News Notes

News Notes

Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:28 am

TTC holds
The Tennessee Technology Center, W. J. Neese Campus in Paris will hold its 2010 fall graduation at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 15 in the gymnasium at Henry County High School, 315 S. Wilson St., Paris. The keynote speaker will be Lennies McFerren, Henry County High School principal.
The Tennessee Technology Center offers 11 full-time technical programs and serves Henry, Benton, Carroll, Stewart and Weakley counties.
Those receiving diplomas/certificates from Weakley County are as follows:
Gleason: Melissa Maynard, Business Systems Technology; Pamela Bray, Business Systems Technology (RODP); Josiah Johnathan Barnes, Computer Information Technology; Billy Hodges, Gina Hodges and Candace Simpson, Practical Nursing.
Dresden: Tiffany LeAnn Owens, Business Systems Technology; Dakota Beal, Collision Repair Technology; Phillip Filtz, Computer Information Technology; Ryan Adams, Anna Susan Cravens, Kay Houston, Lonnie Jarred and Logan B. Williams, Practical Nursing.
Martin: Kristi Ashmore, Tamika Bailey, Erica Burnette, Candace Marie Crumby, Alya Hamilton, Chasity Stafford, Practical Nursing; and Jason Alexander, Residential Building Maintenance.
Greenfield: Christa M. Lancaster and Toni Paschall, Practical Nursing.

Sidonia Depart.
plans fundraiser
The Sidonia Fire Department Fundraiser will be held from 4-8 p.m., Oct 16.
There will be live music with performances by Nothin Fancy, Thorns of Glory, Stormy Montana and Sudden Thoughts. There will also be an air jump for kids.
Hamburgers, chips and drinks will be available for purchase.
Donations on a quilt to be given away will be $1 a ticket or $3 for 5 tickets. The quilt will be given away on Nov. 7 at the fire department’s Thanksgiving dinner.
For more information call 973-4455.

Animal group
plans event
Reviving the Rescue, Weakley County’s new animal advocacy group, is hosting an event this Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. Come join us at PAW FEST, a celebration of our furry friends! Free food, free music, and plenty of pet playtime! Dress up your pets for Halloween, and come help us support animal rights in Weakley County. The event is located at the Country Pet Resort and Spa at 440 Rushing Road in Martin. Call 731-819-7125 for more information, or find us on Facebook.

Miles Chapel
holds revival
Miles Chapel Church will hold revival services Oct. 18-20. The speaker will be Pastor Paul Jenkins. There will be a devotional at 6:30 p.m. and services will begin at 7 p.m. There will be different singers each evening.
Church chairman is Bob Smith.

Harris Station
plans open house,
Harris Station United Methodist Church will have an open house and dedication of the church’s renovations in memory of Tom Simon at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17.
District Superintendent Dr. Steve Cavit will bring the message. Church pastor is R. K. Kane.
A fellowship meal will follow the dedication in the fellowship hall.
Everyone is invited to attend.

Broadway Baptist
plans Harvest Day
Broadway Baptist Church, 192 Haygood Road, Martin will have Harvest Day on Sunday, Oct. 17.
There will be Sunday school at 9:45 followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m.
A fellowship meal will follow morning worship service. Singing featuring “With Willing Hearts” will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend.

Youth League
Registration for the 2nd through 8th grade participants of Martin Parks and Recreation Youth League Basketball Program will be held Oct. 18-Oct. 29 during regular office hours (Mon.-Fri.-7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and l-4 p.m.
Registration will take place at our office at 109 University Street. The registration fee this year will be $30. There will be an additional insurance fee of $6 if your child is not covered by accident coverage. This coverage can also be purchased as supplemental insurance.
Practices will begin the week of Nov. 8 with all divisions beginning their season on Jan. 8, 2011.
For more information contact the department at 587-6784.

Youth League
New this year! Martin Parks and Recreation has revamped the Instruction
League. It will consist of 2nd and 3rd graders. The object of this league is to provide children with instruction and knowledge of the game of basketball while participating in 5-on-5 action.
Registration will take place Oct. 18-29 at the Parks office located at
109 University Street during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) The registration fee this year will be $30; there will be an additional insurance fee of $6 if your child is not covered by accident coverage. This coverage can also be purchased as supplemental insurance.
Practices will begin the week of Nov. 8 with the season starting on Jan. 8, 2011. For more information contact the department at 5S7-6784.

Employee Chapter
to hold meeting
The Tennessee State Employee Association Chapter will meet Oct. 19 at the Kountry Kitchen on Hwy. 22 in Dresden. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the meeting to start at 7 p.m. All current state employees and retirees are encouraged to attend to hear the 2011 Legislative agenda including proposed pay increase to be requested. Higher education support staff needs to attend to hear of the changes proposed for them. For questions or more information call 352-7541 after 5 p.m.

Hunters for Hungry
plan fish dinner
Weakley County Hunters for the Hungry will be holding their second annual fish dinner from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19 at O’Allison’s Restaurant in Greenfield.
Adult buffet will be $10 and children under 10 will be $5.
Donations will also be accepted at this time. All proceeds will be used to feed the needy of Weakley County.
For more information all Kim or Jason Overton at 235-0590.

Crop to
cure cancer
The Friends of Coffee Break Tours Relay for Life Team in Martin invite you to join them for scrapbooking as they “Crop to Cure Cancer” on Saturday Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Interfaith Center on the UTM campus, 312 Lovelace Street. Snacks, beverages, lunch and supper will be provided. Venders will be on site and scrapbooking classes will be offered. You might also win a door prize. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To make your reservation or for more information call Elizabeth at 587-2045 or (731) 636-0423.

looking for Community Representatives
World Heritage, a non-profit student exchange program, is seeking volunteers to serve as area representatives in your local community. World Heritage offers qualified students from around the world, between the age of 15 and 18, the opportunity to spend a high school year or semester in the United States with a host family. WI-Ts area representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible!
Area representatives recruit and screen potential host families, supervise the exchange students in their community, organize activities with the students throughout the year and provide support to host families, students and schools. Area representatives receive compensation covering their expenses incurred for each student placed and supervised.
Imagine the world of peace and greater understanding. Imagine yourself as part of the solution! Today’s teens are tomorrow’s parents, international business people and possibly even future political leaders! Share your corner of America by helping a foreign teen experience life in your area I
For more information call us at (800) 888-9040 or email us at

Secret City Fall Color Excursion Train Rides – Oak Ridge – Enjoy the incredible beauty of East Tennessee’s fall colors. Contact: (865) 241-2140,
Spooky Llama Trails and Tales — Chuckey – Take a storytelling hayride through a llama farm hearing the Cherokee legend of the “Wendigo.”  The llama trails will take you through a pasture of over 45 llamas, and then entering the woods with spooky interactive scenes of a Wendigo cave, a wood hag, scarecrow, tree troll and much more. Contact: (423) 257-2875
Needles-N-Pins Annal Quilt and Craft Show  – Bethel Springs – Handmade items including quilts, crafts, baked goods, baby items and decorative items will be featured. CONTACT: (731) 934-4541,
Webb School Arts and Crafts Festival – Bell Buckle – A juried art and craft show featuring clay, metal, basket weaving and more. Enjoy food from around the world, storytellers and musical entertainment. Contact: (931) 389-9663,
12th Annual Fall Folklore Jamboree — Milan – More than 120 traditional folk artists, local bluegrass and gospel groups will be part of the jamboree. Enjoy demonstrations including traditional skills such as soap making, black smithing, weaving, quilting and more. CONTACT:  (731) 686-8067,
Hatchie Fall Fest –Brownsville– Historic Court Square will offer local and regional entertainment, children’s activities and crafts, food, contests and more. CONTACT: (731) 780-5144,
JACK DANIEL’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP INVITATIONAL BARBECUE — Lynchburg –This event has been called the most prestigious barbecue competition in the world. CONTACT: (931) 759-6332,
7th Annual Tennessee History Festival – Nashville – Costumed interpreters from every era in Tennessee’s history will be on hand demonstrating techniques, military tactics, cooking demonstrations and other period trades. A special performance will be presented inside the amphitheater. CONTACT: (615) 741-5280,

MOUNTAIN MAKINS’ FESTIVAL – Morristown –  Experience this folk life celebration of the Appalachian traditions through music, dance, juried crafts, fine art, demonstrators of traditional crafts, Appalachian storytelling, regional authors, children’s activities, 8K run/walk, food and more. The festival is housed in and around Rose Center, an 1892 school building now serving as an historical museum and cultural arts center. CONTACT: Sharon Pritchard, (423) 581-4330,

OCTOBER 28 – 29
2nd ANNUAL UPPER CUMBERLAND GOSPEL MUSIC SPECTACULAR – Cookeville –The event will take place at the Cookeville Community Center and begins at 7 p.m. each night. CONTACT: (931) 256-0777

AUSSIE FALL FEST CHILLIN’ & GRILLIN – Greeneville – Features an arts and crafts show, storytelling, entertainment stage, beauty pageant, food.  “Battle of the Bluegrass Bands” and more.  CONTACT: Greene County Partnership, (423) 638-4111,

PUMPKINFEST – Franklin – fall festival with arts & crafts, children’s costume contest and activities, chili cook-off and music. CONTACT: (615) 591-8500,


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