News Notes for week of December 15, 2011

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  The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Networking Coffee will Dec. 15 at 8:30 a.m. hosted by LaFollette Court Assisted Living.


The Campbell County Artist Association will be hosting an open house for Buddy Person at the Chaniott/Reikardt Studio. The studio will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or later for anyone that wants to consider giving a gift of art for Christmas. For more information contact Buddy Person at (305) 522-3084 or by email wcp1947@gmail.com.

Jacksboro Public Library story time will continue on Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Story time is conducted on the third Friday of each month.  Mrs. Claus will be at the library on Dec. 22 from 1:30 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m telling stories, giving out cookies and collecting letters to take back to Santa.  

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.

The Historic Speedwell Academy will have a Christmas open house Dec. 17 and 18 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Mountain View Independent Baptist Church will host a Christmas dinner on Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.. In addition to dinner there will be songs by the children’s group Providence Ensemble and special guest star “Smidget.” RSVP to John or Judy at 566-3920 or email at jjgear11@aol.com.


For the Christmas Holidays the city of LaFollette Street and Sanitation Departments will close at 12 p.m. Dec. 23 and resume their regular schedule on Dec. 28.
Campbell County High School is now accepting orders for yearbooks. Yearbooks are $70, with an additional $5 charge to add a name to the cover. Orders can be placed online at www.balfour.com and pay with a credit card or pay at the school in full or make payments.  

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.


The Best of Times cookbooks are available at Peoples Bank of the South, main branch.  All proceeds go to the Ken Bruce Scholarship Fund. Books are $15.


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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