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Community Briefs

The kick-off meeting for the 2015 American Cancer Society Relay for Life Scott County is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the community room of the Scott County Community Services Building, located at 112 Beech Street in Gate City. For additional information on the meeting and the event, visit or call Allie Austin, ACS Community Manager at 1-866-444-9442 or Ivy Lane, community chair, 940-2313.

The regular monthly meeting of the Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees is set for Thursday, Jan. 8 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 Democratic Party meets Thursday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. at 242 Jackson Street in Gate City. For more information and/or directions, call Dorothy Ricord at 940-1096.

The Scott County Historical Society holds its quarterly meeting Saturday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at Mama’s House Restaurant, John B Dennis Highway in Kingsport, Tenn. Program will be announced.

The bi-monthly fish and chicken dinners at the Boozy Creek Community Center will not be held until March 7, 2015, due to weather uncertainty in January and February.

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.
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. 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.

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

Benefit singing is planned for Saturday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Dungannon. Donations accepted for the New Fellowship Hall building project. Singers performing include the First Baptist Church Praise Band, Kelley Nelson and Second Coming. Everyone is welcome to join them.

Ronnie Horne is preaching Sunday, Jan. 25 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.

Slant United Methodist Church is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner Sunday, Jan. 25 at noon. Carry-out is available. Cost is by donation only. The Rev. Jackie Strickler serves as the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The Rejoicing Hearts are singing Sunday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. at Shepard’s Chapel Church. Fred Robbins is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Tony Peters is singing on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at Speers Ferry Church. Brother T.J. Hood is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. Brother Johnny Duncan is the pastor.

The Rev. Earl Miller is preaching the morning and evening services Sunday, Jan. 25 at Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

This Little Light of Mine is singing Sunday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at Alley Valley Baptist Church. George Gibson is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The Rev. Earl Hulse is preaching Sunday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. at Cox’s Chapel Church. Delmoe Jessee is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. Fred Starnes is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Singing is planned for Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at Gillenwater’s Chapel Church. All singers are welcome. Mark Holder is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.



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