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Today's Features

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    November is a month of crisp days, golden sunshine, falling leaves, cider mills and looking forward to holiday excitements.

    Part of that is the planning ahead of holiday foods. At this time of year, spices, candied fruit, flowers and herbs play a large part.

    Take fruitcake, for instance. When you think of its ingredients and traditions, you find yourself suddenly viewing a whole world of exotic times and places.

  • Albert Goss of Harriman recently celebrated his 90th birthday with nine of his 10 great-grandchildren.

    Goss and his wife, the late Ruth Cromwell Goss, have two children: Jacky of Harriman and Linda of Hawaii.

  • Jeffery Lynn Cobb and Mary Lisa Cobb, both of Rockwood, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Allie Lynn Cobb, to Charles Kenneth Patterson of Rockwood.

    He is the son of Kenneth and Marie Patterson of Rockwood.

    The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the home of Darrel and Tina Crisp at 131 Lakewood Landing Road, Kingston. A reception will follow.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Jaycie Brooklynn Mitchell will turn 3 on Nov. 13.

    She will celebrate on her birthday with a party  with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Miranda Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Kendall and Joni Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are David and Trish Mitchell and Jerry Brackett and Cleta Mitchell, all of Kingston, Peggy Kirk of Rockwood and Thomas and Joyce Kirk of Knoxville.

    Jaycie has two sisters: Ashlin Blake of Rockwood and Gabbriella Deaton of Lenoir City.

  • Dr. Kristan Lay urges a team effort when thinking about breast cancer awareness and treatment.

    “The first member on your breast cancer team is you,” said Lay, Roane Medical Center’s pathologist and laboratory director, during a recent presentation to the Roane County United Way.

    “You should be the team captain – playing an integral role in your healthcare decisions.”

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  • The University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center near Crossville will have a fall sale of cattle from its herd starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 18.

    The sale will feature open and bred cows, all of which are registered Angus, Gelbvieh or Balancer cows.

    Minimum bids per head will be required. The cows will be penned and available for viewing beginning Nov. 17. Registration documentation will also be available.

  • By MARGARITA PETROVA
    For Roane Newspapers
    Has the IRS kept your federal tax refund because your husband or wife owes money?

    If the IRS kept part of your tax refund because your spouse owes a debt, filing an Injured Spouse Claim may help you get back part or all of the federal tax refund.

  • Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.

    MONDAY, NOV. 7

  • Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency will begin enrollments on Nov. 14 for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program for 2010 crop year losses.

    “Producers across the state experienced several natural disasters during the 2010 crop year that caused hardship and financial losses to many agricultural operations,” said Nancy H. Brackett, Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency executive director.