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Today's Features

  • The 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will be on May 5.

    In Roane County, the observance will be marked with a special gathering in prayer at noon at the Harriman Temperance Building.

    A Mighty Fortress is Our God, from Psalm 91:2, is this year’s theme.

    Millions of people are expected to gather in thousands of forums across America for this special event to pray for this nation.

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    A sewing group from Kingston recently donated 120 quilts to Lost Sheep Ministries in Knoxville and Iva's Place in Lenoir City.

    Anyone interested in donating material or joining the group may call 376-0867 for details.

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency senior services and Roane County Health Department are teaming up to present “Living Well with Chronic Disease,” a free six-week program designed to help participants manage their health by providing tools to cope with chronic disease symptoms and take control.

    The program, which will take place in the Mid-East services center at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, is geared toward those with such conditions as arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, COPD, depression or diabetes.

  • Medic Regional Blood Center will have a blood drive this week at Roane County High School, Kingston.

    A Medic mobile unit will be at the school from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29.

    Donors must be 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more.

    With parental consent, 16-year-olds weighing 120 pounds or more may donate blood.

    Consent forms can be found at any blood drive or online at www.medicblood.org.

    All donors must present identification.

  • The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2011 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.

    “Tennesseans continue to make great strides in protecting our environment, taking care of our air, land and water through innovation and hard work,” said Gov. Bill Haslam.  

  • 25 Years Ago
    For the first time in its history, the University of Tennessee has adopted a single logotype for uniform use by all campuses and units. The logo graphically represents the letters “UT” and the outline of the state of Tennessee to visually emphasize the link between the university and the entire state.

    10 Years Ago

  • Southern Appalachia Railway Museum will offer free train rides to any current or former military personnel on Armed Services Day, May 21.

    National Guard, Reserves
    and veterans are included in the offer to ride free aboard the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train.

    Any form of proof of service will be accepted to get a ticket, including discharge papers, military identification card, American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars card or an item of uniform.

  • 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.