Charlie Jernigan, chairman of the Oak Ridge Land Bank Corp. board of directors, will be the guest speaker at Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ upcoming Lunch With the League.
The meeting starts at noon May 20 in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
No reservations are necessary. Box lunches will be available for $8 on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 11:30 a.m., or those attending may bring their own meal. Coffee and tea are provided.
25 Years Ago
Oliver Springs leaders received a vote of confidence by the town’s residents, who returned the mayor and Board of Aldermen to their seats for two-year terms. They included Mayor Stanley E. Justice Jr.; Aldermen Edwin L. Kelley, J.C. “Jim” Davis, Ralph Wilson, C.D. “Chuck” Alcorn, Cebert Mitchell and Sam H. Davis; Treasurer Virginia Crisp; and Judge Joseph H. Van Hook. Justice led opposed candidates with 254 votes, and Crisp led the entire ticket with 375.
From the history of automobiles to travelogues on Alaska and Australia — from memoir writing to appreciating Appalachian music — the summer term of Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning offers a variety of courses.
May 14 is the early registration deadline for the term, which takes places from June 8 to Aug. 8.
The institute has more than 400 members who take courses in a classroom and auditorium at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus on Briarcliff Road.
For 65 years, mental health organizations and advocates across the country have observed Mental Health Month in May.
The 2014 Mental Health Month theme is “Mind Your Health.” As part of that, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 8 seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and remind the public that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.