Eight young women from Roane County were presented by the Teen Board of Knoxville during the 51st annual Teen Board Presentation Dance last weekend.
They were among the rising high school seniors from East Tennessee presented during the black-tie event for
completing hours of service to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations in their community.
Teen Board members gave more than 12,000 hours to area charities last year.
25 Years Ago
Scattered showers did little to relieve drought conditions or help crops. A 30-inch deficit in rainfall totals across the state severely damaged crops. Area agriculture officials estimated 100 percent of the
area’s soybean crop had been lost; the corn crop was projected to suffer a 70 percent loss; and tobacco would only be at 30-40 percent of normal crop levels. Lack of hay and pasture caused beef cattlemen to send record numbers of cattle early to auction.
Children and adults can build colorful structures and explore the physical forces of amusement rides through experiments with the “K'NEX: Building Thrill Rides” traveling exhibition through Sept. 5 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
Builders can construct their own design or use the provided diagrams at the K'NEX building table and stimulate creativity, curiosity and imagination.
25 Years Ago
Membership in the Roane County Humane Society grew to 45 members in its first year of operation (June 1985-June 1986). After its founding that year, the organization was also chartered by the state.