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Archives 01-12-2000


Dale 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

At 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 Watch."

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 symbol.

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 basis.

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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Allons Elementary 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.

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Legislative Body 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.


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