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The Campbell County Artist Association will have its regular monthly meeting on March 10 at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Chaniott and Carroll Studio in the West LaFollette Recreation Building. Bring something for show and tell, or something that you’d like some input on. The group will be discussing the “marketing” side of selling finished products.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information or directions please call Karen Cumorich at 562-8468.


Sheriff Robbie Goins and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department will be holding neighbors against crime, neighborhood watch meeting at the Wooldridge Community Church in Newcomb on March 10 at 7 p.m. There will be a meth and litter presentation at the meeting. For more information call 562-7446.


A benefit telethon for Elmer Summers medical expenses for hip replacement surgery will be held March 12 from 7- 11 p.m. on channel 12 WLAF. Singers include: Jeremy Archer, Nannie Lou Marlow and Old Pathway Singers, Glade Springs Singers, The Joyaires, The Glory Road Boys, Ric Miller, Danny Lawson Family and Miller Family.


The LaFollette Housing Authority will host a charity basketball game for Alumni CCHS, LHS, and JHS basketball players in April. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. To participate call Kristy Moser, LHA Representative at (423) 871-1770 or 562-6621 or email at kristymo12@yahoo.comThe deadline to contact/inquire is March 12.


The Campbell County Democratic Committee will meet March 15 at 6 p.m. at the old West LaFollette School. Please bring a covered dish.


The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) will be distributing USDA commodities on March 16 at the Jellico Library from 10 a.m. until noon and March 18 at the Community Center (old West LaFollette School) from 8:30 -11:30 a.m., 12:30- 2 p.m., or until all food is gone. Please bring a box and someone to carry the food out. For more information call ETHRA at 562-2948.


A free dinner for anyone in the community that needs it will be offered March 16 from 5 until 6:30 at Trinity Baptist Church located on Beech Street.


The Campbell County Historical Society will meet March 17 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Wedding Chapel. Guest speaker will be retired General Carl W. Stiner.


First Volunteer Bank will host a 5K Run/Walk on March 19 at Jacksboro Middle School. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race will start at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20, sign up by March 12 to receive a free t-shirt. Contact Angie Wells, First Volunteer Bank, 301 Main St., Jacksboro, Tn.  37757. All proceeds will go toward Relay for Life.

The Pine Mountain Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting its annual fundraiser on March 12 at the Ball Farm Event Center.  The doors will open and games will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner being served at 7:30 and live auction beginning at 8:30. There will be lots of games, drawings, and kids 10 and under eat free. Tickets will be available at the door.  For more information or to purchase advance tickets, contact Billy Ball at (423) 871-2200, Ray Ivey at 562- 0522 orballfarmeventcenter@hotmail.com


Cumberland Mountain Eagles will have a St. Patrick’s Day party on March 12 with music by Loose Wire.


TheLions Club of Campbell County will meet March 14, 6 -6:30 p.m. pot-luck 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.


Cedar Hill Baptist Church will host a Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon on March 17 from 11:30 to 12:30.


Community Health of East Tennessee is offering Parenting of Young Children.  Registration and Orientation is March 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Community Health of East Tennessee Administration Office in Jacksboro.  This is an eight week class with weekly two-hour sessions.  Sliding fee is available. Call Nelsie at 563-1040 or 562-1156 for more details.


Campbell County Shrine Club will host a deluxe spaghetti supper, cake sale/auction on March 25 at Campbell County High School. Dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m., $5 donation per person and auction starts at 5:30 p.m. Net proceeds from this event are for the benefit of Shriners Hospitals for Children. Tickets will be available at the door or contact a Shriner.


A Civil War reenactment “Gap Divided” will be held April 30 – May 1 in the historic town of Cumberland Gap.


Semiannual Crazy Aunt Sadie’s yard sale will be held May 14 (rain date May 21) at Cumberland Gap Festival Park downtown. Set up fee for residents is $5 and $10 for non-residents. For more information and to reserve a spot call (423)869-3860 or online at www.townofcumberlandgap.com.


Get your taxes filed for free with AARP at the LaFollette Public Library.  Beginning Feb. 3 and continuing through April 24, AARP Tax Preparation services will be preparing income tax returns at the LaFollette Public Library.  This is a free service and is by appointment only.  They do not prepare taxes if you are in foreclosure, have filed bankruptcy, or are a business.  They also do not do complicated, lengthy returns such as capital gains and losses, rental properties or returns that include moving expenses.  Call Nancy at the library, 562-5154, for an appointment.


The LaFollette Housing Authority Relay 4 Life team is collecting photos through May 2 of cancer survivors and love ones who have lost their battle with cancer.  A video slide show will be created from the photos.  To enter photos, please send the photo with a $5 donation to: The LaFollette Housing Authority, Attention: Relay Photo, P.O. Box 392, LaFollette, TN  37766 or drop the photo off at The LaFollette Housing Authority between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and ask for Dena Miller or Tina Goodman.  Please write on the back of the photo the name of the person pictured, if they are a survivor or a lost loved one, date they were told they are cancer free or passed away, and a phone number to contact you.  Please include a self addressed stamped envelope if pictures are to be returned.  DVD’s will be available after the Relay 4 Life to purchase for a $10 donation. For more information, please call 562-2261.


Linda Kilgore’s State Farm office will be selling purple bows to put on the front door of homes or businesses for a $10 donation to Relay 4 Life. To get a bow, call 566-5000.


Volunteers from the LaFollette United Methodist Church will build ramps for people in Campbell County. If you have difficulty accessing your home and would like more information call 566-7666.


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