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Today's Features

  • Glen “Russ” and Lisa Sexton of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their son, Cody Lee Sexton, to Saundra Nicole Rosenbalm.

    She is the daughter of Wendell and Linda Rosenbalm of Heiskell.

    A September ceremony is planned at Mountain View Park in Heiskell.

  • Madly Hillman celebrated her second birthday on June 11 with a party at Fort Southwest Point with her parents, grandparents, great-aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

    She is the daughter of Chris and Betsey Hillman, Oliver Springs.

    Her grandparents are Peg “Meema” Keating, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Chuck “Papa” and Rosa “Grammy” Smith Hillman, Harriman.

  • Rockwood 2000 hosted a picnic earlier this month in appreciation of Rockwood city employees.

    This yearly event in Rockwood’s Homecoming Park is a means of recognizing the employees’ hard work throughout the year.

    “Of all the events that Rockwood 2000 is involved in, this is my favorite,” said Mary Kau, Rockwood 2000 vice president.

    Along with everything they provide the city, Rockwood city employees assist Rockwood 2000 with many projects that would be impossible without their help.  

  • State Rep. Julia Hurley, R-Lenoir City, has been appointed secretary of a newly formed Republican Caucus Energy Task Force in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

    Hurley, who represents Roane County in the state General Assembly, is among seven House members appointed to the task force by House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga.

    The task force, according to McCormick, will “explore the various ways that the energy industry can provide a positive impact on job growth and economic development in our state.”

  • Entertaining guests will perform their monkeyshines from 11 a.m. to noon June 29 as part of Wonderful Wednesdays at the  Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.

    Mary Lynn Campbell of SunShine MonkeyShines will provide fun facts about monkeys as they entertain and interact with the audience.

    Special Wonderful Wednesday programs will take place each week from 11 a.m. to noon through Aug. 5 during Imagination Station Summer Camp.

    The programs are free with admission to the museum at 461 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge.

  • State Rep. Julia Hurley, right, honors Dr. Jullian and Margo Ahler during the Roane County Republican Party’s presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2011.

    The Ahlers, who received the honor during the recent Lincoln Day Dinner, were recognized for their dedication, commitment and support of the county’s Republican Party.

    About 300 GOP faithful attended the annual event, which celebrated the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan with keynote speaker Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.

  • State Rep. Julia Hurley, right, honors Dr. Jullian and Margo Ahler during the Roane County Republican Party’s presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2011.

    The Ahlers, who received the honor during the recent Lincoln Day Dinner, were recognized for their dedication, commitment and support of the county’s Republican Party.

    About 300 GOP faithful attended the annual event, which celebrated the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan with keynote speaker Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.

  • Veterans Jack Muecke, left, and Joe Zirkle are among present and former military personnel recently honored by Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

    The church had a special acknowledgement for Blue Star veterans from World War II.

    A fabric hanging was made by the Ladies Aid Society following World War II to honor the Bethel veterans. The special piece includes the names of 21 heroes, including one woman, Irene Miles, a distant cousin of Edith Miles. Irene Miles was a driver for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in France.

  • The John Quedzuweit family will present the 11 a.m. Sabbath service June 25 in Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church on Patton Lane.

    The Quedzuweits — John, Cathy and Emma — formerly lived in Roane County, where John was maintenance manager at Rockwood Care and Rehabilitation Center, now known as The Bridge at Rockwood.

    The family moved to Sacramento, Calif., in 2005 to attend the Amazing Facts College of Evangelism. Quedzuweit now pastors a newly planted church there.

  • Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam will be the keynote speaker for the kick-off luncheon for The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley.

    The foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping parents understand how important it is to read to and with their young children daily.

    The luncheon kickoff will begin at 11:30 a.m. July 21 in the student lounge of Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.