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  • The Garden Gate: Fruitcakes full of ancient exotic ingredients

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    November is a month of crisp days, golden sunshine, falling leaves, cider mills and looking forward to holiday excitements.

    Part of that is the planning ahead of holiday foods. At this time of year, spices, candied fruit, flowers and herbs play a large part.

    Take fruitcake, for instance. When you think of its ingredients and traditions, you find yourself suddenly viewing a whole world of exotic times and places.

  • It takes a team to fight against breast cancer

    Dr. Kristan Lay urges a team effort when thinking about breast cancer awareness and treatment.

    “The first member on your breast cancer team is you,” said Lay, Roane Medical Center’s pathologist and laboratory director, during a recent presentation to the Roane County United Way.

    “You should be the team captain – playing an integral role in your healthcare decisions.”

  • Never too young for breast cancer awareness

     

  • Fall cattle sale set near Crossville

    The University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center near Crossville will have a fall sale of cattle from its herd starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 18.

    The sale will feature open and bred cows, all of which are registered Angus, Gelbvieh or Balancer cows.

    Minimum bids per head will be required. The cows will be penned and available for viewing beginning Nov. 17. Registration documentation will also be available.

  • Tax refund taken because of debt owed by spouse?

    By MARGARITA PETROVA
    For Roane Newspapers
    Has the IRS kept your federal tax refund because your husband or wife owes money?

    If the IRS kept part of your tax refund because your spouse owes a debt, filing an Injured Spouse Claim may help you get back part or all of the federal tax refund.

  • Things You Should Know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.

    MONDAY, NOV. 7

  • Crop-loss assistance signups start Nov. 14

    Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency will begin enrollments on Nov. 14 for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program for 2010 crop year losses.

    “Producers across the state experienced several natural disasters during the 2010 crop year that caused hardship and financial losses to many agricultural operations,” said Nancy H. Brackett, Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency executive director.

  • Relay for Life kicks off next week

    American Cancer Society’s Roane County Relay For Life will officially get under way next week when volunteers and participants gather for a kickoff rally to launch fundraising efforts for 2012.

    The rally will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Roane County United Way offices, Midtown.

    “Hope Through The Decades” is the campaign theme.

    The kickoff event will include a chili supper, a cancer survivor speaker, door prizes and a holiday-themed country store.

  • Help Tennessee score a victory in Battle of Orange and Blue

    Roane Countians have a chance to bring home a victory for Tennessee in Medic Regional Blood Center’s 24th annual Battle of the Orange and Blue.

    This blood-drive competition between Tennessee and Kentucky to see which fan base can bring in the most blood donations prior to the annual gridiron matchup between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the University of Kentucky Wildcats.  

    “The battle of Tennessee vs. Kentucky is not just on the football field,” said Vols head football coach Derek Dooley.

  • Noisy November on tap

    Did you know a human scream can travel more that half mile — or that a baby's cry at 115 decibels is louder than a car horn?

    Did you know cats can make 100 different vocal sounds, while dogs only make 10?

    These are a few of the sound-wave factoids that are sprinkled throughout the NOISE! interactive exhibition through December at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Museum visitors can play and experiment with sound-wave physics in a variety of ways in the NOISE! exhibit.