Curtis and Dorothy Eskridge celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 21. They were married in 1963 in the home of the late Elder Rue Eskridge, who also performed the ceremony.
He retired from Martin Marietta in Oak Ridge. They are the parents of five children; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The couple didn’t do anything special, but they thank God for His blessings and for a loving family. Congratulations to this lovely couple.
Roane State Community College’s Continuing Healthcare Education Department will host a wilderness first aid course at Oliver Springs High School.
The $125 course includes three sessions: July 30 from 6-9:30 p.m., Aug. 1 from 6-9:30 p.m. and Aug. 3 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
The course is for the outdoor enthusiast with no medical background.
In 16 hours, students will learn important aspects of patient assessment, using extremity splints, evaluating spinal injuries and how to handle some crucial environmental problems.
Salt is important. It is the only rock we eat. It has seasoned our foods for thousands of years and been used in countless other ways for a long time.
It is mentioned in many places in the Bible, and is, as it has always been, a necessary part of our lives. Salt has many powers. The interplay of salt and water is essential to life itself, and a proper salt balance is vital to our well being.
Community Health Alliance, Tennessee’s health insurance co-op has entered into collaborative agreements
with Covenant Health and Tennova Healthcare.
Community Health Alliance, created as part of the Affordable Care Act, is assembling its preferred provider network across the state, on target to roll out health plans for qualified individuals and small businesses in Tennessee beginning in October.
Covenant Health, which includes Roane Medical Center in Harriman, and Tennova Healthcare serve the East Tennessee region.
25 Years Ago
Roane State Community College students, faculty and staff were introduced to Sherry Hoppe, the college’s interim president. Hoppe took the reins from Cuyler Dunbar, the college’s founding president who accepted the lead role at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, N.C. “I hope to continue being responsive to the community needs — to continue the tradition that Mr. Dunbar has set,” said Hoppe, whose stint at the college was said to be anywhere from six months to a year.
Roane Choral Society has been awarded a $4,100 grant by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The $4,100 grant is made possible through an appropriation of state funds by the General Assembly, federal dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by Tennesseans who buy specialty license plates.
“This is a very fine performing arts group,” said state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman.
“I am very pleased this grant has been awarded for this purpose.”
Big projects in small towns are often a sign dedication and teamwork are at play — and the city of Kingston has been cited as a shining example.
As good stewards of grant funding, the city is advancing toward economically sound development in the areas of energy, the environment, water source delivery, recreation and services, ensuring citizens reap the savings and benefits for years to come.
The city’s drive to move ahead has earned it the Tennessee Municipal League’s Small City Progress Award.
Thyme is one of the most popular herbs used in food preparation and medicine. It is interesting to note that it has been thus for many thousands of years.
Thyme is native to most of Europe. It grows wild from Spain to Siberia, especially in the Alpine regions. It came to this country with our earliest settlers and now grows wild in many states. It is the most prolific herb to be found growing wild in the northern regions of the Catskill Mountains.