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MES Celebrates Dr. Seuss Day

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Recently, Monteagle Elementary invited guest readers into their classrooms in grades PK through fourth to read books written by Dr. Seuss in celebration of his birthday and Read Across America. Students could also dress up as their favorite character from a Dr. Seuss book if they wished. The guests were served cake and punch and everyone had a good time. Thanks to Mrs. Sara Wynne and Susie Anderson for organizing

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  • Tips For Stunning Container Gardens

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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    Summer is announcing its return with sunny days and warmer weather. Gardeners are working in their yards and their gardens to prepare for the upcoming bounty. But, don’t forget, your pots and planters need panache! So, before you head out to buy plants for your porch, deck or patio, learn what it takes to create planters with style. Chances are, the gardener who planted up that beautiful pot may have

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  • Southern Blooms Festival at Rock City

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm

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                 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

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Southern Blooms Festival at Rock City

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm

             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

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  • National Park Week April 19 – 27

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:56 am

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             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

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  • Taking The Herald Along For The Ride

    Posted on December 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm

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    Coalmont Elementary Pre-K student, Abbie Tate, took the Grundy County Herald with her when she went to see the 2013 Christmas parade in Gatlinburg. She is the granddaughter of Michael Lee and Brenda Byers of Coalmont. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!

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Education

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Time to commit

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm

College Commitment Day is May 1, the day on which students and their parents must decide not only on which college to attend but which college they can afford! No longer do students wait for an acceptance package in the mail, along with details of financial aid offers. Now almost all of that information is posted securely online at the college’s admissions portal. The excitement is in being accepted. The

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  • It’s a Family Thing

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:25 pm

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        Miss Brittany Church, the 2014 Grundy County Spelling Bee champion from Coalmont Elementary, and Palmer Town Historian David Patton are shown with her proud family after the event. Seated (from left) are her parents, Jerry and Pam Church and grandmother, Jeweline Church. “I’ll always remember the 2014 Bee as “the year of Brittany,” said Patton. “She won the David Patton Spelling Award, the Y.B. Ashby Teamwork Award, and

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  • Local Head Start Program Scores In Top 10% Nationwide

    Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Sequatchie Valley Head Start recently scored in the top ten percent of Head Start programs nationwide. The achievement was announced with the release of “CLASS” scores by the national Office of Head Start. The CLASS scores indicate how well classroom teachers instruct their children. Sequatchie Valley operates two centers in Grundy County, with two classrooms in Tracy City and two near Altamont. “We are delighted to know that we are

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Religion

“Oh Yeah, And How’s That Working Out For Ya?”

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm

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

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  • Well, I Didn’t Know That!

    Posted on February 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    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

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  • “A Pilgrim In The Holy Land”

    Posted on November 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    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

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Health

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Red Meat Allergies Likely Result Of Lone Star Tick

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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

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  • Health Check

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    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,

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  • Health Check

    Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Do you wonder what the Grundy County Health Council has been up to? Here’s a brief peak from last few months of things just related to activity, nutrition and diabetes. 42 residents chose to participate in Shopping Matters tours with 5 people being trained as facilitators. These folks have each received a $25 gift card after their tour to help pay for groceries. 125 students in the after-school programs have

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