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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - November 24, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo Ind Thursday I Nov 50 cents Turkey talk Great weather Local weather observer Robert Wise is predicting great traveling weather in the Midwest for the Thanksgiving holiday For today he is predicting sunny weather with a high of 48 Tonight will be clear and cold with a low of 28 Wise said Friday should be a great shopping day with sun and a high near 48 The low will be 30 Friday night Saturday will be partly cloudy and warmer with a nigh near 55 and a low near 37 that night Sunday will be cloudy a high of 50 and rain by the afternoon Wise said rain should continue Sunday night with a low of 40 Free turkey dinners Free Thanksgiving Day dinners are being served in the Kokomo area Kokomo Rescue Mission and Grace United Methodist Church will serve a traditional Thanksgiv ing dinner today at Grace United Methodist Church 219 W Mul berry St The dinner will be served from to 1 Shutins may call the mission at 4563838 for delivery New Bethel Tabernacle 704 E Elm will serve the traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 11 to 3 today Dinners will be delivered to shutins and may be ordered by calling 4525873 Chapel Hill Christian Church 2600 W Alto Road will serve Thanksgiving dinner from 11 to 1 today at the church For home delivery in Howard County call 4537388 Holiday closings Government offices and schools in Tipton and Howard counties will be closed today and Friday Tipton County Public Library and the KokomoHoward County Public Library will be closed Thursday Regular hours will resume Friday Road information Holiday travelers in need of information on road conditions can call the Indiana State Police Peru Post at 4527821 Turkey tips The Department of Agricul ture offers the following tips for the safe handling of holiday turkey dinners Hot from the oven Turkey dinners including stuffing and side dishes should be picked up hot and kept hot Keeping foods warm is not enough Cooked and refrigerated Cool food rapidly Keep cold foods cold Refrigerate immedi ately at 40 degrees or lower Store in small shallow containers Cleanliness Keep hands utensils and work areas clean For information about fully prepared holiday turkey dinners or food safety call the USDAs meat and poultry hotline at 800 5354555 The hotline will be open today from 8 to 2 Inside Business Classified Ucal News of Vol 144 NO 82 Thanksgiving Andrew Aaron from left Libby Badgett and Caleb Marley have fun answering questions about their Thanksgiving dinner Tribune photo by Tim Bath Is a yam a turkeys heart thankful By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer RUSSIAVILLE From giving thanks for Power Rangers to guess ing a yam is really a turkey heart 16 Western Prima ry School kindergarten pupils Thanksgivings all about The group members of Susan Zimplemans morning class waxed thoughtful for a halfhour Tuesday in responding to a group of Thanksgivingrelated questions from the Kokomo Tri bune And while many mentioned traditional responses to the inquiries such as Libby Bad getf s prediction that shed make turkey and mashed potatoes if placed in charge of making the Thanksgiving meal some oth ers were a little more well non conventional I think a yam is a big Jason Fanning responded when asked to give nis definition of the Thanksgiving feast mainstay also called a sweet potato Josh Evans was a bit more direct Its a turkey he said Most who listed what theyd include in a Thanksgiving meal stayed with turkey as a main course which could pose a big problem for Tommy Phifer who said hed be able to make the dinner in only a minute When asked what they were thankful for this Turkey Day food took a back seat only to rel atives among the kindergarten ers But Evans was sure to add a plug for Power Rangers much to the dismay of his classmates Im thankful for Looney Tunes because I like added Caleb Marley And for a class that professed such love for eating turkey sev eral pupils were awfully quick to give their plans on how theyd escape the knife if they were the turkeys at Thanksgiving I would fly away to a Marley said I wouldnt want them to find me and theyd never find me Heather Stephens would try a little deception I would swim to a duck pond and act like a she said But she sure wouldnt want to pretend to be a yam because she defined that as another name for a turkey Thankful to be alive By LISA FIPPS Tribune Tipton Bureau Ind Mike Dellinger executive director of the Tipton County Economic Development has a lot to be thank ful for this year At about on Oct 23 he sustained four broken bones two in each leg when he pulled off to the side of the road on IndT28 near County Road 350 West to rescue a kitten He was struck by a vehicle as he picked up the animal Dellinger claims he saw the vehicle and waved his arms over his head as a way to tell the driver to slow down As I picked up the cat and turned around l saw the car and I braced he said He was initially taken to Tipton County Memorial Hospital but then he was transferred to Methodist That night he underwent five hours of surgery Doctors put rods pins and screws in his legs His left leg had a compound frac ture where the bone punc tured the skin The bone fractures in his right leg pushed close enough to the surface to cause a hematoma a bloodfilled swelling As a result Thanksgiving takes on a whole new meaning this year for Dellinger Im just thankful Im he said Ive real ized the value of the people in the community my friends and my family And how precious lite is And how fortunate I Ive realized the value of the people in the community my friends and my family And how precious life Mike Dellinger accident victim He wears no casts or braces but will use a wheelchair for nine to 12 weeks his doctor says Dellinger says six to eight weeks After that his doctor thinks Dellinger will have to undergo four to six months of physical therapy He said hes shooting to recover in three to four months of therapy Dellingers personal goals for the road to recov ery are ambitious much like his negotiations and plans for Tipton Countys economic development Since hired in 1992 Dellinger has worked to among other things bring two manufacturers Coaters and Franco and two retailers ValStore and the Dollar General Store to Tipton Dellinger also helped the city in preparing a down town renovation project to revamp city sidewalks In 1992 the city received a department of commerce grant which was used in the summer of 1993 to recon struct sidewalks and make them accessible to the handi capped Dellinger helped Tipton get another although small er grant for more sidewalk projects to be completed next year The reconstruction of the sidewalks made will make them accessible to the disabled too Ironically Dellinger is reaping the benefits of his work on the downtown renovation to improve and make the sidewalks accessible to the handi capped because he now goes to work in a wheel chair Mike Dellinger was rescuing a kitten when a car hit him breaking both his legs Tribune photo by Tim Bath Kokomo Tribune publisher says thank you1 Thanksgiving is a special day and we at the Kokomo Tribune are thankful for you our cus tomers During the last few weeks we have tried to upgrade our computer systems and press with new software technology It has been an experience for us and for you Basically it is not working Sat urday we went back to our stable software and systems It helped a little but we still are experiencing problems with me press We however have been assured that during the first part of December the necessary personnel from a pressrepair company will be on our doorstep to make all neces sary adjustments We at me Tribune are disap pointed it is taking so long to cor rect what we thought was a sim ple problem 1 know you will be patient with us please be patient with your carriers On behalf of all of us who think technology is the future we thank you for your understanding and wish you a happy Thanksgiving I pledge to you that we will be better Arden A Draeger Publishergeneral manager Kokomo Tribune
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