Eloise Nelson celebrated her 100th birthday recently surrounded by her friends and care givers at Sunny Grove.
“I had such a nice time at the party but I enjoy living every day and I’m thankful. I’ve had a lot of good things happen to me,” she said.
She was treated to cake and ice cream and her favorite desert - peach cobbler.
“At the end of the party we released 100 balloons,” said Jenea Morgan. “She loves to read and is kind to everyone.”
She was born on May 30, 1915 in Robinsville, N.C. Her parents were John and Trudie Conner. She attended college and worked many years in medical records. She is a devoted Baptist. She has one son, John McCarter of Barnesville who is married to Zohreh McCarter.
She said if she could tell today’s young people one thing, it would be to “live every day to be thankful for what we have.”
If you see a bright red fire hydrant while riding through Barnesville, chances are that 77-year-old Ralph Jones volunteered his time to repaint it. He was given the task of repainting a few of Barnesville’s fire hydrants a couple years ago during the Great Day of Service and has continued to paint hydrants since then - giving a fresh coat of paint to over half of the city’s 41 fire hydrants [Full Story »]
Through the tears, pride, history and sentiment of last week’s rededication ceremonies at Greenwood Cemetery, a lone mockingbird offered a song of gladness to accompany the many words.
What has been accomplished at the cemetery, with the help of many people, sets the path for the continued protection and beautification of Greenwood, said Hedy Cauthen in welcoming remarks. Cauthen is president of the Greenwood Cemetery Preservation Association Inc., which grew out of projects began in 2010 by the Azalea Garden Club.
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United Bank announced today that the latest version of its mobile app now includes SecureSwipe, a new feature that adds another level of protection against fraud by putting control of debit and credit cards directly into the hands of United Bank customers.
Customers who enroll in SecureSwipe have the power to lock their cards, preventing any unwanted transaction.
When customers are ready to make purchases with their cards, they can easily “unlock” their cards using the app, and then they can select the length of time for their cards to remain unlocked. Cards enrolled in SecureSwipe will automatically return to a locked status after the selected time period is over or number of transactions has been reached. United Bank customers can enroll all United Bank debit and credit cards in Secure-Swipe through the mobile app.
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1 seeded and finely diced jalapeno
2 finely minced garlic cloves
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste
black pepper to taste
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 finely sliced cucumbers
4 tablespoons finely minced cilantro
Dice the jalapeno and garlic and add to a medium-sized bowl.
Add 3 tbsp. of fresh lime juice, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper. Whisk to incorporate the 3 tablespoons olive oil. Set aside.
Finely slice the cucumbers. Add the cucumbers to the dressing and stir together.
Add the minced cilantro and add it to the bowl. Stir to combine. Marinate in fridge for a couple of hours or it can be served immediately.
Memorials recognizing the contributions to the city made by Jason Shirey and Betty Smith Crawford were discussed by the Barnesville city council last week. Final forms and appropriate locations for the remembrances will be developed by the donors and city manager Kenny Roberts.
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