•     Walk across Tennessee is an 8-week walking program for teams of six people. The teams will have a friendly competition to see who can log the most miles while walking, jogging, biking, dancing, etc. Keep in mind that team members do not have to walk together since some may prefer to walk outside, while others walk on a treadmill. In addition, participants may choose from a variety of activities by using physical activity equivalents.

  • By Jenni Goodrich
    Agriculture Extension Agent for Morgan County

        As we move closer to Easter it seems that everywhere we look there are chicks. As we jump in to raising chicks this spring, it is a good idea to keep a few management tips from our state veterinarians in mind to help you keep your birds healthy and to reduce the threat of Avian Influenza in your home flocks. 

  •     Scott County Bee Association will meet Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Scott County Office Building in Huntsville. For information, contact Don Young at 423-627-2579 or Larry Walker at 423-628-6455.


  • Remember to check Sunday, April 2
    Call your partner and remind them!

        Morgan County News and S.H.O.C. (Survivors Helping Others Cope) is proud to present Buddy-2-Buddy, a program designed to help you to remember to remind your buddy to perform their self breast cancer exam.  

  • For a gleaming smile

        Why is so much emphasis placed on tooth brushing and flossing?    Because oral health is directly linked to our general health and well-being. It is also a well known fact that dental disease can take a heavy toll, both financially and socially; treatments can be very costly, bad breath can put off our friends, and toothaches can cause absenteeism from work or school.

  •     “Take a 100 meal journey. Make small changes, one meal at a time.” This is the theme for the Nutrition Month 2016 campaign, which is organized by Dietitians of Ca­na­da. Their goal? To encourage you to make small, positive changes to your eating habits. Here are some tips that will help you meet the challenge.

    Meal planning

  •     If you think you don’t have time to work out, think again! The truth is, being active doesn’t require hours to spare. Get moving — without running out of time — with these practical pointers.

        1. Split up your sessions. If you don’t have time for the recommended half-hour of exercise each day, do two fifteen-minute sessions or three ten-minute sessions. It’ll be just as good for you, and much easier to work into your busy schedule.

  •     When former Miss America Phyllis George and Boston Celtics owner John Y. Brown are married March 17, 1979, a former Morgan Countian will be Matron of Honor.
        She is Carole Osborne Hoffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Osborne Sr. of Mossy Grove and a 1962 graduate of Central High School, Wartburg.

  •     The Tip Top Foods women’s basketball team, coached by Howard Human, was undefeated (15-0) in the Dyllis Booster Club Basketball League.
        Members of the team are Betty Redmon, Wanda Winstead, Judy Lane, Linda Diden, Judy Cadell, Sandy Walker, Sabra Wright, Margaret Morgan, Gail Marlow, Marie Smith, Ann Garrett, Linda Sharp, and bookkeeper, Glena Human.

  •     Cynthia Ann Miller, daughter of Tommy and Kathy Miller of LaFayette, TN, wants to sow her Pa Daugherty of Petros and Uncle Kenny of the U.S. Navy her fish and tell them she’ll give them some fishing tips this summer down at Daddy’s Creek. Also she would like to say “Hi” to Grannie Cotton, Grandma and Grandpa Miller of Devonia, TN, and great-grandma, Rose Wallace of Petros. A big “Hi!” to Mike and Scott White of Petros and Rita and Johnny Lindsay of Oakdale and Aunt Gidgette of Petros.

  •     Talking about money and setting money goals can help avoid headaches, but there are many challenges that can make good money management seem impossible. C. L. Wayne Moore, former Assistant professor of the Family and Consumer Sciences department at the University of Tennessee states it is important for the family to discuss money and money goals with one another, because it helps every member have a better idea of where the money goes and learn what money can or cannot be spent on.

  • By Jenni Goodrich
    Agriculture Extension Agent for Morgan County

        The unseasonably warm weather we have been experiencing for the last few weeks have made it so everyone is itching to get outdoors and into the garden again. Below are a few of the more common questions that I have received in the last few weeks about spring garden maintenance.

  •     The Master Gardeners of Roane County will host its Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series Saturday, March 11, at noon in the UT Extension Office located at 3074 Roane State Highway in Midtown. This session will be “Garden Toad Habitat” with Certified Master Gardener Marlin Helms.

  •     Classes will be held at the UT/TSU Extension Office in Morgan County on Wednesday, March 29, from 2-3 p.m.; Monday, Apr. 3, from noon-1 p.m.; and Friday, Apr. 21, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
        If your Pesticide Safety Program Certification is still current, you can attend a one hour recertification training to extend your PSEP Certification through June 20, 2020.
        Cost for recertification training is $25.

  • Dates to remember

        Ownership Deadline: May 20
        Eastern Region Show: June 28-29
        State Sheep Expo: July 6-8
        Call and schedule a time so your sheep can be tagged before June 1.
        For more information, contact Agriculture Extension Agent for Morgan County Jenni Goodrich at 423-346-3000, or Morgan County FFA Advisor Landon Mann at 423-346-6285.

  •     It’s that time of year again!  There are several exciting 4-H activities and teams to compete with during the spring and summer.
        Gear up with 4-H for summer camp season. Come by the UT/TSU Extension office to sign up 4–6th graders for Junior Camp, 6-8th graders for Junior High Camp, 5–9th graders for Target Smart Camp, 6-7th graders for Electric Camp and 6–12th graders for OWLS camp. For more information, call 423-346-3000.

  •     Scott County Bee Association will meet Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Scott County Office Building in Huntsville. For information, contact Don Young at 423-627-2579 or Larry Walker at 423-628-6455.

  • Remember to check Thursday, March 2
    Call your partner and remind them!