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Community Briefs

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.

Family Movie Night at the Scott County Public Library is planned for Thursday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. The movie will be shown on a 50-inch television. Hot chocolate and candy canes will also be served. All ages are encouraged to attend.

The annual election for directors of the Nickelsville Medical Center is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Nickelsville Medical Center.

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.

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.

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

The adult choir at Holston View United Methodist Church presents the Christmas musical, Darkness Into Light, Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Other musical offerings will also be presented. The choir gives a repeat performance of the Christmas musical Sunday morning, Dec.21 at the 11 a.m. worship service. Come and hear the Christmas story told by two narrators along with the beautiful coordinated music written by Mary McDonald (from Knoxville, Tenn.) and performed by the choir. Ron Darnell serves as the adult choir director.

The Scott County Community Choir presents the Christmas musical, “Come and Adore Him,” Saturday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church; Sunday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. at Gate City Presbyterian Church and Sunday, Dec 14 at 6 p.m. at Culbertson Chapel United Methodist Church. Other special music will also be performed. Barbara Trent directs the choir. Everyone is invited to attend.

Fairview Apostolic Church presents a Christmas play Saturday, Dec. 13 at 6 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments served after the play. The pastor is Chris Fields.

Lewis Hill, Glen Marshall, the Family Gospel, Toke Hensley with Max and Bud and the Praise Duet are singing Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at Cedar Grove Church in Robinette Valley. Fred White is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Ronnie Horne is preaching Sunday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Community Church, located at 2524 McMurray Hollow Road in Hiltons. The church hosts a covered dish Christmas meal after the service. Evening service is canceled.

Second Coming and others are singing Saturday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Durham’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Brother Jacob Horton is preaching Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Terry Rhoton is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The Strickler Family is singing Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at Slant United Methodist Church. Jackie Strickler is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The Harding Family performs Sunday, Dec.14 at 11 a.m. at Speers Ferry Church. Brother Bill Tignor is preaching at the 6 p.m. service. Brother Johnny Duncan is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

The Rev. Earl Miller is preaching the morning and evening services Sunday, Dec. 14 at Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.

Rye Cove Community Church sponsors its monthly all-you-can-eat Friday night Fish Fry, Dec. 12, 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.

Brother Joe Jones is preaching Sunday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Rye Cove Community Church. Brother Gary Gilliam preaches at the 6 p.m. service. Youth group services are held Sunday nights at 6 p.m. Bible study is held Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Glimpse of Grace and the Clark Family are singing Sunday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. at Natural Tunnel Church. Lunch served after the service. Brother Jack Clark is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Rollers Chapel Primitive Baptist Church sponsors a yard and hot dog sale Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Will Smith Store Building in Pattonsville. All proceeds benefit the church.

Cox’s Chapel Church is serving Christmas dinner Saturday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. The Mountain Gospel Aires are singing. Preaching is planned as well. David Dillon is preaching Sunday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. Evening service begins at 6 p.m. Fred Starnes is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Lewis Hill is singing Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at Alley Valley Baptist Church. George Gibson is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Delmoe Jessee is preaching Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at Zion Pentecostal Church, located on Route 603 near Blackwater. Junior Hopkins is the pastor. Everyone is welcome.



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