Ms. Mary Brown, 76, formerly of 8th Jackson Street in Barnesville, transitioned on Saturday in the Heritage Inn Nursing Home. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at East Mount Sinai Baptist Church. Dr. Eddie F. Collier officiated. Interment was in the West Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery.
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Ms. Mary Brown 76, formerly of 8th Jackson Street Barnesville transitioned on Saturday in the Heritage Inn Nursing Home. Funeral Service was held on Saturday 1 PM at East Mount Sinai Baptist Church. Dr. Eddie F. Collier Officiated. Interment was in the West Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery.
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The Lamar County Lady Trojans routed the MP Lady Bulldogs 51-17 Saturday in the Oscar Wimberly Classic played at the LC gym. Newcomer Daishai Almond pumped in 19 points for Lamar while grabbing nine rebounds.
The Lady Trojans face Howard High tonight at the LC gym at 6 p.m. THE JV BOYS GAME HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
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The Barnesville-Lamar Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Deck the Halls Christmas Decorating Contest, with $500 in prizes provided by Liberty Hill Ranch. The deadline to enter is Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. and the first place winner will get $250, with $150 for second place and $100 for third place.
“I think this is a wonderful contest. It encourages people to decorate their homes for Christmas and really get into the spirit,” said Jessica Farr, interim chamber president.
Entry forms can be picked up and returned to the Chamber of Commerce office and applicants need to provide their name, address and contact information as well as a brief description of their decorations.
“We will have judges that go around and judge for first, second and third,” said Farr.
“We will also have a People’s Choice option where residents can participate in the Garland Getaway Tour.”
Once all the homes are judged, those who opted to be included in the walking or driving Garland Getaway Tour will be judged by members of the community who pick up and return People’s Choice forms to the Chamber.
Homes will be judged based only on yard decorations and participants on the tour can walk or drive by the houses to enjoy the decorations.
For more information, call the Chamber at 770-358-5884.
Although distribution of toys to families is set for Saturday Dec. 19, Empty Stocking Fund organizers say they will try to accommodate requests from qualified families through tomorrow, Wednesday Dec. 16.
Glenn and Vicky Forsyth are planning to use extra toys donated from one division of Toys for Tots to try to help as many as possible, said Glenn. The final ESF results include donations to 286 children from 118 families, he said.
“People are still donating,” Glenn said. “It’s just amazing. I was in the dentist’s office the other day and told my dentist about how we worked with Empty Stocking Fund. When he got through working on me, he said he would be back in a minute; he came back and handed me an envelope. I thanked him and started home without opening it. When I did, I couldn’t believe it -- Dr. Alan Griffith of Griffin Dental Concepts had given us a check for $500.”
Distribution of toys will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 19 at the Market Street side of the United Bank parking lot. If you can help, call Glenn at 770.468.1253.
Thus far about $9,000 has been raised which is short of this year’s goal of $12,000. Donations may be made at United Bank for the ESF account.
1 ham of choice
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup whole cloves
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Score ham with a sharp knife in a diagonal pattern. Repeat scoring, diagonally, in the opposite direction to create a crossing pattern. Spread brown sugar over ham. Insert whole cloves at the scored crossings. Place ham in roasting pan fat side up; the melting fat will baste your ham. Cover with foil. Turn ham over half way through baking to avoid uneven salting from the brine in the meat. If roasting a ham that is not precooked, bake for approximately 20-30 minutes per pound. If the ham is precooked, follow the label directions for cooking times.