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Rompin’ Stompin’ Readin’ Round-up held at library
New fireworks law takes effect July 1

Police Dept. warns of summer scams

Rompin’ Stompin’ Readin’ Round-up held at library

photos by Valerie Brown/OCN staff

The first day of Rompin’, Stompin’ Readin’ Round-up summer reading program at Millard Oakley Public Library was Monday, June 18.

Caleb Hargis pets “Polly”, above, as large and small horses were part of the event on the lot located behind Webb Real Estate on East Main Street.

Other children learned about chickens and eggs, at right.

Other Rompin’, Stompin’, Readin’ Round-up events planned are as
follows:

Thursday, June 28 at 1 p.m. – Linda Hartman and her puppets.

|No program week of July 4.

Wednesday, July 11 at 1 p.m. – Safari Greg and animals.

Wednesday, July 18 at 1 p.m. – Upper Cumberland Regional Library’s puppet show.

Wednesday, July 25 at 1 p.m. –Ronald McDonald & “treats”.

Wednesday, August 1 at 1 p.m. – Channel 4’s Snow Bird & “treats”.


 

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New fireworks law takes effect July 1

Teenagers wishing to purchase fireworks must be at least 16 years-old, beginning July 1.

Previously, the law allowed those as young as 10 to purchase fireworks.
Teens who are 16 and 17 years-old must additionally provide a state-issued photo ID at the time of purchase. A violation of the law could result in a fine to the retailer of up to $100 for the first offense, $250 for the second offense, and up to $500 for all subsequent offenses.

The law is intended to reduce the number of injuries to children caused by improper use of fireworks. According to a nationwide study provided by National Fire Protection Association, children ages 5-9 face the highest risk of injury from fireworks. In 2004, 55% of people injured by fireworks were under the age of 20, with 40% of the injuries incurred by those under age 15.

State Fire Marshal Leslie A. Newman is encouraging all Tennesseans to attend professional fireworks displays as an alternative to purchasing their own.

“Regardless of your age, displays performed by trained professionals are regulated more closely and follow national safety standards,” Newman said. “By avoiding consumer fireworks the risk of personal injury, including burns and damage to fingers, face, and eyes, is greatly reduced.”

Livingston Fire Department urges extra care this year because of the extremely dry conditions. A garden hose or large bucket of water should be kept nearby when igniting fireworks, and if an emergency arises call 911 or 823-2853 immediately.

The following are other safety tips offered by Livingston Fire Department:

•Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.

•Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.

•Read and follow all warnings and instructions on fireworks.

•Only light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from homes, buildings, dry leaves, or other flammable materials.

•Never try to relight fireworks that have not fully functioned.
More information about fireworks safety and fire prevention is available on the web at http://www.state.tn.us/commerce/sfm/index.html.

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Police Dept. warns of summer scams

With the heat of summer comes people experienced in scamming residents out of hard earned money.

Livingston Police Chief Roger Phillips stated, “While there are many reputable business people in our community, others with the intent to cheat unsuspecting and trusting people out of their money slip silently in.”

The following are tips Chief Phillips offers to help keep from becoming a victim of this ever growing crime:

•Always get information – a business card with address, phone number, and name of owner the owner of the business and a list of local references.

•Always require a dated ticket with the company name and phone number, containing exactly what services are to be performed and the exact cost of each service upon completion, with the business representative’s signature.

•Always wait until you check out the way the business performs its service and interacts with its customers by calling references and Better Business Bureau. The Better Business Bureau’s telephone number is (615) 242-4222.

•Never give bank account information, credit card information or personal information to anyone you don’t know and trust.

•Never sign a contract or agreement without first checking with an attorney; contracts and agreements can be binding and cost you enormous amounts of money.

“If you are approached by someone you are uncomfortable with or someone who is trying to pressure you into agreeing to have work or services done, call the Police Department at 931-823-6496 if in the city, or the Sheriff’s Department at 931-823-5635 if in the county,” Chief Phillips stated.

“These suggestions may not eliminate your risk of becoming a victim, but if followed can significantly reduce your chances of becoming another statistic. Remember, if you are not familiar with the business, check them out first.”


 

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