Because tomatoes may be borderline in the amount of acid they contain, or even slightly low-acid for canning purposes, some precautions must be taken to can them safely. To ensure the safety of whole, crushed or juiced tomatoes they must be acidified, whether processed in a boiling water bath or pressure canner.
To acidify tomatoes, add 1 tablespoon of bottled lemon juice or 1/4 teaspoon citric acid per pint of tomatoes. For quart jars, use 2 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon citric acid.
August is here! And you know what that means: It is time to start our monthly membership luncheons again.
Make sure to attend our August membership luncheon at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. Our guest speaker is Col. Mark Needham, special assistant to the Governor for base realignment and executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs. Our luncheon sponsor is Childress Insurance. Please RSVP no later than noon Tuesday, Aug. 16. Cost to attend is $8.
Karaoke on Friday
Karaoke will be held 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 for ages 18 and older at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center. Free admission. For more information, call Steve Vincent at 270-900-0652 or 270-735-5077.
Volunteers needed for Kentucky State Fair
The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers for the Pride of the Counties booth at the Kentucky State Fair Aug. 18-28. All volunteers that help with the booth will have free admission to the fair. For more information, call the Chamber at 358-3411.
The families of Tootie Burba, of Hodgenville, and Lillian Kirkpatrick, formerly of Mount Sherman, invite friends to a combined birthday celebration to be at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church ministry center 3-5 p.m. Aug. 13.
No gifts requested.
Ensign Timothy J. Ruth graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., on May 27, 2011, and was commissioned into the U.S. Navy. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in economics.
He was inducted into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and presented a flag by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie. The flag was flown over the Capitol in Ruth’s honor on May 27.
Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen is organizing the Cardboard Nation Sleep in a Box event to raise funds to support the Kitchen and increase awareness of issues of poverty and homelessness.
“Participants will get people to sponsor them to sleep in a box for one evening,” said event organizer Linda Funk. “Under a safe setting they are asked to bring only a few necessities and to think what it might be like if they had no home, but only a box as a shelter.”
It’s the fourth year the Kitchen has planned Cardboard Nation.