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SLEEP by Janet Spencer

In an average lifetime, a human will spend 25 years sleeping. A person can survive longer without food than they can without sleep. Come along with Tidbits as we doze off!


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• The word “sleep” comes from the German adjective “schlapp” meaning “weak” or “limp.” The same root word also gave us the word “slack.” • We think of going to sleep as a gradual procedure, where we slowly drift off. However, going to sleep is actually an instantaneous process: one second the organism is aware— the next second it is not. • There has never been documented proof of a human who did not sleep. The record for the least amount of sleep needed on a regular basis is held by two Australians who required less than three hours of sleep per night. Both were active men with full-time jobs. • The average adult needs to sleep 7 to 9 hours per night. Napoleon Bonaparte needed only four to six hours of sleep a night, as did Thomas Edison and Winston Churchill. However, Albert Einstein is said to have spent about ten hours a night in bed. It is not true that older people need less sleep. However, over 50% of people over 64 years old suffer from some type of sleep disorder. • A pregnant woman will generally sleep up to two hours a night longer than she did before she got pregnant. • Newborns sleep a total of 14 to 17 hours a day on an irregular schedule with periods of one to three hours spent awake. continued on page 4



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Turn Leftover Turkey Into a Tasty Meal Thanksgiving is gone, but the memories linger on — in the form of leftovers. After having all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings, I always crave spicy foods. I’ve come to enjoy thinking up ways I can transform the mountain of plastic containers full of a few scoops of this and a few cups of that into a new recipe. I’ve discovered that leftover turkey combined with Mexican spices makes a great meal! I’ve used leftover turkey to make soft tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas. I love this enchilada recipe because the combination of cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper completely changes the flavor of the leftover turkey, and it’s easy to prepare. If you don’t have time to make the enchilada sauce from scratch, use a good quality, commercially made sauce, and add the spices from the recipe below to give it a homemade taste! Serve this dish with a side of Spanish rice and a tossed salad, and you’ll not only have a great meal, but a great way to use up that leftover turkey!

SPICY TURKEY ENCHILADAS 3 cups cooked turkey, shredded 2 cups sour cream 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, one cup reserved for topping 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder ¼ – ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 12 (10-inch) tortillas, corn or flour

Enchilada Sauce 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped mild green chile peppers 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups chopped onion 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar 1½ pounds stewed tomatoes 1/2 cup water

To Make the Turkey Enchiladas: 1. Using a large bowl, combine cooked turkey with sour cream, 2 cups cheese, salt, cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Wrap tortillas in a clean dishcloth or foodsafe paper towels and sprinkle both sides with a little water. Microwave for 10-15 seconds to warm and soften. 2. Place a tortilla on a flat surface. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of turkey mixture on the end of the tortilla closest to you. Lightly oil a shallow, 13-by-9-inch baking pan so that the enchiladas won’t stick. Roll up the tortilla. Arrange it, seam side down in the baking pan, placing each stuffed tortilla side by side until the pan is full. 3. Pour the enchilada sauce over the enchiladas and bake, uncovered at 350 F, for about 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with the remaining cup of cheese. Bake another 5 minutes. Remove pan from the oven; let set for 5-10 minutes before serving. Serves 4 to 6. To Prepare the Enchilada Sauce: Quick Tip: A good-quality, commercially made chili sauce mixed with a teaspoon each of cumin and chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon of brown

November 21, 2016 sugar makes a canned enchilada sauce taste like homemade! 1. Using a medium-sized pan, saute chili peppers and onions in oil until onions are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, cumin and chili powder, and saute for another minute. Add the stewed tomatoes and brown sugar, and saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the water. 2. Turn heat to high and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Then turn the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until thick, about 15 to 20 minutes.

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. © 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

Grandma’s Fresh Cranberry Relish

This easy, no-cook relish will have your guests fighting over who will take home the leftover relish!

1 bag (12 ounces) cranberries, (3 cups) 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and cut up 1 medium Gala apple, peeled, cored and cut up 1 small navel orange, unpeeled and cut up 2/3 cup sugar In food processor, with knife blade attached, pulse all ingredients until coarsely chopped. Spoon into serving bowl; cover and refrigerate until well-chilled, about 3 hours or up to 4 days. Makes 4 cups. * Each serving: About 200 calories. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at © 2016 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

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• People who are transferred to the perpetual night of the Arctic tend to sleep about an hour longer than they did prior to going there. • One experiment placed volunteers alone in a completely dark sound-proof room, with gloves to reduce sensations. The object was to see how much time a human would spend sleeping when there was absolutely nothing to do. On the first day, the subjects slept 12 to 14 hours. But as time passed, the amount of sleep decreased until after one week they were sleeping six hours or less each day. This suggested to researchers that wakefulness is the basic state of the brain.


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• Although it’s possible to force yourself to stay awake, it is impossible to force yourself to stay asleep. The longest recorded sleep period was 17 hours by a person who had been deprived of sleep in the prior few days. He was able to sleep only 5 hours the next night. • A survey showed that people who characteristically get ten hours of sleep suffered twice as many heart attacks and three and a half times as many strokes as people who slept seven hours or less.


• Two experimenters spent two months living in the darkness of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky in 1938. For the first month they lived 21-hour days using electric lights; and for the second month they lived 28-hour days. Although the men felt that they had adjusted to the new schedule, their bodies showed through blood and urine tests and temperature readings that they were still operating on a 24-hour cycle.

• Sleep is a universal characteristic of complex living organisms and has been observed in insects, mollusks, fish, amphibians, birds, and mammals. • Humans sleep on average around three hours less than other primates like chimps, rhesus monkeys, squirrel monkeys and baboons, all of which sleep for 10 hours. • Bats sleep for 20 out of every 24 hours. Lions sleep 17 hours out every 24. Squirrels and cats sleep about 14 hours a day but donkeys only about 4. • The sleep of moles is very like our sleep: it lasts 8 hours, and about 2 hours is spent dreaming. • All birds sleep, and they all experience dreams as well, although they spend very little time dreaming. • Zebra herds sleep in shifts, with half the herd sleeping while the other half stands guard. • Horses can sleep lightly while standing; moderately if they have support for their head; but they must lie down to sleep heavily. They sleep on their sides 85% of the time, and on their stomachs 15% of the time. • Ground squirrels hibernate every year for a certain period of time. Even if they are kept in warm, light rooms where there is plenty of food available, they will still hibernate for the usual period of time.

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November 21 - 6-8pm Blood Drive, Unity Square November 22 - 1-6pm Avera Milbank Open House. Come tour our new hospital and facility! November 22 - 5:30-6:30pm Grant County Soccer Annual Meeting, Speedway Bar & Grill. November 26 - 1st Drawing for $1,000 in Ol' Mill Buck. Must have registered ahead of time and be in a participating business when we draw the name at 2pm. December 2-4 - Inner Healing Weekend, Abbey of the Hills. A biblically based inner healing ministry designed to bring healing to emotionally wounded people December 3 - 2nd Drawing for $1,000 in Ol' Mill Bucks. Must have registered ahead of time and be in a participating business when we draw the name at 2pm. December 3 - 9am-8pm Winter Wonderland Festival! Holiday Stroll, drive or walk around Milbank and enjoy the decorated storefronts. Sleigh Rides start at 3, in front of ITC for families to enjoy. Lighted Parade starts at 5pm, followed by Holiday Gathering at Speedway! A free will donation supper will be served. Come join is for some family/community fun, including Turkey Bingo, Cookie & Ornament Decorating for the children, a Festive Photo Booth and pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus!! ANYONE can enter the parade. Register with the Chamber by November 30! **Prizes will be awards. Contact the Chamber for more info. November 21 - 7 pm - Mandatory GBB and BBB Parent/Athlete mtg. November 21 - HS GBB Starts November 21 - 4 pm-7th-GBBB @ Big Stone City November 22 - 5 pm - 7/8 WR Here (Early Bird Tourn.) November 22 - 4 pm/5 pm-7th/8th-GBB @ Webster November 23 - Blood Drive November 24-25 - Thanksgiving Vacation - No School November 28 - Missoula Children's Theatre- Rapunzel November 28 - Wrestle-Offs November 28 - 7 pm - Wrestling Mandatory Parent/Athlete mtg November 28 - HS BBB starts November 28 - 6:30 pm - V-Gymnastics @ Sisseton November 29 - Missoula Children's Theatre- Rapunzel November 30 - Missoula Children's Theatre- Rapunzel December 1 - Missoula Children's Theatre- Rapunzel December 1 - 7/8 BBB starts December 1 - 4 pm-7th/8th-GBB @ Clear Lake December 2 - 1:15 & 7 pm- issoula Children's TheatreRapunzel Performances-Theater December 2 - State Oral Interp Festival @ Harrisburg December 2 - North Area Honor Band @ Aberdeen Central

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• “Frequent naps will keep you from getting old, especially if you take them while driving.” -Evan • Giraffes sleep only 2 hours a day in five- to 10- Esar minute sessions. • Only one half of a dolphin’s brain goes to sleep Amazing Animals at a time. Dolphins are capable of what is known as unihemispheric sleep, in which one hemisphere of the brain goes into a deep sleep while the other • In ancient Greece the owl was associated with hemisphere remains awake. This allows dolphins to Athena, goddess of wisdom, and so came to symbolize sleep under water without drowning. Dolphins spend wisdom. But is an owl wise? And should you really feel insulted if someone calls you “birdbrain”? approximately one-third of their lives asleep. Actually, the brain of most birds is big and heavy in DO PLANTS SLEEP? proportion to body weight. However, an owl doesn’t • Most plants show some primitive form of sleep. match many birds (such as the goose, raven, or For instance, the sugar in an ear of ripened corn will common crow) for intelligence. flow downward through the stalk and into the roots • In experiments done at Harvard, pigeons were at night. In the morning, the sugar rises again. That’s taught they would receive a food reward when why an ear of corn tastes starchy if picked in the they pecked at a picture of a human. They were evening, but sweet when picked in the morning. then shown all manner of photos, but they proved • The heliotrope is a plant that reacts to sunlight by they understood the concept of “human” when they opening its leaves and shutting them again when the pecked at pictures of infants and old people alike, light is gone. When placed in complete darkness, they of every race, every culture, and every size. They will continue to open and close right on schedule. pecked at pictures of the back of a human head, or a FORTY WINKS single hand, or only a foot. They pecked at pictures • In sleep deprived people, it is most difficult for of nude humans, humans wearing strange clothing, them to stay awake between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and pictures containing a tiny human head in a group and 5:00 a.m. This is because the body reaches its photo of animals. Likewise, when pigeons were rhythmic low at that time. An opposing low occurs taught to peck at pictures of water, they pecked at around twelve hours later— in the afternoon after pictures of oceans, brooks, sink taps, and puddles in lunch. the middle of the road. However, they did not peck at • Many countries realize the natural need of the a picture of the road taken after the puddles had dried human body to nap in the afternoon. About 42% of up. people in Greece take a siesta at least three times a • Pigeons strapped in cages to the undersides week, lasting an average of one hour. And in China, of helicopters have been trained to peck a switch factory workers and office personnel alike regularly whenever they see the colors orange, yellow, or red. take a nap after lunch. Article 49 of the Chinese The helicopters then fly over the ocean in areas where constitution maintains that “the working population planes or ships have gone down. When a pigeon spots has a right to rest.” Many Japanese companies provide orange life vests, yellow rafts, or red flares, they peck employees with quiet, darkened relaxation rooms. the signal and are rewarded with food. Pigeons score • French expert Pierre Fluchaire maintains that, 90% every time, compared to only 40% for humans. “It is a huge mistake to go sixteen hours without • Some types of birds such as warblers and sleeping. Nothing is so civilized as a siesta.” He feels kingfishers will build nests next to a wasp or hornet that American businesses could improve productivity nest to help ward off predators. by encouraging a little napping now and then. • Eleven different species of birds in Britain learned • Daytime naps improve memory and cut the risk of how to remove the tin foil and cardboard caps on milk continued on page 6 heart disease. continued from page 4


At the Big Stone City Liquor Store November 23 - 5-9pm Larry Donner Acoustic Show November 24 - CLOSED for Thanksgiving At the Big Stone City School November 23rd-25th: No School December 13th: Science Fair from 2:30-4:30. December 15th: Preschool Christmas Program 7:00 December 19th: Christmas Program at 2:00 and 7:00 December 21st-January 2nd: No School January 3rd: School Resumes Big Stone City Library 400 Washington Street, Suite 102 P.O. Box 246, Big Stone City, SD 57216 Hours: Wed 1:00 pm-7:00 pm • Sat 9:00 am-1:00 pm

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Now through November 30 (during normal hours) Proceeds for this fundraiser goes to buy supplies and prizes for the children that come to our reading program.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in Big Stone City!!

Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside. —Willard Scott


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bottles left on porches and doorsteps so they could help themselves to a free meal. They also followed milkmen on their routes. • A type of bird called a black kite which lives in India is known as a “fire hawk” because of its habit of picking up burning twigs from fires, then dropping them into dry grass in order to flush small animals which flee from the resulting fire. • Penguins return to the very same nest year after year, building it up with new stones in a ring. When they return to their nesting grounds each year, the old nest will be buried under several feet of snow. Still, the penguins immediately begin to pile up stones on top of the snow. When the snow melts, the new stones will settle exactly on top of the old. • Observers watching peregrine falcons have seen them teaming up to teach their young how to catch prey on the wing. One parent, carrying prey, will fly above the offspring while the other flies below the offspring. The prey is dropped, and if the youngster fails to nab it as it falls, the parent below will catch it. The two parents will then switch places and continue dropping the prey until Junior catches on. • Researchers once put a shearwater (a bird that migrates from Pole to Pole) into a dark box and released it in Britain 3,000 miles (4,828 km) from its home. The bird found its way back to its home nest in 12 days— flying across open ocean at a rate of 250 miles (402 km) per day.

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• About 25% of people snore occasionally, and one out of eight people is a chronic snorer. More than 45% of all adults snore occasionally. • More men than women snore. About 40 percent of adult men and 24 percent of adult women are habitual snorers. • Snorers are more likely to suffer from adverse health conditions such as heart problems, stroke, and hypertension than non-snorers.

• The decibel level of some snorers has been registered at only one decibel lower than a jackhammer at a distance of ten feet. • S noring is more common when sleeping on your back. Elevating the head of the bed can help reduce snoring. • Ten per cent of snorers have sleep apnea, a disorder which causes sufferers to stop breathing up to 300 times a night. This significantly increases the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. Sleep apnea will almost always cause patients to snore, but snoring won’t always cause sleep apnea. Being overweight increases the risk for sleep apnea. About 33% of those who drink four or more caffeinated beverages daily are designated at risk for sleep apnea. • Snoring can become worse after drinking alcohol. Alcohol has a direct depressant effect on the tongue and other muscles in the throat, which narrows the upper airway space. continued on page 11


Tuesday, November 22 2016 Youth GB (6th) 3:30-5:30 (T) • HSGB 3:30-6:00 (W1) • JHGB 3:45-6:00 (W2) Chicago Music Trip Mtg. for Parents 7:00 (HS Band Room) White Youth BB (6th BB) 6:00-8:00 (W1) • BBB Cheer 3:45-5:00 Wednesday, November 23 2016 2:40 Dismissal - Happy Thanksgiving Toronto Gym Closed K-6 Concert Set-up HSGB 6:00 AM (W1) Thursday, November 24 2016 - No School Friday, November 25 2016 - No School Saturday, November 26 2016 - HSGB 4:00-6:00 (W1) Monday, November 28 2016 - Youth GB (6th) 6:00-7:30 (W2) Boys Basketball Parent Meeting (following their practice) 6:30 in White JHGB 3:45-5:00 (T) • HSGB 5:00-7:00 (T) • HSBB 3:45-6:00 (W1) JHBB 3:45-6:00 (W2) • East Central Honor Band at SDSU - 7:00 Youth BB (3-4-6 BB) 7:00-8:30 (T) ª BBB Cheer 3:45-5:00

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The pro football team had just finished their daily practice session when a large turkey came strutting onto the field. While the players gazed in amazement, the turkey walked up to the head coach and demanded a tryout. Everyone stared in silence as the turkey caught pass after pass and ran right through the defensive line. When the turkey returned to the sidelines, the coach shouted, "You're terrific!!! Sign up for the season, and I'll see to it that you get a huge bonus." "Forget the bonus," the turkey said, "All I want to know is, does the season go past Thanksgiving Day?"

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The Easiest Apple Pie Recipe Ever Follow this simple recipe and you'll have a delicious homemade apple pie ready for your holiday table in just over half an hour. 1 frozen deep-dish piecrust 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 large egg white 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 pounds Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and/or Gala apples, each cored, peeled, and cut into 8 wedges 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1. Heat oven to 375 F. While crust is thawing at room temperature for 15 minutes, mix pecans, flour and brown sugar in bowl. Work in butter with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside. 2. Prick bottom and sides of crust with fork. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Immediately brush bottom and sides of hot crust with light coating of egg white. Reset oven to 425 F. 3. Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine granulated sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Toss in apples and lemon juice. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on High 12 minutes, stirring halfway through. Spoon filling into crust. Sprinkle pecan topping over filling.

4. Bake pie 10 to 12 minutes or until topping is golden. Cool on wire rack. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired. Serves 10.

TIP: For a true homemade presentation, use our trick to remove the crust from its foil pan and place in a 9-inch pie plate: Gently fold back foil around edge of frozen crust and pull slightly on the crust to remove from foil. Transfer to pie plate and thaw as directed. With fingertips, press lightly on thawed dough to mold into shape of pie plate. • Each serving: About 290 calories, 12g total fat (3g saturated), 3g protein, 43g carbohydrate, 7mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 3g dietary fiber. © 2016 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

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• Instead of going out and buying extra items to have on hand for guests, just borrow from your neighbors. Extra towels, place settings, silverware, kitchen appliances: It’s a pretty good bet that someone on your street has it for you to borrow. If you don’t know your neighbors well enough to ask, maybe you should start planning a get-to-know-you party right now. • “Commit to spending one or two unscheduled nights per week during holiday break just hanging out with your kids. You can enjoy the toys they might have gotten for Christmas or Hanukkah, read, play games or just relax in each other’s company. They will return to school (and you to work) less stressed.” -- E.G. in Massachusetts • My personal holiday rule is simple: When in doubt, leave it out. There is so much to do, and we want to cover it all, but my best memories of holidays involve the people whom I spend time with, not the place setting or the exact perfect gift. -- Happy Holidays, JoAnn

Turkeys No Match for American Ingenuity By Lucie Winborne

step farther with a roast (13 hours cooking time), and then a duck with orange juice and apricots (23 hours). Both efforts yielded delicious results, though the backyard chef took care to include a disclaimer that his "limited knowledge of microbiology" didn't permit him to recommend the method to others. Nevertheless, if done correctly, compost cooking is perfectly safe, according to a 2013 article on the subject in Bon Appetit magazine. Not in a state of distress but looking for a new flavor sensation? How about turkey gravy cranberry cupcakes, pumpkin pie fortune cookies, or mashed potato and gravy jellybeans for dessert instead of pecan pie? And forget the customary turkey sandwiches the day after: A slice of Thanksgiving leftovers pizza has everything needed to satisfy. (Yes, these are all real. Just think outside the box!) Let's face it, sometimes it's fun to be non-traditional. That's how great stories — and memories — are made. © 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

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It's probably safe to say that most of us dream of a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving, with a golden-brown turkey, savory trimmings and radiant faces around the table. But, of course, we don't live in a Norman Rockwell world. We live in a world where this most traditionally American of meals occasionally takes an unexpected turn. Just ask the good folks at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, who for more than 30 years have provided a listening ear and helpful advice for bewildered holiday cooks. Some of their most memorable calls include a gentleman who, after bisecting his bird with a chainsaw, queried whether the oil from the chain would harm it, and a lady who needed instruction on thawing her gobbler — which she had creatively frozen in a snowbank outside her house the night before. The call ended prematurely when she realized she wasn't sure which snowbank. Or perhaps you're one of those unfortunate souls whose oven decides to call it quits the day before the big event. Have no fear ... there's always your car engine, though unless you're planning an overnight drive to your dinner destination, a full bird will likely be too much for it. However, with a little help from Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller's car-engine cookbook, "Manifold Destiny," and a trip of at least four hours, you can still manage a breast and some side veggies. Just have someone else bring the green bean casserole and pie. Then again, as Jim McClarin demonstrated for Mother Earth News back in 1980, neither an oven nor a car engine is necessary to roast a piece of meat if you have a compost pile, which at its peak life cycle can reach an internal temperature of up to 170 F. After initial experiments with yogurt-turned-cheese and a hardboiled egg, McClarin took things a



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Weapon Of Choice By Craig W. Armstrong

Most hunters prefer one weapon to another. Some like to hunt with a rifle, some with a shotgun, some with a bow and some with all three. Of course, prey can determine what weapon is used as can the hunting season. While guns and bows are popular, they are not the only lethal hunting instruments available.

Do you like to hunt with a bow? Why not try a crossbow? Crossbows offer some advantages over long bows or compound bows. They are easier to cock using a string or wind-up cocking device. They are also easier to aim. They do take some room to cock, however, and sitting in a tree stand might make that difficult. It also takes more time to reload a crossbow. Think you have good aim? Try hunting with a slingshot. Hunting with a slingshot takes a great amount of skill and practice. Hunting slingshots are more than a tree branch and a rubber band. Today's models are state of the art. They are lethal weapons and should be treated as such. The ammunition used is usually steel ball bearings. These weapons are great for hunting rabbits or squirrels, but you won't want to go bear hunting with them. Another nontraditional weapon, at least in America, is the boomerang. In the hands of someone who knows how to use it, a boomerang can take down sizable game. Hunting boomerangs are non-returning and can be used as a tool and even for hand-to-hand combat. The aborigines call them "Ăşkylies," and they know how to use them. These flying tomahawks can be used for hunting everything from birds and bats to kangaroos and emus. One type of boomerang can be thrown and used to stun the animal and another to kill and clean it. Want a real challenge? Hunt with a blowgun. Like modern slingshots, blowguns are high tech and available at sporting goods stores. The concept is simple. Hitting something with a blowgun is hard. While most people don't hunt with them, they are used for recreational target shooting and some people even load them with paintballs. Like the slingshot, blowguns are not

for hunting big game. It's important to remember that not all these weapons are legal to hunt with in all states. So, before you go deer hunting with a crossbow, make sure it's legal. The hunter's weapon of choice can be as important as their quarry. For a change of pace, don't forget about other types of weaponry. The rabbit might not taste better if you tell everyone at the table that you got it with a slingshot, but it would certainly make for a good story.

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Congrats Leaders of the Pack! Theresa Schwagel, Dalton DeGreef, Kenyin Strutz, Julia Anderson are October's Leader of the Pack!!

Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving Break No School Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Break No School Thursday, December 1 - 4:00pm JH GBB Jamboree Tuesday, December 6 - 5:00pm JH GBB vs. Waverly/SS Tuesday, December 6 - 6:15pm GBB vs. Waverly/South Shore We are excited to announce that we received a $10,000 grant for our playground from The Wellmark Foundation in their 2016 Community Kickstarter program! We are thrilled to add more amenities for the children in our community to enjoy!

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• Nasal congestion caused by allergies and colds can lead to snoring. • There are over 300 U.S. patents on devices to prevent snoring and over 2,000 European patents. • The word “snore” once meant the same as “snort.” Shakespeare was the first to use the word denoting human snoring during sleep. • People who share a bed with snorers have their sleep interrupted an average of 21 times a night compared to an average of 27 times per night for the snorer. • It has been claimed that Italians snore more than any other European nationality. • Singing on a regular basis decreases snoring because it strengthens throat muscles. • When advice columnist “Dear Abby” ran a letter from a woman requesting help with her husband’s snoring problem, Abby asked readers for advice. She was swamped with over 150,000 letters. • Winston Churchill snored at the 35 decibel level, as measured by a naval officer on board a ship in August, 1944.

• President Theodore Roosevelt once snored so loudly in the hospital that nearly every patient in the wing complained. • Harry Christy of Lewiston, Idaho was elected Idaho’s snoring champion in September 1944 at the Veterans Hospital in Boise. He won out over W.H. Gilman of Twin Falls, who had held the title for 17 years. Judges said Gilman’s snoring had become “too jerky” to retain the title. • According to a Baltimore newspaper, a 300-lb. cabbie went to sleep in his cab after working all night. He snored so loudly that he attracted a crowd. A cop tried to wake him, to no avail. By the time he awakened, there were reportedly several hundred people watching him snore away. • Travis Zellis was in jail in Cincinnati, serving a 90-day sentence for burglary. Soon after his



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SAVE THE DATE -- Christmas at the Courthouse starts Nov. 28! All clubs, organizations and businesses are invited to decorate a tree, wreath, swag, etc. to be displayed at the Day County Courthouse. Everyone is invited to participate. Please pre-register with Day County Extension at 345-9504. Free will offerings are encouraged and will be accepted during setup to be given to a local charity. SETUP: Nov. 28 from 12-6 PM. TAKE DOWN: Jan. 2, 2017. View decorated trees Dec. 1 through Jan. 1!

Monday, November 21st- No 4th, 5th, and 6th game with Enemy Swim, cancelled will not be rescheduled. GBB practice starts after school in Waubay. 9-12th Football Banquet at the hall at 6:30 pm. Tuesday, November 22nd- SDSU visit at 10:30 am. Wednesday, November 23rd- No NTHS (multi). School will dismiss at 12:30 pm. Thursday, November 24th- Happy Thanksgiving!!! Saturday, November 26th- Sprouts Daycare Fundraiser, Holiday Tour of Homes, purchase your tickets at Peoples State Bank.​ Sunday, November 27th-9:00 am Sunday school, 9:30 Coffee, 10:30 Worship at Hope Lutheran. All are welcome.

imprisonment, jailers began receiving complaints from other prisoners who couldn’t sleep at night due to his profound snoring. Zellis was released early so the other prisoners could get some sleep.

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November 28 - Clear Lake City Library's Annual Quiet Auction. Items will be displayed at the Library form November 21st to the 28th. Final bids are due by November 28th at 7:00pm. Please remember this is the library's ONLY fundraiser. December 3 - 7-10pm Deuel Area Snow Queen Festival, Deuel High School December 11 - 6pm Secret Santa Scentsy & Wine Tasting, High Mountain Supper Club & Lounge.

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HOLLYWOOD — The honeymoon is over for George Clooney. No, not his marriage; after taking some time off, he’s chosen his next two projects. And while Clooney will direct and produce (with his partner, Grant Heslov), he will not act in them. Shooting began last month in Los Angeles for “Suburbicon,” with Matt Damon, James Brolin, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac. George’s second project is producing (with Steven Soderbergh) the spin-off of the “Ocean’s 11” trilogy, “Ocean’s Eight.” Director Gary Ross has assembled an incredible cast with Oscar winners Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, as HOLLYWOOD — The honeymoon Depositphotos well as Dakota Fanning, Helena is over for George Clooney. No, not his marriage; after taking some time Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, off, he’s chosen his next two projects. Brie Larson And while Clooney will direct and Mindy Kaling and Rihanna. They’ve produce (with his partner, Grant Heshe will not act in them. Shooting begun shooting on the streets of lov), New began last month in Los Angeles for York for a June 2018 opening. “Suburbicon,” with Matt Damon, again!) with Naomi Watts (now in James Brolin, Julianne Moore and theaters); “Wonder” with Julia RobOscar Isaac. *** George’s second project is producerts (April 7); “The Book of Henry,” (with Steven Soderbergh) the Matt Damon’s next releasesing are spin-off of the “Ocean’s 11” trilogy, with “Ocean’s Eight.” also Director Gary RossNaomi Watts (June 16); and “The Great Wall,” opening Feb.has 17, assembled an incredible cast with “Burn Your Maps,” with Virginia Oscar winners Sandra Bullock, Cate and “Downsizing,” with Kristen Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, as Madsen and Vera Farmiga, awaiting well as Dakota Fanning, Helena Wiig, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, a release date. Brie Larson Mindy Kaling and Rihanna. They’ve Harris and Christoph Waltz, arriving begun shooting on the streets of New Ryan Reynolds, who scored a York for a June 2018 opening. again!) with Naomi Watts (now in in late 2017. Julianne Moore heads theaters); “Wonder” with Julia Robbullseye with “Deadpool” ($58 mil*** erts (April 7); “The Book of Henry,” the “Kingsmen” sequel, “Kingsmen: Matt Damon’s next releases are also with Naomi Watts (June 16); and lion cost/$782 million gross), will Great Wall,” opening Feb. 17, “Burn Your Maps,” with Virginia The Golden Circle,” due June 16,“The andand “Downsizing,” with Kristen Madsen hit screens in May the sci-fi thrilland Verain Farmiga, awaiting Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick a release date. “Wonderstruck,” with Michelle Wiig, WilHarris and Christoph arriving with er Waltz, “Life,” Rebecca Ryan Reynolds, who scoredFerguson a in late 2017. Julianne Moore heads bullseye with “Deadpool” ($58 milliams, upcoming. the “Kingsmen” and sequel, “Kingsmen: Jake Gyllenhaal, “The Hitlion cost/$782 million and gross), will The Golden Circle,” due June 16, and Brie Larson, this year’s Oscar “Wonderstruck,” win- man’s hit screens in May in the sci-fi thrillwith MichelleBodyguard,” Wil- er “Life,” with Rebecca withFerguson Samuel L. liams, upcoming. ner for “Room,” has been shooting and Jake Gyllenhaal, and “The HitJackson, Oldman and Selma Brie Larson, this year’s Oscar win- Gary man’s Bodyguard,” with Samuel L. films back to back. The giganticnerepic for “Room,” has been shooting Jackson, Gary Oldman and Selma Hayek, out Hayek, Aug. 20. films back to back. The gigantic epic out Aug. 20. that is “Kong: Skull Island,” opens that is “Kong: Skull Island,” opens March 10, followed by “Free Fire,” *** March 10, followed by “Free Fire,” *** with Armie Hammer, opening in NBC/Universal is planning to reboot April, and the musical “Basmati “Knight Rider” yet again. From 1982with Armie Hammer, opening Blues,”in with Scott Bakula (who defi- 86, David Hasselhoff NBC/Universal is planning was the manto reboot nitely doesn’t sing on “NCIS: New with the talking car, “Kitt.” Then there April, and the musical “Basmati Orleans”) awaiting a release date. “Knight Rider” again. 1982were the yet TV movies “KnightFrom Rider Castle,” with Naomi Watts, 2000” and “2010,” followed by “Team Blues,” with Scott Bakula (who “Glass defiMax Greenfield 86, and Woody Harrel- Knight David Hasselhoff Rider” (1997) andwas a rebootthe man also is in need of an opening date. with Justin Bruning (2008-09). This nitely doesn’t sing on “NCIS: son, New with the talking car, “Kitt.” Then there Jacob Tremblay, who turned 10 last time out they are turning things over to was in the Funny or Die par- “Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin Orleans”) awaiting a release month, date. were the movies “Knight Rider ody film, “Donald Trump’s the Art of TV to ramp up the action. They’ll keep trythe Deal: The Movie” with Johnny ing until they get it Knight ... we mean “Glass Castle,” with Naomi Watts, 2000” and “2010,” followed by “Team Depp (as Trump), Jack McBrayer, right. Knight Rider, don’t give up your Patton Oswalt, Alfred Molina, Hen- day-rider job! Max Greenfield and Woody HarrelRider” (1997) and a reboot ry Winkler and Knight Ron Howard. He’s son, also is in need of an opening also date. co-starring in “Shut In” (no, not with Justin Bruning (2008-09). This Jacob Tremblay, who turned 10 last time out they are turning things over to month, was in the Funny or Die par- “Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin ody film, “Donald Trump’s the Art of to ramp up the action. They’ll keep trythe Deal: The Movie” with Johnny ing until they get it Knight ... we mean Depp (as Trump), Jack McBrayer, right. Knight Rider, don’t give up your Patton Oswalt, Alfred Molina, Hen- day-rider job! ry Winkler and Ron Howard. He’s also co-starring in “Shut In” (no, not © 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

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November 21 - Cloverbuds, CGB Elementary Art Room, 3:30pm November 21 - Clinton Women's Civic Club's Tasters Tea, Clinton Memorial Building, 5pm November 22 - After School Adventures, CGB Elementary Art Room, 3:30pm November 22 - Personnel Committee Meeting, District Office, 6pm November 24-25 - Autumn Break, No School December 3 - Tis The Season To Rock Your Ugliest Sweater, Amanda's Shear Impressions 3pm December 7 - Gallery On The Go, B-Town, 7pm December 10 - Santa Bingo, Clinton Memorial Building, 2pm December 10 - American Legion Bingo, Clinton Memorial Building, 7pm December 12-16 - 10th Anniversary Celebration at Amanda's Shear Impressions. Amanda's Shear Impressions will be celebrating 10 years in business on December 11th, 2016. Amanda will have specials all week! See Amanda for details. Every Wednesday Tops at 8:30am & Al-Anon at 6:30pm Every Thursday Chronic Pain Support Group at 7pm answers on page 16

By Sam Mazzotta

Investing in Your Dog

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’ve had a lot of trouble training my Dalmatian, “Damian,” to behave around other dogs and people. It has really limited our outdoors time, which is very disappointing because I always envisioned bringing him around to my favorite neighborhood spots, playing in the dog park and having him in the same room with friends. What can I do to fix his bad behavior? — Jeff T., Atlanta DEAR JEFF: Although I always stress the importance of daily training in basic behavior, and how important it is to socialize puppies to both humans and other dogs, sometimes following these basics still isn’t enough. I think of training as an investment in your dog. The more often you invest, the better the returns in terms of

behavior and bonding. However, you’ve got to consider the quality of that training investment, too -- as well as each dog’s individual temperament and capacity for learning. Many inexperienced dog owners learn to train as they go. Some breeds of dogs help them along a bit -- I remember as a kid, our family’s Golden retriever “Saucy” actually kept us to a routine training and walking schedule -- but other dogs aren’t so easy to train or willing to learn. They’re not bad dogs, just different. So, when your best efforts aren’t quite enough, it’s time to look for help. A professional trainer can help you figure out what’s going on with Damian, find weak spots in his training regime and offer key techniques that training books often don’t have or can’t adequately describe. Meet with a few trainers in your area to find the right one, and keep building on that investment -- and relationship – with Damian. It’s well worth it. Send your questions or tips to

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November 24 - 10am 17th Annual Turkey Dash 5K/Walk, GPL High School. November 25 - 3pm Erik Apland and Shawn Cable, Redlin Arts Center. November 25 - 6pm Uptown's 20th Annual Holiday Lighted Parade November 26 - 8am 2016 Jordan Mack Memorial Calf Show, Codington County Extension Complex. Call the Mack Family at (605) 881-6289 for more info. December 2 - 7-10pm The Christmas Carol will be performed by the Sioux Falls group Flower and Flame at The Goss Opera House. December 2 - 8pm-1am Jade Monkey (Variety), Dakota Sioux Casino Lounge. December 3 - 10am Free Family Showing of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", Odyssey Cinema 5 Theatre. December 3 - 1:30-3pm Have a Merry 50's Christmas with The Holy Rocka Rollaz, Redlin Amphitheater & Pavilion. Call 605-882-3877 to reserve your tickets today! December 3 - 4-7pm Have a Merry 50's Christmas with The Holy Rocka Rollaz, Redlin Amphitheater & Pavilion. Call 605-882-3877 to reserve your tickets today! December 3 - 8pm-1am Jade Monkey (Variety), Dakota Sioux Casino Lounge. December 4 - 6pm Singspirations, Midwest Bible Camp & Conference Center. December 8 - 5-8pm Arts Night @ the Pub, Dempsey's Brewery Pub & Restaurant. December 9 - 8pm-1am Party of 5 (Variety), Dakota Sioux Casino Lounge. December 9 - 9pm-12am Ryan Wilfahrt will be back at the Crossroads Bar & Grill. December 10 - 8pm-1am Party of 5 (Variety), Dakota Sioux Casino Lounge. December 10 - 8-10am Breakfast with Santa, Bramble Park Zoo We invite you to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2016! Invite your friends, neighbors and family to Shop Small in Watertown and the surrounding area to show their love for small businesses. Why are small businesses so important? Because when customers spend where they live, communities get stronger and main streets stay vibrant! We hope you'll join us and take part in a movement that has energized communities across the country.

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Christmas Nativities from Around the World will be on display at the Benedictine Multicultural Center from 2:00-4:00pm from December 7- 22. Bring your family, friends, or classes to view nativities from around the world. Enjoy hot apple cider and cookies, relax and reflect, and tour the center. Free and open to all ages! For more information or to request an appointment call Sister Theresa Ann at 605.878.2021. The display will be open Saturday, December 17th from 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday, December 18th from 1:30pm-4:30pm. The Watertown SD Optimist Club is the host of the annual Winter Wonderland light festival lighted park. Load up the car and take a leisurely drive through Stokes Thomas Park. Beautiful, lighted displays created by various sponsors from the Watertown SD community. At the end of the drive, stop and see Santa! Watertown Optimists Winter Wonderland runs from 6pm to 9pm, every Fri., Sat., & Sun. starting the first Saturday after Thanksgiving through the weekend of Christmas.

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Hope You’re Happy Now We all hope you’re happy now, Chicago. The World Series championship ... I mean, that’s just great for you, Chicago, except for one little thing: You ruined sports. Yes, we know how much you detested being the “loveable losers.” We know how badly you wanted to be like the rest of the obnoxious winners across this great land. We hope you got your money’s worth at the bars in Wrigleyville, hope it was everything you ever wished it could be, because you took away the one charming thing left in team sports. America is now completely devoid of a loveable loser, and there doesn’t appear to be any heir apparent. In essence, the Cubs success has left no successors to the (non) crown. Green Bay fans, New Orleans Saints fans ... they have been satiated. You could have made a case for the New York Rangers fans that had to endure

the chants of “1940,” or the Boston Red Sox fans that had to gnash their teeth amid jeers of “1918” while being force fed a steady diet of Babe Ruth fables. The Royals won the World Series. Hell, even the Maryland Terrapins won an NCAA basketball championship. The Cubs were the last team that everyone kind of pulled for deep, deep down (St. Louis being the notable exemption), and there is no team on the horizon that even remotely fits the bill to replace them. First of all, let’s dispel the myth that Chicago has been championship starved. This generation has seen the Second City finish first more often than any other city in America since 1990 when it comes to championships. When you add up all of the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL championship wins from 1990 to today, Chicago leads the pack with 11 wins. Boston (9), New York (9) and Los Angeles (8) bow to you, and you’re not going to get any sympathy from anyone for being forced to watch Michael Jordan win six titles. You were never losers ... and with the exception of those stuck inside O’Hare for a layover, everyone likes Chicago, so knock it off. The question now is, whom do we collectively pull for? The Buffalo Bills would have been a good candidate, but let’s face it, you can’t root for the Ryan brothers. Notre Dame? Nah ... win or lose, they air every week on NBC. Rutgers? No ... they’re too stabby in New Brunswick. You can’t root for the Cleveland Indians as long as they insist on using that ridiculous, racist mascot, although you can now make a case for the Browns -- post-Johnny Football. I’m thinking that maybe the St. Louis Blues could work, or maybe the Sacramento Kings, but they’re not sexy enough, really. Army, Navy and Air Force ... imagine if an armed forces squad could make it to the NCAA playoffs and knock off Alabama ... those are teams I think we all can get behind. Sure it sounds a bit crazy, but weirder things have happened ... just ask the newly minted “lifelong” Cubs fan in the next cubicle. But to paraphrase Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper, hope you’re happy, hope you’re real happy, Chicago ... that was such a selfish thing to do.

ORTONVILLE, MN December 3 - 1-5pm Santa Day, Downtown

1-3 - Cookie Decorating by Hartman's, at Lingonberry's. Wear your Ugly Sweater! 1-3 - Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus by Caiti Barr Photography, at the Community Center. 1-3 - Holiday Arts & Crafts by DRC, at the Community Center. 1-3 - Hay Rides by Dalen Roe of Cenebank, in front of the Community Center. Ticket is item for the BSLA Emergency Food Shelf! 3:30-4:45 Holiday Movies by DRC, at the Community Center. Popcorn is available as DRC Fundraiser. 5pm - Lighted Parade from Ameriprise to the Community Center. 5pm - Avenue of Trees Lighting in former Kaye Lot by the Community Center.

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SD Game, Fish & Parks News

Custer State Park to Hold Annual Bison Auction Custer, S.D - The 2016 Custer State Park Fall Classic Bison Auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the park’s visitor center where approximately 244 head will be available for sale.

This year’s offerings include 9 mature bred cows, 38 mature open cows, 10 two-year-old bred heifers, 30 yearling heifers, 38 heifer calves, 53 bull calves, 38 yearling bulls, 8 two-year-old grade bulls and 20 two-year-old breeding bulls. Burros for sale include 6 young jacks and a 5 year-old roan mammoth jack. The video auction will begin at 10 a.m. MST at the new Custer State Park visitor center, located 15 miles east of Custer on Highway 16A, near the junction of the Wildlife Loop Road and Highway 16A. "The use of this new building gives us access to

Friday, November 25th - 6pm Uptown's 20th Annual Holiday Lighted Parade. December 2 - 7-10pm The Christmas Carol will be performed by the Sioux Falls group Flower and Flame at The Goss Opera House. December 8 - 5-8pm Arts Night @ the Pub, Dempsey's Brewery Pub & Restaurant. December 9 - 9pm-12am Ryan Wilfahrt will be back at the Crossroads Bar & Grill. December 17 - 7pm Book signing and chat with local author Chuck Raasch, ddr books.

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technology that will allow the park to reach a wider customer base," said Chad Kramer, buffalo herd manager. For the past 51 years, the park has made its surplus bison available for sale to the private sector. A significant amount of park revenue comes from the bison sale and goes toward continued operations of the state park system. For additional information about the upcoming bison auction, contact Custer State Park at 605.255.4515 or email questions to

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• It was American sciencefiction writer Hal Clement who made the following observation: “Speculation is perfectly all right, by Samantha Weaver but if you stay there you’ve only founded a superstition. If you test it, you’ve started a science.” • Americans have more debt from student loans than credit cards and car loans combined. • For centuries, the month of June has been the most popular choice for weddings. One of the purported reasons was that some hundreds of years ago, this time was just after May’s annual bath, so the happy couple and the guests were about as clean as could be hoped. • It is the policy of the United States government to never insure federal buildings. The rationale? With such vast holdings, it’s best for the government to assume its own risks. • As Thanksgiving approaches, you might want to add to your vocabulary. In the Eurasian nation of Georgia, there is

a term to describe the feeling of being full but unable to stop eating due to the deliciousness of the meal: “Shemomedjamo” means, literally, “I accidentally ate the whole thing.” • You’ve probably heard that classical Greek philosopher Socrates died after drinking hemlock, carrying out the death sentence imposed on him for impiety and for corrupting the minds of the youth of Athens. You might not realize, though, that the poison is not derived from the hemlock tree, but from a flowering plant known as poison hemlock, a relative of the carrot. • Oysters and worms, although unable to see images, are able to sense dark and light. •••

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Thought for the Day: “The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly.” — Ogden Nash © 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.



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Q: I have a chalkware dog that has been in my family for at least a century. What exactly is chalkware? -- Tommy, Shreveport, Louisiana A: Chalkware is made from gypsum or plaster of Paris, formed in a mold and then hand painted with oils or watercolors. Chalkware pieces were popular from about 1860 through the early years of the past century. They often were sold door-todoor. Later pieces, known as carnival chalkware, were given away as prizes at carnivals and fairs. Prices vary and condition is extremely important, since chalkware is easily chipped and damaged. ••• Q: I have a set of stylized cats by Marion Campbell that I received as a Christmas present in either 1961 or 1962. My husband thinks they are the ugliest thing he has ever seen. Before I get rid of them, do you think they have any value? -- Carol, Hastings, Nebraska A: Ceramic cat figurines with elongated necks were especially popular during the late 1950s and early ‘60s. They were produced by numerous companies. Your husband might warm up to your figurines when he discovers your set could be worth as

much as $250. They have become quite collectible ... again. ••• Q: In about 1990, I bought a Spiro Agnew wristwatch. It still runs, but I no longer have the original box. Is it rare. and how much do you think it is worth? -- Rob, Wichita, Kansas A: The Spiro Agnew wristwatch issued by the Dirty Times Company often sells in the $75-$100 range. Compare it with the Dan Quayle wristwatch (1988-1992) valued at only $25. I believe that political memorabilia is one of the better hobbies to have since most of the items can be picked up for free at campaign headquarters and almost all political issues are certain to increase in value. ••• Q: While cleaning out a storage area, I found a box of older fruit jars. They are Atlas Mason jars, olive in color with zinc lids. Any idea of how much they are worth? -- Stan, Des Monies, Iowa A: Most jars of this type sell in the $10 to $12 range. As with most collectibles, there are always exceptions. 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. © 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

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