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July 2011

If you don’t scale the mountain, you can’t view the plain. July 2011


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Moravian Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Strong Sun Pow Wow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Carolina Survivalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Senior Musings on Bucket List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

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For over 9 years, Villager Voices has focused on topics that are relevant, compelling, and entertaining. We showcase local business while sharing family excursions, traditions, crafts, family fun, charity events, health, fitness, and more. Thanks to our advertisers, loyal followers, and the talents of our contributing writers, we continue to collectively promote our wonderful community. This month we again feature Reverend Christopher Burcham, Tracy Myers, Nancy Hall, Representative Virginia Foxx, and Campbell Thompson, who inform, serve, and enrich our lives in their special areas of expertise. Award-winning columnist Ariel Bouvier continues to use her constantly evolving talents to encourage and assist other staff writers with monthly features including Going Green, Carolina Survivalist, Bizzare News, Day Trips, Seasonal Recipes, and many of the special events and activities covered in each issue. And what would a July issue without the famous “Aunt Miranda” leading the parade? The Villager team was again privileged to play in the 11th Annual Debbie Burchett Cancer Fund Golf Tournament at Salem Glen Golf Club. Congratulations to the First Place winners in the championship flight: Doug Roach, Seth Morris, George Lane, and company with a score of 58 (19 under par). We will provide full details and photos on our web site and in the August issue! As we celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, cookouts, and parades, it’s only fitting that we stop for a moment and honor our troops for all they do to protect our country. To the thousands of U.S. soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, “We thank you every day for your service, courage, and sacrifice and pray that you all return home safely.”

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What is hypermiling? It is a method of increasing your carʼs gas mileage by making skillful changes in the way you drive, allowing you to save gas and thereby have an easier time withstanding the rising oil and gas prices. Many people think that the practice of “hypermiling” was started by truckers a several years ago, but in fact the earlier name in 1936 was Mobil Economy Run, and during World War II gas rationing led people to use these techniques. You can get 35 percent better fuel mileage out of your current vehicle by hypermiling. Most drivers agonizing over the cost of gasoline fail to realize the enormous impact their driving style has on fuel consumption. You can also save a lot of gas by just lifting your foot off the accelerator as soon as possible when approaching a yellow or red light. Although extreme hypermiling is an advanced technique, other approaches that are well-known are followed too, such as gentle acceleration, slow speed, not idling excessively as well as removing the cargo racks to cut down on the aerodynamic drag. Speed is an important factor in maintaining fuel efficiency while hypermiling. Maximum fuel efficiency can be experienced when driving with no stops and throttling less, in the higher gear. The speed differs from vehicle to vehicle, although it is said to be in the range of 40 – 50 mph.


Generally fuel efficiency increases when there is less braking and acceleration. One of the main strategies of hypermiling is to keep the eyes open and drive in such a way that you watch where you are going carefully, all the while trying to minimize accelerating and braking.

HYPERMILING TIPS Take the road less traveled.

Generally speaking, if you have the option of choosing lightly traveled roads over busier ones, you give yourself more flexibility to employ a wider range of fuel saving techniques than if you are surrounded by other vehicles. You may even find that a somewhat longer, lightly traveled route may result in lower overall amount of fuel used than the shorter, busier route.

Leave early and donʼt rush.

The enemy of efficient driving is finding yourself in a rush. Leave for your destination a little early so you donʼt feel pressure to drive faster, brake later and otherwise fall back into bad habits. Driving efficiently can be much more relaxing than the typical personʼs driv-

ing style, but you need to allow a bit of extra time.

Note your transition points.

If you regularly travel the same roads, make a conscious effort to note (memorize) the points along the way where transitions occur that maximize efficiency. For example, memorize where you can initiate a coast to just make it to the next stop sign. Or note at what speed you can crest a hill so youʼre traveling just fast enough for the next transition after the descent.

Combine errands: do the longest leg first.

When combining multiple trips into one journey, go to your farthest destination first, and work your way back. This ensures the vehicle is warmed up as much as possible before subjecting it to multiple starts and stops.

Traffic light timing - red lights with sensors.

When approaching a red light, slow down early if thereʼs a car in front of you that can trip the sensor so you may not have to come to a complete stop. cleverly nicknamed this technique “rabbit timing”

Hill tactic: donʼt waste potential energy.

When facing a red traffic light, or some other predictable stop/start situation at the bottom of a hill, youʼre better off stopping near the top before youʼve accelerated to full speed.

Wait, and time your release to make it through on green, and you avoid turning your potential energy into brake dust and heat. (Also known in the hypermiling circles as ʻsmart brakingʼ.)

Start up: not until youʼre adjusted.

Donʼt start the vehicle until youʼre settled in: seat, seatbelt & mirrors adjusted; passengers settled in as well.

Summer: park in the shade.

Parking in the shade will keep the inside of your vehicle cooler, which can help you minimize use of air conditioning.

Picking Cherries at Levering Orchard by Ariel Bouvier

Minimize air conditioning use.

Air conditioning requires a lot of power. Use it sparingly. Driving at city speeds, youʼll save fuel by using your flow through vents and opening windows. At highway speeds, whether A/C is more or less efficient than opening windows will depend on the speed, your vehicleʼs aerodynamics and A/C design.

Drive the posted speed.

Drive the posted speed limit or the minimum allowed, when safe to do so. Just remember you are saving money and helping the environment by incorporating these practices.

If you want to make a few great memories then head to Levering Orchard in Virginia. This was my first year picking cherries, and I loved every minute. I admit the 20- to 26-foot ladders were a little intimidating at first, but once I was up in the tree picking cherries, I forgot about the height. Picking cherries is so much fun! I dangled my heavy cherry-laden bucket on the ladder as I picked from limb-to-limb. It seemed that the sweetest cherries were practically at the top of the trees. Occasionally I spotted a cluster that was just beyond my reach. So I would balance partially on a sturdy limb and pick away. The longer I picked the braver I became until I remembered the sign upon entering, “Pick at your own risk.” I occasionally paused from picking and looked around at the beautiful blue Carolina sky and the rows and rows of cherry trees heavy with cherries. After an hour of picking, my bucket was full and my fingers were lightly stained with cherry juice. It was a good day! I plan to make this a yearly trek and add this destination to my growing list of day trips. Levering Orchard is a few miles off of the Blue Ridge Parkway at Orchard Gap. It is the largest cherry orchard in the South. You can also pick your own peaches and apples on weekends starting in July. For directions or more information, call (276) 755-3593 or check out their web site at

July 2011


The Moravian Festival Planned for September 10, 2011 The Moravian Festival is planned for Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on the campus of New Philadelphia Moravian Church in Winston-Salem. The festival is a family-oriented event celebrating the faith, history, and traditions of the Moravian Church which played a major role in the settlement and development of the Winston-Salem, Forsyth County area. Activities begin with The Moravian Festival 5K Challenge at 9 a.m. The festival and race are open to the entire community. Festival tickets are available in advance for $1 per person and $2 per person the day of the event. Proceeds will be distributed through the Board of Cooperative Ministries of the Southern Province of the Moravian Church. For more details, visit It has been said that, “In WinstonSalem, everyone is a Moravian on Christmas Eve or Easter Morning.” Many residents are familiar with, or have attended, a Moravian Christmas Lovefeast or Easter Sunrise service, but there are many more who have not yet been introduced to the rich Moravian heritage within our community. Festival-goers will have opportunities to: •

Taste time-honored Moravian foods as chicken pie, sugar cake, and ginger cookies. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks will also be available. Hear traditional and secular music associated with the Moravian Church performed continuously throughout the day by brass bands, choirs, and vocal and instrumental groups. See artisans crafting Moravian paper stars and tin ware. Smell beeswax


candles being poured and Moravian cookies baking. Visit the Christmas Room and sample Lovefeast buns and coffee. Observe their children participating in heritage games and crafts. Free pony rides and a petting zoo will also be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Experience history brought to life by enactors portraying Count von Zinzendorf, Bishop Spangenberg and other key figures in the Moravian Church and in the settlement of 18th Century North Carolina. Take home Moravianinspired gifts as stars, candles, Christmas ornaments, handmade crafts, music CDs, cook books, and apparel. Learn how Moravians connect with our community and the world through charitable, Spiritual, and educational outreach programs. Representatives from area churches and agencies will exhibit and discuss their initiatives. In addition, spokespersons from the WinstonSalem-based Moravian Music Foundation and Moravian Archives will be on-site.

The Moravian Festival will kickoff, rain or shine, with the Moravian Festival 5K Challenge. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. from the campus of New Philadelphia Moravian Church, 4440 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. Runners will enjoy the unique Moravian aspects planned for this event. The advance entrance fee is $20 for adults, $15 for students and $25 the day of the race. All participants will receive a

tee shirt, water, snacks and free entrance to the festival. Proceeds from the race will go to Sunnyside Ministry. Sponsorships are available. For more details, visit or call (336) 765-2331. ABOUT US: We are a small group

of Christians who trace their roots to Bohemia and Moravia, now the Czech Republic, and to John Hus whose protests preceded the Protestant Reformation. The Moravian Church, known as Unitas Fratrum or Unity of Brethren, was formally established in 1457. During the following two centuries, persecution forced the church underground and dispersed it throughout Northern Europe. In 1722, a small band of Brethren found refuge in the presentday German state of Saxony with the support of Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf. Herrnhut, the newly established Moravian community, became the churchʼs center from which Count von Zinzendorf encouraged missions to the West Indies and settlements in America. In 1741, the first successful Moravian

settlement in America was established as Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and is todayʼs headquarters of the Northern Province of the Moravian Church. From Bethlehem, missions were sent to Native Americans and throughout the frontiers of Colonial America. One such mission led Bishop Augustus Spangenberg to survey and to purchase the expansive die Wachau (Wachovia) tract in North Carolina. Moravian settlers followed to establish Bethabara in 1753, Bethania in 1759 and Salem in 1766. Today, Winston-Salem is home to the Southern Province of the Moravian Church and where a large population of Moravians practices its faith through worship, service and mission.

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Stokes County Student Wins Congressional Art Competition and Visits DC for Art Installation By Congresswoman Virginia Foxx

A work of art by a Stokes County high school student will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for the next year, after the student, Brent Morse, won the 2011 5th District Congressional Art Contest sponsored by the office of Congresswoman Virginia Foxx. Morse, a student at South Stokes High School won the contest with a piece of computergenerated art entitled “The Walkway.” This year was the first year that the Art Competition winner was chosen via online voting. “This competition is a once in a lifetime chance for young North Carolina artists to display their work in the United States Capitol,” Representative Foxx said. “Iʼm thrilled to see Brentʼs excellent work of art hanging in the Capitol and representing all of the fine submissions that were part of the contest this year.”


In the spring of every year, the United States House of Representatives hosts a Congressional Art Competition for high school artists. The contest promotes attention to the arts by recognizing talented young artists from across the nation. This yearʼs winning artwork by Morse, who lives in Walnut Cove will be featured along with winning submissions from other congressional districts in the United States Capitol. Morse traveled to Washington, DC with his family this week to attend the official award and art installation ceremony. About the Congressional Art Contest: Each year Members of Congress from around the country hold contests within their districts to choose winning pieces of art by high school students. Since this competition was created in 1982, hundreds of thou-

sands of high school students have participated at the local level. The winning student from the 5th District is invited to Washington, DC for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and has his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Editorʼs Note: U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents the Fifth Congressional District of North Carolina. She is chair of the House Higher Education subcommittee and also serves on the House Rules Committee. You may contact her office toll free at 1-866-6778968 or e-mail her from her website,

US Flag Quiz 1. The first official U.S. flag had: a) Thirteen stars and thirteen stripes b) Thirteen stripes and the words “Donʼt Tread on Me” c) A British Union Jack in the upper left corner 2. Who designed the first official U.S. flag? a) Betsy Ross b) Benjamin Franklin c) Francis Hopkinson 3. The colors of the 13 red and white stripes symbolize: a) Courage and purity b) England and liberty c) It is not known what the colors symbolize.

The Walkway By Brent Morse

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. ~Ronald Reagan

4. The Continental Congress approved the design of the first official U.S. flag on: a) July 4, 1776 b) June 14, 1777 c) May 29, 1790 5. Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the Star-Spangled Banner after witnessing which of the following? a) The burning of Washington, DC b) The bombardment of Fort McHenry c) The inauguration of President Lincoln 6. Who made the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star-Spangled Banner? a) Mary Pickersgill b) John Stafford c) Betsy Ross 7. The flag has 13 stripes. How many of them are red? a) Five b) Six c) Seven 8. Nicknames for the U.S. flag include: a) “Old Glory” and the “Union Colors” b) “Old Glory” and the “Stars and Stripes” c) “Stars and Bars” and the “Tricolor Flag” 9. According to the U.S. Flag Code, the U.S. flag should never be: a) Raised quickly b) Flown at night c) Used as clothing 10. The last new star was added to the flag in which year? It was the year after Hawaii became the 50th state. a) 1940 b) 1950 c) 1960 answers on pager 25

July 2011


Dr. John B. Davis, MD, FACS Opens New Medical Practice In Yadkinville Board-certified urology specialist Dr. John B. Davis, MD, FACS has opened a new medical practice in Yadkinville. The new practice, Davis Urology, P.A., is located at 624 West Main Street at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital. Davis Urology is a patient-focused practice offering access to high-quality medical care, preventative services, and 24/7 doctor access. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “I am very excited to open a practice in Yadkinville,” Dr. Davis said. “I look forward to spending time with my patients and working with them to address their health concerns and

Kernersville, and Yadkinville. He received his doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His internship and residency training was completed at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Davis is board certified from the American Board of Urology and a Member of American College of Surgeons. He specializes in general urology including pediatric urology. goals.” Dr. John B. Davis a leading urologist in North Carolina and has practiced urology for more than 25 years in Winston-Salem,

Davis Urology provides in-depth medical care and partners with patients to manage complex medical conditions and chronic conditions, as well as acute care and crisis intervention. To find out more about Davis Urology or to schedule an appointment, call (336) 679-6785.

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Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich 1 c. chicken breast, cooked & diced 1/2 c. celery 1/2 c. mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. avocado, diced 2 tsp. lemon juice 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 8 slices sourdough bread In a mixing bowl, add the chicken, celery, mayonnaise, avocado, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toast gently until thoroughly mixed. Using a spoon or scoop, spread the chicken salad on the bread.

Easy Chickpea Dip Drain and rinse one can chickpeas (garbanzos), then simmer about 20 minutes in saucepan with enough water to cover. Drain chickpeas and mash with fork until fairly smooth. Add lemon juice to taste and thin a bit and a bit of EVOO (extravirgin olive oil) and keep mixing until it is fairly smooth. Season with chopped garlic and salt to taste. Put in a plastic container and chill. Take along a container or bag of cut up pita breads plus a container of baby carrots and celery sticks for dipping.


Quick Oat Cookies 2 - cups sugar 4 - tablespoons coca 1/2 - cup milk 1 - cup butter 3 - cups quick oats 1/2 cup peanut butter On the stove, add sugar, coca, milk and butter in a large sauce pan. Bring ingredients to a boil. Take pan off stove. Add oats and peanut butter to sauce pan. Stir about 5 times until mixed. Spoon drop mixture on wax paper. Cool and serve.

Black Bean, Corn and Salsa Salad 1 can (12 oz) corn, drained 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained 1-1/2 -cups celery, chopped 1/2 cup green onion, chopped 1/4 cup green sliced olives 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 1 Jar (14oz) Salsa 1/4 cup wine vinegar dressing In a large bowl, blend the corn, black beans, celery, onion, olives and cilantro. In a separate mixing bowl, I mix the salsa and vinegar dressing. Pour the mixture over salad and toss well. Chill.

Fruit: Nature’s candy is fruit. Pack fruit whole if you can, so you have less to clean up later, or slice it up and put it in plastic containers. You can also freeze grapes and blueberries for a yummy snack. It is virtually impossible to compromise your health by eating too much fruit or too many vegetables; so, pack extra. You will eat them!

The menu:

Consider foods that don’t spoil as quickly as “main” dishes. Bagels, Sandwich thins, High fiber crackers, Individual packets of humus and peanut butter, dry turkey sandwiches (Add the condiments later), and vinegar-based pasta and black bean salads.

High-fiber snacks: Portion your own high-fiber snacks into snack baggies. This way you can control your snack foods. Look for 3g of fiber or more per serving for snack food items. As soon as you open crackers, nuts, pretzels, cereals, dried fruit, popcorn, and trail mixes, separate them into serving portions and store the item in individual baggies. This way you are less likely to overeat from the larger container.

July 2011


This is one question that I get asked a lot: How can I get a custom URL for my Facebook page? This is an easy one. I only hope that someone hasnʼt claimed your name. So Facebook allows you to change the username of the directed address to your page with a custom name - Just follow the easy steps below. 1. Create an account (for those who have no account yet.). 2. Login to your account. 3. Go to account tab and click account settings. 4. Select the username option. 5. Click more to have a custom username, otherwise select from the suggestions given by Facebook. 6. Note that you can only change the username once. Click confirm. 7. Thatʼs it! You get a confirmation message and you are ready to go.

My Dysfunctional Family Tree by Ariel Bouvier

Aunt Miranda is pictured with two of her favorite dogs, Bernie and Buster. Much to the dismay of her husband, she often spent her evenings preparing elaborate photo shoots that always contained one or more of her twenty-five dogs. She celebrated most holidays with a unique flair -- often inviting hundreds of animal-loving guests. She insisted on taking several of her dogs when she strolled through Lewisville and that is what prompted the town to create the “pooperscooper” law. Dog owners were levied a hefty fine of $50 when they simply refused to pick-up after their pets. The town of Lewisville collected enough “pooper-scooper” money from Miranda to build Town Square. Upon her death, it was discovered that she had left $10,000 to each of her dogs. Needless to say, it wasnʼt very difficult to find them a home. Editorʼs Note: We get many, many requests to republish Miranda each Fourth of July. Please note that all of Arielʼs columns are purely a work of fiction.

Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss. 12 VILLAGER VOICE



While many people will be using their air conditioning full-blast for most of the summer, this puts a significant drain on the power grid as well as their wallets. Those who are committed to the sustainable lifestyle and want to keep cool this summer have a host of green options to help cut their energy usage.

Tis the season for scavenging for used goods. Garage, rummage, and yard sales abound. Take advantage of them and buy what you need there. Not only will it save you serious money, you’ll be able to re-use perfectly good items.

1. Go to the Farmer’s Market Eat local this summer by getting your produce, meat, eggs, and baked good at your local farmer’s market. That squash from the farm 20 miles away will have a much lower environmental impact than a grocery store-bought squash that was shipped across the country. Plus, fresh, local food tastes better.

2. Search Out Local Entertainment You don’t need to travel far to find good summertime entertainment. In the warmer months, music festivals, neighborhood art shows, and movies in the park abound. Take advantage of your neighborhood’s offerings. You’ll meet new people and have experiences you would otherwise miss out on. Best of all, most of these offerings are free and nearby. Downstown WinstonSalem has great entertainment all summer.

5. Turn Off the Light

3. Bike and Walk More Now that the weather is lovely and sunny, opt to bike or walk to your destination instead of hopping in the car. It might take a little longer, but you’ll get excercise, spend time outside, and better experience summer. Just make sure that you share the road when biking. If you must drive employ the hypermiling techniques found on page 4.

“Going Green” means to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.

Unnecessary heat that comes from lighting can drastically alter the temperature in your home. If you’re still using incandescent light bulbs, a switch to LED fixtures will be a significant reduction in heat. In addition, they save more than half of the energy used by old-style bulbs.

6. Use Blinds During the day, having window blinds and shades drawn on your windows will effectively help to cool down your home. With a nearly limitless range of colors and styles, homeowners can pick and choose the perfect window covering to suit their interior design. Aluminum mini blinds are a timeless style thatʼs perfect for bedrooms and home offices. They can be custom-made to fit any window and offer a contemporary twist on your home furnishings.

July 2011



BIZARRE NEWS COPS: MAN FIRES GUN TO GET HELP WITH FISHHOOK IN BUTTOCKS Maryland— A man who said he had a fishhook “embedded in his buttocks” allegedly fired shots to get police attention according to a release from the Frederick Police Department. The release says police responded to a noise complaint in the 200 block of East Patrick Street. A complainant said the man living in the rear entrance of the apartment, Charles Akin Rempe, had been making a lot of noise for several hours. Rempe told police he had been hiding in his closet because he had a “fishhook embedded in his buttocks.” He also told police he had fired shots to attract police attention. Rempe was placed in handcuffs and taken to Frederick Memorial Healthcare for evaluation. The release says evidence shows multiple gunshots were fired inside the apartment and a loaded .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol was also found. One round went through a side window and lodged in the brick wall of an adjacent building. No one was injured. Criminal charges are pending.

MINK COAT HIDDEN IN PANTIES Minnesota — A woman accused of concealing a stolen mink coat in her underwear for three days pleaded guilty to a theft charge. Bloomington police said Stephanie Moreland, 46, was arrested on a felony theft charge on after employees at the Alaska Fur Company accused her of stealing the short mink coat, valued at $6,500. A sales associate at the store took down Morelandʼs license plate number and police located the woman and her car

uncommon.” He said differences in temperaments among cows are just as common as differences among dogs and cats.


a short time later, but the only sign of the coat was an empty hanger, police said. Moreland was booked into jail and she admitted three days later to having stolen the coat, but she claimed it had already been sold. However, when told she would be taken to the Hennepin County Jail downtown, Moreland lifted up her dress and revealed the coat had been shoved into her underwear.

COW KILLS 60-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AT FARM IN IOWA Iowa — A woman has died after being attacked by a cow on her farm. The Benton County sheriffʼs office released information that 60-year-old Jean Fee was feeding the cows ears of corn when one of them attacked her. She died at a Cedar Rapids hospital. Fee was with her 23-month-old grandson when the attack happened, but authorities say he wasnʼt hurt. The sheriffʼs office says family members havenʼt had trouble with the cows before. “The best we can figure is the cow became aggressive, and my mom was protecting my nephew, and the cow hit her with its head and it stopped her heart,” son Matt Fee said. “Itʼs pretty unusual for a cow to become aggressive,” states Terry Engelken, an associate professor at Iowa State Universityʼs College of Veterinary Medicine. “We have a few instances of cow attacks across the country every year — but itʼs uncommon. For it to result in a fatality is very

SALT LAKE CITY — Jason Valdez is no stranger to Utah police. His latest brush with the law, however, may have been the most public. An armed Valdez, 36, held a woman hostage at a motel in a tense 16hour, overnight standoff with SWAT teams, all while finding time to keep his family and friends updated on Facebook, authorities said. He even got some help from the outside over the social network: A friend posted that a SWAT officer was hiding in the bushes. “Thank you homie,” Valdez replied. “Good looking out.” When officers swarmed the room, Valdez shot himself in the chest with a handgun, Ogden police said. He is in critical condition. In all, Valdez made six posts and added at least a dozen new friends. His family and friends responded with 100 comments. Some people offered words of support, and others pleaded for him to “do the right thing.” Court records show Valdez has a criminal history, including convictions for aggravated assault and domestic violence in front of a child. Ogden police tried to serve Valdez with a felony drug warrant for a missed court appearance. “Iʼm currently in a standoff ... kinda ugly, but ready for whatever,” Valdez wrote in his first post at 11:23 p.m. “I love u guyz and if I donʼt make it out of here alive that Iʼm in a better place and u were all great friends.”

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If youʼre a baseball fan, youʼre no doubt aware that the MLB All-Star Game is being played on July 12. But while youʼll probably appreciate the grace and skill of the players, you may not realize just how much a baseball team can teach you about other aspects of life — such as investing. Specifically, consider the following characteristics:

Consistency — Baseball teams need to be

consistent. They choose quality players and must have the patience and discipline to stick with those players during slumps. As an investor, you should choose quality investments and have the patience and discipline to stick with them over the long haul.

Diversification — A baseball team doesnʼt

have just one type of player — it contains pitchers, catchers, infielders, and outfielders. Your portfolio also needs to be diversified because if you own only a single type of investment, and a market downturn strikes that asset class particularly hard, your portfolio could take a big hit. Owning a diversified mix of stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs), and other investments can help reduce the effect of market volatility on your holdings. Keep in mind, though, that diversification, by itself, canʼt guarantee a profit or protect against loss.

Unity — While a baseball team contains a

diverse collection of players, they all strive toward a common goal. And the mix of investments in your portfolio needs to work together to help achieve the various goals youʼve established, such as a comfortable retirement, college for your children and a legacy for your family. To work toward your individual objectives, you will need to create an investment mix thatʼs based on your risk tolerance, time horizon, family situation and other factors.

Flexibility — While every member of a profes-

sional baseball team is a good player, one might be better than another in a given situation. For instance, a faster runner might pinch-run for someone else. And as you move on in your “game” of life, you will need flexibility in making your investment decisions. As one example, when you

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near retirement, you may want to reduce your exposure to risk somewhat, so you might decide to replace some — but certainly not all — of your growth-oriented vehicles with investments that can offer greater protection of your principal.

Good Management — Even the best group of baseball

players needs a manager to guide them and make decisions during a ballgame. And to help you make investment choices during different times in your life, you might benefit from working with a financial professional — someone who knows your risk tolerance, investment preferences and long-term aspirations. You may never find yourself surrounded by the greatest ballplayers in the world — but remembering these traits can help keep your portfolio “in the game.” Editorʼs Note: This article was provided by Campbell Thompson, your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your tax or legal professional regarding your particular situation.

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Summer is here and the warm weather brings with it good photographic opportunities. There are plenty of things to shoot and, if youʼre lucky, youʼll be traveling to fabulous places, new and old, for your holidays. To ensure that your summer photos are all they promise to be, here are some summer photo shooting tips that will guarantee good photos even in the most challenging of conditions.

subject you must set it so it is forced to fire. Use this forced flash too if youʼre sitting in a shady position with a light behind your subject such as sitting under an umbrella. Without the flash youʼll get harsh shadows and with the flash youʼll get a much more attractive portrait.

Shooting in tourist locations

If youʼre off to popular tourist destinations for your summer holidays youʼll get plenty of photographic opportunities. Youʼll also come up against the problem of capturing both the monument and the person in front of it both in focus.

Warm your images

The harsh summer sunlight, particularly in the middle of the day, throws a bluish cast on your images which, in spite of the heat that youʼre shooting in, actually makes them look cold. Luckily, you can easily warm them up and make them more inviting by changing your cameraʼs settings. This works well for summer portraits and for landscapes too. To do this, set your cameraʼs white balance setting to Cloudy even though you are shooting in full sun. The cloudy setting compensates for the blue-green cast of filtered sunlight and gives your images an instant subtle pink/orange cast which is more attractive and inviting.

Summertime is flash time

Although it sounds counterintuitive and you would think that in the bright summer sunlight the last thing you need is your cameraʼs flash, in fact it is the first thing to know how to set properly. Your cameraʼs flash will not fire on a bright sunny day if you are shooting something which is lit behind by a strong backlight, for example a person at the beach. Your subject will be thrown into deep shadow unless you use the cameraʼs flash. The cameraʼs flash provides a fill light which lights your subject without affecting the background which is too far away to be affected. To use the flash to provide fill light for your

Tips for Taking Great Summer Photos

If youʼre using a digital SLR, set the aperture to a value around f16 or f22. This ensures that everything in the image will be in focus. On the other hand if you want the person to be in focus and the monument attractively out of focus, set the aperture to around f2.8 or f3.6. Make sure to focus on the person and use the camera flash to light their face. With a large aperture like this you will get a small depth of field around the subject with everything else in the image thrown out of focus. Whenever you want to capture a very large object like a monument and a person in front of the monument, you run the risk of capturing the monument at a good size and the person will be so small as to be almost unrecognizable in front of it. There are a couple of ways to avoid this happening. One is to bring the subject very close to the camera so that you get both at good size in the image. The other is to take more than one photo. Capture the monument at full size and then place your subject closer to the monument in front of an area which has interesting detail in it. Take the second image this time focusing on the portrait aspect and using the monument details as a pleasing background.

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For a Fabulous Day Trip Travel With J&J Tours Members of the Villager staff recently took a day trip with J&J Tours of Lewisville and had a great time. We recommend that you call J&J Tours at (336) 945 9391 or (336) 816-6401 for worry-free and fun-filled travel. J&J Tours is a family-owned company that offers the best in motor coach travel. They emphasize safety first, comfort, good clean fun and fellowship, and exceptional customer service. Their luxury motor coaches are equipped with restrooms and DVD/VCR capabilities and have adequate cargo room for motorized wheelchairs, as well as luggage. July 14 – “SAVING OLD SMOKEY” – This trip to historic Abingdon, VA, to the Virginia State Theatre, Barter Theatre, for the production of “Saving Old Smokey.” From the playwright who brought us “First Baptist of Ivy Gap” and “Showtime at First Baptist,” this play shows Emma preparing to reopen Old Smokey—a mountain top store that some say rivaled the Grand Ole Opry in its heyday. However, the county is about to foreclose on the property, and a mysterious man has plans for the building. You will laugh, cry, and wath sparks fly as Emma and her friends fight to save Emmaʼs dream. Before the afternoon play, we will enjoy a delicious lunch buffet at Martha Washington Inn (always good!). Tour includes motor coach, lunch, and admission to theatre. Price per person: $99.00. July 21– AMERICAN MUSIC JUBILEE – Travel with us to Selma, NC, home of Rudy Theatreʼs


American Music Jubilee. This 2-hour music extravaganza will have you singing along, laughing out loud, and feeling a stirring of pride as the cast pays tribute to this great country. The songs range from classic instrumentals to jazz classics, to country greats and even to special appearances by the “Blues Brothers” or “Elvis” or some other great performer. The comedy routines feature Home Hogwaller and his sister Homerlina, and youʼll laugh till you cry at their tales of friends and neighbors from Cut & Shoot, Texas. Weʼll have a little time to shop the outlets and will enjoy a delicious buffet at Robbinʼs Nest before the show. Tour includes motor coach, lunch, and show. Price per person: $82.00. July 30 – “MAMMA MIA” at Belk Theatre, Charlotte – A mother, a daughter, and three possible dads…and a trip down the aisle youʼll never forget! Millions of people around the world have fallen in love with the characters in this sunny, funny tale unfolding on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter attempts to discover the identity of her father by bringing 3 men from her motherʼs past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago…and then the fun begins! You will love this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. After the matinee performance, weʼll stop on our way home for dinner (on your own). Tour includes motor coach and show. Price per person: $119.00. Editorʼs Note: For more information, call (336)-945 9391 or (336) 816-6401 or visit

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July 4 - Tanglewood Park Fireworks Spectacular: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM. Celebrate the Fourth of July and enjoy a variety of family activities including horseback riding, swimming, fishing, golfing, paddleboats, tennis, and more. At 5:30 PM on Monday, July 4th, the gates to the steeplechase track will open for picnicking before the fireworks display. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 PM. The cost of the fireworks admission is $5 per car and $10 per bus or motorcoach. In case of inclement weather at Tanglewood on July 4th, the fireworks may be rescheduled for July 5th at 9:30 PM. The decision to postpone the fireworks display will be made on Monday, July 4th. For more information, visit or call (336) 778-6300. July 4 - Visit Old Salem Museums and Gardens to Celebrate Independence Day! Beginning with a 10:15 AM prelude by the Giannini Brass, Old Salem will host a 10:30 AM Naturalization Ceremony on Salem Square, with a keynote address by Dr. Max Gomez, a leading medical television journalist. The Ceremony, administered by Citizenship and Immigration Services, will be the final step needed for about 100 people to become US Citizens.

July 8 - People’s Biennial: The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) would like to invite you to a special behind-the-scenes press preview of "People's Biennial," an exhibit of works by creative, unconventional people working outside typical art conventions. From North Carolina, among those featured are two young men from The Enrichment Center in Winston-Salem, an artist turned legal illustrator and a lawyer-turned photo-bug, as well as Presley Ward and the Elsewhere Collaborative from Greensboro. The preview will be held on Thursday, June 8, at 10:30 AM at SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. SECCA will be opening the show on Saturday, July 9th with a special free day of activities for the whole family from 2-5 PM. For more information, visit

July 9 - Winston-Salem Shuffle at Krankie’s Coffee: Multi-media talent contest of original composition or public domain material - music, poetry, dance, spoken word, you name it! Winner gets half the gate, minus expenses. First 20 contestants get to play. Contestants sign-up at 7 PM; show starts at 8 PM. $5 admission. For more information, visit or call (336) 745-6660.

Beginning at 5 PM, a procession around Salem Square will commemorate the same walk the Moravians took during their first celebration of July 4th, 1783. Throughout the day hands-on activities and demonstrations of 18th and 19th century life will entertain the whole family. July 4 - Clemmons 25th Anniversary 4th of July Celebration: Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Village of Clemmons on July 4th, 2011! This FREE event is rain or shine and features live music, food vendors, and entertainment. The celebration will take place at the Clemmons Civic Club, located at 2870 Middlebrook Drive, from 11 AM until 5 PM.

July 8-10 - 2011 Strong Sun Pow Wow: As proclaimed by the Governor, Native American Week End in North Carolina will be held at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons. The 7th Annual inter-tribal Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture and understanding. Featured will be a concert of renowned Cherokee Native American flutists and drummers, dancers in traditional regalia, ceremonies honoring veterans, and many other special events. Native American crafts people from across the country will display their crafts and food vendors will offer traditional Pow Wow menu items. Tanglewood was selected this year as an ideal location because two Native American villages and a un-named fort were once located on the park grounds. The Pow Wow grounds are within 30 yards of the Yadkin River on which our ancestors built fish traps. If fish nets were placed in them today, they would work as well as they did in 1500 and before. For more information, call (336) 816-7747 or visit

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Aug 12 - 2011 Hospice & Palliative Care Center Golf Classic is returning to Reynolds Park Golf Course on Friday, August 12. The staff at Reynolds Park are thrilled to serve as host once again for this popular community event. Last year, the tournament was lots of fun and a great success on an absolutely gorgeous day with a full field of participants. In order to make this year's event another success, you are invited you to attend as an individual golfer, a captain of a foursome, or as a sponsor. Please take this opportunity to consider your options and sponsorship opportunities. We look forward to partnering with you to make this the best Hospice Golf Classic ever which will benefit the many programs and services we provide that are so vital to our community. It is because of supporters like you that our mission is made possible. The majority of revenue comes from Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance. This is great news as all of our patients are cared for regardless of their ability to pay. The challenge, however, is that this reimbursement does not cover the total cost of care provided and a shortfall is created. Special events like this generate the necessary funds that help us to bridge the financial gap.

July 15 & 16 - 6th Annual Accessible Festival: You are invited to join the Winston Salem Transit Authority for the 6th Annual Accessible Festival at Bolton Park at 1590 Bolton Street, Winston Salem, NC on July 15 and 16. We will have the balloon rides on the 15th and 16th from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM and 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM In between the rides, we will have a fun-filled day of activities. July 22-24 - North Carolina Players Championship: Tanglewood is excited to announce that the 8th Annual North Carolina Players Championship will be held July 22-24. The event is open to amateurs with a USGA handicap index of 12 or less. A Senior Division is open to contestants 50 and over. Entries must be received by Thursday, July 14. For more information, call the Tanglewood Golf Shop at (336) 703-6420. July 25-29 - Camp Carousel 2011 will be held Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29. Camp Carousel promotes healthy mourning through creativity and fun. Learn how to cope with a death-related loss. Camp Carousel is designed to meet the unique needs of grieving children (ages 6-12), teens, and adults. For more information or for a registration form, call 768-3972 or visit

Thank you for believing in our mission and helping us to expand hope and compassion. Whether it is making Hospice available to someone who cannot afford it, attending to the special needs of someone grieving a loss, assisting families with advance care planning, or helping doctors understand new strategies of pain management and comfort, you can help us make a positive impact on real people every day.

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STRONG SUN POW WOW RETURNS TO TANGLEWOOD The Strong Sun Pow Wow is an inter-tribal Native American cultural event that is open to the public. This traditional gathering of Native Americans, including craft artisans and vendors from across the United States, is being held in the area for the seventh year and in 2011 returns to Tanglewood Park. Several visiting Chiefs will attend the Pow Wow, as will Military Honor Guards, including the Honor Guard of the Wolf Band in Oregon. The Governor of NC has issued a proclamation declaring the weekend of the Strong Sun Pow Wow as Native American Weekend across the entire state. Chief Jim Wilson, principal chief of the Nuluti Equani Ehi Tribe, which hosts the Strong Sun Pow Wow, stated: “The property of Tanglewood Park is rich in Native American history and is an ideal site on which to celebrate Native American traditions, values and heritage. Iʼm extremely pleased that a Native American Weekend has been proclaimed across the state. It will be a good weekend to be indigenous and a good weekend for all those who wish to experience


first hand Native American culture, a part of the history of all Americans.” The Pow Wow will feature dancers from several states, in colorful regalia, showcasing traditional dances such as the “hoop dance,” the “jingle dance” and the “butterfly dance.” As Grand Entry into the Circle takes place each day of the Pow Wow, ceremonies will celebrate Native American heritage and honor visiting tribal leaders and all veterans. Crafts people will have drums, flutes, leather goods, jewelry and other Native American items available. There will be demonstrations of flint-andsteel fire making and flint napping as well as other Native American skills. Food vendors will offer traditional Pow Wow foods, including the famous “Fry Bread” served with honey. Staff will be available to answers questions about researching genealogy and learning more about the Native American legacy, past and present. On Friday of the Pow Wow, the emphasis is on special events for children and group rates for scouting, student or other groups may be arranged by calling the tribal office at (336)-816-7747.

At the close of the Pow Wow on Sunday evening, John Sarantos, a nationally renowned Native American flute player, will appear live in concert in the Tanglewood Shell with River Drum, a contemporary Native American based group with Appalachian and Celtic influences. Mr. Sarantos, who has appeared across the country, including Carnegie Hall, will offer free instruction in Native American flute playing during the Pow Wow. Notes: Anyone wishing more information about the Strong Sun PowWow may call tribal headquarters at (336) 816-

7747. Strong Sun PowWow will be held at Tanglewood Park, Clemmons, N.C., on July 8, 9 and 10. Tanglewood Gate, $2 per vehicle. Hours are: Friday: 9:30 am -7:30 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am-7:30 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am-5: 30 pm. Admission to Pow Wow by small donation: Adults $7, Children 5 and older, $4. Children 4 and younger, Free. Concert admission: Adults $15(Pre-Sale during Pow Wow) $10), Children 5 and older $10 (Pre-Sale during Pow Wow) $5, Children 4 and younger, Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Contributing sponsor: Yadkin County Arts Council.

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Killing Osama bin Laden By Rev. Christopher E. Burcham

Independence Day is one occasion when our patriotism inevitably (and appropriately swells) to otherwise unrivalled heights. Even so, as we mark the 235th anniversary of our nationʼs birth this month, we do well to remember that there is a time for pride and a time for humility. There are accomplishments of which we can be justifiably proud—and others for which we must rightly hang our heads in shame. Perhaps we especially need a reminder that, even when pride is appropriate, we can sometimes manifest that in ways that are neither wise nor right.


With President Barack Obamaʼs surprise announcement on May 1 that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed after a firefight in Pakistan, nearly all Americans experienced a surge of patriotic fervor—prompting at least some to take to the streets in a frenzy of celebration.

warning us: “Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn His wrath away from him.”

Many of us have engaged ever since in fierce debate over whether or not it was appropriate to rejoice in the terroristʼs death.

In fact, Scripture (Ezekiel 18:23, 32; 33:11) reveals that God Himself takes no pleasure in the death of anyone—not even the wicked—so can we really afford to do so ourselves? The Bible states explicitly that God is pleased only when we turn from our wicked ways and He is able to allow us to live!

The Bible speaks to this issue in passages such asProverbs 24:17-18,

At the same time, while being careful to maintain an attitude of proper humility,

there is undeniably much in the bin Laden killing for which we can be appropriately thankful. We can thank God that justice has finally been served on a dangerous enemy (the architect of 9/11)—a man responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent men, women, and children of all races and faiths. For years, he posed a significant and ongoing threat to our country— Christian, Jew, & pagan alike—so we can be thankful that particular threat, at least, has been removed! We can thank God for ALL of our leaders of the past few years (including former President Bush, former Vice President Cheney, and key members of that administration for putting a structure in place that has helped us effectively fight this war on terror)—most especially those currently in positions of responsibility, from President Obama on down. We can thank God for giving our governmental leaders and authorities the intelligence needed to corner this enemy; for giving our president the wisdom and courage to act at precisely the right moment; and for enabling the mission to succeed without the loss of so much as a single American life! We can thank God for the courage of our troops and for the Lordʼs protection upon them as they undertook such a dangerous and potentially lethal mission. We can thank God for the closure that this action has helped to bring to so many in our country—particularly those who lost loved ones on 9/11—and pray that He will use this to bring continued healing to their

still-aching hearts. Letʼs pray that the death of bin Laden will prove to have been a turning point in the ongoing War on Terror—not a time for angry reprisals against us and increased threats to our own safety and security (as widely predicted) but, instead, the “beginning of the end” for Al Qaeda and the terrorist networks of Islamic extremists. May God grant us a special measure of His protection from those who would seek to do us increased harm in the aftermath of bin Ladenʼs death—and use this incident to remind the world of American resolve and resources and power, serving as a deterrent against those who would do us harm. My prayer for those of us in the community of faith is that the Lord will enable us to seize the opportunity to model for all the proper Christian response to events such as these: honoring those who have carried out justice—but taking no pleasure in the death of any fellow human being, made in the image of God, for whom Christ died—now having met the fate that, apart from Christ, we ourselves deserved! It is good to be proud of oneʼs country and, in bringing long-overdue justice to bin Laden, there is plenty of which to be justifiably proud—but those of us who are believers must never celebrate the fact that a fellow human being has been eternally lost, passing into eternity apart from Christ, to be separated from God forever! As I said to my flock in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 (ten years ago), we will do what we must in taking justice to our enemy. We will kill

many of them—and will be righteous and just in so doing—but we must kill without smiling. In other words, we take no joy or pleasure in doing what we must. Osama bin Laden has been brought to justice, a terrible wrong has been righted, the world is safer—and for that, we can only be glad. But those of us who know Christ must never forget that God has mercifully saved us from the eternal death we ourselves deserved. Only the self-sacrifice of the perfect Son of God in our place has earned us a reprieve from the penalty our sins had earned. As such, the only proper response we can make to the death of Osama bin Laden is to ache for his soul—even as we pray that God will show the terrorist mastermindʼs misguided followers the same mercy He has shown to us and bring them to repentance and the salvation that is found only in Christ. We must never forget that Jesus loves the Muslim just as much as He does the Christian and that Christ died for one as much as the other. I would echo the sentiment expressed by my friend Dr. J. D. Greear (pastor of the Summit Church in Durham), who said that his primary regret concerning bin Laden was in not having prayed for him more while he was alive. Like our merciful God Himself, may we take no pleasure in the death of any—rejoicing only in those who come to repentance and faith before the Day of Judgment arrives! Editor’s Note: Rev. Christopher Burcham is Senior Pastor of Union Hill Baptist Churchs. Visit

May God grant us a special measure of His protection from those who would seek to do us increased harm in the aftermath of bin Ladenʼs death... July 2011


Beat The Dealer – How To Get The Pristine Used Car You’ve Always Wanted But Didn’t Think You Could Afford - Part 3 By Tracy E. Myers, CMD – The Nations Premier Automotive Solutions Provider The past two months, Iʼve shared with you a few of the factors to consider before you started shopping for a used car. Factor #1 was the Cost and Factor #2 is the Reliability. For Factor #3, you need to ask yourself “Is It Me?” Then I shared with you “How to Choose a Dealer.” (Authors Note: If you missed parts 1 or 2, email me at and Iʼll send them to you.) This month, Iʼm going to tell you how to inspect a vehicle.

Although an inspection fee by a mechanic may seem high, when you compare it to the price of the car, it can be worth the cost. If the vehicleʼs mileage appears unusually low, have a mechanic determine whether someone has tampered with the odometer. Remember, a good-looking car, or a car that comes with a warranty, does not necessarily run well. If the selling dealer discourages you to have the vehicle inspected, this may be a clue to shop somewhere else.

Check Out the Car Thoroughly - Take your time when looking at cars and try not to hurry through the process. Try to shop for a car under conditions which allow you to properly inspect the vehicles. Avoid shopping at night or in the rain. Having a friend or family member with you can help you make a better appraisal of the automobile.

If You Do It Yourself - If you are going to inspect the vehicle yourself, here are some great steps courtesy of

Donʼt expect perfection in a preowned vehicle; cars are machines, and machine parts wear out. What works today unfortunately may not work tomorrow and thereʼs often no way a dealer can forecast problems. You need to be serious when inspecting the car for problems or damage, both inside and outside the vehicle. Have a Professional Look It Over - You may want to take the automobile to a repair shop or mechanic to gain a third-party perspective. You may have to pay for this service, but the money you invest can help you make an informed decision. An independent inspection lets you find out about the mechanical condition of the vehicle before you buy it.


1.Look at the carʼs exterior. If the paint is new, ask when the car was painted. Beware of cheap new details like $100 paint jobs. They often distract from larger problems such as underlying rust. 2.Check bumpers and wheel wells for signs of rust, dents or body filler. Then search the rest of the vehicle for rust, remembering to scan the underside. Exterior rust may indicate more in unseen areas. 3.Inspect both sides of the car as well as the front, rear and beneath for any signs of more major body repair. Look for inconsistencies: Do the edges of the hood and door panels line up with the fenders and other side panels? Does the frame look aligned correctly? Such inconsistencies may be clues to previous wrecks. 4.Open the door. Check the interior for tears in upholstery, sun damage and general appearance.

5.Lift the hood. Look at the engineʼs overall cleanliness. Look for rust on the exhaust manifold and oil leaks around the valve cover and head gasket. 6.Check the oil on the dipstick by rubbing it against your thumb (make sure the engine is cool). If you feel small particles in the oil, the engine may be worn or have other problems. 7.Start up the engine. It should start immediately. 8.Take the car for a test drive. Check the brakes. They shouldnʼt squeal and should bring the car to a stop in a sufficiently short distance. 9.Test the transmission for slippage. Set the emergency brake, depress the clutch pedal and shift through the gears (if the car has a manual transmission). There shouldnʼt be any grinding sounds. 10.Check to make sure all of the lights (front and back) work, as well as the windshield wipers, turn signals and radio. 11.Ask to see a record of the carʼs maintenance. Look to see that the car had regular oil changes and checkups (maintenance schedules will vary by model). Also, inquire about additional work that has been done on the car and ask to see receipts. And donʼt forget to “kick” the tires! These are items which affect reliability and repair costs. Go For a Drive - It is essential to

take the car for a road test before you make a purchase. The dealer will probably ride with you, but be sure you have the chance to drive the car yourself. Try to drive the car under many different conditions, such as on hills, highways, and in stop-and-go traffic. You also may want to ask the dealer or owner whether the car has ever been in an accident. Find out as much as you can about the carʼs prior history and maintenance record. Getting an independent inspection by an experienced mechanic is a good idea before purchasing any used car. Trust Your Instincts - If you drive the car and it just doesnʼt feel quite right to you, make sure you and the dealer agree on what is to be done and put it in writing. About The Author: Tracy Myers is a car dealership owner, author, speaker and entrepreneur. He has been featured on NBC, ABC & CBS affiliates across the country and recently released his #1 best-selling book titled “Uncle Frank Sez,” available at

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Be Prepared

Any shelter should be equipped with emergency supplies including food, water, flashlights, blankets, first aid supplies, sanitation supplies, a portable or fixed toilet, and any selfdefense items deemed necessary by the occupants.


will go a long way toward helping out those who are unprepared for a crisis.

Safe Rooms

A safe room is an option for a home that lacks both a basement and sufficient outdoor space to build a below-ground shelter. Often designed to withstand high winds, a safe room can also be used during a home invasion or other emergency. A safe room can be as simple as a closet retrofitted with an exteriorgrade door and a heavy lock, or as elaborate as a ventilated structure reinforced with concrete, Kevlar, or steel sheeting. Several websites, including FEMA, offer valuable tips on safe room construction. An integrated safe room is convenient and economical because it does not require the construction of a separate shelter. A homeʼs safe room can be a bathroom, storage closet or other room that has been reinforced, anchored and stocked– but that still blends seamlessly into the homeʼs floor plan.

Flashlights are terrific for focused, directional lighting, but they donʼt always fill the bill when it comes to emergency lighting. Sometimes whatʼs most helpful is ambient lighting that lights up an entire room. This was discovered recently on a camping trip. The lantern portion of outdoor solar path lights provided soft light throughout the tent. Three lanterns provided just the right amount of light. However, when it was time for a nighttime trip to the bathroom, it we needed the directional light of a flashlight. Lesson learned: both types of lighting are important in an emergency. Itʼs quite easy to make your own solar lanterns. Stores like Target, Walmart, Lowes and Home Depot carry inexpensive solar pathway lights. Look for a style that is very basic and easily allows the removal of the lantern. If you want something a littler cooler than a simple lantern you can follow these instructions: homemadesunjar for something more aesthetically pleasing. So, stock up on a variety of flashlights, headlamps and batteries, and then add a few solar lanterns for ambient lighting.

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Bucket List Revisited By Nancy M. Hall

Several weeks ago while eating lunch with some friends, the question was raised as to whether a bucket list for women would be any different…or are most bucket lists “gender neutral?” Then several Sundays ago PARADE Magazine printed Jimmy Fallonʼs Bucket List.1 Lastly, I just returned from a trip to the Canadian Rockies which had always been on my bucket list.

a number of years ago); If none of these is possible, then high tea at the OʼHenry Hotel in Greensboro •

Meditation with the Dali Lama

Walking the labyrinth at the original place in Chartres, France

At the risk of offending someone, I began to muse on whether there would be a bucket list more appealing to women. Then I began to list some possibilities:

Trying on gloves worn by former prime minister of England, Margaret Thatcher, known as the “iron lady,” reputed to have ruled Britain with an iron fist inside a velvet glove

A portrait at Madame Tussardʼs - and if not a portrait, then at least a visit to the wax museum

Zip line ride (if Paula Dean can do it, so can other women)

Parachuting from an airplane (if Bush-the-elder can do this in his 80ʼs, so can we)

Visit with former Secretary of State Madeline Albright to view her extensive pin collection

50-yard line ticket to the Super Bowl with the Panthers playing , of course

Opening night at the Metropolitan Opera in New York

Attend a sports event with Condi Rice, former Secretary of State.

High tea with Queen Elizabeth - If this is impossible, then how about tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia (actually I did this

This is just one womanʼs opinion; I have no idea if there are any of my women readers or men who would have some of these same items on their bucket list.


Reading Jimmy Fallonʼs list caused me to wonder about the nature of a bucket list. Is it just another name for a wish list or dreams? Is it someplace you go, something you see, something you do, something you learn? For example, Fallon says he wants to “bake a real apple pie-from scratch.”2 If we go in this direction, then I might want to conduct an orchestra and serve an elegant full four-course meal to my gourmet friends. As I continued to muse about bucket lists, I began to gratefully acknowledge some things in which I have participated, many of which were possible as an add-on with professional work. I visited China with a group of educators where I climbed the Great Wall, trudged through the Forbidden City, shivered in Tiamminin Square as armed guards watched our every move, and marveled at the terra cotta warriors. After a conference in Glasgow, I made a trip to Dingleʼs Cave on the Isle of Stoffa, and danced with a Scotsman wearing a kilt (No, I did not ask about his underwear). In Alaska, I witnessed glaciers “calving” (pieces breaking off into the water) and the salmon

life cycle. On the most recent trip I traveled to beautiful Lake Louise, Banff, Butchart Gardens, walked the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Columbia Ice Fields. (You may hear more about this trip later.) Travel is a multi-faceted thing. You learn history, people and events; experience new customs, new foods (elk steak, anyone?), meet new people, see different animals and flowers. One thing you may not hear much about in traveling is that it offers an opportunity to learn more about yourself. How do you react to being in new situations, interacting with strange people, different time zones, etc.? Some insights may please you; some may cause dismay. What comes after checking off items on your bucket list? Do we start another? The PARADE article invites you to share your bucket list with them. I would like to offer you the same invitation. I am Footnotes 1. PARADE, June 5, 2011 “Jimmy Fallonʼs Bucket List Is Out Of This World” 2.ibid.

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Pets and fireworks donʼt mix, period. The possible dangers to the animal are numerous, plus thereʼs little doubt that most animals are bothered if not terrified by the loud explosions and noises fireworks create.

If the animal is outdoors, try to keep it as far away from the fireworks as possible to prevent it from being burned. Pet hair can easily catch fire, he notes, and small grass fires are not uncommon where fireworks are set off.

“Itʼs not a very wise idea to keep pets anywhere near where fireworks are being set off,” believes Dr. John August of Texas A&M Universityʼs College of Veterinary Medicine. “There are several reasons why pets and fireworks donʼt mix. Many animals are frightened even during normal occurrences such as thunderstorms. It can be a terrible time for them, and the sounds from fireworks can cause even greater fear.” Another big reason is that animals - especially dogs - can chew on exploded or unexploded fireworks and the ingredients in them are toxic.


They can cause severe digestive trouble, possibly even death, if ingested, August notes.

If scared, indoor cats can usually find a hiding place under a bed or table, August says.

August recommends the following: Keep pets indoors if fireworks are being set off nearby. “Itʼs best to have a TV or radio on because these are sounds the animal is used to,” he adds, “and itʼs best if one of the owners can be inside with the animal.”

A good pet owner will use some common sense and not let his or her pet anywhere near fireworks. The possible dangers to the pet, not to mention the stress it creates for the animal, are very real and pets should not be in the vicinity of exploding fireworks.”

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