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  • Gala to raise money for scholarships for Roane student writers

    The 2013 Student Writers Scholarship Gala, a fundraising event, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14 in the old Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

    “Sentenced to Write” is the theme of this year’s event, a partnership between Roane Writers Group and Roane County Heritage Commission.

    Antebellum-costumed greeters and other period characters will mingle with guests.

    The gala is the primary fundraiser for the scholarships and prizes awarded to winners of Roane Writers Group’s annual Student Writing Contest.

  • Foundation awards grant to Dunn Center

    Michael Dunn Center is the recipient a grant from the 1st and 10 Foundation of Guild, N.H.,  to purchase sensory equipment for children and adults supported the center.

    Sensory equipment is needed at the center to better support the growing number of children and adults diagnosed with autism.

  • Roane Choral Society getting ready for 41st year

    Roane Choral Society will celebrate its 41st anniversary with concerts in November, March and April.

    “The society members enjoy entertaining audiences with a variety of music to please everyone,” said Julianne Bailey, publicity chairwoman.

    Four Carol Cantatas will kick off the holiday season with a presentation of four suites of traditional carols arranged by Robert Russell Bennett.

    Members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will provide accompaniment.

  • The Garden Gate: Healthy fig, amaranth ideas date back to ancient times

    Figs, amazingly enough, are really flowers and grow on soft-wood, large-leaved branches of fig trees. They grow everywhere in the Mediterranean area, as they have for hundreds of years.

    Hezekiah was one of the most outstanding kings of Judah, which he ruled from 727-698 B.C. Herod, the famous Greek historian, wrote that Hezekiah fell ill with a large and severe sore. It endangered his life, and physicians could not cure it. In desperation, the king followed the advice of Isiah the prophet, who said, “Prepare a mass of figs and put it on your sore.”

  • CONTACT training in Knox, OR

    CONTACT Care Line will offer training sessions of The Art of Active Listening this fall in Knoxville and Oak Ridge.

    The Art of Active Listening training program teaches listening skills that are useful in daily lives with family, friends, and co-workers.

    It enables participants to develop empathetic, non-judgmental listening techniques.

    This training offers important information about how to assist with many of the problems people face and how we can respond in skilled, helpful ways.

  • Entries sought for Obed photography contest

    The National Park Service welcomes photographers to submit entries for an exhibit at the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center.

    Striking digital images of nature, highlighting the diversity of life in the park, are sought. Images may show wildlife, plant life, natural landscapes, weather or people interacting with nature within Obed Wild and Scenic River.

    All photographs, except those submitted as artistic, should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared.

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

    25 Years Ago

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Dalton Morgan

    U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnancemen Airman Dalton Morgan is currently stationed onboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington, which is homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.  

    Morgan, a native of Kingston, is a 2010 graduate of Roane County High School.

    Aviation Ordnancemen operate and handle aviation ordnance equipment.

    They are responsible for the maintenance of guns, bombs, torpedoes, rockets, and missiles.

    Their duties include the stowing, issuing and loading of munitions and small arms.

  • Haas winner of Roane County News grill

    Robin Haas, right, is the recipient of a grill and equipment given away by the Roane County News in a drawing at the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Home and Garden Show.

    Neva Lang-Peters, circulation manager of the Roane County News, makes the presentation.

  • Rockwood Rotary looking for a few good men, women

    Rockwood Rotary Club is looking for individuals to become club members and join in the civic work the organization does in the community.

    Potential members must be at least 21 years old. The organization is open to both men and women.

    Civic work that Rockwood Rotary Club is part of includes Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Boys State,  PolioPlus, the annual Roane County Band Festival, a dictionary project in which all third-graders are given a new dictionary, and Rockwood High School’s football awards night.