'Netflix-style' service offers music lessons
Koala Music Publications / LearnToPlayMusic.com has announced its plans for what it's calling a "Netflix-style" subscription service which would give aspiring musicians access to 10,000 lessons, e-books and instructional videos from the company's library, as well as other features like instructional games...
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...
Heritage named top performer
Heritage Medical Center has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the nation's leading accreditor of health care organizations. The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting the Commission's stringent measurements for exemplary patient care. This is the fourth time Heritage has earned the designation...
Holiday Open Houses
The following businesses will host holiday open houses this week. Look for a preview of each week's holiday open houses on the business page each Wednesday in the Times-Gazette. Katie's Corner Salon and Boutique/Sew Unique Designs This holiday open house takes place Sunday, Nov. 30. For more information call Katie Stacy at 931-294-3702 or 931-294-5065...
Joy and style bring about smiles in town
In the French language, "Joi De Vie" means "Joy of Life," and that's what a salon and boutique located at 332 S. Cannon Blvd. is offering. The salon has a new neighbor, too, and it's a place where you'll find the latest fashion trends and gift items...
Rotary honors Reed's contributions
Ronnie Reed Sr. was a lifelong businessman who retired as a financial advisor with Edward Jones. He was very active in the community as the founder of Our Town, a member of the greenway committee and a former member of the industrial board. He joined the Rotary Club of Shelbyville in 1986 and served as president from 1999-2000...
Local face joins Marasco team
The office of Dr. Chris Marasco has a new local addition who is ready to help out with your medical needs. Jamie Troupe Gonzales has joined the office as a certified physician's assistant -- a mid-level practitioner in medicine. She has worked as part of the health care team at Marasco's office since September, seeing patients, ordering lab tests, and prescribing medication...
Verizon offers extra data to some holiday travelers
On Wednesday, Verizon Wireless will give ertain smartphone and tablet data customers 1 gigabyte of free data at no extra cost, and is partnering with several other providers on additional promotions. The promotion is only for subscribers to the company's MORE Everything plan. In order to be eligible, customers must go to verizonwireless.com/connectionday and register for the promotion...
Cultivating health the basic way
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
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
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. ...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Subjects need not be prominent or well-known...