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.
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.