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Today's Features

  • “Come tiptoe through the tulips with me,” was the refrain of a popular song from a number of years ago.

    It comes to mind now because  spring is when tulips are in bloom. Their beautiful colors of red, gold, white and variegated shades adorn gardens and parks.

  • Michael and Stacy Wright of Fort Mill, S.C., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicole Leigh Wright of Fort Mill, to Thomas Cameron Jebo III of Los Angeles.

    He is the son of Tom and Suzie Jebo of Fort Mill.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. June 16 at Charlotte City Club, Charlotte, N.C.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Lonnie and Judy Wright of Harriman.

  • Talya Denise Anderson graduated from Clinton High School on Sunday, May 13.

    Commencement exercises were at the University of Tennessee Thompson Boling Arena.

    Talya is the daughter of Talyon Anderson, granddaughter of Marvin and Anna Anderson. She is my great-granddaughter.

    Congratulations to you Talya, and I hope you continue your education. Love you.

    My other great granddaughter, Jenne B. Anderson, also graduated Friday from South Doyle High School in Knoxville. The commencement exercises were held at Thompson Boling Arena.

  • Now through Labor Day, all blood donors to Medic Regional Blood Center will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich and a chance to win a pair of tickets good for any regular season Tennessee Smokies home baseball game.

    “The summer is a difficult time for us,” said Christi Fightmaster, Medic spokeswoman.

    Blood donations tend to decline during the summer months for many reasons, Fightmaster said.   

  • Roane County farmers are reminded that June 1 is the deadline for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments, the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program.

    “It is crucial that producers meet the deadline for these programs in order to receive disaster and income support,” said Linda R. Tipton, Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency acting executive director.

  • Beech Park Baptist
    Classes for ages 2 through high school will be offered during Beech Park Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 4-8. “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the theme; fifth-graders will participate in a program tailored for preteens, while grades 6-12 will go offsite for studies. A fun day from 4 to 6 p.m. June 3 will kick off the week’s events. The church is at 1085 E. Tri County Blvd, Oliver Springs. Call the church at 435-0045 for details or to arrange transportation.

  • “Humpty Dumpty is Missing,” a one-act comedy caper blending fairy tales, nursery rhymes and Scriptural truth, will be performed next month in Rockwood First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 328 W. Rockwood St.

    The performance, presented by the Christian Acting Singing Troupe of Peachtree Christian Church, Atlanta,  will begin after a 6 p.m. covered-dish meal on June 8.

    “Humpty Dumpty is Missing” is CAST’s summer show.

  • Cross Training at Three Rivers Community Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a Rock the Summer block party and concert this weekend.

    The music starts at 3 p.m. May 26 at the church at 107 Paint Rock Ferry Road.

    Musical acts scheduled to take the stage during the event include Restore the Fallen, Sean Blockley, Bone Prophet, Affliction Asylum, Common Clay Worship and Encounter Eternal.

    Those planning to attend are encouraged to show up early to meet the bands. Lawn chairs are encouraged for an afternoon of Christian rock concerts.

  • Harriman Aglow welcomes the public to a gathering of God's people in Harriman’s Princess Theater at 6:30 p.m. May 26.

    Aglow President Pam Tedder calls the occasion “a time of corporate worship — with shofars, Hebrew dancing, and the Courts of Praise worship band.”

    Prayers will be lifted up during the service.

    “Join with us in praying that the Lord's Kingdom will come and His will be done in Roane County and in our nation,” Tedder said. “God answers the prayers of His people.”

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2012 Oak Ridge Facilities public bus tour begins June 4 and continues through Sept. 2.

    It offers visitors a first-hand look at the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation during the past 65 years.

    The tour continues to be a focal point for tourists visiting the area. Since its inception in 1996, the DOE public tour program has attracted 26,000 visitors from all 50 states.