Community News

  • Adopting a dog or cat later in life

        Companion animals bring great joy to their owners. The unconditional love cats and dogs provide appeals to people of all ages. While many people associate pets with kids who can’t wait to welcome the first cat or dog into their homes, pets can benefit aging men and women as well.

  • Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival Quilt Committee announces 2018 Quilt Theme

        Calling all quilters! It is time again to bond our friendship and talents to create a quilt for the Mountain Laurel Festival. Just like the components that fit together to make a quilt, so are there components that make good friendships. We can honor those friendships that we have formed over the years with a quilt.
        The theme for this year’s quilt show is “Friendships Through the Years”. The opportunity quilt pattern will be the Friendship Star.  

  • Author's Alley

    A memorable kiss

        I knew from the time I was in third grade that I wanted to be a teacher. There was never a doubt in my mind.
        In 1961 I graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. and began my teaching career. I loved being a teacher. I can remember thinking at the end of the day, “I can’t believe I’m being paid for doing this.” However, at that time four thousand dollars a year was good pay.

  • Coalfield

        We can almost see the dainty little flowers poking their heads through the ground. It’s mid-February and the rain is almost over. We want flowers, sunlight and butterflies. How great to have survived the harsh winter.
        Blue Health Zone in a series will begin on March 15, at the Coalfield Seventh Day Adventist Church. The time will be announced later. We can start getting in shape for the active months.

  • Packed Away Picture
  • Benefit dinner for Branim is Saturday

        A benefit dinner will be held for Nola Branim on Saturday, Feb. 17, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Elgin Community Center in Elgin. Branim is in stage 4 pancreatic cancer with no burial insurance.
        The menu will consist of spaghetti, green beans, salad, bread, dessert and drink for a donation of $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 years of age. Children under the age of three eat free.
        In case of bad weather the dinner will rescheduled at a later date.    

  • Happenings

    CASA taking applications
    CASA of the Ninth Judicial District is taking applications for its Spring training class that is set to begin in early March. A CASA volunteer spends 10-15 hours per month advocating for an abused or neglected child in the court system. No experience is required. A volunteer must be 21 years of age and have a heart for children in the community. For more information, or for an applications visit www.casaninth.org or call 865-717-4186.

    Applications for elderly/disabled home repair

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  • Walk with Ease program welcomes new members
  • The Lifestyle Connection

    Published at Last

        There came a time when I had finished one of the books I had started when Mama was living with us. She always encouraged me and if she knew I had set a goal for completing a chapter or even a page, she held me to it. But I dragged my feet and actually put the manuscript away for a couple of years and I suppose she forgot about it.