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SOUTHERN NIGHTS FIREWORKS 6-10 p.m. July 3rd. Duck race at 12:30 with pre-fireworks activities. Sponsored by TCBA, Fannin Chamber, Glen Springs Holdings. www.ocoeeinfo.com.

MINERS HOMECOMING July 4-5 in Ducktown. Walking parade, pancake breakfast, rubber duck race, soup bean dinner, beauty pageant, fireworks, concessions, talent show, and more. 457-5960 for info. Free museum admission at Ducktown Basin Museum all day July 5th.

CMS BASKETBALL CAMP for 1-5th graders July 7-10, 6-8 p.m. at Chilhowee Middle School Gym. $25 per player. Player development, teamwork, and sportsmanship are a focus. Concessions will be sold. Registration forms at www.polk-schools.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW VBS July 7-11, Mountain View Baptist Church, 7-8:30 p.m. Classes for all ages. Pete Morgan, Pastor.

POLK COUNTY AUDIT COMMITTEE will meet Wednesday, July 9th at 5:30 p.m. at the courthouse in Benton.

DROP-IN CELEBRATION Family and friends, please join us as we celebrate Glenn Farner’s birthday July 13 from 2-4 pm at the Benton United Methodist Church Community Building. No gifts, please.

ANNUAL DECORATION at Farmer Family Cemetery July 13 at 10 a.m. A paved road now leads to the cemetery from Mineral Bluff Hwy by turning on Hardscrabble Rd into Farmer Estates subdivision. The cemetery is in the back of the subdivision. Decoration is always the second Sunday in July.

POLK COUNTY YOUTH FOOTBALL SIGNUPS will be July 12, and July 19 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at CMS football field house. Ages 4-14. For info call 423-299-4063.

BIGGS REUNION at Benton Municipal Building, lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27th.

THE ROCK Community  Church VBS July 21st-29th 6-9, 5270 Hwy 64 east Ducktown TN Kindergarten- 5th grade. Register online at: www.trcc2013.org

A VERY GOOD PLACE to Art featuring paintings, drawings, and pottery by students and instructors of AACA visual arts classes. The work can be viewed at The Arts Center, 320 North White Street, Athens, Tennessee, from June 23 – July 31, 2014. This exhibit gives local art students an opportunity to show what they have created as a part of art classes at The Arts Center.

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.

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.

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.

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE available through SETHRA by calling (423) 338-2335 or (423) 496-2644.

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.

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.


-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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