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By Kathy Magoto



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Summer just isn’t summer without a cookout and a cookout must include hot dogs. I love hot dogs and today there is no shortage of choices. You can get all-beef, fat free, turkey, chicken or veggie dogs.


Let your conscience be your guide since some are way high in fat and sodium, but I’m not going to be a killjoy. As I mentioned I love hot dogs on a grill. I love them on the slightly burnt side if given a say in the matter, but that’s definitely not a deal breaker.


Imagine how elated I was when I saw local convenience stores carrying hot dogs, brats, jalapeno sausages, polish sausages and, wait for it…cheese burger dogs! The frankfurters are placed on rollers and heated, the buns are steamed in a draw below the cooked dogs, they have relish, mustard, ketchup and even cheese sauce (from the nacho machine) to customize your wiener sandwich.


I’m so enthralled by this awesome new equipment that no longer requires the frank to be punctured, which allows the flavor to remain within the dog instead of draining out during the heating process. I can see the value of these machines in bars that have a limited kitchen. There’s a varied choice of dogs, relatively inexpensive, quick, easy, satisfying and delicious. I mean seriously there’s even a cheese burger dog for those who prefer burgers. And to my knowledge hot dogs have not yet reached their saturation point.


Hot dog jokes told with relish:


Q: Why did the hot dog when the race? A: Because he was a real wiener!


Q: When do franks tell insults? A: At a wienie roast!


Q: How does a ghost eat a frankfurter? A: By goblin it!


Q: Why are frankfurters consider fickle sports fans? A: They always root for the wieners!


Happy grilling on this upcoming Fourth of July!


Congratulations to the cast and crew of Tarzan. The music, dancing, singing and acting was well done. In case you missed this dynamic production there is word that there may be an encore performance in August on the stage of Greenville’s memorial hall. I’ll keep you posted.


Upcoming events:


This Sunday the Versailles Museum will be open at 1 p.m. and the will be hosting a Village Trivia at 1 p.m. geared to senior citizens. The museum also has announced their old fashioned ice cream social July 6 from 4 to 6 p.m.


Karaoke with Orville at the Bunker on July 5 starting around 8 p.m. Mark your calendars for Entertainment Trivia at the Bunker on July 11 and music by Ron and Elaine Marshall on July 19 from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Bunker.


Happy retirement and best wishes to Doug Ahlers, who is retiring from the Versailles Savings & Loan. He will have an open house retirement party on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the bank on Kley Road.


Happy birthday wishes to Jenni Treon, Colleen Grillot, Barb Kissinger, Angie DeMange, Jenny Feltz, Diana DeMange, Russell Jay, Tim Bornhorst, Toni Riegel, Chad Peyton, Richard Coffield, Gary Poor, Jeannie Grosch, Jim Luthman, Sharon Deschambeau and Eric Miller. Happy and congratulatory anniversary wishes to Christina and Matthew Rhoades (2), Sherree and Ron Kremer (11), Suzy and Brad Grilliot (14), Helen and Marshall Gard (24), Dawn and Tom Petitjean (25), Kathy and Ralph Gehret (31) Marlene and Steve Schlater (37), and Carolyn and Jim Phelan (48).


Hello to Aimee Hoelscher, Ginger and Paul Brubaker, Brenda Henry, Ron Bohman, Carolyn Combs, Elizabeth White, Joan DeMange, Nicole Maxwell, Kathy Subler, Treva Borchers and Christy Prakel.


Healing prayers and get well wishes to Basil and Annabelle Subler, Marlene Zumberger, Dori and Dale Armstrong, Paul Francis, Joe Slonkosky, Terry Black, Shirley Strunks, Jerry Pequignot, Tegan Fortkamp, Peaches Boyer, Joyce Marshall, Iris Nickol, Donna Black, Georgie Kemper, Jean Hartzell, Peg Bundy, Brain Voisard, Rusty Whittaker and all those who are dealing with one of life’s challenges, as well as the hospitalized and homebound in need of our prayers but not mentioned by name.


Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Judy Seger, John D. Weaver, Kim Neal, and Brandon Burnside, also remembering the lives of Joseph Henry, Miriam Dull, Barbara Miller, John Floyd, Carly Garner, Shirley Poeppelman, Tony Arnold, Jim Raterman, Sarah Magoto, Paul Gariety, Richard Fisher, Carl Subler, John Stahl, Wayne Groff, Beatrice Barga, Nelson Mangen, Joan Blakeley, Midge Schlater, Eileen Bigham, Agnes Barton, Phil Kindell, Irene Henry, Bud Heuing, Betty Marchal, Dale Barga and Edward Simon, as well as those not mentioned by name as the anniversary of their passing nears.


The noblest of all dogs is the hot dog; it feeds the hand that bites it.” ~Lawrence J. Peter


A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz.” ~Humphrey Bogart

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