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Celebrity Chef Serves Up Tips For Eating And Living Well With Diabetes (NAPS) There are nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes and for many, eating delicious foods while keeping their diabetes in control can be a challenge• But celebrity chef Sam Talbot, a "Fan Favorite" on Season 2 of"Top Chef' who has been living with type 1 diabetes since he was 12, says that people can and should be able to enjoy their favorite foods, as long as they understand how to manage their diabetes• In his new cookbook, "The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries," (Rodale, October 25, 2011) Talbot, executive chef at two of New York's hottest restaurants, dishes up healthy recipes, lifestyle tips and diabetes management strategies• The book includes 75 innova- tive recipes for fresh, all-natural dishes that everyone whether they have diabetes or not can prepare and enjoy, along with stories and tips from his own life that prove that it's possible to live life to the fullest even with diabetes. Talbot learned about the impact of food and other factors on his diabetes at an early age. "As far as I'm concerned, nothing is completely off limits for people with diabetes," says Talbot• "The important thing is to understand how what I eat, as well as other factors, impact my blood glucose. I'm in the kitchen tasting food all day, so I test a lot, and need to trust the results. That's why I use the OneTouch ® UltraMini ® Meter. It's small, fast and easy to use, so I can test anywhere, get the result I need and keep going." Talbot also believes that having the right attitude about living with diabetes is important. "Peo- ple shouldn't think of diabetes as a barrier that prevents them from doing all the things they want to do," says Talbot. "Instead of let- ting diabetes be the focus of your life. you can take steps to control In his new book, Sam Talbot says that an important part of managing diabetes is healthy eating and regularly testing blood sugar. it so that you can live your life on your terms." In the book, Talbot serves up some tips that have worked for him: • Experiment. Because food impacts everyone differently, it may take some experimentation to understand what's best for you and to understand how different foods will impact your blood sugar levels. • Stock up. Talbot stocks up on foods that are low on the glycemic index, such as strawber- ries, apples, agave, almond milk, nuts and seeds. He also has a des- ignated 'spot for his diabetes test- ing supplies--blood glucose meter, test strips, medication, etc. He keeps an inventory system, so he never runs ou of supplies. • Plan ahead for trips. When traveling, Talbot takes along a "Ninja Snack Pack," which includes healthy homemade "on- the-go" snacks, such as his Coco- nut Acai Granola Crumble or Roasted Seed Trail Mix. For more information about Sam Talbot, the OneT0uch Ultra- Mini Blood Sugar Meter he uses and his new cookbook, visit www.facebook.c0m/OneTouch• | | I ! l ! ] ! ! | ! ! I I ! ! I ! ! ! ! l I I ! ! ! | I I I ! I ! Recipes --- -q Strawberry Dumplings ½ cup sugar ¾ cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Dough 1 cup sifted flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup butter ½ cup milk 2 cups strawberries (hulled, rinsed, and cut in half) 1 tablespoon sugar Cinnamon [optional) In saucepan combine ½ cup sugar and ware[ Bring to boil Reduce heat simmer 5 minutes Stir in vanilla extract Dough: In mixing bowl, sift flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt together. Using fork or pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Add milk, stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Place strawberries in a 1Y:luart casserole dish. Pour hot sugar mixture over strawberries. Drop dough in 8-10 spoonfuls over strawberries. Spdnkle dough with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar (sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired). Bake at 425 ° for 25-30 minutes, or until dumplings are light brown on top. Serve hot. McKinley Amendment on Coal Ash Passes Major Hurdle Amendment is Included in House Transportation Extension; Now the Senate Must Act to Save Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs Recently, theHouse of Representa- effective coal ash disposal regula- tive passed an amendment on coal ash sponsored by Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) as part of the Surface Transportation Extension Act. "This is about protecting jobs and maximizing government construction dollars," said McKinley. "More than 316,000 jobs will be saved if this provision is adopted." "We have done our part in fighting for these jobs and ensuring we keep costs down on road construction projects. Now, we're looking to the Senate and its leadership to do the I same," McKinley added. Coal ash is a byproduct of the coal combustion process and is used in material for building highways and I bridges around the country. Dozens of government and private orgamza- tions, ranging from the Environmen- I tai Council of States to labor unions, support the safe use of coal ash. [ "Coal ash recyclers nauonwide are grateful to Rep. McKinley for his I relentless pursuit of a solution that removes the regulatory uncertainty that is already harming recycling in the United States," said John Ward, Chairman of Citizens for Recycling First. "This legislation would get real and ] *** If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it. -W. C. Fields Free Training f-or Smail Businesses Offered May 17 Focus on Proposal Preparation for Contracts The U•S• Small Business Adminis- tration is offering a free training course designed to provide expert guidance to small businesses looking to en- hance their likelihood of obtaining a government contract. This national-level high value train- ing is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Thur., May 17 at theRobert H. Mollohan Research Center located at 1000 Galliher Drive in Fairmont. Register online today at http:// sbaworkshops.stoverteam.com "Federal contracting is a good av- enue for small businesses to use when looking for growth opportunities in today's economy," said Judy McCauley, director of SBA's West Virginia District Office. "This workshop will cover various topic's which will be extremely useful for a small business when putting together a proposal for a federal con- tract." Instructors for the Proposal Prepa- ration workshop are from Stover & Associates, Inc., a highly acclaimed training firm from Atlanta, GA. The workshop is being offered to eligible 70) businesses nationwide, as part of SBA's efforts to provide relevant training to the small business com- munity. The workshop is designed to meet the needs of small business people who want to gather as much informa- tion as possible in the shortest amount of time, then get back to work. SBA and Stover recognize this and have developed a curriculum that cov- ers the key aspects of competitive proposal preparation seasoned with real world experience so that busi- nesses can make "real world" busi- ness decisions that lead to business Success. Topics covered will include: • Source Selection Process • Key Documentation in a Compe- tiuon • Request for Proposal (RFP) Struc- ture • Proposal Preparation Process - Technical and Cost Proposals • Proposal Review Process Small businesses who want to learn more about winning federal contracts should attend this free workshop. Space is limited to the first 40 regis- trants. To register go to: http:// sbaworkshops.stoverteam.com For more information contact Phyllis Embree or Chris Strudthoff at sbaworkshops@ stoverteam.com or call 770-423-9888. Thursday, May 3, 2012 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Page 13B Constitution Approved as Union Advances in WV West Virginia came closer to state- hood on April 3, 1862 when voters approved the West Virginia Constitu- tion. Many counties at the same time took informal votes on the gradual emancipauon of slaves. "As the cause for statehood ad- vanced, Union troops also continued to make progress throughout the state. U.S. Maj. Gen. John C. Fr6mont pushed south along the New River Valley, leading Federal troops into Fayetteville and Raleigh Court House, now Beckley. "He thinks he can move an army in these mountains as easily as he and Kit Carson would march a mule train in California; but if he don't look sharp he'll strike a snag," warned a Confederate sergeant. Union troops would reach as far as Monroe County. "The Pierpont Gov- ernment having included Monroe, Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Mercer, in their new State, it is said the Yan- kees are to send a force sufficient to subjugate us," a southern sympathizer wrote to the Richmond Daily Dis- patch on April 14. He worried residents would be forced to vote in favor of joining the new state. "Of course the vote will be taken, if taken at all, by the voters being compelled by the force of arms to go to the polls." High in the mountains, troops un- der U.S. Brig. Gen. Robert H. Milroy marched from Cheat Summit Fort in Randolph County to the recently aban- doned Confederate Camp Allegheny in neighboring Pocahontas County on April 6. Brig. Gen. Edward Johnson and his Confederates had received orders to leave the fort just three days earlier. Federals not only took the aban- doned fort, but took refuge in its cab- ins as an ice storm descended on the mountain. Milroy and his men would leave the mountain top to pursue Con- federate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley. Increasingly constricted, secession- sts in the state resorted to irregular warfare. Guerrilla forces were active in Braxton and Webster Counties, leading to prolonged engagements along the Holly River. Fr6mont ordered commanders and troops not engaged in the field to "use their utmost exertions to destroy the various bands of guerrillas now be- ginning to infest the department." In response to attacks, anti-guer- rilla meetings were held in Marion and Upshur Counties. Confederate terrorists Daniel Dusky and Jacob Varner of the notorious Moccasin Rangers were brought before federal court in Wheeling April 11. (n April 4, Frdmont had ordered the arrest of Brig. Gen. Alfred Beckley of the Virginia Militia at his Raleigh County home. Beckley had been serv- ing in the militia when the Civil War broke out. Following the first year of combat, he had returned to Raleigh Court House and alerted Federal au- thorities of his location. Fr6mont acknowledged that Beckley intended "to remain there quietly and not again to join his command in the Confederate Army." Nonetheless, the general wrote, "He has been a/rested and I will cause him to be committed to the military prison at Camp Chase, there to remain in custody to await the orders of the War Department.'" Beckley was sent from Atheneum Prison in Wheeling to Camp Chase in Columbus, OH on April 25. Beckley founded Raleigh Court House in 1838. The town was later renamed Beckley in honor of his fa- ther, John Beckley. The elder Beckley had served as the first clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and the first Librarian of Congress. He was a strong supporter of Thomas Jefferson and responsible for numerous writings about the third president. Like many men of his generation, Beckley sought to make a fortune in land speculation. His death in 1807 left the future of his only child. Alfred. uncertain. With the assistance of fam- ily friend James Monroe, Alfred Beckley graduated from West Point. He resigned from the army in 1836 and won legal title to more than 56.500 acres around what is now Raleigh County• There Beckley and his fam- ily settled on 30 acres. Their new home, Wildwood. would become the foundation around which the com- munity of Beckley would grow. Civil War Journal is produced by the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foun- dation and Historic Beverly Preser- vation in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. For more information, please visit www. richmountain, org A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. - Moliere Delicious Nutrient-Dense Food Choices For A Healthy Lifestyle (NAPS) Are you looking for ways to improve the healthfulness :of your diet? The Dietary Guide- " lines ,for Americans, 2010 (DGA) ,recommends eating nutrient- dense foods and beverages such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, lean meats and poultry, eggs, beans, peas, nuts and seeds. MyPlate is an easy to under- stand visual tions in place immediately while al- lowing recyclers to get back to work doing what's really best for the envi- _. ronment - keeping coal ash out of landfills in the first place." : .s: :: ............. , ::% .:. i:  !i : , %  ;:: ,, ,,  representation  :;.. i /, : of the DGA and ::w .... s;@ a helpful road map for build- ing balanced meals made from the In 2009. the EPA and the Obama five food groups. Administration began a process that .- would changethe designation of coal  ash, and potentially regulate it as a hazardous material. According to a Veritas EconomiaReport, such a mov | would cost the bnomy 3'td;O00]•: Make Half,Your Plate Veggies and Fruits MyPlate encourages consumers to fill half of their plates with a v a Of eg.t ,Ig  9,druits beas,-laeyeontain a variety of It would also increase costs with easerrtial nutrients, are associated , with reduced risk of many chronic road and bridge building by:-;ll0 ::,• - ,. , , , • "e ':,:.alseases ana, wnen preparea bllhon dollars over the next 20 y ars,. , ; , .... • . " waCnou-aaoeo iar or sugars, are according to the American Road and __.,... .....^.0 lUltllY::l.y IUVY 111 OtlO111. TransportationBuilders' Association. California avocados are a deli- "After fighting hard on this issue for over a year, I'm grateful for my colleagues' support. The chance to save thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in costs now rests in the Senate's hands," said McKinley. The coal ash bill, H.R. 2273, origi- nally passed the House in Oct. 2011 by a vote of 267-144, with 37 Demo- crats supporting it. • The Senate has yet to take action on the bill. With Wednesday's vote, the House Surface Transportation Exten- sion Act will go to a conference with the Senate. cious nutrient-dense fruit. One- fifth of a medium avocado has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonu- trients including 8 percent of the Daily Value for dietary fiber and 4 percent of the Daily Value for potassium, nutrients of public health concern identified by the DGA. "MyPlate inspires us to make half our plate veggies and fruits because doing so is critical to good health. Unfortunately, many Americans are not getting enough of these important foods," notes Elizabeth Pivonka, PhD, RD, president and CEO of Produce for Better Health Foundation. "I feel good about recommending Califor- nia avocados to consumers as a tasty way to help meet daily fruit needs. Everyone should take advantage of the nutrition pack- age avocados offer." Figure Out What this Picture Depicts II?H uV - IEA4SNV This recipe will help you fill your plate with veggies and fruits, including delicious Cali- fornia avocados. Fit in Your "Good" Fats California avocados are one of the few fruits that deliver "good" monounsaturated and polyunsatu- rated fats that can have a benefi- cial effect on health, providing 3 grams of monounsaturated and 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per 1 oz. serving. According to the American Heart Association, monounsaturated and polyunsatu- rated fats, when consumed in moderation and eaten in place of saturated or trans fats, can help reduce blood cholesterol levels. This refreshing, flavor-packed recipe will help you fill out your plate with produce. Pan-Seared Scallops with Fennel Slaw and California Avocado-Papaya Relish Serves: 4 California Avocado-Papaya Relish 1 ripe, fresh California avocado, peeled, seeded, and cut into ¼-inch cubes papaya, peeled, seeded, and cut into ¼-inch cubes ½ red bell pepper, cut into ¼- inch cubes 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice In a small bowl, combine avocado, papaya and bell pep- per. Add lime juice and gently stir to coat; set aside. Fennel Slaw 1 tsp. grated lemon peel 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 clove garlic, finely chopped ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. white pepper 3 cups thinly sliced fennel 2 green onions, green part only, thinly sliced lengthwise 1. In a small bowl, combine lemon peel, lemon juice, vine- gar, oil, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper; stir until well mixed. Set aside. 2. In a medium bowl, com- bine fennel and green onion. Top fennel mixture with dress- ing. Mix well, cover and set aside. Pan-Seared Scallops 16 scallops, rinsed and patted dry ¼ tsp. salt tsp. white pepper 1 Tbsp. olive oil Fennel Slaw (see make- ahead recipe above) California Avocado- Papaya Relish (see make- ahead recipe above) 1. Season scallops with salt and pepper. 2. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Place scal- lops in skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. 3. Divide Fennel Slaw evenly among plates. Place equal servings of scallops on each plate. Spoon California Avocado-Papaya Relish over scallops. For other recipe ideas that fea- ture California avocados, visit the California Avocado Commissmn website at www.CaliforniaAvo cado.com. Clocks slay time.., time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. -William Faulkner Irish Soda Bread Ingredien ts 4 tablespoons sweet butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 large eggs 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups buttermilk I cup currants Cooking Instructions Butter a cookie sheet. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar together to combine. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each additition. In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to combine. Beginning and ending with flour mixture alternately add flour and buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Stir in currants. On a generously flourered hard surface knead the dough about 4 minutes until smooth and not sticky, adding flour as needed. Form into 7_-inch round. Transfer to prepared cookie sheet. Etch an x in the top of the loaf. 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