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Community News

  • 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

  • Did you know?
  • 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.

  • A Look Back
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