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Today's Features

  • Katlyn Parks and Alyssa Boswell enjoy free watermelon at this year’s Hooray for Harriman Festival.

    The Harriman Lion’s Club had an informational booth and gave away watermelon.

    That weekend, the club also gave the sweet fruity treat away at the Babahatchie Band’s Music and Melons summer concert.

  • Harriman Lions Club will have White Cane Days at Harriman Food City from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26-27.

    Lions will be there those days accepting donations to support district programs that help area communities.

    Those include the East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank, a Knoxville entity started in 1964 which provides eye tissue for transplant patients.

    The donations also help Lions Recording for the Blind, based out of Oak Ridge, which provides recorded audio of various publications.

  • Rockwood Baptist Tabernacle Church will have a farewell potluck dinner at noon Sept. 7 for Preacher Lewis Capps, seen here on his 40th ministerial anniversary with his wife Wanda, and Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson.

    Capps is retiring after 41 years with the church at 427 Tedder St.

  • Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile, will begin a new ministry built around food and a love for the stories of the Bible.

    The church’s new regular Wednesday program starts on Sept. 10.

    It has two goals, Pastor Chuck Griffin said. First: to ensure anyone needing a good meal can have one, regardless of ability to pay. And afterward: to provide a basic understanding of what the Bible says about God’s work in the world.

    “We want to provide nourishment for both the body and the soul,” he added.

  • Homecoming at Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, on Sept. 14 will celebrate the church’s 132nd year.

    Pastor James Griffin will bring the message at 11 a.m., with Sunday school starting at 10.

    A potluck luncheon will begin at noon in the church’s fellowship hall.

    Longtime church member Bonita Irwin recalls that the church was known as Prospect Baptist Church until the membership voted to change the name on Jan. 27, 1954.

    The church was established on Nov. 17, 1882.

  • Oranges have been around for as long as we have records.

    Although they have been used in many ways over the centuries, it is only within our own time that we’ve become aware of the many benefits of oranges and their high content in vitamin C.

    It is interesting to note that oranges, lemons and limes were used by provisioners of the world’s navies to prevent scurvy — even without the knowledge we have of their vitamin content and uses today.

  • Obed Wild and Scenic River will allow hunting for wild hogs from Sept. 27 through Feb. 28, 2015.

    A permit is required to hunt hogs and may be purchased at Obed Wild & Scenic River Visitor Center or online at www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/hog-hunting.htm.

    The permit costs $5 and is good for both Obed and Big South Fork National River and Recreation

    Area.

    A valid hunting license is required to purchase the permit. Dogs may not be used to hunt hogs.

    Call the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center at 423-346-6294.

  • State Sen. Ken Yager will have his second annual free grant conference this week.

    The conference’s purpose is to improve the opportunities for citizens, organizations and governments to find and tap into a wide variety of grant funds available to them.

    The conference will be Sept. 4 in the O’Brien Theatre on Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

  • Three area public agencies will benefit from Bethel Presbyterian Church’s annual fall festival.

    Proceeds from festival, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the church at 203 S. Kentucky St., Kingston, will go to the Michael Dunn Center, Second Harvest Food Bank’s backpack program and Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior nutrition program.

    Attractions include a $5 breakfast, entertainment, children’s games, a petting zoo, horse rides and lunch, including homemade fried apple pies for dessert.

  • Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Mr. Gallaher, who recently passed away in Springfield, Ohio.

    He was the brother of Judy Anderson, Jackie Gallaher, Homer Gallaher and Hattie Gallaher.

    There are other relatives here and in Ohio.

    Judy Gallaher Anderson and Spence Anderson celebrated 40 years of marriage Saturday, Aug. 24.

    They are parents of Jerome Anderson and LaToya Anderson and have five grandchildren.

    Their children made a reservation for Judy and Spence to dine.