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Campbell County Artists Association will be hosting Buddy Person ACI for oil painting classes at the Chaniott/Reikardt studio in the West LaFollette Recreation Center.  On July 30 he will be teaching an oil version of a Brenda Harris scene with a boat and seagull.  The cost is $40 per class and includes material and canvass.  Please bring a roll of paper towels and your lunch.  No experience is necessary for either painting.  You will take home your masterpiece on a 16 x 20 stretched canvass.  Contact Buddy to reserve you spot or for more information.  Cell 305 522-3084or wcp1947@gmail.com.


Meth Awareness Night will be held July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at White Oak Elementary.

There will be a replacement blood drive for Katelyn Norman through Medic Regional Blood Center at Lowe’s in LaFollette on July 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Fun in the Sun will be held July 30 at 10 a.m. at the LaFollette Elementary Soccer Field, this is an all day event including bounce houses and more.


The LaFollette Press will be at Food Lion on July 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The staff will be there to discuss the coupons returning to the paper and give away a coupon wallet and cutter with each subscription.


Joe Stephens is compiling a history of the original member of Company B of the First Tennessee Infantry- the first federal unit formed in Tennessee on August 1, 1861 at Jacksboro. Anyone who has information about these brave men, please contact Joe Stephens at the Campbell County Historical Society (865)566-3581 or JoeStephens10@hotmail.com. An observance will be held at Jacksboro at 6 p.m. on Aug. 1.


Preschool Story Time at Caryville Public Library is going to twice a week. Beginning August 2, Story Time will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Each day there will be different stories and activities. For more information call (423) 562-1108.

Aug. 2, is designated as National Night Out.  Municipalities all across the country will host events to promote safety, fun, and crime prevention as we come together to take our neighborhoods back from criminal activity.  In Campbell County, as part of the Anti-Drug Coalition, there will be two locations, Jellico Veteran’s Memorial Parkand LaFollette L. J. Seargeant Parkfor National Night Out with festivities beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Door prizes will be awarded.If you would like to participate by having a booth and/or being part of the entertainment, please contact Billie Russell at 562-2526 or E. L. Morton at 566-0329.


Rebecca Vanover, Atlanta, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will be in Campbell County on Aug. 3.  The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and go to approximately noon and will be held at the Campbell County Roane State Community Room. 


The LaFollette Quilters' Guild will not have a meeting in July. The next meeting will be Aug. 3. Members are encouraged to come to the Quilt Patch for charity sewing or to work on their own projects any Wednesday. 


The Campbell County Emergency Food and Shelter Local Board will meet at the East Tennessee Human Resource Office (ETHRA) on Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for funding need to bring applications and information to present to the local board. For more information contact Diane Carr at 562-2948.


Cougar Day will be held Aug. 4 and 5. Seniors will come on Aug. 4 from 8 – 11 a.m., juniors, Aug. 4 from 12- 3 p.m., sophomore, Aug. 5 from 8 -11 a.m. and freshmen, Aug. 5 from noon – 3 p.m.


Just A Skate Team will be sponsoring a skateboard competition at Jellico Skate Park on Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. Trophies will be awarded for first place, only in age groups, pre-teen, teenager and adult. Concessions will be served. For more information contact Jean Moses at (423)441-0212.


Community Health of East Tennessee, Inc. needs votes between July 14 and August 11 to win $5,000 in CITGO gas cards. Got to www.fuelinggood.com and vote, individuals can vote once daily.


E.P.I.C. Home school Group will be starting its second year of classes and activities in August. The name stands for Eternal Praise in Christ.  They are a small group of home school families that do enrichment classes, field trips, craft days and other activities.  The group will be teaching from the medieval times Excellence in Writing program this year.  A mom's meeting to go over the class material will be held on Aug. 15 at 6 p.m.  The first school activity will be a back to school party on Aug. 29th at 11a.m.  Anyone interested in more information about the group can contact Pam Winter by email at winterfamily8@gmail.comor by phone at (865) 585-3697.


The Campbell County Artists Association is hosting artist Nicholas Hankins, an Alexander Art Company Certified Instructor, Aug. 13, at the Chanoitt/Reikardt Studio from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   This class will be an Oil Painting using 99 percent Palette knife.  If you don’t have one Nic will have some for sale that day.  Bring what you have.  Cost for this class is $75 and includes everything you need to paint.  You will need to bring a roll of paper towels and lunch.  Please contact William Person to register: wcp1947@gmail.comor Karen Cumorich at kcumorich@peoplepc.com, or phone Karen at 423-562-8468, ext 224.  Painting may be seen by going to www.nickhankins.comand clicking on workshops. 

The Celebration of Life Memorial on Aug. 27 for former JHS Staff and Students will be having a free breakfast and Motor Cycle Ride. There is no registration fee. All who are planning on riding need to get registered by 10:30 a.m. A free homemade country breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and the bikes will leave the park no later than 11:15 and ride approximately two to three hours. Then riders will return to the park around 2 p.m., there will be a picnic and live music also free. If anyone would like to bring a covered dish, take out, dessert or drinks it would be greatly appreciated. Or if anyone
would like to make a small donation towards The celebration of life Memorial
for former JHS staff and students, that would be appreciated also. Everyone is
invited to this event. Lots of food and entertainment for the entire family.  Please contact Vicky Wilson (423)912-8922, Shirley Wortham (423) 784-9382, James Bennett (423) 823-1578 or Bertha Smith (865) 696-5414 for more information.


Campbell County has been awarded federal funds under the emergency food and shelter national board program. Campbell County has been chosen to receive $19,340 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Diane Carr with the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency at 56-2948 for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is Aug. 4.


Campbell County High School students that will be driving during the 2011-12 school year may pick up their parking application at the CCHS front office.


Donations for the Indian Creek Cemetery can be sent to Darlene Irwin, 142 Yoakum Drive, Jacksboro, TN 37757 or phone (423)563-9822.

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