Cannon Blast 11-04-2015
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Country Music Jam Session
Pocahontas Community Center
1st and 3rd Fridays
A country music jam sessions is set for the first and third Fridays of each month at the Pocahontas Community Center, 1441 Pocahontas Road, Morrison. Musicians sign up at 5:30 and the music starts at 6 p.m. Open to the public, spectators and dancers are welcome. Admission is free. For more info call Ray at 615-765-7835 or John 931-588-1229.


Celebrate Recovery
For hurts, habits and hang-ups. Every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church.
Contact: Hunter Hay 615-542-2132


Community Dinner
Sycamore Baptist Church
Sycamore Baptist, 7165 Sycamore Creek Road, will hold a community dinner the first Wednesday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations accepted with the funds going for a new church building.

Flu Shots Available
at Health Department
Seasonal influenza vaccine is now available at the Cannon County Health Department. A flu vaccine clinic will be offered Nov. 4, 9, 16, 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Nov. 18, 23, 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cannon County Health Department.
No appointment is needed to get flu vaccine. Flu shots will be provided during the vaccination clinic. The cost of the flu shot at the health department is $30. Payment can be made in the form of cash, check or credit card. The health department will file insurance claims for flu vaccination for patients with traditional Medicare, TennCare, Community Health Alliance, Cigna private insurance or marketplace plans or BlueCross BlueShield private insurance or marketplace plans (Networks S, P and E). Adults with other private insurance or other marketplace plans will be charged the full amount for vaccine and vaccine administration and given a receipt to file their own claims with their insurance providers. Children through 18 years of age who are uninsured or have private insurance plans that do not cover flu vaccination are eligible to receive flu vaccine with a nominal charge for administration of the vaccine, based on income. Uninsured adults will be charged for the flu vaccine and vaccine administration on a sliding fee scale based on income.


Public Service Announcement:
Nov. 1, 2015 until Jan. 31, 2016.
Coming Soon ....Open Enrollment for affordable Health Care Insurance through the Marketplace.Everyone with Health Insurance through the Marketplace will be required to review their enrollment and make changes as necessary to their applications for the 2016 insurance year. If you don't want to change your coverage you may still want to review your information to be sure you have the full benefit and don't face consequences at income tax time.
Help for this process will be available this year by calling 844-644-5443 to make your appointment.

Alcoholics Anonymous
If you drink alot that's your business. If you want to stop that's ours.
Call 615-653-7914.

Short Mountain Trading Post Winter Clothing Drive
The Trading Post is collecting warm items to distribute to those who are not as fortunate to buy all they need to survive the winter. If you have extra coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves, blankets, boots, toys, etc. please drop them off at The Post
on Thursdays thru Saturdays 11:00 to 5:00. We can also gladly pick up items .
Just call Savannah at: 615-464-7824 This is part of the Feed
America First organization in Woodbury.


Art Center Season Tickets
Go on sale Nov. 2
The Arts Center of Cannon County has set its 2016 season with tickets going on sale Nov. 2. Season Tickets are just $60 for six shows. The 2016 Season features:
Memphis, The Musical- The Tony Award Winning Musical about the birth of rock 'n' roll in the turbulent 1950s.(Rated PG)
Always...Patsy Cline- The musical based on Patsy Cline's true story with 27 classic songs. (Rated PG)
Disney's The Little Mermaid- The all-new full length version based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name. (Rated G)
Rock of Ages- Take a trip back to the 1980s in this rock musical featuring the music of Journey, Whitesnake, Styx, Bon Jovi, and many more. (Rated PG13)
The Odd Couple- Neil Simon's classic buddy comedy. (Rated PG)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang- The new stage musical based on the 1968 film. (Rated G)


Coats for Cannon
Continues through Nov. 16
The Lions Club will be collecting Coats for Cannon through Nov. 16. Donations of new gloves, socks and hats are also requested. The drop-off is located at:
Sue Patrick, CPA office
109 Lester St., Woodbury
From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Call 615-563-1328 if you have questions. Please bring coat sizes children to adults (used or new). We ask that the coats be clean and sized. These coats will be given to anyone in need of a good, warm coat on Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Woodbury Lions Club Building on Lehman Street. If your organization would like to participate, the Lions Club will arrange a pick up. Please help.

Cannon County Senior Citizen Center
Music Night, Friday, Nov. 6
Doors open at 6 p.m. Featuring Rode West. Admission is $5. Soup supper at the Cannon Senior Center 5 to 7 p.m. Soup, bread, drink and dessert $5.

Holiday Marketplace
WestSide Elementary
Saturday, Nov. 7
West Side Elementary PTO is hosting a Holiday Marketplace on Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors and Crafters from all around us will be adorning the gymnasium with some of your favorite products! We will also have food on site. Please join us for a fun day!


Cannon County Historical Society
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Mike West, editor of the Cannon Courier, will be the featured speaker on the topic of Nathan Bedford Forrest's raid on Murfreesboro and his visit to Woodbury during the Civil War. The Historical Society will meet Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cannon County Senior Center, 609 Lehman St. in the small dining area. Enter under the awning.

Mooretown Fire Department
Country Ham Breakfast
Mooretown Volunteer Fire Department & Mooretown Volunteer Fire Aux. Inc. will be having their ham breakfast Saturday Nov. 7 6-10 a.m. at Woodland School, $6 for 5 & up, $4 under 5. Please join us for some great food & fellowship! We will have country ham, Goolsby sausage, eggs, biscuits & gravy. We would love to see you there!

Veterans Day Events
Friday, Nov. 13, Saturday, Nov. 14
The Veterans Day program at Cannon County High School begins at 8:30 and continues through 10:30 a.m. Friday with displays to follow. The Veterans Day Parade is Saturday with line-up beginning at noon and the parade starting at 1 p.m. The line-up starts at the fairgrounds and runs to the Middle Tennessee Electric building in Edgefield.


50th Birthday Party Lisa Denny Choate
Saturday, Nov. 14
The family of Lisa Denny Choate invites you to celebrate Lisa's 50th birthday on Saturday November 14 2015 at the Woodbury First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 2:00 - 4:00pm. Your presence is your gift; RSVP @ 615-563-2858

IGNITE: Christian Music Festival
Sat, Nov. 14 Dillon Park
Free Admission for IGNITE Music Festival 2015. Acts include Root Road, The Persuaded, Change MUSIC, Johnny Newman, Embassy, Joshua Jameson, Mistah Cross, Brian Weaver, Wesley and Whitnew Alexaner, Michael Burt and much more.

Cannon Country Christmas
Friday, Nov. 20 & Saturday, Nov. 21
A big weekend is planned in Woodbury as the Cannon County Country Christmas Merchants Open House. The event opens Friday, Nov. 20 as Santa Claus rides onto the Square in a mule wagon. Downtown stores and shops will be in full holiday finery with special treats for visitors. Door prizes and other special events are still in the planning stage. Watch here for updates.


Volunteer Mentors Needed
for Local TN Promise Students
Cannon County's partnering organization for TN Promise needs 20 local volunteer mentors to work with high school seniors from the Class of 2016.
The time commitment is small, about one hour per month, but the impact is significant as volunteers assist students navigating the college-going process and encourage them to reach their full potential.
For more information about becoming a mentor, visit or contact Graham Thomas at (615) 604-1306 or The deadline to apply is Nov. 20, 2015.

State Library and Archives Hosts Genealogy
Workshop the Saturday after Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving weekend is a time when many of us reconnect with family members and share family stories. At the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA), families can also explore stories of their relatives who lived many years ago.
For the fifth consecutive year, the staff at TSLA is encouraging Tennesseans to visit the library and celebrate 'Family History Day' by learning more about genealogical research on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
The session will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at the TSLA auditorium, and research assistance will be available until 4:30 p.m. TSLA is located at 403 Seventh Avenue North, directly west of the State Capitol building in downtown Nashville. While the workshop is free, reservations are required due to limited seating. To make a reservation, visit

Outdoor Burning Permits
It's again fire season in Tennessee, and the Division of Forestry is reminding everyone in Cannon County that if they intend to do any outdoor burning they are required by state law to obtain a burning permit. The free permits are required October 15th through May 15th and can be obtained by telephone or online. A poorly prepared or unattended burning debris pile can, under the conditions common in autumn, escape control and become a destructive wildfire. The Tennessee Division of Forestry asks everyone to be cautious when doing any outdoor burning.
Before doing any outdoor burning: First call the Division of Forestry for a burning permit at 615-765-7373 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (call on Friday for the weekend) or obtain a permit online at If weather conditions permit you will be issued a burning permit. If the permit is obtained by phone they will also advise you of any weather conditions such as predicted wind, low humidity or other factors which might call for extra precaution.

Red Cross Offers College Scholarships.
This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016. The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded high school and college students to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply around the winter holidays. Blood donations made at high school, university and college blood drives account for as much as 20 percent of blood donations through the Red Cross. Around the winter holidays, when school is not in session, blood donations often decline.
Students who host a drive can be eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and earn a gift card. A total of six scholarships will be awarded to students who host a blood drive collecting 25 blood donations or more. All students who collect at least 25 pints at their


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