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Angels available for Christmas
It's Angel Tree time. Angels are available at FirstBank, First National Bank, Regions Bank and Dollar General. Please go by and pick up one of the many Angels. Money can also be donated at First Bank. For more info, call 464-5555.
The Way of Hope needs your help
December 12 deadline
The Way of Hope is an Outreach Ministry for homeless women and children in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. They are in need of some personal care items, and with the holiday season approaching, we want to have a personal care item drive to help out and give back to the community!
There are currently about 50 women and 15 children in the ministry right now, and we would like to get together a gift bag for each mom and child. There are two ways you can help. You can either donate money directly to the fun, or you can purchase these items to be donated. All donations are for putting together the gift bags for the ministry! We will be taking donations until December 12.
Items needed for women: Shampoo and conditioner, razors, shaving cream, body lotion, body soap, toothbrush, and toothpaste.
Items needed for children: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, brush or comb, and body soap.
For donation questions please call Lacey Buchanan at (615) 542-0654 or Brittany Stluka at (615) 653-5541. Send donations to P.O. Box #223 Woodbury, TN 37190.
Items can be dropped off at the Cannon Courier, 113 West Main Street, across the street from The Scoreboard and next door to FirstBank.
Wildwood Christmas Tree Farm
Trees, wreaths, gift shop, kids craft room
Wildwood Christmas Tree Farm located at 286 La Paloma Rd. (Auburntown Rd.) will open with a large selection of live Christmas trees and wreaths plus hay rides, gift shop, kids craft room, tree house play area and much more. Enjoy free hot chocolate and coffee and fresh popcorn. Contact 615-464-2472 for information or visit www.wildwoodchristmastreefarm.com
Christian Men's Group
The Christian Men's Group is collecting food for needy families this Christmas season. This group meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Cannon Community Church and is comprised of men from across the community from different denominations. We have set a goal to feed 100 families. Without the help of the community this will not be possible. We are asking for donations of food or money.
If you want to donate non perishable items you may take them to The Old Feed Store at 310 Water Street or Antiques and More located at 101 North Cannon Street. For monetary donations please make checks payable to Christian Men's Group.
Country Music Jam Session
Pocahontas Community Center
1st and 3rd Fridays
A country music jam sessions is set for the first and third Fridays of each month at the Pocahontas Community Center, 1441 Pocahontas Road, Morrison. Musicians sign up at 5:30 and the music starts at 6pm. Open to the public, spectators and dancers are welcome. Admission is free. For more info call Ray at 615-765-7835 or John 931-588-1229.
Books Needed for American Legion to donate to Fisher House
American Legion Auxiliary is in need of books to donate to the Fisher House which is a rehabilitation home for our local wounded veterans.
We need spiritual, children's, teens and mature reading material. Please contact Rita Cook at 615-542-0396 or MsZoro59@gmail.com to pick up.
Flu Shots Available
Cannon County Health Department
Flu shots are available at the Cannon County Health Department. Call for appointment at 563-4243.
Ladies Auxiliary Cookbooks
Ladies Auxiliary Cookbooks are still available for Christmas gift giving. This cookboook offers several 100+ year old recipes that would make wonderful anytime gifts for all of the special people in your life. They would also be appreciated I am sure for the new bride in your families. These cookbooks are a gift that keeps on giving each time the recipient opens to find a new favorite.
They are $15 each and can be mailed for $18 anywhere in the US.
Make and mail check to: Hilton Stone, Ladies Auxiliary, Unit 279, P.O. Box 423, Attn: Rita Cook, Woodbury, Tn. 37190.
The Great Healthcare Sign-Up
Saturday, Dec. 13
The Community Wellness Clinic is hosting a healthcare sign-up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 89 Mears Dr. in Woodbury. Friendly staff will be there to help you find health insurance that is available to you. Using a three-step process, you will learn about the Marketplace, your insurance choices, and if you choose, we will help you with enrollment. You need to bring:
* Last year's tax return
* Your social security number
* And your birthdate.
How will you be helped?
Clinic workers will help you learn if you qualify for lower out-of-pocket costs and if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage.
You will be helped to explore every qualified healthcare plan in your area, all in easy to understand language
You will be assisted in the enrollment process every step of the way.
Music Night at the Senior Center
Friday, Dec. 19
Featuring: John Blankenship & Friends at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.
Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular
This holiday sequel to the hugely popular show, The Honky Tonk Angels continues the comic escapades of three good ole country gals as they re-unite for a Christmas show like none other at "The Hillbilly Heaven Club" in Nashville. There are many surprising twists and turns in this musical comedy revue, including a gospel soul sister who also happens to be a psychic manicurist. Songs include a Motown Christmas medley, country classics like Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton and comedy hits such as Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. Directed by Matt Smith, this show features Arts Center favorites Mary Ellen Smith, Stephanie Sarsfield, Anna Flatt, and Jessica Hunter.
Performance dates are Dec. 12, 13, & 14. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner, drink, dessert and the show. The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular is sponsored by Smith Funeral Home. Performances: For Friday and Saturday performances, dinner starts at 6:30 with the show beginning at 7:30. For Sunday performances, dinner starts at 1 p.m. and the show begins at 2 p.m. To make reservations call 615-563-2787 or online at artscenterofcc.com.
Thursday, December 11
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Cannon County, Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Cannon County Community Center located at the Fairgrounds.
Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.
Cannon County Senior Center Christmas Gala
Friday, Dec. 12
The Cannon County Senior Center is hosting their annual Christmas Gala on Friday night, December 12, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Center 609 Lehman Street in Woodbury. Contact the Senior Center at (615) 563-5304 for information.
Santa Visits Adams Library
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Adams Memorial Library will be hosting Mr. and Mrs. S. Claus for an evening of fun and festivities on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to take out your red crayon and mark your calendars. Refreshments will be served in the Jennings Community Room. All ages are welcome. Bring your cameras for pictures.
Books make a wonderful Christmas gift
Cannon County, TN - A Pictorial History
History of Cannon County, TN R Mason
History of Cannon County Schools
Reprint - History of Woodbury and Cannon County, TN by Sterling Spurlock Brown
Cannon County, TN High Sheriffs 1836 - 2014
Prater, TN - The Life and Death of a Community
I've seen everything but money by Beecher Bowen (1910-1975)
Auburn High School, A Pictorial History 1922-1977
The Tenpennys of Cannon County
Poetry by Beecher Bowen
Poetry Valedictory Speech - High School by Beecher Bowen 1910-2002 Easay - Uncle Dave Macon
Copies of Obituaries from Cannon Courier
1934-1935-1936-1937-1938-1939-1940-1941-1942-1943-1944-1945-1946-1947-1951-1956-2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Special Orders on Request