Despite the challenges of the recession, Tennessee has achieved a state best in the National Kids Count Data Book’s ranking on child well-being.
Its ranking, 39th in the nation, is its best ever. The ranking was included in a recently released report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The book also looks at how children have been affected by the recession.
25 Years Ago
The Tennessee State High School Athletic Association passed the no-pass, no-play rule, without setting a date for it to go into effect. Students would be permitted to participate in extracurricular sports only if they passed five out of six of their courses.
Medic Regional Blood Center offers a free, non-fasting cholesterol evaluation and blood typing for all donors.
Donors also receive Medic’s blood coverage, a program that exempts donors and IRS dependents from paying blood-collection or blood-processing fees if a transfusion is needed within one year of donation date.
Blood drives are planned next week in Roane County. Donors may give blood at Gateway IGA in Rockwood on Aug. 29, or at Harriman Family Dollar on Aug. 30.
Celebrating the legacy of service from men and women of the greatest generation, the Spirit of '45 exhibition opened last week at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge in conjunction with the World War II surrender of Japan on Aug. 14, 1945.
There were 16.1 million Americans who served in the military during World War II. Today, there are 3 million surviving.
Through artifacts from the museum archives, museum visitors have opportunities to learn more about everyday heroes.