A new small business has come to the community of Deer Lodge thanks to Melvin and Lizzie Coblentz. Coblentz Bulk Foods opened in April of this year.

  •     Mrs. Reba Neal of Coalfield District Manager for Avon Products and 36 of her Avon representatives were in Atlanta last Friday, June 9, 1967 for a tour of the huge Avon distribution center there.
        Mrs. Neal’s district includes in addition to Morgan County, a part of Knox and all of Anderson, Scott, Pickett and Fentress Counties.

  •     Ray W. Schubert of Wartburg, of whom it is said “He would rather sell gasoline than eat,” has completed 35 years as Gulf Distributor at Sunbright.
        Sunday, June 11, 1967, was the anniversary but no special celebration marked the occasion. M. B. Farris, Gulf’s vice president with headquarters in Atlanta, remember the occasion with a letter expressing his personal appreciation and “that of the Gulf Oil Corporation for the job you are doing” and for his loyalty to the company.

  •     Whether it is kids playing tag or adults mowing the lawn, everyone is getting a taste of the heat this spring. Moreover, there are many people exposed to the heat due to their jobs, whether it be construction, landscaping or farm work.
        There are thousands of adults/children that get sick and even die due to heat exposure.

  • By Jennifer W. Goodrich
    Extension Agent, Agriculture, 4-H and Community Resource Development

        The last few weeks have brought in a lot of calls from homeowners, so this month I want to address some of the most common.
    The first question I have gotten a lot this week has been, what is this black, gooey slimy mess that is showing up in my yard and on my walkways making everything slippery?

  • June 13
    Junior High Academic Conference
    Location: UTK
    Time: 1 p.m.
    June 15
    Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
    Location: NA
    Time: 12 p.m.
    June 19

  •     If you’re searching for fresh, locally-sourced produce, what could be more local than your own backyard? On Tuesday, June 13, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture experts will show you how to make the most of your outdoor space and reconnect with your food sources at the 10th annual Fruits of the Backyard Field Day. The event takes place at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring Hill and is absolutely free.

  • Remember to check Tuesday, June 2
    Call your partner and remind them!

  •     For some people, just the thought of spring in the air is enough to cause fits of sneezing, watery eyes and a runny nose. If you’re among those who struggle with springtime allergies, antihistamine-based medication is your strongest ally! In fact, there are several things you can do to alleviate those irritating allergy symptoms.  

  •     Did you ever “forget to remember” something? It’s a good thing there are many ways to improve your memory. Strengthening the memory muscle increases your chances of preserving it for years to come. How? By following these tips:

  •     Blueberries make a low-calorie, high-flavor addition to breakfasts, desserts and snacks galore. Plus, these tiny berries boast a variety of health benefits. Here are five.

        1. Cancer prevention. Blueberries are full of powerful antioxidants—perhaps more so than any other fruit! This means they play a vital role in preventing certain types of cancer as well as cardiovascular disease. They’re a true ally when it comes to healthy aging!

  •     Dewey Hatfield, former Petros man and now from Lafollette won the Championship Flight in the Morgan County Golf Tournament played over the Lakeside Gold Course the past weekend. Hatfield, a 1958 graduate of Central High School and now an Executive with Consolidation Coal Company in Claiborne County was first in his flight with Ben Bradshaw of Petros second and Ed Knight popular WECO Radio Executive in third place.


        A long-time grocery store staple celebrated its grand re-opening last week.
        Darnell’s was purchased by Houchens Inc. last fall. It has been working on updating and renovating its store over the last several weeks, explained Manager David Maxwell Friday.
        “Ever aisle has been reset – some drastically,” he said. “We have new registers, new equipment and new products.”

  •     Camp is fun; however, it is also beneficial to child development. The American Camp Association (ACA) has done research showing the benefits of a child going to camp, and they include: