American Legion Post 136 and its Ladies Auxiliary will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 7, 2015, 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 they may qualify for membership, please contact the post at (423) 569-4680 or (423) 663-4289.
A free Medicare information session will be held on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Quality Home Health in Huntsville, located next to Grace Primary Care. The session is open to all Medicare enrollees, and will discuss choices for Medicare in 2016. 
The Town of Winfield picks up residential trash every Tuesday.  Since employees begin the route early each collection day, residents are respectfully requested to have garbage on the curb by 8:00 a.m.   Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  For more information, you may contact the Town’s offices at (423) 569-6139.
The Boys and Girls Club of Scott County basketball league is looking for a coach for its 10-11 year old girls division.  Interested persons should contact the Boys and Girls Club of Scott County, 17025 Alberta Street or (423) 286-9500.
The Scott County Cancer Society will hold a ceremony at the Christmas Lighting at the Oneida City Park.  They will have ornaments for sale for $5 a piece to honor those fighting the battle of cancer or to remember the ones who won the ultimate battle of cancer.  These ornaments come with your loved ones name on it and you keep the ornament for your Christmas tree at home.  They will read the names of those who ornaments were purchased for at the Christmas lighting at the Oneida City Park when the date is scheduled.  If you would like to purchase an ornament, contact VeRhonda Hembree at (423) 663-1978.  All proceeds form the sell of ornaments stay in Scott County to provide Ensure, transportation and services.  You may mail in a request for an ornament to VeRhonda Hembree, P.O. Box 4, Huntsville, Tennessee 37756.  You may also purchase an ornament at the park.
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.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside checkpoints on January 15, 2016, at SR 63 in Scott County.  Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of the State of Tennessee.  The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these driver license roadside safety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.
For the Love of Paws, Inc. is offering low cost spaying and neutering for your companion cats/kittens, dogs/puppies.  Twice a month they take a van load of animals to Young Williams Animal Center in Knoxville or the Humane Society in Knoxville for spaying and neutering. The prices for spaying and neutering start at $70 for dogs and $45 for cat.  All prices include a free rabies shot. Financial assistance to further reduce the cost of spay and neuter is available to those who qualify. Transportation is provided free of charge.  Call (423) 223-8241, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., for more information on low cost spaying or neutering. Visit their website ( for more information regarding spay/neuter, adoptions and rescuing. Have a missing pet or found a lost dog? Check out their "lost and found" photo album on Facebook at
Needing to apply for TennCare?  Call (800) 318-2596 to contact the Health Insurance Marketplace or apply online at 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 Tina Claxton at (423) 286-4141 ext. 27 or Melissa Bowlin at (423) 663-2740 ext. 28.
Mayor Jack E. Lay and the Oneida Board of Aldermen will meet in regular session Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Oneida Municipal Services Building (City Hall). The public is welcome to attend.
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.
The regular meeting of the Scott County Commission will be held on Monday, December 21, 2015. The meeting, which will convene at 6:00 p.m., will be held in the Conference Room of the Scott County Office Building in Huntsville. This meeting is open to the public and can be seen live on Oneida Cable and Video Channel 4 on ComCast Cable and Channel 119 on Highland Media.
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.
Bell ringers are needed.  You are helping families in our own community.  Please consider to take at least 2 hours of you time to care for those in need by just ringing a bell.  Call Shantell to schedule a time at (423) 663-6900.
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.
Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale will be held Friday, November 27, 2015 from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 28, 2015, from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Scott County Senior Citizens Center on Main Street in Oneida.  Proceeds benefit the Scott County Senior Citizens Center.
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.
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 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.
The Obed Wild and Scenic River  will be hosting a Healthy Hike on Saturday, November 28, 2015.  Meet the park ranger at Lilly Bluff Overlook parking area at 1:00 p.m. eastern.  Burn off those Thanksgiving calories as we walk along a portion of the Boulder Trail and the Lilly Bluff Overlook Trail.  The Lilly Bluff parking lot is located off of Ridge Road in Morgan County.  This is a free event, and no reservations are required.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring drinking water.  Well-behaved dogs on a leash are always welcome.  This event should conclude by 2:30 p.m. eastern.  Please contact the park at (423) 346-6294 for further details and information.
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 David Cecil and the Winfield Board of Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, December 10, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. in the Winfield Municipal Services Building.  The meeting is open to the public.
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.
ETHRA is recertifying for USDA Commodities during the month of November.  If you would like to recertify and receive a new card in order to pick up commodities, come by the ETHRA Office Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  If you have questions, please call (423) 286-6929, extension 6701 or 6702.  This program is funded by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
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.
The Obed Wild and Scenic River was recently awarded the prestigious Keeper of the Light award.  The Keeper of the Light Award for Interpretation is the highest honor bestowed by the National Park Service's Division of Education and Interpretation for the Southeast Region.  Obed received the award for their monthly "Climb with a Ranger" program which offers an introduction to rock climbing to participants regardless of age or experience level.  The first "Climb with a Ranger" program occurred in early 2013.  Since that time the program has allowed approximately 2,000 participants to experience an activity that they might not have been able to experience in a venue that draws rock climbers from around the world to Morgan County.  Climb with a Ranger is conducted every first Saturday of the month regardless of most weather conditions.  All necessary gear is provided.  Individuals who are interested in learning more are encouraged to contact the park at (423) 346-6294.
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, December 7, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Scott County Office Building in Huntsville. These meetings are open to the public and can be seen live on Oneida Cable and Video Channel 4 on ComCast Cable and Channel 119 on Highland Media.
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.
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.
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 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.
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will present an hour long program at the Crossville-Cumberland County Gateway to the Big South Fork Visitor Center featuring the Jenkins Family on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. central time.  The Jenkins Family plays a variety of traditional Appalachian stringed instruments and specializes in bluegrass music.  Enjoy an afternoon of old fashioned Christmas carols to celebrate the upcoming season!  This wheelchair accessible interpretive program is free of charge.  Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.  Children should be accompanied by an adult.  Everyone is welcome.  For directions or additional information, please call the Crossville Visitor Center at (931) 787-1755.
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, 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 East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) will distribute USDA commodities on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at the Oneida City Park from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Bring your own bags or boxes and you may pick up for 3 households only.  ETHRA is an equal opportunity provider.
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 School Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting Thursday, December 10, 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 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!
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.
The Oneida Special School District Board of Education will meet in regular session on  Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office Conference Room.
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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