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Today's Features

  • Several free nature walks are scheduled this spring in various areas of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The walks will help celebrate 2011 as the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. Information available will focus on area efforts to sustainably manage and conserve the reservation's resources and efforts to protect them from invasive plants.

    Participants should plan to wear layered clothing, sturdy shoes and bring insect repellant and water.

  • Oliver Springs Elementary School kindergarten student Heaven Branum was recently crowned 2011 Little Miss Tiny Tot Oliver Springs.

    She is the daughter of Robert and Jessie Branum.

    Grandparents are Debbie Johnson and Bob and Jan Branum.

    Heaven has two sisters, Keriana and Tabitha.

  • Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in March:

    Benjamin Mark Cooley to Carrie Annette Nelson

    Mark Allen Walls to Amanda Leigh Marine Huling

    Eric Nathaniel Ross to Brandi Michelle Barnes

    Michael William Westover to Jennifer Marie Murphy

    Travis McKinley Clayborne to Tasha Jean Forrester

    William Adam Godsey to Marybeth Ashley Lovelace

    Gary Wayne Jackson to Heather Mae Jackson Harris

  • Divorces granted Dec. 1-Feb. 4 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Amy Jo Evans Long vs. James Michael Long

    Amanda Jones-Foster vs. Matthew Richard Foster

    William Michael Watson vs. Faith Charlene Watson

    Michael Hobert Long vs. Helen Louise Long

    Charles Edward Berkshire vs. Monica Lynn Berkshire

    Vernon Paul Law II vs. Holly Michelle Metcalf Wilkens

    Rebekah J. Taylor vs. Joshua T. Taylor

  • Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    March 1 — Brittany Long and Matthew Davis, Oliver Springs. A girl, Payton Alexis Denise, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents: Melissa Long; James Crowley; Darlene David; Dolphus Bradshaw.

    March 10 — Casey Daniels and Matthew Blalock, Oliver Springs. A girl, Angel Nevaeh Grace, 7 pounds, 11 ounces.  Grandparents: Lola and Lonnie Blalock; Debbie and Richard Daniels.

  • Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    MONDAY, APRIL 18
    • Babahatchie Community Band rehearsal begins at 8 p.m. in the Babahatchie Band Room at Harriman High School. Wind and percussion instrumentalists are encouraged to join. Call 882-3446 for details.

  • Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.

    COMMUNITY
    Little Emory

    • The Little Emory reunion for all residents, students or friends in the community will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 28 at Little Emory School. Lunch will be available for a donation. Call 882-0191 or 717-2818 for details.

    FAMILY
    Wyatt

  • Members of Roane Choral Society will rehearse this week in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

    Rehearsal starts at 7 p.m. today, April 18.

    All members are needed in preparation for the “Music of the Masters” performance.

    The concert will be presented to the community at 3 p.m. May 1 in Bethel Presbyterian Church.

    This performance will include choral literature of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Handel, Rutter and others featuring the Moeller organ.

  • MONDAY, APRIL 18
    • Rockwood Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. in Victorian Square, Rockwood.

    TUESDAY, APRIL 19
    • Kingston Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. in 2 Chef’s at 500 W. Race St. Tom Pickel’s speaker, Maggie Stevens, will discuss her year in Brazil. Call 376-3715 for details.

  • APRIL 18-24
    MONDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs, and at 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Pinochle at noon in Kingston Community Center.
    TUESDAY — Quilting at 9 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Bridge at 1 p.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    WEDNESDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.