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Today's Features

  • Observe, investigate and experiment with fully functioning replicas of machines, structures and amusement park rides with K'Nex: Building Thrill Rides, an exhibit open through Sept. 11 in the American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge.

    This special exhibition is designed to captivate young visitors and provide them the opportunity to explore the science, math and technology behind hair-raising amusement park thrill rides.

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior services department will have a senior birthday party on May 17.

    The party, from 1 to 3 p.m., will honor Roane County residents ages 60 and older who celebrate their birthdays in April, May or June.

    It will be in the Mid-East Community Action Agency offices at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood.

    A 1950s theme is planned, with entertainment, Coke and root beer floats and sundaes.

  • Nursing homes across Tennessee are in the throes of a number of activities in honor of National Nursing Home Week.

    The special week began Mother’s Day, May 8, and continues through May 14. Gov. Bill Haslam also has proclaimed May 8-14 Nursing Home Week in Tennessee.

  • Darlene Johnson and Carrie Barksdale represented Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman, during the 35th Tennessee State Youth Conference in Nashville.

    The Churches of Christ of Middle Tennessee was responsible for last month’s conference, which began at Strader Lane Church of Christ and concluded at Nashville’s Music City Sheraton.

    “What Message R U Sending,” from Matthew 5:14-16 and 1 Timothy 4:12, was the theme of the conference, which was attended by 1,200 youths and their parents.

  • Four Roane County churches are banding together in a communitywide effort to collect donations for Alabama tornado victims.

    The effort, Aid for Alabama, is seeking new and slightly used household items to replace those lost due to the April 27 tornadoes that struck the state.

    Volunteers from Kingston’s Victory Baptist Church, Cedar Grove Baptist Church, New Midway Baptist Church and Potters House Church of Midtown will collect all donations through May 25.

  • Braxton Chapel AME Zion Church, Kingston, is taking applications for scholarships to be given to four high school and/or college students.

    Applications will be accepted through June 10. Scholarships will range from $500 to $1,000.

  • Roane County United Way will once again be taking over Roane State Community College’s campus for its annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 21. The event will run from
    11 a.m.-4 p.m., following  CASA’s Run for the Child fundraising event.
    CASA’s 5k run, walk and shorter fun walk begin at 8 a.m. Day of run registration is at 7 a.m. Money from the run will be used to train volunteers to be court advocates for children who have suffered abuse or neglect.
    To preregister, call Bob Lepsig at 882-2076.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Michael Dunn Rehabilitation Center celebrated its 15th anniversary with an informal ceremony that included clients and the general public. The center in 15 years had grown from a basement organization to include an expanded building, two greenhouses, children’s residences, a Michael Dunn workshop and Dunn Diversified Industries.

    10 Years Ago

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • East Tennessee Foundation has established the Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund of East Tennessee Foundation.

    The fund was established to accept gifts to be used in the 25-county East Tennessee service area impacted by the April 27 tornados and to meet future disaster relief needs.  

    In the Foundation’s 25 years of experience, it has built long-standing relationships and networks with area nonprofits that know how to respond in their communities.