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  • The Garden Gate: Stock up, chow down on celery for the health of it

    We think of celery as an ingredient in soups, salads and snacks.

    Amazingly, it is mentioned repeatedly in the Bible as a remedy for some serious health problems. It has held an important place in medical use since about 500 B.C., when it was part of the pharmacopeia of ancient Egypt.

    Celery is mentioned a number of times in the Talmud, the 39 books of Biblical commentary dating from the 1st century, as a remedy for infections and tumors, as well as a cure for gout.

  • Tuesday is Dessert Bridge Day

    A number of area women have met for several years for Dessert Bridge Day each Tuesday afternoon.

    The members of this group include, from left, Sue Nunley, Peggy Cook, Louise Shipwash, Sydney Woodfin, Carol Poston, Anne Barre, Luci Bell and Anne Horner.

    Poston, standing, was hostess for a recent event, and she served a pineapple cream cheese pie with a crumbled pretzel crust.

  • Free skin cancer screening offered this week in Roane

    The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road To Healthy Skin Tour will make a stop at Kingston Rite-Aid this week to offer free full-body skin cancer screenings to the public.

    Two private examination rooms will be available in a specially designed vehicle.

    Members of the public may stop by for screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. June 26 at Kingston Rite-Aid at 106 W. Race St.

  • Harriman Happenings: June 23

    Get-well wishes to Carolyn Clemmons, who recently had eye surgery in Oak Ridge.

    She is at home but still under the doctor’s care. We wish you a speedy recovery.

    St. Mary’s Baptist Church sang the birthday song to Allen Hickman, June 19; Denice Bolton, June 28; and to Carolyn Clemmons, June 28.

    After a prayer, they were given a small gift.

    Ronnie and Danielle Scott will celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary on June 27.

    They were married June 27, 1998.

    They are the parents of two children.

  • OS letter carriers collect donated food

    Rural letter carriers at the Oliver Springs Post Office recently served the community by volunteering their time to pick up donated food generously donated by postal patrons in the Oliver Springs area.

    The food was donated to an area food bank.

  • October Sky Fest applications available

    Planning for Oliver Springs’ seventh annual October Sky Festival and Pageant is in full swing, and applications for interested vendors and exhibitors are now available on line.

    Applications may be downloaded at www.octoberskyfestivaltn.org.

    This year’s event will be on Oct. 18 at Arrowhead Park. Sept. 1 is the application deadline.

  • New Greif book gives Bernard information

    Rockwood’s Maurice Greif has penned a third book, “80-Plus Years of Greif: My In-Laws, The Bernards of Rockwood.”

    “There is a lot of information about the families, its beginnings, etc.,” Greif said.

    “This book contains lots of early pictures and information about the Stone and Bernard families.”

    Greif, a longtime Rockwood resident and businessman, said he would not be in Rockwood had it not been for the Bernards and his wife, the former Carolyn Bernard, who passed away in May 2000.

  • The Garden Gate: Tell those flies to bug off with a mint bouquet

    Perhaps now is the time to give recognition to a native American plant that grows abundantly in 48 states.

    The seeds of this plant are high in vitamin C and are enjoyed equally by people and birds.

    And its showy flower heads grow to monumental proportions.

    Of course, a sunflower with a bloom 1 foot or more across is hard to miss — and it is fully spectacular enough to merit some attention.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of June 18

    25 Years Ago

  • Night sounds hike planned on Obed

    Obed Wild and Scenic River will have a guided night sounds hike beginning at 9 p.m. June 28.

    Those wishing to participate in this free event are asked to meet at the Lilly Overlook parking area.

    The hike will progress from there to the overlook and back as a ranger guides the group through the collage of sounds on the trail.

    The less-than-half-mile round-trip hike is open to all ages.

    Children participating must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.