President's Message - December 2, 2013



December 2, 2013


During this time of the year, it’s the return of the “Winter Cough” that is a dread.  To force air from the lungs creates an irritating sharp noise.  But, when finishing off a Hall’s Cough Drop, the comments on the wrapper help soothe.  They include - “Don’t give up on yourself”, “Nothing you can’t handle”, “Power thoughts”, “Take charge and mean it”, “Impress yourself today”, “Buckle down and push forth”, and “Don’t waste a precious minute.”

 It could be that a psychologist had been consulted by Hall’s, and the prescription was to bypass the disturbing “Winter Cough” experience by diverting the thought process to thinking positive about “Free Associations” after the dread has passed.

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President's Message November 2013

November 6, 2013

Some have described November as the most difficult scheduling month of the year.

From the high of 14 hours 53 minutes when summer began until the 9 hours 42 minutes ending November, we have lost almost 5 daylight hours.

Yes, grass cutting is over, but leaves need raking; baseball is over, but football and basketball merge and other winter sports emerge. Halloween is over, but Thanksgiving is almost here. It’s time to remember where you put the long underwear, ‘cause on frosty November mornings, the cattle still must be fed.

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President's Message - Refocus

August 14, 2013


The annual meeting of Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development Council (August 8-9, 2013, Linden, Tennessee) was successfully hosted by Buffalo-Duck RC&D.

A seminar presentation on Tennessee Economic and Community Development, University of Tennessee Extension Programs, Land Trust Options and Tennessee Department of Education goals was welcomed by attendees.

During the business session of the Board of Directors, an unexpected twist occurred. A majority of the current officers were unanimously re-elected. The message was clear - finish the job. A focus must be placed on the sustainability of individual Councils.

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