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  • Alliance Gala to have Cabaret theme


    Come taste the wine, come hear the band ... right this way, your table's waiting ...

    The lyrics of the hit song from the musical “Cabaret” are an apt invitation to the 2011 annual Roane Alliance Gala on Nov 4.

    The Alliance Gala, one of the county’s premier social events, includes a gourmét meal, a wine reception, music, entertainment, live and silent auctions.

    This year’s Gala has a Cabaret theme.

  • Roane State grant to help industry grow

    Roane State Community College has received a $1.64 million grant that will fund several initiatives designed to promote the growth of the composites industry in East Tennessee.

    The college was awarded the grant as part of President Obama’s $37 million Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, a multi-agency competition to support the advancement of 20 high-growth, regional industry clusters.

    “The college is very excited to receive this grant,” Roane State President Gary Goff said.

  • Nurse of the Year

     

    Kingston’s Tracey Keathley, a registered nurse in the heart catheterization lab at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named Nurse of the Year by the Oak Ridge Chapter of Mended Hearts.

    Mended Hearts Inc. is a nationwide support organization for people with heart disease and their families.

  • Trentham credit union’s top staffer

    Jennifer Trentham was recently cited as ORNL Federal Credit Union’s 2010 Employee of the Year.

    Trentham, of Oliver Springs, is the credit union’s training manager.

    She was selected from among the four individuals chosen as Employee of the Quarter throughout the year. Trentham was also named Employee of the Fourth-Quarter.

    “She embodies the values and spirit of ORNL Federal Credit Union and consistently strives to deliver service excellence to her co-workers and credit union members,” one nomination said.

  • Former Clinch Breeder Reactor official to speak

    John Wagoner, former deputy director of Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant Project in Oak Ridge, will be the guest speaker for the Oct. 19 meeting of the Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    He will discuss a new type of nuclear reactor under development at TerraPower, LLC in Bellevue, Wash., and funded by investors without federal government financial support.

  • Roane again posting one of state’s lowest jobless rates

    It’s been a long summer for Roane County when it comes to unemployment figures.

    After more than a year of consistently having one of the 10 lowest jobless rates in Tennessee, the county lost that status in April.

    Four months later, Roane County has rallied and reported the state’s 10th lowest unemployment rate in August, according to figures released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures show Roane County’s rate at 8.4 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percent over July.

  • CFO to speak at luncheon

    “Breaking the Code: How the Federal Budget Process Works” will be the program topic for the East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association monthly luncheon.
    Judith Penry, chief financial officer for the U.S. Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, will be the guest speaker.
    The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 in Oak Ridge Double Tree Hotel. Lunch for members is $15; non-members pay $16.
    RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-483-9332 by 11 a.m. Oct. 4.

  • Cash Express appreciates emergency workers
  • Out to Lunch with Bethel Poston: You’ll have trouble choosing from Picante’s vast menu

    While working on an “Out to Lunch” article at a Rockwood restaurant, Jonathan Johnson, a U.S. Food Service salesman, asked me if I knew about a new restaurant in Oliver Springs.

    “Picante Mexican Grill has just opened in the previous location of Choice’s Café,” he said. I wrote about Choice’s in October 2008.

  • Sweet and tasty celebrations galore!