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Of Cabbages and Kings By Ma o e Baker A Squash: "A When the colonists frost arrived on North Ameri- can shores, the squash was a common food. It had been developed, improved and exported from its native Central America to the entire North and South American continents. It was cooked as part of stews and baked in ashes to be eaten alone. The Ameri- can colonists didn't think much of it, however. Cap- tain John Smith called it "a melon, only less and worse." In the northern colonies, it was considered uncivilized to contemplate, and the fmh and squash chowder offered by the Indi- arm was called "the meanest of God's gifts". After a winter of near starvation, the Euro- pean immigrants changed their minds somewhat. Still finding it strange and unpal- atable, one Puritan leader commented, 'Tou must not thinke to gee to heaven on a feather-bed." Times and tunes changed. The Indian squash had a lot to offer. The northern tribes grew pumpkins, yellow crook- necks, pattypans, Boston marrows and turban squash. The southern had winter crooknecks, cushaws and green and white striped sweet potato squash. Colonial housewives found it not only useful, but easy, to grow and easier to cook. They baked them in hot ashes and served them with animal fat or maple sugar. They also used them as medicine. The Indians used them as worm expellers and to cure snake bites. The colo- nists added to the pharmacopoeia, using them for bladder troubles and to treat female ills. They were Melon, Only Less Tmnt a zua 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup margarine 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon yeast 1/4 cup warm water 3 cups flour 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1 cup cooked, mashed winter squash 1 teaspoon each: d ied sage, dried dill, salt 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed for the pains of childbirth, the pains of toothache and chilblains and a paste of squash was appliedto the eyes for eye problems. Soon the northern states were grow- . ing a hefty quantity ofpump- kins and squash to keep up with the demand. A VIP was known as a "Big Pumpkin" and Boston was known, for a short time, as Pumpkinshire. Unfortunately, by 1845 'Bumpkin head" had assumed a derogatory connotation, implying stupidity or thickheadedness. Pumpkins were still being extolled in prose and poetry, however. Washington Irving, John Greenleaf Whittier and Henry David Thoreau wrote in praise of pumpkins; for the younger set, pumpkins were fantasized in Mother Goose rhymes and Cinderella. And for the cook, here is an el- egant loaf of bread. Combine milk, margarine and sugar. Heat, stirring un- til the margarine is melted. Set aside to cool. Combine WINDFALL**ANTIQUES and Worse yeast and warm water and let proof. Add 2 cups flour, eggs, squash, sage, dill, salt and garlic. Stir t0 mix. the cooled milk mixture and the rest of the flour. Turn onto a floured beard and knead lightly. Let rise, covered, for 30 minutes. Knead again and form into one large loaf or make into dinner rolls. Place on oiled surface and let rise in a warm placeuntil double in bulk -- about an hour. Bake in a very cool oven at 275 degrees for 80 minutes for the bread or 30 min- utes for the rolls. Tap the loaf for a hollow sound to make sure it is done. PUBLIC NOTICE PosmoN OPENING The City of Halfway is currently accepting job applications, in the formofTesumes, the position of Maintenance Assistant. Appli- cations will be received until 4 p.m. November 11, 1993 at City Hall, Halfway, Oregon. NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF BAKER NO. 93o612 In the Matter of the Estate of HENRY O. LEE, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representa- tive of the above estate. All per- sons having claims against the estate are required to present to the undersigned personal repre- sentative at the Law Office of Gary L. Marietta, Attomey at Law, 2021 Court Street, Baker City, Oregon 97814, within tour (4) months af- ter the date of the first publication of this notice, or they may be barred. Any person whose rights may be affected by these pro- ceedings may obtain additional information from the records of the Court, the personal represen- tative, or the attorney for the per- sonal representative. DATED and FIRST PUB- LISHED this 20th day of October, 1993. DENNIS CURTIS Personal Representative GARY MARLETTE Attomey for Personal Representative ....... ""2021 Court Street PO Box 727 Baker City, OR 97814 Hells Canyon Journal PUBUC NOTICE A public headng on a petition for the partial vacation of N. Pine Street in t he F.M. Officer Addition, will be held November 11, 1993 at 7 p.m., at Halfway City Hall. Diana Glynn City Recorder/Treasurer October 27, 1993 Page SUBSCRIBE to the Hells Canyon Journal 18 I I I I I PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Supplemental Budget Hearing Public hearing on a proposed supplemental budget for the City of Richland, Baker County, State of Oregon, for the fiscal year July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994 will be held at City Hall, 104 Walnut St. The hearing will take place on the 1 lth day of November, 1993 at 7 P.M.. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the supplemental budget with interested persons. A copy of the supplemental budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after October 27, 1993 at City Hall between the hours of 9 A.M. and 3 P.M. Summary of Supplemental Budget General Fund Resource mum Cash carry forward $3000.00 Materials & Services $3000.00 Total Resources $3000.00 Total Requirements $3000.00 Funds will be used to cover the landfill In order to meet DEQ & BLM requirements. PUBLIC NOTICE NATIONAL FOREST TIMBER FOR SALE Wallowa-Whltman National Forest Pine Ranger Dlatrlct Baker County, Oregon Green Sheet Hazard Tree removal, located on Roads 3992, 3994 and Road 6610. Road 3992 and 3994 will be sold as one sale and 6610 will be sold separately. The Forest Service will receive SEALED BIDS ONLY at Pine Ranger Station up to and not later that 10:00 a.m. local time on November 10, 1993. The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Complete information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale, and submission of bids is available to the public from the District Ranger, Pine Ranger District, Haffway, Oregon or the Supervisors Office, 1550 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, Oregon. PUBLIC NOTICE Clear Creek Snowpsrk USDA Forest Servlce WaUowe-Whltmen National Forest Pine Ranger Dietdct On October 18, 1993, District Ranger, OdandoGonzales of Pine District made a decision to authorize the construction of a snowpark along Forest Road #6600 new Clear Creek to Improve access and parking for winter recreation activities. This project is in partnership with Oregon Economic Development (Regional Strategies), Pan- handle Snowmobile Club and Hells Canyon Chamber of Commerce. All environmental documentation is available for public review at Pine Ranger District, Haffway, OR 97834. This decision is subject to appeal pursuant to Forest Service regulations 36 CFR 217. Appeals must be filed within 45 days from the date of publication in the Baker City Herald. Notices of Appeal must meet the requirements of 36 CFR 217.9. I I I II I PUBLIC NOTICE Wallows-Whitman National Forest Pine Ranger Dlatdct Baker County, Oregon On October 15, 1993, Pine District Ranger Orlando Gonzales decided to implement Wildlife Habitat Improvement Burning and precommerclal thinning in the vicinity of Sparta Butte. The project areas are located in T. 8. S., R. 44 E., Sections 3, 4, 5, and 10. The purpose of the burning Is to promote increased production, nutrition and palatability of forage and browse species. The purpose of the thinning is to improve the health and vigor of sapling sized advanced tree regeneration thereby improving short-term hiding and future stand structural diversity. The associated Decision Memo and Categorical Exclusion are available for review upon request from the Pine Ranger District, General Delivery, Haffway, Oregon 97834. This decision will not be implemented for seven day following the date this legal notice is published in the Baker City Herald. This decision is subject to appeal pursuant to Forest Service regulations under 36 CFR Part 217..Appeals'must be filed within 45 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Baker City Hera/d. Notice of Appeal must meet the requirements of 36 GI R , 217.9.