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Today's Features

  • Roane Choral Society will present “Music of the Masters,” its final concert of the season at 3 p.m. May 1.

    The group will be accompanied by a string quartet and piano in the historic Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.  

    The performance will include “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach, “Hallelujah” by Beethoven, “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” by Brahms and other classics.

    There is no admission charge; however, donations will be appreciated.

  • Roane County Clerk Barbara Anthony is in the midst of celebrating “Show Us Your Heart Tennessee” in April’s observance of National Donate Life Month.  

    National Donate Life Month is a time to raise public awareness about organ donation and the increasing gap between the number of people whose lives depend upon receiving a transplant and the number of available organs.

  • Charlene and Brad Denton of Lenoir City announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Danielle Denton, to Justin Andrew Carter.

    He is the son of Donald D. Carter and Sherry B. Carter of Rockwood.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. May 21 in Morrison Hill Christian Church, Kingston. A reception will follow in the Masonic Hall on Spring Street, Kingston.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Ada Jenkins.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 22.

    Nelson and the former Brenda Adkisson were married on April 22, 1961, in Oliver Springs.

    He is retired from K-25 Site in Oak Ridge, and she is retired from Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge.

    The couple has a daughter, Lesa McFarland, and a son-in-law, Randy McFarland of Oak Ridge.

    There are two grandchildren, Sam and Evan McFarland.

  • 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.