We cannot be productive individuals in our communities, schools, churches, jobs, etc., if we are not healthy. We need to take responsibility for our health and the health of our families. The best place to start is with nutrition and exercise. Our approach to medicine is to treat disease rather than prevent it. We practice reactionary healthcare: Only when we […]

Easy ways to avoid allergens

The rejuvenating power of spring is well known. When the weather warms up, adults and children alike typically take full advantage, soaking up some sun and shaking off the cobwebs of another long winter. But as fun as spending time outdoors can be each spring, lurking allergens can quickly ruin a picnic or trip to the park. Sneezing, itchy eyes, […]


Taking Easter ‘on the road’

Background Scripture: Acts 9:32-43. Devotional Reading: John 14:8-14. In the world of theatrical productions there is an expression that I think could be applied to Easter. If a play or musical does well on Broadway, eventually they “take it on the road.” That means the production will be taken across the country to theaters in metropolitan areas where there is […]

Culinary creations

From county cooks...

Readers are requesting recipes for grilling and barbecuing, and The Blount Countian staff listened. Now try some of the barbecue and trimmings featured this week. Okay, you’re reading the recipes, so why aren’t you sending some of your own to share? They don’t have to be submitted on fancy paper or typed on computers, just send ‘em any way you […]

2009-04-22 E-Edition

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