First Sgt. Joel Gibbons retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard following a change of responsibility ceremony at Knoxville’s National Guard Armory on Sutherland Avenue after 23 years of service.
Gibbons, originally from Niagara Falls, N.Y., officially retired as 278th Regimental Headquarters Troop First Sergeant on March 29 after following in the footsteps of his father and two older brothers by enlisting in the U.S. Army in August 1989.
Roane County Habitat for Humanity partners with members of Bradbury United Methodist Church of Kingston and Luminary United Methodist Church of Ten Mile to clear a donated lot in Harriman that someday will hold a Habitat house for a family in need of a decent place to live.
Dozens of old tires, a decaying fiberglass boat and hundreds of pounds of scrap metal were removed from the lot and either recycled or hauled to the landfill.
25 Years Ago
Walnut Hill Elementary third-grader Sara Haun’s artwork was chosen for two billboards representing Roane Clean Community Systems. “A Beautiful Roane is a Real Pick-Me-Up!” declared the billboards in Harriman and Rockwood. Haun won the privilege of having her artwork so prominently displayed in a poster contest conducted by the anti-litter group.
Blueberries are wonderful fresh either with or without cream, and irresistible in muffins right out of the oven and pie
These soft, dark blue, round berries are not only delicious; they also have tremendous medicinal values.
Scientists in the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University have discovered that blueberries have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that help neurons in the brain function more effectively.
Historian Dan Pierce will discuss his upcoming book “Corn from a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains” on Wednesday, April 24, at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus at 701 Briarcliff Ave.
Pierce’s lecture will be from 3:30-5 p.m. in the City Room. Presented by Roane State’s Arts and Lectures Committee, the event is free and open to the public.
Celery is mentioned a number of times in the Talmud, the 39 books of Biblical commentary dating from the first century, as a remedy for infections and tumors and a cure for gout.
We think of celery as an ingredient in soups, salads and snacks. We are amazed to find that it is mentioned repeatedly in the Bible as a remedy for some serious health problems. It has held an important place in medical uses since about 500 B.C., when it was part of the pharmacopeia of ancient Egypt.