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Fran VanHooser is looking forward to Thursday evening. Her twin daughters, Kathlyn and Sydney, will graduate with Diplomas of Distinction from Grundy County High School. She spoke with the Herald about the excitement of this year and offered an excellent piece of advice for parents. Fran was born in Altamont, delivered by Dr. Harbolt. Her parents are Sue Nunley and Joe Smith. She comes from a large family. “My siblings
Members of the Grundy county High School class of 2015 received awards and scholarships marking their academic excellence on Thursday, May 14. Pictured are the TN Lottery Scholarship recipients.
The first Grundy County “FFA Hey! Day” enjoyed community support with families experiencing a unique day focusing on agriculture. Numerous people from the area worked together to make the event possible with many volunteer hours and resources donated. The Grundy Agricultural Education department and FFA organization are very appreciative and grateful to all the organizers, sponsors, and participants.
Rock City will host its annual Southern Blooms Festival on May 3 and May 4. Vistors can enjoy the beautiful gardens and other activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission tot he Southern Blooms Festival is included with park admission. Activities include: The Frieda Utermoehlen Carter Garden Series – Join us on the Cliff Terrace Porch as we hear from some of the South’s finest speakers
Stones River National Battlefield National Park Week begins this Saturday, April 19. All national parks will offer free admission during the opening weekend, April 19 and April 20. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our national heritage. In addition to free admission during the opening weekend, the week will include several other exciting opportunities: April 22 – Earth Day. Everyone is invited to look for a
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will celebrate Weights and Measures week March 1-7, 2015. Weights and measures inspectors keep pace with rapidly advancing technologies to ensure fairness in the marketplace. This year’s theme, “Weights and Measures: On the Path to Tomorrow,” recognizes this vital element of our free-market society. “You should get what you are paying for, and inspectors play an essential role in the health of the economy,”
The 2014 TCAP results show improvements across every high school subject and consistent scores for grades 3-8 across Tennessee. Statewide, more than half of the districts made gains in 3-8 math. Growth in reading dropped, and is an area with continued need for improvement. Seventy percent of districts made gains in the majority of high school subjects. The percentage of districts with the majority of their students proficient or advanced
Trooper Timothy (Sam) Johnson of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security visited Tracy City Elementary Pre-K. Trooper Johnson talked to the children about riding in their booster seats. He gave the children sticker badges, hats, coloring books and crayons, and child safety information books were sent home to the families. The Pre-K class was allowed to see the inside of the Tennessee State Trooper car. Pictured is Maddox
Like most women, I have tried to lose weight numerous times in a myriad of ways. I’m a Weight Watchers dropout several times over, I’ve tried Nutri System, diet pills, LA Weight Loss, and I actually think I attended a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous! As my trips back and forth to the kitchen increased during each diet, I am sure Kenneth was thinking, oh yeah, and how’s that working out
I love to learn new things! It means my mind is not stagnant and like Hercule Poiroit, (the equivalent of Perry Mason or Matlock only of Belgium descent), says, “Ah, zee little gray cells, zay are working!” One thing that I have recently learned is that new towels are coated with some kind of sealant that keeps them safe and protects them from insects and bugs during shipment? I didn’t
GRUNDY COUNTY HEALTH COUNCIL karen wickham, rn Welcome to 2015! We’ve made it through the holidays and all the fun, memory-making gatherings. Most folks are probably still in full swing with keeping their New Year’s Resolutions! The weatherman says that very cold air is moving in so let’s talk about those aching joints you may be having. For several years, I noticed my hands hurting when I awakened in the
Lone star tick bites are likely the cause of thousands of cases of severe red meat allergies that are plaguing patients in Southeastern states including Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia and spreading up the Eastern Seaboard along with the deer population. Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program (A.S.A.P.) clinic is seeing one or more new cases each week of patients allergic to the alpha-gal sugar present in red meat, according
Spring is coming! And then summer will be here before we know it! Summer means bathing suits to most folks. That may mean a diet to you. How can we know if the latest “diet” is really good for us and not another fad? Lots of diets have come and gone over time. Some of them seemed really good in the beginning but the longer the diet has been around,