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  • OUT to LUNCH: Oodles Uncorked nice way to usher in the holiday season

    “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go,” the song says.

    It definitely was in downtown Knoxville (Old City) and Market Square for this “Out to Lunch” adventure.

    Knoxville’s annual Christmas in the City celebration runs through Dec. 31. This year’s theme is “A White Christmas in Knoxville.”

  • More choosing a career in nursing

    Enrollment is up — and programs are expanding in the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing at Tennessee Tech University.

    The nursing program’s expansion is in response to the increased demand for health-care professionals across the country.

    The school admits students to its bachelor’s degree program twice a year and will increase admissions by 25 percent after the second round at the end of the fall semester.

  • Meet Ordee

     

    Sasha Benjamin introduces the public to “Ordee,” the new mascot of Oak Ridge Utility District. Ordee is a “flame-asaurus” who will visit day care centers, preschools, schools and public events to educate the public about natural gas and natural gas safety.

  • Business Brief: Seiber completes basics

    Oliver Springs Police Department Patrolman Samuel Cody Seiber is among the 43 graduates who recently completed the Basic Law Enforcement Academy Class at Walters State Community College.

    The academy offers the eight-week training required of all new law enforcement recruits during their first year of employment.

  • Deadline approaching for hazard standard training

    Dec. 1 is the OSHA deadline for all employers in Tennessee and the nation who work with hazardous chemicals to train employees on the changes to the Hazard Communication Standard.

    The new requirements relating to labeling and safety data sheets are being phased in through 2016; however, the first compliance deadline is rapidly approaching.

    The update will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. The major changes are:

  • Armes joins Judkins practice

    Nick Armes recently passed the Tennessee Bar Exam and is now practicing law with the Judkins Law Firm in Oak Ridge.

    Armes is an East Tennessee native and was born and raised in Roane and Anderson counties.

    He graduated with honors from the Appalachian School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the school’s main law review.

    Prior to attending law school, Armes graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and Roane State Community College, each with high honors.

  • Enrichment taking glove donations

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County branch is embarking on the fifth year of its Gloves of Love campaign.  

    Staff members at the branch office in Kingston are collecting gloves, hats and scarves for school children in Roane County.

    “Many children arrive at school without warm coverings for their heads and hands, and the credit union is making it their mission to keep the children warm during the cold months of the year,” said Becky Woody, Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County branch manager.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Old-fashioned flavor and good food at Dean’s Restaurant

    Oak Ridge is known as the Secret City. Dean’s Restaurant & Bakery at Jackson Square may be included as one of the city’s best-kept secrets.
    I’ve previously mentioned that my wife, Carol, and I went to school in Oak Ridge and are involved in planning our high school class reunions.
    Several reunion committee members had mentioned eating at Dean’s, which opened last June, so I suggested a committee lunch meeting there.

  • VEC helps Operation REACH, others
  • Contract managers to meet

    The East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association will have its monthly membership luncheon Nov. 6.
    The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in Oak Ridge’s Double Tree Hotel.
    Jan Zeigler, South Carolina customer service director for the General Service Administration, will discuss “GSA Solutions.”
    Lunch for $15 for members, $20 for the general public.
    Those planning to
    attend are asked to RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-
    483-9332 by 10 a.m. Nov. 5.