News Notes Sept. 22, 2011

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 Donations of toys and stuffed animals are being sought 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.


Cove Lake Hiking Chapter of the TTA has scheduled a hike for Sept. 24 at Big Ridge State Park, five mile loop that combines the Lake Trail, Ghost House Loop, Big Valley Trail and Dark Hollow Trail. Bring water and snack. For those coming from Campbell County meet at the Jacksboro middle school at 8 a.m. to car pool down to Burger King exit-122 on I-75S.  For those in Anderson County meet at the Burger King (Exxon Station - by Walmart on highway 61 at exit-122 on I-75 at 8:30 a.m. to carpool to Big Ridge.


Hope 4 Life will have an open house on Sept. 26 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The old Wesleyan Church building, 294 Morton Lane, Jellico. Learn about the free services offered, including counseling, tutoring, community resource information and ladies’ coffee hours. More information email Hope4LifeTN@gmail.com



The Lions Club of Campbell County will meet Sept. 26. A picnic will begin at 6 p.m. Shelter 2 Cove Lake State Park. Contact Lion Carol McDonald 563-0057 for more information.


Mothers of preschoolers can attend a MOPS meeting at Cedar Hill Baptist Church, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Meetings will be on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (with some exceptions). For more information contact Becky at 663-3281.


The U.S. Coast Guard Norris Lake Flotilla will meet on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at Lassie’s Lodge behind the Hampton Inn in Caryville. Anyone over the age of 17 with an interest in lake safety is invited to attend.


There is an election of board members and officers on Oct. 3 at the Campbell County Senior Center. The board meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Nominations are to submitted in writing to the center by Sept. 29. The nominee must be a current member of the Senior Center. If you have any questions call 562-6672.



Doug Hallock will perform at the First Baptist Church in Jacksboro on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is sponsoring the concert. Admission is free.


Free flu shots will be given by St. Mary’s Medical Center on Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LaFollette Church of God. 


A fundraiser will be held at Stoney Fork High School on Oct. 1 beginning at 9 a.m.


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.


East Tennessee Political Item Collectors Fall Show will be held in Knoxville on Oct. 1 at the Magnuson Hotel (across from West Town Mall).  Open and free to public from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Varied collections and venders will display for show and sale.

The La Cruizers Car Club hosts a cruise-in fun in downtown LaFollette every second and fourth Friday night. Tickets will be sold for $5 each on a 1987 Ford F150 truck donated by Rainbow Ford. A drawing will be Oct. 15 at the 10th Annual Car and Truck Show at Campbell County High School.


The University of Tennessee Extension Office of Campbell County will be offering “Girl Talk” classes on Monday evenings beginning Sept. 12 through Oct. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The class is limited to 12 mother/daughter pairs and pre-registration is required. For more information, please call the UT Extension Office of Campbell County at 562-9474.


Speedwell Volunteer Fire Department will host a chicken dinner on Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. at SVFD Station number one until chicken is gone. Meal includes chicken, side items, dessert and drink. Carry outs available. For more information call 562-2266.


Cinderella's Closet will host Southern Couponing on Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. On the first Saturday of every month there will be a coupon swap. Learn how to coupon or become coupon smarter. Bring expired coupons to be sent to overseas military. This is time is for moms so please no small children. For more information call Shona Phelps at 566-2227.


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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