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  • 'Pastors retire; preachers don't': Kelley, 86, still sharing God’s Word in Rockwood

    Exactly 45 years after his first sermon at Clymersville Baptist, members of Charles Kelley’s congregation gathered to wish him a happy 86th birthday and recognize four decades of service to the Rockwood church.

    Kelley preached his first sermon there on Aug. 13, 1967, when Clymersville was a mission of Rockwood First Baptist Church. Back then, there were nine members in the congregation. Today, Clymersville Baptist has around 300 members.

  • Harper devoted to Little Leaf

    By Julia Hopper Daniel, For Roane Newspapers
    Mamie Louise Harper was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Oliver Springs, and died Oct. 8, 1990, while on a visit for the funeral of her sister, Josephine, in Los Angeles.

    She was the daughter of the late Minnie Mae Crozier and William Julian Hopper Sr. She spelled her last name as “Harper,” instead of Hopper, along with her brother Samuel.

    Harper left her mark on society through her work in the church, the community, and the education system.

  • ONE rallies youths from 22 area churches
  • VBS fun at Central Baptist
  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Central Baptist
    “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the vacation Bible school theme at Central Baptist Church, Kingston. Classes for ages 3 (potty trained) up to teens will be offered July 23-27 and will begin with supper at 5:30 p.m.; worship and activities will follow from 6 to 8:45 in the church at 245 Bailey Road. Call 919-5115 to preregister.

    Rockwood Church of Christ

  • Fifty flags celebrate U.S. pride

    Shiloh Baptist Church, Kingston, displays 50 flags in its Fourth of July display at the church at 4242 Decatur Hwy.

    Flags in honor and memory of veterans and Armed Forces members currently serving were also on display in the special holiday showing of patriotism.

    “Members and friends of the church contributed to make this display possible,” church member Cindy Jones said.

    “We are proud to honor our military and thank God for the women and men who serve for our freedom.”

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Central Baptist
    “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the vacation Bible school theme at Central Baptist Church, Kingston. Classes for ages 3 (potty trained) up to teens will be offered July 23-27 and will begin with supper at 5:30 p.m.; worship and activities will follow from 6 to 8:45 in the church at 245 Bailey Road. Call 919-5115 to preregister.

    Laurel Bluff Baptist

  • Help sought for Episcopal camp

    The third annual Jim Muir Kamp 4 Kids for ages 8-12 will be July 16-19 at Grace Point Episcopal Camp, Kingston.

    Kamp 4 Kids is or children who have one or more incarcerated parents. A season of camp in an environment of love, learning and fun broadens their horizons.

    The camp is named in honor of the late Muir, ne of the area’s foremost advocates for ministry to prisoners and their families.

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Bradbury United Methodist
    “Operation Overboard” is the vacation Bible school theme at Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston. Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8-12 in the church at 3506 Buttermilk Road West; dinner will be served daily. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    Lawnville Road Church of Christ

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Bradbury United Methodist
    “Operation Overboard” is the vacation Bible school theme at Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston. Classes for all ages are from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8-12 in the church at 3506 Buttermilk Road West, Kingston; dinner will be served daily. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    Lawnville Road

    Church of Christ