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Cumberland County at the Tennessee State Fair in Wilson County!

IT’S FAIR TIME IN TENNESSEE!
 
Cumberland County will be making an appearance at the Tennessee State Fair in Wilson County!
 
Since 1906, the Tennessee State Fair has remained a highlight! Taking place in Lebanon, TN, the Tennessee State Fair is happening from August 18-27, 2022, and represents all 95 counties in Tennessee!
 
This year’s county exhibit theme is “Travel Tennessee,” and we are proud to display some of Cumberland County’s greatest assets!

Obed River Park Receives AARP Grant

The Cumberland County Obed River Park is one of 260 grantees, nationwide, out of more than 3,200 applicants, to be chosen for a 2022 Community Challenge Grant from AARP.
 
This generous grant from AARP was for $9,850 and will be used to transform one of the Obed River Park’s picnic shelters into an outdoor classroom. The classroom will include seating, whiteboards, flooring, and planter boxes.
 
Beth Wyatt-Davis with the Cumberland County Mayor’s Office stated, “we are honored to be chosen as one of AARP’s grantees this year. Our hope is that this outdoor classroom will be used by residents, groups, and non-profits to encourage engagement, educational opportunities, and social interaction in our community.”
 
*Pictured are Dr. Mitchell Olszewski, AARP Volunteer Leader, Stacy Pennington, AARP Community Outreach Director, and Beth Wyatt-Davis, Office Manager for Cumberland County Mayor, Allen Foster

CCHD: INFO AVAILABLE FOR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS TO FIND SAFE INFANT FORMULA SUBSITUTIONS

Crossville, Tenn. – The Cumberland County Department of Health is encouraging parents and caregivers to go to the Tennessee WIC website, https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/fhw/wic.html for important information on the infant formula shortage that is impacting many people in our county, the state and across the country.
 
“We know the infant formula shortage is a scary time for parents and caregivers, but our staff are here to help and there are several helpful resources available to help,” said Angela Slaven (County Health Department Director).
 
A substitution list of nutritionally equivalent formulas can be found at https://www.tn.gov/…/TN-WIC-Temporary-Formula…. The formula substitution list is pertinent to all consumers, regardless of if they are a WIC participant or not.
 
Tips for parents and caregivers:
• Do not dilute formula because this can lead to chemical imbalances that can be dangerous for an infant.
• The FDA and American Association of Pediatrics strongly discourage using homemade formula. It could cause additional health concerns such as chemical imbalances, gastrointestinal distress, or allergic reactions.
• Parents should consult with their pediatrician about introducing cow’s milk if their baby is close to one year of age. It may be a good option for a limited time depending on your baby’s age and other conditions.
• Parents can begin to introduce solid foods beginning at 4 months of age for healthy infants for additional nutritional support. Parents can consult with their provider or American Academy of Pediatrics resources for additional information https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx
• Parents should only use FDA-regulated infant or toddler formulas and please consult your pediatrician or local WIC office if you have questions or concerns about formula.
 
A mother’s breastmilk is the best nutritional support for her baby if she is able to breastfeed. Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed if possible. Families, workplaces, community spaces, and religious groups can encourage this by providing appropriate space and time to breastfeed.
 
For more information contact the Cumberland County Health Department at (931) 484-6196.
 
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Early Voting Begins Today!

Early voting for the May 3 primary election begins TODAY, April 13th and runs through Thursday, April 28th with the exception of April 15, Good Friday. Hours are Mon – Fri 8 – 5 pm and Saturday 8 – Noon.

Early voting is NOT across the street from the old Courthouse anymore.

New location: 83 Northside Ln, near the flea market and past Rural King