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August 9, 2017

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, August 9, 2017 C-5 HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ALBERT EINSTEIN Sweet's Column by Barbara Sweet Katiedid vs... by Katiedid Langrock Mama bear See SWEETS on 10 CHEESY CHICKEN FRITTERS By Monica Sinclair Zucchini fitters, salmon fritters, apple fritters… and now, chicken fritters! How can you go wrong with any kind of fritter? I found this week's recipe while scrolling through Facebook and thought it looked absolutely scrumptious. Thank goodness chicken was already on my shopping list this week. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS Ingredients for Chicken Fritters: 3 large (or 1 1/2 lbs) chicken breasts 2 large eggs 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (or cornstarch or po- tato starch for gluten free) 4 oz (or 1 1/3 cups shredded) mozzarel- la cheese 1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste Extra light olive oil, or any high heat cook- ing oil Ingredients for Garlic Aioli Dip (Optional) 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 garlic clove, pressed 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper INSTRUCTIONS 1. Using a sharp knife, dice chicken into 1/3" thick pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl. Tip: If chicken breast is partially frozen, it will be a lit- tle bit easier to slice. 2. Into the mixing bowl, add remaining batter in- gredients: 2 eggs, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup flour, 1 1/3 cups shredded mozzarella, 1 1/2 Tb- sp dill, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper, or season to taste. Stir the mixture until well com- bined, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. 3. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 Tbsp oil. When oil is hot, add the chicken mixture a heaping Tablespoon at a time. (Use a trigger release ice cream scoop for even portion- ing). Slightly flatten out the tops with the back of your spoon and sauté uncovered 3-4 minutes on the first side, then flip and sauté 3 minutes on the second side or until outsides are golden brown and chicken is fully cooked through. 4. To make the aioli (if using), combine all ingredi- ents in a small bowl or measuring cup and stir to- gether until smooth. Source: Share your favorite recipe! Monica's Meals in Minutes PO Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567 FACEBOOK MAIL EMAIL a MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES "There are bears ahead," he said. Or at least that's what I think he said. I've never been very good at listening when I'm distracted, and I'm distract- ed often. I was even more so when I was 10 and acting the part of a thru-hiker with my dad on a weeklong stint on the Ap- palachian Trail. This was a thing we did every summer. We would pick up where we had left off the year before and hike for a few days or a week – pre- tending we, father and daughter, were taking on the great wilderness – before calling my mom to come pick us up. We'd tell stories to the other trail folk – "oh, the things we've seen" – all of them made up. There were tales of poison ivy woods so thick you'd come out with a rash on your eyeballs, of woodland ghosts, of abnormally large footprints. It made for good fun, but I'm doubtful it fooled anybody. It was easy to tell the difference between us and the true thru-hikers. The relative- ly thin layer of grime and dirt on our faces was one factor. Our low level of stench was the dead giveaway. And here was this man in the moun- tains of North Carolina, one of the hairiest and smelliest I'd seen, only to be surpassed by his smellier and grimier father, telling us there were bears ahead. Or maybe he said there were woodland pirates ahead or the spotted hen who undoubtedly was pa- tient zero for the chickenpox epidem- ic ahead. I couldn't be sure. I was so distracted by the sight and smell of that father-son duo. But what I could be sure of was the look of terror on my dad's face. "Let's turn around," my dad said. Turn around? That's not how trail life worked. You didn't change directions willy-nilly. Plus, there were bears ahead! I want- ed to see them. I ran ahead as my dad walked cautiously behind me. Five minutes down the trail, we found them – two black bear cubs playing just off the trail. My dad whistled for me to come back to him, but I wanted a closer look. So cute. He called my name. Sternly. Dad was nervous, but why should he be? The cubs were much smaller than I was. They couldn't hurt us. I just want- ed to touch one. I walked toward the cubs. My dad was frozen in fear. He kept whistling at me, calling my name in that specif- ic manner that comes across as both a yell and a whisper. He was furious; this I could tell. But I could not tell why. Because the thing I didn't under- stand at the time was that the mama bear, though currently unseen, was undoubtedly nearby and might not think twice about shredding an over- curious child openly defying her fa- ther into her own version of Carolina pulled pork. We never did see the mama bear. We never did see another foot of the trail that year, either, because when I finally got back to my dad, he decided we were walking to the nearest town and calling my mom. There's got to be trust on the trail – even if you're only pretending to take on the long haul. It wasn't until years later, when I was 18 and spending the summer camping in Denali Na- tional Park, that I came to understand my dad's fears. The nightly talks that the rangers gave about how to handle bear attacks were enough to ensure that the bears wer- en't the only ones to you-know-what in the woods. There was talk of going up on your tippy-toes, arms outstretched, and screaming to scare a bear off. Talk of using bear spray, which is basical- ly like throwing a fistful of fire ants in- to a bear's eyes and hoping the wind doesn't blow them back into your own. And if all else failed, there was the in- struction to play dead while curling your body in the tightest ball possible; that way, with the bear swiping at you with his mighty claws and gnawing on you with his mighty teeth, you might have a marginal chance of protecting your vital organs. Happy hiking. Last week, we went on a family vaca- tion to Yellowstone National Park. Far in the distance, through a small scope, my nearly 5 -year-old saw a grizzly. "I wanna see it up close," he said. Parenting karma is real. Like Katiedid Langrock on Facebook, at humor. Save Thousands Hurry before they're all gone!! Oh Deer! We need to clear out our lot to bring in NEW MODELS!! LOT CLEARANCE SALE 814 Niblack Blvd., Vincennes, IN 1-800-743-7004 HOMES STARTING AT $53,900 PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday, Aug. 26 • 10 a.m. EDT 1/4 mile west of Otwell, IN on Hwy. 257 To consign or for more information, contact: Hill's Auction Center WM Keith Hill IN #AU01020879 (812) 789-6367 or Jason Keeker (812) 354-2419 2011 JD "Gator," 4x4, 1-Owner, 120 hrs.; JD 2920A, Zero-Turn Mower, 1 Owner, 320 hrs.; 2-JD "A" and "60" Tractors, P.S. 3-pt., 1-Owner; Ford 3000 Utility Tractor; 2015 18' Car Hauler; 14' Fishing Boat; 1995 25' Motor Home (75K Miles) Auction service Hi stars, and welcome to this big stage all lit up in colorful bright lights and dec- orated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birthday or an- niversary in the week of August 10 -16, so come on up onto this big stage and take a bow. August 10 – Evie Sweet turns 12 years, Garrett Snipes turns 11 years, Ter- ry Strobel, and Carol Gay- hart turns 54 years. August 11 – Florence Hud- dleston turns 43 years, Deb- bie Lamb turns 62 years, Carl Astrike turns 82 years, Billy and Sarah Thomas will celebrate 10 years, and Tom and sherry Arnold will cele- brate another year. August 12 – Alec Nowark turns 14 years, Jarred Carl- isle, and Lillian Jean Deffen- doll turns 10 years. August 13 – Janet Fithian turns 72 years, Damien Mai- er turns seven years, Bri- gitte Chamness turns 73 years, Chris Downey turns 21 years, and Bob Bass turns 57 years. August 14 – Kyana Hens- ley turns 12 years, Cody Cunningham turns 30 years, and Sarah Woods turns 30 years. August 15 – Seasons Bar- nett turns 15 years, and Shannon Nelson turns 27 years. August 16 – Christopher Meyer turns 32 years, Jes- sica Cummins turns 30 years, Katie Altmeyer turns 24 years, Jayda Lynn Vick- ers turns nine years, and Francis K. Loveless turns 71 years. May all our stars have a really great day and may all your wishes come true. Keep in your heart and in your prayers all our stars who need that card, vis- it, phone call, and that dai- ly thought of them to have an enjoyable day. Allergies and colds are around and some have the flu. We all have someone we think about each day like Teresa, Mildred, Janice, Arvle, Katie, Ju- nior, Spatsy, Cary, Robert, and Terry just to name a few. Last week's pa- per had two stars of Winslow that I know that have passed – Mary Martha Cur- tis and Paul L Head, to the families and friends remem- ber all the great times and share your memories and more memories will come your way. Events coming up in Winslow and the surround- ing areas are: August 9 – All Pike Coun- ty Schools start – teachers and students have an enjoy- able 2017-2018 school year. We hope your summer was great and restful and now the learning continues. August 12- Car Show at the Winslow Eskimo Gro- cery at 3 p.m. and NO en- try fee. August 12– Patoka Town- ship Annual Open House from 5 -9 p.m. located west at 1554 E St Rd 64 from Ar- thur Junction. They are in partnership with Pike Co EMA to proudly present a "kid safe day." On-site will be the Pike Co Sheriffs Dept., DNR, and Pike Co EMS. Safety Demonstra- tions, inflatables, food, and much more. Free Event and they also have Fire Trucks! August 13 – 76th Poehlein Reunion and the theme is 50s music at the Winslow Snyder Community Center with a bring in meal to start around 12 Noon (EDT). Do you have any 50s music? If so you could bring them. I know the kids will do the Twist Contest but us Kids at Heart can enter. I might! And if you could bring your plates and silverware but if you cannot some will be provided. Maybe an auc- tion so bring your 50s spir- it and laugh, talk, eat great good, and don't forget the desserts. Hope to see you all again and another thing – could anyone who took pictures last year our 75th, could you bring them, my camera had issues that day. August 14th – Winslow Town Hall at 7 p.m. at the Snyder Community Center. August 17 – Winslow Li- ons Club at 7 p.m. at the Trading Post. August 17 – Pike Co. Moms Group at 7 p.m. at the Otwell United Method- ist Church. August 19 – Winslow Riv- erside Park Flea Market from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., admis- sion is $1, come and sell your wares or come and browse for that special item. Break- fast and lunch provided by the Winslow Lions Club. August 20 – Winslow Li- ons Club Pageant – Sign up at the Snyder Community Center Gym from 2-4 p.m. for girls 5 -16 years and the entry fee is $25. More info on day of sign up. The pag- eant is on September 9, 2017. Winslow Learning Cen- ter at the Snyder Commu- nity Center every Monday from Noon to 6 p.m. Winslow Seniors meet on Mondays and Tuesday at the Snyder Community Center. Petersburg Seniors meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednes- day, and Friday in the Court- house Basement. Postcards at Sweets Col- umn Winslow IN 47598 is three. Postcard # 631 has pic- tured a high-rise town at dawn with in the foreground is a forest on mountains but one mountain has an ele- vation of 14,115 feet that is Pikes Peak, Colorado. Col- orado Springs is the second largest city and it is a famous resort located east of Pikes Peak. It reads: On vacation in Colorado. We drove all the way to the Top of Pikes Peak. What awesome views up there. Also went to Rocky Mt. Nat. Park and saw more great scenery. Max and Ruth Carlisle, of Stendal, Ind. Thanks, Max and Ruth for postcard # 631 of Pikes Peak and I can only imagine what beauty you have seen on va- cation. Postcard # 632 has lots of info on New Mexico – Land of Enchantment. State tree is the Pinon Pine, State Bird – Roadrunner, State Flower – Yucca, and those are pictured and then some state facts like Santé Fe is the Capital, 47th State on 01-06 -1912, song is O, Fair New Mexico, and motto: It grows as it goes. It reads: Hello Sweets, We are in New Mexico visiting rela- tives around Albuquerque and checking out the sights all around the state. Max and Ruth Carlisle. Thanks again Max and Ruth for postcard # 632 of New Mexico and we hope your visit was enjoyable and the sights must be amazing along the way. Postcard # 633 has a win- ter scene of a red covered

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