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Community News

  • Letter carriers collecting to Stamp Out Hunger

    Letter carriers in Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood are joining in the 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive on May 12.

    On that day, letter carriers from those Roane County post offices will join their colleagues from across the nation as they collect nonperishable food donations from homes as they deliver mail along their postal routes.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 25

    25 Years Ago
    Shannon Summer Calloway of Kingston was the 1987 Roane County Poster child for the March of Dimes. The 4-year-old with a perpetual smile is fed through a tube in her stomach and can’t sit up or roll over on her own, although she tries. She was diagnosed with water on the brain and cerebral palsy and has motor skills of a 6- or 7-month old. Her mother, Lisa, thinks Shannon is intelligent.  “Maybe the Lord gave her to me as a gift,” Lisa said.

    10 Years Ago

  • Shriners aim to help kids at Saturday’s mini-clinic

    Kerbela Shrine Temple, Knoxville, will have its annual free mini-clinic this weekend.

    The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 in Kerbela Shrine Temple at 315 Mimosa Ave. Call 573-1901 for details.

    The screening helps identify children who can benefit from orthopedic and burn care at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

  • Rockwood Clothes Closet needs help so it can help

    The Rockwood Clothes Closet in Rockwood, a Christian nonprofit charity that helps the needy with free clothing, furniture, household goods and food as available, is in need of assistance from the public.

    One of the biggest needs is furniture of all kinds, including beds, couches and chairs, tables and chairs, good clean mattresses.

    Other household donations that would be appreciated include pots and pans, dishes, towels and washcloths, sheets, pillow cases, quilts and blankets, baby beds and clothing, small appliances and silverware.

  • Kindergarten, pre-K sign-ups planned three days next week

    Roane County Schools will have kindergarten and prekindergarten registration next week.

    Parents should register students for the 2012-13 school year at the school in their district.

    Registration will take place at the elementary schools from noon to 4 p.m. April 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. May 1, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. May 2.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Sept. 30; Pre-K students must be 4 on or before Sept. 30.

  • Child Find screens preschoolers

    Roane County Schools spring Child Find screenings are planned for May 2-3.

    The free developmental early childhood screenings are for ages 3-5 years and geared toward children who will not be entering kindergarten for the fall 2012.

    Screenings will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days in Rockwood Community Center

    Call Roane County Schools Special Education Department at 717-5461 or 717-5462 to schedule an appointment.

  • Arts Council to meet Thursday in Kingston

    The Arts Council of Roane County welcomes area artists or anyone interested in the arts in Roane County to attend its next meeting.

    The meeting begins at 6 p.m. April 26 in Kingston Public Library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    Contact Steve Jacks at the library at 376-9905 or directorkpl@comcast.net for details.

  • Roane Choral concerts planned this weekend

    Roane Choral Society will present “April Love” in concerts at 2 and 7 p.m. April 28 in  Kingston Church of Christ family center.

    These presentations  include coffee and desserts served by singers.

    Admission is $15 per person; reservations are required by calling 376-4420 or 996-5834, or emailing roanechoralsociety.carol@gmail.com.

    Roane Choral Society is a nonprofit organization which provides annual grants to music programs in area schools.

  • Dispose of hazardous household waste the safe way next weekend

    Roane County households may dispose of possible hazardous wastes in a free and safe way during next weekend’s Household Hazardous Waste Day at the recycling center at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown.

    Household hazardous waste materials will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5. No business, agribusiness, school or church waste will be accepted.

    Household hazardous waste includes flammable, corrosive, reactive or toxic materials.

  • Harriman Happenings: April 23

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Alma Moore, who suddenly passed away in California.

    Alma was a former resident of Harriman. As of now, arrangements are incomplete. Keep this family in your prayers.

    FCE Recognition Day was held Wednesday April 18 in the Community Center in Kingston. Our theme was “Spread Your Wings and Fly.” About 40 members were present.

    Jo Ann Silvis is president. Vice president is Martha Vanodale, secretary is Susan Goodman and treasurer is Julia McCoin.