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Calendar 2-2-21


Covid-19 Disclaimer
All items appearing on this calendar are subject to postponement or cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The McKenzie Banner has not received notice of changes to any of the events, but also can not guarantee that each event will still be held at the time and date listed. The Banner appreciates your patience during this unprecedented time of rapidly-changing circumstances.

The Gleason Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, February 20 from 6:30 until 9:30 a.m. at Simply Southern Café, 553 E Union St in Gleason. There will be all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, biscuits, gravy and drink for $6. To go orders will be available. Gleason Parks & Rec will be signing up for the summer park program at this time. You may purchase a ticket from any Gleason Rotarian, at the Bank of Gleason or at the door. Please come out and support the Gleason Park Program and the Gleason Rotary Club. All proceeds fund community events.

Carroll County Humane Society Strawberry Sale
The Carroll County Humane Society is taking orders for strawberries. The berries are $25 per flat. All orders and payments are due by Friday, February 19. The berries will arrive at the shelter for pick-up the first week of March. The berries will come from Plant City, Florida. Call 731-352-9950 or see a CCHS volunteer to place your order.

Bethel University is hosting its annual Homecoming on February 19 and 20, 2021. With the football season moved to the spring semester, the event will feature a football game on Friday evening and basketball on Saturday. The Bethel community hopes everyone will join the university in celebrating.

HHS St. Paddy’s 1K, 5K, 10K
Run, Walk
Huntingdon High School’s cross country and track and field teams host a St. Paddy’s 1K, 5K, 10K Run/Walk Saturday, March 13 at 8 a.m. at Huntingdon Middle School. Entry fee is $25. Make all checks and money orders payable to HHS Cross Country/Track and Field. More than one entry may be mailed together with the appropriate fees. Mail payment to Clint Ezell, HHS, 475 Mustang Drive, Huntingdon, TN 38344. Age group awards will be given at the completion of the race. T-shirt sizes are small through 4X. To be guaranteed a long sleeve t-shirt, please register by February 23.

The Carroll County Humane Society provides low-cost cat spay/neuter vouchers for $40. Come by the shelter 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Call Paris Vet Clinic and set up your appointment. Take your cats in one morning and they come home the same day. That’s all there is to it.
Here’s all the information you need about these vouchers: Your city of residence or income doesn’t matter, anybody can buy these vouchers. You can buy as many as you need. All vouchers must be used at Paris Vet Clinic. Vouchers expire one month from purchase.
You can use these for your cat or the neighborhood stray. You can buy the vouchers for others to use for their cats.
This is an ongoing program. Cats just need to weigh two pounds, which is usually at around eight weeks of age.

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program
The Northwest Tenn. Economic Development Agency is accepting applications for the Low- Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This program helps low-income households through direct energy payments to their energy provider. Proof of gross household income is required to determine eligibility. Applicants must also submit a government ID, social security number verification for all household members and a current utility company print-out showing the last 12 months of usage at their current location. Individuals interested in applying for the LIHEAP Program should make an appointment at the Northwest Tenn. Economic Development Agency office in their county of residence.
Go to our website for county site contact information: http://nwcommunityaction.org

Survivors of
Suicide Loss Support Group

A support group for survivors of suicide loss meets the first Saturday of each month from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital, 631 R. B. Wilson Drive, Huntingdon. The loss of a loved one is shocking and painful. The grief one experiences is complex and no one person experiences the same grief. Survivors often struggle with the reasons of “why” the suicide occurred and what they could have done to prevent the suicide. It is never too early to start healing. Contact Christy Blount at cblount2@utm.edu with questions.

Temple C.M.E.
Prayer Vigil
There is a Community Prayer Vigil every Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Johnson Temple C.M.E, 915 Walnut Avenue, McKenzie.
We come together to pray for one another, our community and country, then study the Word of God. Johnson Temple C.M.E. Church convenes each Sunday with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m.

Joy club meets twice monthly
The Joy Club meets at McKenzie First United Methodist Church on the first and third Thursdays of each month from noon-2 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy fellowship, games, guest speakers and movies. All are welcome.

Carroll County
Adult Education Classes
Huntingdon location: Adult Education Building, 191 Mebanewood Drive on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, also Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. McKenzie Location: McKenzie Church of Christ, 16300 Highland Drive on Thursdays, 4-7 p.m.
New Student Orientation on the third Thursday of each month in the Huntingdon location. For more information please call the Carroll County office at 731-986-4841.

Historic Zoning Meets Monthly
The McKenzie Historic Zoning Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month, 4 p.m. in the city hall council chambers.

McKenzie Condemnation Meetings Monthly
City of McKenzie Condemnation Meetings are the fourth Monday of each month at 3 p.m. in the city hall council chambers.

City Council
Meets Monthly
The McKenzie City Council meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.


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