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SAFE HAVEN ANIMAL Rescue Program (SHARP) will hold its monthly public meeting on Thursday, Sept 26 6:30 pm at the Chamber of Commerce office at 1697 Highway 64 (Next to Ocoee Express).  Come find out how you can help homeless dogs of Polk County!
DEMOCRAT RALLY The Polk County Democrat Party will have a rally at the Ducktown Community Center Friday, September 27 at 6 p.m. Please join us for food and fellowship!
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.
ANNUAL ROGERS REUNION September 22 at 1 p.m. at Benton Municipal Building. Bring a covered dish.
LET’S MOVE DAY — A fun day for kids ages 4-14, will be held at the Polk County Fairgrounds on September 22 from 2-4pm.  Many fun activities have been planned that will get kids moving toward an active lifestyle for a healthy life.  This event is free!  There will be an obstacle course, ball games, exercise, healthy snacks, giveaways, and much more.  Kids must be accompanied by adult.
CITY OF BENTON regular monthly meeting for October has been moved to Tuesday, Ocotber 1st at 6 p.m.
PCHS CLASS of 1978 is planning their 35th Class Reunion for Saturday, October 19th. For more info, find us on Facebook - PCHS of 1978, contact Greg or Anne Stinnett via email: gastinnett@charter.net, or text us at 706-260-9505.
DRIVE IT FOR A TOUCHDOWN Golf tournament at Copper Basin Golf Course Saturday Sept. 28. Proceeds support Copper Basin Football Players and Cheerleaders/ Tee off at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. $45 per person; $160 per team. Includes lunch, greens fees and cart. Call 423-496-3579 to register or 423-618-5493 or 423-618-1499 for info. Cash and prizes for 1st-4th place teams.
COMMEMORATION OBSERVANCE Sunday Sept. 29, Antioch Church of Christ, Bates Pike in Old Fort. Bible Study 10 am, Worship 11 am, Covered dish at 1 pm. Bring your photos and memoribilia to share in the celebration of 140 years.
DELANO LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW October 5, register 8 a.m. - noon; judging noon - 2 p.m.; Awards 3:30 p.m. Entry fee $15. Classes/awards for top 35 vehicles. Best GM, Best Ford, Best MOPAR, 50/50 drawing, dash plaque to all entries, door prizes. BBQ chicken and drinks by Delano Lions Club, free admission, no alcoholic beverages, vendors free (no food vendors), proceeds to sight preservation.
LINSDALE GOSPEL JUBILEE Saturday, october 12 noon - 7 p.m. Rain or shine, bring a lawn chair. Admission is free. Linsadle community center, WPFR Station #7, off Chestuee Rd on the left. Headed Home Bluegrass, Skyway Boys, Journey Home, Watson Brothers Trio, Archie Watkins & Smoky Mtn Reunion and more. All day singing, preaching and dinner on the grounds,
BENTON ARTS & HERITAGE DAY will be Saturday, October 26 from 10-6. Quilts, kids games, music, tractor show, blacksmith and more!
HALLOWEEN QUEEN FESTIVAL Oct 26, 2013 at the showbarn with a pageant, crafts and concession more info coming and contact Loretta Rummel at 423-715-0308 and 423-338-3856
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 info.
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. 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.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED COUNTY  GOVERNMENT MEETINGS
-County Commission will be 3RD Thursday at 7 p.m., alternating between the Benton Courthouse and Ducktown Senior Center.
-School Board 2ND Monday of each month, alternating between each school.
-Benton Town Commission lst Monday, 6 p.m. at Benton Town Hall.
-Copperhill City Council 3rd Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
-Polk County Planning Commission, 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. alternating between the Ducktown Courthouse and Benton Courthouse.
-Ducktown City Commission 1st Thursday at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

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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.
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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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Outdoor Sporting
Hog season changes urged
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