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The Holland-Melton annual family reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. until ?? at Flatwoods United Methodist Church in the basement. Bring a covered dish and drinks to share. 


Fish Fry

Shiloh United Methodist Church, located at 3380 Shiloh Church Rd. in Camden, will have their yearly FREE Fish Fry on Saturday, Sept. 10. Serving time is 3-7 p.m.



Special Needs Adult Program

Saturdays at 5 p.m. at the Independent Church of Big Sandy, 95 Main St. For info. contact Christina O’Neal 517-867-9280. This is where you will find friends and the love of Jesus in a safe, welcoming place.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Help

Narconon can help families overcome drug and alcohol addiction. If you or someone you care about needs help with drug or alcohol addiction, call 800-431-1754 or visit

Church Library

The First Baptist Church Library is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 

269 Post Oak Ave., Camden. 

Senior Center

The Benton County Senior Center is completely open with all activities and would like to have all Benton County seniors join us. Check out our Facebook page for a calendar of events or stop by 119 Cole Ave. and pick one up. Call 584-4101 for more info.

UMW Thrift Shop

The United Methodist Women’s Thrift Shop is open Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at First United Methodist in Camden, just off the Court Square. In the event of a burn-out or transient need, call 584-6081.

Genealogical Society

The Benton County Genealogical Society meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Room of the Benton County Library in Camden. For the safety of all attendees, masks and social distancing will be observed.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery for hurts, hang-ups and addictions meet every Monday night at 6 p.m. at Missionary Grove Baptist Church in Camden.

NA Meeting

Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Camden Library at 121 S. Forrest Ave.

AA Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Camden. 

Al-Anon Meeting

Al-Anon Family Group meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian in Camden. Enter the door on the west side of the building and go downstairs. For more info. call 584-4924.

Family Support Program

There is a support program for those helping a person with a severe disability. For more info. contact Amy Davidson at 855-2316 or [email protected]

American Legion

American Legion Post 228, Big Sandy, has Karaoke every Saturday night from 8-12 p.m. and a DJ every Wednesday night from 5-9 p.m.

Veteran’s Meeting

VFW Post #2109 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter #30 meet every third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Grainery Restaurant in Camden. For more info. call 584-2657 or 731-431-3012. All Veterans are welcome.

Veteran’s Meeting

The Camden American Legion Post #102 meets the second Tuesday of the month 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Camden. For more info. call 731-693-7708. All Veterans are welcome.

Support Group

The Benton County Community Resource Center (CRC) holds an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the CRC, 145 Hospital Dr. in Camden. Contact CRC with any questions 731-213-2362.

Recycling Program

The Lions Club recycles cell phones and ink cartridges for Kidsight, a program at the Lions’ Eye Center at Vanderbilt that screens kids for eye problems. Collection boxes are at Mark’s Bldg. Materials, TVA Employees Credit Union, the Courthouse, and First United Methodist Church. For more info., call Joey Cooper at 584-8571.

Nutrition Program

The Benton County Nutrition Program provides congregate meals to the elderly, and home delivered meals to seniors with disabilities. Anyone needing meals, contact Debbie Hill at 584-3627 or [email protected]

Hospice Volunteers

Hospice needs volunteers to help chronically ill adults and their families. For more info. contact Barry Fowler at 584-9500 or Wanda Perry at [email protected].

Foster Parents 

Youth Villages needs foster parents. For more info. contact Donna Goodman at 660-6767 or visit 


The Big Sandy God Girls meet every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Big Sandy Christian Community Outreach Center (CCOC), 30 Front St., Big Sandy. Any girl from grades 2-12 is welcome to come enjoy cooking, baking, dancing, sewing, car washes, bake sales, and more. For more info., call 731-333-6710.

Drug Disposal

Safely dispose of expired or unwanted medications in drug take-back boxes, located at both Big Sandy and Camden City Police Depts. For other box locations visit  

Veterans Honor Guard

The Veterans Honor Guard of Parkers Crossroads needs new volunteers due to an increase in Full Military Honors funerals. Only Honorably Discharged Veterans are accepted. We meet and train at 8:30 a.m. every Thursday at 2150 Wildersville Rd., in Wildersville. For more info. contact Keith Hair 252-0129 or Sherman Boyd 225-0613.

K of C Meeting

Council 9754 Knights of Columbus meet the third Wednesday of each month at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on W. Main St., Camden. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. For transportation call 584-6459.

Men’s Breakfast

Faith Christian Fellowship, 1525 Hwy. 641 S., Camden, Men’s Breakfast (all ages) is every third Saturday at 8 a.m. For more info. call Shirlee Faircloth 584-8500.

Right to Life

Give the unborn a voice. Right to Life meets every third Monday. For more info. call 693-2882.

Fitness Program

Basic Fitness in Camden offers Silver Sneakers. For more info. come by or call Melanie 584-6697 or 441-4738.

FNBFSP Meeting

Friends of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park meet the second Sunday each month at 2:30 p.m. at the Folk Life Museum. For more info. visit or “Like” us on Facebook. 

Head Start Applications

Magic Valley Head Start and Benton County Early Head Start are accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. For more info. or to schedule an apt., call Head Start 584-2009 or Early Head Start 584-4953.

Prayer on the Square

Prayer on the Square is held the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. on the steps of the Carroll County Courthouse regardless of weather. Open to all denominations. Those who are unable to stand for long should bring a chair

Cemetery Fund

   Rushing’s Creek Cemetery Fund donations are needed from family members for the upkeep of the cemetery. Donations can be made at Apex Bank in Camden, attention Karen Seaton or Faye Berry.

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