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Today's Features

  • In the depths of the Depression, Sam Reed wanted to join the Boy Scouts.

    Problem was, his family could not afford the dues of 5 cents a week, and he was forced to quit after a couple of weeks.

    That did not stop his desire to serve scouting later in life.

    He encouraged his oldest son, Charles to join the Cub Scouts through Harriman First Presbyterian Church in 1957. And when his youngest son, Gordon, became old enough, Sam started a Cub pack for him.

  • The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is looking for committee members to be a part of the 2012 Roane County Relay for Life.

    People interested in being a part of a committee will be a part of the community's biggest effort to fight cancer.

    The committee interest meeting, originally scheduled for Sept. 27 at Roane State Community College, has been postponed.

    The meeting will now begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Roane State, in Room O-202.

  • Babahatchie Community Band concerts are a part of Americana in Harriman.

    This is especially true of the next concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Harriman Riverfront Park. Admission is free.

    “This concert is mostly music by American composers with one exception,” said Babahatchie band member Alison Westrich. “‘Amparito Roca’ was composed by Jamie Texidor, a Spanish composer from the early 1900s. He wrote this and named it after a student of his.”

  • Seton's Food Pantry and Thrift Store will distribute information about its program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Harriman Kroger.

    Representatives of the agency, part of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee Inc., will also be available to collect food and monetary donations.

    Seton Thrift Store raises funding by selling preowned clothing, housewares, furniture, toys, books and appliances and offering the opportunity for families to shop in a climate of dignity and respect.

  • Rockwood Ministerial Association’s food pantry is in need of a refrigerator to hold food  to be distributed to those in need.

    Call 354-1750 for details or if interested in making a donation.

  • The Roane State Community College Playmakers will open their 2011-12 season on Oct. 6 with “The Rainmaker.”

    Performances will be in the O’Brien Theater. Show times are October 6-8 at 7 p.m., Oct. 9 at 2 p.m., Oct. 13-15 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.

    General admission is $10 for students and $7 for seniors. Tickets are available at the door.

    “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash is a comedy set in a rural western town during the Depression.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Salt is the only rock we eat. It has seasoned our foods for thousands of years and been used in many other ways. It is mentioned in many places in the Bible, and is, as it has always been, a necessary part of our lives.

    Salt has many powers. The interplay of salt and water is essential to life itself, and a proper salt balance is vital to our well being.

  • The Roane County Tea Party has invited U.S. presidential hopeful Herman Cain to make Roane County a stop along his campaign trail on Oct. 15.  

    The visit is a luncheon stop at Roane State Community College Student Lounge and is sponsored by the Roane County Tea Party as part of their ongoing voter education effort.

    Former police officer and current Roane County Tea Party Co-Chairman Gary Johnston will ride the Cain bus for a few days to assist with logistics and security during some Tennessee stops.

  • Roane County Republican Women will have their annual picnic at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Roane County Park.

    Cost is $5 per person.

    State Rep. Julia Hurley, R-Lenoir City, is the featured speaker.

    Call Barbara Sanders at 376-7105 for more information.