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Today's Features

  • P.J. Ladd and Blake Narramore announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at Whitestone Country Inn, Kingston. A reception will follow in The Lion & Lamb Banquet Hall at Whitestone.

    Invitations will be sent to selected individuals to join the couple on their special day.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Melissa Stout of Kingston, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Letner of Harriman and Claude Ladd of Knoxville.

  • Janet Langley Settle and Richard Settle Jr. of Abingdon, Va., and Kenneth Ray Strunk of Huntsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dr. Sarah Rae Strunk of Boston, to Nickolas Paul Easter also of Boston.

    He is the son of Gwen Loy Easter of Maryville and Dennis Edward and Denise Easter of Harriman.

    An October wedding is planned in Abingdon.

  • Jessica White of Kingston and Dr. Daniel Horton of Maryville were married on May 14 at Armstrong-Lockett House at Crescent Bend.

    James Lawson of Sacred Heart Cathedral officiated during the 5 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Dan and Diane White of Kingston. Her grandparents are Bob and Beverly Scofield of Kingston.

    The groom is the son of Marc and Esther Horton of Maryville.

    The bride was escorted by her father.

  • Anna Elizabeth Oliver was born June 16 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She is the daughter of Alan and Cindy McGill-Oliver of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Maggie Bingham of Oakdale and the late Gilbert Bingham, the late Sam McGill, and John and Sherry Schuman of Harriman.

    Anna has two brothers, Austin, 8, and Aiden, 2; and a 6-year-old sister, Addison.

  • Aiden Wright Oliver celebrated his second birthday on Sept. 4.

    He is the son of Alan and Cindy McGill-Oliver of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Maggie Bingham of Oakdale and the late Gilbert Bingham, the late Sam McGill, and John and Sherry Schuman of Harriman.

    Aiden has an 8 year-old brother, Austin; and two sisters, Addison, 6, and Anna, 2 months.

  • Dan Wyrick, formerly of Roane County, was recently promoted to the U.S. Navy rank of senior chief petty officer.

    The promotion ceremony in Jacksonville, Fla., included his commanding officer, Capt. Paul Sohl; his wife, Christina; and his son, Luke.

    During Wyrick’s 18 year Naval career, he has been stationed in California, Texas and Virginia.

    He is presently maintenance chief for P-3 and H-60 aircraft in Jacksonville.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Jonathan M. Bullard recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Son of James and Kelley Bullard of Harriman, he was a 2010 graduate of  Roane County High School.

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

  • Kingston native Jude Miller graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree last month from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis.

    He is the son of Barbara and Harry Miller.

    Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance with a concentration in exercise science from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from Logan College of Chiropractic.

    He is presently finishing his master’s degree in sports science and sports rehabilitation at Logan College.

  • Kingston First Baptist Church’s women’s ministry is making plans for “In His Steps,” a fall women’s conference to take place on Oct. 8.

    Rachel Lovingood of Hendersonville will be the guest speaker for the conference, which begins with 8:30 a.m. registration in the church atrium on Kentucky Street.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Petrus Crecentius was one of the most prominent writers of the late Middle Ages. His late 13th-century book was translated from Latin to Italian 100 years later, with French and German translations following.

    Crecentius described in great detail the ideal medieval garden with its trees, flowers, pathways, orchards, fountains and, among many plants, pomegranates.