News Notes for week of December 22, 2011

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A Christmas to Remember will be held at Valley View Elementary Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free crafts, finger foods, Santa and entertainment. Bid on trees and wreaths with proceeds to benefit the Campbell County Cancer Society. There will be a community choir and the reading of the Christmas story and nativity.


Family Service Center Clothes Closet will be open Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 562-8325.


Cumberland Mountain Eagles will have karaoke by KB’s karaoke and DJ on Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. until 1 a.m.


 The town of Jellico will be closed on Dec. 26 is observance of Christmas Day. Sanitation pick up will be on Dec 27 for Monday and Tuesday


For the Christmas holiday the city of LaFollette Street and Sanitation Departments will close at 12 p.m. Dec. 23 and resume their regular schedule on Dec. 28.

Jellico’s New Year’s Rock -n-Eve in downtown Jellico on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Music by DJ’s Brian and Ranee Voyles, fireworks and ball drop at midnight. Family event and no alcoholic beverages. Sponsored by Jellico Tourism. For more information call 784-3275 or 912-8244.

LaFollette Recreation Center will host Life Line Screening on Jan. 10, 2012. The screening will target risks associated with stroke and osteoporosis.

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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