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September 12, 2012

Vol. 6, Issue 37

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There is something singularly satisfying about finding a really good price on something. Pawn stores and antique shops present opportunities to experience this joy. It’s surely why so many of us are drawn to them. • The old stereotype about pawn shops was that they were dirty places run by unscrupulous men and women looking for every chance they could find to cheat you out of a buck. Yet the massive success of reality shows such as “Pawn Stars” and “Hardcore Pawn” has done a lot to rebut that inaccurate image. • David Bakke of “Market Crashers” notes that while you, “probably look for ways to save money as often as you can… here’s one you may never have considered: shopping at a pawn shop. It’s actually a viable way to save money — and not just on guns.”

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For Any and All Distribution Needs or Questions Please Call (251) 229-4519 • September 12, 2012 • In his article, “7 Things You Should and Shouldn’t Buy from a Pawn Shop,” Bakke outlines the best things to buy. • Bakke says that perhaps the safest buys at any pawn shop are tools. He notes that the prices are often far superior to those of new tools. This is doubly true if you’re just looking for one or two specific tools for home renovation or repair. “It’s simply not worth it to pay full price for seldomused tools,” says Bakke. • According to Bakke, the other great value found at almost any pawn shop is jewelry. He explains that it’s typical to find prices that are half what they would be for new retail jewelry. Bakke chalks this up to people’s distrust of the idea of “used” jewelry. • “Some people may have an issue with buying ‘used’ jewelry, but isn’t almost all jewelry ‘used’ in some way, shape, or form?” Bakke argues. Since so much jewelry, even retail jewelry, is comprised of items made from melted down gold from other sources and re-set diamonds, why not buy it “used” for a much better price? • As for items that are best left on the pawn-shop shelf, Bakke is emphatic. He advises to never buy electronics or home appliances with a lot of moving parts. He singles out vacuum cleaners, computers, digital cameras and televisions as things to avoid. • Bakke thinks televisions are possibly the riskiest pawn-shop purchase. “There is an implied risk with purchasing anything from a pawn shop since it’s all used merchandise, but this risk goes up even farther with televisions, especially flatscreen LED TVs,” says Bakke. • Bakke warns that almost no pawn shops allow money back returns. The most they offer is instore credit, so buyer beware. He advises, “Be sure to inquire specifically about all aspects of any return policy they may have.” • Though he mentions that he has experienced instances where something he bought at a pawn shop broke soon after, Bakke thinks that the positives easily outnumber the negatives. He says, “The overall money that I have saved over the years has far outweighed the replacement cost of the few things that did break down.” • The process of finding good value at antique shops requires a little more time and thought, but it’s just as rewarding. An advice column from the website entitled “Buying antiques — how, where, when and why to buy” gives 10 sure-fire tips on how to make a wise purchase. • Most antique dealers are happy to haggle over their prices. The column strongly advises antique shoppers to ask for a discount on any item they are interested in. It notes that dealers usually

assign a private code to each item advising how much of a discount they’re prepared to give (for instance, 25 percent off the sticker). Asking for a discount prompts the salesperson to investigate this. Simply ask, “What’s your best price on this item?” • Another potential option for getting a discount is paying cash, but don’t offer to pay in hard currency up front. After negotiating a maximum discount under the auspices of paying by check or credit card, then (and only then) ask if there might any further cash discount. Not every seller will offer one, but some do. • Another essential tip when antique shopping is to thoroughly examine any item of interest before buying. Antique-marks advises you to, “Look at the bottom, the top, the sides. Look from odd angles and use a magnifier to look close.” • Examining each item of interest extensively is vital, as is inquiring about any damage or restoration the item might’ve undergone. As Antique-marks notes, “If you don’t ask, they don’t need to tell you.” • One of the best ways to find a good deal is to look for items that don’t fit the focus of the individual antique shop. If you’re in a shop that focuses on furniture, look for the odd bit of ceramics or jewelry. Items that don’t fit in will often be discounted much higher to get rid of them. • Check if the shop is a member of any trade associations. As Antique-marks notes, this provides “a greater degree of security and protection” for your purchases. Fake antiques are not uncommon, and some are quite convincing. • When completing your antique purchase, make sure you a get a receipt. Make sure it lists specifics about the item, including age, damage or restoration, the material it’s made of and its value. • Finally, if you decide to purchase antiques at auction, do your homework! Know the rules of auction bidding and familiarize yourself with items shipped from outside the country. Valuable and antique items must be declared through customs. Cool Summer Pudding From England

While the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were in full swing on screens across the U.S. and the world, I loved how the cameras put viewers like us in the middle of the action, as if we were paddling our own kayaks through a white-water course or leaping with the women gymnasts for the gold. But amidst all the excitement, there was one thing we missed out on -- the smells and tastes of the local English food enjoyed by spectators attending the event. I decided to make the Olympics a cultural experience at home and created a taste of London by preparing an old English latesummer dessert called “Summer Pudding.” For the Brits, the word “pudding” (“pud” for short) actually means “dessert,” and this fun recipe from across the pond can become a memorable finale to an August dinner. It’s full of fresh berries, and the easy prep doesn’t require any baking, so the kitchen stays cool. It’s a great use for day-old bread, too! Kids love to take part in the easy prep, so gather the ingredients and enjoy this fresh, beautiful dessert while it’s still summer.


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Week 2... Big Week for Upsets!

The second week of the college football season is now complete and several upsets occurred on Saturday. Here is a look at the biggest upsets from this past week and the ramifications it holds for the teams that lost. Wisconsin entered the 2012 season with a question at quarterback and it showed on Saturday as the Badgers lost to Oregon State 10-7. The offense managed just 207 yards and their only score came with less than two minutes remaining in the contest. Danny O’Brien completed 20-38 for 172 yards and a score, but he was sacked three times and he threw an interception. A loss is better early than late, but the Badgers have some major questions on offense and this could be a down year for Wisconsin if they don’t get some improved play. Arkansas enter the year as a top 10 squad, but a shocking 34-31 OT loss at home to Louisiana-Monroe now has the Razorbacks in a big hole after just the second week of action. The biggest concern is the defense which allowed 550 yards, including over 400 through the air. In a year where some fans thought this team had a shot at playing in the BCS Championship, Arkansas must now try to regroup and make a run in the SEC. Another shocker in week two of the college football season came from another PAC 12 school as UCLA won a shootout with Nebraska 36-30. Once again it was a defensive unit that struggled as the Cornhuskers allowed over 650 yards. Nebraska was a favorite in the Big 10 this season, but this team will have a tough time with some strong offenses in the conference and needs to find some answers or this could become a long season for the team and its fans.

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Serious, even dangerous threats can eventuate by improperly maintaining your golf cart’s batteries. 

 A lack of knowledge about basic golf cart battery maintenance can lead to all kinds of problems. Some users assume that the batteries that operate their golf carts are maintenance-free. However, the key to achieving optimum performance and long life is a solid golf cart battery maintenance program. 

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 A wrench; distilled water; a voltmeter (an instrument used for measuring the voltage between two points in an electric circuit); a hydrometer (a tool used to measure the specific gravity of the electrolyte solution); a post cleaner; some baking soda; petroleum jelly and possibly the most of all goggles and gloves. 

 Always wear protective clothing, acid proof gloves and goggles when handling lead acid batteries and remove all jewelry. It’s important to have lots of water and baking soda nearby as this will neutralize any acid spills from battery refilling and prevent further corrosive damage. Remember, the electrolyte is a solution of acid and water, so skin contact should be avoided and, do not smoke near batteries and never add acid to a battery. 

 Golf carts are typically powered by six lead-acid batteries mounted beneath the front seat. 

 First of all, examine the outside appearance of the batteries. You should look for cracks in the container and the top of the battery. Posts and connections should be free of dirt, fluids and corrosion. You should replace any damaged batteries. 

 Check that all vent caps are tight. Then clean the battery top with a cloth or brush and a solution of baking soda and water ensuring that any cleaning solution or any other foreign matter does not get inside the battery. Then rinse with clean water and dry with a clean cloth. Solvents or spray cleaners should not be used. Then clean the battery terminals and the inside of the cable clamps with a post and clamp cleaner. Reconnect the clamps to the terminals and thinly coat them with petroleum jelly. Always keep the area around the batteries clean and dry. 
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Some important things to remember are: Do not allow plates to be exposed to air and do not fill the water all the way up to the cap. Do not use water with a high mineral content. You should use only distilled or deionized water. 

 Check water levels in each cell of each battery weekly to ensure that the leaded plates in the battery are submerged in liquid. Don’t fill the cell all the way up -- add just enough water to cover the plates. 

 Lastly, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions for maintaining batteries.

Bama-Fla Discount Golf

Luther & Carol Pratt

3884 South McKenzie Street (HWY 59) Foley, Alabama

They have been in the golf business for 40 years and have been at their present location for 10 years. Specializing in new and used custom brand name clubs. Repair & regripping is also available as well as good golf advice!


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s d e i f i s s a l C Employment

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Now hiring Massage Therapist for on call basis. Now hiring Stylist. Open 7 days a week. Salon Fahrenheit Gulf Shores 251-948-7563

CREDIT PROBLEMS you may qualify for a repo or foreclosed Mfg/mobile Home. Call Ted @205-2392804

Cash or store credit for used video games, game systems, computers, iPods, music, unscratched DVDs, DVDs good for discounts regardless of condition. Action Game and Movie located in Foley on the corner of Hwy. 59 & 98. 251-943-1359

YOUR LAND is your down payment on a Mfg/Mobile Home. Call Ted @ 205-239-2804

Cash for most used text books 2010 or newer. We also buy some other types of books. Book Exchange in Foley on the corner of Hwy. 59 & 98. 251-943-5044

LAND HOME FINANCING on Mfg/Mobile Homes. Land available. Call Ted @ 205-239-2804

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Get on the Career Track with Medical Office Training! Train for Medical Office Assistant Today! Call Fortis Today! (888) 203-9276 For consumer info. visit www. HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY DIPLOMA! 4 Week Program. FREE Brochure & Full Information. CALL NOW! 1-866-562-3650 Ext. 55. www.southeasternhs. com THE OCEAN Corp. 10840 Rockley Road, Houston, Texas 77099. Train for a New Career. *Underwater Welder. Commercial Diver. *NDT/Weld Inspector. Job Placement Assistance. Financial Aid available for those who qualify. 1-800-321-0298.

Membership Opportunity

Lifetime membership for sale - Styx River Resort, Ocean Canyon Resort. Stay 14 days, 2 pools, cafe, playground, arcade, and more. For info call 251-9881071 or 251-747-8165. Or email at

Yard Sale/Flea Mkt/Antique Event

First Fri and Sat of each month (mark your calendar). Hwy 225 @ I-65 Exit 31 251-577-1235 ALSO daylily garden opens May 1st.


Wanted to buy older mobile home in Baldwin Co., 2br w/ 1 or 2 bath. Can do minor repairs 251-752-4257 DIABETIC TEST Strips Wanted. Any Type, Any Brand. Unexpired.Will pay up to $27 a box&shipping. Call T.S.C. 866-368-2269

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* Boat, Car/Truck, ATV, Camper/RV, Motorcyle, or old mobile home…You can now trade for a new mobile home using either of these items as a down payment. 850-474-9973. * SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME?? Need a new home? At least $1200 monthly income will get you a new home. Call to apply! 850-474-9973 GOOD-BAD-OR NO CREDIT RENT TO OWN 3BR,2B D/W 943-4301 * New! 3 bedroom/2 bath mobile home, own it for as low as $295/mth… 850-474-9973. * BUYER BACKOUT….120 payments remain on a Foreclosured Mobile Home. 850-474-9973. RENT ONLY 1 BR,1B APARTMENT $650 (INCLUDES UTILITIES) 943-4301 FAIRHOPE, AL - FSBO - Nice level lot, end of culde-sac, back and one side fenced, near everything, possible terms. $42,500.00 OBO 251-923-6149 RENT TO OWN Handyman special with land in Loxley, AL Call Ted @205-239-2804 LAND HOME PACKAGE available in nice subdivison in Loxley, AL for Mfg/Mobile home. Call Ted @205-239-2804.

FHA LOANS AVAILBLE on a Mfg/Mobile Homes Low interest rates. Call Ted @ 205-239-5397

NEW 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH $29900 Low monthly payment Low down payment Call Ted @ 205-339-5397 Fairhope, Al New custom Craftsman style homes in Old Battles Village just minutes to downtown and the Bay starting from the low $200’s. Jeanne Nemeth Bellator Real Estate 251-753-8322


WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI: Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, Z1R, Kawasaki Triples, GT380, GS400, CB750, (1969-75) Cash-Paid, Nationwide-Pickup, 1-800-772-1142, 1-310-721-0726. usa@

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GET PAID CASH FOR YOUR CAR TODAY. Call Us FIRST! We’ll Buy ANY Car or Truck. Free Pick-Up or Tow. 1-800-892-0137.


FOR SALE 1988 27 ft. Chieftain motorhome 454. Sleeps 6, needs some repair, not major. Runs good, cold AC. Purchased a new unit and must sell $2,000.00. Located in RV park. Will deliver in area 251-504-5478.




HOUSECLEANER w/ 20 yrs. exp., hard worker, honest, reliable! Call for free estimate. Kat 251-989-2360


WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201


ADOPT: HARD working, happy, funny couple wants to adopt. Lots of relatives, unconditional love & deep respect for your adoption plan, All allowable expenses paid. John & Lenore 800-621-4314. Bar Number: 0342521, Susan Stockham

Service Tech Needed

Service Tech Needed - 2 years, or more, experience required in pest control field. Great opportunity with established company in Baldwin County. Competitive pay and good benefits. Call 251-943-7874.

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the purchase of a NEW John Deere Z225 or Z245 Residential EZtrak Mower.

HUGE DISCOUNTS 18610 County Road 26 (West Michigan Ave) Foley, Al

*Offer expires October 16, 2012. See your Beard Equipment Salesman for more details.

Now Selling: Honda & STIHL Power Tools

251- 943-2006

“Your indoor and outdoor kitchen specialist”

The Silhouette Full Service Salon & Day Spa

41st Anniversary Late Appointments Available Walk-ins Welcome

Monday Saturday 8 am - 6 pm Closed Sundays

Hair Cut $20.00 Hair Style $20.00 & up Color $50.00 Massage Therapy Salt Scrubs Facials Manicures Pedicures Waxing

251-943-3624 1107 N. McKenzie Street Foley, Alabama 36535

1. How old was Pete Rose when he had his last 200-hit season? 2. Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs was the first shortstop to hit three home runs in a game. Who was the second? 3. In 2011, Patrick Peterson tied an NFL record with his fourth punt return for a TD in a season. Whose mark did he tie? 4. Name the only conference to have three No. 1 seeds in one year in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. 5. When was the last time before 2012 that the St. Louis Blues won an NHL playoff game? 6. Name the last country other than South Korea in the modern Olympic era to win a gold medal in the women’s archery team competition. 7. How many times in his career did golfer Jack Nicklaus finish as the runner-up in a major?

¥ On Sept. 22, 1776, in New York City, 21-year-old Nathan Hale, a captain in the Continental Army, is executed by the British for spying. Before being hanged, legend holds that Hale said, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” There is no historical record to prove that Hale actually made this statement. ¥ On Sept. 18, 1793, George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building. The building would take nearly a century to complete, as architects came and went, the British set fire to it, and it was called into use during the Civil War. ¥ On Sept. 23, 1846, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune. The blue gas giant, which has a diameter four times that of Earth, has eight known moons and a ring system containing three bright and two dim rings. ¥ On Sept. 21, 1938, a powerful Category 3 hurricane slams into Long Island and southern New England. Charlie Pierce, a junior forecaster in the U.S. Weather Bureau, was sure that the hurricane was heading for the Northeast, but the chief forecaster overruled him. All told, 700 people were killed by the hurricane. ¥ On Sept. 19, 1959, in one of the more surreal moments in the history of the Cold War, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev explodes with anger when he learns he cannot visit Disneyland. Government authorities feared that the crowds would pose a safety hazard. ¥ On Sept. 17, 1965, four adventurous Englishmen arrive at a motor show in Germany after crossing the English Channel by Amphicar, the world’s only mass-produced amphibious passenger car. On land, the cars used a fourspeed-plus-reverse manual transmission. In the water, they used a transfer case that had two speeds: forward and backward. ¥ On Sept. 20, 1973, in a highly publicized “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match, top women’s player Billie Jean King, 29, plays Bobby Riggs, 55, a former No. 1-ranked men’s player. Riggs, a self-proclaimed male chauvinist, had boasted that women were inferior. King beat Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

Answers: 1. He was 38 in 1979, when he tallied 208 hits for Philadelphia. 2. Freddie Patek did it for the Angels in 1980. 3. Detroit’s Jack Christiansen (1951), Denver’s Rick Upchurch (1976) and Chicago’s Devin Hester (2007) all returned four punts for touchdowns. 4. The Big East, with Connecticut, Louisville and Pittsburgh as No. 1 seeds in 2009. 5. It was 2004. 6. South Korea has won every gold medal since team competition began in 1988. 7. Nineteen times.

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Robin’s Nest Business Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 6:00 A thrifty chic boutique

Located at Ellis Storage just north of the Foley Beach Express. Furniture, antiques, home décor, shabby chic items, china, vintage glassware and much more. Spring has sprung at Robin’s Nest! Come see our Easter display and get Easter Basket surprises. Planting season is here, and we have garden flowers that never wilt! COMING SOON… BIRDS OF A FEATHER SPECIALTY CONSIGNMENT Indoor and outdoor consignment areas available the 1st of April. Storage Rentals Available at Discount Pricing

“We can build your plan; help design a custom home; or choose from our many plans. Building cost as low as $59 per square foot. Build on your land or let us assist you in finding the perfect home site. All upgrades available!”


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Wolf Bay is the destination for your perfect coastal getaway, as the only waterfront condo in Foley. Allow us the opportunity to host your business function, family reunion, church retreat or special celebration. Our property offers a serene setting for your next golf outing, girls’ getaway or guy’s fishing trip. Among our amenities, Wolf Bay features 3 piers for docking boats, fishing and catching crabs, outdoor pool, clubroom with fitness equipment and pool table. We also have canoes, kayaks, bass skiffs and bicycles on site for rental. Every unit has 300 sf balconies to take in the spectacular sunrise and relax while watching for birds and dolphins. We invite you to visit Wolf Bay for a beautiful, memorable Gulf Coast experience … close to everything, yet worlds apart! Daily, Weekly & Monthly Rentals!

Wolf Bay Landing Condominiums 8900 Toler Lane, Foley, Alabama 36535 251.943.4265 or 251.421.1965

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Weekly Pest Series

courtesy of Tina Franc

We are Environmentally Aware Household Termite & Pest Control recognizes that we are all stewards of the environment. That’s why we began incorporating Eco Friendly Pest Control in our area a full decade before it became popular. Eco Friendly Products are derived from naturally occurring agents known to repel, deter, or kill non beneficial insects. Integrated Pest Management involves working together with the customer to control the non beneficial insect population by creating a landscape that is not inviting to unwanted pests, so fewer products are necessary for full pest control. The goal is to protect the home without harming the Gulf Coast’s diverse land or beautiful waters. Our Do It Yourself Store has a number of Eco Friendly products for your pest needs and lawn management, including organic fertilizer. We take pride in our unique position to educate the populace on preservation of landscape, water diversion, and products.

Mosquito Emergency Hotline 251-967-1053

In addition to termite and pest control, our company was among the first to bring in Thermal Remediation, or heat treatment, for the eradication of the growing bed bug pandemic. The heat also eliminates any other bug at treatment site with little or no chemical application. We also offer Thermal Acoustic Pesticide insulation (TAP) installation, which is made from recycled paper products, treated with boric acid and is Energy Star Rated. Studies have shown a dramatic decrease in electric bills and pests in attics with this insulation. From the attic to the ground, you’re covered all around! Household Termite & Pest Control is the Gulf Coast’s local choice for environmentally conscious, educational and interactive pest control.

“I’m Not



Come on over to ELBERTA HARDWARE! Elberta finance Hardware, Inc. “We service and what we sell” 25320 US HWY 98 Elberta, AL 36530 25320 US HWY 98 Elberta, AL 36530



Open Tuesday Thru Saturday 9AM - 5PM

LOXLEY HWY 59 (North of I-10) (251) 964-4568

9AM - 6PM

FOLEY 204 EAST MICHIGAN AVE. (251) 943-7284

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Value, Reliability, integRity Rely on these local businesses for Quality Service!

The Baldwin Business Council is comprised of business Owners and professionals serving the residents of Baldwin County and points beyond. Look to us to find a professional to solve your household and business needs so you can get back to the good things in life. The Baldwin Business Council meets every Wednesday at 8:00am at the Lake Forest Yacht Club. Join us and grow your business one referral at a time!

Featured Business Of the Week!

Pfeffer Floor Covering, Inc. Arlene S. Pfeffer Owner Carpet • Hardwood • Laminate • Tile Area Rugs • Vinyl • Window Fashions

703 D’Olive Street (251) 937-2189 Bay Minette, AL 36507 (251) 626-8740 Email: Cell: (251) 490-5600 Website: bayminette.