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January 7, 2010

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145th YEAR - NO. 35

SERVING CHESTER COUNTY SINCE 1865

75 CENTS

First of the decade arrives Jan. 1 Baby Bradley Alton Hampton By James A. Webb General Manager

Steward out of hospital, charged with murder The man allegedly responsible for the death of a Henderson Police Officer has been released from the hospital and formally RICKY charged with his STEWARD murder. Henderson resident Ricky Steward was arrested and placed in Madison County custody Saturday after spending nearly three weeks in Jackson-Madison County General Hospital for multiple gunshot wounds he received during an armed robbery shootout with local law enforcement officers resulting in the death of Henderson Police Capt. Dennis Cagle on Dec. 13. Steward was charged with murder in perpetration of a felony, attempted first degree murder and aggravated robbery. A court date for Steward has not yet been set. Ricky Steward’s wife, Cheryl Steward, who was also charged in the death of Cagle, will face a judge at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan.22. According to court documents, she has hired Indiana attorney Dock McDowell Jr. from Merrillville who is licensed to practice law in Tennessee. Cagle was responding to an armed robbery call at the local grocery store when he and Sheriff’s Deputy Don Purvis engaged in a shootout with the perpetrator. Cagle was shot once in the abdomen after exchanging several rounds of gunfire with Steward on Dec. 10 during an attempted armed robbery at Save-A-Lot. He is the first law enforcement officer in Henderson and Chester County to die from wounds suffered in the line of duty.

County Commission to meet next Monday The Chester County board of commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. in regular session on Monday, Jan. 11 at the Public Safety Building. Their brief agenda includes: officials report for second quarter, approve updated county road list, and any other business to come before the Commission.

Ronnie and Rhonda Hampton celebrated the new year like many, attending a party at a relative’s home. At the time they did not realize, however, that they were also celebrating the birthday of their second child. Bradley Alton Hampton arrived at 8:34 a.m. Jan. 1 after delivery at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, joining his big sister, two-year old Bricey. “We were on the way home from the party when I started having labor pains,” said Rhonda. “I thought it was nothing, but it got worse.” They phoned their doctor who urged them to go straight to the hospital, and they arrived about 5 a.m. “I expected to go back home, because I did not think I was in labor,” Rhonda concluded. However, since Rhonda had experienced gestational diabetes, the decision was made to undergo a C-section, and Bradley arrived on the scene

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Ronnie and Rhonda Hampton are the proud parents of the first Chester County baby born in 2010 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Bradley Alton Hampton spent his first week in ICU after arriving at 8:34 a.m. Jan. 1. shortly therafter. Bradley was a big surprise for the Jacks Creek couple since he was not due until Jan. 28. Bricey hasn’t seen her brother yet. “She’s been asking ‘Is baby here mommy, baby here?’ She is anxious to see him.” The Hampton’s have simple dreams for their children. “I want Bradley to be able to

go to college, and build a good life for himself, and do whatever he wants,” Rhonda said. “I just want him to do well for himself,” said Ronnie. “But right now I just want to go home.” The family hoped to bring Bradley home Thursday, just in time for his first snow fall.

Long-time Tennessee politician Henderson man leads deputy on county line chase dies following brief illness What would have been a routine traffic stop turned into a dual county car chase early Sunday morning for Chester County law enforcement. Raymond A. Neisler Jr., 31, of Henderson, was arrested with multiple charges including felony evading arrest, driving under the NEISLER influence, reckless driving, driving on a cancelled/revoked license, violation of registration law, and failure to pay fines. According to the arrest report, Deputy Jason Walker observed a white Cadillac driven by Neisler go across in the southbound lane near the intersection of Hill Street and Third Ave. As Deputy Walker attempted to stop the vehicle, Neisler began to speed up and flee. The pursuit ensued on Hwy 200 and into the Luray community in Henderson County. During the chase Walker noted Neisler was weaving in and out of traffic and decided to stop pursuit due to safety concerns of other vehicles. Neisler turned onto Crucifer Road in Henderson County as the deputy backed off but still followed and noticed the Cadillac pull into a driveway and Neisler exited his vehicle and was then approached by Deputy Walker and arrested. After giving a breathalyzer test, it was determined Neisler was nearly twice over the legal limit registering 0.18 and was found to have a warrant for his arrest for failure to pay fines. He is being held in Chester County custody with no bond set and awaiting his court date this Friday, Jan. 8.

One of Tennessee’s longest serving politicians has died following a brief illness. Somerville native John Shelton Wilder, Sr., died Friday, Jan. 1 at a hospital in Memphis at 88 years of age. Wilder represented Chester County among other west Tennessee counties in his district as he served as Speaker of the Senate and Lt. Governor for the state of Tennessee. According to the Fayette LT GOVERNOR Falcon, Wilder was one of the JOHN SHELTON WILDER longest serving freely-elected legislative leaders in the world serving two two-year terms and 10 four-year terms through the mid-century and into the early millennium. “While we often agreed on issues, I don’t know that there are two people in Tennessee politics whose political styles are more different that John Wilder’s and mine,” said Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen in a statement. “Despite that, or perhaps because of it, we worked together well, we got some things done, and we grew a genuine friendship. It was a privilege to know this unique Tennessean; I wish it could have been for a longer time.” Funeral services for Wilder were held Sunday, Jan. 3 at Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland. A private ceremony was held in the Belmont Cemetery in Fayette County near the See WILDER, Page 2

Chester County campaign season kicks off Roll out the red, white and blue paraphernalia, the local campaign scene is officially underway in Henderson and Chester County. As of Jan. 1, candidacy packets are ready to be picked up at the county election office. Michele White, administrator for Chester County election commission, announced this week that persons interested in running for office during the Aug. 5, 2010 county general and state primary elections can pick up a candidate packet at the office located at the back of the historic courthouse during office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline for qualifying for candidacy will be noon April 1. Offices up for election include: County mayor, sheriff, city aldermen (three at-large vacancies), county commissioners, school board districts one, two and six, county road superintendent, county clerk, register of deeds, circuit court clerk, and county trustee. For more information contact White at 989-4039.

Photo by Julie Pickard, Independent

Henderson resident Tim Faulkner picks up his election packet from Patsy Rich Tuesday morning as he seeks re-election for city alderman. The qualifying deadline for interested candidates is noon on April 1.

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Wilder family residence. Wilder was indeed a mover and shaker in the Tennessee political scene, and due to his numerous accomplishments, many west Tennessee institutions bear his namesake and, more respectively, many were influenced by him. “Gov Wilder was mentor to me and scores of other Tennesseans,” said Congressman Marsha Blackburn. “He dedicated his life to the betterment of Tennessee. After a generation of public service, we know that it was a life well lived. I am honored to have known and learned from John Wilder.” Noted for his bipartisanship principles and practicing politics with truth and love, Wilder’s reign was not only considered a rarity due to his abundance of years served, but because of the way he served them. “John always told me that his goal in life was to ‘make a difference’ for his state,” added Bredesen. “I believe he made it.”

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Former Lt. Governor John Wilder spoke in Chester County on many occasions. He was also instrumental in getting the Bear Trace Golf Course built in the Chickasaw area. Wilder died at Memphis hospital on Jan. 1 from complications with a brief illness.

Imagination Library gets donations

Photo by Marvin Croom, Independent

Kim McCormick, second from left, accepts a donation of $1,200 for the Imagination Library fund. The funds were collected at the Breakfast with Santa, hosted last month by Clayton Bank and Trust. Included in the total is a donation of $500 from the Clayton Family Foundation. Representing Clayton Bank and Trust are Renee Phelps at left, and Lisa Meyers and Mendi Moore, at right.

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Decline in traffic fatalities reported over Holiday

Tools of the trade Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

Paul Trumpore, Chaplin for the Knoxville Fire Department, was in town this week for a three-day seminar concerning critical incident stress management. Those affiliated with the law enforcement and medical professional communities were invited to participate in the course, which outlined the effects of stress caused by crisis, and how best to assist those having been affected by crisis.

SWHRA Head Start Pre-Registration Pre-registration for 3- and 4-year-old children to attend the Chester County Head Start Center beginning in Fall 2010, will continue from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. through Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Head Start Center located at 1495 White Ave. in Henderson next door to Southwest Human Resource Agency. Children from low-income families are eligible. There is no fee for children of families who qualify. Information needed at this time includes the child’s name, birth date (bring child’s birth certificate), child’s immunization form (shot record), to be obtained from the local health department or from the child’s physician, copy of child’s TennCare card, Social Security number for all family members, Food Stamp case numbers and family income verification. Verification of income must be provided by individual Income Tax Form 1040, W-2 forms, pay stubs, pay envelopes, written statements from employers or AFDC/Food Stamp determination verification. For more information, call Carrie Williams Buck or Mayriene Moten at 989-5111, or Marilyn Myhan or Gloria Holiday at 989-5192.

Christian Concert The Tennessee Christian Youth Choir will be in concert on Jan. 9 at Williams Auditorium. Other guests will include Eric “Preacher” Price II, The Angels of Praise, and the Beech Springs Male Chorus. Admission is $3 at the door. Concessions will be available.

Luncheon and Foot Care Clinic A free foot care clinic for persons with diabetes will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Selmer Senior Center, 230 S. Fifth St. Educational material will be provided followed by a question and answer session with foot care specialists. There will be door prizes and gifts. Lunch will be served following the program. Seating is limited. RSVP to Holly Knight at 645-7843.

American Legion meeting The American Legion will have its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Chester County Senior Center. Veterans’ issues will be discussed and plans will be made for the District meeting to be hosted here in February. Members and veterans are invited to attend. For more information, call Commander Tommy Prince at 989-3384.

Selmer Idol Contest Begins Round one of the Selmer Idol Contest begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, for ages 813 and 14-19. The entry fee is $20. Forms are available at the Selmer Community Center, 232 N. 5th St. This is a vocal contest only; contestant must provide his or her own CD. Call 645-3866 for information.

Grief Support Group meeting Shackelford’s Sunrise program will host their monthly free grief support group at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, in the rear dining room of the Southern Oaks Assisted Living. Give your support as others give in return.

American Legion 8th District meeting The American Legion Eighth District lunch/meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Chester County Senior Center, 247 E. Main St. The menu will consist of fried chicken or roast beef with the trimmings. Cost is $7 per person. RSVP to Commander Tommy Prince at 989-3384.

CC Senior Center plans trip The Chester County Senior Center is planning a 9-day/8-night trip to Vermont, New Hampshire and Colonial Williamsburg May 20-28. Cost is $1,099 per person – double occupancy; $50 per person is due at time of registration to hold your reservation. Final payment is due by March 31. For information, call Joanne Osborne at 989-7434.

Selmer Senior Center plans trip The Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a 5-day, 4-night trip April 19-23 to Savannah,

Ga. Tour highlights include transportation, lodging, eight meals including a dinner at the Lady and Sons’ Restaurant, guided tour of historic Savannah, a show, harbor cruise, shopping and tours. A $100 deposit is due by Jan. 20 with final payment by March 10. For information, call Hollie Knight at 645-7843.

‘Fight Like A Girl’ Shirts available “Fight Like A Girl” shirts are available at Clayton Bank and Trust in Henderson. Short sleeve T-shirts $10; long sleeve T-shirts $15; sweatshirts $20; and hooded sweatshirts $25. Any of the above items can be ordered (allow two to three weeks). Shirts are chocolate with “Fight Like A Girl” in pink. Fifty percent of each sale benefits the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Chester County.

Quilt Guild meets monthly The Henderson Quilt Guild (Quilters Without a Clue) meets the third Saturday of every month at the Chester County Library from 9:30 to noon. Beginner quilters, experienced quilters and non-quilters are all welcome. Bring your current project, your questions and ideas along with you. Quilting lessons will begin based on interest. For more information, call Gladys at 989-3875 or Colette at 983-5962.

Loving Paws Fundraiser Loving Paws Rescue is having a special fundraising campaign to raise money to treat nine heartworm positive dogs. All the money received in the collection canisters is now designated for heartworm treatments rather than general funds. If you wish to donate, an account has been set up at Chester County Bank for heartworm treatments. Donations can be mailed to LPR, PO Box 95, Luray, TN 38352. For information, email luvdogz@bellsouth.net or call 9890319.

Word Weavers meets each month Word Weavers, a local writing group, meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Chester County Library. Word Weavers is a group for anyone interested in writing. Visitors are welcome.

Jackson Rural Development meetings The Jackson Rural Development Area Office holds meetings from 9–11 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month in the conference room of Henderson City Hall, 121 Crook Ave. A rural development specialist will be available to assist with rural housing applications. To set up an appointment, call 668-2091.

Recycle cell phones The Chester County Senior Center and the Chester County Solid Waste Department have joined together to recycle cell phones. You may drop them off at Miller’s Big Star, all five convenience centers or the Senior Center. It helps the environment and is a fundraiser for the Senior Center. Used ink cartridges are also recycled.

Family History Books available at library The Chester County Family History Book, Volume I, and the Chester County Pictorial Book, Volume II, can be picked up at the Chester County Library.

Alcoholics Anonymous The Henderson group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. each Tuesday (closed discussion), 8 p.m. on Thursdays (open discussion) and 3 p.m. on Sundays (open discussion and big book). Meetings are now located at First United Methodist Church on North Ave. in Henderson. For more information, call 989-8348.

Hospice volunteers needed Hospice of West Tennessee is looking for volunteers to sit with cancer patients, run errands, read to them and provide companionship. Hospice volunteers are needed in Henderson and surrounding towns. For more information, call 664-4220.

Preliminary reports indicate 10 people were killed in Tennessee traffic crashes during the 20092010 New Year’s holiday weekend, compared to 12 fatalities during the 20082009 New Year’s holiday weekend. Statistics for the 2009-10 New Year’s holiday reflect the 102hour time period from 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 to midnight Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. Ten people were killed in eight fatal crashes during the 2009-2010 New Year’s holiday period. Two of the 10 fatalities occurred in alcohol-related crashes in DeKalb and Sumner counties. Four of the eight people killed who were vehicle occupants were not wearing safety restraints and two of the fatalities were pedestrians. One of fatalities was a 16 month-old child passenger who was not properly restrained and was killed in a triple fatality crash on I-75 in McMinn County. The lowest number of people killed during the New Year’s holiday was during a 78-hour period in 198283 when 8 fatalities occurred in traffic crashes. Preliminary reports also indicate two people were killed during the 2009 Christmas holiday weekend, compared to nine fatalities during last year’s Christmas holiday. Statistics for the 2009 Christmas holiday reflect the time period from 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, to midnight Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009. If preliminary figures hold true, the number of fatalities during the 2009 Christmas holiday would be a record low for a 102hour period and near the all-time low when one person was killed during the 30-hour holiday time period in 1963. The highest number of people killed during a Christmas holiday period happened in 1969, when 22 people were killed in crashes on Tennessee roadways. In 2008, there were nine fatalities during the 102hour Christmas holiday weekend. Two people were killed in two fatal crashes during the 2009 Christmas holiday period. One of the victims was not wearing safety restraints. The two crashes occurred in Bradley and Hardin counties. The Bradley County fatality was a pedestrian fatality. Over the two holiday weekends, the Tennessee Highway Patrol conducted more than 100 sobriety and driver license checkpoints across the state as Troopers arrested drivers for driving under the

influence and speeding. The official traffic fatality count may rise due to delays in reporting from municipalities and classification of traffic fatalities.

Preliminary statistics indicate that 954 people died on Tennessee roadways in 2009, a decline of 89 deaths compared to 1,043 fatalities in 2008.

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MR. AND MRS. KARL CHRISTOPHER FRANZEN

Hutcherson – Franzen wedding Jennifer Beth Hutcherson and Karl Christopher Franzen were united in marriage at seven o’clock in the evening, Oct. 30, 2009, at The Springs at Bethel, Bethel Springs, Tenn., with Reverend Jeff Young, pastor of the bride, Reverend Darryll Johns, pastor of the groom, and Reverend Shay Mann, youth pastor, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Hutcherson of Henderson. She is the granddaughter of Buel (Snookum) and the late Betty Jane Maness of Henderson, and Betty Hutcherson and the late Kenneth “Bub” Hutcherson of Finger. The groom is the son of John Franzen and Crystal Fuller of Atlanta, Ga. The Springs was transformed to bring the outside in with a backdrop of live trees with live candles hanging from the branches. Wedding vows were exchanged in the presence of over five hundred guests of family and friends. The ceremony began with prelude music, “Going to the Chapel,” an ensemble of friends of the bride and groom. “Have you ever been in love,” Rhoda Sampley, and “Making Memories of Us,” Stan Crouse. The ceremony began with the ushering of family members and honored guests with an ensemble singing “Bless Me.” The ensemble included Rudy Quarles, Brad Fain, Andrea Holland, Stephanie Douglas, Rhoda Sampley and Blanche Johnson. A special lighting ceremony took place in honor of the bride’s late “Ninny,” Betty Jane Maness. The beautiful music of “I could not ask for more” led the processional. A close friend of the groom, Brad Fain, sang “Then” during the ceremony unity candle and signing of the marriage license. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a beautiful Casablanca ivory lace gown. The gown was a sheath style with lace to the back of the neck and scalloped to the front of the dress, accented with lace sleeves to the elbow. A silk flower adorned the gown at the waist. The gown is finished with a cathedral lace train that trailed delicately behind the gown. The special touch is that the bride was able to design her own gown. She completed her gown by wearing red heels. The bride’s sister, Hayley Hutcherson, served as maid of honor, and best friend Megan Welch, matron of honor.

Other bridesmaids were Alexis Franzen, Bethany Weatherly, Christi Jensen, Celinda Davidson, Brandi Maness, Kara Shanks, Ginger Maness, Emily Fenimore, Amanda Blevins and Erica Tencer. They wore knee length dresses in red silk with a brown sash (designed by the bride). Junior bridesmaids, Tristan Rhodes and Alexis Davidson wore brown silk with a red sash. Flower girls were Gracyn Sweatman, and Emma Franzen dressed in red silk high-waisted dresses. The miniature bride was Olivia Jury, and she wore a white bridal gown similar to the bride. John Franzen, father of the groom, served as the best man. Groomsmen were Josh Austin, Dustin Shaw, Paul Wilder, Jeffrey Lindsey, Bobby Goodine, Joel Johns, Brett Thompson, David Floyd, David Jury, Eric Franzen and Nick Franzen. The ring bearer was Ty Miller, and the miniature groom was Morgan Quarles. The ceremony concluded with Landon Milbourn singing “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” as the bridal party recessed. Following the softly romantic ceremony, a reception was held at The Springs Family Life Center. Soft lighting covered the reception area with candlelight on the tables and small lights in the ceiling. The center of the room was adorned with a large chandelier with the lights shining over the cake table. The tables were decorated with brown and cream linens with tall crystal vases filled with cream roses and accented with greenery. Guests enjoyed a southern bar, filled with turkey and dressing, vegetables and rolls. They also could enjoy a fajita bar with the best of Mexican fixings. During dinner the guests enjoyed songs sang by Brandon and Kara Shanks and Rudy Quarles. The bride’s grandfather, “Snookum,” also strummed and sang “From a Jack to a King” a song he used to serenade his wife, the late Betty “Ninny” Maness. To conclude the evening guests enjoyed a rendition of “Georgia on my Mind” by Stan Crouse and the impromptu finale by the bride’s mother, “Rocky Top.” The bride and groom left for the evening under a shower of lighted sparklers and was escorted to their destination by Snookum in “The Red Truck.” Following the honeymoon to Mexico, the couple resides in Peachtree City, Ga.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes to the family and friends of Carol Reinmann Pusser. She passed away at her home on Dec. 29. On our prayer list this week are Connie Barnes, Joanne Joyner, Johnny Hayes, Faye Carroll, John Kent Sells, Jean Latham, Thelma and Lisa Peddy, Phillip Ross, Pam Priddy, Michael Norwalk, Nancy McCaskill, Joanne Sells, Steve Morris, Bill Priddy, Ollie Dean Kennedy, Bill and Shirley Gaddy,

Carolyn Potter, Dianne Wells, Nick Phillips, Judy Cagle, Maurine Foster, Joe Freeman, Gathel Latham, Guy Austin, their caregivers and our military personnel and their families. Happy anniversary to John T. and Dianne Wells on Jan. 11. Birthday greetings to Doris Rowlett on Jan. 10; Francis McCormick, Haley Rush, Susan Brantley, Spring Ross and Charles Lewis on Jan. 11; Joe Freeman on Jan. 12; James A. Webb, Eva Mae Wright and Ryan McLemore on Jan. 13; and Kathy Cupples on Jan. 14. Quote: “When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” Helen Keller.

We send our condolences to the family and friends of Sam O’Neal. Happy birthday wishes go to Brandon Ooley on Jan. 7; Steve Mooney, Dawson Gregory, Harold Maness and Kay Swafford on Jan. 8; Ed Reeves on Jan. 12; and Stevie Fletcher on Jan. 13. I am not aware of any anniversaries for this week. Just a reminder to the Enville Volunteer Firefighters, your first meeting of this year will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7. These meetings will be on the first and third Thursday of the

month this year instead of Tuesdays. If anyone would like to donate items to the Robertson Family whose house burned on Dec. 26, their clothing sizes are: Men’s size 34x30, shirt medium; women’s size 16, blouse large; boys size 8 husky; girls size 7-8. Items can be dropped off at the Enville Baptist Church. Call Pastor Stacy Goodwin at 688-5404. All items will be appreciated. Let’s remember to keep the sick, our troops and their families in our prayers. Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it’s the Lords purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21. News is scarce, so remember, if you have a birthday, anniversary, an upcoming event, something you would like to share or any news, call me at 989-0212 or email me at Envillecommunitynews@ yahoo.com.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. I’m glad to be back writing the news after a month of recuperating at home. Many families lost their loved ones during the holiday. Our warmest prayerful thoughts go to the families of Ray Bishop, Mary Sue Wade Moore, Cornis Beshires, Sam O’Neal and Buster Graves. David and Virginia Morrison would like to say they appreciate the four volunteer fire units that responded to their trailer fire. No one was hurt and that’s good news. On our prayer list are Jerry Cook, Johnny Hayes and Faye Carroll. Jeremy Cook from

Pensacola, Fla., was home for the holidays. His three children, Maddie, Micah and Caleb loved Tennessee and wanted a white Christmas so bad. Jeremy and Hannah had not been home in over two years. Belated birthday to Linda Jones on Jan. 2 and Marvin Jones on Jan. 5. Happy birthday to Justin Moody on Jan. 9; Renee Murley on Jan. 11; Liz Cook and Mary Beshires on Jan. 13; Faye Morrison on Jan. 14; Nita Wade on Jan. 15; Gerald Newman and Jimmy Dyer on Jan. 19; Brian Thomas, Pat Burkhead and Mrs. Joe (Betty) Cooper on Jan. 21; Trevor Thomas on Jan. 22; Trey Howell on Jan. 23; Becky Cook Monks on Jan. 24; Jean Smith on Jan. 27; Maddie Cook and Ray Wells on Jan. 29; and Kylee Grace Cooper and Jackson Thomas on Jan. 30. Happy anniversary to Rickey and Celia Murley on Jan. 7.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

BARRY AND SHERRY HUTCHERSON

Hutcherson 25th anniversary Barry and Sherry Hutcherson celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Dec. 29, 2009 with a reception given by their children at The Hardeman House in Henderson. They were married

Dec. 29, 1984, at Jacks Creek Apostolic Church in Jacks Creek. They have been blessed with two daughters, Jennifer Franzen and her husband Karl, and Hayley Hutcherson.

I hope everyone is getting back in the swing of things after the holidays. I know it is hard to get back to school and work after being off. I’ve been retired for 10 years this month but I still remember. Orban and I went with friends to Ashville, N.C., to the Biltmore last week and from there to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for a few days. It was really cold there too. Especially at Newfound Gap. We didn’t tarry there very long. It was 9 degrees, several inches of snow and I imagine the chill factor was probably 20 below at that elevation. We really enjoyed it. Happy birthday to Joe Harris on Jan. 8 and I hope he is doing better; little Madison Hopper is 7 on

Jan. 9; Kim Howell on Jan. 10; and Ruth Landers, Todd Julian, and Melanie Morton on Jan. 12. I hope you all have a very happy day. Happy anniversary to Mitzi and Eric Bastin on Jan. 8. Get well wishes this week are for Larry Privett, Winna Knipper, Jean Murley, Angela Benfield and Teresa Colbert. Marjorie Hopper is feeling much better. We’re glad to hear that. I hope everyone else is improving. Our quote of the week: As your faith is strengthened, you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. Emanuel Teney Something to think about this week: The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done. - Allard Lowenstein, 20th century American diplomat. Have a great week everyone!

I hope all of you had a safe and happy New Year. Everyone is settling back into school and work routines. I haven’t known what day it is since the kids have been out of school… seemed like Saturday or Sunday. It is hard to believe, but next week Cindy starts planting her seeds. She has a tent set up in her garage. A lot of work goes into these greenhouses. Remember the community meal at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Bring a covered dish, a drink and come join us. Brr, the last few nights made you want to snuggle with a warm blanket, good movie or book, and cup of hot chocolate. When it’s hot, we want it cold; when it’s cold, then we want it hot. We are just hard to please it seems! My grandson came in this morning, looked around and said, “Grandmother, what happened in here?” I asked what he meant. “It looks funny in your house and sad,” he said. I looked

around and he was right, gone were the bright colored lights, the Christmas tree that had been present since Thanksgiving, and Christmas music. The house did look blah, dull, drab and silent. My hope is that we made some lasting memories for the little guy, like baking cookies, reading a story each day, playing games and talking about the true meaning of Christmas. On our prayer list are Jeanette Jones, Tiffany Dickey, Chrissy Busby, Allen Rietz, Teresa Colbert, Dan Piechocki, Lysa Wilkes, Maurine Foster, Jamie Hardin, Summer Dare, Raymond Mayfield, Jim Cates, Sonny and Mickey Russell, Betty Stout, Sally Gorman, and our military and their families. Happy birthday to Shannon Ross and Caleb Wade on Jan. 9; Gary Pickett on Jan. 10; Kathy Busby on Jan. 11; Brenda Barton on Jan. 12; and Amanda Todd and Junior Brooks on Jan. 13. Happy anniversary to Talmo and Sue Johnson on Jan. 7. We only have news if you share news, call 9897523. Thought for the week: “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Here we are in a brand new year. I never make New Year’s resolutions because if you don’t make them, then you don’t break them. We just need to do our best and remember to be kinder than necessary, for most everyone we meet is fighting some kind of battle. Leonard Morris reports that he will continue the bluegrass show at the center at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, featuring the Hatchie Bottom Boys from Mississippi and the Jargon Band from

Kentucky, performing for the first time at the center. Our deepest sympathy to the families of Cornis Beshires and Mary Sue Wade Moore. On our prayer list are James Crowley Smith, Drew and Jessie Lee Rowland, Raymond and Sue Greene, Calvin and Jan Denbow, Elsie Smith, Debbie Lofton, John Clayton, Melvin Russom, Billy Martin, Larry Beshires, Norma Dickson, Erma McNeil, Lois and Will Garner, and our military and leaders of our country. Happy anniversary to Drew and Jessie Lee Rowland on Jan. 11, and belated anniversary wishes to Larry and Vickie Beshires on Jan. 1. Birthday greetings to Russell Clayton and Brandon Weaver on Jan. 7;

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Ruth Welch on Jan. 8; Shea Weaver on Jan. 9; Tamara Tunning on Jan. 10; Larry Farris and twin sister Virginia Rowland, and Will Garner on Jan. 13; and Faye Morrison on Jan. 14. Hope each of you have a special birthday. Five little Christmas calico kittens dropped out of Santa’s sleigh and landed in our barn… hoping they’ve been good little girls. Holly Berry, Jingle Bells, Mistletoe, Noel, and Christmas Snow are looking for a forever home. They are about seven weeks old and so cute and lovable. Rusty Brown and Sissy Mae will not allow them up at the big house on their territory. If you would like to adopt one or more, call me at 989-3315. Hoping that 2010 will be a better year for all. God bless!

Chester County Independent archives, January 8, 1970

BIG SNOW HITS – This is downtown Henderson at 12 noon Tuesday. Snow was falling so hard it was difficult to see for any distance. Many minor wrecks were reported to the city and schools in the county were dismissed Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. This was the heaviest snow of the season with nearly three inches accumulation.

Only Yesterday “Measles Hit Rural School Attendance” From the files of the Chester County Independent January 4, 1940 “Measles Hit Rural School Attendance” “A combination of measles and cold weather cut deeply into the attendance of several of the schools of the county when they re-opened Monday after the Christmas holidays. Some of the rural schools have more than half of their pupils missing. “The Cross Roads school had 13 out of 22 absent Monday, while yesterday Wilson School, with a normal attendance of 40, had only 18 present. Other schools of the county have been hit, notably Mifflin, first school to be affected by the measles spread, which apparently reached Chester County by way of Madison about a month before the holidays.” “Greeting Card Stamp Sales Set New Record” “A new record in the handling of Christmas greeting cards was established by the postoffice here during the 1939 Xmas holidays, as indicated by the December sale of 1½ cent stamps, the kind generally used for such mailings. A total of 19,608 such stamps were purchased here during that period. “This is more than 3,600 above 1938 December figures and 7,000 above the 1937 1½ cent stamp sale for the same period, Postmaster S. C. Malone said.” “Welcome Stranger” “Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Houston are the proud parents of a nine-pound son, born Friday, Dec. 29 in Fitts-White Clinic, Jackson. He has been named Kenneth Lee. “Mr. and Mrs. Major Tucker of the Harmony

community are the parents of a daughter, Barbara Ann, born Dec. 29. She weighed eight pounds and is their third girl. “Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Thompson of the Wilson community are the parents of a daughter, born Dec. 26. She is their fourth child. “Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ryals announce the birth of a son, Jack Murray, Dec. 29. He weighed 10 pounds and is their fourth child. “Mrs. Abbie Bridges of Glendale is the mother of a daughter, Lottie Mae, weight 9 ½ pounds, born Dec. 22. “Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rileys of Silerton announce the birth of a son Dec. 24. He is their first child and weighed 7 ½ pounds. “Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Rhodes of Jacks Creek are the parents of a son, born Dec. 20. he is their fourth child. “Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Austin of Pinson are the parents of a son born Dec. 19. He is their fourth child. “A husky young gentleman weighing almost 9 ¾ pounds arrived Saturday, Dec. 23, to spend Christmas and take up his permanent residence at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Phillips. He bears the name of David, and is the fourth son and tenth child for the couple. “A nine-pound boy, their second son, was born Thursday, Dec. 28, to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hand.” January 6, 1950 “County Court Recesses After TwoDay Struggle Without Electing Chairman Of Body” “Chester County Court met on last Monday morning at the Courthouse in Henderson, for the first

session of the New Year. “One of the largest, if not the largest crowd ever to attend a session of the County Court, jammed the courtroom, balcony, halls and corridors as interest was at fever pitch in the choice of a chairman to serve during 1950. “Dr. Hunter Steadman, outgoing Chairman opposed R. A. Talley, Jr., for the Chairmanship. Several votes were taken with the magistrates fairly evenly divided, casting 14 votes for Talley and 13 for Steadman. “It requires 15 votes for election and with neither candidate eligible to vote either for or against himself a deadlock ensued and after more votes were taken, the candidates made short speeches in an effort to sway the opinion of one or more magistrates. “However, following the speeches, a poll of the magistrates revealed the same verdict, a deadlock with Talley having 14 votes and Steadman 13.” January 8, 1960 “Dun & Bradstreet List 121 Firms In Chester County” “Statistics just released by D. K. Kellep, District Manager of the Memphis office of Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., reveal that there are 121 business firms in Chester County of which 98 are in Henderson. January 8, 1970 “Heavy Snows Blanket Area” “Snow began falling in Chester County and West Tennessee late Monday night and by noon Tuesday at least three inches of the white fluffy stuff had fallen in Henderson and the rest of the county with temperatures hovering in the 19-20 degree mark.”

It was supposed to be a time to finish recovering from health issues and bring in the New Year with my cousin, Willadean Maness Thrasher, in Memphis, but one phone call changed that. We returned home, so Don could be with his cousins, Stan and Dan O’Neal. Sam O’Neal (7-3-32/12-31-09), the last uncle for first cousins, Don Jones (Robbie O’Neal Jones’s line); Robert Patrick and Andrea Patrick McCadams (Louise O’Neal Patrick’s line); Jerry and Joe David O’Neal (Max O’Neal’s line) died peacefully in his chair. Those attending the funeral were given a piece of Double Mint chewing gum. The young folks (Christopher and Charlotte Canaday, Parker Herndon, Anna McCaig, and Kayla Stewart, Dillon

and Brad Hunt) remembered the gum while hearing stories about Mr. Sam’s early life tales about mule trading, cattle sales, and farm life. Holding the service was Chris Kitchen; though emotional he expressed personal stories he remembered as a child to the large crowd

of friends. “Go Rest High on the Mountain” ended the funeral. Grandsons, Logan and Brian O’Neal, led the funeral procession (the last mile) to Woodlawn Cemetery driving their “Daddy Sam’s” tractor. See CREEK, Page 7

Opinion

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Resolute or not, at least we try By Holly Roeder Staff Writer

The buzz word this time of year is, of course, “resolution.” What resolutions have you made, or will you make for 2010? Did you keep your 2009 resolutions? I wrote once that I do not make resolutions, because I can’t remember most of them and those I remember, I don’t keep. This is not to say that I do not see things I need to change or make attempts to better myself throughout the year. Last year, for instance, I quit drinking sodas. Four times. Or was it five? Actually, I crave Pepsi. Last year I decided I must quit partaking of its ice-cold goodness, and did so successfully for quite some time. I didn’t even miss it at all, never experienced that late-night mouth watering, thinking I just had to have one, because I had replaced it with Dr. Pepper. Ok, so I admit this is not actually a success. The goal then became to dump the Pepper. I am proud to say I hardly ever get a Dr. Pepper anymore. Because I am back to drinking Pepsi. And so, not because it is the new year, but I decided last week that I must quit drinking Pepsi (again) and not replace it with another soda. The thing is, I really do want to be healthier, and set a better example for my son. What is it holding me back? I also resolved to exercise more last year. I did really well for about two weeks. Twice. Change is hard, even when we want to make the change, but even more difficult, I believe, is making a change we really are not willing to admit we don’t want to make in the first place, if you follow me. You see, I really like Pepsi. It quenches my thirst. I like the way it burns in the back of my throat. Crazy, I know, but true. And I don’t want just any Pepsi. I want it poured out of a can over ice, slightly watered down (I can’t handle it straight!). I can convince myself that it would be easier to cut back all of my other calories just so I can continue to indulge in my Pepsi. Likewise, I may want to exercise, but I am tired already. I don’t WANT to go to the gym and run around hitting a ball or run in circles at the track. Sure, I know it feels good afterward, but I can come up with way too many reasons why now is not a good time. However, I would like to wear that certain pair of pants again… What is your vice? What is it that continually pulls you down, holds you back? Write in to tell me about what you would like to do for yourself or your family, anonymously. I am not promising that I will solve all of your problems (or any), but I would like to look into the resolutions and struggles Chester Countians are facing. As a community, I would bet that there are more similarities in the things we face than we might realize, and I believe a few of our local professionals might have a few ideas to help us help each other. So tell me about the things you would like to quit, or start, or finish. Please send all comments and questions anonymously, to hroeder@chestercountyindependent.com or to Holly Roeder at Chester County Independent, at P.O. Box 306, Henderson, TN, 38340. Happy New Year, let’s make it better together!

Quality of service at collection sites Dear Editor, In this time when the quality of service rendered can vary so greatly I would like to publicly express my appreciation for the quality of service that I witness being consistently provided at the Chester County Solid Waste Collection sites. I primarily frequent the site just east of Henderson, but feel that workers at the other sites exhibit the same high quality of serv-

ice. With each visit I have noted that the workers are always cordial and helpful. It would be easy for them to not have a positive outlook working out in the cold, wind, and rain. Thanks again to all of the workers for weathering the elements with a smile and keeping the sites consistently clean and in good order. Randle Fenimore Henderson

Trespassers and thieves finally foiled by amazing coil-metal hunting chair

“If you leave it in the tree, it will be gone in a week,” I warned an archer who asked if he could erect a lock-on deer hunting stand on my property line. He had my written permission to hunt. However, I felt obliged to reveal the hazards posed by trespassers and poachers. Long have I battled the game lawbreakers and yahoos who have no respect for posted “no-hunting” signs, boundary fences, locked gates or rural landowners. But it has been mostly a losing effort. I credit state wildlife officers and county sheriff’s deputies for making several arrests for illegal activity on my farm. It has not stopped the jack lighting and vandalism or the petty theft. My sons and I have learned to never leave anything in the woods, whether a camouflage plastic tarp for a permanent shooting stand, a roll of rusty barb wire for fence mending or even a broken claw hammer. This was the statement of fact I conveyed to the bow hunter, who promptly ignored me. Next weekend, he discovered that his stand and stick ladder had mysteriously disappeared. The suspects were not thought to be whitetail deer. Even three pre-World War II office chairs – heavy metal swivel seats painted in Army green and purchased at a surplus sale for $5 — went missing. The chairs had been hoisted into shooting houses 12 feet above the ground. A piece of foam rubber kept posteriors warm and comfortable, although two of the desk chairs squeaked horribly and had to be lubricated with WD-40 before every hunt. “Scrap metal,” opined my neighbor. “That’s why they took the chairs. The thieves might have got $5 for the lot.” This made me feel no better about the theft, but it did put my mind to rest about the surplus price I had paid. Now, three shooting houses were seat-less, with the holidays

approaching. Guests invited to my farm for the deer hunting tend to be of my age, disposition and physical condition. That is, we leave for the stands late (always after a country breakfast), hunt briefly (having killed all the deer we wanted as young men 40 years ago) and appreciate comfort (we abhor cold, wet and hard surfaces on which to rest our gluteus muscles). The shooting houses are roofed for protection from rain and snow. Each guest hunter leaves the farmhouse with a portable propane heater and a thermos of hot coffee, in case he or she gets chilled. The goal is not to stack up deer carcasses, as we once did in decades past. The whole purpose of the annual holiday hunt is to renew old friendships and observe the ritual, if not through the spilling of blood, then by marking the passage of another year in our combined experience as outdoorsmen – now transformed from hunters to keepers of the flame. Let the young men pursue the trophy bucks and bring venison to camp, as we did when our fathers and grand sires took us to the swamps and river bottoms to teach the ways of powder, bullet and blade. Somehow, I take great pleasure in seeing our offspring pulling on woolen socks and thick coats, loading their firearms and striding forth into the forested hills of snow and biting wind, while we old codgers sit by the fire and recall long-gone hunts. We might – emphasis on “might” – sally forth when the sun rises and the ground frost lifts. A few hours in a shooting house with all the comforts of home except television and cable service will prove to the young whippersnappers that we still possess the hunger way down deep in our geriatric guts. Someone might actually shoot their gun, icing on the cake and reason for cheers or jeers. But there must be adequate seating for my old

companions, who range in age from 56 to almost 70. The thieves, for $5 in cash from a local scrap dealer, had upset plans for the annual holiday hunt. It was my neighbor, again, who came up with an elegant solution, even a permanent one. From his collection of junk tractors and lawnmowers, he produced wide metal seats. A master welder, he contrived to bend sheet metal in a horseshoe-shaped coil and burn a bead that would attach the metal seat. This was anchored with a slot through which a removable section of rebar was inserted after three men applied their combined weight to the bent sheet metal. When locked in place, the seat rested on a giant spring, a primitive hobbyhorse contraption but one that made no noise and was like sitting on a cloud. The seats were subsequently upholstered in a foam rubber. The contraptions were hoisted into the shooting houses and bolted to the floor. Imagine a tractor seat on a large spring-steel coil, and you will have an idea of what my guests enjoyed during our Thanksgiving holiday hunt. Cecil, my old friend, actually filled his tag while reclining in the wide metal seat of his stand, gently bouncing up and down. The Christmas hunt approaching and a new set of guests due to arrive, I set out one morning to inspect the tree stands and shooting houses. I discovered that the thieves had been at work again. Thankfully,

they had not been engineers. In the first shooting house, they had attempted to steal the welded seating. Their rope was swinging in the breeze off the side of the house, but apparently they had misjudged the excellent but basic mechanical principles used by my neighbor. This is pure speculation, but it seems a plausible reconstruction of the event: While one of the thieves sat on the tractor seat, trying to hold down the metal coil with his weight, his partner made the mistake of removing the rebar from its slot. This released the stored energy of the bent sheet metal, which sprang forward like a catapult. Along the course of trajectory from the elevated shooting house, I found a tennis shoe, the leg of a pair of jeans, a pack of cigarettes, a $1 bill and a woolen mitten. The latter three items were in a briar patch, through which something had crashed, 30 feet away. We’ve not had an incident of theft on the farm since. My neighbor is either a genius, or we have very stupid metal thieves in this region of Appalachia. The Christmas hunt is on schedule, but I have hand-lettered warning signs and nailed them to the interiors of the shooting houses. They caution against meddling with the rebar in its slot, in order to avoid a suddenly “uplifting” incident. I will remove the signs after the holiday and let the next set of thieves try to figure it out on their own.

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tennessee General Assembly will start 2010 with special session on education reform measure, allowing student achievement gains to be included as one component of the teacher effectiveness measure before a final tenure decision must be reached.” The second session of the 106th General Assembly will start differently than most years, as lawmakers will be heading into a special session on Jan. 12 to address education issues. The governor called the special session after it was determined Tennessee has a shot at Race to the Top dollars, a federal grant program set up through the Recovery Act. The federal government has set aside approximately $4 billion for the Race to the Top program. States have a shot at the money, provided they can come up with innovative ways to improve education in their state prior to a deadline of Jan. 19. The U.S. Department of Education has announced that priority will be given to those states who are already implementing a plan by that date, so Tennessee must move swiftly. Legislators have not yet seen the actual proposal and have only been given a general outline of what the plan will include. The General Assembly is expected to take up a K-12 overhaul first, followed by proposed changes to higher education.

Kindergarten - 12th Grade Plan, Low per-

CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT December 28, 2009 Several items were reportedly stolen from a vehicle on Ben Cove. Items included a 7-inch in-dash flip out television, valued at $500; a 1,000watt Memphis Amp valued at $300; and a 600watt Kenwood Amp valued at $100. December 29, 2009 A total of $80 cash was reported missing from a purse at the White Ave. apartments. December 30, 2009 Christi Michelle Rains, 38, Reagan, was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license, violation of the light law and violation of the vehicle financial responsibility act. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $300 bond. January 1, 2010 Brandon Lee Smith, 31, Beech Bluff, was arrested and charged with public intoxication, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,500 bond. Robert J. Olsen, 51, 258 Steed St., was arrested and charged with domestic assault. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,000 bond. January 2, 2010 A rifle was reported missing from a vehicle on Second St. The rifle was a .270 Savage WSM bolt action with a walnut stock, Alpine 3.5x10 60mm scope and green and leather shoulder strap. The rifle was valued at $1,200. Also miss-

Graduation rates forming schools The governor has indicated that part of the plan will be to intervene sooner in those schools that are failing. If a school is low-performing, the state would be ready to take action. In 2008 lawmakers changed accountability measures to put Tennessee more in sync with No Child Left Behind. Several schools in the state have been dangerously close to state intervention before. The new proposal will likely include new parameters by which schools will be classified as “failing” and affix new accountability standards to the plan.

Evaluation system for K-12 schools

The last prong of the K12 plan will include improving high school graduation rates and placing more emphasis on preparing students for post-secondary education. Lawmakers are already discussing ways to encourage high school graduates to consider community colleges and technical schools as viable options to four-year institutions. In the same vein, the General Assembly will likely consider making it easier to transfer credits between institutions to make post-secondary work flexible enough to meet the needs of more graduating seniors.

Higher Education Plan

Another part of the proposal will aim to change the way Tennessee evaluates teachers. Tennessee already has an extensive evaluation database that measures students’ a c h i e v e m e n t s . Lawmakers will discuss tying those evaluations more closely to teacher pay and tenure. Former U.S. Senator Bill Frist’s SCORE initiative includes some of these recommendations, such as “directly linking tenure decisions to the teacher effectiveness

With higher education, lawmakers will examine the governor’s proposal to tie some funding to performance, which would be measured by the number of students who complete their degree. Other considerations to be discussed in the higher education overhaul would be changing the credit transferring process, eliminating remedial education in four-year institutions, and allowing students to dualenroll in two and four-year institutions. The goal would be to direct more

ing was a Maglite flashlight, valued at $50, and three rounds of .270 ammunition. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT December 28, 2009 6:56 p.m. – 412 Juanita Dr., Chester County Healthcare, north hall, detector in duct work, false call. January 3, 2010 10:32 p.m. – 129 E University St., FreedHardeman University, Scott Hall, steam from shower set off alarm. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT December 28, 2009 John Edward Carlson, 29, Reagan, was arrested and charged with promotion of methamphetamines, initiation of process to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond. John Roach, 45, Enville, was arrested and is being held in the Chester County jail with no bond on a Grand Jury indictment. December 29, 2009 Dionti Trice, 26, 572 Pinehurst, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Felony. He is being held in the Chester County jail with no bond. December 30, 2009 Joe Allen Henry, 46, 75 Old Finger Lane, was arrested and charged with failure to appear and possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He was released from the Chester County jail on his own recognizance. December 31, 2009

Steven Lee Plunk, 33, Selmer, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor. He is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $1,250 cash only bond. Michael Ray Porter, 42, Adamsville, was arrested and charged with failure to pay child support. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 cash bond. January 3, 2010 Raymond A. Neisler, 31, 1645 Braun Road, was arrested and charged with failure to pay fines, driving under the influence (DUI), driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license, reckless driving, felony evading arrest and violation of the registration law. He is being held in the Chester County jail with no bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT Gary Crowe, 2005 Sweetlips Road, pled guilty to four counts of writing worthless checks up to $500. He was ordered to pay restitution, and placed on supervised probation. Crowe pled guilty to a fifth count of writing worthless checks up to $500, and was ordered to pay court costs and restitution, plus $100 in fines. He was sentenced to serve 364 days in the Chester County jail with a furlough. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT Sherri Bailey, 42, Reagan, was found to be guilty of violation of probation. Her probation was revoked and reinstated, her sentence to begin

students to post-secondary work that fits their needs. The plan would include some streamlining details, such as simplifying the paperwork needed to transfer, enroll, or dualenroll.

Worker’s Compensation

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Awaiting a home Henderson City Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption, including a shorthaired female puppy and a scruffy female. Due to the city’s animal control euthanasia policy, all dogs held at the facility have a limited time to find a home. The adoption fee is $35, $25 of which is refundable upon confirmation of having your pet spayed or neutered following adoption. The other $10 covers vaccinations at Henderson Animal Clinic. If you would like more information regarding either of these pets, call 989-4628.

The Governor may also include worker’s compensation in the order for the Special Session. Lawmakers have been discussing the possibility of delaying the implementation of Public Chapter 1041. If the legislature is directed to take up the issue of worker’s compensation during the special session, they will likely consider a delay in the implementation of the law.

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Creek Logan wore his Daddy Sam’s straw hat. Very dear friends, (Harold Finley, Greg Ross, Glenn Butts, David Harwell, Steve Cherry, Neal Smith, Brad Hunt, and Jon Smith) walked the last few steps together saying farewell to a friend. Friends from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Texas were pleasantly surprised at the hospitality shown by community ladies. They prepared a delicious hot meal at the Enville Methodist fellowship hall. This finale was a commu-

anew. She was ordered to serve 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail at 75 percent reduced.

nity hug to offer comfort. Reality set in with Sam’s death – these cousins are now the oldest generation. Second cousin, Jack O’Neal, will guide these cousins at the next reunion with tales about Sam’s life. The circle of life continues with these cousins – families that pray together will stay together. Jan. 14 is the Jacks Creek Community Club dinner meeting. Come and join the club for 10 bucks and enjoy being with us for an hour. Everyone is welcomed to attend the dinner meeting. I’m carrying HOT soup to warm spirits and tummies! Last year on Feb. 21 we had a beautiful snow. It looks like that snow could be coming earlier this year. Meet Larry Rhodes, Rocky Hopper, other friends, and me – we are

going to take a sleigh ride on the hood of an old car. Friends that hang on will laugh together, but will help pick up those friends that get tossed. Laughter is good for the soul. May your New Year be a blessed year. List the blessings – it will help you know how you already are blessed.

Obituary/Religion

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Obituaries Carol Pusser

Mary Wade Moore

Date of Death – Dec. 29, 2009 Carol Pusser, 69, of Luray, died Dec. 29, 2009, at her home. Funeral services were held Jan. 2 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel with Bro. Bill Evans officiating. Burial followed at Adamsville Cemetery. She was born in Eureka, Ill., the daughter of the late Ernest Holland and Alice Lucille Kyle Humes. She attended school in Eureka, Ill., and graduated in 1958. She married John Pusser on Oct. 23, 1965. They lived in the Peoria, Pekin area of Illinois. They moved to Chester County in 1976. She and Mr. Pusser operated Big John’s Furniture, Chickasaw Restaurant and Big John’s Restaurant in Henderson before returning to Illinois in 1988, and remained there until Mr. Pusser died in 1994. She moved back to Chester County. She was a member of the Elks Lodge, enjoyed bowling, and enjoyed life to the fullest. She is survived by five sons, Jeff Reinmann (Karon) of Jacks Creek, Jay Reinmann (Bridgett) of Luray, John Reinmann (Molly) of Collierville, Carl Pusser (Cindy) of Peoria, and Buford Pusser of Pekin; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathleen Coheely of Eureka, Ill.; and three nieces.

Date of Death – Jan. 2, 2010 Mary Wade Moore, 74, of Jackson, died Jan. 2, 2010, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Jeff Deweiss officiating. Burial followed at Haltom’s Chapel Cemetery in Chester County. Mrs. Moore was born and reared in the Phillips School community of Chester County, the daughter of the late Elbert H. and Virginia Sue Marsh Wade. She graduated from Chester County High School in 1953, and graduated from West Tennessee Business School the next year. She lived in Memphis, and owned and operated a drive-in grocery. After her retirement, she moved to Eastview in McNairy County for several years. She had made her home at Jackson Meadows since October 2009. She is survived by two sisters, Becky Wade King (Don) of Jackson and Lesa Wade Boettcher (Jim) of Chanhassen, Minn. She was preceded in death by her former husband, James Moore in 2007; a son, Roger Moore in 2000; and a brother, Harry Marsh Wade in 1973.

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Jimmie Kirby Hearn Date of Death – Dec. 31, 2009 Jimmie Dean Kirby Hearn, 92, of Henderson, died Dec. 31, 2009, at the home of her daughter. Funeral services were held Jan. 2 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Chaplin Cecil Bucy officiating. Burial followed at Trinity Cemetery. She was born and reared in Chester County near the Masseyville community, the daughter of the late James Benjamin and Murla Roland Kirby. She attended schools in Chester and McNairy counties and graduated from Bethel Springs High School. She attended Freed Hardeman College and received a B.S. Degree from Bethel College in McKenzie. She married John Robert Hearn in 1941, and they made their home in the Hearn’s Chapel community all their married life. She began teaching at Bethesda School in McNairy County and taught more than 33 years in elementary schools in Chester and McNairy counties, retiring from West Chester Elementary in 1979. She was an active member in the Pisgah and Trinity United Methodist Churches, teaching Sunday school and serving on the official board. She is survived by a daughter, Sherri Hearn of Henderson; two grandchildren, Casey Pevahouse and Daniel Pevahouse of Henderson; and two sisters, Sue Nell Curtis of Selmer and Jane Smith of Lebanon. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Hearn in 1999; three brothers, Robert Kirby, Charles Kirby and Jack Kirby; and two sisters, Frankie Hearn and Sallie Kirby. Chester County Independent

Cornis A. Beshires Date of Death – Jan. 3, 2010 Cornis A. Beshires, 78, of Jackson, died Jan. 3, 2010, at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Randy Hart and Ronnie Geary officiating. Burial followed at Cave Springs Cemetery. He was born and reared in Chester County, the Silerton community, the son of the late John Adams and Rona Magdalene Roland Beshires. He graduated from Chester County High School. He entered the U.S. Army in November 1952 and served in Korea. He attended West Tennessee Business School. He went to work with Brown Shoe Company and worked in Blytheville, Ark., Savannah and Humboldt as office manager until the plant closed. He worked as an accountant at Harmon Automotive in Bolivar and later at Walmart South in Jackson. The last several years he worked in delivery at Four Way Florist in Henderson. He was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. He is survived by five brothers, Clyde Beshires, Buster Beshires, Jerry Beshires and Larry Beshires, all of Henderson, and Haven Beshires of Little Rock, Ark.; and three sisters, Louise Cloud, Faye Crouse and Sandra Lott, all of Henderson. He was preceded in death by four brothers, J.L. Beshires, Wayne Beshires, Bobby Beshires and Jackie Beshires. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Jan. 7, 2010

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Sam O’Neal Date of Death – Dec. 31, 2009 Sam O’Neal, 77, of Enville, died Dec. 31, 2009, at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 2 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Chris Kitchen officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery at Enville. He was born and reared at Enville, the son of the late John Robert and Jessie Ella Sewell O’Neal. He attended Chester County Schools. He married Marie Webb in 1956 and they made their home at Enville. He had farmed all his working life and was in the livestock business operating O’Neal Farms. He had worked livestock sales in Henderson, Scotts Hill, Savannah, Huntingdon, Trenton, Maury City and Corinth, Miss. Mrs. O’Neal died in 2006. He is survived by two sons, Stan O’Neal (Delana) of Enville and Dan O’Neal (Rose) of Dover; and three grandchildren, Brian O’Neal, Logan O’Neal and Rebecca Ashbrook. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Max O’Neal and Don O’Neal; and two sisters, Robbie Jones and Louise Patrick. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Jan. 7, 2010

Vira Evans Date of Death – Dec. 31, 2009 Vira Evans, 88, of Jackson, died Dec. 31, 2009. Funeral services were held Jan. 2 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel. Burial followed at Henderson City Cemetery. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Jan. 7, 2010

Silerton Methodist Dinner Silerton Methodist Church will have their monthly meal at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. Two meats and a variety of vegetables will be served. Everyone is welcome.

Gospel Concerts Legacy Five and the Renaissance Quartet will appear live at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at Englewood Baptist Church, 2230 N. Highland in Jackson. A love offering will be accepted. Ivan Parker is scheduled to perform March 12.

Free Food Pantry A free food pantry is set up for the needy only from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, at Montezuma United Methodist Church. Take Hwy. 45 South from Henderson, turn right on Montezuma Road (across from Estes Church of Christ), the church is located three miles on the right. For those who don’t have transportation, call 608-1038 or 695-9497.

Is this normal? As I have listened to different people, one common theme has emerged during this season, a surge of emotion. Some have reported being angry while others, guilt or depression. Whatever they felt, everyone has said it came upon him or her suddenly or they awoke that morning feeling that way. This feeling consumed them. It had obtained their complete attention. Each was able to accomplish their necessary responsibilities. These strong emotions that demanded attention forced a decision upon each individual. The choice made was to endure, or find some way to expel what they felt. How do you endure something that is so overwhelming? How do you expel something that seems to take control of your whole system? With some, they are able to involve themselves in a physical activity that gives them opportunity to redirect their focus, and increase adrenaline. We accomplish this when our bodies naturally produce chemicals concerned with metabolic functions. This is often identified as the fight or flight response. Others seek someone with whom they may share their feelings and thoughts much like a teapot on the stove comes to a boiling point, they feel the need to release the pressure felt with that built up emotion.

Our minds wonder, is this normal? If we are working through our grief and experience unpredictable and sudden emotional surges, yes this is normal. We may experience more than one period of emotional upheaval during our acute bereavement. It is important that we find what works for us as a coping mechanism and support system. If it works, stay with it. If it does not, try something else. Sunrise is sponsored by Shackelford Corporation, w w w. s h a c k e l f o r d f u neraldirectors.com

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, January 7, 2010

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CC family comes Home for the Holidays By Holly Roeder Staff Writer

The holidays are generally known for coming home. For one Chester County family, a holiday homecoming meant much more than coming back, it was about moving ahead. “I’m giving God the glory for this,” said Mom (the mother of the family who received the gift). “It is only because of Him that this has come about.” A genuine home makeover turned a house

badly in need of repairs into a warm, cozy home, something more than worth coming home to for the family. Members of Henderson Church of Christ recently spent a weekend painting, repairing, installing new floors and more, to renovate the home for Christmastime. The project was funded by donations, including monetary and supplies, and budgeting done prior to the event.

Outreach minister Justin Gerhardt explained, “We do this because Jesus has taught us that our extra is not for us; it’s for others.” “It is gorgeous,” Mom said, “the white cabinets, the new floor…absolutely gorgeous.” She had recently begun the renovations herself, ripping old carpet up to find hardwood floors, which would also need to be repaired. With her husband away serving his country and the home front left to her, “I think God knew I was at my wit’s end,” she remarked. “I feel like a ton of weight has been lifted off my shoulders.” From her wit’s end to a new beginning, the family will start 2010 with the security of a renovated home, a breath of fresh air. And how is 2010 beginning for this family? In her words, “At peace, definitely at peace.”

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A Chester County family recently was the recipient of a home makeover, when members of Henderson Church of Christ renovated their home, painting, repairing and installing new flooring, creating a new, brighter home to return to.

Fast Stop presents gift to Senior Citizens Center

Before, at left, and after, below and top right.

Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

Highland Corporation Charitable Foundation raises money each year through a golf tournament in order to give back to the communities in which their companies reside. This year the local Shell Fast Stop chose the Henderson Senior Citizens Center to share this gift for their community support and involvement. Pictured are, from left, Beverly Means, Fast Stop manager, and senior center director Joanne Osborne.

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CCHS at Lex. Friday, hosts Crockett Sat. Weather permitting, the Chester County Eagles and Eaglettes will take a road trip to Lexington Friday as the high school basketball season gets back into full swing. The girls’ District 14-AA contest gets underway at 6 p.m. with the guys’ game to follow. Prior to games earlier this week, the CCHS Eaglettes were tied with Lexington, Bolivar and McNairy for second place in the district standings, each at 2-1. Liberty was the league leader at 3-0. Bolivar, Liberty, and Jackson Central Merry headed the boys’ standings, each at 3-0. Saturday, Crockett County comes to Eagle Gym at 6 p.m. for a pair of non-league games. Tuesday, CCHS enter-

tains Fayette-Ware for a pair of contests, also at 6 p.m.

District 14-AA Girls Basketball Team 1. Liberty Tech 2. Chester Co. 2. Bolivar Cent. 2. Lexington 2. McNairy Cent. 6. South Side 7. Fayette-Ware 7.Jackson C. M.

Dist. 3-0 2-1 2-1 2-1 2-1 1-2 0-3 0-3

All 9-5 2-9 7-2 8-3 8-5 1-8 0-7 0-9

District 14-AA Boys Basketball Team 1. Bolivar Cent. 1. Liberty Tech 1.Jackson C. M. 4. South Side 4. McNairy Cent. 4. Lexington 7. Chester Co. 8. Fayette-Ware

Dist. All 3-0 11-1 3-0 7-3 3-0 13-2 1-2 5-5 1-2 7-6 1-2 4-7 0-3 3-8 0-3 2-5

Freed hosts Martin Thurs. to open TranSouth Conf.

Photo courtesy McNairy County News

Brendan Clayton of Chester County defends the goal against Selmer Monday in Selmer. Clayton scored 10 for the Junior Eagles, but the host Lions won 39-29.

Selmer takes down CC juniors twice Chester County Junior High got the second half of the basketball season going Monday with a doubleheader at Selmer. Unfortunately, the home team won each contest as the shots would not fall for CCJHS late in each contest. In the ladies’ game, Selmer came out victorious 39-27. Chester County jumped in front in the first period 11-6 as Morgan Jones hit three field goals and a free throw. However, in the second quarter Selmer’s defense limited CCJHS to only a two-point shot by Katelyn Faulkner and the host team pulled ahead 18-13. Jones led the Junior Eaglettes with 11 points, and Presley Beth Robinson added six. Dashunda Witherspoon had four and Sarah Grace McNeil two. Despite the setback, Chester County girls’ head coach Wes Murphy congratulated his team on the great effort they put forth each and every night out. “They leave everything they have on the court each game, and that’s a big part of learning the game,” said Photo courtesy McNairy County News Murphy. “If we keep that Chester County’s Morgan Jones stretches for a rebound against Selmer Middle School Monday in Selmer. See CCJHS, Page 12-A

Freed-Hardeman Unviersity’s basketball teams return to the court Thursday after exotic trips to close the first semester of battles. They open TranSouth Conference play at 6 and 8 p.m. hosting Blue Mountain College in a pair of highly anticipated contests. Blue Mountain’s women will be good test for the Lady Lions. Saturday, FHU travels to Lebanon to face league foe Cumberland. Monday, the Lions step out of league competition with a 7 p.m. date against Lambuth in Jackson. The Lady Lions are sixth in the NAIA national rankings, improving one spot from the previous poll. Other TranSouth Conference teams in the national rankings include Union at number one, Trevecca Nazarene at No. 16 and Bethel up two spots to No. 22. The Lions have fallen out of the NAIA men’s national poll following

three loses just before the holiday break. However, they are still receiving votes. TranSouth teams in the top 25 include Trevecca Nazarene at No. 13 and Union at No. 19.

TranSouth Conference Women’s Basketball Team 1. Freed-Hard. 1. Union 3. Lyon 4. Cumberland 5. Trevecca Naz. 6. Bethel 7. Martin Meth. 8. Blue Mtn. 9. Mid-Cont.

TS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

All 12-1 12-1 9-1 5-2 7-3 9-4 7-4 6-7 1-10

TranSouth Conference Men’s Basketball Team 1. Martin Meth. 2. Trevecca Naz. 3. Union 4. Freed-Hard. 5. Bethel 6. Mid-Cont. 7. Cumberland 8. Lyon 9. Blue Mtn.

TS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

All 11-2 8-4 8-4 7-5 8-6 7-7 4-9 3-8 0-15

A season worth of photos only $10 at the Independent Photo reprints of athletic events covered by the Chester County Independent are available by contacting our office. Prints of high school, junior high, and Freed-Hardeman University games are available along with some Dixie baseball and softball, band performances and other events. Hundreds of photos are available including most that did not run in the newspaper. For prints, cost is $4 for a 4x6 print, $6 for a 5x7, and $12 for an 8x10. However, for $10, on a CD or jump drive, you can own every photo taken of your sport during a given season. Please note photos are available for selection Wednesday through Friday only! The Independent will not reprint photos that were submitted to us from outside sources. For more information, call our office at 989-4624.

Local hunting and fishing guides were featured on satellite television show By James A. Webb General Manager

A local outdoors outfitting and guide service was recently featured on a cable television show. Feather Ridge Outdoors, operated by Patrick McAdams and Eric Crouse, was part of the Outdoors Allstars show on the Sportsman Channel. The show is set to reair sometime in March on the Sportsman Channel which is available on DirecTV channel 605. Crouse and McAdams, along with several associates, have been in business for about two and half

years helping outdoorsmen to better the enjoy their sport. Avid hunters all their lives, they try to demonstrate that the common man can do what the pros big-time hunters do without having lots of h i g h p r i c e equipment. “ We ’ r e trying to show that with hard work and perserverance you can do the same thing as a three-four thousand

dollar hunt,” said Crouse. Feather Ridge associates conduct guided outings such as turkey hunts or fishing, filming the experiences for the hunters. The clients are vary from children to adults a n d celebrities, taking many on their first hunt. “We’ve given up a lot of our own hunting to help others,” Crouse comment-

ed. “It’s about the experience of being outside. We can film the experience so they can have it forever.” Most of their hunts take part in Tennessee and on public lands. “It’s a business. I don’t know where it will go from here, but I sure enjoy doing it,” Crouse continued. “Our goal is to do it for a living one day,” said McAdams. “To hunt for a living would be nice.” Feather Ridge is very involved in youth hunts, especially those that raise money for organizations such as St. Jude Hospital.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Eric Crouse and Patrick McAdams, two local outdoors enthusiasts, have created a guide service known as Feather Ridge Outdoors. They were recently featured on the cable/satellite show Outdoors Allstars.

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You Can Play Better Golf

The Rules of Golf Rules 15 and 16 I hope that everyone had a great holiday season. Thanks to all of my fans and readers for your support of this weekly column. Looking ahead to 2010, I hope to bring each of you helpful and informative tips and advice for your golf game. We will start this year by continuing the series on the Rules of Golf. This week we will cover Rule 15 ‘Substituted Ball; Wrong Ball’ and Rule 16 ‘The Putting Green’. Rule 15 says that you must hole out with the ball played from the teeing area unless the ball is lost or out of bounds or you are allowed to substitute another ball under

JIM MERRY the rules. Rule 15-3 addresses the issue of playing a ‘wrong ball.’ This is a very important rule in stroke play because of the penalty of disqualification if you do not correct the error before teeing off on the next hole. Strokes made using a wrong ball do not count in your score. You do incur a penalty of two

strokes for the mistake. Rule 16 covers all of the things that you can and can’t do on the putting green. Most importantly is ‘touching the line of putt.’ Unless provided in the rules you can not touch the green on the line that your putt may reasonably travel. You may repair old hole plugs and ball marks on the green that are on your line but not spike marks or other damage. You can’t test the surface to determine the grain or speed. Rule 16-2 addresses the issue of a ball hanging on the lip of the hole. Once you reach the ball, you have 10 seconds to determine if it is at rest. If it falls in after this time period, it is deemed to have been holed out with the last stroke played and you must add a penalty stroke for undue delay. Email me at

pgajim@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Rules Quiz’ your name and answer to the following question. Correct answers will be entered into a drawing for complimentary greens fees for four players at Chickasaw Golf Course. In stroke play, a competitor changes balls on the putting green, holes out with the substituted ball, and plays from the next tee. The correct ruling is that the competitor: Incurs a one stroke penalty and is not required to correct the error Incurs a two stroke penalty and is not required to correct the error Incurs a two stroke penalty and is required to correct the error Is disqualified for playing a wrong ball and failing to correct the error.

Chester County Junior High Basketball Date Opponent Jan. 7 Decatur County Jan. 11 Lexington Jan. 14 Hardin County Jan. 25-28 Best of West

Location Parsons Henderson Savannah Parsons

Time 6:00 6:30 6:00 TBA

Chester County High J.V. Basketball Date Jan. 9 Jan. 15 Jan. 22 Jan. 26 Jan. 29 Feb. 2 Feb. 9

Opponent Crockett (b) Liberty (b) South S. (b) Bolivar (b) McNairy (g) Lexington (g) Liberty (g)

Location Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Jackson Eagle Gym Selmer Eagle Gym Jackson

Time 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30

Chester County High Freshman Basketball Date Jan. 7 Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Jan. 25

Opponent McNairy Lexington Lexington Hardin Co.

Location Eagle Gym Lexington Eagle Gym Savannah

Time 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00

Chester County High School Basketball Schedule Date Opponent Location Jan. 8 Lexington Lexington Jan. 9 Crockett Co. Eagle Gym Jan. 12 Fayette-Ware Eagle Gym Jan. 15 Liberty Tech Eagle Gym Jan. 19 Jackson CM Eagle Gym Jan. 22 South Side Jackson Jan. 23 Hardin Co. Savannah Jan. 26 Bolivar Cent. Eagle Gym Jan. 29 McNairy C. Selmer Feb. 2 Lexington Eagle Gym Feb. 5 Fayette-Ware Somerville Feb. 9 Liberty Tech Jackson Feb. 16 Girls District * TBA Feb. 18 Boys District *TBA * at higher seed

Time 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 TBA TBA

Freed-Hardeman University Baskeball

Photo courtesy McNairy County News

Players for Chester County and Selmer battle for a loose ball in middle school basketball action Monday in Selmer.

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CCJHS type of intensity we will hopefully be playing for the championship of the Best of the West (tournament) in just a few weeks.”

A big highlight for the Junior Eaglettes thus far this season was a setback they handed University School of Jackson, by one-point, back on Dec. 10. Robinson and Adreyana Amos have been the big scorers for the team so far, along the strong

inside scoring and rebounding by Jones. In the guys’ game, Selmer came out on top 39-29, dropping the Junior Eagles to 2-7 for the season. Brendan Clayton scored 10 points for CCJHS, including a pair of three-pointers.

Photo courtesy McNairy County News

Players for Chester County and Selmer battle for a loose ball in middle school basketball action Monday in Selmer.

“The season has been rocky,” commented Chester County head coach Tommie Kirk. “Though the record does not reflect it, the team plays hard, and I enjoy helping these boys learn the game of basketball.” Jared Humphry is the leading scorer for the season for the Junior Eagles, averaging 17 per game. He had a season high in one game thus far of 26. Chester County travels to Parsons to take on Decatur County at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday), before hosting Lexingtion at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11.

Date Opponent Location Time Jan. 7 Blue Mount. Sports Center 6/8 Jan. 9 Cumberland Lebanon 2/4 Jan. 11 Lambuth (m) Jackson 7:00 Jan. 16 Union Sports Center 2/4 Jan. 18 Trevecca Naz.Nashville 6/8 Jan. 21 Martin Meth. Pulaski 6/8 Jan. 23 Mid-Cont. Sports Center 2/4 Jan. 28 Lyon Batesville, Ark. 6/8 Jan. 30 Bethel Sports Center 2/4 Feb. 1 Lambuth (m) Sports Center 7:00 Feb. 4 Blue Mount. Blue Mtn., Miss.6/8 Feb. 6 Cumberland Sports Center 2/4 Feb. 13 Union Jackson 2/4 Feb. 15 Martin Meth. Sports Center 6/8 Feb. 18 Trevecca Naz.Sports Center 6/8 Feb. 20 Mid-Cont. Mayfield, Ky. 2/4 Feb. 25 Lyon (Sr.) Sports Center 6/8 Feb. 27 Bethel McKenzie 2/4 Sr. – Senior Night.

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Everyone at East Chester enjoyed Christmas holidays with their families. We were glad to be back at school on Monday. Faculty and students were welcomed back by a new banner featuring a picture of East Chester’s faculty and staff. PTO purchased us a new digital frame to display in our lobby. Principal Kim Scott has put 274 pictures on the frame of all the learning and activities that we’ve been doing at East Chester since August. Thanks to PTO and to the maintenance department for putting both of these up. Our custodians also worked very hard over the break. Our building looked wonderful when we got back from our Christmas break. Thanks Brenda, Dana and Terry! Before Christmas, we had several additions to our AR Point Clubs. Rachel Talbott, David Showers and Seth Frye are in the 50-Point Club. Peyton Anderson has made it to the 100-Point Club. We’re very proud of our readers! Rosemary McKnight’s class welcomed a special visitor to their class before the break. Matthew Smith, one of Mrs. McKnight’s former second-graders, has been in the Army for three years. He served in Iraq and has just returned from

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Rosemary McKnight’s class at East Chester Elementary School recently welcomed Matthew Smith, one of McKnight’s former students who served in the U.S. Army in Iraq, as well as in South Korea. a year in South Korea. He is a quartermaster in charge of supplies. He will now be stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., and will probably be sent to Afghanistan or back to Iraq. Earlier this fall students wrote letters with lots of questions about the Army. Matthew had some of his buddies to answer those questions on video and played the video for the class. He said he shared the students’ cards with some of those buddies because they rarely got mail. He patiently answered many questions about everything from the details about his dress uni-

By Nancy Connor By Melinda Carroll We hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas break. It was good to get back to the routine of learning on Monday. Report cards go out on Thursday. Parents, remember to sign the computer lab report and envelope to return on Friday. You may keep the report card. The cold weather is here! Parents, make sure your child leaves in the mornings wearing a warm coat. There are lots of coats in the lost-andfound bucket. Please check to see if you have missing jackets at your house. Third-graders in Melinda Carroll’s class talked about New Year’s resolutions. They decided that a great resolution would be to do a better job keeping up with assignments and finishing work on time. The class was sad to tell Devin Fesmire good-bye as he moves with his family to Alabama. You will be missed, Devin! Our prayers go out to Jami and Logan Robertson. Their house burned on Christmas Day. We wish them and their family the best. Jacks Creek students are shining in this winter weather!

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We were all glad to come back and see our friends and get back in our routine at CCMS. Many things are on the calendar for the near future. Our next CCMS Skate Night will be Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Magic Wheels. Skate and have a great

form to his favorite food to “Have you ever been scared?” He told the class he had never had to fire a gun in combat and he has never been fired upon. At the end, he presented the class with a framed piece of barbed wire fence from the DMZ that divides North and South Korea and a souvenir coin from his company in South Korea. He gave the students the following advice, “Study hard, especially math. I use math every day in my job.” Students in Mrs. Rosemary’s class wrote the following about Matthew’s visit. “I got to meet Sgt.

Matthew Smith today! He just got home from South Korea. He brought us a coin and part of the South Korean barbed wire fence. He came in uniform. He is a supply sergeant. He is a very brave and remarkable man. We write him letters every special occasion. It is a very delightful sight to see him in uniform. He has a lot of badges and is very interesting.” Will Pirtle “…He looked remarkable in his uniform. I’m so glad he came.” Allie Humphry “Meeting Matthew was fun. He is home for Christmas. I was nervous at first. But when he started talking I wasn’t nerv-

ous.” Bradley Holloway It is so rewarding to see former students grow up and make such outstanding citizens. We are so grateful for his service to our country. Each morning on announcements, we listen to a song about serving our country. Our students worked hard on cards for the Cagle family and our police department. We talked about ways that children can serve and help people in our community. Report cards were sent home today (Thursday) for the third six weeks. Students who had perfect attendance for the third six weeks were rewarded

time while supporting our school. Parent Involvement and the Lighthouse Keepers meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Ideas on how to help students prepare for TCAP will be discussed. Box Top winners for last month were: Sixth grade, Colette Carrabba; fifth grade, Mary Jo Peterson; and fourth grade, Debbie Kirk. All of these classes report that they will hold on to the trophy next month. Get those Box Tops in if you want to prove them wrong. Remember the last time to turn them in this year is Feb. 12.

Report cards will go out this Thursday, Jan. 7. Give praise and encouragement as needed. AR points are really jumping. Going over 25 points are Caitlyn Azevedo, Jacob Bailey, Jermaine Barham, Amya Boyle, Kaitlyn Buckley, Grant Burns, Clayton Carnett, Joyce Cupples, Taylen Eskew, Brandon Farley, Alysen Fillingim, Gavin Foulkes, Zachary Fuller, Claire Garrison, Anna Guin, Dixie Ivy, Jakob James, Brittany Kerr, Liam McCormick, Pierre McKnight, Austin Moore, Gabbi Morris, Macy Morrison, Skylar Nash, Sarah Patterson,

Alexis Ross, Zeke Smith, Taylor Harrison, Alex Thomson, Christian Walker, Braden Watkins and Victoria White. Going over 50 points are Aspen Gray, Shala Ingram, Caleb Johnson, Colton King, Ethan Nails, Nicholas Norwalk, Serteria Ross, Devin Scott, Baylee Smith, Josh Urzua, Jonathan Vince and Hailey Yodushock. Grant Matthews and Kendall Trice have over 100 points. Tabatha Holmes and Kayla Swedburg now have over 400 points! Keep on reading! Make someone’s day and always do your best.

with their Perfect Attendance tag on Friday. We are looking forward to two exciting assembly programs this month: Chinese Acrobats and Dog Acrobats will be coming to East Chester in January! Other important dates: Thursday, Jan. 14 – PTO Skate Night at Magic Wheels Friday, Jan. 15 – 100th Day of School/LifeLine Blood Mobile will be here. Our goal is to collect 100 pints of blood. Monday, Jan. 18 – No School in observance of Martin Luther King Day Thursday, Jan. 28 – Spring Pictures We’re SOARing to success at EAST!

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Tennessee to develop policies to increase graduation rates Tennessee has been selected by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) to participate in the Policy Academy on State Strategies to Achieve Graduation for All. The state will receive $50,000 to develop a dropout prevention and recovery work plan that supports the development of state policies and practices designed to increase graduation rates. Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire and West Virginia have also been selected to participate in the program. “I’m pleased Tennessee has the opportunity to become more involved in developing strategies to fight this growing problem,” Governor Phil Bredesen said. “At a time when we are focused on implementation of more rigorous standards for

high school students and graduates, it is important to also retain a focus on our students who are most in danger of not completing their degrees. This grant will help Tennessee establish an ‘early warning system’ to address those particular students while working through the Tennessee Diploma Project and Race to the Top to elevate the achievement of all students.” As part of the Academy, Tennessee will receive an in-depth data analysis of the location and scope of the dropout problem in the state, use information from the analysis to identify project activities and participate in Policy Academy meetings. The program will help clearly identify the dropout problem, assess gaps in student supports for preventing students from dropping out of school and for recovering students that

drop out, and create a dropout prevention and recovery action plan for implementation that includes possible tactics such as state policies, executive orders, advisory councils, legislation or regulatory reforms. “When a student drops out of high school, it hurts that individual’s opportunity for a bright, successful future and is a loss to society as a whole,” said John Thomasian, director of the NGA Center. “Those who drop out of high school are less likely than others to be employed, more likely to receive public assistance and more likely to be incarcerated. The State Strategies to Achieve Graduation for All initiative will help Tennessee and the other selected states devise policies to combat the dropout problem.” The initiative is informed by a report

recently released by the NGA Center, Achieving Graduation for All: A Governor’s Guide to Dropout Prevention and Recovery, which identifies the root causes of the high school dropout problem and offers an action plan for states to curb dropouts, help youth succeed and strengthen state economies. Specific recommendations contained in the report for states to reduce the incidence of not completing high school include promoting high school graduation for all, targeting youth at-risk of dropping out, reengaging youth who have dropped out of school and providing rigorous, relevant options for earning a high school diploma. For more information about this initiative and other NGA Center Education Division efforts, visit www.nga.org/center/edu.

New study finds parents wait too long to have “that talk” with their children By Randy O’Brien Tennessee News Service

The results of a study to be published in the January issue of Pediatrics finds parents are too-often late in telling their children about the birds and the bees. Children are beginning sexual experimentation younger than many parents want to believe, and may put themselves at risk because they don’t have

Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester, Jacks Creek, West Chester Elementary Schools Monday, January 11 Chicken nuggets or Max chili cheese wrap Mashed potatoes Green peas Salad bar, roll Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, January 12 Beef taco or hotdog Pinto beans, salad Spanish rice Taco trimmings Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, January 13 Hamburger or Grilled chicken/bun Baked tri-taters Baked beans Salad bar, trimmings Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, January 14 Lemon pepper chicken Or ham/cheese chipper Green beans, salad bar Mashed potatoes, roll Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, January 15 Pizza or Turkey deli/cheese Broccoli/cheese, corn Salad bar Orange wedges, milk choice

information needed to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy, according to the study. Mark Huffman, vicepresident of education and training for Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee, says being sexually responsible should involve a long-term conversation with children. “The earlier you start and the more you practice,

then when the conversations get really nervous for parents - that is, when they become explicitly about birth control - then those conversations will be a little bit easier.” The study disproves the fears many parents have that giving children sex education too early could make them curious about experimenting, adds Huffman. “If they do give a lot of information, it’s not going

School Chester County Middle School Monday, January 11 Chicken rings or hotdog Mashed potatoes/gravy Green peas, rolls Salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, January 12 Beef taco/baked scoops Grilled chicken/bun Spanish rice, pinto beans Trimmings Chocolate chip cookie Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, January 13 Hamburger or Max wrap chili cheese Baked beans, salad bar Baked tri taters trimmings Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, January 14 Lemon pepper baked chicken Or ham/cheese chippers Mashed potatoes Green beans Salad bar, rolls Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, January 15 Pizza or Turkey deli/cheese Broccoli/cheese Salad bar, corn Fruit choice, milk choice

Chester County Junior High

*Cereal offered daily Monday, January 11 Chicken nuggets or Hoagie sandwich Green peas, salad Masked potatoes, rolls Baked apples Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, January 12 Beef taco or corndog Spanish rice, corn Pinto beans, trimmings Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, January 13 Hamburger or Chili cheese max wrap Baked beans, salad bar Tri taters, trimmings Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, January 14 Lemon pepper baked chicken Barbecue/bun Green beans, salad bar Tiny whole potatoes Hot rolls Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, January 15 Pizza Turkey deli/cheese sandwich French fries, salad bar Broccoli/cheese Fruit choice, milk choice

Chester County High School *Cereal offered daily Monday, January 11

to increase the chances that kids will start sexual experiences earlier.” Researchers interviewed 141 middle-class and upper middle-class parents and their children, ages 13 to 17, finding 40 percent were sexually active before their parents told them about the hazards of sex. More information is online at www.plannedparenthood.org/mid-east-tennesee.

Chicken nuggets (2 lines) or Salad/pizza/batter bites Mashed potatoes/gravy Black-eyed peas, roll Broccoli/cheese French fries Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, January 12 Chicken fajita (2 lines) or Pizza/fries, salad/crackers Spanish rice, pinto beans Corn, trimmings Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, January13 Meatloaf or Clux Delux, batter bites Salad bar/crackers White beans/ham Macaroni/cheese Mustard greens Baked batter bites Cornbread Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, January 14 Lemon pepper baked chicken (2 lines) Pizza/fries/salad/crackers Mashed potatoes Green beans, rolls Baked apples Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, January 15 Stromboli or Pizza/tater gems Tiny whole potatoes Green peas, salad Glazed carrots Fruit choice, milk choice

Local residents receive degrees from UT Martin Two Chester County residents were among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during the recent fall commencement held in Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus. Amanda Lee Hearn received an undergradu-

ate degree and Mendi Moore received a graduate degree. Ford Little, Knoxville attorney and past president of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association, was the commencement speaker. UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes presided and conferred degrees.

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Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated December 8, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded December 13, 2005, at Book 277, Page 463 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Trent Roberts, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq., Shelby County a resident of 208 Adams Avenue Memphis Shelby 38103 as Trustee for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 21, 2010 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being situated in the 13th Civil District of Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit; First Tract: Beginning on a stake, northeast corner of the 100 acre tract and the southeast corner of the 14 ¾ acre tract; runs north 52 poles to a stake, chestnut pointers; thence south 67 deg. West 62 ½ poles to a stake, gum pointers; thence south 29 ½ poles to a stake in the north boundary line of the 100 acre tract thence west 78 poles to a stake in the old run of Middleton creek; thence down said creek as follows; South 32 degrees east 14 poles; south 12 ½ deg. West 20 poles; south 73 ½ degrees west 10 poles; south 46 deg. West 14 poles; south 6 deg. West 5 poles; south 32 deg. East 12 poles; south 23 degrees west 5 poles; south 66 ½ deg. west 5 south 50 degrees east 5 poles north 15 ½ deg. East 9 poles 2 degrees West 4 poles south 37 degrees west 12 poles south 31 1/2 degrees west 12 poles south 21 ½ degrees east 31 poles to a stake in the old creek run; thence south 203 poles to a stake and gum pointers; thence east 85 poles to a stake in the old creek run; thence up old creek run as follows: north 36 degrees west 6 poles; north 69 degrees west 14 poles; North 6 poles; North 69 deg. East 10 poles; north 27 deg. west 20 poles; west 3 poles; south 35 1/2 degrees west 11 poles; west 8 poles; north 30 degrees west 7 poles; north 2 degrees east 12 poles; north 27 degrees west 8 poles; north 56 deg. west 12 poles; north 22 deg. west 10 poles; north 71 deg. east 6 poles; north 87 degrees east 8 poles; north 17 degrees west 8 poles; north 73 degrees east 11 poles; north 17 degrees east 14 poles; north 8 degrees west 19 poles; south 80 deg. west 11 poles; north 28 degrees west 7 poles; north 15 1/2 degrees west 7 poles; north 40 degrees west 5 poles; north 7 poles; north 73 degrees west 6 poles; north 47 deg. west 4 poles; north 8 deg. west 6 poles; north 15 degrees east 10 poles; north 61 degrees west 5 poles; north 36 deg. west 6 poles; north 47 deg. east 4 poles; south 79 deg. east 5 poles North 14 degrees east 21 poles; North 51 ½ west 4 poles to the mouth of the big ditch; thence up said ditch as follows; north 26 deg. East 22 poles; north 16 degrees east 11 ½ poles; east 4 poles; north 10 degrees east 4 poles; north 32 ½ deg. east 46 poles; north 16 degrees east 40 poles to a stake in old field; thence east 37 ¾ poles to a stake white oak and beech pointers; thence north 22 ½ poles to the beginning, but subject to all highways, contained by estimation 130 acres, more or less. However, there is included in the above description, and expressly excluded from this conveyance, the following tracts of land: (1) A tract of about 111 acres, more or less, conveyed to Harley Martin, et ux by deed of general warranty from I.T. Perkins, a widower, on October 28, 1977, of record in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 67, page 605, (2) A tract of 4 acres, more or less, conveyed to the Pentecostal Youth Center, Inc. by I.T. Perkins, et ux on January 30, 1965, by deed of general warranty of record in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 53, page 82; and, (3) A tract of 2 acres,

more or less, conveyed to Christine Ross by I.T. Perkins, et ux on September 12, 1964, by deed of general warranty of record in the said Register’s Office of in Deed Book 53, page 362. (4) A tract of 1 acre more or less conveyed to Phillip Steven Browder and wife, Sarah Rebecca Browder dated December 8, 2005 and recorded in Record Book 277, page 313, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. Second tract: Bounded on the north by J.F. Kelley and R.L. Rainey; bounded on the east by the Center Point Milledgeville gravel road; bounded on the south by Maness and Ricketts; bounded on the west by Perkins, containing 17 - ½ acres, more or less, this being the identical real estate conveyed to Iley Perkins on January 7, 1947 by deed of general warranty from J.D. Haggard and wife, Lessie B. Haggard, of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 43, page 558. However, there is included in the above description, and expressly excluded from this conveyance, the following tracts of land: (1) A small tract or parcel conveyed to Guy Perkins and wife, Waymon Perkins by deed of general warranty from I.T. Perkins, a widower, on November 2, 1984, of record in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 78, page 284; (2) A tract of 2 acres, more or less, conveyed to Guy Perkins, et ux, by I. T. Perkins, et mo. on May 24, 1955, by deed of record in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 49, page 449; (3) A tract of about 1 acre, more or less, conveyed to the Trustees of the Holiness Church located at Center Point in Chester County by I.T. Perkins, et ux, on January 13, 1959, by deed recorded in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 50, page 392; (4) A small parcel conveyed to the Trustees of the Center Point Holiness Church by I.T. Perkins, a widower, on February 10, 1978, by deed of record in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 68, page 172; (5) A stall parcel conveyed to the Trustees of the Center Point Holiness Church by I.T. Perkins, a widower, on November 29, 1979, by deed of record in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 71, page 186; and (6) 2.03 acre, more or less, conveyed to the State of Tennessee for State Highway 22 right of way, by Right of Way Deed of record in Deed Book 49, Page 243. ALSO KNOWN AS: 20 Campground Lane, Enville, Tennessee 38332 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Trent Roberts; Unknown heirs of Iley Perkins The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 717154296 DATED December 28, 2009. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated May 28, 2004, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 3, 2004, at Book 252, Page 727 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Jerry Hunter, conveying certain property therein described to Kathy Winstead as Trustee for Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, a New Jersey Corporation; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie

Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 21, 2010 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being situated in the Fifth Civil District of Chester County, Tennessee, located On the South side of the Mount Pleasant Road, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit; 2.310 acre Lot Number 2 Beginning on a spike in the center of Mount Pleasant Road, said spike being the new Northeast Corner of the lot herein described and further located 502.39 feet as measured along the Centerline of Mount Pleasant Road from a spike in the center of Mount Pleasant road at the intersection of the centerline of Dennis Latham Road, thence South 54 degree, 53 minutes, 17 seconds, West 25.00 feet to an iron pin near the South right of way margin of Mount Pleasant Road, thence with a new severance line, South 54 degree, 53 minutes, 17 seconds, West 286.85 feet to an iron pin set to be the new Southeast corner of the lot herein described, thence with a new severance line, North 88 degree, 26 minutes, 10 seconds, West 98.66 feet to an iron pin set to be the new Southwest Corner of the lot herein described, thence with a new severance line, North 01 degree, 33 minutes, 50 seconds, East 432.89 feet to an iron pin near the South right of way margin of Mount Pleasant Road, thence North 01 degree, 33 minutes, 50 seconds, East 25.44 feet to a spike in the center of Mount Pleasant Road being the new Northwest corner of the lot herein described, thence with the Center of the Mount Pleasant road (50 feet right of way) the following 6 courses: South 77 degrees, 42 minutes, 31 seconds, East 13.10 feet, South 65 degrees, 15 minutes, 29 seconds, East 99.87 feet, South 55 degree, 41 minutes, 05 seconds, East 99.88 feet., South 46 degree, 26 minutes, 53 seconds, East 99.89 feet., South 37 degree, 28 minutes, 48 seconds, East 99.99 feet and South 34 degrees, 08 minutes, 11 seconds, East 39.17 feet back to the Point of beginning containing 2.310 acres as surveyed by Eddie Coleman Jr., Henderson Co., Tennessee, Tennessee. L.L.S. Number 1140 addresses 523 Lakeshore Drive, Lexington, Tennessee, 38351. Said acreage includes but hereby expressly excludes any and all portions of the public road right of ways leaving 2.057 Taxable acres. ALSO KNOWN AS: 135 Mount Pleasant Road, Beech Bluff, Tennessee 38313 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Jerry Hunter; Leaders Credit Union The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700178382 DATED December 28, 2009. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed December 8, 2006 by Jonathan Wade Dunn to Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC, as Trustee, as

same appears of record in the office of the Register of Chester County, Tennessee, in Book 293, Pge 674, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in Record Book 323, Page 440, in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, U.S. Bank, National Association, As Successor Trustee To Bank Of America, N. A. As Successor By Merger To Lasalle Bank N. A., As Trustee For First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2007-Ff2, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 commencing at 12:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, towit: Situated in County of Chester, State of Tennessee. BEGINNING on an iron pin in the north right of way line of East Sixth Street, this point being located 25 feet north of the centerline of the same and at the southwest corner of Lot No. 22; runs thence with the north right of way line of East Sixth Street, south 88 degrees 17 minutes west a distance of 72 feet to a stake, this point being the southeast corner of Lot No. 24; runs thence with the east line of Lot No. 24, north 2 degrees and 37 minutes west a distance of 138.25 feet to an iron chain link fence post, this point being the northeast corner of Lot No. 24; runs thence north 88 degrees and 17, minutes east a distance of 72 feet to an iron pin in the south line of Roland’s lot, this point being the northwest corner of Lot No. 22; runs thence south 2 degrees and 37 minutes west a distance of 138.25 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.228 acres, more or less, and being Lot No. 23 of the Wamble Subdivision, a plat of which is on file and recorded in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 55, Page 424, subject to all of the restrictions applicable to said Wamble Subdivision. Property Address: 221 Tulip Street, Henderson, TN. Other Interested Parties: First Franklin A Division of National City Bank; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 7001-083060-FC

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on October 10, 2006, by Brian D Seaton and Lorrie A Seaton to Recontrust Company, N.A., Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, under Book 291, Page 253, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, January 28, 2010 (having been postponed from the previous sale date of January 14, 2010), commencing at

12:00 PM at the Main entrance of the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: Exhibit “A” Beginning at a stake in the Eastern margin of Crook Avenue at the Northwest corner of the Rowsey home place; runs thence East with the North line of Rowsey home place 136 feet to a stake; thence North 44 feet to a stake; thence East 239 feet to a stake; thence North 38 feet to a stake; thence West 375 feet with Gardener to a stake in the East margin of Crook Avenue; thence South with the East margin of Crook Avenue 82 feet to the point of beginning. Said legal description is the same description as contained in the previous deed of record. This is the identical real estate conveyed to Brian D. Seaton and wife Lorrie A. Seaton from Casey and Carrington Properties by Warranty Deed dated October 17, 2006, of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee in Record Book 291, Page 251. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 456 Crook Avenue, Henderson, TN 38340 CURRENT OWNER(S): Brian D Seaton and Lorrie A Seaton The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: RJM Acquisitions, LLC OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o PP Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext.) File No.: 432.0938111TN Web Site: www.msplaw.com

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated August 26, 1999, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded September 2, 1999, at Book 177, Page 291 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Gary A. Goodwin and Connie F. Goodwin, conveying certain property therein described to Charles R. Pettigrew, 250 North Parkway Suite 25, Jackson,TN 38305 as Trustee for Norwest Mortgage, Inc.; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and

payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 28, 2010 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning in a stake in the northern margin of the Sweetlips-\Enville black topped road, this point being the southwest corner of the Goodwin Manufacturing Co. lot; runs thence with the north right of way line o f the Sweetlips black topped road S 71 degrees 09 minutes W 189.69 feet; S 65 degrees W 134 feet to a point in the center of the intersection of old gravel road with the Sweetlips blacktopped road; runs thence with the center of old gravel road as follows: N 49 degrees 20 minutes E 92.85 feet; runs thence with center of curve in road to the left a distance of 169.59 feet; runs thence N 5 degrees 11 minutes E 98.74 feet to a point in the center of old gravel road; runs S 89 degrees 30 minutes W 25.17 feet to an old stump, a corner of Goodwin; runs thence S 77 degrees W 67.57 feet to a 8 inch hickory tree; runs thence through Goodwin’s tract of land N 24 degrees 47 minutes W 217.03 feet to a pine tree; runs thence N 58 degrees 12 minutes E 168.66 feet to an iron stake with cedar pointer, this point being the northwest corner of the Factory lot; runs thence with the wet boundary line of the factory lot S 22 degrees 16 minutes E 491.67 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.64 acres, more or less, this being a part and parcel of the real estate which we acquired be deeds of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 51, Page 115 and Deed Book 51, Page 120. (Legal Description taken from prior deed.) ALSO KNOWN AS: 7145 Enville Road, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Gary A. Goodwin; Connie F. Goodwin; MGIC Assurance Corporation; Hudson & Keyse, LLC assignee of First National Bank of Omaha The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 71743594 DATED January 4, 2010. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

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