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Santa, Door Prizes, Refreshments All Part Of Merchants Open House Tonight

Friday, 21 November 2014

The Holiday Season in Woodbury and Cannon County comes to life today with the arrival of Santa Claus as the 24th annual Cannon County Country Christmas Merchants Open House takes place tonight and tomorrow in downtown Woodbury.  Several businesses around the square and some around Woodbury and Cannon County will be open until 9 this evening  serving refreshments, registering people for door prizes and offering significant discounts to shoppers giving everyone a head start on Christmas Shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Santa Claus plans to arrive on the square starting at 5:00 this afternoon.  There will be free wagon rides around the square with Santa provided by the Middle Tennessee Mule Skinners Association.  Then at 6:00 Santa will head over to Bob and Jules General Store located on Main Street to participate with shoppers and you can get your child's picture made with Santa at that time.  Christmas music will be played over the speakers throughout the event Friday night.  Saturday the event continues as most businesses will be open by 9A.  Santa will also be back Saturday morning greeting shoppers and visiting stores.  10A at the Cannon County Courthouse will feature live music from Robyn Taylor and Ryan Miller, Kevin Quarles and Woodbury's own gospel group Men Of Grace.  The grand prize is a gift basket that was collectively put together by the merchants participating in the Christmas Open House.  People can register at each business both Friday and Saturday for the grand prize.  Santa will draw the winning name for the grand prize at noon Saturday.  You must be present to win.  List Of Participating Businesses
    Around the Square on North Cannon Street
Antiques & More 103 North Cannon Street
Treasure Chest Antiques and Quilts 111 North Cannon Street
Briar Rose Flower and Gift 115 North Cannon Street
Sue's Deli and Bakery 119 North Cannon Street
Paul L Reed Furniture 125 North Cannon Street
Old Feed Store Antique Mall 310 West Water Street
Joe's Place Cafe 108 North Tatum Street
Around the Square on Main Street
Lelands Furniture and Home Decor 219 West Main Street
Purrfectly Pawlished Pet Salon 217 West Main Street
Jennings Jewelers 215 West Main Street
Lynn's Pickett Fence 203 West Main Street
Cannon Dance Studio 119 West Main Street
Bob and Jules General Store 111 West Main Street
FirstBank (Friday only) 101 West Main Street

Close To The Square:
I'll Be Back Antique 110 West High Street
O'Grady's Wine And Spirits 115 South McCrary Street

Around Woodbury and Cannon County
First National Bank (Friday Only) 801 West Main Street Woodbury
Higgins Flea Market Highway 70South Woodbury
Wildwood Christmas Tree Farm 286 LaPaloma Road Woodbury
Russell Cellular Verizon Wireless 815 West Main Street Woodbury

High School Neighboring County Basketball Rivalry Renews Tonight

Friday, 21 November 2014

The Cannon County Lionettes attempt to keep their early season undefeated streak going tonight as they travel back to Coffee County to play the Coffee County Lady Red Raiders to open up a set of games Friday night in Manchester.  The Lionettes are 2-0 with their last game also in Coffee County beating Franklin County a week ago in Tullahoma.  The Lady Red Raiders of Coffee County are 1-2 coming into Friday's contest Warren County beat them by 29 to open the season, then they bulldozed Grundy County 55-16 last week in Tullahoma.  Tuesday night however Grundy County came ready to play and got some revenge in Coalmont 43-39.
The Cannon County Lions will finish up the set of games tonight as the Lions face the Red Raiders.  After the Lions suffered a loss in their opening game last week they settled down and made Franklin County play their style of uptempo basketball Friday night en route to a 72-57 win over Franklin County.  Coffee County is 2-1 so far this season.  The Red Raiders games have been decided in 3 points or less.  Coffee County is coming off a 2 point loss to Grundy this past Tuesday, a team they beat Friday of last week by only three.  This is the first game of the season without the Hall of Fame game names that are usually tagged on the basketball games the opening week of the season.  Tonight's contest will start at 6:00.  WBRY-AM-1540/FM96.7 will have the live broadcast beginning with the Coaches Corner at 5:50 followed by the tipoff at 6;00.  The games can also be heard through the website at wbry.com and through Smart Phone and tablets on WBRY using the TuneIn Radio App
 

Blood Drive to Honor Cannon High School Leukemia Student

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

All blood collected at the Cannon County Community American Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday will be in honor of Tony Drake, a junior at Cannon County High School who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.  The Blood Drive will be held at the Lions Memorial Building located on the corner of West Lehman Street and West Adams Street from 12 until 6 pm.  The Lions Club will also be collecting aluminum tabs off of soda cans to turn in to the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and the McDonald House located a few blocks from the hospital.  As always the Lions Club will accept old pairs of glasses to be used in third world countries.  The Woodbury Lions Club will also have their fundraising nuts, Christmas ornaments, and children's coloring books on hand.  Everyone is encouraged to stop in and donate blood and purchase any fundraising items from the Woodbury Lions Club Thursday from noon until 6.

East Side School Announces Honor Roll

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Eastside School would like to
announce the following honor
students (Principal’s List – All A’s),
Honor Roll (A’s and B’s) and students
with perfect attendance for the first grading period ending October 10:
   Mrs. Lesa Davis’ Kindergarten –
Honor Roll:  Kennedi Higgins, Mackenzie McCurry, Synthia Rogers.  Perfect Attendance: Lilly Allen, Lindsay Powers.
   Mrs. Paige Holt’s First Grade –   Perfect Attendance:  Malachi Walls, Jolen Gurdak, Gage Nokes.
   Mrs. Karen Cook’s Second Grade –
Principal’s List:  Sadey Grizzle.  Honor Roll:  Gavin Wright, Ronn Guinaran, Slade Grizzle, Lexie Simon, Olivia Moss, Jack Grant, Connor Napier.  Perfect Attendance:  Jayda Young, Ronn Guinaran, Chase Kelly, Liv Prater.
   Mrs. Connie Phillips’ Third Grade –
Principal’s List:  Devin Grant, Emma Muncey, Allyson Skimehorn.  Honor Roll:  Tristen Barber, Jeremy Earls, Austin Johnson, Sadie Prater, Callie Vance.   Perfect Attendance:  Tristen Barber, Jeremy Earls.
   Mrs. Greta Reed’s Fourth Grade –
Principal’s List:  Katie Davis.  Perfect Attendance:   Montana Davis, David Palmer, Alden Purdy.
   Mrs. Brad Underwood’s Fifth Grade –
Principal’s List:  Cathan Cecil.  Honor Roll: Braxten Alexander, Chloe Pack, Johnnie Pirtle, Katlyn Prater, Emma Richardson.  Perfect Attendance:  Nicholas Adcock, Braxten Alexander, Amanda Hall, Johnnie Pirtle, Micah Prater, Dalton Young.   
   Mrs. Gay Burger’s Sixth Grade –
Honor Roll:   Eli Cantrell, Hannah Naylor, Emalee Rogers.  Perfect Attendance:  Stella Brown, Eli Cantrell, Christian Davis, Hunter Davis, Caden Duke, Cheyanne Moss, Hannah Naylor, Jacklyn Reed, Emalee Rogers, Sloane Underhill.
       Mrs. Amy Underwood’s Seventh
Grade –Principal’s List:  Shawn Matheny, Lacon Parton.  Honor Roll:  Lucas Clark, Clay Fagan, Austin Grant, Culyer Isenhart, Brent Scott, Jasmine Young.  Perfect Attendance: Clay Fagan, Austin Grant, Culyer Isenhart, Lacon Parton, Jasmine Young, Mattison Prater, Brent Scott.

   Mrs. Jackie Burger’s Eighth Grade –  
Principal’s List:  Katie Gunter, Jory Isenhart, Erin Scott, Michelle Stone, Lauren Underwood.  Honor Roll:  Landon Parton, Bryson Prater, Ryan Russell.  Perfect Attendance: Katie Gunter, Jory Isenhart, Gaige Jones, Bryson Prater, Erin Scott, Lauren Underwood.
 

MTSU Salutes Veterans Nov 22 With Game Day Activities

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

 MTSU will serve as host for the 33rd annual Salute to Armed Services and Veterans Day Saturday, Nov. 22, in Floyd Stadium and other nearby venues.
 
The activities, which will begin with the Veterans’ Memorial Service at 2 p.m., will be a prelude to the 6 p.m. kickoff for the Conference USA football game between MTSU and Florida Atlantic University.
 
The Salute to Armed Services events pay tribute to the men and women who serve or who have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. The Blue Raiders want you to join them in one of the nation’s longest-running veterans’ celebrations.
 
Various streets near the stadium will be blocked. To locate parking, a printable campus map can be found at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15.
 
All veterans and their families will receive complimentary tickets to the game. The tickets will be available during the Veterans’ Picnic, which will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. near the Rose and Emmett Kennon Hall of Fame next to Murphy Center.
 
The day will be filled with numerous events for veterans, including:
 
• 2 p.m. Veterans’ Memorial Service at the MTSU Veterans’ Memorial outside the Tom H. Jackson Building. Many-Bears Grinder, commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, will be the featured speaker;
 
• 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. silent auction benefiting A Soldier’s Child inside Kennon Hall of Fame. Items will include an autographed guitar from the ABC television show “Nashville;” an autographed fiddle from country music legend Charlie Daniels; a signed Salute to Armed Services edition MTSU football helmet; and Mizuno golf clubs;
 
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Veterans’ Picnic featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks. The game tickets for vets and their families are courtesy of State Farm and Barrett Firearms.
 
4 p.m. presentation of the Joe Nunley Award at the Kennon Hall of Fame. This year’s recipients will all be World War II veterans. The award is named for the late Nunley, a World War II vet who was an MTSU education professor beginning in 1961 and who retired as alumni director in 1987. He died in 1993; and
 
4:30 p.m. start for the Vets Village, which will be located in Floyd Stadium’s Gate 3. Presented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, the village will provide vets and their families with opportunities to obtain information and receive answers to questions.  
 
JT Cooper will perform the national anthem. Skydivers will deliver the game ball. At halftime, the more than 300-member Band of Blue will perform special patriotic music as veterans march across Horace Jones Field with other members of their service branches.
 
Fans attending the game are requested to bring new toy donations for the Toys for Tots collection bins. Duiring pregame and at the beginning of each of the four quarters, each of the respective branches of military will be recognized.
 
Textbook Brokers will be offering 20 percent off any one item with the purchase of the Salute to Armed Services game-day T-shirt.
 
Participating organizations include MTSU ROTC, Toys for Tots, State Farm Military Affinity Group, BRAVO (Blue Raider American Veterans Organization), USAA Military Affairs, School of Agribusiness and Agriscience, Vet Tix, Fisher House and Dr. Joe Nunley Award Committee.
 
Other participating organizations include Rutherford County, Wounded Warriors, Veterans Affairs, VA Nashville, MTSU Veterans Affairs coordinator, Veterans Group-Shelbyville, Vietnam Veteran Chapter 10, Brand Mortgage, A Soldier’s Child, Tennessee National Guard and VFW/American Legion.
 
For more information or to order tickets, call 1-888-937-6878.

Great American Smokeout Is Thursday

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Tennessee Department of Health urges smokers to join the Great American Smokeout Thursday, and participate with millions of others in saying “no thanks” to tobacco for 24 hours as the first step in their journey to a life free of tobacco. Tennessee smokers can get free help from the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, to support their efforts to stop smoking.
“Quitting smoking is the most important thing those who smoke can do to improve their health,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. “Reducing tobacco use among Tennesseans is one of our goals in making Tennessee a healthier state, and the Smokeout provides a great opportunity for people to take that critical step toward quitting.”
“We all know smoking is a leading cause of preventable death, but what is it doing to our daily lives? We have to ask ourselves, ‘What can I do today, starting now, to imagine the life I want and is smoking really a part of that?’,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “The Smokeout is a day to see ourselves enjoying life differently, to see how much easier and more convenient our lives can be without a dependence on nicotine and see the ways we can get the real fullness of our lives back. It is not about giving up something you love, it is about learning to love something better.”
Smoking is a significant public health issue in Tennessee and around the world, contributing to life-threatening health problems ranging from cancer, chronic lung and heart disease to low birth weight babies and ear infections. Data from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System show 23 percent of Tennesseans report smoking regularly or occasionally. In 2012, that number climbed to 24.9 percent. While those data points are not comparable to earlier years due to a change in methods, they are still very concerning.
“It’s really hard to break the addiction to tobacco, and studies show those who get counseling have a better chance at success,” said Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program Director LaCanas Jordan. “Most smokers will make multiple quit attempts before they succeed, and the QuitLine is a wonderful free resource to support Tennesseans as they transition to a life free of tobacco and its serious health and financial costs.”
TDH leads statewide efforts to reduce and prevent tobacco use. Along with support for the QuitLine, TDH tobacco control activities include advocacy, education and community-based projects designed to prevent youth initiation of smoking, reduce smoking among pregnant women, eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke and promote quitting among current smokers of all ages.
The Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine offers personalized support for Tennesseans who want to quit smoking by connecting them with trained quit coaches to guide them through the quitting process. Clients receive ongoing professional coaching via individually scheduled calls with a quit coach personally assigned to them. Contact the QuitLine at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit www.tnquitline.com. This convenient and confidential service is free and available to Tennessee residents in both English and Spanish. The service is also available for the deaf and hard-of-hearing at TTY:  1-877-559-3816.
QuitLine clients have complimentary access to relapse prevention techniques, printed resource materials, information on nicotine replacement therapies and other services to aid in the quitting process.
Really wanting to quit smoking or chewing tobacco is very important to the success one will have in quitting. Studies show smokers who survive a heart attack are the most likely to quit for good; they're very motivated. Quitting smoking provides immediate benefits, as well as the changes felt days and weeks later. Within 12 hours without a cigarette, heart rate and blood pressure drop and the carbon monoxide level in blood returns to normal. Find a reason for quitting today!
Contact the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or www.tnquitline.com. This statewide toll-free telephone tobacco cessation treatment program is made possible through the Tennessee Department of Health. There is no charge to callers for services and callers have unlimited access to a quit coach through the QuitLine. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central time.

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