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Today's Features

  • A limited number of openings are available for ages 7-12 to attend this summer’s Salvation Army camp.

    The camp will be July 6-11 at Dale Hollow Lake in Kentucky.

    The deadline for applications is June 1.

    Applications may be picked up at Hands Of Mercy’s office at 147 Court St., Kingston.

    Children will check in to depart for camp at 8:30 a.m. July 6 at Hands of Mercy at 412 Devonia St., Harriman.

    A mandatory health and lice check will be performed by a nurse upon arrival.

  • Tennessee’s nursing homes are planning a variety of events for this year’s National Nursing Home Week, May 10-16.

    The 2015 National Nursing Home Week theme is “Bring on the Fiesta.”

    “This year’s Nursing Home Week theme highlights ‘familia, vida and amor,’ which is Spanish for ‘family, life and love,” said Tennessee Health Care Association Executive Director Jesse Samples.

    “These are just some of the elements needed to provide quality nursing home care.”

  • The Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale is May 11-17.

    The Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale is a major fundraiser that provides Shrine Hospitals the ability to help children in need with top-notch care without charge.

    “We sincerely hope that in these tough economic times, coupled with sky-rocketing medical costs, we can count on your media outlet to let folks know how they can help kids like Mason, this year's Shrine Poster child,” said C. Wayne Burkett, recorder for the Knoxville-based Kerbela Shriners.

  • Darkhorse Entertainment LLC welcomes the public to go back in time at the Tennessee Medieval Faire.

    The grand opening is the last three weekends in May, including Memorial Day, in Harriman.

    “It’s a new tradition – Joust for You!” proclaimed Barrie Paulson, Dark Horse vice president, manager and entertainment director.

    “The Medieval Faire has something for everyone.”

    The Tennessee Medieval Faire will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16-17, May 23-25 and May 30-31.

  • In celebration of the National Park Service’s upcoming centennial, the Obed Wild and Scenic River will have a Healthy Hike beginning at 1 p.m. May 23 on the Emory River Nature Trail.

    Participants should meet at the Rock Creek Campground parking area.

    This ranger-led hike of 1 mile will traverse mild to moderate terrain.

    Participants should wear weather appropriate clothing and bring plenty of water.

    Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome.

  • Despite oil reaching its highest price of the year, the national average price for gasoline declined Sunday, for the first time since rising 27 cents during a period of 25 consecutive days.

    During that same time, gas prices rose 28 cents in Tennessee.

    U.S. gas prices are now exactly $1 cheaper than this time last year, and motorists are saving an average of $15 on a full tank of gas.

    “This is great news for motorists who are shaping their Memorial Day travel plans,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA-The Auto Club Group.

  • The Tennessee Polk Salad Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 at David Webb Riverfront Park, Harriman.

    Admission is free. Emphasis will be on the arts, crafts and foods of the region; the signature artistic event will be the community “Poke Mosaic.”

    Gazebo performances, children’s activities tables and craft demonstrations are among the attractions for the Arts Council of Roane County event.

    Vendor applications are available online at http://tinyurl.com/PolkSaladFestival.

  • U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Cameron Gaines from Kingston acts as the port safety observer during a barricade drill on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

    George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

  • Louise Warmley of Harriman celebrated her 95th birthday on May 12.

    She was born in Harriman on May 12, 1920, to the Rev. Preston and Troy Anderson, both deceased.

    The oldest of seven children, she attended school in Alcoa, graduating from Hall High School. She later married William Warmley Jr., now deceased.

    They had two children, Marvin Anderson and Dorothy Graham, six grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

  • The Michael Dunn Center holds a number of social events throughout the year.

    “The spring formal is always one of the highlights of those,” President and CEO Mike McElhinney said.

    The formal took place Saturday evening at Midtown Elementary School.

    Sarah Brown said her son, Christopher Forrester, had been looking forward to it for weeks.

    “He loves it,” she said. “He’s been coming for the last three years.”

    Barbara Snell said this was her son T.J.’s third year as well.