25 Years Ago
Harrell’s IGA in Kingston and Harriman advertised T-bone steaks for $2.59 per pound; red grapes for 59 cents per pound; ground beef for 99 cents per pound; large eggs for 59 cents per dozen; 42-ounce Tide detergent for $1.69; a 10-pound bag of Idaho potatoes for $1.49; and 2-percent milk for $1.69 per gallon.
Inspired by the movie, “The Bucket List,” a Kingston woman has made a similar list of interesting things she hopes to see or do during her lifetime.
With the help of Rex Walls of Harriman, Wendy Whittenbarger recently marked off one of the items: a ride in an antique car.
At 40, Whittenbarger has many years ahead to realize her list, but she was eager to get started. While cerebral palsy has limited her from some things, she has an adventurous spirit and is always eager to learn and experience something new.
David Gregory, vice chancellor for the Office of Administration and Facilities Development, Tennessee Board of Regents, will be the guest speaker for Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ Lunch With the League on Dec. 7 in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. and is available on a first-come, first-served basis for $6. The program starts at noon.
Gregory will discuss ways to improve the completion rate of students at Tennessee institutions of higher learning.
25 Years Ago
Ted Wagner Jr., a former Kingston resident, was featured with his Nashville-based band, Moment’s Notice, on the nationally syndicated “Star Search” television show. Wagner played bass guitar for the group, which had won on more of the talent-show-format series than any other group except Sawyer Brown. Wagner once played with Cheyenne, a Roane County-based band.