The Tennessee Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and producers of the April 1 deadline for obtaining non-insured crop disaster assistance coverage on mixed grass pasture for the crop year 2012.
The program was designed to reduce financial losses that occur when natural disasters cause a catastrophic loss of production or prevented planting of an eligible crop by providing coverage equivalent to catastrophic insurance.
American Museum of Science and Energy visitors have opportunities to learn the life cycle of a house, visit the lighting test table, and play the energy game at the “Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within The Forces of Nature” exhibition.
The exhibit is open through April 30 at the museum at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge.
Museum visitors will be able to explore three key building materials — wood, steel and concrete — and the path each takes from its origin in the earth to its use in the home.
By Louise Warmley, Community correspondent
Last Saturday, the sanctuary was filled with people who attended the Black History Program at Anointed Praise and Worship Church.
Lots of youth from different churches took part in this service. Mary Alice Douglas was the best; she played the part of an old lady who grew up in Tupelo, Miss., and she told how things were then and how they are now. She encouraged the youth to get all the education they can and make the best of it.
By Ellen Probert Williamson
Is it possible that you are a dowser or, as dowsers are sometimes called, a water witch?
Dowsing is an ancient craft using branches of the witch hazel or willow tree to locate the presence of underground water. The dowser holds a wishbone-shaped, forked branch straight out before him and walks up and down, back and forth, over the terrain where he hopes to find a water source and construct a well.
25 Years Ago
Harriman Utility Board passed sewer rate increases that hiked business rates as much as 395 percent and residential user rates about 60 percent. The increase was necessary to fund construction of a state-mandated new wastewater treatment facility.