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Summer Meal Times
Cumberland County School Nutrition Program Tuesday May 17, 2016

The Cumberland County School Nutrition Program has announced its sponsorship of the 2016 Seamless Summer Option Summer Food Service Program. This program provides meals to all children without charge, and no discrimination will be tolerated. Meal dates and locations are as follows:
May 25&26 @ Pine Grove: Snack 7:00 am-8:00 am, Supper 6:15 pm-7:30 pm

May 25-27 @ Crab Orchard Elementary: Breakfast 8-8:30, Lunch 11:30-12

May 25-June 30 M-F (Closed May 30) @ Glenn Martin Elementary: Breakfast 8-8:30, Lunch 11-12

May 25-July 29 M-F (Closed May 30 & July 4) @ Pine View Elementary: Breakfast 8:30-9, Lunch 11:30-12

May 25-July 29 M-F (Closed July 4) @ Cumberland County High School: Breakfast 8-9, Lunch 11-12

May 25-July 29 M-Th (Closed May 30 & July 4-8) @ Baby Birds Learning Center: Breakfast 8-8:45, Lunch 10:45-11:15

May 25-August 3 M-F (closed May 30th & July 4th) @ The Zoo Krew: Breakfast 8:40-8:45, Lunch 11:50-12:00

May 25-August 3 M-F (closed May 30th & July 4-8) @ North Cumberland Elementary: Breakfast 7-8, Lunch 11-12

May 31-July 29 M-Sa (Closed July 4) @ Pinewood Housing Development: Lunch 11:45-11:55, Snack 11:55-12 AND @ @ Rosewood Housing Development: Lunch 12:15-12:25, Snack 12:25-12:30 AND @ Obed Development: Lunch 12-12:10, Snack 12:10-12:15 AND @ Ivey Avenue Lunch 12:30-12:40, Snack 12:40-12:45 AND @ Green Meadows: Lunch 11:20-11:30, Snack 11:30-11:35 AND @ Gateway Center: Lunch 11:30-11:40, Snack 2-2:20

May 31-July 29 M-F (Closed July 4) @ Meadow Apartments: Lunch 11-11:10, Snack 11:10-11:15 AND @ Kidz Connection: Lunch 10:45-10:50, Snack 2-2:05 AND @ Homestead Elementary: Breakfast 7-8:30, Lunch 10:30-12 AND @ Heather Ridge Apartments: Lunch 11:10-11:20, Snack 11:20-11:25 AND @ Stone Memorial High School: Breakfast 7:30-8:30, Lunch 11-12:15 AND @ Stewart Place Apartments: Lunch 12:45-1, Snack 1-1:10 AND @ First United Methodist Church: Lunch 11:20-11:25, Snack 3-3:05 AND Eureka Drive Playstreet: Lunch 12:10-12:20, Snack 12:20-12:25 AND @ Cumberland Fellowship Summer Camp: Lunch 11:45-11:55, Snack 2:30-2:45 AND @ Pleasant Hill Elementary: Breakfast 8-8:30, Lunch 11-11:40 AND @ Pleasant Hill Housing Development: Lunch 12:10-12:15, Snack 12:15-12:20 AND @ Christian Academy: Lunch 11:15-11:25, Snack 3-3:10

May 31-July 29 SUNDAYS ONLY @ Bible Baptist Church: Snack 10-10:15, Lunch 11:50-12

June 1-July 27 WEDNESDAYS ONLY @ Bible Baptist Church: Supper 5:30-6, Snack 7:15-7:30

June 1-August 3 WEDNESDAYS ONLY @ Pine Grove: Snack 7:45am-8am, Supper 6:30-7

June 6-10 @ Duer Soccer Complex: Snack 8:30am-9am, Lunch 11:30-12

June 6-July 20 M-F (Closed June 20-24 & July 4) @ ABC Dance Academy: Lunch 10-10:30, Supper 3-3:30

June 14-July 28 Tu-Th @ TAD Center: Lunch 11:05-11:10, Snack 2-2:05

June 20-24 @ Cumberland County Playhouse: Snack 10:15-10:45

July 11-15 @ South Cumberland Varsity Cheerleaders Camp: Breakfast 9-9:15, Lunch 11:30-12

July 17-July 21 M-Th & Su @ Bible Baptist Church: Supper 6-6:30, Snack 7:45 pm-8pm


Tennessee Among Top Number of Boating Accidents
National Safe Boating Council Tuesday May 17, 2016

New recreational boating statistics were released by the U.S. Coast Guard just in time for National Safe Boating Week, which kicks off this weekend through May 27. Tennessee ties with Washington for No. 10 in the nation for boating accidents, with 107 boating mishaps in the states in 2015. Download the full report at

Nationally, drowning was the reported cause of death in three-fourths of recreational boating fatalities in 2015, and that 85 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. You never know when there may be a boating mishap, so it's important that everyone onboard always wears a life jacket.

The National Safe Boating Council will kick off its Wear It! campaign promoting safe boating and life jackets with National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27. I'd love to connect you with a local boating expert or Rachel Johnson, Executive Director of the National Safe Boating Council, to talk about boating safety.


Cumberland County High School Graduate Receives $1500 Scholarship
Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association Tuesday May 17, 2016

LiviaJo Abston of Crossville was recently awarded a $1,500 UGO-Bargain Barn Scholarship Scholarship Award from the Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation.

A graduate of Cumberland County High Scool, Abston will attend Tennessee Technological University and major in Nursing. We are so proud of LiviaJo and all of our scholarship recipients, said Rob Ikard, TGCSA president. These awards represent investment in what makes Tennessees food industry work: its people.

The Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation presented 134 scholarships this year valued at $139,150 to students in the food industry. Eligible recipients are either employed by TGCSA member firms, or have parents who are full-time employees of a TGCSA member firm.


TVA considering small modular reactor near Oak Ridge
AP Tuesday May 17, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Just a week after voting to scrap an unfinished 1970s-era nuclear power plant in Alabama, the Tennessee Valley Authority began taking steps toward possible future construction of small modular reactors.

TVA spokesman Jim Hopson says several designs for the new generation reactors are in the pipeline to be certified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. TVA is asking the commission to approve a site plan that could accommodate any one of those designs at its Clinch River site near Oak Ridge.

Hopson says the small reactors produce around 80-200 megawatts of power. In comparison, the traditional reactor at TVA's Watts Bar Unit 2 will produce around 1150 megawatts.

Unlike large reactors, the small reactors can be operated at different power levels and are designed to be used in combination.


Cumb. Co. Schools to Continue Current Transgender Protocol
Peg Broadcasting News/AP Tuesday May 17, 2016

Superintendent Donald Andrews, after corresponding with Governor Haslam, has issued a statement that Cumberland County Schools will follow current transgender protocol for the remainder of the 2015-2016 academic school year.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, who opposed a transgender bathroom bill in the Tennessee Legislature, is speaking out against a directive by President Barack Obama's administration that public schools must allow students to use facilities consistent with their gender identity.

Haslam said in a statement Monday that he disagrees with what he called a "heavy-handed approach." The governor said such sensitive issues should be handled by local school boards - and not by the state or the federal government.

The Tennessee bill seeking to require students to use restrooms and locker rooms corresponding to the gender listed on their birth certificates was withdrawn before the end of the legislative session last month to allow legal challenges to play out in other states that have passed similar measures.


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