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Today's News

  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    10 a.m. — Entry Deadline for Visions of Sugar Plums fourth annual Dessert Bake-Off
            All food entries must be dropped off at McNeal's in downtown Carrollton by 10 a.m. for judging.
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m. — Make-It and Take-It at Carroll County Public Library
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Our Savior’s Nativity at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    11 a.m. — Christmas Parade steps off at Marwill Drive and heads for the Courthouse Square

  • Holiday candy workshop set

    We are offering a holiday treat! On Tuesday evening, Dec. 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. I have asked Myrna Holloway to teach a special workshop on making Pulled Cream at our office. If you remember the puffy pillows of delightful sweetness that we associate with Christmas, and would like to learn to make it, please sign up at the Carroll County Extension office by Friday, Dec. 3. Bring an apron and your holiday spirit!

  • Win a new range from McNeal's Visions of Sugar Plums Bake-Off

    First, second and third prizes will be awarded in four
    Categories: Cake, Pies, Cookies and Miscellaneous
    Plus Youth cookie category for 12 & under!

     Just bake your favorite dessert and take it to McNeal's for judging by 10 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2010. Also bring a copy of the recipe on an index card. Official rules are available at McNeal's, The News-Democrat and Carrollton Main Street Office.
    Rules
    1. All entrants must be 18 years or older.

  • Carrollton Main Street Program presents A Christmas Carroll

    “A Christmas Carroll” comes to downtown Carrollton Saturday with a parade, a scavenger hunt, carriage rides, contests and a bake-off. Organizers encourage all county residents to attend the festivities.
    “A Christmas Carroll is the official kickoff to the Christmas season in Carroll County,” according to Sam Burgess, manager of the Carrollton Main Street Program which sponsors the event. “It’s the only public Christmas event going on countywide.”

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Dec. 1
    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.
    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.
    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.
     Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.
    Thursday, Dec. 2

  • Our Savior’s Nativity featured at local church

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 501 Main St., Carrollton will hold  “Our Savior’s Nativity”  Thursday and Friday, Dec. 2-3, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Brothers live together in harmony in monastery

    I am writing this article from Cuernavaca, Mexico. I am doing an intensive Spanish course to help the Hispanic community at St. John Catholic Church.
    I am sure all will be glad to know about the life and culture in Mexico. I would like to share my experience with you. When I first started planning my Spanish study I had several options for accommodation. I asked my teacher to find a place close to a church so that I may be able to celebrate Mass every day. My teacher Esperanza, contacted the Benedictine Monks in Cuernavaca and they graciously accepted her request.

  • A word of praise for our firefighters

    One of the TV shows I watch regularly is CBS Sunday morning. This week’s program featured a tribute to volunteer firemen and women.  I’d like to add my own praise for these most vital members of our community.
    Several years ago, I think around 2000, I answered a knock at my front door on the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving to see a fireman standing there. “Mrs. Boyd, you might want to move your car.  The warehouse is on fire,” he said.

  • Shopping locally will boost our economy

    Everyone appears to be looking to Frankfort or to Washington to take action that will improve our local economy and put people back to work.
    But that’s not necessary.
    With the holiday shopping season here, you can have an impact on the economy in Carroll County by simply spending your holiday budget here at home.

  • READERS ON VACATION