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Senior Spotlight Schedule

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Cannon County High School Graduation is set for 7:00 Friday night.  WBRY AM-1540/FM107.9 will broadcast the ceremonies live from Fred Schwartz field. Today we spotlight the following seniors during our senior salute features throughout the broadcast day on WBRY radio.  The following Seniors are in the spotlight today
9am Kearstin Bell Prater

10am Megan Reann Prater

11am Alayna Savannah Reed

1pm Nicholas Alan Reed

2pm Ciara Nicole Riddle

Cannon County Walking Clubs Winding Down Season

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Cannon County Schools Walking Clubs are winding down for the season.  Four schools have participated this year and our students walked a grand total of approximately 3,611.68 miles.  Totals do not include miles walked by our  parents, sponsors, and volunteers that keep this program alive and well.  We have around 190 students participating between the 4 clubs, each receiving a healthy snack and a lot of love from those individuals that give up their time each week to ensure that children create healthy habits that will last a lifetime.  
 

Child Advocacy Center Thanks Community For Their Support

Thursday, 26 May 2016

“We want to thank our wonderful community for all of their incredible support of the first annual CAC Prize Patrol!” announced Child Advocacy Center board president Terry Fann.  “We want to say a huge thank you to Beth Parker, Dara Payne, and Kristan Roberts of the Prize Patrol Committee, Brittany Brandon and Rutherford Parent Magazine, The Avenue, Belk, sponsors, businesses that were prize donors and sales sites, vendors at the Spring Kidz Fest, media partners, volunteers, and everyone who purchased a chance to win.”
 
On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the Rutherford Parent Spring Kidz Fest was held at The Avenue in the Belk parking lot and included free children’s activities, games, vendor booths, food vendors, inflatables, live stage performances, balloon art, and face painting. 
 
During the Kidz Fest, the Child Advocacy Center had a huge wind booth set up.  CAC Prize Patrol committee members pulled the winning tickets out of the wind booth.  Each person whose ticket was drawn won one of the 21 fabulous prizes valued at over $12,000. 
 
Congratulations to the 21 lucky winners:  Georgi Payne, Diane Moran, Donald Wright, William Avera, Melanie Smith, Emily Erspamer, Virgil Gammon, Karina Cotter, Richard Detmer, Mary Jane Hurt, Antoinette Schwer, Arlene Slater, Sherill P. Latimer, Dotty Adams, Ben Ezell, Charles Farrer Sr., mark Elbaum, Nathan Nichols, Chuck Farrer, Cliff Sharp, and Angela Benzy.
 
The CAC Prize Patrol generous event sponsors were:  Sudsy’s Car Wash, Bill and Lucy Whitesell, SledgeCraft Architectural Millwork, Elizabeth Renegar Parker, Andy Womack State Farm, James and Dara Payne Benchmark Realty, Hubert and Dene McCullough, Peddler Antiques Gifts and Interiors, Larry Bugg Construction, Tasty Creations, Scott and Karen Hoke, and Phyllis Reuhland.
 
The fantastic media sponsors included the Cannon County Courier, Daily News Journal, Hob Nob Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro.com, Murfreesboro Post, VIP Murfreesboro, WBRY Radio, and WGNS Radio.
 
The sales distribution sites were Sudsy’s Car Wash, Cannon County Courthouse, Department of Children’s Services, District Attorney’s Office, Gil’s Hardware, Just Love Coffee, La Vergne Police Department, Murfreesboro Police Department, Murfreesboro Police Department CID Office, Penny’s Closet, Potter’s Ace Hardware, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Smyrna Police Department, Top of the Block, Woodbury Farmer’s Co-op, Woodbury Police Department, businesses around the Murfreesboro Square and at The Avenue.
 
The Prize Patrol Committee thanks the 120 businesses that generously donated prizes for the 21 amazing prize packages and the individuals that purchased the 1,709 tickets. 
 
Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer said, “This event never would have been possible without all of you and the Child Advocacy Center is grateful for everyone’s support.”
 
All proceeds from the CAC Prize Patrol will support services for victims of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and drug endangered children.  In the last 16 years, the Child Advocacy Center in collaboration with the Department of Children’s Services, law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office have investigated 12,237 child abuse cases and assisted 17,311 individuals in Rutherford and Cannon Counties.  
 
“We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day on Saturday for all of the children and families to enjoy the Rutherford Parent Spring Kidz Fest and the CAC Prize Patrol,” continued director Sharon De Boer.  “It was a wonderful new event and we are already looking forward to next year.” 
 
Contact the Child Advocacy Center at 615-867-9000 if you want to serve on the 2017 CAC Prize Patrol planning committee, sponsor the event, serve as a sales distribution site, or donate one of the wonderful prizes.

Senior Salutes On WBRY Today

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

9am Autumn Grace King

10am Emory Leigh Larson

11am Haylee Mooneyham

1pm Baylee  Nemeth

2pm Alana Nicole Paschal

Woodbury Police To Step Up Seat Belt Enforcement

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Woodbury Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase seat belt enforcement now until June 5th which surrounds one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
"If you ask the family members of those unrestrained people who were killed in crashes, they'll tell you they wish their loved ones had buckled up" said Woodbury Police Chief Lowell Womack.  "The bottom line is that seat belts save lives.  If these enforcement crackdowns get people's attention and get them to buckle up. then we've done our job.  There is no good excuse for not wearing a seat belt"
This year, Tennessee celebrates its 30 year anniversary of seat belt legislation.  The state first enacted a mandatory seat belt law in 1986.   The law was updated in 2004 to make seat belt violations a primary offense.  In 2015, the law was again updated to more than double the fine for seat belt citations.  
Tennessee's current seat belt use rate is 86.2 percent.  This classifies Tennessee as a "low use" state on a national level.  
According to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, 343 individuals killed in traffic crashes last year were not wearing a seat belt.  This group makes up over 48 percent of all those killed in passenger vehicles.  
"We are putting an emphasis on nighttime seat belt enforcement,"  said Tennessee Highway Safety Office Interim Director Jason Ivey "The problem of unbelted vehicle occupants becomes worse at night."

Big Payback Announces Results

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Thanks to the generosity of Middle Tennessee donors and the hard work of participating non profits, The Big Payback 2016 remained a big success despite debilitating nationwide technical difficulties.  The third annual giving day on May 3rd has brought in more than $2.61 million thus far from 11,270 gifts, nearly matching last year's record $2.64 million total despite the giving website being operational for only nine hours.  "If you ever doubted what good can occur when we come together to make things happen, remember this giving day" Said Ellen Lehman, president of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Congratulations to the 770 local nonprofits participating" Lehman continued "I know how hard you all worked to make the day such a success.  And congratulations to all who will benefit from the services offered by these nonprofits, which make this the place we all want to call home.
 

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