Members of Midway High School’s class of 1961 recently gathered at Woodlawn Cove Bed and Breakfast for their 50-year class reunion.
Attending the special event are, front row from left, retired teachers Janice Eberhart and Boyd Woody; second row, classmates Mary Moore Renfro, Susan Shipwash Townsend, Betty Clower Thompson, Shirley Raby Gourley; third row, Bobby Collier, Jackie Longmire, Jimmy Jett; fourth row, Eddie Viar, Stephen Williams, Richard Heatherly; and back row, Ronald Ramsey, Danny Walker and Dillard Moore.
Despite the challenges of the recession, Tennessee has achieved a state best in the National Kids Count Data Book’s ranking on child well-being.
Its ranking, 39th in the nation, is its best ever. The ranking was included in a recently released report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The book also looks at how children have been affected by the recession.
25 Years Ago
The Tennessee State High School Athletic Association passed the no-pass, no-play rule, without setting a date for it to go into effect. Students would be permitted to participate in extracurricular sports only if they passed five out of six of their courses.
Medic Regional Blood Center offers a free, non-fasting cholesterol evaluation and blood typing for all donors.
Donors also receive Medic’s blood coverage, a program that exempts donors and IRS dependents from paying blood-collection or blood-processing fees if a transfusion is needed within one year of donation date.
Blood drives are planned next week in Roane County. Donors may give blood at Gateway IGA in Rockwood on Aug. 29, or at Harriman Family Dollar on Aug. 30.