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Super Subs: Gene Cantley (Part III)

By Ralphine Major The sense of community for a rural school in northeast Knox County was strong.  It was evident by the support they showed to the Gibbs High School…

B. Chesney: A Great Educator

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com Mr. C. B. Chesney was the Principal at Karns High School where Bob Dagley graduated.  I recognized the name.  Chesney was a member of the Gibbs…

An American Scene

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It is a scene right out of rural America—little Abbey and her grandfather riding on a John Deere tractor on a gorgeous summer evening with those…

Carson-Newman Couple Dedicated Years to Education

By Ralphine Major “Family—All because two people fell in love!”  The beautiful wall art hangs just above the bay window in their home.  There are traces of family everywhere I…

God, Country, Home

By Ralphine Major “And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual…

Parade of Tractors

Parade of Tractors

By Ralphine Major How long could it take to look at a tractor or two?  Longer than I had gauged!  There were tractors dating back to 1935, an orchard tractor…

Piddle Diddle has Arrived!

By Ralphine Major What animal can hold a child’s attention better than a mischievous, cunning penguin?  Piddle Diddle is such a penguin!  Despite her small size, she can be an…

Piddle Diddle has Arrived!

Piddle Diddle has Arrived!

By Ralphine Major What animal can hold a child’s attention better than a mischievous, cunning penguin?  Piddle Diddle is such a penguin!  Despite her small size, she can be an…

Gibbs Ruritan Club Provides Community Support

By Ralphine Major It is the annual Gibbs Christmas Parade that many associate with the club’s activities.  But there is a long list of worthwhile projects that benefit from the…

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