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4-H members master the grill

August was a great time for grilling outside. Fourteen 4-H members fired up their grills at the Central Region Outdoor Meat Cookery Contest at the Wilson County Fair Aug. 21. Prior to the contest members worked on perfecting their marinades and grilling techniques with many hours of hands-on practice. They were judged on fire safety, food safety, marinade recipe, meat preparation skills, flavor, juiciness, tenderness of meat and more.

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Gallant crowned Miss McMinnville

Gallant crowned Miss McMinnville

Lovely Kristen Gallant became the first Miss McMinnville Saturday in the pageant held at Warren County High School. Gallant competed with seven other girls vying for the title that will enable her to compete at Miss Tennessee in June. The contestants were judged in talent, evening gown and swimsuit categories, along with an extensive interview with the judges prior to the event.

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Something fishy at Senior Center

Something fishy at Senior Center

Southern fried fish is a delicacy that’s enjoyed by many folks, no matter what part of the country they’re from. That’s one of the reasons Jurrel Wood and other board members of the McMinnville-Warren County Senior Center had a fish fry recently.

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Miss McMinnville Pageants set for Saturday

The Miss McMinnville Pageants 2015 will be presented Saturday in the Warren County High School auditorium.

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Baillie and The Boys coming to Arts Center

In the late ‘80s, early ‘90s and long before the introduction of vocal groups Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, and Little Big Town, Baillie and The Boys were supplying U.S. radio stations with a steady string of country hits. They were sharing the airwaves with pop country contemporaries including Highway 101, Restless Heart, The Desert Rose Band, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Southern Pacific and Shenandoah.  Responsible for introducing the east coast pop sound to country music, Baillie and The Boys delivered male-female harmonies with a signature sound that was both warm and organic and still unmatched today.

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Registration for senior fair events now open

Senior citizens, it’s that time again to register for the upcoming Senior Citizen Beauty, Talent and Fun Festival to be held Sept. 9 in the Warren County A&L Fair grandstand. Activities will start at 8:30 a.m. and continue through lunch time.

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A crafty tradition

A crafty tradition

The historic United Methodist Assembly grounds in Grundy County is a wonderful location for a craft show, as well as a ladies weekend get-away. The Beersheba Springs Arts and Craft Festival enjoyed its 48th year at the assembly site this past weekend with thousands of visitors partaking in the two-day event.

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Knoxville Zoo welcomes twin red panda cubs

Knoxville Zoo’s world-renowned red panda conservation program has marked another successful breeding season with the arrival of twin cubs, born on June 23 at the Boyd Family Red Panda Village.  The arrival of the two male cubs brings the number of red pandas born at Knoxville Zoo to 108, more than any other zoo in the world for this subspecies.

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Local 4-H members compete at state

Local 4-H members compete at state

 For the 91st year, 4-H members from across Tennessee gathered at the University of Tennessee, Martin for State 4-H RoundUp. The annual event recognizes the outstanding project work and leadership accomplishments of senior high 4-H members.

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Senior fish fry Saturday

A fish fry benefiting the McMinnville-Warren County Senior Center will be held tomorrow at the center at 809 Morrison Street. The delicious meal will consist of fish, baked beans, slaw, hush puppies and a drink. All of this will be available for $8, and children 10-and-under for $4.  A fish sandwich will also be available for $4. Serving hours are from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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