Community Bulletin Board
Updated: November 28, 2014
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The Anderson County Office on Aging and Council on Aging will hold bingo games at the Summit View Nursing Home in Rocky Top on December 10, 2014, at 3 p.m. Jackie Phillips and Robin Meredith with assistance from Bethany, Brooklyn, and Hannah, will be in charge of this activity. If all goes well, this event will take place on the second Wednesday of each month, same place, same time. All residents of the County age 60 and over are invited to participate.
New Hope Baptist Church at 940 Lovely Bluff Road in Rocky Top will present its Christmas play, "The Gates of Heaven" on Friday December 12 and Saturday December 13 at 7 pm each night. Everyone is welcome.
Morning Pointe of Clinton will hold a Dementia/Alzheimer’s seminar on Tuesday December 2nd at Morning Pointe at 960 South Charles G. Seivers Boulevard in Clinton. The event begins with registration and dinner from 5 to 5:30 pm, followed by the seminar entitled “Sharing Holiday Time with Persons with Dementia” from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The seminar will be led by Rebekah Wilson, the Director of Education and Community Relations for Choices in Senior Care. Wilson has 10 years experience in dementia care services and her seminar will focus on the unique considerations for sharing holiday time with individuals with dementia; identifying possible safety concerns and how to avoid problems; and explaining the importance of adjusting expectations related to celebrating the holidays. For more information or to register in advance, call Morning Pointe at 865-457-4005.
New Life Baptist Church located at 1125 Lake City Hwy will having a Christmas Play ---“Gates of Heaven” on Saturday December 6th at 7 pm. Everyone is invited.
The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Clinton will present its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday December 13th at 5:30 pm. This year’s theme is “The Gifts of Christmas.” There is a $10.00 entry fee and there is a limit of four vehicles per entry and a limit of one emergency vehicle per entry. The last day to enter will be at 5 pm Wednesday, December 10th. Cash prizes ranging from $125 for first place to $75 for third place will be awarded to the Most Creative Entries. Parade check in will take place at Jaycee Park from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. All entries must be decorated for Christmas and the Parade Santa will be ONLY Santa in the parade – Please! For a complete list of rules and regulations, plus a map of the parade route, visit http://www.andersoncountychamber.org/clinton-christmas-parade/.
The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce is busy preparing for its annual Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, December 13. This year’s theme is “Holiday Homecoming” and promises to provide spectators with plenty of music, lights and beautiful floats. Over 80 businesses and community organizations have already registered their entries for the parade. The parade will start at 6:00 p.m. and will begin at Corporate Center, on the corner of Lafayette and Laboratory Road. From there, the parade will travel down Lafayette to the Oak Ridge Turnpike. It will continue west on the Turnpike to Oak Ridge High School. The judge’s stand will be located in front of the Chamber. Those participating in the parade will line up in the parking lot of Corporate Center beginning at 4:00 p.m. The Chamber will be accepting entries online through Monday, December 8. Entry forms are available on the Chamber’s website: www.oakridgechamber.org. The Chamber will need volunteers to serve as parade marshals to make the event a safe, fun and successful one. To volunteer and be put on Santa’s “nice” list, contact Greta Ownby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 483-1321.
The Rocky Top Christmas Parade will take place on Friday, December 5th at 7:00 pm on Main Street. Registration will begin at 5:00 pm. For more information, call 865-426-9595 or visit www.rockytoptnchamber.com.
The Clinton Timely Topics Club is sponsoring the first annual “Christmas in our Town” on December 13th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Clinton Middle School gym and auditorium. There will be Arts and Crafts, musical performances, concessions, TV raffle, antique cars and more! This is a fundraising event to help fund scholarships and community projects.
The annual Holiday Homecoming Celebration will be held December 13 at Norris Dam State Park Join us for a walk through time discovering old time traditions representing Tennessee Holiday Homecomings in the local region. Celebrations will take place on the east side of the park as our rustic cabin area transforms into a winter village of festivities for the holiday season. There will be live animal demonstrations, historical depiction of Appalachian like, horse drawn wagon rides, old time music and holiday treats. Be expected to walk approx. one mile, so dress warmly and bring a flashlight. For more information, call 865-426-7461.
Santa Train Rides will take place December 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th on board the Secret City Excursion Train. One-hour excursions with narration will depart at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 p.m. on Saturdays and at 1 and 3 pm on Sundays. Santa is sure to delight all the children as he and Mrs. Claus make their way through the coaches passing out Christmas gift bags and posing for pictures. The train will be decked out in true holiday style. During the ride, passengers will hear the story of the Manhattan Project, which was one of the most remarkable industrial achievements ever accomplished. Refreshments and souvenirs are available for purchase in the train's commissary car. For more information, call 865-241-2140 or visit www.secretcityrailroad.com.
The Clinton High School Band will present its annual Combined Christmas Concert at 6:30 pm on Thursday December 11th in the Don Lockard Gymnasium at the school. In related news, funds have been raised to provide five new uniforms for the band and donations are being accepted online at www.clintonband.com. You can also call the school at 865-457-2611 and ask for the Band room to find out more or make a donation to help support the band.
The Anderson County TV Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday December 1st at the Office of Technology in Clinton. The hour long meeting will begin at 3:00pm and is open to the public.
The Tennessee Health Care Campaign (THCC) will be holding events to sign people up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act this month and next. If you do not have health insurance, these events are a chance to sign up for coverage in time to avoid penalties on your taxes. The Open Enrollment for what has become known as “Obamacare” began last Saturday, November 15th and will run through February 15th, 2015. You can sign up online at www.healthcare.gov, where you can also preview plans and costs or over the phone by calling 1-800-318-2596. Locally, THCC volunteer counselors can guide you through the process this Saturday November 22nd and on Saturday December 6th from 1 to 6 pm in the A-B Room at the Oak Ridge Civic Center. In addition, sign-up assistance will be offered on Saturdays December 13th & 20th at Grace Lutheran Church at 131 West Gettysburg Avenue in Oak Ridge from 1 to 6 pm.
Come have some family fun at our Pancakes with Santa party on Saturday, December 6, from 8:00 to 10:00 am at the First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Mrs. Santa will be there too, and we’re so fortunate. After all, she is a very busy lady! There will be plenty of merry elves to serve you pancakes with butter and syrup, bacon, sausage, fruit juices, milk and coffee—all you can eat for only $5. Youth choirs from area churches and high schools will entertain the crowd with carols. All proceeds from the pancake breakfast benefit CONTACT. For tickets, call 865.312.7450. To learn more about our crisis call center or make a donation online, please visit contactcarelinetn.org/donate.
The Anderson County Office on Aging and the Council on Aging will hold their annual Christmas Party on December 11th beginning at 11 am at the Clinton Community Center. Seniors age 60 and older are invited to come on down for food, prizes, games, information and music to get into the holiday spirit. Organizers say they are in need of several things to help make the party another rousing success, namely: plates, forks, cups, spoons, napkins, drinks, finger foods of all kinds, veggie trays and fruit trays. They are also searching for prizes for games and other giveaways. If you, your business, church or school group or civic organization can help out with any of these items, please call the Office on Aging at 865-457-3259. You can also send an e-mail to Cherie Phillips, the Director of the Office on Aging, at email@example.com.
First Baptist Church of Clinton wants you to save the dates of April 11th and 12th, 2015 as the church will host its third Remote Area Medical—or RAM—Clinic that weekend, which will provide medical, dental and vision services to the uninsured.
The Clinton Physical Therapy Center Relay For Life Team is selling beautiful mums for the Fall from Stanley’s Greenhouse to benefit the American Cancer Society. There are a variety of colors available including yellow, orange, rust, red, pink and purple. What a great way to decorate for the autumn or give as a gift to friends or family while also supporting the American Cancer Society! Mums may be pre-ordered by calling 457-8237 or stop by the Clinton Physical Therapy Center facility at 1921 N. Charles G. Seivers Boulevard to pick yours out.
The Briceville Fire Dept will be starting their annual Turkey Shoot on Saturday Sept. 6th at 5:00 pm. It's located on Briceville Hwy @ Bill Black Lane. All stock guns are welcome shells will be provided. For more information call 209-9992 or 661-4499.
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.
Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) of Anderson County: www.ASAPofAnderson.org
Anderson County Veterans Service Officer Leon Jaquet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinton High School Football: www.clintondragonsfootball.com
Anderson County Trustee's Office: http://www.andersoncountytrustee.com/
Anderson County Chamber of Commerce: www.andersoncountychamber.org
Anderson County Sheriff's Department-- www.tnacso.net
Anderson County Clerk's Office-- www.andersoncountyclerk.com
City of Clinton--- www.clintontn.net
Anderson County Election Commission--- www.acelect.com
Tennessee Wildlife Federation-- www.tnwf.org
Do Not Call-- www.donotcall.gov
Anderson County government: www.andersontn.org
American Red Cross-- www.redcross.org
Medic Regional Blood Center-- www.medicblood.com
Coal Creek Watershed Foundation-- www.coalcreekaml.com
Anderson County Tourism-- www.yallcome.org
Anderson County Property Assessor-- www.acgis.net
Anderson County School System-- www.acs.ac
Discover East TN-- www.DiscoverET.org
City of Oak Ridge-- www.cortn.org
Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited-- www.crctu.com
Green McAdoo Cultural Center & Museum-- www.greenmcadoo.com
American Museum of Science and Energy-- www.amse.org
Mayor's Commission On Clinton's 21st Century-- www.walktothefuture.com
First Baptist Church of Clinton-- www.firstbaptistclinton.com
Roane County Election Commission--- www.roaneelections.com
Blount County Government: http://www.blounttn.org
Alcoa City Government: www.cityofalcoa-tn.gov/
Maryville City Government: www.maryvillegov.com/
Clinton City Schools: www.clintonschools.org
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