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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter, Whether it's fix or fabricate, Neffs do it all / Autos from America to Germany, even Japanese hybrids, find expert repairs and maintenance services available for them -- and for farming and logging equipment too -- in Crescent Mills. There, the Neff Automotive family can fix and fabricate j'ust about anything. Pictured from left to right are husband and wife Kevin and Nancy Neff, their four-legged friend Rosco and trea- sured employee P.J. Rogers. Photo by Alicia Knadler PROFILES IN BUSINESS NEFF AUTOMOTIVE Alicia Knadler Indian Valley Editor When they were just about to open their own automotive shop in Southern California, Kevin and Nancy Neff decid- ed instead to escape the big cities and bring their so n , Josh, to Indian Valley. Kevin arrived in February, right after the flood of 1997,.to help build the Neff Family Ranch irl Genesee. Nancy and Josh came to join him in August, when the year-round school cycle end- ed. Josh graduated from Greenville High School in 2009, attended Feather River College, and now works for the Plumas County Sheriff's Office. Kevin and Nancy have set- tled quite happily into Cres- cent Mills, where Kevin has been doing the automotive work he loves since they opened in 2005. He started in the automo- tive trade 36 years ago, it the age of 19. Kevin studied hard and earned master's certifica- tions in Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi first, then worked to broaden his experience with Mercedes and many oth- er makes. He can even work onthe new hybrids and other com- puterized vehicles. Back when he was studying for his master's in Porsche, Neff traveled from Southern California up to Reno, not knowing held someday be liv- ing nearby. "We love it here," he said of the area; the people and work he does. Sometimes Nancy even gets her hands dirty, doing an oil change once in awhile. She left a career in the trans- portation department, where she ran a bus yard and did everything from dispatching to driving and route develop- ment. She was the go-to gal for anything and everything about the fleet of buses and their destinations at any giv- en moment. Working with them for the past three years is Patrick "P.J." Rogers, of the Key Brand Angus Ranch family. + In addition to a full range of automotive repair and maintenance services, Neff Automotive also provides fabrication services, offering roll bars, bumpers, hitches, plows and other installations. Call and get to know the family at 284-1080, or stop by and be greeted at the door by Rosco, a rescue dog, who real- ly enjoys it when his friends come over. Neff Automotive Address: 15680 Highway 89, Crescent Mills Phone number: 284-1080 Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. well--:slEo(:ked t)antr00' can end dinnertime woes Heather Hunsaker Chef It's 5 o'clock and it's that dreaded question, "What's for dinner?" You haven't gone grocery shopping in over a week and your pantry is bare ... or so you think. This is an all-too-familiar situation for many. But if you have a pantry stocked with some basic staples then you probably have countless meals at your fingertips. Having and maintaining a well-stocked pantry (fridge and freezer) ac- tually requires very little time and money to manage. Basic pantry staples Will de- pend on your family's tastes and preferences; however, be- low are some suggestions to get you started. Spices/dried herbs These are essential for any kitchen. Buying a spice rack prefllled with spices is a great way t: .:rt and can be re- filled or enhanced with addi- tional sPices when needed. Baking ingredients Flour, sugar, butter and milk are all great things to have on hand when that cook- ie craving calls! And even if you are not an avid baker, these items will help you make the perfect sauce, gravy or homemade pizza dough. Rice/pasta Pasta is probably the quickest and easiest dish to whip up when short on time and ingredi- ents. Pasta, frozen veggies and olive oil is a light but filling meal and is on the table in min- utes. Rice makes a great side to most dishes and can even be the main course if turned into a risotto or fried rice. Canned beans Beans are an excellent and in- expensive source of protein. Add them to burritos, soups, chili, or just serve them over rice. Canned or frozen precooked meats Precooked meatballs, chick- en or ground beef (whether store bought or cooked and frozen yourself) are great ways to throw together a last minute meal because all you have to do is defrost. Canned chicken lnd tuna also work well to feed a hungry crowd in a pinch. These Asian Noodles use very basic pantry staples and would be a great meal on their ownor accompanying some teriyaki chicken! I Asian Noodles Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Serves: 4 12 ounces angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti Sauce: 112 cup beef broth 1-1/2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon fish sauce 4 tablespoons soy sauce 2 ta'blespoons white wine vinegar 114 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced In a small bowl, whisk allof the sauce ingredients together to combine. Set aside. In a large pot, bring lightly salted waterto a boil. Add the pasta and cook until desired tenderness. Drain and set aside. Pour the sauce over the noo- dles. Toss to evenly coat pasta. Serve immediately. Leftovers eaten heated or cold are amaz- ing. Chef Heather attended and gradu- ated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. 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