Hospital holds blood drive

The Macon County General Hospital -- located at 204 Medical Dr. in Lafayette -- will be holding a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The blood drive will be held in the conference room.

Visit redcrossblood.org and enter MaconGeneralHosp to schedule an appointment.

For more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or 615-666-2147.

Civil Air Patrol Open House

Open house for the Civil Air Patrol Sumer County Cadet Squadron, United States Air Force Auxiliary will take place Sunday, Oct. 29 from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Sumner Regional Airport, located at 1475 Airport Rd. in Gallatin. For more information call commander Jerry Loftis at 615-957-3034 or to learn more visit GoCivilAirPatrol.com.

Cash Express Coat and Toy Drive

Cash Express is accepting toys, coats, shoes (washable) and non perishable food items. There are many drop off locations in the area. All donations must be received by Dec. 15. Call 888-899-0399 for more information.

Beech Bottom Missionary Baptist Church Revival

A revival meeting at Beech Bottom Missionary Baptist Church began on Sunday night, Oct. 22; services nightly at 7 PM and on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM with Pastor, Elder Dewayne Gregory, assisted by Elder Jackie Stagner.

Whats Cooking, Vanessa?

Vanessa Alers' third cooking class will feature some of the most flavorful dishes from the Middle East.To be held at the Lafayette Methodist Church. On Thursday Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. 504 Bratton Ave. Call 615-688-3497 or 615-388-4929 to reserve a spot by Oct 24

Macon County Republican Women General Meeting

Macon County Republican Women MCRW General Meeting is Oct. 26. from 6-7 p.m. to be held in the Welcome Center, Macon County Chamber of Commerce Bldg at 685 Hwy. 52 Bypass West, Lafayette. Please make plans to stay for the General Party meeting at 7pm. Along with MCRP, we will have a presentation and discussion with Mr. Scott Golden, Chairman of the TN GOP. For questions or further information please contact MCRW President, Mrs. Lallie Douglas, at 404-695-7371. Email: lallie.douglas@gmail.com. or Allen Douglas, MCRP Chairman at 678-371-5079 or email allen.h.douglas@me.com.

Zombie Run

The 3rd annual MCHS and Macon County Chamber Zombie Run 5K Run/walk will begin Oct. 26 in the MCHS parking lot at 2550 Days Road, Lafayette. Trunk or Treat @ 5 p.m., "Fun Run" for kids 8 and under-Free @ 5:30 p.m., 5K Run/Walk 6 p.m. Questions on events call 615-666-4320 or 615-633-8196 or email bjwest@maconcountyschools.org; vpagan@maconcountyschools.org; dhaehl@citizens-bank.org.

Computer Classes Offered

Computer classes will be offered at the Public libraries beginning thanks to the Technology Training Grant provided by the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee State Library and archives. At Macon County Public library, 311 Church Street Lafayette : Computer skills beyond basics Thurs. Oct 26 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 9- 11a.m. At the Red Boiling Springs library on 335 East Main St: Computer skills beyond basics: 3:45-5:45 p.m. Nov. 2 and Nov. 4 9-11a.m. Call the Lafayette library at 615-666-4340 or Red Boiling Springs at 615-699-3701 for more info.

Calvary Baptist Celebrating last high school football games

"5th Quarter" celebration for Macon County and Red Boiling Springs last high school football games will be on Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church on 6851 Hwy 52 E. in Lafayette. There will be a live band "Sacred Soul," pizza and two $50 giveaways. All Students invited to this free event. Call 615-688-9522 for more info.

Cattlemen's Ribeye Steak Sale

Cattlemen's Ribeye Steak Sandwich Sale, Friday, Oct. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Reese's Piggly Wiggly in Lafayette. Sponsored by Macon County Cattlemen's Assoc.

Step Back in Time Activities

Gourd Painting with Shirley Davenport on Oct 27 at 6 p.m. Just in time for Halloween! We will be painting "ghost gourds" under the direction of artist Shirley Davenport. All materials will be supplied and you will go home with a finished project. Cost of the class is $32. A $16 deposit is required for this class. Call 615-699-1919 for more information and to reserve your spot.

VFW Breakfast and Turkey Shoot

The local VFW will host a country ham breakfast at on Oct. 28 at 7:30am. Turkey shoot to follow (beside Sunshine Market). Gun and ammo will be provided or you may bring your own gun (not ammo). You do not need to be a member to come out and enjoy the event. Thank you for supporting your local VFW!

Trunk or Treat Calvary Baptist Church

Trunk Or Treat at Calvary Baptist Church 6851 Hwy 52 E, Lafayette on Oct. 28 beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m. Come join the fun!'

Westside Elementary School Fall Festival

The Annual Westside Fall Festival will be held on Oct. 28 from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. There will be a raffle, a BBQ meal, a bouncy house, bingo and games for the kids, silent & live auctions, concession stand with sno-cones, cotton candy, popcorn, & cake walk. Watch the King and Queen, Prince & Princess Crowning. Bring family & friends for some Fall fun.

Halloween Dance

"Southern Image" will be at the Macon County Senior Center Oct. 28 from 7- 10 p.m. Doors will open at 5:45. Conssession will begin at 6 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drink & dessert for $5.00 Costume contest for those who wish to participate. Admission $8, children 10 & under $5. All proceeds benefit the MC Senior Center. Call 615-666-3780 for more information.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, 400 Church St., will hold a Trunk or Treat event on Saturday Oct. 28 from 5-7p.m. in the back parking lot. Call 615-666-3127 for more information.

Homecoming and Gospel Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church

Homecoming Services and Gospel Singing at Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct 29. Morning service at 11a.m. with lunch to follow. Singing beginning at 2 p.m. with The Temple Singers, Marty Meador and Clarissa Brawner, and featuring the youth of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church. Everyone welcome.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Steve Hire will preach at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. Everyone welcome.

Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church

Brother Derrick Dickens will preach at Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church, Sunday Oct 29 at 11 a.m. Everybody is invited to attend.

Union Missionary Baptist Church

Bro. Jeff Hesson will preach at Union Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday Oct 29 at 11 a.m. Everyone welcome.

Days Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church

Brother Dwayne Deering will be preaching at the Days Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct 29 at 11 a.m. Brother Shane Gregory will be preaching at the Days Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct 29 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Sons of the Pioneers Concert

Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.The Sons of the Pioneers Benefit Concert. For over 75 years the Sons of the Pioneers have been proud to perform the music of the American West celebrating the West, its awesome landscape, its people, its culture and the American Cowboy. They introduced such greats as Tumbling Tumbleweed, Cool Water and Ghost Riders in the Sky. "Country western" artists may sing about pickup trucks or their girlfriends. Their songs are unabashed love songs to the West. That's one of the things that make them different. The Sons of the Pioneers come to Red Boiling Springs with Cowboy and Western music at its best! Proceeds from the concert and dinner will benefit the Red Boiling Springs Heritage Museum Fund. Tickets can be obtained by going to our website www.vision2020inc.com and clicking on calendar or contacting us by email: vision2020@nctc.com or phone 615-388-3046. The historic Donoho Hotel is also offering the traditional hotel supper of Country ham, fried chicken and all the fixin's for $10. Dinner reservations are made by calling 615-699-3141. Limit to 100 persons.

Child Health Fair

There will be a Children's Health Fair held at the Macon County Health Dept. on Hwy 52 in Lafayette on Oct. 31 from 2-4 p.m. Snacks, games, costumes and educational information will be offered. For more information call 615-666-2142.

Senior Citizens Center events

Oct. 26: Ben Bray Bingo 9 a.m; Silversneakers & Aging in Place (BP's) at 10 a.m; Crochet Class 1 p.m.

Oct. 27: Wii Bowling 10 a.m., Lunch 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 28: Halloween dance. Food starts at 6 p.m., Band starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $8.00.

Oct. 30: MCGH B/P's at 10 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m; Hope Family Bingo 11:45 a.m.

Oct. 31: Silversneakers 10 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m.

Macon Helps Christmas Toys and Food Application Guidelines

Applications will be taken Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Contact Macon Helps 615-666-6607 for guideline information. Macon Helps Sponsors Santa's Helpers. Food Boxes are from our food bank or other donating organizations.

Macon County General Hospital Weight Watcher

Macon County General Hospital Weight Watcher series beginning Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. The free informational meeting will be on Oct. 18th at 11a.m. located in the hospital conference room. New members cost is $139 for the 12 week series. For more information call 615-666-2147.

Macon County General Hospital Diabetes Health Fair

The Diabetes Health Fair will be held on Friday Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the MCGH, 204 Medical Dr. Lafayette. For more information call 615-666-2147

MCHS Class of 1992 classmate dinner

MCHS Class of 1992 classmate dinner will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 at La Tia Mexican restaurant beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the back meeting room. To RSVP, please call/text Clarissa Brawner at 615-633-8421 or Stacey Dyer at 615-633-3337.

Red Boiling Springs School Fall Festival

The Fall festival for RBS elementary school will be held Nov. 4. Events planned are cakewalk, silent auction, live auction, games for the kids, and a concession stand. Call 615-699-2222.

Central Elementary Fall Festival

The Fall festival of Central Elementary will be held Saturday Nov. 4 from 12-3 p.m. There will be a cakewalk, games, concession, and silent auction. Fun for the whole family.

South Allen Volunteer Fire Department

South Allen Volunteer Fire Dept. at 6700 Mount Union Rd. Adolphus Ky. will be having a Chili/Soup Supper and Auction on Saturday Nov. 4. The Chili/Soup Supper will start at 5 p.m. with the auction starting at 6 p.m. Call 270-622-8640 for more information.

Winding Stairs Park Ribbon Cutting and Open House

An Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. at Winding Stairs Park located at 659 Nature Trail Way in Lafayette. Everyone is invited.

L.B.J. & C. Policy Council Meeting

The monthly meeting of the L.B.J.& C. Head Start Policy Council has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov.7 beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the L.B.J.& C. Development Corporation, 1150 Chocolate Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee.

Macon County Senior Center Tropicana Casino Trip

The Macon County Senior Center will travel to Tropicana in Evansville, In for a day of fun on Nov. 9. Tis is a monthly fund raiser for the center. The cost is $15.00 which includes bus trip with grayline tours, free buffet and $8.00 in free slot play. You must be 21 years old to participate. Bus leaves Walmart parking lot at 7 a.m. and returns approximately at 5:30 p.m. Reserve your seat today by paying at the Senior Center, 329 Hwy 52 Bypass E or call 615-666-3780 for more information.

Westside Elementary School Fish Fry

The Westside Elementary School will have a Fish Fry on Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. Includes fish, Hush puppies, slaw, baked potato or fries, drink and dessert. Adult plates are $10 and childrens plates are $5. All proceeds benefit Westside Elementary's Fall Festival.

County offices closed Veterans Day

County Government Offices in Macon County will be closed on Friday, Nov 10, in observance of Veterans Day.

Veterans to be honored by Macon Bank

Macon Bank and Trust will honor our Veterans Friday Nov. 10 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sally Wells Bldg. Please RSVP by Monday Nov. 6 to 615-666-6448.

Veterans Day Parade

The Veterans Day Parade committee would like to encourage all the churches and businesses in our communities to participate in the parade Nov. 11. The theme this year is "God and Country." We would like to hear from you. For more information call our Macon County Veterans Service Officer Doug Weston: Office: 615-666-4480 Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday. Home: 615-666-7297. Cell: 615-670-4693.

Vietnam Vets Dinner

The VFW Post 7135 and Auxiliary will host a "Welcome Home Vietnam Vets" dinner at the National Guard Armory in Lafayette on Nov. 11. Meeting time will be at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m. This dinner is for Vietnam Vets and Spouse only. Please RSVP before Oct. 27 to Quinn Marlow at 615-388-7751 or John Woods at 615-388-5275. Catering by Linda's Cakes & Catering.

Food Drive

Macon Bank and Trust is accepting any canned goods or non-perishable items ongoing through Nov. 13 at any local MB&T branches. This drive is to help our families during this holiday season. Please help us serve those in our community who are in need.

MCHS 38th Annual Gifts and Craft Fair

The Macon County High School Girls' Team in Lafayette will present the 38th Annual Fall Gifts and Crafts Fain on Nov 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Macon County High School located at 2550 Days Road. Booths are available. For more information call 615-666-4320 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Macon County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

Entry forms are now being accepted for the "Christmas in Animation" Parade. You may pick up a form at the Chamber of Commerce located at 685 Hwy 52 Bypass West. Deadline to submit is Nov. 21. The parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1p.m. For more information contact the Chamber at 615-666-5885

COW Macon County to meet

Pursuant to T.C.A. 5-5-113, the Committee of a Whole of the County Commission of Macon County, Tennessee, shall assemble itself at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6 at the Courthouse in Lafayette.

Planning Commission to meet

The Macon County Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. in the UCHRA Building located at 607 Hwy. 52 Bypass East in suite E in Lafayette. The public is invited to attend.

County Offices closed for Thanksgiving

County Government Offices in Macon County will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving.

Bible Study

Lafayette Missionary Baptist has Bible study every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Bible Study at Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church is held each Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Oakdale General Baptist Church has started a Bible study on Sunday nights at 6 p.m.

Food Program

Works In Progress announces participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program through USDA. Meals will be provided at no separate charge to eligible children served at 2430 Red Boiling Springs Road in Lafayette. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information call 615-388-3765.

Help For Drug Abuse

Narconon wants to educate families on the new escalated risk Fentanyl has added to opiate abuse. Fentanyl has been found to be 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin and has a greatly increased chance of overdose. Learn more about the new dangers of opiate addiction and the details on Fentanyl by visiting narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/fentanyl-laced-heroin-worsening-overdose-crisis.html. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals at 1-800-431-1754.

Free GED/HiSet Classes

Start the new year off on the right track by earning your High School Equivalency Diploma free. Macon County Adult Education day and evening classes are available, contact or 615-666-2125 Ext. 121 for more details.

CPR and First Aid Classes offered

CPR and First Aid classes are offered at Macon County General Hospital. For more information contact 615-688-7907.

Free crochet classes

The Macon County Senior center is hosting crochet classes on Thursdays starting at 1 p.m. Sandra Williams will be the instructor. You must be 60 years old or older to participate. Participants must bring a skein of yarn and a size G hook.