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News Notes October 20

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Local artist and storyteller Allan Miller will be conducting the ghost/history walk of downtown LaFollette again this year. There will be one added bonus to the walk that was not on the tour last year. Call at 494-4985 for pricing and to set up a time.

The Humane Society of Campbell County will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

 

There will be a Chamber of Commerce Networking Coffee Oct. 20, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., hosted by CASA in the chamber of commerce conference room.

 

The Campbell County Historical Society's annual cemetery tour will be held at Well Spring Cemetery at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 20. In case of rain, the tour will be rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. For more information contact the Campbell County Historical Society at 566-3581 or Joe Stephens at JoeStephens10@hotmail.com

 

On Oct. 22 local author Kristi Ivey will be at Readables Used Books at 2 p.m. to sign copies of her book Beloved One. Light refreshments and giveaways will be offered during the event. Readables Used Books is located in Woodson’s Mall.

 

A ribbon cutting for Grace Rehab will be held Oct. 25 at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and tours will be offered.

 

The Pinecrest Volunteer Fire Department will be having a haunted forest Oct. 21 and 22 and all of Halloween except Oct. 26. This event is for benefit of Pinecrest Volunteer Fire Department. For more information call 562-8100.

 

There will be a Campbell County prayer Vvgil on Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. at Cove Lake State Park. For more information call Rick McCreary at 494-4785.

 

CHET Family Services Center Clothes Closet will be open Oct. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at its new location at 109 Pleasant Ridge Road. For more information call 562-8325. All donations can be dropped off at the Jacksboro office.

 

The Caryville Civil War Council will hold its 10th annual Toy Run Oct. 22 at Woodson’s Mall. The cost is $10 per rider or a new unwrapped toy. All proceeds go to help needy families during the holiday season. Registration starts at 8 a.m., riders depart at 11 a.m. For more information contact David Wormsley 562-1777, Larry Collier 494-7641 or 562-5742.

 

The Campbell County Shrine Club will hold its monthly meeting Oct. 24. Election of 2012 officers will be discussed. Beans by Helen, pot luck is planned. Diner at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m.

 

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Norris Lake Flotilla will meet on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at Lassie’s Lodge.

 

The Campbell County Artists Association is hosting a painting class from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 27 with Buddy Person at the Chaniott/Reikardt Studio, 300 Beech Street.  For more information contact Pearson at (305)-522-3084or email at  wcp1947@gmail.com. On Oct. 29 the group will host Nic Hankins for a class on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chaniott/Reikardt Studio. The cost is $60 and includes the canvas. There is an additional $15 Palette fee for those who do not have their own oil supplies, paints and brushes.  Log on to www.nichankins.com to see a photo of the project.  To secure a seat contact Hankins on his website, or call  Person at (305) 522-3084. 

 

There will be a Halloween motorcycle ride Oct. 29. The money raised will buy things for activities for the children in the housing authority. Registration will be from noon till 1 p.m. Bikes will pull out at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per bike or $15 per couple. For more information contact Melissa Dykes at 871-1158.

 

Elk Valley’s First Turkey Shoot will be on Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. on Red Cut Road. Follow the signs. This is a fundraiser for Elk Valley Basketball Teams. Kids under 16 years of age must ne accompanied by a adult. For more information call Kelly at 494-3889.

 

The Operation Roundup Board will meet on Nov. 17 in the LaFollette Utilities Board conference room at 9 a.m. Those seeking assistance should have completed applications submitted by Nov. 11. Applications may be obtained at LaFollette Utilities Board.

 

Donations of toys and stuffed animals are being sought by Victory Kids to give out to children at Christmas. Items can be dropped off at 210 Sharps Lane Apt. 130, LaFollette. Volunteers are also needed, as is a flatbed truck. For more information call 566-6699.

 

Jellico Highway Church of God is now offering a complete meal in a box on a monthly give-away. These meals are given away on the third Thursday of each month at the church from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. No application, no questions asked, but there is a limited number of boxes.

 

The La Cruizers Car Club would like to invite everyone to join some cruise-in fun down town every second and fourth Friday night.  

 

A beekeepers association will begin in Campbell County. Those interested in joining should contact Martin Trowbridge at (423) 377-5680. The meetings will start in January 2012.

 

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.

 

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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