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Today's Features

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency delivers nutritionally balanced meals to the isolated, frail and elderly in Roane and Loudon counties.

    But the skyrocketing cost of food, fuel and stagnant budgets is placing seniors served by the program in a perilous situation.

    “The Senior Nutrition program is trying to maintain current service levels,” said Amber Jacks, Mid-East senior services director, about the program that has served the two counties for more than three decades.

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office has initiated a series of controlled burns of grassland areas on the Oak Ridge Reservation for prescribed burning.

    The controlled burns at the East Tennessee Technology Park and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are underway through April.

  • Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of William Ronald “Bill” Jago who recently passed away.

    He worked at Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge and retired after 29 years.

    He was a Christian man and loved people.

    His wife, family and friends will really miss him.

    The Rev. Charles Willis passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26. He was the pastor at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church in Knoxville.

    He was one of the brothers to the late Donald Willis who pastored at St. Mary’s Baptist in the early 1970s.

  • The Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary and Altrusa International of Oak Ridge work together to host an annual Lunch 4 Literacy every year.  

    The proceeds are given to organizations that promote literacy in the East Tennessee area.

    The grants from last year’s event will be awarded at 7 a.m. March 5 during the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary meeting at Tech 2020 in Commerce Park. This allows educators to get back to their work.

  • MONDAY, MARCH 3
    • Roane County Commission’s budget committee will meet at 6 p.m. in the county executive’s conference room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.
    • Roane County Commission’s sheriff’s liaison committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Qualls Commission Room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.
    • Harriman Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

    TUESDAY, MARCH 4

  • Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    MONDAY, MARCH 3

  • Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    MONDAY, MARCH 3
    • A public lecture, “Exploring Saturn With Shallow Probes,” will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the City Room of Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus. David Atkinson, senior researcher and space scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will give the presentation.

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 4
    • Harriman Garden Club will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Harriman United Methodist Church. Speaker Joan Davis, also known as “The Bee Lady,” will discuss beekeeping.

  • MONDAY
    • Senior exercise, 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs; and 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Art Club for adults, 10 a.m. to noon and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston. Details: 376-6340.
    • Senior pinochle, noon in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.

  • Roane County Family and Consumer Education’s Rural Mixers Club raised more than $2,000 for the FCE Scholarship Fund during the Christmas Ideas Fair.

    Those who worked the sales table are, front row from left, Madge Jackson, Virginia Pompre, Mattie Mathis; and back row, Debbie Geroia, Dot Russell, Lennie Stansbury, Imogene Deathridge and Judy Murray.

    Not pictured are Ada Thompson, Iona Wyatt and Imogene Owens.