Community Bulletin Board
Updated: December 12, 2013
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It is that time of month again for the Alzheimer Support Group meeting at Morning Pointe of Clinton. This months meeting has been moved up a week to Dec. 17th due to the Christmas holiday. The meeting will be at Morning Pointe of Clinton at 960 Charles G Seivers Blvd in Clinton. Call 457-4005 and ask for LuAnn with any questions.
The Lake City Church of Christ will hold a clothing giveaway on Saturday December 14th starting at 9 am. The clothing giveaway will be held in the back of the church in the Fellowship Hall and everyone is welcome with a wide array of sizes and styles available.
The Anderson County Office on Aging will hold its annual Christmas party Thursday December 12th at the Clinton Community Center. Seniors aged 60 and older are invited to come by beginning at 11 am for refreshments, music, door prizes, fellowship and fun. For more information call the Anderson County Office on Aging at 865-457-3259.
The law firm of Ridenour & Ridenour in Clinton is accepting donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items through December 20th. Donations are being accepted in the overflow parking lot of the firm’s office on Main Street each weekday from 8 to 9 am and at the office during regular business hours. If you can donate in the morning, our own Jasper Young and the WYSH Wagon will be there so be sure to stop by, donate some food to the less fortunate during this holiday season and say hi to Jasper. The food will be distributed to needy students in the Anderson County school system. Donations will be accepted through Friday December 20th.
On the first Thursday of every month, the Clinton Public Library will hold an open computer lab just for job seekers. The first Job Seekers’ Lab will be held on Thursday, January 2, from 2:00-3:30 pm. During this time, an instructor will be available to assist patrons with job searches, job applications, resumes, and cover letters.
The Clinton Public Library will also be hosting a free Computer Basics Class on Friday, January 24, from2:00-3:30 pm. This class will teach a basic understanding of computer hardware and peripherals, Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, the Internet, and search engines. There are only eight seats available for the Computer Basics Class. To reserve your seat, call the library at (865) 457-0519 or visit the library at 118 S. Hicks Street.
Tickets are on sale now for the Riverside Sportsman Expo Saturday February 1st at Second Baptist Church in Clinton. This year's event features champion fisherman and host of Hank Parker Outdoor Magazine Hank Parker. Tickets are just $10 per person with exhibitors set up for your enjoyment at 3 pm, dinner at 5 pm and the program to follow at 7 pm. For more information or to order tickets, visit www.secondbaptistchurch.org. There are a limited number of tickets available so get yours today!
Pizza Inn at 1501 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge has partnered with the town of Oliver Springs in support of the town’s first Toys for Tots drive. You will receive a coupon for a free Pizza Buffet with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more at Pizza Inn. Donations are being accepted through December 19th and the coupon will expire on January 15th, 2014.
A drive is underway to collect “Toys for Rocky Top Kids,” aimed at providing children 10 years old and younger from the Lake City and Briceville areas who might not otherwise receive anything for Christmas with toys and clothing. Donations can be dropped off at SL Company in the I-75 Industrial Park in Clinton; at Tommy’s Motorsports on Highway 61 in North Clinton; at the Powell-Clinch Utility District’s Office in Lake City or at the Lake City Police Department. The distribution will be held on December 21st at 6 pm at Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City.
You are invited to a Christmas worship celebration at Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City – Sunday Evening – December 8 at 6 PM. Come be a part of this special time as the choir of Main Street Baptist Church comes together with the choir of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church of Knoxville as they present “THE LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS” – Share a Song. This 80 voice choral presentation will be repeated at Black Oak Heights Baptist Church on Sunday December 15th at 6 PM.
Sunday, December 15th, the Oak Ridge Community Band/Wind Ensemble will present its annual Christmas Sing-Along Concert at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge. This is a FREE performance, and dress is casual. The band will perform seasonal favorites and accompany the audience in singing familiar Christmas carols. There will be refreshments in the lobby. Be sure to bring family and friends for this special Christmas celebration with music. For more information, call 865-482-3568 or visit www.orcb.org.
The Anderson County Veteran Service office, located in Room 114 of the Anderson County Courthouse in Clinton is again this year a collection point for the Toys-4-Tots program with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. If you are interested in donating, please drop off a new, unwrapped toy by December 12th. There is a box located outside the Veteran Services officer’s office/waiting room, you can place your donation there or give to Leon Jaquet or a member of his staff.
The Clinton Rotary Club’s Coats for the Cold drive is underway again. The drop off point is Fox Toyota in Clinton and they are accepting everything warm from new and gently used sweatshirts on up. This is the 8th year for the coat drive and they have collected over 5000 coats in that time. If you cannot make it to Fox Toyota, call ET Stamey at 865-755-3186 and he can pick them up and deliver them to the dealership for you. Coats will be distributed through Anderson County Community Action through February 1st.
The Holiday Bureau of Anderson County is asking for the community’s support as they are in need of financial assistance. They have about 25 volunteers who work hundreds of hours refurbishing toys to like-new condition, sizing clothing, and repairing electronics as well as performing various other tasks. The Holiday Bureau distributes items to over 750 families. They try to give each child one new toy along with refurbished toys, games, crafts, books and clothing and each family receives holiday decorations and a $35 food voucher. They hope to raise enough money that they do not have to turn anyone away due to a lack of funding. For more information on how you can help, call the Holiday Bureau at 865-483-7831.
Members of the Blount County Fire Department are once again holding their Coats for the Community coat drive, aimed at providing winter coats to those who need them. This year’s goal is $20,000 and officials say that they are already over halfway to that goal, thanks in large part to an auction that raised over $10,000 earlier this month at First Baptist Church in Maryville. Working with area retailers, who give firefighters discounts on the coats, the program provided 2500 people with coats last year, including some 1800 children. The program began in 1994 and to get a coat, recipients only have to answer one question, namely, does your home have a working smoke detector? If they do not, firefighters will visit them at home, install the detector and let them know how to test them and replace the batteries. While monetary donations are greatly appreciated, firefighters are also collecting gently used coats that they will clean before distributing them to the public. If you would like to help out, send a check to PO Box 4488, Maryville, TN 37802, or call 865-983-2133 to donate by credit card.
Anderson County Toys for Tots is back in full swing for the upcoming holiday season and you can drop off new toys for kids in need at Secret City Chrysler in Oak Ridge and at Ray Varner Ford in Clinton. On Facebook, they can be found by searching "AC Toys for Tots." There, you can find a running list of kids, ages, sizes and needed toys as well as links to PayPal to make donations.
The Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited is again offering its Introduction to Fly Tying course. This popular class fills up fast—and it's a great Christmas gift. Guided one-on-one by experienced instructors, students will tie nine different trout flies that are effective in area tailwaters and in the mountains. Techniques learned will enable participants to tie many other flies as well. The course is limited to a maximum of 12 students. Six classes are scheduled for Thursday evenings, 7-9, from Jan. 16 through Feb. 27 (no class on Feb. 13), at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 158 W. Norris Road, Norris. Cost is $125 including an illustrated manual, all materials and, for newcomers, a one-year membership to Trout Unlimited. Tools will be loaned free of charge to students who don't have their own. Class proceeds benefit the Clinch River Chapter's conservation and youth education projects. Everyone interested should contact Buzz Buffington at email@example.com or (865) 463-7167, for more information or to reserve a spot.
if your plans today—or any Wednesday during basketball season—involve eating out, consider Chili’s on Clinton Highway in Knoxville. If you eat there, be sure to tell your server that “this is for Clinton High School basketball” and 10% of your total bill will be donated to the Clinton High School basketball program. It is an easy—and tasty—way to support local student-athletes.
The Norris Fire Department is seeking donations for this years visit from Fire Santa. Every year in mid December, Santa visits the City of Norris and has the Norris Fire Department assist him in traveling around the city passing out candy treats and small toys to the young girls and boys he meets. He is here checking his naughty or nice list in preparation for Christmas Eve. The Norris Fire Department will accept donations of new toys, stuffed animals or dolls, games for boys or girls ages 2 thru 12. Also the department will accept any and all cash donations. Please make checks payable to the Norris Volunteer Fire Department. Donations will be accepted thru December 5th.
South Clinton Baptist invites everybody to join them this Sunday and every Sunday for church. Sunday School begins at 9:45 am and the church service begins at 11:00 am. They also have Children's Church (BLAST) for children in Pre-K through 5th grade. If anybody young or old or anybody in between needs a ride, please call the church office at 865-457-0863.
The Briceville Volunteer Fire Dept will be holding its annual Turkey Shoot fundraiser every Saturday starting September 14th starting at 5:00 pm. The turkey shoot, now an annual rite of fall, is held at the corner of Briceville Highway and Bill Black Lane. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes on most rounds. For more information, contact Clifford at 242-5799 or James at 630-1050. Everyone is welcome to come and join the fun!
The Clinton Physical Therapy Center Relay for Life team is selling beautiful mums for the fall from Stanley’s Greenhouse to benefit the American Cancer Society. There area variety of colors available including yellow, orange, rust, pink and purple. Mums may be pre-ordered by calling 865-457-8237 or stopping by Clinton Physical Therapy Center at 1921 North Charles Seivers Boulevard in Clinton, where you can pick yours out.
Walnut Hill Baptist Church in Harriman has started a Clothes Closet and Food Bank for people in need. The new ministry will be open every Tuesday from 11 am to 4 pm. For more information, contact Faye Daniels at Walnut Hill Baptist Church by phone at 865-590-7192.
TENNderCare is Tennessee’s commitment to see that children and teens have the best start to a healthy life. TENNderCare is a free program of check-ups and health care services for children from birth to age 21 who are TennCare eligible. A check-up includes: a health history; complete physical exam; lab tests as needed; vision and hearing screenings; developmental and behavioral screenings when appropriate; and advice on how to keep your child healthy. In addition, dental and behavioral services are also available. In Anderson County for more information call the Health Department at 865-425-8800.
SAIL (Staying Active and Independent for Life) is an exercise program that can be done seated or standing at the Clinton Community Center beginning May 13th with sessions set for Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00-2:00. Older adults who do strength and balance exercises regularly can decrease their risk of falling. For more info please contact the Anderson County Office on Aging at 865-457-3259.
The city of Clinton has announced the dates for this year’s car seat inspection events. It is very easy to remember as they take place on the first Tuesday of every month from 5 to 8 pm at Clinton Fire Station #1 on Longmire Road. Car seat inspections will take place on November 5th and December 3rd. The car seat safety inspections are sponsored by the Clinton Police and Fire Departments, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol working in conjunction with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area. For more information call 865-541-8622.
Rising seniors at Clinton High School and Anderson County High School will have the opportunity to become tnAchieves (pronounced Tennessee Achieves) scholars this fall and receive scholarships to local community colleges. Local mentors are now being recruited to help these students make their way through the college entrance process. This is a minimal time commitment that can make a difference for a lifetime! If you would like to volunteer please call Hoppy Merryman with GEAR UP Anderson County at 865-963-8467 for more information or apply at www.tnAchieves.org.
To find out more about Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention--or ASAP--of Anderson County, call 865-457-3007 or visit them online at www.ASAPofAnderson.org.
The City of Clinton has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city. Messages delivered via the CodeRED system will include major fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, natural disasters, abductions, major water system problems, bomb threats and other emergencies. Residents who live inside the city limits will also have the option to be notified when the National Weather Service issues tornado warnings and other severe weather information. All individuals and businesses are urged to log onto the city of Clinton website (www.clintontn.net) and follow the link to the CodeRED enrollment page. Those without Internet access may call the Clinton Police Dept dispatch center at 865-457-3112, Monday through Friday, (10am-5pm) and supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers can be entered as well. All businesses and individuals, who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number should register.
The Free Medical Clinic of Briceville sponsored by the Clinton Baptist Association is open, providing basic health care to uninsured, low-income residents of Anderson and surrounding counties. The facility is located in Briceville on Highway 116 across the road from the Post Office. Appointments are taken on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon by calling 865-426-0037. Patients will be seen each Wednesday beginning at 9 am.
The Anderson County Volunteer Rescue Squad is looking for dedicated, community-minded individuals 18 years old or older to volunteer to serve their community. Support members are always needed to handle things like paperwork, maintenance and fundraising. If you are interested in search operations, rope work, swift water rescue or using the jaws of life, the Squad provides all training and equipment as well as free medical training to those interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Responder. Come by the Rescue Squad station at 145 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway in Clinton on the first, second or fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm to pick up an application, or call 865-457-7121. You can also visit www.acvrs.net to find out more.
The Marlow Volunteer Fire Department is in need of help! They need firefighters and support personnel ASAP! All skills and talents can be put to good use. For more information call 865-457-7846 or 865-310-1955. Help them help you!
The Atomic Trades and Labor Council announces its Medical Screening Program. As a former hourly or salaried worker at Y-12 or X-10, are you aware that you may have been exposed to radioactive or toxic substances such as asbestos, uranium, hydrofluoric acid, nitric acid, solvents, thorium and beryllium? In some cases, it can take years for symptoms to develop from these types of exposures. The purpose of the exam is to detect work-related illnesses as early as possible. You will receive a complete physical exam, chest x-ray, hearing test, breathing test and blood work including a beryllium blood test. For more information call 865-483-8471 or visit www.atlcunion.org.
The Anderson County Solid Waste Management department operates a recycling facility for Anderson County residents at 1480 Blockhouse Valley Road. The hours of operation at the center are from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the FIRST and THIRD Saturdays of every month. Residents can recycle tires at the center and there is no limit as to the number of tires you can bring in. If you have a large tire load, call the department at 463-6845 to let them know your are coming. Automotive oil and oil filters, along with antifreeze, can be recycled provided the fluids are poured into sealed plastic containers. Major appliances like refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners and water heaters will be accepted, along with just about any type of battery you may have. Latex and oil-based paints can be recycled in 1-, 2-, or 5-gallon containers ONLY. Substances like varnishes, thinners, stains or other hazardous household waste cannot be recycled, instead, they are collected during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection events held during the year. Cell phones, fluorescent bulbs and toner and printer cartridges can also be recycled. The center on Blockhouse Valley Road is for private citizens only, not for businesses. For more information about the recycling services available in Anderson County, contact Solid Waste Management at 865-463-6845.
Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) of Anderson County: www.ASAPofAnderson.org
Anderson County Veterans Service Officer Leon Jaquet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinton High School Football: www.clintondragonsfootball.com
Anderson County Trustee's Office: http://www.andersoncountytrustee.com/
Anderson County Chamber of Commerce: www.andersoncountychamber.org
Anderson County Sheriff's Department-- www.tnacso.net
Anderson County Clerk's Office-- www.andersoncountyclerk.com
City of Clinton--- www.clintontn.net
Anderson County Election Commission--- www.acelect.com
Tennessee Wildlife Federation-- www.tnwf.org
Do Not Call-- www.donotcall.gov
Anderson County government: www.andersontn.org
American Red Cross-- www.redcross.org
Medic Regional Blood Center-- www.medicblood.com
Coal Creek Watershed Foundation-- www.coalcreekaml.com
Anderson County Tourism-- www.yallcome.org
Anderson County Property Assessor-- www.acgis.net
Anderson County School System-- www.acs.ac
Discover East TN-- www.DiscoverET.org
City of Oak Ridge-- www.cortn.org
Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited-- www.crctu.com
Green McAdoo Cultural Center & Museum-- www.greenmcadoo.com
American Museum of Science and Energy-- www.amse.org
Mayor's Commission On Clinton's 21st Century-- www.walktothefuture.com
First Baptist Church of Clinton-- www.firstbaptistclinton.com
Roane County Election Commission--- www.roaneelections.com
Blount County Government: http://www.blounttn.org
Alcoa City Government: www.cityofalcoa-tn.gov/
Maryville City Government: www.maryvillegov.com/
Clinton City Schools: www.clintonschools.org
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