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News Notes

By The Staff

 

  The Friends of Norris Lake will meet on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the LaFollette Community Center and will have a guest speaker from TVA.   The Campbell County Historical Society will meet Oct. 15, at 5:30 pm at the Douglas Cemetery in LaFollette for a tour of the cemetery.  Those making the tour should meet at the Douglas Cemetery located behind the Sonic Drive-in and the Campbell County Baptist Association Building at 5:30.   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.   Community Health of East Tennessee Clothes Closet will be open Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the month of October all items are free. Kitchen items are needed.   Cumberland Moutain Eagles will have karaoke with Ronnie and Ellen on Oct. 16 and 17.   The Elk Viewing Tower will be closed to the public on Oct. 16 and will reopen on Oct. 17.   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. 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.   Cumberland Mountain Eagles will have an open house breakfast on Oct. 18 from 9 until 11:30 a.m., donations accepted.   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 Democratic Party of Campbell County will meet on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the old West LaFollette School. Please bring a covered dish for the dinner.   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 birthdays 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.   Jacksboro Family and Community Education Club will meet at Mt. Paran Church Social Hall on Oct. 22 at 10 a.m.  Lunch will be served after the meeting.  A demonstration on how to make hand cream will follow lunch.   For more information call 563-9976.   The Campbell County High School Band and Band Boosters will present the Evil Elementary Haunted House beginning nightly on Oct. 22 and ending on Oct. 31. The haunted house will be held at the old West LaFollette Elementary School beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. most nights. Admission charge is $3 for students and $5 for adults. For more information and times please call 562-3885.   There will be a Scrapbooking Retreat at Galilee Bible Camp, beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 24 at 7 p.m.  The cost is $25 and space is limited.  For more information and/or a registration form, check the website at www.galileebiblecamp.org or call 562-4910.   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.     Campbell County Shrine Club will hold its monthly meeting Oct. 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.   Pastors and representatives from community agencies and organizations are invited to attend meetings, sponsored by County Mayor William A. Baird, on Oct. 26 at 12 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the LaFollette Church of God. Charity Check is a computerized program that can be subscribed to that allows nonprofits and other agencies to network to ensure that individuals who request assistance are legitimate and that those who really need help receive it.    The October meeting of the Clinch-Powell Regional Library Board will be Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Clinton Shoney’s. Optional dinner is at 5 p.m. The Clinch-Powell Regional Library Board represents Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Scott and Union counties, providing 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.   The U.S. Coast Guard Norris Lake Flotilla will meet on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at Twin Cove Willows Marina for training and election of officers.   Campbell County Democratic Party will have a chili supper fundraiser on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the old West LaFollette School Building. There will be a silent auction.   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.   The Humane Society of Campbell County will not meet this month, but will meet next month as planned.   To report child abuse call the Tennessee toll free hotline number 1-877-237-0004. Child abuse is mistreatment or neglect of a child that results in non-accidental harm or injury: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.    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 healing hurts, hang-ups and habits meets Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. for a light meal and 7 p.m. meeting. For more information call 562-5168.   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.