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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Kindness goes a long way
It really does pay to be nice to people. Sometime it could actually save your life. Deacon Richard Stanard shared a story on his Facebook page that proves this point. A lady working at a meat distribution factory had an unfortunate incident happen to her one day...
Bob Dylan's 75th dream
It has been a strange year for the passing of famous musicians. Maybe strange isn't the appropriate term, but how else does one describe crossing over to that great gig in the sky? 'Eventful' seems too harsh and 'interesting' is morbid. Sad is a word that works, but is eventually left competing with all the great recordings left behind by their creators...
Musician's book discusses Korn, Jesus
Brian "Head" Welch is a guitarist with the heavy metal band Korn. Welch has released a new book by Thomas Nelson titled "With My Eyes Wide Open." The book tells his story during the time he left Korn. Welch was a new Christian who was trying to live out his faith. The book is extremely open and honest about Welch's missteps, ones that I believe every Christian can relate to, even if they are not literal rock stars...
New printers take a different approach to ink
Last August, I discussed the fact that some computer printer manufacturers seem to use the pricing model ascribed (wrongly, according to one historian) to razor-maker King Gillette. They sell their printers relatively cheaply, knowing that once you own the printer you're locked into using that manufacturer's ink cartridges, and they make their real profit from the ongoing sale of those cartridges...
Church and food just mix
An elementary school teacher had asked her students to bring in something for "show and tell" that was a symbol of their religion. A Jewish boy brought in a Star of David. A Muslim boy brought in a prayer rug. A Catholic girl brought in a rosary. A Methodist girl brought in a casserole, ready to feed the class...
Our first issue of "Inspire Health" magazine was included with Sunday's Times-Gazette and can be viewed online by clicking the cover above. How have you enjoyed it? We'd love to hear your suggestions and feedback, which you can e-mail to sfowler@t-g.com.
MTAR awards scholarships to five seniors (05/29/16)
Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (MTAR) recently presented its annual college scholarships to five high school seniors in the eight-county area it serves. These students were chosen from 75 applicants. Two seniors from Cascade High School received MTAR scholarships. ...
Central names top CTE students (05/29/16)
Shelbyville Central High School has named its Career and Technical Education Students of the Year: Jordan Barnett and Jackson Smith. Jordan Barnett has been a four-year member of Health Occupational Clubs of America (HOSA) serving as secretary and president. She has coordinated a Red Cross Blood Drive twice a year the past two school years and received the Barbara James Service HOSA Award for having 200+ volunteer hours in 2016...
Central FFA completes in dairy, livestock judging (05/29/16)
On April 12, the Bedford County FFA Chapter of Shelbyville Central High School traveled to Cookeville to compete in the FFA Regional Livestock and Dairy Judging Events. ...
Students earn industry certification (05/29/16)
The Bedford County Department of Education recognizes the importance of providing its high school students with early post-secondary opportunities (EPSOs). EPSOs can take the form of; dual credit courses, dual enrollment courses, advanced placement (AP) courses and industry certifications. The district is working to increase availability of EPSOs to assist students as they transition from high school into post-secondary schools and careers...
'A Marine is a Marine is a Marine,' gender aside (05/26/16)
Rose Ramirez said she was honored to be asked to speak at this year's Field of Heroes Memorial Day observance, which has an emphasis on women in the military. But at the same time, Ramirez' focus for many years was on telling her recruits, "a Marine is a Marine is a Marine," and dissuading women from using their gender as an excuse...
Continues to serve (05/26/16)
PFC Pamala C. Derragon-Deason, U.S. Army, will be one of the guest speakers at the Field of Heroes Ceremony. She served as a combat medic based at Ft. Carson, Colorado, 3rd Forward Support Battalion in 1984-1987. She is the daughter of the late Staff Sgt. Richard E. Derragon, who had 30-plus years as a veteran of the Army and Air National Guard. She is the granddaughter of the late Ralph Derragon who served in World Wars I and II. She has uncles and cousins who served in the military...
Roberson will speak on behalf of Reserve (05/26/16)
Pamela Roberson will speak on behalf of the U.S. Army Reserve at Memorial Day's Field of Heroes observance. "I served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve in Michigan," Roberson said. "I went in as a private first class and came out as a staff sergeant after six years."...
Shelbyville native to speak at ceremony (05/26/16)
A retired Marine Corps captain will be one of the guest speakers for the Field of Heroes Ceremony on Memorial Day. Sandy (Wells) Sharp was born in Shelbyville on May 21, 1950. Her father's family is from Shelbyville. Her father was Walter Ward Wells Jr. She still has aunts and uncles living in Shelbyville. Her mother's family was from Bell Buckle. Her mother's name was Roberta Faye Edwards. Both are buried at Willow Mount Cemetery...
Hill dresses up military history (05/26/16)
A Memorial Day ceremony just would not be the same without participants dressed up in uniform. Fortunately for Bedford County, Guy Hill has just the uniform or two. Hill draws from his extensive military uniform collection every year to outfit participants in Memorial Day ceremonies. With approximately 180 uniforms or more spanning all the way back to 1885, he has a few to choose from...
Singing to pay honor to veterans (05/26/16)
Patriotic music is always a vital part of the Field of Heroes Ceremony, and this year will not be any different. Local gospel singer Tiffany Lemmon said she will sing the national anthem at the start of the event. Later, she will sing "God Bless America" during the placing of the wreaths...
Destinations & Diversions: Plenty of options this Memorial Day weekend (05/26/16)
As the weather marches towards summer, it's time for local farmer's markets to open, showcasing the best in locally-grown produce: l Bell Buckle Farmer's Market will open Friday from 3-6 p.m. It will be held across the street from Town Hall by Southern Charm. Enjoy locally grown vegetables, baked goods and gourmet coffees...
Cawthon ready to help patients heal (05/25/16)
Aubrey Cawthon, P.A. is committed to providing compassionate, quality and affordable healthcare to the residents of Bedford County. As a family practice physician assistant, Aubrey brings skills and experience that enables him to treat all ages, children through geriatrics. His objective is to empower patients to make healthy lifestyle choices by creating a caring relationship and treatment plan, which supports them in taking charge of their own health...
Reed zips up his bucket list -- sort of (05/22/16)
An 83-year-old Hospice patient who has traveled around the world had to zip over no further than rural Bedford County to round out his bucket list in a jiff. Or was that the end of his list? Leighton Reed rode the zip line during the First Choice Pregnancy Counseling Center Fish Fry & Auction on Saturday, May 7. The item was the last on a globetrotting bucket list, his wife Rhonda Reed said...
Sunday Conversation: What drives new Public Works head? (05/22/16)
Eric Pierce is the new head of Shelbyville's Public Works Department. Shelbyville -- and a native daughter -- have captured the heart of this native of Waltham, Massachusetts man who loves sports and fresh food. To suggest a future subject for Sunday Conversation, email Sadie Fowler, sfowler@t-g.com. Subjects don't have to be well-known, but please give us some ideas of what topics we might want to cover in our questions...
Join the culture club: Make yogurt (05/22/16)
Ivy, a Facebook friend of mine from Rutherford County, has been making her own homemade yogurt, and -- knowing this sort of thing was right up my alley -- she encouraged me to try it, too. Making yogurt is surprisingly easy, and the finished product is delicious. Homemade yogurt is also quite a bit cheaper than store-bought. After your first batch, the only ingredient you need is milk, plus a little bit of reserved yogurt from your last batch...
Hot dog! Viking Valors have a little fun (05/22/16)
Community Elementary students participate in the School Wide Positive Behavior Supports program throughout the school year. The program encourages positive behaviors and minimizing negative behaviors. Various rewards are offered through the use of Viking Vouchers, given when students display behaviors that support Viking Values, which include being respectful, responsible, and ready each day...
Destinations & Diversions: Relay all night, eat pancakes Saturday morning (05/19/16)
Feel like a hearty pancake breakfast Saturday morning? You have at least two choices: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Biscuit Club and Methodist Women will host a pancake breakfast and bake sale on Saturday at the church from 7-10 a.m. Breakfast is $6...
Learning from the best: Gassaway cherishes interaction with CDC students (05/15/16)
Liz Gassaway was offered the opportunity to start, develop and teach the CDC special needs class at Community High School in 2008. The rest, she says, "is history." Since her beginnings at Community, she has taken her students to participate in the Special Olympics...
Sunday Conversation: Wheel pastor has East Tennessee roots (05/15/16)
Joseph Ballinger is pastor of Whittaker Church of God. He and his family moved here last fall from East Tennessee to pastor the church. To suggest a future subject for Sunday Conversation, email Sadie Fowler, sfowler@t-g.com. Subjects don't have to be well-known, but please give us some ideas of what topics we might want to cover in our questions...
Share those special wedding moments (05/15/16)
The Times-Gazette is publishing a glossy magazine in June that will include features on weddings and bridal stories. The T-G is looking for wedding announcements of people who were recently married or engaged, as well as memories of people's weddings, no matter how long ago they were, for possible inclusion...
What's eating Claudia Curl? Retiring dietician shares memories (05/15/16)
Claudia Curl is retiring after 43 years as a dietician. She works at Tennova Healthcare Shelbyville. She is a registered dietician (RD) and licensed dietician/nutritionist (LDN). The Times-Gazette recently held a Q&A interview with Curl. T-G: Please describe your job duties...
Community alumni honor school, students (05/15/16)
The Community Alumni Association awarded scholarships to two deserving Community High seniors at the school's Honors Day on May 6. Kateland Carpenter was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and Seth Crowder a $300 scholarship by association president Homer Gray, who presented the awards...
Destinations & Diversions: Twirl your spaghetti, or yourself on the dance floor (05/12/16)
The Senior Citizens Center's spaghetti dinner and auction fundraiser will be held this evening at the center. Dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m. with the live auction at 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Carry-out orders will be available. For more information, call 684-0019...
Kilburn Motor Co. stresses low prices (05/11/16)
Kilburn Motor Co., which opened last October at 201 North Cannon Blvd., has low overhead which leads to low prices, says proprietor Brock Kilburn. "That's the reason I'm in business," said Kilburn, who operates the business himself assisted by two part-time detailers...
Senior birthdays (05/10/16)
Members of the Senior Citizens Center celebrating birthdays in April were treated to a birthday party by Leticia Burnley with Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation. From left are Queen June Gregory, Linda Boyce and King Jesse Rodgers. (Submitted photo)

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