News notes for Feb. 24
Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011 4:01 pm
to be in concert
There will be a concert featuring Scott Chadwick on Friday Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at New Home Baptist Church, Martin. A love offering for a local mission project will be received.
Women to meet
The Republican Women will have their monthly Bring-A-Dish business meeting this Saturday, Feb. 26 at noon at the headquarters. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Sign-up for Sharon Park Summer Program will be held at Sharon School gym on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Saturday March 5 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and Tuesday, March 8 from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Failure to sign-up on one of these dates may result in your child not being placed on a team for the summer.
The program is for boys age 9-15 years of age. Age is figured on how old he is on April 30. It is also for girls age 9-16 years of age. Age is figured on how old she is on Dec. 31, 2010.
Entry fee for little league and 14 and under softball is $30 and for 16 and under softball is $35.
Entry forms will also be available at Sharon City Hall until Thursday, March 10 at 4 p.m.
For more information, call Bill Bostwick at 456-2031.
CAP SAREX (Search and Rescue Exercise) – The Everett-Stewart Squadron in Union City will host a Group Four SAREX on the Feb. 26. Focus of activity will be training for execution of the NMSZ (New Madrid Zone) Air Plan. The briefing will begin at 9 a.m. departure at 4:30 p.m.. (This SAREX was originally scheduled at another airport and for some reason had to be moved at the last minute).
set for community
A community-wide prayer service of unity and hope with be held at 6:30 p.m., March 1 at First Baptist Church, 500 E. Church St., Union City.
First Baptist Church-Union City invites Goodyear employees/retirees and their families, union leadership, community business leaders, area mayors and council members, community church pastors and church leadership and anyone interested in the community to be a part of this service.
There will be a community-wide unity choir, directed by Steve Russell. The choir will practice at 5:45 p.m.
to UT Martin
The Congress-to-Campus Program is coming to the University of Tennessee at Martin, March 3-4, as part of the university’s annual Institute for Civic Engagement Sculpting Summit.
Former U.S. Reps. Bill Burlison (Missouri) and Nick Smith (Michigan) will speak at the Forum on Public Service from 7:15-8:30 p.m., March 3, in Room 206 of Boling University Center. The topic will be the role public service plays in a democratic society. They will offer insights as former members of Congress. Burlison served from 1969-1981, and Smith, from 1993-2005. The free event is open to the public.
The Congress-to-Campus Program sends bipartisan pairs of former members of Congress – one Democrat and one Republican – to visit college, university and community college campuses around the country. During the course of two days, the former members conduct classes, hold forums and meet informally with students and faculty. The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress created the Congress-to-Campus Program in an effort to improve college students’ understanding of Congress and American government and to encourage them to consider careers in public service. Beginning in 1996, the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership partnered with the association to assist in managing the program.
The ICE?Sculpting event will also include several other sessions for the campus community.
For more information, contact Dr. Mike McCullough, UT Martin ICE director, at 731-881-7325.
Women’s History Month Luncheon
The University of Tennessee at Martin Faculty Women’s Club will host its annual Women’s History Month luncheon at 11:30 a.m., March 10, in Room 206ABC, Boling University Center.
Jenna Wright, Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages interim chair, will be the speaker. Wright will read excerpts from “Past and Future Silence: A Woman’s Search for Hope,” a memoir she is writing that incorporates her search for voices in the silence she experiences after the deaths of both her only daughter (a child of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital) and her mother. This memoir explores Wright’s relationship with her mother and daughter and the impact of their deaths on her as a woman – an only child – living in the South, where family is often alluded to as the number one institution.
Tickets for the luncheon are $12 and may be purchased by March 2 at the university center information desk, Vicki’s Designer Touch, downtown Martin, or contact Georgia Baskett, 731-881-7079, firstname.lastname@example.org; Carla Field, 731-587-3522, email@example.com; or Penny Moser, 731-588-5766, firstname.lastname@example.org.
to be sold
More than 50 purebred Angus bulls and SimAngus bulls will be sold at the University of Tennessee Junior Bull Test Sale hold on Thursday, March 10 at noon at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center. Having recently completed the 84-day gain test, these bulls have met strict qualifications in average daily weight gain. This class gained an average of more than five pounds per day, with the high-gaining bull putting on an average of 6.31 pounds per day. In addition to weight gain performance, these bulls are also monitored for reproductive soundness.
For catalogs and additions information, contact Dr. F. David Kirkpatrick at (865) 974-7294 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Rose of Sharon
The Sharon School PTO will sponsor the Rose of Sharon Pageants on March 12 at the Sharon School Gym. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the pageant begins at 10 a.m. There will be 30 minutes between each age group. Fees are $20 for the beauty and $30 for all categories.
For more information call 456-2672 or 456-2366.