Avid joggers frequenting the trail winding around Watts Bar Lake in Kingston may have noticed
some recent additions at the foot of Fort Southwest Point.
Coordinating with both the Tennessee Valley Authority and Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, Chip Wise of Boy Scout Troop 101 has struck a formidable effort to earn the rank of Eagle Scout by constructing three exercise stations along the walking trail.
25 Years Ago
Brownie Troop 260 of Emory Heights School, led by Georgia Oran, participated in a Pledge of Peace ceremony. Each of the 11 troop members told how they might bring peace to the world and then signed a Pledge of Peace, which was to be carried into space with Christa McAuliffe, the teacher astronaut on the Challenger space shuttle, in January 1986.
25 Years Ago
Carolyn Wilson, director of pharmacy for Rockwood’s Chamberlain Memorial Hospital, was part of a delegation of hospital pharmacists from throughout the United States who visited the People’s Republic of China for two weeks. The delegation visited at the invitation of the Chinese Medical Association. Wilson was one of only two pharmacists from Tennessee chosen.
25 Years Ago
“A Homecoming History of Harriman and Harriman City Schools” was a sharing of memories of the “good old days” with an emphasis on the education system. Editor Nancy Wimmer said the first printing sold out within a week. Two surprises the interviewers learned: the inventor of the automatic record changer, Vaughn Butler, lived in Harriman; and Harriman once had buses that ran around the clock.
The Tennessee Quarter Horse Association Holiday Circuit, an American Quarter Horse Association-approved show, will be Dec. 30-Jan. 2 at Roane State Expo Center on the main campus of Roane State Community College.
American Quarter Horse shows test horses’ abilities in dozens of different classes and feature exciting events such as jumping, reining, barrel racing, cutting, roping and pole bending.
There are also halter classes that judge American quarter horses based on balance, muscling and breed characteristics.
Roane State Community College’s Jazz Band, Celebration Singers, Concert Choir, Stage Band, Bluegrass Band and faculty will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 in the theatre on the Roane County campus.
A $10 donation per person is suggested.
The traditional holiday concert includes classic and modern selections, ensemble pieces as well as solos and a carol sing-along.