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Today's Features

  • I sure enjoy the beauty of April, especially the flowers.

    Roses are my favorite flower, and when Bonnie brought me a big bouquet of red and yellow ones from my yard along with purple larkspur and white narcissus. I was thrilled.

    I even took part of them to the dining room and put them in the middle of “our” table that I share with Jo Smith, Nancy Connor, Virginia Haga and other residents in our dining room.

    When Ada and Benny East visited me, they brought a potted plant of red gerber daisies.

  • Elaine Barnes of Harriman is among the four artists whose works will be featured during “The Muse Among Us,” a mixed-media exhibit of The Arts & Culture Alliance of Knoxville.

    The exhibition will be displayed in the Balcony at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from May 4-25, with an opening reception as part of First Friday activities from 5 to 9 p.m. May 4.

    Barnes and the other artists featured in this exhibition draw draw inspiration from nature, memories and dreams.

  • The Right Reverend George D. Young III, fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, will visit St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman at 4 p.m. April 22.

    This is a special visit for the purpose of offering the sacrament of Confirmation to Sarah Hooper, Lani Patterson, Mason Patterson, Bill White and Linda White.

    A reception welcoming the bishop and honoring the church’s new members will immediately follow.

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 21
    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing at 7 p.m. The Christian Travelers and others will be featured. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.

  • James and Louise Evans of Rockwood will be honored in singing and celebration on April 21 for their more than 56 years of service to Greiver’s Chapel Baptist Church in the Ozone community.

    Their son, Dudley Evans, has planned the special occasion to start at 6 p.m. in the church.

    The Evans Family, an area gospel group consisting of Dudley Evans and his children, will host the singing. Special guest performances are planned by Johnny Hamilton, the Dave Raby Trio, James Brown Randy Kinkannon from Etowah and a special surprise group from Dayton.

  • Bananas as a food have a past history that is older than recorded history.

    They were originally thought to have come from the tropical regions of southern Asia. In 327 B.C. the armies of Alexander the Great found this fruit growing in the valley of the Indus River.

    It was about that time people learned they could carry dried roots to distant places where they would grow. The great migrations from southern Asia carried bananas to the islands of the Pacific.

  • Roane County Master Gardeners’ seventh annual plant sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at Ladd Landing, Kingston.

    This is a public opportunity to obtain plants,
    knowledge and information from volunteers trained through the Tennessee Master Gardener program of Roane County and the University of Tennessee Extension.

    Perennials, annuals, house plants, shrubs, grasses, vines, herbs, trees, vegetables and yard art will be available.

  • Knights of Columbus Father Callahan Council 8273 presents checks for $6,900 to the Michael Dunn Center.

    Those participating in the check presentation include District Deputy Fred Laufenberg, MR Foundation board of directors; Joe Cochran, Knights of Columbus member; Wade Creswell, Michael Dunn Center director of development; James Griffin, Knights of Columbus member; and Bob Capell, council financial secretary.

  • The next in a series of workshops on the restoration of the river system affected by the December 2008 fly ash spill at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County will be on May 3.

    The Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are conducting the workshops, which are intended to provide information on the River System Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis Report on the Kingston recovery project.

    In this workshop, aquatic test results will be discussed.