- Thank you To the Editor: We completed a very successful 2013 After Prom Party for the Knoxville Junior/Senior classes due to a lot of hard work from volunteers and generous monetary and non-monetary donations. Over 100 thank-you notes have been written and sen
- Those who serve should feel safe in own ranks Last month, the Department of Defense reported that there had been 3,374 reported sexual assaults in 2012. As shocking as these numbers are, they do not scratch the surface of the stunning estimate that 26,000 assaults occurred in the Armed Forces la
- Slices of Life: Pass the ketchup We were out of ketchup - or catsup, depending on your preference. You say tuh-may-toe; I say tuh-mah-toe. The word "ketchup" is sometimes associated with a particular brand. I buy lots of generic products, but not generic ketchup. When it comes to re
Letter to the Editor: Enforce beautification ordinances
To the Editor:I love Knoxville. I love the people here. and I think it's a great place to live. I take pride in our town and our home. But what ever happened to the city ordinance to keep grass mowed and at a certain height?
Letter to the Editor: Let them in
To the Editor:I read with interest the article regarding " COMPLAINTS MAY KEEP YOUTH OUT OF VSO'S ". What exactly were the complaints? Were 15/16 year olds drinking in these locations causing police officers to respond?
In the House of Wood
Sunday is Father’s Day and I hope all of you fathers out there have a good one.
- Summer -- 84 days and counting I love being a mom - 365 days a year - or nearly that many. Motherhood is a daily (and middle-of-the-nightly) event, but it's right around this time each year I find myself contemplating the value of my role in providing guidance, direction, leadersh
- Slices of Life: Tales of a field trip mom The end of the school year means one thing - besides backpacks sent home filled with crumpled spelling worksheets, artwork, pencil nubs and capless markers. I'm talking about field trips. These school-induced excursions usually involve rain, along wi
Ah, beautiful June in Iowa. Come drive with me. See beautiful land and wide spreading lawns. See our towns and cities with well-trimmed lawns. See the expanse of low-mowed lawn around large suburban homes. And the activity! Retired farmers happily ride their lawnmowers over lawns, grader ditches, and everything but the corn field. Well-paid lawn keepers guide elegant little mowers to shear all the growing green at just the right height.
In the House of Wood
I've come to the realization that people have forgotten what the role of government is supposed to be in our lives and allowed it to be the “end all, be all” of providing solutions. We've allowed the government to achieve the same level as God or King, including within the church.
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