News notes for Feb. 22

News notes for Feb. 22

Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:02 pm

MMS offers

school help

Martin Middle School is currently offering after school help every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Any MMS student that is having trouble in any subject is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.  Snacks are provided prior to beginning study sessions and teachers are available to help students with their work.  This program is planned to run through at least April and may be extended through the end of the school year.  Parents with questions about the program can call the school at 587-2346 or email Sandy Bigham at


DUI Checkpoint set

The Martin Police Department will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint on Friday Feb. 23 between the hours of 2-3 a.m. The checkpoint will be located on University Street. The Martin Police Department is joining with the Governors Highway Safety Office and other police agencies across Tennessee and the United States to increase DUI awareness and decrease DUI offenses as a part of the “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. Crackdown “ campaign. As always the Martin Police Department reminds motorists to buckle up and drive safely.


Meridian Cemetery  Assoc. to meet

The Meridian Cemetery Association meeting will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 9 a.m. at the Meridian Church, located 7 miles east of Greenfield on Meridian Road.

Any interested parties are urged to attend. Bids for mowing the cemetery will be accepted at this meeting or prior bids may be
submitted to Joe W. Stout, 410 Fairlane Dr., Greenfield TN.  For details and bidding contact by phone at 731-235-3562.


Korean class

starts March 21

The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies is offering a Korean Language and Culture class, from 6-7:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays from March 21-May 12. The instructor is Jisun Collier, and the registration fee is $50.

Korean Language and Culture is designed for beginners with no or little prior background knowledge of Korean. Course content includes:  Korean alphabet, greetings, basic conversation, songs and cultural differences. Students will learn Korean writing, pronunciation and how to use simple expressions.

For a complete list of spring 2011 non-degree programs or to register for a non-degree program, visit the ECOS Web site at: or call ECOS at 731-881-7082.


Deadline for Notes

Please submit your news notes to the Weakley County Press either by e-mail at, by mail at P.O. Box 410, Martin TN 38237, by fax at (731) 587-3147 or dropped off at the office at 235 Lindell St., Martin, no later than by 3 p.m. on Friday for Tuesday’s edition or by 3 p.m. Tuesday for Thursday edition.

wcp 2/22/11

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