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Community News

  • Harriman Happenings—July 4, 2016

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Geraldine Moore, who recently passed away.

    She was the wife of the Rev. Joe Moore of Kingston. Her service was held at Evans Mortuary last Sunday.

    To the family, relatives and friends, you are being remembered in our prayers.

    Please remember James Hawkins in your prayer. He is still a patient in University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

    He is the brother of Dorothy Graham.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed next week

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    Distributions will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Harriman and Kingston residents will pick up their commodity foods on June 23.

    The following day, June 24, is reserved for Oliver Springs and Rockwood residents to pick up their foods.

    Commodity food recipients must have been certified before June 3 to receive foods during this distribution.

  • Public stargaze at Tamke-Allan

    Roane State Community College’s Tamke-Allan Observatory will have a public stargaze at 7:30 p.m. June 18.

    Visit www.roanestate.edu/TAO or contact David E. Fields at fieldsde@roanestate.edu for more information.

  • Boys & Girls Club summer going well

    Boys & Girls Club of Roane County kicked off its summer program late last month, and it’s promising to be a busy one.

    Already the club has a record number of children, ranging from kindergarten to high school.

    Harriman Councilman Buddy Holley was impresed with the youth, who had stopped and talked with him recently as they passed his home coming back from an outing at Killefer Park.

    Mayor Chris Mason is a big advocate for the program and said they need to get clubs open in Kingston and Rockwood as well to serve area youth.

  • Harriman Happenings-June 13

    A dedication ceremony for the new Korean War Memorial was held at David Webb Riverfront Park on Memorial Day to pay tribute to the Korean veterans that paid the ultimate price for freedom during the Korean War.

    The Korean War was a hard fought war that lasted from June 1950 to July 1953. This war claimed the lives of 36,574 American soldiers, another 103,284 were wounded and 7,800 are still unaccounted for.

    A few of the Korean War veterans of Roane County that were present for this ceremony are Cecil Johnson, Clyde Jones, James Little and Eugene Cozart.

  • Dinner, auction to raise funds for OS Historical Society

    “Preserving the Past,” a special fundraiser for Oliver Springs Historical Society, will be from 4 to 7 p.m. June 25 in Premier Sharp Funeral Home at 209 Roane St.

    Food, music, cornhole, a silent auction and an exclusive display of Oliver Springs artifacts are among the attractions.

    All proceeds raised will go toward restoration of the Abston/Daugherty Museum’s community theater.

    RSVP for the event by calling 435-7261.

  • City & County Meetings

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
    • Oak Ridge Utility District’s board of commissioners will meet in regular monthly session at 8:30 a.m. in the ORUD board room at 120 S. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge.
    • Harriman Recreation Advisory Committee will meet at 5 p.m. in Harriman Community Center.

    MONDAY, MAY 2

  • Things You Should Know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    SATURDAY, APRIL 30
    • Roane County Sheriff’s Office will be part of the National Drug Take-Back Initiative. Authorities will collect unwanted prescription drugs from the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walgreens at 1797 Roane State Hwy., Midtown. No liquids will be accepted.

    FRIDAY, MAY 6

  • Things to Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    THURSDAY, APRIL 28

  • Each Week

    WEDNESDAY
    • Senior exercise, 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Rockwood Public Library’s free preschool storytime for ages 18 months to 5 years, 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the library at 117 N. Front Ave. Activities include stories, songs, games, crafts and educational projects. No program if Roane County Schools are closed. Details: 354-1281.