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Community Briefs

Miss Scott County Beauty Pageant is planned for Saturday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at Weber City Elementary School. The pageant is for girls ages 16 to 22 that reside in Scott County or attend one of the county high schools or college. Registration and deadline is Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Weber City Town Hall. Glamour wear, evening gown and dance wear required. Contestants must bring two small pictures for newspaper. Applications can be picked at the Weber City Town Hall. For more information, call Pageant Director Jill Gay at (423) 416-8954.

Miss Scott County Pageant with divisions for babies to junior miss, newborn to 15 years old, is set for Saturday, May 23 at 5 p.m. at Weber City Elementary School. The pageant is open to all. Attire is Red, white and blue clothing of your selection. Teen division 12-15 requires evening gown of their color and choice. For more information, call Pageant Director Jill Gay at (423) 416-8954.

The Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees meets Thursday, May 7 at 1 p.m. at the Wise County Public Library. The finance committee meets at 11:30 a.m. to review monthly payables.

The Scott County Master Gardeners host a “Snip the Tip” workshop on growing and propagating succulents and cacti on Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. at the Scott County Career and Technical Center. Participants select six plants of their choosing.  All materials are provided. The cost to attend is $5. Register by calling 452-2772 by Monday, May 18.

The Scott County Humane Society is accepting donations for their annual yard sale fundraiser to be held May 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Food City building in Weber City. They are accepting donations from the public the following Saturdays, May 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 10 a.m. until noon at the location. They are not accepting old electronics or computer equipment.

The Scott County Extension Office in cooperation with Natural Tunnel State Park hosts a shiitake mushroom workshop May 7 at 6 p.m. at the Stock Creek Interpretive Center. Participants learn how to create mushroom logs, care of the logs and take a small log home.  The cost is $5 per person fee to cover the cost of materials.

The Twin Springs Green Team in conjunction with Scott County Litter Control Officer Jake Dougherty sponsors a stream clean-up Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Valley Creek. The event is on Valley Creek Road at the confluence of Culbertson’s Branch and Valley Creek. Community members are invited and encouraged to help. Let April Addington know if you plan to attend, 479-2185 or email

Donations are being accepted for the upkeep and mowing of the Carter Cemetery on Stoney Creek. All donations are appreciated. Send contributions to Betty Laney, 418 Big Stoney Creek Road, Fort Blackmore, Va. 24250.

The Pridemore Sisters Scott County Relay for Life Team sponsors a Thirty-One Days of Winning Fundraiser. Tickets for the fundraiser are a suggested donation of $10 each and give you a chance to win as many of the prizes as you have tickets in the drawing. For additional information, contact Kathy Blair at 431-2088. Checks can be made payable to American Cancer Society and sent to 308 Fugate Street, Duffield, Va. 24244.

First-ever Wayne McDavidson Memorial Hunt is set for May 9 at the Clinch Mountain Coon Club. The event features a bench show and a night hunt. All proceeds including entry fees, raffles, concessions and donations, benefit the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life. For more information, call Thomas Fields, 386-6040, Chris Baldwin, 690-5763 or Joyce Davidson, 386-6882.

Donations are sou-ght for upkeep and mowing of the Hall Cemetery in Stanleytown. All donations are appreciated. Send your contribution to Junior Jennings, 5786 Mabe-Stanleytown Road, Duffield, Va. 24244.

Alaskan fish and chicken fry with lots of homemade sides, desserts and drinks is planned for Saturday, May 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Boozy Creek Community Center, located at 1989 Shellys Road in Bristol. Music provided by Third Day Resurrection, from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (276) 466-0026.

Community Clothes Closet is open the second  Thursday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at H.O.P.E. Christian Ministries, located at 321 Mechanic Street in Duffield.

H.O.P.E. Christian Ministries, located at 321 Mechanic Street in Duffield, operates a food pantry each Tuesday, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Scott County Head Start is accepting applications for 3- and 4-year-old children.  Center locations are Gate City, Dungannon, Nickelsville, Duffield and Weber City.  In determining age eligibility, priority is given to children who are four years old by Sept. 30. Children may be enrolled as of his/ her third birthday when it falls after Sept. 30 of the current enrollment year.  Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities.  For more information on eligibility and income requirements and to apply, call 386-6051.

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 you do, a portion of the money you spend at Food City will benefit the Scott County Head Start Program. Remember you have to re-register your card each school year. Head Start staff appreciates the community and their support of the Head Start program.

The Boozy Creek Community Center building can be rented for special occasions. The cost is $50 per day. Call (276) 466-3540 for reservations.

Goodwill Industries of Tenneva announces the addition of a new attended truck donation site in Scott County. The Goodwill truck will be at the old Food City parking in Weber City, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Saturday to collect donations. Donors will receive a tax receipt for their donations.

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

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

Mountain Gospel and others are singing Saturday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Durham’s Chapel Free Will Baptist church. Brother Jacob Horton is preaching Sunday, May 10 at the 6:30 p.m. service. Terry Rhoton is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Rye Cove Community Church sponsors its monthly all-you-can-eat Friday night Fish Fry, May 8, 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 services Sunday, May 10 at Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

Brother Joe Jones is preaching and Whosoever Will is singing Sunday, May 10 at the 10 a.m. service at Rye Cove Community Church. Brother Gary Gilliam is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. Bible study held Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join them.

Union Meeting Services are planned for Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at Copper Creek (Addington Frame) Primitive Baptist Church in Nickelsville. Annual May Meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 10. Lunch served. Everyone is welcome. Elder Daniel Smith is the pastor.

Brother Bill Tignor is preaching and the Osborne Family is singing Sunday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at Speers Ferry Church. Brother Johnny Duncan is the pastor.

David Dillon is preaching Sunday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at Cox’s Chapel Church. Evening service begins at 6 p.m. Fred Starnes is the pastor.

Revival begins Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at Gillenwater’s Chapel with Fred Starnes and Ricky Mann preaching. Special singers perform nightly. Everyone is welcome.

Revival at Faith Chapel Church begins Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Kyle Akers and Robbie Dockery. Special singing performed nightly. Everyone is welcome. Kyle Akers is the pastor.

The Harding Family is singing Sunday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Alley Valley Baptist Church. Roger Herron is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. George Gibson is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Don and Wilma Brooks are leading a singing school Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Morrison City Mission Church, located at 2035 Gregory Road, off West Carters Valley Road. They are well-known Scott County musicians, who teach the rudiments of music, shape notes and gospel singing. Everyone is welcome.


Annual reunion for the descendants of Will and Easter Fields Houseright is set for Saturday, June 13 at 11 a.m. at Catron’s Chapel Fellowship Hall in Kermit,. For info or questions, call Jean at 386-3339.

The Flanary and Griffin Family Reunion is set for Saturday, June 13 at Grogan Park. Lunch served at 1 p.m. For more information, call 452-4120 or (423) 247-1044.

The annual Speers Ferry School reunion is planned for June 20, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grogan Park in Gate City. For questions or info, call 386-3339.

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