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Community Bulletin Board

Updated:  April 24, 2014

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Residents across the county are encouraged to dispose their unused medicine this Saturday as Anderson County participates in National Drug Take-Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  The Oak Ridge Police Department, Clinton Police Department, Norris Police Department, Lake City Police Department and Oliver Springs Police Department along with ASAP will host the event as part of a continued effort to reduce drug abuse and practice stewardship toward our environment.  From 10 AM until 2 PM this Saturday, April 26, 2014, medication may be dropped off with officers in the parking lot of The Oak Ridge Police Department, 200 S. Tulane Ave. or dropped in the bin at the locations listed below.  All packaging materials will be recycled. 

  • Clinton Police Department, 125 W. Broad Street, Clinton
  • Lake City Police Department, 104 Lawson Street, Lake City
  • Norris Police Department, 9 West Circle Road, Norris
  • Oliver Springs Police Department, 701 Main Street, Oliver Springs

For more information, call Officer Brandon Sharp at 865-556-6696 or ASAP at 865-457-3007.

What we accept for disposal:

  • Prescription medications (unwanted, expired, unused)
  • Antibiotics/steroids
  • Cold and flu medications
  • Vitamins/herbal supplements
  • Pet medications
  • Medication Samples
  • Medicated ointments/lotions
  • Unused sharps (epinephrine, unused pricking devices)

What we do NOT accept for disposal:

  • Business waste
  • Used needles and other sharps

Used needles and other sharps should be disposed by placing the sharps/needles in a sealed plastic container and putting that in with your household waste. 

On Monday’s edition of “Ask Your Neighbor,” local Bigfoot researcher Matt Seeber told you that a public meeting will be held on Saturday to discuss possible sightings of an as-of-yet-unidentified creature in the northern part of Anderson County.  We can now tell you that the meeting is set for this Saturday morning, April 26th, at 10 am at the Masonic Crystal Lodge #616 at 920 Andy’s Ridge Road in Briceville.  This is believed to be the first meeting of its kind held locally to discuss reported sightings of Bigfoot and organizers invite the public to come and share their personal experiences or just find out more about the alleged sightings, the most recent of which was reported just a couple of weeks ago.  For more information, visit www.easttennesseebigfoot.org.

The Anderson County Commission and its Nominating Committee are looking for citizens who would like to serve the remainder of an unexpired term on Civil Service Board through September of this year.  Interested residents can send a resume or pick up a request to serve form at the County Commission Office, 100 N. Main Street, Room 118, Clinton, TN, posted outside office door, download from the county’s web site at www.andersontn.org or contact Mary Murphy by phone 865-463-6866 or by fax at 865-457-6264.   The deadline for consideration as possible nominee will be Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12 noon. The Nominating Committee will meet on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in room 118A to select a nominee.

Relay for Life Schedule:  AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE – 2014 - East Anderson County

Location: DOWNTOWN CLINTON (By the Courthouse)

Saturday, April 26th from 5 PM to Sunday Apr 27th at 5 AM

5:00 PM Opening Ceremonies – National Anthem – Emmy Merritt/ Bagpipes – Jesse McCrary- NJROTC

5:15 PM PARADE OF TEAMS

5:30 PM SURVIVOR CEREMONY – Mayor Burton, Mayor Frank, Dr. Jose Malagon, and Courtney Elledge

6:00 PM CANCER SURVIVOR VICTORY LAP (all cancer survivors welcome to attend!!!)

6:45 PM CHS National Junior ROTC Drill

7:00 PM Celebrity Look Alike Contest Introduction (they will work the crowd from 7:15-8:15)

7:15 PM KYLE MOORE BAND PERFORMANCE

8:00 PM LIVE AUCTION (Come early to get your # & check out the many great items!!!!)

9:00 PM Road to Recovery Race: Announce the car show winners

9:15 PM Celebrity Look Alike Contest Winners Announced

9:30 PM THE OLIVERS' BAND PERFORMANCE

10:00 PM LUMINARIA CEREMONY – “Music by The Olivers” - In Memory & In Honor Laps

11:00 PM Line Dancing with Mika Yoshida from Take Charge Fitness Program

12:00 Karaoke

12:30 AM through the night teams will be walking the track and participating in games/events (the public is invited to attend & continue walking in support of this event.)

COME JOIN THE FUN ALL EVENING & NIGHT

Car Rally & Antique Tractors…Clinton Regional Antique Car Club…Bounce House & Carnival Type Kid’s Games…Magician – Danny Whitson…Cornhole Games…Dance Floor in Front of Hoskins...Tour the Firetruck or splash in the dump tank full of water…Zombie Face Painting & Face Painting with Kim Hutson…Tattoos, Crazy Hair, Hair Bows & Jewelry...Crafts – Glow Fairies in Jar, Custom Princess Wands, Glow Sticks, Pirate Hats…Hula Hoop Contest at Hoskins, Pie Eating Contest at Hoskins…Helium Balloons ‘In Honor’ or ‘In Memory’ for $3 each to be released at the event

FOOD & BEVERAGES:  Hoskins Soda Foundation will be open until 11 PM for Hamburgers & Banana Pudding...RFL teams will be selling:  Chili/Nachos/Cheese… Hot Dogs… Kabob – Veggie & Meat…Pizza…Cotton Candy…Funnel Cakes…Baked Goods… Hardee’s Biscuits at 4 am Saturday.

Take Charge Fitness Program at 1921 N. Charles Seivers in Clinton will begin offering the INSANITY workouts in May!  INSANITY training is high intensity training that will get your body ready for the summer!!  The cardio based total body conditioning program consists of plyometric drills and intervals of strength, power and resistance moves.  The program also includes abs and core training techniques.  Classes will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday evening and are open to the community!  Non-member participants can pay the weekly rate of $10 or purchase a 6 week INSANITY workout package for $45!!   You must be healthy without limitations to participate in the INSANITY program.  Contact Take Charge Fitness Program to register at 457-8237 or just come to class and get started!!  Classes start Thursday, 5/1/14 at 6:00 PM! 

Clinton Mobile Pantry in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee will hold a food distribution event on Saturday April 26th at the Clinton Church of God (635 Hillcrest Street, Clinton, TN 37716) from 9 am until all the food has been distributed.  They will serve breakfast from 8 to 10 am.

It is time for the monthly Alzheimer Support Group at Morning Pointe of Clinton.  Meeting time is 5:30-6:30 on Tuesday April 22. Our address is 960 S Charles G Seivers Blvd. Clinton, TN. For more information call LuAnn at 457-4005.

Beginning Sunday April 27th, Beech Park Baptist Church will have a Spring Revival with Dr. Tony Crisp, the Senior Pastor at Eastanallee Baptist Church.  He is the founder of TLC Holy Land Tours and True Life Concepts Ministry.  Dr. Crisp is the Director of Church & SBC Relations and Associate Pastor of Pastoral Leadership at Tennessee Temple University & Graduate School of Theology.  Services begin Sunday evening April 27th at 6:30pm and continuing through Wednesday April 30th.  There will be special music each evening.  Everyone is invited to join us for this exciting revival.  For more information you may contact Beech Park Baptist Church at 435-0045, we are located at 1085 E. Tri-County Blvd. Oliver Springs.

You are invited to the "Sonshine Festival 2014," a benefit event for Truth Way Baptist Church, on Saturday May 17th from 12 noon to 5 pm at 235 Patt Lane in Powell (the site of the annual Raccoon Valley Fall Festival."  The event will raise money to be used for building a new fellowship hall.  In addition to music from Silencing Stones, the Lifehouse Church Praise Band and White Water, there will also be food available for purchase, so come on out.  There is no admission price, but donations are greatly appreciated.  Please bring a lounge chair or blanket for seating.

All of the candidates in the upcoming Democratic and Republican contested primary elections scheduled for May 6 are being invited to a public forum to be hosted by The Norris Bulletin and moderated by publisher Jack Mitchell.  The event will be held next Thursday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of Anderson County High School.  Unopposed candidates are also invited and, after a brief introduction will be given an opportunity to make a brief statement but will not participate in the question and answer session of the forum.  For each of the contested primaries, candidates will be granted two to three minutes for an opening statement, after which twenty minutes will be allocated to a question and answer session where the moderator will pose four questions to each candidate, who will have two minutes to answer.  Opponents will then be granted two minutes for rebuttal.  The moderator, at his discretion, may permit an additional one minute to the candidate who was originally asked the question.  The non-judicial candidates, those for the offices of County Mayor and Sheriff, will be asked to respond to questions that pertain to their qualifications and to issues that specifically affect residents of the north end of Anderson County.  Questions addressed to candidates in the race for Chancellor and Juvenile Court Judge will relate to their individual qualifications and experience, as well their reasons for seeking the office.   Also, because of the number of candidates vying for the Juvenile Court Judgeship, in regard to that race, only two questions will be submitted to each candidate present and there will be  no time allocated for rebuttal.  If the event is well-received by the public and the candidates, The Bulletin anticipates sponsoring a similar forum prior to the general elections in August.   Any candidate requesting more information can contact Mitchell at jmitchell@horizonsusa.com or by phone at 865.719.3550. 

The Anderson County Community Action Commission is now accepting the 2014 FREE Garden seed applications.  The applications are available at our office @ 149 North Main Street in Clinton TN.  The deadline to have the application turned in will be Friday April 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  This program is funded by United Way of Anderson County, local church donations, and community donations. 

The Anderson County Community Action Commission will be accepting applications for the GREEN commodity card beginning Monday April 21 - Friday May 9th 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Office hours to sign up are Monday-Fridays 8-12.  If you have a Green card you DO NOT have to sign back up.  To sign up you will need to have your 2014 proof of income (not a bank statement), and know birth dates and social security numbers for everyone in the household. This is an equal opportunity program.   

Local residents and businesses can get a half-dozen roses each month for a full year and make a donation to the American Cancer Society with a promotion sponsored by Knight’s Flowers in Clinton.  This is a great gift idea for your wife, girlfriend, mother, grandmother, friend or anyone special in your life especially with Mother’s Day quickly approaching.  What a great way for that special person to remember your thoughtfulness every month when they pick up their roses!  This is also an idea for businesses to present an ‘employee of the month’ with a half dozen roses or to just have flowers to put out on the front counter or reception area.  Those who participate will receive a “punch card” for $75 with $20 of each purchase going to American Cancer Society. The monthly “punch” entitles the cards’ owner to go by Knight’s and pick up their bouquets from July 2014 through June 2015.  “You can buy a card for yourself and give one as a gift, and we aren’t limiting the number of cards one individual or business can purchase,” says Dean Knight, owner of Knight’s Flowers.  “It’s a great cause, and we have been happy to support it for at least the past 10 years.”  The “Roses for Relay” cards will be sent to purchasers by July, or can be sent directly to a gift recipient.  The contribution and purchase can be made by calling Knight’s Flowers at 457-9792 or stop by their store at 397 N. Main Street to purchase.  Knight’s Flowers will also have a tent in front of the courthouse at the upcoming Relay For Life event on April 26th where they will be selling the “Roses For Relay”.  Don’t delay - for all persons purchasing their “Roses For Relay” by April 26th, they will receive an additional month of roses free!

On Saturday, April 26th at 5:00 PM, the Relay For Life of East Anderson County will kick off the 2014 event at its new venue in downtown Clinton on the streets around the courthouse.  The event will begin with the Parade of Teams where participants on the teams registered for the event will walk in their various themed shirts and costumes.  The Survivor Ceremony will then be held where each cancer survivor in attendance will be recognized. They will then walk in the special Survivors Lap, a moving experience honoring those who have defeated cancer and encouraging those who are currently battling cancer.  Survivors will join together to walk the lap, unified in victory and hope, while the rest of the event’s participants surround the track to cheer them on.  This empowering celebration is just a small piece of the special experience of Relay For Life.  Relay For Life is a unique grassroots fundraising event in which individuals and teams of participants in over 6,100 communities nationwide walk throughout the night to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved one lost, and commit to fight back against the disease. The money raised through Relay For Life supports the efforts of the American Cancer Society to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.  All area cancer survivors are invited to participate in the survivor ceremony at the East Anderson County Relay For Life event in Clinton.  Survivor t-shirts will be given out at the event, but please come in advance of the 5:00 PM event start time since supplies may be limited.    There will be a golf cart available for persons who are unable to walk the Survivors Lap.  All cancer survivors, their families and caregivers are invited to spend the evening enjoying the festivities of music, food, games and entertainment as we all come together as a community fighting against cancer.  For further information, please contact Kelly Lenz at 457-1649 or cptcklenz@aol.com

Residents of Anderson County are asked to come out and enjoy the community festival at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life East Anderson County event which will be at a new venue this year in downtown Clinton on the streets around the courthouse.  This event has raised over 1.2 million dollars during the past 13 years in the eastern part of Anderson County. The goal this year is to raise at least $120,000 which can only be reached if the community comes out to join the fun and to support this event on Saturday, April 26th starting at 5:00 PM.  This year’s event theme is, “Lights, Camera, Cure”, so there will be a movie and entertainment type festive atmosphere with the purple carpet rolled out for our area cancer survivors.  Relay For Life events are held overnight in over 6,100 communities nationwide, as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park, or fairground, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the walkway at all times. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites at the event. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses,  schools, and faith-based groups all aimed at furthering the efforts of the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well, get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. “Relay For Life draws attention to the progress being made by the American Cancer Society, and the work yet to be done,” said Amber Price, event co-chair.  The event will begin with opening ceremonies at 5:00 PM with the teams walking the first lap in the Parade of Teams.  Area cancer survivors will then be individually recognized prior to taking the group Victory Lap while being cheered on by their family, friends and the public.  All cancer survivors in the community are invited to come.  Then the fun begins with games and entertainment for the kids and adults.  Activities for kids and adults will include:  a Bounce House, glow in the dark bowling, corn hole, sidewalk chalk contest, hula hoop contest, giant connect 4, dinosaur dig, facepainting, crazy hair and many more games and crafts at the campsites surrounding the courthouse on the city streets.  Magician, Danny Whitson will be circulating around to entertain kids.  All the teams welcome the public to come enjoy dinner or a snack on Saturday evening.  The teams will be selling a variety of foods including:  hamburgers from Hoskins, hot dogs, pizza, chili/nachos, cotton candy, baked goods and much more. Hoskins will keep their soda fountain open until 11:00 PM.  Some of the teams will also have merchandise for sale at their campsites.  Prior to the event start the Ritz Theater will have a special showing of the movie, Rio 2 at 3:00 PM with $2.00 of each ticket sold being donated to Relay For Life.  Entertainment at the event includes:  the Kyle Moore Band at 7:15 and the Olivers Band at 9:30 PM.  There will also be a Celebrity Look A Like Contest, Line Dancing, team lip sync competitions and much more.  The luminaria ceremony will be held at 10:00 PM with hundreds of luminaria bags being lit in the dark as we remember those persons we have lost to cancer and honor our survivors.  Throughout the night teams and the public may participate in various themed laps such as the Mardi Gra Lap, Glow Lap, Revenge of the Relay Nerds Lap and the Zombie Walk.  In addition, there will be a live auction at 8:00 PM with items including a used vehicle from Ray Varner Ford, a new large Char-Broil grill with 6 burners donated by ACE Hardware, a Pat Summitt signed basketball, restaurant gift certificates, massage gift certificates, personal training and many more items.  There will also be a “Cruise-In For a Cure” car show hosted by the Clinton Regional Antique Car Club during the evening hours.  EVERYONE IS INVITED to attend and enjoy the entertainment, food and activities.  This is a great way to show your support for anyone who has survived their battle with cancer, to remember someone you have lost to cancer and to Fight Back by helping raise money for research so hopefully you or a family member won't be the next one diagnosed with this terrible disease.  For further information, please call Kelly Lenz at 457-1649 or email at cptcklenz@aol.com.  You may also visit our event website at relayforlife.org/eastandersontn.

All princesses and pirates are cordially invited to attend a "A Magical Carnival for a Magical Cause" on May 2nd from 6 to 8 pm at Lake City Elementary School.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 per child, and is capped at $20 for families.  The event will benefit Riley Mozingo, a kindergartner at Lake City Elementary, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.  She has been undergoing treatment for over a year and has been chosen by Special Spaces for an extreme one-day room makeover.  All proceeds from the carnival will go to help make Riley's dream bedroom a reality.  Admission includes face painting, a bounce house, games, entertainment including an appearance by Elvis and the Anderson County High School Band and many other fun activities.  Concessions, a silent auction and a Cake Walk will also be available for an additional cost.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and support his brave little girl!

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. 

You are invited to an "April Day FUNdraiser" on Saturday April 26th from 5 to 9 pm at the Lake City Community Center, hosted by the Anchor of Hope Baptist Church.  All proceeds will go toward paving the church parking lot.  The evening will feature games, food, crafts and great gospel music, plus an auction at 7 pm featuring items from merchants in Clinton, Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.  Everyone is welcome!

The Clinton Physical Therapy Center Relay For Life Team will be selling beautiful hanging flower baskets during the month of April and early May to benefit the American Cancer Society.  This is a great way to spruce up your yard for Easter and they make great Mother’s Day presents.  What a great gift for your loved one while also supporting the American Cancer Society!  The plants are being provided by Stanley’s Greenhouse in Knoxville which is one of the premier greenhouses in the region.  There are many options available including, but not limited to:  New Guinea Impatiens, Double Impatiens, several colors of Calibrochoa, several Petunia varieties, wandering jews, large ferns, hanging begonia varieties, fushia, geraniums, shade plants that the hummingbirds like, etc.  Flowers can be pre-ordered by calling 457-8237 or stop by the Clinton Physical Therapy Center facility at 1921 N. Charles G. Seivers Blvd. to look at the inventory on premises or to place an order.  Baskets are $16 each.   There will also be flowers for sale at the Relay For Life event on Saturday, April 26th.  For more information, call CPTC/TCFP at 457-8237 or email Kelly Lenz at CPTCKLenz@aol.com to place your order. 

There have been some sightings of a purple toilet appearing in yards around the Lake City and Clinton area.  Would you like to have some fun with a friend or foe while “Flushing Away Cancer”?   Just call Tomeka at 661-9841 and she will arrange to have the purple toilet placed in the yard of your choice for $20.  The toilet will remain there for 2 days.  All money raised will go to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event in Clinton on April 26th. 

The Maurice’s Relay For Life team is currently selling coupons for an antique photo session for children up to 16 years of age.  The $10.00 coupon includes a photo sitting with costume change and a free 10 x 13 photo.  The coupons are available until April 25th at the Maurice’s store in Clinton at 128 Tanner Place.  The photo day will be on April 26th.  100% of the proceeds from the coupons will go to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event in Clinton.  If 60 coupons are sold, the photographer has agreed to provide an additional $300 donation to Relay For Life.   Please call store manager, Deidra Hall for further details at 457-1280. 

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of East Anderson County is offering an opportunity for businesses and local communities to show their awareness and support in the fight against cancer from April 14 through April 27th.  Paint the Town Purple is an activity that promotes cancer awareness and gives individuals and communities an opportunity to fight back against cancer.   We ask area businesses to participate in “Paint the Town Purple” by putting up purple-themed displays in storefronts, displaying Relay For Life posters and putting Relay For Life dates on their marquees.  Community members can also join in this endeavor by swapping out white bulbs for purple bulbs, or select a day for everyone to wear purple at work or school with a $5 donation that could then be turned in at the Relay For Life event in Clinton on April 26th at the courthouse venue starting at 5:00 PM.   Proceeds will support the American Cancer Society in their mission of saving lives and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays – by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures for cancer and by fighting back.  For more information about how to participate in “Paint The Town Purple” or volunteering for the Relay For Life of East Anderson County you may contact Kelly Lenz at 457-1649 or email at cptcklenz@aol.com   Event information by also be found at www.relayforlife.org/eastandersontn

During this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of East Anderson County in Clinton, participants will have the chance to remember loved ones and honor those battling cancer with a special luminaria ceremony. This moving ceremony will be held at 10:00 PM on Saturday evening, April 26th in downtown Clinton on the city streets around the courthouse as hundreds of these beacons of hope are illuminated.  Each luminaria represents the love that families and friends have for a survivor who has won the battle against cancer, for the memory of someone who lost the fight or as a symbol of hope for those who are currently battling cancer.  The band, “The Olivers” will perform during the ceremony.  The American Cancer Society Relay For Life began in 1985 and remains a celebration of survivorship and remembrance that raises funds for and awareness of the fight against cancer. The Relay’s luminaria ceremony symbolizes the hope and courage with which we continue to work toward a cure for this deadly disease.  After sunset at each of the more than 5,000 Relay For Life events nationwide, luminaria decorated with the names of those who have battled cancer are lit and left glowing throughout the night to remind everyone of the incredible importance of their contributions.  Luminaria can be purchased for a minimum donation of $5.00.  Forms are available from any team participating in Relay For Life.  Several area businesses also have forms, including Clinton Physical Therapy Center, Hoskins Drug Store and the Y12 Federal Credit Union across from Anderson County High School.  Luminarias can also be purchased the day of the event.  For further information, please contact contact Kelly Lenz at 457-1649 or cptcklenz@aol.com   For more information about Relay For Life or cancer, please contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org.  The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

There will be a gospel singing Saturday April 26th at 7 pm at Union Valley Baptist Church (three miles outside Oliver Springs on Windrock Road) featuring Roy Freels, the Union Valley Trio and the Praise Him Youth Choir.  All singers are welcome.  For more information call 865-435-4150.

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will hold a Free Food Distribution on Saturday June 7th from 10 am to 12 noon at Norwood Elementary School (809 E. Tri-County Blvd., Oliver Springs,TN 37840).  Everyone is welcome to come!  There will be fresh foods, canned goods and much more!  There are no income requirements.  This distribution is being sponsored by Norwood Elementary and Cornerstone Church / Compassion Ministries. They will have 18 thousand pounds of food to give away that day and are hoping to have over 1000 people to participate.  

The Anderson County Health Department's annual spring rabies clinics will be held on the final Saturday in April and the first Saturday in May.  Each dog or cat vaccinated, registered and tagged will cost $10 (CASH ONLY), all dogs need to be on leashes and cats need to be under control.  State law requires all dogs and cats over three months old to be vaccinated against rabies.  On Saturday April 26th, the clinics will be held from 2 to 3 pm at Claxton, Norris, Dutch Valley, Fairview and Briceville Elementary Schools.  On Saturday May 3rd, from 2 to 3 pm, clinics will be at Andersonville, Lake City, Claxton and Norwood Elementary Schools and at Clinton High School.  The clinics will be held rain or shine.  Qualifying animals can receive a three-year vaccination for $15, just bring receipts from the last rabies vaccination given.  For more information call 865-425-8736 or 865-425-8810.

The Clinch River Community School Plant Sale will be held from Monday April 7th through Memorial Day.  Ferns are available as of March 24th.  Sale hours will be from 8:20 am to 5 pm weekdays at the Clinch River Community School located behind the Anderson County Career & Technical Center at 160 Maverick Circle in Clinton.  They will have seven types of tomatoes, four kinds of peppers and a host of other vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, okra, cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini).  Also available will be several types of bedding plants and hanging baskets.  For more information, call 865-457-7462 and ask for Ms. Hines.

The Crystal Lodge # 616 is having a hot dog social at the Coal Creek Lodge in Lake City on Friday, May 2nd followed by a cake auction.  The cost is $ 5.00 per person with children under 5 eating for free.  The event will start at 6:00 pm. and the Coal Creek Lodge is located on the corner of Main St. and Pearl St.  

Come to Hoskins Drug Store every Friday at lunch during the month of April.  The Hoskins Team will be donating half of the proceeds of every Hamburger and Fries Basket to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.  Carry outs are also available.  Stop by and join their efforts to support the American Cancer Society as we work to Celebrate….. Remember…. Fight Back.  To find out about other Relay For Life events and fundraisers, please visit our website at www.relayforlife.org/eastandersontn.

"The Past de-cluttered". Yard sale Saturday, May 3 between the hours of 8:00 & 2:00 located at First Christian Church, 324 Morgan Avenue in Harriman. Turn off Roane Street at light #5 and go down 3 blocks, Church will be on your left. 

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of East Anderson County reminds you that it is not too late to register your team today by visiting www.relayforlife.org/eastandersontn or by calling Kelly Lenz at 457-1649.  Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, school groups, faith-based and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer are invited to take part in this exciting team event.  Relay for Life will take place from 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 26th until 5:00 AM on Sunday, April 27th in downtown Clinton on the streets around the courthouse.   Relay for Life events are held overnight all over the United States and world as individuals and teams camp out with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times.  Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers or sell food at their camp sites at the event.  Relay for Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, and faith-based groups all aimed at furthering the efforts of the American Cancer Society.   

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Of Oak Ridge announced today the 8th Annual Family Kite Festival on Saturday April 26, 2014 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 8th 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 8th 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 Reverend Jim Buttram at 865-483-8433 for more information or go online and visit www.1stcpc.org.

The Hillbilly66 Event is an event that celebrates hot rods and Harleys to raise money for the Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville. This is our third year and I hope our biggest yet!  The day of this event is May 10th from 2 to 8pm at Knoxville Harley Davidson on Clinton Highway.  It is open to all 1989 and earlier cars and trucks and all bikes and trikes. We have custom trophies that are hand made moonshine jugs that we give out for the best of the best. We will have a Pin-up girl contest with cash awards. Vendors and a swap meet area the day of our event. The cost of the event is free to the public and $10 pre-registration and $20 registration on the day of show for all vehicles.  

The Phillips/Lowe Family Reunion will be held May the 4th at Frozen Head State Park’s Building C from 11 am to whenever they finish.

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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