Roane County Master Gardeners’ sixth annual plant sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at Ladd Landing, Kingston.
This is a public opportunity to obtain plants, knowledge and information from volunteers trained through the Tennessee Master Gardener program of Roane County and the University of Tennessee Extension.
Perennials, annuals, house plants, shrubs, grasses, vines, herbs, trees, vegetables and yard art will be available.
Roane County Clerk Barbara Anthony is in the midst of celebrating “Show Us Your Heart Tennessee” in April’s observance of National Donate Life Month.
National Donate Life Month is a time to raise public awareness about organ donation and the increasing gap between the number of people whose lives depend upon receiving a transplant and the number of available organs.
Starting today, April 8, the town of Oliver Springs will begin accepting glass, plastic, paper and aluminum cans for recycling.
Items will be taken for recycling at a mobile unit across from Oliver Springs Public Library. Hours are from 2 to 6 p.m.
“Only about one-tenth of the garbage generated in this country actually gets recycled every year, when in reality over half of it can be recycled into new products,” said David Bolling, Oliver Springs town administrator.
Roane County Relay for Life will honor area cancer survivors this weekend with a reception on the main campus of Roane State Community College.
Cancer survivors and a guest are welcome to attend the reception at 1 p.m. April 10 in Room O-105 at Roane State. During the reception, they will receive tickets to the Roane State Playmakers’ 2 p.m. production of “The Diviners.”
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Kathy Parks at 354-3366 by April 7.
25 Years Ago
Anthony Malenovsky of Harriman was chosen as one of nine contestants for the CBS game show, “The Price is Right.” He and and his wife, Kitty, went to the taping while visiting their children in California. Although Malenovsky didn’t make it to the “Showcase Showdown,” he did win more than $3,000 in cash and prizes.
By Ellen Probert Williamson
As spring begins, April will at last bring us warmer days, new leaves on the trees, birds and squirrels building their nests, and violets and forget-me-nots starring the new grass.
We progress into the season of Lent and turn our thoughts toward the days of Holy Week and Easter in the Christian faith and Passover in the Jewish tradition.
But we are also faced with some seemingly frivolous occasions in this varied month.