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Today's Features

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 10
    • Bradbury United Methodist Church’s Relay for Life team will have a bean and soup supper and auction beginning at 6 p.m. in the church at 3506 Buttermilk Road West, Kingston. All money raised will go to the American Cancer Society. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 7

  • MID-EAST
    COMMUNITY
    ACTION AGENCY
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    MARCH 9-15
    FRIDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.
    • Bowling at 1 p.m. in Tri-City Lanes, Midtown.
    MONDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs, and at 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Pinochle at noon in Kingston Community Center.
    TUESDAY — Quilting at 9 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 9
    • Kingston United Methodist Church’s All 4 Kids sale will begin at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Bethel Presbyterian Church at 203 S. Kentucky St., Kingston. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    SATURDAY, MARCH 10
    • Riggs Chapel Baptist Church, Harriman, will have its first-ever Only Believe family rally beginning at 6 p.m. in the church at 623 Riggs Chapel Road. The church’s youth drama team, with help from some of the adults, will perform skits and songs. Bruce Armes will be the guest speaker.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    A great bonus of early spring is the arrival of wildflowers and edible provender in gardens and woodlands.

    Some wild food grows much faster in the early spring than our usual garden provender does. It gets this head start because it is in its natural habitat with perfect soil conditions.

    Some of them are right in your garden — or even on your front lawn. All of them are available right now, before you plant your vegetable garden for this year.

  • The 4- and 5-year-old class at The Henry Center, under the direction of Aimee Tuggle and Myrna Powell, have been collecting pennies for a special project.

    Late last month, John Griffin and Stephanie Kolski, front row, from the Roane County Animal Shelter were presented with a check for $73.30 — equivalent to 7,330 pennies collected — to purchase much-needed food and supplies for pets at the shelter.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Construction began on a Hardee’s fast-food restaurant in Rockwood. The 3,490-square-foot structure was expected to employ 35 people. This was the company’s 53rd restaurant in Tennessee.

    10 Years Ago
    Piece by piece, several miles worth of sidewalks and streetlights in downtown Harriman were completed, thanks to a grant and private and corporate donations. Getting electrical lines underground also helped to enhance the project.

    Five Years Ago

  • The Master Gardeners of Roane County will present a full-day workshop on March 10 in Roane County.

    This workshop will include sessions on grafting science and technique, followed by hands-on grafting of apples trees with David Lockwood of the University of Tennessee.

    All participants will be given the opportunity to graft and take home apple trees of their making.

  • The Roane County Democratic Party will have a County Convention at noon March 10 to begin delegate elections for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

    The convention will be in Rockwood City Hall at 110 N. Chamberlain Ave.

    Registration begins at 11 a.m.

    The local convention is open to any bona fide Democrat in Roane County.

    Bill Taylor, a candidate for Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District, will mingle with Democrats during the convention.

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    The schedule is:

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon March 21.

    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. March 21.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22.

    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23.

  • Andrea McCall recently served as a page in the state Senate.  

    McCall, a student at Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge, was the guest of state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, and state Sen. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge.

    McCall was accompanied to the Capitol by her aunt and uncle, Teresa and Joseph Van Hook.

    Yager issued an invitation earlier this year for area students to experience the legislature in action as a page in the State Senate.