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  • Pro2Serve largest United Way corporate donor

    Professional Project Services Inc. — or Pro2Serve — is once again the largest corporate contributor to the Roane County United Way’s annual fundraising campaign.

    Pro2Serve’s 2012 corporate campaign contribution of $22,756 matched employee contributions on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

    When combined with $2,371.93 raised by employees through special events that included a taco bar and chili cookoff, $51,883.93 was contributed to Roane County United Way by Pro2Serve and its employees.

  • ‘American Celebration’ honors heroes in uniform

    Roane Choral Society will present “An American Celebration” at 3 p.m. Feb. 19 in the theater on the main campus of Roane State Community College.

    “Come help us celebrate our great country in a musical tribute to our men and women in uniform,” said Julianne Bailey, a member of the Roane Choral Society.

    “Enjoy patriotic readings and songs such as ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic,’ ‘For Spacious Skies’ and ‘Armed Forces Salute.’”

  • Harriman Happenings: Feb. 6

    By Louise Warmley
    We are wishing Deacon Steve Fuqua a speedy recovery. He is a patient in Parkwest Hospital. Let’s keep him in our prayers.

    Remembering Earl Brown, who had surgery in St. Mary’s Hospital in Knoxville. Trusting that you will soon be healed.

    Terry Hall, former resident of Harriman, is ill in Arizona. This report came from his sisters who live here.

    We are remembering Norma Bazel, who is ill at home. Let’s keep her in our prayers.

  • 'Round Rockwood: Feb. 6

    By Josephine McKinney
    Rain, rain go away, come again some other day. Hard rain has been falling all day, and there is no sign of it letting up.

  • Management of chronic disease focus of program

    Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior services department and Roane County Health Department are partnering to offer an upcoming six-week chronic disease management program.

    The program, Living Well With Chronic Conditions, is a workshop that meets from 1 to 3 p.m. each Wednesday from Feb. 14-March 21 in the health department at  1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood.

  • Blood screening, bone density among health fair offerings

    Luminary United Methodist Church will provide free access to medical specialists and health related service providers from 8 a.m. to noon on Feb. 20 in the church at 3401 River Road, Ten Mile.  

    The free medical tests will include up to 100 free fasting comprehensive blood-screening panels, including prostate-specific antigen tests to be performed by the Summit Medical Group of Knoxville.

    Registration for the blood screening will be at the initial check-in table at the entry to the fellowship hall in the back of the church.  

  • Computer training classes start Feb. 7 at Kingston library

    Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior services and Kingston Public Library are jointly offering basic computer training classes to area seniors beginning next week.

    The classes will start on Feb. 7 and meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Feb. 21.

    Participants will be taught computer basics, including using a mouse, setting up an email account, searching the Internet and exploring Microsoft Word.

    The cost of the class is $20. Participants will receive a training book and a flash drive.

  • The Garden Gate: Keep scents floral all year long

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    How delightful is the summer breeze wafting across the garden and carrying with it the mingled scents of all the flowers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could bottle it and uncork it in the house on a snowy February day?

    Bottling flower scents is, of course, the business of the perfumer. And a fascinating business it is. Did you know that at Grasse, France, there are 50 perfume factories employing many hundreds of people?

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 1

    25 Years Ago
    Members of Junior Roane Clean Community System at Cherokee Middle School sold the school’s parking lot potholes for Valentine’s Day. Individuals paid $5, $10 or $25 depending on the size of the pothole. A heart was painted around the hole with initials beside it. Sweethearts got a framed picture of their beloved placing a frilly valentine over their pothole. Members hoped to raise enough money to get the potholes filled.

    10 Years Ago

  • Sew, what's new at John Knox Center?

    Helen Leigh of Decatur and Martha Thompson of Rockwood show off a quilt during the seventh annual Sewing on the River at John Knox Center in Ten Mile.

    Thirty-two women shared four days of Christian fellowship while making many quilts, wall hangings and scarves — many for charity organizations — and 142 pillows for cancer patients.

    Elaine Lindsay, owner of Loose Threads in Harriman, converted a cabin to a sewing shop and participated in the retreat.