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  • Storytelling has been a long-standing tradition in the Appalachian Mountains, often with stories being passed from family member to family member to keep the tradition alive.

    Though she never lived in the Tennessee Mountains, Mary Johnson grew up hearing stories told to her by her grandmother Mary Ina Carr who was born in LaFollette in 1888. In her seventies now, Johnson submitted the story her grandmother recounted of a mountain girl named Nancy Smith

    In last week’s installment, Nannie had finally found some happiness in her new life in Knoxville.

  • At the Jan. 8 Clinch River Trout Unlimited meeting, its sister chapter, the Hiwassee, will speak about its focus on youth conservation education. Don Denney and Jim Monfort will be the speakers and describe what the Hiwassee's youth program has accomplished. Visitwww.crctu.com for more details.

    A Medic blood drive will be held Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center.

  • A ladies Bible study on the new Beth Moore study, Esther, will begin this week. The study will be offered on Thursday evenings starting Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. and on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. starting Jan.13. The group will meet in the church library at Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Workbooks will be $14.95. For more information or to pre-register, please call Brenda Bennett at 562-4910.

    Lick Creek Holiness Church will host a benefit singing on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Singers will be the Reepers and Hanging Rock Singers.