Gardening Class Offered Mondays in October

The October 23 class will highlight flowers

Welcome Home to your Tennessee Garden
Join the Union County Extension Office for our new Fall Garden Series every Monday in October from 4-5:30 pm. These classes will take place at our office location: 2721 Maynardville Hwy, Maynardville in the historic Fred Booker Building between Guided by Grace and Union Nutrition.

Strengthen The Core

It’s good, of course, to keep all your muscles strong and limber. But the strength of the body’s core — the muscles in your belly and mid- and lower back — is one of the keys to long term health and stability as you grow older.

A Dollar of Gas

The older I become, the more I realize just how much I am like my Papaw E.O. Both of us are awkward, we have the oddest experiences, and we love to tell our stories to others.
There was this one story that made papaw laugh when he told it. It happened to him in the early 1970s. At this time, he and his friend Mr. J were on the board of directors for a local insurance company. They were required to wear suits when they attended the board meetings and they usually rode together.

Patiently Impatient

On most Saturdays I am not obligated to do anything other than mow my yard or “piddle” around the house. One such Saturday I was hauling my trash to throw away. There was a lot of stuff that could only be placed in a “big” dumpster.
It just so happened on that particular day there were two men, each with a truck, also depositing into the “big” dumpsters. It seemed both had already thrown their trash away, but they were in the lot, talking at great length to each other, just exactly in position to block my access to get rid of my own junk.