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  • The Garden Gate: Nutrients in ashes can help us, too

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Ryan E. Jones

    U.S. Army Pvt. Ryan E. Jones recently graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    Son of Ronald E. Jones Jr. of Harriman and Lisa K. Goodman of Devonia, he is a 2008 graduate of Oliver Springs High School.

    Field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.

  • Eat pancakes to help feed seniors

    A pancake breakfast is planned this weekend to support the work of Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior nutrition program.

    The breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 26 in Victorian Square Assisted Living, Rockwood.

    The $5-per-person cost includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.

    All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the senior nutrition program.

  • Want to grow your groceries?

    “Grow Your Own Groceries: From Seed to Shelf” is the topic of Roane County Master Gardeners’ fifth community winter workshop.

    The free two-part workshop, sponsored by Extension Agent Grant Palmer and Roane County Extension, will be on March 12. Lunch will be provided for a fee.

    Preregistration is required. Call 376-4497 for details.

    Area experts will be on hand to teach about soils, starting plants from seeds and good overall approaches to and techniques for home gardening.

  • Embark on 'A Sentimental Journey' with Roane Choral Society

    Roane Choral Society will present “A Sentimental Journey” at 7 p.m. March 5 in the student lounge on Roane State Community College’s main campus.

    The evening with coffee and dessert will include Roane Choral’s renditions of old favorites such as “Sentimental Journey,” “As Time Goes By” and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”

    A three-piece band will accompany the singers. Several ensembles are also planned.

  • 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.