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Week of December 1, 2019 The Neatest Little Paper Ever Read Vol 2 Issue 45

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There are about 50 billion chickens in the world,
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• The average American eats about 90 lbs (41 kg) of
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• About 5.9 billion pounds of chicken are consumed
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than there are cows, pigs, sheep, goats, ducks, rabbits,
and turkeys combined. Americans eat one-third of
all chickens in the world, consuming more than any
other country. The chicken is the most industrialized
animal in history.
• The chicken originated in Asia, was domesticated,
and carried worldwide on ships. Chickens that came
with Christopher Columbus were the first in North
America. When Columbus tasted roasted iguana in
the Bahamas, he may have been the first person to
say, “Tastes like chicken.”

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CHICKENS (continued)
• The pilgrims brought chickens with them to

Jamestown in 1607, and by 1609 they had a
flock of up to 500 birds.
• In the 1700s it was illegal for slaves in the U.S.
to own livestock including hogs, cattle, or
horses, but chickens were allowed. Slaves raised
chickens and sold the meat, feathers, and eggs.
• In the U.S., the per capita consumption used
to be about ten pounds (4.5 kg) per year, until
the 20th century.
• In 1923, Celia Steele of Oceanview,
Maryland, ordered her usual 50 chicks so
she could continue her business of selling
eggs on the side while her husband served in
the coast guard. She was shocked to receive
an order of 500 chicks instead, but rather
than return them, she built bigger chicken
coops, raised the birds, and started selling
chicken meat instead of just eggs. She turned
such a profit that she doubled the order the
following year, ordering 1,000 chicks, and
followed that with an order of 10,000 chicks
the year after that.
• In 1926, her husband Wilmer quit his job
at the coast guard because raising chickens
was more profitable, and by 1928, they
were raising 25,000 chickens every year.
Celia Steele ended up inventing the mass-
production of chickens as a primary food
source, rather than just as a source of eggs.
• As more people in the Delaware began
raising chickens, their numbers boomed,
rising from 50,000 birds in 1925 to over a
million just one year later, and 7 million by
1934. By 1936, two-thirds of all chickens
raised in the U.S. came from the Delaware
area. As a result, chicken consumption began
to skyrocket. Not everyone could raise cows
or pigs, but chickens were easy to raise.
Chicken coops sprouted up in backyards
across America (continued next page)

Jobs and Careers for Military Spouses Easy Herbed Stuffing

If you are debating whether to re-up and one of your Dress up this basic stuffing with chestnuts,
concerns is your spouse's employment opportunities, perhaps the apples, cherries ... the list goes on.
Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) program will
help you decide. 1 small loaf country-style bread (about 1 pound),
There are currently 350,000 job listings for military spouses on the cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 10 cups)
MSEP website. In a partnership with 390 employers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded 3 tablespoons olive oil
opportunities as part of its Department of Defense MSEP program. Those employers have committed 2 medium onions, chopped
to hire, promote, recruit and retain military spouses in portable jobs. At this point they have hired over 2 large carrots, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
134,000 military spouses. 2 stalks celery, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
Portable means you can take your skills with you, possibly to one of the many other employers in the 3 cups lower-sodium chicken broth
program, should you need to relocate. 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
There are big names in the list, but not just retailers or convenience stores. Also included are organizations 2 large eggs, beaten
with community networks that provide career resources and mentoring, and federal agency partners. Kosher salt, Pepper
The program is part of the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program that aims to reduce the 1. Heat oven to 375 F. Grease 3-quart casserole
horrible 25% wage gap that military spouses face. It offers career guidance, education, resources, tools, dish. Place bread on rimmed baking sheet and
training, licensing and more. toast until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes;
transfer to large bowl.
To search for open jobs, go online to and click Search Jobs, or 2. Meanwhile, heat oil in 12-inch skillet on
call 800-342-9647 to speak to a career coach. You'll need to sign up. Once you reach your personal medium. Add onions, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2
online dashboard, you can search by location or special skills. teaspoon pepper and cook, covered, stirring
occasionally, until very tender and beginning to
Or if you think you're not quite ready to land a job, go online to Click on career turn golden, 6 to 8 minutes
exploration, education and training, and employment readiness. Do not miss the list of coaching packages 3. Add carrots and celery, and cook, stirring oc-
further down the page. They have everything to get you ready, some very specialized: health care coaching casionally, until tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Add broth
package, cybersecurity coaching package, K-12 education coaching package and more. and heat to a boil. Stir in parsley and thyme.
If you want to advance your career, there is a scholarship program with funds up to $4,000 in tuition assistance. 4. Transfer vegetable mixture to bowl with
bread; toss to combine. Fold in beaten eggs.
Transfer to prepared baking dish, cover with foil
and bake 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake until
golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
Makes 10 servings.

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CHICKENS (continued) "I admire the vibrancy and
alongside Victory Gardens during World War enthusiasm that permeates
II. The number of chickens in the U.S. grew
by 250% over the course of the war. your publication."
• In the 1930s it was discovered that feeding
chickens vitamin B12 would prevent them - Carol Murphy of Banning
from suffering pernicious anemia, the same
illness that contributed to the deaths of Email [email protected] for a rate sheet.
Alexander Graham Bell and Annie Oakley,
which is caused a vitamin deficiency. It used
to be difficult to keep a flock of chickens
alive throughout the winter because the lack
of exposure sunlight and subsequent lack of
vitamin D caused rickets in the chickens who
then became lame. When the role of vitamins
was finally understood, it was easy for
chicken ranchers to add cod liver oil – a rich
source of vitamin D – to the diet of chickens,
thus keeping them healthy all year long.
• Then it was found that feeding chickens
antibiotics helped them grow bigger much
faster. Next, mass production of corn and
soybeans as feed maximized their growth.
Consumption of chicken increased vastly
during World War II due to the rationing of
pork and beef. By the end of World War II,
there was indeed “a chicken in every pot.”
• In 2015, almost 60 million tons of chicken
meat was consumed worldwide.
• It takes 7 pounds (3 kg) of feed for a cow to
put on a pound (.45 kg) of beef, but a chicken
turns 12 pounds of food into 6 pounds of
chicken meat in just seven weeks. If a human
grew that fast, a 6.6 pound (3 kg) baby would
hit 660 pounds (300 kg) in two months. In the
wild, a chicken takes six months to grow to
its full weight of about 5 pounds. In factories,
they reach their full weight in just five weeks.
• A chicken produces about 11 lbs. (5 kg) of
manure over the course of its 7-week life, which
adds up to about 95 billion pounds of waste each
year produced by the chicken industry.
• Adjusted for inflation, the price of a pound of
chicken has gone up only four cents a pound
over the past 50 years.

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1. The Lion King (PG) animated
2. Toy Story 4 (PG) animated
3. Luce (R) Naomi Watts
4. Spider-Man: Far From Home (PG-13) Tom Holland
5. Yesterday (PG-13) Himesh Patel
6. Stuber (R) Dave Bautista
7. Crawl (R) Kaya Scodelario
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9. John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (R) Keanu Reeves
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Top 10 DVD, Blu-ray Sales

1. The Lion King (PG) Disney
2. Toy Story 4 (PG) Disney
3. Hocus Pocus (PG) Disney
4. Spider-Man: Far From Home (PG-13) Sony

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) Disney
6. 3 From Hell (R) Lionsgate
7. John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (R) Lionsgate
8. Aladdin (PG) Disney
9. The Wizard of Oz (PG) Warner Bros.
10. The Goonies (PG) Warner Bros.

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To Your Good Health fection. Even so, 25% of children may be left with some impair- CHICKENS (continued)
ment, including epilepsy. • Today, a typical independent chicken farmer
By Keith Roach, M.D. Unfortunately, vaccination at 9 months is not adequate protec-
tion. Children's immune systems may not be able to fully re- produces almost half a million broilers per
Daughter Got Measles Despite Vaccination spond to the vaccine so early. Children are recommended to have year, yet it’s estimated that two-thirds of
the measles vaccine at 12-15 months and again at 4 to 6 years in people who raise chickens for a living live
DEAR DR. ROACH: My daughter is 4 years old and has, in the United States. In countries where risk of measles mortality below the poverty line.
the past five days, developed measles. She was vaccinated at 9 remains high, children are vaccinated at 9 months, then again at • The difference between white meat and
months and has been treated with antibiotics, Tylenol and vitamin 15-18 months. During an outbreak, a dose may be given as early dark meat is the amount of myoglobin in the
A supplements. What concerns me is that she is now experiencing as 6 months old, in addition to the other two doses. tissue, a protein used to deliver oxygen to
seizures, even without a fever. They are not grand mal seizures, DEAR DR. ROACH: I get horrible fever blisters when I go on muscles. The more a muscle is used, the more
but simple ones. They have me worried. What can I do? -- G.A. any tropical vacation and am exposed to lasting sun. These blis- myoglobin it has and the darker the meat.
ters develop on my lower lip. I have tried sunscreen, but nothing • Chickens in cages are sometimes set out in
ANSWER: Measles remains a serious disease in many parts of has worked. On my most recent trip, the blisters appeared on the cages in public parks in order to be bitten by
the world, with 90,000 deaths reported in 2016. Even in indus- final day and took nearly three weeks to heal. It's painful and mosquitoes so that their blood can be tested
trialized nations, there have been outbreaks involving tens of horribly embarrassing. Is there anything I can do? Should I see for West Nile virus.
thousands of people infected. my dermatologist? -- S.A. • All birds descended from dinosaurs, but
ANSWER: The sun can cause many kinds of skin reactions. In genetically speaking, chickens and turkeys
Vitamin A supplementation may be of value in those who are de- some people, the light itself causes the problem (these reactions are their closest relatives.
ficient, and Tylenol can help keep the fever down, reducing the are called photodermatoses). In others, the sun causes a reaction
risk of febrile seizures. The antiviral drug ribavirin sometimes is in combination with exposure to a particular substance. Some- CHICKENS & VACCINES
used, though without clear evidence of effectiveness. Otherwise, times, it's a fruit, especially limes. In people with blisters around • Louis Pasteur was working to cure fowl
there are no effective antibiotics or other treatments for measles. the mouth, I think of mangoes, especially if you are enjoying
them in the tropics. cholera, an avian disease that killed about
When seizures occur in a child with measles in absence of fe- Some skin diseases just get worse in the sun: Lupus is the classic 25% of the chickens in France. He started with
ver, it can indicate a complication called encephalitis -- inflam- example, but there are many others (my textbook lists about 50, the head of a chicken that had died from the
mation of the brain. Children also may experience nausea and some quite rare). disease, culturing strains of the pathogen from
vomiting, and they usually have a headache. Confusion and A dermatologist is indeed the person to see. In the meantime, it, using it to infect other birds, then collecting
sleepiness are other common symptoms. The diagnosis can be wear sun-protective clothing on your next tropical vacation, and cultures from those birds so he always had a
confirmed by an evaluation of the fluid around the brain, the consider a blocking sunscreen like zinc oxide in the areas where ready supply of the disease at hand.
cerebrospinal fluid, which is sampled via a needle inserted into the blistering has occurred in the past. • In 1879, Pasteur took a break, leaving the
the lower back. Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, cholera-infected chicken heads lying on
but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. shelves in his lab, exposed to sunlight and air.
Confirmed encephalitis with measles is treated with steroids. Readers may email questions to [email protected] When he returned months later, he tried to
This reduces the risk of permanent brain damage from the in- (c) 2019 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved take cultures from the dried-out heads of dead
chickens, but was disappointed to find that the
Email [email protected] healthy live chickens he tried to infect with
for a rate sheet. cholera would get sick, but wouldn’t die. He
had to go out and find freshly dead chickens
who had recently been killed by cholera – and
then he was even more perplexed when the
same group of chickens who had previously
refused to die of cholera would fail to even
get sick when infected with a fresh virulent
strain of the disease. From this discovery,
the first vaccines were developed.

What We Need for Winter Look for insulated mittens instead of gloves. Mittens have
the advantage of keeping your fingers together and hold-
There are three things we seniors need to get through a cold ing in warmth. Knitted mittens won't keep you warm. Be
winter: flashlights, insulated mittens and space blankets. sure they're not too big and that your wrist is covered.

Check your battery and flashlight supply and stock up on Consider buying one (or more) of those thermal foil My-
what you need. One of the big-box stores has small flash- lar emergency space blankets. They look like large sheets
lights, about 4 inches long, for $1, and they come with of aluminum foil, folded down to a few inches. When
three AAA batteries. (At that price it's cheaper to buy new opened, these blankets are said to hold in 90% of body
flashlights than the batteries that go in them.) While they heat. Right now you can get a pack of two for less than
won't light up your whole house (20 lumens), they are small $8 on Amazon, or check the sporting goods area of your
enough to carry in a pocket and get you from room to room local big box store. (Be sure to check the size.) Keep one
if the power goes out. Keep a few of them scattered around in the glove compartment of your car.
the house: kitchen counter, dining-room table, nightstand
and right inside the front door, just in case. That way you In the event you have a hard winter, make calls now to
won't have to feel your way across the room to find a light. find out where warming stations will be held in your town
if there is a long power outage.

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Week of December 1, 2019 Tidbits of The Pass Area Page 5

• On Dec. 4, 1783, George Washington, commanding 11. Who was the last Cincinnati Reds pitcher before Anthony DeSclafani in 2018 to hit a
general of the Continental Army, informs his officers
that he will be resigning his commission and returning grand slam?
to civilian life. In 1789, he was coaxed out of retirement 2. How many times has Oregon State's men's baseball team won the College World
and elected as the first president of the United States. Series?
• On Dec. 7, 1805, explorers Meriwether Lewis and 3. Who was the MVP of the first two AFL Championship Games?
William Clark, having made a difficult trip across the 4. Princeton's Pete Carril is the winningest coach in Ivy League men's basketball history
rugged Rockies, set up winter camp near the mouth of (514 victories). Which two coaches entered the 2019-20 season tied for second?
the Columbia River. They named it Fort Clatsop, after 5. How many Stanley Cups did the Edmonton Oilers win with Glen Sather as head coach?
the local Indian tribe. 6. Which two drivers hold the NASCAR record for most Cup wins at New Hampshire?
• On Dec. 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. 7. Who was the last men's tennis player to win the U.S. Open after being down two sets to one?
Constitution, officially ending the institution of Answers: 1. Bob Purkey, in 1959 2. Three times (2006, '07, '18) 3. Billy Cannon of the Houston Oilers (1960
slavery, is ratified when Georgia votes to ratify. and '61 seasons) 4. Yale's James Jones and Penn's Frank Dunphy, with 310 wins apiece 5. Four Stanley
Mississippi, however, would not submit documentation Cups (1984, '85, '87, '88) 6. Jeff Burton and Kevin Harvick, with four wins each 7. Juan Martin del Potro of
to abolish slavery until 2013. Argentina, in 2009.
• On Dec. 5, 1945, five U.S. Navy Avenger
torpedo-bombers take off from Florida on a routine by
three-hour training mission near the Bahamas. Two Jo Ann
hours later, the planes disappeared. Mariner aircraft, Derson
sent to locate the planes, also disappeared. No trace of
the men or aircraft were ever found. • Frozen grapes make great ice cubes for white
• On Dec. 2, 1954, the U.S. Senate votes 65 to 22 to wine and punch. They are tasty straight out of
condemn Senator Joseph R. McCarthy for conduct the freezer, too.
unbecoming a senator. The censure was related
to McCarthy's controversial investigation of suspected • Want to keep certain rooms off limits to
communists in the U.S. government, military and wandering little ones? If you slip a baby sock
civilian society. over a doorknob, then secure it with a heavy-
• On Dec. 3, 1979, 11 people are killed when a crowd of duty rubber band, it will keep toddlers out!
general admission ticket-holders to a Who concert surge -- E.R. in Ohio
forward in an attempt to enter Cincinnati's Riverfront
Coliseum and secure prime unreserved seats. The glass • You might be tempted to reserve your silver
entrance doors shattered as the 8,000-strong crowd flatware for special occasion use, but it can
pushed forward. be used daily. If you do so, it will be less
• On Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon, a former member of likely to tarnish and require special cleaning
the Beatles, is shot and killed by Mark David Chapman, and polishing. Hand wash gently -– never put
an obsessed fan, in New York City. Chapman was silver in the dishwasher -- and store in drawers
sentenced to 20 years to life, and he remains behind bars lined with a tarnish proof cloth for best results.
at Attica Prison in New York.
• Substitute cottage cheese for sour cream
(c) 2019 Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved in dips by running it through a blender until
smooth. It's lower in calories and higher in
protein than sour cream.

• "If you eat one meal out in a restaurant each
day, let it be lunch. The prices are typically
lower, and the portions are not really smaller.
It'll keep you going all day, and you can have
a light meal or snack in the evening."
-- S.L. in Nevada

• Self-care tip: It's a great idea to set aside a bit
of time before bed to think about your goals
for the future or to review the successes and
lessons learned of the day -- or just to not think
at all. Double down on the me-time by taking
the time to hydrate your skin with some lotion.
-- Send your tips to Now Here's a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive,

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1. Which book of the Bible (KJV) men-
tions the word "thanksgiving" the most
times, at eight? Genesis, Nehemiah,
Psalms, Isaiah
2. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, "In everything
give thanks: for this is the ... of God."
Power, Will, Gratitude, Travail
3. From 2 Timothy 3:1-2, Paul lists which
human quality as being a sign of the last
days? Adulterers, Sun worshipers, Ren-
egades, Unthankful people
4. In Psalms 106:1, "O give thanks unto
the Lord; for his ... endureth forever."
Love, Good, Mercy, Spirit
5. From Leviticus 22, a sacrifice of thanks-
giving is most meaningful when it is ...? Sin-
cere, Often, At your own will, Extravagant
6. Where was Jonah when he prayed with
the voice of thanksgiving? Fish's belly,
Aboard ship, Wilderness, Mountaintop

ANSWERS: 1) Psalms; 2) Will;
3) Unthankful people; 4) Mercy;
5) At your own will; 6) Fish's belly

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Family Feud OverDog May RuinThanksgiving

DEAR PAW'S CORNER: Last year at Thanksgiving dinner, my dog
"Aker" nipped at one of my sister-in-law's children as they played in the
living room. They had opened the door to my room and let Aker out without
my knowledge, and when she got caught between a couple of roughhousing
kids and hurt, she reacted the way any dog would. Now my sister-in-law
is refusing to bring her family to dinner this year unless I get rid of Aker.
What would you do? -- Janice, Lansing, Michigan

DEAR JANICE: I'd enjoy a quiet dinner with no kids around to torture my dog.

Getting rid of Aker is an absolute no-go. If you still want your sister-in-law and her kids to come to
dinner, then let her know that you have ground rules about interacting with Aker. The children are not
to let Aker out of your room, where you have put her so she won't be stressed out by all the activity
and strange people in the house. Further, it is your sister-in-law's responsibility to make sure her kids
behave. If they can't behave, then they shouldn't be allowed over.

The holidays are a stressful time for pets: Parties, dinners and visits from strangers all contribute to
heightened anxiety. Add lots of rich, tempting food on the countertop -- some of which can make pets
very sick, like chocolate desserts, guacamole or grapes -– and a home can be downright dangerous.

Aker shouldn't suffer or be abandoned just to make one family member happy. I'm very serious about
this. If this family tiff can't be resolved in a way that protects your dog from being hassled, then inform
the in-laws that they will need to make other plans.

Send your tips, questions or comments to [email protected]

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