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Discover a New Twist on Classic Campfire S’mores

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Roasting marshmallows around the campfire with friends and family is a popular pastime. Luckily, the classic combination of chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker can be enjoyed in so many ways whether you’re fireside or stuck inside! Try giving the stickysweet summer favorite a modern twist by using DOVE Dark Chocolate. As the No. 1 solid dark chocolate on the market, the never-bitter, silkysmooth taste of DOVE Dark Chocolate lives up to people’s expectations of what chocolate should taste like. Here are two ways to pair everyone’s favorite Keebler Original Grahams and DOVE Dark Chocolate to make s’mores-inspired desserts that are impossible to resist. For more information and great DOVE Dark Chocolate recipes, visit w w w. F a c e b o o k . c o m / DoveChocolate.

3-Layer Caramel and Chocolate Marshmallow Bars Recipe provided by: Real Food by Dad • 15 whole Keebler Graham Crackers • 2 (11-ounce) bags caramel pieces • 16 ounces DOVE Dark Chocolate • 2 cups mini marshmallows Line an 8-by-8-inch pan with foil, leaving 2-inch overhang on each side. Place five graham crackers on bottom (break crackers up as needed to fit pan). Melt one 11-ounce bag of caramels in microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring in between. Pour and spread over graham crackers. Place second layer of graham crackers on top of caramel. Melt chocolate in micro-

wave in 30-second bursts stirring in between. Reserve 1/3 of mixture. Stir marshmallows into remaining chocolate and spread mixture over graham crackers. Place third layer of graham crackers on top of marshmallow mixture. Heat remaining 11-ounce bag of caramel in 30-second bursts, stirring in between. Pour and spread over graham crackers. Pour and spread remaining chocolate over caramel. Optional: Sprinkle sea salt on top to finish. Note: For ease of spreading, each bag of caramel should be melted separately, or else caramel for final layer will be too hard to spread.

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Operation Christmas Child project under way By W. Winston Skinner

Mark Johnson holds his and audience member Denise Moye’s pictures. According to Johnson, he used his extra sensory perception and knew what Moye was drawing.

Newnan Rotary Club enjoys psychic entertainment By Bradley Hartsell

When it comes to “magic” and psychic ability, there are those who believe ... and those who simply wish to be entertained. Both types could be expected to enjoy a recent performance by Newnan Rotary Club member Mark Johnson. The Newnan Rotary Club holds a weekly luncheon me et i n g t h at re g u l a rly includes guest speakers and presentations. Recently, the club was treated to a show by Johnson, a psychic entertainer based in Atlanta. For his opening routine, Johnson asked a member of the audience to write down his favorite vacation spot on a notepad. Joh n son t hen w rote his guess as to what the attendee had offered on his own notepad, unable to see the designated attendee’s answer. T he audience member answered the question

“Cape Sand Blast” while Joh n son’s notepad read “Cape San.” Johnson then asked State Representative and Rotarian Lynn Smith to choose a card from among 26 he held, each with a letter of the alphabet written on the card’s face. Representat ive Sm it h chose the card listing the letter “W.” Johnson asked Smith to write a long word that begins with the letter listed on his chosen card. Johnson said he felt as though Smith’s word might be a position or a title, and Smith affirmed. Johnson recorded his own answer on his notepad. Both then revealed their words simultaneously, each having written “weatherman.” “It was a great, fun show,” Smith said, adding she was unaware Johnson was going to choose her to participate in one of his routines. “It had a message about the good that Rotary Club does and it also had a lot of light-

hearted interaction.” Johnson chose Denise Moye to draw a picture based on the word written on a card she chose from a stack provided. Johnson claimed to be using “extra sensory perception” to visualize what picture she had drawn. Again, when the two revealed the images depicted on their seperate notepads, both Johnson and Moye had drawn a kite. For a not her bit of “magic,” Joh nson asked Newnan Rotary Club President Sandy Wisenbaker to stand with him back-to-back and choose randomly a page from a Sherlock Holmes book he had given her. After choosing page 126, Wi senba ker wa ited for Johnson. With his back to hers, Johnson, who held a separate copy of the Holmes book in his hands, began to recite page 126 word for word.

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The first nip of fall is in the air, but many people in Coweta County are already working on boxes for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project. For OCC, participants fill a box with toys, school supplies and other items a child might enjoy. The boxes are sh ipped by Sa ma rita n’s Purse, Franklin Graham’s evangelistic organization, to more than 100 countries. “There are people already working,” said Leesa Bates, who is coordinating the project locally for the fourth or fifth year. O p er at ion C h r i st m a s Child uses the boxes “to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world,” according to Samaritan’s Purse’s website. Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes. OCC expects to collect another 9.8 million shoebox gifts in 2014. Individuals, families and groups fill empty shoeboxes with gifts of toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. Locally, participants have included school classes and clubs, local senior citizen groups and a wide range of church organizations. OCC hit the 100-million mark last year. “We are so excited to be celebrating the 100 million children who have experienced the power of a simple gift through Operation Christmas Child,” said Randy Riddle, director of Operation Christmas Child U.S. “We are grateful for our dedi-

Photo by Winston Skinner

Ramsey Forbus, daughter of Jeremy and Kody Forbus of Newnan, is ready to fill an Operation Christmas Child box with goodies for a child far away.

cated volunteers. Without them, we would not have been able to share God’s hope and love with so many children around the world.” Bates is among the many volu nte er s f rom Un it y Baptist Church in Coweta Cou nt y who h ave been enthusiastically involved with OCC. June Keeble of Unity was the local coordinator for years before Bates took the helm. “I’ve been involved as long as our church has been,” Bates said. “This is my 15th year.” Bates has set a goal of 1 5, 0 0 0 boxe s t h i s ye a r for Coweta. National Collection Week will be Nov. 18-25, and Unity’s multi-purpose building will again be a collection center for OCC boxes. Hours for the collection will be weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon;

and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. The church is located at 31 1 Smokey Road. Wit h a hea r t y laug h , Bates said volunteers will be at the site rain or shine, recalling many sloshy days moving boxes around in the rain. During that week, Samaritan’s Purse will collect the gift-filled shoeboxes at more than 3,500 drop-off sites in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts are collected in the United States, Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. More than 500,000 volunteers worldwide – more than 100,000 of those in the United States – are involved

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