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Updated:  January 23, 2015

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Anderson County Community Action will take applications for the ORANGE commodity card Wednesday Jan 21st through Wednesday February 4th.  The days to sign up at their office at 149 North Main Street in Clinton will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-12 and 1-2 and on Fridays 8-12.  To sign up you must be an Anderson County resident and bring in with you proof of income and know the birth dates and Social Security numbers for everyone in the household.   The deadline to sign up will be Wednesday February 4th at noon.  The commodities will be distributed on Thursday February 12th from 10 until 1pm at the National Guard Armory in Clinton.  If Anderson County Schools are closed due to bad weather, please listen to WYSH for a rescheduled date.  For more information on this equal opportunity program, please call Community Action at 865-457-5500 

A Fish Fry will be held Sunday January 25th in the Family Life Center of Clinton’s First Baptist Church to help raise money for this April’s Remote Area Medical—or RAM—expedition.  Free medical, dental and vision services will be available during the RAM clinic and the effort is being spearheaded locally by First Baptist, which says that, all told, they need $50,000 to properly fund the event.  The Fish Fry at First Baptist will begin at noon with adult tickets costing $10 and kids’ tickets costing $5.  The cost of admission for families will be no more than $25.  Call the church at 865-457-9353 for more information. 

The 12th Annual Barbeque and Bluegrass Bash in February will feature food, music, and entertainment, and it will raise money to help abused and neglected children in Anderson, Blount, and Scott counties.  It’s a fundraiser for CASA of the Tennessee Heartland. This year’s bash is at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 21, at a new venue—205 Main Street in Clinton.  A full barbecue buffet dinner will be provided along with decadent desserts, a press release said. Silent and live auctions will include vacation packages, Raku Pottery from Bill Capshaw, fine jewelry, and many baskets and packages of interest.  The Ridge City Ramblers will be providing live music, and there will even be instructed line dancing.    This event supports the work of CASA in aiding abused or neglected children in Anderson, Blount, and Scott counties who come under court protection.  Tickets are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight. Tickets include food, drinks, and entertainment, and they can be purchased online at, by calling (865) 425-0888, or in person at any of the CASA offices.

Clinton Public Library's Read to a Dog program is co-sponsored by UT's HABIT program. The program is aimed at children in the K-6 range and is designed to support confidence in independent reading. Children take turns reading aloud to our canine volunteers each Tuesday and Friday at 3:30. The program is great because the dogs provide a non-judgmental reading buddy for children who are shy about reading aloud, but there's an adult nearby for support and assistance. Come on in and meet Ziggy and Sadie (and their helpful handlers!) each week! 

Clinton Public Library offers a selection of FREE computer training classes each month on a variety of topics. This month's remaining selections are Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. The classes are at 2:30 on Tuesdays and 1:30 on Saturdays. These programs do require registration, so call the library at 457-0519 to sign up. If you need extended computer help on a topic not being offered this month, set up an appointment with our computer trainer for a one-on-one session! These one hour slots allow her to help you work out your more difficult computer issues and are great if you just have questions. Call the library or email for more information or to set up an appointment. 

The library also has other great FREE programs this month like Lego Club for the kids every Thursday, Crafty Wednesdays for teens every Wednesday, and storytimes for babies and preschoolers twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays! Also this month, holds a craft program for adults and the start of a new series of genealogy classes! Come on in to get in on the fun and learning! 865-457-0519 or for more information. 

Free guitar lessons for senior citizens will be held Friday mornings at 9 am at the Oak Ridge Senior Citizen Center on Emory Valley Road.  All levels of guitar players are welcome.  Beginner’s lessons start at 9 am, and intermediate lessons at 10:00 am.  Wendall Cook, who has many years of experience playing and teaching, conducts the lessons.  Members from the class provide music for the Senior Citizens Center Christmas and Valentine’s Day parties and also play at various nursing homes and retirement centers as well as other venues from time to time. Free banjo lessons will also be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoons.  Classes will last approximately one hour and are open to anyone who has an acoustic guitar, is 50 years old or older and has a desire to learn how to play.  For more information, call the Senior Center at 865-425-3999 or visit

The Clinton Mobile Pantry in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee will hold a food distribution event on Saturday January 24th from 9 am until the food is gone at the Clinton Church of God located at 635 Hillcrest Street in Clinton.  Everyone is welcome.

The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will host the Third Annual Family Day at the Civic Center on February 14 from noon to 4 p.m.  All activities except public swim and concessions will be free, a press release said. Concession items will include hot dogs, nachos, chips, juice, and soft drinks. A free cookie decorating activity will be offered.  Discounted public swim times, in 30-minute increments, will be offered for $1. Children 2 and under are free. The public swim is open to everyone and is scheduled at the indoor swimming pool from 12:30-1 p.m., 1:15-1:45 p.m., 2-2:30 p.m., and 2:45-3:15 p.m.  Lifeguards will be on duty. If parents wish to supervise their children from the pool deck, they must pay admission and be dressed in swimming attire. If children do not need direct parental supervision, the pool can be viewed through glass windows in the snack bar and lobby areas.  Family activities will be offered throughout the Civic Center. They will include pool, ping pong, foosball, crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, and board games. Active games, including family versions of volleyball and basketball, are planned for the gymnasium.  Volunteers are needed to assist with all activities. Volunteer T-shirts are available for all volunteers who sign up in advance.  For more information or to volunteer, call the Civic Center front desk at (865) 425-3450 or visit the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks website at

We need your input! Tennessee State Parks is interested in finding out what park visitors think about Norris Dam State Park's current condition for consideration of future upgrades, in addition to their thoughts on amenities, recreation activities and the various services they seek when selecting a park to visit. The survey will be available through Friday, January 30, 2015.  The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and will be used to potentially make changes at Norris Dam State Park or at other state parks -- helping to deliver a better product and elevating our level of customer service.  Take the survey at

Just a few places remain in the Beginning Fly Tying Course offered by the Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, in which students are guided one-on-one in tying nine different trout flies that are effective in area tailwaters and in the mountains.  Techniques learned in the class will enable participants to tie many other kinds of flies as well. The course is limited to a maximum of 12 students, taught by experienced volunteer instructors.  Six classes are scheduled for Thursday evenings, 7-9, from Jan. 15 through Feb. 26 (no class on Feb. 12), at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 158 W. Norris Road, Norris.  Cost is $125 including an illustrated manual, all materials and, for newcomers, a free one-year membership to Trout Unlimited. Tools will be loaned free of charge to students who don't have their own. Class proceeds benefit the Clinch River Chapter's conservation and youth education projects.  For more information or to sign up, contact Buzz Buffington by e-mail at or by phone at (865) 463-7167.

Sunday, January 25, 2015, the Oak Ridge Community Band/Wind Ensemble will present its Showcase Concert at 3:30 p.m. at High Places at Grove Theater located at Randolph Road in Oak Ridge. The program will feature small ensembles including the Tanasi Trio, the Oak Ridge Clarinet Choir, a tuba-euphonium ensemble, the Secret City Woodwind Quintet, and a duet with bass clarinetist John Snyder and clarinetist Deidre Ford. Admission: $8 adults, $6 senior citizens/students; free refreshments. Info: or 865-482-3568.

The “crowd funding” website for April’s Remote Area Medical—or RAM—Clinic at First Baptist Church in Clinton is up and accepting donations.  The site can be found by following this link:   

Mark your calendars for Saturday February 7th as the Clinton Rotary Club will host its 4th annual Daddy/Daughter Dance in the gymnasium of Clinton Middle School.  The dance will run from 6:30 to 8:00 pm with a professional DJ and a professional photographer as well as refreshments and door prizes.  In advance, tickets for a couple will be $20--$25 at the door—and $10 for any additional tickets.  You can purchase them at the offices of the Courier News, Hoskins Drug Store, Knight’s Flowers, Fox Chevrolet, Fox Toyota, Real Dry Cleaners, any Clinton city school, the Community Bank and at Peoples bank of the South.  Doors will open at 5:45 pm for pictures and dress can be either formal or casual.  Like for updates and details.   

TENNderCare is Tennessee’s commitment to see that children and teens have the best start to a healthy life.  TENNderCare is a free program of check-ups and health care services for children from birth to age 21 who are TennCare eligible.  A check-up includes: a health history; complete physical exam; lab tests as needed; vision and hearing screenings; developmental and behavioral screenings when appropriate; and advice on how to keep your child healthy.  In addition, dental and behavioral services are also available.  In Anderson County for more information call the Health Department at 865-425-8800.  You can also call 865-425-8715 to speak directly with a Community Outreach TENNderCare Representative. 

On the first Thursday of every month, the Clinton Public Library will hold an open computer lab just for job seekers from 2:00-3:30 pm.  During this time, an instructor will be available to assist patrons with job searches, job applications, resumes, and cover letters. 

South Clinton Baptist invites everybody to join them this Sunday and every Sunday for church.  Sunday School begins at 9:45 am and the church service begins at 11:00 am.  They also have Children's Church (BLAST) for children in Pre-K through 5th grade.  If anybody young or old or anybody in between needs a ride, please call the church office at 865-457-0863.

The City of Clinton has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city.  Messages delivered via the CodeRED system will include major fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, natural disasters, abductions, major water system problems, bomb threats and other emergencies. Residents who live inside the city limits will also have the option to be notified when the National Weather Service issues tornado warnings and other severe weather information.  All individuals and businesses are urged to log onto the city of Clinton website ( and follow the link to the CodeRED enrollment page. Those without Internet access may call the Clinton Police Dept dispatch center at 865-457-3112, Monday through Friday, (10am-5pm) and supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers can be entered as well.  All businesses and individuals, who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number should register. 

The Free Medical Clinic of Briceville sponsored by the Clinton Baptist Association is open, providing basic health care to uninsured, low-income residents of Anderson and surrounding counties.  The facility is located in Briceville on Highway 116 across the road from the Post Office.  Appointments are taken on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon by calling 865-426-0037.  Patients will be seen each Wednesday beginning at 9 am.



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