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MAY 2018

206 BIRTHDAY: Sunday Drive is coming to Woodbury! This award-winning trio is known for their family harmony, warm, smooth voices and humor. They are coming for an exciting musical event on May 20 at the First United Methodist Church. This event will include the celebration of the birthday of the Church at Pentecost, the church's 206th birthday, and a covered dish luncheon for everyone. Jeff Treece, Misty Treece, and Dusty Treece make up this award-winning trio. Their God-given talent has garnered them numerous awards including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and many others. Sunday Drive has a unique ability to communicate through song and humor creating an experience you won't forget. This concert will begin at10:57 am. To acquire additional information regarding this exciting musical event, call 615-563-2135. Make plans now to join Sunday Drive at the First United Methodist Church Woodbury, located at 502 W. High St. on May 20th for an awesome event filled with a life changing message.

GOOD OLE DAYS: Good Ole Days 2018 will be held May 18 and 19 at the Courthouse Square in Woodbury. One of the highlights of this year's event will be the Middle Tennessee Mule Skinners Mule Show at the Cannon County Fairgrounds on May 19. On May 18 events kick off with school events at Dillon Park and the opening event on May 19 is the Cannon Ball Run. The parade starts at noon on May 19 with lineup starting at Middle Tennessee Electric at 11 a.m. For information Contact: Cannon County Senior Center at 615-563-5304 or visit

BLOOD DRIVE: The next Red Cross Blood Drive on May 17, 2018, will feature prizes, drawings, gifts from Cannon county businesses because it Donor Appreciation month. One drawing will feature a $100 cash prize donated by Woodbury Lions Club. The Woodbury Lions is hosting the drive at its building located on the corner of West Adams St. Hours to donate is 12 noon until 6 p.m. Many thanks to the 59 donors at the March drive. Thanks to all the volunteers. A Rapid Passes to save you time in donating is available at pass. One way to schedule an appointment is to go to same web site an use code Woodbury019. Please donate because your blood donation could save some ones life. For more information, phone John Basinger at 615-904-5966, Lions Club Member and coordinator.

DEMOCRATS TO MEET: The Cannon County Democratic Party will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:30 Bird Song Studio. Bird Song Studio is located at 213 W. High Street, which is next to the Post Office. Any democrats are welcome to attend. For more information you may call Nancy Coomes at 615-563-5665.

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.

GILLEY HILL CEMETERY: Saturday, May 26 is the annual business meeting at Gilley Hill Cemetery Community Center at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 27 is Decoration Day. Church service will be at 11 a.m., then pot luck dinner at noon. We have the new cookbooks. If you have any questions call either Terry Burks 615-840-6297, Wilma Spry 615-765-5429 or Bettye Harris 615-765-7241.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: 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. A support group meeting will be held for relatives that are caring for relative children during the month of May, 2018. Please contact Melissa Allison at 931-476-4127, if you are interested in attending this meeting. For housing assistance while caring for minor child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.

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

HEALTH COUNCIL MEETING: The Cannon County Health Council will meet at noon on May 3, 2018 in the board room of St. Thomas Stones River Hospital.
JUNE 2018

GASSAWAY HOMECOMING: The annual Gassaway Homecoming is set for Saturday, June 2. Ham Breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. Entertainment all day. Parade at 1 p.m. Giveaways during the day. Fish Supper from 4 to 7 p.m.
For more information contact Karen Ashford at 615-563-4183.

60TH REUNION: The 1958 Woodbury Central High School 60th Class Reunion will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Cannon County Senior Center at 609 Lehman St. from 10 a.m. to 2p.m.

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.

DECORATION DAY: The annual Decoration Day for Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County will be Sunday, June 3rd. Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church will also have their annual Homecoming Day. Sunday School begins at 10:00 and worship at 11:00 with lunch at noon. Everyone is invited. Please make plans to attend.
Your support is needed so the cemetery can be properly maintained and kept looking good. You may mail donations to: Robert Joins, Treasurer, 846 Luttrell Avenue, Smithville, TN 37166; Ernie Winchester, President, 1070 Tabernacle Road, Smithville, TN 37166; or Melissa Ferrell, ViceMPresident, 8001 Short Mountain Road, Woodbury, TN 37190.

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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