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by Patricia L. Cook This Tidbits uncovers some fascinating facts about cranberries, the tart, red berries that show up in vast quantities at stores this time of year. • October is National Cranberry Month. If you live in or near one of the states where the little red fruits are grown, you’ve probably seen signs for festivals and celebrations. • Cranberries are one of the few fruits that are actually native to North America. (Concord grapes and blueberries are as well.) Native Advertise with Tidbits and watch your business Running a business without advertising Americans introduced the berries to the Pilgrims GROW!in the dark; is like blinking in the early colonies in the 1600s. Some tribes no one knows are doing it! meaning called them ibimi andyou sassamanash, (573)-259-4329 “bitter berry,” while others referred to them as (573)-259-4329 atoqua, meaning “good fruit.” Colonists started calling them “crane-berry” because the plants resembled the neck, head and bill of a crane. The name was later shortened to cranberry. • Pilgrims quickly learned from Native Americans that cranberries had great health benefits. High levels of vitamin C in the fruit helped prevent scurvy, a disease that was prevalent with sailors. Native Americans made pemmicana, a healthy survival food, by mixing deer meat and mashed cranberries. • Cranberries were also used as a natural dye for rugs, blankets and clothing and in medicinal 4,000 Copies Printed Every Week poultices for wounds. 180+ Points of Distribution turn the page for more! Covers 13 towns and 2 entire counties (573)-259-4329

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1. Is the Book of Jonah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Esther 6, what was done to King Ahasuerus when he could not sleep? Sang to, Feet rubbed, Fanned by servants, Read to 3. Which commandment is, “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me”? 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 4. In Joppa, who was raised from the dead by the apostle Peter? Lazarus, Nahum, Tabitha, Hosea 5. Who was the baby born of Zacharias and Elizabeth? Daniel, John the Baptist, Noah, David 6. What was Pontius Pilate’s culture group? Roman, Greek, Syrian, Babylonian

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The first known recipe for cranberry sauce was in “The Pilgrim Cookbook” in 1633. Wild cranberries were probably on the table for the first Thanksgiving in 1621. Cranberries have been a traditional side dish for Thanksgiving meals in Canada and the United States since their discovery so many years ago. By the way, Thanksgiving Monday, the second Monday in October, is celebrated this week in Canada. In the United States, Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November. • The first recorded cranberry cultivation was in 1816 in Dennis, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Commercial harvesting began in Harwich, also on the Cape, in 1847. The cranberry industry is still a major source of income for Cape Cod today, totaling over $100 million annually.

Nine hundred cranberry bogs taking up 14,000 acres (5,665.6 ha) are located in southeastern Massachusetts, with over half of them on Cape Cod. • So, what exactly is a bog? It is “an area of wet, marshy ground, largely consisting of accumulated decomposing plant material.” Bogs provide a fertile, moist habitat that is perfect for cranberries. • Many people think cranberries grow on top of the water, but it is only at harvest that the “sea of red” is evident, and the berries float. During harvest time, two different methods are used. For “wet” harvesting, bogs are flooded at night, and the next day, water reels, sometimes called “egg beaters,” beat the vines to loosen the berries. Since the berries are hollow, containing pockets of air, they float to the surface. The ber-

ries are then gathered and loaded into trucks. The wet-harvested berries are used for sauces, juices and other products. • Dry harvesting is used for berries sold fresh. For this type of harvest, the berries are combed off the vines by mechanical pickers and bagged carefully to prevent damage. • Approximately 5 percent of cranberries are sold fresh, while the other 95 percent are used for juices, sauces, “Craisins®” and more. Craisins® are sweetened, dried cranberries made by Ocean Spray that started hitting the shelves in 1993. • Cranberry farms are mostly family owned operations that have been handed down for generations. Cranberries are grown commercially in five states: Wisconsin, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Washington and Oregon. They

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Three Ways to Treat Overactive Thyroid DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My daughter was diagnosed recently with a mildly overactive thyroid gland. She is going to have another test in one month. What can be done to bring her thyroid readings to normal without taking medicine for it? What health problems are caused as a result of an overactive gland? -M.M. ANSWER: The thyroid gland -- located in the neck -- produces thyroid hormone, a hormone with many functions. At young ages, it fosters growth. It enhances brain activity. It’s involved with the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. It keeps body weight on the lean side. It prevents the heart from slowing down. It’s involved with the production of body heat. It keeps cell chemistry perking along at the optimum rate. Hyperthyroidism, an overactive gland, pushes all the above into overdrive. Advertise with Tidbitsfunctions watch business People lose weight inandspite ofyour eating more food. The heart GROW! races even when people are at rest. Hands tend to shake. At a room temperature comfortable for most, affected (573)-259-4329 people feel hot. The eyes often bulge.

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Menstrual periods are thrown off their normal cycle. One of the major causes of an overactive gland is Graves disease. In this condition, the body makes antibodies that stimulate the gland to produce excessive amounts of its hormone. The gland enlarges -- becomes a goiter. I don’t know of a way to treat the gland reliably without resorting to medicines or surgery. Medicines for hyperthyroidism are methimazole or PTU. The medicine chosen is taken for six months to two years and then stopped. If a person relapses, the medicine has to be restarted. Radioactive iodine is another treatment. When people hear the word “radioactive,” they cringe. In the decades and decades of its use, radioactive iodine hasn’t been responsible for cancer. The iodine makes a beeline to the gland and puts it out of commission. It’s similar to having surgery without a scalpel. Surgical removal of all or part of the gland is the third option for this condition. The booklet on the thyroid gland explains both an overactive and underactive gland. To obtain a copy, write: Dr. Donohue -- No. 401W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. 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.

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(573)-259-4329 Browning some of the butter first gives our shortbread a deep, rich flavor. You can bake it in either a standard cake or tart pan or a shortbread mold. 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter (no substitutions), slightly softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1. In heavy 2-quart saucepan, melt 6 tablespoons butter over low heat. Cook butter 8 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until butter solids at bottom of pan are a rich brown color and butter has a nutty aroma. (Be careful not to overbrown butter; it will have a bitter flavor.) Pour browned butter into small bowl; refrigerate until almost firm, about 35 minutes. 2. Preheat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat sugar with

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cooled browned butter and remaining 6 tablespoons softened butter until creamy. 3. With hand, mix flour and salt into butter mixture just until crumbs form. (Do not overwork dough; shortbread will be tough.) Pat shortbread crumbs into ungreased 9-inch round tart pan with removable bottom or cake pan. 4. Bake shortbread 40 to 45 minutes, until browned around the edge. Let cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. 5. Remove shortbread from pan to cutting board. While still warm, cut shortbread into 16 wedges. Cool wedges completely on wire rack. Store cookies in tightly covered container. Serves 4. • Each serving: About 150 calories, 9g total fat (5g saturated), 23mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate, 2g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at (c) 2011 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

show up, but the literature showed that participants had better spatial memory and slower loss of brain matter. In another study, brain scans (MRI) showed better “connectivity,” meaning that the pathways in the brain improved. Even more, exercise was associated with a slowing of dementia caused by small blood vessel disease. What does this mean for us? It means that aerobic exercise, or anything that gets the heart pumping and increases the need for oxygen, results in better blood flow to the brain. Brain pathways stay open and cognitive abilities are preserved or improved. Aerobic exercise, however, doesn’t necessarily mean we need to work out at the gym. Daily walks at a rate that pumps up the heart rate a bit, swimming, seated workouts and senior fitness classes can all help.

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Local Events Directory EVERY SAT IN OCT...“Trail of Shadows” Haunted Trail, Meramec Valley Camp Resort, Cuba, Mo $10/person or $8/person With 2 Can Goods (To Be Given To Local Food Pantry) For More Info 573-885-2541. OCT 15...SFB Craft Fair held in the GS Gym. Washington, MO. 9am - 4pm, A wide variety of homemade craft goods such as jewelry,woodwork,floral arrangements, homemade fragrance products and Fall and Christmas Decorations. For more info. 636-239-6701 OCT 15..Big Muddy Clean Sweep for Washington will be held October 15th. This is the 10th Anniversary of the massive clean up effort of the Missouri River. Volunteers are needed, you can sign up at or call 573-443-0292 for more info. Remember the River Needs You! OCT 16... Sausage Dinner at St. Francis Borgia Gradeschool Cafeteria, 11am - 6pm. OCT 20....Pain Relief Center in Owensville, MO is having an Herbal Remedies Workshop. 6:30pm - 8:00 pm. $8/person. Please call 573-437-7246 for more information. OCT 27...Sunset on the Riverfront Come to the Rennick Riverfront Pavilion for Live Music, Washington, MO. Great Food, Budweiser & Pepsi products. This event is from 5pm to 8 pm and is Free Admission. $15 per book of 6 tickets, $1.50 soda/ water. Sponsored by Downtown washington, Inc. For more info. 636-239-1743 OCT 31... Spook Fest, Pacific, MO City Park 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Free to Local Community. OCT 31... St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, New Haven, MO, Trunk or Treat 5:30- ? p.m, Free Candy, Popcorn, Pepsi Products, Barrel Rides, and Games. NOV 5....5Th Annual Coat Giveaway Sponsored by: Second Blessings Union Moose Lodge, Hwy 50 West Union, MO 9am -1pm, Items featured: coats, hats, gloves, sweaters and other warm clothing.Contact us: NOV 6...Franklin County History Fair, 785 Butterfield Dr. and Hwy 47 South @ Franklin Co Baptist Association, 1-5pm.


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CHICKEN CORDON BLEU CASSEROLE 2 (6-ounce) packages long grain and wild rice mix 6 (about 2-1/2 pounds total) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 6 very thin slices Black Forest ham or country ham 3 ounces Gruyere cheese, cut into 3 by 1/2 by 1/2-inch sticks, plus 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Gruyere cheese for sprinkling 1 1/2 tablespoons poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons for the sauce 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons water 1-1/2 cups whole-wheat panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (baby bellos, shiittake, chanterelle, cremini or button) 1/4 cup sliced green onions, white and green parts 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups half-and-half or light cream 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare rice mixes according to package directions. 2. Meanwhile, prepare the chicken breasts. Starting from the thickest side of each chicken breast half, make a horizontal slit into, but not through, the other side. Wrap each stick of cheese in a slice of ham and insert it into a slit. Secure with wooden toothpicks. Sprinkle chicken on both sides with 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. 3. Place flour and remaining 1/2 tablespoon poultry seasoning in a shallow dish, stir to combine. In a second shallow dish, combine eggs and water. Place the panko breadcrumbs and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper and the cayenne pepper in a third shallow dish, stir to combine. Dip chicken in flour, shaking off excess; dip in egg, then in panko, turning and pressing chicken into the panko to coat. 4. In an extra-large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Cook chicken, in batches, in the hot oil about 4 minutes or until brown on both sides; place the finished batch on a paper towel-covered plate. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and continue to brown the second batch of chicken breasts. Place on the plate and remove toothpicks. 5. Using the same skillet, over medium high heat, add the butter. Cook mushrooms, green onions and garlic in the butter. Sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon poultry seasoning and cook until tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons of flour. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in shredded cheese until melted. 5. Spoon the sauce over rice, and place the chicken on top of sauce. Bake, covered, for 40 to 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 F). Makes 6 servings.

green changes to white before transforming to dark red in August and September. • While much cranberry history and many commercial operations are in the Northeast, Wisconsin and Eastern Canada, commercial growing in Washington State was started in the late 1800s. A visitor from Massachusetts noticed that the area was similar to Cape Cod when he found wild berries growing. Entrepreneurs purchased around 1,600 acres (647.5 ha) on the Long Beach, Washington, peninsula between 1872 and 1877 and began developing cranberry beds. They used vines brought over from the East Coast, and many pests caused problems in the new environment. • In the 1920s, scientist D.J. Crowley helped to solve the problems faced by cranberry production in the Pacific Northwest. The Cranberry Research Station was started and recommendations helped growers improve their crops. Today, the Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation continues to support about 250 growers from British Columbia to Oregon. • Native Americans knew it many years ago, and now, research has proven that cranberries have many health benefits. They are a tasty, nutritious fruit that should be enjoyed year round.

OVERCOMING THE ODDS: SATCHEL PAIGE Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige was “the best and fastest pitcher I’ve ever faced,” said Joe DiMaggio. Satchel was over 40 years old when he achieved his goal of playing Major League Baseball. • Known for fantastic pitching and some pretty good one-liners known as “Satchelisms,”

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DEAR JERRY: There are several types of sheepdogs hailing from Russia and surrounding regions, so it’s hard to say exactly which Puppy Isn’t Growing breed you have. Indeed, you may have a mixed-breed dog, if the shelter wasn’t able to DEAR PAW’S CORNER: We adopted a provide any information on Curty’s former beautiful, fluffy pup at a nearby shelter. home. A worker there described it as a Russian The best thing to do is take Curty to the vetsheepdog. She said “Curty” should grow up erinarian for a checkup. Explain that he isn’t into a large dog with a lot of energy. So far, growing as fast as you thought he would and I haven’t found this to be true. Curty hasn’t that he doesn’t have a lot of energy. The vet grown much beyond his height when we can check for any signs of underlying health adopted him, and he doesn’t seem to have issues. the energy I have seen in shepherd breeds, Curty could be a perfectly healthy pup, but just although he is pretty playful and was easy to a mixed-breed dog who is developing normalhousebreak. Are there any health problems ly and won’t be very big. An even-tempered, he might have, or do we just have a mixed playful, well-socialized, easy-to-train dog isn’t breed dog that isn’t going to take on purea bad thing. But do make sure that he’s healthy bred characteristics? -- Jerry C., Burlington, and that there are no hidden health problems. Vt. By Sam Mazzotta


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573-437-2641 “SATCHEL” PAIGE (continued): Paige was born on July 7, 1906. This has been questioned but is assumed to be true. Paige said, “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” • Paige earned the nickname “Satchel” as a young boy when he helped passengers with their bags (satchels) at railroad stations. • Paige started his baseball career in 1924, with the Mobile Tigers semi-pro team in Mobile, Alabama. He went on to play as the dominant pitcher in the Negro League. He also played with the Caribbean League in the winter. Always wanting to pitch, he kept busy playing the game. • Considered the greatest pitcher in the history of the Negro Leagues, Paige had some staggering statistics. He had a stretch of 21 straight wins, pitched 64 consecutive scoreless innings and had a 31-4 record in 1933. Paige thrilled the crowds for 22 years, but his big goal was to make it to the majors. • In 1948, Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck tested Paige’s accuracy by placing a cigarette on the ground at home plate. Paige threw five fastballs, with all but one directly over the cigarette. Veeck offered Paige the big league contract he had always wanted, and Paige helped the Indians win the pennant that year and amazed fans as the oldest rookie in major league history. He went on to play for St. Louis and Kansas City as well. • At the end of his career, his major league record was modest, at 28 wins and 31 losses with a 3.29 ERA (earned run average). Paige is also known for not committing a single error in 179 Major League games. He coached for the Atlanta Braves in 1968. • Paige was fun to watch thanks to not only his great pitching but his “showboating” as well. He always entertained the crowds. His quotes include this gem: “I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain’t never been seen by this generation!” • Paige retired in 1953. He came back for a special appearance in 1965 and pitched three shutout innings for the Kansas City Athletics. This action at age 60 made him the oldest player in the Major Leagues.

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