We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following local area business for supporting the Catons Chapel Community Club (PTO) in our effort to show our teachers how much they mean to our community.
Despite a rainy Saturday morning, Sevier Countians did an admirable job of supporting Sevier County Food Ministries for the 20th consecutive year through last Saturday’s Letter Carriers Food Drive.
On behalf of the athletes of Area 10 Special Olympics and the golfers of the Sevier County Gifted Olympians Lifelong Friends League, I would like to thank you for your participation in our charity golf tournament.
For the 20th consecutive year, your generous donation can make a difference in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, made possible by our local postal carriers.
My Easter message is simple: Born of a virgin or non-virgin, married or unmarrried, Jesus is still the son of God.
I would like to commend you for publishing the columns of David Limbaugh and John Stossel. I enjoy both very much. Although some may disagree with them that should not be a cause for censorship, as no one is forced to read their columns. I disagree with Mark Shields, so I just skip his column — a simple fix without censorship.
The May 1 meeting of the Sevier County Right to Life is of the utmost importance to parents, grandparents and all those who care about children and young people.
I, again, was interested to read Dick Dierenbach’s recent letter (April 11) expounding the virtues of judging the behavior or beliefs of ones neighbors. The author of a sign at a church building in Seymour was referred to as “perpetrator,” i.e., one who commits or carries out a crime.
Selling books at $1 or less doesn’t sound like a winning proposal. However, thanks to the efforts of many committed volunteers, the Friends of Sevier County Public Library System raised $3,747.46 at its used book sale at King Family Library April 1-5. That’s a lot of books!
As one of your readers, I’d like to ask if you’d consider enriching the op-ed content with something more than the syndicated cycle of conservative boilerplate from O’Reilly, Stossel and Lopez. The intellectually thin, uniform, and predictable nature of these columns are contributing little to the intellectual life of readers.
About a year ago I wrote to you about the activity of the local airport.
Ten things your charity won’t tell you:
The Smoky Mountain Cancer Support Group had a successful St. Patrick’s Dinner fundraiser for Relay for Life on Friday, March 15.
Jeff Farrell did a fine job with his hunter safety article, Students learn firearm-handling basics (March 28), and the follow up “Three Cheers” piece on the March 29 editorial page was also supportive of the hunter safety class, offered on an optional basis to Sevier County seventh graders.
As the signs pop up along the roadways and in people's yards a few questions come to my mind.
Here’s the bottom-line on state officials trying to impose a brand of Christianity not shared by all into government policy. We will not have freedom for religion in our lives if we do not have freedom from religion in our laws.
Over the past few years, Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic has benefited from the generosity of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, which has hosted a popular annual fundraising event, the Pirates’ Ball. This year, the pirates walked the plank and were replaced March 6 by teeny boppers from the ’50s and ’60s at a new event, the Sock Hop Under the Sea.
Those familiar with the “Seinfeld” sitcom may remember the “bizarro world” episode in which normal and sensible daily life was altered and became confusing. Political characters guided by tabloid style news personalities and their organizations have taken this country to a “bizarro world” in which facts carry no more weight than total nonsense.