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Vol. 1 Issue 10

December 18 - 24, 2010

Merry Merry Christmas Christmas Carter Carter County County

Elizabethton Man has Shoot Out with Police

Staff Reports

Officers of the Johnson City Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance call at the Super 8 Motel, 108 Wesley Street. Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with a white male subject who exited his vehicle, brandishing a rifle. This subject was later identified as Roderick E. Colbaugh, 44 years of age, 216 Lacey Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, Tennessee. The subject pointed the rifle in the direction of the officers. In order to protect himself and others present, one of the officers fired his service weapon at the subject, striking him. Emergency medical services was called to the scene, and Mr. Colbaugh was transported to Johnson City Medical Center,

where he is currently listed in critical condition. I n keeping with Department policy, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called in to POLICE SHOOTING DO NOT CROSS conduct an independent inpropriate manner to this situvestigation of this incident. ation, protecting both themThe investigation is ongoing selves and the public at at this time, and further delarge.” tails will be made available in The three officers the future. who responded to the scene “Our officers are were placed on paid adminissworn to protect life and trative relief from duty, which property, and we train and is standard procedure in any prepare them for such an ocofficer-involved shooting. Any currence”, said Chief John inquiries for further informaLowry. “Based on what we tion regarding this incident know now regarding this incishould be directed to the Tendent, I am satisfied that our nessee Bureau of Investigaofficers responded in an aption.

Winter Weather Seems to be Here to Stay for Awhile

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The winter weather can be hazardous to drive in, and cause a damper in some plans, but it can be a beautiful sight too. Roan Mountain sunny rise over this last weather blast shows us how wonderful the snow is and reminds us how to slow down and enjoy the scenery. So remember to slow down on the road, stop and enjoy winter while it last, because it all comes once a year.

“A Silent Nite” in Elizabethton

Staff Reports

It is that time of year again in the downtown area, cheerful lights brightening the night sky to celebrate the Christmas Spirit. Cold crisp winter chills reminding us of the weather is starting to set in for the new year. We are looking forward to serve you next year with the best news and sports coverage in our Saturday

Weekly Newspaper, so remember to buy a home delivery at our East Elk office, online, or with the order form in this paper. We here at the Carter County Gazette wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and will see you on New Year’s Day with our fresh New Year’s Edition. Remember to bundle up, and leave out the milk and cookies for Santa.

Bad Weather Cause an A True Friend Elizabethton High School Student to Lose Control of SUV By Joe Sulder Have you ever had a true friend? Most of us think we do. But do we really? I know a lot of people but I don’t have many true friends. If you can go through life and Donald J. Treadway have two or three true May 26, 1941 – Dec. 7, 2010 friends you are lucky. I lost one of my real friends this past week. A man I have known for a long time. I worked for and with this man and I feel very lucky to have called him a friend. The man I am talking about is “Donald Treadway” or “Don-o” as I called him. He served 28 years on the County Commission. He was a professional photographer for most of his life. He probably has taken your photo or at least someone in your family’s photo. He was a great person, husband, father, and grandfather. He would come by about once a week and talk about football, basketball, and golf. Especially golf, he loved golf. Don was taken from us way too early and he will be deeply missed by a lot of people. All our prayers go out to his family. Dono thanks for all the memories.

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Mae’s Corner

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year; I will see you in the New Years Edition. And, remember God love you and I do too.

God Loves you and I do too -Mae Pierson

Facebook, is it Possible It Keeps Your Mind Young?

By Tiger Francis Pondering in thought, I often find myself debating the pros and cons of Facebook. One day, I am ready to pull off, maybe it is a waste of my time, I think. Then too, sometimes, folk can be really nasty to one another (like family or husband and wives, do I not have pain already without extending it, I ask myself. ) However, a few days later I find some great merit that will keep me reading and posting. Today, I saw it with a totally new light of thought. I realized I have kept a journal most of my life until lately I had stopped doing so M or had I? I ask myself, “Self, has not Facebook become your journal?” Is not FB a journal for most of us? I post a thought of my own site, or I reflection on someone else’s thoughts, or I jot down what I have done for the day and make some comment about it. For years I taught journal writing. I always began the class by reminding my students that research shows 97 % of all highly successful people(presidents, inventors, writers, poets, etc) kept a journal. Yet, findings show only 2% of the general public actually keep a journal (at least when the research was done that was the case). Then we would break into a discussion as to why journal writing might produce a groups of highly successful people. With Facebook, and internet blogging one wonders if perhaps that number of journal writers has gone up and if so does that mean more successful people. After all, sharing your journals benefits not just you but others too, with our minds each provides sparks for the others minds. I am reading a book today on how to keep the mind young and more intelligent. It is called Mozart’s BrainM Unleashing your Brains’ Potential. New York Times calls it a personal trainer for your brain. Beside showing

the latest research findings on what keeps a brain young. It has many suggested activities for both raising the IQ and for preventing dementia. Reading a lot and working puzzles are both on the list along with many games to play with your mind. But writing too is listed as good for the brain. It suggests writing down 5 words and then listing everything that comes to you mind with each word. I realized that this is exactly what I do when I read a quote on another’s site. I make comments about what comes to my mind as a result. Today a friend wrote this— What is there to lose? What is there to gain? If we gain something, it was there from the beginning. If we lose anything, it is hidden nearby. ~ Ryokan I was not sure what the person had in mind by this thought but suddenly it provoked some thoughts of my own. “Who is to say what lose or gain are. How many times have I thought I gained something but it turned out not so good after allM like the hybrid car that got 60 miles to the gallon but then nearly killed me when it speeded up on its own and the brakes would not stop. I had it less than a year and sold it taking a great loss, or take the time some other gal took my fellow, boo hoo. But yippee, it turned out to be the greatest blessing in all the world. I found a better guy than the one I lost. And my second thought on this quote was: In reality is not all gain and loose actually a gain if it teaches us something about ourselves or even maybe a loss, if we refuse to learn from it.The bottom line is Facebook teaches us to think, reflect, perhaps to even grow if we choose too. M and maybe it keeps the mind young. ~~Tiger Francis

Weekends with Rowe So Be It!

THE LAW IS THE LAW So " if " the US government determines that it is against the law for the words "under God" to be on our money, then, so be it. And " if " that same government decides that the "Ten Commandments" are not to be used in or on a government installation, then, so be it. I say, "so be it," because I would like to be a law abiding US citizen. I say, "so be it," because I would like to think that smarter people than I are in positions to make good decisions. I would like to think that those people have the American public's best interests at heart. BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE I'D LIKE? Since we can't pray to God, can't Trust in God and cannot post His Commandments in Government buildings , I don 't believe the Government (Federal, State and Local) and its employees should participate in the Easter and Christmas celebrations which honor the God that our government is eliminating from many facets of American life.

I'd like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter. After all, it's just another day. I'd like the " US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter as well as Sundays." After all, it's just another day. I'd like the Senate and the House of Representatives to not have to worry about getting home for the "Christmas break." After all it's just another day. I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved, if all government offices & services would work on Christmas, Good Friday & Easter. It shouldn't cost any overtime since those would be just like any other day of the week to a government that is trying to be "politically correct." In fact.... I think that our government should work on Sundays (initially set aside for worshipping God....) because, after all, our government says that it should be just another day.... What do you all think???? If this idea gets to enough people, maybe our elected officials will stop giving in to the "minority opinions" and begin, once again, to represent the "majority" of ALL of the American people. SO BE IT...........

Aunt Bertha's House

Quote For Today: Those who get too big for their britches, will be exposed in the end. Psalm 100, verse 1 reads: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. I always interpreted that to mean anything in the form of music. And it is, but it could also mean any kind words you might say to someone. If you say a kind word to someone, pay them a compliment, or tell them some good news; that is a joyful noise to them. When you're in a check-out line, with a buggy full of items, and you notice the person behind you only has one or two items, so you tell them to go ahead of you, that's a joyful noise. Sometimes you may pass someone and smile at them and say Hi, that's a joyful noise. Think about it. I had an email this week from a lady named Shirley. She wanted to know if I had any good recipes for Christmas. The first one I thought of, was Cherry- Coke Salad. It's a nice color for the Christmas season. The ingredients are: 1 large (or 2 small) box Cherry Jello, (or Raspberry, Cranberry, etc) 1 (20 ounce can) Crushed Pineapple 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese (softened) 16 ounce jar Maraschino Cherries (chopped) 1 Cup Chopped Pecans 12 ounces (or 1 and 1/2 cups) Coke cola (I use Dr. Pepper) Drain the juice from cherries and set cherries aside. Dissolve Jello in heated Cherry juice and pineapple. Stir in softened cream cheese while warm. Keepstirring until smooth. Chill just until mixture starts to thicken. Add choppedpecans and chopped cherries. Add cola last. Pour into mold or a long dish(13" X 9") and chill. You may

also decorate the top with pecan halves. Once you try this recipe, it will soon become a fav o r i t e Christmas goody.

Another Holiday favorite is TURKEY DRESSING. Ingredients are: 2 Eggs (slightly beaten) 1 Cup Milk 3 Cups Cornbread Crumbs 3 Cups Wheat bread Crumbs 1/2 Cup Chopped Onions 1/2 Cup Chopped Celery 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts (I use Black Walnuts) 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper 2 Tablespoons Sage 1/2 pound Pork Sausage Fry sausage just good & done, but not hard. Drain off grease and set aside. Beat eggs; Add all ingredients, making sure to add crumbed up sausage last. Add 3 Cups of turkey or chicken broth. Mix well. If you're going to stuff the dressing in the bird, use less broth; Otherwise, pour into long baking dish, & bake at 300 degrees, until done. Yum, Yum. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE EASTERN SKY JESUS IS COMING BACK SOON ARE YOU READY FOR HIS RETURN? Bye now, until next time, Aunt Bertha Send emails to:

T'was the night before...

T'was the night before Christmas, He lived All...alone, In a One Bedroom House - made of Plaster and Stone. I had came Down the Chimney with Presents to give, And... to see just Whom in this Home.. did live.I looked All about, a Strange sight.. I did see, No Tinsel, No Presents.. Not even a Tree. No Stocking by Mantle, just Boots filled with Sand... On the wall hung Pictures of a Far Distant Land. With Medals and Badges, Awards of All Kinds.. A sober thought - came across my mind. For... This house was Different, All Dark and Dreary... I Found the Home of a Soldier, After.. I seen it Clearly. The Soldier lay Sleeping, Silent and Alone... Curled up on the Floor, in this One Bedroom Home. His Face was So.. Gentle, the room in such .. Disorder, Not how I'd Pictured a United States ... Soldier. Is this the Hero of Whom I'd just Read?Curled up on a Poncho, The floor for a Bed? I Realized... The Families that I saw this Night,Owed.. Their lives to these Soldiers... whom were willing to .. Fight! Soon 'round the World, the Children would - play, And... Grownups would

Celebrate.. a Bright Christmas Day. We've All... enjoyed Freedom - each month of the year, Because... Of the Soldiers, Like ..the one Lying here. I couldn't help Wonder - How many Lay.. alone, On a Cold.. Christmas Eve, in a Land - far from Home. The very Thought.. brought a Tear to my Eye... I dropped to my Knees, And... started to Cry. The Soldier, awakened and I heard a Rough Voice, 'Santa, Don't Cry... This life is - my Choice! I Fight for Freedom, I don't ask for More...My Life is my GOD, my Country.. my Corps' The Soldier rolled over and Drifted to Sleep..I couldn't Control it, I continued to Weep. I wept for hours, So... Silent and Still, As we Both Shivered.. from the Cold Night's Chill. I didn't want to Leave on this Cold, Dark Night... This Guardian of Honor, So... willing to Fight! Then... The Soldier rolled over, with a Voice, Soft and Pure, Whispering...... Carry on 'Santa, It's Christmas Day.. All is Secure' One look at my watch, I knew he was Right... Merry Christmas my Friend... GOD Bless, And... Good Night! Written by 'Santa

Merry Christmas! It was magic, you believed, no matter how cold it was, you never got cold, no matter how deep the snow, you wanted to be out in it, a marvelous world, you were allowed to believe, and dream, and wish, and place your hope in a power, or person, who, in your mind, existed, that the world could not control. You woke up on Christmas morning, and glory of glories, Santa had paid you a visit. No one tried to talk you out of your magic world, you were allowed to let your mind be free. Oh, was'nt it wonderful. The magic! Thats whats missing! Our lives have been subjected, to our own personal limitations. Its OK to be content with such things as you have, but don't stop dreaming. The Bible says many of the heroes of the Faith, died, having never received their dream, but they died, still dreaming. You want to find it easier to get up in the morning, have something you are looking forward to. It will make you a different person. A merry heart does good for you, like a medicine. All because you dared to desire. It is important to talk about your dreams, that keeps them alive. Your wife, your chil-

dren, by example, help them to dream. I talk to the young people at the schools, and they can be bold to say, I want to be this, or that, whatever it is they have decided for themselves. They are not afraid to dream, to look forward, to plan. I think our job, as the adults, is to encourage them to be all they can be in life. Help them to develope their dream, help them believe there is still magic in the world. God wants to help them with the desires of their hearts. Help them to desire, to dream, to purpose, to believe, and never give up on themselves. There are no losers in the Kingdom of God, only quitters. Don't give up. I believe the greatest gift we could give to each other this Christmas, is a new spirit. Have the kind of spirit that your wife, your husband, your children, enjoy being around. Have the kind of spirit that makes the rest of the family look forward to coming home. Have the kind of spirit that makes it easier to work together as a community. Be the magic, that changes every part of the world, you touch. Carry the spirit of Christmas, as far through the New Year, as you can, dare to give, the new you, as a gift, to your family, friends, and community. Merry Christmas, Peace on Earth, through the Holy Child, Jesus.

From Chaplain Ron

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--- Church Directory ---

Good News Fellowship Church

1727 Chinquapin Grove Road

Bluff City, TN 37618 1684 Weaver Branch Pastor. Rev. Jamie Ferguson Rd. Early Service 8:45 a.m. Piney Flats, Tn. 37686 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Sunday School 1:00pm Worship Service 2:00pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm Pastor Jeff Millsaps

The Lighthouse of Prayer Christian Church 2401 Hickory Tree Road Bluff City, TN 391-7403

Morning Worship 11:00 p.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.

Fall Revival Oct. 3rd - 6th Monday - Wednesday revival times 7:00 p.m.

Rev. Eric Eggers

108 Pleasant Beach Rd. Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643 Services: 10:00 AM-11:00am 7:00pm Sunday 7:00PM-Wednesday

Rev. Bobby G. Stout, Pastor Rev. Charles A. Biggs, Outreach Minister 423-542-5462

First Christian Church

St. Paul United Methodist Church 1665 Allison Road Piney Flats, TN 37686 423-5388026

Pastor Wayne Lambert

Pastor Daniel Theiben

Sunday School 10:00am Worship Service 11:00pm Child Care Availbale during services

Sunday School 9:45am Worship 11:00am Evening 6:00pm

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30

Piney Flats United Methodist

325 Parks Worley Street Bluff City, TN 37618 423-538-7942

Ron Whitacre Minister David Norvell, Youth Minister

Bunker Hill Christian Church

P.O. Box 336 Piney Flats TN 37686

423-538-4999 Pastor Donnie Humphrey

Sunday School 9:45am Worship 10:45 Wednesday at 7pm Evening Service 6:00pm

Rev. Joseph W. Manis

You’ve got a friend at River of Life

Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist

Buffalo Christian Church

1041 Elizabeth Chapel Road Bluff City, TN 37618

Pastor: Tom Reed 423-528-6311

436 Buffalo Road Bluff City 37618


Minister: Derek Murphy 423-534-4640

SS: 9am Worship 10:am

Church of Christ

Assemblies:Wenesday 7:00pm Sunday 10 & 11am and 6pm “prove all things...” (1Thes 5:21) Free for the asking: Home Bible Study; Bible Correspondence courses via mail; (5 Lesson Video Journey through the Bible at your house or our meeting place.)

3297 Rocky Springs Rd Piney Flats, Tn 37686 Pastor Greg Lovelace

Charity Baptist Church


3020 Highway 126 Blountville 423-323-2244 Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:30am Evening Worship 7:00 pm Wed. AWANA & Youth 6:30 Wed. Prayer/Bible 7:00

Mark Smith Pastor

Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 11:00am m


PINEY FLATS PRESBYTERIAN 6140 Highway 11E (423) 538-6821 Sunday School 10:00 am Worship 11:00 am Family Fellowship dinner First Wednesday each month Rev. Scott Wise, Pastor Visit us on line at

Holston Baptist Church

Rocky Springs Missionary Baptist Church

223 County Hill Rd P.O. Box 582 Blountville, TN 37617

2401 Hickory Tree Rd, Bluff City, TN S.S. 9:45AM, Morning Worship, 11:00AM Special Speaker, Daryl Cox. Dinner will be following the Worship Service. Evening Service at 6:00PM

ebrate God’s love for us through the birth of Jesus, we invite you to be an angel to a child. Here is how you can help. Visit a local store, pick up a paper angel, and enjoy purchasing the appropriate gifts described on the tag. You can make this Christmas one they will never forget. Be an Angel. Share Christmas with a Child. You may choose an Angel at the following locations and return the gift to the same location. Make sure to include

745 Pickens Bridge Road, Piney Flats Early Service: 8:30 am Sunday School: 9:45am Morning Worship: 10:50am

Evening Worship and UMYF: 7pm Wed. Bible Zone Live for Kids: 6:30 til 8 Evening Bible Study: 7pm

Phone: 538-5940

Rev. Estel Williams

Pilgrim Independent Missionary Baptist 462 Sugar Hollow Road Piney Flats, TN

Morning Worship 11 am Sunday Services 6pm Sweet Hour of Prayer Wed. 7

Faith Community Fellowship

2601 Volunteer Parkway Bristol, TN 37620 Pastor Patrick Parham

968-3722 or 213-7205 SS 10am Worship 11am 6pm Wed. Youth club 6:30

Victory Bible Fellowship of East Tennessee

Dr. C. Dwayne Baird, Pastor 423.217-5615

Currently meeting Sundays at 10:00 AM in the lower level of Pardner’s Restaurant

Gateway Baptist Church

275 Old Weaver Pike Rd Bluff City, TN (423) 538-6193

(423) 538-7156 1000 Hendrickson Ln Bluff City, TN 37618

Piney Flats First Baptist Church

Lynnwood Christian Church

Dr. Allen Davis-Pastor

“A church grounded in the faith, through the power of love.” 100 Cherry St. Piney Flats, TN 423-538-8304


Edgefield United Methodist Church

Sunday School 10am Pastor Eddie Smith Sunday Services 11am 6pm “God Is Good All the Time” Wednesday Bible Study 6:45pm You are Invited

River of Life Church

225 Methodist Church st. Sunday School 9:45 Worship 10:45 Wed. Evening Program 5:30 Supper 538-6937 6:00 Activity

Pastor Charles Brooks

Pleasant Beach Baptist Church

Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church

Angel's info on gifts to ensure the gifts get to the correct recipient. Angel Tree Locations Johnson City The Mall at Johnson City Both Johnson City WalMart locations Elizabethton WalMart Bristol Bristol Mall WalMart K-Mart Cracker Barrel Exit 19 K-Mart- Abingdon Kingsport Kingsport Town Center (Formerly Fort Henry Mall) Both Kingsport WalMart locations Kroger

Angel Tree gifts must be re-

2577 Watauga Road Johnson City, TN 37601 Phone: (423) 928-7740 Sunday School 10:00 AM Morning Worship 11.00 AM Evening Worship 6:00 AM Wed.Bible Study 7:00 PM

turned by the following dates Elizabethton -Friday, December 10 Bristol - Sunday, December 12 Kingsport - Sunday, December 12 Johnson City - Friday, December 17 You may return your gift to the site where your Angel was adopted.For more information please contact your local Salvation Army Johnson City- 423-926-2101 Kingsport - 423-246-6671 Bristol - 423-764-6156

Our Great-great grandfathers would approve. Sunrise Baptist Church 217 Morrell Creek Rd. Bluff City (Off Hickory Tree Rd.) Dr. Roy Branson Pastor 423-366-3536

Deerlick Union Church

793 Deerlick Road Piney Flats, Tn Pastor Don Morrell

Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 11:00am Sunday Night 6:00 pm

New Hope Church Of Christ

4527 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City, TN.

Paul W. Peer, Minister 423-610-1440

Tri Cities Church of God 238 Jonesboro Rd. Piney Flats, Tn 423-612-3986 Pastor: Richard & Teresa Bawgus

Bluff City United Methodist Church 468 Cedar Street Pastor: Todd Adams 538-7822

Lick Creek Christian Church

(423) 538-8996 1172 Piney Flats Rd, Watauga, Sunday School 10:00am Morning Worship 11:00am Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Pastor Leon Butka

Center Pointe Fellowship

"Adoring, Belonging, Caring" (up the street from Fatz Cafe entrance at the corner of Bluff City Hwy) Bristol, TN 37620 (423)844-0574 Senior Pastor: David Shinault Sunday Worship @11:01 am Sunday Evening Worship @ 6:01 pm Wednesday Evening Small Group Studies @ 6:31pm

Good News Jail & Prison Ministry Sullivan County Jail Chaplain Kent Pugh 423-279-6089 Bristol, VA City Jail

Everyone is invited as Victory Bible Fel- Chaplain Tom Browder 276-645-7442 lowship of East TN will host Dr. Dallas Bivins, Associational Missionary for the Breaking the Cycle of Sullivan Baptist Association, on Sunday Crime One Life at a Time January 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Help set a record attendance on this first Sunday of the New Year! At Church this Week VBF meets in the lower level of PardFree with Church ners resturant on Hwy 11E in Piney Flats. Directory Ad!

High School/Tech Center Dual Enrollment

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Dual enrollment opportunities at the Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton (TTC-Elizabethton) for high school students in northeast Tennessee were discussed at a recent meeting held at Tennessee High School (THS) in Bristol. Among attendees, pictured from left, are Dr. Blair Henley, director of Career Technical Education (CTE); Dean Blevins, director of TTC-Elizabethton; from THS -Dave Collins, assistant principal; Miller Foutch, chair of the special education department; and Beth Brown, counselor; from TTC-Elizabethton, Terri Blevins, RN, director of the Practical Nursing training program; Patricia Roark, RN, director of online Dietary Manager and Certified Nurse Assistant training; and Mike Cole, coordinator of Student Services. By Bob Robinson on-ground course to be offered after Dean Blevins, director of the regular school hours at a location to be Tennessee Technology Center at Eliz- determined. abethton, is discussing opportunities Blevins said a new hybrid for high school students in the region to course in Applied Technology covering receive dual credit for completing train- Electricity, Mechanics, Thermodynaming courses offered by TTC-Elizabeth- ics and Fluids, topics suggested by ton. local business and industry, will soon “TTC-Elizabethton is afford- be offered by TTC-Elizabethton. The able. It has small classes that meet 30 course has 16 instructional areas that hours each week, Monday-Friday, with will be taught over a period of 15 highly-individualized instruction. Train- weeks, Blevins said. ing programs provide intense, hands“High school students recomon, competency-based and self-paced mended by the CTE Director with their training. For 2010, TTC-Elizabethton respective school system must comhas a 77 percent student completion plete an Admissions Application to enrate and an 86 percent job placement roll at TTC-Elizabethton. Course work rate,” Blevins said. must be completed during the next Meeting with representatives term, Jan. 3- April 20, 2011. We desire from Tennessee High School recently, high school students who are self-disBlevins said dual enrollment opportuni- ciplined and self-motivated, with no atties exist with online courses in Dosage tendance or disciplinary issues,” Calculation for Nurses, Nursing Trends Blevins said. & Issues, Medical Terminology, BusiBlevins said he plans to hold ness Systems Technology, Drafting and meetings with CTE Directors and staff Computer-Aided Design, Computer In- from other school systems in the region formation, and Dietary Manager, as to discuss dual enrollment opportuniwell as Certified Nurse Assistant, an ties for high school students.

Youngster writes poem about snowflake

By Greg Miller Miss MerciMae, a fifth-grade teacher, asked the youngsters in her class to write a poem that described their feelings about winter. Marcus Mason penned the following poem, which won first place in the contest. Once upon a time in the heart of the South Lived Icicle Snowflake, who had a real big mouth.“Look at me,” she seemed to say, As she gleamed and glistened with each new day. She shone in the sun and the blistering wind. Her shimmering beauty could never offend. She was sent by her maker to make people see That creation’s beauty God designed to be. “God gave me my shape; He gave me my form. “I’m very unique, but I came with the storm. “My true worth can’t be measured or weighed. “Except on the earth when a canvas I made.” “God is the artist, and He uses His paint “To make things beautiful, and also so quaint. “I’m just a mere snowflake, but He in His plan “Has a purpose for me, and a purpose for man.” “The plan for us both is to honor our maker. “All of us are to be movers and shakers. “Lifting our voices real high to the sky, “We’ll praise the Creator ‘till the day that we die.” “Your poem was very eloquent, Marcus Mason,” Miss MerciMae bragged to the class. “Thanks, Miss MerciMae,” said Marcus Mason. “I believe the Lord has given me a talent for writing poetry, and I want to use it to

honor and glorify Him.” I’m going to give you an opportunity to use that talent in your homework,” said Miss MerciMae. “From now on, I challenge you to complete all of your homework assignments in the form of poetry. For each assignment that you complete in poetry form, I‘ll add 10 points to your grade.” “Thanks, Miss MerciMae,” said Marcus Mason. “That’s very nice of you to do that.” “I just want to make sure that you really use your poetic ability as much as you can to honor God,” said the teacher. Marcus Mason used poetry to complete all of his homework assignments. History was his favorite subject, and he thoroughly enjoyed using poetry as a learning tool. In a paper about the history of America, he wrote: “Throughout our history, in God was our trust, so in our future trust Him we must.” For a current events class project, Marcus Mason wrote: “The roads are covered with ice and snow, and it’s only by faith in God we can go!” Marcus Mason realized that God was in control of everything, but he realized he was responsible for studying and doing his homework. At the top of a test paper, he wrote: “O, Dear Lord, help my mind to recall everything I’ve studied. Help me remember it all!” To contact the writer of this column about speaking engagements and/or puppet ministry, please e-mail

God Gets Me Through

By Kate Stafford It's cold! It's more than cold!! I dread seeing our electric bill this month and I'm sure a lot of other people do as well. I have to admit that when it's cold and dreary I often feel a little down and blue. No, it doesn't last very long, but still, sometimes the darkness seems to loom; those are the times I feel myself crawling into my little hole where I want to hide for a while. I want to be alone, keep to myself and wait until the sun comes out again. I used to wonder if other people get this type of depression, the kind that happened on these dreary days. Actually, after doing a little research, I found out that “SAD” or Seasonal Affective Disorder, affects around 6 of every 10 people in America. Most of them are adult women although men are affected as well. This disorder is also known as the “Winter Blues” although a small percentage of people have some type of depression in the late Spring and Summer. At least I found out I wasn't alone with this I am trying to learn how to deal with things differently . I am learning to go to my “happy place” and leave my cares there...leave them with God and NOT take them back. It is difficult for some people – like me - but I am trying to re-learn some things that I have done for over 40 years. It's a slow progress, but the Lord will get me through..He always does. Here is a poem I found that also encourages me when I get the “Winter Blues.”


Christian, when thy way seems darkest, When thine eyes with tears are dim, Straight to God thy Father hastening, Tell thy troubles all to Him. Not to human ear confiding Thy sad tale of grief and care, But before thy Father kneeling, Pour out all thy sorrows there. Sympathy of friends may cheer thee, When the fierce wild storms have burst,But God only can console thee, When it breaks upon thee first. Go with words or tears or silence, Only lay thee at His feet: Thou shalt prove how great His pity, And His tenderness how sweet. Far too well thy Savior loves thee To allow thy life to be One long, calm, unbroken summer, One unruffled, stormless sea. He would have thee fondly nestling Closer to His loving breast; He would have that world seem brighter,Where alone is perfect rest. Though His wise and loving purpose Clearly yet thou may’st not see, Still believe with faith unshaken, All will work for good to thee. Therefore, when thy way is gloomy And thine eyes with tears are dim, Straight to God thy Father hastening, Tell thy sorrows all to Him. That poem helps remind me that God can get me through even the darkest days I face. He can do that for you, too, if you'll let him. I pray each of you have a wonderful week ahead and that you all stay warm and safe. We all need to remind our children that Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Thanks for reading! Til next time,Kate

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Sean Jamison Arnold on charges of theft of property. Police say Arnold leased property from a rental business in Elizabethton, didn’t pay for it and attempted to hide the property. Police say he is wanted by other law enforcement agencies in the East Tennessee area.

Sammy Robert Mullis on charges of theft over $1,000. Police say Mullis took over $1,000 from an Elizabethton resident as a down payment for granite countertops and installation. Police say Mullis failed to provide the countertops and also failed to return the money to the victim as he promised. Mullis is also wanted by other law enforcement agencies in East Tennessee for similar practices. David Schreck in connection with using credit cards belonging to someone else at several

locations in Elizabethton. Police hold arrest warrants on Schreck charging him with two counts of identity theft. He is also wanted by other law enforcement agencies in East Tennessee area. Angela Taylor is wanted on charges of obtaining narcotics by fraud at an Elizabethton pharmacy. The investigation revealed

Taylor had been cared for by hospice and represented herself as having a terminal illness. After it was determined Taylor did not have a terminal illness, she was discharged as a patient. Taylor continued to call in prescriptions into a pharmacy saying she was an employee of hospice. Police hold an arrest warrant on Taylor charging her with two counts of obtaining controlled substance by fraud. If you know the whereabouts of these suspects, please call Elizabethton Crimestoppers at (423) 542-7474.

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The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Lady Buccaneer basketball team have joined arms with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee this holiday season to help feed the needy by collecting canned food items at selected home basketball games.

treated to an affordable evening of fun and basketball, but they are donating to a great cause during the holiday season. We had a strong turnout last month with the canned food drive against Appalachian State, but we are hoping surpass those totals and help more families in need.”

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By Rocky Davenport Richard Ensor Tournament Director is looking forward to the 28 annual Arby's Classic held each year after Christmas at Viking Hall in Bristol. Ensor took over for Coach Dale Burns who had directed the tournament for more than twenty years. Tennessee State Football Champs Greenville will play the first game in this years opener going up against Upspring Germany. Carter Counties Hampton Bulldogs plays the second game against Wasilla Alaska. On the bench helping Legend Jerry White is Mike Matheson, who was the first Carter County player to make the AllArbys team in 1983. Coach White is a member of the TSSAA Hall of Fame. White has taken the Bulldogs to the State Championship game. Local Teams in the tournament. Sullivan East with coach John Dyer just finished up one of the Patriots best years ever. They won the District and regional Championship and set a school record with 29 wins. The Patriots are fast but have lost a key playing in Jordan Cross in an early game this season. He will be out of the tournament and maybe the entire season. Tennessee High had another twenty game winning season last year and look to repeat this year. The host team has home court advantage in every game, a big place in front of nearly 10,000 people. Science Hill just like last year draws one of the most talented teams in the tournament on opening night. Southwind East which has over 1700 students and won 26 games last year. The Hilltoppers won 27 last season while playing mostly freshman and sophomores. The Hilltoppers are led by an outstanding pair of players in Shannon Hale and Jaylen Allen. Science Hill is the only three-time champ of the Arbys and the winner of this game will be the team to beat. Dobyns-Bennett, Coach Charlie Morgans Indians is always a team ready for the court. Winning 22 games last year Coach Morgan has won coach of the year honors in Tennessee and Virginia. Tyler Ailahie who was the regional tournament MVP last season returns to lead the Indians. Other teams in the tournament are Clear Creek out of League City, Texas who won 24 games last year. They played in the Arbys in 2005 and finished fourth. Columbia from Decatur, Georgia they won the Georgia State Championship last year and were ranked 23rd in the nation. The Eagles is consider one of the top teams in the tournament as they have won three state titles and made nine final four appearances. Gate City, the Blue Devils won the Clinch Mountain District last season. Jordan Potts returns from last years team along with Paul Arnold, Tyler Bird and wes Hughes. Gatlinburg-Pittman won 22 games with only eight loses last season. The Highlanders are considered one of the top 2-A teams in East Tennessee. Jose Agoato and Morrease Barber have been selected to play in the McDonald’s All American game. Hunter Huss from Gastonia North Carolina won 23 games last year and a final eight appearance. Coach Ron Bray was selected to coach the West all-Star team in 2010. No North Carolina team has ever won the Arby’s Classic. Could this be the first? Mentor High from Mentor Ohio was ranked number two in Ohio last year and won 23 games with only four losses. They return three starters from last year team that averages 80 points per game. Coach Bob Kriancic was selected coach of the year in 2010. Mill Creek from Hoschton, Georgia,

nickname the Hawks won 24 games last year and will be led by Brandon Hayman who is being recruited by Princton, Harvard, Rice and Furman. Coach Chad Rogers is a Bristol native and has watched many games in the Arby’s. Southwind High out of Memphis is considered the team to beat this year. They play some of the toughest talent in the state in Memphis teams. They are billed as “94 Feet of heat” and open up with Johnson City Hilltoppers. This will be one of the best games in the tournament, make plans to get to Viking Hall early as this game will be sold out. Sumter High, Sumpter, South Carolina, nicknamed the Gamecocks they are coming off a four year 20-game winning seasons. They played in the elite eight last year and won 21 games. Tabernacle Baptist, Freeport Bahamas will be making their 12 appearance in the Arby’s Classic. The Falcons were the National Champions in the Bahamas last year. Upspring from Ulm, Germany returns after two years off from the Arby’s. This could be the year Coach Ralph Junge takes the crown back to Germany. Wasilla High from Alaska will also be a team to watch in the Arby’s. They won in the finals of the 2009-10 Alaska 4-A State Championship and won 21 games last season. Coach Ryan Engebreten was selected coach of the year in Alaska last year. Beginning of Arbys Classic During the 1982 basketball season, the Tennessee High Vikings traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to play in the King of Bluegrass Tournament. After returning to Bristol, Coach Dale Burns discussed with then Athletic Director Bill Bingham the possibility of having a similar tournament to take advantage of Tennessee High's tremendous facility, Viking Hall. The original goals were to promote basketball in the region, and to expose the fans to outstanding players and teams in the country. The Arby's Classic has accomplished those goals and more. It has not only been a boost to basketball in Bristol and the region, it has been a boost to the area financially. Exciting teams and individual players resulting in packed houses have made the Arby's Classic one of the top high school basketball tournaments in the country. This is a tribute to Coach Dale Burn's astute selection of talented teams. Originally called the Mountain Empire Classic, the Arby's Classic has been sponsored by Arby's since it began. Don Shawl, President of Arbico East, Inc. has been instrumental in building the tournament into what it is today. His hard work in funding and planning the Arby's Classic has given the tournament that special edge in quality.

Although many local groups have assisted in the growth the tournament, no organization has given more time than the Viking Booster Club. Approximately fifty people volunteer their time with many of them taking vacations from work just to be part of the Arby's Classic.

Another group of people who have given special time to the development of the tournament is the T e n nessee H i g h Coaching Staff. The Te n n e s s e e High Staff gives up much of their Christmas vacation to assist with the tournament. Their dedication and hard work produce a class event with precision timing which appears to spectators to run effortlessly.

1991 - Patrick Henry-Roanoke 1992 - Dobyns-Bennett 1993 - Science Hill 1994 - Augusta Westside, Georgia 1995 - Science Hill 1996 - Miami Senior, Florida 1997 - Wheeler, Georgia 1998 - Northwest Christian, Florida 1999 - Science Hill 2000 - Louisville Male, Kentucky 2001 - Louisville Ballard, Kentucky 2002 - Wheeler, Georgia 2003 - Bradley Central, Tennessee 2004 - Benjamin Mays, Georgia 2005 - Brentwood Academy, Tennessee 2006 - Dr. Michael Krop, Florida 2007 - Briarcrest Christian School, Tennessee 2008 - Boyd Anderson, Florida 2009 - Memphis Melrose, Tennesse Notable players Terry Kirby Ray Allen George Lynch Ron Mercer Jumaine Jones David Harrison Peter Ramos James Stewart Jason Witten Ian Scott Michael Bush Bryant Stith David Vaughn Desmond Clark Chris Slade Curtis Staples BJ McKie Brandan Wright Mario Chalmers Udonis Haslem Tim Dantas

Much of the credit for the growth of the Arby's Classic has to go to our local media. Several visiting coaches have made mention of the tremendous coverage in our area. This is a tribute to all media-newspapers, television and radio. In addition, tournament games can be heard live on local radio stations. Through the combination of these people, the Arby's Classic has become one of the most talked about high school basketball tournaments in the country, truly living up to its name as a classic. Past winners 1983 - Pulaski High School 1984 - Daniel Boone 1985 - Sullivan North 1986 - Louisville Male, Kentucky 1987 - Patrick Henry-Roanoke 1988 - Dobyns-Bennett 1989 - Whites Creek, Tennessee 1990 - Whites Creek, Tennessee

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By Steve Lowe This will be our fourth week for Ingredients our top ten Christmas 4 slices white bread gifts for the geek per3 tablespoons butter, divided son in mind. 2 slices Cheddar cheese #4 Nintendo Wii. The Directions Wii is in our top ten 1.Preheat skillet over medium heat. again this year and the popularity Generously butter one side of a slice seems to be growing. This was the of bread. Place bread butter-sidedown onto skillet bottom and add 1 first big motion controlled video game slice of cheese. Butter a second slice console. The console features 512 inof bread on one side and place but- ternal flash memory, two USB 2.0 ter-side-up on top of sandwich. Grill ports and a slot for a SD memory until lightly browned and flip over; continue grilling until cheese is card for added memory. The console melted. Repeat with remaining 2 also comes with a new designed Wii slices of bread, butter and slice of Remote Plus Controller. The Wii cheese. comes with variety of games depending on the package you buy such as the New Super Mario Brothers, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. There are many other interactive games TO PLACE A that are available. The one thing that CLASSIFIED IN THE Local Homemade we have seen, the Wii has become NEXT WEEKS PAPER popular even for the non-diehard Candles PLEASE CALL (423) Blackberry Winter Candle gamer. It is designed for people of all 575-1767 FOR BLUFF Compnay is offer a special ages. We see it as a great alternative CITY, OR CARTER on all winter candles lines, to the sit on the couch game console. COUNTY RESIDENTS


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The Wii sells for around $199. #3 Keurig B60 Home-Brewing System. I know many may not think of this as a geek gift, however it has taken the original coffee pot to a new level. They are so simple to use. You choose your choice of coffee, tea, or coca K-Cup and the desired size. In just a few seconds, you will have your drink ready. They are currently over 70 varieties available. One of the amazing features is it can heat the water in the 48 oz reservoir in about 15 seconds. The B60 is the only model that brews 3 different sizes 5.25, 7.25 and 9.25 oz’s. This would be a great addition to the home or office. In this package 18 K-Cup variety pack is included. The B60 sells for around $140 however there are other models available. Just a reminder, all of my past articles is listed on my website. You can also become a fan on Facebook. Please feel free to contact me with questions by e-mailing me at and be sure to visit

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Elizabethton, TN 37643

(423) 542-0040

Sat. 11-8 Pizza Wings and More - $11.99 Sun. 11-4 Country Buffet Tues. 4-8 Seniors 60 + $4.56 + Tax $5.00 Wed. 4-8 Kids Night Buffet Kids eat free Thursday. 4-8 Italian Buffet with Pizza Sun. – Thur. Adult $9.11 + Tax $10.00 Kids $4.56 + Tax $5.00 Drinks Included


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Carter County Gazette 12/18/2010  

Carter County Gazette Newspaper for Carter County, Tennessee Residents

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