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See the Need Outreach Mission will not be open this week to distribute food. It will be open next Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Effective Jan.12 the LaFollette Municipal Building’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will not be closed during lunch.

The Campbell County Historical Society will meet Jan.15, at 7 p.m. at the Historic Wedding Chapel. Guest speakers will be Trulene Nash and Jocelyn Griffo who will be discussing Post Office Art and Artists during the depression.

The Jellico City Council will meet on Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The Friends of Norris Lake will meet Jan. 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the LaFollette Community Center, Jeannie Asher, owner and operator of Eastern Tennessee Pumping, will give a presentation on the impact of the Clean Marina Act on Norris Lake.

Community Health of East Tennessee, formerly REACHS, Inc., will offer Parenting of Young Children Parents’ Class beginning Jan. 15 for eight weekly two-hour sessions. Classes are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Juvenile Services Building, Main Street, Jacksboro. Call 563-1040 or 562-1156 for more details.

A joint economic and community development board meeting will be held Jan. 15 in the lower courtroom of the courthouse. The executive board will meet at 6 p.m. and the full board will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Community Health Clothes Closet will be open Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All clothing and household items are free to those in need.

Cove Lake Hiking Club will host a hike at Yahoo Falls in Big South Fork in Kentucky on Jan. 17. Anyone interested should meet at Eagle Market in the back parking lot at 9 a.m. Dress warm, pack a snack and plenty of water. For more information or reservations contact Richard Helm at 562-1110.

Community Health of East Tennessee, formerly REACHS, Inc., will offer Divorcing Parents Class on Jan. 17 and Feb. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Jacksboro City Hall. Children in the Middle™ curriculum will be used for the four-hour class. Registration forms are available at the Administrative Office in Jacksboro. Pre-registration is $30. Registration paid on the day of the class is $40. Call 563-1040 or 562-1156 for more details.

The Town of Caryville Sanitation Department will be closed on Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King Holiday. Monday’s garbage will be picked up Tuesday. Tuesday’s garbage will be picked up Wednesday and recycling will be picked up Thursday.

The LaFollette Street and Sanitation Department will be closed on Jan. 19, in observance of Martin Luther King Day, Monday’s garbage will be picked up on Tuesday.

All former employees of Big Lot #305 will have a reunion on Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the LaFollette Country Club, please bring your favorite dessert.

Campbell County Shrine Club will hold its monthly meeting Jan. 26 at the DAV building A pot luck is planned please bring a covered dish, dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.

The newly formed Norris Lake Coast Guard Auxiliary will meet on Jan. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cove Lake State Park Pavilion. Membership is open to anyone 17 years old.

Chi Rho Kids and Paradigm Ministries are collecting warm pajamas for children ages birth to five years to stay warm in the winter months. Anyone would like to donate new, warm pajamas to the Paradigm Pajama Drive, can drop them off at Smart Styles, located inside Wal-Mart. Distribution will be held Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. at Paradigm Ministries (located at 1327 E. Central Ave. LaFollette, in East Gate shopping center). For more information, contact: Quinna Hatfield: (865) 250-8600 or Christie Elkins: (423) 494-4243.

Roane State Community College's Tennessee Small Business Development Center with the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business. The workshop will be from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Jan. 30 at the Oak Ridge Chamber, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike; and will be led by Jutta Bangs, Business Specialist of the local TSBDC office. To sign up call 865-483-2668 or email jbangs@tsbdc.org .

Community Health of East Tennessee Black Lung Clinic of LaFollette will host an outreach program beginning at 10 a.m. on Feb. 6 in the conference room at the Morgan County Courthouse, 415 S. Kingston Street in Wartburg. Information will be furnished and questions will be answered concerning Federal Black Lunch Benefits. Call 563-1008 or 563-1015 with questions.

If you need forms for filing your income tax for 2008, an ample supply is available at the LaFollette Public Library. These are for filing purposes only. We have no employer forms such as 1099's, etc. The library does not provide assistance for filing taxes and we cannot answer tax questions, but we are happy to provide forms for you.

AARP Tax Aide counselors Charles Gladwell, Pearl Randall, Dan Panzaru and David Green will be available to do tax returns at the LaFollette Public Library. They will do taxes returns every Thursday morning starting Feb. 5 at 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, continuing through April 15. Reservations can be made by calling Nancy Green at the LaFollette Public Library, phone number 562-5154.

Hand and feet warmers are needed for soldiers in Afgan. There will be a drop box at Asbury Law Office in Jacksboro, the warmers will be mailed asap.

The Campbell County and Tennessee Arts Commission is funding the Senior Citizen Center’s Folk Art Class on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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