The Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge has treated more than 1,600 individuals in 4,500 individual visits during its first two years of operation, board members recently learned during a three-year strategic planning meeting.
The goal of the board is to continue the clinic’s mission, “People Caring for People,” and to increase services and hours at the clinic, which sees a number of patients from Roane County.
25 Years Ago
A 45-pound beaver was found dead by the side of the road. It was believed to be one of three beavers that constructed a 7-foot-high dam in Walnut Hill off Hwy. 27. Its tail was 12 inches long and 5 inches wide. Harriman taxidermist Johnny Newberry stuffed the beaver for permanent display in the Harriman Utility Board lobby. Because of its uniqueness, the dam drew so many visitors that officials built a walkway leading to and from the site.
By Ellen Probert Williamson
In ancient times, spices and perfumes were interchangeable. Herbs were used for everything from cooking and decorating to medicine.
Rose water and musk were used to flavor foods. Vanilla and cinnamon were used as perfume. Frankincense and myrrh, used both in the kitchen and in perfumes, were the gifts chosen for the Christ Child because they were the most valuable commodities in the ancient world.
By Josephine McKinney
This spring-like weather has been a wonderful time to go places and do things. One of the most wonderful things I’ve enjoyed most was a group of residents of Victorian Square took a trip to Crossville to see the live production of the play “Driving Miss Daisy.”
Miss Daisy had a chauffeur to drive her places, like to town where she instructed him to drive to the right, go one block, turn right again, then again turn right, and he says, “Why, Miss Daisy, this is where we came from.”
By Louise Warmley
Anointed Praise and Worship Church had its annual Women’s Day last Sunday. The theme was Faith, Hope, Love.
Morning speaker was Sister Mary Alice Douglas. She spoke from the theme. Music was provided by the men of the church.
The speakers for the afternoon service were Sister Danielle Key, who spoke on faith. Sister Sara Douglas spoke on hope, and Sister Rebecca Womack spoke on love. Sisters Mary Hickey and Julia Harris provided the music.
25 Years Ago
With no public notice of the meeting, several school board members met to discuss restructuring Rockwood’s school system. Without meaning to violate the Sunshine Law, board members considered having seventh- and eighth-graders remain at Rockwood Junior High and moving ninth-graders to the high school.