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Deadline for submissions is noon on Monday for the Wednesday paper and noon on Wednesday for the weekend edition. Items will run as space is available and we cannot guarantee items will run more than one time. Submissions can be brought to our office at 609 East North St. in Sweetwater or emailed to

Feb. 2,16

Free bakery/produce distribution

The Tellico Plains Food Pantry will have free bakery and produce distribution from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 2 and Feb. 16.

Feb. 6

NARFE meeting

The NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees organization) February meeting will be held at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant in Athens. Please arrive around 11:20 a.m. if you want to order a meal. Speaker will be Lisa Dodson, director of Main Street Athens. Everyone welcome!

Feb. 9

Free spay/neuter vouchers

SNAP will issue free spay/neuter vouchers from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Cora Veal Senior Center in Madisonville. Monroe County residents who meet SNAP low-income criteria can obtain multiple vouchers to fix all of their pets.

Feb. 14

DAR meeting

The Rhea-Craig Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Cherokee District TN State, will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, in the conference room of Sweetwater Public Library. Mrs. Diane Walter will present a program on Avery Trace-Kingston to Nashville. Hostess will be Mary Adams. Please bring baked goods such as cookies, brownies, cake and candy to distribute to first responders to thank them for all they do. For more information, call Mrs. Long at 423-337-4004.

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