BPD investigators have identified the two suspects they were seeking in connection with damage at the recreation department after releasing surveillance video images. They are juveniles. Cases against them are pending.
1 (14 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14 oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 (8.75 oz.) corn, drained
1 (4 oz.) can green chiles
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 cup red enchilada sauce
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 white onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
cheddar cheese, optional
sour cream, optional
tortilla strips, optional
chives/green onion/scallions, chopped, optional
Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or stockpot over medium-high heat and saute onion until softened and translucent. 6-8 minutes. Season with chili powder and cumin.
Add minced garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant, then mix in cornmeal.
Cook for 1 minute, then stir in 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, mixing so that cornmeal paste is incorporated.
Pour in remaining chicken broth, then add chicken, beans, tomatoes, corn, chiles and enchilada sauce.
Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
Ladle mixture into bowls and garnish with cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips and/or chives.
Serve hot and enjoy!
The Gospels of Mark and Matthew (Mark’s Gospel came first and Matthew used it as a source, but that’s a column for another time) tell the story about Jesus’ feeding of the five thousand right after telling the story of King Herod’s birthday bash. You can read it all in Mark 6:17-44 and Matthew 14:1-21.
It’s hard to imagine two more contrasting culinary events.
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Mr. Chester Walker Bankston, Jr. of Orlando and Edgewater, FL, passed away Wednesday, January 18th, at age 83. He was born in Zebulon, GA, son of the late Chester Walker Bankston, Sr. and Ethel Milner Bankston. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Seabees as part of the Naval Construction Forces, stationed in Barbados. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Mr. Bankston was a General Contractor, real estate developer, and the owner of C. W. Bankston Construction Co., Inc. in Orlando, Florida, a company that constructed innumerable commercial projects across Central Florida.
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Mrs. Joyce "Carlene" Lyles Reeves, age 80, of Barnesville Ga. passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in an Upson County Healthcare facility. She was the only child of the late Mr. William Carlis Lyles and the late Mrs. Ophas Dockery Lyles. Mrs. Reeves was also preceded in death by her Husband, Mr. Howard Walter Reeves, her Daughter, Mrs. Terri Cochran, and her Step Mother, Mrs. Nettie Mae Lyles. Upon graduation from Gordon Military high school in 1954, Mrs. Reeves went to work for Southern Bell as a telephone operator, where she was a pioneer in the telephone industry. She was Member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Reeves was a Girl Scout leader and volunteered at Heritage Inn nursing home.
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Mr. Ralph Salter Barron, 96, of Barnesville, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at his home. Mr. Barron was born November 4, 1920, in the Liberty Hill Community, son of the late Salter Seaborn and Sara Thompson Barron. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Barron formerly served as the Barnesville City Manager for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served as a crew chief in Shipdham, England and Benghazi. Mr. Barron loved playing golf and gardening.
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The 21st annual Barnesville Game and Fish Banquet is scheduled for Thursday evening, Jan. 26 in the gym of First Baptist Church in Barnesville.
The evening begins with free seminars at 6 p.m. and the banquet begins at 7 p.m. in the gym. Tickets are $10 each and are on sale at Akins Farm and Home and through the office at First Baptist. Tables for 10 may be purchased in advance for $80. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The 50-minute seminars will feature your choice of “Hunting Simulator” with DNR Ranger Keith Page for the kids, “Turkey Hunting” with veteran turkey caller Chad Sanders, “Shotgun Shooting 101” with clay target shooting instructor Greg Hammock and “Bow Hunting.”
Back by popular demand is special speaker Jimmy Sites, host of Spiritual Outdoor Adventures, now in its 15th year. SOA seeks to use hunting and fishing stories to communicate the spiritual teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jimmy and his wife, Amanda, make their home in Nashville.
This year First Baptist will again be supplying the meats, which will include barbecue pork and fried fish. More than 75 door prizes will be given away, including a grand prize. Winners must be present to claim their prizes.
For more information, contact First Baptist Church at 770-358-2353.