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Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
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Effective prayer is active prayer
If prayer is not working for you, a professional pilot/priest says perhaps you should put performance behind it. Robert Bakke is a private jet captain, part-time NASCAR racer and ordained minister in Minnesota who has written a self-published book titled, "Prayer at Full Throttle: How Performance-Based Prayers Make Miracles Happen." I don't normally review self-published books unless they are written by local authors, but Bakke's book captured my attention...
Flavors of the season capture old memories
You'll soon be tasting the flavors of the season as Thanksgiving fiercely approaches. A couple weeks ago, on a chilly afternoon, I really needed some comfort food. However I didn't want to go overboard because I'm trying to save up for Turkey Day. You can have the best of both worlds. ...
Blessings are easy to count
I have been blessed! And I am so grateful for all of the blessings that God has given me. There's an old hymn that I love to sing that reminds me to consider the many ways that I've blessed Johnson Oatman, Jr. wrote these words: When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,...
Mortal Konflicts: Test your might!
Well, it's my first week on the new job. I sit here at my desk, still slightly amazed that I'm doing just that. I just realized I've never had a 'desk' before. That's something new. It takes a while for our minds to adjust to new situations, new faces and anything else attached to major changes in our life. It's always fun entering into a new world. Maybe not always, but most of the time...
The story behind the thanks
Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us! Before we know it we will be right in the middle of another holiday season. The traditional day off from work, family dinners, and Black Friday sales sometimes make me forget how we ended up with this holiday in the first place...
Cultivating health the basic way (11/23/14)
In today's society, where modern medicine and agriculture have changed the way we live, it's easy to forget that in a not too distant past most people relied on what grew around them for healing and supplement. For one Shelbyville man, these are details worth remembering...
Sunday Conversation: Women's group makes big impact (11/23/14)
TIMES-GAZETTE: You're president of the United Methodist Women (UMW) at First United Methodist Church on the square. Tell us a little bit about the group and what it does. TAYLOR: The United Methodist Women are "a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church."...
'Poo Boy' celebrates a birthday (11/23/14)
Poo Boy, a black miniature poodle, celebrated his 17th birthday on Oct. 19 in the Our Town Community Park on the square. Poo Boy has been seen on the square since he and his owner, Cindy Stephenson, arrived here from Kansas in 2008, earning him the nickname "The Square Dog." He greeted customers when Stephenson operated W.R.L. ...
Dressed up (11/21/14)
Mrs. Cook's Kindergarten class at Liberty School dressed for Thanksgiving dinner in homemade apparel. Please include teachers' first and last names when submitting photos. (Submitted photo)
Blazer Day tradition continues (11/21/14)
Jack Anderson, a Bell Buckle resident and son of two Webb alumni, was one of 39 seniors in The Webb School Class of 2015 who recently participated in Blazer Day. Seniors received their senior blazers in a special chapel ceremony that is scheduled annually on or near the birthday of founder, W. ...
Kincaid's marks 80th anniversary (11/19/14)
This week one of Shelbyville's longest running businesses will be celebrating its 80th anniversary. When Calvin Kincaid's father Earl Calvin Kincaid Sr. started his radio repair business in 1934, he aimed to do what he believed was "business the right way." It's a lesson that his son Calvin has tried to practice ever since...
Pinnacle sponsors Habitat (11/19/14)
Habitat Ball committee members gratefully accept a Silver Sponsorship from Pinnacle Financial Partners. Pictured left to right are committee members Debbie Donegan, Mickey McLean, Sheri Heflin with Amanda McCullough and Jo Ann Fann of Pinnacle. Also accepting the donation is committee chairman Shelley Jones and other committee members Betsy Wheeler, Fay Womble, and Diane Whitwell. The Feb. 14 event benefits Bedford Builds Habitat for Humanity. (Submitted photo)
Upcoming open houses (11/19/14)
The following business will have open houses through the next week. Look for photos following their events. This business welcomes visitors Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon and encourages visitors to participate in their coat and canned food drive, which takes place through Dec. 20. For more information call 685-4466...
Early Christmas at Bedford Drug (11/19/14)
With the holidays just around the corner, Bedford Drug announces their Christmas Comes Early Sweepstakes. On Dec. 15 2014, there will be a drawing for a $500 Visa Gift Card, to be awarded to one lucky customer. There is no purchase necessary and you can register daily between now and Dec. 15...
Heritage helps with insurance sign up (11/19/14)
Heritage Medical Center has begun helping area residents learn about and enroll in health insurance options on the Health insurance Marketplace. As part of the Affordable Care Act, most U.S. citizens are required to have health insurance beginning in 2014. During the first enrollment wave, which began last October and ended in March, nearly 10 million uninsured individuals enrolled in a Marketplace plan. Yet, approximately 30 million Americans remain uninsured...
Featuring...Derrick: T-G columnist becomes full-time staff writer (11/16/14)
Recognize this face? Whether you've seen him at a local paint store mixing things up or perhaps on this very page each Sunday (hint: see the right side of this page), chances are you're going to start seeing a lot more of this curious mug in town in the very near future...
Sunday Conversation: An Ironman with a soft spot for animals (11/16/14)
Jack Cooper, subject of this week's Sunday Conversation, recently became head of Bedford County Animal Control. In addition to answering the questions we sent him, Cooper also wanted to say this: "I'd like to thank Chris Tucker for her dedication to the people and animals of Bedford County and the good things she accomplished while serving at BCAC."...
Information on cruises (11/12/14)
Two Sisters Travel Company is hosting an informational session about Alaskan cruises. The informational session will take place Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at Peoples Bank of Bedford County, 1122 N. Main St. in Shelbyville. Refreshments and door prizes will be offered. The guest speaker is Celeste Pevahouse of Princess Cruises...
Holiday open houses/events (11/12/14)
The following businesses will host holiday open houses this week. Pam and Phil Fisher will host their holiday open house Friday, Nov. 14 from 2 until 7 p.m. Precious Petals is located at 208 Elm St. For more information call 685-8050. McCleish will welcome visitors to their open house Saturday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. For more information call 639-4669...
Getting down to the roots (11/09/14)
Root vegetables are some of my favorites. They are hearty and filling and full of flavor. Many are also very colorful which always makes food fun! As we start to think of the holiday season and winter meals, roots are a great addition. Think Thanksgiving. Where would it be without the sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes? Pot roast is incomplete without the carrots. Then there are parsnips and beets, turnips and rutabagas...
Celebrating 40 years with Ann (11/09/14)
If a room full of cooks at Duck River Electric Membership Corp. isn't an indication of how time flies, it would be hard to say what is. Ann Throneberry presented her 40th Holiday Foods program, and attendance Monday was as strong as it has been over the decades...
Holiday open houses (11/05/14)
The following businesses are holding holiday open houses this week or weekend: An all day open house and breast cancer silent auction will take place Nov. 6. For more information call Becky Young at 684-9998. Jennifer Thompson Jordan's holiday open house is Thursday Nov. 6. For more information call 684-9695...
FCM raises 20K for children in golf tournament (11/05/14)
First Community Mortgage donated $20,000 to Bob Parks' Christmas for the Children charity, funds which were obtained from its inaugural Tyler Morrissey Memorial Golf Tournament. Held on Oct. 14, 2014 at Indian Hills Golf Course, the event featured over 30 teams and 15 sponsors in attendance. All proceeds will be used to purchase holiday gifts for local Rutherford County children in need...
Sunday Conversation: New pastor has felt call since high school (11/02/14)
David L. Thompson, subject of this week's Sunday Conversation, became the pastor of Fair Haven Baptist Church the last week of September. If you have an idea for someone to be featured in Sunday Conversation, send it to sfowler@t-g.com. Subjects need not be prominent or well-known...
Sunday Conversation: Heikkinen is totally dedicated to Harris teaching career (11/02/14)
Harris Middle School teacher Jeanine Heikkinen grew up out west and moved to Tennessee when she was a teenager. This past summer she married her best friend and "love of my life" Phillip Heikkinen. They have a son, Dalton, and two overweight beagles named Marlin and Molly...
Eaglebots team has fun at competition (11/02/14)
The Harris Middle School Eaglebots robot team did not place in the Music City BEST Robotics Competition, but the competition was very tough this year. Many teams did not receive awards during the Oct. 18 competition at Lipscomb University. The team's engineering notebook earned it a wildcard for the playoffs -- pretty amazing considering it was written by three sixth graders. ...
Webb presents 'It's a Wonderful Life' (11/02/14)
"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," adapted by Joe Landry and produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc., will be presented by the Webb Players. The dates are Nov. 13-14 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at The Webb School Black Box Studio Theatre. ...
Destinations & Diversions: Coupons, tricks and treats this weekend (10/30/14)
The Times-Gazette and Ann Haney will hold a coupon class at the newspaper office from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Learn how to do couponing with Haney, a national expert. Also learn how to make free Christmas gift baskets. Includes free coupons for attendees. Reservations required. Space is limited. Call 684-1200. Admission cost is one canned good for donation to Good Samaritan Center...
Tire & Muffler USA celebrates 16 years (10/30/14)
Tire & Muffler USA, Inc. will host a customer appreciation day Friday, Oct. 31 in honor of its 16th anniversary. Customers are invited to come out and enjoy famous Cartwright chili prepared by Joel Johnson. The business is located at 1117 N. Main St. in Shelbyville...
Holiday open houses (10/29/14)
-- The Pomegranate Shoppe, 107 South Side Square, will host an open house Saturday, Nov. 1 from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 2 from 1-5 p.m. -- Open house at McGee's Gift Shop, 842 Union St., will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 and continue all day...

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