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News Notes for week of March 22, 2012

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 The Campbell County Historical Society will meet March 15 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Wedding Chapel. Guest speaker, Maggie Inscho, will be discussing the Children’s Center of Campbell County.

The LaFollette Medical Center will be hosting the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Networking Coffee on March 15, at 8:30 a.m., at the outpatient rehabilitation center, 2146 Jacksboro Pike, Suite A, LaFollette (in the Castleton’s Building). All chamber members and prospective members are invited to attend.

 

The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (E.T.H.R.A.) will be distributing USDA Commodities March 16 at the old West LaFollette School starting at 8:30 a.m. Bring a box and someone to carry the food. For more information call E.T.H.R.A. at 562-2948.

The Campbell County Shrine Club will host a spaghetti supper, cake sale, and auction on March 16, at Campbell County High School. The dinner will last from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the auction starting at 5:30 p.m. See a Shriner for tickets, or tickets available at the door.

A benefit Bluegrass Breakdown will be held March 17, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Ball Farm Event Center, 2107 General Carl W. Stiner Highway, LaFollette. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages seven-12, and children under age six are free. All proceeds are to benefit CASA Campbell County. For more information call 562-2700.

Community Health of East Tennessee (CHET) invites all local churches and faith based groups for a special tour of the new community health care facility located at 103 Independence Lane, LaFollette, on March 17, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions will present a free workshop for people with chronic health concerns beginning March 19 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Jacksboro. For more information call Dixie at 566-8864 and Judy at 907-0054.

The LaFollette Community Band practice will be held March 19, at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Band Room. Any brass, percussion and woodwind players are encouraged to attend. All Band alumni and current students are invited. For more information call Aaron Campbell 912-7171.

The first semi-annual meeting for 2012 of the Campbell County Public Records Commission (PRC) will be held at 6 p.m. on March 20, at 300 West Beech Street, LaFollette. The agenda will include review and approval of the Nov. 2011 minutes, record operations and other matters appropriately coming before the PRC under state law.

 

First Volunteer Bank is having a 5K Run/Walk, March 24, benefiting Relay For Life. Teams are welcome. Call 907-8000 and ask for Cindi or Angie or stop by any of the First Volunteer Bank offices for further details.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, will offer a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business, March 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, 1016 Main Street, Jacksboro. The seminar discussion includes the forms of business organization, tax requirements, business licenses, business planning and financing options with additional discussion about SBA loan qualification and opportunities. To sign up call (865) 483-2668 or email jbangs@tsbdc.org.

 

Davis Chapel Community Association and Woodmen of the World will hold a spring craft festival and egg hunt at the Davis Chapel Community Center on, March 31. Festivities will begin at 12 p.m. and go on until 6 p.m. For more information contact: Stephanie Fraley at 494-0742 or Holly Claborn 871-1641.

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. Everyone is invited. For more information call 907-2847.

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.

LaFollette’s Public Works Department still has around 300 recycling containers available. Anyone living in LaFollette’s city limits can receive one free of charge. If interested call 562-3548.

Community Health Family Services Center Clothes Closet is open weekly on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New items are arriving daily. All merchandise 25 cents to $1. For more information call 562-8825.

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 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.

 

 

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

 

 

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