Wednesday, February 9, 2011

During its fall 2010 commencement exercises, Bethel University, McKenzie, Tenn., awarded a Master of Business Administration degree to Ashley R. Newman of Lewisburg. Bethel University has satellite campuses in Nashville, Clarksville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Jackson and is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

The Marshall County Retired Teachers Association is offering $1,000 scholarships to students graduating from high school and planning a teaching career. They are also offering $1,000 scholarships to college juniors and seniors who commit to entering the teaching profession. Applications are available at the high school guidance offices; deadline is April 15.

A special committee of the Columbia State Alumni Association has been formed to review all nominations and choose the recipient of the Alumnus of the Year Award. The honor is granted once a year to a Columbia State graduate who has met criteria established in four key areas: accomplishments at Columbia State, career achievements, personal advancement and service to their community. To nominate a Columbia State alumnus for the award, please contact Beth Duffield at (931) 540-2554 or visit and complete the online nomination form.

Gently used children's clothing, toys and accessories will be available from the Angel's Closet at Heaven Sent Children Inc., 307 N. Walnut St, Murfreesboro, twice a month. The next Angel's Closet will be from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 18, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19. For more information, call Denise Hobbs-Coker at 615-898-0803.

Feb. 9

The February board meeting of the CHYFL will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 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 work session at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Town Hall, 2202 Unionville Road.


The Alzheimer's Association Marshall County Caregiver Support Group will meet at noon Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Senior Citizens Center, 230 College St., Lewisburg. The group is free of charge and can be beneficial to anyone caring for a loved one suffering with memory impairment and confusion. Please call Tammy Been at 359-3563, Patsy Graves at 359-4506 or the Alzheimer's Association in Tullahoma at 1-931-455-3345 for more information.


The State Health Insurance Assistance Program will be at the Senior Citizens Center, 230 College St, Lewisburg, on Friday, Feb. 11, to assist people with Medicare questions. Sign up in the office for an appointment. For more information, call 359-1463.


There will be a fundraiser for Dayrin Jones starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Freeman's Catfish and Burger, 849 Wakefield St, Lewisburg. For more information, call 359-8700 or 931-339-1749. Dayrin is an outstanding student and has been invited to tour Yale this spring.


The Town of Chapel Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold their regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at the Town Hall, 2202 Unionville Road.

AARP will meet in regular session at l:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in the First United Methodist Church Parlor, Lewisburg. Guest speaker will be Frances Murdock, director of the Marshall County Senior Citizens Center. Visitors are very welcome.


The Marshall County Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Conference Room at 624 West Commerce St, Lewisburg.

There will be a Senior Citizen Breakfast and live Gospel Music, starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Community Tabernacle, 2340 Hwy 64, Farmington. For more information call Pastor Orvil Nichols at 637-3072 or 637-3074.

The USDA Commodity Distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the National Guard Armory, Lewisburg. Bring your bright green card, blue commodity bag, and someone to help you load. You may sign up for commodities at SCHRA, 1572 Old Columbia Hwy, Lewisburg. For more information call Juli Belcher or Ruth Lancaster at 359-6393.

MTSU's Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on starting your own business from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, 3050 Medical Center Pkwy, Murfreesboro. This seminar is for persons who have never been in business. There is no charge, but reservations are required and may be made online at or by calling 615-898-2745.

The Marshall County Republican Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at First Commerce Bank, 500 North Ellington Pkwy, Lewisburg. Dues are payable and officers will be elected.


There will be a Road Committee meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Marshall County Highway Department, 1593 Old Columbia Rd, Lewisburg.

The Marshall County Emergency Communications District Board of Directors will hold their regular meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Marshall County EOC, 230 College St, Lewisburg.

The South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance will hold a "Breakfast Brainstorm" meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the TN Career Center, 702 Mahr Ave, Lawrenceburg. To reserve a seat you must RSVP by Feb. 10 by calling Patricia Lymon at 931-375-4201 or e-mailing her at

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive from 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 316 N. Horton Pkwy. The Red Cross encourages appointments: call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit Donors are eligible for special sweepstakes prizes.