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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Alexanderia Elizabeth Honeycutt-Saltsman and John Bruce “Chip” Saltsman Jr. were married on Feb. 17 in Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville.

    Father Joseph McMahon of Nashville’s Christ the King Church officiated the small ceremony, consisting of only immediate family members.

    The bride is the daughter of Ralph and Betty Honeycutt of Kingston. Her grandparents are Edward L. Johnson of Kingston and the late Margaret Johnson.

    The groom is the son of Bruce and Elaine Saltsman of Nashville.

  • Rising Midway High School senior Aaron Woody won first place in the Rotary District 6780 Four-Way Speech Scholarship Competition.

    Woody was able to advance to the district contest after winning the Kingston Rotary Club contest and was awarded a $1,750 scholarship to the school of his choice.

    He competed last year for the scholarship chance and because he is a self-proclaimed talker.

    “I went and got second place after a double-header win for second and third,” Woody said.

  • High pollen counts could trigger angioedema, a rare adverse reaction of Angiotension converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Vanderbilt University researchers have found.

    The findings, published online June 24 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, suggest that environmental triggers might explain the seemingly sporadic presentation of this rare adverse drug reaction.

    ACE inhibitors are commonly used to treat high blood pressure.

  • Those who have wanted to try rock climbing have a free opportunity to do it this weekend, during Obed Wild and Scenic River’s Climb-With-a-Ranger program.

    Those wishing to participate should meet at Lilly Bridge at 11 a.m. Aug. 3.

    All climbing gear will be provided.

    Those participating are asked to bring drinking water and wear study footwear.

    Depending on interests and ability levels, participants will travel to one of several different climbing areas around the park.