The Fall Creek Falls Community Center, located at 13692 Park Road, Pikeville, has a new reservation bookkeeper. For any questions or to reserve the building for your next event, contact Andrea Blankenship at 423-881-5154. If you already have made reservations for this year, please call to confirm. B31S32
Pikeville Elementary is hosting a Kindergarten parent meeting on Thursday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Parents of kindergarten students attending Pikeville Elementary are invited to come meet teachers: Cynde Perry, Christy Borgialli, Cassie Miller and Chrissy Brown; and Principal James Ellis. Hear about the phase in schedule for your child, new routines, paperwork, expectations, question and answer time. Your child does not have to attend. If you did not preregister your child in May 2018, please do so on registration day Wednesday, August 1 at the school from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. For more information call the school at 447-2457.BS31
The Nine Mile Fire Co. is renting spaces for the 127 Yard Sale for Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4. Spaces are $10 for an outside spot and $20 to be under the pavilion. Spaces are first come first served and open to anyone. If you would like to reserve a spot or have questions please call or text Shauna DeBord at 423-827-4418. Proceeds raised benefit the fire department.BS29
On Saturday, August 4, 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.BS31
The Bargain Basement Thrift Store at Pikeville United Methodist Church is open the first Saturday and third Thursday of each month. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Donations are accepted during those hours. It is also open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during Open Table. The store has clothing and household items for a very reasonable price. It is also a good place to take good usable items you no longer want. Proceeds from the store benefit mission projects near and far.BS31
Join the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad on the bypass in Pikeville for a country breakfast on Saturday, August 4 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.BS31
On the first Saturday in August, a fund raiser lunch is being held at Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department, located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City. The August 4 lunch is from noon to 3 p.m. EDT and includes one meat, two vegetables, one side item, bread, dessert and a beverage. Proceeds help support the department and community center activities. Everyone is invited.BS31
Anyone with classic, special interest, ATVs, truck and tractors are invited to bring their ride and come be a part of the Cruise-In in downtown Pikeville on Saturday, August 4. It is being held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Night market vendors are going to be set up, and free music with The Sullivan Band starts at 7:00 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy the evening.BTS31
Decoration at Cagle Cemetery on Brockdell Mountain is Saturday, August 4. Donations can be made for upkeep of the cemetery on Saturday. If you are unable to attend, donations can be mailed to Keith Smith, 9898 Brockdell Road, Pikeville, TN 37367.BTS31
New Martin Church of God is holding its Homecoming on Sunday, August 5 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Gilbert Family is the special singers in the morning service. Lunch is served around noon. There are no evening services that day. Rev. Andy and Sister Sheryle welcome everyone.BS31
The Hankins-Dunn Family Reunion is Sunday, August 5 at Fall Creek Falls State Park, shelter #1. The family is going to start gathering at noon and lunchis around 1:00 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and lawn chairs. All friends and family are encouraged to attend.BTS31
A six-week program to help you improve your health, one step at a time, is being held Mondays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, and September 10 and 17 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program is being held at the UT-TSU Extension Bledsoe County, 3150 Main Street, Pikeville (entrance beside the Farmers Market). For more information or to register call Brianna Scott, FCS Extension Agent, (423) 447-2451 or email email@example.com. Deadline to register is August 3.BS29-31
Paws and Claws Animal Shelter is having its monthly membership meeting on August 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative meeting room, 97 Resource Road off US 127 north of Dunlap. Everyone is invited to come meet with them as they work to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley. BT31S32
The Edmons’ 9 Mile Bluegrass Music Barn Festival is August 10-11 at the Edmons’ Music Barn, located nine miles north of Pikeville at Edmons Memorial Road. It’s held rain or shine and features 11 different Bluegrass bands. Music on Friday starts at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday at noon. Admission is $5, with children under 10 admitted free with an adult. For more information call (423) 533-2720 or (423) 322-3602 or visit www.NineMileBluegrass.com.BS31-32
Mt. Crest Volunteer Fire Department is holding its monthly breakfast on Saturday, August 18 from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. The fire department is open on Friday, August 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for donations. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the fire hall, gas, equipment used during a fire or setting up for emergency helicopter landings.
A cleaning of the Walling Cemetery is Friday, August 17 at 5:00 p.m. and Decoration is Saturday, August 25. A business meeting, followed by a covered dinner are planned. Donations for the upkeep of the cemetery are accepted during the decoration, or if you can mail donations to Treasurer Stephen Walling, 13009 Park Road, Pikeville, TN 37367.
The third Friday Community Meeting at Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department, located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City, is August 17 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. The department is in need of volunteer firefighters, and auxiliary support volunteers. All types of donations are welcomed. Everyone is invited.
On Saturday, August 18, 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.
On Saturday, August 18, from noon to 3:00 p.m. EDT, a Fund-Raiser Senior Lunch is being held at Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department, located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City. Lunch includes one serving of soup, a salad or sandwich and a beverage. Proceeds help support the department and community center activities. Everyone is invited.
Wheeler Addition Church of God is having Fellowship Friends Day on the first Sunday in September. Dinner is to be served after the morning service. Johnny Lebron Herd is the pastor and invites everyone. The church is located at 111 Manufacturer Road (behind the hospital) in Pikeville. Church services are Sunday School at 10:00 a.m., morning worship at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Night Family Training Hour (F.T.H.) at 6:00 p.m., and Monday evening’s Hour of Prayer is from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Come worship with them.
Everyone is invited to a singing at Vandever Baptist Church, 3714 Vandever Road, Crossville on August 19 featuring the Cross Tie Singers at 2:00 p.m. For more information call Pastor Gary Hargis, 931-788-3541; Dexter Smith, 931-337-4454; or Jackie Burgess, 931-788-5751.
Revival at New Charity Independent Baptist Church, 4826 Brockdell Road on Brockdell Mountain, Pikeville, is August 20-24 with evangelist Bro. Travis Alltop. Services are at 7:00 p.m. with special singing nightly. Pastor Jerry Bradley invites everyone to attend.
Come in, relax and enjoy a hearty dish of meatloaf, potatoes and green beans, plus delicious, homemade desserts at the Open Table at Pikeville United Methodist Church on Main Street, Tuesday, August 21, 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!
The Bledsoe County Republican Party is having a cookout on Saturday, August 25 at the Bledsoe County Senior Center beginning at 4:00 p.m. Please come fellowship with them as they celebrate victories in the August 2 General Election. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks to be provided. Please a covered side dish or a dessert.
Fall Creek Falls Fire Department breakfast is Saturday, August 25 from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the fire hall, 24897 Route 30 West. Come enjoy a country breakfast with biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, hasbrown potatoes, bacon, sausage, country ham, fried bologna, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk for $7.
The 35th Infantry Division and 10th Kompanie Gross Deutschland Division living history groups are teaming up with the Bledsoe County Library on Cumberland Avenue on Saturday, August 25, for the third annual History Timeline. The theme is “open” which means the indoor/outdoor displays, demonstrations and reenactors dress covers different eras of military history. This fun and educational presentation is from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact the Bledsoe County Library at 423/447-2817 or Robert Smith at 423/447-7514 (evenings).
The monthly luncheon at the Bledsoe County Senior Center is Friday, August 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They invite you to come and donate $6 for a delicious lunch with your choice of assorted salads, sandwiches, homemade desserts and drink. Please come support your Senior Center.
Pikeville Chapel is observing Homecoming on Sunday, August 26. Morning service begins at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Charles Billingsley delivering the message. Everyone is welcome to come and join them. Lunch is being served at the Lincoln Community Church. Pastor Billingsley is the host pastor.
Revival at Plainview Freewill Baptist Church is August 26-29 with Bro. David Crowe. Revival begins Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. Sunday night service is at 5:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services are at 7:00 p.m. each night. Special singing nightly. Everyone welcome.
UT-TSU Extension Bledsoe County is pleased to announce a free course called Eat Smart, Live Strong being held Thursday, August 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Pikeville Municipal Building’s kitchen and conference room. Eat Smart, Live Strong is designed to encourage fruit and vegetable consumption and exercise for older adults. To register call the UT-TSU Extension Office at 423-447-2451. 3B32-35S33-35