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Today's Features

  • In the spirit of Christmas and giving to others, members of Beech Park Baptist Church’s kindergarten class, including, from left, Laila Luke, Raegan Green, Britton Tackett, Olivia Kitterman, Brooklyn Bradley and Maddox Tackett have been busy collecting items to send for Project Back Country-Mexico Christmas.

    The class is led by Sherry Brown and Frances Cromwell.

    Beech Park Baptist Church is at 1085 Tri County Blvd., Oliver Springs.

    Call the church office at 435-0045 for more about the project.

  • Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart will be returning to its home next month in the church’s family life center.

    The group moved its monthly meetings to Kingston United Methodist Church for more than a year while Kingston First Baptist Church’s building program was underway.

    Its first meeting back will begin at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1. Kingston First Baptist Church is at 215 N. Kentucky St.

    “We are growing by leaps and bounds,” said Young at Heart member Gina Ross of attendance at the church.

  • “Christian Women, Do You Give Lip Service?” was this year’s theme for the 39th annual Ladies Inspiration Day recently hosted by the women of Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman.

    The theme was taken from Matthew 7:21-23.

    Ruby Simmons of East Second Street Church of Christ, Cleveland, was the featured speaker.

    She talked about how people will try to discourage other people from serving the Lord by their negative conversations about others, and other offensive talks that might hurt an individual.

  • South Harriman Baptist Church will begin its presentation this weekend of “For Unto You,” a four-part drama heralding the Christmas season.

    The drama will begin at 11 a.m. each Sunday from Nov. 30-Dec. 21.

    It begins on Nov. 30 with “The Foretelling,” in which prophets of old disclose the coming of a special gift.

    “The Promise” will be presented on Dec. 7. In that part, Mary and Joseph will learn about their special mission.

  • On Dec. 13-14, the public is welcome to take the time to experience true Southern hospitality by touring the historic homes of the Cornstalk Heights area of Harriman.

    The tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

    Presented by the Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization, this is the 24th annual Historic Harriman Tour of Homes.

    Tickets are $15 per person and $5 for ages 11 and younger.

    They are available in advance at Rocky Top General Store, Harriman.

  • This year when approximately 200 senior citizens in Roane and Loudon counties receive a nutritious home-delivered meal from the Senior Nutrition program at Mid-East Community Action Agency, they will receive something else: a small gift that means a lot.

    The Operation Holiday Cheer program delivers a holiday package containing useful items for each person.

  • Kids First Child Advocacy Center will have its 10th annual Soup’s On fundraising event on Jan. 21 in Tellico Village Community Church.

    Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    An all-you-can-eat selection of homemade soups, breads and cookies will be available.

    Soup offerings will be Blackfoot potato with sausage, Tuscan chicken, Elvis Presley vegetable and vegetarian as well as Hunter’s Chili.

    Take out will also be available.

  • Carl and Joann Lehman of Rockwood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21.

    They were married on Nov. 21, 1964, in Rockwood First Christian Church, with the Rev. Vernon Greenhalgh officiating.

    He is retired from Jerry Duncan Ford, where he spent 45 years as parts and service coordinator.

    She was a cafeteria worker at Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, for 30 years before retiring. She then went to work for Junior’s Restaurant, Rockwood, where she became famous for her coconut and chocolate pies.

  • Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point will host a Christmas candlelight tour and reception next weekend.

    The tour and reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13.

    The public is welcome to visit and experience the sights, sounds and flavors common to the people of the 18th century.

    Guests will be greeted at the visitors center for the candlelight tour of the fort.

    Beeswax candles will light the walkway, and bagpipe music will set the tone.

    Special attention will be given to recreate an atmosphere of the past during the event.

  • Rock Creek Campground, part of the Obed Wild and Scenic River, should soon reopen after construction activities.

    The campground was scheduled to be closed through Nov. 21 for construction of a new comfort station that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is accessible to mobility-impaired visitors.

    Campsites were also to be upgraded with new picnic tables, campfire grill rings, and wildlife-proof food storage lockers.

    Call 423-346-6294 for more information.