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January 31, 2012 • Page 12 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com 1475 LAURA ON LIFE Saga Of The Cheese There once was a bag of cheese curds that was destined for more than a hungry man’s snack. That bag of cheese curds used to be an ordinary bag of cheese curds settled amongst its friends in a grocery store’s refrigerated dairy case. It had a life of ease only disturbed when a distracted shopper’s ?ngers ran across its label on the way to the more popular sharp white cheddars. It was just chillin’, knowing that nobody in their right mind would choose cheese curds over sharp white cheddar. All that would change, however, the day my husband strolled into that store with an insane craving for – you guessed it – cheese curds. The sharp white cheddar winced as my husband’s hand hovered over it momentarily. Then it sighed in relief and smiled knowingly inside its shiny wrapper as my husband chose the unsuspecting cheese curds. The sharp white cheddar thought it knew what would occur after the bag of cheese curds passed through the scanner at checkout, but, in truth, it couldn’t possibly have foreseen the unbelievable circumstances in which the cheese curds found themselves. We were on vacation… in the Northeast… in the winter. Why? Obviously, because we needed our heads examined. This particular day the high was 14 degrees. Let me reiterate: The HIGH was 14 stinkin’ degrees! We had a long drive ahead of us and of course, we needed snacks for the road. I bought chewing gum and cookies and my husband bought the soon-to-be infamous cheese curds. After driving an hour or so in blinding snow showers, with the heat blasting in the mini-van, the cheese curds turned soft. My husband doesn’t like warm cheese curds. “We should’ve brought a cooler.” he said. I was driving at the time and peering through the falling snow, I said, “Or we could just throw them on the hood of the car and let them fend for themselves. It looks like hell has ?nally frozen over.” I’m sure I saw the cheese curds grimace. “I have a better idea,” my genius of a hubby said. He let a blast of arctic air in as he opened his passenger-side window, put the bag of cheese curds outside, and closed the window on the bag. He had effectively found a safe place to cool his cheese curds. We grinned at each other, enjoying his cleverness. I was still driving forty-?ve minutes later, when my gum went stale and the cookies started to look good. With my eyes carefully glued to the slippery road, I opened my window to dispose of my gum. It certainly was not my fault that the manufacturer of our minivan placed the buttons for both windows side by side. Suddenly, the bag of cheese curds went airborne and its subsequent journey after that can only be determined in one’s imagination. My husband jerked his head from the cheese curds - which were there one minute and vanished the next - to me with a stunned expression that reminded me of Desi Arnez when Lucy did something remarkably stupid. He was speechless with shock. His cheese curds were gone! Unfortunately, my imagination started Other Services 1565 TONER CARTRIDGES RECHARGES for fax, copiers, and printers. Yankton Office Equipment, 314 W. 4th (605)665-2289. Wanted: Reliable person to help care for elderly woman. Preferably CNA, call (605)760-0871 or (605)661-2417 after 1pm. 1490 Lawn Landscaping WILL REMOVE TREE Stumps. Schumacher Tree Stump Removal, Insured. Dennis Schumacher, Call (402)388-4487. 1500 Laura Snyder imagining immediately and all I could do is laugh hysterically at his stunned expression while simultaneously trying to apologize and keep the minivan from sliding off the road. I sobered as I imagined the news that evening: “There was a twenty car pile-up on the interstate this afternoon. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Police could not say for certain what caused the disaster, but drivers reported large, sticky snow?akes that fused with their wipers and became one with the windshield.” Laura Snyder is a nationally syndicated columnist, author & speaker. You can reach Laura at lsnyder@lauraonlife.com Or visit her website www.lauraonlife.com for more info. Moving - Storage STORAGE GARAGES: 10x20 w/electricty. $70 per month. Austree Storage, 605-624-8048. 1505 Painting Johnston Painting Interior winter discounts through March 31st. Now giving estimates for exterior spring/summer. Serving Yankton and the surrounding communities for 24 years. Call Rocky Johnston today (605)665-0262 or (605)660-1689. 1530 Roofing - Siding Corby Johnson Roofing & Construction. Free Estimates, work guaranteed, insured. (605)260-0694. Rye Home Improvement Dakota Gutter Gutters, soffit, siding and roofing. Call John (605)661-0068, (605)668-9312. Locally Owned. 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Attention Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Godparents & Friends we are featuring our annual ... utiful Baby Bea ontest 2012 C 35TH ANNUAL BULL SALE • FEBRUARY 20, 2012 12:30 p.m. (CST) • At the Ranch, 3 miles south of Dante, SD Selling 130 Registered Yearlings bulls, 50 Registered Two Year Old bulls & 10 Registered Fall bulls In print and online on Wednesday, February 22 Only this time our online readers will determine the winners! Reg# 17030403 Sire: Koupal’s B & B Diplomat • MGS: Koupal’s B & B Zara 5021 BW +3.3 • WW +53 • YW +100 • Milk +27 Reg# 17030376 Sire: Koupal’s B&B Collossal 9052 • MGS: SAV 5175 Bando 4597 BW +4.9 • WW +58 • +112 YW • +32 Milk Reg# 17032487 Sire: Duff Jetset 7122 • MGS: Hoff Limited Edition SC 594 BW +2.3 • WW +51 • YW +91 • Milk +16 If you or someone you know has a beautiful child, we would love to include them in our feature and they might even have a chance to win prizes from local businesses and a framed winners print! To enter, simply log online by going to: http://play2win.upickem.net/ Reg# 17032825 Sire: Sitz Upward 307R • MGS: Koupal’s B & B Balancer 4017 BW +1.2 • WW +66 • YW +119 • Milk +32 Reg# 16725264 Sire: Duff Amigo 815 • MGS: Koupal MoCo 253 BW +3.1 • WW +54 • YW +86 • Milk +230 Reg# 17032695 Sire: Kesslers Frontman R001 MGS: Koupal’s B & B Initiative 608 BW +.9 • WW +56 • YW +100 • Milk +25 Lot 60 Lot 125 KOUPAL INITIATIVE 036 BW +3.0 • WW +47 • YW +76 • Milk +21 KOUPAL ASTI 0187 Reg# 17032825 Sire: Sitz Upward 307R • MGS: Koupal’s B & B Balancer 4017 BW +1.2 • WW +66 • YW +119 • Milk +32 Herd Sires: Koupal Juneau 797 (13 sons sell) • Koupal Juneau 807J (8 sons sell) • Koupal’s B & B Diplomat 9046 (11 sons sell) • DD Headline 806 (5 sons sell) • Koupal Brulee 698 (18 sons sell) • Koupal’s B & B Colossal 9052 (16 sons sell) • B & B Asti 659 (7 sons sell) • Koupal’s B & B Extra 7080 (6 sons sell) • Koupal’s B & B Marathon 8031 (8 sons sell) • Duff Amigo 815 (6 sons sell) • Duff Special Edition (10 sons sell) Al Sires: Kesslers Frontman R001 (6 sons sell) • Sitz Upward (3 sons sell) • Woodhill Admiral 77K (5 sons sell) • TC Aberdeen (5 sons sell) • Duff Jetset (3 sons sell) LaVern & Alice Koupal 40050 303rd St. Dante, SD 57329 Phone/Fax: (605) 384-5315 Cell (605) 491-1768 or (605) 491-0354 lakoupal@cme.coop BW +2.3 • WW +37 • YW +75 • Milk +25 Free Delivery within 300 mile radius Volume Discounts Semen Tested & ultrasounded All bulls AM, NH, & CA free Register to submit your photos: 1 entry per email address Upload your photo to one of the following categories: 0-6 months • 7-12 months • 13 months-2 years • 3-4 years You have until February 3rd to submit your photos. They will then be voted on by the public. You can help promote your child to win through Facebook and email! People will be able to vote once per day per registered email address. Voting will take place from February 4th-19th. Winning photos will be published in the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan on February 22nd. First place winners will receive a framed winners print and gift certificates to local businesses. Employees and family members of Yankton Media Inc. and any of its subsidiaries are ineligible to win.Your online submission authorizes the publication of this photo in this contest in print and online at http://www.yankton.net and http://play2win.upickem.net If you have any questions please email us at classifieds@yankton.net and we will help you with your online submissions. PRESS&DAKOTAN Y A N K T O N D A I LY Over $1000 In Prizes To Be Given Away! Bud & Bernie Koupal family 40083 300th St. Dante, SD 57329 Phone/Fax: (605) 384-3481 Cell (605) 491-2102 bbkoupal@cme.coop Winners in each category will win a full color framed winners print, $25 gift card to JCPenney, $25 gift certificate to LilyCrest, $20 gift certificate to Linda’s Angel Crossing, Free Sitting Fee to Photography by Jerry’s and a free checkup and cleaning to Scott Family Dentistry.
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