Warriors start 2017-18 with new coach

McKenzie Etheridge, a 23 year old native of Waverly, Tennessee, will lead the Bledsoe County High School (BCHS) Warriors Basketball team this fall. For more, see the November 16 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Squad improves skills with mock rescue

The call came out after dark on November 9. An ATV accident had occurred in the Bledsoe State Forestry. It was a mock ATV accident designed at a training session for area first responders. For more, see the November 16 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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  • All day

    Join the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad on the bypass in Pikeville for a country breakfast on Saturday, April 1 from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. Enjoy sausage, country ham, fried bologna, bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, biscuits, gravy and drinks all for $6 per plate. Proceeds benefit the operations of the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad.BS13

  • All day

    On Saturday, April 1 Winesap Free Will Baptist Church will open its clothes closet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The clothes closet will be open every first and third Saturday of each month until further notice. Anyone needing clothes or who knows someone who does can come by at this time. The church will have nice clothes for work, play and dress of all sizes at no charge. The church is located on Lantana Road (Hwy. 101) at the Bledsoe-Cumberland county line. For information call Betty White at (423) 881-3032 or Verna Dyer at (931) 260-4582.BS13

  • All day

    Shady Vale Church of God is in Revival with Bishop Bobby Scott on Sunday through Wednesday, April 2-5. Services are Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Come and be blessed said Pastor Donnie Lawson. He and the congregation welcome all.BS13

  • All day

    The April meeting of the Bledsoe County Ministerial Association is Monday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Pikeville United Methodist Church. Final plans are being made for the community-wide Easter Sunrise Service, sponsored by the Association, which is going to be held at the Pikeville Farmer’s Market at 6:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning. Pastors of all churches in Bledsoe County are invited to come and take part in this inter-denominational fellowship of ministers. For more information, please call Stephen Conn at 554-3945.BS13

  • All day

    The Easter Bunny is coming to Pikeville Elementary on Thursday, April 6 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Those with children not in school are invited to come and have their picture made with the Easter Bunny that morning.BS13

  • All day

    A Community Easter Egg Hunt and lunch with the Easter Bunny is being held at Mt. Crest United Methodist Church, 32979 SR 30 west on Saturday, April 8. Lunch is being served at noon and includes chili, hot dog, chips, cookie, and drink. An Easter craft and pictures with the Easter Bunny are at 1:00 p.m., and the egg hunt is at 2:00 p.m. Live music provided by the Tennessee Echos.BS13-14

  • All day

    Plainview Freewill Baptist Church welcomes the Agee Family on Saturday evening, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. Come share in the blessings of this God-given talented family as they give praise in music and song. A love offering will be taken to help the Agee Family with a van. The church is located off State Route 30 at 275 Plainview Church Road. For more information call (423) 881-5374 or (931) 267-2704.BS13-14

  • 10:00 am-6:00 pm

    Wheeler Addition Church of God at 111 Manufacturer Road behind the hospital in Pikeville, announces its weekly services. Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m., Sunday morning worship is at 11:00 a.m., Monday Night Hour of Prayer is 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday night Family Training Hour (FTH) is at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Johnny Lebron Herd and members welcome young and old to come worship. B14S15

  • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    The Food Pantry at Community Freewill Baptist Church, 2500 Summer City Road, Pikeville, will be open Sunday, April 9th from 1-3 p.m. EST. Please do not arrive before 12:45 p.m. and do not park at the edge of the highway. Any questions, please call 423-309-9579.B14

  • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    The Board meetings for the Bledsoe County Nursing Home and Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital Advisory Board have been scheduled to Monday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are being held in the Chapel/Conference Room of the Nursing Home.B14

  • 8:00 am-11:00 am

    Businesses and organizations are invited to participate in a career fair at Bledsoe County High School on Thursday, April 13 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by Bledsoe County High School and Bledsoe Transition School to Work Program and is open to  junior and senior students only. The purpose of the fair is to inform students about career choices, discuss with students if post-secondary training is required, and to help students successfully transition from high school into the workforce or post-secondary training. For more information and to RSVP, call Nanette Smith, Debbie Layne or Kim Matthews at 447-7570 or email nanette.smith@tn.gov. BT13S14

  • All day

    Cold Spring First Baptist Church is participating in the Sunday, April 16 county-wide Sunrise Service at the Farmers Market in downtown Pikeville at 6:00 a.m. The church’s other services that day include Sunday School at the church, four miles north of Pikeville on US 127 at 10:00 a.m. The morning worship service is at 11:00 a.m. with special singing and a resurrection message brought by Pastor Stephen Conn. Following the morning service, an Easter egg hunt on the church grounds for children 12 and under is being held. No service is planned for Sunday evening, so families can have more time to spend together on this Holy holiday. B15

  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Livestock Association to meet Thursday, April 20

    The Bledsoe County Livestock Association is meeting on Thursday, April 20, at Bledsoe County Middle School at 6:00 p.m. The Association’s April meeting is sponsored by Performance Feeds. Guest speaker is Dr. Allen Stateler, beef nutritionist. A meal is being provided. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.  Please call 423-447-2451 if you plan to come so enough food can be prepared. B15S16

  • All day

    Nickel Row Music Hall, 3129 Main Street, Pikeville, announces its April events. On Friday, April 21, at 5:00 p.m., a Rook Tournament is planned with prizes awarded the top three teams. Concessions are available. There is a $20 entry fee per team. March’s Rook tourney winners: Vince and Nolan Pendergrass, first; Donnie McMillen and Geraldean Humble, second; and Philip Cagle and Clif Fowler, third. —paid advertisement

  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    The Wheeler-Long Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet April 21, at 6:00 p.m. at the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative building just north of Dunlap on US Highway 127. New member applicants and OCR are welcome. BT16

  • All day

    You are invited to come for lunch at the Bledsoe County Senior Citizens Center on Friday, April 28 beginning at 11:30 a.m. On the menu for the Center’s monthly fundraiser are an assortment of salads, sandwiches, homemade desserts, and drinks for $6.BS17

  • All day

    The Sequatchie Valley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting on April 29 at Swafford’s Chapel at 10:00 am. The objectives of the chapter are to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence. They do this by protecting historical spots, encouraging historical research, preserving documents and relics, and through the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries. Women 18 years of age or older are welcome to attend. For more information call Marsha Martin at 931-210-4202, or visit DAR’s Facebook page.BTS17

  • 9:00 am-3:00 pm

    The annual Rabies Clinic for Bledsoe County is Saturday, April 29, at two locations: Pikeville Elementary from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and Mary V. Wheeler Elementary from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. The cost is $12 for the vaccination. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Donna Crow with Mountain Top Veterinary Services, and the Bledsoe County Health Department. B17

  • 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Luminary Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a chicken dinner on Saturday, April 29 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. EST. Plates are $5 each for adults, children eat for $2.50 per plate. Please come support the department. If you are home bound and in their service district and would like a meal, please call and it will be delivered to you. For more information call 423-533-4215.B17

  • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    BCHS Class of 1967 planning 50 year reunion

    Members of the Bledsoe County High School Class of 1967 will be meeting on Saturday, April 29, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church in Pikeville to continue working on plans for their 50 year class reunion. All class members and those who have attended high school with the class are invited to attend. Please bring finger foods. Any questions, call Gail Forsythe at 42-605-4274.B15-17S16-17

  • 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Bledsoe County High School Class of 1975 is hosting a birthday party for all classmates born in 1957 and who will be turning or turned 60 this year. All classmates are invited, whether you graduated or not, to celebrate this milestone with your friends. Come to Nickel Row Music Hall on April 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for live music and a DJ playing songs from the 70’s. Finger foods provided.B17

  • All day

    The Community-wide Fifth Sunday Sing and Worship Service, sponsored by the Bledsoe County Ministerial Association, is Sunday, April 30, at 6:00 p.m. at Pikeville United Methodist Church. All Bledsoe County churches and singers are invited to attend and participate in this quarterly community event. A love offering is going to be received to aid the Bledsoe County Community Food Bank. Following the service, a free fellowship meal is being served to all. For more information, please call Stephen Conn at 554-3945.BS17

  • All day

    Sampson Free Will Baptist Church is hosting its Fifth Sunday Singing on April 30 at 10:00 a.m. with the Sullivans singing and Bro. Bill Montandon preaching. A pot luck dinner follows the morning service. Everyone is welcome to attend.BS17

  • 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Sign-ups for football and cheerleading for Bledsoe County Little Blue is Sundays, April 30 and May 7 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative Community Room. If you sign-up and pay in full on Sunday, April 30, you will receive a free Warrior decal. Football fee is $50 and $40 for jersey, if needed. Cheer fee is $20 and $100 for uniform (call for details). Football questions call Isaac Youngblood at (423) 802-4823 or Michael Campbell at (423) 802-7239; and for cheer call Misty Hankins Smith at (423) 618-5044. B17