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The 1960's by Kathy Wolfe

Most folks alive in the 1960s remember the “big” events – the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, and the Cuban missile crisis. But how about those lesser-known events that occurred during this fascinating decade? This week, Tidbits focuses on occasions you might not know about that happened during the ‘60s. Sheetrocking Taping

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• An item purchased in 1960 for $100 would be equivalent to about $800 today. So consider that the average income in 1960 was $5,315. This would translate into today’s dollars at $42,520. A new house averaged $12,700, equivalent to $101,600 these days. By 1969, the income was $8,540 and the house cost was $15,500. A new car could be purchased for $2,600, a price that increased to $3,270 by 1969. • Chemist Leo Sternbach was responsible for calming the anxieties of millions of Americans with his invention of Valium in 1961, just one of his 241 drug patents. Valium decreases the rate of brain activity, tranquilizing those areas of the brain responsible for sensing fear. Although it was the biggest-selling drug in the nation from 1969 to 1980, it was found to be addictive, with some users dependent on it in just two weeks. Many users were found to depend on Valium for life’s everyday troubles, as well as difficulty experiencing joy. • The first James Bond movie “Dr. No” was released in 1962, starring Sean Connery in the first of his seven continued on page 4



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Saturday morning I got up early, dressed quietly, made my lunch, grabbed the dog, slipped quietly into the garage to load my pheasant hunting gear into the truck, and proceeded to back out into a torrential down pour. The wind was blowing 50 mph. I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad throughout the day. I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. There I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, 'The weather out there is terrible.' My loving wife of 20 yrs replied, 'Can you believe my stupid husband is out pheasant hunting in that crap?' I still don't know to this day if she was joking, but I have stopped hunting.

Ole and Sven are quietly sitting in a deer bling, when suddenly Sven says, "I think I'm gonna divorce my wife - she ain't spoke to me in over 2 months." Ole thinks a bit and says, "Better think it over... women like that are hard to find."

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appearances as the British secret agent. Bond creator Ian Fleming didn’t want Connery in the role, and after viewing the film declared it was, “Dreadful. Simply dreadful.” The film’s budget was $1,000,000, and when costs exceeded that by $100,000, the producers wanted to halt production, fearing they would never make their money back. “Dr. No” went on to gross $59.6 million worldwide. • In July of 1963, the U.S. Post Office introduced the Zone Improvement Plan, or ZIP for short, establishing five-digit codes to improve its mail sorting and delivery systems. The code’s first digit designated the geographical area of the U.S., with zero assigned to the Northeast, increasing up to nine in the far West. The next two digits narrowed the area down to sectional centers, with the final two digits specifying the post offices. This was also the time that the Post Office instituted two-letter state abbreviations. Some locations ended up with noteworthy ZIP codes,

including General Electric’s world headquarters in Schenectady, New York, with ZIP 12345. Newton Falls, Ohio, has 44444 and Young America, Minnesota’s mail is addressed to ZIP 55555. In 1964, the U.S. Forest Service’s mascot Smokey Bear was so popular and received so much fan mail that he was given his own ZIP code, 20252. • What were folks watching on TV during the 1960s? One of the most popular series was the prime-time soap opera “Peyton Place,” which aired from 1964 to 1969. Other dramas included “The Fugitive,” “77 Sunset Strip,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “Perry Mason,” and “Route 66.” On the lighter side, viewers enjoyed the 98 episodes of “Gilligan’s Island,” along with “Hogan’s Heroes,” and “The Monkees.” • The space adventures of the starship Enterprise on the NBC series “Star Trek” began on September 8, 1966 and continued for 79 episodes, with the last airing on June 3, 1969. Despite a fans’ letter-writing campaign, NBC cancelled the series, which achieved a much larger viewer audience afterward, when it entered syndication. Fans who became known as “Trekkies” organized conventions to honor the cult classic, which eventually became the most popular syndicated series. • A popular 1994 movie tried to convince us that Forrest Gump was responsible for the invention of the “smiley face” when he wiped his mud-splattered face on a yellow T-shirt. In reality, the image was the creation of American graphic artist Harvey Ross Ball. Ball was hired in 1963 to create an illustration to raise morale among the employees of an insurance company that had undergone several arduous mergers and acquisitions. He designed the image in less than 10 minutes, receiving $45 for his labors. The State Mutual Life Assurance Company issued posters, buttons, and signs embellished with the smiley face, trying to get their workers to smile more. • On January 15, 1967, the Green Bay Packers continued on page 6

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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. December 8 - 3-5:30pm Pictures with Santa, First Bank & Trust. Come and get your pictures taken with Santa! Free of charge! December 10 - 5pm Sing Noel - Sounds of Christmas, Abbey of the Hills. Featuring the St. Johns boys choir. There will be a social hour, dinner, silent auction and holiday shopping. for tickets. November 28 - Missoula Children's Theatre Week - Rapunzel November 28 - Wrestle-Offs November 28 - 7 pm - Wrestling Mandatory Parent/Athlete meeting November 28 - HS BBB starts November 28 - 6:30 pm - V-Gymnastics @ Sisseton December 1 - 7/8 BBB starts December 1 - 4 pm-7th/8th-GBB @ Clear Lake December 2 - 1:15 & 7 pm- Missoula Children's Theatre- Rapunzel Performances-Theater December 2 - State Oral Interp Festival @ Harrisburg December 2 - North Area Honor Band @ Aberdeen Central December 3 - State Oral Interp Festival @ Harrisburg December 3 - North Area Honor Band @ Aberdeen Central December 3 - 10am-7th/8th-GBB @ Ortonville-Tournament December 3 - 10 am-JV/V-WR @ Watertown December 4 - State FFA Leadership December 5 - Debate @ Groton Area (Lisa Sippel Novice Debate) December 5 - State FFA Leadership December 5 - 5 pm - 7/8 WR @ Wahpeton December 6 - 1-2:30 pm - PPE Craft Day (Elem) December 6 - 7:30 pm - MS Christmas Concert December 6 - Justin Maass Debate - Here December 6 - JA Ethics-Grades 9 & 12 December 6 - MS-BBB starts

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Christmas brunch is a holiday tradition at our house, and eggs are always the star of the show. Year after year, eggs have been my choice for a healthy and inexpensive way to feed a crowd. My Oven-Baked Omelet recipe is quick and easy to make, and delicious for breakfast, brunch or even a light supper. This recipe offers a creative way to prepare and serve a buffet-style brunch. I love providing my guests with their choice of different types of precooked meats, diced vegetables and a variety of cheeses to personalize their omelets. The savory tomato topping and the ingredient selections can be pre-cooked the day before, refrigerated and reheated to save time.

OVEN-BAKED OMELETS The precooked toppings for these oven-baked omelets can be set up buffet style and quickly reheated in the microwave, using an electric skillet or on the stovetop in a saute pan. Cooking oil spray, butter or vegetable oil for saute and baking pans 6 large eggs, separated 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon grated onion 3 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning 1/2 cup each, precooked meat and vegetable toppings* Cheese for sprinkling or topping: Parmesan, Cheddar,

1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease two 8-inch round cake pans with cooking oil spray, butter or vegetable oil. Place pans in the oven to heat. In a large bowl, beat together egg whites and 3/4 teaspoons of the salt with an electric hand mixer until soft peaks form. Do not overbeat. 2. In another bowl, mix the egg yolks, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, grated onion, flour and Italian seasoning. Beat until the mixture is thick and thoroughly blended. Gently fold in the egg whites. Spread mixture in the hot cake pans. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. 3. Use a knife to loosen the omelets

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At the Big Stone City Community Center December 1 - 12pm EDA December 5 - 7pm City Council Meeting December 6 - 12pm Senior Citizen Luncheon 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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from the sides of the pans. Invert the layers, bottom-side down, onto serving plates. Cut the omelets into wedges. Cover the pieces with foil to keep warm. 4. Have your guests select the precooked meats and vegetables of their choice. Add 1/2 teaspoon oil to medium saute pan, and heat over medium-high heat. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the pre-made tomato topping per serving to the pan, and heat for 2 minutes over low heat. Mix your guest’s topping selections with the hot tomato topping and mix until warm, about 2 minutes. Spoon the topping mixture over the omelet slice. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired. Serve immediately with sliced fruit and hot biscuits or rolls. Serves 12. NOTE: If using a microwave, mix 2 to 3 tablespoons of the tomato topping and your guest’s precooked topping choices together in a bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Tomato Topping: 2 tablespoons of olive oil 8 ounces cherry tomatoes, diced 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper Using a medium pan over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add cherry tomatoes, Italian seasoning. garlic, salt and pepper. Saute for 5 to 8 minutes, until the tomatoes begin to soften. *** 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.

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American, Gouda, Goat cheese, etc. *andouille sausage, salmon, Canadian bacon, ham, pork sausage, pork or turkey bacon, black beans, mush rooms, baby spinach leaves, chopped green onions, diced zucchini, diced squash, chopped onions or bell peppers, sliced black olives, etc.

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teamed up against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the very first Super Bowl. Forty million viewers crowded around their television to watch the inaugural sporting event. (Contrast this with the nearly 115 million viewers who watched Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, the mostviewed television broadcast of any kind in American history.) Halftime entertainment was provided by the marching bands from the University of Arizona and Grambling State University, trumpeter Al Hirt, and 300 pigeons, along with a release of 10,000 balloons. The Packers defeated the Chiefs by a score of 35 to 10. • There have been health warnings on cigarette packages since 1965, when the U.S. Congress passed the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, requiring “Caution: Cigarette Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Health” to be printed on every package. The act also banned cigarette ads on broadcast media. • Most likely, the name Douglas Engelbart is unfamiliar to you, yet you probably use his invention every single day. In 1967, Engelbart applied for a patent for an “X-Y position indicator for a display system,” which consisted of a wooden shell with two metal wheels. Its purpose was to link to a computer’s




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Monday, November 28th- USD rep will be here at 3:00 pm. BBB starts after school, location of practice TBA. 7/8 GBB Round Robin in Webster – time TBA. Tuesday, November 29th- SAEG meeting at Hope Lutheran Church at 6:30 pm. Thursday, December 1st- Student Council Bingo at the hall at 6:00 pm. Friday, December 2nd- SCHOOL IS IN SESSION. State Oral Interp in Harrisburg. Saturday, December 3rd- 7th and 8th GBB tourney in Groton at 10:00 am. State Oral Interp in Harrisburg. Christmas Fun at the hall in Summit from 2:00 to 6:30 pm. Movie at 2:00 pm, games, crafts and treats. Santa will be at the hall to visit the kids at 4:00 pm. Admission is $1.00 or a non-perishable item for the BackPACH Program. Red’s Bar will be having a supper special.

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cursor, allowing the user to position the cursor on the screen. One of the wheels was horizontal, the other vertical. So what was the invention? The computer mouse! Prior to Engelbart’s device, computer operators had to type codes and commands to make things happen. Engelbart never received any royalties for his invention.

• Musical artists have been pictured on the cover of the Rolling Stone since November 9, 1967, when the magazine first hit the newsstands. The inaugural issue featured John Lennon on the cover. Tina Turner graced the cover of the second issue. The magazine was founded in San Francisco by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine’s publisher, along with a partner, music critic Ralph Gleason. Wenner borrowed $7,500 from his parents to establish the publication, and took the title from the 1950 blues song “Rollin’ Stone,” recorded by Muddy Waters, from the rock band The Rolling Stones, and from Bob Dylan’s hit “Like a Rolling Stone.” The first issue included stories about the Grateful Dead, David Crosby, The Who, Pink Floyd, and Donovan, and could be purchased for 25 cents.



If you’ve ever seen the 1994 animated film The Lion King, you’ve seen a meerkat in the form of Timon, who sang “Hakuna matata,” the Swahili phrase that means “no worries.” This week, Tidbits has the real facts about this unusual creature, who really can’t sing at all! • Meerkats are members of the mongoose family with very long bodies and coats of gold, silver, orange, or brown. Unlike Timon, who walks on his hind legs, real meerkats can only stand on their hind legs, but walk on all fours. They use their tail for balancing when standing upright. • The omnivorous meerkats are small animals, only measuring up less than a foot (30 cm) from head to rump. Their tail does add another 9.5 inches (24 cm) to their length. They weigh about the same as a squirrel, around 2 lbs. (820 grams). When a meerkat is standing on all four feet, its height is only 6 inches (15 cm). • Meerkats are found in the deserts and grasslands of Africa, specifically in Angola, Namibia, Botswana, and Lesotho. Dark patches of fur around their eyes effectively reduce the glare of the desert sun, similar to the result achieved by baseball players who paint dark lines under their eyes. In the mornings, they enjoy basking in the sun or grooming themselves. • The diet of a meerkat is quite varied, as they dine on lizards, birds, bugs, snakes, rodents, eggs, and fruit. Poisonous scorpions are a staple of the meerkat’s

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y a d i Hol s e g a P 2016 Q: What do you call a kid who doesn't believe in Santa? Q: A rebel without a Claus. Q: What do you call an elf who sings? Q: A wrapper! Q: Why is Christmas just like your job? Q: You do all the work and the big guy with the suit gets all the credit. Q: Why does Santa Claus go down the chimney on Christmas Eve? Q: Because it soot's him Q: What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations? Q: Tinselitis!



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Holiday Workers in High Demand The holiday season brings a temporary employment boost every autumn, and 2016 is no exception. Whether you’re unemployed and seeking a full-time job or just looking to earn some extra spending money over the holidays, now is a good time to apply for one of the many seasonal jobs available. According to, jobs needed to meet the holiday rush include customer-service representatives, parcel deliverers, retail sales and distribution warehouse staff. Restaurants also become busier to meet the demands of office holiday parties and hungry shoppers. Retailers are expected to add hundreds of thousands of jobs to their payrolls from October through December, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Online retailer continued on next page

‘Tis the Season ... For a Good Read! By Lucie Winborne


If a certain popular song is to be believed, it may be the most wonderful time of the year, but let’s face it: The holiday season is, for most of us, also the busiest. The shopping. The decorating. The cooking. The baking. The wrapping. The rushing. The stress. What better reason to carve out a few minutes for yourself and curl up with a good book? Whether you’re in the mood for humor, mystery or a sweetly simple life lesson, consider giving yourself an early gift with one of these holiday titles: Ever entertained even a brief fantasy of opting out of pre-Yule madness? Luther and Nora Krank take it a step further in John Grisham’s comedic bestseller “Skipping Christmas.” With their only child overseas serving in the Peace Corps and “precious little to show” for all the spending and effort normally expended around Dec. 25, they decide instead to end the season with a cruise to the Caribbean. If only they hadn’t told their neighbors ... “Festival of Deaths,” a holiday mystery by Jane Haddam, takes readers into the wild and woolly world of New York talk-show host Lotte Goldman, known for her sensational forays into guests’ sex lives. Looking for a bit of a change, she plans a trip to Philadelphia to tape a conversation between former FBI agent Gregor Demarkian and a serial killer, but when her crew-

members start turning up dead before filming begins, her special guest will have to use his sleuthing skills to avoid a possible eight nights of murder! It’s been 16 years since Erin Scott was abandoned by Raimi Price, the boy of her dreams, at her high-school prom. Now she’s the successful owner of a flourishing department store set for expansion. But in Shirley Hailstock’s “Kwanzaa Angel,” the course of true love hardly runs smooth: Raimi makes a return visit to town, planning not only to settle but to reconcile with the girl he left behind, yet ends up complicating matters by bidding on the same piece of property as Erin. Is their history doomed to repeat itself? Adults and kids alike will find much to treasure in Truman Capote’s autobiographical short story “The Thanksgiving Visitor.” Young Buddy and his elderly, eccentric cousin, Miss Sook, are happily preparing for a big Thanksgiving feast, but this year an unlooked for guest will be at the table — 12-year-old Odd Henderson, who takes pleasure in tormenting Buddy. Why in the world would Miss Sook insist that Buddy invite him of all people? Could she perhaps have a special lesson about friendship and forgiveness up her sleeve? New Year’s Eve is a time for beginnings, not endings ... unless you’re one of four very different people who for very different reasons find themselves united in a single purpose at the top of a 15-story building in London (hint: they’re not there for a romantic kiss at midnight). Yet as Nick Hornby shares in his darkly humorous “A Long Way Down,” they hardly expected to spend the night swapping stories with others just as miserable ... or end up postponing death a little while longer as a result. Happy Reading! © 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

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intends to hire 100,000 seasonal employees. While Americans increasingly shift their shopping focus to online distribution, traditional brick-and-mortar business still need extra hands at the holidays. Retail salespersons are always in demand this time of year. And, with Amazon, the largest online retailer bulking up to process orders, people are needed to help handle the influx of deliveries. Parcel deliverer is a great holiday job with plenty of opportunities. Industry-leader UPS expects to hire tens of thousands of employees in November to handle the holiday crunch. Retail and food service are obvious cornerstones of holiday employment, but this time of year is a boon for entertainers, as well. We all grew up with Santa Clauses at malls, department stores and popup outlets, but the traditional Santa Claus is just one of many in-demand performers at the holiday season. And, as many seasonal job seekers pursue longterm employment at the end of the holiday season, part-time gigs can turn into more opportunities for the future. But whether your goal in finding seasonal employment is a longer-term deal or just the chance to make some additional spending money, know what is expected of you up front. Holiday jobs don’t always end on Dec 24. Many continue beyond

throughout the return and price-cut season. Here are some of the best options for seasonal employment in 2016: • Chef • Customer Service Representative • Material Moving Machine Operator • Material Recording Clerk • Parcel Deliverer • Performer • Photographer • Retail Salesperson © 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

Christmas Customs Trace to Druids, Single Mom


Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer, fostered the Christmas tree cult in the 16th century by using a candlelit tree as a symbol of Christ’s heavenly home. It’s said he was so taken with the Christmas night sky that he wished to bring “the lights of the stars” into the home of his family. Trees decorated with candles, fruit and paper flowers were introduced into Britain soon after Queen Victoria’s marriage, leading to our customs today. The Druids also are partly responsible for the use of mistletoe at Christmastime. They regarded mistletoe as sacred because it stayed green even during winter. On the sixth day of the new moon, a Druid priest would cut mistletoe from an oak tree with a sacred sickle. A passing virgin was

called upon to catch the falling plant, which was not allowed to touch the ground. The Druids dedicated the plant to the Goddess of Love, which explains the kissing that goes on under it. Originally, when a boy kissed a girl, he plucked a berry from the cluster and presented it to her. When the berries were gone, so were the kisses. A wreath with holly, red berries and other decorations dates from at least the 17th century. Holly, with its sharply pointed leaves, symbolized the thorns in Christ’s crown-of-thorns. Red berries symbolized the drops of Christ’s blood. A wreath at Christmas signified a home that celebrated the birth of Christ. Tinsel on the Christmas tree is attributed to a woman whose husband died. She was left to bring up a large family of children herself, and she was determined to make a happy time for them at Christmas. She prepared a Christmas tree to surprise them on Christmas Day. Unfortunately, spiders visited the tree, and crawled from branch to branch, making webs all over it. The Christ Child saw the tree and knew she would be devastated to find this on Christmas morning. He changed the spiders’ webs to shining silver. In Christmas tree decorations, angels are usually portrayed as wimpy blondes in girl’s blouses and sandals. In the Bible, however, angels are muscular bullies who frequently goad humans into fistfights. Life isn’t all harps and heavenly choirs for angels; there’s a strict career structure. The only angels mentioned by name in the Bible are archangels, the eighth-ranking order of angels. © 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Many Christmas customs are carryovers from pre-Christian celebrations. Hanging gifts on trees is supposed to stem from tree worship of the Druids and the belief that the tree was the giver of all good things. In the eighth century, Saint Boniface is said to have substituted a fir tree for the pagan oak as a symbol of faith.



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diet, and it can catch the scorpion, pull off its deadly stinger in a second, and swallow it. They have a unique immunity to the scorpion’s venom. • These animals have sharp claws that enable them to dig complex underground burrow systems, 6 to 8 feet (1.8 to 2.4 m) underground. A meerkat can dig through sand equal to its own weight in a matter of seconds. One burrow system might have as many as 70 different entrances and exits to keep them safe from predators, while providing a cool place out of the punishing heat of the desert sun. While digging, a membrane covers and protects the meerkat’s eyes, and the animal also has the ability to close its ears to keep the dirt out. • Meerkats have an elaborate “sentry” procedure that protects the clan and their domain. All the

THE BERLIN WALL As Berliners slept on the night of August 12, 1961, soldiers and construction workers labored in East Berlin, tearing up streets that led into West Berlin, erecting concrete posts, and stringing barbed wire, creating a barrier between the two parts of the city. Phone wires between East and West were cut, severing communications out of East Berlin. • At the end of World War II, Germany had been divided between the Allied Powers and the Soviet Union. The Allied powers fostered democracy and a capitalist society in West Germany, with freedom to travel. The result was a rapid post-war economic recovery. The Soviet Union, however, viewing East Germany as a “spoil of war,” quickly moved factory equipment and valuable assets to their own country. East Germany was established as a communist society with few freedoms. • As East Germany’s living conditions became more and more oppressive and the economy deterioraed, by the late 1950s, many had packed up and moved to West Berlin. By 1961, 2.5 million people had fled to the west, depleting the east’s labor force and population. • On the morning of August 13, East Berliners found themselves trapped. The 60,000 laborers who lived in the East but worked in the West could not get to work. Family and friends could no longer cross the border to meet. East Berliners were no longer allowed to attend any type of artistic entertainment, such as the theater or concerts. • The Wall extended through the center of Berlin, then wrapped around West Berlin, for over 100 miles,


adults have a turn at guard duty in an hour-long shift, watching for predators while the others forage for food throughout the day. When all is well, the sentry makes peeping sounds. If there is danger, the meerkat has six different alarm calls that indicate the level of urgency. There are more than 20 different calls with different meanings made by the meerkat, including lost calls, feeding calls, and a call to forage. • Although they might seem friendly, even sharing their burrows with the yellow mongoose and ground squirrels, these animals can be quite aggressive, vicious fighters, sometimes killing the young members of their clan in order to improve their position in the hierarchy. • Thinking of a meerkat as a pet? In the United States, you need a special permit to keep one. They are aggressive toward anyone unfamiliar, are prone to bovine tuberculosis, and have been known to get rabies.

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 thril ed to add more amenities for the children in our community to enjoy!

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Christmas at the Courthouse!! View decorated trees December 1 through January 1! Frontier Christmas at Ft. Sisseton State Park will be Saturday, December 10. Celebrate the season in classic frontier fashion! Rustic crafts, bread ornaments, sleigh rides, and caroling create a wonderful time for the whole family. Event runs 10 am - 4 pm with lunch being served from 11 - 2 while supply lasts. A park entrance fee is required.

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November 29 - 6:30pm Gymnastics vs Madison (TV) December 1 - 4pm MS GBB vs Milbank December 2-3 - State OI @ Harrisburg December 3 - 10am Wrestling @ Flandreau December 3 - 7-10pm Deuel Area Snow Queen Festival, Deuel HS December 4-5 - FFA State Leadership @ Pierre December 5 - 4pm MS BBB @ Hamlin December 6 - 6pm MS GBB vs Elkton December 6 - 7:15pm GBB vs Elkton (TV) December 11 - 6pm Secret Santa Scentsy & Wine Tasting, High Mountain Supper Club & Lounge.

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November 30 - ASVAB testing for all Juniors December 1 - Winter Pictures by Tail Feather Photography December 2 - JHGBB @ Webster December 3 - State FFA Leadership CDE’s @ Pierre December 3 - 10:00 am Wrestling @ Clark (CWL WBC Tournament) December 5 - JH GBB @ Clark December 6 - 2:15 pm PK-KG Music Concert December 6 - 4:00 pm JH GBB @ Willow Lake Clark School Fieldhouse Hours Mon-Fri 5:30-9am; Mon-Fri 5-7 pm. At the Ullyot Building • Pinochle at 1 pm on Tue, Fri, & Sat at Comm Cntr. • Blood pressure & blood sugar checks every second Fri from 12:45 - 1:15 pm at the Community Center.



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DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a reasonably healthy 66-year-old male. I walk 5 miles a day. I have no knee problems. My doctor says I am walking too much and will wear out my knees. Do you agree? — M.D. ANSWER: No, I don’t agree at all. I think I understand why your doctor said that: osteoarthritis, the most common arthritis in the knee, used to be considered a wear-and-tear injury, and if that were the case it might make sense to protect your joints by not overdoing it. However, we believe now that osteoarthritis is caused by an injury to the joint, not by regular exercise. More importantly, studies show clearly that people who are very active don’t have higher arthritis rates than sedentary people. Most important of all, people with osteoarthritis who exercise get better, not only in pain and stiffness levels, but also in ability to walk. Exercise is so good for your body, mind and spirit that this persistent myth needs to be corrected. The arthritis booklet discusses rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and lupus. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Roach — No. 301W, 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. *** DEAR DR. ROACH: When I was 60, my doctor told me to take a baby

aspirin daily to prevent heart attack and stroke. So I did. When I was 70, a new doctor said the risk wasn’t worth the benefit, so I stopped. I heard and read a lot more about the benefits of aspirin. But a friend of mine had a horrific nosebleed that was thought to be from the aspirin. I and a few of my senior friends are confused. Should we or shouldn’t we take aspirin? — A.H. ANSWER: When you see multiple opinions on a topic in medicine, it usually means there is conflicting evidence, and that certainly is the case with aspirin. The difference of opinion takes place at the highest levels: the United States Food and Drug Administration recommends, in general, against using aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke in people who have not already had a heart attack or stroke. However, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends aspirin in general for men age 45-79 and women age 55-79. The USPSTF makes no recommendation about men or women over age 79. Both groups agree that your physician should be helping you make the decision about whether to take aspirin. Aspirin has the risk of causing bleeding, and the bleeding can be more serious than a nosebleed. A bleed inside the stomach or intestines can be life-threatening, and there also is a very small risk of bleeding in the brain. As a physician, I prescribe aspirin for those at increased risk based on multiple factors, and do not prescribe aspirin to people at high risk of a gastrointestinal bleed. This is a judgment call about which physicians may differ. *** 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. © 2016 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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December 1 - Elementary Holiday Concert, Elementary Gym, 2:15pm

December 1 - Gymnastics: Varsity Meet vs Sisseton, 6pm December 2 - Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Ashby, 7:30pm December 2 - Basketball: Girls Varsity @ Ortonville, 7:30pm December 3 - Tis The Season To Rock Your Ugliest Sweater, Amanda's Shear Impressions 3pm December 3 - Wrestling: Boys Varsity Invitational @ Wahpeton, Border West, 9am December 3 - Gymnastics: Varsity Meet @ Morris Area/ChokioAlberta, 10am December 5 - Graceville Firemen Meeting, 7pm December 6 - Ping Pong retakes-Scherlings, CGB Schools December 6 - Ceramics, Elementary Art Room, 3:30pm December 6 - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game @ Ashby, 7:30pm 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.

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completely restricting travel between the two areas • Within a very few days, the original concrete post and barbed-wire fence was replaced with a permanent edifice of concrete blocks, topped with barbed wire. In 1965, steel girders and a concrete wall separated the two halves of the country. • A five-year-long upgrade began in 1975, made up of 12-ft x 4-ft. (3.6 m x 1.2 m) concrete slabs, and a large, slippery pipe around the top to deter any climbing. On the other side a 300-ft. (91.4-m) “No Man’s Land” was guarded by soldiers with dogs, electric fencing, watchtowers with giant spotlights, and minefields. • Thousands attempted escape from East Berlin. Some brave individuals tried jumping from upperstory windows of apartment buildings bordering the Wall. As the Wall became taller and stronger, elaborate tunnel systems from East German basements were dug. One resourceful group saved scraps of cloth and constructed a hot air balloon that sailed into West Germany. East German soldiers shot anyone who

even came close to the Wall. An estimated 200 died in their escape attempts, while about 5,000 are believed to have crossed successfully. • In the late 1980s, political changes came about, as the Eastern Block’s authoritarian power began to weaken. In late 1989, several border checkpoints were opened to East Germans who wanted to escape to the West. The Wall was quickly flooded with people, with some wielding hammers and chisels at the barricade. • The official demolition of the Berlin Wall began on June 13, 1990, and was not completed until 1992. East and West Germany were reunified into a single German state in October of 1990.

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 6 - 7pm Bill Zubke will be signing his new book at ddrbooks, 7 South Maple. More upcoming, but place this event on your calendar. Also, we will be open six days a week for extended hours from Black Friday until Christmas. We anticipate that customers will buy into the idea that books make good Christmas presents, including ones you give yourself! 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

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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. Free and open to all ages! 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. 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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Another ‘Gift’ From Vietnam Just when we thought we had a handle on the consequences of our service in Vietnam -- Agent Orange -- we now have another potential killer on our hands. Bile duct cancer, known as cholangiocarcinoma, can appear 25-40 years after eating raw fish in Asian countries. The fish contain small worms called liver flukes that burrow into the liver ducts, where they remain, causing inflammation

Alone for the Holidays What are your plans for the holidays? Big celebration with lots of family flying in from many locations? Having holiday dinners at the home of a child who’s now taken over those duties? Jetting off on a lavish vacation? Or will you be alone over the holidays? Some of us dread the holidays, not only because we’ll

for many years until the liver can turn cancerous. The Department of Veterans Affairs has turned down most of those who apply for benefits -- generally the widows of veterans who have died of this cancer. It’s difficult to pinpoint something that happened so long ago, especially something as oddball as eating the wrong kind of fish or wading in the wrong body of water. The denials of benefits run the standard gamut. However, it’s now coming to light as more veterans are being affected, and the VA can’t ignore it. Lesser complications from fluke exposure can include cirrhosis, liver bile-duct stones and hepatitis. If you ate the fish, swam in the water, cooked or made Kool-Aid with unsterilized water, are getting jaundiced or are losing weight for no obvious reason, go to the VA immediately. Diagnosis can be tough. This isn’t generally considered an American cancer, but it’s now beginning to receive some attention, especially if you go to a VA doctor. If you are a Vietnam veteran who has been diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma or have been denied benefits for it, make a note of these links: Both of these are appeals that were decided in favor of the veteran. The text of the 2012 appeal says that they “support a finding that the veteran’s cholangiocarcinoma was due to liver fluke exposure in Vietnam.” © 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

be alone, but because they’re not what they used to be ... children grown and gone, grandchildren too far away. The key for many of us to get through the holidays is to stay busy. Here are a few ideas: * Check the calendar at the local senior center and mark the events you’d like to attend. Especially consider going on any trip they’ve organized. Daytrips can be a great break, and you don’t have to drive. * Make calls now about volunteering, before all the positions are filled. Santa fund organizations often need people to deliver children’s gifts if the parents have no car, or you can sort and wrap toys. Many churches host free holiday dinners and need cooks or servers. Does the humane society need dog walkers to fill in? The hospital might need extra help, even if you don’t have a medical background. Even the library might need help keeping

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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books shelved. * Look in the newspaper for free holiday performances and take a friend along. Put an ad in the paper offering pet care. Many people don’t want to board their cats or dogs. Offer to lead a singalong at a rehab center or children’s hospital wing. Load up the car with friends who don’t drive and go see the Christmas lights. * Don’t pack every day with nonstop activities, however. Take some time to yourself to rejuvenate, kick back, read, snack on holiday treats or watch movies on TV. © 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Grab-and-Go Mini Frittatas Here’s to a season of good food! When friends and family gather over December holiday weekends, delicious meals make the celebration a party ... even at breakfast time. Kids and adults of all ages will love these mini frittatas baked in a muffin tin. A healthy, protein-rich way to start an active day, they are also versatile and can be customized according to taste. The combos are endless. Once the holidays are over, keep this basic recipe close at hand. Make a batch and store in individual sandwich bags in your refrigerator for lunches, or for a grab-and-go afternoon snack. They’re just as good cold, and they’re easy to eat with your hands.

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HOLLYWOOD — The just released film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is from the mind of J.K. Rowling, who created it as a prequel to her “Harry Potter” franchise. The film stars Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne. However, Redmayne didn’t want to commit himself to the four sequels that are planned, so Johnny Depp was cast in a cameo role that could be expanded to the sequels. It looks like Redmayne hasn’t changed his mind, because Depp has been announced for the first sequel, which starts shooting next year. Depp’s recent track record hasn’t been too good. In 2013 he had two films, “The Lone Ranger” and “Transcendence,” which barely made HOLLYWOOD their — The just released Depositphotos film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to budget back. In 2015, “Mortdecai” Find Them” is from the mind of J.K. Rowling, who created it as a prequel to was a dismal failure, despite having Johnny Depp her “Harry Potter” franchise. The film stars Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne. Gwyneth Paltrow as his co-star, andRedmayne didn’t want to However, commit himself to the four sequels “Black Mass” was less than a success. that are planned, so Johnny Depp starred with Diane Keaton, was cast in a cameo role that couldBeatty be And though “Alice in Wonderland” expanded to the sequels. It looks like Redmayne hasn’t Goldie changed his mind, Hawn, Garry Shandling, made more than $1 billion, the sequel because Depp has been announced for the first sequel, which starts shooting Andie McDowell and Charlton Hesmade only $300 million, at a cost of next year. Depp’s recent track record hasn’t film’s release was delayed ton. The $120 million. been too good. In 2013 he had two films, “The Lone three Ranger” andyears “Tran- because of script rewrites, scendence,” barely made their Next year we’ll see “Pirates of the which2015, budget back. In production “Mortdecai” delays and losing cast was athe dismal failure, despite having Johnny Depp Caribbean” in May, followed by Gwyneth Paltrowmembers as his co-star, and for reshoots because of the “Black Mass” was less than a success. remake of Agatha Christie’s “Murder And though “Alice in Wonderland” starred Beatty with Diane Keaton, delays. TheGoldie final cost $90 milHawn, Garry was Shandling, more than $1 billion, the sequel on the Orient Express,” comingmade Nov. made only $300 million, at a cost of Andie McDowell and Charlton Heston. The film’s of release was delayed lion, with earnings only $10.4 mil$120 million. 17. The original starred Albert Finney Next year we’ll see “Pirates of the three years because of script rewrites, production delays and losing devastated cast lion. The reviews Caribbean” in May, followed by thenegative as Hercule Poirot, with a star-studded remake of Agatha Christie’s “Murder members for reshoots because of the final cost $90 milBeatty, a lack ofwasenthusiasm to on the Orient Express,” coming causing Nov. delays. The cast of Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Berg17. The original starred Albert Finney lion, with earnings of only $10.4 million. The negative reviews devastated another film. as Hercule Poirot,make with a star-studded man, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, cast of Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Berg- Beatty, causing a lack of enthusiasm to make another film. written, produced, directed and man, Sean Connery,He’s John Gielgud, He’s written, produced, directed and Vanessa Redgrave and Richard Vanessa Redgrave and Richard starred in his new film, with Annette Widmark, amongstarred others. So whoin has his new film, with Annette Bening (his wife), Matthew BroderWidmark, among others. So who beenhas announced as Depp’s co-star? ick, Lili Collins, Alec Baldwin, CanJosh Gad! Bening (his wife), Matthew Broderbeen announced as Depp’s co-star? Then we’ll get the “Fantastic Beasts” dice Bergen, Dabney Coleman, Ed Harris and Martin Sheen. Beatty, 79, sequel in November 2018. It’s sure ick, Lili Collins, Alec Baldwin, Canto be foolproof, like the “Caribbean” playing Howard Hughes in his 50s, Josh Gad! a young actress, under contract franchise has been. Look forBergen, Depp to forbidsDabney dice Coleman, Ed announce other projects as he tries to to him, from having a relationship Then we’ll get the “Fantastic Beasts” her driver, his employee. Hopeforget the failure Harris of his marriage to with and Martin Sheen. Beatty, 79, fully, he’ll be able to recoup his $26.7 Heard. sequel in November 2018. It’sAmber sure million budget on this one. *** playing Howard Hughes Beatty’s always been able toin NOThis 50s, to be foolproof, like the “Caribbean” Warren Beatty ends his 15-year make the rules apply to him, but can he forbids young under absence from moviemaking withahis shave 25actress, years off his looks? MAKE-contract franchise has been. Look for Depp to“Rules Don’t Apply.” His UP! (CGI?) new film, last film, “Town & (2001), him, from having a relationship announce other projects as he tries to toCountry” with her driver, his employee. Hopeforget the failure of his marriage to fully, he’ll be able to recoup his $26.7 Amber Heard. million budget on this one. *** Beatty’s always been able to NOT Warren Beatty ends his 15-year make the rules apply to him, but can he absence from moviemaking with his shave 25 years off his looks? MAKEnew film, “Rules Don’t Apply.” His UP! (CGI?) last film, “Town & Country” (2001), © 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

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December 2 - 7-10pm The Christmas Carol will be performed by the Sioux Falls group Flower and Flame at The Goss December 6 - 7pm Bill Zubke will be signing his new book at ddrbooks, 7 South Maple. More upcoming, but place this event on your calendar. Also, we will be open six days a week for extended hours from Black Friday until Christmas. We anticipate that customers will see the value that books make good Christmas presents, including ones you give yourself! 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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cheese • Diced or crumbled sausage, chopped green chilis or red sweet pepper, chopped onion, shredded Monterey Jack cheese • Cubed cooked ham, mushrooms, chopped scallions, shredded Swiss cheese • Spinach, sundried tomatoes, crumbled goat cheese. 1. Heat oven to 350 F. Spray a standard 12-muffin pan with cooking spray. A nonstick pan is preferable. 2. Let your child crack the eggs into a large liquid measuring cup or mixing bowl with spout. Whisk with milk or cream, salt and pepper. Set aside. 3. Add fillings to muffin cups, topping each with the cheese selection.

4. Carefully pour egg mixture in each cup, leaving a quarter inch at the top. 5. Bake 25 minutes or until set. Place on a cooling rack for a few minutes. Carefully remove from muffin pan and arrange on a platter. Sprinkle chives on top, if you wish, and serve. *** 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 and link to the NEW Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.” © 2016 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.

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• It was 20th-century SwissAmerican psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross who made the following sage observation: “People by Samantha Weaver are like stained-glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.” • At the outbreak of World War I, American financier August Belmont Jr. volunteered for the U.S. Army -- at the age of 64. He served in France as a major in the Army Air Service. His wife was so proud that when one of their mares, Mahubah, gave birth to a colt in 1917, she named it in honor of her husband, not realizing that Man o’ War would become one of the greatest racehorses of all time. • You doubtless know that a placebo is a pill or substance that is given to a patient like a medication, but in fact has no physical effect. Most people, however, haven’t heard of a nocebo -- a similarly harmless substance that might make

patients sick because they think it will. • It’s not unknown for temperatures during a Siberian summer to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. • Almost a thousand years before Johannes Gutenberg introduced mechanical moveable type to Europe, people in Asia were already printing messages set in type. The oldest recorded such piece, from China, translates as “Beware of Dog.” • You might be surprised to learn that the oldest public university in the United States is the University of North Carolina. • If you’re like the average human being, you have approximately 250,000 sweat glands on your feet alone. ••• Thought for the Day: “There is no human being who, as a result of desiring to build a better life, should be named or declared illegal.” — Alejandro G. Inarritu

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Q: I have a small trinket box that is marked “M. Horn 1883.” I assume it must be quite old and wonder if you can tell me more about it. -- Susan, Dayton, Ohio A: It’s not as old as you might imagine. The company that manufactured your box was based in Eastland, Texas, and operated for at least two years beginning in 1952. According to Lehner’s Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain & Clay by Lois Lehner (Collector Books), the small company specialized in vases, console sets, candy boxes and other items it marketed as art china. ••• Q: I have an early edition of “Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell. Is it valuable? -- Ken, Topeka, Kansas A: The first edition of “Gone With the Wind” was published in New York in 1936 and is marked “Published May, 1936.” The cover is gray cloth, and the original cover featured other Macmillan titles on the back panel. Most first editions I’ve seen are priced in the $5,000 to $10,000 range, depending on condition and if it has its cover. If you have a first edition and wish to sell, you should contact a good rare book dealer. •••


Q: I have a collection of the proceedings of the national conference of the VFW that was held in Chicago, New York and St. Louis during the years 1937-1945. All are illustrated with pictures of the officers, speakers, attendees and so forth. Are these items worth anything? -- Richard, Clarkston, Michigan A: You might contact the national headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The address and telephone number are 408 West 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111; and 816-7563390. ••• Q: I am sending you a picture of a table that has a sticker indicating it was manufactured in Rochester, New York. It also is stamped with the number “300.” I would like to know what the number means and what my table is worth. -- Ruth, Gloucester, Massachusetts A: The “300” indicates the production model number. I suggest you contact used furniture and antique dealers in your area to determine its value. 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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