The very nature of their jobs puts soldiers at an increased risk for developing chronic pain. The regular demands and stress are often multiplied when the tough-it-out mentality causes them to avoid seeking medical attention until serious, chronic pain results—and it often does. Cumulative stress, single-event trauma, and surgery are all contributing factors. Although these will likely remain a constant of military service, chiropractic care may be a very helpful solution.
Commission Sees Fiscal 2018 End Within Budget and Gives Wheel Tax Exemption to Firefighters and Rescue Squad
Finance Director Ann Dyer reported that Fiscal 2018 ended within budget and all budgets in balance at Monday night's regular Union County Commission Meeting,
Jim Houston of Union County Rescue Squad explained a new state law effective July 1 that gives each active firefighter and each active rescue squad member with one year of service one free license plate that is exempt from the state fee. Houston brought a resolution allowed by the new law to exempt the same license plate from the local wheel tax. The captain or chief must certify that the member meets all requirements. Mr. Houston stated that the free tag may be a recruiting tool as well as a way to show appreciation for all of the personal expense of time and money contributed by Union County Rescue Squad members and Firefighters. The resolution passed the first reading on a motion and second by Commissioners Billy Cox and Wayne Roach.
Commissioner Chris Upton ignited a lively discussion when he requested the commission allow Sharps Chapel Fire Department (SCFD) to lease property behind Rush Strong School. Attorney David Myers commented that no current file exists in the Mayor's office regarding whether the building or property was already leased. His further research in the Register of Deeds Office back to 1965 did not reveal a lease either. Since Mr. Myers found a deed but no boundary survey, Commissioner Roach urged that the survey be completed on the entire property.
In addition, SCFD was unsure of the amount of property needed. Finance Director Ann Dyer questioned what department would fund the survey since it was not in the current budget.Finally, Attorney Myers recommended the Commission authorize Ms. Dyer to contract a surveyor to determine boundary lines and the portion to be leased including an easement to access the road. Ms. Dyer would then bring the proper information including funding to Commission in August. Commissioners Roach and Dail made the motion which passed. Commissioner Upton abstained due to his being a member of SCFD. Building the substation will allow more Sharps Chapel residents to be better protected by the department and may result in reduced insurance rates for homeowners and businesses.
In Old Business, Commissioner Mike Sexton asked if Attorney Myers had checked on whether the architect for the courthouse renovation had fulfilled his obligations. Mr. Myers reported that after careful analysis of the contract, the architect fulfilled the responsibility of preparing documents and letting the bid. He further stated that the fact that bids were higher than expected does not void the contract with the architect who has already been paid and should have been paid.
Sheriff Breeding reported 735 calls, 14 wrecks with injury, 30 wrecks without injury, 3 burglaries, 95 booked, and a current jail population of 96.
Notary Jennifer Jones was approved as were the minutes for regular and special called meetings.
The next Budget and Finance Meeting will be Tuesday, August 7, with the Regular County Commission Meeting on Monday, August 13.
Operation Christmas Child by Samaritan's Purse, that yearly effort to pack shoeboxes full of necessities for children in some of the world's most threatening situations, is a blessing for the recipients and donors alike.
Just ask Amie Winstead, Area Coordinator for the Operation Christmas Child Cumberland Pathway Team. She's been packing shoeboxes for nine years, and she says the effort "allows us to be foreign missionaries without leaving our hometowns."
Savannah Jones is running for Union County High School's homecoming queen, representing the Horace Maynard Chapter of Future Farmers of America. But she's not in the competition for the glory or the crown. She's in it because she believes in the FFA and the benefits it gives students. The money she raises as a homecoming candidate will go right back into the FFA program.
The Norris Lake Project Team is looking for volunteers to help with the Fall Five County Norris Lake Cleanups on September 22nd, 29th and October 6th. “Since 2011, volunteers from the counties surrounding Norris Lake have picked up over 200 tons of trash,” said Stephanie Wells, Director of the Anderson County Tourism Council.
It is common knowledge that 4-H is a club for kids to learn valuable skills and get their hands dirty. This summer, fifteen Union County 4-Hers were busy carrying water, cleaning cages, and gathering eggs as they indulged in the 2018 Poultry Project. They each received twenty chicks in early March and raised the birds from one day old to young laying hens at twenty six weeks old.
In my years as a journalist, I have had the privilege of meeting many authors. Only a few of those acknowledged God as their inspiration and as the One who impressed them to seek a specific writing goal. Dr. Terry L. Kirby is one of those few.
Kirby is an expository preacher, has been a senior pastor for almost twenty-five years and holds a doctorate in Expository Preaching from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He says the Lord gave him the idea for a different type of Bible.
(As part of a series entitled “Out of the Skillet and Into the Fire”)
“They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”
Last time we concluded our 2-part article, JESUS FRIEND OF SINNERS, by pointing out that we should get out of our comfort zones and let our light shine. Someone’s life could be dependent upon you letting your light shine! If Jesus was a “friend of publicans and sinners,” shouldn’t we also do the same?
I like molasses. I remember when I was first married and living on the farm, Dad would sprinkle molasses on the milk cows' grain. They loved it. I was curious. The molasses was clean, so I tasted it. It had a better flavor than that you bought in the store back then or nowadays, for that matter. There was no reason not to use it, so I did. We ate a lot of gingerbread and molasses cookies until the molasses ran out. Of course, I didn't tell anybody where the molasses came from. Why bother? Nowadays, don't be concerned. I use Muddy Pond Sorghum when I can find it.
Year One, Week Thirty-Six
Many people follow the “five second rule”. It goes something like this—if something is dropped on the floor and remains less than five seconds, it is fine to retrieve for consumption by the human body. This holds especially true when referring to the last chip in the bag.
It’s not something I am too proud of, but I did it. Or rather I didn’t do it. You see, I got out of church for a while. After I started back, I realized I didn’t have any pictures of Jesus in the house. So, guess what I did next? Yep. I went Jesus picture shopping.
I looked at all kinds of Jesus pictures and none of them felt right. Finally, I found one that I really, really liked. That is until I looked at the price tag. You know, it just didn’t seem right to go in debt for it. I didn’t think Jesus would like that.
REGULAR WORKSHOP UNION COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 6:00 p.m. Union County High School
1. Discuss School Trips
· Horace Maynard Middle School—51 Art Club Students to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC Chiluly Exhibit September 28, 2018 (Sponsor Lindsey Lewis)
2. Budget Amendments and Transfers/Director’s Monthly Report—Ann Dyer
FREE EYE EXAM AND GLASSES AVAILABLE FOR UNION COUNTY RESIDENTS
(South Claiborne County, Washburn, Powder Springs, and Corryton also welcome)
Sponsored by the Union County Lions Club
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
150 Main Street, Maynardville, TN 37807 (Union County High School)
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
Call Kathy Chesney at (865) 566-3289
Glasses will be distributed 2-3 weeks after this event.
Sponsored by the Union County Lions Club,
In conjunction with the Smokey Mountains Lions Charities.
On Saturday, September 29th, Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center will hold its 19th annual Hogskin History Day Celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event is family friendly and provides a fun way to celebrate the rich culture and history of our Hogskin Valley community in Grainger County. Event attractions include local musicians, artists, artisans, and historians; children’s activities; exhibits of alternative technology; tours of Narrow Ridge’s eco-friendly facilities and Natural Burial Preserve; a silent auction; good food; and a variety of local vendor and display booths.
14th Annual Union County HERITAGE FESTIVAL SAT., October 6th 10:00am - 4:00pm In Historic Downtown Maynardville The Cradle of Country Music
Festival locations are WILSON PARK, UNION COUNTY MUSEUM, Snodderly House and Chamber of Commerce. Like us on facebook Union County Heritage Festival Visit www.UnionCountyHeritageFestival.com for more information.
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Lurtie Brewer-age 92 of Sharps Chapel went to Heaven Friday, September 21, 2018 at her home after battling an extensive illness. She is preceded in death by husband, Boyd Brewer; grandson, Billy Joe Turner; granddaughters, Connie Freeman, Maryann Cox; sons-in-law, Larry Cooper, Ray Martin and Bill Turner; three brothers and two sisters.
Curtis Wayne “Moose” Donahue-age 74 of Luttrell passed away Wednesday morning, September 19, 2018 at his home. He attended The Church of God of the Union Assembly in Luttrell. He was a retired drafter with Plasti-Line. Preceded in death by sons, Duane and Doyle Donahue; parents, John B. and Azalee Merritt Donahue; sister, Varnell Schaeffner; brothers, Radis, J. C., K. O., Benton, Tommy and Parnick Donahue.
Melvin Corum – age 78 of Maynardville, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife of 60 years by his side on Saturday, September 15, 2018. He was a member of Fellowship Christian Church in Luttrell. He especially loved the yearly fall festival and The Life of Christ drive thru exhibit. Melvin was a dirt track race car driver and won many championship races during his career. His latest hobby was restoring vintage cars and trucks.
Glen C. Carmon, Sr.-age 72 of Maynardville passed away Monday morning, September 17, 2018 at Willow Ridge Center. Glen was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a U. S. Army Veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Thurman and Hester Carmon; brother, Ed Carmon; sister, Ina Carmon.
Survivors: son, Carroll Carmon of Maynardville; daughter, Jennifer Buckner and husband, Tony of Luttrell; three grandchildren, Kali Buckner, Caleb Carmon and Christian Carmon; sisters, Mary Campbell, Marie Johnson and Betty Williams, all of Maynardville. Several nieces and nephews.
George “Dave” David Murphy, Sr., age 63, of Powell went to be with the Lord on September 16, 2018. He was a member of Central View Baptist Church. He enjoyed farming, raising pigs, and working. He adored his grandchildren. He loved helping people, as he would give you his last of anything. He was a selfless man of God. Preceded in death by parents Hobert and Christine Murphy; and brother Phillip Murphy. Survived by his wife of 45 years Kathy Murphy; children David Murphy, Jr.
Ermon T. Bullen, Jr.-May 2, 1932-Sept 14, 2018 of Corryton, known by everyone as Junior Bullen originally from Washburn, born to the late Ermon T. Bullen, Sr and Hila Johnson Bullen. Preceded in death by the love of his life of 58 years, Mildred Marsee Bullen. Junior was an Army Veteran and retired maintenance man from Claiborne County Hospital. He also loved traveling with Mamaw, watching grandkids and great grandkids at sporting events, plays and such and faithfully attended church where he was a member at Union Missionary Baptist Church.
Carl Edward Fielden, age 84 of Halls Crossroads, peacefully entered into his eternal rest in the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ on September 15, 2018. Saved by God's merciful grace as a young man, Carl was a faithful member of Emory Valley Baptist Church. He served his country in the United States Air Force, honorably. He retired from Fairmont Supply located in Nashville, Tennessee. Preceded in death by parents Hobert and Amy Fielden, son Greg Fielden, all of Heiskell, sister Ann Tudor of Manchester, sister Geneieve Humphrey and brother Rev. Glen Fielden, all of Knoxville.
Raymond Eugene Clark age 71, of Knoxville went to be with with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at his home surrounded by family. He was a member of Texas Valley Baptist Church. Raymond lived most of his life in the Halls Community and was an avid sports fan of all Halls community and school sports teams. He was often thought of as the Honorary “Mayor” and Cheerleader of the Halls Community. Preceded in death by parents; Jack Raymond and Allene Wooten Clark. Survivors; sisters, Rosalee Clark Highland and Diane Clark Woods. Brother; Phillip David Clark.
James Warren "J.W." Hughes, age 82, of Halls Crossroads went to his heavenly home, Thursday morning, surrounded by his family. He was a member of Fairview Freewill Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Jefferson Smurfit Corp. J.W. loved the outdoors; hunting, fishing and camping.
He is preceded in death by parents, C.M and Mary Hughes; and brother-in-law, Leon Spangler.
Mitchell Elvis Kitts-age 62 of Luttrell passed away suddenly Saturday, September 8, 2018 while away in Florida for work.
Mitchell was a Journeyman painter who took pride in his craft. He was employed by Larry Mitchell Painting Company. Over the years he coached his son’s youth baseball teams in the Knoxville Area. He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his boys on the lake.