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Community Briefs

American Legion Post 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.

Fish and chicken fry with lots of homemade sides, desserts and drinks is planned for Saturday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Boozy Creek Community Center, located at 1989 Shellys Road in Bristol. Music provided by the McMurray Boys starts at 5 p.m. For more information, call (276) 466-0026.

The Town of Dungannon will hold its second Revitalization Team Management Meeting Thursday, July 31 at 6 p.m. in the Dungannon Depot. The public is welcome.

Sunday chicken lunch is being served Aug. 17, noon to 2 p.m. at the Rye Cove Community Church. The menu includes chicken assortment of breast, leg and thigh, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, rolls and cake. The cost is $8 per person. This event is sponsored by the Rye Cove Optimist Club.

Manville Community Center Fish Fry is planned for Friday, Aug. 1, 4 to 7 p.m. The menu includes Alaskan white fish, chicken tenders, slaw, French fries, baked beans, hush puppies, dessert and drink. 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.

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

Vacation Bible School will be held Sunday, Aug. 3 to Friday, Aug. 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rockview Baptist Church. Classes held for children ages 4 to 12. The theme is Arrow Island – Choosing God’s Way. The church is located on Big Moccasin Road in Nickelsville.  Contact Pastor Guy Elam, 479-3207 for information.

Red Reynolds is singing Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. at Gillenwater’s Church. Patty Odum performs Aug. 16 and the church holds its homecoming Aug. 17. Darvin Woodruff is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Durham’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church is holding Vacation Bible School through Friday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. nightly. Classes held for all ages. Refreshments served each night after the services. Terry Rhoton is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Bible school is planned for July 31, Aug. 1-2, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Weber City Church of God. The theme is “Transformation with Jesus.” Classes scheduled for all ages.

Annual homecoming begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3 at Midway Baptist Church. The Rev. Pat Hammond is preaching and the Gloryland Trio is singing. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. George Willis Jr. is the pastor.

Ronnie Horne is preaching Sunday, Aug. 3 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.

Brother Russell Bennett is singing Sunday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at Durham’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Jack McCracken is preaching at the 6:30 p.m. service. Terry Rhoton is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The Rev. Earl Miller is preaching the morning and evening services Sunday, Aug. 3 at Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

Brother Mike Upright is singing Sunday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Rye Cove Community Church. Everyone is welcome. You are invited to join them for a blessing.

Second Coming is singing Sunday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at Alley Valley Baptist Church. George Gibson is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Philip Free is preaching Sunday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. at Cox’s Chapel Church. Fred Starnes is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. Everyone is welcome.


The Gilliam Reunion is slated for Saturday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grogan Park Shelter No. 2. Bring a covered dish, drink and item for the auction. For more information, call Amy at (276) 365-0164, Sandy at (276) 594-0091 or Pat at 940-2717.

The annual Jacob Wolfe (of Scott County) Family Reunion is set for Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Senior and Community Building at Keith Memorial Park in Nickelsville. Registration begins at 10:15 a.m. Covered-dish meal served at noon. Bring enough food and drinks for family members attending and items for the silent auction. Eating utensils, paper products and ice will be furnished. Silent auction is from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Wolfe Tracks Newsletter, from 2008-2014, is available online at  <> .

The Ramey Family Reunion for descendants of Timothy and Amanda Darnell Ramey is being held Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grogan Park Shelter No. 2. For more information, call Ellen at (423) 357-3174.

The Clark Family Reunion for ancestors of Shelvy and Lelia (Sally) Clark is planned for Saturday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Wadlow Gap Ruritan Club Building, located at 14004 East Carters Valley Road. For more information, call (423) 967-2872.

Gate City High School Class of 1979 holds its 35th reunion Aug. 9, 6 p.m. to midnight at Scott County Park. Live music and food provided. The cost is $25 per person or $50 per couple. Contact for information. Deadline to register is July 18.

The Gate City High School Class of 1974 is planning a class reunion for the weekend of Aug. 9-10. All classmates are asked to go to the class reunion web site at and fill out a brief survey by May 23 to indicate their interest. After the survey, a reservation and information form follows. Call (423) 914-0610 with questions.

The Gibson-Berry Family Reunion for family and friends of the late John and Rose Gibson is being held Aug. 10, noon to 4 p.m. at the Fairview Community Center. Bring a covered dish. For more information, call Gail at (276) 266-7036.

TENITE Reunion for all Eastman TENITE and Specialty Plastics retirees, former and current employees is slated for Saturday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eastman Picnic Shelter No. 9, Bays Mountain Park. Bring a covered dish and drink. Families and friends are welcome to attend. For information, contact Lugene Bragg at (423) 349-6484.

The Hughes Family Reunion (Will and Mollie) is set for Saturday, Aug. 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cove Ridge Center at Natural Tunnel State Park. Bring a covered dish for the lunch served at noon. Also bring old photos, family history and items for the silent auction or Bingo.

The annual Compton Family Reunion is set for Sunday, Aug.17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Senior and Community Building at Keith Memorial Park, Nickelsville. All family and friends are welcome.

Begley Family and Friends Reunion is set for Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Blackmore Methodist Camp, Big Stoney Creek Road in Fort Blackmore. Call (423) 477-7233 or (423) 357-5767.

The Carico Reunion for descendants of Samuel L. and Martha H. Carico and others is being held Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Mumford Carico homeplace on Sandy Ridge. Turn right on Carico Ridge to the end of the lane, then turn left on Cozy Lane. Bring a covered dish, a 2-liter drink and any musical instruments you play. Dinner served at 11 a.m. For more information, call (276) 679-2096.

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.

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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