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Today's Features

  • Donna Reichle of Kingston was honored during a writing contest in conjunction with the recent Tennessee Mountain Writers annual conference.  

    Reichle received second-place recognition in the Inspirational category for “The Infusion Room.”

    Conference workshop leaders were Joseph Bathanti, fiction; Doris Gove, writing for young people; Katy Koontz, editing; Karen McElmurray, nonfiction; and Rita Quillen, poetry.

    Nashville essayist and novelist Lorraine Lopez was the banquet speaker.

  • Babahatchie Community Band will have the last of its indoor concerts for the season on May 6.

    The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in Harriman High School’s James Williamson Auditorium. Admission is free.

    “The Bay State March” by W.F. Burrell will kick off the concert.

    “If you listen close, you will hear a familiar tune in the march,” promised band member Alison Westrich.

  • By Julia Hopper Daniel, For Roane Newspapers

    Little Leaf Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will observe its 122nd church homecoming on May 6.

    Elder Kenneth Lewis, associate minister of Little Leaf, will be the morning speaker. The afternoon speaker will be the Rev. William Caldwell from Mount Sinai Baptist Church of Clinton.

    Little Leaf is at 228 E. Tri County Blvd.

    The history of Little Leaf Baptist Church has been compiled from living memories and faded records of days gone by.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Tennessee’s safety belt law celebrated its one-year anniversary. Fatality figures for the year recorded a 40-percent drop which officials attributed to increased safety belt use.

    10 Years Ago

  • Roane County ElderWatch is observing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 by educating the public to the problem through a children’s poster contest for ages 6-12.

    There are two contest themes: “Are Grandma and Grandpa OK: What Does Elder Abuse Look Like to You?” and “What Would the World Look Like Free of Elder Abuse?”

    Children will compete in age categories of 6-8 and 9-12.

    Prizes will be awarded in each age category.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Sam Harvey announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sandra Gail Harvey, to Brad Edward Woody.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. May 19 in Calvary Baptist Church, Wartburg.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Brenda H. Shaw and John W. Shaw Jr. of Rockwood announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Aleia Shaw to James Lowery.

    He is the son of Kathy and James L. Lowery of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. May 12 in Eureka Baptist Church, Rockwood.

    A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall at Eureka Baptist Church.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Rockwood High School. She is a certified nurse assistant for The Bridge at Rockwood.

  • Medic Regional Blood Center is experiencing a critical blood shortage and is struggling to meet the needs of 27 hospitals in East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky.

    “Collections have been low for us and the need from our area hospitals have been on the rise, said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations. “We are operating on a one-day supply of blood.”

    Donors in Roane County have a number of opportunities to do their part. Blood drives will be:

  • Visiting the Early Morning Coffee bunch last Monday was Carl Farmer. We study the Bible at 10 a.m. each Monday at St. Mary’s Baptist Church. The Rev. Jesse Williams is the instructor. Everyone is welcome.

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Charles Salon, who recently passed away in Oak Ridge Methodist hospital. He was a dear friend of Herbert Griffin, and both were members of the Masonic Lodge.

  • When we — my twin sister, Margaret Ramsey, and I  — were little, we had a pet hen.

    Miss Hen had her leg almost amputated when my father was mowing and didn’t see Miss Hen hiding in the tall grass. He mowed so close it almost cut off her leg.

    He got off his mower and took her to the house, into the kitchen, where Mama had a table. He held her down while Mama put a bandage on her injured leg and she could walk.

    She could even talk in her hen language.