By Louise Warmley
Anointed Praise and Worship Church had its annual Women’s Day last Sunday. The theme was Faith, Hope, Love.
Morning speaker was Sister Mary Alice Douglas. She spoke from the theme. Music was provided by the men of the church.
The speakers for the afternoon service were Sister Danielle Key, who spoke on faith. Sister Sara Douglas spoke on hope, and Sister Rebecca Womack spoke on love. Sisters Mary Hickey and Julia Harris provided the music.
25 Years Ago
With no public notice of the meeting, several school board members met to discuss restructuring Rockwood’s school system. Without meaning to violate the Sunshine Law, board members considered having seventh- and eighth-graders remain at Rockwood Junior High and moving ninth-graders to the high school.
By Ellen Probert Williamson
Spring officially began this year on March 20, and with it comes some warmer days. New leaves are beginning to appear on some of the trees, and little violets and forget-me-nots star the new grass among dandelions. So many springtime traditions come to mind.
Soon it will be April, a month of tremendous contrasts in history, legend and tradition.
25 Years Ago
Roane County Commissioners voted unanimously to transfer the land commonly known as the Old Roane County Airport, or the Palm Beach site, from the county to Roane State Community College. The land is a prime site for construction of the college’s livestock pavilion/exposition center.
By Ellen Probert Williamson According to census reports, several million Americans are of Irish descent. But every year in March we all, whatever our own ethnic heritage may be, become enthusiastically Irish. Everything flaunts the color green, and shamrocks become the flower of the month.
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Legend has it that the good saint used the trifoliate leaves of the shamrock to illustrate his sermons about the Trinity.
The children and staff of The Henry Center collected more than 200 pounds of canned goods in November and December to donate to a Roane County family and area food banks.
The Southeastern Conference recognized University of Tennessee women’s basketball Coach Pat Summitt in January for her fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. To participate in this special event, the children of The Henry Center sang “Rocky Top” and finished it off with a round of “We Back Pat” cheers.