The Barnesville-Lamar County Library in Barnesville is looking to expand and the Friends of the Library group is leading the fund-raising charge. The library circulates nearly 50,000 items per year but has outgrown its meeting room, has limited shelf and storage space and had to turn kids away from its summer reading program last year.
You can help by joining the Friends of the Library or by making a donation. Dues are $20 per year. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 26 a 7 p.m.
Horace Dixon’s nephew Winfred Dixson says “very old records” show his uncle was born on March 18, but the only copy of a birth certificate the family could find shows his birthday as March 15. Horace plans to celebrate the earlier date.
The Barnesville centenarian says he is the only one in the family who spells his name “Dixon” instead of “Dixson,” but he doesn’t remember exactly why. He and his wife Liz keep their Grove Street home with the help of nephews and nieces. When he can he goes to church at Greater Spring Hill Baptist Church in Milner.
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The Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival landed a big promotional fish when Destination America television confirmed it would film an episode of the hit series BBQ Pitmasters during the cookoff here next month.
Jessica Nicola of the Discovery television has confirmed the show will lens an episode here.
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The second annual Shamrock Ball which benefits John's Place, an adult care outreach of the First United Methodist Church of Barnesville, is set for March 9 at Lamar County Primary School. [Full Story »]
Katelyn Womack of Barnesville could be defined as an overachiever, except that everything she does prepares her for a productive life as an adult contributor to her home community, state and nation. Nothing is on her achievement list just because it looks good.
Christmas Eve. This is the season that had its origin in the divine message of “peace on earth, good will toward men.”
In America, we can count our many blessings — among them “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” We can enjoy peace in our homeland at least insofar as outside forces are concerned. But in some parts of the world, the story is starkly different for Christians on this Christmas Eve. [Full Story »]