American Legion Post 136 and its Ladies Auxiliary will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 2, 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 verteran who thinks they may qualify for membership, please contact the post at (423) 569-4680 or (423) 663-4289.
Foster parents can make a difference in a child's life.  Foster parents are currently needed in Scott County.  Camelot will be providing its final foster parent training class in Scott County on October 13, 2015.  Learn more about becoming a foster parent by contacting Allen Carson at Camelot at (423) 319-9046 or by visiting the company website,
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.
In celebration of the National Park Service's upcoming centennial, the Obed Wild and Scenic River, in partnership with bowyer Travis Gosnell, announces another primitive bow workshop on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at the Obed Visitor Center.  The program begins at 5:00 p.m. eastern and will conclude by 7:00 p.m.  Visitors will have the opportunity to help in the process of building a primitive bow and to ask Travis questions about primitive weaponry.  This wheelchair accessible program requires no reservation and is free to the public.  Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.  For more information, please contact the park at (423) 346-6294.
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 Obed Wild and Scenic River announces a Civil War lecture and book signing on  Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. eastern  Dr. Aaron Astor of Maryville College will speak about the Civil War and how it affected Morgan County, Tennessee.  Dr. Astor is the author of the book The Civil War in the Cumberland Plateau, and he will be on hand to sign copies of his book following his lecture.  Also featured during this program will be a variety of reproduction Civil War artifacts, on loan from Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  This special event commemorates both Veterans Day and the 152nd anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.  This special event will be held inside the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg.  No reservations are required for this free, wheel chair accessible program, which should last until 2:00 p.m.  For more information regarding this event, contact the Obed Wild and Scenic River at (423) 346-6294.
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.
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
The Oneida Special School District Board of Education will meet for a work session on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office Conference Room.
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, October 15, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Oneida Municipal Services Building. 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, October 19, 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.
The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) is distributing applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for households that have not received assistance since October 1, 2014.  To receive an application, call ETHRA's toll free number at 1-800-552-0127, extension 4825, leaving name and mailing address.  Applications are also available at the local ETHRA office or on ETHRA's website  The sponsor of this program is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.  The goal is to provide assistance to the low-income households to offset the high rise of home energy cost.
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.
There will be a temporary closure of Obed Wild and Scenic River's Rock Creek Campground, located on Catoosa Road in Morgan County, to allow pavement reserfacing improvements (weather permitting).  The closure will be in effect from Tuesday, October 13, 2015, through Friday, October 16, 2015.
The Oneida Lions Club will be meeting Monday, October 12, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center on Main Street in Oneida.
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.
The First District Senior Citizens Center in Straight Fork will be closed Thursday, October 8, 2015.
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 Scott County Bee Association will be meeting Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the Scott County Office Building in Huntsville.  For more information, please call Don Young at (423) 627-2579.
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, October 13, 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 months of October and 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.
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 2, 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.
There will be a car, truck, rat rod and motorcycle show Saturday, Oct 10, 2015, at Bridge Ministries on the Ky/Tn Stateline about 5 miles south of Whitley City, Kentucky and about 5 miles north of Oneida.  Signs will be posted.  Registration will be 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.  Entry fee is $12.  Trophies will be presented.  All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for not only research, but also to help the children and young adults without insurance to get their meds and treatments.  There will be food, drinks, 50/50, corn hole tournament,  games and special singing with several different groups.  If it is too warm or too cold there will be a large dining area to sit in.  For more inforamtion, call (606) 354-3255 or (606) 310-8396.
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 regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2015 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 Obed Wild and Scenic River's Lilly Bridge parking area located on Ridge Road and the Jett parking area located along Highway 298 will be closed for pavement sealing and striping, weather permitting, from Tuesday, October 6, 2015, to Friday, October 9, 2015.  Both areas are located in Morgan County.  Traffic passing through the areas should not be affected.  Parking for Lilly Bridge will be available at the Lilly Bluff Overlook parking area. 
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, 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 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, October 15, 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!
4-H is partnering with the Big South Fork Saddle Club to host a 4-H Horse Camp during Fall Break. It will be two days Thursday, October 8, 2015, and Friday, October 9, 2015.  The cost is $20.  Everyone 4th-12th grade is welcome to join them.  It will be held at the Museum on the grounds of Scott High school on Thursday, October 8, 2015.  They will start at 1:00 p.m. and go until the BSFSC meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to stay for the monthly meeting to help plan more horse-related events.  Thursday's Horse Camp activities will cover topics such as grooming, hoof care, tack and equipment, food and nutrition, pest/insect management, etc.  Friday, October 9, 2015, will be the day they travel to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.  They will leave Huntsville at 7:00 a.m. and return around 7:00 p.m.  Family members and friends of 4-H are welcome to join them for this fun-filled day!  To register, go by the UT/TSU Extension Office (located inside the Scott County Office Building) and fill out a permission form and pay the $20 registration fee.  Pre-registration is required.
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 Obed Wild and Scenic River will be having a preschool story time event Friday, October 16, 2015, beginning at 10:30 a.m. eastern.  The event will take place at the Obed Visitor Center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg.  All preschool children (and their parents or guardians) are invited to attend.  Children are encouraged to bring their favorite book to be read by a reanger and a pillow or blanket, if desired.  This is a free event, wheelchair accessible, and no reservations are required.  Please contact the park at (423) 346-6294 for further details and information.
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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