Smokey’s Community Column, Stories Across Robertson County (6/7/2021)

Smokey’s Community Column, Stories Across Robertson County (6/7/2021)

Smokey’s Community Column, Stories Across Robertson County (6/7/2021)

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Welcome to Smokey’s Community news column. It’s a look back at this week’s top community news in and around Robertson County.

Smokey’s People & Community News column highlights local stories of people, schools, community events, and charities that continue to make Robertson County great!

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(Cross Plains, TN)

Fifteen years ago, Mt Carmel Church felt there was a need in our community to provide a hot meal once a week for those in need. 31,192 meals later they are still going.

If you know anyone that might enjoy a visit and a hot meal you can call the church.

City of Cross Plains TN – Recently because of her age young, Jesse Zemba, was unable to participate with her Mom and sisters in a charity event.

Unfazed she decided to have her own event. She recently walked 3.1 miles carrying the flag to raise money for the Wounded Warriors. She hoped to raise $500. Her Mom told her $100 was more realistic. She is currently at $351.

The next time someone says “youth today!” Smile politely!

 

 

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(Springfield, TN)

Stokes Brown Public Library – Thank you to all the 150 people who braved the rain to visit with the baby goats.

If you would like to learn about another animal join us on Monday June 7th for a visit with a miniature horse!

Our Tails & Tales summer reading is going on now.

Come by the library to see how you can enter to win prizes, including a $50 Amazon gift card.

 

 

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Robertson County Sheriff’s Office – Remember to register!

Come join your Robertson County 1st Responders at the Remember the Badges Blood Drive to honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Slots are limited so make sure you schedule your appointment!
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🔴Sponsor Code – Robertson Remembers

Date: Thursday, July 1st, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Robertson County Fairgrounds
4635 US-41, Springfield, TN 37172

Each pint of blood donated will be in memory of each life lost that day 20 years ago. #RememberingTheBadges

 

Robertson County Sheriff’s Office Fantastic 1st day at GREAT Summer Camp!

Robertson County youth learned new skills such as archery, woodworking, painting, and metal detection, crafts while also getting active playing kickball, swimming, badminton, and four square. The competition was fierce, but nothing can compare to the fun and friendships made here this week!

Our Robertson County youth also had fun fishing! Thank you Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for coming out and teaching everyone about fishing and wildlife!

Thank you to all the sponsors, SRO’s, bus drivers, the School Board, school nutrition, and everyone who volunteered their time and property for activities! This week wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for you all.

We can’t wait until next year!
Sheika Taylor

The GREAT Summer Camp is hosted by the Juvenile Service Division of the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office where we provide a fun, safe environment for kids to increase their cultural awareness, social skills, peer interaction, and learn ways to be a responsible and successful young person.

 

 

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Portland TN Parks & Recreation – Pool is Open!

The pool is located at 303 Portland blvd (beside the public library).

Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm and Sunday from 1pm – 5 pm. $5 per person. 3 yr & under is FREE! 55 yr & Older is FREE!

We have concessions with lots of yummy food!

 

 

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Cool Photo of the week – Corner of Greer and Kenwood

“To whoever carved this tree on Greer Road, thank you! It’s beautiful!” Cheryl Stone

 

 

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(Greenbrier, TN)

GREENBRIER 4TH OF JULY PARADE

Greenbrier Historical Society will sponsor the Greenbrier 4th of July Parade on Sunday, July 4 at 4:00 PM.

The parade route will run from Greenbrier Elementary School to Greenbrier Middle School.

Parade participants should arrive at G.E.S. between 3:00 and 3:30 PM to line up and will be allowed to throw candy to spectators along the sidewalks.

The 2021 co-Grand Marshals will be Brandon Frank and Jody Dorris.

If further info needed, call 615-643-8461 during Library/Museum open hours Wed. through Sat.

Greenbrier’s Annual Turning of the Pig

“Who’s excited for Turning of the Pig?

The Greenbrier Boosters will be hosting the historic Annual BBQ Festival known as “Turning of the Pig” again this summer with plans to make it bigger and better than ever this year.

The annual festival is held behind Greenbrier City Hall and offers live country and gospel music, food, a dunking booth, carnival games and an array of local vendors selling everything from crafts to Greenbrier memorabilia. The Historical Society traditionally sells homemade ice cream and fresh squeezed lemonade.

Traditionally Boston butts/pulled pork is slowly cooked on a huge open fire pit throughout the evening on July 3rd. The pork and family picnic packs are ready for sale by 6 AM the morning of the fourth.

The event is free to attend, but the funds from the Turning of the Pig pork sale is the biggest fundraiser of the year and helps to meet all the needs of the Greenbrier High School Marching/Concert Band program.

 

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Westside Elementary School – Important Kindergarten Information:

Your child will need the following items for Kindergarten:
-a backpack with NO rolling wheels
-a change of clothes in a Ziploc bag that remain in your child’s backpack

**Please send a $25 school supply fee to your child’s teacher by August 31st.
This money will be used to purchase the required school supplies for your child.
Please place the money in a sealed envelope/Ziploc bag: label with your child’s name, teacher’s name, amount and supply fee.

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Springfield Middle School/UT Extension Afterschool  – Don’t forget to apply for Summer Camp.

It’s totally free and transportation if offered to those within city limits. Applications can be picked up at SMS or UT Extension-Robertson County.

 

 

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Springfield’s Burdett’s Tea Shop Closes After 20 Years

Springfield's Burdett’s Tea Shop Closes After 20 Years

After a 20-year run, Burdett’s Tea Shop & Trading Company in downtown Springfield has closed.

It’s an end of an era for an eatery that drew in celebrities like Dolly Parton. FULL STORY Burdett’s last day of operation was Saturday, May 22.

A note from the owner Sandy Ramsey.

“After 20 incredible years, we have decided that it is time to close the tea shop. We wish to thank everyone for their sustaining support over the years and hope that you will carry wonderful memories with you of the times spent with us at the tea shop. Read More

 

 

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(Springfield, TN)

Springfield Heights – assisted living & memory care by Americare – We are outside enjoying an old fashion coke float. 

Mark your calendars!
Our Vendor fair is June 12th from 10AM-5pm.

VENDORS NEEDED

Springfield Heights Vendor Fair to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021 AT 10 AM CDT – 5 PM CDT

Location: 2540 S Main St, Springfield, TN

5% of vendor sales will go to the Alzheimer’s Association to help raise awareness.

Springfield Heights – assisted living & memory care by Americare – The residents loved bowling today!!! We will definitely do this again!!

 

 

 

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(Springfield, TN) Celebrate our nation’s independence at the City of Springfield’s Freedom Fest.

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Enjoy carnival rides, inflatables, youth games and activities, vendors, food trucks, and more!

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will perform at 7:20 p.m. presented by Grace Baptist Church. Free admission!

Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Concert begins at 3:30 PM.

Location: Robertson County Fairgrounds

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Huge fireworks show following at 9:00 PM. presented by the Springfield Parks & Recreation dept.

 

 

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(Robertson County, TN) The Robertson County Health Dept. is moving its COVID Vaccination Pod

Beginning Tuesday, June 1st, the Robertson County Health Department will be moving it’s Covid-19 vaccination POD from Volunteer State Community College in Springfield back to the Robertson County Health Department located at 800 South Brown Street in Springfield. (MAP)

The site will be located at the rear of the Health Department. Please enter the site from South Mabel Street. Hours of operation will be from 12:30pm – 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary.

Thank you,
Rachel Ellis
Robertson County Health Dept. Director

 

 

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Sumner County Fire Buffs to Host June Charity Golf Tournament

The Sumner County Fire Buffs assist Robertson County crews and respond to extended scenes where first responders need hydration and nutrition to continue their job performance.

Come support those who support our First Responders by playing for cash prizes and ending with a delicious awards luncheon.

The Sumner County Fire Buffs Association will be holding their annual First Responders Golf Tournament at the Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club on Monday, June 7th. Registration starts at 6:30 am and breakfast from The Nashville Jam Co. will be served.

This is a FOUR MAN SCRAMBLE. Registration begins at 6:30 am . There will be a shotgun start at 8:00 am. There will be an awards luncheon. There will be a cash prize of 1,000.00 for 1st place team, 500.00 for 2nd place team, and 250.00 for 3rd place team.

Orca coolers will be given away for closest to the pin and longest drive. There is also a twenty-five thousand dollar hole in one contest.

Registration fee per golfer will be $150. This includes cart and green fees, breakfast, lunch, swag bag, and t-shirt. Golfers can register as a team or individually. For registration information, click here

 

 

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(Springfield, TN)

Springfield’s Payne Chevrolet – Congratulations to Megan on her purchase of this Honda Pilot!

Thank you for your business, we appreciate y’all!

Springfield’s Payne Chevrolet – Raise your hand if you think the Chevelle should make a comeback.

 

 

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(Coopertown, TN)

On June 4th, Remember the Removal Bike Ride by the Cherokee Nation Rode through Coopertown

On May 26, 1838, 7,000 federal soldiers began rounding up Cherokee people in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee for the process of moving them west to Indian Territory.
To bring awareness, and to remember their ancestors, The Remember the Removal Bike Ride was started by the Cherokee Nation in 1984 for Cherokee youth to retrace the Trail of Tears and get a glimpse of the hardships their ancestors faced when they made the same trek on foot years before. That year about 20 students, ride coordinators and two consultants from Boston College set out on bicycles followed by vans and a school bus of supplies, including tents and food.

The ride became an annual event starting in 2009 and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians joined the ride in 2011. Today, the riders are selected based on an interview process. Then, the riders will complete a physical test and train for six months.

During the bike ride, cyclists visit the Kituwah Mound in the original Cherokee homeland. They stop at unmarked graves of their ancestors; visit New Echota, the former Cherokee capital in Georgia; stop at Blythe Ferry along the Tennessee River, where Cherokees gathered during their forced removal; and take time to reflect on their ancestors at Mantle Rock and other historic sites historic to the Cherokee people.

On Friday, June 4, 2021, the Riders passed through Coopertown, TN and the Community Development Committee provided breakfast and other refreshments for the Riders.

“A fantastic visit with these amazing athletes! We wish them safe travels along the Trail!” Town of Coopertown #rembertheremoval

“We always love the hospitality of the Town of Coopertown, Tennessee. Like previous years, the community gathered to welcome the #RTR2021 cyclists with cheers and home-cooked breakfast first thing this morning! Wado (thank you) for always taking care of our cyclists as they retrace the northern route of the Trail of Tears.

After a great breakfast, cyclists took time to answer questions about the ride, thank the veterans who were on hand, pose for some photos and present those attending with signed memorial RTR posters designed for this year’s ride.” Remember The Removal Bike Ride

 

 

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TNKids Nutrition To Deliver Lunches This Summer To Kids Under 18

TNKids Nutrition To Deliver Lunches This Summer To Kids Under 18

TNKids Nutrition has been approved by the State of Tennessee to provide sack lunches to children ages 18 and under in Robertson County this summer. To see full schedule an locations Read More

 

 

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Looking for a great summer program?

Bransford Pride is still accepting applications! Reach out to Carolyn Woodard now to set up an appointment to sign up.

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NorthCrest’s Grapevine Gift Shop Needs Gently Used Books!

Now with more visitors to NorthCrest, the used book cart can use a few more titles on it. All of the proceeds from the Volunteer Book Cart go directly to the fund for college scholarships! Believe it or not, selling books at $1.00 or $2.00 really adds up! So clean out your bookshelves, and let our volunteers put them to good use!

 

 

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June 15: (Orlinda, TN) Free Concert by Robertson County Community Band

Community Band presents a Summer Concert

A Summer Concert will be presented by the Robertson County Community Band on Tuesday, June 15th at the Byrum-Porter Senior Center in Orlinda – 9123 Hwy 49 Orlinda, TN 37141. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm and is free. Refreshments will be served during intermission.

The community band will perform many well-known favorites including music from the Associations, Chicago, music from the 80’s and Broadway hits, followed by patriotic pieces including “The Liberty Bell March”, “Stars and Stripes Forever”, “Fairest of the Fair”, and many more.

The RCCB, in its sixteenth season, is always looking for new members. For more information about the concert, joining the band or sponsorship, please call the band manager, Janet Ozimek at (615) 384-2015. Ozimek can also be contacted at [email protected]

The RCCB will also be performing at the 4th of July celebration in Cross Plains.

We invite everyone in Orlinda and surrounding communities to come join us for our “Summer Winds” concert!

 

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Historic Springfield Events – First Friday Night Market A Hit

Wow, we had an amazing turnout last night! Thank you to everyone who participated. We hope you had fun SHOPPING, DINING, and DISCOVERING around our square!

Next Market – July 2nd with a concert on the square by Howard Decker brought to you by the Springfield Parks & Rec

 

 

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Wednesdays In Springfield – Classic Tin Cruise-In Through October

“It’s almost time for Cruise-In Season! Starting April 28th. Every Wednesday (weather permitting) Springfield!” Shelby Horner

Classic car Cruise-In for Springfield and the surrounding communities coming together, sharing and talking cars, trucks and bikes.

Family Fun!

Held every Wednesday, from spring till Halloween, Classic Tin Cruise-In will be in Springfield, TN. The classic car, truck, and bikes Cruise-In for Springfield and the surrounding communities coming together for some Family Fun!

Being held at 2008 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, TN, Between the Hardees and Burger King.

Any questions please call Shelby Horner at 615-336-2257

 

 

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(Springfield, TN)

FREE Summer program – Robertson County Junior Golf Association

This program is Free for juniors ages 7 to 16. The program is called “Robertson County Junior Golf Association” and the Legacy Golf Course is having golf clinics to introduce the game of golf to the juniors.

“A brief history of participation, year one we had 16 juniors, year two we had 66 juniors, last year we capped it at 72 juniors and this year we had added a fourth week to hopefully fill the clinics to the capacity of 96 juniors.”

Dates: June 7-8-9, June 14-15-16, June 21-22-23 & June 28-29-30. Three times a day 9:00am to 10:30am, 11:00am to 12:30pm & 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Limited to eight juniors per session.

If the juniors have golf clubs, please bring them. If you do not have golf clubs, Legacy will have some for the juniors to use.

To sign the juniors up: Call The Legacy Golf Course 615-384-4653.

 

 

 

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EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT IN GREENBRIER, TN – Racing Action/Family Fun At Veterans Motorplex At The Rim

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Here’s everything you need to know…

Pits open at 11 am
Grandstands at 4 pm
Racing at 6 pm

WHERE: 6801 Kelly Willis Rd, Greenbrier, TN – Call (615) 643-8725

TICKET INFO: FAMILY PACK – $30 for 2 Adults and up to 6 minor children!

Adults $12 Students, Seniors & Military $10, Children 6-12 $5.00

Great Concessions, Kids Zone and FREE PARKING!

Everyone can get great souvenir items as well as photos and videos of the racing action at the Souvenir Alley Souvenir Stand!

A snapshot of winners, crew and fans from Saturday night’s racing at Veterans Motorplex May 22, 2021.

For more photos, check out their FaceBook page.

Pro Late Model incident on Frontstretch …
Bad wreck on the front stretch everyone ok !
Winner Pest Doctor Ridge Runners Ray Gonzales
Justin Doney Winner Road Warriors
Josh Harrell Winner pest Doctor Ridge Runners!
Your Road Warriors trophy dash winner!
Here is your winner for the Pure stock!
Winner Late Model Walt Garrison
This young man got to ride in the ride along car ! For a $180 Dollar Donation to St.Judes Kids
After the disqualified driver this is the new winner Tré Ashworth! Congratulations.
Late model winner the number 76! Joshua Pierce congratulations
Pure stock winner! Congratulations. Clint Ivey

For more photos, check out their FaceBook page.

 

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(Robertson County, TN)

Annual BBQ Throwdown Fri. & Sat. – Come Taste & Vote! Bounce House For the Kids

Annual BBQ Throwdown Fri. & Sat. - Come Taste & Vote! Bounce House For the Kids

The Robertson County Fair Association & Cob Hill Homes presents their annual BBQ Throwdown. This is a two-day event (FREE Admission) on June 11-12, 2021 at the Fairgrounds located at 4635 Highway 41n – Springfield, Tn.

There will be 25 teams for this KCBS sanctioned event officially judged by KCBS judges. Friday night will be a wing contest and everyone is invited to come taste the wings, put a lil’ money in the jar for your best wing choice (Peoples choice). Funds will go to the local non-profit “My Father’s House” which offers shelter to those in need during the winter months. Saturday will be the BBQ tasting and People choice awards. Don’t miss out, see the teams and taste some great BBQ! #babyweareback

Sample Free BBQ

Support Local Charity “My Fathers House” (Cold Weather Shelter)

Taste/Vote “Peoples Choice” 

Friday at 7PM: Friday Night Wing competition! Sampling/Donations will benefit “My Fathers House” the cold weather shelter in Robertson County.

Saturday from 11 AM to 2PM:  BBQ Contest – Pick up a ticket, taste and vote on Peoples choice!

ROBERTSON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Family Event – Bounce House, Food & Fun!

(THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE)

 

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(Springfield, TN) Laundry Love

Do you have trouble getting all your laundry done? We’d like to help. Come in for a FREE laundry day.

Our next Laundry Love day is set for Friday, June 18th – first loads in at 8am, last loads in at 11am. This free laundry day is available to anyone in need. I have attached the updated 2021 Laundry Love Schedule in both English and Spanish.

If you’re able to join as a volunteer in June or any other month please let me know via email, phone, text, or stop by my office.

For May’s Outreach:

We had ten incredible volunteers. We had a new volunteer join us, Olivia Seay with A Step Ahead. Thank you Olivia for traveling so far to volunteer your time with us! What’s A Step Ahead? A nonprofit that provides access to free, long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). Follow the link or see the attached brochures for more information: https://www.astepaheadmiddletn.org/

We also had a junior helper in May who put in quarters, moved clean laundry over to the dryers, ate snacks, and gave the best hugs EVER!!! We’re getting closer to our normal and wow does it feel good!

Community Impact, United Way of Greater Nashville.

Our volunteers washed, dried and freshly bagged 862 loads of laundry. Many of our friends came early this month – by 7:20am we already had 3 families and 15 large bags of laundry ready to be washed, and they just kept coming!

Community Support:
Rotary Club hosts an internal fundraiser annually with their members with half of the proceeds being donated to local organizations chosen by members. This year Rotary Club member Sarah Head chose Laundry Love to receive a portion of the proceeds in the amount of $134. Thank you Rotary Club and thank you Ms. Sarah!!

We also received a donation of $250 from Central Christian Church. With the donation was a very kind letter, I’ll share a portion of it: “…Central is a small congregation but we want to support this ministry. I have participated in the Laundry Love a couple of times and have seen how much it helps “the least of these” in our community. Thanks for all you do in carrying out this ministry! It is truly a blessing for each person that receives the gift of clean clothes.”

On May 10th I had the pleasure of sharing about Laundry Love with the Robertson County Retired Teacher’s group. Following that Laundry Love received a nice donation of quarters from a member.

LAUNDRY LOVE (IN SPANISH)

When: 3rd Friday each month

First loads in at 8:00 a.m. last loads in at 11!

Where: Sister’s Coin Laundry (in the Big Lots/Belk Plaza),
Memorial Blvd., Springfield

What: Only need to bring us your clothing and bedding for washing – we supply the volunteers, all the detergents, dryer sheets and new plastic bags to put your freshly washed laundry in.

2021 Dates*:

• APRIL 16TH
• MAY 21ST
• JUNE 18TH
• JULY 16TH
• AUGUST 20TH
• SEPTEMBER 17TH
• OCTOBER 15TH
• NOVEMBER 19TH
• DECEMBER 17TH

Our volunteers washed, dried and freshly bagged 460 loads of laundry. We have speculated that there are several reasons why our load count is down, one of which was the postponement of March’s free laundry day…

 

 

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Important Message from the US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee

If you do have young children traveling with you over next few days with these seasonably hot conditions expected, remember this simple saying: “Beat the Heat, Check the Back Seat!” Tragically, nationwide 24 children died in hot cars in 2020 and 1 toddler already has died in April 2021. For Additional Heat Safety Tips & Resources: https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat

 

 

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City of Springfield, TN – Please join us in congratulating the following Springfield Fire Department employees on their recent achievements:

Joshua Hesson and Wyatt Tawater both received their Tennessee Fire Commission Fire Fighter II Certifications.

Timothy Preston, one of our newest part-time employees, received two Tennessee Fire Commission certifications (Hazardous Materials Operations & Hazardous Materials Operation Mass Decontamination).

Matthew Vogle received his Tennessee Fire Commission Instructor I certificate.

Thank you for all of your hard work and commitment to our city!

 

 

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Monday Nights – White House Cruise-In 

5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Tavern 76 Parking Area (Only)

520 Highway 76

White House TN, 37188

Contacts Wayne Maligin 615-566-7343 or Bob Boone 601-354-3604 (Tavem 76 Parking area is located in the parking area in front of the Tavem 76)

 

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(Millersville, TN)

The city of Millersville presents its first annual bluegrass festival

The festival will be held at the Millersville Community Center, Friday, July 2 at 6 PM with stars of the stage,screen and radio: “The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band” and “The Ridgetop Ramblers” plus special guests! FREE admission

 

 

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City of Cross Plains TN – Employee Spotlight – Marty Cook (middle) is one of the hardest working men you will ever meet.

A few years ago the City of Cross Plains was lucky enough to get him to help us in our Public Service Department.

Thank you Marty for all that you do to make our City run smoothly.

 

 

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NorthCrest Medical Center – June is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

Our goal is to raise awareness and promote education on this condition. Learn more.

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(Robertson County, TN)

The Robertson County Animal Control is overwhelmed by the current overpopulation of pets in our county

We have been working diligently to improve the situation in our area and lower our euthanasia rates. This has only been possible with support from our commissioners and mayor, and leadership of our Director Kevin Clinard. We promote spay and neuter. Please contact our office for information on low cost spay and neuter or to schedule to have your pet fixed.

Robertson County Animal Control
2900 W. County Farm Rd.
Springfield, TN 37172

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 615-384-5611

TO VIEW OUR PETS – CLICK HERE

 

 

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(Robertson County) Isaiah 117 House to Launch Campaign in Robertson County

Isaiah 117 House, a Tennessee-based organization that cares for children awaiting foster placement, is coming to Robertson County.
On Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 3pm, the nonprofit will host a community-wide kickoff event at The Robertson County Fairgrounds in The Red Building. The event will introduce the awareness campaign for Isaiah 117 House in Robertson County and feature a presentation from Ronda Paulson, founder and executive director of Isaiah 117 House.

Anyone interested in supporting, volunteering, or partnering with Isaiah 117 House should plan to attend. For more information, please visit facebook.com/isaiah117houserobertsontn or contact Misty Romero at 615-584-5843.

“This is a great opportunity to learn more about Isaiah 117 House and how to partner with us in making a transformational impact in the lives of children in Robertson County,” Paulson said. “We encourage everyone — whether you are simply curious about our services or if you know you are ready to make a commitment and get involved — to join us as we take this exciting next step in Robertson County.”

About Isaiah 117 House
Isaiah 117 House is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement. Currently, when a child is removed in a county without an Isaiah 117 House, the child must wait in the child welfare services office. The child is often dirty, hungry, tired, scared and unable to bring any personal possessions. Isaiah 117 House allows for that same child to never go to an office, but rather a home with loving volunteers to care for them.
Isaiah 117 House provides for that child’s needs, whatever they may be, in these critical moments between removal and placement. Isaiah 117 House has locations in Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia, and Florida. To learn more about Isaiah 117 House, visit www.isaiah117house.com.

Imagine instead of an office cubicle, children waiting for foster placement could be brought into this friendly and welcoming environment!🏡⁣

The photos below are part of an Isaiah 117 House where many caseworkers, children, and foster families have come to play, connect, and heal. ⁣

Support our journey to bring a home to Robertson County! Join us Sunday, June 13th @ 3 pm for our Expansion Kickoff Meeting! ❤️🏡⁣
#loveyourenotalone #changingthewayfostercarebegins

 

 

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3rd Saturday of each month thru October – Pleasant View’s – Cruise’n N Groove’n 

Cruise’n N Groove’n at the Pleasant View Village on 41A, South of intersections Hwy 49 & Hwy 41A, Starts May 15th thru October. Times: 5pm – 9pm.

We have music, several food choices, shopping for the ladies, and lots of cars.

Each month the Mayor will select Mayor’s Choice Vehicle, plus a “Pick of the Month” sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts.

At the October event, all six (6) Mayor’s Choice Vehicles will be up for TOP pick for the year voted on by the people.

Location: 214 Village Square Pleasant View, TN 37146

For more info, contact 615-746-0600 or Jim Hutchens 615-517-1423 or Larry Rediker 615-419-5214.

 

 

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(Springfield, TN)

Stokes Brown Public Library –

Check out the calendars below for the full schedule of storytimes.

 

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WEDNESDAYS – Farmers Market! – White House, TN 

When: Wednesdays from 3:30 PM CDT – 7 PM CDT

Come out and visit all of your favorite farmers!

We are excited to announce that the White House Farmers Market is now accepting applications for the 2021 farmers market season!

Please visit our website at www.whitehousetn.gov/FarmersMarket to view the policies and procedures and fill out an application.

The NEW location for the market this year will be at the White House Municipal Park (located at 420 HWY 76)!

Spots will be limited this year, but we are hoping to have more than years past!

We look forward to a new and fun season this year!

 

 

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(Springfield, TN) Sponsor

Ace Hardware Springfield – We’re here to help with your outdoor living!

We’ve got tons of grills, lounge chairs, canopies, tables, chairs, umbrellas, and more. Come see us soon!

Get your grill on at #AceHardware!

Ace Rewards members can shop their favorite grills online for FREE assembly & delivery. Visit acehardware.com for details and exclusions. #TheHelpfulPlace

Ace Hardware Springfield Memorial Day Sale is on!

Great deals for a great day! Get into Ace and ensure your ready to celebrate!

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Springfield Ace Hardware – Prevent bugs in your backyard up to 12 weeks with Cutter® Backyard™ Bug Control.

The 32oz. size is on sale now for $6.99 after your $3 Off Ace Rewards Card Discount. Limit 2. *Offer valid at participating locations June 1 – 29. #MyLocalAce

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JOBS: Greenbrier’s Makoto Japanese Steakhouse Is Hiring

The Makoto Japanese Steakhouse in Greenbrier is hiring across the board.

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Makoto is family-owned by long-time restaurant entrepreneurs and Robertson County residents and offers authentic Hibachi steak, chicken and shrimp, sushi, appetizers, bento boxes, kids menu, fried ice cream, and fried cheesecake along with beer and wine. Read More…

 

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THURSDAY, JUNE 17:  Cedar Hill Farmers Market 

New Farmers Market Coming Thursdays To Cedar Hill

When: Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 4 PM CDT – 8 PM CDT

Runs every two weeks through October

Where: Located behind Cedar Hill City Hall: 290 S Main St Cedar Hill, TN 37032

Nearly two dozen local vendors selling produce, clothing, plants, leather products, jewelry, baked goods, knife ware, candles, decor, flowers and more. We’re also excited to bring our local FFA chapter from JBHS in to assist support their program and to help shape and mold the future generations of farmers and create a long term sustainability for our Market.

Our Local Vendors:
Bellhollow Farms, Head Farms, Corbin Creek Greenhouse, Jo Byrns FFA, Gingham Roots, For The Love of Fabric, Sweet Loaves & Ivey, Hudson Barn, Roan Clay Designs, Wholesome Homemade Home, Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy, Perfectly Imperfect Gifts by Michelle, Tennessee Keepsakes, Gracefully Plain Jane, Rampant Lion, Leathersmith, The Tree Maker, Rustique Essentials, Cedar Hill FCE, Sugar Roots Bakery.

Delicious food can be purchased from the Santa Fe Food Truck!! Picnic tables will be placed near the food truck to allow patrons to eat onsite if they’d like.

Big Mikes Little Doughnuts will be there for the perfect snack or dessert. Pick up some homemade ice cream from Heads Farm or some lemonade from Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

Music will be provided by the guys from the Inglewood Old Time String Band.

You spoke and we listened. This year you’ll experience expanded food truck options by alternating food trucks during markets. Santa Fe will be with us for a market each month and another always different food truck will be there for the other market during the month. Also, we’ve added some new local vendors and are switching several vendors out each market to ensure variety and help us keep our market exciting and fresh. We have increased our roster of local farmers and growers, so this year you’ll be seeing more produce and organic products; especially as produce and other products come in and reach harvest time.

We work tirelessly to try and bring you local vendors with local products. If you are interested in being a vendor, please message me and let me know. Outside vendors are welcome, but priority will be set on local availability, range of products, etc.

 

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City of White House, Tennessee – The Splash Pad is open THIS Saturday!

The hours for the Splash Pad this year will be:
Monday: 9am – 8pm
Tuesday: 2pm – 8pm
Wednesday – Saturday: 9am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Weekends only after Labor Day until September 26th.

 

 

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(Springfield, TN) Sponsor

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At Springfield Carpet One Floor & Home, we offer the durable and scratch-resistant floors you’ve been waiting for! Save up to $1,000 on pet-friendly flooring today during our Claws + Paws Flooring Sale.

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Saturday Nights…Portland, Tn – Car, Motorcycle & Truck Show

Bring your classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and everyday car and SHOW them off on Main Street under the lights in Portland, TN on Saturdays from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. First Saturday in April through the last Saturday of October.

Address: 125 Main St. Portland, Tn 37148

 

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White House Public Library – Hey everyone, we are days away from our Fandomcon! June 5th

Checkout the schedule and map. We hope to see you there and remember, this event is the kick-off to our summer reading program. We will have two months’ worth of programs and a reading challenge as well!

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June 26-27: (Springfield, TN) Amateur Radio Operators Field Day Event 

ALL ENTHUSIASTS INVITED!

The Robertson County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the 2021 ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day Event on June 26-27. They will be located at the pavilion behind the Springfield YMCA.

This is an annual event in which amateur radio operators all across the country set up their equipment in remote locations attempting to make as many radio contacts as possible in a 24 hour period. This event is to demonstrate the use of amateur radio in the field in national and regional disaster situations.

Staff of Northcrest Medical Center will also be on hand offering free blood pressure tests, to discuss health related issues, and provide information on the Northcrest Medical Center Facilities from 11:00AM to 2:00PM on Saturday June 26th.

Come Join us and watch live amateur radio demonstrations and ask any question you may have about amateur radio beginning at 1:00PM Saturday, June 26th. It’s a great hobby!

From 2018 Video report…

Join The Robertson County Amateur Radio Club on Facebook

2013 Video report…

 

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NEIGHBORING ADAIRVILLE, KY

Sat. June 11- 12: Adairville Fire Dept Fundraiser – Adairville City Square

Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 11 AM CDT

The Adairville Fire Department is having a fundraiser on Saturday June 12th. This is in conjunction with the City Market Days and the guest band, No Deposit, the city is planning on having Friday and Saturday night on the Square.

Fire Department members and volunteers will be set up on the square in Adairville selling BBQ plates (sandwich, beans, chips, dessert and a drink) Saturday June 12th from 11:00AM until they sell out. Cost of plates will be by donation. They will also offer a pound of BBQ with no sides for $9.00.

Proceeds will be benefiting the restoration of their 1927 Fire Truck. This truck is one of the original trucks that serviced Adairville. Through a journey that spanned about 20 years and several states they re-acquired it to bring it back home to its rightful place.
The department is hoping to get enough donations to have it professionally restored to the red exterior, with Adairville Fire Department lettering. As well as vintage equipment true to the original issue.

This is a project that has been in the works for several years and one that the fire department knows would make all of Adairville proud to see accomplished. So please come out and enjoy some fine food, do some shopping at vendor booths and listen to some great music.

City Chief Zach Rouse
Rural Chief Teddy Smith
And the Adairville Fire Department

Adairville Kentucky Volunteer Fire Department & The City of Adairville is proud to announce that we will be having live Music on the Square Friday Jun 11th and Saturday June 12th, 2021 at 6:00 PM

No Deposit Band

LOVE – PEACE – MUSIC EST. 1969

www.nodepositband.com

Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy some tunes, and visit with family, neighbors and friends.

We hope to see you there.

(Food and drink vendors available for purchasing refreshments.)

Market Days are back on the Town Square in Adairviile Ky!

Wednesdays 12 PM to 5 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM to 1 PM. Quality products from people you know. Fresh produce market, Artisans, Crafts, Baked Goods and more…

Photos: Felicia Rivers and Kim Hayes Fowler

 

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