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Spring Veggies at the Cannon County Farmers Market
For those looking for locally grown farm fresh vegetables, drop by the Cannon County Farmers Market this SaturdayJuly 5 for a great selection of vegetables and baked goods including; Cabbage, squash, potatoes, beets, green beans and herbs. Irene Hollis and Lindsey Parsley has a great selection of homemade baked goods. Of course it is hard to past up canned preserves or fried pies from Mrs. Irene or a fried pie from Lindley
The Cannon County Farmers Market is located at the Cannon County Arts Center every Saturday beginning at 6 a.m. Our producers are proud to offer locally grown farm fresh produce. Most Saturdays the market is open until noon or until the farm fresh fruits and vegetables have been sold.
For help with freezing or canning tips, contact Carla Bush at the Cannon County Extension Office. If you need more information concerning the market or would like to become a vendor, contact Bruce Steelman at the Cannon County Extension Office (563-2554), or

Short Mountain
Trading Post
Short Mountain Trading Post: Looking for Farmer's Market participants, Flea Market vendors and local craftspeople. To sign up: contact Savannah at #615-464-7824. Free spaces available.

Amateur Radio Exam
Saturday, July 12
The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an Amateur Radio Exam Session on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 - 1 p.m.(Walk-ins are allowed) at the DeKalb County Complex, 722 South Congress Blvd., Smithville, TN 37166 . Contact Jerry E. Elkins - N4LZY at (615) 563-8888 if anyone has any questions.
Amateur Radio Operators also called “hams” communicate with other operators in the local area, statewide, nationally, and even worldwide. Hams also aid during times of emergencies with vital communication links. The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League.

Catfish or Chicken Tenders
Saturday, July 12
From 4 to 8 p.m. Choice of pinto, white or green beans, hush puppies, cabbage slaw or veggie salad, french fries, homemade desserts and drink.
Clear Fork Methodist Church,Big Hill Road, Gassaway, 1 1/2 miles off Gassaway Road

Back to School Clinics
Cannon County Health Department
July 16, 23 and 30
The Cannon County Health Department, located at 301 West Main Street, Woodbury, is hosting Back To School Clinics on July 16, July 23 and July 30. Please call the Health Department at 615-563-4243 for an appointment. For more information, contact the Cannon County Health Department, your child’s physician, your school nurse, or Bonnie Patterson, Director of Coordinated School Health at 615-563-5752 x 245 or bonnie.patterson@ccstn.netThe Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) requires certain immunizations for students entering pre-k, kindergarten and 7th grades. There is now only one official TDOH certificate of immunization that must be completed by medical providers for delivery to schools. Parents should present this official form prior to or at their child’s registration for pre-k, kindergarten, 7th grade, or as a new student. This form is available from private healthcare providers or local health departments.

Friends and Family Day
Bradyville Church of Christ
Sunday, July 13
Speaker J.V. Kerley from Paducah, KY. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., worship 10 a.m. and evening services at 6 p.m. Fellowship meal immediately after morning services.

Landscape Paintings
By Meg Garrett
July 13-Sept. 10
Arts Center of Cannon County
An opening reception is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at the Arts Center.

Sobriety Checkpoints
Friday, July 18
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint July 18, 2014 on US70S in Cannon County.
Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.

Gassaway Community Center & Fire Department Fish Supper
Saturday, July 19
The Gassaway Community Center and Fire Department will host their Fish Supper on Saturday, July 19 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Price is $8.00 a plate. For more info, call 563-2387.

Melton – Parsley
Family Reunion
Saturday, July 19
The friends and families of Ollie Melton and Birdie Parsley Melton will be gathering for a pot luck dinner on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Cannon County Senior Center located at 609 Lehman Street in Woodbury. Bring your favorite food(s) to share and your photos and stories for all to enjoy. For more info you can email: Dorothy at:

Family Reunion
Sunday, July 20
The friends and families of Charlie J. Ferrell and Nannie Mae Jones Ferrell of Big Hill Road will be gathering at the home of Hilton & Marie Ferrell on Sunday July 20. At 11 at 715 Taylor Women Road, Woodbury, Tn. Bring your favorite food(s) to share along with your photos and stories for all to enjoy. For more info you can email Dorothy at: or contact Hilton Ferrell at 615-563-2346.

Summer Cookout & Backyard Games
Senior Citizens Center
Wednesday, July 23
Senior citizens are invited July 23 for the annual summer cookout and backyard games. All festivities will be held in the new addition. We will have all the classics! Come hungry. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, and cold drinks. Games will include corn hole, washer toss, duck race, hillbilly golf, and so much more! The party will start at 11:30 a.m.

Red Apple Days
Friday, Aug. 1-2
Red Apple Days in Auburntown, at C. S. Hawkins Park. Events start at 8 a.m. each day. Contact Roger Turney at (615) 464-4210 for information.

Family Fun Fest Flea Market
Saturday, August 2
The Short Mountain Trading Post is having their Family Fun Fest Flea Market on August 2nd Saturday 10 to 5.
Contact Savannah at 615-464-7824 if you wish to reserve a FREE booth space to sell or if you have questions or need directions.

4th Annual “Reverse Raffle”
Arts Center of Cannon County
Saturday, Aug. 2
Contact the Arts Center at (615) 563-2787 for information.

Short Mountain Disc Jam Music Festival
August 29 thru 31
The Short Mountain Distillery will be hosting their Short Mountain Disc Jam Music Festival on August 29 thru 31.

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