MHS PROJECT GRADUATION TO MEET
McKenzie High School’s Project Graduation meets Wednesday, October 4 at 8:15 p.m. in the middle school library. Please enter through the back door of the library.
LONG HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH FALL BIBLE CONFERENCE
Long Heights Baptist Church, McKenzie, will host Fall Bible Conference on Sunday, October 15 at 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday, October 16-18 at 7 p.m. Guest speakers include Dr. Don Whitt, Dr. Bob Reccord, Dr. Kevin Hamm and Rev. Jeff W. Crook. For more information, call 731352-2372.
BRUCETON’S MUSIC IN THE PARK
Bruceton’s Music in the Paris is Saturday, October 7 from 12-4 p.m. in the park at Bruceton Memorial Park. Bring your own lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy the music of A Touch of Gray, The Mitchell Family Group, Kassidy Hedge, and Twin City Community Church Worship Band. There will be surprises throughout the day. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Central High Project Graduation and Bruceton First United Methodist Church. This free event is sponsored by the Bruceton Woman’s Club. We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 7!
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-BRUCETON TRUNK OR TREAT
First Baptist Church-Bruceton is having their annual Trunk or Treat Wednesday, October 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The fun-filled event features music, games, bouncy house, cake walk and Trunk and Treat. No admission fee and everyone is invited! For more information, call Jan Price at 586-7119.
HUNTINGDON HEALTH AND REHAB HEALTH CARE FAIR
Huntingdon Health and Rehab, 635 High Street, is hosting a community health care fair Friday, October 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be free screenings, health displays, games, and prize drawings!
HUNTINGDON HEALTH AND REHAB COSTUME CONTEST
Huntingdon Health and Rehab is calling all ghost, goblins, and spooks to their costume contest Friday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. The age categories are as follows: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Prizes are awarded to each winner. Trick-ortreating is also available for kids 12 and under.
PARIS, HENRY COUNTY OPERATION CHRISTMAS
Paris and Henry County is holding an Operation Christmas. Their mission is to provide Christmas gifts to children that have families that are facing financial hardships during the holidays. They also provide for the treasured elderly who have no family around for the holidays. You can donate items for Christmas packages for the children and the elderly by placing new and gently used items into a drop box at T.A.R.P. located at 1027 Mineral Wells Avenue in Paris. Elves are needed to help with wrapping and the party. Santa will be giving out gifts.
Gifts and collection suggestions are as follows: Youth — toys, games, basketballs, footballs, dolls, mittens and gloves; Adolescents — socks, under garments, t-shirts, tank tops, toiletries (lotion, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste), sprays (Bath and Body Works type for girls, AXE for boys), nail polish, shampoo and conditioner sets, make up (eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara), ear buds, and books; Seniors — fleece blankets, boxes of cards, lotion, combs, brushes, socks, gloves, hats, blankets, gowns or pajama bottoms, and denture supplies; General Supplies — wrapping paper, tape, scissors, and shoe boxes. For more information contact Dora at 731-644-0026.
BENEFIT FOR DEMITRI BURNETTE
A benefit for Demitri Burnette is Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Save-a-Lot in McKenzie. They will be selling ribeye steak sandwiches, chips and a drink for $7. Demitri was diagnosed with ALS Leukemia. He is the son of Adam and Patricia Burnette.
GREATER ENON FALL REVIVAL
Fall Revival at Greater Enon M.B. Church is October 2-5 at 7 p.m. nightly. Monday night will be Pastor Arthur Hanna from St. John 2, Denmark, Tennessee. Tuesday is Pastor Dennis Trull of First Baptist Church of McKenzie. Wednesday night is Pastor James Farmer, Jr. of Historic Woodland M.B. Church. Thursday is Rev. Terry Fuller of Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Atwood. Please come out and worship with us each night.
VFW RIBEYE SANDWICH SALE
VFW Post 4939 will sell ribeye sandwiches with a drink for $6 on Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
VFW ANNUAL CAR SHOW
VFW Post 4939’s annual car show is Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the post. Join us for some fun. For more information, call 731-352-9976.
NATIONAL GUARD REUNION
The third annual reunion for members of the Tennessee Army National Guard is Saturday, October 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Old County Store at Casey Jones Village in Jackson. Welcome are members of CO C4/109 Armor, DET1, CO A 230 Engineers, 2998 Engineer Bridge Co, and Troop C/1/278 ACR. Everyone is responsible for their own meal. Call Mark Justice at 731-784-0247 or Billy Burns at 731-613-0762.
FREE MOVIE AT HUNTINGDON COURT THEATRE
Holy Family Catholic Church of Huntingdon will sponsor a free movie, The Letters, at the Court Theater on October 5 at 7 p.m. The movie is about the life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Discover the secret struggles of a person who is the perfect example of how all Christians should respond to the world around us. It’s free, so bring friends!
SKYWARN STORM SPOTTER TRAINING CLASS
Skywarn Storm Spotter Training classes are Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Emergency Operations Center, 210 Norandal Drive, Huntingdon (on the campus of Carroll County Jail).
It is for anyone interested in learning about spotting tornadoes or severe storms, and want to better protect their families and members of their community.
The Skywarn program is presented by the National Weather Service and is free of charge.
MACEDONIA COMMUNITY CENTER CAKE WALK
Macedonia Community Center is hosting a cake walk on October 6. Bring the family for food, fun, and a live band. Hamburgers and hotdogs, 5:30 p.m. Cakewalk begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds go toward the new building.
CHRIST LUTHERAN RUMMAGE SALE, CRAFT BAZAAR
Christ Lutheran Church, 3235 Highway 79, Paris, will host a rummage sale and craft bazaar on Thursday, October 5 from 3-6 p.m. and Friday, October 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be crafts, household items, seasonal items, furniture, tools, books, clothing and more.
DRESDEN CITY WIDE YARD SALE
Dresden City Wide Yard Sale is October 7, 2017. Everyone is welcome to participate and it’s free to register your address at Dresden City Hall. You may stop by Dresden City Hall or call 731364-2270 to register. Deadline to register is Tuesday, October 3 by 4 p.m. We will print your address on the city wide yard sale map. Maps will be available Friday October 6. For more information, please call 731-364-2270 or text Nancy Jarred 731-514-8761. For updates, visit our Facebook page “Dresden City Wide Yard Sale.”
MCKENZIE CITY WIDE YARD SALE
McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale is October 14, 2017. Everyone is welcome to participate and it’s free to register your address at McKenzie City Hall. You may stop by or call 731-352-2332 to register. We will print your address on the city wide yard sale map. Deadline to register is Monday, October 9 by 4 p.m. For more information, please call McKenzie City Hall 731-352-2332 or text Nancy Jarred at 731-514-8761. For updates, please visit or Facebook page “McKenzie City Wide Yard Sale.”
MINERALS DAY 2017
Gleason Downtown Revitalization Committee is hosting Mineral Day 2017 on October 6 from 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. at Mike Snider Park (506 N. Cedar Street) in Gleason. The event is 100 % FREE to the general public. During the day there will be Mine Tours; Heavy Equipment; Mining Presentations along with Drawings; Door Prizes; Giveaways; Hotdogs; Drinks and Concessions. For more information contact Charles Anderson 731-695-5753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCKENZIE COUNCIL MEETING RESCHEDULED
The McKenzie City Council meets Thursday, October 5 at 6 p.m. instead of October 12.
COTTON FESTIVAL PAGEANT
The annual Cotton Festival Pageant is Saturday, October 7 at the West Carroll Primary School in McLemoresville. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and will continue throughout the pageant. Pageant begins at 11 a.m. The entry fee is $15. For more information, message Celena Shaw on Facebook of call 731-234-3045.
TERRY COMMUNITY PARK ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION
The Terry Community Park tenth annual Halloween Trickor- Treat and Haunted Hayride Celebration is the Cedar Grove/ Lavinia area is Saturday, October 14 at Terry Park on Parker Store Road.
Trick-or-Treat hayrides with Disney and cartoon characters giving out candy at ten or more stops on a six-mile ride begin at 3 p.m. and end at dark. $5.
Haunted hayrides begin at dark. The last trailer leaves the park at 11 p.m. Six miles of horror, thrills and unexpected ghosts and goblins. $5.
Games are at the park from 3 p.m. until dark. Cake and Gift Walk, some items auctioned.
There will be entertainment at the park until approximately 10-11 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be served until midnight. Fish dinner with all trimmings, drink and dessert is $10 from 4-8 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by October 1. Call 731987-2904 or 731-793-2904.
Proceeds from this event benefit the park.
UPCOMING ‘PICNIC AT THE PARK’ EVENTS
Events begin at 11 a.m. and are at Mulberry Park unless otherwise noted.
October 14 — Pumpkin Painting October 28 — Halloween Party November 18 — Potluck Community Lunch at Webb School December 16 — Potluck Community Lunch at Webb School
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR AT MES
A Scholastic Book Fair is in the McKenzie Elementary School library from October 2-6. A special Family Night is Thursday, October 5 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. All parents who attend can register for prizes to be given away.
MES will also participate in the All For Books program. Students can bring $1 to school and his/her name will be placed on the library wall. All money received will be used to purchase new books for the library. Scholastic will match all money received to assist libraries that have suffered from natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes.
Please support MES and attend the Scholastic Book Fair. For more information, contact Mrs. Carol Nanney at MES, 352-5272.
SCOTT STEWART CORN HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP FUNDRAISER
This first cornhole tournament fundraising event for Scott Stewart, who suffers from lifethreatening ALS, is October 21 on the Gleason School parking lot. Along with the tournament, the event will feature concessions, door prizes and a silent auction. Teams must consist of two players. If you do not have a partnerplayer, the organizers can make the team match on the day of the tournament.
The cost to play is $10, registered before October 18, and $15 until day of event. All sales derived from concession sales of hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy go to Scott and his medical expenses. Baked goods donations are welcome for the silent auction. A competition style set of Tennessee Volunteer football cornhole boards with bags made by Stacy Collins highlights the auction. To book your competition teams, contact Cruz Legens at 731-514-8902.
INMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS
On Saturday, October 28 from noon-10 p.m., Inman Middle School Parent Action Committee (PAC) presents Escape the Mad Scientist Fundraiser at the school cafeteria entrance with teams of 6-12 players participating. Cost is $15 per person. On Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the third annual IMS Holiday Market will be held inside Inman Middle School Gym located at 400 Harrison Street, Paris. Join us for a day of wonderful Christmas shopping and family entertainment. Also, a Christmas-themed Frozen Elf On A Shelf Fundraiser for teams of 6 to 12 players will be in the Escape Room that afternoon. Cost is $15 per person.
LONG HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH PERISHABLE FOOD GIVEAWAY
Long Heights Baptist Church Perishable Food Giveaways are on the second and fourth Wednesday night each month at 8 p.m. at the church located at 260 Old Paris Road in McKenzie.
MCKENZIE INDUSTRIAL BOARD MEETS MONTHLY
McKenzie Industrial Board meets the second Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., in the former railroad depot building.
PING PONG AT MCKENZIE FARMERS MARKET
Come to the McKenzie Farmers Market, 2451 Cedar Street, every Monday at 6 p.m. for Ping Pong. Beginners and experts are welcome, just show up with a paddle. There is no cost.
WATER AEROBICS RETURNS TO BETHEL POOL
Water aerobics has returned to Bethel pool each Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.
OVERCOMERS SUPPORT GROUP
Overcomers is a support group to help individuals and families overcome and manage addiction, anger, depression, codependency and alcoholism. Overcomers meet every Tuesday night at Overflow Church from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For more information, contact Cruz Legens at 731-514-8902 or Erin Legens at 731-514-9255.
AA MEETINGS AT MCKENZIE HOSPITAL
McKenzie Regional Hospital is sponsoring Alcoholic Anonymous on Sundays, 8-9 and Wednesdays, 8-9. For information, phone Robert H. at 731-418-2772 or George P. at 731-418-2243.
MCKENZIE-CARROLL COUNTY UNITED NEIGHBORS
United Neighbors is accepting summer clothing at this time. Please be sure those are clean and in good condition. If the bin is full, please take items to other donation boxes.
Food: crackers, cereal, ravioli, spaghetti noodles, and evaporated milk.
Personal Hygiene: Deodorant, toothpaste and brushes, bar soap and shampoo.
Assistance and shopping are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday. The store is closed Wednesday afternoon and Friday-Sunday.
Call 352-0547 with any questions. Donation hours: during store hours. Please no glass or boxes in the bin. Do not leave items outside!