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  • This Thanksgiving, mix up tradition with a new twist on stuffing.

    Home cook Karen Figgatt puts an ooey gooey spin on this Turkey Day mainstay that’s just downright delicious!

    The zucchini makes it extra moist while baking mix adds heft.

    Shredded American cheese ties it all together.

    This is one new recipe we’re sure you’ll be thankful for!

    See step-by-step photos of Karen’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks around the country at:

  • By: Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    The Sun City Carolina Lakes Pickleball Club made October a month of fun events devoted to raising funds to benefit an organization called Hope for the Warriors.

    The club was supported by the entire community in its efforts, which included races, a 24-hour marathon, silent auction, Wall of Honor and a grand tournament.

    The club wanted to exceed last year’s goal and, in doing so, managed to exceed the $10,000 goal it set for this year.

  • The Lancaster 4-H Horse Club is collecting non-perishable foods for HOPE in Lancaster, Inc., through Dec. 21.

    Just one or two items can go a long way in helping families in need.

    While all non-perishable foods will be appreciated, HOPE has the following needs at this time: self rising flour, cornmeal, sugar, grits, canned evaporated milk, jelly, peanut butter, juice, canned beans (except green beans), canned squash, canned sweet potatoes and canned tomatoes.

  • Ingredients
    Cake:
    2 and 2/3 cups chopped pecans, plus extra for frosting
    2 cups sugar
    3 cups all purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    1 and 1/4 cup softened butter
    4 eggs
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 cup milk
    Frosting:
    1 cup butter
    8 to 8 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
    1 (5 ounce) can evaporated  milk
    2 teaspoons vanilla

    Directions:

  • Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com
    For the months of October and November, The Lancaster Garden Club is asking members of the Lancaster community to plant or display mums of all varieties and colors through their project “Mum’s the Word.”
    Each household or business is encouraged to display mums so Lancaster visitors will see an ocean of fall colors in the town.
    Chrysanthemums, often called “mums,” come in a variety of natural shades, including fall colors like red, yellow, orange and white.

  • Three trustees have been re-elected to the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s board.  Robert K. Folks, Charles M. Harrell and Marvin L. Starks were re-elected to their third three-year terms and will begin their service on
    Oct. 1.

  • Christian Services is doing its part to end hunger in Lancaster County.

    The Christian Services food pantry is open from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Age: 59

    Address: Hazel Blakeney Road, Pageland (I lived in Lancaster County for 30 years prior.)

    Family: Husband, Jim, 57; two daughters, Meredith Starnes, 30, and Amy Gambrell, 36, of Columbia; two stepchildren, Kristie Starnes, 36, and Jimmy Ewing, 33; and nine grandchildren ranging in ages from seven months to 17 years.

    Pets: Two spoiled cats, Puff and HotRod

  • Members of the medical and legal professions have been re-elected to positions of leadership by the board of trustees of the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

    Dr. R. Malcolm Edwards, a Lancaster ophthalmologist with The Eye and Laser Center, has been re-elected as chairman of the board.  Robert K. Folks, a partner in the law firm of Folks, Khoury and DeVenny, has been re-elected as vice chairman and Pamela Y. Temple of Great Falls, a medical professional with two decades’ experience in health care, has been re-elected as secretary.

  • The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for S.C., Ann English, announced the first sign up deadline for priority assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is Oct. 19.

    There will be a second deadline of Feb. 15.

    Lancaster District Conservationist Ann Christie says, “Landowners and farmers interested in the program should contact me immediately.

  • Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com

    Low country boil, macaroni and cheese and cold peach soup.

    Tuesday, Sept. 25, The Fairway Room at Lancaster Golf Course played host to chefs and attendees joined for the sole purpose of finding a cure for autism.

    Held annually since 2006 on the last Tuesday of September, the Look Who’s Cooking benefit unites the community to fund more research for a disorder that affects one in every 88 children.

  • The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lancaster will officially get underway on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. as event volunteers and team captains gather at First A.R.P. Church, 701 N. Main St., for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.

    The rally will feature speakers from the community who have benefitted from the funds raised at Relay for Life, will honor cancer survivors and celebrate the 2012 fundraising teams.

    The theme for 2013 will be announced and light refreshments will be provided.  

  • Most of S.C. remains in a moderate to severe drought. The effects of drought on trees can be either short term or long term. Short dry periods might cause wilting, leaf scorch (edges turned brown) and possibly defoliation in hardwoods or dropping of yellowed needles in pines. Generally, healthy trees have built-in mechanisms to cope with short term lack of water.

  • Before the district-wide meeting, Lancaster County School district faculty and staff created a "lip dub" video to "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves and "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey.

    The video, as well as previous Lancaster school lip dubs by Lancaster High and South Middle, is available for view at Learn TV's YouTube page, http://www.youtube.com/learntv18 .

  • The Lancaster News and Pageland Progressive Journal advertising staff won 20 S.C. Press Association awards this year. The same staff produces advertising for Carolina Gateway.

    The awards were distributed at the 30th Annual PALMY Awards and Advertising Summit on June 7 in Columbia.


    Susan Rowell, The Lancaster News publisher, said she was proud of the awards and those who won.

  • Money management is one skill that can be difficult for young adults to master as they head off on their own. But no matter what stage of life - whether they’re entering college or the work force - every young adult should learn how to handle their money.

    Establish a Budget

  • Frank Hartley and his wife Betty may be best known locally for running Hartley’s Appliance on South Main Street in Lancaster for 30 years. Some residents and newcomers may not know, however, that Frank Hartley has been playing country and bluegrass music for more than 50 years; a talent that landed him on stage at Carnegie Hall in 1984.

  • Jane Alford jalford@thelancasternews.com Combine about a dozen local volunteer actors in colonial dress and a film crew armed with small video cameras and what do you get?

    Four beautifully shot mini-films that bring to life our seventh president, Andrew Jackson, who was born and spent his youth in this area, and highlight the park that bears his name.

    The Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park held a grand film review July 12 to introduce the four mini-documentaries on the young Jackson and the Revolutionary War history of the Waxhaws area.

  • An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but bananas were always what kept us kids coming back for more! Mom would buy them by the bunches to keep us in the yellow. In fact, I never saw a brown banana until I was an adult...because us kids would gobble them up as soon as she brought them home!
    Well, it seems that I’m not alone in my fruit fancying.
    “I’ve got two favorite ingredients – bananas and peanut butter,” says home cook Lorie Roach on www.justapinch.com.

  • Ingredients
    1 box cake mix, any flavor
    8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    1/4 cup butter, room temperature
    1 large egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla, optional
    1- 12 ounce bag of semisweet chocolate chips, or your choice of add-ins such as candy, nuts, etc.

    Directions
    - Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    - Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add egg and vanilla (if using) and mix until well-blended. Use an electric blender if desired.
    - Stir in cake mix a little at a time until well-blended, then add any chips, candy or nuts.
    - Bake for 10 minutes, until edges are brown.