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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The Roane County United Way is now accepting applications for funding in 2014.

    The deadline is at 4 p.m. Sept. 6.

    Applications will be accepted from organizations that align with their mission of mobilizing the caring power of our community to create long-lasting change that improves people’s lives and provide for the basic human needs of those needing assistance.  

    The United Way has been serving the needs of Roane County since 1954 by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: education, health, and financial stability.  

  • Anyone can have a vegetable garden. All you need is a patch of soil.

    Some people have vegetable gardens in alleys or on vacant lots in the inner city, or in window boxes or bushel baskets full of soil on roofs of apartment buildings.

    If you have a small yard, you can grow lettuce, carrots or parsley as a border. Spinach, which loves shade, also may be grown as a border under evergreens or other shade trees.

  • 25 Years Ago

  • Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association members will take a free tour of the Oak Ridge Children’s Museum on one of its “traveling meetings” Aug. 8.
    The tour starts at 7 p.m. and is open to interested members of the public. It will replace the regular membership and public monthly meeting in Wildcat Den.  
    The Children’s Museum is at 461 W. Outer Drive in the former Highland View Elementary School,  the elementary school built for the Manhattan Project.
    Call Margaret Allard at 607-1122 for details.

  • Jim and Linda Munsey of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Lynn Munsey, to Clint Anthony Fos-
    ter.

    He is the son of Bryan and Lana Foster of Oakdale.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Whitestone Country Inn.

    The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Roane County High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in communication studies.

    The prospective groom studied music business at Middle Tennessee State University. He is employed with Munsey Pharmacy.

  • Mary Renfro and Ray Cantrell were married on July 2 in Liberty Baptist Church, Kingston, with the Rev. Randy Griffis officiating.

    The attendants were their children. Marcia Hayes served as maid of honor, with Kimberly Cantrell as bridesmaid. Gregory Cantrell was best man, and Rodney Renfro was groomsman.

    The bride wore a floor-length cream-colored organza off-the-shoulder dress with ruching on the bodice.

    She wore it with a sheer lace and sequin bolero long-sleeved jacket.