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Today's Features

  • First Friday Quilters/Sewing Group will meet in monthly session at 10 a.m. May 5 in Kingston Community Center.

    Those wishing to attend are asked to bring a project to work on and a lunch.

  • Harriman Lions Club will have its annual “World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast” from 7 to 11 a.m. May 6 in Roane Street Grill at 812 N. Roane St., Harriman.

    Tickets are $8 each or two for $15 for adults, $4 for ages 10 and younger, and includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and milk.

    Proceeds will go toward funding the organization’s various community charities.

    Call President Jerry Turbyville for more about the Harriman Lions Club or assistance with vision care.

  • USDA Tennessee Farm Service Agency offers targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to assist underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.
    “Each year, a portion of FSA’s loan funds are set aside to lend to targeted underserved and beginning farmers and ranchers,” said  FSA Acting Executive Director, Tyeisha Samples.

  • The Harriman Lions Club is gearing up for its annual fundraiser, “World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast” to help fund its many charities.

    The breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. May 6 in Roane Street Grill at 812 N. Roane St., Harriman.

    Generous portions of pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and milk will be available for $8 for adults, $15 for couples and $4 for ages 10 and younger.

    The Harriman Lions Club has provided exams and glasses for many people over the last 60 years.

  • A Medic mobile blood drive is planned later this month at Grande Vista Bay.

    The blood drive will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. April 26 at 1405 New Hope Road, Rockwood.

    All donors will be required to show identification.

    Each donor will receive a free T-shirt and coupon for a free appetizer.

    Call 524-3074 or visit www.medicblood.org for details.

  • The Master Gardeners of Roane County will host its free Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series on March 11.

    The session begins at noon in the UT Extension Office at 3074 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    This session will be “Garden Toad Habitat” with Certified Master Gardener Marlin Helms.

    This is an ongoing series on the second Saturday of each month.

    Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch or snack to enjoy while they listen to the presentation.

  • Ranchers and livestock producers in Roane County may be eligible for assistance from the Livestock Forage Disaster Program for grazing losses incurred in 2016.

    “Roane County recently met qualifying drought ratings that ‘trigger’ eligibility for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program on improved pasture,” said Sandi Childs, Roane County executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.

    The Program provides compensation to livestock producers who suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire.

  • The Obed Wild and Scenic River will have a healthy hike program on Jan. 6.

    The program will begin at 10:30 a.m.

    This free ranger-led hike will explore both the Lilly Bluff Overlook Trail and a portion of the Point Trail.

    Those in attendance will have a chance to observe the vista of Clear Creek as well as walk across the Melton Mill Creek Bridge.

    Participants should meet the ranger at the Lilly Bluff Overlook parking lot, which is off Ridge Road in Morgan County.

  • Rockwood Business and Professional Women meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month.

    Meetings are in Victorian Square, Rockwood.

    The next meeting will be on Nov. 15. Meal cost is $10; reservations must be made by 10 a.m. the Monday of the week preceding the meeting date.

    Call Geraldine Wallick at 354-0934 or email hiegelma@comcast.com for reservations or information about the organization, which recently celebrated its 95th anniversary.

  • Roane Choral Society rehearses at 7 p.m. every Monday in Room O-128 of the O’Brien Building on the main campus of Roane State Community College.

    Call 354-0679 or visit www.roanechoralsociety.org for more information.