Mid-East Community Action Agency is accepting applications to enroll children in Head Start.
Head Start is a federal early childhood program that promotes school readiness from ages birth to 5 in low-income families by enhancing cognitive, social and emotional development.
It provides a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language and literacy, cognition and general knowledge, physical development and health, social and emotional development and approaches to learning.
25 Years Ago
Rockwood patrolman Rodney Redmon was proclaimed a hero for the second time in two and a half years when he pulled Fred “Junior” Pass Jr. from a burning building on Poplar Street. “The good Lord must have sent him down here,” said Paul Ed Pass, who credited Redmon with saving his brother’s life. Redmon received Gov. Lamar Alexander’s Outstanding Tennessean Award in 1986 for his earlier heroic feat in which he pulled a 2-year-old Tommy Mullins from a storm sewer.
Three Rivers Ramblers Square Dance Club will celebrate its 33rd anniversary on Feb. 16
with a special dance in Harriman American Legion.
The dance, open to the public, starts at 8 p.m. Jeanette Bowen will also have line dancing.
The club formed in the fall of 1979 with a few experienced square dancers and a class of beginners in the Harriman American Legion Hall. The first class of “graduates” finished in February 1980, said club member Connie Williams.
Mardi Gras is a day of carnival, parades and competitions. Superiority and imagination are displayed in costumes, floats, bands and general magnificence. There are flowers, confetti, feasting and general hysteria of every kind.
Then comes Ash Wednesday, where reality overcomes the imagination and everything comes to a pause for solemn reflection.
Ash Wednesday is observed in countless churches worldwide as the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of abstinence and thoughtful study which precedes the joyousness of Easter.