News notes for the week of 12-24-08

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By The Staff

The LaFollette Street and Sanitation Departments will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas. However, the Sanitation Department will be picking up garbage on Dec. 24. Thursday’s garbage will be picked up on Dec. 26.

The Jellico Police Department will be conducting safety checkpoints beginning Dec. 31 thru Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in any of the following areas: North Main Street, South Main Street, Walker Road, London Avenue, Creekmore/Housley Road, Sunset Trail, Fifth Street and Indian Mountain Road.

The Senior Citizens New Years Eve Party tickets are now available by table number. Party favors will be provided. Single tickets are $8, one couple, $15. The party will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the band will play from 9 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your table, an appetizer and horderves or favorite snack food. Drinks will be available for $1 from the snack bar.

Community Health Clothes Closet will be open on Jan. 2 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cove Lake Hiking Club will meet Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center for its monthly meeting. For more information contact Richard Helm at 562-1110.

The Senior Citizens Board meeting will be held Jan. 5 at 10 a.m.

A Medic blood drive will be held Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center.

A first aid and CPR course will be held at Jacksboro United Methodist Church on Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $20 fee covers materials and lunch. Testing for certification is available upon request. Space is limited call the church at 562-3896, leave a message if no answer.

The Chamber of Commerce will host a reception honoring Betty S. Snodderly on Jan. 13 at the Tennessee Career Center in Jacksboro from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cove Lake Hiking Club will host a hike at Yahoo Falls in Big South Fork in Kentucky on Jan. 17. Anyone interested should meet at Eagle Market in the back parking lot at 9 a.m. Dress warm, pack a snack and plenty of water. For more information or reservations contact Richard Helm at 562-1110.

The Coalition Addressing Juvenile Issues has cookbooks for sale at the price of $10. All proceeds will benefit the Coalition Addressing Juvenile Issues. Contact Peggy Watson at 562-6020 for more information.

Campbell County High School now has 2006-07 yearbooks available for $50. Yearbooks from former years are discounted to $20. Please call 562-8308, Mrs. Bolton or stop by the school for more information.

The Senior Citizens Center will provide seniors 60 and older, if qualified, a free daily lunch Monday through Friday paid for through a Food Lion Grant. Transportation is provided to and from the center if needed, please call 562-6672 for further information.

The Senior Citizens Center is now open on Saturday nights as well as Thursday nights with the Ole Spice Band. On Thursday night’s door opens at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the cover charge is $3 for Thursday. On Saturday nights the door opens at 7 p.m. with music starting at 7:30 until 10:30. The cover charge on Saturday is $5. There is a snack bar open each night.

The Senior Citizens Center’s Folk Art Class is held on Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., open to all ages.

Celebrate Recovery is for men and women who are struggling with a hurt, hang-up, or habit. Meetings are held every Thursday evening in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church, 409 Main Street, Jacksboro. A light meal is served at 6:15 p.m. followed by a large and small group meeting. Refreshments are served afterward at the Solid Rock Café. There is no cost. For more information call 562-5168, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Childcare is now available. Child care is provided. Women’s small group addressing anger issues and physically, emotionally and verbally abused women have recently become available.

Narcotics Anonymous meets on Wednesday and Sunday 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 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays each evening at 8 p.m. as well as Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 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 meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. The meetings will take place at 2119 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette in the Campbell County Unity Association building.  

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