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Years ago in Grundy County just about every family had a pig pen which supplied meat and November was the big “hog killing” month because it was usually cold enough to salt the meat down which preserved it for later use. Of course with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up a fresh ham was a big part of the holiday meal and sometimes they would be boiled in a lard can
Have you been racking your brain trying to come up with the perfect gift for someone who has everything? Have you decided that Christmas has gotten too commercial and you just want to give something from the heart? Are all the things you can think of things that might end up in the back of someone’s closet, never to be seen again until that person gives it to someone else?
David Fogle has been chosen as the December Senior of the Month at the Monteagle Senior Nutrition Site. David was born September 17, 1952 in Modesto, California to Juanita Cummings Fogle and Theodore Fogle. He grew up in Oklahoma and moved to Monteagle about two years ago and has been a member of the Monteagle Senior Nutrition Site for almost a year. For more information about the Monteagle Senior Nutrition
Seth Scott, the son of Jody and Pam Scott of Tracy City, took the Grundy County Herald to the Peanut Festival in Plains, Georgia on September 28. He is pictured after his ride on the SAM Shortline Train with Mr. Bill Bird.
Livia Benefield took the Grundy County Herald with her to Plains, Georgia recently when she attended the Peanut Festival and was one of the members of “His Amazing Grace Singers” who performed for former President Jimmy Carter. Livia is a second grader at North Elementary School. Her mom Cassie and grandmother Judy Fults accompanied her on the two-day trip.
Several mountain men took a two-week trip to Wyoming recently. Pictured in front of the legendary Crow Heart’s Butte in Wyoming are Jake Layne, Josh Hutson, Josh Layman and Justin Shrum with Nicholas (Bird) Layne in front. Also along on the trip but not pictured were Dan, Bruce, and Jim Layne.
Swiss Memorial Elementary Principal Kasey Woodlee and staff are pleased to announce the Principal’s List (all A’s), Honor Roll (at least 1 A and nothing below a B) for the first six weeks, and Perfect Attendance (students did not miss a day nor were they tardy or checked out early. These students earned a $20 PawBuck for their perfect attendance). Principal’s List: Third Grade (Crabtree): Jalie Ruehling Third Grade (Cleek):
Principal Jones and the staff at Palmer Elementary School are proud to announce the Principal’s List, Regular Honor Roll, and Perfect Attendance for the second six weeks of the 2013-2014 school year. Principal’s List: Third Grade (Nolan): Rylee Worley Fourth Grade (Layne): Rian Scott Fann, Ayla Hoy, Katelyn Nolan, Molly Payne, Jaylee Rollins, and Paul Allen Wise Fifth Grade (Fann): Leeandra Morrison, Mackenzie Reeves, and Luke Sweeney Sixth Grade (Boyd):
Grundy County High School Welding Instructor, Robin Dykes, was recently awarded the American Welding Society Instructor of the Year 2013 from the Chattanooga AWS Section. Mr. Dykes was chosen from among instructors that teach welding in both secondary and post-secondary schools for the surrounding counties of Hamilton County. Pictured (l to r): Assistant Principal Jamie Ruehling, GCHS Welding Instructor Robin Dykes, and CTE Director Gina Sons.
My amazing pilgrimage to the Holy Land began on a bright spring Sunday morning while attending services at Morton Memorial United Methodist Church. As I walked into the service that morning I noted a brochure on the inside table announcing a Holy Land Pilgrimage, which would be hosted by our minister The Rev. Amanda Diamond and a Catholic Priest from Kentucky, Fr. Frank Ruff. As I went to be seated
There are the big moments in life – a birth, a death, a wedding, graduations, etc. However, it is the smaller moments, the little things in life that make a lifetime. We remember all of those larger than life experiences for the specialness of them, for they either brought extreme joy and happiness, or devastating heartache and pain. Nonetheless, we remember them. It is the rest of the time though
The pecan harvest is in full swing in South Georgia. Near Tifton pecan trees are everywhere. When living there, we picked up big brown grocery bags of pecans. It only cost 10 cents per pound to have them cracked at the pecan processing plant. Once cracked, the pecan halves just fell out of the shells so it was little trouble to clean those nuts! Texas and Georgia are the largest
Dr. Neal Barnard’s grandfather was a small-town doctor. Back in the days when there was no health insurance, he delivered babies, took care of children and adults and helped people through serious illnesses. When he was about 60, he had a heart attack. Soon folks noticed that he had become forgetful and confused. Sometimes he wondered off from the house without knowing where he was going. Once in a while,
Wellness is not a destination but rather a journey. Like any journey, it’s a good idea to have a map before you travel. This road to wellness has different parts or segments. Here are 7 important parts that I found all put together by a wellness website. When I personally stopped and thought about each of these, I realized I’ve not arrived yet! How well do you do? Social Health: