Caney Fork Baptist veterans’ program set for Nov. 10

Posted by | November 5, 2019 12:59 pm

Caney Fork Baptist Church, at 2404 Highway 70 East, in Cookeville, will be having a Veterans’ Day service beginning at 10:50 a.m., Nov. 10. Lt. Col. Courtney Rogers, who is the Tennessee commissioner of Veterans Affairs, will be the featured speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. More information: (931) 528-1910.

Life Care Center of Sparta raising funds to benefit Alzheimer’s of TN

Posted by | November 5, 2019 9:46 am

Pictured are Hollie Walker, Sheila Jared, and Nicole Fignar of Life Care Center of Sparta holding the calendars.

Life Care Center of Sparta will be selling 2020 picture calendars now through Dec. 13, 2019, to help raise money for Alzheimer’s of Tennessee. These calendars would make great Christmas gifts. They are unique in their own way. To honor those who are living with this heartbreaking disease or in memory of loved ones who have passed away, their picture is placed in the slot on their birthday. Bible scriptures are throughout, and it will be a teaching tool as well on dementia and Alzheimer’s.

This disease affects people of all walks of life. All proceeds from this calendar will go to Alzheimer’s of Tennessee and will benefit … CONTINUED

William Kirk Carver

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:41 am

William Kirk Carver, 64 of Sparta, passed away Nov. 2, 2019.

Mr. Carver was born Jan. 11, 1955, in Bridgeport, Alabama, to William Robert Carver and Lila Fay Graham Carver.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Nov. 5, 2019, at Hunter Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors by the Veterans’ Honor Guard will follow in Highland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 5, at the funeral home.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eric Lynn Luna

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:34 am

Eric Lynn Luna, 55, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 3, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 28, 1964, in Sparta, to Ollie Gene and Myrna Faye Luna.

Staff Sgt. Eric Luna was a retired veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard, with 21 years and seven months of service to his country. He began his military career at the McMinnville Armory, as a medic, then transferred to the Sparta Armory as a non-commissioned officer. Six months after having major brain surgery, he served overseas for several months in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 278th Armored Cavalry Division to stand … CONTINUED

Fun Friday for little ones

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:10 am

Stories and fun await preschoolers at Train Tales every Friday from 10:30-11 a.m. at the Cookeville Depot Museum, 116 W. Broad St. Admission is free. For more information, call 528-8570.

Light the tree

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:08 am

Celebrate the start of Christmas in the Park with the fifth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Celebration Service Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at Dogwood Park, 30 E. Broad St. Be there, along with Santa, as the lights come on, brightening the nearly 40-foot Christmas tree, followed by a 15-minute lightshow synchronized to music.


Sounds of the season

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:06 am

Get into the Christmas spirit Nov. 24 from 3-5 p.m. by joining the Cookeville Community Band for a free holiday concert at Cookeville Performing Arts Center, 10 E. Broad St. For more information, call 528-1313.

Art in the museums

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:03 am

See amazing works of art at the Cookeville Depot Museum and Cookeville History Museum during the ART Prowl Nov. 15, 12-8 p.m., and Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The depot will feature Lauren Huey, Jordan Braswell (Manic Knits) and artist group Whimsical Wreckage at 116 W. Broad St. The history museum will highlight Merritt Ireland, Heidemarie Weidner and RawArtt (Raven A Williamson) at 40 E. Broad St. ART Prowl is a free, mostly walkable art tour, featuring more than 50 artists in studios, galleries and businesses in Cookeville’s historic WestSide and downtown areas.

‘High School Musical’

Posted by | November 5, 2019 8:01 am

Disney’s “High School Musical on Stage” is coming to Cookeville Performing Arts Center, 10 E. Broad St. In this musical, presented by Cookeville Children’s Theatre, Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing classes and extracurricular activities. Performances are Nov. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17 at 2 p.m. For ticket information, call 528-1313.

Veterans’ Day Parade

Posted by | November 5, 2019 7:52 am

A Veterans’ Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Line up for the parade begins at 9 a.m., at White County High School. The parade will proceed to the Rotary Veterans Park for a special program. All veterans are encouraged to participate. For more information call (931) 836-3595.

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