I year old Peacock found. 3 year old Peacock still missing.
Missing 1 year old Peacock since early November 2016 from Highway 36/Bottoms Road. Missing 3 year old Peacock since December 31, 2016 and greatly missed by his mate. They will likely settle in a yard with other yard birds. Please call if you have my birds or know where they may be. May be near Hog Mountain. Call 770-584-5833
A new year brings new life and the search is still on to find Lamar’s first baby of the new year. If you or yours welcomes a new baby into this world within the first few days of 2017 and the parents live in Lamar County, call 770358-NEWS (6397) to share the word. And, congratulations!
The December term grand jury is designated annually as the investigative grand jury and does inspections of county facilities. This year’s group has recommended the construction of a new jail.
The current jail, named for longtime sheriff J.C. Waller, was built in 1993. Incarcerated clients are tough on facilities and 23 is pretty old in jail years.
The grand jury found the jail was orderly and well run.
“The staff was friendly and helpful. The inmates we encountered were respectful, busy and appeared to be well treated,” the grand jurors wrote in their presentments.
They noted, however, that the age of the jail prevents it from being a state of the art facility. They were greatly concerned about the jail control room and cited the safety of staff and inmates.
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Four months ago, Victor Gotell and his wife Sharon underwent kidney transplant surgery together and are especially thankful to be happy and healthy this Christmas season.
After he had been diagnosed with stage four renal kidney failure, Gotell spent the two and a half years searching for a live kidney donation while administering dialysis to himself at home.
Two years of testing and dialysis brought Gotell’s search to an end when a bond he made 15 years ago became his salvation and he identified his wife as a perfect match for his muchneeded kidney. This Friday, Dec. 16, will mark four months since the surgery and the couple is stronger than ever in both their health and marriage.
“We’ve always been really close as a couple,” said Sharon. “The surgery has made us even closer, and our bond stronger. It’s just like the icing on top of the cake.”
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Young Ty Head is an up and coming athlete who will follow in the footsteps of his sister, softball star Lexy Head, at LC.
Ty, the 10-year-old son of Joe and Jody Head, was the most valuable player of his 10U Trojans football team this fall. He not only has a champion’s heart, he has a heart of gold and a desire to give of himself to others.
Jody Head created the Power of One Heart Facebook page to honor and call attention to her son’s gift for giving. To homeless people in Atlanta, he is a pint sized Santa unafraid to walk the underside of overpasses to serve the needy.
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1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
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In a bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter and butter. Shape into 1-in. balls and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes or until firm.
Meanwhile, melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Dip balls and place on waxed paper to harden. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Dark, white or milk chocolate confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometime labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages (1 to 1-1/2 pounds). It is the product used for dipping chocolate. A substitute for 6 ounces chocolate coating would be 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet, dark or white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening melted together.
In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and cornstarch, beating until well blended.
With hands lightly dusted with additional cornstarch, roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press lightly with a floured fork. Top with nonpareils or cherry halves.
Bake at 300° for 20-22 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 16-18 dozen.
On this, the 75th anniversary of the Japnese attack on Pearl Harbor, Gail Rooks is sharing these photos she found in a medal box beloning to her late father, Frank Patrick. Patrick took the photos during the surrender ceremony at Cabatuan Airfield on Panay Island in the Pacific.
The ceremony took place on Sept. 2, 1945, the same day Japan formally surrendered with Gen. Yoshijiro Shigemitsu signing for Japan and Gen. Douglas MacArthur accepting for the Allied Forces on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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