Event Calendar

The Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce invites all Bledsoe County businesses to participate in the Fall Festival Scarecrow Contest. All entries need to be taken to the Pikeville Farmers Market by Wednesday, October 3 for judging. The winning business will be awarded with a Fall Festival trophy and the Chamber will feature the winner in The Bledsonian-Banner. Please include the business name and phone number on the back of your scarecrow entry. Call Jeania Lansing at (423) 883-1529 with any questions. Be sure to visit the festival the first weekend in October in downtown Pikeville. BS35

The Bledsoe County Senior Citizens Center is holding its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a covered dish lunch by the members. This represents a permanent change from the second Wednesday of the month to the first Wednesday of the month, noted Center President Alvin B. Weston.BS40

The University of Tennessee Extension Bledsoe County and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is having a TAEP FY2018-2019 Sign-Up Day on Thursday, October 4, at the UT Extension Bledsoe County office from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. UT Extension staff and TDA are going to be present to help producers fill out applications. They will be conducting Beef Quality Assurance Certification for those who need it. Please call or come by for more information. UT Extension Bledsoe County is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or call 423-447-2451. B40

The Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce invites you to compete in the second annual Fall Festival Golf Tournament being held Friday, October 5 at Fall Creek Falls State Park. Shotgun start is 8:00 a.m.  for this four-person scramble. You could win $10,000 for a hole in one, sponsored by Matt Massengille with Farm Bureau. Prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, and longest putt. There are two flights with first, second and third place awards given in each flight. Entry is $300 per team, and hole sponsors are $100 each. Mulligans can be purchased at the course. The day includes lunch at the golf course immediately following the round. For more information call Clifton Fowler at (813) 690-6888. B38-39S39-40

The evening of Saturday, October 6 has been set aside for a Glow Run followed by a party and fireworks. Mark your calendar and plan to participate while supporting the Bledsoe County High School sports programs B37S38

UT-TSU Extension Bledsoe County is sponsoring Walk Across Tennessee, an 8-week competitive walking program. There is a physical activity conversion calculator on walkacrosstn.org for those who do activities other than walking for exercise. Come up with a creative team name, go register your 6-person team, and start tracking your exercise. Register and report online at https://extension.tennessee.edu/Bledsoe/Pages/Walk-Across-Tennessee.aspx. Mileage starts Saturday, October 6 and goes through Saturday, December 1. The Oktoberfest Glow Run is the kickoff event for Walk Across Tennessee. Prizes will be awarded at the end of eight weeks.BS38-40

On Saturday, October 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. a yard sale is happening at West End Church of God. Anyone wishing to set up a table may do so. Inside spots are $10 each and outside spots are $5. Vendors need to bring their own tables and tents. To reserve a space call (423) 774-2212 or (423) 468-0199. Proceeds benefit the church.B39-40S40

On the first Saturday of the month, October 6, the Luminary Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department is holding its Fund Raiser Lunch at the department, located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City. Lunch is from noon to 3:00 p.m. EDT and includes one entree, two vegetables, one side item, bread, dessert and a beverage. Proceeds help support the department. Everyone is invited.BS40

Brockdell Church of God is holding an auction on Saturday, October 6. Food is being served at 3:00 p.m. and the auction is at 4:00 p.m. Pastor David Rogers and congregation invite you to come enjoy some fun and fellowship.BS40

On Saturday, October 6 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.BS40

The Bledsoe County Rescue Squad’s country breakfast for October 6 has been canceled.BS40

A Gospel Meeting is being held October 7-11 at Sequatchie Valley Church of Christ, State Route 30 east of Pikeville at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Speaker is Steve Brown, minister at Dayton church of Christ. Sunday’s services begin with Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. on Common Challenges to Church Life; Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. on Solutions to Common Challenges We Face; and Sunday Evening Service at 7:00 p.m. on The Power of Choice. Topics the remainder of the meeting are Monday: The Pencil Maker; Tuesday: What Will They Say About Me When I’m Gone?; Wednesday: Do You Think You are the Only Ones Going to Heaven?; and Thursday: Life is Too Short.BS40

Meetings for the Fourth Quarter 2018 are scheduled for the Bledsoe County Nursing Home Board and Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital Advisory Board on Monday, October 8, at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the Chapel/Conference Room of the Nursing Home. B40

UT-TSU Extension Bledsoe County is offering a free – once a week for six weeks course called Cooking Matters for Adults on October 9, 16, 22, 30, November 13, 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Pikeville Municipal Building’s kitchen and conference room. Cooking Matters is six two-hour interactive hands-on lessons designed to promote behavior change. Take home groceries will be provided for participants. Pre-registration is required as space is limited, call 447-2451 to sign up today! BS38-39

Everyone is invited to attend the Paws and Claws Animal Shelter membership meeting on October 11 at the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative’s meeting room, 97 Resource Road off of US Highway 127 in Dunlap. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. Come meet them and help them work to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area. BT40S41

Walden’s Ridge Community Center presents Hee Haw with jokes, songs, skits and family fun on October 5-6, October 12-13 at 7:00 p.m. EDT nightly, and a matinee performance on October 14 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit the community center. For more info call (423) 775-1526 or 619-3045.BS40S41

The Old Sampson School reunion is October 13 at Sampson Freewill Baptist Church on State Route 30 west of Pikeville at the Bledsoe-Van Buren County line. If you attended your early school years there, please come join them, bring a covered dish and enjoy fellowship with old classmates beginning at 11:00 a.m. BS40-41

New Beginning is having a singing at Lincoln School on October 13 at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome and funds go to Lincoln School. B41

Frostbite House of Prayer is holding pastor appreciation for Paul Daniel and wife Judy Daniel at October 14 at 11:00 Eastern. Anthony Sullivan will be preaching.B41S42

The Bledsoe County Cattlemen’s Association is meeting Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pikeville City Hall Meeting Room. The meeting is sponsored by First Farmers and Commercial Bank in Pikeville. Guest speaker is Officer in Charge, Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News Division Jodee Inman with USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. She is going to discuss Cattle Grading. There is no cost and a meal will be provided. Please let the organizers know how many will be coming so proper food arrangements can be made at 423-447-2451. B40S41

A benefit for Ricky Smith, “Southern Breeze,” is scheduled for October 20 at Lusk Community Building. Ricky broke both ankles in an accident and proceeds will help with living expenses. All donations are appreciated. Food starts at 2:00 p.m. and an auction is at 5:00. Food includes BBQ, chips, slaw, hotdogs, and chili. For more information, call Teddy Smith at (423) 554-3829 or Andy Smith at (423) 364-9076. B41S42

Descendants of the late Arlis and Dollie Dodson are having a family reunion on Saturday, October 20 at the Fall Creek Falls Community Center. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish for lunch around noon. For more information, call (423) 554-4049. B42

Come buy, sale or trade at Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. All kinds of items for sale including animals. Concessions available with hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks. Proceeds benefit the fire department. B42

Come enjoy a salad luncheon at the Bledsoe County Senior Citizens Center, 148 Frazier Street in Pikeville, on Friday, October 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Serving Keto-friendly meat and salad, variety of salads and fresh garden salad with all the fixings, gelatins, baked chicken, casseroles, variety of sandwiches, homemade dessert and drink for $6. Dine-in or carry-out. Call Jo Ann at 447-6111 to fix plates and deliver to your downtown Pikeville business/hospital/school. Proceeds benefit the center. Everyone is welcome.BS43

Lusk Community Center is hosting a Big Country Breakfast with various trimmings on Saturday, October 27, from 6:30-10:00 a.m. Proceeds will go toward cost of utilities, playground/building maintenance. Also, applications to purchase bricks for the Lusk School/Community Memorial are available. Contact Melonee Knight 618-0404, Susie Olinger 298-4563, Tony Coleman 605-9304, Monica McDowell 762-6634 or Amber Braken 208-7823 with any questions or to make a donation.BTS43

Wheeler Addition Church of God is having an indoor yard sale on Saturday, October 27, at the church located on Manufacturer’s Road, beside the old Robinson factory.BS43

Shady Vale Church of God is hosting a community cookout on Saturday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the food and fellowship.BS43

Mt. Crest Volunteer Fire Department is having an old fashioned beans and greens supper Saturday, October 27 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. On the menu are pinto beans, greens, slaw, cornbread, onions, dessert and drink for $5. Come out and support your local fire department. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the fire hall, gas, equipment they use during a fire or setting up for helicopter landing.BS43

Candy will be handed out at the Bledsoe County Nursing Home in the dining room on October 31 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. The residents enjoy seeing the costumes so come inside and trick-or-treat on Halloween and join the Nursing Home’s Superheroes. B43S44

First Southern Baptist Church invites trick-or-treaters to come by its Family Ministry Center at 2827 Main Street in Pikeville for Halloween treats on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.B43S44