Farm Bureau Donates Food To Ronald McDonald House

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Tennessee Farm Bureau will celebrate its national Food Check-Out Week by donating more than $500 worth of food items to Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Charities this Monday, which is the designated Food Check-Out Day. The core idea behind Food Check-Out Week is to encourage healthy eating among consumers on limited budgets and to show support of American farmers and ranchers committed to producing safe, abundant and healthy food.

Local, county, and state farm bureaus across the country will donate food to Ronald McDonald Houses across the country. This partnership began over 10 years ago.


Chattanooga State Offers Class On Caring For The Elderly

The Chattanooga State Economic and Community Education Department is offering an important class on Tuesday, June 7, from 6-8 p.m. that addresses the task of caring for elderly parents. Registration fee is $49. In the upcoming class, “ Aging Parents: Mom - Dad, we need to talk,” participants will understand  and appreciate crucial conversations that must take place to ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial In Hixson Hosts Community Health Fair This Thursday

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Settlement May Be Close In Government's $1.8 Billion Case Against Cleveland, Tn.-Based Life Care Centers Of America

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Erlanger Projecting $15.2 Million Profit In Aggressive "Growth Budget"

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Late-Night Harassment By The Signal Mountain Police - And Response (9)

I am writing about the misconduct of the Signal Mountain Police Department. This is a repetitive civil rights problem, systemic within their department, with no hint of remorse or regret or a notion to change, though they have been confronted numerous times.   I live on Signal Mountain. In the last few months, I have been pulled over three times while I was driving three ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Hot Rod’s Catfish Dinner

It could well be the best part of playing a prank is in the delicious moments until your “fish” takes the hook. So yesterday afternoon, as I tried repeatedly to talk to a man I haven’t spoken to in 27 years, rather than leave my name I popped off the Happy Birthday song in a snappy, loud way and then ended it with a simple, “Call me,” adding my number. John “Hot Rod” Talley spent ... (click for more)