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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 150 businesses across Tennessee are participating in Child Abuse Prevention Month, as proclaimed by Gov. Bill Haslam, as part of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee’s Pinwheels for Prevention campaign.
The campaign and its community partners are stepping up activities during April in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
MONDAY, APRIL 4
• Roane County Commission’s committee on committees will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5
• Roane County Recreation Advisory Board will meet at noon in the first-floor conference room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston. Purpose of the meeting is to discuss the county’s application for a Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant.