By Ellen Probert Williamson
Petrus Crecentius was one of the most prominent writers of the late Middle Ages. His late 13th-century book was translated from Latin to Italian 100 years later, with French and German translations following.
Crecentius described in great detail the ideal medieval garden with its trees, flowers, pathways, orchards, fountains and, among many plants, pomegranates.
25 Years Ago
Roane State Community College’s cheerleading squad brought back a trophy from a national competition. Brewster the Rooster, the Raiders’ 7-foot mascot, won Most Improved Mascot. That trophy represented besting 60 other cheerleading mascots from across the country. The cheerleaders made it to the finals competition.
A Roane Choral Society ensemble recently presented “A Gospel and More” concert at Oral Baptist Church.
Singers include, front row from left, Ranell Lane, Carol Brown, Louanne Bennett; second row, Peggy Sheppard, Karen Seiber, Margie Wadlington, Pat Estes, accompanist Amy Lane; third row, Nancy Beth Gerberding, Julianne Bailey, Debi Foley, Paul Crawford, George Wadlington, Director Eugene Hattaway; and back row, Marilyn Gaffin, Wendell Jones and Tim Stout.
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.