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  • Art show kicks off council activities

    The Arts Council of Roane County’s inaugural event, the Roane Open Art Show, is a three-day exhibition of area artists’ work.

    The public exhibit in Creative Arts Co-op at 426 Ruritan Road, Harriman,  will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1-2.

    Area artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, printmakers and potters, are invited to submit up to three original works for display.

  • These gifts help those in community

    Struggling to find a gift this year for those hard-to-buy-for friends or relatives?

    Have they said they don’t need anything ... that their house is already full of “stuff”?

    Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior services program asks Roane Countians to consider these alternative gift ideas for family and friends:

  • Thanksgiving travel said to be up by a bit this year

    AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will take a trip of 50 miles or more away from home between Nov. 21-25, the Thanksgiving holiday traveling period.

    This represents a 0.7 percent increase from the 43.3 million people who traveled last year.

    Auto travel remains the preferred mode of transportation this Thanksgiving, with 39.1 million Americans traveling via automobile, about 90 percent of all travelers.

  • Ag Center cattle sale set for Friday

    The University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center near Crossville will have its annual fall cattle sale Nov. 16.

    The sale will start at 11 a.m.

    It will feature open and bred cows from the center’s herd, all of which are registered Angus, Gelbvieh or Balancer cows.

    Minimum bids per head will be required.

    The cows will be penned and available for viewing beginning Nov. 15.

    Registration documentation will also be available.

  • Kingston’s top fall decorators
  • Time to help Orange in blood drive

    Volunteer fans who think their blood runs orange have a chance to prove it during Medic’s 25th annual Battle of the Orange and Blue.

    The blood drive competition between  Tennessee and Kentucky fans runs through Nov. 16.

    Medic’s mobile unit  will be at Rockwood Walmart Supercenter from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16.

    “Kentucky fans have won this competition the last two years, and Medic wants Volunteer fans back on the winning side of this event,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

  • The Garden Gate: Could pomegranate be fruit of Knowledge of Good and Evil?

    Pomegranates are one of the world’s most exotic fruits.

    In some medieval paintings, Adam and Eve are portrayed with a pomegranate as the fatal “apple” in the Garden of Eden. The fruits are certainly ancient enough in their lineage.

    One of the most ancient fruits, the pomegranate is mentioned in 14 books of the Bible and in many other ancient writings.

    Pomegranates are native to Asia, from northern India to the Levant, where they have been cultivated since prehistoric times.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 14

    25 Years Ago
    The Harriman Police Board decided to purchase weapons for officers on a payback system. Under the program, the city would purchase weapons for officers and the officers would repay the city through payroll deductions. The weapons purchased were for line-of-duty use only and not for resale.

    10 Years Ago

  • Poetry reading slated Nov. 17

    Roane Writers Group will have an open poetry reading from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Creative Arts Co-op at 426 Ruritan Road, Harriman.

    John C. Mannone, an award-winning poet and poetry editor, will host the event. The sharing of family-friendly poetry is encouraged; original works and/or favorite poems may be read.

    Admission is free; donations will be accepted.
     

  • 'Round Rockwood: Nov. 12

    Mickey Smith and Margaret Baker made me the most beautiful quilt for my 91st birthday.

    Each square had a small block in the center that represented me growing up on our farm.

    One square had two people, a man and woman that represented Gene and me. One square had a little girl representing Nina, our daughter. Another square had three little boys representing our three sons.