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PROPHECY SEMINAR May 16, 6:30 p.m., May 17 at 2:30 and 6:30. Free. All are welcome. Benton Lifestyle Center, 108 Lifestyle Way. Non-denominational, not affiliated with Benton Community SDA Church. www.MyFeastsorFamine.com. Light refreshments.
POLK COUNTY COMMISSION will meet Thursday, May 15 at the Courthouse in Benton at 7 p.m.
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).
YARD, BAKE SALE and Car Wash Saturday, May 17 8 a.m. - noon, Shiloh Baptist Church. Proceeds to the Chastain family recently involved in a 4-wheeler accident. Donations can be brought to the church or call Nikki Patterson at 423-650-5183.
ROGERS REUNION The descendants of G.O. and Molly Rogers will gather at the home of the late Bunk and Martha Ann Rogers on Sunday, May 18 at 1 p.m. Bring your favorite covered dishes and join us for food, fun, and fellowship.
SINGING at Toqua Community Church with Robert Johnson, May 18th, 7 p.m. Call 884-6244 for info or directions.
POLK COUNTY BUDGET COMMITTEE will meet Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the courthouse in Benton.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS will be May 22 at PCHS and May 23 at CBHS.
MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM will be Saturday, May 24, 11 a.m. at the Polk County Courthouse. The Office of Veteran’s Affairs invites everyone to pay their respects for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country.
SAINT CATHERINE’S Catholic Church, 270 Main Street, Copperhill, will host an Open House June 1 from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited. Light refreshments. Come see our newly remodeled hall.
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.
BIGGEST EVER USED BOOK SALE behind the West Polk Library Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hardbacks $2, paperbacks $1. Proceeds will benefit the Polk County Library System.
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.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL OLD SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH 2909 Hwy 163, Delano, TN Sunday June 8-13, 6:30-8:30 pm, Children through 12th grade
FIRST BAPTIST MCCAYSVILLE Agency D3 VBS! Opening night/ Registration is June 14th. There will be parade through town, bounce house, face painting, food and more! Vbs will be June 15-20 6:00-8:30. Meal will be served at 5:15. If you need a ride we will have a van pick up. Just contact the church at 706-492-5301. All ages welcome!
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
AMERICAN LEGION Post 96 in Copperhill meets the first Thursday of each month. New members welcome! Call 423-496-3641 or 423-496-4925.
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.


-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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