The 2012 East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest rules and specifications are posted on www.amse.org for students in grades 7-12 and teachers utilizing this contest to encourage students in engineering, math and problem solving skills prior to the March 10, 2012 contest at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
25 Years Ago
The Rockwood Times celebrated 106 years of publications. Even though the paper changed names and owners, its governing philosophy stayed the same: the community comes first. From the days when Rockwood Avenue was described as “an ore-dusted pig and cow path” to when the county industrial park was filled with tenants, The Times grew along with the community.
The Roane County United Way Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Amy Harmon to serve as executive director of the organization. Harmon, who began the new position on December 2, replaces Diana Knobloch, who left after 15 years of faithful service to spend more time with family.
By Ellen Probert Williamson
Plants have been used as decorations at Christmastime ever since the first Christmas in Bethlehem.
It started, according to an old tale, with a little shepherd girl who had no lamb, myrrh or gold to give to the Christ Child. She was showered with miraculous roses from heaven. She gathered them into a bouquet as a gift for the infant Jesus.
Many and varied are legends, customs, ideas and traditions that, for many centuries, have celebrated Christmas.
Becky Ruppe has been elected chairwoman of the board of directors of CASA of the Ninth Judicial District.
She succeeds founding chairman Jack McNew, who passes the gavel in a ceremonious act.
Ruppe is executive director of the Morgan County Economic Development Board and serves on many boards in Morgan and Scott counties. She is a former Morgan County executive and served two terms on the Morgan County Board of Education.
25 Years Ago
Shortly after moving to the area, Fred and Anne Walker of Kingston noticed candy canes hanging from a tall cedar tree between the Kingston and Lawnville exits of Interstate 40. When they didn’t see it the next year, they decided to decorate the tree themselves. Why do they do it? For the motorists – to make people smile, especially people far from home at Christmas. Friends and neighbors have been encouraging, and “no one has said we couldn’t do it.”