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Luverne holds annual peanut boil

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder “The peanuts for our boil are the descendants of the Dixie Runner, which is an old type of peanut,” Baker said. “It’s been around for 100 years or more. It’s the type of peanut that’s used to make peanut butter. It’s got more grease.”Baker added with a smile that more grease give the peanuts “more flavor.”The World’s Largest Peanut Boil has been a Labor Day tradition for 76 years and counting.For most of those years, the Shriners boiled the peanuts in ol’ black washpots and stirred the nuts with boat paddles. Standing and stirring over a boiling pot was hot, bone-tiring work. So a few years back, the Crenshaw County Shriners decided to put aside the romance of the washpots and invest in five vats that would boil the peanuts in less time and without the Shriners having to paddle and sweat. Although the vats have relieved the Shriners and their volunteers of some of the back-breaking chores, the peanuts still have to be removed from the vats and dumped into the wire-bottom trays for bagging and to be ready for sale.“We depend on our Shriners and our volunteers to make the World’s Largest Peanut Boil a success,” Baker said. “We sell tons of peanuts every year to people from all around the area and to people on their way to and from the beach. We have a lot of people drive good long distances. They said there’s something different about peanuts from the World’s Largest Peanut Boil.”Even though boiled peanuts are the main attraction of the World’s Largest Peanut Boil, the Shriners also have parched peanuts for sale. The King of Parched Peanuts Glen Mothershed does the honors and he said the aim of the Shriners is to have the best boiled peanuts and the best parched peanuts that can be bought.“We put the peanuts in paper sacks and I mark the parched peanuts with a P,” Mothershed said. “This lady came up and said she wanted roasted peanuts and all we had was ‘parched.’ I jus took a marker and made the P into and R and she went away pleased.”The Crenshaw County Shriners’ aim is to always please and the only dissatisfied customers are the ones who come after the peanuts are gone. The Shriners hope to have boiled and “roasted” peanuts on Labor Day– but don’t wait until it’s too late. Rich man, poor man, “Baker” man, chief, doctor, lawyer, Indian chief.On Labor Day weekend each year, they all make their way to the World’s Largest Peanut Boil in the South’s Friendliest City: Luverne, Alabama.William Baker may not be the “chief” of the sponsoring Crenshaw County Shrine Club, but he is among the first to arrive and the last to leave during the World’s Largest Peanut Boil. The boiling begins on Wednesday and continues until all the goobers are gone. Baker was on hand mid-afternoon Thursday and was monitoring the goober-gitter traffic very closely.“We’ve got 26 tons of peanuts, but it doesn’t look like that will be enough,” he said. “That will probably take us through Sunday morning, but we want to have peanuts through most of Labor Day. We’ll have to get more.”The Shriners purchase the peanuts for the boil from Holland Farms in Jay, Florida each year because “you don’t find any better peanuts.” Skip Published 11:20 am Friday, September 1, 2017 Latest Stories Email the author You Might Like Major gas pipeline shuts down due to Harvey Colonial Pipeline says it plans to shut down a key line that supplies gasoline to the South due to storm-related… read more By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img 123PrevNextStartStop Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Luverne holds annual peanut boil Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Jupiter Husband Who Claimed his Wife had COVID-19 is Charged with her Death

first_imgA Jupiter man is charged with the kidnapping and murder his estranged wife after he told cops she had been hospitalized at Jupiter Medical Center for a severe case of coronavirus, police said.David Anthony, 43, of Jupiter, is being held without bond at a jail in Palm Beach County on charges of second-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of his 51-year-old wife, Gretchen, whose body has not been found, WPTV reports.Anthony, who was arrested some 1,900 miles away in New Mexico on March 31, is suspected of killing his wife 10 days earlier.Days after the alleged slaying, at least five people got troubling text messages that were purportedly sent by the woman on March 23 and 24, according to an arrest report obtained by the station.In one message, Gretchen Anthony said she was being “quarantined” for two weeks after being infected with an “acute case” of COVID-19. The messages also indicated she was being held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or “CDC,” as one text read, after she was diagnosed at Jupiter Medical Center, police said.David Anthony told a Jupiter police detective that Gretchen was being treated at the hospital for the virus, but hospital records showed no indication she was there, despite the woman’s blue Mini Cooper being found in its parking lot, the station reports.A neighbor of the couple’s later told cops she heard a “woman’s voice let out a blood curdling scream” sometime on March 21, police said.“No! No, it hurts,” the neighbor recalled the woman saying.Cops found two bottles of cleaning solution and a rag in the couple’s kitchen, as well as towels that had a “reddish substance” that appeared to be blood, police said.Video from Gretchen Anthony’s home also shows a person investigators say is her estranged husband carrying an “unknown object” into her porch on March 21, police said.Gretchen then walked onto the porch before “muffled yelling” is heard. A security camera in a garage then showed a “blood soaked head of light colored hair” on a motionless body as David Anthony walked in the background, police said.A judge on Thursday denied bond for Anthony, who has been extradited to Florida, WPTV reports.last_img read more

Duke’s Zion Williamson, for now, is the one and only candidate for player of the year

first_imgOr you can just see for yourself.“The thing about that kid is that he doesn’t want all of that attention,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said, “and he handles it so well.”He’ll need to get used to it. He’s going to have a busy weekend at the Final Four, either playing with the Blue Devils or attending award ceremonies. There seems little doubt which is preferable: After all, they can FedEx him all the trophies. What’s important is there was more than one guy mentioned. So it was stretching the truth.MORE: Quit the comparisons: Zion is one of a kindSeveral major national POY awards are available for the season’s best in college basketball. There’s no single award, no Heisman Trophy, that stands alone. There are at least five that are widely recognized: the Oscar Robertson Trophy, the Naismith Award, the Wooden Award, the Associated Press Player of the Year and the Sporting News Player of the Year.And Duke’s Zion Williamson will take home every one of them. He’s going to win every state, take the popular vote and take the electoral college too.If you weren’t convinced of this after Saturday, you’re trying way too hard not to be convinced. Williamson put on a show against St. John’s that would have made Lady Gaga envious for its astonishing levels of outrageousness and virtuosity. For the most part, it was nothing we haven’t seen before — but that’s rather the point. Williamson keeps doing these things, over and over, stacking points and rebounds and blocks and steals and highlights that grab you by the throat and don’t let go.Against St. John’s: 29 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals, 13-of-17 shooting.“I think he’s had that impact on every team, quite frankly,” St. John’s coach Chris Mullin told reporters following the game. “He’s shooting 73 percent in the ACC, so he’s going a good job against everybody.”SCONZO: Chris Clemons forging unforgettable legacy at CampbellSince the start of the new year, Williamson has not once scored fewer than 22 points in any game he completed (Williamson fell short when he scored just 11 in a half against Florida State before leaving with a minor eye injury). In that same period, again in games he completed, he hasn’t converted fewer than 62.5 percent of his field goal attempts. He missed gathering seven rebounds only once, and that includes his one-half appearance against the Seminoles, when he got eight.There was foul trouble in the December game against Texas Tech in Madison Square Garden, so he contributed only 17 points and 13 rebounds. He made only four shots in the win over Auburn back in Maui, so his numbers lagged at 13 points and 9 rebounds. Duke won both of those games. He has played 21 games as a collegian, and those were his only real duds.And were they really duds? Honestly, no one has come close yet to shutting him down.Seriously, now. The SN college players of the year this decade have been, in order: Evan Turner, Jimmer Fredette, Anthony Davis, Victor Oladipo, Doug McDermott, Frank Kaminsky, Buddy Hield, Frank Mason and Jalen Brunson. We are proud of all these choices, and they were wonderful college players. But none arrived at this point of the season consistently demonstrating the same degree of excellence at both ends of the floor that Williamson does each time out.We are talking about a 6-8, 285-pound forward who plays above the rim, whose strength and dynamism leaves opposing coaches wondering what tactics might slow him. Opposing players often decide the safest maneuver is to get out of the way. Even with a team that ranks worse than 300th in 3-point offense, the Blue Devils have the No. 4 offense. Zion is not the only reason for that, but he is the biggest reason.“I said coming in probably one of the best things about him is his attitude and his personality. He’s got a great joy for the game and passion for the game,” Mullin said. “I think it rubs off on his teammates. He’s very unselfish. If he doesn’t like his shot, he shares with his teammates. Those things get overlooked. Obviously, his physicality, his athleticism is unmatched.“A lot of these kids, when they’re critiqued and they’re rated, sometimes by the time they get here they’re worn out. He seems to have been able to maintain that smile and that passion. I think that’s contagious to their team. It’s good to see.”MORE: SN’s 2018-19 midseason All-AmericansFirst-team All-American is an underrated honor. To be one of the five best players in any season, out of roughly 4,500 in Division I, puts a player into an absurdly elite club both currently and historically. Imagine being able to boast having something in common with Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson.And the competition for those positions might be the best in a generation: Carsen Edwards of Purdue, Rui Hachimura of Gonzaga, Ethan Happ of Wisconsin, Markus Howard of Marquette, Dedric Lawson of Kansas, Ja Morant of Murray State, Grant Williams of Tennessee, Cassius Winston of Michigan State and Williamson’s Duke teammate, RJ Barrett. Are all magnificent candidates for a list that only can contain five names.Well, four plus Zion.Their performances over the next six weeks will determine which of them can survive the cut from nine to four. But the only way any of them is entering the conversation for player of the year is if Williamson somehow plays himself out of it.If you want to use analytics, statistician Ken Pomeroy at KenPom.com puts Williamson in a category almost of his own, with only Happ in the same zip code in his player of the year rankings. Williamson’s offensive rating of 132.2 is more than five points better than any player has recorded over the past 15 years — and nearly eight points better than second-best this season.You could stick with the basics: 22.3 points per game, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2.1 steals and a .687 field goal percentage. Sometime during the course of watching all or part of a dozen different college basketball games on Saturday afternoon, I noticed on one of these telecasts a graphic listing the young men considered to be candidates for national player of the year.It’s not important who was on the list, and you probably can guess most of the names.last_img read more

Leafs score in bunches to get past Penticton Lakers 4-1

first_imgA scoring explosion went a long way in powering the Nelson Leafs to a 4-1 decision over the Penticton Lakers in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday at the NDCC Arena.The win allowed the Leafs to sweep the season series against the Lakers — Nelson defeated Penticton 4-0 earlier this season in the South Okanagan City.“Getting the big lead definitely helped,” said forward turned defenceman turned forward, Cameron Dobransky.“Wally (goalie Andrew Walton) played great and our scorers did what they had to do for us to win.”After starting slow, the Leafs took it to a Lakers team playing its second game in as many nights, building a 3-0 advantage early in the second period on goals by Carsen Willans, game captain Jonathan Petrash and Colton Schell.Evan Anderson beat Leaf goalie Andrew Walton on the power play two minutes after Schell scored to cut the lead to 3-1.The score remained the same until Colton Schell scored an insurance marker.Nelson now has won two straight and has recorded seven out of a possible eight points in its last four games following a five-game losing streak.“We kind of lost our way,” said Dobransky about the recent losing streak. “Since we got back to our systems everything started flowing again . . . we’re having fun on the bench, we’re having fun on the ice.”Nelson, third in the Murdoch with a 15-8-0-2 record, climbs to within six points of the division leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The two Murdoch rivals meet Sunday in Fruitvale at 6 p.m.Beaver Valley holds a 2-1 advantage in the season series.“It’s going to be a very big test for us,” Dobransky explained when asked about Sunday’s tilt.“We’ve got to go in there and steal two points. We haven’t won in their arena yet. (Beaver Valley) has four points on us now with a couple of games in hand so we need to winning against them.”GAME NOTES: The Leafs welcomed two defencemen back to the lineup — Riley Henderson and Julian Davis. . . .The news is not as good for two other defencemen, Tyler Parfeniuk and Blake Arcuri, both expected to be out of the lineup until Christmas. . . . Also not playing this weekend are forwards Colton Malmsten, Max Mois and Dustin Reimer. The latter is lost for the season. . . .Nelson’s new scoring leader Brett Norman missed the final part of the third period after getting involved in a fight. . . .Nelson goalie Andrew Walton won for the seventh time this season. . . .Former Nelson Minor Hockey star Adam Plant was in the lineup Saturday for [email protected]last_img read more