It has been cultivated since long before recorded history began, and bread making has been around since the end of the last ice age, when the earth warmed up and grass and seeds began to grow.
The Bible is full of references to barley as a staple food and for ceremonial use.
The first primitive breads appeared in the Eastern Mediterranean area as the people of the Middle East learned to choose the wild wheat and the barley that grew there and made a kind of dough from them.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to the Kennedy and Williams family on the passing of Lene Kennedy in Gary, Ind.
Lene was the sister of Pastor Jesse L. Williams Sr., James and Johnnie Williams and Doris.
The family in Knoxville left Friday to go to Gary to attend the service of their sister that was held Saturday.
Our sincere sympathy to the Stone and Hamilton families in the recent passing of Charles A. Stone. He recently passed away in Johnson City. His service was Saturday, Sept. 15, at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood.
Sept. 20 is the deadline for supply and monetary donations for the 2012 Teachers Supply Closet.
In its 10th year, the Roane County Teachers Supply Closet helps teachers and students receive needed supplies to help make student activities and learning more effective.
Checks may be written to the Roane County Chamber of Commerce or the Roane County United Way; note “Teachers’ Supply Closet” in the memo line.
Community organizers will commemorate Oak Ridge’s anniversary through a heritage celebration planned for Sept. 19, the 70th anniversary of the creation of the World War II Secret City, and the first site of the Manhattan Project.
On Sept. 19, 1942, Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made the decision to acquire 90 square miles of East Tennessee farmland to be the location for the first site of the Manhattan Project facilities.
Army Reserve Pvt. Joshua S. Boles recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
A 2011 graduate of Rockwood High School, the soldier is the son of Beth Mitchell of Harriman and Scottie Boles of Rockwood.
During the nine weeks of training, Boles received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.
Oliver Springs Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors to residents of the town.
These smoke detectors are made available through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant’s goal is to meet firefighting and emergency response needs.
Thirty-four relatives and friends attended the
recent Lands family reunion in the fellowship hall of
North Rockwood Baptist Church on North Gateway Avenue.
Those attending from out of town were Roger and Linda Lands and Jason, Mandy, Addison and Judah Lands, all of Cookeville; Donna, Rachel and Jacob Townsend and Ryan Austin, all of Big Stone Gap, Va.; Rhonda, Albert and Casey Whittenburg of Murfreesboro; Robert and Kathleen Lands of Dayton; and Loretta and Randy Lands and Raynce of Knoxville.