Kathy Chesney

New Willow Ridge Water Fountain, TVs Show Community Involvement

Willow Ridge charge nurse Kelly Pittman uses the new water fountain to fill a pitcher.

Residents at Willow Ridge Center in Maynardville are feeling the love even more these days. Admissions and marketing director Kathy Chesney said mindfulness and generosity from local organizations have given residents new in-room televisions and a new water fountain with a bottle filling station.

Lions Club Vision Van Coming to Union County Sept. 29

Lions Club

If you or someone you know needs vision care and can't afford it, the Union County Lions Club is ready to help. The Lions Club Vision Van will come to Union County High School Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to provide eye exams or glasses to those in need. Hearing needs may also be addressed during this time, and services are by appointment only.

Church Leaders Gather for Year-End Reflection and Prayer

The Rev. Kathy Chesney, Fr. Steve Pawelk and Josiah Kimani gather for prayer and Bible study at Hardee's in Maynardville.

Every Thursday, a cross-denominational group of Union County church leaders meet in Bible study and prayer. Their titles are Pastor, Reverend, Father, and Brother, but all have one thing in common: an abiding love for Union County and a desire to share God's word.

They meet privately for three weeks of the month, and the last Thursday they take their meeting to Hardee's in Maynardville, and they're always ready to accept more church leaders, whether they're pastors, music ministers, lay ministers, youth pastors or any other calling, into their group.