Author: Melissa

On Saving Teeth

By Dr. Michael Herndon, DDS, AF      It is pretty common in today’s world for the dentist to recommend that a tooth be extracted and an implant put in its place. But is that really the best option? The answer is more complicated than it may seem.       The dentist and the patient want to consider cost factors, risk factors, and longevity factors in the decision making process. Yet far too often, it seems, the quick choice is to simply extract the tooth and place an implant. But do you know if the recommendation given to you...

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Oroville Piecemaker’s Guild 2018 Quilt Show

By Melissa Wynn Photo by guild member Jan Abramson Attention seasoned quilters, collectors, beginners and those curious about quilting. On October 27 & 28, 2018, the Oroville Piecemakers Quilt Guild (OPQG) will once again host their biannual Quilt Show from 10am to 4pm (both days) at the Oroville Municipal Auditorium (1200 Meyers Street, Oroville). In addition to the quilts on display, guests will have an opportunity to admire the quilts made during the first annual “Kids Quilt Camp”, browse quilts for sale, and start their holiday shopping at a boutique filled with items hand crafted by the talented members...

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Art with Ashlee- Front Porch Turkey

By Ashlee Herrera 1. Strip pallets. Each turkey will need quite a few boards. About two pallets each. 2. The longest boards stripped will be the feathers. With each set of feathers dropping by only a couple inches. Decide how tall you want the tallest one and go from there. My tallest feather is about 18 inches. 3. Now draw a curve/rounded line on the top of the feather, and cut with a ban saw repeat this on all 7 feathers. 4. Next you need to get the body. It is a series of three different sized circles. You will have to pin...

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake  with Cream Cheese Frosting Cake: 3 eggs 2 sticks butter, softened (1 cup) 2 – 1/2 cups  1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ginger (ground) 1/2 tsp. salt 15 oz. can pumpkin (puree) 3/4 cup milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1-1/4 cups sugar  Preheat oven to 350º Use 2 – 9” round pans, greased and lightly dusted with flour) In a bowl, stir flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt until combined.  In a separate bowl, stir pumpkin, milk and vanilla until combined. In a third bowl add butter...

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Harvest Apple Crisp

INGREDIENTS • 2 pounds Fuji or Granny Smith apples • 1/4 cup lemon juice • 1/4 cup granulated sugar • 1/4 cup brown sugar • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 1 1/2 cups flour • 3/4 cup granulated sugar • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1 cup old fashion oats (not instant) • 1/2 pound butter, diced INSTRUCTIONS Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13 x 9 inch pan Step 2 Cut the apples in quarters, core and slice thinly. Step 3 Add...

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