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News Notes for week of March 29, 2012

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The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting and open house at Amedysis, 2345 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette, the same building as Grace Rehab, on March 29 at 9 a.m.

Lose It 4 U Weight Loss contest starts March 29 at 7 p.m. at Valley View Elementary School. The cost is $25. There will be weekly weigh-ins, speakers on heath topics, and cash prizes. For more information call 562-5278.

The city of LaFollette will reopen its spring trails with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 30 at 10 a.m. in front of city hall.

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. For more information call 907-2847.
Jellico High School Student Council, Beta Club, and the city of Jellico will hold an Easter Egg Hunt March 31 at 11 a.m. for kids ages two through 10 at Indian Mountain Park. Following the egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. will be a duck race.
The Campbell County Sheriff’s Department will hold a neighbors against crime watch meeting, April 2 at 7 p.m., at The Round Rock Baptist Church. There will also be a meth and liter presentation. For more information call 562-7446.
The annual telethon to benefit the Campbell County Cancer Association will be held April 7 from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. on WLAF Channel 12. Pledge forms and information available by contacting the Cancer Association office at 562-2246. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Southern Sons Motorcycle Club will sponsor a benefit ride for U.S. Marine Cody Evans on April 7 starting at Grace Rehab. All motorcycles and riders are welcome. The cost $10 per rider. For more information call 912-2484 or 201-7187.
On April 11, Judy Gardner, WBIR -TV’s fashion and creativity personality and owner of The Silk Purse boutique, is bringing the hottest from New York City new fashion accessories to show, share, and sell to the Christian Women’s Club of LaFollette. Phyllis Page, a humorous international speaker, who shares how to have peace when faced with hurricane heartaches will be our speaker. Music will be offered by Emily Noss of Clinton. Lunch cost is $10. Call Pat Talley 562-1962.
On April 14 a group will meet at Blue Springs Boat Dock, to clean up the lake. Please bring trash bags. Any and all donations of drinks, snacks, and trash bags are greatly appreciated. For more information contact Brittany Goins at brittany.goins@lmunet.edu.
The Campbell County Beekeepers Association will have its next meeting April 14, at Wells Springs Community Center, at 4 p.m. For more information call (423)-377-5680.
TECO Coal Corp. will host its first annual 5k run in the park, on April 21, at the Indian Mountain State Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information call (606)-523-4217 or (606)-523-4212.
The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce will host a golf tournament May 2, at The Greens at Deefield. Entry deadline is April 25. For more information call 566-0329.
LaFollette Middle School 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 town of Caryville has declared the month of April as Clean -Up Caryville Month. The Caryville Sanitation Department will pick up appliances, furniture, tires, etc. Items must be place for curbside pickup. In order for items to be picked up, you must place you name, address, and list items for pickup by calling 562-9478. Pick-up is each Wednesday of the month, April 4, 11, 18, and 25. For more information, call 562-9478 or (865)-740-9820.
Christian Women’s Club of LaFollette, invites ladies to attend their Luncheon the second Wednesday of each month at the LaFollette United Methodist Church 808 E. Central Ave. Meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a time of fellowship, a delicious meal and program. Each month timely presentations are prepared to inform and entertain those attending.
American Legion Post 280 is looking for all veterans that want to have a home post and are willing to help DAVs, veteran dependants, toy runs, special functions, and benefits. Contact Post Commander or service officer at (865)-426-4700. All nominations for 2012 officers at Post 280 American Legion must be in no later that May. The election will be held in June.
Campbell Memorial Gardens and Woodlawn Cemetery are requesting that all memorial decorations, except those in marker vases or on stones be removed before April 2, so seasonal maintenance can be completed.
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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