Homecoming Service at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will be held Sunday Oct 1, at 10 a.m. Lunch on the ground. Everyone invited. SYCAMORE VALLEY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

Bro. Tucker Smith will preach at the Sycamore Valley Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. MACON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

Bro. Tim Austin will be preaching at Macon Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. WHEELER REUNION

The annual Thomas H and Martha Wheeler reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Gamaliel Park in Gamaliel Ky. We will eat around noon, so bring a covered meat, vegetable, dessert, or your favorite food and lawn chair. If you have questions, please contact Tina Short at 615-666-4968. VFW COUNTRY HAM BREAKFAST AND TURKEY SHOOT

On Saturday Sept. 30, the VFW will be holding a breakfast and turkey shoot, Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. followed by the turkey shoot at 9 a.m. Guns and ammo are provided or bring your own gun. Located beside the Sunshine Market.

Come on out and support your local VFW. VIETNAM VETS DINNER

The VFW Post 7135 and Auxiliary will host a “Welcome Home Vietnam Vets” dinner at the National Guard Armory in Lafayette on Nov. 11, 2017.

Meeting time will be at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m. This dinner is for Vietnam Vets and Spouse only. Please RSVP before Oct. 27 to Quinn Marlow 615-388-7751 or John Woods at 615-388-5275.

Catering by Linda’s Cakes & Catering TROPICANA CASINO TRIP

The Macon County Senior Center will travel to Tropicana in Evansville, Ind. for a day of fun on Oct. 5. This is a monthly fundraiser for the Senior Center. Cost is $15 which includes bus trip with Grayline Tours, free Buffet and $5 in free slots play.

You must be 21 years old to participate. Bus leaves Walmart Parking lot at 7 a.m.

and returns approximately at 5:30 p.m. Reserve your seat today by paying at the Senior Center, 329 Hwy. 52 Bypass E. Phone 615-666-3780. CAR SHOW

The 9th annual Car, Tractor and Rat Rod Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 7. Sponsored by Harvest Fellowship Church, 618 Bennett Hill Rd. RBS, Tn. Registration 8a.m.-12p.m.

Entry fee $10 per vehicle.

Trophies awarded at 1:30 p.m.

Door prizes, silent auction items, goodie bags, a 50/50 drawing and concessions will be available. Proceeds go to Youth group and Building funds. For more information contact John Davis at 931-510-1280. BAKE SALE

The Holy Family Catholic Church is sponsoring a bake sale at the Lafayette Walmart on Saturday, Sept., 30. from 10a.m.-2 p.m. There will also be handmade craft items available. BIBLE STUDY

Lafayette Missionary Baptist has Bible study every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. REVIVAL

Revival will begin at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church on Oct. 1. Service times are 7 p.m. nightly and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Pastor is Elder Greg West, assisted by Elder Daniel Cook. BIBLE STUDY

Oakdale General Baptist Church has started a Bible study on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. WHITE FAMILY REUNION

The White Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct.

1, at the Anderson Building next door to Anderson Funeral Home on Hwy 52 East in Lafayette. Pot luck lunch at 12:15 p.m. (originated by Jollie White). LAFAYETTE HEAD START OPEN HOUSES

The local Head Start Centers are having open houses in October. The Red Boiling Springs Head Start center will be hosting its open house on Oct. 5 from 1 and 4 p.m. And on Oct. 12, the Lafayette Head Start center, 2703 Hwy. 52 E., will be hosting its open house from 1 and 4 p.m. The staff and parents are looking forward to showing their center and the children’s arts and crafts. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally and physically. NOTICES

Macon County General Hospital for the month of September will be offering PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) at no cost. PSA is a screening test for the Prostate. Drop by Mon-Fri 7 a.m. till 5 p.m. for the free screening.

The L.B.J. & C.

Development Corporation Board of Director’s will hold their bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the L.B.J.& C. Development Corporation, 1150 Chocolate Drive, Cookeville, Tenn. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

The monthly meeting of the L.B.J.& C. Head Start Policy Council has been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the L.B.J.& C.

Development Corporation, 1150 Chocolate Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee SEPTEMBER CHECKPOINT

A driver license checkpoint will be conducted in Macon county on the evening of Sept. 29, 2017. FOOD PROGRAM

Works In Progress announces participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program through USDA.

Meals will be provided at no separate charge to eligible children served at 2430 Red Boiling Springs Road in Lafayette. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information call 615-388-3765. HELP FOR DRUG ABUSE

Narconon wants to educate families on the new escalated risk Fentanyl has added to opiate abuse. Fentanyl has been found to be 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin and has a greatly increased chance of overdose. Learn more about the new dangers of opiate addiction and the details on Fentanyl by visiting narcononnewliferetreat. org/blog/ fentanyl-laced-heroinworsening- overdose-crisis.

html. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals at 1- 800-431-1754. FREE GED/HISET CLASSES

Start the new year off on the right track by earning your High School Equivalency Diploma free. Macon County Adult Education day and evening classes are available, contact or 615-666-2125 Ext.


CPR & First Aid classes are offered at Macon County General Hospital. For more information contact 615-688-7907.



Sept. 29, Friday, 6 p.m.

— The Art of Hand Written Lettering. Betty Wray, a self-taught calligrapher of 40+ years, will teach participants hand written lettering. Bring a favorite quote with you and create a masterpiece to take home. All materials are furnished. Call 615-666-1919 to reserve your spot. Fee for the class is $30. All proceeds benefit the RBS Heritage Museum


The Macon County Senior center is hosting crochet classes on Thursdays starting at 1 p.m. Sandra Williams will be the instructor. You must be 60 yrs old or older to participate. Participants must bring a skein of yarn and a size G hook.


The Veterans Day Parade committee would like to encourage all the churches and businesses in our communities to participate in the parade Nov. 11. The theme this year is “God and Country.” We would like to hear from you. For more information call our Macon County Veterans Service Officer Doug Weston: Office: 615-666-4480 Mon,Tues, Wed. Home: 615-666-7297. Cell: 615-670-4693.