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Today's Features

  • A dedication ceremony for the new Korean War Memorial was held at David Webb Riverfront Park on Memorial Day to pay tribute to the Korean veterans that paid the ultimate price for freedom during the Korean War.

    The Korean War was a hard fought war that lasted from June 1950 to July 1953. This war claimed the lives of 36,574 American soldiers, another 103,284 were wounded and 7,800 are still unaccounted for.

    A few of the Korean War veterans of Roane County that were present for this ceremony are Cecil Johnson, Clyde Jones, James Little and Eugene Cozart.

  • Boys & Girls Club of Roane County kicked off its summer program late last month, and it’s promising to be a busy one.

    Already the club has a record number of children, ranging from kindergarten to high school.

    Harriman Councilman Buddy Holley was impresed with the youth, who had stopped and talked with him recently as they passed his home coming back from an outing at Killefer Park.

    Mayor Chris Mason is a big advocate for the program and said they need to get clubs open in Kingston and Rockwood as well to serve area youth.

  • “Preserving the Past,” a special fundraiser for Oliver Springs Historical Society, will be from 4 to 7 p.m. June 25 in Premier Sharp Funeral Home at 209 Roane St.

    Food, music, cornhole, a silent auction and an exclusive display of Oliver Springs artifacts are among the attractions.

    All proceeds raised will go toward restoration of the Abston/Daugherty Museum’s community theater.

    RSVP for the event by calling 435-7261.

  • An upcoming eight-hour AARP smart driver class in Roane County offers area senior citizens a refresher course on driving and an update on rules of the road.

    The class will be from noon to 4 p.m. May 10-11 in Rockwood Community Center at 710 N. Chamberlain Ave.

    Course participants will be taught to adjust to age-related physical changes, reduce incident of violations and accidents, and update driving skills and rules of the road in a stress-free environment.

  • Victorian Square Assisted Living is hosting a spring fling from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7.

    A yard sale, entertainment and refreshments available for purchase are among the attractions.

    All proceeds will go toward the Resident Life Enrichment Fund, which is available to help resiwith items such as clothing, coats, haircuts or other personal care items.

    Victorian Square is at 241 S. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood.

    In the event of inclement weather, all activities will be indoors.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Harriman Lions Club will have its annual fundraising “World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast” to help support its many community charities.

    The breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. May 7. Rodney Harback is again providing Roane Street Grill for the event.

    Generous portions of pancakes with bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice and milk will be available for $8 for adults, $4 for ages 10 and younger.

    Harriman Lions Club has provided exams and glasses for many people over the last 60 years.

  • 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.

  • 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, MAY 7