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Archives 09-27-2000



Deputy Certified For Child Safety Seat Tech
Ag-Industry Day Set For October 4
Lakeshore Cleanup Set For Saturday


Deputy Certified For Child Safety Seat Tech

Deputy Sean Allred of the Overton County Sheriff's Department shows the proper way to secure a child safety restraint into a car. Dep. Allred recently completed training to be certified as a child safety seat technician. He received four days of training in Putnam County, culminating with a check point at the Putnam County Justice Center in Cookeville.

Dep. Allred said safety check points will be set up in Overton County from time to time. For more information call Dep. Allred at the Sheriff's Dept. at 823-5635.


Ag-Industry Day Set For October 4

By Ron Johnson, Extension Agent

The Annual Agriculture-Industry Appreciation Day is set for Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The annual salute will start at about 8 a.m. with a country ham breakfast at the church of Christ Windham Building in Livingston. The main program for 2000 will include the salute to agriculture and industry in Overton County.

Bob Schmidt, owner of Maple Lane Farms in Blount County, will be the after-breakfast speaker. After the morning program, a tour of Dr. Mike Allred's Poultry Houses in Allred will take place, followed by a lunch and contests at Livingston City Park.

The speaker, Bob Schmidt, serves as chairman of the Communications Committee of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Schmidt has also served as past president of the Tennessee Cattlemen's Association.

He was appointed to Governor Sunquist's Agriculture Task Force in 1996. He realized a "dream come true" in 1984 when he purchased Maple Lane Farms in Blount County. His farming enterprises include cattle, grain, and agritainment. He currently markets 60 acres of pumpkins. He is an excellent spokesman for agriculture and Pick Tennessee Products.

Schmidt was born in Frenchtown, NJ, and raised on a family truck farm. He graduated from Maryville College in Maryville, TN, with a business degree in 1978. He obtained a graduate degree also from Maryville College with a thesis on Management and Marketing of Beef & Pork.

Agriculture-Industry Day is held each year to recognize and salute the men and women who work these two great fields. The U.T. Ag. Extension Service's Rural Development Committee in cooperation with the local Chamber of Commerce sponsor the annual salute.

Everyone is invited to join in this annual salute to agriculture and industry. Registration begins about 7:45 a.m. in the Windham Building at the Livingston church of Christ in Livingston. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day.



Lakeshore Cleanup Set For Saturday

The summer of 2000 is now winding down, and the cool, crisp, weekends of fall are now only a few weeks away. By the summer's end, the coves and shorelines of Dale Hollow Lake offer a sad testament to the overwhelming popularity of this beautiful natural resource. By this time of year, bottles, cans, tires, and Styrofoam cups now degrade and mar the spectacular scenery of many of the natural areas around the lake.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and The Friends of Dale Hollow Lake Inc. are now making plans to help restore the beauty to our shorelines by sponsoring the annual shoreline cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The shoreline cleanup offers an opportunity to participate in an outdoor, beneficial, activity while demonstrating support for environmental stewardship. The shoreline cleanup will begin at 8 a.m. and the check-in station for this event will be located at Pleasant Grove Recreation Area, Obey River Recreation Area, Lillydale Recreation Area, and the Dale Hollow State Resort Park Marina. Trash bags will be provided.

Later in the day, all shoreline cleanup volunteers are invited to a free picnic cookout sponsored by the Friends of Dale Hollow Lake Inc. The picnic will be held at the Dale Hollow Dam Recreation Area shelter at 2 p.m.

To pre-register and be a part of this year's shoreline cleanup call the Resource Manager's Office at (931) 243-3136.






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