Features http://www.roanecounty.com/features/todaysfeatures en ‘Philadelphia Eleven’ priest to speak during Episcopal symposium http://www.roanecounty.com/content/%E2%80%98philadelphia-eleven%E2%80%99-priest-speak-during-episcopal-symposium <p> The Episcopal Churchwomen of the Diocese of East Tennessee will present a symposium on the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women in the Episcopal Church.</p> <p> &ldquo;Telling the Stories&rdquo; will be on Feb. 21 in Knoxville&rsquo;s Episcopal Church of the Ascension at 800 Northshore Drive.</p> <p> Registration begins at 9 a.m. The program starts with coffee and pastries at 9:30.</p> On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Aruba! http://www.roanecounty.com/content/vacation-roane-county-news-aruba <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vacayaruba_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Roane County News was chasing sun and fun when it went to Aruba with Wayne and Erna Tipps over the holidays.</p> <p> &ldquo;The weather was wonderful,&rdquo; the couple said. &ldquo;We missed the annual &lsquo;cold spell&rsquo; in Tennessee.&rdquo;</p> <p> Planning a vacation?</p> <p> Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.</p> <p> Be sure to tell us where you &mdash; and the News &mdash; traveled for a break and photo.</p> Church Calendar: Jan. 31-Feb. 21 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/church-calendar-jan-31-feb-21-0 <p> <strong>SATURDAY, JAN. 31</strong><br /> &bull;&thinsp;Cowan Chapel United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a chitterlings and chicken dinner beginning at 11 a.m. in the church at 606 Greenwood St. Dinners include pinto beans, cole slaw, cornbread, drink and dessert for $10 and will be available to eat at the church; delivery will also be available by calling 376-0630. All proceeds from the dinner benefit the church youth.</p> Grant aims to help nonprofits in pediatric cancer treatment, services http://www.roanecounty.com/content/grant-aims-help-nonprofits-pediatric-cancer-treatment-services <p> East Tennessee Foundation is now accepting applications for funding from the Butterfly Fund of East Tennessee Foundation.</p> <p> Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or other exempt entities and submit proposals directly related to support of pediatric oncology research, treatment and/or services.</p> <p> Funds totaling $50,000 are available to award, and organizations may apply for the entire amount or a portion of funds available.</p> <p> Using an online grant application system, applications must be submitted no later than Feb. 27 to be eligible for funding.</p> On vacation with the Roane County News ... to the Caribbean! http://www.roanecounty.com/content/vacation-roane-county-news-caribbean-0 <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vacaycaribbean.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> While everyone was dealing with the bitter cold temperatures, Steve and Mona Bolden took their Roane County News on a cruise to the Southern Caribbean to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, Jan. 11-18.</p> <p> They said the temperatures were perfect, staying between 79-81.</p> <p> They visited San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and Barbados.</p> <p> Planning a vacation?</p> <p> Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.</p> Yager heads state, local gov’t committee http://www.roanecounty.com/content/yager-heads-state-local-gov%E2%80%99t-committee <p> State Sen. Ken Yager has been appointed chairman of the Senate&rsquo;s state and local government committee for the 109th Tennessee General Assembly.</p> <p> The Kingston Republican, who represents the 12th District in the Tennessee Senate, was also chosen to serve on the Senate&rsquo;s commerce and labor and energy, agriculture and natural resources committees.</p> Air Force Jazz Ensemble to perform at Princess http://www.roanecounty.com/content/air-force-jazz-ensemble-perform-princess <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ensemble.jpg" alt="The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Harriman’s Princess Theatre." title="The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Harriman’s Princess Theatre." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble will perform in a free concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.</p> <p> Although admission is free, tickets are required.</p> <p> Tickets can be picked up in advance from Rocky Top General Store at 316 Ruritan Road or Harriman Jewelry Exchange at 509 Roane St., both in Harriman.</p> <p> Remaining tickets will be available at the box office on the day of the concert.</p> Drinnen-Hensley http://www.roanecounty.com/content/drinnen-hensley <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/drinnen_hensley.jpg" alt="Josh Hensley and Ciera Drinnen " title="Josh Hensley and Ciera Drinnen " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Lanita Drinnen of Lenoir City and Dewayne Drinnen of Maryville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ciera Drinnen of Lenoir City, to Josh Hensley of Lenoir City.</p> <p> He is the son of Dale and Debbie Hensley of Kingston.</p> <p> The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 5 in Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston.</p> <p> The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Floretta Clark of Lenoir City, the late Joyce Logan of Lenoir City, and the late Ray and Mary Drinnen of Maryville.</p>