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News Notes

By The Staff

 

Valley View Elementary will host academic night on Feb. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.   The Campbell Culture Coalition, organizers for the Louie Bluie Festival, will hold its annual membership meeting on Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the recreation building at Cove Lake State Park. Join the Coalition in its efforts to sponsor great events for Campbell County. Check out the web sites at www.campbellculturecoalition.org and www.louiebluie.org for more information.   Beth Hickman, field representative for Congressman Lincoln Davis, will visit Campbell County on Feb. 26. She will be available to meet with constituents and assist them with federal matters. She will be in the Council Chambers at the Caryville City Hall from 10 to 11 a.m. and at the Jellico City Hall in the Council Chambers from 2 to 3 p.m.   Anderson County Soil Conservation District and Campbell County Soil Conservation District is having its annual Tree Day at the USDA/NRCS Field Office located at 2691 Andersonville Highway in Clinton on Feb. 27. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. and will end at 6 p.m. All trees are priced at 10 cents apiece and will be sold on a first come first serve basis with no pre-orders taken as supplies are limited. Please contact us at (865) 494-2343 ext. 3 for further information.   Cumberland Mt Eagles #4363 will have Karaoke with Ronnie and Ellen on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.   Cove Lake Hiking Club will hold its monthly hiking meeting on March 2 at the LaFollette Recreation Center in the craft room at 6 p.m. to discuss past and future hikes. For more information contact Richard Helm at 562-1110.   The Boys and Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau will have a board meeting on March 3 at 5:30 p.m. at CHET offices in Jacksboro.   Community Health of East Tennessee will offer Active Parenting of Teens™ Class beginning March 3 for eight weekly two-hour sessions. Classes are from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Department of Children’s Services. Registration is at the first class. There is no fee for the class. Call Nelsie at 563-1040 or 562-1156 for more details.   The Campbell County High School Band Boosters will sponsor a chili supper and auction on March 7 at the Campbell County High School. The chili supper will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the school Commons and the auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Carry-outs will be available. The auction is open to everyone. Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction should call the band room 562-3885, items can be picked up. All proceeds go to the high school band to help purchase music, instruments and equipment to assist the Cougar Band.   The first meeting in 2009 of the Campbell County Public Records Commission will be held on March 11 at 3:30 p.m., in the Roane State College Community Room. The Roane State campus is located at 201 Independence Lane, LaFollette. Actions taken since the last meeting, proposed FY 09/10 budget, and future plans for the County Archive will be on the agenda. Questions may be directed to Gerry Myers, Recorder, 566-3641.   The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (E.T.H.R.A) will distribute commodities on March 11 at the Jellico Library from 10 a.m. to noon and March 13 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at West LaFollette School in the back of the old kitchen part. Please bring a box for your commodities and a helper to carry the food out to the car for you. For more information call E.T.H.R.A at 562-2948.   The Campbell Culture Coalition announces the Campbell County premiere performance of the play, Between a Ballad and a Blues,the story of Campbell County native, Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong. The original play, written by Linda Perris-Bailey and performed by the acclaimed Carpet Bag Theatre ensemble, is scheduled for March 13, 7 p. m. at the LaFollette Middle School Auditorium. Advance tickets are $5 and can be picked up at the Campbell County Historical Museum in downtown LaFollette Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., or may be ordered online at www.campbellculturecoalition.org. E-mail CCCHighlanders@aol.com or call 566-3641 for special student rates or for more information.   The Christian Academy of Campbell County will host a spaghetti dinner on March 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by Fazoli’s. The tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the school or by mailing a check to the school and the tickets will be held at the door. The menu will be spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread, cheesecake and a drink.   The Clinch-Powell Home Team will be hosting a free workshop on April 2 at 6 p.m. at the LaFollette Community Center.  This workshop is for anyone at risk of losing their home to foreclosure or any interested parties.  RSVP to Suzie Eribarne at (865)828-5927 or 800-814-6355.   Survivors wanted: We want to honor you, let you meet other survivors, and have a party for you.  If you are a cancer survivor please email Traci Dower to Survivor@AyersAuctionRealty.com .   Anyone interested in joining the Community Health Family Services Center Advisory Council can contact Melanie Cordell, Chief Operating Officer of Community Health Family Services Center at 562-8325. Participation on the council is normally a one year term that can be renewed each calendar year. The council meets once a month on the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. at the administrative office in Jacksboro.   Anyone needing forms for filing 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.   Celebrate Recovery is for men and women who are struggling with a hurt, hang-up, or habit. Meetings are held every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 409 Main Street, Jacksboro. A light meal is served at 6:15 p.m. followed by a large and small group meeting. Refreshments are served afterward at the Solid Rock Café. There is no cost. For more information call 562-5168, hotline (423)912-5311. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Childcare is available. Child care is provided. Women’s small group addressing anger issues and physically, emotionally and verbally abused women is available. Celebrate Recovery, Jellico meets in the GoodSoil Center, Jellico at 6:30 p.m. for more information call (423)215-0133 or (423)494-7293.     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.