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Today's Features

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

    Distributions will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Harriman and Kingston residents will pick up their commodity foods on March 17.

    The following day, March 18, is reserved for Oliver Springs and Rockwood resident to pick up their foods.

    Commodity food recipients must be certified before March 4 to receive foods during this distribution.

  • You have enjoyed the accents, the outfits and knowing looks that are staples of the hit show “Downton Abbey.”

    But, it’s time to say goodbye to “Downton” as the program’s final season comes to an end.

    To celebrate, the Roane State Foundation welcomes “Downton” fans to its “Farewell to Downton” event on March 12.

    The event begins 2 p.m. at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

  • Roane County PAWS, is an animal advocate/rescue group dedicated to helping the animals of Roane County, will have a fundraising silent auction next weekend.

    The auction will be from 5 to 8 p.m. in Harriman American Legion Hall.
    Many donations to be auctioned off include those from area and out-of-town businesses.

    Funds raised in the silent auction will help PAWS make a difference in the lives of animals.

  • The public is welcome to join the Rockwood Ministerial Association for its annual Holy Week luncheons.

    The luncheons, which support the Association’s food pantry, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 21-25 in the fellowship hall of Rockwood First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in downtown Rockwood.

    The suggested donation is $5 per meal. Area churches provide the meals for the community.

  • The Roane County Distinguished Citizenship Awards program has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. March 12 in Bazeltown Baptist Church, Harriman.

    The ceremony, originally scheduled in January, was postponed due to inclement weather.

    This awards program annually recognizes a select group of Roane County residents for exemplary community service, said the Rev. Joseph Weaver, chairman of Roane County Church Alliance.

    Mary Alice Douglass, human resources manager for URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, will be the guest speaker.

  • MONDAY, FEB. 29
    • North Rockwood Baptist Church will have a five-day revival through Friday. Services will begin at 7 p.m. daily, with Bro. Chris Kitchen as evangelist. The church is at 1300 N. Gateway Ave.

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

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    GOOSE LINDSAY/Roane Newspapers
    Sugar Grove Valley Baptist Church, Harriman, is a quaint little facility tucked away at 2838 Sugar Grove Valley Road. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m.; Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The congregation also meets for services at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

  •  Twelve Students With a Testimony members from New Midway Baptist Church, Kingston, traveled to Belloc, Haiti, in December for their first “Fields of Discipleship” program on the village’s soccer field.

  • Get-well wishes to Marvon Brooms, who was discharged from Roane Medical Center.

    He is now getting much better at home.

    Sincere sympathy to the family of Edna Earl “Mac” McNamer, who recently passed away with her family by her side.

    In 1954, she and her late husband opened Merri-Mac Bakery. Ms. McNamer was presented with a key to the city in 2004 on their 50th anniversary.

    She was a beautiful lady who loved her family and her church family. She will be missed.

  • -More than 3,600 volunteers from 80 counties are signed up to participate in Tennessee’s largest tree-planting event, organized by Tennessee Environmental Council.

    During the Feb. 27 event, 50K Tree Day, participants will plant 50,000 native trees in one day.

    “People in Tennessee love planting trees, and it’s a top priority for our organization as a way to improve our environment, communities and public health,” said John McFadden, CEO of Tennessee Environmental Council.