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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Coach Watson Brown will provide opening remarks at a public education forum for aging services in Tennessee. The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD)—in partnership with Upper Cumberland Development District Area Agency on Aging—presents a free educational event: Tennessee for a Lifetime. Topics will include: Aging in Place, TBI Scam and Fraud Defense, Medicare, Nursing Homes/Assisted Living, The Basics of a Healthy Diet, and Social Security. Representatives from a variety of different organizations will be available to help answer questions or concerns regarding services such as Medicare, Social Security, and Veterans Services. Tennessee for a Lifetime will take place in the Whitson-Hester Nursing Building on the campus of Tennessee Tech University on July 25, 2015; doors open at 7:30am, and the program runs from 8:30am to noon. This event is free and open to the public, and a light, healthy breakfast will be provided. Participants are encouraged to register either online at www.tn4lifetime.org or by calling Jennifer Birdwell at 931-476-4164.
Two 101st Airborne Division soldiers are being given back equipment that's believed to have saved their lives in Afghanistan. The military says ceremonies are set at the post Thursday for Staff Sgt. Joseph Mata of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, and 1st Lt. Sean Johnson of Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment. Fort Campbell, located on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line, says Mata's helmet protected him when an explosive device threw his vehicle nearly 15 feet in September 2010. The post says Johnson was wearing body armor with a side armor plate that stopped shrapnel from entering his abdomen when a roadside bomb detonated during a June 2013 foot patrol. Program Executive Office Soldier, the organization in Virginia that develops body armor and other equipment, had collected the battle-damaged pieces for analysis.
Nashville's Music City Center is now home to 100,000 bees as part of the venue's sustainability initiative. Local 8 Now reports the convention center announced this week it has added four hives of European honeybees to the green roof. Officials expect the bees will produce 360 pounds of honey annually beginning in spring 2016. Half the honey will be used by Center's culinary team. The other half will be bottled and given to clients for promotional use. Officials say the honeybees will fly up to a mile away to gather pollen. This means much of Nashville can benefit from the help of the bees, which fertilize about 85 percent of plants. The honeybee population has been in decline recently. Urban beekeeping may help sustain bee populations across the country. (Image Courtesy WVLT)
Everyone is invited to attend the WIC DAY celebration at the Cumberland County Health Department on Friday, June 19th, from 9 am to 12 noon. WIC is a supplemental food program that promotes healthy babies and healthy families. There will free giveaways, snacks, and door prizes. The health department is located at 1503 South Main street. For more information call the health department at 484-6196.
On Tuesday, July 14 there will be a mandatory meeting for all parents of CCHS football players. The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm in the gym classroom. Coach Johnson will be discussing season expectations and other information will be given out. The booster club officers will also have information to share. Go Jets!