News notes for March 22

News notes for March 22

Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:01 pm

WCEC to meet

The Weakley County Extension Committee will meet Wednesday, March 23 at the Farm Bureau Building in Dresden at 8 a.m. A light breakfast will be provided and the meeting will conclude by 9 a.m.

This meeting will focus on the recent UT Extension staffing plan and on future implications for the Weakley County staff.

Please notify our office if you cannot attend.


Gospel singing

set for Sunday

“With Willing Hearts Quartet” will be singing at Cypress Creek Baptist Church in Martin at 11 a.m., Sunday, March 26. Everyone is invited.



Orientation set

for freshmen

at Westview

Parent and student orientation for incoming freshmen to Westview will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 27 in the school’s theater.

Students, with the assistance of parents and school staff, will declare a path and focus while in high school. It is important that we all work together to develop the program that best correlates with each student’s capabilities and future goals.

The school encourages parents and future Westview students to attend this important orientation. For questions, contact Mrs. Holmes at 587-4202.


Corinth Baptist

to hold revival

Corinth Baptist Church will hold revival services March 27-April 1. Bro. Dewayne Thomas, pastor of Victory Baptist Church will be the evangelist. Service times will be 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Thurman Penick is pastor and Eddie Simmons, minister of music.

The church is located at 327 Corinth Rd., one mile from the Sharon-Dresden Highway in Sharon.

A nursery will be provided.


JSCC plans

Chess tournament

Students at Jackson State Community College are planning a life-sized chess tournament on March 29 at noon in the quad. The college’s Chess Club is hosting the event as a free exhibition for the general public.

The tournament will begin at noon with volunteers acting as human chess pieces dressed in costume. Four players from the JSCC Chess Club and/or the Jackson Chess Club will participate in the four-round knockout tournament directing the human chess pieces around a life-sized chess board.

The purpose of the tournament is to increase knowledge and interest in the game of chess. Everyone is invited to view this free tournament. In case of rain, the tournament will take place in the school’s gymnasium.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Jim Borkowski at (731) 424-3520 x534 or e-mail


Author, historian

speaks at library

Ernest R. Pounds, noted author and historian, will be at the Dr. Nathan Porter Library in Greenfield on Wednesday, March 30, from 10 a.m. until noon.   Pounds will be in the library to visit and sign copies of his newest book:  “An Early History of Gibson County, Tennessee and its communities.”  He is also the author of “Tennessee’s Last Kingdom—A History of the Kingdom of Skullbonia and Bradford, Tennessee—Doodle Soup Capital of the World.”


Phi Kappa Phi

banquet, ceremony

slated for April 5

The University of Tennessee at Martin Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will initiate the newest members at 6 p.m., April 5. The initiation ceremony will be held in Rooms 206ABC of Boling University Center. The banquet will follow the ceremony at 6:30 p.m., in Duncan Ballroom of the university center.

The banquet will honor juniors, seniors and faculty members for their academic excellence at UT Martin. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Roberto Mancusi, assistant professor of music. Banquet tickets are on sale at the Information Desk of Boling University Center for $17 per person.  

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was founded more than 100 years ago and is America’s oldest all-discipline college honor society. It awards more than $700,000 each year to outstanding members for further academic study.

For more information, contact Mary Carpenter, PKP public relations officer, at 731-881-7070 or    

TTC McKenzie

to start course

Tennessee Technology Center at McKenzie will be starting a course in Green Electronics in May. The course incudes Solar and Wind Energy, Fuel Cells, Fiber Optics, AC/DC Theory, Copper Networking and more. Tuition and fee assistance are available to students that qualify.

For more information call (731) 352-7506.



wcp 3/22/11

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