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    Sep-01-18

    The Wheeler reunion is Saturday, September 1 at noon at the Fall Creek Falls Community Center. Plates, cups napkins and utensils will be furnished. Bring a covered dish and join in the fellowship. B35

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    Sep-01-18

    Bring your antique, classic, special interest, street rod, ATV, trucks, tractors and motorcycles to downtown Pikeville on Saturday, September 1 for the Pikeville Cruise-In on Main Street from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Then stay around for a free music concert by The Manshoes Band at 7:00 p.m. Night Market vendors are going to be set up at the Farmers Market during the event.BTS35

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    Sep-01-18

    On Saturday, September 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.BS35

  • All day
    Sep-01-18

    On Saturday, September 1, a benefit ride is being held for Clayburn “Goob” Prater to help with funeral expenses. The ride starts at Roger Wooden’s house on the Old CC Road in Brockdell at 10:00 a.m. Food will be available after the ride. At 5:00 p.m. an auction is planned. All donations are appreciated. For more info call DeWayne Prater, (931) 316-1641; Calvin Wooden, (423) 309-1258; or Shirl Wooden, (423) 554-3158.BS35

  • All day
    Sep-01-18

    Services are nightly at 7:00 p.m. at the Old Fashioned Brush Arbor being held at 934 Lumber Lane, Dayton through September 1. Guest speakers include Paul Daniels, Gladden Cole, Audie May, Wayne Miller, Stanley Faulkner and Paul Lawson.BS35

  • All day
    Sep-01-18

    Join the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad on the bypass in Pikeville for a country breakfast on Saturday, September 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.BS35

  • All day
    Sep-01-18

    On the first Saturday, September 1, Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department is holding fund raising lunch at the department located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City. It is held from noon until 3:00 p.m. EDT. Lunch includes one entree, two vegetables, one side item, bread, dessert and a beverage for an $8 donation. Proceeds help support the department. Everyone is invited.BS35

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  • All day
    Sep-02-18

    Homecoming and decoration at Keener Hill Church of God is Sunday, September 2, at 10:00 a.m. A covered dish lunch is being served at noon. Everyone is welcome for the preaching, singing, and fellowship.BTS35

  • All day
    Sep-02-18

    Come celebrate J.C. (Jr.) Bayless’ 90th birthday on Sunday, September 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fall Creek Falls Community Center. Everyone is invited to come and bring a covered dish.

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  • All day
    Sep-05-18

    Plate lunches are available from the Wheeler Addition Church of God on Wednesday, September 5. On the menu are meatloaf, green beans, butter potatoes, and roll for $7 per plate. They will deliver within the city limits of Pikeville. For ordering, please call the church at 423-447-2075, Sister Diane at 423-304-2202 or Sister Lizzie Herd at 423-447-2551. Plates available beginning at 10:30 a.m. BT34S35

  • All day
    Sep-05-18

    If you currently receive food from the Bledsoe County Food Bank and are in a family of four persons or more, the Food Bank is making a special distribution on Wednesday, September 5. If your regular pickup date is any day in September, you are eligible. Pre-registration and vouchers are required. Stop by the Food Bank before August 29 to get details. New registrations are not eligible for pickup on this day. Please have freezer and refrigerator space available as a large amount of these items will be given out. Only one voucher per family, no pickups for others. Picture identification is required. Open from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. only, first come-first served.

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  • All day
    Sep-07-18

    The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA) is distributing USDA commodities to eligible Bledsoe County residents on Friday, September 7, from noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Bledsoe County Fairgrounds in Pikeville. You must have a card in order to receive commodities on this day. Eligibility is based on total household income not in excess of the State-established maximum percentage of the poverty line for the appropriate household size or category eligibility. You can call the SETHRA office at 447-2444 for more information.BS35

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  • All day
    Sep-09-18

    On September 9, a reunion is being held at Hale Cemetery, also known as Beaver Hill Cemetery, at 1:00 p.m. For information or to donate contact Lois Smith, 2086 Cove Hill Road, Pikeville, TN 37367 or mail to Hale Cemetery Fund, c/o First National Bank, 441 Spring Street, Pikeville, TN 37367. B35-36S36

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  • All day
    Sep-13-18

    The public is invited to come hear about the Cherokee Indians at Red Clay Council Grounds hosted by the Bledsoe County Historical and Genealogical Society on Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bledsoe County Public Library. Erin Medley, manager of Red Clay State Historic Park is the guest speaker. The program is free, the Society asked only that you be seated by 6:30 p.m. in order to not disturb the lecture.BS37

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    Sep-13-18

    A huge multi-family indoor yard sale is being held September 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and September 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Pikeville SDA Church Fellowship Hall, 52 Cumberland Avenue, Pikeville. Antiques, old school desks, household items, clothes, toy books, furniture and more. Proceeds benefit the church. BS37

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  • All day
    Sep-14-18

    Walden’s Ridge Community Center presents Country Music Night on Friday, September 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Admission is $5 per person at the door with children under six admitted free. The center is located at 5364 Dayton Mountain Highway. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy music, food and family friendly entertainment. Concessions provided by Kiuka Fire Department. All proceeds benefit the center and the fire department.BS37

  • All day
    Sep-14-18

    Lake Tansi Village is holding its annual Autumn Leaf Festival & Cruise In on Friday and Saturday, September 14-15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Over 90 artists and crafters, food vendors, the Vietnam Veterans of Crossville, the Sons of the Confederate Veterans Mechanized Calvary, and live music from noon to 2:00 p.m. A pancake breakfast is Saturday at Lake Tansi Village Church from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Cruise In is from noon to 4:00 p.m. There is a KidZone for the kids at the Lake Tansi Village Recreation Center. Wheelchair and power chair accessible. Free admission.BS37

  • All day
    Sep-14-18

    Mt. Crest Volunteer Fire Department is holding its monthly breakfast on Saturday, September 15 from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. The fire department will be open Friday, September 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to accept donations. All proceeds raised go to the upkeep of the fire hall, gas, equipment they use during a fire or setting up for helicopter landings The fire department appreciates your patronage and all proceeds help the department.BS37

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    Sep-15-18

    On Saturday, September 15 Winesap Free Will Baptist Church will open its clothes closet from 9:00 a.m. to 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.BS37

  • All day
    Sep-15-18

    On the third Saturday, September 15, a free lunch is offered at Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department, located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City, from noon to 3:00 p.m. EDT. Lunch includes a light entree, salad, dessert and a beverage. Everyone is invited.BS37

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  • All day
    Sep-16-18

    The annual Oakes reunion is being held Sunday, September 16 at the Fall Creek Falls Community Center. It begins at 11:00 a.m. Please be sure to bring a covered dish, drinks and more. Plates, cups, ice, etc. are furnished. Please come enjoy the day.BTS37

  • All day
    Sep-16-18

    On Sunday, September 16, everyone is invited to Homecoming and Singing at Vandever Baptist Church, 3714 Vandever Road, Crossville. On September 16 at 2:00 p.m., Eddie and Shelia Smith and Vickey Smith Eller are singing. For more information call Pastor Gary Hargis, 931-788-3541; Dexter Smith, 931-337-4454; or Jackie Burgess, 931-788-5751.BS37

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  • All day
    Sep-17-18

    Everyone is invited to revival at Vandever Baptist Church, 3714 Vandever Road, Crossville beginning Monday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. with Bro. Matthew Meeks as the evangelist. For more information call Pastor Gary Hargis, 931-788-3541; Dexter Smith, 931-337-4454; or Jackie Burgess, 931-788-5751.BS37

  • All day
    Sep-17-18

    An Old Fashioned Tent Revival is being held across from 3-Way Market beginning September 17 at 7:00 p.m. Bro. Wayne Sullivan, Bro. Tracy Blankenship and Bro. Johnathan Hankins are going to be preaching. Everyone is invited to come and join them at the 3-way junction of Highway 101 and State Route 30.B35-37S35-38

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  • All day
    Sep-18-18

    Grilled chicken, bread and more is what’s cooking at Open Table this month! Your plate awaits at Pikeville United Methodist Church on Main Street, Tuesday, September 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!BS37

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  • All day
    Sep-21-18

    Better Bledsoe is hosting a Community Health Fair on Main Street in Pikeville from Cumberland Avenue to Cranwell Street on Friday, September 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in partnership with the 4th annual Dentistry from the Heart event. In case of inclement weather, the event will move to First Southern Baptist Church’s Family Ministry Center on Main Street. Come receive information and services provided by 31 different organizations. For questions or more information please contact Brianna Scott at the UT-TSU Extension Office at 447-2451.BS38

  • All day
    Sep-21-18

    A reminder, the Bledsoe County 4-H great Flamingo migration is in full flight. If you would like to help support your local 4-H’ers by participating in the “You’ve Been Flocked Fundraiser,” please contact UT-TSU Extension in Bledsoe County. All donations go to scholarships given to Bledsoe County 4-H’ers attending 4-H Camp in Crossville. The pink birds can be placed on your friend’s yard or business for a donation to the Bledsoe County 4-H Club. The birds will migrate to a yard or business for no longer than 48 hours, at this time they will make their next migration. Don’t wait too long though, the migration will only last for a short time this year. Thank you for participating in the great migration, your sense of humor, and your support is appreciated. Follow the great migration on the UT-TSU Facebook page.BS38

  • All day
    Sep-21-18

    The regular meeting of the Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department, 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City, is held the third Friday of each month starting at 6:00 p.m. EDT. They are in need of volunteer firefighters, and auxiliary support volunteers. All types of donations are welcomed also. Everyone is invited.BS37

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  • All day
    Sep-22-18

    On Saturday, September 22, the Dill School Reunion is being held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the school. A covered dish dinner is being served at 5:00 p.m. Join old friends, remember your school days and make new friends while supporting your community. Share pictures, memories and laughs. Drawing for door prizes follows dinner. If you would like to bring a gift to be used as a door prize, please feel free to do so. Questions, call James or Anna Daggett at 423/802-7545 or 423/702-0673.BTS38

  • All day
    Sep-22-18

    The DeBord Family Reunion is being held at the Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative Training Center, 338 Cumberland Avenue in Pikeville. Make plans now to celebrate and renew family ties. Please bring any pictures or memorabilia you would like to share. Door prizes to be given away. Building opens at 10:30 a.m. and please bring a covered dish for lunch to be served around 12:30 p.m. Plates, napkins and utensils are furnished. Two coolers of canned drinks on ice. For more information call Leroy DeBord at 423-618-1885, Melba D. Hargis at 423-322-1478 or Vivian D. Roberson at (423) 447-2469.BTS37-38

  • All day
    Sep-22-18

    The 15th annual Homesteads Apple Festival is being held Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., September 22-23. Adult admission is $5 and covers both days, plus free admission to the Homestead Tower Museum where you can learn the history of the Cumberland Homesteads New Deal Community, Spinning Yarns Storytelling, Homesteads Apple Festival Crafts & Antiques Show with over 100 exhibitors, the Antique Tractor Show, and live bluegrass, country and gospel concerts. No admission fee for children ages 10 and younger when accompanied by an adult. Handicap parking available and parking is free.BS37

  • All day
    Sep-22-18

    The 2018 Bentley’s Smiles for Miles 5K is September 22 at 8:00 a.m. at Ewtonville Baptist Church in Dunlap. This timed, 5K race has been created to raise money, increase awareness, and provide hope for those affected by SMA (spinal muscular atrophy). Runners, walkers, and rollers are welcome. If you can’t participate in the race, please consider volunteering or just being present to support a great cause. Please join them in their fight for a cure!BTS35

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    Sep-22-18-Sep-23-18

    Homesteads Apple Festival in Crossville is taking applications for artists, craftsmen and authors for the September 22-23 event. Applications can be downloaded at www.cumberlandhomesteads.org/applefest.html or can be requested by calling 931-456-9663. Show is limited to artists and craftsmen who handcraft their merchandise, authors and illustrators of books, and antiques and collectibles (with approval). Application deadline is August 25.BS31

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  • All day
    Sep-23-18

    The Bear Trace Cumberland Mountain facility is the site for the Bledsoe County Fair Association’s golf tournament being held September 23. This is a 4-man select shot scramble with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Cash prizes of $300 to the first place team and $200 to the second place in the first flight, plus first and second place prizes awarded in the second flight. There is a 30 team max and must be registered by September 21. Prizes for longest putt, longest drive, and closest to the pin are to be awarded. Refreshments are provided by the Bledsoe County Fair. Proceeds raised benefit the Bledsoe County Fair Association. Entry fee is $240 per team or $60 per person.BTS38

  • All day
    Sep-23-18

    Homecoming at Cold Springs First Baptist Church is Sunday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. The Casey Oakes Family is singing and Lonnie Walker is preaching during the services. A covered dish meal follows the service. No evening services. Everyone is welcome to come see what God is doing.BS38

  • All day
    Sep-23-18

    Plainview Free Will Baptist Church is hosting a Friends and Family Day on Sunday, September 23. Following the morning service at the church, they are moving to the Fall Creek Falls Community Center on Hwy. #284 for a covered dish lunch, with an afternoon of singing. Featured singers are Bro. Delbert Raines and Sis. Peggy. The singing begins at approximately 2:00 p.m. Please join them for this special day. For more information, please call (423) 881-5374 or (931) 267-2704. B37S38

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  • All day
    Sep-28-18

    The monthly luncheon at the Bledsoe County Senior Center is Friday, September 28 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.BS39

  • All day
    Sep-28-18

    A representative with Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) is going to be at the Bledsoe County Courthouse on Friday, September 28 at 11:00 a.m. If you have legal problems with housing/mortgage/foreclosure, consumer, health/benefits/food stamps, family, unemployment or senior, and qualify for free legal assistance, you can apply for help. Applicants must meet federal poverty and LAET priority guidelines. For more information, please call (423) 756-4013. LAET does not practice criminal law.BS37

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  • All day
    Sep-29-18

    On Saturday, September 29, join Cold Springs First Baptist Church for a fundraiser breakfast from 6:00 to 11:00 a.m. Breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, bacon or sausage, eggs and hashbrowns for $6 per plate. For delivery call 533-2125. Proceeds help the youth at attend Hearts on Fire Youth Conference in November at Pigeon Forge.BS39

  • All day
    Sep-29-18

    The Bledsoe County GOP is having a pancake breakfast on September 29 at the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad building, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Guest speaker is the Honorable Circuit Court Judge Justin Angel, 12th Judicial District. The Bledsoe County Republican Women are preparing breakfast for $6 per plate. All proceeds go to the scholarship fund.BS39

  • All day
    Sep-29-18

    Please join the ladies from the Church of Christ at Mt. Vernon for a SPA (Spiritual Prayer Awakening) Day with speaker Ashley DeBord Smith as they study God’s Word on the power of prayer. The event is being held September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad building on the bypass in Pikeville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch are provided. For more information contact Carla Clendenen at (423) 987-3741.BT38BTS39

  • All day
    Sep-29-18

    The community is invited to the Fall Festival being held at First Southern Baptist Church on Main Street in Pikeville on Saturday, September 29. The fun includes hayrides, s’mores, popcorn, “Dunk a Deacon,” and lots more from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Each child receives a small fall surprise bag. Bring the family and join the fun. B38-39S39

  • All day
    Sep-29-18

    Walden’s Ridge Community Center, 5364 Dayton Mountain Highway, is holding its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 8:00 p.m. Vendors and crafters are invited to set up for free on a first come – first served basis. Music, arts, crafts, quilt show, giveaways, Muddy Pond molasses, bake sales and more are planned. Breakfast bar is from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., and the snack bar starts serving at 10:00 a.m. For more info call (423) 775-0888 or (423) 775-9642.B38S38-39

  • All day
    Sep-29-18

    A benefit is being held September 29 for Stanley Richardson, to help pay for his funeral expenses. The event is from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Bledsoe County Fairgrounds in Pikeville. Planned are a yard sale, hog roast at noon and an auction to follow. Please contact Lisa Roberson at 304-5637, Linda Measles at 881-5983 or Cathy Swafford at 827-7421 if you wish to donate items. No junk please. Meals include BBQ, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, dessert and drink for $7 per plate. Meat skins are $4 per bag and come in BBQ or plain flavors. Hot dogs with a drink are $2.BS38-39

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  • All day
    Sep-30-18

    Evangelist Ronnie Reagan is going to be ministering at Shady Vale Church of God on Sunday, September 30. Morning service begins at 11:00 a.m. and the evening service starts at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and be with the congregation to be blessed by Bro. Reagan’s anointed preaching.BS39

  • All day
    Sep-30-18

    You can sing for someone else’s supper on Sunday, September 30 at the Bledsoe County Ministerial Association’s Sing-spiration to benefit the Bledsoe County Community Food Bank. Already in 2018, the Food Bank has given out over 22 tons of food to hungry families, and the need keeps growing. Currently, the Food Bank’s wish list includes bar soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and canned hams for the holidays. You can donate directly to the Food Bank, or bring items or monetary donations to the Sing-spiration. The Fifth Sunday event is hosted by the Pikeville Seventh-Day Adventist Church, beginning at 6 p.m., with dinner to follow. This event is the first public duty for new Association President Mark Cox, pastor of the host church.BS38

  • All day
    Sep-30-18

    On Sunday, September 30, at noon, members of the Bledsoe County High School Class of 1988 are meeting for their 30-year reunion. They are celebrating at Pavilion 4, beside the Pool Snack Bar) at Fall Creek Falls State Park with a potluck lunch.

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    Sep-30-18

    On Sunday, September 30, at noon, members of the Bledsoe County High School Class of 1988 are meeting for their 30-year reunion. They are celebrating at Pavilion 4, beside the Pool Snack Bar) at Fall Creek Falls State Park with a potluck lunch. B33S34