Modified: November 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm •  Published: November 6, 2013



DEAR MELBA: Monday will be Veterans Day. If you see a veteran, be sure to thank him or her for their service for our country and us.

Something you can easily make for him to emphasize your appreciation is Peanut Butter Squares. The original recipe came from Marqueta Keen of Fort Smith, Ark.


1 cup butter

1 cup peanut butter

11/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

3 cups confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 bag (12 ounces) chocolate chips

• In food processor, combine butter, peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, sugar and vanilla. Pat into 9-by-13-inch dish. Melt chocolate chips and spread evenly over mixture. Let cool.

Mary Lee Colwell, Wilburton

DEAR MELBA: The Church of the Servant, 14343 N MacArthur Blvd., will host Earthglow Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday featuring gifts, etc. Lunch will be available plus a large bake sale. All proceeds will benefit local missions. Please invite readers to come.

Sharon Hendricks, Oklahoma City

DEAR MELBA: People used to collect empty medicine bottles. Please ask if anyone still wants them.

Betty, Oklahoma City

Anyone who wants them can contact me.


DEAR MELBA: I have a large collection of teddy bears and other stuffed animals from a friend's estate. I would like to donate them to an organization that could use them. Please ask anyone interested to contact me at

D. Hunt, Edmond

DEAR MELBA: I think your readers will enjoy this recipe I copied from "Grandma's, Mom's, & Mine" cookbook I borrowed from Don and Kathy Dobry of Del City.

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