25 Years Ago
The Tennessee Egg Cooking Contest limited entries to main-dish recipes. The second-place adult winner was Kathleen F. Cole of Rockwood. The junior/senior high school winner was Nicky Cole, also of Rockwood, and the daughter of Kathleen. Winners received a U.S. Savings Bond worth
Sunday, Sept. 30, was Missionary Day at St. Mary’s Baptist Church.
Sue Hall spoke for the women during the morning worship. Sue was really great. Music was provided by the celebration choir. Pastor Jesse Williams delivered the spoken word. This was a great morning worship service.
St. Mary’s Baptist Church continued celebrating Mission Sunday with Pastor Paul Taylor and Oak Grove Baptist Church family. Their choir provided the music, and Pastor Taylor delivered the spoken word.
Officially opening the Roane County Corn Maze off Patton Lane are, in no particular order, County Executive Ron Woody, County Commissioner Randy Ellis and Roane County Park employees Stacey McElhaney, Johnny Marshall and Richard Crawford.
25 Years Ago
The Roane County High School Band Parents Association kicked off a new fundraising drive to collect a mile of quarters. Hoping to end door-to-door selling, the association took up collections at games, had road blocks, and placed canisters around town. A mile of quarters equals about 68,000 coins or $17,000. If successful, it could become an annual event.
Many of the rollicking medieval names for plants have been lost in favor of more prosaic titles, but think how exuberant a garden would be planted with such things as Bouncing Bet, Sweet Sultan, Bobbing Joan, Lustie Gallant, Gardener’s Garters or Glare of the Garden.
William Shakespeare’s famous statement that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet is perfectly true. What’s in a name? Well, a lot when it comes to plants.