Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Noon -1:00 p.m. “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett. Ken Follett, internationally-acclaimed master of split-second suspense, author of six #1 bestsellers, reaches beyond the expected to achieve his most brilliant and remarkable novel. The epic story of the building of a cathedral in 12th century England and the lives of the people entwined with it and each other is a sensuous, enduring narrative, and a gripping tale of faith, ambition, bloodshed and betrayal. Read the book and join the discussion at the Extension Office. Think about what books you want to consider reading for next year. We need to select our January 2009 selection. Bring your ideas with you!! Bring your lunch to eat while discussing the book!
MCGH Diabetes Support Group
Macon County General Hospital will be having their Diabetes Support Group Meeting on Monday, October 27th at 6 p.m. at Macon County General Hospital Conference Room. Come out and join us and learn more about how to take charge of your health and control diabetes before it controls you. For more information call Stacey at (615) 666-2147 ext 338.
Chili and Bean Supper
Supper for the Flippin Volunteer Fire Dept. will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Hwy. #249, Flippin-Lamb Rd. Cost is $5.00 per person. Meal includes all you can eat chili or beans and one each sandwich, drink, and dessert.
There will be a cake and toy walk and auction items. All proceeds go to defray department expenses.
Benefit Motorcycle Ride, Cookout, Auction, & Cakewalk
For James Walden Sunday, October 26. Sponsored by the Macon Charity Riders. James has been diagnosed with cancer and is presently going through treatments, the money is to help with everyday expences and medicine.
At Macon County Jr. High School, registration starts at 1:30 p.m. ride leaves at 2 PM sharp. BBQ, Polish saus, baked beans and all the trimmings to be served at 3:30 pm and auction to start at 4 pm. with cakewalk immediatrly following. $10.00 per bike or $5.00 per plate, Cakewalk $1.00 per walk.
Hope Family Health Services 2nd Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair & Bake Sale
This event is to be held Nov 8th, 2008 at the Macon County EMS building off hwy 52 W in Lafayette. It will be from 9 am until 5 pm. We are currently taking donations of arts crafts or any new items we can sell at this wonderful event. If you want to volunteer please contact us. All proceeds from this sale will go to help buy things for the clinic to help with patient care. We are a non-profit clinic.. IF you have any questions please call 615-644-2000. Or just come out and shop on this wonderful event.
Blood House Haunted House
Haunted House will be open October 24-26, 30-31, Nov. 1. Starting @ 7:00 until ?? Admission $8.00 Located on College Street in Lafayette next to Board of Education. Sponsored by “The Big Event”. All net proceeds benefit the MCHS Softball Team.
Jr. CSI Academy to be held
The Wee Care Foster Care Association is sponsoring a Jr. CSI Academy. Classes will be held at the Macon County Justice Center on Saturday, October 25th. Experts in the fields of crime scene management, arson investigation and forensic studies will be the instructors. The academy is open to students in 4th -8th grade and the cost is $35. Space is limited to the first 80 students. Call Laurenda Whisenhunt at 688-5183 for more information.
MCGH Grief Support Group
Macon County General Hospital will begin a six week course designed to provide comfort and support for those going through the pain of loss. To serve the Macon County area, free grief support will be held at Macon County General Hospital. The meetings will begin on October 21st at 6 p.m. located in the conference room. For more information call Shirley Holland at 666-2147 ext 398.
Teen Art Classes
Register now for art classes for teens ages 12 thru 18. The classes are scheduled for October 18, 25, November 1 and November 8, from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon, at the Women's Building on the Fairgrounds. Classes include drawing and figurative clay studies. The classes are sponsored by the Macon County Arts Council and taught by local artists. Phone 644-5179 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fund for Patricia Evetts McCauley
Patricia Evetts McCauley, local resident, employee at Grecian's Steakhouse, and 31-year bus driver for the Macon County School System will have a fund set up in her name at Macon Bank & Trust in Lafayette. Ms. McCauley is scheduled to have emergency surgery due to a detached retina, as well as 3-4 horseshoe tears in her right eye. She will be out of work for 2-6 weeks and has no medical insurance. Donations can be made to the Patricia Evetts McCauley Medical Fund. All donations will be much appreciated.
TMC Haunted Hospital
Trousdale Medical Center, along with the help of Sumner Regional Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Trousdale Co. EMS, Trousdale Co. EMA, and Trousdale Co. Police Department is please to announce the return of TMC Haunted Hospital. The event will take place Thursday, October 30 from 6-9 p.m. at the Trousdale Co. Rescue Squad Building. Cost per person is $2.00 and all proceeds benefit Trousdale Co. Relay for Life. For more information and for directions, please contact Stephanie Dennis or Jessie Spangler at 374-2221.
Benefit Singing at Rocky Mound Missionary Baptist Church
Saturday night, October 25, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The groups appearing are Cumberland Valley Quartet, Do-RE-Mi Boys and Ambassadors, The Pedigo Singers, and True Spirit Trio. There will be a love offering taken during the service for the Craighead Missionary Baptist Church in Jamaica. Their church building was heavily damaged by a fire that destroyed everything but the masonry walls. Everyone is invited to attend for an enjoyable evening and to help our church friends in Jamaica rebuild their building.
Town Hall Meeting with Cleveland Derrick Bain
The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting with Cleveland Derrick Bain, 40th District Democratic candidate for State Representative. Candidate Terry Lynn Weaver and Ray Almalfiltano were invited to participate but will be unable to attend. The meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Macon County High School Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Macon County Education Association and the Macon County Education Foundation.
Kyle Deering to preach
Will be preaching his first sermon at Days Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church Sunday night, October 26, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
ATTENTION: Parents of Macon County High School Students
If your child has previously failed a class, he/she may be eligible for Credit Recovery, a self-paced computer program which the student works through to regain a failed credit. Credit Recovery is offered every Monday-Thursday afternoon from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. and will also be offered at least one to two Saturdays per month as needed. For information, please call the MCHS Guidance Office at 666-4474.
Clean up week for the city of Lafayette residents
Mayor Carter has designated the week of Oct. 20th thru 24th, 2008 as FALL CLEAN-UP/FIX-UP WEEK for the Lafayette city residents. For items not normally picked up by the Sanitation truck. During that week you may call City Hall at 666-2194 for pick up. The City will not pick up wire, tires, wood, limbs, rock, brick, no construction materials or any item still containing freon.
Applications for Macon Helps/Santa's Helpers and Bledsoe Toy Store
Applications for Christmas toys and Christmas food baskets September 29th through November 21st. Sign up at Macon Helps Monday through Friday, between the hours 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Applicants must furnish a utility bill in their name, a “copy of notice” from DHS, and also proof of income and ID's on everyone on everyone in the household.
Library Board to meet October 24
The Macon County Board of Library Trustees will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, October 24, at Macon County Public Library.
Revival at Willard Missionary Baptist Church To beginning Nov. 2nd, at 7:00 P.M. Elder Kevin Slayton, helper- Bro. Jerry Gammons.
Family Fun Day
To be held Saturday, Oct. 25th @ 3:30. Games, food, hayride. Sponsored by Grace Missionary Baptist Church.
The Makin' Macon Fit Committee
Will meet Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 8:00 A.M. in the conference room at Macon County General Hospital. All committee members are urged to attend.
Bro. Gary Simons to preach
At Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Near RBS, Sunday Oct. 26 at 11:00. Everyone Welcome.
The Northern Middle Tennessee Knife Show sponsored by The Lafayette Lions Club
To be held Saturday, Nov 15th., from 9 am. to 5 pm. at the Macon County Fairgrounds - Sally Wells Building. Antique, Collectibles, new & custom knives, Buy, Sell, or Trade. Admission $3.00 Under 12 free with adult. Absolutely NO Guns. For information call Mike Johnson 666-2428, Chris Phillips 666-6156, or Joe Eden 666-4631.
Prepare for an Exciting Career
As an Accounting Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Assistant, or General Administrative Assistant. Business Systems Technology, coming in January 2009 to The Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville Tri-County Extension Campus in Red Boiling Springs. For more information or to registe call 615-374-2147.
3rd Annual FCE Holiday Sampler
The Family and Community Educators of Macon County will be hosting the 3rd annual Holiday Sampler. This year holiday desserts will be demonstrated. The Sampler will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ray Goad Building, Macon County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased in advance at the UT Extension Office. For more information call Lynne Knight, Extension Agent at 666-3341.
Card/Donation Shower for Krystal Allen Capps
Krystal Allen Capps, a former resident of Lafayette, was severely injured in an automobile accident on October 3rd in Alabama after a blowout caused her to lose control of her vehicle, causing her to hit a guardrail, and then she was rear-ended by two semi-trucks. She is the granddaughter of Lila Fishburn, daughter of Kathy Smalling, and niece of Donna Middleton. Ms. Capps has no medical insurance and expenses are mounting. If anyone who knows Ms. Capps would like to send her a get well card or a donation, it would be appreciated. Prayers are also much appreciated. Cards/donations may be sent to her c/o James Floyd, 1802 Tree Crossings Pkwy., Hoover, AL 35244.
Vol State plans alumni fun at homecoming basketball game
Alumni are invited back to the Volunteer State Community College campus to show their Pioneer pride during Homecoming events on Saturday, November 15. It starts at 1 p.m. with a hospitality room for alumni, which will include refreshments, and photos and memorabilia from past years. At 2 p.m. the Vol State Women's Team will take on Cleveland State. There will be an alumni recognition after that game, and then at 4 p.m. the Pioneer Men's Team will take on Cleveland State. It all finishes with an Alumni Bash reception featuring music. Homecoming will take place in the gym and the Pickel Field House. It is free for all alumni, current students, faculty and staff. For more information call 615-230-3506.
United Daughters of the Confederacy to meet
The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Captain Sally Tompkins #2123 will meet Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 12:00 noon in the lower level of the Putnam County Library. Please contact 931-738-5869 if you have a Confederate ancestor or further questions.
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Building Re-Dedication
A re-dedication service will be held at the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday October 26, 2008. Service will begin at 11 AM with lunch to follow. Everyone is invited to attend.
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Revival Begins
A revivial will begin at the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in the Williams Community on October 26 at 7:00 PM. Eld. JB Shoulders, the pastor, will be assisted by Bro. Shawn Shepherd. Everyone is invited to attend.
Michael Combs to appear in concert
Friday, November 7, 2008 @ 7 PM @ the Smith County Ag Center, Carthage, TN. Advance Tickets: Artist Circle $16, General Admission $12. All tickets $3 more at door. Children 3 and under free general admission seating only. Ticket outlets: Carthage-Smith Farmers Co-op, Smith County Mayor's office, Cookeville-Cornerstone Christian Bookstore. For Tickets or info, call 931-761-2820 or 931-256-0777. Cosponsored by Young Life of Smith County. Concessions will be available.
Macon and Trousdale Counties WEOC
The WEOC is an ongoing effort by the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development to reach out to Tennessee employers and provide valuable information to foster economic development and promote our services. The TBI is the state's primary criminal investigative agency responsible for managing the state's three crime labs and investigating crimes related to illegal drugs, fugitives, public corruption, official misconduct, organized crime, domestic terrorism, Medicaid fraud, and patient abuse. Macon and Trousdale Counties WEOC, Tuesday, October 28th, 2008, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Grecian Steak House, 1213 Scottsville Road, Lafayette, TN 37083. Meeting Topic: Recognizing Gang Activity In and Out of the workplace.
Tai Chi Classes Offered
This program contains simple exercises for mental relaxation, mobility, breathing, and overall health. A series of 8 one-hour classes will start Wednesday, October 8th at 3:45 p.m. at a cost of $48.00. Classes will be held at Central Elementary School in the gym. Remaining dates for the classes are: 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, and 11/24. Classes will be taught by certified instructor, Lynne Knight, UT Extension Agent. For more information call 615-666-3341 or email: email@example.com
The Lafayette Rotary Club presents the 3rd Annual Haunted Park
LOCATION: The City Park in Lafayette; Monday, October 27th, 2008, 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Tuesday, October 28th, 2008, 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Parking: American Greetings Parking Lot With Entrance to Parking Lot From Hwy. 52 By-Pass. Special Kiddy Area for the small ones! Don't Miss The Fun! Local Businesses & Groups Competing to win “Best Scene” ~AND YOUR VOTE WILL DETERMINE THE WINNER! $5.00 Per Person Entry Fee. Don't miss Jimmy Goad's concessions!
Bethpage UMC Fall Music Festival & Christmas Bazaar
Bethpage United Methodist Church is in need of vendors for their Christmas Bazaar and Fundraiser (indoors) happening on Dec. 6th and Fall Music Festival (outdoors) on October 11th. All proceeds go to benefit the Children's Ministry of BUMC. Booth fees are a flat $45 for an 8x10 space. There will be plenty of advertising for these events. We're in a great location, 3140 Hwy 31E at about mile marker 23.5. For a registration packet and more information, contact Erin Thomas, Children's Minister, 888-3816.
Macon County GLBT Association Meeting to be held
Contact MaconCtyGlbt@yahoo.com for date and time.
Fall Revival to be held At First Baptist Church
400 Church St. Oct. 26-29. Sunday revival services will begin at 11:00 A.M. with a potluck dinner immediately following and at 6:00. Services Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7:00 P.M. Charles Anderson will be guest evangelist and Jon Briggs will lead in worship. Everyone welcome.
Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church 25th Homecoming
Homecoming will be held on Oct. 26th with all day services being held with lunch following. Heavenbound will be singing after lunch. Everyone welcome. Be with us on this special day.
Harvest Children's Festival
Will be held at First Baptist Church, 400 Church Street, Halloween evening, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 P.M. All children through 6th grade are invited for food, fun, and games. Prize for best Biblical costume.
Revival begins at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Old Gallatin Rd, Scottsville, KY Friday night Oct. 24 at 7:00 P.M. Conducted by the Pastor Eld Mike Kenslow, and Eld Bobby Jurrel Sr. & Eld Bobby Jurrel Jr. Everyone Welcome.
MCGH Volunteer Program Sponsors Jewelry Sale
The Macon County General Hospital Volunteer Program is sponsoring a Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale on Monday November 3rd from 7 AM- 5 PM and Tuesday November 4th, 2008 from 7 AM- 3 PM. The sale will be held at Macon County General Hospital. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Hospital Volunteer Program. Everyone is invited to participate.
Trunk Or Treat
The Hermitage Springs Church of Christ is sponsoring a trunk or treat after services on Sunday night October the 26th. Sunday night services will be held at the church from 5-5:30. After church services the children can change into their costumes and come over to the park for Trunk or Treat from 6-6:30. Chili supper will begin at 6:30. Everyone invited to church services and Trunk or Treat.
The Macon County Singing Convention
To meet at the Long Creek Missionary Baptist Church on Friday October 24, 2008 at 6:30 P.M. All singers are invited to attend, especially those that have attended the Do Re Mi or Cumberland Valley Gospel music schools.
Revival to begin
Fri. night Oct. 24 at 7:00 p.m. Hope Missionary Baptist Mission located on Mosey Purcell Road in Hermitage Springs. Preaching by Bro. Phil Harper, Bro. Tony Tucker, and Bro. Jody McIntyne.
Revival is in progress
At the Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church with services each night at 7:00 P.M. With Saturday and Sunday services at 11:00 A.M. Church Pastor Elder Ricky White is assisted by Elder Eddie Gregory, song leader Carroll Barton.
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 6:00 P.M. on Monday, November 3, 2008, at the Courthouse in Lafayette, Tennessee.
Smart Savings Cards are on sale until October 31.
The Westmoreland Elementary School Library/Media Center is selling Smart Savings Cards, which offer discounts for restaurants, shopping,ect. Areas that we have cards available for include: Sumner County, Smith and Wilson Counties, Putman County, Warren County, KY(Bowling Green), and many others. The cost is $12 per card. All proceeds will be used to purchase technological equipment for WES. To purchase a card, please contact Tanisha Rhoads (WES library/ media center specialist.) at 644-2340. Smart Savings Cards will also be available at the Westmoreland High School football game on Friday, October 24!