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Summer reading program begins

The summer reading program will be held at Falkville Public Library, July 10-31 at 2 p.m for preschool age and older. The title of the program will be “Night.” July 10 will be the kick off for the reading program with Angie Tomlin as the speaker; July 17, Jeannie Alexander will present “Night Music;” July 24, Ranger Daphne Moland from Wheeler Wildlife Refuge will speak on “Night Critters.” The program will conclude with a cookout and awards day. For more info, call 256-784-5822.

Meatballs

1 lb. ground chuck

10 saltine crackers,

finely ground

1/2 tsp. salt

1 egg, beaten

2 tablespoons ground cheese

1-8 oz. can tomato sauce

Combine all ingredients, except tomato sauce, add enough water to bind. Shape into 20 small balls. Place in baking dish. Bake at 375˚ for 20 minutes. Pour tomato sauce over the meatballs. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes.

Thought for the day – Ask yourself before you speak, will the person be interested in what you are about to say?

Chocolate pudding

1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding

1/2 cup coconut

1/2 cup raisins

Make pudding according to directions on pkg. Add coconut and raisins to the pudding. Stir until well blended. Chill.

Safety tip – Prepare a survival kit to be used in case of a storm. Include: flashlight, battery powered radio and extra batteries, nonperishable food items, cola drinks, a gallon of water for each member of the family, matches, candles, paper goods, such as toilet paper, paper plates, plastic utensils, paper cups, pencils, pens and notepads. Keep all of this in a cloth bag, so they will be handy if you should need them. Also, keep blankets close by.

Cooking tip – Make cupcakes in muffin liners and place them to bake in throwaway muffin pans.

Party tip – Decorate cupcakes in red, white and blue. Use matching candles, cloth and napkins on your party table. Use your favorite cake mix to make these muffins.

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