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Today's Features

  •  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.

  • The Roane County Democratic Party will host its Democratic Party County Delegate Convention on Saturday, March 5, at Rockwood City Hall.

    The convention is to select the delegates from each county to the District Convention.

    The doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the event starts at 1 p.m.

    It is open to all registered voters in the county, supporters of the Democratic Party, and those who agree to support the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2016 Presidential election.

  • The Obed Wild and Scenic River will have a bear and junior ranger program on Feb. 28.

    The program will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Obed Visitor Center at 208 N. Maiden St. in downtown Wartburg.

    Children and adults of all ages are welcome to stop by and hear a park ranger describe the habits and mannerisms of black bears, which are found throughout the rural areas of eastern Tennessee.

    After the discussion on black bears, youngsters will get a chance to fill out an

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    The Roane County News took a winter break with Barrie Paulson on a Caribbean cruise. The duo stopped at St. Maarten and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on what Paulson said was a family gift. Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue. Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo. You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com. Happy travels!
     

  • Oliver Springs Historical Society will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 6 in Aubrey’s Restaurant in Oak Ridge.

    Tickets to the breakfast are $5 and can be purchased from a member or at the door.

    This is one of the Society’s annual fundraising events to help with the continuing restoration of the Abston/Daugherty building. The building will house the Society’s archives and have a theater and meeting/events rooms.

  • The Christmas season is a time of year when people often donate to charities such as Rockwood Ministerial Association’s food pantry.

    Donations, however, often fall off when January rolls around.

    That could lead to problems in keeping food on their shelves for the ministry that serves about 500 individuals and families per month.

    “It’s important that we continue receiving donations,” Rockwood Ministerial Association Director Steve Osborne said.

  • Five individuals will be honored for outstanding public service with the Roane County Distinguished Citizenship Award on Jan. 24.

    The awards program will be at 3 p.m. in Bazeltown Baptist Church, Harriman.

    The award was established in 2013 by the Rev. Joseph Weaver, chair-
    man of the Roane County Church Alliance.

    The award honors Roane Countians for exceptional achievement in community service and leadership.