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December TA B L E O F

CONTENTS

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WHAT’S GOING ON IN ELKO?

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SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP

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Calendar of Events Special Olympics: Polar Plunge

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Lovebug Slippers

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS...

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FISH: 'Tis the Season for Giving

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Exclusive Christmas List Santa's Wish List & Kitchen Guide

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HEALTHY, WEALTHY, AND WISE... Ongoing Chiropractic Care

Super Hero Toy Drive

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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THE FAMILY LIFE

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The New Winning Elko Team

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The Christmas Experience

Words + Images Holiday Recipes

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Keeping your Family Safe

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Calendar of Events Sugar Plum Tree - Elko, NV Monday, November 28 - December 22 Remains open until December 22, 2016. The Library partners with community agencies and receives names of needy individuals who need help at this time of year. Names and needs and wants are placed on the tree. Patrons select a name and buys the gifts. The gifts are returned to the Library at 320 Court Street to be distributed in time for Christmas. Santa Claus Loop & Letters to Santa Month of December Accepting letters to Santa in the Santa Loop mailbox. Must drop off letters to Santa by December 19th. All children will get a reply from Santa by mail. Bawcom Real Estate - 32 Spring Creek Pkwy. 12th Annual Elko Regional Interfaith Christmas Creche Exhibit - Elko, NV Thursday, December 1 - Sunday December 4 Hundreds of nativity scenes from throughout the world are put on display and shared by members of the community to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Musical performances by a variety of groups and individuals highlight the event. Performance schedule and complete information is available at www.elkocreche.org and www. facebook.com/ElkoCreche. Celebrate Recovery - Elko, NV Thursday, December 1 from 6pm - 8:30pm This is a life changing recovery program that is Christcentered and ministers to the entire life spectrum as we walk through our hurts, habits and hangups. Please join us in Celebrating God's healing power in our lives every Thursday night from 6 - 8:30 p.m. And for your children, 1st through 6th grade, as we also offer the age appropriate program, "Celebration Place". Calvary Baptist Church is located at the corner of Fifth and Walnut Street. For more info, call 738-6840 or check us out at www.calvaryelko.org.

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Sunrise Toastmasters - Elko, NV Friday, December 2 from 6:30am - 7:30am Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. at the Stockmen’s Hotel in the Bull Pen. Elko Parkinson’s Support Group - Elko, NV Friday, December 2 at 1pm Teleconferences: We meet the first Friday of each month for information and support sessions with the Reno Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. We are affiliated with the American Parkinson’s Disease Association through the Reno Group. These very helpful and interesting teleconferences are held at 1pm at 701 Walnut St. Elko. (Griswold Hall, Room 31) Coffee Times: We try to meet once a month for coffee at 10am. We review teleconference information, discuss issues and share information/articles particularly relevant to PD, including family or social concerns, research trends and findings. Our goal is to provide mutual support, information and resources. - Dates and times vary so call for the next coffee time. Email and/or phone support: Just need to talk? Have new care issues? Personal stuff to share? Have questions about care issues? We’ll try to help or locate someone who can! Please call for more info: 775-753-7599 (Tish) or 775-738-7779 (Steve). 2016 Christmas Potluck December 2 @ noon The Elko Garden Club will be hosting its 2016 Potluck Christmas Luncheon on Friday December 2nd at noon at the Western Folklife Center. The luncheon will feature a 2017 Membership sign-up roster for current members to renew and for those considering joining to provide contact information about upcoming Garden Club programs and events. Membership dues are $10 for the year. For more information, phone Marvel @ 753-5000 or visit the Elko Garden Club Facebook Page.

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Calendar 40th Annual Christmas Bazaar - Elko, NV Saturday, December 3 from 9am-5pm through Sunday, December 4 from 9am-3pm At the Elko Convention Center. Contact 738-3030 with questions. Polar Plunge - Spring Creek, NV Saturday, December 3 at 2pm Spring Creek Marina. Admission is $50 for jumpers, $5 for non-jumpers Proceeds to benefit Soroptimist Int’l Live Your Dream Scholarship Award. Post Party Gathering following the event at Muley’s Bar & Grill at 254 Spring Creek Pkwy. More info: 775-388-1508. Vendor Blender at Grace A Salon - Elko, NV Saturday, December 3 from 1pm-4pm Come enjoy supporting local small businesses and find the perfect gift for the holidays! At 1250 Lamoille Hwy Suite #206 in Elko. SnoBowl Spaghetti Feed - Elko, NV Saturday, December 3 at 5:30pm More info: 775-777-7260. Creative Ways to Use doTerra Oils - Elko, NV Monday, December 5 at 5:30pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra Essential Oils. Every Monday at 5:30pm at The Gypsy Cupboard at 452 Idaho St. Classes throughout the week as well. For More info: 778-9600. Healthy Living Series: FREE community education sessions - Elko, NV Wednesday, December 7 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm Please join the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital on the first Wednesday of each month about a new nutrition topic and how you can make changes to your everyday life to improve your health. This new series is expanding the former Diabetes Support Group to cover more topics and open up the class to anyone in the community. Located at the NNRH Classrooms and open to everyone! For more information: Courtney Nalivka MS, RDN, LD at 775-7482094. December: Healthy Holiday Eating Tips. Ruby Mountain Toastmasters - Elko, NV Wednesday, December 7 from 6:30pm-7:30pm Toastmasters meets every Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm at Great Basin College, in the EIT building on Chilton Circle Rd on the 2nd floor, room 201. This club and meetings are open to all interested parties. More info: http://4169.toastmastersclubs.org/ or 775-385-4920. Shop With A Cop - Elko, NV Wednesday, December 7 from 11am - 1:30pm Call in bids welcome. Event takes place at KRJC Studios. More info: 775-738-9895

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Let's Dance! - Elko, NV Thursday, December 8 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm – ONE NIGHT ONLY IN DECEMBER! Join us at the Western Folklife Center's G Three Bar Theater for an evening of dancing and fun. Winner of Best Place to Dance award of the 2015 Reader's Choice Awards in the Elko Daily Free Press! Dance lesson is at 6pm, followed by open social dancing at 7pm. Admission only $5. Adults and teens welcome, no partner or experience necessary. For questions or more information, contact ElkoLetsDance@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Western Folklife Center, this program has been funded in part by ArtPlace America, the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Celebrate Recovery - Elko, NV Thursday, December 8 from 6pm - 8:30pm This is a life changing recovery program that is Christcentered and ministers to the entire life spectrum as we walk through our hurts, habits and hangups. Please join us in Celebrating God's healing power in our lives every Thursday night from 6 - 8:30 p.m. And for your children, 1st through 6th grade, as we also offer the age appropriate program, "Celebration Place". Calvary Baptist Church is located at the corner of Fifth and Walnut Street. Call 738-6840 or check us out at www.calvaryelko.org. Ambassador Committee Meeting, Elko Chamber of Commerce - Elko, NV Thursday, December 8 from 12pm - 1pm If you are interested in volunteering at Chamber events or around the community, this might be the group for you. We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Chamber, bring your own lunch. We are always looking for new people to join this fun, hard working group of business people. More info: 775-738-7135. Reno Ballet Nutcracker - Elko, NV Friday, December 9 - Saturday, December 10 At the Elko Convention Center. More info: 775-738-4091 Sunrise Toastmasters - Elko, NV Friday, December 9 from 6:30am - 7:30am Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. at the Stockmen’s Hotel in the Bull Pen 2nd Saturdays SNOWFLAKE FESTIVAL - Elko, NV Saturday, December 10 from 12 pm - 6 pm This is a great event to get outside and downtown Elko. Have fun in Santa’s Workshop, grab some great cocoa at the Naughty and Nice Cocoa Cottage, shop from lots of local vendors, listen to carolers, watch dancers, get family photos, meet with Santa and so much more!!! More info visit: www.elkodowntown.org.

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Calendar Parade of Lights - Elko, NV Saturday, December 10 at 5pm Get into the holiday spirit with this amazing annual parade! More info visit: www.elkodowntown.org. Northeastern Nevada Museum 2nd Saturdays - Elko Saturday, December 10 at 10am - 12pm Public of all ages are welcome. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. The museum is located at 1515 Idaho St. in Elko. For more info, times and cost contact the museum at 775-738-3418. Shop With A Cop - Elko, NV Saturday, December 10 at 8:45am Parade starts between 8:45am & 8:50am from Flagview to KMart via Idaho Street. For those that shop through Amazon.com, Shop With A Cop is set up to receive donations from that site. See Below: SWAC will receive 0.5 % of purchases made at Amazon on eligible items, when a person logs in through the smile.amazon.com website. To donate, go to the smile.amazon.com website which will bring you to the Amazon page. You are then able to select Shop With a Cop Incorporated – Elko Nevada, as your charity. You will only have to do this once. Then each time you shop, log in through the smile.amazon.com website for SWAC to receive the donation. Once every quarter a check will be deposited into the SWAC account for 0.5 % of any eligible purchases made during that time. We are hoping that these funds will help the SWAC program continue to provide Christmas for local children. Sewing Project: Lovebug Slippers December 10 @ 10-2pm Elko Sew & Vac Call to register 778-6763. Vendor Blender at Grace A Salon - Elko, NV Saturday, December 10 from 1pm-4pm Come enjoy supporting local small businesses and find the perfect gift for the holidays! At 1250 Lamoille Hwy Suite #206 in Elko. Creative Ways to Use doTerra Oils - Elko, NV Monday, December 12 at 5:30pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra Essential Oils. Every Monday at 5:30pm at The Gypsy Cupboard at 452 Idaho St. Classes throughout the week as well. For More info: 778-9600. Elko Democrats (ECDCC) local monthly Meeting - Elko Tuesday, December 13 at 6pm A reinvigorated group of local Democrats are hosting meetings the second Tuesday of each month at the VFW Hall at 731 VFW Drive in Elko. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. If you are proud to be a Democrat and want to meet some of

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the 4,500+ other Dems in Elko County, please join us!! Our guest speaker will be Daniel Corona, newly elected mayor in Wendover. As 2017 dawns, ECDCC will be identifying specific local issues to work on. Anyone who would like to contribute their ideas can attend a meeting, drop an email to ElkoDems@gmail.com or call Ruth Collins, ECDCC Chair at 340-6524. Learn more by liking us on Facebook. Search: Elko County Democrats Central Committee. Northern Nevada Autism Network - Daytime Support Group - Elko, NV Tuesday, December 13 from 9:30am - 11am Our daytime meetings alternate between the Family Resource Center at 331 7th St in Elko and the Calvary Chapel at 559 Spring Valley Ct #1 in Spring Creek. These meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The goal of NNAN is to increase autism awareness and access to treatment. We believe Elko County’s communities and schools are healthier when children with autism have the benefit of early comprehensive treatment. At our monthly meetings parent and grandparents can meet and talk. More info: www.nnan.org. Ruby Mountain Toastmasters - Elko, NV Wednesday, December 14 from 6:30pm-7:30pm Toastmasters meets every Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm at Great Basin College, in the EIT building on Chilton Circle Rd on the 2nd floor, room 201. This club and meetings are open to all interested parties. More info: http://4169.toastmastersclubs.org/ or 775-385-4920. Jam On! - Elko, NV Wednesday, December 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm: FREE Musical jam session at the Western Folklife Center's Pioneer Saloon. The Pioneer Bar will be open, serving no-host Ruby Mountain beers and other refreshing beverages. Facilitated by Southwind, we'll be playing and singing a wide variety of tunes: bring your instruments, your friends, or just your ears for this free community event. Sponsored by the Western Folklife Center, this program has been funded, in part, by ArtPlace America, the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Live Rude Girls ltd. Monthly Meeting - Elko, NV Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30pm This meeting is held the 2nd Wednesday of the month. We are a philanthropic advocacy organization providing assistance to those receiving treatments for cancer and their caregivers via Purple Provider program. We are a registered Nevada Non-Profit. We also support our troops with "Operation Gratitude" More info: 775-777-3203 or email liverudegirlselko@gmail.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LIVERUDEGIRLSELKO.

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Calendar Elko Area Chamber Christmas Party - Elko, NV Thursday, December 15 at 5:30pm Held at the Northeastern NV Museum, 1515 Idaho Street. Casino night, hors d'oeuvres, and raffles throughout the evening. This is a free event. Everyone welcome. Celebrate Recovery - Elko, NV Thursday, December 15 from 6pm - 8:30pm This is a life changing recovery program that is Christ-centered and ministers to the entire life spectrum as we walk through our hurts, habits and hangups. Join us in Celebrating God's healing power in our lives every Thursday night from 6 - 8:30 p.m. And for your children, 1st - 6th grade, as we also offer the age appropriate program, "Celebration Place". Calvary Baptist Church is located at the corner of Fifth and Walnut St. Call 7386840 or check us out at www.calvaryelko.org. Sunrise Toastmasters - Elko, NV Friday, December 16 from 6:30am - 7:30am Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. at the Stockmen’s Hotel in the Bull Pen. The Christmas Experience December 16-18 322 Fairgrove Dr. Christmas production, photo booth, cookies & cocoa stand, family fun! Presented by Christ Community Church. Call for more info: 775-753-7512. Family Skate Night at the Igloo - Elko, NV Friday, December 16 from 5pm - 9pm At the Igloo Rec Center, 1515 Silver Street. All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanies by an adult. $5 admission/$3 skate rental donation (children under 5 are free) More info: 775-777-7260. Khoury’s Market “Winter Fest” - Spring Creek, NV Saturday, December 17 Join us at Khoury's Market Place in Spring Creek for a Christmas "Winter Fest." There will be hot chocolate, hot dogs & chili dogs, a big bonfire, Spring Creek High School Choir performance, and pictures with Santa Claus. The night will culminate with a spectacular firework show! All proceeds will be donated to SCHS. Stop & Shop - Elko, NV Saturday, December 17 from 10am-3pm Elko County Library. Local vendors: Huckleberry Concepts, LulaRoe, Avon, BabyKakes, Pampered Chef, Quinn River Farms, Smoren’s Delites and More! Creative Ways to Use doTerra Oils - Elko, NV Monday, December 19 at 5:30pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra Essential Oils. Every Monday at 5:30pm at The Gypsy Cupboard at 452 Idaho St. Classes throughout the week as well. For More info: 778-9600.

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Ruby Mountain Toastmasters - Elko, NV Wednesday, December 21 from 6:30pm-7:30pm Meets at Great Basin College, in the EIT building on Chilton Circle Rd on the 2nd floor, room 201. This club and meetings are open to all interested parties. More info: http://4169.toastmastersclubs.org/ or 775-385-4920. Southwind at the Pioneer Saloon Wednesday, December 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm: FREE Drop by the Western Folklife Center's Pioneer Saloon at 501 Railroad Street, and enjoy the lively music of Elko's own Southwind band from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The bar will be open for business and there's room to dance! Celebrate Recovery - Elko, NV Thursday, December 22 from 6pm - 8:30pm This is a life changing recovery program that is Christcentered and ministers to the entire life spectrum as we walk through our hurts, habits and hangups. Please join us in Celebrating God's healing power in our lives every Thursday night from 6 - 8:30 p.m. And for your children, 1st - 6th grade, as we also offer the age appropriate program, "Celebration Place". Calvary Baptist Church is located at the corner of Fifth and Walnut St. For more info, call 738-6840 or check us out at www.calvaryelko.org. Sunrise Toastmasters - Elko, NV Friday, December 23 from 6:30am - 7:30am Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. at the Stockmen’s Hotel in the Bull Pen. CHRISTMAS DAY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 Creative Ways to Use doTerra Oils - Elko, NV Monday, December 26 at 5:30pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra Essential Oils. Every Monday at 5:30pm at The Gypsy Cupboard at 452 Idaho St. Classes throughout the week as well. For More info: 778-9600. Ruby Mountain Toastmasters - Elko, NV Wednesday, December 28 from 6:30pm-7:30pm Meets at Great Basin College, in the EIT building on Chilton Circle Rd on the 2nd floor, room 201. This club and meetings are open to all interested parties. More info: http://4169.toastmastersclubs.org/ or 775-385-4920. Celebrate Recovery - Elko, NV Thursday, December 29 from 6pm - 8:30pm This is a life changing recovery program that is Christcentered and ministers to the entire life spectrum as we walk through our hurts, habits and hangups. Please join us in Celebrating God's healing power in our lives every Thursday night from 6 - 8:30 p.m. And for your children, 1st - 6th grade, as we also offer the age appropriate

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'Tis the Season of

Giving Pictured in the photo from left to right: Travis Gerber (F.I.S.H. Board Chairman), Josh Olsen (Elko Roofing), Sherry Smith (F.I.S.H. Executive Director), and Alma Olsen (A1 Builder Investments, Inc.)

A1 Builder & Elko Roofer It’s the season of giving and Elko Roofing is sharing their good will with Friends In Service Helping (F.I.S.H.) A1 Builder Investments, Inc., dba Elko Roofing recently donated very generously by replacing the roof on the Samaritan House at a discounted bid and by further donating back an additional $1046.90 in material and labor towards the project. The house is located on South 5th Street and is Elko’s emergency homeless shelter which provides shelter and meals to individuals and families in crisis. In 2015, the Samaritan House, which has an occupancy capacity of 21 beds, provided 3,791 individual night stays in 2015. “It’s amazing and unbelievable,” said Smith of the outpouring from the company on this project.” F.I.S.H. and the community would like to thank Elko Roofing for their very kind and thoughtful generosity. “The roof was starting to leak and Elko Roofing came to the rescue.” said Smith, Executive Director. Friends In Service Helping is a nonprofit agency that began in 1987 in Elko County. The mission of FISH is to determine and provide for the needs of individuals seeking urgent or supplemental assistance in Elko County and surrounding Northeastern Nevada. FISH offers emergency food assistance, case management, soup kitchen-hot lunches, employment required needs assistance, stranded travelers’ aid, showers & hygiene supplies, aid for chronically homeless, laundry facility & supplies, emergency clothing & furniture vouchers, medical/prescription assistance, bread day for seniors and families, commodity distribution homemaker services to the elderly, holiday food box/gift program and permanent housing program. FISH is located at 821 Water Street, Elko or by phone at (775)738-3038. The hours at Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

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Curried Butternut Squash Bisque with Cashew Cream

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Healthier Pumpkin Banana Bread with Maple Caramel Icing

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Curried Butternut Squash Bisque with Cashew Cream

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa, Pears, and Pecans Photo & recipe courtesy of www.theroastedroot.net

Photo & recipe courtesy of www.healthy-delicious.com

Ingredients:

FOR THE QUINOA STUFFING:

Ingredients:

FOR THE ROASTED ACORN SQUASH:

• Zest of ½ an orange

• 1 medium butternut squash

FOR THE CASHEW CREAM

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 1/2 onion, chopped

• 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

• 2 acorn squash, halved • Olive oil • Honey

• ¾ cup uncooked quinoa • ¼ cup fresh orange juice • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

• Kosher salt

• ½ teaspoon kosher salt

• Cinnamon

• ½ pear, chopped

• ½ cup dried cranberries • ¼ cup pecans, chopped

• 1 to 2 ounces goat chevre, crumbled

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 2 garlic cloves, minced

• 1 tablespoon hot Madras curry powder

• 4 cups reduced sodium vegetable stock • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro,

• 1/3 cup cashews

• 1 tablespoon lime juice • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil

• 1 generous pinch sea salt

chopped (for garnish)

Preparation

Preparation

TO PREPARE THE ROASTED ACORN SQUASH 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Cut the tip and tail off of each acorn squash, and them length-wise. Scoop the seeds and innards out of each half.

1. Heat the oven to 400ºF. Cut the squash in half, length-wise, and scoop out the seeds. Place on a baking sheet, cut side down. Roast the squash for 30-40 minutes, or until it's very soft and the skin starts to bubble. Remove from the oven and let cool. Peel away the skin.

2. Drizzle each half with about a tablespoon of olive oil, so that all of the flesh is lightly coated. Drizzle each half with about a tablespoon (or two) of honey. Sprinkle kosher salt and cinnamon over the squash. Place the acorn squash cut-side up on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until the squash is very tender when poked with a fork. TO PREPARE THE QUINOA STUFFING: 1. Rinse the quinoa well and soak it in a small pot for about 10 minutes. Drain the quinoa and add 1.5 cups of water to the pot. Bring the quinoa to a full boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pot, and allow the quinoa to simmer until all of the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. 2. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, olive oil, cinnamon, and salt. Once the quinoa is finished cooking, transfer it to a large bowl and pour the orange dressing over it. Add the remaining ingredients and mix everything together well.

2. Heat the olive oil in a soup pot. Add the onions and garlic; cook 4-5 minutes, until soft but not brown. Stir in the curry powder and cook one minute. Add the squash and vegetable stock. Cook 5-10 minutes, or until heated through. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. 3. Serve topped with cashew cream and chopped parsley. FOR THE CASHEW CREAM: Soak the cashews in 1 cup of water for at least 30 minutes. Drain. Add the soaked nuts, almond milk, lime juice, and oil to your blender; blend on high until smooth. Season to taste with salt.

3. Scoop desired amount of quinoa stuffing into each acorn squash and serve!

Vanilla Bean Caramel Pecan Bars

Healthier Pumpkin Banana Bread with Maple Caramel Icing

Photo & recipe courtesy of www.kailleyskitchen.com

Ingredients: FOR THE CRUST:

• 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar • 2 cups all-purpose flour

•1 cup (2 sticks) sweet cream butter, softened FOR THE TOPPING:

• 12 T (1.5 sticks) melted sweet cream butter

FOR THE VANILLA BEAN SAUCE:

Photo and recipe courtesy of www.americanheritagecooking.com

Ingredients:

• 2C sugar

FOR THE BREAD:

• 1 T vanilla bean paste

• 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

• 1/2 C Water

• 1 C heavy cream

• 1/2 T Fleur de Sel

• 3/4 cup honey

• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

• 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed • 5 T heavy cream

• 4 cups shelled pecans, coarsely chopped

Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9" x 12" baking pan. Sift confectioners' sugar and flour together in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in butter until fine crumbs form. Pat crust into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

2. Remove from oven and let cool. While crust is cooling, mix together melted butter, honey, vanilla extract, and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl until fully incorporated. Add heavy cream and mix. Fold in pecans, taking care to make sure that they are as evenly coated as possible. Spread pecan mixture over crust, using a spatula to move it into edges. Bake for 27-30 minutes. 3. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting into squares (it may look slightly under-done, it will set as it cools)

4. Drizzle each square with vanilla bean and fleur de sel caramel just before serving. Serve bars at room temperature; bars can be stored in an air-tight container and frozen for up to 3 months. TO MAKE VANILLA BEAN & FLEUR DE DEL CARAMEL SAUCE: Add sugar to medium saucepan and pour water around the sugar. Add vanilla paste and cook over medium to high heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Cook without stirring or until mixture turns a dark amber (approx 5 minutes) Swirl the pan to saturate color, then remove from heat. Add cream, when bubbling subsides bring sauce to a coil and cook over moderate heat. Stir until hardened caramel is dissolved, then stir in fleur de sel and let cool.

• 2 cups spelt flour

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• ½ teaspoon baking powder • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

• 16 oz (1 can) pumpkin puree

• 1 cup applesauce (no sugar added) • 2 tablespoons canola oil • ¼ cup buttermilk

• 2 cups dark brown sugar, packed • 1 cup granulated sugar • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

• 3 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

• ½ teaspoon ground ginger

• ¼ cup unsalted butter, cold

• 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg

• 4 oz cold cream cheese

• ½ teaspoon ground allspice

• pinch kosher salt

• ¼ teaspoon ground cloves • ¼ teaspoon ground mace

• 3 medium, very ripe bananas

• ¼ teaspoon Saigon cinnamon

• 1 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted • 1/3 cup Maple Caramel Sauce

Preparation 1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter and sugar (or flour) 2: 9"x 5" x 3" loaf pans. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, powder, salt and all the spices; set aside. 2. In a separate bowl add the bananas and blend/process until smooth. Next add the pumpkin, applesauce and oil; process until smooth. Add the buttermilk, and blend. Add the brown and granulated sugar and blend until smooth. Add the eggs and blend. Add half the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and gently fold to incorporate. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture. Very few lumps should remain. 3. Pour into your baking pans. Fill about 2/3 of the pan. Bake for 40-75 min. Start peeking at 45 min. Cool 20 min. in the pan and then turn them out to cool completely.

TO MAKE THE FROSTING: Beat cream cheese, butter, salt and cinnamon on medium speed until smooth, apprx. 2-3 min. Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing until smooth and creamy. Slowly pour the caramel into the frosting in gradual increments until the frosting is a spreadable consistency and achieves the maple flavor you desire. Frost cool loaves with an offset spatula.


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This year Stray Dog is proud to announce that we will also be teaming up with Elko Realty LLC, multiple local schools, lenders, Bradshaw Law Offices and REALTORS as well to help with toy donations and deliveries. Our community has done such an amazing thing each year by helping us meet our goals of helping local families in need. Last year we were able to help 336 children have a Christmas and this year we would like to help more. Should you, or a family you know need help this year with Christmas, or if you would like to donate or possibly adopt an entire family please contact

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MLB Free Agency

CO NTRIB U TE D BY ADRIAN BOWLES, RENO NEV.

That’s a wrap! The 2016 season has come to an end and the Chicago Cubs have won their first World Series Championship in 108 years. The curse is finally broken. But just like anything else it’s time to look ahead to what the future has to offer. The Cubs made big changes prior to the 2016 season acquiring Manager Joe Madden, veteran outfielder Jason Heyward, and veteran utility player Ben Zobrist; who eventually won the World Series MVP. Moves like these can make or break your upcoming season. But now is the time for General Managers to prepare for the 2017 season and there are a lot of big names on the free agency list this offseason. Lets take a look at some of the biggest names that are newly free agents. Lets start with the two biggest names that are on the free agency list this season, Yoenis Cespedes and Edwin Encarnacion. After opting out of his outrageous 75 million dollar contract, with two years and 47.5 million dollars left on his contract, Cespedes is on the hunt for a new team or more money. Cespedes slammed 48 homeruns in just 189 games with the New York Mets earning 27.5 million dollars in the 2016 season. Cespedes hit .280 with 31 homeruns, 86 RBI, with a .354 on base percentage leading his team in both home runs and RBI. Cespedes offers great defensive ability when he plays either of the corner outfield positions. The Mets have offered Cespedes a qualifying offer, which is the average of the highest 125 contracts in the MLB, 17.2 million dollars. The catch to the qualifying offers are, if a team makes a qualifying offer to a player and he still chooses to go play for another team, the new team he signs with is required to give the player’s old team their first draft pick in the upcoming draft. But after seeing how outrageous his last contract was no one expects Cespedes to take the 17.2 million when he earned 27.5 million last year and still performed up to par. Many teams are interested in his

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ability he brings to the field but who is going to afford Cespedes’ price he is asking for, he did just opt out of a contract that was going to pay him 23.75 million over the next two years. Edwin Encarnacion has also been offered a qualifying offer to return to play for the Toronto Blue Jays. Encarnacion earned about 7.2 million dollars in 2016 batting .263 with 42 homeruns, 127 RBI, with an on base percentage of .357. Despite making less money than Cespedes, Encarnacion’s numbers are much more productive. The qualifying offer from the Blue Jays at 17.2 million must look pretty good when it’s 10 million dollars above his last contract. But according to his agent, Paul Kinzer, Encarnacion is looking for a 5-year contract where his is making around 25 million dollars annually. That is a lot of money for a designated hitter and first baseman, but his defensive ability at first definitely stood out this season making him an attractive player for National League teams as well. Encarnacion carried the Blue Jays offensively leading the team in home runs and RBIs. We’ll see if the Jays will be able to offer a contract big enough for him. The Blue Jays also lost All-Star outfielder Jose Bautista to free agency this season. So how will Toronto be able to hold one or two of their best players who are both in search of big contracts? Being ranked #1 and #2 best free agents in the offseason means a lot of teams won’t be able to afford them. Thankfully this year’s free agency list has a lot of position players to compare them to. There aren’t many infielders that play to the capacity that Encarnacion does but the market does have some options available. Another hardhitting first basemen who is available is 35 year-old Mike

Edwin Encarnacion, sportsonearth.com


Napoli of the Cleveland Indians. Napoli hit .239 with a career high 34 homeruns, 101 RBI, and 194 strikeouts in 2016. In his 11-year career Napoli has made it to the post season in eight of those seasons; so his teams normally find a way to win games. The Cleveland Indians did not offer Napoli the qualifying offer now letting other teams make offers to him. Last season the Indians signed Napoli to a one-year 7 million dollar deal where he eventually made about 10 million dollars with bonuses. Following Napoli’s most productive year, why wouldn’t the Tribe want to sign him for an extra 10 million? Having Napoli’s power-bat in the lineup took a lot of added pressure off of their utility player Carlos Santana who also hit 34 home runs. After watching how well their team played together throughout the season it will be interesting to see how the Indians further pursue Mike Napoli, if they choose to do so at all. Among other infield free agents the Dodger have lost both veteran second baseman Chase Utley and third basemen Justin Turner. Finishing his age 37 season, Utley batted .252 with 14 homeruns and 58 RBI with the best season he’s had since leaving the Phillies in 2014. Utley earned around 7 million dollars in 2016. But going into his age 38 season how much more does Utley have left in the tank? The Dodgers did not offer a qualifying offer to Utley but they did offer one to Justin Turner, but seems unlikely that he’ll take the offer. Turner finished the 2016 season batting .275 with 27 homeruns and 90 RBI making him the most attractive third baseman on the market, which leads to the reason why he didn’t take the qualifying offer. Turner is looking for a big payday after only making 2.5 million dollars in 2016 while being one of the National League’s best third basemen.

supplying another great bat that can play anywhere on the lineup card. Despite not having as great of defensive ability Jose Bautista is also a free agent. Bautista normally patrols in right field with his great arm but doesn’t have the speed to cover that much ground. But where Bautista’s defense is lacking his offense definitely is not, Bautista batted .234 this past season with 22 homeruns and 69 RBI. Bautista as hit a whopping 262 home runs since 2009 for the Blue Jays. He doesn’t only supply his ability on the field; the energy he’s brought into Blue Jays games is undeniable. Adding a veteran player like Bautista to any team might be able to fire up the rest of the players who are there. Two other outfield veterans who have always been a threat at the plate who are now free agents are Mark Trumbo of the Baltimore Orioles and Matt Holiday of the St. Louis Cardinals. Mark Trumbo led the American League in homeruns smacking 47 in 2016, along with driving in 108 RBI and batting .256. Trumbo has been known for his power since the Angels drafted him in 2004, but no one knew he would continue to hit at least 30 home runs season after season. After only making 9.15 million dollars in 2016 the Orioles have offered Trumbo the qualifying offer to stay with the team. With his production in Baltimore and receiving 8 million dollars more it could be possible that we see Trumbo in an Orioles uniform again next season. Where Trumbo might likely remain with the same team the situation with Matt Holiday is very different. Holiday didn’t have a bad year in 2016 batting .246 with 20 home runs and 62 RBI, but the Cardinals are looking to revamp their team with younger players. Randal Grichuk came along having an amazing third

Outfield free agents have bigger names to offer. World Series Champion center fielder Dexter Fowler is now a free agent after opting out of his contract to remain with the Chicago Cubs. Fowler batted .276 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI in 2016. Last season Fowler nearly signed with the Baltimore Orioles but backed out late to join the Cubs on their road to victory. Fowler can play any of the outfield positions with phenomenal ability while also

Yoenis Cespedes, foxsports.com

Mark Trumbo, espn.com

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season batting .240 with 24 home runs and 68 RBI. Grichuk is now 25 compared to Holiday’s 36 years of age. The Cardinals didn’t make Holiday a qualifying offer while stating Grichuk will be the new starter in left field. Holiday only started 85 games for the Cardinals in left field, imagine if he had much more playing time, his stats could be very different. Holiday may not have the speed or defensive ability that he once had, but he offers still a productive bat in the lineup for a cheaper price. After reaching the biggest deal in club history at 120 million in 2010, Holiday earned 17 million dollars last season. But after not receiving a qualifying offer, one can imagine that his new contract won’t be as magnificent as his last. Finally, pitching is lacking the most in this 2016 free agent market although two of the leagues best closers are available, Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen. Where Jansen received a qualifying offer from the Dodgers, Chapman didn’t from the Cubs. Jansen posted a 1.83 ERA with 47 saves and 104 strikeouts in only 68.2 innings pitched. Jansen’s numbers were outstanding. Much like Jansen, Chapman posted a 1.55 ERA with 36 saves and 90 strikeouts in only 58 innings pitched. Both players’ stats are very similar and both pitchers bring high heat. Chapman is known as the fastest person to ever throw a baseball touching 105 MPH and Jansen is known to hit the 102 MPH mark from time to time. Both pitchers also made about 8 million dollars last season yet Jansen is the only to receive the qualifying offer. Both are on the hunt for mega deals this offseason though. With how productive Jansen has been, a contract for him shouldn’t be very different than Chapman’s.

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Matador Surface

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While drones are the new craze with amazing footage and accessibility, why not go along for the ride? Still currently in testing but the company has full intentions of bringing this beast to market. Made of an aluminum body frame while the cab is a composite of carbon fiber and epoxy. Able to cruise for 23 minutes at 62 mph on its all electric motors, you might just have found your next commute vehicle. Safety and comfort are not left out either. In the are chance one of the eight blades stops working it can safely descend you from its maximum height of 1500 feet above ground.

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/// MATA DO R SUR FACE $60

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Can there be anything more gadgety than mechanic ”ing” in your own garage? Well Matador just made it even better. This new kind of “multitool” is made of an ultra durable composite material that is gas, grease, water and oil proof. Lay it down as your next work space and find a hardware trap for nuts, bolts, screw and small parts or use the protractor corner or laser engraved millimeter rule for a quick measurement. Need a break? You’ll find 4, yes 4 bottle openers for a quick refreshment no matter which corner you roll to. Stay organized on your next project with Matador Surface.

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Elite 1st Aid Stomp Medical Kit

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Covering all your basic medical needs and adding in components for major medical emergencies. From trachea tubes to a blood pressure cuff you will be geared to the level of a field medic. Simple bandages and sprays are necessity and included but you will also find hard splints for broken bones, glucose blood sugar issues, sprays for burns and bites, as well as suture kits, scalpels, tweezers, shears and a ton more.. This is a must in any hunt camp or off-road, backcountry adventure.

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Grill Sergeant Apron

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Take charge of the grill this summer with the apron of all apron. Start with an adjustable strap (you'll need it once it's loaded up) that creates a one-size-fits-all apron. Then stack a whole 6 pack of your favorite libation in the ammo holder to keep you and buddies well hydrated. A bottle opener will swing at your side just above 2 spice pockets, 3 sauce pockets and 4 tool pockets for tongs, spatula, etc. Lastly, you'll find a QuickDraw pocket for your spray bottle to keep your fire tame or gently mist your favorite meat on the grill. Every man will be proud to wear this apron.

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Ghost Stryke

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Have you ever taken hearing protection on your hunt only to find your ears ringing because the shot presented itself faster than you could get your "ears on"? What if you could protect your ears from the shot yet enhance your hearing at the same time? Sport ear asked the same question and came up with an amazing product called Ghost Stryke. The Ghost Stryke enhances your hearing up to 6 times while dampening loud noise like a shot by over 30db. With digital noise compression you will hear what you want to and compress what you don't. Your new ears could also be used at the range, at work, on a job site, around loud equipment or even a sporting event or concert. This digital technology is powered by two standard hearing aid batteries. Pink, black, tan, or red....Your choice but you'll be hearing like never before while protecting your hearing for a lifetime.

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Orca Coolers

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Orca uses the same technology of other coolers on the market with 2" of injected commercial grade polyurethane foam that allows for up to 10 days of keeping ice which is the same as a YETI. From the non slip feet, to the heavy duty lid construction and Orca tail latches you'll find this bear proof cooler standing up to anything you put it through. Gear up with a new Orca cooler for food or game meat this fall. In multiple colors and comes in a 20-140 qt. sizes that also claim to fit more ice than a Yeti or comparable size.

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Heated Gloves

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Lucent heated gloves by Outdoor Research. Warm hands are a must to be comfortable. Outdoor research has a perfect fit and warmth at a touch of a button. Whether you are on the first ski lift in the morning or sitting on ducks at dawn the AltiHeat technology will keep your digits warm. EnuraLoft insulation to trap the heat and GoreTex lining to keep moisture out. This award winning glove has a rechargeable system that will maintain heat for hours of comfort in the great outdoors.

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American Muscle Grill

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This American Muscle Grill (AMG) comes fully loaded, like it or not. Inspired by the 1965 Ford Shelby Mustang this grill packs 100,000 BTU out of 16 gauge stainless burners, spring loaded hinge, optional 100 pound rotisserie and blue LED lights to round out this beast of a cooker. However, these are not the unique features. The AMG lets you chose your fuel. That's right, charcoal, gas, wood, lump charcoal, IR heat or even wood pellets. AMG's unique Multi-Fuel tray system let's you quickly ignite any fuel source and sear, smoke or grill your way to BBQ bliss.

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Zubin Axe

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For the true outdoorsman/survivalist, take your walking stick to the next level. The Zubin Axe takes a traditional walking stick and adds vital attachments for your next outdoor excursion. With a simple bolt on system choose from an axe, hunting spear, saw, sling shot or fish/frog spear to seal the deal for dinner in the great outdoors. No messing around with your next walking stick.

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Spot Global Phone

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If you have ever explored around the Elko area then you know that our beautiful mountains and limitless backcountry will eat up your cell phone coverage. Don’t be stranded or out of touch ever again with etc Spot Global Phone. Once a only tangible by Wall Street Executives, the satellite phone has come a long way. With crystal clear voice quality and now data connectivity to send texts and emails, you’ll never be disconnected again. Don’t worry, for peace and quiet it still has a power button.

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Thrive Cosmically

Moon Dusts work synergistically at the deepest levels to enhance your beauty, brain, body, sexual energy, sleep and spirit. These transformative formulas are alchemized with the most potent organic and wild-crafted herbs, adaptogenic plants, and bioactive minerals available.

Each Moon Dust comes in a glass jar filled with 15.5 servings depending on taste and desired level of potency. Add one teaspoon to 8oz of any hot or cold liquid. Delicious with nut milk water or tea. Don’t be afraid to double dose!

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If your workouts don’t stop when you travel, the Pocket Kettle bell might need to be part of your arsenal. The benefits of a kettle bell workout have stood the test of decades and now you can travel with this uniques design. Taking a large piece of iron and supplement a fillable bladder made of durable rubber (the same to make zodiac inflatable boats), the Pocket Kettle bell lets you use water, sand, dirt, mud or whatever you can fit in the opening with the included funnel. The collapsable piece travels with you until you’re ready to use it. With sizes of 15, 30 and 45 pounds you will find a weight ample for the beginner to the enthusiast. Also use it as a dumbbell, a weighted ball, or even offset your push-ups.

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Thermacell Mosquito Repellent

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Every hunter knows that with the outdoors comes the elements and some are more annoying than others. Thermacell takes one of those elements out to make your hunt that much more comfortable. With replaceable cartridges that emit an attractant for those nasty mosquitos and black flies you'll never be swatting at the wrong moment again. No batteries either. The Thermacell uses a replaceable butane cartridge that, in combination with the repeller mat, emits a CO2 combo that insect love. Don't worry it's completely silent and will not emit a scent that would scare of animals.

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Elko Christmas Bird Count Prior to the turn of the century, people engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas "Side Hunt": They would choose sides and go afield with their guns; whoever brought in the biggest pile of feathered (and furred) quarry won. Conservation was in its beginning stages around the turn of the 20th century, and many observers and scientists were becoming concerned about declining bird populations. Beginning on Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank Chapman, an early officer in the then budding Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition-a "Christmas Bird Census"-that would count birds in the holidays rather than hunt them. So began the Christmas Bird Count. Thanks to the inspiration of Frank M. Chapman and the enthusiasm of twenty-seven dedicated birders, twenty-five Christmas Bird Counts were held that day. The locations ranged from Toronto, Ontario to Pacific Grove, California with most counts in or near the population centers of northeastern North America. Those original 27 Christmas Bird Counters tallied around 90 species on all the counts combined. This year marks the 117th Christmas Bird Count. Each December, birders interesting in participating in the CBC can sign up and join in through the Audubon website. From December 14 through January 5 each year tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas brave snow, wind, or rain, and take part in the effort. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this long-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations - and to help guide conservation action. The data collected by observers over the past century allow researchers, conservation biologists, and other interested individuals to study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. When combined with other surveys such as the Breeding Bird Survey, it provides a picture of how the continent's bird populations have changed in time and space over the past hundred years.

There is a specific methodology to the CBC, and all participants must make arrangements to participate in advance with the circle compiler, but anyone can participate. Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear all day. The Elko Count Circle includes portions of Elko, Spring Creek, and South Fork. It's not just a species tally--all birds are counted all day, giving an indication of the total number of birds in the circle that day. If you are a beginning birder, you will be able to join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. If your home is within the boundaries of a CBC circle, then you can even report the birds that visit your feeder on count day as long as you have made prior arrangement with the count compiler. Come join the members of Bristlecone Audubon as they hold their 27th Elko Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Everyone is welcome and all levels of experience can participate, new birders will be partnered with experienced members. Observers meet at 7:30 a.m. at one of two locations, one in Elko and one in Spring Creek. Groups will go out on assigned routes which take an average of 4 to 6 hours to complete. At 4:30 p.m. all count information is turned in at the annual potluck dinner where the data is compiled and preliminary results can be announced. For more info contact: Lois K. Ports at 775-753-2569 or ports@frontiernet.net.

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Anacabe's Elko General Merchandise Headlamps, flashlights and chargers! Prices vary. 416 Idaho St. | 738-3295

Anacabe's Elko General Merchandise Knives, money clips and sharpeners. Prices vary. 416 Idaho St. | 738-3295

Supreme comfort and advanced performance make the Baltoro ideal for weekend warriors and demanding users alike. This backpack’s secret sauce combines dynamic load balancing in tough terrain plus a trim design that feels perfectly sized. 453 Idaho St. | 738-3950

Cedar Creek Clothing The Northface Osito 2 Jacket

Lightweight warmth doesn't get any softer than this high-pile fleece jacket that's crafted with a tailored waist, a cozy oversized collar, and comfortable stretch cuffs and hem for a flattering fit. 453 Idaho St. | 738-3950

Cedar Creek Clothing Anacabe's Elko General Merchandise Minnetonka moccasins! Prices vary. 416 Idaho St. | 738-3295

Hydro Flask

Hydroflask Bottles keep your favorite hot or cold beverage at just the right temperature. They are available in a multitude of sizes and colors. Stays cold up to 24 hours, Stays hot up to 6 hours. 453 Idaho St. | 738-3950

Anacabe's Elko General Merchandise Blankets - From surplus to fancy! Starting at $25! 416 Idaho St. | 738-3295

Cedar Creek Clothing ACORN, Talara Mule Slippers

These beautiful booties feature an authentic 100% boiled wool upper with original embroidery detail. They are fully lined in soft sherpa fleece and have a non-slip weatherproof sole for indoor/outdoor wear. 453 Idaho St. | 738-3950

5J Music NFL Beanies! Prices range from $17-$25. 438 S 5th St. | 778-0484

5J Music Fairies, fairies and more fairies! Prices range from $11-$40. 438 S 5th St. | 778-0484

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5J Music Pop action figures are the latest trend. Prices range from $14-16. 438 S 5th St. | 778-0484

5J Music Gifts for the music lover - guitars, amps, accessories with major brands including Ibanez Teton Johnson, AXL, and Fender. Prices vary! 438 S 5th St. | 778-0484


Cedar Creek Clothing KUHL Jacket

The KÜHL BURR™ JACKET LINED is a rugged, soft cotton canvas jacket that’s ready for anything in a timeless style and built for ultimate versatility. 453 Idaho St. | 738-3950

Indigo/Hayley's Worlds Most Comfortable Socks! The perfect stocking stuffer! 386 5th Street | 778-9600

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Cedar Creek Clothing Everest wool hat is partially lined in plush fleece, this tightly knit wool hat gives you the benefit of 2 layers of heat-trapping fibers. Wool’s natural stretch provides a comfortable fit, and the earflaps guarantee warm lobes when breezes blow cold. 453 Idaho St. | 738-3950

Bodily's Furniture Football season is here! Make everyone comfortable for the game when they sink into this marshmallow soft reclining sofa and love seat. Recliner also available. 440 Commercial St. | 738-3136

Bodily's Furniture This classic two tone fabric and leather look sofa and love seat makes any room get noticed. Curved wood trim and beautiful pillows. 440 Commercial St. | 738-3136

Bodily's Furniture A little bit country and a lot of love. These distressed white pieces make any room feel like home. The island table comes with two stools and two chairs. Cute storage cubbies on the side. The numbered drawer chest can go anywhere in your house. 440 Commercial St. | 738-3136

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Bonterra Wine Farmed organically since 1987. The inspiration for farming this way was simple: organic grapes produce the purest expressions of the varietals and land on which they are farmed. 386 5th Street | 778-9600

Touch of Heaven Clearwater Spa - Cabo - Resort Series, Signature. Sit back and relax in the full-body lounge. See store for pricing. 2160 Idaho St. | 753-4553

Touch of Heaven Clearwater Spa -Tradition - Beachcraft, Signature. Premium 7-person hot tub with 67 hydrotherapy massage. See store for pricing. 2160 Idaho St. | 753-4553

Bodily's Furniture Soft and snuggly for Christmas morning, this slightly curved sectional with dazzle any family room. Pillows are included. 440 Commercial St. | 738-3136

Touch of Heaven XS76L XS Series – Gold. Deluxe 5-person hot tub with 25 hydrotherapy massage jets and a full body lounge. Made in the U.S.A. Dimensions: 76" x 76" x 34". See store for pricing. 2160 Idaho St. | 753-4553

Touch of Heaven Passport PS44 - A truly portable sauna. Prices dramatically discounted for Christmas! 2160 Idaho St. | 753-4553

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Cedar Creek Clothing MSR Evo snowshoes remain a favorite of snowshoers around the world, delivering dependability, stability, and control. 453 Idaho St. | 738-3950

Elko Sew Vac Gingher 8-Inch Knife Edge Dressmaker's Shears. Prices start at $59.95. 1250 Lamoille Hwy #940 | 778-6763

Elko Sew Vac Husqvarna E-20

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Custom Stained Glass Wine Cork holders, many more in stock! Prices range from $25-$45. 397 Court St. | 738-1344

Custom Stained Glass Car charms! Great for stocking stuffers or office gifts! All under $10. 397 Court St. | 738-1344

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Cedar Creek Clothing The MicroRocket stove is not just small and light, it also delivers the best balance of weight, size, performance and price of any stove in its class. 453 Idaho St. | 738-3950

KH Designs Jewelry These custom Nevada Key Rings will make the perfect gift for anyone on your list! Made in Nevada of course, by metalsmith Kimberly Hunter. Can be personalized as well. www.khdesigns.com | 340-2239

KH Designs Jewelry Handmade Barbed Wire Jewelry. Bracelets and Earring, in Sterling silver, Copper combination, or all sterling. Made to order, so call today. www.khdesigns.com | 340-2239

KH Designs Jewelry Let Kimberly make beautiful jewelry out of your elk ivory! One of a kind pieces using sterling silver, or 14k gold. She has a variety of beautiful Nevada mined Turquoise, that can be added as well! www.khdesigns.com | 340-2239

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Custom Stained Glass Basque Gifts. Prices vary! 397 Court St. | 738-1344

Custom Stained Glass Solar Lanterns! Prices range from $16-$25. 397 Court St. | 738-1344


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Unique collection of gift items, such as gourmet foods, women's jewelry and scarves, home and holiday decor, bath products, wine, beer, coffee and much more! Product lines such as Wind & Willow, Earth Luxe, Willow Tree, For Tea's Sake and many others.

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Christmas

Kitchen Guide The kitchen lies at the heart of Christmas. It fills your home with the scent of winter spices, mince pies, and roasting turkey, and keeps family and friends fed and happy with Christmas treats.

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But it’s no easy task to create that effortless atmosphere of festive cheer. There are visitors dropping by in need of refreshments, the kids are in a permanent state of over-excitement, and on the big day itself an operation of military precision must be organized to ensure a delicious Christmas dinner arrives at the dining room table on time. It can seem like an impossible task to keep on top of everything, but worry not because help is at hand. Ruby Mountain Woodworking has put together the Christmas kitchen guide, with tips and information on everything you need to make your Christmas go perfectly.


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Instructions 1. Mix the Butter, Powdered Sugar, Egg, Vanilla and optional Almond Extract together until well blended. 2. Sift together the Flour, Baking Soda and Cream of Tarter. 3. Slowly add it to the mix until all has been incorporated. 4. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. 5. When ready, remove from refrigerator and roll out dough on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters. 6. Decorate with your choice of sprinkles and place on a cookie sheet. 7. Bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes.

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• Reclaim your counters. Temporarily store

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• Get party ready. Pull all holiday dishware

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Ongoing Chiropractic Care Keeping your Family Safe

“If I start chiropractic care, do I have to keep going forever?”

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Why Choose Ongoing

Chiropractic Care? “If I start chiropractic care, do I have to keep going forever?”

Contributed by Dr. Todd Wendell of Ruby Mountain Chiropractic Center

It’s a common myth associated with chiropractic care that is simply not true. While we’re happy to help our patients feel better by bringing them out of pain with chiropractic care, having to go forever isn’t the case. Even though a course of care varies for each person, one thing is true—we aim to make you a partner in your health. And while you don’t have to do anything, we have many patients who choose to see us on a regular basis. Have you ever wondered about maintenance care?

2. Improved Posture Let’s face it—a lot of us sit for most of our day or stare at some portable device. You might not notice immediate problems from over-sitting or looking down, but down the line your posture could suffer. When your posture is compromised, this can lead to other issues like sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain and more. Get ahead of these issues by opting for structural chiropractic care, reversing these habits before you develop a problem.

Here’s how it can benefit you.

3. Enhanced Wellness Many patients, after reaching what science constitutes “normal” can tell when they need an adjustment. We can do more than just bring you out of pain—we help our patients continue to live the life they desire without problems through health optimization. This doesn’t mean we need to see someone for an adjustment every day or even every week—sometimes, just a once to twice a month “tune up” can be ideal.

1. Prevention When you visit our practice for ongoing chiropractic care, it can actually help you strengthen your problem area to help prevent an injury from reoccurring. Regular adjustments also keep your body balanced and in tune, allowing for better healing and correction of new spinal problems to avoid a relapse. Many continue to make objectified changes on X-Ray

Ready to make your next appointment with our practice and enhance your life? Give us a call today at 775-777-3033.

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pipes, regulators, valves, or other types of propane equipment. Once the snow has fallen, make certain that the venting of ALL gas appliances and propane regulators remain clear of snow and ice. Should snow or ice cover a vent, bend or break the venting, gas fumes could become trapped in a home which could potentially cause carbon monoxide poisoning. When clearing the roof, avoid shoveling snow onto exposed piping around the propane regulator near the building or onto the propane tank and piping, as well as any meters or other piping that may be in use. In addition, all propane tanks should be kept free of any snow accumulation. Whenever possible, use a broom instead of a shovel in order to not damage your propane system components.

Make sure you know how and where to shut off the outdoor propane supply and indoor propane appliances and that all family members know what propane smells like and can detect its odor.

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IF YOU SMELL PROPANE, TAKE THE RIGHT STEPS: 1. Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. 2. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cellphones. 3. Get everyone away from the home or area where you suspect gas is leaking. 4. If safe to do so, close or shut off the main gas supply valve by turning it clockwise. 5. Call your propane provider immediately from a safe place to report the leak. If you cannot reach your propane provider, call 911 and do not return to the area until a propane provider, emergency responder, or qualified service technician gives the OK. 6. GET YOUR SYSTEM CHECKED. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, your propane retailer must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.

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Varmae Betancourt VA R M A E WA S N O M I N AT E D F O R H E R C O N T I N U O U S P H I L A N T H R O P I C W O R K T H R O U G H O U T O U R C O M M U N I T Y.

Varmae was born and raised in Elko, she

Merchants association started with a small

has been the owner/ operator of Taco Time

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for the past 30 years.

bus that is generously donated by Coach

Varmae started and continues to spear head our local stuff the bus program. Varmae began the program thirteen years ago and has continued to grow it to ensure that local children in need get presents and winter clothing for Christmas. "I started stuff the bus because of my daughter Brandee, she would get plenty of presents from our big family. I wanted to show her that other people needed help with presents sometimes." The East End

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USA! Varmae and the East End Merchants association usually help over 100 children a year. "We accept new toys (unwrapped) new coats , blankets , hats, gloves & gift cards." Children are able to sign up at Taco Time. "We distribute the toys by letting the children that are chosen go inside and pick out what they want." Varmae said she couldn't continue the program without the communities help and has received a stupendous amount of support from Barrick Cortez, they have


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done fundraisers and raffles for stuff the bus to help raise money for the program and have also donated food! Cash donations can be made to any Wells Fargo Branch to the Stuff the Bus Program, cash jars will also be at Taco time, Albertsons, The Wild Rose and other East End merchant locations. The last day to make donations is December 9th. Varmae is not only a phenomenally generous individual, but a generous and caring local business owner. Varmae we are so grateful for everything you do for our community! You are such a inspiration and role model. Thank you for your generosity and continued commitment to improve our community and commitment to change the lives of hundreds of local children every Christmas. You are a fabulous Good Neighbor!

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Interfaith Christmas Crèche Exhibit Highlighting Christmas Wreaths Christmas is a magical time of year with homes, business, city streets, and churches decked with decorations and reminders of the season. Many of those decorations that we enjoy have traditional symbolism associated with them. For some, this beautiful symbolism may get lost in the modern-day hustle and bustle of Christmas. Wreaths are one those traditional decorations which has symbolism the some may not be aware of. To remind of us of the symbolism, Christmas Wreaths will be featured at this year’s Annual Elko Regional Interfaith Christmas Crèche Exhibit.

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In a 1988 New York Times article it states, “The evergreen wreath— its circular shape an emblem not only of perfection and unity but also of the warm, enduring sun— later became a Christian symbol for Christ’s suffering and ultimate triumph over death. It is believed that the holly wreath, with its sharp, pointed


The Christian symbolism of the wreath directs us to Jesus Christ, whose birth the Crèche Exhibit celebrates. leaves, first represented the crown of thorns worn by Christ on the cross, the little red berries symbolizing drops of blood. Later wreaths were formed from a variety of pines and firs, with evergreens embodying eternal life.” Years ago wreaths were decorated with four candles, three on the exterior and one in the middle. The middle candle was lit on Christmas Eve to symbolize the arrival of the Light of the World - Jesus Christ. This bit of tradition further makes the wreath a perfect addition to the Crèche Exhibit. Although wreaths will be featured, at the heart of the exhibit is the Nativity as recorded in the New Testament. Hundreds of nativities, depicting the Christmas story, from the exquisite and ornate, to the whimsical and simple will be on display. All of the displays come from members of the community. Along with the displays there will be live musical performance from local groups and individuals, children’s drawings, and, a short, live re-enactment and telling of the Christmas story repeated several times.

Twelve years ago the exhibit was started with, or initiated by, an extensive collection of Madonna and Child (or Mary and Baby Jesus) artwork. Over the years, portions of that collection have been displayed at the exhibit. The 10th Annual Exhibit, was the swan song for this collection and the last time that the entire collection was on display. This year, for those attending the exhibit, there will be the opportunity to receive one of the pieces of this collection. In partnership with Joshua Tree Shelter, the exhibit will be collecting gifts for the homeless, anything that will help them through the winter: hats, gloves, boots, thermals, sleeping bags, hand warmers, and food gift cards are some suggested items. Donations may be brought in anytime during the exhibit. The Exhibit opens Thursday, December 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ North Fifth Street building (3001 N. Fifth St., Elko). Admission to the exhibit, which is open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day, is free.

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Live musical performances begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday; and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The climax of the exhibit comes on Sunday evening with the 23rd Annual Messiah Sing-a-long at 5:00 p.m. For more information and the musical performance schedule is available at www.elkocreche.org and facebook.com/ElkoCreche.

Photos from the 2015 Crèche Exhibit courtesy of Cris Voss, Cris Voss Photography. If you would like information on the photos, or the performance schedule, let me know.

Contact Information:

Julie Eardley Elko Nevada Multi-Stake Public Affairs Assistant Director of Public Affairs The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 738-7748 (day) 738-3691 (evening) Ldswestpub@jeprographics.com

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Contributed by the staff at Elko Veterinary Clinic

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Yuck Mouth! Dental disease in pets is preventable so don't turn your nose to your pet's bad breath! The odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well. It is estimated that 75% of pets in the United States have some degree of dental disease. As the old adage goes, it’s less expensive to prevent disease than to treat disease! Periodontal disease is defined as infection and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. Periodontal disease is the most frequent disorders found in pets. It develops, as a result of buildup of bacterial plaque and the presence of calculus when no hygiene program is implemented. When periodontal disease is present, brushing your pets’ teeth is too late, and dental cleaning is required to get back on track. According to the American Association of Veterinary Dentistry, 80% of dogs and 70% cats (YES cats need dental care too) over the age three years old are affected by tartar build up. Caring for your pets’ teeth and gums is as important as caring for your own. Dogs and cats accumulate plaque five times faster than humans. The plaque buildup on just two teeth alone contains over 1 trillion bacteria. Imagine going five days without brushing your teeth!

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Elko Veterinary Clinic would be happy to work with you to develop an oral home hygiene plan for your pet. This would include going over how to begin brushing your pet's teeth and many other options that are available. If you are considering brushing your pets teeth remember that pets require special toothpaste. NEVER use human toothpaste or baking soda as these products are harmful if swallowed. Special pet toothpastes rely on enzymatic rather than brushing action to work. Thus merely applying them to your pet's teeth will reduce tartar. Unsure if your pet is in need of dental care or has an issues? Lift the lip and take a look – if you notice tartar buildup, loose or missing teeth, bleeding from the gums, excessive drooling, or painful cheeks and teeth, it’s time to bring them in for an oral exam. Other signs of dental disease include bad breath known as halitosis, dropping food, or reluctance to eat or drink. Let our veterinary team at Elko Veterinary Clinic create


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a treatment plan (estimate) that will go over exactly what we do and how we can help you take care of your pets dental needs. We can provide an at-home care plan after the dental cleaning as well! Dental disease isn’t just bad for your pet’s teeth; the bacteria buildup can actually damage internal organs, including the heart, liver, and kidneys. Pets often hide their medical problems, systemic diseases may go undetected without diagnostic testing. That is why we include preoperative blood screenings for all our dental patients. The health of your pet is our TOP priority and will dictate the treatments and medications needed to get their mouths back in tip-top shape.

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All patients are monitored with continuous pulse, oxygen saturation, respirations, and temperature measurements. In addition, our experienced staff has undergone thorough training in monitoring anesthetized patients. Keeping your pet's teeth clean will help to improve your pet's quality of life and keep them free of oral pain. It will also help prevent recurring bad breath and prolong the life of your pet's teeth by slowing gum and bone erosion. Ultimately, good oral hygiene will also prolong your pet's life by guarding against serious infection of the gums, liver, kidneys and/or heart thus optimizing our pet's health so they live longer lives. Schedule an appointment with Elko Veterinary Clinic today and receive a dental discount (for a limited time only) and dental care package to take home. We also have OraVet chews – the latest athome once-a-day TREAT that uses enzymes to help keep your pets’ teeth clean long after their dental checkup. Let us help you to receive as many clean kisses as possible.

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