The Roane County Rx Task Force will have a “Taking Back Roane County” town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the student lounge area of Roane State Community College’s main campus.
A panel of physicians, pharmacists and law-enforcement officers will discuss their concerns and challenges around prescription drug abuse and provide information about how county residents can protect themselves and loved ones.
An addiction video with personal testimony will run prior to the meeting.
Covenant Health affiliates Methodist Medical Center and Roane Medical Center are teaming up with Anderson and Roane County Parks and Recreation Departments to create a Friday Fit Club.
The club will meet for monthly hikes.
Those who enjoy hiking and are interested in participating in the Friday Fit Club are encouraged to attend a planning meeting from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Jan. 9 in the Ridge Conference Room of Methodist Medical Center at 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge.
Light refreshments will be served, and registration is required.
Obed Wild and Scenic River will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 19 by authorizing one night of free backcountry camping permits.
Other fee-free days during 2015 are also planned.
They include Feb. 14-16 to commemorate Presidents Day weekend, April 18-19 to celebrate the opening weekend of National Park Week, Aug. 25 to celebrate the National Park Service birthday, Sept. 26 to observe National Public Lands Day, and Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.
Volunteer Energy Cooperative, which serves South Roane County in its 17-county service area, is helping electricity consumers take control of their energy use and costs in 2015 with a full array of online and mobile account tracking and management options that was launched Jan. 15.
VE-Bill, VEC’s online bill presentment and payment service, has been upgraded to include a wealth of tools.
The addition of the mobile app SmartHub allows VEC members to take all these tools on the go.