Clean Up & Trail of Treats Made for BUSY Day

Ay yi yi… what a busy day in LaVergne!  We started this morning at Hurricane Creek Boat Ramp with a clean-up activity. Tons of people showed up, including this old woman with creaking limbs, an out-of-control sciatic nerve, and easily-sunburned skin!  My little group filled up three bags of litter from along Stones River Road.

Photos after the jump…

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Our Most Popular Post

Hellooooo…  for fun, here’s a link to the single most popular post on This is LaVergne.  You’ll be surprised.

Contacting Animal Control

First, thanks to the many kind words today from people passing by our table at the Trail of Treats (some photos to follow).  One person asked if the city has any animal control officers and I promised to link some contact info tonight.

Rutherford County Pet Adoption & Welfare Services

If there is immediate danger, you may call 911 (emergencies only).

If you have been bitten by a neighborhood dog, but the pooch isn’t tearing your throat out, you may call the local police to file a report.  The dog will likely be quarantined even if shots are up to date.  To reach local police – the non-emergency number…

Finally, thank you again to the kind souls who donated candy or money for our table today.  Happy Halloween!

Campaign Finance Disclosure, Period Ending 10-23-10

The title says it all, right?  Linked are the campaign finance disclosures from the candidates seeking election in LaVergne.  The beginning date of the reporting period is October 1st and the ending date is October 23rd.  I have also attached Earl Wilson’s from the last reporting period.  Teresa Bess Smith’s disclosure from the last and current reporting period are also attached in one file document.

Peruse away….

Mayor’s Race (in alphabetical order)

Ronnie Erwin-Disclosure-10-10

Senna Mosley-Disclosure-10-10

Mike Slinker-Disclosure-10-10

Aldermen’s Race (in alphabetical order)

Tom Broeker-Disclosure-10-10

Chris Farmer-Disclosure-10-10

David Gammon-Disclosure-10-10

Sherry Green-Disclosure-10-10

Katherine “Kandy” Pierce-Disclosure-10-10

Teresa Bess Smith-Disclosure-9-10 & 10-10

Earl Wilson – Disclosure-9-10

Need Something to do on Saturday?

Get in line if you want to join the “Autumn is my favorite time of the year club”… We finally have relief from the hot summer weather, the mosquitoes have gone into hibernation (we hope), and the smell of leaves is wonderful.  Fall is definitely a good time to get out and get some fresh air!  If you’re from LaVergne, we also have plenty of activities for you this weekend!

On Saturday

9:00 a.m. Community Clean-Up
Location is the old road bed along Hurricane Creek Boat Ramp off of Stones River Road. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the clean-up is at 9:30am.  A hot dog lunch will be provided.  Remember to dress down!  Wear appropriate clothing to clean trash. Bags and gloves will be provided.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Trail of Treats
Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and come to Veterans Memorial Park.  50 local businesses, vendors, churches, etc. will be there to hand out candy to children.  WE WILL BE THERE, TOO!  My thanks to the readers of who have provided candy and/or helped pay for candy.  I need to make some signs now!

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Free Bean Dinner
A bean dinner will be served at Jerry Butler’s Realty office, located next to SunTrust Bank on 5068 Murf. Road. Beans, soups and cornbread will be served, but attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy or donation for Lt. Cindy Murphy’s toy drive for the children.  LPD usually services around 150 families at Christmas.

If you’re from Smyrna or love bowling, here’s something for you from the Smyrna Bowling Center,

Grand re-opening of “This End” is now set for Oct 30th from 11am till 6pm and everyone that comes in that day will recieve one free game and shoes. I am also planning to have many things set up outside in the parking lot for everyone to do and enjoy. I have the Smyrna fire dept smokehouse, the Nation guard rock climbing wall, art booth by Ron Knight, id kits from D.A.R.E., Chris’ gifts and much more coming to this event. Please mark your calendars now to stop. Bring the young ones and they will get bowl in costume their one free game!

And if you’re from Murfreesboro, here’s something for you…

7:00 a.m. – ??  Yard Sale
2281 Oak Hill Drive, Murfreesboro, Tn.
Northfield to Left on Lascassas Hwy, 1/4 mile to left into Village of Garrison Cove (Aberdeen Dr.) first driveway on the left.

On Sunday

TRICK OR TREAT for LaVergne! Time is usually when it turns dark until 8:00’ish p.m.  Remember, only go to houses with porch lights on.  Parents, check the candy before kids eat it!

And other stuff

Finally, the city is trying to get an idea about how many will attend the swearing-in ceremony of the mayor and aldermen on November 18th.  The room holds 150 people, so they are trying to get an idea if the space will be big enough.  Click here to let the city know yea or nay.

Also, I will be heading back to the Rutherford County Election Commission tomorrow to pick up the latest required campaign finance disclosures.  I hope to have them scanned and posted by this time tomorrow, if possible.  Am very hopeful that some will be more forthcoming than they were the last round.  And that’s all I’m saying about that…

Tornadic Tuesday

Just received a message from Rutherford County Schools… they will not dismiss early in the event of a tornado warning.  If there is an active tornado warning at dismissal time, children will not be released – buses or otherwise.  If parents come to the schools to pick up their children, they will only be released if there is no active tornado warning AND it will be an excused absence.

Other news… here’s a link to the alderman survey from the DNJ.  I admit that although I’ve read the answers, I have not concentrated on them, so you’re on your own to educate yourselves on what the candidates said.   I do plan to pick up more campaign finance disclosure forms tomorrow and will get them scanned and posted as soon as I can.

Stay safe, LaVergne!


Great Weekend to Camp

Here’s a l’il bit o’nothing for your Friday.  I’m 0ff to go camping for the weekend, so talk amongst yourselves… if your comment goes into “moderation” I won’t be back until Sunday to look (unless I have cell phone reception where I’m going).

Meanwhile, some Friday topics to discuss:

Lots of discussion on the article about Mr. Ash over at the DNJ.

If you haven’t tried the new L’il Cakes cupcake store next to CiCi’s, you MUST.  The Italian cream cupcakes are amazing. Cupcakes cost about $3’ish each (more or less).

My friend was bitten by a neighborhood dog while jogging.  It’s true.  I have friends who jog.

I told Mayor Erwin today that he’s LaVergne’s version of Jeff Fisher… what with his moustache and rugged good looks.  He poo-poo’d me.  Hanging out at the polling site is a wonderful way to get to know the people running for office… it’s been a lot of fun.

Finally, give someone an unexpected hug today.  I heard last night that one of my favorite cooks from Bridgestone Arena (where I work to raise money for a non-profit) died in a car crash on Saturday after he clocked out.  He leaves behind a sick wife and two children under the age of three.  Life is so precious and can sometimes be too short and too tragic.  Make every moment count.  Give someone an unexpected hug today.  Rest in peace, Brian.