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Busy bee heralds coming of spring
Cody places 2nd in national VFW Scholarship Program

Rabies Vaccination Clinics open today
Dale Hollow Dam road to be closed
FEMA grant awarded to Overton County

 

Busy bee heralds coming of spring

This pollen covered bee was busy doing his job last week when Wanda Krack captured his image with an Nikon D200 using an 18-200 Nikon lens. Spring begins Thursday, March 20, and flowers such as this crocus are bursting into bloom around the county.



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Cody places 2nd in national VFW Scholarship Program

Valerie Brown/OCN file photo
Timothy Cody, a home schooled junior, was named second place national winner in the 2007-2008 Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program.


Timothy Cody, a home schooled junior, was named second place national winner and recipient of the $16,000 Charles Kuralt Memorial Scholarship in the 2007-2008 Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program during the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Community Service Conference on March 4 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. The VFW Post 5062 and Ladies Auxiliary in Livingston sponsored Timothy.

He is the son of Tim and JoAnne Cody, of Moss.

VFW Commander-in-Chief George Lisicki said, “The Voice of Democracy competition provides high school students across the country with the opportunity to think, write and speak out on freedom and democracy. The program has been popular and successful since its beginning in 1946, and we are proud to announce that this year’s national finalists shared a record $148,000 in scholarships.”

The Voice of Democracy program requires the entrants to write and record a three-to-five minute script on a patriotic theme. “My Role in Honoring America’s Veterans” was this year’s theme. Nearly 60,000 students participated in the program worldwide.

Communities around the world benefit from thousands of VFW and Ladies Auxiliary volunteer service hours, sponsorships and community service programs.

 

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Rabies Vaccination Clinics open today

Rabies Vaccination Clinic will be at Overton County Health Department, in Livingston, on Saturday, March 22 from 8-10 a.m.

Overton County Rabies Vaccination Clinics will be held today, March 19, and Saturday, March 22.

Rabies Vaccination Clinics scheduled today are as follows:
8:30-9 a.m. – Old Alpine Gym, in Alpine.

9:45-10:15 a.m. – Hanging Limb Market, in Hanging Limb.

11-11:30 a.m. – Hardy’s Chapel Community Center, in Hardy’s Chapel.

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Hilham General Store, in Hilham.

1:15-1:45 p.m. – Allons Market, in Allons.

2-2:30 p.m. – Triple D Grocery, off Willow Grove Hwy.

2:45-3:15 p.m. – Taylor’s Crossroads Store, in Independence.

3:45-4:15 p.m. – Story’s Grocery, in Wirmingham.

A Rabies Vaccination Clinic will be held Saturday, March 22, at Overton County Health Department, in Livingston, from 8-10 a.m.

One year vaccination is available at Ragland & Riley Veterinary Hospital for $6.

Tennessee state law requires all cats and dogs to have rabies vaccination and their shots kept up-to-date yearly.

 

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Dale Hollow Dam road to be closed

The road crossing Dale Hollow Dam will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 a.m. Monday, March 24 through 4 p.m. Friday, April 25.

According to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the purpose of the road closure is to provide for the safety of contractor employees who will be performing maintenance work on the intake gates.

The road will be barricaded at the intersection of Walker Ridge Road and Will Terry Road near the south end of the dam, and will be barricaded at the Dale Hollow Dam Road/Cut Through Road intersection at the north end of the dam.


FEMA grant awarded to Overton County

A $15,707 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant will help agencies in Overton County to better feed and shelter the county’s hungry and homeless, according to U.S. Representative Bart Gordon.

“For 25 years, Congress has funded FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program to help social service agencies in more than 2,500 cities and counties nationwide,” Rep. Gordon said. “These funds are used to supplement food, shelter, rent, mortgage, and utility assistance programs for people with non-disaster related emergencies.”

FEMA awards the grants to nonprofit community and government organizations chosen by local boards. The board is composed of local agencies, the county mayor, and others. Nonprofit organizations apply to the board for EFSP funds. Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency administers the funds in Overton County.

Community Services Director Lee Webb said, “The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency is pleased to be a partner of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program in Overton County. Due to current economic conditions, UCHRA’s offices are receiving requests for assistance from many families and individuals, some of whom have never previously sought this type of help.

“We are appreciative to Congress for realizing the need for these funds and for putting them in this year’s federal budget.”

Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Applications must be delivered to the UCHRA Livingston office by 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 27 in order to be considered for funding. Applicant organizations are invited and encouraged to have a representative at the local board meeting, which begins at that time.

Information about the program may be obtained by contacting Rev. Dee Ledford, board chairman, at First Christian Church (823-2413) or Dian Dillon, UCHRA county coordinator, at the UCHRA Livingston office located at 106 W. Henson Street.

Last year, Genesis House, UCHRA, Mineral Springs Hunger Relief Ministry, and Overton County Foster Care used EFSP funds to provide 97 nights of housing and 2,325 meals for individuals in Overton County.




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