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ulunllmnNunlml Wednesday, October 21, 2009 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota- Page 12 HOURS: Monday - Thursday l0 a.m. - 10 p.m Friday- Saturday 10 a.m.- 11 p.m. Sunday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Give a Gift Certificate from DaRoo's Wednesday, Oct. 21 - Sunday, Oct. 25 Don't forget to try our Mexican menu/ ! HwY 2 EAST BAGLEY Amy Alkon My 31-year-old boyfriend has the best clothes, cars, electronics, takes me to the nicest get the picture. He told me he was "an investor," working for himself, making online investments. I eventually asked how he could afford his lifestyle in this economy. He said he "comes from money," and has a trust fund. To me, the fact that his father's a doctor only confirmed there was family money. After six months, he took me to meet his parents. I assumed we'd pull up to a mansion, but it was an apartment complex reminiscent of college housing! By Carol Ann Burtness, University of Minnesota Extension There are more than 2,500 apple varieties in the United States, and nearly as many ways to use them. A University of Minnesota Extension publication, "Apples for Minnesota and their Culinary Uses" (http : //www.extension. umn. edu/distribution/ horticulture/DG1111, html) explains which varieties are best for various uses. First, refrigerate your apples if you won't use them soon after picking. Cool air keeps apples juicy and crisp. Apples stored at room temperature deteriorate 10 times faster than refrigerated apples. Refrigerate apples in plastic bags with small air holes. Do not place apples close to foods with strong odors since the odor may be picked up by the apples. Wash apples before eating or preserving. To wash, rub each apple under running water or use a clean, soft scrub brush, and dry it with a clean paper towel. Washing apples in a sink filled with water is not recommended since standing The Red River Basin Commission (RRBC) came into being in 1979 (formerly The International Coalition) from a growing awareness that individuals could not deal with floods on their own - that whole communities needed to tackle the problem. Today we know that solving the Basin's flood problems needs to be bigger even than communities; that if real solutions are to emerge the entire watershed needs to plan and work as one. For, no matter how you cut it, any community or area of the Basin is impacted by neighbors downstream and upstream, and, in tum, impacts its neighbors. This knowledge motivates the RRBC to keep information flowing and discussions going about ways to address flooding and the related issues of water quality and the economic vitality of the Basin. Here is an update of what is happening and how you and your community or local water and land agencies can be a part: • A special Long-Term Flood Solutions Oversight Committee composed of I'm not materialistic. I'm from a blue-collar family and have worked since I was 15 (I'm 27). But after a year together, I'm wondering whether he's a liar with tons of debt. Asking questions is hard because I don't want him to think it's the money I care about. I love him and believe he may be "the one," but may rethink that if he's carrying a million in debt. -- Worried If you don't get to the bottom of this, little things you take for granted -- like being able to afford the bologna portion of your bologna sandwich -- could become a really big deal. Suddenly, "grabbing something at the store" means running out fast enough to elude the fat security guard. You're way overdue for figuring out whether this man and his means are living apart e -- probably because you're kinda jazzed by all the things money can buy, and feel guilty because of it. Sure, if this guy is on the level, just by being with him, you could eat daily at a fine restaurant, and not because management is nice enough to feed you before your shift. Keep in mind, you weren't looking down the bar with tiny binoculars to see which guy whipped out a platinum card. You're a hardworking girl who fell for an "investor" with no apparent means of support - - unless you count his daddy, supposedly a doctor with piles of money who's living like he just completed his residency to be a lawn doctor. Your boyfriend may have a trust fund of sorts ("Trust me, Pops, this is the last time you'll have to bail me out"). Even if he has a permanent easy with water can spread contamination treat them. The most common from one apple to another, treatment is ascorbic acid Cover and refrigerate sliced (vitamin C). Ascorbic acid apples if they are not eaten may be used in its pure form within two hours ofpreparation, or in commercial mixtures This reduces browning and (e.g. Fruit-Fresh brand). maintains quality and safety. Placing apples in lemon Freezing, when done juice solutions or in sugar safely and properly, is one of syrup works; however, these the easiest methods of food methods are not as effective as preservation. Begin with treatment with ascorbic acid. apples that are crisp and firm, 3. Freeze apple slices in a not mealy in texture. These are single layer on a metal baking usually the varieties listed as sheet until frozen (2-3 hours). good f or pie. 4. Transfer frozen apple Start with high quality apples slices to a freezer bag. Remove without any signs of decay. Do as much air as possible from not preserve "fallen" apples the bag. The apples will remain (fruit that has blown off the separated which makes it easy tree) because they are more to measure out for recipes. likely to contain mold spores, 5. Pour out the amount of which can result in spoilage of frozen apple slices needed, the preserved products, reseal the bag and return to Frozen apples keep better the freezer. texture and flavor if they are For a quick microwave packed in sugar or sugar syrup, applesauce, place frozen apple However, you can freeze slices in a microwave-safe unsweetened apple slices if dish. Add a small amount of you are going to cook or bake water. Cover and microwave them in pies or cobblers, on high until tender. One option for freezing is Microwaving frozen slices "tray-freezing" individualfrom two apples on HIGH slices. To freeze apple slices: takes about five minutes; stir 1. Slice apples to desiredonce during cooking. Add thickness, sugar and cinnamon to taste 2. To prevent browning, after cooking. - work underway on flood planning RRBC board members and damage potential still exists community representatives and determine best solutions, has held meetings with many along with potential sources of of the cities and counties most funding to put these solutions impacted by the 2009 flood, into place. with the goals of gaining • RRBC's 27th Annual Summit perspective on problems and Conference will present the informing entities of the Basin- above information and offer wide effort underway, opportunity for discussions in • A public survey went a watershed-wide venue. The out in October to get input conference is scheduled for from citizens and local January 19-21, 2010, in Grand water management entities Forks. and agencies to ascertain If you would like more communities' needs and information about meetings in potential solutions. The or near your own community flood survey may be filledor the Annual Summit out on the website www. Conference, contact the RRBC redriverbasinc°mmissi°n'°rg" at 218-291-0422 or staff@ • Public forums have been schedule in October and November to allow citizens to discuss their needs and concerns and suggest solutions to flooding in their area. The forufia schedule is on the RRBC website. Citizens may also submit their flood stories to flood2009@ redriverbasincommission, org. • An independent outside engineering firm is busy compiling an overview of flood damage and flood mitigation on the Red and its tributaries. The goal of the analysis is to pinpoint where flood GREAT NORTHERN Bar & Grill Hours: Monday- Saturday, 7:30 a.m. , 8:30p.m. Closed Sunday COME ENJOY OUR DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS Friday Special Walleye Dinner Saturday Special Steak & Shrimp Dinner Bagley. 694-2177 pipeline to serious family money, can you really respect a 31-year-old man who's still living off Mommy and Daddy? After. all, it's not like he's doing it to bring clean water to poor villagers in Africa. I'd guess that he's day-trading, a profession that works for many like that old joke about how to make a small fortune in aviation (start with a big one). Unfortunately, it's human nature to keep believing that your big score is just around the corner -- the corner you hurry your girlfriend by when you're trying to pass off the repo man as a valet with a tow truck. Appearances can be deceiving -- especially to girls too needy for love and fearful of disapproval to say "Yoohoo, what's that red flag over there?" Early on, you get information by giving it: talking about how you grew up and how you see money, and drawing his background and ST. PAUL -- In the midst of a statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign running through Oct. 22, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced the Minnesota counties with the highest percentage of unbelted traffic deaths based on total number of vehicle occupant deaths. DPS identifies specific pockets of the state with an overrepresentation of unbelted deaths -- all in Greater Minnesota, where a vast majority of unbelted traffic deaths occur each year. Each year, more than half of Minnesota traffic, deaths are unbelted. During 2006- 2008, 1,097 vehicle occupants were killed in crashes and 539 were not buckled up. Research indicates this is a conservative number as belt use is "unknown" in about 10 percent of fatal crashes each year. DPS estimates a majority of the unknown fatalities are unbelted. DPS last week announced Minnesota motorists' daytime belt use compliance is 90 percent based on an observation survey. "Regardless of our record- high seat belt use rate, it's clear far too many motorists are still traveling not buckled up and are paying the ultimate price," says Cheri Marti, director of DPS Office of Traffic Safety. "The results from this county data reveal why education and enforcement of the primary seat belt law is SO valuable to further increase belt compliance." Minnesota Counties with the Highest Percentage of Unbelted Fatalities, 2006- 2008:A pod of six south central counties including a block bordering Iowa combined for 59 vehicle occupant deaths of which 35 were not belted (59 percent): Faribault (8 vehicle occupant deaths-5 unbelted); Freeborn (15-8), Martin (8-5), Mower (8-5), Steele (13-7) and Waseca (7-5). In central Minnesota four counties combined for 45 vehicle occupant deaths of which 34 were not buckled up (75 percent): Kanabec (4-4), Mille Lacs (16-13), Morrison HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY! October 31st • 9 p.m. - l a.m. PLENTY OF PRIZES, - DJ & KARAOKE MINNESOTA VIKINGS FOOTBALL SPECIAL 2 FOR 1 DRINKS & BEER Every time the Vikes score a Touchdown! Every Thursday ~ 8 - 10 p.m. ( 2 for 1 Drinks! ~m 7 Days a weekt BAR BINGO: MONDAY & FRIDAY 6 p.m. SHARP! Followed by Meat Raffles Benefiting the Mahnomen Boys & Girls Club Hours: Man. - Sol. Happy Hour: 9 a.m. - 1 o.m. Monday - Friday Sun: Noon - MJdn ght Z 4- 6 p.m. BURGERS • RECEPTION • GAMING • ON OFF SALE Lengby, MNo (218) 66812111- 5 Miles South of Lengby on #4 AD SPACE FOR RENT CALL US! (218) 694-6265 values out of him. You look for incongruities (especially outrageous ones) and ask about them until you get satisfactory answers. That's what you need to do now -- after laying out your feelings for him and your fears. If he explodes or just stonewalls, the truth is probably what you suspect: A fool and his lines of credit are soon parted, and sure, you'll be able to take your kids to the dentist -- as soon as you find a buyer for your left kidney. Seconds on Carats You gave bad advice, telling that poor girl to return her engagement ring to the fiance who broke up with her. The ring was his mother's. Well, this girl's the dumpee, so that ring is now hers. My advice? Sell it to finance a fabulous vacation with her girlfriends. -- Know Better If you're from a country where your daddy won't get the same number of goats if you've done the impure act, then sure, when a groom-to-be hightails it, some bling should change hands. But here, the whole ring thing is weird to me. If men and women are equals, how come the guy has to give the girl an engagement ring but nobody expects her to buy him engagement golf clubs or an engagement boat? Even weirder is the impulse to hang on to the ring after the engagement is kaput. It's a failed relationship, not a failed revenge plot. Acting vindictively says you weren't so much in love as you were desperate to be loved. You are what you do, and there's a high road to take here, and it doesn't lead to Benny's Pawn Shop. Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aoL eom (www. ach,icegoddess. con0 COPYRIGHT 2009 AMY ALKON (17-12) and Todd (8-5). Among four north central Minnesota counties there were 52 vehicle occupant deaths and 33 were not belted (63 percent): Aitkin (8-5), Beltrami (12-8), Cass (15-8) and Itasca (17- 12). Other counties with an overrepresentation of unbelted traffic deaths include the counties of Clay (15-10), Carlton (I 0-6), Pennington (5- 5), Red Lake (4-4), Renville (8~5) and Wright (34-22). Minnesota Counties with Lowest Percentage of Unbelted Fatalities, 2006-2008 (counties with fewer than eight deaths not listed): Carver (22-8), Chisago (23-8), Douglas (21-6), Lyon (9-3), Otter Tail (10-3), Scott (26-8), Sherburne (16-5) and Wabasha (8-2). Unbelted statistics for metro counties are: Anoka (43-23), Dakota (46-18), Hennepin (102-40), Ramsey (37-19) and Washington (30-10). Around 400 Minnesota law enforcement agencies are participating in the Oct. 9-22 Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign --- the first full-scale enforcement since the primary seat belt law became effective June 9. The primary law states drivers and all passengers -- including , in the back seat -- must be buckled up or in the correct child restraint. Law enforcement can stop motorists solely for seat belt violations, including unbelted passengers. Matinee: $350 • Evening Show: $4.50 Phone: (218) 435-1700 www.fesstutheetm.cem Showing Now = 10/29 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Starring: [] Max Records as Max as Carol as Judith & as Ira FIND FRONT PAGE & CLASSIFIEDS ON-LINE! To find the front page and classified page on the interact, go to: Click on "paper & classifieds" st o CASH PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES PLUS OTHER BOOR PRIZES! Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. Judging at 11 p.m. LOBO'S BAR & GRILL 1% mi. east of Itasca Park N. Entrance Open I1 a.m. - 1 a.m. ~- Mon. - Sat. • 12 - 12 Sundays (218) 266-3611 UP COMING ACTIVITIES FOR Wed. 2Pt: Post Meeting, 8:00 p.m. Sat. 3Pt: Halloween Party, "U-n-Us Karaoke" & Family Feud, 8:30 p.m. November Activities Coming Soon... 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