Friday, February 26, 2010

Marshall County Memorial Library is happy to announce that the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) is going to be available for the public to use from home computers effective Monday, March 1.

You'll now be able to look at our catalog to see what we have available. The operation of OPAC is self-explanatory, but if you would like written instructions stop in the library and ask the circulation staff for a copy.

You must have a library card in order to put an item on reserve or renew one -- you cannot check anything out. To get a card, you must be a resident of Marshall County with 2 pieces of identification (such as a driver's license, voter's registration, car registration). Both pieces must have your current address. We do verify your residency.

The website to gain access to Marshall County Memorial Library's OPAC is as follows:

The Marshall County School System has received information from the Tennessee Department of Health regarding the new immunization requirements for children entering school for the first time (pre-school and kindergarten) and for students who will be entering 7th grade this fall (2010). Please contact the Health Department (359-1551) or your medical provider to make sure your child has these immunizations prior to the start of the 2010-2011 school year.

Girl Scout Cookie Booths will be available at the following businesses: Kroger: Feb. 26, 27 and 28. Wal-Mart: Feb. 26, 27, and 28. The purchase of Girl Scout Cookies helps fund camping, educational trips, programs, and community service projects for girls in Marshall County. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls learn how to work together as a team, set goals and develop plans to reach for those goals. Additionally, they cultivate interpersonal communications skills and acquire knowledge in marketing, money management and customer service.

The Duck River Beekeepers' Association will hold its annual school for beginning beekeepers from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 1, 2, 4, and 5 at the Farm Bureau Building, 323 Bethany Lane, Shelbyville. For more information, call Ed Perryman (931-684-4268), Elaine Holcombe (931-684-0826), Dean Honeycutt (931-723-8823), or Charles Murphree (931-294-5885).

The Second Saturday of each month will be "Trade Day" in the Cornersville City Park. Vendors are welcome, along with anyone looking to buy, sell or trade items. For more information contact Ronnie Sharp at 293-2692 or 637-5819.

The Marshall County Swim Club will hold open swim practice from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Recreation Center. They started on Feb. 23. The swim team is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 18. For more information call Teresa at 993-5406.

In honor of Black History Month, the Battle of Franklin Trust will host Living History events on Feb. 27 and 28. The events feature a lecture and a performance of slave spirituals and a discussion, led by Dr. Naima Tonya Johnston, of the songs' origins. Lectures are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Carnton Plantation and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Carter House. In addition to the 1 p.m. Carnton Plantation lecture, actor and theatre teacher Bakari King will perform slave spirituals and will be available for questions. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or call 615-794-0903 or 615-791-1861.

The Marshall County Soil Conservation District will be holding its annual tree giveaway this spring. Loblolly Pine and Pecan trees will be available. If you are interested in receiving free trees, please contact the District at 359-6268. You will be notified when to pick up the trees.


There will be a Fish Fry and Gospel Singing to benefit the Meeks family, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Farmington United Methodist Church. The singing at 7 p.m. will feature the Gospel quartet Driven and the Mathis/Whaley Family Singers. For tickets call Johnny Brown (359-3814), Mary Weldon (381-0042), or Pastor Leland Carden (359-8436).


St. James Primitive Baptist Church, 813 Silver St., Lewisburg, invites everyone to join them at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, for their Friends and Family services.



The Industrial Development Board of the City of Lewisburg will hold their regular monthly meeting at noon, Monday, March 1, at the City Hall, 131 East Church Street.


The Town of Cornersville will have its regular meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public and all citizens are welcome to attend.

The March of Dimes team captain kickoff will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Columbia State Community College, Lewisburg. Anyone interested in starting a team or working with a team should attend. Noah Ragsdale, son of Richard and Susan Ragsdale, is this year's Marshall County Ambassador.


FiftyForward College Grove presents the Senior Center for the Arts production of SWING! directed and choreographed by Kate Adams-Johnson, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in the College Grove Artsitorium.

Columbia State Respiratory Care students and Maury County Parks and Recreation will host the "Lungs of Steel" 5K run/walk and kids' one mile fun walk on Saturday, March 6, at Maury County Park in Columbia. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m.


The Caney Spring Volunteer Fire Department annual meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at the Lifesong Church (formerly Grace Church) located on Old Hwy. 99, just past Hunters Chase Subdivision. Please be thinking of some fund-raising ideas!


The Marshall County Republican Party will hold it's March meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the First Commerce Bank in Lewisburg. Guest speaker will be 6th District Congressional candidate Kerry Roberts. Tickets for the President's Day Dinner being held on April 10 are now available for sale. For tickets or more information visit our website or contact Shirley Lowe at 359-2304.

The Marshall County Education Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in Room 2209 of the Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg.

Chapel Hill Elementary School will hold a Classic Car Rally along with their "Book Fair Diner" family night from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. There will also be an Ice Cream Social in the cafeteria. For more information, contact Kelly Jo Fuller or Lisa Herron at 364-3435 or e-mail

The Marshall County ECD/Tourism Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in Room 2209 of the Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg.


The March CHYFL board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Chapel Hill Fire Hall. The board will be nominating and voting on Head Coaches for Football and Cheerleading for the 2010 football season. All nominees must be present. This meeting is open to the public.


Elder Eddie Shirley's 14th Pastoral Anniversary will be held Sunday, March 14, at the Liggett Street Church of God, with morning Service at 11:30 a.m. and evening service at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served after morning service. Special guests will be the Bethel Church of God and Pastor Gerald Davis


The course "Conquering Your Fear of Investing" will be presented from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, in Room 123 of the Waymon L. Hickman building on Columbia State's Columbia Campus. A fee will be charged. To register, or for more information about this or other non-credit courses, contact Columbia State's Department of Economic and Workforce Development at 931-540-2659.


Columbia State Community College's Professional Staff Organization will hold their 2nd Annual Flapjack Fundraiser from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at Applebees, 705 South James Campbell Blvd, Columbia. For information about purchasing tickets contact Michael Sztapka at 931-540-2766. Proceeds from the fundraiser go toward a scholarship fund to benefit Columbia State students.