Most of us have known people who insisted on planting certain things according to phases of the moon or development of a particular kind of tree or shrub.
Ever since man began to till the soil, people have looked for favorable signs in the stars, moon, native plants, times of the migrations of birds, colors of sunsets and some other aspects of nature to guide them in planting and in harvesting.
25 Years Ago
Kingston Regional Planning Commission gave strings-attached approval to final development plans of Brentwood Landing. The state planner said most of the problems would be easy to take care of. Everything was ready; it just wasn’t at the meeting. Construction activity was expected to begin within the month.
Present and prospective Girl Scout volunteers are welcome to attend Leaderfest, an inaugural inspirational and informative event on Aug. 11 in Alcoa.
Leaderfest, organized in part by the Roane County Service Unit, will offer workshops on a variety of topics, such as songs; ceremonies; science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs; discipline issues; crafts; and games for all ages.
A special session will address troop basics, including the changes to the Girl Scout program over the past few years.
They may also be picked up at the Mid-East office at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood. Office hours are from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:15 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday.
25 Years Ago
A devoted daughter, loving mother and much respected co-worker, Marcella Krevinko died at the age of 48. An employee of Roane County News, she walked to work and never missed a day in 16 years. She cared for her mother until her death, just over a month before Krevinko herself succumbed to cancer. All remembered her with love and admiration.
10 Years Ago