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May 27

Memorial Day Ceremony

Monroe County will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, on the Courthouse steps in Madisonville.

May 28

Retired teachers meeting

Monroe County retired teachers will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, in the cafeteria at Linda's Café in Madisonville. Speaker will be State Rep. Lowell Russell, R-Vonore. All retirees are welcome.

June 1

White family reunion

The family of James and Betsy (Hicks) White will have a family reunion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Hopewell Springs Baptist Church in Madisonville. Potluck dinner, with group photo at noon. For more information go to

Sept. 14

Taylor family reunion

The Taylor family will have a reunion from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Kefauver Park in Madisonville. Please bring a covered dish to share and a chair, and come enjoy the day with family.

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