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My Little Corner

By Shannon Robin Writing this little column is generally an easy thing for me to do. I'm not trying to force an opinion on anyone through the editorial, but rather am sharing stories about things I encounter in day-to-day life in Pincher Creek and the communities I now visit on a regular basis. Sometimes the stories are based simply on life experience or meant to share a giggle or a sentiment. When the week has been particularly jam-packed it can be a struggle to decide what I'd like to focus on. That was the case Monday when I made my first attempt to write. Monday evening was no better as a few more things had coloured the day! I went to bed trying to decide what I would write about, and still found myself rambling first thing in the morning. When I checked my email I found a gem more important than the ideas which had been forming in my mind. You may recall a story in our Feb. 1 edition about Linda Hammond and her preparation to travel to Costa Rica to assist a Habitat for Humanity project. Linda has arrived in Costa Rica along with her sister Diane Miller of Calgary, and their work has begun. Here is the message Linda sent home:

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first day of the build was that I was too tired to write this email last night. Jeff would be proud, Diane and I dug holes all day with a spade and a posthole digger. I laughed because these tools I do not like to use at home. And yet, here we were digging away hole after hole. The couples that we are building for are very young and in extreme poverty. They both have a couple children and are in their 20s. The husbands work on a farm that is nearby, making only two, maybe three dollars an hour. Many of the people in this village work on orange farms nearby or don't work at all. There are not a lot of jobs in the area. Some families go out and work when it is time to pick beans or oranges and work so they can have food for a couple days. They work long hours just for food that day. No saving money, no careers, just a job that will feed the family. The village is near the Nicaraguan border, Santa Elena, an hour drive north of La Cruz. Memories of yesterday – we have a great group, we all worked well and hard, when the wind is not blowing it is very hot. I am out of time, but I will try and write more tonight. Thanks for the support!

STB mailbox Rodeo cabaret volunteers wanted It's almost that time of year for the rodeo and cabaret held the weekend of Aug. 17 in Pincher Creek. Once again we are in need of many volunteers to help this event run smoothly. If you can help out in any way, please contact Grace at 403-627-9537 or Dan at 403-627-6498 to assist with the cabaret. Yee haw and hope to see you there! Grace and Dan Sibbald Livingstone School happenings The fundraiser for Shaylee Zeller, organized by Turning Pointe Dance Studio, with assistance from a number of our staff, was a tremendous success. It was wonderful to see Shaylee, who has been in the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary since October. The generosity of our community is outstanding and we hope all of the support shown will give Shaylee the strength she needs to get well. Shaylee, while in the hospital, has been able to maintain her exceptional academic status in Grade 12 and has been chosen as our class valedictorian. "A Bird in the Hand" TREX art exhibit is on display in the Livingstone School library from April 23 to May 23. Members of the public are invited to enjoy this excellent exhibit by Alberta artists. Terri Donald, Principal Livingstone School

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Students of Turning Pointe Dance Studio delighted audiences attending two shows last Sunday. From left are Katrina Kocsis of Pincher Creek, Josee Wiebe of Lundbreck, Tori Wakaluk and Sean Park, both of Crowsnest Pass.

Festival of the Stars showcases local talent Students of Turning Pointe Dance Studio in Hillcrest strutted their stuff on stage Sunday at the Festival of the Stars. An endless list of adjectives could be used to describe the performances, including energetic, breathtaking, pure fun, diverse and spectacular. The dancers demonstrated not only their talent, but also their passion for dance, shown by the broad smiles on their faces. They are all performers in their own right. Most students attend four to six classes each week, and their dedication came through in the polished performances. Pieces were choreographed by instruc-

tors Tara Fenton Groves, Christina Samson and Kandis Span, and dance forms covered in the numbers included ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre and hip hop. The show provided an opportunity for students to practise their solos, duets, and small group performances prior to the Great Canadian Dance Challenge, a competition in Lethbridge, May 3 to 6. The annual recital turned into something extra special this year as all proceeds from the show, a lasagna dinner and a silent auction will be donated to assist dancer Shaylee Zeller. She has been a patient at Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary since last fall.

"It was so special because of Shaylee," says Tara. "It gave a different vibe to everything, and the kids were more excited than nervous with the focus on her." "It was a great day for everyone," she adds. The year-end show will be June 2 and 3 at the University of Lethbridge theatre, and tickets for the two matinee shows will be available at the studio this Thursday. Parents will be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the show, and teachers will be able to focus on the dancers, with a professional crew looking after the audio, lights and setup. Continued on page 9

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Oh, the horror! By Amber Lee Mohl JW Schnarr is a talented author of intense horror stories and novels. His writing makes his name synonymous with terror, blood and unsettling character developments. And guess what? He lives in a community near you. That’s right – JW Schnarr is alive and well, making his home in Claresholm. When he’s not considering the demise of his next horror story characters, he keeps busy as a reporter and photographer for the Claresholm Local Press. As a young boy, JW was a big fan of horror books and eventually found himself writing stories for fun. Originally from Calgary, he studied journalism at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and, ironically enough, sold a story to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Before college, he placed a couple of stories in small-press magazines, “otherwise known in the industry as ‘for the love’ markets,” he shares with a laugh. JW worked in construction for a while, and after a seven-year hiatus from

writing he began dabbling in it again, as a hobby. He sold stories here and there but collected “quite a few rejection letters in the process,” he says. An injury gave him some time off and, in order to stave off boredom, he started up his own small publishing company. It was then he took the initiative to put together Shadows of the Emerald City, an anthology of horror stories based on The Wizard of Oz. Continuing with his quirky take on classic stories and characters, he created his latest novel, Alice & Dorothy. “I came up with an idea too big to use as just a short story,” he says. His hard work paid off, and JW is proud to say his latest work has had really good response. JW is working on a new novel, Big Pig, and says, “It’s a combination of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Night of the Living Dead.” The scary part – or best part, depending on your perspective – is that this horror story is set in southern Alberta. Be sure to keep an eye out in August

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Team effort leads to rescue of Jacob and Anja Pincher Creek Search and Rescue received a call at 8:40 a.m. April 15 from a Lethbridge paramedic, requesting assistance to organize a search for Jacob and Anja Oosterwijk. The couple hadn't returned home the previous evening from a day trip to Fernie. Family and friends were concerned by how out of character it was for them to be out of touch with their children. "Normally we don't go out unless we're tasked by an agency such as the RCMP, because we're not covered for liability," says Pincher Creek SAR president Janet Jones. The reality of a situation like this, though, is that people will go out anyway. An organized effort lessens the chance of others becoming lost and makes the search more effective. A command base was set up in Pincher Creek to help direct the volunteers in their search. "This situation drew a huge number of spontaneous volunteers," Janet says. On Sunday, April 15, 75 volunteers showed up, and the number grew to 120 on Monday. Members of Pincher Creek SAR, directed by search managers Janet Jones, Ron Hann, Brett

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"We asked them not to send any more volunteers. At that point we had exhausted all possible locations in our area to a high probability. We needed to focus on planning and to ensure there weren't any gaps in the coverage area." Tuesday morning, a few areas deserving a second look were checked out, and the first confirmation of location came through. "We knew they had been in Fernie at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday," Janet says. At this point Sparwood SAR took over. Janet was on the phone with their command post when they had to hang up because they were receiving information about the Oosterwijks. Jacob and Anja were rescued shortly afterward from their location about two hours north of Highway 3, on a forestry service road in the ElkoGalloway area. "They were lucky," Janet says. "The things they found – the cabin, the food and the radio – were what they needed to survive." "We don't usually get this many volunteers," she says. "When people are lost we usually find the vehicle and search outward, but in this case the people were found first."

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Who needs the penny?

Members of the Rotary Club of Pincher Creek wonder what's in your piggy bank! With the recent federal budget calling to stop production of the one-cent coppers, we'll all find ourselves looking for useful things to do with our coins. At a club executive meeting a few weeks ago, Gerry Alex suggested it would be a great time to come up with a project involving pennies due to all the media attention the little coins were receiving. Dan Crawford says he and Scott Korbett got pretty excited about the idea. It made sense to see how the community would rise to the challenge of collecting pennies for the well-known Polio Plus program. Two days later, Dan shared the idea of Pennies for Polio at a group meeting. "Everyone was receptive, and thought it was a neat idea," he says. "It turns out a similar project was done in the past, but it didn't have the push of the government stopping production of pennies." "The program is something the whole club can get behind and be active with in the community," Dan says. "This will raise awareness of polio, and hopefully the club can raise a significant amount of money which will change many lives." Dan sees potential for the program to spread to other clubs within the district,

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and even beyond. "In theory it could spread to clubs around the world and be a really big deal that starts in our community here." The program will be up and running by early next week, with penny pails set up at all four banks in Pincher Creek – ATB Financial, CIBC, Pincher Creek Credit Union and Royal Bank. Keep your eyes open for posters and pails as they are set up in other businesses. Information will also be passed through the local schools. Information will be posted regularly on the Facebook page for Shootin' the Breeze, so "like" the page for current updates. You can also check the mailbox column at www.shootinthebreeze.ca . "The more places we can get it out there, the better it's going to spread," Dan says. It doesn't even take a handful of pennies to provide an oral vaccination for polio and potentially save a life. Think how many lives you could change by emptying your piggy bank, bringing in those jars full of pennies gathering dust on the shelf, and checking under the couch cushions. Dan sums it up well in saying, "A tiny handful of pennies is

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experiences. By Amber Lee Mohl Manager Murray Bush urged the John Clarke has been a Fish and provincial government to start the Wildlife officer for 23 years and he’s program and in 2001, the division seen his share of wildlife in Crowsnest was able to attain two Karelian bear Pass. dogs. But he doesn’t work alone. With Soon after, the project expanded the assistance of two Karelian bear to include the diversion of moose, dogs, John helps keep wild animals at cougars and big-horned sheep from a safe distance, in the harbour of their specific locations in the area. natural habitat. The Crowsnest Conservation In 2001, Kuma and Micah were Society plays an important role in the first Karelian bear dogs in educating the community about Canada to work with government on BearSmart strategies, and organizes bear management, as service dogs. educational events that feature the When Micah passed away, Koda was Karelian bear dog program and brought onto the team. Photo courtesy of John Clarke the Crowsnest Pass BearSmart They were bred and raised Fish and Wildlife officer John Clarke with his dogs Koda and Committee, which is run by by Wind River Bear Institute of Kuma and a tranquilized grizzly bear. Elizabeth Anderson. Montana. John is grateful to those helping Known as a hard-working, indesion as they make boundaries for any bear, out, and adds, “Programs are only pendent breed, the dogs are put to the test at successful with community involvement.” an early age. “They are evaluated at the age of cougar or other animal that makes its way into an area. They’re also known to keep If you would like to learn more about 10 weeks,” says John. “By two years they get big-horned sheep at bay and off our local making your neighbourhood and area their brains and that’s when they really start highways. BearSmart, an assessment can be done to doing their job.” Fish and Wildlife biologist Richard determine why bears are coming to your The bear dogs are used for officer safety Quinlan was the first to introduce this property. If you are experiencing bear or as they search for evidence and track wildnew way of teaching bears to steer clear of other wildlife issues, call Alberta Fish and life, alerting the officers to any imminent particular areas – and thus avoid negative Wildlife’s Blairmore office at 403-562-3289. danger. The dogs are used to create a diver-

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Wildrose bloomin’ in Livingstone-Macleod In dramatic fashion, Alberta voters gave the Progressive Conservatives their 12th straight majority mandate in Monday’s provincial election. But in Livingstone-Macleod, victory belonged to Wildrose candidate Pat Stier, who unseated PC incumbent Evan Berger. Unofficial results Tuesday morning showed Mr. Stier with 8,565 votes and Mr. Berger with 7,403, in what was essentially a two-way race. The new MLA, a rancher and landplanning consultant from DeWinton, will serve a constituency that now stretches from the High River area in the north to Waterton Lakes Park in the south. Across the province, Premier Alison Redford’s Tories won 61 seats, Wildrose 17, Liberals five and NDP four. Livingstone-Macleod Results Pat Stier, Wildrose – 8,565 Evan Berger, PC – 7,403 Matthew Halton, NDP – 944 Alex Macdonald, Liberal – 597 Larry Ashmore, Evergreen – 347

Dennis Olson of Lundbreck gives thumbs up while tallying results from LivingstoneMacleod polling stations. Dennis and his wife, Rose, managed Pat Stier's successful election run. "It was a very positive campaign," he says. "The voters in Livingstone-Macleod are to be commended for the gracious way they conducted themselves throughout the campaign. All are great friends and neighbours."

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FESTIVAL, continued from page 3 "I love producing this show, and the teachers and students are all excited about it," Tara says. Karen Paton will be creating a new backdrop to go with the show theme, Our Favourite Things. "The finale will be a feature presentation about love, peace and harmony," Tara says. "The other things don't matter!" Turning Pointe attracts about 150 dancers of all ages from Pincher Creek to Sparwood. Instruction includes everything from tiny tot to senior levels in all disciplines, ballet exam preparation, and adult classes for both competitive and recreational dancers. Rebecca Dewey is the only instructor who lives in the area. Tara, Kandis and Christina all travel significant distances to work with their students up to four days per week. Crowsnest Pass Dance Festival Society supports the dancers by covering a portion of exam and festival fees and providing a scholarship.

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Serve it up for Africa Staff and students at J.T. Foster School in Nanton are hosting a family volleyball tournament, supper and dance Saturday to raise funds for Hillside School in Malawi, Africa. The volleyball tournament is open to anyone 12 years and over, and it's not too late to register if you contact the school today! Entry fee is $100 per team, and prizes will be awarded for first and second place. Beef on a bun and hamburgers will be served from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with a dance to follow. DJ services are donated by a local supporter. "Businesses are donating and we hope to raise more from the family dance," says organizer Sue Moore. "It is a huge undertaking, but will hopefully be a fun community event." Sue has been assisted by a committee

from student council led by Shayne Hill. "She has been doing the lion's share of the work with me," Sue says. Hillside School was founded by a retired teacher and her husband from the Nanton area. The school has to pass government standards event though it doesn't receive any government funding, and currently J.T. Foster has been the school's major source of funds. Funds raised in Nanton are sent directly to the school, with no middle fees. The two schools email regularly with updates. "They are actually making the bricks from scratch themselves," Sue says. "Right now they are at the point of finding desks and supplies to open up." "We sure hope to raise a bundle to send to our school," Sue says.

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Wii Fit balance board and software, $50. Phone 403-627-8813. _________________________

Seasonal/summer staff: The Pincher Creek & District Historical Society is looking for full-time seasonal/summer staff for the following positions at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek, AB. Position includes gardening/landscaping, tourist information, exhibit development & maintenance. Positions available from May 14 to August 24, 2012. Closing date for applications is April 23. Successful applicants will be crosstrained for all positions. Interest in history, museum work, tourism, gardening, special event preparation and excellent people skills are a definite asset. Forward resume to Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, Box 1226, 1037 Bev McLachlin Dr., Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0, or email tglen.kbpv@gmail.com. Fax 403-627-5850 - no phone calls please. Some positions are for returning students only. We thank all that apply but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Acreage, farm and yard cleanup. Man and one-ton garbage truck supplied. Call Rob at 403628-3295. _________________________ Home parties: Host a Passion Party and receive free products and exclusive discounts. amimarin@yourpassionconsultant. com .

Antique Coke cooler - makes a great beer fridge, $1,500. Phone 403-627-6449.

HELP WANTED

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY MAY TO AUGUST 2012

DUTIES • Assist with business operation and office tasks • Building and site maintenance • Groundskeeping • Operation of tractor/groomer QUALIFICATIONS • Responsible and able to work independently • Experience with machinery would be an asset • Valid driver’s licence required • Post-secondary students will be given preference HOURLY WAGE $12.00 SUBMIT RESUMES TO Pincher Creek & District Agricultural Society Box 326, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 ATTN: Leroy Goodreau 403-627-4702 or 403-627-6482 Applications will remain open until the position has been filled by a suitable candidate. We thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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WANTED New fabric – any colour, blend or style! Will be used to make kit bags for children and families in Third World countries. Your generous donations are greatly appreciated. Please call Kathy or Peter at 403-627-2350. _________________________ Looking for pasture for up to 125 cow/calf pairs. Phone 403601-1360.


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Time to pitch in Community initiatives are well underway for the 46th annual Pitch-In Canada Week. Students from Canyon School in Pincher Creek have been doing their part, cleaning up designated areas around the community. Gloves and garbage bags were provided by the Town of Pincher Creek. Organized cleanup efforts are being held over the next few weeks and everyone is encouraged to help out with the spring cleaning. Motorists are advised to be alert for volunteer groups who will be out cleaning sections of ditch along the highways. The theme of this year's campaign is Operation: Clean Sweep, and you can find information at www.pitch-in.ca .

While it was a testament to Pincher Creek that the grounds of the community hall were almost void of garbage, enthusiastic Grade 3 students from Canyon School were disappointed they didn't find much to fill their bags with. In the first photo, Alyssa Dollman, left, and Tyrae Brown show off a piece of honeycomb they found near the creek. In the centre photo, Amanjot Sran, right, was excited to find a small piece of trash to put in Sydney Perrin's bag. In the last photo, Brett Ball, left, and Evan Luke hadn't found much to fill their trash bag, but enjoyed a beautiful morning outside, doing their part to pitch in.

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Mark Your Calendar Events and Entertainment - Full details are available in the STB online calendar WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 – Pajama party - 7 p.m. at Ruffles Boutique in Pincher Creek – A.B. Daley School council meeting - 3:30 p.m. in Nanton – ConocoPhillips community cleanup in Claresholm – Teen games night - 7 p.m. at the Stavely youth hall – Pitch-In Canada Week THURSDAY, APRIL 26 – Sneak Peek - 4 p.m. at Perfect Posies in Pincher Creek – Pincher Creek Co-op AGM - 7 p.m. at the Heritage Inn in Pincher Creek – Pitch-In Canada Week FRIDAY, APRIL 27 – No school for students of W.A. Day and G.R. Davis schools in Fort Macleod – Bingo - 1:30 p.m. at Huddlestun Seniors Centre in Pincher Creek – Beginner roping clinic - 6:30 p.m. at the Horseshoe Pavilion in

Pincher Creek – Dr. Seuss party - 5 p.m. at the Pincher Creek pool – Kananaskis Indoor Pro Rodeo 7 p.m. at Crowsnest Pass Sports Complex in Coleman – WCCHS prom in Claresholm – Youth music jam - 7 p.m. at the Allied Arts Building in Fort Macleod – Pitch-In Canada Week – Dinner, meat draws and moose races - 5 p.m. at Bellevue Legion SATURDAY, APRIL 28 – Pancake breakfast and garage sale - 8 a.m. at the Cowley hall – Kananaskis Indoor Pro Rodeo 6 p.m. at Crowsnest Pass Sports Complex in Coleman – A Ladies Night Out at the Oscars - 6 p.m. at the Claresholm Community Centre – Community volleyball tournament and dance at J.T. Foster School in Nanton – F.P. Walshe prom in Fort Macleod – Town clean-up in Claresholm

– Pitch-In Canada Week – Meat draws - 3 p.m. at the Pincher Creek Legion SUNDAY, APRIL 29 Are your taxes done? – Kananaskis Indoor Pro Rodeo 2 p.m. at Crowsnest Pass Sports Complex in Coleman – Golden age potluck supper - 5:30 p.m. in Stavely – Pitch-In Canada Week – Find the Passquatch MONDAY, APRIL 30 Personal tax returns are due today – Pitch-In Canada Week TUESDAY, MAY 1 – Quickdraw Computers and Cloud 9 open at their new location in Pincher Creek – Ag society meeting - 7:30 p.m. at Stavely – Masons meeting - 7:30 p.m. at

Stavely – Council meetings - Crowsnest Pass, MD of Pincher Creek municipal planning commission and subdivision authority – Coleman Community Society meeting - 7:30 p.m. at the Coleman Legion WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 – Friends of the Library used book sale - 9 a.m. at Ranchland Mall in Pincher Creek – J.T. Foster School council meeting - 7 p.m. at Nanton – Vacation photography course begins - 7 p.m. at Allied Arts Building in Fort Macleod – Crowsnest Pass Community Choir and Crowsnest Pass Orchestra concert - 7:30 p.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman Details provided for events can be found by following the calendar link at www.shootinthebreeze.ca .

Weekly Adult Activities and Classes Claresholm – Indoor walking - Tues. to Thurs. 10 a.m. at the community centre Crowsnest Pass – Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Wed. 6 p.m. at Bellecrest Seniors’ Centre – Gymwalk - Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. at MDM Complex – Older adult fitness program -

Mon. and Wed. 10 a.m. at MDM Complex Fort Macleod – Adult walking & fitness program - Mon., Wed., and Fri. 9 a.m. at community hall Granum – Dropinettes - Thursdays

Nanton – Al Anon - Thurs. 8 p.m. at FCSS building Pincher Creek – Rotary luncheon - Thurs. 11:45 a.m. at Heritage Inn – Foothills Duplicate Bridge Club - 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Pincher Creek Senior Citizens Drop-in

Centre – Search & Rescue - First Tues. 6 p.m. at the fire hall – Badminton club - Fri. 7 p.m. at Matthew Halton school – Cribbage - Wed. 7 p.m. at the Legion – Darts - Thurs. 7 p.m. at the Legion

List your event by calling 403-904-2227 or emailing news@shootinthebreeze.ca Listings are free for non-profit groups, service clubs, schools, youth organizations and events advertised in The Breeze. $5 fee for unadvertised commercial and business listings - promote your event on this popular page!

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Pincher Creek Community Adult Learning Council

2012

Women’s Fair Saturday, May 26

Foothills Community Church, Pincher Creek Guest Speaker Catriona Le May Doan Olympic Gold Medalist! Enjoy lunch, exhibitor booths, entertainment, refreshments and door prizes!

Breakout Sessions: Nia – “The Movement Medicine” Living Wellness Every Day Pampered Chef Demo Beauty from the Inside Out Cloud 9 Foods - Healthy Living Weight Loss Myths Busted Connecting to your Fashion Personality Insomnia & Sleep Therapy

Win a Makeover! Free Massages! Childcare and transportation services available Space is limited!

Call 403-627-4478 to register by May 17

Park Library School Work

Wheel to Week!

Soccer Game

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JUNE 2-9, 2012 Get on your safety gear… Plan your best route… and Get Wheeling!!! REGISTER

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Acres

Farm Museum

25th Annual Show 2012 The year of the pioneer family

August 3rd - 4th - 5th

Celebrate our 25th annual show with us. Agricultural demonstrations, horses and tractors and vintage cars, Two days of family fun - children's games and concessions Traditional barn dance for all the family on Saturday Evening

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"I'll Walk Alone" By Mary Higgins Clark (Simon and Schuster, $7.99) Reviewed by Rose M. Croke There is good reason why Mary Higgins Clark is called "America's Queen of Suspense." In "I'll Walk Alone," now available in paperback, Higgins Clark delivers yet another suspense-filled whodunit -- her 30th in a long, illustrious career as one of America's most beloved and prolific suspense writers. The novel's protagonist is Alexandra "Zan" Moreland, a gifted interior designer who is haunted by the kidnapping of her 3-year-old son from Central Park. On what would be Matthew's fifth birthday, photos surface in the media that implicate her in her only son's mysterious disappearance. To add to her misery, a stranger has stolen her identity and is impersonating her. Zan's fledging design business is threatened as her bank accounts are cleaned out and charges to her credit

cards mount. Under surveillance by the media and enduring the relentless scrutiny of the police and her bitter ex-husband, Zan begins to have panic attacks and blackouts that further discredit her sanity. With the help of Alvirah Meehan, an amateur sleuth and one of Higgins Clark's most beloved recurring characters, Zan sets out to clear her name and find the person(s) behind this elaborate scheme. She focuses her blame squarely on Bartley Longe, her one-time mentor and now vindictive business rival. With her reputation in tatters and overwhelming circumstantial evidence against her, Zan embarks on a mission to prove her innocence and find her son. The story moves along at a fast-clip as Zan pieces together who is trying to destroy her and how it all ties in to the fateful day her son went missing. As the pieces fall into place, Higgins Clark delivers her trademark fast-paced, raceagainst-time conclusion that never fails to entertain. A classic page turner, "I'll Walk Alone" is a timely cautionary tale about identity theft expertly woven into a torn-fromthe-headlines story about a missing child and a mother's endurance under the glaring hot lamp of suspicion. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


By Steve Becker FAMOUS HAND This deal occurred in a tournament played in France in 1963 to select the French representative that year to the annual European team championship. And quite a deal it was! It started off innocently enough when Jacques Stetten, playing with Leon Tintner, opened third-hand with one spade. East bid two hearts -- he had values to spare for his modest overcall, but no better call was available -- and South bid three diamonds. At this point, the bidding became frenetic. North bid three hearts, a cuebid indicating a strong hand with a probable void in hearts, and East doubled. After two passes, North then bid four hearts! This was a further cuebid, confirming the heart void, and even more importantly, it urged South to bid a slam in either diamonds or spades, depending on his hand.

South quickly accepted the invitation by bidding six diamonds. True, South had only 10 high-card points (six of which he knew were wasted opposite North's void). But South also had a seven-card suit and a void in clubs that North could not possibly know about. Not only that, but when East doubled, Tintner had enough confidence in his partner's bidding and his own values to redouble! East -- holding A-A-A-K -- no doubt thought his opponents had gone berserk and would pay heavily for their indiscretion. But that wasn't how things turned out. Tintner easily made six diamonds redoubled for a score of 1,330 points, losing only a diamond trick, and poor East was left wondering what in the world had hit him. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

1. Is the book of Habakkuk in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who's the only woman in the Bible with her age mentioned? Eve, Ruth, Leah, Sarah 3. What did Methuselah become at 187 years old? Saved, Invalid, Father, Martyr 4. From Mark 9, Hell is a place where what dieth not? Worm, Body, Soul, Greed 5. On what day did God divide land and water? 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th 6. What bird was named for the Apostle Peter? Tern, Cormorant, Auklet, Petrel ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Sarah; 3) Father; 4) Worm; 5) 3rd; 6) Petrel Wilson Casey's trivia book "Know It? ... or Not?" is available from BearManorMedia. com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


PHOTO: Genie Francis Q: While I don't want "Desperate Housewives" to end, I am excited to see what's in store for the series finale. Can you give me any hints? -- Tina D., via e-mail A: A familiar face will return to Wisteria Lane for the show's finale on May 13 at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC. Dana Delany -- who currently stars in her own hit ABC show "Body of Proof " -- will reprise her role as Katherine Mayfair. The story behind her return has been kept hush-hush, so we'll just have to wait and see what she's up to. *** Q: Genie Francis is one of my all-time favorite actresses, and I just love her in the Hallmark Channel's "The Note" series. Will there be a third movie? -- Catherine F., Harrisburg, Pa. A: Just in time for Mother's Day, Genie Francis and Ted McGinley are back as newlyweds Peyton MacGruder and King Danville in "Notes from the Heart Healer," premiering Sunday, May 13, on the Hallmark Channel. The couple is celebrating their first anniversary when they are surprised by an abandoned baby on their doorstep. I spoke with Genie recently, and she was excited to explore the mothering aspect of the character, since Peyton gave up a child for adoption 20-some years earlier. "What I love most about Peyton is that she gets involved and she brings everything up as if it were a spiritual question like, 'Why did I get this baby on my doorstep?' She wants to help prevent the mother of this abandoned baby from ending up like her. Throughout this, there's a healing for Peyton in that she knows that she's got in her to be a good mother." *** Q: My husband heard that Ryan O'Neal has cancer. Is that true? -- Hannah F., via e-mail A: Ryan, 70, recently announced that he is battling Stage 2 prostate cancer, and that he's expected to make a full recovery.

While he was "shocked and stunned" by the news, he is hopeful about his prognosis. *** Q: I can't get enough "GCB," and I especially love Heather Cruz. What can you tell me about the actress who plays her? -- Deena A., Norfolk, Va. A: Marisol Nichols plays feisty and independent real-estate agent Heather Cruz. Marisol told me recently why she loves her character so much: "I could understand what she had to do to survive in this community, and I felt like she was the most grounded out of everybody. She worked her butt off to get to where she is: She didn't inherit a business; she wasn't born into money; she didn't marry into it. She had to make it on her own, and that I can completely relate to. I've been working odd jobs since I was 12. I think I forged my ID when I was a kid so that I could work at 14. I wanted to work; I didn't want to have to ask people for money." Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


Old Iron Q: I am enclosing two views of an old iron of mine and would greatly appreciate it if you can tell me more about it and estimate how much it is worth. -- Joan, Sun City, Ariz. A: I always hate to answer a question about irons, because when I do, it triggers an avalanche of mail from others who own older irons. I am usually hard pressed just to stay on top of the extra volume of mail. With that said, readers with collectible irons should contact an expert. David Irons is just such a man and has written an informative book about them, "Irons by Irons." He might be able to give you an

Pepperoni Pasta Salad Pack this in your lunch box and see if you don't get an "attitude adjustment" with the first bite! 1 (15-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, chopped and undrained 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup fat-free Italian dressing 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 3 cups cold cooked penne or rotini pasta, rinsed and drained 1/3 cup sliced ripe olives 1 (3.5 ounce) package Hormel

idea of what your iron is worth. Contact him at Irons Antiques, 223 Covered Bridge Road, Northhampton, PA 18067; and dave@ironsantiques.com. Check out his webpage at www.ironsantiques.com. *** Q: I recently found a coin that celebrated the Chicago World's Fair of 1933. The design includes what appears to be a Nazi swastika, odd for such a coin. Can you explain why this would have been used to promote an American event? -- James, Wood River, Ill. A: Before the symbol was co-opted by Hitler, it was used in many ancient religions, including ones in India and China. In America, it often was used in Native American designs in both textiles and pottery patterns. *** Q: I have a book of Shakespeare published by Henry T. Coates & Company that appears to be quite old. What is it worth? -- Marjorie, St. Augustine, Fla. A: St. Augustine has several excellent used book dealers, and perhaps that is where you should begin your search. Wolf 's Head

Books is one of the oldest such businesses in your city and has an excellent reputation. ** Q: I have a partial set of sterling flatware in the Trousseal pattern. Can you tell me anything about this pattern and how much my set is worth? -- Susan, St. Louis, Mo. A: The pattern was introduced by the International Silver Company in 1934. Typical prices in this pattern are fork, $40; butter spreader, $18, soup spoon, $30, and sugar tongs, $50.

reduced-fat pepperoni, diced 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese

(c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

In a large bowl, combine undrained stewed tomatoes, onion, Italian dressing and Italian seasoning. Stir in pasta, olives, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Add Parmesan cheese. Mix gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Gently stir again just before serving. Makes 6 (1 cup each) servings. • Each serving equals: About 205 calories, 5g fat, 13g protein, 27g carb., 729mg sodium, 2g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 1 Meat, 1/2 Vegetable.

Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to questionsforcox@aol.com. Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


of prison to find that their home has been foreclosed on and sold to a young couple. The fugitives turn a gathering of friends into a hostage situation that escalates when they call in the head honcho: their mom. Rebecca De Mornay plays the mother with as much straight-laced menace as she can. The film is directed by a fellow who did some of the "Saw" sequels, and the overall tone and torture aspect land in that region.

PHOTO: Rebecca De Mornay in "Mother's Day" PICKS OF THE WEEK "The Vow" (PG-13) -- After a car accident takes away his wife's memory of the past five years, Leo (Channing Tatum) is determined to make Paige (Rachel McAdams) fall in love with him again. This is not another adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, but you could have fooled me by the way the posters, previews and plot seem familiar. However, "The Vow" still has something to offer for the lover of sappy romcoms and seeker of movies for date night. Paige's struggle is mostly about finding a life that makes sense to her -- a lot has changed for her in the five years that she doesn't remember. Leo's struggle is bringing her back to the person it took her years to grow into. Tatum has the charm and the abs to be a romantic-movie star, but he can't quite carry the dramatic weight of the story. "Underworld: Awakening" (R) -- One can't be certain how many films there are

in this particular action-horror series, but this is certainly one of them. Kate Beckinsale takes up her role as Selene, a vampire lady who is frequently called upon to flip around and shoot things. The twist this time is that the human world has caught on to the existence of vampires and werewolves in the present day. The movie sticks to a few notes. Everything is black with blue lighting. All fights are superhuman gunfights with bits of kung fu. All dialog is horrible and pointless. Sure, these movies are about the skintight black-costumed shootouts, but who says there can't be character development or an interesting plot to go with the full automatics? "Mother's Day" (R) -- This remake of a bizarre 1980 horror film misses the mark for suspense and winds up with tedium instead. Three violent brothers break out

"Front Line" (NR) -- Set during the last days of combat during the Korean War, this film examines the horrors of war from a slightly different perspective. For a South Korean production, there are quite a few Hollywood tropes, but the film ultimately holds its own by looking at the final, brutal battles for the last hills up for grabs before the ceasefire. A South Korean bullet in one of the commanding officers prompts a murder investigation of a hardened company. The film knows that there is a grim absurdity in a murder investigation on the front lines of war. TV RELEASES "Chuck: The Complete Fifth Season" "The Big C: The Complete Second Season" "Fantasy Island: The Complete Second Season" "Vegas: The Third Season, Volume 1" (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


Is Coupon Clipping Worth the Effort? Clipping coupons can shave dollars off your grocery bill. While it might see like more trouble than it's worth, you can save serious money if you develop a plan and stick to it. Start by checking the Sunday newspaper each week. Add up the value of the coupons you'll actually use and determine if it's worthwhile buying additional newspapers just for the ads. If products you regularly use have coupons, take that as an opportunity to stock up. Many stores run sales at the same time that coupons appear in newspapers, increasing your savings. If you have a computer and a printer, a whole world of potential savings opens up, as there are dozens of websites devoted

to couponing. As a starting point on the Internet, check these websites to see if they appeal to you: www.coupons.com (click on Deals by State), www.dealseekingmom. com, www.redplum.com and www.fatwallet.com. Many sites insist that you sign up with an email address, so create a separate email account just for couponing. You might need to sign up for a weekly or monthly newsletter that will include printable coupons. In other cases, once you sign in, you'll be able to print coupons immediately. Some ask for your ZIP code so the coupons can be targeted to stores in your area. Set a goal for your couponing. Do just want to shave dollars off your weekly grocery bill? Do you want to concentrate only on the high-dollar items in your grocery bill, such as diapers or pet food? Will you use the extra cash for family fun, or put the money in a savings account, or use it to pay off credit-card debt? Knowing what your specific goals are can help you stay consistent. Unless you find over time that you're extremely serious about saving money with coupons, don't fall for the DVD work-

shops and CDs that will teach you how clip coupons. You'll net plenty of savings with a modest effort that doesn't cost you anything. If you save $5 a week, that's $5 that stays in your wallet. To decide if couponing is for you, spend an hour a few days a week searching online for coupons and clipping them from the newspaper. Try it for three weeks. Then add up your savings. Decide if a regular effort is a potentially significant money saver for you. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


Plan a Family Career Day If you ask 4-year-old Axel Nelson, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" his first response might not be "a university librarian," but who knows where his career path will lead thanks to a few "going to work" outings with his grandpa Bryce, university librarian at Seattle Pacific University. "When we walk through the main door hand in hand, my pint-size visitor is excited when he is greeted with smiles from staff and students," says Bryce. While the long rows and tall stacks are still a bit intimidating for him, he likes to head directly for my office, where we check out my baseball memorabilia and have a 'meeting' together over cups of tea. Now whenever we see each other, his first question for me is 'Grandpa, how were your meetings?'" Do your kids really know what you do when you head off to work? To clear up the mystery, set a date and make plans to take them along. Introduce them to co-workers, show them around and have a snack or lunch together. They'll feel special and important wearing an ID or visitor's badge. And if you have an office or specific space, kids will be excited to

see their photographs or their original paintings displayed on your desk or wall. If children are not allowed in your workplace during regular business hours, make arrangements for an after-hours tour. Here are more ways you can share the idea of work with your kids: --Familiarize your children with the work skills of your ancestors. Compile a list of relatives, and interview them or gather information from your family tree. Was great-grandfather a farmer? You may enjoy visiting a living-farm museum this summer to see what that job used to be like. --For preschoolers, make a simple booklet together filled with pictures and brochures illustrating what you do during your workday. If you're an at-home parent, the book will show that caring for home and family also is important work.

--Talk with your school-age kids about their present interests and skills, and how they eventually might apply to a future vocation. *** Donna Erickson's award-winning series "Donna's Day" is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit www.donnasday.com and link to the NEW Donna's Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is "Donna Erickson's Fabulous Funstuff for Families." (c) 2012 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.


1. Which group was associated with the album titled "Red Rose Speedway"? 2. What is David Johansen's other name? 3. Who had a popular album titled "All Hail the Queen"? 4. Name the Foghat song that ended up on the "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" video game. 5. Which trio released "The Second Time Around"? 6. Name the band responsible for "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy." Answers 1. Paul McCartney & Wings, in 1973. Originally the album was to be two LPs, but in the end they released it as a single LP with nine songs. 2. Buster Poindexter. Johansen began using that name in the 1980s when he was with the Uptown Horns. He scored his first big hit with "Hot Hot Hot" in 1987. 3. Dana Elaine Owens, also known as Queen Latifah. The album went to No. 6 on the R&B charts. She's had multiple Grammy nominations, as well as winning a Golden Globe. 4. "Slow Ride." There are a number of versions of this 1977 song, ranging from 8 to 10 minutes. 5. Shalamar, in 1979. The song went to No. 1 on both the R&B and Dance charts. 6. The Ohio Express, in 1968. Astonishingly enough, the song went to No. 1 in Canada. The bubble-gum group followed up with "Chewy, Chewy." (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


The Other, Deadlier Kind of Stroke DEAR DR. DONOHUE: In October of last year, my husband, age 63, died of a brain hemorrhage (stroke). He was a youthful, healthconscious man, now sorely missed by his wife, family and friends. This tragedy was due to undiagnosed high blood pressure, since he, like many men, refused to visit the doctor. Please encourage people, especially 55 and older, to have a checkup so they don't suffer a similar fate. -- R.A. ANSWER: My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I hope many who read your letter will take your advice. I've written about ischemic stroke, the kind that comes from a plugged brain artery. It accounts for most strokes. The letter-writer's

husband suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, one that comes from bleeding from a brain artery. Hemorrhagic strokes have an abrupt onset. A person can be fine one minute, and the next there's a profound change. He or she can't move an arm or a leg, can't talk or has a sudden, severe headache. Shortly the person becomes unresponsive. For 50 percent of people with a hemorrhagic stroke, death is the final step, and it often comes quickly. Differentiating a stroke caused by bleeding from one caused by artery plugging is not something for an untrained person to attempt. Confronted by someone who has the signs of a stroke, an untrained person should call for immediate help. As Mrs. R.A. points out, high blood pressure is one of the most common medical conditions responsible for a hemorrhagic stroke. Prevention of these lethal strokes depends on knowing what your blood pressure is. Keeping blood pressure in the normal range is the best way to prevent them. The trouble with high blood pressure is that it seldom produces any signs until it's too late. The booklet on stroke presents the different kinds, their treatment and their prevention. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 902W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. ***

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am an 82-year-old man with a history of two cancers, prostate and bladder, two knee replacements and lots of osteoarthritis. In spite of all that, I'm in good shape. I work out every day, I tour by bicycle 20 to 25 miles in a day, and I've lots of energy. About four months ago, the strangest thing started happening to me. Every time I eat, my nose starts to run. It's not a real problem, but it mystifies me. Why does it happen? -- D.M. ANSWER: It is strange, and it has a name -gustatory rhinitis, a classy way of saying "runny nose when you eat." Hot and spicy foods often provoke the reaction. Some consider it a reflex that has no useful purpose. If you're going out to eat and don't want to be embarrassed, taking an antihistamine about an hour before the meal might work. The nasal spray Astelin has a good reputation for stopping the drip. Don't use these every day. Save them for a special occasion. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2012 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved


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Celebrate spring with a bright pasta dish full of vegetables.

Oats, almonds, and shredded coconut are baked into a crispy topping over fresh strawberries.

12 ounces whole wheat- or Jerusalem artichokeflour spaghetti 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium (6- to 8-ounce) onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 pint grape tomatoes 12 ounces asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 medium zucchini, cut into half-moons 1/4 cup water Salt 1 can no-salt-added garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained 1 medium carrot, grated 1/4 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 2 tablespoons) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Fresh basil leaves, for garnish 1. Heat 6-quart saucepot of water to boiling on high. Cook pasta as label directs. 2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat oil on medium. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Add grape tomatoes; cook 5 minutes or until beginning to soften. Add asparagus, zucchini, water and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until tomatoes begin to burst. Stir in beans and carrot; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until beans are heated through. 3. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta; return to saucepot and add vegetable mixture, Parmesan, lemon juice, reserved cooking water and 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss until combined. Divide among serving bowls; garnish with basil. Serves 4. • Each serving: About 495 calories, 6g total fat (1g saturated), 2mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 95g total carbs, 18g dietary fiber, 22g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2012 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

1 pound strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats 1/4 cup sliced almonds 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut 1 tablespoon agave syrup 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 pinch salt 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. In 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish, spread strawberries. 3. In medium bowl, toss oats, sliced almonds, coconut, agave syrup, canola oil and pinch salt until well mixed. Sprinkle over berries. 4. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 4. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping.com/ recipefinder/. (c) 2012 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

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NOW HERE'S A TIP • "My best friend recently had her first child. For her baby shower, we decided to get together and cook her several meals that could be frozen and go right from the freezer to the oven. This way, she has many meals to grab in the first few sleepless weeks." -- E.S. in Mississippi • Need to save money grocery shopping? Studies show that if you shop when the store is least busy, you'll make smarter decisions. Try shopping at off-peak hours, such as later in the evening or early in the morning. Or try your store on Wednesday, traditionally the least busy day of the week. • "I was making cookies last week and needed to roll out the dough, but I couldn't find my rolling pin anywhere. In a pinch, I pulled a bottle of wine off my wine rack and wrapped it tightly in plastic wrap. It did the trick. I'm thinking I just might save the next empty bottle, clean the label off and use it as a rolling pin. I can store it right there in my rack!" -- O.V. in Oregon • Add shredded veggies to tomato sauce to up the veggie quotient. Many vegetables can be included without adding many calories and will not change the taste that much. Try carrots, squash or sweet potatoes. You can even add a tablespoon or two of canned, pureed pumpkin. • "I like the smaller size of kids' meals at the drive-thru. I save the toys in a box, then I drop them off with a teacher friend to use as rewards in her classroom." -- A Reader, via email • "I found a bunch of guttering at a garage sale super-cheap, and was inspired to bring it INSIDE my house. I purchased end pieces at my local hardware store and cut the gutters to fit inside my closet. They line the wall all the way up in horizontal rows. I use them to keep shoes, purses, even small baskets of accessories. It's wonderful." -- T. in Tennessee Send your tips to Now Here's a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at heresatip@yahoo.com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


By Samantha Mazzotta Cleaning a Rusty Grill Q: I left my propane grill out on the back deck over the winter. We didn't get much snow or rain, and actually used it from time to time, so I didn't cover it. Now I notice some rust on the underside of the grill. What's the best way to clean it and prevent it from happening again? -- Janice B., Columbia, Md. A: You can buy a cleaner that removes rust stains at your local hardware or homeimprovement store, or if the rust is mostly surface-based, try wiping the area first with a damp cloth. If not all the rust is removed, try scrubbing the area with a steel-wire brush or steel wool. If the interior of the grill or the grates are rusty or caked with old charcoal and burnt-on food, use the same cleaning methods to scrub them off. Then, clean the interior well (for readers who use charcoal grills, remove the old ashes and charcoal and then clean). Once clean, you'll want to seal the rust-damaged areas. On the outside of your grill, a hightemperature paint will keep air and moisture away from the metal and won't flake away quickly. The interior should be cleaned between each grilling session and closed to prevent rain from entering. Grill racks should be washed after cleaning and each use, and a thin coat of cooking oil sprayed or rubbed on them so they stay rust-free between uses. If you're not going to use the grill for a long time, say several weeks, regardless of the season it should be cleaned, covered with a grill cover and moved out of direct rain and sunlight. Some owners coat the exterior of the grill with a thin coat of cooking oil if they plan to store it for some time. HOME TIP: Got a tough cleanup of grill racks? Make a foamy vinegar-baking soda paste and apply to the racks, let them sit for a few minutes, then scrub away burnt-on food and grease. Send your questions or tips to ask@thisisahammer.com, or write This Is a Hammer, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


By Tony Rizzo PHOTO: Johnny Depp HOLLYWOOD -- Johnny Depp adds another notch to his belt as the remake king when "Dark Shadows" opens May 11. Depp plays vampire Barnabas Collins in what is being called a fantasy comedy. Director Tim Burton wanted to remake this film since 2007, but was sidetracked by the writers' strike. Michelle Pfeiffer plays Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, originally created in the 1966 TV series by Joan Bennett of "Father of the Bride" (1950) and "Father's Little Dividend" (l951), with Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor and Billie Burke; and "We're No Angels" (l955), with Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov and Basil Rathbone of "Sherlock Holmes" fame. Helena Bonham Carter plays Dr. Julia Hoffman, originally played by Grayson Hall, Oscar nominated for "Night of the Iguana" (l964), with Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner. In l966, I was hooked on "Dark Shadows." Here was a gothic soap about vampires. I wangled an invitation to the set from a young, unknown actress named Kate Jackson -- yes, the same Kate Jackson who starred on "The Rookies" and then "Charlie's

Angels," the show created especially for her! When David Selby of 2010's "The Social Network" joined "Dark Shadows," he was an instant sensation as Quinton Collins. But the man who caused the biggest sensation of all was Jonathan Frid, the Canadian actor who became an overnight star as vampire Barnabas Collins. Let's not forget Lara Parker, the beautiful but deadly witch, Angelique, and Kathryn Leigh Scott, who played Maggie Evans. "Dark Shadows" fans had their prayers answered by the 1970 film "House of Dark Shadows," which had most of the original cast, including Frid, Bennett, Hall, John Karlan (who went on to star on TV's "Cagney and Lacey") and Kathryn Leigh Scott. That was followed a year later with "Night of Dark Shadows" with Selby, Jackson, Hall, Karlan and Lara Parker. In l991, NBC revived "Dark Shadows" as a series with Ben Cross as Barnabas Collins, Jean Simmons (of "Spartacus") as Elizabeth Collins, British horror queen Barbara Steele as Dr. Julia Hoffman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as David Collins. Unfortunately, it ran only one season. Johnny Depp has admitted that Barnabas Collins was a boyhood hero that he used to run home from school to watch. Die-hard "Shadows" fans might enjoy seeing Frid,

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Selby, Parker and Leigh Scott again when they appear as party guests during a ball at Collinwood Manor, which took three days to film at Pinewood Studios in London. Hopefully, turning this classic soap into a tongue-in-cheek fantasy comedy won't make it SUCK in all the wrong places! Send letters to Tony Rizzo's Hollywood, 8306 Wilshire Blvd., No. 362, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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PHOTO CREDIT: stock.xchg photo Berry Good! Farmers markets and grocery stores are bursting with strawberries. Strawberries are always a nutritious choice and a wonderful treat. The strawberry got its name from the common practice of growing berries under straw to protect them from winter cold and late spring frosts. A member of the rose family, the strawberry sometimes gives off a rose-like aroma. Many speculate about how the luscious fruit was discovered. It is known that the strawberry goes as far back as the Romans and perhaps even the Greeks. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that may reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. It helps protect the skin from bruising, helps heal cuts and keeps gums healthy. One cup of strawberries provides 3 grams of fiber and only 46 calories. Strawberries also have potassium, which can help maintain a healthy blood pressure. When picking or buying packages of strawberries, look for ripe, shiny and brilliantly colored berries without any soft or brown patches. Never buy strawberries that are green or hard, or that look dry, dull or wrinkled. When buying berries packed in a basket, check the bottom to see if there is a juice stain. This means that the strawberries at the bottom are crushed. Always dispose of any berries that have signs of mildew or are rotten, as they'll

contaminate the rest. Refrigerating strawberries ruins the flavor, and the strawberry aroma is easily picked up by other foods in the refrigerator. Store the berries in a cool place. Strawberries should be lightly rinsed, not washed before serving, and eaten as soon as possible. This Strawberry and Spinach Salad with blue cheese crumbles and a balsamic-based dressing is a "berry" good way to serve strawberries. STRAWBERRY AND SPINACH SALAD 1 pound baby spinach leaves, triple washed 2 cups strawberries, leaves and stems removed and sliced 1/2 small purple onion, sliced thinly 1/2 cup sliced almonds 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Dressing: 1/2 cup stevia or honey 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup olive oil

In a saucepan, heat the stevia or honey, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil over medium heat until the stevia or honey dissolves. Remove mixture from heat. When dressing is cool, toss with the salad mixture until well-combined. Serves 4. (Additional information provided by Tammy Roberts, MS, RD, LD, nutrition and health education specialist, Barton County, University of Missouri Extension.) *** Angela Shelf Medearis is an awardwinning children's author, a culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks. She's known as The Kitchen Diva and is the executive producer and host of "The Kitchen Diva!" cooking show on HULU.com. Her new cookbooks are "The Kitchen Diva Cooks!" and "The Kitchen Diva's Diabetic Cookbook." Visit her website at www. divapro.com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


• On April 27, 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to 17th-century German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler. Scientists in the 20th century developed the Big Bang theory, which showed that Kepler's calculations were off by about 13.7 billion years. • On April 23, 1564, according to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn. • On April 26, 1865, John Wilkes Booth is killed when Union soldiers track him down to a Virginia farm 12 days after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. The original plan involved a simultaneous assassination of Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward. • On April 24, 1936, a group of firemen responding to an alarm in Camden, N.J., is televised. It was the first time an unplanned event was broadcast on television, anticipating the development of live TV news coverage. • On April 25, 1947, President Harry Truman officially opens the first White House bowling alley. Eisenhower closed the two-lane alley in 1955 and turned it into a mimeograph room. Nixon had a one-lane alley installed underground directly beneath the North Portico entrance of the White House. • On April 28, 1958, "The Witch Doctor," by singer/songwriter David Seville, hits the No. 1 spot on Billboard's pop charts. The song used the unusual technique of recording the singer's voice at a speed different than the music. • On April 29, 1974, President Richard Nixon announces to the public that he will release transcripts of 46 taped White House conversations in response to a Watergate trial subpoena. On Aug. 8, 1974, Nixon avoided a Senate impeachment trial by becoming the first American president to resign from office. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


Is Dog Allergic to Fleas? DEAR PAW'S CORNER: My dog is possibly allergic to fleas. What herbal remedy is out there for me to use? My vet has tested her for food allergies, but I don't think that's the problem. She's 8 years old and has eaten the foods the tests say she is allergic to, but she has developed the itching only recently. I use flea drops, shampoos, even predisone. The predisone seems to help the most, although you cannot use it for prolonged times. Could it be stress-related? -- Ora M., via email DEAR ORA: Stress is one possibility in the puzzle that makes up pet allergies. But reducing your dog's stress might not be the only way to stop her itching and irritation. You've worked with your vet to learn that her food is not likely the cause of her allergic reaction. That's a good

start. And you're right: prednisone is not a long-term solution to the itching problem, although it does help alleviate symptoms. Fleas are another possibility. Have you observed fleas on your dog's coat or skin, or found the tiny black or brown specks known as flea dust? Even if you don't see evidence of fleas, treat her to prevent the pests and reduce the likelihood of fleas around the house by vacuuming twice a week -- carpet and furniture -- and washing linens, pillows, curtains and other items that are tempting flea residences. Stress could be a byproduct of the allergic itching. You can try a homeopathic treatment such as Rescue Remedy, usually adding five drops to her water dish once per day. But talk to her vet as well about other ways to reduce her stress levels to see if that helps clear the itchy irritation. Send your questions or tips to ask@ pawscorner.com, or write to Paw's Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet carerelated advice and information, visit www.pawscorner.com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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was able to convince Marlena why he had to join the ISA again -- to bring Stefano down for good. Bo awoke from his coma to see Hope at his bedside. Rafe and Carrie clearly still longed for one another yet remained apart. Feeling they got off on the wrong foot, Abigail asked Cameron if they could reintroduce themselves. Brady proposed to Madison after Ian set her free. Sami warned Austin to make sure that Carrie was truly over Rafe. EJ was unable to convince Nicole to take him back. Rafe was on the verge of telling Carrie the truth about Nicole. Kate was named co-CEO of Mad World. The contents of Alice Horton's letter was re(PHOTO: Maurice Benard stars as "Sonny" on vealed -- EJ was not Stefano's son! Wait to See: "General Hospital" Lexie receives an unfavorable diagnosis from the specialist. Gabi moves in with Chad. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Marcus rescued Hope from the paparazzi. GENERAL HOSPITAL Brooke was thrilled with the chemistry Rick Sam ran into Heather before she could confess and Caroline shared during their photo shoot. her secret to Alexis. Sonny confronted Michael Bill was touched by Steffy's compassion for about his friendship with Starr. Jason told SonHope. Pam and Donna were forced to work ny about Kate's bizarre behavior. Carly asked together amicably. Rick suspected that Amber Johnny if he planted the gun. Lulu witnessed had something to do with Caroline cancelthe dynamic between Delores and Eddie. Kate's ing their dinner date. Hope downed a few other personality, Connie, planned a special more pills after feeling guilty for being with a surprise for Sonny on his birthday. Heather married man. Steffy kept Liam company as he tried to charm Ewen. Anna asked McBain to waited for Hope to join him at the Bikini Bar. reconsider his approach to Sonny. Epiphany Caroline rewarded Thomas' efforts with a kiss. used her straightforward approach to get PatLiam found Hope passed out on the couch, rick to snap out of his funk. Wait to See: Sam where she admitted that Amber was her drug and McBain share a close moment. Elizabeth supplier. Wait to See: Pam and Donna are on has some important news to share with Jason. the verge of being fired. Hope, Liam and Steffy return to Aspen. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS DAYS OF OUR LIVES Stefano kicked Kate out of the house. John

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5. One Direction No. 6 "Up All Night"

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6. Of Monsters and Men new entry "My Head Is an Animal"

6. Rascal Flatts No. 6 "Banjo" 7. Jason Aldean No. 9 "Fly Over States"

5. Justin Bieber No. 2 "Boyfriend"

7. Soundtrack No. 5 "The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond"

6. Nicki Minaj No. 6 "Starships"

8. Madonna No. 1 "MDNA"

9. Taylor Swift No. 5 "Ours"

7. Flo Rida feat. Sia No. 7 "Wild Ones"

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1. The Hunger Games (PG-13) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson 2. The Three Stooges (PG) Sean Hayes, Will Sasso 3. The Cabin in the Woods (R) Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth 4. Titanic (PG-13) Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet 5. American Reunion (R) Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan 6. Mirror Mirror (PG) Julia Roberts, Lily Collins 7. Wrath of the Titans (PG-13) Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson 8. 21 Jump Street (R) Chris Parnell, Johnny Pemberton 9. Lockout (PG-13) Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace 10. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (PG) animated (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

alcohol? 5. LEGAL: What is an affidavit? 6. RELIGION: Which book of the Bible describes the Israelites' deliverance from slavery in Egypt? 1. GEOGRAPHY: Where are the Faroe Islands located?

7. MONEY: What European country's basic monetary unit was the escudo -- prior to the euro?

2. TELEVISION: Which TV sitcom's theme was the song "I'll Be There for You"?

8. POLITICS: What was the nickname for Teddy Roosevelt's Progressive Party?

3. ASTRONOMY: What planet is named for the Roman god of trade, thieves and travel?

9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the purpose of gills in fish?

4. HISTORY: When did the United States repeal Prohibition, which forebade sales of

10. MUSIC: What kind of bird was featured

in the Disney song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"? Answers 1. Between Scotland and Iceland 2. "Friends" 3. Mercury 4. 1933 5. A written statement made under oath 6. Exodus 7. Portugal 8. The Bull Moose Party 9. To take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide 10. A bluebird (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


Top 10 DVD Sales 1. War Horse (PG-13) (Buena Vista) 2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G)(Fox) Top 10 Video Rentals

3. Hop (PG) (Universal)

1. We Bought a Zoo (PG) Matt Damon

4. We Bought a Zoo (PG) (Fox)

2. War Horse (PG-13) Peter Mullan

5. The Muppets (PG) (Buena Vista)

3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (R) Daniel Craig

6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (R) (Sony)

4. The Sitter (R) Jonah Hill

7. Game of the Thrones: The Complete First Season (TV-MA) (Warner)

5. Hop (PG) animated 6. The Descendants (R) George Clooney

8. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (NR) (Paramount)

7. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) animated

9. Happy Feet Two (G) (Warner)

8. Immortals (R) Henry Cavill 9. Jack and Jill (PG) Adam Sandler 10. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (PG-13) Tom Hanks

Pincher Creek Office Hours: Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 697 Main Street

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10. Puss in Boots (PG) (Paramount) Source: Rentrak Corp. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• Income Tax Preparation • Retirement and Estate Planning • Investment Analysis - Basic education including advice on some of the tools used to evaluate investments, discussion of diversification, risk and rate of return, and various alternative types of investments including tax analysis • Tax Planning Including Income Splitting and Investment Products to Reduce Tax Payable • Tax Estimates for Current or Future Years • Lease vs. Purchase Analysis • Loan/Mortgage Analysis • Insurance Planning • Education Funding and Alternatives • Planning After Separation or Divorce

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