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News Notes

By The Staff

 

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. Entertainment will begin on stage at 7 p.m. Bill Rigney will be opening. Followed by Ron Dabney at 8 p.m. and at 9 p.m. Exit 160 with Mike Blankenship will perform. For more information call the Jellico Tourism office at 784-3275. The Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring an in-river clean up along the Clinch River on May 2 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Volunteers should meet at the Big Lots Parking Lot by the Hwy 61 Bridge in Clinton.   Bring waders, boats, and tools to "snag" tires and trash from the river bottom, if you have them.  For details, visit www.crctu.com or call (865)389-5507. 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.  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 Campbell County Planning Commission will meet May 4 at 6 p.m.   Cove Lake Hiking Club will meet May 4 at 6 p.m. at Cove Lake State Park shelter 1.  For more information contact Richard Helm 562-1110.    Woodmen of the World Lodge meeting will be held May 5 at 7 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center.   The Humane Society of Campbell County will hold its Spring Fun Match on May 9 at 10 a.m. at Cove Lake Pavilion #4. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information contact Elaine Maxwell at 562-8684.   Lake City Lions Club will have its annual golf tournament at Three Ridges Golf Course on May 9.  Starting time 8a.m. team registration at 7:30. Cost is $50 per player. Proceeds go to support projects which include college scholarships, glasses, and various community projects.  Format is Swat or best ball.  Prizes include; closest to pin on par threes, longest drive as well as team prizes.  Drinks and lunch will be provided. To register call L.C. Madron(865)426-6832, Tim Sharp(865)426-8580, Bill Prewitt(865)426-2456 or Ben Gamble(865)426-2121.   May Day at Indian Mountain State Park in Jellico will be hosted by Alla Faye's Fun and Fitness on May 9. Signups start at 9 a.m. and games will be offered for all ages. Games include tug-of-war, jump rope, the 50-yard dash and many more. For more information contact Alla Faye at 784-8018.   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.   The 1st annual Glade Springs Baptist Church Bass Tournament will be held May 16 from safe daylight until 2 p.m. at Maddy Randolph Hollow in Pinecrest. $10 entry fee per person (no entry fee for children 15 and under), limit two adults (16 and older) or two adults/one child (15 and under) per boat. Pay out will be announced.   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.   Organizers of the June 13 Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival are seeking a variety of food styles for the one-day outdoor event at Cove Lake State Park at Caryville. All ethnic foods are invited, especially home-cooked styles. Due to an outstanding lineup of musicians and performers, attendance is expected to exceed 5000 - a great opportunity for vendors, including church and non-profit groups, restaurants, and traditional festival vending businesses. To learn more about the application and qualification requirements, telephone Food Vendor Chair, Nelsie Wooden, (423)871-1003 or visit the festival website, www.louiebluie.org   Click on food vending to print out the application.             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.    Open Arms Ministry will have its monthly board meeting on the fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at 1112 McGhee Lane, Caryville.   El Pueblito and The Diner restaurants have given the Senior Center gift certificates to be given away as door prizes. The center appreciates these donates and would appreciate any other restaurants who want to donate a gift. Please call 562-6672 for more information.   Robert Moore of Beltone Hearing Care Center of LaFollette has donated a free All In The Ear hearing aid to the Senior Center to be auctioned off. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For more information call the center at 562-6672.   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.   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.