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Dougherty cooking class aimed at saving lives

ALBANY -- Suzanne Williams with the Dougherty County Extension Service office will be offering a cancer prevention cooking class, with recipes such as the one that follows, geared toward cervical cancer on Monday. The class is free and open to the public, but you do need to register.

Cervical cancer is the 8th leading cause of death for U.S. women. Approximately 140 women in Georgia will die from the disease this year. Cervical cancer can easily be detected by a pap smear test.

Attendees not covered by private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare and living within 200 percent of the poverty level will be given a voucher for a free mammogram and/or Pap smear.

The class is offered as a collaborative effort between the UGA-Dougherty County Extension Service, the American Cancer Society and the Southwest Georgia District Health. ACS has sponsored the class expenses through a grant.

The class will be given at the Dougherty County Health Department at 1710 S. Slappey Blvd. On-site security will be available and a $25 door prize will be awarded.

For registration, contact (229) 436-7216.

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients:

2 pounds red-skinned new potatoes

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

1 teaspoon paprika

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preparation: .364Cut potatoes in half. Combine remaining ingredients and toss with potatoes until evenly coated. Spread potatoes on a baking sheet and roast in a 425-degree F oven for 25 minutes or until potatoes are soft to the touch and golden brown.