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Today's Features

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Families of children with diabetes are encouraged to attend the American Diabetes Association’s Family Link Day this weekend.

    The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. April 30 in the American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge.

    Highlights of the day include adult-time discussions led by registered nurse Cathy Van Ostrand.  

    There will also be a “kid time” museum tour.

    All activities are free. To RSVP, contact Lori Nester at 865-524-7868 or lnestor@diabetes.org.

  • Six young women from Roane County are among the 59 debutantes who were presented during the 49th annual Dogwood Ball last weekend.

    The debutantes, all college sophomores, are:

    • Alexis Caroline Cunningham, daughter of Amy Adcox Jenkins, Harriman. She attends University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

    • Ellen Christine Dailey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edwin Dailey, Kingston. She attends University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

  • Rockwood Family and Community Education Club recently donated  a copy of “Down Home Cooking” to Rockwood Public Library in memory of Emma Marsh.

    Marsh, who passed away last fall, was a beloved 60-year club member.

    She will be remembered by many for her love of community and her many sunflowers.
     

  • MaddieLynn Mae Vann was born at 11:35 p.m. April 18 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Allen and Candace “Casay” Vann of Loudon.

    Grandparents are Rhonda and Matt Smith of Loudon, Dean Hillsberry of Tulsa, Okla., and Darrell and Cissy Vann of Loudon.

  • Newly appointed volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates are sworn in by the Roane County General Sessions Judge Dennis Humphrey, left.

    New advocates are, beginning second from left, Nicki Burwinkle, Tom Moore and Steve Jacks.

    New CASA volunteers are needed; the next training class is scheduled in May.

    Anyone who has an interest in becoming an advocate for abused and neglected children is asked to call 717-4186.

  • Three area rescue groups now have help in protecting dogs against canine influenza virus, a highly contagious disease that spreads easily from dog to dog, especially those in close proximity.

    East Tennessee Pit Bull Rescue of Harriman, Roane County Humane Society’s Shelter Rescue Team and Tennessee Pekingese Rescue of Oakdale received grants for the vaccines as part of a Petfinder.com Foundation program to build community immunity against this respiratory infection.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Shelby N. Redman recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

    Daughter of Phyllis Lemasters of Oliver Springs, she graduated in 2010 from Oliver Springs High School.

    Redman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Army Reserve Pvt. Rachel E. McCoy recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    Daughter of Stacy McCoy of Kingston, she graduated in 2007 from Roane County High School.

    During the nine weeks of training, McCoy studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions.

  • Col. Franklin C. McCauley Jr. of Kingsport has been named by the Tennessee Army National Guard as the 10th commander of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

    The 278th, headquartered in Knoxville, has a unit that operates from the Rockwood National Guard Armory.

    McCauley is presently deputy commander of the regiment.

    He follows Col. Jeffrey Holmes who was named commander of the 194th Engineer Brigade in Jackson earlier this month.