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Today's Features

  • 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.  

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    The schedule is:

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon June 13.

    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. June 13.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14.

    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15.

  • The Rockwood Community Center Pool will open May 29 for the season.

    Public swim hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays.

    Daily admission is $1.50 per person. Season passes are also available at $50 for individuals or $100 for families.

    Anyone younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Swimming lessons will be offered in two sessions: June 11-22 and June 25-July 6.

    Lessons are $25 per session; preregistration is required at the community center.

  • Sometimes we become so exasperated at the way mint tends to take over our gardens that we threaten to do away with it entirely.

    In actuality we seldom do, because mint has a way of reminding us of its many uses. And the scent of mint is so refreshing on a hot early summer day.

    Herbals are filled with references to the virtues of mint.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Candidates for Harriman City Council faced two main issues: attracting new industry and dealing with sewer-rate increases. The average residential sewer bill was scheduled to increase 60 percent and commercial rates by more than 100 percent to fund the state-ordered construction of a new wastewater treatment facility.

    10 Years Ago

  • A June fundraising event is planned to help the family of a 12-year-old Rockwood girl who recently succumbed to spinal meningitis.

    The benefit will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 in the parking area at Precision Cuts/Tennessee Career Center on North Gateway Avenue, Rockwood.

    All proceeds will go to the family of Morgan Peters to help with expenses incurred from her sudden illness and death.

    Morgan was the daughter of Andy and Amanda Peters of Rockwood.