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History In Chapter 33 of the ‘Rim Country Places’ series, Stan Brown writes about the Risser Ranch Ruins — named for Payson’s first physician, Dr. Christian Risser III.

Lighting Night up the

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Travel Ken Brooks gives us the travel forecast for 2014. PAGE 3

Recipes Keep New Year celebrations simple for all to enjoy. PAGE 4

Holidays Holiday traditions brighten fading memories. PAGE 6

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Visit lighting displays to celebrate holidays During the holidays, bundle into your vehicle and take a tour around the communities throughout the Rim Country and see all the wonderful holiday light displays. You can find them in Christopher Creek, Tonto Village, Star Valley, Strawberry, Pine and Payson. The following are the winners and entrants in the annual Christmas Lighting Contest: • Ted Spinney, 1007 W. Chatham Dr. (Lakeshore Rd-Trailwood) - 1st Place • Richard Kubiak, 8720 Tonto Rim, Strawberry (Rimwood) - 2nd Place • Don Linsley, 908 E. Wade Circle (Mud Springs) - 3rd Place • George and Jerilyn Barrus, 8123 Cherry Ann Lane, Mesa del Caballo • Jeremy Hammer and Sandra Hayes, 720 W. Summit St. (McLane) • Ernst Kabelka, 403 S. Brassie Dr. (Bonita/Mesa) • Sheila Riggs, 1301 W. Stirrup Way (Western) • Carol Shear and Jack Pigg, 212 E. Cedar Lane (Circle K-S) • Roger Freeman, 600 E. Elk Ridge (Phoenix) • Newmanns, 1607 N. Maverick Cir. (Roundup) • Tom and Vivian Newcombe, 506 E. Continental (Manzanita) • Rhodes Family, 1606 W. Gina Pt. (Chennault) • Diane Campbell, 324 W. Roundup Rd. • JoAnne Smith, 813 W. Country Lane (Sherwood) • Ray and Linda Wiebe, 608 E. Park Dr. (Manzanita) • Glona McClurkan, 7403 N. Toya Vista (Caballero), Mesa del Caballo • Donna Kline, 610 N. Vista Rd. (Palmer/ Airport) • Barbara Ives and Glenn DeKeno, 701 N. Foxhill Rd. (Boulder Ridge) • Anthony Palomo, 208 E. Juniper St. (Ponderosa) • Julie Ohlinger, 510 N. Oak Ridge Rd. (Sherwood) • Laurie, 2014 N. Saddle Blanket (too late to judge) The 2013 Lighting Contest sponsors were: Home Depot, which did all the judging; Rim Country Guns, which provide the prize money; and the Senior Center, which provided its bus for the judging.

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Lights galore at the Spinney residence, 1007 W. Chatham Dr., Payson, and many more light up the Rim Country night skies during the holidays.

H O L I D AY P R O G R A M S A N D S E R V I C E S CALVARY CHAPEL PAYSON

Calvary Chapel Payson, 1103 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson, will have no service Christmas Day. Its New Year’s Eve Service is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31. No service is planned for New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. HOLY NATIVITY CATHOLIC CHURCH

The Church of the Holy Nativity, Payson’s newest Roman Catholic parish under the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter will have the historical and traditional Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25. The church is located at 1414 N. Easy St. (corner of North Easy Street and Bradley Dr.), Payson. ROCK OF AGES

Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 204 West Airport Road, Payson, will have its Christmas Day Service is at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25. For more information, please call Pastor David Sweet at (928) 970-7606. SHEPHERD OF THE PINES

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson, will celebrate Christmas Day with a service is at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25. Holy Communion will be served. The theme will be “Jesus is the Key of David”. The New Year’s Eve Service is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31. Holy Communion will be served. The theme

will be “The Eternal Dateline”. For more information, call Pastor Steve DeSanto, (928) 474-5440 or go online to www.shepherdofthepineslutheran.com

Kids’ movies Rim Country youngsters are invited to spend some time at area libraries during their holiday break from school Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library plans to show The Smurfs 2 for Holiday Movie Madness at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 26. Youngsters should bring a pillow to be comfortable on the library floor and refreshments will be served. To learn more, call (928) 476-3678. To entertain the youngsters, the Payson Public Library will offer a special Monday Midday Movie from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30. The movie will be Happy Feet 2 The Payson Library is at 328 N. McLane Road. For more details, call (928) 474-9260. Christmas diaper drive During the month of December Preferred Women’s Care will be collecting all sizes of diapers and pull-ups for families in need. All diapers collected will be dis-

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COVER Holiday traditions keep memories alive. Touring town to see all the Christmas lights is one tradition many share.

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tributed between new Beginnings Pregnancy Center and the Time Out Shelter in Payson. Please drop off donations at the Preferred Women’s Care office during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 120 E. Main St., Suite A, Payson. Call (928) 474-9744 for more information.

Socks and gloves collection Polish Plus, 107 W. Wade, Suite 1, Payson is collecting socks and gloves for all ages. All socks and gloves are given to the Time Out Shelter and the local veterans. Snuggle with a Book To close out 2013 and welcome 2014, the Payson Public Library will have a Children’s Winter Reading Program, Snuggle with a Book, from Monday, Dec. 30 through Tuesday, Jan. 14. Participants who read a total of six books during the period of the program will receive prizes and a certificate. Stop by the library in Rumsey Park for more information.

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TRAVEL TALK | KEN BROOKS

2014 TRAVEL FORECAST

Overall, the forecast for next year is quite good. Travel agents report that people are booking ahead more now than they did a couple years ago. More travelers are expecting to visit Europe next year and plan to spend as much next year as they did this. The hot markets will be Western Europe, the Mediterranean, as well as Asia and the Pacific areas. More people will get on the highways and travel to see and enjoy good old U.S.A. and Canada. More people will visit Cuba in 2014 as more tour operators offer approved programs to visit on a people to peoKEN BROOKS ple basis. Personally, I don’t get any enjoyment in seeing a downtrodden population as you will find in Cuba, but there are many who can overlook the situation and enjoy meeting the people. More and more travelers will be looking for and booking exotic destinations such as Africa, the jungles of South America, the Arctic and Antarctica as well as very outback locales that now one can tour to explore. Cruise companies are becoming more innovative in their offerings as several new ships come on the market. Some will provide more facilities for young people, while other ships will strive to offer more and more on-board activities such as cooking classes, more swimming pools and additional entertainment. More restaurants will be available in some ships next year with various themes and menus. One new ship that just began cruising from the port of Miami is MSC’s Divina. It holds 3,600 passengers, has 10 restaurants, three swimming pools, a spa to end all spas, lavish entertainment plus, a separate area for 100 passengers in their Yacht Club, which is all deluxe class with separate pool, spa, lounges and butler service for every cabin. It is almost like the old ships that provided two classes of service and accommodation. There are other ships now in service that also have a separate all-suite portion of the ship with extra amenities. It surprises me that more and more people are booking suites on cruise ships since the standard cabins are now very deluxe with generous size balconies. The fact is that there will be a record number of new ships cruising the waters in 2014. In all, travel bookings are rebounding from the slump, which began in 2008. Times are better for some, the stock market is up and there is more optimism now than before. We mentioned so-called exotic travel destinations and some travel agents point out that they believe travel will greatly pick up in Iceland, Slovakia, Montenegro, Latvia and Croatia. I understand that Croatia is the Mediterranean’s fastest-growing destination. Most of this area was once bundled together as Yugoslavia. It has been my pleasure to visit this area a few years ago

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This week between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays start making your travel plans for the coming year. Go online to the Web sites of different tour companies and cruise lines to investigate the different trips they offer.

and believe me it is truly beautiful with interesting old towns and cities and ruins thousands of years old. I always enjoy walking the old cobblestone streets such as found in the small town of Kotor. Scotland will be experiencing robust tourism next year with Homecoming In Scotland. The country will be showing is best face for all to experience and enjoy. Australia and New Zealand will continue to offer wonderful and unique scenery and rare wildlife and other natural wonders. And, the plus for these two countries is they are also English speaking. Southeast Asia continues to pick up tourists. It is filled with rich history and exotic destinations. One is Angkor Wat in Cambodia. I rank the ruins there to be second only to those found in Egypt. The Panama Canal continues to build new and larger locks for mega ships to pass through and the construction will probably be over with the end of next year. Panama City looks like Miami now. It’s hard to believe. River Cruising is fast growing and com-

panies will continue to place more new river boats in the water next year. The largest of these is Viking River Cruises with first class boats all over the rivers in Europe. Viking is also getting into the ocean cruising business soon with a spectacular new vessel. Speaking of river cruising, don’t forget there are two marvelous paddle-wheel boats now plying the Mississippi river as well as the Ohio River in the summer months. These boats are deluxe with American crews and officers. You’ll be paying more for an American crew, but the product is all very first-class with fine Midwest and Southern entertainment every evening. The dining rooms will be serving Southern recipes. All shore excursions are included in your fare as is tipping. My favorite Mississippi River itinerary begins in New Orleans and cruises north in the Old South. The two boats are: The Queen of the Mississippi, which carries 150 passengers and the 436-passenger American Queen. In the Pacific Northwest, the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon is also ex-

periencing a resurgence of interest. UnCruise Adventures will operate new Heritage Adventures on its 88-passenger S.S. Legacy and the American Queen Steamboat Company will introduce the refurbished 223-passenger American Empress to the Columbia River next year. Airlines continue to raise fares to many destinations. U.S. Airways and American Airlines have merged, but what this means to travelers remains to be seen. And you will be able to use more of your electronics while flying in 2014. We will learn more soon. Resorts will continue to do well. Many are modernizing and will offer more luxuries for your money. Hawaii and Mexico are on-tap for a big year and also with new amenities. City destinations will do well. New Orleans, Orlando, Anaheim, New York City, San Francisco and others will attract tourists with the various flavors each have. Its always fun to plan a vacation far ahead of departure, giving you time to decide on the details and to discuss them with others who may offer additional ideas.


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AT THE MOVIES

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

Not the best in the franchise, but worth seeing Millions of viewers have chosen to immerse Too much of the screen time in Hobbit 2 is themselves in the second of the Hobbit trilogy taken up by long shots of the — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Dwarf/Hobbit/Human band of adventurers The two-hour-41-minute long excursion into making their way carefully along cliff faces or middle earth outsold the next 20 films at the striding picturesquely along rugged ridges. Too box office, combined. The Hobbit: An Un-exlittle time is spent with the travelers, talking pected Journey took in over $1 billion in worldand quipping as they make their way. wide receipts. Hobbit 2 will likely come near to I also found the fighting episodes repetitious that mark. It rather renders movie reviews Andy McKinney rather than exciting. We do come away with pointless. Everyone will see this film. the firm appreciation of the speed and ruthless Reviewer Peter Jackson directed this edition of his ferocity of Elves in battle. We can learn that now patented movie property. He also wrote it lesson in two minutes as well as 12 minutes along with Guillermo del Toro (Hobbit 1, Pan’s and after the first couple of dozen slain Orcs, more is not Labyrinth). better. The fabulous attention to detail and the cute side talk Some of our old friends return. Ian McKellen returns of the characters made the Lord of the Rings trilogy for as Gandalf the Grey. Orlando Bloom comes back in his me. Who can forget the worried Hobbits speculating role as the Elf archer Legolas. Martin Freeman once about “elevenzies” (a meal known only to hungry hob- again plays the central character, the reluctant Hobbit bits)? We have only a touch, enough to make us miss the hero Bilbo Baggins. rest, in this edition. Newcomer (at least to this movie franchise) Evange-

line Lilly, one of the stars of the departed television series Lost, studied swordsmanship to prepare her for the non-Tolkin addition to the cast of players, the Elf warrior lass Tauriel. The beautiful Lilly shows her sword training well in slaying oodles of Orcs. She also delivers what may be the only timeless line in the film: “When did we allow evil to become stronger than us?” Watch for Peter Jackson eating a carrot in the bar scene at the beginning of the film. Smaug the dragon is great. The Orcs get scarier in each film. Risking futility, I assess this edition of the Tolkin film library at a competent but less than magical three saw blades. Peter Jackson cannot make a poor film but some of his work reaches the very highest levels. Not this one. Estimates of the budget hover around $200 million. Hobbit hungry fans will return the investment many times over. I watched it gladly and so will you.

IN THE KITCHEN

Keep New Year celebrations simple for all to enjoy or cutting board. Accessorize by adding fruits, nuts, olives, grapes and honey for dipping. Be sure to offer textural contrasts with dippers, such as whole grain crackers, crusted breads, breadsticks and crostini. • Cheers to your success: Pair a great wine or beer with your choice of meat and cheese. For example, a Cabernet Sauvignon goes great with a dry salami, while dark beers pair perfectly with aged Gouda.

Ready to start planning your New Year’s celebration? This year, delight your guests with an array of easy and tasty dips. Spicy Spinach & Artichoke Dip is always a crowd pleaser, combining three cheeses with vegetables and Tabasco Original Red Sauce for added flavor. Requiring minimal prep time, this recipe is a perfect appetizer for any party.

So, get your party started right with a delicious assortment of appetizers and just relax. As long as the drinks and delicious foods are flowing, the good times will as well.

SPICY SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP Makes: 4 cups; preparation time: 10 minutes; cooking time: 10 minutes 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup) 2, 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained 1, 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1, 8-ounce package cream cheese 1, 8-ounce carton sour cream 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided 2 tablespoons Tabasco Original Red Sauce Salt, to taste Toasted pita bread wedges 1 cup medium tomato, chopped, for garnish Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in large saucepan or skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in spinach, artichokes, cream cheese, sour cream, 3/4 (three quarters) cup Monterey Jack cheese, 3/4 (three quarters) cup Parmesan cheese, Tabasco Original Red Sauce and salt. Stir until well blended and heated through. Pour mixture into 1-1/2-quart casserole dish and top with remaining 1/4 cup Monterey Jack and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake in oven until cheese starts to brown, about 10 minutes. Garnish with tomatoes and serve with pita bread. Source: Tabasco

Recipes for easy entertaining are always top of mind, especially this time of year. Ideally, they should be something special, maybe a bit out of the ordinary, not too time consuming and, of course, great tasting. Plan to use flavorful appetizers every guest will enjoy at your New Year’s gathering Whether you’re a seasoned holiday host or a firsttimer, throwing a holiday party can be a bit overwhelming. But with the proper tools, such as a great sampling of easy-to-make appetizers and delicious beverage pairings, you and your guests will get in the festive mood in no time. SIMPLE STARTERS

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lections that require little to no clean-up. Finger foods, like this recipe for Sweet Slice® Ham Sliders, require just a few savory, mouth-watering ingredients and minimal time in the kitchen. Or, take some inspiration from the menus of Italian restaurants and wine bars and create an old world-inspired charcuterie board composed of Boar’s Head Brand® artisan meats and cheeses. Here are a few tips to create your own: • Delight and prime guests’ palates: Use one to two ounces of cheese and three slices of meat per person. This will give your guests a mix of salty and savory items to delight their palates but not overwhelm them before the main course. • Arm independent snackers: Don’t fully pre-cut your cheese choices. To give guests the most interaction with the delicacies, slice a few pieces and then pair a knife with each selection. • Choose the cheese: The cheese selection should also be diverse and include a minimum of a fresh, semi-soft, firm and hard cheese. Try Boar’s Head Asiago Vecchio Cheese, Picante Sharp Provolone Cheese and Aged Gouda. For more tasty ideas, visit www.boarshead.com. • Match your meat: You'll want to display a variety of charcuterie including cured, smoked and preserved meats. Boar’s Head Bianco D’Oro® Italian Dry Salame, Italian Dry Sausage and Prosciutto Di Parma® are robust and delicious. • Add the finishing touches: Recreate the artisan culinary experience by placing meats and cheeses on a wood platter

Serves: 8; cooking time: 10 minutes 8 appetizer size rolls 1/2 cup apple butter 4 slices Sweet Slice Boneless Smoked Ham, sliced thick 4 slices Whole Milk Low Moisture Mozzarella Cheese, sliced thick Slice rolls and spread with apple butter. Cut ham and cheese slices in half to fit on roll. Add one slice each of ham and cheese to roll. Arrange on dish and serve. Source: Boar’s Head

Just having a quiet meal for the new year? Set aside some of the Christmas turkey leftovers (freeze for safe preservation) and fix a nice casserole for the meal.

TURKEY CASSEROLE Preparation time: 15 minutes; cooking time: 50 minutes; makes: 6 servings 1 package King's Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls 3 cups diced cooked turkey 8 ounces mild cheddar cheese shredded 4 large eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon Dijon or spicy mustard 3 tablespoons butter, melted 3 cups milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Place bread, turkey and cheese in large bowl and blend gently with large spoon. In another bowl, whisk eggs, add flour, whisk again. Then add mustard, melted butter, milk, salt and pepper. Whisk thoroughly. Pour milk mixture over bread, turkey and cheese. Stir gently to blend (be careful not to over-stir as bread can become too moist and break apart). Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes for bread to absorb liquid. Pour into buttered 2-quart baking dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake 50 minutes until light golden and puffed. Test by inserting knife into center. If knife comes out clean with little liquid, casserole is ready. Source: King's Hawaiian Bakery


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RIM HISTORY RIM HISTORY BACK WHEN | STAN BROWN

RIM COUNTRY PLACES

CHAPTER 33: THE RISSER RANCH RUINS

alize that they were living in the beginning a drought so severe One winter day I stood on Hill- crops would die and wild game crest Drive in Payson observing an would die out. The shortage of embankment where developers food was going to precipitate clan had cut through the hill for a wars over hunting grounds and street. A small red object was supplies. The people would begin protruding from the embankment to fortify their houses, wall up the about half way down from the top. doors and windows, make hard to It was a fetish - a coyote or fox - reach entrances in the roofs from carefully carved from red argillite. where they could observe an [1] The object had a hole in the an- enemy approaching. By 1300 AD imal’s back where a thong had run all of these people had disapthrough to create a necklace. It peared, killed by attackers, felled was obvious that the street had by disease, or immigrated to more been cut through the productive locations. midden, or trash pile, of For centuries the a prehistoric village. The Risser Village stood ancient people often abandoned, except for used their dumping area occasional Apache bands to bury their dead becamping here to hunt cause the ground was and to scavenge the soft. This fetish had unstone tools of earlier resdoubtedly been on a idents. By 1500 AD the necklace buried with a land had regenerated, deceased member of the streams were running STAN BROWN community that lived again and invasion by here. [2] the Apache people had begun. I was standing in the midst of They held these central mountains the Risser Ranch Village, called firmly in their control until the The Risser Ruins. It is a name with next wave of invaders, Euroa Rim Country tradition that dates Americans, took place beginning from 1912 when Dr. Christian in the 1870s. Risser III arrived to serve as the In the 20th century real estate first resident physician in the in the Payson area had become the area. [3] After traveling in a cold big story. The Risser Ruins, as the rain from a house call in Tonto old village had come to be called, Basin Dr. Risser contracted pneu- became prime building lots with monia and died in 1933. During his their panoramic views. First, active life he owned a herd of cat- however, the property owners had tle, a financial venture undoubt- to clear the lots of all the stone edly required because so many of ruins. Laws about disturbing anhis medical services were without cient ruins and burial sites were compensation. He had a grazing not as stringent as they are today. permit for his cattle in this part of As lot after lot was sold and built Payson, and so the family name upon, the ancient houses along became attached to the area. with artifacts and human remains Had we lived here around 1200 were carted off in dumpy trucks. AD we would find ourselves in a One remaining lot was purchased complex of well- crafted stone by the Northern Gila County Hisapartments that ran the length of torical Society and has been saved Hillcrest Drive. This is a peninsula for archaeological exploration and that affords a 360-degree view of an “outdoor museum” that eduthe surrounding mountains and cates visitors about the life and valleys. At least 500 residents times of the ancient residents. The remaining ruin includes would have been busy building, making trips down the hill to their approximately 14 structures, and gardens along nearby stream. members of the Arizona ArchaeoSome would have been retrieving logical Society and its local chapwater from cisterns dug through ter have worked over the years to the topsoil to a large, impervious excavate and stabilize the rooms. layer of clay along which water At least five bodies have been recovered, and one of the more seeped and could accumulate. At night one would see the flick- unique artifacts found is a smelted ering lights of one hundred camp- copper bell brought in trade from fires from other communities and one of the Mexican civilizations – family locations. The Risser Vil- Aztecs, Mayans or Incas. It is an lage was surrounded by other indication of how the Payson area clusters of pueblos: Deer Jaw, was a busy trading center for Goat Camp, and Shoo Fly – names other native groups coming from applied by later archaeologists. all directions. Note to any would be These people in 1200 could not re-

pothunters: the artifacts have all been removed. The site is used for information and education and for future excavations. The story of the people who lived here is made more intriguing by a physical characteristic that no other prehistoric people had in North America. It is a protrusion on the back of their skulls called an occipital bun. The name comes from the location about where a hair bun would be, and they varied from a baseball to softball in size. The nickname “bunhead” has been given them because the protrusion, which may have made room for enhanced vision, looks like a bun, Archaeologist Penny Minturn was the first to identify the uniqueness of these ancient residents and has researched the subject for years. She speculates that either this oddity happened as an independent development or there is some yet undiscovered link between the local bunheads and the same “bun” found in European Neanderthals and Australian aborig-

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ines. There were some other archaic peoples in the southwest from 4000 to 1500 BC who had this same trait, but after 1500 that trait is not found among prehistoric remains. Minturn suggests that the bunheads were a little pocket of people, perhaps ancestors of the very archaic people, and could represent one of the oldest civilizations in North America. She says there were probably 1,000 different sites in the Rim Country literally surrounded by Sinagua to the northwest, the Anasazi to the northeast, the Mogollon to the southeast, the Salado to the south and the Hohokam to the southwest. Risser Village Ruin remains unique, standing at the center of trading networks, and giving 21st century folks a glimpse of life here in the 2nd century. NOTES

[1] Argillite is a sedimentary rock of various qualities, the much lesser of which is simply shale. The relatively soft texture makes it easy to carve. Its orange-red colors made it a good inlay

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Inflated and illuminated decorations have become popular additions to holiday lighting at homes throughout the Rim Country. The top entries in the 2013 Christmas Lighting Contest all featured a mind-boggling array of blow-ups featuring all sorts of Santas, snowmen, penguins, hot air balloons and even the Nativity. To be part of the lighting contest, participants were asked to keep the displays in place until New Year’s Eve, so there is plenty of time to get out and take a tour of all the bright lights and pretty sights.

Holiday traditions brighten fading memories The longer we live the more faded old memories become. Years run together and sometimes the exact year something happened is lost altogether. Yet as we celebrate the holidays with family traditions, some of those fading memories are brightened — at least for a time. Until 1983 we spent the Christmas holiday in Oklahoma. That meant driving straight through from Oregon for a couple of years, from the Navajo Reservation in the late ’60s, and for a few years, here from Payson. We would spend Christmas Eve at Grandma and Grandpa McQuerrey’s and Christmas Day at Grandma and Grandpa Odell’s. Our Grandma McQuerrey loved Christmas and planned for months. She always made it wonderful. We have home movies of Christmases from the late 1950s, but the earliest one I remember is from 1960 — I remember that year because we

got a new sister that Christmas. I don’t remember my sister’s arrival, but I remember the Christmas. My grandparents were having a house built, so they were living in a smaller place that only had room for a tabletop tree. That was the sweetest little tree ever — made of netting with tiny lights and ornaments. I think it was white, or possibly pink. Grandma was nuts about pink — the last home she lived in had a jarring bright pink bathroom. That year she also had a special container for their Christmas cards — that was one of my favorite things to do for years: look at all the cards they received. It was a felt Santa with a mailbag. It is one of the Christmas things I inherited. Grandma McQuerrey was also a great cook and two things she made for Christmas were to die for — her chocolate cake and divinity. The chocolate cake recipe she used (at least from the way it tastes) CONTINUED ON PAGE 7


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Memories make Christmas merry; create them now FROM PAGE 6

is a Texas Sheet Cake. But rather than making a sheet cake, she made it in a 9-inch-by-13-inch-by-2-inch oblong pan, creating a dense, decadent dessert topped with a fudge-like frosting.

GRANDMA’S CHOCOLATE CAKE CAKE

1 cup boiling water 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder FROSTING

1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 1/2 cup whole milk 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small bits 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 2 teaspoons vanilla DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13inch-by-9-inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the boiling water and cocoa. Stir in the melted butter. Whisk in the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, both sugars, the baking soda, salt and baking powder. Fold the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick stuck in the center of the cake comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting: In a large saucepan, stir together the sugar and cocoa, add milk. Then stir in the butter and corn syrup. Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Off the heat, stir in the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Spread the frosting over the surface of the cake just as soon as it comes out of the oven. Let the cake cool on a rack.

DIVINITY 1/2 cup water 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon powdered sugar In a saucepan mix first four ingredients. Cook to 260 degrees or hard ball stage. Meanwhile, beat egg whites until stiff. Slowly pour in hot syrup. Beat until candy holds shape. Beat in vanilla and powdered sugar. Drop from teaspoon on wax paper. Let stand several hours. Store in air-tight container.

There is one Christmas memory that still makes me smile — the year we made taffy at my mother’s parents’. My mom, her twin brother and two younger brothers and sisters-in-law were more like kids than we kids were. It was a resurrection of one of their

greatest memories from childhood — childhoods filled with the hard, backbreaking work from dawn to dusk that comes from growing up on a farm. It also drew non-family members to my grandparents’ who knew my sisters, our cousins and me, but were strangers to us. My grandparents and their friends made up the taffy — my grandparents bickering a bit as they always tended to do (they were married for more than 60 years though). Then it was time to pull the taffy. My uncles put a hay hook in the wall beside the dining room window — apparently this was part of the tradition because there were no complaints from my grandmother about them putting a hole in her wall. Hands were buttered to keep from being burned by the hot mixture and to keep it from sticking as well, and the pulling started. There was so much of the stuff it went from one side of the house (the dining room wall) to as far as they could get onto the other side (the living room) without being forced out onto the front porch in the biting Oklahoma cold. The adults had so much fun pulling the taffy they hardly let any of us kids get near it until it had been looped around the hay hook and the candy rope taken into the living room almost half-a-dozen times. They were laughing and talking so loudly it almost seemed as if we were invisible observers. It was wonderful. The taffy was called California Boss for some reason and it included paraffin. An Internet search turned up a taffy recipe that may produce a similar treat.

Keith Morris photos

A snowman “family” and a friendly penguin make this display one of the more outstanding in town.

CALIFORNIA BOSS TAFFY 2-1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup milk 1/4 ounce paraffin 1/2 tablespoon butter 1/4 teaspoon flavoring (peppermint or vanilla) 1 cup light corn syrup 2 tablespoons milk 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin 1/4 teaspoon food coloring Combine sugar, corn syrup, milk, paraffin, gelatin and butter in a 3-quart saucepan. Heat mixture, stirring constantly until it forms a hard ball (245 degrees in winter; 260 degrees in summer). Remove from pan; add flavoring and color. Pull into strips and twist.

Another family tradition, which we still practice to some extent today, is touring the town to see all the Christmas lights. Many families practice this ritual. To help keep it alive, there is a listing of the winners and entrants in the 2013 Holiday Lighting Contest on Page 2 of this edition of The Rim Review, and a sample of some of the displays accompanying this story. Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

Lights, lights and more lights decorating homes around the Rim Country are making the season bright.


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RIM HISTORY JUST FOR FUN SUPER CROSSWORD

SALOME’S STARS

© 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved.

BAD MOVES ACROSS 1 “No” voter 5 Lhasa ___ (small dog) 9 Obscured 12 Curtail 19 Sports side 20 Rice and Curry 21 Trick-taking card, often 22 Plant ailment 23 “To Kill a Mockingbird” novelist 25 Wisconsin, with “the” 27 Of the aorta, for example 28 San Fran NFLer 29 Alternative to a Roth IRA 30 Annual hoops drawing 33 Seek damages, perhaps 35 Unit of force 36 Poker great Ungar 37 Captivates 41 Internet pop-ups, e.g. 48 Lurched side-to-side 52 It’s breathed 53 One crying “Cut!”: Abbr. 54 Mouthpiece, tank, flippers, etc. 59 Former Golden Arches burger 63 ___ Space Telescope 64 Sculling tool 65 Marker bobbing on the water 67 West of old Hollywood 68 Big name in car rental 69 Medieval lyric poets 74 “Je t’___” (Fifi’s “I love you”) 75 Wish undone 76 “For ___ the Bell Tolls” 77 Nissan Xterra, e.g. 78 Hotel giant

80 Green basil-based sauce 82 New Mexico tourist attraction 87 NHL’s Bobby 89 “Yoo-___!” (“Hey!”) 90 County seat near Cedar Rapids 91 A South Asian capital 98 World’s lowest lake 99 Horror maven Craven 100 Smidgens 104 Popeye’s gal 105 Libertarian presidential candidate of 2004 113 ___-arms (soldier) 117 Scottish tyke 118 In a restless way 119 1955 “Arabian Nights” adventure film 121 Intrepid type 122 Permafrost regions 123 Filled up on 124 Do followers 125 This, in Avila 126 Do a mailroom job 127 Kin of “Inc.” 128 “The ___ lama, he’s a priest”: Nash 129 Leopold’s partner in crime DOWN 1 Within reach 2 Within reach 3 Kilt material 4 Hinder 5 Central courtyards 6 Rice ___ 7 Silvery fish 8 Sugar suffix 9 Regular visitor

10 Quitter’s cry 11 Actress Pfeiffer 12 Live 13 Jurist Robert 14 Suitor’s gift 15 “Keep ___ yourself!” 16 Seems to last forever 17 Injured oneself 18 Summer, to Sartre 24 Go wrong 26 Mutt’s noise 28 Tube lover’s punishment 31 Narc’s find 32 “Assuredly” 34 Lion chaser? 38 Flanders of Springfield 39 “___ brother’s keeper?” 40 Ford make, for short 41 Public prosperity 42 “The noise of them that rejoice ___”: Isaiah 24:8 43 “___ Mir Bist Du Schön” 44 Adj. modifier 45 Joplin piece 46 Suit’s partner 47 Pitcher Hideki ___ 48 D flat’s equivalent 49 Big name in contact lenses 50 Red gems 51 Dies away 55 Betting slip 56 Catch cold 57 Lawn growth 58 Karel Capek sci-fi play 60 Composer Kabalevsky 61 Cranston a.k.a. “the Shadow” 62 Microscopic 66 Part of the Greater Toronto Area

70 Bird of myth 71 Siouan tribe 72 Give the title 73 Eggs in labs 74 Guinness of “Cromwell” 76 Fish bait 79 “Terrible” guy 81 Frog’s kin 83 Angling pole 84 Hack (off) 85 Insult, in rap 86 Foldout bed 88 “Norma ___” 91 Simple vow 92 Emmy-winning Jane 93 Fitness guru Jack 94 “Thwack!” 95 Gave a blue ribbon, say 96 Acute 97 Kauai, e.g.: Abbr. 100 Fez dangler 101 Melodious passage 102 Thin down 103 First U.S. space station 106 Part of many Arabic names 107 Political plot 108 Singer/guitarist John 109 President Martin Van ___ 110 “What’s in ___?” 111 Real imp 112 Scots’ “no” 114 Signals “OK” 115 Frizzy hairdo 116 Russian autocrat 119 Slick 50 rival 120 Solo finish? 121 Sis’ sibling

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It’s a good time to take a much-needed break from your recent hectic schedule and spend some time in quieter surroundings. Important news could arrive early next week. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Taurean traits of reliability and thoroughness could be welltested when decision-makers consider your proposals and/or requests. Be prepared to answer some probing questions. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A sudden attack of boredom leaves you with some tasks undone. It’s OK to take a short respite. But get back to work by week’s end so that you have time for other projects. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Avoid prejudging a situation just because it looks bad. Facts could emerge that would make your position uncomfortable, to say the least. A relative has interesting news to share with you. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a good time to begin reassessing some of your recent decisions about your long-range goals to see if they still have merit. Spend more time with loved ones this weekend. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) An unsettled situation at home or on the job early in the week could drain your energy levels, making it difficult to get your work done on schedule. But things improve by midweek. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A temporary setback could give you time to go over your plans to find weaknesses you might have overlooked before. A romantic getaway with that special person is favored this weekend. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Professional and personal situations benefit once you set a positive tone in getting things off to a good start. Honest dialogue smoothes over any occasional display of balkiness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A problem with workplace colleagues or family members seems to defy even your sage counsel. But be patient. Your words eventually will lead to a resolution. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Don’t just wait out that unexpected and unexplained delay in your career move. You could gain added respect if you ask why it happened and what you can do to move things along. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Although your workplace strategies usually are accepted, you could be challenged by someone who isn’t so favorably impressed. Be prepared to defend your positions. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your friendship circle expands, with new people coming into your life at this time. Welcome them warmly. But don’t neglect those cherished longtime personal relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: You love to search for knowledge and share it with others. You would make an especially fine teacher. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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JUST FOR FUN KING CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Painter Chagall 5 One time around 8 Overconfident 12 Do as you’re told 13 Man-mouse link 14 Lima’s land 15 Tofu 17 Falls behind 18 Divest 19 Compact piano 21 Money 24 Mel of baseball lore 25 Probability 28 Iodine source 30 “Rocks” 33 Finder’s charge 34 Cars 35 Cattle call 36 Peninsula st. 37 Author Bellow 38 “Where’ve you ___?” 39 To the ___ degree 41 Tactic 43 Hunters’ lures 46 Bracelet location 50 Money of China 51 1972 Bill Withers hit 54 Ms. Brockovich 55 Prepare to fight 56 Computer brand 57 Finished 58 Energy 59 Sunrise

WEEKLY SUDOKU BY LINDA THISTLE

DOWN 1 Unruly groups 2 Encourage 3 Caboose’s position 4 Skeptical folks 5 “Skip to My ___” 6 Timetable abbr. 7 Cushions 8 Bowler’s problem 9 Interim 10 Incite 11 Sudden wind 16 Bookkeeper (Abbr.) 20 Band in Boston? 22 Gull-like bird 23 Excited 25 Vacationing 26 Tierra ___ Fuego 27 TV Superman portrayer 29 Hang around 31 Miler Sebastian 32 A billion years 34 Wan 38 Secondary route 40 A million grams 42 Possess 43 Changed color 44 Continental coin 45 Sharp rebuke 47 Erstwhile Peruvian 48 Merganser duck 49 Fork-tailed flier 52 Before 53 Pump up the volume

PREVIOUS CROSSWORDS SUPER CROSSWORD

MAGIC MAZE

TRIVIA TEST 1. GEOGRAPHY: In what U.S. state is Salt Lake City located? 2. HISTORY: Where did abolitionist John Brown’s famous raid take place in 1859? 3. ENTERTAINERS: Which standup comedian, who starred in the movie “Back to School,” was born with the name Jacob Cohen? 4. ANATOMY: What is the most common type of blood? 5. MOVIES: “Anne of the Thousand Days” is a film about which historical couple? 6. GAMES: What early version of a video game mesmerized TV viewers in the mid-1970s? 7. RELIGION: What are the first four books of the Bible’s New Testament, in order?

8. COMICS: What is Catbert’s title in the “Dilbert” comic strip? 9. BUSINESS: What popular business did Judy Sheppard Missett create? 10. TELEVISION: What was Ray’s last name in the series “Everybody Loves Raymond”? Answers 1. Utah 2. Harpers Ferry, (West) Virginia 3. Rodney Dangerfield 4. O positive 5. Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII 6. Pong 7. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John 8. Evil Director of Human Resources 9. Jazzercise 10. Barone

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KING CROSSWORD Find the listed words in the diagram. They run in all directions — forward, backward, up, down and diagonally.

IN _____

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TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

Antibiotic treatment helps some with COPD BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. ©2013 NORTH AMERICA SYND.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: On the local news, they were talking to a doctor about using an antibiotic for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD. The name of the drug is azithromycin. What do you know about this, and what is your opinion? — D.L. ANSWER: COPD encompasses two lung diseases, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is destruction of the millions of tiny air sacs in the lungs. Through those structures oxygen passes into the blood, and carbon dioxide passes out of it. Severe shortness of breath on slight physical activity is the hallmark of emphysema. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the airways, the bronchi. Along with inflammation, the airways fill with thick mucus. A constant cough is the main sign of chronic bronchitis. Both conditions usually exist together. Azithromycin, the antibiotic you mentioned, has been suggested as a daily treatment at a reduced dose for those with COPD who have many flare-ups of their illness. A flare-up makes breathing exceedingly difficult and sometimes requires hospitalization to control. Flare-ups add to the destruction of normal lung tissue. Viruses are often the cause. However, the inflamed and mucus-filled airways also are hosts to many bacteria, whose numbers rise during a flareup. They make a contribution to symptoms and lung destruction. Studies have shown that a daily administration of a rather small dose of azithromycin, 250 milligrams, decreases flare-ups of COPD. Other studies suggest that a three-day-a-week dose of azithromycin is equally effective. If you have frequent episodes where your COPD worsens, then talk to your doctor about the advisability of you going on this program. The medicine can be taken for a full year and longer. It’s an exciting breakthrough for those whose spells of COPD worsen. The booklet on COPD explains this common malady in detail. To obtain a copy, write: Dr. Donohue — No. 601W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My daughter is 58 years old. For the past 10 years, she has heard her heart pulsating. It’s a loud and disturbing noise that she hears from time to time. She has had an MRI and other heart-related tests. The results are normal. What is your opinion? — E.G. ANSWER: Pulsatile tinnitus is ear noise, usually heard in one ear, that’s synchronous with the heartbeat. The noise can arise in the carotid arteries in the neck, arteries in the vicinity of the ear, malformed vessels in the head and neck or disturbed blood flow through veins of the head and neck. Impacted earwax is another cause. Your daughter has had many tests that should have uncovered blood vessel problems. I’m at a loss to suggest a cause of her tinnitus. If her hearing is not as acute as it was, that might be the problem. Has she seen an ear, nose and throat doctor? If not, she should. An ENT doctor would pick up on that. She might be able to tolerate tinnitus at night if she turns a bedside radio to soothing music. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.


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