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News Notes

By The Staff

 

The Campbell County Historical Society will meet May 20, at 7 p.m. at the Historic Wedding Chapel. Guest speaker will be Jim Freeman, WVLT meteorologist.   Jellico City Council will meet May 20 at 6:30 p.m.   Cumberland Mountain Eagles 4363 will have karaoke on May 21 at 9 p.m. by Fun Time Karaoke. On May 22 there will be music by the Burning Cash Band at 9 p.m.   The Campbell County Artist Association will host a class on May 22. They will be doing oil on canvas of The Garden Gate, a setting including a brick wall, a wrought iron gate and flowers in the garden. It will be held at the Chanoitt/Carroll Studio in the West LaFollette School Recreation center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $35 fee includes six hours of instructions, materials.   Participants will need to bring brushes, and cleaning materials, all other material will be provided. Bring lunch and something to drink. See color photo of finished product at LaFollette Press. Reservations required. Please call Karen Cumorich at 562-8468, or (423)907-2980.   Cove Lake Hiking Club will meet May 22 at 7 a.m. at Jacksboro Middle School. They will be hiking Gabes Moutain Trail. The hike is eight miles. Rated moderate-difficult.   For more information contact Richard Helm at 562-1110.   Clear Fork Watershed Council and Keep America Beautiful will have a stream clean-up on May 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. They will focus on the downtown Jellico area behind the town municipal buildings which eventually drains down into Elk Fork near the recreation fields and Indian Mountain State Park. They will be picking up trash and other refuse polluting the downtown area's vital watershed. Meet at the parking lot next to Jellico Electric and Water Company/City Hall/Rescue Squad.    The Campbell County High School Art show will be held at the school on May 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. everyone welcome. Judges will be on hand to present checks and awards to the winners. The Jellico Beer Board will have a special call meeting on May 24 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall building.  Campbell County Shrine Club will hold its monthly meeting May 24 at the DAV building. Pot luck is planned, please bring a covered dish. Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.   The Lions Club of Campbell County will meet May 24, 6 -6:30 p.m. bring your supper, 6:30-7:30 p.m. business at the First Presbyterian Church, the meeting room behind the church.  Contact Lion Carol McDonald 563-0057 for more information.   Norris Lake Coast Guard Flotilla will meet on May 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cove Lake State Park Community Room.   The U.S. Coast Guard Norris Lake Flotilla will meet May 27 at 6 p.m. at Cove Lake State Park Community Center for training. All over the age of 17 are welcome to attend.   Beth Hickman, field representative for Congressman Lincoln Davis, will visit Campbell County on May 28. She will be available to meet with constituents and assist them with federal matters. She will be at the Campbell County Courthouse in the Commissioners’ Conference Room from 10 to 11 a.m. and at the Jellico City Hall in the Council Chambers from 2 to 3 p.m.   A memorial service will be held May 29 at 2 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial in Lake City.   The Historic Speedwell Academy will be open May 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. and May 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. Free admission and refreshments.   The Red Cross class scheduled for June 1 has been cancelled as the Red Cross personnel are working in Nashville. The class will be rescheduled at a later date.   Young Champions Cheerleading will register for summer cheer classes on June 3. Registrations will begin at 6 p.m. and be held in the gym at the LaFollette Recreation Center. Registration cost $7 and classes are $7 per week. Ages 4-16 are welcome, they have multiple skill levels for beginner to advanced cheerleaders.  The summer courses will consist of skills training, learning everything from motions to tumbling, and stunting.    Bluegrass and BBQ to support the Speedwell Volunteer Fire Department will be held June 5 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Pudge’s Store. Food and drinks will be served. For more information contact Pudge at 869-4800 or Kirk at 869-4253.   Cruisin’ for Kids sponsored by Community Cares/Vista will be held June 5 with registration from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., ride begins at 11:30 a.m. at the LaFollette Housing Authority. This ride is to raise money to purchase items for activities for children that live in housing. Tickets are $10 per bike or $15 per couple. For more information contact Melissa Dykes, 494-6079 or Tonda Welden, 562-2261.   The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency will be distributing USDA commodities on June 9 at the Jellico Library. The doors will not be opened until starting time at 10 a.m. to noon. Distribution will be held June 11 at the Community Center (old West LaFollette School) from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please bring a box and someone to carry the food out for you. For more information call 562-2948.   The Mountain Heritage Saddle Club on Stinking Creek Road will have a horse show on the third Saturday of each month. Exhibition for barrel racers starts at 1 p.m. followed by the regular classes at 2 p.m. Events include something for all ages and horse breeds. There is a $5 per vehicle fee at the gate. For more information contact Lana at 784-1284.   Any donations to fund the mowing for the Baird Cemetery in Elk Valley, please send your contributions to: J. Freeman, 1324 Timbergrove Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919.    Indian Creek Baptist Church is requesting donations for cemetery funds. Donations can be sent to 142 Yoakum Hollow Road, Jacksboro, TN 37757 or call 563-9822.   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.