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.
My Dog Buster
We had a dog named Buster. He was a beautiful dog of questionable breed, but we loved him. Isn’t that the way it usually is? I remember him well. He didn’t start out being my dog. When Patty and Don Irwin moved in our middle house, Patty got a puppy and named him Buster. He was supposed to be a little dog, not the monster he grew into. Again, isn’t that the way it usually is?
As time went on, Buster would come to my door and scratch to be let in. After all, I fed better than Patty did. Ham, cold meat and bologna tasted better than plain old dry dog food. Buster would trot in right up to the refrigerator and sit there waiting for me to open it. I never disappointed him. There was always something in there he would like.
It turned out that I spoiled him rotten. Dogs always saw me as one of the pack, I guess, not someone to be obeyed. I never could get a dog to mind. They knew I was a soft touch. That would have been all right except Buster liked only me. If a stranger (to him) came to visit, Buster would be trying to get behind him in a menacing way. It didn’t matter if it was an adult or a child. Buster didn’t want them in his house.
We rented out the log cabin. Buster would have them holed up in there guarding all the exits. They were trapped in the house. That caused us more than a little trouble. Buster became just plain mean with someone he didn’t know. It would be his undoing.
Patty and Don moved out after six months. They couldn’t take Buster with them. It didn’t matter. Buster didn’t want to go anyway. He would scratch at the door and I would let him in. He walked over to the fireplace and stretched out, soaking up the warmth. Buster was home.
Feeding Buster got to be a chore. Buster liked pancakes, not plain but with butter. The picture shows him studying the plate of cut up pancakes, waiting for syrup. Yes, I cut them up for him. He wouldn’t eat them until I poured syrup over them. Buster liked his pancakes with butter AND syrup.
There was the time I was trying to get Buster to come into the house. He sat out there and wouldn’t budge an inch. I tried tempting him to cross the threshold with ham, then hot dogs and finally sliced bologna. It was still a “no go.” I called for Anne to help me. She opened the door and walked in past Buster sitting out there. Then she turned around and said, “Oh Buster, did you want to come in?” Buster stood up and delicately trotted in and laid down in front of the fireplace. Buster obeyed Anne, but not me.
There was the time in the middle of the night when something brushed my closed eyes as I slept. It was Buster. He would walk up to my bed and lick my eyelid. That usually meant he wanted to go out. Usually, but this time I went to the bathroom first, then to the door. Buster hadn’t followed me. I went back to my bedroom to see where he was. Surprise! Surprise! Buster was laying full length on my bed with his head on my pillow. He hadn’t wanted to go outside at all. He wanted my bed. Buster would have to go.
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.