Roane County amateur radio operators will give a public demonstration of emergency communications during annual Field Day exercises June 22-23 at Fort Southwest Point , Kingston.
Despite the Internet, cellphones, email and modern communications, whole regions of the world find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber-optic cables leave people without the means to communicate.
In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been amateur radio.
Carolyn Clemmons, her friend and son spent last weekend in Asheville, N.C., visiting her sister, Virginia.
While there, they visited other family members and some friends.
The following ones who are celebrating their birthdays this June are friends who play bingo at Harriman Community Center every second and fourth Mondays: Peggy Gunter, Ernell Renfro, Geraldine Harmon, Tom Collins and Mrs. Woods.
Happy birthday to all of you.
To my friend Lydia Yette McKeldin and nephew Dana Thompson, I hope your day was a great one. God bless.
25 Years Ago
A reception at Harriman’s Bank of Roane County honored three retiring board members. Frank L. Faris of Harriman had served on the board for 30 years. He was the retired owner and operator of Norris Creamery. Rhea R. Browder, president and secretary/treasurer of Harriman Oil Co., had served on the board for 12 years. And Jackson T. Rymer, appointed to the board in 1973, practiced public accounting for more than 35 years.