Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cornersville Elementary School Junior Beta Club is collecting can pull-tabs to benefit 9th grader Kris Sharp, who has been diagnosed with bone cancer. If you have tabs to donate, please take them to Cornersville Elementary School. There will be a benefit for Kris at Cornersville High School on Saturday, Feb. 23.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville has released its Scholars List for fall semester 2007. Students on the list from Marshall County are: Honor Scholars Rory Overcast of Belfast and Kenneth Pence of Cornersville; and Scholar Amanda Harmon of Lewisburg.

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 who meet income eligibility requirements and have special needs. Contact SCHRA, 808 2nd Ave. North, Lewisburg. Phone: 359-9691.

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 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 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 its 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.

The Five Points Volunteer Fire Department is starting a district-wide door-to-door campaign to raise funds to pay for its mini-pumper truck. 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 Ralph Hall at 270-9797.

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

The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at Church Street Church of Christ, 305 West Church St., Lewisburg. Your gift of blood will help victims of the recent tornados.

The Marshall County Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in the conference room at 624 West Commerce St. The public is invited to attend.

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. 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 Marshall County Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Board Conference Room at Jones School.

A Senior Citizens covered-dish luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at the Senior Center in the Hardison Office Annex, 230 College St. 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.

The American Legion Auxiliary will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m., Feb. 18, 2008, at Village Manor. Afterward, Sgt. Robert Meigs, from the Lewisburg unit of the Army National Guard, will speak on "Americanism."

The Pregnancy Resource Center will be training volunteers Monday through Friday, Feb. 18-22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes take place at East Commerce Baptist Church, 560 E. Commerce St., Lewisburg. Please call Director Lisa Jeter at 359 8792 to register before Feb. 12.

The Chapel Hill City Offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents' Day.

All Lewisburg City Offices, with the exception of Lewisburg Electric Company, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents' Day. The Monday garbage route will be picked up the following Thursday.

The City of Lewisburg's Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Lewisburg City Hall, 131 East Church Street.

The JECDB Interview Committee will meet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Room 2209 of the Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg.

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, but it is not necessary to be an AARP member. Call First Commerce Bank at 359-4322 to register.

The Marshall County Building and Emergency Medical Service Committees along with the Chapel Hill Mayor and Aldermen will visit the Westside Fire Department, 1897 Mooresville Hwy, Lewisburg, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20.

U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon's Mobile Congressional Office will be at Lewisburg City Hall at 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21. Gordon's Field Representative, Sean Gilliland, will meet with constituents who have a problem with the federal government or want to talk about issues of concern. No appointment is necessary.

The Police Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Lewisburg Police Department, 101 Water Street.

The Lucky Ladies Relay for Life Team will host a huge Bunco party at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church's Family Life Center. Entry is $10 per person and all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fund. Table snacks and beverages will be provided, and prizes will be awarded.

An informational assembly will be held at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the School Board Central Office, 700 Jones Circle, Lewisburg. Heather Lodari, coordinator of the School Health Program, will answer questions and discuss the results of health screenings performed on students in October 2007 and January 2008.

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.

The Fitness Gurus Relay for Life Team will hold an auction at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 2, at the Auction Barn on 31-A (Nashville Highway). Donations are welcome and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For information call Carol Foreman at 270-8672.

The Town of Chapel Hill Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 3, at the Police and Fire Department, 119 North Horton Pkwy, to hear comments on the Plan of Services for property that is requesting annexation. The Planning Commission will hold their regular monthly meeting immediately following the public hearing.

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