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MCDP hosts “Meet the Candidates”


The Montgomery County Democratic Party Executive Committee will host a “Meet and Greet” for U.S. Senate Candidates Bob Tuke and Mike Pagent, along with local candidates for 22nd District Senate, 67th district and County Candidates. The “Meet and Greet” will run from 5:30pm -8:00pm, Friday May 16, at IAM Union Hall, 121 Union Rd. The public is invited to come to this event and meet the candidates and discuss the issues. Suggested donation is $5.00.

The Montgomery County Democratic Party meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Smith Trahern Mansion in downtown Clarksville. For additional information, call Gene Lewis 931 801-6209.

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Touch of Elegance spotlights fifth annual Black-Tie Gala


Better Choice of Living hosts elegant dinner-dance in May

Doris Witherspoon’s Family Properties sponsors its fifth annual black-tie dinner and dance on Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17 at the Holiday Inn in Hopkinsville, Ky., 2910 Fort Campbell Blvd.

Hosted by Better Choice of Living, a recently-founded nonprofit organization, the gala begins on Friday, May 16, with a cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m.; dinner will be promptly served at 7:30 p.m. The menu consists of rib eye steak, chicken breast w/pepper sauce, twice baked potato, steamed California mix, salad, rolls, desert and tea. A dance, to include live entertainment, follows dinner.

On Saturday, May 17, the cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday’s menu includes prime rib, chicken breast w/ pepper sauce, parsley new potato, whole baked apples, salad, rolls, desert and tea. The dance and live entertainment follows dinner.

The Variety Pack Band from Detroit, Michigan, will provide the entertainment on both nights. The band features Mary Burns Owens, a native of Ripley, and James P. Witherspoon, formerly of Columbia, U.S. Army retired and a Vietnam veteran.

Tickets for this black-tie affair spotlighting blues, jazz and r&b with a touch of elegance are $40 per person. Deadline to purchase tickets is May 5. Reservations only; tickets will not be sold at the door. Contact: 931-552-0286. Email:

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