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The Monterey Lions Club Turkey Shoots will be held on Oct. 24, Nov.
7 and 21, Dec. 19 and Jan. 2, about 1,000 yards west of the 300 mile
marker exit off I-40 on Hwy. 70. Accepted guns are 12 ga. 16 ga. and
20 ga. Hams, frozen Turkeys and other prizes awarded for best shot
in each round. Rounds are $5 or less to participate. Monterey Lions
use funds raised to pay for glasses for children whose families can't
afford them. For more information, call ROY DISHMAN, (931)267-2647.
Pictured from left, King Lion Ed Warren, Roy DISHMAN, Mike Callahan
and vice-president Wendy Warren. Photo: Dale Welch
Oct. 31 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.) FALL FESTIVAL. Located between Monterey
First Baptist Church, Monterey United Methodist and Monterey
Church of the Nazarene, there will be lots of candy, trunk or treat
sites, games and more.  Crawford Ave. will be closed between Elm
and Poplar Streets between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The Monterey Dinner Theater has been celebrating our town's
history for about 7 years with story telling around the dinner table.
Isn't that the best way to tell our stories by sitting around the table
having a meal with friends and family?  This year on November 14 at
6 pm at the Monterey Community Center, we will be sharing our
story about our town of Monterey during the 1960's.  We would like
to invite you, your family and friends to come sit around our table
and let us entertain you with a little bit of our history.  Monterey was
growing and progress was taking place.  Change was coming but
the people remained the same.  Every town has that  restaurant
where the coffee flows and so does the talk. The Cup and Saucer
Restaurant was the place to hang out especially if you worked at Ely
and Walker sewing factory, or you were hoping that special
"someone" would be there to buy you an ice cream cone. There
could be a doctor or nurse from Monterey Hospital sitting on one of
the stools at the counter.  You can hear the Tennessee Central
engine when they blow that whistle as it pulls to a stop at the
depot.  Our one and only police chief, N.K. Matthews usually drops
buy for some coffee and the latest news.   The two waitress, Barbie
Jean and Jeanette, are waiting to serve you up  a nice big juicy
homemade burger or maybe some pie and ice cream.  The radio is
always playing out those tunes from the 60's which the students
from MHS just love. You never know who is going to drop by or
what kind of story they want to share with us.   

Who was the couple who met and fell in love at the Cup and
Saucer?  This and more you can find out when you come sit at our
table and hear our stories.  

Tickets are on sale at the Monterey Depot Museum. Call
By Dale Welch
Monterey Christmas Parade.
Santa Claus will be coming to the mountain in a big way! The Monterey Christmas Parade,
sponsored by the Monterey Civitan Club, the Monterey Lions Club, the Monterey Garden Club,
the Monterey FCE Club, the Monterey VFW and the Town of Monterey will be Saturday,
December 5, at 6:30 p.m.
 The parade will form on E, Commercial Ave., in front of the Monterey High School construction
site, beginning at 5 p.m.The parade route will proceed west on Commercial Ave.; south on
Poplar; east on Depot; south on Holly; east on Stratton; breaking up near the Monterey Dairy
Queen and Volunteer Energy Cooperative.
  Float competition will be judged in five divisions: 1. Religious, 2. Private groups, 3.
Community Based Clubs, 4. Commercial and 5. Industrial. Cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 will
be awarded to first, second and third place finishers in the religious, community based clubs
and private groups. Trophies for first, second and third place will be awarded for entries in the
commercial and industrial divisions. Float sponsors must be clearly visible on the entry to
facilitate judging. Winners will be announced at the Monterey Depot Museum immediately
following the parade. The theme for the parade is the same as ever: CHRISTMAS.
 This year’s parade grand marshals will be Monterey Fire Chief Kevin Peters and wife, Robin.
The Peters  family took the lead as volunteers during the winter ice storm recovery.
At the Monterey Depot Museum, before the parade, at 6 a.m., special Christmas music will be
provided by the McKeon family. Directly after the parade, Santa wll arrive to visit with the
children. Parents, bring you kids and cameras.
 Safety and liability issues prohibit the throwing of candy and other treats by parade
participants. Violators will be removed from the parade. Antique car entries must be 25 years
or older, have no loud mufflers or racing engines. Four and three wheelers are prohibited
unless towing a float. City ordinances pertaining to noise will be strictly enforced by the
Monterey Police Department.
There's already several entries signed up, but there's plenty room for more. For more
information, or to register your parade entry for free, contact the Monterey Depot Museum at
931-839-2111 or email