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Crothersville 1st Graders Offer Thanksgiving Recipes

In a long standing holiday tradition, the Crothersville Times brings its readers recipes for Thanksgiving dinner dishes as prepared by local first graders.
We thank first grade educators Megan Bohall and Ashley Spicer for the assistance with this creative writing project.
Chicken Noodle Soup     Zoey Prince
First, get it out of the freezer. Next, cook it on the stove. Last, let it cool off then eat it.
Turkey              Caleb Sandlin
First, I go hunting. Next, scrape it. Last, put it in a crockpot for 99 minutes.
Vegetable Soup    Baron Riley
First, have a bowl and then have tomato juice and pour it. Next, then you have tomato and meat and other veggies. Last, put it in 1 hour in the crockpot.
Heart Cookies    Triston Tatlock
First, make cookie dough and roll it. Then, make it. Last, bake it.
Macaroni & Cheese    Olivia Justice
First, I get the macaroni out of the cabinet. Next, I pour the macaroni in the pot. Last, I cook the macaroni for 10 minutes and then we can eat it.
Cupcakes       Laekon Colwell
First, get some flour. Next, mix the flour and icing. Last, put them in the oven and eat them!
Chocolate Cake    Harmony Sizemore
First, get a can of cake mix for the cake. Next, make it flat then bake it in the oven. Last, put the frosting on the cake.
Mashed Potatoes Mika Campbell
First, I will open the can of mashed potatoes. Next, I will pour it in a crockpot. Last, I will eat it.  It is yummy!
Chocolate           Alan Chacon
First, get the chocolate. Next, I cut it in half. Last, I eat it now.
Green Beans    Alexis Holland
First, get a can of beans. Next, pour them in the pot. Last, they are done.  You can eat them. If it is not done, bake it for another 30 minutes.
Soup                    Brynn Miller
First, open the can of soup. Next, bake it then get it out and pour it out. Last, eat it!
Turkey                  Hali Burton
First, get a turkey and cut it up. Next, I cook it up for 5 minutes. Last, cut it up and have it for dinner.
Turkey Cake   Madyson Hughes
First, open a can of turkey cake. Next, put the turkey cake in the oven for 3 hours. Last, eat the turkey cake.
Macaroni & Cheese   Collin Howard
First, get the macaroni and cheese. Next, dump the macaroni and cheese in the pot. Last, we can eat it.
Green Beans   James Collman
First, get green beans. Next, I dump my green beans in my crockpot. Last, I cook them for 3 hours and eat them.
Hamburgers       Isaak Lucas
First, I heat it up the hamburger in a pot. Next, put on the buns. Last, eat it up.
Turkey & Hamburgers
Merric Dover
First, get a turkey and hamburger and cook it. Next, cook them in an oven for 3 hours and take it out. Last, eat the hamburgers and turkey.
Green Beans         Thad Lucas
First, break the beans. Next, put in cooker. Last, eat them.
Chicken    Zoe Bowman
First I buy a large chicken.  Then I put it in the oven for 4 seconds.  Then I take it out and eat it with my sister, Ava.
Chicken        Patience Chilton
Cut the chicken.  Put it in the oven.  Eat it!
Meat                   Sara Gorbett
Put it in the oven.   Add some BBQ sauce.  But don’t put it on mine.  Then dad puts it back in the oven.  Then take it back out and see if it is cooked.  Then start eating on it.  Make sure you have napkins!  It gets on your face.
Pumpkin Pie       Phillip Gray
You need butter, chicken and pumpkin.  Put them in a bowl and put it in the oven.  Have dad put it in for 45 minutes.  Take it out and then usually you pray and eat it and then play with your friends.  Then go deer hunting.
Turkey                Taylor Gross
Put it on the grill for 5 hours.  Eat it!
Pizza                    Conner Hall
Get the skin on then put on the pepperoni and cheese.  Then put it on a circle pan.  Put it in the oven for 7 minutes.  Take it out of the oven.  Then you put it on your plate.  Then eat it!
Pizza              Caden Hamilton
Put it in the stove for 20 minutes.  Then get it out and eat it.  Keep eating the pizza until your full.
Mashed Potatoes   Rowan Hollin
Put potatoes in a bowl.  Mash them with a spinner.  Add salt and butter.  Then eat them.
Mashed Potatoes   Evan Lanning
Put them in a bowl and mash them.  Put salt on them and then eat them.
Pumpkin Pie       Bailee Loudermilch
Mash up pumpkins.  Add flour, water and eggs.  Cook it in the oven for 10 minutes.
Eggs             Lindsay Masnick
Cut them open.  The yolk is squishy in the middle.  Add some stuff that makes it taste good.  Then put it in the oven.  Then eat them up!
Macaroni & Cheese
Savanna Morrison
First I put it in a pan.  Next I put cheese on it.  I put it on a plate.  That’s all.
Chicken      James Peden
Put it on a plate. Then put it in the oven for 1 hour. Last eat them up!
Turkey            Hayden Pilgrim
First I go to the store. Then go back home. Then I sit it on the table. Last I eat it.
Joshua Reynolds Chicken
Buy it at the store. Then put it on a plate. Then put salt on it. Then put it in the oven for 30 minutes or so. Then take it out and let in cool off. Now eat it!
Chicken Noodle Soup
Haley Roberts
First you open the can.  Then you pour it in a bowl and cook it for 6 minutes.
BBQ Chicken      Miracle Sizemore
First add BBQ sauce.  Then you bake it for 6 minutes.  Last take it out and eat it.
Pizza    Fable Smallwood
Put pepperoni on pizza to make it a pepperoni pizza.  Then put cheese on it.  Then you eat it when its done.
Mashed Potatoes    Trey Spaulding
Buy them first and then cook them.  Then sit at the table and peel them.  Then eat them.

Crothersville Elementary Concert To Benefit FFA Food Drive

The Crothersville Elementary School will present its Christmas Concert next Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the CHS Gym.
The Elementary Band will perform “Hot Cross Buns”, “Merrily We Roll Along”, “Good King Wenceslas”, and “Jolly Old St. Nicholas.” The Elementary Choir will sing “Jingle-Bell Rock”, “Angels Lullaby”, and “Holly Jolly Christmas.”
Third Grade Students will play Christmas music on the chromatic bells.
The Pre-School Classes will perform “Rudolph, The Red-nosed Reindeer.”
This years Christmas Play is “Everywhere It’s Christmas”. Students in grades kindergarten through five will perform. The play will feature members of the Elementary Choir.
Songs will include “Christmas Everywhere”, “Pablo, the Reindeer”, “Pinata”, “Jingle Bells”, “Christmas Comin’”, “African Noel”, “Il Est Ne’ He Is Born”, “Welcome, St. Nicholas!”, “O Tannenbaum”, “Silent Night”, “Festival of Lights”, “A Chinese Christmas Cradle Song”, “Christmas on the Beach at Waikiki”, and the finale “Christmas Everywhere.”
Admission to the concert is free.  However, we are asking everyone to bring in one canned food item.  This will go to support the Crothersville FFA Christmas Food Drive.
The Crothersville Elementary Music Department is under the direction of Peggy Adams and Joe Law.

Gobble Up These Turkey Stats

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

A cornucopia is a symbol of abundance, Sometimes called the Horn of Plenty, it traditionally is a woven container in the shape of a curved horn filled with fruits & vegetables. In ancient time, it was a goat’s horn. (I guess they wisely tried to use all parts of their slaughtered animals.)
The cornucopia has long been associated with Thanksgiving and being grateful for the abundance that we have. On NPR this week, I learned that about half of the food that is prepared annually-either at home or in a restaurant-is thrown out…wasted. We need to re-learn my parents’ admonition when I was young to “clean your plate.”
Please take smaller portions tomorrow and remember what my momma said.
Of a cornucopia of another sort, here is some abundance about the bird of the day: the turkey.
•Benjamin Franklin did not really suggest that the wild turkey become the nation’s symbol in place of the bald eagle. But he did write in a letter to his daughter that he was disappointed the bald eagle was chosen, and in so doing he explained that the turkey was “in comparison a much more respectable bird.” Wild turkeys are, in fact, native to North America.
•Natives in south central Mexico domesticated wild turkeys about 2,000 years ago, primarily for their feathers. Native Americans in the southwest United States also domesticated the big, colorful bird – and also likely for its feathers.
•The Pilgrims may have eaten wild turkey on the first Thanksgiving, although it’s more likely they ate other wild fowl, such as goose or duck.
•The Large White or Broad-Breasted White is the most common commercial variety – it’s what most consumers are likely to purchase at the market for their Thanksgiving feast. These birds have been bred for large breasts and short, meaty legs. A mature tom can weigh as much as 50 pounds, and hens can weigh up to 34 pounds, although birds sold to processors at 20 to 24 weeks are about a third of that size. (Does anyone have an oven big enough for a 40-50 pound bird?)
They’re bred for their white plumage because white feathers do not discolor the skin as colorful feathers do.
The Broad-Breasted White is an efficient grower. Its “feed conversion ratio” – the rate at which it converts feed to flesh – is 2 to 1. In comparison, beef feed conversion ratio is 6 to 1; pork is 3 to 1.
•Wild Turkey Facts
Turkey fossils from 5 million years ago have been unearthed in the southwest United States.
Male wild turkeys weigh between 16 and 24 pounds. Females are much smaller; hens weigh between 8 and 10 pounds.
A wild turkey can run up to 25 miles per hour and can fly at up to 55 miles per hour.
Wild turkeys have between 5,000 and 6,000 feathers covering their bodies. Each wing has 10 stiff primary feathers and 18 or 19 secondary feathers. The tail has 18 quill feathers.
The fleshy flap that hangs from the top of a turkey’s beak is called a snood. The fleshy bumps on a turkey’s head are called carnucles, and the fleshy flap that hangs beneath its neck is called a wattle. Males have beards – and some hens do, too. But let’s not get into a discussion on gender identity.
Wild turkeys are omnivores. They’ll eat grass, seeds, flowers, fruit, insects, small lizards and amphibians – whatever they can get their beaks around.
•Most whole turkeys are hens. The toms are more often processed into sliced deli meats, sausage, ground turkey and other products. This is because whole-cooked hens are generally considered to be more tender and flavorful than whole-cooked toms.
•Minnesota is the nation’s No. 1 turkey producer, raising 46 million turkeys annually. The nation as a whole raises about 240 million turkeys every year.
•Americans eat 46 million turkeys every year on Thanksgiving. We eat another 22 million for Christmas and 19 million on Easter. Nearly 90 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
•And perhaps the oddest portion of this turkey cornucopia: November is not National Turkey Month but June is National Turkey Lovers Month.


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Pill, Marijuana Lands Scott County Man In Jail

A rural Scott County man was arrested on a variety of drug charges last Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 12.
Indiana State Police Detectives with assistance from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and the Scott County Probation Department completed a search warrant at a residence at 2041 East State Road 356, Lexington.
During the search, Clarence W. Johnson, 31, was charged with possession of Oxycodone and possession of marijuana.
Johnson was incarcerated at the Scott County Jail.

Civil War Tour Saturday

The Seymour Parks and Recreation Department will host a Civil War Historical Tour of the Seymour and Rockford Areas this Saturday, Nov. 22. The tour will include areas of interest that were relevant during the Civil War period: The Reno Gang, Underground Railroad, John Hunt Morgan’s Raid and other events of that period. The tour will be narrated by local historian, Don Tatlock.
The tour will begin at 1 p.m. at the Jackson County Library in Seymour and will last approximately 3 hours.
Seymour Parks and Recreation will provide a bus for the tour with a limited number of seats available. The cost for the tour will be $5 per person.
To participate in the tour, residents should call the Parks and Recreation Department at 522-6420.