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Teams Travel To Baxter For Big District Games Tonight

Friday, 30 January 2015

It's on the road to Baxter as the Cannon County Lionettes meet the Upperman Lady Bees.  The Lionettes are once again one game shy of an even District 8-AA record.  Tonight would be a huge win for the girls team as they have played well against the top teams in the conference but haven't been able to get that one big win so far this season against District opponents.  A win tonight on the road in a tough place to play would put the Lionettes back in the thick of things heading into the District Tournament.  Upperman won the previous meeting by 7 57-50.  The Cannon County Lions have the opportunity to finish the month of January undefeated.  The Lions are winners of 8 in a row.  Cannon was able to escape with a 60-54 win in Woodbury back on January 6th.   Cannon watched a big lead go down the drain in that contest and almost gave it to Upperman.  The Lions are playing better basketball and once they get out to a big lead are able to maintain those leads at this point. 
Games from Baxter will tipoff at 6:00 tonight and you can catch all the action on AM-1540/FM96.7 WBRY, streaming online at wbry.com and through WBRY on your smartphones and tablets through the TuneIn Radio app.

West Side Eagles Going For James C. Haile State Championship Saturday

Friday, 30 January 2015

 The West Side School Eagles Boys Basketball team has not suffered a loss all year.  They are currently 22-0 and the team has won 3 basketball tournaments they've participated in this season.  The team will attempt to win their fourth tournament championship game this season when they meet Morrison School in Murfreesboro at the James C Haile State Invitational Tournament.  The Championship game will be at 1:30 at Middle Tennessee Christian School Saturday afternoon.

Commodity Loans Available For Producers

Friday, 30 January 2015

Commodity loans are currently available for producers of corn, wheat, and soybeans. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements before receiving these USDA benefits. To be eligible, a producer must maintain continual beneficial interest in the crop from harvest through the earlier of the date the loan is repaid or CCC takes title to the commodity. Beneficial interest means retaining the ability to make decisions about the commodity; responsibility for loss or damage to the commodity; and title to the commodity. Once beneficial interest in a commodity is lost, the commodity is ineligible for loan - even if the producer regains beneficial interest.
These loans provide producers with immediate financing on their stored commodities held as loan collateral. Instead of selling the crop immediately after harvest, these loans allow the producer to store the crop for a maximum of 9 months to allow for market gains in the event of a depressed market at the time of harvest. Applicants should allow 7-10 workdays for processing and disbursing the loan proceeds. Loans can be approved beginning at harvest and ending May 31. (Exception: Wheat ends March 31). The 2014 crop year commodity loans rates for DeKalb and Cannon Counties are as follows:
Corn---$2.05 / bu.
Soybeans---$5.13/ bu.
Wheat---$2.60/ bu.
For January 2015, the CCC interest rate for marketing assistance loans is 1.125%.
Violating provisions of a marketing assistance loan may trigger administrative actions, such as assessing liquidated damages, calling the loan and denial of future farm-stored loans.
For more information, call the DeKalb/Cannon County Farm Service Agency at 597-8225, extension 2.

Rolling Through Stop Sign Results In 3rd Time Driving On Suspended

Friday, 30 January 2015

A man who performed an incomplete stop at the intersection of Iconium Road and Jim Cummings Highway recently was arrested for driving on a suspended license 3rd offense.  According to Cannon County Sheriff's Department reports Deputy Mike Hainey observed a pickup truck driven by Manuel Quezada roll through a stop at the intersection.  Upon conducting a traffic stop, Deputy Hainey found out Quezada didn't understand English so he explained the reasoning for the stop in Spanish.  After asking for Quezada's license, Quezada informed him by speaking English and said that he did not have a drivers license and handed the deputy a medical card.  Quezada provided registration but failed to provide proof of insurance.  After running his name and date of birth, Deputy Hainey learned that Quezada's license had been suspended for Failure to Satisfy a Citation.  He also had two previous driving on suspended charges.  Deputy Hainey arrested Quezada and charged him with Driving on Suspended 3rd offense, Failure to stop and financial responsibilty

String Festival In Murfreesboro Saturday

Friday, 30 January 2015

The Murfreesboro String Festival will take place Saturday night starting at 4:00 in the afternoon in Murfreesboro.  String students from the Webb School and Central Magnet School will participate.  The students have been rehearsing since Thursday for the event.  Three orchestras will work with conductors Alan Suska and Sarah Berry of Western Kentucky University and Joe Lee conductor of the Murfreesboro Symphony and Huntsville Youth Orchestra.  Organized by school orchestra directors Susan Mullen from the Webb School and Mimi Nelson of Central Magnet School this concert is free and will be held in the auditorium of Central Magnet School 701 E. Main Street.

United Way's Community Baby Shower In Full Swing

Friday, 30 January 2015

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has begun collecting items for the second annual Community Baby Shower.  Items will be collected through February 1, 2015. 
Last year’s Community Baby Shower resulted in over 4,000 items collected and 250 baby bags assembled by 65 volunteers.  The baby bags were then distributed to at-risk mothers and families in Rutherford and Cannon counties.   
Items needed to complete the baby bags include: diapers, onesies (newborn - 6 months), baby wipes, bottles, and blankets (new items only). Items may be delivered to the United Way office, City Auto, the Rutherford County Health Department, or La Vergne City Hall. For drop off location addresses, visit www.unitedwayvolunteer.org/communitybabyshower.  
Companies that are already participating this year through private donations, in-kind gifts or the placement of collection boxes include:
Alpha Delta Kappa
Bob Parks Realty
City Auto
City of La Vergne
DoubleTree by Hilton
First Tennessee Bank
Ingram Content Group
Regions Bank
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
Rutherford County Government
Rich Products
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Store Opening Solutions
Due to an overwhelming response from volunteers, the United Way is at max capacity for this year’s Community Baby Shower Sort-a-Thon. For more volunteer opportunities with the United Way, visit www.unitedwayvolunteer.org.
Sponsors for this event include City Auto, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, and Regions Bank.


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