Don Barger, senior regional director of the Southeast Regional Office of the National Parks Conservation Association, will be the guest speaker at Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ next Lunch with the League.
The meeting starts at noon Jan. 15 in the social hall of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Barger will discuss the state of the national parks, political and financial ramifications, the status of the Manhattan Project Historical Park, and issues facing the national park sys-tem.
25 Years Ago
Floyd Teasley of Harriman had no trouble remembering his daughter’s birthday. His daughter, Kristie, was the first baby born in 1985. He was the New Year’s baby of 1960.
10 Years Ago
The Food Lion at Roane Street and Ruritan Road in Harriman announced its closing. Fifteen of 88 locations in the state also closed. Open in 1997, a corporate spokesman said the store was simply “not profitable,” costing more to operate than it brought in.
Volunteers are needed for a new community education program to fight breast cancer in Roane County.
The program, a joint effort between Roane Medical Center and the American Cancer Society, seeks to increase the number of women who get breast cancer screenings.
“Volunteers have been crucially important in enabling the American Cancer Society to help make progress in the fight against cancer for nearly 100 years,” said Sarah Hooks, health initiatives representative for the American Cancer Society in Roane County.
Kwayu Graham, a former coach at Austin East High School in Knoxville, left there to take a head coaching job in Lexington, N.C.
The Carolina Panthers High School Coach of the Week program recognizes high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, have made a difference in the lives of their players’ high school and community.
Kwayu, head coach at Lexington Senior High School, was selected as this season’s second 2012 Coach of the Week.
Christmas was really a great day for Julia Harris.
Her children from Nashville and Knoxville came home to spend this day with her and their sister, Alicia Harris.
Her children are Tabby Tayler and her son Jalen; Jeff Harris, his wife, Silvia, and their daughters, Courtney and Chelsea; Kristie and Malachi and their three children; and Sybil, her husband Tony Cannon, and their two children.
They enjoyed a delicious meal with all the trimmings. Afterward, gifts were opened and all were more than happy for what they received.
Kingston Elementary School student Mason Edwards, center, and his brother, Jesse, present Will Cramer from the Anderson County American Red Cross office with money Mason collected for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Mason made the decision on his own to find a box and collect money from his family, neighbors and friends, and his parents drove him to the Anderson County Red Cross office on Dec. 21 to drop off the $19.05 he collected.