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Super Subs II: Mike Graves

By Ralphine Major It must have been special to have a family member on Bob Dagley’s ‘64-65 basketball team.  Surely, it was extra-special for the Clay Graves family:  they had…

Super Subs: Mike Graves

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com Another member of the 1964-65 Gibbs basketball team that played a big part in the success of the team is Mike Graves.  Focus readers may remember…

Super Subs: Lynn Miller

By Ralphine Major “We have already recognized the six seniors who started for Gibbs in 1964-65,” former Eagles Coach Bob Dagley said. “Now, I would like to tell you about…

Lovely Lois Part III

By Ralphine Major I did not know the man who approached us outside the IGA grocery store, but my brother recognized him from their high school days.  Tim, one of…

Lovely Lois (Part II)

By Ralphine Major It was an East Tennessee beauty whose photo was chosen as the winner. The Tennessee connection came when young Lois Wood entered a contest and won. The…

Lovely Lois

By Ralphine Major She is a lady of many talents.  Focus readers first met her in “What’s in the Bag?” on 12-23-13.  The little blue and white teddy bear my…

Celebrating 60 Years with the Wheelers

By Ralphine Major The two young people in the picture did not look familiar.  Their smiles spoke volumes, foretelling a lifetime together filled with hopes and dreams.  Sixty years later,…

A Salute To Our Patriots

By Ralphine Major It is an annual tradition for the Fourth of July, and it is a much anticipated event.  The Color Guard presents the American flag for the Pledge…

Rising Above the Storm

By Ralphine Major It played out like a carefully orchestrated event with each participant making their entrance on cue. A look to the sky saw rain clouds announcing that a…

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