From News Director Tim Alsobrooks, Assistant and Weekend News Director Alex AuBuchon
4th Annual Paris Tower Tri Set for Saturday Morning
Paris, Tenn.- The 4th Annual Paris Tower Triathlon is set for Saturday and registration packet pick up will be from 4-7pm Friday at Eiffel Tower Park and again Saturday morning from 6 to 6:30am. Athletes competing must have the packet in order to compete.
Paris Parks Director Tony Lawrence said about 120 kids ages up to 14 have signed up for the 4th annual Tower Tri and it includes both local youngsters, and kids from across Tennessee and the Southeast.
The schedule for the event will see the Senior Division, or kids ages 12-14 start at 7:15 Saturday morning. They will be required to swim 200 yards bike 6 miles and run 1 mile.
The Intermediate Division, ages, 9-11, will begin around 8am. Boys and Girls in this division will be required to swim 100 yards bike 3 miles and run 6 tenths of a mile.
The youth division, for ages 8 and under will start at 8:45 Saturday morning and they will be required to swim 50 yards, bike 1 and a half miles, and run 6 tenths of a mile.
The Tower Tri is open to the public to come and watch and cheer the youngsters on Saturday morning.
North Carroll Relay for Life Moved to Nat. Guard Armory Fri.
McKenzie, Tenn.- Due to flooding in McKenzie and threats for more rain Friday and Friday evening, the venue for the North Carroll Relay for Life Event has been changed for Friday. Relay will now be held at the National Guard Armory in McKenzie. Schedules and times remain the same, but the venue has changed. Please help spread the word about the venue change for North Carroll Relay for Life.
Participants Needed for Focus Group Study
Paris, Tenn.- Focus Group participants are needed for a study on Tuesday June 17th at the Paris Quality Inn, Sky Vue Meeting Room. The session will be from 5:30-6:45pm.
The focus group seeks men and women ages 40 plus. The person must live in Henry County and have a heart condition or family history of heart issues.
This is not a sales presentation; it will be conducted for Research purposes only. Participants will listen to a short presentation and provide input and opinions. Each participant will receive $30.
To see if you are eligible to participate in the focus group study, call Younger Associates at 1-800-748-2087 and ask for Robin.
Summer Reading Program Registration Begins Monday
Paris, Tenn.- Summer’s here and the WG Rhea Public Library wants to make sure students keep sharp, so they will once again have their summer reading program this year. Registration begins June 9th and will continue thru June 30th.
The first day to check out books will be June 20th. It was originally scheduled to be June 16th, but due to the Library closing from the 16-19th they pushed it back.
Several events are planned in the Library’s Summer Reading program including the Dome Theatre, mobile digital theatre on Friday June 20th, Magic School Bus on Monday June 23rd, movies and popcorn on several days, and Mr. Bond the Science Guy on Wednesday July 2nd.
For more information on the Library’s Summer Reading Program which kicks off June 16th, register in person at the circulation desk. Some of the events do require a pre-registration to take part in so call the library for more information or like the WG Rhea Library’s Facebook page.
Point Pleasant Baptist to Hold Rummage Sale Fri-Sat.
Paris, Tenn.- Point Pleasant Baptist Church will have a church wide rummage sale, bake sale to benefit the education building fellowship hall building fund. The rummage sale will be this Friday and Saturday June 6 and 7th at 8am each day. The rummage sale will be at the Lakeway Storage Buildings next to Trolingers.
Fishing for Cure Rodeo Postponed Because of Heavy Rains
To Be Rescheduled for a Later Date
Photo submitted by Steve McCadams
Huntingdon, Tenn.- After some seven inches of rain flooded Carroll Lake Thursday afternoon inundating shorelines, courtesy docks, and fishing piers plus flooding the entire spillway basin officials have decided to postpone Saturday’s Fishing For A Cure fishing rodeo.
Both TWRA officials and Steve McCadams surveyed the damage and felt safety would be an issue for the kids.
The event will be rescheduled in the near future. The future date will be announced soon to all media outlets.
Paris Downtown Boxing Club Brings Home Some Gold
Atlanta- Paris Downtown Boxing traveled to Atlanta to attend the Paul Murphy Boxing Tournament last weekend. Bringing home belts and trophies from left to right: Front Row: Katie Crabtree, Cam’Ron Patton. Back Row: Juan Barrios, Cortavious Patton, Clinton Phifer, Jacob Crabtree, Dillon French. The club is traveling to Hot Springs at the end of June for the Title National Tournament.
Metro Crime Unit Arrests Two for Meth Possession
Found inside of a child's Teddy Bear
Paris, Tenn.- The Metro Crime Unit executed a search warrant at a Puryear home on Wednesday and arrested two people for meth possession. The MCU, TBI, HCSO, Paris Police, Henry Police, and Puryear Police executed a search warrant at 6400 North, in Puryear. Officers located a felony amount of “ice” or crystal methamphetamine concealed inside of a Teddy Bear inside the home.
Sgt. Jamie Myrick shows meth found in Teddy Bear (Inv. Adam Jenkins photo)
Chris Barcio, the resident of the home and his girlfriend Melissa Axley of Big Sandy were both arrested and charged with possession of schedule two controlled substance with the intent to sell, manufacture, and deliver.
Paris Police K9 Kenzie and Sheriff’s Office K9 Droid both assisted in the investigation. While at the scene, police found Charles Felts at the home, who was a wanted fugitive out of Benton and Cheatam County. Felts is wanted for evading, child neglect, and contempt of court.
Barcio and Axley were transported to jail and both placed on $15K bond. More charges are pending due to three youn children being present at the home at the time narcotics were located.
HCSO Investigates Mailbox Vandalism
Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating numerous mailbox vandalisms and thefts that occurred in the past couple of days. Reports say that a couple of homes on West Antioch Road had the mailboxes and posts ran over and damaged.
One of the West Antioch Road homes had a scarecrow stolen from her garden. Deputy Haley Ramos later found the scarecrow in a ditch down the road.
Other roads that had mailboxes damaged or stolen included Foundry Hill Road, Elkhorn Road, Pineview Road, at the Tennessean Golf Course at the Old Tennessee Trail.
A report at the Paris Police Department said that a man was cutting weeds and found a black purse with a loaded gun inside of it. No one had recently reported a run stolen to Paris Police. Officers secured the guns and continue to investigate.
Heavy Rains, Frequent Lightning Pound Area Overnight
The creek beside the WMUF studios is out of its bank this morning after several rounds of heavy rainfall passed thru early Thursday morning. (Tim Alsobrooks photo)
Paris, Tenn.- Henry County residents were likely awakened by one of the few thunderstorms that passed thru the area Wednesday night and into the early hours Thursday morning.
During the night, Henry County was placed in a Tornado Watch, Severe Thunderstorm Warning, and we remain in a Flash Flood Warning Until 7:45am Thursday morning.
At one point around 3am, up to 3 inches of rain had fell in some parts of the county and it was expected 1-3 more inches could come this morning.
BPU crews were busy during the late night and early morning hours as well. The Hadacol breaker in the Springville Substation caused a big outage then the Tecumseh Breaker in Como went out just a couple hours later. All lineman were out last night and power was restored pretty quickly in most cases. All major outages were back on as of early this morning, with just a few smaller outages still being reported.
Teams Sought for HC Fair BBQ Cook Off
Paris, Tenn.- The 4th Annual Henry County Fair BBQ Cook Off will be held on Friday and Saturday August 1st and 2nd and teams are invited to enter the contest for chances to win cash prizes. Entry fee is $100 per team, whether entering one event or all events and teams must be registered by Friday July 25th.
Contest categories include whole beef brisket, pork ribs, pork shoulder/Boston Butts, chicken, dessert, and chef’s choice, which is defined as any variety of meat except those listed above, so it could be turkey, fish, and bacon wrapped items are allowed.
All meat must be inspected before cooking and in original store wrapping in a cooler, maintained at 40 degrees or below. Chicken and chef’s choice entries may be marinated Friday prior to cooking but will still be inspected. After cooking, competition meat should be maintained at 140 degrees or higher and in a covered container.
Each category will pay three places and receive trophies. The Grand Champion will win $1000 and a Trophy and Reserve Champion will take home $500 and a trophy. Winners will be announced at 3pm on Saturday August 2nd.
For more information on the Henry County Fair BBQ Cookoff, to register your team, or see the official rules, contact Bobby or Donna Milam with the Fair Board at 336-1966 or email email@example.com.
Lifeline Bloodmobile at FUMC Thursday Noon to 6pm
In Urgent Need of O Negative and O Positive
Paris, Tenn.- The Lifeline Bloodmobile will be at the First United Methodist Church on Thursday June 5th from Noon to 6pm. There is a current urgent need for O negative and O positive blood so all blood donors are encouraged to give blood if they can Thursday. Be sure and bring a photo ID with you when you come to give blood.
WG Rhea Library To Close June 16-19 for HVAC Installation
Paris, Tenn.- The WG Rhea Public Library will be closed Monday June 16th thru Thursday June 19th to begin installation of a new heating and air conditioning system. This will push back the sign up of the Summer Reading Program from the 16th to the 20th.
Steve McAdams Casting for a Cure Saturday
McKenzie, Tenn - On Saturday June 7th Carroll Lake will be the place to be for the 14th Annual Steve McAdams Casting for a Cure Fishing Rodeo for boys and girls ages 15 and under.
(Cheryl Allen photo from 2013 Fishing Rodeo)
Steve McAdams is a cancer survivor and this event has a special place in his heart for kids to learn the great sport of fishing. There will be plaques and prizes for all age brackets and any child who does not have a fishing pole, there will be poles available for them to use, but they are asked to supply their own tackle and bait.
Parents are asked to bring their child between the hours of 7 am and 9 am so they can register and the fishing event will begin at 9am ending at 11am. The teams of North Carroll Relay for Life will have concessions at the event and this event is sponsored by along with McAdams, the TWRA.
Carroll Lake is located just outside of McKenzie on HWY 22 between McKenzie and Huntingdon and this is a FREE event.
For more information contact or if you would like to donate to this event, contact Steve McAdams at 731 642 0360.
Theft of Property on Corbin Street
Paris, Tenn - Officers from the Paris Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Corbin Street in regards to theft of property. Upon arrival the home owner stated that she had been out of town on vacation and upon arriving home, it was noticed that a panel on the garage door had been removed allowing access for someone to unlock the door and gain entry. Items missing were in exceeded in value of $1700. The homeowner stated that she was able to provide serial numbers of electronics and this case is still under investigation.
64th Annual Chamber Banquet Is June 26th
Pianist and Vocalist Micah Snow To Perform
Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 64th Annual Membership Banquet on Thursday June 26th at the Event Center at the Henry County Fairgrounds. Pianist and vocalist Micah Snow will perform. Snow is a member of Nashville’s Downtown Band and entertains throughout the Southeast.
The Chamber’s Business of the Year and Person of the Year Awards will be presented along with the installation of officers and graduation of the Henry County Leadership Class. An award for Conservationist of the Year will also be given.
Banquet chairman, Robert Newcomb, of First Bank, said, “We will celebrate our community achievements, hear great music and welcome our new Chamber president.”
Tickets for the Chamber banquet are $25 each or a table of six is $140. For more information call the chamber at 642-3431.
Thefts Reported Over County
Paris, Tenn.- A call came into the Henry County Sheriffs Department in regards to a theft. Officers were dispatched to a home on Hwy 77 and upon arrival, Officer Lance Perry spoke with the homeowner who stated that over the past few days, someone had stolen her Troy Built Riding lawn mower. The mower was described as being mostly black with some red in color and is approximately 3 years old. The homeowner was able to present serial numbers on the mower and An estimated value of the mower was placed at $2,000, and this case is still under investigation.
Officer Jim Sanders of the HCSD responded to a vandalism complaint on East Antioch Rd near Springville, and the home owner stated that someone had broken a window at his garage. Officer Sanders noted in the report that noticeable damage was observed and the estimated value of the window was placed at $150.
Anthony Hollingsworth of Patterson Street reported to the Paris Police Department that someone had accessed his bank and withdrew funds without his consent. According to the report and after further investigation on the incident, it is believed that the funds were stolen via the internet. The case is still under investigation.
Mike Huckabee Visits Bethel University in September
McKenzie, Tenn - This week, Bethel University is proud to announce that tickets will be on sale for “An Evening with Mike Huckabee” on Thursday September 18th at the Vera Lowe Center for Student Enrichment. There will be a dinner that begins at 6 pm in the University Board Room, and Mike Huckabee will be speaking along with a musical collaboration with the Bethel Renaissance Bluegrass Band starting at 7 pm in the Crisp Arena. Tickets are $200 per person or $2000 per table. General admission tickets are $25 and all tickets can be purchased at the Bethel Bookstore by calling 352 4094. For more information you are asked to contact Linda Hearn at 352 4003.
Lightning Causes County-Wide Blackout Monday Night
Paris, Tenn.- Every citizen of Henry County spent a little time in the dark Monday night, as a lightning strike to the primary substation caused the breaker to go out. Citizens in all areas were without power as BPU crews began to assess what happened. After 20-30 minutes, most of the system was back up and within 90 minutes or so everyone was back on.
DPA's 3rd Annual Downtown Paris Week is June 8-14
Paris, Tenn.- Downtown Paris Week will be held Sunday June 8 thru Saturday June 14th and there will be plenty of events and festivities for everyone.
The Downtown Paris Association started celebrating Downtown Paris Week a couple of years ago as a week to commemorate all that downtown Paris has to offer.
On Sunday June 8th, DPA invites the community to come worship at one of the six historic downtown churches: First Baptist, First Christian, First Methodist, First Presbyterian, Grace Episcopal, and Quinn Chapel.
Monday June 9th, is Dine Downtown Day where patrons can eat either snacks or full meals and register to win $25 in Downtown Paris Bucks. Restaurants downtown include A La Mode Sweet Shoppe; Golden Dragon, Jack’s Java, Paulette’s Perry’s BBQ, or Take Me Back Café.
Tuesday June 10th, will be Music on the Square Day, with bluegrass, gospel, and country music on the east side of the courthouse lawn. The Chill Tonics, a band made up of Bo Caldwell, Bob Darby, and Irving Dutton, will perform from 5:30-7:30pm on the court square and Perry’ BBQ will be on site with delicious food.
Wednesday June 11th, will be Heritage Day as Ray Harding will lead Free Walking tours of Downtown Paris at 11am and Noon beginning outside Jack Jones Flowers. Also the Heritage Center will be open starting at 10am and the exhibit “Downtown Paris History” will show vintage photos and other historic documents.
Thursday June 12th, will be Songwriters on the Square, as local musicians will play from 6-8:30pm that evening with favorite tunes they’ve written. Perry’s BBQ will sell BBQ, sides, and drinks, be sure and bring your own lawn chair.
Friday June 13th, will be hailed as Government Day and Downtown Extra Value Days. This is a tip of the hat to government workers who serve the community. In addition, many merchants will offer sales throughout the weekend, just in time for Fathers Day which is June 15th.
Saturday June 14th, will close out Downtown Paris Week and will culminate with food, fashion, and fun at the Greystone Ballroom. At 10:30am and 1:15pm, participants passports take them to healthier living with seminars on women’s health from Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Heather Gladwell and Urologist Dr. Joe Mobley III.
Then from Noon to 1pm on Saturday, there will be lunch by Paulette’s, wine tasting by Paris Winery, and a fashion show form six downtown clothiers including The Toggery, Off the Square, Maggies, Herron and Wills, Boutique MariMac, and Queens of Paris. Also DPA vendors will sell their wares in the lobby of the Greystone.
Passports will be $15 and include everything mentioned above. They are available at the DPA office, 203 N. Fentress Street, or participating fashion show shops. The event is co-sponsored by the Henry County Medical Center and is a fundraiser for the DPA.
Downtown Paris Week caps off as Extra Value Days continue Saturday and free carriage rides will be offered by Commercial Bank, First Bank, and Security Bank. Rides will depart from the corner of Washington and Poplar between 2 and 4pm.
HC Sheriff's Office Continues to Investigate Bucy Lane Fire
Bucnahan, Tenn.- The Henry County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a suspicious fire that occurred over the weekend at 125 Bucy Lane where a single wide trailer was burned severely, resulting in around $20K worth of damage.
Near the scene of the fire, a cigarette case, hand rolled cigarettes, a gum wrapper, and a shoe. Investigation continued and officers found that a couple of people were talking and smoking cigarettes and drinking beer near the trailer before it caught fire. Investigation is continuing into the cause of the fire.
Paris Police Issue Citation for Marijuana Possession
Paris, Tenn.- Paris Police executed a search warrant at 1010 Reynolds Street over the weekend and a bag of marijuana in a glass jar in the closet and also found digital scales and other drug paraphernalia. Cited into court was Marcus T. Williamson, age 25 of the address, for simple possession of schedule 6 and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sgt. Josh Frey of the Paris Police Department charged Michael Shane Ward, 27, of Reynolds Street with aggravated burglary after he broke into one apartment and was reportedly trying to break into others over the weekend. The report said that a woman said Ward broke in and stole money from her purse and he was seen banging on others doors over the weekend. The bond was set at $10K.
Sgt. Frey also arrested Rodney Eugene Wilson, 704 Caledonia Street, in a separate incident and charged him with possession of schedule 6 drug with intent.
A report at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office stated Deputy Stacey Bostwick was called to Gum Springs Road where a man was slumped over in his truck which was pulled over on the side of the road. Donnie J. Mathis, 37, of 903 Manley Street, was charged with public intoxication and during the search, marijuana was found on his person, so he was also charged with simple possession of schedule 6.
Relay for Life Will Be June 13th in Henry County
Paris, Tenn.- The 2014 Henry County Relay for Life event will be held Friday, June 13th at the Henry County Fairgrounds.
Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 6:30, with the annual survivor lap and several special guest appearances. Luminaries are also on sale, which will be placed around the Relay for Life track in honor of those who have survived cancer, those who are currently battling cancer, and to memorialize those who lost their battle with the disease.
Luminaries may be purchased for $5 from any Relay for Life committee member, team member, or at Farm Bureau Insurance on Poplar Street. Luminary bags will display the name of the individual honored or memorialized, but plain bags are also available at the Farm Bureau office to decorate in whatever way the purchaser chooses.
Also, the annual Relay for Life Survivor’s Dinner will be held this coming Saturday, June 7th in the Commercial Building at the Henry County Fairgrounds.
All area cancer survivors are welcome to attend the dinner, with food provided by the Paris Elks Lodge and entertainment from Judy and the Guys.
Casting for Cure Fishing Rodeo Is Set for Saturday
McKenzie, Tenn.- The 14th annual Steve McCadams “Casting for a Cure” Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held this coming Saturday, June 7th at Carroll Lake.
Girls and boys up to age 15 are invited to participate in the free event, which will benefit the American Cancer Society. Prizes such as plaques and bicycles will be awarded to kids catching the most and biggest fish in four separate age brackets – 5 and under, 6 to 9, 11 to 12, and 13 to 15. Participants are encouraged to arrive early; registration will be held onsite from 7 to 9 AM with fishing from 9 to 11 AM.
Loaner rods and reels will be available courtesy of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency so that everyone will have a chance to fish, but bait and tackle must be provided. Concessions will also be available at the rodeo courtesy of the Carroll County North Relay for Life teams. The event is scheduled to coincide with National Fishing Week throughout the country as well as Free Fishing Day in Tennessee.
For additional information on the fishing rodeo, call 731-642-0360 or visit www.stevemccadams.com.
"Books are Fun" Book Fair At HCMC on Friday
Paris, Tenn.- Henry County Medical Center has scheduled a “Books are Fun” Book Fair in Classrooms 2 and 3 in the Terrace level of the hospital Friday, June 6th from 7 AM to 4 PM.
The fair will feature over 250 first-run, top quality books from some of the world’s leading publishers, ranging from children’s books to New York Times bestsellers, educational products and much more.
There are plenty of great gift ideas for both graduates and dads, with Father’s Day approaching.
Proceeds from the book fair will benefit the Henry County Healthcare Foundation.
Glow for Elizabeth a Massive Success
Elizabeth Cronin is a 10 year old Paris student who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. Saturday's event was a fundraiser on her behalf (Alex AuBuchon photo).
Paris, Tenn.- Hundreds of supporters turned out to the First United Methodist Church Saturday evening for the Glow for Elizabeth glow walk fundraiser.
The event included a 1 mile glow walk as well as hot dogs and hamburgers, an inflatable for the kids, face painting, a silent auction and bake sale, and live entertainment from several local musicians including Vince Dodd, Mark and Tabitha McWherter, and Randall and Alley French.
The event was held in honor of Elizabeth Cronin, a 10 year old Paris Elementary student who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
Tonya Nash paints Mary Kate Grooms' face at Saturday's event while Caroline Kenworthy and Audrey Hill wait their turn (Alex AuBuchon photo).
Event organizers Cassie Moody Weatherly and Katherine Grooms said they initially just planned to host the 1 mile walk and sell T-shirts, but the community responded strongly with dozens of individuals willing to volunteer their time, and the event continued to grow.
Community support, according to several of the volunteers and eventgoers, was especially bolstered by Elizabeth’s popularity within the community. Said one glow walk participant, one of Elizabeth’s teachers at Paris Elementary School, “We all just love Elizabeth”.
At press time, exact fundraising totals were unavailable, but the event was extremely well-attended from 5 PM until the glow walk at 8, and all event organizers and volunteers viewed the fundraiser as a huge success.
Eventgoers load up on glow-in-the-dark bracelets and other glow supplies before Saturday evening's walk (Alex AuBuchon photo).
Another Great Turnout for Breakfast for Babies
Randi Allen French, one of the event's celebrity waiters, takes Georgia Smyth's order at Saturday's Breakfast for Babies fundraiser (Alex AuBuchon photo).
Paris, Tenn.- Ann & Dave’s Kitchen, along with the help of several “celebrity” waiters, hosted a large breakfast rush Saturday morning from 6 to 11 AM for the March of Dimes’ annual Breakfast for Babies event.
In addition to breakfast, dozens of items were donated to a bake sale, with all proceeds benefiting the March of Dimes.
Servers at the event, ranging from local business leaders to government and law enforcement officials worked hard for tips, as all tips and a portion of the breakfast proceeds went toward the March of Dimes’ March for Babies campaign, which funds research and other programs to help babies begin healthy lives.
Fundraising totals were unavailable at press time, but all the celebrity wait staff said the crowd at Ann & Dave’s never let up during the 5 hour event.
Paris Police Investigate Vehicle Thefts
Paris, Tenn.- According to Paris Police Department reports, officers are currently investigating the thefts of two vehicles in Paris.
A red 2002 Nissan Frontier pickup truck was stolen from a driveway on N. Porter St. on Friday. According to the complainant, the truck had been unlocked at the time with the keys inside.
The driver’s side door was strapped shut due to prior damage. The truck’s value was placed at $3800.
The vehicle has been entered into the NCIC, and city and county units have been advised to be on the lookout.
Officers are also investigating the theft of a 1988 Pontiac Grand Am from a home on N. Highland Street, which occurred on Thursday.
Paris Police investigators have no suspects in either theft.
Warrant Issued for Shoplifting Arrest
Paris, Tenn.- A warrant has been issued for a Paris woman’s arrest after a shoplifting incident at Wal-Mart Saturday, according to Paris Police Department reports.
Wal-Mart loss prevention officer William Christian showed Paris Police officers a video of a woman, identified as Shemona Teague, 38 of Wynn Street, pick up four large ribeye steaks and put them inside a large purse. Teague then left the store with the steaks, valued at $80.
The Paris Police Department has issued a warrant for Teague’s arrest.
Office on Aging Traveling to Sikeston, MO June 6
Paris, Tenn.- Henry County’s Office on Aging will be taking a road trip to Sikeston, Missouri next Friday, June 6th for a trip to Lambert’s Café and a day of relaxation.
The tour bus will leave from the Central Community Center at 9 AM Friday morning and will return to the community center that evening.
The cost for the trip is $16, which only includes transportation to and from Sikeston. Participants must have their own spending money for the Lambert’s meal as well as other events planned for the day.
If you are interested in attending, please register with Reginald Caldwell or Barbara Pearson no later than Wednesday, June 4th.
Phone numbers to contact in order to register are 644-3193 or 642-2919.
The Henry County Office on Aging serves approximately 550 Henry Countians on a regular basis and recently took a similar trip to Discovery Park in Union City.
LBL To Host Special Populations Fishing Tournament
Golden Pond, Ky.- Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will host the annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament next Saturday, June 7, at Honker Lake off Forest Service Road 135, near Woodlands Nature Station.
Registration for the free tournament begins at 8:30am Saturday, with fishing from 9am until noon.
Kentucky Lake Bass Club will be sponsoring the tournament, which is entering its 37th year. This tournament is designed to develop the fishing skills of children and adults who are physically and/or mentally challenged.
Pre-registration is preferred to make sure adequate supplies are on-hand. Call 270-924-2046 to pre-register or for more information about the tournament.
Steve Gray of the Kentucky Bass Club commented regarding the tournament, “This is a fun day for volunteers, parents, caregivers, and especially the anglers. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy this special event!”
Prizes will be awarded for the heaviest string of fish.
For more information on other Land Between the Lakes activities and events as well as trail and road closures and other important information, head to their official website at www.LBL.org
Relay for Life Survivors' Dinner Set for June 7
Paris, Tenn.- Henry County Relay for Life is gearing up for this year’s big event, and the annual Survivor’s Dinner will be held next Saturday, June 7th at 6:00 pm at the Commercial Building at the Fairgrounds.
All area cancer survivors are welcome to attend. Relay for Life Volunteers will be serving and honoring survivors. The Paris Elks Lodge will provide the meal with entertainment provided by Judy and The Guys.
For more information please contact Molly Jackson, Relay for Life Chairperson at 336-9134.
Patriot Pride FB Camp to Be Held June 9-11
Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County High School Patriot Pride Football Camp will be held June 9-11 for grades 1st thru 8th. Times of the camp will be 9am to 11am.
Registration will be at Patriot Stadium and cost is $50 before June 1st and $60 on and after June 1st. Players will be divided into age groups based on upcoming school year.
There will be speed and agility tests and the kids will be able to meet current Patriot Football players. Each participant in the camp will receive a T-shirt and coach’s will give comments and recommendations to help make them better football players.
Topics discussed during the camp will include basic football fundamentals, position coaching, health and nutrition, and keeping your body in football shape.
Participants should wear tennis shoes and bring cleats if possible. Water will be provided throughout camp. For more information email coach James Counce at firstname.lastname@example.org or Coach John Harrison at email@example.com.
6th Annual Hope and Opportunity Golf Tourney is June 7th
Paris, Tenn.- The 6th Annual Hope and Opportunity Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday June 7th at the Tennessean Golf Course in Springville. Player registration is $60 per player for teams of four and includes cart, all green fees, and lunch. Check-in will begin at 7am with the shotgun start at 8am.
The lowest scoring team will receive $1000 and proceeds will benefit the R.E.A.L Hope Youth Center. For more information call the Tennessean Golf Club at 642-7271.
Farmers Market Permits Available Now at UT Extension Office
Paris, Tenn.- Permits for the 2014 Henry County Farmer’s Market are now available at the Henry County UT Extension Office at 1120 Tyson Avenue in Paris. Office hours are from 8-12 and 1pm to 4:30pm. The permit is $35 and checks should be made out to the Henry County Fair.
Hours for the Farmer’s Market this spring and summer will be Tuesdays and Fridays 3pm until sell out. There will be some special market days in downtown Paris and additional locations with dates and time announced later dependent on participation. For more information call the Extension office at 642-2941.
News from past weeks here.