COMMUNITY LINE
American Legion Post 136 and its Ladies Auxiliary will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 3, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the War Memorial Building in Oneida.  All members and potential members are invited to attend.  The post invites anyone who is a veteran or wife of a veteran who thinks he or she may qualify for membership to contact the post at (423) 569-4680 or (423) 663-4289.
The East 63 Volunteer Fire Department presents “The Haunting” Friday, October 31, 2104, inside the department’s fire hall, which is located at 9679 Baker Highway in Fairview.  The haunted house will be open from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.  Children 5 and under free.
The Scott Christian Care Center and the Scott County Extension Office will be hosting a Christmas Coupon class on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Scott County Office Building.  Guest Speaker will be Ann Haney.  Classes will be at 12:30-2:30 p.m. and a second class 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Cost is $5 if paid in advance or $6 at the door.  Seating is limited to 25 per class, so reserve your spot now.  Call (423) 569-2450 or (423) 663-4777 for more information.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Persons diagnosed with cancer often have to travel out-of-town for treatments.  Sometimes, they don’t have the financial means or ability to drive to these appointments.  Scott County provides transportation to these residents at no cost; however, the program currently needs your help.  Scott County’s Cancer Treatment Transportation Program is searching for kind and caring individuals who can volunteer their time and talent to drive its cancer van.  There are no special license or insurance requirements; you simply need a little extra time and a willingness to share it.  Drive as often or as little as you like.  If you would like to volunteer and help one of your neighbors, call the Scott County Mayor’s Office today, (423) 663-2000—you’ll be glad you did.
Mayor Jack E. Lay and the Oneida Board of Aldermen will meet in regular session Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Oneida Municipal Services Building (City Hall). The public is welcome to attend.
For the Love of Paws, Inc. is offering low cost spaying and neutering for your companion pets, cats/kittens, dogs/puppies.  Once a month they take a van load of animals to Young Williams Animal Center in Knoxville to their surgery center. The prices for spaying and neutering are:  $65 female dog, $55 male dog, $45 female cat, $35 male cat.  All prices include a free rabies shot.  Transportation is provided free of charge.  Call (423) 663-8284 for more information on low cost spaying or neutering.  The organization also helps people to adopt out dogs or cats that they have rescued.  Call for more information regarding adoptions and rescuing.  Check out their Facebook page "For the Love of Paws (of Scott County, Tennessee)".
Needing to apply for TennCare?  Call (800) 318-2596 to contact the Health Insurance Marketplace or apply online at www.healthcare.gov. Mountain People's Health Councils, Inc. also has trained and certified assisters on staff to help you.  This is a free service that is available to anyone and isn’t limited to Mountain People’s patients.  To set up an appointment, call (423) 286-4141 extension 27 and talk with Tina Claxton.
The Scott County Commission will meet in regular session Monday, November 17, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Scott County Office Building in Huntsville. This meeting is open to the public.
If you enjoy meeting and caring for people, then Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott has a place for you.  Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott is looking for caring, compassionate volunteers to assist with various aspects of hospital operations, like providing information to visitors, staffing the reception and help desk, and more.  If you would like to share your time and your heart, consider being a hospital volunteer.  For more information, call Sabrina Terry or Jennifer Sircy at Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott, (423) 286-5300.
A brown and black Yorkie has been found in the Pine Creek area.  The owner may call (423) 569-4757.
East Tennessee Enterprise Partnership Intermediary Relending Program, funded by the USDA-Rural Development, offers small loans to eligible small businesses that create or save jobs.  For more information, an application, and an appointment, call (423) 286-9090.
Do you have veterans’ questions? Ron Keeton, Scott County Veterans Service Officer, is available to help veterans or their dependents with a variety of veterans’ issues such as, VA benefits they may qualify for, replacing medals/decorations, copies of military records, etc. Mr. Keeton can be reached by calling (423) 663-4289 or by stopping by his office, which is located inside the Scott County Office Building, 2845 Baker Highway, Huntsville.  The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
ETHRA will be recertifying for USDA commodities during the month of November.  If you would like to get a new Commodity Card, in order to receive commodities at the next distribution, please come by the ETHRA office Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  If you have questions, please call (423) 286-6929 extension 6701 or 6702.
Looking for help?  Scott Appalachian Industries (SAI) cares about an individuals special needs.  They employ scores of trained care professionals who serve individuals with challenging, long-term health concerns, and they have many other services to offer.  If SAI does not provide a service, they will refer you to who may.  Visit them or contact them by mail at 591 E. Monticello Pike, Huntsville, Tennessee 37756.  You may also call them at (423) 663-9300, extension 0 with any questions.  Some of the services include: disability  services, home services, housing services, personal assistance/independent living assistance, job development and placement, day habilitation and care, therapy, nursing, supported living/assisted living, homeless assistance, special transportation and disability referral service.
There will be a benefit singing, auction and dinner to help Paula Crowly and Wanda Worley with the funeral expenses of their brother Kenneth Charles Murphy on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Pine Knot Fire Department at 4:00 p.m.  Singers includes Oasis, The Chitwoods, Danny Neal and the Gospel Soldiers.  Dinner includes turkey, dressing, sides, dessert and drink for $6.  If anyone would like to donate to the auction and can't make it to the benefit and need it picked up or for more information, call Paula at (423) 319-8554 or Pernie at (606) 354-3255.
Tennessee families lose millions of dollars a year because they don't get the food stamps they should.  Food stamps help families raise healthy children.  They help older people stay healthy.  They help make ends meet.  Call or visit the Department of Human Services in your county and find out if you qualify for food stamps.  In Scott County, the Department of Human Services is at 104 Fire Hall Drive in Huntsville.  The telephone number is (423) 663-2821.  Let food stamps help you make ends meet.  Call (423) 663-2821 today.
Were you in foster care?  If so, you may still be eligible for TennCare/Medicaid.  Children who have aged out of foster care may be able to get TennCare until age 26.  This is  included in the Affordable Care Act that started this year. To apply, go to www.healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.  If you have questions, Mountain People’s Health Council, also has two people on staff to help with the application process.  Call Melissa Bowlin at (423) 663-2740 ext.28 or Tina Claxton at (423) 286-4141 ext. 27. You do not have to be a patient of Mountain People's Health Council to receive assistance.
A male and female Great Pyrenees have been lost.  They are big white dogs with slightly blue trim around the male's ears.  The female is shorter and smaller than the male.  They were last seen at the Royal Blue exit/Pilot Gas Station. A $100 reward is offered for their return.  If found, please call (423) 907-0646.
The Appalachia Habitat Re-sale Store in Sunbright has couches, chairs, appliances and miscellaneous items for sale.  They are also taking donations for the store.  For more information, call (423) 628-2081 or (423) 627-2507.
Mayor Virgil D. Cecil and the Winfield Board of Aldermen meeting will be Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., in the Winfield Municipal Services Building.
CASA of the Tennessee Heartland's Scott County program office is seeking volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children.  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are appointed by a juvenile judge and are trained to research a child's life in order to make recommendations to the court relating to securing a permanent, safe home for the child.  Volunteers must pass a background check and successfully complete a training course prior to assuming a case.  To request an application packet or for additional information, please contact the Scott County CASA office at (423) 663-8943.
Oneida Middle School will have its annual Veterans Day program on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 1:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building.  All veterans are invited to attend.
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 appropriate), vision/hearing screening, developmental and behavioral screenings (as appropriate) and advice on how to keep your child healthy.  In addition, dental and behavioral health services are available.  In Scott County, call the local health department at (423) 663-2445 for more information.
Appalachia Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting applications for zero-percent interest home repair loans for Scott and Morgan Counties.  In some cases, a partial grant for the work may be available.  For more information and/or an application, contact the office at (423) 627-2507, P.O. Box 36, 135 East Robbins Rd., Robbins, TN 37852.  This project is funded in part by USDA Rural Development's Housing Preservation Grant.
The Scott County Commission will hold it's regularly scheduled work sessions on Monday, November 3, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Scott County Office Building in Huntsville. These meetings are open to the public.
Support CASA with a CASA Vase Arrangement from Andy's Flower Shoppe of Oneida.  A portion of proceeds will be donated to CASA.  CASA's mission is to empower volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in juvenile court.
There will be a benefit singing, auction and dinner on Friday, November 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the McCreary County Senior Citizens Center to help with traveling expenses to Cincinnati for treatments for one year old Camden who has been diagnosed with SMA.  He is the son of Brook Privett and Coty King.  Singers will be Oasis, Zack Roark and Heather Duncan Tucker.  Auctioneer will be Greg Burdine.  Dinner consists of your choice of a variety of chili and soup, along with sides, desserts and drinks for $5.  For more information, call Shannon at (606) 310-4012, Pernie at (606) 354-3255 or Sherry at (606) 354-2283.
Whether you’re a recent graduate looking for a job, a seasoned employee wanting a career change, an unemployed worker, or an employer expanding your business or a new employer needing a space to interview prospective workers, the local Tennessee Career Center offers services that can meet your employment needs. Services include internet-ready computer workstations to give job seekers access to the Tennessee jobs database, where they can search for jobs or complete resumes, land-based telephone and fax services to effectively communicate with employers and government assistance agencies, and more. The center is located on Oneida campus of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, which is located at 180 Eli Lane.  Services provided Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For more information, call (423) 569-9348.
Mayor George W. Potter and the Huntsville Board of Aldermen regular monthly meeting will be held Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in the Huntsville City Hall. The public is welcome.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please call (423) 569-3333.  If you would like information about domestic violence or are interested in attending a support group, please call (423) 569-3355.  Support groups meet on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
The Scott County School Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., in the Conference Room of the Scott County School System Central Office in Huntsville. This meeting is open to the public.
The Scott County Christian Care Center is a free medical clinic for anyone who has no insurance and is not entitled to disability benefits.  For more information and guidelines of care, call (423) 569-2450.
MEDIC Regional Blood Center, which serves 28 hospitals in a 21-county region, is urging people with O-positive, O-negative and A-negative blood to contact the blood center in Knoxville at (865) 524-3074, or visit MEDIC's website at www.medicblood.com, to find out where they can donate blood.  Although these supplies are critically low, donors of all blood types are always needed.  MEDIC must collect blood from 300-350 donors everyday of the work week in order to supply the region's hospitals.
The Obed Wild and Scenic River announces two programs on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  First, bring any questions you may have and come join National Park Service rangers for a free cup of coffee at Lilly Bridge from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. eastern.  Then, meet at Lilly Bridge at 11:00 a.m. for their Climb with a Ranger program.  If you have ever wanted to try the sport of rock climbing but did not know where to begin, let them help eliminate some of the uncertainty for you.  They provide all the gear.  All you need to bring is drinking water, sturdy footwear, a willingness to try new things and a can-do attitude.  Depending on participant interests and ability level, they will travel to one of several different climbing areas around the park and will have participants back to their vehicles by approximately 3:00 p.m.  Would be rock climbers of all ages are encouraged to attend.  In the event of inclement weather, call the park visitor center at (423) 346-6294 for more information or follow them at ObedWSR on Twitter fo updates.  Attend one program or both.  No reservations are necessary for these free events.  For more information regarding these events, please contact the Obed Wild and Scenic River at (423) 346-6294.
The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has over twenty fields at seven locations in both Tennessee and Kentucky that need to be maintained as open grass fields.  The park is making some of those fields available for hay production.  The fields are managed by the park for a variety of purposes including protecting historic landscapes, maintaining open areas for wildlife and native plants and for hunting.  Farmers who sign up for this opportunity may be required to lime their fields, depending on soil conditions.  Fields will need to be cut at least once a year for up to five years.  The National Park Service will require a narrow conservation buffer to be left unharvested around the field edge and wet areas for wildlife habitat.  For more information about specific fields and the permitting process, contact Letitia Neal at (423) 569-9778.
The Boys & Girls Club facility may be rented by individuals, clubs, businesses, etc. Rental charges in general are - gym: $35 per hour; cafeteria, $25 per hour; playgrounds, $20 per hour (includes supervisor). Call (423) 286-9500 for more information.
The Scott County Homeless Shelter would like to announce the grand opening of its new Thrift Store, located at 1513 Jeffers Road in Huntsville next door to the Food Pantry.  The store will be open Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. then closing for the food pantry, and re-opens from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., and open from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Fridays.  All Scott County residents are encouraged to come by and shop with them, pick up some free food in their pantry on Tuesdays, or bring in donations of their own!  All proceeds assist the shelter in operations.  Anyone who has questions about the shelter's programs or donations can call (423) 663-3333.  Thank you for your support!
Night at the Arts Dinner Theatre will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Oneida High School Performing Arts Center from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  Special guest performers include Alex Kazee, Jared Kidd, Natalie Cross, Brooke Brewster, Kim Hill and others.  Admission for the dinner theatre is $7 per person and $12 per couple which includes dinner or $3 per person and does not include dinner.  Tickets are on sale now.  Call (423) 569-5972 or drop by the Senior Center.  All proceeds go to the Scott County Senior Citizens Center.  Donations will be accepted.
What does a CASA volunteer do?  A CASA volunteer does a lot of investigating, reading, sitting, waiting and writing.  They ask a lot of questions and answer a lot as well.  Sometimes there is no answer.  They give their time without the need of a material reward.  Their reward is lying in bed at night knowing that their CASA child is sleeping in a safe environment.  Or finding out their CASA child was doing well in school.  CASA volunteer work is a work of small miracles.  Many people wonder what they can do to help.  If you have been looking for a way to help our communities in very personal way, call and ask more about becoming a CASA volunteer.  Training classes will be starting soon, so call today.  CASA can be reached at (423) 663-8943.
Sometimes getting there is half the challenge.  The American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program helps cancer patients find a ride to their treatments.  For more information, call the Scott County Mayor's Office at (423) 663-2000.
The Tennessee Drivers' License Service Center in Huntsville has relocated to the Scott County County Court Clerk's office inside the Scott County Courthouse.  The center is now open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For more information, you may contact the office at (423) 663-9555.  The local center can renew and make duplicates of existing Class D drivers licenses and photo IDs.
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