Recent photo galleries

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    Fourth grade students from Community Elementary School.
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    Kindergarten students from Cascade Elementary School paid their annual visit to the Times-Gazette as part of a day of field trip activities. The kids broke up into groups, and the groups that weren't touring the newspaper at a given time got to color on a big strip of newsprint or play a game of tossing a newspaper into a box. City Editor John I. Carney, the T-G's resident tour guide, conducted the tours.
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    New officers took over at the Town & Country Garden Club’s recet meeting. As usual for the club, a number of beautiful arranegements were on display.
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    Shelbyville Civitan Club held its annual Appreciation Dinner on Saturday evening. The club gave donations to organizations in Bedford County that help special needs citizens.
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    An 18-foot-tall aluminum version of the United Methodist “cross and flame” logo was installed Wednesday on the rear of First United Methodist Church, where it will be visible from much of the downtown area. The aluminum sign was crafted by artist Tony Viscardi of Viscardi Designs in Louisville, Kentucky, and was installed by a crew from Lee Company, which has been doing electrical and utility work at the church over the past few weeks. The sign was dontated by church members Wendell and Dinah Agnew. The logo dates back to 1968, when the Methodist denomination merged with the United Brethren to form the United Methodist Church.
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    The Halls Mill Triangle Community Club held its annual tractor pull. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2405455.html.
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    Earth Day was Saturday and the T-G asked Learning Way Elementary School fourth graders what they could do to help take care of the Earth.
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    On Saturday, April 8, Wartrace Baptist Church hosted the Wartrace Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt for the community.
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    Easter egg hunters were out in force during Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation’s annual Easter egg hunt on April 14.
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    Kids (and supervising adults) enjoyed the fun Saturday as Blankenship United Methodist Church held an Easter egg hunt.
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    Sunshine and the Easter bunny brought out a crowd for Bell Buckle’s annual Easter egg hunt, sponsored by Bell Buckle Volunteer Fire Department.
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    Wednesday, April 12 was Agriculture Day for Youth Leadership Bedford. They toured a dairy farm, beef farm, row farm, horse farm, M&L Greenhouse and the Normandy Fish Hatchery.
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    Third-grade students at East Side Elementary School were asked the question, “What has been your best Easter egg hunt find and what do you like about egg hunts?”
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    Tennessee Walking Horse enthusiasts gathered at the F.A.S.T. (Foundation for the Advancement and Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse, Inc.) Spring Gala, a fundraiser for the industry’s legal defense fund, Thursday night at the Blue Ribbon Circle.
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    Shelbyville Woman’s Club Players will present “Good Help Is So Hard To Murder,” a farce by Pat Cook, on Thursday, April 13, and Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at the Fly Arts Center on South Main Street. Convinced that the maid “knows too much” about her family’s shady past, Delilah conspires with her younger sister to kill her. Elmira, the local psychic, warns them that a tragedy is about to occur. Tickets are $8 for side seating and $10 for center seating. For reservations, call 931-684-8359.
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    Cascade High School held its junior/senior prom Saturday at Grace Valley Farms in Shelbyville.
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    The Celebration Pet Day event was held Saturday at the Bedford County Ag Center.
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    The 15th annual Postcard and Paper Memorabilia Show was held Saturday at The Fly Arts Center, with everything from currency to comic books being bought and sold.
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    Junior’s House, a child advocacy center based in Fayetteville but with a satellite office in Shelbyville, placed pinwheels on the Bedford County Courthouse lawn on Friday in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Bedford County Mayor Eugene Ray, left, and Shelbyville Mayor Wallace Cartwright signed proclamations in honor of the month. Each of the 50 pinwheels represented 10 children in the 17th Judicial District who were assisted by Junior’s House last year. About 200 of those 500 children were from Bedford County. Junior’s House also honored “hometown heroes” — law enforcement and judicial officials from the community who work on child abuse cases and in child protection.
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    We asked fifth graders from Thomas Magnet School if elementary school students should be allowed to watch TV on school nights.
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    A fundraiser was held on March 24th in the Central High School gym in order to raise money for the school's Junior/Senior Prom. Rosie the pig was the event's honorable guest and was there to give out friendly smooches to the lucky teachers participating.
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    Caregiver Relief Program, which assists the families of demential patients with services like respite care, held its annual pancake supper fundraiser Tuesday night at First United Methodist Church. The event included a silent auction and bake sale. For more information about Caregiver Relief Program, go to caregiverreliefbedfordco.org or call 931-685-9039.
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    We put the question to sophomore athletes from Shelbyville Central High School.
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    The camp was held at the Fly Arts Center on South Main Street.
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    The Shelbyville Spring Multi-Author Book Signing event was held Saturday at New Covenant Christian Book Store.
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    Sixth graders from Cascade Middle School.
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    An annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, the luncheon was held Tuesday at First Baptist Church on Depot Street. Sponsored tables were served by waiters, many of them in costume. Each table had a gift basket or other item as a centerpiece, and those were auctioned off during the luncheon.
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    Crowds filled Bell Buckle on Saturday for the annual Daffodil Day. The town celebrates spring’s beginning with displays and events honoring all things daffodil. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2395687.html.
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    Liberty students participated in a Read-A-Thon to benefit Imagination Library during Read Across America Week, raising nearly $2,500.
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    Shelbyville Woman’s Club was treated to a fashion parade of spring styles from Carolyn’s on Wednesday, March 8. Carolyn Matusek, the store’s owner, described each outfit as 10 models walked among the tables at Riverbend Country Club. Next month’s meeting will be held at the Fly Building on April 12 as members will perform in the club play. Reservations may be made beginning Wednesday, March 29.
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    Town and Country Family and Community Education (FCE) club members recently met at The Waters of Shelbyville for a craft project with residents, creating decorations for their doors or rooms. A variety of shapes and letters were provided to decorate pieces of craft foam. Homemade cookies were served.
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    The 4-H club for local homeschoolers recently spent a volunteer day at Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2393814.html.
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    What chores do you have at home? Do you think all kids should have chores? We asked sixth graders from Community Middle School.
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    Bedford County Farm Bureau Women recently held their annual poster contest for fourth-graders from across the county. First through third place awards are given, and a county winner will be chosen to compete in the regional contest. Students from Cascade, Community and Eakin Elementary schools competed. Pictured (in no particular order) are: Ella Gilmore; Sebastian Long; Ella Parker; Nickey Hernandez; William George; Dereck Lane; Caitlin Handley; Bella Riner; and Vanessa Torres.
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    Shelbyville Central High School’s National Honor Society inducted new members and installed new officers Tuesday night. Recognition was given in the form of Shining Star and Certificate of Merit awards as well.
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    An arts and crafts class at Shelbyville-Bedford County Senior Citizens Center explores quilling, the art of using scrolled and coiled pieces of paper to make designs.
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    Tallies are in from this year’s Bedford Builds Habitat for Humanity Ball and the news is good — record breaking, in fact. More than $54,000 came in this year to support the local charity. The annual ball took place last month at the Blue Ribbon Circle on the grounds of the Celebration. Prior to the ball, Lorraine and Keith Rosbury hosted the patrons party.
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    In honor of Read Across America week and the birthday of Dr. Seuss, second graders at Eakin Elementary told us their favorite Dr. Seuss character and book.
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    Each year in March, Bedford County elementary schools and preschools join schools across the country in celebrating "Read Across America" week, and the birthday of Dr. Seuss. This gallery will be updated over the next few days as more photos are taken.