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Final Day of the Cancer Bake Auction Items Are Listed Below

McKenzie, Tenn.- The final day of the Carroll County Relay for Life’s Cancer Bake Auction will be held at the McKenzie Church of Christ Friday, April 14th. You can drop-off for items for the final day of auction from 7am to 1pm. So far $7,043 is the grand total for this year's Cancer Bake Auction.

Friday’s Cancer Bake Auction items are donated by the McKenzie Regional Hospital, Long Heights Baptist Church, Fast Pace Urgent Care, Bethel University, Preferred Compound and the First United Methodist Church in Huntingdon. Friday’s auctioneer is Kenny Carr and the phones will be answered by the Relay for Life team.

You can listen to the Cancer Bake Auction right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com or  by calling 712-432-5742 beginning at 12:30pm and the auction will go from 1pm to 4pm.

If you want to place a bid just call 731-358-0800, 731-358-1129 or 731-358-3852. Here are some of items at today's auction.

Here are Friday's Cancer Bake Auction Items

(photos taken by David Jackson)

A hand crafted knife donated by Dana Brawner in memory of Frank Brawner, who was used to donate to the Relay for Life each year.


Spring Has Sprung door wreath, with hydrangea, dog wood and various spring flowers was donated by Stacey Browning in memory of Porter Dunlap.

Blue bird pencil, double framed picture donated by Linda Coleman.

Kustoff Visits Huntingdon to Meet With Local Officials


Congressman Kustoff meeting with local Carroll County officials. (David Jackson photo)

Huntingdon, Tenn.- While on Easter recess from Congress, freshmen US Congressmen David Kustoff met with local officials at the Carroll County Shooters Complex on Friday morning.

Kustoff addressed three issues at the meeting with local officials on Friday. The first issue he addressed was our primary concern healthcare reform tax reform and bank reform. When asked about decisions that are being made due to partisan politics Kustauff said that on some bills that are going through Congress he has seen both parties try and work together but the notable issues concerning health care reform tax reform and bank reform have fallen into party lines.


When asked by chamber executive director Brad Hurley about possible budget cuts that have been in the media concerning programs that would affect Carroll County, specifically about the community block grants for national public radio and other programs, Kustoff replied that at this time he has has not seen the budget and all that he has seen or heard has been through the media. Currently the budget still has to be presented and finalized.


Final Day of the Cancer Bake Auction Set to Break Last Year's Record on Friday Starting at 12:30pm on WHDM

McKenzie, Tenn.- The final day of the Carroll County Relay for Life’s Cancer Bake Auction will be held at the McKenzie Church of Christ Friday, April 14th. You can drop-off for items for the final day of auction from 7am to 1pm.

Friday’s Cancer Bake Auction items are donated by the McKenzie Regional Hospital, Long Heights Baptist Church, Fast Pace Urgent Care, Bethel University, Preferred Compound and the First United Methodist Church in Huntingdon. Friday’s auctioneer is Kenny Carr and the phones will be answered by the Relay for Life team.

You can listen to the Cancer Bake Auction right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com or  by calling 712-432-5742 beginning at 12:30pm and the auction will go from 1pm to 4pm.

If you want to place a bid just call 731-358-0800, 731-358-1129 or 731-358-3852. Here are some of items at today's auction.

Here are the three carry over items, which will be sold on Friday, April 14th.

(photos taken by David Jackson)

A hand crafted knife donated by Dana Brawner in memory of Frank Brawner, who was used to donate to the Relay for Life each year.


Spring Has Sprung door wreath, with hydrangea, dog wood and various spring flowers was donated by Stacey Browning in memory of Porter Dunlap.

Blue bird pencil, double framed picture donated by Linda Coleman.

Easter Egg Hunt at Huntingdon Rehab on Sat. at 3pm

Huntingdon, Tenn.- On Saturday, April 15th come and join the Easter Egg Hunt at 3pm at the Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center, located at 635 High Street in Huntingdon.

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt, refreshments and prizes will be given out at tomorrow’s hunt. All kids ages 1-10 years old are welcomed to attend.

Carroll Senior Citizen Center Holds Thrive and Survive Event on April 17th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Senior Citizen Center will be hold a Thriving and Surviving workshop for those living with cancer, cancer survivors and family members on April 17th at 9am at the Carroll County Office on Aging, which is located at 625 High Street Suite 108 in Huntingdon.

Gwen Joyner, a UT Extension Agent, will be teaching the class. To sign up for the classes just call 986-1985.


Cancer Bake Auction Raises Over $2,000 on Thursday


(David Jackson photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Relay for Life’s Cancer Bake Auction will be held at the McKenzie Church of Christ on Monday, April 10th through Friday, April 14th. You can drop-off for items from 7am to 1pm daily.

Thursday’s Cancer Bake Auction items were donated by the McKenzie Cumberland Presbyterian Church, McKenzie Banking, Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, McDonald's and Blood, Swear and Gears. Thursday’s auctioneer was Kenny McBride and the phones were answered by McKenzie Regional Hospital.

On day four of the Cancer Bake Auction more than $2,000 was raised on Thursday, which brings the Cancer Bake Auction grand total of more than $7,043 that has been raised for the 2017 Cancer Bake Auction, which is on track to beat last year's grand total of $7,847.

You can listen to the Cancer Bake Auction right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, or online at whdmradio.com beginning at 12:30pm and the auction will go from 1pm to 4pm.

If you want to place a bid just call 731-358-0800, 731-358-1129 or 731-358-3852.


Thursday's Cancer Bake Auction Items

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Relay for Life’s Cancer Bake Auction will be held at the McKenzie Church of Christ on Monday, April 10th through Friday, April 14th. You can drop-off for items from 7am to 1pm daily.

Thursday’s Cancer Bake Auction items are donated by the McKenzie Cumberland Presbyterian Church, McKenzie Banking, Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, McDonald's and Blood, Swear and Gears. Thursday’s auctioneer is Kenny McBride and the phones will be answered by McKenzie Regional Hospital.

You can listen to the Cancer Bake Auction right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, or online at whdmradio.com beginning at 12:30pm and the auction will go from 1pm to 4pm.

If you want to place a bid just call 731-358-0800, 731-358-1129 or 731-358-3852. Here are some of items at today's auction.

Here are some of Thursday's items:

(David Jackson photos)


Bid High and Bid Often on the Final Day of the Cancer Bake Auction on Friday Starting at 12:30pm on WHDM

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Relay for Life’s Cancer Bake Auction will be held at the McKenzie Church of Christ on Monday, April 10th through Friday, April 14th. You can drop-off for items from 7am to 1pm daily.

Thursday’s Cancer Bake Auction items are donated by the McKenzie Cumberland Presbyterian Church, McKenzie Banking, Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, McDonald's and Blood, Swear and Gears. Thursday’s auctioneer is Kenny McBride and the phones will be answered by McKenzie Regional Hospital.

You can listen to the Cancer Bake Auction right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, or online at whdmradio.com beginning at 12:30pm and the auction will go from 1pm to 4pm.

If you want to place a bid just call 731-358-0800, 731-358-1129 or 731-358-3852. Here are some of items at today's auction.

Here are the three carry over items, which will be sold on Friday, April 14th.

(photos taken by David Jackson)


Spring Has Sprung door wreath, with hydrangea, dog wood and various spring flowers was donated by Stacey Browning in memory of Porter Dunlap.

Blue bird pencil, double framed picture donated by Linda Coleman.

A hand crafted knife donated by Dana Brawner in memory of Frank Brawner, who was used to donate to the Relay for Life each year.

McKenzie FFA Holding Shooting Fundraiser on April 20th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The McKenzie FFA will be presenting the Blast Out Hunger event on Thursday, April 20th with the first group of twelve teams starting the shoot at 9:30am and the next group of twelve will begin at 1pm at the Carroll County Shooting Sports Park which is located at 680 McAdoo Cemetery Lane in Huntingdon.

It will cost $250 for each five person team plus an additional $50 per shooter. A meal, t-shirt, and a goody bag will be given to each of the shooters who have paid and trophies will awarded to the top three in each division which include men, women and team.

Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank and Hunters for the Hungry.

For more information or to register please call Lindsey Parham at 731-571-8809 or you can email her at parhaml3@mckenzieschools.org.

First Baptist Youth Group Holds Bake Sale and Car Wash on Friday

Bruceton, Tenn.- The First Baptist Church Youth Group in Bruceton will hold their 3rd Annual bake sale and car wash at the First Baptist Church in Bruceton on Friday, April 14th at 10am and the car wash will end at 1pm.

All of the proceeds from the bake sale and car wash will benefit the First Baptist Youth Group.

Cancer Bake Auction Raises $1,975 on Wednesday

(David Jackson photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.-  The Carroll County Relay for Life’s Cancer Bake Auction will be held at the McKenzie Church of Christ today through Friday, April 14th. You can drop-off for items from 7am to 1pm daily.

Wednesday’s Cancer Bake Auction items were donated by the First United Methodist Church in McKenzie, Enron Missionary Baptist Church, McKenzie Medical Center, the Carroll Bank and Trust and the Overflow Church in McKenzie. Wednesday’s auctioneer was Tim McBride and the phones were answered by Bethel University.

On day three of the Cancer Bake Auction a total of $1,975 was raised. After day 3 of the Cancer Bake Auction a grand total of over $5,242 has been raised for the 2017 Cancer Bake Auction, which is on track to beat last year's grand total of $7,847.

You can listen to the Cancer Bake Auction right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, or online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742 beginning at 12:30pm and the auction will go from 1pm to 4pm. 

If you want to place a bid just call 731-358-0800, 731-358-1129 or 731-358-3852.


Get Your Bids in at Wednesday's Cancer Bake Auction at 1pm

(David Jackson photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.-  The Carroll County Relay for Life’s Cancer Bake Auction will be held at the McKenzie Church of Christ today through Friday, April 14th. You can drop-off for items from 7am to 1pm daily.

Wednesday’s Cancer Bake Auction items are donated by the First United Methodist Church in McKenzie, Enron Missionary Baptist Church, McKenzie Medical Center, the Carroll Bank and Trust and the Overflow Church in McKenzie. Wednesday’s auctioneer will be Tim McBride and the phones will be answered by Bethel University.

You can listen to the Cancer Bake Auction right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, or online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742 beginning at 12:30pm and the auction will go from 1pm to 4pm. 

If you want to place a bid just call 731-358-0800, 731-358-1129 or 731-358-3852.

Here are some of Wednesday's items:

Huntingdon Man Arrested on Multiple VOP

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department,  Sgt. Trey Boucher arrested Gabiel A. Hillsman, age 40 of 9515 Hwy 77 of Huntingdon on Tuesday, April 4th for one count of violation of probation out of Henry County, two counts of violation of probation out of Carroll County and joy riding out of Gibson County. Hillsman was held without bond.

McKenzie Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department,  Ptl. Jeremiah Brooks arrested William Kevin Cummings, age 52 of 242 Linden Street of McKenzie, on Sunday, April 9th for disorderly conduct. Cummings was placed on $250 bond.

 

Police Investigate Vandalism on Magnolia Avenue

 

McKenzie, Tenn.- According to a report from the McKenzie Police Department,  Ptl. Mark Boaz responded to a call about a case of vandalism at a home on Magnolia Avenue in McKenzie on Friday, April 7th.

The victim stated to police that she left her home and when she came back it looked like someone had tried to break into her house, but nothing was taken. Police did find a small crack above the dead bolt.

The estimated replacement cost for the door is around $150. Police have no suspects in this case.

Cancer Bake Auction Raises More than $2,000 on Tuesday


(David Jackson photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- This year’s Cancer Bake Auction is on track to bet last year’s total with the second day of the Cancer Bake Auction raising more than $2,097 on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s auction items are donated by McKenzie Elementary, McKenzie First Baptist, Centennial Bank, Friendly Church of God in Christ in McKenzie and A Place Called Home. After day 2 of the Cancer Bake Auction a total of $3,267 has been raised for the 2017 Cancer Bake Auction, which bets last year’s day 2 total of $2,470.

The Carroll County Relay for Life’s Cancer Bake Auction continues on Wednesday at the McKenzie Church of Christ. You can drop-off for items from 7am to 1pm daily.

You can listen to the Cancer Bake Auction right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, or online at whdmradio.com beginning at 12:30pm and the auction will go from 1pm to 4pm.

If you want to place a bid just call 731-358-0800, 731-358-1129 or 731-358-3852.


Cancer Bake Auction on WHDM Continues on April 11th at 12:30pm


(David Jackson photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Relay for Life’s Cancer Bake Auction will be held at the McKenzie Church of Christ from today through Friday, April 14th. You can drop-off for items from 7am to 1pm daily.

Tuesday’s auction items are donated by McKenzie Elementary, McKenzie First Baptist, Centennial Bank, Friendly Church of God in Christ in McKenzie and A Place Called Home. The auctioneer for Tuesday's auction is Jim Roberts from the Church of Christ and the Rotary Club is answering the phones.

Carry over items that will be sold on Friday include: the hand crafted knife donated by Dana Brawner in memory of Frank Brawner, who was used to donate to the Relay for Life each year, Spring Sprung door wreath, with hydrangea, dog wood and various spring flowers was donated by Stacey Browning in memory of Porter Dunlap and a blue bird on a fence post pencil drawing that is a double framed picture donated by Linda Coleman.

You can listen to the Cancer Bake Auction right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, or online at whdmradio.com or you can listen to the auction by calling 712-432-5742 from 1pm to 4pm.

If you want to place a bid just call 731-358-0800, 731-358-1129 or 731-358-3852. Monday's total that was raised at the Cancer Bake Auction was $1,170.

Here are some of Tuesday's auction items

$1,170 Raised in Monday's Cancer Bake Auction

McKenzie, Tenn.- The total amount raised at Monday's Carroll County Relay for Life’s Cancer Bake Auction was $1,170. Monday's items were donated by McKenzie Church of Christ, Huntingdon First Baptist and Rich Family Relay team from Huntingdon and the Lion's Club answered the phones for Monday's auction.

You can listen to the Cancer Bake Auction right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, or online at whdmradio.com  from 1pm to 4pm.

If you want to place a bid just call 731-358-0800, 731-358-1129 or 731-358-3852.

 



Rebels Defeat Gleason Bulldogs in a Double Header

Gleason and McKenzie, Tenn.- In Monday's double header baseball between the McKenzie Rebels and the Gleason Bulldogs, the Rebels defeated the Bulldogs at Gleason 10-0.  And in McKenzie the Rebels defeated the Bulldogs 14-0 at home on Monday night.


CC Office on Aging Trip to Nashville is April 27th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Office on Aging will be traveling to Nashville for a tour of the County Music Hall of Fame and the RCA Studio B on Thursday, April 27th.

Tickets for the trip cost $87 which includes lunch and payments for the trip are due by Thursday, April 13th. For more information or to register please call 731-986-1985.

Next Rebel Baseball Game on WHDM is Mon. April 17th

McKenzie, Tenn.- Rain and conflicts with the Cancer Bake Auction has caused schedule changes for broadcasting the McKenzie High School baseball and softball games for the rest of the season.

The McKenzie Lady Rebels Softball game between the Lady Rebels and the Bruceton Lady Tigers that was scheduled to be broadcast on Thursday, April 13th and the Friday, April 14th game between the Rebels Baseball team and the Union City Tornados will not be broadcasted on WHDM due to a conflict with the Carroll County Relay for Life Cancer Bake Auction.

The next McKenzie Baseball game that will be broadcasted on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am will be the McKenzie Rebels Baseball team taking on the DresdenLions at McKenzie City Park on Monday, April 17th beginning with the pregame show at 4:45pm, weather permitting.


Cancer Bake Auction is Live on WHDM at 12:30pm and the Auction Starts at 1pm

Some the tables look empty but there are lots of items in fridge. Today is McKenzie Church of Christ, Huntingdon First Baptist and Rich Family Relay team from Huntingdon. (David Jackson photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Carroll County Relay for Life’s Cancer Bake Auction will be held at the McKenzie Church of Christ on Monday, April 10th through Friday, April 14th. You can drop-off for items from 7am to 1pm daily.

You can listen to the Cancer Bake Auction right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, or online at whdmradio.com beginning at 12:30pm and the auction will go from 1pm to 4pm.

If you want to place a bid just call 731-358-0800, 731-358-1129 or 731-358-3852. Here are some of items at today's auction.


Spring Sprung door wreath, with hydrangea, dog wood and various spring flowers was donated by Stacey Browning in memory of Porter Dunlap.

Blue bird pencil, double framed picture donated by Linda Coleman.

A hand crafted knife donated by Dana Brawner in memory of Frank Brawner, who was used to donate to the Relay for Life each year.

An Easter basket for young girls donated by Judy Goodman.

A strawberry cake donated by Sylvia Cary.

Bethel Holding Purple and Gold Football Game on April 22nd

McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University’s Wildcat Football will hold its annual Purple and Gold Game on Saturday, April 22nd at the Wildcat Football Stadium on University Drive in McKenzie.

The pre-game activities will begin at 2pm with contests, games, prizes and activities for all members of the family to enjoy. Kickoff for the game is set for 5pm. The Purple and Gold Game is free and open to the public.

Come join tailgating activities, explore the International Tent and enjoy food prepared by the Hawg County Cookers, GiGi’s Cupcakes and Nan Nan’s Fried Pies. Dessert items from Nan Nan’s and GiGi’s as well as concessions at the game will be for purchase.

For more information about Bethel’s Annual Purple and Gold Game, please contact Myra Carlock at 731-352-4090 or email Carlock at carlockm@bethelu.edu.

 

Burn Permits Required Now Through May

Carroll County, Tenn.- The Carroll County Forestry Office wanted to remind residents that burn permits are required now through May 15th.

Anyone wanting to burn something outside must secure a burn permit from the Division of Forestry. Burn permits are required for anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland, or woodland.  

Burn permits are not required for those using containers to burn something. An acceptable container would be to use a metal barrel with a half inch mesh screen cover. To obtain a free burn permit you can call the Carroll County Forestry Office at 731-986-5550.

 

 

 

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