Events taking place in Cannon County this week include early voting for the August 5 County General Election and the kickoff of the new Agriculture Livestock Pavilion at Cannon County High School.
Going into Monday roughly 10 percent of Cannon County's registered voters had taken advantage of the early voting period. The Election Office in the Adams Office Building on West Main Street will continue to hold early voting through Saturday, July 31.
Early voting times this week are from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Thursday's early voting time will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Remember to bring you voter registration card and/or other forms of identification with you when you go to vote.
4-H Babysitting Course Tuesday
Need some extra cash? Have you ever considered babysitting but didn't know how to get started?
Join us for the 4-H Babysitting Course that will be Tuesday, July 27 at the UT Extension, Cannon County Office beginning at 9:30 a.m. with graduation at 4:00 that day.
Participants will have fun while learning about child development, safety and first aid with children.
This is an ideal program for older brothers and sisters, as well as those who would like to make some money babysitting.
The cost for the class is $25. The fee includes the babysitting course manual, a babysitter's magic bag, a first aid kit, and business cards.
Contact the UT Extension, Cannon County Office at 615-563-2554 to register for the class. Class size is limited due to the hands-on projects we will be completing.
Preserve Our Area's Rural Qualities
PARQ (Preserve our Area's Rural Qualities) will be holding their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. at 373 Old Woodbury Pike, Readyville. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served. Come and hear what is going on in your community or inform us of one of your interests. If you are considering attending, please call 409-6009 or 563-8088 to confirm date and place.
Medicare Information Available Wednesday
MEDICARE HELP: SHIP/SMP representatives from the UCDD/AAAD will be at Rite Aid on July 28th from 9:30am to 1:00pm. We will be laminating Medicare cards, answering Medicare question, and screening people with low incomes and limited assets for extra help with their Part B premium and Part D deductibles. Call the TN SHIP info line at 1-877-801-0044.
Agriculture Livestock Pavilion Kick-off
The Woodbury FFA would like to cordially invite you to the Agriculture Livestock Pavilion kick-off celebration on July 29, 2010. The celebration will be from 5:30 to 7:30 and will be held at CCHS Agriculture Department. Food will be provided. Commissioner of Agriculture, Ken Givens, and Representative Stratton Bone will give remarks and help dedicate the site for the facility. Once again, please join us for this celebration and help show support for this project.
Marie Bumpas Benefit Saturday
On Saturday, July 31, a benefit barbecue supper and auction will be held at West Side Elementary School. Proceeds from the event will help Marie Bumpas with medical expeses. She suffers from Stage III ovarian cancer and has no income or medical insurance.
The supper will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Entertainment by local musical groups will be held in the gymnasium during the meal hours. Following the supper, the auction of donation items will begin at 6:00 p.m.
At 8:00 p.m. Greg Mitchell and his band will be performing.
Admission to the supper will be $7.00 adult, $4.00 child 8 and under. Carry outs will be available. Advance tickets may be purchased. Make plans now to attend this worthy cause to help a fellow Cannon County citizen.
If you would like to donate a dessert or any other item for the auction or need additional information, contact Kim Nichols at 765-7267, Linda Jernigan at 563-4396, Sandy Johnson at 615-653-8101 or Donna Reed at 563-5434. If you're unable to attend this event, monetary donations can be made at Regions Bank.