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VOTE, it's your right as an American!

November 6, 2018 Election

This election includes:

State and Federal General Election

TN Governor
US. Senate
U.S. Congress 4th District
TN Senate 13th District
TN House of Representatives 34th, 37th, 48th & 49th District Nominees
Municipal Elections
Eagleville
La Vergne
Smyrna
August 8, 2018 First day to receive requests for by-mail ballots from persons other than military and overseas voters. November
August 16, 2018 Qualifying deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for municipal candidates with municipal elections held with the November general election. November
August 23, 2018 Withdrawal deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for municipal candidates with municipal elections held with the November general election.
October 9, 2018 Last day to register to vote for the November 6 election.
Early voting: Oct. 17 thru Nov. 1, 2018 Lane Agri-Park Livestock Pavilion
315 John R. Rice Blvd | Murfreesboro
Rutherford County Election Office
1 South Public Square | Murfreesboro
Middle Tennessee Assoc of Realtors
311 Butler Drive | Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro SportsCom
2310 Memorial Blvd | Murfreesboro
Smyrna City Hall
315 S Lowry Street | Smyrna
Rutherford County Election Commission Annex
426 E Vine Street | Murfreesboro
LaVergne Multi-Purpose Building
5093 Murfreesboro Rd | Lavergne

lTimes to Early Vote: Election Commission M-F 7AM-7PM, Sat. 8AM-Noon

lTimes to Early Vote: Vote Centers listed above: M-F 10AM-6PM, Sat. 8AM-Noon

Election Day
Tuesday, November 6, 2018: 7AM-7PM

CLICK HERE for locations of of the 28 VOTING CENTERS used on election day only. Remember, you may vote at any location.)

After everyone has cast their vote, tune to WGNS for the results "live" from the Rutherford County Election Commission on the Murfreesboro Square.

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2018 Celebrity Spelling Bee

2018 Celebrity Spelling Bee

Thu. (Nov. 8, 2018) 5:30PM doors open/6:30PM program Read to Suceed presents 2018 Annual Celebrity Spelling Bee at the Grove at Williamson Place (3250 Wilkinson Pike). Tickets $50 each; table of 9 for $500. Sponsorships are available. 100% supports literacy in Rutherford County. Tickets available on-line at www.ReadToSucceed.org/celebrity-bee. Phone 615-738-READ (7323). Guests include Jason King, David Hoke, Carolyn Tumbleson, Lexus Cipolione, Tracey Biles, Bill Wilson, Chelsea Fancher, Belinda Arender, Woody Wood, Meredity Thomas and Mary Beth Hagan.

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2018 Tribue To Veterans

2018 Tribue To Veterans

Sat. (Nov. 10, 2018) 10AM VETERANS DAY PARADE at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center (3400 Lebanon Pike). It is set-up with a reviewing stand where the public watches from the front steps of the Administration Building while the parade passes at 11AM. In addition, live music begins at 10AM. The community is encouraged to attend and honor veterans. WGNS' Bart Walker serves as emcee of this event.

Mon. (Nov. 12, 2018) 11AM VETERANS DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE on the Murfreesboro square. The special speaker is Col. John P. Cogbill, Commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborn Division (Air Assault). The National Anthem and patriotic music performed by students from McFadden School of Excellence. US Marines Veteran Dan Alcorn, retired, is the emcee. The public is encouraged to attend.

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ALIVE Symposium

ALIVE Symposium

Thu. (Nov. 8, 2018) 8AM-4PM ALIVE SYMPOSIUM sponsored by Alive Hospice at Belmont University's Janet Ayers Academic Center (1803 15th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37212). This day of learning is perfect for health professionals, caregivers, faith leaders and more. The speaker is Dr. Jessica Zitter, MD and MDH. She is a national advocate for transforming the way people die in America and has written a memoir, Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to End of Life. Tickets are $45 in advance or $75 at the door. Parking is free. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For information, contact Alive Hospice at 615-327-1085.

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ALZHEIMER'S WALK

ALZHEIMER'S WALK

Sat. (Nov. 10, 2018) 8AM WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S at MTSU's Dean Hayes Soccer and Track Field (1848 Blue Raider Drive). For more information, phone 1-800-272-3900 or check internet at www.act.alz.org/rutherfordcounty.

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BRAVE THE NIGHT

BRAVE THE NIGHT

Sat. (Nov. 3, 2018) 6PM Brave The Dark 15-mile relay race at New Vision Baptist Church (1750 N. Thompson Ln.). Grab your craziest friends (and your headlamp!) and run through the trails at Gateway Park and Stones River Battlefield. Brave the Dark Relay is a fun and unique running experience in a family friendly atmosphere benefiting Endure Athletics. Register in teams 5. Each team is required to run all loops totaling 15 miles. Contact Jeannie@endureathletics.org for sponsorship opportunities.

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Child Advocacy Center's TURKEY TEE OFF

Child Advocacy Center's TURKEY TEE OFF

Sat. (Nov. 3, 2018) 8AM breakfast/9AM tee off for Child Advocacy Center's(CAC) 8th Annual Turkey Tee Off at Cedar Crest Golf Course (7972 Mona Rd.). While there, put your putting skills to test for a chance at the $10,000 hole in one contest. For the past 18-years, CAC has worked with law enforcement and the district attorney with 14,200 child abuse cases, assisted 21,000 individuals and trained 9,665 adults on how to protect children from child sexual abuse. INDIVIDUAL FEE PER GOLFER: $100. For information, phone CAC at 615-867-9000.

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Christmas Gala at Oaklands Mansion/Candlelight Tour

Christmas Gala at Oaklands Mansion/Candlelight Tour

Fri. (Nov. 30, 2018) 7-10PM CHRISTMAS GALA at Oaklands Mansion (900 Maney Avenue). An evening of Christmas cheer with friends, great food and history at Oaklands Mansion. Party guests will surely enjoy the beautiful decorations adorning Maney Hall and a delightful holiday dinner. Classical and seasonal music will enhance the evening. Attire is black tie optional.

Sat. (Dec. 1, 2018) 4-8PM 35th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes as some of the most beautifully decorated homes in Murfreesboro's historic district will be open to the public. Proceeds help to maintain Oaklands Mansion. Phone 615-893-0022 for ticket information or to make reservations.

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Cook'n To Build (Habitat for Humanity)

Cook'n To Build (Habitat for Humanity)

Sat. (Nov. 3, 2018) 11:00AM-1:30PM 11th Annual COOKIN' TO BUILD around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse on the Murfreesboro square. All You can Eat! Over 30 non-profits, civic groups and businesses compete with their favorite chilis, soups, stews and gumbos! There will be "live" music too. *Tickets: $20 - includes admission, a bowl to take home, AND "all you can eat" from our excellent cooks!

PAINT YOUR OWN PERSONAL BOWL and it will be waiting for you to pickup at COOKIN' TO BUILD. Create your bowl at either of the POTTERY PLACE locations here in Murfreesboro (Wendellwood Circle, between to Newk's and Sprout's off Memorial; or the other location in the Avenue of Murfreesboro at 2615 Medical Center Parkway (between Petco and Michaels. Paint your bowls between now and October 15, 2018.

All painters are asked to pre-purchase your bowl at the time you paint it. For your donation of $20 made to RCHFH, we will have your bowl in a designated area on the day of the event.

For more information about the event, please contact Megan Hutchings at megan@rchfh.org or get in touch with Habitat for Humanity's office at 850 Mercury Boulevard, phone 615-890-5877. Habitat's web address is www.rchfh.org.

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Exchange Club's

Exchange Club's "One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast"

Tue. (Nov. 20, 2018) 6:30-8:00AM 5th Annual "ONE NATION UNDER GOD PRAYER BREAKFAST" sponsored by the two Exchange Clubs of Murfreesboro at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center (1200 Conference Center Blvd.). Chip Dodd is the key note speaker and the Grand Ole Opry's John Conlee will perform patriotic songs. Tables of ten for $250 (table sign) or $500 (table sign, listing in program, prime seating location) payable due in advance. Food line will open at 6:30AM; program 7 - 8AM. For tables or tickets, contact Rebecca Talley, 615-278-7178.

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EXPERIENCE COMMUNITY CHURCH features Mo Isom

EXPERIENCE COMMUNITY CHURCH features Mo Isom

Mon. (Oct. 15, 2018) 6:30PM STRONG SISTERS IN SPORTS meets at Experience Community Church (523 Old Salem Rd.). This is for all high school, middle school and MTSU female athletes. Special guest is Mo Isom, New York Times best selling author of "ALL AMERICAN GOALKEEPER". Mo's unique personal story and athletic endeavors have provided her with a patform to challenge, encourage and equip others to live boldly, despite their circumstances. Coaches need to RSVP for their team or phone for more information to Chel Dill: text 615-260-0984 or email cdill@fca.org

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Farmers Market October Finale

Farmers Market October Finale

FARMERS MARKET & ARTS FESTIVAL

October is the final month for this year's FARMERS MARKET at the Lane Agri Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.). Just as there are fireworks at the end of winning ballgames, there are fun explosions at all of the remaining Tuesdays and Fridays (7AM-noon) FARMERS MARKET events this year.

Local is still the focus, and during October local craft artists will be selling their creations at the Rutherford County Farmers Market.

  • iSPY Preschool Nature Series (10:00AM each day) This fun parent participation class is designed to teach preschool children about the wonders of nature while learning to better care for the Earth.

In addition to the regular FARMERS MARKET activities, these bonus features will be included:

Tue. (Oct 9) The 3R's- Children will learn the basics of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" with fun songs, activities, and artwork.

Oct. 12, 16, and 19: TN STEAM Festival www.tnsteam.org

Oct. 12, 16 and 19: Make a Mason Bee House! (12th, 16th & 19th) Attract Nature's Most Industrious Pollinators! Boost your garden's productivity by providing a happy home for peaceful, nonaggressive Mason Bees. Learn all about mason bees and then make and take a mason bee house home. This is a craft for all ages.

Fri. (Oct. 12) Grow as We Go--Children explore the life cycles of familiar wildlife and understand that living things grow and change.

Fri (Oct. 12) We All Live Downstream. Stormwater happens, but pollution of our local waters does not need to. Using a model, participants simulate rain and visually see the impact precipitation has on the land and water within a watershed. Bare ground loses soil, materials left on the earth's surface are carried into streams; pollution impacts our drinking water sources! Maps of our Stones River Watershed display the streams in our watershed and impairments to water quality are noted on the map as well. Become a steward of clean water! iNaturalist participants will be introduced to one of the world's most popular nature apps, iNaturalist, that helps identify plants and animals. This is a way to connect with other nature lovers all over the world by using technology!

Fri. (Oct 12) 3D GIS Technology in Action. The 3D GIS Technology in Action is a showcase of 3D GIS Technology capabilities. Audiences will experience visualization of examples of streaming of 3D web scenes, terrain maps and the 3D city information viewing 3D models on our 3D prulaView display.

Fri. (Oct. 12): Market Vendor & Customer Appreciation. Samples provided by Pork Producers of TN

Tue. (Oct. 16) The Thai art of Garnishing- The must-see Thai Art of Decorative Garnishing! Demonstration of Fruit & Vegetable Carving.

Tue. (Oct. 16) A Drop in the Bucket--What is abundant and rare at the same time? We will calculate the availability of fresh water on the Earth!

Tue. Oct. 16) Who Lives in a Tree? Children develop an awareness of trees and some of the animals that call them "home."

Fri. (Oct 19) 3D GIS Technology in Action. The 3D GIS Technology in Action is a showcase of 3D GIS Technology capabilities. Audiences will experience visualization of examples of streaming of 3D web scenes, terrain maps and the 3D city information viewing 3D models on our 3D prulaView display.

Fri. (Oct. 19) Less is More--Participants will learn that using less is a way of sharing natural resources.

Fri. (Oct. 19) United Way Fundraiser Chili Lunch Donation of $5 for a Bowl of Chili, fixings and dessert. Chili is provided by extension staff, market vendors and gratefully served by Master Gardener volunteers.

Tue. (Oct. 23) Spider Web Wonders- How many legs does a spider have? What is the shape of its body? Children will learn about spiders and spider webs by going on a hunt around the outdoor classroom, learning a new song, and playing a game.

Fri. (Oct. 26) United Way Fundraiser Soup Lunch. Donation of $5 for a Bowl of Soup, fixings and dessert. Soup is provided by extension staff, market vendors and gratefully served by Master Gardener volunteers.

Fri. (Oct. 26) House of Seasons- Children will learn about the four seasons and how water plays a role in each.

Tue. (Oct. 30) Seed Need- Through exploring seeds as food for people and animals, children will learn how animals spread seeds and how plants grown with music and games.

FINAL DAY

Tue. (Oct. 30, 2018) Last day of Rutherford County Farmers' Market. Thank you for your support!

First Day next season Friday, May 10, 2019. Lane Agri-Park 315 John R. Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-898-7710

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Free Smoke Detectors...Installed Free

FREE SMOKE DETECTORS: Smoke detectors SAVE LIVES, but many area homes do not have these units. Some have units that no longer work. If you live within the Murfreesboro city limits, phone Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department. They will be happy to install a new, working smoke alarm for FREE! Residents in the city of Murfreesboro should phone 615-893-1422. Residents in Rutherford County can contact the Rutherford County Fire Department at 615-867-4626 to get a free smoke detector installed.

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Fundraiser for Paralyzed EMS' Lennie Fabian

Fundraiser for Paralyzed EMS' Lennie Fabian

Sat. (Oct. 13, 2018) 5PM doors open, 7PM The Middle TN Wrestling Alliance hosts a fundraiser at the Murfreesboro National Guard Armory (2350 Armory Dr.). This past June, RCEMS Paramedic Lennie Fabian and his family were on vacation in Florida when he received a spinal cord infection that paralyzed from the chest down. 100% of the proceeds go to this 30-year giver to our community, who is no longer able to give, and is learning how to exist in a wheel chair. In addition to persons attending the event, sponsors are needed to cover the overhead and talent to perform. For more information, contact Clarence Santini (615-879-2367).

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GARDEN CLASSES

GARDEN CLASSES

There are two WINTER 2019 GARDEN CLASSES offered at the Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.).

GARDEN BASICS is a 5-week course. The fee is $50, and that also includes a soil test for your yard. Classs are Jan. 31 through Feb., 28, 2019.

MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM is an in-depth 15-week class that running Feb. 5-April 30, 2019 (mostly on Tuesday 1-4PM). Fee is $150 (includes educational materials).

For either program, contact Extension Agent Rachel Painter at 615-898-7710 or e-mail reather1@utk.edu

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H.O.M.E. Helps Homeless

H.O.M.E. Bound Helps Homeless: This is a rapid re-housing program designed to aid the homeless men in Rutherford County in acquiring a permanent resident, regain stability and develop life-long skills and confidence in order to become a positive, productive individual in today's society. All funding comes from donations and community support. For more information, contact Barbara A. Wilson (502-767-0347 or visit their website: www.homeboundtn.org.

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Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed

Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed

Saturdays 9AM-Noon: The Rutherford County Historical Society invites you to visit Ransom School (717 N. Academy St.) and talk history while enjoying a cup of coffee. Bring old photos and memorabilia to learn even more. After your coffee and conversation, leave with a better understanding and appreciation for your past. Check the Rutherford County Historical Society's website: www.rutherfordtnhistory.org

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The Middle Half

The Middle Half

Sat. (Oct. 13, 2018) 6:55AM wheelchair start, 7AM 12th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon starts on Greenland Drive, beside the Dean Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium. Early registration for the 12.1-mile race begins at 6AM on Friday, June 1, 2018. Race Director Melissa Miller said participants may register online by credit or debit card at www.themiddlehalf.com. This is a level course through Murfreesboro's historic district.

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YOUTH BASKETBALL

YOUTH BASKETBALL

daily (Oct. 1 - Nov. 16, 2018) YOUTH BASKETBALL SIGN-UPS at Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department locations. This is for ages 5-17. There is a $75 fee. It is designed for beginners who have never played, all the way to the seasoned teen athlete. Phone the parks office at 615-890-5333 for details.

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