Friday, March 21, 2008

The Town of Chapel Hill City offices will be closed Good Friday, March 21. They will re-open at 7:30 a.m., Monday, March 24.

All Lewisburg City Offices will be closed Good Friday, March 21. The Friday garbage route will be picked up the following Tuesday.

The office of City Hall in Cornersville will be closed Good Friday, March 21. The office will re-open at 8 a.m., Monday, March 24.

The Marshall County Memorial Library will be closed Good Friday, March 21. The Computer Room at the Library will be closed Saturday, March 29.

The Marshall County EMS Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 21, in the conference room at 728 South Ellington Parkway.

The Mooresville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will conduct its annual Easter Bake Sale, starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at the Lewisburg Wal-Mart. Excellent baked goods for your family's Easter dinner including freshly prepared homemade pies and beautifully decorated Easter cakes will be available. All proceeds help equip and maintain the Mooresville Volunteer Fire Department.

The FFA will hold a Trail Ride to benefit cancer-stricken families at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 22, at the Dallas Tipton Farm near Petersburg. The cost is $15 per rider and there will be a drawing for a saddle. For more information call 931-993-1074 or 931-842-0451.

There will be a Gospel Singing at Farmington Baptist Church at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 22, featuring the Caltons from Collinwood, Tn. and The Cavalrymen of Rogersville, Ala. For more information, call Bobby Bivens at 364-4858 or 703-7650.

The Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church invites everyone to a Sunrise Service at 6 a.m., Sunday, March 23, followed by breakfast and the Children's Easter Egg Hunt at about 8:30 a.m.

The Town of Cornersville will have a Special Called Meeting at noon, Monday, March 24, at City Hall.

The Maury/Marshall Regional Solid Waste Board will hold a meeting at noon, Monday, March 24, at Henry Horton State Park to approve the annual report.

The Town of Chapel Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold a Special Called Meeting at 5 p.m., Monday, March 24, at the Chapel Hill Police and Fire Department, 119 North Horton Parkway, concerning Buxton and the ICSC conference.

The Marshall County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m., followed by their regular meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, March 24.

The Community Development Board of the City of Lewisburg will hold their regular scheduled monthly meeting at noon, Tuesday, March 25, at the City Hall, 131 East Church St.

The Lewisburg Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, at the George W. Turner Building, 741 Silver St. The annual meeting and election of officers will take place immediately before the regular monthly meeting.

The Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, at Columbia State Community College, 980 S. Ellington Pkwy, Lewisburg.

The Lone Oak and Cook Memorial Cemetery Advisory Committees of the City of Lewisburg will meet at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, at the City Hall, 131 East Church St.

The Marshall County Veterans' Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in Room 210, Hardison Office Annex, 230 College St., Lewisburg.

The Senior Citizens' covered-dish luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 28, at the Senior Center, 230 College St., Lewisburg. The public is welcome. Bring a dish, or pay $3 per person for an old-fashioned covered-dish meal. For more information call 359-1463.

Linda G. Gupton, a retired teacher and lifelong resident of Lewisburg, will be the keynote speaker for the Maury County Library's Women's History Month program to be held on Friday, March 28th. Gupton will be speaking on the history of women's education in Maury County, including the Athenaeum and Columbia Female Institute. All are invited and welcome to this free-to-the-public event. Refreshments will be served and several door prizes will be given. For more information, contact Adam T. Southern at the Maury County Public Library, 211 W. 8th Street, Columbia, 931-375-6508.

An Antiques Appraisal Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Athenaeum Rectory in Columbia. The appraisal fee is $10 per item, with all proceeds supporting the Rectory and the on-going restoration of the Smith family artifacts. For more information call 931-381-4822 or visit

The Chapel Hill Soccer League will be holding a parent meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in the front shelter at Henry Horton State Park. There will be early registration for fall soccer and discussion on changing from AYSO to TSSA. All coaches and parents are urged to attend.

The Marshall County Codes Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 31, in Suite 160 at 230 College St., Lewisburg.

During April, Marshall County veterinarians will give rabies vaccinations to dogs and cats at their offices for the reduced rate of $8 per pet. Tennessee State Law requires that dogs and cats six months and older be vaccinated against rabies and vaccinations be kept up to date. Animals have already tested positive for rabies in and around Marshall County in 2008 so the Department of Health requests your cooperation in obeying the law and keeping our people and pets safe.

A slow-pitch softball tournament will be held on Saturday, April 5, at the softball complex on Wilson Parkway in Fayetteville. Entry fee for teams is $175 and all proceeds benefit Junior's House Inc. Child Advocacy Center in Fayetteville. For more information call 931-438-3233 or 931-625-0139.

The Town of Chapel Hill Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 7, at the Police and Fire Department, 119 North Horton Pkwy, to hear comments on the plan of services for a property that is requesting annexation. Their regular monthly meeting will follow the public hearing.

The Marshall County Solid Waste Committee will hold a meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, April 7, on the second floor of the Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg.

The Chapel Hill Youth Football League will hold its monthly board meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, at the Chapel Hill Fire Hall. This meeting is open to the public.

The Town of Chapel Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold a public hearing at 4:45 p.m., Monday, April 14, at the Chapel Hill Police and Fire Department, 119 North Horton Parkway. The subject is a second reading of an annexation ordinance.

The March for Babies (formerly March of Dimes) will start with registration at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Rock Creek Park, Lewisburg, For more information please contact Chairman Brenda Wolaver at 359-6222, call 1-800-525-9255, or visit

The Chapel Hill Youth Football League will be holding registration/sign-ups for football players and cheerleaders in all divisions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at the Forrest High School Old Gym. League fees are due at the time of registration. No late registrations will be accepted.

The Genesco Employee Reunion will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Recreation Center Sport Complex. A potluck lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Gene Parsons at 359-5175.

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Church Street Church of Christ, 305 West Church St., Lewisburg. To give blood you must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in good general health, and present positive identification. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 800-448-3543.

The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 4th annual Nine & Dine Golf Tournament starting at 3 p.m., Friday, May 2, at Saddle Creek Golf Club. For more information call 359-3863.

Marshall County Coordinated School Health and the Junior Auxiliary of Lewisburg are holding a Wellness Fair from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 10, at the Lewisburg campus of Columbia State. Please contact Andrea Childress of the JAL at 931-422-4525 or Heather Lodari of MCCSH at 359-1581, ext. 41, if you would like to participate as a sponsor, speaker, exhibitor or demonstrator.

The South Central Human Resource Agency announces that Marshall County Head Start is now taking applications for children ages 3 to 4. Head Start is a free child development program for children and their families that meet income eligibility requirements and have special needs. To apply you will need proof of child's birth and proof of your income. Contact SCHRA, 808 2nd Ave. North, Lewisburg. Phone: 359-9691.

The Care Kitchen of Marshall County serves a free hot meal from 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church, 325 West Church St. The church is seeking other churches to join the Care Kitchen. Volunteers, donations of food and supplies, and love offerings would be appreciated. Call 359-3919 or 270-0963 for more information.

The Marshall County Branch of the NAACP is looking for any African-American who is a veteran or is currently serving in any branch of the armed forces. Please call Gary Davis at 276-2479, Rochelle Alexander at 359-5649, or Ann Tears at 359-4370.

The Marshall County Education Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to upcoming college juniors and seniors who are majoring in education.

Applications are now available at all high schools in the Marshall County school system, and at the Memorial Library. The deadline for application is May 9, 2008.