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Sheriff Robbie Goins and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department will hold a neighborhood watch meeting at the New Freedom Community Church on July 21 at 7 p.m. There will also be a meth and litter presentation at the meeting. For more information call 562-7446.


The Humane Society of Campbell County will hold its monthly meeting at The LaFollette Recreation Center, July 21 at 7 p.m.  The election of officials for the next year will take place following the meeting.


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 Campbell County High School Band will begin preparation for the upcoming school year with its annual band camp. The camp will be held at the high school and will start on July 25 at 80 a.m. For more information please call the high school band room at 562-3885 for the full schedule.  All students who are planning to participate in the half-time and competition show need to attend this camp. 


The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Norris Lake Flotilla will meet on July 26 at 6 p.m. at Lassie’s Lodge.


The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) will be distributing applications for the low income home energy assistance program (LIHEAP) during the month of July for those who have not received assistance since July 2010. Anyone who has received assistance since July 2010 may apply after Oct. 1. The change in application dates is to bring the agency to the federal fiscal year that starts Oct. 2011. To receive an application by mail call ETHRA’s toll free number at 800-552-0127, extension 4825 leaving your name and mailing address. Applications are also available on ETHRA’s website at www.ethra.org/publications/2010LIHEAPapp.pdf.


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.


Joe Stephens is compiling a history of the original member of Company B of the First Tennessee Infantry- the first federal unit formed in Tennessee on August 1, 1861 at Jacksboro. Anyone who has information about these brave men, please contact Joe Stephens at the Campbell County Historical Society (865)566-3581 or JoeStephens10@hotmail.com. An observance will be held at Jacksboro at 6 p.m. on Aug. 1.


Aug. 2, is designated as National Night Out. Municipalities all across the country will host events to promote safety, fun, and crime prevention as we come together to take our neighborhoods back from criminal activity. In Campbell County, as part of the Anti-Drug Coalition, there will be two locations, Jellico Veteran’s Memorial Parkand LaFollette L. J. Seargeant Parkfor National Night Out with festivities beginning at 7 p.m.  Door prizes will be awarded.If you would like to participate by having a booth and/or being part of the entertainment, please contact Billie Russell at the county mayor’s office at 562-2526 or E. L. Morton at the Chamber of Commerce at 566-0329.


Rebecca Vanover, Atlanta, U.S. general services administration (GSA) will be in Campbell County on Aug. 3.  The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and go to approximately noon and will be held at the Campbell County Roane State Community Room. 


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. 


Cougar Day will be held Aug. 4 and 5. Seniors will come on Aug. 4 from 8 – 11 a.m., juniors, Aug. 4 from 12- 3 p.m., sophomore, Aug. 5 from 8 -11 a.m. and freshmen, Aug. 5 from noon – 3 p.m.


Just A Skate Team will be sponsoring a skateboard competition at Jellico Skate Park on Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. Trophies will be awarded for first place, only in age groups, pre-teen, teenager and adult. Concessions will be served. For more information contact Jean Moses at (423)441-0212.


Community Health of East Tennessee, Inc. needs votes between July 14 and August 11 to win $5,000 in CITGO gas cards. Got to www.fuelinggood.com and vote, individuals can vote once daily.


The Celebration of Life Memorial on Aug. 27 for former JHS Staff and Students will be having a free breakfast and motorvycle 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.


Campbell County has been awarded federal funds under the emergency food and shelter national board program. Campbell County has been chosen to receive $19,340 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Diane Carr with the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency at 56-2948 for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is Aug. 4.


Campbell County High School students that will be driving during the 2011-12 school year may pick up their parking application at the CCHS front office.

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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