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Community News

  • Military Matters: Ethan K. Flowers

    U.S. Army Pvt. Ethan K. Flowers recently graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

    Son of Steve Flowers and Paige Bandy, both of Kingston, he is a 2013 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

  • Military Matters: Shalyn P. Sipiczky

    Air National Guard Airman Shalyn P. Sipiczky recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

    Daughter of Lisa Burress and Paul Sipiczky of Kingston, she is a 2011 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Rockwood book sale slated

    Rockwood Public Library is finalizing plans for its annual book sale.

    The book sale will be from April 12-May 3 in the library at 117 N. Front Ave.

    The sale will take place during normal library hours.

    Rockwood Public Library is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

    The library has extended hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

    Call the library at 354-1281 for more information.

  • City & County Meetings

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
    • Rockwood Golf Board will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. in Rockwood Country Club.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 3
    • Harriman Housing Authority Board will meet in special-called session at 4 p.m. in the authority office on Sewanee Street. Purpose of the meeting is to consider and possibly take action on Phase 2 of gas rehabilitation.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 4
    • Kingston City Council will meet in budget session at 8:30 a.m. in Kingston City Hall at 900 Waterford Place.

  • Things You Should Know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
    • Hospice volunteer training and education will be provided in two sessions from noon to 4 p.m. April 2 and 4 in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston. Prospective volunteers for Amedisys Hospice must attend both sessions; RSVP by calling 689-7123.

  • Things to Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    SATURDAY, APRIL 5

  • Clubs, Agencies & Support Groups

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
    • The TVA Ladies luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. in 2 Chef’s at 500 W. Race St., Kingston. Members are reminded to bring donations for Hands of Mercy.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 4

  • Each Week

    WEDNESDAY
    • Senior exercise, 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Senior pinochle, noon in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (a nonprofit weight-loss support group), Kingston Community Center room B. Weigh-in is at 11:45 a.m., meeting starts at noon. Details: 376-1356.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous, noon in Harriman American Legion Hall, 624 Morgan Ave.  Details: 230-4500.
    THURSDAY

  • Hit the ground walking with Extension service program

    By Justin Thomas • For Roane Newspapers
    Being physically active is one of the best things you can do to improve and maintain your health — yet nearly two-thirds of Americans aren’t getting the activity they need.

    Consider taking up walking with friend or your family by participating in Roane Walks, an eight-week program that will spark some friendly competition in our Roane County communities.

    Teams of four or eight will compete to see who can log the most miles walking, jogging or even biking.

  • South Roane VFD partners with United Way

    South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department has partnered with Roane County United Way for some funding for the 2014 fiscal year.