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Today's Features

  • 25 Years Ago
    Best-selling author and columnist Erma Bom-beck was in Oak Ridge for a book signing. La-

  • About 30 percent of Victorian Square’s residents are veterans, and the assisted-living facility in Rockwood has developed a special wall to honor them.

    “We are blessed to have so many people living with us who served our country,” said Kelly Gibson, Victorian Square’s director of business development. “We want to show appreciation for them on a daily basis. This wall serves that purpose.”

  • In recognition of the dedication and service veterans have given to this country, they and their families are offered opportunities to take the AARP Driver Safety Training Course for free in November.

    The promotional offer is available to all military personnel who serve or have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard/Reserves or Coast Guard.

    Dependents, including spouses/domestic partners, widows/widowers and children, are also eligible to take advantage of this promotion.

  • Fearsome plants abound in Halloween lore and call to mind the legend of a poison garden rumored to have been part of the estate of Italy’s famous Borgia family in the 16th century, a time when poisoning was the preferred way of dealing with enemies and worrisome competitors.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Luther S. Hall of Oliver Springs are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today, Oct. 31.

    Hall and the former Dorothy Sisson were married on Oct. 31, 1952, in Oliver Springs First Baptist Church.

  • Margaret Rae “Maggie” Murrell was born Oct. 11 in Medina, Ohio.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Christopher G. and Whitney Julian Murrell of Medina.

    Grandparents are Homer Julian of Rockwood and the late Carol Julian, and Gene and Ginny Murrell of Spring City.

    Great-grandmother is Ruby Julian of Harriman.

    Maggie has a 3-year-old brother, Charlie.

  • Kingston Lions Club this week will begin its annual campaign for raising funds for district projects.

    The drive is called White Cane Days, because the white cane is symbolic of aid to the blind.

    Some of the specific projects funded by the drive are East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank, Leader Dog for the Blind, Lions Volunteer Blind Industries, Tennessee School for the Blind and Tennessee School for the Deaf.

    These projects are representative of how the Lions use their motto: We Serve.

  • Happy birthday to Janie Clemons, who celebrated her 86th birthday last Saturday.

    Her children who live out of town and those who are here came together and gave their mother a birthday dinner. Sheila Smith was included because she is like a daughter to Janie.

    Janie was one happy mother. Having her children home with her and all enjoying the meal that was prepared just for her.

  • The Department of Veteran’s Affairs has awarded grants to the Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness to serve veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

    Roane County veterans can benefit from the Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families Program that promotes housing stability among very low income veteran families who live  in or are transitioning to permanent housing.

    Service provided include outreach, case management, and assistance in applying for VA and other benefits.

  • State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, has been recognized by the Tennessee Development District for legislative achievements benefitting the people of the 12th Senatorial District and the state.

    Yager received the award last month at a meeting of the East Tennessee Development District in Knoxville.

    East Tennessee Development District is a voluntary association of 56 municipal and sixteen county governments in the mid-east region of Tennessee. The Tennessee Development District is an association of all nine districts throughout the state.