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  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 24

    25 Years Ago
    Walnut Hill Elementary third-grader Sara Haun’s artwork was chosen for two billboards representing Roane Clean Community Systems. “A Beautiful Roane is a Real Pick-Me-Up!” declared the billboards in Harriman and Rockwood. Haun won the privilege of having her artwork so prominently displayed in a poster contest conducted by the anti-litter group.

    10 Years Ago

  • Last chance for ’13 rabies clinics

    The last of Roane County Health Department’s rabies vaccination clinics are planned for this weekend.

    “You are urged to have your dogs and cats vaccinated each year to comply with the Tennessee Rabies Law,” said Preston Woody, environmental health specialist at the Roane County Health Department.

    Vaccinations are $12 each.

    The clinics, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 27, will be  at:

    • Animal Medical Center at Ladd Landing, Kingston

  • Ayers, Tech Center given Rotary kudos

    Kingston Rotary Club President Ralph Best, left, presents Chris Ayers, assistant director of Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, with the club’s Vocational Service Award.

    The award is annually presented to individuals who express the ideals of Rotary and who use vocational knowledge, skills and talents to serve the Roane County community and its people.

  • The Garden Gate: Tiny blueberries score big nutritionally

    Blueberries are wonderful fresh either with or without cream, and irresistible in muffins right out of the oven and pie

    These soft, dark blue, round berries are not only delicious; they also have tremendous medicinal values.

    Scientists in the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University have discovered that blueberries have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that help neurons in the brain function more effectively.

  • Historian delves into ‘corn likker’ at Roane State moonshining talk

    Historian Dan Pierce will discuss his upcoming book “Corn from a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains” on Wednesday, April 24, at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus at 701 Briarcliff Ave.
    Pierce’s lecture will be from 3:30-5 p.m. in the City Room. Presented by Roane State’s Arts and Lectures Committee, the event is free and open to the public.

  • The Garden Gate: Put celery on your shopping list for the health of it

    Celery is mentioned a number of times in the Talmud, the 39 books of Biblical commentary dating from the first century, as a remedy for infections and tumors and a cure for gout.

    We think of celery as an ingredient in soups, salads and snacks. We are amazed to find that it is mentioned repeatedly in the Bible as a remedy for some serious health problems. It has held an important place in medical uses since about 500 B.C., when it was part of the pharmacopeia of ancient Egypt.

  • Master Gardeners working to beautify the county

    The Master Gardeners of Roane County are trained volunteers who help University of Tennessee Extension of Roane County educate and serve the community.

    Tennessee Master Gardeners receive 40 hours of horticultural training through UT Extension and return 40 hours of volunteer community service to become certified.

    They maintain certification with 25 service hours and eight hours of continuing education annually.

  • Muir biographer to be in Kingston

    Kingston Public Library will host a special event later this month with biographer John B. Hunt.

    Hunt, author of “Restless Fires: Young John Muir’s Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68” will be at the library beginning at 6  p.m. April 25.

    He spend a number of days at the Kingston Public Library and the Roane County Historical Society’s Archives while conducting research for his book.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From the Past From the Week of April 17

    25 Years Ago

  • Harriman Happenings: April 15

    Three nights of revival were held at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Midtown.

    The Rev. Jesse L. William was the evangelist. This sermon was based on Psalm 23. Each night was well attended, and all who went were blessed. This is where the Rev. Paul Taylor is pastor.

    Allen Hickman has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, an international academic organization for two-year colleges and institutions. In order to be eligible for membership a student must maintain a grade-point average of at least a 3.5. Congratulations, Allen.