DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Cemetery News, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a full listing of local events: www.claiborneprogress.net. Send all area events to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Available
The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) is currently taking appointments for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for residents of Claiborne County. These appointments are for the new fiscal year July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. To schedule an appointment, call ETHRA’s Energy Line at 1-844-309-0416. Applications will be taken at the ETHRA office located at 1720 Church St. Suite 2, Tazewell.
Claiborne County Rescue Squad Fundraiser
The Claiborne County Rescue Squad will do their annual door-to-door photo fundraiser in the next few weeks. Anyone who participated with a $20 contribution will receive a free 8×10 family portrait. You will be contacted at your residence by a representative of the Rescue Squad, who will have ID. Thank you from the Claiborne County Rescue Squad.
Beginner Line Dance Class at the Broken Spur Dance Club
It’s time for our Beginner Line Dance Class at the Broken Spur Dance Club. Come on out and learn to line dance and have some wonderful fun and great exercise. 5-week class starts on Aug. 2 and goes through Aug. 30 on Thursday Nights 6:30-8:00 p.m. We also offer Zumba and Kickboxing classes. Contact us at 423-489-9829 for more information. The Club is located at 335 Fulkerson Street, Tazewell, TN on the top floor of the American Legion Building, below SMMS. Find us on Facebook and YouTube. All ages welcomed. Classes are $5 each or $20 for the five weeks.
Honey is always displayed at the County Fair. Did you ever wonder how the “best” was judged? Linda Rizzardi, a long time beekeeper and previous President of the Tennessee Beekeeping Association, will be explaining honey judging at the next meeting of Bee Friends. All are welcome to join us at our next regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 2 for her presentation. She will also answer any questions you may have. This is also an opportunity to meet local beekeepers with all level of experience. We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Room 111 at Walter State University (the old high school) in New Tazewell. You do not need to be a beekeeper to attend. Free coffee and dessert will be available. Please call Jay at 423-268-4785 with any questions.
Claiborne Health Department Baby Shower
The Claiborne County Health Department will be hosting a baby shower for new or expecting mothers on Aug. 3 from noon to 3 p.m. at Claiborne High School. The event will have games, prizes and information. For more information, visit the health department at 620 Davis Drive, New Tazewell or call at 423-626-4291.
Powell Valley High School Class of 1958, other classes and friends welcome, will meet for lunch and visitation Aug. 4 at noon, Cumberland Gap Convention Center. RSVP to Betty Goforth Pittman, 9132 Asheville Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37924. Cost $20 per person to the first 200 people, cut off date July 23. Catered by Gap Coffee House. Doors open 11 a.m. Questions call 865-933-8943. Email email@example.com. Come help us celebrate 60 years, don’t delay. Respond quickly.
Cosby Family Reunion
The 19th Annual Cosby Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Claiborne High School, 815 David Dr, New Tazewell, TN. The descendants of Rebecca, Paris, Richard and Aaron Cosby are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm and everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and beverages for your family. T-shirts are available by pre-order; contact Edwina Cosby Poore at the email or phone listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Wilson at 865-585-2172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Sunday, Aug. 5th at Big Ridge park. Covered dish luncheon at 1:00 p.m. For info, call Curt at 423-489-8228.
Midway Elementary School Open House
Midway Elementary School will be hosting their Open House on Tuesday, August 7, from 4-6 p.m. They will also be having the annual Title I meeting. We would like to invite our Midway families to stop by and meet their child’s teacher for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.
ECD Board Meeting
The next ECD Board Meeting will be Aug. 10 at noon at Pizza Inn.
CCHS Class of 1968 50th Reunion
Aug. 11, 2018, 6 p.m. Claiborne High School Auditorium, 815 Davis Dr. New Tazewell, TN. (Catering by Anderson Farms) Please RSVP by July 1 to: Emily Campbell, 543 Woodlake Blvd., Tazewell, TN 37879. $20 per person. For more info, Bridget Day, 423-526-7863 or Mildred Moyers, 423-526-3045
3rd Annual Clays for Children
Sporting Clays Tournament, benefitting the Children’s Centers of Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott and Union Counties. Sept. 28,2018, Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club, Maryville, TN. Sponsored by the Office of the District Attorney General in partnership with the Children’s Centers of the 8th Judicial District.
Honorably & medically discharged veterans
The Tri-County Veterans Honor Guard is looking for your participation to honor Veterans whose families wish to have full military honors at their gravesite. If you would like further information, or be part of this great organization, please contact Howard Miller, Commander, 865-497-3161 or Gary Hansard, Adjutant, 423-626-4550. Just like “back in the day” when you actively served, all uniforms are furnished.
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The Claiborne Public Library is offering free computer classes for beginners. Participants will learn how to use email, Facebook, Microsoft Word, TEL and R.E.A.D.S. programs and will become familiar with common computer terms and features. The classes last six weeks and will be held each Wednesday, from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, or to register, call 423-626-5414.
Disabled American Veterans meet on the first Tuesday of every month. The meetings are held at 7 p.m. at 1703 Main St. Tazewell (directly next door to the Claiborne Progress office). All vets are welcome. Also, find us on Facebook.
American Legion Post #109
All veterans are invited to attend monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. Activities begin at 6 p.m. with a meal. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at 335 Fulkerson Street in Tazewell.
Cumberland Gap Meetings
The regular monthly meetings for the Town of Cumberland Gap Board of Mayor and Alderman will be held the first Monday evening of every month at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland Gap Town Hall, 330 Colwyn Street, Cumberland Gap. The Cumberland Gap Beer Board meeting will follow. The public is invited to attend.
At least one week before the regular scheduled meeting the board holds a planning meeting to review and finalize the agenda. Those meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are usually held the Monday before the regular scheduled meeting. The public is invited to attend.
The regular quarterly meetings for the Town of Cumberland Gap Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will be held the last Monday in February, May, August and November at 5:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Gap Town Hall, 330 Colwyn Street, Cumberland Gap. The public is invited to attend.
The regular monthly meetings for the Town of Cumberland Gap Planning Commission will be held the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Cumberland Gap Town Hall, 330 Colwyn Street, Cumberland Gap (if no items are to be discussed a meeting will not be held). The public is invited to attend.
The regular monthly meetings for the Town of Cumberland Gap Historical Zoning Commission will be held the first Tuesday (following the first Monday) of every month at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland Gap Town Hall, 330 Colwyn Street, Cumberland Gap (if no items are to be discussed a meeting will not be held). The public is invited to attend.
There is a Narcotics Anonymous meeting each Thursday at 8 p.m., located at 1501 Tazewell Rd., Tazewell, behind Hardee’s.
NA meetings are also held every Wednesday and Saturday at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Middlesboro, Kentucky. For more information call 606-670-4356.
Do you or someone you know living in Claiborne County have a severe intellectual and/or physical disability? There may be public assistance available for their special needs. Call Greene County Skills, Inc. at 423-798-7137 or 7144 and ask Karin or Teresa about the Family Support Program. Family Support is a Tennessee state-funded program geared to serve individuals of all ages who are currently not enrolled in a Tennessee medical waiver program. Family Support may be able to help with respite or homemaker services, minor home or vehicle modifications, specialized equipment and more. We also serve individuals with disabilities in Greene, Hamblen, Union and Grainger counties.
Child and Adult Care Food Program
Cumberland Mountain Industries has announced participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals will be provided at no separate charge to eligible adults served at CMI, located at 1214 Cedar Fork Rd., Tazewell. For more information contact CMI at 423-626-6757.
Adult High School
Need a high school diploma? The Claiborne County Adult High School is now offering free classes. There is flexible scheduling offered to accommodate working adults. “The tassel is worth the hassle” – with a diploma, you can earn higher wages, have better job opportunities, can attend college, enter technical school and have careers in the military. For more information call 423-626-8222.
Free Drug Testing Kits
The Stand in the Gap coalition (SIGCO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, faith-based organization and is providing free saliva based drug testing kits with instructions. They are called “give me a reason” (GMAR) kits. Anyone with questions about or needing to obtain GMAR kits or information regarding addiction treatment or anyone interested in getting involved with SIGCO or volunteering in the office, with the jail ministry or in any other area of SIGCO can call the Stand in the Gap office, located at 502 Pennlyn Ave. in Cumberland Gap, at 423-300-1302. Leave a message with contact information and someone will return the call. You may also email email@example.com or mail P.O. Box 539, Cumberland Gap, TN 37724.
City of Harrogate Meetings
The following meetings are held at Harrogate City Hall, 138 Harrogate Crossing: Board of Mayor and Aldermen – fourth Monday each month at 6 p.m.; Work Sessions – each month on the Tuesday prior to the BMA meetings, at 6 p.m.; Parks and Recreation Committee – second Monday of the month at 6 p.m., on an as-needed basis; Planning Commission – second Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. The Book Station Committee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Harrogate Book Station, 310 Bristol Road. All meetings are open to the public.
Cumberland Gap Meetings
The regular monthly meetings for the Cumberland Gap Historical Zoning Commission will be held the first Tuesday (following the first Monday) of every month at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland Gap Town Hall, 330 Colwyn Street Cumberland Gap (if no items are to be discussed a meeting will not be held). The public is invited to attend.
The regular monthly meetings for the Cumberland Gap Planning Commission will be held the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland Gap Town, 330 Colwyn Street Cumberland Gap (if no items are to be discussed a meeting will not be held). The public is invited to attend.
The regular monthly meetings for the Town of Cumberland Gap Board of Mayor and Alderman will be held the first Monday evening of every month at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland Gap Town Hall, 330 Colwyn Street, Cumberland Gap. The Cumberland Gap Beer Board meeting follows the board meeting each month. At least one week before the regular scheduled meeting the board meets in a study session to review and finalize the agenda. That meeting starts at 6 p.m. and is usually held the Monday before the regular scheduled meeting. Both meetings are open to the public.
Greene County Skills
Greene County Skills, Inc. is seeking individuals in Tennessee that have developmental or physical disability. Tennessee has a grant program offering assistance. For more information, call Greene County Skills, Inc. at 423-798-7137, ask for Karin Hagenburger or 423-798-7144 Teresa Crawford, Family Support Coordinator.
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project
Outreach workers Tommy Brooks and Erin Haverland will be available to assist eligible veterans with enrollment in HVRP. The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project helps veterans find secure employment through case management, job training, and referrals and links with other local service providers. Outreach workers can arrange visits with veterans in outlying areas who are unable to travel to the program office.Veterans Can Help is located at 511 Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Phone: 865-524-3926. In Knoxville, call 865-546-4813 for more information.
Town of New Tazewell Meetings
The Town of New Tazewell board meetings for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen are conducted at New Tazewell City Hall at 413 First Avenue, the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen workshops are held one hour prior to the regular meeting. The Planning Commission meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The public is invited to attend these meetings.
Town of Tazewell Meetings
The board meetings for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Tazewell are conducted at Tazewell City Hall at 1830 Main Street, the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The BMA Workshops are on Wednesday, prior to the scheduled board meeting at 6 p.m. as needed. The Planning Commission Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The public is invited to attend these meetings.