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Community News

  • REACH $31,000 toward goal

    Operation REACH president Bobby Collier said city police and firefighters raised $5,858 during road blocks this past weekend.

    Collier said that brought the total raised so far to around $31,000.

    REACH is an acronym for Roane Enriches Another Child’s Holiday. The annual program takes less fortunate children Christmas shopping. Collier said the goal this year is to raise $125,000.

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office plans to raise funds for REACH this week by turning the old county jail in Kingston into a haunted house.

  • Kingston library now responding to texting

    Patrons of the Kingston Public Library may now receive text-message alerts concerning overdue items or the availability of books or other materials.

    The library began the new text-message service in October.

    The new service also allows patrons to send text messages to the library at 466-8901 to renew books, ask a reference question and reserve a book.

    Contact the library at 376-9905 or directorkpl@comcast.net — or text message the library at 466-8901 for details.

  • Church Calendar

    SATURDAY, OCT. 16
    • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church’s Council of Catholic Women will have its annual fall bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church hall at 535 Margrave Drive, Harriman. Lunch will be available. Proceeds will benefit the parish and community programs.

  • Rockwood First Christian to mark 125th anniversary

    Rockwood First Christian will celebrate 125 years of ministry to the community on Oct. 17.  

    The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a welcome by Pastor Kara Foster, special singing and a brief presentation on the church’s history, with pictures from the past and present.

    The worship service begins at 11 a.m. with preaching from the Rev. David Fulks, who grew up in the church and in Rockwood.

    The celebration will continue afterward with a luncheon in the fellowship hall.

  • Rockwood library slates Amnesty Week Oct. 25-31

    October is the month for trick or treating, and this year the Rockwood Public Library is giving its patrons a treat.

    The library will have Amnesty Week Oct. 25-31.

    Patrons with overdue library materials may return those materials and have overdue fees waived, said Margaret Marrs, library director.

    “Please bring in any book, audios, videos, CDs or DVDs that you have misplaced or neglected to return — and no matter how overdue they may be, you will be forgiven,” Marrs said.

  • OS fall cleanup starts on Oct. 25

    The town of Oliver Springs will have its annual fall cleanup Oct. 25-Nov. 5.

    All items to be picked up should be left near the street for easy access.

    The town will not accept tires, paint, batteries or other hazardous/toxic chemicals, refrigerators or appliances that use coolants.

    The schedule for Oct. 25-29 is:

    Monday and Tuesday — Midway Drive, Fox subdivision (including side streets) and Sleepy Hol-
    low.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 13

    25 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Herbs have guarded from ills for many years

    By Ellen Probert Williamson, For Roane Newspapers

  • It's reunion time in Westel
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