• Church Calendar: June 13-July 18

    • Christian Business Fellowship of Roane County, a new ministry open to all business people, will meet at 8 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Harriman Shoney’s for breakfast, prayer and fellowship. Call David Barkley at 705-1903 for details.

  • Vacation Bible School 2015

    Harriman United Methodist
    “Outback Rock: Where Kids Venture into Solid Faith” is the vacation Bible school theme at Harriman United Methodist Church. Sessions will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 17-19. The church is at 601 Queen Ave. Call 882-1353 to preregister or for details.

  • Church Calendar: June 6-13

    • Horizon Yacht Club will have a Blessing of the Fleet service beginning at 10 a.m. at Blue Springs Marina, Ten Mile. Luminary United Methodist Church Pastor Chuck Griffin will be the service officiant.

  • Central salutes military on anniversary

    Lloyd Turner, left, and Wayne Woodlee of the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard are surrounded by members of the Kingston Boy Scout Troop 101 Color Guard during a special 50th-anniversary celebration at Kingston’s Central Baptist Church last weekend.

    The church commemorated its anniversary with a two-day celebration: Saturday’s was a salute to the military, and Sunday’s had a special church service and luncheon afterward.

  • Harriman letter carriers donate food to Courts of Praise pantry

    Harriman’s Courts of Praise food pantry was the recipient of almost 8 1/2 tons of food collected by Harriman letter carriers during the Stamp Out Hunger campaign last month.

    “They feed over 8,000 people a month,” explained Karen Whittle, Harriman Post Office supervisor.

    Whittle said more than 17,000 cans were collected, exceeding last year’s numbers by more than 7,000 pounds.

    She expressed thanks to all who donated to this year’s campaign.

  • Author, Vietnam vet to speak in Harriman

    Randy Kington, author of “What A Life: How the Vietnam War Affected One Marine,” will speak during the 11 a.m. service on June 7 in Harriman Church of God.

    A free breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. for those who serve the community. The church is at 3106 Roane State Hwy.

    Kington will describe his time as a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War in 1965-66.

    He will also talk about being critically wounded and of the nine months of recovery and his life that followed.

  • Ragle offers up Christian comedy

    Christian comedian Jamey Ragle talks family and the physical calamities of getting old to a roomful of people recently at Kingston Community Center.

    Ragle’s routine was a preview of Re:Ignite 2015, a three-day service at Kingston’s Impact Church on Decatur Hwy.

  • Vacation Bible School 2015

    Clymersville Baptist
    “Journey off the Map” is the vacation Bible school theme at Clymersville Baptist Church, Rockwood. Classes for preschoolers through adults will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 31-June 3 in the church at 662 Clymersville Road.

  • Harvey Memorial Singing to help with OS museum

    A number of area singers will be featured this weekend during the annual C.S. “Sonny” Harvey Memorial Gospel Singing.

    The singing will begin at 6 p.m. May 30 in the former Beech Park gymnasium on Butler Mill Road, Oliver Springs.

    Featured singers include Crimson River, Pastor Robbie Leach, Eternal Life, Pastor Garvan Walls and Joyce Vespie Weaver.

    The annual singing benefits an Oliver Springs association while honoring the memory of Harvey, a longtime Oliver Springs businessman, community and civic leader who died in January 2013.

  • Central Baptist marking 50th anniversary

    Central Baptist Church, Kingston, is planning to honor U.S. military veterans and their families as part of the church’s 50th-anniversary celebration next weekend.

    The celebration honoring veterans will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30 at the church at 245 Bailey Road.

    Live music and light refreshments will be included as part of the celebration.

    A special anniversary worship service will begin at 11 a.m. May 31.

    Central Baptist Church was organized on May 27, 1965, with 59 members.