Letters from the Nest for week of June 7, 2012

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Christie Elkins

The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (E.T.H.R.A.) will be distributing USDA Commodities on June 8, at the LaFollette Community Center. Starting time is 8:30 a.m., lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It will end at 2:30 p.m. or when the food is gone. Bring a box and some one to carry the food. This program is funded in part by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Department of Human Services. For more information call E.T.H.R.A. at 562-2948.
A Medic blood drive will be held at Jacksboro United Methodist Church Gymnasium, on June 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A free Chick-Fil-A sandwich coupon will be given to all donors. Also donors will be eligible for two free tickets to any Tennessee Smokies home game.
The Campbell County Artist Association will host Artist Nicholas "Nic" Hankins for an oil painting workshop on June 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The painting is titled Silver Creek. Enrollment is open to everyone over the age of 15. No prior painting experience is necessary in order to attend. Participants will complete a painting in approximately six hours. All necessary supplies are included in the tuition fee of $75 per student. The cost is $60 if you have your own wet on wet oils and brushes. Please bring a roll of Viva paper towels and lunch.

Mountain Heritage Community Club will be having its trade day / flea market June 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mountain Heritage Field in Stinking Creek. Setup and admission is free. Mountain Heritage will offer breakfast, lunch, and snack concessions. For more info contact Joyce Richter at 437-2663 or Tasha Bolton at 377-5520.
Galilee Bible Camp will be having a Dedication Service on June 10, at 2 p.m. The service will be at the camp, 586 Camp Galilee Road LaFollette, in the J W Wright Chapel. Following the service and ceremonies, there will be cake and punch served in the Glover/Clarke Dining Hall.
Decoration Day will be observed at the Woodward Cemetery in the Whitman Hollow Community, June 10. Service time will be at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Joe Stephens at JoeStephens10@hotmail.com.
Starting June 11, Campbell Memorial Garden and Woodlawn Cemetery will be removing all flowers that are not in vases for the mowing season.
A Math and Science Camp for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th, grade students will be held June 11, 12, and 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Campbell County High School. For more information call Gale Stanley (865)-414-5555.
The Campbell County Artist Association will have its regular monthly meeting June 14, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Chaniott and Reikardt Studio in the West LaFollette Recreation Building. Refreshments will be served. For more information or directions call Karen Cumorich at 562-8468 ext. 224
The Christian Women’s Club of LaFollette, invites ladies to attend their luncheon on the second Wednesday of each month at the LaFollette United Methodist Church, 808 E. Central Avenue, LaFollette. Meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On June 13, Gail Latham, from Hoschton, Ga., will share “What to Hang on to, When Less is More.” Music will be offered by Vanessa Dupuy and Bobbie Archer. There will also be a bake sale starting at 11 a.m. All proceeds will support the club’s outreach projects. Lunch cost is $10. For more information call Pat Talley at 562-1962.
Indiana Avenue Baptist Church will be hosting a golf tournament for Haiti Medical Missions on June 13, at the Greens at Deerfield, starting a 1 p.m. $300 per team of four. All proceeds will support medical treatment in northern Haiti. To reserve your teams spot call 562-3402 or email indianaavenuebc@yahoo.com.
The Breast Cancer Support Group of Campbell County – The Pink P.A.L.S. Positive Attitude Love and Support, will have its regular monthly meeting on June 14, at the First Baptist Church of LaFollette, West Central Ave. at 7 p.m. Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Thursday of each month. For more information, please contact 494-7080.
The Campbell County Beekeepers next meeting will be June 16, at 5 p.m., at Wells Spring community building. Those who would like to attend can contact Martin Trowbridge at 377-5680 or Robert Marlow at 562-2973. Those raising gardens or crops are encouraged to attend.
The Campbell County Emergency Communications Board Meeting will be June 19, at 10 a.m. at the First National Bank of Onieda Community Room, 2408 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette.
The Big Valley Songwriters Group of the East Tennessee Singer Songwriter Association (ETSSA) meets each Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Big Valley Barn in Clinton. All area singers, songwriters, and musicians, beginning or experienced are invited to attend the meetings. The ETSSA is seeking new members from Campbell County for the purpose of forming a local Campbell County group. Those interested in learning about songwriting, singing original and cover songs, or jamming and networking with others that share the same interest should contact Gene Blair at 562-9866 or 770-377-6817.
Anyone interested in donating to the mowing and cleaning fund for the Baird Cemetery in Elk Valley, can send contributions to: J. Freeman, 1324 Timbergrove Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919. All help is appreciated.
Cumberland Village Care and Rehabilitation will be accepting perennial flowers with Memorial stones from families who have lost a loved one at Cumberland Village. For more information contact Debbie Vinsant at 562-0760 ext. 218.
Sharp Cemetery of Caryville is in need of donations for mowing. Send donations to Wilma Kitts, 273 Jackson Road ,Caryville, Tenn., 37714, or to Community Trust Bank, 106 South Tennessee Ave., LaFollette, Tenn., 37766. Make checks payable to Sharp Cemetery of Caryville. All donations will be
Community Health Family Services Center Clothes Closet is open weekly on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New items are arriving daily. All merchandise 25 cents to $1. For more information call 563-1036.
The Best of Times cookbooks are available at Peoples Bank of the South, main branch. All proceeds go to the Ken Bruce Scholarship Fund. Books are $15.
Jellico Highway Church of God is now offering a complete meal in a box on a monthly give-away. These meals are given away on the third Thursday of each month at the church from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. No application, no questions asked, but there is a limited number of boxes.

To report child abuse call the Tennessee toll free hotline number 1-877-237-0004. Child abuse is mistreatment or neglect of a child that results in non-accidental harm or injury, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.

Narcotics Anonymous meets on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. at 2119 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette in the Campbell County Unity Association building.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the Jellico United Methodist Church, 204 Fifth Street.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. at 2119 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette in the Campbell County Unity Association building. Alcoholics Anonymous also has a hotline, 1-800-905-8666.

Al- Anon for the families of the alcoholic can call (865) 525-9040.

Celebrate Recovery a 12-step Christ centered recovery program for all types of hurts, hang-ups and habits meets at Jacksboro First Baptist Church on Thursday at 6:15 p.m., light supper, 7 – 9 p.m., large group, small group. Recently added small groups are family support led by Margaret Faulkner and grief recovery led by Dana Redus. A hotline is available at 494-5801.

The Landing provides a safe place for students 13-18 years of age to apply the Principles of Celebrate Recovery. Students are given hope for dealing with their hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Confidentiality and anonymity are key components of the program. For more information call 423-494-5801.

Volunteers from the LaFollette United Methodist Church will build ramps for people in Campbell County. If you have difficulty accessing your home, and would like more information call 566-7666.

If you would like to become a volunteer at LaFollette Medical Center, contact Heather Jordan at 907-1547.

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