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Community News

  • Get on the right foot by taking good care of yours

    With April designated as National Foot Health Awareness Month, the staff of Roane Medical Center, Harriman, is telling patients to keep their feet pampered this year by practicing good foot health maintenance and recognizing signs of common foot conditions.

    According to a recent survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association, nearly 72 percent of Americans experience foot pain that prevents them from exercising.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 20

    25 Years Ago
    Hundreds of residents attended the Roane County Commission meeting to protest their property tax appraisals. Individuals testified how property sometimes tripled or quadrupled in assessed value while little or no improvement was reportedly done since the last assessment. Nearly 5,000 property owners appealed the reappraisal.

    10 Years Ago

  • Take a springtime walk on DOE’s Oak Ridge land

    Several free nature walks are scheduled this spring in various areas of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The walks will help celebrate 2011 as the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. Information available will focus on area efforts to sustainably manage and conserve the reservation's resources and efforts to protect them from invasive plants.

    Participants should plan to wear layered clothing, sturdy shoes and bring insect repellant and water.

  • Meet Little Miss Tiny Tot

    Oliver Springs Elementary School kindergarten student Heaven Branum was recently crowned 2011 Little Miss Tiny Tot Oliver Springs.

    She is the daughter of Robert and Jessie Branum.

    Grandparents are Debbie Johnson and Bob and Jan Branum.

    Heaven has two sisters, Keriana and Tabitha.

  • Things To Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    MONDAY, APRIL 18
    • Babahatchie Community Band rehearsal begins at 8 p.m. in the Babahatchie Band Room at Harriman High School. Wind and percussion instrumentalists are encouraged to join. Call 882-3446 for details.

  • 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.

    COMMUNITY
    Little Emory

    • The Little Emory reunion for all residents, students or friends in the community will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 28 at Little Emory School. Lunch will be available for a donation. Call 882-0191 or 717-2818 for details.

    FAMILY
    Wyatt

  • Choral group to meet at Bethel church

    Members of Roane Choral Society will rehearse this week in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

    Rehearsal starts at 7 p.m. today, April 18.

    All members are needed in preparation for the “Music of the Masters” performance.

    The concert will be presented to the community at 3 p.m. May 1 in Bethel Presbyterian Church.

    This performance will include choral literature of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Handel, Rutter and others featuring the Moeller organ.

  • Applications taken for energy assistance

    Mid-East Community Action Agency is presently taking applications for energy assistance.

    Those who have not applied for assistance since July 1, 2010, need to apply this month.

    Applications are available online at www.MECAA.net or at Mid-East’s office at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood.

    The office is open weekdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:15 to 3 p.m.

    Applications will also be available April 18 in Harriman Community Center and Mount Pisgah Baptist Church of Oliver Springs.

  • Too broke to pay late library fees? No problem — it's Amnesty Week

    It’s National Library Week, and patrons of Harriman Public Library who have racked up late fees have a reason to celebrate.

    In conjunction with the nationwide celebration April 11-16, Harriman Public Library has declared
    it Amnesty Week — or a time for
    patrons to clear their library
    debts.

    “This is a special week for you and the library,” said Harriman library director Barbara Pelfrey Milsaps.

  • Shriners aim to help kids during Saturday mini-clinic

    Kerbela Shrine Temple, Knoxville, will have its annual free mini-clinic this weekend.

    The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 in Kerbela Shrine Temple at 315 Mimosa Ave. Call 573-1901 for details.

    The screening helps identify children who can benefit from orthopedic and burn care at Shriners Hospitals for Children.