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News Notes

By The Staff

 

Campbell County Children’s Center will have a summer youth activity program June 9 through July 30 from 8 a.m. until noon at the LaFollette Recreation Center. Tuesdays will be for six, seven and eight year olds. Thursday’s will be for nine, 10 and 11 year olds. The cost is $5 per day per child. Contact Andrea Whaley to sign up at 562-4190.   The Campbell County Historical Society will meet June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Wedding Chapel. Guest speaker will be Richard Foschino, cold case investigator and author, who will discuss his real life experiences and his books.   The Friends of Norris Lake will meet on June 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the LaFollette Community Center to discuss ways of controlling boating activity on Norris Lake.   A Diabetic support group meeting will be held June 18 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the St. Mary’s of Campbell County executive conference room. A light lunch will be provided.   The Caryville Public Library Summer Reading Program for kids grades K-5 will be held June 18 at 10 a.m., Survivor-Painters Cove; June 25 at 10 a.m., My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks-story and art; June 30 finale, Mad Scientist Keith Trchy. Call the library at 562-1108 for more information.   Community Health of East Tennessee Clothes Closet will be open June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Effective July 3, CHET will begin charging a small fee for clothing and all items in the Clothes Closet. This money will be used to help cover the cost of utilities at the Clothes Closet and assist other programs in the agency. Donations of summer clothing and shoes are needed.   Cumberland Eagles #4363 will have karaoke by Anna on June 19 and 20. The Eagle riders will meet at 5 p.m. on June 20. There will be a memorial for Roger Currier on June 23 at 7 p.m.   Valley Star Lodge #577 will host a benefit breakfast at Cawood Methodist Church on June 20 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., the cost is $5.   Bluegrass and Bar-B-Que will be held June 20 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Pudge’s Store to benefit the Speedwell Volunteer Fire Department. Food and drinks will be available, music from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; free admission, open mic from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Singers will be Vic Graves, Washtub Singers, Rustic Old Tyme Players, Tazewell Pike at 5 p.m., Free Wheel at 6 p.m. and Glory Road Boys at 7 p.m. No alcohol will be served. For more information call Pudge at 869-4800 or Kirk at 869-4253.   Cove Lake Hiking Club will meet at Food Lion on June 20 at 9 a.m. John Redmon will take the group to the Gibson Gap Trail in the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The hike is 6.5 miles. Rated Moderate. For more information contact John Redmon (423)869-8286.   The Town of Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold a public hearing on June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Caryville Municipal Building. Purpose of the public hearing is to receive comments or questions concerning Ordiance NO. 2009-03, an Ordinance of the City of Caryville, Tennessee adopting a budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. Immediately following the public hearing at 7 p.m., the regular meeting will be held to consider the second and final reading of the ordinance.   The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Norris Lake Flotilla will meet at The Willows/Twin Cove Marina on June 23 with dinner at 5 p.m. and training from 6 to 8 p.m. A lake patrol schedule will be developed.   The June meeting of the Clinch-Powell Regional Library Board will be at 5:30 p.m. on June 23 at the Clinton Shoney’s, I-75, exit 122, optional dinner at 5 p.m. The Clinch-Powell Regional Library Board represents Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Scott and Union counties. The Clinch-Powell Regional Library provides services to public libraries, book stations, Head Start Centers, day cares and eldercare facilities throughout the area. For more information, please call (865)457-0931.   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.   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 Town of Caryville is continuing to pick up brush as a service to the community. The city will not pick up commercial tree cuttings or tree stumps. Brush must be placed neatly along side of road on city right-of-way, not to block ditch lines or roadways. Brush needs to be no longer than six feet in length and no bigger around than two feet. For brush pickup, please call town hall at 562-9478. Names will be placed on the list for the first available pickup. Not to exceed 30 days.   Ridgewood Volunteer Fire Department is currently seeking motivated and dedicated men and women who would like to serve the community as a volunteer firefighter. Applicants must be able to attend training sessions on a weekly basis, have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check. Anyone interested in serving the area in this capacity should contact Chief Brad Disney at (865)850-1868 or Assistant Chief Doug Nease at (865)617-3338 or stop by the station any Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon.   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.