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The Humane Society of Campbell County will hold its monthly meeting and yearly election of officers tonight at The LaFollette Recreation Center at 7 p.m.


The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) will be distributing USDA commodities on June 17 at the Community Center (Old West LaFollette School) beginning at 8:30 a.m. until the food is gone. Please bring a box and someone to carry the food out. For more information call 562-2948.


The Campbell County Historical Society will meet June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Wedding Chapel. Guest speaker will be Karen Cumorich, president of the Campbell County Art Association, who will be speaking on Art in the Community.


The Stoney Fork Volunteer Fire Department will have a special called meeting June 17 to discuss the future of the fire department. The department needs a set amount of firemen and because of lack of volunteers the fire department may soon close. Chief Danny Disney and Chief McGuire, of the Campbell County Fire Service will be there to talk to the residents and answer questions about their fire department.


Community Health Family Services Center Clothes Closet will be open June 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All items are 25 cents; please bring your own bags. Children’s summer clothing is needed. All donations can be dropped off at the administrative office at 507 Main Street, Jacksboro. For more information call 562-8325.


Lake City Middle School cheerleaders is hosting a cheer camp for grades
Kindergarten thru 5th, June 20-23. Camp will be held at Lake City Community Center from 5-8 p.m.  Registration is June 20 at 4:30. Cost is $25. Each cheerleader will learn four chants, a cheer, a dance and proper technique with jumps. All camp participants will be invited back to cheer at halftime of the first LCMS home game. Please email Jill Moore at jmoore1@acs.ac for more


Sheriff Robbie Goins and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department will be holding a neighbors against crime neighborhood watch meeting for the community of Oak Grove on June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. There will be a meth and litter presentation. For more information call 562-7446.


Cumberland Mountain Eagles #4363 will have a cook out at 4 p.m. on June 26. Happy hour from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with free juke box, $3 a plate. Every member please bring a potential new member, no one under 21 allowed.


The Summer Feeding Program  will serve lunches to any child between the ages of two and eighteen at the following locations and times through July 29; South Campbell County; Village Apartments, 11:55- 12:15; Pleasant Ridge Apartments, 11:15-11:40; Jacksboro Middle School, 11:30- 12:30; Crown Pointe Apartments Playground, 12- 12:30, West LaFollette School, 11:30- 12; LaFollette Housing Authority G-2, 11:15- 11:45. Breakfast will be served at Jacksboro Middle School from 8 -8:30. North Campbell County; Elk Valley School, 11:45-12:15; Jellico High School, 11:30- 12; Myrtle St. Housing Authority, 11:30-11:50, Harding St. Housing Authority, 11-11:20, Login St. Housing Authority, 12- 12:20; Indian Mountain State Park, 12:40- 1:10 and Newcomb Baptist Church, 12- 12:45. Breakfast will be served at Jellico High School 8-8:30.


Divorce hurts. Find Help at DivorceCare. DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. Sponsored by Jacksboro First Baptist Church, Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. For more information call 562-5168.


Megan Mikesell, field representative for Dennis Powers will be at the Jacksboro City Hall Conference Room on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. She will be meeting with anyone who needs help with any state issues. No appointment is necessary.


Applications for energy assistance are available from East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) until June 3. If you have received an application or assistance since July 1, 2010, you are not eligible to apply again at this time. To receive an application by mail call ETHRA’s Energy Office at 800-552-0127 extension 4825 leaving your name and mailing address. Applications are also available at ETHRA’s website at www.ethra.org/publications/2010LIHEAPapp.pdf.


Chaniott and Riekardt Art Studio will be hosting a landscape oil painting class every Thursday from 1 – 3, the fee is $10. Participants must bring their own supplies as well as a 16” X 20” canvas. The studio is located in room 26 of ht LaFollette Community Center. For more information call Terri Chaniott at (423) 907-2282.


Donations for Indian Creek Cemetery can be sent to Darlene Irwin, 142 Yoakum Circle, Jacksboro, TN 37757 or call (423)563-9822.


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 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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 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 can call (865)525-9040.


Celebrate Recovery a 12-step Christ centered recovery program for all types of hurts, hang-ups and habits meets at Jacksboro First Baptist Church on Thursday at 6:15 p.m., light supper, 7 – 9 p.m., large group, small group. Recently added small groups are Family Support led by Margaret Faulkner and Greif Recovery led by Dana Redus. A hotline is available at 494-5801.

The Landing provides a safe place for students 13-18 years of age to apply the Principles of Celebrate Recovery. Students are given hope for dealing with their hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Confidentiality and anonymity are key components of the program. For more information call 423-494-5801.

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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