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Rosemark Civic Club

By William ‘Trip’ Jones III, President The Rosemark Civic Club met at Richland ARP Church on March 20th. Topics for the evening included updates on 1) the Memphis Stone and Gravel (MSG) case in Atoka which could affect Rosemark and the surrounding areas , 2) the Rosemark Telephone Exchange Museum and Memorial Park, 3) calendar […]

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Macedonia UMC Barbeque

By: Bonnie Briggs Macedonia United Methodist Church held their spring barbeque April 14, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Although the day started with clouds and light rain, the weather cleared up and the barbeque was well-attended. Adult meals were priced at $9.00 and children’s meals are $5.00. Whole shoulders were priced at $45.00. […]

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Telephone Exchange Museum Update

By: Lee Henwood Renovation and repair of the Telephone Exchange Museum will begin in earnest this month. A contractor is being hired to return the building to its original condition of 100 years ago. This will be a multi-year project, and will begin with the removal of the existing kitchen and bathroom area and installation […]

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Bobby Blue Bland Day at Barretville – June 1, 2019

by Barret Matthews, M.D. For the third year HARE, The Historic Archives of Rosemark and Environs, is hosting Bobby Blue Bland Day in historic Barretville, TN honoring Blues music legend, the late Robert Calvin Bland (1930-2013)—best known as Bobby Blue Bland. Bobby Blue Bland’s widow, Ms. Willie Bland, and other members of the Bland family […]

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2018 SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

AT RICHLAND A.R.P. CHURCH (for students pre-K through elementary) By: Rev. Kent Moorlach With the end of another school year upon us, summer fun for children is ramping up at Richland A.R.P. Church.   Preparations are underway for summer VBS 2018! The theme for this year’s adventure is “Wild Western Whirlwind-of-an-Adventure.” Come and be a part […]

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Rosemark Veteran’s Plaza to be dedicated on May 28, 2018

By: Lee Henwood An important milestone in the development of the HARE property in Rosemark will be reached on May 28, 2018 when the Rosemark Veteran’s Plaza and Memorial will be dedicated.   This represents the culmination of a two year project to raise funds for the Rosemark Telephone Exchange Museum, create a tranquil setting to […]

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Plaza Dedication at a Particularly Sacred Spot

By: Jon McCalla The Gold Star Markers on the plaza record the names of individuals from North Shelby County and South Tipton County who died in World War I and World War II. The plaza is particularly significant for one particular Gold Star – the star for Private Julius Webb who died on June 15, […]

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Trial Proceedings in Pastor Brunson’s Case

By: Jon McCalla   Presbyterian Pastor Andrew Brunson endured a second day of trial in a Turkish Court in the town of Yeni Sakran on March 7, 2018. The case was then adjourned to resume on July 18. The Brunson family has close ties with Rosemark and the adjacent communities and many locally have joined […]

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4-H, Extension Service and Interactive Exhibits

  By: Tina Henson We are looking forward to the Shelby County 4-H Honor Club coming out to be with us again at the Country Fair on September 29, 2018. Last year, they brought yummy baked goods to sell. Jim Todd, Shelby County Extension Director with UT Extension, will also join us again along with […]

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2017 Rosemark Country Fair Agriculture Winners

By: Bonnie Briggs The key to the success of the Rosemark Country Fair is its exhibitors. Each year the fair organizers try to expand the number and type of exhibitors. This is especially true of the agricultural equipment. One of the fundamentals of the fair is to promote our rural agricultural heritage and this exhibit […]

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