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Christmas Will Be Here Before We Know It!

by The Underwood Team

Midland, TX

Christmas is right around the corner. 27 days from today we will be celebrating the meaning of Christmas with our family and friends. Lots of people like to buy pre-lit trees, while others find the perfect real tree to bring home to put lights on.


Oregon Trail Trees is located on the La Casa Verde parking lot in Midland, TX. These trees are beautiful! They are all shapes and sizes and there are still lots to choose from. Friday around 1,000 trees were shipped in from the Pacific Northwest! 


Bring your family out to Oregon Trail Trees to find the perfect tree for your family to enjoy. The business is open from 1 p. m. to 10 p. m. Monday-Friday and 9 a. m. to 10 p. m. on Saturdays and from noon to 10 p. m. on Sundays.


Hope you have a HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!


by The Underwood Team





To prepare the turkey for roasting, first remove the giblets (and save for gravy or stuffing). Next, rinse the bird inside and out and pat dry with paper towels.

  • If you are stuffing the bird, stuff it loosely, allowing about ½ to ¾ cup stuffing per pound of turkey.
  • Brush the skin with melted butter or oil. Tie drumsticks together with string (for stuffed birds only).
  • Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh. The thermometer should point towards the body, and should not touch the bone.
  • Place the bird on a rack in a roasting pan, and into a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven. Use the following chart to estimate the time required for baking.
  • Bake until the skin is a light golden color, and then cover loosely with a foil tent. During the last 45 minutes of baking, remove the foil tent to brown the skin. Basting is not necessary, but helps promote even browning.


Weight of Bird

Roasting Time 

Roasting Time

10-18 lbs

3-3.5 hours

3.75-4.5 hours

18-22 lbs

3.5-4 hours

4.5-5 hours

22-24 lbs

4-4.5 hours

5-5.5 hours

24-29 lbs

4.5-5 hours

5.5-6.25 hours


The turkey is done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (75 degrees C) at the thigh.




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Operation Christmas Child

by The Underwood Team



Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is an organization that is put together by volunteers all over the world. Being a part of this organization and knowing your helping a child have gifts on Christmas can change lives. I know people who have donated boxes for 2 years and some for 14 years. They say it just warms their heart knowing they are making a child smile on Christmas morning.

Collection week for these boxes is this week. November 14-21st. You can drop these boxes off in Midland. The location this year is at Midland Bible Church, 2800 N. “A” Street.  After  you fill your shoebox you need to put a rubber band around box to keep everything in place.

When you begin to prepare a box. It needs to be a standard size shoebox. You can also choose to wrap the box and the lid separate or not to wrap the box.  You will need to pick a gender and there are 3 age groups to choose from: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.

Things that you can pack in boxes vary:  toys (small cars, small balls, yo-yo’s) School supplies (pens, pencils, crayons, paper coloring books) Hygiene items, gum, socks, ball caps, watches, etc.

For more information in getting involved with Operation Christmas Child go to


Have A Happy Holiday!


by The Underwood Team



Veterans Day 2011


In honor of all of the veterans that have served our country, several different stores and restaurants want to show their appreciation.  To get these freebies and discounts you have to have proof that you were a veteran on Friday November 11, 2011.



Applebee’s- Free meal.


Hooters- Free meal.


Krispy Kreme- Free doughnut.


Subway- Free 6- inch sub sandwich.


Texas Roadhouse- Free Lunch.


T.G.I Friday’s- Buy 1 meal get 1 free.


Home Depot and Lowe’s 10% off purchase.


Seven Eleven- Free Small Slurpee.


Also, at Outback steak house November 7- November 11 you can have a free blooming onion and a free coke.


by The Underwood Team


The 2011 Midland Gem & Mineral Show will be holding its 49th annual event this weekend at the downtown Midland center. The address is 105 N. Main Street.  This is a nonprofit organization and proceeds from the show support scholarship funds and educational programs.

This show will be featuring the following:

  • Display Cases
  • Silent Auctions
  • Geoge Cutting
  • Kid's Corner
  • Fluorescent Exhibit
  • Live Demonstrations of faceting, lapidary silver making, bead making

The dealers will be offering: 

  • Spheres
  • Gift Items
  • Stone Settings
  • Faceted Stones
  • Wire Wrapping
  • Rough Material
  • Beads and Jewelry
  • Minerals and Fossils
  • Books, Videos, Tools
  • Gold and Silver Mountings

There will also be hourly door prizes, grand prize. and also refreshments. 

Admission:    Adults-$4           Students-$1          Ages 5 and under- FREE



​The following information is from Midland Reporter-Telegram

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