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The mountain cloud — very cool

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Last Sunday afternoon (Sept. 7), those who looked at Cumberland Mountain from the Tennessee and Virginia side got to see a beautiful cloud formation that draped over the top half of the mountain.I’ve seen it do that only a couple of times, so it’s not that common and was awesome to see. I got to wondering what was going on to cause the phenomena, so what follows is my best shot at amateur meteorology.The cloud was actually formed by the mountain itself, something the weather guys call orographic clouds. They form when air is forced upwards as it passes over a mountain, and can be anything from a light mist to heavy and thick depending on how much moisture is in the air.So here is what I think was going on.

 

Are you really ready to go?

(Daniel 1:1-8) It’s the time of year when moms and dads, friends, churches and neighborhoods say goodbye to those 21st Century explorer-adventurers called college freshman. They have packed up all they hope to need, filled their backseats and trunks and headed across the state, even across the nation. Their destination — a small room, often shared with a stranger. When they arrived they were surrounded by other explores wondering what discoveries lay just around the corner. Though...

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Who is the Holy Spirit?

I think it’s vital for every Christian to be able to see God’s presence in our lives through His Holy Spirit. Growing up, I don’t think I ever heard much about the Holy Spirit and how He is able to work within us. It was a neglected teaching, I think, because the Spirit seems mysterious and, at that time, churches were trying to be logical about faith and avoid anything that seemed too supernatural or mystical.

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A living sacrifice

As promised last week, this week’s column is about being a living sacrifice.Being a living sacrifice is the key to knowing the will of God for your life, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: buy be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect...

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MACED partners with DDM

BEREA — The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) announced on Friday its partnership with Discover Downtown Middlesboro (DDM) and America Saves! to offer Energy Savings Loans to downtown business and building owners.“MACED is committed to helping small businesses save money in downtown Middlesboro, and making downtown buildings more affordable to operate and more appealing to lease,” MACED Enterprise Development Director Paul Wright said...

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PBS’ ‘The Roosevelts’ portrays an epic threesome

NEW YORK (AP) — Behold this saga of bygone titans, a trio on an epic scale who share the same name.The latest magnum opus from Ken Burns, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premieres on PBS as a seven-night, 14-hour extravaganza airing Sunday through Saturday (Sept. 14-20) at 8 p.m. EDT.

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Main Street prepares for Halloween

Main Street Pineville is beginning to gear up for Halloween. During a recent city council meeting, Main Street Director Jacob Roan discussed some of the Halloween activities that will be occurring near the end of October.Roan said the haunted campground will be moved back to the third-story of the jail this year. They have received permission from the detention center to do so.“The mayor (Sherwin Rader) and I have already walked through the third floor, and it̵...

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Pet of the Week

Photo submittedMeet Stevie from the Bell County Animal Shelter! She is an 8-week-old Beagle mix. Stevie is a laid back, very sweet girl. She was a stray wondering on the road and a kind person brought her to the Bell County Animal Shelter. She will grow to be about 20-25 pounds. The adoption cost is $70 which includes a veterinarian exam, a mild deworming, a Parvo distempter shot, a Rabies shot when she is 3 months old and spay surgery when she is 4 months. If you are interested in...

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Some tobacco-free action for the state

Last week, CVS pharmacies made news by making good on their promise to strip their 7,700 stores of tobacco products in order to provide their customers with more health-oriented services.A day later, Steve Beshear, the governor of Kentucky, followed the retail giant with his own announcement that “all executive branch state property campuses will be tobacco-free effective Nov. 20 — the day of the Great American Smokeout.”

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Living clean and sober

He says that no real addict or alcoholic wakes up one day and says, “This is the day I want to get clean and sober.”He expands on this by discussing the complexities that are involved when addicts or alcoholics move away from these addictions which have become their way of life. He notes they could be having serious financial, legal, work or marital problems.Some report that an addict/alcoholic must reach bottom in order to make a sane decision. His problem w...

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Lions rout McCreary, 51-14

Senior Keith Sexton caught three touchdown passes and also ran a kick back for a score to lead the Pineville Mountain Lions to a 51-14 win at McCreary Central on Friday.It was a big night all around for the Lion offense. Tucker Woolum completed 9 of 10 passes for 156 yards and four touchdowns. Bradley Fuson ran for 128 yards and a touchdown and Robbie Miller added a pair of three-yard TD runs in the game. Will Adams caught three passes for 59 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown. A...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, September 13, the 256th day of 2014. There are 109 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 13, 1814, during the War of 1812, British naval forces began bombarding Fort McHenry in Baltimore but were driven back by American defenders in a battle that lasted until the following morning.On this date:In 1759, during the fi...

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Jackets top Bell on last second FG

It was one of those game that’s a shame someone had to lose.Middlesboro earned their second straight victory over Bell County on Friday with senior Tanner Hoskins booting a 22-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Yellow Jackets to a 17-14 win.After putting together a great defensive struggle for most of the night, the teams exploded for 18 points over the final 3:33. The Bobcats got a touchdown run from Treyton Humfleet and Peyton Collett passed to Dylan Cox...

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A love of country sayings

We are having a Christian family singing at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Stinnett Church of Christ. It’s singing with all our voices together. It’s beautiful. You’re invited to come and sing with us. We will have dinner after the singing.Here’s our thought.I love some of our country sayings. I love the way country talk is. Love to hear country folk talk. Never did like proper talk. You know how people try to get above their raising. So long ago I heard t...

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Whitley too much for Lady Jackets

Whitley County is the defending 13th Region volleyball champion for a reason and the Lady Colonels played like it on Thursday as they swept three games from the Middlesboro Lady Jackets 25-6, 25-11, 25-18.“Whitley is a very good team, but what I was proud to see happen is our seniors acted like seniors. They were actually out there moving girls and creating situations where we felt better about ourselves,” Middlesboro coach Mike Spradlin said. “It was a tough matc...

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Recall dilemma: What to do if parts aren’t ready

Automakers have recalled more than 40 million cars and trucks in the U.S. so far this year, shattering the full-year record set in 2004, and many were for serious safety issues.But often the first recall notices go out before parts are made, leaving car owners in a quandary: their cars have issues serious enough to cause a recall, yet they can’t be fixed for months or even a year. The notices tell people to wait for another notice telling them parts are ready.Here&...

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Glamorous Xpressions opens in Pineville

Kelsey Gerhardt | Daily NewsThe Bell County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business in Pineville on Friday with a ribbon cutting. Glamorous Xpressions is a full-service salon owned by Adrienne Mason. Hairstylists Tonya Bain and Lisa Hubbard are also available for walk-in or services by appointment. Manicure and pedicure appointments can be made with nail technician Wanda Hunfleet. The salon is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until ...

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Couple to wed

Bobby Ray Sulfridge Jr., son of Bob and Otha Sulfridge, and Holly Marie Teaney, daughter of Bob and Genea Teaney, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Wasioto Baptist Church. A reception will follow. Invitations have been sent.

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