LOCAL NEWS | NOVEMBER 22, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | NOVEMBER 22, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | NOVEMBER 22, 2017

The driver of an 18-wheeler escaped injury earlier this week when his rig struck a tree on Route 522 in Mifflin County.  State Police say James Lauer of Westover was the operator of a Freightliner Sprinter that hit a fallen tree that was on an embankment seven feet above the roadway.  The mishap occurred shortly after 4:00 am Sunday just west of Timberwolf Drive in Oliver Township.  The impact with the tree caused disabling damage to the roof and windshield of the rig.  Lauer was not injured in the crash.

 

You can give the gift of life today at the American Red Cross Blood Drive in Reedsville.  The Red Cross will be at the Reedsville Fire Company on Firehouse Boulevard from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

 

The Mifflin-Juniata Call-A-Ride Service will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving.  If you need a ride on Friday, call by 12:00 noon today.

 

One of the great things about an abundant Thanksgiving meal is the opportunity to enjoy it a second or third time.  Leftovers are as much of a holiday tradition as the feast itself.  However, if incorrectly saved, the turkey in your snack could lead to next-day discomfort, according to food safety specialists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. While safe food preparation is critical, what we do with the turkey after it is served is also important.  Leftovers — if not properly handled, can be dangerous.  Refrigerate foods soon after the meal is finished.  Two hours is about as long as you want to leave food out before you need to refrigerate or freeze.  Equally important is making sure food is stored at the right temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below (between 34 and 38 F is optimal).   It is also a good idea to freeze cooked meat or stuffing that will not be used within a few days.  Spoilage becomes an issue for leftovers held longer than three to four days.  For more food safety tips, visit Penn State Extension’s website at https://extension.psu.edu/food-safety-and-processing/home-food-safety.

 

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