25 Years Ago
Adopt-A-School, an incentive program for academic achievement, enjoyed a high rate of success in Roane County. The program was a partnership between an organization or business and a selected school, program or class; a sharing of time, talent and expertise. The ways in which the adopter can help are limited only by the imagination of both parties.
Ceola Lawrence spent two weeks in Texas with her son, Shannon, his wife and daughter. They took her to Johnson Space Center. They went bowling, to the movies and attended church on Sunday. Ceola said she really had a great time.
Shannon's son, Shannon Jr., who lives in Cookeville, drove out to Texas to visit with them. The name of the church they attended was Wheeler Baptist Church. The Rev. Colry is pastor there. The church is so large they have to have four services.
Members of the Midway High School class of 1962 who recently gathered for the class’ 50-year reunion are, front row from left, Linda Brewer Neal, Malcolm Myers, Norma Moore Craig, Reva Kyle Clark, Margaret Woods Evans, Janice Hodges Moore, Ann Deatherage Au, Allen Jett, Lynn Roach Raby, Eula Sitzler Kile, Elbert R. “Bug” Gamble, Polly Fain Murphy; and back row, Alvin Kasior, Lynda Townsend Huffman, Carol Shaw Bullard, Carolyn Howard Turbyfill and James “Junior” Nunley.
The group met in Paint Rock Church fellowship hall and had a potluck lunch.
Effective Oct. 1, the day on which Tennessee Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants receive benefits may change, depending on the last two digits of their Social Security number.
The Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association has requested that SNAP benefits issuance dates be extended to help accommodate demand on grocers and provide all Tennesseans more access to a complete selection of food items.
United Way of Roane County is a not-for-profit organization working with partner agencies and organizations to meet the human service needs of Roane County.
To ensure resources are used effectively, the organization is asking the citizens of Roane County to complete a short survey and give your opinion regarding services in the areas of education, health and financial stability.
One survey per Roane County family is requested, and responses will be anonymous.
It is hard to really know how far back in time people have been eating cabbage. Now we eat cabbage in soups, stews, salads and casseroles without realizing our kinship to all the people in all the countries and all the eras in history who have done the very same thing.
Cabbage is mentioned in many places in the Bible with full descriptions of gardens and crops, and even some methods of cooking and preserving this versatile vegetable.
25 Years Ago
Harriman’s last dime store closed its doors for the final time. Clarence Hall and his wife, Frances, owned and operated Hall’s Dime Store on Roane Street for 35 years. Age and Clarence’s back injury a few years earlier helped to determine the couple’s retirement plans. Said Clarence, “If you can’t do it right, it’s time to let it go.”