WECO News – Tuesday, January 17th

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Highland Telephone Cooperative recently conducted a survey regarding how members use its services. Those who completed the survey were then given the chance to enter a drawing. Six overall names were drawn. Three winners, William Sexton, Wilma Human, and Gary Seabolt won a 500 dollar pre-paid Visa giftcard. Three others, Darrel Coffey, Dolores Galloway and Rochelle Henry each won 250 dollars.

Diann Stephens notified some of the winners.

Diann 1

Stephens wanted to thank everyone who participated in the survey, because she says the results will be an important part of HTC’s future.

Diann 2

For questions regarding services offered by Highland Telephone call 628-2121.

The Medic Blood Truck will be at Coalfield School tomorrow from 9am to 3pm. Anyone wishing to donate will receive a 5 dollar coupon to Moe’s Restaurant. Also, those wishing to donate will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to Graceland, a 300 dollar giftcard and a 100 dollar gas card. The winner will be notified on February 1st. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weighing 110 pounds or more or 16 years old weighing at least 120 pounds. All donors must have positive identification.

The Morgan County Rescue Squad will host a pancake breakfast this Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee and juice. Cost is 5 dollars per person. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Appalachia Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for new homes in Scott and Morgan Counties. These are interest free loans paid from 15 to 30 years. There are requirements to be able to obtain one of these loans. For more information, call the habitat office at 423 627-2507 or Lisa Rutherford at 346-2507.

The Kid’s First Child Advocacy Center will host it’s 7th Annual Soup’s On event next Wednesday, January 25th. Lunch will be served from 11am to 1-pm and dinner will be served from 4:30pm to 8pm at the Community Church of Tellico Village Christian Life Center. For ticket costs and ticket locations or more information, call Denise at 865-986-1505.

In Sports, one area high school basketball team was in action last night, when Oneida traveled to Clarkrange. In the girls game, Clarkrange prevailed 70-23. In the boys game, the Buffalos got the win 60-54. There are several games tonight in the area. Here are some of those games. Oliver Springs travels to Oakdale, Harriman goes to Wartburg, and in our game tonight, Sunbright travels to Coalfield. Pregame coverage for the girls game on WECO fm begins at 6. Tipoff is at 6:30.

And finally, if you’re a dangerous driver, it’s probably not a good idea to take your kids to school. A Flint, Michigan, police officer was stopped at a red light one morning last week when a vehicle sped by. The officer chased the vehicle about a half mile until it came to stop in front of a pre-school. Out stepped a man from the vehicle, along with a young girl. The man was arrested for fleeing police, plus he had traffic warrants issued against him. While in the back of the police cruiser in handcuffs, the man asked the officer to walk the girl into school, which the officer did.

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