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Today's Features

  • Kerbela Roane Shriners will have a free screening clinic for children from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 in South Gate Lodge 569 F&AM at 306 Ruritan Road, Harriman.

    Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 non-profit hospitals across North America. Children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Kingston Elementary School beat the odds of 10,000 to 1 by having five sets of twins among the 137 students in the kindergarten class. The twins included Sarah and Megan Robinson, Roseinna and Tracy Shelton, William and Robert Shannon, Kristin and Jennifer Renfro, and Tiffiany and Timothy Martin.

    10 Years Ago

  • By Bonita Irwin, For Roane Newspapers
    Homecomings are nothing new for the people who lived in the former Wheat community or attended the Wheat Schools.

    This will be the 81st year of getting together.

    On Oct. 7, the reunion will be at George Jones Baptist Church in what was known as Wheat. The program will begin at 11 a.m. with A.L. Turpin bringing the message.

    Wheat no longer exists except in the hearts and minds of the ones who lived there.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Isham will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 8.

    Like so many couples of the “Greatest Generation,” Isham and the former Wanda Delaney were married during the early days of World War II and spent their early moments together only during furloughs during the war years.

    After the war, they made their home in their native Roane County and have spent 70 years of marriage in their South Harriman home.

  • Brycelyn Steven Hennager celebrated his fourth birthday on Sept. 11.

    His party theme was Monster Truck Jam.

    He is the son of Steven and Krystal Hennager of Ponchatoula, La., formerly of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are David and Carolyn Thomas of Rockwood, and Ronnie and Tina Hennager of Ozone.

    Great-grandparents are Marthalee Lowery, Bob Thomas and Dot Brown.

  • Jerry and Betty Purcell of Harriman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 6.

    They were married in a Presbyterian church in Lake Station, Ind.

    The couple has three children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Due to the absence of Pastor Jesse Williams last Sunday, Preacher Bernard Bertram delivered the spoken Word.

    His text was taken from Job 2:1-5. Sermon subject was “He’s there all the time.” This was a great message. Music was provided by the Gospel Chorus.

    Everyone present was blessed. Preacher Bertram’s wife also worshipped with us.

  • Jessica Torris and Casady Williams visited me for a nice little visit. Shannon Money visited me also while they were here.

    Visiting me also were Mr. and Mrs. Jeff McKinney and family, Nathan, Abby and Ben McKinney. They have returned to their home in Georgia.

  • The Evans Family of Rockwood will again host its 26th annual Gospel Singers Reunion this weekend at Roane County Park.

    The singing will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22.

    Dudley Evans said this year’s singing features several outstanding regional gospel trios and quartets that will fill the park with great sounds of inspirational songs for all gospel music lovers.

  • Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a See You at the Pole youth rally starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the church at 1085 E. Tri County Blvd.

    Jamey Ragle, evangelist and comedian, will conduct the rally. The Tennessee Temple Slammers and Tennessee Temple Praise and Worship Band will also perform.

    For more than three decades, Ragle has motivated, inspired, encouraged and created hilarity around the world.