Hollow Eagle Watch Set To Sail
Allons Ele. Recycling For
Free Computer Tech.
Legislative Body Cancels
Jan. Regular Meeting
Dale Hollow Eagle
Watch Set To Sail
Dale Hollow Lake, a post-holiday family tradition to many of the
families and residents of this area is to bundle up in their warmest
clothes and be on hand for the annual event known as "The Eagle
Layers of warm clothes and plenty of enthusiasm are what participants
need most for this winter event, sponsored by the U. S. Army Corps
of Engineers. The Eagle Watch is a free public event which includes
a three-hour barge ride on Dale Hollow Lake in search of our national
Dale Hollow Lake has become well known for having the second largest
wintering eagle population in the states of Tennessee and Kentucky.
The Eagle Watch events are now so popular that advance reservations
are required, and are available to the public on a first-come, first-served
This year, Eagle Watch events are to be held on Friday and Saturday,
Jan. 14 and 15th and again on January 21 and 22. The Dale Hollow
Lake staff also offers a Student Eagle Watch on the Friday prior
to the first public tour. High school students from surrounding
schools are invited to be on hand to observe mature and immature
bald eagles in their winter habitat.
Participants should dress appropriately for these events, as field
trips can take place under extreme weather conditions, including
rain, snow and high winds. Bring warm clothes, rain gear and binoculars.
If the Department of Parks cancels field trips due to hazardous
or unsafe conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule.
For more information call the Dale Hollow Lake resource managerÕs
office at (931) 243-3136.
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Recycling For Free Computer Technology
Allons Elementary School discovered a unique way to obtain free
computer technology for their school, while teaching students a
valuable lesson about recycling Š a national program called Educational
Technology and Conservation Exchange Program, otherwise know as
ETCEP. Thousands of schools from across the country are collecting
empty laser and inkjet printer cartridges from their communities.
These include cartridges consumed in both homes and businesses.
Collected cartridges earn points, which are then exchanged for thousands
of different classroom technology products.
The coordinator for the project at Allons Elementary School is
first grade teacher Amellia Melton. Local businesses and individuals
can demonstrate their commitment to both education and the environment
by participating in this program. Anyone wishing to donate empty
inkjet and laser printer cartridges to the program should contact
Amellia Melton at Allons Elementary at 823-5921 for pick-up or drop
them off at Allons Elementary School. For more information about
ETCEP visit their web site at www.ETCEP.com.
Cancels January Regular Meeting
The regular monthly meeting of the Overton County Legislative Body,
scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17, has been canceled.
The Legislative Body normally meets the third Monday of each month.
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An article about the Y2K bug in last weekÕs Overton County News
incorrectly stated that schedule problems at Livingston Academy
were Y2K related.
According to Kim Colson at Livingston Academy, a hard drive went
out on one computer, but the school had no Y2K problems. The problems
students experienced with the schedules were normal for the beginning
of a new semester.
Overton County News
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