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Today's Features

  • Rella Dora McKenzie Redmon of Oakdale will turn 100 years old on Aug. 23.

    She will mark the occasion with a special time of fellowship and celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 in  Orchard Community Center.

    No gifts are requested.

    Redmon is a longtime member of Oakdale United Methodist Church.

    She is the mother of Charles Roe Redmon of Atlanta.

    She is the grandmother of Christopher McKenzie Redmon and wife Missy of Rockwood, and the great-grandmother of Marissa and Caleb Redmon of Rockwood.

  • Rachel Elizabeth Bagby and J. Adam Wright were married on May 7 in Chapel at the Park, Gatlinburg.

    The Rev. Timothy McIntyre officiated during the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Lee and Beth Bagby of Franklin.

    The groom is the son of Randy and Darlene Wright of Harriman.

    The bride, escorted by her father, wore a traditional white beaded ball gown with a fingertip-length veil. Her bouquet consisted of fuchsia and orange roses.

  • MONDAY, AUG. 15
    • Harriman Industrial Development Board will meet at 6 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

    TUESDAY, AUG. 16
    • Roane County Commission’s safety committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the Roane County Office of Emergency Services at 220 N. Third St., Kingston.  
    • Harriman City Council will meet in regular workshop session at 6 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

  • 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.
    TUESDAY, AUG. 16
    • Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s August speaker series luncheon will be at Michael Dunn Center, 629 Gallaher Road, Kingston. Mike McElhinney will discuss The Latest and Greatest at Michael Dunn Center. Cost is $12 per person. Reservations are required by Aug. 12 by calling 376-5572.

  • 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, AUG. 15
    • Babahatchie Community Band rehearsal begins at 8 p.m. in the Babahatchie Band Room at Harriman High School. Wind and percussion instrumentalists are encouraged to join. Call 882-3446 for details.

    SATURDAY, AUG. 20

  • Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.

    FAMILY
    • The Hood-Utley reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Harriman Riverfront Park. All relatives and friends are welcome to attend and bring a covered dish.

  • MID-EAST
    COMMUNITY
    ACTION AGENCY
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    AUG. 15-21
    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.
    • Bridge at 1 p.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    WEDNESDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.

  • The Babahatchie Community band’s annual Music and Melons concert will begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    The Harriman Lions Club is sponsoring the concert and will have plenty of free watermelon available for those in attendance.

    “We have two special things for this concert,” promised Babahatchie member Alison Westrich. “There will be a guest conductor for the concert. Lisa Michaels will be conducting the concert. She is the assistant band director at Loudon High School.”

  • American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge will offer a free admission day on Aug. 14.

    The special event is National Spirit of ’45 Day, a recognition of men and women who served in the military and those who fought on the home front during World War II.  

  • Roane Countians who donate blood with Medic Regional Blood Center will not only help their community but protect themselves and their families at the same time.

    “Donors of Medic receive what is called Medic’s Blood Coverage,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

    “This program exempts donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood collection and processing fees if a transfusion is needed.”