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POB 326 Newark Valley, NY 13811-0326

Serving the Southern Tier

COVER ARTIST
Joanne Goulart-Weber
Candor, NY

ABOUT THE ARTIST

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All Saints Day


Daylight Savings Time ends
World Vegan Day
All Souls Day
Election Day
King Tut Day (child kings tomb discovered in
1944)
Arbor Day in HI, TX
Veterans Day
America Recycles Day
Take a Hike Day
Mark Twain published The Celebrated Jumping
Frog of Calaveras County (1865)
Gettysburg Address (1863)
World Hello Day (promote global peace)
Thanksgiving Day
Cruelty-Free Friday
Small Business Saturday
Advent
Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of
the United Kingdom (1990) was
referred to as the Iron Lady

Originally from New Bedford, MA,


Joanne Goulart graduated from the
University of Vermont with a
Bachelor of Arts degree, then studied art at Yale
University School of Art. She lived in NYC for about nine
years, working in publishing at the Oxford University
Press as a Gal Friday.
Joanne yearned to live in the country, so came to Candor
in 1960, where she taught art in Candor Jr. High School
and High School. She built a house in Candor in 1965 and
has lived there ever since. In 1981 Joanne married
Donald Weber.
Though retired, Joanne still does art for personal
enjoyment, and attends workshops twice a week
(Wednesdays in Big Flats, where the focus is portraits
and Thursdays in Ithaca, where the focus is nude
drawings).

November is: National American Indian Heritage Month


National Military Appreciation Month

Evolution of Black Friday


Through The Years
2005:
2010:
2012:
2013:
2014:
2020:

5am
3am
12am
Thursday 8pm
Thursday
4th of July

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday


held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of
the busiest shopping periods of the year. It is a
counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and
encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and
Trivial Pursuit...
mortar businesses that are small and local.
Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die
of tobacco-related diseases.
For Dedicated Bargain Hunters
If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and
Following are items that generally go on sale in November:
look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
Blankets and quilts
The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth
Boys suits and coats
each year.
Cars (used)
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day
Lingerie
due to falling space dust.
Major appliances
A comet's tail always points away from
Mens suits and coats
the sun.
Shoes
Warner Communications paid $28 million
White goods
for the copyright to the song
Winter clothing
Happy Birthday.
November 2015

Moonlighter

CONTENTS

The Moonlighter press


P.O. Box 326
Newark Valley, NY 13811

November 2015

VOL. 15, No. 3

(607) 642-3393 (phone/fax)


www.Moonlighterpress.com

Features

Publishers
Eileen Morock & Elayne Dudek

Distribution Areas:
Newark Valley, Berkshire, Richford, Lisle,
Whitney Point, Glen Aubrey, Maine, Owego,
Apalachin, Johnson City, Endicott, Vestal,
Union Center, Endwell, Binghamton, Nichols,
Tioga Center, Barton, Waverly, Candor,
Spencer, Van Etten, Ithaca (NY) & Sayre (PA)
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Thought for the Month


"As we express our gratitude, we must never
forget that the highest appreciation is not to
utter words, but to live by them."

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

November 2015

Cover Design/About the Artist ................. 2


Memories of Catatonk In the 1930s & 40s ............. 4
Kiribati Diary (chapter 27) ............. 5
Back On Broad Street - Down Waverly Way .......... 6
Owegos Indian Maiden Sa-Sa-Na Loft (part 12) .... 8
Senior Scene ....................... 9
Honoring Our Veterans .... 10
Writing From My Rocker ................. 12
Our Daily Bread ..................... 16
Mindclips ...................... 17
Legendarium A Screenplay (Episode 6, Part 4) ... 19
First Nation ... 20
Annies Corner ... 21
Health & Fitness ...................... 22
Our World, Our Home .................. 24
Animal Heart Tugs ................... 25
Essential Oils - Then and Now (part 138) ........ 29
Holiday Fun ..................... 30
Not-So-Gourmet Recipes ................... 32
Color Bear ..... 33
Owego Holiday Showcase ..... 34
Small Business Saturday ..... 37
Poetic License ............................ 40
A Laughing Matter ..................... 43
Whats Happening ..................... 44
In the Spirit of Thanksgiving .... 46

Miscellaneous
Announcements . 4
Home Improvement .............................. 14
Car Care ................................... 26
Dining Guide to Area Restaurants .................... 38
Businesses & Services Directory ...................... 42

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Redemption Center Hours: Saturdays 8-1

MEMORI ES OF CATATONK

IN THE 1 930s & 40s

By Dick Anderson

In past issues, I discussed Catatonk in


the 1930s. As we moved from that peaceful, but
difficult decade, on into 1940, life began to change. In
the fall of that year, our government, fearful the war in
Europe would expand to our shores, created the
military draft. This was a method by which young men
were inducted into military service, supposedly by a
lottery system.

Then, on December 7, 1941, it happened. Japan


attacked Pearl Harbor, and we were in the war. Life on
the home front changed after the attack and
declaration of war. National pride and respect for our
military increased dramatically. More and more young
men from our community and across the nation chose
not to wait for the draft, but stood in line to enlist. As
they left, women were encouraged to enter the
previously male dominated workforce. Rosie the
Riveter, Wanda the Welder, Martha the Machinist, and
other names were used in advertisements encouraging
women to do so.

There was paranoia on the part of some officials, even


in small hamlets like Catatonk. An air raid warden was
appointed, a siren placed on top of the County
Highway Department building, and periodic air raid
drills were performed. When the siren sounded, all
lights were to be turned off, fearing they could be used
as a guide to larger industrial areas. Certainly we had
nothing worth bombing.

With the war, many products became rationed, which


meant some were not available to the public, while
others were limited. For example, you couldnt drive

into a gas station and say fill it up because only so many


gallons a week were allowed. Each vehicle had an A-B-CT- or X sticker on the windshield along with a book of
ration stamps. The average citizen had an A sticker,
which allowed three gallons a week, while a B sticker
(usually farmers) could purchase six gallons a week for
personal autos. Doctors, ministers, truck drivers, and
members of Congress, with C, T and X stickers, were
allowed larger amounts for use in their occupation. To
conserve fuel, the war time national speed limit was 35
miles per hour.
Coffee, sugar, butter and meat were rationed along with
many other products considered crucial to the war
effort. In an effort to prevent unscrupulous merchants
from taking advantage of the shortage, government
regulations went into effect, putting strict price controls
on many products. Rationing didnt bother my family
because we had little money, and going without was a
way of life for us. But wages did increase, and with the
militarys need for products and overtime required of
most employees, my dads fortunes started improving.

announcements
congratulations
& happy anniversary:
Kristofors Restaurant, Endicott, NY (39 years)
Shear Paradise, Owego, NY (35 years)
Health Beat Natural Foods & Deli, Johnson City, NY
(32 years)
East of the Sun, West of the Moon, Owego, NY
(28 years)
Dougs Automotive Service, Endicott, NY
(14 years)
The Cellar Restaurant, Owego, NY (12 years)
Grandmas Cottage, Owego, NY (5 years)
Jaynes Flower Shop, Waverly, NY (4 years)
The Petal Pusher, Owego, NY (6 years)
Crooked River Co-Op, Waverly, NY (2 years)
Top of the Morning Wine & Liquor, Nichols, NY (2 years)
Yeaman Athletics & Nutrition, Owego, NY (2 years)
Life Choices Center, Owego, NY (2 years)
Everybodys Bulk Food Market, Owego, NY (2 years)
Shellys Redemption Center, Tioga Center, NY (1 year)
Blackbird Bakery & Eatery, Owego, NY (1 year)
Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop it.

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Ki ri bati Di ary

Submitted by and in memory of Kay Perkins


In 1997 Kay Perkins began a 2-year stint in
Kiribati as a member of the Peace Corps.
While there, she kept a diary of her experiences. She graciously
shared this diary with us, so that we can share it with our
readers.
Some info on Kiribati:
Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation
located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. The permanent
population is just over 100,000 (2011), and the island nation is
composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, dispersed
over 1,351,000 square miles straddling the equator, and
bordering the International Date Line at its easternmost point.
The name Kiribati is the local pronunciation of "Gilberts", derived
from the main island chain, the Gilbert Islands, which in turn were
named after the British explorer Thomas Gilbert, who discovered
the islands. The capital, South Tarawa, consists of a number of
islets connected through a series of causeways, located in the
Tarawa archipelago. Kiribati became independent from the
United Kingdom in 1979. It is a member of the Commonwealth
of Nations, the IMF and the World Bank, and became a full
member of the United Nations in 1999.

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN

2/21/98

I cant believe I havent written in many days! So much


has happened! I didnt go to the KPC (Kiribati Protestant
Church) Maneaba to see the Mai because it was so late
when they broke up here. Gretchen said she went. The
president and his entourage didnt get there until 9:45
and it went on until 2am the next day. Five of the
presidential party walked from here to islet, to islet, to
islet to Kiabu and came back 12 hours later at low tide. On
Wednesday eve Mirataake said shed come for me and I
think Noam was coming also and wed go up to the
Maneaba. Well, at 7:30 I could hear singing and I thought
it must be starting, so I rode up there. It hadnt started
yet, but they were playing music tapes.
The president was there with three department heads
and the presidents bodyguard, all at the north end of the
Maneaba. After a while Mirataake came along and said
we could go inside. Actually, while I was waiting several
people urged me to go in, but I kept saying I wasnt
invited; I came to see the dancing. Mirataake said we
could go in and sit by her auntie, since neither one of us
brought a mat. Well, we went in around the fence and a
man said to me, Come sit here! And he took me to sit
with the presidents party!

President Titi shook hands with me and the minister of


Education introduced herself. One of the policemen
from Makin was hanging out near where I sat and I
asked him if he was the presidents bodyguard. He said
no, the man on the other side of President Tito was. I
said something like, as if he needed one and the
policeman told me this story: One time at a Botaki
there was a discussion apparently about MPs, and one
of the policemen got very angry because his father was
the MP for Korea, and he assaulted the president. The
bodyguard had to stop the assault and arrested the
policeman.
It turned out to be a night I will long remember! There
was traditional dancing which was fantastic! Then
some twisting. First dance, a woman asked President
Tito to dance and did the hip bit whenever she twisted
her hips into President Tito, just like he was any man at
the Botaki! He twisted with her and a couple of teens
who asked him later. What a sight! The president of
Kiribati twisting with the local people in a tailored lava
lava, barefoot and missing a front tooth! We were
fed a huge meal. Theresa said to eat a little or the
women would be offended, as Id already eaten.
However, they had barbequed pork that was delicious
and I was very glad I did eat! I was given coconut milk
also and was very satisfied.
~ To be continued

Never Give Up Inspirational Stories


Decca Records turned down a recording contract
with The Beatles with the evaluation, We dont
like their sound. Groups of guitars are on their way
out. After Decca rejected The Beatles, Columbia
records followed suit.

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Down Waverly Way
Crooked River Artisan & Antique Co-Op

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Waverly, NY 14892

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WAVERLY PHARMACY
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WAVERLY, NY 14892
ph (607) 565-2390
fax (607) 565-2393

Mon-Thurs 9am-7pm
Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-2pm

Co-op Member of the Month:


The Crooked River Co-op would like to welcome
Scott Webster to the Crooked River Co-op family! A welder by trade,
Scott makes awesome flower
designs using man-cave items!
Check it out at our shop at 358
Broad Street Waverly, NY, with over
60 members. We have two floors of
handmade goods and antiques
and are open 10 - 6 EVERY DAY.
Visit us on Facebook to learn more!

Free Delivery Mon-Fri


until 4:00pm

Susquehanna River Archaeological Center


of Native American Studies (SRAC)

345 Broad St., Waverly, NY 607-565-7960


Website: www.SRACenter.org

A MESSAGE FROM DEB TWIGG, CO-FOUNDER OF SRAC AND LOCAL


HISTORIAN:
Best Drumbeats In Time Yet!
I want to personally thank everyone who came out to Drumbeats
Through Time #12! Wow what a great day from beginning to end! The
place was packed and for those who were there - they were given the
chance to learn about how our fossil rich region came to be by Paul
Krohn, and then there was the opportunity to see the leading authority
on the archaeology of The Hopewell, Deeanne Wymer and see a site
she has excavated that gave us an idea of what may have existed on
top of our own Spanish Hill - which lead into my talk about Spanish Hill
and the 400th anniversary of the first white explorer to Carantouan
...and then we STILL HAD Native American Dancers who performed!
WOW! It was awesome from beginning to end!
To all the volunteers, board members and members who took care of
us throughout the day, to Paul and Deeanne, to the Buffalo Creek
Dancers and ALL of the public who showed up and took part - I am
blessed to know ALL OF YOU. Thank you for making this day an
incredible one and just maybe THE BEST DRUMBEATS YET!
Within each of us, there is a silence, a silence as vast as the
universe and when we experience that silence, we remember who
we are.
~ Gunilla Norris

November 201 5

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PI L LOWCASES FOR CHIL DRENS HOSPI TAL


Friendship Star Quilt Shop, 131 Center St., Sayre, PA held a miniretreat at the shop on Columbus Day, October 12, to make pillowcases
for the childrens oncology unit at Janet Weis Childrens Hospital.
Friends and customers joined together, donating time and fabric, to
sew 100 pillowcases.

Bonnie Williams and Elizabeth


Geiss preparing fabric for the
pillowcases.

The pillowcases are given to the


children when they are first
diagnosed with cancer. The
hospitalized children love and
appreciate them. Each child picks
out a pillowcase when they are
admitted into the hospital. The
pillowcases really help brighten
the children's stay and their
hospital room.

Holiday Open House


Saturday November 14th 10-4
Refreshments, Door Prizes, Free Gift w/purchase

For many of the children, the


pillowcase accompanies them to all
their chemo and follow up
appointments. It's amazing what
one pillowcase can do to help a
sick child.

Our volunteers hard at work


Friendship Star Quilt
Shop would like to thank
all the volunteers who
helped make this project
a success. A special
thanks to Elizabeth
Geiss, who spearheaded
the project and to our
designers, Emily Geiss
and Princess Shine.

It looks like chaos, but we had an


assembly line.
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It is our intent
that the
Columbus Day
mini retreat to
benefit the
Childrens
Oncology
Department at
Janet Weis
Hospital will
become an
annual event.

224 Broad Street


Waverly, NY 14892

607-948-4419

The person born with talent they


are meant to use will find their
greatest happiness in using it.

FRIENDSHIP STAR QUILT SHOP


131 Center St., Sayre, PA
570-886-2296
Friendshipstarquiltshop.com

Christmas is just around the corner!


Bring in this coupon to help you save and
get your Christmas projects done.
Save 15% off Christmas fabric.
Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 10-4; Sun closed
Expires Nov 30, 2015

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NOTE TO READERS

We ran the story of Sa-Sa-Na Loft, Owegos Indian Maiden,


in 39 parts, from March 2005 through May 2008. Due to
requests to repeat the story, and for the benefit of new readers
who missed it the first time, we are re-running the story. It was
lovingly compiled by Marilyn Searles, who passed away as we
were going to print with the first chapter. We hope she enjoyed
reading it in heaven, and will enjoy this encore!

Owegos Indian Maiden


Sa-Sa-Na Loft

(Part 12)
Compiled and submitted by, and in loving memory of
Marilyn T. Searles

Stop the leaks!

Methane is highly efficient at trapping heat, making it


a powerful greenhouse gas 84 times more powerful,
on average, than carbon dioxide, in the first two
decades after its release. Wherever methane escapes
into the atmosphere from well pads, pipelines, and
other fracking-related activities, thats climate
pollution.
Need any more reasons to plug the leaks? Here are
four. These air pollutants, potentially harmful for our
families and communities, are emitted right alongside
heat-trapping methane.
1. BTEX, or benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and
xylene. Eyes, nose, mouth, and throat irritants.
Asthma triggers. Associated with blood disorders,
cancer, and harm to the developing fetus.
2. Nitrogen oxides. Lung irritants and asthma triggers.
Contribute to smog formation.
3. Hydrogen sulfide. Toxic and explosive gas.
Damages central nervous system. Can be fatal at
high levels.
4. Smog. Volatile organic compounds like BTEX
combine with heat and sunlight in the atmosphere
to form ground level ozone, or smog. Smog is a
powerful lung irritant and asthma trigger that
interferes with normal lung development.
Where natural gas is being drilled, compressed, and
sent through pipelines, you can find methane leaking,
along with these co-pollutants. Like many complex
problems, contained within this polluting system is
also tremendous opportunity: If we reduce methane
leaks from natural gas operations, these dangerous
pollutants will decline too.

November 201 5

The inspiration and background information of


The Indian Princess Childrens Story (printed last month)
When my daughter (Laura Searles @ age 7) joined the
Brownie Girl Scouts in 1954, Mildred Parker was the
leader of this newly organized group. The Brownie Scouts
wanted to hike to the Indian girls monument. Fall hikes
are enjoyable, especially for a group of children, walking
through the rustling leaves, finding the perfect red or
gold leaf, while enjoying the sunlight as it enhances the
many colors of the changing leaves. Along with other
mothers, I volunteered, as it was my favorite place as a
child when my family lived on East Avenue at the foot of
Evergreen Cemetery. The children were fun and
delightful.
As we approached the Indian girls monument, the
children were chattering as they slowly walked up the
hill. Suddenly, little Ruthie Austin stopped, putting her
finger to her lips, whispered, Listen, you can hear the
Indian Princess walking. All the little girls quietly and
silently walked up the last hill, listening for the Princess
footsteps. Yes, they said they did.
I had never heard this story; it was not familiar to me
that Sa-Sa-Na Loft was called Princess. These many
years later, it was the inspiration for the childrens story.
If this little story helps one child to a better way of life,
the Indian maiden and I will be pleased, and the world a
better place to live.

I answered my door last night, and it was my motherin-law, standing in the pouring rain. I told her, 'Don't
just stand there in the rain. Go home!'

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Rememberwe are open thru


December 24th

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607-862-3985

HOLIDAY OPEN
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Dec 5th & 6th

Order Thanksgiving Pies Early!

(Apple, Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb, Blueberry,


Triple Berry, Pumpkin, Cherry, Pecan & Mincemeat)

SENIOR SCENE
Tioga Opportunities
Dept of Aging

Countryside Community Center


9 Sheldon Guile Blvd, Owego
Contact info: 607-687-4120 or 1-866-352-3680

Fall produce: apples, cider, winter squash, potatoes


& much more!

Hours: MON-SAT 8-6, SUN 8-5 Fresh Donuts Sat & Sun!

SENIOR CARE

NOVEMBER SCHEDULE
Wed, Nov 11 CLOSED Veterans Day

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Bath Assistance Meal Preparation
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Thanksgiving
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Night Dining: $5 age 60+


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Salad bar offered most days

WHERE TO LI VE AFTER RETIREMENT

You can live in Colorado where...


1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your
$500 car.
2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way
home and he stops at the day care center.
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a
pony tail.

OR You can live in Florida where...


1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even
houses and cars.
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you are often driven by headless
people.
November 201 5

IDENTITY THEFT & SCAMS PRESENTATION

Hosted by Tioga Opportunities, Inc. Aging Services


Fri, Nov 6 at 1:30pm
Countryside Community Center (9 Sheldon Guile Blvd,
Owego)
Educate yourself on ways to minimize your chances of
becoming a victim of identity theft.
Seminar topics include: How identity theft occurs, why
seniors are so vulnerable, types of scams, etc.
Free to the public registration required.
To reserve your seat, call 687-4120, ext. 331.

GETTING OLD IS SO MUCH FUN!

I remember the words to every song from the 70s,


but I forgot why I came into this room.

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VETERANS DAY

A VETERANS STORY

By Chris Marion
Every day is Veterans Day. When we say our
morning and evening prayers, we need to thank
God for every man, woman and child who freed
the colonies from oppression, and have kept us
free to this day.

He was very old now, but could still hold himself stiffly at
attention before the monument. His war, the one to end all
wars, is now just a fading part of history. Very few could
remember first-hand the savageness of the ordeal that sent
millions of young men to their deaths. Cannon fodder, they
called them, sent before the guns to be blown apart by chunks
of metal which had decimated their frail bodies. The cream of
a generation almost wiped out. He was haunted by the faces of
the boys he ordered into battle, the ones who'd never come
back. Yet one nameless ghost was able to bring a measure of
comfort to his tormented mind. At the sound of the gun
signaling the 11th hour, he was mentally transported back to
the fields of Flanders.

Do you enjoy your freedoms? Thank the


veterans. Without them and our current
military, our future could be a nightmare!
My dad was a multi-decorated combat hero of
WWII. He was a medical evac pilot in the ArmyAir Corp. and earned the rank of Master
Sergeant as he flew hundreds of wounded over
the hump during the largely unsung IndiaBurma campaign. He was a life member of
Roosa-Fleming VFW Post 161 in Port Jervis, NY,
and he and Ma flew the American flag in our
yard 24/7.
Dad, however, was not the typical
veteran. Tall and slim, he never had
a beer gut hanging over his belt, he
didnt smoke, and I never heard him
utter a curse word or take Gods
name in vain. There was no G-D
this, G-D that, or J-C the rest. I
never saw him pound a table to
make his point or find fault with
people who chose to look like hippies
(me). No, Dad was a gentleman.

During this interval, a young soldier


came up to him requesting that he be
allowed to go over the top. He looked
at the boy who couldn't have been
more than 19. Was this extreme
bravery in the face of the enemy or
was the soldier so scared he just
needed to get it over with?

He brought me up to love and respect both God


and our country, went with us to church on
Sundays, and worked as a school bus driver for
many years. He voted in every election, and was
an all-around good man. No, he wasnt the
model for George Bailey in Its a Wonderful
Life, but he could have been!
Dad was a veteran, and taught me how to show
proper respect on Veterans Day and every day.
He quietly and lovingly taught
me how to be a man.

November 2015

The battle raged for over two hours with neither side gaining
any advantage. Wave after wave of soldiers were dispatched
from the muddy trenches and sent over the top. So many had
died already that day that he decided he could not afford to
lose any more men before reinforcements arrived. Perhaps
they'd give the remnants a few more days of life. There came a
slight lull in the battle due to the sheer exhaustion of the men
on both sides.

"Why would you want to throw your life away, soldier? It's
almost certain death to go out there."
"My best friend went out over an hour ago, captain, and he
hasn't come back. I know my friend must be hurt and calling
for me. I must go to him, sir; I must." There were tears in the
boy's eyes. It was as if this were the most important thing in
the world to him.
"Soldier, I'm sorry, but your friend is probably dead. What
purpose would it serve to let you sacrifice your life too?"
"At least I'd know I tried, sir; he'd do the same thing in my
shoes. I know he would."
He was about to order the boy back to the ranks, but the
impact of his words softened his heart.
Continued next page

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A VETERANS STORY
Continued from previous page
He remembered the awful pain he'd felt himself when
his brother died. He never had the chance to say
goodbye.
"All right soldier, you can go." Despite the horror all
around them, he saw a radiant smile on the boy's face,
as if a great weight had been lifted from his shoulders.
"God bless you, sir," said the soldier.

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It was a long time before the guns fell silent for the last
time and each side was allowed to gather their dead
and wounded. The captain remembered the young
soldier. He looked through the many piles of
bodies. Young men. So many as to give an unreal quality
to the scene before him.
When he came to the makeshift hospital, he looked
carefully through the casualties. He soon found himself
before the prone body of the soldier, alive, but severely
wounded. He knelt down beside the young man and
gently laid a hand on his shoulder.
"I'm so sorry, son. I knew I was wrong to let you go."
"Oh no, sir. I'm glad you did and I'm glad you're here
now so I can thank you. You see sir, I found my
friend. He was badly wounded, but I was able to
comfort him at the end. As I held him dying in my arms,
he looked me in the eyes and said: "I knew you'd
come."
The young soldier faded between consciousness and
oblivion for some time before he finally slipped away.
The captain stayed by his side until the end, tears
streaming down his cheeks. Only in war could the happy
endings be so terribly sad.
As the bugle sounded "Taps", the old captain
envisioned once again the young soldier's face. Looking
up, he could almost hear the stone monument calling
out to him: "I knew you'd come."

I like to believe that people in the long run are


going to do more to promote peace than our
governments. Indeed, I think that people want
peace so much that one of these days governments
had better get out of the way and let them have it.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
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complete strangers to accomplish a goal. These
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There is a strong sense of belonging and purpose within
the community of the military life. This is a drastic
difference compared to civilian life where relationships
evolve at a different pace. After leaving the military
there are no more orders, no mission, and a deep sense
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Curious Origin
WHAT THE DICKENS!
This old saying does
not come from the
writer Charles Dickens
(1812-1870). It is much
older than him! It has
been around since at
least the 16th century.
Originally 'Dickens'
was another name for
the Devil.

Writing From My Rocker


By Hazel Goodrich

The cold gray days pregnant with the


promise of snow dont exist here. I am
grateful for that and for the flowers that
are still everywhere. We will have a
change of seasons, but oh, so much milder than yours!
However, I still miss the crisp fall days with the smell of
leaves burning, the smoke from the fireplace hanging
over the yard.
I miss the anticipation of the first snowfall, watching the
geese fly over, the lovely pattern the ice would make on
the windows. There are so many wonderful pluses that
get lost in shoveling snow and high heating bills!
Thanksgiving dinners will never be the same, and isnt
life like that? One day follows the other, things change,
but not always for forever. We grow older but not
necessarily smarter. Sometimes we learn patience
I said sometimes. I am thankful for new friends, for
family near and far, for being able to still get around
and take care of ourselves. I am ashamed of all the
people and things I have taken for granted.
There are thirty days in November. My challenge to you
is to think of one thing you take for granted each day
and make an effort to set it right. Make being thankful
a priority this month. Number 1 on my list is my
freedoms. Number 2 is the military and their families
that make Number 1 possible. Yes, you folks are on my
list too; sometimes I can feel your prayers and I am
thankful.
November
2015
Happy Thanksgiving
and God Bless!

Saturday, September 26th was a


special day for Bob Mayhood of
Maine, NY, as he enjoyed
spending his 90TH BIRTHDAY
with family and friends at an
open-house celebration at the
Maine American Legion on
Rt 26. The
party, hosted
Wearing his birthday shirt by Bobs sons
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and their
wives, saw an influx of friends and
well-wishers. Some family members
traveled long distances to be there,
especially a son from TN, a niece from
Naples, FL, a niece from Montana, a
son-in-law from No. Carolina, and a sister-in-law from
California, who traveled the farthest.
As befits such an auspicious occasion, the Maine mayor
stopped in and presented Bob with a Citizens Award.
Bob, who has lived in
Maine since 1950, has
been a member of
the Maine American
Legion for over 30
years.
Congratulations
Bob! What do you
have planned for
next year?

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By Chris Marion
An English professor I had in college once gave
the class this assignment:
Write about your HOME. I dont mean where you were born, or any house youve
ever lived in. I mean a favorite place or thing to do.
That one threw me for a loss for awhile, as Id never thought of home not being a
house, but the activities you love, as inHome is where youre happy!
Once I got the idea, my mind went wild, and I, whove always prided myself on
being brief, let myself go.
Home is Grampas chair. As a child, Id sit on his lap and watch Casey Stengels
New York Yankees. Mickey Mantle, because of those mind-boggling home runs,
became my all-time baseball hero, and still is.
Home is playing my 1946 Silvertone guitar. I found it in the corner of a repair
shop. The owner had never come back for it, and it was in the luthiers way, so he
sold that piece of crap for the price of a case. The guitar fit my body, and is
perfect for my singer/songwriter style.
Home is my 7x27 camper at a New Jersey lake. Its peaceful, far from both the
madding and maddening crowd. I can think and create there.
Home is wherever my typewriter and I are. The aforementioned professor wrote
a note on my first paper for himYou are a superior writer, Christopher. I shall
expect As. I never let him down.
Im now 62, and hes long passed, but everything I write is always dedicated to him,
and when I get something published, I always raise my beer and toast him
Thank you, Mr. Pennel, for recognizing my ability and igniting a fire within me!
November 2015

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Submitted by
and in memory
of C. Loudenslager
There must have been
some reason mans ears
were made to stay open
and his mouth to stay
shut.
You cant touch
anothers heart with
anything less than your
own.
Deserve success and it
will assuredly come.
Whoever has a heart full
of love always has
something to give.
Some people are like
boatsthey toot the
loudest when theyre in
a fog.
LIVING SIMPLY
Vegetables, a backpack, a
bike, shelter, and a heart full
of love and gratitude...what
more do we need?
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Our Daily Bread


Heart To Heart
The Sacrifice of Praise!

During this Thanksgiving Season, we need to take note of all that we have to be
thankful for. Thanksgiving should not be limited to one day a year. But every
day, on all fronts, in every situation the good, the bad, the nice, the ugly we
should be a Thanks-Giving and Thank-Living people!
Ive been interested in a Biblical phrase the Sacrifice of Praise for some time. It
seems like an oxymoron. But its there in Gods Word Gods Book of Truth. I
find it five times in the King James Version of The Holy Bible, twice in the
Psalms, twice in the Prophets, and once in the New Testament. Joy and Praise
and Thanks all go together. People from everywhere are to bring such to God.
Why? Because God is good and His mercy goes on forever!
How can offering joyful praise to God be a sacrifice? I think we find the answer
in Jonah, Chapter 2, in the New Living Translation: [while Jonah was in the belly
of the great fish, he prayed ] 8 Those who worship false gods turn their backs
on all Gods mercies. 9 But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I
will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the Lord alone. 10 Then the
Lord ordered the fish to spit Jonah out onto the beach. WHAT? Are you
kidding me? Jonah was in a desperate situation. He had run away from God
and was now being disciplined. His situation was all but pleasant. Do you get it?
The SACRIFICE of praise is to Praise and to Thank God when you dont feel
like it when your present situation doesnt warrant it. WHY? Because He is
Worthy He warrants our Praise ALWAYS! And, listen, it was when Jonah
offered his sacrifice of praise that God set him free from his fishy situation
he was put back on dry land safe and unharmed! Could it be that the sacrifice
of praise is the answer to being freed up from dismal situations? If we Praise
and Thank God when we dont feel like it we will come to the point of feeling
like it!
Asaph was one of the Biblical Psalmists. Listen to what he wrote in Psalm 50
(NLT) 14 Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you
made to the Most High. 15 Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will
rescue you, and you will give me glory. 16 But God says to the wicked: Why
bother reciting my decrees and pretending to obey my covenant? 17 For you
refuse my discipline and treat my words like trash. 18 When you see thieves, you
approve of them, and you spend your time with adulterers. 19 Your mouth is filled
with wickedness, and your tongue is full of lies. 20 You sit around and slander
your brother your own mothers son. 21 While you did all this, I remained silent,
and you thought I didnt care. But now I will rebuke you, listing all my charges
against you. 22 Repent, all of you who forget me, or I will tear you apart, and no
one will help you. 23 But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you
keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.
The Sacrifice of Praise do it give it and receive Gods rescue His
Salvation!

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Mindclips

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citizen, it has come to my attention over
the years that numerous friends and acquaintances have
had accidents which have occurred in everyday familiar
places and settings, causing general misery and in some
cases a disability which tarnishes their joy and requires a
reset of their immediate and future plans.

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of shifting conditions. Frequently, our minds are on
other things entirely, and most of the time all goes well
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would like to share a rather old hat slogan which I have
seriously adopted in the last year or so, having multiple
times narrowly escaped getting hurt. Here, ready for
this? Its something weve heard plenty of times before.
OK, its pay attention!
It can be an enjoyable mind activity to daily bring those
two words to mind, because determined focus on the
moment at hand tends to add color to the ordinary. (Of
course, paying attention has such a broad stroke to the
human condition that to speak of it in terms of personal
safety is only one of many facets, but it is specifically this
that I am writing about.)
It pays to address the stairs with respect, the knife used
to cut the veggies, the plan for picking up heavy or
clumsy items; we can get in the habit of keeping an ever
vigilant eye out for things like vicious vacuum cleaner
cords, slumbering pets, hot bubbling things on the stove,
surprise appearances of objects migrated from their
expected place, to name only a few. And if thats not
enough for rallied focus, the world lurking just outside
the door sports additional challenge. Why, theres
inclement weather and moving cars and bikers of all
ages, and pedestrians and wild animals and pot holes and
traffic jams and fallen rock zones!
Zounds! What can we do? Should we climb back under
the covers? (Yes, it is scary out there!) But no! We
shouldwe better remember what we were told when
we were just wee ones---pay attention!
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O God,
who has set us in a world of soaring beauty,
and profound mystery. . .
who has enclosed our years within the eternal context
of fragrant spring mornings,
and sparkling winter nights. . .
who has granted us, over the years,
the lilt of lively companionship,
the provocation of ideas and personalities,
the sheer, clear point of joy
in creating a thing of loveliness,
or of excellence,
the steady, solid support of friendships tried, and
tested. . .
we thank you.
Above all we thank you
for the first flowing of conscience.
We look back,
and we recognize, in ourselves,
the dawning of a conviction that life is not simply
a random series of opportunities and disappointments.
We look back,
and we acknowledge that our life has been a gift,
a gift to be accepted, savored;
a gift to be lived out,
fully lived out between the twin poles of freedom
and responsibility.
And now we step forward in this freedom and this
responsibility,
free in the knowledge of how little is really essential,
responsible in the conviction of how much is
desperately needed.
Help us, living God,
to maintain this tension,
this heart-rending,
heart-healing tension.
And in all this grant us grace:
that elusive tenderness
that blesses all it touches,
that lightens every load,
that sings in every song
and dances in every step;
that grace which is the flame of love,
leaping up in our hearts,
and setting our lives afire.
Amen

QUEEN ESTHER (Part 2 of 3)

~ Barrie Shepherd
from Alive Now, May/June 1974
November 201 5

The day was set for the slaughter of


the Jews, the law was written
commanding their death, and copies were sent
throughout the kingdom. When Mordecai and the other
Jews heard of it, they put on clothes of mourning and
roamed about the city, protesting loudly. The report
came to Esther of Mordecais strange actions, and she
sent a servant to find out what was troubling him.
Mordecai told the servant of the terrible command and
sent Esther a copy of the law. He asked that she go to
the king and ask him to save her people.
When Esther heard of all of this, she was greatly
distressed also. She sent a message back to Mordecai
saying, No one in the kingdom may go to the king in his
courtroom unless he sends for them. Anyone who tries
to do so will be killed unless the king holds out his
golden scepter. I, the queen, have not been called for in
30 days now.
But Mordecai sent word back again, Do not think that
you, as a Jew, will be safe inside the palace. Whether
you help us or not, God will find some way to save us;
but perhaps this is the very reason He allowed you to
come into the kingdom as queen.
This time Esthers reply was for Mordecai and the Jews
to pray for her as she and her own maidens would do.
Then she would go to the king in three days. On the third
day, Esther dressed in her loveliest robes and walked
through the palace halls to the entrance to the throne
room. As she stood in the doorway, the king, across the
room on his throne, smiled at her and held out his
scepter to her. Humbly, she walked across to him and
touched the scepter.
What do you want, Esther? the king asked. I shall give
you anything, up to half my kingdom.
But Esther did not ask for the wish of her heart at first.
Wisely, she asked Haman and the king to come to a
dinner she was having for them. Haman was very
pleased that he, alone, was invited to eat with the king
and queen. As soon as the dinner was over, he went
straight home to tell his wife and friends of the glories of
palace life. But on the way he saw the hated Mordecai
standing tall as he passed by, and it cast gloom over his
happy mood. That day, he ordered the gallows made on
which he would hang Mordecai.

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Legendarium -A Screenplay
By Mackenzie E. Anders

Episode 6 Part 4:

Into the Evil Legendarium


(continued)
Eli - This place is so weird.
Ethan - Better start walking; we have a lot of ground to
cover.
(At the other end of the forest Kylie is looking around
Eric's hide-out while Eric is cooking over the fire.)
Eric - So tell me, how did you find the evil Legendarium?
(Kylie turns around.)
Kylie - I found it in the principals secret room.
Eric - Whos the principal?
(Kylie walks over to Eric while he is talking.)
Kylie - The witch that put you in here.
Eric - And she just let you take it?
Kylie - Not exactly.
Eric - What do you mean?
Kylie - I kind of stole it.
Eric - Hasnt she noticed that you took it?
Kylie - We made a duplicate and replaced it with the
real one.
Eric - Smart and pretty. I mean smart and nice. I mean
not that you're not pretty or anything; you're very
beautiful.
Kylie - Thanks, I think.
(Eric and Kylie both blush.)
Eric - So um, how do you plan on getting us out of here?
Kylie - There is a door in the castle that leads to the real
world.
Eric - Do you know how many guards there are? That
plan is a death wish.
Kylie - Its the only plan that weve got unless you have
a better one.
(Eric stands there quiet.)
Kylie Thats what I thought.
Eric - Okay, we go at night. We have a better chance at
getting in, but first we need to stop and see someone.
Kylie Who?
Eric - Youll see.
(Eric grabs a bowl and fills it with soup he made and
hands it to Kylie. She takes it and stirs her spoon
through it and looks at it funny.)
Kylie - What is this?
Eric - The daily catch.
Kylie - And that is?
Eric - Squirrel soup.
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Kylie - That is disgusting.


Eric Hey, you dont get that many food choices here.
You eat what you can catch.
(Kylie eats the soup along with Eric. It is later in the day
and Ethan and Eli are walking through a clear walkway.)
Eli - This place doesn't look so creepy; it actually looks
pretty nice.
Ethan Every time someone says that, something bad
happens.
(Out of nowhere two trolls show up.)
Ethan - I told you.
~ To be continued
Paraprosdokians
(figures of speech in which the latter part of a
sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected)

A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.


CONVOL UTED CONVERSATIONS
Ya know, foolish people believe everything without
any doubt.
Do you have any doubt about it?
Nope.
I, as your political leader, will build a bridge for you.
But we dont have any river.
I will dig a river and then build a bridge for you.
How do you want to die?
I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my
grandfather, not screaming or yelling like the
passengers in the car he was driving.
Is it true that your wife talks to herself when she is
alone?
I dont know. I wasnt with her when she was alone.
Why are you crying, little boy?
My parents are fighting inside the house.
Who is your father?
That is what the fight is about.
Why do you always remove the batteries from the
clock and keep them outside?
I want to extend the battery life and hence I put them
in the clock only when I want to see the time.
My dear husband, why do you wear your specs only
when I come in?
The doctor told me to wear my specs whenever I get
a headache.

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Indigenous People of the land


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Samuel de Champlain

The successful French enterprise in Canada was


masterminded by Samuel de Champlain. Native
peoples liked his strength of will and loyalty, but
found him quite rigid. Champlain first entered
New France in 1603. Between 1604 and 1607, he
explored and mapped the Atlantic coast until he
was turned northward by native hostility in what
is now present-day New York City. He also visited
the densely settled coast of what is now New
England. He was one of the last Europeans to see
that land in its original state, for in 1616-1619,
devastating epidemics virtually wiped out the
people there.
Champlain enjoyed close contacts with natives; his
professional activities required it. He was never reluctant
to use experiences he gained from these contacts, and did
not assume that all European technology was superior. He
also showed surprising tolerance for native religion.
Champlain did not always blend his quality of loyalty with
wisdom. Sometimes his support for his local allies came at
an expense. In 1609, along the shores of what became
Lake Champlain, he used his musket to kill two or three
Iroquois chiefs with a single shot. This would prove to be
one of the great turning points in native and European
relations. These killings increased the already simmering
Iroquois antagonism toward the French.
In time, as over-trapping exhausted the supply of beaver
near French settlements, natives began to meet more and
more French explorers surveying the interior of the
continent, searching for other sources of wealth. Though
reluctant to aid these efforts, natives joined the
expeditions as guides and advisors. So explorers greatly
benefited from native help. One example is that if an
explorer carried a feathered pipe stem (calumet), it was
universally understood as an emblem of international
trade, friendship, and alliance.

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Looking behind I am filled with gratitude.


Looking forward I am filled with vision.
Looking upwards I am filled with strength.
Looking within I discover peace.
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Annies Corner

OH NO, THE HOLIDAYS

By Anne O. Stout

I recently overheard a few


women sitting around talking in fear of
the holidays coming in the near future
and the work for them.
By the time you read this, Halloween
(which I always thought of as fun) will
be over, but they seem apprehensive of
Thanksgiving and Christmas. Somehow
we must learn to relax and enjoy these
events. I think of them, I think of
decorations, family, gifts and lots of
food. We become busier on top of our
usual life, but we need to enjoy it.
Thanksgiving is usually a big meal for
me to prepare, but over the years I
have allowed others to help melike
the local bakery. Instant products and
allowing others to furnish also helps.
I have memories of mishaps, like the
table holding the desserts folding down
on one side, dropping them to the floor.
Luckily, we could save most of the pies
my mother had brought. I also
remember a Thanksgiving when our
oldest son and I went to the ship to
have turkey dinner with my husband
who was a member of the US Navy back
then and had duty on that day. Picture
an eight-month pregnant woman going
down ladders and walking narrow
corridors to get to the mess deck.
(Everyone cleared the way.)
That was also the year we never got
home for Christmas, as I gave birth to
our second son two days after
Christmas. (You know how some
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tearswell, add homesickness to that,
and that was me.)
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celebrates, I enjoy decorations, family
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gatherings, gift giving and more. While shopping for those perfect gifts
be sure to look at all the displays; enjoy it, dont just think of it as work.
With our hustle/bustle lives we are moving too fast to notice the little
things.
Every autumn we should try to take a walk in the woods to enjoy the
beautiful colors. Take at least one day away from computer ordering
and go shopping; you dont have to spend a lot, but enjoy the
atmosphere and holiday feeling. (Saw these ideas in a book on how to
fight stress.)
Over the years my family gatherings have had to be moved due to
weather, but that is fine; better to make changes than endangering
anyone. Be sure to notice the twinkle and beauty of a new snow, but
dont take chances. Wear enough clothing to keep warm.
Okay, enough adviceafraid the conversation I overheard made me feel
sad for them. I just hate to hear of anyone fearing what should be a
magical memory-making time for all.
Happy holidays to everyone!

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SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION (continued)


Info from Lifescript Healthy Advantage
The effects of depression arent just in your head. It also
takes a toll on your heart and your health in the
following ways:
Pain Pusher
Headaches often feel worse when youre blue.
Depressed people feel much stronger pain levels than
happy people, according to a 2010 Oxford University
study that examined their brain scans. They see things in
a negative way and have fewer activities to distract them
from pain.
Mood booster: See a doctor to find out whats behind
your pain and how to banish it. Treating the depression
with psychotherapy may also address aches.
Back Beater
With depression, we get more sedentary, and when we
sit more, our leg muscles are chronically flexed. When
you stand up you pull on taut leg muscles attached to the
pelvis, which creates more strain on the lower back. And
many depressed people also gain weight, so they have
stress and tension on their back from two forces.
Mood booster: Take a break from your desk chair every
hour for 5-15 minutes, and stretch leg muscles.
November 2015

The Importance of Fiber


Fiber is the parts of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and
legumes that can't be digested by humans. It doesn't
contain calories or nutrients to sustain growth or
healing, and it isn't found in meats or dairy products.
But it's absolutely necessary for gastrointestinal health
and apparently for vascular health. Here's why:
There are two types of fiber, insoluble and soluble.
Insoluble fiber is a coarse, chewy material that will not
dissolve in water. It's what we think of as roughage. It
holds water in the colon or large intestine, and
decreases the time it takes for materials to move
through the colon (transit time). This is extremely
important because it helps sweep out the toxins that
have accumulated in your colon from undigested and
unabsorbed foods. And fast elimination of toxins from
your system is a key to overall health.
Soluble fiber dissolves in water. Some soluble fibers
also add to fecal bulk and increase its water content.
The more soluble the fiber, the more easily it is broken
downwhich makes its nutrients more readily
available.
People who consume a high-fiber diet usually empty
their colons within 35 hours of eating, whereas people
who eat a fiber-depleted diet take about 77 hours. The
difference is that a heavy colon filled with hard fecal
matter compresses veins more than an empty colon.
The more pressure put on veins in your lower trunk
means the veins in your legs must work harder to drive
blood back to the heart. Thus, when the leg veins have
to work harder, there's a greater risk of developing
varicose veinsnot to mention the hemorrhoids that
often accompany constipation, which are also a result
of not getting enough fiber.

Did you know


Each year, approximately 2.5 million Americans
are severely disabled by varicose veins.

HONEY TIP
Bee stings: A dab of honey takes the
itch out of bee stings.

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Q. Can pain in my

neck, back, hips or


knees actually be
foot related?

A. A vast majority of all lower back and knee problems, not

caused by congenital conditions or injury, are actually related to


abnormal foot function. Studies show that foot-related postural
problems can refer pain to other parts of the body. You know it
could be your feet if the pain or irritation is more noticeable after
standing or walking. The interesting fact is you can experience
pain in other areas of your body even if you have no pain in your
feet. Computerized and Video Analysis of Walking is a
diagnostic tool that more accurately isolates foot and related
problems and helps formulate effective treatment methods.

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DANGEROUS PRESCRIPTION
DRUG (Info from Health Sciences Institute)
The #1 most dangerous prescription drug is sleeping
pills Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril, Sonata, etc. Millions of
people resort to sleeping pills and they are being widely
prescribed and doled out like Halloween candy.
People who use sleeping pills have a 530% higher
death risk. They also have a 35% higher cancer risk.
Even people who were prescribed as few as 18 sleeping
pills per year had a 360% higher death risk.
As we age, our bodies change in many ways. One of
the changes is an increase in cortisol production.
Cortisol is an important hormone in the body, secreted
by the adrenal glands and involved in blood pressure
regulation. Too much cortisol in the body can keep us
awake at night.
Magnolia bark contains two compounds believed to
reduce cortisol levels. Also, an herb called ziziphus has
been used as a sleep aid in Chinese medicine for over
2,000 years.
POSITIVE THINKING

A strong positive mental attitude will create more


miracles than any wonder drug.
November 2015

FOODS THAT
HELP FIGHT PROSTATE CANCER

Allicin found ingarlic


Citrus fruits loaded with pectin, a fiber that fights cancer
Gluten
try the meat substitute, seitan
Omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, mackerel, and other coldwater fish
Selenium a good source is Brazil nuts
Soy found in tofu, tempeh, misocompounds that retard the growth
of cancer cells
Tomatoes rich in lycopene, a pigment that develops anticancer
properties once its been cooked.

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OUR world,
Our home

LIGHTHOUSES
BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE

Barnegat Lighthouse consists of 217


steps. A panoramic view of Island
Beach, Barnegat Bay, and Long Beach
Island awaits visitors at the top of
Barnegat Lighthouse. It is located on
the northern tip of Long Beach Island
in Ocean County, New Jersey. It was
regarded as one of the most crucial
change of course points for
coastal vessels. Vessels bound to and
from New York along the New Jersey coastline depended
on Barnegat Lighthouse to avoid the shoals extending
from the shoreline. The swift currents, shifting sandbars,
and the offshore shoals challenged the skills of even the
most experienced sailor.

NATURAL PHENOMENON
METEOR SHOWERS

NEW GMO CORN


A brief period of heightened meteor activity,
often occurring regularly in a particular part of the sky
at a particular time of year.
A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number
of meteors are observed to radiate from one point in
the night sky. These meteors are caused by streams of
cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earths
atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel
trajectories. Most meteors are smaller than a grain of
sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never hit
the Earths surface. Intense or unusual meteor showers
are known as meteor outbursts and meteor storms,
which may produce greater than 1,000 meteors an
hour.
Meteor showers are generally named after the
constellation in which they appear to originate; thus
the Perseids appear to originate in the constellation
Perseus and the Leonids in the constellation Leo.
Any other solar system body with a reasonably
transparent atmosphere can also have meteor
showers. For instance, Mars is known to have meteor
showers, although these are different from the ones
seen on Earth because the different orbits of Mars and
Earth intersect orbits of comets in different ways.

DID YOU KNOW


Because it takes so long for their light to reach Earth,
many of the stars you see at night are long gone.
November 2015

Monsanto's new genetically engineered (GMO) corn


spells even more trouble than the company's infamous
Roundup Ready GMO corn. Roundup Ready is bad
enough we don't know how this new GMO corn will
impact farm workers or the general public in the long
run, or how making a crop resistant to multiple
chemicals will impact the corn. These GMO crops are
genetically engineered to survive when sprayed with
herbicides designed to kill surrounding weeds.
Monsanto has been altering crops to withstand Roundup
for years, but over time the weeds have adapted. Now
these "super weeds" won't die with just a spray of
Roundup. Monsantos solution? More herbicides!
But spraying more chemicals threatens our food and
environment this is not a solution! To tackle the super
weeds, this new GMO corn has been altered to
withstand not only Roundup, but also the herbicide
dicamba a harsh chemical that threatens the health of
the public, the livelihoods of farmers and the
environment. Another dangerous feature of dicamba is
that it's particularly "drift prone" meaning that it is
more likely to move after it's sprayed. Dicamba would
threaten nearby fields, which is a big problem for
neighboring crops that AREN'T dicamba-resistant!
Someday we shall look back on this dark era of
agriculture and shake our heads. How could we have
ever believed that it was a good idea to grow our
food with poisons?
~ Jane Goodall

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TOP DOG TRIVIA

Kitty Quote
All animals are equal, but some
animals are more equal than others.
~ George Orwell

Hosted by the Humane Society


Fri, Nov 6 dinner at 6:30pm
trivia from 7-9:30pm
Vestal American Legion
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CIRCUS ELEPHANTS
Elephants duplicate humans in many ways other than in age progression
and longevity. They are endowed with a genetic memory, and are
programmed at birth with information important to survival, which will
equip them to implement their natural role on earth. They are identical
to humans emotionally, with the same strong sense of family, death, and
friendships that span a lifetime. They will recognize specific individuals
they trust and love despite years of separation because elephants never
forget!
If elephants are treated with gentle reverence,
understanding and love (as in their natural
elephant family), they will reward you a
hundredfold. If they are treated cruelly and
unkindly, they will somehow settle the score in
the end, at a time of their own choosing.
Elephants challenge the uniqueness of humans because they are just like
us, but only better than us. They have many attributes we lack and others
we have yet to fully understand. Although large and immensely powerful,
elephants are fearful and gentle by nature. They can teach humans a
great deal about caring.
Wrenching a young elephant from its family and consigning it to a
lifetime of bondage in a far-off land, simply for the entertainment of
humans who apparently know no better, is as evil and as wrong as it
would be if innocent humans were forcibly subjected to the same
treatment. The training of circus elephants involves immense cruelty to
break the animals spirit and make it too fearful to disobey. Forcing it to
perform unnatural stunts ends up damaging its frame, resulting in
arthritic impairment and a lifetime of pain. Elephants do not belong in
circuses, nor should they, in this 21st century, when the power of social
media and the Internet has a global reach.

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HOPEFUL NEWS
During the week of Oct 5-10 Zimbabwean national park officials
confirmed that 14 elephants were poisoned to death with cyanide in
Hwange National Park -- the very same park where Cecil the Lion was
killed. What could possibly make this senseless slaughter worse? Six of
the elephants had their ivory tusks cut off. It was greedy poachers who
brutally murdered these elephants with cyanide laced oranges and
poisoned salt licks, all so they can sell their ivory.
November 2015

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President Obama and President Xi


Jinping of China have announced a
detailed and shared commitment to
end the global trade in ivory. President
Xi said his country would match the
U.S.s commitment to stop any
commercial trade in ivory.
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In an ideal world, when you turn your cars climate control
knob to the red zone, warm air flows from the vents. The
warmth comes from the hot coolant that circulates through
the engine and radiator. The climate control systems fan
blows the heated air around the heater core through the
vents and defrosting system. If you notice the warning
signs of malfunction (noticeably reduced heat blowing
through the vents, a sweet odor (like maple syrup), a fine,
slightly oily mist on the windshield when the defroster is
on, or a damp spot on the floor under the dashboard), get
the heater core inspected, or face winters wrath!
November 2015

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All over the map
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Trains dont wander
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STARK REALITY
Be careful reading the fine print.
Theres no way youre going to like it.

November 2015

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bands around
the ends of a
clothes
hanger to
prevent
dresses from
slipping off.

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If I only had a little humility, Id be perfect. ~ Ted Turner
On her deathbed, Queen Elizabeth I interrupted the
archbishop of Canterbury, who was praising the virtues
and achievements of her reign. My lord, she said,
the crown which I have borne so long has given
enough of vanity in my time. I beseech you not to
augment it in this hour when I am so near my death.
A young woman visited the Beethoven museum, which
houses the piano on which the master wrote so many
of his great compositions. She asked the guard if she
could play the piano, accompanying her request with
some cash. The guard agreed, and after the woman
played a bit, she asked him if all the great pianists who
came there wanted to play the piano. Well, he
replied, Paderewski was here a few years ago and he
said he wasnt worthy to touch it.

MONEY SAVING TIP

Dont be an impulsive shopper.


If you feel the urge to buy
something, wait a few days to see
if you still want it.

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essential oils - then & now


(Part 138)

ANTIBIOTICS

The more I hear of the pollutants in our foods,


water, personal care products, cleaners, medicines,
even the minds and motives of mankind, the more I
long for Christs return, a holy and pure kingdom. But
until then, we live in this world doing our best to live
righteous and help each other. During the first
Republican debate one of the concerns was the
antibiotics in our fast food restaurants from animals in
deplorable crowded conditions at farms. Over-abuse of
antibiotics is causing a world-wide emergence of hardto-treat multidrug resistant bacteria.
In the beginning chemically-made antibiotics were a
wonderful blessing, saving the lives of many people.
What we didnt know then was that bacteria and
viruses have the ability to mutate and become resistant
to these drugs. Heard of NY Giants Daniel Fells?
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is
more rampant and deadly than the news tells us. In
2013 nearly 10,000 people in the US died from MRSA
infections. All bacterial infections in the world are
slowly becoming resistant to antibiotic treatments.
Antibiotic-like properties in the red soils of Jordan were
used historically to the present as an inexpensive
alternative to pharmaceutical products. In 1817 the
Ebers Papyrus 870 foot medical scroll was discovered.
Dating back to 1500 BC it includes over 800 herbal
prescriptions and remedies. When the Hebrews left
Egypt they brought their knowledge of medical
practices with them. Their priests were their doctors.
There is a long list of medicinal plants, potions and
remedies from the plant world prescribed in the
Talmud. Jesus established a healing ministry when he
sent out disciples in pairs to preach repentance, cast
out demons and anoint with oil to heal the sick. Over
6000 years ago Hippocrates the Father of Medicine
said Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food.
He compiled a list of over 400 herbs and their uses.
Benedictine Abbess Hildegard of Bingen wrote
extensively on the use of herbal remedies, tinctures,
salves, ointments and oils. Her medicine is still relevant
for our day even after 900 years. Herbs, spices, oils, teas
and other nutritional substances are the oldest forms of
medicine known. Using nature as a pharmacy can be
traced through all ancient civilizations, and over the
many centuries. Mans experiments with plants have
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yielded a vast supply of natural medicines to help heal


many ailments with virtually no harmful side-effects.
One research document stated Plant extracts have
great potential as antimicrobial compounds against
microorganisms, thus they can be used in treatment of
infectious diseases caused by resistant microbials.
This research was done with some of the oils we carry.
The yearly changing climate conditions cause the
healing constituents of the oils of plants to change in
proportions. Because of these natural variations in
formulas, its difficult for bacteria and viruses to mutate
and become resistant to therapeutic essential oils. In
Christs future kingdom the leaves of the tree were for
the healing of the nations.
Lets not wait till then.

Joanna, One Healthy Life

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SI MPLE RULES OF L I FE

Never pass up an opportunity to go to the bathroom.


Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
If you wake up breathing, congratulations! You get
another chance.
Be nice to family and friends; you never know when
you might need them to empty your bedpan.

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BAKE
BREAD
CARVE
CIDER
CO L D
COLONY
COOK
CO R N
DIET
DRESSING
EAT
FAMILY
FEAST
GIBLETS
GRANDMAS
GRAVY
HAM
HOLIDAY

INDIANS
LEFTOVERS
NAP
NOVEMBER
PARADE
PECAN PIE
PILGRIMS
PLYMOUTH
PUMPKIN PIE
SLEEP
SNOW
STUFFING
THANKSGIVING
THURSDAY
TURKEY
WINTER
YAMS

COLOR THE TURKEY USING THE COLOR CODE BELOW

B=Brown T=Tan R=Red G=Green Y=Yellow


W= White O=Orange L=Light Blue
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Mini Word Search Puzzle

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FOOTBALL
PIES
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THANKFUL
TRADITIONS
TURKEY
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WORD SEARCH
Find the words in the word list.
Words can be forward, backward, vertical, and diagonal.

WORD LIST

VETERANS
HONOR
SERVICE
MILITARY
ARMISTICE
CHARACTER
SOLDIERS
AMERICANS
HOLIDAY
COURAGE
WARS
SACRIFICE
MEDALS
HISTORY
HERO
THANKS

Find your way through the maze to pin the medal


on the soldier

Mini Word Search Puzzle

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NOT-SO-GOURMET RECIPES
SWEET POTATO SALAD

CRANBERRY CHUTNEY

4-5 large sweet potatoes (skin and boil until tender not
mushy)
1 red bell pepper (optional)
2 stalks celery (finely chopped)
2 green scallions (chopped)
1/4 cup canola oil
2 Tbs. brown rice vinegar
1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. dried tarragon

1 medium lemon
1 bag cranberries (12 oz.)
1/2 cup crystallized ginger (2 oz. finely diced)
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 whole cinnamon stick
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. salt

By Michele L. Moelder

By Pat FitzGerald

Mix oil, vinegar, mustard and tarragon in bowl. Place cooled


potatoes and diced vegetables in bowl and top with
dressing. Mix well and serve.

Recipe printed with permission


from Michele Moelder, from her cookbook
HEALTH BEAT NATURAL FOODS COOKBOOK
Available for purchase at
Health Beat Natural Foods & Deli
214 Main St, Johnson City, NY

MAPLE NUT SOUR CREAM COFFEE CAKE


3/4 cup butter
1 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt


2 cups sour cream
1 cups chopped walnuts
3/4 cup maple syrup plus
1 cup maple syrup

Grease and flour a large bundt or tube pan. Preheat oven to


350. Soak walnuts in 3/4 cup syrup. Cream butter, sugar
and eggs. Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Combine
flour mixture and creamed mixture. Fold in sour cream and
mix thoroughly. Pour half of the batter into the pan.
Top with 1/2 of the walnut/syrup mixture. Add remaining
batter. Top with remaining walnuts.
Bake for 50 minutes or until cake springs back at touch.
Let cool 15 minutes in pan. Heat 1 cup syrup. Poke holes in
top of cake. Pour hot syrup slowly over the cake and into
the holes.

T IP

Before measuring syrup or oil for a recipe, rinse the


measuring cup in hot water. This allows the ingredient to
easily pour without sticking to the cup.

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Grate rind from lemon. Peel off all white rind. Cut lemon
into pieces. In medium saucepan, combine all ingredients.
Bring to a boil, stirring often to dissolve sugar. Reduce
heat and simmer until sauce is thick and cranberries have
burst (10-15 minutes). Can be prepared up to a week
ahead, covered and refrigerated. Remove cinnamon stick
before serving. Serve at room temperature.
Pat FitzGeralds recipes are available in
GRANDMAS KITCHEN COOKBOOK.
Makes a great gift! Also available on CD Rom.
Stop and see Pat at 841 Owego Road, Candor
or call 607-659-5739.

CRANBERRY SAUCE

1 cup sugar
1 pkg (12 oz.) fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup water

In a saucepan, mix sugar and water; stir to dissolve sugar.


Bring to boil; add cranberries and return to boil; reduce
heat. Boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat. Cool completely at room temperature
and refrigerate. Makes about 2 cups.

A SNEAKY NUTRITIOUS TREAT

If your children or grandchildren are begging for


something sweet, try this healthier substitute:
1 Tbs. honey
1 Tbs. raisins
1 cup peanut butter
Mix well and drop by small spoonfuls into powdered sugar.
Roll each blob of mixture in the sugar to form a bite-size
candy. Serve with a glass of milk!

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Color Bear
By Alex L
"Dad! Come here, quick! Dad!" My son was
calling to me. The first time, I sprinted down
to him, but as he had done this 4 times
tonight, I admittedly dragged my feet a little.
"It's almost 10, what's the matter?" I asked, stepping into his
room and rubbing my weary eyes.
"The monster... he's back..."
"Son, we've been over this. Say it with me, there's no such
thing as monsters." I droned in rhythm, almost as if it were a
song. "You didn't say it with me."
"Dad... I'm scared..." I sighed and sat down at the foot of his
bed. "Well, have you asked the monster to leave?"
"He won't, I know he won't... he's a bad monster..."
"I'm not afraid of any monster. Let me take a look... again." I
hauled my limp body over to the closet and faked looking
around. "Nope, nothing in here."
"He won't come out if you're in here..."
"What if someone were to stay in here with you?"
"You?"
"No, a friend of mine. Hang on, I'll go and get him."
I left his room and went into my walk-in closet. It took a
moment for my fogged-over mind to remember exactly where I
put him, but eventually I found the bear. He had a yellow head
and hands, a blue body, green arms, red ears and a cute ruffle
around his neck. On his stomach were embroidered the words,
My First Bear. I brought it into my son's room and sat next to
him, extending the bear in my arms to my frightened child.
"This is my friend, Color Bear."
"He's your friend?"
"Yeah, he helped me a lot when I was afraid back when I was
a little boy, like you."
"I'm not a little boy!" He crossed his arms in a pout.
"Uhh, sure. Anyhow, monsters know not to go around Color
Bear. He makes them go away." I snapped my fingers. "Just
like that."
"How does he?"
I shrugged my shoulders. "I don't know, because he can only
do it when you're sound asleep."
"Will the monster come if I don't fall asleep?"
"Nah, Color Bear is just that good."
"But you said-"
"It's been a while. Trust me, Color Bear will keep you safe. He
kept me safe for years... we've been through a lot together. I
didn't get any monsters in my closet or any bed bug bites, and
now I'm not afraid. I know you won't be either."
"But-"
"Would I lie to you? Have I ever lied to you?" He shut his eyes
for a moment, desperately trying to come up with an example,
but to no avail. "...no... you never have..."
"Now do you feel safe with Color Bear?"
"He's... but he's just a bear..."
November 201 5

"He's way more than that," I whispered, standing up and


walking towards the door.
"You think so?"
"I know so."
He seemed content. "Goodnight, Dad."
"Goodnight, son. And goodnight to you, Color Bear." I left the
door open a crack, just in case.
It was about 30 minutes before he finally felt safe enough to
fall asleep, his father's words reassuring him as they always
eventually did. Color Bear was tightly wrapped in his arms until
he turned over. That's when the monster decided to come out.
It had teeth and claws, fur and wings. Perhaps the most
frightening were its horrible red eyes. In an instant, Color Bear
stood up and walked to the foot of the bed, raising a hand as
he softly spoke. His voice was high, yet authoritative.
"I may not have a mouth, but you will listen here, mister!" He
waved his arm back and forth, a proud display of his courage.
"This boy is trying to sleep, and I'm guarding him. That means
you have to leave, now."
The monster shrugged his words off and crept under the bed.
It rose right in front of the boy's sleeping face and began to
growl until the child awoke. He sat upright and cowered,
speechless, and frozen with fear.
"Hey! Did you not hear me?" Color Bear rushed to his side and
immediately got between the two, spreading his arms wide as
to shield the child. "I said leave, as in beat it, get lost, go
away!" The monster closed his mouth and looked at the bear,
astonished at his courage. "He's not afraid of you anymore, so
you might as well just go."
Not sure what to make of the situation, the monster left his
room without looking back, just like that.
"You- you really did..." the boy started. Color Bear turned to
face him and bowed as if finishing an act.
"He won't come back to bother you ever again."
"Why's that?"
"Because I'll be here, I'll always watch over you. I'm not afraid
of the dark, and someday you won't be either."
"Promise?"
"I promise."
My son woke up with a smile on his face; he got ready for
school with enthusiasm and without hesitation. He even sang
as he did it. He's usually not a morning person. When I asked
him what happened, he replied with, "I had a really, really good
dream!" But he wouldn't tell me what about. I finished getting
him ready for school and waved to him as he got on the bus
and left. I then went inside and went into his room. Color Bear
was propped up against his pillow. I pulled up a chair and
leaned in close.
"Thank you, Color Bear. Thank you." I saw him turn his head
slightly, and give me a wink. I shook his hand and patted his
head.
My son never feared the night again.

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OWEGOS HOLIDAY
SHOWCASE
Nichols
Owego
41 E. River Road 50 W. Main Street
699-7424
687-8125
See us for all your banking needs.
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Now available at: Gallery Forty One


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cuts, perms, color, highlights,
manicures, pedicures

Retail always 15% off


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687-5505
Where its all about you!
Open Monday Saturday
Call For Appointments
Walk-Ins when available
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CELEBRATING OUR
35th ANNIVERSARY!
Thank you clients and friends,
and Happy Thanksgiving!

Gift Certificates

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607-223-4150
French and Nordic-inspired Design
for your life
We still believe in Gracious Living

Open most days 11-5; closed Mon & Tues

November 2015

The Story of Rudolph


The Chicago-based Montgomery Ward
company, department store operators, had
been purchasing and distributing children's
coloring books as Christmas gifts for their customers for
several years. In 1939, Montgomery Ward tapped one of
their own employees to create a book for them, thus
saving money. 34-year old copywriter Robert L. May
wrote the story of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer in
1939, and 2.4 million copies were handed out that year.
Despite the wartime paper shortage, over 6 million
copies had been distributed by 1946.
May drew in part on the story "The
Ugly Duckling" and in part from his
own experiences as an often taunted,
small, frail youth to create the story of
the misfit reindeer. Though Rollo and
Reginald were considered, May settled
on Rudolph as his reindeer's name.

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Bring the
family and
enjoy a festive
day of shopping,
eating and fun!
Watch and listen as
the sights and sounds
of Christmas
come alive during
Owegos annual
Holiday Showcase!

Add Historic Owego's Holiday Showcase to


your list of fun things to do in November! Plan
on fun, frolic, great food, sales and Santa too!
Its a great family event!
Get in the holiday spirit as Historic Downtown
Owego merchants present their annual
Holiday Showcase - a festive day of
entertainment and events.
Experience small town holiday shopping while
browsing through the variety of unique shops.
Merchants will be showcasing their holiday
goods, in stores decked out in seasonal flair.
Enjoy entertainment and goodies throughout
the town!

November 2015

Christmas Legends - The Candy Cane


It was not long after Europeans began using
Christmas trees that special decorations were used
to adorn them. Food items, such as candies and
cookies, were used predominately and straight
white candy sticks were one of the confections used
as ornamentation. Legend has it that during the
17th century, craftsmen created the white sticks of
candy in the shape of shepherds' crooks at the suggestion of the
choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.
The candy treats were given to children to keep them quiet during
ceremonies at the living creche, or Nativity scene, and the custom
of passing out the candy crooks at such ceremonies soon spread
throughout Europe.
More recent explanations of the candy cane's symbolism hold
that the color white represents Christ's purity, the red the blood
He shed, and the presence of three red stripes, the Holy Trinity.
While factual evidence for these notions does not exist, they have
become increasingly common and at times are even represented
as fact. Regardless, the candy cane remains a favorite holiday
treat and decoration.

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THE CLOCK SHOP LLC


EXPERT CLOCK REPAIR
409 Hooper Rd Endwell, NY 13760
607-754-2980
Get your family heirlooms in for repairs

NOW to have them ready for Christmas!


If it tickswe fix!
clockrepairbinghamton.com

Open Tues-Sat
9am-1pm

After the March fire that destroyed her greenhouse, Kay Shaw thought it
might be the end of her business,
Kays Rare Cactus and Succulents
in Nichols, NY. But with the help
of some fundraising efforts and
the hard work and extreme
generosity of many individuals
who stepped up to the challenge,
a new greenhouse has been
constructed on the very spot
AFTER THE FIRE
where the original greenhouse sat.

FINISHING TOUCHES BEING APPLIED


INSIDE AND OUT

With faith, hope, determination and an incredibly strong spirit, Kay has
been gathering new plants in anticipation of the new greenhouse being
finished. And on October 2nd, as final touches were being applied to the
greenhouse, she began loading it with her plants. And in the nick of time,
as the cold weather that had generously held off to give the workers time
to complete the project was threatening to arrive at last! And what a
beautiful sight it is! Kay is very grateful to all who made it possible
Kays Rare Cactus and Succulents is back in business!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens
can change the world; indeed, its the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead
November 2015

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PLANTS BEING LOVINGLY ARRANGED


IN THEIR NEW HOME
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Have it all, Shop Small


Small Business Saturday
November 28th

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY TIMELINE

2010: First event held November 27


2011: The Day Became Official - From Washington D.C. to
Washington State, governors, mayors, senators,
and even President Obama, all voiced their
support for Small Business Saturday.
2012: 23.9 million people went out to shop at small
businesses
2013: Neighborhoods Celebrated The Day
The day continued to grow, with more individuals
and local organizations pledging to support the
day as Neighborhood Champions.
2014: An estimated $14.3 billion was spent at small
independent businesses on Small Business
Saturday. 88 million people showed up to Shop
Small on Small Business Saturday. This year could
be even bigger. Shop Small For All on Nov 28.
Keep the money in the local communities!

GRANDMA'S PRETTIES
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
3 Railroad St. Whitney Point, NY 13862

Q and A
Why should I participate in the Shop Small Movement?
As a consumer, you are a key part in helping small
businesses thrive. By shopping or dining at small
businesses throughout the year, you're showing your
support for the small businesses in your neighborhood
and reinvesting in the community you call home.
How can I participate?
There are lots of ways you can support small business.
You can go shopping or dining at a local small business,
invite friends to shop with you, or share on your social
networks where you #ShopSmall.

Lets all do our part to help our local small


businesses survive and thrive in this tough economy.
Shop Small! Shop Local!
November 2015

Open Weds-Sun 10am-5pm; Mon & Tues by app't.

WE BUY & SELL:


Antiques /Collectibles / Linen / Lamps / Jewelry / Tools
Knives / Fishing / Buttons / Beads / Pottery
Glassware / China / Crystal / Toys / Dolls
Advertising / Postcards / Furniture

Call 607-862-9795 for appointment or contact


gprettie@stny.twcbc.com

Small Business Saturday UK began in the UK in 2013 after


the success of Small Business Saturday in America.

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DINING GUIDE To area


restaurants

Laura Vattiato
Owner
Vincent Vattiato
Manager

The winner from the September


Dining Guide drawing was
Joan Eiklor of Nichols NY.
Congratulations Joan. Enjoy!
(The winner from October will be
published in the December issue).
Happy dining!

Novembers Class Holiday Theme


Thurs, Nov 19th 6-8pm

Home-baked Goods Homemade Soups


Hot Mulled Cider Pumpkin Lattes
Daves Dogs
145 Front St Owego, NY

607-687-9873
www.owegoparkview.com
Enter to win a $10 certificate to use at any
one of the area restaurants featured here.

Clip and mail this entry to:

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Home Cooked Meals


Private Banquets
Fish Fry Fri. Nights
Mon-Fri 8am-9pm
Sat 8am-10pm
Sun 8am-3pm

P.O. Box 326


Newark Valley, NY 13811-0326
Entry must be received by November 30th

Time to start planning for


holiday parties ~
special packages available
to fit any budget!

Breakfast Daily! M-F 8-11 a.m., Sat 8-2, Sun 8-3

ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD PER MONTH

Winner will be notified by phone and


will be announced in the February issue
of The Moonlighter. Enjoy!
Name: ___________________________
Address: ___________________________
__________________________________

Phone #: ______________________________

November 2015

The Moonlighter

Open 7 Days a Week


Open Thurs & Fri til 8pm!

607.223-4994

Breakfast available all day

Across from Scoville

904 State Route 17C


Owego, NY 13827

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568 Main St.

Corner of Main St. & Penn. Ave.

Apalachin, NY

607-625-2212
great food & great company

Like us on Facebook
GigisPlaceApalachin

Closed Sun, Nov 8


and
Thanksgiving Day

Home Cooking Daily Specials


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

35 River St.
Nichols, NY
607-699-7474

FRIENDS DINER

www.barstowhouse.com
Tues-Sat 4-9

Happy
Thanksgiving!

2640 Main St, Maine, NY

607-862-4929
Open 7 days / week
Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat 6:30am-2pm
Fri 6:30am-8pm; Sun 7am-1pm

Ode to Thanksgiving
Mon-Tues-Thurs-Sat

6am-2pm

May your stuffing be tasty


May your turkey plump, Wed & Fri 6am8pm your potatoes and gravy
May
Have nary a lump.
Sun 7amMay your yams be delicious
1pm
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

1551 Upper North Ave Owego, NY

687-PIZA (687-7492)
Pizza Chicken Wings Calzones
Party Packs Stromboli
Deli Subs Salads
Fresh dough made daily
100% real cheese
Only the finest ingredients
FRIDAY FISH FRY ALL YEAR
Breakfast Mon-Fri 7am

Now offering fresh, hand-cut French Fries with sandwiches!

November 2015

Remember to fill in the entry coupon on page


38 and mail it in to us by the end of the month.
Someone will win a certificate for $10 to use at
any one of these fine restaurants. It could be you!

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Poetic License

in memory of bill smith


5/21/41 11/23/07

my fathers piano

By Katharyn Howd Machan

people like us...


By Nicholas Zopp

for people like us


there's a truth never spoken
looking for love
we're wounded not broken
loneliness is a constant
it never fades
it's always dark
just different shades
when even the sun
can't brighten the day
a lighter black
or a paler gray
there is no escape
only fleeting relief
moments in time
passing and brief
for people like us
who are out on our own
looking for love
but dancing alone
off in the distance
there's music and song
for others to sing
for those who belong
those painting their life
by sharing the brush
God ran out of canvas
for people like us
but don't ever give up
your hope for another
there's people like us
in search of each other
for people like us
there's a truth never spoken
looking for love
we're wounded not broken

Lord, keep your arm


around my shoulder and
your hand over my mouth!

November 201 5

stood behind our battered couch


slip-covered a dozen times but always
lumpy, sagging, where my brother
and I would watch TV, the
original shows, no reruns then,
when my father wasnt playing
the keys or writing music for
others to play. Rural Connecticut,
spotted cows through the fence, a
tumbledown porch through the eastern
wall where chokecherries grew
and when thunderstorms struck
my mother (if she was there
from New York) would wrap me
in her arms and a blanket
and say Watch the sky, how
the pitchforks come down, the
old devils tongue telling lies.

CORNY FACTS
95% of corn farms in
America are family
owned.
There are 4200 uses
for corn ranging
from livestock feed
and ethanol, to cornbread and
soda, to latex paint and
diapers.
There are, on average, 800
kernels on an ear of corn.
There are 56 pounds in a
bushel of corn, about the
weight of a large bag of dog
food.

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If tears could build a stairway


And memories were a lane
I would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you back again.
I miss you every day.
Love, Gloria Smith

this little light

By Betty Ann Brown De Haan


Submitted by Helen De Haan in loving
memory of Betty Ann
Life does not always stay in the light
Certainly you have heard of frost bite
If there is a burden to bear
It might not be here nor there
Think not of what or whose it is
Or why or when or how it is
What you profess, did you not know?
May or may not be so
If you know not what to do
Somehow you will find a crew
Kindness and consideration is a must
Lord knows who you should be akin to trust
Be glad that you can walk
Sing a song or even talk
Dont hesitate if you want to swim
Just test the water before jumping in
Be thankful every day
For it is the Lords way
Think of others in helpful ways
Even you will have better days
And if you see this little light of mine
Thats how you know it will forever shine!

DID YOU KNOW

Around the world, 1.6 billion people lack


adequate shelter. About 1 in 4 people live in
conditions that harm their health, safety,
prosperity and opportunities.
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Princess,
Enjoy Thanksgiving and time with family
But please, Princess
Dont eat or cook too much.
Love, Henry

She started out young with hope in her heart


Of a forever love that would never part
Spinning dreams of a great white Knight
Riding to her rescue making everything alright

love

the cow

He was perfect in every way


Gallantly granting her wishes every day
Thus they would live happily ever after
In that Golden Dream World forever

By Kyerria Haggerty

Submitted by Margaret Miller


The friendly cow all red and white
I love with all my heart
She gives me cream with all her might
To eat with apple tart
She wanders lowing here and there
And yet she cannot stray
All in the pleasant open air
The pleasant light of day

sir hope

By Kathy Ostrander

Love is happiness
Love is kind
Love is fearless
Love can shine
Love is sad
Love means tears
Love is joyful

And blown by all the winds that pass


And wet with all the showers
She walks among the meadow grass
And eats the meadow flowers

But then one by one the years went by


With her dreams slowly vaporizing with a sigh
Her dreams took on a different view
As the real world started intruding through
Her great White Knight slowly faded away
To be replaced with the realities of the day
Her Knight may not come to rescue her today
Her hopes for the dream of forever do not sway

comfort

By Rev. Stanley L. Moody, Sr.

wine tasting
by Dan Sherman

I will not worry


What a day will bring
A week
A month
A year
It is enough to know
As my way I go
That my blessed Lord is near!

The taste of you so sweet


Our lips know right where to go
Your mouth...your tongue
As they taste like Pinot Grigio
The richness in your eyes
They take me always by surprise
Straight to your heart
Is where I like to go
The color of love
all souls prayer
The taste of Merlot
Thank you, Lord, for all that my
What I'm trying to say is
loved ones and I shared in this
That I'm so in to you
earthly life. May my prayers help
And you're all that
So sweet...so tasty
them on their journey to the
Just like red cat
fullness of life and happiness with
Every wine should be jealous
you in heaven. Purify them from all
Always wanting to be ya
that is not holy so they may dwell
It all starts with your lips
As they taste like Sangria
in the mystery of your perfect love
Nothing is more fine
forever. I pray, that with your grace
You are my favorite taste
and blessings, I shall be reunited
My always...glass of wine
with them again in paradise.
Your taste is one that I
will never let go to waste
November 201 5

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november
a time to remember

By Rev. Olivia Armstrong


Remember what?
Remember me?

Remember you? Remember us!


Why? Our babies are dying
Our mothers are crying
The government is constantly lying
Keeping our fathers flying
Some are even hiding. Cant see their children.
Pope didnt give the black fathers hope.
A different breedA different kind of need
With the black women fending for themself
My God, what else?
Remember this remember that
Remember what Oh, I dont forget
About my catwhere is love at
The family is a unit
Please stop trying to divide and cube it
The family that prays together stays together
Dont quit. God is still in the mix.

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Businesses & Services

Gifts/furnishings
The Left Bank
194 Front St.
Owego, NY 13827

607-223-4150

Romantic French &


Shabby Chic Decor

MUSIC
FUN-TYME
KARAOKE
Karaoke
DJ
Music For All Occasions

607-729-3232

Trailers/hitches
TRAILERS & HITCHES
RT . 2 6
GLEN AUBREY, NY
ALL UTILITY TRAILERS
ENCLOSED CARGOS
CAR HAULERS, DOLLIES
MOTORCYCLE, ATV, SNOWMOBILE
EQUIPMENT & DUMP TRAILERS
PARTS DEPT & TRAILER REPAIR

607-862-3294

hardware

insurance

Your Local Dealer


- TRUE VALUE -

HOME CENTRAL
151 Central Ave., Owego, NY
607-687-3284
199 Stage Rd., Vestal, NY
607-785-3307
7 Rich St., Candor, NY

607-659-4205
www.homecentralstores.com

jewelry
FRANK LONGO
ORIGINALS

140 N. Main St., Spencer

607- 589- 4456

85 Main St., Candor

607- 659- 5445

HOME LIFE AUTO


BUSINESS & MORE!

Unique Jewelry Design


Diamonds and Gemstones
Expert Bench Jeweler
4410 Watson Blvd
Johnson City, NY 13790

607-797-4367

www.spencer-agency.com

Expect Perfection!

Nutritionist
health care

painting

restaurant

Michele L. Moelder

Judy Hall Painting

Certified Nutritionist

FirstLine Therapy
Ondamed Technology
Personalized Diet Programs
Zyto Testing Hair Analysis
Ionic Foot Spa
Cooking Classes
214 Main St Johnson City, NY
607-798-1630 or 607-797-1001
MicheleM@healthbeatfoods.com

(Interior/Exterior)

607-743-1011
Fully Insured

35 River St. Nichols, NY


607-699-7474

www.barstowhouse.com

Tues-Sat 4-9

The Owego First Friday Art Walk continues with gallery art openings, music, and
local shops open throughout the downtown area on Friday, Nov. 6th from 5 to 8.
The Tioga Arts Council November exhibit will be works by Elmira based artist Rod
Reynolds. The Black Cat Gallery will feature works by new member artists. On the
corner and down the street Riverow Bookshop, The Left Bank, The Quilt Shop, and
Early Owego Antiques, will also be open.
On Lake Street, Gallery 41's Holiday Show featuring members and guest artists
work will be on display. Across the street Artisans' Townhouse will display a large
selection of unframed works by popular Johnson City artist Georg Gyuri Schwartz.
Las Chica's Taqueria and Originals will host live music, Carol's Coffee and Art Bar
always has art, and coffee, good eats - also of course at The Parkview, The Cellar,
Tioga Trails, and Calaboose.
All are invited to come to Owego to walk our lovely downtown, find art and
antique treasures, enjoy great people, good food and music.

Please patronize the businesses that advertise with us. Their advertising support enables us to publish each issue.
And sincere Thanks to those who sent donations this month toward our expenses! God bless you!
November 201 5

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A LAUGHING MATTER

A PIECE OF PUMPKIN PIE

(because we all need to lighten up a little)

MAUDE AND MABEL

Working at the Supermarket

Maude was picking through the frozen


turkeys at the grocery store, but
couldn't find one big enough for her
family. She asked Mabel, who was
working part-time as a stock person,
'Mabel, do these turkeys get any

Jolene's father brought two guests


home for Thanksgiving supper.
After they had enjoyed the turkey, Jolene went to the
kitchen to help her mother, and proudly brought in a
piece of pumpkin pie and gave it to her father. He
passed the plate to a guest. Jolene came in with a
second piece and gave it to her father, who again gave
it to a guest. This was too much for Little Jolene, who
blurted out, 'It's no use, Daddy. The pieces are all the
same size.'

bigger?'
Mabel looked at her incredulously and answered, 'Of
course not, Maude, they're dead.'

IRREFUTABLE LAWS
Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in
water, the telephone rings.

Thanksgiving Divorce
A man in Dallas calls his son in New York just before
Thanksgiving and tells him, 'I am sorry to tell you but
your mother and I are planning on divorcing. I just
cannot take any more of her moaning. We can't stand
the sight of each other anymore.' Im telling you first,
Eddie, because youre the eldest. Please tell your sister.
When Eddie calls his sister Julie, she says: 'No way are
they getting divorced, Ill go over and see them for
Thanksgiving.'
Julie phones her parents and tells them both 'You must
NOT get divorced. Promise you won't do anything until I
get over there. I'm calling Eddie, and we'll both be
there with you tomorrow. Until then, don't take any
action, please listen to me', and hangs up.
The father puts down the phone and turns to his wife
and says. 'Good news' he says, 'Eddie and Julie are
coming for Thanksgiving and they are both paying their
own way.'

THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE

Thanksgiving Turkey
It's the day before Thanksgiving, and the butcher is just
locking up when a man pounds on the front door.
'Please let me in. I forgot to buy a turkey, and my wife
will kill me if I don't bring one home,' the man pleads.
'Okay, 'says the butcher.' Let me see what I have left.'
He goes into the freezer and brings out the last scrawny
turkey he has.
'Thats too skinny. What else you got?' says the man.
The butcher takes the bird back into the freezer and
waits a few minutes and brings the same turkey back
out to the man.
'Oh, no, 'says the man, 'That one doesn't look any
better. You better give me both of them!'
November 201 5

Back in the days before the 911 system, a very


distraught man called the fire department.
Help, my house is on fire. You gotta come!"
The dispatcher responded, "Okay, calm down now;
we're going to help you. How do we get there?"
"Well, don't you still have that big red truck?"

SPELL THAT, PLEASE

A couple, while their house was being repaired from a


flood, rented a house a few blocks away. The wife,
being unfamiliar with the layout of the place, fell and
injured her leg painfully. The husband called an
ambulance service and explained the situation. When
asked for the address, he said, 1729 Eucalyptus
Boulevard."
"Wow, that's a mouthful", he was told. "Can you spell
that for me?"
"No, I don't know how to spell it."
"Don't you have a utility bill or something with your
address on it?"
"No, we just moved here. I could probably drag her
over to Oak Street", he replied.

HAPPY RETIREMENT

I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure


what I'll do that second week.

Internet went down and I had


to spend time with the family.
They seem like good people.

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Whats happening
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETINGS

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

Hear
Ye!

Tuesdays at 7pm - Campville United Methodist


Church (17C, East of Owego, in Campville)
Wednesdays at 5:45pm - First Baptist Church, Owego
Wednesdays at 7pm - Spencer Federated Church, Spencer

FREE IN CHRIST 12 STEP RECOVERY


MINISTRY

Tuesday evenings fellowship 6:30-7pm, meeting 7-8:30pm


Calvarys Love Church (1315 Reynolds Rd, Johnson City)
Join us on the Road to Freedom from addictions, hurts,
habits, dependencies.
Worship, discussion, teachings from Pastor Derrick West.
For info, call church office at 797-3757.

FREE FOOT HEALTH SCREENINGS

First Wednesday of each month from 8am-12N


Lourdes Medical Office (3101 Shippers Rd, Vestal)
Check for diabetic foot ulcers, foot & ankle pain, flat feet,
wounds & athletes foot
To schedule an appointment call 798-5170 (M-F 9-3).

OPEN HEARTS DINNER

Every Wednesday from 5-6:30pm


McKendree United Methodist Church
(224 Owego St, Candor) Fun, fellowship, good food
Contact Denice Peckins at denicepeckins@hotmail.com

STORY TIME

Wednesdays from 10-11am (Berkshire Free Library)


Fridays from 10-11am (Richford Congregational Church)
Free for children 2-5 and parent or caregiver

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (T.O.P.S.)


Meet every Thursday at 6pm
Candor Town Hall (101 Owego Rd, Candor)
Call Jean Dewey at 659-9969 or email
jmdewey@frontiernet.net

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Meets first Thursday of each month at 7pm


For those diagnosed with breast cancer and/or in remission
Lourdes Breast Care Center
For more info, call 798-6161.

CANDOR MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers)

Meeting every 1st & 3rd Thursday


Candor Congregational Church parsonage (134 Main St,
Candor) - For moms of infants thru kindergarten.
Snacks craft speaker group discussion onsite child
care - Also looking for child care volunteers.
For more info, call Maryalice Hunt at 659-5191.
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Meets the 4th Thursday of every month from 6:30-8pm


Vestal Public Library (320 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal)
The meetings are open to anyone with multiple sclerosis.
Register by calling 1-800-975-2404.

TWIN TIERS ANTIQUE AND MACHINERY


ASSOCIATION POST

Members meeting third Thursday each month at 7pm


Stoll Building (200 Lake Rd, Towanda, PA)
Monthly tractor pulls April thru October.
Any questions, call Bob or Joan Ely at 570-746-1794
or email jdfluffy50@yahoo.com

WINGS/FINGERS

Every 1st & 3rd Friday


American Legion Post #907 (90 Spencer Rd, Candor)
Eat in or take out call 659-7395.

VETERANS OF MODERN WARFARE

Meets first Saturday of the month @ 11am


The Church Commons Community Center (28 Main St,
Owego) All Vets are welcome. See you on Nov 7th!
Questions or comments, call Bill Reynolds at 644-5690.

3RD ANNUAL COAT DRIVE

Sponsored by Apalachin Lions Club


Thru November 22
Collecting clean winter coats for those in need.
Blessed Trinity at St. Margaret Marys (Apalachin),
Apalachin Library, or Johnsons Pools & Spas (Owego)

STEPPING ON
Wellness Workshop to Prevent Falls

Thurs, Nov 5 from 10am-noon


Candor EMS Building (corner Main and Academy St.)
Program is facilitated by registered nurses.
For more info or to register, call Diane at 757-0750 or
Donna at 765-4180.

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN BUSINESS


CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW

Thurs, Nov 5 from 8am-4:30pm


Owego Treadway (Rt. 17C Owego)
Conference includes 2 keynote speakers, 6 training sessions
(choose 2), 70-vendor trade show, door prizes, continental
breakfast, roast turkey lunch, afternoon refreshments
with cash bar.
Trade show open free to public 8-9am, 11-12noon, 2-3pm.
Tickets $75 trade show open to men and women.
Vendor tables available 8 tables $225, half tables $165.
Register online at www.celebratingwib.com or download
form and send in with a check.

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MS COMEDY NIGHT

Benefit MS Resources of CNY


Fri, Nov 6 - Elks Club (619 N. Nanticoke Ave, Endicott)
Ticket cost $15.00

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

Fri, Nov 6 and Sat, Nov 7 at 6pm


Owego United Methodist Church (261 Main St, Owego)
Tickets $20 in advance includes dinner
Hilarious comedy entitled Murder at the Banquet
For tickets and more info, call 687-2417.

Country Roads Home Show


at Newark Valley Fire Department Hall

NV Firemans Auxiliary Fundraiser and Baked Goods

7151 Rte. 38, Newark Valley, NY

Saturday, November 7, 2015 9am 3pm


Featuring over 20 Vendors, Crafters, Vintage
Shopping for Holiday Shopping and Special Orders
~ Free Admission ~
CLIP THIS OUT AND GET A FREE CUP OF COFFEE,
TEA, OR HOT COCOA AT OUR HOLIDAY FAIR EXPO

COUNTRY ROADS HOME SHOW

Sat, Nov 7 from 9am-3pm


Newark Valley Fire Dept Hall, Rt 38, NV
Holiday Shopping. Vendors, crafters.
For more info see ad on this page.

We are still looking for vendors and crafters!


For more info call Kat at (607) 237-9477

OWEGO HOLIDAY SHOWCASE

Sat, Nov 7 from 10am-5pm


Throughout Owego, NY
Fun family event shopping, festivities, entertainment,
Santa Claus will be there!
See pages 34 & 35 of this issue.

TURKEY DINNER

Sun, Nov 8 from 12:00 noon-2:30pm


Center Lisle Church (Rt. 79, Lisle)
Adults $9; children $4
Take-out available

NEWARK VALLEY FOOD PANTRY

Now accepting orders for holiday baskets in the 13811


zip code. Call 642-8102 or 642-8587 to sign up.
Methodist Church Ministry Center (Main St, Newark
Valley)
For pickup, enter from parking lot and go down stairs.
Thanksgiving sign-up by Nov 1; pickup Nov 21 from
10am-noon
Christmas sign-up by Dec 1; pickup on Dec 19 from
10am-noon

AN EVENING OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP


Proclaiming Gods Love through Music

Fri, Nov 13 at 7pm


Memorial Park Baptist Church (1013 Front St, Vestal)
Featuring A Touch of Christ with Gary and Gena McMyne
Any questions, call Marlene at 785-3757.

NOTE: No pantry on Nov 17, 19, 24, 26; Dec 15, 17, 22,
24, 29, 31.
No Senior pantry in Nov and Dec. If need
arises, call above numbers.

THANKSGIVING DINNER

TOAST TO TIOGA
Benefit Tioga Arts Council - Wine Pull Fundraiser

Thanks to these churches of Newark Valley: First United


Methodist, St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic, United Church
of Christ
Thurs, Nov 26 from 1-3pm
Newark Valley United Church of Christ (32 S. Main St, NV)
Reservations a must Leave message at 642-5520
or 687-1068 by Nov 23.
Volunteers welcome! Eat in, take out, or delivery.

7TH ANNUAL ROTARY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR


Proceeds to the PolioPlus Campaign of Rotary Intl

As a service, we provide free event listings for


churches and non-profit groups in this section.

Sat, Nov 14 from 6-10pm


$20 donation choose a numbered cork and receive the
bottle of wine with the corresponding number.
Open to the public light refreshments.
If interested in donating wine to this event, visit the wine
registry at The Wine Connection (153 Main St, Owego). You
will receive a 10% discount off your purchase.

Sun, Nov 15 from 9am-3pm


Owego Elks Lodge (223 Front St, Owego)
Free & open to the public.
Local arts & crafts farm goods homemade foods

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Reminder: Next month there will be a combined


December/January issue. Events for both months
must be received by November 15th.
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Good Shepherd B & B


June Lange Esler
PO Box 184 26 S. Main St.
Newark Valley, NY 13811

607-642-5037
As we pause to thank Him for the
blessings of the past year, we must
not forget to thank Him for the
lessons we have learned through our
difficult times. We are not to be
thankful for just the pleasant, easy
things, but ALL things.
~ Millie Stamm

Thanksgiving Quotes For You to Consider and Enjoy:


Proverb: Who does not thank for little, will not thank for much.
Erma Bombeck: No one diets on Thanksgiving. We're talking about a
wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when
no one diets. Why else would they call it Thanksgiving?
George Carlin: We're having something a little different this year for
Thanksgiving. Instead of a turkey, we're having a swan. You get more
stuffing.
Johnny Carson: Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel
thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And
then discover once a year is way too often.
Gerald Good: If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It
will change your life mightily.
Henri J. M. Nouwen: Gratitude goes beyond the 'mine' and 'thine'
and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift.

Thanksgiving Alphabet

STRAITS CORNERS
COUNTRY STORE
1236 Straits Corners Road
Owego, NY 13827
Phone 607-687-6836

Thanks from Louise & Sue


The first Thanksgiving celebration in
1621 lasted for three days. It included
not only food, but also games. The
Pilgrims gave thanks for the bountiful
harvest with the Wampanoag Indians.

T ... Turkeys, table-spreads, being together


H ... Happiness and homes to protect us from all weather
A ... Aunts and uncles, a reunion in Fall
N ... Nieces and nephews, family members all
K ... Kind-hearted kin coming over for dinner
S ... Surely you'll have fun, but you won't get thinner
G ... Gourds and pumpkins, mouths open wide
I ... Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride
V ... Very special times-there could even be snow
I ... Imagine what it was like at Plymouth long ago
N ... Never forget how the settlers led the way
G ... Giving thanks and blessing this special day

Turkey Trivia

www.valleyhairvisions.com

When a Tom turkey [male


turkey] gobbles, it can be heard
from as far away as a mile. In
fact, only the Tom turkeys
gobble; female turkeys make a
clucking or clicking sound.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Benjamin Franklin proposed that


the turkey should become the
official bird of the United States.

Still collecting
food donations for
the Newark Valley
Food Pantry

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When things in your life seem almost too much to


handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough,
remember the mason jar and the 2 beers
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had
some items in front of him. When the class began, he
wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mason jar
and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They
agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of
pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar
lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between
the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They
agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of
sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled
up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students
responded with a unanimous 'yes.' The professor then
produced two beers from under the table and poured
the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the
empty space between the sand.
The students laughed. 'Now,' said the professor as the
laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar
represents your life. The golf balls are the important
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things---your family, your children, your health, your


friends and your favorite passions---and if everything
else was lost and only they remained, your life would
still be full. The pebbles are the other things that
matter like your job, your house and your car. The
sand is everything else---the small stuff'.
'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued,
'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls!
The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and
energy on the small stuff you will never have room for
the things that are important to you. Pay attention to
the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend
time with your children. Spend time with your
parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out
to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time
to clean the house and mow the lawn.
Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really
matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand'.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what
the beer represented.
The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad
you asked...The beer just shows you
that no matter how full your life may
seem, there's always room for a
couple of beers with a friend.'

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