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Community calendar: June 3

Posted 6/3/23


Bee a Blessing

Cowpuncher's Cowboy Church will be hosting its 3rd annual women's ministry "Bee a Blessing" conference on Saturday, June 3, at 1624 Hwy 41A from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There …

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Community calendar: June 3



Bee a Blessing

Cowpuncher's Cowboy Church will be hosting its 3rd annual women's ministry "Bee a Blessing" conference on Saturday, June 3, at 1624 Hwy 41A from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be guest speakers, musical guest Delnora, food, and door prizes. Tickets are $20. Checks can be mailed to Cowpuncher's Women Ministry, 416 Squire Jones Road, Bell Buckle, TN 37020. For more information, call Tymna Lee at 931-292-5699.

Craft fair

Blankenship Methodist Church, 3602 Midland Road, invites the community to a "Made with Love Craft Fair" and kids' zone on June 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 30 local vendors will be on-site with their wonderful items "made with love." There will also be a kids' zone (kids' crafts to do, petting zoo, face painting, and other fun stuff) while mom and dad are shopping themselves. The local girl scout troop will be helping with the kids' zone. There is no cost to attend the event.

Shelbyville Mills breakfast

There will be a Shelbyville Mills School Breakfast meeting on June 3 at 9 a.m. at Fellowship For Christ Church, 142 Richdale Lane. All former students and guests are invited.

Potluck and entertainment

   The Flat Creek Community Center will be holding its monthly potluck meal and entertainment on Saturday, June 3, at the Flat Creek Community Center, 115 New Herman Road. National Guitar Champion Shane Adkins is scheduled to perform. They will eat at 6 p.m., and the music program will follow at 7 p.m.  There is no cover charge, but they always “pass the hat for the artist.”


Decoration Day

Horse Mountain Cemetery Decoration Day will be June 4 at 12:30 with a potluck and business meeting to follow. For more information, call Mark Brannon at 931-212-0187. To send donations to the decoration fund, send to Horse Mountain Cemetery Fund, c/o Mark Brannon, 424 Philippi Rd. Wartrace, TN 37183

Old BB School

Friends of the Old Bell Buckle School will meet on Sunday, June 4, at 3 p.m. in the Fire Hall.


Bag Day

Good Samaritan Bag Day will be Monday, June 5, at 201 E. Highland from noon to 2 p.m.

Bell Buckle Committees

Bell Buckle Safety Committee will meet on Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall. The Bell Buckle Beautification Committee, Planning Commission & Historical Commission will not meet in June.


Retired teachers

Bedford County Retired Teachers will meet Wednesday, June 7, at 11 a.m., at Emmy's Restaurant (Urban Plantation). Chris White will be the speaker.  Dues may be paid at the meeting.


Town Hall

A town hall will be held for District 1 at 6 p.m. at the Wartrace Gym.

Bell Buckle Parks & Rec

Bell Buckle Parks & Recreation Committee will meet Thursday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall.


Canning college

The UT/TSU Extension Office will be holding canning colleges on Friday, June 9, or Saturday, June 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on the Shelbyville Square.  You must pre-register for one day or the other by calling the Extension Office at 931-684-5971. The cost is $15.00 and space is limited to 12 participants. This is a hands-on class that teaches the current recommendations for water baths and pressure canning. Call the Extension Office at 684-5971 for questions or go to bedford.tennessee.edu to see the flyer.


VFW Breakfast

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5019, and its Auxiliary will host their 2nd Saturday of the month FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST Saturday, June 10, from 7 a.m. to 9:30  a.m. at the VFW Post, 1320 Depot Street. Great company and great home cooked food (including sausage and pork loin). Carry-outs are available. For more information call Alex at 615-513-7959. The food for this fundraiser has been generously donated by HUMANA.

Summer Swing

Summer Swing 2023’s program “Dance, Dance, Dance” will be held at The Fly Arts Center, 204 S. Main Street. Tickets are $12 at the door and the event will feature The Duck River Review. BYOB and set-ups and concessions available.

Raus Ice Cream Supper

An ice cream supper at the Raus Community Center will be Saturday, June 10, at 125 Smith Chapel Road beginning at 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy juicy hamburgers, homemade cakes, pies, and ice cream (more than 20 gallons!). They will also have live bluegrass and gospel music. Funds go to restoring the historic Raus School Building.

Food pantry

A community food pantry, “Seasoned With a Touch of Salt,” will be Saturday, June 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Scott’s Chapel UMC, 940 Morton Street. Food is to be distributed. For more information, visit https://scottchapelumc.org. 


Laity Club

The Bedford County Laity Club will meet Sunday, June 11, at 6 p.m. at the Flat Creek Church. Meal to be furnished.


BOE Meeting

The Bedford County Board of Education’s regular meeting will be Thursday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at the Community High School Auditorium, 100 Community Crossing, Unionville, TN  37180.


Fly Arts Potluck

The Bedford County Arts Council will host the Monthly Potluck and Program on Monday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at The Fly Arts Center. Santha Koonce will present the program on Art Journaling. Everyone is invited to bring a dish and bring a friend.

Bell Buckle BOMA

Bell Buckle Board of Mayor & Aldermen will meet Tuesday, June 13, at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall. There will be a Public Hearing at 5:45 p.m. to discuss Budget Items.


Dining with Diabetes

A three-session Dining with Diabetes class will be offered at the UT/TSU Extension Office on Fridays, June 16, 23, and 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Cost is $15 for all three sessions.  If you or someone you care for has diabetes or you just want more information on planning meals and cooking for people with diabetes, this class will cover the general recommendations and techniques for meal planning and preparation for people with diabetes. The sessions include demonstrations and sampling of recipes, information on healthy eating, and a cookbook.  Must call the Extension Office at 684-5971 to sign up or for questions.

 JUNE 17

Juneteenth Celebration

The 2023 Juneteenth Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 17, at the Courthouse Square, starting at 9:15 a.m. Sponsored by the Gilliland Resource Center and the Rosenwald Community Center, the event will have a parade, local vendors, kids’ activities, music and dancing, and a program by keynote speaker Pastor Jason Scales. Guests are asked to bring their lawn chairs. For more information, visit bcjuneteenth.com. For vendor applications, contact Calvin Cannon at 931-639-3643. 

RC-Cola and MoonPie Fest

The 28th annual RC-Cola and MoonPie Festival will be June 17 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  in the town of Bell Buckle. The  10 Mile & 5K Run will also begin at 7 a.m. For more information, visit www.BellBuckleChamber.com



The Celebration City Region Car Club’s Cruise-In is every fourth Friday beginning from 6-8 p.m. on the Shelbyville Square. Chase Clanton and Band will perform and food trucks will be present.

Sobriety checkpoint

A sobriety checkpoint will be on June 23 at 9 p.m. on State Route 82 South at the 6.5-mile marker.


County budget vote

A Special Called Commission Meeting for the fiscal year 2023-24 budget will be on Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at the Bedford County Courthouse. Commissioners will vote on approving the budget.


Meals on Wheels

Shelbyville Senior Citizens Center is in need of Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound of Shelbyville. For more information, call 684-0019 and ask for Amy Wilson.

Soup kitchen

Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen serves meals from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 336 S. Cannon Blvd. (corner of South Cannon Boulevard and Pickle Street). Donations may be made to Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 2259, Shelbyville, TN 37162, and are tax-deductible under its 501c3 non-profit designation.

Boxed non-perishables are available. Takeouts are no longer distributed.

Head Start

Bedford County Head Start Centers are currently taking applications. For more information or to complete an application contact any Head Start Center. Phone numbers are Wartrace at 931-389-6406, Harris Head Start at 931-773-0033, North Side Head Start Center at 931-773-0141, and Bedford Early Head Start at 931-685-0876. Head Start is a free child development program for children 6 weeks to 3 years and their families. Early Head Start enrolls pregnant women for monthly prenatal educational visits.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery meets each Monday at 6 p.m. at International House of Prayer, 865 Union St. Attendees do not have to be a church member. For more information call Doug, at 931-703-3159.


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Pastor Jimmy West’s message for Sunday morning’s service on June 3 at Edgemont Baptist Church will be “Eternal Life,” from 1 John 5:11-13.

The Woman’s Ministry of Sevier Street First Baptist Church will Celebrate Women’s Day on June 4, 2023, at 10 a.m. Minister Rebecca Sutton will deliver The Spoken Word, along with Sister Peggy White, President.

The message for Grace Baptist Church this Sunday will be “Can Jesus Be Your Savior But Not Your Lord?” from Ephesians 4: 4-5 & Romans 14: 7-9.

Church of Christ

This coming Sunday at Fairlane Church the sermon is “A Growing Need.”  The scripture that goes with the sermon is Luke 17: 12-15.

The Southside Church of Christ lesson will be “A Ministry Philosophy” from Ezra 7:10 by Tim Gunnells, minister, at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Sunday 6 p.m. service will be “Sacred Stewardship” by Gunnells. David Sanders will be teaching “Restoration Thought and History” at the Wednesday 6:30 p.m. service. Sunday morning is live-streamed at 10 a.m. and Wednesday evening services are live-streamed at 6:30 p.m. at cofcsouthside.com.


Pastor Abe Zimmerman's sermon at Shelbyville First United Methodist Church will be "Out with the Old?" from 2 Peter 3:14-18. They are beginning a new series about reconciling the Old Testament with the New Testament. As Peter writes this letter, Christian persecution is on the rise and he senses that his time on Earth is drawing near. Come and see what Peter wanted future generations to know. Join them for worship service at 10 am. Our service is also live-streamed on Facebook and broadcast on WLIJ 98.7 FM and 1580 AM.


First Presbyterian Church's service for this Trinity Sunday will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. led by guest Pastor Rich Zeigler.  All services are streamed live on Facebook.  There is no Sunday School over the summer. They have a nursery available for the little ones.  They would love to see some new faces and hope you can join them on Sunday at 10 a.m. for their worship service.