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Club News

  • Roane County’s Brazilian connection

    Kingston Rotary Club recently hosted two young speakers, Maggie Stevens and Matheus Ferreira, with ties to Brazil.

  • Sign up now for junior 4-H camp

    Registration is under way in Roane County for junior 4-H camp.

    The five-day resident camp is for all 4-H members who have completed grades 4-6.

    Activities include swimming, archery and rifle ranges, group sports, fishing, nature hikes, fossils, wildlife, leather craft, woodworking, T-shirt airbrushing, tie-dying, skits, music and ropes courses.

    Camp is limited to 142 children. Cost is $235 by cash or check; $247 by credit card.

  • FCE tribute to Marsh

    Rockwood Family and Community Education Club recently donated  a copy of “Down Home Cooking” to Rockwood Public Library in memory of Emma Marsh.

    Marsh, who passed away last fall, was a beloved 60-year club member.

    She will be remembered by many for her love of community and her many sunflowers.
     

  • Clubs, agencies and support groups

    MONDAY, APRIL 18
    • Rockwood Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. in Victorian Square, Rockwood.

    TUESDAY, APRIL 19
    • Kingston Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. in 2 Chef’s at 500 W. Race St. Tom Pickel’s speaker, Maggie Stevens, will discuss her year in Brazil. Call 376-3715 for details.

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency Senior Programs

    APRIL 18-24
    MONDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs, and at 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Pinochle at noon in Kingston Community Center.
    TUESDAY — Quilting at 9 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Bridge at 1 p.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    WEDNESDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.

  • 4-H'ers collecting supplies

    Roane County 4-H Club members are in the midst of collecting supplies to be given to the American Red Cross.

    The supplies will be distributed across the state to youths affected by disaster.

    Supplies the public is encouraged to contribute include 3.5-ounce bar of soap, 2-ounce bottle of shampoo, youth-size toothbrush, .85-ounce toothpaste, washcloth, 5-inch comb, small pack crayons and activity/coloring book.

  • Avery Trace DAR plans genealogy workshop

    Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is anxious to share information to help members of the public trace their roots.

    The organization is planning a genealogy workshop on Feb. 26 in the clubhouse of Southwest Point Golf Club at 2002 Decatur Hwy., Kingston.

    Sign-in will begin at 9 a.m., with the workshop following from 9:30 to noon.

    Cost is $10 to cover instructional material.

    Refreshments will be served.

  • Harriman Lions perform student vision screenings

    Roane County Schools has a partnership with the Harriman Lions Club for the benefit of young students.

    More than 200 public school pre-K and kindergarten students who returned permission slips received free vision photoscreening as a service from Lions Club members.  

    The screening process is done with a special camera that enables specialists from the Eye Center at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to see possible future eye problems.

    The screening process has an 85- to 90-percent accuracy rate.

  • Knox manufacturer supporting Camp Buck Toms shotgun range

    SportDOG Brand of Knoxville has extended its support of youth outdoor activities with a $50,000 donation to the Boy Scouts of America’s Great Smoky Mountain Council.

    The funds will be used for the construction of a shotgun range at Camp Buck Toms on Watts Bar Lake near Rockwood.

    Camp Buck Toms is host to 6,500 annual visitors who go to the 750-acre property for camping, swimming, boating, fishing, shooting and other family and scouting activities.

  • Kingston Rotary Club pancake breakfast set

    Kingston Rotary Club will have its annual pancake breakfast and silent auction from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 5 in Kingston Church of Christ family center.

    The menu will consist of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, orange juice, milk and coffee.

    The price is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

    Proceeds raised by last year’s pancake breakfast and silent auction were used to help restore an earthquake damaged health clinic in Haiti and to promote scholarship and reward achievement of students in Roane County schools.