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  • Kingston annual Memorial Day service in works

    Kingston American Legion Post 110 will have its annual Memorial Day observance beginning at 10 a.m. May 26 at Bethel Cemetery.

    U.S. Army retiree Rod Schneider will be the keynote speaker for the event.

    The program includes a call to order by Cmdr. Randy Heidle, Cub Scout Pack 101’s presentation of colors, placing of the wreath by Buddy Miles, and invocation by Ab Armour.

    The observance will close with roll call by Cherokee Middle School, a 21-gun salute by the Roane County Honor Guard and the playing of taps by buglar Mike Rotters.

  • Farmers’ markets more accessible to SNAP recipients

    Farmers and farmers’ markets across the state have increased their reach to the more than 1.3 million Tennesseans participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps.

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service recently had a Farmers’ Market On-Site Application and Approval Event for those interested in receiving free wireless point-of-sale devices equipped to accept SNAP benefits.

  • Beautification kudos to Mynatts, flower shop

    Ken and Pat Mynatt are the recipients of the Harriman Garden Club’s April/May Residential Beautification Award.

    A bevy of spring flowers are on the lawn of the Mynatts’ home on Trenton Street in the Cornstalk Heights area.

    Adkisson's Flowers at 503 N. Roane St., owned by Jesse and Linda Rittenhouse, is cited by the Harriman Garden Club as its most beautiful commercial establishment in April/May.

    Nominations for residential and commercial honors may be sent to Harriman Garden Club, P.O. Box 1422, Harriman, TN 37748 or jamie@acedemo.net.

  • Kix Brooks to headline Saturday’s Secret City Festival entertainment

    Secret City Festival organizers are gearing up for the 12th annual community celebration June 13-14.

    Legendary country music artist Kix Brooks will bring his high energy, hit-filled show to the main stage at 7 p.m. June 14.

    Tickets are now on sale. Visit www.secretcityfestival.com for details.

    Country rock band Phoenix Drive will open for Brooks.

    Brooks enjoyed early career success as a songwriter before teaming up with Ronnie Dunn to form the highest-selling duo act in the history of country music.

  • Harriman summer reading program kicks off on June 18

    “Fizz, Boom, Read,” the 2014 summer reading at Harriman Public Library, kicks off June 18 with “Fizz Boom” chemistry with Al Hazari.

    Activities for all ages that day will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 in the library at 601 Walden St.

    With the exception of July 2, programs continue each Wednesday through July 30.

    Upcoming activities are:

  • Teen program to ‘Spark a Reaction’

    A number of activities are planned for “Spark a Reaction,” Harriman Public Library’s 2013 Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Activities get underway on July 10 with a “going viral” science mix program.

    All programs are from 3 to 4 p.m. each Thursday from July 10-31.

    The only exception is the final program, which will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

    Upcoming activities include:

    July 17 — Duct-tape art and snacks.

  • Harriman Happenings May 19

    Birthday greetings to friends and family born in May.

    They include the Rev. Clyde Jones, Ruth Coleman, Carolyn Baker, Roy Clemmons, Dale Fuqua, my grandson Marv Anderson, niece Sheila Williams and Ellen Jackson, formerly of Harriman, who now lives in Dayton, Ohio, and is celebrating 103 years. What a blessing.

    God’s blessings to all of you.

    Also, my son Marvin Anderson and Corliss Thompson are celebrating birthdays this month.

    Pat and Dan Taylor Childress from Nashville, Glenn and Virginia Hickman’s children from

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  • The Henry Center celebrates Earth Day

    The children of The Henry Center display their artwork as they celebrate a week’s worth of activities celebrating Earth Day. Those showing off their work are, front row from left, Tobi Pritchett, Keeley Cleveland, Ta’Naya Scandlyn, Addison Woody, Audrey Boles, Jessica Pugh, Jacob Dingus; and back row, Daylan Habib, Lucas Shore, Tom Evans, Brody Johnson, Landon Stafford, Ridley Scalf and Cadyn Newman.
     

  • The Garden Gate: Superstition may be creatures’ best protection

    An amazing book published in France by Charles Estienne in 1550 assures us that “some report a marvelous strange thing of Basil, as namely it grows higher and fairer if it be sown with curses and injuries offered to it, and watered with vinegar.”

    Well, you can try this, but it is very likely that modern basil is more civilized.

    If you plan on having an herb garden this summer, now is a good time to start serious planning. A sunny spot near your kitchen door is ideal, or perhaps a corner of your vegetable garden.