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Today's Features

  • CASA’s annual Run for the Child will be May 18 on the main campus of Roane State Community College in Roane County.

    Entry forms may be downloaded from www.casaninth.org, or runners may register on the morning of the race.

    Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., and the race begins at 8.

    This 5k run and walk raises money to train and support Court-Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers appointed by the juvenile court to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

  • Grace Church, Kingston, will have a Community Safety Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the church at 438. W. Race St.

    The event, in cooperation with the Roane County Sheriff's Office, will include numerous safety displays.

    The Meth Awareness trailer, provided in part with Roane County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit and methamphetamine team and the Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical task force, will allow meth unit team members to demonstrate their equipment to the public.

  • The Arts Council of Roane County is conducting a hidden art treasure hunt contest in Rockwood, just in time for Mother’s Day.

    The council designed the contest, which continues through May 10, to support both area businesses and artists.

    The council has “hidden” Roane County artists’ works in the shops of some of Rockwood’s merchants and other businesses.

    Each participating business is featuring a single work of art displayed with the council’s signage in each of the participating businesses.

  • Emory Gap Independent Church of God, Harriman, will celebrate Founders Day and its 50-year anniversary on May 5.

    The service will honor the church’s founders, Edward and Edna Presswood.

    Emory Gap Independent Church of God is at 234 Morris Road.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    March 31 — Angel Daugherty and Larry Justin Kidwell, Oliver Springs. A boy, Larry Justin. Sibling: Emily. Grandparents: Angela Steelman; Kim Daugherty; Janiee Campbell; Larry Kidwell.

    April 1 — Kimberly Hill and Leonard Wright IV, Kingston. A girl, Abrielle Genesis, 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents: Donna and Levi Binford; Karen Jones; Tim Hill and Mary Jo Hill; Leonard Wright III.

  • SATURDAY, MAY 4
    • New Midway Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a free spring fling from 1 to 4 p.m. with food and games for all ages. A basketball game between the church’s youth and adults begins at 4:30 p.m. The church is at 240 New Midway Road.

    • Mossy Grove Baptist Church will have a truck and car show. Call 423-346-6367 or 423-346-6117 for details. The church is at 347 Mossy Grove Road in Morgan County, just outside Harriman.

  • The Mayme Carmichael School organization Inc. will have the inaugural reunion for Oliver Springs Colored School from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 in Oliver Springs Disabled American Veterans Building  at 530 Kingston Ave.

    Alfred Larry Boulware will be the master of ceremonies.

    Several former students will reflect on their school days in Oliver Springs.

  • Courts of Praise Church, Harriman, will have some king-sized help to raise money and food donations for its food pantry with Memories of Elvis this weekend.

    Rick Hammond will present two shows that pay tribute to Elvis Presley, known as The King of Rock’n’Roll.

    His Memories of Elvis begins at 7 p.m. May 3 in the Princess Theatre. Doors open at 6:30; admission is $10 per person or $5 with donation of canned food items.

  • Five generations of Alex and Rose Ridings’ family had a recent family gathering.

    The five generations include, front row from left, Daniel and Gavin Handschumacher; middle row, Lynda Ingle, Katherine Walker Ingle, Vanessa Ingle Handschumacher; and back row, Alex and Rose Ridings and Eva Ridings Walker.

    Alex and Rose Ridings were married on June 7, 1946, and have been married for 66 years.

    Their birthdays are also coming up: Alex and Rose Ridings were born on the same date, May 22, 1924.

  • A celebration of James Cooley’s 80th birthday will be from 2 to 4 p.m. May 4 in the family life center of Piney Grove Baptist Church, where he has been a member for 68 years.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served; no gifts are requested.

    Cooley was employed in the sign department of Rockwood Coca-Cola Bottling Works for 20 years. He was also employed with Rust Engineering in Oak Ridge for 22 years and owned and operated Cooley Sign Co. in Midtown.