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Today's Features

  • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Longmire of Kingston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11.
    Longmire and the former Lois Oran were married on Sept. 11, 1960, in Paint Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Cline Frisbee officiating.
    Their celebration includes her going shopping and him watching his favorite football team, the Tennessee Vols, with a possible trip to McDonald’s for dinner.
    He is retired from Y-12 Plant with 30 years of service, and she is a housewife.

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 11
    • Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3429, Midtown, will have a “Helping Hunter Party in the Park” from 5 to 8 p.m. at Roane County Park. Proceeds will benefit Hunter King, who has autism and whose family is working to purchase a service dog trained to assist autistic children. A silent auction, bake sale and children's games are planned.

  • The Roane County News charges a $5 fee for birthday announcements and a $15 fee for engagement announcements.

    The fee will ensure placement in the Wednesday paper, provided the announcements are in house by 3 p.m. the previous Friday. The Roane County News reserves the right to edit for clarity, style and format.

    Birthdays are accepted only for children ages 1-10 and adults ages 85-99. All 100-year birthdays are published at no charge. All birthdays must be celebrated within TWO MONTHS of the date of submission.

  • The Roane County United Way will kick off its 2010-11 campaign on Sept. 22 with a free hot dog lunch at the new Kingston City Park pavilion.
    A goal of $400,000 has been set for the 2010-11 campaign. “Make a Difference — Give United” is the theme for this year’s campaign.
    The kick off will begin at 11:30 a.m.; the program will start about noon.

  • The Tennessee Eagles Radio Control Club will have a giant-scale radio-control model airplane meet Sept. 11-12 on the Harriman field.
    The Sunday show will be open flying; everyone, regardless of the size of the plane, will be able to participate.
    Giant-scale planes are required to have a wingspan of 80 inches for monoplanes, 60 inches for biplanes, or be 1/4 scale.
    Admission and parking are free. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

  • The week of Sept. 13 marks a busy week for Volunteer and Gator fans alike.
    It’s the fifth annual blood drive competition in which fans of the University of Tennessee take on fans of the University of Florida.  
    Medic Regional Blood Center encourages all eligible donors and Vol fans to roll up their sleeve and give for the home team.
    A blood drive is planned from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Oliver Springs Food City.
    Eddie Check, a free PSA blood test for men, coincides with the special event on the last two days of this competition.

  • Swan Pond Baptist Church, Harriman, has a new pastor.
    Dennis Armes is from Wartburg. He and his wife, Frankie, have been married for 34 years.
    The Armeses have two daughters and five grandchildren.
    Armes is a graduate of Crown College in Powell. He received his doctorate from Anderson Theological Seminary.
    Swan Pond Baptist Church is at 987 Swan Pond Road.
    Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., with worship service at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Tennessee Valley Kennel Club is planning special events this month in Roane County.
    The club’s AKC dog agility trials will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10-12 at the East Tennessee Agricultural Exposition Center on the Roane State Community College campus at 276 Patton Lane.
    This free event will feature more than 100 dogs of all sizes and their handlers.
    Dog agility is a sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy.
    Obstacles include A-frame, dog walk, teeter, table, jumps and tunnels.