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Today's Features

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge:

    Aug. 25 — Mary and Tim Austin, Harriman. A girl, Destiny Angel, 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Siblings: Hayden, Joseph, Ariel and Steven. Grandparents: Wendell and Oma Morton; Pamela Austin.

    • Amanda and Josh Wright, Oliver Springs. A girl, Emma Grace, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Siblings: Annabell and Riley. Grandparents: David and Joyce Roach.

  • Mary Lou Walsh Bradford, whose pies were revered at her brother’s Kingston restaurant, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Oct. 24.

    Bradford’s pies were a high point in the 1940s and 1950s for many customers of The Hut, which was owned by her brother, Paul Walsh, on North Kentucky Street in Kingston.

    Born in Hollywood, Ala., on Oct. 24, 1911, Bradford married Gordon Bradford and moved to Kingston in 1940.

  • Travis Ross King will celebrate his first birthday on Oct. 21.

    He is the son of Ross and Cyndell King of Paint Rock.

    Grandparents are Marty and Teresa Roberts of Paint Rock, April and Steven Pelfrey of Paint Rock, Debbie King of Kingston and the late Eddie King.

  • East Tennessee Foundation has made major revisions to the application process for Youth Endowment grants.

    A two-phase application process makes it easier for nonprofit organizations to submit proposals which offer solutions to challenges affecting young people in East Tennessee.

    Letters of intent for Youth Endowment grants are now being accepted from youth-serving tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or other exempt entities within the foundation’s 25-county service area, which includes Roane County.

  • Madison Baker, 11, placed first overall for catching the most fish — 29 — in this year’s Dennis Ferguson Fishing Rodeo for Kids at Roane County Park. She placed first in her age group.

  • Rockwood Business and Professional Women and Business and Professional Women’s Foundation will observe annual National Business Women’s Week on Oct. 17-21.

    The special designation offers communities, companies and organizations an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of working women’s lives in their communities.

    Rockwood BPW will host a special dinner during the week honoring past presidents of the organization.

  • Kingston United Methodist Church has reserved dates and times within the month to take applications for its 2011 Christmas basket program.

    Applications will be accepted in the church’s ministry center at 212 W. Church St.

    They will be accepted from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and Nov. 1.

    Daytime hours have also been established. Applications may be submitted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20, Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1.

  • It’s new, it’s music, it’s family friendly, it’s the third Saturday evening of each month, and it’s Noisy Nights, a free-admission event at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Katy Free Three will kick off the inaugural event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 in the museum at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge.

    The event includes music, pizza sold by the slice, playing with sound concepts in the Noise! exhibit and creating lots of loud fun.

  • More than 65 people gathered earlier this month at George Jones Memorial Baptist Church to attend the 80th annual Wheat homecoming celebration.

    This year’s celebration was a special one for the Christenberry family. Three generations made a special trip from all parts of the country to celebrate their family’s heritage in the former Roane County community, which is now part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation.