PAWS FOR A CAUSE 5K
The Paws for a Cause 5K series in McKenzie is Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m.-Noon at the city park, 570 Como Street. This family/ dog friendly event is a must have on your racing/walking calendar. This 5K will benefit the Carroll County Humane Society. Bring your dogs, on a leash, and help support CCHS, get some exercise and have some fun!
All registrants receive a custom finishers medal and T-shirt along with some great swag. Most importantly, you will be helping to raise funds for CCHS and help support its mission. Get all the details and register at www.pfac5k.run.
Paws for a Cause 5K benefits local animal welfare charities across the country. Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and their Vodka for Dog People program, the event series brings communities together for a day of fun, all in support of our furry friends.
MCKENZIE’S ANNUAL CHOCOLATE TOUR
McKenzie’s annual Chocolate Tour is Friday, February 3. Tickets are $5 and will be sold in advance. Ticket holders will vote for the best chocolates, and the winners will be recognized. To participate or for more information, call Jennifer Waldrup at 731-352-2292.
DICAMBA TRAINING REQUIRED FOR 2018
The University of Tennessee Extension Service- Carroll County is hosting three Dicamba trainings in February. Dates and times are as follows; Monday, February 5, 8:30 a.m., 6 p.m., and Thursday, February 15, 8:30 a.m. All training is at the Carroll County Office Complex.
Anyone applying Dicamba in 2018 is required to have a restricted use pesticide card, complete the 2018 Dicamba Training,have their pesticide card and 2018 Dicamba Completion Certificate with them when applying Dicamba and follow all the rules and regulations that apply to Dicamba usage.
Cost for the training is $25.00. Please feel free to contact the Carroll County Extension Office at 731-986-1976 with questions. The University of Tennessee Extension Office offers its programs to all eligible participants and does not discriminate.
MCKENZIE SCHOOL BOARD FEBRUARY MEETING RESCHEDULED
The McKenzie Special School District Board of Education monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 6 had be changed to Thursday, February 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the board office at 114 Bell Avenue.
MCKENZIE-CARROLL COUNTY UNITED NEIGHBORS
United Neighbors is accepting winter 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!
FOSTER CARE OPEN HOUSE
Youth Villages, 412 Tyson Avenue, Paris, will host a foster care open house Tuesday, February 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Donna Goodman at 731-660-6767, 731-988-8776 or donna.goodman@youthvillages. org. Contact the Paris office at 731-641-4141.
HEATHER LAND ‘I AIN’T DOIN IT’ IS COMING TO MCKENZIE
Heather Land is bringing her performance to McKenzie’s Park Theater on Thursday, February 8, 2018, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
For tickets, visit Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ heather-land-i-aint-doing-it-tickets- 41345276836?aff=efbevent.
Heather Land – “I Ain’t Doin It” has a knack for finding the funny out of the frustrating. Leaving no stone (or people) left unturned, she hilariously unravels everyday events that cause us to laugh, not only at each other, but more often than not, ourselves. From ex-husbands to failed diets, her ability to deliver consistent comedy in a selfdeprecating style has made her adored by millions of people of all ages.
Her one-woman show is peppered with some sarcasm and a whole lot of truth has made HEATHER LAND a household name. Blending humor with reality has endeared her to millions, but it is Heather’s roots that grow down deep in the soil of her Tennessee home that makes her not only relatable but downright lovable.
CARROLL COUNTY TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
The McKenzie Table Tennis Club will host the “Best of Carroll County” Table Tennis Tournament on Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m. at the McKenzie Farmers Market Building. The event is for Carroll County residents. Entry fee is $10; trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers. Entries must be received by Wednesday, February 14. For more information, contact Chris Edlin at 731-352-0158.
MCKENZIE ARTS, CRAFTS CLUB
The McKenzie Arts and Crafts Club meets every Tuesday evening at the McKenzie Farmers Market. Anyone interested in sketching, painting, drawing or creating crafts is welcome. Beginners and experienced artists are both needed. For more information, contact 731- 352- 0158.
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.
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 731-4182772 or George P. at 731-418-2243.
E911 BOARD TO MEET FRIDAY
The Board of Directors of the E911 Communications District in Carroll County will meet in a called session on Friday, February 2, 11 a.m. The meeting is at the Conference Room at the Carroll County Office Complex, 625 High Street, Huntingdon.
The family of the late Morgan Fuller is hosting a fundraiser to help families with children with health problems, families in need, and for college scholarships.
The event is at the Carroll County Civic Center, 201 Fairgrounds Road, Huntingdon, Tenn. on March 3. Doors open at 5 p.m. and festivities are at 5:30 p.m.
Activities include food, live music, fun, and fellowship. Tickets are $10 per person and include a catfish dinner.
FULLERSTRONG 5K RUN
The first FullerStrong Foundation 5K Run is Saturday, March 3, 8 a.m. in downtown Huntingdon. The 5K run starts at 8 a.m. and the one-mile fun run is 8:10 a.m. Entry fee is $20 for adults, $15 for students. Shirts only are $15. Registrants prior to February 19 are guaranteed a printed t-shirt. For more information, contact Patsy Myers, 731-225-1205, Jessica Trevathan, 731-415-9838, Jeff Fuller, 731-415-6335, or Wanda Fuller, 731-415-9287
TARP CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING IS MOVING
TARP Center for Independent Living is moving February 1 to 1027 Mineral Wells Avenue, Paris. That is four doors from its current location. For more information, phone 731-644-1116 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.