Black walnuts: A taste of fall harvest

Posted September 18, 2014 at 3:09 pm

As the autumn leaves turn, most of us find our tastes turning to the familiar, more robust flavors of the season: Pumpkin spice, cranberry, apple and of course, wild-harvested Black Walnuts.

The bold, rich taste of American Black Walnuts has long been associated with the fall season. In fact, the wild nuts are celebrated in October’s National Black Walnut Month and in autumn Black Walnut festivals all across the nation’s heartland. And now today’s trendiest urban venues and celebrity chefs are discovering innovative ways Black Walnuts can bring the full-bodied taste of fall to everything from salads to baked goods to desserts.

For a bold, seasonal update to your salad, try this Savory Black Walnut Salad with Black Walnuts, feta cheese, dried cranberries and grilled chicken served with Black Walnut Oil Dressing. For even more autumn appeal, try

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    ldo Youth Board Secretary Sherry Wiseman and ElDo Youth Director Kim Cox gladly receive a check for a $750 grant from the York Children’s Foundation of Pittsburgh, PA presented by Randy Bland of Bland – Hackleman Funeral Home of El Dorado Springs. Bland nominated the organization to receive the money.

    The money is raised through matching donations from Matthews International Casket Division and their distributors. Funeral Directors across the country nominate organizations that spend at least 50% of their time and

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    The Sac Osage Retired School Employees’ Association (SORSEA) is please to announce the 2014 scholarship winners. The generous scholarships were made possible by the late Nellie Nicholas. 2014 winners were Kala Hopkins, Sophia Marsh, Taylor Alumbaugh, Kanon Hoover and Courtney Hooper. Also receiving scholarships but not pictured are Emily Jones, Mallory Lanser and Justin Culbertson.

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    THE AMERICAN IRON CLUB HELD THEIR CAR SHOW IN DOWNTOWN EL DORADO SPRINGS ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 13. THE PARTICIPANTS ARE: Rich Glines – 1968 Chevrolet C-10; Bill and Donna Pemberton – 1972 Oldsmobile Hurst; John Newberry – 1969 Chevrolet C10; Junior Eagon – 1956 Chevrolet 210; Norval Green – 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle

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    Doug Nikodim and Harold Fugate were recognized by the 54 Cruises Car Club for being the two top sponsors of the club’s car show which is held every May. Pictured are: Member Gary Collins and Doug Nikodim and Club Vice President Rhonda Pettibon and Harold Fugate.

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    Congratulations to David Weaver of Strafford on his new state-record quillback caught from Lake Taneycomo by bowfishing on Aug. 23. The 7-pound-10-ounce fish qualifies for a state record in the alternative method category. The previous record of 6 pounds, 10 ounces was set this spring at Bull Shoals. The new state record is larger than the current world record by more than a pound, but does not qualify because world records only recognize fish taken by pole and line. For more info on the quillback, visit

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    Cards of Thanks

    I would like to say thank you to the many customers and friends who have trusted me as the Parts Manager at Fugate Motors for almost 45 years.

    I want to thank all of you who made the Customer Appreciation Day honoring my retirement such a success.

    A special thanks to Sam Baderdeen and Matt and Heather and their families who helped cook ad serve hamburgers and hot dogs.

    A big t you to Robin and Harold and all their employees who made it

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    Two vehicles crash head-on

    Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and escaped with minor injuries when a southbound 2001 Hundai Triburon driven by Brittany T. Rima, 25, Lockwood, crossed the centerline and struck head-on a northbound 2004 Ford F 150 driven by Andy L. Graves, 39, El Dorado Springs.

    According to the report by Trooper Doug Scotten, the mishap occurred at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, on Hwy. 97 eight miles south of El Dorado Springs.

    Ms. Rima was treated and released at the scene. Mr. Graves was taken by private vehicle to

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    Meth, cash seized after St. Clair high speed chase

    On Sept. 11, Carlos Moreno, 27, Kansas City, KS., was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class A felony of trafficking in drugs/attempted trafficking in drugs in the second degree. Bond is set at $300,000 cash only.

    The charge stems from an incident that occurred during the early morning hours the same day when an Osceola Police Department (OPD) officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a black SUV when it failed to yield. The vehicle was

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    2014 Schell City Fall Festival winners

    13-18 MONTHS BOYS – 3rd place Kohl William Maus, son of Brandi Corbin and Jeremy Maus; 2nd place Luke Wayne Hubbard, son of Chris and Sunny Hubbard; 1st place Keeton Crawford, son of Maddy and Ben Crawford.

    7-12 MONTHS BOYS – 3rd place Koen Drake, son of Erica Drake; 2nd place Jase Michael William Hawkins, son of Mike and Shawna Hawkins; 1st place Taezyn Peyne Bailey.

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