The Cannon Blast 3-9-2016

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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 6 p.m. 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.


Celebrate Recovery
For hurts, habits and hang-ups. Every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church.
Contact: Hunter Hay 615-542-2132

Community Dinner
Sycamore Baptist Church
Sycamore Baptist, 7165 Sycamore Creek Road, will hold a community dinner the first Wednesday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations accepted with the funds going for a new church building.


Alcoholics Anonymous
If you drink alot that's your business. If you want to stop that's ours.
Call 615-653-7914.


Flags for Sale
The American Legion Post 279 in Woodbury is selling flags and
accessories. The monies raised from the sale of these flags goes 100% back to our Community, our Youth and our Veterans, in Cannon County. This is an on-going project. We have available an assortment of all sizes and all types of flags - United States Flags, State Flags, Military Service Flags; and all sizes of flag poles.
The United States Flag 3'x 5' nylon is $25 (best price
anywhere). This is our most popular flag. The United States Flag 4"x 6" is .50 each or $5 a dozen for special occasions. The military services/branches flags are $30 each. For that special display. We can get you any State Flag, different size flags and different
size flag poles, (small house flag poles to large business flag poles.) WE ALSO HAVE INDOOR FLAG SETS. FLAGS FOR ALL OCASSIONS. If you need to make a special order, call and we have a catalogue available to make your selections.
CHARLIE HARRELL 615-542-1289, OR JIM STONE 615-563-6111, OR BRENT BUSH
615-563-2691, OR BRITT KNOX 615-904-5644, OR PENNY DANIELS 615-563-6729.
We will be glad to take your order, deliver your order, and all with a
smile and a big thank you, for Supporting the American Legion Post 279,


Art Center Season Tickets
The Arts Center of Cannon County has set its 2016 season with tickets going on sale Nov. 2. Season Tickets are just $60 for six shows. The 2016 Season features:
Memphis, The Musical- The Tony Award Winning Musical about the birth of rock 'n' roll in the turbulent 1950s.(Rated PG)
Always...Patsy Cline- The musical based on Patsy Cline's true story with 27 classic songs. (Rated PG)
Disney's The Little Mermaid- The all-new full length version based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name. (Rated G)
Rock of Ages- Take a trip back to the 1980s in this rock musical featuring the music of Journey, Whitesnake, Styx, Bon Jovi, and many more. (Rated PG13)
The Odd Couple- Neil Simon's classic buddy comedy. (Rated PG)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang- The new stage musical based on the 1968 film. (Rated G)


Looking for a fun trip during Spring Break?
Join the West Side Travel Group as they travel to Washington D.C. During Cherry Blossom Time. March 28 -- April 1. "The West Side Travel Group" will be touring sites in Washington D.C. See the sites of DC with a guided tour through the Capital Building and Arlington Cemetery. Travel by comfortable Coach Bus. Included in the cost will be hotel fee with free hot breakfast, coach bus transportation, one dinner meal and admission cost to attractions and sights. The cost will be approximately $375.00 more or less depending on the number of people traveling on this trip. Tour Director Kathy Simon has over 20 years experience in directing and organizing tour group. West Side Travel Group is located in Woodbury. Get your name on the list. Contact Kathy Simon Tour Director at 615-904-5303

Cannon County Historical Society
Tuesday, March 8
Bro. Herb Alsup, retired preacher at Woodbury Church of Christ, will be guest speaker at the Cannon County Historical Society's meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon County Senior Citizens Center, 609 College St., Woodbury. Herb has been called the "Chaplain of Cannon County" and is well known and well regarded throughout Cannon County and Middle Tennessee. Snacks and refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m.


Lions Club Blood Drive
Thursday, March 17
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood. Upcoming blood donation opportunities include: Lions Club Building, 540 W Adams St. Woodbury on March 17 from noon - 6 p.m. March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities, helping to prepare for and bringing help and hope after emergencies. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Cannon Co. Extension Celebration
on the Square
Friday, March 18
Free food, fun, photo booth, games and door prizes on March 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. on the Square in Woodbury. Sponsored by the UT Agriculture Extension.

Banks Cemetery Meeting
Sunday, March 20
The annual meeting for Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County will be held on Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Financial information will be presented, trustees and officers will be elected, and other business will be discussed as necessary. Please make arrangements to remove old flowers from your family and love ones' graves since mowing season will soon begin. For anyone interested in submitting a bid for mowing and upkeep of the cemetery, please contact Ernie Winchester at 615-812-9921.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Auburn Elementary School
Tuesday, March 22
Auburn Elementary School is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 22nd from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. Interested donors please contact Cindy Larson at for an appointment or call the school at 615-464-4342. If you have never given blood please consider this life-saving gift. One donation could save up to three lives. You must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have given blood in the past 56 days. There is no upper age limit. Walk in donors are also welcome!

Cannon County Community for Animals
Tuesday, March 22
Cannon County Community for Animals, an independent group not associated with any state or national humane organizations, will meet at 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lions Club Building at the Cannon County Fairgrounds.

9th Annual Princess Ball
Friday, March 25
Presented by the Woodbury Lions Club, the 9th Annual Princess Ball is a father and daughter dance. It is open to girls 18 years old and younger accompanied by their father or a father figure including grandfathers, uncles or older brothers. All escorts must be 18 or older. Advance tickets are $25 per couple. Call 615-563-2222 or 615-542-6970 for more information.

Community Easter Celebration for Children
Friday, March 25
A Community Easter Celebration for Children, Friday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free event at First Baptist Church, 413 W. Main St., Woodbury. There will be food, puppets, crafts, games, egg hunts and inflatables. Discover the true reason why we celebrate Easter -- Jesus is Alive. Call 615-563-2474 for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste Events
Cannon County will not be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste event this year. You are welcome to take any household waste to a neighboring county.
Included on the list are leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste (HHW). Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides, that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.
Upcoming events include:
Coffee County, April 9, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Solid Waste Department, 2180 Murfreesboro Highway, Manchester. Call Wannella Ingleburger (931) 723-5139.

Warren County, April 30, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Three Star Mall, 1410 Sparta Street, McMinnville. Call Dennis Baird (931) 473-2381

DeKalb County, May 14, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., DeKalb County Farmers CO-OP, 725 W Broad St., Smithville. Call Tim Stribling (615) 597-5175.

Hunter Education Course
March 7,8, 10,11,12
Hunter Education Course set for March 7,8,19,11,12. Classes held at Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cannon County Senior Citizens Center. Preregister at Call Mark Vance with any questions at 615-203-4688.

Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, March 18
The Gilley Brothers will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.


Annual Waterfall Tour
Saturday, March 19
March 19 - The 15th Annual Waterfall Tour by Friends of Edgar Evins State Park: Ride a school bus to selected waterfalls in the Middle TN area. This year we will visit the falls at Old Stone Fort State Park, Cascade Hollow Falls, near the George Dickle Distillery and Rutledge Falls. We will eat lunch at the Farmers Market Family Buffet in Manchester. Expect short walks on uneven ground. Cost is $15 per person, plus lunch. Reservations required. On-line reservations may be made at If help is needed making reservations please phone the park office, (931) 858-2114 or (800) 250-8619, for contact information for Fount Bertram, President of Friends of Edgar Evins. Fount or Anna will be happy to assist you. See us on Facebook at FriendsofEESP or visit our website at www.foeesp.alturl.comFriends of Edgar Evins State Park is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of helping the park.

Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, April 1
Slick Nickel will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

PARQ to meet
Tuesday, April 12
PARQ (Preserve our Area's Rural Qualities) will be holding our quarterly meeting Tuesday April 12, 2016, at 3632 Locke Creek Road Readyville TN 37149. Time TBA.
The April meeting will include the election of two vacancies on the Board of Directors. Come and hear what is going on in your community or inform us of one of your interests! If you are would like to attend, please call to confirm time, place and possible weather challenges! 563-2200, 563-8088 or 409-6009.

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