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SEEN & HEARD IN ROANE COUNTY By O.I. Seenya  Many people talking about how much they enjoy The Roane Reader!!! Thanks to all our faithful fans and most of all God for making it all possible.  A black bear wondering around on Poplar Springs Road in Kingston.  Two horses in the parking lot outside a bar in Kingston, tied and hitched. Made it look like the old days when they tied them to a hitching post while the cowboy went into the saloon.  One of the co-owners "gracefully" tripping on their porch, then rolling sideways to the bottom of their steps, bruising several places on her body--and hitting every inch of her body on the steps before coming to a complete stop. Ouch.  "Really girls, wearing a top with spaghetti straps with your bra straps showing is tacky."  A very disappointed child, because the Tooth Fairy "forgot" to leave money under her pillow. Then being super excited because Mommy "found" the money where it had "fell" behind the bed.

Moojita Scale Everybody knows about the Fujita Scale which measures the power of tornados. But nobody really knows what all those types of twisters do to COWS. So here is the MOOJITA Scale... M0 Tornado - Cows in an open field are spun around parallel to the wind flow and become mildly annoyed. M1 Tornado - Cows are tipped over and can't get up. M2 Tornado - Cows begin rolling with the wind. M3 Tornado - Cows tumble and bounce. M4 Tornado - Cows are AIRBORN. M5 Tornado - S T E A K ! ! !

Precious Memories By: Kay Christopher

sandra stout June 2nd. This date will be one of the most sorrowful days of my life. My sister Sandra died one year ago on this date, and there’s not a day that goes by that my heart doesn’t hurt and my mind doesn’t wander off to the good and bad times we had. How many times have I thought about calling her on the phone to tell her some good news or some juicy gossip I had just heard, only to remember she’s not there anymore? Sandra was my best friend. She took me to places and sites I would never had seen if not for her. It was like she was a scout. She would visit a place, then come back and tell me about it and say that I had to go there, then next thing I knew--we were on our way. She was the first to take me on an airplane, and to St. Augustine, Panama City Beach, Washington DC, the Grand Canyon, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico (which is a story in itself) and a dozen casinos in different states, plus many other places. When we were small, it was me and Sandra who built us playhouses, and when we got a little older, it was me and Sandra who walked to the show from Emory Gap on Saturdays. After we grew up and she and John got married, she made sure that I had a ride home from the show or dance every Saturday night so I could see my boyfriend, and eventual husband. As we grew older, she was obsessed with wanting others to share the fun and sites she had enjoyed. When we were kids, we had some good knock-down drag-outs, but despite that, she was my hero, I always wanted to be like her. Sometimes, things were almost unbearable. I’ve cried because of her, I’ve cried with her, and I’ve cried for her. She went through some rough, personal times, but she held her head high and marched on. She was such a leader--she had to be the leader--it was instilled in her , and nothing less would do. Sandra’s been gone a year now, and it’s been the saddest year I’ve ever had. You’ve heard the old saying about not realizing how much you care about someone until they are no longer around? Lord, how this applies to me. I leaned on Sandra for so much, without realizing how much I did. She was my first and best friend--and a part of me is gone forever, and this part of me will not be replaced. So sad.

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Wisdom from Grandpa... Whether a man winds up with a nest egg, or a goose egg, depends a lot on the kind of chick he marries. Trouble in marriage often starts when a man gets so busy earnin' his salt he forgets his sugar. Too many couples marry for better, or for worse, but not for good. When a man marries a woman, they become one; the trouble starts when they try to decide which one. If a man has enough horse sense to treat his wife like a thoroughbred, she'll never turn into an old nag. On anniversaries, the wise husband always forgets the past - but never the present. A foolish husband says to his wife, "Honey, you stick to the washin', ironin', cookin' and scrubbin'. No wife of mine's gonna work." Many girls like to marry a military man - he can cook, sew, and make beds, is in good health, and already used to taking orders. Eventually you reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? You know you are getting old, when everything either dries up or leaks. Old age is when former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald, they don't recognize you.


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The Kids filed into class Monday morning. They were very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive Salesmanship. Little Sally led off: "I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30" she said proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civic spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious Success." "Very Good" said the teacher. Little Jenny was next: "I sold magazines" she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current Events." "Very Good, Jenny" said the teacher. Eventually, It was Little Johnny's turn. The teacher held her breath ...... Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467" he said. "$2,467!" cried the teacher, "what in the world were you selling?" Toothbrushes" said Little Johnny. "Toothbrushes" echoed the teacher, "How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?" "I Found the busiest corner in town" said Little Johnny, "I set up a Dip & Chip stand, I gave everybody who walked by a free sample." They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog poop!" Then I would say, "It is dog poop. Wanna buy a Toothbrush? I used the President Obama method of giving you something crappy, dressing it up so it looks good, telling you it's free, and then making you pay to get the bad taste out of your mouth."

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1st-3rd Extra Good For Planting Fall Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, And Other Leafy Vegetables. All Aboveground Crops Planted Now Will Do Well. Plant Seedbeds. 4th-5th Poor Planting Days. Cut Hay Or Do General Farm Work. 6th-8th Plant Late Beets, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots And Other Root Crops. 9th-10th Poor Days For Planting. Kill Plant Pests, Spray, Fertilize, Do General Farm Work. 11th-13th Favorable Time For Planting Late Root Crops. Also Good For Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants. Good Days For Transplanting. 14th-15th Cut Hay Or Do Plowing On These Barren Days. 16th-17th Good Days For Planting Root Crops. Good Days For Transplanting. 18th-19th Seeds Planted Now Tend To Rot In The Ground. 20th-21st Plant Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, Corn, Cotton, And Other Aboveground Crops On These Most Fruitful Days. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens. 22nd-25th Poor Period For Planting. Kill Plant Pests, Clear Fence Rows, Clear Land. 26th-28th Favorable For Planting Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, And Other Fall Crops Bearing Yield Aboveground. Sow Grains And Forage Crops Now. Plant Flowers. 29th-30th Extra Good For Planting Fall Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, And Leafy Vegetables. All aboveground crops planted now will do well. Plant seedbeds.

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1st-3rd. Scattered rain showers, then clearing. 4th-7th. Fair weather holds. 8th-11th. Gusty thunderstorms, then fair. 12th-15th. Thunderstorms, then clearing. 16th-19th. Tranquil. 20th-23rd. Squally Gulf Coast. Big storms. Tropical storm threat for Florida. 24th-27th. Hazy, hot, humid. 28th-30th. Scattered showers, turning fair.

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June Begin diet to lose weight…..…........................10,15 Breed animals……………….....................1,2,20,29 Can, Pickle, or make Sauerkraut................…...10,11 Castrate animals …………….......................…11,12 Cut hair to discourage growth ..........................15,16 Cut hair to encourage growth .......................…27,28 Destroy pests and weeds….......................……12,14 Harvest aboveground crops…......................…24,25 Harvest belowground crops…......................…15,16 Plant aboveground crops……....................1,2,29,30 Plant belowground crops …......................…...10,11 Prune to discourage growth ….........................12,13 Prune to encourage growth …......................…22,23 Have dental care ………...................….......…24,25 Quit smoking……………......................……..10,15 Slaughter livestock……..……...................1,2,29,30 Wean animals or children…….........................10,15 Start projects..........................................................20 Go Camping.........................................................3,4

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OK Guys Listen Up!!! "The Phantom" (an anonymous reader) will be supplying a new picture (below) about a Roane County landmark each month... It is up to you to find the landmark and be the first to respond to The Roane Reader at: or email:, dont have a computer call 865-882-9340 The winner will get a free 1 year subscription to The Roane Reader. Its a great way to observe the history of those wonderful Roane County Landmarks and receive a years subscription to Roane County’s Best Locally Owned Publication for yourself or a loved one. We will announce the winner of the competition in the following month’s issue. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, EMAIL(optional) and PHONE NUMBER. ANSWERS MUST BE VERY SPECIFIC!! Entrees that fail to provide all this information will not qualify!

Winner of May's "The Phantom"was: Frances Martin

The ice cream cone is on the side of the building of Live and Let Live drug store downtown Rockwood on Rockwood street. It is over the drive thru. Live and Let Live drug store is next to The Rockwood Street Grill having their drive thru in between the two businesses.

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This is true. It happened to them three weeks ago somewhere in Pomona on our way to Pechanga. The pump should have totaled @ $68.00 (and change). When the receipt was printed, and she checked it was $ 77.00 (and change). She got mad, went inside the store, asked for a calculator and let them do the math. They refunded her. she told them that if they cheat, they had better make it right. Normally, her husband would skip printing the receipt. Not her. We saw on the news the other night that this is happening everywhere. Brian pumped exactly one gallon of gas. The price did not match the cost of one gallon. It was higher.. He went inside and complained, got a refund. There is also a number on each pump that you can call and complain. This is a true story, so read it carefully. I stopped at a BP gas station in GA. My truck's gas gauge was on 1/4 of a tank. I use the mid-grade, which was priced at $3.71 per gallon. When my tank is at this point, it takes somewhere around 14 gallons to fill it up. When the pump showed 14 gallons had been pumped, I began to slow it down. Then, to my surprise, it went to 15, then 16. I even looked under my truck to see if it was being spilled. It was not. Then it showed 17 gallons on the pump. It stopped at 18 gallons. This was very strange to me, since my truck has only an 18 gallon tank. I went on my way a little confused, then on the evening news I heard a report that 1 out of 4 gas stations had calibrated their pumps to show more gas had been pumped than a person actually got. Here is how to check a pump to see if you are getting the right amount: Whichever grade you are using, put EXACTLY 10 GALLONS in your tank, then look at the dollar amount. If the dollar amount is not EXACTLY 10 times the price of the fuel you have chosen, then the pumps are rigged. In my case, as I said, the mid-grade was $3.71 9/10 per gallon; my dollar amount for 10 gallons should have been $37.19. I wish I had checked the pump. It doesn't matter where you pump gas please check the 10 gallon price. If you do find a station that is cheating, contact the state Agriculture Department, and direct your comments to the Commissioner the info is on the gas pumps.

why should bicyclists ride with traffic (and not against it)? It decreases impact speed on impact. For example, if you’re riding a bike at 15 mph and you’re struck head – on by a car traveling at 35 mph, you’re exposed to a 50 mph impact. But if you get struck from behind, you get a 20 mph impact. (35-15)

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Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean. Doctrine, turpentine, marine. Compare alien with Italian, Dandelion and battalion. Sally with ally, yea, ye, Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key. Say aver, but ever, fever, Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver. Heron, granary, canary. Crevice and device and aerie. Face, but preface, not efface. Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass. Large, but target, gin, give, verging, Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging. Ear, but earn and wear and tear Do not rhyme with here but ere. Seven is right, but so is even, Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen, Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk, Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work. Pronunciation (think of Psyche!) Is a paling stout and spikey? Won’t it make you lose your wits, Writing groats and saying grits? It’s a dark abyss or tunnel: Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale, Islington and Isle of Wight, Housewife, verdict and indict. Finally, which rhymes with enough, Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough? Hiccough has the sound of cup. My advice is to give up!!!



Query does not rhyme with very, Nor does fury sound like bury. Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth. Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath. Though the differences seem little, We say actual but victual. Refer does not rhyme with deafer. Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer. Mint, pint, senate and sedate; Dull, bull, and George ate late. Scenic, Arabic, Pacific, Science, conscience, scientific. Liberty, library, heave and heaven, Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven. We say hallowed, but allowed, People, leopard, towed, but vowed. Mark the differences, moreover, Between mover, cover, clover; Leeches, breeches, wise, precise, Chalice, but police and lice; Camel, constable, unstable, Principle, disciple, label. Petal, panel, and canal, Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal. Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair, Senator, spectator, mayor. Tour, but our and succour, four. Gas, alas, and Arkansas. Sea, idea, Korea, area, Psalm, Maria, but malaria.





Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer. Just compare heart, beard, and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word, Sword and sward, retain and Britain. (Mind the latter, how it’s written.) Now I surely will not plague you With such words as plaque and ague. But be careful how you speak: Say break and steak, but bleak and streak; Cloven, oven, how and low, Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe. Hear me say, devoid of trickery, Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore, Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,

Exiles, similes, and reviles; Scholar, vicar, and cigar, Solar, mica, war and far; One, anemone, Balmoral, Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel; Gertrude, German, wind and mind, Scene, Melpomene, mankind. Billet does not rhyme with ballet, Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet. Blood and flood are not like food, Nor is mould like should and would. Viscous, viscount, load and broad, Toward, to forward, to reward. And your pronunciation’s OK When you correctly say croquet, Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve, Friend and fiend, alive and live. Ivy, privy, famous; clamour And enamour rhyme with hammer. River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb, Doll and roll and some and home. Stranger does not rhyme with anger, Neither does devour with clangour. Souls but foul, haunt but aunt, Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant, Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger, And then singer, ginger, linger, Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge, Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.


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April 28th "Sue" Jackson, 80, Oliver Spgs Jeffery L. Hammons, 55, Dyllis Donald W. Stout, 37, Rockwood April 29th Sandra A. Brown, 68, Harriman Johnny Hamby II, 46, Rockwood April 30th Aaron Brady Walls, 17, Harriman Dean Justice, 86, Oliver Springs J.P. True, 85, Post Oak Creda B. Wilkinson, Kingston May 1st Wilma A. McCormick, Harriman May 2nd Mechelle Hawkins, 37, Rockwood May 3rd Madex McElhaney, infant, Harriman May 4th James Hedgecock,58, Kingston Paul Evan Perry, 42, Harriman May 5th Betty Sue Alexander, 70, Harriman Ralph H. Walls, 85, Harriman Thelma Altum, 79, Rockwood Louise Cronan, 85, Harriman May 6th Vickie Ann Patton, 55, Rockwood Morgan R. Peters, 12, Rockwood Samuel A. Baker, Sr, 62, Daysville Doris “D.A.” Jenkins, 68, Rockwood May 8th Charlotte L. Fitch, 83, Oliver Spgs. Edward W. Wester, Rockwood May 11th Donnie Joe Miles, 63, Rockwood May 13th Carol Kilgore, 72, Harriman May 14th William E. Anderson, 78, Harriman David Clay Barnes, 29, Rockwood May 15th Dorothy May Davis, Harriman May 16th Margaret Burton, 94, Oliver Springs May 17th Mildred Meadows, 82, Rockwood May 18th Maggie Thurmer, 97, Oliver Spgs. May 19th Lorene Tapp, 87, Harriman Eva Pope Giles, 83, Kingston Marvin Rainey, 58, Oliver Springs May 20th Barbara Mayton Ward, 70, Westel William Bill Colyer, 83, Kingston Winfred Shoopman, 76, Oliver Sprgs Linda A. Leffew, 67, Kingston May 21st Lillie Mae Chambers, 88, Harriman PFC Donald Bowlin, 19, Harriman Paul Fox, 81, Oliver Springs Anna R. Dupree, 83, Kingston May 22nd “Buddy” Terry, 70, Rockwood May 23rd David Bruce Gilliland, 75, Harriman Randy E. Kittrell, 54, Rockwood “Babe” Mills III, 75, Rockwood May 25th Millie A. Turpin, 87, Harriman Edith Hallcox Burgess, Harriman May 26th Pauline Johnson, 87, Oliver Springs May 27th Randy Delaney, Harriman

Tick Removal A nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her simple instructions. Read this one as it could save you from some major problems. Tick Removal: Spring is here and the ticks will soon be showing their heads. Here is a good way to get them off you, your children or your pets. Give it a try.... A School Nurse has written the info below--good enough to share-and it really works! "I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great because it works in those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc. "Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4 (KJV)

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ENTERTAINMENT By: Kay Christopher

Famous Dogs What was the name of the cartoon dog belonging to the Jetson family? "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" was a film about two dogs and a cat and their journey across America. What kind of dog was Shadow? What was the name of the dog in Peter Pan? What was the name of Walt Disney's family dog? When Pluto made his debut in 1930 in a Mickey Mouse film, what was his name? What was the dogs name that appeared with Charlie Chaplin in It's a Dog's Life? Mad Scientist Dr. Emmett Brown had two dogs in Back To The Future, what were their names? What was the name of the first living creature, a dog, sent into space? What was the name of the dog in Smokey and the Bandit? What was The Little Rascals dog’s name? What was the name of the dog in the movie Independence Day? ANSWERS: Astro; Border Collie; Nana; Lady; Rover; Scraps; Einstein and Copernicus; Laika, on the Russian Sputnik 2; Fred; Peety; Boomer.

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Whose mother does Paul greet in the letter to the Romans? Which Psalm does Paul quote from in his exhortation at Antioch? “The legs of the lame hanging limp” are like what in the mouth of fools? How does Peter say a husband should treat his wife? After being told by God to remain in Gerar, who told the men there when questioned that his wife was merely his sister? Why does David say “the daughters of Judah should be glad”? For how many shekels of silver did Abraham purchase the field of Machpelah? In Ezekiel’s prophecy, who is said to be the “mother of Jerusalem”? Who did Jesus say was “not far from the Kingdom of God”? Who succeeded Herod the Great after his death? On Paul’s journey to Rome, at what location did he meet brethren whom he thanked God for? Proverbs describes a “fair woman without discretion” as like a jewel of gold in what? What does the name Abram mean? How many begotten sons of David are named in the Bible? In Luke’s account of the Sermon on the Mount to who does Jesus say “God is kind”? How many cities did the Levites possess? The angel said to Mary that Jesus would “reign over the house” of which

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Monthly Bible Lesson 1. Which three tribes camped on the northern side of the tabernacle in the wilderness? Dan, Asher, Naphtali (Num 2:25-29) 2. To where did Paul & Silas flee after upsetting the Jews at Thessalonica? Berea (Acts 17:10) 3. How many silver pieces would each Philistine lord give to Delilah if she betrayed Samson? 1,100 (Jdg 16:5) 4. In the parable about a fig tree, when you see the “tree putting forth leaves”, what is near? Summer (Matt 24:32) 5. According to Proverbs, how do those “seeking death” acquire their wealth? By lying (Pro 21:6) 6. In the prophecy of Isaiah, where will a little child play in the kingdom age? Over the hole of a snake (Isa 11:8) 7. In Genesis, who was buried under an oak tree below Bethel? Deborah (Rebekah’s nurse) (Gen 35:8) 8. What color was the High Priest’s robe? Blue (Exo 28:31) 9. Who does Paul thank God for because their “faith and love grew exceedingly”? The Thessalonians (2 Th 1:3) 10. Which nation does Jeremiah say is dwelling in Gad? Ammon (Jer 49:1) 11. In which city were Paul and Barnabas worshipped as gods? Lystra (Acts 14:8-12) 12. What does the name Israel mean? Prevails with God (Gen 32:28) 13. What must an Israelite do when “building a new house”? Build a guard rail around the roof (Deut 22:8) 14. Which prophet said, “Out of Egypt have I called my son”? Hosea (Hos 11:1) 15. “Deceit is in the heart of them that”... do what? Imagine evil (Pro 12:20) 16. Jesus quotes a portion of text from the Old Testament in connection with the parable of the vineyard owner, “The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:”, but which Old Testament book did this come from? Psalms (Mark 12:10; Ps 118:22) 17. Where did Paul leave the sick Trophimus? Miletum (Miletus) (2 Tim 4:20) 18. In a battle against the Syrians, what killed 27,000 of them in the city of Aphek? A wall fell on them (1 Ki 20:30) 19. What weight of gold was Solomon recorded as acquiring in one year? 666 talents (1 Ki 10:14) Answers to

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June 2012

Bible Trivia

1. Which book has "To every thing there is a season"? 2. Which book has "Wine is a mocker and strong drink is raging"? 3. Which book has "Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth"? 4. Which book has "Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels"? 5. Which book has "Vanity vanities, saith the preacher, all is vanity"? 6. Which book has "A soft answer turneth away wrath"? 7. Which book has "Behold how good it is for brethren to dwell together in unity"? 8. Which book has "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he"? 9. Which book has "My beloved is mine and I am his"? 10. Which book has "Let the day perish wherein I was born"?

Verse Scramble Rearrange the words of each verse in the correct order. 1) Teeth my of the skin (Job 19:20) 2) Clothing in Wolf sheep's. (Matthew 7:15) 3) Earth of the salt. (Matthew 5:13) 4) Than thou Holier. (Isaiah 65:5) 5) Me is woe! (Isaiah 6:5) 6) Spots leopard change a can his? (Jeremiah 13:23) 7) Bucket drop in a the. (Isaiah 40:15) 8) Drink, merry and be Eat. (Ecclesiastes 8:15) 9) Goeth fall before pride a (Proverbs 16:18) 10) Ghost give the up. (Job 14:10) 11) Spoil rod the and child spare the. (Proverbs 13:24) 12) Keeper brother My (Genesis 4:9) 13) Land of the fat. (Genesis 45:18) 14) A slaughter for the lamb. (Isaiah 53:7) 15) Blind blind the the leading. (Matthew 15:14)

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God, our almighty Father loves you very much. God is very proud to have you as his son or daughter. Across 1. Son of God 6. counting word 7. seven plus seven 10. female parent 12. wrongdoings 14. maker of heaven and earth 16. the time when something begins; 18. Isaiah was a _______ who told what would happen in the future. 19. father of Isaac 21. house a family lives in 23. promised to marry 27. power source that gives life to a person 28. survived 31. young person 32. formed a child within 33. spouse of a lady Down 1. spouse of Mary 2. second person of Holy Trinity 3. last name of Jesus 4. dad 5. stopped sleeping

8. with another person 9. people living at same time about the same age 11. term meaning Jesus or God 13. men, women, and children 15. desire for future 17. area 20. mother of Jesus

Actually, that's not in the Bible

22. savior 23. brought into being 24. add all 25. blessed by the divine 26. stop being married 29. young shepherd who beat Goliath 30. spiritual being with wings


 “God helps those who help themselves.”  “Spare the rod, spoil the child.”  Satan tempted Eve to eat the forbidden apple in the Garden of Eden.  “God works in mysterious ways.”  “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”

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 Kids leave a red lollipop to melt on your carpet? Or a popsicle? Remove the food item, then sponge with warm water. If this doesn't work, take a teaspoon of very mild detergent (like ivory snow or dreft) and mix in a 1/2 pint of water. Sponge this on with lukewarm water.  Flies or bees bothering you? Spray them with hairspray and they will take a quick dive.  Sealed envelope? Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed. (hmmm..)  Use empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. Keeps them neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.  Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt blue)! Rubbing alcohol on paper towel.  Whenever purchasing soap pads, cut each pad into halves. No more throwing away whole rusted ones and the scissors get sharpened this way!  Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.  When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, and then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.  To prevent eggshells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.  To easily remove burnt-on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stovetop.  When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

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June 2012

Aunt Hattie's "Hurry-Up" Recipes HATTIE SHILLINGS

Grilled Spareribs 2-3 racks spareribs 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 2 teaspoons onion powder 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper Heat oven to 350°. Line a large roasting pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray or brush lightly with oil. Cut ribs into 2-rib portions. Combine the brown sugar, pepper, onion powder, salt, chili powder, and chipotle pepper. Generously rub the ribs with the seasoning mixture and arrange ribs, meaty side down, in the pre-pared roasting pan. Bake the ribs, meaty side down, for 45 minutes. Turn and bake for 45 minutes longer. Brush with barbecue sauce and grill over medium coals for about 15 minutes. Serves 4-6.

Green pea salad 4 c. frozen peas, cooked until tender 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 small carrot shredded 1 onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup ranch dressing 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

In a large bowl, combine the cooked cooled peas with the chopped and shredded vegetables. In a small bowl combine the dressing, mayonnaise, and seasonings. Stir into the vegetables until well coated. Chill a few hours before serving. Serves 5 to 6.

Peach Cobbler 1 stick butter, melted 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup plus 3 TBSP sugar, divided 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup milk 3-4 peaches, peeled, thinly sliced

Heat oven to 375°. Pour melted butter into a baking dish (11x7 or 8-inch square). In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of the sugar, the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir to blend. Stir in milk and vanilla until blended. Pour the batter over the melted butter. Toss the peaches with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Arrange the peach slices over the batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. The top will be browned and the cake will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Serve warm with whipped topping, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Serves 6.

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"Life Lessons Learned" By: Rita Webster

1. Water bottles: Why do people feel the need to bring them everywhere they go? What did they ever do without them? Surely they can go one hour in a meeting, to the theater, or to the store, without taking a sip of water. I've even seen people bring them to church for Heaven's sake! What really irritates me the most is how they s l o w l y twist the cap off to take a drink and then ever so s l o w l y twists it back on. Really gets on my nerves. 2. Election workers: As I'm walking up to vote, please don't run up to me and hand material on your favorite candidate. Believe me, I have already made up my mind before I get there on whom I'm voting for. You are wasting your time and making me mad. So stop it! 3. The F word: Can't you talk intelligently? Do you not know the basis of forming a sentence without using that word? Do you need to go back to the second grade and learn the English language once again? It is absolutely disgusting how so many people try to get their point across by using that awful word. 4. 1-2-3: I hate it when I hear a mom or dad say "I'm counting to three, if you don't stop crying for that candy, you're getting a whipping. 1- 2- 3." Ooohhh...I feel like whipping the parent who says that and believe me, I won't be counting before I do. 5. Parking places: People, please, when you see me circling the parking lot for the third time, don't take the time once you get in your vehicle to fix your hair, put on lipstick, read the paper, talk on the phone, etc. before pulling out so I can have your spot. Geesh.....

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Crossville Raceway 2012 Schedule

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Date June 3 June 10 June 17 June 24 June 30 July 7 July 15 July 29 August 5 August 12 August 19 August 25

Race Dover Pocono Michigan Sonoma Kentucky Daytona Loudon Indianapolis Pocono Watkins Glen Michigan Bristol

Time (ET) 12:30 p.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m. 2 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m. 7 p.m.

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Points Standings

Points Standings Modified Mini 1. 39-Tim Ladd 530 2. 10-Allen Henderson 505 3. W82-Woody Shelby 480 Super Street 1. M52-Charlie Godsey 980 2. 00-Rick Webb 810 3. 24-Ronnie Shelton 695

Modified Street 1. 92-Clayton Forsyth 970 2. 10-Bo Allison 710 3. 5x-Joe Freels 540 Pony Stock 1. 5-Josh Walker 965 2. 18-Ronnie Blair 915 3. 20-Allen Henderson 875

Schedule is tentative and subject to change Saturday, June 2 Schools Out 4 Summer! Championship Points All Divisions + HoF Saturday, June 5 “Tuesday Night Trio” Saturday, June 9 Powder Puff + Championship Points – All Divisions Saturday, June 16 Championship Points Race – All Divisions Saturday, June 23 Kids Bike Night Championship Points – All Divisions + HoF Saturday, June 30 Ray Viles Ford Independence Celebration – Frontrunners $500 to win + Fireworks

Limited Late Model 1. 00-Ruben Mayfield 850 2. 34-Freddy Simpson 780 3. 00-Kelvin White 585 Front Wheel Drive 1. 7-Daniel Sizemore 695 2. 25-David Singleton 685 3. 117-Jacob White 635

Street Stock Jason Savage #84 120 Jarrett Jones #7 77 John Ross #9 54 Late Model Jesse Lowe #5j 124 Joe Cline #4x 122 Robby Reagan #77 118 Jr Hornets Cane Pelfrey #4 144 Kenzy Kirkland #R46 128 Carlie Mullinax #17 123

Front Runners Nathan Adams #93 Nick Adams #92 Lukas Presley #l92 Chevette's Jason Quall #92D Todd Spivey #66 Dustin Benton #34

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Modified Street 1. Jimmy York 108 2. Jaylon Shannon 86 3. Joe Freels 20 Open Wheel Modified 1. Keith Longmire 92 2. Amos Bunch 88 3. Matthew Hopper 82 Late Model 1. Darrick York 86 2. Mike Weeks 72 3. Jeff Adkisson 70

Extreme 1. Blake Hall 98 2. Joey Reynolds 94 3. Sammy Reynolds 66 Thunder 1. Westley Lester 100 2. Bucky Nance 96 3. Casey Crane 76

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Twisted Religion

and prove myself (2 Timothy 2:15), regardless if my pastor is meeting my expectations or not. Don’t forget that imperfect people will NEVER achieve creating a perfect church. If you’re expecting perfection in your pastor, you’re looking for the right characteristic in the wrong person. Seek Christ instead. “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but I had an intriguing conversation with a lady at the doctor’s office this week. After exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” handing in my patient information sheets, she apparently creeped off the info that I (Hebrews 10:25 KJV) That verse ends with an often overlooked important point. Our work at a church. biggest role in living in community is to encourage and exhort each other towards the Here’s the conversation that followed. Hope we have in Christ. It’s like a friend who helps us finish the last mile of a maraHer: Where is your church located? thon strong, instead of giving up! That requires an active participation in people’s lives. Me: Out in the middle of nowhere. It also means the requirement just may be for a lifetime! Her: So… what version of the Bible do you use? Facebook and Twitter will NEVER replace true Christian community. Me: (KNOWING what she’s really asking) We have always traditionally preached I had a young skeptical girl approach me after a youth meeting one night. We were from the KJV. deep in a series on apologetics and I happen to have a copy of Josh McDowell’s “The Her: Good answer! Evidence That Demands A Verdict” with me. She took it from me, quickly thumbed Me: …..(Gas face)…… through it and quipped “You’re just reading stuff out of that book!” I think she Her: I’m looking for a good church for my ex-husband, and that’s one of my requireintended to be accusatory and demeaning. I was just happy she could read. Still, she ments for him. And plus, I’m one of those Christians who has to go deep into the Word, was absolutely right! It really is THAT simple. I then explained to her that the basis of I don’t enjoy the surface level stuff. our faith is founded on the testimony of real events written in the form of Words in a Me: Believe me when I say I know how you feel. Book. If only we could untangle our religion and practice a straight and narrow faith Her: Yeah, I don’t go to a church, I listen to podcasts so I can get the meat. based more on what the Words say, than how they might say it. Focus on the Word, and Me: Cool………………… I’ll be sitting over here when you’re ready for me. stop tripping over the wording. <End of conversation> Changing the world will NEVER start with an argument. What was a quick 15-second conversation gave me a huge glimpse into an issue that so many “Christians” have: twisted religion. I’m not going to begin to touch the issue For as the body is one, and hath many of divorce since I don’t know her story, but it stood right out there like a recently hammered thumb. My heart broke over the fact that this well-intended lady would members, and all the members of that rather debate which version of God’s Word is being used, than applying what all one body, being many, are one body: so versions, and even the more loosely translated versions clearly state. Truth is, we were created for community and fellowship. Our involvement in a also is Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12 KJV) community of believers should be more important than our personal traditional tastes. The church wasn’t designed to be an internal meeting place, but an external greenhouse to develop a blossoming story of hope and redemption. When we aren’t part of a local active body of believers, we can’t spiritually flourish as we were designed. Despite many churches being hardly more than a social gathering, it’s within the confines of community that bonds of accountability and responsibility are established. Without that foundational structure, our theologies will always prove to be no more than mere ‘religion.’ A twisted religion. “Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10 – The Message ( I’ve never quoted from The Message before, and probably never will again, but even IT gets the point of the scriptures.) I’d love to think that I alone could change the world, but I’m not Jesus. Even Jesus Himself walked in community with his 12 closest friends. Imagine the impact we could make on our communities without the bondage of denominational arrogance and ignorance. Imagine the power we could have if we were to stop fighting about what divides us, and collectively seek the Christ who eagerly awaits to unite us! Have you ever heard of the 2-Horse Rule? It speaks for itself: “The concept of teamwork can be illustrated by the two-horse rule. If one horse can pull 700 pounds and another horse can pull 800 pounds, how much weight will they pull yoked together? The answer may surprise you. The two-horse team will pull their own weight plus the weight of their interaction. Therefore, yoked together, the horses can pull 3000 pounds!” What a beautiful picture of friendship, accountability, churches and marriage as well! I would be the last person to diss someone for wanting to go deeper in the Word. I know what it’s like to sit through years of sermons and leave completely unchallenged and unsatisfied. Thankfully that aspect of my church has been fixed. However, leaving the fellowship of the church isn’t the answer. It’s ultimately my responsibility to study

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Your Body’s mysteries solved

Why do you wake up in the morning with gunk in your eyes? -That crusty stuff is actually just dried tears. Your tear glands are constantly watering your eyes to flush out irritants. While your awake the act of blinking wipes tears away before they can build up. But when your eyes are closed at night, the dried tears accumulate inside the corners. Why do I get goose bumps during scary movies? -Goose bumps are produced by piloerection, a reflex that contracts the muscles around the base of each hair follicle, causing the hair to stand up and small bumps to emerge. Back when humans were hairier, piloerection had two benefits: It helped keep us warm by trapping heated air close to the skin, and in scary situations, it made us look bigger and more threatening. Watching a horror flick in an air-conditioned theater provides the perfect setup for piloerection: You’re not only frightened , you’re also probably freezing. Why do my fingers and toes wrinkle in water? - Here’s the leading hypothesis: The top layer of your skin absorbs more water than the layers beneath, increasing its surface area. Since the newly baggy skin is still attached to the non-bloated layers, it bunches up, causing a prune like effect. Fingers and toes are especially prone because of their thicker shell o dead keratin, an absorbent protein on the skin’s outer layer. Why can’t I stop biting my nails? Casual nibbling may have evolved as a type of self-grooming, like when an animal bites or scrapes down its claws. It may also be a soothing ritual for when you’re stressed, similar to sucking your thumb. But some people to this habit to far, gnawing away until their nail beds are painful or bleeding. If you’re overchomping, seek the help of a dr. or cognitive behavioral therapist to help you break this habit. Why do men get more hair in some places and less in others as they get older? -The George Costanza Effect, is a common sign of aging. It’s caused by dihydrotestosterne (DHT), a sex hormone to which some men are genetically predisposed to become sensitive. When that sensitivity develops, the hormone often causes the hair follicles on the head to shrink and follicles elsewhere, like on the back or in the ears or nasal passages, to become stimulated. What are hiccups, exactly, and how can I stop them? A hiccup is an involuntary contraction of the diaphragm and the muscles between your ribs. Any short-term hiccupping is called a “bout” and is usually the result of over-eating or drinking carbonated beverages. Traditional remedies for bouts include holding your breath, sipping cold water, gargling, swallowing a teaspoon of dry sugar, gently pressing on your eyeballs or leaning forward to compress your chest. If your hiccups last more than 48 hours, see a physician. An underlying medical problem, such as gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) might be causing them. Why does my nose run when it’s cold outside? -Your nose helps perform a climate control by heating and humidifying the air you inhale so that it better matches the moist, warm conditions inside your lungs. Glands in your nose produce secretions that add moisture, and blood vessels in your nose dilate to warm the incoming air, acting like miniature radiators. When you breathe super-frigid


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air, those phenomena are amplified. Cold air tends to be drier; which causes the glands in your nose to produce more secretions. Second, when you exhale warm, moist air out into the cold world, some of the moisture condenses into droplets of water, which collect at the tip of the nose and add to the drip. What causes bad breath? -Typically, the culprit is your tongue- or, to be more specific, the white film that builds up on your tongue while you sleep. Department of Oral Health,Yaegaki, estimates that 60% of halitosis cases can be attributed to bad-smelling sulfuric compounds produced by this layer of microorganisms and dead cells. The solution: Try regularly brushing your tongue, back to front, using a soft bristled toothbrush. Why do I lose so much hair when I shampoo? -Most people lose 100 to 150 strands each day; the longer the strands, the more dramatic their appearance when you find them on your brush or in the drain. (and if you don’t brush or wash your hair everyday, the loss will seem greater on days when you do). If you think you’re losing an excessive amount- you’re no longer able to style your hair as you normally would, for example- then see your doctor,you’re most likely developing run-of-the-mill pattern baldness, but there could be an underlying medical condition, like lupus, or a thyroid disorder, at play. Why do I huff and puff climbing stairs when I can easily run a mile on a treadmill? -As anyone who’s used a rolling suitcase knows. It’s a lot easier to pull a heavy object along a flat surface than it is to pick one up. When you run on a treadmill, you’re barely lifting any of your own body weight up and down. Walking up a typical 45-degree staircase, on the other hand, requires you to move 70% of your body weight against gravity. What is earwax? And why do we need it? -Earwax is made up of moisturizing oils, infection-fighting enzymes, and dead skin. And though the substance may be unsavory, we should let our earwax be. When you try to use q-tips to remove the wax, the result is like packing a musket: you keep pushing the earwax in deeper where it gets stuck and hardens. Instead, clean your ears while in the shower by gently tugging the lobes, which straightens the ear canal and allows water to wash the excess wax.

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Fun & Facts for kids only Weird Insect Facts

Lightening bugs/Fireflies

A fear of insects is known as entomophobia; a fear which film director Steven Spielberg has. Other celebrities and famous people have other animal phobias too. Entomology is the study of insects. And the scientist who studies entomology is called an entomologist. Only female mosquitoes bite. They need the protein in blood to reproduce. Adult mosquitoes don’t feed on blood. They feed on flower nectar, juices and decaying matter to get the energy to fly. The world’s deadliest and most dangerous creature is not a large animal with claws and sharp teeth but is a small, annoying insect – the mosquitoes. If you’re blonde, wear blue clothes and just ate bananas, you’re more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes don’t travel further than a 1 mile radius of their breeding site. A dragonfly lives for about 4 to 7 weeks. The dragonfly is also known as the Devil’s darning needle. The only creature in the world born with one ear is the praying mantis. The praying mantis can rotate its head to look over its shoulders making it an extremely formidable predator. Butterfly was originally called flutterfly. Butterflies and moths can be found anywhere on earth except on Antarctica. The Female Queen Alexandra butterfly from Papua and New Guinea has wingspans larger than 26cm making this species the largest butterfly. The stick insect, despite its name, has eggs as large as a small nut making it the largest among all insects’ eggs. The brain of the ant is the largest in the animal kingdom in proportion to the size of its body. Ants can carry objects which are 100 times heavier than their own bodies. Spiders have 8 legs, 8 eyes and it is estimated that we eat 8 spiders during our lifetime while asleep. A cockroach can continue to live without its head for up to a week. Bees don’t have ears but have five eyes – three small eyes on top of the bees’ head and 2 larger ones in front.

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Fireflies are familiar, but few realize that these insects are actually beetles, nocturnal members of the family Lampyridae. Most fireflies are winged, which distinguishes them from other luminescent insects of the same family, commonly known as glowworms. There are about 2,000 firefly species. These insects live in a variety of warm environments, as well as in more temperate regions, and are a familiar sight on summer evenings. Fireflies love moisture and often live in humid regions of Asia and the Americas. In drier areas, they are found around wet or damp areas that retain moisture. Everyone knows how fireflies got their name, but many people don't know how the insects produce their signature glow. Fireflies have dedicated light organs that are located under their abdomens. The insects take in oxygen and, inside special cells, combine it with a substance called luciferin to produce light with almost no heat. Firefly light is usually intermittent, and flashes in patterns that are unique to each species. Each blinking pattern is an optical signal that helps fireflies find potential mates. Scientists are not sure how the insects regulate this process to turn their lights on and off. Firefly light may also serve as a defense mechanism that flashes a clear warning of the insect's unappetizing taste. The fact that even larvae are luminescent lends support to this theory. Females deposit their eggs in the ground, which is where larvae develop to adulthood. Underground larvae feed on worms and slugs by injecting them with a numbing fluid. Adults eschew such prey and typically feed on nectar or pollen, though some adults do not eat at all. Answers: BEACH CAMPING CAMPFIRE SUMMER COOKOUT SWIMMING BOATING TUBING VACATION

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Let’s all Go Green and Live Like We Did in The 1940’s Checking out at Food City, the young cashier suggested to the older woman in front of me that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." The assistant responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations." She was right - our generation didn't talk about the green thing in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soft drink bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed, sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day. We walked up stairs because we didn't have a lift or escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocers and didn't climb into a 200-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day. Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We washed clothes in a tub in the back yard and dried clothes on a line, not in an energygobbling machine burning up 2,000 watts - wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back then. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right. We didn't have the green thing back in our day. Back then, we had no TV, only one radio in the house - not a TV in every room. And if we had TV, it had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a flat screen energy burner. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the post, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gas just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working, so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right. We didn't have the green thing back then. When we were thirsty, we drank from a hand powered well pump instead of drinking from a plastic bottle of water shipped from the other side of the world. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor when the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then. Back then, people took the bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mums into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical socket in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest fast food place. When I checked into college in 1955 we had no air conditioning in the dorms or classrooms and that was in Miami, Florida. But isn't it sad that the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then? Do we need a lesson in conservation from a smart-arse young person or an inexperienced president? So, let’s all go green and return to life in the 1940’s? Not me, I’ve been there and done that! I’m an American and Proud of it!!

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Temper There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The day passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all of the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand led him to the fence. "You've done well, son but look at all of the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say, I‘m sorry the wound will still be there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. Friends are a very rare jewel indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us.

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Happiness By: Judy M. Reid

Happiness is something we create in our mind. It’s not something you search for and so seldom find-It’s just waking up and beginning the day By counting our blessings and kneeling to pray-It’s giving up thoughts that breed discontent And accepting what comes as a gift Heaven-sent-It’s giving up wishing for things we have not And making the best of whatever we’ve got. It’s knowing that life is determined for us, And pursuing our tasks without fret, fume or fuss. For it’s by completing what God gives us to do That we find real contentment and happiness, too.

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Have you got insurance on your home, car and your other valuables? Well, if you do, there will be help for you if you need it; but it sure won’t come cheap! Now, I ask you, do you have good insurance on your eternal life? If you haven’t, and don’t know who to get it from, I’ll gladly tell you. Along time ago there was a man named Jesus Christ who paid it up in full for you and everyone else at a place called Calvary. All you need to get this insurance is to repent of your sins and accept Him (Jesus) as your Saviour and stay in His will. It has out of this world benefits! Try it, you won’t be disappointed!

YOU JUST CAN'T WIN! AM I WRONG? I got my Tax Return "Returned" I was trying to get a jump on doing my taxes this year, however, the IRS sent my Tax Return back!! I guess it was because of my response to the line, which said: "List All Dependents" So, I replied, 12 million illegal immigrants, 3 million crack heads, 42 million unemployable people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons, and 535 fools in the U.S. House and Senate. Apparently, this was NOT an acceptable. So I sent it back with a question "Did I forget someone?"

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I would rather have one little rose From the garden of a friend Than to have the choicest flowers When my stay on earth must end. I would rather have one pleasant word In kindness said to me Than flattery when my heart is still And life has ceased to be. I would rather have a loving smile From friends, I know are true Than tears shed round my casket When this world I've bid adieu. Bring me all your flowers today. Whether pink or white, or red; I'd rather have one blossom now Than a truckload when I'm dead.


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Gabbin' with Glander By: Jerry Lemons

Michael Jackson lives! I opened the Emory Gap Free Press and read the front page headline with a sense of both incredulity and curiosity. In big bold black letters it exclaimed Michael Jackson Spotted At Glander's!!! The gist of the story went like this: Merlin and Solomon McForny, sons of Glander McForny, owneroperator of Glander's Full-Service Station and Market, testified that a gold limousine pulled up to the gas pumps at Glander's. A chauffeur was behind the wheel and requested that they fill it up. Both Merlin and Solomon swear there was a small man in the back seat of the limo. He was dressed all in black with gold and silver braid. He had shoulder-length black hair, a bleached face, pointed nose, and red lips. He wore big black shades so it was impossible to see his eyes. They both swore that he was wearing white gloves. Merlin McForny testified that he was sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was Michael Jackson. "Ere ain't' no mistakiun' it, it was the king of pop," Merlin said. Solomon McForny was of the opinion that it might have been Michael Jackson, but he couldn't be 100% sure. "It might have been one of 'em people 'at act like Michael Jackson." Glander McForny had this to say: "I ain't got no comment other than to say that if my boy Merlin says it was Michael Jackson he seen, I can live with 'at. Stranger things have happened in 'is ole world." To be continued...

Do you like being old? As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will. I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old. I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things. Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But, broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect. I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver. As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong. So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).

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Description of Event: Cruisin' in Harriman is held the 2nd Saturday through the summer from 2:30 - 5:30 pm in Historic Downtown Harriman. Classic cars, street rods, and motorcycles line the street for viewing. There is also great music and food vendors as well as fun inflatables for the kids. No Admission Fee, this is a free event and registration is also free. Free Games for the whole family. Directions: Located off I-40, take the Harriman Exit #347 in Roane County, go north on Hwy 27 into downtown Harriman. The event is located on Roane Street (Hwy 27) in the center of town.

I �OVE ��U �����Y The fear of rejection may be one of the most basic fears of the human experience. Dr. Joe Harding tells a heartwarming story of a man who finally decided to ask his boss for a raise in salary. It was Friday. He told his wife that morning what he was about to do. All day the man felt nervous and apprehensive. Late in the afternoon he summoned the courage to approach his employer. To his delight, the boss agreed to a raise. The man arrived home to a beautiful table set with their best china. Candles were lighted. His wife had prepared a festive meal. Immediately he figured that someone from the office had tipped her off! Finding his wife in the kitchen, he told her the good news. They embraced and kissed, then sat down to a wonderful meal. Next to his plate the man found a beautifully lettered note. It read: "Congratulations, darling! I knew you'd get the raise! These things will tell you how much I love you." While on his way to the kitchen to get dessert, he noticed a second card had fallen from her apron pocket. Picking it up off the floor, he read: "Don't worry about not getting the raise! You deserve it anyway! These things will tell you how much I love you." Total acceptance! Total love. Her love for him was not contingent upon his success at work. In fact, just the opposite. If he were to fail there, if he were to be rejected by his boss, he would be all the more accepted at home. She stood behind him no matter what; softening the blows, healing the wounds, believing in him, loving him. We can be rejected by almost anyone if we are loved by one. That is the way families can be with each other. And I like to think that is the way God is with us, too! "We love because he first loved us."--Douglas F. Parsons, The Christian Caller

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3919th Civil Engineering Sq - (SAC) RAF Fairford Air Base - Fairford, England 10 July 1960 - 4 February 1962

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Fire Prevention Weeks were always a huge success. One highlight during each week was the arrival of a group of boys and girls from a local English orphanage. They were given fire truck rides and they always enjoyed the big spread of American food. They also enjoyed interacting with the American children who lived on base and participating in games with them at the local elementary school. Our programs were so successful that we earned the best "Fire Prevention Week" award among the five American 7th Air Division bases. My assignment was Assistant Chief of Technical Service due to my past experience in the position at other bases. There was not much excitement at Fairford: no crashes and few structural fires of little significance. Pre-planning and training paid off one day when a 5000-gallon fuel tanker truck caught fire. It was loading at a large fuel storage tank in the fuel tank farm area. An immediate emergency call to the fire department was initiated and responding crash trucks surrounded the burning area and quickly extinguished the spreading fuel fire. The investigation revealed that a fuel filter had ruptured on the truck and the spewing fuel ignited. Fortunately no one was injured and damage loss was limited due to fast reaction by the crash crews. SMSgt Ferrell had developed a well-run organization.. In a few days I was able to find adequate housing in the nearby village of Swindon. A military hospital was also in Swindon and this made it very convenient for medical care since I lived 12 miles away from Fairford. We had a nice roomy upstairs apartment with a natural gas fireplace and portable paraffin heaters. The kitchen had a gas stove and other modern conveniences. In our hallway at the head of the stairs was a coin (English Schilling) operated gas meter. Use of the fireplace or kitchen stove required inserting coins into the meter. The only problem with this system was never knowing when the gas would stop flowing. When this happened more coins were required, so the plan was to always have loose coins around the house, or do without gas. Prior to leaving Albany, Georgia I had purchased a new Chevrolet Corvair automobile. It was ideal for the narrow and curving roads. This vehicle was the talk of the town when family and I were out for a drive, or parked while shopping. Bystanders could not believe the hood (bonnet) was used for storage and not for the location of the engine. It was a great discussion topic with the locals. I had also taken my white Stetson cowboy hat with me. I wore it everywhere I went and it was more of a conversation topic than the Corvair. Often, when I

was in a shop, people would really stare at me. Occasionally I would take off my hat and place it on top of someone’s head. Now this really drew excitement and astonishment, but it also drew big smiles from onlookers, and yes, even the person who was wearing the hat. During my stay in Swindon, my family and I joined a local Baptist church. I remember my first visit for church attendance. We arrived early and ushers were nowhere to be seen so I guided my wife and two daughters to a nice pew (hard seats and backs) and settled in for the service to begin. After a few minutes, a gentleman tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I would move to another pew since the pew where we were sitting was assigned to “members of the so and so” family. Yes, they still have family assigned pews in English churches. On another occasion while attending church services I had a very annoying cough. After about five minutes, a very nice gentleman tapped me on the shoulder and handed me two “Hack’s”cough drops. I thanked him and placed one of the drops in my mouth. Believe me when I say, my coughing stopped. This was one strong cough drop and it tasted like licorice. From that day forward I have always carried a few “Hack’s” cough drops with me. My wife and I were very active in the work of the church. She worked with the young girls’ classes and I worked with the young boys’ classes in Sunday School. The strange thing about English churches was that church service was at 11:00 a.m. but Sunday School was at 2:30 p.m. My family and I soon adjusted to this new schedule in our spiritual life. It didn’t take very long before our family was accepted into our new church family of fellow Christians.

A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, 'Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.' Very quietly, the doctor said, 'I don't know..' 'You don't know? You're, a Christian man, and don't know what's on the other side?' The doctor was holding the handle of the door; On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness. Turning to the patient, the doctor said, 'Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, But I do know one thing...I know my Master is there and that is enough.'


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Bet you didn't know... Facts about the 1500s

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell, brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Where did "Piss Poor" come from? They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot and then once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery....if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor". But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot... they "didn't have a pot to piss in" and were the lowest of the low. The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. (Getting quite an education, aren't you?) In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: “Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old”. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status..Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom; “of holding a wake”. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, “saved by the bell” or was “considered a dead ringer”. And that's the truth. Now, whoever said History was boring!!!

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Junk Mail Help: When you get 'ads' enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return these 'ads' with your payment. Let the sending companies throw their own junk mail away. When you get those 'pre-approved' letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return envelope. Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs them more than the regular 44 cents postage, 'IF' and when they receive them back. It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50 cents before the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes. Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then just send them their blank application back! If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on anything you send them. The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of their own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to OVERWHELM them. Let's let them know what it's like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all they're paying for it...Twice!

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June 2012  

The Roane Reader is a monthly publication, distributed into 4 counties (Roane, Morgan, Anderson, Cumberland) and Online

June 2012  

The Roane Reader is a monthly publication, distributed into 4 counties (Roane, Morgan, Anderson, Cumberland) and Online