American Legion Post 280 is looking for all veterans that want to have a home post and are willing to help DAVs, veteran dependents, toy runs, special functions, and benefits. Contact the post commander or service officer at (865) 426-4700. All nominations for 2012 officers at Post 280 American Legion must be in no later than May. The election will be held in June.
The Norris Lake Flotilla will be offering free vessel safety checks at Deerfield Marina on June 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Campbell County Youth Football and Cheerleading will be having a final day of sign ups on June 2, at West LaFollette School from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for football players is $55 and cheerleaders is $60. The age for football is five through 12 and cheerleaders are four through 13. Girls signing up for cheerleader will be fitted for a uniform that day. All new and returning football players must provide a birth certificate and a recent picture. If you have any questions you can call Steven Phillips at (865) 617-5429, Tabatha Phillips 494-1806, or Lisa Lester 871-0230.
The Cove Lake Hiking Chapter of the TTA will be having its monthly meeting June 5, at 7 p.m., in the new recreation center in LaFollette, 300 W. Beech Street.
The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (E.T.H.R.A.) will be distributing USDA Commodities on the following dates: June 6, at the Jellico Library. Commodities will be distributed from 10 a.m. until 12 noon; June 8, at the LaFollette Community Center. Starting time is 8:30 a.m., lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It will end at 2:30 p.m. or when the food is gone. Bring a box and some one to carry the food. This program is funded in part by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Department of Human Services. For more information call E.T.H.R.A. at 562-2948.
LaFollette High School Class of 1967 will have a meeting to discuss its 45th reunion at Mac Daddy’s BBQ, on June 7, at 6:30 p.m. The group will eat at 6 p.m. For more information call Peggy Mitchell Mannering (772) 834-4820.
A Medic Blood Drive will be at Jacksboro United Methodist Church Gymnasium, on June 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A free Chick-Fil-A sandwich coupon will be given to all donors. Also donors will be eligible for two free tickets to any Tennessee Smokies home game.
Galilee Bible Camp will be having a dedication service on June 10, at 2 p.m. The service will be at the camp, 586 Camp Galilee Road LaFollette, in the J W Wright Chapel. The J W Wright Chapel, the RV park (name to be unveiled), and the Sam Casada Memorial Trail will all be dedicated. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at each location. Following the service and ceremonies, there will be cake and punch served in the Glover/Clarke Dining Hall.
The Christian Women’s Club of LaFollette, invites ladies to attend its luncheon on the second Wednesday of each month at its current location, the LaFollette United Methodist Church, 808 E. Central Avenue, LaFollette. Meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On June 13, Gail Latham, from Hoschton, Ga., will share “What to Hang on to, When Less is More.” Music will be offered by Vanessa Dupuy and Bobbie Archer. There will also be a bake sale starting at 11 a.m. All proceeds will support the club’s outreach projects. Lunch cost is $10. For more information call Pat Talley at 562-1962.
The Campbell County Beekeepers next meeting will be June 16, at 5 p.m., at Wells Spring community building. Those who would like to attend can contact Martin Trowbridge at 377-5680 or Robert Marlow at 562-2973. Those raising gardens or crops are encouraged to attend.
The Big Valley Songwriters Group of the East Tennessee Singer Songwriter Association (ETSSA) meets each Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Big Valley Barn in Clinton. All area singers, songwriters, and musicians, beginning or experienced are invited to attend the meetings. The ETSSA is seeking new members from Campbell County for the purpose of forming a local Campbell County group. Those interested in learning about songwriting, singing original and cover songs, or jamming and networking with others that share the same interest should contact Gene Blair at 562-9866 or (770) 377-6817.
Cumberland Village Care and Rehabilitation will be accepting perennial flowers with Memorial stones from families who have lost a loved one at Cumberland Village. For more information contact Debbie Vinsant at 562-0760 ext. 218.
Sharp Cemetery of Caryville is in need of donations for mowing. Send donations to Wilma Kitts, 273 Jackson Road ,Caryville, Tenn., 37714, or to Community Trust Bank, 106 S. Tennessee Ave., LaFollette, Tenn. 37766. Make checks payable to Sharp Cemetery of Caryville.
Anyone interested in donating to the mowing and cleaning fund for the Baird Cemetery in Elk Valley, can send contributions to: J. Freeman, 1324 Timbergrove Dr., Knoxville, Tenn., 37919.
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 563-1036.
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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