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Fort McDowell Casino -- Fall & Winter Preview of Specials at the Radisson Fort McDowell
For more information, visit or call 480-789-5300

The Fort McDowell Casino is located on the northwest corner of Fort McDowell Road and State Route 87 (Beeline Highway). For more information visit or call 1-800-THE-FORT (1-800-843-3678).

9th Annual Scottsdale Film Festival Harkins at Camelview 5
The Scottsdale Film Festival runs through next week -- Friday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, Oct. 3-4, 9 a.m.-midnight; Mon.-Tues., Oct. 5-6, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Tickets are $10. Passes are $20 to $150. A program duide available at all Valley AJ’s Fine Food locations. Harkins Camelview 5 is located at 7001 E. Highland Ave., Scottsdale. Visit or call 602-410-1074.

InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa
Francesco Roccato's recipes for Little Gem Lettuce and Pink Roasted Veal Rib Eye is one of many recipes available in's recipe box.

For more information about InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa located at 4949 E Lincoln Dr. in Paradise Valley, please call 480-627-3200 or visit them on the Web at

Flowers were provided by AVANT- GARDE William and Company Floral Design Studio located at 803 N. Seventh St., Phoenix. For more information call 602-252-1685, FAX 602-252-1686, e-mail or visit them on the Web at

Sherry Kline -- search for anti-viral -- search for anti-viral

A person can also Google flu/cold prevention with essential oils and get a ga-zillion sites to read over.

I like Dr. Oz's site and the CDC website that list all the things a person should do to prevent catching or being contagious with a cold or flu. Both sites say pretty much the same thing, although Dr. Oz goes into more detail. Those two sites are:

There is another site that has a Swine Flu Prevention Guide that is pages long and has all kinds of information. It is:

All three sites (and a bunch others) talk about how colds and flu spread and what they recommend to combat it as much as possible.

Four Thieves Oil Blend
Combine equal portions of each essential oil together.
1 part eucalyptus
1 part rosemary
1 part cinnamon
1 part clove
1 part lemon

Put oils in colored glass or plastic container. The colored container keeps the essential oils from losing their potency. Add to carrier of your choice which can include counter top cleaners, liquid soap, air mist, and/or wipes.

Four Thieves Counter Top Cleaner
2 cups water
1/2 cup vinegar, white distilled
1 tsp castile soap
3/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
1 tsp Four Thieves Oil Blend

Combine in spray bottle. Shake before each use.

Four Thieves Wipes
Purchase scent-free wipes. Put a few drops of Four Thieves Oil Blend on four to six wipes. Store in ziplock bag. Carry in purse or put in children's lunch boxes. You can also cut a wash cloth in quarters, dampen one of them, put a few drops of the blend on it and store in ziplock bag. These cloths can be washed and reused.

Four Thieves Liquid Soap
8 oz. scent-free liquid soap (I use Trader Joe's Liquid Glycerin Soap)
2 oz. water (if the soap is a little thick)
1/2 tsp. Four Thieves Oil Blend

Combine all ingredients in a container that works for you. This can be used in bathrooms and kitchens as a hand soap and dish soap.

Four Thieves Air Mist
Yield: 4 ounces

3 1/2 oz. water, distilled or filtered
1/2 oz. witch-hazel
1/2 tsp. Four Thieves Oil Blend

In 4-ounce bottle, mix in water and witch-hazel and Four Thieves Oil blend. Shake well before each use.