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LOST DOG Black slim dog with brown on face. Moss Rd., Delano. Had blue collar on. Last seen Monday. 338-1226 if you have info or have seen our dog.
TESTING FOR YOUR PRESTO Canner Dial Guage available through your local UT Extension Office. Polk County dial guages should be checked for accuracy and overall condition every year prior to the beginning of canning season. Contatc Donna Calhoun, Extension Agent, 423-338-4503 or dcalhou1@utk.edu.
CHILHOWEE MIDDLE SCHOOL would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their financial contributions to the gym floor repair fund: Benton IGA, Ocoee Gondelier Pizza, The First Volunteer Bank, Mr and Mrs. Neil Greenwood, Mr. James W. German, Scotty and Adeline Beard. The fund raising goal is $7000.00 and we currently have $1050.00.  If you would like to make a contribution to the fund, please contact Chilhowee Middle School at 338-3102.  Your support matters.
BENTON UNITED METHODIST Church invites children  and adults to step right up at Everywhere Fun Fair Vacation Bible School, Where God’s World Comes Together July 24 - 26 from 6pm-8pm at Benton UMC located at 135 Highland Drive, 3 blocks above courthouse off Benton Station Rd. Preregister by leaving a message at the church office, including name, phone number, number and ages of participants. 423-338-5134.
BIGGS FAMILY REUNION Last Sunday in July, July 28th at the Benton Municipal Building. Lunch at 12:30.
CANEY CREEK DOCUMENTARY will be shown at the Copper Basin Senior Center July 29 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
POLK COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING The July 2013 regularly scheduled Polk County Commission Meeting has been changed to Tuesday, July 30th.
BENEFIT FOR KYLE BALLEW August 2, Copper Basin Elementary. 5-9p.m. Food and fun for all. Singing, quilt, cakes, concessions, BBQ, bounce house, silent auction and more.
BLOOD DRIVE People Helping People will host a Blood Drive at 184 Mull Rd and Hwy 411 in Benton on Friday August 2, 2013 from 11 am - 4 pm. Blood Asssurance will have their bloodmobile in the parking lot.
CHILHOWEE MOUNTAIN CRAFT Bazaar and show August 3 at Peopple Helping People/Kidz Exchange plus, located in the old Benton Manufacturing building. Homemade, handmade, upcycled, and recycled creations. Food, too!
CHESTUEE BAPTIST CHURCH is giving away 100 backpacks with school supplies on August 3rd, 2013, from 9am-12pm at Affordable Cabins & Sheds, 4947 Highway 411, Benton, TN 37307 (Right next door to Ocoee Tire). We want to give back to our community to show that God is always there and churches still care. Any student can receive a back pack with school supplies. Please feel free to call Affordable Sheds if you need directions 423-299-9291.
RED CLAY will commemmorate the 175h anniversary of the Trail of Tears August 3-4 from 1-5. Hikes, speakers, demonstrators and more.
RUMMAGE SALE FOR MISSIONS Cleveland’s First United Methodist Church is having its annual rummage sale Aug. 2 from 8am-3pm and Aug. 3 from 8am-2pm. Proceeds of the sale will be used to support local, national, and world mission projects. The sale will be in the Christian Life Center, 3425 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, 476-4504
CHANCEY FAMILY REUNION Epworth Community Club Building, Saturday August 3. Lunch around 1 p.m. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy a great day with the family.
REVIVAL FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH Delano, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. and Aug. 4-7 at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest evangelist is Brother Lee Ingram. Everyone is invited! Robby Hatcher is Pastor.
BENTON ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN PARENTS: There will be a parent/teacher meeting Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. If your child will be 5 before August 30th and has not been registered, please go by the school office beginning Aug. 5th. Take birth certificate, SS card, immunizations, proof of physical and residency. Parents are urged to attend this meeting with kindergarten teachers and school principal.
CBHS CLASS of 1988 will  host a 25th reunion picnic on the high school grounds, Saturday, August 31st from noon to 3pm.  The class of ‘89 is invited to join as well as teachers from that era.  Please bring a covered dish and drinks to share, grilled items provided.  For questions see our FB page “1988 CBHS Class Reunion” or email Michelle Wilson Burns at 6jcburns@embarqmail.com. The Class of ‘88 will also have a catered meal at L and L Beanery in Blue Ridge, GA Saturday, August 31st, 2013 from 5:30 to 9pm.  Dinner tickets are $20 each, MUST reserve a ticket to attend dinner.  BYOB/wine.  Please RSVP to 6jcburns@embarqmail.com.
POLK COUNTY FAIR Sept. 9-14. Enter exhibits at the showbarn on Saturday September 7th from 10-5 and Sunday the 8th from 1-4. Contact 423-338-8648 or 423-715-3975.
OUTSIDE THE WATERCOLOR BOX – recent paintings by Marie Spaeder  Haas will be on exhibit in the Etowah Arts Commission  gallery June 27 through September 21.
COPPER BASIN SENIOR CENTER invites area residents 60 to visit or join our center. Activities include bingo, blue grass and gospel music, dancing, games, exercise, and education programs. Call 423-496-7113 for more information.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND Sober Celebration Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 sponsored by The Pioneers MC Cherokee & Carteret NC Chapters. Campfire AA meeting with burgers and dogs, pancake breakfast, Saturday ride the Dragon’s Tail, Sunday ride to Fields of the Wood.252-561-5673 for info.
PAINT POLK PINK Polk County’s first annual 5K fun run and 1 mile walk, October 12, 9 a.m. at the Polk County fairgrounds. Sponsored by West Polk Fire & Rescue, hosted by Polk County. All proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Pre-register: $25 mile walk; $35 5k. Day of event: $30 mile walk, $40 5k. Registration includes T-shirt. Pick up registration form in County Executive’s office or register at www.paintpolkpink-es2.eventbrite.com. If you want to donate to the cause, an account is open at First Bank of Benton.
UT EXTENSION POLK COUNTY offers the legally required educational seminar for divorcing parents of minor children.  Call 423-338-4503 for more information.
SAFE HAVEN ANIMAL RESCUE is in need of people who have fenced in yards to foster dogs.  We provide all food and veterinary care including spaying and neutering. We work hard to find forever homes by advertising on Petfinder and Pooches on the Move. Last year we found great homes for 80 dogs. Please call the SHARP line 299 3640.
BALL PLAY BAPTIST If you would like to attend a service at Ball Play Baptist Church located in Old Fort Tennessee, please call 423-715-9897 for a ride. We would love to have you!
THE HIAWASSEE RIVER VALLEY KENNEL CLUB meets the first Wednesday of every month at Shane’s Rib Shack in Ellijay, Georgia. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm. All purebred and mixed breed dog enthusiasts are welcome.
SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MODERN QUILT GUILD meets 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:00 pm. Bless My Stitches Quilt Shop, 104 D Tennessee Street, Murphy, NC 28906 Call 828-835-4900 or email southernappalachianmodernqg@gmail.com for more info.
EAST AND WEST POLK LIBRARY HOURS East Polk-Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. West Polk-Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.
LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE available through SETHRA by calling (423) 338-2335 or (423) 496-2644.


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Local Events
Guided Spring hike Saturday
Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes on March 22. At Hiwassee / Ocoee State Park, Join Ranger Angelo for an easy 3 mile hike along the beautiful Hiwassee river.
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Whitmire retires
Whitmire will be honored with a retirement reception on Friday, March 28th from 11 am – 3:00 pm at the 219 Ward Street First Volunteer Office in Benton.
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Spring crocus
Spring was in the air over the weekend, with blue skies and temperatures in the 60s. This crocus, one of the first spring flowers each year, poked its head out in Delano to bring some color to an otherwise dismal landscape.
Red-bellied woodpecker
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Frozen circles
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Recreation & Visitor Information
Changes made at Tumbling Creek
“We believe this was necessary to do in order to provide quality service and upkeep of other sites in the national forest that are more cost efficient to operate,” McDonald said.
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Dome cars added to excursion
Outdoor Sporting
Hog season changes urged
Wildlife Committee members from Polk and surrounding counties met with local lawmakers, wildlife commissioners, and TWRA last Tuesday to discuss the need to revisit hog hunting regulations in Tennessee.
Greasy Creek could close on stocking day
Big bass brought by
Tellico River fishing day slated
Coon hunting to continue
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Wild hog regulations change
Record bear harvest in 2011
Comment deadline Feb. 24
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