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The Polk County Wellness Policy will be available for viewing at the School Board meeting on May 12, 2014 at Copper Basin Elementary School at 7 pm. Anyone interested in reading the policy may do so at that time.

PCHS CLASS OF ‘64 is in the process of planning a 50th year reunion. If you are a member of that class, please contact Sula Jenkins at 423-506-0762 or 423-263-7114. email suls.jenkins@gmail.com.

THE SOUTHERN GOSPEL group The McKameys from Clinton, Tennessee will be singing at Ball Play Baptist Church on Thursday, May 1st, at 7:00 pm. Ball Play Baptist Church is located in Old Fort, Tennessee. Feel free to call 706-517-2182 for directions to the church.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Service Thursday evening, May 1st, Benton Station Baptist Church. 7 p.m. All are welcome.

BRADY SINGLETON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP BINGO Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at CBHS cafeteria. Admission $5. All proceeds to Brady Singleton Memorial Scholarship.

BES SUMMER FRENZY May 3, 11-3, Chilhowee Middle School football field. Live music, bounce station, dunking booth, carnival games for the kids, concessions and more. $5 entry fee. Local vendors such as Sweets N Treats, Origami Owl, Pink Zebra, Jamberry Nails, Mary Kay, Muskrat Photography and more!

YARD AND BAKE SALE Saturday, May 3 at Mtn Springs Baptist Church in Old Fort. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Little bit of everything. Rain or shine. All proceeds to church building fund.

CHILHOWEE MOUNTAIN CRAFT BAZAAR Saturday, May 3, 10 am - 4 pm at People Helping People/Kidz XChange Plus located at 184 Mull Rd and Hwy 411 (next door to Burgess). Fundraiser for People Helping People. Please call 299-9062 for more info

LOADED POTATO and Bake Sale Friday, May 9, 11 am  - 4 pm People Helping People located at 184 Mull Rd & Hwy 411, Benton Benefit for Carl Freeman of Springtown//Reliance Get a delicious loaded baked potato stuffed with pork BBQ and all the fixins’ for a minimum donation of $5. Also fill up on some baked sweet treats. Your donation will assist Carl Freeman, who suffered a serious leg and knee injury that has required two surgeries. Carl will not be able to work for several months. Pre-ordering of potatoes and delivery is available. Please call 299-9062 for more info.

FISHING RODEO Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo to be held at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

PANCAKE BRAKFAST sponsored by Copperhill Kiwanis Club will be Saturday, May 10 from 8-10:30 a.m. in the Forst Baptist Fellowship Hall. $5 adult, 2 kids for $5.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT sponsored by Benton Station Baptist Church Saturday, May 10 from 5-9 p.m. Games and activities for ages 0-1st grade will be provided for kids. For more info or to register call 338-7748 or 584-2216.

4TH ANNUAL Fishing Rodeo May 10 at Camp Agape. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hosted by Welcome Valley Baptist Church. Drinks and food, bring a lawn chair, door prizes, balloons and face painting. No alcohol! Call 244-5277 or 244-5278 for info.

BLOOD DRIVE Monday, May 5, 1-6 p.m., Wetmore Baptist Church. Pizza & prizes! Call 423-263-6767 for info.

RABIES CLINIC Polk County Rabies Clinic will be held April 28 - May 10. Rabies vaccine is $10. Please call Bishop Animal Hospital 338-5077 for appointment. Rabies vaccine can also be obtained April 26th from 8 a.m. - noon from Dr. Mitchell at the Piggly Wiggly Parking lot in Ducktown. Reduced fees only available during rabies clinic dates.

RAFFLE DRAWING May 10 at Benton Lions Club. Win a $250 Massengill/Ace gift card for $1 ticket. All donations benefit the Benton Lions Club

eyesight program.

NASHVILLE RECORDING ARTIST Jimmy Wayne will perform live in concert May 16 in the Copper Basin High School Gym. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. All proceeds go to the student needs account. Tickets available at CBHS or Peoples Bank (McCaysville and Ducktown).

PCHS ALUMNI BANQUET will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the PCHS cafeteria. Social hour at 6 p.m., banquet at 7 p.m. $15 at the door; Members of the Class of 2014 free.

BURRA BURRA KIDS Carnival, now in its 13th successful year, is scheduled for Saturday, June 7 at the Ducktown Basin Museum. Thanks to generous donations from local business sponsors, all the children’s games at this year’s carnival will be free. Concessions, which include hog dogs, drinks, popcorn, cookies and cupcakes, will also be free. There will be a small charge for bingo and the cakewalk, and all proceeds will go to benefit the museum operating fund.

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..

SPRINGTOWN COMMUNITY Support Group meets every third Monday at 7 PM at the Fire Hall.

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.

NARCANON reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise.  Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs.  Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals.  800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com

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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