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A benefit concert for CJ Hatfield has been scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Events at East 96, 9901 Lascassas Pike in Lascassas.

Admission is $10 per person and includes barbecue dinner and live entertainment. Homemade desserts are available for $2. A silent auction is planned for 5 to 7 p.m.

CJ is a Cannon County High Schoolstudent and an active member of the cross country team. He was seriously injured in an Aug. 3 auto  accident. Monetary gifts can be made at Pinnacle Banking in the “CJ Hatfield Benefit” account. Visit Facebook, “Run on, CJ” for updates.



Start cleaning out your closets!!! November 2012 will be the 2nd annual “Soles4Souls” shoe drive. Soles 4 Souls collects new and used shoes and gives to those in need all over the world. They have donated over 15 million pairs of shoes to people in need.

Last year,Cannon Countydonated over 600 pairs of shoes and we hope to exceed that number this year. All county schools and the co urthouse will have a drop off box during the entire month of November. Please make sure your shoes are bound together by the shoelaces or rubber bands.

Contact Diane Hickman at the County Executive’s office with any questions at 563-2320.



   Join the CCHS Baseball team for Sunday dinner, Oct. 28 at CCHS Cafeteria. Proceeds will help pay for new uniforms, equipment and field improvements.

  The meal includes chicken and dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, roll and drink. The price is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Dessert is $1 extra.



Woodbury Lions Club will collect coats for Cannon County during the entire month of October.

Please bring clean or new coats sized for children to adults. Put them on hangers if possible.

These coats will be given to anyone in need of a good, warm coat on Nov. 10 at the Woodbury Lions Club Building on Lehman Street. If your organization would like to participate, the Lions Club will arrange a pick up.

The drop off is at Sue Patrick’s CPA Office, 109 Lester St., Woodbury, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday



            Come dressed in your halloween best and participate in the first ever Monster Dash, a 5K fun run/walk on Oct. 27, 2012 to benefit the Cannon County High School Basketball Boosters.

            The run will begin at 8 a.m. at the Cannon Community Church at 209 Woodbury Hwy., Woodbury. Register in advance, or the day of the event. The first 75 registered participants receive a T-shirt and goody bag. Registration is $30, with teams of 5 receiving a $5 per person discount.

            For more information, email


The Auburntown Lions Club holds a fish fry the first Saturday of each month. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Auburntown Community Center.




Representative Mark Pody will be meeting every third Friday at the Cannon County Senior Center from 1:00p.m. until 2:30p.m. Anyone that needs to talk to him is welcomed.



  The2012 Countywide Rescue Fund Driveis now under way.

   Some of the squad’s tools are approaching 30 years of service and are in need of replacement. For as little as 10 cents per day ($35) you can make a difference.

  Donate on line at or mail your donation to Cannon County Rescue Squad,618 Lehman Street,Woodbury,TN37190. For or more information, contact Capt. Michael Underhill, 615-904-5002 or Tim Bell, unit director, 615-894-2730.



  Unhappy about your weight? Want to look spectacular by Christmas? The good news is you can have help reaching your goals. The Woodbury group of Weight Watchers will be starting a new ten week series on Thursday, Oct. 25 that will run through Jan. 10.  

  The cost for all this is $125 for new members, $120 for renewing members, and $110 for Lifetime Members who are two pounds or more over their goal weight. (It is always free for Lifetime Members at goal.) The tuition may be split into two checks, each for half the total amount, one dated Oct. 25 and the second one dated Nov. 26. Both checks need to be turned in at the same time but the second one will not be cashed until the November  date. 

  Weight Watchers in Woodbury meets weekly at 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays in the community room of the UT Agricultural Extension Office, across from the Senior Citizen Center, at614 Lehman St. It begins each time with a confidential weigh-in at 4:45 p.m., followed by a meeting lasting approximately 30 minutes.



Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. at theWoodbury Church of Christ. Chili, hot dogs and drinks will be served. Inflatables, games and a fun "house" are planned. Call 563-2119 with questions



The descendants of Tolbert and Rhoda Cope Gilley will have a reunion Saturday, October 27 at the old Pleasant View School building.

There will be a covered dish lunch about 12 noon. Doors will be open at 10 a.m. Come and enjoy the day with us.


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