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• Other than humans (and maybe angry elephants), the only creatures capable of cracking open the tough outer shell of the Macadamia nut are Hyacinth macaw parrots. Good thing, since this nut is a staple part of their diet. Macadamia nuts are very toxic to dogs, however, so if you have both a parrot and a Premium Craft Beer • Belgian Ales • Wine pooch, keep their food dishes separate. Best Selection & Variety • Mr. Peanut has been the Planters mascot “Where the Locals Go for Brew to Go” since 1916 (see image). For much of the Pick your favorite microbrew 1990s, however, the venerable little peanut for a unique & delicious MIXPAK. man appeared mostly in the background of Special Orders Welcome Planter’s ads. The company thought he might be a bit “old-fashioned.” Early in the new millennium, however, established in 1923 the company decided to Groceries • Ice • Agates • ATM • Bait reintroduce Mr. Peanut as a Hot Dog Bar • Hot Steamed Tamales hip, yet dignified, party-animal Camping • Tackle• Firewood & more. Enjoy Fantastic Tide pools, view resident type of guy. He appeared in a seals & hunt agates on Seal Rock Beaches series of animated commercials dancing away like a legume 10181 Highway 101 in Seal Rock 10 miles south of Newport half his age. Sales of 541-563-3930 Under new ownership Planters’ products increased more than 15% the first year. • If you’re going to feed peanuts to your 1 pound mild-flavored fish fillet, about 3/4 inch thick friendly neighborhood squirrels, please give them 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted the roasted (not raw) variety. Raw peanuts contain a 1 tablespoon lemon juice chemical that can make the little critters ill by prevent1/4 teaspoon salt ing the absorption of protein into their systems. 1/4 teaspoon paprika • Despite its name, there are no legumes in Chock Full O’Nuts brand coffee. The company’s founder, William 1. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease bottom of rectangular Black, got his start in the business world by running a pan, 11x7x1 1/2 inches. small nut stand in New York City. He later added a 2. Cut fish fillets into 4 serving pieces if needed. lunch counter, where he served sandwiches and coffee. Place pieces, skin sides down, in the pan, folding thin Over time, there was such a demand for his special ends under if necessary for even thickness. blend of coffee that he sold it commercially to grocery 3. Mix remaining ingredients; drizzle over fish. stores. He gave his brew the same name as his lunch4. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until fish eonette: Chock Full O’Nuts. flakes easily with fork.

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• Peanut brittle was invented in America during the early 19th century. And the novelty fake peanut brittle can with a spring-loaded “snake” inside? No, it wasn’t too far behind. That particular gag was invented in 1915. • The pecan is the only tree-borne variety of nut native to the United States. A single pecan tree can produce 1,000 pounds of nuts. Luckily, pecans can be frozen up to two years without losing flavor or texture. They’re handy to keep for making those sinfully delicious pecan pies, which originated in New Orleans. And for the record, the average pecan pie has 78 pecans. • Until the mid-1970s, most of the pistachios that were consumed in the U.S. were imported from the Middle East. There, the method used to harvest the nuts commonly damaged the outer shells, leaving them discolored and bruised. That’s why, for many years, inthe-shell pistachios were dyed red. Today, virtually all U.S. pistachios are grown in California. And modern harvesting equipment allows the nuts to be harvested blemish-free, so “white” pistachios are becoming more common. Still, a few consumers insist that the red ones are better. • Before they cut out free snacks altogether, many airlines switched from nuts to pretzels. That’s to accommodate travelers with peanut allergies. Some individuals have nut allergies so strong that just sitting in the same aircraft as someone scarfing nuts in the back row will affect them adversely. • In North America, hazelnuts are only grown in the Pacific Northwest: Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. They are used primarily for confections, such as pralines and chocolate truffles. Hazelnuts are known as filberts in certain parts of the world. Extract from the nut can be used as flavoring. • The term “peanut gallery” dates back to the 1880s, when vaudeville acts were common. Typical theatres were divided into three sections: orchestra (“floor seats”), balcony (“second tier”), and gallery (“nosebleed section”). The spectators in the gallery were invariably the most critical. They were also quite vocal in their disapproval of any act that they didn’t find sufficiently entertaining. Roasted peanuts were the most How well do you know Lincoln County? Quit wishing -- Go fishing common snack offered at these venues, so of course, displeased folks in the gallery often pelted onstage per- Lincoln County is home to how many lakes? formers with peanut shells to emphasize their level of Can you list them? Send in your replies to dissatisfaction. (continued) Tidbits of Lincoln County attn fishing bits P.O.

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17-19 OCT Yachats Mushroom Festival FMI (541) 547-3530 October 17-19. 9th Annual Yachats Village Mushroom Fest. Fabulous Wild Mushroom Cuisine, Guided Mushroom Walks, Talks, Exhibits and Identification, as well as Fungi products, music, entertainment and lots of fun (or fun-gi). Supported by Yachats restaurants, the Yachats Lodging Association, the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center and Scenic Area, Forest Ecologist Marla Gillham, OSU Faculty, Students and Alumni, Cascade Mycological Society, North American Truffling Society, Mycological Natural Products, the Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program, and many Yachats area businesses, naturalists and culinary mushroom enthusiasts. Events happen all over town and at Cape Perpetua. Yachats, Oregon. (541)5473530, 1-800-929-0477. 16 OCT-8 NOV The Queen of Bingo at Theatre West. This comedy follows the lives of two sisters who, looking for more fun and excitement, find just that and more in the world of Bingo. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Theatre West of Lincoln City. 3536 SE Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-5663. www.theatrew 17 OCT. Newport Sea Squirts. “Soft and Squishy” - Children will explore their sense of touch through comparison of tidepool animals that feel soft and squishy. 10:30 - 12 p.m. 2 and 3 yr olds with parents $20 per adult/child pair, $15 members Register in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 5301. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 18 OCT Yachats: Ladies Club Craft Sale 9a-3p (Clubhouse) Newport: Flock of Fledglings: Parent’s Day Out. “Terrific Teeth.” Join us in this three-part series to learn all about the weird and fun ways animals eat. This first class will focus on those animals that use their teeth to eat (including us!) Register in advance by calling 541867-3474 Ext. 5301. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 4 &5 year olds, NO parents $30, $25 members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. Newport, Oregon. Lincoln City: Oregon Exploration at the Pacific Coast Center for Culinary Arts. Enjoy the “Oregon Bounty” with the PCCCA’s new executive chef Sharon Wiest and its creator Rob Pounding. This two-hour class runs from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and cost is$40 with a meal included. Email Lincoln City Oktoberfest at the Pacific Coast Center for Culinary Arts. Create classic German dishes during this hands-on class with the PCCCA’s new executive chef, Sharon Wiest. Menu: pork schnitzel, apple compote, potato pancakes, braised sausages, fall fruit strudel and (of course) beer pairings! This hands-on four-hour class runs from 2 p.m. -6: p.m. and cost is $60 per person, with a meal included. 801 SW Hwy 101, Fourth Floor North, Lincoln City, Oregon. 541996-2119. 19 OCT Yachats FINAL FOR THE SEASON Farmers Market 9:00a-2:00p (Outside Commons) FMI(541) 528-7192 20 OCT Yachats TaiChi 8:00a (Rm 3) Exercise Class 10:00a (Gym) 24 OCT. Youth Halloween Sleepover. Leave your costumes at home and learn about the aquarium’s animals as you don a variety of aquarium costumes. During this special sleepover, we’ll dress up in some hilarious and educational costumes as we explore seals, sea lions, sea otters, sharks, and more. Register in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 5301. 6 p.m. – 9 a.m. Ages 7-11 $45 members, $55 non-members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. Newport, Oregon.

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The Fair Board is in the beginning stages of renovating the kitchen area in the Main Hall into a cyber café for high school students after school. Our goal is to provide an environment that is welcoming, open & safe for our teens. The cafe would provide a secure place for students to come after school to study, complete homework, socialize with friends, play games and have access to computers. We're looking at a January beginning date. The cyber café would open on school days from 3 pm to 6 pm. Below is a list of items we need to complete the project. Donations are gladly accepted. You can also make a monetary donation to the “Lincoln County Fair – Cyber Café”. If you’d like to volunteer to help get this project off the ground, please call 265-6237. ITEMS Needed 6 pendant lights, Guitar Hero game for X Box Extra guitars, Controls for X Box Round or square tables with chairs Board games Recent magazines suitable for teens DVD’s – suitable for teens 6 counter stools, 2 overstuffed couches 4 overstuffed chairs Stand to hold large screen television VOLUNTEERS Needed Whether you want to volunteer a few hours a month or a few hours a day, we would be interested in having you join us. SERVICES Needed Electrician to install outlets for computers and lighting

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541-563-4918 7 days a week When grandchildren Open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. ?? suddenly come to live at your house and become your responsibility, there's usually no advanced notice. A sudden turn of events Operation Gratitude Gears -- a tragedy, substance abuse, a set of military orders Up for Holidays As you read to a hostile area -- followed by a knock on the door, this, Operation Gratitude has and you're back to raising children. This time it's your kicked off its 2008 holiday Caramel Corn • Cheese Corn • Coney Dogs • Hot Dogs • Baked Goods • Ice Cream • Malts • grandchildren you find yourself responsible for. Sundaes • Shakes • Smoothies • Salt Water Taffy • Soft Drinks • Espresso • Coffee • Wraps season and is busily preparing There are sure to be complications: Maybe you're in an care packages to send to servicemembers in hostile adults-only community. Maybe you're barely making areas. By the time it finishes this year, more than ends meet. Maybe you'd always planned to retire and 400,000 individual packages will have been sent. travel the world -- alone. Maybe your health isn't that Last December, a serviceman opened his care packgreat lately. Maybe you still work a fulltime job. age (the 300,000th package) and discovered that the If you find yourself in this situation, you're not alone; WASHINGTON - About 20,000 veterans forced out box contained, among other things, the keys to a more than 2 million grandparents are raising grandof the military early by a combat related injury could brand-new Jeep Liberty, which would be waiting for children. Fortunately, there are resources. Here are be eligible for hundreds of dollars in special compen- him upon his return from Iraq. Not only that, but the two: sation pay under new rules outlined by the services founder of OpGrat, Carolyn Blashek, went personally Go to and look at the GrandCare Toolkit. this month. Prior to the change in law, only those vet- to Iraq to deliver that package. Gutsy lady. Something There's more to suddenly being responsible for raiserans with 20 years of service could apply for Combat equally amazing is surely going to be in that 400,000 ing grandchildren than one might imagine, until you're Related Special Compensation. However, under new package. thrust into the situation. The Toolkit has links to a rules, any veteran with a combat-related disability If you haven't seen the OpGrat Web site, check it out: wealth of information: where to find help, legal issues maybe eligible for the compensation. Dept Defense Don't miss the photo gallery, (you might need legal guardianship before you can guidance defines a combat-related disability in 1 of wish list, the list of sponsors and the FAQ. So far, even register your grandchild in school or authorize 3 following ways. A Purple Heart disability, which is OpGrat has sent care packages to Iraq, Afghanistan, medical procedures), finances and public benefits, a disability with an assigned medical diagnosis code Kosovo, Korea, Africa, Kuwait, Bahrain, the UAE, health insurance, tax considerations, childproofing a from the Veterans Affairs Schedule for Related DisGuantanamo Bay and onto ships in international wahouse and even a beginner's guide to computing with ability VASRD, that was attributed to injuries for ters. grandchildren. which the member was awarded a Purple Heart. One No part of this effort comes cheap, and OpGrat has See for links to lowith an assigned medical diagnosis code from the had to face yet another increase in postage: It costs cal and state resources, advice for dealing with stress, VASRD that was: $9.30 to send each box. While most of the items in the information on financial assistance you might qualify Incurred as a direct result of armed conflict; boxes are donated by corporate sponsors and individufor and ways to help children who may be coming out As a result of hazardous service; als like you and me, the postage isn't. This holiday of abuse or neglect situations. In performance of duty under conditions simulating season it'll send 70,000 packages. That's $650,000 in While these sites won't do the hard part -- the actual war; or postage alone. While you're thinking about it -- right raising of your grandchildren -- it might help to know Through an instrumentality of war. now -- why not pull out your checkbook and cut a you're not alone and that there is help out there. One with an assigned medical diagnosis code from the check to OpGrat for the cost of sending a box or two Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally VASRD that was deemed presumptive or “presumed” to a servicemember who'll be away from home over answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into by the VA to be incurred as a result of combat opera- the holidays? Here's the info: her column whenever possible. Write to her in care tions. To receive the special compensation, veterans Operation Gratitude of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, must be currently receiving military retirement pay and 16444 Refugio Road Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreveterans’ disability payments and must have a 10% Encino, CA 91436 or greater rated disability recognized by the military (818) 909-0039 (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc. as combat related. The amount of the monthly CRSC pay will be based on troops’ rank, years of service and Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features the severity of injury. In some case the formula for Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853Combat Related Special Compensation could actually 6475, or send e-mail to reduce a veterans’ total monthly payments; however, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc. will calculate all the disability pay impact to make sure veterans are receiving the highest payouts and begin CRSC payments within 60 to 90 working days of receiving their approval letter. All veterans including recently separated service members, will have to apply to receive the new compensation by completing a DD Form 2860 with the required documentation attached. Required documentation includes a signed claim form and: Copy of Chapter 61 board results (Chapter 61 claimants only). Copies of ALL VA rating decisions which include the letter and narrative summaries Copies of ALL DD214’s Medical records that support “HOW” the injury occurred for each claimed disability that meets criteria for combat-related. Refer to CRSC website to learn what combat-related is. Veterans interested in applying for Combat Related Special Compensation should contact their local Veteran’s Service Officer. The Lincoln County Veteran’s Service Office is now open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.. The office is located at 611 SW Hurbert ST Suite C in Newport. Appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome. Call 541-574-6955 for appointments.


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