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Club News

  • Roane County Band Fest coming up Oct. 6

    The annual Roane County Band Festival will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 on the Oliver Springs High School football field.

    Bands from all five Roane County public high schools will perform in this non-competition event of the Roane County Rotary Clubs.

    The event allows members of the bands to see each other’s annual show in a non-competitive atmosphere.

    Admission is canned goods, which will be donated to area food banks.

    Cash donations will be taken during the festival, with the proceeds to be divided between the five bands.

  • Rotarians get update on Boys and Girls Club

    Dean Deatherage, center left, chief professional officer for the Boys and Girls Club of the Clinch Valley, recently presented a status update on the Boys and Girls Club of Roane County to member of the Kingston Rotary Club.

    The Roane County club, housed at Harriman Middle School, provides programs for children and young adults centered around the arts; character and leadership; education and career development; health and life skills; and sports, fitness and recreation.

  • Busy month for Rockwood Rotary

    Rockwood Rotary Club has a number of upcoming projects planned for the next month.

    Today — Sept. 20 — the club is sponsoring seven Rockwood High School juniors at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, an annual training program.

    Also attending will be five students sponsored by Harriman Rotary Club. Kingston Rotary Club is sponsoring four students for the leadership training.

    Rockwood Rotarians will distribute 196 dictionaries to third-graders at Midtown and Ridge View elementary schools on Sept. 30.

  • Harriman Lions White Cane Days slated Sept. 26-27

    Harriman Lions Club will have White Cane Days at Harriman Food City from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26-27.

    Lions will be there those days accepting donations to support district programs that help area communities.

    Those include the East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank, a Knoxville entity started in 1964 which provides eye tissue for transplant patients.

    The donations also help Lions Recording for the Blind, based out of Oak Ridge, which provides recorded audio of various publications.

  • Hooray for the Lions and free watermelon!

    Katlyn Parks and Alyssa Boswell enjoy free watermelon at this year’s Hooray for Harriman Festival.

    The Harriman Lion’s Club had an informational booth and gave away watermelon.

    That weekend, the club also gave the sweet fruity treat away at the Babahatchie Band’s Music and Melons summer concert.

  • Crumby recipient of second national DAR craft award

    For the second year in a row, Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution member Amanda Crumby has earned a national award in the miscellaneous crafts division of the American Heritage Committee contest.

    Crumby was awarded a national second-place honor for her entry of a turned wooden goblet during last month’s 2014 awards ceremony at Continental Congress in Washington, D.C.

    The goblet will be donated to the historic Roane County Courthouse for display in its museum.

  • Roane’s new Rotary leaders for 2014-15

    The Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood recently installed their new officers for the 2014-15 Rotary year.

    Installed during a joint meeting last month in Roane Medical Center’s Roane Rotary Room were new Presidents Holly Tucker of Harriman, Terry Stevens Sr. of Kingston and Eddie Bilbrey of Rockwood.

    The officers were installed by Bobby Davis, a Kingston Rotary Club member and past district governor of Rotary District 6780.

  • Ham operators gear up for Field Day

    The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will participate in the American Radio Relay League’s Field Day this weekend.

    Exercises will take place from 2 p.m. June 28 until 2 p.m. June 29 at Fort Southwest Point pavilion, Kingston.

    The public is encouraged to attend and hear more about the Roane County Amateur Radio Club and amateur radio, commonly referred to as “ham” radio.

    The AARL, which is the association promoting amateur radio in the U.S., sets aside the fourth full weekend of June for Field Day.

  • Longtime Knights of Pythias members cited

    Rockwood’s Oak Leaf Lodge 49, Knights of Pythias, recently honored life members, including new 50-year life members Dean Woodall and Robert Brock, with a dinner event.

    Also honored were three life members with more than 60 years' membership: Luther True, 67-year member; J. Polk Cooley, 64-year member; and James Fickey, 61-year member.

    The Fraternal Order Knights of Pythais is celebrating its 150-year anniversary this year, and Oak Leaf Lodge is marking its 126th year.

  • Rockwood 2000 gives to Rotary

    Rockwood 2000 member Sandy McIntosh presents Eddie Bilbrey, Rockwood Rotary Club President, with a $500 donation at a recent Rotary Club meeting.

    The donation will be used toward the purchase of a heart defibrillator for Rockwood Middle School. The Rotary Club is raising funds for the project.

    “We are pleased to assist the Rotary Club with this donation and support their goal to provide a defibrillator for the Rockwood Middle School,” Rockwood 2000 President Mary Kau said.