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OCTOBER 4, 2012

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148th YEAR - NO. 22

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Guzman charged with five counts of attempted murder David Guzman, 36, of Henderson has been charged with five counts of attempted first degree murder and aggravated burglary. On Sept. 28, Guzman allegedly broke down the door of a residence and attacked his victim with a knife leaving deep cuts on both of her hands and

wrists. Guzman was allegedly yelling that he was going to kill one of the people present. There were five people present in the home at the time and all feared for their safety. Guzman is currently held in the Chester County Jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.

Tax payments now due, new services available Saturday Serenade Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Kimberlie Helton serenades an audience member during her performance Saturday night at the Chester County Barbeque Festival. At right Helton performs with the Kimberlie Helton Band, the headliner of the final night of the 35th annual Festival on Courtsquare in downtown Henderson last weekend (See additional photos, Pages 13B.)

Weaver elected to Sheriff’s Association Board Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association. The Sheriff’s Association Board monitors issues before

BLAIR WEAVER the State Legislature which concern law-enforcement, and also strives to ensure that county law enforcement is properly

funded by the state. Additionally, the Association sponsors annual scholarships for the children of law enforcement officers. “Blair has integrity. He has proven himself to be a leader,” said former Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe, who is now the executive director of the association.“We are honored to have Weaver. The moment he came through the sheriff’s school, I knew he would be one of the better sheriff’s that I have seen.” Ashe said the association also trains all jailers and jail administrators in the state. He said Weaver’s term on the board is for one year.

The Chester County Trustee’s Office is now accepting property taxes for the 2012 tax year. Taxpayers can save two percent if taxes are paid in October, and one percent if paid in November. The taxpayer can also round the two percent and one percent discount to the nearest dollar. For the first time the Trustee’s office is accepting partial payments. “In this slow economic time, we have seen the hardships that some of our taxpayers are having with paying their taxes all at once,” stated Trustee Lance Beshires. “I’d like to thank the Chester County Commission for passing a resolution allowing us to accept partial payments, and to hopefully ease the burden on our taxpayers.” Beshires also stated that taxpayers can now sign up for bank draft to have the county property taxes taken out of their account on a monthly basis, or all at once. While there are no papers to fill out for the partial payment program, the bank draft does require a short form and a copy of a voided check. Another new feature for paying property taxes this year, is aimed toward the “tech savy” taxpayer. A Quick Response Code (QR Code) is now available for use with a smartphone that will take you directly to the website where you can pay the taxes or search for additional information. Although paying taxes is one

of the least favorite responsibilities of property owners, Beshires offers a few suggestions to make the experience easier: • When you receive the tax notice, please verify that all information is correct, especially the map/parcel number, and property address. Do not wait until February to check on your bill! • If you have a mortgage company that pays your taxes, you should always check with them to see that the taxes are paid. As with last year’s notices, all tax notices will be mailed to the property owner. Most mortgage companies have an electronic copy of your tax information. In fact, some mortgage companies have requested that we do not send them a paper copy of the tax notice. Also, if you own more than one parcel, make sure the mortgage company pays the taxes on the correct parcel. • If you purchased property between Jan. 1 and Aug. 1, 2012, please make sure that you or the previous owner pays the 2012 taxes. New owner cards will be forthcoming to those who have purchased property and recorded their deed within the above time frame. The original owner of the property should have already received a tax bill. This is just to ensure that each party is aware of the taxes that are due on that property. The buyer and seller must agree who will See TAXES, Page 3-A

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Chester County High School is celebrating its annual Homecoming week with festivities each day at the school, culminating with the Homecoming football game against Lexington Friday at Eagle Stadium. One of these young ladies will be crowned Homecoming Queen during a ceremony prior to the 7 p.m. contest. From left are: Annsley Poston, Kaitlyn Colbert and Kaelin Yarbrough.


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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, October 4, 2012

Southwest Electric Coop hosts community meeting at Montezuma

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Only a fraction of your electric bill is influenced locally by Southwest Tennessee Electric Cooperative, as illustrated above by Phillip Mullins, Southwest Vice President of Operations. Mullins, and other Southwest employees, were at Montezuma Community Center Sept. 25 for a Co-op Community Meeting, answering questions about the electric system, and sharing information on energy savings for consumers. According to Lynn Helton, Southwest Eastern District Manager, this was the first of possibly many such meetings across the nine-county Southwest service area.

New Friendship Club hosting “Meet Your Neighbor” Day New Friendship Community Club is hosting a “Meet Your Neighbor Day” from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Community Center across from Friendship Baptist Church on New Friendship Road. Many new people have moved into the community in the last few years, and Club members are inviting anyone in the community to come meet

and greet your new neighbors, and enjoy free food and fun and fellowship. They also hope to generate more interest in the Community Club. Stew will be cooked in the morning and be ready to serve free to all from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. If there’s any left, it will be for sale thereafter. There will be gospel music, Karaoke, Up ‘N Jumpin’ games, face paint-

ing, balloons, and games for children and adults. However, Club members emphasize that it is all free. Club members are also interested in getting input about possible projects in the community and will ask participants to fill out a questionnaire. Names are not required, they just want a feel for the interests of the community.

Keltners attend Modern Woodmen Leadership Career Institute William D. Keltner of Jackson, a Modern Woodmen of America Regional Director and Bradley D. Keltner of Jackson, a Modern Woodmen of America Managing Partner, recently attended the Modern Woodmen Leadership Career Institute, held at Modern Woodmen's home office in Rock Island, Ill. Modern Woodmen's top managers are invited to attend the event where elite speakers teach attendees to become better leaders, improve results in their regions, and inspire those with whom they work. Speakers included Bob Davies, author, trainer and coach; Mike White, president and CEO of Virginia Asset Management, LLC; Grey Giovanine, basketball coach at Augustana College; and Alan Williams, author of “WalkOn” and founder of Teammates First. Attendees also had the opportunity to exchange management best practices with more than 100 other leaders. Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America touches lives and secures futures. The fraternal financial services

organization offers financial products and fraternal member benefits to indi-

viduals and families throughout the United States.

eCampus names FHU “eCampus of the month” eCampus News, a newsletter devoted to technology news for higher education, has named Freed-Hardeman University its eCampus of the Month for September. The university was recognized for integrating mobile technologies into instruction. The newsletter noted FHU’s iKnow 2.0 initiative supports participatory learning. This fall all freshmen and faculty members received iPads as a part of the initiative. The device takes teaching beyond the traditional classroom and makes learning possible

“anytime, anywhere,” according to Mark Scott, vice president for technology and innovation. FHU teachers receive extensive training in using technology in their classes and some rooms have been designated iLearn classrooms. These are equipped with multiple projectors, Apple TVs and other technology. In addition, the university is moving toward more interactive digital textbooks. The iKnow initiative began in 2008 and was revamped this fall as iKnow 2.0.


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FHU to host corporate whistle blower Weston Smith, former chief financial officer of HealthSouth, will speak at Freed-Hardeman University Monday, Oct. 15, in conjunction with the School of Business Leadership Series. He will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Ayers Auditorium. Smith, who blew the whistle on a multi-year, multi-billion dollar financial statement fraud, speaks frequently on ethics and integrity in business. In what he calls “Crossing the Line – An Insider’s Perspective of the HealthSouth Fraud,” he describes the culture of

the company, the mechanics of the fraud, and how detection was avoided. HealthSouth, once a Fortune 500 company, grew from one location to more than 2,000 in all 50 states over a dozen years. Underneath the “glimmering corporate office and the fleet of corporate jets,” lay a huge corporate fraud, Smith said. “When I speak,” he said, “I tell the story of the ‘former’ HealthSouth and its failed corporate culture, but more importantly, I focus on why this story is relevant in today’s business world. I talk

about the fraud’s small beginnings, the deceptive rationalizations, and how and why it grew exponentially.” He also discusses his decision to ultimately blow the whistle. Smith challenges and motivates his listeners “to simply do the right thing.” Whether students are in business or not,” he said, “my goal is to stress principles of honesty and longterm direction and discipline.” "Academic excellence permeated with Christian values is at the core of Freed-Hardeman's mission," Mark Steiner, Dean

of the FHU School of Business, said. "It is an honor having Mr. Smith on campus to speak to our students and community about the importance of good ethical character and how we might learn from his experiences." Smith, a graduate of University of North Alabama, is a former CPA. He is a regular contributor to researchers of corporate fraud and has been a guest of Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Channel. A reception at 4 p.m. will precede Smith’s remarks. The public is

Music Highway Crossroads to host book signing of the memoir of Elvis Presley's girlfriend Anita Wood Music Highway Crossroads in Casey Jones Village is hosting a book signing with Elvis Presley’s first steady girlfriend, Anita Wood, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, and from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Anita was born and raised in Jackson and now resides in Mississippi. She met Elvis in Memphis in 1957. The book “Once Upon a Time: Elvis and Anita: Memories of My Mother” was written by Jonnita Brewer Barrett, Anita Wood's daughter. It reveals poignant details of Wood's life with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, while also taking readers back to the early days of the entertainer’s storied career. It tells the story of the five-year romance between Wood and the

King from 1957 through 1962, before Presley met Priscilla Beaulieu. The book provides a window into a period of time that many believe to be among the best years of Elvis’ life when his career had just taken off, he had just purchased Graceland (where Wood once lived), and his beloved mother, Gladys Presley, was still alive. For years, Presley fans have encouraged Wood to write her story, but until now she has resisted. “Elvis never wanted me to talk to the media when we were together, and I have honored his wishes most all my life,” she writes in the preface of “Elvis and Anita.” “Nor have I ever wanted to diminish my memories of him in any way. But with the encouragement of

family, and the persistence of my daughter, I finally decided the time was right," she added. Author Jonnita Brewer Barrett recounts many key moments that Wood shared with Presley and his family during their years together, including the shocking news that he had been drafted by the Army in 1958 (just as his career was taking off), and the devastation he felt later that year by the sudden death of his mother, Gladys. But Barrett also traces her mother’s own path in show business, which included the release of such popular singles as “I’m Liking This,” many appearances on The Jack Paar Show, plus fond memories of her work with such entertainment legends as Buddy Hackett,

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Trustee, P.O. Box 386, Henderson, TN 38340. If you would like a receipt mailed to you, please ask for one. Or, you can pay on-line with a credit / debit card at: http://tennesseetrustee.com. However, there is a 2.75

percent fee for paying online with a credit / debit card (Mastercard, Visa, and Discover only). Also, there is a drop box in the lobby of the Chester County Executive Office Building, located at 159 East Main Street.

Taxes pay the taxes. • We are excited to offer the tax notices in a similar format as we did last year. This format allows us to customize tax information and add other important information, enabling us to communicate with the tax payer more efficiently. The tax notices we mail to property owners are just courtesy reminders that property taxes are owed. It is the responsibility of the property owner to pay taxes. If you OWN property, you OWE property taxes! Office hours at the Trustee’s office are 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. During the month of February, they have extended hours to 5 p.m., and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. You can mail your payment to: Chester County

2012 Chester County Property Taxes Due Unpaid 2011 taxes are delinquent and due! 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday For faster service, bring your tax notice. Or mail your property taxes to:

Chester County Trustee P.O. Box 386 Henderson, TN 38340 Or pay on-line at: http://tennesseetrustee.com Or use the drop-box located in the lobby of the Chester County Executive Office Building, 159 East Main Street

Andy Williams and Dick Van Dyke. A heartfelt memoir of Wood’s life with Elvis Presley, “Elvis and Anita” also provides readers with a rarely seen, very personal look at the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. More than 100 images complete the volume, including many of Wood and Presley relaxing together. Music Highway Crossroads is dedicated to celebrating the musical heritage of the Tennessee Delta region. The live music venue features a performance stage, music themed shop and cafe and is located at 40 Casey Jones Lane in Jackson. For more information visit www.caseyjones.com, call Music Highway Crossroads at 660-4243 or e m a i l villagepr@gmail.com. Visit the author’s web site a t www.elvisandanita.com.

invited to attend; admission is free.

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Life & Style

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

A little more gray, a few more pounds,

Braelyn and Braxton Ellis celebrate birthdays

Say it AIN'T so Scotty Harwell is turning 40!!!! Happy Birthday Your Family

Braelyn Keira Ellis and Braxton Konnor Ellis, daughter and son of Misti and Jeremy Ellis, turned 9 and 5 respectively. They celebrated with a Summer Splash swimming birthday party on Aug. 25 at Woodland Hills Country Club with family and friends. They are the grandchildren of James and Vickie Ellis of Henderson and Emma and the late Jerry Hopper, the great-grandchildren of the late H.G. and Faye Mount of Jackson and the late Ulyss and Frances Hatch of Woodville.

The weather is once again the talk of the town! From hot, to cool, to rainy, and now next week a low of 40 on Monday night. Sunday night we had a slow gentle rain that left 3.3 inches on cotton fields. Our soil needed rain, so we give thanks. This cooler damp weather is getting folks in the mood for stew! Jacks Creek Fire Department will be obliging on Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. Fifteen bucks will buy a gallon to fill your belly till it is nice and warm! Just think 48 years ago in 1964 those six to nine feet long cotton sacks where being pulled behind our backs as we went down rows. Fast hands were picking white fluffs to earn money for food, school clothes, luxury items, or plain old income to pay bills – in other words folks were working a job that lasted six-weeks! I remember those “good

old days.” I was not happy in the cotton fields, but I admit picking in high cotton gave me a little world of my own. Thankfully cotton picking machines were finally used in our area. Trust me Patsy Nobles invited those machines, if only in her mind! Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793. America was growing three-fourths of the world supply and most was shipped to England and manufactured into cloth. Now clothes we wear have labels saying, “Made in China.” Wouldn’t it be blessed to say, “Made in America”? What items do you see with that precious label? Let me know, so I can report it at (9897485). Lavon Jones is giving “Lacey” treats now! Simply following commands Lacey Jones won the blue ribbon for “Best Female” and 3rd place for “Best all around” at the BBQ Festival Saturday. Gentle pats on the head for Lacey and perhaps some baked chicken in her bowl found at “Timeless Treasures”. There are many advantages in medicine, but there is no cure for the common birthday for Ed Pitts on Oct. 4. He doesn’t look like a 1924 Chrysler,

but perhaps his own birthday wish is to be running smoothly soon! He is improving, so keep your eye on the rear-view mirror – he might wave as he passes you on his Thursday birthday! Get ready to move over and honk, but not a honk for each year of his age! That’s against the law surely! Ha. Go support Ruby Nobles Wright (Room 611) as she takes physical therapy at our healthcare. It will not be too long before she looks for Ed Pitts, so she can wish Happy Birthday to Ed at the healthcare, too! Prayer has been requested for Allene Holley Johnson. Wayne Moody is enjoying all his company since returning home. He welcomes his family and friends. Our community expresses sympathy to families who lost loved ones last week. Delores Cardonell Gooch (1-9-58 to 9-25-12) was the youth leader for Lighthouse Apostolic Church. She was buried at Jacks Creek Apostolic Cemetery. She is survived by husband, Ricky from Henderson and son Bo Dorminey from Henderson. Her son Kevin Baker, Sr. is from Jacks Creek. Other children and stepchildren live in other

places; Grace Harner Wells (4-3-28 to 9-25-12) had a memorial service Sept. 29; and Arlie Harris Smith (1031-15 to 9-26-12) was buried at Memory Garden. Singer Howard Andrew “Andy” Williams (12-3-27 to 9-25-12) sang many beautiful songs. Three favorites were “Born Free,” “Moon River,” and “To Dream the Impossible Dream.” Here are his uplifting words to offer comfort to those who lost loved ones. To dream the impossible dream -To fight the unbeatable foe - To bear with unbearable sorrow - To run where the brave dare not go - To right the unrightable wrong - To be better far than you are - To try when your arms are too weary - To reach the unreachable star. This is my quest, to follow that star, No matter how hopeless, no matter how far To be willing to give when there’s no more to give - To be willing to die so that honor and justice may live And I know if I’ll only be true to this glorious quest That my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I’m laid to my rest - And the world will be better for this -That one man scorned and covered with scars - Still strove with his last ounce of courage - To reach the unreachable star.

with them. Their newest employee, Emilee Smith, celebrated her birthday on

Greeting! I am glad to be with you for another week. It is only by the grace of our God. Last week was our BBQ festival here in Chester County; it was another great year for the festival. It seems like it was bigger than last year. HendersonChester County Chamber of Commerce you did an outstanding job. Keep up the great work for the County. Well a new month has arrived. October we welcome you. What does this month bring with her? Just to let you know here in the United States this month is designated as Heart Awareness Month; Eat Better, Eat Together Month; Health Literacy Month and National Dental Hygiene Month. So please take this month to go and take care of yourself if you haven’t done it already. How do you know when

something is good? When you keep on talking about it. Donna let me know that on Monday morning of last week when the residents were still talking about how much fun they had at their Family Night. You see families are very important! That why we need good healthy families. Nancy Connell, the activity director, made a Family Night CD for all the residents to watch. I know the residents enjoyed watching themselves and their family on TV. Southern Oaks would like to thank Estes Church of Christ for coming faithfully every Sunday afternoon to hold services for the residents who cannot go out for church. Marty Wilkins came on Monday afternoon for Bible Study. Beautiful voices were heard throughout the building on Tuesday morning when Janice Haithcoat was there for the weekly Janice Jingles. Terry Hearn was the celebrity bingo caller. The residents there at Southern Oaks would not know what to do if the Chester County Football Cheerleaders ever stop coming every Wednesday afternoon to give the residents manicures!! They appreciate you all coming and spending quality time

and the Cool Springs M.B. Church Family are having a fish fry starting Fish plates will be $7 and include coleslaw, hush puppies, white beans, drink and dessert. On the birthday list this week: Juanita Kendall Oct. 6, and Marilyn Myhan Oct. 8. The City would like to say happy belated birthday to Janice Maier, Oct. 3. May the Lord keep on blessing all of you to see many more. On the prayer list this week is the Gooch family, our loved ones that are in the hospitals, the ones that are sick in their homes, our children, teachers, families and the men and women that are serving our country. Remember to patronize our local businesses. Let's try to support our own as much as we can. I would like to thank those who are calling and emailing me with your news. Keep it up and send me more. If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and things happening in the City I need to hear from you, call me at 989-1907 and leave your message or you may email me at gloria__holiday@msn.com. HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

Wednesday Sept. 26. Happy belated birthday to you Emilee. May the Lord bless you with many more. The staff and residents are all saddened by the passing of Mrs. Grace Wells, one of ther residents. Our prayers go out to her daughter, Lisa Hale, as she is going through this difficult time. At 3 p.m. on Oct. 7, the Holiness Outreach Ministry is celebrating their Pastor Dontrell Burton with a Pastor Anniversary. The church is located on Luray Ave. across from North Chester School. The public is invited. Come out and help celebrate this great event. For more information please call 989-3790. At noon on Oct. 6, Mount Zion CME church is having a fish fry starting until all fish is gone. The location has been changed from 307 Kitchen Street. The new location will be at the 4-way stop in Henderson. If there is inclement weather it will be relocated to 346 Harmon St. The plates will be loaded. No need to cook. For more information call 731-225-1448. At 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 6, Pastor James Vincent

Wish Bryan I. A happy birthday, Because half a century has come around!

CANDACE ELIZABETH HARRISON BRADLEY ARNOLD HAITHCOAT

Harrison – Haithcoat wedding Candace Elizabeth Harrison of Nashville and Bradley Arnold Haithcoat of Henderson, are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Harrison is the daughter of Jacqueline Perry and James Harrison, both of Nashville. She is the granddaughter of Sarah Watson and the late J.B. Watson and of the late Rev. W.W. and Elizabeth Harrison, all of Nashville. Haithcoat is the son of Mike and Janice Haithcoat of Henderson. He is the grandson of Lucille Arnold and the late Elmer Arnold of Obion and the late J.W. and Luna Haithcoat of Columbia. The wedding will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 13 in Hendersonville. The couple will reside in Hermitage.

Hello everyone in Deanburg and Chester County. Boy, has the weather changed, cool temperature and much needed rain. Fall has definitely arrived. Change of season is a lot of trouble, putting up those summer clothes, getting out the winter ones and trying to decide what to wear when the temperatures keep changing. Not to mention old Arther starts showing up more. (if you are as old as I am you will know what I mean). The BBQ Festival was a success again this year. I can’t believe it has been 35 years. We had just moved back to Deanburg in 1977 from Bemis the first year of the festival. We went Sat. night for the good Barbeque and to hear Kimberlie Helton and her band. She had performed at our last class reunion.

We really enjoyed it. Get Well wishes this week to: Nella Rush, Tommy Landers, Winna Knipper, Randie Snider, Edra and Benny Barnett, Carolyn Brasfield, Legina Henson and Jeremy Howell. If you know anyone that needs our prayers please call me. Remember our shut-ins and Military and their families. Happy Birthday this week to my sister Sylvia Heard on Oct. 3, (I’m so glad you were born my sister!); also Reece Collins, Oct. 3. Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Can you believe no one was born Oct. 4-9? We need more birthdays. Call me and give your birthday where I can honor you in my column on your special day. Have a great day Sis and Reece. Quote of the week: “A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” Henry Ward Beecher (This is for you Judy Ruth. You’ve told me you See DEAN, Page 5-A


CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, October 4, 2012

Southwest Electric Membership Cooperation recently held their first community meeting at our center. Betty Cooper along with other workers were on hand to talk, demonstrate and have a question and answer time for members. A huge crowd attended and enjoyed seeing Ben Cupples demonstrate what a lineman has to do. It's no easy task what these workers have to go through. Ben showed the gloves he wears along with other items. The SWTEMC gave a donation to the Center that was greatly appreciated. Door prizes and refreshments were had also. Bernard

and Joanne McKinnon were also in attendance. Our center was able to be the stopping place for a group of bikers moving through this area. The bikers were able to rest, and get fresh water as they prepared to move on their journey. Anita and Danny Wade are back in their home after the tornado did so much damage. I know home feels good to be back in. This past weekend was the 40th class reunion for the 1972 class. Many members were able to come in, go to the court square and see a number of members that were not able to attend the reunion on Saturday night. Our reunion had 42 classmates attend. Two visitors from grammar school were such a thrill to see. Mr. Joe Raymond and Mrs. Clara Sue Stanfill were also our guests. Rex McCallum traveled the farthest. Jackie and Carolyn Weaver Thomas had been married

the longest. Birthdays: David Morrison Sr., Oct. 3; Betty Morrison Cooper and Eloise Parker, Oct. 5; Annie Stewart, Oct. 9; John R. Stewart, Oct. 10; Amber Murley, Oct. 14; Dusty Moore Moody, Oct. 18; Gary Cook, Oct. 19; Casey Marsh, Oct. 20; Charles Whitman, Oct. 23; Rickey Murley and Dossie Talley Jr., Oct. 25; Rebecca Morris, Oct. 30; and Billy Cherry, Oct. 31. Wedding anniversary: Rick and Erin Fontana Oct. 6 and Liz and Lynn Cook Oct. 28. A beautiful fall wedding tea was given for Mallory Stewart and Andrew Carroll Sunday Sept. 30 at the First United Methodist Church. A large crowd attended with a beautiful array of lovely gifts on display. The couple will exchange vows this weekend. Good luck to a sweet couple. Call Wanda Cook at 989-3724 or Celia Murley at 989-5300 and share your news.

A special thank you to all those who came out to cook and serve the meal Sept. 29, at the food bank. We also appreciate the good turn-out we had, considering the BBQ Festival was going on at the time. Sweetlips Store wants to remind everyone that when the time changes the store will be closed on Sundays through the winter. The Big Buck contest is now in swing. You have to be registered by Nov. 16. The junior hunters need to be registered by Oct. 26. The rules for both events are posted at

Sweetlips Store. Faith Baptist will be holding revival services Oct. 7-10. Bro. Gene Henderson from Mississippi will be the speaker. Sunday services will be held 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services will be each evening at 7 p.m. Nursery is provided. Come join us. Faith has also started an after school program on Wednesday evenings from 3:30 p.m. – 8p.m. for grades K – fifth grade. They have a snack, do homework, Bible study and other activities. About 30-40 family and friends gathered at the community center, for a surprise birthday celebration for Jo Hilton who just hit the big 50!! The community meal will be Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the center. Come join us, bring a covered dish and drink. On the prayer list are:

Brenda and Junior Smith, Ernie Merriman, Jr. Kinchen, Dennis Record, Olivia Springer, Neal Kinchen, Penny Helton, JoAnn Greer, Grace Moody, Betty Stout, Joey Russell, Crys Chapman, Randy Greer, and Donnie Greer. Birthday wishes to Flint Deck and Bruce Smith, Oct. 2; Trina Tedford, Oct. 3; Julia Miller, Oct. 4; Clint Busby, Oct. 5; David Wagoner, Oct. 6; Hollie Talley and Elena Greer, Oct. 8. Happy Anniversary to Rickey and Barbara Hall, Oct. 7. If you have news to share call 989-7523. Thought for the week: "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~ Mark Twain Have a great week everyone!

Happy Birthday wishes go to Clint Busby, LeAnn Knight, and Florence Vaughn on Oct. 6; Tera O’Neal on Oct. 8; Evan Jones on Oct. 9; Debbie Mooney, Dalton Harper, and Tammy Raynor on Oct. 10. Happy Anniversary to Jimmy and Holly Robertson on Oct. 7. Stubby and Flo Stublaski would like to say “Thank You” from the bottom of their hearts for all the flowers, contributions and all the help they have received since the loss of their daughter Susan

Townsend. A special thanks to the coffee drinkers at the Market. Have you put off getting your picture I.D. card? There are those who have been getting the run around. They go just to be told they need more information, but not told all the information to bring at once. One individual went three times to the same place, being told to bring one piece of I.D. at a time. Needless to say, she was upset after the third time. She finally went to a different county to obtain it. They could have saved her a lot of time and money (gas) if they had just given her a list of documents to bring the first time. It rather makes one wonder, did this individual not have good training, or were they trying to fill a quota of customers to show that this DMV needed to

remain open! She would like to warn others to make sure they bring their Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, (but not a copy), Bills for proof of residence, and marriage Certificate if female (or whatever legal documentation you have if your last name is different from your birth certificate). Good Luck. Oct. 8 is Columbus Day: I wanted to write something about this day as I have always been happy that I was born in the United States of America, a country of freedom. We go to school and are taught things, some things we store in our memory banks, and I guess some things we let go. So to validate information I went to the government site and then to the Wikipedia site. Most people don’t want to hear or be reminded of the

unthinkable. But history is history. After reading the heading "Opposition to Columbus Celebrations", the last sentence stuck in my head; “What represented newness of freedom, hope, and opportunity for some was occasion for oppression, degradation, and genocide for others”. As the saying goes, what a wonderful world it would be if only we could all live in harmony. Have a great week and call 989-0212 if you have anything you would like to share.

My, how time is flying by, Oct. birthdays are here already, Janice Ohl and Bernice Maness, Leo Weaver Oct. 2; Gerry Whitehead, Francis Smith, Oct. 3; Betty Morrison Cooper, Oct. 5; Kathleen Mullins, Oct. 7; Kelsey Tummins, Oct. 8; Lonnie Morton, Oct. 9; Greg Weaver, Oct. 11. Happy Birthday to our great granddaughter Lainey Patterson in Pekin who will be 3 years old on Oct. 5. The community wel-

comes Bill and Sharon Hiensohn and their children, Cooper, Will and Carley, who live on Cave Springs Rd. and invite them to the Hickory Corner Community Center. Thanks to Bonice Martin, Old Glory is flying high on the center’s flag pole again; Bonice donated the flag in memory of her late husband, Billy Martin. The Masseyville Fire Department, Fundraiser will be held on Sat. Nov. 3 beginning at 4p.m. this year. This is a change from previous years. Mark your calendar and plan to attend and support the Fire Department. Happy Anniversary wishes to Nelson and Janice Weaver on Oct. 8. In my last weeks column, “ Remembering

Picking Cotton” Jim Ruth, of Brighton, Tenn called, he was looking for a tar bottom 9 ft cotton sack like the one he used to pull, when he farmed for Mr. Jones in 1954-1955 and 1956. Readers, if you know if someone who has a tar bottom 9ft cotton sack-call Jim. He also said he worked with Doyle Armour at Slant and Slant in Henderson in 1956. Thank you for calling “Jim”. Congratulations to Michael and Ashley Hennessy of Memphis on the birth of their daughter Emma Leigh born on Sept. 28, she was welcomed home by her 3 year old sister Isabella. Grandparents are W.T. and Ellna Roland of Pinson. As always remember the sick in Prayers and our

Military and their families and our Country. Everyone is so excited about the spaghetti dinner at the center on Sat. Oct. 20 at 6p.m. Tickets for the meal are $7.50 and includes spaghetti, salad, Texas toast, Tea, and dessert. You will be greeted at the door by a hostess and seated at your table and will be served by a waiter. The theme of the party will be 1950’s and 1960’s music of the era will be playing. There will be four$25 giveaway. You will not want to miss this wonderful evening. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fun and fellowship. Tickets are being pre-sold if you would like a ticket call Vickie at 989-2578 or call me at 989-3315. Have a great week! God Bless America!

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Soup’s on! Fall is the time to enjoy homemade chicken/vegetable soup Fall is already here, and the air has a definite chill, so that means that it’s soup weather. Last week, I shared my recipe for bread bowls, so this week, I have a new soup that would be delicious in a bread bowl. I have always thought that vegetable soup took hours to cook. My grandparents would wake up extra early to prepare a pot of soup, and they would simmer it all day. Because of that, I’ve been hesitant to make vegetable soup. Soup is one of my favorite cold weather meals. I have tried many different varieties, but I’ve never tried a vegetable soup – until now. This is a great vegetable soup for beginners. From start to finish, it only takes about 30 minutes, so it’s a great meal for families in a hurry. When you come home from work and want a hot, nourishing meal, all you have to do is chop up

some vegetables and toss them in a pot. Let them simmer, and soon you have a delicious dinner. To save yourself the trouble of cooking a chicken breast at the same time you’re preparing the vegetables for the soup, use leftovers or cook a little extra chicken earlier in the week. Shred the chicken, and add it to the pot at the proper time. If you don’t like to cook chicken, you can pick up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store and simply shred about a cup of the meat. Save the rest for another meal. I used orzo pasta in this soup because it’s small and doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the ingredients like spaghetti or bow tie might. With its tiny, ricelike shape, orzo works

perfectly to make the broth hearty and provide a nice texture. Since I’m not much of an onion fan, I used a medium Vidalia onion, which is very mild. I used four medium carrots, peeled and chopped, and minced one fairly large clove of garlic. We had some garden fresh green beans that we had frozen, so I used half a cup of them for a great, fresh flavor and a pop of color. For the tomatoes, you can use regular or fire roasted; either one would work perfectly. For extra flavor, stir in about half of the Parmesan, and sprinkle the other half on top of each individual bowl. Pour into a bread bowl or an ordinary bowl and serve piping hot.

Quick and easy chicken/vegetable soup

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped ½ cup carrots, chopped 1 tablespoon garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon black pepper ¼ teaspoon white pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon thyme 3 cups fat-free, low sodium chicken broth 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained ½ cup uncooked orzo pasta 1 cup green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 fully-cooked shredded chicken breast 2 ounces fresh Parmesan cheese, grated Directions: In a Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and next five ingredients to pan. Saute for 4 minutes. Add broth and tomates and bring to a boil. Add pasta and beans; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in shredded chicken and sprinkle with cheese.

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Pray for our Country, We just have about a month until election. Call me with your events, birthdays, deaths, weddings, etc, at 8799777. Keep Smiling! God Loves You!


Page 6-A CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, October 4, 2012

Only Yesterday “Tiger Bell to move on to national coon dog finals” October 2, 1942 “Trustee Makes Record Report” The annual report of A. E. Davidson, trustee of Chester county, ... reflects the increasing prosperity of this section. Beginning last year collection of delinquent and current taxes increased. Last year as of this date about 75 per cent of the 1940 taxes were paid, and his report shows 82 per cent of 1941 taxes already collected. The county is in a fine financial condition as reflected by $38,402.87 cash on hand, the largest balance in the history of the county, and this in spite of the fact that $12,000 in highway bonds were retired. The cash balance a year ago was $17,985.80, less than half of the present sum. “Chester Unemployed Receive $74 In August” August marked the fifth month of decline in unemployment compensation it is reported by State Labor Commissioner S. E. Bryant. Total weekly payments for Chester County, based on dismissal notices of employers and verified claims of employees were reported as $74. “Sew and So Goes All Out For War” The ladies of the Sew and So Club, who for several years have enjoyed social affairs at the homes of club members, have cast aside social affairs for the duration and will devote their time and energies to war work. They met Thursday at the City Hall with Mrs. Leonard Cherry as hostess. The time was spent in sewing for the Red Cross. Ten members and one visitor were present. Mrs. Cherry served cold drinks during the afternoon. “Letters To The Editor” Fort Bragg, N. C. “Dear Mr. Johnston: For sometime now I have been receiving your newspaper from my home town. Thanks to you. I appreciate your sending to me, as it is nice to know what the folks in and around Henderson are doing. I would like for you to tell all the fellows, who are able, to come on in – get into some kind of service. Let’s get going and get this thing over with. Thanking you again, I remain, Sincerely,” SERGT. JOE W. BAILEY. “Colored News Items” By Ed Deloney Mr. N. S. Martin and Mr. John E. Brown of the salvage campaign announce a countywide drive to collect every pound of scrap metal in every home and on every farm. This metal is badly needed as steel mills may have a shut down because of shortage of this scrap. There will be district and school prizes. This is your job! It is a war job! Get out and dig up the scrap metal and rubber and bring it in. Gins in the country will receive the scrap and the Maness garage in Henderson will receive it in town. Let’s go! Captain Willard M. McCallum of the War Bond Committee urges everyone to buy a Bond or Stamp. This county is behind its quota for the third month. It takes money to fight this war. Even a 10 cent stamp will help.

October 3, 1952

“Henderson Hunters Score At

Trials” Mr. L. W. Melton and son, well known coon hunters, were winners in the first line and second tree in the $1,500 finals of the National Coon Hound Field Trial held at Kenton, Ohio, recently. This field trial is considered by coon hunters at the “granddaddy” of all hunts. The top dogs of the United States and neighboring countries compete for the richest

represented in 4-H judging teams. By next year we hope to work up teams in livestock, dairy, poultry and crops judging. “Births” Born to Clarence and Fanny Mae Harris of Henderson, a girl, Ethel Mae, on Sept. 26. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tenry announce the arrival of a daughter on Sept. 28 at the Jackson-Madison General Hospital. She is their second child and has been named Cheryle. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Green of Finger, are announcing the arrival of a daughter on Sept. 26. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ligon of Memphis are the proud parents of a daughter born Sept. 18. She has been given the name Carolyn. The Ligons are former residents of Henderson. Steadman-Guy Clinic Mr. and Mrs. Haven Garner of Finger announce the birth of a son, Dwight Byron, on Sept. 16. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Harris, Jr., of Henderson, announce the arrival of a son, John Dennis, on Sept. 23. Mr. and Mrs. James C. Newsom of Henderson, are announcing the arrival of a daughter born Sept. 21. She has been given the name Carolyn Marie. Dr. H. D. Farthing Mr. and Mrs. Robert Waldrop of Henderson announce the birth of a son, Barry Everette, on Sept. 16. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Smith of Finger, are the parents of a daughter, Joyce Ann, who arrived on Sept. 19. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hogancamp of Henderson are the parents of a daughter who was born Sept. 20. She has been given the name Joy Ann.

September 28, 1962

“From A to Z” by T. D. P. We at the Independent extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Earl Thomas who passed away Monday. Co-founder of this newspaper in 1922 with his father, the late G. C. Thomas, he had been connected with the paper since that time. He had been unable to work since December of 1961 because of illness. Earl Thomas was from a family of newspaper folk. His brother, Jim, worked at the Independent as coowner from 1926 to 1931 and then remained on as a printer until his death in 1958. Another brother, Clay, was employed at Savannah for many years prior to his death in 1958. Earl Thomas will be greatly missed! Chester County Independent archives, Oct. 3, 1952 “Births” Mr. and Mrs. Charles Creed of prizes of all field trials. Mayfield, Ky., are announcing the This year 585 dogs were birth of a daughter, Calista, on Sept. entered, four of the group belonging 19. Mrs. Creed is the former Mary to Mr. Melton and son. Mr. Melton’s Emma Hearn of Henderson, daughdog won heat money with little ter of Mrs. Deltha Hearn and the trouble but one of his least known late Mr. Hearn. dogs until now, Tiger Bell, not only Drs. McCallum and Wilson won his heat but also the semiMr. and Mrs. Bob Williamson of finals and moved on to the finals. Pinson, announce the arrival of a “County Agent’s News” by R. C. daughter, Pamela Yvonne, Sept. 22. Darnall September 28, 1972 The following 4-H Club boys “First Cotton Ginned By Mifflin attended the Mid-South Fair on Farmer” Saturday, Sept. 20: Mike Bolton, “The Tennessee cotton harvest Tommy Smith, Gene Stanfill, Lance is just around the bend,” according Bailey, Charles Kent, Kent D. to M. P. Talbot, Jr., Officer In Charge Hughes, Jimmy Etheridge, Charles of the USDA’s cotton classing office Bingham and Eugene Morris. in Memphis. “In fact,” says Talbot, Charles Bingham, Kent Hughes and “We classed the first sample of the Jimmy Etheridge represented 1972 season from Chester County Chester County in the 4-H Dairy on Sept. 25.” The bale belonged to Judging while Mike Bolton, Charles Lloyd Boman and was ginned on Kent and Lance Bailey represented Sept. 21 by the Mifflin Gin. This is the county for 4-H Livestock judg- about two days earlier than last ing. year when the first bale was classed This is the first year in several on Sept. 27. years that Chester County has been

Henry Davis “Hank” Wise, son of Lane and Jenny Wise was entertained with a big birthday party at Calvary Baptist Church in Jackson on Saturday. He was celebrating his third birthday with a “Fire Truck” as the theme. Celebrating were his little four month old sister, Margarert “Maggie”; cousin Thomas Harris, his grandfather, Jerry King of Henderson; Ronnie and Lynn Bobb of Lexington, grandparents and his great-grandparents Lloyd and Lee Nell King of Henderson, and 25 of his relatives and friends. His grandfather, Louis Wise, from Flordia was unable to attend. Jane Rowlett and daughter, Sally Kilpatrick recntly visted several historic sites in Georgia, including Andersonville Civil War Prision Camp and the “Little White House” in Warm Springs. The highlight of the trip was attending Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains and participating in a Sunday School class taught by former President Jimmy Carter. The 1950 Chester County High School graduates are having their 62nd class reunion at the new high school from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 6. Be sure to call Doris Maness 989-2792 for reservations. On our prayer list this week are Don McLemore, Bill Priddy, Pam Priddy,

Laverne Lott, Clara Busby, Teresa Wright, Donald Jones, LaVerne Austin, Jerry Larry and Minnie Austin, Wilma and Charles Cupples, Carroll Williams, Jean Latham, Joanne Sells, John Kent Sells, Ollie Dean Kennedy, Shirley Gaddy, Carolyn Potter, Gathel Latham, Randy Miller, Joanne Altier, Phillip Ross, Lisa Peddy, Trenzola Morris, Faye Tucker, Shirley Rietl, Dobber Dyer, Bobbie Nell Wells, Randy Sells, Teresa Seaton, Trish Nichols, Clarence Cooper, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families. Happy Anniversary to David and Dee Jones Oct. 5. Brithday greetings to David Britt, Stephanie Smith and Rebecca Matthaney, Oct. 6; Martha Mainord, Manley Miller, Darrell McCaskill, Tequilla Bridges, Rachel Connor and Van David Harris, Oct. 8; Clyde Butler, Oct. 9; Betty Ross, Oct. 10 and Cody Fisher and Donny Morris, Oct. 11. The New Friendship Community Club would like to invite everyone in the community and surrounding area to “Meet Your Neighbors” from 11 to 4 Saturday Oct. 6. Up N Jumping, washer pitch, games for children and adults, face painting, balloons, gospel music and karaoke; door prizes at 3; must be present to win, and stew from 11-2. Everything is free to all. We will sell any leftover stew at 2. Come and meet your neighbors at the New Friendship Community Club building across from the church on New Friendship Road.


CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, October 4, 2012

News from Henderson Health and Rehab By Kristian L Bowman Hello, I hope everyone has had a great week! All of us at Henderson Health and Rehab sure have had a busy one. The cooler weather sure has helped us out a lot. Last Wed. we had our annual BBQ picnic outside. The residents and family really had a great time. The staff of Henderson Health and Rehab got together and created a float at the local Beech Bluff parade. We

really had a blast. The next couple of weeks should be fun. Oct. 10 we will have family council at 9:30 a.m., voting at 10 a.m., and S.T. Holmes will sing at 2 p.m. Virgil Hooks sings every Friday at 3 p.m., Oct. 15 B.B. Young will sing at 2 p.m., and Oct. 17, we will have our monthly birthday party with Daryl Mims singing at 2 p.m. This month holds a lot of fun and good music.

We would like to encourage everyone to look at our new rehab gym and the friendly staff. As well as taking skilled residents, we still encourage residents that would like to stay long term. We always welcome new volunteers and new activity ideas to our program. Have a great week and if anyone has anything to share you may contact me at 989-7598 or email henactd@grace.com.

Jobs tour comes to Chester County

Photo by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent

State Senator Dolores Gresham visited Chester County on Friday, Sept. 28, as part of her jobs tour focusing on the eight counties in her district. Gresham said that the focus of the tour was to “highlight local businesses that are at the core of local economies.” She visited several local businesses and is pictured here stopping at Henderson Stamping and Production, Inc. Pictured are Philip Broyles, Plant Manager; Senator Gresham and Clay Porter. The tour is highlighting the works small and local businesses do to build a better community.

Break apart family and society will fall apart too According to the United Nations Statistics Division which collects official data on marriage and divorce from over 200 countries on an annual basis, the United States ranks No. 5 in the world in divorce rate. A study done by a U.S. divorce lawyer indicated that married adults now divorce two-and-a-half times as often as adults did 20 years ago and four times as often as they did 50 years ago. Between 40 and 60 percent of new marriages will eventually end in divorce. The family unit is the basic building block of society. The first step of creating a family is through marriage. However, if separation and divorce has become the 'normal' consequence, what would become of our society if this marriage trend continues? "Society falls apart when you break apart the family unit," said marital expert and matchmaker Hellen Chen

from Los Angeles. "The impact of a failed relationship is more than what most people are willing to admit. A failed marriage affects the individual, the younger generation and if this is widespread, it will bring down the morale of a society. It is not as glorified as Hollywood makes it out to be." Chen said. Having brought together many married couples who

had been resistive about marriage in the first place and then helping them to stay in marriage afterwards, Chen shares real-life stories in her latest book "The Matchmaker of the Century." "Having lectured around the globe and meeting many people from all walks of life, I can tell you that this education on marriage and relationship has been missing for most people,” said Chen.

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To the Editor and concerned citizens in Chester County: I am fortunate enough to be born a white male in the United States of America. This has not gained me great fortune or fame, but it has placed me in a much better position than millions of others born in this country and around the world. I am very thankful for my life and my U.S. citizenship. I read about voter fraud. My first experience with it came shortly after graduation from high school in 1937. I was lucky to get a job in a grocery store working about 65 hours a week for $12. I lived in a small southern Illinois city and on Election Day during my grocery delivery round would find numerous empty whiskey cartons which had contained half pints of whiskey. Also many of our in-store customers had an unusual number of $2 bills to spend. My curiosity was aroused. One of my cus-

tomers told me what brought this about. He got a half pint of Whiskey and a $2 bill for voting. How could this be done? He was paid for his blank paper ballot. He had been given a marked ballot to place in the ballot box. I talked to my boss about this and told him I was going to the local authorities. He warned me not to. They were part of the fraud! I am amused at the great criticism of the voter I.D. law. They see that very little fraud could be found. The idea of the law is to help find it! There is still many ways for fraud. If laws have to be passed to try and make stupid people wear seat belts and stop texting and cell phone use while driving then lets do what we can to stop voter fraud by being smarter people. My sincerest praise to you that don’t need these laws.

To the Editor and concerned citizens in Chester County: This is a plea to parents of the children in the public schools and all citizens of the 26th District state senate race between Meryl Rice and Dolores Gresham. As a retired schoolteacher, I’m very disturbed over the absolute disrespect Dolores Gresham has shown to classroom teachers, to the needs of our students, and to our good public schools. I care too much about the profession I served for 37 years to stand by silently. Our dedicated school administrators, staff, and teachers work diligently to prepare our students for their future and deserve support from our political representatives. Elected officials in Nashville are looked upon for support, but Mrs. Gresham has worked against our schools. She sponsored a bill that would have made it more difficult to get the Hope Scholarship, and if her requirements were not met, their scholarships would be cut in half, affecting over 5,000 Tennessee students. She supports taking Tennessee taxpayers’ money and sending it outof-state for a “virtual” school so a private corporation can make a profit – approximately $11 million. As a result of her initiative, the state retirement board does not have a

TEA member. She wants to change the retirement program from a defined benefit to a contributory benefit plan, which could mean that a teacher might not receive a guaranteed amount based on years of service. She doesn’t even want our teachers to have basic negotiating rights. When legislators met with area teachers in Henderson earlier this year, she wanted to talk about everything other than education. Walking out of her office, refusing to talk with teachers about issues of concern, was the final straw. Gresham’s actions make one wonder if she really understands the importance of public education in our country. Evidently, she believes that having her name on the ballot is all she has to do to get re-elected. I hope she is wrong about that. I’ve never been involved much in politics, but I can’t stand by and see our state senator treat our public schools in this shameful way. Please send her a message that we expect her sincere attention to the educational issues in our district. For the sake of our children, I am voting for Meryl Rice. To me this is not about partisan politics; this is about our most precious interest, our children. Josephine Price Henderson

Clarence Hays Henderson

Thursday, October 4, 2012

We still have heroes: They are called ‘linemen’

Electricity that we take for granted, day in and day out, aptly became a symbol of freedom on the birthday of our nation this year It took something as scary and unexpected as an inland hurricane – a raging front of thunderstorms hundreds of miles wide, packing 50- to 90mph winds – to remind us. Although nowhere in the Bill of Rights or U.S. Constitution is electricity listed among our guaranteed freedoms, we have come to expect the power to be there when the switch is flipped. The phrase “reliable and affordable electricity” assumes new meaning in a power outage. I grant the words don’t have the same patriotic impact as “Give me liberty or give me death…” or “Land of the free and home of the brave…” but if you are sweltering on the Fourth of July with no air conditioning, lights, refrigeration, television, phones or Internet, your perspective can change. Suddenly, the realization sinks in that modern Americans depend on utilities and their cadre of workers for personal safety, well-being and the pursuit of happiness. Whether this means the ability to cook a Fourth of July fried chicken dinner, make ice cream in an electric churn or depend on a traffic light at a busy intersection while driving the family to a fireworks show, the availability of power isn’t a luxury. It is a lifeline service. And who bore the burden of power restoration after the storm? Linemen

and rights-of-way workers turned on the lights. Hundreds of them worked 16-hour days in almost tropical conditions – with heat indices over 100 degrees, broiling sun and more thunderstorm wind, hail and downpours – to cut up fallen trees, repair damaged lines, re-energize substations and flip the fuses back in place. Their reward, you might think, are fat paychecks for overtime. You would be wrong. They have families, too. When the calls came, dispatching them to communities still reeling from the storm, they loaded their trucks and left homes and families. Whether they were linemen from local electric cooperatives or those from Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Illinois or Michigan who came to help, they also had been looking forward to a relaxed Fourth of July and enjoying barbecues, patriotic events and fireworks. Many of the co-op workers themselves were victims of the storm. They left wives and children in the dark. This weighs on a person’s mind: How are they making it? Will they remember how to refuel the generator? Where will they get ice and food? How will they cook? What if someone gets sick? But to be an electric coop lineman – and work safely and effectively – you must concentrate on the job. A brief moment of inattention could kill or maim you. It’s not easy to compartmentalize worries. Perhaps, as they busted through thickets to walk out power line rights of way or waited for the

Correction A letter to the editor from Daniel Holloway appeared in the Sept. 27 issue of the Chester County Independent, with Mr. Holloway providing some perspective regarding the legalization of liquor in Henderson and

Chester County. However, the Independent incorrectly stated that Holloway was from Henderson, and rather should have stated that he is a former resident of Chester County. We apologize for our error.

chainsaw crews to section and remove a 100-year-old oak bearing down a line, they thought of home and prayed a little for the Lord to watch over their loved ones. Working in the aftermath of a storm as an electric co-op lineman is much like soldiering. There is a hard job to be done. You have a duty to hundreds or thousands of others. Lives might depend on your actions. Clear this power line, sleeve the broken conductor and go on to the next section … This becomes the repetition of labor that brings on the lights at farms and rural residences, subdivisions and businesses. But it is tough work, even with power hand-tools, digger derricks and bucket trucks. Much of the repair work has to be done the old-fashioned way - with manpower and not hydraulics - because trucks can’t reach all the damaged spans. After hiking in, poles have to be climbed. Sweat and grime,

mosquitoes, yellow jackets, chiggers, ticks and snakes are minor inconveniences compared to muscling material and equipment into position by hand. You bite your lip and don’t reply when an angry man stops his truck and hollers, “It’s about time you got here!” You appreciate more than words can express when a mother sends her kids running to you with icy cans of soda, and she waves from a darkened door – a smile on her face because the power is coming back. You are doing it. The co-op is doing it. The job of an electric co-op lineman is much more than a paycheck. It is sacrifice in times of disaster for the greater good of the community and a commitment to your fellow workers. As we look back on the storm that ruined so many July Fourth celebrations, please remember the electric co-op linemen who came to the rescue. It’s good to still have heroes among us.


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If re-elected, Obama should end FCC threat to restrict TV news, press By: Corydon B. Dunham On Sept. 25, President Obama spent much of his address to the United Nations General Assembly discussing free speech in an era of global instant communication. “I know that not all countries in this body share this particular understanding of the protection of free speech,” he said. Meanwhile, under his administration the FCC is holding a plan for a new balance, diversity and localism rule that would enable the U.S. government to suppress television news and restrict speech. The new rule is similar to the old Fairness Doctrine, which the FCC and courts revoked in 1987 when they found it was against the public interest. FCC investigations had deterred and suppressed television news, restricted speech, and prevented criticism of incumbent administrations. As my book reveals, the new localism rule would have similar results or worse. One new member of the FCC staff who helped draft the localism rule has written that freedom of speech and press is not his “objective,” and that free speech “is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance.” He also concludes the new localism rule could be used to take away licenses in place of the “misnamed Fairness Doctrine.” Another wrote that television is a “powerful source of homogenization

and pabulum,” and recommended using burdensome FCC regulations to “hasten the demise of broadcasting” (later reworded.) That writer applauded a rule which would make broadcasting local events more difficult so “local viewers are less likely to watch the local broadcasters.” A special report recommended in June 2011 that the localism proceeding be ended because of its destructive burdens. Over opposition from other commissioners, the FCC chairman appointed by President Obama continued it and, after the November election, the FCC could move to adopt it. The Chief of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, a fellow law professor of President Obama, has long urged that the govern-

ment should take control of news to achieve its political and social purposes. Another former law professor, since appointed by President Obama to the Supreme Court, wrote an article also urging the government to manage news, saying this would be constitutional if news coverage were not “ideal” at a particular time, and government was changing news to that end. The great historian Gordon S. Wood writes, “Remember that the United States has always been to ourselves and to the world primarily an idea.” Ending this country’s free press and free speech traditions would certainly destroy that idea. Corydon Dunham is a former TV network executive and general counsel, and author of,“Government Control of News.”

Library to offer knitting classes The Chester County Library will offer knitting classes from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 4. The instructor is Amy Wake, Associate Professor of Nursing at Jackson State and knitting whiz. Refreshments will be served from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Classes are free, but there may be a very small charge for supplies. To sign up, contact the library at 989-4673.

Christmas in the Smokies trip Deposit by Oct. 5 Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a wonderful 3-day, 2-night Christmas trip to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Nov. 26-28, 2012. The tour highlights include transportation, lodging, four meals, four shows, Winterfest light display and free time to start your holiday shopping. The cost of the trip is $379 per person with double occupancy. A $100 deposit is due now, with the final payment due by Oct. 5. For more information contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843.

Mifflin Family Dance - Oct. 5 The Mifflin Family Dance is scheduled for 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Mifflin Mall Banquet Hall. The Tim Young Band will perform.

Meet Your Neighbors Day The New Friendship Community Club invite everyone in the community and surrounding area to “Meet Your Neighbors” from 11 to 4 Saturday Oct. 6. Up N Jumping, washer pitch, games for children and adults, face painting, balloons, gospel music and karaoke; door prizes at 3; must be present to win, and stew from 11-2. Everything is free to all. Any leftover stew will be sold at 2. Come and meet your neighbors at the New Friendship Community Club building across from the church on New Friendship Road.

Reagan Community Center Dance - Oct. 6 The Reagan Community Center is hosting its regular Saturday Dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dance lessons will be available from Bobbie Keeton from 6:30-7:30 p.m. There will be live music with Rayburn Anthony and the Raybands. This is an all-ages show. Concessions will be available.

Class of 1995 Reunion - Oct. 6 The Class of 1995 will have its 17-year reunion at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Chickasaw pavilion. For more information, call Misti Ellis at 989-8993.

Trinity Annual OctoberFest The Annual OctoberFest for Trinity United Methodist Church will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Stew will be sold by the gallon for $17, by the half-gallon for $9, or $5 a quart. Bring your own containers, if possible. There will also be a bake sale with homemade cakes, pies and cookies of all kinds. Call 989-7034 to pre-order stew or for more information.

Mid-South classic collector car auction - Oct. 6 Classic collector car auction, swap meet and car corral, Oct. 6 at 50 Fiberglass Rd., Jackson. General admission is $10. Public and dealers are welcome. The auction will be indoors, rain or shine. Concession proceeds to benefit Madison county Relay for Life. For more information, call 423-5551, 2256025 or 426-2155.

911/D.A.R.E Selmer Car, Tractor, and Motorcycle show The 911/D.A.R.E Fair with the Car, Tractor and Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at Selmer City Park. The event will begin at 9 a.m., and at 1 p.m. the judging will begin. The entry fee is $25 per vehicle, and trophies will be awarded in each division. Come out and support your local 911 and D.A.R.E. Public Education programs. Call Deputy Dustin Jaco at 645-3406 or 645-1004, for more information or for an entry form. The deadline to enter is Monday, Oct. 1.

2012 Miss Autumn Star Pageant - Oct. 6 The 2012 Miss Autumn Star Pageant will be Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Williams Auditorium – Chester County Middle School. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and remains open until your age group goes on stage. Pre-register by Oct. 2 and save $5. The pageant begins at 10 a.m. and includes eight age groups. You may register for up to five categories: Beauty ($25), Prettiest smile ($10) Prettiest hair ($10), Best model ($10) and Best dressed ($10), or register for all categories for $50 and save $15. Proceeds benefit the Chester County High School Soccer Team. You can obtain a registration form from Tanya Morris (608-7927) or request via email to AutumnStarPageant@hotmail.com.

Running for Gabbi – 5K run/walk on Oct. 6 Gabbi, the daughter of Matt and Charla Cook - current missionaries in Peru - was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, an uncommon malignant liver neoplasm, in August. There will be a 5K run/walk from Lloyd Auditorium parking lot, on FHU campus Saturday, Oct. 6. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and at 8 a.m. the run/walk will begin. The pre-registration fee is $15, and the day of race registration is $20. There are certificates for men and women in all age groups,

and an overall first, second and third place award. For more information, or a registration form, contact Misty Weaver at 610-6343 or Hope Shull at 989-3345.

Youthtown BBQ cookoff and musicfest - Oct. 6 Y’all come enjoy fun for the whole family. The Youthtown BBQ cookoff and music fest will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Youth Town campus, 45 Hwy north of Pinson, at 3641 Youth Town Road. There will be a 5K run (9 a.m.0, car shoe, games, climbing wall and food and drinks. For more information, contact Mike Roby at 234-5642 or mroby@youthtown.net.

Free breast cancer screening All uninsured women are invited to a free breast cancer screening from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, Oct. 6, at the West Tennessee Imaging Center at 300 Coatsland in Jackson. Physicians will be available to provide clinical breast exams as well as schedule mammograms if needed. For more information, call the Kirkland Cancer Center at 731-5415087 to make an appointment.

Seminar on managing chronic pain The Tennessee Hyperbaric Center and Pain Specialist Center will host a seminar on managing chronic pain at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Individuals who have sought treatments for chronic pain will share their experiences, and Dr. Schmidt will speak and answer questions. Refreshments will be provided. The seminar will be at the Tennessee Hyperbaric Center/Pain Specialist Center, 15 Stonebridge Blvd., Jackson. Individuals can receive more information by calling 660-2056 or 888-885-4325, or visi t i n g www.facebook.com/Tennessee.Hyperbaric, or www.facebook.com/PainSpecialistCenter. Clinic websites are www. hyperbaricoxygentherapies.com and www.nopainmd.com.

Chester County Schools Parent Teacher Conferences 2012 Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5 until 8 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 12 from 8 until 11 a.m. for all Chester County Schools, Pre-K through 12th grade. Teachers, principals and counselors will be available each day. Please take advantage of this opportunity to visit your child’s school and teacher(s).

Hunter Safety Course The Hunter Safety Course will be taught Oct. 12-13 at the UT Extension Service Office in the Public Safety Building behind the Chester County Courthouse. Start time is 6 p.m. Oct. 12, and 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13. Participants are asked to bring their Social Security number and a pencil.

City Fire Dept. to host annual open house - Oct. 13 The City of Henderson will host their third annual open house from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday Oct. 13.

CCHS Class of 67 class reunion The CCHS class of 1967 will have its 45th reunion Oct. 13 at the Brown Koppel building on FHU’s campus. Doors open at 2 p.m., pictures will be made at 5 p.m., and at 6 p.m. dinner will be served. The cost is $20 per person payable to Judy Holmes Cranford at the Chester County Court House, or mail a check made out to CCHS Class of 1967 to 205 Holmes Rd., Bethel Springs, TN 38315.

Finger School Reunion A day of remembrance will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Finger Community Center, Old Gymnasium. Visit with old friends or make new ones. Come early and stay late. At noon there will be a pot luck meal. For more information, call 934-4856 or 632-3433.

America’s Little Miss Pageant The search is on … for beautiful girls in our area. The America’s Little Miss will be held on Oct. 14 at the Decatur County Civic Center. Age divisions begin at birth and go to 21. For more information on how to enter free, call Betty at 852-3444. Great prizes are to be awarded, including a $500 savings bond. For more information, call 852-4270 or 852-3444. This event is ponsored by the Youth Group of Mt. Carmel.

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” Oct. 18 - 19 “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” will be presented by the Jackson Teen Theater at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 19 at the Ned R. McWherter West TN Cultural Arts Center, 314 E. Main St., Jackson. In this delightful adaptation of her popular children’s book, Judith Viorst set Alexander’s rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. Tickets are $8 in advance and $9 day of show. They may be purchased at the Ned. For more information, call 425-8397.

Finger Fire Department BBQ and Picnic - Oct 19-20 The Finger Fire Department’s barbeque and picnic will be held October 19 and 20 this year. This is a change from the normal schedule for the yearly event. Please mark your calendars accordingly and plan to attend to support this fire department.


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Obituaries Arlie Smith Oct. 31, 1915- Sept. 26, 2012 Arlie G Harris Smith, 96, passed away Sept. 26, 2012 in Corinth, Miss. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Earl Edwards and John Talbott officiating. Burial followed in Chester County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Smith was born and reared at McNairy, the daughter of the late Joseph and Patience Lewis Harris. She attended schools in McNairy County and went to Bethel Springs High School. She married Richard Maxwell Smith in 1935. They made their home at Finger where Mr. Smith farmed and also worked for the Milan Arsenal. Mrs. Smith worked at Peoples Cleaners in Henderson for 27 years, until the age of 78. She continued to enjoy her gardening and yard work into her 90’s. She enjoyed writing poetry and had received a certificate from the National Poetry Society. She was a member of the Finger Church of Christ and had been involved with the work at the church since 1935. She enjoyed cooking and sharing meals with friends in the community. She is survived by a daughter, Vicki Smith Krueger and husband Mark of El Paso, Texas; a granddaughter, Tonya Burks of Jackson and two great-grandchildren, Rachel Burks and Hunter Burks; a brother, Frank Harris and wife Magdalene of Selmer; and a sister, Frankie Henry of McNairy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Smith in 1985; a daughter, Norma Smith in 1990, son-inlaw Tommy Smith in 2012 and a brother, Arthur Harris. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Oct. 4, 2012

Grace Wells Apr. 3, 1928 – Sept. 25, 2012 Grace Viola Harner Wells, 84, passed away Sept. 25, 2012 at Jackson General Hospital. Memorial Services were Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel was in charge of arrangements with Bro. Brad Patterson officiating. Mrs. Wells was born and reared in Van Buren, Mo., the daughter of the late John Henry and Ethel Dunigan Harner. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1945 and married Bennie Carter Wells. They made their home in Chicago and Florida where she worked in the banking business as a teller and bookkeeper. They retired and moved to Chester County in 2003. She is survived by two daughters Linda McNelley and husband Pat of Kenilworth, Ill. and Lisa Hale of Henderson and a son Dick Wells and wife Amber of Bartlett. She has seven grandchildren: Tammie Black, Rachel Gordon, Sarah Wells, Jennifer Dine, Steve McNelley, Katie McNelley, and Ben Hale and nine great grandchildren and a sister Wanda Newton of Van Buren, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother Don Harner and five sisters: Docia Lake, Lottie Kladiva, Burnis Oaks, Ann Laster, and Beulah Wagner. Memorial maybe made to the American Cancer Society. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Oct. 4, 2012

Delores Carbonell Gooch Jan. 9, 1958 – Sept. 25, 2012 Delores Carbonell Gooch, 54, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Services were Friday Sept. 28, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel. Burial followed in Jacks Creek Apostolic Church Cemetery at Jacks Creek. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Oct 4, 2012

A Hollywood revival By Ronnie McBrayer Keeping the Faith

When I was a young college student I had the opportunity to go with a friend to a “revival” in the town of Hollywood, Georgia. That’s right, there is such a place: Hollywood, Georgia. “On a clear night you can see all the stars,” the locals say (Go ahead and groan). In reality, Hollywood is more of a county crossroads than a mecca for the rich and famous. It has a diner, a church, and not much else. In the south a “revival” has at least two very different things. First, it is a spiritual awakening, a holy renewal where those who have wandered from the straight and narrow return to the fold. Second, it is a church event, a scheduled series of meetings. So a “revival” can be something deeply spiritual that people pray for, and it is a traditional ceremony placed on the congregational calendar. Whether or not the two different meanings of this word cross paths is always up for debate. This revival was the typical affair. It was a week-long gathering when people of the community crammed their families into the pews to sing rousing gospel songs, to hear the pleadings, exhortations, and condemnations of the best visiting evangelist the church could afford, and for everyone to have an annual time of repentance whether they needed it or not. As I made my way to the front door I passed by a long line of Harley Davidson motorcycles. These were not the Baby Boomer playthings so many graying men and women ride today as a hobby or youthful escape. No, these were hardcore, gang-style cycles. And just inside the church, occupying the back pew, lo and behold, there sat the gang. Leather, studs, rippling arms, ponytails, tattoos: It was the complete Hell’s Angels package, sitting in a Baptist church in Hollywood, Georgia. Being a young, eager revivalist myself, I said to my friend, “Good. Maybe these heathen will get saved tonight.” And I meant it. I sat several pews away from them and found myself piously praying for their salvation because I

just knew they were seconds from splitting hell wide open. After the service got started, the pastor called on one of the deacons of the church to come forward and offer a prayer and word of introduction. One of those wicked bikers rose from his seat and started down the aisle. At first I thought the call of his bladder had merely coincided with the pastor’s invitation. And being a biker and all, I was certain he was short on manners and he did not know that prayer time was an inappropriate moment to visit the latrine. When the big mountain of a man turned for the pulpit, my pulse quickened as I thought he was going forward to cause a disturbance. He caused a disturbance alright, but not like I thought. This chaps-wearing biker with a beard to his waist was the aforementioned deacon. I found out later that this bikerdeacon was a self-financed missionary to the road houses, biker bars, strip clubs, and truck stops of America. Up and down the highways with his fellow laborers – his motorcycle gang – he rode his horse of steel and entered places that good Christian people would never be caught, not even to share the gospel. He went to places where people drank too much, showed too much skin, engaged in too much sensuality, and waged too much violence. But there he shared Jesus, led Bible studies, prayed for those who thought they didn’t have a prayer left, and even baptized a few souls in the truck stop showers when necessary. I left that Hollywood church thinking that it would have been better to give the revival budget to this biker’s ministry rather than spending it on some flamboyant evangelist with a bouffant hair-do and expensive cuff links. And certainly I left with a lesson scorched deep in my conscience: Never point a finger or a prayer at those you consider sinners. They may be more holy than you can imagine. Ronnie McBrayer is a syndicated columnist, speaker, and author of multiple books. You can read more and receive regular ecolumns in your inbox at www.ronniemcbrayer.me.

the Old Fashioned Harmony Quartet, with Conrad Delaney, Tom Britt and the rest of the group. Come and be blessed. For more information, contact Paul Peterson at 6880052 or 608-6942.

Church of God Homecoming Sanford Hill Baptist Church Youth Rally Sanford Hill Baptist Church, 644 Sanford St., Henderson, invites you to attend their Youth Rally, from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. The speaker will be Ben Taylor and the music will be by saul2paul.

Singing at Old Path Baptist at Cabo There will be a singing at Old Path Baptist Church at Cabo at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Featured singers will be

Henderson Church of God, located at 931 U.S. Hwy 45 North, Henderson, will host its Homecoming on Oct. 14. Preaching is at 11 a.m. with Rev. James Taylor Sr. A meal is scheduled for around noon, and there will be singing at 1:30 p.m. with Ann Cupples and The Gospel Prayer Warriors. Everyone is welcome.

Homecoming at New Beginning A New Beginning Church, located at 938 Sol Colston Road, Finger, is having Homecoming and Pastor Appreciation day Sunday, Oct. 14. For more information, call Pastor Ken Kitchen at 731-695-1878.

West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation establishes M.D. Anderson Memorial he West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation has joined with Jackson Downtown Development and the Susan Vaughan Foundation in the development of the M. D. Anderson Memorial Plaza and to honor the memory of four great men from Jackson: M. D. Anderson, Will Clayton, Frank Anderson and Ben Clayton. Barbara Day, a two-time patient at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and her husband Dickie, realized that M. D. Anderson was from Jackson. Anderson, along with Will Clayton, another Jackson native, had not been recognized for their successes and contributions. Knowing the plaza between the two federal buildings in Downtown Jackson had no identity, the Days thought the plaza would be a perfect location for a memorial to honor these great men. “Jacksonians will be amazed when they visit the plaza and learn what these men and their families contributed to Jackson and the world,” stated project leader Dickie Day. Financial estimates on the cost of the memorial plaza exceed $75,000. Plans for the Plaza include a historical marker from the Tennessee Historic Commission; an entrance sign and a nine-foot granite monolith that tells the story of M. D. Anderson, Will Clayton, Ben Clayton and Frank E. Anderson. The Susan Vaughan Foundation has awarded $30,000 toward the project. Vaughan was the daughter of Will Clayton. “We are so proud to honor these great men who moved on to greater

successes. While their businesses expanded beyond our city, their hearts and families were still in this wonderful community,” stated Frank McMeen, President of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation. M. D. Anderson, a Jackson banker and later President of the Anderson, Clayton & Company in Houston, Texas, became one of the richest men in America during the early 1900’s. As the company grew it was necessary for M. D. to move to Houston in order to be near larger banks and deeper ports. With this move to Houston, Anderson, Clayton & Company soon became the largest cotton merchandiser in the world. Upon his death in 1939, his foundation became the recipient of the largest bequest in Texas history. Questions can be made to Frank McMeen (731984-2143) or the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation (731-9842140). For more information, contact McMeen at (731984-2143) or email at: Frank.McMeen@wth.org


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Jesus Name Center Point Holiness Church Hwy 22 South

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CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT September 27, 2012 Tikeya Evans, 20, 210 Inka Road, was arrested and charged with violation of the drinking age law. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $550 bond. September 28, 2012 An iPhone was reportedly stolen from a vehicle. The owner reported having shopped at the shopping center on Whitley Ave., and noticed the phone was missing when she returned to her car. The phone is valued at $300. A Henderson city resident reported having seen a pickup truck leaving her neighborhood with several items which belonged to her in the bed of the truck. According to the police report, the property owner then followed the truck to a nearby business, where she blocked him in with her vehicle and called the police department for assistance. The suspect reportedly admitted to having taken bicycles and part of a swing set with the intent of taking them to the scrap yard, stating he had believed them to be garbage. The property was returned to the owner. September 29, 2012 Howard Clifton South, 52, 530 Woods Dr., was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $250 bond. September 30, 2012 Christopher Lee

Lipford, 34, 607 Luray Ave., was arrested and charged with assault and vandalism. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond. Bradley Edward Terry, 25, 364 Kitchen Dr., was arrested and charged with assault, domestic vandalism and attempted burglary. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $10,000 bond. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT September 25, 2012 7:11 p.m. - Hwy 100 E, motor vehicle accident, three vehicle with extrication September 26, 2012 5:36 p.m. - 335 E. University St., FreedHardeman University, Sewell Hall, first floor pull station. September 28, 2012 10:17 p.m. - 144 Hamlet Ave., Freed-Hardeman University, Farrow Hall, burnt popcorn. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT September 24, 2012 Jared Roland Shelby, 25, 405 Mayfield Road, was arrested and charged with desecration of a venerated object/honored place and vandalism. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $10,000 bond. September 25, 2012 A break in was reported at a residence on Jones Lane. Missing items include a bag of DVD movies valued at $100 and a bottle of Tylenol 3 pills.

According to the report, it is suspected entry was gained through an unlocked window. September 26, 2012 A break in was reported at a residence on St. Rt. 125. According to the report, the resident found a rear window screen cut from the window, and the window partially raised. It is not known if entry was gained. According to the report, nothing was known to be missing at that time. Approximately $300 in cash and quarters was reportedly stolen from an Enville Road residence. According to the report, it appeared the suspect or suspects entered the home by prying open a rear door. September 28, 2012 David Erduro Guzman, 36, 1038 W. Main St., was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated burglary. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond. September 29, 2012 A burglary was reported at an unoccupied Roby Road address. According to the report, a witness notified the property caretaker after seeing a truck in the drive. The caretaker arrived as the truck was leaving. The caretaker reportedly then followed the vehicle to another Roby Road address, and watched as the vehicles occupants exited the vehicle and allegedly began removing items from the truck bed, tossing scrap metal and old bottles into the woods. After Deputies arrived, the caretaker

reportedly identified several items that had been taken from the burglarized home. Jonathan Walter Cox, 25, 445 Mitchell Lane, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and violation of the open container law. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,250 bond. Reginald Lamar King, 20, Jackson, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $300 bond. October 1, 2012 A boat was reportedly stolen from a Tillman Road property. The boat is described as a 14-foot aluminum semi-V boat, olive drab green and silver, valued at approximately $500. Additionally, the boat had s 6-inch-by-12inch patch riveted in the bottom of the boat. According to the report, it was discovered who allegedly stole the boat, the suspect reportedly claiming to have traded the boat to someone else. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT No reports.

Did not stop

Photo by Mary Dunbar, Independent

A two-vehicle collision occurred at 11:25 a.m. Sept. 27 in Henderson, but with no serious injuries. Alexandria Maxwell, of Somerville, was North bound on Crook Ave. in a Chevrolet Camaro and, according to the report with the Henderson Police Department, did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection with Third Street resulting in the collision with a Buick Regal driven by Tenjie McNeal of Henderson.

Property transfers Michael & Tiffanie Banks to Randall & Debra Perry $81,000 Lory C. Barham to Ashley Stull - $170,000 Kimberly Barnes to Lloyd & Mahlia Russell $47,900 Hunter & Hope Butler to Phyllis D. Frye - $89,900 City of Henderson, TN to Randall & Patricia Jones $1,000 Mike & Rita Cothren to Jeffrey & Karen McVay $20,000 Joe Neal Cox to David and Tina Clark - $7,900 Joe Neal Cox to Raymond Lee Matthews Sr. - $22,000 Eddie & Lachelle Ellis to

Dianne B. Williams $165,000 Jim E. Garland to Harold Montgomery - $195,000 James P. Grantham to Neil & Mary Kilpatrick $76,737 Nickey & Jeanette Johnson to Marty & Gaye Phillips - $30,000 Lorraine Lipscomb to Lloyd & Mahlia Russell $60,000 Michael Maness to Chester Co. TN - $0 Michael & Kimberly McCormick to Farrah Ramsey - $ 100,000 Ben Quarles to William & Rhonda Donnelly $45,000 Richard Duane Rushing

to Wesley Tedford $125,900 David & Doris Sanders to Clarence S. Mosier $4,000 Kyle Shirley to Lymon Parsons - $55,000 Ray & Debra Smith to Brian K. Wooten - $7,000 Ray & Debra Smith to

Lloyd & Belenda Ferrell $15,000 Gene Stanfill to Richard & Shelley Emison - $9,500 Bobby & Betty Tosh to Timothy Weatherford et al $83,500 Kara Shreeves & Kim Wallis to Scott & Christy Johnson - $175,500


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Retired Teachers’ Association meets at Freed-Hardeman

The Chester County Retired Teachers’ Association met at Freed Hardeman University. The Chester County Retired Teachers’ Association met Sept. 26 in the Education Conference Center at Freed Hardeman University. President Caroline Johnson welcomed members and guests. She expressed appreciation to Clayton Bank for sponsoring the meal. Representing Clayton Bank were: Chairman of Clayton Bank and V.P. of Clayton Bank and

Trust Jack Bulliner, Patsy Bulliner, Bank Manager Daryl Cuvalier, Renee Phelps and Kim Phelps. Mr. Bulliner brought greetings from the Clayton Bank family and gave details about the Bank’s history. He also praised the teachers for the work done and the lives of students that were touched. Kay Robison, vice president, gave the thought for the day reading letters of

appreciation to teachers from former students. Bobby Bush led the prayer of thanks. Wayne Roberts led the Pledge to the Flag. June Smith introduced new members and guests, among which was Marney Gilliam from the Chester County Independent. In absence of secretary, Jo Price, June Smith read the minutes of the June meeting. The minutes were

approved as read. Treasurer Jean Marilyn Hogan gave the treasurer’s report. It was approved as read. President Johnson announced the TRTA workshop on Monday Oct. 29 at Premier Place in Jackson. A proposed budget was presented. It was approved as read. Yearbooks were available and everyone was urged to get one. Yearbook commit-

tee members Jo Price, Jean Marilyn Hogan, June Smith and Beverly Hardin were thanked by President Johnson. Our thoughts and prayers went out for Eugene Hibbett and Joe Hardin, spouses of members. Carolyn Bingham and Carolyn Johnson, co-chairmen of door prize committee, gave prizes to those whose names were drawn:

Ramelle Hart, Joe Raymond Stanfill and Ralph Mays. President Johnson again thanked Clayton Bank for sponsoring the delicious meal. The next meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Freed Hardeman in the Education Conference Center sponsored by Freed Hardeman University. The meeting was adjourned.

Hwy 100 at Glendale Renovating drought-stricken lawns, lookout for weeds By J. Brian Signaigo UT Extension Agent III

The extended drought of the summer of 2012 has injured turfgrasses in many Tennessee lawns. Although warm-season species including bermudagrass and Zoysia have resumed growth following recent rains, lawns may be thin and prone to weed invasion this fall. Unfortunately, the combination of high temperatures and severe drought may have been lethal to some cool-season turfgrasses. Bermudagrass and Zoysia usually respond very favorably to a fertilizer application in September. However, fertilizer burn is a real possibility. To avoid fertilizer burn, no more than one pound of highly water-soluble nitrogen (N) should be applied per 1,000 square feet. Many fertilizer manufacturers market “winterizer” formulations specifically for late-summer or early fall fertilization of warmseason turfgrasses. In addition to N, these fertilizers most often contain potassium (K). Potassium is second to N in turfgrass tissue level, commonly

application rate, interseeding a tall fescue lawn must be delayed from four to seven months following the application of Barricade 65WG. However, Barricade 65WG can be applied to a bermudagrass lawn six to eight weeks before overseeding perennial ryegrass for color during winter dormancy, and again, four to eight weeks after overseeding. To be sure, ALWAYS read the label before purchasing pre-emerge herbicides. For more information regarding the control of

annual bluegrass in overseeded and non-overseeded bermudagrass, please visit the website: http://www.tennesseeturfgrassweeds.org/ and click on the link to “publications.” There you will find a number of resources for establishing and maintaining warm- and cool-season turfgrasses. Additional information about lawn maintenance and gardening is available at the UT Extension office in Henderson. For more information, call us at 9892103.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Several persons were transported to area medical facilities following a two-vehicle accident at approximately 3:45 p.m. Monday. Names of the individuals involved were not available, however, witnesses on the scene indicated that a Dodge Dakota traveling south bound on Glendale Road failed to stop when it reached the stop sign at the intersection, resulting in a near head-on collision with a Chevrolet pickup truck traveling east bound on Hwy 100. Attempts to reach the Tennessee Highway Patrol for additional information were unsuccessful.


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Ribbon cutting held at Sweetly Ever After

Photo by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent

Sweetly Ever After, Chester County’s first cupcakery, held its ribbon cutting on Sept. 19. Owned by Ricky and Kim Mitchell, the new bakery has joined the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce and gained a devoted following. Pictured above are the Mitchells and members of the local Chamber of Commerce. Sweetly Ever After will hold its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Chester County Schools Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 and from 8-11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, for all Chester County Schools, Pre-K through 12th grade.

Teachers, principals, and counselors will be available each day. Please take advantage of this opportunity to visit your child’s school and teacher(s).

COPE personal empowerment group resumes Thursday at Senior Center The Chester Senior Center will again sponsor a therapeutic group session called C.O.P.E., meaning “circle of personal empowerment,” beginning Thursday,

Oct. 4. The facilitator of the group is Al Price. Anyone from the community is welcome to attend. Sessions take place from 9-9:45 a.m.

and are scheduled every other week: Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 15; and Dec. 6,20. For more information, call the center at 9897434.

Strikes for Tikes benefits Therapy and Learning Center Step back into the decade of VCR’s, MTV, Rubik’s cubes and ATARI. “Strikes for Tikes Invades the Awesome Eighties” will be held from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Bowling and Skating Family Fun Center. Strikes for Tikes, sponsored by Bancorp South, is the largest annual fundraiser for the Therapy and Learning Center. Last year, the Center served more than 2,500 individuals throughout West Tennessee with educational and therapeutic services. Become a team captain today and make a commit-

ment to help children and adults with special needs. A team consists of four individuals and may be friends, co-workers, family church or civic club members. Members raise funds prior to the event and present them on event day. On event day, teams

will enjoy free bowling, food, games and activities for children and lots of prizes. Each team member who raises $100 will receive a free shirt. For more information or to register your team, contact Beth Koffman at 9842144 or visit www.strikefortikes.org.


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Talent Show Winners

Winners of the Adult Talent Show were, front row from left: Lindsey Russell, third place; Toby Parsons, first place; and Amanda Atkisson, third place. In back are Phil Hickerson and emcee Shane Connor.

Winners of the Youth Talent Show were, front from left: Bradley Holloway third place; Hannah Frank, second place; and Abbie Bayless, first place. Left and right are Phil Hickerson and emcee Shane Connor.

BBQ Festival Fun

Taking the bull by the horns was not for the faint of heart. Here a boy goes the 8 seconds.

Annafaith Howell invokes 70’s style right down to her silver boots as she performed Friday night during the youth talent show.

Festivalgoers enjoyed animals of all kinds as part of a petting zoo at the BBQ Festival.

From eagles to butterflies, seems like everyone enjoyed the face painting booth. Here, Chloe Rhodes’ face starts the transformation to ultimately become a precious kitty.

Winners of the annual Pit Trot 5K Race were, front row from left: Female Masters winner - Judy Harris; Female overall winner - Cami Melaro; and Female Grand Masters - Hope Shull. Back row: Male overall winner - Terry Taylor; Male Grand Masters - John Dawson; and Male Masters winner - Bill Greer. Destiny Eaton gets a quick golf lesson before putt putting it up at the Boy Scout tent.

Flying high! Is the circus in town?

The Girl Scouts took a break from selling their famous cookies to croon to the crowd.


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Miss Barbeque Festival Pageant

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BABY MISS BBQ FESTIVAL (0-11 Months) Queen: Emma Terry; first runner-up: Sophia Owens; and second runner-up: Alivia Haney.

TINY TOT MISS BBQ FESTIVAL (12-23 Months) Queen: Halen Smith; first runner-up: Emma Grace King; and second runner-up: MariRyan Howell.

WEE MISS BBQ FESTIVAL (2 year olds) Queen: Jillian Patterson; first runner-up: Callie Harvey; and second runner-up: Autumn Greene.

PETITE MISS BBQ FESTIVAL (3-4 year olds) Queen: Riley Hairrell; first runner-up: Brentlee Burgess; and second runner-up: Bristen Matheney.

LITTLE MISS BBQ FESTIVAL (5-6 year olds) Queen: Lindsey King; first runner-up: Madelyn Leech; and second runner-up: Lyla Cox.

JUNIOR MISS BBQ FESTIVAL (7-9 year olds) Queen: Cassa Arnold; first runner-up: Alayna Schafer; and second runner-up: Blakely Wilson.

PRE-TEEN MISS BBQ FESTIVAL (10-12 years) Queen: Abigail Rees; first runner-up: Sarah McDonald; and second runner-up; Anslee West.

TEEN MISS BBQ FESTIVAL Queen: Kendall Shaw; first runner-up: Darnesha Owens; and second runner-up: Megan Lewis.

MISS BBQ FESTIVAL (16-21 years) Queen: Laura Higgs; first runner-up: Hayley Edmondson; and second runner-up: Macee Payne.

Chester County Independent Pet Show

Oldest Pet: Third place – Winston (owned by Eli Smith); Second place – Molly Belle (owned by Kelly Hatch); and First place – Zoey (owned by Michael Tummins).

Youngest Pet: First place – Dixie; Second place – Ava (owned by Angie Burns); and Third place – Annie (owned by Robby Novak).

Most Unusual Pet: Third place – Winston (owned by Eli Smith); Second place – Nubby (owned by Cynthia Beene); and First place – Millie (owned by Lynn and Cecilia Edwards).

Best Trick: Second place – Millie (owned by Lynn and Cecilia Edwards); Third place – Ava (owned by Angie Burns); and First place – Molly Belle (owned by Kelly Hatch).

Best Male Pet: Third place – Charlie Boi (owned by Adilyn Bayless); Second place – Nicky (owned by Jeri Harris); and First place – Titus (owned by Randall Todd).

Best Female Pet: Third place – Lucy (owned by Kathy Smith); First place – Lacy (owned by LaVon Jones); and Third place – Ellie Mae.

Largest Pet: First place – Titus (owned by Randall Todd); Second place – Nubby (owned by Cynthia Beene); and Third place – Cutter (owned by Anna Beth Beaver).

Best Costume: First place – Elvis (owned by Teresa Walker); Second place – Heidi (owned by Seth Fry); and Third place – Fluffy (owned by Cameron Vales).

Best Overall Pet: Third place – Lacy (owned by LaVon Jones); Second place – Nubby (owned by Cynthia Beene); and First place – Molly Belle (owned by Kelly Hatch).


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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Morton, Dodson named TranSouth Golfers of Week After winning his first tournament as a college golfer, Freed-Hardeman's Zack Morton was named the TranSouth Conference Men's Golfer of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 23. In addition, FHU freshman Mikayla Dodson earned Women’s TranSouth Golfer of the Week honors. Morton, a freshman from Henderson, shot an eight-over 144 (75-77) in wet and windy conditions. He birdied his final three holes to earn a spot in a three-way playoff at the Freed-Hardeman Fall Invitational at the Covington Country Club. He then birdied the second playoff hole with a 25-foot putt to win the playoff and low medalist honors. His play helped the Lions to a four-shot tournament win over Martin Methodist, giving the program its first two-day tournament title in recorded history. The Lions return to tournament play on Oct. 29-30 at the RedHawk Fall Invitational at Lawrenceburg. Dodson, from Santa Fe, won the Freed-Hardeman Fall Invitational at Covington Country Club by four shots over teammate Hannah Griffin and broke two school records in the process. Her opening-round 76 set a new program record by two shots; one day later she claimed the victory and the program's 36-hole record with an 80 for a two-day total of 156. Her scores helped FHU to a 34-shot win in their first tournament since 2004. The Lady Lions shot a program-record 323 on the first day. Freed-Hardeman plays its next tournament on Oct. 8-9 at Old Hickory Country Club in Nashville, at the Trevecca Nazarene Invitational.

Another shutout for CCHS By James A. Webb Editor-in-Chief

Chester County evened its high school football record at three wins and three losses with a 35-0 victory over McNairy Central in Selmer Friday. The win was also the Eagles’ fourth straight over the Bobcats who remained winless on the season. Senior center Skylar Sheffield earned the game ball for CCHS by scoring three touchdowns on only three carries after shifting to the backfield on goalline situations. Sheffield also had five tackles and a

recovered fumble. “I was just trying to hold onto the ball and get the end zone,” said Sheffield of his out-of-theordinary situation. Chester County Head Coach Michael Hodum insisted he was not trying to be “cute” by putting his center in the backfield. “That’s something I’ve done in the past, to get a big back in the game when the opportunity presents itself. Skylar’s got some skills, he’s a good athlete. You want a guy who’s hard to tackle and who can get a yard.” See CCHS, Page 2-B

League-leading Lexington is Homecoming opponent Last season Chester County and Lexington played an epic battle of unbeaten opponents before a crowd of almost 6,000 in Lexington. This year the Tigers come to Eagle Stadium again as the district leaders, but with a non-district blemish on their record against Hardin County. The game at Eagle Stadium is Chester County’s Homecoming with festivities taking place all day Friday. The parade through downtown Henderson is set to begin at 9:14 a.m., followed by a variety of activities at the stadium for the students. Presentation of the Homecoming Royalty takes place at Eagle Stadium beginning at 6:20 p.m. Friday, with the contest set to kick off at 7 p.m. “This is a big game for us. Sitting here with four district games remaining, we have to win all we can,” See LEX, Page 2-B

CC volleyball secures top seed Chester County will be the number one seed when the district volleyball tournament gets underway next week. The Eaglettes locked up the top spot with a four-set victory over Lexington Sept. 25 in Lexington. The beginning of the match did not look good for the Eaglettes as they came out flat and lost the first set 20-25. However, behind the serving of Katelyn Faulkner, CCHS caught fire and won the second set 25-21. Lexington fought hard in the next two, but Chester County proved to be too much winning both sets with scores of 25-17 and 25-22. Cynthia Beene with 32 digs, Jana Frye with 17 assists, and Faulkner with six aces and nine assists led the Eaglette offense. Annsley Poston had 15 kills and Natalie Clayton added 11. Thursday the Eaglettes travelled to Crockett County for a match with the powerful Cavaliers. The first two sets were hard-fought with Chester County coming out victorious with scores of 25-23 and 28-26. The Eaglettes lost some of their fire and lost the third set 16-25. Unfortunately, they never recovered and lost the final two sets 18-25 and 10-15. This match put Chester County 17-7, but they remain undefeated in the district. “Hopefully this loss will serve as motivation as we move into postseason,” stated CCHS head coach Susan Humphry. The regular season concludes this week with Senior Night Thursday at home against Madison Academic with the junior varsity starting at 5 p.m. CCHS will honor Beene, Frye, Poston, Clayton and Bre Lockett for their accomplishments over the last four years.

FHU hosting Recruiting Showcase Freed Hardeman University will serve as the host for the Hoops Plus West Tennessee Recruiting Showcase on Saturday. The event is open to any high school aged girl that desires to play college basketball. College coaches from the region have been invited to the event. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and games begin at 10 a.m. Each player will play three games during the day. For more information or to register, you can go to www.HoopsPlus.org or email HoopsPlus@gmail.com.

FHU Athletics to host Community Day, Oct. 12 The Freed-Hardeman University athletic department is hosting a Community Day for both the FHU and Chester County communities on Friday, Oct. 12, on the lawn of the Brewer Sports Center. Local students and families are invited to work and interact with our student-athletes and coaches. Each team will have a booth where participants can play games and get to know players and coaches. Food will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. where the FHU community is encouraged to attend. It will continue from 3:30 - 6 p.m. for the Chester County community. Food will also be served during that time. WFHU 91.5FM, the campus radio station, will host a live remote from the event.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Skylar Sheffield executes the lineman’s dream, carrying the football for a Chester County touchdown at McNairy Central Friday in Selmer.

Ferreiras post double-doubles in win over Rhodes The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions bounced back from a tough loss on Saturday to cap off the Rhodes Invitational with a 3-1 win over the host school Saturday. The Lady Lions won the first set, 25-21, before the Lynx evened the match with a 25-19 win in set two. Set three proved to be the pivotal set as FHU held off a late Rhodes rally to win 25-22, then closed out the match with a 25-20 win in the fourth set. FHU (8-7) still struggled a bit with attack errors, making 22 in the match and 19 in the first three sets. However, the Lady Lions improved their efficiency in the fourth set with 16 kills to three errors for a .382 hitting percentage. They also had a .660 sideout percentage in the decisive set. Fernanda Ferreira had a seasonhigh 23 kills for FHU, followed by Allie Moss with 15 and Kara England with seven. Ferreira posted her second straight double-double as well with 12 digs. Setter Renata Ferreira also had a double-double with 36 assists and 15 digs.

The Lady Lions lost their first game at the Rhodes Invitational, falling in four sets to Lyon College. FHU took the first set, 25-21, but lost the next three sets by the scores of 25-14, 25-16 and 26-24. Errors hurt the Lady Lions again in today's match as FHU committed 23 attack errors compared to 13 for Lyon. That translated into a .181 attack percentage for FreedHardeman and a .312 attack percentage for the Scots. FHU (7-7) got 19 kills from Ferreira and 13 kills from Moss; however the two also combined for 18 errors. Ferreira, the reigning TranSouth Conference Player of the Week, also had 15 digs for a double-double. Callie West led the back row with 17 digs. The Lady Lions have a week off before returning to action against Cumberland University in Henderson.

In rhythm at Martin The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions rebounded from a slow start, taking three sets in a row after losing the

first on their way to a 3-1 win over Martin Methodist College Sept. 25 at Pulaski. The win was the fourth in the last five matches for FHU (7-6, 2-1). The Lady Lions struggled to get their attack in sync in the first set, hitting only .071 with seven errors as the RedHawks took advantage with a 25-21 win. However, FHU got things clicking in the second set, converting on 15-of-29 attacks to even the match at one set apiece with a convincing 25-14 win. Things stayed the same in the third set, as Freed-Hardeman committed only one attack error and hit .344 in a 25-11 win. Martin Methodist, by contrast, committed a total of 17 errors in the two sets. The fourth set was more tightly contested but the Lady Lions pulled away for a 25-21 win to close out the match. Fernanda Ferreira paced the attack with 19 kills while Renata Ferreira and Allie Moss each had seven and Kara England added six. Callie West led the back row defense with 16 digs; Hannah Claiborne had 13 and Michelle Bennett had 10.

Chester County runners perform well at Horse Creek meet

Courtesy photos

Chester County High School cross country runners performed extremely well last week at a meet hosted by Hardin County at Horse Creek Wildlife Refuge. The CCHS girls’ team, left, placed third, and the Eagles’ Jared Page, above placed 14th overall with a time of 20:20.


CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, October 4, 2012

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CCHS Hodum said his team is fortunate to have a deep line with a good backup center in Pablo Salas, so that with Sheffield in the backfield the Eagles do not lose a lot up front. However, for most of the first half it appeared McNairy might have the best game plan, fighting CCHS to a stalemate for a quarter and half. The Bobcats came out in a different defensive front than they had used in previous games, and the change in alignment gave the Eagles fits until they made the necessary adjustments. Sheffield’s first TD came at the 4:31 mark of the second period, but Matthew Butler added another score on a 57-yard scamper, and Sheffield’s second score came a minute later. Add Brennan Conaway’s extra-point kick on each score and CCHS had suddenly turned a close game into a 21-0 lead at intermission. “We had a slow start, but defensively we did what we needed to do,” continued Hodum. “The defense led the way, and they must have that mentality.” Even though McNairy’s defense held CCHS out of scoring territory for most of the first half, their offense was almost completely

stymied by the Eagles. In the first two periods, the Bobcats rushed for only 30 yards and passed for a mere eight yards. CCHS almost scored a fourth TD just before intermission as the Cats mishandled a kickoff and the ball was covered by the Eagles in the end zone, but by rule was given to McNairy on a touchback. McNairy then punted out of bounds on their end of the field with less than five seconds to go before intermission, but the clock mysteriously continued to run down to zero! In the second half, however, it took CCHS less than two minutes to tack on more points, this time on a Tyler Seagraves 25yard run. McNairy had one solid opportunity to break the shutout, getting a kick return and penalty to the CCHS nine-yard line. But four plays later they missed a 30-yard field goal. Sheffield’s final twoyard run late in the game accounted for the final 350 score. Unofficially, CCHS rushed for 262 yards and did not turn the ball over. McNairy had only 118 total yards, and gave away one fumble, plus two interceptions – the first grabbed by Colton Hearn in the second quarter, and the last by Tristan McCalmon in the end zone as the contest came to a close.

Chester County High Girls’ Volleyball Date Oct. 4

Opponent Madison Academic

Time 5:00

Location Eagle Gym

Chester County Junior High Football Date Opponent Location Oct. 4 Selmer Selmer Junior Varsity games before each contest at 5:30 p.m.

Time 6:30

Chester County High Freshman/Junior Varsity Football Date Opponent Location Oct. 8 Bolivar Cent. (JV) Henderson Oct. 15 McNairy (JV/Fr) Henderson

Time 6:00 6:00

Chester County High Girls’ Soccer Date Oct. 4 Oct. 9

Opponent Liberty Tech Fayette Acad.

Time 4:30 6:00

Location Henderson Somerville

Chester County High Football Date Opponent Oct. 5 Lexington * Oct. 12 Liberty Tech Oct. 19 South Side Oct. 26 Fayette-Ware * Homecoming All games begin at 7 p.m.

Location Eagle Stadium Jackson Eagle Stadium Somerville

Freed-Hardeman Volleyball Date Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 23

Time 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00

Opponent Location Cumberland Henderson Trevecca Naz. Nashville Bethel McKenzie Mid-Continent Henderson Martin Methodist Henderson Boneyard Brawl, Oct. 26-27 Oct. 26 3:00 Ind. Wesleyan Georgetown, Ky. 7:00 Taylor Georgetown, Ky. Oct. 27 11:00 Georgetown Georgetown, Ky. 1:30 Indiana East Georgetown, Ky.

Freed-Hardeman Women's Soccer Date Oct. 9 Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Oct. 19 Oct. 27

Time 5:00 1:00 5:00 7:00 7:00

Opponent Union Bethel Martin Methodist Trevecca Nazarene Williams Woods

Location Jackson McKenzie Henderson Henderson Henderson

Freed-Hardeman Mens’ Soccer Date Oct. 4 Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 27 Oct. 30

Time 7:00 3:00 7:00 2:00 5:00 7:00

Opponent Bethel Bethel Martin Methodist Mid-Continent Oakland City Mid-Continent

Location Henderson McKenzie Henderson Mayfield, Ky. Henderson Henderson

Freed-Hardeman Fall Golf Schedule Date Opponent Oct. 8-9 Trevecca Fall Inv. * Oct. 29-30 Redhawk Fall Inv. Nov. 5-6 Union Fall Inv. ** * Women only; ** Men only

Location Old Hickory Lawrenceburg Jackson

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Lady Lion soccer falls on road to Rhodes College NCAA Division III Rhodes College scored in each half, sending the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions to a 2-0 defeat on Sunday afternoon in Memphis. Rhodes (6-3-1) got goals in the 16th and 51st minutes while controlling the run of play. The Lynx held a 24-1 edge in shots against a Lady Lion team that has been depleted by injuries and played without two starters, Alyssa Resmini and

Morgan Walls. Abbey Adkins stopped 12 shots in goal for Freed-Hardeman (3-5-2). FHU returns to action on Thursday, Oct. 4, hosting Bethel University at 5 p.m.

Efraim leads No. 15 RedHawks The 15th-ranked Martin Methodist RedHawks powered by FHU 7-0 on Sept. 25 at Pulaski. MMC scored four times in the first half and added three more in the

second, out-shooting FHU 31-1 in the process. Adkins had a busy night, stopping 14 of the 21 shots that Martin Methodist took on frame. The RedHawks (6-3, 1-0) struck early, getting a goal in the second minute from Mor Efraim for the first of her four scores. MMC blew the match open midway through the first half with three goals in a threeminute span.

Late goal lifts Rhodes over Freed-Hardeman soccer Zack Karian's goal in the 88th minute lifted NCAA Division III Rhodes College to a 2-1 win over the FreedHardeman Lions on a rainy Sunday afternoon in Memphis. FHU (4-7) controlled the match in the first 45 minutes, keeping Rhodes shotless and holding a 1-0 lead at the break on a Matthew Milone goal assisted by Christopher Campbell. The Lynx, however, adjusted in the second half and had 10 chances to six for Freed-Hardeman. The first goal came just 54 seconds into the second half when Josh Bennett

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Lex asserted Chester County head coach Michael Hodum. “They are good on both sides of the ball. I think they are better defensively than last year. They are good at every position – no weaknesses. “(But) playing the underdog role can be good sometimes. If you play as hard as you can, you give yourself a chance,” said Hodum. “Don’t worry about (your opponent), worry about yourself.” Other district 14-AA games include Liberty Tech and South Side, each 2-1 in the district; coleader Jackson-Central Merry hosting McNairy; and winless Bolivar Central and Fayette-Ware each hoping for their first victory.

scored on a rebound of a shot by James Cruther. The Lions out-shot Rhodes for the match, 1110. Zach Johnson had five saves for FHU. It was the fourth straight loss for FreedHardeman, all of which have been by one goal. The path gets no easier as the Lions host No. 11 Bethel University on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Chester County McNairy Central

Age 15-19 1 Zach Barrett 2 Ben Melton Age 20-24 1 Cody Cloud 2 Job Huckaby Age 25-29 1 Adrian Martin 2 Will Mantlo 3 Daryl McCaskill Age 30-34 1 Brent Hudson 2 Derald Swain 3 Owen Martin Age 35-39 1 Jacob Mitchell 2 Michael Barnes 3 Jason Bramblett Age 40-44 1 Scott Miskelly 2 Tony Allen 3 Dexel Burns Age 45-49 1 Pedro Ventura 2 Tim Burns 3 Wade Bailey Age 55-59 1 Joe Burton 2 Tony Holland 3 James A. Webb Female overall winner –

0 – 21 – 7 – 7 = 35 0– 0–0–0= 0

Unofficial Statistics: CC MC First Downs 11 6 Rushing (atts., yds.) 34-262 32-101 Passing (comp. Atts., int., yds.) 2-4-0=16 2-15-2=17 Penalties, yards 9-64 5-35 Fumbles, lost 0-0 3-1 Punts, average 5-30.8 4-24 Scoring Summary: First quarter: None. Second quarter: (4:31) CC – Skylar Sheffield 5 run (Brennan Conaway kick), [7-0]. (3:01) CC – Matthew Butler 57 run (Conaway kick), [14-0]. (2:04) CC – Sheffield 2 run (Conaway kick), [21-0]. Third quarter: (10:21) CC – Tyler Seagraves 25 run (Conaway kick), [280]. Fourth quarter: (5:16) CC – Sheffield 2 run (Conaway kick), [35-0]. Unofficial Statistical Leaders: Rushing – CC – Seagraves 18-121, Butler 4-83. MC – Jerrett Mood 23-67. Passing – CC – Sam Kesler 2-4-0=16. MC – Issac Cagle 2-15-2=17. Receiving – CC – Trannard Cobb 1 -6; Murley 1-10.

Saturday Sept. 29, Henderson

Age 14 and under 1 Ryan Stanfill 2 Ben Brown 3 Evan Allen

Jermaine Steele's early goal proved to be enough for the Martin Methodist RedHawks, as they narrowly edged the FreedHardeman Lions 1-0 Sept. 25 in Pulaski. Steele scored what turned out to be the match's only goal in the 11th minute off a feed from Daniel Dunleavy. FHU's last good chance

to tie came in the 70th minute on a shot by Lucas Alonso, but it was blocked by Dunleavy. MMC (7-1, 1-0) outshot the Lions, 23-3, and held a 14-2 edge in shots on goal. Johnson stopped a careerhigh 13 shots. Stefano Basso took both of FreedHardeman's shots on frame but both were stopped by RedHawk keeper Stephen Lunney.

High School Football Sept. 28 at Don Whitaker Stadium Selmer

Pig Trot 5K Race and Fun Walk Male overall winner – Terry Taylor Male Masters winner – Bill Greer Male Grand Masters – John Dawson

Early goal holds up for Hawks

Cami Melaro Female Masters winner – Judy Harris Female Grand Masters – Hope Shull Age 14 and under 1 Kristen Burkeen 2 Sophia Thomas Age 15-19 1 Darby Miskelly 2 Cameron Greer Age 20-24 1 Hayley England 2 Kodi Beck 3 Stacey O’Neal Age 25-29 1 Shasta Pickens 2 Ashley McCaskill Age 30-34 1 Staci Thomas

District 14-AA Football Through Sept. 28 Team 1. Lexington 1. Jackson C. Merry 3. Chester County 3. South Side 3. Liberty Tech 6. McNairy Central 6. Fayette-Ware 6. Bolivar Central

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

2 Toni Austin Age 35-39 1 Shelly Hutson 2 Allison Heath 3 Melissa Allen Age 40-44 1 Cathy Whitehead 2 Lee Pipkin 3 Donna Loper

Age 45-49 1 Melanie Johnson Age 50-54 1 Sharon Keen Age 60 and above 1 Jane Moore 2 Janice Keen 3 Jane Rowlett

All 5-1 4-2 3-3 2-4 2-4 0-6 0-6 0-6


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Junior Eagles tear-apart Trinity during Homecoming Chester County Junior High had little trouble evening its football record at 4-4 as it disposed of Trinity Christian Academy 38-8 Thursday at Eagle Stadium. CCJHS celebrated its Homecoming that night with all the usual pomp and circumstance. Derek Jarrett scored early in the first period for Chester County on a 32yard run, and Cody Compton added the twopoints after. Peyton Lynch then caught a 33-yard pass to increase the lead to 14-

0. In the second period, Colby Farley added to the lead with a 22-yard run. TCA then scored its line touchdown, a 42-yard pass to Simmons. But Compton added another CCJHS score just before intermission, with Riley Doles running for the two-point play. Jarrett’s 33-yard run as the third period drew to a close completed the scoring. CCJHS completes its season tonight, Thursday, traveling to Selmer.

CCJHS Homecoming Queen Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Skylar Nash is the Chester County Junior High Homecoming Queen for 2012. She was awarded the prestigious title during ceremonies prior to the CCJHS football game last Thursday. Her escort is Ryan Hodges.

Chester County Junior High Homecoming Photo by James A. Webb, Independent Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Peyton Lynch hauls in a pass to complete a 33-yard scoring play for Chester County.

Chester County Junior High celebrated Homecoming last week and these students were members of the royalty. From left are Gregory Wooley, Hannah Frank, Evan Cox, Whitley Lovelace, Kason Emison, Hanna Hopper, Skylar Nash, Ryan Hodges, Rheanna Colbert, Grant Burns, Mackenzie Moore, and Seth Frye.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Chester County Junior High cheerleaders put on a show for the fans during halftime at the Homecoming football contest Thursday at Eagle Stadium.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

CCJHS defenders gang up to bring down a Trinity ball-carrier.

Courtesy photo

Near unanimous participation from Chester County Junior High students produced a “white out” during a pep rally for the Junior Eagles prior to their Homecoming football game last Thursday.


CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, October 4, 2012 CHESTER COUNTY SCHOOLS FUND RAISERS For School Year 2012-2013 Approved by Principals and Director of Schools EAST CHESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO – Box Tops for Education August – May PTO – Yankee Candle/Christmas October 23- November 6 PTO - Fall Festival November 3 PTO - Santa Shop December 3-7 PTO - Animal Land March 7 PTO – Los Portales Cards April 1 - 30 School Pictures, Fall, Grandparents, Spring, Cap & Gown September, March Computers for Education February 4 - 8 JACKS CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Fall School Pictures PSO – Fall Festival/Scholastic Book Fair Spring School Pictures PSO – Meals/Family Events WEST CHESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Fall School Pictures PTO - Fall Festival Computers for Education Catalog Sales Spring School Pictures

Fall November Spring Fall-Spring

November 7 January 7-10 February 25 - March 11

Box Tops for Education CHESTER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL PTS – School Partner Book Sale PTS -Pancake Breakfast Library - Bookfair PTS -Pageant

October 2 – November 7 January 26 January 28 - February 8 February 9

CHESTER COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Football September 28-29 Student Council –Jr. Miss Henderson Pageant December Eagles Nest – Christmas Meal & Show December 7 Football - Onion Sales March-April Courtesy Club – Walkathon March Student Health Council – Parent/Student Basketball/Volleyball Games CHESTER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Junior Class – Homecoming T-shirt sales Fall Band – Football game concessions August- October Band- Car Wash Fall Senior Class – Homecoming spirit items October 1-5 Senior Class – Cupcake Night October 4 Yearbook – Baby Page sales August - October Yearbook - Ad Sales August – October Yearbook - Fall Pics August - September Yearbook – Yearbook Sales August - December Student Council –Homecoming Parade Fall HOSA – Candle Sales September FBLA- Food sales at Break September 24 – October 8 National Honor Society – Homecoming spirit chain October Girls Soccer – Pageant October 6 Girls Basketball – Boosters October 1- November 30 Student Council – Miss Henderson Pageant October FBLA - Catalog Sales Fall FFA – Fruit sales November Softball – Sign sale Fall CCHS SPED – fleece blanket sales Fall/Winter Band- Car Wash Fall Freshman Class -Pageant December Freshman Class -Parents night out – babysitting 3 dates Band Boosters - Expo December 1 Band Boosters – Car Wash April 13 Softball/Golf - Golf Tournament Spring 2013 FTA – Sales - Sausage & Biscuits All Year Student Council - Basketball Homecoming T-shirts January Student Council - Valentine’s Day Sales February Girls Basketball – Strawberry Sales January-February FCCLA – Womanless Beauty pageant February FBLA Pizza Card Sale February 4-19 Mu Alpha Theta - Compatibility Match February 1 – 15 CCHS Yearbook – Spring Pictures March Boys Soccer – 5K Run March Band - Brochure sales March Band Boosters – Car Wash April 13 FBLA - Car Wash April 20 Quarterback Club- Golf Tournament May 24 Boys Basketball – Saturday Camp Boys Basketball – Faculty vs. Student Project Graduation Winter Pageant Snookum’s Dinner Baked Goods Sales Dwain Seaton Pork Chops

Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester Elementary, Jacks Creek Elementary, and West Chester Elementary Schools and Chester County Middle School *Milk choice offered daily Monday, October 8 Chicken rings or Fish/bun Black-eyed peas Mashed potatoes Salad, roll, peaches

Friday, October 12 School dismissed Parent-Teacher conferences 8-11 a.m.

Chester County Junior High School *Cereal, fruit, milk choice offered daily Monday, October 8 Chicken rings or Fish/bun Black-eyed peas Mashed potatoes Salad, roll, peaches Tuesday, October 9 Taco or Turkey sandwich Brown beans, fiesta rice Glazed sweet potatoes Trimmings Applesauce or oranges

Tuesday, October 9 Taco or Turkey sandwich Brown beans, fiesta rice Glazed sweet potatoes Trimmings Applesauce or oranges

Wednesday, October 10 Pizza or tuna sandwich California blend Corn, salad Strawberries or other fruit

Wednesday, October 10 Pizza or tuna sandwich Broccoli/cheese Corn, salad Strawberries or other fruit

Thursday, October 11 Hotdog or Ham/cheese Nacho doritos Baby carrots Apple or orange

Thursday, October 11 Hotdog or Ham/cheese Nacho doritos Baby carrots Apple or orange

Friday, October 12 School dismissed Parent-Teacher conferences 8-11 a.m.

Chester County High School

By Carrie Sells This week is designated as National Fire Prevention and Safety Week. Firefighters from the local fire department will be visiting the school. Our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Brandi, will discuss safety rules with the students. They will also learn to recite emergency contact information, identify firefighters as helpers in the community, identify resources in the home and community, know when, where, and how to seek help, discuss how rules keep us safe, recognize situations that should be reported to trusted adults, and discuss substances and circumstances that can be hazardous. We take these lessons seriously at East Chester and Mrs. Brandi does an excellent job teaching our students. On Friday, Coach Jason Shelton and three of his basketball players from FHU (Jonathan, Michael and Greg), came and talked with our third grade boys about respect. Coach Shelton and his players discussed the importance of respecting our teachers, parents, other family members, each other, and ourselves. Our third grade boys listened tentatively and got to ask the players questions afterward. We’ve looking forward to visiting with Coach Jonathan Estes and his baseball players this week! Kindergarten is studying the letter Ww and the color orange. They are learning about worms and pumpkins. They had fun reading “Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater.” They are also learning to add and subtract numbers up to five. First graders are working hard on learning addition and subtraction facts, as well

*Cereal, fruit choice, fruit juice, and milk choice offered daily Also, Stuffed crust pizza served as pizza choice each day Monday, October 8 Popcorn chicken/roll 2 lines Pizza/salad Salad box (Tuna) Mashed potatoes Squash casserole Black-eyed peas Salad, pineapple Tuesday, October 9 Lasagna/meat sauce Baked chicken/bun/salad Salad box (Ham) Green beans, slaw Glazed sweet potatoes Fresh vegetables/dip Mixed fruit Wednesday, October 10 Chicken fajita Pizza/salad Salad box (ham) Brown beans Fiesta rice, trimmings Mixed fruit Thursday, October 11 Baked potato bar Salad Pizza/salad/fruit Grilled chicken/bun Broccoli/cheese Tiny whole potatoes Corn, salad, strawberries Friday, October 12 School dismissed Parent-Teacher conferences 8-11 a.m.

as counting and writing to 120. They are learning to write sentences correctly and to read with fluency. Second graders have been working on place value in math. They are using tens and ones models to help them read and write numbers, compare and order numbers, find even and odd numbers, and find number patterns on a hundreds chart. Third graders are studying simile, metaphor, and alliteration. They have had a lot fun saying tongue twisters! They are also learning multiplication for the first time. Everyone enjoyed a popcorn party provided by PTO for earning at least 100 percent membership during the membership drive. We appreciate all of the parents and students who worked hard to collect PTO memberships. We had several parent volunteers on Friday who spent a good part of the day popping popcorn and distributing it to all of the classrooms. We sure do love our PTO! We appreciate everyone who was involved in making this a success. We also want to thank you for helping us make a profit of $2,755 with our Little Caesar’s Pizza Fundraiser. That’s a lot of pizzas and pizza kits sold! I guess we know what you’ll be eating for supper! Mrs. Kim was pleased to announce that percentage rates went up at every grade level in reading and math on our STAR test last week! Our boys and girls have really been putting forth a great effort in the computer lab on these tests. We took the reading and math nine week assessment tests this week. Mrs. Kim is compiling reports from each of these tests for the teachers to present to the parents during Parent Teacher Conferences on Oct. 11 and 12. If you somehow missed getting an opportunity to sign up for a time to see your child’s teacher on one of those days, please send a note to that teacher telling them you would like to schedule a conference time. We have appointments available in fifteen minute time slots on Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. And Friday from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. These conferences are very important. Please make plans to attend. Fall Break is Oct. 15 – 19. We wish you a safe and happy one. When students return on Oct. 22, it will be Red Ribbon Week. Students will be making a class banner to go along with their grade level theme and all students will enjoy dressing up to reinforce the importance of making healthy choices and staying drug, alcohol, and tobacco free! A note will come home soon about Red Ribbon Week and the dress up days. The P.E. unit this week is striking. Students are striking with bats and paddles. They are hitting balls off a tee with a bat. They are also hitting a balloon with a paddle over a net. Third grade is learning how to use the digital catalog for our library. They practiced looking up books on the computer that are available for checkout by title, subject, and author. They are also learning how to locate these books on the shelves. They learned that they have the capability of looking up books available in our library anywhere that has Internet. Second grade continued locating biographies on the shelves. They listened and discussed a biography titled “John F. Kennedy.” First graders read a story about owls and learned how to locate bird nonfiction books on the shelves. Kindergarteners and prekindergarteners read books about autumn.

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Board of Education gets flag from Woodmen

Woodmen of the World Lodge 40 recently presented an American flag to the Chester County Board of Education. Presentation was made by Woodmen representative Gayle Parrish, right. At left is maintenance supervisor Merle Johnson, along with Hunt Pipkin in front, the grandson of Director of Schools Cherrie Pipkin. Woodmen lodges present more than 100,000 flags annually to schools, churches, fire stations and other non-profit agencies and organizations throughout the nation.

FHU invites prospective students to campus Prospective students are invited to visit the Freed-Hardeman University campus Monday, Oct. 8, for the first in a series of Maroon and Gold Days. High school juniors and seniors and their parents will have the opportunity to tour the campus, visit classes, meet with current students, lunch with the faculty and learn more about financial aid. Attendees will check in at the Brown-Kopel Business Center lobby between 9 and 10 a.m. for breakfast. They will go to chapel in Loyd

By Amber Murley This past week at Jacks Creek Elementary, the kindergarten classes read “The Very Busy Spider,” by Eric Carle. They did a mini-unit about spiders. In math, they continued with “putting together” objects (adding), shapes and numbers/number words 0-5. Some of our second graders enjoyed learning about ants during their “Read Well” time. Some of the amazing ants facts were that ants live and work together in communities called colonies and that thousands of ants may live in one colony. Their nest is like an underground apartment building with many rooms and these rooms are called chambers. Among these chambers are storerooms for food, nurseries for baby ants, rooms for resting and rooms for trash. The queen ant has her own chamber. The students as well as Ms. Nancy and Ms. Vicki were very intrigued by these facts. Second graders also worked with statement and question sentences in English and place value, number words and comparing numbers in math. Ms. Nancy and Ms. Vicki are so very proud of their

Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. The remainder of the day will be filled with informational sessions. Guests are also invited to attend an improvisational theatre workshop with actor, writer and comedic songstress Sara Cravens at 3:30 p.m. and her performance at 7 p.m. in “A Night of Funny.” Prospective students may register online at fhu.edu/maroonandgold. All events of the day are free. Other Maroon and Gold Days are planned for Nov. 9, Feb. 18 and April 12. boys and girls who worked hard and did their best on their STAR test! Great job boys and girls!! In Ms. Hayley’s class, students were learning about the different types of figurative language. Students learned about similes, metaphors, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and personification. When practicing enhancing our sentences using onomatopoeia, Ryan White and Dylan Polk made it on the “Spotlight on Good Writing” wall for their neat writing and perfect sentences! We have also been learning about how organisms with similar needs compete with one another for resources. We played a game of musical chairs to show that when you take away a chair, you have to compete just like the animals have to compete for resources. Ms. Hayley wants to say Thank You to all of her students who tried hard and did their very best on STAR testing this week! Good Job! The first nine-weeks ends Wednesday, Oct. 3 and report cards will go home on Thursday, Oct. 11. Parent-Teacher Conference forms will be going home on Oct. 4. Please be sure to fill out this form and return it to your child’s teacher as soon as you can in order to get your preferred time with your child’s teacher. Conferences will take place Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. We hope to see you!


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All decked out

By Melissa Kinard

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Phoebe Weinman and the other Chester County band members were all decked out in the best uniforms when Chester County took on their rivals at Selmer last Friday. First class attire is expected again this Friday when CCHS hosts Lexington in the annual Homecoming game at Eagle Stadium in Henderson.

By Lisa Hardy The West Chester teachers enjoyed an afternoon away from class to preview a wonderful math program called Rainbow Math. It is a program that the county will be ordering for our schools to help the students learn to be more fluent in their math facts. We are all so excited about this new opportunity to help our children. First grade students have been busy working on short vowels, realism and fantasy, and subtraction. The students have enjoyed beginning to learn about Rainbow Math. They read the story “Get the Egg!,” worked on phonics words with the

short e, and worked on initial blends. In Math they finished up graphing and we have started subtraction. Parents are encouraged to work on math facts at home and do the Read Well homework that comes home at night. First graders are also looking forward to their annual fall field trip to Falcon Ridge Farm. Mrs. Brandi Welch’s guidance classes will be learning about fire safety and prevention this month. The WCES students are looking forward to a visit from the fire department. Kindergarten is also looking forward to a field trip this week. They will be going to Circle Y in Corinth, MS. Second grade has been learning about community helpers and animal helpers as well. Our parent teacher conferences begin next week and will be followed by fall break! Have a great week!

“Oedipus the King” on Monday The Chester County High School Theatre II class will be presenting a free showing of Sophocle’s play, “Oedipus the King”, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 in Room 25 at Chester

County High School. Donations will be accepted to help theatre students attend the Tennessee Theatre Association One Act Festival on Oct. 24-25 in Maryville.

Mrs. Kinard is asking students to use their typing skills every time they are at the computer. Some students have asked about websites that will allow them to practice typing at home. There is an abundance of free programs on the Internet. Some programs are completely online while others will need you to download a program. Several different programs can be seen at http://www.educational-

freeware.com/categorytyping.aspx. Oct. 10-11, Students get the flu shots. This would be the best time for your kids to get the shot. All they need is a copy of their insurance card. Dates to remember: Oct. 2 PTS Meeting and Parent Involvement 6 p.m.; Oct. 3 - Nov. 7 School Partner book Sale; Oct. 11 and 12 Parent Teacher Conferences; Oct. 15-19 Fall Break; and Oct. 26 Up N Jumpin for your school (Costume Party). Report cards will be sent home Thursday Oct. 11. If your child has been absent, you will need to make sure that all assignments are completed before Oct. 7 to insure that the grades on the report card are a true reflection of your child’s work.

Actor, writer, comedic songstress to visit FHU Freed-Hardeman University Theatre will host Sara Cravens, actor, writer and comedic songstress, on campus Oct. 8. She will conduct an improvisational theatre workshop 3:30-5 p.m. and perform at 7 p.m. in Loyd Auditorium in “A Night of Funny.” Cravens performs and teaches at Groundlings, a professional school of comedy. The historic comedy institution, established in 1978, has a legacy of great performers including Jon Lovitz, Kathy Griffin, Lisa Kudrow, Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig. Now based in Los Angeles, Cravens grew up in Cookeville and frequently attended MidSouth Youth Camp and FHU’s Horizons. In addi-

tion to her career, she has created improv programs for several children’s organizations. C r a v e n s created/wrote/starred in a two-woman show called “Freak Like Tennessee” that sold out its entire run, including the Comedy Central stage in Los Angeles and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. Cravens has also done voice over work in animations and commercials. She can currently be seen in CVS commercials. “A Night of Funny” will also include an appearance by You Tube sensation Kid President and a performance by Brad Montague. The public is invited to attend; admission is free.

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By Ally Rogers Homecoming week at the Junior High was a lot of fun for everyone! The sixth graders won the spirit competition for the week by having higher percentages during dress up days and at participation during the pep rally! They will be rewarded soon by Coach Eads. At the ballgame, it was announced that our Queen is Skye Nash. All of the girls and their escorts looked radiant. The JV and Varsity Eagle football teams concluded the Homecoming activities when both defeated Trinity Christian Academy with big wins. Congratulations! The JV and Varsity teams will play Selmer Middle at Selmer on Oct. 4 in their last game of the season. Maybe you can travel down to see them for the last game and cheer them on to a victory. The CCJHS girls’ soccer team fell short in the district tournament during the first game against Jackson Christian School. They played extremely well and have had an excellent year with some record breaking stats. Good job girls and coaches on a wonderful soccer season! Our Eagles Nest support drive class winners were announced this

week. Mrs. Mitchell’s first period, Mrs. Croom’s first period and Mrs. Bradford’s first period classes all brought in the highest amount of funds for each grade. They are getting a jeans day and each teacher has picked the day of their choice. A representative from Balfour rings will be here Friday during lunch to collect the $40 deposit from students wishing to purchase eighth grade rings. He came and spoke to the sixth and seventh grade students and each of them received a packet of information about the rings. On Wednesday, Mrs. Nancy Canada form the Chester County Library will be here to meet with any of our students who wish to join the Teen Book Club. They will have their first meeting on Oct. 25 and it will be held after school. Yearbooks are now on sale and can be ordered by going to our Chester County Schools website and clicking the link for Junior High and then the link for yearbook. These are valued keepsakes that you will want to make sure you don’t miss out on! If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Marilyn Davis. Mark your calendar for the following important dates: Oct. 3, First nine weeks ends; Oct. 5, Star Assessments; Oct. 10, Fall Picture re-takes and Who’s Who, Club and Sport pictures; Oct. 11, Report Cards and Parent Teacher Conferences 5 – 8 p.m.; Oct. 12, Parent Teacher Conferences 8 11 a.m.; Oct. 15 - 19 Fall Break!

Bethel University offers new associate degree In order to recognize the growing demand for skillspecific degrees, Bethel University’s new School of University Studies will immediately begin accepting applications for the rollout of their new Associate Degree Program with classes beginning in January 2013. These classes include the Associate of Science in Accounting, the

Associate of Science in Information Technology, and the Associate of Arts in General Studies (for those who are undecided on a major). The interesting design of the program makes it unique for any potential student to choose from three different learning options based on their current weekly schedule. Laptops will be provided

with tuition to all new students, reducing the need to purchase a big-ticket item on the front end. For the Associate degree program, “The traditional learning option … the hybrid option … and the Online-Non-Traditional options … are available,” Norwood said. For more information about the new Bethel

Associate Degree, please v i s i t www.bethelu.edu/associates or call John Norwood at (731) 415-6508. Bethel University is headquartered in McKenzie, and is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For more information about Bethel University, go to www.bethelu.edu.

The Sea Turtle Rescue, Chapter 9

To the water By Eric Douglas (Last week’s segment ended with: Nathan offered to bring the picnicgoers to the research center for a tour so they could see the turtle and learn more about the nest and what was going on. But most importantly, the nest and eggs were going to be safe.) The kids had been back in school for about a month, and tomorrow would be the first day of fall. The kids had watched the sea turtle nest site for several days, but the eggs hadn’t shown any sign of hatching. They were growing concerned that something had happened to the eggs that first night and that they weren’t going to hatch. Jayne and Marie’s parents told them to be patient. A full moon was rising out over the water and all the lights on the houses facing the beach were turned down or off. They did that so the baby turtles wouldn’t get confused and crawl away from the water, heading toward

the lights instead of the moon. The girls’ parents took them down to the beach to watch. It was a school night, but their parents made an exception to their bedtime for this special event. It took a while and Marie was the only one who was patient enough to see the first baby turtle

break through the sand. The little turtle saw the full moon and followed it straight to the water. Before long, more and more hatchlings followed the first and crawled toward the water. “Daddy, look at them,” Marie said, holding her father’s hand.

“They are so tiny.” “I’ve counted 30 so far, and they just keep coming out of the sand,” Jayne exclaimed. “This is so cool.” In case the babies hatched, the girls had spent time before the sun set smoothing out the sand that led to the water. Sand castles and tire tracks can trap hatchlings and keep them from making it to the water. They were also making sure the birds stayed away while the babies crossed the sand. “Do you think they’ll make it Mommy? Will they live?” Marie asked, wiping a tear off her cheek. “Some of them will sweetie. Not all of them, but a few. You guys have helped them out a lot by protecting them this far and making sure they made it to the water safely. It’s up to Mother Nature now,” her mother said. “Well, I’ll be waiting for them to come back,” Marie said. “Then I can help them again when

they build their own nests.” “We all will,” her mother said. ***** While Marie was more excited about the birth of the baby turtles, every day after school Jayne checked on Mother, the turtle they had rescued. The kids had decided to name her Mother since she did so much to make sure her babies were safe. Jayne talked to Mother and told her to get better soon. Mother made rapid progress. The next spring, when she was healthy, the family joined a group of other volunteers on the research center’s boat to release her into the ocean. Mother had put on weight in the clinic and weighed more than 300 pounds—back to her normal weight. “Friends, this is a special day for the research center and my family. We had only been here a week when we found this turtle; now she is ready to return to the ocean and continue living her life. As we

Photo by Sammye Sanford

release her back into the waves we must remember to protect these wonderful animals both when they are in the ocean and when they are on the beaches,” Jayne’s father said. “Now, my oldest daughter, Jayne, will do the honors of releasing the turtle back into the ocean.” The turtle was swinging from a winch above the deck of the boat. Jayne’s father pushed the animal out over the water while Jayne untied the rope that held it in place. With a gentle splash, the turtle

dropped the last foot into the water and immediately began to push clear of the ropes. Jayne ran to the edge of the boat and waved. “Bye, Mother! Good luck and I hope you find your babies,” she shouted over the cheering of the volunteers. For a moment, the sea turtle seemed to pause and look at her, as if she recognized Jayne’s voice. Then, with a powerful flip of her fins, the animal dove beneath the waves. THE END


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FOR SALE FOR SALE – NO CREDIT CHECK and No Restrictions. Land and Lots in Chester County. 731-989-4859 or 901-826-8978. 7 Days a Week (30 Years in Business). (TFC) WANTED – 3 Nanny’s, One Billy That Has Horns Now, Delivered. Jack and Jenny. 731-989-9324 After 3:00. (22P) FOR SALE – Plaid Sleeper Sofa, $250. Double Stroller, $65. Call 989-3704. (22P) FOR SALE – Firewood, $75 / Pickup Truck Load, Can Deliver for a Fee. 1979 GMC Single Axle Dump Truck, Dump Works, Good Motor & Transmission, and Two Speed Axle Works Good, Very Ugly Cab, $2,500 OBO. 1996 Ford F250, High Miles, Runs Great, $3,000 OBO. Call 9895065. (23P)

FOR SALE ~ 7.65 Wooded Acres Near Chickasaw. Asking $20,000 OBO. Call 901-326-8245 or 901326-9771. (22P) NISSAN’S COLLEGE GRADUATE Program!! Available to Recent and Upcoming Graduates Only. Special No-Haggle Pricing, Plus All Rebates! Call VPP Coordinator, Todd Hardin at 731-402-1604. (23P) LAND FOR SALE – 5 Acres in Mifflin Area. Call 983-2766. (TFC) FOR SALE – 2002 Red Mustang. 66,000 Miles. $5,200. Call 9830243, 7:30 - 4:30, Monday -

VOTED BEST OF SHOW —Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath $44,500. All Homes Delivered & Setup on your Lot with Central Air. Hurry! Limited number at these prices. CLAYTON HOMES SUPERCENTER OF CORINTH. Hwy 72 West —- ¼ Mile West of Hospital. (TFC)

Old Jacks Creek Rd. $400 / Month. $400 Deposit. Call 414469-0629. (22P)

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HELP WANTED

FOR RENT – 2 bedroom mobile home. $295 / month (includes water). 1825 Sand Mountain Road. United Country Action Realty 989-7488. (TFC)

HOMES FOR SALE Friday. (22P) ANNIVERSARY SALE Who said you couldn’t buy a new home in the 20’s anymore! New, 2 Bedroom Homes Starting at $25,950. New, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Homes Starting at $29,950.

Farmland to Rent for Row Crops. 731-571-7699 or 731-234-6097. (25P)

(TFC) HELP NEEDED Painting and Mowing Grass with Tractor. Call

FOR RENT 989-1069. (22P) WANTED ~ Large Tracts of

FOR RENT – 645 Old Finger Rd. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1 CCP. $585 / Month. $0 Deposit. No Lease. 608-1953. (22P)

HOUSE FOR RENT – 4 BR, 2 BA, Quiet Neighborhood, No Inside Pets, $700 / Month Plus Deposit. Available Nov. 1. Call 608-0216. (22P) FOR RENT – 3 BR House. 2395

FOR RENT – 2 bedroom house, CHA, oak cabinets, washer, dryer. $395 / month. 367 University. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2-bedroom, 1-bath townhouse, $390 a month, $150 deposit. 467-0226. (TFC) FOR RENT – Mobile Homes in Jacks Creek Area, Nice Community. No Pets. Senior Discount. Call 989-4227. (TFC) FOR RENT – 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,800 sq. ft. mobile home. 1405 Pleasant Springs. $595 / month. United Country Real Estate. 989-

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7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – Commercial Building, 117 W. Main St. 3900 sq. ft. plus basement. $1,500. Will divide. United Country Action Realty. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 1 BR Apartment, Pleasant Area, No Pets. $345 / Month. $345 Deposit. Call 8799119. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 BR, 1 BA Duplex, Excellent Condition, 1 Year Lease, No Pets. 983-2766. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 bedroom house, garage, appliances, fenced yard, near Chickasaw. 180 Taylor Trail. $550 / month. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 bedroom brick home. 11755 Hwy. 100 East. $425 / month. United Country


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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, October 4, 2012

Public Notices Notice Cause No. 183254-1 In The Chancery Court for Knox County, Tennessee Adoption of William Brady Shadrick, DOB: November 16, 2004 (Birth Mother: Eva Victoria Shadrick) By: John David Piacitelli and Lisa Denette Piacitelli, Petitioners, Vs. Larry Neal York Jr., Respondent. In this cause, it appearing from the Order of Publication, that the Respondent, Larry Neal York Jr’s, residence is unknown and cannot be ascertained upon diligent inquiry, it is ordered that publication be made for four successive weeks, in the Chester County Independent, Henderson, Tennessee, notifying Respondent, Larry Neal York, Jr., to file an answer with this court and sending a copy to Petitioners’ attorney, Dawn Coppock, whose address is P.O. Box 388, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871, within 30 days from the last date of publication, exclusive of the last date of publication, or a judgment by default may be entered and the cause set for hearing on December 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., ex parte as to said Respondent. Failure to appear may result in the termination of Respondent’s parental rights. This 19th day of September, 2012. Howard G. Hogan Clerk and Master

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on October 30, 2012 at 12:00PM local time, at the south door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Michael Rhodes and Sherri M. Rhodes, husband and wife, to John Clark, Trustee, on January 26, 2009 at Record Book 324, Page 433; all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: CitiMortgage, Inc. 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 Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Record Book 324, Page 433; in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 025 000617 000 Current Owner(s) of Property: Michael Rhodes and wife, Sherri Rhodes The street address of the above described property is believed to be 520 Guy McAdams Road, Henderson, Tennessee 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 referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. 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. 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. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-038902

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 25, 2008, executed by ROY E. HEMBY SR. AND RHODA M HEMBY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AND ROY HEMBY JR., A SINGLE PERSON, conveying certain real property therein described to ADVANCED TITLE & ESCROW, LLC. as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, on April 8, 2008, as Instrument No. 32107, in Book 313, at Page 503; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose(“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law

by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on October 18, 2012, 11:00 AM at the Chester County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, TN, 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 A STAKE IN THE NORTHERN MARGIN OF PLUNK ROAD AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF ELMO LOFTON; RUNS THENCE WITH THE WESTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF ELMO LOFTON NORTH 13 DEGREES AND 24 MINUTES WEST 249 FEET TO A STAKE; RUNS THENCE SOUTH 64 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 106 FEET TO A STAKE; RUNS THENCE SOUTH 13 DEGREES AND 24 MINUTES EAST 249 FEET TO A STAKE; RUNS THENCE NORTH 74 DEGREES AND 18 MINUTES WEST WITH THE NORTHERN MARGIN OF PLUNK ROAD 105 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. PARCEL# 033H A 00600 000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 840 WOODLAND DRIVE, HENDERSON, TN 38340. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): ROY E. HEMBY SR. AKA ROY HEMBY JR. and RHODA M. HEMBY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; 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 to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded 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. 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 Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 12-0058417 FEI # 1006.168335

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 5, 2003, executed by RONALD BLACKWELL, AND, JENNIFER BLACKWELL, HIS WIFE, conveying certain real property therein described to DIXIE WITH ARNOLD M. WEISS, ATTORNEY as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, on December 10, 2003, as Instrument No. 17519, in Book 244, at Page 402; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-2, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose(“Notice”) was given

in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on October 18, 2012, 11:00 AM at the Chester County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, TN, 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: LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE SIXTH CIVIL DISTRICT OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: LEGAL DESCRIPTION EXHIBIT A COMMENCING AT A POINT IN THE CENTER OF DITCH, THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE DAVID MARTIN TRACT, SEE RECORD BOOK 153, PAGE 292, REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES, 11 MINUTES, 55 SECONDS, EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 221.90 FEET WITH THE SAID DITCH TO A POINT IN SAID DITCH FOR A TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE SUBJECT TRACT, THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES, 11 MINUTES, 55 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 24.48 FEET WITH SAID DITCH; THENCE SOUTH 79 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 133.52 FEET WITH SAID DITCH, THENCE SOUTH 72 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 231.88 FEET WITH SAID DITCH, THENCE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 120.48 FEET WITH SAID DITCH, THENCE SOUTH 76 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 179.86 FEET WITH SAID DITCH TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 26 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 377.20 FEET LEAVING DITCH AND PASSING A STEEL FENCE POST ON DITCH BANK TO A STEEL FENCE POST IN THE NORTHERN RIGHT OF WAY OF A NEW ROAD, THENCE NORTH 63 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 676.69 FEET WITH SAID ROAD TO A STEEL FENCE POST, THENCE NORTH 26 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 262.93 FEET LEAVING SAID ROAD AND PASSING A STEEL FENCE POST ON DITCH BANK TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO COVENANTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. SAID PROPERTY CONTAINS 5.015 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AS SURVEYED BY JAMES A. MARTIN, R. L. S. NO. 1469, ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1997. ALSO CONVEYED HEREUNDER IS A NON-EXCLUSIVE PERTETUAL EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS AND EGRESS, INCLUDING THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF UTILITIES, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT; PARCEL# 055 01407 000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2135 SIMMONS RD, HENDERSON, TN 38340. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): RONALD BLACKWELL AKA RONALD LEE BLACKWELL AND JENNIFER BLACKWELL AKA JENNIFER REBECCA BLACKWELL, OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; 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 to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded 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. 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 Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular

use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 12-0057731 FEI # 1006.168577

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on October 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM local time, at the south door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Donnie Buckley, a married man, joined by his spouse, Mandy Buckley, to Kathy Winstead, Trustee, on September 9, 2008 at Record Book 320, Page 281; all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association 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 Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Record Book 320, Page 281; in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 010-002.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Donnie Buckley and wife, Mandy Buckley The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2400 Peddy Vestal Loop, Henderson, Tennessee 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 referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. 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. 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. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed on September 24, 2010, by Kelly A Revnoc to Old Republic Title Company of Tennessee, Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Leaders Credit Union and appearing of record in Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Book 344, Page 160; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last

transferred and assigned to Crescent Mortgage Company and WHEREAS, Crescent Mortgage Company, as the holder of the Note for which debt is owed, (“Note Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be 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 WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 355-117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; 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 Note Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, November 1, 2012, 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 a point in the centerline of State Route 22A, which point is the Southwest corner of Keith LeCornu; and the southeast corner of the herein described tract; thence, from the point of beginning and with the centerline of State Route 22A, North 52 degrees 50 minutes 12 seconds West 200.00 feet to a p.k. nail set; thence on a new line through Cox, North 06 degrees 59 minutes 02 seconds East to an iron pin set in the south line of Harold Richerson as recorded in Record Book 141, Page 464, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee; thence, with the south line of Richerson, South 87 degrees 27minutes 47 seconds East 200.00 feet to a iron pin set at the northwest corner of LeCornu; thence, with the west line of LeCornu, South 13 degrees 59 minutes 02 seconds East 898.44 to the point of beginning, containing 2.94 acres. [Legal description is the same as contained in the previous deed of record] Being the same property conveyed to Kelly A. Revnoc by warranty deed of record in Record Book 261, Page 411, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2215 St Rt 22 A South, Jacks Creek, TN 38347 CURRENT OWNER(S): Kelly A Revnoc The sale of the abovedescribed 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. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold “as is, where is.” For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 67-1-1433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein referenced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-1-1433(c)(1). 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. NATIONWIDE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. 400 Northridge Road Suite 700MC- 7 Suite 1100 Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 404-417-4040 File No.: 1563112 Web Site: www.JFLegal.com

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