On May 25, Obed Wild and Scenic River staff will lead the park’s first hike dedicated to researching the possible presence of the allusive and invasive armadillo.
Obed park rangers will conduct a short, informative hike along the Emory River Nature Trail, during which participants will be taught more about this mysterious creature and the risks that such non-native species can pose to an ecosystem.
Participants should meet at the Rock Creek Campground at 2 p.m. and should wear appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.
A border of day lilies really dresses up your garden. All the pretty flowers are in bloom for only one day at a time, but the blooms are so prolific and replace each other so fast that it is hard to realize they are so well named. Because that’s what they are, one day at a time, day lilies.
The exuberant and lovely blossoms are among the most satisfactory and easy-care flowers one could imagine for any American or Canadian garden, and they flourish especially well in the gardens of Tennessee.
25 Years Ago
Cuyler Dunbar, founding president of Roane State Community College, announced through tears that he was leaving the college after 18 years to accept the presidency of Catawba Community College in Hickory, N.C. “There’s never a good time to leave,” he said. “We will remain forever connected [to the school] in heart and spirit.” At the time of his appointment at Roane State, Dunbar was the youngest college president in Tennessee.
Members of the Harriman Lions Club are finalizing plans for the club’s annual “World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast” from 7 to 11 a.m. May 25.
“Mary Long, owner of Harriman Steak and Diner has graciously offered the use of her restaurant and her employees again this year to help the Harriman Lions in this project,” said Harriman Lions Club member John Richards.
Pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice will be available for $5 for adults, $2.50 for children younger than 11.
Work to protect East Tennessee places and buildings with historic significance will be helped with the proceeds of an estate “tag” sale this weekend at Oak Ridge’s Alexander Inn.
The sale, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25, will give the public a one-time opportunity to walk through a portion of the historic inn at 210 E. Madison Road before renovations begin and purchase furnishings from the 1940s-80s.