St. Mary’s Baptist Church was guest church of Williams Chapel Church in Emory Gap for the pastor, the Rev. Smith’s anniversary.
Pastor Jesse L. Williams delivered the Word. Music was provided by the Gospel Chorus on this special day, Oct. 2.
What a Word Pastor Williams delivered.
This was a great service.
The Roane County community chorus gave a full concert at Mount Olive Baptist Church Saturday, Oct. 6, in Lenoir City.
Mary Alice Douglass is president of this great group of singers.
Cookeville freelance writer and newspaper columnist Jennie Ivey will conduct an all-day writing workshop on “When the Byline Loses Its Thrill: Making Money with the Words You Write” on Nov. 9 in the United Way of Anderson County office at 161 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.
The event is the Tennessee Mountain Writers fall workshop.
Workshop participants will be taught how to focus on subjects they want to write about and tailor writing to fit markets that pay.
South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department will have a fundraising turkey shoot on Oct. 12.
The shoot will begin at 9 a.m. at the Renfro Fire Station on River Road, Ten Mile.
“Of course, no actual turkeys will be shot,” said Administrative Chief Butch Barding. “We shoot at targets, and the shot that gets closest to the target wins the round.”
Shooting is open to men, women and children.
By Bonita Irwin • For Roane Newspapers
Alumni of the former Wheat High School and old Roane College, as well as former residents of the former Wheat community, will celebrate 82 years of homecomings at the George Jones Church on Oct. 6.
The service will begin at 11 a.m., with John Stair Jr. bringing the message. A covered-dish dinner will be at noon under the nearby tent.
The community of Wheat, situated near the K-25 Site, was first known as Bald Hill because all of the timber had been cut to construct houses.
25 Years Ago
Thelma Hughes, an employee at Kayser-Roth in Rockwood, was honored for her 45 years of service to the company. She was presented with a certificate by her supervisor, Ronnie Rhea, and a Gatsby wall clock by human resources manager Lygetta Travis and plant manager Ed Foster. Hughes worked in knitting for 33 years and switched over to quality control, the job she held on her milestone anniversary. An avid University of Tennessee Volunteers fan, the Rockwood native and her husband, Edgar Hughes, were the parents of a daughter, Gena Stinnett.
Tradition holds that the ancient Aztec emperor Motecuhzoma was so addicted to “chocoatl,” the sacred beverage made from cocoa beans, that he consumed 50 golden goblets of it a day.
The earliest cocoa trees probably grew in the tropical lowlands of Central America and Mexico. An ancient Toltec myth gives credit to the feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl for first planting these trees and bringing chocolate, food of the gods, to human beings.