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IN THIS ISSUE... Crossword......................4 Real Estate..................6-9 Healthbits ......................9 Ride Guide.............. 10-11

Magic Maze................... 11 Dining & Spirits............13 Classifieds.................15 Sudoku.........................15

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by Samantha Weaver

• It was beloved 20thcentury American humorist and author Will Rogers who made the following observation: “A king can stand people fighting, but he can’t last long if people start thinking.” • The next time you’re dining at a seafood restaurant, consider this tidbit: Those who study such things say that 80 percent of a crab or lobster’s dry weight is wax. • Researchers at Cornell University have determined that if chickens are kept in a coop that is artificially lighted to simulate a 28-hour day, the eggs laid by those chickens will be larger and have stronger shells. • If you try to come up with an image of the pioneers’ westward trek in search of land, gold and new futures, what comes to mind is likely to be covered wagons (also known at the time as Prairie Schooners) crossing vast grasslands. A group of wagons circling up at dusk has become emblematic of that long journey. Most people assume that the wagons were placed in a circle for protection, to keep potential intruders out, but that’s not entirely

true. While that may have been an advantage to the arrangement, the primary motivation was to keep livestock from wandering off. • The English word “infant” comes from a Latin term whose literal meaning is “one unable to speak.” • You might be surprised to learn that fruit flies can become intoxicated, too -- and they don’t even have to take a drink. Just the smell of alcohol affects them. © 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Cookie Cutters Q: My grandmother and two of her sisters were bakers who specialized in cookies. I have about four dozen of their cookie cutters, including several duplicates. Is there a group or club so I can trade my duplicates for ones I don’t already have? -- Beth, Lincoln, Nebraska A: Cookie cutters have become quite collectible, especially ones that were given away as premiums by flour and baking-related businesses. Some of the rarer ones sometimes can sell in the $50 to $75 range. One of the better groups is the Cookie Cutters Collectors Club, P.O. Box 22518, Lexington, KY 40522. Dues are $25 per year, which includes a subscription to its quarterly newsletter, “Cookie Crumbs.” This is an active club with helpful members. ••• Q: Last summer I received a river rock that had been painted to represent the head of an alien space creature. It is about the size of an orange, and I use it as a paperweight on my desk. Everyone who sees it is fascinated. They want to know who did it and where they can get one. Unfortunately, I don’t know much about it and hope you can help me. I understand the artist is from Arizona. -Chris, Provo, Utah A: The “Space Rocks” are the work of Tempe artist Al Harp. He has done several hundred of these intriguing rocks, which have been exhibited and sold throughout the American Southwest. Each rock is hand painted, so no two are alike. Harp’s work has been featured in several publications and was recently selected for inclusion in a juried exhibition at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, 101 North Broad St., Globe, AZ 85501 To find out more about Harp’s “Space Rocks,” contact the artist at Al Harp at 2214 North College Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281; 480-659-1535. He can provide illustrations of his current inventory. *** Q: I have about a dozen issues of Farm Journal, all from 1939. Are they worth keeping? -- Stan,

Hastings, Nebraska A: Issues of Farm Journal from the 1930s generally sell in the $10 to $15 range. There are always exceptions to every rule when it comes to collectibles. Condition and content are important when determining values. Write to Larry Cox in care of KFWS, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, or send e-mail to Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox cannot personally answer all reader questions, nor does he do appraisals. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. © 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Tip: If your kids want to use paints, here’s where you come in. Carefully wipe their brush off at the side of the paint container before they start painting the “ceiling.” Otherwise, they may be painting their heads! Donna Erickson’s award-winning series “Donna’s Day” is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit www.donnasday. com and link to the NEW Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.” © 2017 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.

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What child doesn’t love to create art using colorful pencils, paper and pots of paint? As they grow, watch their enthusiasm blossom while they develop new techniques and get inspired by one another and the great masters. Yes, artists like Michelangelo. Here’s a fun, unusual artsy activity to inspire your kids to consider art from an entirely new vantage point when they lie on their back under a chair and draw Michelangelo-style. First, talk to your children about Michelangelo and how it took him years (1508-1512) to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican in Rome. Thumb through pages in an art book from the library, or grab some images of the Sistine Chapel online to show them examples of one of the most famous painted interior spaces in the world. Here’s where the kids shine. Explain how Michelangelo would lie on his back on a scaffold facing the ceiling, and paint and paint and paint. In dim light. In the heat. In the cold. Then pull over a kitchen chair and say, “Artists, it’s your turn!”

seat, or low child’s play table Drawing paper Masking tape Markers, pencils and crayons Here’s the fun: Tape a sheet of paper to the bottom side of a chair. Place markers, pencils and crayons within reach to the side of the chair, then prompt your child to wiggle under. Now go ahead, reach up and create a masterpiece. Parenting note: The kids will no doubt be enthralled. Somehow there’s a real intimacy between the art and the creator that doesn’t quite happen out in the open with a desk and chair. Try it. You’ll see!

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Another Purpose By Tresa Erickson

Got a nice entryway, but not sure what to do with it? Set up a small table by the door where everyone can drop their keys and mail and that’s about it? Make the most of your entryway by turning it into a usable space. Although typically small, entryways make wonderful spaces for a variety of activities from reading to listening to music. In order to determine what would make the best use of your entryway, you need to think about your needs. Could you and your family use a place to read? Could you use a place to work on the laptop? Could you use a place to display collectibles? Along with your needs, you must consider the dimensions and layout of the space. You may need a place to read, but if there is no room for a comfy chair or love seat, that idea may not work. The entryway may be more suitable for the display of collectibles, especially if it has a lot of wall space. Imagine having your spouse’s entire collection of antique fishing lures hanging in the entryway. What an impressive welcome that would make to visitors. You also need to consider the traffic your entryway receives. If people are forever coming in and out of your front door, you may not want to turn it into a cozy reading or computer nook. How in the world would you ever get anything done? A buffet area for party nights or a mini game room with a drop-leaf card table, on the other hand, might be

more suitable. Whatever purpose you decide to have your entryway serve, make sure you decorate it accordingly. If it’s going to be a music room, tuck the piano under the stairs and provide some chairs for listening. Add a light above the piano and a basket for sheet music. Hang up some inspiring prints, and voila, your music room entryway is complete. If your entryway flows into another room, you may want to go with a complementary color scheme to keep the décor consistent. If it does not, feel free to use whatever color scheme you want to enhance the function of the room and invoke the appropriate mood. Don’t forget in all of the rearranging that your entryway still serves as an entrance to your home. Make sure guests feel welcome and have a mat to wipe their feet on. Make sure family members have a place to stash their coats, keys and mail. Don’t make the décor so luxurious that everyone starts coming in the back door instead. The larger your entryway, the more likely it can serve more than one purpose. Put on your thinking cap and take advantage of all of that space.

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0DQRU|$245,000 This charming bi-level features 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a two car garage and over 2200sqft! This beautiful home boasts newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms with quartz countertops, Pergo flooring, wood burning stove, and a large deck off the back that overlooks the back yard. This is your perfect entertaining space!


4410 Shasta|$390,000 Enjoy the good life in this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath, open concept home! This home boasts vaulted views that can be enjoyed from a large back deck. A spacious master suite, main floor laundry, dining room, living room, two additional bedrooms and a partially finished basement make this home a must see.



Two super cute ranch homes with many updates. Newer paint and flooring inside both properties. Live in one and RENT the other. OR GREAT INVESTMENT for first-time or seasoned investors. One home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and the other has 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Both have large family and dining rooms and good sized kitchens.


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Darling 2 bedroom, 1 bath ranch with lots of updates. Newer kitchen, bath, windows, flooring and paint. Some hardwood flooring, laminate, tile and carpet. Oversized one car garage. Large back yard! Alley access! Close to schools and shopping!

Hard to find one-level ranch style twin home on the west side. Huge family room! Separate dining room. Fantastic master bedroom with 2 closets and master bath with door out to patio and wonderful view. Low maintenance with vinyl siding. Architectural roof.


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The main floor of this beautiful home boasts three large bedrooms and an open floor plan. The lower level has two non-conforming bedrooms, a wood burning stove, laundry area and family room!

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4 bedroom, 2 bath home on a nice lot! Home backs Absolutely stunning 1 1/2 story home w/5 BR & up to the walking path and school! Lots of new! 3.5 BA with views of PV golf course. Open floor Family room and living room. Office area. Two large SODQIHDWXUHVDJUHDWURRPZÂśFHLOLQJVFRUQHUJDV bathrooms with fantastic fixtures. One car attached fireplace, & opens to the kitchen & dining area. garage and lots of RV parking. Wonderful back yard! Kitchen has newer granite counter tops & lots of Newer roof and exterior/interior paint! cabinet storage. Cozy master suite features a gas ILUHSODFHÂśFHLOLQJV ZDONVRXWWRD5HGZRRGGHFN w/incredible mountain views. Tiled master bath has a walk in shower, jet tub, dbl sinks & large closets. 2 other BR & 1 BA on main level.

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Newer construction without the wait! Very open, larger floor plan with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Gorgeous cabinets throughout the home including granite counter tops and stone backsplash. Master bedroom has a MASSIVE walk-in closet and an en suite with a soaker tub, tile surround and double sinks. Front and backyard landscaping including a fence! Main level has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, basement has 2 additional conforming bedrooms and a bathroom!

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This beautiful, three bedroom, one bath home has been updated throughout and is waiting to bring you home for the holidays! With new flooring, roof, kitchen counters, paint, light and plumbing fixtures, baseboards and tub surround, it is sure to impress, and as an added bonus, it is located on the golf course!


6DUDWRJD|$165,000 Large corner fenced lot! Super cute ranch home with 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Gorgeous newer kitchen remodel. Hardwood floors throughout the main level! Family room and living room. Bathroom materials are ready for the downstairs bathroom to be finished by new owner. Attached garage. Newer windows and roof. Covered patio. Terraced back yard.


&RQQLH|$275,000 GREAT income on the 6-plex. (6) 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Huge garage/shop rents for $300/mo. New $12,000 Roof! Units have been remodeled with new kitchen and baths, paint, flooring.



This beautiful, 4 bed, 4 bath, log home sits at the base of Casper Mountain and features vaulted ceilings, city water, natural gas to home and out buildings, Malarkey shingles, Low E windows, two fireplaces that heat the entire house and amazing views! A huge wrap around deck, 3 stall garage, 42X40 outbuilding with insulated shop and concrete floor, a 4 stall log barn w/tack room and water rights from small pond that waters trees, lawn and barn, make this home perfect for horses, toys, or both!


251 E. 12th|$304,000

Stunning updated craftsman-style downtown home! Hardwood floors throughout the main level! Amazing master bedroom w/large fancy ensuite! Large formal dining as well as eat-in kitchen w/granite counter tops. Original cabinets have been brought into the 21st century w/modern amenities including gourmet viking kitchen appliances! Additions office or BR space (currently being used as a nursery) on the main level. 3 BR downstairs as well as 1.5 BA, laundry and office area! Lots of storage throughout the home.


942 S. 4th, Mills| $229,000

Newer home without the wait! This beautiful 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with two car garage features 9 foot ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining areas and is situated on a 7500sqft lot. The entire home has been wired for surround sound and the basement is ready to be finished!


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This charming, three bedroom, 2 bath home boasts gleaming hardwood floors, updated baths, stainless steel appliances, a huge master bedroom, a large family room, living room and a great yard with mature landscaping. This home is ready for you!

1611 E. 2nd St.|$199,900

Give your business the exposure and traffic that it deserves! With high visibility, large reception area, 2 gas fireplaces, off street parking, and two main entrances this is a perfect space for your large or small business or businesses. The back has been separated from the front and works great as a salon! Upstairs has the possibility for more office space or a separate apartment.


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Newer Construction! This beautiful home is move in ready! The upper level of this home features three bedrooms PLUS a huge master suite, two bathrooms 1:LOVRQ|$133,000 New interior paint, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Large kitchen, and a large laundry room. The main level boast dining and living rooms. One car garage. Spacious an open floor plan, a half bath, sitting area, dining room, living room and a gorgeous kitchen with back yard. granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. HUGE LOT An over sized three stall garage and amazing views make this home everything that you are looking for 0DULSRVD|$219,900 without the wait! This beautiful, 4 bed, 3 bath home features new paint, new carpet, a large, open floor plan and is move in ready! It is situated on a HUGE corner lot, boasts gorgeous mountain views and all the privacy you could ask for!

RESIDENTIAL LOTS TWO DIFFERENT Lots in the Big Tree area, either are ready for your custom built home. Great views of downtown. House plans have been drawn up and builder is ready to start building!








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• Seat warmers are for more than cold bottoms: The next time you pick up a pizza, turn on your seat warmer to keep your pie from getting cold on the ride home! • “My kids love snack crackers, but they can be easy to overdo. When I buy a box, I go ahead and portion them out into snack-size zip-lock baggies. Then the kids can grab a bag and won’t just keep


Can Spleen Rupture Without Any Trauma?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband was admitted to the hospital with a ruptured spleen that bled into his belly. His surgeon repaired it with a coil. He was not in an accident and had no injuries or any bruising anywhere on his body. His doctor had never seen this; he says a ruptured spleen usually is sustained from some sort of accident. My husband is almost 59, and in good health otherwise. How could this happen, and could this happen again? -- J.C. ANSWER: The spleen removes defective red blood cells from the circulation, and it also destroys bacteria and infected cells. In fact, it is in many ways like a big lymph node, responding to infections by activating and enlarging. Although a ruptured spleen is well-described in the literature, I’ve never seen a case like your husband’s either. The last ruptured spleen I saw was a college football player

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eating out of habit (and spoil their supper).” -- O.V. in New Mexico • A beaded necklace can make a fun imprint on the edges of your pie crust. Then, to help your pie crusts hold their shape in the oven, try freezing them for 30 minutes before filling. • For great-looking candles, use a plain nylon stocking to buff out smudges, nicks and fingerprints. This works especially well on white or cream-colored

who was simultaneously hit by two opposing players, one on either side, both much larger than he was. Most people with spleen rupture had an enlarged spleen to begin with, from cancer such as leukemia or lymphoma, infection such as EBV (the virus that causes mononucleosis), inflammatory conditions such as pancreatitis or mechanical causes such as pregnancy. A few cases are related to medications, and a few have no identifiable cause for rupture. As far as risk of it happening again, there you have me. I found one paper that says the prognosis is “excellent.” I would have to refer you back to his surgeon. People who have had their spleens removed are at risk for certain infections, and should have a vaccine for pneumococcus, a major cause of pneumonia. The vaccine is normally given at age 65. Your husband should speak with his doctor about getting it now (since I don’t know if his spleen is now considered normal). • • 8* DEAR DR. ROACH: I read in your column that for vaginal atrophy (dryness/itching) you suggest that a woman use topical cream instead of estrogen cream. I am 59 years old, and have been using Premarin cream externally for a month with noticeable results. I use a dab every other day. Should I continue to use it even when I don’t have symptoms, or only as needed? If you think non-hormonal cream would be better, could you suggest one? I have tried one, but it didn’t seem to be effective. -- A.A.

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candles, which can pick up all sorts of ugly-looking soot stains. • “Use a tab pulled off a soda can to double hang items in your closet. Simply thread the soda tab onto the hanger hook, and put the hook of a second hanger through the bottom hole. This is a great idea for hanging outfits together.” -- W.P. in Washington Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. © 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

ANSWER: I’m sorry I wasn’t clear. “Topical” in this case meant a vaginal estrogen cream, as opposed to estrogen taken by mouth. I would continue using it, since it has been effective. Most women use it twice a week after initial treatment. Non-estrogen creams are fine for many women, but estrogen creams like Premarin usually are more effective. Dryness and itching may be caused by recurring vaginal infections, which are often troubling to women. The booklet explains them and their treatment. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Roach -- No. 1203W, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. •••

Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to To view and order health pamphlets, visit, or write to Good Health, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. © 2017 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Do You Have A Brake Problem? By Craig W. Armstrong

One of the biggest inconveniences we all face are car problems. But like problems with our bodies, the longer we ignore them, the bigger the problem gets. One area of our vehicle that gives off warning signs is our brakes. Here are a few things to look and listen for when determining brake problems. Most cars use disc brakes. Disc brakes work like this. Brake fluid fills a hydraulic system. This fluid triggers a set of pads which clamp down on the brake calipers. This causes the calipers to squeeze together on a disc known as a rotor. The friction between the pads and the rotor is what causes the vehicle to stop. Like many problem with our vehicles, your brakes will make certain sounds with they are not operating properly. One

of the most commons sounds is a high-pitched squeal. This sound can mean that brake pads are wearing thin and need to be replaced. A more harsh sound you might hear is grinding. This can mean that your brake pads have worn completely through and the metal of the calipers is grinding on the metal of the rotors. Another indicator of potential brake problems is if your vehicle is pulling. It may feel like the car is driving itself and wants to pull one way or another. This might indicate a stuck caliper. The reason this would cause pulling to one side is because the friction caused be on one wheel and not the other, thus causing a pulling to one side. You might also feel a vibration when you are braking. This can also feel like the brakes are skipping. This is usually the result of a warped rotor. However, it can also indicate that your car is out of alignment. Either way, if this occurs, get it into the shop to be checked. Sometimes your brakes can continued on page 11

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feel “mushy.” Another way to interpret this sensation is if you have to push hard on the brake pedal to get the vehicle to stop. Sometimes it may feel like you are pushing the break all the way to floor. This could indicate a leak in the brake system. One way to verify this is to look for leaked brake fluid under your car. It will look and feel similar to oil, but less thick. Even if you have puddle that isn’t brake fluid, you still have a problem. Your car shouldn’t be leaking anything. Being aware of potential problems with your car can save you money in the long run. Like our bodies, catching potential problems early can keep them from becoming more serious and costly. So pay attention to what your car is trying to tell you and if you think you have a problem, get it checked out by a professional mechanic.

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Bacon-Cheddar Quiche

In celebration of National Hot Breakfast Month, here is an eye-opener that is much more than just a bowl of cold cereal. 1. Heat oven to 350 F. Place pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate and flute edges. In a large bowl, combine dry milk powder and water. Add eggs. Mix well to combine. Stir in bacon bits,

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Cheddar cheese and onion flakes. Pour mixture into pie crust. 2. Bake for 34 to 38 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Place pie plate on a wire rack and let set for 10 minutes. Cut into 8 wedges. Serves 8. * Each serving equals: 232 calories, 12g fat, 11g protein, 20g carbs, 305mg sodium, 266mg calcium, 0g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch/Carbs, 1 Meat, 1 Fat; Carb Choices: 1 © 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

advice on what to do next. It breaks our hearts to know he is suffering. -- Carla V., via email By Sam Mazzotta

Fighting Animal Abuse at Your Front Door

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My neighbor and I are concerned about an older dog -- a black Lab, I think -who comes down every day barking, begging and having accidents in front of our door. He can hardly walk and often falls down. He has open sores all over and you can see his ribs. He is definitely almost blind. We know where his home is and went down there a few times, but no one answered the door. We’re so fed up with the sadness of the situation and his using the bathroom in front of our door daily. We called the police asking them to speak with its owner, but nothing seems to have changed. I really need your

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1 Pillsbury 9-inch refrigerated unbaked pie crust 1 1/3 cups Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk Powder 1 1/4 cups water 2 eggs or equivalent in egg substitute 1/4 cup Oscar Mayer or Hormel Real Bacon Bits 1 cup shredded Kraft 2 percent Cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes

DEAR CARLA: I commend you for trying to get help for this dog. I’d be interested to know what action the police took. Since the dog is still coming around, more complaints from you are necessary. Call the local police non-emergency number each time the dog shows up, and ask why the dog is still suffering and wandering off a leash. If the city or county has an animal-control department, contact it as well. It’s important to document what you see: You sent me a photo of the dog, and you should give that to the authorities, along with notes on how often the dog has shown up. The Animal Legal Defense Fund offers more information on how to help animals you suspect are being abused. The Humane Society of the United States also has advice and instructions on contacting authorities or getting more help. Send your questions, tips or comments to © 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Dinner Under Pressure As a child, I remember coming into the kitchen and hearing my mother’s pressure cooker rattling away. It sounded like a runaway steam engine had taken over the kitchen stove. I’d heard stories about pressure cookers blowing up and leaving what was supposed to be dinner all over the ceiling. So I must admit, I was afraid to use the Fagor pressure cooker I received as a gift, until I realized that modern pressure cookers have been completely redesigned. For example, my Fagor pressure cooker has three safety valves that allow any possible excess pressure to escape, so the cooking experience is completely secure. The pressure cooker was created by French inventor Denis Papin in 1680. The clunky heavy metal pressure regulator of old that made so much noise was the updated version of his original “marmite de Papin” or Papin Digestor. Fagor has created a sleek, easy-to-use pressure cooker with a temperature device built into the tight-fitting lid with a locking handle. When the lid is properly locked into place, an air- and steam-tight seal is created. As the cooking liquid in the pressure cooker is heated to the boiling point (212 F), steam is created. Since the steam cannot escape from the sealed pot, intense pressure is created. The internal cooking temperature will vary depending on the different levels of pressure created by the trapped steam. Foods cooked under high pressure reach a temperature of 250 F, which is 38 F hotter than when food is boiled in

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a normal pot. This speeds up the cooking process considerably. The intense pressure also reduces cooking time by one-third, which saves energy too. It also keeps your kitchen cool, retains more than 50 percent of the vitamins and minerals in your foods — as well as the natural colors — and can cook without oil to reduce fat and calories. The steam pressure breaks down the fibers in food in a very short time, leaving food moist and succulent, with an intense intermingling of flavors. The beauty of using a pressure cooker is that you can quickly and easily turn almost any type of produce, grain or cut of meat into a fantastic meal. And don’t forget about desserts, which can be made in half the time. If you haven’t used a pressure cooker before, my recipe for Pressure Cooker Quinoa Salad is a simple and tasty introduction to this wonderful piece of kitchen equipment.


PRESSURE COOKER QUINOA SALAD (Serves 6) Quinoa is a complete protein source that also is high in iron, magnesium and fiber. It has a delicate, slightly sweet and nutty flavor, and easily can be used in any recipe that calls for rice or pasta. Quinoa has a natural coating, called saponin. Saponin can make the cooked grain taste bitter if it isn’t rinsed thoroughly just before cooking. Boxed quinoa is often pre-rinsed, but it’s best to rinse it again. Toasting quinoa after it has been rinsed improves the texture of the grain. You can change this recipe to incorporate your favorite herbs, spices, vegetables and flavorings as desired.

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cup black quinoa, rinsed well teaspoon olive oil plus more for drizzling (about 2 table spoons) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1½ cups of water or broth 1 large lime or lemon, zested and juiced 1½ cups of chopped, raw vegetables (bell pepper, purple onion, celery, avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc.) 1. Measure 1 cup of quinoa and place into a fine-mesh strainer. Rinse thoroughly with cool water for about 2 minutes, rubbing and swishing the quinoa with your hand. Drain. 2. Heat the olive oil in the pressure cooker pot (without the lid) over medium-high heat. Add the drained quinoa, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring, for about 1 minute to let the water evaporate and to toast the quinoa and the spices. Add the water or broth, mixing well. 3. Close and lock the lid according to manufacturer’s instructions. Turn heat to high; when pressure is reached, lower the heat and cook for 1 minute at high pressure (or 2 minutes at low pressure). To release the pressure, turn off heat and wait 10 minutes for steam to release naturally. Then release the remaining pressure by carefully opening the valve. (Even if you hear the pressure releasing completely before the 10 minutes are up, do not remove the lid.) 4. When the time is up, remove the lid and fluff the quinoa gently with a fork. Toss quinoa with the zest, juice, vegetables and a drizzle of olive oil. *** Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is “The Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic Cookbook.” Her website is www. To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva! on Facebook. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. © 2017 Angela Shelf Medearis and King Features Synd., Inc.

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HELP WANTED Seeking mature, friendly, and positive team player for part-time position at busy skin care office. Open availability a plus, afternoons and early evenings a must. Experienced with computers, invoicing and scheduling. Bring resume to Skincare by Vondi at 940 East 3rd, Suite 207 in the Casper Clinic, or email to JUST RELEASED: A NEW HOME WORKERS GUIDE HERE IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START YOUR OWN HOME BUSINESS! PLEASE SEND A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE TO: ROB M 107 NORTH REINO ROAD # 184 NEWBURY APRK, CA 91320-3710


2 positions: Field Sales person Sales/ Service Technician Selling & servicing CCTV & communication systems to drilling rigs in WY, CO, UT. Must live within 45 minutes of Casper, WY. Send resume to More info:

Work @ home. We purchase one gram of gold monthly plus, while building unlimited income. iD#TSWY Call 1-800-570-3215

Is God calling you to be a part of a ministry here in Casper?

If so, please come and check out Paradise Valley Christian School. We are taking applications for Preschool and Elementary teachers. Please contact Jeanne Boyd at 307-234-2450 (office) or 307-262-3147 (cell) for more information about openings. Applications are available upon request. Please check the school website out if have questions abou the school. The school website is:

HEALTHCARE Wellness Screening 1988 - A East 1st Street Casper WY 307-235-6004 M - F 7 am - Noon NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!

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Extreme Truck Outfitters Accessories Spray on liners - Topper 1700 East Yellowstone Casper WY * 307-265-4111

All Trees, LLC

Casper WY FREE local estimates Like us on facebook

Lube Express MINUTES INSTEAD OF HOURS!! 4242 East 2nd St Casper WY * 307-2365-6800

"Giving back, one neighborhood at a time". 604 East 2nd Street Casper WY * 307-577-7355


TRACTOR WORK 307-337-8656 30 Years Experience Dependable Quality Work Reasonable Rates FREE ESTIMATES


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CARPET CLEANING Anderson Carpet Cleaning Casper WY 307-234-3783 * Carpet Cleaning * Auto Detailing



MUST SEE AT!!! Smith's RV

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All Winter Long All Winter Strong 24 hrs 365 call me at 797-8809 All Trees, LLC 2925 CY Avenue Casper, Wyoming With the high winds, All Trees has a crew on standby for you.

Affordable Housing Comfortable & Affordable housing for Senior Citizens age 65 and Older. Skyline Towers, Inc., 300 East Collins Drive, Casper WY 307-234-2654

sos Carpet Cleaning Casper WY 307-337-7536 50 Mile Radius * Carpet * Upholstry * Drapes * Area Rugs * Tile & Grout



Shamrock Auctions Milton Green, Casper WY 307-277-5243 Estate Sales, Consignment Sales, Benefits Wyoming Estate Services Casper WY 307-577-1553 * Estate & Moving Sales * Appraisals * Clean Outs * Auctions * Expert Advice

2nd Street Realtors

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Need Fast Cash Now? Better Loan Rates Help is Available Loans from $2,500 to $250,000 Good or Bad Credit - Even Bankruptcy Get loans for Business, Payroll, Equipment, Products, Vehicles, Anything your business needs 24 HRS.IMMEDIATE RESPONSE CALL: 1-253-326-4179

3500 E Yellowstone Hwy Casper WY • 307-234-5617

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2002 Exiss 300M Gooseneck Horse Trailer Weekend Deluxe package 3 Horse Slant, full size shower, AC, microwave, 3 burner stove FUNDRAISERS top, oven, oversize refrig, No Holding tanks, No toilet, 2 batYes We Do! teries, 2 propane tanks, spare St. Anthony Manor does tire, awning, full shoulder fundraising through removable horse dividers, 3 tier the sale of See’s Candy. removable saddle rack, mats, Come check us out at roof vents 211 E 6th St Casper WY 2. Offer subject to change based on premium channel availability.

8:30 – 4:30 M-F

Laramie Peak Motors is looking for a friendly, professional, highly motivated sales person for their Ford Sales Team. Benefits include: Medical/dental plan, 401k Call Brian Richmond 307-322-2355 or 1-866-346-9472 or send resumé to: P.O. Box 667 • Wheatland, WY 82201 OL






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All Winter Long All Winter Strong Green Tree, LLC Now sched24 hrs 365 call me at uling power raking, aerating, 797-8809 mowing, and spring clean-up. We also offer full tree and All Trees, LLC landscape services. Licensed 2925 CY Avenue and insured. ISA certified arCasper, Wyoming borists on staff. Call today and With the high winds, schedule your free estimate! All Trees has a crew on (307) 267-7558 standby for you.

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