It's that time of year again, time for the West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department Spring appeal.
The fine men and women of this all-volunteer charity not only fight our fires but also provide our First Responder and emergency medical services very cost-effectively.Continued...
The Rockwood Ministerial Association has a new web site at RockwoodMinisterial.org.
These good folks run the Food Pantry and a number of other aid programs for Rockwood-area families in need. They are an agency of last resort for needy families seeking help in West Roane County.
No, they don't live there, and neither do the sharks that were found in the Tennessee River...And Watts Bar Lake isn't "Near Chattanooga" either. So far this is a hoax, bad reporting, or both...
The Creative Arts Co-op is excited to announce the opening of its new home. The Creative Arts Co-op Visual and Performing Arts Center is located at 426 Ruritan Road, Harriman. The larger facility offers more space for our theatrical productions, camps, and classes as well as our soon-to-be famous murder mysteries. There will be an official grand opening later this month (once the paint dries), so we will keep everyone posted. And we hope to see you there!
For more information on any of our programs, please contact the Creative Arts Co-op at 865/765-1129 or visit us at (link...).
The sentiment represented in Easter is a beautiful one. May everyone have a glorious day.
Just for fun:
Power to the Peeps!
You've tried the rest, now it's time to try the best. Naturally raised pastured poultry lay the most nutritional and best tasting eggs.
Broadened Horizons Organic Farm, home of heritage breed laying hens, now has eggs for sale to the general public.
Page 116-117 in the just arrived April National Geographic, Knoxville's own fish people.
And the Candidates are:
So there are several interesting situations. Incumbent Roane County Executive Mike Farmer won his position with less than a majority vote because three viable candidates were running. In his re-election effort Mike now faces strong opposition from Ron Woody. I do not know much about the other candidate, Junior Ledbetter, but I'll be finding out what I can. Woody has served in operations positions at several levels of government and comes with a seriously good resume. This will be fun to watch. May the winner be Roane County.
TVA Chair, Mike Duncan, holds the position because of his deep coal connections. Coal executives sit on his Bank's Board and he doesn't live in the TVA service area. No responsible ethics board could possibly approve his even being a member of the board much less the Chair. He is compromised in every direction we look and now we find he's running a Political Action Committee handing $50 million to politicians who do his bidding.
We deserve better than this!
Tips to KnoxViews.com: (link...)
I have higher expectations of Bob Corker. Will he rise to greatness or remain one of the Republicons?
The RC CAG is finalizing their comments on the acceptability of the final solutions to the TVA ash spill. Comments on the EE/CA proposals are due on Monday. The CAG's comments will be made public and posted on their site when they are issued.
Ok, that April 1 stuff is over and today is the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen. Here are some random thoughts...Continued...
U.S. Government To Save Billions By Cutting Wasteful Senator Program
Corker Alexander lose jobs:
03.30.10WASHINGTON—In an effort to reduce wasteful spending and eliminate non-vital federal services, the U.S. government announced plans this week to cut its long-standing senator program, a move it says will help save more than $300 billion each year.
Early this morning Senator Corker issued a release that said in part:
Lamar and I are filthy stinking rich so it doesn't matter to us, particularly. We are, however, very concerned for those Senators in other states who were counting on the massive influx of corporate donations to fill their pockets in the coming election cycle, particularly in view of the fact that the extremist Obama Administration has taken radical steps to actually do good things for the people while completely ignoring the deep suffering of corporations whose profits are off slightly.
The most loved/hated/feared Internet search engine has changed its name:
The 2.1 magnitude quake occurred at 4:40 p.m.
Seismic recordings placed the epicenter of the quake in a Rhea County field about nine miles north of Dayton. The field is located along Cooper Branch Road and the Detherange Branch creek and close to the Roane County line.
Tennessee and Delaware received the first $600 million in education grants to be awarded by the Obama Administration due to the Governor's involvement of Teacher's Unions in the grant proposal. Governor Bredesen's proposal had the approval of 93% of T.E.A. local chapters, a huge factor as it turns out.
The man was obviously NOT naked, he was allegedly wearing a rubber mask as he was allegedly running around naked through the alleged grocery store. Had he allegedly NOT been wearing a rubber mask the headline would then have allegedly been true.
(Whatever you do, Ethel, don't read the comments)
"My son," DeParle said, "is going to grow up and look back on this and probably will not believe there was a time when insurance companies could refuse to cover someone because they had a pre-existing condition."
"This is completely unheard of," Cooper says. "In any prior year in modern American history, governors would have championed this as the greatest deal they could ever have dreamed of."
Saturday as part of the Knoxville Marathon Race, Cariten Healthcare sponsored the Cariten Kid's Run. Kindergarten through 5th grade runners from the area were challenged to run the 26 mile marathon length a mile at a time and run their last mile into Neyland Stadium.
In this shot Kaitlin Stiles, Chloe Bledsoe, and Derek Hamilton cross the finish line with Seth Justice peeking through right behind them
Officials say they plan to keep funding Pre-K at the same level as last year, amid the other budget cuts.
Hopefully a budget priority, as it should be.
The National Honor Society says that 64 percent of its members — outstanding high school students — are girls. Some colleges give special help to male applicants — yes, that’s affirmative action for white males — to avoid skewed sex ratios.
...Until after the UT Ohio St. Game.
Other RoaneViews blogs
- Camelot Comes to Life on May 14 at the Tennessee Medieval Faire (mushy)
- Darren York - New Princess manager (mushy)
- "An Evening of Remembrance" - Black History Month Event (mushy)
- Last Two Movie Nights In 2015 (mushy)
- Babahatchie Community Band Tonight At The Princess (mushy)
- Forth Annual Dr. Eric Littleton Christmas Concert (mushy)
- The "Last Dance" was great! (mushy)
- GRAND PREES "Last Dance" - August 15th - Princess Theatre (mushy)
- WWII Reenactment at the Secret City Festival (mushy)
- The three-in-one concert Saturday was great! (mushy)