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 of the church and come in the basement door.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Wednesday at noon in the Catron’s Chapel Church fellowship hall, 9387 Yuma Road. For more information, call Jason Parsons at (276) 791-3177.
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.
The Mendota Heritage Festival, which is set for Sept. 14, seeks arts and crafts vendors for its 2013 festival. For further information, call Joann Vicars at (276) 466-9533.
Annual donations are welcomed for the upkeep and care of the Pendleton Cemetery, located in the Manville Cemetery of Gate City. Send contributions to Dwight S. Lane, 1115 Sorrel Creek Lane, Gate City, Va. 24251. All donations are appreciated.
Virgini Alumni Football USA Series is seeking former high school players to play in the Twin Springs vs. Gate City alumni game, slated for Sept. 14 at Twin Springs High School. Only the first 40 guys on each roster will get to play. Sign up at AlumniFootballUSA.com or call 1-866-U-Get-Hit.
Donations are currently being accepted for the upkeep/maintenance of the Stallard/Gray Cemetery, located in the Midway community of Scott County. Send donations to Patricia Jobe, 287 Midway Road, Gate City, Va. 24251.
Donations are accepted for mowing and maintenance of the Monroe McConnell Cemetery in Midway. Send contributions to Monroe McConnell Cemetery Fund, c/o Doris Keith, 284 Valley Creek Road, Gate City, Va. 24251.
Donations are needed for the upkeep of the Hall Cemetery located in the Stanleytown community. Any amount is appreciated. Contributions should be sent to Junior Jennings, 5786 Mabe-Stanleytown Road, Duffield, Va. 24244. For additional information, call at 431-2612.
Gate City American Legion Post 265 is offering an incentive to all members. Each member that pays his membership dues before Dec. 15, 2013 will be entered for a chance to receive a year’s paid membership for the year 2015. A total of five names will be drawn. So get those membership dues paid early for a chance to win. For more information, call (423) 963-1550.
The Scott County Master Gardeners are sponsoring a second hypertufa (creating rustic, textured plant containers) workshop this summer. The event is planned for Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Natural Tunnel State Park Interpretive Center. The cost is $15 for planter material and plants are not included. Pre-registration is required. Call (423) 288-2945 to register.
The Haynes Cemetery in Yuma is in need of donations for mowing and maintenance costs. Contributions may be sent to Diane Helms, 3617 Mineral Hill Lane, Gate City, Va. 24251.
Fish and chicken fry with homemade desserts and drinks is planned for Saturday, Aug. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Boozy Creek Community Center, located at 1989 Shellys Road in Bristol. Music provided by the Linda Goins and Friends starts at 5 p.m. For more information, call (276) 466-0026.
The Rye Cove Optimist Club is having a rummage sale Friday, Aug. 9 on Highway 23 South in Duffield. Proceeds from the sale are used for scholarships for local students.
The Scott County Democratic Party meets Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. at their headquarters, adjacent to Sherry Wilson’s Law Office in Gate City. For more information/directions, call Dorothy Ricord at 940-1096.
Eighth grade orientation at Rye Cove High School is planned for Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. in the school gym. Locks can be purchased for $5.
Benefit singing for the Tri-State Children’s Home in Bristol is set for Friday, Auga. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Robinette Valley. The Praise Duet, Second Coming, Glenn Marshall, Eternal Life and the Charity Chapel Singers are singing. Fred White is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.
End-of-summer celebration is set for Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. at Speers Ferry Church. The event includes games, food, entertainment, prizes and more. Brother Johnny Duncan is the pastor.
Revival is set for Wednesday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 10 at 7:15 p.m. at Harvesttime Worship Center, Clinch River Highway, Fort Blackmore. Special preachers include Wednesday – Blake Mullins, Thursday – Donald Harding Jr. and Friday and Saturday – Jerrry Grogan. Call Pastor Rick Quillen at 386-2024 for more information.
Rye Cove Community Church sponsors its monthly all-you-can-eat Friday night Fish Fry, Aug. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. 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.
Tim Baldwin and Second Coming are singing Sunday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at Rye Cove Community Church. Pastor Mike Ervin is preaching. Brother Gary Gilliam is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. Everyone is welcome.
Jeff Watson and others are singing Saturday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Durham’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Born Again is singing at Sunday, Aug.11 at 11 a.m. Brother Jacob Horton is preaching at the 6:30 p.m. service. Terry Rhoton is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.
Brother Bill Tignor is preaching and Glimpse of Grace is singing Sunday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at Speers Ferry Church. Brother Johnny Duncan is the pastor.
The Brookside Quartet is singing Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. at Big Cut Church. Rejoicing Hearts is singing Sunday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. Jerry Hensley is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.
Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 6 p.m. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, green beans, a roll, dessert and a drink. All proceeds benefit the building fund. For more information, call 467-2212.
Blood Bought is singing Sunday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at Alley Valley Baptist Church. George Gibson is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.
For a special message, call Dial-A-Devotion at 940-1206. This is a service of Speers Ferry Church.
Mary’s Chapel Union Church, located on the Gate City Highway, Bristol, hosts a youth fund-raiser hamburger supper Saturday, Aug. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. Music performed outside by Boozy Creek Grass. For information, call Sharon Miller, (276) 466-5969.
Bob Sloan is preaching Sunday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at homecoming services at Shepherd’s Chapel Community Church. The Rejoicing Hearts and Joe Christian are singing. Fred Robbins is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.
The Sweeney/Lucas Family Reunion is set for Friday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 11 beginning with a wiener roast on Friday. Dinner, games and music are slated to be on Saturday along with prizes given away. Breakfast served on Sunday morning. All family members and friends are invited to come out and have a good time.
A reunion for the families of Timothy and Amanda Darnell Ramey is set for Saturday, Aug.10, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Grogan Park in Gate City. Bring a covered dish. Everyone is welcome. Those who want to visit the Ramey Cemetery on Cliff Mountain near Duffield should meet at the park at 9 a.m. For more information, call Florence Boggs at 431-2402.
The Clark Family of Mendota is holding a reunion Saturday, Aug. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the East Carter’s Valley Ruritan Building. For more information, call (423) 967-2872 or (423) 765-0182.
The 60th annual Henry Reunion begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11 at Eastman Bays Mountain Picnic Shelters No. 28 and No. 30 in Kingsport, Tenn. All relatives and friends are invited.
The 15th annual Will and Mollie Hughes Family Reunion is planned for Aug. 17 at the Cove Ridge Center, Natural Tunnel State Park. Worship service begins at 11:30 a.m., following by the meal at noon. Bring a covered dish or two and drinks. Plates, cups, napkins, and utensils are provided. The pool will be open for those who wish to swim, with additional activities such as hiking, riding the chair lift and shopping at the gift shop. For additional information, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (276) 546-2426.
TENITE Reunion for all Eastman TENITE and Specialty Plastics retirees, former and current employees is slated for Saturday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eastman Picnic Shelter No. 9, Bays Mountain Park. Bring covered dish food and drink. Families and friends are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Lugene Bragg at (423) 349-6484.
The annual Compton Family Reunion is being held Sunday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Community Building at Keith Memorial Park, Nickelsville. All family and friends are welcome.
The Begley Family and Friends Reunion is planned for Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fort Blackmore Methodist Camp, located on Big Stony Creek Road in Fort Blackmore. For more information, call 386-6949 or (423) 477-7233.
The Hood Reunion is slated for Saturday, Aug. 31, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Bays Mountain Park Shelter No. 9. Bring covered dishes and drinks. Meal served at 5 p.m. For more information, call Carrie Ann Rhoton at 431-2535.
The Shoemaker High School Class of 1955 reunion is slated to begin at noon on Friday, Sept. 13 at Mama’s House Buffet. For more information, call 386-3516, 386-7578, 386-6025 or 479-2478 or by email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Annual Stoney Creek and surrounding area reunion is set for Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fort Blackmore Methodist Camp. Paper products provided. Bring covered dishes, drinks and lawn chairs. No alcohol or drugs are allowed on the premises. The cost is $4.50 per person for the use of the facilities. For further information, call Sona Bingham, (423) 335-5774, Juanita Egan, (423) 967-4744 or Shirley Butler, (423) 288-6488.
The Twin Springs High School Class of 1983 is having its 30th class reunion is planned for Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in Twin Springs’ cafeteria. Bring your favorite finger food.
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