Las Vegas, New Mexico (NAPSI) - A problem of bells not ringing has been taking its toll on many Americans but the nation’s rural telephone cooperatives are seeking a solution.

Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - When composing your list for school supplies this year, don’t get the teacher an apple. According to research done by School Family Media, the most- requested items on teacher’s wish lists this year aren’t pens and pencils - but tissues and paper towels.

Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - There’s good news for those who are fans of two great American pastimes watching rodeos and driving trucks. There is a series of events designed so fans can indulge in both their passions at the same time. And maybe best of all, it travels to them.

El Paso, Texas (NAPSI) - There’s good news for veterans looking for a new career-and those who care about them.

Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - Learning to be more of a “saver” than a “spender” can often start with small steps that take you in a new direction and help you to acquire new habits.

Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - When life gives you lemons, they say, you should make lemonade. Now, a growing number of families have found that when life gives you lemonade, you can make it into a source of delight for children around the world.

Colorado Springs, Colorado (NAPSI) - For the nearly 70,000 U.S. communities threatened by wildfires, it isn’t a matter of if, but when fire will be a natural occurrence in their ecosystem. Wildfires cost billions of dollars each year in suppression costs and damage to homes, infrastructure, the economy and resources. In addition, wildfires put both civilian and firefighter lives at risk.