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Today's Features

  • U.S. Army Pvt. Dustin L. Heidle recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    The private, who earned distinction as an honor graduate, is the son of Shelia Bunch and Michael Heidle, both of Kingston, Tenn.

    He graduated in 2008 from Roane County High School.

    During the nine weeks of training, Heidle studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman Andrew W. Beatty recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

    Son of Timothy Beatty of Kingston, the airman is a 2010 graduate of Roane County High School.

    He 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.

  • Elijah Lee Brock turned 2 years old on Jan. 30.

    He celebrated on Jan. 29 with a Toy Story-themed party with relatives and friends.

    He is the son of Philip and Lori Brock of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Wayne and Shirley Bullard of Harriman and Bob and Emily Brock of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparent is Ada Nelson of Harriman.

    Elijah has a brother, Adam Brock.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • U.S. Army Pvt. Ryan E. Jones recently graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    Son of Ronald E. Jones Jr. of Harriman and Lisa K. Goodman of Devonia, he is a 2008 graduate of Oliver Springs High School.

    Field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.

  • The Rockwood Ministerial Association recently received monetary contributions from two community sources.

    A donation from Holston Gases in Rockwood and a $1,000 contribution from the Rockwood Masonic Lodge will help the group stock its Food Pantry, which is open from 10 a.m. to noon each weekday and from 2 to 4 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    Rockwood residents are welcome to go to the Food Pantry once a month for a generous package of canned and boxed foods.

  • A pancake breakfast is planned this weekend to support the work of Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior nutrition program.

    The breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 26 in Victorian Square Assisted Living, Rockwood.

    The $5-per-person cost includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.

    All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the senior nutrition program.

  • FRIDAY, FEB. 25
    • Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a two-day yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Feb. 26. Breakfast and lunch will be served both days. The church is at 3506 Buttermilk Road West. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    SUNDAY, FEB. 27

  • Adam E. McKee III, superintendent of the Oak Ridge District of the Holston Conference of  the United Methodist Church, will be the guest speaker for the upcoming spring revival at Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston.

    The revival will be March 20-24 in the church at 3506 Buttermilk Road West. Services will begin at 7 p.m. daily.  Special music is planned.

    McKee has served as pastor at Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church, Knoxville District, since 2003.

  • “Grow Your Own Groceries: From Seed to Shelf” is the topic of Roane County Master Gardeners’ fifth community winter workshop.

    The free two-part workshop, sponsored by Extension Agent Grant Palmer and Roane County Extension, will be on March 12. Lunch will be provided for a fee.

    Preregistration is required. Call 376-4497 for details.

    Area experts will be on hand to teach about soils, starting plants from seeds and good overall approaches to and techniques for home gardening.