Community Bulletin Board
Updated: March 27, 2015
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Someone in the Clinton area has found a military ring and is searching for its owner. If you have a lost a military ring in the past couple of days, please call 865-457-3696 and describe it.
Clinton Community Center announcements
2015 - EVENING - Learn to Swim
For further information contact: Jan Smith (Swimming Services
Coordinator) at 457-0642 Monday through Thursday between
8 am and 1pm.
The Coffey Library at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus will host its annual “Love Your Library” book sale March 31 and April 1 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. The sale will include paperbacks, textbooks, cookbooks, computer software books, children’s books, craft books, and more. Only cash and checks will be accepted. Checks need to be payable to the Roane State Foundation. Prices range from $1-3. The campus is located at 701 Briarcliff Ave. For more information, contact Christi Moss at (865) 354-3000, ext. 4739, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Charge Fitness Program, conveniently located @ 1921 N. Charles Seivers Blvd in Clinton, will be hosting a FREE Seminar on Lifestyles and Nutrition on April 2nd at 12:15 PM!! Juliann Chavez, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N. will be conducting the seminar. Juliann is a clinical dietitian and provides individual counseling, group classes, and community education throughout Knoxville and East Tennessee. Juliann received her Bachelor of Science in Scientific Nutrition and a Masters degree in Nutrition with a minor in Sociology at Texas A&M University. She completed her dietetic internship in the U.S. Army. Juliann completed her doctoral degree in Child and Family Studies in 2009 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Primary focus is on child and family nutrition with an emphasis on disease prevention. The presentation will focus on how nutritional needs change as one grows. A family based plan will be introduced that may meet the needs of one or multiple generations in one home. The community is invited to this informative seminar. If you have any questions, please contact Take Charge Fitness staff @ 865-457-8237.
Join First Baptist Church of Clinton for Shepherd's Table, a free community meal, this Saturday March 28 from 11-12:30 in the church’s Family Life Center. They will be serving tacos.
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Of Oak Ridge announced today the 9th Annual Family Kite Festival on Saturday April 25, 2015 beginning at 12 Noon until 4 PM on the front lawn of the church located at 127 Lafayette Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 on the corner of Lafayette Drive and Laboratory Road. The 9th Annual Family Kite Festival is totally free with free registration, treats, water and even a free Family Kite Festival Kite Workshop beginning at 12 Noon where kids and parents can build and decorate their own kite with free supplies and kit builder instructors provided by the event staff. Each Kite Kit includes plastic kite, sticks, kite tail & handle with string. Plus, every participant will receive a 9th Annual Family Kite Festival Certificate Of Participation. All children and parents need to do is contact First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Of Oak Ridge at 483-8433 any weekday between 9AM until 3PM and register for the event and kite workshop. Pre-registration is recommended to insure availability of Kite Workshop supplies the day of event. First Cumberland Presbyterian Church has been part of the Oak Ridge Community since 1953 and we look forward to presenting this exciting family event to the entire community. Contact Carol Williams at 865-483-8433 for more information or online at www.1stcpc.org
The Clinton High School baseball team will honor America’s veterans on Monday April 6th when they hold “Veterans’ Recognition Night” at the baseball field at Jaycee Park in Clinton. That night’s opponent will be the Oak Ridge Wildcats and the first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 pm. Veterans will receive a free meal and free admission to the ball game. Veterans may begin eating at 5 pm and will be recognized at home plate beginning at 6:15.
Sunday, April 19th, the Oak Ridge Wind Ensemble/Community Band will present its Spring Concert at 3:30 pm in the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center (1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge). Make plans to attend this outstanding concert program of musical favorites with guest director and former University of Tennessee assistant band conductor Walter McDaniel. Admission is $8 adults, $6 senior citizens/students. For more information, visit www.orcb.org or call 865-482-3568.
The Clinton Mobile Pantry in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee will hold a food distribution event on Saturday March 28th from 9 am until the food is gone at the Clinton Church of God at 635 Hillcrest Street in Clinton.
There will be a thousand women who gather for the upcoming Fresh Grounded Faith women's event in Clinton, TN. The event is hosted by one church but presented by a dozen co-host churches from the region May 1 & 2, 2015 The motto of Fresh Grounded Faith is “One Event. Many Churches. For Every Woman.” "It's inspiring to see so many different churches coming together in unity to bring this event to the area," says founder and featured speaker Jennifer Rothschild, who became blind at age 15. "The process of putting on a Fresh Grounded Faith event breaks down traditional denominational barriers, and brings women together. There are over a hundred volunteers from these different churches working together to bring this event to the area.” It’s the process that empowers women from the area to be focused on one goal - to create a life-changing experience for women. Using teams and team leaders, women have been meeting for months preparing for the big day. Local Conference Coordinator, Sid Brewer, says “It's a beautiful picture to see the Bride of Christ working together to impact the lost and disciple the redeemed. We are blessed to be partnering with Jennifer and her team from Fresh Grounded Faith to bring an incredible event where women can be revived, refreshed and renewed in their walk with Christ, all for the glory of God.” When the day arrives there will be over 120 volunteers present for the volunteers-only meet and greet getting their marching orders for the weekend. Every one of the volunteers plays an important role in the success of the event. “Listen, I may be on the platform in the spotlight with an award winning author and worship leader, but let me tell you, it’s the women who will pour you a cup of coffee, greet you with a smile, and point you to the restrooms that will set the tone for this event,” says Rothschild. “It’s all about creating an atmosphere where every woman feels welcome. We’ve got women in attendance that have a deep and rich faith, but we also have women who have a small cup of faith, or no faith experience at all. Everyone is welcome - we want to meet women where they are. We’re just real women wanting a refreshing experience that’s packed with relevant truth for everyday living,” Rothschild says. The event is being held at Second Baptist Church and will feature popular Bible teacher Jennifer Rothschild, best-selling author Vicki Courtney, and Dove Award winning worship leader and guest artist Meredith Andrews. The event will take place at Second Baptist Church, 777 Public Safety Drive, Clinton, TN 37716. Tickets can be purchased by calling the host church at 865- 457-2046 or toll free 1-800-859-7992, or by visiting www.FreshGroundedFaith.com. Other churches co-hosting the event include: Beech Park Baptist Church - Oliver Springs, TN; First Baptist Church-Clinton - Clinton, TN; Clinch River Baptist Church - Lake City, TN; Kellytown Baptist Church - Oliver Springs, TN; First Baptist Church-Andersonvile - Andersonville, TN; First Baptist Church-Norris - Norris, TN; Belmont Heights Baptist Church - Knoxville, TN; NorthStar Church - Knoxville, TN; Grace Lutheran Church - Knoxville, TN; Calvary Baptist Church - Oak Ridge, TN; Salem Baptist Church - Knoxville, TN.
Anderson County Community Action is now accepting applications for the free 2015 garden seed program. The deadline to have applications returned to ACCAC will be April 20th. Please be sure to provide birth dates and social security numbers for all household members along with proof of all household income (Not a bank statement). The program is for Anderson County residents only! This program is funded by United Way of Anderson County, Tennessee Department of Human Services, and local church donations. For more information on how to sign-up for the seeds or make a donation to the Garden Seed Program please call 457-5500 and leave a message for Angie.
New Hope Baptist Church at 940 Lovely Bluff Road in Rocky Top will hold a benefit singing for Sam Bailey on Saturday March 28th at 6 pm and everyone is welcome.
New Hope Baptist Church at 940 Lovely Bluff Road in Rocky Top will hold its 2nd annual Fundraiser in the church Fellowship Hall on Saturday April 4th beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are $5 each and include spaghetti & bread OR a BBQ sandwich, chips, dessert and a drink. An auction will also be held with items like an industrial fryer, 2 day passes to Dollywood, dinners from Buddy’s BBQ, Aquarium tickets, acoustic guitars and many more will be up for bid. Come on out for a fun evening and help the church raise some money to support its continued service to the community.
Courts of Praise Church in Harriman would like to invite you to join them April 5th at 11am for their Easter Service in the Harriman High School Auditorium. Immediately following service we will have our Helicopter Egg Drop!!! There will be 4,000 Easter eggs filled with candy and small toys, plus a few BIG surprises!! Egg hunters will be split in to different age categories.
You are invited to “break out of the winter blues” and grab your dancing shoes to celebrate the start of spring at a Band Dance at the Clinton Community Center on Thursday March 26th from 6:30 to 9 pm. Music will be provided by the Mood Swings. Attendees are asked to bring finger foods. Admission is $6 person and the event is sponsored by the Thursday Night Dance Group. For more information, call Bea at 865-457-1840 or Alene at 865-457-9416.
The fundraising telethon and concert to support the Anderson County Remote Area Medical—or RAM—Expedition coming to First Baptist Church of Clinton’s Family Life Center April 11th and 12th, postponed last month because of the weather, has been rescheduled for Friday March 27th from 7 to 9 pm. Come on out to RAM JAM and enjoy tons of local singers and musicians as well as concessions and fellowship and raise money for a great cause. If you cannot make it that night, tune in to WYSH or BBB-TV and donate from home at www.andersoncountyram.com. RAM will provide free medical, dental and vision services to those in need that weekend and all donations will support the clinic.
MEDIC Regional Blood Center is making an emergency appeal for blood donations. MEDIC says in the last week, there's been a spike in the amount of blood needed by local hospitals. Along with the demand, there's been a drop in donations due to the weeks of ice and snow, contributing to the shortage. While Type O negative blood donors are needed immediately, inventory is low on all blood types.
| 961 E. Tri-County Blvd | Oliver Springs, TN 37840. Sunday, April
5-Wednesday, April 8. Special singing and preaching nightly.
Crystal Lodge #616 in Briceville will have a hot dog dinner on Friday April 3, 2015. Cost is $5 per person - Kids 12 & under are $3. We are located at 920 Andy's Ridge Rd, Briceville. Come out and join us.
The City of Rocky Top, Tennessee will present the inaugural Rocky Top Bluegrass Festival 2015, featuring 2 days/nights (Friday night and all day Saturday ) of pickin', singin', and dancin' in Good Ole' Rocky Top, Tennessee! The Festival kicks off Friday, April 24th and continues Saturday, April 25th at George Templin Memorial Athletic Field, located at 214 Main Street in Rocky Top, Tennessee!
Gates Open 4:30pm Friday. Music starts at 6pm. Music start at 11am Saturday. Tickets are $25.00 for Friday, $35.00 for Saturday or $50.00 for both days. Children 10 and under get in free with a paid adult. Buy tickets online at http://www.rockytopbluegrassfestival.com/ or at Marks Pharmacy in Rocky Top, or Rocky Top City Hall. For information, you can also contact Stephanie Wells at the Anderson County Tourism Council by phone at 865-457-4547 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Special area accommodation packages are being offered including the following at KOA Campgrounds:
Packages include 2 nights camping plus 2 tickets for both days of festival.
All prices INCLUDE TAX
No Hook up Tent Site 134.16
Tent site with Electric 151.10
Water and Electric Only 160.00
Full Hook up 30 amp 172.30
Full Hook up 50 amp 176.54
Rustic Cabin sleeps 4 185.02
Rustic Cabin sleeps 6 195.62
Deluxe Cabin with bathroom sleeps 4 263.46
Check out the site types (with Pictures) on KOA.COM
May purchase extra tickets at campground office………Call 1-800-562-8513 and use BG as discount code for these rates
Clinton / Knoxville KOA
Phone: (865) 494-9386
The Anderson County Office on Aging will be hosting a community bingo game on the second Wednesday of every month at Summit View Nursing Home in Rocky Top at 3 pm for those Anderson County residents who are 60 or older. There will be snacks provided and prizes given away.
First Christian Church of Harriman is having their annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 28 at River Front Park in Harriman from 2:30 to 4:30 or until all the eggs have been found. Please come by for a fun afternoon. All are welcome!
City of Clinton - Parks & Recreation Department
2015 - American Red Cross - Lifeguard Course
Cost $100 - per student - No Phone Registrations will be accepted.
Go to Clinton Community Center - Main office; register and pay the $35 - nonrefundable book fee. Go to Pre- Requisite Testing held Thursday March 26th, 5 to 9pm. After passing the pre-test you must pay the remaining $65, to be enrolled in our 2015 LG course and receive your course materials.
a. By holding 2 - 4-hour sessions we are attempting complete this course in 1 weekend instead of 2 weekends. Attendance to all classes is still mandatory for students to pass this course.
3. Pre-Requisites Testing –THURSDAY – March 26th - 5 to 9pm CCC - Indoor Pool.
Candidates must attend all classes to be eligible for an ARC-LG/CPR/ AED/1stAid certifications. You must provide proof of age at this time ex. Drivers license or learners permit. Watch videos for chapters for chapters 1 & 2 in your student manual.
Minimum requirements – Age 15 or older
a. Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:
*100 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing with a stabilizing kick.
*100 yards of breaststroke using a pull / breathe, kick and glide sequence.
*100 Yards of either front crawl or breaststroke or combination there of
b. starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve
A 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
5. Course Outline – Be prepared for water or land classes each time we meet.
a. Friday – March 27th 5 to 9pm- Chapters 3 & 4 Recognition & Response
b. Saturday – March 28th 8am to 4pm- Chapter 5, 6 & 7
Chapter 8-Pg 130 -140 Finial Written Exam Section 1–CPR/AED Part 1-30 Questions Part 2-10 Questions
c. Sunday – March 29th 8am to 4pm - Chapter 8, 9 & 10 Final Skills Scenarios-In water
Final Written Exam - Section 2 – First Aid & Head, Neck & Back Injury
At the end of Sunday 03/29/2015 session if this group needs additional time to complete the skill test or written exam necessary to comply with the ARC standards we will meet again on Monday March 30 @ 5pm.
Each person should bring their lunch daily; we will have 30 minutes for a meal. Vending machines are available. You must demonstrate knowledge sufficient to perform the life guarding skills taught during course. Display a maturity level that will allow you to respond appropriately in many emergency situations. You must also correctly answer 80% of the questions on 3 Final Written Exams, followed by the In-Water final skills scenarios. Come prepared each time we meet to work in the water & out. We do not want to miss an opportunity to move forward because one person is not prepared.
Questions please contact your American Red Cross Life Guard Instructor
Jan Smith @ 457-0642 Monday -Thursday 8am to 4pm
The public is invited to attend the Relay For Life event in downtown Clinton on Saturday, April 25th starting at 2:00 PM and running until midnight. For more information call Kelly Lenz at 457-1649 or visit: www.relayforlife.org/eastandersontn.
The Coal Creek Miners Museum board/volunteers and the City of Rocky Top have been applying for grants to fund the remodel of the new Coal Creek Miners Museum building. Before the holidays, they applied for an Appalachian Resource Commission grant and two other grants from private foundations. Meanwhile, a Spring Cleaning Day will be held at the future home of the museum. If you would like to help, plan on meeting at the future museum on April 11th at 9 a.m. We will work until noon. The museum cleaning will be the last community service opportunity for Coal Creek Scholars who are seniors at Anderson County High School to qualify for CCWF scholarships.
The Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chili supper and auction on Saturday March 28th beginning at 5 pm at Andersonville Elementary School (located next to the fire station on Mountain Road. The menu will include chili, hot dogs, cornbread, crackers and a drink, plus pies and other desserts will be auctioned off. Tickets are $6 and donations of pies and desserts for the auction are being accepted. For more information, call Gina or Jessica at 865-494-0563.
The Rocky Top Public Library will once again be a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Tax Site!! This is a FREE service offered to the community by appointment only!! Please make an appointment by calling the library at 865-426-6762 or asking at the front desk!! Again, the service will be offered by appointment only so call the library today and schedule your time to come in and get your taxes done.
The Oak Ridge Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Group (VITA) is providing free income tax preparation assistance at the former Trinity United Methodist Church building, 320 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge. Income taxes will be prepared and electronic transmittals will be available - all at no cost to the taxpayer. Taxpayers should bring in their last year's return, all social security cards, W-2's or 1099's, photo identification and current health insurance information. Also, taxpayers who own their homes should bring all property taxes paid on the home in 2014. All returns will be filed electronically with the IRS - and bank account numbers and routing numbers will be needed for direct deposit of refunds. VITA will not have IRS forms and Publications available. The service will be available February 2nd through April 15th. The service is open to walk-ins only and no appointments will be scheduled. Hours for tax prep will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m. weekdays and from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturdays. For further information contact John Murray at 865-483-6870.
It's tax season and the Roane County United Way is here to help. Our VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program will be in full swing next month. VITA volunteers will be helping with individual tax returns and there is no cost to the citizen. That's right...It's FREE. In addition to free tax prep, local partners have volunteered to be available for free financial counseling. They will offer expertise knowledge on a variety of financial topics such as budgeting, credit counseling, and banking. The Roane County United Way's VITA hours of operation will be as follows: Every Wednesday and Thurs. starting February 4th through April 15th from 12 Noon to 4 pm. Scheduled appointments will be available. To have a tax return completed, please bring the following: photo ID, social security card (and social security cards for all dependents), all forms (W-2, 1099s 1095s etc.), information for other income, information for all deductions/credits, and a copy of last year's tax return and pertinent healthcare forms. VITA will be held at the Roane County United Way located at 2735 Roane State Hwy in Harriman (in the Roane County Rescue Squad building, across from the Midtown Drive-In Theater). For more information, please call RCUW VITA volunteer, Paulette Lawson at 865-882-7711.
The American Red Cross depends upon a volunteer work force to deliver all of its programs: Disaster Response, Services to the Armed Forces, Health and Safety Education, and administrative functions such as finance, facilities and reception duties. There is a role just waiting for you! For more information, visit www.redcross.org or call 865-584-2999.
Free guitar lessons for senior citizens will be held Friday mornings at 9 am at the Oak Ridge Senior Citizen Center on Emory Valley Road. All levels of guitar players are welcome. Beginner’s lessons start at 9 am, and intermediate lessons at 10:00 am. Wendall Cook, who has many years of experience playing and teaching, conducts the lessons. Members from the class provide music for the Senior Citizens Center Christmas and Valentine’s Day parties and also play at various nursing homes and retirement centers as well as other venues from time to time. Free banjo lessons will also be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoons. Classes will last approximately one hour and are open to anyone who has an acoustic guitar, is 50 years old or older and has a desire to learn how to play. For more information, call the Senior Center at 865-425-3999 or visit www.orrecparks.org.
The “crowd funding” website for April’s Remote Area Medical—or RAM—Clinic at First Baptist Church in Clinton is up and accepting donations. The site can be found by following this link: http://www.gofundme.com/andersoncountyram.
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. You can also call 865-425-8715 to speak directly with a Community Outreach TENNderCare Representative.
On the first Thursday of every month, the Clinton Public Library will hold an open computer lab just for job seekers 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.
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 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.
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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