The Spring Job-Career Fair will feature dozens of area employers and special workshops to help people with job searches. It is free and open to everyone. The fair provides an opportunity to talk directly with the people responsible for hiring at many area companies. Participants encouraged bring resumes.
There will also be two special sessions. The presentations will be held in the Pickel Field House room, just down the hall from the Job-Career Fair, which will be held in the gym at the Pickel Field House on Wednesday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vol State is located at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. For more information call 615-230-3307 or visit www.volstate.edu/CareerPlacement
Dumplin Days at Fiddler’s Grove
James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, TN on April 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Features story telling, live gospel, bluegrass and country music, a checker tournament, corn hole tournament, turtle racing contest, a marble contest, a whittling contest, display of antique cars, children’s inflatables, pony rides, a Dumplin Cook-off, and a “Yee Haw” parody show. Admission to Dumplin Days is free and open to the public. Musicians are welcome to bring their acoustic instruments and jam in the Grove. Vendors will be available to purchase crafts and food. For more information or to register for one of the tournaments or the Dumplin Cook-off contact the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at (615) 444-5503.
Spring Garden Expo
The Allen County Master Gardeners will hold their 4th annual Spring Garden Expo on April 17th from 9 am – 12 p.m. In addition to speakers there will be local vendors supplying all your garden needs and volunteer groups with displays and demonstrations about their organizations. Come and support these local businesses. Everything will be indoors at the UK Cooperative Extension Office, 200 E. Main Street in Scottsville. Admission is free.
Mile Long Yard Sale
Watertown will hold it’s 22nd Annual Spring Mile Long Yard Sale, April 17, Rain or Shine!! Hundreds of Booths, Thousands of Shoppers, Antiques, Flea Market Items, Tools, Collectibles, Food & More!!! Booth Space is Still Available - Booth Rental Info & Application - 615-237-1777 or www.watertowntn.com Excursion Train Ticket info - 615-244-9001.
Tennessee’s Little Miss Pageant
Applications are being accepted for the pageant to be held May 15, at the Decatur County Civic Center in Parsons, TN. Age groups will be birth - 12 months, 13 - 23 months, 2 - 3 years, 4 - 5 years, 6 - 8 years, 9 - 11 years, 12 - 14 years, and 15 - and up. Great prize packages will be given away!
Call or write to see how you can enter for free. 731-852-3444 or 731-852-4270, or write us at “Tennessee’s Little Miss”, 29 South White Oak Street, Decaturville, TN 38329.
Sponsored by Mt. Carmel Family Community Education Association. Brianna Ward, Chairman.
Springtime Darlings Beauty Pageant
The Pageant will be held on April 24 at Macon County High School. Age groups for girls 0 - 21 yrs. and boys 0 - 5 yrs. Registration 10-11:30 a.m. Pageant begins at 11:30 with babies. A Beauty Winner & 4 alternates will be chosen in each age group. Beauty fee of $15 and optionals are $5 each. Optionals are: Beautiful/Handsome, Best Dressed, Prettiest Smile, Prettiest Eyes, and Best personality. Enter Beauty and all options for $35. 3 Supreme Divisions - 0-2, 3-9, and 10 & up...Winners receive large crown and cash award!!
For information, paperwork or to enter, call: (615) 388-3240 or (615) 633-7673. Door entries will be accepted with $5 late fee. Proceeds go to MCHS Baseball Team who are the Sponsors of the event.
Washington, DC Motor Coach Tour
Smith County Senior Center is offering you a spot on their tour. The trip is on August 26-31. 5 nights lodging and 8 meals, 1 evening guided Memorials & Monuments Tour, 2 daytime guided tours of Washington, D.C. Price based on double occupancy is $475 per person. For more information, contact Jan Johnson at 615-735-0560
Country Music & Dance
The Smith County Senior Center is sponsoring a Country Music & Dance at the Smith County Agricultural Center on April 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5- kids under 12 are free. Everyone welcome! The featured band will be 1 Eyd-Dawg.
Mayfest Music Festival
Come join the Mayfest at Key Park on May 8. Activities begin at Noon. Entertainment by Katie Ballou, Michael David, Shattered Silence, Saint Silas, Southern Image, and Mama tried. There will be a cake walk, auction, food, and kids’ events. Corn Hole Tournament sign ups begin at 11:30 a.m. with a $10 entry fee. $100 Prize. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For information: Hayden Shrum 388-3103.
Fund Raiser - Dinner - Auction
Holy Family Catholic Church will be holding a Fund raiser, dinner, and auction at the Red Barn Winery on May 1 at 5 p.m. Auctioneer will be Ben Bray. Catered By: Ladies Guild of Holy Family Catholic Church. Menu: Bar-B-Q Pulled Pork or Grilled Chicken Breast, potato salad & macaroni salad, green beans, cole slaw, rolls & butter, assorted desserts, coffee, tea, water. $8 Adults in Advance - $10 at the door. $5 children age 5-10, under 5 - free. All proceeds go to local charities. For information: Anna Breeding 688-4803 or Linda Coletti 688-4748.
Fountain Run Spring Pageant
The Fountain Run Barbecue Festival’s annual Spring Beauty Pageant will be held on April 24 at the Fountain Run Community Building on Main Street. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The pageant will begin at 1 p.m. Everyone is asked to be registered by 1 p.m.. Registration is $15 for beauty and optionals will be $5.00 each or $25 for beauty and all optionals. All Contestants will need to wear casual dress or Sunday dress, unless otherwise indicated. For more information, please contact Louise Veatch 434-2915 or Melinda Downing 434-2559. There will be one free admission with each contestant. Admission will be $1 for 16+, under 16 are free. Concessions will be available.
Fish Fry - Cake & Ham Auction
The Fountain Run Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Fish Fry, Cake, & Ham Auction on April 17. Fish Fry is at 4:, $6 a plate. Political Speaking and Auction will be at 7. Gun Raffle - chances are $1 each or 6 for $5. All proceeds go to the Fire Department. Gun will be given away at 8:00 PM April 17th. All donations are appreciated.
Benefit Trail Ride - Barbecue - Auction
Trail Ride, barbecue, and auction will be held for Jimmy Davis to help with medical expenses, on April 18th at Terry Lynch’s on Rose Hill Road in Red Boiling Springs. The trail ride starts at 10:00 AM with barbecue following and then auction. Donations for auction may be left at RBS City Hall or brought the day of the auction. All donations will be greatly appreciated. For more information, contact Terry Lynch at 615-888-6014.
Dist. 19 Masonic Order Annual Spring Car Show, Sat. April 24, 2010, 9 am - 3 pm, Gallatin Civic Center, Gallatin Tn. The cars will be placed in various categories and awarded trophies to the best. All proceeds from this event will go toward the Masonic Scholarship Fund. Please come and support this enjoyable event. For further info, please contact, Bobby Lewis, 615-374-3803 or Michael Crenshaw, 615-374-4192.
Mud Volleyball Tournament
The 6th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament / Glenda Fisher Memorial Scholarship will be held on Saturday May 22nd. Registration is from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. Tournament will start at 9:00. Games will be played to 15 (rally scoring) best 2 out of 3. Tournament will be multi-bracket Double Elimination with a Final Tournament to determine the Champion. Location is at Hartsville City Park 105 Marlene Street in Hartsville, TN. Teams must have at least 6 players - 4 guys and 2 girls on the court at all times. Entry Fee is $100 per team. All proceeds go to the Glenda Fisher Scholarship. To pre-register or for more information, contact John Carey at 615-374-2201 OR 615-881-2177.
Arts & Crafts Sale
The Allen County League of Artists & Craftsmen will hold their 23rd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Sale on Saturday, April 24th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM inside Washington Center, corner of Court & East Maple in Scottsville, KY. Admission is FREE!
Clothes Give Away
Lafayette First Baptist Church at 400 Church Street will have a clothes giveaway, toys, small household items, and more on April 17, 9 a.m. to 1 pm.. Please park in back of church.
New Hope Church located at 1599 New Hwy. 52 in Westmoreland will be showing “The Cross” April 18, 6 p.m. Admission is free. Everyone welcome.
McWhorter to Preach
Bro. Jeremy McWhorter will preach at Days Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church on April 18 at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Uhls to Preach
Bro. Joey Uhls will preach at Days Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church on April 18 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Spring Effort Meeting
Begins April 14, 7p.m. at Long Fork Missionary Baptist Church. Everyone welcome.
Oliver to Preach
Rick Oliver will preach at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on April 18, 6p.m. Everyone welcome.
Miss Baptist Tent Revival
Begins April 18, 7 p.m., nightly, on the corner of 141 and Hwy 52. Preaching by Bro. Wydom Wix, Elder Jimmy Cox, and Elder Anthony Barber.
Hale to Preach
Bro. Bobby Hale will preach at Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church April 18, 6 p.m. Everyone is invited.
April 15-17 at 7 p.m., and April 18 at 6 p.m. at Highland General Baptist Church with Evangelist Bro. Doug Carter, Jr., Pastor Bro. Don Rhoads and members. Everyone invited to come join us to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Faces of Hope Children’s Therapy Center is receiving donations for their annual yard sale on May 1st. Please call Faces of Hope Center at 206-1176 for drop-off times.
City Council Meetings
2010 Lafayette City council meetings - Council meetings are scheduled on the first Tuesday night of each month at 7:00 p.m. Any public hearings or changes in the schedule will be announced prior to the meeting May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, Sept. 7, October 5, November 2, December 7.
Grief Recovery Program
To serve the Macon County area, FREE grief support programs will be held at Macon County EMS Room. For more information call 666-2147 ext 398 April 15, 21; April 27; and 28 at 11 a.m.
Macon County Home Show
The 2010 Macon County Home Show, scheduled for April 24 at the Macon County Welcome Center, 10am-1pm. . Information will be available on fair housing, current home buying programs, landscaping, and remodeling. In addition, local businesses from the housing sector will be present to share their expertise with the community.
The Macon County Planning Commission will meet on April 20 at 6 p.m.. in the courtroom of the courthouse in Lafayette, Tennessee. The public is invited to attend.
The Macon County “Loss Control” Committee will meet on April 20 at 9 a.m.. in the courtroom of the courthouse in Lafayette, Donations Sought
Peggy Sue Roark is taking donations for the Haley Cemetery mowing. It is $30 per mowing. Thank You.
Bethany Cemetery Cleanup
Bethany Cemetery will be cleaned off on April 15. If you wish to keep any flowers from the cemetery, please remove them before this date.
Call today and ask about enrolling your child in our program for the 2010-2011 school year. Lafayette Head Start at 666-4392 or Willette Head Start at 699-2225.
April 20, 2010 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at MCJHS Cafeteria.
Adult relative support group meetings are held, every second Monday, of each month, from 8:30 – 9:30am at the Macon County Seniror Center.
Closed For Training
The Veterans Service Office will be closed on Monday, 19 April 2010, for Tn Dept of Veterans Affairs Training in Nashville.
Canine Neuter Offer
Get your male dog neutered for $10 if it is over 40 pounds! Dog must be over 40 lbs on the vet scale. Must be able to go to Fix for Life Clnic in Lebanon or Dr. Donaldson in Celina. For more info, call Mary at 666-9047.