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The Community Calendar is a free service offered by The Leader. We make every effort to include all submissions for this section, however these items are printed as space becomes available. To guarantee your event to be in the paper would require paid advertising. A complete list appears in the Community Events section on our web site, www.covingtonleader.com

July 11

UT Extension will be holding a Soybean Scout School in Covington at 9:30 a.m. This field-side program will last 2-2.5 hours and address general crop management including plant development and management of weed, disease and insect pests. As always, scouting supplies and sweep nets are provided on a first come first serve basis. Pesticide re-certification and CCA CEUs will be available. This event is sponsored by UT, the Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board and the United Soybean Board. There is no fee for this event. The field is located adjacent to the COOP/gin at 800 Tennessee Ave. For more information call Becky Muller at 901-476-0231 or email at beckymuller@utk.edu.

July 14

The Cancer Awareness Group has invited Ms. Robbie Robertson, BCS Coordinator from the West Tennessee region of the Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program, to speak at the July 14 meeting, at 5:30 p.m. in the community conference room of Baptist Tipton Hospital on the first floor. Ms. Robertson offers important information, especially if you or someone you know needs help with screenings for cancer. Please be there!

July 17

The NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon, at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. The guest speaker will be Joy Williams, senior living advisor for "A Place for Mom." She will discuss senior citizen living options and caregiving for seniors. For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

July 19

Tipton County Branch of the NAACP will host a forum for all the candidate and all the citizens of Tipton County on Saturday, from 9:45 to 11 a.m. at Canaan Baptist Church fellowship hall in Covington. For more information, contact Christopher Brent, president of the Tipton County branch of the NAACP at 901-476-8187.

July 25

The United States Pullers Association Smoke Show Tractor and Truck Pull, which is raising money for the Covington Roundball Basketball Club, will be held at 7 p.m. at Cobb-Parr Park in Covington. National pullers including Jody Wamble, Nathan Hopkins, David Taylor, David Guetersloh and Andy Johnson will take part. Admission is $10. Kids five and under are free. Call 579-0848 for more information.

Aug. 1

Millington Central High School Class of 1974, 40th Year Reunion, Aug. 1-2. Please contact Debra Daniels Golden: (901) 353-3313, dkayg10@hotmail.com, or Annie Weakley Watkins: (901)353-8034, annie_watkins@bellsouth.net.

Ongoing

St. Luke Baptist Church has become a site in Tipton County for the Tennessee Yellow Dot program. The Yellow Dot program is designed to supply first responders with and individual’s medical information in the event of an emergency. This information can mean the difference between life and death following a serious crash. Medical personnel can make the best decision regarding emergency treatment when they know a crash victim’s medical conditions, medications or medical allergies. We would like to encourage licensed drivers age 55 and older to participate as well as other citizens. Anybody can be in a crash or have a medical emergency. You can pick up your medical form and yellow dot at St. Luke. You will need to provide a current photo or one will taken on site. For more information about the yellow fot program, go to TDOT website, www.tn.gov/tdot/yellowdot or call Florence Dyson at 901-476-9746 or stop by St. Luke Church Community Center located at 632 St. Luke Road, Covington any day Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon.

TCCA needs facilitators to conduct new classes at the Covington Senior Center. Classes include but are not limited to crochet class, piano class, art class, ceramics, calligraphy, and jewelry making, Anyone interested in holding a class please contact Joni Glass at 476-1068.

A certified diabetes educator will be at Children and Family Services (412 Alston St., Covington) from 1 to 4 p.m. every Thursday except the second Thursday of the month. A free blood pressure and foot care check, as well information on weight management and meal planning will be available. For more information, call 476-2364 or log on to www.childrenfirstcfs.com.

The Faith That Works reading program, which has a goal of increasing reading comprehension and speed through faith and secular resources, needs volunteers to instruct participants ages 5-18. The program meets every Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Covington Housing Authority community building, located at 702 Jackson St. Call 901-652-2765 for more information. The Tipton County Dunham Lodge #150 F&AM, located at 113 E. Washington St. in Covington, holds its monthly meeting on the third Thursday of every month. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and is open to friends and family. Practice is every Monday at 7 p.m. Call 901-490-2753 for more information.

Ransomed Riders Chapter of CMA meets the fourth Monday of each month at Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant in Atoka. Meal at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. For more information call Phil Cathey at 388-8145. Writing group meets every Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the TCCA/Covington Senior Center downstairs meeting room. For details or for more information, contact Joni Glass, program director or Gayle Hulsey, facilitator at 901-476-1068.

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