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West Tennessee Represented at Tourism Marketing College

Fortify your home with free tips from FEMA at West Tennessee Stores NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Homeowners rebuilding after the spring floods can receive valuable information from hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at hardware stores in West Tennessee, beginning Monday, July 26. The specialists can answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster damage, as well as offer other home improvement tips and techniques. Topics will include mold and mildew cleanup and prevention, flood insurance, flood- and wind-

resistant building methods, wind straps and other measures to make homes stronger and safer. Publications on these topics will also be available. FEMA mitigation specialists will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations July 26 through July 31: · Lowe’s, 8300 Highway 64, Bartlett, TN 38122; · Farmer’s Hardware Co., 104 W. Market St., Somerville, TN 38068. There is no cost to talk with the specialists.

Vendor applications available for 7th Annual Hatchie Fall Fest Sonya Outlaw-Clark

Lori Nunnery

Anyone in the Tourism Industry will tell you that the competition is tough, and it is growing tougher every year. There are many new, unexplored tourist destinations popping up around the globe, so it is imperative that destinations learn to develop, and thus implement, new and ever-evolving marketing strategies. Sonia Outlaw-Clark, Executive Director of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center and Lori Nunnery, Executive Director of the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau will be spending a week at the Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College the week of July 25 – 30, to attend classes which target methods in which

the tourism bureaus may remain competitive. “West Tennessee is full of fascinating places and it’s so important that we let the rest of the world know what we have, especially here in Brownsville and Haywood County,” says OutlawClark. “That’s why I’m so excited to be participating in this college and learning new and innovative ways to promote our events and attractions.” The Marketing College takes place in Dahlonega, Georgia, on the campus of the North Georgia College and State University and brings together tourism related professionals from all over the Southeast.

Circles of Hope Telethon to benefit the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

On Sunday, August 15, 2010, the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse will host its 27th Annual Circles of Hope Telethon. This event will be held at the Carl Perkins Civic Center and will be broadcast live on WBBJ TV ABC 7 from 1:00-10:00 pm. This year’s theme is Somewhere there’s a Child – Child abuse is Real, Tragic, Preventable. The Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse is asking the community to get involved and join the team so that we can get help to these children “We as a community must get involved, somewhere there’s a child that the needs our help and the Carl Perkins Center’s services,” said Chris Allison, 2010 Circles of Hope Telethon Chairperson. “The 27th Annual Circles’ of Hope Telethon is the primary fund raiser for the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. “I support the Carl Perkins Center because of the children I see every day … children with broken spirits, broken bones, broken hearts. I give so that I can dream of a world where child

abuse doesn’t exist and all children live happy, safe lives. I give because I believe in a better world. I give because I believe in the Carl Perkins Center”. Janeane Moore, Office Manager, Chester County All funds raised are used to provide programs and services to the children and families of West Tennessee. The Center now has 18 locations and serves 21 counties and last year, served over 6,453 individuals. The Center offers a variety of services designed to meet each individual’s needs. Services offered by the Center include Crisis intervention and case management, individual and group counseling, child advocacy services, emergency services, parenting training and parenting groups, supervised visitation, relative caregiver program, a food pantry, clothes closet, and a toll free 24-hour hotline. The Circles of Hope Telethon is a live event and is open to the public. The Center invites everyone to come and have a good time. To make a pledge, contact Julie McMahon at 4-A-CHILD (422-4453) or 1-800-249-7397

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Becky Booth is having a Birthday! She’s turning 60 right before our eyes. August 3rd is the actual date. Isn’t her age a big surprise?

Robbery Continued from Page A1 for a preliminary hearing in General Session Court on August 17, 2010.


bond amount of $25,000 that covers all Deputies.

Marjorie Vaulx

I want to be the Voice for District 8 Constituents

“A Voice for the People” County Commissioner District 8 - Position 2

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Give you an opportunity to participate in the workings of county government. Keep you informed on available resources, grants, job opportunities and issues that might affect our district. Support and improve our schools and the education of our children.

BROWNSVILLE, TN (July 26, 2010): Arts and crafts vendors, businesses and organizations are invited to submit their application to participate in this year’s Hatchie Fall Fest Saturday, October 16, in Brownsville, Tenn. Last year over 100 vendors gathered around the court square to sell their merchandise and promote their services. Despite frigid temperatures, attendance at the 2009 festival was estimates at 5,000 with over 7,000 expected at this year’s event. Vendor spaces are 15’x15’ and available with or without electricity. Opening ceremonies for the festival will begin at 10 a.m. and entertainment and events are planned to last until 8 p.m. Please note that most food concession spots have been filled. If you are a food vendor who serves an unusual or specialty item, call to confirm that no other

vendor will be selling your specific items before submitting an application. The Hatchie Fall Fest is a family-friendly festival that celebrates the Hatchie River and Brownsville-Haywood County. It includes all day entertainment, contest and tours, car show, arts and crafts vendors and a variety of foods. The event is held annually on the third Saturday in October. Festival

admission is free. To learn more about the Hatchie Fall Fest or to download a vendor application, visit the website at www. Vendor applications are also available at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, 121 Sunny Hill Cove, behind McDonald’s at I-40 and Exit 56 in Brownsville, Tenn.; or call 731-7799000 or 731-780-5144.

Tucker Johnson

County Commissioner District 9 Position 1 Use your WRITE-In option to vote for a Fresh Perspective!

Grounded in Haywood County: -Long Time Resident -Family roots going back decades -Daughter in Haywood County school system

Dedicated to Community: -Trustee of Stanton Preservation Trust -Member, West TN Detention Center Commity Relations Board -Past member, Hardeman Co. Health Center Board of Directors (Stanton Clinic) -Family history of public service

Hard-working Professional: -20-year career in psychology -Undergraduate and gradute degrees in psychology Paid for by Tucker Johnson for County Commissioner


Use your WRITE-In option to vote for a Fresh Perspective! -Long Time Resident -Family roots going back decades -Daughter in Haywood County s...