Challis matriarch Madge Yacomella and Julie Rodman check on the food line just prior to the annual Challis Community Church Harvest Dinner last week. Yacomella took over as head cook and organizer from Helen Winegarner this year, while Rodman has been one of the principal servers. About 135 people were served, Yacomella said. All food was donated by the community and leftovers went to the Challis Senior Citizens Center. Joan “Mama Jo” Okura, below, washes a strainer. See more photos inside.
FIFTY YEARS AGO Competing in the livestock judging contest at the Pacific International Livestock Show at Portland, Oregon were Rocky Westergard, Doug Hammond and Gordon Hammond. Qualifying the team was their standing at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. The team was second with Gordon as high individual. The team was one of the 52 from four states judging meat animals.
Brussels sprouts are the very favorite vegetable of a very few people. One reason is that many cooks abuse them terribly and boil them into a slimy, smelly mess. This should not be allowed. The nutty flavor is enhanced by light steaming, stir-frying or roasting with olive oil. They should remain firm after cooking. This vegetable fares well in damp, cloudy and chilly weather.