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  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files for the Week of June 19

    25 Years Ago

  • Library, United Way to promote literacy with puppet shows, stories

    Kingston Public Library will host Roane County United Way’s Day of Action on June 21 to promote literacy in imaginative, fun ways.

    The free event from 9 a.m. to noon in the library at 1004 Bradford Way, will include puppet shows, storytime and prizes.

    Activities start with a 4-H bug program at 9. Puppet shows at 9:30 and 10:30 will focus on sun and stranger safety, and the United Way’s storytime at 10 will be “Love You Forever.”

  • Holocaust survivor to speak at library

    Kingston Public Library and Roane Writers Group will present “A Hidden Child” on June 20 as part of the Thursdays at the Library program.

    Sonja DuBois, who was born in the Netherlands and became an orphan at 22 months, will share her experiences during and after the Holocaust.

    The free program will begin at 6 p.m. in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    A reception will follow.Call 376-9005 for details.

  • Ham radio operators to meet for Field Day

    Roane County amateur radio operators will give a public demonstration of emergency communications during annual Field Day exercises June 22-23  at Fort Southwest Point , Kingston.

    Despite the Internet, cellphones, email and modern communications, whole regions of the world find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber-optic cables leave people without the means to communicate.

    In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been amateur radio.

  • The Garden Gate: Breathe easier by ramping up your daily intake of garlic

    Garlic is a member of the Alium family, which includes onions, leeks, shallots and chives.

    It is related to the flowering Amaryllis — the name of which is derived from the ancient Latin word for garlic.

    As a genus, garlic includes several hundred species, some of them native to most of North America. It is also native to central Asia and was introduced to the rest of the world by early immigrants.

  • Tighter security at Secret City Fest

    Visitors to the Secret City Festival will experience tighter security measures and maybe a few delays when entering the concerts this year, all in the name of safety.

    No backpacks or coolers will be allowed into the concert site, and all bags will be subject to search.  Visitors should expect delays if carrying in anything that needs to be searched.

    Organizers suggest festival attendees only bring their concert tickets, money for food, an ID to buy or consume beer and a chair for the concerts.

  • Harriman Happenings

    Carolyn Clemmons, her friend and son spent last weekend in Asheville, N.C., visiting her sister, Virginia.
    While there, they visited other family members and some friends.
    The following ones who are celebrating their birthdays this June are friends who play bingo at Harriman Community Center every second and fourth Mondays: Peggy Gunter, Ernell Renfro, Geraldine Harmon, Tom Collins and Mrs. Woods.
    Happy birthday to all of you.
    To my friend Lydia Yette McKeldin and nephew Dana Thompson, I hope your day was a great one. God bless.

  • Nominees sought for FSA county committee

    The Roane/Loudon County Farm Service Agency is seeking area farmers and ranchers to serve on the county committee for the coming year.

    An informational meeting to explain the county committee nomination and election processes will be from 10 a.m. to noon June 17 in the FSA office at 424 N. Kentucky St., Room 100, Kingston.

    Anyone interested in more information about the FSA county committee may drop in at any time during this meeting or call 376-2392.

  • Fishing rodeo for youngsters Saturday

    Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency will have a “Boat or Bank” kids fishing rodeo as part of the celebration of Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day on June 8.

    The fishing at Kingston City Park’s gravel pit starts at 9 a.m. Participants ages 5-17 must register before fishing.

    This free fishing event can be from the bank or a boat, with fishing occurring anywhere in the local area.

    Adult supervision is recommended.

    State fishing regulations apply. Any type of legal bait is allowed.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of June 5

    25 Years Ago
    A reception at Harriman’s Bank of Roane County honored three retiring board members. Frank L. Faris of Harriman had served on the board for 30 years. He was the retired owner and operator of Norris Creamery. Rhea R. Browder, president and secretary/treasurer of Harriman Oil Co., had served on the board for 12 years. And Jackson T. Rymer, appointed to the board in 1973, practiced public accounting for more than 35 years.

    10 Years Ago