Area Happenings

Published 3:40 pm Monday, December 11, 2023

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Compiled by Jan Runions 

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• The Town of Tazewell continues its annual curbside pickup of bagged leaves through Dec. 21 for residents. No brush will be picked up – only bagged leaves. Call City Hall at 423-626-5104 to request your pickup.

DEC. 12

• Liberty Missionary Baptist Church begins revival on Dec. 12, starting at 7 p.m. nightly. Assisting will be Rev. Roger Porter, Rev. Darrell Alder and Rev. Matthew Alder. Everyone is welcome to attend. Rev. Jeremy Buchanan, pastor

DEC. 16

• Inner City Slickers 14th Annual Christmas Party will be held on Dec. 16, beginning at 1 p.m. at the New Tazewell National Guard Armory. Those wishing to help make this occasion a resounding success may donate a wrapped or bagged $10 gift earmarked for a girl or boy ages 6 to 16. The drop off site is Reset Games, located in the Rockwood Shopping Center in New Tazewell, just up from Little Caesar’s and the Dollar Tree. The gift drop off deadline is Dec. 6. The event is also in need of volunteers.

DEC. 21

• Powell Valley Electric Cooperative will hold its regular monthly Board of Directors’ meeting on Dec. 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the New Tazewell Office, located at 420 Straight Creek Road.

• Claiborne County Office on Aging services are always free of charge for assistance with LIHEAP (Energy Bills), SNAP (Food Stamps), SHIP (Medicare, Advantage ans, Tenncare etc.), Home Repairs, some medical equipment, Emergency Food, Transportation, COVID 19 vaccine/Booster. The OOA Director Tammy Austin has been trained through AIRS and holds a certification as a Resource Specialist. Please call Austin with all questions or needs at: 423-259-3395 (office) or 865-599-1496 (cell).