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  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in France!

    The Roane County News traveled through France — from the east to the west coast — before ending up in Paris with Steve and Mona Bolden.

    “After visiting Nice and Monaco, the newspaper stopped at the beautiful Chateau de Chenonceau,” Mona said. “Then it was on to Omaha Beach to visit the site of D-Day and the American Cemetery in Normandy. A nighttime river cruise gave them a view of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night.

  • Get ready to pay even more at the pump

    Prices at the pump should get more expensive this week thanks to an increase in oil prices and high demand for gasoline.

    Crude oil prices rose for the third consecutive week, making the cost to produce gasoline more expensive.

    Gas prices nationwide have increased for 20 of the last 23 days, rising 16 cents to Sunday’s average of $2.20.

    “Gas prices could climb another 8-10 cents this week in response to the recent hike in oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman.

  • Each Week

    WEDNESDAY
    • Senior exercise, 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Rockwood Public Library’s free preschool storytime for ages 18 months to 5 years, 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the library at 117 N. Front Ave. Activities include stories, songs, games, crafts and educational projects. No program if Roane County Schools are closed. Details: 354-1281.

  • Things to Do

    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.
    THURSDAY, APRIL 28

  • Things You Should Know

    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.
    SATURDAY, APRIL 30
    • Roane County Sheriff’s Office will be part of the National Drug Take-Back Initiative. Authorities will collect unwanted prescription drugs from the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walgreens at 1797 Roane State Hwy., Midtown. No liquids will be accepted.

    FRIDAY, MAY 6

  • City & County Meetings

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
    • Oak Ridge Utility District’s board of commissioners will meet in regular monthly session at 8:30 a.m. in the ORUD board room at 120 S. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge.
    • Harriman Recreation Advisory Committee will meet at 5 p.m. in Harriman Community Center.

    MONDAY, MAY 2

  • Author Jim Haskell pitching ‘Two Tents’ in Kingston

    His hair-raising encounter with an angry black bear in the Smokies will be one of his stories about the Appalachian Trail that author Jim Haskell will share with people in Kingston Public Library on April 11.

    Haskell, who lives in Ipswich, Mass., will tell about his experiences of section hiking all 2,200 miles of America’s most famous footpath and his new book, “Two Tents: 21 Years of Discovery on the Appalachian Trail,” during the presentation at 6 p.m. in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

  • Money for Roane Anti-Drug Coalition

    State Rep. Kent Calfee, left, seen here with his wife, Marilyn, and Roger Parker of Renaissance Terrace, won $200 for Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s annual “Partnering for Charity” event in March.

    The charity giveaway is a highlight of THCA’s annual Legislative Conference, an event that brings long-term care professionals together with state lawmakers to discuss what it takes to provide quality services.

  • Harriman Happenings: April 11

    Get-well wishes are extended to Vincent Martin, who is a patient in Fort Sanders hospital. Remember him in your prayers.

    Earl Sammons was recently discharged form Oak Ridge hospital. He is now at The Bridge at Rockwood. He is much better than he was.

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of James Willie Jefferson, who passed away in Huntsville, Ala. He was the brother-in-law of Chenette Anderson Jefferson. Funeral service was at St. Peters United Methodist Church, with his brother, Pastor Danny Jefferson, who officiated.

  • United Way basketball game set

    Roane County United Way’s second annual fundraising basketball game will begin at 7 p.m. April 15 at Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus between Harriman and Rockwood.

    County, city and business leaders in Roane County will play in this game.

    Admission is $5.