25 Years Ago
Roane State Community College’s cheerleading squad brought back a trophy from a national competition. Brewster the Rooster, the Raiders’ 7-foot mascot, won Most Improved Mascot. That trophy represented besting 60 other cheerleading mascots from across the country. The cheerleaders made it to the finals competition.
A Roane Choral Society ensemble recently presented “A Gospel and More” concert at Oral Baptist Church.
Singers include, front row from left, Ranell Lane, Carol Brown, Louanne Bennett; second row, Peggy Sheppard, Karen Seiber, Margie Wadlington, Pat Estes, accompanist Amy Lane; third row, Nancy Beth Gerberding, Julianne Bailey, Debi Foley, Paul Crawford, George Wadlington, Director Eugene Hattaway; and back row, Marilyn Gaffin, Wendell Jones and Tim Stout.
Members of Midway High School’s class of 1961 recently gathered at Woodlawn Cove Bed and Breakfast for their 50-year class reunion.
Attending the special event are, front row from left, retired teachers Janice Eberhart and Boyd Woody; second row, classmates Mary Moore Renfro, Susan Shipwash Townsend, Betty Clower Thompson, Shirley Raby Gourley; third row, Bobby Collier, Jackie Longmire, Jimmy Jett; fourth row, Eddie Viar, Stephen Williams, Richard Heatherly; and back row, Ronald Ramsey, Danny Walker and Dillard Moore.
Despite the challenges of the recession, Tennessee has achieved a state best in the National Kids Count Data Book’s ranking on child well-being.
Its ranking, 39th in the nation, is its best ever. The ranking was included in a recently released report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The book also looks at how children have been affected by the recession.