News Notes for January 6

News Notes for January 6

Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 9:52 am

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Senior Center holds

dance classes

The Dresden Senior Citizen Center will be sponsoring dance classes every Tuesday night from 7-8 p.m., starting Jan. 11. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $3 per person. Liz Sadler will be the instructor.


Commodity food 

to be distributed

Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, will be distributing commodity foods on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 12-13 at the Agency Central Office at 231 South Wilson Street, Dresden. 

Distribution will be between the hours of 8 a.m.-1 p.m. If your last name begins with L-Z, you will come on Wednesday, Jan. 12 and if your name begins with A-K, you will come on Thursday, Jan. 13.

Everyone picking up commodities must have a Bright Orange ID card. We will not take applications on the day the commodities are distributed. There will be no numbers given out before 7 a.m. Everyone is also asked to bring boxes.

Commodity distribution is a first-come, first-served based program. Please be aware that due to a shortage of inventory of some food that is on hand, you may not receive the same number of items as someone else in the event a food item runs out.

NWTEDC is an EOE and does not discriminate in services to clients on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, national origin or disabilities.

For more information on the Commodity Food Program, contact Lottie Cooper, County Service Manage, at 364-2272 or go by the Northwest County Service Center at 231 South Wilson Street, Dresden.

Please bring boxes!


Weight loss

program set

There will be a free informational meeting introducing the PRISM Weight Loss Program at Greenfield United Methodist, 105 N. Church St., Greenfield, 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. Prism is a non-denominational program intent on communicating principals for change in the eating behavior of those who would like to lose weight and become healthier. These principles are based on truth, hope, and encouragement to promote understanding, strength and discipline. The program is based on Biblical principles for direction in all aspects of administration, business, teaching and program content. Thousand of lives have been transformed through PRISM and yours can be, too.

Program costs are $55 for Phase 1 which will last 6-8 weeks and $45 for each following phase in which you choose to participate. All necessary program materials are provided within these costs. For further information, contact 235-2722.


Pageant planned

Miss Snowflake Pageant, sponsored by Milan Band Parents Assoc., will be held Jan. 15 at Milan High School Band Room. Doors open at 4 p.m. The pageant begins with 0-12 months at 5 p.m. and is open to girls from 0-21 years.

For questions or information contact Bridget Renfroe, pageant coordinator, at or (731) 414-1770.


Learn how to

make most of

business time

Time is an asset that is often neglected. A seminar planned by the University of Tennessee at Martin Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and Tennessee Small Business Development Center will help you and/or your employees make the most of your business time.


Weight loss

program set


The seminar is slated for noon-2 p.m., Jan. 19, in the South Fulton Municipal Complex, Harvey Vick Room. It is offered in partnership with the Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce. The cost is $10, and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. Registration is required by Jan. 14. Go to or call 731-479-7029 or 731-587-7333.


Valentine dance

set for Jan. 27

A Valentine dance will be held at the Dresden Senior Citizen Center at 589 Evergreen St., from 7-10 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 27. Admission will be $5. There will be door prizes and refreshments will be available. The dance will feature Larry Frye Band.


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