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Today's Features

  • C.J. Boswell, center left, was recently promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

    Participating in the ceremony are, from left, his wife, April, of Oliver Springs; and parents, Ann and Clifton J. Boswell of Chatham, Va.

    The master sergeant is is a professional continuing education curriculum developer with I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base

    He has served in the military for 19 years.

  • The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Roane County on May 10.

    The service will be available at the Roane County Recycling Facility at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Call Ralph Stewart at 590-7779 for details.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Billy “Gene” Easter will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 15.

    Easter and the former Geneva Poland were married on May 15, 1954.

    He is retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems. She is retired from Roane Hosiery.

    The Easters have three children: Karen Easter of Knoxville, Michael Easter of Hixson and the late Scott Easter.

    There are six grandchildren.

  • Jon and Renee Phillips of Ten Mile announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsea Phillips, to Bryan Waller.

    He is the son of Charles Waller of Ten Mile and Debbie Lowe of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. May 10 at the home of Brad and Sherry Patterson of Ten Mile. Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    A reception will follow at the Pattersons’ home.

  • Tri-County Ministerial Association’s Good Friday worship was at St. Mary’s Baptist Church, where the Rev. Jesse L. Williams is pastor.

    Tri-County president is the Rev. Willie Gallaher.

    This service was at 6:30 a.m. Speaker for the Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross were the Rev. James Guthrie, the Rev. Paul Taylor, the Rev. Willie Gallaher, the Rev. Jesse Williams, Elder Leander Blackmore, Elder James Knaff and the Rev. Alvin Douglass. Reader for the Word was the Rev. Brady Springs.

  • Harriman Police Department is among more than 5,600 collection sites nationwide participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26.

    The lobby of the Harriman police station at 130 Pansy Hill Road will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect expired, unwanted prescription drugs from the public.

    Harriman Police Department is among 4,200 national, tribal and community law enforcement partners with

    the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for this event.

  • The Tennessee Valley Mustang Club will be at Jerry Duncan Ford Lincoln Mercury, Harriman, on May 3 for a Mustang & Ford Powered Show and Shine to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang.

    Mustangs and Fords spanning many years of production will be on site from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Mustang 50th anniversary memorabilia will be given to all participants. Spectators and participants can expect to see Mustang models from 1964 ½ through 2014 and other Ford-powered vehicles from Model T’s through relatively new Taurus SHOs and Mercury Marauders.

  • Caney Creek Marina and the Knoxville Power Squadron will conduct America’s Boating Course, a comprehensive boating safety class, next month.

    The four-day program will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 6 and 8 and May 15 and 16 in Caney Creek RV Resort office building at 3615 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    “Whether you are a beginning boater of have years of boating experience, this class will increase skill, knowledge and confidence,” said Chuck Smith, one of class organizers.

  • “One Voice, United in Prayer” is the theme for the 63rd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer.

    In Roane County, the observance will be at noon May 1 on the steps of the Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

  • The lily is to the Easter season what the poinsettia is to Christmas.

    What a beautiful symbol it is!

    According to ancient Semitic folklore, the lily sprang from the tears of Eve when she was banished form the Garden of Eden. Later Christian lore says the lily was yellow until the day the Virgin Mary stooped to pick it.

    Christian symbolism has the lily representing purity, chastity and innocence. Above all, it is the symbol of Christ’s Resurrection after the tragic day of His crucifixion and His death.