The Michael Dunn Foundation hosted a reception and dinner earlier this month to honor new members of the Michael Dunn Foundation Legacy Society.
The members honored at the Legacy Society reception and dinner were The Knights of Columbus- Council 8273; In Memory of Albert Clark by Doris Clark; and In Memory of Donald Brown by his aunt, Sarah Coram, who was represented by her niece, Teina Ingram.
25 Years Ago
Dr. Robert Booher, a specialist in addictionology at Mountain View Recovery Center in Maryville, presented the Roane County Task Force Against Drug Abuse with the newest research data. “Chemical dependency, in the form of alcoholism or as an addiction to any other type of mood-altering drug, is a primary medical disease,” he said. Once the addict and his family understand the disease concept, hope can be regained; treatment can be sought; and recovery can begin.
The famous Cedars of Lebanon are still just as the Bible describes them, but older still are Bristlecomb pines, which are native to the American Southwest, and have been dated back about 5,000 years.
People have been fascinated for hundreds of years with bonsai, the tiny trees and miniature landscapes considered to be a living art. Bonsai, the smallest trees in the world, were developed in the Orient generations ago.
For the first two weekends of December, Santa Claus will leave his sleigh in the garage and climb aboard the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train.
He will be aboard the excursion rides on Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9 and is sure to delight children as he and Mrs. Claus make their way through the coaches passing out Christmas gift bags and posing for pictures.
Southern Appalachia Railway Museum volunteers will have the train all decked out in true holiday style to add to the enjoyment of the trips and the season.