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Today's Features

  • We think of celery as an ingredient in soups, salads and snacks.

    Amazingly, it is mentioned repeatedly in the Bible as a remedy for some serious health problems. It has held an important place in medical use since about 500 B.C., when it was part of the pharmacopeia of ancient Egypt.

    Celery is mentioned a number of times in the Talmud, the 39 books of Biblical commentary dating from the 1st century, as a remedy for infections and tumors, as well as a cure for gout.

  • A number of area women have met for several years for Dessert Bridge Day each Tuesday afternoon.

    The members of this group include, from left, Sue Nunley, Peggy Cook, Louise Shipwash, Sydney Woodfin, Carol Poston, Anne Barre, Luci Bell and Anne Horner.

    Poston, standing, was hostess for a recent event, and she served a pineapple cream cheese pie with a crumbled pretzel crust.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    May 8 — Brandy and Matthew Hunter, Oliver Springs. A girl, Ivory Rosemarie, 9 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents: Peggy Silvey; James Silvey; Teresa Jenkins, Randall Campbell; Victoria Toomey.

    May 9 —Aubrey Bentz, Kingston. A girl, Autum Gracelynn, 9 pounds, 0 ounces. Grandparents: Teresa Davis; Michael Bentz.

  • The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road To Healthy Skin Tour will make a stop at Kingston Rite-Aid this week to offer free full-body skin cancer screenings to the public.

    Two private examination rooms will be available in a specially designed vehicle.

    Members of the public may stop by for screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. June 26 at Kingston Rite-Aid at 106 W. Race St.

  • Get-well wishes to Carolyn Clemmons, who recently had eye surgery in Oak Ridge.

    She is at home but still under the doctor’s care. We wish you a speedy recovery.

    St. Mary’s Baptist Church sang the birthday song to Allen Hickman, June 19; Denice Bolton, June 28; and to Carolyn Clemmons, June 28.

    After a prayer, they were given a small gift.

    Ronnie and Danielle Scott will celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary on June 27.

    They were married June 27, 1998.

    They are the parents of two children.

  • The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will participate in the American Radio Relay League’s Field Day this weekend.

    Exercises will take place from 2 p.m. June 28 until 2 p.m. June 29 at Fort Southwest Point pavilion, Kingston.

    The public is encouraged to attend and hear more about the Roane County Amateur Radio Club and amateur radio, commonly referred to as “ham” radio.

    The AARL, which is the association promoting amateur radio in the U.S., sets aside the fourth full weekend of June for Field Day.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    Dec. 6 — Kayla Melhorn, Oliver Springs. A boy, Skylar Brady, 8 pounds, 0 ounces. Grandparents: Reneha Melhorn and the late Henry Melhorn.

    Jan. 4 — Malori Lemons, Rockwood. A girl, Palmer, 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Sibling: Rylee. Grandparents: Debbie Lemons; Chuck Lemons.

  • Rural letter carriers at the Oliver Springs Post Office recently served the community by volunteering their time to pick up donated food generously donated by postal patrons in the Oliver Springs area.

    The food was donated to an area food bank.

  • Planning for Oliver Springs’ seventh annual October Sky Festival and Pageant is in full swing, and applications for interested vendors and exhibitors are now available on line.

    Applications may be downloaded at www.octoberskyfestivaltn.org.

    This year’s event will be on Oct. 18 at Arrowhead Park. Sept. 1 is the application deadline.

  • Rockwood’s Maurice Greif has penned a third book, “80-Plus Years of Greif: My In-Laws, The Bernards of Rockwood.”

    “There is a lot of information about the families, its beginnings, etc.,” Greif said.

    “This book contains lots of early pictures and information about the Stone and Bernard families.”

    Greif, a longtime Rockwood resident and businessman, said he would not be in Rockwood had it not been for the Bernards and his wife, the former Carolyn Bernard, who passed away in May 2000.