For 14 days in October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world came to a thermonuclear war.
This historic event is detailed in a photographic timeline, Fallout Shelter and the Cold War Home dioramas with artifacts included in the “Cuban Missile Crisis: When the Cold War Got Hot” exhibition open through Sept. 3 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
The ninth annual reunion for everyone who attended Rockwood schools will be June 4-10 at the Rockwood First Baptist Church lake property on Eagle Furnace Road.
Activities are planned for every day of the week, with the big event culminating on June 9.
Reservations are required and may be made by sending $20 per person to Rockwood Classmates, P.O. Box 12, Rockwood, TN 37854. In order to have adequate food prepared, registration is requested as soon as possible.
25 Years Ago
Roane County Park opened its newly renovated swimming area, making it an enjoyable and comfortable atmosphere. Donated white plastic pipe enclosed the swimming area, one of the platforms received a new top, and the buildings were all painted, including the bathrooms. A stream runs right through the swimming area, so it acts as a natural purifier.
Now through Labor Day, all blood donors to Medic Regional Blood Center will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich and a chance to win a pair of tickets good for any regular season Tennessee Smokies home baseball game.
“The summer is a difficult time for us,” said Christi Fightmaster, Medic spokeswoman.
Blood donations tend to decline during the summer months for many reasons, Fightmaster said.
Roane County farmers are reminded that June 1 is the deadline for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments, the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program.
“It is crucial that producers meet the deadline for these programs in order to receive disaster and income support,” said Linda R. Tipton, Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency acting executive director.