What’s Happening in Henderson, Chester County and surrounding areas

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Discover Canyon Country with Selmer Senior Center
Discover Canyon Country with Selmer Senior Center Sept. 30-Oct. 7. Highlights include the Grand Canyon, Scottsdale, Kaibab National Forest, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell and much more. Limited seats are available. Sign up by March 25 and receive a $150 discount. Rates include round trip air fare from Memphis. Please call Selmer Senior Center at 645-7843 for more information.
Early Voting Feb. 12-25
Early Voting for the March Presidential Preference Primary will be held Feb. 12–25 at the Chester County Early Voting Annex located at 126 Crook Avenue in Henderson. During that time, polls will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m.–noon. Election Day is Tuesday, March 3. For more information or questions, contact the Chester County Election Commission at (731) 989-4039.
Black History Program Feb. 12
The Chester County Junior High School Black History Program will be Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 1:50 p.m. Members of the community are welcome.
Fourth Annual Black History Program Feb. 15
The Fourth Annual Black History Program will be held from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Senior Center in Henderson. The theme is “Move Up!” Sponsors are the Ladies of the Henderson Community. For more information, contact debbiecason73@gmail.com, ahollingswo6@gmail.com, amiecroom@hotmail.com and lwright8159@gmail.com
Ham Radio License Testing Feb. 15
There will be Ham Radio License Testing at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Henderson Fire Stations training room, 505 Sanford Street, Henderson. We will be testing for all levels of license and walk-ins are always welcome. If you already have a license and are upgrading, remember to bring a copy of your license. Everyone will need two forms of photo identification. The current charge for the test is $15 check or exact change is appreciated. Please arrive early so we have everything in-order and testing is not interrupted.
American Legion Meeting Feb. 20
American Legion Davidson-Haltom Post 157 in Henderson will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Chester County Senior Center, 247 E. Main Street in Henderson. The American Legion is open to veterans and persons who are presently serving on active duty, with the Reserves or with the National Guard. We are also looking for new members to start Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion chapters to our Post. Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary is open to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of the American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States. Membership in the Sons of the American Legion is open to all male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of the American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service.
McNairy Co. Historical Society Meeting Feb. 25
The McNairy County Historical Society meets the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Jack McConninco Memorial Library, 225 Oak Grove Rd, Selmer. James Ellis will present the program on Feb. 25. His topic will be the Bethel Springs High School. He is one of the organizers for the Bethel Springs High School Class of 1925-1969 Reunion and has worked to help preserve the history of the Bethel Springs High School. Annual Membership dues at $10 per person or $25 for family and $100 for an individual lifetime membership. Mail dues payment to McNairy County Historical Society, 114 N. Third St, Selmer, TN 38375.  Anyone interested in the history of McNairy County is invited to attend the meetings.

Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards and Membership Banquet March 3
The Henderson|Chester County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards and Membership Banquet is Tuesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. at Chester County Junior High School Gymnasium.  Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at the chamber office located at 111 E Main Street or by calling 989-5222. 
Beekeeping Short Course March 7
The Jackson Area Beekeepers Association, Inc. will hold their annual Beekeeping Short Course at the Madison County UT Extension Auditorium, 309 N. Parkway, Jackson, on Saturday, March 7.  Registration will be from 8:30-9 a.m. Class will end about 4 p.m. The Short Course is opened to anyone interested in bees and beekeeping. Classes will be geared toward introducing the new beekeeper to beekeeping. Registration fee $15 single and $20 family. Registration fee includes the Short Course, lunch and membership to the Jackson Area Beekeepers Association.  No reservation required! For more information, contact Richard Heismann, Past President, 608-4682.