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Former Roane County resident Hope Ellis-Ashburn recently released her first book, “The Story of Kimbrook Arabians.”
The book outlines the historic Arabian horse breeding program of Bill and Joanne Gutknecht and is primarily based in rural Giles County.
It introduces the background history of the program, along with the horses that were a part of it from its inception through present day.
One special chapter on the Milky Way Farm, where Kimbrook Arabians once resided, details the history of the Milky Way Farm.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Rue Eskridge recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.
Son of Mona L. Hopper of Oliver Springs, he is a 2010 graduate of Oliver Springs High School.
His sister is Chelsey M. Eskridge of Oak Ridge.
Eskridge 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.
A Valentine’s murder mystery titled “Who Killed the Love?” was produced and directed by Barbara D. Moore. The play was at Jamieson Development Center.
This was a show and dinner.
The play was great, and all who attended really supported Barbara.
The dinner was delicious.
More than 100 people attended.
After the play and dinner, several stayed for the after party, which included dancing to some of their favorite music. The DJ did a great job.
Congratulations to you, Barbara. You did a great job!
Roane Choral Society will present “Rhapsody and Fantasy: Emotion in Music” at 7 p.m. March 7 in South Harriman Baptist Church.
Admission is by donation.
Slade Trammell, accompanist for Roane Choral Society, will perform Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy in C Minor,” with members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.
Eugene Hattaway leads the Roane Choral Society as music director/conductor for his sixth season.
Tennessee Medieval Faire auditions
Due to cold weather, open actor auditions for the Tennessee Medieval Faire (previously called the East Tennessee Renaissance Festival) will be from 2 to 5 p.m Feb. 28.
Auditions will be at 125 Barrie Lane, Kingston.
Email DarkhorseLLC@comcast.net or call 466-1902 for details.
Southwest Point DAR book signing
Southwest Point Chapter NSDAR postponed its program and book signing by Shirley McCracken, author of “The Breastplate: Civil War Adventure.”
Inclement weather led officials at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge to postpone its International Festival.
The festival is rescheduled for Feb. 28 in the museum at 461 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge.
The same entertainment line-up, food and culture booths originally scheduled are on tap to be there for the rescheduled event.
Entertainment, crafts and cuisines from cultures around the world will be featured at the International Festival.
Spice of India Dancers will be the featured performers.
A Valentine’s Day spent with a home-cooked meal and candles lit can quickly turn to disaster if fire safety measures are not in place.
The biggest disaster threat in the United States isn’t floods, hurricanes or tornadoes — it’s fire, reports the American Red Cross.
The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year — one every eight minutes — and most are home fires.
East Tennessee Preservation Alliance is now accepting nominations for the East Tennessee Endangered 8, a listing of the eight most threatened historic sites in the region.
The goal of the list is to educate property owners, the general public and area leaders about the plight and value of these significant historic resources.
Nominations are due by March 2. Nomination forms are available online at knoxheritage.org/ETPA.
The selected Endangered 8 will be announced at 11:30 a.m. April 17 at Historic Westwood, Knoxville.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives continues the successful “Looking Back” project during the 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event at the East Tennessee Historical Society at 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville.
Tennessee motorists saw pump prices jump more than a dime last week.
Both the national and state average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded rose 12 cents in seven days.
“Gas prices increased due to a series of refinery issues in the Midwest and a rise in crude oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA, The Auto Club Group.
“Gasoline and oil prices quickly rose mid-week, but stabilized through the weekend.”
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