DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION
OLD STONE FORT STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
732 STONE FORT DRIVE
MANCHESTER, TN 37355
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park will hold their 37th bi-annual Knap-in and Pre-historic Skills event Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2013 at the park museum. Demonstrators practicing the primitive skill of spear point or arrowhead making, otherwise known as flintknappers, will be present Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. Use of the atlatl or spear-throwing stick will be taught Friday afternoon and all day Saturday with international accuracy contests for the more experienced users taking place Friday and Saturday afternoons. Those that have artifacts that they’ve wondered about or wanted to know the age of arrowheads they’ve found can have a state archaeologist identify it all day Saturday. Other programs during the main day, Saturday, will include cordage or rope making from plants, pottery making, a plant identification and use walk, a talk on current research in Tennessee archaeology, and a guided hike around the Native American mound site known as the Old Stone Fort. See the complete schedule of events below or call the park office at (931)723-5073 or email Park Manager Keith Wimberley at Keith.Wiimberley@tn.gov for more information.
9:00 am to 3:00 pm – artifact identification by state archaeologist Mark Norton
10:00 am – guided hike around the ceremonial mounds of the Old Stone Fort led by Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
11:30 am – discussion of current research in Tennessee archaeology by State Archaeologist Mark Norton
12:00 pm – cordage making demonstration by Alan Powell
1:00 pm – plant identification and usage walk led by Alan Powell, owner of the non-profit food hub Nashville Grown
2:00 pm – international atlatl competition (experienced/skilled throwers only)
2:30 pm – pottery demonstration by AEDC Archaeologist Shawn Chapman
3:00 pm – cordage making demonstration by Alan Powell
The Coffee County Visually Impaired Person’s Group will meet on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Main Street Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Manchester.
Dr. Tom Marcrom, Pharmicist at Marcrom’s Pharmacy, will be the guest speaker.
Anyone with any degree of visual loss and family are urged to attend and join.
Also, we welcome volunteers.
For more information call Betty Clem at 455-5592.
FOOD PANTRY Next date is May 7 from 6-7 p.m. There is NO CHARGE FOR THIS FOOD. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. The Food Pantry is located on Will Hickerson Road, Manchester. From Manchester, take Highway 55 toward Tullahoma. Turn left at the Industrial Park sign, then turn on the FIRST ROAD on the RIGHT, second building on the right. From Tullahoma, take Highway 55 toward Manchester. Turn right at the Industrial Park sign, then turn on the FIRST ROAD on the RIGHT, second building on the right.
COMMON THREADS CLOTHES CLOSET – Next date is May 7 from 6-7 p.m. There is NO CHARGE FOR CLOTHING. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. The Clothes Closet is located on Will Hickerson Road, Manchester. From Manchester, take Highway 55 toward Tullahoma. Turn left at the Industrial Park sign, then turn on the FIRST ROAD on the RIGHT, second building on the right. From Tullahoma, take Highway 55 toward Manchester. Turn right at the Industrial Park sign, then turn on the FIRST ROAD on the RIGHT, second building on the right.
Tullahoma Utilities Board to Celebrate National Drinking Water Week
Tullahoma Utilities Board (TUB) will celebrate the American Water Works Association’s National Drinking Water Week May 5-11 of this year.
Additionally, TUB will be hosting its annual Drinking Water Week Celebration on Thursday, May 9th 3:30-5:30 p.m.
This year’s celebration will consist of free pizza, drinks, a prize wheel with cash money giveaways, a bounce house provided by the Tullahoma Fire Department, and much, much more! This year, the staff of TUB is incorporating a few carnival-style games for attendees.
Furthermore, the Tullahoma High School cheerleaders will be on-site to paint faces, and there will be several water tapping demonstrations throughout the afternoon by employees of the Water Department. This year’s Water Tapping Team—comprised of Jason Wells, Mark Alcocer, Wayne Tippler, and Travis Partin—will travel to Louisville, Kentucky, in July to showcase their skills and compete against other utility teams. These employees work diligently to ensure the quality and delivery of Tullahoma’s water.
“Drinking Water Week provides an excellent time to focus on the role we all play in understanding and caring for our water supplies and systems,” said American Water Works Assoication (AWWA) Executive Director David LaFrance. “Let’s use this opportunity to help protect all of our communities’ health and vitality by learning more about how we maintain a safe and sustainable supply of drinking water.”
For more than 35 years, AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week – a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Additional information about Drinking Water Week can be found at www.awwa.org.
Founded in 1881, the American Water Works Association is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational society committed to the safety and improvement of water quality and supply. Focusing its work in four strategic areas, Knowledge Creation and Exchange, Leadership and Advocacy, Member Engagement and Development, and Organizational Stewardship, AWWA unites the full spectrum of the water community to advance water management, education and science and to advocate for smart water policies.
“The event should be a lot of fun for everyone,” said Scott Young, Water and Wastewater Department Manager at TUB.
The event is family-friendly, and everything is free! Come on out to TUB for an afternoon of food, prizes, and fun.
Parking will be available in TUB’s north and south parking lots, with a golf cart escort to help people to and from the event.
For more information on the event, call Tullahoma Utilities Board at 455-4515, or stop by the office at 901 South Jackson Street Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
SCHBAT Bass Fishing Tournament
South Central Home Builders Association of Tennessee is sponsoring a fishing tournament at the Winchester Bass Club on May 11th.
Entry fee is $50 per person for a two person boat ($100 per boat). Ease off will be at 6:00 AM and the entry fee includes a meal ticket for lunch.
First prize is $1,000 and third prize is $250. There is also a prize of 10% of the entry fees for the largest non-bass fish.
The money raised will be used to assist with community activities.