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Today's Features

  • Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    MONDAY, FEB. 17

  • Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    THURSDAY, FEB. 20

  • TUESDAY, FEB. 18
    • Roane County Autism Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in Kingston United Methodist Church’s brick annex building at 212 W. Church St. The organization is designed to help parents with autistic and special-needs children, as well as to give children social time to be with others with similar circumstances. Babysitters are provided during each meeting. Contact Monique Stevens at Monique_stevens@comcast.net, or visit the Autism Support Group Roane County site on Facebook.

  • MONDAY
    • Senior exercise, 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs; and 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Art Club for adults, 10 a.m. to noon and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Bethel Community Church, Kingston. Details: 376-6340.
    • Senior pinochle, noon in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.

  • It may be cold outside, but Babahatchie Community Band is gearing up to warm the heart and soul with music during its winter concert this weekend.

    The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in the James Williamson Auditorium of Harriman High School. Admission is free; donations are graciously accepted.

    Midway High School senior Andrew Westrich will be featured euphonium soloist during the concert.

  • Cassia could really spice up your day. It has been spicing up days for a very long time.

    We cannot really know what was the first spice known and used by humans, but most authorities on the subject agree it was most probably cassia — or, as it is now known, Chinese cinnamon.

    Ancient records have proven this bark was used before 2700 B.C. It is still one of the more important and widely used of all spices today.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • “The Heart of Caring,” a special day of pampering planned especially for individuals who care for someone suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s or other disease, will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 in Kingston First Baptist Church; enter through the atrium doors across from Citizens Bank.

    Manicures, chair massages, refreshments and door prizes will be among the attractions.

    Space is limited; contact Kathy Parks at 354-3366, Ext. 105, or admission.rockwd@shccs.com to register.

  • The Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment took to the field last month for a landmark training exercise combining traditional military muscle with cutting-edge virtual technology.

    Each frigid weekend in January, soldiers from the 278th’s 3rd Squadron surged onto the maneuver area at Volunteer Training Site – Catoosa in northwest Georgia — equipped with Bradley Fighting Vehicles and heavily-armored Humvees.

  • “The Roane County News went to Hell with Wayne and Erna Tipps of Ten Mile!” proclaimed the couple, who took the newspaper on one of its hottest adventures.

    Hell — on Grand Cayman Island — offered balmy temperatures, but unlike its biblical namesake, it provided this trio of vacationers a bit of paradise.

    “Hell is a small hamlet just north of Georgetown,” the Tippses said. The “recent two-week trip in the sun was wonderful.”