Knox County Democrat Woman’s Club News

August 23, 2015
Photo Submitted  Jessie Wyatt, Tammy Baker, guest of honor/scholarship winner, Hailey Bledsoe, Dora Sue Oxendine Farmer and Jakalyn Jackson, Alena Carnes, Mayla McKeehan, Wendy Farmer McRight, Melissa Newman, Estelle Bayer, Debbie Holbrook, and Regina Bledsoe

Photo Submitted
Jessie Wyatt, Tammy Baker, guest of honor/scholarship winner, Hailey Bledsoe, Dora Sue Oxendine Farmer and Jakalyn Jackson, Alena Carnes, Mayla McKeehan, Wendy Farmer McRight, Melissa Newman, Estelle Bayer, Debbie Holbrook, and Regina Bledsoe

From the spring into the summer months, the Knox County Democrat Woman’s Club continued to explore several timely and news worthy topics including: learning about Knox County’s Women’s Shelter, investigating the potential risks of GMO foods, seeds and the decline of our bee population, learning to use Knox County newest touch screen voting machines and congratulating and hosting Miss Hailey Bledsoe, KCDWC’s 2015 scholarship winner with a tea in her honor .


In April, the Knox County’s Democrat Women heard Ms. Jennifer Smith, from the Knox County’s Women’s Shelter speak on what the KCEOC (Knox County Economic Opportunity Council) agency provides as well as the services that the agency has available for helping women deal with homelessness and safety from spousal abuse. Jennifer gave the members hand outs which described items that were always needed at the shelter. All donations either material or financial were welcomed and could be brought to the shelter anytime, Jennifer remarked.

At the beginning of the May 12, 2015, meeting, Knox County’s County Court Clerk, Mr. Mike Corey, spoke to the group about the newest voting machines that the county had purchased. With some of the newest technology available, a new machine was brought into the meeting room and set up where members practiced using it to cast sample ballots. Mr. Corey told several amusing anecdotes concerning voting and others about some very interesting characters in Knox County’s history.

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