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You can increase your comfort and save your cold cash by making sure your heating system is in good shape before winter comes.
You can increase your comfort and save your cold cash by making sure your heating system is in good shape before winter comes.
Monday, September 26, 2016 1:00 AM
(NAPS)—It happens every fall. We prepare for winter by replacing screens with storm windows, sealing cracks or leaks around windows and doors, cleaning gutters and shutting off exterior faucets. But what about our home heating system? The experts at the Luxaire™ brand of Johnson Controls encourage you to make these steps part of your winterization routine:
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Three Things You Need to Know Today

  • Johnny Appleseed Day honors one of America's great legends. Johnny Appleseed was a real person. John Chapman was among the American settlers who were captivated by the movement west across the continent. As Johnny Appleseed travelled west, he planted apple trees along the way, and sold trees to settlers. With every apple tree that was planted, the legend grew.

  • A group of unicorns is called a blessing. Twelve or more cows are known as a “flink.” A group of frogs is called an army. A group of rhinos is called a crash. A group of kangaroos is called a mob. A group of whales is called a pod. A group of ravens is called a murder. A group of officers is called a mess. A group of larks is called an exaltation. A group of owls is called a parliament.

  • According to canine researcher and author Stanley Coren, your toddler and pup are about on par when it comes to brains. He also explained that man's best friend can count, understand over 150 words, and even trick people or other dogs to get treats. Intelligence varies based on breed—Border collies are the smartest.

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SPORTS

 Lowry JV player Andrea Escobedo sets the ball for a teammate.
Lowry JV player Andrea Escobedo sets the ball for a teammate.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:00 AM
The Lowry High School freshmen and junior varsity teams capped of their weekend with wins over Dayton on Saturday in Winnemucca. The freshmen won in two sets, while the JV fought back in three. The Lady Bucks head to Spring Creek today (Wednesday) with the freshmen starting at 4 p.m. and JV 5 p.m.

  • Lady Bucks get past Spring Creek
    The Lowry High School girls soccer team continued its winning ways with a 2-1 home win over Spring Creek on Wednesday afternoon in dusty and windy conditions. The match was tied 1-1 at halftime, when Bailey Sapien scored the winning goal in the second half. She had both goals for the Lady Bucks and Whitney Willey had another strong outing in goal. Lowry improved to 2-2-1 in the Northern 3A and 3-4-1 overall. Lowry is back in action Wednesday at Elko at 5 p.m.

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  • Lowry JV girls crush Spartans
    After a nine-day break, the Lowry High School junior varsity girls soccer team was back in action and the time off was not a factor.
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  • Lowry cross country team shines at Dayton Invitational
    The Lowry High School cross country team continued to show improvement as it took part in the Dayton Invitational on Friday, Sept. 16.
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Announcements

  • Obituary: Vincent Maurice Lopes
    Vincent Maurice Lopes passed away quietly in his sleep on September 15, 2016. Vince was born on July 19, 1939, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Paulette Lopes. He was raised by Paulette and his step-father Manuel Lopes, along with his half-brother Donald Lopes. 
  • Obituary: Robert Lee Pope
    Robert Lee Pope passed away on September 4, 2016 in Reno, NV at the age of 58. He was the husband of Barbara Pope. They shared 16 years of marriage and have two sons, Nash and Cole Pope.
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  • Items in the Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Lander County Sheriff’s Office report. News4Nevada reports all incidents about which law-enforcement agencies release information. Charges or citations listed in the blotter do not imply guilt, which is determined in court. Mug shots are provided by law enforcement as part of the public record. Persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Argenta Justice Court. News4Nevada reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information.

  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Lake Township Justice Court. News4Nevada reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information.

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  • More virtuous than we think
    Samuel Bowles’ slim, fascinating, and thought-provoking book, The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives Are No Substitute for Good Citizens starts with two assertions. The first is that policymakers have over-learned Adam Smith’s lesson that people achieve collective good when they pursue private interest. Smith noted that pursuit of self interest often produces societal benefit. But Smith hedged his bets. Bowles charges that economists, jurists, and policymakers often don’t hedge theirs, and they have come to rely excessively on incentives based on the proposition that people’s behavior is entirely self-interested and amoral.
  • Don’t Label Accused New York Bomber ‘Enemy Combatant’
    Following last week’s bombing in New York City that wounded 31 people, some politicians are calling on US authorities to take the accused bomber, Ahmad Khan Rahami, out of the federal court system and instead treat him as a so-called “enemy combatant” This is the label the George W. Bush administration used to deny those apprehended in the “global war on terror” their basic rights, including to have a lawyer, to be informed of the charges against them, and even to be tried.
  • 8 things you should know about the Las Vegas Dome stadium proposal
    As legislators from every corner of Nevada prepare for another special session to approve a massive economic development project, here are some things to bear in mind for conservatives as it relates to the proposed Las Vegas Dome stadium…
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LIFESTYLE

Monday, September 26, 2016 1:00 AM
Featuring the advice of personal finance expert and bestselling author Dave Ramsey, the Dave Says column is filled with timely, relevant questions and answers taken from actual letters and calls on Ramsey's radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show. 

  • Ask EarthTalk: Is Flint the only city with bad water?
    EarthTalk tackles questions about the Earth and our environment with thoughtful, concise answers that give readers solid and balanced environmental information. The editors of E - The Environmental Magazine tackle key issues, provides tips on how one can “green up” his or her own lifestyle and offers insight for people who want the big picture about the global environment. 

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  • 5 Smart Strategies to Settle an Estate
    (Family Features) When a parent passes away, it’s usually left to their offspring to manage and disperse the remaining estate. In the wake of such a loss, emotions can run high, and the sheer amount of paperwork can quickly become overwhelming. 
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  • Seniors Find New Value in Term Life Insurance
    (Family Features) Those with term life insurance know that it is a cost-efficient option to provide the protection they need during their earlier years of life, but few are aware of the options that may be available to put those policies to work for them as they get older. 
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