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POLK SOFTBALL will be starting their Pepsi sale fundraiser this week. Parents and players will be selling cases of pepsi products. Please help support the Lady Wildcats Softball Team.
RED CROSS WORKSHOP on Disaster Awareness will be February 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the West Polk library. Everyone is welcome to get educated for all services available when disaster strikes.
POLK DEMOCRAT WOMEN will meet Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the courthouse in Benton.
SEQUOYAH BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM will host Tribal Historic Preservation Specialist Tyler Howe on Sunday, March 2nd, from 2-3 p.m. for a lecture on the “Cherokee Americanization Program.” Howe has been Tribal HistoricPreservationist for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in the Tribal Historic Preservation Office since 2005. For info visit www.sequoyahmuseum.org or call 423-884-6246.
MCMINN YOUTH SOCCER Academy will start March 3rd, for ages 4 to 7. Particpants will have 30 minutes of instruction and a 30 minute game every Monday and Thursday from 5-6 at the McMinn Soccer complex. Academy runs from March 3rd to May 22nd. The cost is $60 dollars.  For more information contact Jacqueline Howard at jtraer@k12tn.net or 423-453-5691.
ZACK MILLER will be the featured speaker at Wetmore Baptist Church in Delano Sunday, March 9th, at 11:00am.  The church is located on the McMinn/Polk County line.
DEMOCRAT FUNDRAISER RALLY March 29 at 6 p.m. at PCHS. Doors open at 5. Tickets $12. Dinner, door prizes, and fellowship. Meet your candidates. Sponsored by Polk Democrat Women and Polk Democrat Party. Keynote speaker is Roy Herron, Chairman of the TN Democrat Party.
BOOK CLUB meets every first Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the West Polk Library in Benton. All interested in reading different books are invited to participate. The next meeting in March 4th.
OCOEE REGION BEEKEEPERS Association extends an invitation to anyone interested in bees or beekeeping to be a part of ORB Keepers, right in Benton. The club meets every third Tuesday at the Benton Municipal Building on Hwy 411 at 7 p.m. Come and see what we are about!
CUB SCOUTS Pack 3013 meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on Hwy 314 in Benton.
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.
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, Thursdays from 1-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
- Polk County Election Commission 2nd Tuesday, 3 p.m.  at the election office on Hwy 411 in Benton.
-Benton Town Commission lst Monday, 6 p.m. at Benton Town Hall.
-Copperhill City Council  6 p.m. at City Hall. (Meetings vary based on schedule of the Mayor)
-Polk County Planning Commission, 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. alternating between the Ducktown Senior Center and Benton Courthouse.
-Ducktown City Commission 1st Thursday at 7 p.m. at City Hall.


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