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Today's Features

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency is presently taking applications for energy assistance.

    Those who have not applied for assistance since July 1, 2010, need to apply this month.

    Applications are available online at www.MECAA.net or at Mid-East’s office at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood.

    The office is open weekdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:15 to 3 p.m.

    Applications will also be available April 18 in Harriman Community Center and Mount Pisgah Baptist Church of Oliver Springs.

  • It’s National Library Week, and patrons of Harriman Public Library who have racked up late fees have a reason to celebrate.

    In conjunction with the nationwide celebration April 11-16, Harriman Public Library has declared
    it Amnesty Week — or a time for
    patrons to clear their library
    debts.

    “This is a special week for you and the library,” said Harriman library director Barbara Pelfrey Milsaps.

  • Kerbela Shrine Temple, Knoxville, will have its annual free mini-clinic this weekend.

    The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 in Kerbela Shrine Temple at 315 Mimosa Ave. Call 573-1901 for details.

    The screening helps identify children who can benefit from orthopedic and burn care at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

  • “Seeing many career options caused me to think harder about whether the job I want is the one for me.”

    That’s what one Roane County High School junior wrote after attending last week’s Career Day at Roane State Community College.

    More than 550 juniors from the five Roane County high schools attended the third annual High School Career Day and met with almost 150 representatives from 49 businesses.

  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, welcomes the public to its observance of Holy Week and the joyous feast of the Lord’s Resurrection — the most important feast of Christianity.

    “The week prior to Easter is observed by liturgical churches as the final time of preparation for Easter,” explained the Rev. Joseph Pinner, rector at St. Andrew’s.

    Maundy Thursday worship begins at 7 p.m. April 21. The Good Friday Liturgy will be read at noon and 7 p.m. April 22.

  • The Victorious Valley Girls Choir will sing during the 10:55 service on April 17 in Kellytown Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

    Jason Casay, director of Victorious Valley Homes, will deliver the morning message.

    Call 435-7236 for transportation or details.

    Victorious Valley Homes is a ministry of Victorious Valley Baptist Church, which Casay pastors in Sunset, S.C.

    The ministry was started in 1988 by Bro. Johnny and Susan McGill.

  • “Messiah in the Passover,” a demonstration of how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, will be presented at 6 p.m. April 18 at Midtown Valley United Methodist Church.

    The church is at 1625 Roane State Hwy. A love offering will be received.

    Call Diane Cooper at 376-6877 for details.

    Michael Viselli will conduct the presentation. It begins with the traditional Passover Seder table, complete with all articles of this key Jewish celebration.

  • The Court Appointed Special Advocate’s next training class will begin on May 3.

    The five-week class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday.

    This 30-hour nationally certified training class will provide tools and information to prepare individuals to become CASA volunteers for children who are victims of abuse and neglect.

  • Roane County Humane Society and Planned Pet-Hood Spay and Neuter Clinic will have a rabies clinic this weekend.

    The clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 in Planned Pet-Hood at 3699 Harriman Hwy., Harriman.

    Cost of the rabies injection is $10 per pet. Appointments are not required.

    State law requires annual rabies vaccinations for all pets older than 5 or 6 months.

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Many are the legends about palm trees.

    One says that Jesus commanded a palm tree to bend down so that He could pick dates for His mother, and that He promised in return to bless it, and that when He entered Jerusalem in triumph it would be with a palm branch in His hand as the people cried Hosannah.

    Tradition in some countries still says the palm tree — not the apple nor the fig — was the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden. And a palm tree is depicted in the state seal of South Carolina.