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News Notes for the week of Feb. 16, 2012

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 The Campbell County Historical Society will meet Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., at the Historic Wedding Chapel. Mark Penland, environmentalist and coordinator with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, will be talking about Radon.

Child and Family Tennessee New Beginning will host the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Networking Coffee and Ribbon Cutting on Feb. 16, at 8 a.m., at 302 Main Street, Jacksboro, second floor above Dr. Redus. All chamber members and prospective members are invited to attend.

CHET Family Services Center Clothes Closet will be open Feb. 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New items arriving daily. Prices .25 cents to $1. Donations can be dropped off at our Jacksboro office. For more information call 562-8325.

Cumberland Mountain Eagles will have karaoke on Feb. 17and 18, at 8 p.m.

 

Southern Couponin’ will have a coupon swap at Cinderella’s Closet Feb. 18, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bring unwanted coupons to swap, expired ones to send to the troops, and bring friends.

The Campbell County Democratic Party will have a meeting Feb. 21, at the old West LaFollette School, at 6 p.m.

A benefit Easter Egg Hunt will be held March 31, at the Highway 63 Diner. There will be games, a silent auction, food, and prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Campbell County Cancer Association. For more information call 907-2847.

Girl Scout Cookies will make their arrival to the county beginning this weekend. All the favorites like Samoas, Tagalong, Thin Mints, Dosidos, Trefoils, will be back along with the Dulce De Leche and Thank You Very Much Cranberry cookie. A new lemon cookie will be making a debut this year called Savanna Smiles.

LaFollette Middle Scholl is collecting Boxtops for Education until May 30. They can be dropped off at the school. For more information, call Tiffany Bruce, at 562-8448.

The Chaniott and Riekart Art Studio can use old 2011 calendars. Place the calendars in the drop box outside the door of room 26 in the community center during the month of January.


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.

 

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 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.

 

If you would like to become a Volunteer at LaFollette Medical Center, please contact Heather Jordan at 907-1547. 

 

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