Features http://www.roanecounty.com/features/todaysfeatures en Military Matters: Ethan K. Flowers http://www.roanecounty.com/content/military-matters-ethan-k-flowers <p> U.S. Army Pvt. Ethan K. Flowers recently graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.</p> <p> Son of Steve Flowers and Paige Bandy, both of Kingston, he is a 2013 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.</p> <p> 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.</p> Military Matters: Shalyn P. Sipiczky http://www.roanecounty.com/content/military-matters-shalyn-p-sipiczky <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sipiczky.jpg" alt="Shalyn P. Sipiczky" title="Shalyn P. Sipiczky" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Air National Guard Airman Shalyn P. Sipiczky recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.</p> <p> Daughter of Lisa Burress and Paul Sipiczky of Kingston, she is a 2011 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.</p> <p> 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.</p> Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 16 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/look-back-little-something-our-files-week-april-16 <p> <strong>25 Years Ago</strong><br /> The Garden Gate: Thank the heavens and stars for Easter Bunny http://www.roanecounty.com/content/garden-gate-thank-heavens-and-stars-easter-bunny <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/zwilliamson_27.jpg" alt="Ellen Probert Williamson" title="Ellen Probert Williamson" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> As we progress into the days of Holy Week and Easter in the Christian tradition, we are also faced with some seemly frivolous occasions in this varied month.</p> <p> Just how did the Easter Bunny become associated with Easter? It is an extremely serious religion holiday.</p> <p> And how could a rabbit &mdash; a mammal &mdash; lay eggs?</p> <p> The myth of the Easter Bunny finds its roots in the constellation of the Hare, Lepus.</p> ‘The Breastplate’ author making the rounds http://www.roanecounty.com/content/%E2%80%98-breastplate%E2%80%99-author-making-rounds <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/breastplate_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Harriman Happenings week April 14 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/harriman-happenings-week-april-14 <p> Mel and Roy Clemmons along with their mother Carolyn Clemmons recently attended the funeral service of Eugene Williams in Asheville, N.C.&nbsp;</p> <p> He was the brother of the late Melvin Clemmons.</p> <p> We extend our deepest sympathy to this family.</p> <p> Aaron Clemmons, son of Mel Clemmons, was in a car accident.&nbsp;</p> <p> He was admitted to a hospital in Knoxville. Today he is feeling better. Lets keep Aaron in our prayers.</p> <p> Cheryl Childress is spending time with her father, Melvin Childress in Cincinnati.</p> Cruisin’ cruises into Harriman http://www.roanecounty.com/content/cruisin%E2%80%99-cruises-harriman <p> Harriman is gearing up for Cruisin&rsquo; 2014, the spring and summer car show that kicks off for the season this weekend in downtown Harriman.</p> <p> Classic cars, street rods, music, games and vendors will all be at this year&rsquo;s Cruisin&rsquo;, which will be from 3:30 to 7 p.m.</p> <p> The street closes at 3 p.m. for the event.</p> <p> Crusin&rsquo; takes place the second Saturday of each month from April to August.</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s events will be on May 10, June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9.</p> Wheeler among Dogwood Ball debs http://www.roanecounty.com/content/wheeler-among-dogwood-ball-debs <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wheeler_0.jpg" alt="Phoebe Rose Wheeler" title="Phoebe Rose Wheeler" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Phoebe Rose Wheeler was among the 45 young women from throughout East Tennessee who were presented during the Dogwood Ball.</p> <p> The 52nd annual ball of the East Tennessee Presentation Society was on March 29 in Knoxville Marriott Hotel.</p> <p> Wheeler is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Samuel Wheeler.</p> <p> She is a student at The College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.</p> <p> Wheeler, her mother and the other 2014 Dogwood Debutantes and their mothers were honored during a December luncheon in Cherokee Country Club, Knoxville.</p>