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n the thousands of years before the internet and Google, people created different ways of passing down information. Whether it be information about certain historical events or possibly ancestral information, people have managed to preserve history through stories, epic poems and representational works of art. We can thank the ancient Greek civilization for much of this practice. If it weren’t for ancient Greek mythology, much of our Western culture, heritage and language wouldn’t exist. With thousands of years of historical accounts to sift through, it’s nearly impossible to sum up this topic in one article. But Snippetz has gathered information about some of the key players to give you a glimpse into the world of ancient Greek mythology.

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to Hera (who also happened to be his sister) he had several other liaisons and fathered many, many children. From all these offspring, Zeus gave mankind all they would ever need to live in a morally and orderly way. Zeus was originally thought to be a weather god, which is why he is often depicted with a lightning bolt. He controls thunder, lightning, rain and is often said to bring the thunderstorms.

While there are many writers who contributed to the vast collection of accounts from ancient Greece, one of the earliest and most important writers of Greek mythology and culture was Homer. His epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey remain key sources for the study of Greek mythology. Homer’s contemporary, Herodotus also provided much insight through his accounts of what took place, called The Histories. His reliability is often debated and Thucydides, yet another ancient Greek historian, wrote that his own accounts were based in fact while Herodotus often embellished the truth for entertainment purposes.

• Poseidon – Brother to Zeus, he is most known for being the God of the Sea. He is also associated with earthquakes and horses and is the God of Fertility, while his sister, Demeter is the fertility goddess. Apparently, Poseidon is a moody god who would take swift revenge in the form of unruly springs, earthquakes, ship wrecks and drownings. He lives on the ocean floor and rides around in a chariot pulled by horses.

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Poseidon battled Athena for the city of Athens and in order to gain support from the people there, he threw a spear into the ground and created the spring at the Acropolis. Athena defeated him by supplying the city with the olive tree and named the city Athens, in her own honor.

It’s true that there are many gods and demi-gods that have a place in Greek mythology, but there are only 12 Olympians; gods and goddesses who lived and held thrones on Mount Olympus. Here’s a bit about some of the major gods and goddesses. • Zeus – Zeus is the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus and the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea. After overthrowing his father, he and his brothers split the universe among themselves; Zeus took the heavens, Poseidon got the sea and Hades took the underworld. While he was married

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He is associated with medicine and healing but conversely is also the God of Plague. Additionally, Apollo is the God of Music, Poetry, Oracles, Sun, Medicine, Light and Knowledge. He is father to Asclepius, Troilus, Aristaeus and Orpheus.

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they produced. She put serpents in Heracles’s cradle; she had a hundredeyed giant guard Io; and she tried to kill Leto to prevent Apollo and Artemis’s birth. • Aphrodite – As the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Physical Pleasure. She was borne from Cronus when he threw his castrated “man parts” into the sea. The ocean began to foam (in Greek, “aphros”) and up came Aphrodite. Zeus saw how irresistible and beautiful she was so to protect her, he married her off to Hephaestus. Aphrodite had several affairs and had children with some of them. Perhaps most notable is her affair with a Trojan named Anchises which resulted in the birth of Aeneas. • Athena – Athena is the Goddess of Wisdom, War, the Arts, Industry, Justice and Skill. Her mother Metis is Zeus’s first wife, whom Zeus swallowed due to the fear of Metis giving birth to a son stronger than he. While inside Zeus, Metis made a robe and helmet for Athena. The hammering gave Zeus such an incredible headache that his son Hephaestus offered his help by splitting Zeus’s head open to reveal a fully-grown (and fully clothed in the robe and helmet) Athena. Athena is often portrayed with the Goddess of Victory, Nike. • Artemis – Artemis is Apollo’s twin. She is the Goddess of the Wilderness, the Hunt and Wild Animals. She is a very contradictory goddess as she protects women during childbirth but her arrows also occasionally kill them during labor. Artemis was said to roam the mountain forests and

undisturbed land with her nymphs as she hunted for lions, panthers and stags. The bow and arrow she carries were made by Hephaestus and the Cyclops.

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• Demeter – Demeter is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea, sister to Zeus with whom she had Persephone. She is the Goddess of Fertility and the Earth, most importantly the various grains. Demeter taught mankind how to sow seeds and plough their harvests so they could work the land in one place rather than travel to find food. When Hades abducted Persephone and took her to the underworld, Demeter wandered the earth looking for her. Zeus sent Hermes to the underworld to bring Persephone back but before she left, Hades gave Persephone a pomegranate. When she ate it, it doomed Persephone to spend one third of each year with her Hades in the underworld. Demeter only lets things grow when she and Persephone are together which explains the dying and rebirth of nature during the seasons.

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• On Nov. 30, 1886, the Folies Bergere in Paris introduces an elaborate revue featuring women in sensational costumes. The highly popular “Place aux Jeunesâ€? established the Folies as the premier nightspot in Paris. The Folies followed the Parisian taste for striptease and quickly gained a reputation for its spectacular nude shows.

• On Nov. 25, 1952, “The Mousetrap,â€? a murder-mystery written by novelist and playwright Agatha Christie, opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. The crowd-pleasing whodunit would go on to become the longest continuously running play in history, with attendance by more than 10 million people to date.

• On Dec. 1, 1913, Henry Ford installs the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. His innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to 2 1/2 hours.

• On Nov. 27, 1965, the Pentagon informs President Lyndon Johnson that if Gen. William Westmoreland is to conduct the major sweep operations necessary to destroy enemy forces during the coming year, U.S. troop strength in Vietnam should be increased from 120,000 to 400,000 men.

• On Nov. 28, 1925, the “Grand Ole Opry,â€? one of the longest-lived and most popular showcases for country music, begins broadcasting live from Nashville, Tenn. The showcase was originally named the “Barn Dance.â€? • On Nov. 26, 1931, the first cloverleaf interchange to be built in the United States, at the junction of NJ Rt. 25 (now U.S. Rt. 1) and NJ Rt. 4 (now NJ Rt. 35) in Wood-

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t’s that time of year again; the holidays have come around. This week it all kicks off with my personal favorite – Thanksgiving. On this precious day we are served with a giant feast, football, and pie. Usually the day is spent relaxing with friends and family; sharing funny stories, playing board games, or just enjoying the stress free environment and doing nothing. It’s a day of freedom. Well, that is, for some of us. In case you haven’t heard, some companies have chosen to taint the sacred day of Thanksgiving by starting “Black Thursday”. Instead of busting open their doors early Friday morning, many stores are opening on Thursday evening this year, giving shoppers a whole new opportunity to get the lowest prices of the year. This of course forces retail workers, many who are getting minimum wage, to work on what was once a stress-free day. They don’t get to sit out the day watching football. They don’t get to eat seconds when the sun goes down. Instead, they’ll put on their (usually) tacky uniforms and bust out a good 8-hours. This has led to controversy in the media. Some say it is a testimony to the greedy and ungrateful American culture of today; on the same day when we are supposed to be grateful for the things we have, we are rushing like madmen to buy the things we want. Others say it is a verification to capitalism. If they can do it, and the shoppers will come, they have every right. And for the most part, they are correct. If the consumer refused to waste their Thanksgiving standing in line to save a couple bucks, then the companies would have no reason to open early. If they didn’t count on record breaking sales, they would revise their plan. If we could just wait until Friday morning to buy our new computers, PS4’s, TV’s, and holiday gifts, then the companies would lose money this year. It would be an epic

revolution! Of course, there’s no chance of such a thing happening. Instead, retail giants like Walmart, Kohl’s, Sears, Best Buy, and The Gap will see Earth-shattering numbers that convince them to open even earlier next year. If you don’t believe me, it’s already happening. Last year Walmart saw success in its then-rebellious move to open Thanksgiving Day at 8pm. As a result, they’re opening at 6m this year. In an answer to this boldness, K-Mart has decided to open its doors at 6am on Thanksgiving Day! They will stay open throughout the night, and close its doors at regular time that Friday night. That must be an unpopular decision among KMart employees. Logically, every single worker will have to work a shift on the holiday. But it all comes back to you, America. I will defend K-Mart, Walmart, and Best Buy. All they continue to do is make good business decisions. Guess what? It’s made them all retail giants. So kudos to them; if only we could all make such bold and effective decisions. Oh wait, we can make those decisions. Because they don’t make money if no one is spending it. So this is it folks. I’m giving you a couple of days to make up your mind. I for one, am plannign to buy a shiny new laptop. I’m unsure of where I can get the best deal as of now, so Thursday, after dinner, I’ll start scanning ads and newspapers to see where my best bet is. Shopping can be fun, after all. Especially on a day as crazy as Black Friday. But after I’m finished ripping through the sale-papers on Thanksgiving, I’m going to sit down with my father and watch the Thursday Night Football game between Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens (I think the Ravens win, beginning their march towards a 6th seed in the playoffs). We’ll yell and shout at the TV. We’ll eat more pie. We’ll argue over the rules. We’ll see how we faired in my uncle’s weekly football pool. Then, when it’s all over, I’ll go to bed. After all, I’ve got to wake up early for shopping on Black Friday.

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recently purchased a small, inexpensive manual treadmill. Unlike the electric ones, this one doesn’t need to be within cord distance of a wall plug, and it’s not so heavy that I can’t move it. It goes at the speed I set with my own legs. And it didn’t cost the many hundreds of dollars that an electric treadmill does. If you’re in good health (and your doctor approves), with only a few pieces of equipment, you can get in mild workouts this winter without having to go to the gym when it’s cold or wet outside. Consider acquiring a few of these: • Hand weights: Start small, unless you’ve already been working out at the gym on a regular basis. A 3-pound or 5-pound weight might be all you need to get started.

• If you have room, think about a sit-down pedaler like a recumbent bicycle instead of a treadmill. They even make these with only the pedal part, which you use while sitting in a chair. Some of them can even be used for your arms, with the peddler put on a chair in front of you. • Squeeze balls for hand and finger strength. • Wrist or ankle weights. (Hint: get the kind with the removable weights so you can adjust for your own comfort.) Shop first at Goodwill or the Salvation Army, or local ads in your area. Next look in the big-box stores to fill in what you can’t find elsewhere. Search online for “seniors homeworkout equipment” for ideas, but try to buy in person locally. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail. com. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Due to a limited amount of space, submissions to the Snippetz Community Calendar will be restricted to non-profit organizations, community clubs, and Snippetz advertiser events. VFW OPEN MEETING Sundance Mountain Lodge Carson Room 3rd Tuesday of the Month 6pm Meeting open to the public. Tri-Lakes HAP-py Feet Foot Care Clinic Tri-Lakes Senior Center Second Wednesday of each Month To schedule an appointment, call Bob at the Visiting Nurse Association on Tuesday through Thursday between 9 and 4, at 719 577-4448. GLENEAGLE SERTOMA CLUB MEETING Luncheon meeting every Wed. 11:45 a.m. Liberty Heights 12105 Ambassador Drive, (off Voyager Blvd in Col Springs). We offer interesting speakers and programs. Everyone is welcome. Info: Call Garrett Barton at 433-5396 or Bob Duckworth at 481-4608 or visit www. gleneaglesertoma.org. BAR BINGO American Legion post 9-11 at The Depot Primrose St. Palmer Lake Every Wednesday 5:30 -7:30 Bingo $1.00 a card. Burrito bar, Malibu Buckets, and $2.00 Bud Beers LIONS CLUB MEETING 1st Thursday of the Month 6:00PM-8:30PM

MONUMENT HILL COUNTRY CLUB Beginning September 6th. TriLakes has Lions on the 1st Thursday of each month! Your family can make help enrich lives for our El Paso County families and people around the world. Please contact MReichal@ aol.com 719-313-0688 for club details. We Serve. VFW LADIES AUXILIARY MONTHLY MEETING Sundance Mountain Lodge Carson Room 3rd Thursday of the Month 6:30 pm for more information contact Martine Arndt at 487-9225. KARAOKE FRIDAYS Oakley’s Cafe & Bistro Every Friday 8:30pm Karaoke with JR’s Ultimate Entertainment every Friday starting at 8:30pm. Karaoke and music til midnight. LITTLE LOG KITCHEN, BREAKING BREAD WITH THE COMMUNITY Please join us for a FREE MEAL, the third Saturday of each month. We start serving at Noon. 133 High Street, Palmer Lake, CO PALMER LAKE’S TRADITIONAL CHILI SUPPER & ANNUAL STAR LIGHTING FESTIVAL November 30th - 5 pm to 8:30 pm at Palmer Lake Town Hall

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28 Valley Crescent. Join the tradition and enjoy homemade chili, potato soup, fresh baked cinnamon rolls and more! Cost: $6 per adult $3 per child. PROCEEDS GO TO PALMER LAKE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT. There will be bucket drawings & silent auctions with one lucky winner chosen to Light the Star! There will be hay rides, roasting marshmallows over an open fire, singing of traditional Christmas carols plus Santa who is ready to take down your Christmas wishes. For more information or to donate prizes for the drawings, contact Jeannine at the Rock House Ice Cream shop – 488-6917 or Lori at 651-3511

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A CHRISTMAS READING Mountain Community Mennonite Church December 11 6:30/7:30 Join us at Mountain Community Mennonite Church at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11th, for a free dramatic reading by Anne Krill, a professional awardwinning local actress. Select stories from Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” will be presented. Cookies, Tea and Coffee to be provided. Mountain Community Mennonite Church: 643 Highway 105,

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Palmer Lake, Co 481-3155. All are welcome! CHRISTMAS EVE BUFFET The moZaic Restaurant at The Inn at Palmer Divide 443 Colorado Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133 12/24/2013 4:00pm/8:00pm Join us for our Christmas Eve Buffet! Let us take care of all the cooking for the holidays, leaving you with more time to spend with family! Tuesday, December 24th from 4-8pm. Adults: $30, Children: $15, and 3 & under are Free! Call 719-481-1800 to make your reservation!

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WAIT STAFF NEEDED FOR BINGO ON SATURDAY NIGHTS Call Alicia 481-8668 American Legion Post 9-11

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Use a peeler to quickly shave chocolate over individual plates or cups. If you need a larger amount, use a box grater to grate an unwrapped square of room temperature Baker’s Chocolate onto a sheet of waxed paper. Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.

Making Chocolate Curls: Warm a square of Baker’s Chocolate by microwaving it, unwrapped, on HIGH for a few seconds or just until you can smudge the chocolate with your thumb. Hold the square steady and draw a peeler slowly over flat bottom of square, allowing a thin layer of chocolate to curl as ew aromas are more inviting it is peeled off to make long, delithan a cup of hot coffee on cate curls. Use the same technique a crisp fall afternoon. While along the narrow side of the square your guests are sure to enjoy a sim- to make short curls. ple cup of coffee after a big Thanksgiving meal, it also might be fun to Chocolate-Dipped Spoon: Coffee will seem that much more try a specialty coffee drink. enticing if served with a Baker?s A pie or a cake are typically the he- Chocolate-Dipped Spoon. Here’s roes at every Thanksgiving table, how you do it: Melt one package (8 but you might want to try some- squares) Baker?s Semi-Sweet Bakthing new to pair with or substitute ing Chocolate or one package (4 for traditional desserts. I usually ounces) German Sweet Chocolate serve Thanksgiving dinner in the as directed on package. Dip clean, early afternoon. Most of my guests dry plastic teaspoons into melted are too full to eat dessert right after chocolate to coat the bowls of the dinner. My family and guests enjoy spoons; let excess chocolate drip a hot beverage and then eat dessert a off. Place in single layer in waxed few hours later, or get dessert to go. paper-lined tray; refrigerate 10 Dessert drinks provide my guests minutes, or until chocolate is firm. with the best of both worlds, a hot Cover tray with plastic wrap. (Or beverage and a sweet to finish to wrap spoons individually with plastic wrap and tie ribbon around each their holiday meal. to secure.) Store in refrigerator until I’ve provided you with some great ready to use.

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complete, stir until coffee mixture is well-blended. 3. Top with whipped topping. Use a cinnamon stick as a stirrer for each cup of coffee. Makes 6 servings, about 3/4 cup each. Variations: Lemon Viennese Coffee Prepare as directed, substituting 1 tablespoon lemon zest for the cinnamon and 1/3 cup honey for the syrup.

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2. Who has the most home runs in a season by a major-league player who wasn’t yet 20 years old? 3. Which NFL team has the longest current streak of not making the NFL playoffs? 4. When was the last time before 2012-13 that the University of Michigan basketball team started a season 16-0? 5. What team set the NHL record for most losses in a season? 6. When was the last time before the upcoming 2014 event that Belgium’s men’s soccer team qualified for the World Cup? 7. Jockey Bill Shoemaker was the oldest winner (54 years old) of the Kentucky Derby. What year did he do it, and which horse did he ride?

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1. How old was Priscilla, future wife 1. Is the book of Judah in the Old or New Testament or neither? of Elvis, when they first met? 2. What was on the b-side of the Rolling Stones’ “We Love You”?

2. From Revelation 4, what stone resembles the rainbow circling God’s throne in Heaven? Emerald, Ruby, Pearl, Gold

3. Who released “Do You Wanna Dance?” in 1962?

3. Of these books, which comes before the others in the Bible (KJV)? Titus, Jude, Colossians, Galatians

4. Name the 1974 Hollies hit. 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “You step inside but you don’t see too many faces, Coming in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down, Too much competition, too many other places.” (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

4. From Genesis 34, who boasted to his two wives that he had killed a young man? Baanah, Herod, Lamech, Jehu 5. To whom did Luke address the books of Luke and Acts? Ishmael, Theophilus, John the Baptist, Stephen 6. Who was the father of Isaac? Aaron, Noah, Abraham, Peter (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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FLASH BACK 1. She was 14 and met Elvis when she and her military family were stationed in Germany in 1959. Their Las Vegas wedding wasn’t until 1967. 2. “Dandelion,” released in 1967. Once it came to the U.S., the song became the a-side with “We Love You” falling flat on the charts. 3. Cliff Richards, followed by the Beach Boys in 1965. 4. “The Air That I Breathe.” Radiohead was sued in the 1990s for lifting the melody. 5. “Sultans of Swing,” by Dire Straits in 1978, with a re-release the following year. The song was created after a rainy day in an Ipswich bar with a less-than-stellar jazz band playing to an empty bar. They called themselves Sultans of Swing.


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• It was noted wit Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: “Every saint has a past and every sinner a future.” • It seems that having blond hair was popular in ancient Rome, too. Those not naturally blessed with golden hair, though, had to go through a bit of an ordeal to change their natural color. The treatment of choice was pigeon droppings. Messy, perhaps, but effective. • Those who study such things say that dung beetles use the Milky Way as a navigational aid. • In June 2009, the town of Cave Creek, Ariz., was faced with an electoral tie in the race for a city council seat: Each candidate received exactly 660 votes. Ac-

cording to the state constitution, such ties can be broken by a game of chance. After some discussion, the candidates agreed that they would each pull a card at random out of a deck, and the one with the highest card would be declared the winner of the election. Thomas McGuire drew the six of hearts, then waited while his opponent, Adam Trenk, took his turn. Trenk pulled the king of hearts, securing his city council victory. • You may be surprised to learn that clams can live to be 200 years old. • If you’re of a morbid inclination and have some time to kill in Chicago, head to that city’s Graceland Cemetery. Find the monument known as “Eternal Silence” -- a tall figure in robes -- and look into the statue’s eyes. It’s said that if you do that, you’ll have a vision of your own death. *** Thought for the Day: “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ” -- E.B. White (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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hen it comes to holiday leftovers, many of us secretly relish that slice of cold turkey or ham the next morning, and how reheating those candied yams just enriches their flavor. Before you take that first bite, it’s important to ensure the leftovers you love stay safe, edible and bacteria-free. “They’re a great way to stretch your food budget,” says food scientist Kantha Shelke, Ph.D, a representative for the Institute of Food Technologists. “Properly handling and storing leftovers can help ensure your family gets the most value and enjoyment out of the food you’ve prepared.” Shelke offers these tips for managing leftovers:

Refrigeration Of course you know food needs to be preserved in a refrigerator, but does it need to be cooled off first? Your grandmother probably cooled or chilled cooked foods before refrigerating them for a couple of reasons. First, to save energy; hot food would make the fridge work harder. Also, there was a risk of a hot dish breaking when coming in contact with a cold shelf. Modern refrigerators, however, are built to cool hot dishes. Still, chilling food promptly after cooking and then placing in the refrigerator is both safe and energy conscious. The temperature in your refrigerator should be at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. It’s best to use an appliance thermometer to make sure you have the correct temperature rather than relying on refrigerator controls and displays. Generally, food can go in the refrigerator when it’s reached a temperature of 90 F to 100 F -- the dish should be just warm to the touch. You can chill food in an ice bath or cold water, sit it in front of a fan or divide it into smaller portions that can be placed into shallow containers. The key is to store leftovers quickly, within two hours of cooking

(one hour on hot summer days or in warm climates).

Storing Dish or disposable wrap? It’s up to you. Thinwalled metal, glass or plastic containers that are shallow (no more than 2 inches deep) are ideal for storage. Bags, foil and plastic wrap also work well, especially if you have a piece of food that is large or oddly shaped. Cooked meat can be stored three to four days in the fridge, while uncooked ground meats, poultry and seafood will last only a day or two. Raw roasts, steaks and chops (beef, veal, lamp or pork) can be refrigerated for three to five days. Casseroles, veggies and similar side dishes, as well as pie, usually will last three to five days. If you have a lot of leftovers, you may want to freeze them. Freezing completely halts bacterial activity, so food can stay safe and usable for several months. Uncooked meats can last eight to 12 months in the freezer, while frozen cooked meats will begin to lose their flavor after three months. Freezer temperature should be at 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Reheating When it’s time to serve those leftovers again, a thermometer is the best way to ensure food has been heated to a safe temperature. Most foods, especially meats, should be heated to 165 F in the center. Bring sauces, soups and gravies to a boil. Never reheat leftovers in crockpots, slow cookers or chafing dishes. It’s safe to leave steak or other whole cuts of beef or lamb a little bit rare when you reheat them, as long as they were initially cooked at a high temperature to sear the outside only and kill bacteria on the surface of the meat. Whether you use the stovetop or microwave to reheat will depend on the type of food. When reheating in a microwave, use a lower power setting to reheat without overcooking. To learn more about food safety, visit www. IFT.org.

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hanksgiving is upon us. The table will be set, the turkey cooked, with all of its trimmings, and the celebration of thanks will soon begin. I love Thanksgiving, how can you not – family, food and football the three F’s of a holiday dedicated to the celebration of life with those closest to us. My prayer for you is that you will truly have a joyous day. With that said, I would like to add to the three F’s two more for which I give thanks. The first is faith. God has blessed us with so much. We are living in the greatest country in the greatest time in history. God has truly been generous and for that I give my thanks. The second is finances. The last handfuls of years have been arduous. In 2008 we entered the great recession; we saw the collapse of the housing market, massive declines in the stock markets and millions losing their jobs. But that too has turned around and for that I am truly thankful.

THE ECONOMY Over the last five years the economy has been growing; at an anemic pace, but it has been growing. On the whole corporate earnings are up, tax revenues are up, government spending, in part due to sequester, is down and interest rates remain low. All of these make for a strengthening economy. I recently attended a conference with a number of portfolio managers and economists. The consensus was that the growth we are experiencing is sustainable. On the whole they would like to see stronger growth, but, barring the unforeseen, they believe that we are building a solid economic base. We are not out of the woods, by a long shot, but, all in all it does look good.

THE HOUSING MARKET The housing market is a major component of our economy. We are seeing an increase in home sales as well as an increase in new construction. Home values are going up and many homeowners, who found themselves after the housing bubble with mortgages exceeding their home values, are seeing a real increase in their equity. In October the median sales price for an existing home was $199,500 up 12.8% from a year ago. This acceleration in home values has been good for homeowners unfortunately it is preventing many would-be buyers from participating in the market. That compounded with the limited supply of lower-priced homes and rising mortgage rates are keeping first-time homebuyers on the sidelines. That situation, however, does

seem to be correcting itself.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Without meaningful jobs and income growth no economy can survive for long. You can only grow profits so much by cutting expenses. At some point in you have to start adding jobs and businesses are slowly beginning to hire. The unemployment rate is coming down. The current rate as of October is slightly above 7%, well below the high of 10% yet still far off from full employment. Admittedly many workers are underemployed and far too many are dependent on part-time jobs. But the job market is expanding and that is good for the economy.

Honoring God with Your Financial Blessings CHUCK MAHER CFP PO Box 39 Monument, CO 80132

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THE STOCK MARKET From late 2007 to March of 2009 we saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average lose better than 50% of its value. For most stock investors that was the greatest erosion of wealth experienced in their lifetime. Unfortunately as you may recall it didn’t stop there. The economy was in total shambles. But what has happened since then? In the past five years, since those lows in the mid-6000s, we have seen the Dow rise to an intraday high of over 16,000. That is an increase of well over 100%; far exceeding the 14,164 high in October of 2007. For the investors who stayed true to their goals and took advantage of those opportunities they have been handsomely rewarded. Will we continue to see those types of returns? I don’t believe so. However, if the economy continues to expand, I do not believe it would be unreasonable to see stock market values continue to grow. In the long-term those who have bet against the US economy have not performed well. In my many years as a financial advisor I have learned that you can only do what you can do the rest is in the hands of God. Clearly you cannot control the uncontrollable and the economy is uncontrollable. So this Thanksgiving Day give thanks for the blessings we do have, recognize that on the whole our financial lives are getting better and with God’s grace will continue to do so. And most importantly set aside your financial worries for the day and enjoy your family, good food, and of course football.

Lisa Welch Stevens Attorney at Law, P.C.

“Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord… and I will sing praises unto thy nam e.” -2 Samuel 22:50 Chuck Maher is a Certified Financial PlannerTM practitioner specializing in Christian values based financial planning and investing. He can be reached at chuck@ chuckmahercfp.com, locally at (719) 4810549. Securities offered through and supervised by Wilbanks Securities, Inc. Member FINRA SIPC 4334 NW Expressway, Suite 222 Oklahoma City, OK 73116-1515 (405)842-0202 Fee Based through Wilbanks Securities Advisory

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