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Today's Features

  • Planned Pethood, Roane County’s low-cost spay-neuter clinic, will be offering pet vaccinations, including rabies shots Saturday at Tractor Supply’s Pet Appreciation Week event.
    A pet adoption drive also will take place featuring Roane County Humane Society, Roane County Animal Shelter, Boston Terrier Rescue, East Tennessee Pekingnese Rescue, Tennessee Alaskan Malamute  Rescue and Southern Roots Rescue.
    Music, pet washes and other events are planned.
    The event will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rockwood store at 1494 N. Gateway Ave.

  • Roane County Master Gardeners will have an Aug. 24 workshop on Preservation of the Harvest and Cool Season Gardening.
    This is the third workshop in the Sustainable and Edible Landscapes series.
    Sessions topics will include food preservation principles and techniques, preventing insects from overwintering in the garden and other key cool-season gardening topics, followed by hands on demonstration of food preservation techniques.
    All participants will receive reference materials and preserved items made during the workshop.

  • Pauline Steelman celebrated her 92nd birthday Wednesday, Aug. 8.
    Pauline and Linda Durham are close friends, and Linda took her out for a special lunch.
    Pauline gives thanks to Linda, and she really did enjoy her delicious lunch.
    We say happy birthday to you, Pauline, from all your friends.
    Three members of St. Mary’s Baptist Church celebrated their birthdays in August. They are Lucille Gordon, Pearl Gallaher and Darius Gallaher.
    We sang the birthday song, and the pastor prayed and each one received a gift from the church.

  • Summer months are difficult for blood centers across the U.S. and it is no exception for East Tennessee’s provider, Medic Regional Blood Center.
    “We are currently on emergency appeal for all blood types, especially the negative types,” said Christi Fightmaster, Medic’s spokeswoman. “This is a time when being negative can be a good thing. Negative blood types are more rare than positive types, and often Medic finds themselves in a critical shortage of these types.”

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 9
    • Harriman Church of God will present Gospel recording artists The Shireys beginning at 7 p.m. The church is at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown. Call 882-3249 or 882-0407 for more information.

    FRIDAY, AUG. 16

  • The American Red Cross Tennessee Mountain Valley welcomes Roane County area churches to partner with them to become shelter teams.

    “The training will aid the Red Cross when shelters need to be opened quickly” said Mary Beth Birge, director of emergency services for the East Tennessee Region.

    The Red Cross recently partnered with six shelter-team churches in Blount County.  

    Red Cross instructors trained 38 people in those churches.  

  • St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church Gospel Chorus will celebrate its 50th choir anniversary beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 10.

    Various choirs and soloists will be attending this service to help with the celebration.

    The church is at 1038 Trenton St., Harriman.

  • Old Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Rockwood, has cancelled its homecoming this year due to work in the church.

    The church is at 701 Smith Mountain Road.

  • Walnut Hill Baptist Church, Harriman, now offers food and clothing assistance.

    Faye Daniels, the community church’s outreach laywoman, decided to organize the activity that will be open for distribution from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Tuesday.

    “This is just something the Lord has laid on my heart for outreach,” she said. “I just wanted to be able to help the community. I know there are so many people out there in need.”

    She added, “If we see a need, we’ll do it another extra day.”

  • The Half Moon Music Festival has a new date that organizers hope will be cooler for faithful music aficionados making the annual trek by land and lake to Ten Mile.

    The festival will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 8.

    “For the past several years, it has been so hot that many senior citizens had to leave,” said festival founder Wayne Tipps of the event that’s traditionally been on the Sunday following the Fourth-of-July weekend.