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CONTENTS February 2016






Calendar of Events

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Local Finds



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Health Column



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Good Neighbor



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Khoury’s Wine of the Month Sweet Treats for my Valentine Pear Recipes


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Every Month is Dental Month Dog Licenses on Sale Horoscope


Sweetheart List

Fashion is in Full Bloom


Heating Safety 10 Things to Bring to Your Tax Preparer Children's Dental Health

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS The Western Folklife Center Wiegand Gallery is hosting Greetings from the Northern Plains, showcasing visual artists and gearmakers of the great Northern Plains region of our nation. Now through September 10, 2016. Great Basin Cowboy Gear Show & Sale - Elko, NV Wednesday, January 20 - Sunday, February 7 On display at the Northeastern Nevada Museum at 1515 Idaho St. More info: 775-738-5816. Blind Date With a Book - Elko, NV Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29 Patrons of the Elko County Library can select a book that is wrapped in brown paper where the genre, title and author are not known before hand. It’s a great way to read something new throughout the month of February. More info: 775-738-3066. Horizon Center for Grieving Children, Teens and Families - Elko, NV Monday, February 1 All meetings begin at 6pm at 1250 Lamoille Hwy Suite 143. For more information call: Horizon Hospice at 775-778-0612. Future Meetings: March 7 - March 21, April 4 - April 18, May 2 - May 16. Creative Ways to Use doTerra Oils - Elko, NV Monday, February 1 at 5:30pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra Essential Oils. Every Monday at 5:30pm. 1st and 3rd Mondays will be business classes and 2nd and 4th Mondays will be on creative ways to use essential oils to better our overall health. Classes throughout the week as well. For More info: 778-9600. Northeast Nevada Honor Band - Elko, NV Tuesday, February 2 and Wednesday, February 3 Held at the Elko Convention Center at 700 Moren Way. More info: 775-738-7281.

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Healthy Living Series: FREE community education sessions - Elko, NV Wednesday, February 3 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm Please join the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital 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 775-748-2094. FEBRUARY Topic: Heart Month, MARCH Topic: National Nutrition Month, APRIL Topic: Stress Awareness Month, MAY Topic: Mediterranean Diet, JUNE Topic: Dairy Month/ Fresh fruits & Vegetables Month. Ruby Mountain Toastmasters - Elko, NV Wednesday, February 3 from 6:30pm-7:00pm Toastmasters meets every Wednesday from 6:30-7pm at Great Basin College, upstairs at the Carl A. Deikhans Center for Industrial Tech. Rm 201. Celebrate Recovery - Elko, NV Thursday, February 4 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 Street. For more info, call 738-6840 or check us out at doTerra - Make a Valentine's Day Gift Thursday, February 4 from 9-11 am and 4-6 pm Elko County Library, Cost: $25 For more info: Christy Armbruster 775-340-4964.

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CALENDAR Parenting Seminar with Dee Duke - Elko, NV Friday, February 5 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm and Saturday, February 6 from 9am - 12pm Dee Duke is a highly respected pastor from Jefferson, Oregon. Dee and his wife have raised 7 children. Dee will be sharing key insights learned from experience on how to raise great children! This event is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. More info: 775-738-6840.

Bright Blessings Birth Services - Mama's Milk Circle Saturday, February 6, 10am-12pm Ignite Life Chiropractic, 780 W. Silver Suite 112 Elko, NV 89801 on the first Saturday of each month. For nursing mothers seeking both assistance and experienced breastfeeding support persons. Meeting is childfriendly, although we do ask you bring a toy to keep your little one happy.

Sunrise Toastmasters - Elko, NV Friday, February 5 from 6:30am - 7:30am Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. at the Stockmen’s Hotel in the Bull Pen.

Ruby Mountain Little League Sign-Ups Saturday, February 6 from 10am - 2pm At Ruby Mountain Pizza at 263 Spring Valley Pkwy in Spring Creek. More info: 775-340-9114.

Garden Club Program on Butterfly Gardening Friday, February 5th at noon Program will begin at 12:15 at the Elko County Library and feature a video presentation on Butterfly Gardening. For more info contact Marvel Clyde 753-5000 or visit us on Facebook. Lincoln Day Dinner 2016 Friday, February 5 Doors Open at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm Boys and Girls Club of Elko, 782 Country Club Dr., Elko $65/person, $500 for a table of 8 - Keynote Speaker - Dr. Joe Heck, Candidate for US Senate to replace Harry Reid. Elko Parkinson’s Support Group - Elko, NV Friday, February 5 at 1pm Teleconferences: We meet the first Friday of each month for info 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 helpful and interesting teleconferences are held at 1pm at 701 Walnut St. Elko. (Griswold Hall, Room 31) Coffee Times: We meet once a month for coffee at 10am. We review teleconference info, discuss issues and share info/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). Big Horn Sheep Crab Feed - Elko, NV Saturday, February 6 At the Elko Convention Center at 700 Moren Way. More info: 775-738-2677. 8

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Library Lovers Family Day - Elko, NV Saturday, February 6 from 2pm - 4pm At the Elko County Library on 720 Court St. Enjoy family time playing cards, games, crafting and creating fun items with everyday ordinary objects! More info: 775-738-3066. Cosmic Sledding at SnoBowl Saturday, February 6 at 5:30pm LED, black, and colored lights, rocking music and more! Event provided by The Mane. For more info: 775-299-1221. Creative Ways to Use doTerra Oils - Elko, NV Monday, February 8 at 5:30pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra Essential Oils. Every Monday at 5:30pm. 1st and 3rd Mondays will be business classes and 2nd and 4th Mondays will be on creative ways to use essential oils to better our overall health. Classes throughout the week as well. For More info: 778-9600. Ruby Mountain Toastmasters - Elko, NV Wednesday, February 10 from 6:30pm-7:00pm Toastmasters meets every Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7pm at Great Basin College, upstairs at the Carl A. Deikhans Center for Industrial Tech. Rm 201. Jam On! - Elko, NV Wednesday, February 10 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 the

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CALENDAR Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Business Before Hours - Elko, NV Thursday, February 11 An Elko Chamber of Commerce Event. More info: 775-738-7135. Celebrate Recovery - Elko, NV Thursday, February 11 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 Let's Dance! - Elko, NV Thursday, February 11 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm 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 Sponsored by the Western Folklife Center, this program has been funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

of each month from 10am - 12pm at the Calvary Baptist Church at 577 Walnut St. We have a variety of guest speakers coveting topics such as: safety, budget planning, musical play dates, marriage tips and the list goes on! More info: 775-738-6840. Sunrise Toastmasters - Elko, NV Friday, February 12 from 6:30am - 7:30am Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 6:30 am at the Stockmen’s Hotel in the Bull Pen. Ruby Mountain Little League Sign-Ups - Spring Creek, NV Saturday, February 13 from 10am - 2pm At Ruby Mountain Pizza at 263 Spring Valley Pkwy in Spring Creek. More info: 775-340-9114. Northeastern Nevada Museum 2nd Saturdays - Elko Saturday, February 13 at 10am 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. POW*MIA Elko Awareness Association’s 10th Annual Chili Feed - Elko, NV February 13, 2016 Doors open at 3:00 pm Opening ceremony starts at 4:00 pm Raffles, Auctions, Kids Korner, All you can eat chili, charity jail all for a $5.00 entrance fee. VIP tables are available For more info contact Katie Bryant 775-3854885 or Cruise gift card and a Rifle/Pistol Raffle. ($20.00 ea or 6 for $100).

A Toast to Art - Elko, NV Friday, February 12 from 6pm - 8pm Drink creatively while you combine cocktails with a slight artistic flair. This two hour session will allow both experienced and amateur painters to embrace their creative side with a local artist. Beverages of beer and wine will be available for purchase. Appetizers will be served. Space is limited to 24 participants. Location is the Elko County Art Club, 407 Railroad Street in Elko. Fee is $35 per person and must be 21 years of ages and older. More info: 775-777-7260.

Wildhorse Trout Derby Saturday-Sunday, February 13 & 14 $10 DAILY ENTRY FEE Cash prizes for the longest fish each day Entry times 7am to 11am daily Judging 11am to 5pm Sat, 10am to 4pm Sun Fun for the whole family including sledding, camping, ice skating, and raffle prizes, HOT FOOD AND DRINKS, Some bait and tackle are available. Lodging and Full RV hook ups Available at Wildhorse Resort. For more information, call Wildhorse Resort: 775-690-9830, Wild Horse State Park: 775-385-5939, Chambers Motel, Mountain City: 775-763-6626.

Sippy Cups and Small Talk - Elko, NV Friday, February 12 from 10am - 12pm This meeting is being held on the 2nd and 4th Friday

Valentine’s Day Sunday, February 14

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CALENDAR President’s Day Monday, February 15 Creative Ways to Use doTerra Oils - Elko, NV Monday, February 15 at 5:30pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra Essential Oils. Every Monday at 5:30pm. 1st and 3rd Mondays will be business classes and 2nd and 4th Mondays will be on creative ways to use essential oils to better our overall health. Classes throughout the week as well. For More info: 778-9600. Ruby Mountain Toastmasters - Elko, NV Wednesday, February 17 from 6:30pm-7:00pm Toastmasters meets every Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7pm at Great Basin College, upstairs at the Carl A. Deikhans Center for Industrial Tech. Rm 201. Southwind at the Pioneer Saloon - Elko, NV Wednesday, February 17 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, February 18 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 Business After Hours - Elko, NV Thursday, February 18 from 5:30pm-7pm Elko Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is a free event - open to the public! It is a great opportunity for networking, enjoy wonderful food along with fun raffle prizes. February’s event is being held at the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital at 2001 Errecart Blvd. More info: 738-7135. Sunrise Toastmasters - Elko, NV Friday, February 19 from 6:30am - 7:30am Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 6:30 am at the Stockmen’s Hotel in the Bull Pen.


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Family Skate Night at the Igloo - Elko, NV Friday, February 19 from 5pm - 9pm At the Igloo rec center at 1515 Silver St. All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. $5 admission and $3 skate rental. (children under 5 are free) More info: 775-777-7260. Bright Blessings Birth Services - Mama's Milk Circle Saturday, February 20, 10am-12pm Ignite Life Chiropractic, 780 W. Silver Suite 112 Elko, NV 89801 on the first Saturday of each month. Filled with mother to mother support, includes breastfeeding support if needed but topics of discussion include pregnancy, childbirth and childrearing. We support women from trying to conceive to support when their children are about to become mothers themselves, and beyond. Meeting is child-friendly, although we do ask you bring a toy to keep your little one happy. 5th Annual Afternoon Tea to Benefit CASA Saturday, February 20 More info: 775-738-6044. Ruby Mountain Little League Sign-Ups Saturday, February 20 from 10am - 2pm At Ruby Mountain Pizza at 263 Spring Valley Pkwy in Spring Creek. More info: 775-340-9114. Creative Ways to Use doTerra Oils - Elko, NV Monday, February 22 at 5:30pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra Essential Oils. Every Monday at 5:30pm. 1st and 3rd Mondays will be business classes and 2nd and 4th Mondays will be on creative ways to use essential oils to better our overall health. Classes throughout the week as well. For more info: 778-9600. Elko Community Concert: VIDA Guitar Quartet Elko, NV Tuesday, February 23 at 7pm At the Elko Convention Center at 700 Moren Way. More info: 775-738-5475. Republican Party Caucuses Tuesday, February 23 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm To find the location for your precinct visit This is your chance to choose which Republican candidate should be nominated for President.

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CALENDAR Ruby Mountain Toastmasters - Elko, NV Wednesday, February 24 from 6:30pm-7:00pm Toastmasters meets every Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7pm at Great Basin College, upstairs at the Carl A. Deikhans Center for Industrial Tech. Rm 201. Let's Dance! - Elko, NV Thursday, February 25 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm 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 Sponsored by the Western Folklife Center, this program has been funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Celebrate Recovery - Elko, NV Thursday, February 25 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.

Ruby Mountain Little League Sign-Ups Saturday, February 27 from 1pm - 6pm At Ruby Mountain Pizza at 263 Spring Valley Pkwy in Spring Creek. More info: 775-340-9114. Igloo Cash Bingo Benefit Saturday, February 27 @ 6pm-10pm Igloo Rec Center, 1515 Silver St. Come play bingo and win some cash to support the Igloo Recreation Center and all of its activities. Bar opens at 6pm and first number is called at 7pm. KRJC Sportsman’s Expo - Elko, NV Saturday, February 27 - Sunday, February 28 At the Elko Conference Center at 724 Moren Way. More info: 775-738-9895. Creative Ways to Use doTerra Oils - Elko, NV Monday, February 29 at 5:30pm Come and learn about how you can effectively use doTerra Essential Oils. Every Monday at 5:30pm. 1st and 3rd Mondays will be business classes and 2nd and 4th Mondays will be on creative ways to use essential oils to better our overall health. Classes throughout the week as well. More info: 778-9600. Cooking with Essential Oils Class Monday, February 29 from 9-11 am and 6-8 pm Elko County Library, Cost $5 per adult, Kids eat free! For more info: Christy Armbruster 775-340-4964.

Soroptomist Int. of Elko Annual Wine Tasting - Elko Friday, February 26 from 5:30pm - 8pm At the NENV Museum at 1515 Idaho St. Join us for a Taste of The West Soroptomist 42nd Annual Wine Tasting. More info: 775-340-4334.

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Sippy Cups and Small Talk - Elko, NV Friday, February 26 from 10am - 12pm This meeting is being held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 10am - 12pm at the Calvary Baptist Church at 577 Walnut St. We have a variety of guest speakers coveting topics such as: safety, budget planning, musical play dates, marriage tips and the list goes on! More info: 775-738-6840.

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Sunrise Toastmasters - Elko, NV Friday, February 26 from 6:30am - 7:30am Toastmasters meets every Friday morning at 6:30 am at the Stockmen’s Hotel in the Bull Pen.

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Valentine’s Day has come a long way from just Flowers and Chocolates. Simple and Sweet, Baileys Chocolate Cherry just may be the compliment to evening! BAILEYS CHERRY BOMBSHELL • Baileys Chocolate Cherry 1oz • Captain Morgan Spiced Rum 1/2 oz. • 1 Cherry • Chocolate Syrup Mix Ingredients in a cocktail shaker, Rim chilled glass with chocolate syrup, strain into glass, and top with cherry!

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Sweet Treats for my


Valentine's Day arrives soon! What a great time to celebrate all the special people in your life!

 Makes 8 servings

In my shop, Gesine Confectionary in Montpelier Vermont, I used to make this mousse in tall cylinder cake molds, metal rings that were only about 2 inches in diameter but 4 inches tall. They were beauties. I’d fill up a serving tray with them and I had to slide them into the pastry case ever so carefully. They were so damn tall that they could easily tip over, so any miscalculation on my part would result in severing the top half of the mousse. We called them chocolate towers, of course. This is the coveted recipe. 1 C(225g) unsalted butter, small pieces 8 eggs, separated

4 C, divided (960ml) heavy cream Light and airy, yet densely rich, the contrasting character of this mousse creates a magical ending to any meal. Consider making this chocolate treat your signature dessert – it will always garner rave results. It takes just seven ingredients and some everyday kitchen techniques to assemble a chorus of ooh’s and aah’s. Serve the mouse with demitasse spoons to encourage savoring of each small bite. A must for any romantic dessert repertoire!

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1/2 C, divided (100g) sugar

1 Tablespoon (15ml) vanilla extract

1 LB (455g) Bittersweet chocolate pieces 1/4 Teaspoon (1.5g) salt

1. In a saucepan over low heat or in a microwave, melt the butter, making sure not to let it brown. 2. Transfer the melted butter to a large metal bowl and place the bowl over a bain-marie (simmering water in a saucepan). Attach a candy thermometer. Making sure you have a whisk ready to go, add the egg yolks, 2 cups (480 ml) of the cream, 1/4 cup (50 g) of the sugar, and the vanilla extract. Whisk like the dickens, checking to make sure the temperature has passed 160°F (71°C) - it will likely reach about 220°F (105°C) due to the constancy of the heat during whisking, but you want make sure you get to at least 160°F (71°C) to kill any potential bacteria. Sometimes the custard mixture appears to be “breaking,” as if the butter is separating from the cream. Don’t panic; it’ll be fine. Keep whisking until the custard mixture thickens to the point that it coats the back of a spoon. 3. Take the custard off the heat and immediately add the chocolate pieces, making sure all the chocolate is coated with hot custard. Let the chocolate enjoy the warm bath for a few minutes; then, with a clean whisk or a wooden spoon, stir until the chocolate is completely melted and incorporated into the custard. If you weren’t able to chop the chocolate into small W W W. E V E R Y T H I N G E L K O . C O M

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enough pieces, you might be left with some chunks. If so, transfer the custard back to the bain-marie and stir constantly until every last piece is melted. Set the custard aside. Keep the bain-marie going. 4. In the clean bowl of a stand mixer, combine the egg whites, the remaining 1/4 C (50 g) sugar, and the salt. Place the bowl over the bain-marie, with the candy thermometer attached (make sure you’ve cleaned it very well since you used it last—even a tiny amount of fat introduced into the egg whites will keep them from whipping). Whisk (with a clean whisk!) the egg whites constantly until the sugar is completely melted and the temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).

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5. Immediately transfer the bowl to the stand mixer and, with the whisk attachment, beat the mixture on a high until it achieves soft peaks. Don’t overbeat the egg whites. You don’t want lumpy and dry—you’re going for soft, shiny peaks. 6. With a rubber spatula, transfer about one quarter of the beaten egg whites into the chocolate custard and stir vigorously to combine the two. Transfer the remaining egg whites into the custard, and this time gently fold the egg whites into the custard, using the flat rubber spatula in sweeping motions like a gentle oar and turning the bowl as you go. This is to maintain as much of that airy texture in the egg whites as possible. At this stage, don’t be panicked if there are still bits of egg white not fully incorporated. Set the mixture aside. 7. C  lean your mixing bowl and whisk attachment and add the remaining 2 C (480 ml) cream. Whip until the cream is very stiff, but be careful not to overbeat—if the cream starts to churn, you get butter instead of fluffy whipped cream. (In the event you go overboard, all is not lost. You can save the day by adding about 1/4 cup (60 ml) heavy cream and whisking gently. The hard knots of clotted cream will relax and you’ll be able to reverse the problem.)

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8. Gently fold the whipped cream into the custard mixture until there are no white streaks of either egg white or whipped cream remaining. 9. Distribute the mousse evenly into 8 single-serving bowls to chill, for 4 hours or overnight, before serving. W W W. E V E R Y T H I N G E L K O . C O M

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1 – Making the Custard Making custard sounds intimidating, but don’t be deterred! It’s only a mixture of butter, egg yolks, cream and sugar cooked in such a way that it becomes creamy smooth. Cook it slowly over indirect heat. 2 - Introducing Airiness Mousse is light, with an even, airy texture. Beaten egg whites form the first layer of texture. Cook the egg whites and sugar over indirect heat, then whip them to the soft peak stage. Fold the whipped egg whites into the custard. 3 – Introducing more airiness The coup de grace to the developing mousse is another layer of airiness. Froth cold heavy cream to the stiff peak stage. Gradually, fold into the waiting chocolate mixture. Pour into molds, chill, and enjoy with your besties.

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Cooking Indirectly

For custards and sauces with eggs, an indirect cooking method allows the ingredients to combine and cook together. A double boiler may be used, or, as the recipe notes, a bain marie may be fashioned with a heat-safe glass or metal bowl over simmering water. Constant stirring at this stage will assist in evenly cooking the mixture.

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To “fold in” ingredients, a broad, flexible spatula is useful. Begin at the center of the bowl, reach the bottom, bring the spatula up the side and turn over. Repeat this folding motion turning the bowl an eighth of a turn each time. Resist the urge to stir!

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Mousses are great do-ahead desserts. Chill in serving dishes, ramekins, or mold in flexible easy-to-remove, silicone containers. Mousses may also be frozen for one month if wellwrapped; thaw before serving.

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Cooking with SUGAR

Applying heat to sugar unleashes multiple personalities at different cooking temperatures. As water evaporates and the sugar concentrates, its changing temperature affords the cook many different opportunities for devising wonderful sweets. Here’s how sugar changes with temperature and how you can gauge its changing physical characteristics:


Burnt-Sugar Stage Sugar concentration = 100% The sugar begins to burn and turns bitter in the process.


Caramel Stage Sugar concentration = 100% Test your Thermometer To test your thermometer for accuracy, boil water and take its temperature. It should register 212˚ F. If it reads high or low, adjust your temperature readings, accordingly.

Sugar Safety Cooking sugar requires basic kitchen safety techniques. As sugar heats, take care not to touch the heated sugar, nor be tempted to taste it.

Candy vs. Meat Thermometer Most kitchens need two thermometers: (1) A meat thermometer, and (2) a candy/deep frying thermometer. While there may be some overlap in use, each type is designed specifically for its purpose. A meat thermometer measures in a temperature range of 40-200˚ F and its probe is designed to be inserted into meat. A candy thermometer measures a wider range, from 40400˚ F, and is designed to clip onto the edge of a cooking pan for continuous readings. Choose a candy thermometer that displays individual degrees well and is easy to read.

Sugar this stage is caramelizing. There is no water left in the sugar; it is a light amber at the low end of the range, and a dark amber as it becomes hotter. Caramel-coated molds, pralines, glazes


Hard Crack Stage Sugar concentration = 99%

Sugar at this stage is very hot. A drop placed in cold water forms hard, brittle threads that crack when bent. Toffee, brittles, lollipops, glazes


Soft Crack Stage Sugar concentration = 95% Smaller, tightly packed bubbles appear on the surface of the cooking sugar. When dripped into cold water, the sugar forms flexible, bendable threads. Taffy, butterscotch


Hard-Ball Stage Sugar concentration = 92% The sugar dripping from a spoon forms threads. A drop in cold water forms a hard ball that will not flatten between your fingers. Marshmallows, nougats, rock candy


Firm-Ball Stage Sugar concentration = 87% A drop of sugar in a cup of cold water will form a firm ball. When removed from the water, it will keep its shape but can still be squished between your fingers. Caramels


Soft-Ball Stage Sugar concentration = 85% The sugar dropped in a cup of cold water will form a soft, pliable ball. When removed from the water and placed in a spoon, it will spread and flatten. Fudge, fondant, pralines, buttercreams


Thread Stage Sugar concentration = 80%

Sugar cooked to this stage will be syrupy and clear in character. Candies, simple syrups


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Also commonly known as “flan”, the next dessert is another sweet ending to be savored bite by bite. We included this portioned dessert just in case your valentine doesn’t enjoy chocolate. It’s a do-ahead dessert that has a dramatic presentation with its secret caramel sauce. Serve in a shallow bowl or on a rimmed plate that puddles the liquid caramel around the molded custard. Luxuriate in each spoonful.



Makes 4 servings

Crème caramel is a kissing cousin to crème anglaise, a sexy little custard cooked in a caramel bath and upended so that the amber syrup flows around it to form a pool of luscious sweetness. This dessert mix also goes by the alias “flan.” For the Caramel: 1 drop lemon juice 3/4 cup (150 g) sugar 3 tablespoons (45 ml) water 1 large bowl ice water For the Custard: 2 cups (480 ml) whole milk 1/4 teaspoon (1.5 g) salt 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla bean paste 1/2 cup (100 g) sugar 4 eggs Berries, to garnish, to taste Whipped cream, for garnish, to taste Procedure for the Caramel: 1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, and lemon juice, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. The sugar will melt and caramelize quickly, so keep stirring and adjusting the heat; you want the sugar to melt evenly and to have a golden brown color. Make sure your lighting is very good, because it can be hard to see the exact hue of your caramel. W W W. E V E R Y T H I N G E L K O . C O M

2. When the color reaches a dark amber, immediately remove the saucepan from the heat and gently place it over the ice water to stop the caramelization process. Take care not to splash any water into your caramel. 3. Immediately spoon a small amount of caramel into each of four 8-ounce ramekins and swirl to create an even layer. Set aside. Procedure for the Custard: 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). 2. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, bring the milk, salt, and vanilla paste just to a simmer. 3. In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the sugar and eggs. 4. Slowly pour the hot milk mixture along the side of the bowl and into the eggs. Whisk until well combined. 5. Return the sauce to the saucepan over medium heat and whisk until the mixture thickens to the point that it just coats the back of a spoon. 6. Strain the custard mixture. I prefer to strain the custard into a large measuring cup with a spout to make pouring easier. 7. Place the ramekins in a deep baking dish (I use a casserole dish or a deep brownie pan) and place the baking dish on a sheet pan. At this point you can proceed on a kitchen countertop if you have steady hands; or you can choose to pull an oven rack out far enough to use that as a work surface. In the latter case, you have to work quickly to keep the temperature of the oven from dipping to low. If this is how you choose to proceed, increase the oven temperature to 375°F (190°C), and once you’re done filling the ramekins and the water bath, turn the temperature down to 350°F (175°C). 8. Pour the custard mixture evenly into the ramekins, to just below the tops. F E B R U A RY 2 0 1 6




9. Pour hot water in the baking dish to create a bath for the ramekins. The water should reach about 3/4 up the outside of the ramekins. Pour the water slowly so that it doesn’t splash into the custard. Carefully place the baking dish inside the oven. 10. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until set. 11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely at room temperature. You can keep the ramekins in the water bath—they will cool more slowly, but it’s safer than pulling hot ramekins from scalding water with clunky oven mitts. Transfer the ramekins to the refrigerator to chill for several hours. 12. To unmold the crème caramel, slowly and evenly run a very thin pairing knife along the inside edge of each ramekin, keeping the knife flat against the edge to keep from cutting into the custard. Place a plate on top of each ramekin and invert the two together so that the ramekin is sitting upside down on the plate. Gently shake the ramekin, until it slides out. 13. Serve with berries and whipped cream

Crème Caramel is two stages: It’s a versatile choice relevant to any occasion, all-year long. The best part, it’s another do-ahead opportunity. Well-wrapped molds will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, but they do not freeze well. 1: Making the Caramel The thin caramel sauce that coats the mold and puddles at its base is sugar and water at its caramelized stage. 2: Making the Custard Cook the custard slowly. Temper the eggs with warmed milk, then gradually increase the heat while gently stirring.

What is Vanilla Bean paste? Occasionally, vanilla paste is called for a recipe instead of vanilla extract. Vanilla extract is vanilla bean infused into an alcohol base. Vanilla bean paste is vanilla bean scraped into a thick sweet syrup and includes the tiny, black seeds of the bean. It’s particularly nice in applications where the black specks are visible and add to the dish.

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Makes 2 dozen Procedure for the Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake: 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). 2. In a medium bowl, mix the chocolate into the hot coffee and allow to melt. Set aside. 3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla until fluffy. Pour the buttermilk into the chocolate mixture and stir. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add 1/3 of the chocolate mixture, followed by 1/3 of the flour mixture. Continue alternating between the two until both mixtures are incorporated into the batter. 5. Line 24 muffin-tin cups. Using a cookie scoop, add one scoop of batter to each muffin cup, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 min., or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Remove the cakes from the tins and allow to cool completely. Procedure for the Assembly: 1. Once the cupcakes have cooled, poke a hole halfway into the center of each cupcake with your index finger.

Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake: 3 ounces (90 g) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 1-1/2 cups (360 ml) freshly brewed coffee 2-1/2 cups (310 g) all purpose flour 1-1/2 cups (125 g) unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder 2 teaspoons (10 g) baking soda 1 teaspoon (5 g) baking powder 1 teaspoon (6 g) salt 3 cups (600 g) sugar 3 eggs 3/4 cup (180 ml) vegetable oil 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups (360 ml) nonfat buttermilk Assembly: 1 batch Dulce de Leche 1 batch Dark Chocolate Fudgy Frosting Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling

2. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large open tip with dulce de leche. Insert the tip into each cupcake hole and squeeze the caramel into the cupcake until you see the cupcake expand a bit. 3. Roll a golf ball-size portion of cooled fudge frosting in your hand and flatten it into a neat circle approximately the size of a cupcake top. Place the fudge disk on top of a cupcake and sprinkle with sea salt. 4. Serve immediately.

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Cookbook Review SUGARBABY, Confections, Candies, Cakes & Other Delicious Recipes for Cooking with Sugar By Gesine Bullock-Prado. Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of ABRAMS, New York, N.Y. Copyright 2011. We fell in love with this book when it was first published, and have been waiting for Valentine’s Day to roll around so it could be featured. The book is about cooking with sugar and is uniquely organized by what happens to sugar at its various temperatures. This arrangement is a superb lesson on this common ingredient and the unique chemistry that can happen in the kitchen when heat is applied. Ms. Bullock-Prado has a knack for entertaining writing with explanations and analogies that are apt for turning the average cook into an impressive pastry chef. She takes special care to highlight risky steps while guiding us toward first time success with each recipe. 26

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Pear Risotto with Prosciutto & Fried Sage Leaves EatingWell: Oct/Nov 2006 Ingredients • Olive oil or canola oil

• 2 thin slices prosciutto, 1 thinly sliced

crosswise,1 finely chopped, divided • 4 fresh sage leaves, plus 1 t minced fresh sage, divided • 6 C reduced-sodium chicken broth • 1 T extra-virgin olive oil • 2 T minced shallot

Pear-Quinoa Salad EatingWell: Nov/Dec 2011

Ingredients • 1 C arborio, carnaroli or other

medium-grain Italian rice • 2 C finely diced peeled Bosc pears • 1/3 C dry white wine • 2 T grated Parmigiano-Reggiano • 1 T butter • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation 1. Set a small strainer over a heatproof bowl. Heat about 1/2 inch of olive or canola oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Add the sliced prosciutto and sage leaves and fry just until crisp, 1-3 mins. Drain in the strainer then spread out on a paper towel. Set aside. 2. Bring broth to a simmer. Adjust the heat to maintain a steady simmer.

3. Heat 1 T extra-virgin olive oil in a large high-sided skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add the chopped prosciutto and shallot; cook, stirring, until the shallot is just beginning to brown, 1-2 minutes. Add the minced sage, rice and 1 C pears; stir to coat with the oil. Add wine and increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring, until the wine is almost absorbed, 1-3 mins.

4. Add enough of the hot broth to just cover the rice mixture. Adjust the heat to maintain a steady simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until almost all the broth is absorbed. Continue to add the hot broth, about 1/2 C at a time, stirring after each addition until all the liquid has been absorbed and adjusting the heat as necessary to maintain a simmer, until the rice begins to get creamy, 10-15 mins. Stir in the remaining 1 C pears. 5. Continue to add broth, about 1/2 C at a time, stirring after each addition until all the liquid has been absorbed and adjusting the heat as necessary to maintain a simmer, until the rice is just tender, 10-15 mins more. Remove from the heat and let stand for 1 min. Stir in cheese and butter. Season with pepper.


• 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth • 1 cup quinoa (see Tips), rinsed if necessary • 2 tablespoons walnut oil or canola oil

• 1 tablespoon fruity vinegar, such as pear, raspberry or pomegranate • 1/4 cup snipped fresh chives • 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper • 2 ripe but firm pears, diced

• 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted

Preparation 1. Bring broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in quinoa, reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa has popped, about 15 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, chives, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add pears and toss to coat. 3. Drain any excess liquid from the cooked quinoa, if necessary. Add the quinoa to the pear mixture; toss to combine. Transfer to the refrigerator to cool for about 15 minutes or serve warm. Serve topped with nuts.

6. Serve the risotto garnished with the fried sage leaves and fried prosciutto.

Roasted Pears with Delicata Squash

Chicken Salad with Pears, Bacon and Avocado



• 1 small delicata squash (about 12 ounces) or butternut

 •2  tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil •2  tablespoons pomegranate molasses •1  teaspoon kosher salt •1  /4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper •2  Red Anjou USA Pears, halved, cored, and cut into 6 wedges •8  ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (keep any loose leaves) •3  large shallots, peeled, trimmed, and quartered lengthwise in half or quarters •1  /4 cup fresh pomegranate arils

• 2 heads Belgian endive



1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Halve the squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick moon-shaped slices. Whisk together the olive oil, pomegranate molasses, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the squash, pears, Brussels sprouts, and shallots and toss to coat evenly.

1. Trim the bases from the endive and separate the leaves. Set aside until ready to use.

2. Spread the mixture on a large rimmed baking sheet in a single layer with the cut sides down. Roast tender and browned on one side, 20 to 25 minutes. 3. Loosen the pears and vegetables from the baking pan with a firm spatula and toss them all together. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with the pomegranate arils. Serve hot or at room temperature.

  •1  1/2 cups cooked chicken breast, diced •2  firm ripe Anjou USA Pears, diced •1  ripe avocado, diced •1  /4 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped •1  tablespoon mayonnaise •2  tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice •1  /2 teaspoon salt

• 4 pieces thick-cut bacon, cooked crispy and chopped

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— Where hunters are royalty —


Winter months in our area can bring bitter cold but

calm weather. Water does not always freeze at the

with it can also come the beauty of rime ice. The

same temperature at which ice melts. In the case

Shoshone peoples of the western United States

of a suspended droplet usually a tiny ice crystal is

used the word pakenappeh meaning cloud for this

required, unless the air temperature is very low.

dense frozen fog but now it is more commonly

The water droplets that make fog are normally

called by its English adaptation of this word,

in a super cooled state. They remain liquid until

pogonip. Historically it was termed freezing death

they come in contact with a surface that is also at

or white death, this refers to the concept that if you

a temperature below freezing. The droplets freeze

breathe it in the crystals will form in your lungs and

almost immediately upon contact with the object.

‘bad things will happen’. Cases of pneumonia were

Rime is composed of small ice particles with air

frequently associated with the cold of winter and

pockets between them; this structure causes its

Native Americans and settlers stayed indoors to

typical white appearance and granular structure.

avoid inhaling the crystals.

Because of the rapid freezing of each individual

Fog normally forms where there is cold air over a relatively, warm moist surface such as the Humboldt River or moist soil. Freezing fog forms a temperature lower than freezing (0° C/ 32° F) usually in clear,


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The volume of accessories worn by baseball players has increased over the years as more and more products have been created specifically for them. Both fashionable and practical, these add-ons offer players a way to express their personalities. And the Erica Quintero REALTOR Hablo Español CELL



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New Fashion Statement

s e i r o s s e c Ac This is not a story about the competitive side of sports. This is a story about fashion and personalities within the game and the players just happen to be the vehicles.

more popular. This trend spread quickly with players like Manny Ramirez and Prince Fielder seemingly wearing as baggy jersey and pants as they could find.

Obviously this isn’t the first fashion trend that has been seen within the sport. In the 1910’s through the 1930’s, players like Babe Ruth wore baggy high pants with stirrups and a baggy uniform with an undershirt. This trend continued into the 1940’s and 1950’s with stars like Jackie Robinson.

Not only have the jerseys changed throughout the time baseball has been around. Initially baseball players used to wear the bill of their hats rounded off around their eyes. Now with the influence of pop culture, players such as Fernando Rodney and Felix Hernandez, of the Seattle Mariners, wear the bill of their hats more flat. Rodney often tends to lean his cap off to either side of his head too.

The 1960’s, 1970’s, and the 1980’s brought players like Reggie Jackson and Rickie Henderson who were known for wearing slimmer, tighter looking jerseys and pants. A lot of the players during this time still wore stirrups as well. In the 1990’s Barry Bonds was one of the primary players to make wearing longer, baggier pants

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Now baseball has seen the sudden boom of accessories being produced for the game offering players even more of a chance to express themselves.

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Among many companies producing accessories for baseball players, EvoShield was founded in 2006 and has been very successful having their gear on almost every team throughout the MLB. The company is known for creating very popular arm sleeves, wrist braces, elbow guards, and ankle/foot guards. EvoShield is just one of many companies creating more gear specifically for baseball players. As the volume of add-ons specifically being made for baseball players grew, it was only a matter of time before these accessories were present at the collegiate level. At the University of Nevada, Reno, this trend can be seen on many players from both the D1 team and on their club baseball team. A lot of players on both teams express themselves by wearing many accessories or none at all.

The Showman Junior, Marquis Onorato is the starting shortstop on the UNR Club baseball team. Onorato prides

himself on wearing several entities that stray away from the simple jersey and pants look. “I wear high baggy pants with stirrups because that’s what my dad liked to see the players wear,” explains Onorato on why he wears the things he does.

The Showman UNR Club Ba

seball Team

Onorato explains the reason for initially wearing his ¾ sleeve undershirt and arm sleeve were to replicate what players like Derek Jeter and Mike Trout wear while they play the game. But now Onorato is so used to playing with them on that it seems unnatural to play without them. “When I step on the field I want look better than the shortstop from the other team,” Onorato

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explains that confidence is a huge part of the game and the easiest way to have confidence is to look good while you play.

attire the most, it’s similar to the way I like to present myself when I play,” expresses senior first baseman of the UNR Club team, Nick Scolini.

Onorato wears his accessories primarily for the visual side of things. The only additional item he wears with the strict purpose of a safety precaution is his wrist tape on his left wrist.

Buster Posey is the starting catcher for the San Francisco Giants. Posey is seen wearing the same in-game attire for every game. It’s simple, and the few accessories he does wear are there to benefit his game.

“70 percent of what I wear is to look good while I play, the other 30 percent is for safety precautions,” States Onorato.


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Scolini wears an EvoShield wrist guard on his left wrist and a throwing sleeve on his right arm in almost every game he plays. His wrist guard is there to prevent injuries. Initially, Scolini wore the arm sleeve because of the players he saw wearing them in the MLB, but now wearing it is just part of his game. Scolini also strives for comfort wearing long baggy pants. Much like Posey, Scolini doesn’t let the options of accessories distract his game; he stays consistent every game so he just has to worry about playing well.

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Marked by simplicity, Junior Mark Nowaczawski doesn’t see the need to wear accessories while he plays. Nowaczawski is a pitcher on the UNR D1 baseball team and was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 27th round of the 2013 MLB Draft.

“I wear these guards for protection. I wanna get hit to get on base,” explains junior outfielder and pitcher, Trenton Brooks of the UNR D1 baseball team. Brooks led the 2015 Wolf Pack to win their first Mountain West title in school history.

As a pitcher, he stereotypically isn’t supposed to be known for wearing many accessories since pitcher limitations on what they can and cannot wear are much more strict. But even when Nowaczawski was a position player in high school he didn’t wear anything extra. “I don’t believe wearing anything extra will improve my ability,” says Nowaczawski. When it comes to accessories, Nowaczawski doesn’t care about them, expressing a figurative wall where they’re irrelevant to him. This can be beneficial to him though, while some pitchers get intimidated based on what the batter is wearing, this doesn’t get to Nowaczawski. To Nowaczawski, it doesn’t matter how confident the batter is when he steps in the batters box because Nowaczawski understands that regardless of what the player is wearing, the player must perform.

Brooks’ intentions behind his additional gear are strictly to enhance his ability. The more he doesn’t have to worry about getting injured the more he can focus on benefiting his team on the field. Brooks wears an EvoShield elbow guard on his left elbow and an EvoShield foot/ankle guard on his left foot while hitting. Brooks explained that with the addition of the guards he can stay close to the plate without having to worry about getting injured by an inside pitch. According to Brooks, he believes that Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners looks the best when it comes to wearing accessories. “He has that Dominican swagger,” states Brooks, describing the confidence Cano emulates while playing. Cano also wears an elbow guard as well as a foot/ ankle guard among many other accessories. But Cano doesn’t budge at a fastball coming at him because the gear is there to protect him. Brooks hopes to display his confidence through the way he plays much like Cano does.

Whether it’s wearing multiple accessories or none, these players define themselves based on what they decide to wear each game. Everyone knows that adding more gear won’t factually improve your ability on the field, but it does give the audience a better understanding of who each player is.

The Ball Player Andy Barron/R

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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. 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 pet’s 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.

Consequences of Periodontal Disease Include: • Bad breath known as halitosis • Bleeding and inflammation of the gums • Gingival retraction or recession • Loose or lost teeth • Yellowing or staining of the teeth • Soreness of gums (evident in inability to eat) • Pain and discomfort, abscessed teeth • Excessive drooling • Jaw fractures due to bone loss If you are unsure if your pet is in need of dental care or has any issues, lift the lip and take a look or you could bring your pet in for Oral exam. As if you need another reason to visit the Vet, add on “checking the teeth to the list”. Let us create 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 home care plan after dental cleaning. Caring for your pet’s teeth and gums is as important as caring for your own. Dogs and cats accumulate plaque five times faster than humans. One mg of plaque contains over 1 trillion bacteria. Imagine going five days without brushing your teeth! 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. Not all bad breath is a result of dental disease. Some disease conditions can adversely affect the health of the mouth for example, renal disease and diabetes. Pets often hide their medical problems, systemic diseases may go undetected without diagnostic testing. That is why we include pre-operative blood screenings for all of our dental patients. The health of your pet is our TOP priority and also the major determinant of what we can do, how long we have to do it, how involved the anesthesia will be, and what kind of support we need to provide during anesthesia.


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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 and receive a dental discount and dental care package to take home. Let us help you to receive as many clean kisses as possible.


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City and County Ordinances require that all dogs over the age of 4 months be vaccinated against rabies and licensed prior to March 1 each year. You must present a copy of the current rabies vaccination certificate when purchasing your 2016 dog licenses.

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AstroTarot Forecast


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Aries: March 21- April 19 (COMMITMENT)

Fiery Aries, it’s time to put a ring on it! Whether a proposal, contract, agreement or application, sign on the dotted line. While choosing not to choose is still a choice, the refusal to check the empty box this month equates to “you snooze, you lose”.

Taurus: April 20 - May 20 (10 MENTAL)

Earthly Taurus, “Peace on Earth, Goodwill Towards Men” isn’t just a feel-good Christmas sentiment. In fact, if we all kept this holiday phrase in the forefront of our minds, life would be a lot more pleasant. In this month celebrating love, bury the hatchet (in the ground-not someone’s head).

Gemini: May 21- June 21 (7 MATERIAL)

Airy Gemini, when’s the last time you counted the cost? Evaluated your ROI? Better to stop an unfruitful investment (despite what’s gone into it) than continue with the financial, energetic and time bleed. Salvage and re-purpose what you can, but stop the loss.

Libra: September 23 October 22 (7 MENTAL) Airy Libra, what are you trying to get away with this month? Sneaking around, covering up, trying to avoid detection… Wouldn’t it be better to live openly, freely and truthfully? Hiding is a burden, but shouting from the rooftops is liberation.

Scorpio: October 23 November 21 (4 EMOTING) Watery Scorpio, the best way to conquer boredom or apathy is to MOVE. Go out for a walk, take a swim at the Y, catch a movie, visit a museum, try a new restaurantchanging scenery and engaging with the outside world will do you loads of good this month.

Sagittarius: November 22 December 21 (10 ENERGY) Fiery Sagittarius, it’s time to get some help for those burdens you’ve been carrying. There’s no shame in asking for assistance or delegating tasks. You can’t “do it all”, nor can you be all things to all people. Stop. Unload. Rest.


Capricorn: December 22 January 19 (5 MATERIAL)

Watery Cancer, pining for what you can’t have is a form of self-abuse. Likewise, chasing after rude, unavailable (i.e. married) or narcissistic riff-raff. Value yourself, and others will, too. Lowering your standards reduces your self-worth in direct proportion: this is an equation you can count on.

Earthy Capricorn, when you see a needfill it. You already know how to be an indispensable workhorse (mostly for personal advancement), but this month, look outside yourself (and the box) for ways to contribute to the community. Become both benefactor and asset.

Leo: July 23 - August 22 (JUSTICE)

Aquarius: January 20 February 18 (3 MENTAL)

Cancer: June 22 - July 22

Fiery Leo, the Egyptian goddess, Ma’at, weighed the hearts of the deceased against a feather: if the heart was lighter, the soul passed on to the afterlife. This month requires you to weigh the “spirit” of the law against the “letter” of the law. Would you rather be “right”…or happy?

Virgo: August 23 September 22 (MOON) Earthy Virgo, not all is as it seems this month. Don’t assume that understanding the tip is the same as knowledge of the whole iceberg. What lies beneath? Shadows play tricks on the eye, leading us to assume hat racks are intruders…or friends are foes.

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Airy Aquarius, you’re no stranger to being on the fringe. Fiercely independent, yet humanitarian, the push-pull you experience with people often aggravates and separates. You’re feeling on the outside yet again, but take heart: you do your best work as a lone wolf.

Pisces: February 19 - March 20 (IMPERMANENCE)

Watery Pisces, nothing lasts forever. Let go of toxic relationships, habits, expectations and addictions. A happier, healthier you awaits on the other side of change. Yes, it may be uncomfortable-but better to embrace the winds of transformation than fight against it.

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Fashion Trends 2016

n o i h s a F in is m o o l B Full Although we are still buried in snow….. the spring season is approaching…. and fashion is in full bloom, or should I say has bloomed. With all of the Spring Runway events completed….they have been summarizing this Spring 2016 as the new 90’s. To sum it up you can’t go wrong this spring if you focus on highlighting romantic florals, bedroom eyes, lots of sparkle, stripes, exposed shoulders, denim, some ruffles, a bit of tie-dye and silver! Some of you may be really excited about this…..perhaps not everyone….but I have pulled a few of the major trends that I think we can all easily include and enjoy!

The 10 must have spring additions to your wardrobe: 1. THE SLIP DRESS/BLOUSE - really this was used by every designer, some looking more like pajamas then a dress, but all trimmed with lace or scalloped edges. It may be a little out of our comfort zones, but if you consider going out in your nightie??? I guess that wouldn’t be a bad thing! If you’re anything like me, a dress may seem like a little to much so luckily it’s pretty easy to find the “blouse” version! 2. GINGHAM!!! Love the large gingham pattern! It’s like wearing a picnic..really a spring version of the buffalo check that was so popular this past winter season. 3.THE BACKPACK - well let’s just say everyone had one on and now it seems like everyone needs one!


4. MULE SLIPPERS - this one is awesome!!!!! We are going to be so comfortable this spring! Find a pair of these great mules pronto! You can always spend a lot or a little on shoes, but getting out and grabbing yourself a pair of these will ensure that you will be wearing the hottest flats of the season with an added bonus of being super comfortable! Yay! 5. EXTRA LONG EARRINGS - shoulder-grazing lengths were on everyone and interestingly enough they were mismatched - perfectly. This is an easy integration, simply buy two new pairs of earrings to clash or grab 2 of your old favorites and make sure they are long! 6. STRIPES - gotta love them…don’t panic about running out and buying new blouses or sweaters…I’m certain you have some stripes in your closet…just pull those out and layer them into your everyday wear! 7. RUFFLES - some designers are really layering up the ruffles, but most are using them sparsely. Either way they add such a flowy, feminine feel to any outfit- gorgeous!

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8. SHOULDERS! OK, so according to the fashion police if you have the opportunity to show your shoulders this spring - DO! From off-theshoulder tops, asymmetrical necklines to cutouts, you can’t go wrong! Whew…that one should be easy to pull off! 9. PETITE PLEATS - well it wouldn’t be spring without a pleat or two… the micro versions are gorgeous and a little bit vintage feeling. 10. THE ROMANTIC LOOK…lots of florals are hitting the spring lines…this look can easily be brought into your wardrobe with a cute blouse, spring dress or with an accessory! OKAY…HAD TO ADD IN A NUMBER 11….. 11. THE RIPPED JEANS…they are still in. Don’t have a pair?? Don’t worry, jump online where there are millions of tutorials on how to rip a pair of your jeans, right now, the right way!

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Jacobs Ladder provides the most efficient exercise for those serious about conditioning. This patented treadmill climber utilizes low impact, high range of motion exercise to provide a superior cardio workout to both the upper and lower body. Jacobs Ladder is an innovative cardio machine with ladder-type rungs on a non-motorized, selfpaced, continuous treadmill. Jacobs Ladder is preferred by pro football teams, the FBI, the Army, the Navy, West Point and numerous Division I universities to improve their strength and conditioning programs.


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… The Health Column …

Contributed by Dr. Todd Wendell of Ruby Mountain Chiropractic

» SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS While the pharmaceutical industry spends millions promoting prescription medications, natural chiropractic care has survived for over a century. How? By delighted patients telling others. Good oldfashioned word of mouth has helped those who had previously lived with persistent, pesky pain to seek gentle, natural chiropractic care. If you’ve experienced the benefits of chiropractic care in your life, then there’s no time better than now to share how chiropractic has helped you. Encourage someone to visit us and allow us to locate and reduce the cause of his or her pain naturally, without drugs. How can you explain chiropractic care? Simple. The focus is on reducing nerve interference, usually along the spine because the moving bones of the spinal column are common culprits producing the nerve interference. Share your story with others so their body can do what it was designed to, and they can get back to enjoying those activities they love.

» WILL ADJUSTMENTS MAKE MY SPINE TOO LOOSE You may have heard this concern voiced by those who don’t fully understand how chiropractic works. Most spinal problems come in pairs. Usually there’s an area of the spine that is not moving adequately, accompanied by another area that compensates by moving too much.

» MAKING A FRESH START Did you eat too much during the holiday season? Are you planning to start a crash diet in the New Year and spend hundreds of dollars on gym memberships and workout attire just to ease your guilt? Consider taking a different approach to a healthy 2016! It serves a better purpose to consider a lifestyle change, rather than just making changes that will only last for a few weeks or maybe months. Recognize that you’ve enjoyed eating whatever you want and make the decision to ease yourself gently back to a healthier way of life. So, where do you begin? One of the simplest steps is to schedule regular visits to our practice. Have any interference to your nervous system reduced and allow your body to function as it was designed to.

This area can even be at opposite ends of the spine! They’re called compensation reactions. Your body is constantly dealing with the force of gravity. When one area of your spine malfunctions, an equal and opposite reaction can appear elsewhere. This is why practice members are often surprised that we examine their upper back when their complaint is in their lower back. Our goal is to avoid the compensations and focus on the primary subluxations. The spinal joints that move too much are avoided so muscles and ligaments can stabilize and heal. When we add motion to stuck spinal joints, areas that are too loose can properly heal.

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Welcome the new additions to our Oral Surgery Team! • Dr. Adams •

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Elko Dental Specialists is proud to announce the addition of Nathan G. Adams, DMD, MD and Michael A. Gladwell, DMD, MD to our practice. Along with Dr. Lowell Anderson, Dr. Adams & Dr. Gladwell will be providing high quality oral surgery for the Elko community. All of our oral surgeons received their medical degrees from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Dr. Gladwell & Dr. Adams practice the full scope of oral & maxillofacial surgery with particular interests in the areas of reconstructive surgery, sleep apnea surgery, oral and facial pathology, corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, bone grafting, wisdom tooth removal and a full range of dental implant procedures. Dr. Adams & Dr. Gladwell purchased Dr. Karl Lind’s practice in the Salt Lake City area and will continue the quality treatment that Dr. Lind provided here in Elko along with the professional team at Elko Dental Specialists. We are excited for these exceptional doctors to become part of our team. We look forward to seeing you for all your oral surgery, pediatric dentistry and orthodontic needs in 2016!


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What you need

to know before

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• Would you use one coach for both teams in a football game?

New Lending Guidelines went into effect Oct. 3, 2015

• Would you use one doctor for all your medical needs? • Would you use one attorney in a lawsuit?

FACT #1 Did you know, it doesn’t cost you anything to have your own Real Estate Professional working for you? FACT #2 Did you know, any Realtor® can show you any house on the market? FACT #3 Did you know, it is in your best interest to have your own Personal Real Estate Professional?

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Heating Safety There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book

by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening.

Be warm & safe this winter! »Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater. »Have a three foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters. »Never use your oven to heat your home. »Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions. »Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. »Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. »Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters. »Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home. »Test smoke alarms monthly.

Heating Equipment Smarts


FACT Half of home heating fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February.

»  I nstall wood burning stoves following manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation.

» A  ll fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

» Install and maintain CO alarms to avoid the risk of CO poisoning. If you

smell gas in your gas heater, do not light the appliance. Leave the home immediately and call your local fire department or gas company.

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Getting you ready for the Ruby Mountain Relay -


most races run on portions of the Ruby Mountain Relay course



Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 1:00PM

Awards given for 1st-3rd in each age group. Start and finish at the Elko Convention Center. Number pick-up & race-day registration 10-12:30 at convention cnt - add $5. On-line registration closes March 10 at



Saturday, April 23, 2016 @ 10:00AM

Awards for 1st-3rd in each age group. Start & finish Starr Valley Community Hall in Deeth, NV. Number pick-up & race day registration 7-8:30am at start line-add $5. On-line registration closes April 21 at

NV MARATHON/RELAY & LAMOILLE CANYON HALF/5K Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 6:00/7:00AM


Full/Relay / Half / 5K

/ Kids K

Tech shirt + full & half marathon - finisher medal. Awards for 1st-3rd in each age group. Start in canyon & finish in Lamoille. Shuttle bus pick-up in Lamoille. Race bag & number pickup: Friday 2 pm-6pm at Cedar Creek Clothing Co. NO race day registration. On-line registration closes June 16 at Discount for early registration.

ELKO BRAKE FOR BACON 5K Run/Walk $35/$40/$45 FRIDAY July 8, 2016 @ 6:00 PM (waives every 5 minutes) Entry includes “BACON treats along the course * Start & finish TBA * Wrist band pick-up & race-day registration at Start Line 3-5:30 - add $5 On-line registration closes July 6 at Non-timed event


Friday & Saturday, Aug. 19-20 2016


Early / Regular / Late Registration

184-mile team relay race starts in Lamoille Canyon & ends in Wells City Park. 6 or 12-runner teams. Race bag & number pick-up: Thursday August 18 from 5-7pm at the Northeastern Nevada Museum. Information & on-line registrations at

ELKO COUNTY FAIR COWBOY COLOR CHASE 5K $35/$40/$45 FRIDAY September 2, 2016 @ 8:00AM (waives leave every 5 minutes)

Giddy Up!

Entry includes a Color Chase t-shirt & lots of COLOR!. Start & Finish at fairgrounds. Shirt & wrist band pick-up: Thursday 3pm-7pm at the Elko County Fairgrounds or 6-7:30am at the fair grounds. Race day registration 6-7:30am at start line. On-line registration closes Aug. 31 at Discount for team & early registration


Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 7:00 & 8:00 AM


Start at Wells, NV City Pool * Finish at Angel Lake * Awards 1st-3rd in each age group. Number/shirt pick-up & Race-Day registration - Start-line 6-7:30am. On-line registration closes Sept. 1st for triathlon at


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When you are getting ready for tax time, there is some information that

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you can bring with you to make the tax return process less painful. Your tax preparer will need some general information as well as knowledge of your income & expenses for the year.

GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Be sure to bring Social Security number(s) for yourself, your spouse and your dependents. 2. Bringing your prior year tax returns, both federal and state, is always helpful. 3. Be sure to tell your tax preparer about any life changes that you’ve had during the year, such as marriage, divorce, a new child, a new home, new job etc.

INCOME DOCUMENTS 4. Bring all your W-2s. 5. Bring all 1099s, such as state tax refunds, non-employee compensation, retirement plan distributions, etc. 6. Remember that unemployment income is taxable too, so be sure to bring that information as well.

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EXPENSE RECORDS 7. Be sure to bring receipts or statements showing any education expenses, medical expenses, charitable contributions, job search expenses, casualty losses (losses due to flood, fire, etc.) or child care expenses that you had during the year. 8. If you are a homeowner, bring your Form 1098 from your mortgage company. This will show mortgage interest and real estate taxes paid. 9. If you received health insurance through the Marketplace, bring your Form 1095-A. 10. B  ring personal property tax receipts.

IF YOU OWN A SMALL BUSINESS, YOU SHOULD ALSO BRING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: 1. Records of your business income 2. Records of your business expenses, such as receipts, invoices, and bills. 3. If you use your car for your business, be sure to bring the log of the business mileage. 4. If you have a home office, have the information to claim this deduction. 5. Information about any self-employed health insurance premiums paid and self-employed retirement plan contributions made during the year. It will make it easier and quicker for you and your tax preparer if this information is organized by type, general, income, expenses and business when you walk into their office.




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Children’s Dental Health:

A Decade of Wisdom DALLIN C. YOUNG DDS Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Children’s Dentistry of Elko

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a perfect time to review and recommit to healthy dental habits for our children.

I recently turned the corner of ten years in private practice as a pediatric dentist. The wisdom I obtained in private practice in addition to my two year pediatric dental residency program after dental school opened my eyes to how different the needs of children are when compared to adults. While it is true that all 20 baby teeth will eventually fall out, baby teeth play a very important role in children’s overall health particularly with growth and development. Baby teeth are critical in the role of speech development, eating a healthy diet, holding space for future permanent teeth, and social development (smiling!). For most children, the last baby tooth falls out between 11-13 years old! A toothache from a baby tooth can be every bit as painful and dangerous as a permanent tooth. Painful cavities in baby teeth can affect children’s quality of sleep, ability to eat a healthy diet, concentration in school, temperament, and overall become an obstacle to reach their full potential. In this article, I will summarize some of the most important dental health issues at each stage of a child’s life up through adulthood. Believe it or not, an infant’s dental health starts before pregnancy! For prospective parents, particularly mothers, who are most often the primary care giver, attending to your own dental health will give your future children the best chance for a healthy set of teeth. None of us were born with cavity causing bacteria in our mouths. We were infected with them at some point, usually by our primary caregiver. That’s right! Cavities are an infectious disease! So, the best thing to do to reduce the concentration of cavity causing bacteria in our mouths is to get a thorough dental exam and get all those cavities taken care of before your children even become a twinkle in your eyes. Infant dental care starts before their first tooth erupts. Regularly cleansing of your infant’s gums with a soft, moist washcloth or infant toothbrush will not only clean the bacterial film off of their gums, but will prepare them for real tooth brushing in the near future. Once the first tooth appears (average 6 months old), it is time to transition to the infant toothbrush and a smear (about the size of a grain of rice) of children’s fluoridated toothpaste. Push the


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toothpaste into the toothbrush bristles to ensure it will cover their teeth evenly. An adult should brush their infant child’s teeth morning and night. I am supportive of allowing the child “practice” brushing their teeth, but they won’t have the dexterity to actually do a good job until they are somewhere between 7 and 10 years old (at which time they will continue to require adult supervision and assistance). 6 months after the first tooth erupts or by your infant’s first birthday, it is time to establish a dental home. A pediatric dentist is specially trained and comfortable evaluating one year old infants. We focus this first visit on evaluating the infant’s diet, oral habits, recommended fluoride intake, oral hygiene, and growth and development. Most importantly, we teach parents how to avoid early childhood cavities, a growing, but preventable disease in infants and children. One of the most common forms of early childhood cavities is due to “bottle rot”. If an infant falls asleep drinking milk (including breast milk), juice or any sweetened beverage, the bacteria in their mouths feast on the sugars in the liquid and produce acid. The acid eats away at the tooth enamel and quickly dissolves the minerals keeping the tooth strong and healthy. The result is a very early form of severe dental decay that can cause pain, infection and tooth loss as early as one year old. Nighttime nursing on demand, or sending the infant to bed with a bottle or sippy-cup of milk or juice are the primary causes of severe early childhood cavities. This is a completely preventable disease yet is one of the most severe forms of cavities that I treat. As infants become toddlers (2-3 years old), they will finish growing in all 20 baby teeth. Most children develop tight contacts between their molars, and often their front teeth as well. Starting at age 3, the most common cavities I have seen form in between two tight teeth. These are the “flossing cavities”, or the “need to floss more” cavities. Flossing is a challenge for most of us, and requesting that a parent/guardian floss a three year old’s teeth daily is easier said than done. And to add to the challenge is using proper technique. When you floss your teeth, it is not effective to simply move the floss in and out of the contact. You have to scrub the side of each of the teeth in W W W. E V E R Y T H I N G E L K O . C O M

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better or for worse), and can use a pea size amount of children’s fluoridated toothpaste twice per day once they are spitting much better than swallowing. Parents and guardians will need to continue to brush for the child, but having them practice is highly recommended. Dietary issues change for children in the 3-7 year old range. Bottles and sippy cups are hopefully no longer the problem, but sweetened beverages, such as flavored milk (chocolate and strawberry) and juice become the cause of most cavities in this age range. Focus on regular “white” milk and water, particularly between meals. The occasional sweetened beverage will not cause as much damage to teeth if it is consumed with a meal. After brushing and flossing their teeth at night, nothing but water until morning.

Older children (8 years old thru teenage years) struggle with soda pop and sports drinks. These beverages are highly destructive and can even destroy a permanent tooth to the point that it may need a crown. Again, the occasional sweetened beverage is best consumed at a meal rather than as a snack, or sipped on throughout

the day. Mouth guards are very important for children who play contact sports. Parents and guardians need to continually monitor older children and teenagers to ensure regular and proper brushing and flossing. Using an over the counter fluoride mouth rinse is highly recommended, particularly if your child has had a cavity previously. Regular 6 month dental check-ups and cleanings from age 1 should become a lifelong habit.

Your dentist will customize home care and fluoride and treatment recommendations specifically geared towards your child’s needs. Cavities and dental problems rarely get out of control if your child is being seen by the dentist every 6 months. Cavities never disappear if you ignore them, and small cavities usually grow into large cavities and become more difficult, and expensive to treat. These are some of the most important aspects of maintaining dental health from infancy through the teenage years. There are of course many other topics that were not addressed but are also of great importance. I encourage you to contact your local dentist with additional questions who will be happy assist you, or visit our office adjacent to Albertson's in Elko. We are accepting new patients and do not require a referral. To schedule an appointment, call (775) 299-4790.

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Amador Ulibarri



“My dad has the biggest and kindest

community so we are all aware of how

heart of anyone I know. When the

rough miner’s schedules can be and

world is in chaos, he makes it seem

how hard they all work. They come

calm. He has hope that is everlasting.

home tired but still have their life

He works hard and has taught me the

outside of work to tend to and it can

values of being independent. He is

be exhausting and daunting. To have

generous with his home, his money,

people like Amador in our community

and his time. He has shown me the importance

is a blessing and to see how hard they work, and

of selflessness and generosity. I strive to be like

how much they give helps you put your own

him every day.”

life into perspective. We take many things for

Amador and his family have been through many obstacles and have managed to pull together and stay close knit. He is literally a man who would take the shirt off his back and give it to you if you needed it.

granted and that is normal, but it’s necessary to have events or people pop up in your life that help redirect you and remind you of what is really important in life that enable you grow. As the saying goes “We make a living by what we

We live in a world that seems to lack genuine

get, we make a life by what we give.”

kindness and it is people like Amador that inspire

We are meant for greater purposes and building

others. Not only is he giving but he is a great role

one another up and changing one another’s lives

model, not only to his children and grandchildren

is without a doubt one of them.

but to all of those that are lucky enough to know him.

Thank you Amador for being so kind and giving, for being a great role model and father… but

Amador has been a part of the mining industry

most of all for being such an inspiration to those

for over 20 years. Mining is a huge part of our

around you.

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Culturally Diverse Independent Films Highlight February GBC Film Festival

For the eleventh year in a row Great Basin College brings several independent films to town for moviegoers who enjoy something out of the ordinary. All films begin at 7 p.m. with tickets ($7 for the

general public and $6.50 for students and senior citizens) available

for purchase 45 minutes before the film starts. The only exception

is the Feb. 11 showing of short films where tickets go on sale Jan. 11 at Duncan Little Creek and will also be sold at the door prior to

the movie. As in past years, local culinary sponsors offer appetizers prior to the movie. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. at GBC and tables for appetizers will be set up in the solarium adjacent to the theater.

The GBC Film Committee welcomes all independent film lovers interested in selecting next year’s films to contact committee chair Russ Minter at 775-777-6093. The Film Festival is just one of several cultural events sponsored by the GBC Arts and Cultural Enrichment Committee. Information about upcoming events can be found at

“Our goal is to bring great films to Elko that have not appeared in local theaters for all film fans to enjoy,” notes Minter.


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Films, culinary hosts and sponsors follow:

• THURSDAY, FEB. 11 – “2016 ACADEMY • FRIDAY, FEB. 19 – “ROOM” (Rated R) – amazing AWARD NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORT story of a young mother’s determination to protect FILMS” (Not rated) – the best five short films from and nurture her 5-year-old child as they are both around the world. Movie sponsored by Duncan Little Creek Gallery. Drinks will be available at the bar. Due to limited seating, tickets ($7 per person) go on sale on January 11 at DLC. No discounts. Tickets available at the door the evening of the performance if not sold out.

held captive in one small room. Appetizers by Blue Moon. Movie sponsored by Steven D. Glaser, DDS.

• SATURDAY, FEB. 20 – “THE END OF THE TOUR” (Rated R) – the story of a 5-day interview

with the acclaimed author of groundbreaking novel “Infinite Jest.” Movie sponsored by GBC’s • FRIDAY, FEB. 12 – “EX MACHINA” (Rated R) – a Department of Arts and Letters. sci-fi study in artificial intelligence and what makes humans “human.” Appetizers by Pizza Barn. Movie For this movie, a “Battle of the Food Trucks” begins at 5:30 p.m. in the GBC Theater parking lot. Culinary sponsored by Matties. sponsors will offer “tastes” off their menus, but • SATURDAY, FEB. 13 – “PRIDE” (Rated R) – an moviegoers can also purchase dinner items and enjoy extraordinary story of two different communities their meal at tables in the GBC solarium adjacent to (miners and LGBT activists) who form a surprising the theater. Featured trucks include Guerilla Craft and triumphant partnership. Appetizers and dessert Eats, Las Brisas and Tony’s Tacos. by The Merrie Chef. Post-movie wine tasting by Blach Distributing. Movie sponsored by Nevins Family Medicine.


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