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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Roane County United Way will have its 2013 campaign kickoff from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Heritage Center on the former K-25 Site.

    The kickoff event is open to all interested individuals and representatives from nonprofits and businesses that support United Way each year.

    Roane County United Way, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, works to maximize the impact of individual and business donations as partner agencies work together to serve all Roane Countians.  

  • • American Red Cross     

    • Boy Scouts, 588-6514

    • CASA of the Ninth Judicial District, 423- 539-5550

    • Catholic Charities     

    • Child Advocacy Center, 865-986-1505

    • Child and Family Tennessee, 524-7483

    • The Children’s Fund , 882-1185

    • Clinch River Home Health     

  • The library at Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County will remain closed through Aug. 16 while work continues to install a new HVAC system.

    The Oak Ridge campus library remains open on its normal schedule. The main campus library is scheduled to reopen Aug. 17.

    Those needing library help may call the Oak Ridge campus library at 865-481-2004.