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Today's Features

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    The schedule is:

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon March 16.

    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. March 16.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17.

    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March.

  • Jay Searcy, author of  “The Last Reunion: The Class of 1952 Comes Home to the Secret City,” will speak during the upcoming Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association monthly meeting.

    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. March 10 in Midtown Community Center, also known as Wildcat Den, at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

    Searcy has been touring East Tennessee to promote his new book. In hihs travels, he shares stories about his time in Oak Ridge and his knowledge of the area.  

  • Roane County’s Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society strives to give everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

    Teams may register for the April 29-30 event by visiting RelayForLife.org/roane or by calling 558-4045.

  • World War II veteran Noah E. Howard and his son, Vietnam veteran Nathan E. Howard, both of Harriman, are among the veterans who flew to Washington, D.C., last fall aboard Honor Air.

    The father and son had a photo opportunity with U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., who saw off the group with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett.

    Bill Haslam, who now sits as Tennessee governor, was also on the flight.

    The elder Howard is a retired Union Carbide Co. supervisor. His son is vice president of United Community Bank.

  • Redeemed Quartet will appear in concert at 6 p.m. March 6 in Kellytown Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

    The Chattanooga-based Southern gospel quartet sings four-part harmony in a ministry aimed at winning souls to Christ. Their repertoire is filled with a variety of numbers. Sometimes they laugh, sometimes they cry — and at all times they rejoice in the glory and honor of God.  

    The quartet includes Chad Riley, Rodger Speegle, Ken Maynor and Lonnie Walker.

  • Several hands-on arts opportunities are available in the next few weeks through Bethel Arts Ministry.

    The ministry, a program of Kingston’s Bethel Presbyterian Church, offers classes for all ages.

    All classes will be in the church at 203 S. Kentucky St. Call 376-6340 to register or for details.

    Micki Anderson, a state-certified art educator with 15 years of teaching experience, will continue children’s arts classes March 9-April 20.

  • Two events at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, will mark the beginning of preparation for the most important holy day of the Christian year.

    An annual feast of pancakes will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Shrove Tuesday, March 8, in the church at 190 Circle Drive. Two traditional Ash Wednesday services will take place at noon and 7 p.m. March 9.

  • One of Tennessee’s newest license plates gives relatives of members of the U.S. Armed Forces a way to display their support for the troops.

    The plates, issued under a new law sponsored by state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, are now available to residents whose spouse, parent, sibling or child is serving in the armed forces of the United States at the time of application.

    "Today, we live in a free country because of the sacrifices of our nation’s servicemen and women and their families,” Yager said.

  • James and Peggy Nichols of Crossville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cadie Joy Ammon, to Jake Kody Decker.

    He is the son of Rebecca Lyons and brother of Kyle Decker of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. April 9 in Kingston. A reception will follow.

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

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Thomas and Sharon Clayton of Belleville, Mich., and Lynn and Coleen Tincher of Crossville.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Cherokee Middle School was trying to implement a class to teach the fourth “R” — responsibility — into its curriculum. Principal Jody McLoud said the class would offer ways for teenagers to prepare for mental and physical changes that take place during adolescence. It would also help “give kids the strength and courage to make their own decisions and not follow the trend.”

    10 Years Ago