Coping with 2020

The Community Church at Tellico Village is offering a series of programs on coping with 2020 from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays through Dec. 16 in the Christian Life Center.

Topics to be discussed include an introductory panel discussion, “Scope of the Problem,” “Strategies for Stress Management,” “Dealing with the Holidays in 2020,” “Impacts of 2020 on Mental Health,” “Spiritual Aspects of Coping with 2020” and “Developing a Plan for Self-Care.”

Social distancing and masks are required. Seating is limited, as well, so participants must register at or by calling the office at 865-458-1516.

Each session’s educational portion will be recorded and placed in the archive on the website.

Drive meets local needs

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12135 winter clothing drive for 2020 was a major success.

“Nowhere does the generosity surpass those who reside in Tellico Village, and top quality items, some new still with tags,” Tony Newton, past commander, said.

The post has collected close to 200 bags of clothing, including 1,200 coats, jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, pants, jeans, gloves, boots, shoes and other badly needed articles of winter clothing, which are being donated to places like veterans division of the Tennessee Valley Collation for the Homeless, KARM veterans shelter program, Voice of America veterans services, MASH (military and service heroes) shelters, Iva’s Place to help battered and needy women program and shelter and a few church charity programs in Loudon.

To continue to donate clothing, deliver items to KARM in Lenoir City.