The winners of the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce’s Halloween Decorating Contest were announced recently with Ilicia and Paul Daly winning first place. They live in the historic Gachet House, 951 Highway 18 West. Robin and Scott Leverett on the corner of Thomaston and Tyler streets earned second place and Becky and Robbie Patterson's brick home on the corner of Greenwood and Tyler streets earned third place.
Sheriff Brad White notes his office keeps up a list of sex offenders residing in Lamar County and urges parents not to let trick or treaters visit their homes.There is an open-access link to the sex offender list inside this entry.
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Buildings formerly used by Carter’s Mill off Carleeta Street, now filled with all types of items for sale, may have more than just customers roaming the 197,000 square feet of space. According to the employees and owners, strange voices and smells can be sensed and surveillance videos pick up strange white orbs almost every night.
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With Boston Butt on sale at Giant Mart, try this celebs recipe for a favorite.
1 (5-pound) pork butt roast
4 tablespoons House Seasoning, recipe follows
2 tablespoons seasoned salt
4 tablespoons liquid smoke, found in grocery store
1 medium onion, sliced
1 cup water
3 bay leaves
Barbeque sauce of choice, for serving
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sprinkle 1 side of the roast with 2 tablespoons of the House Seasoning, making sure to rub well. Flip the roast over and rub the remaining 2 tablespoons of House Seasoning. Repeat the process with the seasoned salt and liquid smoke. Place the roast in a large roasting pan. Add the onion, water and bay leaves to the roast. Place in the oven and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until thermometer reads 170 degrees F. Let meat cool for a few minutes and then slice.
Serve with your favorite barbeque sauce.
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
The LCMS Lady Trojans scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to top Byron 6-5 Thursday and advance to the division title game. LCMS will host that game at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Aldora Field.
Gray Station upset Pike to advance to the final along with the Lady Trojans.
If you missed eating a corn dog at the fair, here's a good substitute that uses Oscar Mayer hot dogs, on sale at Giant Mart this week for $1.49.
Servings - approx 20 mini muffins Servings size - 1 mini muffin Points plus per svg - 2 points+
Calories - 79, Total Fat - 3.2g, Carb. - 11.3g, Protein - 2.1g, Fiber - 0g
1-8.5 oz. box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup skim milk
1 TBS honey
4 Oscar Mayer Hot dogs, each cut into 5 pieces (on sale at Giant Mart for only $1.49)
1. Spray the wells of a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. In a med bowl, combine the mix, egg, honey and skim milk. Allow to sit for 3 - 4 min. Stir batter.
3. Fill each mini muffin well with about 1/2 TBS batter. Place a piece of hot dog into each well, pressing in.
4. Top each hot dog with about a tsp. of batter, covering hot dog.
5. Bake in oven for 10 - 15 min. or until golden brown. Allow to cool in pan for 5 min. before removing to platter.
Merrill Smith Jr., son of Milner residents Mattie and Merrill Smith Sr., was elected to the board of The International Association of Official Human Rights Agency of Washington, D.C. during their recent meeting in Birmingham, Alabama.
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The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.
This week marks the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week and the theme — The Power of the Press — points to the importance of watchdog journalism, accurate reporting, strong editorials, comprehensive public notices and a free, open public forum. In 1841, Thomas Carlyle wrote about the power of the press, conjuring the words of Edmond Burke. “Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.” [Full Story »]
With apples and crescent rolls on sale at Giant Mart, you'll get thumbs up on these Apple Crescents.
1 small apple, peeled, cored, cut into 8 (1/2-inch) slices
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper, or grease cookie sheet. Set aside. In small bowl, toss apple slices in 1 tablespoon of the melted butter; set aside. Separate dough into 8 triangles. In small bowl, mix brown sugar and apple pie spice. Divide mixture evenly among triangles. Top each triangle with apple slice. Starting at short side of each triangle, wrap dough around apple. Place on cookie sheet. Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until crescents are deep golden brown and apples are softened. Cool 5 minutes before serving.
With boneless chicken breast and dill pickles on sale at Giant Mart, this makes a delicious meal throughout the year. Perfect for a light lunch or supper and for entertaining.
1 pound boiled chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup dill pickles, chopped
¼ onion, diced
Stir together chicken, mayonnaise, pickles and onions. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or serve immediately.
U.S. Army veteran Virgil Pinnell of Barnesville tells many different stories from his World War II experiences, displaying a remarkable memory for a 93-year-old. He can actually remember where he was during his three years of Army service, and he was in many places.
Drafted in 1942 and sent to Fort Riley, Kansas, an “old Cavalry post” where such lights as Gen. George Patton had trained, he thought he might become part of the tanks-and-trucks units that replaced Army horses.
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