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  • Give blood next week at drives in Harriman

    How does one become a member of Medic Regional Blood Center?

    It’s easy: those who have donated blood within the last year are automatically Medic members.

    Being a member of Medic protects both donors and their IRS dependents. One blood donation a year exempts donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood-collection or blood-processing fees anywhere in the U.S. if a transfusion is needed.

    This benefit can save a family thousands of dollars.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 23

    25 Years Ago
    The completion of the walkway around Kingston’s lakefront was in sight. The state moved the guard rail on the dike closer to the highway, making room for the walkway to be built behind it on the lakeside. The Kingston Parks and Recreation Commission voted to spend up to $3,000 for materials to extend the walkway across the dike.

    10 Years Ago

  • Roane Area Reunions

    Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.

     

  • International fest slated this weekend

    The Celtic rock band Coyote Run will be featured during the all-day International Festival Feb. 19 at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.

    Showcasing the world’s cultures, the festival will include entertainment, food, booths, crafts and children’s activities in the Oak Ridge Children’s Museum at 461 West Outer Drive.

    Song, dance and music of the world will entertain children and adults alike at the family-friendly festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with food served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • OR sets rabies shot, microchip clinic

    The city of Oak Ridge will have a rabies shot and microchip clinic for dogs and cats on Feb. 26.

    The event will be in the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter at 395 Belgrade Road from noon to 5 p.m.

    Rabies shots are required yearly of all domestic animals in Tennessee. Microchip identification products assist in the quick and efficient return of pets to their owners.

    “City staff members are trained to scan every animal that comes into the shelter as an attempt to locate a rightful owner,” said Oak Ridge Police Sgt. Shannah Newman.

  • View life in Scarboro at museum exhibition

    Glimpses of life into the African-American community of Scarboro is shown in a special exhibit on display through April at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    “When you look at the pictures, personal items and hear the oral histories told by Scarboro High School graduates, you journey back in time to relive their experiences,” said Rose Weaver of Oak Ridge, collector of Scarboro memorabilia.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 16

    25 Years Ago
    After much discussion — and knowing taxes would have to be raised to pay for it — the Roane County Commission voted 11-3 to give the next county executive and county attorney pay raises of $7,679 and $6,613, respectively. Reasons cited were a demand for service, progress and quality government and keeping in mind the responsibilities of each.

    10 Years Ago

  • AARP Tax-Aide born from happenstance chat

    By Patricia Bryant
    Tennessee AARP Tax-Aide

    Did you know that the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance program began with a chance discussion between two naval reservists more than 40 years ago?

    During a weekend drill, an Internal Revenue Service agent expressed concerns about older tax filers making mistakes on their returns to then-AARP Executive Director Bernie Nash. 

  • Run for Dunn 5K, walk scheduled for March 19

    Run for Dunn, a 5K run and 1-mile walk presented by the Michael Dunn Foundation, will be on March 19 on the main campus of Roane State Community College in Roane County.

    Check-in, prerace entertainment and registration begins at 8 a.m.; the run and walk start at 9.

    Preregistration is now under way at www.michaeldunnfoundation.org and www.michaeldunncenter.org.

    Entrance fees by March 13 are $25 per person 15 and older, $20 per Knoxville Track Club member and $15 per youth ages 14 and younger.

  • Residential council needs computers

    The Harriman Residential Council is seeking donations of newer used desktop computers.

    The computers will to be used in the library in the Residential Council Building at Spencer Drive and Bennett Circle in Harriman’s Fiske Heights area.

    Call Floyd Lawson at 335-0701 or Julia at the Harriman Housing Authority at 882-9636 for more information.