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THE LAGUNA BREEZE January 2020 Home Owners Association (HOA) President: Bob Jones Contact Information: rohojones4755@gmail.com Breeze Editor: Nelda Kyrlach Assistant Editor: Irelle Beatie _______________________________________________________

*PLEASE PUT ALL CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE BREEZE CONTRIBUTION BOX LOCATED IN THE MAIN CLUBHOUSE ON THE HEARTH. Remember, all contributions must be Word or Excel ready

Breeze Distribution: Nelda Kyrlach Delivery People: (Breeze and/or Flyers) Kim Eytcheson, Leona Fairchild, Nikki Harlan, Nelda Kyrlach, Jim Malone, Roz Malone, Wilma Murphy, Helen Magee, & Nancy Smith. LAGUNA LAKE MOBILE ESTATES SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93405 myllmehoa@gmail.com

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SLO Police Non-Emergency Phone Number: 805-781-7317


LLME Home Owner’s Association General Meeting Nov 9, 2019 Meeting Minutes The meeting was called to order by President Bob Jones at 0935. Board members present: Vice President Letty Cotta, Treasure Margaret Lousen, Secretary Bill Cawyer, Chuck Jehle and Dorothy Sundbye and Mark Morrison. President Bob Jones lead the group in The Pledge of Allegiance. The two new members of the board were introduced. Margaret Lousen gave treasure’s report. Oct 2019 ending checking account balance was $ 3,270.84. CD totals were $ 33,272.03. Meeting Topics: Jennifer Barrett the new senior manager for the ELS Properties was the guest speaker. She has thirteen years with the company and currently manages thirteen properties and assist with five more. She has been associated with LLME in the past and feels the property is not up to standards. This includes infrastructures, community areas and privately-owned homes. A six-year street resurfacing project has been approved. Along with follow up maintenance. The park will be completed in stages. Dates to be determined. A professional tree management company will be hired for tree trimming and replanting. Estimated budget is 1.4 million dollars. Jim Malone addressed the need for an AED to be placed in the club house. Jennifer advised that since the company is very large with properties in other states the liability would be too high. HOA may look into this matter further. Emergency generators are needed in the club house. Management is on board with this and Ken Shaw and Jim Malone will be the lead on this project. Management is looking at a system called Parking Boss to address guest parking issues. A request was made for a dog park to replace the horse shoe pit. This would require a 75% approval of park residents. More speed limit signs were requested, management will review. Let’s Do Lunch will be held in January. TGIF moved to December 6. Pat Drake and Dianne Parker will take the lead on St. Patrick’s party. HOA dues can be paid for 2020 at a reduced rated of $ 15 dollars before Jan 31 2020. After that they will be $20. Christmas Holiday Party will be held on December 14th in the clubhouse. Fliers have been placed in The Breeze and are available at the office for sign up. Cost is $15 per person. The meal will be catered by Avila Valley Barn. RSVP by December 6, 2019. A motion to adjourn was made by Tony Murphy and seconded by Bob Roy. Respectfully submitted,

Bill Cawyer, Secretary


2019-2020 HOA GENERAL AND BOARD MEETING DATES AND TIMES 2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Updated November 2019 President Vice-President Treasurer Secretary Board Member Board Member Board Member

Bob Jones – 805-709-6330 – rohojones4755@gmail.com Letty Cotta – 559-359-1521 – lettycotta@sbcglobal.net Margaret Lousen – 805- 215-5444 – itsmaggie@yahoo.com Billy Cawyer – 808- 343- 4533 ponchosisco@hotmail.com Chuck Jehle - 805- 459-8630 chjehle@gmail.com Dorothy Sundbye – 805- 439- 1668 Mark Morrison - 805-598-1589 - markjmsr1@gmail.com

BOARD MEETING DATE Tuesday January 6, 2020 Tuesday February 3, 2020 Tuesday March 3. 2020 Tuesday April 7, 2020 Tuesday May 4, 2020 Tuesday June 2, 2020 Tuesday July 6, 2020 Tuesday August 3, 2020 Tuesday September 1, 2020 Tuesday October 5, 2020 Tuesday November 2, 2020 Tuesday December 1, 2020

TIME

HOA GENERAL MEETING

TIME

6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM

Saturday, November 9, 2019

9:30 AM

Saturday, January 11, 2020

9:30 AM

Saturday, April 11, 2020

9:30 AM

Saturday, July 11, 2020

9:30 AM

Saturday, October 10, 2020 * Saturday, November 14, 2020

9:30 AM 9:30 AM

* Election meeting

Please note that Board Meetings and the HOA General meetings will be held in the Clubhouse.

2020 HOA DUES

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Pay your 2020 HOA Dues between Oct 1, 2019 and Jan 31, 2020 - Only $15

SAVE

Dues paid after Jan 31, 2020 - $20 Make Check Payable to: HOA


Any Knitters Out There? We would like to start a knitter’s group. Where we could sit by the fire in the clubhouse and exchange ideas, patterns and yarn. Non-knitters are welcome and if you are wanting to learn, bring a pair of needles and a skein (ball) of yarn and someone will be happy to show you how to get started. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, January 7 at 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Please RSVP to HOA board member, Margaret Lousen at itsmaggie@yahoo.com

Just a reminder to check out the HOA website at llmehoa.com. This site is very user friendly. It is also a great way to contact your HOA Board. Just " click " on the Contact drop down menu. You can type in a message that comes right to the board. Check it out! Or if it is easier to send an email, The email address is: myllmehoa@gmail.com

A big Thank you to Bill Cawyer and his committee for chairing the Holiday Party. Special thanks also to Gail Wakefield for doing the decorations. I know everyone will enjoy the great food provided by Avila Farms and the entertainment provided by the Jingle Belles.

Join our Welcoming Committee! Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you love our community? Do you want to help newcomers acclimate to our neighborhood? You are exactly who we are looking for! Contact the HOA Board for more information. Lunch Club Are you looking for a few friends to go to lunch with? Come join the Lunch Club"! Our next luncheon will be on Friday, January 17 at 12:00PM. We have a reservation at the Upper Crust Restaurant in the Laguna Shopping Center. To reserve your spot contact Board Member Dorothy Sundbye at 805 -439-1668. Our first meeting in October was a lot of fun.

HOA General Membership Meeting January 11 at 9:30AM to 10:30 AM in the Clubhouse We are very pleased to have Anne Anderson as our guest speaker. She is the regional manager for GSMOL. This is an amazing organization that works with the state legislature to pass bills that protect manufactured home owners. They also help homeowners work with their local governments to create and defend ordinances related to manufactured homes. Let’s have a great turn out for her!


T.G.I.F!!! In the Annex Last Friday of every month at 6:00pm

January 31st

TG.I.F is a community potluck dinner marked by good food and friendly people. Bring your favorite dish and an appetite for fun. It's a perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors and grow our sense of community.

A Quick Look at Monthly Events Event

Day & Time

Location

Mexican Train

Tuesday 6:30pm

Annex

Arts & Crafts

Thursday 1:00-4:00pm

Annex

Bible Study

Thursday 11:00am

Annex

Shanghai Cards

Thursday 6:30pm

Annex

Pancake Breakfast

3rd Sat 8:30-9:30am

Clubhouse

Food Bank Distribution

4th Thurs 4:30-5:30pm

Annex

TGIF

Last Friday 6:00pm

Annex

H.O.A General Meeting

2nd Sat-Jan,Apr,Jul, Oct,Nov 9:30am

Clubhouse

Rib-Line Take-Out

2nd Wed, 4:30-6:30 pm

Clubhouse

Wine Tasting

2nd Saturday 6:00pm

Annex

Water Aerobics

Will resume in April

Pool


LAGUNA LAKE MOBILE ESTATES WINTER WEATHER PREPARATION TIPS January 2020 This winter, heavy rain, high wind and power outages may occur. There are several things each resident can do to prepare for these conditions. The following tips have been taken from various local, state and federal publications. HEAVY RAIN (Before it starts)  Clean gutters  Position down spouts so drainage is away from your home and your neighbor’s home  Check your roof and skylights for leaks  Check your windows and exterior doors for leaks  Buy sandbags (Home Depot has sand bags and sand) The Laguna Lake golf course will have sand available in their parking lot if 2-3 inches or more of rain is forecast.  Have buckets to catch drips from leaks  Have towels to mop up leaks  Have good rain gear, water proof gloves and boots  Have heavy plastic sheeting or a shower curtain and duct tape to cover a broken window or skylight  Have a shovel or heavy broom to help keep street drains cleared. Contact Mark at 805-543-5500 to report plugged drains or other park problems  Have access to a step ladder  Have a wrench or pliers to turn off utilities should it be necessary.  Know where your water, gas and electric shut off connections are located. HIGH WIND (Before it starts)  Remove tree limbs that could damage your roof or break a window  Have a tree branch saw (or chain saw) or know someone who does  Have heavy plastic bags to clean up debris that can blow into your yard  Tie down or place your lawn/deck furniture, etc. inside POWER OUTAGE (Before it happens)  Have at least one centrally located plug-in emergency light which illuminates when electric power fails (Home Depot, for example, carries them for $10-15)  Put fresh batteries in your flashlights, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms  Store extra batteries in a water-tight bag  Have a battery powered radio (with fresh batteries)  Have a battery powered lantern (safer than candles)  Have extra cash on hand. ATM’s might not be working  Keep car gas tank at least half full. Gas pumps might not be working.  Keep cell phone charged and have an extra cell phone battery (charged) and charger  If no cell phone, have hard-wired phone service from the phone company (Cable phones won’t work if power is out)  Have warm clothing/blankets available. Furnace fan might not work  Stay away from downed power lines  Know how to open your garage door manually  Report/get info on power outages from PG&E 1-800-743-5002

GENERAL INFORMATION     

Have Have Have Have Have

3 gallons of bottled water per person on hand (Your water heater is an emergency water source) non-perishable food on hand. Have a non-electric can opener at least a one week supply of medications a first aid kit an evacuation kit prepared in case you have to leave home on short notice


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Have hand sanitizer, moist towelettes, and garbage bags with plastic ties for personal sanitation Have pet food, extra water, and supplies for your pet or service animal Keep insurance-policies, important documents and other valuables in a safe deposit box Have emergency contact information readily available (Include Insurance Co. phone number) If you want flood insurance it must be in force for 30 days before damage is incurred Have an extra set of car keys and house keys. Put new windshield wiper blades on your car Arrange with neighbors for mutual support. Watch out for neighbors who may need extra assistance. Do not wait until the last minute to ask for assistance or to offer help.

CAUTIONS  Use battery powered lanterns, flashlights, or head lamps rather than candles  Do not use your gas stove or grills to heat your house  Do not walk through flowing water that is above your ankles. Water as low as 6 inches could sweep you off your feet  Do not drive over a flooded road. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of flowing water  Do not handle live electrical equipment in wet areas.  Avoid downed power lines KEY PHONE NUMBERS EMERGENCY  911 NON-EMERGENCY  SLO POLICE:  SLO FIRE:  SLO COUNTY SHERIFF:  PG&E POWER OUTAGE INFO:  FRENCH HOSPITAL:  SIERRA VISTA HOSPITAL: LLME 24 HOUR NUMBER:

805-781-7317 805-781-7380 805-781-4550 1-800-743-5002 805-543-5353 805-546-7600

805-543-5500

LLME Website: llmehoa.com

SIREN INFORMATION: If you hear a steady siren for 3-5 minutes, tune your radio to 920 AM, 1400 AM, or 98.1 FM. YOU CAN OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THROUGH THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:  www.slocounty.ca.gov/OES

LLME RESIDENT RESPONSE TEAM: This team has been formed to provide assistance to residents during a storm. The goal is to minimize immediate damage to homes that may occur should a window be broken; a tree branch fall; or water leaks appear. The team will not do pre-storm work, such as clean gutters or trim trees and will not do post-storm work normally done by a contractor. Those remain the responsibility of the home owner. Should you need assistance during a storm, contact one of the following: Bob Jones: Kenn Shaw: Jim Malone: Bill Cawyer:

Cell Cell Cell Cell

phone 805-709-6330 phone 805-459-6297 phone 707-718-8769 phone 808-343-4533

They will determine if the team can provide assistance and contact team members accordingly.

Prepared by the LLME HOA


GET READY SLO Sand Bag Information 

Where do I buy sand bags? (See map) Home Depot Farm Supply Co. 1551 Froom Ranch Way, SLO 224 Tank Farm, SLO 596-0857 543-3751

Miner's Hardware 2034 Santa Barbara, SLO 543-2191

Where do I fill my sand bags? (See map) ***Sand will be deposited at the locations listed below only in anticipation of a forecasted, significant rain event (2-3+ inches)*** 1. City Corporation Yard parking lot 25 Prado Road

3. Santa Rosa Park parking lot 190 Santa Rosa Street

2. Laguna Lake Golf Course parking lot 11175 Los Osos Valley Road

4. Sinsheimer Park parking lot 900 Southwood Drive


2020 Jokes

1. Why do birds fly south for New Year’s Eve? It’s too far to walk. 2. What do snowmen like to do on New Year’s Eve? Chill out. 3. Why should you put your new calendar in the freezer? To start of the new year in a cool way. 4. What’s a cow’s favorite holiday? Moo Year’s Eve. 5. Where can you go to practice Math on New Year’s Eve? Times Square. 6. What did the farmer give his wife on New Year’s Eve? Hogs and kisses. 7. What is a New Year’s resolution? Something that goes in one year and out the other.


Manager Mingle The office will be hosting a mingle Friday mornings 9am-10am.

*Come enjoy coffee and donuts every Friday at the Clubhouse. *All residents are welcome and encouraged to come in and mingle with your neighbors and management. Make Your Dinner Plans Now Join Us The 2nd Wednesday Of Each Month For Take-Out BBQ Meal $8.00 4:30 – 6:30 pm January 8th FOOD TRUCK LOCATED ON THE SIDE OF THE CLUBHOUSE


2020 Goals!!!


Refrigerated Foods Extensions Product

Storage Life Past Code Date

Beverages Citrus, pasteurized: 7 days; Odwalla, naked Juice: consume by code date Punches, juice blends: 14 days

Juices

Dairy Products Butter

1-3 months Hard Cheese: 6 months; Shredded Cheese: 2 weeks Cottage Cheese: 21 days; Cream Cheese: 3-4 weeks

Cheeses Dips (sour cream based)

14 days

Eggs (whole)

5 weeks

Egg Beaters (egg substitute)

60 days

Margarine

6 months

Milk (all varieties)

7 days

Sour Cream

21 days

Whipping Cream/Aerosol Whipped Cream

30 days

Yogurt

10 days

Deli Products Fruit (cut)

Consume by date shown

Hot dogs, Lunch Meats

5 days (Freeze if not using right away)

Pesto, Salsa

Consume by date shown

Dough Products Cookie Dough, Pie Crust

Consume by date shown

Pasta (fresh)

2 days

Tube Cans (biscuits, rolls, pizza dough, etc.)

Consume by date shown

Soy Products Soy Milk & Soy Dips

7 days

Tofu (all varieties)

21 days

Baby Products All baby products

Use before date shown

Baked Goods Extensions Product Bagels Bread Cakes (angel food, chiffon, sponge) Chocolate Cookies

Shelf Storage Past Code Date 1 day Sliced: 4 days; French, loaf: 1 day 2 days Unfrosted: 2 days Pound cake: 4 days

Refrigerator Storage Past Code Date 7 days Sliced: 14 days; French, loaf: 14 day 7 days Unfrosted: 7 days Pound cake: 7 days

Freezer Storage Past Code Date 2 months Sliced: 3 months; French, loaf: 2 months 2 months Unfrosted: 4 months Pound cake: 6 months

3 weeks

2 months

10 months

Croissants

1 days

7 days

2 months

Danish, Muffins

2 days

7 days

2 months


January Word Search


6

13

5

12

Sunday

Monday

Clubhouse

Arts & Crafts

Annex 6:30 pm

15

Arts & Crafts

4:30 - 6:30

14 Mexican Train

Annex 11:00a.m.

Clubhouse $8

Annex 6:30 pm

Clubhouse

Arts & Crafts

Clubhouse

Shanghai Cards Annex 6:30 pm

Tableware

1-4pm Annex

Bring Your Own

8:30 a.m.

9am - 10am Annex 11:00a.m.

6pm Annex

Wine Tasting

Clubhouse

Meeting 9:30

18 Park Breakfast

Clubhouse

9am - 10am

HOA General

11

4

Saturday

17 Manager Mingle

16 Bible Study

Annex 6:30 pm

Shanghai Cards

Annex

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

9 Bible Study

Annex 6:30 pm

Shanghai Cards

Annex

10 Manager Mingle

9am - 10am

Annex 11:00a.m.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

3 Manager Mingle

Friday

2 Bible Study

Thursday

8 Rib Line BBQ

1

Wednesday

7 Mexican Train

Tuesday

JANUARY 2020


27

26

Appointments / Meetings

20

19

Annex 6:30 pm

28 Mexican Train

Annex 6:30 pm

21 Mexican Train

29

22

Shanghai Cards Annex 6:30 pm

Annex 6pm

T.G.I.F.

Clubhouse

Arts & Crafts 1-4pm Annex

9am - 10am

Annex 11:00a.m.

30 Bible Study

4:30 - 5:30

Food Bank

Annex 6:30 pm

Shanghai Cards

Annex

31 Manager Mingle

Clubhouse

Arts & Crafts 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

9am - 10am

24 Manager Mingle

Annex 11:00a.m.

23 Bible Study

25


Breakfast in the Park 3rd Saturday of the month In the Clubhouse Come enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice! • Bring your own silverware, dishes and cups. • $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children under 10

January18th 8:30-9:30am

Food Bank Distribution 4th Thursday of the Month January 23rd Annex Room 4:30-5:30

Participants that meet the Income Guidelines, are eligible to receive one bag of Pantry Food, one bag of Fresh Produce and One Loaf of Bread. No ID or Proof of Income is required. Must be at least 18 years of age.

If you exceed the Income Guidelines, you will receive fresh produce and bread. If you are unable to get out and need to have food delivered, please call Jim Malone at 707-718-8769


January Birthdays 1 Ghasem Keshtgar

12 Ramona Ambriz Fetterer

2 Jason Sawyer

17 Lisa Purcell

2 John McDanald

20 Grace Swanson

3 Terri McArthur

20 Hope Smith

4 Carolyn Morrison

20 Patty Geiselhart

8 Cynthia Steele

22 Rich Besco

8 Joanne Bettencourt

24 Pat Drake

10 Tom Dietrick

25 Bruce Brookover

10 11 11 11

26 Lynn Borges 27 Jim Morriss 31 Lydia Dixon

Carlos Candell Bryan Roth Kim Eytcheson Roz Malone

2020 CENSUS JOBS The U.S. Census Bureau is now accepting applications for part time census takers that will support peak operations for the 2020 Census in San Luis Obispo County. The Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and provides critical data for the distribution of more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs. Applicants can apply online by visiting 2020census.gov/jobs. The hourly rate for census takers is $20.00 per hour. Hours are flexible, training and travel are paid. A Census Recruiting Assistant will be available at the HOA meeting in January.


Chicken Lettuce Cups I’ve shared these with many of my neighbors & T.G.I.F. So Easy and Delicious – Hope you enjoy INGREDIENTS

By: Diane Parker

1 T Olive Oil 1 Pound Ground Chicken or Turkey – you can put boneless chicken in a food processor and pulse until ground. Just don’t over grind to a mush. 2 Cloves Garlic, minced 1 Onion, diced ¼ Cup Hoisin Sauce – It comes in a jar in the Asian Iisle 2 T Soy Sauce 1 T Rice Wine Vinegar 1 T Grated Fresh Ginger – You can find this in a tube at Ralph’s by the fresh herbs 1 T Sriracha, optional 1 (8 oz) can Water Chestnuts, diced 1 C Shredded Carrots – Use for topping as well Romaine Lettuce

Topping 2 Green Onions, thinly sliced Crushed Peanuts – Salted or Not

HOW TO PREPARE 1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, about 35 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat. 2. Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and Sriracha until onions have become translucent, about 1-2 minutes. 3. Stir in water chestnuts and carrots, salt & pepper to taste. 4. To serve, spoon into lettuce cups – taco style. 5. Top with green onions and crushed peanuts.


Laguna Lake Mobile Estates Volunteers For information regarding these activities, or if you would be interested in helping, please call the contact person Arts & Crafts Group

Pat Drake

805-547-1940

Bible Study

Tony Murphy

805-459-2050

Birthdays

Gail Wakefield

949-303-0364

Breakfast In The Park

Nelda Kyrlach

805-544-7413

Breeze Distribution

Nelda Kyrlach

805-544-7413

Breeze Editor

Nelda Kyrlach

805-544-7413

Directory

Gail Wakefield

Emergency Calling Comm.

Traci Smith

Featured Artist Display

Pat Drake Jim Malone

805-547-1940

Bob Jones

707-718-8769

Food Bank Distribution GSMOL

Home Owners Association Bob Jones Library

Dean Smith Leona Fairchild

gwakefield2@yahoo.com 805-543-5500 707-718-8769 805-709-6330 805-547-1040 805-544-1392

Mexican Train

Kenn Shaw

805-459-6297

Shanghai Cards

Barbara Fiedler

805-544-8611

TGIF

Tony & Wilma Murphy

805-459-2050

Pat Drake

805-547-1940

Cynthia Rozamus

406-672-4163

Wine Tasting


BUSINESS IN THE PARK The following is an up-dated list of current businesses conducted by residents of our park. HOA does not endorse any of the participants. Ramona Ambriz

Professional Makeup and Chemical Free Skin Care

(805) 439-2023

Abraham Chaffin

Information Systems & Web Development

(805) 423-2956

Renee Chaffin

Elder Care/Assistance

(805) 748-9998

Don GerBracht

Energy Psychology Practitioner

(805) 783-1885

Brenda Gonzales

E-bay Consignment Consultant

(310) 634-2346

David Greenhaw

Home Maintenance, Remodel & Locksmith

(805) 235-4426

Holly Hiner

Pet & Personal Services

(805) 543-2537

Diane I. Jay

Notary Public and Loan Signing

(805) 439-2068

Jeff Krause

Computer Assistance

(805) 593-0134

Annie Laurie

Whole Body Therapy & Therapeutic Massage

(805) 748-6741

Terri McArthur

Secretarial Services

(805) 785-0208

Gordon Mullin

Financial Advisor

(805) 592-2220

Jack & Julie Parker

Table & Chair Massage House Calls Available

(805) 541-1461

Melissa Swager

Travel Consultant

(805) 704-1952


Puzzles and Word Games you can use

African Countries

Crescent pastry Across 1. Spanish sparkling wine 5. Muslim holy man 9. Buffalo’s lake 10. Showy flower 11. Last name in fashion 12. Ancient Peruvian 13. Oval-shaped figure 15. Volcanic spew 16. Not idealized 22. Wrinkly fruit 23. Trig function 24. Soccer ___ 25. Lab item

ALGERIA ANGOLA BOTSWANA BURUNDI CHAD CONGO DJIBOUTI EGYPT ETHIOPIA GABON GAMBIA GHANA GUINEA KENYA LESOTHO

LIBERIA LIBYA MADAGASCAR MALI MOROCCO MOZAMBIQUE NIGERIA RWANDA SENEGAL SUDAN TOGO TUNISIA UGANDA ZAMBIA

26. Furtive summons 27. Left on a map Down 1. Formally surrender 2. Seed covering 3. Six-stringed instrument 4. Trapeze artist 5. Hearty pub meal 6. Pre-stereo 7. Fungal spore sacs

8. “Beowulf” beverage 14. Last Greek consonant 16. Backside 17. Freudian topics 18. Charity 19. London art gallery 20. Places to overnight 21. Talk

The headline is a clue to the answer in the diagonal.

January Sudoku How to solve sudoku puzzles No math is required to solve a sudoku. You only need logic and patience. Simply make sure that each 3x3 square region has only one instance of the numbers 1-9. Similarly, each number can only

appear once in a column or row in the larger grid. The difficulty on this puzzle is easy.


Health and recipe articles you can use

Spicy chicken and sweet potato stew warms up everyone Ahhh, stew. It's a comfort food in the harsh winter, not only in its makeup but in its usefulness: we can stand over a steaming bowl and feel warmth on our face. Plus, it's a great way to use up that stray potato left over from the holidays. Stews start with a base of liquid, meat cut into cubes, and typically some type of root vegetables. Categories typically include brown stews, in which the meat is browned in fat before the liquid is added, and white stews, in which it is not. Although stews are generally considered a pedestrian dish, there are some, like beef burgundy, that are fine dining-approved. And every culture seems to have its twist, according to Encyclopedia.com: from Argentinians who add fruit and bake them in a pumpkin or squash shell, to bigos, also known as hunter's stew, considered Poland's national dish. Here is a recipe for spicy chicken and sweet potato stew from the website Allrecipes. It's easy, hearty, and, like the appeal of most stews, it's a one-pot meal. Ingredients: 6 servings 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons water 1 cup frozen corn 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans rinsed and drained 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

4 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound sweet potato, peeled and cubed 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and cubed 1 pound cooked chicken breast, cubed 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes 2 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in sweet potato, bell pepper, chicken, tomatoes, and 2 cups of water. Season with salt, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes. Increase heat to mediumhigh and bring to a boil. Dissolve flour in 2 tablespoons water, and stir in to boiling stew. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are tender but not mushy, 10 to 20 minutes. Stir the stew occasionally to keep it from sticking. Once the potatoes are done, stir in corn and kidney beans. Cook a few minutes until hot, then stir in cilantro before serving.

To resolve or not: New Year promises 100 years ago Making New Year's resolutions is a tradition, of sorts, but a much maligned tradition through the years. In 1908, the Lawrence Weekly World opined that any day would be good for a resolution but since New Year Resolutions were a custom, people should not be 'laughed out of adopting one.' "May be you will be able to keep them. At any rate, you will be better for trying." In 1916, the Mansfield Mirror In Mansfield, MO., pointed out that while it is fashionable to joke about resolutions, there's no date better than Jan. 1, unless you do it on your birthday. "A man who makes ten New Year's

resolutions, every one of them good, and breaks nine, is better off than if he made none at all." In the 1926, the Brooklyn Eagle (clipped by Newspapers.com) wrote that New Year customs have fallen on hard times, since customs used to be sensible and useful. In ancient England, everyone cleaned out their chimney. And, according to the paper, in China and Japan, everyone paid their debts. But, in Paris, according to the Brooklyn paper, fashionable people drove their fashionable carriages throughout the city just for fun. Meanwhile, beggars fleeced everyone else. Fortunately, the Brooklyn paper did find someone sensible to talk about

resolutions. Chauncey Depew, an officer of the New York Central Railroad, said only two resolutions should be made: "It would be a wise plan if a man and his wife should make some sort of pledge to each other every year -- that's a contract and I believe a good thing. And everybody on New Year's Day ought to say that, 'With God's help, I will meet all obligations for the coming year in a way which He will approve.' The new year always looks shiny and new, wrote Brooklyn columnist Mignon Rittenhouse almost 100 years ago, but watch out! Looks are deceptive and before you know it that unsoiled year is full of follies and foolishness.


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Watch for early signs of 'frozen shoulder' Doctors are concerned that cases of frozen shoulder are on the rise. Surgeons at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., say that because of increase in obesity, diabetes, and an aging population, the increase is a continuing concern. Frozen shoulder is a condition in which the shoulder capsule contracts or becomes inflamed, causing adhesions and scaring that "freeze" the shoulder. Inactivity after even a minor injury can bring it on, though it usually begins spontaneously. Symptoms include pain in the shoulder, especially when attempting to raise the arm. When raising an arm straight up, normal range of motion allows the arm to be raised as high as top of the head. A person with severe frozen shoulder can move a straight arm only waist high or lower. Orthopedists say that if patients and doctors understood the risks and symptoms, the disorder could be successfully treated by physical therapy. Early diagnosis when the condition is still "freezing" is the key. Early therapy lessens the severity and lifespan of the disease. The National Center for Biotechnology Information, estimates that 2 percent to 5 percent of the population are affected by frozen shoulder at some point. It is most common in people between that ages of 40 and 60 and somewhat more common in women. About 10 percent to 20 percent of people with diabetes are likely to develop the condition.

Shoulder ligaments are normally elastic and tighten when you reach up high. In a frozen shoulder, the joint gets smaller. Ligaments adhere to the shoulder or tighten at its resting position. Movement becomes painful and difficult, or even impossible. Doctors have also found that a shot of cortisone into the shoulder may prevent a full-blown case of the disease. For severe cases, surgery may be required, although the NCBI says it is unclear whether surgery actually helps relieve pain. Stretching and physical therapy can improve joint mobility in early phases. But these exercises must be done carefully, without force, or excessive pain. The good news is that frozen shoulder can get better without treatment, but it can take a while. The first phase of the condition may last from two to 10 months with pain as you move the shoulder upward and back. In the second face, the should freezes with less pain by limited movement. This could last a year. In the third phase the pain goes away and the shoulder gradually improves. It can take months or years for flexibility to return.

Start the New Year with a survey of your fitness levels These four numbers give you a snapshot of your health With so much health advice in the news today, just thinking about what you should or should not be doing can be a dizzying prospect. Harvard doctors agree that health can be an overwhelming topic. But they say that if you have a handle on these four numbers, you can have a pretty good idea of where you stand and what to do about it. 1. Your body mass index (BMI). Many people are overweight and don't think they are. The health risks climb when you reach the overweight level. Here's what they mean: Underweight is a BMI of less than 18.5, and normal weight is a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9. Overweight is a BMI of 25 to 29.9, and obesity is a BMI of 30 or over. If your calculation shows more than 24.9, it's time to lose weight. To get a fast BMI rating, see nhlbisupport.com/bmi/ bmicalc.htm. Just enter your height and weight. 2. Your blood pressure. Ideally, it should be 120/80 or below. Starting at 115/75, the risk for heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular disease doubles with each increment of 20/10. People with systolic blood pressure (the first number) of 120 to 139 or a diastolic of 80 to 90 are "prehypertensive." Changes in diet and activity patterns can help prevent cardiovascular disease at this level. 3. Your fasting glucose. If you have two fasting plasma glucose measurements of 126 mg/dL or greater, you have diabetes. 4. Your LDL cholesterol level. Your bad cholesterol reading should be below 100, but 70 is better. Diet, exercise, and medications like statins, or all three, can lower your LDL, reducing your heart disease risk by about a third.


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