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Today's Features

  • Martin and Dorothy Skinner celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in Destin, Florida.

    They were married on Aug. 24, 1946.

    They are the parents of five: Bill (Annie), Bob (Mitzi), Marti (Robbin), Mike (Sharon) and the late Mary.

  • Anne Marie Wesolowski and Timothy James Anderson were married on May 21 in Winston-Salem, N.C., First Baptist Church.

    David Hughes officiated during the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Mary Ann Wesolowski of Kingston.

    The groom is the son of Richard Anderson and Linda Engle, both of Winston-Salem.

    Music was provided by Timothy Olsen, principal organist of First Baptist.

  • An 85th birthday party was given in honor of Faye Lail of Kingston on July 22.

    Close to 50 guests attended the special celebration at Roane County Park.

    She has five children and their spouses, Barbara and Geoff Dunsterville and Sue and Kenneth Jewell, all of Lilburn, Ga., Buddy and Darlene Lail of Newnan, Ga., Danny and Cathy Lail of Crossville and Ginger Hembree of Harriman.

  • Medic Regional Blood Center offers a free, non-fasting cholesterol evaluation and blood typing for all donors.

    Donors also receive Medic’s blood coverage, a program that exempts donors and IRS dependents from paying blood-collection or blood-processing fees if a transfusion is needed within one year of donation date.   

    Blood drives are planned next week in Roane County. Donors may give blood at Gateway IGA in Rockwood on Aug. 29, or at Harriman Family Dollar on Aug. 30.

  • Tape holding your glasses together at the nosepiece? Speak a language only Bill Gates and Steve Jobs can understand? Get funny looks for what some people call your outlandish attire?

    Then Harriman’s Courts of Praise Church aims to give you a place of worship.

  • Members of Glen Alice Christian Church, Rockwood, will celebrate the church’s 119th anniversary on Aug. 28 with guest speakers and musicians in morning and afternoon worship services.

    Rick Bean, academic dean at Johnson University, will speak during the 10:45 a.m. worship service. A time of fellowship will precede the service at 10 a.m.

    A special fellowship meal will be provided after the morning worship service.

    Special afternoon music will be provided by Wade Sims, Forest Robbins, and The Dudley Evans family.

  • Celebrating the legacy of service from men and women of the greatest generation, the Spirit of '45 exhibition opened last week at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge in conjunction with the World War II surrender of Japan on Aug. 14, 1945.

    There were 16.1 million Americans who served in the military during World War II. Today, there are 3 million surviving.

    Through artifacts from the museum archives, museum visitors have opportunities to learn more about everyday heroes.

  • Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Bill Landry as East Tennessee representative of the Tennessee Historical Commission.

    The appointment, effective July 5, runs through June 30, 2016.  

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    It is one thing to see how much food you can grow in a limited space and to look for small-size varieties, but it is quite another to try to grow the largest of something.

    Perhaps you are aim-ing at a prize at the county fair, or just wishing to outdo your neighbor who had the biggest pumpkin on the block last year.

    Whatever your motive, growing giant plants is much fun.

    Delicious tomatoes, a fairly new variety which is, indeed, delicious, grow to about 3 pounds apiece.

  • Tennessee Eagles R/C Fun Fly 2011 will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at Harriman R/C Park.

    Fun-fly events such as spot landing, egg drop and aerobatic air shows will take place throughout the day.

    Public admission is free; food and drinks will be available on site.

    R/C aircraft of all types and sizes will be on display. There will be a $5 landing fee for all pilots.

    Call Bob Freels at 660-0021 or Mike Foley at 717-0570 for details.