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State Senator Green Issues Call for Photos of Vietnam War Dead

State Senator Green Issues Call for Photos of Vietnam War Dead

Standing before a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, State Senator Mark Green, MD today called for Tennesseans to search their photo albums for photographs of those who were killed in Vietnam. In addition, Green implored his fellow state legislators from across the nation to joinTennessee in the search for the remaining 22,000-plus photos [...]

Working Across the Aisle on Behalf of Veterans

Working Across the Aisle on Behalf of Veterans

Over the last couple weeks, the House of Representatives has responded forcefully to the revelations out of the Phoenix Department of Veterans Affairs about officials using secret wait lists to delay veterans’ access to care. I will continue to investigate this wrongdoing and support legislation to make fundamental changes to the way we care for [...]

Medic Free Rainforest Adventure Pass for Donors

Medic Free Rainforest Adventure Pass for Donors

Medic Regional Blood Center is teaming up with Rainforest Adventures in Sevierville to offer donors an adventure all their own.   Everyone who give blood on July 2 will receive one free admission pass which is valued at $12.99. “We hope this free admission pass will help us stock our shelves heading into the July 4th [...]

Worm and Snail Farms for Important and Useful Outdoor Activity

Worm and Snail Farms for Important and Useful Outdoor Activity

This summer, think about ways to get your child outdoors to play. Two fun ways to be outdoors with nature involve farming. Worm farms can provide fishing bait or monitory gain from selling to bait shacks or fisherman. Snail farms are great for scientific observation. Have fun and enjoy the outdoors. Worm Farm You will [...]

No Cruises for Me

Today, after lunch, the conversation turned to family vacations for next year. We decided on Maine or California, with stops along the way. It all sounded great. I was even O.K. with the Florida Keyes, even though I would prefer spring or fall instead of the hot summer, but I drew the line when they [...]

Why is the Cat in the Bag?

Why is the Cat in the Bag?

Do you ever ask yourself life’s big questions? Sometimes I want to know whether time is linear or if we have a purpose we’re destined to fulfill. There are moments of singular clarity in which such existential topics spark a train of thought leading through the great forest of ideas and the eternal plains of [...]

Spaghetti Squash with Butter and Parmesean

Spaghetti Squash with Butter and Parmesean

I’m always on the lookout for new side dishes to add more variety to our meals, and I have fallen in love with spaghetti squash. It is very easy to prepare, but it does take a little while to cook, so make sure you allow for that in your meal plan. And it can be [...]

James Patterson’s ‘The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (Daniel X Series #1)’

James Patterson’s ‘The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (Daniel X Series #1)’

This week I am reviewing a book that was recommended by a friend of mine: James Patterson’s The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (Daniel X Series #1). As far as thrillers go, James Patterson is one of my absolute favorite authors, so I dove into these literary waters with some rather high expectations. While not [...]

Jefferson County Hiking Club Hikes Alum Cave

Jefferson County Hiking Club Hikes Alum Cave

The Jefferson County Hiking Club had a fun hike to Alum Cave on Tuesday, June 10. Joining in the fun were Albert and Rhonda Balance, John and Ann Blomquist, Mark and Mary Kay Bockenstette, Pat Butler, Denis Gould, Judith Overby, Jane Schule and her granddaughter Rhiannon Evans, Bill and Julie Schneider, Cindy Stelzman, Joann Wills. [...]

Pugh, Ratliff Enjoy Strong Showings for ETSU Men’s Golf

Pugh, Ratliff Enjoy Strong Showings for ETSU Men’s Golf

A pair of ETSU men’s golfers are enjoying successful summer stints as rising senior Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) has advanced to the third round of match play in the 119th Amateur Championship and incoming freshman Cayman Ratliff (Kingsport, Tenn.) qualified for the 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship earlier this week. Pugh, who shot a [...]

Annual Mountain Music Kids Fishing Tournament, July 26, 2014

Organizers of the Mountain Music Kids Fishing Tournament are preparing for it’s Annual Kids Fishing Tournament on July 26th, 2014. The event is being held at the Douglas Dam TVA Boat Ramp where the weigh-ins and festivities will take place. The 2013 tournament saw 386 parent/child entries with teams from across the U.S. participating. This [...]

Freeman Named to ABCA All-Region Team

Freeman Named to ABCA All-Region Team

A week and a half after being drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers, ETSU two-way player Clinton Freeman (Jonesborough, Tenn.) landed Second Team All-South Region honors, which was released by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) on Wednesday. Freeman, who was selected in the 18th round by the Dodgers in the 2014 MLB Draft, received [...]

Summer Scents

Summer Scents

There is new trend in fashion this season: wear a fragrance that gives one the delightful scent of summer or the beach. Just aim fresh subtle aroma of lightness that hints of summer. It leaves a lingering impression of freshness. People you come in contact with are left thinking about how airy and cheerful you [...]

Building Developmental Skills with Digital Cameras

Building Developmental Skills with Digital Cameras

You should consider introducing your child to a camera this summer. Digital cameras give opportunities for us to see the world from their perspectives and serves as a useful learning tool to expand vocabularies, develop story-telling skills, and enrich scientific investigations. Remember to let your child choose his/her subjects to photograph. Researchers in Europe gave [...]

Devine Continues Stint with U.S. Youth National Team

Devine Continues Stint with U.S. Youth National Team

For the third consecutive year, ETSU volleyball head coach Lindsey Devine will continue her stint with the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team. Devine, who is fresh off guiding the U.S. National Team to a gold medal at last month’s NORCECA World Championship Qualification Tournament, will assist the U.S. Youth National Team at the 2014 NORCECA [...]

Former Pioneer Maikol Gonzalez Shining in Angels Organization

Former Pioneer Maikol Gonzalez Shining in Angels Organization

Former Tusculum College baseball standout Maikol Gonzalez is enjoying an outstanding season so far with the Arkansas Travelers, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Since being acquired from the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association last month, Gonzalez is leading the Travelers with his .357 batting average, including a blistering .444 [...]