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Required Photo Credit:   Equality Is the Sacred Law of Humanity, c. 1903–1915  Lithograph by Egbert C. Jacobson Courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University  more
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which offers a time to highlight the necessity of learning and talking about suicide prevention. National Suicide Prevention Week was Sept. 6 through 12, with World Suicide Prevention Day Sept. 10.  During these periods, Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System (VBH), which serves 32 counties in the middle Tennessee area with mental health and crisis services, is focusing on providing information and resources to draw attention to the problem and help individuals, families, and communities get help. more
Polk County’s CORN MAZE, (The River Maze) OPENING FOR ITS 16TH SEASON OCOEE — Residents of Southeast Tennessee will be able to “escape to the farm” when this region’s creative corn maze returns to Birchland Ocoee Farms for its 16th season on Sept. 26. Featuring a new design each year, this fall’s 10-acre maze will inspire hope to all who are brave enough to navigate it. The theme, “America, the Beautiful,” will feature 10 rivers in the United States as part of the paths, along with other beautiful scenes from across America being depicted as well. Trivia about America is incorporated in the signage and will challenge those who navigate the maze. Visitors will be able to “Let Freedom Ring” in the maze as The Liberty Bell is also part of this season’s design. "For the second year we wanted to let our region know that we support ‘Trek Thru Truth,’” said Joe Fetzer, owner and manager of The River Maze. “We think it’s exciting that an interactive children’s discovery museum is going to be nearby to us in Cleveland and that’s why we put ‘Trek Thru Truth’ in our soybean maze design. We also want others to share in the awe and beauty of our historic farm.” The River Mazeis committed to the health and safety of employees and guests. In accordance with CDC, state, and local guidelines, a number of COVID-related safety precautions will be implemented, Fetzer said. more
Stum is SEC of National Federation of Blind speaker Father Jake Stum of the mission parish in Cleveland was the speaker Sept. 3 for the South East Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind’s virtual meeting. Stum talked about the challenge of leadership. It includes five characteristics of a good leader. They are modeling the way, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, enabling others to act and encouraging the heart. more
LIBRARY CORNER September 13 – September 19 The Cleveland Bradley County Public Library is extending hours for indoor appointments and curbside pick-up. more
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY – 1913 It happened this week in 1913 more
Ocoee Chapter DAR September Meeting more
Girls on the Run of Southeast Tennessee, a leader in delivering evidence-based, life skills curriculum to girls of all abilities, is offering several program models to bring programming to girls in the community this fall 2020 season. For the first time, Girls on the Run programming can be brought directly to neighborhoods, as well as to houses of worship, community centers and businesses. Two different program models are available – a virtual model, whereby coaches deliver Girls on the Run programming to a team of girls via an online classroom, and a flexible model, whereby girls and coaches meet in person but have the option to meet virtually when needed. more
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