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Wednesday, April 22

A blood drive will be offered at River Park Hospital from 1 to 6 p.m. The Blood Mobile will be located in the front parking lot. Donors are asked to eat a good meal, drink additional water and avoid energy drinks and bring photo ID. Appointments can be scheduled at or contact Angie Dodson at 473-4000 or at 

Thursday, April 23

A Relative Caregiver Fundraiser Sale will be held April 23-25 at The Cloud Church on Manchester Highway. Donated items are needed, including food or money for a spaghetti dinner (carryout trays and silverware). Volunteers are also needed for a three-day yard sale. All proceeds will benefit local members to provide a respite/ vacation. To make a donation or volunteer, contact Dana Fordice at 931-808-2717.

For your information

Decoration will be held at Charles Creek Cemetery on Sunday, May 3. Upkeep of the cemetery depends on yearly donations. All contributions are greatly appreciated. Donations for cemetery upkeep can be dropped off at the cemetery on May 2, May 3 or mailed to any committee member. 

The Jones reunion, normally held the first Sunday in May of each year, will be canceled this year due to COVID-19. If you wish to make a donation to the Jefferson Cemetery fund, you can mail it to Alice Barnes, 2275 Locke Bend Road, McMinnville, TN 37110, phone 931-668-9222. 

You may also decorate your loved ones’ graves at your convenience. Just remember to keep a safe distance.