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  • Out to Lunch: You can’t miss with entrées, dessert at Angelo’s

    By Bethel Poston
    After a huge Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, dressing, several vegetables and desserts followed by a few days of eating leftovers, we look for something different for an “Out to Lunch” meal. My wife, Carol, suggested we go for some Italian food.

    I remembered that my longtime friend, Jerry Stephens of AGA Insurance in Kingston, had recommended we visit Angelo’s Brick Oven — “Italian With a Side of Southern” — in Lenoir City, operated by Chris Angelos.

  • Amedysis cited as HomeCare Elite for 2011

    Amedisys Home Health Care in Harriman has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite for the second time.

    Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite is a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

    It is presented by OCS and My InnerView, an industry leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of one of the industry’s most respected independent newsletters, Home Health Line, and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

  • OS’s Butler tops at MMC for December

    Drema Butler, a licensed practical nurse at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named MMCer of the Month for December.

    Butler, of Oliver Springs, has been with Methodist since 2006. As an LPN on 5 West, she assists nurses with patient care and strives to provide excellent service to both patients and their families.

    “I appreciate this award and all of my co-workers, especially the one who nominated me,” she said.

  • HUB has heart for Harriman landmark

    Mary Holley, organizer of the Heart of Harriman Gala raising money for the city’s historic Temperance Building, accepts a $1,000 check for the building’s renovations from Harriman Utility Board employees.

    Presenting the check on behalf of the employees are HUB General Manager Bill Young, front row at right; and back row from left, Frankie Davis, Steve Cochran and Steve Ladd. The gala was Nov. 19.

  • Shop local on Super Saturday

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce will once again pro-mote its Shop Roane First pro-gram by naming a special “shop local” day again this holiday season.  

    The Chamber has chosen Dec. 10 as “Super Saturday” and is asking county residents to commit to spending at least $50 at a Chamber member’s business on that day.

  • Roane Medical Center cuts emergency wait times by half

    Roane Medical Center has cut its emergency department wait times nearly in half, beating the national benchmark of 45 minutes set by the American College of Emergency Physicians.   

    “We call it door-to-doctor times,” said Dr. Bennie Whitehead, Roane Medical Center’s emergency room medical director. “It’s the time from which a patient arrives at the hospital and is triaged until he or she sees a doctor or mid-level care provider.”

  • FSA director Brackett set to call it a career

     

    Nancy Brackett, executive director of the Roane/Loudon County Farm Service Agency, is retiring after almost 30 years of service to the farming community.
    She will be honored by her co-workers and the community at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1.
    The reception will be in the meeting room of the USDA Service Center in Kingston.
    The center is at 424 N. Kentucky St., in the same building as the Kingston Post Office.

  • Coaker named tops at MMC for November

    Karen Coaker, a chemistry technical specialist in the laboratory at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named MMCer of the Month for November.

    Coaker has been with Methodist since 2000. Prior to her current position, Coaker was the midnight shift supervisor in the lab.

    “I am deeply honored by this award, and I am very proud to work with excellent co-workers who are also my family,” she said.

    In her current position, Coaker leads the chemistry department within the lab.

  • Bear, Young on economic board

    Leaders of two Roane County utilities have been appointed to the board of directors for East Tennessee Economic Development Agency.

    Rockwood Electric Utility general manager Kendall Bear and Harriman Utility Board general manager Bill Young will serve on the board for 2011-12.

    “As a region, we must continue to work together to build on our strengths and appeal to a broader base of businesses,” said Allen Neel, agency president and CEO.

  • Gala grabs big Alliance support

    More than 300 supporters of The Roane Alliance turned out Nov. 4 for its 10th annual Gala, which Alliance officials and supporters are boasting as its “best ever.”

    “One of the most gratifying parts about this year’s Gala is how much support we got, even though times have been tough for many of us,” said Leslie Henderson, president/CEO of The Roane Alliance.

    “We had a record number of donors this year and more table sponsors than we’ve had for years,” she added.