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Beauty of mountains, valleys, outstanding now
It was a great day Sunday to get out and see the beautiful mountains, feel the heat of the sunshine and see the creatures of the local hillsides. The beauty of the mountains and valleys has been ou...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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AHS school still prompts good memories
We went up to the AHS gym to cast our vote last week in the Senate election. It was like stepping back in time to the ‘60s when we went to school. The gym was our time away from class to have fun, ...
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Classrooms may yet have sleepy students, teachers
In looking through some notes on the late J.J. Kelly, Superintendent of Schools in Wise County for 50 years, I have similar incidents. In the first incident, the superintendent caught a teacher sle...
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Bored grocery clerk ends shoppers’ pleasant outing
A chance meeting in grocery store aisles prompted bits of conversations between three elderly ladies and another shopper, addressed by the ladies, to his delight, as “young man.” The outing was ple...
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Dominion donation boosts MEOC fuel fund
A successful Walkathon and recent $25,000 donation from Dominion Resources has helped set another record fundraising year for Mountain Empire Older Citizens’ (MEOC) Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elde...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bikers raise fuel fund money
The Hillbilly Crew of The Iron Order Motorcycle Club’s benefit ride and motorcycle show raised $824 for Mountain Empire Older Citizens’ Emergency Fuel Fund. “The event was a huge success with 52 ri...
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Keep your mental motor running
They tell us seniors to use our minds more and keep active mentally to avoid memory problems as we grow older. Here’s a little test to get your mental motor running. It’s dumb, but amusing! 1) If y...
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Three elderly women take pleasure in simple outing
Part 1 of 2 Now that I have reached the dreaded door of old age, I am compelled to brace myself and pretend that I feel better than I appear to be as an octogenarian. The door is wide open, and I a...
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Memorial garden recognizes all veterans
Members of two Veterans of Foreign War posts returned to the memorial garden at the home of David Barker Jr. recently for a ceremony recognizing the service all military men and women have given th...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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