Safety, recreation discussed at Mechanicsville Night Out

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com Mayor Madeline Rogero held her first “Night Out” meeting with members of the Mechanicsville community on Tuesday April 10 at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church.  The mayor was just one member of an expert team who was available to hear from and offer encouragement to the residents.   Rogero was accompanied by […]

Seymour Rotary Club Sponsors Motorcycle Rally for Filipino Children

Seymour Rotary Club Sponsors Motorcycle Rally for Filipino Children

Seymour Breakfast Rotary Club President Bonnie Finchum announces RIDE TO PROVIDE, the club’s 4th annual motorcycle ride.  Proceeds from the fund raising activity will benefit the Rotary Club of Infanta in Quezon, Philippines. According to Finchum, there are literally hundreds of malnourished children in this area of Philippines. The Seymour club will provide non-perishable food […]

Karns Senior Signs With Johnson and Wales

Karns Senior Signs With Johnson and Wales

By David Klein Tia Luneke wanted to play volleyball. That was the goal of her college search. The Karns High School senior has realized that dream of playing volleyball at the next level. She signed Friday afternoon with the Johnson and Wales Wildcats, a small school of 2400 students in Charlotte, North Carolina. Luneke, who […]

Knox Countians Strongly Favor Elected Superintendent

Knox Countians Strongly Favor Elected Superintendent

By Focus Staff This week’s Focus poll asked registered voters, “In your opinion, should the Knox County Superintendent of Schools be elected by the people or appointed by the school board?” More than 70% of respondents favored an elected Superintendent of Schools; only 28.69% favored the current system where the Board of Education appoints the […]

Remembering Mom’s Clothesline

Here’s a memory for any of you old enough to remember: We had rooster in the chicken yard where the clothesline was. Mom would carry a stick with her because he would try to peck or spur her when she went out for the laundry. He made a delicious Sunday dinner. How many of you […]

SOULFUL RECIPES

By Rosie Moore I don’t care what Phil Punxatawny says. Warm weather is not that far away, so let’s get geared up and try out some recipes.     GRILLED PEARS Fun factoid: in the 1800’s, one pear could cost you the modern-day equivalent of $20   Ingredients: 4 pears. 1/4 c. light brown sugar […]

That Scrabble Game

By Rosie Moore When I was a young girl we played board games such as Candyland, Monopoly and Chinese checkers. Then I got married and didn’t have much time for games until the children were old enough to play. After they got married a good friend of mine and I used to play scrabble on […]