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‘Plate it Up’ Cooking Class held

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Photo submittedThe Bell County Cooperative Extension Service conducted a “Plate it Up” Cooking Class on July 8. Participants made Watermelon Tomato Salad. This program encourages healthy eating by increasing fruit and vegetable use in their recipes, providing different ideas on how to prepare foods grown in Kentucky. Pictured preparing the watermelon tomato salad are Barbara Wright and Roberta Dean. For more information on Extension programming or for recipe cards, contact Rebecca Miller at 606-337-2376.


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Appeals court upholds convictions in oil scamLOUISVILLE (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of two men who ran an oil-and-gas drilling scheme in which investors lost millions of dollars.The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found no mistakes in the handling of the cases of 51-year-old former attorney Bryan Coffman and 60-year-old Tennessee businessman Gary Moss Milby. Both men were convicted in May 2011 of multiple charges of mail, wire and se...

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Mayes, Seal to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Rogers Mahyes, of Tazewell, Tenn., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie Mayes, to Travis Seal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Seal, of Bean Station, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sterl and Mattie Bell Mayes and Mr. and Mrs. George and Cleo Yoakum. She is a 2000 graduate of Middlesboro High School in Middlesboro and a 2007 graduate of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. She is presently employed as an advertising m...

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LMU-DCOM faculty member elected president of TOMA

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Dr. Gina DeFranco, associate professor of family medicine at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tennessee, has been elected president of the Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA). DeFranco took office in May 2014 during TOMA’s Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

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Locals graduate from Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG — University of the Cumberlands (UC) conferred 649 degrees for the 2014 graduation. Of those, there were 242 baccalaureate degrees, 148 master’s degrees, one education specialist and 14 doctorate degrees. Rufus M. Friday, president and publisher of the Lexington Herald Leader, gave the commencement speech.Local students who graduated from UC included:Lisa Akers, of Middlesboro, Master of Education degree as a reading and writing specialist. She i...

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Lodge donates to ‘Fire Pup’ program

Photo submittedFor the second year in a row, Middlesboro Elks Lodge No. 119 has donated $250 to the Middlesboro Fire Department to be used for their “Fire Pup” program, a fire safety program in which over 5,000 pieces of fire safety education materials are expected to be distributed this year to over 1,000 children pre-kindergarten- through fifth-grade in all Middlesboro schools. Shown at left is Elks Lodge Past President Tommy Harrell recently presenting the donation t...

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‘Lunch on the Lawn’ to feature Poplar Hill Reunion

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its next event in the weekly “Lunch on the Lawn” series July 18 at noon, featuring Poplar Hill Reunion.A love of traditional old time music led several individuals to Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Va. where they sought to learn to play the clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and upright bass. Eventually, they came together in the string band class offere...

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New Steve Gulley album releases July 22

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rural Rhythm Christian has announced Steve Gulley’s first gospel album “Family, Friends & Fellowship” will be released on July 22.The Gulley family name enjoys a rich musical heritage that reaches across generations with strong roots in gospel music. It started with long time radio personality Don Gulley who was a founding member of the bluegrass group the Pinnacle Mountain Boys.Steve Gulley performed for many years with Doyle L...

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