Deputy Certified For Child Safety
Ag-Industry Day Set For October 4
Lakeshore Cleanup Set For Saturday
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570