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March 25, 2017

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Obituaries for the week of 09.24.09

Juanita Belle (Pack) Fishburn, 77, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 17, 2009. She was born in Streeter, W.Va., on Sept. 18, 1931, to Ethel and Herbert Pack, who preceded her in death. Juanita is survived by brothers Vernon Pack and Randy Ellison; sisters Virgie Shrum, Mary Lou Beatley and Ruby Warren. She was the mother of eight children by husband of 38 years Obie H. Fishburn. Juanita’s children are as follows: Steve (Trina); Alan...

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Sautéed Shiitake

8 oz. shiitake mushrooms, caps only, sliced thin 1/3 cup minced onion shallot 2 tbs. soy sauce 2 tbs. sherry (optional) 2 tbs. olive oil 1 tsp. honey 1 tsp. minced rosemary In a skillet, sauté onion in olive oil over medium heat till glassy. Add shiitake and stir-fry till limp (2-3 minutes). Reduce heat and simmer. Add soy sauce and sherry and continue to sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Add rosemary (or chopped parsley or basil). Stir...

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The mushrooming popularity of fungi

For thousands of years, the shiitake has been coveted as the premium edible mushroom in Asia, and now America is becoming uber-hip to this fungal bequest of the universe. The Japanese word shiitake means “mushrooms from the shii tree.” Consciously or unconsciously, most everyone has eaten one when plowing through steaming white cartons of Asian carry-out. Don’t call them shiitake mushroom, however, as that would be redundant. To be...

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OrthoIndy/IOH break ground in Greenwood

John Martin, CEO, OrthoIndy, was all smiles on Tuesday — and with good reason. OrthoIndy and the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (IOH) broke ground on a new facility, located at 1260 Innovation Pkwy., (South of County Line, on Graham Road) Greenwood. Spanning 75,000 square feet, the state-of-the-art facility will provide five-star orthopaedic care to residents on the south side of Indianapolis. The facility is scheduled to open winter of...

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Atypical retirement bash for atypical accountant

It’s one thing to end your working career with a bang, but Larry D. Smith is doing it with a blast. After 34 years, the 61-year-old Smith will retire with a Nov. 10 party in the colossal new football stadium that is home to the Indianapolis Colts — Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. He is the managing partner of Kelley, Hardesty, Smith & Co. certified public accounting firm, 5240 Elmwood Ave., Beech Grove (near Great...

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