25 Years Ago
Kingston’s Don Colyer and Earl “Lucky” Leasure built an exact replica of the old Roane County Courthouse as it would have looked in the 1850s. The half-inch scale model was something Colyer wanted people to remember the old courthouse by. Funded by the Roane County Heritage Commission, it took over a year to complete.
Since 2006, when purple was chosen as the “awareness color” for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Tennessee has played its part in “lighting the way” to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of elderly and vulnerable adults.
Rockwood 2000 members, from left, Sue Hill, Mary Kau, Molly Rogers and Sue McCutcheon install and plant one of 15 “trough planters” as one of the organization’s beautification projects in the city’s downtown area.
Rockwood 2000 is also working on additional landscaping projects on Gateway Avenue.
The Roane County Adult Education program will hold its annual GED graduation on Thursday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the theater at Roane State Community College.
A reception will be held after the ceremony for graduates and their guests.
The event is sponsored by the Roane County Literacy Council and Roane State.
Graduates and guests are asked to RSVP by June 24 by calling Cindy Hayes with Roane County Adult Education at 376-6663.
The extreme heat wave of the past few weeks has forced ElderWatch to change the location of Wednesday’s ice-cream social.
The gathering, an observation of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, will be in Kingston Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m.
The program will include entertainment by Tommy Harding, ice cream and vendor booths with information of interest to seniors and their caregivers. Details will be provided about fraud, abuse and neglect.