XYZ Sponsored Trips Offered At Hixson United Methodist

Friday, February 21, 2014

Two sponsored trips for XYZ (eXtra Years of Zest) at Hixson United Methodist Church, 5301 Old Hixson Pike, are being planned. XYZ's will go to Eufaula, Ala. on April 4-5 for the 19th annual Eufaula Pilgrimage.  Cost is $259 each, double occupancy, and includes touring six antebellum homes, supper at the Shorter Mansion, a buffet lunch at the Eufaula Country Club, viewing/shopping arts, crafts, and antiques along with bus, motel with breakfast, plus fellowship and fun. For more information contact Chuck Sedgwick 842-7287.  The registration deadline is March 3.

The XYZ's will travel to the Cumberland County Playhouse to see the play, The Foreigner, on Tuesday, March 25.  They will depart the church at 10 a.m. (EST) and stop at Cumberland County Park for lunch on the way.  After the play, they will shop for an hour at Vanity Fair Outlet Mall and then return to the church at supper time.  The cost, covering lunch and the play, is $37 per person.  The money is due by March 16. Contact Chuck Sedgewick for more information at, 842-7287.

Olivet Baptist Hosts Think Pink - This Is My Story Oct. 24

The Nursing and Women's Ministries of Olivet Baptist Church along with the Pi Omega Chapter of AKA  presents "Think Pink - This is my Story " breast cancer awareness program on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Kingdom Center. Dr. Vonda Ware, OB/GYN will be the medical presenter and Neva Thurman will be the soloist.  There will be Survivors' Runway Testimonies, ... (click for more)

The Christmas Market At Jones Memorial UMC Will Be Held Nov. 7

Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road in East Ridge, will hold their Christmas Market on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Vendors and crafters are wanted.  Contact Ashley Wade, children's director, at or 624-6073. For more Information, go to .  The sign ... (click for more)

Toddler Killed In Car Accident On Boy Scout Road Friday Morning

A toddler was killed in an auto accident Friday morning.  Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident with injuries at the 1000 block of Boy Scout Road at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday. Upon arrival, deputies found a single car accident involving four passengers. Three of the four passengers were transported to a local hospital and the ... (click for more)

Triple Murder Suspect, Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, Captured In New Orleans

Less than a day after being placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list, Daniel Lee Henry was captured Saturday night in New Orleans, La.  Shortly after 8:30 CST, Henry, 38, was taken into custody without incident at a hotel by authorities from the United States Marshals Service Task Force, which includes law enforcement officers from the New ... (click for more)

We Can Do Something About Mass Shootings - And Response

A friend posted his observation this morning that there was paranoia about reasonable gun laws. I know his heart is saying we have to do something about these mass shootings. Then while scanning the morning news shows I watched a pile o’ pundits from Al Sharpton to Donald Trump pontificate on doing “something” about the problem. Personally, I think there are plenty of gun control ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: How We Learned To Play

A couple of years ago I was reading a fascinating story that asserted the “Little Rascals” taught generations of children how to play with each other. When the comedy show about children in a poor neighborhood originated in 1922, there were just silent movies but in 1929, when the “talkies” were introduced, children and adults alike were mesmerized by the wonderful humor that producer ... (click for more)