News Notes for week of December 1, 2011

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The Elk Valley Christmas Parade will be Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. The parade will begin lining up at the Elk Valley School at 1 p.m. The Kerbela Shrine Temple is planning to be a big part of the parade this year giving out gifts to the children along with many other exciting things. For more information on the parade or to participate call Steven Chambers at 871-3474 or Aline Ford at 201-3499.

Cove Lake Hiking Chapter of the TTA will be having their monthly meeting at the recreation center in LaFollette, 300 W. Beech Street on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.  A hike to Cumberland Gap on Dec. 10 will be discussed.

The Davis Chapel Community Center is hosting a Christmas gathering on Dec. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Everyone interested in the future of the community should attend.  For more information contact Stephanie Fraley 494-0742.

The Pinecrest Volunteer Fire Department is seeking new members. Applicants must be over 18 years of age to apply. Applications for membership can be obtained at the fire station on Mount Paran Road on Tuesday nights between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.


The Christian Women’s Club of LaFollette, a non-profit organization invites ladies to attend a luncheon the second Wednesday of each month at the LaFollette United Methodist Church. Meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each month timely presentations are prepared to inform and entertain those attending. Lunch cost is $10. Call Pat Talley for more information at 562-1962.



Christmas at Camp Galilee will be Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. There will be a Christmas story, puppets, carols, Christmas cards, games, fellowship, food, and more. An offering will be received. For more information contact Adam E. Fladie at 663-3281 or email at thefladieflyer@hotmail.com.

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.


The Campbell and Clairborne County Shrine Clubs will hold their annual Christmas Party Dec. 12. The party will be at Pizza Inn in Tazewell at 6 p.m.


The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (E.T.H.R.A.) will be distributing USDA Commodities on Dec. 14 at the Jellico Library. The doors will not be opened until the starting time at 10 a.m. They will also be distributed Dec. 16 at the Community Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. until food is gone. Please bring a box and some one to carry the food out. For more information call E.T.H.R.A. 562-2948.


In lieu of traditional Christmas gifts, citizens are being asked to make a donation to the Campbell County Children’s Center. The center will inform the person a donation has been made on their behalf for Christmas. To make a donation, contact the Campbell County Children’s Center by Dec. 16. at 562-4190 or by mail Campbell County Children’s Center, 203 Independence Lane, LaFollette, TN  37766



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.


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 7 p.m. and Sunday at 7 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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