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News Notes

By The Staff

 

A Diabetic Support Group Meeting will be held April 23 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County in the executive conference room. A light lunch will be served.   The Friends of Norris Lake will not meet at the LaFollette Community Center on April 23. An emergency called meeting was held April 16. The next meeting will be held on May 21.   St. Mary’s Campbell County Relay for Life team will host a Sweet Feast Fundraiser on April 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the long hallway. The cost per plate of sweets is $5. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.   The 2nd annual Relay for Life $100K Shootout 4-Ball Golf Scramble Sponsored by the Roane State Team will be held April 24 at 1 p.m. at the LaFollette Golf and Country Club. Each winning team member gets a shot at $100K. Also, win a Sharp LCD TV, Callaway Irons and Roundtrip Airline tickets for two. RSVP by April 10 to Dennis Powers at 562-8885 (day) or 562-5150 (evening) or email DennisHPowers@comcast.net or mail checks to Relay for Life, P.O. Box 179, Jacksboro, TN 37757.   Keep Tennessee Beautiful and Campbell County Environmental Services will be sponsoring a lakeside and parking area litter clean-up of the White Bridge Park on Demory Road on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bags for litter and trucks to haul material off will be provided. For more information call Campbell County Environmental Services at 562-0414.   Masons of Campbell County Appreciation Day for firemen, police, rescue squad, honor guard and ambulance service will be held April 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Campbell County High School.   Cove Lake Hiking Club will meet April 25 at 8 a.m. at Jacksboro Middle School for a hike in Norma. For more information contact Richard Helm at 562-1110.   The Campbell County Cancer Association’s annual spring telethon will held on April 25 on WLAF-Channel 12 from 7 to 11 p.m. All money contributed will be used locally to help cancer patients in Campbell County.   Clearfork Community Institute in Eagan will have its first flea market for the year on April 26 from 11 a.m. -5 p.m.  Vendors will be selling seeds, starts, crafts, etc. at the Earth Day Celebration that the Clearfork Community Institute holds annually. Along with vendors, CCI will be providing entertainment, lots of good music, food, prizes, demonstrations and more. There is still time to purchase raffle tickets for the Clearfork Seasonal Garden Picnic Basket which will also be raffled off at the end of the day. Anyone who would like to sell anything homemade or homegrown, demonstrate something or purchase raffle tickets, can contact clearforkseasonalmarket@yahoo.com or call (423)784-5303 or (423)784-9002/Old Hollow RD in Eagan off Hwy 90, the old Eagan School, watch for the signs   Clearkfork Community Institute will host an Earthday Celebration on April 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clearfork Community Institute in Eagan. There will be music, games, food, demonstrations, door prizes, Earthday hunt, the beehives, community Christmas tree planting, etc., Clearfork seasonal market, Woodland Community Trust, concessions, parent resource center, flag raising and cub scouts. The event will be held rain or shine.   The Lions Club of Campbell County will meet April 27, 6 -6:30 p.m. bring your supper, 6:30-7:30 p.m. business at the First Presbyterian Church in the meeting room behind the church.  Contact Lion Carol McDonald 563-0057 for more information.   Volunteer water monitoring training will be held April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Clearfork Community Institute/Old Eagan School, Eagan. Call Alexandra at (423)784-5304 for more information.   Science Club for homeschoolers will be held April 27 at 2 p.m. in the community room at the Bell County Library, Middlesboro, KY.  The group will be discussing the upcoming activities and experiments they plan to do.  For more information. Please call (731)426-4640, (423)869-4433 or (606)499-4895. If no answer. Please, leave a message.   The Norris Lake Coast Guard Auxiliary will meet on April 28 at Cove Lake State Park Pavilion beginning at 6 p.m. for training; participants must be 17 years old.   Beth Hickman, field representative for Congressman Lincoln Davis, will visit Campbell County on April 29. She will be available to meet with constituents and assist them with federal matters. She will be in the county commissioners’ workshop room in the Campbell County Courthouse from 10 to 11 a.m. and at the Jellico City Hall in the Council Chambers from 2 to 3 p.m.   LaFollette Middle School will host an Earth Day Celebration on April 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the school football field. At 11 a.m. the students will be giving away free trees, donated by the Tennessee Forestry Dept. of Agricultural. Trees are limited to two per family. The school’s concession stand will be open to purchase drinks and snacks.   LUB’s Operation Roundup Board will meet on April 30, 9 a.m. at LaFollette Utilities. Deadline for submission of applications is April 28.   Amedisys Hospice of LaFollette, an Adventa company, will host the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 8:30 a.m. on April 30. Following the Chamber Coffee, there will be an open house from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.   The Senior Citizens Center will host a covered dish night on April 30. The cover charge is $3 per person. If you cannot make a dish to share, a $3 donation can be made to the center. Drinks are additional. Potluck will start at 6 p.m. and the band will begin at 7 p.m.   Story time for preschoolers presented by CASA of Campbell County will be held May 1 at 10 a.m. at the Caryville Public Library. For more information call 562-1108. Jellico will host its second annual Gem City Trading Days on May 2 in the downtown parking lot. New, used and yard sale items will be allowed with vendors setting up in the a.m., no reservations, first come basis for vendor areas with each costing $5. The event begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 6 p.m. For more information call the Jellico Tourism office at 784-3275. The Jellico Police Department in cooperation with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on May 2 on Highway 25 W / North Main St.  Motorists are urged to watch for these checkpoints and drive with care.  UT Extension of Campbell County will be offering free Arthritis exercise classes Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. throughout the month of April.  Classes will be held at the LaFollette First Baptist Church, 255 W. Central Avenue.  Please call the UT Extension office at 562-9474 to register.       The West Crabtree and Claborn Reunion will be held May 2 at 11 a.m. at Cove Lake State Park, shelter #5. Bring two dishes and drinks.   The descendants of John Hogan and Martha Jones Marlow and Dave and Lucy Ann Leach Marlow will have a reunion on May 16 beginning at 10 a.m. at the pavilion at Cove Lake State Park. Please bring your family’s favorite covered dish. Coffee, soft drinks, cups, plates and cutlery will be provided. For more information call Janice Schultz at (423) 566-2022 or (423)871-0302 or Delight Watson at (256) 845-4198.   Story time for preschoolers presented by CASA of Campbell County will be held May 29 at 10 a.m. at the Caryville Public Library. For more information call 562-1108.   The Campbell County Office on Aging has available to seniors age 60 years and older the Portable Health Profile. This is a digital record of medical history that can be completed and updated on any computer. The senior’s medical information as well as emergency contact information is stored on a stainless steel USB Flash Drive that can be worn as a medical pendant or kept on a keychain. Any senior interested in receiving this device can call Diane Carr at 562-2948.   The Campbell County Adult Program (GED Classes) is now located at 109 Pleasant Ridge Road, Apt. 1003. Classes are held Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information please call 562-1427 or 566-5436.   Anyone interested in helping fund the mowing and cleaning fund for the Baird Cemetery in Elk Valley, please send your contributions to: J. Freeman, 1324 Timbergrove Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919.    The Tennessee Parent HelpLine is available as a 24 hour 7 days a week resource for parents: 1-800-356-6767. The help line provides supportive listening and referral information for parents and families. Community Health of East Tennessee and Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee are Child Abuse Prevention Agencies.   On Saturday nights the Ole Spice Band performs from 7:30 to 10:30 at the Senior Center in LaFollette. There is a $5 cover charge and the snack bar is open.   A beginning drawing class will be held at the Chanoitt and Carroll Studio of Art every Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. The class will cover all the basics of drawing, and will explore several different mediums. This class is open to all artists who want to improve their drawing skills as well as beginner level. For more information call Terri Chanoitt at (423) 907-2282   To report child abuse call the toll free hotline number 1-877-237-0004. April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. 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 and Sunday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 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, Jellico, on Mondays at 7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous meets Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays each evening at 8 p.m. as well as Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 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 meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. The meetings will take place at 2119 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette in the Campbell County Unity Association building. Celebrate Recovery is for men and women who are struggling with a hurt, hang-up, or habit. Meetings are held every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 409 Main Street, Jacksboro. A light meal is served at 6:15 p.m. followed by a large and small group meeting. Refreshments are served afterward at the Solid Rock Café. There is no cost. For more information call 562-5168, hotline (423)912-5311. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Childcare is available. Child care is provided. Women’s small group addressing anger issues and physically, emotionally and verbally abused women is available. Celebrate Recovery, Jellico meets in the GoodSoil Center, Jellico at 6:30 p.m. for more information call (423)215-0133 or (423)494-7293.   Submit your items for News Notes by 5 p.m. on Monday. Items concerning community events run free of charge. Send items by mail to 225 N. 1st Street, LaFollette, TN  37766, by fax at 566-7060 or by email to stories@lafollettepress.com.