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Future pilots: Scouts complete merit badges

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Scouts from Middlesboro, Corbin and London were busy this past Saturday at the Middlesboro/Bell County Airport completing their Aviation Merit Badges.Having previously completed two weekends of ground school, this was the weekend they took to the sky.Two pilots from Tazewell and two from Middlesboro offered their planes, fuel and flying skills to allow each boy a chance to fly and experience hands-on control of an aircraft.As a bonus, Danny Spurlock took each boy for a tour of our local area in his helicopter.In addition to earning the merit badge, each Scout also earned the Experimental Aviation Association’s (EAA) Young Eagle Award.


Daily Bible Thought — April 21

Because Christ is alive, we too shall live.The hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth. — John 5:28-29

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Daily Bible Thought — April 20

Christ’s resurrection is cause for our celebration.He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. — Matthew 28:6

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Jackets fall to Hazard in All ‘A’ sectional

HAZARD — A couple of costly errors and a lack of production from the bottom half of the lineup made the difference on Friday in the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets’ 8-5 loss at Hazard in their All “A” sectional.“Hazard has got a good club, I knew they did. I told the boys all week it was going to be a war and that’s exactly what it was,” Middlesboro coach John Smith said. “I wish them luck going on to the state tournament.”...

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Bell-Whitley gears up for Repair Affair next Saturday

Each year Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency helps the elderly and disabled citizens of Bell County with improvements to their home through the Repair Affair event. The organization will hold this year’s Repair Affair on April 26.“It’s a great community event,” said Norman Cornelius with Bell-Whitley. “It’s been going on now for around 14 years.”

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Planting by nature

Our forefathers paid a lot more attention to natural events than we do now. They had no radio, TV or newspaper to provide weather trends, so they looked to nature to tell them when to plant beans or when to strip hickory bark for chair bottoms.One thing they watched for was when plants bloomed or leafed out.For instance, when forsythia blooms it’s a good time to plant beets, lettuce, onions, spinach, peas and radish.When the service berry tree blooms (al...

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