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Roane Sports ............................. 19 Monthly Recap

Precious Memories ................. 2 By Kay Christopher

Penny Pinchers ......................... 13 Money saving hints and tips

Bible Beat .............................. 8 & 9 Quizzes, puzzles, facts

Seen and Heard .......................... 2 By our readers

Entertainment ............................ 3 Trivia, facts, movie mistakes

Writer's Page ............................ 18 Our readers submitted writings

Aunt Hattie ............................... 12 Hurry-up recipes

According to the Almanac ......... 4 When to do what

Mother, Interrupted ................. 25 By Debra Carpenter

Obituaries ................................... 7 Monthly

Fun & Facts for Kids only ....... 14 And Adults

Business Directory .................... 31 Contact info for local businesses

Can You Find Me多 ................... 20

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The Dead Cat

Precious Memories By: Kay Christopher

Shock Theater When we were growing up in Emory Gap, and we finally got a television, Saturday night was a terror night at our house. Mama would make popcorn and we were set in our own movie theater. All us kids would lay in the floor and watch the old black and white TV to see the old, reruns of Shock Theater. On a clear night, after the outside antenna was turned just right, we could watch Channel 9 broadcast from Chattanooga. The Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, and the Werewolf were our favorites. We watched in horror as the suspense was unbearable. Other favorites were The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Thing, and the original Godzilla and King Kong,. I still have nightmares of huge monsters climbing over Walden’s Ridge and destroying everything in it’s path. When the program was over, I’d be too scared to get up and go to our bedroom. I would lay in the floor with my eyes shut so Daddy would think I was asleep. He’d pick me up and carry me to bed. I believe he knew I was really awake, but he carried me anyways. That was about 55 years ago. Funny how the smallest things make the biggest memories.



Little Tim was in the garden filling a hole when his neighbor peered over the fence. Interested in what the cheekyfaced youngster was up to, he politely asked, "What are you up to there, Tim?" "My goldfish died," replied Tim tearfully, without looking up, "and I've just buried him." The neighbor said, "That's an awfully big hole for a goldfish, isn't it, Tim?" Tim patted down the last heap of earth and replied, "That's because I couldn't get him out of your cat."

By O.I. Seenya • A big, white rooster pecking around on the pavement, making itself at home in the parking lot in front of Family Dollar and the former Piggly Wiggly in Kingston.

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• A lady calling for an ambulance because she had an infected boil. (We don’t make this stuff up.) • A school bus driver fired because he pulled a 5th grader by his coat to get him off a small child he was fighting. This same bus route has had 8 different drivers in the recent past. Sounds like problems other than the bus drivers. • The Roane County Highway Dept. crew working in the freezing cold to keep our county roads de-iced. • A senior citizen having to show ID to get some over the counter cold medicine for their grandchild.

On a crowded bus, one man noticed that another man had his eyes closed. "What's the matter? Are you sick?" He asked. "No, I'm okay. It's just that I hate to see old ladies standing." Two goldfish in a bowl talking: Goldfish 1: Do you believe in God? Goldfish 2: Of course, I do! Who do you think changes the water? Husband: Sweetheart, would you say that I'm the only man you've ever loved? Wife: Of course you are! Why do all men ask me the same silly question? A man in a pub had a hangover from the night before. Man to bartender: Can you get me something for a hangover? Bartender: What do you want? Man: Anything that's tall, cold, and filled with gin. Another drunk man: I'll hit you if you don't take that back. You are talking about the woman I married. Doctor: I think you should stop taking sleeping pills every night. You may get addicted to them. Woman: Don't be silly. I've been taking them every night now for 20 years and they haven't become a habit yet. Patient: Doctor, I have a pain in my eye whenever I drink tea. Doctor: Take the spoon out of the mug before you drink.


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More uses for Duct Tape

One of the greatest duo teams ever was The Everly Brothers. If you were around in the 50s—you’ll remember these golden oldies. How Practical joke toilet paper replacement. many of the lyric lines can you complete? Makes a good bib. Put it on your lawn and paint it All I Have To Do green. Say good-bye to mowing. I can make you mine ________________________________ Poor Jenny Mouse trap. And then some joker went and ________________________ Fly paper. Cathy’s Clown Tape your little brothers' mouths I die each time _____________________________________ shut. Wake Up Little Susie Use as vinyl flooring. The movie's over ___________________________________ Cover rust holes in your car. Let It Be Me Ashtray. Without your sweet love _____________________________ Roofing shingles. Bye Bye Love Make a clothes line. She was my baby ___________________________________ Window coverings. Bird Dog Use a roof rack on your car Hey, bird dog get away ______________________________ Take A Message To Mary for carrying luggage and other You can tell her I had to see the world __________________ items. When Will I Be Loved? Fix a broken plate. She always breaks my heart in two, ___________________ Patch a hole in your swimming Devoted To You pool. I'll never give you reason to cry _______________________ Make a swing for your kids. ANSWERS: Make a tent for camping. For the annoying mother-in-law. ...taste your lips of wine ... till he stepped in Lock people into their house, ...called the cops on the phone ... from my quail ...I hear this sound .... Or tell her that my ship set sail school, office, etc. ... it's four O'clock ... it happens every time Hold your car's bumper in place. ... What would life be? ... I'd be unhappy if you were blue

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Al Gore and Global Warming by Jerry Lemons

As the temperature plunges to below freezing and the water freezes and heating bills rise to astronomical levels, Al Gore and the global warming crowd are silent. They are crouched in their holes keeping warm. They are always silent in the winter. Come spring they'll emerge from their holes and proclaim their Chicken Little message: The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Global warming's coming! Global warming's coming! Tell that to senior citizens on fixed incomes who are having to cope with their water freezing and having to pay $200-a-month heating bills. I find it ironic that more and more scientists are abandoning the global warning theory and are facing reality: Far from global warming occurring, we are headed for an ice age. If weather patterns of the past few decades are any indication, then it is clear that the winters are growing increasingly colder. Granted, there has been an increase in the temperature in the summer, but it is far from any global warming scenario. Al Gore has raked in tens of millions of dollars from the global warming myth (and scared everyone half to death with his horror stories of global warming). But big Al's not worried. He's flying in his private jet, keeping warm, which by the way said jet is spewing tons of pollutants into the atmosphere. Isn't it ironic that Al Gore is one of the biggest contributors to so-called global warning. Gore is laughing all the way to the bank. He makes me so mad I could spit.

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according to the almanac FEBRUARY 2014

Temperature 43° (4° below avg.) Precipitation 4" (1" above avg.) Feb. 1-6: Rain, then sunny, cold; Feb. 7-11: Snow north, rain south, then sunny, cold; Feb. 12-19: Rain, then sunny, cool; Feb. 20-25: Rainy periods south; cool; Feb. 26-28: Snow north, rain south; cold.

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Begin diet to gain weight.............................1,6 Begin diet to lose weight...........................16,21 Begin logging............................................24,25 Breed Animals...........................................20,21 Castrate animals........................................26,27 Cut hair to discourage growth...................17,18 Cut hair to encourage growth.................1,2,5,6 Cut Hay ........................................................3,4 Destroy pests and weeds...............................3,4 Harvest aboveground crops..........................5,6 Harvest belowground crops.................16,24,25 Have dental care........................................15,16 Plant aboveground crops ....................1,2,10,11 Plant belowground crops................................21 Prune to discourage growth.......................22,23 Prune to encourage growth............................3,4 Quit smoking.............................................16,21 Set posts or pour concrete.........................24,25 Slaughter livestock....................................20,21 Start projects.................................................1,2 Wean animals or children...................16,21

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16 folk remedies for headaches. DO NOT TRY THESE!

1. Put leeches on your forehead. 2. Rub cow dung and molasses on your temples. 3. Tie a buzzard's head around your neck. 4. Use powdered moss as snuff. 5. Have someone else rub your head; the headache will be transferred to that person, but it will be less severe. 6. Have a relative read chapters of the Bible to you. 7. Stand on your head or spin around until you are dizzy. 8. Soak your feet in hot water to draw blood from your head. 9. Run around the house three times. 10. Ask a seventh child to blow in your ear. 11. Put a buckwheat cake on your head. 12. Rub your head with a piece of stone containing iron ore. 13. Wrap damp cloths around your head and burn scented wood. 14. Plait a handful of hair very tightly on top of your head. 15. Lean your head against a tree and have someone else drive a nail into the opposite side of the tree. 16. Tie a leather thong tightly around your head. (If this fails, you may tell your friends, "The thong is over, but the malady lingers on," which will give them headaches.)


Did you know that you can tell the temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket? It's true! Here's the formula To convert cricket chirps to degrees Fahrenheit, count the number of chirps in 14 seconds then add 40 to get the temperature. Example: 30 chirps + 40 = 70° F


Earthquake questions and answers Shake, rattle, and roll! In this short article, we answer common earthquake questions and answers to give you a basic understanding of this disruptive event. What is an earthquake? An earthquake is the movement of the Earth's crust caused by pieces of the crust suddenly shifting at faults in the Earth. What determines that an earthquake is really an aftershock? Aftershocks are earthquakes. Aftershocks do not have a precise definition, but are less intense than a mainshock (generally, the event with the largest magnitude) and occur in the same area. Any subsequent earthquake in the same area, but with less magnitude, is considered an aftershock, until activity in that area returns to normal. Aftershocks are generally caused by the "readjustment" of Earth's crust in response to a larger earthquake and occur even after very small earthquakes. Where was the largest-magnitude earthquake in the 50 states, and when was it? The strongest recorded earthquake in the United States was near Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 27, 1964. It measured a 8.4 on the Richter scale and killed 131 people. It also caused a 50-foot tsunami that traveled 8,445 miles at 450 miles per hour. This earthquake's tremors were felt in California, Hawaii, and Japan. However, the New Madrid (Missouri) Earthquake, which was not recorded, is considered by many to have been the most severe in U.S. history. This series of earthquakes started in December 1811 and lasted until March 1812. It shook more than two-thirds of the United States and was felt in Canada. It changed the level of the land by as much as 20 feet, altered the course of the Mississippi River, and created new lakes west of Mississippi and Tennessee. Because the area was so sparsely populated, there was no known loss of life.

Nail biting remedies . . .

Nail-biting often starts in childhood, and can be an extremely hard habit to break. It is said that the easiest way to stop biting your nails is to become more relaxed, as nail-biting is often associated with pressure, anxiety, or nervousness. • Put sticky tape on each finger. By the time you chew through the tape, you probably will have worked off the impulse to chew your nails. • Get a manicure at a salon, or do your own manicure. If you pay for your nails, or spend time on them, you're less likely to want to bite them off. • Most people bite their nails subconsciously. To get yourself to think about what you're doing, give yourself a small reward for every nail that grows long enough to cut.

If your nails are brittle . . . • Don't wash dishes with your bare hands. Wear dry, cotton-lined rubber gloves, available at most drugstores. • Some fingernail polishes contain formaldehyde, which can irritate skin and nails. If you think your polish is causing problems, switch to a polish that doesn't contain formaldehyde, or avoid polish altogether. • Eat Jello. Or you can mix your favorite flavor of Jello and drink it while it's still warm, if you don't feel like waiting to refrigerate it. • Drink plenty of water. If you're dry, your nails will be too. • Apply petroleum jelly to your nails at bedtime. Cover them with cotton gloves and your nails will retain more of the moisture.


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Tribute: Submit your Memorials, Dedications or just lift up those you love - FREE Little Kylie will be under going another brain surgery so please keep her in your prayers & we will update you. Thank you for all the prayers & support.

Bill Douglas would like to say thank you for every ones prayers and support. Please continue to pray for him and his wife.

In Memory of Mrs. Irene Griffin

We cannot merely pray to You, O God We cannot merely pray to You, O God, to end war; for we know that You have made the world in such a way that we must find our own path to peace within Mrs. Irene Griffin passed away January 29, 2013, and is sadly missed ourselves and with our neighbor. by her children Shirlene Freels of Sunbright, Diana and Martin Cash, We cannot merely pray to You and by son John Edward Griffin, all of Kingston. Also, by grandkids O God, to end starvation; for Stephanie and Mike Puckett, and Martin Cash, Jr. all of Kingston, You have already given us the Arron Freels, Andy and Tonya Freels, Ashley and Billy Ward. all of resources with which to feed the Sunbright Also, grandkids and great-grand kids.

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entire world, if we would only use them wisely.

“We miss you and love you.”

We cannot merely pray to You, O God, to root out prejudice; for You have already given us eyes with which to see the good in all, if we would only use them rightly.

Please continue to pray for Gail May.

We cannot merely pray to You, O God, to end despair; for You have already given us the power to clear away slums and to give hope, if we would only use our power justly. We cannot merely pray to You, O God, to end disease; for You have already given us great minds with which to search out cures and healings, if we would only use them constructively. Therefore we pray to You instead, O God, for strength, determination, and will power, to do instead of just to pray, to become instead of merely to wish, for Your sake and ours, speedily and soon, that our land may be safe, and that our lives may be blessed. 1. Fret not--because God loves you (1 John 4:16). 2. Faint not--because God holds you (Psalms 139:10). 3. Fear not--because God keeps you (Psalms 121:5).

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Walnut Hill Church's mission is reaching the lost and helping people in need.

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Dec. 29th Helen Faust Turner, 92, Rockwood Lucy Carol Shaw, 66, Kingston Mamie C. Newport, 81, Harriman Dec. 30th (Judy) Wyrick Long, 71, Rockwood Dec. 31st Anna "Sissy" Roberts, 95, Kingston Betty Sue Waddle, 66, Harriman Gregory L. Brackett, 51, Kingston Jan. 2nd Jimmy Hinds, 78, Rockwood Linda Sue Spears, 44, Harriman Jan. 4th Amanda L. Christopher, 38 Harriman Charles (Dan) Webb, 48, Rockwood Robert John Luxmoore, Coalfield Jan. 5th Glenda Hopper, 52, Oliver Springs Jan. 6th Jacky Albert Goss, 66, Harriman Jan. 7th John H. Epperson, 68, Harriman Carl Wilkerson, Sr., 85, Rockwood Ray Arley Knight, Jr., 85, Rockwood Jan. 8th Van B" Seiber, 87, Frost Bottom Jan. 9th Joan Chambers, 75, Harriman Donald Alderman, 87, Oliver Springs Jan. 10th LaTasha Lynn Smith, Harriman Archie Clendon Baker, 71, Midtown Emily Jane Helm, 88, Kingston Dwight “Ike” Brackett, 67, Harriman Jan. 11th Bud Buford Plemens, 92, Harriman Jan. 12th Eddy G. Palmer, 73, Oliver Springs Jan. 14th Joe Crossno, 75, Harriman Fay Sue Powers, 77, Rockwood Bobby Gene Thomas, 83, Rockwood Jan. 15th Authur J. McClure, Kingston (Momma Dot) Lyles, 86, Harriman Cheri Miller- Baker, 50, Rockwood April Joy Eddy Davis, 38, Rockwood Angela Fitzgerald-Snider, Rockwood

Jan. 16th Catherine Evelyn Scott, 88, Harriman James Ronnie Gilmore, 53, Harriman Shirley A. Arp Long, 75, Rockwood Riley Goodman, 90, Oliver Springs Jeff William Campbell, 54, Kingston Pat McKinney, 77, Harriman Jan. 17th Mary Clark Billings, 73, Kingston “Chuck” Maness, 51, Rockwood “Donnie” Hickey, 61, Spring City Christine A. Moffitt, 52, Kingston Roy C. Bowlin, 69, Wartburg Jan. 18th “Juanita” Burns, 95, Rockwood Jan. 19th Betty Lorene Davis, 84, Clinton Jan. 20th Homer Nokomis Parris, 83, Kingston Robert Harlin Klyce, 83, Rockwood Jan. 21st John H. Maddox, 79, Philadelphia Velma Pass, 90, Rockwood Jan. 22nd Myra H. Silvey, 86, Kingston Peggy Underwood, 62, Harriman Corey Jordan Snow, 28, Harriman Jan. 23rd Becky S. Miller, 47, Harriman Jan. 24th Melinda LaDell Smith, 43, Kingston Wanda Taylor Presley, 62, Oakdale

A coincidence is when God performs a miracle, and decides to remain anonymous."

At this time of sorrow, may these truths sustain you... Your loved one will always be as close as a memory, and the God of all comfort will always be as close as a prayer. Justin & Kay The Roane Reader


One of the most effective tricks of Satan is to make us think that just a little talk with Jesus makes it right. It simply is not true. There must be some big talks with Jesus. Long talks and regular talks too. And He must talk with us if we are to become mature and strong. Do you ever wonder if your prayers are doing any good? It's time to realize the power of prayer, the delight in a strong prayer life, and the benefits to you and to the Kingdom when you do pray. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish and you shall have it (John 15:7). Why Christians should pray: * Because prayer defeats Satan. There is a powerful, cunning, deceptive, determined, and vicious devil. He is after you personally. The first step in dealing with the devil is prayer. And lots of it. * Because prayer puts you at God's disposal. It makes you as clay in the hands of the potter. It enables you to say, Thy will be done. It brings you to the place of full surrender. Then, with Isaiah, you can say sincerely, Here am I, send me (Is. 6:8). * Because prayer puts God at your disposal. This is not blasphemy. It is a blessed truth. Of course, God is not an errand boy to jump every time you make a request in prayer. But He has yielded to us the keys of the Kingdom. The power He has is available to those He can trust with it. Notice what Jesus said: Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours (Mark 11:24). If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish and you shall have it (John 15:7). And James declared, The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective (James 5:16). When you stay on your knees before God long enough and often enough, you will lay hold of the power of God. * Because of what prayer accomplished. Much gets done when much time is spent in prayer. There is growth in grace. There are blessings like showers upon the parched land. There is Christ likeness. And there are revivals in your life. Just spend enough time on your knees so that you may walk tall and strong for Him and through Him.

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Killing Babies What can be said that hasn’t already been said about abortion? More than 55,000,000 lives have been taken in the U.S. since 1973. Babies disposed of by their mothers and their Doctors. Who is our nation? What price is our society paying for the ultimate deceit of abortion? 40 years ago, seven men on the Supreme Court decided in favor of a case presented to them from a 27 year-old, unknown, post-abortive lawyer, Sarah Weddington. That case was Roe v. Wade and, along with its companion Doe v. Bolton, it legalized abortion in all 9 months of pregnancy, for any reason, in the United States. So, what should be our goal? To bring up abortion in every conversation we can – in church, the grocery store, at school, and at the neighborhood party. To never forget about abortion, no matter how busy our lives may get or how sad or immobilized we become by this immense, overwhelming tragedy.

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

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For your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is time for romance and love to come to the forefront. Sending a message of love in a card or letter can bring joy to your beloved. Sometimes we forget to express to our loved ones know how much we care about them and appreciate them. The Bible can be a source of inspiration for romantic messages to enclose in cards and letters to make them more meaningful. The Bible is like a love letter from God to His beloved creations, making it a terrific inspiration for verses to enclose in Valentine Cards and letters of love and friendship. Enclose a Bible verse in your Valentine's greetings and in letters of love, romance and caring.

Bible Trivia

1. What disease did the Lord send upon Miriam? 2. The name of the Lord is like what place of safety? 3. With what was Jesus’ side pierced? 4. Who wrote the book of Acts? 5. What did Jesus say when the Pharisees asked why he ate with publicans and sinners? 6. How did Moses command the Red Sea to divide so the Israelites could cross over? 7. Where was Jonah when he prayed to God with the voice of thanksgiving? 8. What was Noah’s ark made out of? 9. Who brought Elijah bread and meat to eat during the drought? 10. Whose mother-in-law did Jesus heal?

The Umbrella Man

The man of the house finally took all the disabled umbrellas to the repairer's. Next morning on his way to his office, when he got up to leave the street car, he absentmindedly laid hold of the umbrella belonging to a woman beside him, for he was in the habit of carrying one. The woman cried "Stop thief!" rescued her umbrella and covered the man with shame and confusion. That same day, he stopped at the repairer's, and received all eight of his umbrellas duly restored. As he entered a street car, with the unwrapped umbrellas tucked under his arm, he was horrified to behold glaring at him the lady of his morning adventure. Her voice came to him charged with a withering scorn: "Huh! Had a good day, didn't you!"

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Look in the eyes of those you meet in life. See that little twinkle in the eyes. That's the love of God shining through them. God asks us to love one another as he has loved us. Some days it is difficult to do. However, when you remember that Jesus Christ died on the cross so that your sins could be forgiven, you can forgive and be filled with love again.

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Sam shows up at a revival meeting, seeking help. "I need you to pray for my hearing," he tells the preacher. The preacher puts his fingers on Sam’s ears and prays and prays. When he’s done, he asks, "How’s your hearing now?" "I don’t know," says Sam. "I don’t go to court till next Tuesday."

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Trivia Answers: 1. Leprosy 2. A strong tower 3. Spear 4. Luke 5. They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 6. He lifted up his rod and stretched his hand over the sea. 7. In the fish’s belly 8. Gopher (cypress) wood 9. Ravens 10. (Simon) Peter’s

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Love One Another, John 13:31-33a, 34-35

Ladies, don't forget the Look in the eyes of those you meet in life. See that little twinkle in rummage sale. It's a chance to the eyes. That's the love of God shining through them. God asks us get rid of those things not worth to love one another as he has loved us. Some days it is difficult to do. keeping around the house. Bring However, when you remember that Jesus Christ died on the cross so your husbands. that your sins could be forgiven, you can forgive and be filled with love again. Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help. C D N S O A Y E S M O T S G L O O K B S





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At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What Is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice. Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered. Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.

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Bible Quest 1. Which bird does Jesus say we have more value than? 2. In which city was David’s throne over Israel? 3. How old was Moses when he died? 4. What event did Peter, James and John witness in a mountain with Jesus? 5. Which apostle was a Pharisee? 6. The desolation of which city is described in Revelation chapter 18? 7. Which king in the Old Testament built the first temple in Jerusalem? 8. Why did Jesus say we should not “judge people”? 9. What happened to the prison keeper and his family after finding Paul and Silas released from their chains? 10. How is man “tempted”?

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10 ways to tell you’re in the wrong church

1. Everyone singing in the choir is an Elvis impersonator. 2. You must ask the pastor for the keys to the bathroom. 3. You wonder if you're attending some kind of cult when the person next to you whispers, "I'm planning an escape tonight, are you in?" 4. No more Communion cups, now everyone brings their own bottle. 5. Service was supposed to start 10 minutes ago, still you're the only one there. 6. Clearly two thirds of the congregation is wearing horizontal striped clothing. 7. The greeter gives you a big hug, then proceeds with a pat down. 8. A separate collection is taken so everyone on staff can buy new Porches. 9. The pulpit is directly behind a sheet of bulletproof glass. 10. During the summer months, the baptismal is used as a giant ice cooler.

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Bible Quest Answers

1. Matt 10:31 2. Sam 5:5 3. Deut 34:7 4. Matt 17:1 5. Acts 23:6

6. Rev 18:2 7. 2 Chr 3:1 8. Matt 7:1 9. Acts 16:33 10. Jam 1:14

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Sokushinbutsu - The Bizarre Practice of Self-Mummification Scattered throughout Northern Japan around the Yamagata Prefecture are two dozen mummified Japanese monks known as Sokushinbutsu, who caused their own deaths by way of self-mummification. A successful mummification took upwards of ten years. It is believed that many hundreds of monks tried, but only about 20 such mummifications have been discovered to date. The elaborate process started with three years of eating a special diet consisting only of nuts and seeds, while taking part in a regimen of rigorous physical activity that stripped them of their body fat. They then ate only bark and roots for another three years and began drinking a poisonous tea made from the sap of the Urushi tree, normally used to lacquer bowls. This caused vomiting and a rapid loss of bodily fluids, and most importantly, it made the body too poisonous to be eaten by maggots. Finally, a self-mummifying monk would lock himself in a stone tomb barely larger than his body, where he would not move from the lotus position. His only connection to the outside world was an air tube and a bell. Each day he rang a bell to let those outside know that he was still alive. When the bell stopped ringing, the tube was removed and the tomb sealed. After the tomb was sealed, the other monks in the temple would wait another three years, and open the tomb to see if the mummification was successful. If the monk had been successfully mummified, they were immediately seen as a Buddha and put in the temple for viewing. Usually, though, there was just a decomposed body.

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Great uses for Lip Balm

Stop bleeding while shaving. Dab on some lip balm if you nick yourself. Prevent car battery corrosion. Smear lip balm on clean car battery terminals. Lubricate a zipper. Rub along the teeth of a zipper. Lubricate nails and screws. Both will go into wood more easily when rubbed with lip balm. Shine leather shoes. In a pinch, rub balm over the leather and buff with a clean dry cloth. Lubricate drawers and windows. Run on the casters of both to make them slide easily. Prevent hair coloring from dyeing your skin. Run lip balm along the hairline before coloring your hair.

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Aunt Hattie's "Hurry-Up" Recipes

Household Hints • Olive oil can be added to bath water for a skin softener. • Old lipstick tubes, thoroughly cleaned, are great for purse-sized pill boxes or for pins. • Use a lazy Susan at bedside to enable sick to reach more items. Instead of using a spray and a streaky cloth, use only A newspaper to clean off your mirrors and windows for a streak-free finish. • Add a few drops of bleach to vase water to prevent the build-up of the slime caused by bacteria. It works just like chlorine in a swimming pool. • Coke: Remove Blood Stains from Clothing Soak the stain in coke until the stain is dissolved, then wash the clothing as usual. Wash before the coke dries, though.


HATTIE SHILLINGS This Valentine’s Day, make a delicious red desert for that someone special.

Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 ounces red food coloring 2 tablespoons cocoa (heaping) 1 cup buttermilk

2 1/4 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vinegar

(FROSTING) 3 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup butter (must be butter)

Cream shortening, sugar and eggs. Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa. Add to creamed mixture. Add buttermilk alternating with flour and salt. Add vanilla. Add soda to vinegar; blend into the batter. Apply toothpaste to scratch, then rub with a cloth until the scratch Pour into 3 or 4 greased and floured 8" cake pans. Bake at 350° for 24-30 minutes. Split layers fill and frost with the following frosting. Frosting: Add milk to flour slowly, avoiding lumps. Cook flour and is gone. Make sure the glass is clean beforehand. milk until very thick, stirring constantly. Cool completely. Cream sugar, butter and vanilla until fluffy. • Organize your earrings and prevent them from becoming entangled Add to cooked mixture. Beat, high speed, until very fluffy. Looks and tastes like whipped cream. by using spare buttons as holders for each pair. • Toothpaste: Remove Scratches from Glass

• The wall can leave unsightly chips when hammering in a nail. Prevent this by simply placing a piece of scotch tape over the area you’re going to nail. The wall will be held tighter, preventing chips from occurring. • Apple Cider Vinegar: Relieve Diarrhea

Individual Mini Cherry Cheesecake

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla 24 vanilla wafers 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling

Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into eight ounces of Mix softened cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla in bowl. Place wafer in bottom of each water to soothe your stomach. The taste may not be the greatest, but of 24 cupcake papers (in cupcake tin). Spoon in cream cheese mixture 3/4 full. Bake in 375 degree oven the antibacterial properties of the vinegar will end the unpleasantness for 15 minutes. Let cool. Top each with cherry pie filling and refrigerate for 1 hour or more. of the bowel problems. Cherry Cordial Creme Cheesecake • Mouthwash: Cure Athlete’s Foot

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Heat oven to 350. Line 9-inch round cake pan with foil, extending foil beyond the sides. Grease foil. Stir together melted butter, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs. Beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to egg mixture, beating with a spoon until well blended. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes or until cake is set. (Cake is fudgy and will not test done.) Remove from oven. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar in medium bowl. Beat whipping cream until stiff. Gradually fold into cream cheese mixture, blending well. Spread over brownie layer. Cover. Refrigerate. Use foil to lift out of pan; remove foil. Just before serving, put cherry pie filling in 5-inch wide heart shape in center of dessert. Place kisses around edge. Cut into wedges; serve with remaining pie filling.


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Good to know...

Lemons stored in room temperature conditions only last about a Mayonnaise: Remove Bumper Sticker Spread mayonnaise on the bumper sticker and let sit for at least thirty minutes. Then, rub the sticker week. But storing them in plastic bags in the refrigerator make them off with a towel, leaving a clean bumper! last four times as long. Soak sponges in water (try the dollar stores!) and then freeze them in Baking Soda: Clean BBQ Grill Mix a cup of baking soda with half a cup water to make a paste. Dip your brush into the paste and scrub zip-top bags. That's all there is to it. As the water melts, the sponge the grill. The caked on pieces and black residue will come off much quicker and using baking soda is reabsorbs it and holds it safely inside. much safer and cheaper than using cleaning chemicals. Disconnect land line if possible: Unless you have small kids in the house or older people to take care of, it is more than likely that you Olive Oil: Shaving Cream The smoothness of the oil can replace the need for shaving cream, and it also provides great moisture. will be able to survive with only the mobile phones and can get rid of the land line. Two glasses of water: Cure Headache Water is the cure to most common headaches. To make the headache go away quickly, drink two cups Here's the best way to make sure your spuds last. Potatoes don't need of water very quickly. to be refrigerated and should ideally be stored in a dark environment at about 45 - 50-degrees. At warmer or more humid temperatures, Cheerios: Relieve Pain from Poison Ivy, Chickenpox and Sunburns they have a tendency to start sprouting or going bad. Pound one to four cups of Cheerios into a powder and add to your bath to soothe your skin while you soak. You may not feel relief while in the tub, but you will soon after. Instead of just picking up the ordinary brand of an item you buy, try out the store brand or generic version of the item. Likely, you’ll Whipped Cream: Remove Gum from Hair discover the store brand is just as good as the name brand – the only There are many remedies for removing gum from hair, but this is a lesser known one. Give it a try rather difference between the two, often, is the marketing. Once you’re on than peanut butter the next time you’re in need. board the generic train, you’ll find your regular grocery bill getting Brown Sugar: Facial Scrub smaller and smaller. A scrub is good to do about once a month to remove dead skin and bacteria built up in pores and remove Use grocery store bags to line trash cans: This may not work if you excess oil from the skin. Brown sugar does just as well as expensive products and will definitely result use a massive trash can but we use a small sized one for which the in a clearer and smoother complexion. grocery bags are a perfect fit. Use “junk mail� envelopes. Most everyone receives junk mail and a lot of time’s this junk mail includes a return envelope. Keep these and use them the next time you have to mail something. Use hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach in your laundry. It is safe for colored items and works like magic. It is not damaging to septic systems like bleach, either.

Oatmeal Soap Recipe If you have leftover soap slivers in the bathtub or sink, you can recycle them into this yummy new soap! Oatmeal has proven moisturizing benefits. • Gather these ingredients: 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup small soap pieces, 1 and 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil, 1 tablespoon water • Put the soap slivers in a plastic bag and pound them into small chunks. • Put chunks in a blender, add the oatmeal and pulse until grainy. • Pour into a bowl and add the oil and water. • Mix with your hands, removing any remaining bigger chunks of soap. • Shape the mixture into a ball and let sit until hard, about two hours. • Be sure to wash the blender thoroughly to remove the soap residue.

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Fun in the snow

Ice Maker When the temperature drops below 32 degrees, blow bubbles and watch them freeze on the wand. Snow Graffiti Give kids spray bottles full of water that's tinted with food coloring to decorate the white canvas in your backyard. Tic-Tac-Snow Two players go for the championship in this classic game. Use crisscrossed sticks and pinecones as game pieces. For the Birds String cranberries, popcorn, and cereal onto fishing line for a garland to attract and nourish your feathered friends. Ice and Easy Freeze colored water into ice cubes, then hide them around the yard for a wintertime scavenger hunt. Frosty Toss Have a snowball-throwing contest! Make a target by creating a bright circle in the snow with colored water in a squirt bottle. Build a Fort Build a fort. Use sand buckets, loaf pans, and cut-up empty milk cartons to make a cool snow castle. Go Tubing Beach toys aren't just for sand. Have your kids sit in inner tubes and then race to the finish line using just their feet. Practice Your Pitch Paint a bull's-eye target on a piece of cardboard, giving each colored ring a point value. Attach it to a tree, and keep score as the kids try to hit the target with snowballs.

Happy Birthday Kay Pickard Edmonds Feb. 27th

Believe it or not

The Mother of All Tornadoes The fastest wind speed ever recorded—318 miles an houroccurred during a tornado near Oklahoma City in 1999. Scientists classify tornadoes by the damage they can do. A tornado with wind speeds of 70 miles an hour can sweep away entire houses and hurl cars through the air like missiles. But a tornado with wind speeds of more than 300 miles an hour has the power to derail train cars, tear grass from the ground, and even rip pavement from the street.

Roane and Loudon Counties Early Head Start/Head Start/PreK Mid-East Head Start is taking Childrens' Applications for the 2013/2014 Program Year Head Start is an early childhood federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to five from income eligible families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. We also serve pregnant women and their families

To complete an application or to get information please call the Head Start Admin office at 865-376-2308 Monday-Thursday Phone 865-376-2308 865-882-0808 865-882-8737

Question and answer session: Why is the sky blue? The blue color in sunlight is scattered by the atmosphere. Light travels in waves made up of many colors from the sun. Each color has a unique wavelength. Blue (and violet) light have the shortest wavelengths. When the different colors of light pass through the atmosphere they hit small water droplets and bits of dust which react to the light and they send the shorter rays of blue and violet light toward the ground and your eyes. We see blue and not violet because our eyes are more sensitive to blue and so the sky appears blue.

Why do people yawn?

No one is really sure. Doctors do not completely understand why people (or animals) yawn. There is no hard evidence to suggest that yawning only occurs because a person is tired or bored. There is also no scientific evidence to support that a yawn will occur because we see someone else yawning, though most of us have seen this happen. The explanation taught to doctors, is that we yawn when oxygen levels in our lungs are low. The theory is that your brain sends a Dodge Balls signal to the body to yawn to get more air into the lungs. But, there About 1,000 years ago hundreds are still some mysteries about yawning. For example, fetuses can be of people were mysteriously observed yawning in the womb; but we know the fetus does not use killed in the Himalaya. A recent its lungs to gather oxygen. investigation concluded that Why does the month of February only have 28 days? they were caught in a hailstorm Augustus Caesar stole one of its days to add to August. Our calendar that dropped chunks of ice the was first used in 46 BC during the time Julius Caesar was the size of baseballs on the victims' leader of Rome. The new "year" was based on the time it took for heads at more than 100 miles an the earth to rotate once around the sun which was 365 days and hour. Hail is formed in storms six hours. Months were all either 30 or 31 days and to take care of when raindrops are carried into the 6 hours every fourth year (leap year) an extra day was added. extremely cold areas of the February was chosen to have the extra day and so was originally atmosphere by powerful vertical 29 days for each of the three years and 30 on the leap year. Besides winds. The longer the tiny specks creating the calendar the names of the months were decided during of ice bounce around in the wind, Julius Caesar's time. July was named for Julius himself. August was the bigger they become. When originally called "Sextillius" or sixth month in Latin and had only 30 the clumps of ice grow too big days. Later when Augustus Caesar succeeded his uncle and became for the wind to hold up, they fall the Emperor of Rome "Sextillus" was renamed "August". Since the to the ground as hail. Romans did not want their Emperor to appear less important than his uncle they added a day to August and "stole it" by subtracting a day from February.

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Soothe a burn on the roof of your mouth from hot pizza. To coat the lesion, fill your mouth with whipped cream and press it gently against the roof of your mouth with your tongue. Repeat if necessary. Hey Kids! Do you have a favorite poem or short story you’ve written? Send it to us at 197 Shady Dr. Harriman, TN 37748, and we’ll print it in The Roane Reader.




School days

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Too much homework? Here’s a plan

Nate: Why was school easier for cave people? First, be sure you understand the assignment. Write it down in Kate: I don’t know, why? Nate: Because there was no your notebook or day planner if you need to, and don't be afraid to ask questions about what's expected. It's much easier to take a history to study! minute to ask the teacher during or after class than to struggle to Chad: Why do magicians do so remember later that night! If you want, you can also ask how long the particular homework assignment should take to complete so Roane County Skating Center and The Roane Reader have joined well in school? you can budget your time. Josh: I don’t know. Why? forces to provide recognition to some area readers. Each month we will be recognizing the best readers from every class in partici- Chad: They’re good at trick Second, use any extra time you have in school to work on your pating area schools. Each student will receive two free passes for questions. homework. Many schools have study halls that are specifically skate night and be listed in The Roane Reader. If your school is Jacob: Why was the teacher designed to allow students to study or get homework done. It's interested in participating in this program please contact: Jennifer Thompson at or (865) wearing sunglasses to school? tempting to hang out with friends during study periods or unstructured time, but the more work you can get done in school, the less 705-8955. Teachers must have there readers in by the 20th of each Leonard: Why? you'll have to do that night. Jacob: She had bright students! month.


What Makes You a Great Student? Ever wonder what teachers think of you? Well, we asked. More than 3,500 teachers took our "What makes a great student?" poll. Here are the top 3 things teachers say make students stand out: The student is willing to try his/her best every day. The student is willing to ask questions when he/she doesn't understand. The student is polite and respectful to the teacher. So teachers aren't that different from you: You want teachers to present information in an interesting way; teachers want you to be interested and engaged. You want teachers who treat you with respect; teachers want students who do the same.

Praying For a Brother A small boy wanted a baby brother, so his dad suggested he pray every night for one. The boy prayed earnestly, night after night, but his prayers seemingly weren’t answered. After a few weeks, he didn’t bother to ask any more. Some months later, his dad said they were going to see Mom in the hospital, and he was going to get a big surprise. When they got to the room, the little boy saw his mother holding two babies. “Well, what do you think about having twin brothers?� his dad asked. The little boy thought for a moment, and replied, “It’s a good thing I stopped praying when I did.� Remember that God will answer our prayers. On His time and in His way. --phil adams, jr.




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Joe: What’s the king of all school These places may have worked when you were younger and your assignments didn't require as much skill and concentration. But now supplies? that you're older, a bedroom, study, or any other room where you Moe: I don’t know. What? can get away from noise and distractions is the best place to get Joe: The ruler. homework done. But don't study on your comfy bed — opt for a Teacher: Class, we will have desk or table that you can set your computer on and is comfortable only half a day of school this to work at. It doesn't need to be large, just big enough to spread out your stuff. morning. Class: Hooray! Teacher: We will have the other Third, pace yourself. If you don't finish your homework during school, think about how much you have left and what else is half this afternoon. going on that day, and then budget your time. Most high-school Stevie: Hey, Mom, I got a students have between 1 and 3 hours of homework a night. If it's a heavy homework day and it seems like you've got an assignment hundred in school today! in every subject but gym and lunch, you'll need to devote more Mom: That’s great. What in? Stevie: A 40 in Reading and a 60 time to homework. It's a good idea to come up with some kind of homework schedule, especially if you are involved in sports or in Spelling. activities or have an after-school job. What kind of school do you go to if you’re‌ ‌an ice cream man? Sundae school. ‌a giant? High school. ‌a surfer? Boarding school. ‌King Arthur? Knight school.

Public Stargazing

FEBRUARY 4th & 18th - 7 pm Tamke-Allan Observatory, Harriman

Johnny: Teacher, would you punish me for something I didn’t do? Teacher: Of course not. Johnny: Good, because I didn’t do my homework.

Every 1st & 3rd Saturday all year long. Public is welcome!

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Amateur astronomers come to Tamke-Allan Observatory the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month all year long, inviting the public to join them to observe the stars.

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Aspirin – more than a headache reliever


The main ingredient of aspirin, which is found in plant extracts such as willow bark, has been used for centuries as a pain reliever. In the late 1800s, a chemist synthesized a form of the compound, called acetylsalicylic acid, that was well tolerated in people and is found in aspirin tablets today. In addition to relieving pain, the drug may have a number of other effects on the body. Here are five facts about aspirin: Taking a low dose of aspirin daily may reduce the risk of heart attacks. That's because aspirin prevents cells called platelets from clumping together inside blood vessels. Platelet clumping is essential to repair wounds, but clots that are too large can block blood vessels and prevent blood flow, leading to a heart attack. This risk of blood clots is higher for people with atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup in the arteries. The American Heart Association recommends daily, low-dose aspirin for people at high risk for heart attack, or who have survived a heart attack. However, people should speak with their doctor first about whether daily aspirin is right for them, AHA says. Aspirin can have side effects, including an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, that need to be weighed against the benefits of taking the drug. Taking aspirin may increase the risk of tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. The risk is more likely among those taking high doses of aspirin (eight to 12 tablets a day) Studies have found a link between taking regular aspirin and a reduced risk of cancer, particularly colon cancer. One study published in 2011 found that taking two aspirins a day lowered the rate of colon cancer by 63 percent among people at high risk for colon cancer. Another study published last year found that daily aspirin lowered the risk of death from cancer. Aspirin blocks cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, which are produced naturally by the body, and are also produced by some precancerous tissues, according to the National Cancer Institute. Despite growing evidence linking regular aspirin use with a reduced risk of cancer, the drug is not yet recommended as a way to prevent cancer. Children who take aspirin may be at an increased risk of Reye's syndrome, a rare condition characterized by sudden brain damage and liver problems. Symptoms can include prolonged vomiting, confusion and seizures. The condition has occurred in children who were given aspirin when recovering from the flu or chicken pox. Although aspirin is approved for use for children older than 2, it should never be given to kids who are recovering from the flu or chicken pox, according to the Mayo Clinic. Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NAIDS) drugs, are not recommended during pregnancy, particularly in the last trimester. Because aspirin affects blood clotting, it may increase the risk of bleeding in the mother or fetus, according to the Mayo Clinic. NSAIDS may also affect the ability of a blood vessel in the baby's heart to close, the Mayo Clinic says.

All I have to do is dream...

You can linger in a dream after waking. Have you ever woken up from such a beautiful, perfect dream that you wished you could go back to sleep to soak it all up (you know, the dream about George Clooney?)? You can! Just lie still—don’t move a muscle—and you can remain in a semi-dreamlike state for a few minutes. The best way to remember your dreams is to simply stay put when you wake up. “Remain in the position you woke up in, because that is the position you were dreaming in. When you move your body, you disconnect yourself from the dream you were just in seconds ago.” The most common dream? Your spouse is cheating. If you’ve ever woken up in a cold sweat after dreaming about your husband’s extramarital escapade with your best friend, you’re not alone. The most commonly reported dream is the one where your mate is cheating. A survey of more than 5,000 people, found that the infidelity dream is the nightmare that haunts most people—sometimes on a recurring basis. It rarely has anything to do with an actual affair, she explains, but rather the common and universal fear of being wronged or left alone. You can have several--even a dozen dreams in a night. It’s not just one dream per night, but rather dozens of them, say experts—you just may not remember them all. We dream every 90 minutes throughout the night. with each cycle of dreaming being longer than the previous dream. It is estimated that most people have more than 100,000 dreams in a lifetime.

Baby, it’s COLD outside…

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The Roane Reader proudly presents THE WRITER'S PAGE

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year By: Cora Handschke When I was a young girl, I spent lot of time at some folks farm. They were friends of the family, they were childless, and made their home welcome to many children who would visit. On their farm there was cows, Draft horses, riding horses and ponies. Among enjoying these animals I loved to go gather eggs and make friends of the chickens. This loveable couple would tell stories that kept me on the edge of my seat. Some were real, some things they told held a hint of superstition. The times I spent there are in a special place in my memories, and in my heart. This couple was like the Grandparents-that I never knew. They told me of a story they heard, they said that the animals in the barn would kneel down in honor of Jesus birth. They told me that it would happen at midnight Christmas eve. I was about 10 I guess and wanted to see this special Christmas mystery happen with my own eyes. I set an alarm clock so I would wake up and get dressed up warm and go out side. l left the house about 10 minutes before midnight. I walked slowly to the barn. The snow crunched under my shoes. I thought "I hope it don't make to much noise, the animals will hear me coming, and spoil the moment. I began to walk slower, I wanted my timing to be just right, not to soon or to late. As I got closer to the barn I stopped in mid-stride and listened to the sounds I could hear coming from the barn. At that time we had some milk cows, young-stock in pens. There were some riding horses, a family of cats, a dog and a few Banty chickens. (Today looking back I guess I wondered how those chicken!) would kneel and bow, I figured they had their own way of it?) As I paused to listen, I heard the cow stanchions creak. I could hear the chewing of cuds, the horses a blowing sound, low moo murmuring from the pens. I reached up to open the latch on the barn door, I stood very still, I was holding my breath, listening. I was contemplating what I was about to witness, my hand still on the latch. I had the picture in my own mind of what it would look like. Now that I have you on the edge of your seat, I must say, l couldn't do it. I did not go in the barn that long-ago Christmas eve. I said to my self, let it be a mystery. Maybe I worried that going in the barn would mean some bad luck for me! As I walked back to the house still wondering about that Christmas mystery, I looked up at the stars, I thought I could see a bright star in the east. l hurried back to the warmth of my bed and dreamed about Christmas morning. Perhaps you have some special memories like these that bring great comfort and enjoyment when you think about them or re-tell them. I think it is the very best way to relive some Christmas-past. May all your happy memories bring a feeling of warmth and happiness this Christmas. I hope you enjoy the Holidays as you make new memories, to hold close to your heart.


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By: Katie B. Randolph When you left me so sudden, God said He'd give grace so He sent a blue bird to me in your place. He came a few days after we laid you to rest sat high on the flag pole for he had no nest. He was there every morning when I arose from my sleep it was almost as though he had a right to keep. He would fly to my door three times everyday seemed he needed to see me before he flew away. I became so accustomed to his presence here he brought me such joy and took away all my fear. For nine long months after you went away the blue bird visited me everyday. He sat on that flag pole till the shadows drew nigh until one morning when he heard me cry. I cried out, "Oh Lord! Bring my husband back home my heart is breaking and I'm so alone!" Then I heard the blue bird fly to the door when I opened the blinds he came two times more. He looked in at me as if he wanted to say "You're not alone I'll help you get through the day." Then God reminded me of the number three in the Bible represents the Trinity. The blue bird was here because I needed to see there was nothing to fear, God is always with me.

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Valentine's In God's Sight Valentines day has come and gone, those that were happy on that day, are now alone. Some received chocolates tied with a red bow, now it's gone with nothing to show. Some received flowers so pretty and bright, It seems like they wilted over night. Someone became engaged on that special day, now their love has faded away. Some had a phone call from a special friend, . just to say I love you and then, It made you so happy to know that they cared, and the special friendship they shared. It was just another day gone by, for some to sit at home all alone to weep and cry. Isn't it strange how holidays affect each one, since that day has come and gone. We are all valentines in God's sight, He loves us every one with all His might, He's better than chocolates tied with a bow, He loves his children and lets them know. Give of yourself to someone today, It's more lovelier than a bouquet. Don't wait till another year, to bring someone you love, a smile, some hope, and cheer.


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Randy Ellis Sports Director for RoaneSports with Zach Melton as he tries to shoot a half court shot for a chance to win $50 for his self and $50 for Rockwood High Schools athletic fund. He missed the shot but was rewarded with 2 tickets to Death By Chocolate at Roane State in Feb.

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Why God!


THE PHANTOM (Can You Find Me¿)

Me: God, can I ask You a question? God: Sure Me: Promise You won't get mad God: I promise Me: Find this place and WIN a years subscription to The Roane Reader Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do you mean? Me: Well, I woke up late ALL CORRECT ENTREES WILL BE ENTERED God: Yes Me: My car took forever to start God: Okay Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & INTO A SECOND CHANCE DRAWING. I had to wait God: Huummm Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call Go to God: All right Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, EMAIL(optional) and PHONE NUMBER. massager & relax. BUT it wouldn't work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that? God: Let ANSWERS MUST BE VERY SPECIFIC!! me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that Me (humbled): OH GOD: I didn't let your car start because Entrees that fail to provide all this information will not qualify! there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road. Me: (ashamed) God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work. Me (embarrassed):Okay God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered. Me (softly): I see God God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark. Me: I'm Sorry God God: Don't be sorry, just learn to Trust Me.... in All things , the Good & the bad. Me: I will trust You. God: And don't doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan. Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today. God: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children...

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Helpful Hints Remove wrinkles in pants. Here's a quick fix. Toss your wrinkled pants into the dryer along with a clean, wet sock and a sheet of fabric softener. About five minutes on low heat ought to get the kinks out. Protect your ears. When you don't have earplugs, roll up toilet paper, dampen it slightly, then stick it into your ears. Unmist glass of watch. Turn it over and wear glass next to skin. Books. Do not place them tight against wall; leave small gap for air to circulate. If pages are torn, smear lightly with white of an egg, leave book open to dry.

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Clean stained pillows One of the most common reasons why pillows can turn yellow is sweat. Even when you’re sleeping your body continues to sweat to keep your body at a comfortable temperature. Depending on the type of fabric your pillowcase is made from, sweat can seep through the fabric. As the sweat dries, it can leave a yellow stain on the pillow. Even if you use pillow COVERS underneath your pillow CASES, the yellowing can still occur. • HOT HOT HOT water • 1 cup of laundry detergent • 1 cup bleach • 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent • 1/2 cup borax Not only did the whole pillow-washing process turn out to be much easier than anticipated, it worked like a CHARM! • Check the care label to confirm that your pillow (down or synthetic) can be machine washed – most can be. • Remove the pillow case and any pillow protector • Fill the washing machine about 1/3 full with HOT water (best I even added a couple of pans full of boiling water). • Add all the ingredients in the Miracle Laundry Whitening Solution (or, if you’re just looking to wash your pillows, add your detergent now) then start the machine and allow it to agitate for a few minutes to makes sure all the detergent dissolves before adding the pillows. • Once the detergent is dissolved, add the pillow(s), and then allow the washer to fill the rest of the way with HOT water. I washed two pillows at a time, which helped balance the load when it came time for the spin cycle. Agitate the pillows for several minutes, then turn the pillows OVER to allow the top side to get the full effect of agitating in the HOT water. Agitate for several minutes more.

The following quotes were taken from Electronic Medical Records dictated by physicians.

The patient has no past history of suicides. The patient refused an autopsy. She slipped on the ice and apparently her legs went in separate directions in early December. By the time he was admitted, his rapid heart had stopped, and he was feeling better. Patient has left his white blood cells at another hospital. On the second day the knee was better and on the third day it had completely disappeared. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year. The patient has been depressed ever since she began seeing me in 1983. The patient's past medical history has been remarkably insignificant with only a 40 pound weight gain in the past three days. The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed. The patient expired on the floor uneventfully. The patient left the hospital feeling much better except for her original complaints.

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Smoky Mountain Speedway 2014 Race Schedule By: John Griffin

Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville has announced it’s schedule for 2014. The track will host all 3 major tours this season. The track will start off on March 6th, 7th, and 8th with practice on March 6th for all divisions. The National Dirt Racing League will race on March 7th, paying $7,500 to win and March 8th, paying $12,500 for a $20,000 weekend. The Ray Cook Spring Nationals is set to roll off on Saturday, March 19th. With the Southern All Stars, Saturday, April 26th. Also, on the schedule will be a return visit of the World of Outlaw Series and also 1st time ever the Lucas Oil Late Model District Series. The track has worked hard to put the schedule together for 2014.

Great use for old tires Tires can be used to create retaining walls to stabilize an earth bank. When using them for this purpose, begin by laying a level course of tires. Fill these tires completely with sand, soil, or gravel. Try to eliminate any holes or pockets in the tires that might provide a haven to vermin like mice or rats. Atop the first course of filled tires, add another row, positioning them one-quarter to one-third of the way back on the first course. This will give the wall some slope and add stability. Also, place the tires with staggered joints, that is, in bricklayer-fashion. That will add a lot of stability as well. Once several courses of these rubber building blocks are in place, the wall should be very solid and immovable. If you choose to, remove the upper sidewall of each tire before you put it in place, and fill it with soil. Not only will it make filling the tires easier, but it will also make space available to place some ground cover plants that can grow and cover the wall. You may consider even setting strawberry plants in the spaces.

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30 Questions to ask yourself 1. If you had all the money in the world but still had to have some kind of job, what would you choose to do? 2. What do you regret most so far in life? 3. What small thing could you do to make someone’s day better? 4. What impact do you wait to leave on the world? 5. When was the last time you tried something new? 6. What life lesson did you learn the hard way? 7. What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago? 8. If you could talk to someone in Heaven. What would you ask? 9. What is the difference between living and existing? 10. If not now, then when? 11. Have you done anything lately worth remembering? 12. If you had to teach something, what would you teach? 13. What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life? 14. Is stealing to feed a starving child wrong? 15. What lifts your spirits when life gets you down? 16. Have you ever regretted something you did not say or do? 17. Why do we think of others the most when they’re gone? 18. Is it more important to love or be loved? 19. If a doctor gave you five years to live, what would you try to accomplish? 20. Can there be happiness without sadness? 21. Is there such a thing as perfect? 22. What does it mean to be human? 23. Are you happy with yourself? 24. Can you think of a time when impossible became possible? 25. How do you spend the majority of your free time? 26. How have you helped someone else recently? 27. What did you learn recently that changed the way you live? 28. What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you? 29. What will you never do? 30. In your lifetime, what have you done that hurt someone else?

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Spray the joint with shaving cream. Or rub soap along hinges. Or lubricate the hinges with furniture polish.

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Surprising Things You Can Do With Coffee Grounds

Cats and Coffee Don’t Mix Keep the neighbors cats out of your garden by sprinkling orange peels and coffee grounds around any plants they’re attracted to. Like a Starbucks in Your Chimney Make cleaning your fireplace easier by sprinkling dampened used coffee grounds in the fireplace before cleaning. It will weigh down the ash and eliminate clouds of dust. Plus, it will just smell nice. Get Creative Make a sepia dye with old coffee grounds by soaking them in hot water. Use the dye for fabrics, paper, or even Easter Eggs. New Car Coffee Smell Make an air freshener for your car out of old coffee grounds by cutting the leg off of an old pair of nylon stockings. Dump a bunch of coffee grounds inside, then add about two drops of vanilla extract into the mix, and tie the leg off. Fill your flower bed You can use your old coffee grounds as mulch for plants that love acid, like roses, azaleas, rhododendrons, evergreens, camellias, and hydrangeas. Instant Snail Repellent No matter how good your soil is, though, if you have snails or slugs in your garden, your flowers aren’t going to grow. So use old coffee grounds to poison—er—magically remove them from the area. Ants Prefer Decaf You can also sprinkle coffee grounds around ant mounds to deter them. Deodorize your fridge. Sprinkle used coffee grounds inside, or just put the whole used filter, grounds included, in an old margarine or butter dish. Vitalize your hair Brunettes and dark redheads can benefit from rinsing their hair in coffee to rejuvenate their color. Just steep your used grounds in two cups of hot water and then rinse this through your hair. Coffee-Off Dry Skin Exfoliating with coffee grounds can help stimulate blood flow, promoting healthier and tighter skin. Just add mineral oil or vitamin E oil to old coffee grounds and apply it to your skin. A Healthier Way to Tan To rejuvenate your summer tan without harming your skin in the sun, just add a cup of water to your old coffee grounds and boil them. Once it is cool, rub it all over your body, soak it in for about 15 minutes, and then rinse off. The Cheapest Facelift Ever Mix a quarter cup of coffee grounds with one egg white, and then spread the mixture over your face. Once it is dry and flaky, rub the mask off and rinse your face. Voila—a tighter face.


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Other uses for different items

Tarps You can make a fun teepee or even a sweat lodge out of old tarps. Automobile Tires Make a tire swing or lay it on the ground and fill it with dirt for a flower garden. They make great bumpers too. Shower Liners You can use liners for drop clothes or to cover outside lawn furniture. Cardboard Boxes You can cut cardboard boxes into manageable flat pieces and use them to cushion breakable things. I also like using them for file dividers in the old file cabinets. Prescription Bottles Fruit Snacks - Pack healthy, dried apricots, cranberries, prunes or raisins in empty plastic prescription bottles for bag lunches. (Be sure to warn children that not all contents of plastic prescription bottles are readily edible, to prevent them from consuming actual medications.) Colorful Hard Candy Wrappers This is one of my favorites, you can make a candy wrapper wreath out of wrappers. You take a foam craft ring, and flattened candy wrappers and a crochet needle. And then take one candy wrapper, place the crochet needle tip in the middle of the wrapper and poke the wrapper right into the craft foam. Do this until the whole wreath is covered with candy wrappers. Add a nice ribbon bow and you have a beautiful wreath for any wall.

...Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister. ...In 1825, Upper Peru became Bolivia. ...The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado. ...The Michelin man is known as Mr. Bib. His name was Bibendum in the company’s first ads in 1896. ...Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible. ...You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206. ...Jamaica has the most churches per square mile than any other country in the world. ...In 1859, 24 rabbits were released in Australia. Within six years the population grew to 2 million. ...When the Titanic sank, 2228 people were on it. Only 706 survived. ...The electric chair was invented by a dentist. ...The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. ...A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a four foot tall child inside. ...Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees. ...Clouds fly higher during the day than the night. ...Between 1902 and 1907 the same tiger killed 436 people in India. ...Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars’ food or not. ...The human brain is about 75% water. ...A group of kangaroos is called a mob. ...Ever wonder where the term Work Smarter…Not Harder originated? Allan F. Mogensen, the creator of Work Simplification, coined the phrase in the 1930′s. The 1990′s equivalent term is probably Business Process Reengineering. ...A woodchuck breathes only 10 times in hibernation. ...The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper. ...The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.” ...Michigan was the first state to have roadside picnic tables. ...$283,200 is the absolute highest amount of money you can win in one game of Jeopardy.


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By: Ray Collet

Hello Readers, My dear friend Pelea Meadow (Class of 1944) sent me a letter a few days ago, helping tide me over with a column. I can always count on Pelea. She wrote me about her "tobacco" experiences of her childhood. Pull up a chair, and join me in reading about Pelea's remembrances of: SMOKIN', DIPPIN',CHEWIN', AND SPITTIN' Remembrances of all these habits of people (and kids who tried them) in my long agos, bring back smiles. The folks, I think about, tried some or all of these "flamorour" habits and suffered for it ! At least, I did. The amazing thing that happened was that I don't recall any of the kids "taking up" these nasty habits. My stories on chewin' and dippin' are short and bitter so they will be first. Grandpa Peters chewed and spit into a can. I did it only once, forgot to spit, swallowed, and after the room, bed and whole world stopped spinning around, I left the rest to Grandpa. I don't know whether my brothers and their friends ever tried this because they never told. My try at dippin' was a little more complicated. The names have been changed in this story for obvious reasons. When I was about seven years old, two older girls, "Jane" and "Willie",decided to teach me to "dip". Of course my mother, despising snuff and tobacco of any kind, never knew that I had 'sneaked off" and was eagerly awaiting my first "dip" on the girls' back porch. They had enlisted the help of a little neighbor girl, "Jessie" to steal the golden aromatic powder from her mother's little tin box. Now, just as they had a big "dip" ready, I pulled out my lower lip and just as the snuff touched it, I took a deep breath and WHEW!!! Snuff, spit and everything else in my lungs came flying out all over them as I fell into a fit of coughing and choking. Well, "Jane" and "Willie" thought I was dying, and knowing right from wrong, started trying to get "Jessie', who stole the snuff, to get on her knees to ask for God's forgiveness for doing a terrible deed. Of course, "Jessie" was about eight years old and could not comprehend the situation. However, when I recovered, I hightailed it home as fast as my legs could carry me. "Jane" and Willie' were remorseful and did not let all this end here. They kept prying on their back steps that "Jessie " would get on her knees. "Jessie" would NOT get on her knees. When the prayers got louder, and louder, so one by one, neighbors came to see why the girls were loudly crying and prying and trying to get "Jessie" on her knees. By dark, around 8 or 9 PM, there was a crowd of 25 to 30 or more onlookers and it was getting quite loud. My mother took me by the hand and walked up the road to see what all the commotion was about. People were crying and praying and then someone decided that they needed a preacher to come and try to get the Holy Ghost to come down on "Jessie" to get her on her knees. The preacher came, threw her arms shaking into the air and called upon the Holy Ghost. Some of the bystanders did the same. I was scared half to death, so mama took me home in a hurry. To this day, I don't know what happened there that night. What I do remember is that I never went back there and never took another "dip". I would like to think that I had a part in putting the fear of God into three other girls that day for that rear was certainly felt by PELEA PETERS ! My friend Pelea past away a few years ago, the last story she told me was her try at SMOKIN'. "Smokin" was fun, well anyway, being with all of the kids in our corn shocks was fun. In the fall, daddy would strip the dry leaves off

the corn stalks to make fodder for our cow, cut the stalks, and place them in a stack that looked like a teepee. No kid with an imagination could resist pretending to be an Indian and taking advantage of his new home. My brothers, Theodore, Elwood (John) and George Edd, along with the Harness boys, Troy, Paul, Kenneth, Jerry, and maybe Phillip, would make a hole between the stalks, crawl in, push the stalks back into a neat circle, sit cross-legged and try to smoke. Other neighborhood kids got into the action also. I was not invited, but made a nuisance of myself anyway. Along with all the boys, I smoked corn silks, coffee grounds, and Indian cigars, which the Harness boyts generously provided from the large catalpa tree which grew in their back yard. There was a large vacant field just west of the Allen house next door to us on Duncan Street. This field served as a place for would-be cowboys and one cowgirl to roam when not wading in the ditch that practically surrounded it. The boys were all Ken Maynard, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Tom Mix, Buck Jones, etc. I had to be Hopalong Cassidy or I didn't get to play..One day, Theodore,(Ken Maynard0 discovered a silvery white leaf weed that grew profusely in ghe field. BINGO!! We had life everlasting or RABBIT TOBACCO. Now THAT was good smokin".The cowboys and cowgirl immediately reverted back to Indians smoking paper peace pipes in the seclusion of the teepees. If my mother or daddy had caught us, we'd wished for heavier seats in our breeches. I'm thankful we did not set the teepees afire. In those days, smoking was a glamorous thing to do.. Most movie stars did it and no one knew how harmful it could be. Even my daddy entertained us with his little cigarette maker by Target or Bull's Eye. He would sprinkle a little tobacco in a groove, place a little thin paper on an arc or canvas, pull a lever and out came a cigarette. My best friend, Bobbie Ables Harvey, and I were trying to be glamorous or chic, or just having fun, when we tried smoking once. She lived in a house with a tin roof and had a big feather bed which called to me especially when it rained. We were teenagers when the boys were mostly in far away places fighting a great war. Her brother Kenny was a sailor and sent home some incense and cigarettes from Egypt. One night it rained and I spent the night with her. She got the cigarettes and incense, we sat cross-legged in that feather bed and tried to act like pros during the experience. It wasn't much fun. The incense burned our noses with a sweet odor, the cigarettes tasted strong, made us cough, and smell bad. And besides we were scared her mother smell us and Heaven knows what! Nancy was a little lady but I'll bet she could have sent me running for home in the rain and put Bobbie under that bed clamoring for cover, or better yet, the last fire we could have seen that night could have been the seat of our pants ! Bobbie and I never learned to smoke. I really miss these great stories that Pelea could tell. My email address is if anyone has a story to share or if anyone is interested in my book, ROCKWOOD MEMORIES Vol. 2...Sorry Vol. 1 has long been sold out. They are ten bucks and can be mailed to you if you include two dollars for shipping. Until next month....Pleasant Memories... Ray...

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Great uses for Coca-Cola (Besides drinking it) Hiccup Cure: Take a good mouthful of Coke and gargle it. Hiccups are gone each and every time Keep Your Tires Dirt Free: First, wash and scrub your tires then dry off the rims. Then you just spray the Coca Cola (reg. not diet) onto your tires. Or, just use a rag dipped in the coke and rub onto your tires. Let dry and repeat. This will leave the tires black as can be and will not attract the dirt like all the other products out there. You have to try this before you believe it." Plump Raisins: Tip for Cooking When baking, if you need to "plump" raisins before adding to cakes and cookies, soak them in Coca Cola instead of water. Water leaches out the flavor of the raisins, but Coke adds a spiciness and intensifies the flavor. Get a Tan: Buy some Coke, not diet coke, cherry coke or generic, just plain Coke and apply it over skin. Your tan can last for about 6-7 months. Beautiful Curls: Pour a can of flat coke onto long hair and leave it in for a few minutes before washing thoroughly for perfectly separated curls Antique Your Photos: To make a new photo look antique, just take a photo (make sure you have a second print of the photo in case you mess up!!) and soak it in Coca Cola. Use a small brownie pan and pour in about 1/2 inch of Coca Cola. Then put in the photo until it is covered with the cola. Just soak for a few minutes until you get the color that you want. Gently lift out the photo (careful not to touch the front with your fingers). Then gently pat dry with a soft lintless material. Or, drip dry. Then finish drying with a hair dryer. Too Dark Dye Job: Pour a bottle of diet coke (and diet coke only) over your hair, it helps fade dye and even remove it! Gum in your Hair!: Just take the gum coated hair and dip in a small bowl that has some Coca Cola in it. Let sit for just a few minutes and the gum will wipe right off If you put a can of diet Coca Cola and a can of regular Coca Cola in a swimming pool..... the can of regular Coke will sink, but the can of Diet Coke will float! Silky Soft Skin: Mix a spoonful of regular coca-cola (not diet) with unscented lotion, and it worked! Legs will be smoother than ever and will stay that for days! Common Cold: Take some fresh ginger and put it in a pot with a can of Coca Cola. Let it come to a boil and then cook on a low heat for a few minutes. Drink while warm. It will ease your cold symptoms! Nauseated?: If you are nauseated open a can of Coke and let it stand until the carbonation goes away, then take a teaspoon full every hour Remove Grease, Creosote & Asphalt from Clothes: If you get grease, creosote or asphalt on clothing, just pour a can of regular coke in the wash water, along with the normal amount of detergent. The Coke will remove the stain. Clean Battery Corrosion: Pour a can of Coke on your car battery's connections to remove that cruddy corrosion. A clean connection makes it easier to start your car Bug & Road Film: Got bug guts and road haze on you car windshield? Use Coke to clean off accumulated crud from the windscreen of my car. I buy a 2-liter bottle and shake it up so that it acts like a pressure pack can. The citric and phosphoric acids lift everything off, including crusted on bugs. Best not to do it in full sun, and wash it off immediately. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl. Let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china. Ice Removal: In the winter when your windshield ices up, just pour coke over it and it will go away instantly!

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Zipper stuck? Rub the lead tip of a pencil or a bar of soap along the zipper's teeth. The lubrication will get it moving. Remove gum from clothes. Put some ice cubes in a plastic zippertype bag and put the bag on the gum. After a few minutes, you should be able to scrape off the gum with the edge of a knife. Get rid of perspiration stains on clothing. Soak in salt water and wash, or apply baking soda paste and let sit. Or, put white vinegar on the stain. Wait 30 minutes and then wash the shirt in the hottest water safe for the fabric. Repair skirt or pants. If you need a small bit of cloth to repair a skirt or some pants use material from inside the pocket or hem. It's an exact match and you can replace the hidden fabric with almost anything and it won't show. Make socks white again. Boil in water with lemon slice. When tips come off shoe laces. Harden ends with nail polish. Tired of retying your kids shoelaces? Spritz the tied laces with water and they'll stay tied longer. Lift a fresh grease spot from a non-washable fabric shoe. Sprinkle spot with cornstarch. Let set, then brush

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Debra Carpenter's

Mother, Interrupted

The Grass is Greener on the Inside (For a Stay-at-Home Mom) They say the grass is always greener on the other side, but “they” must not have been stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) with adorable and well-behaved children. For me, a stay-at-home mom with an adorable child that is great at pretending to be wellbehaved, the grass doesn’t look much greener on the other--the working mom--side. In fact, the grass on the other side looks the same way I feel after I’ve worked really hard all day—a little dead and generally unappealing. No offense. Let me elaborate. I have so much respect for working moms—really, I do. You guys (gals?) do everything a stay-athome mom does and then you work a full-time job outside the home on top of it. You are unstoppable. You are made of powerful stuff. You’re the commander of your home front and the business world and I admire you so much.

But I’m not ready to join your ranks just yet. I’m not finished milking the remaining goodness from my time as a SAHM, okay? I need a little more time to catch up on laundry—just kidding, that’s clearly impossible—and make my own natural cleaning products from blogs I find on late-night This could save your life someday Flag down plane. If a search plane is overhead, do not stand up and Pinterest binges. What does that even mean? And why do I have time for it? wave at it; lay down on the ground and wave. Much more of your I’d like to stay home a little while longer so I can finally reorganize my daughter’s room and learn body is visible this way. how to make a delicious cake in a slow cooker. Or make a delicious cake, period. I also deeply enjoy Tornado. If it's bearing down on house, go to lowest place in house, my current sleep schedule, which isn’t very scheduled at all, thanks to the whole “I don’t have a job like a basement. If no basement, go to center room or crawl under outside the home” thing. bed. If you're about to be sucked up in a tornado, crawl under I’ll be at home a little while longer while I finish my degree. I’m still completing my Bachelor’s sturdiest piece of furniture or crawl into bathtub. If you're outside, degree online, which is a lot easier to do when you can study without your boss interrupting you every lie down in a ditch. 30 minutes like they tend to do in the working world. Instead, the interruptions come from your child, Dehydrating in desert. If you have little water left in your bottle, which is sort of like your boss, except sometimes meaner and completely dependent on you for meals drink all the water you need; do not conserve water. Most people and shelter. Also capable of needing your help in the bathroom during your timed exam that counts for who die of dehydration in the desert have plenty of water left in 5000% of your grade. their bottle because they were trying to conserve it. Take refuge in shade and wait for help. You can find water in the desert by looking Even though the stay-at-home situation isn’t ideal for everyone, I’m in love with it. I can feel myself for birds or insects. Look for dew. Dig towards bottom of dry lake blossoming and transforming into a domestic goddess (did I tell you I finally got a slow cooker?!) and I like what I see. Call me June Cleaver. Stay-at-home moms may have it easier than working moms, bed for water. Quicksand. By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you but the work we do is respectable, at the least. Our patience is limbered up because of our daily exposure to misbehavior and we are often capable of handling a room full of even the unruliest children. I can't sink in quicksand. said capable, not willing. There’s no rush to head off to the big, scary, naptime-less real world just yet, right? Right.

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What? Me exercise? If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, but is still fat. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years, while a tortoise doesn't run and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years. And they tell us to exercise? I don't think so.


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The BIG Rocks

One day, an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers he said, "Okay, time for a quiz" and he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouth Mason jar and set it on the table in front of him. He also produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full?" Everyone in the class yelled, "Yes." The time management expert replied, "Really?" He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. He dumped some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks. He then asked the group once more, "Is the jar full?" By this time the class was on to him. "Probably not," one of them answered. "Good!" He replied. He reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went into all of the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he asked the question, "Is this jar full?" "No!" The class shouted. Once again he said, "Good." Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he looked at the class and asked, "What is the point of this illustration?" One eager beaver raised his hand and said, "The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard you can always fit some more things in it!" "No," the speaker replied, "that's not the point. The truth this illustration teaches us is if you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all. What are the 'big rocks' in your life??? Time with your loved ones, your faith, your education, your dreams, a worthy cause, teaching, or complimenting others? Remember to put these BIG ROCKS in first or you'll never get them in at all. So, tonight, or in the morning, when you are reflecting on this short story, ask yourself this question: What are the 'big rocks' in my life? Then, put those in your jar first.

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Report from the State Senate By Sen. Ken Yager The 2014 Session of the 108th General Assembly began when the legislators convened at noon on January 14. Each General Assembly lasts two years. This is the second year. All bills not passed were carried over to this session, but any not voted on when the General Assembly adjourns will die and need to be refilled for consideration in 2015. The Senate Session opened with prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. In the Senate we also recite the pledge of the Tennessee flag. The colors were brought in by the Tennessee Highway Patrol Honor Guard. The Speaker has signaled an early adjournment. April 9 is the target date. For many years the General Assembly would stay in session till June. No more. We can get our work done and come home by early April, saving the taxpayers money. I will again chair the powerful State and Local Government Committee. All bills involving cities and counties come before this committee. My experience in local government helps me understand these bills and to look for unintended consequences or unfunded mandates. It should be an interesting spring as we will be dealing with issues on zoning, annexation and eminent domain. The committee also has jurisdiction over the wine and spirits industry which usual prompts a few bills. The Wine in Grocery Stores passed out of State and Local by one vote but must go through the House. It will be a close vote. The two biggest expenditures in the state budget are health and welfare (37%) and education (34%). In education several issues will come up about vouchers, common core standards and charter schools. In health and welfare, we can expect debate, again, on Medicaid expansion. I hope to hear from you on these important issues.

The Governor will make his annual budget address on February 3. He has said this will be a tight budget because revenues have not met projections. Actually, we are taking in more than we did this time last year, but not at the rate we estimated. Several programs Ever wonder where cashews come from? You might think they may be cut. In fact, the Governor has asked all department heads grow inside a shell like any other nut, but their true origins are far to prepare for a 5% cut. Roane State Community College, Morgan more bizarre. County Correctional Facility and Michael Dunn Center, are some First of all, cashews are not actually nuts, but rather fruits from the of the budgets I am watching closely to prevent any drastic cuts. cashew tree, a large evergreen tree that thrives in tropical climates. These are few of the issues we will deal with this year. Please email The tree produces red flowers, which in turn produce yellow and red me at to let me know how you feel. oval structures resembling apples. These so-called cashew apples are very juicy and pulpy, and their juice is often added to tropical fruit And if you are experiencing a problem with any state agency, please do not hesitate to ask us to help. We are glad to. drinks. However, cashew apples are not actually fruits in a scientific sense; the real fruit of the cashew tree is the kidney-shaped formation Please find the attached link to Senator Yager’s weekly update from Capitol Hill: growing at the end. These fruits, also called drupes, are harvested and become what we know as a cashew nut. In their raw form, the outer layer of the fruit contains multiple toxins including anacardic acid, a powerful skin 'LVWULFW2఺FH irritant similar to the toxin found in poison ivy that must be removed P.O. Box 684 prior to eating. Kingston, TN 37763 Roasting the cashews destroys the toxins, but roasting must be performed carefully outdoors because the smoke can irritate the 1DVKYLOOH2఺FH lungs, sometimes to a life-threatening degree. When they are roasted, 6 Legislative Plaza cashews change from their natural greenish-gray color to the light Nashville, TN 37243 brown nut sold in stores. Phone: (615) 741-1449 Next time you crack open a tin of cashews, take a moment to (800) 449-8366 appreciate the long journey those little c-shaped nuts took from the tree to your table! ext. 11449

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What to do if you’re ever Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged Teacher: Daniel, I’ve had to send you to the principal every day this attacked children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The week. What do you have to say for yourself? behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Dog attack. If vicious dogs are Daniel: I’m glad it’s Friday! Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include: • An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people. • Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group or purpose. There are three types of bullying: • Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. Verbal bullying includes: Teasing, Name-calling, Inappropriate sexual comments, Taunting and Threatening to cause harm. • Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying includes: Leaving someone out on purpose, Telling other children not to be friends with someone, Spreading rumors about someone, Embarrassing someone in public. • Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. Physical bullying includes: Hitting/kicking/pinching, Spitting, Tripping/pushing, Taking or breaking someone’s things, Making mean or rude hand gestures

Minorities We need to show more sympathy for these people. They travel miles in the heat. They risk their lives crossing a border. They don't get paid enough wages. They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do. They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language. They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day,every day. I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans I'm talking about our troops! Doesn't it seem strange that so many are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops? Wouldn't it be great if we took the $360,000,000,000 (that's billion) we spend on illegals every year, & spend it on our troops!!!

running towards you, stay where you are until they leave, but do not stare them in the eye. They will see that as a challenge to their territory and attack. Do not run away from the dogs, because they will attack. If they are actually attacking you, the best thing to do is to curl into a ball and cover your neck with your hands. They will lose interest if you don't fight back and leave.

Phil: What makes a Cyclops such an effective teacher? Cheryl: I don’t know. Phil: He has only one pupil. Teacher: If you had 13 apples, 12 grapes, 3 pineapples and 3 strawberries, what would you have? Billy: A delicious fruit salad.

Math teacher: A man from Los Angeles drove toward New York at 250 miles per hour and a man from New York drove toward Los Angeles at 150 m.p.h. Where did they meet? Outrun Bear. Run downhill. Johnny: In jail! Because of its 2 short front legs, a bear has to crawl down a hill. Teacher: Tommy, can you tell us where the Declaration of IndepenIt can run up a hill, or up a tree, dence was signed? but when going down, its center Tommy: Yes, ma’am. At the bottom. of gravity forces it to go slower. Gorilla Attack. If a Gorilla Jordan: My teacher says I have to write more clearly. runs after you, do not run! Mom: That’s a good idea, Jordan. Simply do not stare at his eyes, Jordan: No, it’s not. Then she’ll know I can’t spell.

and look at the ground, and humble yourself towards it. He Peter: What’s the difference between a teacher and a train? Ted: What? will walk away. Snake Attack. If you are Peter: A teacher says, “Spit out that gum!” and a train says, “Chew! Chew!” bitten by a poisonous snake, the best thing to do is to let it bleed Teacher: Can anyone give me a sentence with a direct object? and make your way back to help. Student: You are pretty. Do not take a knife and make the hole bigger and suck the venom Teacher: What’s the direct object? out, like you see in movies. You Student: A good report card. may push the venom in an artery with the end of the knife, and Teacher: Did your father help you with your homework? sucking the poison will cause Student: No, he did it all by himself. your heart to beat rapidly, and will spread the venom very Teacher: Why can’t you work in an orange juice factory? quickly throughout your body. Student: I don’t know. Why? Do not tie any material around Teacher: Because you can’t concentrate! the area you are bitten (to stop the venom from spreading) A family of mice was surprised by a big cat. Father Mouse jumped because it will cut off the oxygen and said, "Bow-wow!" The cat ran away. "What was that, Father?" to the wound. One other thing asked Baby Mouse. "Well, son, that's why it's important to learn a you can do if you are bitten by second language." a poisonous snake is to take a stun gun and zap the area where Teacher: Tell me a sentence that starts with an "I". you were bit. The electricity will Student: I is the.... turn the poison into a harmless Teacher: Stop! Never put 'is' after an "I". Always put 'am' after an "I". protein. Bee Attack. If you are being Student: OK. I am the ninth letter of the alphabet. stung by a swarm of bees, don't breathe. Bees are attracted to John: Knock, knock. Justin: Who’s there? carbon dioxide. John: Gladys. Carnivorous animals Justin: Gladys, who? will not eat another John: Gladys the weekend—no homework! animal that has been hit by a lightning Teacher: Why did you eat your homework, Joe? strike. Joe: Because I don’t have a dog.


Wintertime and Pets Keep pets inside as much as you can when the mercury drops. If you must leave your pet outside, provide appropriate shelter against the wind, thick bedding and nonfreezing water. Depending on their size, age, health and thickness of their fur, some animals are more vulnerable to cold than others. No pets should stay outside for unlimited amounts of time in extremely cold weather.

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Feeling like your pet isn't so precious after finding chew marks on your new coffee table? Try dabbing a bit of clove oil in the wood. The bitter taste and scent of the oil will keep 'em away! Hang a bell by the back Pets that go outside can accumulate rock salt, ice and chemical ice door. Each time that you take melts in their foot pads. To keep pads from your puppy out for a "pee", ring getting chapped and raw, wipe their feet with a washcloth when pets the bell. As your pup gets older come inside. he will ring the bell himself to let you know that he's gotta go! Cats will curl up against almost anything to stay warm-including car engines. Before you start your engine, check beneath the hood or make a lot of noise by honking the horn or If your cat tends to think that you are a food item, when he rapping on the hood. takes his next bite, just say "No!" If you light a fire or plug in a space heater, keep it safely out of range (don't smack him) and walk away from him. Totally ignore of tails and paws. Pets can burn themselves or him! Sounds easy, but it really knock a heat source over, endangering the entire household. works for most felines. Here Be particularly gentle with elderly and arthritic pets during the is a good way to train your cat winter. The cold can leave their joints extremely stiff and tender and not to do something (getting on they may become more awkward than usual. Consider modifying tables, etc.). Keep a spray bottle of water handy. When you see their environment to make it easier for them to get around. your cat doing something that he Frostbite and hypothermia are dangerous possibilities in the winter. shouldn't be doing... give 'em a Frostbite happens when the ears, paws or tail get cold enough that squirt of water in the face. Man, ice crystals form in the tissue and cause damage. If you suspect they really hate that! frostbite, bring your pet into a warm environment immediately, soak the extremities in warm water for about 20 minutes, and visit All driveway de-icers are toxic the veterinarian. to your pets feet! The salt or Hypothermia, or body temperature that is below normal, occurs chemicals in these ice melters may burn their little feet or cause when animals are overexposed to cold temperatures. Symptoms can range from shivering and lethargy in mild cases to a fungus. They may even lick stiff muscles, low heart and breathing rates, and unresponsiveness. their toes and get sores in their If you notice these symptoms, warm your pet and seek care immedi- mouths. So... wash your pet's feet when they come in after a jaunt ately. in the snow!

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When you're outside with your pets during the winter, watch them for signs of discomfort. If they whine, shiver, seem anxious, slow down or stop moving, or start to look for warm places to burrow, they need to be taken inside. Make sure the hutch is in a sheltered position (against a fence or wall) and protected as much as possible from the wind Use PLENTY of hay to keep them cozy and warm Pin bubble wrap or a thin sheet of plastic across the wire bit of the cage (leaving a space for the water bottle). It's a cheap way to offer extra insulation and give them their own double glazing. Ha


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Homemade Dog Biscuits 1 1/4 cups grated Cheddar cheese at room temp. 1 1/2 cups of buckwheat, rice, or rye flour 1/4 pound softened corn oil margarine milk (as needed) Combine all ingredients and mix well. Add enough milk to form the dough into a ball. Cover and chill for 1/2 hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a floured board roll the dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut with bone shaped cookie cutters. No bone shapes? Use your creativity and cut different shapes by hand. Place on a un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 min. or until firm and slightly brown. Makes 2 - 3 dozen biscuits (depending on the size). If you want to be fancy, brush a beaten egg onto the biscuits before baking for a nice glossy finish.

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410 N. Kentucky St. Kingston, Tn 37763 909 Georgia St Harriman, Tn 37748 514 Emory St. Harriman, Tn 37748 1445 Kingston Hwy, Kingston, Tn 37763 160 Country Club Dr. Rockwood, TN, 37854

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Job Openings LIST YOUR JOB OPENING QUICKLY AND FREE @ WWW.ROANEREADER.COM/JOB Name - Address - Phone Victorian Square Assisted Living 241 S. Chamberlain Ave. Rockwood, Tn 37854 (865) 354-1133 Reno's Sporting Goods 430 N. Roane St. Harriman, Tn 37748 (865) 882-2450 The Bridge at Rockwood 5580 Roane State Highway Rockwood,Tn 37854 (865) 354-3366

Available Position Resident Assistant Screen Printer Sewing Machine Operator Retail Clerk C.N.A Staff Development - RN

How NOT to apply for a job Two young men with equal qualifications apply for the same job. In order to determine which individual to hire, the manager gives them a written test. Both men score nine out of 10 on the test; however, the manager decides to go with the first applicant. "Why would you do that?" asks the rejected second applicant. "We both got nine questions correct." "Your fellow applicant wrote 'I don't know' for question five. You put down, 'Neither do I.'"


Roane County Property Tax payments can be made at: The Trustee’s Office at the courthouse in Kingston

Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

United Community Bank in Kingston (bring your tax notice)

US Bank in Rockwood or Kingston (bring your tax notice)

Credit card payments -

Contact select ROANE.

Call 1-877-768-5048

(you will need your receipt number)

Mail the payment to:

Roane County Trustee P.O. Box 296 Kingston, TN 37763


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