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Today's Features

  • “It's going to be sweet,” Jim Crawley said while testing the organ he recently brought from Nashville.
    He’s part of a jam band started nearly five years ago with Bobby Wright, Ron Duncan, Bruce Bagwell and Rolla Lunsford, performing Bluegrass music in Harriman's Riverfront Park during the summer.
    As word of mouth spread, eventually the band evolved to more than 10 members.

  • A free health fair is planned for Presidents Day, Feb. 21, in Luminary United Methodist Church at 3401 River Road, Ten Mile.

    Call 376-7040 for details.

    Summit Medical Group of Knoxville will perform free fasting comprehensive blood-screening panels for the first 100 people beginning at 8 a.m. Prostate-specific antigen tests will be conducted.

    Those wishing to take advantage of the blood screenings must have fasted for 12 hours with consumption of only water, black coffee or tea and medications.

  • Tuscan chicken soup makes its debut during Soup’s On, the sixth annual fundraiser for Kids First Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit agency that serves Roane County.

    The event will be on Feb. 2 in Tellico Village Community Church’s Christian life center.

    Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with dinner planned from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    Other soups on the menu include Soup’s On favorites Hunter’s chili, Blackfoot potato and Elvis Presley vegetable.

  • Oak Ridge League of Women Voters will have its first Breakfast With the Legislators session from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Jan. 31 in Oak Ridge Civic Center.

    Area legislators will discuss the outlook for this Tennessee General Assembly session. A free continental breakfast will be served.

    Breakfast With the Legislators will be convened the last Monday of every month during the legislative session and is open to the public. The event will be canceled if Oak Ridge Schools are out due to snow.

    Call Claudia Lever at 865-483-8340 for details.

  • Second Chance K-9 Rescue will have its 12th annual chili supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in Kingston Community Center.

    Cost is $5 and includes chili with the trimmings, dessert and drink. All proceeds help animals in Roane County.

    Second Chance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that raises money to help spay and neuter pets.

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

    Jan. 1 — Geneva Ann Sargent and Mack Edward Carroll, Kingston. A boy, Dean Allen Kash, 9 pounds, l ounce. Sibling: Madalin Elizabeth Genan. Grandparents: Ernestine Sargent; Kelvin Sargent.

    Jan. 4 — Kayla Jeffers and Jeremy Burress, Harriman. A boy, Brandon Lee, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Sibling: Hannah Michelle Faye. Grandparents: Jamie Thomas; Michael Thomas; Christine Burress; Mark Burress.

  • The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development has updated Tennessee Civil War trails map-guides available to the public.

    The guide identifies nearly 200 Civil War sites throughout Tennessee on this self-guided tour of the trails.

    “More than 500,000 copies of the original map-guide were distributed to the traveling public in little more than six months,” said Susan Whitaker, who serves as co-chairwoman of the Sesquicentennial Commission.

  • The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Roane County recently kicked off its 2011 relay season with a team rally.

    This year’s Relay for Life is planned from 6 p.m. April 29 to 8 a.m. April 30 on Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

    Public participation is encouraged. Monthly team rallies will take place at 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in Room O-201 at Roane State.

    The upcoming relay team rallies, which will take place monthly until the event, will last for an hour.

  • Children will have opportunities to create airplanes, helicopters and rockets from paper, launch them and discover the principles and forces that make flight possible in a new exhibit headed to Oak Ridge.

    “Take Flight,” a traveling exhibition from Science Works, will be open Feb. 5-April 24 in American Museum of Science and Energy of Oak Ridge.

    Innovative devices will help visitors launch paper airplanes to hit a target, release twirlers above the hoverport and blast paper rockets to new heights.  

  • The National Nuclear Security Administration is celebrating National Nuclear Science Week with five days of features on the NNSA website that showcase the innovations and opportunities in nuclear science.
    Each day this week, NNSA’s Nuclear Science Week website, www.nuclearscienceweek.org, will feature a different way nuclear science is at the core of its mission.