Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Location


 Welcome to our new location. Due to logistics we have had to move our blog from the Rogers Public Library's webpage to a stand alone blog and link it back to RPL. This will be to your advantage as you will always be able to go right to this blog. On the other site, we have more than one blogger which did create some unexpected situations and we wanted you to be able to see all of our blog postings.
You will also be able to make comments here which we would like for you to do. We want to hear your feedback - if you like what we offer and what other items you would like to see posted here, as well.
Gradually we will would like to transfer all our previous posts to this blog site. So if you want to search for previous items you will be able to do so here. However, it may possibly mess up the dates of the posts. But we will see. If we can not, we may just leave them where they are with a link here for there! There will be a learning curve to this venture for a while, so bear with us. We hope you enjoy our new location.

August 20, 2013 - UPDATE: I have added tabs to the blog layout so you can now access the posts that we have done at our previous location. They will not be in the Archive listings however, only on the tabs. sg

Genealogy Tip for today:

 Well I said that I would highlight another blog today. What I have discovered over the last few days, as I've scoured the web is that there are at least 3000 (or more) genealogy blogs. So there's no way that I am going to be able to look at them all and give you the best ones. What I can do is highlight the ones that seem to come to the top (like cream) on repeated lists. So that is what I will be doing. It may take me more time than I expected so in the mean time you may see other topics discussed here while I peruse the blogs.


Today in History

August 14

D. D. Eisenhower
1457 The first book ever printed is published by a German astrologer named Faust. He is thrown in jail while trying to sell books in Paris. Authorities concluded that all the identical books meant Faust had dealt with the devil.
Spanish explorer de Luna enters Pensacola Bay, Florida.
The Popham expedition reaches the Sagadahoc River in present-day Maine and settles there.
French commander Louis Montcalm takes Fort Oswego, New England, from the British.
Republican troops in France lay siege to the city of Lyons.
The European allies enter Beijing, relieving their besieged legations from the Chinese Boxers.
The Chinese Parliament declares war on the Central Powers.
1942 Dwight D. Eisenhower is named the Anglo-American commander for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa.
Japan announces its unconditional surrender in World War II.
Pakistan becomes an independent country.
British troops arrived Northern Ireland in response to sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
The United States ends the "secret" bombing of Cambodia.
Mark McGwire hits his 49th home run of the season, setting the major league home run record for a rookie.
Shannon Faulker becomes the first female cadet in the long history of South Carolina's state military college, The Citadel. Her presence was met with intense resistance, reportedly including death threats, and she left the school a week later.
Four co-ordinated suicide bomb attacks in Yazidi towns near Mosul, Iraq, kill more than 400 people.
First-ever Summer Youth Olympic Games open, in Singapore. Athletes must be 14–18 years old.


Birthdays today:

1777 Hans Christian Oersted, Danish scientist who discoverd electromagnetism

1863 Ernest L. Thayer, author of the poem "Casey at the Bat”

1925 Russell Baker, author and columnist for The New York Times

1938 Niara Shudarkasa, educator and first woman president of Lincoln University

Steve Martin
1945 Steve Martin, American comedian, actor, musician and screenwriter, his many awards include a Lifetime Achievement in Comedy (American Comedy Awards, USA), several Emmys, and 
Grammys for Best Comedy Album (1977, 1979) and Best Bluegrass Album (2009, 2013)

1947 Danielle Steel, the fourth-bestselling author of all time

1950 Gary Larson, cartoonist (The Far Side)

1966 Halle Berry, actress, her many awards include a Golden Globe (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, TV movie) and and an Oscar (Monster's Ball).


Word for the day:  

Eustress   -   /USE - tress/

(noun) : a healthy or positive form of stress


Quote for the day:


August is Sandwich Month

Today’s Recipe

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<!--[if !vml]-->Enjoy a PB & H Sandwich!

Alice Henneman, MS, RD, UNL Extension in Lancaster County

It's quick, it's comfort food and it's good for you, too! For a change of pace:

  • Spread a piece of whole grain bread (or toast) with a tablespoon of peanut butter (or other nut butter, such as almond butter).
  • Smear on top a teaspoon or two of honey.
  • Enjoy!

Health benefits include:

  • Whole grain bread provides important fiber and nutrients. MyPyramid recommends half of the grains you eat be whole grains.

For more information, click HERE.

  • One tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter counts as a 1 ounce equivalent in the Meat and Beans group of MyPyramid. Including nuts and nut butters in meals can boost your intake of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Most fat in the diet should come from these types of fatty acids.

For more information, click HERE.

  • One to two teaspoons honey (about 21 calories per teaspoon) add a bit of sweetness at a calorie level that fits into most meal plans. NOTE: DO NOT feed honey to children under one year of age. Honey might cause infant botulism, a potentially fatal disease. For more details on botulism and young children from the National Honey Board, click HERE.

For more information on what MyPyramid says about including added sugars in your diet, click HERE.



Now You Know!