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News Notes

By The Staff

 

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.   Cumberland Mt Eagles #4363 will have installation of officers on May 29 at 7 p.m. with Karaoke by Ronnie and Ellen after the ceremony. Please bring finger foods. There will be a party on May 30 for anyone having a birthday. Karaoke by Ronnie and Ellen.   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.   Free Vision and Eye Health Screening will be conducted at LaFollette Eye Clinic on May 30 from 8:30- 1 p.m. Call 562-1531 for information.   Boy Scout Pack 18 will have a free car wash on May 30 at Auto Zone, beginning at 9 a.m., donations will be accepted.   Open Arms Ministry will have its spring telethon on May 30 from 7 to 11 p.m. on Channel 12 to help feed the hungry of the community and surrounding communities.   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.   Cove Lake Hiking Club will meet June 1 at 6 p.m. at Cove Lake State Park, shelter #2 to discuss future hikes. Bring your favorite covered dish along with the recipe. For more information call Richard Helm at 562-1110.   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.   Caryville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for grade K-5 begins June 4 at 10 a.m. Programs are held one day a week for about an hour each time and feature a different program each week. Programs run from June 4 through June 30. Please call 562-1108 to register. For the first program Conductor Jack will introduce children to a variety of musical instruments and puppets. Kids will help Jack write an original song, which he will play live at the end of the program.   Community Health of East Tennessee Clothes Closet will be open June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All clothing and household items are free to those in need. Donations of blankets, sheets, towels, dishes, curtains, cookware and household items are needed, also children’s summer clothing and shoes.   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   Beginning June 8 the Town of Caryville Street and Sanitation Department will be changing to its summer hours of Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.   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, (423)871-1003 or visit the festival website, www.louiebluie.org   Click on food vending to print out the application.            Campbell County Soccer Association will host soccer summer camp July 6 -10. The cost of the camp is $55 by July 1 or $65 after July 1. For more information call 494-6569 or 566-4867 or email to info@campbellcountysoccer.com . To report child abuse call the Tennessee toll free hotline number 1-877-237-0004.   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.