Community Bulletin Board
Updated: May 20, 2013
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The Joyaires from Harriman, TN will be appearing at the Shannon Family Memorial Day Sing Sunbright, TN at 07:00 PM May 24th. The singing park is located at 887 Mill Creek Road Sunbright, TN. Also appearing will be Archie Watkins and the Smokey Mountain Reunion, The Griffith Family, and your host group The Shannon Family. You can follow this link to their website:
http://www.shannonfamilysinging.com we would love to see you there.
The Joyaires will also be appearing at the New Mountain View Baptist Church Oliver Springs, TN Sunday morning May 26th at 10:30 AM. The church is located on Mahoney Road in Oliver Springs. Please join us for this time of worship.
The drive thru window serving the Anderson County Clerk’s Office in the parking garage of the Robert Jolley Building in downtown Clinton will be open this Saturday May 18 from 9 to 11 am.
The Anderson County school system will provide a free screening for infant to five-year-old county children. The screening will include tests of vision, hearing, speech/language, motor, social and preschool cognitive skills as part of a Child Find activity designed to help parents be sure their children are progressing as they should. No appointments are necessary for the screenings, which will be held at the schools’ Central Office on 5th floor of the Jolley Building in downtown Clinton in the School Board meeting room. Screenings will be held on Tuesday May 21st and Wednesday May 22nd from 8:30 to 11:30 am and 1 to 3 pm each day and each screening takes about 45 minutes. For more information call Gail Hunt or Lynnette Currie at 865-463-2800, extension 2864.
Anderson County Community Action will distribute commodities on Thursday May 23rd from 10 am till 1 PM at the National Guard Armory in Clinton. Participants will need to have their Pink card and 6 brown paper bags. For more info, please call their office at 865-457-5500. ACCAC is located at 149 North Main Street in Clinton.
Remote Area Medical—or RAM—will hold a free medical clinic for the uninsured later this year hosted by First Baptist Church in Clinton and organizers will hold an informational meeting for the community on Monday May 20th at 6 pm at the church. The clinic is scheduled for September 21st and 22nd but organizers have a lot of work to do between now and then. During the May 20th meeting, which will be held in the church sanctuary, organizers will discuss their needs for funding, the types and amounts of specific goods and services needed to make the clinic a success and provide a chance for area churches, businesses and individuals to sign up to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities are available on the Facilities end of the clinic as well as to work with the RAM program itself. All volunteers will have to fill out an online application and during the May 20th meeting volunteers without the internet will have a chance to sign up. In all, the clinic is expected to serve approximately 1000 patients, all of whom will be fed during the two-day clinic as well as a total of seven meals over that weekend for the estimated 300-plus volunteers. Monetary donations as well as food, paper products and other items are needed. Organizers say that with a wide variety of items and quantities needed, everyone can lend a hand, from the largest church or business to the individual citizen. This is a community clinic and organizers want everyone who wants a chance to be part of the event to participate as much as they can. For more information, call 865-254-2370 or e-mail RAMHost@fbclinton.org.
First Christian Church of Harriman, located at 324 Morgan Avenue will be holding VBS on June 6 thru June 8th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. The theme this year is “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth.” For more information call 865-882-3051.
(Submitted) Sometimes things happen that quickly remind us of what is really important in life. Avery Baker is a 5 year old girl who is in the fight of her life. She was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and has begun a grueling 27 month treatment plan of chemo. If that wasn't enough, her father is battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Cancer is a terrible disease that can impact anyone at anytime, even children like Avery. It is a scary situation for any person, but it becomes personal for any parent when you see it impact an innocent child in the beginning of her life. That's where we are, the fight against cancer is personal. We can not look at it as a rare condition impacting someone else's child and forget about it tomorrow or next week, because it could just as easily be mine or yours. The AC (Anderson County) for Team AC Benefit Carnival to raise money for the Baker family will be held on Saturday May 25th from 10 am to 2 pm at Norris Elementary School. They will be auctioning baskets full of goodies and Rolling Video Games will be coming from Knoxville to let kids play video games. There will also be carnival games and prizes, plus East Tennessee’s own Barney Fife (a.k.a. Sammy Sawyer) will be on hand for photos with him alongside his vintage Mayberry police car. For more information call Amanda Parks at 865-256-9542. Local citizens are partnering with the Anderson County Mayor’s office and Norris Elementary School to support the Bakers, who reside in Clinton.
SAIL (Staying Active and Independent for Life) is an exercise program that can be done seated or standing at the Clinton Community Center beginning May 13th with sessions set for Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00-2:00. Older adults who do strength and balance exercises regularly can decrease their risk of falling. For more info Please contact the Anderson county Office on Aging at 865-457-3259.
The Friends of the Clinton Public Library will hold their annual Book Sale next week at the library located at 118 South Hicks Street in Clinton. The sale begins Wednesday May 22nd from 10 am to 6 pm with the members-only sale. If you are not already a member you can become one for a $5 single membership or a $10 family membership. The sale is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday with sale hours on Thursday the 23rd from 10 am to 6 pm; Friday the 24th from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday May 25th from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be approximately 6000 books for sale with hardbacks costing $1 and paperbacks 50 cents. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.clintonpubliclibrary.org; or call the Library at 865-457-0519.
Faith Baptist Church in Andersonville will be having a fundraiser at the Lake City Recreation Center on May 18th starting at 4:00 p.m. They will be set up inside selling hot dogs, desserts, crafts and more. The church will have special singers booked, starting with "The Botts Family" at 4:00 p.m., following them will be "Black Ferry Road Singers". There will be additional singers coming in to help. Please come by and listen to some Good Old Fashion Gospel singing and have some refreshments. Fore more information or to sing in this event call 426-9838.
A benefit dinner is being held to benefit a local woman. Her name is Millie and she needs $20,000 surgery to repair two rotator cuff tears in her shoulder that suffered in an accidental fall last Dec 1st. The event will include dinner/silent auction/bake sale (with their donations). Here is what you need to know: Millie's Benefit Dinner will be held Friday, May 17 from 5PM to 7PM at Trinity United Methodist Church at 5613 Western Ave. in Knoxville. The menu will include a secret family recipe called Irish Spaghetti, homemade banana pudding and garlic bread. Also at the dinner: a Silent Auction (with several rare items) and Bake Sale.
The Director of Veterans Services for Anderson County Leon Jaquet, would like to invite everyone to Anderson Counties 5th Annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, 27 May 2013 at 10 a.m. (Rain or Shine) at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Anderson County Courthouse in downtown Clinton with Guest Speakers Anderson Co. Mayor Terry Frank and Dr. Curtis Sexton, Col., U.S. Army (Retired) and a wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial to pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Military & Anderson County who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to protect the freedoms we all enjoy every day. Their sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend..
Please join us for Wheel Through the Hills, a motorcycle ride to support drug prevention activities. The ride covers 47 miles in Anderson County, Tennessee on Sunday, June 2, 2013. On-site registration begins at 12:00 noon at Lincoln’s Sports Grille (119 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge). Kickstands up at 2:00 pm, rain or shine. Riders will leave Lincoln’s and ride through the rolling hills from Oak Ridge, through Oliver Springs, Briceville, and Lake City, then on through Dutch Valley and will return to Lincoln’s Sports Grill for appetizers and door prizes. The cost is $15; all riders will receive the official 2013 Wheel Through the Hills t-shirt. Register online at http://www.asapofanderson.org/wheel-through-the-hills-registration/. Not a motorcycle rider? No problem! Visit our website at http://www.asapofanderson.org/ and click “Donate” to support our cause.
The city of Clinton has announced the dates for this year’s car seat inspection events. It is very easy to remember as they take place on the first Tuesday of every month from 5 to 8 pm at Clinton Fire Station #1 on Longmire Road. Car seat inspections will take place on June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th and December 3rd. The car seat safety inspections are sponsored by the Clinton Police and Fire Departments, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol working in conjunction with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area. For more information call 865-541-8622.
ADFAC's Social Services Program provides necessary toiletries and cleaning items to our clients that aren't purchasable with the government food stamp program. Many times families are unable to purchase necessary personal care and household items when they are financially struggling. A simple bottle of shampoo or laundry detergent can really help them at a time when they need it most. Our supply of both full and travel sized products is very low right now and we could use your help. Items we'd love to have: Laundry Detergent...Dishwashing Liquid...Toilet Paper...Kleenex...Toothbrushes/Toothpaste...Shampoo & Conditioner...Hand Lotion...Bar Soap...Baby Wipes...Diapers...Baby Lotion. All Crisis Cupboard donations are to be delivered to the ADFAC Social Services office in Room 103 at First Presbyterian Church. Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.
The Anderson County High School Maverick Basketball Camp will be held May 28th through the 31st from 9 am to 1 pm each day. The camp is open to players in grades K through 5, who will hold camp at the Clinch River Community School gymnasium and players in grades 6 through 9, who will camp in the ACHS gym. All campers will meet and register at ACHS on May 28th and the cost of the camp is $70, which includes a t-shirt.
The Princess Theatre Foundation proudly presents the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra with special guest Dr. Eric Littleton, at the Princess Theatre at 412 Roane Street in Harriman on Saturday May 18th at 7 pm. Tickets are available for $15 or $20 at Rocky Top General Store and Harriman Jewelry Exchange. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 865-882-8867. All proceeds from the event will support the Princess Theatre Foundation.
There have been some sightings of a flock of pink flamingoes around East Anderson County. The flock of flamingoes has landed in the yards of area residents and businesses as part of a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The Clinton Physical Therapy Center Relay team has has undertaken the "Flockings" and would love to receive a call from you to provide the name and address of a person or business you would like to have "Flocked" for a donation of $20. The recipient of the flamingoes may request prompt removal of the flock for a suggested $10 donation. Or better yet, they may request that the flock be moved on to another person of their choosing for a $20 donation. For more, call Clinton Physical Therapy Center at 865-457-1649 and speak with Jo-Ann, Joyce or Kelly about your Flocking requests.
Rising seniors at Clinton High School and Anderson County High School will have the opportunity to become tnAchieves (pronounced Tennessee Achieves) scholars this fall and receive scholarships to local community colleges. Local mentors are now being recruited to help these students make their way through the college entrance process. This is a minimal time commitment that can make a difference for a lifetime! If you would like to volunteer please call Hoppy Merryman with GEAR UP Anderson County at 865-963-8467 for more information or apply at www.tnAchieves.org.
Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2013 Relay for Life of East Anderson County, scheduled for May 17th and 18th at Anderson County High School. Corporate sponsorships will range from $250 to $5000 and will not only serve as a great way to promote your business but even more importantly, proceeds will be used to benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information about Relay for Life sponsorship opportunities, call Kayla Shelby at 865-558-4045 or e-mail her at Kayla.Shelby@cancer.org.
Crafters and artists can now go on the website for the Louie Bluie Music & Arts Festival to download this year's vendor application, and view tips and guidelines. The seventh annual festival is Saturday, Sept. 28 at Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, and applications are now being accepted via postal mail. Go to http://louiebluie.org/vendor-application/ to download an application (online filing is not available). The application form must be downloaded to a hard drive and printed by the vendor. Hard copies may also be obtained by visiting the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce office in Jacksboro or the Campbell County Historical Society office in LaFollette during normal business hours. Reserve the date and plan for another great day at the seventh annual festival at Cove Lake State Park. Submit your application beginning now!
A Bible Study for seniors of Anderson County will be held at the Clinton Community Center every Tuesday at 10 am. The teacher will be Billy Bates. If you have any question or need more information please call: 457-3259 (Anderson County office on Aging)
Junior Achievement of East Tennessee is looking for some volunteers to teach their in-classroom programs at the Clinton schools—Clinton, North Clinton and South Clinton Elementary Schools. It is a great way to get involved in your community and you will have fun doing it—Junior Achievement will walk the volunteers through the process and give them a curriculum to teach—all you have to do is show up, know the material, and interact with the kids, who range in age from kindergarten through the sixth grade! Topics include “Our Families,” “Our City,” “Our Community,” “Our Region,” “Our Nation,” “the Global Marketplace” and “Ourselves.” Teachers at all grade levels in all three schools have requested JA programs in their classrooms and the organization wants to make sure that it happens for them. All of the programs focus on business, financial literacy and work readiness skills at age-appropriate levels. You will go into the classroom and teach five 30 minute lessons to local students. Give JA a call at 865-457-2461 with any questions you may have or visit www.jaeasttennessee.org!
A Bible Study for kids ages 12 to 18 called "Teens Through the Ages" is held every Friday night from 7 to 9 pm at Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City. For more information, call Randall Lowe at 865-705-6466 or Garrison Hayes at 865-356-5039.
Kohl’s Department Stores is offering five Dr. Seuss books, including “The Cat in The Hat” and “Horton Hears a Who” and featuring four special-edition plush animals. The books and exclusive plush toys are available, for $5 each, now through the end of May at Kohl’s stores and online at www.Kohls.com. Kohl’s will donate 100 percent of the net profit from local stores to the Safe Kids Coalition of the Greater Knox Area. Over the past twelve years, Kohl’s Cares has given more than $1 million to support the Safe Kids Coalition, an outreach program led by Children’s Hospital. Safe Kids provides a bicycle safety program and bicycle helmets to local school children. The Dr. Seuss series books and plush toys are the newest offering from the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. For store locations or more information please visit www.Kohls.com.
The Anderson County Council on Aging meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Clinton Community Center at 2 p.m. The public is invited. Plan to attend and voice your view of what we can do to better serve the 60+ population of this County.
To find out more about Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention--or ASAP--of Anderson County, call 865-457-3007 or visit them online at www.ASAPofAnderson.org.
The City of Clinton has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city. Messages delivered via the CodeRED system will include major fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, natural disasters, abductions, major water system problems, bomb threats and other emergencies. Residents who live inside the city limits will also have the option to be notified when the National Weather Service issues tornado warnings and other severe weather information. All individuals and businesses are urged to log onto the city of Clinton website (www.clintontn.net) and follow the link to the CodeRED enrollment page. Those without Internet access may call the Clinton Police Dept dispatch center at 865-457-3112, Monday through Friday, (10am-5pm) and supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers can be entered as well. All businesses and individuals, who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number should register.
The Free Medical Clinic of Briceville sponsored by the Clinton Baptist Association is open, providing basic health care to uninsured, low-income residents of Anderson and surrounding counties. The facility is located in Briceville on Highway 116 across the road from the Post Office. Appointments are taken on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon by calling 865-426-0037. Patients will be seen each Wednesday beginning at 9 am.
The Anderson County Volunteer Rescue Squad is looking for dedicated, community-minded individuals 18 years old or older to volunteer to serve their community. Support members are always needed to handle things like paperwork, maintenance and fundraising. If you are interested in search operations, rope work, swift water rescue or using the jaws of life, the Squad provides all training and equipment as well as free medical training to those interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Responder. Come by the Rescue Squad station at 145 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway in Clinton on the first, second or fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm to pick up an application, or call 865-457-7121. You can also visit www.acvrs.net to find out more.
The Marlow Volunteer Fire Department is in need of help! They need firefighters and support personnel ASAP! All skills and talents can be put to good use. For more information call 865-457-7846 or 865-310-1955. Help them help you!
The Atomic Trades and Labor Council announces its Medical Screening Program. As a former hourly or salaried worker at Y-12 or X-10, are you aware that you may have been exposed to radioactive or toxic substances such as asbestos, uranium, hydrofluoric acid, nitric acid, solvents, thorium and beryllium? In some cases, it can take years for symptoms to develop from these types of exposures. The purpose of the exam is to detect work-related illnesses as early as possible. You will receive a complete physical exam, chest x-ray, hearing test, breathing test and blood work including a beryllium blood test. For more information call 865-483-8471 or visit www.atlcunion.org.
The Anderson County Solid Waste Management department operates a recycling facility for Anderson County residents at 1480 Blockhouse Valley Road. The hours of operation at the center are from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the FIRST and THIRD Saturdays of every month. Residents can recycle tires at the center and there is no limit as to the number of tires you can bring in. If you have a large tire load, call the department at 463-6845 to let them know your are coming. Automotive oil and oil filters, along with antifreeze, can be recycled provided the fluids are poured into sealed plastic containers. Major appliances like refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners and water heaters will be accepted, along with just about any type of battery you may have. Latex and oil-based paints can be recycled in 1-, 2-, or 5-gallon containers ONLY. Substances like varnishes, thinners, stains or other hazardous household waste cannot be recycled, instead, they are collected during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection events held during the year. Cell phones, fluorescent bulbs and toner and printer cartridges can also be recycled. The center on Blockhouse Valley Road is for private citizens only, not for businesses. For more information about the recycling services available in Anderson County, contact Solid Waste Management at 865-463-6845.
Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) of Anderson County: www.ASAPofAnderson.org
Anderson County Veterans Service Officer Leon Jaquet: email@example.com
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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