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    Tips for a great school day

    How your kids win with breakfast

    (Family Features) There are various habits that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. But one healthy habit in particular, the routine of having a nutritious breakfast every morning, is one that can positively impact your family.


    A nutritious breakfast is important to fuel your body and brain after an overnight fast, and provide the nutrition you need to start the day. For parents who want their children to be their best, good nutrition at breakfast can make all the difference. In fact a good breakfast is just as important as having sharp pencils and the right gym shoes.


    Tips to start the day right

    To help your kids get the right start to the school day, follow these nutrition and wellness tips:

    • Be a Healthy Role Model

    Kids emulate everything their parents do, including eating habits when mealtime rolls around. Show your kids that making smart, healthy choices is something that is important and vital to you. When they see you choosing vegetables and fruits over junk food, they will want to follow in your footsteps. When they adopt these types of eating habits, they’ll have the proper fuel to help get them through their school days.

    • Stock Up on Simple Options

    Do you ever have those hectic mornings when you’re trying to get everyone out the door? Easy-to-make breakfast options are great to have on hand, such as Carnation Breakfast Essentials® nutritional drinks and bars. These convenient products offer an easy and nutritious way for your kids to start their day right, with a rich source of protein and 21 vitamins and minerals, including calcium to help build strong bones.


    • Mix Up Lunches

    A lunch consisting of a sandwich, cheese stick and apple can be boring after just a few days. Turn last night’s leftovers into a delicious lunchtime meal. For example, grilled chicken can be turned into a wrap, or taco meat can be a perfect topping for salad or rice. This type of repurposing can save busy parents time and money throughout the school year.


    • Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    A great day in the classroom starts with a restful night of quality, restorative sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, kids between ages 3-5 should get between 11-13 hours, while kids between ages 5-12 should get 10-11 hours of sleep. Create a good environment for sleep, which consists of a quiet, dark and cool room that is free of distractions, such as televisions, computers and smartphones.


    • Make Breakfast Fun

    Keep the options for this important morning meal exciting for your kids by mixing in their favorite flavors. Smoothies are a kid favorite that can be quickly created with low fat milk, frozen fruit and a packet of Carnation Breakfast Essentials® powder drink mix.


    So help your children be their very best by incorporating these tips into your family routine. For helpful recipes and additional tips, visit www.carnationbreakfastessentials.com.

    Source: Carnation

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    Haven Fall Festival

    Haven Fall Festival

    Haven Fall Festival

    The Haven Fall Festival is just around the corner. Keep checking back for information on details and activities!

    Find out more about Partnership opportunities: See below for more information.
    Fall Festival Support Flyer – Page One
    Fall Festival Support Flyer – Page Two



    Best of Haven Contest is looking for the good in Haven. We hope you will enjoy competing in this event. Click here for more information and to complete a registration form for each entry you place in the competition.

    Car & Bike Show – Car Show will be held at Shep Chevrolet in Downtown Haven at 106 E. 2nd Haven, KS 67543. Please park your vehicle for display on 2nd Street and register at the tent. Click here for more information.

    Food Vendor Application – As a food vendor, you will have a market for 1000 or more potential customers for this one-day event. Click here for vendor application and more information.

    Vendor ApplicationClick here for vendor information and application.

    2014 ParadeClick here for rules and regulations.

    Wash Board TournamentClick here for more information.

    3 on 3 BasketballClick here for more information.

    Minute To Win ItClick here for more information and entry form.

    7th Annual “Haven for BBQ’ers” Cook-Off – Come have fun and bring the family. Click here for more information and entry form.

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    Available buildings in Haven

    Click here to see a list of available buildings in Haven.

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    Haven High Steel drum band selected to perform at the 2015 KMEA state convention

    Congratulations to the Haven High Steel drum band for being selected to perform at the 2015 Kansas Music Educators Association state convention.  This is the 4th time since 2000 the band has been chosen.

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    Haven Baptist worship schedule

    Sunday School (All Ages) 9:45
    Sunday Morning Worship Service (Jr. Church is available for Children 6th Grade and Below) 10:45
    Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:30
    Wednesday Evening Prayer & Bible Study (Awana or Kids Explosion is available for Children) 7:00
    Men’s Morning Prayer Breakfast (Saturdays – Carriage Crossing in Yoder)
    (First Saturdays – At The Church)
    Special Morning Monthly Outreach (4th Saturdays) 10:00
    Ladies Morning Bible Study & Fellowship (2nd Tuesdays) 10:00
    Ladies Evening Bible Study & Fellowship (2nd Tuesdays) 7:00
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    Enrollment Dates

    Haven USD 312

    Haven USD 312

    Haven High & Middle, Yoder Charter, Partridge Grade, & Mt. Hope Elementary Enrollment Dates: August 1, 2014 8am – 12pm & August 4, 2014 12pm – 7pm.

    Haven Grade Enrollment Dates:  July 31, 2014 12pm – 7pm & August 1, 2014 8am – 12pm.

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    Delectable Dessert Indulgences

    Treatology™ blends different flavors for delicious results


    (Family Features) Dessert is an indulgence, and when you delight in the taste, texture and aroma of a decadent sweet treat, you savor every bite. It is easy to get lost in the flavor and fragrance of rich chocolate or creamy caramel.


    But what happens when chocolate or caramel are paired with different flavors, like salty, sour or savory? Spurred by curiosity, the food scientists in the Wilton Test Kitchen dug deeper into unusual flavor pairings to enhance the taste experience.


    While the terms “taste” and “flavor” are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between the two. The taste of a food is what the taste buds perceive, while the flavor of a food is the combination of these tastes, plus the aroma and the other sensations.


    Treatology™ is the science of blending different flavors and tastes to create dishes that are an experience all on their own.


    Look for more taste, flavor and inspiration at http://treatology.wilton.com.



    Taste Terminology

    There are five basic taste categories the taste buds perceive:


    Sweetness is recognized by the presence of sugar. It is very predominant in desserts, but also creates great contrast with salty and sour.


    Sourness can be added through a variety of acidic foods, such as vinegars and citrus fruits.


    Salt enhances flavor, intensifies sweetness and suppresses bitterness.


    Bitterness may be found in a variety of foods, including chocolate and coffee. When not in balance, bitter can be offensive, but in very small quantities it adds richness and depth.


    Umami is described as a savory, often mouthwatering taste perceived when eating meat, fish, cheeses like parmesan and bleu and certain vegetables such as asparagus.



    Coffee Toffee Heath Cupcakes, Wilton

    Coffee Toffee Heath Cupcakes

    Makes about 24 cupcakes

    • Coffee increases the bitterness of the chocolate for richer, deeper flavor
    • Toffee adds rich buttery notes and caramelized sugar flavors



    1          cup water

    2          tablespoons instant coffee

    1          package (16.2 ounces) Devil’s Food cake mix

    3          eggs

    1/3       cup vegetable oil


    1/2       cup heavy whipping cream

    2          tablespoons instant coffee

    1          cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

    1          package (8 ounces) English toffee bits

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pan with baking cups.

    In a small bowl, combine water and instant coffee; stir to dissolve.

    In a large bowl, combine cake mix, coffee, eggs and oil. Beat with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl frequently. Then, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fill baking cups 2/3 full with batter.

    Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and place on cooling grid to cool completely.

    For ganache, combine cream and instant coffee in small saucepan; stir to dissolve. Warm over medium heat until cream begins to steam; do not boil. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.

    Place 1/2 cup ganache in disposable decorating bag. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, create a small hole in the center of each cupcake; pipe in ganache. Dip tops of cupcakes in remaining ganache; lightly shake off excess. Immediately dip cupcake in toffee bits.



    Pear and Brie Honey TartletsPear and Brie Honey Tartlets

    Makes about 2 dozen tartlets

    • Brie has creamy texture and is a soft-ripened cheese with mild flavor
    • Honey adds sweetness and balances the cheese flavor
    • Pear also adds sweetness
    • Cardamom adds a slight bitter note

    1          sheet (1/2 of a 17.3-ounce box), puff pastry, thawed

    1          teaspoon ground cardamom

    1/4       teaspoon salt

    3          tablespoons honey, divided

    1-1/2    cups diced, peeled firm ripe pear

    1/2       4-ounce wheel, brie, cut into 1/4-inch pieces


    Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare a 24-cavity mini muffin pan with vegetable pan spray.

    On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry; roll out to about 12 inches x 8 inches. Cut into 24 squares, about 2 inches x 2 inches. Press each square into a prepared pan cavity.

    In a small bowl, stir together cardamom, salt and 2 tablespoons of the honey. Add pears; toss to coat. Add 1 heaping teaspoon pear mixture to each pastry tartlet.

    Bake 13 to 16 minutes or until puff pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Immediately top with pieces of brie. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove to cooling grid. Drizzle remaining honey over tartlets and serve immediately.



    Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops with Pistachios and Raspberries, Wilton

    Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops with Pistachios and Raspberries

    Makes 8 pops

    • Greek yogurt adds sour cultured notes and creamy texture
    • Sourness is balanced by the sweet honey, which contributes floral notes
    • Raspberries add fruity flavor, which is also slightly floral

    1          cup plain Greek yogurt

    2          tablespoons heavy whipping cream

    1/4       cup, plus 4 teaspoons honey, divided

    1          teaspoon Wilton Clear Imitation Vanilla Extract

    1/4       cup raspberries

    3          tablespoons chopped pistachios, divided

    4          Wilton 8-inch Cookie Sticks, cut in half


    In medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, cream, 1/4 cup honey and vanilla until smooth.

    Place one whole raspberry in the bottom of each Wilton Round Brownie Pops Mold cavity. Cut the remaining raspberries into quarters.

    To assemble pops, spoon 1-1/2 teaspoon yogurt mixture over raspberry in mold cavity; lightly tap mold against work surface to level. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon pistachios over yogurt and then 1/4 teaspoon honey over pistachios. Repeat, layering yogurt, pistachios and honey, as listed above, lightly tapping mold to level. Add a quartered piece of raspberry; top with remaining yogurt mixture and lightly tap to level. Insert sticks about 2/3 into pop; freeze at least 3 hours or overnight.



    Sweet and Salty Caramel Cashew Brownies, Wilton

    Sweet and Salty Caramel Cashew Brownies

    Makes 15 brownies

    • Caramel gets its flavor from browning sugar, butter and cream; it adds a rich, mouth-filling flavor
    • Cashews add nutty, roasted flavor notes
    • Salt reduces sweetness and increases the bitterness of the chocolate and butter in the caramel, creating a richer flavor


    6          ounces semi-sweet chocolate (squares or chips)

    12        tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) butter

    1          cup all-purpose flour

    1/4       cup cocoa powder

    1          teaspoon coarse sea salt

    1-1/3    cups granulated sugar

    3          eggs

    1          teaspoon pure vanilla extract

    2/3       cup cashews, chopped plus additional for garnish

    15        soft caramel candies


    Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 9-inch x 9-inch pan with parchment paper.

    In a large saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring to combine. Cool slightly.

    In a small bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder and salt. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla to chocolate mixture. Stir until well combined. Add flour mixture; stir until just incorporated. Stir in cashews. Pour into prepared pan.

    Bake 24 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out nearly clean.

    While brownies bake, unwrap caramel candies and roll each one out until it is 1/8 inch in thickness. Cut with medium sized Leaf Cut-Outs cutter.

    Remove brownies from oven and immediately top with caramel cut outs, arranging in 3 rows of five. Position a cashew on each caramel. Return to oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven. Cool on cooling grid until just barely warm. Cut into 1-1/2-inch x 3-inch rectangles and serve warm or at room temperature.

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    2014 Haven Softball All-State Announcement

    Haven Wildcat softball players Kylee Davis, Samantha Stallbaumer, Jacy Ummel and Shelby Davis have been named to the Class 3A All-State squad by the Kansas Softball Coaches Association for the 2014 season. Senior Kylee Davis received 2nd team honors as a pitcher based on her 10-2 record in the circle for the Wildcats with a 2.88 earned-run average and wins over 2A state runner-up Hillsboro, 3A 4th place Lyons and a 20-win Douglass team in the Regional Championship game. Kylee’s only losses were to state champions Pratt and Silver Lake. Davis ended her career at Haven with a 15-4 record and also received 1st team All-League honors from the CKL in 2014 after being an honorable mention selection the prior year. Junior Samantha Stallbaumer was selected to the 1st team as an outfielder after setting state records for stolen bases and runs scored in a single season. Additionally, Stallbaumer batted .667 and recorded 56 hits for the Wildcats in 2014 and was named to the CKL 1st team as an outfielder. Sophomores Jacy Ummel and Shelby Davis both received 2nd team All-State honors as infielders after each was named to the CKL 1st team previously. Ummel, a shortstop, hit for a .530 avg. while scoring 39 runs, stealing 18 bases and driving home 33 runners. 2nd baseman Shelby Davis hit .493, scored 40 times and stole 22 bases without being caught. Stallbaumer and Ummel are repeat honorees by the Kansas Softball Coaches Association, as both were recognized as All-State players in 2013, while sisters Kylee and Shelby Davis are first time recipients of All-State recognition. Congratulations to these wonderful representatives of Haven High Schjacykyleeool. Story by USD 312

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    Haven Babe Ruth Sr. Regional Baseball Tournament in Mount Hope Next Week

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    Lutheran Women’s Missionary League

    The Lutheran Women in Mission of St. Paul’s meet each month except June and August. Unless otherwise announced, meetings and activities begin at 7:30 PM. Special programs, including a “Day of Prayer Service” and a “Congregational Family Night,” are among their monthly programs.
    A monthly Bible study is held on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month

    The women support the Mission Project of the Kansas District and National LWML through their Mites Box offerings. The LWML motto “Serving the Lord with gladness” is carried out in a variety of ways including their Helping Hands Committee, collecting soap, Sewing or School Kits for Lutheran World Relief, and ingatherings for other organizations in the community.
    An “Adopted Family” is also chosen and supported with monetary gifts and prayer.

    The Lutheran Women in Mission also participate in Zone and District events.

    For further information, contact Jane Swisher, President at rswisher1@cox.net.

    The Kansas District website is www.kansaslwml.homestead.com, and the national LWML website is www.lwml.org

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