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Community News

  • Literacy grants to be presented to groups in Roane

    The Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary and Altrusa International of Oak Ridge work together to host an annual Lunch 4 Literacy every year.  

    The proceeds are given to organizations that promote literacy in the East Tennessee area.

    The grants from last year’s event will be awarded at 7 a.m. March 5 during the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary meeting at Tech 2020 in Commerce Park. This allows educators to get back to their work.

  • City & County Meetings

    MONDAY, MARCH 3
    • Roane County Commission’s budget committee will meet at 6 p.m. in the county executive’s conference room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.
    • Roane County Commission’s sheriff’s liaison committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Qualls Commission Room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.
    • Harriman Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

    TUESDAY, MARCH 4

  • Things You Should Know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    MONDAY, MARCH 3

  • Things to Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    MONDAY, MARCH 3
    • A public lecture, “Exploring Saturn With Shallow Probes,” will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the City Room of Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus. David Atkinson, senior researcher and space scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will give the presentation.

  • Clubs, Agencies & Support Groups

    TUESDAY, MARCH 4
    • Harriman Garden Club will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Harriman United Methodist Church. Speaker Joan Davis, also known as “The Bee Lady,” will discuss beekeeping.

  • Each Week

    MONDAY
    • Senior exercise, 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs; and 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Art Club for adults, 10 a.m. to noon and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston. Details: 376-6340.
    • Senior pinochle, noon in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.

  • Rural Mixers raise $2,000 for scholarship

    Roane County Family and Consumer Education’s Rural Mixers Club raised more than $2,000 for the FCE Scholarship Fund during the Christmas Ideas Fair.

    Those who worked the sales table are, front row from left, Madge Jackson, Virginia Pompre, Mattie Mathis; and back row, Debbie Geroia, Dot Russell, Lennie Stansbury, Imogene Deathridge and Judy Murray.

    Not pictured are Ada Thompson, Iona Wyatt and Imogene Owens.

  • Medic blood drives set in March

    Medic Regional Blood Center hopes a pair of upcoming blood drives in Harriman will help supplement the agency’s blood supply.

    A blood drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. March 4 in Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center at 240 Hannah Road.

    Another is planned from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12 in Roane Medical Center.

    The community blood provider has seen supplies lower than usual, even for this time of year, said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

  • Three Rockwood girls tapped for Miss Junior Pre-Teen contest

    Rockwood’s Kayli McNeal, Brittney Miles and Taylor Slaven are among those selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Junior Pre-Teen Knoxville/Chattanooga competition on March 16.

    McNeal and Slaven are students at Ridge View Elementary School. Miles is a freshman at Rockwood High School.

    McNeal is the daughter of Aundria McNeal and Kenny McNeal. Her grandparents are Bobby and Karen Grant, and Kenny McNeal and Lorene Fritts.

    She have five brothers, A.J. McNeal, Grant McNeal, Noah McNeal, Trevin True and Cody True.

  • New handbook discusses senior resources

    The Tennessee Bar Association has released “The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors,” a new resource designed to help Tennesseans better understand federal and state benefits, new health care laws and a wide range of other issues of importance to older citizens.