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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Medic Regional Blood Center hopes a pair of upcoming blood drives in Harriman will help supplement the agency’s blood supply.

    A blood drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. March 4 in Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center at 240 Hannah Road.

    Another is planned from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12 in Roane Medical Center.

    The community blood provider has seen supplies lower than usual, even for this time of year, said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

  • Bethel Presbyterian Church and the Kingston community came together to help humanitarian agencies.

    Proceeds from Bethel’s fourth annual fall festival were recently donated to Michael Dunn Center, Roane County Cooperative Ministries and Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior nutrition program.

    Each agency was awarded $2,300.

    Bethel’s fall festival began with a fellowship breakfast and a youth-led yard sale. Attractions included a silent auction, a market of works from area artists, homemade crafts and baked goods.

  • Oliver Springs’ Mount Pisgah Christian Academy is combining efforts to feed the hungry and raise money for the school.

    “It is a project where the kids get financial sponsors for them to actually pack food,” said Mount Pisgah Assistant Principal Kendra Walls about the Feed the Need program.

    The goal is to get 10,000 meals.

    “They are pretty excited,” said educator Megan Burnham about the students.

  • Johnnie “MaMaw” Rains celebrated her 90th birthday on Feb. 15 with a party given by her children, Jerry, Susan and Mike, in Victory Baptist Church, Kingston.

    She celebrated with relatives and friends and thanks those who attended to make it a special day.

    Rains has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Rockwood’s Kayli McNeal, Brittney Miles and Taylor Slaven are among those selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Junior Pre-Teen Knoxville/Chattanooga competition on March 16.

    McNeal and Slaven are students at Ridge View Elementary School. Miles is a freshman at Rockwood High School.

    McNeal is the daughter of Aundria McNeal and Kenny McNeal. Her grandparents are Bobby and Karen Grant, and Kenny McNeal and Lorene Fritts.

    She have five brothers, A.J. McNeal, Grant McNeal, Noah McNeal, Trevin True and Cody True.

  • The Tennessee Bar Association has released “The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors,” a new resource designed to help Tennesseans better understand federal and state benefits, new health care laws and a wide range of other issues of importance to older citizens.

  • A free six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers course will begin March 5 in Mid-East Community Action Agency at 2415 N. Gateway Ave., Suite B, Rockwood.

    The course will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday through April 9.

    It will be facilitated by Powerful Tools for Caregivers class leaders Kyra Clements and Amber Jacks.

    Class size is strictly limited, and preregistration is required by contacting Jacks at 354-0450, Ext. 228, or ajacks@mecaa.net.

  • 25 Years Ago
    Harriman Cablevision hoped to give Roane County subscribers their money’s worth. While the company had to raise rates by $4 per month to offset increasing operational costs, it planned to offer eight new cable channels to subscribers. Manager Roger Rule said the channels, based on customers’ requests, included TNT, The Nostalgia Channel, CNN Headline News, Arts and Entertainment, The Weather Channel, Home Shopping Network, VH-1 and MTV. A new premium channel, The Disney Channel, was also available for an extra $6.95 per month.