The Dungannon Development Commission, Inc. is taking applications for its Project HELP Home Repair Program. Project HELP, which stands for Housing Enterprise for Low-Income People, is designed to help those who are in need of home repairs and fall within the poverty guidelines. Applicants must live in Scott County. Contact 467-2306 for more information.
Fish and chicken fry with lots of homemade sides, desserts and drinks is planned for Saturday, March 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Boozy Creek Community Center, located at 1989 Shellys Road in Bristol. Music provided by Ramblin’ Rose starts at 5 p.m. For more information, call (276) 466-0026.
Scott County Extension Agent ANR/Unit Coordinator Scott Jerrell presents a free program, “Introduction to Vegetable Gardening,” March 1 at 10 a.m. to help you get ready for spring and vegetable gardening. He will provide tips on garden size, site location, when to start, what to grow, tools needed and where to purchase seeds. Registration is required by calling 452-2772. Registration deadline is Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m.
Rook tournament is planned for Feb. 22, 5 to 9 p.m. at Twin Springs High School. Proceeds benefit Twin Springs Little League. The cost is $30 per team. All-you-can-eat homemade soups, desserts and drink are available for $7. Each winner receives a trophy. Little League sign-ups are also planned during the event.
Bring the look of stone into your garden by creating rustic, textured planters. Gardeners are sponsoring a hypertufa workshop Tuesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Scott County Career and Technical Center. The cost is $20 for planter materials and plants are not included. Pre-registration is required. Call (276) 594-8591 to register.
The Scott County Economic Development Authority has changed its February meeting date to Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in the board of supervisors’ meeting in the county office building. The meeting is open to the public.
A Hunter Education Class is slated for Saturday, March 8, noon to 7 p.m. at the Cove Ridge Center at Natural Tunnel State Park. This is a one-day class for students ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required. Visit http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/ to preregister, click on education and follow instructions. Students must pre-study for the class. Study materials are on the VDGIF website. Concessions are available from the Scott County Outdoor Team. For more information, contact Jason Honaker, Conservation Police Officer at 386-4252.
Benefit pageant is planned for Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at Gate City High School. Proceeds benefit the Fred Winkler Liver Transplant Fund. Visit Facebook Event Page titled “Miss Angels Among Us” to get additional information and a registration form. The pageant is sponsored by Tipton’s Chapel Church and Wanda Blair is the director. Mail entry forms to Wanda Blair, 275 Heavens View Lane, Gate City, Va. 24251. Call 452-2493 for more information. Deadline for registration is March 10.
The Scott County Ex-tension Office hosts a country ham curing workshop series on March 3 at 6 p.m. at Mann’s Farm in Fort Blackmore. Additional meeting dates are March 10 at 6 p.m. at Mann’s Farm and April 7 at 6 p.m. at the Scott County Extension Office. Participants will learn how to cure a country ham by curing their own ham that they will take home at the end of the workshops. Families and groups are welcome to share a ham to cure for the workshops. The cost for the workshop is $40 which includes the cost of the ham and all workshop supplies. Participants need to attend all three workshop sessions and registration is required as space is limited. For more information or to register, contact the Scott County Extension Office, 131 Military Lane, Gate City, 452-2772.
4-H Camp Registrations will be accepted starting Feb. 1 at the Scott County Extension Office. 4-H Camp is open to youth ages 9-13 years old. This year’s camp will be held June 23-17at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Abingdon. The cost of camp is $175 with a $25 deposit due at the time of registration. The balance must be paid by June 1. A limited number of scholarships are available to help interested youth attend camp. For more information about camp, scholarships or a registration form, contact Nancy Johnson, 4-H Youth Development Agent at the Scott County Extension Office at 452-2772 or by email at email@example.com.
Scott County Public School Head Start reminds the public to register their Food City cards for the School Bucks Program to benefit Scott County Head Start. Once a card is registered, a portion of the money spent at Food City benefits the Scott County Head Start Program. Remember to register your card each school year. Head Start staff appreciates the community and their support of the Head Start program.
Open weekly meetings of Narcotics Anonymous are held each Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Three Bells Methodist Church, 308 Fugate Street in Duffield. Narcotics Anonymous is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and they have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. For more information, call 431-2091.
Gate City Narcotics Anonymous group meets every Tuesday at noon at the Gate City Presbyterian Church. The church is located on Jones Street in Gate City. Go around to the back basement door.
You are invited to join Allen Hicks’ Bluegrass Jam Session held every Friday night at 6 p.m. on Bethel Road in Nickelsville.
Open discussion meetings for the Narcotics Anonymous Recovery Program are held every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church in Weber City. For more information, contact Johnny Morelock at (423) 341-7001. Everyone is welcome.
Benefit service for the Adam Spivey Family is planned for Sunday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at House of Refuge Baptist Church, located at 357 Highland Street in Gate City. The family recently suffered a house fire and offering will be accepted to assist them. Jerry W. Smith is the pastor. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Ama Lee Spivey, 386-3872, Johnny Smith, 479-3175 or Smith at (423) 306-2362.
Ronnie Horne is preaching Sunday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Community Church, located at 2524 McMurray Hollow Road in Hiltons. Kenneth Neeley is preaching at the 6 p.m. service.
Brother Donald Harding and the Harding Family are going to Durham’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. Terry Rhoton is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.
Brenda Ricker is singing Sunday, Feb 23 at Starnes Bend Free Will Baptist Church. Brother Lennis France is preaching. Lunch served. Everyone is welcome.
Due to sickness, the Heavenly Reflections Singers are rescheduled to sing Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at Sloantown Community Church. Kevin Vincent is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.
Hales Chapel United Methodist Church Youth presents a Black History program Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. The church is located at 604 Manville Road.
Rye Cove Community Church sponsors its monthly all-you-can-eat Friday night Fish Fry, Feb. 21, from 4 p.m. to ?. The menu includes Alaskan fish, chicken strips, barbecue chicken, beans, fries, slaw, hush puppies and more desserts than can be imagined. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and those under 5 eat for free. Join them for great food and great fellowship.
The Rev. Earl Miller is preaching the morning and evening service Sunday, Feb. 23 at Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church. A study of the book of Daniel is held each Wednesday evening.
Brother Pat Davis is preaching and singing Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Rye Cove Community Church. Brother Jacob Horton is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. Youth group service is also planned during the evening service. Everyone is welcome.
The Heavenly Reflections are singing Sunday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at Alley Valley Baptist Church. George Gibson is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.
Brother T.J. Hood is preaching and the McPherson Family is singing Sunday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at Speers Ferry Church. Brother Johnny Duncan is the pastor.
Jerry Barnette, Second Coming and the First Baptist Church Praise Band are singing March 1 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Dungannon. Everyone is welcome. Larry Beavers is the pastor.
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