We’ve had a great summer reading program at the Pigeon Forge library and I’d like to thank our sponsors for their generous donations.
I am a 24-year-old male who works and spends most of my time in Pigeon Forge. I lost my license a little over a year ago, so my main method of transportation is my skateboard.
One hundred nine people received free physical examinations at Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic in Sevierville July 17 and 18. The physicals were offered to Sevier County residents and workers who have no health insurance.
A warning regarding "dhimmitude": Each of us has the absolute right to choose what we are for and what we are against. Therefore each of us will either favor "Obamacare" or be opposed to that healthcare law. With that right to choose comes the responsibility to seek the truth to support your choice.
In your July 21 paper headlining a topic concerned the Sevier County Rescue Squad, I, like your paper stated, have heard some unsettling comments about their training and competency. As I have had and promoted industrial fire safety and training of fire brigades and rescue operations for plants, those that attempt to do rescue work need considerable training, documented from a reliable training facility or source.
In the June 27 paper, there was a letter about the care the writer’s family member had received at Pigeon Forge Care & Rehabilitation that my husband and I had to read twice to make sure we were reading it right.
I am a retired registered nurse and, admittedly, strictly legalistic when it comes to medical practices and cleanliness. My husband was recently admitted to a skilled nursing home after four hard hits to his body systems. His health stabilized after a week in the hospital, but he remained weak, confused and needed to use a Bi-Pap machine temporarily.
So there’s this police captain, see? Been with the force for 30 or so years. Knows the ropes. Sees someone altering a police document. A crime. Reports it to the assistant district attorney. Reports the potential crime to the local prosecutor.
State Rep. Dale Carr proposed and was able to get legislation passed that gives Sevierville the same status as Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg — a premiere resort classification. I commend Rep. Carr for getting that done.
The Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (SCHAS) and Board would like to thank David Verble and Citizens National Bank and the staff for all their help and support.
Students with excellent credentials are failing to apply to colleges or quality trade schools because they fear student loans will be too difficult to repay. This does not bode well for the economic security of our country. Excellent talent is being wasted in a country that needs all the skills available to keep us a strong and healthy nation. My solution is simple:
My son, Jacob, has autism. I start a letter to the editor with that same sentence every few years when he transitions out of a school. In the past it was Trula Lawson, then Sevierville Primary and now my little boy is taking a huge step from Sevierville Intermediate School to start his adventures in Middle School.
The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 14th annual Golf Tournament was hosted by Gatlinburg Golf Course in May, and it is with deepest gratitude that we acknowledge the support and contributions of our premier event sponsor, Americomm, and our event sponsors.
Last week the President flew to Chicago to give two speeches to Democratic organizations for fundraising purposes. Do any Americans wonder who is paying for these “fun” trips?
Thank you to everyone who made the 9th annual Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival an incredible success for the City of Sevierville and Sevier County. The volunteers, event organizers and dedicated staff who represent a variety of city and county services work together to make Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass a fun experience for visitors and locals alike and all should be commended for their energetic spirits that keep the event running smoothly.