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News Notes

By The Staff

 

The Campbell County Artist Association will have its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the West LaFollette Recreation Center in the Chanoitt and Carroll Studio. The group will be painting two more quilt blocks. Please come and help. The group will also talk about Paint the Town and several other topics while painting. Refreshments will be served. For more information or directions please call Karen Cumorich at 562-8468.   The student council at Campbell County High School is hoping to revive the tradition of the homecoming parade. The event will be held Oct. 8 with the theme of the parade being Blue and Orange Back in the Day. The parade will being at 7 p.m., deadline for the entries to be in place is 6:30 p.m. the order of the floats will be on a first come first serve basis. The gathering place for the parade will in the First Baptist Church of Jacksboro and will end in the parking lot of Jacksboro United Methodist Church. Trailer and trucks cannot exceed 24 feet in length and the decorations should follow.   The Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its October meeting on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Norris.  Chapter member Clayton Gist will present a program about fishing in Alaska. For more information visit www.crctu.com.   There will be a Teen Retreat at Galilee Bible Camp on Oct. 9 and 10. This event is for ages 12 through high school. The cost is $15. The retreat starts at 6:30 Friday evening and ends on Saturday at 7 p.m. To acquire a registration form and waiver form, download them from the web-site, www.galileebiblecamp.org or by calling the camp at 562-4910.   Valley Star Lodge #577 will have a yard sale on Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.   The Lions Club of Campbell County will meet Oct. 12, 6 -6:30 p.m. bring your supper, 6:30-7:30 p.m. business at the First Presbyterian Church. Contact Lion Carol McDonald 563-0057 for more information.   The semi-annual meeting of the Campbell County Public Records Commission (PRC) will be held at 6 p.m., on Oct. 13 at the Roane State College Campus, Community Room. The agenda will include: approval of Minutes of 3/11/09, approved budget for FY 09/10, fees under TCA 10-7-408, status of grants requested and approved, record status, archive training, emergency planning and other matters appropriately coming before the PRC.   A community pig roast will be held Oct. 15 at Carlock Myers The Stables. Tickets are being sold at the chamber offices at 566 -0329 or via the pig roast committee of Marie Ayers at Family Realty, Karen Cumorich at the LaFollette Press, Melissa Smith at First Volunteer, Jacksboro, Mike Bethurem at Jellico Utilities, Tracy Powers at Roane State, Robin Proffitt at Powell Clinch Utilities, Brent Blankenship at Y-12 Federal Credit Union or Joseph Ghulam at Jellico Hospital. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the grand finale will be at 9 p.m. by Pyro-Shows Incorporated.   The Campbell County School system in conjunction with St. Mary’s Hospital and Campbell County emergency organizations will be conducting an emergency response drill at Jacksboro Middle School at 9 a.m. on Oct. 15. This will be a mock explosion drill scenario with imitation casualties. The purpose of the mock explosion drill is to prepare emergency response organizations in case of an actual incident. For more information call the school at 562-3773.   The Campbell County Artist Association will host a class on Oct. 17 of a fall project, a wheel barrel full of pumpkins. This class can be done in either oil or water. It will be held at the Carroll-Chanoitt Studio in the West LaFollette School Recreation center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $40 fee includes six hours of instructions, materials. All you need to bring are brushes. See color photo of finished produce at LaFollette Press. Reservations required and which medium you want to paint in. Please call Karen Cumorich at 562-8468 or 907-2980. Cove Lake Hiking Club will meet at 8 a.m. on Oct. 17 at Food Lion to go on an exciting hike to the Sand Cave.  It is 9.3 miles moderate-strenuous 2,000 elevation climb and then up to White Rocks.  Bring lunch and lots of water.  For more information contact John Redmon (423)869-8286.   On Oct. 17 the TN/KY Helpers and the Woodland Community Land Trust will be holding a stream and road side pickup. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Clearfork Community Institute. The event will focus on collecting trash and debris in the Clearfork River along Highway 90 from Tackett Creek to Y Hollow Road Bridge. If interested please contact Beth Schrayshuen at the Woodland Community Land Trust Office 784-5304 or via email WCLT.VISTA@gmail.com. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.   Norris Dam State Park’s annual fall color boat trips will be offered Oct. 17 – 31 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults and $5 for children under six years old. Call the park office at (865) 426-7461 for reservations and information.   Bariatric (Weight Loss Surgery) Support Group meeting will be held Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center. For more information call 566-2298 after 5 p.m.   The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency will recertify for USDA commodities on Oct. 20 in Jellico from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Jellico Library. Please bring verification of income and birthday’s of everyone living in the home as well as a picture ID. This program is funded in part by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Department of Human Service. For more information call ETHRA at 562-2948.   Pregnancy Help Center of Campbell County is having a fundraising dinner on Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m. at Rickard Ridge BBQ Restaurant located at Cove Lake. The entrée choice will be grilled salmon or flat iron steak. Tickets are $25 which includes a complete meal and gratuity. Tickets are available by calling 562-2319 or 907-2281 or purchased at the center located at the rear of the old West LaFollette Elementary School, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Community Health Family Services Center, formerly known as The House of Hope, would like to invite the members of the community to join them for an evening of unity and support.  They will be hosting the 12th annual candlelight vigil service on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.  This event will be held at Cove Lake Park, in the pavilion.     Jellico will host its second annual trunk or treat on Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at Veterans Park. Local businesses, churches, and residents can decorate the trunks of their vehicles or truck beds and hand out candy or goody bags to the children. For information or to reserve a parking spot for your vehicle please contact Melissa Chitwood at (423) 912-3116 or melc415@yahoo.com

  Valley View School is opening its library to the public Monday – Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. The library will soon have internet capability as a result of a Library Literacy Grant.   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.