Features http://www.roanecounty.com/features/todaysfeatures en Harriman Happenings: June 29 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/harriman-happenings-june-29 <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/znewlouise_19.jpg" alt="Louise Warmley" title="Louise Warmley" align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> Happy birthday wishes to Minnie Love, who recently celebrated her 93rd birthday.</p> <p> Ms. Love is a special lady and loved by all who know her.</p> <p> We love you, Ms. Minnie. Stay young and be blessed.</p> <p> We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Bernetta Fouse, who passed away Wednesday, June 17.</p> <p> She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Thomas Fouse, of Rockwood.; one daughter, Angela M. Smith of Atlanta; four grandchildren; two aunts, Ebbie Marie Frazier and Barbara Chatman, both of Rockwood; and one brother, Charles Edward Siler Jr.</p> SMOKIN’ THE WATER 2015: Schedules for Kingston’s Fourth of July Celebration http://www.roanecounty.com/content/smokin%E2%80%99-water-2015-schedules-kingston%E2%80%99s-fourth-july-celebration <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0703_speedboats_11.jpg" alt="The American Powerboat Association will open holiday festivities with a blast on July 2, as the group expands racing to three days on Watts Bar Lake." title="The American Powerboat Association will open holiday festivities with a blast on July 2, as the group expands racing to three days on Watts Bar Lake." align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> <strong>Thursday, July 2</strong><br /> 10 a.m.<br /> APBA boat racing begins</p> <p> <strong>Friday, July 3</strong><br /> 10 a.m.<br /> APBA boat racing begins</p> <p> Noon<br /> Vendors open<br /> Kids Zone opens</p> <p> 6 p.m.<br /> Parade line up</p> <p> <strong>Saturday, July 4</strong><br /> 10 a.m.<br /> Gates open<br /> APBA boat racing begins<br /> Vendors open<br /> Kids Zone opens<br /> Car Show registration</p> <p> 11 a.m.<br /> Car Show judging begins</p> <p> Noon<br /> Sand volleyball tournament</p> Vacation Bible School 2015 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/vacation-bible-school-2015-4 <p> <strong>Dyllis Baptist</strong><br /> Classes for ages 3 through eighth grade will be available during vacation Bible school at Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman. Classes will be from 6 to 8:45 p.m. July 13-17 at the church at 530 Dyllis Road; a jump-start VBS cookout will begin at 5 p.m. July 12. &ldquo;Journey Off the Map: Unknown to Us, Known to Him&rdquo; is the theme.</p> Recording at next Singing in the City http://www.roanecounty.com/content/recording-next-singing-city <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/victorious_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> Victorious&rsquo; next monthly Singing in the City in Rockwood will include a special live DVD recording to commemorate the quartet&rsquo;s first anniversary.</p> <p> The event will start at 6 p.m. June 27 in the Rockwood Event Center at 104 E. Rockwood St.</p> <p> Admission is free.</p> <p> A number of area soloists and singers will be featured.</p> <p> Special guests The Overhome Boys of Morristown will bring their full band to play and sing favorite Southern/country gospel songs.</p> <p> Bill Anderson of The REC will film the entire concert.</p> Luminary’s ministries making a difference http://www.roanecounty.com/content/luminary%E2%80%99s-ministries-making-difference <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pantryshelves.jpg" alt="The food pantry shelves are well stocked at Luminary United Methodist Church. The church also offers a clothes closet and Wednesday evening community meals." title="The food pantry shelves are well stocked at Luminary United Methodist Church. The church also offers a clothes closet and Wednesday evening community meals." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Three successful ministries at Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile, are coordinating schedules so people with pressing needs can be better served.</p> <p> Thanks to generous donors, Luminary&rsquo;s food and cloth-</p> <p> ing ministries are well stock-ed.</p> <p> The church&rsquo;s clothes closet and food pantry are now open during the same time, from 9 a.m. to noon each Tuesday.</p> <p> Luminary also provides meals for the community from 6 to 7 p.m. nearly every Wednesday of the year.</p> On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Haiti! http://www.roanecounty.com/content/vacation-roane-county-news-haiti <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/roane_news.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Roane County News continued its missions of goodwill when it recently accompanied seven members of North Rockwood Baptist Church on a 10-day mission trip to Haiti.</p> <p> Church members on the trip include Joey and Jacob Andrews, Tony and Sally Davis, Jeff Harrill, Lexie Goodson and Diana Whaley.</p> <p> The group was in Haiti on May 29-June 7 through the ministry of Voice of Children, Chuck Whaley said.</p> <p> &ldquo;Free medical clinics were held, with over 1,000 patients being seen,&rdquo; he explained, &ldquo;and medicines were dispensed at no charge.&rdquo;</p> Josiah Miller http://www.roanecounty.com/content/josiah-miller <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/millerbirthday.jpg" alt="Josiah Miller " title="Josiah Miller " align="left" hspace="6" width="54" height="85" /><p> Josiah Miller celebrated his 12th birthday on June 9.</p> <p> He celebrated with laser tag and a pizza party with his parents, best friends and brother.</p> <p> He is the son of Ben Miller and Holly Culleton.</p> <p> Grandparents are Len and Gina Jackson of Harriman, and Randy and Vicki Miller of Iowa.</p> <p> Josiah has a brother and best buddy, Zackary.</p> Brianna makes five generations http://www.roanecounty.com/content/brianna-makes-five-generations <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/johnsonfivegenerations.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> Ninety-one-year-old Ruth Johnson, center right, and her family celebrated five generations with the birth of Johnson&rsquo;s great-great-granddaughter, Brianna Denton.</p> <p> Brianna was 2 months old when she and her family traveled from Tunnel Hill, Ga., for a five-generation get-together.</p> <p> The family includes, from left, daughter Rosie Johnson Denton, 62, holding Brianna; grandson David Denton, 42; Johnson; and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Denton, 20.</p>