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POST EVERLASTING CEREMONY: Each year, American Legion Posts across this great nation recognize the service of their deceased members who have gone on to eternal service in Post Everlasting. This year, Post 279, will recognize the service of our recently deceased Legionnaires during this solemn ceremony on April 17 at 6:30 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center in Woodbury. Our Commander, David J. Faulkner, has made a change on how Post 279 will conduct the Post Everlasting Ceremony for 2018 and beyond. Post 279 will be honoring ALL Veterans in Cannon County who have died in the past year, along with all of our Legionnaires of Post 279. This year we will be honoring the following Veterans: UNITED STATES ARMY: Legionnaire Gid Kenneth Bailiff, Donald Ray Barrett, William Dempsey Bess, Randall Lee Corvin, Fred R. Daniels, Bruce Anthony Eley, Barry Leon Halliburton, Fred Dean Hazel, James Nelson Holden, Otho E. Jones, Billy Kenneth McPeak, Houston Jr. Parker, Eugene Warren Sissom, Jerry Marlon Witty; UNITED STATES AIR FORCE: Alton Alan Beck, Sam William Gaither, Larry Edward Milligan; UNITED STATES NAVY: Jimmy P. Johnson, Ronald C. Johnson; UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS: Charles Lawin Davenport, Wendell G. Mingle. The Hilton Stone American Legion Post 279 in Woodbury, Tennessee, is a Model Post for other Posts to emulate. Post 279 is "SETTING THE PACE."

APRIL 2018

OPEN JAM: The 5th annual James Stembridge and Friends Open Jam featuring bluegrass, country and gospel music will be held on the Public Square in Woodbury on Saturday, April 21 beginning at 10 a.m. Live music starts at 5:30 p.m. Free admission. For additional information call 615-542-8035.

FLAMING IDIOTS: The Arts Center of Cannon County presents Flaming Idiots, written by Tom Rooney, April 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 2:00 p.m. The show is rated PG. Carl and Phil decide that the ladder to success at the post office is missing a few rungs. They know that big money is waiting for people with entrepreneurial spirit and sound business judgment. They have lots of the spirit but little of the judgment and their new gourmet health food restaurant flounders. Zippy's, a popular cross town spot, has been crowded ever since Cy Manamalancia, a notorious mobster, was shot there and that was over twenty years ago. What if someone could get murdered in their restaurant? Flaming Idiots is a contemporary farce which takes place entirely in the restaurant kitchen and requires five doors for slamming. Tickets are $15 with discounts available for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling (615) 563-2787 Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or online at and (subject to availability) at the door one hour prior to show time.

PLANT SALE: Woodbury FFA Plant Sale, April 14th & 21st, 6:30 am - noon at Cannon County High School. Assorted Plants: Ferns, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Fresh tomatoes and peppers, Dahlias, Lantana, Verbena, New Guinea/Regular Impatiens, Gerber Daisies, Coleus, Calla lilies, Geraniums and Much More! If you have any questions call 563-4875.

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY: Ferrell Hollow Farm Senior Horse and Cat Sanctuary in Readyville will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the NEW Memorial Gardens and see the Senior Horses and Cats large and small! Music by Templeton Thompson from 12-2 p.m. Vegan Food and Unique Hand-Crafted Merchandise. Tickets are only $5 and each ticket makes you eligible to win over a dozen prizes including spa packages, movie tickets, and an original Dina D'Argo painting ($950 value) to name a few! Tickets available at the door or on our website. Proceeds benefit the Sanctuary animals. Visit

RUN OF THE TIGERS: East Side School has announced the first annual Run of the Tigers Fun Run/5K. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 rain or shine at 8 a.m. with registration to begin at 7 a.m. at East Side School, 5658 McMinnville Hwy. The run comes with a little twist on the usual run in that participants are asked to dress like a tiger as in tiger ears, tail, stripes, costume etc. If a participant is affiliated with another Cannon County school then they are asked to dress up as their school mascot. All runners and walkers who use a specified form to pre-register will receive and event t-shirt. If registering the day of the event, please arrive by 7 a.m. Pre-registered participants should arrive no later than 7:15 a.m. All proceeds from this event will support our outdoor classroom/pavillion project. The school has submitted a $5,000 grant to the Lowe's Toobox for Education Foundation which should cover about half of the cost of the project. If awarded the grant, it is hoped to have all additional funds raised by May in order to break ground in early June. For more information about the run, or to get a registration form call East Side at 615-563-4196.

QUARTERING MEETING: PARQ (Preserve our Area's Rural Qualities) has scheduled the quarterly meeting for Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Location of the meeting is 1860 Readyville Street, Readyville TN 37149. (Small cabin behind main house.) Come and hear what is going on in your community or inform us
of your interests or concerns. One of the agenda items is the election of vacant Board of Directors' positions. Please call any of the phone numbers or check our website ( as the date approaches to confirm time, place and any weather challenges! 563-2200, 563-8088 or 409-6009. More information about PARQ and upcoming meetings/projects can be found at

will be at the Woodbury Senior Center
Friday, April 20 at 1pm

Representative Boyd
will give updates on STATE legislative business
and listen to Cannon County concerns

CANNON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER music schedule: April 20 ... Ronnie Crownover with Silver Creek Band. Call 615-904-5868 for additional information.

LIBRARY NEWS: Tech Tuesday continues through April
Tuesday, April 10 at 10:00 am--Libby (eBooks) App;
Tuesday, April 10 at 5:30 pm--Spotify and Pandora Apps;
Tuesday, April 17 at 10:00 am--Allrecipes App;
Tuesday, April 24 at 10:00 am--Kroger App;
Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 pm--Facebook App;
• Story Time every Thursday at 10:30. Join us for an hour of reading, play, and crafts help prepare your child for reading and going to school. Children ages 18 months to 5 years of age.
• Maker Space and World Traveler Program. Anytime you are at the library the Maker Space and World Traveler programs are always available. Enjoy doing something new or learning about a different country every month.
Adams Memorial Library, 615-563-5826

CRUISE-IN: Cannon County Chamber of Commerce presents Cruise-In On The Square In Woodbury, sponsored by DTC Communications. Cruise-In Schedule Saturday April 28, 2018-
4 PM to 7:30 PM; Saturday May 26, 2018-
4 PM to 7:30 PM; Saturday June 23, 2018-
4 PM to 7:30 PM; Saturday July 28, 2018-
4 PM to 7:30 PM; Saturday Aug. 25, 2018-
4 PM to 7:30 PM;
September 22, 2018-Color of Fall Car & Truck Show; Saturday Oct. 27, 2018-
-Toy Drive Cruise-In
3 PM to 6 PM
Contact: Carolyn @ Cannon County Chamber of Commerce: 615-563-2222--Email:

MAY 2018

CANNON RUNS FOR CHILDREN: Support child abuse victims and honor the local heroes that help them by partnering with the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center's 2nd Annual Cannon Runs for Children 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 5. The Child Advocacy Center works as a multidisciplinary team with the Warren County Department of Children's Services, Woodbury Police Department, Cannon County Sheriff's Department, and the District Attorney's Office to investigate and prosecute child abuse cases and help children and their families heal from the trauma. The Department of Children's Services protects children. Law enforcement investigates the crime and arrests offenders. The District Attorney's Office aggressively prosecutes perpetrators. The Cannon County Child Advocacy Center helps children and families heal from the trauma of the abuse. Community support is critical to the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center. All program services are provided at no cost to child abuse victims and their families. Eighty percent of the program budget is funded by federal, state, and United Way grants while the remaining 20 percent has to be raised from the Cannon County community through fundraising events like the Cannon Runs for Children 5K Run/Walk. There is still time to support Cannon Runs for Children. Businesses, civic organizations or other groups who want to help child abuse victims may contact the Cannon County Coordinator Cassell Galligan-Davis at 615-653-9915 or Register to run or walk at What: 2nd Annual Cannon Runs for Children 5K Run/Walk. When: Saturday, May 5, 2018 | Registration 6:45 a.m., Speakers 7:15 a.m., Run/Walk 7:30 a.m. Where: Dillion Park, Woodbury, TN. Cost: $25 Runners and Walkers. $15 Students (Age 18 and under). $15 Senior Citizens (Age 65 and older).

TOWN WIDE YARD SALE: Saturday, May 5. Or have a yard sale, bake sale, craft sale at your home, church, business. Renting parking spaces around the courthouse, $10 a space. Contact Lynn at Picket Fence 615-563-1222 or Trish at Iron Pig 615-563-5375. Profits from booth rental around square go to CCCA (Cannon County Community for Animals). Rain date Sat. May 12.

GOOD OLE DAYS: Good Ole Days 2018 will be held May 18 and 19 at the Courthouse Square in Woodbury. For information Contact: Cannon County Senior Center at 615-563-5304 or visit

BULLER AND LEE TO PERFORM: Becky Buller and Nate Lee will perform at Bird Song Studio on Saturday, May 19. In 2016, Becky Buller made bluegrass music history by becoming the first person ever to win in both instrumental and vocal categories at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards. In 2017, Becky and her bluegrass band recorded a video for her new single, "Speakin' To That Mountain," right here at Bird Song Studio. Nate Lee will accompany Becky on May 19th at Bird Song Studio. Nate is an IBMA award-winning instrumentalist and renowned teacher of private lessons and music camps. While attending the Bluegrass & Country Music Program at South Plains College, Nate joined the Alan Munde Gazette. He toured with the band for six years and played fiddle on their second release Made To Last. After moving to Nashville in 2012, Nate toured with Irene Kelley, Town Mountain and the Jim Hurst Trio. Doors open at 7 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30. For ticket information visit Bird Song Studio is located in the church next to the post office.

FOCUS ON FASHION: There is more to fashion than meets the red carpet. Youth in grades 8th-12th are invited to join us as we explore the fashion industry in Nashville, TN. The three day educational event conducted by UT Extension is scheduled for May 29-31st. It will be filled with interesting hands on workshops, fashion focused tours, shopping and fun with friends. Registration fee of $175.00 includes hotel, 6 meals, supplies and admission to events. To register contact UT Extension at 614 Lehman St. Woodbury, TN 37190. Space is limited. The registration deadline is April 10, 2018. If you would like more information, call 615-563-2554.

HEALING FIELD: What has become Murfreesboro's iconic Memorial Day salute will return May 26-28. Continuing an ten-year tradition, the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro will host an inspiring formation of U.S. flags in tribute to our veterans, our military, and our personal heroes Memorial Day weekend.
The Healing Field® Flags of Remembrance will again be held at 265 West Thompson Lane at the First United Methodist Church field. A grassy field posted with hundreds of U.S. flags presents an unforgettable panorama of red, white and blue that has earned the description "healing" as part of its name. The memorial will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 26 and close at 5 p.m. Monday, May 28. Flag sales, which can be dedicated to the memory of a living or deceased veteran, cancer survivor or anyone the buyer would like to recognize, will be made in advance of the event or on the last day after the closing ceremony. Proceeds benefit the youth, community service and Americanism projects of the Noon Exchange Club whose National Project is the Prevention of Child Abuse, including its local outreach through The Family Center. Phone to order flag or sponsor (volunteers needed please): 615-641-0121. Online sales: or

JUNE 2018

SENIOR TRIP: Garden of the Gods, the Royal Gorge & Colorado Springs, 9 days/8 nights,
4 consecutive nights in Colorado, June 2-10, 2018
14 meals included; Final Payment due by 3/26/2018.
For more information contact Cannon County Senior Center 615-563-5304.

SUMMER TRIP: The West Side Travel Group will be touring sites in Washington D.C., New York City and Pennsylvania from June 3 - 8, 2018. The trip will consist of 5 nights and 6 days of sightseeing and fun. Included in the cost will be hotel fee, coach bus transportation, admission cost to attractions and meals. The cost will be approximately $500-$550 more or less depending on the number of people traveling on this trip. All ages are welcome. Get your name on the list early. Contact Kathy Simon - Tour Director cell @ 615-904-5303. Simon has over 20 years experience planning and guiding tour groups. Visit the Facebook page for West Side Travel Group for more information.

JULY 2018

FIREWORKS COMING: The 4th of July Fireworks Celebration will be here soon. The Hilton Stone American Legion Post 279 has the mission of conducting the Fireworks Celebration Event for 2018. It will be another great event for our community and all of Cannon County. There will be live entertainment, plenty of good old down home music, food booths, and fun and games for the children, and of course GREAT FIREWORKS to top off a great day of fun for all. Be sure and put Wednesday, July 4, 2018 on your calendars. More info will be coming out on WBRY and in the Cannon Courier - so stay tuned. Also, if you are a non-profit group and would like to have a food booth during the event, contact Col. Jim Stone at 615-563-6111. We are limited to five booths.


GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS ATTEMPT -- MOST MULES PLOWING SIMULTANEOUSLY: Join the Middle TN Mule Skinners in attempting to break the world record for the most mules plowing at the same time. Event set for Sept. 29 at noon at Grady Jr and Carol George Farm at 2362 Short Mountain Rd., Woodbury, TN. Event coordinatord are Danny Vaughn (931-261-6853) and Grady George Jr. (615-849-6867). To register visit


SOLID WASTE CENTER HOURS: The Current Hours of Operation at the Cannon County Convenience Center: CLOSED Sunday & Wednesday. Open
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Only household waste will be accepted at the Convenience Center. There will no longer be any building materials accepted or cardboard pickup provided. Please make note of any changes.

Centertown United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall,
335 W. Green Hill Rd, Centertown, Tn
6p-8:30pm -- 2nd Sunday each month. Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and singing voices. The Gospel Jam is open to any acoustic musician at any level of expertise. Join us ! All are welcome. Contact Tommy Gilley 931-607-9716 or view event information at

FREE: Discover Bible Series, P.O. Box 290, Woodbury, TN 37190. Write to request the series or for more information.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Celebrate Recovery from hurts, habits and hang-ups meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: If you drink alot that's your business. If you want to stop that's ours. Meetings are on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. at Stones River Hospital Cafeteria. Sunday evening and Wednesday evening meetings are at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Call 615-684-5406.

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