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
    Jul-01-17

    Bring the family for Pikeville’s Star Spangled Celebration being held Saturday, July 1 at the Farmers Market in downtown Pikeville for free. A concert with Carrie Hassler and The Nickel Row Band starts at 7:00 p.m. followed by fireworks. Bring a chair, and your family and friends. Fireworks are sponsored by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, and the entertainment, watermelon and Kids’ Corner is sponsored by Citizens Tri-County Bank.BS26

  • All day
    Jul-01-17

    Join the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad on the bypass in Pikeville for a country breakfast on Saturday, July 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. While there, pick some fireworks for your Fourth of July celebration.BS26

  • All day
    Jul-01-17

    On Saturday, July 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.BS26

  • All day
    Jul-01-17-Jul-08-17

    Yard sales are being held at Lincoln School in Pikeville on the first and second Saturdays in July. Held rain or shine. For more information please contact Luther Hollingsworth at (423) 413-0279, Ann Lindo at (423) 364-6247 or Mildred Bridgeman at (423) 447-2205.BTS26

  • All day
    Jul-01-17

    On Saturday, July 1, the Daggett/Davis family reunion is being held at Fall Creek Falls State Park at shelter #4. Bring a covered dish and drink for dinner starting at noon. Come enjoy the day with family and friends.BS26

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  • All day
    Jul-02-17

    The 44th Ferguson reunion is Sunday, July 2 at Fall Creek Falls State Park in the Gilbert Gaul Room beginning at noon with lunch served at 1:00 p.m. This is the same location as the last two, but directional signs will be posted. Come celebrate and renew family ties. Bring a covered dish and photos or any item you would like to share with family and friends.B25S26

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  • 7:00 am-10:00 am
    Jul-08-17

    Members of American Legion Post 66 and VFW Post 5033 will have a big country breakfast Saturday, July 8 from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Hall in Pikeville. Come out and enjoy biscuits and gravy, ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, coffee, milk and juice for a donation going towards the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. The breakfast is sponsored by Howard L. Upchurch Law Office. BS27

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  • All day
    Jul-10-17-Jul-14-17

    Vacation Bible School at Frostbite House of Prayer, 10161 Summer City Road, July 10-14, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST for ages 3-10. Fun day is July 15 from noon until 3:00 p.m. Theme for the week is Make Fun Factory. For more information call (423) 533-4231.BS28

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  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Jul-13-17

    Everyone is invited to attend the Paws and Claws Animal Shelter July membership meeting on July 13 in the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative meeting room, 97 Resource Road off US Highway 127 north, Dunlap. The meeting begin at 6:00 p.m. Come meet with them and help them as they work to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area.BT26S27

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  • All day
    Jul-15-17

    The Alexander and Carrie Bayless family reunion is Saturday, July 15 at Fall Creek Falls Community Center beginning at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is asked to please bring a covered dish to share and items for the silent auction. Plates, cups, cutlery, and serving pieces are being provided. Please come join the family. BT28

  • All day
    Jul-15-17

    On Saturday, July 15 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.BS28

  • All day
    Jul-15-17

    Mt. Crest Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Saturday, July 15 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Come out and help them celebrate with hamburgers and hot dogs, and more. The department wants to say thank you to the community for their support throughout the years.BS28

  • All day
    Jul-15-17

    On July 15, a Mission Trip BBQ Benefit is being held at Waldens Ridge Baptist Church from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. BBQ pork plates are $10 each or $50 flat rate for a family of six or more. Also planned are a bake sale and silent auction. Come enjoy food, fun and fellowship while helping Matthias Sarrell go on a nine-month mission trip to Cape Verde, Africa.BS28

  • All day
    Jul-15-17

    Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department is hosing a game night on July 15 with food served at 6:00 p.m. and games starting at 7:00 p.m. Donations for the department’s coat and toy drive can be made at that time too.BS28

  • All day
    Jul-15-17

    Vacation Bible Day Camp at Mt. Crest United Methodist Church is being held Saturday, July 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Kids grades kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to come get “Hooked on Jesus” while enjoying crafts, music and lunch. To register, call 881-5484. The church is located at 32979 State Route 30 west of Pikeville.BS26-28

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  • All day
    Jul-16-17

    Everyone is invited to a singing at Vandever Baptist Church, 3714 Vandever Baptist Church, Crossville, on Sunday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. Patsy Smith Savage is the featured singer. For more information call Pastor Gary Hargis, 931-788-3541; Dexter Smith, 931-337-4454; Jackie Burgess, 931-788-5751; or Raymond Ball, 931-456-0781.B28

  • All day
    Jul-16-17

    Descendants of Will, Mark, Pick and Dick Lewis are gathering for a family reunion on Sunday, July 16 at noon at Fall Creek Falls State Park, shelter #1. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish, pictures, and stories to share. For more information contact Ricky Lewis at (423) 881-5014.BS28

  • All day
    Jul-16-17-Jul-19-17

    Camp Cold Springs is the theme for the 2017 Vacation Bible School at Cold Springs Baptist Church. The VBS is Sunday through Wednesday, July 16-19 at 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. each evening. All children and youth are invited to attend the church located four miles north of Pikeville on U.S. Highway 127.BS28

  • All day
    Jul-16-17

    On Sunday, July 16, New Hope Baptist Church is having its annual Homecoming with services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Elder Chris Boggs and Elder Ronald Patterson are going to preach during the morning service.

    Revival begins Sunday, July 16 with Elder Frank Randolph preaching each evening at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Elder Eric Wood and congregation invite everyone to come worship with them. The  church is located at 3194 Old Spencer Road in the Tip Top Community of Bledsoe County.

  • All day
    Jul-16-17

    Celebrating 100 years on Sunday, July 16 is Brockdell Church of God beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pastor David Rogers welcomes all to come enjoy a day of fellowship. For more info call (423) 554-4049.BS28

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  • All day
    Jul-17-17-Jul-20-17

    Vacation Bible School at Pikeville United Methodist Church, 7 Methodist Street, is Monday through Thursday, July 17-20. Children kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to become one of Matthew’s Helpers from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. each evening. They will learn to feed the hungry, welcome the stranger and more. It is a hands-on way to be like Jesus. Call the church at 447-2951 for more information.BS28

  • All day
    Jul-17-17-Jul-21-17

    Revival at Plainview Freewill Baptist Church, off State Route 30 at 275 Plainview Church Road, is July 17-21 at 7:00 p.m. each evening with evangelist Bro. Tracy Curtis of The Church of The Nazarene in Doyle. Special singing nightly. Pastor Estel Bilbrey invites everyone to attend. For information or a ride, call (423) 881-5374 or (931) 267-2707.BS28

  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Jul-17-17-Jul-18-17

    Attention all parents, teachers and mental health professionals: a two-day workshop on Sensory Processing Disorder is being held at the Bledsoe County Senior Citizens Center, 148 Frazier Street in Pikeville, on Monday and Tuesday, July 17-18. Each session will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required and each session cost $15. Every registration come with light refreshments, a certificate of attendance and workshop handouts. For registration information contact Professional Growth Network at (423) 448-1031 or email at professionalgrowthnetwork0@gmail.com. B27BS28

  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Jul-17-17-Jul-18-17

    The University of Tennessee Extension is sponsoring financial record keeping training sessions for nurseries and small businesses. The record keeping software taught at the seminar is QuickBooks Premier 2017. This is also an opportunity for people to learn about QuickBooks Pro since both of these software programs are similar. The training sessions are July 17-18 at the Bledsoe County Extension Office; in McMinnville at the TSU Nursery Research Station on July 20-21; and in Grundy County Extension Office on July 27-28 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the first day and finish about noon on the second day. The cost of the training session will be $50 per company (for one representative) and an additional $25 for each additional participant. For further information or a reservation for the Bledsoe session contact the Bledsoe County Extension Service at (423) 447-2451, for the Grundy session contact the Grundy County Extension Service at (931) 592-3971, and the Warren session contact the Warren County Extension Service at (931) 473-8484. BT19S20

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  • All day
    Jul-18-17

    It’s a summer feast! You can enjoy smoked meatloaf with farm fresh green beans and corn-on-the-cob, plus delicious homemade desserts at the Open Table at Pikeville United Methodist Church on Main Street, Tuesday, July 18, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There is no charge, no offering, no sermon—nothing but friendship and food. Everyone is welcome, specially the kids.BS28

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  • All day
    Jul-19-17-Jul-21-17

    West End Church of God is having Vacation Bible School July 19-21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for ages Pre-K through high school. Come join them.

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  • All day
    Jul-20-17-Jul-22-17

    Get in step and join the dance at Vacation Bible Xtreme (VBX) at Mt. Crest United Methodist Church July 20-22 from 6:00-9:30 p.m. hosted by Selah Farms. Mustang Join-Up, swing dance lessons, snacks, music, Bible study, and guest speakers including Greg Bartley, SCORE Int’l. of Chattanooga; Pastor Chuck Salvo, On-Fire Christian Ministries in Louisville; Justin Cox, Youth for America of Chattanooga; and songs of celebration and worship led by the Davis Family and others. Youth 13 to 18 years old are welcome. Register by July 19 by calling or texting 423-619-6886.

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  • All day
    Jul-21-17-Jul-22-17

    On Friday and Saturday, July 21-22, a large yard sale for Mt. Crest Church of God of Prophecy, about half-mile from Little Mountain Video, is being held. Lots of items from dishes to pots and pans and more. Proceeds raised benefit the church. B29

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  • All day
    Jul-22-17

    Paws and Claws Animal Shelter (501c3 non-profit) is now accepting donations of good items to sell at the annual 127 Yard Sale. No clothes or shoes. Call the organization at (423) 447-7297 and leave a message, someone will contact you as soon as possible. All proceeds from donations go toward buying property and building an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area. Please call and help them meet their goal.

  • All day
    Jul-22-17

    Nine Mile Volunteer Fire Co. is hosting the Trackside Band in concert on July 22 at 7:00 p.m. Food begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the gate and food is available for $5. Meal includes grilled chicken and a choice of two sides, roll and drink. All proceeds benefit the Nine Mile Volunteer Fire Co.

  • All day
    Jul-22-17

    Lusk Community Center is hosting a Big Country Breakfast with various trimmings on Saturday, July 22, from to 6:30-10:00 a.m. Proceeds go toward cost of utilities and yard/building maintenance. Come join them for good fun and fellowship with the community. Contact Melonee Knight, 618-0404; Susie Olinger, 298-4563; Tony Coleman, 605-9304; or Terry Roberson, 554-3423 with any questions or to make a donation. 

  • All day
    Jul-22-17

    On Saturday, July 22, Fall Creek Falls Fire Department is hosting a breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the fire hall located at 24897 State Route 30 west of Pikeville. This country breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, fruit, hashbrown potatoes, bacon, sausage, country ham, fried bologna, orange juice, coffee, and milk for $6 per plate. Proceeds benefit the department’s operations.2BS28-29

  • 7:00 am-9:00 am
    Jul-22-17

    The Bledsoe County Republican Party is having a pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 22 at the Bledsoe County Senior Center on Frazier Street in Pikeville beginning at 7:00 a.m. A meeting is to follow. Breakfast is being prepared by the Bledsoe County Republican Women’s Club and will cost $6 per plate. All proceeds go to the annual scholarship fund. All area Republicans are encouraged to attend. B28-29S29

  • 8:00 am-12:00 pm
    Jul-22-17

    Come to the Farmers Market in downtown Pikeville on Saturday, July 22 from 8:00 a.m. to noon and shop local. Enjoy local produce, baked goods, honey, flowers, eggs and more. Any Bledsoe County farmers, bakers, crafters who would like to set up next Saturday, please message Jeania Lansing at 423-883-1529 or on Facebook. This is for Bledsoe County residents only with homemade or homegrown products for sale. B29

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  • All day
    Jul-23-17

    Mooneyham Freewill Baptist Church is holding its Homecoming July 23. Sunday morning service begins at 10:00 a.m. with Bro. Rich Stone bringing the message. Midnight Cry is going to be singing at 1:30 p.m. Bro. Matthew Meeks is bringing the message at revival being held July 24-27, starting at 7:00 each evening. The church is located at 89 Herb Mooneyham Road in Van Buren County.

  • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Jul-23-17

    The descendents of Pete and Cora, and Frank and Ola Angel are having their annual reunion on Sunday, July 23, at the Senior Citizens Center on Frazier Street in Pikeville. Please bring a covered dish for lunch to be served at 1:00 p.m. All plates, cups, silverware and napkins are being furnished. All friends and family are invited to attend. B28-29S29

  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Jul-23-17-Jul-28-17

    Pikeville Seventh-day Adventist Church is holding Vacation Bible School July 23-28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for ages 3-15. At Mighty Fortress: In Jesus the Victory is Won! VBS, kids learn that God is their refuge and strength. Friends may fail them. They may not ace their test or make the team, but God promises to be their rock and their salvation, their fortress and sure defense. Come have fun with them and learn about Jesus, the Mighty Fortress. B28S29

  • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Jul-23-17-Jul-27-17

    Wheeler Hill church of Christ is having Vacation Bible School July 23-27 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. for all ages. The church is located at 97 Rufus Anderson Road, Pikeville. Adult class speaker will be Tony Lawrence from the Bybee Branch congregation. BT29

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  • All day
    Jul-24-17-Jul-26-17

    Shady Vale Church of God is hosting a “Kids’ Krusade” from Monday through Wednesday July 24-26, at 6:00 p.m. The theme of the event is G.L.O.W. (Go Light Our World). Come and bring your friends for puppets, singing, games, prizes, object lessons and more. It is recommended children wear white or a bright color shirts. Contact Pastor Donnie Lawson at 533-2005 or 533-2696 for more information. The church is located at 27 Lone Oak Road, Pikeville.

  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
    Jul-24-17-Jul-26-17

    The Bledsoe County High School Lady Warrior volleyball team is hosting a volleyball camp July 24-26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the high school. Registration is at 9:00 a.m. in the gym on July 24. Cost is $85 per player and includes volleyball and a T-shirt. B29

  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Jul-24-17

    Meetings for the Bledsoe County Nursing Home Board and Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital Advisory Board have been scheduled for Monday, July 24, at 6:00 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Chapel/Conference Room of the Nursing Home. B29

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  • All day
    Jul-27-17

    Plans are being made for the annual Give a Child a Chance day in Pikeville. Bledsoe County residents are encouraged to mark you calendar for Thursday, July 27 from 9:00 a.m. to noon as a time to receive free school supplies for Bledsoe County children only. Children must be present and supplies will be given out as long as they last. The event is being held at Bledsoe County High School, 877 Main Street, Pikeville and features health and safety booths plus more. For information call Rhonda Sills at 447-6749 or 280-1803.B25S26

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  • All day
    Jul-29-17

    On July 29, a benefit and auction for Mitchell “Shorty” Watson’s funeral expenses is being held at the Fall Creek Falls Community Building. Turkey and dressing with all the trimmings are $6 a plate and serving begins at 3:00 p.m. Carry-outs are welcome. The auction starts at 5:00 p.m. and any donations are appreciated. For more information call Ila Smith, 881-3872; Jeannie Watson, 667-1004 or 881-3924; or Brenda Watson, 881-3386.BS25-30

  • All day
    Jul-29-17

    The Sequatchie Valley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is holding an Ancestor Research Seminar on Saturday, July 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bledsoe Rescue Squad Building located on the 127 Bypass in Pikeville. Among the speakers are Gordon Belt and Carol Roberts of the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Miss Elizabeth Robnett is going to be selling and autographing her book First Families of Bledsoe County. Tickets are $25 which includes lunch. To purchase tickets call Emily Yaeger Sweeney at 615-415-8823, Marsha Martin at 931-210-4202, or Joyce Yaeger at 931-261-0175. Tickets must be purchased in advance as seating is limited. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about tracing the footsteps of your ancestors.BS24

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  • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Jul-30-17

    Anyone who has family buried at the Dodson Cemetery off of Old Hwy 28 on Seals Road is strongly urged to attend a meeting on Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m. or call Nancy Cagle at 567-0170. B30

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