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Community News

  • Don’t forget about Presidents Day health fair

    A blood lab is only one of the many screening services to be provided during Luminary United Methodist Church’s annual free community health fair on Feb. 16.

    The lab and several physicians and medical specialists will provide free screening services from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Call the church at 376-7040 to schedule a free bone density scan appointment from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Healthy breasts save lives

    Roane County is one of the top three counties in a 16-county area with the highest incidences of breast cancer, a Tennessee Department of Health study reported in 2013.

    That’s why the Roane County Health Department and Roane County United Way are teaming up to serve as Ambassadors for the Susan G. Komen Knoxville breast cancer awareness and education program.

    The study, Cancer in Tennessee, determined that 4,363 new breast cancer cases are annually diagnosed in Tennessee.

  • Controlled burns now underway near old K-25 Site

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office is initiating a series of controlled burns of grassland areas on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The controlled burns are for prescribed burning at East Tennessee Technology Park (former K-25 Site) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory through April.

    Weather permitting, controlled burns will take place at:

    • West Borrow kudzu infestation, approximately 6 acres southeast of the Technology Park.

  • Give blood, help the area’s hungry

    Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee is partnering with MEDIC Regional Blood Center this month to help feed those who are hungry.

    When blood donors opt out of receiving a T-shirt during blood drives through Feb. 28, Medic will donate the money saved to Second Harvest.

    Each shirt declined will provide eight meals to the hungry in East Tennessee.

  • Auto crashes affect one in three drivers

    Too many Americans report that they regularly speed, run red lights, use distracting devices or drive drowsy, despite the fact that one in three have a loved one who has been seriously injured or killed in a crash, according to the AAA Foundation’s latest Traffic Safety Culture Index.

    The results further indicate that unsafe behaviors persist — even though one in five drivers have themselves been involved in a serious crash, and one in 10 has been seriously injured in a crash.

  • OR heritage group to mark center’s 70th anniversary

    Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its meeting site — Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road — during its next meeting at noon Feb. 13.

    A sandwich lunch at 11:30 a.m. will be available at a cost of $6.

  • Harriman Happenings Feb. 9

    Get-well wishes to Pastor Larry Woods, who had surgery in Oak Ridge’s Methodist Medical Center.

    You are being prayed for that God will give you a speedy recovery.

    The choir anniversary that was held at Anointed Praise and Worship Church last Sunday was a very spiritual one.

    Glenda McKensey was the mistress of ceremonies.

    Their choir was great. Their colors were purple and black.

    Their songs were new.

    Others in this service were great.

    The special guest was the Inspirational Mass Choir from Chattanooga.

  • Housing Authority gives for DAV van

    Harriman Housing Authority Director Amy Hall presents a $2,500 check to John Maliskey, the coordinator of Disabled American Veterans Post 86’s transportation program through the Veterans Administration. The DAV is raising money for a new van to transport veterans to the various VA medical facilities in Nashville and Murfreesboro.

  • Pancakes! Rotary fundraiser a sweet treat for patrons, community

    Kingston Rotary Club’s 35th annual pancake breakfast and silent auction this weekend have lasting effects that go beyond a clean plate.

    All proceeds from this year’s breakfast will be used to support the club’s community and international service projects.

    The breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 7 in Kingston Church of Christ family center at 120 Spring St., Kingston.

    Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and may be purchased from any Kingston Rotary Club member or at the door.

  • ‘Remembering Red’ Skelton tribute set

    “Remembering Red,” a tribute to Red Skelton featuring Brian Hoffman will begin at 4 p.m. Feb. 15 in the historic Grove Theater at 123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge.

    The light-hearted trip down memory lane will include some of the television pioneer’s most well-known characters, including Clem Kadiddlehopper, Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Freddy the Freeloader.

    Also included will be Skelton “Guzzlers Gin” routine and pantomimes.

    Hoffman also breaks character during the