For 40 years, volunteers with CONTACT Care Line have provided a listening ear to East Tennesseans in crisis, and the Oak Ridge-based nonprofit is welcoming the public to an evening of Bluegrass music to celebrate its milestone anniversary.
Steven V. Taylor’s latest book, “Dear Earthlings,” was recently released and is now available on Amazon.com in Kindle and printed versions.
Taylor, a 1969 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston, wrote his latest book for those left behind after the return of Jesus and based on years of biblical and scientific research and spiritual guidance.
Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center adorns a table with photos and biographies of its four 2013 Hall of Fame inductees during an annual celebration.
Honored were resident Linda Sharp for her professional accomplishments as a nurse, community member Tommy Hardin for his commitment to the community and elders, stakeholder Saundra Ausburn for her dedicated 26 years of service, and resident Nancy Calloway for her professional accomplishments as a nurse.
This is the time of year when we often have an interval of balmy, sunny weather known as Indian summer.
Inquiries as to the origin of this name bring out a remarkable variety of explanations.
One is that this lovely time of year, often referred to as St. Martin’s summer or Martinmass in England, had its name changed to Indian summer by the same New England Puritans who objected to Christmas because the English name sounded “popish,” or Catholic.