Features http://www.roanecounty.com/features/todaysfeatures en On vacation ... with the Roane County News http://www.roanecounty.com/content/vacation-roane-county-news-2 <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/barrievacay1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Roane County News took a winter break with Barrie Paulson on a Caribbean cruise. The duo stopped at St. Maarten and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on what Paulson said was a family gift. Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue. Be sure to tell us where you &mdash; and the News &mdash; traveled for a break and photo. You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com. Happy travels!<br /> &nbsp;</p> Pancake breakfast to help OS Historical Society http://www.roanecounty.com/content/pancake-breakfast-help-os-historical-society <p> Oliver Springs Historical Society will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 6 in Aubrey&rsquo;s Restaurant in Oak Ridge.</p> <p> Tickets to the breakfast are $5 and can be purchased from a member or at the door.</p> <p> This is one of the Society&rsquo;s annual fundraising events to help with the continuing restoration of the Abston/Daugherty building. The building will house the Society&rsquo;s archives and have a theater and meeting/events rooms.</p> Mr. and Mrs. Graves celebrate 62 years http://www.roanecounty.com/content/mr-and-mrs-graves-celebrate-62-years <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/graves.jpg" alt="Gene and Marie Graves celebrated their 62nd anniversary last week. They were married on Jan. 17, 1954, in South Harriman Baptist Church, with the late Rev. J.L. Stafford officiating. Their son and daughter-in-law are Barry and Carol Graves of Park City, Utah. They have two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Jeremy and Ashley of San Diego, and Carter of Park City." title="Gene and Marie Graves celebrated their 62nd anniversary last week. They were married on Jan. 17, 1954, in South Harriman Baptist Church, with the late Rev. J.L. Stafford officiating. Their son and daughter-in-law are Barry and Carol Graves of Park City, Utah. They have two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Jeremy and Ashley of San Diego, and Carter of Park City." align="left" hspace="6" /> Need doesn’t end with the holiday season http://www.roanecounty.com/content/need-doesn%E2%80%99t-end-holiday-season <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rma.jpg" alt="Soups are among the foods most needed at Rockwood Ministerial Association’s food pantry, said Director Steve Osborne. Donations frequently fall off after the holidays, but the biggest needs continue through the end of the school year." title="Soups are among the foods most needed at Rockwood Ministerial Association’s food pantry, said Director Steve Osborne. Donations frequently fall off after the holidays, but the biggest needs continue through the end of the school year." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> The Christmas season is a time of year when people often donate to charities such as Rockwood Ministerial Association&rsquo;s food pantry.</p> <p> Donations, however, often fall off when January rolls around.</p> <p> That could lead to problems in keeping food on their shelves for the ministry that serves about 500 individuals and families per month.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s important that we continue receiving donations,&rdquo; Rockwood Ministerial Association Director Steve Osborne said.</p> Church Alliance to honor five for public service http://www.roanecounty.com/content/church-alliance-honor-five-public-service <p> Five individuals will be honored for outstanding public service with the Roane County Distinguished Citizenship Award on Jan. 24.</p> <p> The awards program will be at 3 p.m. in Bazeltown Baptist Church, Harriman.</p> <p> The award was established in 2013 by the Rev. Joseph Weaver, chair-<br /> man of the Roane County Church Alliance.</p> <p> The award honors Roane Countians for exceptional achievement in community service and leadership.</p> Church Calendar http://www.roanecounty.com/content/church-calendar-77 <p> SATURDAY, JAN. 16<br /> &bull;&thinsp;The Singing Cookes and Cooke Brothers will be in concert at 6 p.m. in Swan Pond Baptist Church, Harriman. Admission is free. Call 335-7981 for details.<br /> <br /> SUNDAY, JAN. 17<br /> Bible Trivia by Wilson Casey http://www.roanecounty.com/content/bible-trivia-wilson-casey <p> 1. Is the book of Joshua in the Old or New Testament or neither?<br /> 2. What animal did God provide Abraham to sacrifice in place of Isaac? Dove, Calf, Ram, Camel<br /> 3. From Joshua 14, to whom did Joshua give a blessing? Jacob, Caleb, Esau, Himself<br /> 4. The word &ldquo;ball&rdquo; is mentioned how many times in the Bible? Only once, 6, 41 113<br /> 5. From Job 39, what bird is cruel to her young? Sparrow, Eagle, Ostrich, Raven<br /> 6. In the Bible, how many men are/were named &ldquo;Dodo&rdquo;? 2, 3, 4, 5<br /> Rev. & Mrs. Whittenbarger 50th http://www.roanecounty.com/content/rev-mrs-whittenbarger-50th <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/whittenbargeranniversary1_0002.jpg" alt="The Rev. and Mrs. Ben Whittenbarger" title="The Rev. and Mrs. Ben Whittenbarger" align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> The Rev. Ben and Becky Whittenbarger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 31.</p> <p> The were married on Dec. 31, 1965, in Riverside Baptist Church, with Pat F. Howard officiating.</p> <p> They have been involved in Christian ministry for most of their marriage.</p> <p> The Rev. Whittenbarger pastored two Baptist churches. He last served as pastor of North Rockwood Baptist Church for 31 years. He is now involved with evangelism after retiring two years ago.</p>