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The true meaning of Thanksgiving 

how thankful they are to have each other in their lives.

hanksgiving is about more than roasting the perfect turkey and watching the football game. has tips and ideas on how to step back and reflect on the true meaning of Thanksgiving. THE HISTORY OF THE HOLIDAY � Giving thanks dates back to ancient times, when people of many cultures (including the ancient Greeks, Romans, Hebrews, Egyptians and Chinese) gave thanks to their God or Gods for a successful harvest. Some of the traditions associated with modern Thanksgiving celebrations have their roots in these ancient festivals. � The original American Thanksgiving celebration took place in 1621, near the end of the Plymouth colony’s first year in America, as a way to give thanks for a plentiful first harvest. The pilgrims and the natives celebrated together (they had arranged a peace treaty), and everyone feasted on

geese, ducks, deer, corn, oysters, fish and berries. BRING GUESTS TOGETHER � Before digging into your Thanksgiving feast, have your guests write

down something they appreciate about their lives or each other. Put them in a Thanksgiving-themed container and read each one off before dinner. The writers can either be

announced or remain anonymous — the choice is yours. � Thanksgiving is about gathering loved ones and spending time together. When you invite

SPREAD POSITIVITY � Find time to volunteer. Schools and churches organize canned food drives to stock food pantries during the holiday season. To get more hands-on, volunteer with family and friends at a soup kitchen or at a nursing home. � Take a “one-day complaining fast.” Vow not to complain about anything (the weather, your spouse, the dog) for 24 hours. It might be an extreme measure, and it might be tough, but it will force you to see things differently. When you feel like complaining, instead say or think something positive, you’ll start to see more good in the world. Aside from feeling great about yourself, others will also notice your positive outlook.

your guests for dinner, ask them to bring along old photos of fond memories and good times shared Content from with other guests. Looking back on these old photos Distributed by McClatchyTribune Information Services will remind everyone of

Charitable organizations offer help Editor’s note: This publication is a case management, family supsalute to all the nonprofit organiza- port services, school-based tions that provide helping services mental health services, therato the communities of southwest peutic foster care, intensive therMontana by volunteering time, apeutic group home services, services, hearts and souls to help transportation, developmental other. You truly put the “unity” in disability services, and work community. Thanks, from all of us. services and recycling. Needs: Donations, memorials, children’s recreational equipment and school supplies.


Advocacy Program of Southwest Montana P.O. Box 726 Butte, MT 59703 Contact: Jodel Petroni, director Phone: 494-7708 Mission: Protect the rights, health and safety of adults with developmental disabilities, offer opportunities to become more community integrated and provide activities that will lead to a healthy lifestyle. Advocacy Program is a community based, nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 status since April 1987. The program’s purpose is to recruit, train and match a volunteer advocate with a developmentally disabled adult (protege) and provide ongoing support of those matches. Our objective is to maintain current matches and strive to match people on the waiting list. The program operates solely on grants, memorials, in-kind donations of goods and services and other fundraising activities.

Anaconda Disabled American Veterans

year, the group hopes, with help, to reach about 350 needy children from newborns to 18 year olds. Donations of new, unwrapped gifts and cash may be dropped off by Dec. 14, at Wells Fargo, First National and Glacier banks, or First American Title Co. New or used books are welcome, plus donations of wrapping paper and tape. Anyone wishing to volunteer with gift wrapping or delivery, or who needs details about Sharing Is Caring may contact Dottie Zimmerman at 563-3463 or organizer Melissa Hempstead at Glacier Bank, 563-5203.


Memorial Chapter 13 Contact: Barry DeChaine, commander 414 Cypress St. Anaconda, MT 59711 Bagdad Shrine Center Phone: 563-7274 The chapter has 14 volunteer 314 W. Park St. drivers, most of whom are DAV Butte, MT 59701 members, who over the year Telephone: 782-6949 drive hundreds of veterans E-mail: bagdadshrine@hotthousands of miles to medical appointments, primarily at Fort Contact: Tara Sweet Harrison. The vets served are Web: wwwbagdadshrinefrom Anaconda, Butte, Philipsburg and Deer Lodge Description of services: areas. The national organization operates 22 Shriners Hospitals Anaconda Family committed to the treatment of orthopedic, burn and scar probResource Center lems. These include treatment 118 E. Seventh St., Suite 1B of curvature of the spine, brittle Anaconda, MT 59711 bone disease, hand problems, Phone: 563-7972 back problems, limb deficienFax: 563-7992 cies, spina bifida, club foot and E-mail: info@ dislocated hip, leg length discrepancies, Legg Perthes Anaconda Family Resource disease, rickets, spinal column Center helps children by provid- injuries and maxillofacial work. ing after school activities that The hospitals do not accept A.W.A.R.E. Inc. help them academically and state or federal funds. All socially. The center helps services rendered at the 227 E. Mercury St., Butte, parents by providing classes on hospital are at no cost to the MT 59701 life skills, stress and anger family. Locally, Bagdad Shrine Phone: 782-2402 management and parenting. provides transportation and and lodging assistance to families 205 E. Park Ave., Anaconda, Support services to clients include food and clothing and from all over Southwest MT 59711 help during the holiday season. Montana. The Northern Phone: 563-8117 Donations are needed yearCalifornia Shriners Hospital in Services: This statewide Sacramento now provides nonprofit organization provides round but especially at Christmas. Toys and clothes for services which formerly were a variety of community-based all ages are especially appreci- only available in more distant services for families and chillocations. ated, as are everyday housedren. Youth who have been Needs: information on hold items ranging from cleanidentified with serious mental children who need medical ing supplies to personal care health challenges (severe attention for orthopedic or burn items. Feminine hygiene items emotional disturbances) and problems and monetary and diapers are especially children, birth to age 6, who donations to help with have serious difficulties manag- needed. Special holiday items, transportation costs. ing their emotions and behavior such as stockings filled with candy are also welcome. are eligible for services. Because A.W.A.R.E. promotes Donations may be dropped off Bannack Association at the Anaconda office. a “wrap-around” philosophy, “Sharing Is Caring” project, P.O. Box 1426 services are strength-based, now in its 14th year, makes the Dillon, MT 59725 family focused, individualized, Contact: Linda Mazejka, and comprehensive. Services in holidays brighter for Anaconda president the Butte-Anaconda community youngsters, with help from the include: Early Head Start, youth Anaconda Rotary Club. This Telephone: 834-3425;


Bannack State Park 834-3413 Purpose: Support Bannack State Park preservation with volunteers and fundraising.

Belmont Senior Citizen Center

615 E. Mercury St. Butte, MT 59703 Telephone: 723-7773 Description of services: The center helps Beaverhead County senior Museum Association citizens with 15 S. Montana St. in-home Dillon, MT 59725 services and on-site activities. Telephone: 683-6572 Programs include lunches Purpose: Operate museum served at the center, meals and old depot complex, help delivered to shut-ins, home with historical research, care for chore and transportation displays and historic artifacts services, respite care, legal pertaining to Beaverhead clinic, payee and guardianship County. Operate the Old Depot services, S.H.I.P. counseling, Theatre which houses a stage memory screening, nursing and auditorium for live clinic, foot clinic, bingo, performances of plays, pinochle, ceramics and more. concerts, debates and other Needs: Volunteers, financial public events. donations and promotion of Needs: Donations. center.

Beaverhead County White Hat Coalition 850 W. Park St. Dillon, MT 59725 Contact: Stan Smith, chairman Phone: 683-4429, cell 660-4429 E-mail: whitehat Description of services: goodwill ambassadors sending holiday greetings, birthday cards and care packages to our men and women in the armed forces and now dealing with veterans issues. Advocates for community service, military and veterans issues. Annual events: Day of Good Deeds, Jan. 17; Memorial Day Parade, last Monday in May; Auto Festival and Cruise, last Saturday in July; Patriot Day Gathering, Sept.. 11; Veterans Day Program, Nov. 11.

Beaverhead Recycling 720 Kentucky Ave. Dillon, MT 59725 Phone: 683-2928 E-mail: Beaverhead Recycling is a nonprofit, volunteer, community organization dedicated to providing recycling services to the Dillon area. It provides recycling binnies for cans, paper and glass and along with West Electric and Dillon Disposal it supports corrugated cardboard recycling as well.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butte 107 E. Granite St. Butte, MT 59701 Breanna Hoard, executive director Phone: 782-9644 E-mail: bbsbutte@ Web: Services: Donor based volunteer organization proving one-to-one mentoring programs for our youth to develop our future high school and college grads, community leaders, and mentors. Needs: Mentors and mentees, volunteer support, and financial support from private donors, local businesses and foundations. See HELP, Page G3


 Handicapped Association. It serves approximately 40 children from Butte and Continued from Page G1 surrounding counties. The only cost to the child is a $5 fee for insurance, however the insurance fee may be waived if the Butte Head Start child is unable to pay. BSW Inc. Butte Exchange Club Needs: Volunteers are P.O. Box 608 845 S. Wyoming St. P.O. Box 763, Butte, MT 59703 always needed, no horse Butte, MT 59701 Butte MT 59703 Phone: 723-4078 experience is necessary. Phone: 723-6501 Contact: Cindy Carlson Description of services: Donations are needed to Contact: John Pahut Phone: 494-8379 Head Start is a federally funded purchase and maintain adaptive Website: comprehensive child developriding equipment. and Butte ment program BSW Inc. Exchange Club’s sponsored by 113 E. Park St. mission is to Human Anaconda, MT 59711 make the comResources Contact: Sandy Lemm munity a better Council District Phone: 563-5114 place to live XII, serving chiland through projects dren ages 3-5 in BSW Inc. that promote Americanism, Butte-Silver Bow, Cancer Screening 329 N. Pacific St. community service, youth activi- Beaverhead and Madison counProgram Dillon, MT 59725 ties and the prevention of child ties. The overall goal of the proContact: Troy Canfield 25 W. Front St. abuse. The club awards scholgram is to increase social comPhone: 683-5773 Butte, MT 59701 arships through its Student-ofpetence of young children in BSW Inc. is a nonprofit Contact: Marcia Murja the-Month Program, purchases low-income families through organization providing services Telephone: 497-5080 Christmas gifts for local children family and community partnerfor developmentally disabled Description of services: in foster care, contributes thou- ships. Head Start services are adults — group home placescreening for sands of dollars to local organi- family centered and offer indiment, supported living, commuearly zations for cultural and youth vidual services in the areas of nity supports, day-work placedetection of activities, and distributes flags education, child development, ment, supported employment, at the Fourth of July Parade. medical, dental, mental health, breast, job development and placement cervical and The Exchange Club was estab- nutrition and parent involveand community placement. lished in Butte in 1924 and ment. The language and literacy colon cancer. Needs: Donations and Needs: Develop and some of its notable projects are programs have been increased. memorials maintain a treatment fund for installation of the first airport Needs: Volunteers enrolled women. landing lights at the Butte airport, installation of the first Butte Center for the traffic light in Butte at the inter- Butte Rescue Mission Career Futures Inc. section of Park and Montana Performing 1204 E. Second Ave. streets and starting the World 55 W. Granite St. Butte, MT 59701 Arts Inc. Museum of Mining. Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 782-0925 The Mother Telephone: 723-9101 Contact : Rachel Freeman Lode Theatre Description of services: Description of services: Butte Family YMCA P.O. Box 522 Career Futures Inc. is an Provides meals and a bed for Butte, MT employment training program 2975 Washoe St. homeless 59703 for individuals who have been Butte, MT 59701 people yearPhone: 723-3602 out of the job market for an Phone: 782-1266 round. Any Contact: Robin Busch extended period of time, or who Contact: Raye Vincent holiday gifts Purpose: The organization are considering making a Purpose: to of toys, serves as a champion of culture instill social career transition. Career gloves, hats, socks and and the arts. It is a presenter, Futures works with all responsibility, toiletries for the clients are producer and landlord for travel- healthy living and populations. The goal of the appreciated. The mission also ing performers from throughout youth developprogram is to improve an indiaccepts canned or nonperishthe world and for local artists to ment, including vidual’s ability to become ecoable food or cash donations. showcase their talents on a nomically and emotionally selfproviding social, Needs: Donations of time, world-class stage. sufficient. All services are prorecreational, athletic and educa- talent, food and money are Needs: Donations vided with the ultimate objective tional programs and services for welcome. of individuals attaining employpeople of all ages, races, reliment and/or training goals. gious and ethnic backgrounds. Needs: The Career Futures A sliding fee scale based on Butte Citizens for Butte-Silver Bow Arts Good Neighbor Fund is a income for all programs and Preservation and Foundation means for interested people to memberships ensures that no make a donation. The cash individual is denied participation Revitalization 321 W. Broadway contributions are used to because of inability to pay dues Butte, MT 59701 P.O. Box 164 provide assistance for children or activity fees. Telephone: 723-7600 Butte, MT 59703 of families who are in need. Programs include health and E-mail: Contributions can be made fitness programs; youth sports; Contact: Glenn Bodish directly to Career Futures Inc. after school programs, swimWeb address: Description of services: Include the amount of contribuming lessons, life guarding, Provide grants for tion, your name, address and water exercise and adaptive Description of services: historic property phone number, and if a swim programs; Silver Sneakers Butte Silver Bow Arts improvements, memorial, name of the family and other active older adult Foundation is volunteer labor, and its address. classes and programs; cardiac a nonprofit educational tours and pulmonary rehab programs, organization and brochures, health and fitness evaluations that fosters protect-a-gate The Center and individual fitness programs and encourservices, and project leadership for beginners and those at-risk ages an understanding and 221 S. Idaho St. in connection with preservation for diabetes and cardiovascular appreciation of the local tradiDillon of Butte’s architectural and hisdisease. Phone: 683-6106 tions, heritages and arts. The toric heritage. Meetings: second Needs: Volunteers in all The Center is made up of foundation maintains the Tuesdays at members’ homes. program areas, especially youth Charles Clark Mansion (Arts the Women’s Resource Center, Needs: Volunteers and cash sports referees and coaches. Community Support Center, Chateau) 321 W. Broadway and donations Partners with Youth Campaign Venus Rising Espresso House. and Golden Citizen’s program. It helps support the programs pro- It promotes a diverse exhibition is staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. vided for youth and those less weekdays by professional counschedule and provides educaButte Community able to afford them. Memorials, tional opportunities for the selors and advocates who can endowments, bequests and assist area residents. It has community. Health Center other financial gifts are always Needs: The Butte-Silver Bow 20 volunteer advocates who 445 Centennial Ave. greatly appreciated. Arts Foundation needs support have been trained to answer the P.O. Box 4202 through its tax deductible contri- crisis line at all times. Butte, MT 59702 It is foremost a support butions, program sponsorships Butte 4-C’s Telephone: 723-4075 and memberships. To assist the center for victims of domestic Contact: Cindy Stergar 101 E. Broadway foundation, call Glenn Bodish at violence and sexual assault. Description of services: Butte, MT 59701 723-7600. People may log on to The Center has a safe house The medical clinic provides Contact: Brenda Hergott the website and donate through for battered women and safe services at discounted fees to 723-4019, (800) 794-4061 motel for male victims. It helps PayPal. those who qualify. Satellites are with parenting plans, and operated in Sheridan and Butte 4-C’s is a child care provide parenting classes and Dillon. resource and Butte Special Riders offer mediation services on Needs: Patients and referral agency whatever the subject. The staff 1179 Beacon Road donations. serving Silver advocates for clients at court Butte, MT 59701 Bow, Anacondaappearances and in similar situContacts: Joanie Kissock, Deer Lodge, ations. It also helps senior citi490-2612, and Barb Gray, Powell, Granite, Butte Emergency zens who have been victims of 490-1715. Madison and abuse, extortion or neglect. It Food Bank Description of services: Beaverhead counties. It prooffers a caregivers’ support 1019 E. Second St. vides referrals for families seek- BSR is a group for those caring for the ill nonprofit, all Butte, MT 59703 ing child care and how to and infirm. The Center provides volunteer, Phone: 782-6230 choose quality child care. It information and instruction for summertime Description of services: helps working families who students at UM-Western and Provide food products to the meet income guidelines pay for therapeutic local public schools. needy child care. It assists individuals horseback The Center is governed by a riding proNeeds: Canned in starting and operating child board of directors, is a 501(c)(3) gram for children with disabiliand nonperishable care businesses in addition to agency and receives operating ties. It is affiliated with the North foods, such as soups providing a wide variety of funds through state and federal American Riding for the and stews that can professional development grants. be prepared on a hot opportunities. It is a sponsor of Private donations and contriplate or microwave. the USDA Child Care Food butions are used to support Also needed are Program and focuses on its emergency funds toiletries, particularly improving the nutritional account where qualified diapers and feminine hygiene intake of children in child people can be assistproducts as well as shampoo, care facilities. Butte ed. Other fundraisdeodorant, etc. Cash donations, 4-C’s offers a free, ing efforts are for perishable items such milk rotating, six-week needed to supand eggs are appreciated. course on parentport basic office Donations are best dropped off ing skills due to a between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. generous grant operations, and

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The Food Bank will also pick up donations. The Food Bank packages and distributes food prepared in commercial kitchens also; call to make arrangements.

by United Way. It also offers professional supervised visitation services for families dealing with child custody issues or court ordered visitation.



upgrade and maintain the Safe House. All services and programs are free of charge.

Columbus Plaza and Highland View Manor 1515 Oregon Ave. Butte, MT 59701 Contact: Mary Grinolds Telephone: 782-0090 Services: Providing low income housing for the elderly and disabled Needs: Volunteers are always needed to assist residents in a variety of needs.

Community Hospital and Nursing Home of Anaconda Foundation 401 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Anaconda, MT 59711 Telephone: 563-8540 Contact: Meg HickeyBoynton Description of services: The foundation was established in 1995 and is governed by a board of directors, all of whom are community representatives. It is organized and operated to promote, facilitate and direct philanthropic and financial support for the hospital and nursing home. Donors may select from various contribution opportunities outlined in the foundation’s brochure. Contributions support health education, hospice services, wellness programs, and the purchase of new technology and equipment. website: www.communityhospital

Consumer Credit Counseling Service 2101 Yale Ave. Butte, MT 59702 Telephone: 723-5176 Contact: Crystal Young Description of services: To help individuals gain control of their own finances. It is accredited by the National Foundation for Consumer Credit and its counselors are certified. Oneon-one counseling assesses the financial situation then offers budgeting and other ideas to resolve the individual’s problems. If necessary, a debt management plan helps the consumer pay back debts more effectively. There is a small fee for this service. Generally, monthly payments to creditors are reduced. Most credit card companies, and some other creditors, will give interest and fee concessions. The service provides free classes to the public, social services, businesses, schools, clubs, associations and groups. Topics include budgeting, using credit wisely, establishing good credit, scams and surviving a layoff. Education and counseling services are free. Needs: Donations or contributions are accepted.

Continental Gardens 100 Gardens Way Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 533-0705 Description of services: affordable supportive housing for eligible senior citizens with meals, 24-hour security, and emergency call service. Needs: Volunteers for entertainment and activities.


Daughters of the American Revolution Silver Bow Chapter Contact: Diane Sholey, regent Telephone: 723-0064 Description of services: Promotion of education — scholarships are awarded each year to students in Montana post-secondary education. The American history See DAR, Page G4



Holiday tables dazzle your guests BY KAREN DEER

of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


t’s Thanksgiving Day, so holiday cookie exchanges and open houses will be here before you know it. Now is the time to plan your menu — and your table decorations. “It’s the time of year to utilize your treasures,” such as antiques and family heirlooms, says Richard Nix Jr., president of Butler’s Pantry catering company in Lafayette Square. “You’d be surprised how an old urn or vessel will pop as a centerpiece on your holiday table.” Joan Long, owner of Patty Long Catering in Soulard, says: “And don’t forget to pull out your holiday ornaments, garland and holly. It’s all about presentation.” Creating the perfect tablescape can be effortless, as long as you are prepared. First, get a head count. Once you’ve determined the guest list, choose your tables. Nix recommends mixing it up with different shapes and sizes, maybe a square table and a round table. “Next comes the color scheme,” says Sherry Nungesser of Roy-el Catering in Belleville. “People eat with their eyes, and if it looks good, it’s going to taste good.” Nix suggests mixing gold, silver and white accessories to achieve a timeless, elegant setting. Jewel tones such as emerald green, purple, pink and chartreuse can provide a vibrant splash of color. Or go for metallics, such as copper and gold, mixed with chocolate accents to create a rich palette. “The traditional red, green and plaid holiday colors are overdone,” he says. HOLIDAY DINNER 1. Set up a dessertcoffee-cordials station away from the dining room. After a big holiday meal, it’s nice to be able to

move about and eat dessert at your discretion. 2. Place cards are an easy way to personalize your table. Use something creative that goes with your meal or décor, such as a personalized ornament. 3. Unique favors are a great way for your friends and family to remember the evening. For example, send guests home with individually boxed coffeecakes for breakfast the next morning. 4. Choose a wine that pairs nicely with your meal. It does not have to be expensive. If you need help, ask at one of the many great wine shops in St. Louis. 5. Start (or continue) a family tradition. You’ll create memories for years to come. Source: Butler’s Pantry, 1414 Park Avenue, Lafayette Square

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE 1. Prepare most of the food ahead of time. Refrigerate until needed. 2. Arrange risers under the tablecloth to elevate some of the serving dishes and add dimension. Use items you already own,

such as pots, bowls or milk crates turned upside down. 3. For added color and texture, drape a variety of fabrics over the risers. 4. An open house can last for hours. Put out small amounts of food at a time, and freshen the table when needed. 5. Enjoy your own party. Consider hiring a friend or acquaintance to keep your table stocked. 6. Keep your guests mingling and moving. Standing cocktail tables are a good idea. Consider placing the desserts in another room.

Continued from Page G3 essay contest is held annually for fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students in area schools. The Good Citizen contest is held for seniors in area high schools. Genealogy workshops are offered to the public. Historic preservation: Cemeteries in five western Montana counties have been inventoried with the collected information deposited in the Butte-Silver Bow Archives and available there to the public. Inventories in other counties are continuing. The Spanish American War Memorial and the monument at Nissler that commemorates the site of the first discovery of gold in Silver Bow County are fully restored. The site at 832 W. Park St., residence of the first Silver Bow Chapter Regent and site of the first Montana State Conference has been marked. All types of historic records and books are forwarded to the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., for its permanent collection and are available to the public. The Butte-Silver Bow Archives and Library have also been recipients of the history of the Silver Bow Chapter and other historic volumes of the area. Patriotic endeavor: Constitution Week is celebrated in September each year. Various patriotic holidays are celebrated with programs. Members also present patriotic materials and a flag program to area students when requested. Needs: Greater support from the community is needed. Memorials and donations are

ABOVE LEFT: TABLE decorations for a family holiday dinner. Arranged by the caterers at Butler’s Pantry in St. Louis. AT LEFT: DETAIL of a table arranged by Patty Long Catering in St. Louis showing how to create layers with your decorations. This table is for a holiday cookie exchange.

Source: Roy-el Catering, 8000 Concordia Church Road, Belleville

COOKIE EXCHANGE 1. Make sure guests bring a variety of cookies with different textures. Include kid-friendly cookies such as decorated Rice Krispie treats and M&M cookies. Make sure everyone brings the same number of cookies so they will go home with as many as they brought. 2. Stick with your comfort level. If you’re not a professional baker, don’t

not solicited, but, any donation or memorial received is tax deductible and is used for the above projects.

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TABLE DECORATIONS, above, arranged by the caterers at Roy-el Catering in Belleville. This display shows how to personalize a store-bought cake with hard candy and shaved white chocolate.

Deer Lodge Food Pantry P.O. Box 285 Deer Lodge, MT 59722 Description of services: Emergency food assistance for needy area residents Needs: Cash and nonperishable food items.

Discovery House (CCCS Inc. Discovery House) 709 E. Third St. Anaconda, MT 59711 Telephone: 563-3842 Contact: Carole Kovacich Description of services: Discovery House provides a short term facility for youth in need of care and supervision. Community Counseling and Correctional Services Inc. began operating the program in 2007. It began as a youth shelter in 1974 under the direction of Sister Gilmary Vaughan, a Sinsinaway Dominican nun.

E Easter Seals Society Highlands Hospice


stress out trying to prepare a complex cookie. If you don’t bake, head to a bakery. 3. Add dimension to your serving table with large reusable decorative boxes and tins. Placing them in the center of the table creates an eyecatching centerpiece.

support staff and volunteers. Dr. Jim Hueftle is medical director and Gerri Steward is spiritual advisor. Patients, families, and friends of those diagnosed with a terminal illness benefit from the program. Needs: Medical equipment for patient use and the Community Loan Closet and volunteers.

Energy Share of Montana XII

Human Resources Council

700 Casey St. Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 496-4908, (800) 382-1325 Contact: Betty Fournier Description of services: Energy Share is a statewide, nonprofit organization that provides emergency energy assistance to Montanans who are experiencing hardship circumstances, and have no other financial resources available to them. Apply at Human Resources Council XII, LIEAP office. Needs: Cash donations


3703 Harrison Ave. Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 533-0020 Family Outreach Inc. Contact: Karen Kirkpatrick 641 Sampson St. Description of services: Butte, MT 59701 Highlands Hospice originated in Phone: 494-1242 1980. It became a nonprofit Description of services: branch of Easter Seals Society Family Outreach is a private in 1990. Staff includes nonprofit agency 10 nurses, two social workers,


4. Decorate with a theme. For example, mixing and matching winterwhite serving pieces will create a classic style. Colorful cookies will pop on a white serving plate. Continue your white theme with an all-white centerpiece consisting of candles, snowflakes and icicles.

providing home-based education and support services to individuals who have disabilities or developmental delays. The main focus of the program is to teach families and friends how to teach skills to children and adults with special needs. In addition, families and friends often request education regarding the disability and information about resources and services available. Staff work to ensure that children and adults in the program have the same opportunities that all Montanans have in education, the community, friendships and in life. The program offers many services from which a family may choose to meet its needs. Families and individuals assist in the development of their own program based on what they want to learn. Family Outreach serves 12 counties with offices in Butte, Bozeman and Helena. Needs: Funding to expand the lending library, which includes books, educational toys and adaptive equipment.

15-90 Search and Rescue P.O. Box 4079 Butte, MT 59702 Description of services: search and rescue, disaster services, and emergency medical services. Needs: Financial support

5. Provide your guests with take-away containers. Baskets, tins, and boxes are an easy find at the dollar store. 6. Label the cookies and place recipe cards next to each platter.

Source: Patty Long Catering, 1804 South Ninth Street, Soulard

Friends of the Library 226 W. Broadway Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 723-3361 Description of services: Promote and support the library through additional programming and materials. Needs: Volunteers for special projects and donations.

G George Grant Chapter of Trout Unlimited P.O. Box 563 Butte, MT 59703 Telephone: 560-3791 Contact: Robert E. Olson Description of services: Protect and restore wild trout, watersheds and fishing opportunities in southwest Montana. The chapter is honored to be named after George Grant, a great conservationist from Butte. The outreach program offers the community help teaching different aspects of fly fishing from the Big Brother Big Sister program to a popular kids summer camp and a ladies only flyfishing and river float trip. Needs: Join the chapter; work on projects; serve on the board of directors. Advertise in the monthly newsletter, or subscribe to it for $10 per year. Donate money to fund projects. Learn about long-term sponsorship and trust arrangements. See H, Page G5



A toast to the holidays Colorful, signature drinks make guests happy


2 cups cranberry juice cocktail 1 cup vodka 1/2 cup amaretto 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice Ice cubes 1 clementine, peeled, and separated into segments 1. Mix cranberry juice, vodka, amaretto, and orange juice in a pitcher. Cover and chill until ready to serve. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead.) 2. To make 2 drinks, fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour in scant 1 cup vodka mixture. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain into two martini glasses. Garnish each with a clementine segment.


of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

You could serve guests the full spectrum of booze at your holiday party. But all of that mixing, shaking and stirring would leave you no time to overeat, smooch underneath the mistletoe or gossip about your neighbor’s collection of sequined holiday sweatshirts. Instead, we recommend offering a limited menu. Assemble one or two signature drinks, a colorful nonalcoholic option and a cooler of beer, preferably produced by Schlafly, O’Fallon or another fine local brewery. Another tip: rent glasses. Cheap plastic cups are for college keggers. Check the Yellow Pages or online for a nearby party rental store. For example, Aries Party Rental of St. Louis rents champagne flutes, highballs and other glasses for 60 cents each. Best of all, you can return the glasses unwashed. We’ve gathered half a dozen festive recipes. Some can be prepared in advance; others require just a few ingredients. But each is as beautiful as it is flavorful.

— Adapted from Bon Appetit ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH PHOTOS

FROM LEFT: BUBBLY POINSETTIA, Tequila Mockingbird, Non-Alcoholic Apple Sparkler, Harvest Bowl.

CRANBERRY GIN AND TONIC Yield: 10 servings

2 (12-ounce) bags fresh cranberries 1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup water — Adapted from 31/3 cups chilled tonic “Champagne Cocktails” by water A.J. Rathbun (Harvard 1¼ cups gin Common Press, 2010) 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD 1. Bring cranberries, Yield: 1 serving sugar and water to a sim— Adapted from mer in a 3- to 3½-quart “Champagne Cocktails” by ¼ cup white tequila saucepan. Cook, uncovA.J. Rathbun (Harvard 2 tablespoons green or 1. Sprinkle colored ered, stirring occasionally, Common Press, 2010) white crème de menthe sugar on a piece of waxed until berries just begin to 1 tablespoon fresh lime paper. Moisten the rims of BUBBLY POINSETTIA pop, about 2 minutes. juice five wine glasses, one at a Yield: 2 servings Drain cranberries in a fineIce time, with a little water. mesh sieve set over a Ice cubes 1 thin lime slice Dip each rim in sugar 1-qt. glass measuring cup. 6 tablespoons gin 1. Combine tequila, and set aside for 2. Measure and set aside 3 tablespoons grenadine crème de menthe and lime 5 to 10 minutes to dry. 2 cups cooked cranberries. HARVEST BOWL 2 tablespoons maraschino juice with ice in a cocktail 2. For fruit garnish, Force remaining berries Yield: 10 servings liqueur shaker. Shake well, the place 2 orange wedges and through the sieve into the Ice block or cracked ice 1 tablespoon freshly strain into chilled cocktail 1 lime wedge onto each syrup. Discard solids 2 cups apple cider squeezed lemon juice glass. Garnish with the skewer; set aside. remaining in sieve, then 1 cup vodka Chilled brut champagne lime slice, allowing it to 3. Divide raspberry add reserved 2 cups cran½ cup plus 2 tablespoons or other sparkling wine float on the drink juice blend among berries to the syrup. Let orange liqueur, such as 2 lemon slices Adapted from “Drinkology” prepared wine glasses, cool to room temperature. orange curacao or triple sec 1. Fill a cocktail shaker being careful not to by James Waller (Stewart, Transfer to a pitcher; chill 1 apple, sliced halfway with ice cubes. disturb the sugar on the Tabori and Chang, 2003) until cold, about 2 hours. 1 lemon, sliced Add gin, grenadine, rim. Gently pour sparkling 3. Add tonic water, gin 1 (750ml) bottle sparkling maraschino liqueur and cider into each glass. Place NON-ALCOHOLIC APPLE and lime juice to syrup, apple juice, chilled lemon juice. Shake a citrus skewer in each SPARKLER stirring gently to combine. 1 (750ml) bottle brut vigorously. glass. Yield: 5 servings Serve over ice in 8- to champagne, chilled 2. Strain the liquid into 10-ounce glasses 1. Place a block of ice in two flute glasses. Top each 1 tablespoon red or green — Adapted from Better — Adapted from Gourmet a large punch bowl or fill with sparkling wine. colored sugar, optional Homes and Gardens bowl halfway with cracked ice. Add cider, vodka, orange liqueur and apple and lemon slices. Stir. 2. Carefully add sparkling apple juice and then champagne. Stir. Serve in wine glasses or goblets.

Garnish with a lemon slice.

10 unpeeled orange wedges or chunks 5 unpeeled lime wedges or chunks 5 (6-inch) wooden skewers 2/3 cup raspberry juice blend 1 (750ml) bottle sparkling apple cider or sparkling pear-apple juice, chilled

The Mike O’Connell Kiwanis Continued from Page G4 304 N. Main St. Children’s Butte, MT 59703 P.O. Box 3486 Sunshine Telephone: 782-8250 Butte, MT 59703 Camp is the club’s main project Contact: Steve Fournier Telephone: 496-4975 and has provided free summer Description of services: Description of services: camping for local children for Provides The council administers such more than 60 years. living low income programs as Butte Needs: Volunteer labor to Habitat for Humanity facilities Head Start, Weatherization help with the camp and Assistance, Low Income Energy monetary donations. of Southwest Montana for homeless Assistance, Energy Share, P .O. Box 632 Homeward Bound and Mining individuals and families. 66 W. Park St. Suite 211 City Christmas which are listed Kohrs Library Needs: Donations are Butte, MT 59703 separately. Most programs are gratefully accepted. Phone: 782-8579 in Butte-Silver Bow, Anaconda- Foundation Contact: Barbara Miller, Deer Lodge, Granite, Powell, 501 Missouri Ave. project director, 782-8145 Beaverhead and Madison Deer Lodge, MT 59722 Highlands Hospice Website: counties. Contact: John Skibsrud Deer Lodge Telephone: 846-2622 Purpose: To build simple, Description of services: P.O. Box 808 decent The William 302 Missouri Ave. housing K. Kohrs Deer Lodge, MT 59722 in partMemorial Telephone: 846-3975 nership Library Description of services: with Foundation low income families and volun- Hospice Just Us Old West was estabteers that is sold to the partner provides lished in 1997 as a nonprofit to Re-Enactors family with no interest or profit. care for the help the library with special terminally ill Families meet three 850 W. Park St. needs. The foundation accepts selection criteria: Willingness and their Dillon, MT 59725 estates, cash and gifts. to partner by investing Contact: Stan Smith, families. Needs: Books, computers, 500 sweat equity hours in the director The equipment project, ability to meet income services Telephone: 683-4429, How you can help: limits and repay the mortgage include scheduled nursing visits, cell 660-4429 Donations loan, and an unmet need for E-mail: training of family members in housing. Purpose: Group performs The organization also does client care, medical equipment, transportation services, historic re-enactments, living neighborhood fix-up continuous nursing coverage in history performances, and investments of paint and home during an acute crisis, comedy routines for events and fencing investments repaid by counseling, respite care, charities. Actors, stunts, low-income households. Also accepts recycled build- emotional and spiritual support, costumes and scripts are Low Income Energy provided. physical therapy consultant, ing materials for resale at its Assistance Program warehouse at 55 Galena St. in dietary consultation, Human Resources Council Uptown Butte, by appointment bereavement counseling and District XII consultant services of medical with site coordinator Roxy, at 700 Casey St. director. 565-9382. Butte, MT 59701 Office hours are from 9 a.m. Needs: Habitat is seeking Telephone: 496-4975, to 2 p.m., Tuesday and Kiwanis Club of Butte (800) sponsorships from area 382-1325 businesses, churches and civic Thursday. Messages left on the P. O.Box 672 Description of services: groups to help provide homes answering machine are checked Butte, MT 59703 Provides financial help to lowdaily. for many families impacted by Contact: Sharlet Best income eligible households with Needs: memorials and disability and illness, with a Telephone: 494-3362 primary sources of fuel such as Description of services: number of children affected. donations are welcome. natural gas, electricity, fuel oil,

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Americans expecting happier holidays BY SANDRA M. JONES

of The Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO (MCT) — It looks like Scrooge will have time on his hands this Christmas. At least, that is the word from Consumer Reports, which reports that the holidays are getting happier. Indeed, 40 percent of adults say they expect the coming holiday season to be “happier” than last year’s, according to the Consumer Reports National Research Center, a unit of Consumers Union, a watchdog organization. In 2009, 33 percent of adults thought their holidays would be happier than the year before. In 2008, with the nation deep in recession, the figure was 28 percent. This year, young adults, age 18 to 34, ranked as the merriest of the bunch, with 58 percent saying they expect to be happier this holiday season. Households with children younger than 12 also scored high. The findings suggest that consumers are putting material goods in perspective after the excesses of the mid-2000s. Shoppers are cutting back on gifts for themselves, a habit that was widespread in the years leading up to the recession. And they plan to give more to charity, the survey found. “It’s a move away from self-indulgence and toward giving more to others,” said Tod Marks, senior editor at Consumer Reports. “Tough times have had a tremendous impact on Americans. We’ve taken a pounding, and we are bouncing back.” That doesn’t mean Americans aren’t buying presents. Gift cards, in particular, are getting more popular, with 62 percent of consumers saying they intend to give them this year.

propane, wood and coal. To apply a household must present a recent fuel bill and written verification on gross income of members 16 and up for the last 12 months. Tenants whose utilities are included in their rent may apply for reimbursement. Rent receipts are required. Payments go directly to the energy supplier. Services are available for eligible households in ButteSilver Bow, Anaconda-Deer Lodge, Powell, Granite, Madison and Beaverhead counties from Oct. 1 through April 30 each year.

LVA Butte Literacy Program P.O. Box 244 1050 S. Montana, Room 2 Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 723-7905 Contact Person: Vickie Mihelich Description of services: Provides one-to-one tutoring and small group tutoring for individuals seeking to increase their literacy skills. This includes basic reading, math, GED, and English for speakers of other languages as well as Even Start family literacy. Needs: Volunteers and donations.


Mining City Christmas Program Human Resources Council District XII 700 Casey St. (south entrance) P. O. Box 3486 See MINING CITY, Page G6


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Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 496-4975 Months of operation: November, December Description of services: Mining City Christmas was established to provide the extra food, toys and gifts to make a happy Christmas for those in need who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Needs: Toys, food and cash donations. Businesses and families are invited to adopt families.

provides no-cost housing and credit management counseling with families qualifying for direct federal mortgages and Habitat no-interest mortgages. It also provides technical and development support to Habitat for Humanity affiliates in southwest Montana, Butte and around the nation. The organization is also sponsoring the Imagine Butte collaborative effort to develop housing programs based on community neighborhood revitalization plans and action programs, including the Phoenix Building project, which this year seeks to include urban agriculture and self-help condos for seniors as a program focus. Needs: Tax deductible donations for owner-occupied housing development for people in need and the upcoming efforts of Imagine Butte.

New Hope Montana Pregnancy Clinic Developmental Center 320 S. Idaho St. P. O. Box 87 or 310 S. 4th Ave. Boulder, MT 59632 Phone: 225-4482 Contact: Deb Bishop E-mail: Description of services: Montana Developmental Center is the state center for our developmentally disabled adult citizens who require intensive services. Our residents look forward to Christmas with great anticipation. The center relies on donated funds and items to meet the multitude of needs and desires. Monetary donations are used to shop for individual needs to purchase gifts at Christmas and then for emergency needs throughout the year. If you would rather do the shopping, desired items include: clothing in adult sizes; hygiene supplies; recreation, leisure and fitness supplies; art and craft supplies; gaming equipment; CDs and DVDs; comfort and relaxation items; as well as edible treats. Nearly new or gently used items go to the general store where our residents shop free of charge year-round. Unwrapped items need to arrive by Dec. 21. Please include your name and address so we can acknowledge the donation for tax purposes. Please call Deb Bishop for more information. Thank you for thinking of us at this busy time of year.


National Affordable Housing Network P. O. Box 3706 66 W. Park St., Suite 214 Butte, MT 59702 Telephone: 782-8145, 782-5168 fax Website: and Description of services: Develop entry level owneroccupied homes in the areas needing investment, including high school areas of Central Butte, Boulder, Dillon and Whitehall through self-help housing, and promote neighborhood revitalization action programs in Butte and Southwest Montana through the Imagine Butte collaborative. Purpose: The organization is dedicated to assisting lowincome and moderate-income households for long-term housing affordability through dramatic reductions in energy use, and passive solar energy for space heat. Since 2004, the Mutual Self-Help Program has expanded on the services offered by Habitat to a broader group of families and income levels. Families earning up to 80 percent of area median qualify for this program, where families work together as a team to build their homes, with none moving in until all are completed. The organization

Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 723-7144

Description of services: All services are free and confidential. Services are offered to any teen, young woman or young man in an unplanned pregnancy. Information is available for concerned parents and all members of the community. Included are free pregnancy tests, limited ultra-sound, medical social and financial referrals, facts on fetal development and abortion, assistance in discovering choices, adoption information and referrals, maternity clothing, baby layettes, information on sexually transmitted diseases, information on chastity and marriage, personal counseling friendship, encouragement. “Bridges” a caring support group helps during an unplanned pregnancy with clothing, cribs and other baby needs, educational programs and emotional support. Needs: Cribs and other baby equipment in good repair, clean baby clothes 0-24 months, maternity clothes and financial contributions.


Telephone: 846-2242 Contact: Sheri Wilson Description of services: Help is offered with life skills, basic reading, writing, math, general equivalency diploma preparation (GED), English as a second language and basic computer instruction. Needs: Monetary donations and volunteers.

Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation 1106 Main St. Deer Lodge, MT 59722 Telephone: 846-3111 Contact: Julia Brewer, director Purpose: To provide a tourism economy to the community through the preservation and adaptive re-use of the Old Montana Prison Complex. Museums include the Old Prison, auto museum, Powell County Museum, Doll and Toy Museum, Western Memorabilia Museum and Saloon/Whiskey Bottle Museum. The principal source of funding is through gate receipts and fundraisers such as the classic car raffle. Needs: Donations of artifacts, money and volunteers.

Project Care 709 E. Third St. Anaconda, MT 59711 Telephone: 563-3068 or 563-8406 Contact: Sr. Eileen Johnson Description of services: The program helps the needy with food on Mondays, Thursdays and in emergencies. It provides Christmas baskets. Needs: Donations of money and food.

R Rialto Community Theatre Inc.

Box 874 Deer Lodge, MT 59722 Telephone: 846-3413 Contact: Steve Owens Description of services: Paul Clark HomeThe theater McDonald’s Family was the Place cultural center of 207 S. Excelsior St. Powell Butte, MT 59701 County, Telephone: 782-0353 used for Contact: Betty Ostoj plays, concerts, movies and Description of services: many other events. It was The home severely damaged by fire in provides November 2006 and the board lodging for is working to raise $3.5 million patients and needed to restore it. families of Needs: Restoration funds, all ages who are receiving treatvolunteer labor. ment in local medical facilities such as St. James Healthcare, Acadia, Montana Chemical Dependency Center, outpatient clinics, nursing homes and hospices. Needs: Volunteers and donations.


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Powell County Community Foundation P. O. Box 834 Deer Lodge, MT 59722 Contact: Steve Owens Telephone: 846-3413 Description of services: The foundation is building an endowment to help other nonprofit organizations in the county. It provides grants for educational, cultural and recreational and economic development projects. Needs: Cash, estates and gifts.

Powell County Literacy Program 501 Missouri Ave. Deer Lodge, MT 59722


P. O. Box 594 Butte, MT 59703 Phone: 782-8511 Contact: Stacey Corbitt Description of services: domestic violence and sexual assault services, shelter, emergency food, clothing and transportation, advocates to go on-scene, weekly support groups, community education and 911 emergency cell phones. Includes Suited for Success clothing program. Needs: Volunteers, funds (incl. memorials and living tributes), clothing donations. Accepting donations at: 27 W. Park; 2100 Harrison Ave.; and Butte Glacier Banks.

The Salvation Army P. O. Box 811 1229 Harrison Ave. Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 782-2955 Description of services: Workers help the less fortunate yearround and have several Christmas programs. Needs: Volunteers, money donations, food and other material.

Southwest Detachment Marine Corps League Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 494-3591, 560-3591 Contact: Mike Lawson Description of services: The Christmas Toys for Tots program provides toys for needy children. Donations of new, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at any of the many Toys for Tots barrels around town, including the Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse. For details, call Chuck Richards at Richards and Rochelle Men’s Clothing Store, 782-1761. Needs: New unwrapped toys; receptacles will be placed throughout the community.

St. James Community Share 400 S. Clark St. Butte, MT 59701 Phone: 782-5670 Contact: Elaine Schnell Purpose: Community Share was established in 1996 to create an avenue for St. James employees to give to nonprofit agencies in the community. Employees’ and volunteers’ donations comprise the largest source of Community Share’s funding. Funding is also available for hospital employees facing health concerns or emergencies in their lives. Private donations are welcome.

St. James Healthcare Foundation P. O. Box 3300 425 Porphyry St. Butte, MT 59701 Phone: 782-5670 Contact: Elaine Schnell or Steve Huntington E-mail: Description of service: The foundation’s mission is to benefit the healing ministry of St. James Healthcare through a number of programs that help residents of Southwest Montana in meeting their health care needs. Contributions help funding patient needs, such as travel expense if they must travel outside the area for treatment; educational programs, and technology. Needs: Donations, memorials and honoraria are welcomed.

Suited for Success Program 66 W. Park St., Suite 202 Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 782-8579 Description of services: Provide work-appropriate clothing for men and women free of charge. Needs: Financial contributions, clean professional workappropriate clothing, shoes, makeup, jewelry, office supplies and racks.

Sunrise Kiwanis of Butte Box 3573 Butte, MT 59701 Contacts: Cheryl Peterslie, 494-3724. Description of services: Youth activities include sponsoring a youth service organization named the Builders Club at East Middle School and sponsoring the BUG — “Bring Up Grades” — at the elementary schools. The club also provides Shots-for-Tots refrigerator magnets to remind of vaccinations and trauma dolls for children having surgery. Grants are provided to many nonprofit organizations; fire alarms are given to parents of newborn children. Sunrise Kiwanis meets every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant. Needs: Donations and members.


United Blood Services 3745 Harrison Ave. Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 723-3264 Description of services: Collection of blood donations Needs: Blood donors and blood drives from businesses.

United Way of Butte and Anaconda 1880 Harrison Ave. Butte, MT 59702-4447 Telephone: 782-1255 Contact: Kathlene McNamee Description of services: United Way’s annual fundraising campaign provides funding for programs Silver Bow and Anaconda-Deer Lodge counties. United Way depends on volunteers to make up the allocation teams. Other community volunteers serve on the board of directors, support campaign and Days of Caring efforts. Contributions can be sent to the above address. When you support United Way through your contributions or your time, you support a wide range of services from youth to elderly, from those with mental and physical disabilities, to those who are hungry, ill or abused. Needs: Volunteers and contributions.

University of Montana Western Foundation 710 S. Atlantic St. Dillon, MT 59725 Telephone: 683-7305 Description of services: The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1978 to promote and support the university and its institutional goals; involve alumni and friends in the life and future of the university; serve as a liaison with the public; and establish programs to serve students and alumni. Annual gifts help provide scholarship support to deserving students and assist in various academic programs and campus activities.

Victim Assistance Program 155 W. Granite St. Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 497-6243 Contact: Mary Pahut, director Services: Provides victims and witnesses of crimes with a support system as the case moves through the city-county See VICTIM, Page G7



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Continued from Page G6 legal and court systems, acts as a liaison between the victims and witnesses and the county attorney’s office, explains the court process, refers victims to appropriate community services, assists victims with crime victim compensation forms and obtaining re-straining orders, and is present throughout the court proceedings if desired.


Washoe Park Foundation 118 E. Seventh St. Anaconda, MT 59711 Telephone: 563-5538 Contacts: Lydia Janosko Description of services: The foundation is a nonprofit organization created to protect and enhance the resources of Washoe Park so it may be enjoyed now and in the future. Needs: Gifts of any amount are appreciated.

Weatherization Assistance Program Human Resources Council XII 700 Casey St. Butte, MT 59701 Telephone: 496-4914, (800) 382-1325 Contact: Tim or Mike Description of services: provides energy audits to find the problem areas in homes, insulation installation in attics, walls, floor and basement perimeters. The program also provides furnace tune-ups and repairs to make heating systems more efficient. Needs: Cash donations are appreciated for senior home repair.

Western Montana Mental HealthAnaconda Holiday Happiness 307 E. Park Ave. Suite 211, Anaconda, MT 59711 Phone: 563-3413 Anaconda’s Adult Community Support Program is accepting donations for the 2010 Holiday Season. All donations will be used for consumer related holiday gifts or activities. Holiday activities are planned annually to help consumer members through what is often a difficult time of year. Gifts and merchandise will be provided to program recipients as holiday gifts. Financial funds are used for holiday activities with any remaining funds used throughout the year for other social and educational activities. All contributions are tax deductible. Western Montana Mental Health Center is a private, nonprofit corporation. Please call the above number if you would like to contribute.

Western Montana Mental Health Center — Silver House 106 W. Broadway, Butte Contact: Laura Sargent or Kathy Sheehan Telephone: 723-4033 Description of services: A private nonprofit organization for adults and children suffering from mental illness Needs: Community assistance is asked for donations for children ages 5 to 17 and adult clients. Donations may include Walkmans, gloves, hats, personal grooming items, clothing, candy, coffee, radios, alarm clocks or any items you wish to share. Donations may be left at Silver House, 106 W. Broadway, or request pickup by calling Laura Sargent or Kathy Sheehan at 723-4033. Tax donation slips are available. Donations must be received by Dec. 20. Specify that the gifts are for Silver House/WMMHC clients. Silver House is also a drop-off location for Montana State Hospital’s “Gift With a Lift” program, which provides Christmas presents to patients at Montana State Hospital, Warm Springs. Unwrapped gifts such as radios, Walkmans with batteries, personal care items, gloves, hats, clothing, slippers, candy, and anything else you would like to share are welcomed as is wrapping paper so the hospital staff can wrap the gifts.

William K. Kohrs Memorial Library 501 Missouri Ave. Deer Lodge, MT 59722 Phone: 846-2622 or (888) 872-2622. Contact: Sheila Thompson, board chair, 846-1855. The library provides a full range of library programs, including public access computers, books, movies, interlibrary loans, and adult ed classes. Donations and memorials are needed to maintain the high level of service.

World Museum of Mining P. O. Box 33 Butte, MT 59703 Telephone: 723-7211 Contact: Traci O’Neill Description of services: Preservation of the cultural, social, ethnic and mining heritage of the area. Needs: Money to continue maintenance of buildings, the cataloging of artifacts, and preservation of pictures; volunteers, and guides for tours. Volunteers are always welcome. The website is


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and rattled and nearly split at the seams. And then the holidays weren’t standard anymore. Grandma and Grandpa moved to town. My uncle in the Air Force and his family BY LORI BORGMAN moved overseas, another uncle and McClatchy-Tribune News Service his family moved west, our family or much of my childhood, our moved south and the holidays changed. holidays were standard. We Large family gatherings were no drove out in the country to my grandparents’ farm where cars lined longer standard. Like other families, the gravel lane to the big farmhouse ours was dispersed by job changes, state lines and suburban subdiviwith the wraparound porch. We sions. traipsed inside, threw our coats on And now the next generation has the bed and joined 20 other cousins. raised families, and they, too, have There were kids everywhere, dispersed. Getting together requires around the table, under the table, considerable effort. Car travel. Air babies on top of the table. There travel. Over the river and through were kids hiding behind chairs, the wood is long gone. Getting to behind the sofas and shy ones Grandma’s can be a drag. Getting wrapped in the living room drapes. kids to unplug from all the electronWhen it was time to eat, we ics can be a drag. Singing in the car? formed a line, loaded our heavyUnlikely, but possible. And in case duty Chinet paper plates and ate you are so inclined, I offer an until our faces grew so fat that our updated version of a holiday classic round cheeks squished our tiny eyes. to reflect the changing times. We drew pictures in the condensation on the windows, tried to pet the “Over the ribbons of interstate nervous Chihuahua hiding in “To grandfather’s house we drive Grandma’s closet and grew louder “GPS knows the way and louder until we created such “To shorten the day mayhem that an adult would yell “And get us there by five! Hey! that all the kids should “GET “The youngins are watching a DVD OUTSIDE!” “Bro’s glued to his new iPad Once outside we charged the “No civil word chickens, played hide-and-seek in “For miles is heard the woods, chased the cats in the “And boy is Momma mad! Oh! hayloft, and spooked the milk cows. “There’s Grandma and Grandpa on We created more mayhem until an the porch adult would yell that it was dark and “Uncle John inside the door “Games on the stairs all the kids should “GET INSIDE!” “Straight-back chairs Once inside, we loaded our plates “Looks like a great big bore! Oh! again. Aunts and uncles jabbered “Grandma is taking away my cell and drank strong black coffee, “She says to get with the plan babies bawled, a card game started, “Log face time everyone talked and laughed and “It’s not a crime hollered until that big house shook


Turkey travel A projected 42.2 million Americans will travel 50 mi. (80 km) or more during Thanksgiving, an 11.4 percent increase from last year.

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“Thanksgiving won’t be so bland. Hey! “Tables are creaking with platters of food “Turkey and sides galore “We’re eating like hounds “Acting like clowns “So why don’t we do this more? Hey!” Lori Borgman is a columnist, author and speaker. Contact her at Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

Holiday entertaining

Tapas: From pantry to party BY JOE BONWICH

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Throwing a tapas party can be much easier than you might expect. The core ingredients for a Spanish small-plates theme may already be in your pantry or fridge: olives, almonds, tuna, olive oil, anchovies and bread. Don’t cringe about the anchovies, by the way. If you’re using the classic flat-can version, you can greatly reduce the brininess by soaking them and patting them dry. Even better, seek out the refrigerated-pack white anchovies now available at better seafood counters. You can also up the authenticity quotient of your tapas by finding Spanish imports such as jarred tuna, Marcona almonds and Manzanilla olives. If you’re browsing the olive bar at your supermarket, Peppadew peppers — while not Spanish — are perfect for recipes such as Peppers Stuffed With Tuna. A little plate of almonds and marinated olives is a tapas staple. If your almonds aren’t already prepared, fry them in a little olive oil and sprinkle them with salt. Serve the peppers and the almond-olive plate with some quick-toprepare toasts and you’ve got a tapas party that takes less than an hour to put together. For another instant choice, cube Manchego cheese and the quince paste called membrillo and put one cube of each on a toothpick. And if you’re serving wine, offer choices such as Albariño, Monastrell or a sparkling Cava. PEPPERS STUFFED WITH TUNA

Yield: 4 to 6 tapas servings

1 (5-ounce) can tuna in water, drained (see note) ¼ medium onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

PEPPERS STUFFED with tuna, marinated olives and almonds, pictured above, are easy nibbles to serve at a tapas party. AT LEFT: Anchovy blue cheese toasts are simple, sophisticated tapas. JOHN L. WHITE / ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

12 Peppadew or similar cored peppers for stuffing Smoked paprika, optional 1. Mix tuna, onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice and pepper in a small bowl. 2. Scoop tuna into each pepper, dividing evenly. Sprinkle with smoked paprika, if desired. Per serving (based on 6): 80 calories; 2g fat; no saturated fat; 10mg cholesterol; 8g protein; 9g carbohydrate; 5g sugar; 1.5g fiber; 100mg sodium; 15mg calcium.

Note: For a more elegant approach, use jarred Spanish or other imported tuna packed in olive oil.

ANCHOVY AND BLUE CHEESE TOASTS Yield: 4 tapas servings

4 anchovy filets, drained of oil 3½ ounces good-quality blue cheese, at room temperature 4 thin slices French bread, toasted 2 sprigs mint, cut into

ribbons Extra-virgin olive oil 1. If using canned anchovies, soak briefly in cold water. Pat dry with paper towels. 2. Mash cheese to a paste with a fork. Dividing evenly, spread over bread. 3. Top each toast with an anchovy, sprinkle with mint and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Per serving: 200 calories; 9g fat; 5g saturated fat; 20mg cholesterol; 10g protein; 19g carbohydrate; 1g sugar; 1g fiber; 700mg sodium; 150mg calcium. — Adapted from “Seasonal Spanish Food,” by José Pizarro (Kyle Books, 2010)

BREAD WITH TOMATOES AND GARLIC Yield: 4 tapas servings

1 clove garlic 8 thin slices French bread, toasted 1 whole canned plum tomato (see note) About 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil

Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1. Cut clove of garlic in half. Rub garlic, cut side down, 4 to 6 times on one surface of each slice of bread. 2. Cut tomato in half lengthwise and rub it into the bread over the garlic. The juice should penetrate the surface of the bread, and pieces of tomato should remain on the surface. 3. Sprinkle each slice with olive oil; season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve almost immediately, so that the bread doesn’t get soggy. Per serving: 225 calories; 5g fat; 1g saturated fat; no cholesterol; 8g protein; 37g carbohydrate; 2g sugar; 2g fiber; 450mg sodium; 35mg calcium. Note: If good fresh tomatoes are available, use one instead. Cut it in half, rub it on the bread, then discard the skin and any flesh that is still clinging to the skin.

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