Wednesday, January 14, 2015

To find out more about author Anita Wheeler and her book Millionaire Mindset visit her Facebook page.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

For Pete's Sake Animal Rescue is helping animals in need. To learn more about this organization or to adopt one of the many animals call 276-494-6718. You can also visit "For Pete's Sake Animal Rescue" on the web.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Barter Theatre's opening production is Road to Appomattox. It’s 150 years ago and General Robert E. Lee is fleeing Richmond, hoping to rearm the Army of Northern Virginia and mount a campaign to retake Richmond. It’s also 2015 and Steve “Beau” Weeks decides to retrace the steps of Lee’s army in hopes of finding his roots through his family’s history. But will this confrontation with history bring renewal or will it end his marriage to Jenny? Click here to purchase tickets.

The Tri-Cities Bridal Show is Sunday, January 11th from 1-until-5pm. It is at the Millennium Center in Johnson City, TN. For more information, visit the Tri-Cities Bridal Show.

Monday, January 5, 2015

"The Farm Show USA" is January 17th from 9am-6pm & January 18th from Noon-5pm at the Meadowview Convention Center in Kingsport, TN. Call 423-676-9953 for more information.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

If you would like to adopt our pet of the week, or want more information about Holly Help Spay and Neuter you can visit their website or call 423-534-5656.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Lamplight Theater:

Lamplight Theater is hosting a sophisticated evening for couples and single adults to celebrate the New Year. Two options are available this year including an exquisite, catered dinner, deserts, coffees and teas in addition to party favors and a show for $30.00 per person.  The show only with party favors is $12.00 per person.

Visit the theater website for more information.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


1.  Pet of the Week:  If you would like more information about our pet of the week, Gypsy, call Siberian Husky Assist at 276-791-7122

2.  Knee Replacement:  To find out more information about the new form of total knee replacement call Mountain States Medical Group at  (276) 783-9752.

Friday, December 19, 2014


  1.  Define “Processed”
    1. What does it mean for a food to be “processed”?  We often associate it with convenience food or ready-to-eat food.  But is that accurate?  And does it inherently mean “unhealthy?”
    2. “Food processing” literally means to transform raw ingredients into another form.    At the end of the day, all foods fall on a spectrum of processing, from completely unprocessed to minimally-processed to highly processed. 
    3. Some forms of processing strip nutrients from foods and add undesirable chemicals. But processing can also do many desirable things, such as killing pathogens (pasteurization) or adding or creating beneficial compounds (probiotics).


  1. Spectrum of Processed foods
    1. Unprocessed – the food we eat is exactly how it existed in nature (eggs, bananas)
    2. Minimally Processed
      1. trimmed, sliced or diced, prepped for convenience (bagged spinach, cut vegetables, frozen fruit)
      2. par-cooked, cooked and/or mechanically altered to reduce cooking time – (rolled oats, canned tomatoes, canned bean, peanut butter)
    3. Moderately Processed
      1. These are foods whose raw ingredients have been transformed into something new and different.
        1. whole grains ground into flour to make bread, pasta, cereal
        2. milk cultured or churned into yogurt, cheese or ice cream;
        3. Potatoes peeled, seasoned and cut into ready-to-bake fries;
        4. meat trimmed and ground into burger patties.
    4. Highly Processed –
      1. nothing that goes into a product is in its natural state
        1. Ready-to-eat foods — such as crackers, granola and deli meat — are more heavily processed.
        2. The most heavily processed foods often are frozen or pre-made meals and microwaveable dinners.
  2. Take away
    1. While some processed foods should be consumed with caution, others have a place in a balanced diet.
    2. Usually the more processed a food, the less nutritious it is. But moderately processed foods can be perfectly healthy as daily staples – if chosen wisely.
    3. Choose products with fewer ingredients, lower amounts of sugar and sodium and avoid trans fat (partially hydrogenated oils).

Thursday, December 18, 2014