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Today's Features

  • Roane Choral Society ensemble members who performed for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony  include, front row from left, Nancy Beth Gerberding, Margie Wadlington, Ranell Lane, Peggy Sheppard, Joy McGarvey; middle row, Sandra Augustus, Marilyn Gaffin, Joy Goldberg, Terry Carlyle, Ken McGarvey, Georgette Boozer, Eugene Hattaway, Karon Oliver; and back row, Emilee Richardson, Bruce Pharis, George Wadlington, Beth Hattaway and Jennifer Gibson.

  • Three Rivers Ramblers Square Dance Club will have classes for beginning square dancers at 7 p.m. each Monday starting Sept. 10.

    The classes will be in the Harriman American Legion Building. The first class is free; subsequent classes will be $4 per person.

    “All ages can square dance,” said Connie Williams, Three Rivers Ramblers secretary.

  • Children who stutter have a lot to say, and friends can show them how in “Stuttering: For Kids By Kids,” a DVD starring real children who stutter, available at most public libraries.

    Public libraries in Oliver Springs and Rockwood have agreed to shelve the DVD for their patrons. Call the Oliver Springs library at 435-2509 or the Rockwood library at 354-1281 to check availability.

  • Kingston Rotary Club members and guests celebrating the organization’s 58 years of community service are, front row from left, Jim and Jean Leitnaker, Dick Peden, George Warlick, Tom Pickel, Buddy Bowers, President Ralph Best; and back row, Bobby Davis, Brenda Wyatt, Bill Mixon, Gene Pickel, Ken Beauchamp, David Morgan, Ken Thoms, Bonnie Anderson and Suzanne Horsfall.

    Members not pictured are Deborah Alexander-Davis, David Reichle, John Shacter, Gary Aytes, Homer Clevenger, Jenny Tippens and Terry Stevens.

  • Mr. and Mrs. John Trivett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 11.

    They celebrated with family and friends, along with a cruise to the Hawaiian Islands.

    Trivett and the former Lois Davis were married on July 11, 1962, in Elizabethton, with Luther Rodefer officiating.

    He is retired from Fortafil Fibers, Rockwood, and she is retired from Roane County News, Kingston.

    The couple has two daughters, Angie Sewell and her husband, Randy, Knoxville, and Veronica Stinnett and her husband, Travis, Harriman.

  • Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition was awarded a two-year grant to benefit at-risk groups through the East Tennessee Foundation’s 2012 Youth Endowment Grants Program.  

    The $5,000 grant will go toward creating youth-led public-service announcements written, produced and directed by middle and high school students to increase awareness of and reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

    The grant is among the $258,500 in funds given to East Tennessee nonprofit organizations whose programs and projects are helping at-risk youth.

  • Nora Lee Honeycutt, back to camera, recently installed the 2012-13 Roane County Retired Teachers officers.

    The new officers are, from left, President Mary Hickey, President-elect Miriam Bowman, Secretary Pat Brummitt, Treasurer Gretchen Harvey, Assistant Treasurer Eric Brummitt and Parliamentarian Richard Harris.

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    July 6 — Hayleigh Patterson and Xavier Murphy, Harriman. A girl, Kira Marie, 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparent: Christina Patterson.

    July 8 — Lindsay and Kasey White, Oliver Springs. A boy, Kasen Elijah, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Siblings: Keigan and Keylon. Grandparents: Jerry and Phyllis White; Jimmy and Sonja Crawford; Joey and Marlene Sexton.

  • By Julia Hopper Daniel, For Roane Newspapers
    Mamie Louise Harper was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Oliver Springs, and died Oct. 8, 1990, while on a visit for the funeral of her sister, Josephine, in Los Angeles.

    She was the daughter of the late Minnie Mae Crozier and William Julian Hopper Sr. She spelled her last name as “Harper,” instead of Hopper, along with her brother Samuel.

    Harper left her mark on society through her work in the church, the community, and the education system.