Today's Features

    • 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.

  • 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.