Nuts Are At Local UCHRA Office
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UCHRA’s Nutrition Program Specialist Holly Montooth and Field Services/Elderly Nutrition Director Linda Tramel show off the brochure for the Elderly Nutrition Fundraiser.
Although no offerings of chestnuts for roasting on an open fire, Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s (UCHRA) Nutrition Program for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities is offering a variety of nuts for sale as a fundraising effort.

Available in one pound bags and ranging in price from $6.50-8.00, these delicious delicacies’ will brighten any table or holiday festivity one has in mind.

The bags of pecans and walnuts are also good for holiday recipes or right out of the bag.

With the list of thirteen different choices, one should be able to find their favorite nut and will know the purchase helped someone receive a nutritious meal.

The Nutrition Program for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities serve congregate meals in Senior Citizens Centers in all 14 Upper Cumberland counties to person 60 years of age and over. They also serve home delivered meals to client’s places of residence 5 to 7 times a week depending on the client’s plan of care.

“This is an extremely heart-warming program for UCHRA,” said Phyllis Bennett, Executive Director for the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, “the looks on our client’s faces are all we need to see to know the program is a success.”

Available for purchase are: Mammoth pecan halves, Large pecan pieces, Walnut halves and pieces, Whole jumbo cashews (roasted and salted), Natural pistachios in-the-shell, Praline pecan halves, deluxe mixed nuts, Gourmet chocolate covered raisins, Chocolate Amaretto pecans, Chocolate almond, Chocolate peanuts, white chocolate pecans, and dark chocolate pecans.

To place an order, call your local UCHRA county office. The Cannon County UCHRA Office is located at 301 West Main Street, Adams Memorial Building, Room 302, 615-563-2916.

Orders need to be in by October 25th to ensure delivery before the holidays.  For more information call the UCHRA central office at 931-528-1127.
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Members Opinions:
October 13, 2010 at 6:39am
Serving 164,000 over 14 counties, UCHRA with its $33 million budget could be hard pressed for funds should Republicans/Tea Party gain control of House and Senate.
If you want to see your tax dollars continue to assist people in need then vote for Carter, Bone and McDonald.
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October 13, 2010 at 6:58am
Could it not also be that the 164,000 figure represents the total number of people living in those 14 counties, a majority of whom will never seek any type of services or assistance from UCHRA? Could it not also be the case that it is possible to assist people in need by letting them keep their tax dollars, rather than using the government as a pass through?
October 13, 2010 at 9:09am
Kevin: Do you really believe the "milk of human kindness" will dribble down those in need when Congress, if under Tea Party/Republicans, who have in every pronouncement said they would slash government programs from Unemployment Comp, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Healthcare Act, to Food Stamps? And those are just starters.

I lack the faith in mankind that you do and recall Hoovervilles far too vividly!

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October 13, 2010 at 9:22am
Do you really believe that government needs all the money that it takes and spends? Do you believe there is no waste? Do you believe that every person who receives government assistance is truly needy and deserving? Do you believe that receiving food stamps is better than having a job? Do you believe that receiving extended unemployment compensation discourages people from looking for a job?
October 13, 2010 at 11:46am
Do you really believe that government needs all the money that it takes and spends?

No

Do you believe there is no waste?

No

Do you believe that every person who receives government assistance is truly needy and deserving?

No

Do you believe that receiving food stamps is better than having a job?

No

Do you believe that receiving extended unemployment compensation discourages people from looking for a job?

Yes--for some

Do I believe in cutting off or reducing all welfare programs just because some abuse the system?

No

Do I believe in auditing all programs to insure the needs are there before the check is run?

Yes

Do I believe in helping those in need at the expense of fattening the wallets of the oil companies, drug companies, wall street bankers, farmers feeding at the trough, defense contractors and on and on?

Yes
October 13, 2010 at 12:32pm
The Woodbury LIONS Club as a major money maling project have been selling nuts for many years. It is a shame that some government agency is now trying to take this away from the local club... Please do not purchase nuts from this government agency. LIONS cLUB nUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON oCT. 18TH OR SOON THEREAFTER.
October 14, 2010 at 8:03am
I agree that one organization should investigate what the others are doing in the way of fundraising,and try OTHER means of fundraising, when another organization has been using that idea for YEARS. Competition is good for BUSINESS,but not necessarily good for fundraising. Also I see "insane political rambling" which is way off topic,has been allowed to INFECT this story too. I wonder if this is the same "daily reader" who claims to have taken over "the wire",but like those who take Viagra,seems to have problems getting it "up and running".Sorry if I'm wrong,but this person sure does love to editorialize about politics no matter what the topic.Perhaps next he will introduce the concept of
'insane political rambling' to the OBITUARIES.Not trying to make a personal attack here,but people are TIRING of those who seem to want to make every topic here POLITICAL.But then in retrospect,his rambling may be appropriate here. After all,the topic is about "NUTS".

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