ANAGRAMS

By Rosie Moore When I was eight years old… uh,oh, here I go delving back in the past again! I think I know, no, I KNOW why I do that so much—because my happiest memories are in the past. This one I’m about to relate is a combination happy and not-so-happy. I loved visiting my […]

Will the Real Mr. Smith go to Washington?

By Dr. Jim Ferguson How do they do it? How do they get up every morning and go out on the campaign trail, do their stump speeches and go to innumerable campaign events? I was sick of the whole process months ago. And we haven’t even begun the final battle of the fall. I’ve heard […]

Locos help Lady Vols get a win and have fun

By Steve Williams Michael Beeler kicked off his flip flops and started buck dancing to the UT softball fans’ singing of “Rocky Top” after Megan Geer’s three-run homer finally gave Tennessee a lead in its own invitational tournament April 24. Beeler is one of the “Locos” and this crazy group of fans was more than […]

H – A – N – N – A – H

H – A – N – N – A – H

By Ralphine Major Her name can be spelled backwards and still be correct.  That is no problem for Hannah, who can spell a ton of other words besides her name.  Hannah, a fourth grader, won the spelling bee at Gibbs Elementary School this year by correctly spelling “montage!”  Her win should not have been a […]

Dogma

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes people say things and it finally resonates with you. Becky and I are soul mates, but we just process information differently. Sometimes we don’t hear what the other says. Paul once said we all  have “gifts differing,” This week I finally understood that that dogma is the zeitgeist of our […]

The good, the bad and the ugly of Tennessee basketball

By Steve Williams Tennessee basketball, in a roundabout way, took a couple of gut shots when former head coach Donnie Tyndall was placed on a 10-year show-cause by the NCAA and Tyler Summitt stunned us with his announcement of having an inappropriate relationship and stepping down as head women’s coach at Louisiana Tech. Thank goodness […]

Limitless

By Rosie Moore There’s a TV show called Limitless on just now but I’m not afraid to bet it is not limitless. It will be on a while, then fade away as all TV shows are prone to do. Air is limitless, the sun is limitless, rain is limitless, wind is limitless, the sky is […]

Caring, Concerned, Committed

By Ralphine Major “She has cared for her family members unceasingly. She is concerned for the spiritual and physical welfare of those in need. She is committed to assisting others and sharing Christ with everyone she meets.” Yvonne Piercy, Director of Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, recently described Jeannette Thomas in […]

Visiting the Barter Theater

By Mike Steely Small towns do not usually boast professional theaters but Abingdon, Virginia, just northeast of Bristol and a few blocks from Interstate 81, is the exception. Only about three hours from Knoxville, the Barter Theatre there is worth a destination or a side trip. The theater was founded during the depression when a […]

Yearly Physical

By Joe Rector Today, I visited the doctor for my annual physical. It’s funny how things have changed. In my younger life, I rarely had a physical, and when I did, the entire thing consisted of checking my heart beat, determining my hearing by holding a watch up to my ears, weighing on a scale, […]

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