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Jacksboro United Methodist Church will have a Medic blood drive July 7 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Community Cares/Vista Program from LaFollette Housing Authority will have a yard sale at the Dewey Hunter Center July 7 and 8 starting at 9. Anyone interested in setting up can pay $3 per day. For more information call Missy Miller at (423)377-5114 or Casper Dunn at (423)201-8013.


The LaFollette Book Club, a membership-based club, will meet July 9 at the Historic Wedding Chapel, Sixth and Central Ave, LaFollette at 10 a.m. Visitors interested in reading/discussing good literature are welcome. Contact President Marie Kile atmmkile@aol.com or 566-7666 to learn more.


Campbell County Honor Guard Meeting will be held July 12 at 6 p.m., followed by a meal at the Veteran’s Building. The Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Post 105 will meet at 7 p.m.


The Campbell County Artist Association will have its regular monthly meeting on July 14 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Chaniott and Reikardt Studio in the West LaFollette Recreation Building. Come join the group for an evening a free lance work. Please bring pencils, charcoal, or other medium you like to draw in and any other supplies you may need. Refreshments will be served. For more information or directions please call Karen Cumorich at 562-8468 ext 224.

Campbell County Republican Summer Picnic will be held July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Cove Lake. Please bring a dish to share, table settings and meat provided.

The Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center’s Mobile Digital Mammography Coach will be providing mammography screenings for women in the community at Community Health Clinic on July 18 at 9 a.m. Most insurance will be filed. Please bring your insurance card for filing and driver’s license at the time of service. For more information or an appointment call Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, toll free at 1-800-456-8169, ext. 1003.

The Campbell County Historical Society will meet July 21 at the Historic Wedding Chapel at 7 p.m.Featured speaker will be Leon Graves, President, Union County Cemeteries Association. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. 


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.


The LaFollette Quilters' Guild will not have a meeting in July. The next meeting will be Aug. 3. Members are encouraged to come to the Quilt Patch for charity sewing or to work on their own projects any Wednesday. 


The Celebration of Life Memorial on Aug. 27 for former JHS Staff and students will be having a free breakfast and Motor Cycle Ride. There is no registration fee. All who are planning on riding need to get registered by 10:30 a.m. A free homemade country breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and the bikes will leave the park no later than 11:15 and ride approximately two to three hours. Then riders will return to the park around 2 p.m., there will be a picnic and live music also free. If anyone would like to bring a covered dish, take out, dessert or drinks it would be greatly appreciated. Or if anyone
would like to make a small donation towards The celebration of life Memorial
for former JHS staff and students, that would be appreciated also. Everyone is
invited to this event. Lots of food and entertainment for the entire family.  Please contact Vicky Wilson (423)912-8922, Shirley Wortham (423) 784-9382, James Bennett (423) 823-1578 or Bertha Smith (865) 696-5414 for more information.


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.


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 Grief 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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