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  • 'Round Rockwood: June 4

    A group of our staff and residents and a volunteer, Roberta Cagle, enjoyed a trip to Rugby, where we ate a wonderful dinner at Harrow Road Cafe.

    We were entertained by a man who played the French harp and sitar at the same time.

    He also led the group in singing old country ballads. One was “When You and I Were Young, Maggie” and “She’ll Be Coming ’Round the Mountain When She Comes.”

  • Harriman Happenings: June 4

    Congratulations to Jalen Anderson, who graduated from Brookwood High School in Atlanta on May 25.

    Jalen graduated with honors. He is the son of Dan Keith Anderson.

    Christina Anderson graduated from Alabama School for the Deaf in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on May 30. We congratulate you, Christina, and hope you will continue to further your education.

    Christina is the daughter of Dan K. Anderson. She and Jalen are sister and brother. They are the grandchildren of Curtis Anderson and Barbara Johnson.

    We all love both of you.

  • Weeklong Rockwood schools reunion gets under way June 4

    The ninth annual reunion for everyone who attended Rockwood schools will be June 4-10 at the Rockwood First Baptist Church lake property on Eagle Furnace Road.

    Activities are planned for every day of the week, with the big event culminating on June 9.

    Reservations are required and may be made by sending $20 per person to Rockwood Classmates, P.O. Box 12, Rockwood, TN 37854. In order to have adequate food prepared, registration is requested as soon as possible.

    The week’s activities starting on June 4 are:

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 30

    25 Years Ago
    Roane County Park opened its newly renovated swimming area, making it an enjoyable and comfortable atmosphere. Donated white plastic pipe enclosed the swimming area, one of the platforms received a new top, and the buildings were all painted, including the bathrooms. A stream runs right through the swimming area, so it acts as a natural purifier.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Tulips inspired paintings, fests and a Tiny Tim ditty in the ’60s

    “Come tiptoe through the tulips with me,” was the refrain of a popular song from a number of years ago.

    It comes to mind now because  spring is when tulips are in bloom. Their beautiful colors of red, gold, white and variegated shades adorn gardens and parks.

  • Harriman Happenings-May 28

    Talya Denise Anderson graduated from Clinton High School on Sunday, May 13.

    Commencement exercises were at the University of Tennessee Thompson Boling Arena.

    Talya is the daughter of Talyon Anderson, granddaughter of Marvin and Anna Anderson. She is my great-granddaughter.

    Congratulations to you Talya, and I hope you continue your education. Love you.

    My other great granddaughter, Jenne B. Anderson, also graduated Friday from South Doyle High School in Knoxville. The commencement exercises were held at Thompson Boling Arena.

  • Blood drive set in Harriman

    Now through Labor Day, all blood donors to Medic Regional Blood Center will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich and a chance to win a pair of tickets good for any regular season Tennessee Smokies home baseball game.

    “The summer is a difficult time for us,” said Christi Fightmaster, Medic spokeswoman.

    Blood donations tend to decline during the summer months for many reasons, Fightmaster said.   

  • Farm payments deadline June 1

    Roane County farmers are reminded that June 1 is the deadline for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments, the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program.

    “It is crucial that producers meet the deadline for these programs in order to receive disaster and income support,” said Linda R. Tipton, Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency acting executive director.

  • DOE bus tours starting up June 4

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2012 Oak Ridge Facilities public bus tour begins June 4 and continues through Sept. 2.

    It offers visitors a first-hand look at the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 65 years.

    The tour continues to be a focal point for tourists visiting the area. Since its inception in 1996, the DOE public tour program has attracted 26,000 visitors from all 50 states.  

  • Commodity foods to be distributed

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    The schedule is:

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon June 13.

    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. June 13.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14.

    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15.