CMYK Oktoberfest coming to Henderson on Saturday Community News, Page 8A True conservatives just want a turn Opinion, Page 10A N.D. college students found dead in pond Nation, Page 12A Sneak peek today Longtime FSU coordinator announces retirement Beginning Saturday, the Daily Dispatch will insert a new weekly lifestyles magazine, “American Profile.” Get a sneak-peek issue inside today. I FAMILY FEATURES t can be tough to maintain healthy eating habits and a hectic schedule. But one little ingredient can add great flavor and keep you energized for the busy day ahead. With seven grams per serving, peanuts have more protein than any other nut. Protein provides long-lasting energy — just what you need to keep going throughout the day. Peanuts and peanut butter contribute more than 30 nutrients and phytonutrients and can be part of a balanced diet that promotes good health. In addition, foods low on the glycemic index (GI), such as peanuts, are good choices for people trying to watch their blood sugar. Eating foods with a low GI score (peanuts score a 14) may lead to a slow increase in blood sugar levels, causing less insulin to be released all at once, and thus avoiding the sugar “crash.” The National Peanut Board has some tips to show you how to add energy-boosting USA-grown peanuts to your daily diet. Sports, Page 1B Dazzling Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip Peanut Berry Smoothie Good Taste, Page 1C Makes 4 servings (each serving = 3 tablespoons dip and 1 cup fruit/veggies) 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon chocolate or colored sprinkles 4 cups fresh fruit and vegetables cut in “dip-able” shapes (carrots sticks, sliced cucumbers, celery sticks, sliced apples and pears.) In a standing mixing bowl, mix yogurt and chocolate syrup on medium speed until well blended. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the peanut butter at 70% power for about 1 minute or until melted; stir half-way through. Pour peanut butter into chocolate yogurt mixture and mix until smooth. For each serving, spoon 3 tablespoons dip into a small serving cup and sprinkle with sprinkles. Serve with one cup of fresh fruit and/or vegetables. Note: This dip may also be served with pretzels or spread on graham crackers. Nutrients per serving: Calories, 194 (38% from fat); Fat, 9g (saturated 2g, monounsaturated 4g, polyunsaturated 2g); Protein, 6g; Carbohydrates, 26g; Fiber, 4g; Cholesterol, 2mg; Calcium, 64mg Yield: 2 (8-ounce) servings 2 cups low fat vanilla ice cream 1 cup frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons 2% milk 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons whipped cream (optional) Combine all ingredients in blender; puree until very smooth. Transfer to two glasses and serve. Nutrients per serving: Calories, 431 (47% from fat); Fat, 24g (saturated 8g, monounsaturated 8g, polyunsaturated 5g); Protein, 15g; Carbohydrates, 45g; Fiber, 4g; Cholesterol, 61mg; Calcium, 152mg WEDNESDAY, November 4, 2009 At home � � � Involve your children in meal planning and preparation so they can learn about healthy eating habits and good nutrition. Experiment with kid-friendly recipes, such as Flag-Waving Peanut Butter Cookies and PB&J French “Toastwich,” which can be found at nationalpeanutboard.org. Keep a can of peanuts handy to munch on while working around the house, reading with your children or watching television. Make a batch of Munch ’N’ Go Mix — a quick trail mix with dried fruit, peanuts and chocolate — to keep on hand. Put single servings into resealable plastic bags and you have a great, on-the-go snack ready all the time. At work � � Ask your place of employment to provide peanuts as a snack option — they’ll keep your energy up to get more accomplished. Keep a jar of peanut butter and a spoon in your desk drawer for midday cravings. For something new and different, try one of the many flavored peanut butters on the market. Eating out � Be on the lookout for the many delicious peanut/peanut butter menu items now available at some of your favorite restaurants in appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. More than 1,000 new products with peanuts or peanut butter have been created during the past five years. Have you found a favorite yet? Volume XCV, No. 258 � On the road � (252) 436-2700 www.hendersondispatch.com � � Store a pack of peanuts and a jar of peanut butter in the glove box for a crunchy and satisfying treat. Stop by a roadside stand or produce market and buy some homemade roasted or boiled peanuts — you can even make them at home. Two-ounce peanut butter travel packs from companies such as Sunland and Jif are easy-to-pack, portion-controlled snacks for travel. Try pairing them with freshly sliced fruit and vegetables. Munch ’N’ Go Mix Makes: 14 servings (1/2 cup per serving) 2 cups roasted peanuts 2 cups banana chips 1 cup chopped mixed dried fruit (apricots, apples, pineapple, papaya) 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces Toss all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 months. Nutrients per serving: Calories, 383 (55% from fat); Carbohydrates, 39g; Protein, 7g; Fat, 25g; Cholesterol, 2mg; Fiber, 5g; Sodium, 24mg 50 cents For more delicious ways to get energized, visit nationalpeanutboard.org. Joyner wins Kittrell mayor; opponent Hubbard doubts him Losing candidate says victor might not stand up to ‘the Sam Watkinses of the world’ By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer About an hour after voters elected Jerry Joyner mayor of Kittrell in a 54-20 race Tuesday night, Sandra Hubbard fired a broadside at her opponent. “I think he’s going to be eaten alive by the Sam Watkinses of the world,” she said during a telephone interview. “I congratulate Jerry on a well-fought battle, but I think he’s too weak,” Hubbard told a Dispatch reporter. She described Joyner as incapable of leading Kittrell in the direction the town needs to go. Told a few minutes later about Hubbard’s statement concerning Sam Watkins, Joyner said “Wow!” He then chuckled and added: “I have no need to comment on that.” Neither of the two candidates for mayor had run for office before. During their interviews, both Joyner and Hubbard expressed displeasure with the sewer line project proposed by Henderson and Vance County officials like Watkins, who is chairman of the Economic Development Commission. “On face value, I don’t see the merits of this project for Kittrell,” Joyner said. The mayor-elect mentioned that there is a lack of community support for the sewer line which would run through the town. “Also, I have more questions about the project than were ever Bullock, D. Currin, Harris to take Commission seats Sneed loses her seat on Stovall Town Commission By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer Please see ELECTION, page 3A Please see KITTRELL, page 4A Woodlief wins mayor’s race Day out as mayor in Stem Stem Mayor Jack Day on Tuesday was narrowly defeated in his re-election bid by three-time challenger Nancy Alford. In unofficial results, Day finished third behind Alford and Nancy Compton, with Town Commissioner Kevin Rumsey finishing fourth. Day in published reports had been quoted as saying he would not seek re-election, but he changed his mind. Day has been Stem’s chief executive since 1991. In Stovall, Mayor Janet Parrott was unopposed, but there was an upset in the contest for two positions on the Town Commission. Incumbent Tonya Sneed finished third behind incumbent Tim Davidson and candidate Marshall Roberts. The Granville County Board of Elections will canvass the results this coming Tuesday. Here are the results for the other municipal contests. In Stem, voters returned Town Commissioners Lonnie Cole and Ellen Wilkins to office and chose candidate Angela Gooch Claiborne for the third commission position up for election. In Creedmoor, Mayor Darryl Moss was unopposed, voters returned City Commissioner Otha Piper to office and voters chose candidate John Stallings to replace City Commissioner Larry Robinson, who had declined to seek re-election. In Butner, which was incorporated in 2007 after being a state-run municipality, Mayor Tom Lane was victorious. answered by anyone,” Joyner said. He cited the need for people in Kittrell to have “a community interest” in whatever economic development comes their way. “I think there is a lot of feeling out there that we want to keep a small-town feeling,” Joyner added. Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE First leaves of many to fall Edward Burroughs rakes leaves in front of his Young Street home Monday morning. This was the first attempt for Burroughs at raking the leaves and expects to rake his yard two more times before the leaves finish falling off the trees. Index Weather Today Our Hometown . . . . . 2A Business & Farm. . . . 5A Public Records . . . . . 6A Opinion . . . . . . . . . . 10A Light Side . . . . . . . . 11A Sports. . . . . . . . . . 1-4B Comics . . . . . . . . . . . 2C Classifieds. . . . . . . 3-6C Sunny High: 60 Low: 37 Thursday Breezy High: 63 Low: 37 Details, 3A Deaths Camden, N.J. Gloria C. Richardson, 83 Clayton Karen M. King, 44 Kittrell Danny A. Herion Jr., 23 Louisburg Timothy A. Robinson, 47 Oxford Marvell Hilton, 86 Katie N. Thornton, 76 Pittsboro Virginia L. Jeffress, 86 Obituaries, 4A OXFORD — Voters returned Mayor Al Woodlief to another two-year term in office and chose Ron Bullock, Danny Currin, Calvin “C.J.” Harris Jr. and Jackie Sergent to fill four City Commission positions for four years. With all precincts reporting unofficial results Tuesday evening, Woodlief turned back a third consecutive challenge by Frank Strickland and an additional Woodlief write-in campaign by departing City Commissioner Steve Powell. Woodlief, who watched the returns with citizens and officials in the Granville County Commission meeting room, declined comment to this reporter when offered the opportunity moments after the results showed him the winner. Strickland, when reached later by phone at his home, said, “That ends my political career.” “I was quite surprised. I thought I was going to do better than that, to be honest with you, but, hey, the people have spoken,” Strickland said. “I’m disappointed, but, hey, what else can I say?” Strickland added, “I just guess it wasn’t in the cards.” Strickland, now retired from his position as chief of police at Meredith College, has repeatedly argued he believes Woodlief lied to cover up for alleged misconduct by Police Chief John Wolford and Please see OXFORD, page 3A Gardner squeaks by to hang on as Warrenton’s mayor By DAVID IRVINE Daily Dispatch Writer WARRENTON – Walter Gardner held onto the mayor’s seat in Warrenton in a close race with Marc Steer. Gardner received 121 votes to Steer’s 105. In the race for three Warrenton city commissioner seats, Robert Davie, Mary Lang Hunter and Jules Banzet won over Bill Miller and Ted Malone. The votes by candidate were: Davie, 151; Hunter, 143; Banzet, 130; Miller, 122; and Malone, 80. In Macon, incumbent Rob Evans defeated Carroll Harris 32 to 12 in the mayoral race. The race for five Macon city commissioner positions was close among six candidates, with only seven votes separating the top and bottom vote getters. Winning seats were: David Harris, with 34 votes; Allen Hobgood and Glenn Riggan, with 33 votes each; and J.W. Beddingfield and Benny Hilliard, with 29 votes each. Wanda Thompson trailed with 27 votes. Dwight Pearce, running unopposed for mayor of Norlina, received 123 votes. There were two write-in votes. Scooter Edwards finished first among six candidates for five seats on the Norlina city commission, garnering 117 votes. Other candidates winning seats were: Jim Overby, 98 votes; Bill Harris, 94; Herbert Burrows, 93; and Lou Stultz, 82. Sonny Peoples, with 45 votes, did not win a seat. Turnout for the election was 28.27 percent. Of 1,500 registered voters, 424 cast votes in the election. Of those, 297 were cast on election day; 123 were cast early in onestop voting; and four were absentee ballots. Contact the writer at dirvine@ hendersondispatch.com.