By Julia H. Daniel, For Roane Newspapers
At the October Sky Fall Festival on Oct. 20 in Oliver Springs, one Roane County Treasure will be displaying her family history for the second year.
Nannie Smith Hopper has spent more than 65 years living in Roane County on her family farm in Oliver Springs.
She was born in Jefferson City on Oct. 7, 1924. She has many good memories of her early childhood days, such as living in a two-room house that Luther Beller had given the family. The house was once a one-room school house.
Harriman High School’s class of 1956 had its 56-year class reunion last month in Rockwood Street Grill, Rockwood.
Classmates who attended are, seated from left, Jane Miller and Kay Mitchell Griggs; middle row, Gloria Cole Littleton, Juantia Graves Ballew, JoAnn Ray Archey, Linda Latham Hargis, Laura Cain Meers, Carol Daniels Diggs, Frances Lowe Ray; and back row, Gerald Scarbrough, Ron Quarles, Gene Latham, Charlie Black, James Polston, Doug Black, Bob Cofer and Chris Palko.
25 Years Ago
The Tennessee Egg Cooking Contest limited entries to main-dish recipes. The second-place adult winner was Kathleen F. Cole of Rockwood. The junior/senior high school winner was Nicky Cole, also of Rockwood, and the daughter of Kathleen. Winners received a U.S. Savings Bond worth