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Fish and chicken fry with lots of homemade sides, desserts and drinks is planned for Saturday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Boozy Creek Community Center, located at 1989 Shellys Road in Bristol. Music provided by Jim Gates and the Key Keepers starts at 5 p.m. For more information, call (276) 466-0026.

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.

The Scott County Fair Committee meets Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Dungannon Development Commission located at 344 Phoenix Street in Dungannon. All Scott County Fair meetings are open to the public and volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Travis Perry at 467-2306.

The Scott County Democratic Party holds its monthly meeting Thursday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at 242 Jackson Street, Gate City. The Ninth Congressional District Democratic Party Chairman, Isaac Saver, is the guest speaker. For questions/directions, call Dorothy Ricord at 940-1096.

Meals of Love sponsors a Haunted Trail Saturday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Keith Memorial Park. Admission is $5. All children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Scott County Retired Teachers Association sponsor a yard sale Friday, Oct. 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crossroads Community Center in Gate City. Proceeds are used for scholarships.

Nickelsville Area Recreation Park, Inc. Board of Directors meets Monday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Senior and Community Building at Keith Memorial Park. The public is welcome.

The Rye Cove Optimist Club sponsors a Brunswick Stew Lunch Sunday, Oct. 26, noon to 2 p.m. at the Rye Cove Community Church. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, under 6 are free. The menu includes Brunswick stew, grilled bologna sandwiches, cranberry salad, cornbread, pumpkin pie, coffee, tea, water and soft drinks. You can purchase a quart of soup for $6.

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.

Miss Scott County Beauty Pageant is planned for Saturday, Oct. 25 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 is planned for Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Weber City Town Hall. Applications can be picked at the Weber City Town Hall. For more information, call Jill Gay at (423) 416-8954 or Megan Sanders at (423) 416-0384.

Miss Scott County Pageant with divisions for babies to junior miss, newborn to 15 years old, is set for Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. at Weber City Elementary School. Registration is planned for Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at Weber City Town Hall. The pageant is open to all. Application are available at the Weber City Town Hall. For more information, call Jill Gay at (423) 416-8954 or Megan Sanders at (423) 416-0384.

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 Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority Board meets Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Quality Inn & Suites in Norton.

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

Moore’s Memorial Baptist Church sponsors a free outdoor movie event featuring “God’s Not Dead” Saturday, Oct. 11 at Legion Field at Gate City High School. Gates open at 4 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the high school gym. Concessions are available along with cornhole and football toss as well. Proceeds benefit the Moore’s Memorial Baptist Church Youth Group.

Moore’s Memorial Baptist Church Youth Group’s benefit “Fun Run,” a scenic ride through Scott County, is planned for Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Food Lion Parking Lot. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The cost is a $10 donation per bike. Door prize tickets and 50/50 tickets also available.  A cookout follows the ride at Gate City High School. Motorcycles and autos are both welcome. Kickstands up at 11 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Tennessee Chapter VI. Proceeds benefit the Moore’s Memorial Baptist Church Youth Group.

All day homecoming is planned for Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Valley Creek Church in West Hunter’s Valley. Allen Hensley is preaching. Mike Brickey, Patsy Hensley, Tara and David Dillon and the Brookside Quartet are singing.. Lunch served around noon. Everyone is welcome.
Holston View United Methodist Church in Weber City hosts a yard, craft and bake sale Saturday, Oct. 16, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the family of Tammy Glover Hill. For more information, call (276) 594-6950.

The Praise Duet, Jeff Watson, Lights for Christ, Born Again, the Darvin Woodruff Singers, the L.D. Hill Singers, Cox’s Chapel Singers and others are singing Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Light House Independent Church. Everyone is welcome.

Brother Nathan Aquino preaching Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at homecoming services at the Clinchport Church. Singers performing include the Maness Family and Jim Barnes. Cecil Kern is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Jeff Watson and others are singing Saturday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Durham’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Brother Jacob Horton is preaching Sunday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Terry Rhoton is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The Rev. Tony Birchfield is preaching the morning and evening services Sunday, Oct. 12 at Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

The Taylor Duet, Anchored in Christ, Patsy Perry Voices, Liberty Chapel and Lights for Christ are singing Friday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at Cedar Grove Church in Robinette Valley. Fred White is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The Sluss Family, Second Coming and Sacred Sounds are singing Saturday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at New Hurland Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. Fred Robinette is the pastor.

Dungannon United Methodist Church hosts homecoming Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10:45 a.m.

Pastor Mike Ervin is preaching Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Rye Cove Community Church. Brother Gary Gilliam is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. Youth group services are held Sunday nights at 6 p.m. and Bible study starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Everyone is welcome.

Rye Cove Community Church sponsors its monthly all-you-can-eat Friday night Fish Fry, Oct. 10, 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.

David Dillon preaches Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at Cox’s Chapel Church. Pastor Fred Starnes is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. Everyone is welcome.

Brother Arthur Collins is preaching Sunday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. at Speers Ferry Church. Brother Bill Tignor is preaching and Blood Bought is singing at the 6 p.m. service. Brother Johnny Duncan is the pastor.
Born Again is performing Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at Alley Valley Baptist Church. Blood Bought is singing at the 6 p.m. service. George Gibson is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Benefit singing for Jack Owens is planned for Saturday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at Baker’s Ridge Community Church in Castlewood. Groups scheduled to perform are the Joyful Sounds, Born Again, Glen Lovell, Shaun Dupuie, the Darvin Woodruff Family and Gary Hunley. For directions or make a donation, call Sandra Hartsock at 479-1973 or Carolyn Fleenor at (423) 288-7608. Proceeds used to pay medical expenses of Owens, who is battling lung cancer.

Alley Valley Church and Wolfe’s Chapel Church sponsor a coat drive to provide free coats to needy persons. They are presenting coats, blankets and shoes Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to ? at the Crossroads Community Center in Gate City.

Weber City Church of God hosts an inside yard sale Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11. An applebutter stir is also planned for Saturday, Oct. 11. Applebutter available for sale at 3 p.m. The church is located on Yuma Road in Weber City.

Whosoever Will is singing Sunday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. at Wolfe’s Chapel Church. The Rev. Stephen VanZant is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

 

Reunions

The 17th annual Hill Family Reunion for Lewis and Betty (Neeley) Hill is planned for Saturday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Cove Creek Ruritan Building in Rye Cove. Everyone is welcome. Bring a covered dish and 2-liter drink.

The Phillip and Arminda Horton Family Reunion is set for Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Fairview Community Center, located at 9357 Fairview Road in Duffield. Building opens at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. Bring some of your favorite foods along with family stories and family members who would like to entertain the group with music/singing.

The annual Bellamy Reunion is planned for Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Yuma Ruritan Building. Bring a covered dish.

The Clinchport Reunion begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Clinchport Town Hall. Bring a covered dish or a drink. Call Billie Page at 940-2142 or Jamie Mullins at (276) 220-9749 for additional information.
The Berry-Robinette Reunion is slated for Sunday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairview Community Center. Bring a covered dish and drink. More information call (423) 587-4833.
Descendants of Si-mon 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 dbrobin-@embarqmail.com.

 


 

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