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By The Staff

A Thanksgiving food drive for Food Life Services is currently in progress through Nov. 24 at Terry’s Pharmacy-LaFollette and Jacksboro. For every can brought in, Terry’s Pharmacy will match those cans.

 

The Caryville-Jacksboro Utilities Commission regular monthly meeting will be held Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the central office.

 

The Humane Society of Campbell County will hold its monthly meeting Nov.20 at the LaFolletteRecreationCenter at 7 p.m.

  Volkswagen will have a career and supplier expo at the ChattanoogaTradeCenter on Nov. 20 from 3 – 9 p.m.  

The Campbell County Historical Society will meet Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Wedding Chapel.  The program will be a film showing the 75 years history of the Tennessee Valley Authority. 

 

Community Health of East Tennessee, formerly REACHS Clothes Closet, will be open on Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

 

A benefit singing will be held Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. for Tommy Marlow at RockCreekFreewillBaptistChurch. Singers will be Walking By Faith and others. For more information contact Pastor Jimmy Bowman at 784-8041.

 

CoveLake Hiking Club will hike the scenic Cumberland Gap Pinnacle Overlook Trail on Nov. 22, meet at Food Lion at 9 a.m. The hike is three miles and is rated moderate; please bring a camera and snacks. For more information contact Richard Helm at 562-1110.

 

JacksboroElementary School will host a Christmas Tree Forest on Nov. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 24 with a silent auction for ready made Christmas trees.

 

Campbell County Shrine Club will hold its monthly meeting Nov. 24 at the DAV building. A pot luck is planned, please bring a covered dish, dinner at 6 p.m, meeting at 7 p.m. An election of officers will be held.

 

LaFollette Middle School will have a Title I Parent Meeting on Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. in the school library. Principal John Turnblazer will be discussing the school’s 2008 Report Card. All LMS parents are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Call 562-8448 for more information.

 

The Operation Round Up Board will meet Nov. 25 at LaFollette Utilities. The deadline to submit an application is Nov. 21.

 

The LaFollette Street and Sanitation will be closed on Nov. 26 and 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. Thursday and Friday’s garbage will be picked up on Nov. 26.

 

MedicRegionalBloodCenter will have a blood drive on Nov. 26 at the Wal-Mart in Jacksboro from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bloodmobile.

 

A Thanksgiving dinner for the needy in the LaFollette, Jacksboro, Caryville area will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lighthouse Fellowship Church of God in Caryville. This dinner is at no charge. For more information call 907-0977 or 871-1992.

 

The annual Campbell County Christmas Parade in the City of LaFollette will be held Dec. 6. The kickoff time for the event will be 6 p.m. The Grand Marshall of this year’s Christmas Parade will be Jerry Sharp of LaFollette. There will be an open door reception for him at LaFolletteCity Hall the day of the parade from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For any other information, entry forms, deadlines, guidelines and rules please refer to the website at www.campbellchristmasparade.com

 

Beginning Dec. 7, Martin Wilson Funeral Home will have a memorial service adorned with special ornaments on a Christmas tree. These ornaments will be personalized; one for each person the funeral home has served this past year. The personalized ornaments will be presented to the family to be placed on their own tree. Martin Wilson Funeral Home invites the entire community to stop by to see the tree and take time to remember all those who have been lost this past year.

 

The Senior Citizens Center will provide seniors 60 and older, if qualified, a free daily lunch Monday through Friday paid for through a Food Lion Grant. Transportation is provided to and from the center if needed, please call 562-6672 for further information.

 

The Senior Citizens Center is now open on Saturday nights as well as Thursday nights with the Ole Spice Band. On Thursday night’s door opens at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the cover charge is $3 for Thursday. On Saturday nights the door opens at 7 p.m. with music starting at 7:30 until 10:30. The cover charge on Saturday is $5. There is a snack bar open each night.

 

The SeniorCitizensCenter’s Folk Art Class is held on Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., open to all ages.

 

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