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  • The Garden Gate: Wild about rice? You’re not alone

    With its distinctive appearance and flavor, wild rice is one of the more popular gourmét foods.

    We must give full credit for this delectable treat to the Indians, especially the Chippewa and the Ojibway.

    These Midwestern tribes who used wild rice as a staple food.

    They valued it so highly that they waged tribal wars for control of Minnesota’s lakes in which the wild rice grew.

    The Chippewa name for wild rice is manonim, which means good berry.

  • Boat grand prize at this year’s Ferguson Fishing Rodeo for Kids

    A 14-foot boat, trailer and trolling motor will be going home with some lucky child who participates in  Dennis Ferguson’s Fishing Rodeo For Kids this year.

    The boat, donated by Bunch Marine, is among the prizes up for grabs in the annual fishing extravaganza on Aug. 4 at Roane County Park.

  • ’Round Rockwood-July 16

    I was glad I was able to go with Bonnie and Steven McKinney to Swan Pond United Methodist Church Sunday where the Rev. Brenda Poole is pastor.

    She led the group in singing, with Brian McKinney playing the piano.

    Monday, the Rockwood Church of Christ held a service for the residents of Victorian Square.

    Pastor Kirby Hinds brought the message. He is pastor of Rockwood Church of Christ.

    Kenneth Carter led in prayer, and Jake Jackson had another prayer. It was a real good service.

  • Seven from Roane to be presented at Teen Board

    The Teen Board of Knoxville has invited seven Roane Countians to be presented during the 52nd annual Teen Board Presentation Dance on Aug. 4 in Knoxville Civic Coliseum.

    Teens are presented during the annual black-tie event as a reward for completing hours of service to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations in their community.

    Presentees include:

    HARRIMAN

    • Tymber Bodine, daughter of Rob Bodine and Tracy Clem. She attends Harriman High School.

  • Oak Grove Cemetery cleans up after storm

    Last Thursday’s wind storm that blew through Rockwood also affected Oak Grove Cemetery.

    “The officers and employees of Oak Grove Cemetery wish to assure everyone that all efforts are being made to clean up the grounds,” said Harold D. Holloway, the cemetery’s office and grounds manager.

    “The damage was extensive, as floral arrangements were blown away and trees were downed,” he added.

    “We appreciate your patience as we continue our work to restore the peaceful setting of Oak Grove.”

  • The Garden Gate: Keep cool in July’s heat

    July is usually a hot month, but this July so far has been the hottest one on record. Our air conditioners have been running full time — and we have been complaining full time, too.

    But have you considered what uncounted generations before us did to beat the heat before air conditioning was invented?

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of July 11

    25 Years Ago
    Officials studied possible ramifications of an error in a city charter amendment voted on in the Kingston city election. The amendment would change the dates for municipal elections. According to city attorney Sandy McPherson, the typographical error was made in drafting the proposed charter change in the form of a question. The date was correct in the bill that was sent to Nashville.

    10 Years Ago

  • South Harriman classmates gather for reunion

     

  • Pollinator habitats accepted

    Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency is now accepting pollinator habitats as a Continuous Sign-up Conservation Reserve Program practice.

    The voluntary program helps producers apply conservation practices to safeguard environmentally sensitive land.

    Pollinator habitats support a variety of pollinator species, said Linda Tipton, acting director of the Roane/Loudon County FSA.

  • Babahatchie concert to kick off at cooler 7 p.m.

    The Babahatchie Community Band concert originally scheduled for July 1 was postponed due to last week’s extreme heat.

    The concert is rescheduled for 7 p.m. July 8 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    “We thought it might be a little cooler at that time,” Babahatchie Community Band member Alison Westrich said. “We don’t want anyone to show up a 3 p.m. to be disappointed.”