Christopher Anderson, Recorder, Stephanie Burgess, Clerk, David Hess, Auditor, and C.J. Yoder, Council member of Elkhart County were four of over 100 newly-elected county officials.

Making Restaurant-Style Quesadillas

CHICKEN AND AVOCADO QUESADILLAS

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1Ú2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups cooked, diced chicken or prepared chili or shredded barbecued beef
  • 1 fully ripened Mexican avocado, pitted, peeled and cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 4 flour tortillas (7 to 8 inches each)
  • 1 cup shredded Jack or Pepper Jack cheese

Preheat oven to 450°F. In a medium-sized bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the oil, the lime juice and cumin. Add chicken and avocado; toss gently. Lay tortillas on a baking sheet; brush both sides with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Spoon chicken and avocado mixture on one side of each tortilla, dividing evenly; top with cheese. Fold tortillas in half to cover filling. Bake until tortillas are crisp, about 8 minutes. If desired, serve with salsa or sour cream.

YIELD: 4 quesadillas

U.S. Census Bureau to Count Americans in France, Kuwait and Mexico

The Commerce Department’s Census Bureau said today it will conduct test censuses in France, Kuwait and Mexico in 2004 as the first step toward determining the feasibility of counting Americans overseas in the 2010 Census.

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Leap Program

By Matthew Bell

Many of you have traveled a long way and have overcome many hardships to make Noble County your home. At LEAP of Noble County, the Literacy Empowering and Advocating Project, we want to make it possible for you and your family to enjoy all the benefits that our community has to offer. We want to help you learn to speak with your children’s teachers, and doctors. We want to enable you to stand up for your rights, and the rights of your family. We want to help you gain a better understanding of our community. The first step is to help you learn to speak, read, and write in English, and LEAP will help you do that.

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NEWLY ELECTED COUNTY OFFICIALS ATTEND STATEWIDE TRAINING SEMINAR

January 27, Indianapolis, IN — Christopher Anderson, Recorder, Stephanie Burgess, Clerk, David Hess, Auditor, and C.J. Yoder, Council member of Elkhart County were four of over 100 newly-elected county officials from around the state who attended the Association of Indiana Counties’ (AIC) Newly-Elected Officials Seminar held in Indianapolis on Saturday, January 25.

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Oil output tops 1 million barrels, marks turning point in strike

CARACAS, Venezuela • President Hugo Chavez’s government scored a victory in Venezuela’s political crisis by producing more than 1 million barrels of oil Tuesday, frustrating a 2-month-old opposition drive to strangle the world’s No. 5 oil exporter.

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