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Community Briefs

American Cancer Society Relay for Life Scott County celebrates its 10th year event in Scott County in June 2015. The 2015 Committee Chairs are seeking volunteers to help fill the remaining positions. If you are interested in taking a position or would like to help, come to the Scott County Community Services Building on Thursday, Sept.11 at 5:30 p.m.  For additional information, contact Allie Austin at 1-866-444-9442, Ivy Lane at 940-2313, Brenda Estep at 386-3146, David Bishop at 690-0181 or Sandy Smith at (423) 948-8118.

Fried chicken dinner is set for Sunday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Yuma Ruritan. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pan fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuits, gravy, slaw, dessert and drink. The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children under 10 years old. Carry-out is available.

Community yard sale is planned for Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairview Community Center, 9357 Fairview Road in Duffield. A limited number of tables are available to rent at a cost of $2 per table on a first come, first served basis. Food is available. For more information, call 940-1970.

A food drive is set for Sept. 11-13 in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Non-perishable food items are being collected for the Scott County Cooperative Ministries Food Pantry located in Gate City and Nickelsville Meals of Love. Items can be dropped off at Priceless Food Store in Weber City.

Manville Community Center Fish Fry is planned for Friday, Sept. 5, 4 to 7 p.m. The menu includes Alaskan white fish, chicken tenders, slaw, French fries, baked beans, hush puppies, desserts and drinks. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Carry out is available. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds are used to maintain and improve the Manville Community Center, located at 111 Sorrel Creek Lane in Gate City.

Fish  and  chicken fry with lots of homemade sides, desserts and drinks is planned for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Boozy Creek Community Center, located at 1989 Shellys Road in Bristol. Music provided by the Harlan County Grass starts at 5 p.m. For more information, call (276) 466-0026.
American Legion Po-st 265 is offering an incentive to the members who pay their membership dues by Dec. 15, 2014. Five names from those who have paid by the deadline will be drawn for a free membership for the next year. For more information, call (423) 963-1550.

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

Donations are sought to help with upkeep and maintenance expenses at the Stallard-Gray Cemetery, located in Midway. Send contributions to Patricia Jobe, 287 Midway Road, Gate City, Va. 24251.

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.

Vendors are needed for the Mendota Heritage Festival to be held Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. For more information, call JoAnn at (276) 466-9533.

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

Women’s Conference at Thomas Village Baptist Church is set for Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speaker is Dawn Smith Jordan. Fee is $20 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, gift and door prizes. Registration deadline is Sept. 7. Go to for more details.

The first-ever Meeting at the Cabin is planned for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cabin is located on Woliver Loop, near the federal prison in Lee County. Singers performing include Jim Barnes and singers, the Maness Family, Tanya Alsup and the Clark Family. Activities are available for children of all ages. This event is hosted by Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Clinchport Baptist Church and Station Creek United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. Bring a lawn chair or quilt. Dinner provided.

Barn revival begins Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at Billy Joe Dockery’s farm located at 1335 Deerfield Road in Fort Blackmore. Jason Nunley, Andy Sensabaugh and Kevin Sanders are preaching. Singers performed nightly. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Chris Holder at 995-1056 or 995-1108.

The 15th annual Hood and Williams Memorial Service is planned for Sunday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Albert Williams Family Cemetery. The service honors the late Jay and Lottie Hood, the late Arthur and Ollie Williams and Charlie and Mabel Williams. Drinks, tableware, spoons and forks are furnished. Bring a covered dish. Friends and family are welcome.

Brother  Kenneth Neeley is preaching at homecoming services Sunday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. at House of Refuge Baptist Church. Glimpse of Grace is singing. The church is located at 357 Highland Street in Gate City. Jerry W. Smith is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

First Baptist Church in Dungannon celebrates its homecoming Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. Pastor Steve Collins is preaching and the New Grace Trio is singing. The pastor is Larry Beavers. Everyone is welcome.

Ronnie Horne is preaching Sunday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Community Church, located at 2524 McMurray Hollow Road in Hiltons. Bill Tignor is preaching at the 6 p.m. service.
Services at Durham’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church move to Natural Tunnel State Park on Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. for the church picnic. The Harding Family is singing. Lunch served after the service. Terry Rhoton is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Homecoming at Wells Chapel Church in Long Hollow (Nickelsville) begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7 with food, singing and preaching. Everyone is welcome. Pastors are Bob Steffey and James Noel.
Philip Free is preaching Sunday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. at Cox’s Chapel Church. Ricky Mann is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. Fred Starnes is the pastor.

Brother Gary Gilliam is preaching and the Lewis Hill Singers are performing Sunday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at Speers Ferry Church. Brother Johnny Duncan is the pastor.

Homecoming at the Fort Blackmore United Methodist Church is set for Sunday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. Jackie Strickler is the pastor.


The Hood Reunion is slated for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Bays Mountain Park, Shelter No. 9. Meal served at 5 p.m. Bring covered dishes and drinks. Call 431-2535 for more information.

The Shoemaker High School Class of 1955 plans its 59th reunion Friday, Sept. 12 at noon at Mama’s House Buffet in Kingsport, Tenn. For more information, call Kay Addington, 386-3516, Kay Culbertson, 386-6025, Margaret McConnell, 386-7578 or Barney Penley, 479-2478.

The Cox Family Reunion for the descendants of ‘Fall Creek’ John W. and Sarah Vicars Cox is slated for Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the home place located at 2362 Falls Creek Road, between Nickelsville and Dungannon. Bring a covered dish, drink and lawn chair. Plates, cups, napkins and utensils are furnished.

The VanZant Reunion is planned for Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairview Community Center. Bring a covered dish. For more information, call Jack, 386-2662.

Annual Stoney Creek and surrounding area is being held Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fort Blackmore United Methodist Camp. The cost is $5 per person for the use of the facility. Bring covered dishes, drinks and lawn chairs. Paper products provided. No alcohol or drugs are allowed on the premises. For information, call Sona Brickey Bingham, (423) 247-9342; Shirley Gillenwater Butler, (423) 288-6488 or Juanita Gillenwater Egan, (423) 967-4744.

The 41st annual reunion for descendants of Nathan D. Kilgore is being held Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Nickelsville Ruritan Club. All relatives and friends are invited.

The Cleveland-Yuma School Dutch treat lunch is set for Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at Mama’s House in Kingsport, Tenn. All former and present students, teachers, relatives and friends are invited to attend.

The Daniel Boone Community Club Reunion is slated for Saturday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. at Daniel Boone Baptist Church. The club furnishes chicken and drinks. Side dishes appreciated. Join them for games with former neighbors and friends.

Descendants of Simon P. Roberts and his first wife, Mahaney and Roberts and his second wife, Elizabeth Seymore are planning a reunion for Oct. 18 and they are trying to contact all family members. If you are related to the family, call Don Roberts, 386-3258 or Beth Roberts Robinette, (423) 349-6924 or email



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