25 Years Ago
Oliver Springs leaders received a vote of confidence by the town’s residents, who returned the mayor and Board of Aldermen to their seats for two-year terms. They included Mayor Stanley E. Justice Jr.; Aldermen Edwin L. Kelley, J.C. “Jim” Davis, Ralph Wilson, C.D. “Chuck” Alcorn, Cebert Mitchell and Sam H. Davis; Treasurer Virginia Crisp; and Judge Joseph H. Van Hook. Justice led opposed candidates with 254 votes, and Crisp led the entire ticket with 375.
From the history of automobiles to travelogues on Alaska and Australia — from memoir writing to appreciating Appalachian music — the summer term of Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning offers a variety of courses.
May 14 is the early registration deadline for the term, which takes places from June 8 to Aug. 8.
The institute has more than 400 members who take courses in a classroom and auditorium at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus on Briarcliff Road.
For 65 years, mental health organizations and advocates across the country have observed Mental Health Month in May.
The 2014 Mental Health Month theme is “Mind Your Health.” As part of that, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 8 seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and remind the public that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.
Rockwood City Hall is the winner of the Paint the Town Purple Award for the 2014 Roane County Relay for Life, an annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.
Those at City Hall on hand for the banner presentation are, from left, Becky Ruppe, Belinda Puckett, Kim Ramsey, Sheila Ladd, Margaret Marrs, Teresa Craig, Christy Hughes, Fonna Cofer, Susan Thomas and Watts.
Relay for Life took place last weekend at Roane State Community College.