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TEMA Seeks Joint Damage Assessment To Determine Federal Aid Eligibility

Nashville.- The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has requested a federal review, to begin this week, of local damage assessments from the Sat., Oct. 26, 2019, severe weather in middle and west Tennessee to see if the impacted counties may qualify for federal recovery assistance. 

“The severe storms hit counties up and down the Tennessee River and first responders, utilities, public works departments, and volunteers have worked day-in and day-out to clear debris, restore power, and assess damages,” said TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan. “Now, TEMA is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to validate if county and municipal government storm losses meet federal guidelines and demonstrate the need for relief through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program.”

Initial estimates from nine counties indicate $17.4 million in damages to roads and bridges, county and municipal structures, and utilities and water control facilities from the Oct. 26, severe weather. This total also includes costs the counties incurred for emergency work performed during and after the response, such as debris removal and power restoration.

County damage totals include: Benton, $280,000; Decatur, $3.14 million; Hardin, $2.6 million; Henderson, $670,000; Houston, $500,000; Humphreys, $2.41 million; McNairy, $2.69 million; Montgomery, $4.09 million; and, Perry, $1.07 million.

FEMA is expected to begin its review of local damage estimates in the nine counties beginning Wednesday.  Many other impacted counties are still compiling their initial damage estimates so more Tennessee counties could be added to FEMA’s review.

Qualifying for the federal PA program, which reimburses local jurisdictions for their emergency costs and losses, is based on a per capita loss requirement which counties individually and state overall must meet or exceed to be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Tennessee’s per capita loss indicator is $9.7 million and, based on the nine counties reporting losses, each county, as well as the state overall, has exceeded its federal loss indicator.  However, this does not mean a federal declaration or award of assistance is guaranteed since FEMA still needs to inspect and verify the reported damage totals.

Current county damage reports also indicate the severe storm destroyed 45 homes and damaged another 298 across 16 west and middle Tennessee counties. 

It appears most of the homes damaged are insured or are used as secondary residences, which would not meet FEMA criteria for consideration of a federal award of direct assistance to individuals. 

Lady Pats Softball Team Holding Winter Skills Camp Dec. 28th

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Lady Patriots Softball team will hold their 2nd Annual Winter Skills Camp and Team Fundraiser December 28th, 2019. The Deadline to pre-register is November 18th and time to check-in to camp is 8:30am on December 28th. T-shirts are guaranteed to all who pre-register. The skill camp will be held at E.W. Grove Gym, but if weather is nice enough could be moved to the softball field.

Entry fee is $40 for 1st child, $35 for 2nd child in family, and $30 for third child in the family. Make checks to the HCHS Softball Boosters and mail to 600 Old Trezevant Road, Trezevant, TN 38258 or drop off in the office of your child’s school.

NWR Areas Closing Seasonally for Wintering Waterfowl Beginning Nov. 15th

Springville, Tenn.- Beginning this Friday November 15th, some areas of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and all of Cross Creeks NWR will be seasonally closed to the public for the winter. These areas will be closed until March 15th primarily to minimize the disturbance to wintering waterfowl and nesting bald eagles. However, for great views of the lake, or waterfowl and wildlife viewing, there will still be some areas of both refuges open to daylight visitation during the winter months.

At Cross Creeks NWR the visitor center, located at 643 Wildlife Road in Dover remains open weekdays, as does the visitor center at 1371 Wildlife Drive in Springville. At the Big Sandy Unit of the TN NWR, the main road running thru the Big Sandy Peninsula remains opens which gives access to the Bennett’s Creek Observation deck. The V.L. Childs Observation Deck is open this winter at the Britton Ford/Sulphur Wells area and Duck River Bottoms main road is open year round offering great views for visitors. For more information on anything at NWR call 642-2091.

Elks Lodge Offering Smoked Turkeys, Dressing for Thanksgiving

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris Elks Lodge will once again offer smoked Turkey breast to help you with your Thanksgiving Dinners this year. Proceeds from the cooking are used in the Veterans Hides Program, which the Elks Lodge is proud to be a part of. This year for the 2nd straight year, the Elks Lodge will also offer Cindy Snyder’s Cornbread Dressing and gravy for sell to go along with your smoked turkey breast.

Smoked turkey breasts will be $25, a 9 by 13 pan of cornbread dressing will be $20, and quarts of gravy for only $5. Call the Paris Elks Lodge to place your orders, which can be picked up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Parisian Theatre $2 Movie Night Set for Thurs. Nov. 14th

Paris, Tenn.- The Parisian Theatre, WLZK 94.1FM, and Peddler Advantage bring you two dollar movie at the Parisian Theatre this Thursday November 14th. Seats are first come first served and its only $2 to see any of the movies as long as you bring two in-date food items to stock the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

Items must be in date, the pantry will accept boxed mac and cheese, canned tuna, spam, beef ravioli, canned fruit and vegetables, canned soups, grape or strawberry jelly, canned meats, peanut butter, powdered milk, and cereals. Items will be checked for right date and without food items movie is regular price.

Road Board Adds $5K Litter Grant by Amending Budget

Paris, Tenn.- At the Road Board meeting Tuesday night, the board approved a budget amendment and added the $5K Cigarette Prevention Litter Grant. More cigarette receptacles will be placed throughout the county to help decrease throwing butts on the ground.

No Quorum at Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove, Tenn.- Due to lack of a quorum, the Cottage Grove Legislative Council didn't conduct business at their meeting Tuesday night.

UT System Creates "Data Dashboard" to Provide Greater Access to Info

Knoxville- As part of its strategic plan, the University of Tennessee System has announced the creation of a “data dashboard” that will build on its commitment to providing greater and easier access to information for UT’s faculty, staff, students and the communities it serves.

The data dashboard provides frequently requested academic-related information about the university, including enrollment, composite ACT scores, weighted grade point averages, degrees awarded, and graduation and retention statistics.

“Providing a dashboard that tracks our student data was the next logical step in our transparency initiative,” said UT Interim President Randy Boyd. “We hope that the new data dashboard site, combined with the already-established transparency site, will send a clear message to our publics that we hear you and are committed to providing information about how our system operates, as well as data on our outcomes.”

Boyd, as part of his transparency initiative, assembled a Transparency Advisory Group last year to review frequently requested information from the general public, media and legislators. Through the work of this group, UT established a central location for most frequently requested information to make it easier to find and access. To access the site, please visit data.tennessee.edu.

The University of Tennessee is a statewide system of higher education with campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and Memphis; the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma; the UT Institute of Agriculture with a presence in every Tennessee county; and the statewide Institute for Public Service. The UT system manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory through its UT-Battelle partnership; enrolls about 50,000 students statewide; produces about 10,000 new graduates every year; and represents more than 387,000 alumni around the world.

For more information, contact the UT System Office of Communications and Marketing at 865-974-8184.

Barry Hart Served as Inman's Guest for Veteran's Day on Monday

Paris, Tenn.- Inman Middle School celebrated veterans on Monday, November 11th with speaker, Mr. Barry Hart. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1967-1971. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is a published author including articles in Southern Lawman Magazine and a book of poetry titled A Path into the Woods. (Inman photos)

HCSS Closed Tuesday for Winter Weather

Paris, Tenn.- Due to winter weather and already slick roads, Dr. Leah Watkins, Director of Henry County Schools, has cancelled school for Tuesday November 12th. As of now, the Paris Special School District will be going on Tuesday and going on time.

Agencies Coming together to Erradicate Feral Hogs at LBL

Golden Pond, Ky.- An eradication plan for feral hogs that have overran Land Between the Lakes is currently underway as of late last week. Partnering with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife, the Forest Service plans to use aerial operations and bait trapping to euthanize feral hogs at LBL. Feral hogs are non-native and threaten visitor safety, cultural sites and native plant and wildlife species.

APHIS began assisting the Forest Service with trapping in 2014 with success but not at a rate that surpasses reproduction. In 2018, 70 feral hogs were euthanized by APHIS. In 2019, that number grew to 124. Feral hogs can have two litters each year averaging 5-10 piglets. Those offspring can give birth to a new generation in less-than a year.

“Feral hogs threaten the values that make Land Between the Lakes such a special place,” said Tina Tilley, Area Supervisor at the U.S. Forest Service. “Feral hogs now pose a serious threat to the heritage sites across Land Between the Lakes and we can’t risk losing the sites that connect so many to their past.” Tilley says feral hogs are invasive but highly adaptive and can quickly outcompete native animals. “Feral hogs pose a serious threat similar to the Asian carp and we must take additional steps to make a greater impact on feral hogs now.”

The Forest Service will add the use of a helicopter to search for and direct feral hogs for wildlife specialists to shoot from the helicopter during late winter months as conditions allow. The technique is an additional tool necessary to curb the feral hog exploding population.

“Hunting wild hogs is counterproductive to agency eradication efforts,” said Terri Brunjes a Wildlife Biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Hogs that are hunted disperse into new areas and become very difficult to find and euthanize. To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call 1.800.525.7077 or 270.924.2000.

Govenor Lee Set to Be at Paris Landing Lodge Groundbreaking Ceremony Friday

Buchanan, Tenn.- There will be a ground-breaking ceremony at 16055 Hwy. 79 N this Friday November 15th at 3pm. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will be amongst those in attendance Friday afternoon at the ceremony as the new Lodge at Paris Landing State Park begins to take shape. Governor Lee will also visit the Senator Frank P. Lashlee Career and Technical Center in Camden at 12:30pm and the Stewart County Health Department in Dover at 1:45pm.

Good Turnout for Trek for the Troops Event

members of the Lakewood 100 Mile Club walking to raise money for the Darkorse Lodge on Veteran's Day (Kristina Dufresne photo)

Paris, Tenn.- The Trek for Troops event raising money for the Darkhorse Lodge was well supported  on Monday at the First Baptist Church Gym, located on Brewer St. Loni Nita, a Darkhorse volunteer, and Stephanie Winders, Coordinator for School Health, teamed up and got the event running. This is the first year for the event and Darkhorse Lodge sponsored by getting Trek For Troops t-shirts for the participants. There were about 20 children running laps and many more adults came to show support for this amazing cause. There were around 11 Ladies from the American Legion,as well as Central office personnel and even a couple of teachers walking. Darkhorse Lodge is a non-profit organization with 501c recognition. It is still under construction, but when complete, will be a retreat for combat veterans of all branches to come and relax, fish on Kentucky Lake, and communicate with others who have walked in their boots. For more information: (731) 363-3616   https://www.darkhorselodge.org/

The Henry County High School Veterans Day Tribute

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County High School Military Club held its annual salute to Veterans on Veterans Day Monday, November 11th at  the high school.
Veterans were invited to attend for honorable mentions. The Colors were presented by members of the TN Army National Guard. The Madrigals opened the event by singing the National Anthem. The U.S.Air Force song, Semper Paratus( the theme song for the U.S. Coast Guard, and The Marines Hymm (Halls of Montezuma)was performed by the Patriot band. Guest speaker was Captain Marty Weed, U.S. Marine Corps. Captain Weed is the Director of the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads. He deployed to Operation Desert Shield, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Kenya for the African crisis response initiative. Captain Weed discussed what the Marine Corps did for him as an individual, and that he learned the value of being an American. He also stated veterans are 6% of our population at this time, and that there were three words he wanted to leave with us today and they are: Remember, Honor, Teach.
The Army Goes Rolling Along,The U.S.Air Force song, Semper Paratus ( the theme song for the U.S. Coast Guard, and The Marines Hymm (Halls of Montezuma)were performed by the Patriot band, who did a spectacular job and really did justice to the themes.

The Military and Criminal Justice Clubs hosted a reception after the program.  Veterans were encouraged to enjoy a free lunch with students if they chose to stay for lunch.

Photos By Kristina Dufresne (Capt. Weed w/Biana Taconi (pres.military club), and Hannah Camp (vp of military club); HSHS Band

76 Year Old Man Killed in House Fire Saturday Night

Paris, Tenn.- A 76 year old man is likely to have perished in a fire that destroyed a house on Hwy. 69 S. Saturday evening. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a house fire at 2495 Hwy 69S and when deputies arrived on the scene the house was already fully engulfed. Once fire units arrived the fire was contained and put out.

Further investigation revealed that there was someone inside the residence. Preliminarily investigation revealed that it is believed that David M. Ditto Jr. (11-25-42) was inside. Henry County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Adam Jenkins said, “we are awaiting positive identification from the medical examiner’s office once an autopsy is complete.”

The investigation also revealed that there were no suspected signs of foul play involved. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Oakland and Springville volunteer fire departments, the Henry County Rescue Squad and TN State Bomb and Arson for their assistance during this incident.

Paris Police Get Counterfeit $100 Out of Circulation at Sonic

Paris, Tenn.- Paris Police Department responded to a call of a counterfeit hundred dollar bill being passed at the Sonic. A woman attempted to pay for two milkshakes with a one hundred dollar bill that looked suspect to the carhop. The carhop informed the woman that it would need to be verified by the manager. The victim stated she received the bill from a male subject that lives in the Henry Mansfield/Macedonia area. No sale was made due to the bill being deemed counterfeit and taken as evidence for the case file.

In another incident, the sheriff's office, responded to a call of theft that occurred at Leonard Lane on Saturday, Nov. 9th. A locking key box with 24 sets of keys that belong to storage units, residence, and vehicles was taken from the passenger floorboard of the owner’s 1998 Dodge Dakota.

The truck was parked in the carport next to the home. The owner was advised to secure all properties the keys went to. There are no suspects at this time but the case is being investigated due to all the missing keys with a total value of $625.00.

Man Taken Into Custody After Firing Shots While Sitting in His Car

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Sheriff's Office responded to Hwy 140 East in regards to a complaint of an intoxicated male sitting in his car blowing the horn. While en route the officers were notified shots had been fired and the residents were trapped outside with no safe way of getting back inside their homes.

Upon arrival, Deputies Andrews, Barton, and Sanders surrounded the vehicle. The suspect got out and went to the ground on the blind side of the car. All three officers moved in so they could see the subject who repeatedly refused to obey their commands to show his hands.

The suspect was tasered and taken into custody. Fredrick Kader, age 83, of Buchanan was charged with possession of a handgun while under the influence and reckless endangerment with a weapon. Officers confiscated a Ruger 9mm pistol including holster and bullets.

Lakewood's 100 Mile Club Trek for the Troops Moved to First Baptist Church Monday

Paris, Tenn.- Due to the rain and cold weather coming in this afternoon, the Trek the Troops event raising money for the Darkhorse Lodge has been moved inside to the First Baptist Church Gym, located on Brewer St. There will be no transportation provided, so parents will need to make arrangements to get their children there if they are to take part in the event. For more information call 644-3916.

Marker Updated in Paris City Cemetery

Paris, Tenn.- A Tennessee Historical Marker has been installed at the Paris City Cemetery for David Edward Jackson, who was an explorer, fur trader, businessman and the namesake for Jackson Hole, Colorado. Jackson is buried at the cemetery after dying in Paris after a long illness with typhoid fever in December of 1837.

Henry County Cemetery Committee spokesperson Susan Stewart said the installation of the sign followed "many, many months of researching for the application to the Tennessee State Historical Commission, waiting for them to meet and vote, and waiting for construction of the sign."

The sign was installed Thursday by TDOT workers in the pouring rain and Stewart thanked them, along with the DAR in Jackson Hole which raised the money for the sign. She also thanked Susan Pemberton for her research and the city of Paris.

The historical marker for Jackson joins markers already installed at the cemetery for J.D.C Atkins, E.W Grove and Congressman John Crockett.

Photo by Shannon McFarlin.

Update On Fatality Accident

By Shannon McFarlin News Director

Henry, Tenn.--A young Henry woman was killed in the three-vehicle crash that shut down Hwy. 79S for several hours Saturday morning.

The accident claimed the life of Alydia Hart, age 21.  The accident involved three vehicles, which included a 2004 Peterbilt TT semi, which ended up on its side across the highway.

The report was released by Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Brad Wilbanks to WENK/WTPR.

The semi, driven by Darrell Taylor, age 52, of Bradford, was traveling north on Hwy 79 S. Hart was driving an Altima Nissan and pulled out from Van Dyke Road onto the north lanes of Hwy 79 S and was struck in the driver’s side door by the semi.

The semi pushed Hart's vehicle into the south lanes on Hwy 79 S, overturning in the median in the process.

Meanwhile, a Nissan Sentra driven by Michelle Powers, age 45, of Dresden, was traveling south on Hwy 79 S. Powers' vehicle struck Hart's vehicle in the passenger door. Powers' vehicle overturned in the south lanes of Hwy 79 S in the process.

One of the injured was airlifted from the scene to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The report indicates that both Powers and Taylor were injured, but does not indicate which was airlifted.

The initial THP investigation was conducted by Trooper Jason Mounts.

In a press release issued earlier Saturday, the Henry Volunteer Fire Department reported that one victim was extricated by Henry and Paris firefighters and the Henry Co. EMS.

Getting Rowdy At The CASA Chili Cookoff

Paris, Tenn.- The CASA chili contest was kicked off to a roaring start with many thanks to all the participants and a heartfelt prayer. This was an exciting event with so many contestants and supportive people just having a good time with a worthy cause. There were baked goods for sale, door prizes, a really rockin band, dancing, games for the kids, and a of course Lots and Lots of chili to sample. Just a few of the organizations that participated were: The Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County High School students, Inman, Springhill Baptist Church, Representative Bruce Griffey and family, Birds Creek Baptist Church, Project Bridge, Gasoline Alley, Henry County Homestead, and many more. The Henry County CASA Board is considered the best in the state. By Kristina Dufresne

Henry County Basketball Season Tickets

Paris, Tenn.- Season tickets for the 2019-2020 HCHS Basketball season are now available. Regular season play begins on Monday, November 25th. Hall of Fame games will be played prior to the season beginning on Tuesday, November 19th, and Saturday, November 23rd. Season tickets will reserve an upper level backed seat for the 12 home regular season games. Season tickets will be $60.00 and are now available for purchase at the HCHS office. For more information, Please call the HCHS office at (731) 642-5232.

Helping Hand Auction Applications Deadline

Paris, Tenn.- Helping Hand auction applications are due next Friday, November 15th by 5pm. No Exceptions!

Henry County Republican Party Caucus

Paris, Tenn.- The Henry County Republican Party held a caucus Saturday morning and finished business in less than ten minutes. 

The crowd was small and GOP party chair Tess Robbins said, "With the Veterans Day Parade several members of the Party are involved with that and many here are heading over there when we finish." 

Richie Chilcutt won the nomination for Road Supervisor and Ginger Cox became the first ever woman in Henry County nominated for property assessor on the Republican side of the ballot. The two were elected by acclamation after no other nominations came from the floor. 

There were no nominations for any other offices such as constables or road board members. When elections come in March, people can still be on the ballot as independents if they qualify by the deadline. 

The date for the Chancellor caucus has been set for November 23rd at 4pm in Decatur County

Great Morning For Veterans' Day Parade

Paris, Tenn.--It was a great morning for veterans in Henry County with the largest-ever showing in the annual Veterans' Day parade. The weather cooperated for a good-sized crowd along the parade route. The parade was led by the Tennessee State Guard honor guard and the Henry County High School Marching Patriots. Grand Marshal was highly-decorated Vietnam Veteran Dr. Buddy Gardner. Top photo, Dr. Gardner smiles as he passes by in the parade; Cottage Grove veterans; and onlookers applaud the Marching Patriots. (Shannon McFarlin photos).

 

Henry County Patriots Win 10-6 Against Ridgeway Roadrunners

Paris,Tenn.- The Henry County Patriots have done it again! In an exciting game Friday night the patriots won their game against Ridgeway in the playoffs. They had 123 rushing yards, 69 of which can be credited to Jayln Foster, 53 passing yards by Ryan Damron, giving the Patriots a total of 176 yards. They will be playing Clarksville Wildcats next Friday night at Patriot stadium in the second round of the TSSAA football playoffs.

 Photos by Tim Pharr. Below: #14 Darius Stephens with a hold from #18 Brandon Stephenson kicks a 24 yard field goal against Ridgeway. #36 Rodney Littleton tackles the Ridgeway runner.#5 Jayln Foster battles through a facemask to gain positive yardage for the Big Red.

Dedication Ceremony Friday Night At Patriot Stadium

By Shannon McFarlin News Director

Paris, Tenn.—Two legendary sports figures in Henry County history were honored Friday night at Patriot Stadium—former Head Football Coach James M. Counce and former professional football player and local coach Bill Hudson.

With Henry County School officials making the presentations to their families, the fieldhouse was officially named “James M. Counce Fieldhouse” and the field was dedicated “Bill Hudson Field”.

Dedication ceremonies were held at half-time of the Patriots’ playoff game against Ridgeway.

Family members for both Counce and Hudson were on hand on the field for the ceremonies.

Public Address Announcer Jim Farmer told the audience about the careers of both men. He noted Coach Counce died in 2017, “leaving behind a reputation and legacy which extended far beyond the borders of Henry County. He is the Patriots’ all-time winningest coach and his record includes one undefeated regular season (the school’s first) and two perfect state championship seasons. He was the founder of the ‘Big Red Nation’ and created the ‘Go Big Red’ cheer so familiar to all Patriot fans.

Farmer noted that Counce “was an outstanding football coach who cared deeply for every young man who played for him. He was a man of character and personal integrity who was extremely loyal to his school and community.”

Hudson, Farmer said, “was one of the most decorated and celebrated athletes in Henry County sports history, was a true sports legend. He was a giant sports icon not just in Henry County, but to the sports world at large. He has been enshrined in three different Halls of Fame: University of Memphis, Henry County and the state of Tennessee.”

Hudson played professionally for the San Diego Chargers and the Buffalo Bills.

Farmer said, “Hudson’s life had an enormous impact on our county and community. He gave generously of himself to thousands of young people, teaching them academically, coaching them athletically, discipling them socially and modeling for them the life lessons needed for life after school.”

School Board President Jill Coker made presentations of plaques to the families, with Director of Schools Dr. Leah Watkins, High School Principal Dr. Michele Webb and board members also on the field.

Top photo: Head Football Coach James Counce III raises the plaque honoring his father; bottom photo: Bill Hudson's widow Glenda holds the plaque honoring her husband with other family members. (Shannon McFarlin photos).Henry County Patriots Moving Ahead!

13th Annual Holly Jolly Electric Christmas Parade Seeking Entrants

(Paris, TN) Round up your Christmas lights, extension cords, and anything with wheels. It’s time for the 13th Annual Holly, Jolly, Electric Christmas Parade. Sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association, the parade takes place on Saturday, December 14 at 5:00 pm immediately following Santa’s Christmas Festival.

“Folks are already going online to download their registration forms at VisitDowntownParis.com,” said Vickey Roberts, event chairman. “The people in our area are so creative and do a wonderful job lighting up everything including floats, golf carts, ATVs, small tractors, commercial vehicles, and even marching units for this illuminated event.” The parade entry fee is $10.

“Churches, organizations and families enjoy participating in this parade because the decorating is minimal,” said Jennifer Morris, committee member. “The focus is on the lights, not little details. It’s one of the most popular events of the Christmas season.”

Commercial floats are especially being encouraged for this year’s parade. Committee Member Steve Parker said that in a nearby county, businesses enter beautifully lit floats in their community parade, then park their entries in front of their locations for decoration through the end of the year. “That’s a creative way to stretch those marketing dollars,” said Parker. Businesses also may enter their commercial vehicles that are decorated and lighted.

Trophies are awarded in the following categories: Most Christmas Spirit, Best Religious Theme, Best Decorated Float, Best Decorated Golf Cart of Small Tractor, Best Marching Unit and the coveted Clark Griswold Award for the best, knock-your-socks off entry.

Applications and guidelines are available at the DPA office at 203 North Fentress Street, at Paris City Hall or online at VisitDowntownParis.com. For more information call The DPA office at 731-653-PARIS.

Lakewood's 100 Mile Club Walking Monday to Raise Funds for Darkhorse Lodge

Buchanan, Tenn.- Lakewood School's 100 Mile Club will be hosting a service project for Trek for Troops on Veteran's Day, November 11 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.. Club members will be walking laps on Lakewood School's paved trail to raise funds for the Dark Horse Lodge.

Community members are welcome to come walk with the Club members and participate in collecting pledges or walk and donate your miles to the students. "Our goal is for the group to reach a total of 100 miles in 2 hours. We need more people to help us reach this goal." said Coordinated School Health Director, Stephanie Winders. 

Trek for Troops is a national fundraiser for Darkhorse Lodge and this is the fifth year hosting this fun event. Darkhorse Lodge is a retreat located in Henry County for combat veterans of all branches of service to come to relax, fish on Kentucky Lake, enjoy area activities and communicate with others who have walked in their boots, all at no cost. To learn more about the lodge, this website is available, https://www.darkhorselodge.org/

If you are interested in joining our team, contact the Henry County School System Coordinated School Health Office: Stephanie Winders, Jennifer McFarland or LonNita McDonald, at 731-642-9733. If you wish to make a donation, a check can be made out to Lakewood School and in the memo put, Trek for Troops 100 mile club.

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