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Look Inside for Southern Middle Tennessee Treasures PAGE 2, 3, 31 – RUSSELL BARNETT PAGE 4 – MID-TOWN MEDICAL, SHARBER’S GOLF CARTS, LOLA’S L.A. LOOKS PAGE 5 – ATTORNEY JOHN COLVIN PAGE 6 & 7 – TULLAHOMA MERCHANTS PAGE 8 – LIFE CARE, LILLIAN G’S BOUTIQUE, SHANNON’S, SILVER MINE, TULLAHOMA MASSAGE PAGE 9 – MIKE’S TIRE PAGE 10, 11 – BELL BUCKLE EVENTS AND MERCHANTS PAGE 12 – PIRATES COVE, PIONEER CREDIT, SUNRISE, BENNETT’S, LARRY’S BBQ PAGE 13 – SOUTHERN MANOR PAGE 14 – CITIZEN’S COMMUNITY BANK PAGE 15 – CITY OF WINCHESTER, EVENTS PAGE 16 – DOWNTOWN WINCHESTER RESTAURANTS PAGE 17 – WINCHESTER DOWNTOWN PROGRAM CORPORATION PAGE 18 – COLDWELL BANKER/LYNCH RIGSBY REALTY AND AUCTION, WENGER’S, KATHY BENNETT PHOTOGRAPHY PAGE 19 – WINCHESTER DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS PAGE 20 – HAMMER’S PAGE 21 – MOORE-CORTNER FUNERAL HOME PAGE 22 – ROCKGATE

AT HOME IN Southern Middle Tennessee PAGE 23 – LAWNS UNLIMITED - THE GARDEN CENTER PAGE 24 – LIFE COMMUNICATIONS, FRANKLIN COUNTY LUMBER, WOOD & STONE, SUNSHINE WORKS PAGE 25 – MEADOWS HOMES, VAC SHACK, R&K, COMFORT PLUS PAGE 26 – DISCOUNT TILES, AMERICAN OAK, WINCHESTER MATTRESS & MORE PAGE 26 – SPENCER’S FLOWERS, DR ROBERT ANGLES PAGE 27 – HERITAGE MEDICAL CENTER PAGE 28 – YOUTHFUL YOU PAGE 29 – CASH LOANS, LIFE AID PAGE 30 – GRANT’S FUNERAL SERVICES, ESTILL SPRINGS MONUMENTS, RAINBOW BRIDGE, SHENANNIGAN’S PAGE 32 –AIR EVAC, BEVERLY CHARLTON PAGE 33 – EXTENDED FAMILY CAR PAGE 34, 35 – THOMPSON FORD PAGE 36 – JOHN ROBERTS TOYOTA, JOHN ROBERTS NISSAN

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eing part of a family is what Southern B Manor Living Center in Winchester is all about. The idea behind creating one-ofa-kind residences that would carry the Southern Manor Living Centers, LLC name was simple-to offer a community where individuals, residents and caregivers become part of a family. “As a part of the family we want the residents to feel at home in their daily activities, in making friends and creating their own individuality in a secure and private atmosphere. We feel this will have a strong impact on the wellness of the community,” explains director Portia Vaughn. Southern Manor Living is built on one level to allow residents easy access to the outside gardens and porches. The garden in Winchester showcases bright blooms and attracts birds and butterflies. There’s an outdoor grill for picnics on the back patio and comfortable furniture, including rockers on the front veranda to relax, read and just enjoy the surrounding beauty. The facility offers a choice of private suites, a studio or one-bedroom apart-

ment, with all utilities included except telephone and cable TV. Each has a kitchenette. Residents have lively conversation while enjoying three nutritious meals and snacks daily, all approved by dieticians. Social interaction abounds by the fireplace that can viewed from the living or dining room. A multipurpose room is a hub for activities and can be reserved for special events. Activity includes cultural and educational programs daily. Daily housekeeping and bed linen service makes days almost chore free. Scheduled local transportation to appointments, shopping excursions, and scenic drives are planned weekly. Private mail service is provided. In addition to the services provided to every resident, Southern Manor offers services and care for residents who need even more personal attention. Inquire about your special requests. “Southern Manor is Winchester’s and Franklin County’s only licensed assisted living facility,” Vaughn explains. “Our short term care that ranges from one day to 2 months may provide the freedom a caregiver needs to continue their career or attend to other family and business matters.” she continues. Southern Manor Living Centers, LLC has 25 years of healthcare experience from its parent company, Healthcare Corporation of America. They have a strong commitment to making continuous improvements in the quality of healthcare delivery. “We have flourished by creating fresh

and innovative approaches to healthcare markets around the world. By building residences in smaller communities, we are creating a complete care and living setting equipped to meet the total needs of the senior population,” the company concludes.

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wenty years ago when a local group of investors chose the name Citizen’s Community Bank, it included the ingredients that would set them apart from other financial institutions. “When Citizen’s know their neighbors and can make decisions locally, we can better meet the financial needs of the people,” explains Dennis Walker, President.

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This concept is proving to be the right choice as the bank has the highest market share in the county. Numerous times it has received recognition as one of the top banks in the nation. “It is our goal to serve the financial needs of our Citizens, to give back, to build and strengthen our Community, enrich the lives of residents, and offer new opportunities for our children,” Walker continues. The bank does this through many venues. They support both Huntland High and www.ccbank.net Franklin County High’s players and sporting events. Each year the bank recognizes two seniors from each school, one receiving a Vocational Education scholarship and one a Scholastic scholarship. They salute the bus drivers, teachers’ aides and the schools’ support staff with an appreciation banquet They were the premier sponsor for the Agriculture Pavilion Program and are now a sponsor for the Volunteers in Medicine Program. They contribute to the annual 4th of July Celebration in Huntland. These efforts and many more, are the banks way of showing their appreciation to their customers and building a strong Community with a bright future. The staff at all three locations are trained professionals who know their customers’ names and greet them with a friendly smile. Their expertise provides guidance in making those all important financial decisions. Citizens Community has three convenient locations: the main office at 1418 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester, a drive through facility at 2176 Decherd Blvd., and a branch at 534 Main Street in Huntland. It provides all facets of financial services for all ages, from that first savings account to retirement planning. Come discover the difference at the bank where their name says it all, “Citizens Community Bank.”

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Upcoming Events Ms. International Dogwood Festival Scholarship Pageant January 28th $QRI¿FLDOSUHOLPLQDU\WR0V7HQQHVVHH)UDQNOLQ County High School Auditorium. Call 931-967-3527

High On The Hog 3rd Week in April Join us in the Winchester City Park for this fun filled BBQ Cook Off!

Winchester’s 8th Annual International Dogwood Festival May 4-6, 2012 Award Winning International Dogwood Festival Join us for this family fun, world class, three day festival! With several awards won in the past this is a not to miss event! FREE entertainment and activities for the entire family!

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You are invited to Discover more by the lakeshore! A New Beginning In the past few years, the Winchester Downtown Program Corporation has sparked a rebirth of downtown. A major restoration of Winchesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic building facades is preserving timeless architecture for generations to come. The hustle and bustle of Downtown Winchester swirls around the impressive Franklin County courthouse, built in the art deco style of the early 1900â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The square features broad sidewalks, quaint shops, restaurants and regular community events like concerts and wine tastings.

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When the winds of Winter blow When their chill, a warm-up awaits at Hammer’s on the Square in Winchester. Famous name brand shoes and boots keep feet warm and cozy as they crunch though the snow. Hunters will find camouflage, fleece and fur lined coats and jackets to resist the elements as they await that prize buck. Carhartt is one of the quality logos shoppers will recognize.

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'EE )TS'OODTO"E"ACK(OME!GAIN These words from the John Denver classic describe the feelings of Lori and Mike Thompson, owners of Thompson Ford at 1106 East Carroll Street in Tullahoma, Tennessee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been a journey filled with Thomp challenges and triumphs,â&#x20AC;? explained Mike Thompson. challe It began in 1998 when Mike bought a minority share of Quality Ford and shouldered the responsibility of managing the dealership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We welcomed the challenge of growing the dealership by providing excellence in service and meeting the needs of local auto buyers,â&#x20AC;? Mike stated. And grow it did! From an overage of 75 cars a month to 210 a month, even a record breaking month of 305 vehicles sold, the years brought great success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our marketing reflected out lifestyle. With seven children involved in school and sporting activities, and our involvement in city and community organizations and events local families identified with our family,â&#x20AC;? Mike said. Mike supported area schools, athletic teams and events, served on the board of the Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, the Tullahoma Chamber and United Way, just to name a few. They were proud to sponsor an annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Arnold Air Force Base. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to honor our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage. My father, Mike, was a Green Beret Special Forces member. He was proud to be chosen as an honor guard at President John Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funeral,â&#x20AC;? Mike stated. 2008 brought changes. Quality owner David Sells put together a deal to sell the dealership. As a minority partner Mike had no choice when Sells put new prospective owners in charge and dismissed him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As it worked out 10 years of

dedication and hard work had left me empty handed,â&#x20AC;? Mike said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My family and I took a month off and came home refreshed and ready for new challenges.â&#x20AC;? The family was rooted in the community and continued to live in their home in Normandy. Mike took a position as manager at Pirtle Howerton in Shelbyville. The Tullahoma Ford dealership ultimately sold to Kenneth Eaton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daddy, when are you going to get a dealership again?â&#x20AC;? was a refrain heard almost daily around the Thompson household. When Kenneth Eaton was unable to sustain the dealership, Mike and Lori realized a door of opportunity was opening. Tullahoma truly need a Ford dealership and the contribution it made to the town and the entire Southern Middle Tennessee market. It would mean 25-30 new jobs for the area, increased sales tax revenue and the renewal of ties to faithful customers. The Thompsons took a giant step, a real leap of faith and put everything they had on the line to go for it. There were several challenges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went to bankruptcy court and placed the winning bid for the franchise, stood on the courthouse steps and offered a successful bid on the property, and met the stringent requirements for the Ford approval process,â&#x20AC;? Mike declared.

swung wide at Thompson Ford welcoming local residents to once again do business with people who understood their automotive needs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;75% of our customers to date are repeat customers. It says to us they have placed their trust in our way of doing business,â&#x20AC;? Mike said. Thompson has several family members involved. Mike is the dealer and manager, Lori is the comptroller, Chris Baker, Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brotherin-law manages the tremendous internet business, Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister Liz is in accounting, and Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mom Brenda travels several times a year from Florida to contribute a huge share. Customers will recognize many familiar faces on the sales floor and in the business offices. Mike has built a team of former and new employees that focus on customer service and satisfaction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to express our thanks for the welcome we have received from Southern Middle Tennessee. Our customers are the reason for our success and we promise to continue our best efforts to earn your trust and complete satisfaction,â&#x20AC;? the Thompsons conclude and...... â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good to Be Back Home Again!!!â&#x20AC;?

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