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February 18, 2010

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Freeland admits involvement in Ward murder

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J o h n Thomas Freeland, Jr. appeared b e f o r e Judge Roy Morgan in a Jackson cour troom FREELAND Tu e s d a y and was expected to plead guilty to his involvement in the murder of Carolyn Ward of Henderson. However, Freeland disputed

one key fact in the case – who actually fired the fatal shot. Ward was found dead on Dry Creek Lane on March 7, 2009 after she allegedly was abducted from Fred’s Discount Store around 2 p.m. that afternoon. Ward’s car was found burned in south Madison County near Beech Bluff. Evidence in the case has linked three suspects, Freeland, Tashundra Mosley, and Marcus Thompson, to the homicide and all possess previous criminal

records involving, among other charges, aggravated assault, forgery, theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia, plus various driving charges. In court Tuesday, assistant District Attorney Jody Pickens read a narrative of the alleged incident in which Freeland is alleged to have shot Ward in the head. “The statement is pretty factual, but the part about me actually killing her is not,” stated Freeland. His attorney asked for

and was granted an extension in time allotting for making a plea because she had not had sufficient time to examine certain evidence she claimed to have received Feb. 12. Morgan scheduled the next appearance for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 24. The trial is scheduled for March 23 in a Chester County courtroom. Freeland did, however, plead guilty to a charge of aggravated robbery and was sentenced to 12 years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

Suspect found in hit-and-run Board opts to table vote on Hamlett closure fatality The suspect responsible for the death of a hit and run victim was arrested by authorities Saturday in Jackson after he was seen trying to replace his windshield. Jesse K. Greene, 30, of Humboldt, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality, after he conSee GREENE, Page 3-A

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Babies of 2009 deadline this Friday Are you a proud parent of a baby born in 2009? If so, be sure to feature your bundle of joy on our Babies of 2009 arrival page that will run in next week’s Independent edition. Photos and information should be submitted to our offices no later than Feb. 19 (this Friday) by 5 p.m. Please note professional copyrighted photos cannot be accepted without proper release from the photographer. For additional information, see Page 9-A.

Former politician, barber dies A former city and c o u n t y politician has died after suffering a brief illness. J e s s e PATTERSON F a y Patterson, 72, of Henderson, died Feb. 13, 2010, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel. Burial followed at Chester County Memory Gardens. Patterson served as a County Commissioner and City Alderman and was a barber for over 30 years, operating Patterson Barber Shop. He also managed East Gate Apartments for 10 years. See complete obituary Page 8A.

Sends to planning commission for further review By Julie Pickard

FHU President Dr. Joe Wiley and Dwayne Wilson, executive vice president, listen to concerns from Heritage Towers residents concenering permanently closing two city streets at Thursday night’s city board meeting. As advised by the city attorney, the board opted to table the request until the Planning Commission can review the matter further.

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Freed-Hardeman University president Dr. Joe Wiley admitted during last Thursday night’s city board meeting the university leaders “may not have done a good enough job explaining to the community” why they are seeking to close two city streets that run through their campus. “I considered it a relatively benign request,” said Wiley before the board. “Given the fact Hamlett is not really a through street, it’s about two blocks long and is surrounded by university, and by university activities. It didn’t dawn on me that it was that critical of an artery for individuals in the community.” Attorney Teresa Luna, filling in for city attorney Jerry Spore, said the city of Henderson was not legally allowed to sell Hamlett and University Streets to Freed-Hardeman. “This is not an unusual issue, a lot of cities that have big universities and hospitals that are expanding in the middle of city…it is totally a legal issue,” she said. Luna explained according to Tennessee state law, the streets are not owned by an individual city. The city of Henderson has a right of way or easement up to that street, for the public good. Legally, the city of Henderson has an obligation to make the determination whether abandoning the street meets the needs of the citizens through the planning commission. See HAMLETT, Page 3-A

Photos by Julie Pickard, Independent

Heritage Towers resident and taxpayer Ann Newman said at Thursday night’s meeting she was a Freed-Hardeman supporter, but not a supporter of the decision to close Hamlett Ave. Newman cited her main concern is safety and said making the turn from Hamlett onto Mill Street creates a dangerous environment for not only residents but also FHU students. Newman also noted closing Hamlett Ave. would cause major congestion for the entire area.

Auction items pouring in for Local authorities seek help in Perkins Dinner and Auction search for sexual assault suspect New auction items are coming in every day for the Eleventh Annual Dinner and Auction, sponsored by the Carl Perkins Center. “I can’t wait for the mailman to walk in every morning to see what new things he has for me,” said event organizer Janeane Moore. “On the 11th, I received an autographed picture of Matthew McConaughey. That made my day!” To date, Moore has received a 90th anniversary edition Green Bay Packers football, autographed by the team; an autographed Larry Csonka picture; a sky suite for 20 from the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx; a Jackson Day Spa package including a full-day spa experience with products; photography packages from White Design and Bickerstaff Photography; season tickets to the University of Memphis football games; Redbirds tickets; a tour of Oak

Alley Plantation in Louisiana; an autographed Peyton Manning photo; an autographed picture of Troy Palamalu; car detailing from Quality Bodyworks; tickets to Ruby Falls, the Frist Center and the Memphis Zoo; a will package from John Talbott; four Corporate seats for “Chicago” at the Orpheum in Memphis; jewelry; home décor; a children’s bookcase with books, and more. “Since this year’s theme is ‘Team Up Against Child Abuse,’ I am focusing on getting new sports memorabilia,” Moore said. “I have made requests to the Dallas Cowboys, Brett Favre, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Drew Brees, the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers, Hendrick Motorsports, Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman and lots, lots more. I am hopeful that they will respond positively. Our auction is always See AUCTION, Page 3-A

The Chester County Sheriff’s Department has released a sketch of a suspect believed involved in a sexual assault Feb. 1 near Milledgeville. According to the victim, the assailant is taller than 5’7” and weighed from 180-200 pounds. He had sandy blond hair, was very dirty, and driving an older model black truck. If you have information on this suspect, call the Chester County Sheriff’s Department at 989-2787.

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Hamlett “The planning commission does the study and makes the decision as to whether this is for the good of the public of the city of Henderson to abandon the street,” said Luna. In which the street would revert back to its former owners, or property owners that align the street, in this case FreedHardeman University. Due to the complexity of the request, the board voted to table the matter pending a formal review of the street closures by the planning commission. The planning commission will meet at 6 p.m. March 3 at City Hall. Mayor Bobby King said the big issue surrounding the closures of Hamlett and University involves the copious amounts of traffic that would detour onto Mill Street along with the funds to improve Mill Street in order to compensate the additional traffic flow. “We’re going to double

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Auction great, but it is my charge to raise the bar each and every year. There will be something for everyone, and no one will be disappointed.” Moore said that tables are selling out quickly. “We can get about 60 tables in the Sports Complex, and I’ve already sold 50. The community is so wonderful to the Center and especially

all that FHU traffic (about 4,200 cars a day) and put it all on Mill, a small street,” said King. “That’s more than what we have on North Church, which is a wider street and has a turning lane in the middle (about 3,500 cars a day). “Unless we do something to handle that traffic on Mill, we can’t do it,” said King. “We’re a city. We’ve got to take care of the infrastructure around the college.” King said he estimates it would cost $500,000 or more for the needed improvements to Mill Street, noting initial engineering fees, moving light poles and utilities. “The question is Freed-Hardeman ready to pony up and pay for Mill Street (improvements),” he added. “I’m not for this project, nor am I against it,” stated Alderman Bobby Barnes. “But I am against taxpayers paying for it.” Wiley noted the construction of a science building was not the sole reason they wanted control of Hamlett and University streets, but

pinpointed the university has long term plans of creating a controlled environment for their students in regulating access among visitors to the campus. “We have been given the charge of over 2,000 students. Their parents and grandparents look to us to make sure we do everything we can to provide, as best we can, a safe environment. “Because we have basically all public streets that run through our campus, we have no ability to control who comes on our campus and who doesn’t,” he added addressing the university’s safety concerns. “We have an obligation to limit access to individuals who have a reason to be on that campus, as opposed to anyone being on the campus at anytime. According to Wiley, the street closures would be the beginning of the university’s five- to-10-year plan to do two fundamental things with the campus: control access from the university entrances from midnight to 5 a.m. and create a more aesthet-

supportive of this event,” she said. World-renowned comedian / magician Stephen Bargatze will perform during the dinner. Bargatze is Director of Student Service Programs for the TSSAA. His comic approach is simple and direct, and his personal story of overcoming an alcoholic home life as well as a childhood that left him with a speech impediment touches everyone on an emotional level. Corporate seating is

$500 per table; Friends and Family tables are $250 and are a perfect way for couples, Sunday school classes and others to get together for a memorable night out. All tables seat eight and include a wonderful meal of pork chops, hot pineapple casserole, desserts and more. “Call soon to get a table,” Moore said. “I expect to be sold out by early March.” To purchase tables or for more information, contact Moore at 989-7222.

Healthcare, economy are main issues at Blackburn listening session, Sat. “Where are the jobs?” asked Congressman Marsha Blackburn in reference to the Federal Stimulus act which passed one-year ago. “Show us how the stimulus has created jobs.” Blackburn was in Henderson Saturday, holding a listening session with constituents. The economy, jobs, and healthcare issues were the main topics of questions put to Blackburn by the modest crowd attending the event at Henderson’s City Hall. Blackburn began the session by holding up a copy of the Federal budget, just the outlays. The $3.8 trillion dollar budget is the largest ever, and Blackburn predicted it would double the national debt in five years, tripling in 10 years. She noted

that President Barack Obama had promised not to sign bills that included earmarks, or special interest projects. However, she said he had approved more than 9,000 such outlays. “Backroom deal making just infuriates people,” she commented. “People are paying attention, … and they are weighing in with their government officials.” Many in attendance had healthcare issues on their minds, and Blackburn noted her opposition to many of the healthcare proposals now before Congress. Also in attendance was State Senator Delores Gresham who answered questions concerning state government issues and the state budget. Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

C o n g r e s s m a n Blackburn, center, discusses the issues with constituents Saturday morning at Henderson City Hall as she toured the district holding “listening sessions” in several communities.

ically, pastoral campus. “We’re wanting to create more of a walking or bicycling environment rather than a driving environment,” said Wiley. “I’m certainly not suggesting this is something that’s going to happen over night. “But if you’re looking at a five-to-10-year plan that affects all these things, to create an environment where the main interior of the campus has a campus atmosphere, both from a safety and aesthetic point of view, you have to start somewhere. And without the ability to close a portion of Hamlett and University we can never begin the process of achieving that.” In other matters the board approved a $0.35 pay raise for the four additional sergeant positions on the Police Department.

Rebecca Wright, a Henderson business owner, expressed her discontent with the Hamlett Ave closure. at the city board meeting Thursday night. “As the college keeps growing, its costing the residents of Henderson,” Wright added.

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, February 18, 2010

Financial Aid Night Freed-Hardeman University will host Financial Aid Night for juniors, seniors and their parents at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Chester County High School. Members of the FHU financial aid team will walk you step-by-step through the Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA). You will learn about scholarship, grant and loan opportunities.

Project Graduation meeting There will be a meeting concerning Project Graduation from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Henderson City Hall. All seniors and their parents are invited. Upcoming fundraisers, sponsorships, and Project Graduation activities will be discussed.

Miss Sweetheart Pageant The 2010 Miss Sweetheart Pageant will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Williams Auditorium. Age groups are 0-18 years. Entry forms are available at Chester County Middle School or at the Chester County Independent. All proceeds go to benefit CCMS Lighthouse Keepers. For more information, call Katrina Vince at 6077933.

CCHS Class of 1980 meeting The Chester County High School Class of 1980 will have a reunion meeting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Henderson City Hall, 121 Crook Ave. All classmates are urged to attend.

Bluegrass Show The Clay Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass Show will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Adamsville Community Center, featuring Lisa Lambert and The Pine Ridge Boys, Cane Ridge, and Flatwoods Bluegrass. Donations are collected to pay show expenses. Concessions will be available.

Headhugger’s meeting There will be a Headhugger’s meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, at Studio 412 First Assembly of God Activities Building. Individuals are needed to join the group to knit, crochet and sew hats for chemo patients. Patterns and some supplies are available. You can bring hats to turn in, learn how to make them and package hats for distribution to several West Tennessee Cancer treatment centers. Donations of yarn, money to purchase yarn and gallon zip-loc bags are accepted. Contact Maudie Seaton at 989-3305 or Gayle Cox at 608-2857 for more information or to donate.

Ham and Bean Dinner The Order of Eastern Star, Henderson Masonic Lodge on East Main St. will have its annual ham and bean dinner from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26. Tickets are $5 each. The meal also includes slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink.

Selmer Idol Second Round The second round of Selmer Idol for ages 8-13 and 14-19 will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, at the Selmer Community Center, 232 N. 5th St. Entry fee is $20. First, second and third place awarded in each age category to complete in the finals on July 3 at Selmer City Park. Call 645-3866 for information.

Huge Yard/Bake Sale to benefit Cagle family A 20-plus family inside yard and bake sale to benefit the family of Captain Dennis Cagle will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 27, at First Methodist Church in Henderson. For information on donating items, call 608-6145.

School Uniform Exchange In an effort to help the community, a school uniform exchange is being organized. The goal is to have the first uniform exchange in July to prepare for the fall semester. Those that have need of this service will be able to exchange outgrown, gently used uniforms for appropriate sizes. The needs of those unable to make an exchange will also be met. Drop off locations are Jacks Creek Elementary, Chester County Junior High and West Chester Elementary. For information, email Amy Wooley at wooleya@tennk12.net

Prescription Assistance If you need assistance paying for prescription medication, eyeglasses, medical equipment/supplies, or nutritional supplements, contact Southwest Human Resource Agency at 989-5111 or 1-800-372-6013, or apply at the SWHRA Community Service Center, 269 N. Church St. in Henderson. Eligibility requirements are: 60 years of age or older, income must be below 200 percent Federal Poverty Guidelines, and have a prescription or written order from a physician.

Dining with Diabetes UT Extension in Chester County will offer a free program for diabetics, their family members or caretakers. Classes will be from 9-11 a.m. March 1, 8, 15, and 22, at Henderson City Hall. Call the UT Extension office at 989-2103 to register or for more information.

Lawler and Dundee to headline Memphis Wrestling On Friday, March 5, Jerry “The King” Lawler and Bill “Superstar” Dundee will headline Memphis Wrestling at Eagle Gym. Also on the ticket are Henderson’s own The New Nature Boy Kevin White, Dirty Doug Gilbert, Brian Christopher and The

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Spellbinder. Wrestlers will also come out to meet the fans and sign autographs during an intermission. Tickets are available at NEO Products and the Carl Perkins Center. Call 989-7222 for more information.

Hee-Haw 2010 The McNairy County Hee-Haw Show will be held Thursday through Saturday, March 4-6, at the McNairy Central High School Little Theater, and Friday and Saturday, March 12-13, at the Marty in Adamsville. All shows start at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 7-12, and free for age 6 and under. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

Pink Princess Pageant The Pink Princess Pageant to benefit Relay For Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 13, at Tigrett Middle School in Jackson. The pageant is open to girls ages 0-21 and the registration fee is $35 prepaid, $45 at the door. This includes all side categories except Most Photogenic, which is optional and an additional $10. A queen and four alternates will be chosen in each age group. The girl who raises the most money for Relay For Life will be crowned Relay For Life Sweetheart. For entry forms or more information, contact Karley Bond at 731616-5350.

Carl Perkins Dinner and Auction The 11th Annual Carl Perkins Center Dinner and Auction is scheduled for Saturday, March 27, at Freed-Hardeman University’s Sports Complex. Corporate tables are $500, and Friends and Family tables are $250 with all seating eight people. Included in each package is dinner, silent and live auctions and entertainment by internationally acclaimed comedian Stephen Bargatze. To purchase tables or for more information, contact Event Coordinator Janeane Moore at 989-7222.

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; deposits are due now. 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 June 7-11 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. Cost is $499 per double occupancy. A $100 deposit is due by March 1 with final payment by April 23. 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.

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.

Volunteers needed \to deliver meals Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to shut-ins one day per month. Call the Chester County Senior Center at 989-7434 and ask for Glenda Perry.

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.

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Greene fessed to hitting Bradley Smartt on Feb. 7. During his arraignment Monday morning Greene said he could hire an attorney and his next appearance date is scheduled for March 16. According to a police report a tip was called into Henderson authorities Saturday stating a car matching the description of the hit and run vehicle was seen at Jack Morris Auto Glass repair shop in Jackson getting a windshield replaced. After investigating the white, Chevrolet Corsica, HPD investigator Gary Davidson determined it was the correct car, belonging to Greene, involved in the accident due to evidence from the vehicle left at the scene. Greene admitted in the report he was traveling on Hwy 45 that night and did hit something, that he presumed was a deer. Davidson said a factory radio antenna and a mirror insert that was found near the victim’s body matched the Corsica and there was also damage to the front right passenger side. Authorities suspected it was a white vehicle because of white paint chips found on the victim’s clothing. Investigators initially thought it may have been a red or white car because a piece of red car trim was found near the accident scene, but now have concluded that piece of evidence had nothing to do with this incident. Smartt was found dead lying in the entrance of Stoll’s Woodcraft by a HPD officer on Super Bowl Sunday. Smartt had wrecked his vehicle in a nearby field and investigators believe he was trying to flag down a car for help when he was struck. Greene remains in Chester County custody on $50,000 bond.

Photos by Julie Pickard, Independent

A white Chevrolet Corsica remains in the Henderson city garage after local authorities charged Humboldt resident Jesse Greene in a hit-and-run fatality that occurred late Super Bowl Sunday involving Jackson resident Bradley Smartt. A shattered windshield Greene was trying to get replaced in Jackson led to the discovery and arrest of the hit-and-run suspect.

Life & Style

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Congratulations to David Morrison on receiving a 40year plaque for being a deacon at First Baptist Church in Henderson. Vickie Finley and Michele Newman celebrated their birthdays with a family gathering at the home of David and Virginia

ASHLEE NICOLE HARRIS AND GRANT ADAMS BESHIRES

Harris – Beshires engagement

The stew went well, a little slower than usual. We thank all those that showed up to work, those who donated and purchased items. On our prayer list are Teresa Colbert, Allen Rietz, Maurine Foster, Jean (Dewey) Pickett, Jamie Hardin, Rayford Mayfield, Summer Dare, Jeanette Jones, Nancy Kinchen, Donna Murphy, Betty Stout, Lysa Wilkes,

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Morrison. Michele was born on her Aunt Vickie’s birthday. Remember Wanda Lucas Patterson in the loss of her husband, Fay. As a young girl growing up in Talley Town, I was a constant visitor playing with

the Lucas children. Wanda and Fay were dating then… a lot of memories come flooding back to those wonderful days. Call Wanda Cook at 9893724 or Celia Murley at 989-5300 with your news, birthdays and anniversaries.

Cindy Springer, Chrissy Busby, Mickey and Sonny Russell, Thelma Pritchard, Mitzi Crouse, and our military and their families. Birthday greetings to Dewayne Keen and Johnnie R. Smith on Feb. 11; Brenda Plunk, Ray (Porky) Cook on Feb. 12; Mandy Coats and Kristian Pickett on Feb. 14; Andrew Creech and Donna Bishop on Feb. 15; and Billy Busby, Patsy Bullman, Tonya Bodiford and Camryn Pickett on Feb. 17. Happy anniversary wishes to Mike and Diane Bullman on Feb. 17. Hope all of you have a great week. Call 989-7523 with your news.

On our prayer list this week are Charles and Wilma Cupples, Joanne Joyner, Pam Priddy, Bruce Morris, Jean Latham, Faye Carroll, Johnny Hayes, John Kent Sells, Thelma and Lisa Peddy, Phillip Ross, Michael Norwalk, Nancy McCaskill, Joanne Sells, Steve Morris, Ollie Dean Kennedy, Bill and Shirley Gaddy, Carolyn Potter, Dianne Wells, Nick Phillips, Judy Cagle,

Maurine Foster, Gathel Latham, Guy Austin, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families. Happy anniversary to Chris and Tosha Grissom on Feb. 25. Birthday greetings to Larry Vestal and Scott McCaskill on Feb. 20; Dianne Connor on Feb. 21; Adam Bray, George Bishop and Celeste McPeake on Feb. 22; Shirley Hinson and James Bright on Feb. 23; and Peggy Hooper and Bethany Jones on Feb. 25. “I have yet to find a person who did not work better and put forth better effort under a spirit of approval rather than a spirit of criticism. – Charles Schwab

Happy anniversary to Jerry and Jean Crowell on Feb. 20 and Patrick and Shelby Mooney on Feb. 21. Annie Ruth would like to say thank you and let everyone know how much she and John appreciate your thoughtfulness during their time of need. Your visits while John was in the hospital and all the food sent to them was a blessing.

They especially appreciate your prayers. There are a lot of ways to show support of something or someone other than by monetary means. The Enville Volunteer Fire Department would like to let Randall and Patricia Jones know how much they are appreciated. Let’s remember to pray for the sick, our troops and their families.

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you – Spanish Proverb. Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue. If you have an event coming up, a birthday, anniversary or any news, call me at 989-0212 or email me at Envillecommunitynews@ yahoo.com or wildgoosenews@aol.com. ter afterward and hearts to all who donated items for the party. Those celebrating birthdays are Anthony Cooper, Cody Tummins and Brad Garner on Feb. 19; Chuck Lane on Feb. 22; and Talmadge Murley on Feb. 23. Belated birthday wishes to my niece, Donna McAllister of Pekin, Ill. The bluegrass show will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the community center. Savannah Grass and Courthouse Pickers will be performing. If you would like to help fry pies on Friday, Feb. 26, come around 4 p.m. Bring a dish for supper. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. To all you NASCAR fans of Earnhardt… how about that 88 car darting from 10th place to second in the last lap. What an exciting finish. I am a fan of number 88. He ran out of time and McMurray held him off. Oh well, another time, another place. Have a good week. Storm. It was a green, green grass of home kind of thing for Rex regardless of snow. Washington State is a long way from home. Keep those under the weather in your prayers. Jean and Willis Hudson visited Earl Williams in the Humboldt Veterans Home. Bruce Morris will be going for further tests. Jerry Jones, Eva Jones and Arlene Ivy are at Decatur Manor. I saw Joe Fowler at town, so he is getting out some. Joe Stanfill is walking well after his knee surgery. I still have his getwell card; will save it for someone who needs it. On Feb. 22, my friend, Minnie Arnold, is celebrating a wedding anniversary with her feller, Allen. Wilma Hart celebrated her 79th birthday with white sheets with pink lips from Pat and Don Jones and balloons and flowers from Billy and Vicki Dickson. Others sent sugar-free candy and cards (scrapbook is filling up).

Debbi Harris of McLemoresville is pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of her daughter Ashlee Nicole Harris to Grant Adams Beshires, son of Brent and Anita Beshires of Henderson. The wedding will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at Howse Baptist Church in Atwood. Ashlee is the daughter of the late Thomas Harris. Grandparents of the brideelect are the late Robert Glynn and Willie Mae Phelps of Milan. She is a 2005 graduate of West Carroll High School and a 2007 graduate of Jackson State Community College. She is employed as a registered nurse at JacksonMadison County General Hospital. The prospective groom

is the grandson of Jerry Beshires and the late Brenda Beshires, and Jean Weaver and the late Elder Elmer Weaver, all of Henderson. Grant is a 2005 graduate of Chester County High School and a 2006 graduate of Tennessee Technology Center of Lexington. He is currently attending Jackson State Community College pursuing a degree in physical therapy. He is employed at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital as a physical therapy technician. The couple will reside in Henderson after their honeymoon in Hawaii. Grant and Ashlee would like to take this opportunity to invite friends and family to their wedding and reception that will follow.

Happy birthday wishes go to Tony Murphy on Feb. 18; Jerry Crowell on Feb. 19; Jackie Hutcherson and Lynn Canaday on Feb. 20; Rose Busby on Feb. 22; Rhonda Ivey on Feb. 23; and Parker Herndon on Feb. 24.

Well, it is Monday morning and I am sitting here watching it snow as I write this. It is so pretty and I am actually getting used to it. But, then I don’t have to travel in it like so many of you. I didn’t like it either when I worked. When Orban and I moved here the first time in 1977, we had ice and snow on the ground for the whole month of January 1978. I worked for South Central Bell in Jackson and you weren’t allowed to miss work unless you called in dead. So, I made it to

work. I don’t know how now that I look back on it… no 4X4, just had a little Chevy Nova with a big engine and if you took your foot off the brake you were going somewhere. But, I managed to keep it out of the ditches. I hope everyone can enjoy it and not stress too much. Please be safe. Continue to remember our sick this week. When we are sick it certainly helps to know that people are praying for us: Jean Murley, Winna Knipper, Gloria Blankenship, Larry Privett, Angela Benfield, Teresa Colbert, Earl Mainers, Peggy Weaver and Martha Bain. I have a praise! Orban and Legina have had a lot of health problems for the last six months and things are looking up for us. I want to thank everyone that has kept us in their prayers.

Happy birthday to Norma Tully on Feb. 18; Bro. Paul Roaten (Bethel Baptist Church) on Feb. 19; Clifton Mainers on Feb. 21; and Tori Hollingshead Landers and Leonard Earl Mainers on Feb. 22. Our quote of the week: Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it. – Charles R. Swindoll Have a safe week and remember our soldiers and loved ones that miss them so much. Our shut-ins and sick would love a visit or call. My number to report the news is 983-0522. Community website: deanburgcommunitycenter.webs.com.

The Hickory Corner Community Center was decorated beautifully for the Valentine’s Banquet Saturday night. The buffet table was filled with wonderful food and the dessert table was sinful. Those who went home with the crowns were; Larry Farris, king; Ophelia Jordan, queen; Troy Frye, prince; and Ann Morrison, princess. The junior king and queen were Seth Wade and Macy Morrison. There was a cake auction, door prizes and everyone enjoyed bingo. I do believe some were high on sugar as several yelled bingo over and over. How romantic to be wed on Valentine’s Day… Troy and Mary Lee Frye

did just that. As of Sunday, Feb. 14, they have been married 62 years. Mary Lee said after courting for five months, Troy knew he had found the girl of his dreams and asked her to marry him. Troy says that wasn’t a problem, but he was weak in the knees when he had to ask her father for her hand in marriage. Her father gave his blessings and they were married on Feb. 14, 1948, in Corinth, Miss. They have three children, Janice (Lynn), Ken (Annette) and Keith (Rhonda), seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The love they share just keeps on growing. They were presented with a dinner for two, compliments of Snookum’s. A first time guest at the center was Jane Vestal and her friend, Bob. Jane will be opening Henderson Villa Assisted Living in Henderson later this year. We appreciate all our guests and welcome you back to all our events. Thanks to all who stayed and helped clean the cen-

The arrow on Cupid’s bow struck not a rain cloud, but a snow cloud, and perhaps someone’s heart! What a memorable Valentine Day or birthday to celebrate then seal with kisses and snowflakes on Feb. 14! The snow started Sunday at 9 p.m. with a fine mist that turned into a blowing fast snow. True the snowflakes were very small, but they were persistent. Great time to relax with hot cocoa, open window blinds, and thank God for eyesight as you watched Mrs. Snow trying to build her own snowman. We only had an inch accumulation, but we are assured there will be more

flurries. Sadly, Carlette and Don Robertson watch the weather channel in Florida just to “see images” of a good snow back in Tennessee. Perhaps next year they’ll take their vacation in Tennessee in January. Let’s rub the snow into their wound – this makes how many snows so far this year? My buttercups are saluting these snows. Snow is not going to get them down, so don’t let it get you down – spring is a month away. A friend of mine, Nancy Rhodes Richie, is already planning her garden, so perhaps others have the spring itch, too. My cousin keeps up with death notices. As of last week, the Independent has published 33 obits this year, not counting other burials in this county from other funeral homes. This week we express sympathy to the families of daddy and

son-Colby Alan Miller (1227-09/2-13-10) and Cody Alan Miller (11-18-88/215-10). The Millers are great-nephews of Ruby Sue Harrington of Jacks Creek. Ruby’s sister is Dorothy Miller. This is Dorothy’s grandson and great-grandson; Dennis Jackson (3-8-63/2-8-10); Jesse Fay Patterson (10-137/2-13-10); Charlie Marcle Parker (11-1024/2-13-10); and Dorris Perry (1-8-33/2-15-10). Love remembers all, but one cannot flee from love or death. The Jacks Creek Community Club sells fried pies as a treat, but we had a special treat when Juanita Canada read several selections of her poetry for our Valentine Day dinner meeting. Juanita has a street named after her that goes by the Chester County Healthcare, a facility that takes care of one her favorite things, elderly people. JoAnne VanCleave

says Juanita loves writing, books, trees, nature, people, animals, and has many talents. Her column, Down a Country Lane, was a very popular article that told of experiences being raised by Maw and Paw on a farm. Abe Lincoln and Andy Maness share a Feb. 12 birthday. Sixteen cousins surprised Andy in a Savannah cabin belonging to David and Lucy Burgess. He was goodnatured to tolerate hat and beard. Andy smiled at southern jokes, gave presidential answers to tough questions, and told facts about Abraham to educate us. Each guest gave a card with an enclosed Lincoln five-dollar bill to help purchase a new suit. Since Andy is my cousin, I suggested he buy a new “birthday suit” since his is wrinkled. I hope Andy will be at my 80th birthday party; he will be 99.6, but in case he wasn’t, I decided to give an early gift.

Now I regret giving him that one-hundred dollar print pillow. There are over 84,000 people in the U.S.A. over the age of 100. Now I’ll have to buy him another gift. The party ended at 9:30, naptime, which is our “Happy Hour.” His sister, Joy Maxine and her husband, Jack Whittaker, came down from Mont Eagle for this event. Lee, his brother, from Michigan, sent money to help pay on the suit. Other cousins were James and Vickie Ellis, George and Barbara Johnson, Kathy Pounds, Alice Terry, Janice Boone, Willadean Thrasher, Don and I, and Doris Maness (Mary Todd) for the night. Sammy and Marsheila Lott had a lift when Rex, Cheri, Dylan and Shelby Lott came to share some time. Sheila Ryals produced a high squeal when they surprised her, too. Sheila was a letter writer when Rex was in Desert

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Chester County Independent archives, February 19, 1960

Representing Chester County High School in the 29th District Tournament underway at North Side High School this week are the Eaglettes pictured above. Front row left to right, Ann Johnson, Donna Myrick, Zula Benson, Jan Bray, Betty Smith, Hope Barber. Back row (left to right): Coach Eddie Truett, Virginia Farris, Kay Mitchell, Katie Harwell, Wanda Johnson, Mildred Mitchell, Jane Murley, Mildred Benson, Elaine Clayton, Barbara Rush, Coach Howard Bulliner. Absent when picture was made: Judy Bray.

Chester County Independent archives, February 12, 1970

JUNIOR CHAMPIONS – Members of the Chester County Junior High basketball team are pictured above after winning the Junior High School Championship trophy in a tournament played in Jackson last week. Coach Mrs. Larry Kent is holding the giant trophy while CCHS Principal James Williams passes out letters to players. Members of the team are, left to right, Scorekeeper, Kathy Hendon, Debbie Jones, Dee Etta Cox, Pam Rowland, Gail Bryant, Cecelia Cloud, Patsy Smith, Cindy Brower, Mrs. Kent, Bonita Ross, Kathy Kirby, Quinta March, Linda Hutcherson, Greta McHaney, Tonette Connor, Ann Carroll, Manager Cathy Campbell and Mr. Williams.”

Only Yesterday ‘Weeks Cleared By Judge And Jury In Ouster Suit’ From the files of the Chester County Independent

amounts to the $723 cost announced by the County Court Clerk.

February 15, 1940

“Stork Feathers” “Mr. and Mrs. Ira Williams announce the birth of Stephen Daniel, Friday. The young man is their second child and weighed 7 ¾ pounds. “Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Crouse of Friendship are the parents of twins, a boy and a girl, born Tuesday morning. The girl, who has been named Betty Jo, weighed 7 pounds, and the boy, named Kenneth Ray, weighed 6 pounds. Mother and babies are doing well.”

“Weeks Cleared By Judge And Jury”

THE WINNER! AND STILL SHERIFF – J. C. WEEKS “Complete and sweeping exoneration was given Sheriff J. C. Weeks in Circuit Court here Tuesday afternoon when the jury hearing the issues in the ouster suit brought against him by Attorney General David P. Murray unanimously voted him innocent on all 23 counts of the issues submitted to them to determine on matters of fact. “Judge Johnson sustained the findings by overruling a motion of the prosecution that he disregard the juror’s vote.” “Sheriff’s Trial Costs County $723” “Court Must Levy Extra 3 or 4 Cent Tax When Next Rate Is Set” “The ouster suit proceedings brought by Attorney General Murray against Sheriff J. C. Weeks on misfeasance and other charges cost Chester County $723.25, according to figures compiled Wednesday by County Court Clerk Eli E. Peddy, after a Circuit Court jury had cleared Sheriff Weeks. “Ex parte costs in the sheriff’s case amounted to about $500, the principal items being jury and extraveniremen pay, service of subpoenas on them, and pay for the five special officers appointed to wait upon the court because Sheriff Weeks and his deputies were ineligible for such duties during the ouster hearing. “Pay for the trial jurors alone, at $2 each per day, amounted to $168. Special officers’ pay totaled $90 for the week. “Aside from the ex parte costs, the county will have to dig down into its pocket for witness and mileage fees, together with witness subpoenas and other incidentals. Some 66 persons testified in the case, and in addition more than a score of others were summoned but not called upon to take the stand. The whole

February 17, 1950 “Founders’ Day Is Observed By PTA” “The annual Founders’ Day program was observed by the Henderson PTA last Thursday night. A silver tea was given preceding the program. In the entrance hall, a table was laid with a white cutwork cloth and centered with a bowl of yellow jonquils. “Individual cakes iced in blue and gold and punch were served by Mesdames Annie Davidson, H. M. Steadman, James Williams, Howard Mitchell and Miss Lela Haltom. “A clever Founders’ Day program in the form of a radio skit was presented by A. C. Jones, Mesdames Earl Gardner, A. M. Johnson, J. A. Johnson, Joe Melton, William Trice and C. M. Watkins under the direction of Mrs. Jimmy Hill, Founders’ Day Chairman.” “Bishop’s School” “by Mrs. Gus Smith” “Mr. and Mrs. Tom Horn are the proud parents of a baby boy born Feb. 6. He has been named Larry Thomas. – Mrs. Callie McCormick, Mrs. Elsie Greenhill, Muriel McCormick and Jo Anne Vornus of Memphis spent the weekend with the Gus Smith and J. N. Weatherington families. – Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bishop, Mary Jane and James Elmer were visitors in the Gus Smith home Saturday night. – Patsy Ann Smith visited her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Davis, in Henderson Saturday night. – Those visiting in the Tom Horn home Sunday were Mrs. Callie McCormick, Elsie Greenhill, Mrs. Exie Pickett and children. – Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Smith, Mary Dell and Barbara of Henderson visited in the Arlie Smith home on Sunday.” “Births” “Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson announce the arrival of a daughter on Feb. 11 at Webb-Williamson in

Jackson. She has been christened Pamela Ann. “Steadman Clinic” “Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Maness of Route 1 Beech Bluff announce the birth of a daughter, Donna Kay on Feb. 9.” February 19, 1960 “Eaglettes Win First Round In 29th Tourney” “Tuesday night the Eaglettes scored their first victory of the 29th District Tournament as they downed the Jackson Lady Bears 6143. The Eaglettes led all the way but the Jackson team really played a strong game. Jan Bray scorched the nets for 37 markers and Zula Benson added 18.” “FHC Youth Camp In June, July” “The fourth annual Freed-Hardeman College Youth Camp will be held at Lake LaJoie in Chickasaw State Park, June 19 through July 2. Young people between the ages of 10 and 18 are invited to attend Cost per person will be $20 plus 75 cents for insurance per week.” “Births” “Steadman Clinic” “Mr. and Mrs. Odell Clayton of Route 1, Montezuma, are the parents of a son, Donald Paul, who was born Feb. 14.” February 19, 1970 “City Charter Change Remains In Jeopardy” “The proposed amendment to Henderson’s charter that would change the form of government for the city for a mayor-board of alderman to a mayor-commissioner-city manager form is in jeopardy this week because of a chain of confusion between city officials and a representative of the Tennessee Municipal League. The time element will also play an important role in whether or not the charter change is placed before the state legislature. The present term of the legislature ends Friday.” “News From Our Boys” “One of the Army badges that soldiers wear with special pride is the Combat Infantryman Badge. It was awarded to Private First Class Jerry W. Wilkins, 20, near Duc Pho, Vietnam, Jan. 9. “Pfc. Wilkins, son of Mrs. Opal R. Wilkins, is assigned as a mortarman in Company B, 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. “The CIB has been awarded since late in World War II for sustained ground contact against an enemy.”

Free wrestling tickets available Organizers for the March 5 Memphis Wrestling event at Chester County High School are making it easy for every child in Chester County to attend. For each adult ticket purchased, one child, 12 and under, will be admitted free. “We want all children to be able to attend,” said Hearn. “Children 12 and under can come free as long as each child has a paid adult with them.”

Such well-known wrestlers as The Spellbinder, Dirty Doug Gilbert, Brian Christopher and Henderson’s own The New Nature Boy Kevin White will be on hand for a night of wrestling mania. Jerry “The King” Lawler and Bill “Superstar” Dundee will appear in the Main Event. “This promises to be quite a battle,” added Hearn. “All wrestling fans need to come out for this!”

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and are available at the Carl Perkins Center and NEO Products. All proceeds from Memphis Wrestling will benefit the Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Doors open at 6 p.m. with bell time at 7. Concessions will be available. Call 989-7222 for more information.

SWHRA offers pharmacy assistance Southwest Human Resource Agency is now offering pharmaceutical assistance for seniors purchasing prescription medication, eyeglasses, medical equipment, medical supplies and nutritional supplements. To qualify, you must be age 60 or older, you must be below the 200 percent Federal Poverty Guideline, have a prescription or written order from your physician, and you must not have received any prior assistance through ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) or CSBG (Community

Service Block Grant). The applicant may only receive assistance once through

this program. For information, call 989-5111.

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Opinion

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CAPITOL HILL REVIEW Lawmakers present voter protection measure and military voting bill in House subcommittee A bill that will protect the voting process from fraud and abuse was presented in the House Election Subcommittee this week. House Bill 270 will require that voter registration forms carry a disclaimer that clarifies giving false information to register to vote carries a criminal penalty and also requires that the applicant affirm that they are lawfully in the United States. An amendment was offered, and the bill was discussed by the committee. It is expected to be up for a vote next week. Another measure presented in the House Elections Subcommittee would make it easier for troops overseas to vote absentee. House Bill 2799 would allow election commissions to email ballots that troops could then print and return by mail. Currently, election administrators mail the ballots overseas and do not utilize electronic means. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the Pew Research Center for People and Press reports that one-third of states do not allow enough time for overseas voters, listing Tennessee as one of 16 states that sent ballots after the date necessary for voters to meet deadlines. Last year, at least seven states enacted legislation to authorize some form of electronic transmission. The committee will vote on the bill next week. House overrides veto of menu-labeling measure A bill that will prohibit certain local entities from requiring nutritional labeling on menus will now become law. The law was passed last year by both the House and Senate but was then vetoed by the Governor. The legislation was filed as several states, municipalities and cities began considering laws that mandated chain restaurants put calories and other nutritional information on menus. Lawmakers arguing in favor of the bill say that mandating chain restaurants to put certain nutritional information on menus places an unnecessary burden on restaurant owners in an already struggling economy and creates an atmosphere that is unfriendly to business owners. They also argue that often the laws are selective, targeting only large restaurant chains. In addition, if every city enacted something different, large or even medium sized companies would have difficulty in following the laws properly. The legislation was amended to prohibit non-elected bodies from making the decision to require nutritional information on menus, such as a local Board of Health. It also specifies that if the federal government passes legislation requiring menu labeling and the federal action specifically authorizes state departments to enforce such action, then the Tennessee Department of Health will be the department that is primarily responsible for the implementation and supervision of the new requirements. The Senate had previously voted on the veto override, with a vote of 24 to 7. SCORE releases ‘Race to the Top’ summary The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) released a summary of the state’s ‘Race to the Top’ (RTTT) application this week, taking a straightforward look at the key points in the document. The summary mirrors the application and breaks it down into seven sections: governance and oversight; standards and assessments; data systems; teachers and leaders; low-performing schools; STEM; and budget. If Tennessee wins the RTTT funds, districts will have 90 days to submit a plan outlining how they will locally implement the program. The Tennessee Consortium on Research, Evaluation, and Development (TN CRED) will be created, and will identify best practices and research the impact of the RTTT grant. By 2010, the application specifies that Common Core Standards will be adopted and are to be closely related to the Tennessee Diploma Project. The application also explains how the training programs for teachers and administrators are to be set up, and includes other details on professional development. The state’s current data system, the Tennessee ValueAdded Assessment System (TVAAS) was considered by lawmakers to be one of its strongest areas in relation to other states. The application goes one step further in expanding the ‘data dashboard’ that is used by teachers and principles to see students’ data. Part of the grant will be used to attract teachers to subjects that are currently experiencing a shortage of quality teachers. In addition, the state will create a 15 member Teacher Evaluation Advisory Committee to develop new ideas in relation to the way teachers are evaluated, based on a number of measures. Finally, the application addresses low-performing schools, breaking them into three subgroups: focus schools, renewal schools, and the Achievement School District (ASD). Those classified as being ‘focus schools’ will use teacher training, consultants, and System Targeted Teams to improve. Renewal schools will require more intervention and are required to partner with a private provider, higher education organization, or a collaboration of non-profits on a strategy to turn the school around. The ASD will be run by the Tennessee Department of Education and will be “persistently low-achieving schools” which need the most attention. Currently 13 schools are ASD eligible. The application was submitted last month after the legislature wrapped a special session on education to compete against other states across the nation for the federal government’s ‘Race to the Top’ funding. Grant recipients will be notified by the end of March. Issues in Brief… • House Bill 2789, which would create a violent juvenile sexual offender registry, passed out of the House Criminal Practice and Procedure Subcommittee. • Next week, the House Criminal Practice and Procedure Subcommittee is expected to take up DUI ignition interlock legislation. House Bill 2768 would require a device to be attached to the vehicle of certain DUI offenders and will only operate if the offenders have not consumed alcohol. • House Bill 746 would urge 911 call centers to accept text messages. The legislation passed unanimously out of the House State Government Subcommittee.

Tenn. Press members, AP, quiz gubernatorial candidates By Erik Schelzig Associated Press

Rival Republican gubernatorial candidates on Thursday ramped up their attacks on fundraising leader Bill Haslam in the aftermath of the Knoxville mayor’s announcement he is launching a statewide television advertising campaign. At a forum hosted by The Associated Press and the Tennessee Press Association, Memphis prosecutor Bill Gibbons and U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp of Chattanooga took Haslam to task for refusing to release his personal earnings from his partownership in the Pilot chain of truck stops. “He has a TV ad claiming to be the man from Pilot Oil, and yet he wants to keep his Pilot Oil income a secret,” Gibbons said at the forum featuring the four major Republicans and three Democrats vying to succeed term limited Gov. Phil Bredesen this fall. Wamp said the disclosures are necessary so the public will know “who you are in partnership with, who might stand to make money from you being governor.” Haslam appeared to be surprised by the repeated direct attacks, and rejected Gibbons and Wamp’s

suggestions that he has a conflict of interest from his Pilot income. “It bothers me to hear somebody say that a Tennessee company that started as a small business, that has grown to a national company, that there’s something wrong with that,” Haslam said. Haslam retired as president of family-owned Pilot in 1999, but remains a part owner. His campaign has refused to release his earnings from the company because it would reveal personal information about the income of family members not running for office and proprietary information about the privately held company. Gibbons said he was “astounded” by Haslam’s ongoing refusal. “Just tell us your income from Pilot Oil, right now,” he said. Responding to a question on the state’s bleak budget picture, Haslam said he would oppose a state income tax or an increase in the state’s sales tax. Gibbons had another jab ready about Haslam’s tenure as Knoxville mayor. “The most important decision he made was to raise property taxes 15 percent his first year in office,” Gibbons said. Haslam, meanwhile,

stressed that Knoxville’s property tax rates are the lowest in 50 years. The candidates spent much the forum describing how they would guide the state amid the poor economy. Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, a Blountville real estate agent and auctioneer, said schools need to do a better job preparing students for their jobs. “I trained for a job, I majored in surveying, started my own business when I graduated,” he said. “Let me assure you, that art history major across the street from me is still looking for a job somewhere.” Among the Democrats, Jackson businessman Mike McWherter said he’s familiar with the struggles facing rural and urban communities alike. “I understand the infrastructure that you’ve got to have out there to bring industry into this state, if it’s broadband or if it’s concrete highways,” he said. Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle, D-Memphis, said his emphasis would be on upgrading the state’s higher education system because workers need specific skills to be successful. That contrasts with his experience growing up when his father was

a truck driver and his mother worked in a tire plant, and there was still enough money to raise a family, send their children to college and have a good retirement, he said. “Today in Tennessee, families are working just as hard, but they’re not getting where they want to go,” Kyle said. “When hard work alone won’t get it done, then things must change.” Former House Majority Leader Kim McMillan of Clarksville said reducing the state’s unemployment rate will lead to the state’s recovery — not a change to the tax structure that she once supported. “The one thing we have realized about our tax structure, the way it currently stands, is that people in Tennessee are pretty happy with it,” said McMillan, who voted for a state income tax in the House in 2002. Wamp argued for fostering the growth of the defense industry in Tennessee because of the opportunities presented by a world in “persistent conflict.” “We could have a growing defense sector in this state to go with a robust agriculture sector, transportation and energy and grow our state’s economy,” he said.

(AP Photo/Josh Anderson)

Members of the press listen as moderator Tom Griscom, publisher of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, center, questions candidates, from the left, Prosecutor Bill Gibbons, a Republican from Memphis, Republican Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Chattanooga, Sen. Jim Kyle, D-Memphis, Former Rep. Kim McMillan, D-Clarksville, and Jackson businessman Mike McWherter during the gubernatorial candidate forum at the Tennessee Press Association’s annual winter meeting in Nashville on Thursday, Feb. 11.

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City of Jackson holding Public Meeting on southern extension of U.S. 45 Bypass The City of Jackson will conduct a Public Involvement Meeting concerning the Southern Extension of the U.S. 45 Bypass Study from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the South Jackson Community Center located at 412 Highway 18 South in Jackson. The Southern Extension of the U.S. 45 Bypass Study was commissioned by the City of Jackson to evaluate southern extension alternatives for the existing U.S. 45 Bypass. The study will evaluate the possible extension of the U.S. 45 Bypass (State Route 186) from a point near Airways Boulevard (SR 1) to South Highland Avenue (U.S. 45S/SR5). A preliminary purpose and need for the proposed project was developed in the early Transportation Planning Report (TPR) phase and will be refined through public and agency involvement during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) E n v i ro n m e n t a l Assessment process now underway. It was preliminarily

determined that a southern extension of the U.S. 45 Bypass is needed to improve emergency response, to improve safety along South Highland Avenue, and to provide an improved roadway system link to accommodate existing and projected future traffic. Additionally, the current highway infrastructure has been deemed inadequate to accommodate area growth and economic development. The study is also taking place to fulfill the legislative mandate to develop a southern extension of the U.S. 45 Bypass. Alternatives will be developed in future study phases. The Feb. 25 public informational meeting will be held to provide the public with an opportunity to participate in the study process. A brief presentation of the results of the TPR study and the next steps in the study process will be given at 5:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer period with City of Jackson officials and their planning/engineering consultant. Before and after the presentation, project

representatives will be available at the displays to answer questions. The public is invited to submit comments verbally or in writing at the meeting, or within 10 days following the meeting. A court reporter will be available at the public meeting to

CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT February 10, 2010 A purse was reported missing from a residence on North Church Ave. The purse was described as medium size with green and blue paisley print, valued at $10. The contents included personal identification, ATM and debit cards, TennCare cards, a $100 bill, two $20 bills, and a Verizon cell phone valued at $50. February 12, 2010 Colin R. Helmuth, 20, Ramer, was arrested and charged with violation of the light law and driving on a revoked/suspended license. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $300 bond. Prescription medication was reported missing from a vehicle at the White Ave. Apartments. Missing was a bottle of Hydrocodone 7.5 (approximately 28 tablets, valued at $17), and a bottle of 1 mg Xanax (approximately 70, valued at $23). February 13, 2010 A suspected burglary was reported on Hill Ave. According to the report, the resident arrived home to find a window frame removed and the glass pushed through into the house. Nothing was found missing at the time of the report. Damage was estimated at $10. Jeffrey Lynn Bryant, 37, 218 Barham Ave., was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. Prescription medication was reported missing from a vehicle on Hill Ave., including 33 Lortabs, 10 mg, and 84 Xanax, valued at approximately $50. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT February 12, 2010 3:15 p.m. – Hwy 45 N, 2-vehicle wreck. February 15, 2010 3:56 p.m. – 172 E Main St., Freed-Hardeman University, Burks Student Center, steam from food set off alarm. CHESTER COUNTY

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT February 8, 2010 Anthony Lesly White, Jr., 19, Finger, was arrested and charged with assault. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. February 9, 2010 Dustin L. Boleyn, 35, 645 Luray Ave., was arrested and charged with failure to pay child support. He was released from the Chester County jail on his own recognizance. February 10, 2010 Holly Lynn Johnson, 23, 60 Mosier Lane, was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $250 bond. Kimberly L. King, 42, 60 Mosier Lane, was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $250 cash bond. February 11, 2010 Eric L. Brooks, 35, 645 Luray Ave., was arrested and charged with assault. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. February 13, 2010 Jesse Greene, 29, Humboldt, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident. He is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT David Aaron Meeks, 85 Hemby Lane, pled guilty to simple possession/casual exchange. He was ordered to pay $750 in fines plus court costs and sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail with a furlough, to report to jail on May 9 if full requirements are not satisfied. He was placed on supervised probation. Michael Young, Franklin/420 Sewell Hall, FHU, pled guilty to underage consumption. He was

sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, all suspended except time served and ordered to pay $100 in fines plus court costs, must forfeit his driver’s license, and was placed on supervised probation. Kyle Teichmann, Brentwood, pled guilty to underage consumption. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, all suspended except time served and ordered to pay $100 in fines plus court costs, must forfeit his driver’s license, and was placed on supervised probation. James S. Haddix, Franklin, pled guilty to underage consumption. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, all suspended except time served and ordered to pay $100 in fines plus court costs, must forfeit his driver’s license, and was placed on supervised probation. Tyler B. Jean, pled guilty to underage consumption. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, all suspended except time served and ordered to pay $100 in fines plus court costs, must forfeit his driver’s license, and was placed on supervised probation. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT Kevin E. Dodd, 18, was found guilty of two counts of assault. He was ordered to serve 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, for each offense, to serve a minimum of 60 days prior to release on probation, all counts concurrent and concurrent with current sentence from Henry County. He must pay court costs. Anthony Bernard Farr, 48, Northeast Tenn., was found guilty of count one and two merged, possession of cocaine, less than .5 gram with the intent to sell; count three, resist stop, frisk, halt arrest, search; and count five, criminal impersonation. Count one/two: Farr was sentenced to 18 years in a TDOC facility at a 35 percent release eligibility, to

take comments. Persons having a disability that requires aids or services to participate at the meeting may contact Keith Donaldson by telephone at 425.8275, fax.927.8781 or by email at kdonaldson@cityofjackson.net, no less than 10

days prior to the date of the meeting. In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday, March 4 at the same location. For more information, visit www.jacksonbypassstudy.com. The site

features project documents, study area maps and a project timeline. In addition, individuals who would like to stay informed of the Extension Study progress can sign up to receive periodic project alerts.

Rollover accident Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

David Scott Welch, 42, of Hazelgreen, Ala. is attended to by ambulance personnel at the scene of a two-vehicle traffic accident on Highway 45 north near the intersection with White Ave. Friday. Despite the affects of his pickup rolling over several times, Welch was later treated and released the same day at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. The other driver, Rebecca J. Cleek of Jackson was not injured.

serve consecutive to a Davidson County Circuit Court sentence, and ordered to pay $50,000 in fines plus court costs. Count three: Far was sentenced to six months in the Chester County jail, to serve a minimum of 75 percent prior to eligibility for work release, furlough, trusty status or rehabilitative programs, and ordered to pay $500 in fines plus court costs. Count five: Farr was sentenced to six months in the Chester County jail, to serve a minimum of 75 percent prior to eligibility for work release, furlough, trusty status or rehabilitative programs, and ordered to pay $500 in fines plus court costs. All counts are concurrent. Michael White, 30, 40 Maple Lane, was found guilty of assault. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, all suspended, time served, and to be supervised by

Community Corrections. He was ordered to pay court costs and complete 100 hours of community service.

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Obituary/Religion

Obituaries Dennis Jackson Date of Death – Feb. 8, 2010 Dennis Wayne Jackson, 46, of Jacks Creek, died Feb. 8, 2010, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 11 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with burial at Owens Cemetery in Chester County. He was born in Jackson and grew up at Jacks Creek, the son of the late Dan Wallace Jackson and Doris Laverne Thomas Hurst. He attended Chester County Schools. He worked for Brown Shoe Company in Selmer and then Altima Manufacturing in Lexington. He also worked in the sheet rock business. He married Nancy King Jackson and they made their home in Lexington until her death in November 2009. He is survived by five brothers, Danny Jackson of Finger, Nathan Hurst (Beth) of Jacks Creek, Tony Hurst of Henderson, James Hurst (Dawn) of Bethel Springs and Johnny Hurst (Nancy) of Hornsby; and his stepfather, Bill Hurst of Henderson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Darrel Jackson in 1985. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 18, 2010

Charlie Bell Parker Date of Death – Feb. 13, 2010 Charlie Bell Marcle Parker, 85, of Henderson, died Feb. 13, 2010, at Chester County Healthcare. Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating. Burial followed at Pisgah Cemetery. She was born and reared in Chester County, the daughter of the late Charlie Alexander and Nora Bell Arnold Marcle. She married Joseph C. (Sam) Parker in 1941. They spent a few years in Ohio, but lived most of their married life in Chester County. They lived in the Wilson School Community where Mr. Parker did carpenter work. She had made her home at Heritage Towers for the past 13 or 14 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Palestine Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Lillie Bell Emerson (Dennis) of Henderson; seven grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. (Sam) Parker in 1994; a daughter, Oleane Wells in 2003; a son, Jackie Parker in 2009; two brothers, Archie Marcle and Lee Marcle; and two sisters, Pauline Hatch and Altie Rowland. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 18, 2010

Sue Nell Kirby Curtis June 12, 1921 – Feb. 9, 2010 Sue Nell Kirby Curtis, 88, of Selmer, died Feb. 9, 2010, in Jackson. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer with Brian Rainey officiating. Burial followed at Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs. Pallbearers were Todd Brown, Jay Hancock, Keith Price, Ron Lambert, Joey Lambert and Allen Patterson. She was born in Montezuma, the daughter of the late Jim and Murla Roland Kirby. She married J. R. Curtis in April of 1939. Mr. Curtis preceded her in death on May 3, 1994. Mrs. Curtis was a former machine operator for Brown Shoe Company in Selmer. She was Baptist in faith and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She lived in Memphis for about 10 years, where she worked for Oakley Fashions as a machine operator and for Memphis Furniture Company in sales. She was a wonderful wife and mother, who loved her family and friends. She enjoyed quilting and sewing, and loved to travel. She is survived by a daughter, Jimmie Sue (Curtis) Lambert (Ron) of Selmer; a sister, Jane Smith of Lebanon; 11 nephews; five nieces, and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Annis Kirby, Frankie (Kirby) Hearn and Jimmie Dean (Kirby) Hearn; four brothers: Jack Kirby, Charles Kirby, Robert Kirby and Joseph Pinkney Kirby; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Sarah Roland Pinkney; and paternal grandparents, Tobe and Molly Dodd Kirby. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 18, 2010

Roberto Barco Chavez Date of Death – Feb. 13, 2010 Roberto Barco Chavez, 30, of Beech Bluff, died Feb. 13, 2010. Funeral services were held Feb. 17 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Dennis Holland officiating. He was born and reared in San Felipe Guanajuato, Mexico, the son of Gregoro Barco and Maria DeLaluz Chavez. He went to school in San Felipe. He had worked since he was 9-years-old. He moved to Texas in 1998 and then to Tennessee that same year. He had worked in construction and factory work. He married Melissa Adkins of the Beech Bluff area in 2002. They made their home in Beech Bluff. He loved to repair things and loved the outdoors, nature and animals. He attended Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Dawn Adkins Barco Chavez; a son, Steven Harris of Jackson; a daughter, Natalie Harris of Beech Bluff; his mother, Maria DeLaluz Chavez and father, Gregoro Barco; four brothers, Reyes, Manuel, Jesus and Gregoro Barco Chavez; and four sisters, Esperanza, Juana, Ineze and Maria Barco Chavez, all of San Felipe Guanajuato, Mexico. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 18, 2010

Jesse Fay Patterson Date of Death – Feb. 13, 2010 Jesse Fay Patterson, 72, of Henderson, died Feb. 13, 2010, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel. Burial followed at Chester County Memory Gardens. He was born in Chester County, son of the late Jess and Ruth Mayfield Patterson. He attended Harmony School in Chester County and was married to Wanda Lucas. They had made their home in Henderson. He operated Patterson Barber Shop for many years and was a barber for over 30 years. He also served as a County Commissioner and City Alderman and was the manager of East Gate Apartments for 10 years. He was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Lucas Patterson; a son, Darrell Patterson (Tonya); a daughter, Sandy Horne (Ronald); a sister, Nancy Howell (Bobby); brothers, Gordon Patterson (Dorothy) and Gary Patterson (Cindy); granddaughters, Tiffany Knipper (Jonathan), Cassie Bunch and Amanda Bunch; great-granddaughters, Elizabeth McKenzie and Karsyn Knipper. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Jackie Ray Patterson, and a sister, Shirley Calton. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 18, 2010

Dorris Perry Date of Death – Feb. 15, 2010 Dorris Perry, 77, died Feb. 15, 2010, at his home in Henderson. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Bobby Russ and Charlie Caruthers officiating. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Dexter City Cemetery in Dexter, Mo. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. He was born and reared in the Martin area, the son of the late Elwood and Cleo Gaylord Perry. He moved to Henderson in the early 1950s and was married to Jeannie Haggard. They made their home in Henderson. He worked at Quality Manufacturing working on shoe lasts. Jeannie died in 1984. Dorris worked in maintenance at Jackson General Hospital until his retirement in 2000. He married Glenda Fenimore in 1984, and they made their home in Henderson. He was a member of the First Church of The Nazarene in Dexter, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Glenda May Corlew Perry of Henderson; a son, Randle Fenimore (Joyce) of Henderson; two daughters, Rhonda Batsuk of Nashville and Jennifer Henry (Jason) of Henderson; six grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Harton of Lansing, Mich. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 18, 2010

Colby Alan Miller

Cody Alan Miller

Date of Death – Feb. 13, 2010 Colby Alan Miller, age 6 weeks, of Toone, died Feb. 13, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete with Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel in charge.

Date of Death – Feb. 15, 2010 Cody Alan Miller, 21, of Toone, died Feb. 15, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete with Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel in charge.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Church News Saulter’s Chapel has new pastor

Free Food Pantry

The public is invited to Saulter’s Chapel A.M.E. Church, 548 Mifflin Ave. in Henderson, to meet the new pastor, Rev. Marlon O. Barrentine Sr., at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21. Juice and donuts will be served.

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. Drive around to the back of the church. Call 608-1038 or 695-9497.

Gospel Singing Olde Tyme Harmony Quartet will appear in concert at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, at Unity Baptist Church. Members of the group are Conrad Delaney, Bobby Buckingham, Ron Britt, Jerry McPeake, Jerry Morris and Tom Britt. Everyone is welcome.

Revival Services Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 6185 Rowsey School Road, will have revival services beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, and continuing at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 1-5. Bro. Mark Larue, pastor of Riverview Baptist Church in Savannah, will be the guest speaker. Leading the congregation in worship will be Bro. Allen Guyer, Minister of Worship at Riverview. Featured Sunday evening will be the Sanctuary Choir from Riverview Baptist. A nursery will be provided. For information, call 645-8868 or 6101077. Everyone is invited.

Forty Forks Fellowship Forty Forks Baptist Church, 672 Ed Barham Road at Bethel Springs, has rescheduled its Fellowship to Sunday, Feb. 28. It will begin at 5 p.m. with a cookout, followed with singing, praise and worship. For information, call 610-1716, 931-7668 or 934-7457.

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Main Street Family Medicine goes green By Holly Roeder Staff Writer

Those driving past and patronizing Main Street Family Medicine may have noticed an addition recently, not so much a face-lift, as maybe a new hat, a greener one. Solar panels were installed on the roof of the clinic just before the first of the year, by Mainstream Green of Jackson. Dr. Paul Schwartz expects the panels to sing their own praises as soon as the sun comes back out. “We’re estimating a onehalf to two-thirds reduction of the electric bill,” he said, adding that the improvement should pay for itself in about seven years. The panel system was paid for in part through a

stimulus grant, which, according to Ernie Williams of Mainstream Green, is “economically attractive” for both commercial and residential prospects. Schwartz said the clinic decided to take the green route because solar systems are efficient, and last

est in the system, and Schwartz seems pleased with the addition. “We don’t have to do anything,” he said, “it plugs right in to our power supply.” For more information about Mainstream Green, log online to www.mainstreamgreensolutions.com

Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

Main Street Family Medicine recently added solar panels to their roof for a greener outlook in 2010. The solar system was installed by Mainstream Green of Jackson.

IRS debunks tax arguments The Internal Revenue Service recently released the 2010 version of its discussion and rebuttal of many of the more common frivolous arguments made by individuals and groups that oppose compliance with federal tax laws. According to the IRS,

for years. According to Williams, the panels are designed to last 50 years, with a 25year warranty. With full sun, Schwartz reported, the system can produce 11,000 watts in a day, with a gauge to show the levels of production. Patients have shown inter-

anyone who contemplates arguing on legal grounds against paying their fair share of taxes should first read the 80-page document, The Truth about Frivolous Tax Arguments. They say the document explains many of the common frivolous arguments

made in recent years and it describes the legal responses that refute these claims, and that it will help taxpayers avoid wasting their time and money with frivolous arguments and incurring penalties. Congress in 2006 increased the amount of the penalty for frivolous

tax returns from $500 to $5,000. The increased penalty amount applies when a person submits a tax return or other specified submission, and any portion of the submission is based on a position the IRS identifies as frivolous. IRS highlighted in the document about 40 new cases adjudicated in 2009.

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Exit the King opens Feb. 25 at Freed-Hardeman theatre The Freed-Hardeman University Theatre Department will perform Exit the King, an absurdist play by Eugene Ionesco. The drama will be presented in FHU’s Black Box Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an additional 2 o’clock matinee on Saturday.

Tickets cost $7 or $1 for FHU students. Senior Theatre Major Ashley Crawford is directing the play. Exit the King originally debuted in 1962 as the third play in Ionesco’s series of four productions called The “Berenger Cycle.” The play focuses on a

400-year-old king who discovers that he is dying. In denial as his kingdom crumbles around him, the king must come to terms with death. In 2009, the Ionesco classic was performed on Broadway. Directed by Neil Armfield, it featured the talents of Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon

among others. Rush received a Tony for his role as King Berenger. Crawford’s production of Exit the King features six current and past FHU students. Mauricio Campos, Beth Benfield, Hannah Hoyt, Rachel Ryan, Mathew Dalton and Chris LaFever make up the experienced cast.

Relay launch Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Residents of Southern Oaks Assisted Living Center take advantage of moderate temperatures Friday by launching balloons as they kickoff their Relay for Life campaign.

High unemployment, financial distress hitting nonprofits hard By Randy O’Brien Tennessee News Service

The high unemployment rate and the faltering economy are limiting fund-raising for Tennessee’s nonprofits. The state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for December was 10.9 percent, up seven-tenths of a point from the revised November rate of 10.2 percent. Samantha Gray, executive director of Attachment Parenting International, says her group understands the stresses many families are feeling right now, but hopes people realize that, even if they can only give a little, it helps a lot. “We have discovered that families are saying, ‘Wow, we can’t give like we used to; we believe in what you’re doing; we want to keep supporting.’ So, that’s one of our big struggles.” Nationally, the unemployment rate for the month of December was unchanged at 10 percent. Technology, social networks and e-mail are helping nonprofits keep in touch with supporters, adds Gray, without the cost of new equipment and expensive mailings. More information is available at www.attachmentparenting.org.

Jim and Alma, 2000 This photo was incorrectly labeled in last week’s edition of the Chester County Independent. The photo should have been labeled as above, as Jim and Alma Harrelson, who were married May 13, 2000. Additionally, the first few lines of the Mark and Ginny Bonacquista story ran above their name title. We regret these errors. Their story began, “In 1991 I met the love of my life…”. Isn’t that how all love stories should begin? A special thanks to all those who submitted stories for the special Valentine’s Love Story edition, and we hope each of you had a rosy Valentine’s Day!

Conservation Nation focused on wetlands and wildlife as the program reaches year six For the sixth year in a row, Freed-Hardeman University is partnering with the ChickasawShiloh RC&D Council to present Conservation Nation, a poster and recycled art competition for middle school students. Organizers say the purpose of this event is to strengthen students’ awareness of conservation issues while encouraging an interest in science. The theme for this year’s competition is “Wetlands and Wildlife,” and it is open to all seventh and eighth-grade students from surrounding counties. This event is to

be held Friday, Feb. 26, in Bader Gym on the FHU campus. Each participant is asked to create either an art piece made of recycled materials or a poster to demonstrate the overall theme. Art projects must have at least 75 percent of the piece made from recycled products. Additionally, each poster must include a two-page written summary of the idea behind it. Trophies will be awarded to the top five entries in each category. Cash prizes of up to $100 will be given to the first, second and third places in each category.

Students will be divided into small groups to present their entries. Other activities for the day include three hands-on chemistry experiments that complement the Wetlands and Wildlife theme. Also, Biologist Mike Hansbrough of the Natural Resources Conservation Service will speak to the participants. Nearly 175 students are set to compete in Conservation Nation. Participants are from Jackson Christian School, Rossville Christian Academy and Rose Hill Middle School. Event organizers are excited to

have students from Rose Hill attend for the first time this year. Registration for Conservation Nation begins at 8:30 a.m. and the event is scheduled to end at 1 p.m. Box lunches will be provided. For more information, contact FHU at 668-7770, extension 100 or email chris.moyers@th.usda.go v or ldavis@fhu.edu.

FHU Director of Theatre, Dr. Cliff Thompson, says that Exit the King “is the first absurdist play at FHU in at least 13 years.” He and those involved are excited about this production. Following the Friday

night showing, Don Shull, Professor of Language and Literature at FHU, is leading a talk-back session on absurdism. For more information, visit theatre.fhu.edu or contact Dr. Thompson at 989-6780.

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A gift to ‘Treasure’ By Holly Roeder Staff Writer

A love shared is love received for the Thaxton family. Six-year-old Treasure Lyree and mom, Tierra, spent last Wednesday afternoon in a familiar area of Jackson Madison County General Hospital, sharing smiles. Treasure was born in June of 2003 at 27 weeks gestation, nearly 12 weeks premature, weighing just 3 pounds, 12 ounces. She entered the world battling chronic lung disease, two holes in her heart, fluid on her brain, and a narrowed esophagus. The little fighter was a miracle to treasure for Greg and Tierra Thaxton. “The Lord blessed us to see and hold our lovely ‘Treasure’ in an earthen vessel,” Tierra explained. Gregory, II, made the Thaxton “3” a “4” in 2005. Through numerous surgeries and hospital stays, both in Jackson and at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, the Thaxtons continuously received gifts of friendship, hope, and love from hospital staff and other patient families. The years have brought additional gifts and support from all those who were first touched by Treasure’s love. “Her gentle but inde-

pendent personality is a reflection of all the love, generosity and commitment those who deeply care have imparted into her life,” said Tierra. “Treasure had the privilege of being in the late Mrs. Lynn Pierce’s class (preschool, East Chester Elementary) whom Treasure dearly loved and often discusses her. We realize that it was a phenomenal blessing that Treasure and her classmates had the opportunity to be molded by such an amazing woman.” Having received so much, it only seemed right to give something back. According to Tierra, an idea was born, “the only way we know how to give back is to allow her to pass out ‘tokens of love’ on Valentine’s Day.” Last Wednesday afternoon, Treasure strolled down the JMCGH pediatric hall pushing her cart laden with stuffed animals for the fifth year consecutively. The animals, mostly bears but sprinkled with a few puppies, a couple of giraffes and maybe a hippo, were donated by children from East Chester Elementary, with extra help from Teasure’s teacher, Wendy Siler, and to Norma Melson, who also helped to make the day a success. Stuffed animals were also provided

by Chester County High School and members of the Chester County community. Greg added, “We must recognize a faithful supporter of Treasure’s Love Day, Mr. Kurt Wagar, owner of Chic-fil-A (Jackson). He donated 200 free sandwiches to all the terrific students that participated in giving stuffed animals this year. Mr. Wagar and his staff should be highly commended for their continued support!” There are many that Treasure’s parents speak of who have been instrumental in her success and growth, and those they continue to thank through the yearly “Treasure’s Love.” Greg is proud of the way his daughter is maturing and the ability to see how far she has come and appreciate what has been done for her. Tierra added that a healthy child returning to the hospital is to the parents of a sick child a glimpse of what the future may hold. And as a healthy child, Treasure walked into the playroom on the third floor of the Jackson hospital, and handed a teddy bear to 4-year-old “Roby,” who was at the moment perfecting his Wii bowling game.

Treasure visits with Rachel Ryan, JMCGH Child Life Specialist and Roby, a child currently spending time in the pediatric unit.

Photos by Holly Roeder, Independent

Above: Treasure Thaxton handed out stuffed animals to pediatric patients at Jackson Madison County General Hospital last Wednesday afternoon. This was the fifth annual Treasure’s Love event. Treasure, who was once a patient at the hospital herself, returns each year around Valentine’s Day to give back to the medical staff who cared for her and those who are now in their care. Pictured, Treasure loads the remaining animals into a wagon for new patients and those in isolation, with assistance from 5year-old Gary Roeder, who also was a preterm patient at JMCGH.

Four-year-old Roby hugs a stuffed bear he received as a gift from Treasure.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Eagles play Thursday at Fayette-Ware The District 14-AA basketball tournament was finalized after games Monday night. The Chester County Eagles, seeded No. 6, play at Fayette-Ware in Somerville at 7 p.m. Thursday. Chester County’s Eaglettes, also seeded No. 6, played at No. 3 Lexington Tuesday night. The remainder of the tournament is scheduled for Lexington beginning Friday. First round winners also are guaranteed a place in the Region 7-AA tournament.

Dixie Youth to meet Feb. 22 taking bids on maintenance, concessions, other items The Chester County Dixie Youth Association has scheduled its next meeting for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the courtroom of the Chester County Courthouse. Anyone interested in placing bids for various items from the program is urged to attend this meeting. The program is seeking bids for restroom maintenance, trash pickup, mowing, field maintenance/marking, concession stand, team and individual photos, equipment, trophies, and uniforms. For more information, contact Mike Neisler at 9895746.

Freed-Hardeman softball set to open season Fri. The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion softball team was picked to finish fourth in the TranSouth Conference in the preseason coaches poll released recently. Beginning Friday in Pulaski, the Lady Lions open the season in a tournament at Martin Methodist University in Pulaski. FHU’s home opener is scheduled for 3 p.m March 2 against Christian Brothers. After going 96-41 in the last three seasons, the Lady Lions find themselves with some big shoes to fill after the graduation of five seniors from last season’s 26-9 squad. Among those graduates are pitcher Tarrah Tucker and catcher Brittany Bradford, both of whom were key parts of the program’s success in those three years. However, the team will not be at a shortage of experience with the return of senior Britney Caldwell, who has been the team’s No. 2 starter the last three seasons behind Tucker. Last season, Caldwell went 7-6 with a 1.98 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 102 innings of work. Freshmen twin sisters Savannah and Summer Cole will work together behind Caldwell in the rotation. After splitting time behind the plate with Bradford See FHU, Page 2-B

Wipe out! CCHS teams end regular season with a thud The regular season has come to an end for the Chester County High School basketball teams, as each went on the road for contests Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Unfortunatley, each suffered a pair of defeats to district opponents. The Chester County games at Selmer Friday night, will not make any highlight reels. The Eaglettes were no match for the pink clad “Bobkittens,” and the Eagles were quickly dispatched by the last place Bobcats who out-scored CCHS 24-2 in the first quarter. Rameil Pollard of McNairy had 12 points in the first period, and led See CCHS, Page 2-B

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Wesley Woods of the Chester County Eagles breaks for the basket Friday against McNairy Central in Selmer.

Lions bounce back, destroy Martin Fre e d - H a rd e m a n ’ s Lions bounced back from a loss in a first place showdown two days earlier at Union, to defeat Martin Methodist College 77-51 Monday at the FHU Sports Center. The win gave the Lions a sweep of the season series with the Redhawks for the first time since 2004. FHU (17-8, 10-2) closed the first half on a 16-4 run that saw the Lions make six straight field goal attempts to take a 42-27 lead into halftime. Despite going three-of-11 from three-point range, the Lions still shot 57.1 percent from the field in the half thanks in large part to a seven-for-seven performance from Zack Frey.

The RedHawks (17-9, 5-7) pulled within 10 points early in the second half, but Freed-Hardeman answered with a 14-1 run to take a 60-37 lead with 12:43 to play. FHU cruised to the win despite suffering one of its worst three-point shooting nights of the season, going five-of-24 for 20.8 percent. Frey finished the game with 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting to lead all scorers. Ken Bingham added 11 points while Kyle Teichmann contributed 10. FHU hosts Trevecca on Thursday before traveling to MCU on Saturday. First place battle No. 10 ranked Union University outscored Freed-Hardeman 18-9 over the last 5:36 of play

to take a 69-60 win over the Lions in a battle for first place in the TranSouth Conference on Saturday at Union’s Fred Delay Gymnasium. The win keeps Union (20-6, 11-1) ahead of Freed-Hardeman (16-8, 92) in the conference standings and gives them the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Lions should the two end up tied by virtue of sweeping the season series. Stopped is the eightgame winning streak for FHU, and efficient shooting that helped fuel the streak was nowhere to be found. The Lions shot only 31.9 percent (22-of-69) from the field and 16.7 percent (3-of-18) from three-point range in their

worst shooting performance of the season. Union, meanwhile, shot 54.5 percent in the second half and scored on nine of its last 12 possessions to seal the win. Antoine Joseph, who entered the game having made just 19 three-pointers, hit a pair of big ones as part of that final push. FHU, on the other hand, made just three of its last 10 field goal attempts. The Lions were led by Bingham’s 10 points, the only player in double figures for FHU. Feb. 13 at Jackson Freed-Hard 30-30=60 Union 31-38=69 FH – Ken Bingham 10, Frey 9, Sampson 9, Barnes 7,

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Junior volleyball starts out strong The volleyball season began last week for Chester County Junior High, and the girls quickly established their presence as one of the best teams around. Playing in a tournament at Freed-Hardeman University’s Sports Center, CCJHS split its team into varsity and junior varsity squads. Each did very well in the competition, and the varsity came home undefeated. The varsity team played Medina, University School of Jackson, and Trinity Christian No. 2 in pool play and went undefeated, not even losing a set. The junior varsity team played a tougher pool with Lexington, Middleton, and Trinity No. 1. They won one match in pool play with a dominant win over Trinity. However,

the JV team did not advance into tournament play. “The junior varsity improved throughout the day, and played well considering they were playing the varsity teams from the other schools,” said head coach Susan Humphry. The Varsity, on the other hand, did advance into the semifinals, playing Middleton and winning in two sets. USJ beat Lexington in the other semifinal match to set up a rematch of Chester County Varsity and USJ. CCJHS played extremely well, winning the championship in two sets. “My girls played hard and made adjustments when needed,” continued Humphry. “I was very proud of how both teams played this weekend.”

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Members of the Chester County Junior High volleyball varsity team went undefeated in a tournament at FreedHardeman University, Saturday. Members of the team include, front row from left: Bayley Holder, Baylie Pruett, and Katie Hatch, and back row: assistant coach Kristen Moorehead, Presley Beth Robinson, Katelyn Faulkner, Sarah McNeil, Alyssa Gately, and head coach Susan Humphry.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Varsity team members, left, and junior varsity team members, right, from CCJHS took on several teams Saturday in a tournament at the FHU Sports Center.

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Bullard, Newby help Lions split opening series

“Who Dat?” Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Was it the upset of the century? Probably not, however, very few readers of the Chester County Independent gave the nod to the New Orleans Saints to beat the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl Feb. 7. Two that did pick the “Who Dat” crew were Zach Hannis, right, and Ken “Pete” Davidson who receives the $50 prize. Hannis, with Tri-Star Realtors at 537 West Main St., was one of the sponsors of the Independent’s contest and Davidson was one of only two of a nearrecord number of entrants that correctly picked New Orleans to win the game in Miami.

Lady Lions reach 14th straight 20-win season The No. 15 FreedHardeman Lady Lions avenged an earlier loss in a huge way with a 91-49 win over Martin Methodist College on Monday night in the FHU Sports Center, and secured their 14th consecutive 20-win season in the process. Freed-Hardeman (20-5, 8-4) still holds the NAIA’s third-longest streak of consecutive 20-win seasons, trailing only Union University and Lewis Clark State College, both of whom have already reached the 20-win plateau this season as well. The RedHawks upset FHU - then ranked No. 6 65-60 on Jan. 21 at home in Pulaski. Any thoughts of repeating, though, were put away quickly by the Lady Lions, who opened the game on a 21-1 run. Freed-Hardeman didn’t allow a field goal for over eight minutes, as MMC missed its first eight attempts and turned the ball over seven times before getting its first basket. The Lady Lions led by as many as 26 points in the first half. Jessica Light managed to drain an offbalance buzzer beater to give FHU a 42-22 edge at the break. After MMC got within 18 points again early in the second half, FHU went on runs of 9-0 and 17-0 to blow the game open as every Lady Lion player in uniform scored at least four points.

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FHU for the last three seasons, senior Traci Gibbons moves to the position on a full-time basis. Gibbons threw out 40 percent of base stealers last year. She also hit .296 with 23 runs batted in despite spending most of her time in the ninth spot in the order and is a particularly dangerous hitter with runners in scoring position. Freshman Amber VanSandt could also see time in the battery. When not in the circle, Caldwell will likely be at first base, a position where she has split time for the last two seasons. This season she’ll share the position with sophomore Brittany Yates, and the two will form the anchor of the Lady Lion lineup. Caldwell hit .279 with five homeruns and 29 RBI last year while Yates batted .303 with five homeruns and a teamleading 31 RBI. Also back is Jill Brock, who will be a three-year starter at

FHU also held Whitney Robison, who scored 22 in the first game between the two schools, to only two points. Instead, Meribeth Boehler was the dominating post presence this time around. The junior scored a game-high 22 points - 14 in the first half - on 10-of-15 shooting. FHU has now beaten MMC 32 times in 36 tries all-time. Freed-Hardeman now prepares for a key conference game on Thursday as it hosts No. 13 Trevecca Nazarene University at 6 p.m.

Parsley drain a pair of deep three-pointers. As Parsley released the first, Union’s Kaitlin Dudley was whistled for a foul while trying to fight through a Meribeth Boehler screen. Parsley then sank another threepointer 15 seconds later. Union, responded with an 11-2 run to take a 50-40 lead with 10:59 to play. FHU answered with a 9-2 run to pull within three points with 7:53 remaining on a pair of free throws by Shumpert.

The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions held No. 1 ranked Union to its second-lowest offensive output of the year, but struggled to score themselves in a 68-59 loss at Union’s Fred Delay Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. The loss broke a sixgame winning streak for No. 15 FHU (19-5, 7-4), which remains in third place in the TranSouth Conference. The Lady Lions stayed close with the nation’s top team the entire way, despite shooting 20 percentage points worse from the field. Union made 52.6 percent (30-of-57) of its shots while FHU shot just 32.8 percent (21-of64) from the field. After trailing by four at halftime (31-27), FreedHardeman pulled within one point early in the second half on a rare six-point possession that saw

Feb. 13 at Jackson Freed-Hard 27-32=59 Union 31-37=68 FH – Hannah Parsley 19, Natalie Shumpert 13, Jana Cross 12, Boehler 8, Deatheridge 5, Johnson 2. U – Lavanda Ross 19, Zeinab Chan 15, Kaitlin Dudley 12, Kayla Hudson 10, Graves 5, Conway 4, Bryant 3. Three-point shots: FH – Parsley 5, Deatheridge, Shumpert. U – Dudley 2, Hudson 2, Ross, Bryant, Graves. Records: FH – 19-5 (7-4). U – 25-1 (12-0). Feb. 15 at the Sports Center Martin Meth. 22-27=49 Freed-Hard. 42-49=91 MM – Micah Anderson 16, Jessy Christopher 14, Travis 7, Poindexter 3, Meeks 3, Sanders 2, Robison 2. FH – Meribeth Boehler 22, Tara Deatheridge 14, Natalie Shumpert 12, Jana Cross 10, Hannah Parsley 10, Johnson 7, Bagwell 6, Waggoner 6, Light 4. Three-point shots: MM – Christopher 4, Travis, Meeks. FH – Parsley 2, Deatheridge 2, Shumpert 2, Johnson. Records: MM – 14-12 (5-7). FH – 20-5 (8-4).

shortstop. The junior hit .274 in 2009 and led the team in sacrifices. Augusta McClary, who started every game at second base last year, will likely move to third base to make room for the return of Betsy Pickler. Pickler missed the 2009 season with an injury after hitting .317 with 17 RBI as a sophomore in 2008. Brittany Steverson is

the lone returning starter in the FHU outfield and will move from left field to center field this season. Steverson hit .322 last year after hitting .337 as a freshman. Juniors Natalie Carson and Audra Yopp have each seen limited action in their first two seasons and their roles could be expanded this year. Newcomers Caneshia Turner and

Defensive struggle

Brian Bullard totaled eight runs batted in, and newcomer Hunter Newby pitched the distance for a shutout Friday, as the Freed-Hardeman Lions split a pair of double-headers against MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) University last weekend at Carnes Field. The games marked the opening contests of the baseball season for FHU. FHU won the first game Friday 11-1 and dropped the second 7-6. Bullard’s grand slam in the fourth inning blew the first game open as FHU scored five times to take a 7-0 lead. Leamond Arthur also hit a shot in the inning, his first of the season and as a Lion. Meanwhile, Amos Bingham (1-0) went the distance allowing three hits and one run over six innings. Zach Smith ended the game one inning early thanks to his two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth. Derek Bush went three-for-four from the leadoff spot while Smith and Joe Mike each had two hits. The Lions got off to a good start in game two, thanks to Bullard’s threerun blast in the bottom of the first, but MANU answered with three runs

in the top of the second. Noslen Labrada’s two-run single put FHU back on top, and each team plated a run in the third as FHU took a 6-4 lead. But Mid-American pitchers shut the Lions down in the last four innings while scoring twice in the fourth to tie the game and once in the fifth. They took the lead for good without recording a hit in the inning on a leadoff walk and came squeeze play. Bullard, Labrada and Mike each recorded two hits in the second game. Adam Blackburn (0-1) took the loss in relief of Hunter Fowler. The Lions dropped Friday’s opener, 6-3, before Newby went the distance in game two as FHU won 4-0. Newby, who transferred to FreedHardeman after playing at King College last season, got an early cushion in the first inning after Derek Bush and Noslen Labrada hit back-to-back doubles. Bullard followed with a single to advance Labrada to third, after which a perfectly-executed double steal brought home Labrada. Justin Mackey later scored Bullard with a two-out single. The three runs were

more than enough for Newby (1-0), who struck out six and walked one while giving up only a pair of infield hits. The 6-foot8 sophomore worked a nohitter into the fifth inning before MANU’s Keith Staton broke it up with a one-out single. Newby put an exclamation point on his gem in the seventh inning, striking out the side to end the game. In the first game, it was Staton who caused most of the damage with three RBI, including a two-run homerun in the fifth that put the Pioneers ahead 52. The Lions drew first blood in the bottom of the first on back-to-back doubles by Labrada and Bullard before MANU took advantage of two walks by Lion starter Carlos Pertuz and a fisted single by Staton that found its way just over the reach of Bullard at first base and into right field in their half of the second. FHU tied the game in the bottom of the third on Leamond Arthur’s RBI double but the Pioneers retook the lead in their next at-bat. FHU plays Sterling College for a three-game series beginning on Friday.

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No information on the boys’ game was available. High School Basketball Girls, Feb. 12 at Selmer Chester Co. 8-12-14-10=44 McNairy Ct. 17-23-17-20=77 CC – Tamacha Couch 17, Iesha Sims 10, Prather 5, Karnes 4, Rhodes 3, Jones 3, Swope 2. MC – Adrienne Goffard 15, Rashanda Teague 13, Chelsea Bodiford 12, Brown 7, T. Franklin 6, Matlock 6, Campbell 5, Woods 4, Phelps 3, Burge 3, Forsythe 2, C. Franklin 1. Three-point shots: CC – Couch 2, Rhodes. MC – Bodiford 2, Goffard. Boys Chester Co. 2-11-14- 8=35

McNairy Ct. 24-14-17-16=71 CC – Jones 8, Cavanes 6, Woods 4, Turner 4, Greenway 3, Gilbert 3, C. Phelps 3, T. Phelps 2, Compton 2. MC – Ramiel Pollard 23, Chris Whitten 12, Rakivius Pollard 6, Barnes 5, Dubose 4, Chappell 4, Burton 4, Dancer 3, Walker 3, Mullins 3, Littlejohn 2, Sutton 2. Three-point shots: CC – Greenway. MC – Whitten 2, Dancer, Walker, Mullins, Ramiel Pollard. Girls, Feb. 13 at Jackson Chester County 35 Liberty Tech. 51 Boys Chester County at Liberty Tech – no information available.

Feb. 15 at the Sports Center Martin Meth. 27-24=51 Freed-Hard. 42-35=77 MM – Will Shackleford 17, Bodison 8, Jackson 8, Washington 6, Simon 6, Naylor 4, Whitley 2. FH – Zack Frey 22, Ken

Bingham 11, Kyle Teichmann 10, Moulton 8, Brown 7, Sampson 7, Greer 6, Milewski 2, Barnes 2, Jean 1, Haddix 1. Three-point shots: MM – Simon 2, Bodison. FH – Bingham 2, Moulton 2, Sampson.

CCHS his team with 23 points. Will Jones led CCHS with eight. The Eaglettes trailed 40-20 at halftime. Tamacha Couch led CCHS with 17 including a pair of threes. Saturday in Jackson, the Eaglettes got off to a good start but faded late in losing to first place Liberty 51-35. Liberty closed the regular season unbeaten in the district.

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Lions Teichmann 7, Moulton 6, Greer 5, Brown 5, Haddix 2. U – Greg Truvillion 19, Antoine Joseph 14, Tacuma Alexander 13, McNeil7, Banhoro 6, Hawkins 6, Tolliver 4. Three-point shots: FH – Gree, Sampson, Teichmann. U – Joseph 3, Truvillion 2, McNeil. Records: FH – 16-8 (9-2). U – 20-6 (111).

Brandi Edwards are also options for playing time. Martin Methodist College was chosen as the preseason No. 1 in the TranSouth, gaining seven of the eight first place votes. Union is in the No. 2 spot in the preseason poll, followed by Bethel University at No. 3 and Freed-Hardeman University rounding out the top four.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

By Jennifer Smith Well, I must say it is good to be back at school! I think we have all had our “snow fix” for the winter. Love was in the air at East Chester last week. With the short week of school, teachers, students and parents hurried to make last minute preparations for Friday’s Valentine parties. Kindergarteners celebrated by having their “center” parties. The kindergarteners enjoyed making Valentine art projects, reading Valentine books, and participating in various literacy and math activities. Jennifer Smith’s class made special Valentines for the nursing home residents. Third grade read “Suki’s Kimono” in their reading book. This was a story of a JapaneseAmerican girl who wore a kimono on the first day of school. Savannah Holmes in Susan Patterson’s room wore her kimono to school. Vanessa Taylor, a third-grade assistant, brought a beautiful Japanese kimono to school. It belonged to Tracy (Bass) Smith. Tracy also shared books about kimonos, a Japanese Bible, and scrapbooks that showed the story of her mother’s life. Her mother, Jamie Dunn Bass, was Japanese-American from Okinawa and was adopted after World War II. Students read about clothing in other cultures. Reba Hunt brought a poncho for students to see. Students read how ponchos originated in South America. They also read about berets and moccasins. In physical education last week, students played activities with a Valentine theme. Students played a game called, “going to the drug store.” This was an obstacle course on a

scooter to pick up a present for their Valentine. Another activity played was called “Traveling around Town with our Valentine.” At the courthouse, students counted their steps; at Subway, they did stretches; at the gym, they did jumping jacks; at the library, they did lunges; at the post office, they did push ups; at the grocery store, they “got down” with dance moves. All of these activities were performed to Valentine music. Students have really enjoyed working with Ryan Bush, the student teacher working with Janice Brown in PE. East Chester has many upcoming dates to keep in mind. Computers for Education will be the week of Feb. 16-19. Booklets will go home Tuesday, Feb. 16. We will also have a PTO meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. The six-weeks ends on Tuesday and report cards will go home Feb. 25. The build-an-animal fundraiser for the library will be on Feb. 18. Box Tops for education are due Feb. 17. Make sure the box tops are put in Ziploc bags or an envelope with your child’s name on it. The Chinese Acrobats will visit East Chester on Feb. 23. Fantastic Friday will be on Feb. 26. Students will get to enjoy popcorn from PTO. The Relay for Life Baked Potato/Salad Bar Supper will be on March 2. East Chester students will also be presenting a Patriotic Program on this night. Make plans to attend and support cancer research and see our students perform! Thanks to all the pennies for Haiti that have been donated. East Chester paired up with FHU students to collect shoes for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Thanks to all the shoes donated for the Soles 4 Souls shoe drive. Congratulations to Hillary Foxx for making it to the 50-point club in the Accelerated Reader program. Good job Hillary! Keep up the reading! Remember that East Chester Students always soar together! Go Eagles!

Wolfe receives academic honor Kaleb Hurst Wolfe, a senior at Gibson County High School, recently received the prestigious National Beta Club John W. Harris Leadership Award. Each year the organization names 25 high school seniors from across the nation as recipients of the award. The National Beta Club is committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, encouraging service to others and developing character and leadership skills. Kaleb is the son of Frank and Stephanie Wolfe of Medina and the grandson of Harold and Carlin Hurst of Henderson.

KALEB HURST WOLFE

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Drug-Free poster contest

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Residents of Hendersonview Apartments recently took part in a Drug-Free Poster Art Contest designed to educate children on the dangers of substance abuse. Seated from left are Thomas Wells, and Matthew Bostic; and standing from left are Elijah Fuller, Sydney Moore, and Jacob Johnson. Their posters will now be sent to for judging on the state and possibly national level, competing for cash prizes.

The results are in for the third spelldown for the third-grade spelling bee. Two more rounds to go and we will have all of this year’s contestants for the event in March.

This round’s winners are Milyn White (Heather Melton’s class), Amber Burton (Denise Davidson’s class), Reignesha Gray (Janice Whitman’s class) and Lauren Lofton (Marti McDaniel’s class). Good job third-graders! Keep up

the good work. Information also went home on Friday for the PTO Spring fundraiser. The children will be selling Uncle Jerry’s T-shirts. Thank you for your help in this. West – Where Everyone Stands Tall!

how to play games. He encourages fairness and sportsmanship. Coach Bo emphasizes the importance of listening to the adult in charge. Besides teaching physical education at Jacks Creek, Coach Bo also teaches P.E. at West Chester Elementary and coaches softball. We thank you for all you do to help our students, Coach Bo! Thanks to all who donated items for Haiti. Our lobby was filled with many supplies as well as a multitude of shoes. We appreciate our students

and their families being willing to share what they have in this worthy cause. Melinda Carroll’s thirdgraders have been studying solids, liquids, and gases in physical science. They have enjoyed many interesting experiments with student teacher Beverly Bailey, including making their own ice cream. What a fun way to learn about physical and chemical changes! Librarian Caroline Johnson reports that students are enjoying the library’s book truck filled with new books. Students

are reading lots of nonfiction, chapter books, and biographies. Jared Gilliam has reached 150 AR points. Administrators and teachers are very concerned over the amount of time we have missed due to inclement weather this year. TCAP will be here before we are know it! We hope everyone will make an extra effort to be at school all day, every day, except in cases of emergency or illness. Jacks Creek students keep shining!

By Sherry Thompson

By Melinda Carroll Congratulations to Jacks Creek’s Teacher of the Year, Coach Bo Bates. Coach Bo works hard with our students every day in fitness skills and learning

Marshall graduates from basic training Army Pvt. Kimber B. Marshall has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. She is the daughter of Cindy Clayton of Luray. Marshall is a 2009 graduate of Chester County High School.

FHU offers financial aid night at CCHS A financial aid presentation will be offered for juniors, seniors and parents at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at Chester County High School. Members of the Freed-Hardeman University financial aid team will walk students and their parents stepby-step through the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA). Topics covered will include scholarships, grants, and loan opportunities.

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Bravery through the years Veterans from WWII to Iraq voice freedom’s call to duty Robert Freeman said he was scared only once during his time serving in war – from the time he left the country until he returned. Those emotions echoed across time as Freeman, a veteran of World War II and Korea, and Donald Rouse, who served in Korea and Vietnam, along with Cinda K. Gee and Chris McDonald who served in the gulf wars, told Chester County High School history students of their experiences preserving freedom. The forum was organ-

ized by CCHS U.S. history teachers Hunter Callis and Jeff Cupples, and was timed to coincide with the period currently being covered in their classrooms. With the presence of four individuals who had actually participated in the wars, it was hoped that the time period would “come alive” for the students. In addition to the two wars he fought in, Freeman also sought to serve in Vietnam, but was told by the Army that he finally was too old.

Rouse spent 15 months in Korea as a member of some of the first U.S. troops to land on the peninsula. “I was scared too, and anyone that said they were not scared were either crazy or not telling the truth,” emphasized Rouse. He said the best part of serving his country was being able to get up in the morning and salute the American flag because it represented the reason they were fighting. In response to a question from a student, Rouse said

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

WWII veteran Robert Freeman, left, and Korean War vet Donald Rouse, are congratulated for their service to the country by Chester County High School students Riley Thomas and Stephen McBride after the veterans spoke to history students at the school Friday.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Donald Rouse, standing, veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars, answers questions from CCHS students about his experiences in battle during a forum at the school Friday. Also part of the panel were World War II veteran Robert Freeman, right, and gulf war veterans Cinda K. Gee, and Chris McDaniel. the reasons for being in Korea were sound, however, Vietnam was wrong from the standpoint the country was not always behind the effort, and thus did not fight the war the right way. Reluctantly and with a bow of the head, when asked by a student if they had killed anyone while fighting, both Rouse and Freeman admitted they had. Gee had a much different experience. An expert in electronic warfare, Gee fought the “cold war” as a member of the United States Air Force. “In the cold war you are

always on duty,” said Gee. “Our goals were to get them before they could get us.” And because they usually had nuclear weapons, the bases themselves from which she operated were often considered military targets. “As a woman I had to prove myself more than men,” she noted, but explained that once she was able to break through the “glass ceiling” of promotions she received acceptance by all. McDaniel, as a member of the National Guard was deployed to Iraq in 200405, said his goal was to “do something bigger than

myself.” He found it leading him in to battle, but said, “Before you pass judgement on the U.S., go live somewhere else in the world.” He said you will discover that America is still the greatest country in the world. McDaniel lauded the professionalism of the American soldier in the middle east who displayed, “grace and kindness,” to the Iraqi people. “It is amazing what we take for granted here, that they don’t have over there,” he said. McDaniel is now in the guard full-time at the training center near Milan.

Jackson State receives national recognition for Developmental Math Redesign Jackson State Community College has been awarded the Futures Assembly Bellwether Award for excellence in community college instructional services and programs for its SMART Math developmental studies redesign. This is a national award given to only one community college in the country in each of three categories each year. “Well over a hundred community colleges applied for consideration and out of 10 finalists, Jackson State was selected to receive the top award,” said Dr. Bruce Blanding, president of Jackson State. “This award is the result of the hard work, dedication, and commitment to innovation and student success of many professionals at the

college.” Betty Frost, associate professor of mathematics, and Mary Jane Bassett, dean of academic support, led a team of Jackson State faculty and staff to redesign the developmental math courses at the college. The program is entitled SMART Math: Removing Roadblocks to College Success. The acronym SMART stands for Survive, Master, Achieve, Review and Transfer. Before SMART Math, students who needed developmental studies in mathematics took three separate classes - basic math, elementary algebra and intermediate algebra. Now, through the work of this team in collaboration with faculty and staff from all areas of the college, students are required to

take only the modules that are relevant to their career goals. Instead of taking three semesters to complete three separate courses, now students can move through the 12 modules they need at their own pace and complete the program much sooner. The JSCC team also created the SMART Math Center, located in the Nelms Classroom Building on the Jackson campus, which houses

Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester, Jacks Creek, West Chester Elementary Schools Monday, February 22 Chicken nuggets or Chili cheese wrap Green peas Mashed potatoes Salad bar, rolls Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, February 23 Chicken fajita with Onions/peppers Or hotdog Pinto beans, trimmings Spanish rice Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, Feb. 24 Hamburger or Grilled chicken/bun Baked tri-taters Baked beans Salad bar, trimmings Fruit choice, milk choice

course content modules, video lectures, online homework and testing from MyMathLab, and provides a place for students to receive immediate assistance from instructors and tutors. Student learning is supported by online tutorials, instructor-led discussion groups, organized group study and one-on-one tutoring. The SMART Math Center offers special assistance for students

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Chester County Middle School Monday, February 22 Chicken nuggets Or corndog Mashed potatoes Black-eyed peas Baked apples Salad bar, rolls Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, February 23 Chili/beef and beans Or turkey deli sandwich Corn, tri-taters Salad bar Pickle spears, carrots Grilled cheese sandwich Orange wedges, milk choice Wednesday, Feb. 24 Cheeseburger or Manager’s choice Fries, baked beans Salad bar, trimmings Pudding/vanilla wafers Fruit choice, milk choice

Thursday, February 25 Lemon pepper chicken Or ham/cheese chippers Green beans, salad bar Mashed potatoes, roll Fruit choice, milk choice

Thursday, February 25 Chicken fajita with Peppers/onions Or hotdog Spanish rice, salad bar Brown beans, rolls Baked apples Fruit choice, milk choice

Friday, February 26 Pizza or Turkey/cheese deli Corn, salad bar Broccoli/cheese Orange wedges, milk

Friday, February 26 Pizza or Chicken pot pie Broccoli/cheese Batter bites, salad bar

who fall behind in scheduled work and acceleration for students who are capable of moving through objectives more quickly. According to the exit research done by the SMART Math team, the program has reduced the total cost per student by over 20 percent, while increasing the pass rate of students by 54 percent. Jackson State won the award in the Instructional Programs and Services

category. JSCC is planning a celebration reception from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the SMART Math Lab room 102 in the Classroom Building. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community are invited to come celebrate this award with the Jackson State mathematics faculty. For information, contact Claude Bailey at cbailey@jscc.edu or 731424-3520 ext. 320.

Fruit choice, milk choice

Chester County Junior High School *Cereal offered daily Monday, February 22 Chicken rings or Pizza pocket Mashed potatoes, rolls Green peas, salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, February 23 Turkey Tetrazzini or Ham/cheese chippers Green beans, corn Sweet potatoes Salad bar, rolls Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, Feb. 24 Chili dog bar Mixed veggies, coleslaw Savory fries, salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, February 25 Pot roast/gravy Or cheeseburger Greens, cornbread Salad bar, trimmings Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, February 26 Pizza or Barbecue/bun Broccoli/cheese Tri taters, salad bar Baked apples Fruit choice, milk choice

Chester County High School *Cereal offered daily

Monday, February 22 Popcorn chicken (two lines) or Salad bar/pizza/tri-taters Cheesy potatoes, rolls Green peas, salad California blend Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, February 23 Turkey Tetrazzini (two lines) or Pizza/tri taters and Salad bar/crackers Tiny whole potatoes Green beans, roll Glazed carrots Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, Feb. 24 Cheesburger/pizza (both hot bars) Vegetable beef soup/ Deli bar/salad bar Baked beans, fries Macaroni salad, chips trimmings Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, Feb. 25 Lemon pepper chicken (2 lines) or Pizza/tri-taters and Salad bar/crackers Sweet potatoes, rolls Green beans, coleslaw Cranberry sauce Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, Feb. 26 Manager’s choice or Pizza/batter bites Baked potato bar/ Salad bar/crackers Manager’s choice Cornbread Fruit choice, milk choice

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Public Notices SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM Central Standard Time, at the south door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Rhonda P. Hall, a single person to Katie Winchester, Trustee, on September 9, 2003 at Book 240, Page 636; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: EverHome Mortgage Company The following real estate located in Chester County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Eighth (8th) Civil District of Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the northern margin of the right of way of the Montezuma Silerton black topped road, this point being 25 feet north to the center of the same and at the southwest corner of Virgil Roland; runs thence with the northern margin of the right of way of said road south 50 degrees west 285.70 feet to a stake 25 feet north of the center of said road at the southeast corner of Earl Crouse; turning and running thence with the Crouse line north 11 degrees and 14 minutes west 140 feet; thence running south 88 degrees west 208.50 feet to an iron stake in old fence in the north boundary line of Crouse and in the southwest corner of the McCallum tract; running thence with the line of the McCallum tract north 39 degrees east 40 feet to a stake, pine pointer; thence north 64 degrees and 14 minutes east 170.30 feet to an iron stake, the northeast corner of the Roland lot; runs thence with the line of the same south 42 degrees and 24 minutes west 158 feet to an iron stake at the northwest corner of Roland; thence south 35 degrees and 26 minutes east 265.80 feet to the place of beginning. Street Address: 2860 Silerton Rd, Henderson, TN 38340 Current Owner(s) of Property: Rhonda P. Hall Other interested parties: Beneficial Tennessee Inc. The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2860 Silerton Rd, Henderson, TN 38340, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead 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. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 07-11457

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 October 26, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded December 5, 2005, at Book 276, Page 700 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Tara Ann Johnson and William Johnson, conveying certain property therein described to Scott B. Goldschein, Esq. as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Residential Lending Corporation and Residential Lending Corporation’s successors and assigns; 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 March 4, 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: Located in the County of Chester, State of Tennessee: Beginning at an iron pin found in the South margin of Highway 100, 50 feet from centerline, which point is the northwest corner of Jerry Bain as recorded in Record Book 158, page 145, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, thence from the point of beginning, and with the west line of Bain, the following calls; south 28 degrees 22 minutes 23 seconds east 130.53 feet to an iron pin found; south 22 degrees 41 minutes 44 seconds east 177.27 feet to a metal post found at the northeast corner of Jerry Bain as

recorded in Record Book 133, Page 190, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, thence, with the north line of Bain, south 70 degrees 58 minutes 38 seconds west 219.38 feet to a metal post found in the east line of Jerry Bain as recorded in Record Book 181, Page 391, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, thence, with the east line of Bain, north 34 degrees 24 minutes 32 seconds west 25.00 feet to an iron pin found at the northeast corner of Bain, thence, on a new line through Parsons, north 34 degrees 41 minutes 34 seconds west 140.85 feet to an iron pin set at the southeast corner of Lymon Parsons as recorded in Record Book 181, page 215, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, thence with the east line of Lymon Parson, north 39 degrees 14 minutes 00 seconds west 108.33 feet to an iron pin set in the south margin of Highway 100, thence, with the south margin of Highway 100, north 16 degrees 36 minutes 15 seconds east 272.80 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.6 acres. As surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., R.L.S. #1999, on October 11, 2002. ALSO KNOWN AS: 1139 West Main Street, 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: Tara Ann Johnson; William Johnson; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc as nominee for Residential Lending Corporation; Residential Lending Corporation 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. 717180730 DATED February 1, 2010. 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 February 28, 2001, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded March 5, 2001, at Book 194, Page 379 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Timmy F. Moore and Kimberly J. Moore, conveying certain property therein described to Charles R. Pettigrew, 250 North Parkway Suite 25, Jackson,TN 38305 as Trustee for Wells Fargo Home 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 March 25, 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 on an iron rod in the western margin of Maness Road and being 25 feet from the centerline of said road and also being the southeast corner of Nathan Vinson; thence with the margin of said road south 19 degrees 57 minutes 50 seconds west a distance of 157.18 feet to a point; thence south 15 degrees 55 minutes 44 seconds west a distance of 87.79 feet to an iron rod being the northeast corner of a 0.02 acre tract being conveyed to Mike Frank; thence with said 0.02 acre tract, north 82 degrees 38 minutes 49 seconds west a distance of 42.78 feet to an iron rod in the east line of Mike Frank and being the northwest corner of said 0.02 acre tract; thence with Frank’s east line north 5 degrees 54 minutes 01 seconds west a distance of 274.56 feet to an iron rod being the southwest corner of Nathan Vinson; thence with Vinson’s south line South 72 degrees 37 minutes 30 seconds east a distance of 155.5 feet to the point of beginning and containing 0.55 acre more or less as surveyed by Charles E. Lewis, R.L.S. #1380 on October 2, 1999. ALSO KNOWN AS: 1300 Maness 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: Timmy F. Moore; Kimberly J. Moore; Tennessee Department of Revenue 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. 71742063 DATED February 1, 2010. 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 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 August 20, 1999, by David W. Wadlington and Carla A. Wadlington to PRLAP Inc., Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, under Book No. 176, Page 767, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, , 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, March 4, 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: Beginning at an iron pin on the west margin of North Avenue (19 feet at right angles from centerline) at the southwest corner of David Woods as recorded in Deed Book 124, page 482, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee; thence with Woods south line north 83 degrees 43 minutes east a distance of 198.41 feet to an iron pin at the northwest corner if Linda Patterson; thence with Patterson’s west line south 8 degrees 23 minutes east a distance of 87.58 feet to an iron pin at the northeast corner of James Whittle; thence with Whittle’s north line south 80 degrees 22 minutes west a distance of 183.34 feet to an iron pin on the east margin of north Avenue; thence with the east margin of North Avenue north 17 degrees 00 minutes west a distance of 100 feet to the point beginning. Containing 0.41 acre, surveyed by David Hall Land Surveying Company, R.L.S. # 943, on May 2, 1997. Being the same property conveyed to David Wadlington and wife, Carla A. Wadlington by deed of record in Book 176 page 765 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 620 North Avenue, Henderson, TN 38340 CURRENT OWNER(S): David W. Wadlington and Carla A. Wadlington 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 set-back 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: London Financial Group; Discover Bank; Target National Bank/Target Visa 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 NDS1 Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext.) File No.: 432.1002324TN Web Site: www.msplaw.com

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NATIONWIDE FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION 600+ Homes | Bids Open: 3/1 Open House: 2/20, 27, 28 View Full Listings www.Auction.com REDC | Brkr 317462 (TnScan) LAKE LOT SALE! SATURDAY Feb 20th 5 AC- only $24,900 w/ Free Boat Slips! was $59,900. Save $35,000 during offseason! Beautiful mix of woods & meadows- walk to private fishing lake. Quiet country rd frontage, utilities, warranty deed. Low financing. Call now 1-888-7925253, x 3410 (TnScan) LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS WANTED. We buy or market development lots. Mountain or Waterfront Communities in NC, SC, VA, TN, AL, GA, FL. Call 800-455-1981, Ext.1034. (TnScan)

DRIVER ONE COMPANY FOR All Drivers! Van & Flatbed High Miles. Great Equipment. Variety of Runs. Class A CDL. Western Express. 888-801-5295 (TnScan)

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DRIVERS CDL/A FLATBED UP to .41 CPM. Good Home Time. $1,000 Sign-on Bonus.

ROAD RUNNER DRIVING ACADEMY is now accepting students. Locations in Jackson,

TN and Sharon, TN to better serve you. Class A CDL training, student tuition loans and placement assistance available, a fun environment and free housing. SHARON - 106 Industrial Park Dr., Sharon, TN 38255 (731) 4562008 or JACKSON - 2255 A Hwy 70 E., Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 935-2500 (Located in the same building as Nationwide Express) (TnScan) GUN SHOW. FEB. 20-21. Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 9-4. Knoxville. Chilhowee Park (3301 Magnolia Ave) Exit #392A off I-40. BuySell-Trade. Info: (563) 927-8176. (TnScan) YOUR LOW COST ADVERTISING Solution! One call & your 25 word ad will appear in 91 Tennessee newspapers for $265 or 20 West TN newspapers for $95. Call this newspaper’s classified advertising dept. or go to www.tnpress.com. (TnScan) DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT Children $125.00. With Free name change documents and marital settlement agreement. Fast and easy. Call us 24hrs./ 7days: 1888-789-0198 or www.CourtDivorceService.com (TnScan) AUCTION SAT. FEB. 27 at 10 AM 404 Acres in Tracts Close To Tennessee River, State Park, Church Camp, Former Hunting Preserve. Eva, Benton County Tennessee, 10% Buyers Premium, Heritage Auction & Real Estate, Savannah TN. TFL#4556,

(731)925-3534 or 926-3133 www.tonyneill.com For Pictures & Maps (TnScan) ALL CASH VENDING! DO you earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy All for $9,995. 1-888-745-3351 (TnScan) AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTRAIN for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 349-5387 (TnScan) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-738-0607, w w w. C e n t u r a O n l i n e . c o m (TnScan) NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS- LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 27” wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%! www.NorwoodSawmills.com/300 N 1-800-661-7746 Ext 300N (TnScan) IF A LOVED ONE Underwent Hemodialysis and received Heparin between August 1, 2007 and April 1, 2008 and died after the use of Heparin, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800535-5727 (TnScan) TENNESSEE NATIONAL GUARD Up to 100% Tuition Assistance Education, Medical and Dental Benefits Become A Citizen Soldier Contact Your Local Recruiter 1-800-GOGUARD (TnScan) DRIVING FOR A CAREER- 14 Day CDL Training in Jackson TN. 15 Years Training Experience. Great Pay, Student Loans, Grants, Placement Assistance, Free Housing. Drive-Train 119 E.L. Morgan Drive Jackson TN. 800423-8820. www.drive-train.org (TnScan) OVER 18? BETWEEN HIGH

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DRIVER CLASS A-CDL COMPANY Drivers & Owner Operators! Excellent Pay & Benefits, Medical Ins., 401(k), Rider Program, Paid Holidays & Vacation. Star Transportation 800416-5912 www.startransportation.com (TnScan)

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