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Tennessee Center For Child Welfare Seeks Donations

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The Tennessee Center for Child Welfare at MTSU, in conjunction with the
Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Care Association, is seeking donations for a
silent auction to benefit the TFACA scholarship fund.

All foster children in Tennessee are eligible to apply to the fund. The
scholarships are used to help defray the cost of sending foster children
to camps where they can enjoy basketball, band, cheerleading and other

The auction will be held at the TFACA Middle Grand Regional Conference,
which is slated for Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Franklin
Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn. The deadline to make donations is
Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Contributions may be deposited at the Tennessee Center for Child Welfare
office in the Bank of America building in Murfreesboro. For more
information, or to arrange pick-up of the items, contact Sherry Preston at
615-494-7795 or sherry.preston@tccw.org.

Libraries To Allow Extensions Of Book Checkouts

Monday, 19 September 2011

Patrons of the Cannon County Libraries can now renew library books for a
little longer if needed. The Library Board met recently and among the
actions taken was a change in the renewal policies for library books.
Patrons can now renew books for two week extensions of time if no one else
has reserved the book being renewed. Patrons just need to call the
library from where the book was checked out to take advantage of the
The library staff wishes to thank those that visited the Friends of the
Library rummage and book sale over the weekend. It was a very successful
fundraiser according to the staff

Board Of Directors Re-elected at DTC Meeting

Monday, 19 September 2011

A total of 175 members voted in the Board of Directors Election Saturday
during the annual meeting of DTC Communications.
Greg Rogers of Woodbury along with Charles Dwight Vinson of Milton and
Terry McPeak of Norene were reelected to the board after running
Rogers received 151 votes, Vinson garnered 159 votes while Mr. McPeak got
152 votes.
Other members of the Board of Directors in Cannon County include Roy Pugh
of Auburntown and David Parker of Woodland.

Auditions Tonight and Tomorrow Night At Arts Center

Monday, 19 September 2011

You won’t believe the mayhem and fun when the Herdmans collide with the
story head on! One of the best Christmas stories ever and certainly one of
Actors are sought for the Arts Center’s November production of The Best
Christmas Pageant Ever. There are roles available for children ages 8 and up and
adult roles for both men and women. Directed by Donald Fann and Matt Hunter, this
production will have 2 casts and will include school shows. Production dates are
November 8-19
with rehearsals beginning on October 1st.
Auditions will be held tonight and tomorrow beginning at 6:00PM at The
Arts Center of Cannon County located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of
Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester and
McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787 for more

Blood Drive Results In 50 Donations

Monday, 19 September 2011

The American Red Cross Blood Drive hosted by the Woodbury Lions Club this
past Thursday fell two short of their goal. The Red Cross set a goal of
52 pints for the 6 hour blood drive. 60 people signed in to donate, 10
were deferred and 50 pints were collected. Nicholas Parker made a first
time donation. Kathy Bugg, Ed Brown, William Edens, Darla Cunningham,
Rachel Lehew, Terry Lehew and Timothy Paul donated for their first time at
the Woodbury Lions Club or after an absence of 2 or more years. Patsy
Hirlston and Barbara Daingerfield donated for the 48th time both receiving
a six gallon pin. Brittany Stluka, Erin Higdon and Mary Parkinson donated
their eighth time all receiving a one gallon pin and Howard Witty donated
for his 170th time
The American Red Cross will be back again before the upcoming holidays on
November 17th

Bradyville Resident Wins Gas Card

Monday, 19 September 2011

Faye Crawford of Bradyville TN is getting several tanks of free gasoline
for donating blood with the American Red Cross this summer. Crawford is
the winner of the Labor Day weekend $1000 gas card giveaway. She donated
blood at the Heart Of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross in
Murfreesboro on September 3rd. Ms Crawford stated that she has never won
anything before.
Crawford started donating blood 40 years ago and gives regularly.


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