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Community Briefs

The Twin Springs High School Green Team is working with Jake Dougherty (Scott County Litter Control Officer) to clean up Culbertson Branch and Valley Creek. The clean-up is planned for Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community members are invited and encouraged to come help. Bring rubber boots or borrow some because you will get wet. Call TSHS 479-2185 or e-mail if you plan to attend.

Scott County Retired Teachers Association conducts a memorial service for former employees of the Scott County School Board who have died during the past year. The 2014 service is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Scott County Career and Technical Center. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. followed by the memorial service. For more information, call Elizabeth Culbertson at 452-4451.

New coats and blankets will be given away as part of Blanket America Ministries on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon at Heritage Baptist Church in Hiltons, while supplies last. If you or someone you know could use a free coat for the winter, send them to Heritage Baptist Church. Recipients must be present to receive items. For information, call the church office at 386-2403.

Fish and chicken fry with lots of homemade sides, desserts and drinks is planned for Saturday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Boozy Creek Community Center, located at 1989 Shellys Road in Bristol. Music provided by the Rough Edges starts at 5 p.m. For more information, call (276) 466-0026.

The 2014 Gate City Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. The route begins at Gate City High School and proceeds along Kane and Jackson Streets to the Scott County Courthouse. Santa Claus greets children in front of the courthouse. “A Hometown Christmas” is the theme. Plaques awarded for top three places in float entries. For more information, call Jeff Brickey at (423) 335-8821 or 386-3611.

The Scott County Relay for Life E-911 Team is offering Antique Color Children’s Portraits as a team fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 1. Special package offered for only $10. Portraits are taken at Crossroads Community Center, 608 Kane Street, Gate City. For additional information and to schedule an appointment, call 690-5965.

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.

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.

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

Thomas Village Baptist Church sponsors Trunk-R-Treat on Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event includes inflatables, hot dogs, cake walk and fun with friends and family. For additional information, call the church at 431-4101.

Weber City First Baptist Church serves as a drop-off site for Operation Christmas Child. The church accepts filled shoeboxes Nov. 17-23, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 2436 U.S. Highway 23 North in Weber City. For more information, call 386-7247 or 386-7334.

Revival at Rockview Baptist Church located on Big Moccasin Road in Nickelsville begins Sunday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Weeknight services start at 7 p.m. Brother Travis Stapleton and Brother Chuck Grimm are preaching. Special music performed nightly. Everyone is welcome.

Slant United Methodist Church is sponsoring Trunk or Treat Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Ronnie Horne is preaching Sunday, Nov. 2 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.

Durham’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church hosts its “Harvest Day Celebration” Friday, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. Bring a covered dish and join the fellowship. Brother Jack McCracken is preaching Sunday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Terry Rhoton is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The Rev. Tony Birchfield is preaching the morning service at Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church. The Rev. Earl Miller is preaching the evening service.

Revival begins Sunday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at Tipton’s Chapel Church. Weeknight services start at 7 p.m. nightly. Special singing performed nightly. Everyone is welcome.

Tony Peters is singing Sunday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at Speers Ferry Church. Brother Gary Gilliam is preaching and Brayden Gilliam is singing at the 6 p.m. service. Brother Johnny Duncan is the pastor.

The singing Holbrooks are performing and Brother Lonnie Townsend is preaching Sunday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at Bowen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Brother William Bowen is the pastor.

Betty Brennan is singing Sunday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. at Faith Chapel Church in Duffield. Robbie Dockery is preaching and Marvin and Suzy Leonard are singing at the 7 p.m. service. The pastor is Kyle Akers.

Nottingham United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Christian alternative to Halloween on Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a treat tent, parking lot activities and free food.

Benefit yard sale is planned for Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nottingham United Methodist Church. Proceeds benefit the children’s ministry.

For a special message, call Dial-A-Devotion at 940-1206. This is a service of Speers Ferry Church.

Brother Joe Jones is preaching and the Garrett Family is singing Sunday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at Natural Tunnel Church. Brother Jack Clark is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Benefit singing is planned for Sunday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Shelby Creek Church to assist Bob Head with funeral expenses. Singers expected to perform include the Bishop Family, the Praise Duet, Lewis Hill, Josh Scalf, Max Hackler, Bug Williams and Rejoicing Hearts. The church is located at 10.5 miles down Robinette Valley. Elder Oscar Irvin is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Philip Free is preaching Sunday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. at Cox’s Chapel Church. Ricky Mann is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. Revival begins Sunday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Weeknight services start at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Fred Starnes and the Rev. Ricky Mann are preaching. Special singing performed nightly. Everyone is welcome.

Delmoe Jessee is preaching Sunday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at Stickleyville Independent Baptist Church. Donald Robbins is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Rejoicing Hearts are singing Sunday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at Alley Valley Baptist Church. George Gibson is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Weber City Church of God sponsors a spaghetti dinner Friday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Proceeds benefit the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home to buy Christmas presents for the residents. The church is located at 198 Yuma Road in Weber City. Raymond Hammonds is the pastor.



The second annual Rye Cove Thanksgiving Reunion for classes 1955-2014 is planned for Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. at Duffield Primary School. The covered dish dinner is free. Register on facebook at or call Jeff Sloan at 940-1009 for more information.



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