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Listen to the McKenzie Take on Bradford on Saturday

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will take on the Bradford Red Devils and Lady Red Devils at home on Saturday, February 3rd beginning with the girls game tipping off at 5pm and the boys game to follow.

The pregame show will begin at 4:45pm and you can listen to the Rebels and Lady Rebels take on Bradford right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Don't Miss Bethel's Presentation of Arsenic and Old Lace This Weekend

McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University Renaissance Theatre is thrilled to present the highly acclaimed production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" on Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd 7pm and a 2pm matinee show on Saturday, February 3rd and Sunday, February 4th at the Bethel Performing Arts Center, located at 625 North Stonewall Street in McKenzie. 

Tickets cost $10 each and you can purchase tickets online at www.bethelrenaissance.com/arsenic, or you can call their office at 731-352-6980 or stop by the Bethel Renaissance Office open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm, which is located at 28 Lee Avenue on the square in McKenzie.

Faculty, staff and students get in for free, just contact the Renaissance office to reserve your complimentary tickets. The Bethel Renaissance does anticipate a full house for each performance, so please reserve those tickets in advance.

"Arsenic and Old Lace" is a dark comedy play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939. Debuting on Broadway in 1941, it ran for three years and over fourteen hundred performances. The plot centers on the Brewster family, a once elite American bloodline that has now descended into homicidal insanity. Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic and the most ostensibly normal of his clan, is forced to cover up for his sadistic kin while being torn between family loyalty and his desire to marry the woman he loves.

Exploring themes including family loyalty, nature versus nurture, and whether we can ever truly break away from our family’s influence, "Arsenic and Old Lace" was praised for its dark, screwball comedy tone with The New York Times theater critic declaring it one of the funniest plays he’d ever seen. Still widely read, studied, and performed today, it has been adapted multiple times including CBS and ABC TV movie adaptations. It is perhaps best known for the 1944 film adaptation directed by Frank Capra and starring Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster.

"Arsenic and Old Lace, (the film) is one of the first movies I can remember seeing as a child", commented Bala Boyd, Associate Director of Renaissance Theatre, "I loved it instantly and go to see the play every chance I get. When the opportunity arose to make "Arsenic and Old Lace" my directorial debut I jumped at the chance."


Get Your Tickets to See the Glenn Miller Orchestra at The Dixie on February 9th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- That's right the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be coming to the Dixie in Huntingdon on Friday, February 9th at 7:30pm.

Tickets cost $35 per person and you can purchase tickets online at www.DixiePac.net, by calling the Dixie at 731-986-2100 or stop byThe Dixie’s Box Office  located at 191 Court Square, Huntingdon, open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm or by calling 731-986-2100.

Experience one of America’s most popular dance bands! In the years just before World War II, The Glenn Miller Orchestra became part of the American story.

Carroll County Library Hosting Storytime with Louie on Saturday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Carroll County Library is participating in Take Your Child to the Library Day with a special event called Storytime with Louie on Saturday, February 3rd from 9am to 12pm.

Children's book author Renee McGrady will be the special guest speaker and she will be coming all the way from Indiana to read a book she has published featuring Brock and Krista Martin's West Highland Terrier, Louie. Louie will also be at the meet and greet event.

The Library will also be holding  Library Fun Station Rotations with opportunities for kids to make a book mark, get their own library card, read with a teen or create something at the craft table.

McKenzie Faces Bradford on Saturday, February 3rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will take on the Bradford Red Devils and Lady Red Devils at home on Saturday, February 3rd. The girl’s game will tip off at 6pm with the boys games to follow.

Million Dollar Quartet Performs at the Dixie on Saturday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Tony-award-winning Broadway musical, Million Dollar Quartet, will rock the stage of Huntingdon’s Dixie Carter Performing Arts & Academic Enrichment Center in a sold-out show on Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30pm.

Remember Dec. 4, 1956, when rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for one of the greatest jam sessions ever?

Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more! This thrilling musical takes you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night.

Tickets for future events can purchased by calling The Dixie at 731-986-2100, online at  DixiePAC.net  or stop by The Dixie Box Office at 191 Court Square in Huntingdon open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Tickets for the February 10th Sweethearts Ball Are on Sale Now

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Barns of West Tennessee Sweethearts Ball will be held on Saturday, February 10th at 7pm at the Barns of West Tennessee A Wedding and Event Venue, which is located at 360 Blooming Grove South in McKenzie. Treat yourself and your sweetheart to an evening of Fine dining, dancing and giveaways in our gorgeous barn and pavilion.

Fine dining will be presented by Chris Chadwick, Nationally Known award-winning Pitmaster as seen on the Discovery Channel. You will have a choice of beef or chicken along with your choice of sides. Beverages will include tea, coffee, water and a cash bar.  Dessert will be presented by Dumplins of Jackson and music will be by Avonlea.

You will have the opportunity to win sweetheart door prizes and you may also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win $1000 credit, to be applied to the package of your choice for the venue. Raffle tickets will be available at the Sweetheart Ball and they will cost $10 for 1 ticket, $25 for 3 tickets or $40 for 5 tickets. All those that sign the guestbook and do not choose to purchase a raffle ticket, may also have the chance of being entered to win this $1000 credit. You do not have to be present to win.

Reservations cost $25 and can be purchase through Paypal.  Please leave your preference of beef or chicken in the notes box when you reserve your reservation through Paypal. To secure your reservation enter pattybeckrealestate@yahoo.com and just be sure to select your main course.

For more information about the event, just visit The Barns of West Tennessee A Wedding and Event Venue Facebook page, call them at 731-393-1516 or email barnsofwesttn@gmail.com. Space is limited and they are encouraging everyone to purchase your tickets to reserve your reservation. And of course surprise proposals are always welcome.

Rebels and Lady Rebels Get District Wins Over Bruceton

Bruceton, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels defeated the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Lady Tigers in Bruceton on Tuesday 57 to 32. Lilly Bennett led the Lady Rebels with 10 points. The McKenzie Lady Rebels are now 15-10 overall on the season and 8-1 in district play.

The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Tigers in Bruceton on Tuesday 85 to 25. Ben Austin led the Rebels with 19 points. The McKenzie Rebels are now 19-5 overall on the season and 9-1 in district play.

The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels take on district and county rivals the Huntingdon Mustangs and Phillies at home on Tuesday, February 6th.

 The girls game will tip off at 6pm with the boys game to follow. The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and you can listen to the Rebels and Lady Rebels take on the Mustangs and Phillies right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

W.G. Rhea Library in Paris Hosting a Free Harry Potter Themed Magic Show on Thursday

Paris, Tenn.- The W.G. Rhea Public Library will be celebrating Harry Potter Day with a Free Magic Show on  Thursday, February 1st at 6pm at the Library, which is located at 400 West Washington Street in Paris.

Attendees came come dressed up as their favorite Harry Potter characters for a chance to win a Wal-Mart gift card. So if you’re a Harry Potter fan make plans to attend the Harry Potter themed Magic Show at the W.G. Rhea Public Library on Thursday.  

Wednesday is the Final Day to Purchase Tickets for Saturday's McKenzie Chocolate Tour

McKenzie, Tenn.- McKenzie’s Annual Chocolate Tour will be held on Saturday, February 3rd from 10am to 2pm. Tickets costs $5 each and you can purchase tickets at participating stores or McKenzie City Hall, located 2470 Cedar Street in McKenzie,  by Wednesday, January 31st.

Tickets costs $5 each and you can purchase tickets at Thred's Ink, Park Theatre, Super Drugs, LuluBelle's, CDL, Williams Furniture, McKenzie Memorial Library, Over Flow Church, McKenzie Industrial Board, City Florist or at City Hall, but tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, January 31st. No tickets be will sold on the day of the Chocolate Tour.

At McKenzie’s Annual Chocolate Tour, you will get to taste delicious chocolates from 13 different stores in downtown McKenzie.  You can also vote for your favorite chocolate and have a chance to win the fabulous gift basket. To participate or for more information, please call Jennifer Waldrup at 731-352-2292.

Get Your Tickets for Dancing and Fun at the Madri Gras Ball Set for February 10th

Paris, Tenn.- The Paris- Henry County Heritage Center will be presenting the Mardi Gras Ball dinner and dancing with the “Magi of Memphis” on Saturday, February 10th at the Paris Convention Center, located behind the Quality Inn in Paris.  Dinner will start at 6pm and music will begin at 7pm.

Tickets cost $40 per person and you can also get $5 off your ticket price if you purchase your tickets before Thursday, February 1st. You can purchase tickets at Lura Lee’s of Paris, Cadillac Jacks and at the Paris- Henry County Heritage Center. For more information you can call 642-1080.                     

Firefighters Battle Blaze that Destroyed a Home on Hwy 79 on Tuesday


Firefighters battle the blaze. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- Shortly after 1:30pm on Tuesday afternoon , Fire Department units from the Henry Volunteer Fire Department and the City of Paris Fire Department along with Deputies from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a house that was fully engulfed in flames at 4925 Hwy 79, just South of Kenny’s Meat Market. The Board of Public Utilities were also on the scene to deal with any electrical problems caused by the fire.


Firefighters battle the blaze as wind gusts caused the fire to spread. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles as firefighters fought the blaze and wind gusts. As of 2:30pm firefighters were still on the scene battling the blaze. Police said that the house appeared to be unoccupied at the time the fire occurred. 


(Cassie Walsh photos)

More information regarding the cause of the fire will be released once the report is made public. The house was deemed a total loss.

Schedule for Rebels and Lady Rebels Final Regular Season Games Released

Bruceton, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will face the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Tigers and Lady Tigers in Bruceton on Tuesday, January 30th beginning with the girls game tipping off at 6pm and the boys game will follow.

The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and you can listen to the Rebels and Lady Rebels take on the Tigers and Lady Tigers right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

The Rebels will then face the Natchez Trace Trailblazers at home on Thursday, February 1st.

The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will take on the Bradford Red Devils and Lady Red Devils at home on Saturday, February 3rd beginning with the girls game tipping off at 6pm and the boys game will follow.

The final regular season game will be when the McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels take on district and county rivals the Huntingdon Mustangs and Phillies at home on Tuesday, February 6th. The girls game will tip off at 6pm with the boys game to follow.

The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and you can listen to the Rebels and Lady Rebels take on the Mustangs and Phillies right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Rebels Defeat Gleason as Lady Rebels Fall to the Lady Bulldogs

Gleason, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels lost to the Gleason Lady Bulldogs in Gleason on Monday 57 to 48. Bailey Nelson led the Lady Rebels with 17 points. The McKenzie Lady Rebels are now 14-10 overall on the season and 7-1 in district play.

The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Gleason Bulldogs in Gleason on Monday 61 to 22. Lucas King led the Rebels with 14 points. The McKenzie Rebels are now 18-5 overall on the season and 8-1 in district play.


Charlotte's Web is Coming to the Dixie for Their Next School Time Performance on Wednesday

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie’s next School Time Series Performance will be Charlotte’s Web on Wednesday, January 31st at 9am and 11am at the Dixie in Huntingdon and both performances are sold out.

Theatreworks' production of Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

The show is 60 mins and for students from pre-k to 5th grade. The event is sponsored by Huntingdon Insurance and S&S Insurance.

McKenzie Battles Bruceton in District Hoops on Tuesday

Bruceton, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will face the Bruceton Tigers and Lady Tigers in Bruceton on Tuesday, January 30th. The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and the girl’s game will tip off at 6pm with the boys game to follow.

You can listen to the Rebels and Lady Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

HPD Warns of Phone Scam Targeting Residents in the Area

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Huntingdon Police Department wanted to inform the public that there are multiple phone scams going on everyday, but on Friday the police department received a phone call about a scam that was targeting older residents in the community.  

Police say that people are receiving a phone call from an out of state or out of country phone number  on their caller ID. A young person will start out saying "Granddaddy or Grandmother I've been in wreck and have some minor injuries but I am ok. Someone in the car had some drugs and I have to post a bond. Please don't tell mom or dad about this, I'll explain it when I get home. I need $900 wired to me by Western Union....."

Police say this scam is likely being used everywhere but it is the first that the Huntingdon Police Department has heard of the scam targeting residents in Huntingdon. If anyone else has been receiving phone calls like this please contact the Huntingdon Police Department at 731-986-5310.

Bethel Renaissance Presenting Arsenic and Lace This Friday, Saturday and Sunday

McKenzie, Tenn.- Bethel University Renaissance Theatre is thrilled to present the highly acclaimed production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" on Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd 7pm and a 2pm matinee show on Saturday, February 3rd and Sunday, February 4th at the Bethel Performing Arts Center, located at 625 North Stonewall Street in McKenzie. 

Tickets cost $10 each and you can purchase tickets online at www.bethelrenaissance.com/arsenic, or you can call their office at 731-352-6980 or stop by the Bethel Renaissance Office open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm, which is located at 28 Lee Avenue on the square in McKenzie.

Faculty, staff and students get in for free, just contact the Renaissance office to reserve your complimentary tickets. The Bethel Renaissance does anticipate a full house for each performance, so please reserve those tickets in advance.

"Arsenic and Old Lace" is a dark comedy play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939. Debuting on Broadway in 1941, it ran for three years and over fourteen hundred performances. The plot centers on the Brewster family, a once elite American bloodline that has now descended into homicidal insanity. Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic and the most ostensibly normal of his clan, is forced to cover up for his sadistic kin while being torn between family loyalty and his desire to marry the woman he loves.

Exploring themes including family loyalty, nature versus nurture, and whether we can ever truly break away from our family’s influence, "Arsenic and Old Lace" was praised for its dark, screwball comedy tone with The New York Times theater critic declaring it one of the funniest plays he’d ever seen. Still widely read, studied, and performed today, it has been adapted multiple times including CBS and ABC TV movie adaptations. It is perhaps best known for the 1944 film adaptation directed by Frank Capra and starring Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster.

"Arsenic and Old Lace, (the film) is one of the first movies I can remember seeing as a child", commented Bala Boyd, Associate Director of Renaissance Theatre, "I loved it instantly and go to see the play every chance I get. When the opportunity arose to make "Arsenic and Old Lace" my directorial debut I jumped at the chance."


TCAT
McKenzie Holding Registration for Intro to Welding Night Class on Monday, Jan. 29th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Tennessee College of Applied Technology in McKenzie will be having Intro to Welding Night Class sign-ups on Monday, January 29th at 5pm.

Classes will begin on Tuesday, February 6th at 5:30pm at the TCAT McKenzie Campus. Classes will meet for forty hours and classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.

The class will be led by instructor David Earley. For information please call TCAT McKenzie at 731-352-5364 or email daphne.brown@tcatmckenzie.edu.  The program is designed to serve the student interested in training in the refrigeration fields for gainful employment, professional development and advancement.

TCAT McKenzie Holding Registration for Refrigeration Night Class on Monday, Jan. 29th

McKenzie, Tenn.- The Tennessee College of Applied Technology in McKenzie will be having Refrigeration Night Class sign-ups on Monday, January 29th at 5pm.

Classes will begin on Monday, February 5th at 6pm at the TCAT McKenzie Campus. Classes will meet for ten weeks and classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6pm to 9pm.

Certified Master HVAC/R Educator Terry Wilson will be teaching the class. For information please call TCAT McKenzie at 731-352-5364 or email daphne.brown@tcatmckenzie.edu.  The program is designed to serve the student interested in training in the refrigeration fields for gainful employment, professional development and advancement.

Lady Rebels and Rebels Take on Gleason on Monday

Gleason, Tenn.- The McKenzie Rebels and Lady Rebels will face the Gleason Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs in Gleason on Monday, January 29th. The pregame show will begin at 5:45pm and the girl’s game will tip off at 6pm with the boys game to follow.

You can listen to the Rebels and Lady Rebels play right here on WHDM 98.9fm, 1440am, online at whdmradio.com or by calling 712-432-5742. Just remember that if you listen to the game by phone, standard rates do apply.

Chocolatey Goodness Awaits at McKenzie's Chocolate Tour on Feb. 3rd

McKenzie, Tenn.- McKenzie’s Annual Chocolate Tour will be held on Saturday, February 3rd from 10am to 2pm. Tickets costs $5 each and you can purchase tickets at participating stores or McKenzie City Hall, located 2470 Cedar Street in McKenzie,  by Wednesday, January 31st.

You will get to taste delicious chocolates from 13 different stores in downtown McKenzie and you can vote for your favorite chocolate and have a chance to win the fabulous gift basket. To participate or for more information, call Jennifer Waldrup at 731-352-2292.

Lady Rebels Pulls Off Upset Against State Ranked Stewart County

McKenzie, Tenn.- The McKenzie Lady Rebels defeated the Stewart County Lady Rebels at home on Saturday 39 to 35. Lilly Bennett led the Lady Rebels with 14 points. The Lady Rebels are now 14-9 overall on the season and  7-1 in district action.

The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Stewart County Rebels at home on Saturday 55 to 54. Lukas King led the Rebels with 14 points. The  Rebels are now 17-5 overall on the season and 8-1 in district action.


Jacey Davis Named McKenzie's Basketball Homecoming Queen as McKenzie Gets Two District Victories Over West Carroll


The McKenzie Homecoming Court included: Claire Craddock, Emily Lunn, Homecoming Queen Jacey Davis, Ruby Garza and Shelby Butler. (David Jackson photos)

McKenzie, Tenn.- McKenzie High celebrated Basketball Homecoming on Friday night as Jacey Davis was crowned Homecoming Queen. The McKenzie Homecoming Court included: Claire Craddock, Emily Lunn, Homecoming Queen Jacey Davis, Ruby Garza and Shelby Butler. McKenzie also came away with two victories over district rivals the West Carroll War Eagles and Lady War Eagles.

In district action, the McKenzie Lady Rebels defeated the West Carroll Lady War Eagles at home on Friday 53 to 31. Shelby Davis led the Lady Rebels with 20 points.

The McKenzie Rebels also defeated the West Carroll War Eagles at homecoming on Friday 64 to 54. Lukas King led the Rebels with 22 points.

Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints and Prophets Exhibit at the Dixie Ballroom Gallery Until Feb. 28th

Huntingdon, Tenn.- The Dixie is proud to announce that they are featuring Marty Stuart's photo exhibit "Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints, and Prophets" in The Dixie's Ballroom Gallery now through Wednesday, February 28th.

In addition to his fame as a country music artist, Marty's work as a photographer and documentarian has created an additional cultural respect for Stuart. Inspired by his professional photographer mother, Hilda Stuart, Marty took his first photograph at the age of 11 at the Choctaw Indian Fair in his hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi. The photo was of the performing artist Connie Smith, who is now his wife.

"Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints, and Prophets" is a 26 piece collection of country music icons Stuart has been privileged to call friends including Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, George Jones, and Roy Acuff. This particular collection has only been exhibited on one other occasion. Artwork is provided by The Arts Company in Nashville.

The Dixie Ballroom Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm. You can also call the Box Office at 731-986-2100 for weekend hours and to schedule a group tour.

McKenzie Girl Crowned WBFF Birth to 6 Months Little Princess


Pictured from left to right: 2nd page Carson Workman, 1st page Lucas Riley Wilson, 0-6 month Little Prince Zydon Conte Johnson, 0-6 month Little Princess Khori Darcus, 1st maid Lena Mae Brockwell and 2nd maid Kamora Nored.  (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- The 65th Annual World’s Biggest Fish Fry Little Princes and Princesses pageants wrapped up Fish Fry pageants on Sunday, January 21st.

In the girls birth to 6 months pageant, Khori Darcus, the daughter of  Charles Darcus of Paris, was crowned the 2018 birth to 6 months Little Princess; Lena Mae Brockwell, the daughter of Allie and Daniel Brockwell of McKenzie, was 1st maid; and Kamora Nored, the daughter of  Page Farmer and Deonte Nored of Paris,was 2nd maid.

In the  boys birth to 6 months pageant, Zydon Conte Johnson, the son of Madisyn Gorth and Conte Johnson of Paris, was crowned the 2018 birth to 6 months Little Prince; Lucas Riley Wilson, the son of Danette and Michael Wilson of Paris, was 1st page; and Carsynn Workman, the son of Lexi Wallace and Chris Workman of Puryear, was 2nd page.


Pictured from left to right: 7-11 month Little Prince Jackson Ray Williams, 7-11 month Little Princess Willow Winstead and 1st maid Londyn Dennis.(Cassie Walsh photos)

In the girls 7-11 months pageant, Willow Jean Winstead, the daughter of Darian Scheffer of Springville, was crowned the 2018 7-11 months Little Princess; and Londyn Dennis, the daughter of Heather Adkins of Mansfield, was 1st maid.

In the boys 7-11 months pageant, Jackson Ray Williams, the son of Michael and Amy Williams of Paris, was crowned the 2018 7-11 months Little Prince.


Pictured from left to right: 1-year-old Little Prince JoNoah Santana Kendall, 1-year-old Little Princess Ava Lynn Russell, 1st maid Myah Long and 2nd maid Havana Reign McClennan. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the girls 1-year-old pageant, Ava Lynn Russell, the daughter of Heather and Antrun Russell of Paris, was crowned the 2018 1-year-old Little Princess; Myah Long, the daughter of Malcolm and Britney Long of Paris, was 1st maid; and Havana Reign McClennan, the daughter of Xzabreionia McClennan and Brent Rodreguiz of Paris, was 2nd maid.

In the boys 1-year-old pageant, JoNoah Santana Kendall, the son of Crystal Kendall of Paris, was crowned the 2018 1-year-old  Little Prince.


Pictured from left to right: 2-year-old Little Prince Easton Sawyer Pillow, 2-year-old Little Princess Faith Madison Tanner, 1st maid Malaya Fayth Johnson and 2nd maid Amelia Morgan Taylor. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the girls 2-year-old pageant, Faith Madison Tanner, the daughter of Tina and Ricky Tanner of Puryear,  was crowned the 2018 2-year-old Little Princess; Malaya Fayth Johnson, the daughter of Madisyn Gorth and Conte Johnson of Paris, was 1st maid; and Amelia Morgan Taylor, the daughter of Josh Taylor and Ashley Taylor, was 2nd maid.

In the boys 2-year-old pageant, Easton Sawyer Pillow, the son of Andy and Amanda Pillow of Paris, was crowned the 2018 2-year-old Little Prince.


Pictured from left to right: 2018 3-year-old Little Princess  Annaliese Hudson. (Cassie Walsh photos)

In the girls 3-year-old pageant, Annaliese Hudson, the daughter of Jake and Bri Hudson, was crowned the 2018 3-year-old Little Princess.

Gracie Osbron Crowned as the 2018 WBFF Hostess Princess


Pictured from left to right: 3rd maid Roezona Godbott, 1st maid Alison Reagor, 2018 World’s Biggest Fish Fry Hostess Princess Gracie Osbron, 2nd maid Elizabeth Page Alexander and 4th maid Gracie Milam. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- The 65th Annual World’s Biggest Fish Fry pageants on Saturday, January 20th wrapped up as eight women competed in the Hostess Princess pageant and Gracie Osbron, the daughter of Jamie and Shannon Osbron of Paris, was crowned the 65th Annual World’s Biggest Fish Fry Hostess Princess; Alison Reagor, the daughter of Susan and Eddie Reagor of Paris, was 1st maid; Elizabeth Page Alexander, the daughter of Monica and the late Levi Alexander of Springville, was 2nd maid; Roezona Godbott, the daughter of Greg and Valerie Godbott of Paris, was 3rd maid; and Gracie Milam, the daughter of Samantha and Bryant Milam of Buchanan, was 4th maid.

Leann Oliver from Commercial Bank and Trust also awarded Gracie Osbron with a $1,000 scholarship.


Leann Oliver from Commercials Bank and Trust awards Gracie Osbron with a scholarship. (Cassie Walsh photos)

The contestants in the Hostess Princess competed in casual and formal wear while also answering a question which was if you had one wish what would you wish for.


Gracie Osbron finds out that she was crowned the 2018 WBFF Hostess Princess. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Alison Reagor answered that she would wish for a cure to type one diabetes. Roezona Godbott said she would wish for that no one would go starving. Gracie Milam said that she wishes that when she grows up she wishes she would be successful in what she loves. Elizabeth Page Alexander said for diseases like cancer and other diseases to not exist because they take many people’s lives everyday. Gracie Osbron said graduate college, raise a strong family and love the man I would be married to.


All eight contestants in their formal wear for the 2018 WBFF Hostess Princess pageant. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Alison Reagor was sponsored by Joe Mahan Ford, Roezona Godbott was sponsored by Queens of Paris, Gracie Milam was sponsored by Milam Construction and Parsons and Milam Roughstock, Elizabeth Page Alexander was sponsored by Express Tan, Julie Dye was sponsored by Nissan of Paris, Hope Hutson was sponsored by Institutional Case Work Incorporated, Gracie Osbron was sponsored by Pot O’ Gold Bail Bonds, and Terran Jones was sponsored by Cabinet Corner.

The Emcee for all of Saturday’s pageants was Kaylee Clark Houston and the 2018 WBFF General Manager is Lisa Stone. The 65th Annual World’s Biggest Fish Fry Pageants we’re sponsored by the Paris- Henry County Jaycees. The WBFF Tiny Tots pageants will continue on Sunday, January 21st beginning at 1:30pm at KPAC.

McKenzie Girl Crowned the 2018 WBFF Jr. Queen and Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Teen Crowned


Pictured from left to right: 1st maid Bailey Williams, 2018 Junior Queen Madeline Gottshall and 2nd maid Hailey Wilson. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- The 65th Annual World’s Biggest Fish Fry pageants continued on Saturday as three girls competed in the 2018 Junior Queen pageant.

Madeline Gottshall, the daughter of Todd and Megan Gottshall of McKenzie, was crowned the 2018 Junior Queen; Bailey Williams, the daughter of Michael and Amy Williams of Paris, was 1st maid; and Hailey Wilson, the daughter of Caleb and Ashley Wilson of Paris, was 2nd maid.

Nine girls competed in the 2018 WBFF Miss Pre-Teen pageant.


Pictured from left to right: 3rd maid Lily Morris, 1st maid Izzy Heidluf, 2018 Miss Pre-Teen Taylor French, 2nd maid Jayden Wilson and 4th maid Halle Casey. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Taylor Grace French, the daughter of Josh and Julie French of Paris, was crowned the 2018 Miss Pre-Teen; Izzy Heidluf, the daughter of Chris and Alisha Robbins and Rob Heidluf of Paris, was 1st maid; Jayden Wilson, the daughter of Caleb and Ashley Wilson of Paris, was 2nd maid; Lily Morris, the daughter of Brad and Pam Hosford of Paris, was 3rd maid; and Halle Ann Casey, the daughter of Josh and Cecelia Casey of Paris, was 4th maid.

Eleven teens competed in the 2018 WBFF Miss Teen Pageant.


Pictured from left to right: 3rd maid Bryleigh Hayes, 1st maid Madison Hopkins, 2018 Miss Teen Alyson Bizeau, 2nd maid McKenna Thrower and 4th maid Alyvia Taylor. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Alyson Bizeau, the daughter of Christie Bizeau and Brian and Amanda Bizeau of Paris, was the 2018 Miss Teen; Madison Hopkins, the daughter of Scott and Melissa Hopkins of Buchanan, was 1st maid; McKenna Rylee Thrower, the daughter of Michael and Sherry Thrower of Henry, was 2nd maid; Bryleigh Cate Hayes, the daughter of Chuck and Cheri Hayes of Paris, was 3rd maid; and Alyvia Taylor, the daughter of Jason and Vallena Wyatt of Buchanan, was 4th maid.

2018 WBFF Tiny Tot Princess and Little Miss Crowned


Pictured from left to right: 3rd maid Aubrey Leigh Brockwell, 1st maid Mia Kate Scott, Miss Tiny Tot Princess Sophia Isabelle Soto, 2nd maid Korey-Lee C. Kendall and 4th maid McKinlee Renee Rayburn. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Paris, Tenn.- The 65th Annual World’s Biggest Fish Fry pageants kicked off on Saturday, January 20th as nine girls competed in the Tiny Tots pageant for girls age 4 to 5.


All nine contestants in the Tiny Tots pageant for girls ages 4 to 5. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Sophia Isabelle Soto, the daughter of Jesse and Heather Soto of Puryear, was crowned the 2018 Miss Tiny Tot Princess; Mia Kate Scott, the daughter of Haleigh Clary and Josh Scott of Springville, was 1st maid; Korey-Lee C. Kendall, the daughter of Nikki BoBo and Keenan Kendall of Paris, was 2nd maid; Aubrey Leigh Brockwell, the daughter of Adam and Christian Brockwell of Paris, was 3rd maid; and McKinlee Renee Rayburn, the daughter of Lisa Richardson and Jody Rayburn of Henry, was 4th maid.

Six girls competed in the Little Miss pageant which followed the Tiny Tots pageant for girls ages 4-5.


Pictured from left to right: 3rd maid Bostyn BoBo, 1st maid McKennon Miles, Little Miss Ella Flint, 2nd maid Ella Huston and 4th maid Macey Powell. (Cassie Walsh photos)

Ella Reese Flint, the daughter of Jordan and Nicole Holland of Paris, was crowned the 2018 Little Miss; McKennon Grace Miles, the daughter of  David Miles and Ashley Brasher of Paris, was 1st maid; Ella Noel Hutson, the daughter of Syd and Mallory Hutson of Puryear, was 2nd maid; Bostyn MaCayle BoBo, the daughter of Nikki BoBo of Paris, was 3rd maid; and Macey Powell, the daughter of James and Amanda Powell of Paris, was 4th maid.


All six contestants who competed in the Little Miss pageant. (Cassie Walsh photos)

The Heather Land "I Ain't Doing It Show" in McKenzie Set for Feb. 8th

McKenzie, Tenn.- Tickets for the Heather Land “I Ain’t Doing it Show” are on sale now. The show will be held on Thursday, February 8th at 9pm at the Park Theater, located at 2312 Cedar Street in downtown McKenzie. The 7pm and the 9pm performance is currently sold out.

Heather Land’s "I Ain't Doin It" has a knack for finding the funny out of the frustrating. Leaving no stone (or people) left unturned, she hilariously unravels everyday events that causes us to laugh not only at each other, but more often than not, ourselves. From ex-husbands to failed diets, her ability to deliver consistent comedy in a self-deprecating style has made her adored by millions of people of all ages.

Frozen Pipes Prevention Tips Released for the Winter Season

Carroll County, Tenn.- With the winter season here comes possibility of frozen water pipes.

Here are helpful hints as you think of preventing frozen water pipes in your home: make sure the foundation to your house or mobile home is air-tight and that foundation vents are closed, disconnect garden hoses, leave a small stream of hot and cold water running from an inside faucet (when temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit) and make sure you and your family know the location of your home’s water shut-off valve.

 If a pipe bursts, shutting off the water promptly can help minimize damage. These extra precautions will far outweigh the inconvenience of frozen pipes and the cost of having burst pipes repaired. 

Fire Safety Tips to Use During the Winter and Year Round Released

Huntingdon, Tenn.- According to a press release from the Huntingdon Fire Deparment, Steven Cross,MTAS Fire Management Consultant, released an article addressing fire safety during the cold months of the year. Being in the last quarter of the year we are reminded that these months of the year can be some of the most dangerous for fire risk in our homes and businesses.

Statistics prove that people are most vunerable to these risk, often where we feel the safest - in our homes. By being proactive and taking the necessary precautions, we can help ensure family members and coworkers are safe in their homes and places of business.The NFPA theme for the recent National Fire Prevention Week was "Every second counts: Plan two ways out!"

Referring to the "Home Fire Timeline" in modern residential home fires, the NFPA estimates that people have between three to five minutes to evacuate the home before "flashover" occurs. Flashover is when all flammable materials in the room reach a temperature to ignite simultaneously. What this means is, if you do not get out before flashover occurs, You Do Not Survive!

 Time is one of worst enemies when a fire breaks out in a home or workplace. Occupants have to be alerted and evacuated before that three-minute window closes to have any chance of survival. With properly working and spaced smoke alarms, the fire should be detected within one to one and a half minutes. If no sprinkler system is present, then occupants only have a one-and-a- half to two minutes to evacuate before flashover. Survival is dependent on this very tight timeline.

The very best way to survive a fire is to prevent it from happening to begin with. Some items to consider:

-  Inspect for improper use and location of extension cords. Never use extension cords for heaters, air conditioners, refrigerators, and/or other appliances. Never run an extension cord under rug/carpets.

-   When cooking , always stand near the cooking appliance and be attentive. Keep the pan handle turned toward the back of the appliance and the lid. Keep baking soda nearby.

-  Never allow anyone to smoke in your home or workplace.

-  Give space heates their space. Always keep at least 3 feet between heaters and combustible items such as but not limited to curtains, sofa, chairs, etc.

 Survival tips for improving your chances of surviving if a fire should break out.

- Evacuate: As soon as a fire ia reported, evacuate the home/building and go to your predetermined meeting place. NEVER re-enter the building/home, YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE!!

- Working Smoke Alarms: We need a working smoke alarm in each bedroom and in the area outside the bedroom(s). Smoke alarms should be tested and maintined per manufacturers recommendations and the entire unit replace every 10 years. For new smoke alarms, contact you local fire department for assistance. All fire departments in Tennessee have access to free smoke alarms through the state's "Get Alarmed" program.

- Close the Door: Always sleep with your bedroom door closed. The practice may buy you more time by reducing the spread of smoke and toxic gasses. If you are in the room where the fire starts, close the door on your way out to maybe buy yourself and other people in the structure more time to escape.

EDITH-Exit Drill In The Home; Preplan two ways out of every room in your home or workplace. Your first exit path should be the way you normally enter the room. Your alternate route may be out a window. Have a predetermined meeting place outside to meet. Teach everyone the plan and practice regularly with everyone in the home or workplace.

In conclusion, being proactive and elimination the common causes of fire breaking out, you reduce the risks associated with having a fire. Along with these preventions efforts be prepared to take action if a fire does break out. With everyone involved, all will benefit from being prepared and have a much greater chance to survive.

If you have questions or want further information, contact your local fire department  or access the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office website at https://tn.gov/commerce/section/fire-prevention.

 

 


 

 

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