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The Grand Rook Tournament is set for Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Stickleyville Community Center in Lee County. Only first, second, and third place winners of the regular tournaments are eligible for play. Slots will open up if any of these winners are unable to attend. Names will be drawn by lot to determine who gets to play. Entrance fee for the grand finale is $10. Rook tournaments are sponsored by Stickleyville Community-In-Action, Inc. Any questions, call (276) 546-2426.

Ham and turkey Easter meal with lots of homemade sides, desserts and drinks is planned for Saturday, April 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Boozy Creek Community Center, located at 1989 Shellys Road in Bristol. For more information, call (276) 466-0026.

Sunday lunch of meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, vegetables, desserts and drinks is being served Sunday, April 13 at 12:15 p.m. at the Fairview Community Center, 9357 Fairview Road in Duffield.

The Scott County Democratic Party meets Thursday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at 242 West Jackson Street in Gate City. Call Dorothy Ricord for information/directions, 940-1096.

The Scott County Historical Society meets Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. at Mama’s House Restaurant in Kingsport, Tenn. Danny Dixon, author of “Pathfinders, Pioneers, and Patriots” and “When Courage Was Common,” is the guest speaker. The organization will elect new board members at the meeting.

Duffield Primary School hosts Bingo Friday, April 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The events include prizes, half and half raffle and food.

The 4-H County Science Fair is set for April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Scott County Career & Technical Center Auditorium. The public is invited to come view the science projects. Youths in grades fourth through 12th who are interested in participating need to register by April 9. For more information or to register, contact Nancy Johnson, 4-H Youth Development Agent, Scott County Extension Office, 131 Military Lane, Gate City at 452-2772 or by email at najohnso@vt.edu.

The 4-H Creative & Expressive Arts Showcase begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 at the Scott County Career & Technical Center. Youth ages 9-18 years old interested in participating in the talent show or dramatic reading need to register by April 9. For more information or to register, contact Nancy Johnson, 4-H Youth Development Agent, Scott County Extension Office, 131 Military Lane, Gate City at 452-2772 or by email at najohnso@vt.edu.

The Southwest Virginia Overnight Horse Clinic for youth ages 9-18 years old is being held April 11-12 at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center located in Abingdon. The cost for the camp is $40 and includes lodging and meals. Youth do not have to own or bring a horse to participate in this camp. For more information or to register, contact Nancy Johnson, 4-H Youth Development Agent, Scott County Extension Office, 131 Military Lane, Gate City at 452-2772 or by email at najohnso@vt.edu. Registration deadline is April 7.

4-H Camp Registration is currently underway. 4-H Camp for youth ages 9-13 years old will be held June 23-27 at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center located in Abingdon. The cost for camp is $175 and a limited number of financial aid scholarships are available. For more information or to register, contact Nancy Johnson, 4-H Youth Development Agent, Scott County Extension Office, 131 Military Lane, Gate City at 452-2772 or by email at najohnso@vt.edu.

Free Hill Memorial Cemetery seeks donations to pay for mowing costs. The season runs from April through September. Mail contributions to Nancy Williams, 338 Arrowhead Lane, Nickelsville, Va. 24271.

Friends of the Library host a book talk by Rita Sims Quillen, author of “Hiding Ezra,” Thursday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Scott County Public Library in Gate City.

Twin Springs Little League is seeking volunteers to umpire baseball games for the 9-10 and 11-12 age groups. Games are held at the Nickelsville Park field on weeknights and Saturdays. Consider helping the local little league, even if you can just help for one game. Call 452-1864 for more information.

The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority Board meets Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Inn at Norton.

Carter Cemetery located on Stoney Creek seeks donations to help pay for mowing expenses. Send contributions to Betty Laney, 418 Big Stoney Creek Road, Fort Blackmore, Va. 24250. For more information, call 995-2442.

The Nickelsville Days Committee seeks parade entries for its 2014 parade to be held Saturday, May 24 at 1 p.m. If you want to be a part of the event, contact C.M. Bond at 479-3257.

Haynes Cemetery, located in Yuma, seeks donations to help pay mowing expenses. Send contributions to Diane Helms, 3617 Mineral Hill Lane, Gate City, Va. 24251. For more information, call 479-1685.

You are invited to join Allen Hicks’ Bluegrass Jam Session held every Friday night at 6 p.m. on Bethel Road in Nickelsville.

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.

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.

Church Briefs

Spring revival is planned through April 9 at Cowans Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Jeff DeBoard is preaching Wednesday at 7 p.m. along with special music performed. Wayne McCarty is the pastor.

Rollers Chapel Church is having a hot dog/bake sale Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the church’s rebuilding project.

A walk-through Easter drama, “Scenes of the Passion,” will be presented April 10-12 at Hiltons Memorial United Methodist Church. Tours start every 15 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. For directions, visit hiltonsumc.org. For more information, contact Marsha Helton at (423) 967-0732 or the church at 386-9441.

Community Picnic in the Park, sponsored by Salley’s Chapel Baptist Church, is set for Saturday, April 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at Grogan Park in Gate City. All gospel singers and musicians are welcome. The event includes an egg hunt to find the golden egg for a special surprise. Bring a lawn chair. All activities are free. For information, call Kevin Bevins at 386-3415 or (276) 690-6233.

The Scott County Community Choir presents the Easter musical, “O What A Savior,” Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. at Hales Chapel United Methodist Church. The choir gives an additional performance that evening at 6 p.m. at Nickelsville United Methodist Church.

The Chris Holder Singers are singing Saturday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Durham’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Evening services on Sunday, April 13 are canceled. Sunday morning services are scheduled at regular times. Terry Rhoton is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

First Baptist Church in Dungannon presents an Easter play called “The Perfect Blood,” Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Homeward Bound is singing Sunday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at Sloantown Community Church. Kevin Vincent is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Blood Bought is singing Sunday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at Faith Chapel Church in Duffield. Kyle Akers is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

True Faith, Pine Grove Harmony and Sacred Sounds are singing Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at New Hurland Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. Fred Robinette is the pastor.

Rye Cove Community Church sponsors its monthly all-you-can-eat Friday night Fish Fry, April 11, 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 youth lead the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, April 13 at the Rye Cove Community Church. Brother Gary Gilliam is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. Youth group services are held Sunday nights at 6 p.m. and Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Everyone is welcome.

David Dillon is preaching Sunday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at Cox’s Chapel Church. Other services are held Sunday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Fred Starnes is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The Rev. Earl Miller is preaching the morning and evening services Sunday, April 13 at Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

The New Grace Trio is singing Sunday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at Alley Valley Baptist Church. George Gibson is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Bud Williams, Max Hackler, Lights for Christ, the Glenwood Singers and the Lewis Hill Singers are performing Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Robinette Valley. Fred White is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses sponsor a memorial of Jesus Christ’s death Monday, April 14 at 8 p.m. They also host a special Bible talk, “Why Would a Loving God Permit Wickedness?” Sunday, April 27 at 10 a.m. The hall is located at 180 Single Tree Road in Gate City. Everyone is welcome.

Spring revival is set for April 11-13 at the First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ of Rye Cove, 193 Cloud High Road, Duffield. Brother Clinard Ratliff of Pikeville, Ky. preaches April 11 at 7 p.m. Brother Larry Gillman of Carrollton, Ky. preaches April 12 at 7 p.m. and April 13 at 6 p.m. Jimmy Hammonds is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The Easter musical, “No Stone Could Hold Him,” is being presented Palm Sunday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at Holston View United Methodist Church. Other musical offerings are also planned. The choir gives a repeat performance Easter Sunday, April 20 at 11 a.m. Ron Darnell serves as the choir director. Everyone is welcome.

Spring Fling Hot Dog Dinner is set for Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Culbertson Chapel Church. The event includes a hot dog dinner, baked goodies, yard sale and special music and singing. Everyone is welcome.

Hill’s Chapel Church sponsors an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m. Jeff Watson is singing Sunday, April 13 at 10 a.m. David Dillon is preaching at 6 p.m. A.J. Lane is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The McMurray Family is singing Sunday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at Natural Tunnel Church. Brother Jack Clark is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The Easter production, “New Again,” is presented Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at Providence Church in Church Hill, Tenn. Special music also performed. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (423) 357-7774.

Second Coming is singing Sunday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at Wolfe’s Church. The Rev. Stephen VanZant is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Clinchport Church sponsors an Easter Egg Hugh Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. Snacks and prizes provided. Bring the children and join them for fun and fellowship. Everyone is welcome. Cecil Kern serves as the pastor.

Brother Bill Tignor is preaching and the Holbrook Family is singing Sunday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at Speers Ferry Church. Brother Johnny Duncan is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Reunions

Annual reunion for the descendants of Will and Easter Fields Houseright is planned for Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Catron’s Chapel Fellowship Hall in Kermit. For more information, call 386-6737.

The Speers Ferry School Reunion is slated for Saturday, June 14, 2014, form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grogan Park Shelter No. 2 in Gate City. For information, call 386-3339.

The Shoemaker Class of 1954 holds its 60-year class reunion Friday, July 25, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Mama’s House Restaurant in Kingsport, Tenn. For more information, call 452-1821, (423) 956-5310 or (423) 246-8817.

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