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Today's Features

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    In ancient times, spices and perfumes were interchangeable. Herbs were used for everything from cooking and decorating to medicine.

    Rose water and musk were used to flavor foods. Vanilla and cinnamon were used as perfume.  Frankincense and myrrh, used both in the kitchen and in perfumes, were the gifts chosen for the Christ Child because they were the most valuable commodities in the ancient world.

  • Medic Regional Blood Center is in need of all blood types.

    “Medic Regional Blood Center continues to struggle to meet the needs of their service area of 21 counties and 27 area hospitals,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

    A number of opportunities are available to give blood in Roane County in the coming days. They include:

     April 5 — Oliver Springs Food City, Medic mobile unit, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Pastor Shawn Hatfield and his wife, Heather, will help One Faith Community Church, Rockwood, commemorate its third anniversary with a special celebration during the 11 a.m. worship service April 1 in Roane County Skating Center on North Gateway Avenue.

    The celebration will also commemorate Hatfield’s fifth year in the ministry.

  • The Harriman Music Club’s annual community Palm Sunday program will be presented at 2:30 p.m. April 1 in West Hills Presbyterian Church at 506 West Hills Drive, Harriman.

    Vocal and instrumental soloists, ensembles and choirs from the community will provide musical selections in remembrance of this day.

    The Harriman Music Club presents the program as its annual gift to the Roane County community.

  • Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Manning recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

    Daughter of Rebecca and Ronnie Manning of Oliver Springs, she is a 2007 graduate of Clinton High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Tony and Donna Webb of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Paige Webb, to Zachary George Sterner.

    He is the son of George and Cinda Sterner of Franklin, Pa.

    The ceremony will be on Aug. 25 at Norris Dam, Norris. A reception will follow at Norris Dam. Another is planned in Pennsylvania.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College with a degree in human resources. She is employed with Jacobs Engineer.

  • By Josephine McKinney
    This spring-like weather has been a wonderful time to go places and do things. One of the most wonderful things I’ve enjoyed most was a group of residents of Victorian Square took a trip to Crossville to see the live production of the play “Driving Miss Daisy.”

    Miss Daisy had a chauffeur to drive her places, like to town where she instructed him to drive to the right, go one block, turn right again, then again turn right, and he says, “Why, Miss Daisy, this is where we came from.”

  • By Louise Warmley
    Anointed Praise and Worship Church had its annual Women’s Day last Sunday. The theme was Faith, Hope, Love.

    Morning speaker was Sister Mary Alice Douglas. She spoke from the theme. Music was provided by the men of the church.

    The speakers for the afternoon service were Sister Danielle Key, who spoke on faith. Sister Sara Douglas spoke on hope, and Sister Rebecca Womack spoke on love. Sisters Mary Hickey and Julia Harris provided the music.

  • 25 Years Ago
    With no public notice of the meeting, several school board members met to discuss restructuring Rockwood’s school system. Without meaning to violate the Sunshine Law, board members considered having seventh- and eighth-graders remain at Rockwood Junior High and moving ninth-graders to the high school.

    10 Years Ago

  • An array of breakfast-time fare, such as those dished up by Kingston Lions Club member Sally Stokes, will be offered during the club’s annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. March 31 in Kingston Baptist Church’s family life center.

    Cost is $5 and includes freshly prepared pancakes with syrup, sausage, bacon, coffee, orange juice and milk.

    Net proceeds will be primarily used to assist those in the community needing vision assistance.