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Today's Features

  • The East Tennessee Wanderers walking club is planning a 3-mile fun walk May 4 along the Betty Brown Memorial Walking Trail by Watts Bar Lake in Kingston.

    Area residents are welcome to participate.

    Walkers will sign in at 10  a.m. at the 58 Landing parking lot on Hwy. 58. Lunch at an area restaurant will follow the walk.

    The Wanderers is a volkswalking club that promotes fun, fitness and friendship by providing people of average athletic ability opportunities for leisurely, non-competitive walks in scenic and historic areas.

  • The third annual MASH Bash fundraiser for the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge, fashioned after the “MASH”   television series, is planned for Aug. 10 in the parish life center of St. Mary's Church in Oak Ridge.

    Tickets go on sale June 17.  

    The parish life center will be transformed into a scene right out of the the sitcom’s 4077th, complete with triage, a mess tent and an officer’s club.  

  • 25 Years Ago

  • Parson’s Rest Ministries, Rockwood, will lead a public National Day Prayer event at noon May 2 on the front steps of the Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

    Call John Mann at 354-8913 for details.

    Millions will answer the call to prayer on May 2 in observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer.

    This year’s theme, “Pray for America,” is based on Matthew 12:21 — “In His name the nations will put their hope.”

  • Through the efforts of Niki Smith, the Beta Alpha Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently hosted a Salvation Army national disaster services training program at Roane State Community College.

    The class was led by Ray Dalrymple, the Salvation Army service extension director for the Kentucky and Tennessee Division.

    Participants included Bob Lepsig, Gary Evans, Mary Carmen Van Horn, Duncan Van Horn and Niki Smith of Roane County.

    Participants from Morgan County were Joe Currier, Shelly Melhorn and Norma Patterson.

  • The lilac is one of the prettiest flowers of spring. And just to confuse you entirely, lilacs are really syringas, a name usually given to the mock orange or Philadelphia.

    Syringas belong to the ancient olive family, and the name comes from the Greek syrinx, which was first applied to the mock orange. They have a long life span and have been grown since ancient times.

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 27
    • Union Valley Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a gospel singing starting at 7 p.m. Featured singers include Roy Freels, Hallelujah Praise and the Praise Him youth choir. The church is on Windrock Road. Call Pastor Wayne Morgan at 435-4150 for details.

    • Harriman First Presbyterian Church will have a fundraising Deacons Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to noon at the church at 601 Clinton St.

  • As the nation struggles with various issues, U.S. citizens are preparing to exercise their freedom to gather, worship and pray.

    Millions will answer the call to prayer on May 2 in observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer.

    Organized events will be held in thousands of public venues, including Harriman, where intercession will be made for America and its leadership.

    The Harriman observance will begin at noon at the Temperance Building on Roane Street.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    Dec. 28 — Leah Grace and Aaron Chancy Powers, Oliver Springs. A girl, Kensington Reagan, 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Grandparents: Alvin C. Powers and Marianne Powers; Garvan W. Walls II and Gail Walls.

    Dec. 31 — Marinda King and Benjamin Gary, Harri-man. A boy, Rylan Seth, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents: Gail Ann King; Gladyn Wynn; Teresa Binkley; David Gary.

  • Obed Wild and Scenic River will have two programs on May 4.

    Join National Park Service rangers for a free cup of coffee and informational sesion at Lilly Bridge from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    The Climb With a Ranger program will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning at Lilly Bridge.

    The park will provide all gear for rock climbing. Those participating should bring drinking water and sturdy footwear.