A partnership between Second Harvest Food Bank and the Boy Scouts of America Great Smoky Mountains Council’s Scouting for Food program was recently given a financial boost in the form of a $60,000 grant from the Boyd Youth Education Fund of the East Tennessee Foundation.
Now, with additional financial support, this ongoing long-term partnership will be able to expand the Scouting for Food drive, which occurs in February, and it will fund opportunities for Boy Scout education and leadership.
By Bonita Irwin • For Roane Newspapers
Alumni of the former Wheat High School and old Roane College, as well as former residents of the former Wheat community, will celebrate their annual homecoming at the George Jones Church on Oct. 5.
The service will begin at 11 a.m., with A.L. Turpin bringing the message. A basket lunch will be served at noon under the nearby tent.
The community of Wheat, situated near the K-25 Site, was first known as Bald Hill because all of the timber had been cut to construct houses.
Volunteer Energy Cooperative reminds members to be on alert for a telephone scam that continues to plague rural Tennesseans.
Scam artists call a home or business posing as a co-op or utility employee who threatens to shut off service unless the consumer provides immediate payment using a reloadable debit card, prepaid gift card or online payment service like PayPal.