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Hickory Dairy Farm hosts 4-H members

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Marisa Anders | Claiborne ProgressSeveral local 4-H Honor Club and other 4-H members recently toured Hickory Dairy Farm in Speedwell, owned by Jim and Dr. Ann Shipley. The tour of the large dairy operation, which has around 500 head of cattle, was part of the recognition of June as National Dairy Month. The theme this year is “Dairy Packs Power.” Pictured far left is Abigail Ferguson, June Dairy Month chairman for Claiborne County 4-H. She has been an ambassador for the dairy industry, educating people at government meetings, community organizations and through a coloring contest.

 

LMU-DCOM faculty member elected president of TOMA

Dr. Gina DeFranco, associate professor of family medicine at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, 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.

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Local harpists participate in ‘Random Acts of Harping Days’

On the weekend of June 27-29 harpists across the nation and the world moved their harps from their practice rooms and out into their communities to celebrate Random Acts of Harping Days.The event, which started in June 2011, simply works on the premise that sharing the harp with the world is a great idea. The founder, Joanna Mell, encouraged harpists to play in such places as libraries, hospitals, churches, farmer’s markets and places of employment – anywhere people wou...

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Scarlett’s struggles

While most children her age are enjoying the summer by taking vacations with their families, spending time at the park and library or just hanging out around the house, Scarlett Burciaga has spent her summer break having surgery — again. And unfortunately, this surgery won’t be her last.At a mere age 8, Burciaga has been through more surgeries than most adults — including 13 surgeries the first year of her life. Her first set of surgeries took p...

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Claiborne Outside: Hummingbirds

The hummingbird needs no introduction, since everyone at one time or other has been mesmerized by its bright color, tiny size and amazing aerial abilities.There are several hundred species of hummingbirds in the world, but the only one found in the eastern US is the Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). It is around three inches long and weighs only one half ounce (hummingbirds are the smallest birds in the world). Both sexes have metallic green feathers and a long, str...

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Killion, Seals to wed

The parents and family of Samantha Mackenzie Killion would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter to Joshua Adam Seals.Samantha is the daughter of Michael and Becky Killion and the sister of Emily Killion, all of New Tazewell. She is the granddaughter of Bruce and Bonnie Killion of New Tazewell and Virgil and Carolyn Longworth of Harrogate. Her great-grandparents are the late Josh and the late Dorothy Killion, the late Elmore and Edith Robertson,...

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Area Happenings

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. American Legion Post #109All veterans are invited to attend monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. Activities begin at 6 p.m. with a meal. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at 335 Fulkerson Street in Tazewell.Ausmus and Hunter CemeteryIf you would like to donate to help...

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Church Events

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon.Appalachian AglowAppalachian Aglow meets bi-monthly at the home of Lisa Leonard in New Tazewell. If interested, call 865-585-0091 for directions and information.Bethel Baptist ChurchBethel Baptist Church has a singing each second Saturday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Rev. Tim...

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Celebrating 50 years

Bill and Georgia West are celebrating their 50th wedding...

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Killion, Seals to wed

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