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  • The Garden Gate: Daylilies are the tasty treat that keeps on giving

    Anyone can have a vegetable garden. All you need is a patch of soil.

    Some people have vegetable gardens in alleys or on vacant lots in the inner city, or in window boxes or bushel baskets full of soil on roofs of apartment buildings.

    If you have a small yard, you can grow lettuce, carrots or parsley as a border. Spinach, which loves shade, also may be grown as a border under evergreens or other shade trees.

  • Looking Back: a little something from our files

    25 Years Ago

  • Heritage, Preservation group to tour Children’s Museum

    Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association members will take a free tour of the Oak Ridge Children’s Museum on one of its “traveling meetings” Aug. 8.
    The tour starts at 7 p.m. and is open to interested members of the public. It will replace the regular membership and public monthly meeting in Wildcat Den.  
    The Children’s Museum is at 461 W. Outer Drive in the former Highland View Elementary School,  the elementary school built for the Manhattan Project.
    Call Margaret Allard at 607-1122 for details.

  • Gift of gab snags Woody $1,750 Rotary Club prize

    Rising Midway High School senior Aaron Woody won first place in the Rotary District 6780 Four-Way Speech Scholarship Competition.

    Woody was able to advance to the district contest after winning the Kingston Rotary Club contest and was awarded a $1,750 scholarship to the school of his choice.

    He competed last year for the scholarship chance and because he is a self-proclaimed talker.

    “I went and got second place after a double-header win for second and third,” Woody said.

  • High pollen could trigger rare reaction

    High pollen counts could trigger angioedema, a rare adverse reaction of Angiotension converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Vanderbilt University researchers have found.

    The findings, published online June 24 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, suggest that environmental triggers might explain the seemingly sporadic presentation of this rare adverse drug reaction.

    ACE inhibitors are commonly used to treat high blood pressure.

  • Climb with a ranger at Obed’s Lilly Bridge

    Those who have wanted to try rock climbing have a free opportunity to do it this weekend, during Obed Wild and Scenic River’s Climb-With-a-Ranger program.

    Those wishing to participate should meet at Lilly Bridge at 11 a.m. Aug. 3.

    All climbing gear will be provided.

    Those participating are asked to bring drinking water and wear study footwear.

    Depending on interests and ability levels, participants will travel to one of several different climbing areas around the park.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of July 31

    25 Years Ago

  • School supplies, clothes tax free this weekend

    Tennesseans have been enjoying $8 million to $10 million in tax savings annually since the state implemented its annual Sales Tax Holidays in 2006.

    The next Sales Tax Holiday will be from 12:01 a.m. Aug. 2 through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 4.

    During this time, Tennesseans can enjoy tax-free purchases on certain clothing, school and art supplies and computers.

    Tax-free items include clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school and school art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item and computers with a price of $1,500 or less.

  • The Garden Gate: The tiger in your garden casts a blaze of splendor

    Flowers are just like people.

    They come in different sizes, colors, proportions, habitats, preferences and histories, and they have a venerable past. Of all the different lilies there are, the ones we call tiger lilies are demanding our attention.

    Have you realized that so-called tiger lilies have spots, not stripes?

    They are the subject for nearly as much poetry and fantasy as Madonna lilies. We notice such quotations as “When lilies turned to tigers, blaze.”

  • Harriman Happenings

    Curtis and Dorothy Eskridge celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 21. They were married in 1963 in the home of the late Elder Rue Eskridge, who also performed the ceremony.

    He retired from Martin Marietta in Oak Ridge. They are the parents of five children; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The couple didn’t do anything special, but they thank God for His blessings and for a loving family. Congratulations to this lovely couple.