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Today's Features

  • Postal patrons can make a difference in their community this weekend with during the 2014 National Association of Letter Carriers’ food drive.

    The Stamp Out Hunger food drive will be on May 10.

    Postal patrons wishing to help may put bags of food beside their mailboxes that day.

    The donations will be picked up by letter carriers, taken to area post offices and delivered to community food banks.

    In Harriman, food donations will be given to M14 Ministries, an outreach ministry of Epic Church (formerly Courts of Praise Church).

  • AARP invites Roane Countians to thank those doing extraordinary volunteer work in the community with a nomination for the state’s 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service.

    The Tennessee winner earns $3,000 for the charity of his choice.

    Nominations are open until June 1 for any Tennessean age 50 or older and must be submitted online.

    Visit bit.ly/TNAndrus 14 to make a nomination.

    AARP membership is not required to enter or win.

  • Josephine Smith’s family celebrated five generations with the birth of Smith’s great-great-granddaughter, Ashton Jolley, on Dec. 11.

    Smith, far right, holds the family’s newest arrival with family members, from left, great-grandson Lucas Jolley, granddaughter Tammy Goddard and daughter Sherron Goddard.

  • Savannah Sexton Clark turned 93 years old on April 27.

    She celebrated her birthday with her family.

  • MONDAY, MAY 5
    • Rockwood City Council’s budget committee will meet at 5 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall.
    • Rockwood City Council will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall. (Meeting postponed from April 28 due to lack of a quorum.)
    • Harriman Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

    TUESDAY, MAY 6

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    THURSDAY, MAY 8

  • 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.
    SATURDAY, MAY 10

  • Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.
    COMMUNITY
    • The Emory community reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24 in the old Little Emory School. Old friends and classmates are welcome to attend. Call Doc Mullins at 717-2818 or Garland Mullins at 882-0191 for details.
    FAMIILY

  • Recently Mark and Nora Hightower spent five days in Philipsburg, N.J.
    They were guests of his cousin Robert Stonecipher.

    His family had a surprise birthday party for Robert. He was really surprised.

    The party was great and was attended by lots of family and friends.
    Roane County High School presented its band concert Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m.

    Sharon Weatherly, who is working in Rangoon, Burma, will return to the United States in July.

    She will spend some time with her family. Afterward, she will be working in Houston.

  • As the weather gets warmer, the Roane County News has put on its traveling shoes for this year’s vacation season. First stop: Hampton, Fla., with the Ward family of Kingston.

    Joyce and James Ward pose with the News at Joe’s Crab Shack for a photo shot by Pat Ward before “a good meal,” Pat said.

    The trip was a combination vacation, visit with family — and a wedding, which was a surprise to the Kingston relatives. Emily Ward — Joyce’s daughter, Pat’s granddaughter and James’ cousin — married Trevor Wall.