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Community News

  • Positive mental health essential for all children

    For 65 years, mental health organizations and advocates across the country have observed Mental Health Month in May.

    The 2014 Mental Health Month theme is “Mind Your Health.” As part of that, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 8 seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and remind the public that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.

  • New Obed park flick to premiere

    The premiere of Obed Wild and Scenic River’s new park movie will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 23 in the park’s visitor center at 208 N. Maiden St., Wartburg.

    The film, which lasts approximately 15 minutes, will be shown every half hour, with live musical interludes by the Shelter Road Band.

    This new park movie was more than a year in the making, with footage shot across all four seasons.

  • Rockwood struts its stuff as Purple Relay winner

    Rockwood City Hall is the winner of the Paint the Town Purple Award for the 2014 Roane County Relay for Life, an annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.

    Those at City Hall on hand for the banner presentation are, from left, Becky Ruppe, Belinda Puckett, Kim Ramsey, Sheila Ladd, Margaret Marrs, Teresa Craig, Christy Hughes, Fonna Cofer, Susan Thomas and Watts.

    Relay for Life took place last weekend at Roane State Community College.

  • Letter Carriers’ food drive to help Roane’s hungry

    Postal patrons can make a difference in their community this weekend with during the 2014 National Association of Letter Carriers’ food drive.

    The Stamp Out Hunger food drive will be on May 10.

    Postal patrons wishing to help may put bags of food beside their mailboxes that day.

    The donations will be picked up by letter carriers, taken to area post offices and delivered to community food banks.

    In Harriman, food donations will be given to M14 Ministries, an outreach ministry of Epic Church (formerly Courts of Praise Church).

  • Community service nominees sought

    AARP invites Roane Countians to thank those doing extraordinary volunteer work in the community with a nomination for the state’s 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service.

    The Tennessee winner earns $3,000 for the charity of his choice.

    Nominations are open until June 1 for any Tennessean age 50 or older and must be submitted online.

    Visit bit.ly/TNAndrus 14 to make a nomination.

    AARP membership is not required to enter or win.

  • City & County Meetings

    MONDAY, MAY 5
    • Rockwood City Council’s budget committee will meet at 5 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall.
    • Rockwood City Council will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall. (Meeting postponed from April 28 due to lack of a quorum.)
    • Harriman Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

    TUESDAY, MAY 6

  • 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.
    THURSDAY, MAY 8

  • 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.
    SATURDAY, MAY 10

  • Reunions

    Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.
    COMMUNITY
    • The Emory community reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24 in the old Little Emory School. Old friends and classmates are welcome to attend. Call Doc Mullins at 717-2818 or Garland Mullins at 882-0191 for details.
    FAMIILY

  • Harriman Happening-April 5

    Recently Mark and Nora Hightower spent five days in Philipsburg, N.J.
    They were guests of his cousin Robert Stonecipher.

    His family had a surprise birthday party for Robert. He was really surprised.

    The party was great and was attended by lots of family and friends.
    Roane County High School presented its band concert Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m.

    Sharon Weatherly, who is working in Rangoon, Burma, will return to the United States in July.

    She will spend some time with her family. Afterward, she will be working in Houston.