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Updated:  July 31, 2014

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The Oak Ridge Community Band will present a free concert at AK Bissel Park on Sunday night at 7 pm.  The concert will feature performances by Deidre Ford and the Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts’ Ballet Gloria.  The show will feature summertime music with Dixieland, marches, swing, jazz and contemporary pieces.  For more information, call 865-482-3568 or visit www.orcb.org.

The Clinton Police Department is hosting a lawnmower race on Sunday August 3rd at 3 pm at the Anderson County Fairgrounds in honor of Joseph Dillman, a local boy battling cancer. The event is free and everyone is welcome to come and cheer on Joseph as he races to beat the officers.

Medic Regional Blood Center wants to send some lucky donors off to the races at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23.    Donors who give blood at any location now through August 15 will be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to Irwin Tools Race Night.     Medic has three sets of tickets up for grabs.   “This is a fun promotion and we know we have lots of NASCAR fans in our area.   We hope this promotion gets people off the fence and in donor chairs,” explains Christi Fightmaster, Director of Public Relations.  Donors are always welcome at 1601 Ailor Avenue or 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut but community drives are also planned.

·         August 8, Kroger, 1820 Roane State Highway, 12pm – 7pm, Bloodmobile.

·         August 12, Kingston Community Center, 201 Patton Ferry Road, 11am – 6pm, Inside Banquet Room.

·         August 13, Walmart, 11am – 6pm, Bloodmobile. 

Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds or more (16 year-olds weighing 120 pounds or more can donate but must have parental consent) and all donors must have positive identification. 

The Mayme Carmichael School Organization, Inc. (MCSO) will host their 1st Annual Banquet on Saturday, August, 16, 2014 at the New Hope Center located at 602 Scarboro Road in Oak Ridge. The event will be full of fun and excitement with doors opening at 5:00 P.M.  Nearly 400 guests will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, live auction, dinner and entertainment. The emcee for the evening will be Mel Clemmons, a graduate of Harriman High School and the University of Tennessee; and founder of the Superheroes Foundation. Former University of Tennessee football player, Inky Johnson, will be the guest speaker and Oliver Springs native and 2013 American Idol Contestant, Janelle Arthur, will provide a musical performance. Tickets are $30 per person/ $50 per couple and $250 per table.                             

What: MCSO 1st Annual Banquet
When: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.
Where: New Hope Center- 602 Scarboro Road in Oak Ridge
“We are very excited to host this event for such an outstanding organization”, said Julia Daniel, MCSO president. Having Mr. Johnson and our very own Janelle Arthur come and support us is amazing and we are truly thankful for their support.

MCSO is a 501 C (3) organization dedicated “to preserving the heritage of the African American community, promote education, and support the development of Carmichael Park” on Fritts Road. Located in the jurisdiction of Roane County, the site is the landmark of the historical Black School location. The park’s future use will include: walking trails and outdoor recreational space for community activities; indoor space for community meetings and events; and will consist of enhanced restoration of the natural and scenic areas. Additionally, the organization will educate visitors about the historical significance of the Carmichael Park’s site with walk-through displays and exhibits.  To purchase your tickets and to find out how you can support MCSO, please visit www.mcsoinc.org. For business and corporate sponsorship, please contact Faye Curd at faye.curd@yahoo.com.

Second Opinion, a group of Methodist Medical Center physicians and friends who perform classic rock, will provide music for dancing Saturday, Aug. 16, during the Atomic Blast, the annual fundraiser for the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge.  The fundraiser will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. in the Parish Life Center of St. Mary’s Church, 327 Vermont Ave. It will include a catered dinner, Celebrity Dance Contest, and live auction conducted by the entertaining Bear Stephenson.  Second Opinion was formed about 20 years ago. The group, which has had several generations of physician band members, plays for charitable and other local events.  Other highlights of the event will be a silent auction, a new “Atomic Blast Signature Drink,” and wine and beer for purchase.  Tickets cost $60 and can be purchased online at www.fmcor.org (click on the Atomic Blast tab). Or you can buy a ticket at the FMCOR office, 116 East Division Rd. (behind Zaxby’s restaurant) in Oak Ridge.  The third option is to make a check payable to the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge, with “Atomic Blast tickets” on the notation line. Then mail the check to the address above, adding Oak Ridge, TN 37830.  The Free Medical Clinic provides medical services to residents of Anderson, Roane, and Morgan counties who lack health insurance and cannot afford medical care.

Saturday August 2nd from 7am to 10am, the Blair Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all you can eat biscuit / gravy breakfast at the fire station located at 1911 Old Harriman Hwy in Oliver Springs.  For more information call 865-435-2032.   

The Clinton Dragon football team will be at the Clinton Wal-Mart on August 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  They will be giving away orange & black wrist bands and this event is sponsored by Xtreme Automotive. 

The Clinton Church of Christ invites the community to Vacation Bible School "The Race is On! Running with Jesus Every Day" next week, July 27-31. Sunday's program will be 6 to 8pm; Monday through Thursday will be 7 to 9pm.  The theme this year is a footrace, and we will explore these lessons: Train for Success--Put on God's Armor, Find your Stride--Help Others, Win a Medal--Seek good Friends, Set a Record--Always do your Best, and Endure to the Finish--Be like Jesus.  There will be a class for children of every age, from cradle roll through high school.  Each class will study a Bible lesson, participate in crafts and games, enjoy snacks, and a trip to see Clyde the Camel and the Puppetland Crew.  An adult class will be held each night with speakers from around the region: Sunday: David Powell, Asbury church of Christ, Monday: Darryl Glenn, LaFollette church of Christ, Tuesday: Tim Forlines, Claxton church of Christ, Wednesday: Richard Bentley, Clinton church of Christ, and Friday: Stan Day, Elgin church of Christ. Please call 457-0803 or email churchofchristclinton@gmail.com with any questions.  The Clinton church is located at 500 North Main Street in downtown Clinton.  You may find out more about us at www.clintonchurch.com 

The American Cancer Society is hosting the Third Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner in Anderson County on Saturday, September 6th at the 205 Main in Clinton at 6:30 PM.  Table Hosts/Celebrity Waiters are currently being recruited.  The role of the Celebrity Waiter is to invite eight people to sit at their table and serve dinner to them.  Experience is not necessary --- just a sense of adventure and competition. Throughout the fun filled evening guests at the table will be encouraged to tip their waiters for good service and tallies will be run throughout the evening for competition.  The waiter with the most tips at the end of the evening will be crowned the 2014 Celebrity Waiter of the Year!  There is also a prize package opportunity for waiters raising the most money.  This is a great way for cancer survivors to get family, friend, co-workers and church family to rally around them in their fight against cancer or to celebrate their cure.  Churches are also encouraged to get a table together to participate in this event.  Waiters may dress up as the celebrity of your choice if desired, but this is not a requirement. Waiters are also encouraged to decorate their own table to a specific theme or to match their celebrity status. Comedian, Shane Rhyne will provide entertainment during the meal.  A dessert auction will be held to conclude the dinner.  The evening is meant to be fun and exciting!  It is another way to help people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer!  If you would like to be a part of this event as a table host, celebrity waiter or would just like to receive an invitation to the event, please contact Kelly Lenz at Clinton Physical Therapy Center at 457-1649 or CPTCKLENZ@aol.com.  There is no cost to attend the event, but tips are expected!  Sponsorship opportunities are also available for event sponsor, dinner sponsor and dessert auction sponsor.  

Are there any blood donors out there who are adrenaline junkies?   Medic Regional Blood Center is hoping that there are and offering up a thrilling prize to one lucky donor.  Donate during the month of July for a chance to win a pair of zip line tickets from Adrenaline Adventures located in Kodak, Tennessee.   “One lucky donor will win the tickets which will be given away in early August.  We are so proud to partner with such great businesses who are so supportive of our mission.   In addition to entering to win the zip line tickets, all donors will walk away with a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich coupon,” explains Christi Fightmaster, Medic Spokesperson.   The entry process is easy, donate blood at any of their locations now through the end of July.  Donors are always welcome to visit one of two donors centers:  1601 Ailor Avenue or 1100 Kingston Pike in Farragut.   Community drives are also planned for added convenience. 

·         July 31, *Papa Murphy’s Pizza, 1133 Oak Ridge Turnpike, 11am – 7pm, Bloodmobile. *Free Large Pizza for Donors 

Donors must be 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds or more (16 year-olds weighing 120 pounds or more can donate but must have parental consent) and all donors must have positive identification. 

The Anderson County Community Action Commission will be taking applications for the GREEN commodity card beginning on Monday July 21 thru August 1st, 2014.  The hours will be Monday thru Friday from 8 am- 12 p.m.   To sign up for a card you MUST have with you: Proof of ALL household income, know birth dates and social security numbers for everyone in the household, and PHOTO ID for everyone over the age of 18. If you have a GREEN commodity card, you DO NOT have to sign back up. Their office is located at 149 North Main Street in Clinton, TN.  For more information on this equal opportunity program please call our office @ 457-5500.  The commodities will be handed out on Thursday August 14, 2014 from 10 am- 1 pm at the National Guard Armory In Clinton TN.  Participants will need to have their GREEN commodity card and 6 brown paper bags. 

A benefit 5K will be held on August 2nd at 8 am on the Melton Lake Greenway in Oak Ridge to raise money for the Colton Stout Scholarship Fund.  The 1st annual “Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride” 5K honors the memory of Colton Stout, an EMT and firefighter, who lived every day to the fullest.  Registration fees from now through the 2nd are $40 with an additional $5 for a timed run.  The event is sponsored by Ingenium Professional Services and Turnkey Technical Services and you can find out more by calling Tammy Pressnell and 865-425-0671 or emailing her at 1tlpressnell@ttsllc.org.  You can sign up by following this link:  http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=19843&z=1404396525868

Beech Park Baptist Church’s Kid’s Day Out Summer Fun Program has openings in ages 6 weeks to 5th grade.  Tues. & Thurs. 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Lots of fun activities and field trips for the summer.  For more information please contact the church office at 435-0045.

There will be a flea market in the parking lot in front of the Don Lockard Gymnasium at Clinton High School every Saturday from now until it gets too cold.  Gates open at 7 am and close at around 1 pm and to set up a spot made up of two parking spaces, there is only a $10 set-up fee, proceeds from which will benefit the Clinton High School athletic department.  You pay the set-up fee and keep the proceeds from whatever you sell.  Farmers are welcome so come on down every Saturday morning beginning at 7 am at Clinton HS.

The Clinton Public Library is expanding its hours. Starting June 2, you’ll be able to access the Library a half hour earlier every day. The Library’s new hours will be Monday through Thursday 9:30 to 7:00, Friday 9:30 to 5:00, and Saturday 9:30 to 3:00.  Then, don’t forget our Friends of the Library Book Sale. There will be a Friends member’s only sale from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 31.  The sale will be open to the public on June 2, 3, and 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Library also has a new Topaz magnifier. This machine will be of great service to our patrons that have vision difficulties. The magnifier will also be of use to patrons trying to decipher hard to read documents from our local history collection. This machine was generously donated to the Library by Rodney and Debbie Moore.  Finally, our popular computer classes will be back in August with more offerings and the option to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a technology trainer.  The Clinton Public Library is located at 118 S. Hicks Street in Clinton. For more information, please call the Library at (865) 457-0519 or visit www.clintonpubliclibrary.org.

Kindergarten Readiness Class:  Parents—do you have a rising Kindergarten student?  Come and learn about being ready for Kindergarten from a UT Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent.  This class will teach strategies that will prepare both you and your student for success!  Childcare will be provided.  Please RSVP to the Library by calling (865) 457-0519.  For more information about the class, contact Abbie Cary at (865) 457-6246.  The Clinton Public Library is located at 118 S. Hicks Street in Clinton.  For more information about these programs, call the Library at (865) 457-0519 or visit the Library Website at www.clintonpubliclibrary.org

The 2014 Summer Reading Club at the Clinton Public Library will feature a variety of science-themed, educational, and fun programs to help fill your summer days.  Children from birth all the way to rising 12th grade are invited to join the free Reading Club that will run from June 1 to July 26.  This year children will explore science through reading as the Clinton Public Library presents “Fizz, Boom, Read!” as its summer reading theme.  Children may register for the Reading Club anytime from June 1 to July 7 at the Library or on the Library’s Website, www.clintonpubliclibrary.org.   At registration, children will receive a reading log to track the books they read throughout the summer.  Children who reach the reading goal set for their age group can claim a special prize at the Water Science Fun Finale on July 19 at 1:00 p.m. or anytime during the following week.  They will also be entered into a drawing for other great prizes.  Summer Reading Club programs will kick-off on June 9 at 1:00 p.m. with Royal Magic Events.  It will be an afternoon of face painting, balloon animals, and magic!  Other special events for the whole family include a presentation by Mr. Bond the Science Guy on July 7 at 1:00 p.m. and a Lego Club for the entire family every Thursday at 4:00 p.m.  Teens are invited to sign up for a three-part Stop Motion Film Camp occurring on June 20, June 27, and July 11 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Join Ms. Meg in learning to storyboard, writing a script, filming, creating audio, and editing on the computer. There is only room for 8 movie making teams, so register early! Elementary age children are invited to join in on the science fun this summer.  On June 16 at 1:00 p.m. come make a robot straight from the recycling bin.  Limited space is available, so be sure to sign up!  Be a mad scientist on June 23 at 1:00 p.m. and make your own slime.  On June 30 at 1:00 p.m. come and play with your food, and on July 14 at 1:00 p.m. come try to pop an unpoppable bubble. Family Story Time will be held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from June 11 through July 16.  These story times are geared for preschoolers, but all ages are welcome!  Ms. Michele will read science-focused books, perform experiments, and share a fun craft at each program.  Story time themes include Weather, Robot Fun, Mad Scientists, Play with your Food, Nature, and Ocean in a Bottle. No registration is necessary for story times.  All Summer Reading Club programs are completely free.  Find a brochure containing a complete list of events and descriptions at the Library or at www.clintonpubliclibrary.org.  Clinton Public Library is located at 118 S. Hicks Street in Clinton. For more information, please call the Library at (865) 457-0519 or visit www.clintonpubliclibrary.org.

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge and the Kindred Valor Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club (KVLEMC) will be holding several events over the next few weeks. 

  • Also the Anderson County FOP Lodge (424 Goans Ave., Clinton) will be available for public rental starting June 1st for weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, political events, church events, etc. Full kitchen is provided. Price of rental lodge includes both lodge and large field in the back. Catering services are available. Please contact: Nichole Lucas 865-566-1247 or clintonfop@gmail.com.

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.

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.   

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.

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.

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WEBSITES OF LOCAL INTEREST

Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) of Anderson County:  www.ASAPofAnderson.org

Anderson County Veterans Service Officer Leon Jaquet:  ljaquet@andersontn.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 Emergency Medical Services--- www.acems.net OR www.r2ems.com

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

Anderson County Register of Deeds--  www.andersondeeds.com OR www.andersondeeds.org.

TWRA-- www.tnwildlife.org

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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