The Roane County News had one of its more humanitarian globetrotting trips when it accompanied the Ochs family to Ghana, Africa.
“In this picture, we are with the children from Great Mission International, an orphanage in Teshie, Ghana,” explained Bekah Ochs, at left in the middle of the back row, holding children with sisters Abby, center, and Maddie.
“We recently returned for a medical mission outreach with a team from [Feeding the Orphans]. After the team left, our family stayed several weeks to reconnect with friends.”
Members of South Harriman High School’s class of 1955 celebrated their 60-year reunion late last month at The Cottage at Roane County Park.
Eleven classmates attended, including, seated from left, Terry Sweeney, Larry Sills, Buddy Bowers, Henry Robinson; and standing, Barbara Pickering, Elma Jean Kreis, Wanda Overstreet, Peggy Robinson of Huntsville, Ala., Betty Clements, Mary Ruth Eblen and Nancy Elkins of Asheville, N.C.
TripAdvisor has served up a list of the top-rated states and restaurants for barbecue and declared Tennessee as No. 1 in the U.S.
“Being named the No. 1 state for barbecue, by the No. 1 most popular travel site in the world is a huge honor for Tennessee,” said Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.
“We look forward to welcoming foodies from far and wide to our state to fill up on the best barbecue in the world.”