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News Notes

By The Staff

 

The Chamber of Commerce monthly coffee will be held May 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the First Trust and Savings Bank.   The Friends of Norris Lake will meet on May 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the LaFollette Community Center to discuss ways of controlling boating activity and development on Norris Lake.   Young Champions Cheerleading for boys and girls ages 4-15 will have registration at the LaFollette Recreation Center on May 21 and 28 at 6 p.m. Classes will be held every Thursday. Each class is 45 minutes. Beginner, All-Star, and Elite levels available. Ages 4 to 15 grouped by age and skill level. Helps prepare children for middle and high school try-outs. No try- outs, everyone is welcome, optional uniforms and merchandise can be purchased at class. Optional events are offered, competitions, parades, and clinics. The cost is $7 to join and the class is $7, pay as you go.   The Humane Society of Campbell County will hold its monthly meeting May 21 at 7 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center.   The Campbell County Historical Society will meet on May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Wedding Chapel.Guest speaker will be author Steve Wilson who will be discussing his new book on the Civil War.   A special called meeting of the Caryville Municipal Planning Commission to consider approving a final subdivision play, dividing parcel 188.00 of Campbell County tax map 120 into three lots, will be held May 21 at 6 p.m. at the Caryville City Hall.   Jellico Community Hospital will host its sixth annual golf classic on May 22. Registration begins at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9 a.m. at Wasioto Winds Golf Course in Pineville, KY. For more information and entry forms call 784-1363.   A Memorial Day celebration will be held May 23 at 9 a.m. at the Jellico Veteran’s Park. Special speaker will be Rev. Adam Hunley. There also will be special singing.   The Historic Speedwell Academy will be hosting an open house on May 23 and 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be free refreshments and no charge for admission. For more information call 563-5446.   The Campbell County Honor Guard will present the colors, perform a 21-gun salute and other rights during the Memorial Day service in Jacksboro on May 25, at 11 a.m. The service will take place at the Campbell County Memorial on the courthouse lawn.   Campbell County Shrine Club will hold its monthly meeting May 25 at the

DAV building. Pot luck is planned, please bring a covered dish. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the meeting will be held at 7 p.m.   The Campbell County Courthouse will be closed on May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.   The Boys and Girls Club of Campbell County will have a board meeting

at 5:30 p.m. on May 26 at the Comfort Inn I-75 Exit 141. Anyone interested in this community project can attend.   The Norris Lake Coast Guard Flotilla will meet May 26 at the Willows with dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. and vessel safety inspections from 6 to 8 p.m. Boat owners are invited to bring their boats for a free safety inspection.   The Lions Club of Campbell County will meet May 26 from 6 -6:30 p.m. bring your supper, 6:30-7:30 p.m. business at the First Presbyterian Church, LaFollette in the meeting room behind the church.  Contact Lion Carol McDonald at 563-0057 for more information.   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.   Beth Hickman, field representative for Congressman Lincoln Davis, will visit Campbell County on May 29 in order to meet with constituents regarding assistance they may need with federal matters.  She will be available in the Commissioners' Conference Room at the Campbell County Courthouse from 10 to 11 a.m. and in the Council Chambers at the Jellico City Hall from 2 to 3 p.m.   Cove Lake Hiking Club will hike on the Sugarland Trail in the Smokey Mountain National Park on May 30. Meet at 8 a.m. at Jacksboro Middle School.   Rickard Ridge BBQ is sponsoring a fundraiser for Wildwood Service Dogs on May 30 at the restaurant inside Cove Lake State Park. The event is entitled “Pignapped” and is the first annual outdoor music festival taking place at Rickard Ridge BBQ. There will be a 60 mile police escorted motorcycle ride will be leaving from and returning to the festival where a raffle will take place.   Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc. will have a yard sale June 4, 5 and 6 behind the police department. All proceeds go toward a sliding fee for seniors who cannot afford to pay for the homecare services the company provides. They will be selling hot dogs and soft drinks as well. For more information call 566-3786.   The Community Cares/NRO of the LaFollette will have its first annual bike run on June 6 to raise money for activities for seniors and children that live in housing. Breakfast will be served, registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and departure will be at 11:30. Tickets are $10 per person per bike and $5 for additional rider. The run will start at 25W and end at Quaker Steak and Lube. For more information call Savannah Berry at 562-1812 or Tonda Welden at 562-2261.   The first rock-racing event of 2009 will be held at the White Oak course in Campbell County on June 6 and 7. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the first race begins at 10 a.m. Professional competitors will be competing in the eastern division races. For more information contact the Jellico Tourism office at 784-3275.   Gem city trading day will be offered for the third time this year on June 6 at Veteran's Park in downtown Jellico. The event will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 6 p.m. For more information contact the Jellico Tourism office at 784-3275   The Campbell County Adult Education Graduation will be held June 8 at Campbell County High School beginning at 7 p.m. Any graduate interested in going through the line please call 562-1427 or 566-5436. Caps, gowns and tassels will be provided at no cost.   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. To learn more about the application and qualification requirements, telephone Food Vendor Chair, Nelsie Wooden, 871-1003 or visit the festival website, www.louiebluie.org   Click on food vending to print out the application.            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.    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.