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Supplement to the Star • December 15, 2010


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A Christmas list for the coulee A surprising selection of gift items is available in the local area, with no need to travel icy highways to find them. Last week, The Star decided to sample local shops and find a few items that point out the kind of selection you can find if you still need a few gift items — and who doesn’t? We included some that might not leap to mind when you first start making out your list. At Coulee Hardware, we found a ton of stuff for guys, of course. But did you know they have portable speakers for music players like iPods for $30-$40? The hottest item for handy guys right now is the Rockwell Sonicraft multifunction tool ($150). At the Grand Coulee Veterinary Clinic, you can find toys and treats for your favorite four-legger. A Catit Terra Toy with catnip is $2.50. A Chuckit ball thrower is $13.89. For those with expensive but good taste, Jess Ford is really hoping you’ll like that red 2010 Mustang GT convertible in the showroom. (We’re guessing about $30k). With the inclement weather, it’s the fashion to stay indoors. Harvest Foods and Variety features games, ranging from bingo, Chinese checkers, and chess and checkers. They go for $4.99 each and are a good way to spend an evening at home with the family. If you don’t have your Christmas stocking yet, you can get fuzzy red Christmas stockings, 2/$3.00. And you can get your stocking stuffers at the same time. Rather have a jigsaw puzzle? There’s a good selection for $6.99. And Harvest foods offers gift certificates. At The Variety Store, there are loads of choices. Pashmina scarves run $6.99, or you can build a model of the U.S.S. Missouri, the ship they signed the peace with Japan on at the close of World War II, for $18.89. For the kid of the house, there’s the store’s $4.99 toy sale, along with a 96-crayon set for $7.99. For your health, get a Hula Hoop, for $3.19.

At Rockin’ B Prints in Electric City, they can screen print anything. Also, their in-stock T-shirts are just $10, crew sweatshirts are $15 and hoody sweatshirts are just $25.

Nothing strikes the season like a beautiful Poinsettia. Safeway has them for $8.99. Stop by the flower shop at Safeway for a variety of bouquets from $10-20. You can purchase a soft edition of one of Santa’s helpers for $14.99 … they stand about 30 inches high. And ’tis the season to think of others. Safeway has food gift bags all made up, purchase one and the store will see that it gets to a needy family. The Coulee Dam Casino Gift Shop features Pendleton blankets, which range from $198 to $204. They even have Baby Pendletons for $64. If you’d like to give a jewelry gift, there’s a good selection of

Scented candles like thes from Loepps make a great gift.

bracelets starting at $25. A coffee mug is always a good

gift to remind people that you are thinking of them. They range from $16-24. LIST continued

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The Colville Tribal Museum & Gift Shop is holding a sale on items like books, mugs, flags, blankets, sweatshirts, art, purses and wallets and apparel for prices that are 10 percent to 75 percent off. Pits’ Place has many interesting items, from European soaps and lotions to candles and kitchen items. Enjoy an espresso while you’re there.

and groups and can probably save you some money. Quotes are free. Needles & Hooks offers everything for the discriminating knitter on your list, plus some great historical photos and more.

For the tool guys a multifunction tool available at Coulee Hardware.

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If you are tired of tramping around looking for those special gifts you can duck in for lunch at R&A Café. They can also help you in your shopping trip with a gift certificate for your favorite person. Fuller and Sons Auto Sales would be happy to put a big red Christmas ribbon on one of their premium used cars for that someone special. Imagine the surprise when you are given the key to a late model car. Brandy’s offers a variety of gifts, from early American to collectibles. Check out their candles, dishware, and have a coffee treat while you shop. Give yourself a gift. Stop by Foisy & Kennedy Insurance and have them go over your insurance needs and give you a quote on updating your insurance. They feature a number of insurance companies

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Jess Ford in Grand Coulee We would like to invite you to come on in to Jess Ford on Thursday, Dec. 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and celebrate the holidays with us. So stop by, get out of the cold, sit and talk a while and have lunch on us!!! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

JESS FORD on the Midway, Grand Coulee 633-0110 ~

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Got a teenager in the family? Dress up their car with a set of chromed wheels at Les Schwab. You’ll be surprised the kind of pride kids have in what they drive. Chromed wheels cost from $30 to $100 a wheel. There’s a big range in cost and style. Give a gift certificate and let them pick out their very own wheels. If you want to get a little creative about a gift, try this. Give a gift certificate for that special someone to use King’s Court’s commercial laundry. There’s always a need to wash a comforter, or some heavy duty blankets that are hard to handle in a regular washer. Drop by and they’ll help work something up for you. You all know how people like to eat out. Here are several places where you can arrange for a gift certificate, The Melody Restaurant, Flo’s Restaurant, La Presa Mexican Restaurant, Electric City Bar and Grille, The Fusion, Hometown Pizza, Siam Palace or Pepper Jack’s. And for coffee treats, try Grand Grindz Espresso or Café Espresso both on Grand Coulee’s Midway Avenue. You don’t have to be a top bowler to have fun at Riverview Lanes. They can whip up a gift certificate for you in just a few minutes and you’ll provide some person with a lot of fun minutes. Drop by, bowl a few lanes, and then get a gift certificate for that boy or girl in your household. Nearby is Village Cinema. Get a gift certificate for someone and let him or her pick which films to see. The Frame King can put your special painting or photograph in the perfect frame to make it look great as a gift. If it’s an actual photo you need, check out Dennis King’s stunning photography of the local area. State Farm Insurance agent Bruce Cheadle can work with you to update your various

A Christmas present to bring a smile to his or her face at Jess Ford.

policies. Make an appointment, there has never been a time when insurance coverage is important. Drop by the Grand Coulee office for quotes and information. Sunflower Graphics can personalize just about anything, not just shirts. Think handbag or even briefcase, with personal embroidery or vinyl lettering, starting at just $4.50. Everybody knows Loepps Furniture carries the big-ticket items, but small tasteful gift items are all over the store too. From candles to cookie jars or even those super-soft woven throw blankets. Prices we saw ranged from $15 on up. Body by Dam offers one of the greatest gifts possible – physical fitness. Check out the machines that help you keep moving this winter, and talk to Lyle about personal training sessions to get you started. Great stocking stuffers could be gift certificates from the local beauty salons, River’s Edge in Grand Coulee or Changes in Electric City.

H&H Grocery is actually a great place for little stocking stuffers, including holiday-theme scratch tickets. Know someone starting a business venture? They’ll need a logo. Try graphic design shop on Main Street. Coulee Playland carries just about everything you can think of for the boater or angler. And they carry nice selection of jackets and sweatshirts. Want something kind of exotic from the coulee? Spring Canyon Alpacas offers sweaters, socks, scarves, jackets, even pet beds, all made with luxurious alpaca fiber.


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Santa says don’t forget Loepps is your HDTV Headquarters! Samsung TV’s from 19” to 60” and BIGGER Ask about the new 3-D We have a terrific display of stands for that new HDTV --A style and shape to fit any budget. See our new line of oak stands. We carry a full line of TV accessories - cords. We have wall mounts for almost any flat screen TV.

We Will Be Closing At 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve Main St., Grand Coulee, WA 99133 509-633-0430 •

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Festive Flavors for the Holidays (Family Features) Updating holiday menus doesn’t have to mean out with the old and in with the new. Having a bit of fun by mixing up seasonal flavors can reinvigorate comfortable family classics while still evoking cozy memories of holidays past. This is good news for the eight out of 10 people who described their 2009 holiday meals as “predictable,” according to the National Pork Board’s “Holiday Table Trends 2010” survey. To help break free from holiday predictability, celebrity chef Michael Symon has created pork pairings inspired by the survey results. “Pork’s versatility makes it my first choice for holiday dinners,” said Symon. “I can pair pork with sweet holiday favorites like cranberry and cinnamon - and explore unexpected flavors like

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chocolate - when recreating holiday classics.” The survey also found that chocolate was a top-rated festive flavor that many people would never consider pairing with pork. But Symon insists that mole, a savory Mexican sauce that incorporates chocolate, is a perfect pork pairing. He created this “Cider-and-Beer-Braised Pork with Chocolate Mole” recipe to show how pork’s savory flavor can be enhanced by almost any holiday ingredient. Chef Symon has created more holiday recipes, such as “Coriander and Cumin Roasted Rack of Pork with Five Spice Pumpkin Puree.” For these recipes, a free brochure filled with tips, and videos for how to celebrate the season with pork, visit www. and

Cider-and-Beer-Braised Pork with Chocolate Mole 8 servings Prep time: 55 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours Chilling time: up to 24 hours (optional)

1 2 1/4-pound boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston Butt roast), exterior fat removed, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons canola OR olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1 large jalapeÒo chile, seeds removed and minced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons whole coriander seed 2 teaspoons cumin seed 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder 16 ounces lager beer (2 cups) 2 cups pure pressed, pasteurized apple cider OR juice (not from concentrate) 3 ounces grated or very finely chopped Mexican chocolate* 3 limes, juiced and zested 6 cups hot cooked rice


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Stir in onion, almonds, jalapeÒo and garlic. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until onion is crisptender and translucent. Stir in coriander seed, cumin seed, smoked paprika and ancho chile powder; cook for 1 minute. Add beer and apple cider and bring to a simmer. Cover and gently simmer over medium-low or low heat for 2 hours. If desired, cool mixture. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Spoon and discard fat from top of chilled mixture. Heat mixture over medium-high heat. Stir in lime juice and zest, and chocolate into hot mixture. Serve over rice. * If Mexican chocolate is unavailable, use 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate plus 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 3 drops almond extract. To Plate: Spoon rice into shallow bowls and top with pork in mole sauce. #10313_AR Source: National Pork Board

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Holiday survival guide rescues harried holiday hosts (Family Features) Anticipation

of the holiday season can be thrilling with all the shopping, parties and good cheer. But if procrastination kicks in somewhere between inviting the entire neighborhood for dinner and your current state of panic, don’t sweat it. In fact, take it easy. Food network star Ellie Krieger to the rescue. Krieger, registered dietitian and bestselling cookbook author of “So Easy,” created the Take It Easy Holiday Survival Guide featuring entertaining tips and original recipes designed with every party detail in mind, from appetizers to desert. “Holiday entertaining can be so stressful, it’s easy to forget that it’s supposed to be fun,” Krieger says. “My Take It Easy Holiday Guide can help you create a delicious, festive, memorable gathering, without the stress and angst that can sometimes take over during this busy season.” Krieger, host of “Healthy Appetite” on Cooking Channel, says her almond-inspired dishes are simple, delicious, and partyfriendly fare you can feel good about eating - and serving. California Almonds add sudden sophistication, flavor and a memorable crunch to any dish, she adds. “The key to a successful holiday gathering is to prepare simple, delicious dishes that leave you time to enjoy the company of family and friends,” Krieger says. “Take my advice - with a little planning and preparation you can have your holiday party and enjoy it, too!” The free guide featuring Krieger’s recipes and tips is available for download only at www.

Almond-Olive Tapenade by author and TV chef Ellie Krieger for Almond Board of California Yields 6 1/2-cup servings

1/2 cup whole natural almonds 1/4 cup golden raisins 1 medium clove garlic, minced 3 roasted red peppers (about 5 oz.) drained and rinsed 1/2 cup pitted green olives 1/3 cup fresh flat parsley leaves 1 Tb. extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp. sherry vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste In a dry skillet over mediumhigh heat, toast almonds, stirring frequently, until lightly browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Pour hot water over raisins and let them soak until they are plumped, about 10 minutes. Drain. Put almonds, raisins, garlic, peppers, olives, parsley, oil and vinegar in a food processor and pulse until finely minced, but still somewhat chunky, about 12 pulses. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Make up to a day ahead and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Serve with crackers, pita or crostini. Per serving: Calories 130; Total Fat 10g; (Sat Fat 1 g, Mono Fat 6.5 g, Poly Fat 2 g); Protein 3 g; Carb 9 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 210 mg #10423_AR Source: Almond Board of California

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Fire Safety Tips for Christmas Trees

• Both artificial and fresh cut trees should be kept away from heat registers, space heaters, fire places, wood stoves, and other heat sources. • Select lights appropriate for indoor use and listed by a testing laboratory (examples are UL or FM) and follow all manufacturer’s instructions.  • Ensure all electrical wiring is in good condition. • Don’t overload circuits and avoid using extension cords. • Turn lights off when you are not home and before going to sleep. • Artificial trees should be labeled “fire-retardant.”   A video demonstrating a Christmas tree fire is available on the United States Fire Administration website at http://www. shtm.  For additional fire safety tips visit the Washington State Patrol – Office of the State Fire Marshal website at http://www.   The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, training Washington State’s firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.  

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December is a month when many Washington residents stay at home, decorate for the Christmas holiday, and enjoy the company of family and friends. State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy says, “Fire safety should be a priority when putting up Christmas trees.  Fires can start when you least expect them, but if you take the necessary precautions and avoid potential fire hazards you can reduce your family’s risk.”   The following tips are recommended:   Selecting a tree:  To test for freshness, gently grasp a branch between your thumb and forefinger and then pull the needles toward you.  Very few needles should come off in your hand.  When the tree is shook or bounced, there should not be an excessive amount of green needles falling off, the loss of a few interior brown needles is normal.   Caring for fresh cut trees:  Prior to placing the tree in the stand, cut ? inch off of the trunk.  This along with keeping the stand’s water reservoir full at all times will keep it from drying out.   Dried-out trees are highly flammable and should not be left in homes, garages, or against the outside of houses.   Protect your tree from fire hazards: 


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The Legend of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Montgomery Ward, the Chicagobased department-store chain, had been buying and giving away children’s coloring books as Christmas gifts for their customers for years, but in 1939 decided to create its own book to save money. The retailer gave the assignment to one of its employees, 34-year old copywriter Robert L. May, who penned the story of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Some 2.4 million copies were handed out that year. May drew on the story “The Ugly Duckling” and also on his own background (he was often taunted as a child for being shy, small and frail) to create the story of the misfit reindeer. Several names were considered, including Rollo (too cheerful) and Reginald (too British), before May settled on Rudolph as his reindeer’s name. Concerns about Rudolph’s red nose (an image associated with drunkards) also were overcome. Written as a poem in the meter of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” May tested the story on his 4-year old daughter Barbara, who loved it. At about the same time that May was creating Rudolph, his wife died, leaving him deeply in debt with medical bills. However, he was able to persuade Montgomery Ward’s corporate president, Sewell Avery, to turn the copyright over to him in January 1947, ensuring May’s financial security. He quit his copywriting job in 1951 but would later return to Montgomery Ward,

where he worked until his retirement in 1971. May died in 1976. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was printed commercially in 1947, and in 1948 a nineminute cartoon of the story was shown in theaters. When May’s brother-in-law, songwriter Johnny Marks, wrote the lyrics and melody for the song “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” the Rudolph phenomenon was born. The song was recorded by Gene Autry in 1949 and shot to No. 1 on the charts, selling 2 million copies that year. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” would go on to become one of the best-selling Christmas songs of all time, second only to Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.” May’s story of Rudolph differed from the one we know today, made famous by Johnny Marks’ song and the 1964 television special narrated by Burl Ives. In the original story, Rudolph was not related to Santa’s reindeer and did not live at the North Pole, but in an ordinary reindeer village. He was well-adjusted and not regarded by his parents as a shameful embarrassment. He was discovered when Santa noticed a red glow coming from Rudolph’s room as he delivered presents to Rudolph’s house. Worried that a thickening fog would keep him from completing his Christmas Eve rounds, Santa tapped Rudolph to lead his reindeer team. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Montgomery Ward’s original book cover.

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Christmas concert tonight The school concert, involving fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade band and high school band students, the high school choir and the Coulee Brass will occur at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, (tonight) Dec. 15, at the Lake Roosevelt High School gym.

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The annual Christmas Program for Center Elementary will be held on Friday, Dec. 17. The program begins at 9 a.m. with a visit from Santa. Classroom parties will follow at approximately 10 a.m. All students will be dismissed for winter break at 11 a.m. No lunch will be served. School will resume on Monday, Jan. 3. Nespelem School’s program is Thursday. Santa pictures are at 5 p.m. The program starts at 6 p.m.

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16 Tips to Survive Your Office Party Holiday office parties offer a chance to meet people, mingle and make small talk. They also can be an opportunity to advance your career. Handled badly though, they could potentially torpedo it, too. Here are some tips to put your best foot forward: Making Small Talk 1. Reach out to someone. Smile. Make eye contact. Be approachable. Be open to conversation. 2. Give compliments. Offer someone else a compliment, but make sure you’re honest and don’t overdo it. If you receive one in return and feel uncomfortable, just say “Thank you.” Don’t discount the praise by telling the person all the reasons why you don’t deserve it. 3. Join an ongoing conversation. At a party, it is perfectly appropriate to join in a conversation. People often walk about, moving in and out of different conversations. See if you can join in with a group of people who are discussing something that interests you. 4. Have some topics of conversation prepared, but make sure to actually listen to the other person rather than rehearsing what you’ll say next. 5. Ask questions. Be curious and intrigued about other people and their lives and interests. 6. Be positive. People respond better to positive statements than negative. 7. Use active listening skills. Let the other person know that you understand what they are saying. Paraphrase what they say, ask for clarification and provide feedback. 8. Try to talk about things other

than work. Take the opportunity to get to know people on a personal level. 9. Include your guest in conversations if he or she is shy or doesn’t know anyone. Try bringing them into the conversation by finding common interests. Stick to neutral topics; avoid religion and politics. Bad Moves 1. Not attending the office party is bad form. You want to look like a team player. Your absence will be noted and could come back to haunt you at review time. Consider it an official work function. 2. Research the dress code before you go. Ask the organizer or someone who went to last year’s

party. When in doubt, err on the conservative/formal side. Avoid showing too much skin. 3. When you’re the guest at the office party, remember you are a reflection of your host. Complement them, don’t upstage them and don’t embarrass them. 4. Alcohol and office parties can be a bad mix. Pace yourself. Eat food and alternate alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic ones in order to maintain control. Smart Moves 1. Shake hands with your boss and other senior managers and wish them a happy holiday season. Make sure that your boss sees you at the holiday party, and also remembers speaking

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Last-Minute Gift Guide  

Tips for Christmas shopping in the Grand Coulee Dam area