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Mystery Photo of the Week Can you identify this photo? This is one of many unidentified photos on file at the Perry County Historical Society. If you can identify this photo, please email or call us at 573-547-4567.

75 YEARS AGO Perry County Republican, Oct. 28, 1937 Vernon Oberndorfer, son of A. J. Oberndorfer of Longtown, is home on a month’s furlough from the USS Pennsylvania, now stationed at San Pedro, Calif. Mr. Oberndorfer, who has completed six years in the Navy, recently enlisted for another 4-year term. He has made five advancements since enlisting, just last month being raised to machinist’s mate, first class, a non-commissioned office corresponding to a sergeant in the Army but with much higher pay.

50 YEARS AGO Perry Co. Republican, Nov. 1, 1962

Senior Center activities n Tai Chi exercise for seniors at the East Perry Senior Center at 12:15 p.m. and at the Perryville Senior Center at 1:30 p.m. Join us for stretching and balance exercises designed just for seniors. n Crafts with Perry Oaks/ Safe Harbor Hospice at 10 a.m. at the Perryville Senior Center. All supplies provided. Come join us for a fun holiday project. n Convenient Healthcare Blood Pressure Clinic at the Perryville Senior Center at 10 a.m. n University of Missouri Extension nutrition information with Estrella at the East Perry County Senior Center at 10 a.m.

25 YEARS AGO The Monitor, Oct. 29, 1987 It was a vexing business, judging this year’s “Give the Pumpkin a Face” contest, and a bit scary as well, however, after much debate, we narrowed the field to the three winners. Taking top honors in the “5 and under” category was Melanie Evans. Melanie (4) is the daughter of Glen and Sharon Evans of Rt. 3. In the “6-8 years of age” category, the winner was Katie Moll (8), the daughter of Gary and Marsha Moll of Feltz Street. Top spot in the “9-12 years of age” category was Brenda Haley (12), the daughter of Fred and Jeanette Haley of Rt. 6. All the winners took home a pumpkin of goodies for their creative efforts. Congratulations and thanks to all who entered.

of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will hold their Fall Rally at Trinity, Altenburg. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. The theme is “God knows your purpose… Do You!” The speakers will be the Belize Mission Team from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ellisville, Mo. Their fall trip will provide a dental clinic, as well as construction projects that incorporate teaching the villagers construction, hygiene and wellness. The in gathering will be monetary gifts for the Belize team to use for the villagers. A light meal will be served following the rally for a minimal cost. Fall Festival St. Joseph Parish of Apple Creek will hold its annual Fall Festival and Dinner. The buffet-style meal, including pork

sausage, backbone and sauerkraut, chicken and dumplings with all the trimmings and homemade pie, will be served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children, ages 6-12.


Parent meeting A networking group for parents/guardians who have a child with special needs has been launched. At this next meeting we will be doing just that, as we have our meeting at a special place, Willow House Bed and Breakfast, located at 220 E. North in Perryville. The meeting is planned for 6-8 p.m. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. If you are a parent/guardian of a child with special needs and are free that evening come


Bingo PCSC Bingo at 10:30 a.m. at the Perryville Senior Center.


Ten living grandparents is the heritage of James Randolph, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Brewer of Perryville. Randy was born last month at the Perry County Memorial Hospital. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brewer of Perryville and SM/Sgt. and Mrs. Ralph Thompson, formerly of Perryville, now stationed at Luke A. F, B., Ariz. His paternal living great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lon Brewer, and his maternal living great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leo Thompson of Byers, Colo., formerly of Yount, and Mrs. Hazel Johnson of Yount. His great-great-grandmother is Mrs. Reuben Edmond of Yount. How can the parents of this child prevent him from becoming spoiled by doting grandparents?

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Honor Flight benefit A benefit dance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 6-10 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Cape Girardeau. Doug and Mitch, a local band from Perryville, will provide music for dancing or just plain good listening. There will be plenty of food and drinks available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Franklin County Honor Flight. Modern Woodmen of America are generously donating through their Matching Funds Program for this benefit. If interested in attending, please call (636) 239-1415 or (573) 243-5046 for tickets.

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TOPS to meet Meets every Tuesday evening from 5-6 p.m. at the Perryville Senior Center. All ages, are welcome to this gathering.


Medicare drug plan Assistance for seniors shopping for 2013 Medicare drug plans is available free of charge in Perry County. Consumer Educators from APPLE Paperwork Service will be at the East Perry Senior Center at 10 a.m. on Nov. 8, and at the Perryville Senior Center at 10 a.m. on Nov. 15.

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SV marching band finishes first at contest Although the smallest school to compete, SV Color guard earned top score against larger divisions. By Amanda Layton

Although they be but little, they are fierce — at least that’s what the judges thought after witnessing the St. Vincent High School Marching Band’s first-place performance Saturday at the Ste. Genevieve Marching invitational. Of the six bands in the 1A/2A Class, which included Sparta, Kelley, East Prairie, Puxico and Herculaneum, St. Vincent was the smallest school to compete. “It was a moment these kids are going to remember for a long time,” SV band director Bill Fischer said. “They called the bands out in order from lowest scoring, sixth place, then fifth, so on and so forth, and with each time that St. Vincent wasn’t called, the intensity just built. It was incredible when they were named first.” Those who attended St. Vincent’s homecoming earlier this month got a preview of the competition piece that put the band on top, as they used their four-song medley

called “Pop Culture” they performed during half time of the game. “The piece features four current songs, ‘On the Floor,’ ‘We Found Love,’ ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘Raise Your Glass.’ The pieces were highlighted with solos performed by Matt Prost and Katie Mattingly. Fischer said the band started learning the material in early August, and it takes roughly eight weeks to arrange a good musical performance. “It is about entertainment,” he said. “It’s a very complicated venture and process. A lot goes into it.” This is the first time the St. Vincent band has placed first in this particular competition. Fischer said he was ‘blown away’ by the win. “We have taken home caption trophies before for outstanding color guard or percussion, but we had never won first place as a whole. I knew after their performance that they had a good shot at winning,” Fischer said. “You never know what the judges are looking for, but I thought we did well enough to be competitive.” In addition to the band’s first place finish, SV’s color

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The 2012 St. Vincent High School Marching Band beat out five other schools on Saturday to take top prize at the Ste. Genevieve Marching Band Invitational. The band, under the direction of Bill Fischer, performed their crowd pleasing homecoming halftime routine filled with current pop songs. The color guard who was named number one in the 1A/2A Division, also received the highest score from larger 3A schools that compete on a national level, according to Fischer. guard took top honors in the seasoned seniors. variety of clubs and sports. that all the band members 1A/2A division. “The band is young, but Half time performances fea- didn’t have other commit“Not only did they score that is normal, because as ture drummers in football ments. It was meant to be highest in our division, but time goes on, fewer upper uniforms, and cheerleaders that we make this competiour color guard had the classmen participate,” he holding wood-winds. tion.” highest score out of all the said. “We have eight seniors “It speaks volumes about Fischer said that over the 3A schools too, many of this year. I am impressed the kind of students we have past several years, St. Vinwhich compete on a na- with the playing of the here,” Fischer said. “Kids cent and Puxico have had a tional level. So it was really younger students, and think committed to excelling in friendly rivalry, with Puxico a feather in their hat, and the older kids are doing well so many areas. Sports like besting the SV band time shows just how talented this in their leadership rolls.” football, volleyball, cross and time again. group really is.” St. Vincent’s smaller stu- country and cheerleading as “The kids were just as Fischer’s pint-sized dent body means the per- well as the band. In a small excited about beating Puximarching band consists of formers in the band wear school like this, we have co as they were winning 51 members, including the many different hats when it to share the students. This first place,” he said laughseven color guard girls, comes to extra-curricular ac- is the only contest we will ing. “This was a significant ranging from inexperienced tivities. Fischer’s music stu- compete in this year be- performance for the band high school freshmen to dents are dedicated in a wide cause it is the only weekend and I’m very proud.”

Local wineries create Missouri’s latest wine trail, holiday tour set for Nov. 10-11 Six Southeast Missouri wineries have joined together to create Missouri’s newest wine trail — Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail — and the group is planning a number of enjoyable events to enhance the appeal of the region as a winery destination. Wineries on the trail include three in Perry County, The Barrens Winery in Perryville, Hemman Winery in Brazeau and Tower Rock Vineyard and Winery in Altenburg, and three in northern Cape Girardeau County, Rothbrick Winery in Jackson, Hunter Valley Winery in Cape Girardeau and Apple Creek Winery in Friedheim, which plans to open in November. “The six wineries are alike in that we all are family owned and operated, but each has its unique appeal,” said Bonnie Hemman, coowner of Hemman Winery and original organizer of the trail. “Together we offer a diversity of experiences and wines, from dry and semidry varieties to sweet and fruity offerings. Among the six of the wineries, there’s something for everyone Hemman serves as president of the group. Officers include Nancy Hadler of Tower Rock Vineyard and Winery as secretary and Julie Huber of The Barrens Winery as treasurer. The trail’s first event, “A Taste of the Holidays,” is scheduled for 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11. Each of the six wineries will offer a fine wine perfectly paired with a savory holiday treat, ranging from cheese fondue to glazed meatballs to desserts. Event tickets are now available at each of the wineries. A ticket purchased in advance is $20, and $25 if purchased the days of the event; a ticket for a designated driver is only $15. Ticket price includes a souvenir wine glass, while supplies last. Participants can start the trail event at any of the six wineries, and those who have their ticket stamped at all six wineries during the two days are entered to win

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Perry and Cape County wineries have banded together to form Missouri’s latest wine trail. The trail’s first event, “A Taste of the Holidays,” is scheduled for 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11. a lavish gift basket. “We invite folks to kick off the holiday season with an event that allows them to visit six wineries over two days’ time to sample a variety of wines, delicious foods and a range of experiences,” Hemman said. Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail is Missouri’s eighth wine trail. It winds 40 miles, from the center of Perry County southward

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BUSINESS October is a busy time for Chamber...

October turned out to be a very busy and successful month. We kicked off the month with a Business After Hours at Double T’s and held graduation for Leadership Perryville Class of 2012. For our first year, we had thirteen enroll and eleven graduate. Those who completed the requirements and graduated included: Barb Casper, Tom Frasher, Debra Austin, Scott Sattler, Jennifer Lauck, Paul Gard, Maryann (Miki) Gudermuth, Amy Hale, Debbie Gahan, Steve Keller and Beth Yamnitz. Melissa has been so kind to put together a year book for the class. Please stop by the Chamber if you would like to see one of these or if you CINDY would like more information on enrollBUCCHEIT ing for next years class. CHAMBER There was a great turnout for our PRESIDENT fall meeting at the Elks Lodge, where I highlighted the Chamber job fair held in August. It was extremely successful, and another one is already in the works for the spring of 2013. The tourism/business development and education board sub-committee, along with the help of Steph Richardet and Tammy Lowes, are working to plan a workshop on how to grow your current business. The results from the survey sent out by the Chamber are in and the board thought the QR Code was a great idea and a way to stay up-to-date. Next year at the annual meeting in January, everyone will receive a new window cling like normal, but these will include the chamber’s QR Code, which will allow visitors to be directed to Chamber businesses while in the area. After researching what other Chambers have done to help increase attendance at Chamber Functions, the majority suggested appointing ambassadors. Members have been asked to participate in the Ambassador Program. We had four interested members and are still welcoming others. Stop by the Chamber if you would like specific information or if you’re interested in volunteering. John Rauh with the Perry County Military Museum was the meeting’s guest speaker, providing information on their plans for their new temporary home on the second floor of the Perryville Higher Education Center and what their future plans are for the military museum. Attendees elected new Board Members who will be sworn in at the Annual Meeting in January. Those elected include, Nicole Moore (Modern Woodman of America), Steph Richardet (Paycheck Payroll Services), John Staggs (Sears) and Erika Worley (Regions Bank). Finishing up the month, Perryville walked away with top prizes at 49th Annual Missouri Community Betterment Award Banquet. Perryville highlighted four projects this year including Community Recycling, Challenger Baseball, TIF Project and The SV Food Pantry which gave them the first place. The Youth Council took home both first place in their category and first place overall youth groups as they highlighted their BTC Grants. On Oct. 25, local businesses on and around the square showed their appreciation to their customers, and that evening Moonlight Madness was held for the children. A night filled with food, a RE/MAX haunted house, TG MO Decorated/Carved Pumpkin Contest, Halloween Parade, VFW Auxiliary Costume Contest, P.A.W.S Costumed Critter Contest and lots of mystery prize give-aways donated by several local Chamber businesses. Thank you to all of the participating businesses that stayed open for this event: 15 West, Body Treats Therapeutic Massage, The Republic Monitor, Lorenz Shoe Store, Rozier’s True Value, K&L Sports Locker, Perry Park Center. On October 26 Poker Walk attendees registered and walked to five local drinking establishments before they made their way back to the KC club room to try their luck at a hand in poker, and enjoy the music of Common Thread. Poker walk winners include: Best Hand: first place, Rick Favier; second place, Cindy Cissell; and third place, Mark Hager. Costume winners included: Best Individual, Donna Favier; Best Group, Jamaican Bobsled Team and Best Couple, Tom and Kristal Brickhaus and Lynn and Dana Koenig. The 4th Annual Chili Cook Off was held Oct. 27, while the Perryville Farm and Forest Rally cars started their Tour de Perry County. Winners for the Chili Cook Off include: first place chili, Darris Price of Big Bear’s BBQ; second place chili, David and Karen PearceWillow House Bed and Breakfast and third place chili, the Red Hot Chili Preppers- Danny Kirn, Ryan Wichern and Steve DuVall. First place wings went to Bank Of MO “Loan Rangers” - Eric Clements and first place salsa went to Big Bear’s BBQ- Darris Price. Other upcoming events include: Holiday Lighting on Friday, Dec. 7. This will include light displays in the Perryville City Park. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and elves arrive to visit with Children on the square. Enjoy treats and hot drinks which are donated by local businesses, as well as music by the Perryville Elementary. If you would like to be in this year’s Christmas Parade meet at the Armory at 5 p.m. the parade will leave at 5:30 p.m.



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Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events Mark your calendar to participate in this month’s chamber events. TODAY, NOV. 1

Business After Hours The Perry County Historical Society- located at the Higher Education Center in Perryville at 7 p.m. Women’s Network Bunco Tournament At The Barrens Winery. Registration begins at 6 p.m. submitted photo

Jennifer Delbec, owner of Storybook Ceramics, was joined by family, friends and Chamber of Commerce members for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 31. An open house was also held from 4:30-7 p.m.


Award presentation At noon, Representatives from the MSB will be in Perryville to formally present the community with a banner for the first place win at the MCB conference. The location will be announced at a later date.

The Chamber Welcomes New Members

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Days Inn proudly announces a Grand Opening, after a total renovation of the property which includes all new spacious guest rooms. Management held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 5 with lunch provided.

The Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, member-supported organization of business, industrial and professional people who are dedicated to developing, promoting and maintaining a sound and healthy economic climate for Perryville. The Chamber is a not-forprofit organization with over 420 members working together to enhance the Perryville business community.

Chamber of Commerce Business Briefs TGMO Employee of the Month Melissa Mosby has been chosen as TG Missouri Employee of the Month for October, 2012. Melissa has been employed at TG Missouri since Dec. 1, 2003, and currently works in the Polyurethane Department.

Work Force to make donations Work Force will make a $1 donation for every new Facebook ‘like’ they receive through Dec. 1, Melissa 2012. As a tribute to the more than 500 people Mosby who have already liked Workforce on Facebook, the company has dedicated $1,200 to serve as a beginning for this campaign and hopes to raise between $7,000 and $10,000. The items will be distributed to area schools and organizations throughout the region in mid-December. They will make a $2 donation for every ornament brought to their office through Dec. 1, 2012

Worley promoted Erika Worley has been promoted by Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE:RF) as a Community Banking Relationship Manager for the Southeast Missouri team. Erika will be responsible for Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Perryville and Ste. Genevieve markets. Worley has a B.S.B.A. in Organizational Administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She serves on the Board of the Perryville Chamber of Commerce and is active in Relay for Life. She and her husband Robert have two sons Erika and reside in Perryville. Worley

struction holds with several government entities. Robinson currently holds 13 MATOCs for work in 12 different states and for seven different branches of the government. The contracts are for maintenance, repair, design-build, and design-bid-build construction projects. The task orders recently awarded to Robinson include a new $6.9M Community Living Center at Colmery O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka, Kan.; repair/replacement of military family housing sewer/domestic water mains at Little Rock AFB, Ark. - $2.7M; and an asphalt pavement repair project at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in Camp Douglas, Wis. - $280K. Robinson will serve as the general contractor on these projects.

Newell joins Sandberg

Sandberg Phoenix law firm welcomes Perryville native Brittany Newell as a new associate. She earned her Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law While attending SIU she received three CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, Phi Kappa Phi 2L award, Phi Kappa Phi 3L Award and the Legal Medicine Perspectives Award. She was a member of the Brittany Journal of Legal Medicine and Managing Editor Newell of Legal Medicine Perspectives. She graduated summa cum laude with her B.A. in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University. She was a summer associate for Sandberg Phoenix in 2011 and a law clerk from 2011-2012.

Hahn is UEI Month

Robinson awarded contracts

Robinson Construction Company was recently awarded three government task orders for projects totaling approximately $10 million in contract value. The task orders came as a result of the Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOCs) Robinson Con-

Shannon Hahn

United Enterprises, Inc. has named Shannon Hahn as Employ of the Month for September. Shannon is a great employee who always does his best. His hobbies are fishing, hunting and anything outdoors. His favorite thing about working at UEI is the people he works with.

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PALETTE Everyone’s different; everyone’s the same When I’m lying in bed and get too hot, I’ll often stick a leg out of the covers as a means of temperature control. I don’t know why this works, but it does. Of course, BILL this strategy LITTLE isn’t news TALES to anyone. OF LIFE We’ve all done this at one time or another. And why? Because, we’re all the same. There are days when things are piled up, and I’m running late and I’ve gotten dressed straight out of the dryer. Other days, I’ve thrown on clothing from a laundry basket atop the dryer. Sure, we don’t want to admit to doing this regularly, because it goes against what we feel is acceptable and, yet, most of us have done so. Why … because, we’re all the same. I have a favorite food I eat every time without letting it cool first. For me, it’s DQ’s chicken strips with gravy. I no sooner get them through the car window than find myself diving into the bag. Hot chicken strips dunked in hot gravy — straight into the mouth, scalding my tongue until it resembles a dried dog tick. We’ve all done it over and over again with our favorite hot foods and yet, we still repeat the madness, because we can’t wait for the goodness of a favorite food. And why? Yes, because we’re all the same. And really, must I See LITTLE/Page 2B

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White House, elephant and donkey cookie cutters were purchased at the gift shop of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. Photo by Libby Roerig

No matter your political affiliation, whet your appetite for Election Day with these recipes

The United States of … good food I BUY THE BOOK “White House Cookbook, Revised and Updated Centennial Edition,” by Hugo Ziemann and F. L. Gillette, $18.95 paperback. ON PAGE 2B Recipes for n Squirrel Soup (from 1894) n Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes n Spicy Seafood Gumbo n Grandma’s Goofy Cake NOMINATE A COOK Know someone living in or from Perry County who is a fantastic cook? Tell us, and he or she could be featured. Email or write Republic-Monitor, Attn.: By the Book, P.O. Box 367, Perryville, MO 63775. ABOUT “BY THE BOOK” This column focuses on everything food — reviewing cookbooks, kitchen techniques and fabulous food finds.

come from a long line of enthusiatic voters. My mom, 71, proudly remembers voting in her very first presidential election, and she has a flag that flew over the White House tucked away (somewhere).

As soon as I turned 18, I registered to vote, and until I started moving around a lot in the past couple of years, I never missed even a municipal election. After my mom retired, she worked part-time at the county voter registration and elections LIBBY office in my hometown. She ROERIG signed my S.C. voter registration BY THE card — something I’ve saved BOOK and treasured since registering in Missouri. As patriotic as we are, we’re not an overly political clan. It’s more about taking pride in participating in our democracy, no matter how messy it seems this time of year. Frankly, I’m not really comfortable talking about politics in public, and you won’t see a bumper sticker on my car for anything other than my favorite football team and alma mater. Perhaps it’s my training as a journalist, but I see the pluses and minuses on both sides of the aisle. Also, history shows us these things tend

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Alcohol has been an integral part of presidential entertaining since George Washington uncorked multiple bottles of wine, porter and beer for statesmen and total strangers alike, finishing off each meal

to be pretty cyclical. One thing I do hold fervently and am not afraid to stump for: Good food. Earlier this year on a visit to our nation’s capital, I stopped in a gift shop and could not resist picking up this tome: “The White House Cookbook: Revised and Updated Centennial Edition,” published by John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1996. “First published during Grover Cleveland’s second term 100 years ago, the original “White House Cookbook” represents a time when cooks spent all day in the kitchen and obesity was considered a sign of good living. Now it’s been revised and updated with low-fat, no-fat, fast and delicious recipes shown next to the original versions — including recipes from Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush.” It’s a fun cookbook — no matter your political affiliation. Here’s a few recipes (including one for Squirrel Soup) to get you in the mood for Election Day next week. See you at the polls! (Libby Roerig is a resident of Perryville. Email her at

with glasses of Madeira and wine. John Adams drank hard cider daily and sometimes enjoyed beer for breakfast. Thomas Jefferson was a great connoisseur of wines and spent himself into a hole importing the finest vintages. James Monroe gathered friends around the punch

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bowl, singing merrily and keeping time with his fork. John Quincy Adams loved his “hard buttered cider rum.” The crowds got sauced at Andrew Jackson’s inauguration and stormed the White House. Jackson had to crawl out of a window to escape. As a knee-jerk reaction to the inebriated “mobocracy,”

in 1837 Martin Van Buren put a damper on things: No more whiskey punch for the eager masses. It cost him the next election. His successor William Henry Harrison’s dinners were called “regular hard cider affair(s),” but he died one month into his presidency. See SERVE/Page 2B

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Page 2B • Thursday, November 1, 2012 SQUIRREL SOUP From the White House Cookbook, 1894, reprinted. Wash and quarter three or four goodsized squirrels; put them on with a small tablespoon of salt, directly after breakfast, in a gallon of cold water. Cover the pot close, and set it on the back part of the stove to simmer gently, not boil. Add vegetables just the same as you do in case of other meat soups in the summer season, but especially good will you find corn Irish potatoes, tomatoes and Lima beans. Strain the soup through a coarse colander when the meat has boiled to shreds, so as to get rid of the squirrels’ troublesome little bones. Then return to the pot, and after boiling a while longer, thicken with a piece of butter rubbed in flour. Celery and parsley leaves chopped up are also considered an improvement by many. Toast two slices of bread, cut them into dice one-half inch square, fry them in butter, put them into the bottom of your tureen, and then pour the soup boiling hot upon them. Very good.

TWICE-BAKED SWEET POTATOES From the “White House Cookbook, Revised and Updated Centennial Edition.” 1¾ pounds small, unpeeled sweet potatoes ½ cup golden raisins

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SPICY SEAFOOD GUMBO From the “White House Cookbook, Revised and Updated Centennial Edition.” SPICE MIX: 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1½ teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon chopped dried parsley ½ teaspoon thyme ¼ teaspoon ground oregano 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper GUMBO: ¾ cup low-sodium chicken bouillon 2 cups finely chopped celery 2 cups chopped onions 3 tablespoons gumbo filé powder 1 teaspoon minced garlic 15-ounce can tomato sauce 4 cups bottled clam juice 1 cup no-salt-added chicken bouillon 2 cups frozen chopped okra, thawed 2 cups packed, canned chunk crab meat, drained 2 (6½-ounce) cans mixed clams, drained 8 ounce frozen precooked baby shrimp, thawed 2¼ cups cooked white rice

In a small bowl, combined spice mix ingredients and set aside. In a stock pot, combine ¾ cup chicken bouillon, celery, and onions. Sauté over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir in gumbo filé ponder, garlic, and spice mix. Turn heat to high and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent sticking as ingredients become very thick. Add tomato sauce, clam juice, 1 cup no-salt-added bouillon, and okra; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add crab, clams and shrimp, cover pot, and turn off heat. Let pot sit covered for 8-10 minutes, or until seafood is just warmed. Serve at once. Spoon ¼ cup rice into each bowl and top with 1 cup gumbo. (Note: Cooked seafood may also be used in place of canned or frozen seafood.)

GRANDMA’S GOOFY CAKE From the “White House Cookbook, Revised and Updated Centennial Edition.” CAKE: 1½ cups sifted all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup cold water Cooking spray FROSTING: 1½ ounces fat-free cream cheese 2 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup sifted powdered sugar

½ teaspoon brown sugar substitute ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon allspice ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 8 ounces unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

In a large mixing bowl, stir together dry cake ingredients. Make a hole in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Mix well with an electric mixer. Add cold water and mix again. Pour batter into 9x9-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cook cake at least 60 minutes before frosting. Frosting can be made while cake is cooling. In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, margarine, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Spread over cooled cake. Refrigerate frosted cake.

1 cup mini marshmallows Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour or until tender. Let cool 15 minutes. Cut each potato in half lengthwise; carefully scoop pulp into a bowl,

leaving shells intact. Mash pulp; stir in raisins, brown sugar substitute, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and pineapple. Spoon into shells; sprinkle with pecans and marshmallows. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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WHITE BEAN AND SPINACH SALAD With so few ingredients, this salad is surprisingly substantial thanks to the protein and fiber of the beans and big flavors from red onion and bold Dijon dressing. This is an excellent cold side salad for grilled meals or sandwiches. Serves 4-6. 3 cups cooked no salt added cannellini beans (from 2 cans beans drained and rinsed) 1 small red onion, quartered and thinly sliced 4 cups tightly packed fresh spinach leaves, (about ¼ pound) tough stems removed 2½ tablespoons Dijon mustard 2½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning In a large mixing bowl, combine beans and onion. Slice spinach into thin ribbons and add to the beans. In a separate small bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar and Italian seasoning. Pour dressing over the bean mixture and stir to combine all ingredients. Serve immediately or chill until ready to use.

Murray From Page 1B Here are some simple things to increase your energy levels: Hydrate: Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water a day. Breathe: Deeply in through your nose, fill your lungs from the bottom up, slowly exhale through your mouth. If you don’t breathe deeply, your body never gets the trigger to relax. That fact means you stay in a constant state of stress, which leads to further fatigue. Eat your dark, leafy green vegetables. Greens are full of vitamins and nutrients that purify the blood and strengthen the

immune system. Also eat whole grains, beans and other vegetables. Exercise. Get more sleep. We all know there are things we can do to increase our energy and vitality. When and what you eat has a tremendous impact on how you feel, your energy level, even your ability to communicate. Here is a protein packed dark leafy green recipe for you to try. (Diane Murray lives in Perryville and is a certified holistic health coach. Email her at diane@ or go to for information on wellness groups, classes and events in the southeast Missouri area.)

Serve From Page 1B In 1845, the Victorian, moralistic Polks from Tennessee ruled out fun completely: No drinking, eating, dancing or card playing in the White House. Lincoln didn’t deny wine to visitors, but he didn’t care for it himself. Ulysses Grant typically abstained but fortified his guests with Roman punch and champagne. Teddy Roosevelt loved a mint julep but didn’t care for bourbon, so his “Rooseveltian Julep” was primarily mint and sugar (sacrilege!). Prohibition put an abrupt halt to public consumption. White House guests were instead served a “squall” of fruit punch. FDR prepared for Prohibi-

Little From Page 1B continue on with things like the inconspicuous public clearing of dry, stuffy noses or lying about having “broken the wind” among friends? No, it’s not necessary. Why? Well, because of course, we’re all the same. We’ve all had lost opportunities and regret obtained during our path of life. We’ve all realized successes and good fortune at some point. We’ve all felt pain and enjoyed the sense of happiness. Sure, our experiences are different and obviously we don’t all look the same, but on the inside, the place where it counts, we are truly the same animal. I don’t know what it is that really brought me to this topic for this week’s

tion by ordering four cases of Old Reserve, then after setting foot in office finally freed the country from “the drought.” FDR was particularly fond of martinis himself, and his buddy Winston Churchill drank up all the Scotch during his lengthy White House visits as they strategized the Allied attack in World War II. Things loosened up after

that, but although alcohol was served at official functions over the next few decades, the White House bar remained discretely hidden from view. JFK and Jackie made the bold move to restore it to plain sight. With Jimmy Carter, spirits were once again out. Reagan enjoyed a good cognac, George H.W. Bush sipped a martini, and the

Clintons promoted American wines. The next teetotaler was George W. Bush, but only because he had abused alcohol in his youth. Obama enjoys a good brew or glass of wine from time to time. And if Romney were to win office, alcohol might once again get the boot, or the pour (down the drain).

column. I guess it’s the politics of the season finally getting on my nerves or the extreme division that I see in our country right now; people broken out by income classes, race, state of residence and religion. People being told by our politicians we should hate one another for our differences and finding new ways to divide us up into new classes. These are the same politicians who promise to work together for one America. All throughout the past year or more, I’ve started to pay attention to the consistent decline of this great gift that we’ve been given. This union of people who had one goal in common — freedom from the suppression of a supreme governing body — people who gave their lives for this gift so it could be passed down to the future generations.

Our generation. And what have we done with it now? We’ve allowed a new governing body to grow so immense it has now begun turning us against one another in an effort to divide us, red versus blue, haves versus the have-nots, family member versus family member; all in the name of earning votes. I don’t care how you vote. In fact, I don’t even care if you do vote. But, if you do plan to talk politics with others, I ask that you do one thing. Don’t discuss it with division in your mind. Don’t head into a conversation with a thought of malice against your neighbor in your heart. Instead, remember everybody else who is a citizen of this country has the same right to pull that lever, fill in that circle or punch that card as you have. Why? Because we’re all

the same. Amidst all the differences we have, we’re all sons and daughters of the good old U.S. of A. God help us to remember the strength of our unity and country must come first. In the end, we all share the pride of being Americans, and we all owe it to our forefathers to build her strong again. That task can only be accomplished by all of us doing our part, playing our role and again taking pride in the fact that together, we are the greatest country the world has ever known. Together we stand, together we work, and together we are willing to fight for our freedom because, in the end, we’re all the same. (Bill Little operates a business in Perryville. Email him at wdlittle@

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n A chili supper and gift and craft silent auction will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults, $5. Youngsters, $3. Age five and under are free wth parent.

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n Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon following the 10:40 a.m. service.

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n St. Joseph Parish of Apple Creek will hold its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, and sauerkraut, chicken and dumplings with all the trimmings and homemade pie, will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children, ages 6 to 12. Take I-55 to Biehle Exit 123, go south on Highway B (one mile), turn left on Highway F (five miles).

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n A Halloween dance will be held at the St. Maurus Parish Center in Biehle on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. Music provided by Dave Caputo. Snacks and a cash bar will be available. Costume prizes will be awarded for Best Couple ($50) and Most Original ($75). Matching funds are provided by WCU.

n The Altenburg Zone of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will hold their Fall Rally on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Trinity, Altenburg. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. There will be pre rally singing at 12:45 p.m. and the rally will begin at 1:00 p.m. The speakers will be the Belize Mission Team from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ellisville, Mo.

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our country’s economy and future breaks her heart, but hopes tonight will help to heal it, and those suffering directly. “We the church need to stand up and be the light in the world,” she said. For those interested in praying for the nation tonight, show up to United Methodist at 7 p.m.


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one concentrated night of unified men and women coming together under one roof. “We believe the Lord loves unity,” Brune said. The night, sans a pastor, will be led by the men and women themselves through scripture, responsive reading, music and prayer. “We’ll have prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, different songs for the nation,” Brune said. “But we’ll honor God, first and foremost.” Brune says the fear for


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With the upcoming presidential election only weeks away, a group of concerned, interdenominational men and women will gather at Perryville United Methodist Church tonight to pray for the nation. Their mission is a simple one, and follows the second chronicle, 7:14 — “If my people who are called by my name and humble themselves … I will hear from Heaven and … heal their land.”

“We love our country, but we are seeing it change,” said Anna Grace Brune, a member of the group. “We just need to stand up and love [our country]. If we live life the way God wants us to, the United States will change. This idea was in many of us.” As is common practice every four years, many of the local Perryville congregations spend the 40 days leading up to the election praying. Though tonight’s event is similar, this will be just


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nificance of one vote in the following historical situations. The English Parliament gave Oliver Cromwell control of England by one vote in 1645. Deputies in France changed the country from a monarchy to a republic in 1875 by a vote of 353 to 352. During the American Revolution, many colonists were very anti-British. As a result, the Continental Congress nearly abolished English as our official language and almost made it German. The language change was defeated by only a single vote. In 1845 the U.S. Senate voted to admit Texas to the United States, by a vote of 26 to 25. Indiana Senator Hannigan changed his vote at the last minute which allowed Texas into the Union. Ironically, he had been elected by only a single vote himself. One of the most significant votes ever was taken on Nov. 8, 1923 when the tiny Nazi party met in Munich and, by a single vote, elected Adolph Hitler as its new leader. That seemingly insignificant vote eventually led to World War II. Maybe this year’s election isn’t quite that significant, but each of us should pray for our nation, be as informed as possible and cast our vote for the candidates we feel are best equipped to serve our country. Many citizens in other countries aren’t allowed to vote. I hope you’ll learn what you can about the issues, ask God for wisdom and then cast your vote on Nov. 6. (Richards is pastor of the Refuge Church in Oakwood, Mo. Email him at iamtimrichards@yahoo. com.)

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The St. Vincent de Paul Parish Choir has produced another CD entitled, “Our Faith in Song at St. Vincent.” The CDs are available for purchase for $15 each at the Parish Center Office, 1010 Rosati Court. The previous CDs entitled “Seasons of Song at St. Vincent” produced in 2008 are also available for purchase for $5 each. This photo graces the cover of the choir’s new album.


I recently saw a report on one of the major news networks which said if all the northern swing states go for President Obama and each of the Southern Swing States vote for Governor Romney, we will end up with an Electoral College tie. If that happens, each canTim didate will Richards receive 269 Electoral College votes. The report featured an interview with Democrat Joe Trippe and Republican Karl Rove; both agreed that while this scenario is unlikely, it’s not impossible. If it happens, the House of Representatives will select the president and the Senate will choose the vicepresident. Since the House currently has a Republican majority and the Senate a Democratic majority that would probably mean Mitt Romney would become president and Joe Biden would be vice-president. It sounds like a royal mess to me. I have written before about the importance of praying for our nation and I hope you’re doing that as we approach next week’s election. We need God’s help as we elect leaders who will guide our nation for the next several years. As an individual I have political opinions, but as a pastor I never tell anyone how to vote. I usually only tell my family and closest friends who I plan to vote for. However, I encourage everyone who qualifies to vote. Please consider the sig-



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