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Happy 97th Birthday!

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Hazel Smith, of Cannon, will be celebrating her 97th birthday. She was born Sept. 6, 1918, in Hinkle. She was married to the late Robert Smith. The couple was blessed with four children, Jewel Smith of Cannon, Helen Fisher, of Michigan, and the late Mary Boone and Patsy Mays. Hazel has six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Hazel’s children would like to invite friends and family to help her celebrate her birthday from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Scaff Chapel Pentecostal Church. No gifts are necessary.

Ky. Farm Bureau Women’s Committee donates school supplies

Photo submitted The Co-Chairpersons of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Knox County Women's Committee, Dr . Tammy Smith, Knox County Veterinarian (far lef t) and Mrs. Judith Hinkle, Knox County retired teacher (far right) distributed school supplies to students at Girdler Elementary School on Monday night, August 10 during Girdler's Open House. The ladies greeted students and their parents and grandparents and also teachers and their children as they prepared to begin their new school year.

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The Co-Chairpersons of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Knox County Women’s Committee, Dr . Tammy Smith, Knox County Veterinarian (far lef t) and Mrs. Judith Hinkle, Knox County retired teacher (far right) distributed school supplies to students at Girdler Elementary School on Monday night, August 10 during Girdler’s Open House. The ladies greeted students and their parents and grandparents and also teachers and their children as they prepared to begin their new school year.

Teacher, I just need to miss…um…one day

Regina Bargo  Tales from the Classroom

Regina Bargo
Tales from the Classroom

We began this year with new excitement, new programs, and new goals. First, came the study from last year’s attendance. Knox County Schools

lost 300,000 instructional hours due to students lack of attendance. That’s right, our students missed that many lessons! Not only that, but our schools lost 1.3 million dollars in funding! This is a staggering amount of funds that could have provided for a world of difference for students in the classroom. However, as a kindergarten teacher, it is hard to convey these facts to four and five year olds. After my watered down speech of how important it is to come to school every day unless you are sick, a little boy eagerly raised his hand and begged, “Teacher, I just need to miss … um…one day … for my birthday… ok?”

By the middle of the first day, a little girl walked up to me and exclaimed, “You know what teacher? I’m so proud of you! You are the boss of this

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Try out this new fall family treat

Kristy Dean Cole  Confession of a Baking Queen

Kristy Dean Cole
Confession of a Baking Queen

Is it fall yet? I find myself in the middle of a summer that isn’t quite over and the longing for a fall that isn’t here yet. Last week was the start of football season here in Knox County, and as bad as I want to be wearing a blue and gold hoodie, weather is not permitting for one. I’m over ice cream and bathing suits. I want bonfires, autumn colors on the leaves, and harvest moons. Don’t even get me started on apples and pumpkins! I could enjoy the tastes of those daily. So prepare yourself, ’cause I have some great recipes to share.

My Aunt Arthena Mills has some of the most fruit bearing apple trees I have ever known. My entire family picked buckets full for various baking goods. Last year my husband and I were still picking apples long after the first frost and Halloween. The things we make with them are never-ending-fried pies, apple pies, apple cakes and my mother’s unbeatable apple butter.

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