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2018 Smith County Fair Schedule of Events

The 2018 Smith County Fair will be held July 2 – July 7, 2018. Check out their schedule of events below.

Saturday, June 30, gates open at 8:00am

  • 8:00-10:30am- Homemade Wine Contest Entries
  • 8:00-12:00 noon- Ham, Bacon, and Jowl Show
  • 10:00-3:00pm- Antique Car, Truck, Bike Show, and Swap Meet
    • registration 10:00-11:00/Judging 2:00-3:00/Awards 3:00
  • 3:00pm- Decorated Round Hay Bale Competition
  • 4:00pm- Archery Competition
  • 6:30pm- Draft Horse and Mule Show

Monday, July 2, VETERANS NIGHT, gates open at 4:30pm, Carnival opens at 5:00pm

  • 5:00pm- Opening Ceremonies (GHS Band Performs)
  • 5:30pm- Veterans Flag Retirement
  • 6:00pm- Miss Fairest of the Fair (Ages 16-20)
  • 6:00pm- Auto Extrication & Drug Dog Demonstration
  • 6:00pm- Most Honorable Man
  • 6:30pm- Rabbit Show
  • 7:00pm- Kids Olympics (Reg. 5:30-6:45/Olympics start promptly at 7:00)
  • 7:00pm- Flag Football (GHS vs SCHS)
  • 7:00pm- Carthage Rotary Club Stage (Travis Alltop and Friends)
  • 7:00pm- Wilson Bank Community Kids Stage (NEW EVENT)
  • 8:00pm- Miss Teen Fairest of the Fair (13-15)
  • 9:15pm- $500 Cash Giveaway (Russel Nixon Arena)

Tuesday, July 3, STUDENT NIGHT, gates open at 4:30pm, Carnival opens at 5:00pm

  • 9:00am-3:00pm- Senior Day (Exhibit Tour 9:00-3:00/Reg- 9:00, CornHole- 10:30, Lunch-Noon, Bingo – 12:30, Hillbilly Golf – 1:00, Horseshoes – 3:00)
  • 6:00pm- Miss Petite Fairest of the Fair (Ages 7-9)
  • 6:30pm- Open Poultry Show (Inspection- 5:00pm)
  • 7:00pm- Go Kart Races (NEW EVENT)
  • 7:00pm- Carthage Rotary Club Stage (Wilburn and Wilburn)
  • 7:00pm- Wilson Bank and Community Kids Stage (NEW EVENT)
  • 8:00pm- Miss Junior Fairest of the Fair (Ages 10-12)
  • 9:15pm- $250 Cash Giveaway (Russel Nixon Arena)

Wednesday, July 4, gates open at 4:30pm, Carnival opens at 5:00pm

  • 4:00pm- Mrs Fairest of the Fair (Ages 25-45)
  • 5:00pm- Fairest of the Fair- Boy and Girls (ages 2-3)
  • 6:00pm- Mister Tiny Fairest of the Fair (Ages 4-6)
  • 6:00pm- Miss Tiny Fairest of the Fair (ages 4-6)
  • 6:30pm- Rally on the River (NEW EVENT)
  • 7:00pm- Carthage Rotary Club Stage (Danny and Jackie Woodard and Trina Collins)
  • 7:00pm- Wilson Bank Community Kids Stage (NEW EVENT)
  • 9:15pm- $500 Cash Giveaway (Russel Nixon Arena)
  • 9:30pm- Fireworks

Thursday, July 5, gates open at 4:30pm, Carnival opens at 5:00pm

  • 6:00pm- Open Beef Show
  • 6:00pm- Flat Track 4-Wheeler Races
  • 7:00pm- Concert- John Schneider
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm- Carthage Rotary Club Stage (eXalt and Community Team Choir)
  • 7:00pm- Wilson Bank Community Kids Stage (NEW EVENT)
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm- Carthage Rotary Club Stage (Aaron Bilbrey)
  • 9:15pm- $250 Cash Giveaway (Russel Nixon Arena)

Friday, July 6, gates open at 4:30pm, Carnival opens at 5:00pm

  • 5:30pm- Meat Goat Show
  • 6:00pm- Most Honorable Man
  • 6:30pm- Horseshoe Pitching (Registration 5:30pm)
  • 7:00pm- Demolition Derby
  • 7:00pm- Talent Show with 4-H Public Speaking Contest
  • 7:00pm- Carthage Rotary Club Stage (Feeling Groovy)
  • 7:00pm- Wilson Bank and Community Kid’s Stage (NEW EVENT)
  • 9:15pm- $250 Cash Giveaway (Russel Nixon Arena)

Saturday, July 7, gates open at 4:30pm, Carnival opens at 5:00pm

  • 7:00am- Warrior by the River Mud Run
  • 9:00am- Adult Backyard Cook Off (Judging 4:00-5:00pm)
  • 9:00am- Antique and Farm Stock Tractor Pull
  • 10:00am- Dog Show
  • 11:30am- Baby Fairest of the Fair (boys and girls birth to 6 months)
  • 12:00pm- Baby Fairest of the Fair (boys and girls 7-15 months)
  • 12:30pm- Baby Fairest of the Fair (boys and girls 16-23 months)
  • 12:30pm- Youth Backyard Cookoff (Judging 4:00-5:00pm)
  • 2:00pm- Corn Hole Tournament (registration 1:00pm)
  • 5:00pm- Kayak Race
  • 7:00pm- Bottom Line Band Concert
  • 7:00pm- Truck Pull
  • 7:00pm- Carthage Rotary Club Stage (Tennessee Outlaw Country
  • 7:00pm- Wilson Bank and Community Kids Stage (NEW EVENT)
  • 7:30-Midnight- Coon Hunt
  • 9:15pm- $250 Cash Giveaway (Russel Nixon Arena)

Pre-Fair Schedule, Saturday, June 30, gates open at 8:00am

  • 8:00-10:30am- Homemade Wine Contest Entries
  • 8:00-12:00 noon- Ham, Bacon, and Jowl Show
  • 10:00-3:00pm- Antique Car, Truck, Bike Show, and Swap Meet
    • registration 10:00-11:00/Judging 2:00-3:00/Awards 3:00
  • 3:00pm- Decorated Round Hay Bale Competition
  • 4:00pm- Archery Competition
  • 6:30pm- Draft Horse and Mule Show
  • 8:00am-12:00 NOON- Registration inside Ag building for Family and Consumer Sciences Exhibits: Division I (sewing), Division II (Needlecraft), Division III (Crafts), Division IV (Fine Arts), Division V (Photography), Division VI (Canning), Division VIII (Floriculture), Division IX (Heirlooms). Exception- Division VII (Cooking) is Monday, July 2 (8:00am – 12:00noon)
  • Registration inside Ag building for Youth Exhibits: Division I (Sewing), Division II (Crafts), Division III (Art), Division IV (Photography), Division V (Canning), Division VIII (4-H Posters), Division IX (4-H Display Exhibits). Exception- Division VI (Cooking), Division VII (Floriculture) is Monday, July 2 (8:00am-12:00noon)

Monday, July 2

  • 7:00am-12:00noon- Registration inside Ag building for Devision I Agriculture, Division II Jr. Agriculture.

 

Schedule of Events brought to you by Citizens Bank.

 

 

Carthage receives check for the State of Tennessee Tourism Enhancement Grant

Sara Beth Urban – Dept. of Tourist Development, Susan McMahon – legislative liaison, Jody, Sliger – Department of Economic and Community Development, Jaquelyn Scott – Councilwoman, Matt Watts – Councilman, Jerry Warren – Warren and Associates Engineering, Barbara Kanappel – councilwoman, Dawn Kupferer – Kwill Consultants, Donnie Dennis – Carthage Mayor, Terri Lynn Weaver – State Representative

The Town of Carthage is the recipient of a State of Tennessee Tourism Enhancement grant of $55,147 to assist in constructing an amphitheater at that Town Park Complex. The total project will cost approximately $78,210 and include a covered stage of city sponsored events and community activities.

Each year thousands of visitors flock to Smith County to enjoy the many water sports and recreational activities that are offered at the multiple sites. Carthage is a getaway to many of these destinations, and a public venue to feature events is needed to expand the cultural and social opportunities.

“An amphitheater has been needed for many years and I am pleased that our partnership with the Department of Tourist Development will provide opportunities for our community”, Carthage Mayor Donnie Dennis explains.

“By expanding the recreational and cultural opportunities to include an amphitheater and parenting with multiple businesses and agencies to promote unified vision and message, we believe we can attract more tourist to Carthage. The plan is the unifying component in the developing communities tourism assets in a strategic and sustainable manner. The collaborative vision that has been developed for this project incorporates the recreational and cultural assets of the area”, according to Mayor Dennis.

The Tourism Enhancement Grant, funded by the Rural Economic Opportunity Act of 2016, in partnership between the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Department of Tourists Development. “Assisting a partner in shoring up a tourism asset is critical to rural areas,” Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Development said. “Tourism development is economic development and in some rural areas, tourism is a main industry. We appreciate our partnership with TNECD and the willingness that team has to invest in upgrades that not only increase opportunities of visitation but enhance the quality of life for the citizens of these communities.”

Smith County 4-H Area Project Achievement Day

The Smith County 4-H Demonstration and the Interactive Project Board Contest was held on May 8, 2018 at Hyder Burks Ag Pavilion in Cookeville.  Eleven 4-H’ers gave demonstrations and ten youth presented their project boards.

During the local 4-H club meetings in February, 4-H’ers competed in the demonstration contests in the 4th and 5th grades and in the project board contests in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  This further promotes communication skills for the young people in Smith County.  It teaches the 4-H’ers to express themselves clearly, to learn how to gather information, to organize their thoughts and to learn to speak in front of a group. 

The demonstration and the project board competitions were broken down into the 26 different project areas, which include everything from citizenship to electric, food science to sheep, and everything in between! 4-H’ers are encouraged to choose a project (s) and build their knowledge of the subject material. They also complete activities related to the project area, keep records of their activities, give written and oral demonstrations/display boards, and participate in judging and other contests. 4-H’ers are encouraged to work with parents, volunteers and other 4-H’ers who share similar projects. Project work not only increases a 4-H’ers knowledge of a particular subject of interest to them, but can also prepare them for a career in that field, such as veterinary science. Scholarships, prizes, awards, and special recognition are also the rewards for project work.

One way 4-H’ers can participate in their chosen project area is to compete in Project Achievement Contests held in local clubs and then on to multi-county competitions.

The 4th and 5th graders that competed in the Area Demonstration Contest were Tucker Smith 3rd  place in Beef; Reese Bamford 1st place Clothing and Textiles; Gabe Harville 3rd place Companion Animal; Brian Goodman 1st place Consumer Education/Economics; April Cowell 3rd place Food Science; Lauren Carlyle 2nd place Food Science; Jamison Howell Forestry/Wildlife/Fisheries; Alyssa Padgett Line and Design; Greyson Banka 3rd Nutrition/Health/Fitness; Mia Cook 2nd Nutrition/Health/Fitness; and Xavier Murray Performing Arts/Recreation.

In the Project Display Board Contest the 6th – 8th graders included: Abe Goolsby 1st Citizenship; Kelcie Watts 2nd Companion Animal; Libby Miller 2nd Engineering and Safety Science; Ephraim Rodenbach 2nd Entomology; Ava Grisham 1st Entomology; Carson Meeks 2nd Horticulture/Garden; Dylan Jones 2nd Leadership/Personal Development; Hannah Borck 1st Line and Design; Jubilee Hart 1st Poultry; and Courtney Dickens 1st Sheep.

For further information relating to any of the many 4-H activities, events and projects, please contact Katie Clark in the Smith County office of the University of Tennessee Extension at 735-2900.

The 4-H Youth Development Program delivers programs through cooperative efforts of the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, and public and private sector volunteers.  4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades 4-12, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

 

Benefit for Donnie Hiers to be held Saturday, May 19th

A benefit for Donnie Hiers will be held on Saturday, May 19th, at 1:00p.m. at the Smith County Ag Center.

A spaghetti dinner and hot dogs will be served as well as a cakewalk and auction will be available.

Donnie is a dependable, hard working man, who is always willing to help others. He was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and will be undergoing chemo, radiation, and surgery.

All donations will go towards helping the Hiers family.

 

Carthage man is one of ten indicted in Putnam County Human Trafficking Operation

Lance Hatmaker

COOKEVILLE – An undercover human trafficking operation conducted by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Office of the 13th District Attorney General, Cookeville Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of ten men facing felony charges in a targeted effort to identify individuals attempting to purchase illicit sex from minors.

“With each similar operation we conduct, we want to send the same message; that we will not tolerate the sexual exploitation of any person in our community,” says TBI Acting Director Jason Locke. “This is a demand-driven crime, involving men from all kinds of backgrounds. As a state, Tennessee has led the fight to see to it that no child or adult falls victim to these sexual predators.”

The operation began in Cookeville on February 15th and continued through February 17th. The operational focus was on individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with females under the age of 18, and those engaged in trafficking others for commercial sex acts. For all three days of the operation, advertisements were placed in the “Women Seeking Men” section of backpage.com, and two female TBI Agents posted as individuals offering sex on that site. During the course of the resulting text or phone conversations, the Agents identified themselves as being 14 to 17 years old. A total of ten men, from college students, to a mail carrier, to a landscaping company owner, traveled to the location to meet for the purpose of illicit sex from a female they believed to be a minor.

“As significant as these arrests are, we are only scratching the surface,” says Cookeville Police Chief Randy Evans. “It is incumbent upon us to remain vigilant, and pursue and prosecute human trafficking across the state, as we all continue to battle this heinous crime.”

In the course of the three-day operation, men using 697 unique phone numbers responded to the ads that were posted online, seeking to purchase illicit sex. The total number of contacts, such as text messages and calls, was 5,211. Some of the conversations between these men and undercover Agents continued after they learned they were chatting with someone they believed to be a minor. During the operation, Agents and Intelligence Analysts also gathered information in an effort to identify and recover potential victims of human trafficking.

“I am pleased that this investigation was successful,” says 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway. “At the same time, I find it disturbing and tragic that there is even a need to conduct such an investigation in our community. The District Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners will continue to be proactive in the fight to protect child victims and to expose and hold accountable those who prey on them.”

Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris agrees. “Human trafficking and exploitation of children and young adults has no place in our community. I want our citizens to know that we take every threat to their safety seriously. Our agency will always work with law enforcement partners to help eliminate human trafficking from occurring.”

This is the 13th time the TBI has worked with partner law enforcement agencies across the state to help identify, investigate and prosecute trafficking. Assistant Special Agent in Charge Robert Hammer, who oversees HSI’s efforts in Tennessee says, “For almost three years now, ICE/HSI has partnered with TBI and agencies across Tennessee to combat this heinous form of modern-day slavery.  Individuals seeking to exploit victims of sex trafficking need to realize that law enforcement across Tennessee is unified and will aggressively investigate and prosecute the perpetrators.  We also stand ready to protect and assist any victims that we are able to rescue as part of these operations.”

On May 8th, the Putnam County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging ten individuals in connection with this operation. At the time of this release, eight of those men had been taken into custody:

*Kenneth Hobbs (DOB 09/29/1966, Dunlap):  One count Patronizing Prostitution (Class B Felony)

*Lance Hatmaker (DOB 12/06/1987, Carthage): One count Patronizing Prostitution (Class A Felony)

*Matthew Kenty (DOB 06/24/1999, Birmingham, AL): One count Patronizing Prostitution (Class B Felony)

*Nicanor Baraiac (DOB 02/15/1976, Lenoir City): One count Patronizing Prostitution (Class A Felony)

*Nathaniel Stalnaker (DOB 05/04/1999, Cookeville):  One count Patronizing Prostitution (Class A Felony)

*Justin Adcock (DOB 02/13/1990, Algood):  One count Patronizing Prostitution (Class A Felony)

*Daniel Baltazar (DOB 07/16/1983, Cookeville): One count Patronizing Prositution (Class B Felony)

*Marcus Clark (DOB 07/27/1999, Monroe): One count Patronizing Prostitution (Class A Felony)

Booking photos and updated arrest information will be available online at  https://tbinewsroom.com/.

Jerry Redman is CEO of Second Life Tennessee, a non-profit anti-human trafficking organization for the 25-county region that includes the Upper Cumberland area. “Our organization works regularly to educate communities on what trafficking actually is, and create and strengthen partnerships to ensure that our region is well-equipped to turn the tide on this crime, and most of all, assist those victimized by trafficking so that they can truly live the lives they dream of and deserve.”

For more information on resources, and how to help in the fight against human trafficking, visit https://ithastostop.com/.

11th Annual “Drive for Sight” 2 Man Golf Scramble

The Southside Lions Club of Gordonsville is holding their  11th Annual “Drive for Sight” 2 Man Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Southern Hills Golf Course in Baxter, Tennessee.

The scramble will begin at 8 am with a shotgun start.

Entry fee is $60 per man – bring your own team.

  • Free Lunch
  • Longest Drive Contest
  • Numerous Door Prizes
  • Gift Bag for Each Player
  • 50/50 Drawing
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Closest to the Line
  • Flights Established after play
  • Mulligans $5
  • Lucky Ball Drop

Call the club house to sign-up: (931) 432-5149

Proceeds go to the Southside Lions Club for community service and to help those with visual handicaps.

 

2018 National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25

NASHVILLE — The 2018 National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force.

The Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is Friday, May 18 with the goal of demonstrating how easy it is to wear a life jacket, even while at work.

On Saturday, May 19, Ready, Set, Wear It!, will enter its ninth year in trying to bring awareness on the importance of life jacket wear by holding a world record day. Participants will again be part of the attempt to break a world record for the most life jackets worn at one time. The worldwide event kicks off the start of National Safe Boating Week.

Both events help usher in National Safe Boating Week which is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day Weekend. Boating partners across the United States and Canada are teaming to promote safe boating practices, including the wear of life jackets for National Safe Boating Week and throughout the 2018 boating season.

The goal of National Safe Boating Week is to educate the public about the importance of safe boating practices and wearing life jackets while on the water.

 

Book Signing and Film presentation at the Smith County Heritage Museum

Mr. James L Bass, a local author who wrote Fait Accompli: A Historical Account of the 457th Bomb Group Volume I, II, and III as well as an attorney will be available for a book signing on May 18th, 2018 between 5:00p.m. and 7:00p.m. at the Smith County Heritage Museum.

“Carthage on Parade”, a 1940’s film that contains footage of Carthage, TN and surrounding areas, will also be showing during this time.

Come out and enjoy the evening and refreshments at 107 3rd Ave, Carthage TN.

 

List of confirmed candidates for the Smith County Candidate Forum and Meet & Greet

The Smith County Candidate Forum and Meet & Greet is set to take place on June 4, 2018 at the Smith County Ag Center. Click HERE for more information about the event. 

To register for the event, all candidates must contact Smith County Insider before June 1, 2018. Call/Text (615) 735-7435, email News@SmithCountyInsider.com, or send a message to Smith County Insider on Facebook to register.

ALL candidates are invited to attend. Below is a list of confirmed candidates as of May 19 – 11:20 A.M.:

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives – 6th Congressional District (Primary)

  • Merrilee Wineinger (D)
  • Judd Matheny (R)

Governor of Tennessee

TN Senate – 17th District (Primary)

  • Mary Alice Carfi (D)

TN House of Representatives – 40th District (Primary)

  • Chad Williams (R)

State Executive Committeeman – 17th District

State Executive Committeewoman – 17th District

  • Carol Brown Andrews (D)

Smith County Mayor

  • Mark Jones
  • Jeff Mason
  • Ricky Slack
  • Billy Woodard

County Commission – Defeated – District 1

  • David Morgan
  • Kerry “Bud” West

County Commission – Tanglewood – District 2

  • Greta Anderson Kirby
  • Jason Stewart

County Commission – New Middleton – District 3

County Commission – Rock City – District 4

  • Erika Ebel
  • Matthew J. Inyart

County Commission – Gordonsville – District 5

  • Linda Nixon

County Commission – Carthage – District 6

County Commission – South Carthage – District 7

  • Joey Nixon
  • Randy Glover
  • Steven Lish
  • Tommy Bane

County Commission – Elmwood – District 8

  • David Gross

Trustee

  • Lee Ann Williams

Sheriff

  • Michael F. Guerra Jr.

Circuit Court Clerk

County Clerk

Register of Deeds

  • Jerri Lin Vaden-Malone
  • Peggy Lancaster Massey

School Board – New Middleton – District 3

  • Jeremy V. Johnson

School Board – Rock City – District 4

School Board – Carthage – District 6

School Board – Elmwood – District 8

Town of South Carthage Mayor

  • Hollis Mulinax

Town of South Carthage Alderman – Ward 1

Town of South Carthage Alderman – Ward 2

 

Tennessee Kayak and Outdoor Company Grand Opening set for May 19

Tennessee Kayak and Outdoor Company will be hosting its grand opening event on May 19th from 9:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. They will have live music, food, corn hole tournament, giveaways, children’s activities, and a ribbon cutting. Half price rentals also available on May 19th only. Tennessee Kayak and Outdoor Company specialize in Malibu kayaks, Xero Shoes, and all the accessories you would need for a great kayaking experience in Smith County down the Cumberland River.

For more information please call 615-735-7995.

 

Overdose Prevention: Free Naloxone Training set for May 18th

The Relative Caregiver Program and Drug Prevention Coalition/Smith County are offering a free Nalozone Training on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 11:00 am—1:00 pm at the Upper Cumberland Development District, 1225 South Willow Avenue, Cookeville, TN.

The training will include a power point presentation to learn and train how to disburse Narcan/Naloxone for a loved one or neighbor that has overdosed on a medication. Attendees will receive a free package of Narcan.
Please contact Melissa Allison if you plan to attend at 931-476-4127

Deputies Respond to Unknown Vehicle in Back Yard; Two Arrested For Possession of Meth

Kathleen Schwartz

Kenneth Hiers

(Smith County Insider Press) – On March 7, 2018, Deputy Terrance Adams with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Cookeville Highway for a suspicious vehicle parked in the back yard running and with the lights on, but with the appearance that no one was inside.

According to the police report, when Deputy Adams arrived on the scene, he made contact with Kathleen Schwartz (22, Carthage) and Kenneth Hiers (41, Buffalo Valley), who were slumped over next to each other in the front seat of the vehicle.

According to the police report, it took several minutes for Schwartz and Hiers to respond. Deputy Adams asked Schwartz what they were doing there. She stated that she did not know where they were, and she thought they might have wrecked. Hiers, who was in the passenger seat, could not explain why they were there either.

According to the police report, both Schwartz and Hiers appeared to be under the influence. When the suspects were asked to step out of the vehicle, they were both unsteady on their feet, had bloodshot eyes, and had slurred speech.

Both suspects were placed under arrest for public intoxication. Sgt. Jimmy Gregory, who was also on the scene, asked the owners of the residence if they wanted the vehicle to remain or be towed. They requested it be towed. During the inventory of the vehicle, a hypodermic needle was located along with a small plastic bag containing a crystal like substance, which field tested positive for meth. Both suspects denied it was theirs.

Schwartz is charged with possession of schedule II, public intoxication, and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use.

Hiers is charged with possession of schedule II, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, and violation of probation.

 

Smith County 4-H Hosts Day Camps

Smith County 4-H is excited to host two specialty day camps this summer! We will be hosting our Wildlife Camp on Friday, June 22nd at the Cordell Hull Visitors Center. Campers will have the opportunity to learn about wildlife and tree identification, as well as enjoy nature and make s’mores. Our Basic Cooking 101 Camp will be held on Thursday, July 12th at Gordonsville First Baptist Church. Campers will learn about kitchen safety and learn to read recipes, as well as cooking a homemade meal and dessert to enjoy! Both camps are open to 4-8 grade Smith County 4-H’ers and cost $30. For further information or to register call the Smith County Extension Office at 735-2900. 

The 4-H Youth Development Program delivers programs through cooperative efforts of the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, and public and private sector volunteers.  4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.  4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades 4-12, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Powell & Meadows Insurance Agency a Preferred Partner with Frankenmuth Insurance

At its recent Executive/Agency Round Table meeting, Frankenmuth Insurance recognized Powell & Meadows Insurance Agency of Carthage, TN as a “Preferred” Partner for 2017.

This prestigious distinction is awarded to a top percentage of all independent agencies representing the insurance company, and is reflective of the agency’s outstanding profitability, growth, and partnership.

Powell & Meadows Insurance Agency has been a partner with Frankenmuth Insurance since 2005.

“The effort and professionalism of the management and staff at Powell & Meadows Insurance Agency reflects our own goal of exceeding the expectations of those we serve,” says Frankenmuth Insurance President and COO Fred Edmond. “It is indeed a privilege to honor the agency with our Preferred designation.”

 

Business Spotlight: Stephanie McCaleb with Mary Kay

In November, the Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member, Stephanie McCaleb. Stephanie is an Independent Beauty Consultant and began her Mary Kay business in October of 2012. She is currently working toward her goal of becoming a Sales Director.  A graduate of Lebanon High School, she attended Cumberland University and has worked in Wilson County Government. Stephanie graduated from Mary Kay University, located in Dallas, Texas, in 2014. Her goal is to continue building her Mary Kay team with strong, motivated, Godly women who want to make a difference. 

In 2013, Stephanie began offering pageant consulting services thru Crowning Edge Pageant Consulting. No stranger to pageants, she won her first national title, Junior Miss American Sweetheart, at the age of twelve. In 2006, she was voted Most Photogenic and Most Physically Fit in the Mrs. Tennessee Pageant. In 2011, she was crowned Ambassador Queen in the United States Mrs. Pageant. She was also crowned National Ms. American Dream in 2013. Most recently, Stephanie was announced as the new National Mrs. in 2016.

If you do not have a Mary Kay consultant or have questions about any service Stephanie offers, please call 615-504-7404 or visit www.marykay.com/shollis1.

 

 

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