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Aug. 7

NARFE meeting

The NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees organization) meeting will be held at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant in Athens. Please arrive around 11:20 a.m. if you want to order a meal. Speaker will be Karen Claybough, who will give a history of the Melungeon people. Everyone welcome!

Aug. 8

DAR meeting

The Rhea-Craig Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, in the conference room of Sweetwater Library. Program will be "American Heritage," by Susan Pluff. Hostess will be Darla Greer. Please bring lap blankets for the service project for veterans.

Aug. 10

Beaty family reunion

The Beaty family will have a reunion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Tellico Alumni Center. Fred Beaty's 95th birthday will also be celebrated during this time. If you are related to any of the 15 siblings and spouses from this family, come out and celebrate! Bring any old photos and a covered dish to share.

August 17

SHS Class of '71 dinner

The Sweetwater High School Class of 1971 will have a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at First Baptist Church in Sweetwater. Please bring a covered dish to share.

Aug. 17

Free spay/neuter vouchers

SNAP will issue free spay/neuter vouchers from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Sweetwater City Hall. Monroe County residents who meet SNAP low-income criteria can obtain multiple vouchers to fix all their pets.

Aug. 20

MS meeting

The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, "Standing up to MS," will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Thai Bistro Restaurant in Tellico Village. This will be a planning meeting, so bring your ideas! For more information call Patricia Garrett at 423-884-3894, or Vicky St. John at 513-477-0453.

Sept. 9

Turkey Creek VFD meeting

Turkey Creek Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual board meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, at the Fire Department, located at 611 Turkey Creek Road in Tellico Plains.

Sept. 14

Taylor family reunion

The Taylor family will have a reunion from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Kefauver Park in Madisonville. Please bring a covered dish to share and a chair, and come enjoy the day with family.

Sept. 28

MHS class reunion

The Madisonville High School Class of 1984 will hold their 35th reunion at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at The Willows Event Center, in Madisonville. Barbecue will be provided. Bring a side and 2-liter soda to share. Cost is $20 per couple, $10 for singles. Please send payment, no later than Aug. 20, to Scarlett Akins Moser, P/O Box 746, Madisonville, TN 37354.

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