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From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, December 4, 1980

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Mexican Chicken Casserole 4 boneless skinless chicken breast,cooked and shredded2 cans cream of chicken soup1 can Rotel1 pound Velveeta cheese, melted1 bag Doritos, crushed Combine all ingredients except for Doritos. Cover bottom of casserole dish with ½ of the crushed Doritos. Pour the chicken mixture in and top with remaining Doritos. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Yet another […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, November 25, 1926

Work on new hotel started Ground was broken Monday for Oneonta’s new hotel which is being erected by Dr. J.H. Garner on the lot adjoining his drug store. The plans call for a three-story building at a cost of approximately $20,000. The building will be 50-by-75 feet and is to be constructed of brick, concrete, and steel. It is to […]

Between the Lines

Thanksgiving

It’s the time of year where we “gobble ‘til we wobble.” Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Gathering with family, friends, loved ones, and simply sharing in a moment of thanks. Personally, I feel that we need Thanksgiving every single month. I know without a doubt that I could use the reminder to be thankful for my many blessings. […]

Recipe Corner

Slush Punch 3 cups sugar3 cups hot water1 package lemon Jell-O®3 cups cold water1 large can pineapple juice¾ cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice½ ounce pure almond extract2 two-liter bottles ginger ale Dissolve sugar and Jell-O in three cups of hot water. Add remaining ingredients. Divide evenly into two zip lock bags (gallon size) and freeze. To serve, thaw until it starts […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, November 20, 1975

We ask the Lord’s blessings The people of this nation enjoy blessings too numerous to catalog. One has only to pick up the daily paper to discover almost countless instances of oppression and injustice in many other parts of the world. That’s not to say there’s no injustice in this country. Unfortunately, there is, but it is on such a […]

Out and About

Rally for the River!

I am told the management of Tyson Foods’ chicken processing plant in Blountsville wants to be the best neighbor it can be because they care about our communities. Some with connections to Tyson Foods think Tyson Blountsville will do more than just what Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) requires them to do to comply with their permit to discharge […]

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Malted Milk Buttercream Icing 1 stick butter, softened3 ½ cups powdered sugar5 Tbsp. malted milk powder¼ cup milk1 tsp. pure vanilla extract In a mixing bowl, blend butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add powdered sugar, malted milk powder, milk, and vanilla. Mix on low until incorporated then beat until light and fluffy. This icing is best on chocolate […]


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