She admits her Spanish is somewhat lacking, but a language obstacle didn't prevent Red Cross volunteer Debbie Hyder of Kingston from helping a mostly Hispanic population in Illinois following the April floods.
Beulah Vassar of Chattanooga recently passed away.
He was a cousin of Gloria Ward and other family members. This family has our deepest sympathy.
Last Sunday, St. Mary’s Baptist Church celebrated our annual homecoming of 123 years. We had a great Sunday school, and the morning message was delivered by the pastor, the Rev. Jesse L. Williams Sr. He spoke from 2 Corinthians 7:14. Music was provided by the gospel choir. A delicious meal was served after this service.
The Henry Center’s recent annual graduation for children going to kindergarten in the fall includes, front row from left, Cole Ison, Maddox Lawson, Rylee Milliken, Camden Oran, Brooklyn Reed, Nicolas Gouge, Maggie Beaver; and back row, Grayson Holloway, Connor Burkhart, Alexis Walker, Liam Smith, Bryson Hendrickson and Carter Houston. Not pictured is Kylie Phillips.
25 Years Ago
Kingston’s Morrison Hill Christian Church welcomed Dennis Mullen as its new pastor. A 1987 graduate of Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, he is a native of Glenmont, Ohio.
10 Years Ago
Roane County businessman Steve Kirkham was honored by the Harriman Economic Advisory Team for his contributions to the community. Kirkham, owner of area Rocky Top Markets, was cited as a member of Hooray for Harriman and the Roane County Industrial Development Board.
Bananas, as a food, are far older than recorded history. Their earliest home is believed to be the tropical regions of South Asia.
The armies of Alexander the Great found bananas rowing abundantly in the valley of the Indus in 327 B.C. He learned that dried roots could be carried long distances and would then grown anywhere that the climate was suitable.