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March, so far, has been a wet, wet month. I was always told that “April showers bring May flowers,” but I guess this year April is getting a head start. All I know is we better have some pretty impressive flowers come May! Besides being a dreary, rainy month, March is also Social Work Month. I am confident we have […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, March 10, 1982

Kents share love Area residents can be proud that in 1982 there are still honest, dependable, caring people such as Otis and Ethel Kent whose influence will provide lasting impressions on the young people of today. Otis and Ethel will celebrate their 62nd anniversary April 11, and have spent their years together since 1920 building a relationship and home life […]

What Ricky’s Reading


Wyoming by JP Gritton You’re broke, and you’ve just been fired. Your wife has left you. You and your brother don’t get along because your mother killed herself and you blame your brother. But he has a job for you. He isn’t going to pay you near as much as he should, but you figure you might as well take […]

Recipe Corner

Peanut Butter Crisscrosses 1 cup shortening1 cup sugar1 cup brown sugar2 beaten eggs1 cup peanut butter3 cups self-rising flour½ tsp pure vanilla extract Thoroughly cream shortening, sugars, and vanilla. Add eggs, beat well. Stir in peanut butter. Stir flour into creamed mixture. Form into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press with back of fork to make crisscross. […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, March 2, 1967

How to avoid these terrible teen times Teen years can be terrible for some boys and girls. These are years when it takes real effort to make the looking glass give back a contented reflection. Yet the recipe for teenage loveliness and attractiveness is an easy one to follow. It consists of good grooming and generous application of soap and […]

Roger’s Ramblings

Couch potatoes

I just came across a USA Today article with the headline “Workouts Not as Likely in These US Cities with Few Exercisers.” Well now. I just love these comparison articles that pit one region against another. It was just the reading material I needed as I sat down to eat some fast food. I started reading as I unwrapped my […]

Recipe Corner

Creamed Chicken and Biscuits ½ large onion, chopped2 tsp butter4 cups cooked chicken, chopped1 can cream of chicken soup1 cup sour cream½ cup milk½ cup chopped pimento1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded6 frozen biscuits, thawed Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of a 7×11 baking dish. Heat butter in a small skillet and cook the onions until tender. […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, February 28, 1952

Fashion show proves success The fashion show and sewing contest held by Bentley’s Store Friday afternoon at the Oneonta Grammar School auditorium was a gratifying success, with a large crowd of eager spectators and contestants present. The modeling was done by three groups. The first group was open to any girl or woman who purchased the material for her garment […]

Out and About

Rainy day deck time

A couple of weeks ago, in between rains, I was sitting on my deck drinking a cup of hot tea and watching the Locust Fork River rise. Some of you may put that in the category of watching paint dry, but when you live a very short stone’s throw from the river during a “flood watch” you want to keep […]

Recipe Corner

Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread ¾ cup butter, softened1 block cream cheese, softened2 cups sugar2 large eggs3 cups self-rising flour3 very ripe bananas, mashed1 cup chopped pecans, toasted1 tsp vanilla extract Beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended […]


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