www.charlestondailymail.com http://www.charlestondailymail.com Daily Mail feed en-us Copyright 2014, Charleston Newspapers, Charleston, WV Newspapers Funerals for: November 25, 2014 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT01/311259969 OBIT01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT01/311259969 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:02:57 -0500 Baughman, Lenora 11 a.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

Bukovac, Frank 11 a.m., Catholic Church of the Ascension, Hurricane.

Butcher, Martha L. 11 a.m., Crawley Creek Church of God, Chapmanville.

Carte, Wade 7 p.m., Harvest Time Church of God, Charleston.

Casdorph, Darrell, Sr. 1 p.m., Stevens and Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Guthrie, Frank 2 p.m., Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

Hughes, Betty 2 p.m., Emmanuel Open Bible Church, Maxwelton.

Kellogg, Mitzi 3 p.m., Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Morgan, Sandra 2 p.m., Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Ronceverte.

Mullens, Clifford K. 2 p.m., Simons

Mullins, Mary 11 a.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Neely, Helen Mae 1 p.m., Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel, Buckhannon.

Raines, Phyllis 1 p.m., Mt. Zion Cemetery, Leon.

Toppins, Grady 1 p.m., Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

Wiggins, William 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, Charleston.

Zakaski, Edna Noon, Long and Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville.

Mary Ann Adkins http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259985 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259985 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:02:34 -0500 Mary Ann Adkins, 70, of Ashton, passed away at home after a sudden illness on Nov. 22, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, when they are available.

David E. Blevins http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259970 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259970 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:02:56 -0500 David Eugene Blevins, 38, of Ansted, died Nov. 22, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Mount Hope Christian Church. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements.

Rebecca Sue Bowen http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259994 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259994 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:02:26 -0500 Rebecca Sue Bowen entered Heaven peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 23, under the angelic care of Hubbard Hospice House.

At the beautiful young age of 71, her family and friends remember her level personality, her loyalty to her husband and family, her charitable nature, her love for nature and rocks, her sharp eye for hidden treasures, her dismissal of conflict and harmful gossip, her love for music, dance and movies.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Bill; her father, Dale; her mother, Eliza; her sister, Wanda; and her brother, Dannie.

Left to mourn are sisters, Patricia Seldomridge, Connie McCormick, Mary Stinson and her husband, Willard, Verna McCallister, Valerie Little and Pamela Blake; brothers, Norman Lacy and his wife, Jean, Alfred Lacy and Delmar Lacy and his wife, Donna; forty nieces and nephews, and a host of grand and great generations to follow.

Celebration of Rebecca's life will be noon Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Shelly Bausley officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Banquet Room at the funeral home.

Gathering of family and friends will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, Becky would want you to donate to a charity that breathes life into children.

Martha Lou Butcher http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259998 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259998 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:02:21 -0500 Mrs. Martha Lou Butcher, 65, of Chapmanville, died Nov. 22, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, atg Crawley Creek Church of God, Tims Fork Road, Chapmanville. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Julia L. Byers http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259972 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259972 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:02:54 -0500 Julia L. Byers, 73, of North Charleston, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 22, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Julia Byers; brothers, George, Charles, Tommy and Dicky Byers; and sisters, Delina Byers, Catherine Witham and Amunda Lasley.

Julia is survived by her brother, Dean Byers and his wife, Nell.

Thanks to all of the staff at Valley Center for their care of Julia in her final years.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association Animal Shelter, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311.

Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Virginia Carden http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259979 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259979 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:02:42 -0500 Virginia Dare Carden, 87, of Richwood, died Nov. 23, 2014. Service will be noon Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Wade Carte http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259973 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259973 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:02:53 -0500 Wade Carte, 49, of Charleston, passed away Nov. 21, 2014.

He was a 1983 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School and worked for over 20 years at Myers Transfer and Storage as a dispatcher.

Wade is survived by his mother, Judith I. (Carte) Ellard of Charleston; brothers, Mac A. Wade III and his wife, Teresa, of Elkview and Damian Ellard and his wife, Crystal, of Charleston; adopted brother, Tony Ostrander of Elkview; several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends; and his friends and co-workers at Myers Transfer and Storage.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Harvest Time Church of God, 1704 Washington St. W., Charleston, with Pastor Jess "Rock" Inclienrock officiating. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to help recover the cost of the funeral expenses.

Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Mollie Dalton http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259992 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259992 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:02:28 -0500 Mrs. Mollie Dalton, 89, of Harts, died Nov. 22, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the funeral home.

Candace J. Drennen http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259989 OBIT http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/OBIT/311259989 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:02:32 -0500 Candace Jean Hamer Drennen, 62, of Charleston, passed away at the home of her brothers on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Arrangements are forthcoming. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Photo: Workers clear mounds of leaves at Capitol http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM01/141129458 DM01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM01/141129458 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:10:33 -0500 Workers from RSG Landscaping of Big Chimney clear mountains of leaves from the state Capitol grounds Tuesday. They removed seven large truckloads the day before.

Charleston mayor's son set to appear in court next month http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM02/141129460 DM02 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM02/141129460 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:08:43 -0500 Zac Jones, the son of Charleston Mayor Danny Jones, is set to appear in South Charleston Municipal Court next month after being cited for drug possession.

The younger Jones, 25, of Bays Drive in Charleston, was arrested Nov. 10 after police found him allegedly in possession of prescription pills in the parking lot of a veterinary clinic on MacCorkle Avenue in South Charleston, police said.

He was cited for simple possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. He was released from custody the same night, according to Bob Houck, South Charleston assistant chief of police.

He will appear in municipal court at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

Jones has had run-ins with the law over issues with drugs in the past.

He was arrested last year and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, along with Moldavian Harris of Detroit, after a traffic stop in Charleston. Officers found more than 25 grams of cocaine when they searched the vehicle.

Jones pleaded guilty to simple possession of cocaine and instead of jail time, Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom sentenced him to two years probation. Jones attended a drug rehabilitation program.

He was arrested twice before - once in 2008 after crashing his car while driving under the influence and in 2011 on a heroin possession charge.

FBI seizes nearly $28,000 from W.Va. gambling club http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/ARTICLE/141129461 ARTICLE http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/ARTICLE/141129461 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:07:57 -0500 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Federal authorities have seized nearly $28,000 from an allegedly illegal gambling operation in Martinsburg.

A complaint filed Monday says the FBI seized the funds as part of an investigation into illegal gambling.

The complaint says Big Bucks Bingo operated a charitable bingo license for FOP Lodge 83, which represents police in Morgan, Jefferson and Berkeley Counties. The FOP lodge had its nonprofit status revoked in 2010, the complaint says, which rendered Big Bucks' charitable operation illegal.

The complaint says the FBI seized cash from Big Bucks Bingo in June. It says the proprietors of Big Bucks Bingo failed to inform the FOP that their nonprofit status had been revoked. It also says the bingo shop tried to conceal charitable proceeds to avoid reporting them.

No criminal charges have been filed.

Police warn holiday shoppers of thieves http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM02/141129462 DM02 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM02/141129462 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:07:32 -0500 By Ashley B. Craig Police are reminding shoppers to take care while hunting for bargains because thieves could be hunting their next target.

The holiday shopping season is approaching, and while some forecasters predict Black Friday to be crushed by Cyber Monday this year, brick and mortar stores still are expecting shoppers to turn out in droves for bargains and deals. Unfortunately, so are thieves.

Thieves are waiting for shoppers to turn their attention away from their belongings so that they can strike. Cellphones, wallets, purses, new purchases - none are safe, police said.

Lt. Steve Cooper, Charleston chief of detectives, tracks the thefts back to drugs. He said the rise in heroin usage has led to an increase in vehicle break-ins with thieves taking items to trade or sell for drugs.

"A lot of the suspects we've arrested for these crimes are heroin addicts," he said. "Withdrawal from that particular drug is pretty brutal. There's a higher level of desperation among these thieves."

He said there are two easy ways to avoid becoming a victim: lock car doors and put valuables out of sight. Stowing valuables in the trunk while shopping keeps them out of sight.

Cooper said a lot of thieves try door handles looking for unlocked vehicles because breaking a window calls unwanted attention to them, but they aren't above breaking the glass to get what they want.

The best way shoppers can protect themselves is by paying attention to their surroundings.

South Charleston police saw a rash of purses being stolen from shopping carts around last year's holidays, said Bob Houck, South Charleston's assistant chief.

"People should be keeping a close eye on their belongings and their purses," Houck said. "We saw a trend last year of people leaving their purses in their buggies when they were loading things into their cars. They didn't notice until they got home that their purse was missing."

He said police officers could later go back and watch the store's surveillance video and see the thieves watching the person then taking the purse when the person's back was turned.

Houck said shoppers carrying purses should stow them in the buggy instead of the front rack of the cart and keep an eye on their surroundings.

Cooper said Charleston is a very safe place to shop but that shoppers should always be aware of their surroundings.

Parking in well lit areas is a good way to protect yourself, Cooper said. Shoppers who are uncomfortable walking out to their cars alone can ask a security guard to walk with them, he said.

Another common issue this time of year are panhandlers. Unfortunately there are some who want to take advantage of the giving spirit that strikes at this time of year.

"Business owners generally do not allow panhandling on their property," Cooper said. "At times they can be aggressive. We recommend that if you encounter one of these individuals that you call the police so that things don't escalate."

A common scam is a plea for gas money. They approach in a parking lot and explain that they're stranded and need gas money. They make promises to mail money back.

"It's probably a scam," Cooper said. "They probably asked 20 other people for the same fraudulent loan. Offer to call the police for them and they'll go away."

Charleston and South Charleston police will patrol shopping areas this year. There will be uniformed and undercover Charleston officers at Charleston Town Center. South Charleston officers will be directing traffic at the Shops at Trace Fork again this season.

Houck said officers have been controlling traffic at the shopping center for the last two weekends and will be directing motorists again this weekend. Officers will be manning the intersection as normal all day Thursday through Sunday.

South Charleston officers will be working at the shopping center every weekend until Dec. 17 when they will be on hand every day until Christmas.

Houck said drivers should be patient when dealing with holiday traffic at the shopping centers. Drivers can help themselves by knowing which lanes they need to be in so as not to hold up traffic and by using alternate routes if they can. Houck said sometimes it's just easier to get back onto Corridor G using the Dudley Farms exit or Green Road near Speedway.

"Be prepared," he said. "It's the holiday season. It's going to be busy. You know what it's going to be like and unfortunately, there's nothing we can really do about that."

He said shoppers hoping to avoid the traffic should head out early if they can.

Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.craig@dailymailwv.com or 304-348-4850.

Holiday papers to be combined http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM01/141129463 DM01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM01/141129463 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:07:01 -0500 The Thanksgiving newspaper will be a special combined edition of the Charleston Daily Mail and the Charleston Gazette.

The paper will feature contributions by both the Daily Mail and the Gazette - including news, sports and feature stories by both staffs, two editorial pages and combined comics.

In addition, the newspaper will feature a mountain of advertising for the biggest shopping weekend of the year.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers.

Commission approves prosecutor's staff members http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM01/141129464 DM01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM01/141129464 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:06:47 -0500 The Kanawha County Commission formally approved the hiring of two new staff members for the Kanawha County Prosecutors' Office at the request of Prosecutor Chuck Miller.

Don Morris, who was the special prosecutor overseeing domestic violence cases for the county, will become the new first assistant prosecuting attorney. He will make $120,000 annually.

Maryclaire Akers will be an assistant prosecuting attorney making $95,000 annually. Akers used to work for the county under former Prosecutor Mark Plants, but was fired abruptly in 2013, the Daily Mail previously reported.

Several law enforcement members showed up for the hiring, most of whom were from the Charleston Police Department.

Helium is hero behind scenes of Thanksgiving Day parade http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/ARTICLE/141129466 ARTICLE http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/ARTICLE/141129466 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:04:08 -0500

The Associated Press

NEW YORK - It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

For 364 days of the year, the colorless and odorless gas works quietly behind the scenes, doing jobs like chilling magnets in MRI imaging machines and helping welders protect their work from impurities.

But on Thanksgiving, the lighter-than-air element moves onto a much bigger stage. It's the stuff that makes Snoopy, Spider-Man, Papa Smurf and other huge balloons sail high above the crowd at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Just so we can be properly thankful for the second most abundant element in the universe (it ranks behind hydrogen), we turned for some basic facts to Eric Bass. He is product manager for helium at Linde North America Inc. This week, for the 20th straight year, his company will supply the gas to the parade, which in turn is marking its 88th year.

Where does the parade helium come from?

It forms underground and tends to mingle with natural gas deposits. So when companies extract and process the natural gas, they separate out the helium and sell it to companies like Linde. Helium is shipped worldwide, so the stuff that will pump up Paddington Bear or Pikachu could come from as close as Kansas or Wyoming, or as far away as Qatar, Africa or even Australia.

How does it get to the parade?

First, the gas is chilled to make it a liquid so it's easier to transport. Huge, specialized containers of the stuff are shipped to a plant in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Gas floats above the liquid in these containers; this gas is drawn off and compressed. The gas is loaded into heavy steel tubes, and 10 to 12 tubes are put on each of four flatbed trucks. The day before the parade, the trucks drive into Manhattan for the inflating of the parade balloons. Crews fill the balloons with long hoses, topping them off on parade day.

How much helium is needed?

Enough to fill 600,000 to 700,000 Mylar party balloons. But the parade helium is 99.999 percent pure, whereas the stuff in a party balloon might be only 97.5 percent pure.

How big are the balloons?

They come in a variety of sizes. According to Macy's, Snoopy is as tall as a three-story building, as long as 11 bicycles and as wide as five taxi cabs. The big balloons are made up of multiple chambers that are inflated individually.

What happens to the helium after the parade?

It escapes to the atmosphere as the balloons are deflated. In 2008, Linde tried recycling some of the gas by withdrawing it through tubes put into some of the balloons. But Bass said the process was expensive, and there wasn't enough time to recover most of the gas before the streets had to be cleared for traffic.

Food Guy: 10 turkey day tips http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM06/141129467 DM06 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM06/141129467 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:03:42 -0500 There's been a lot of chatter the past few weeks from folks worrying about what traditional or new-and-unusual dishes they plan to prepare for tomorrow's Thanksgiving Day feast.

By now your menu should be set, making the real heartburn-inducing part kick in for many. Not eating the meal, but the actual cooking of it.

If you're one of those people, "Taste of Home" magazine offers these 10 tips for a less-stressful holiday in the kitchen:

1. Brown that bird

If the inside of your turkey is done but the outside isn't brown, stop basting and increase the heat to 450 degrees to get a golden skin without drying out the meat.

If you need to refresh a dry bird, cut the meat and bake it with turkey or chicken stock at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Master glitch-free gravy

If your gravy is runny, slowly stir cold turkey or chicken stock into a bit of cornstarch until dissolved.

Then gradually whisk it into the simmering gravy. Lumpy gravy can be poured into a blender for 20 to 30 seconds. You can also whisk in turkey or chicken stock, a little at a time, until you get the right consistency.

3. Crank up the cranberry

Make whole-berry cranberry sauce according to the directions on a bag of fresh cranberries. It's just berries, sugar and water ... and it's so much better than that gel that plops out of a can.

Rev up the flavor when you take it off the stove by stirring in a little orange marmalade or jalapeno jelly.

4. Elevate the kids table

Make that spot every bit as special as where the adults will be eating.

Try placards, a centerpiece and the nicest dishes you're comfortable with them using. Maybe ask a fun uncle or aunt to sit there, too.

5. Revive soggy stuffing

Spread it on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. If still mushy, stir and bake it for an additional 5 minutes.

6. Disguise a cracked pie

Chocolate is the solution to many of life's problems, including this one.

Melt together 1 cup chocolate chips and 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, stirring until smooth. Pour over cooled pie and chill until set.

(You really should try this even if your pie doesn't have cracks.)

You can also use a topping like chopped nuts or toasted coconut to cover imperfections on an iced cake. 

7. Master the fluff

The key to super-fluffy mashed potatoes is to make sure they're dry before mashing. Once the potatoes are cooked and drained, put them back in the pot, cover it up and let them dry for a couple of minutes.

The drier the potato, the fluffier the mash.

8. Spice it up

Make a homemade spice bag with cloves, cinnamon sticks and citrus peel for mulling cider or wine.

Wrap double thickness of cheesecloth around your spices, bring up the edges and tie with kitchen string. A loose-leaf tea filter, or even a coffee filter, works in a pinch.

9. Keep hot food hot

As soon as sides like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or stuffing are hot, plunk them in a slow cooker on the lowest setting while you finish up the rest of the meal.

This keeps things warm and frees up lots of stove/oven space. Gravy placed in a smaller slow cooker will hold for up to an hour on the warm setting.

10. Take no shame in shortcuts

Who says Thanksgiving dessert has to be totally from scratch?

(Well I do, but whatever.)

Convenience items like puff pastry and prepared pie crusts can shave time and trouble.

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Last week I shared recipes for a couple of different Thanksgiving Day side dishes that you're probably getting ready to make as we speak.

Today - since the holiday clock is ticking - I'll include a couple of delicious dessert recipes that you still have time to whip up at the last minute.

Never-miss apple cake offers a nice twist on the traditional by combining apple with carrots in the cake, then topping it with a punchy praline icing.

White chocolate cranberry pecan tart takes a trio of holiday flavors and gives them a citrusy kick with orange peel.

Steven Keith writes a weekly food column for the Daily Mail. He can be reached at 304-348-1721 or by email at dailymailfoodguy@aol.com. You can also follow him on Facebook and Pinterest as "DailyMail FoodGuy," on Twitter as "DMFoodGuy" or read his blog at http://blogs.charlestondailymail.com/foodguy.

Never-Miss Apple Cake

Recipe courtesy "Taste of Home"

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

2 cups sugar, divided

4 eggs

1 cup canola oil

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking soda

2 cups chopped and peeled tart apples

1 cup shredded carrots

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Praline icing:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, cubed

2 Tbsp. 2 percent milk

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 egg and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, beat oil with remaining sugar and eggs until well blended. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into oil mixture until blended. Stir in apples, carrots and pecans.

3. Transfer half of the apple batter to a greased and floured 10-inch fluted tube pan. Layer with cream cheese mixture and remaining apple batter. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. To make icing: In a large saucepan, bring the brown sugar, butter and milk to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over cake and sprinkle with pecans.

Serves 12

White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Tart

Recipe courtesy "Taste of Home"

Ready-made pie crust dough

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

1 cup pecan halves

1 cup white chocolate baking chips

3 eggs

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup light corn syrup

2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. grated orange peel

Whipped cream, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out pastry to fit an 11-inch tart pan with removable bottom; trim edges. Sprinkle with the cranberries, pecans and chips.

2. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, flour and orange peel; pour over chips.

3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Serves 16

Community meals a way to share the holidays http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM01/141129468 DM01 http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/DM01/141129468 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:50:45 -0500 By Samuel Speciale Sometimes traditions are started by accident.

That's the case for South Charleston-based First Church of the Nazarene's annual community Thanksgiving meal, which by one churchgoer's account was less than successful in its first year.

"We expected a lot of people would want to come to our church and eat that year," said Jennie Miller, the church's Connections Pastor. "We ended up with a lot of leftover food."

Instead of feeling defeated and letting their good deed go to waste, churchgoers decided to pack food into takeout boxes and deliver them to members of the community.

"We started going door to door giving away meals," Miller said. "That's when we realized this is what we need to be doing.

"We decided we'll go where people are. It exploded from there."

Every year for the past four years, the church has delivered hundreds of Thanksgiving meals. Miller said 400 meals were sent out last year compared to about 150 served at the church. She expects to do about the same this year.

"Deliveries are our niche," Miller added. "I think we're the only organization to do something like this too."

Anyone can request a meal.

"We get a good mix of people," Miller said. "We see a lot of people who don't have large families to share the holiday with and see this as an opportunity to have a meal with a group."

Miller also said some diners just don't have enough money to afford a Thanksgiving meal.

Regardless of their story, Miller said the church doesn't turn anyone away.

"We'll take absolutely anyone."

While it's not required, Miller said it's best when someone requests a meal in advance so the kitchen knows how much food to prepare. The church will continue taking orders for deliveries until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Miller said an interested person may call the church's delivery hotline at 304-768-7417 extension 150, and request as many meals as they need. A coordinator will then callback and confirm the details.

"Anyone who calls and requests any number of meals will receive them," Miller said.

The meal is paid for by contributions from church members and also is sponsored by the city of South Charleston.

Other area churches have scheduled community Thanksgiving meals of their own.

Cross Lanes United Methodist Church will serve a meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and New Life Center in Cedar Grove will serve theirs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Dunbar Church of Christ will serve Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 309 Fifteenth St. All are welcome.

First Baptist Church in Charleston also will have its 41st annual Frank Veltri Thanksgiving Dinner, but church officials aren't yet sure what time it will start.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Former Ripley star shoots BYU past Chaminade http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/ARTICLE/141129469 ARTICLE http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20141125/ARTICLE/141129469 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:37:31 -0500


LAHAINA, Hawaii - Former Ripley star Chase Fischer scored 30 points and made nine of his tournament record-tying 10 3-pointers in the first half, leading hot-shooting BYU to a 121-85 rout over Chaminade Tuesday in the Maui Invitational.

BYU (4-1) bounced back from a double-overtime loss to No. 15 San Diego State in its Maui opener by lighting up the Lahaina Civic Center with 17 3-pointers. The Cougars made their first 12 from behind the arc, the oohs and aahs from the crowd growing louder with each make in the loser's bracket game.

Fischer led the charge, knocking down seven straight 3s while scoring 21 points in the opening 6 1/2 minutes. He finished 10 of 13 from the arc.

Tyler Haws added 19 points for the Cougars, who shot 55 percent and went 17 for 29 from behind the arc.

Chaminade (2-2) never stood a chance against BYU's long-range barrage despite hitting 10 3-pointers of their own.

Kiran Shastri led the Silverswords with 16 points and David Ware added 15.

BYU had a tense Maui opener, rallying to force overtime against San Diego State after trailing most of the game.

With a short turnaround, the Cougars' goal was to avoid a letdown against the Division II Silverswords, who have had a penchant for pulling off upsets in Maui when teams take them lightly.

Chaminade shot well in its opener against Pittsburgh, but couldn't keep the bigger Panthers off the glass. Pittsburgh had a 51-17 rebounding advantage and scored 34 points off its 27 offensive boards in the 81-68 victory.

The Silverswords fairly shot well again, hitting 7 of 13 from 3-point range in the first half.

It wasn't good enough to keep up with the Cougars.

BYU started making shots from the opening tip, dropping in one 3 after another.

Fischer, who made 11 3-pointers the first four games combined, made seven from behind the arc, took a break, and hit another on a fadeaway well behind the arc shortly after returning to the game. The junior transfer from Wake Forest had 27 points on 9-of-10 shooting from 3-point range in the first half. He misfired on his only attempt from inside the arc.

The Cougars made 14 of 18 from behind the arc in the half and shot 62 percent overall to lead 66-43.