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  • Ways to help someone and be supportive of someone you care about

        If you think your friend or family member is a victim of violence:
        *Learn about the myths and facts of abuse. Share this information with everyone.
        *Talk to your friend of loved one privately. Stay calm and supportive.
        *Contact a professional to help you create a Safety Plan.

  •     Bullying behavior is complex. It can happen in person, online or via electronic devices, and can be verbal, emotional, physical or sexual in nature. October is National Bullying Prevention Month in the United States. Sponsored by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, this nationwide campaign aims to unite communities across the country to educate and raise awareness about bullying prevention. However, in order to act against this harmful practice, we must first debunk common misperceptions about bullying culture.

  • BY JENNIE CHEVALIER
    MORGAN COUNTY NEWS

        On June 30 of this year, Felicia Rich was tragically killed at the hands of someone she thought loved her.
        Rich was a Wartburg native and her family and friends are still in our local community. Sadly Rich also left behind a 7–year-old little girl.
    Rich’s family shared a few wonderful memories with us that will hopefully help anyone better understand that domestic violence can happen to anyone.

  • Morgan County victims encouraged to reach out

    BY JENNIE CHEVALIER
    MORGAN COUNTY NEWS

       On Thursday last week, the Morgan County community came out in support of the Avalon Center, to increase awareness but more importantly learn more about the services the Avalon Center can provide to local residents who fall victim to domestic violence and sexual assault. 

  • Saturday, Oct. 14

    American Legion breakfast
    The American Legion 149 will hold its monthly breakfast buffet on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8-11 a.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4.50 per child and $8.50 for a to go box. Buffet items include pancakes, eggs, sausage, etc. October is National Domestic Violence Month. The Avalon Center will have a table set up during breakfast to answer questions.

    Saturday, Oct. 28

    Angel Run/Walk in Honor of Felicia Rich

  •     MoCo 4-H Honor Club begins Monday, Oct. 16, at the Wartburg Senior Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This is a Halloween themed event with games, prizes and a costume contest.
        What is Honor Club? — Food, Friends, Fun and 4-H

  • By Amanda Bates-Cloutier – TSU Ag. Extension Agent

  • BY JENNIE CHEVALIER
    MORGAN COUNTY NEWS

        Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services has been supporting our local Morgan County residents since 2011. Originally services were provided through an integrated care grant with the Morgan County Medical Center. Since that beginning, Ridgeview has expanded their services and also has a new office to provide continued quality care in health services for Morgan County.  

  •     September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. Communities large and small across our nation and state are taking strides to elevate awareness efforts, East Tennessee is no exception.
        Morgan County Executive, Mr. Don Edwards, signed a proclamation on Sept. 11, 2017, in support of September being “Suicide Prevention Awareness Month” in Morgan County and urging all citizens to work together to prevent suicide and to raise awareness and tolerance around all people affected by this tragedy.

  •     September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. Communities large and small across our nation and state are taking strides to elevate awareness efforts, East Tennessee is no exception.
        Morgan County Executive, Mr. Don Edwards, signed a proclamation on Sept. 11, 2017, in support of September being “Suicide Prevention Awareness Month” in Morgan County and urging all citizens to work together to prevent suicide and to raise awareness and tolerance around all people affected by this tragedy.

  • Frozen Head listed with parks to close in November

    By Judy Underwood Editor

        Frozen Head State Park is listed among 14 parks Gov. Don Sunquist plans to close in November. During an announcement last Thursday, the governor blamed the closures on the state legislature.

  •     Samantha Coffey, a junior at Oakdale High School, was a finalist in the Paul A. Witty Outstanding Literature Award competition.
        Paul Witty was a professor at Northwestern University and an educational consultant to the textbook company D.C. Heath and Co. His work focused specifically upon creative and gifted children and on challenging their intellectual curiosity and creativity. This award serves as a memorial to this outstanding educator.

  •     Two Morgan County seniors collected several medals in the Tennessee Senior Games State Finals in Clarksville recently.
        Dr. Ralph Royer, competing in the 85-89 age category, earned first place in tennis singles and mixed doubles, second place in 100 meter run and shot put, and third place in javelin for a total of five medals.
        Jan Saunders, of Sunbright, took first place in tennis both singles and doubles in the 65-69 group.

  • By Jenni Goodrich – TSU Ag. Extension Agent

  • By John Taylor – UT Extension Agent

  •     There are several great educational opportunities coming up in the next few weeks in the county.
        There will be a presentation by UT Ag Research and the Morgan County Forestry Association on Thursdy, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at the UT Forest in Joyner about forest restoration after a fire. Everyone is welcome.
        A Horse Field Day will be held Thursday, Sept 14, from 4-8 p.m. in Knoxville.  

  •     The popularity of organic foods and stores that cater to customers who prefer such foods continues to grow, and that growth has contributed to a growing awareness among shoppers of where the food they eat comes from. Many consumers now recognize the impact that food production has on the environment, and that recognition has spurred interest in locally-grown foods.

  • Remember to check Saturday, Sept. 2
    Call your partner and remind them!