Friday, February 1, 2008

Karla Woodard Jobe was selected as Teacher of the Year for Rockvale School, where she is a first grade teacher with 12 years of service. Jobe is the daughter of Ruby and Jim Thomas of Caney Spring and the late George Calvin Woodard; and the granddaughter of Alma and the late Lyndon Harris of Lewisburg and the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Woodard of Petersburg. She graduated from Marshall County High School in 1981, received her masters degree from MTSU in 1989, and lives in Rockvale with her husband, Joel Jobe, and sons, Ethan and Kendall.

The Marshall County Adult Learning Center will conduct a free class on basic computer skills. Class size is limited to 10. Call 359-7609 for additional information and to register. Morning and evening classes are available.

The Care Kitchen of Marshall County will serve 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 planning to provide this meal weekly and 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 Belfast Volunteer Fire Department is starting a district-wide door-to-door campaign to raise funds to update their equipment. Every supporter will receive either a free family portrait or a kids' session by Olan Mills. Photos will be taken at the fire station. All donations are greatly appreciated. For more information call Chief Ricky Cozart at 276-2207.

An open house for the February exhibit at the Pryor Art Gallery will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, in the Waymon L. Hickman Building on the Columbia State campus at 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia. The exhibit features photographs by Lou Outlaw, a Vanderbilt professor and associate provost, and runs through Feb. 29. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and admission is free.

The Relay for Life Fitness Gurus Chili Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at Annie's Restaurant, 1191 Fayetteville Hwy. For more information call Carol Foreman at 270-8672.

John Lambert and Tulley Davis will be honored Saturday in the Marshall County Library on Old Farmington Road. Local artist Melanie Gordon has painted a picture in memory of Lambert and Davis. They were, respectively, the general contractor and the brick mason for the library's construction. Gordon's painting will be dedicated during a ceremony at noon.

The Liggett Street Church of God of Lewisburg will hold a Report Card Party from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. The party is a fund-raiser for a new tutoring and homework help program that starts Feb. 13. There will be free food, a sale of baked goods and giveaways for parents.

The Marshall County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Marshall County Historical Museum in the Hardison Office Annex, 230 College St. The guest speaker, Gil Hunter, will discuss an exhibit of his antique jugs. The meeting will last about an hour and is free and open to the public.

GED class orientation, enrollment and testing will be held at the Marshall County Adult Learning Center at 8:30 a.m. on either Monday, Feb. 4, or Wednesday, Feb. 6. Alternatively, you may go at 6 p.m. on both Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Thursday, Feb. 7. There are no fees and classes are available weekday mornings and evenings. The entrance to the ALC is located at the rear of the Spot Lowe Vocational School, 1771 Jason Maxwell Blvd. Call 359-7609 for more information.

The Industrial Development Board of the City of Lewisburg will meet at noon, Monday, Feb. 4, at the City Hall, 131 East Church St.

The City of Lewisburg Alcoholic Beverage Commission will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, at the City Hall to consider the application for off-premise consumption made by Discount Tobacco, 825 West Commerce St.

The Lewisburg Gas Department will meet at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the boardroom at the Gas Department. Board members are James Chapman, Al Henderson, and Quinn Brandon.

The Town of Chapel Hill Planning Commission has canceled the monthly meeting that was scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4. The next meeting will be Monday, March 3.

The Marshall County Commission will hold a work session at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in Room 2204 of the Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg. This will be immediately followed by a meeting of the Marshall County Education Committee and by a joint meeting of the Marshall County Building Committee and the Emergency Medical Service Committee.

The Cornersville Athletic Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the hospitality room of the Cornersville High School gym. All members are urged to attend.

The Marshall County Solid Waste Committee will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Suite 160, 230 College St., Lewisburg.

The South Central (East) Rural Planning Organization's executive and technical committees will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the dining room at Henry Horton State Park. The transportation planning report will be presented and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information call Sara Brown at 931-490-5912 or e-mail TTY/TDD users can dial 800-640 4636.

Divorce Care and DivorceCare4Kids, a program to help adults and children deal with the trauma of divorce, will start at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, at East Commerce Baptist Church, 560 East Commerce St., and run for 13 weekly sessions. There is a nominal charge for the workbook and childcare is available. For more information call 359-1027 or e-mail

The Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board and the Marshall County ECD Tourism Committee will hold a joint meeting at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, in Room 2204 of the Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg.

The Town of Cornersville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, at City Hall. The first reading of the annexation ordinance of property on the Lynnville Highway is on the agenda. The meeting is open to the public and all citizens are welcome to attend.

The Marshall County Computer Club will meet on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Lewisburg campus of Columbia State Community College, starting with coffee and donuts at 8:30 and class at 9 a.m. For more information call Fred Fleschier at 270 7551 or Randal Jones at 359 7849.

The American Red Cross will conduct two blood drives this month. The first is from noon to 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 316 North Horton Parkway. The second is from noon to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at Church Street Church of Christ, 305 West Church St.

The Mayor and Council of the City of Lewisburg will hold a public hearing at 5:50 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the City Hall, 131 East Church St., immediately followed by the regular scheduled monthly meeting.

The Marshall County Rules/Steering Committee will meet at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Room 2209 of the Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg.

The Chapel Hill Youth Football League will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Chapel Hill Fire Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

The La Leche League will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Bank of America Community Room. The topic this month is "The Family and the Breastfed Baby". For more information and to confirm date and location, call accredited leader Anna Childress at 359 3918.

The Alzheimer's Association Marshall County Support Group will meet at noon, Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Senior Citizens Center, 230 College St., Lewisburg. This group is free of charge and can be beneficial to anyone caring for a loved one suffering with memory impairment and confusion. For more information call Tammy Been at 359 3563, Patsy Graves at 359 4506, or the Alzheimer's Association at 800-272 3900.

The AARP Driver Safety Program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 19 and 20, at First Commerce Bank, 500 North Ellington Pkwy. There is a fee of $10 for the workbook and a current Tennessee Driver Handbook is also provided. Advance registration is requested. Call First Commerce Bank at 359-4322 to register.

Lewisburg Rotary Club and the Kansas City Barbecue Society will host a Certified Barbecue Judges Class from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at Southside Market. The class will prepare participants to be a certified judge for the Barbecue Cook Off at the 2008 Goats Music and More Festival. Registration deadline is Feb. 20 and the cost is $45 for KCBS members or $75 for non-members. For more information call Richard Finley at White-Lowe Cleaners, 359-3410.

Howard Cobbs with Keep Tennessee Beautiful will be at the Marshall County Courthouse on Friday, March 7, for a program on beautification of our county and state. Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn more and participate in this program. For further information, e-mail