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Page Twelve N/Warren Town and County News Thurs day, September 17, 2015 NOTES Concluded from p. 4 Boot: 2) Jennifer Messer, Norwalk, 3) Liz Pruisner, Norwalk. Three’s a Crowd: 1) Jennifer Messer, Norwalk, 2) Liz Pruisner, Norwalk. Morning Joe: 1) Jennifer Messer, Norwalk, 2) Liz Pruisner, Norwalk. Keep it Simple: 1) Jenni- fer Messer, Norwalk, 3) Liz Pruisner, Norwalk. We’re # 1: 1) Jennifer Messer, Norwalk, 3) Liz Pruisner, Norwalk. Baby Steps: 2) Liz Pruisner, Norwalk. Queen of Doors: 5) Jenni- fer Messer, N orwalk. Prin- cess of Doors: 2) Jennifer Messer, Norwalk. Queen of Tables: 5) Jennifer Messer, N orwalk. Princess of Tables: 1) Jennifer Messer, Norwalk, 2) Jenni- fer Messer, Norwalk, 5) Liz Pruisner, Norwalk. Queen of Exhibition Tables: 1) Jennifer Messer, Norwalk, 2) Liz Pruisner, Norwalk, 5) Jennifer Messer, Nor- walk. Princess of Exhibi- tion Tables: 5) Liz Pruis- ner, Norwalk. Princess of Vignettes: 1) Jennifer Messer, Norwalk. Bridget Lottman of Norwalk won first place and a $250 cash award in the Can You Curry That competition, judged at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Hot Peppers contest-Hungar- ian Yellow Wax (Hot Ba- nana): 3) Michael Meyer, Norwalk. Pablano: 2) Michael Meyer, Norwalk. Serrano: 1) Michael Mey- er, Norwalk. Thai Hot: 4) Michael Meyer, Norwalk. Hairstyle Contests-Pony- tail: Ages 5 and under-3) Kelsey Messer, 5, Nor- walk. Belgian and Shire Horse Shows-Mare — 2 Year Old — Belgian: 1) Jan Yearian, Cumming. Mens Mare Cart — Belgian: 7) Kory- Dammeier, Cum— ming. Team of Mares — Belgian: 7) Kory Dammei- er, Cumming. Decorator Class — 14 8: Under - Bel- gian/Shire: 1) Kory Dam- meier, Cumming, 3) Kory Dammeier, Cumming. Showmanship at Halter — 14 & Under Belgian/ Shire: 1) Kory Dammeier, Cumming, 6) Kory Dam- meier, Cumming. Juvenile Driver Cart — 14 81: Under Belgian/Shire: 3) Kory Dammeier, Cumming, 6) Kory Dammeier, Cum- ming. Juvenile Driver Team — 14 8: Under Bel- gian/Shire: 5) Kory Dam- meier, Cumming, 6) Kory Dammeier, Cumming. Draft Under Saddle Western Belgian/Shire: 1) Crystal Creek Farm, Prole. Draft Under Saddle English Belgian/Shire: 1) Crystal Creek Farm, Prole. Horseshoe Pitching Tournament-Open Sin- gles-Class C: 1) Logan Duffy, Norwalk. Temple- ton Rye Appetizer Con- testsHonorable mention to Bridget Lottman of Nor- walk. Stock Dog Trials- Ranch Sheep: 10) Kari Carney, Norwalk. Hog Calling Contest-Youth — Ages 5-16: 1) Elivia Pap- cun, 9, Cumming. Chil- dren’s Joke Telling Con- test-8) Elivia Papcun, 9, Cumming. Vegetables Growers-Vegetable Trays Fresh Vegetables: 2) Michael Meyer, Norwalk. First Year Exhibitor Plate of Mixed Vegetables: -1) Marit Hovey, Norwalk. Foods Made With Honey Contest-Honey Creations Honey BBQ Sauce: 1) Emlin Schnathorst Jr, Nor- walk. Eggs Around The World-Dessert: 3) Bridget Lottman, Norwalk. Culi- nary Herbs-Marj oram: 3) Michael Meyer, Norwalk. Oregano: 2) Michael Mey- er, Norwalk. Parsley: 1) Michael Meyer, Norwalk. Youth Checkers Tour- nament-In the 6 to 12- year-old division, Gabe Hester, 12, of Norwalk claimed first place in his eighth year of competing in the tournament. 4-H Market Swine Show-Jen- na Tlach of Prole showed the 5th Overall Market Pig. Champion Medium- weight Market Gilt: Jenna Tlach, Prole. Puckerbrush Potluck-Dessert: 1) Marge Krahn, Norwalk. Salad/ Entree: 3) Marge Krahn, Norwalk. Cooks Get Spicy-Bridget Lottman of “Norwalk won first place and a $75 cash prize in the Cooking with Cookies’ Sauces and Seasonings contest. Unique Use of Chocolate-Bridget Lott: man of Norwalk won first place in the Innovative Chocolate competition. 1 Fair Delicious-Bridget Lottman of Norwalk re- ceived an honorable men- tion. Des Moines Regis- ter’s Hog and Corn Heav- en-Bridget Lottman of Norwalk earned second place and $200. Children’s Singing Competition- Elivia Papcun, 9, of Cum- ming earned third place. Angus Show-April Junior Yearling Heifer — April, 2014: 11) Brandon Pettit, Prole. Coffee Break Competition-Sweet Divi- sion, honorable mention to Christian Larson of Nor- walk. Pie Contest-Best Pie Using Kellogg and Kee- bler Products: Terri Sin- clair of Cumming won sec- ond place and a $150 gift card. Cookies for Ice Cream Sandwiches-Thel- ma’s Creative Cookie: Pamela Reynolds of Nor- walk earned third place. Something Different Flo- riculture Show—Other Flowering Plants: 1) Di- ana Bedwell, Norwalk. Cacti or Succulent Plants: 1) Diana Bedwell, Nor- walk, 3) Diana Bedwell, Norwalk. Beauty of the Leaves: 3) Diana Bedwell, Norwalk, 4) Pam Iano, In— dianola. Natural Dish Garden: 1) Diana Bedwell, Norwalk. Fairy Garden - Miniature Landscape: 3) Diana Bedwell, Norwalk, 4) Liz Pruisner, Norwalk. Talent Search-Semi-final Round: Cali Wilson, 14, Norwalk, Lyrical Dance. .. Close Calls“ (NAPS)—At least 1,500 people a year could avoid get- ting injured or killed on the road, government and uni— versity researchers say, if road rage could be eliminated. How To Stop It One way to do that, according to studycom, is to reduce tailgating, espe- cially by young drivers. The Hartford Courant found the most common “contributing factor” noted by police in crashes caused by new drivers was follow- ing another vehicle too closely. , Most rear-end crashes oowr in the afternoon when school is letting out. Most crashes where tail- gating was the primary causal factor happened between 2 and 3 p.m., about the time high school classes are done for the day. In other words, the typi- cal crash caused by a 16- or 17-year-old driver doesn’t involve a car careening off the road during a boozy, late-night joyride. W Tailgating is so high On the list of accident causes because stopping involves more than just applying the brakes. It also includes per— ception time (realization that you need to stop) and reaction time (moving your foot to the brake pedal). At 60 mph, by the time the vehicle begins to slow down, it will have traveled more than 130 feet. Most drivers know they should maintain a mini- mum of three seconds be— tween 3 car and the vehicle in front. However, depend- ing on factors such as vehi- cle condition, size and type, speed, time of day, road and weather conditions, and vis- ibility, the time it takes to fully stop can vary dra— matically. For example, a wet road can quadruple the time required to fully stop, and increasing speed from 35 mph to 55 mph nearly doubles the required stop- ping distance. What You Can Do If you find that another vehicle is tailgating you, remain calm and don’t let ego get in the way of safety. Do not slam on your brakes, book your born or use angry gestures. Instead, if there is an alternate lane, safely move over so the other car can pass. If you can’t move over, slowly increase the dis- tance between your car and the one in front of you. That way, if the tailgater hits you, you’re less likely to hit another car. Learn More For further information on what to do if someone is tailgating visit www.mcident attorneysorg. Cooking Comer A Better Breakfast Starts With Vegetables (N APS)—Here’s a delicious idea: Enjoy vegetables for breakfast. Eating a balanced breakfast with lean protein, healthy carbs and a small dose of healthy fat can be a great way to start the day. Vegetables such as onions help you increase your intake of dietary fiber and other important nutrients with lay- ers of flavor. Use these easy ideas to start your day with a nutritional boost. ' Add chopped onions, tomatoes and either spinach or kale to omelets. ' Combine hash browns or other breakfast potatoes with cooked vegetables and tofu. 0 Sauté mushrooms, onions and bell peppers and add to scrambled eggs. Use up last night’s left— over salad and top with a poached egg. Spread a thin layer of onion-flavored cream cheese on lightly toasted whole-grain bread. Add sliced tomatoes and sweet onions, avocado and fresh, baby spinach leaves. 0 Try this tasty onion quiche from the. National Onion Association. A lighter version of the classic, this dish is easy to prep ahead and reheat in the morning to take to work or school. SWEET ’N’ SAVORY ONION QUICHE Makes 6 to servings 5 cups yellow onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil 54 cup Canadian bacon, diced 1 cup nonfat Swiss cheese, grated 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon salt be an easy way to start the d A sary baast quiche featuring flavorful onions can ay. Y4 teaspoon cayenne Pepper % teaspoon black pepper 54 teaspoon nutmeg 2 eggs, 1 egg white, slightly beaten M cup 2% milk 1 9-inch pie shell, unbaked Rosemary and sautéed red onion for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Saute onions in olive oil until . tender and translucent. Add Canadian bacon and grated cheese. In a sepa- rate bowl, combine sugar and flour with seasonings. Add slightly beaten eggs and milk to flour mixture. Put sautéed onion, ham and cheese in a pie shell; pour milk'and egg mix- ture over onions. Bake for 35 minutes or until cus- tard sets and top is golden brown. Serve warm. - Wrap up a morning’s nutrition with a breakfast burrito: Fill a whole wheat or sprouted wheat tortilla: with sautéed onions, scram- bled eggs, tomatoes and cilantro. Top with plain yogurt and a fresh salsa like this one: ONION-PEACH SALSA Makes 6 servings '& cup chopped yellow onion - 2 cups chopped fresh ripe or thawed frozen peaches, drained 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno pepper Salt Fresh linie juice Combine ingredients in medium bowl, adding salt and lime juice to taste; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 6 servings. Tip: Yellow onions are the best, all-purpose choice for both raw and cooked dishes. For more great tips and recipes using onions, visit a www.0nions—usa.org/recipes. Combat Cold And Flu During Sniffle- (NAPS)——Most households will be hit by at least one bout of respiratory illness in the coming months; in fact, the average child gets six to 10 colds per year' and the aver- age adult has two to four. There are many easy and affordable ways to keep your family healthy. Staying ahead of colds and the flu takes a lit- tle knowledge and a lot of com- mon sense, say healthcare experts at Target, who offer the following tips for staying healthy this season: Cold or Flu: What’s the Difference? The common cold and influenza are both respira- tory illnesses, but they dif- fer in severity and are caused by different types of viruses. “Flu is usually more severe and marked by fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, mus- cle aches and a dry cough, whereas cold symptoms are generally milder and include a runny or stuffy nose, a sore throat, and sneezing or cough- ing,” says Target Medical Director Dr. Joshua Riff. “While colds generally do not result in serious health prob- lems, influenza can sometimes lead to pneumonia and require hospitalization.” Colds and the flu both spread when an infected per- son coughs or sneezes, expelling tiny respiratory droplets containing the virus. Direct contact with the per- son isn’t even necessary since droplets can live for hours on tables, doorknobs and other surfaces. You can get sick just by touching the contaminated surface and then touching your face. Colds and flu are nothing to sneeze at. It pays to be prepared. Avoid and Prevent While there is no surefire way to prevent all respira- tory illnesses, there are some common- sense practices that reduce your risk. First, get vaccinated. It’s the single best way to stay healthy and protect your loved ones, especially the very young and the elderly. While there is not yet a vaccine against the common cold, a flu shot will significantly reduce the risk of contracting the flu. This year, more than 1,600 Target Pharmacy and 36 Target Clinic locations across the country are offer- ing a vaccine for just $24 that protects against both the sea- sonal flu and HlNl. Second, disinfect hands and surroundings. Next to getting a flu shot, the best way to avoid the flu is to wash hands often with warm, soapy water. Dr. Riff endorses the tip of singing “Happy Birthdajf’ twice to be sure you are washing for at least 15 to 20 seconds. Alcohol- based hand wipes and gel san- itizers are also effective. Use a disinfecting wipe to clean doorknobs, tables and other items that can become conta- minated. I Finally, practice healthy habits that boost and protect Sneeze Season your immune system. Get a" good night’s sleep and exer-7 cise regularly. And don’t underestimate the power offi fresh fruit and juices rich in vitamin C, such as tanger-_ ine, orange, pineapple and" strawberry. Know How to Treat Despite all the precautions, you might still get sick. If you do come down with a cold or the flu, stay home and rest.j Going to work or school is not, only hard on you, it will make others sick, too. There are no medicines that will speed the course of a cold, but there are many things you should have on hand to relieve symptoms: and help you rest. : Stock up on the following: items andyouwillbewellpre—j pared for cold and flu season: ;, 0 A pain reliever like : ibuprofen or acetaminophen will reduce fever and relieve body aches and headaches. Save by purchasing private- label brands such as up & up from Target ($3.34 for 100- count ibuprofen)——-the qual— ity is the same as that of national retail brands, which retail for $739-$899. ' Saline nasal spray and a nasal decongestant will, reduce congestion. Cough drops will relieve a scratchy throat. A cool-mist humidifier: or vaporizer will help to relieve coughing.