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UCHRA recertification
Began Jan. 2
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency would like to remind those who receive assistance through the Temporary Emergency Food Assis-tance Program, known as Commodities; it is time for recertification of their commodities card. With 2013 deliveries right around the corner, it is very important for recipients to recertify their commodity card with their local county offices prior to the first pick-up date.
Recertification date began Jan. 2.
If you think you or someone you know qualifies for this program, please contact the UCHRA office in your county for more information.
The UCHRA county telephone: Cannon County 615-563-2916

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Public Meeting
Highway 70S Four Lane Project
Thursday, Jan. 23
The meeting will include local and state officials and will be held at 5 p.m. in the
Cannon County Court-house


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Looking Back
Friday, Jan. 24
Cannon County residents are urged to bring any original Civil War items to Adams Memorial Library from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The items will be either scanned for photographed for inclusion in a statewide exhibit by the Tennessee State Library.

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Home Schooling
Tuesday, Jan. 28
On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at 2:30 in the afternoon, a fledging group of home school parents and children will gather in the downstairs meeting room of the Adams Memorial Library. This is the first meeting for this group and it's going to be very informal. Come as you are. Bring food, drink, children, but no pets. Or leave food, drink and children at home with the pets.

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Trading Post,
Starting in January
The Short Mountain Trading Post will have a huge after holiday sale with 20% to 75% off merchandise throughout the barn. Bundle up and join us for a fun shopping spree throughout January. Bring your camera for unique holiday pictures. Open Thursday thru Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Cannon Arts Dance Studio Recital
The Cannon Arts Dance Studio will hold a recital in the form of a USO show paying tribute to the WWII era on Saturday, January 25 at the Arts Center. All veterans are are invited to this patriotic salute which will be held at the Arts Center. Tickets are on sale online at artscenterofcc.com or can be purchased at the door the day of the recital. For more information, call Cannon Arts Dance Studio at 615-563-9122 or

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1st Annual Rook Tournament
Sunday, Jan. 25
The Cannon County Rescue Squad will be hosting their first annual Rook Tournament, fundraiser and silent auction on Saturday, January 25 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Woodbury Lion’s Club building. Cost is $10.00 per person.
Refreshments and finger foods will be provided. Players are asked to bring a dessert.
180 points per hand and single elimination.
Visit our website for official tournament rules.
For information, please call 615-849-2730 or email ROOK@CannonCountyRescue.com. Click on “Our Fundraising” for more details.
Come out and have fun while supporting your local volunteer Rescue Squad.


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Church Supper,
Saturday, Jan. 25
Clear Fork United Meth-odist Church, Big Hill Road in Gassaway will hold a church supper from 3 to 7 p.m. featuring catfish or chicken tenders, choice of pinto, white or green beans, hush puppies, cabbage slaw or veggie salad, french fries, dessert and drink.


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Silversneaker Class
In Janurary
The Senior Center will offer the Silversneaker Classic Class on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. The exercise room will also be open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is to provide an exercise option for our many “60+” people in the community who are still working. The class is also available for members who can’t attend some days due to other commitments. Please help us spread the word about this new concept at the Senior Center and help make it a success.


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Woodbury Autism Support meeting
The Woodbury Autism Support group will hold its first meeting on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stones River Hospital board room. If you have a relative or friend with autism or on the autism spectru, join us to learn and share. Call Al at 563-9206 or Terri at 563-9449 for more information.

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Rutherford, Cannon County United Way,
March 4, 2014
The United Way will hold its 2014 Community Celebration from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Embassy Suites, Murfrees-boro

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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 meetings are held, every 4th Wednesday of each month, from 3:30 - 4:30AM at Fiddler's Annex on 125 Fiddler's Drive, Smithville, TN.
For housing assistance while caring for minor child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.

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