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Jack Kirk

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Jack Haley Kirk, age 66 of Murfreesboro died Monday December 15, 2014. He was a native of Livingston, TN and was preceded in death by his parents, John Benjamin Kirk and Gladys Marie Williams Kirk; grandson Cody Michael Robinson; grandmother, Bertie Copeland. Mr. Kirk was retired from Chromalox and was owner and operator of Jack’s Mowing Service.

He is survived by daughters, April Robinson and husband Michael of Murfreesboro, Cayce Strait and husband John of Woodbury, TN ; granddaughters; Jacky and Macy Robinson, Samantha and Ava Strait ; brother, Jimmy Leslie and wife Willie Mae of Livingston, TN

Funeral services will be11:00AM Saturday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Brother Joe Sissom will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00PM to 8:00PM Friday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. www.woodfinchapel.com

Amateur Radio Club Meets Thursday

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

A meeting of the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club will be held
on Thursday, December 18th, 2014  - 6:30 PM at the Cannon County High
School, 1 Lion Drive - Room 115, Woodbury, TN 37190. All
local amateur radio operators and those interested in amateur radio
are invited to attend.    Amateur radio operators also called “hams”
communicate with other operators in the local area, statewide,
nationally, and even worldwide.  Hams also aid during times of
emergencies with vital communication links.  The DeKalb/Cannon County
Amateur Radio Club is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay
League.  Call 615-597-9563 for more information or check out the
club's webpage at http://www.dccarc.org.
 

Early Christmas Gift?

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Somebody got a 55" LG LED TV for an early Christmas present after stealing it from a Hollis Creek Road Residence.  According to Cannon County Sheriff's Department reports Deputy Lee Colwell answered a burglary call on Hollis Creek Road.  Upon arrival, Deputy Colwell spoke with Terry Reed.  Reed said he left his residence Tuesday morning to take his son to school and returned home.  In a 25 minute span in which he was gone, someone came in the house and took a 55" LG LED TV that he had recently purchased from Aaron's In Manchester.  There were no signs of forced entry.  Mr. Reed advised that it had appeared they had come through the sliding door on the porch.  The report goes on to say that Aaron's of Manchester was contacted to verify the purchase and serial number.  Mr. Reed was under a lease on this particular TV that began in October.
 

Lions and Lionettes Split Games Against York Institute

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The way that the Cannon County Lionettes lost to Smith County last Friday took some of the confidence out of the Woodbury team.  It was evident on the floor Tuesday night as the Lionettes traveled to Alvin C. York Institute.  Even though the Lionettes got the win by 10, 62-52 against the 2-9 Dragonettes, York stayed with them for two quarters going into halftime tied 20-20.  The Lionettes weren't their usual selves as they had a high turnover rate and passed up taking open shots.  In the second half Kelli Davis stepped up for the Lionettes and after having to fill in for Erin Mc Reynolds at point guard after McReynolds fouled out hit 8 of 10 from the free throw line to help the Lionettes bring in the 10 point win.  Davis finished with a team high 20 points while Kendra Maynard was another key factor in the final period as she scored 7 of her 13 points in the frame.  The game was not only highlighted by the turnovers but also by the number of fouls called on both sides.  In addition to McReynolds, Autumn King also fouled out of the game with 7 points.  Kristin Hale netted 10 for the Lionettes as they move their overall record to 9-2 and District record to 2-2.
The Lionettes will travel to Soddy Daisy High School for the first round of the Rhea County Holiday Hoops Tournament.  The team will play Ooltewah Thursday night.  The Lady Owls are 4-8.  Game time will be at 5:00 CST, 6:00 EST
17 lead changes and 9 ties signify a wire to wire basketball game.  And it was exactly that as the York Institute Dragons boys team slid by Cannon County 70-67 in overtime.  Just like the girls game, the boys game was called very tightly.  In fact Cannon had three of their starters foul out of the game while York had two players foul out.  The Lions didn't give up in the fight as they forced overtime as Garrett McReynolds hit two free throws to get the Lions to the extra stanza before fouling out of the game.  Turnovers in overtime hurt the Lions but Cannon had a chance to force a second overtime.  After A.J Daniel hit a desperation 3 with time running out and the Lions down by 6, Cannon called a timeout before the buzzer sounded.  The officials put 5-10ths of a second back on the clock.  York's halfcourt long inbound throw resulted in the ball going out of bounds without touching anyone so that error meant that Cannon would inbound underneath their own basket down by 3. After throwing it in to Briar Jakes who had to backpedal and catch it while throwing it up for a prayer before the buzzer sounded, Jakes missed the highly difficult shot giving Cannon their first district loss.  Jacob Nave fouled out of the game in the 4th but lead the team with 17 while Josh Ruehlan added 14.  Marshall McReynolds also fouled out with 11 points and Austin Martin and AJ Daniel were one foul shy themselves of finding themselves fouled out.  The Lions now are 8-3 overall 2-1 in district play
They will now play in the Rhea County Holiday Hoops Tournament Thursday night as they draw a tough first round assignment in the 5-4 Soddy Daisy Trojans.  Game time will be at 8:00 CST/9:00 EST at Soddy Daisy High School.  
 

Cannon County SAVE Gets Domestic Violence Shelter House For Christmas

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Cannon County SAVE Domestic Violence Program has received a gift during the Christmas season.  Director Lisa Baird announced that an anonymous benefactor recently got in touch with her and stated that he was buying a building that would serve as a home for a new domestic violence shelter.  The man stated that that his wife had just passed away from cancer and wanted to make the presentation in honor of his late wife.  The building has been purchased and the keys have been handed to Baird.  Operational costs such as electricity and water are being arranged.  There is a lot of items that the Shelter will need such as beds, book shelves, couches and chairs, kitchen items, refrigerators, washing machine and dryer and more.  Monetary donations are needed to help with shelter expenses during the first year until grants start coming in.  For more information including a list of the items needed for the new shelter call 464-5555.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town At Adams Memorial Library Tonight

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Santa Claus is schedule to make his final public appearance in Woodbury today before heading back to the North Pole to get ready to tour the world nine days from now.  The Adams Memorial Library will be hosting Mr. and Mrs. Claus for an evening of fun and festivities tonight starting at 5:30.  Refreshments will be served in the Jennings Community Room.  All ages are welcome and everyone is encouraged to bring their cameras for picture opportunities.

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