Finally we have returned to normal temperatures for this time of year. It's a bit cool this morning and Mike Hicks turned me on to this piece of well produced big band wowsa. Get yourself moving to this right here:
Turn it up!
The Roane County Board of Education will have a public hearing on redistricting on Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harriman High School auditorium.
I have completely switched to LED's as my replacement bulb. I don't really love the old incandescent lighting but for those who do there is now an LED that looks even better than the incandescent while using only 7 watts to replace 60 watts. $8 for 15,000 hours life expectancy, a pretty danged long time actually!
H.R.8 could eliminate recreational use of the Pigeon and Ocoee Rivers in TN. It's time for Chuck Fleischmann to stand tall for Tennessee! Vote NO!
Of course that's as it should be, right?
TVA CEO Bill Johnson was paid a compensation package in fiscal 2015 worth more than $6.4 million, making him again the highest paid federal government employee in America. Four other top TVA executives were each paid more than $2 million in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.
After running through all the quick fixes for a lawnmower that ran fine two weeks ago and now won't fire up at all, I went about dismantling things to get to the switches and wiring. Removing the steering wheel and the cover for the electronics this is what I found:
The cause of the problem...
I think a town run for clip connectors and wire is in my near future.
A number of classes in Roane County are hoping for help on DonorsChoose.org: (link...)
One group of 3rd - 5th graders in Rockwood has only 4 days left on DonorsChoose before their project times out: (link...). They have raised some, but are still $168.06 from their goal.
In the spirit of this holiday season, please consider donating to one of these deserving classrooms. You can help make these students' dreams come true. Every donation helps.
If there's one day each year that I refuse to worry about calories, people, it is Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is a true American holiday. It is noble in every respect...a moment to be grateful for all the good things that make it worth facing the challenges that arise before us. It is a moment to realize that our challenges make our blessings all the sweeter.
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
According to the Calorie Control Council, the average Thanksgiving meal is about 4,500 calories...(To burn that many calories)If you run at a pace of 12 minutes per mile, it will take you 8 hours and sixteen minutes of running.
'TIS THE SEASON...
What: CHILI SUPPER FUNDRAISER
When: Saturday, November 28, 2015
Where: at the 4-H Conference Center
on Rt. 70 in Midtown (between the AgCentral Co-op and
Harriman Church of God)
Who: Homegrown 4-H Service Project
WHY: The 4-Hers are helping American Legion Post 53 raise
money for the Korean War Memorial in Riverfront Park.
The project is a work in progress with one statue in
100% of donations collected will go directly to the War
ADDED BENEFITS: You don't have to cook,
it's not leftover turkey (again),
and you'll be helping a worthy cause.
After all, we are here because our veterans were there.
For more information or questions, please call 4-H office at 865-376-5558.
Let's face it. Our elected representatives have long since turned their backs on the American consumer in favor of corporate profits and campaign contributions. EPB is the monster success story of the Chattanooga municipal internet provider. EPB provides its customer with the fastest internet in the world at a very reasonable cost. It is a fine example f government doing a great job of serving its citizens. This horrifies TN Congresswoman Blackburn, Home-Ec major from Mississippi.
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., introduced legislation in Congress earlier this year to block the FCC order allowing EPB and the city of Wilson from expanding their broadband services. Blackburn called the FCC ruling "a troubling power grab from unelected Washington bureaucrats."
I suggest you disregard what the congresscritters say and read this article. Apparently they feel that excellent government services must be stamped out at all cost, especially to we the consumers...
Marsha Blackburn is from somewhere else, we should also note. She's inserted herself into the internet service for East Tennessee on behalf of the the big corporations she represents. Where is our actual Congressman, Chuck Fleischmann?
While we agitate over imaginary threats from terrorists we are standing by while our children are being wounded and killed by weapons in their own homes. Currently it is NOT illegal to store a loaded gun near children in TN. There are no requirements related to safety at present.
Most recently, a 5-year-old Goodlettsville boy was accidentally killed by a sibling in their home.
According to police, a dad left the gun near the children when he went to the kitchen.
Right now, Joslyn Roth says it’s not illegal for a parent to leave a loaded gun unattended even when children are nearby.
Well there was one and only one Presidential candidate who didn't get called out and Factcheck.org had to reach way back to find something on Joe Biden. On the Republican side you have to study to find who is the least worst liar. On the Democratic side only the current front runner gets called out. Let's note for the record that Factcheck.org is a conservative founded organization, regardless of what you hear when a politician gets called out.
Here's the story with videos of Factcheck.org Director Eugene Keily. It's worth watching to get a true perspective on today's political process and the great sadness it should bring to us all...
I will definitely be going on several hikes with and without family this weekend. It's as good for the soul as it is the waistline!
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is encouraging families to #OptOutside this Thanksgiving.
The park is offering several ranger-led hikes Friday, November 27.Hikes will be offered in the Cataloochee, Elkmont and Cades Cove areas of the park.
Not only did Animal Planet fake scenes, mistreat animals and act with reckless disregard of decency and the law, Turtleman says he is nearly broke.
A Kentucky farmer has accused Animal Planet of setting a fire, damming a creek, chopping down trees, and illegally trespassing and building structures on his property during the production of the reality TV show Call of the Wildman.
Here's the notice:
PUBLIC NOTICE OF PRE APPLICATION MEETING
Pursuant to Tennessee regulation 0400, 12 01.07(1)(m), Horsehead Corporation is holding a public meeting on December 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Rockwood Event Center at 116 W Rockwood St, Rockwood, TN 37854 in order to inform the community and provide an opportunity for questions from the community on the Part B hazardous waste storage permit application for a portion of its Rockwood facility.Continued...
The South as a whole ranks pretty low. Tennessee is 33 from the top.
Recorded in Holland. Ed Snodderly is playing with Malcomb on this one. If All goes well, Ed will play for us Feb 12 2016.
Don't miss Malcomb. He's widely considered the greatest singer songwriter still standing, through no fault of his own...
Want to see our music? Here you go
This is going to be for sale in Rockwood at Courtyard Antiques Last Sale starting Thursday. I may try to steal it from my friend Terry.
All the other stuff is here
My buddy Chuck Sutherland is a geologist with a blog. If you have ever hiked along a Cumberland Plateau rock formation and marveled at the colors and structures and sometimes just plain weird things going on in the rock, Chuck has some information for you. It's not technical on the surface but can lead you away into details and real live geology if you want to pursue it. For most of us there are really cool pictures and descriptions that let us place names on the things we looked at on yesterday's hike. It starts like this:
About 325 - 260 million years ago, a mountain building event, called the Alleghanian orogeny happened as a result of the collision of the North America and Africa continental plates. The Cumberland Plateau represents the least deformed and westernmost region affected by this event.
Have you ever wondered about what the law actually says? The search feature is somewhat obscure and takes a little practice to figure out but here you go:
This is pretty funny. The GOP frontrunner completely ignores the state Party on campaign visit to TN. Apparently he feels the same way I do.
80% of Tennesseans think background checks should be universal and foolproof! Legislature not so much.
That and more....
40 years ago this came out... One of my first Bonnie albums after we had gone to see her in a smallish hall in Atlanta, I think. It was years later that I learned who Alan Toussaint was and that he wrote it. We lost him this week.
This is a great idea. Let's go Roane County!
"Play is a great connector for adults and seniors and the children in their lives. In addition to the cognitive and physical benefits of play, it can also reduce stress in adults and is proven to help combat toxic stress in kids."
The idea of playgrounds for the elderly has been met with much enthusiasm throughout Asia and Europe. The greater Barcelona area has about 300 elderly parks alone.. That’s about one for every town in the district.
I had the good fortune of meeting Jeronimo Silva while he was doing field work in Roane County's Whites Creek, which is also our yard. Most people misunderstand the meaning of "endangered species" and don't realize that they are the "canaries in the mine" for the places we live. If our world becomes uninhabitable for these rare species, one after the other, that means that it will eventually become uninhabitable for US! I'm proud to be involved with protecting Tennessee's streams, not just for rare species, but for all of us humans, too!
Here is the fundraiser site for Jeronimo Silva's very worthy project.
Wild hogs are a serious problem in Roane County. We are not alone. I have friends who had their yard surrounded by a hog fence just so they could have flowers and vegetables.
Bob Corker certainly seems amazingly psychic on when to buy and when to sell...
Our roads and bridges are needing some serious work but Ramsey says these are good times and the state has a surplus so no need to raise gas tax. So I guess he wants to wait until times are tough and increase the tax then?
This is for real and it's easy to see whether you are owed anything from the various funds. Go here and type in your name...
Unfortunately, I am not owed anything.
Other RoaneViews blogs
- 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)
- King Henry throws out first pitch (mushy)
- Don't miss the last day of the Tennessee Medieval Faire (mushy)
- Tennessee Medieval Faire - Saturday and Sunday (mushy)