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Free Adult Education Classes
Did you know that there are 92,000 jobs available in Tennessee if you have a high school diploma or high school equivalency?
Why not make the first step to change your life forever?
Registration and Orientation is any Monday at 9:00 a.m. or any Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Cannon County Adult Education, 301 West Main Street, Woodbury.
Day and night classes are available. Day Classes: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Night classes: Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
For more information, call 615-563-7323. Let us help you make a difference in your life!
Flu Shots Available
Cannon County Health Department
Flu season is here, with seasonal influenza cases now reported across Tennessee. The Cannon County Health Department is working to protect the entire community by providing free flu vaccinations to area residents until vaccine supplies are depleted. Appointments must be made to receive flu vaccine, and are now being scheduled at the clinic.
"Vaccination is the best protection against the flu, and the Cannon County Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health and the CDC recommend that everyone six months of age and older get a flu vaccine every year," said Andrea Fox, Health Department County Director. "It takes about two weeks to be protected after you get the flu vaccine, so we want everyone who hasn't had their flu shot to get one right away." Flu shots will be provided at no charge to patients. Both adults and children may receive flu vaccine at the clinic. Please call the Cannon County Health Department at (615-563-4243) today to book your appointment. The clinic is located at 301 West Main Street, Woodbury and open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
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 6pm. 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.
Thirty Minutes Health Talks
Cannon County Chiropractic
Tuesday, January 20 5:30-6:00
Dr. Trea Wessel of the Cannon County Chiropractic will be giving health talks on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:00 p.m.
The topic for January 20 is Strokes. Fibromyalgia will be discussed on February 3. Diabetes is slated for February 17 and headaches will be discussed on March 3.
Cannon County Chiropractic is located at 824 McMinnville Highway in Woodbury. Email: or search Phone is 615-563-3320.

Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance?
For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Developments District toll free at 1-877-275-8233. Adult relative support group meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, from 2:00-3:00pm, at the Cannon Cnty Head Start, 630 West Lehman Street, Woodbury, TN 37190. For housing assistance while caring for minor child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.

Master Gardner Class
Begins Tuesday, Jan. 20
The Cannon/Warren Master Gardener Class is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 20. This intensive 36-hour home horticulture course will be held in 12 3-hour sessions With topics including soils and fertility; botany; vegetables; fruit trees; shrubs; ornamentals; insects & disease; pesticides; lawn maintenance; composting; irrigation; landscaping.
The classes will begin at 6 p.m. and held in the McMinnville at the Warren County Administrative Building located on 201 Locust Street. The cost of the program is $100 and couples can attend for $125. Participants will receive an 859-page Master Gardener Handbook as well as a wealth of information during the series of classes. If you would like to participate in this year's class, please contact the Cannon County Extension to register: (615) 563-2554.
PARQ sets meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 20
PARQ (Preserve our Area's Rural Qualities) has tentatively scheduled the quarterly meeting for Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Time and place to be determined.
Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served! There is a lot going on right now in our community. Come and talk about one of your interests/concerns; hear about what PARQ is doing! If you are interested in attending please call to confirm time, place and, of course, possible weather challenges! 563-2200 or 563-8088.

Health Care Insurance
Saturday, Jan. 24
On Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. till 4.p.m. The Tennessee Health Care Campaign for the Upper Cumberland in colaboration with Family and Children's Service Nashville will provide a Health Care Insurance Enrollment Event at the Putnam County Library at 50 East Broad Street, Cookeville, TN. Call the THCC of the UC office at (931) 528-8422 or use the Connector line (844) 644-5443 for an appointment.

Chamber of Commerce and IDB Banquet
Thursday, January 25, 6:00 p.m.
at The Arts Center
The Cannon County Chamber of Commerce and The Cannon County Industrial Development Board will hold a banquet on Thursday January 22, 2015, at The Arts Center beginning at 6:00 P.M.
Chamber Members as well as Cannon County Industry plus County and City officials have been invited to attend the mix and mingle event, enjoy the array of food catered by The Blue Porch Restaurant and find out what the Chamber and the IDB have been doing.
Please RSVP by Tuesday January 20, 2015 to The Chamber of Commerce at 615-563-2222 or Email
Ponder Anew
Sunday, Jan. 25 from 2-4:30 p.m.
Arts Center of Cannon County
The Arts Center of Cannon County presents PONDER ANEW, a WWII Warrior's Story. A story of war, survival and grace from the memoir of Lt. Herschel Ponder, adapted and performed by Carol Ponder and Robert Keifer. Ponder Anew isn't just about WWII, it's about going to war and coming home again. Contact the Arts Center at 615-563-2787 for further information.

Music Night at the Senior Center
Friday, Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m.
Music Night will be held at the Senior Center Friday, February 6 beginning at 7:00 p.m. with Hands of Time featuring David Travis. Admission is $5.00.
Bonnaroo Works Applications
Close March 15
The Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF), the charitable arm of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, is accepting online applications for the 2015 grant cycle beginning today. The Fund gives back to communities that need it the most by awarding funding to arts, education and environmental nonprofits. Those interested should visit for more information or apply directly online at The deadline is March 15, 2015, and grants will be announced in May 2015.
"It's that exciting time again," said Nina Miller, BWF executive director. "We encourage qualifying non-profits to share their goals and needs, and we look forward to making a significant impact on those that are the best fit for the Bonnaroo Works Fund." Established in 2009, BWF supports arts, education and environmental nonprofit organizations at the local, regional and national level with an emphasis on local reinvestment. Since the inception of Bonnaroo, more than $7 million has been awarded to worthy causes.
Two dollars from every Bonnaroo ticket supports BWF. The fund is also bolstered by 100 percent of the entry fees from the Bonnaroo 5K Run, the Soundwaves initiative, and proceeds from silent auctions held throughout the year. Bonnaroo supporters also contribute online and volunteer their time for special projects before and after the festival.
Bonnaroo Works Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a component of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (, a Tennessee-based community foundation working to bring good people and good causes together by ensuring the excellent stewardship of lasting charitable funds and the wise investment of grants.


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