The Union News Leader's Calendar Of Meetings & Events
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-The Union County Adult Education Center would like to invite anyone interested in getting a GED to please contact our office for an appointment. We are offering the test on a monthly basis and all pre-testing is free of charge. Classes for anyone that is not quite ready for the test are on Monday and Tuesday evening from 3:30-6:30 in the white modular building behind the Adult Education Office. The Union County Commission and Mayor Mike Williams have made it possible again this year for all residents of Union County to take the GED test free. Students that are not residents of Union County will have the test paid for through funding the center has been able to procure through individual donations, and the drink machine we have in the classroom. Please call today for an appointment to enroll in the adult classes. Classes will be on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 3:30-6:30. Anyone who does not have a high school diploma should call today and get started on getting the GED. The test will be changing in January 2014 to a computer based test, and from all indications will be different from the test we are administering at the present time. The cost of the test will be more expensive and funding for the test could possibly not be available. Anyone who has not passed a subtest should get in and take the part of the test that was not passed. When the new test begins in January 2014, anyone who has not passed all parts of the GED will have to take the complete online test. We are not able to do portions of the test that have not been successfully taken and will not be accepted after the January, 2014 new testing begins. -Melissa Carter
-Sharps Chapel Senior/Community Building Rental Information: Anyone who is interested in renting the Sharps Chapel Senior Citizens & Community Building can now do so by contacting Sherry at 865-257-3978. If you’ve already made a reservation, call Sherry to make arrangements to pick up the key at the Sharps Chapel Bookstation/Library.
-The MOMS Club of the Maynardville area has expanded its region, now including two new zip codes: the Big Ridge Area (Andersonville/Heiskell) 37705 & 37754. The complete list includes: Maynardville & Big Branch 37807; Sharps Chapel 37866; Luttrell 37779; Plainview & Corryton 37721 and now the Big Ridge Area (Andersonville/Heiskell) 37705 & 37754. If you are interested in joining the MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) club for fun, local, low cost activities and playgroups with local Moms and their children or for more information please contact Darlene at 712-4560 or Eden at 687-2469.
-The regular meeting of the Union County Lions Club is the third Monday of each month at Hardee’s in Maynardville. All community members are invited and encouraged to attend.
-Union County Cancer Support Group meets every 3rd Tuesday at Plainview Community Center. Survivors, caretakers and in-treatment all welcome.
-The Union County Democratic Party meets at 10:00 AM on the last Saturday of the month in the small courtroom of the courthouse. Any changes will be posted. Mary Ann Page, Chair. http://ucdems.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 865-247-8155.
-Wanted: Pickers, dancers and spectators!!! Bluegrass, country and gospel music-4th Saturday of each month at Old Rush Strong School, Leadmine Rd. (top of the ridge, Sharps Chapel) from 7:00 pm till ? Coffee and snacks available. Donations appreciated. Y’ALL COME!
-Union County LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) Meetings are held quarterly. Open to the public. For more information or meeting dates, please contact Karen Kirk at 865-992-5816 or e-mail at email@example.com
-Sharps Chapel Book Station Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday and Monday
-Feel like you “don’t get around much anymore”? Don’t feel like “puttin’ on the Ritz”? Let the Union County Office on Aging help! From information on home assistance services to food pantries to Medicare questions, the Office on Aging is here to serve you! Feel free to contact Samantha anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at (865) 992-3292 or at (865) 992-0361, or drop by the Union County Senior Citizens Center at 298 Main Street, behind the Maynardville Public Library.
-Convenience Centers in Union County If you have any questions for any of the County Convenience Centers call: Sharps Chapel Center 278-4007, Hubbs Grove Center (Maynardville) 992-4212, Cedar Grove Center 992-8498, Highway 61 West Center 992-1312, Wolfe Road Center (Luttrell/Plainview) 992-2666 and the Blue Springs Center (Speedwell) 423-562-7922. To see a list of items that can be recycled at the Centers, go to www.keepunioncobeautiful.org and click on “Union County Convenience Centers”.
-Union County Democratic Party now has a Facebook Page! Sign on and "Like" us. We will be posting additional information online. The direct address is https://www.facebook.com/UnionDems
-Plainview City Hall New Hours Effective Tuesday, July 10, Plainview City Hall’s new office hours will be Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 3:30 (closed 12:00-1:00 for lunch).
-Handgun Carry permit classes-The Union County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting handgun carrying permit classes on a monthly basis. Anyone interested in taking the class can contact the Sheriff's Department at 992-5212 or 992-9407 ext.20 and leave message for more information.
-Farm Market Season - May 4th to October 26, 2013. Seeking farmers, hobby gardeners, nursery and other as vendors. Application and one time fee of $10.00. Please contact UT extension office Phone: 865-992-0838 or stop by 3925 Maynardville Hwy-Maynardville, TN. for an application.
-Need a ride to work, doctors appointments and to the store? Call ETHRA. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fees: in county trips $3.00; every county line $3.00; extra stops $1.00; kids under 6 $1.50. Visit our website at www.ETHRAPUBLICTRANSIT.ORG or www.ETHRA.ORG or call 1-800-232-1565 or (865) 691-2551 Ext. 4280.
The Union County Lions Club has fresh picked pecans for sale! Pecans are sold in one pound bags (pieces and halves available) at $10 per pound. Contact the following Union County Lions Club members for purchasing information: Ronnie Mincey, Darrell Malone, Brenda Sweet, Eugene Brantley, Judy Roe, Donna Jones. Please call 865-278-6430 for more information.
UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group is for any adult who is suffering loss. Our group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month from 5:00-6:30pm. Meetings are held in the UT Hospice office at 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call Brenda Fletcher, Bereavement Coordinator @ (865) 544-6277.
The Union County Sheriff and Jail Committee will have a special called meeting on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Union County Courthouse. Everyone encouraged to attend this meeting, for further questions or information contact Chairman J.M. Bailey at 992-8560.
The Luttrell Christmas Parade will be held on Dec. 7th at noon. The parade starts at Luttrell Park. Line up will begin at 10am. If you would like to participate in the parade please request a registration form by calling 865-992-0870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there. Ho Ho Ho!
The Union County Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 8th, 2013 starting at 2:30 p.m. Parade begins at the Union County High School parking lot. The following is a list of rules: 1) must be Christmas oriented 2) no throwing candy to the left side of the roadway in front of oncoming traffic 3) must stay in line, no cutting in and out of traffic 4) all exhibits must be ready to be judged at 1:30 p.m. 5) all drivers must stay with their vehicles until they are registered! 6) there will be no registration fee and no pre-registration. Floats can be on trucks, trailers, car haulers, etc. Trophies will be given in the following categories: Best Antique car and truck from oldest to 1950; Best Classic car and truck from 1951-1975; Best late model car and truck from 1976 – 2012; Antique tractor; Best Club Float Trophy, Best Horse and Wagon or buggy; Best Horse & Rider; Best Commercial and Best Religious float; and Best Heavy Duty Truck. All decisions by the judges will be final. Absolutely NO 4-wheelers or dirt bikes! Union County Rescue Squad will provide the one and only Santa Clause. For more information contact Jeff Sharp 405-2196 or Trish Collins 973-2279
There will be a K-12 Virtual School Workshop at 6:pm in the large courtroom on December 9th, 2013. This will take place before the County Commission Meeting.
County Commission -
Union County Courthouse
Monday, December 9th, 2013
- Time: 7:00 P.M.
Agenda: 1. Call to Order, 2. Invocation, 3. Pledge of Allegiance, 4. Roll Call, 5. Announcements (if any):, 6. Approve Minutes from previous meeting, 7. Approve Notaries (if any), 8. Monthly Report – Director of Finance, 9. Budget Amendments & Transfers, 10. Steve Rouse- Policy Procedure for Special Response Team , 11. Mike Butcher-County Vehicles, 12. KUCB-Presentation, 13. David Cox- Approval of Surplus Items for Highway Dept., 14. Old Business, 15. New Business-Addendums (if any): a) 17. Adjourn
City Of Maynardville Regular Meeting Agenda 12.10.13 1. Call to Order- Recorder 2. Approval of previous minutes A. 10.08.2013 Regular Commission Meeting 3. Petitions and communications from the public A. Jerry Welch – Fire Hydrant Butler Lane 4. Resolutions A. Water and Sewer Adjustments 5. Ordinances on First Reading A. Amend Ordinance O-2013-4 Water and Sewer Rates to includes changes to reconnection fees 6. Ordinances on Second Reading A. Ordinance establishing the policies and procedures related to Roadblocks 7. Reports from the following: A. City Engineer B. City Attorney C. City Manager D. Police Chief E. Fire Chief F. Codes Enforcement G. Finance Report 8. Other Business A. Condemnation of unfit properties 9. Reports or Comments from the Commission 10. Adjourn meeting
The Union County Senior Center is having their Christmas party Wednesday, Dec 11 from 10:00-1:00. We will have live music....please bring a side dish / snack foods. All senior citizens welcome! For more info call Melanie @ 992-3292
The Downtown Revitalization Committee of the City of Maynardville will meet on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at noon in City Hall.
Maynardville Public Library will host a book signing on December 12 from 3-6 pm for Dianne Swisher's debut children's book "To Save A Mockingbird" with illustrations by local artist Marty McConnaughey. Books will be on sale that day for $11.99 plus tax with an opportunity to have it signed by the author and illustrator. This will make a great gift for children in your life. Refreshments will be served at the library so come by and chat with hometown folk.
Regular Workshop Union County Board Of Education Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:00 p.m. (Workshop to be Held at Union County High School Auditorium) Agenda 1. Discuss School Trips—Dr. Carter · HMMS--Jr. Beta Club to Opryland Hotel in Nashville for State Convention March 2-4, 2014 (Sponsors Jane Hansen-Effler, Loretta Williams, and Dr. Lauren Effler) · UCHS—Lance Lay March 15-21, 2014 2. Discuss Budget Amendments and Transfers/Director’s Monthly Report—Ann Dyer 3. Discussion from Committees 4. a. Coaching Supplements--Discuss elimination of assistant coaches positions—Track, Golf, and Cross Country/consideration for cheer and band director b. Calendar Committee 5. Discuss Personnel Update/Leave of Absence Requests—Dr. Carter 6. Discuss Requests for Out of County Transfers—Susan Oaks 7. Discuss Revision of School Board Policy Manual—Ronnie Mincey · Due for approval on second reading at this meeting Ø Facilities Planning (Policy 3.208) Ø Graduation Activities (Policy 4.606) Ø Discussion of Tennessee Virtual Academy Attendance, Withdrawl, and Truancy Policy Ø Possible Discussion of Epi Pen Policy 8. Discuss Professional Development Contracts 9. Discuss Promethean Bid—Ronnie Mincey 10. Discuss Maintenance—Mike Johnson 11. Discuss Technology Bids—Donald Tharpe 12. Discuss Security Bids—Donald Tharpe 13. Discuss Changing Date of Regular Board Meetings—Dr. Carter
Regular Meeting Union County Board Of Education Thursday, December 12, 2013 (Meeting to Immediately Follow 6:00 p.m. Workshop at the Union County High School Auditorium) Agenda 1. Approve/Disapprove Agenda 2. Special Recognition 3. +Union County Education Association 4. Approve/Disapprove Consent Agenda a. Board Minutes Dated November 14, 2013 b. School Trips · HMMS--Jr. Beta Club to Opryland Hotel in Nashville for State Convention March 2-4, 2014 (Sponsors Jane Hansen-Effler, Loretta Williams, and Dr. Lauren Effler) · UCHS—Lance Lay March 15-21, 2014 5. Approve/Disapprove Budget Amendments and Transfers 6. Approve/Disapprove Second Reading of TSBA Recommendations to Board Policy Manual as follows: Facilities Planning (Policy 3.208); Graduation Activities (Policy 4.606); Tennessee Virtual Academy Attendance, Withdrawal, and Truancy Policy; Epi Pens in Schools 7. Approve/Disapprove Professional Development Contracts 8. Approve/Disapprove Promethean Bid 9. Approve/Disapprove Changing Date of Regular Board Meetings 10. Set Time and Date of Next Meeting 11. Adjourn
CITY OF PLAINVIEW PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:00 p.m. 1) Call to Order 2) Approval of Minutes – November 14, 2013 3) Zoning Officer Report 4) General Planning Discussion 5) Adjournment
Union County Retired Teachers: Our next meeting will be Friday, December 13th at 1:30 at the Senior Citizens Building. The UCHS Chorus will be performing songs from their Christmas program. Please come and bring a friend.
Union County Historical Society open house--Christmas meeting in the Union County Heritage Museum and Genealogical Library Building Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Guest Bill Landry. Bill will be there with his new release, a book titled "Telling It for the Truth". He will be signing his books and will be happy to personalize it for your friend or relative if you are doing a special one for a Christmas gift. Looking forward to seeing you there. For more info. call 865-687-1021.
Food Pantry December 21st from 6-8 pm @ Hansards Chapel Methodist Church Hwy 33 @ County line across street from Marathon Station