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Sheriff Robbie Goins and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department will hold a neighbors against crime neighborhood watch meeting for the communities of Valley View Estates, Bethlehem, Stiner Lane or any community in this area. The meeting will be held at the Elm Grove Baptist Church on April 7 at 7 p.m. There will be a meth and litter presentation at the meeting. For more information call 562-7446.


The regular meeting of the Caryville Municipal Planning Commission will be held April 7 at 6 p.m. in the Caryville City Hall.


Cumberland Mountain Eagles will have pinto beans, corn bread, cole slaw and dessert on April 8 at 7 p.m., cost is $5, karaoke by Annie on April 8 after the dinner. On April 9 at 9 p.m. music by crossfire


The Storybook Child Care Center is collecting new and unused toy donations for the victims of the Greenback tornado. Anyone wanting to donate may drop off toys at 132 Valley Street, Jacksboro from now through April 8, M-F 6 a.m. -6 p.m.


Valley View Elementary will have chili supper on April 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. The cost is $5 per plate. There will be orders to go, cake walks and prize raffles. All proceeds will go to the Campbell County Cancer Association. For more information call Melinda at 562-5278.


The celebration of life memorial for former Jellico High School Staff and Teachers is having a battle of the bands to help raise money towards a plaque to put outside of the school in memory of all that are on the list. If someone isn't in a band and wants to sing and be in the competition and bring their music, a sound system will be provided. The entry fee is $15 per band; the cutoff date for entries is April 8. The fee will be $20 after April 8 and can be paid right up until the night of April 16. Admission is $3 per adult and $1 per child over the age of six years old, kids six and under free. The location is at Jellico Elementary School. For more info please contact Vicky Young-Wilson at (423)912-8922 or (865) 696-5414. The winner will receive $100.


The Friends of the LaFollette Public Library are having its annual Spring Book Sale on April 8 and 9.  The sale will be held in the gymnasium of the LaFollette Recreation Center and the hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. There will have hard back books, paperback books, magazines, videos, etc. For more information contact book sale chairperson Sue Vernick at 566-2968.


The Campbell County Cancer Association telethon will be held April 9 from 7 -11 p.m. on WLAF-TV12.


Mountain Heritage is hosting an old fashioned trail ride campfire supper and singing on April 9 at noon. Trade day will be from 9 a.m. – noon. Entry fee is $5, campfire supper, $10, kids 12 and under get in free, concessions will be available. Children under 16 must be with an adult to ride. For more information call Joyce at 784-6733.


Second Harvest Food Bank will have a free food distribution on April 9 from 9 a.m. until the food runs out at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church.


The Campbell County High School Band and Boosters are sponsoring a 5K run/walk at Cove Lake State Park on April 9. First place prize will be $150, second place will be $100 and third place will be $50. Other prizes include t-shirts, medals, and trophies. Early entry fee is $15 for students and $20 for adults or $25 on the day of the race. For registration forms or for more information call Elria Kitts at 562-8687 or email at RACEFORTHEMUSIC@mail.comor the high school band room at 562-3885. All proceeds go to support the band.


The Lions Club of Campbell County will meet April 11, 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.


The Campbell County Artist Association will have its regular monthly meeting on April 14 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Chaniott and Carroll Studio in the West LaFollette Recreation Building. Bring a sample of some of your art work for discussion. Art in the Part will be discussed. Refreshments will be served. For more information or directions please call Karen Cumorich at 562-8468.


The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2011 Chamber Membership Luncheon on April 19, Cove Lake State Park Pavilion at 12 p.m.  The guest speaker is Sharon Pryse, president of The Trust Company, a state chartered bank specializing in helping individuals, businesses and foundations reach financial goals. Members RSVP at 566-0329, by email at chamber@campbellcountygov.com or their Facebook page.


Senior Citizens of Campbell County folk art class will have an open house and sale on April 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The Campbell County Rural Fire Service third annual bass tournament will be held April 30 at the Rainbow free launch. The entry fee will be $40, free will be accepted at the ramp from 5 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Blast off will be 7 a.m. and the tournament will end at 2 p.m., anyone who comes in after 2 p.m. will be disqualified.  Prizes and trophies will be awarded; there will be a best boat and junker lunker plaque. For more information contact Lynn Jessie at 871-3945.


Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center’s mobile digital mammography coach will be at Community Health Clinic on May 24 beginning at 9 a.m. Please contact the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Clinic at 1-800-456-8169, ext. 1003 for more information or an appointment.


The school nutrition program will offer a free breakfast to all students during the month of April. For more information call Vicki Woodard, school nutrition supervisor at 865-776-9939 or the cafeteria manager at your school.


The Prom Closet is accepting gently used dresses and shoes for young ladies to wear to the prom. Donations can be dropped off at Campbell County High School through May 1. For more information contact 562-8308 or Monica Bane at banem@K12tn.net.


Anyone interested in helping fund the mowing and cleaning fund for the Baird Cemetery in Elk Valley, please send contributions to:J. Freeman, 1324 Timbergrove Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919. 


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