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October 17, 2012

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My Little Corner By Shannon Robin

This week there are many story and letter submissions, and I’d like to thank everyone who takes time to share with our readers. It’s a perfect week to check out the online edition of the paper because you’ll find even more local stories and photos than we could fit into the print edition of Shootin’ the Breeze. With that in mind, it’s also a great time to launch our anniversary contest. If you have a super-sharp memory, or are one of those who tell us they have kept the full collection of papers, you might be able to come up with the answers without going online, but the whole idea is to encourage you to explore our website. On page 9 you’ll find a series of questions from specific issues of the Breeze. Some questions are easy, some are tricky, and the answers can all be found in the issues referred to. Once you have the answers, send them to us in an email or drop the completed sheet off at our office by the Nov. 30 closing date. We’ll be making a draw for $100 cash on Dec. 3 from the entries we receive. We’re happy to provide additional printed copies of the entry form, and will also include it in our online editions during the contest period. It will take a little bit of detective work to find the answers in this literary scavenger hunt, but it should be fun and I hope you’ll like what you see on our website. Here’s how to do it! First, fire up your computer and type into your web browser. Click the icon on the mountains that says “Click here to read the Breeze.” You will be directed to a screen showing the current edition of the paper. To get into the archives, scroll down and click “End” under the More Articles heading. This will take you to the first edition of the Breeze, published Sept. 14,

2011. Click “Expand” and the paper will open up in full screen. You can use the white arrows to flip from page to page in the book viewer. Use the escape key or the X in the top right corner of the screen when you are finished with a particular paper. Each edition of the Breeze can be found on a different page, and you can use the arrows to select a new sequence of pages to choose from. In the first few weeks of publication, more than one issue was posted online each week, so be sure to check the date on each cover. Not all of our readers are computer savvy, so I hope that these step-by-step directions will help interest everyone in taking part in the contest. You’ll see how the paper has evolved over the past year and discover some of the fun pages included only in the online edition each week. If you have any questions, give me a shout at the office and I’ll be happy to help you out! After a week of not feeling so hot, it’s a good time to remind everyone that it’s flu shot time! Dates, times and locations of influenza immunization clinics are included in our calendar of events. If you’d like to look further ahead than this coming week, please see the calendar on our website at . There are lots of great events on the calendar again this coming week, including Harvest Fest at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek, M.Arty’s Market in Blairmore, dance lessons in Frank and the RCMP charity ball in Bellevue. As this is a week of promoting our companion website, I’d also like to invite you to follow us on Twitter @thebreeze2012 and to like our Facebook page. This is a great way to get notifications of events and stories when they are posted to the website home page. Thanks for checking us out online!

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The Breeze Mailbox Moving ahead with culture and recreation centre It seems like we are all hoping for positive news these days. The Crowsnest Cultural and Recreation Society is moving forward with planning for a cultural and recreation centre in Crowsnest Pass. We are asking the general public and members to send in their preferred location for such a centre. Please see the online edition of Shootin’ the Breeze for a form that can be printed and mailed to CCRS at the address provided. Or, contact me by email at for a copy. We will be having a general meeting of the CCRS membership on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Blairmore Elks Hall. We will be providing updates and celebrating the success of our membership drive. This is a meeting focused on team establishment and just trying to get to know CCRS members and to encourage new memberships. This is our fall update meeting and a chance for the citizens of Crowsnest Pass to begin working as a team towards a positive project for the community. I hope to see you there. Personal communication is important. Invite and take your friends to this event! Tim Juhlin, president Crowsnest Cultural and Recreation Society

According to Tina By Tina Webber I usually write about things that are happening or that are important enough to share. This is also along those lines because what happens at Vista Village is important to me. That is why I would like to invite readers to our bazaar and tea on Oct. 23 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The bazaar has a variety of baked goods and crafts. The tea is accompanied by sweets for a charge of $4 per person. Vista Village is located just south of Ranchland Mall (where the Co-op store is) at 1540 Ken Thornton Blvd. in Pincher Creek. I have been given the job of greeter, which entails telling people where to go. A job I was born to do, or so I’m told. We also hold a raffle for the donated prizes of a double-sized wool blanket (handwoven and dyed) valued at $500, a $250 gift certificate for Pincher Creek Co-op and a $100 gift certificate for Sears. The raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 apiece or six for $5. I am writing about this because people have so enjoyed the bazaar and tea that, when it wasn’t held last year, many let us know of their disapproval. The tea allows you to be reacquainted with friends and meet new people. The bazaar will have a variety of items – one of which may be destined for your home.

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There were definitely too many men on the ice during the final minute of a 24-hour hockey game played in Pincher Creek. The players were in good spirits, if perhaps a little bleary-eyed by Saturday night. The game raised more than $20,000 for the Windy Slopes Health Foundation.

48 X 24 for Life

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It turns out Dan Crawford had a great idea when he suggested a 48-hour hockey game to raise money for the Windy Slopes Health Foundation. “Right now I’m very, very happy with the results, and the greatest part was getting so many different organizations to come together to make it all work,” he says. “These guys did something amazing,” says Jordan Koch, site manager of the Pincher Creek Health Centre. “They came together to reach their goal of about $21,000 to cover the cost of a LifePak 15.” The monitor/defibrillator will be a welcome addition to the emergency room at the health centre, and is a fantastic gift to the community. “This machine will be used if we need to monitor anyone or provide electrical treatment,” Jordan says. More than 50 good sports laced up their

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Crowsnest Pass, Lethbridge, Magrath, Granum, Stavely, Calgary and Canmore. Darin Kay was the lucky one to have his name drawn from among the players for a $300 gift certificate donated by UFA in Pincher Creek. Fans had a chance to score a second $300 UFA gift certificate, a cash prize and Fox Theatre movie passes in the puck drop. Closest to the target were Tara Kryderman, Shelley Doell and Myra Hammond. “We had awesome fan support,” Dan says. “It was incredible to see so many people come out to watch, and people even stopped me on the street to offer support for the game. To get that kind of emotional response from people, you need to be raising money for the right reason.” Many players have indicated they’re game to do it again, and Dan is already working on an idea that might just be a great reason to do it again next year.

skates last weekend for the fundraiser. On average, Dan figures each player spent 12 to 15 hours on the ice. “Some played just one game around other commitments, and once we got started people filled in whenever there was a need,” he says. “Through the night it was a little thin, and some guys played two or three shifts in a row before taking one off.” Originally scheduled as a 48-hour game, the duration was shortened to 24 hours when registration came up shy of the 80 players needed to pull off such a game. Each player had to raise at least $200 as a registration fee, and businesses and sponsors supported the event with enthusiasm. “There’s quite a bit of money committed that is outstanding right now, but it was awesome to be able to deliver more than 20 grand to the hospital,” Dan said Monday afternoon. Most of the players were from Pincher Creek, but the lineup also included participants from Southern Alberta Wood Pellet Stoves and BBQs Sales, Service & Installation

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You can make a difference By Nicole Pearse Boys and Girls Club of Crowsnest Pass is looking for ordinary citizens to have an extraordinary impact on the children and youth of our community. Young people need and deserve positive experiences and characteristics (assets). These assets promote positive behaviours and attitudes, which help protect young people from many different problem behaviours. The more assets young people have, the more likely they are to grow up healthy, caring and responsible. One of the key factors youth need in developing assets is support. Every member of our community has the opportunity to support and positively influence our youth to build more assets. As an organization, we hope to enhance community spirit through volunteerism. We are recruiting groups and individuals in our community to facilitate mentoring and promote the sharing of knowledge and excitement that accompanies those who are passionate in what they do.

The intention is to engage adults from all walks of life to develop sustained, strength-building relationships with our youth. What is your passion? Please come share it with your community! Some ideas we are, or are working toward, facilitating include: musical instrument and singing groups to entertain at the lodge or seniors centres; drama groups, giving the youth an opportunity to perform; creative arts; healthy living, including nutrition and active living; outdoor recreation; environmental awareness; sports and team building; and leadership. The youth in our community want to experience and learn new things, and they need our support to introduce new activities and help them along the way! If you have any ideas or would like to help in any way, please contact Nicole Pearse at or 403-562-8664. Please check out our website for more information about us and your community: www. .

Supporting a review An open letter to our community of Crowsnest Pass, councillors, media and provincial officials: We have given calm contemplation to the discord embroiling our community and wish to express our concern regarding what appears to be a lack of confidence in our current elected body of municipal councillors. A vibrant community is made up of a number of opinions. The job of our elected officials is to consider as many of those opinions as possible, and make decisions through due process within the parameters of the Municipal Act and the requirements of provincial and federal law. We may not necessarily agree with those decisions; however, we appreciate that we could never have all the details that led to those decisions unless we ourselves were on council. We are confident we all share a common goal in seeing our community prosper and move forward. The processes and procedures to accomplish this are obviously complex and involve multiple issues of history, legacy, legal and liability concerns and much, much more. We have charged our elected officials with the mandate to move our community into the 21st century while at the same time respecting the generations that came before us. This is a tall order. It will only be accomplished through an endorsement of the process of our duly elected officials and their

compliance with good governance. Our group wishes to provide our portion of that endorsement and confirm that there are members of this community who agree changes are necessary and changes are not always easy. We request, however, full disclosure and transparency of the process. We understand full details cannot always be made public due to privacy legislation and confidentiality protocols. However, we do expect a standard of professionalism and accountability by both our elected officials and the administration they oversee. Some have called for an external review of council and administration. We would support such a review, with the goal to reinstate confidence by the majority of the community. We wish to see a focus on good, oldfashioned dialog. Conversations with all stakeholders, consisting of well-thought-out, reasonable and pragmatic opinions and the decisions to match. Our future depends on it. Scott Warris, Deb McKinlay, Vern Harrison, Bern Sawatzky, Elaine Beaudoin, Andrew Fairhurst, Tim Grier, Sheila Juhlin, George Machum, Pat Pichurski, Charli Martens-Carpenter, Heather O’Bear, Erin Fairhurst, Becky Pichurski, Penny Warris

The Breeze Mailbox Love singing? If you love to sing we’d like to invite you to join Friends n Sync! We meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Foothills Community Church in Pincher Creek, and you can call me at 403-627-3533 for more information. Linda Johnson

4-H beef club start date Please note that the Foothills 4-H Beef Club start up date is Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the MD office basement. If you’re interested and have questions about joining please call Dave DeCock at 403-6274769 or Kathy Welsch at 403-627-4698. Gloria Barbero

Pizza and samosas Livingstone School Sports Booster Club is fundraising by selling Coco Brooks pizzas (gluten-free available) and authentic Indian samosas. Both are excellent-quality food products. If you would like to order, please call the school at 403-628-3897. Orders must be placed by this Friday, Oct. 19. Thank you. Debby Brown

Art happenings in the Pass The work of Calgary artist Randall Young is on display at Stone’s Throw Cafe in Blairmore until Nov. 19. Some of you might remember a couple of his paintings from our first show of this year, No Particular Topic. This is Randy’s first solo show in the Pass. If you are interested in exhibiting at the cafe, or know someone who is, please contact me. Our annual M.Arty’s Market is set for this Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Elks Hall in Blairmore, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free! Come and join us for a fun day out Christmas shopping from a variety of vendors selling their fine arts, craft items, jewelry, chocolate, honey, woolen wonders, high fashion and more. Concession is provided by Cinnamon Bear Cafe, and proceeds go toward Livingstone School’s playground and landscaping project. If you’d like to become a vendor at this market, it’s not too late to register. Email me for more information. Last but not least, the lovely and charismatic dance teacher Rebecca Dewey is back in town and is eager to teach us some new moves. Social Dancing 101 runs four Saturdays in a row – Oct. 20 and 27, Nov. 3 and 10 – at Crowsnest Pass Public Arts Gallery, 7 to 9 p.m. The dances this time round are cha-cha-cha, foxtrot, swing and country two-step, in that order. Call the gallery at 403-5622218 to register. Krisztina Wood, managing director C.N.P. Allied Arts Association C.N.P. Public Art Gallery

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Two months is two seconds when you’re an exchange student

By Katrina Holoboff

full-force on the learning train. And my host parents? They’re awesome. Absolutely beyond fantastic. My first day with them, they bought the family tickets to the BrazilAfrica soccer game in Sao Paulo. I declared my mom and me the most intense “futebol” watchers in the stands – except for maybe the older man sitting behind us, swearing at the African team in Portuguese. It was my comic relief of the entire game! I should also mention that the food is still as amazing as ever. I haven’t gotten tired of rice and beans, either! I could eat until I died. And our “helper” is one of the best cooks alive, racing for first with my host grandma and host mom. I’ve been told having a maid is quite normal here in Brazil: she cooks, cleans (even my room!) and does odd jobs around the house. It’s not in her job description, but she’s even ridiculously nice, which is starting to seem like a common Brazilian quality! Birthday parties, from what I’ve been shown, are a big deal here. I went to a birthday party for my two-year-old cousin and I was shocked. Sweets were wrapped with things printed in her name, and a whole children’s place was reserved for her guests. There was food always being brought around (by

Oh my word, I don’t even know where to start! Honestly, just when you think life is good, it gets better. I don’t know how to describe the feeling I get when I look out the car window at my city and think, “Oh my good Lord, I’m on exchange.” It’s a mix of butterflies and blessings, and it’s so hard to think about what life would be like if I wasn’t in Brazil. It’s not a bundle of adrenaline adventures or crazy experiences, but it’s a life I’m living that is so different than the one I became accustomed to. News! I moved in with a new family. Long story short: I was left alone too much for my liking with my last family, so Rotary moved me early. And I couldn’t be happier with my new family. I feel completely welcomed and wanted here. Of course, having siblings doesn’t hurt my exchange, either. I realized I missed having to play the role of the older sister. My host sister here, Isabella, is eight, and we are constantly playing and talking. Combine her constant talking with the help of my English-speaking brothers, and my Portuguese has improved tremendously. I know it should be farther than it is, and I regret wasting my first month, but I’m making up for it by hopping

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Members of the Turtle Mountain Riding Club were rewarded for a great year of riding and effort. Back row, from left: Chelby Glen, Macey Friel, Diana Calder, Diane Friel and Carman Graf. Middle row: Bryant Cail, Danielle Hann, Hailey Grove, Raegan Lichtenberger, Carley Graf and Teresca Giesbrecht. Front row: Zack Hann, Morgan Dingreville, Rylee Lichtenberger, Reese Lichtenberger and Derrick Toppin.

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Turtle Mountain Riding Club held its year-end banquet and awards ceremony Oct. 7 at the Coleman Seniors Hall. Highpoint trophies and prizes were awarded in each division, based on points earned throughout the year. The high-point trophy for beginners was won by Bryant Cail. Hunter Olsen and Teresca Giesbrecht were awarded participation gifts for a job well done. High-point winner in the tiny mites division was Morgan Dingreville. Rylee Lichtenberger placed second, Kiah Simpson was third and Reese Lichtenberger was fourth. Presley Houda, Derrick Toppin and Zack Hann received participation awards. Mike and Natasha Lichtenberger donated hay bags to all the tiny mites. In juniors, Raegan Lichtenberger was the high-point winner. She also won the trophy for highest high points and the horse-and-rider award. Hailey Grove was second in juniors, Macey Friel took third place and Carley Graf was fourth. Olivia Olivieri, Danielle Hann, Haylee Williams, Sam Williams, Sommer Hagley and Cailley Davis were awarded participation prizes. The high-point award for intermediates went to Chelby Glen. Rebecca Taylor, Raegan Jackson and Heather Anctil were given participation prizes.

In seniors, the high-point award went to Diana Calder, second to Kelsie Simpson, third to Diane Friel, fourth to Carman Graf and a fourth in barrels to Ed Dingreville. Sportsman of the year went to Latisha Grove and Reese Lichtenberger. Volunteer of the year went to Robert Graf, Fiore Olivieri and Chandler Graf. The banquet was catered by Chris’ Restaurant. Turtle Mountain Riding Club thanks all our volunteers and members for your support thoughout the year. A special thank you goes to Stan and Wendy Francis, Eileen and Russell Woolf, the Friel family, Latisha Grove, Ed Dingreville and family, Tom and Deb Houda, Robin Sinclair, Kelsie and Kiah Simpson, and Sheila-Rae and Fiore Olivieri for all your help with the Crowsnest Country Auction. All your efforts made the 2012 gymkhana season fun and enjoyable for everyone. The club also thanks the Crowsnest Pass Ag Society, Devon Canada, Tammy and Brad Glen and Western Stockman for your generous donations, and the municipal workers for your help with the lighting at the grounds. Donations by Crockets Trading Company, Timber N Tines and Evelyn Hamilton for turn and burn jackpots were greatly appreciated. Turtle Mountain Riding Club will resume in the spring.

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From left, Alberta SouthWest board chairman Shawn Patience, Catherine Proulx of Twist Marketing, and Alberta SouthWest executive director Bev Thornton are working together with communities to promote southwestern Alberta worldwide.

Award-winning marketing Alberta SouthWest Economic Development was recognized for excellence in community marketing when it won five Marketing Canada Awards at the recent annual conference of the Economic Developers Association of Canada. Alberta SouthWest took first place in three categories: best advertising campaign, best website – – and best online community outreach and social media for the microsite. The Alberta SouthWest advertising campaign was named an EDAC Cup Contender, then went on to win the EDAC Cup, the pinnacle of the annual awards program, which attracted 160 entries from across Canada. Submissions were evaluated for creativity, uniqueness and effectiveness in achieving objectives. Alberta SouthWest Regional Economic Development Alliance is a collaboration of 15 rural municipalities committed to helping each other succeed. Recent initiatives included a redesign and launch of the regional website with a multimedia campaign and contest. Mayor Shawn Patience of Fort Macleod, chairman of the Alberta SouthWest board, acknowledged the commitment of the board and the strong support from all levels of the member communities.

“The future is indeed bright for this organization,” he said. “The reality is this: we are all small communities. If we can make better use of the resources that we have and that are available, if we can partner with other communities to do things that we could not do on our own, that means stronger communities and an exciting future for our entire region.” “This close collaboration has really increased our capacity to be effective,” says Bev Thornton, Alberta SouthWest’s executive director. “And, a high level of volunteer support allows us to save the use of our limited resources for professional services to really bring our ideas together. We have had a wonderful partnership with Twist Marketing for over two years, and their expertise has really made our plans and ideas sparkle.” Alberta SouthWest has had a banner year, winning the 2012 Summit International bronze award in the community website category, and three 2012 Economic Developers of Alberta Awards of Excellence. Alberta Southwest is also one of three finalists for the 2012 Alto Award for tourism community of the year. This is a new award category and the nine Alto Award winners will be announced Oct. 22 at the Travel Alberta conference. Find the Sudoku Answer and More Puzzles in the Online Paper Each Week

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Roaring Lions support women in need Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter provides free, safe shelter and support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Thanks to the Pincher-Cowley Roaring Lions, women are provided with kits including necessities like a toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, soap, a brush and comb, a facecloth and underwear. “These are the basic things you need every morning,” says Lions president Peggy Dase. The kits are all the same, and members of the Lions are always watching for sales to replenish supplies. Lions members pack up the kits twice a year, and last week presented 25 packages to the women’s shelter. “It means a lot to our ladies, and these are extras that we can’t necessarily provide,” says Rose Murfin, executive assistant at the shelter. “We assist with food and clothing, and these supplies really help, especially at times when there are quite a few women going through the shelter,” she adds. The Lions also provide boxes of extra toothbrushes, toothpaste and facecloths so these items are available when women arrive with children. Peggy says Roaring Lions members help in the community when needed and regularly assist with Meals on Wheels and bingo at Crestview

Photo by Shannon Robin Pincher-Cowley Roaring Lions members donated 20 care packages to the Pincher Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter last week. From left are Lions secretary Alice Cook, shelter executive assistant Rose Murfin, acting supervisor of the shelter Daphne Stephens, and Lions president Peggy Dase.

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Mark Your Calendar Events and Entertainment - Full details are available in the STB online calendar – Thursday, October 18 – Jam session - 2 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Book fair - 9 a.m. at St. Michael’s School library in Pincher Creek – Exercise - 11 a.m. at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Pottery class - 7 p.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman – Darts - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Poker - 7 p.m. at Blairmore Legion – Parent Link fun time - 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Brighter Futures Kids on the Move 10 a.m. at Cowley Hall – Parent Link SPICE playgroup - 9 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – C.N.P. indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Community Centre in Bellevue – TOPS meeting - 6:30 p.m. at Anglican Church in Pincher Creek – Rotary luncheon - 11:45 a.m. at Heritage Inn in Pincher Creek – Parent Link & Brighter Futures Gymtastics - 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek town hall gym Friday, October 19 – Darts - 6 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Karaoke - 8 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Badminton - 7 p.m. at Matthew Halton gym in Pincher Creek – Harvest Fest - 11 a.m. at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek – Flu shot clinic - 9 a.m. at Pincher Creek town hall – Flu shot clinic - 9 a.m. at Blairmore provincial building – Coffee - 2 p.m. at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Free public skating - 6:45 p.m. at Pincher Creek arena – Free public skating - 11:45 a.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman – After-school arts program - 2 p.m. at Lebel Mansion in Pincher Creek – Parent Link SPICE playgroup - 9 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Parent Link Lego league - 3 p.m. at Pincher Creek pool

– Supper & meat draws - 5 p.m. at Blairmore Legion Saturday, October 20 – Pancake breakfast - 8 a.m. at Ranchland Mall in Pincher Creek – Social Dancing 101: Cha-cha-cha - 7 p.m. at C.N.P. Public Art Gallery in Frank – RCMP Charity Ball - 6 p.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – M.Arty’s Market - 9 a.m. at Elks Hall in Blairmore – Harvest Fest - 10 a.m. at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek – Darts - 3 p.m. at Blairmore Legion – Snooker - 2:30 p.m. at Blairmore Legion – Meat draw - 4 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Free pool - 1 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Free public skating - 10:45 a.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman – Meat draws - 3 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Fall landscape painting course - 1 p.m. at Lebel Mansion in Pincher Creek – Pond hockey - 9:30 a.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman Sunday, October 21 – Babysitting course - 9 a.m. at Pincher Creek pool – Free family skate - 4 p.m. at Pincher Creek arena – Free family skate - 2:30 p.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman Monday, October 22 – Cribbage - 7:30 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Town council meeting - 6 p.m. at Pincher Creek town hall – St. Michael’s School council meeting 7 p.m. at the school in Pincher Creek – Flu shot clinic - 1 p.m. at Blairmore provincial building – Coffee - 9 a.m. at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Directors meeting - 1 p.m. at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Pottery class - 7 p.m. at C.N.P.

Sportsplex in Coleman – Air cadets - 6:30 p.m. at Elks Hall in Blairmore – Citizens on Patrol - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Parent Link SPICE playgroup - 9 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Parent Link 3, 2, 1, Play - 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Free community keep-fit class - 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek town hall gym – C.N.P. indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Community Centre in Bellevue – Parent Link playgroup - 9 a.m. at 688 Main St., Pincher Creek – Seniors’ fitness class - 10 a.m. at MDM Community Centre in Bellevue – Parent Link new moms group - 1:30 p.m. at 688 Main St., Pincher Creek Tuesday, October 23 – Crowsnest Cultural and Recreation Society membership meeting (drive for 500 members) - 7 p.m. at Elks Hall in Blairmore – Homespun Parenting workshop 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – St. Michael’s School awards night - 7 p.m. at the school in Pincher Creek – Vista Village bazaar & tea - 2 p.m. in Pincher Creek – Exercise - 9 a.m. at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Crafter’s corner - 10 a.m. at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Co-ed volleyball, age 25+ - 7 p.m. at Isabelle Sellon School in Blairmore – Crowsnest Community Choir practice - 7 p.m. at Isabelle Sellon School in Blairmore – Yoga for seniors - 11 a.m. at Pincher Creek Adult Learning Council office in Ranchland Mall – Parent Link craft time - 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Brighter Futures rhyme time - 10 a.m. at Livingstone School in Lundbreck – Fun Texas hold ’em poker - 6:30 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Parent Link SPICE playgroup - 9 a.m.

at Horace Allen School in Coleman – C.N.P. indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Community Centre in Bellevue – Parent Link craft time - 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Toastmasters - 7 p.m. at Foothills Community Church in Pincher Creek – Parent Link & Brighter Futures Move, Groove & Explore - 10 a.m. at United Church in Pincher Creek Wednesday, October 24 – Flu shot clinic - 1 p.m. at town hall in Pincher Creek – Mental aerobics - 11 a.m. at Windsor Heritage Centre in Lundbreck – Computer one-on-one sessions for seniors - 1 p.m. at Adult Learning Council office in Pincher Creek – Church kids club - 6:30 p.m. at Foothills Community Church in Pincher Creek – Adult badminton - 7 p.m. at Isabelle Sellon School in Blairmore – Free public skating - 7:15 p.m. at Pincher Creek arena – Free public skating - 1:15 p.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman – Parent Link SPICE playgroup - 9 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Parent Link 3, 2, 1 Play - 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Cribbage - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Cribbage - 7 p.m. at Blairmore Legion – Army cadets - 6 p.m. at W.A. Day School in Fort Macleod – C.N.P. indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Community Centre in Bellevue – TOPS meeting - 6 p.m. at Bellecrest Seniors Centre – Foothills Duplicate Bridge Club - 1 p.m. at Fred Huddlestun Senior Citizen Centre in Pincher Creek – Free community keep-fit class - 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek town hall gym – Seniors’ fitness class - 10 a.m. at MDM Community Centre in Bellevue – Story time - 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek library

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Personal experiences infuse friends’ art By Brad Quarin

Two local artists are taking the words of 19th-century poet William Blake to a personal place in their work, which is on display now until Remembrance Day. Woven Fine opened Saturday at Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery in Frank, and was met with a crowd of interested visitors. The show features paintings and drawings by Crowsnest Pass residents Kari Lehr and Karen Tamminga-Paton. Karen, who has lived in the Pass since 1985 and currently teaches at Livingstone School in Lundbreck, describes her art as being driven by narratives and metaphors. “This art is about the middle years of being a woman,” she says, explaining that after seeing their children leave, women formerly focused on motherhood begin asking themselves “Who am I as a person in this world?” Karen says this ties in with Blake’s poem “Auguries of Innocence,” which she sees as capturing the experience of reaching middle age. For Kari, Blake’s poem summarizes some of the ideas in her art, which reflects her loss of two family members within the last year. “It’s helped me process that experience,” she says. Originally from Calgary, Kari worked as a freelance illustrator after attending the Alberta College of Art and Design and has lived in the Pass for eight years. Kari and Karen, who are neighbours, came up with the idea for Woven Fine a year and a half ago, then took their proposal to the gallery. The public debut of Karen’s work makes her both excited and nervous, she says. “This is all new work, nobody has seen any of this before.

Photos by Brad Quarin Kari Lehr and Karen Tamminga-Paton are friends and neighbours who are sharing their artwork on the walls of Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery in a show titled Woven Fine. At left, Kari is shown with “Woven Fine #3,” an acrylic painting she describes as an affirmation of life. Karen is posing with “Clothing for the Soul Divine,” which is also an acrylic work.

This is personal stuff ... we paint what we know, and so you are being very transparent.” Kari says she feels more used to such exhibitions. “It’s just wonderful. I’m surrounded by a lot of supportive, wonderful people,” she says. She feels the community is supportive of local art, coming to exhibits and buying prints. The opening day of Woven Fine drew 107 people, according to gallery manager Krisztina Wood. She says most visitors to the gallery are people driving through town, as well as some locals interested in art. She encourages more people to come, saying the gallery is open every day and admission is free.

Karen says she is proud of some of her work in Woven Fine, though some of it was difficult to produce. She says she loves Kari’s contributions. Likewise, Kari says she is satisfied that she did her best, though some work does not match her original intentions. “It’s all about exploring,” she says, and adds that she is pleased with Karen’s work. After Nov. 11, Kari and Karen intend to move Woven Fine to other galleries, including the Fernie Arts Station in 2013. Crowsnest Pass Gallery will move on to a new show called The Collector, featuring work by Krisztina, Curtis Stevens and Nichole Yanota.

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Contests, pumpkins, Harvest Fest and oh my, Miss Pumpkin! By Toni Lucas Kootenai Brown and Miss Pumpkin (a.k.a. Farley Wuth and Toni Lucas) visited Canyon School, St. Michael’s School and Children’s World Daycare in Pincher Creek last Thursday. The duo spoke to elementary students about the upcoming Harvest Festival at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village and invited them to enter the colouring contest. Kootenai explained that a harvest festival was traditionally a time that harvest was celebrated. Often family, friends and neighbours would help each other bring in their harvest, ever mindful that time was ticking down to shorter days. Once the crops were in, they needed to be stored for winter. Only in recent times has electrical refrigeration played a part in most people’s lives. Almost all food had to be dried, salted, smoked, pickled, tinned, jammed, jellied or fermented and stored. For many, this food would have to last them until more could be hunted or grown and gathered the next year. Most cultures with winter and summer seasons celebrated a harvest. After all that work was done, people would celebrate with a harvest festival. Few of us still work the land for the food we eat. Transportation, radio, phone, TV, cars and the Internet have forever changed the routines many of our forefathers experienced during the onset of winter. The staff of Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village would like to invite you to their Harvest Festival, this Friday and Saturday. With a Farmers Market on Friday, sessions both days on optimizing your photography skills, and a Saturday with food, music, games, a photo contest and our colouring contest, there will be a bit of fun and community spirit for everyone. We bet you will

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Eric wonders if he and Miss Pumpkin might be related!

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Miss Pumpkin (Toni Lucas) and Kootenai Brown (Farley Wuth) visited Pincher Creek schools last week to invite students to Harvest Fest at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, Oct. 19 and 20.

have an amazing time! All kids 12 and under are invited to enter the colouring contest. If Kootenai and Miss Pumpkin didn’t visit your school, you can contact Toni at 403627-3684 for more information. For more information about Harvest Fest at the pioneer village, visit .

Notes from Coach Tom By Tom Holoboff Well, football fans, another happy Thanksgiving has come and gone for the Pincher Creek Mustangs peewee football team. The Mustangs have the Claresholm Raiders to be thankful to for again inviting them to play what has become the annual McMahon Stadium game, which of course is the highlight of each team’s season. The score seems to have also become an annual tradition, with the Raiders taking the Mustangs 36-6. However, by no means did the score indicate the play on the field. The biggest difference in the game was the Raiders taking advantage of the opportunities that presented themselves and the Mustangs coming up short on numerous long drives. T.J. Metcalfe led the Mustangs offence, scoring the the team’s lone touchdown and making numerous clutch runs up the middle – often carrying defenders along with him. Richie (Flash) LaGrandeur and Jordan (Hands) Hochstien made numerous long runs. Gus (The Meat) Halibert, Noah Assoon, Grace Kirkness, Jarret Plant and Jesse Saulnier led the blocking, with Tristian Liscombe at quarterback. The defence had a Jekyll and Hyde day. One play the defence would hold strong, led by the instinctive play of Jerret Plante, Jesse Saulnier, Jordan Hochstien and Caleb Jones. The next play, it would seem the defence was made of Swiss cheese. Tate Jessen and Mathew Bruder started to show some real football instincts with their play, and show potential of being future Mustang heros. Road trip to Cochrane Last Saturday found the Peewee Mustangs taking one of the most beautiful drives I have been on up Highway 22 to the town of Cochrane. The Cochrane Rage hosted the Mustangs for their first home game this season – and boy, were they great hosts. Well, except on the scoreboard, where the Rage topped the Mustangs 40-6. This was a different look for the Mustangs with referees and a full kicking game, two things the Peewee Mustangs do not experience here in the south. The game started fairly even, with both teams moving the ball effectively. The first Rage kick did catch the Mustangs by surprise, netting some nice yardage. Coach Travis did a great job giving the Mustang players the 30-second crash course on special-team play. In the first half of the game the Mustangs showed flashes of greatness when all 12 players did their job and plays worked to perfection, only to have someone take the next play off leading to a broken play, proving again why football is the ultimate team sport. Jordan Hockstein was the lone Mustang to find the endzone on a long run from scrimmage. Richie LaGrandeur made many tough runs up the middle of the field, often carrying two or three Rage on his back. On defence, inconsistent play was the name of the game. One play the defence was firing on all 12 cylinders, with players like Jesse Saulnier and T.J. Metcalfe making big tackles for losses. Then the next play a game of patty cake would break out and the Rage would go for a long run. Jordan Hochstein and Caleb Jones had great games, putting on a clinic on how to play corner. The second half of the game saw the short bench get the best of the Mustangs. Many players just ran out of gas, with the Rage scoring 20 unanswered points. After the game, the Rage treated the Mustangs to a supper of burgers and chips. What great hosts. Then it was the beautiful drive home again to prepare for next weekend’s Jamboree at Magrath.

What’s bugging your roses?

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Oldman Rose Society held a come-and-go session on rose pests and diseases Oct. 2 at the Pincher Creek pool.   Clockwise from top left:   Discussing mildew and blackspot on the garden roses are Ianthe Goodfellow, left, Jo Baker, Campbell Weir and Kay Weir. The roses were cut from the Weirs’ garden and from Ianthe’s garden.   A sample of the information and display of roses set up to help gardeners grow healthier roses.   A coating of white powder called powdery mildew is covering this rose stem. It can be prevented by watering in the morning so your roses have sufficient time to dry before evening.

When and where to get your flu shot Influenza vaccine shots are available now, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older. A nasal spray vaccine (FluMist) will also be available for the first time this year, targeted toward eligible children between two and 17. Remember to bring your Alberta health care card and to wear a short-sleeved shirt.

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“As the single most effective means of protecting oneself from influenza infection and illness, annual immunization is an important part of every Albertan’s fall routine,” says Dr. James Talbot, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health. “We call it an

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Mrs. Colley’s Turkeys

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These three-year-old turkeys showed off their nifty hats at Canyon Cubs Preschool for Thanksgiving. From left, they are: Olivia, Stran, Cayden, Emily Jean (peeking through), Natalie, Casheand Emily.

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“Thomas Jefferson’s Creme Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America” by Thomas J. Craughwell (Quirk Books, $19.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox Thomas Jefferson was a complex man, and one of our most intriguing Founding Fathers. In addition to drafting the Declaration of Independence and serving as U.S. president, he was a political philosopher, gardener, naturalist and bibliophile. Lesser known, perhaps, is that he helped to redefine food in America by introducing and popularizing such dishes as French fries, pasta and even our quintessential comfort food, macaroni and cheese. Jefferson was a free thinker when it came to food. During the 18th century, when most American supper tables were laden with meats, Jefferson preferred vegetables and served meat as a condiment or side dish. While many thought tomatoes were poisonous, he used them in

many of his meals along with other homegrown fruits and vegetables. The big surprise in Thomas J. Craughwell’s fascinating new book, however, is a deal he struck in 1784 with one of his slaves, 19-year-old James Hemings, brother of Sally Hemings. According to Craughwell, the bargain was a simple one: If Hemings would accompany Jefferson to Paris and learn the art of French cooking, he would be granted his freedom. In a three-year apprenticeship, Hemings mastered not only French cuisine, but the language as well. While in France, Jefferson studied both agriculture and winemaking. When the two men returned to America, they brought with them Champagne, designs for pasta presses, seeds and, of course, the recipe for creme brulee. What Jefferson learned abroad, he tried to share with his fellow Americans. His ambitions including seeing Arborio rice and olive groves flourish in South Carolina and producing our country’s first grand cru wines, at Monticello. A final thought: If you have a bottle of olive oil in your family pantry, you have Jefferson to partially thank. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

1. Is the book of Beelzebub in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Matthew 12, when an evil spirit returns to a person, how many companions does it bring with it? 2, 3, 7, 16 3. Who called the city of Nineveh the mistress of witchcraft? Ahab, Nahum, Lucifer, Peter 4. From 1 Samuel 16, what king of Israel was tormented by an evil spirit? Solomon, David, Elah, Saul 5. What queen of Israel practiced witchcraft? Rachel, Delilah, Jezebel, Deborah 6. What mark of the beast and number comes from Revelation 13? 7, 333, 490, 666 ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) 7; 3) Nahum; 4) Saul; 5) Jezebel; 6) 666 Comments? More Trivia? Visit www. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

By Steve Becker NO EASY ROAD TO SUCCESS There are no magic rules that govern declarer’s play. The best approach in a given hand is usually more a matter of common sense than anything else, and certainly does not depend on any all-encompassing formula. Take this case where South is declarer in three notrump. He starts with seven tricks and needs to increase them to nine. The most obvious method of play is to win the diamond and take a spade finesse. If West has the king, two additional spade tricks will immediately accrue, solving declarer’s problem right away. However, attacking spades at once has a serious drawback. If East has the king, he will win and most likely shift to a heart, and the contract might -- and in the actual case will -- go down. For this reason, South should avoid,

or at least defer, any method of play that allows East to gain the lead and launch a potentially deadly heart attack. The A-Q of hearts are a formidable combination so long as West is on lead, but their power is considerably diminished if East obtains the lead. East is Public Enemy No. 1, and the hand should be played so as to avoid him, if at all possible. Declarer should therefore win the first diamond in his hand, lead a club to the ace and return a club. If East follows low, South should insert the ten, being willing to lose the trick to West. This play automatically produces trick No. 8, since the clubs are bound to be divided 3-2 if the ten loses to West. Whatever West returns, South is certain of at least nine tricks, because he can now take the spade finesse in complete safety. Win or lose, he can’t be defeated. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

PHOTO: Kali Hawk Q: I can’t remember which cable network it was on, but I really liked a series with female stand-up comedians hosted by the red-haired actress from “The Office.” Can you tell me what network it was on and whether it will return for another season? -Karen M., Columbus, Ohio A: You are thinking of the TV Guide Network’s original comedy series “StandUp in Stilettos,” which is hosted by Kate Flannery. I am happy to report that it will be back for a second season beginning Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 p.m. ET/PT. As you know, the show features three stand-up comedians per episode, and this season’s scheduled guests include Thea Vidale, Cory Kahaney, Cathy Ladman, Luenell and Laurie Kilmartin. *** Q: I remembered reading a while back that they were bringing back the sketch-comedy show “In Living Color.” Is that true? -- Carrie in Louisiana A: I spoke with Kali Hawk -- who co-stars as Shelby on Fox’s “New Girl” and also stars in the “In Living Color” reboot -- and she’s not sure when it will air either, although she assures me that they shot the pilot

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episode/special, and it’s hilarious. “We taped the special, and it was going to be a two-part special to air sometime in the fall,” Kali said. “But I haven’t been told what’s going to happen with it, whether it’s going to air or when, or if it’s not going to air at all. I really don’t know. It’s just crazy because people ask me about it so often. There’s so much excitement about that show, but I don’t have any details that I can give out.” Working with the show’s creator and first-rate comedian Keenan Ivory Wayans was a highlight for Kali. “It was definitely fun working with Keenan. The man is a legend. The characters from the original installment are still so relevant today. It was really neat to get to work with somebody who created something like that, something that has such longlasting appeal.”


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*** Q: I am a fan the show “The Finder.” What will happen now that Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away? -Curtis H., via e-mail A: Fox announced in May that it would not be renewing the freshman series, which aired as a midseason show from January through May 2012. The death of “Finder” co-star Michael Clarke Duncan, 54 -- who passed away in September from complications after suffering a heart attack in July -- had nothing to do with the show’s cancellation. Michael completed three movies before his death: “The Sibling,” “The Challenger” and “In the Hive,” which will be released posthumously. *** Q: Could you please tell me if “Body of Proof ” was canceled? -- Kathleen E., via e-mail A: The Dana Delany-starring medical-mystery drama will be back for a 13-episode third season on ABC come midseason -- which most likely means January or February 2013, although no official premiere date has been provided as of this writing. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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PHOTO: Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano star in “Ruby Sparks” PICKS OF THE WEEK “The Campaign” (R) -- Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis face off as two satirical politicians fighting in a North Carolina congressional race. Ferrell plays the incumbent, Cam Brady, a moron prone to public embarrassment. Galifianakis plays the opposing Marty Huggins, a thin-voiced housecat of a man. He’s pushed into the campaign by evil CEOs eager to replace Brady with a more obedient tool. Ferrell and Galifianakis do their character bits well enough for an hour and 25 minutes, so you’ll laugh at least a few times. Don’t expect any piercing or insightful takes on the modern political landscape. The movie is generous with physical comedy, light on satire. “Safety Not Guaranteed” (R) -- Short on ideas and brimming with cynicism, a group of Seattle magazine reporters are assigned to do a story about some local weirdo. Somebody posted in the classifieds section that they were seeking a partner for time travel. Aubrey Plaza (the brooding, adorable, sarcastic save

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tree. And it’s fleeting,” she points out. “A cute leaf crown only lasts a day, reminding us to be present and appreciate the here and now.” Here’s how you and your kids can make your own leaf crowns to be kings and queens of autumn: 1. Collect 15-20 freshly fallen pliable leaves with stems. (Maple leaves with their pointed ends are especially fun for crown-making.) 2. Cut off the stems at an angle with scissors where they meet the leaf. You will use them as pins to attach the leaves together. 3. Begin by overlapping the edges of two leaves. Gently insert the cut, angled end of a stem in and out of the two layers to hold the two leaves together. Repeat by adding another leaf to the right of the second leaf, “stem pinning” it in place. Continue creating the leaf chain until it fits your head. Attach the last leaves with

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close family members. The brains of those with Alzheimer’s shrink because brain cells are lost. With microscopic examination of an Alzheimer’s brain, deposits of amyloid, a protein material, are seen. They look like lumps of lava from a volcano, and they presumably kill off brain cells and block communication between them. Tangles of another protein called tau also are scattered through the brain. What leads to the formation of these proteins is as yet unknown. No medicine cures Alzheimer’s disease, but some medicines slow its progress. Three medicines increase the brain’s supply of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that permits brain cells to communicate with each other. Those medicines are Aricept (donepezil), Exelon (rivastigmine) and Razadyne (galantamine). Namenda (memantine) is a fourth medicine that works in a different way. The booklet on Alzheimer’s disease discusses this prevalent illness in detail. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 903W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. 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: As a child, my mother made me drink eight glasses of water every day. She said water flushed out poisons. Does it? -- B.D.

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Slimmed-Down Pumpkin Bread Treat family and friends to our slimmed-down quick bread. Gone are the traditional version’s 3 grams of saturated fat and all the cholesterol (thanks to egg whites and a blend of low-fat yogurt and canola oil). No one will suspect you’ve tinkered -- a slice is that good! 1 cup (packed) light brown sugar 2 large egg whites 1 cup pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) 1/4 cup canola oil 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 8 1/2 by 4 1/2-inch metal loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray with flour. 2. In large bowl, with wire whisk, combine brown sugar and egg whites. Add pumpkin, oil, yogurt and vanilla extract; stir to combine.

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per. Place white chocolate in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30-second increments until almost melted, stirring occasionally until smooth. 2. Dip 1 donut hole in white chocolate to coat. Carefully place on sheet. Immediately press 1 candy in center of round to resemble eye’s iris. Repeat with remaining white chocolate, doughnut holes and candies. Refrigerate 15 minutes to set chocolate. 3. Place dark chocolate in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30-second increments until almost melted, stirring occasionally until smooth. 4. Dip 1 side and then other side of coated doughnut hole in dark chocolate, leaving white-coated space around candy to create white of eye. Return to sheet. Repeat with remaining coated doughnut holes and dark chocolate. Refrigerate 15 minutes to set chocolate. Makes two dozen eyeballs. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at (c) 2012 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

PHOTO: The Avengers HOLLYWOOD -- The Oscars, in an effort to attract younger viewers, have named Seth MacFarlane to host the Feb. 24 Oscar broadcast. He’s a successful writer and creator of “Family Guy,” for which he won two primetime Emmys, and several other animated shows. Even though he directed and provided the voice for the title character of “Ted,” which grossed $434 million at the box office, MacFarlane’s face has never been on a movie screen. In his favor, he hosted the 2010 Writer’s Guild Awards, three Comedy Central roasts (for David Hasselhoff, Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen) and successfully hosted “Saturday Night Live.” Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who are producing the show, gave us “Hairspray,” best picture Oscar-winner “Chicago” and the TV show “Smash,” about Marilyn Monroe. They said they were looking for “the most versatile person we could get (who) would give the show the diversity that we wanted.” MacFarlane is an accomplished singer and comedy writer, which is an asset since the producers are likely to have several musical numbers in the show. But, is it the host who attracts young8506 - 19th Avenue

er viewers? In 1998, the 70th annual Oscars was the highest-rated show of all time, with 57.25 million viewers. That year “Titanic” was nominated 14 times and won 11 Oscars. But more importantly, that was the year “Titanic” became the top-grossing film of all time. Many people had seen it, and they wanted to see what it would win. Granted, Billy Crystal delivered an Emmy Award-winning performance as emcee. This year was the perfect opportunity to capitalize again on the No. 3 topgrossing film of all time (just behind “Titanic” and “Avatar”), “The Avengers.” In the past, rotating hosts were used to add star power, and what could be better than having Robert Downey, Jr. (nominated for “Chaplin” and “Tropic Thunder”), Gwyneth Paltrow (who won for “Shakespeare in Love”), Samuel Jackson (nominated for “Pulp Fiction”), Mark Ruffalo (nominated for “The Kids Are All Right”), Jeremy Renner (nominated for “The Hurt Locker” and “The Town”), plus Chris Evans (“Captain America”), Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) and Scarlett Johansson? “The Avengers” saved the Earth; they could easily save Oscar’s ratings! *** And speaking of saving ... Tyler

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PHOTO CREDIT: Diva Productions photo, courtesy of Pumpkin Pasta Perfect for Fall Nothing so vividly illustrates the best of the fall harvest like pumpkins. The name “pumpkin” originated from the Greek word for “large melon” which is “pepon.” “Pepon” was nasalized by the French into “pompon.” The English changed “pompon” to “Pumpion.” American colonists changed “pumpion” into “pumpkin.” The origin of pumpkin pie occurred when the colonists sliced off the pumpkin top, removed the seeds, and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. The pumpkin was then baked in hot ashes. The bright-orange color of pumpkin is a dead giveaway that it’s loaded with an important antioxidant: beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. In the conversion to vitamin A, beta carotene performs many important functions in overall health. Current research indicates that a diet rich in foods containing beta-carotene might reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer and offers protection against heart disease and other illnesses, as well as some degenerative aspects of aging. To select a pumpkin, look for one with 1 to 2 inches of stem left. If the stem is cut down too low, the pumpkin will decay quickly or may be decaying at the time of purchase. Avoid pumpkins with blemishes and soft spots. It should be heavy, although shape is unimportant. A lopsided pumpkin is not necessarily a bad pumpkin. Figure one pound of raw, untrimmed pumpkin for each cup finished pumpkin puree. To prepare the pumpkin for cooking, spread newspaper over your work surface. Start by carefully removing the stem with a sharp knife. If you are planning to roast the pumpkin seeds, smash or drop the pumpkin on a hard surface to break it open. In any case, remove the stem and scoop out the seeds and scrape away all of the stringy mass. A messy job, but it will pay off. You can cook the pumpkin by boiling, steaming, roasting or using the microwave to create your own fresh pumpkin puree. Directions for cooking and preparing pumpkin puree are as follows: Boiling/Steaming Method: Cut the pumpkin into

rather large chunks. Rinse in cold water. Place pieces in a large pot with about a cup of water. The water does not need to cover the pumpkin pieces. Cover the pot and boil for 20 to 30 minutes or until tender, or steam for 10 to 12 minutes. Check for doneness by poking with a fork. Drain the cooked pumpkin in a colander. Reserve the liquid to use as a base for soup. Oven Method: Cut pumpkin in half, scraping away stringy mass and seeds. Rinse under cold water. Place pumpkin, cut side down, on a large cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for one hour or until fork tender. Microwave Method: Cut pumpkin in half, place cut side down on a microwave safe plate or tray. Microwave on high for 15 minutes, check for doneness at 1-2 minute intervals until fork tender. Preparing the Puree: Allow cooked pumpkin to cool. Remove the peel using a small sharp knife and your fingers. Place pumpkin in a food processor and puree or alternately use a food mill, ricer, strainer or potato masher. Freeze and store in one-cup portions in a small freezer bag for up to one year. There are several delicious varieties of organic canned pumpkin puree available if you don’t have time to process a fresh pumpkin. Either fresh or organic canned puree works beautifully in my recipe for Tortellini With Pumpkin Sage Sauce. Have a happy fall! TORTELLINI WITH PUMPKIN SAGE SAUCE 2 pounds cheese tortellini 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 4 sage leaves, minced or 1/2 teaspoon ground sage 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 (15-ounce) can organic pumpkin puree 1 quart vegetable or chicken broth 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg 1 cup plain, Italian-flavored or whole-wheat Panko bread crumbs 1/2 cup Parmesan or Monetary Jack cheese, shredded 7 basil leaves, torn, optional 7 sage leaves, fried in olive oil until crisp, optional 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. 2. Place a large pot of salted water over high heat to boil. When water is boiling, add 1 tablespoon of salt and drop in tortellini. Cook according to package directions. Drain cooked tortellini. Set aside. 3. Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil to a microwave-safe bowl with the onions and garlic. Season with the teaspoon of the salt, the sage, pepper and red pepper flakes. Cook on high for 2 to 3 minutes, until the onions soften. 4. Stir in the pumpkin and broth, remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and cinnamon or nutmeg. Toss 1/2 of pumpkin sauce with tortellini until pasta is well-coated. Transfer to a casserole dish. 5. Spoon the remaining pumpkin sauce on top of the pasta. Sprinkle with Panko breadcrumbs. Sprinkle with remaining teaspoon of olive oil. 6. Cover with cheese and bake until cheese is melted, about 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the basil leaves and fried sage leaves, if desired. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is “The Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic Cookbook.” Her website is To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva! on Facebook and go to Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis

When Couple Splits, Who Gets the Pets? DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My boyfriend and I called it quits last month after six years together. While we lived together we adopted two beautiful dogs, “Gelly” and “Robie.” We both love the dogs but aren’t sure what to do. He wants to keep them, and so do I. Any suggestions? -- Janice H., Providence, R.I. DEAR JANICE: Pets are so much a

part of our families these days that when a relationship breaks down, custody of those pets can cause as much acrimony as a struggle for custody of children. To many people, pets are their children. So settling on who gets the dogs can be a difficult process. Even if you can’t cooperate on anything else, strive to cooperate on creating a plan for both of you to spend time with the dogs. I have friends who have set up visitation rules for their pets -- one person gets the pets for a week, the other person gets them for another week. Another ex-couple decided after several months of sharing that one would keep their three dogs all the time and the other would visit each weekend. In a breakup, pets can suffer quite a bit of stress. The dynamics of the household have changed, patterns of their humans’ behavior have changed, and one human isn’t

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(PHOTO: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood stars as “Steffy” on “The Bold and The Beautiful”) THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Eric disagreed with Stephanie over who should be named CEO of Forrester Creations. Caroline made a decision about her love life based on Thomas’s actions. An emotional Brooke shared with Katie the details of her wrecked honeymoon. Deacon began making crazy demands from Bill. Brooke turned to Stephanie for advice on how to handle Ridge. Steffy and Hope shared an awkward conversation about Liam. Stephanie and her family worried that her cancer was back. Bill asked Brooke to talk to Katie about his mistakes -- and how he has changed. Pam warned Donna to stay away from Eric. Liam and Hope reached closure. Wait to See: Thomas tries to redeem himself. Steffy and Liam go public with their relationship. DAYS OF OUR LIVES Nicole continued to keep the loss of her unborn baby a secret from

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everyone. Rafe and Sami agreed to forgive their past transgressions and rekindle their relationship. Caroline began showing signs of dementia. Daniel told Nicole that he would move to Utah with her. Abigail was determined to find out why Melanie left town so quickly. Kate offered Nick a job before Sami could. Nicole fell down the stairs after a tussle with Jennifer. Stefano met with a mysterious woman in Europe who turned out to be the notorious Kristen Blake. Jennifer was arrested for causing the death of Nicole’s unborn child. Wait to See: Caroline tells Roman that she has Alzheimer’s disease. Will and Gabi reflect on their impulsive act. GENERAL HOSPITAL Sam discovered that her baby was alive and being raised by Tea. Carly was still devastated by the fact that Johnny married Connie. Duke sat at a very much alive Robin’s bedside. Later, Anna was stunned to see her late husband Duke at her door. Spinelli was annoyed to see that Maxie and Ellie were becoming friends. Luke made good on his word and tracked down Robert. Dante and Lulu continued to try to make a baby. Sam was horrified to learn that Heather had kidnapped her baby. Todd vowed that he had no prior knowledge of the baby switch. Olivia tried to channel her psychic powers to find Heather. Wait to See: Duke woos Anna. Trey begs Kristina for a second chance. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Nick told Phyllis that their marriage was over, and then rebounded by kissing Avery. Chloe blurted out that Kevin helped move Tim’s body. Nick suggested that Summer see a therapist after she took a baseball bat to her mom’s car. Victor was shocked that Sharon sold some of his personal stock while he was missing. Sharon felt guilty for turning Tucker in to the feds after she realized that he was looking out for her best interests after all. Gloria offered to throw Chelsea a baby shower. Victor tried to reach out to Adam for his support at Newman Enterprises, but Adam politely rejected him. Wait to See: Phyllis receives a surprise ruling in her trial. Chelsea gets some devastating news. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

PHOTO: Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford Top 10 Pop Singles This Week Last Week 1. Maroon 5 No. 1 “One More Night” 2. PSY No. 2 “Gangnam Style” 3. fun. No. 3 “Some Nights” 4. Taylor Swift No. 4 “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” 5. Pink No. 5 “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” 6. Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean No. 7 “As Long As You Love Me” 7. Taylor Swift new entry “Begin Again” 8. Flo Rida No. 6 “Whistle” 9. Alex Clare No. 9 “Too Close” 10. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen No. 8 “Good Time”

Top 10 Albums

Top 10 Hot Country Singles

1. Mumford & Sons new entry “Babel”

1. Jason Aldean No. 1 “Take a Little Ride”

2. Green Day new entry “Uno!”

2. Dustin Lynch No. 3 “Cowboys and Angels”

3. No Doubt new entry “Push and Shove” 4. Pink No. 1 “The Truth About Love” 5. Lupe Fiasco new entry “Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1” 6. deadmau5 new entry “Album Title Goes Here” 7. Various Artists No. 2 “Kanye West Presents GOOD Music Cruel Summer”

3. Jana Kramer No. 4 “Why Ya Wanna” 4. Carrie Underwood No. 5 “Blown Away” 5. Hunter Hayes No. 32 “Wanted” 6. Hard 2 Love No. 9 “Hard To Love” 7. Easton Corbin No. 8 “Lovin’ You Is Fun” 8. Jake Owen No. 11 “The One That Got Away”

8. Dave Matthews Band No. 4 “Away From the World”

9. Miranda Lambert No. 11 “Fastest Girl in Town”

9. Little Big Town No. 5 “Tornado”

10. Luke Bryan No. 13 “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”

10. The Killers No. 3 “Battle Born”

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heads, but they usually do it in print, not in person. In 1978, though, the staff of Rolling Stone magazine and the band the Eagles went head-tohead in a softball match. The writers ended up losing to the rock stars. by Samantha Weaver TOP TEN MOVIES 1. Taken (PG-13) Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace 2. Hotel Transylvania (PG) animated 3. Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Amy Kendrick, Brittany Snow 4. Looper (R) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis 5. Frankenweenie (PG) animated 6. End of Watch (R) Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena 7. Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams 8. House at the End of the Street (PG-13) Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Shue 9. The Master (R) Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix 10. Finding Nemo (G) animated (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• It was 20th-century American author and actress Cornelia Otis Skinner who made the following sage observation: “One learns in life to keep silent and draw one’s own confusions.” • If you grew up during a certain era in the United States, you are probably familiar with the board game Parcheesi. If you have a particularly good memory, you may recall that the game’s subtitle is “The Royal Game of India.” You may not realize, though, that the game is so-called because royalty in India used to play a life-size version of the game in gardens specially designed for the pursuit. Centuries ago, rajas would dress members of their harems in brightly colored costumes and use them as game pieces. • Everyone knows that a sophomore is someone in his or her second year of high school or college. Most people don’t realize, though, that the word is derived from the Greek words “sophos,” which means “wise,” and “moros,” which means “stupid.” • It’s not unusual for music critics and the artists they critique to butt

• The creator of the ubiquitous smiley face earned a grand total of $45 for his creative effort. • Having trouble with your teenager? It’s a worldwide problem, it seems -- though not always for the same reasons. In 2004, a 13-year-old boy in India ran away from home, declared that he was a Hindu holy man and founded a monastery. His parents arranged for him to be kidnapped and brought back home. *** Thought for the Day: “Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.” -- George Santayana (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

1. AD SLOGANS: What candy bars were sold with the slogan, “Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don’t”? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Where are the Maltese Islands located? 3. FAMOUS QUOTES: What American writer once said, “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it”? 4. SCIENCE: What is a less-than-average tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon? 5. PHOBIAS: Hemophobia is an irrational fear of what? 6. GAMES: What kind of game has variations that include “Cincinnati” and “Omaha”? 7. HUMAN ANATOMY: What are the crescent-shaped white spots on fingernails called? 8. MYTHOLOGY: According to Greek mythology, what was the name of the prophetic god who could change his form at will? 9. LANGUAGE: What is the Gaelic equivalent of James? 10. MATH: What is the lowest whole number (in English) that includes the letter “a” when it is spelled out? Answers 1. Mounds and Almond Joy 2. Mediterranean Sea 3. E.B. White 4. Neap tide 5. Blood 6. Poker 7. Lunula 8. Proteus 9. Seamus or Shamus 10. 1,000 (thousand) (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Top 10 Video Rentals

Top 10 DVD Sales

1. The Avengers (2012) (PG-13) Robert Downey Jr.

1. The Avengers (2012) (PG-13) (Disney)

2. Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13) Kristen Stewart

2. Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13) (Universal)

3. The Cabin in the Woods (R) Kristen Connelly

3. The Hunger Games (PG-13) (Lionsgate)

4. Battleship (PG-13) Taylor Kitsch

4. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! (G) (Disney)

5. What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13) Cameron Diaz 6. Safe (R) Denzel Washington 7. The Five-Year Engagement (R) Jason Segel 8. The Hunger Games (PG-13) Jennifer Lawrence

5. The Cabin in the Woods (R) (Lionsgate) 6. Bond 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Bond 007 (PG/PG-13) (MGM) 7. Resident Evil: Damnation (R) (Sony)

9. The Lucky One (PG-13) Zac Efron

8. American Horror Story: The Complete First Season (TV-MA) (Fox)

10. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13) Judy Dench

9. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13) (Fox) 10. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (PG-13) (Warner) Source: Rentrak Corp.

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• On Oct. 18, 1767, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon complete their survey of the boundary between the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as areas that would become Delaware and West Virginia. The Mason-Dixon line created the boundary at a northern latitude of 39 degrees and 43 minutes. • On Oct. 21, 1797, the USS Constitution, a 44-gun U.S. Navy frigate built to fight Barbary pirates off the coast of Tripoli, is launched in Boston Harbor. During the War of 1812, the Constitution won its enduring nickname “Old Ironsides” after witnesses claimed that the British shots merely bounced off the Constitution’s sides. • On Oct. 19, 1931, David Cornwell, later known as spy novelist John le Carre, is born in Poole, England. He published

his first spy novel, “Call for the Dead,” in 1961. The novel, like his second, “A Murder of Quality” (1962), featured spy George Smiley. • On Oct. 15, 1946, Herman Goering, commander in chief of the Luftwaffe and head of the Gestapo, dies by his own hand. He was found guilty at Nuremberg and committed suicide by swallowing a cyanide tablet he had hidden from his guards. • On Oct. 20, 1968, 21-year-old Oregonian Dick Fosbury wins gold medal and sets an Olympic record when he highjumps 7 feet, 4 1/4 inches at the Mexico City Games. It was the international debut of Fosbury’s unique jumping style, known as the “Fosbury Flop,” which, according to one journalist, “looked like a guy falling off the back of a truck.”

• On Oct. 17, 1973, the Arab-dominated Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announces a decision to cut oil exports to the United States. In December, a full oil embargo was imposed, prompting a serious energy crisis and gasoline rationing in the United States. • On Oct. 16, 1987, 18-month-old Jessica McClure is rescued after being trapped for 58 hours in an abandoned water well in Midland, Texas. McClure had fallen through the 8-inch-wide opening of an abandoned well in the backyard of her aunt’s home day-care center. After dropping about 22 feet into the well, the little girl became stuck. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc,

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Shootin' the Breeze – Oct. 17, 2012  
Shootin' the Breeze – Oct. 17, 2012  

Oct. 17, 2012 issue of Shootin' the Breeze