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Today's Features

  • William Thomas “Bill Tom” Ferguson turns 90 years old today, April 13.

    His birthday will be celebrated with a gathering at 2 p.m. April 16 at his home at 211 Ferguson Lane, Kingston.

    No invitations are being sent, but all relatives and friends — especially any World War II veterans — are invited to attend. The family requests birthday cards only.

    Ferguson grew up on a farm, and his family said he still thinks he needs to work from daylight to dark.

    He enjoys music and loves to dance.

  • Brenda Melhorn of Rockwood celebrated her 60th birthday on March 27 in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wartburg, with more than 100 family members and friends.

    She is the daughter of the late Walter and Elsie Melhorn.

    Melhorn has Downs syndrome and lives a good life, thanks to her family and friends, and the love and kindness of friends at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Glen Alice Christian Church and Post Oak Springs Christian Church.

  • Christopher Jayden Lee Howard turned 1 year old on April 1.

    He celebrated on April 2 with a Toy Story-themed party with relatives and friends at Roane County Park.

    He is the son of Jessica Thomas and Jason Howard of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Danny and Susan Thomas of Harriman and Donna Howard of Lenoir City.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Hilton of Rockwood, James and Darene Jones of Harriman, Frankie Howard of Rockwood and the late Norville E. “Bud” Howard.

  • Starting today, April 8, the town of Oliver Springs will begin accepting glass, plastic, paper and aluminum cans for recycling.

    Items will be taken for recycling at a mobile unit across from Oliver Springs Public Library. Hours are from 2 to 6 p.m.

    “Only about one-tenth of the garbage generated in this country actually gets recycled every year, when in reality over half of it can be recycled into new products,” said David Bolling, Oliver Springs town administrator.

  • Babahatchie Community Band will perform in its final indoor concert of the season at 3 p.m. April 10 in Harriman High School auditorium.

    The concert, featuring movie scores, will be rich in contemporary music that will likely be listened to hundreds of years from now.

    The band will perform the scores from “The Lion King,” “Dances with Wolves,” “Titanic,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

    Admission is free.

  • After two months of planning, the Anglican Church of the Cumberlands and its 15 members — including two from Roane County — will witness history in the making with the church’s first worship service on April 10.

    Father Ernie Pinto will conduct the Passion Sunday Eucharistic service, which begins at 3:30 p.m. in Crab Orchard Christian Church on Hwy. 70.

  • Roane County Relay for Life will honor area cancer survivors this weekend with a reception on the main campus of Roane State Community College.

    Cancer survivors and a guest are welcome to attend the reception at 1 p.m. April 10 in Room O-105 at Roane State. During the reception, they will receive tickets to the Roane State Playmakers’ 2 p.m. production of “The Diviners.”

    Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Kathy Parks at 354-3366 by April 7.

  • The Roane County Democratic Party will have its biennial reorganization meeting at noon April 9 in  Kingston Community Center.

    The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. No one will be permitted to enter once the meeting has begun.

    Call Bob Cowan at 332-1289 for details.

    Cowan also said the Roane County Democratic Party has submitted recommendations of Steve Scarborough and Celia Simon to serve on the Roane County Election Commission.

    They will serve two-year terms.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Anthony Malenovsky of Harriman was chosen as one of nine contestants for the CBS game show, “The Price is Right.” He and and his wife, Kitty, went to the taping while visiting their children in California. Although Malenovsky didn’t make it to the “Showcase Showdown,” he did win more than $3,000 in cash and prizes.

    10 Years Ago

  • By Ellen Probert Williamson