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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • American Cancer Society’s Roane County Relay For Life will officially get under way next week when volunteers and participants gather for a kickoff rally to launch fundraising efforts for 2012.

    The rally will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Roane County United Way offices, Midtown.

    “Hope Through The Decades” is the campaign theme.

    The kickoff event will include a chili supper, a cancer survivor speaker, door prizes and a holiday-themed country store.

  • Roane Countians have a chance to bring home a victory for Tennessee in Medic Regional Blood Center’s 24th annual Battle of the Orange and Blue.

    This blood-drive competition between Tennessee and Kentucky to see which fan base can bring in the most blood donations prior to the annual gridiron matchup between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the University of Kentucky Wildcats.  

    “The battle of Tennessee vs. Kentucky is not just on the football field,” said Vols head football coach Derek Dooley.

  • While many Roane County families are busy with holiday activities, a group of area volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas.

    These families are participating in Operation Christmas Child, and volunteers working at Kingston First Baptist Church’s collection site are looking to collect 800 gifts for needy children this Christmas.

  • The Cornetts gospel group will sing at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 in One Faith Community Church, Rockwood.

    Steve Cornett, Brenda Cornett Braswell and Carol Cornett Hill started their music ministry as children in their father’s church in West Grove, Pa.

    After 19 years apart, they are embarking on a reunion tour.

    They will be available for a “meet and greet” session after Sunday’s concert.

    One Faith Community Church is at 4722 Roane State Hwy. Call 230-7936 for details.