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Retired general to speak at Veterans Day program Friday A former Tennessee Adjutant General is scheduled to speak at a Veterans Day program at 10:30 a.m. F r i d a y, Nov. 11, at Henderson City Hall. Major General J a c k i e ( D a n ) W o o d MAJOR retired as GENERAL the 73rd WOOD Adjutant General of Tenn-essee. He was appointed to the position in 1995 by former Gov. Don Sundquist. Wood was responsible for the supervision of the Military Department of Tennessee that includes the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and the Tennessee State Guard. Born in Lexington, Wood holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cumberland University. He enlisted in the Army in 1961 and later served one tour of duty as a Sergeant (E5) in Vietnam. He enlisted in the Tennessee Army National Guard in 1965. Among his decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Bronze Star Device. Wood commanded the Army National Guard unit in Henderson from 1984-86.

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‘A Field of Flags’

Send us your favorite holiday recipes - today! Reader Recipes Needed! The Chester County Independent is looking for readers’ favorite holiday recipes to include in our “Recipes from Home” section, which will be published at Thanksgiving. The deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11. Email your favorite or best holiday recipes to or mail them to Chester County Independent c/o Mary Dunbar, P.O. Box 306, Henderson, TN 38340.

City Board to consider credit card payments and fee allocation Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Flags are flying over the Courthouse lawn through Nov. 14 in celebration of Veterans Day. The flags honor fallen war heroes, military personnel and American patriots. Each flag represents the life of a veteran or community leader. The event is designed to promote patriotism in the community. All those honored will be recognized at a ceremony on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at City Hall.

Give it the boot: School board considers dress code conundrum, commends sixth-grade move By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

Chester County Board of Education held its regular meeting on Nov. 3. A delegation of students addressed the board regarding the school system’s policy on tucking pants into boots. Justin Ayers and Wesley Warren, both students at Chester County High School, stated that girls are allowed to tuck their pants into their boots, but boys who attempt the same style are reprimanded by administrators. Warren told the board that he had scoured the policy manual but couldn’t find a policy relating to tucking pants into boots for either sex. The students said they didn’t care what the board ruled as long as the ruling was clearly stated. Board members agreed that the policy was unclear and stated that they would ask school

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Chester County High School students Justin Ayers (center) and Wesley Warren (right) addressed the school board regarding what they perceive as unfair enforcement of the school’s dress code. The young men stated that they had been asked to untuck their pant legs from their boots while girls were allowed to keep their pants tucked in. administrators to consider the problem and to present their decision at the January meeting. A ruling will be forthcoming

after the administrators have had time to contemplate the sitSee SCHOOL, Page 3-A

Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in the council chamber of Henderson City Hall. The agenda includes discussion and consideration of policy revisions pertaining to health insurance premiums for employees on FMLA leave (without pay). The board will also discuss passing the processing fees for credit cards on to customers who utilize the credit card payment service. Board members will also consider approving utilizing credit card payments for fines and taxes. Also on the agenda is the first reading of the ordinance amending the zoning ordinance pertaining to the policy concerning shipping containers/pods being used as storage buildings. A public hearing and final action will be held at the December meeting. The final items on the agenda is consideration of tentative approval of the proposed review fees for subdivisions, rezoning requests, annexation requests and variance requests. Due to the fees being part of the subdivision regulations, state law requires a public hearing and final action to take place before the Planning Commission. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Army clinic named in honor of fallen soldiers TODAY’S WEATHER

A new medical and dental center at Fort Campbell near Clarksville, Tenn., has been named in honor of two fallen soldiers. Byrd Health Clinic and Adkins Dental Clinic were named in honor of Spc. Jordan M. Byrd and Sgt. Dustin M. Adkins, both of the United States Army. The announcement was made during a ceremony at the base Nov. 1. Adkins, of Finger, was a dental specialist assigned to the Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell. He died Dec. 3, 2006, from injuries sustained after the U.S. Marine CH46 hel-

icopter he was riding in made an emergency water landing in western Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Byrd, of Grantsville, Utah, was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action against the enemy as a combat medic, sacrificing his own life Oct. 13, 2010. The Adkins Dental Clinic will provide primary dental care for soldiers previously assigned to three other clinics at Ford Campbell. The clinic offers a state-of-the-art environment to address the dental treatment needs of the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air See ADKINS, Page 3-A

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Tiffany Adkins, center, wife of fallen Soldier Sgt. Dustin M. Adkins, unveils artwork of her husband with assistance from Fort Campbell Dental Activity Commander Col. Jimmy R. Daniels and Dental Command commander Col. Priscilla Hamilton during a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 1 at the Adkins Dental Clinic, Fort Campbell’s newest dental clinic, which was named in honor of Sgt. Adkins.

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When looking for fun and festive things to do this holiday season, make plans to attend the 2011 Holiday Tour of Homes. This year’s tour, slated for Sunday, Dec. 4, will feature the homes of Clay and Stephanie Cox; Aaron and Stacey Ingold; Edward and Tiffany Jones; and Peggy Siler. A fifth house is being added this week and details will be upcoming. With nearly 3,000 square feet under-roof, the Cox home at 405 Montezuma Road is as spacious as it is luxurious. The French Country estate was built by the Coxes in 2009 and features three bedrooms and two full baths. “Our house is special to us because we took a simple house plan and redesigned and expanded it to meet our needs,” Stephanie Cox said. Next door is the Edward and Tiffany Jones home. Built in 2007 by the Joneses, the traditional masterpiece has four bedrooms, three and a half baths and is 3,400 square feet in size. The large upstairs family room and full game room is a favorite of the parents of two growing boys. “We recently added a backyard patio with pergola and sitting area,” said Tiffany Jones, who says the house is perfect for their family. The Ingold home was built in 2008 and Aaron and Stacey purchased it last November, just in time to decorate for

Christmas. “I love the holidays,” Stacey said. “It’s a great time to decorate your home and invite friends and family over to share in holiday traditions.” The traditional home at 330 D Lynn Cove is steeped in country charm. The Ingolds’ favorite part of the house is the country French kitchen, particularly the cabinets. Peggy Siler’s home at 182 Stewart Street is also traditional, but it’s anything but boring at the holidays. Siler begins decking the halls in early October when the Halloween decorations have scarcely been packed away. She said she is excited to add new decorations to things she has collected for more than 40 years. “Christmas is a time of celebration,” said Siler. “Every inch of my house will be decorated for the holidays.” Because of a lastminute cancellation, tour organizers are seeking a fifth house and its announcement will come next week. With houses of every size and style featured this year, the Tour has something for everyone. Tickets are available at the Carl Perkins Center, 113 East Main, Henderson. Advance tickets are $8, but tickets can also be purchased for $10 at the Siler house on the day of the tour. The tour begins at 1 p.m. on Dec. 4 and ends at 4 p.m. Call 989-7222 for more information.

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School uation. Policy changes dominated the meeting’s agenda, with board members agreeing to rewrite the bullying and discrimination policy to adhere to state mandates. The promotion policy was also changed due to a Tennessee ruling that states that third-graders will not be allowed to pass to the next grade without adequate reading comprehension. An exemption to the law added that students would be promoted without adequate reading comprehension provided they are participating in a

Henderson Carpet was voted the number one floor covering store in Chester County in the Chester County Independent’s recent Reader’s Choice awards. The listing of votes in that category indicated a different result. We apologize for the misunderstanding. Courtesy photo

County Commission to meet Monday evening Chester County Commission will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Criminal Justice Complex on Eric Bell Dr. On the agenda are reports on the REDI Program; quarterly

reports from schools, highway department, county general and solid waste; budget amendments; and county debt policy. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Leapin’ Lizards, Ladies Day is almost here! Ladies Day is just around the corner and tickets are going quickly, according to event organizers, Heather Griffin and Amy Eads. Welcome session begins at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 19, with classes on Finance, Depression, Life Balance, Nutrition, and Foster Care/Adoption to follow at 9 a.m. The Cancer Queens will again share their unique entertainment during the luncheon. Shopping will be available from over 30 vendors

Cole arrested in ‘convenient’ robbery Demarcus Keyon Cole, 25, Jackson, was arrested and charged with armed robbery following the Nov. 2 robbery of Henderson Food and Fuel at 3825 US Hwy 45 N. According to the Henderson Police Department, the suspect allegedly entered the convenient store just before 6:40 a.m. Wednesday morning, approached the

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Assault) and Fort Campbell. Adkins is survived by his wife Tiffany, son Matthew, daughter Atlanta, mother Karen Scudder of Finger, and father Richard Adkins, also of Finger. Matthew and Atlanta Adkins are first to officially “enter” the new Adkins Dental Clinic at Fort Campbell, named in their father’s honor.


cashier with a dark rag covering his hand, suspected to be holding a weapon, and told her, “give me all the money.” Cole was recognized from surveillance video and arrested the next day. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to next appear in Chester County General Sessions Court at 10 a.m. Nov 15.

research based intervention program. While Superintendent of Education Cherrie Pipkin stated that the policy was “questionable and being questioned,” the board passed the resolution to comply with current standard. Pipkin added that the sixth-grade move to Chester County Junior High School had gone

“really, really well.” She stated that with the addition of the sixth-grade wing, it is the first time that sixth-graders have had a school home since they were separated from the elementary schools. First being isolated at North Chester and then being placed in out-buildings at the Middle School, the sixth-graders finally belong to a school.

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including favorites such as LaVon’s, K & B, Merle Norman, and Be Blessed. New vendors including 4th and White, Gran’s Goodies, and Shapers Salon will also have gifts from which to choose. Classes, lunch, entertainment, door prizes, shopping, and Annie are all included in the price of one ticket. Groups of 10 or more will receive a discounted price of $12 per ticket. Call Shirley Reddinger at 989-8125 to reserve tickets.

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Happy Birthday wishes go to Bill Mooney on Nov. 11; Joe Norman and Gary O'Neal on Nov. 14; Glenn Butts, Brian O'Neal and Ashley Martin on Nov. 15; and Danny Johnson on

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Hope everyone has had a great week. The nice temperatures are holding and I’m loving it. My mom and I went to Rutherford today to visit with some kinfolk and the drive was just beautiful. The leaves are at their peak. Happy birthday this week to Jimmy Julian on Nov. 10; Frances Grimm on Nov. 12; Loretta Howell on Nov. 13; and Peter Romero on Nov. 14. I hope you all have a great birthday. Please continue to remember these folks in your prayers: Nella Rush, Joyce Stockton, Tommy Landers, Maedith Hopper, Winna Knipper, Larry Privette, Kaylie Knipper, Kim Ross, and Benny Barnett. Please call me if you know of someone that needs our prayers. My sister Sylvia did not have to go to Mayo Clinic like I reported last week. She had some preliminary tests and they say she is ok. She and I want to thank you for all the prayers. I really believe that is why she got a good report.

Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Here is a short synopsis of the history. World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting had ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…" The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades

and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 a.m. An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made Nov. 11 in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day." Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in its place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. We owe so much to our veterans. If you know a veteran let them know how much you appreciate them serving our country and protecting our freedom. Keep smiling and have a great week … It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. Call me at 879-9777 with your news.

Wear red, white, and blue on Friday as you attend the Veterans Day get together at City Hall. In our community, we are thinking about those soldiers who were with us last year, but have slowly faded away. In memory, we tenderly salute Warren Goodwin, Warren Garner, Bill Lott’s brother, James Lott, and Raford Nobles, my daddy. These men were part of “The Greatest Generation.” Will you come and pay respect to those old soldiers still with us – they deserve respect for their contribution to our country and we benefit from their service with continued freedoms in our dear country. Writing a check on Friday will be one-of-akind with the 11-11-11

date. Allen Arnold has a birthday on that day, so perhaps Alice Stewart will write a check for his age and add 11 pennies from little Ariel Talley’s piggy bank for great granddaddy. Allen spent two birthdays in Tokyo, Japan during WWII (US Naval Air Force), but loves spending them now in the good old USA, and he prefers “Made in the USA” gifts! See if you can find him one of those rare “Made in the USA” tags. Find one and report the item to me. That needs to be shared, does it not? The Chester County Independent did a great article on a story concerning Jim Ruth. I was invited to attend the big program in Nashville, but I was out of town. I am anxious to hear from Jim so I can share his follow-up story with tidbits that will interest his friends. I saw Jim’s story on Channel 13 News while in Memphis for a few days. Loving Paws came to the rescue for a dog dropped in Jacks Creek. Three dogs were dropped. One dog is being adopted by Johnny Hayes. He

named his new furry friend, Buddy. Although Buddy has hair and skin issues, with the help from Carol and her directions to Johnny, the furry friend will live. The other dropped dog is pregnant and we can’t catch her, so we do not know if she has given birth or not. If you see her please call me. I last saw her near the open hay field up from the post office headed west. I care enough to help her live, so she can feed her puppies. Once she no longer has to answer to the name “Git”, perhaps she will not be afraid, and she and the puppies can be rescued. The only answer to unwanted puppies is to spay or neuter. Another female dog was rescued. If you see anyone dropping dogs, get their license number, so someone can “drop” in on them! I hope your week will be blessed. Thank you for the warm calls welcoming me back to the world of writing. Call me with any tidbit at 989-7485 or write to me at P.O. Box 13, Jacks Creek, 38347.

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Nov. 16. Happy Anniversary to Jeremy and April Crowell on Nov. 10. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Town Board will meet. This meeting is always open to the public. The Enville Community Club would like to thank everyone who came to the community center to hand out candy on Halloween. It was a fun night with about 50 delightful trick-ortreaters. The United Methodist Church would like to convey thanks and appreciation to everyone who came out in support of their stew sale on Saturday. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Have a great week and if you have news, call me at 989-0212.

Remember that starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, The Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department is having a hamburger and hot dog supper at the New Friendship Community Center, followed by a cakewalk. If the weather permits, there will be a train ride for the little folks. All proceeds will go to the fire department. The public is invited to come. If you can’t attend, all donations will be appreciated. On our prayer list this week are Dianne Wells, Lisa Peddy, Charles and Wilma Cupples, Shirley Rietl, Pam Priddy, Joanne Altier, Rachel and Gayle

Ellington, Ernie Reeves, Randy Miller, Sharon Dailey, LaVerne Lott, Charles and Loretta Haggard, Joanne Sells, Frenzola Morris, Shirley Gaddy, Faye Tucker, Gathel Latham, Ollie Dean Kennedy, John Kent Sells, Carolyn Potter, Jean Latham, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families. May God bless you all. Happy anniversary to George and Marie Bishop on Nov. 15. Birthday greetings to Melba Seaton, Jane Vestal and Allen Arnold on Nov 11; Sue Hite, Jessica W. Emerson and Christopher Melton on Nov. 12; Leslie Birl on Nov. 13; and Carroll Priddy, Janice Brown and John David Sells on Nov. 17. Quote for the week: “Jill, I know you’re disappointed. We don’t always get everything we want. But to balance that, think of all the things we don’t get that we don’t want.”

The guys will be leaving to deliver Christmas to Appalachia on Nov. 11. You must have all your items ready to go by Nov. 10, that’s the day they will load everything. This will be their last trip until spring. Congratulations to newlyweds Chris and Mary Newsome married on Aug. 31, and Ben and Jesse Quarles married on Oct. 22. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to the family and friends of Steve Kennedy and Cheyenne Henderson. If you know a veteran, give them a call, send a card, or if you see them

out, just let them know how much you appreciate their service to our country. Faith Baptist Thanksgiving potluck meal will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, following the Thanksgiving Praise Service. Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, Faith, Hope & Love Food will distribute Thanksgiving baskets. This will be the last week to sign up for the Big Buck Contest at Sweetlips Store. You must sign up to participate. It will continue until deer season ends. On the birthday roster are Robyn Russell on Nov. 1; Keith Price on Nov. 3; Steve Birl, Patsy Newsom and Tessa Bishop on Nov 5; Jamie Hardin and Anna Stout on Nov. 7; Velma Snider, Ora Lea Barham and Nell Terrell on Nov. 8; and Cassie Talley on Nov. 16. Happy Anniversary to

Billy and Brenda Connor on Nov. 10; and Billy and Kathy Busby on Nov. 14. On our prayer list are Billy Connor, Betty Stout, Dianne Williams, Nell Terrell, Loretta Pickett, Ernie Merriman, Brenda Collins, Molly Russell, Mary Russell, Robyn Russell, Beverly Tedford, Sue and Talmo Johnson, Frances Busby, Kathryn Carroll, Steve Kennedy family, Cheyenne Henderson family, our military and their families, and our children and teachers. I have been trying to get out to enjoy this beautiful fall weather and God's glorious color pallet. Have a great week everyone. If you have news to share, call 9897523. Thought for the week: Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation ... not cut them out.

There are new Health and Dental Clinics in Fort Campbell, Ky., assuring the names of two fallen soldiers will live on – Sgt. Dustin M. Adkins and Spc. Jordan M. Byrd. A Dental Specialist, Dustin Adkins, was a native of Finger, in Chester County, and was assigned to the Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell, Ky. He died Dec. 3, 2006, on his second tour of duty, at the age of 22, from injuries he sustained when a U.S. Marine helicopter he was riding in made an emergency water landing in western Al Anbar Province, Iraq. An Army Combat medic, Sgt. Jordan M. Byrd was from Grantville, Utah and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, Fourth Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. He was killed Oct. 13, 2010 at the age of 19, while aiding a wounded soldier during a combat mission in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Fort Campbell held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday,

Nov. 1, opening the Adkins Dental Clinic, named after Dustin, and the Byrd Health Center, named after Jordon. Brigadier General Jeffrey Colt, Deputy Commander General of the 101st Airborne Division, spoke during the ceremony saying, “It was a great honor to name the two clinics after two soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.” Dustin’s family attending the ceremony from Chester County were Dustin’s wife, Tiffany and his children, Atlanta and Matthew; father, Richard Adkins; grandmother Mayrine Adkins; sister Crystal, and her children; Sharon and Cody; and other family and friends. James and I attended the 24th annual Veterans Day Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. It was a wonderful service. They recognized each veteran and their branch of the service. Around 55 veterans attended. The guest speaker was Scott Stout, of Selmer, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Following the service, the Ladies of the Church served a delicious meal to all who attended. With Veterans Day coming up Friday, Nov. 11, let’s pray for our troops who are serving today, remember our brave veterans who have served our country, and the ones who made the ultimate

sacrifice. There will be a Veterans Day Service at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the City Hall in Henderson. All are invited to come and show their support as our veterans are recognized for the sacrifices made during their service to our country. Those celebrating birthdays are Malia Maness and Cliff Hanna on Nov. 15; Brandan Kist on Nov. 16; Matt Hearn and Samuel Kesler Jr. on Nov. 17; Hillary Crane on Nov. 18; Alfred Garner on Nov. 21; James Meeks, Burlin Weaver and Cindy Melton on Nov. 22; Dennis Clayton on Nov. 24; Tim Smith, Velda Dye and Michael Morrison on Nov. 26; Easton Garner on Nov. 27; and J. R. Hames on Nov. 29. Bonice Martin and Erma Morris recently spent the day with their cousin Faye and her husband, Bill Pipkin of Jackson. Phillip and Judy Cranford recently visited their son, John and his wife Ashley, and their son Andrew of North Augusta, S.C. They attended their three-year-old grandson’s soccer game. Don’t forget the Phillips School reunion Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Hickory Corner Community Center. A pot luck meal will be served at noon. If you have news to share, please call 989-3315. Have a good week.

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Enville Community Club News At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Enville Community Club met. There were about 70 in attendance, including 35 visitors. This was our Thanksgiving dinner honoring veterans and included the senior citizens of our community. It all began with a prayer. The good company, food, and desserts were to blame for all the overeating. Visitors included: Joann Moody, Lavaughn Moody, Edith Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Linda Cox, Jr. Cox, Diana McCaul, Linnie McCaul, Betty Colbert, Joel Pipkin, Lorraine Burrow, Jessica Culpepper, Tim Culpepper, Leslie Weaver, Blair Weaver, Alice Smith, Paul Smith, Marie Glover, Velma Ramey, Pete Ramey, Billy Joe Barker, Jerry O'Neal, Beverly Freeman, Marie Reddin, Ted Reddin, Florence Stublaski, Jim Stublaski, Patricia Cates, Jimmy Cates, T. J. Mayo, Angie Daniel, Clyde Thornhill, Cleve Cleaveland, Bill White, and Paul Clenney. This was a very special event with club President Linda Phillips presenting the veteran's program. Janice Keen, Harold Finley, and Jan Johnson read the names of local veterans. AIR FORCE: Joe Bingham, Charles Bishop, Jeremy Crowell, Mark Crowell, Nelson Crowell, James "Unk" Essary, Maxell Essary, Elwood Evans, Clyde Holmes, Jeff Hutcherson, Neal Keen, Max Massengill, Paul Massengill, William Massengill, Vernon McCombs, Pat Mooney, Henry Page, Jim "Stubby" Stublaski, D.B. Weatherington, Bill White, James Whitehorn, Mack Whitten, and Richard Vaughn. ARMY: Dustin Adkins, Cecil Barker, Kenneth Bethune, Charles Bingham, Clarence Bingham, Aubrey Bishop, David Black, C.E. Brasher, Glynn Burkeen, Harold Cash, Wilson Cash, Charles Crowe, Fred Campbell, Donald Cherry, Cleve Cleaveland, Brian Clenny, Paul Clenny, Buel Cox Jr., Tim Culpepper, Roy Davis, Rodney Dimond, Billy Durbin, A. E. Ellis, Ray Evans, Harold Finley, Dee Franklin, Curtis R. Freeman, Kenneth R. Freeman, Stacy Goodwin, Odean Hanna, Ronnie Hanna, Tim Harris, Kie Hart, James Herndon, Willis Herndon, Earl Hinkle, Albert E. Hollin, Clyde Jones, Mancel Johnson, Wade Johnson, Marvin Keen, John Robert Lott, Robert Brose Lott, Charles Edward Martin, James L. "Shorty" Martin, Dean McCaig, Junior Miller, William E. Mitchell, Lavaughn Moody, Thomas Norville, Homer O'Neal Jr., Roy O'Neal, R.D. Pearson,

Gerald Phillips, Jay Poff, Bill Ramey, Pete Ramey, Ken Richardson, Howard Russom, Paul Smith, Hulon Snider, W. T. Stenner, Jim "Stubby" Stublaski, Danny Swafford, Austin Taylor, Ervin Taylor, Lloyd Taylor, Robert Taylor, Harold Tenry, Robert Thompson, Clyde Thornhill, Jimmy Tuberville, Robert Tuberville, Christopher Vaughn, Harlon Vinson, Earl Wade, Fred Watson, L. C. Weatherington, Jamie Whitehorn, and Earl Young. GREEN BERET: Jerry Ramey. MARINES: Virlin Baker, Andrew Bayless, Wade Cates, Bill Gann, Gene Glover, Jimmie Martin, Troy Gary Mitchell, Tommy Nixon, James Norville, Jerry Taylor, Billy West, and Ralf Young. M E R C H A N T MARINE: Don O'Neal. NATIONAL GUARD: Paul L. Arnold Sr., Billy Joe Barker, Mike Bishop, Billy Canaday, Kevin Clenny, Tim Culpepper, Don Ellis, Nelson Gann, Lynn Goodwin, Stacy Goodwin, Billy Hollingsworth, Davie Leckner, Randy Leckner, Jack O'Neal, Ira Taylor, and Robert Thompson. NAVY: Roy Burrow, Lee Canaday, J.C. Crowell, Charles Deal, John Dennis, Mark Dilday, Warren Godwin, Linnie McCaul, Roy McCombs, Jerry McCullough, James Mitchell, George Moore, Joel Pipkin, Warren Pollock, Floyd Taylor, Leo L. Ulleana, Russell Vaughn, Thomas Vaughn, D. B. Weatherington, Bill White, and Byron Yount. WAVES: Edith Bogle and Josephine Fox. SERVICE SERVED UNKNOWN: Mark Barham, Jerry Glochowski, Dustin Vaughn, and Spencer Goodwin. We are thankful for these men and women, along with their families, for the sacrifices they made that gave, and continue to give, us our freedom. May they never be forgotten! Music included songs: America, God Bless the USA, Grand Ole Flag, Star Spangled Banner, and the branch anthems of the U.S Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corp., and U.S. Navy. We were honored to have 10 members of the American Legion, Post 243 Color Guard from Scotts Hill with us. They demonstrated to us, "The Thirteen Folds of the American Flag" and it goes like this. The American Flag. Did you know that at military funerals, the 21gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776? Have you ever noticed how the honor guard pays meticulous attention to

correctly folding the American flag 13 times? You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day! The first fold in our flag is the symbol of life. The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life. The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world. The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance. The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our Country", in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong. The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart we say these words, “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.” The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the armed forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic. The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day. The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood, and mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded. The tenth fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for defense of our country since they were first born. The eleventh fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The twelfth fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians’ eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. The thirteenth fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nation’s motto, "In God We Trust." After the flag is completely folded and tucked

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In praise of pumpkins – There’s more goodness in these gourds than simply pie and decorations When I couldn’t find the pumpkin puree I needed at the grocery store, I bought a pumpkin. I seeded it, toasted it, peeled it, and pureed it, and then I wound up with a gallon of pumpkin puree when all I needed was one cup. I divided my pumpkin into quart-sized plastic bags and stored them in the freezer until I required more pumpkin for recipes, and then I took one out and thawed as much as I needed. In doing so, I decided that this fall I will definitely be making plenty of pumpkin goodies. Last month, it was pumpkin scones, and now, I’ve revamped an old favorite from one of my go-to cookbooks. Chocolate chip pumpkin bars generally call for canned pumpkin, which has a very rich orange color. My homemade puree is a milder yellow, but it still tastes delicious in dishes. I think the puree is also less dense than a typical canned pumpkin, so the chocolate chips tend to sink to the bottom during

baking. I like the layer of chocolate near the bottom, but since the color is less vivid, I have added more chocolate chips to the original recipe and now sprinkle half a cup on top during the last five minutes of baking. Chocolate makes everything better, in my opinion, but if you would like to cut out any or all of the chocolate chips, these pumpkin squares would still be delicious. Don’t worry if the cream cheese “marbling” seems to disappear into the batter. Everything mixes together quite well, and there are occasional swirls of marbling throughout the bars. I like that everything is natural and fresh, so I’d prefer a more creamy mixture at the start than perfect, exact marbling. If you

don’t feel like bothering with making your own pumpkin puree, however, you can use one can of canned pumpkin and still have a great snack. Deadline for Reader Recipes is NOW! It’s almost time for holiday parties to get into full swing, and this is the time to start planning. The Independent is looking for readers’ favorite holiday recipes to include in our “Recipes from Home” section, which will be published at Thanksgiving. We need our readers’ participation, so send them in by Friday, Nov. 11. Email your favorite or best holiday recipes to or mail them to Chester County Independent c/o Mary Dunbar, P.O. Box 306, Henderson, TN 38340.

Chocolate chip pumpkin bars

Ingredients: 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree 1 cup sugar 1 egg ? cup vegetable oil 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teapoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground ginger 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided in half Filling 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature ¼ cup sugar 1 egg in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the United States Armed Forces, preserving for us the rights, privileges and freedoms we enjoy today. There are some tradi-

American Legion, Post 243 Color Guard from Scotts Hill. Buel Cox Jr. – U.S. Army, Commander Jerry Taylor – U.S. Marines, Adjutant Joel Pipkin – U.S. Navy, First Vice Commander Clyde Thornhill - U.S. Army, LaVaughn Moody - U.S. Army, Hubert Cleveland - U.S. Army, Paul Clenny – U.S. Air Force, Bill White - U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, Earl Hinkle - U.S. Army, and Color Guard Captain Linnie McCaul - U.S. Navy.

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 9 x 13 baking pan. In large bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, egg and oil. Slowly stir in flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and ginger. Pour into greased pan. Whisk together softened cream cheese, sugar and egg to form filling. Once well blended, pour over pumpkin mixture and use a knife to cut through filling to create a marbled effect. Sprinkle ½ cup of chocolate chips over top. Bake 25-30 minutes or until center is set. During last 5 minutes of cooking, add the remaining chocolate chips. Cool and cut into squares.

tions and ways of doing things that have deep meaning. In the future, you will see flags folded and now you will know why. Share this with the children you love and all others who love the symbol of "Liberty and Freedom." The American Legion also shared this with us.

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Grand Jury returns 47 indictments

Chester County Independent archives, Nov. 11, 1971

GARBAGE CRACKDOWN – Sheriff R. D. Smith is pictured above looking over a garbage heap on the Mifflin Road. Sheriff Smith said these unsightly dumps are started when unthinking persons get rid of unwanted debris and the beginning of dumps much as they one above probably started with only one sack of garbage and has grown sack by sack. The sheriff said he is beginning an immediate crackdown on persons caught dumping trash and garbage on roads, right-of-ways and private property. Property owners are requested to call Sheriff Smith and report any unauthorized dumping.

Only Yesterday “Sheriff wages war on garbage dumping” From the files of the Chester County Independent November 14, 1941 “Greetings To All Our Soldiers and Sailor Boys” (Excerpts from) “What They Say” Mayor E. O. Parrish: “In the last issue of the Independent I read the very thoughtful and unselfish announcement by Mr. Johnston that he proposed mailing his splendid newspaper without cost to all Chester County boys in the armed services. I am sure the boys will appreciate this gift highly. It is hard for these boys to leave their loved ones, their homes and businesses, to go away to training camps to become soldiers for the protection of our country. In fact, this was a great sacrifice, and we at home should make every effort to comfort these boys. I want every one that has any news of interest to contribute it to the Independent in order that our boys away from home may keep posted on all happenings in their home communities.” Mrs. Lerlie McCallum: “If a message from home could be valued in money by a lonesome boy in an army camp, the Chester County Independent will be investing untold wealth in the Happiness of our boys.” D.P. Headden: “Congratulations to the Independent on their weekly visit to the boys in uniform. I know the farm boys will especially appreciate the fact that the Independent publishes the latest farm news.” Prof. T. H. Williams: “I have read your plans to send without charge the Independent to all boys in military service from Chester County. I commend the Independent for this very splendid service – remembering in World War I, I looked forward to receiving the home newspaper sent to me by my mother. May I ask you to convey my personal regards and best wishes to all our boys in the military service from Chester County through the columns of your splendid newspaper.” A.L. Meek: “The finest move ever made by any newspaper. The boys in camp and on ships are no more delighted than their parents here at home.” Dr. H. T. Pitts: “I think it a grand idea to send the Independent to the boys away for the purpose of preserving our freedom. This is one of the best ways of showing our appreciation of their heroic deed. I know they will enjoy a big letter from their home county that doesn't have to be answered.” “Welcome Stranger” Mr. and Mrs. Edward Anderson of Luray are the proud parents of a baby boy, born Nov. 10. The young man, their second child, weighed 8 pounds and has been named Donald Edward. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sikes are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Sunday, Nov. 9. This is their second child and the young lady weighed eight and a half pounds. Mr. and Mrs. Euther Holmes of Finger are the proud parents of a baby boy, born Nov. 5. This is their fifth child and has been named Donald Earl. November 9, 1951 “Farmers Offered Free Seedlings” Farmers of Chester County can obtain free bicolor lespedeza seedlings this winter from the State Game and Fish Commission if they apply without delay to County Agent N. S. Martin or Soil Conservationist Joe Boswell. Bicolor lespedeza is a soil building legume that when mature produces a good quantity of seed of special winter food value to bobwhite quail. These seedlings are welladapted to planting along fence rows, on field borders, at rock outcroppings and in other areas not in crop or pasture production. Delivery of some 5,000,000 bicolor seedlings produced by the State Game and Fish Commission will begin this month. “Sen. Kefauver Spoke On Monday Afternoon Here” Senator Estes Kefauver, junior senator of Tennessee, spoke last Monday afternoon ... before a rather small audience, held down due to the extremely cold weather. “This Congress has been the 'investigatinest' one in history,” stated Sen. Kefauver. It conducted some 130 active investigations, including the sensational investigation in interstate crime, headed by Sen. Kefauver. “It was also the ‘spendingest’ Congress in so-called peace time history,” he declared. “Around 89 billion dollars were appropriated by this Congress. That is about the average

cost for World War II.” Of this total, $61 billion were for defense related activities. Cuts were made in many non-defense activities. “Mass Meeting Here Considers Train Removal” The Chester County Lions Club met on last Monday ... with the main purpose being to hear Mr. W. H. Forlines, general superintendent of the G. M. & O. Railroad, explain the position of his railroad regarding removal of the two local trains operating through Henderson. Mr. Forlines stated that the G. M. & O. has operated these two passenger trains at a heavy loss for a number of years and pointed out that the situation had become materially worse within recent years. Many members of the Lions Club and several citizens who are not members protested vigorously, even though Mr. Forlines had offered a compromise proposal, which would permit patrons to stop the two night flagging them and purchase transportation to any destination. Members of the Club admitted that the railroad might be operating the two trains in question at a loss however, it was pointed out that other phases of their service such as freight and mail did pay dividends regularly. They pointed out that few if any businesses ever operated all departments at a profit and contended that the railroad should continue the two trains they propose to take off. “Births” Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith of Peoria, Ill., are announcing the arrival of a daughter on Oct. 28. She has been named Debry Kay. Mrs. Smith will be remembered here as the former Miss Jane Kirby. Steadman-Guy Clinic Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wright of Enville announce the birth of a son, Guy Thomas, on Oct. 31. Mr. and Mrs. Max Tucker of Jacks Creek are the parents of a daughter, Sherry Yvonne, who was born Nov. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Armour are announcing the arrival of a son, Michael Doyle on Nov. 5. Mr. Armour who is in the Navy is on a Caribbean cruise and Mrs. Armour is making her home with her parents. Dr. L. C. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith of Henderson are the parents of a son, Charles Danial, who was born Oct. 30. Dr. H. D. Farthing Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brewer of Henderson announce the arrival of a son on Oct. 30. Mr. and Mrs. Conn Anderson of Luray announce the arrival of a son, Rickie Dean, on Nov. 2. November 10, 1961 “F-HC Kindergarten Employs Varied Teaching Methods” The Freed-Hardeman College Kindergarten, which opened this September, represents a forward step in educational opportunities for pre-schoolers in the Henderson area, according to its coordinator, Mrs. Brad Brumley. In this “'school for pre-schoolers” the principal emphasis is on readiness, with the teaching being done by the most modern methods and with the latest equipment. For example, number concepts are being taught from filmstrip created by Dr. Charlotte Junge of Wayne State University and filmed by the Encyclopedia Britannica. The reading readiness course, which features daily written assignments to be taken home to the parents, is designed by Dr. Ethyl Maney of Columbia University. A variety of teaching

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Chester County Independent archives, Nov. 14, 1941

The Chester County Grand Jury met Tuesday, Nov. 1, and returned 47 i n d i c t m e n t s . Arraignments were held Friday, Nov. 4. Appearance dates are listed below for those indicted, along with their charges. Three names were not released as they had not yet been arrested as of press time. Division I – Appearance 8 a.m., Nov. 28: • Joseph Arnold – rape of child. • Willard Evans Jr. – vehicle burglary – 14 counts, theft of property – 14 counts, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence. • Adam Bray – aggravated burglary, theft of property, vandalism, possession of a legend drug without a prescription. • James Matthew Walker – leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated assault (three counts), tampering with evidence, violation of the vehicle financial responsibility act, disobeying traffic signal, driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license prior offender. • Cody Springer – aggravated burglary (two counts), theft of property. • Jeffrey T. Jones – theft of property. • Cody A. Springer – theft of property. • Jeffrey Tyler Jones – aggravated property, theft of property. • Cody Springer – aggravated burglary, theft of property. • Gary Hart – convicted felon in possession of a handgun, theft of property. • Gary Hart – resisting

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Enville all veteran's, Color Guard Captain Linnie McCaul – U.S. Navy asked all veteran's who served in Vietnam to stand up. He then, (from the bottom of his heart), sent a special thank you and welcome home to them. He said it took better than 40 years for them to be appreciated and he hopes that no one in the military is ever treated the way they were (when they came home) again. This dinner/meeting adjourned with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. We would like to thank everyone for coming, and would like to let Mr. Vernon McCombs know that we missed him, but he was with us in our thoughts. Door prize winners were Leslie Weaver and Harold Thomas. New officers for 2012 include President - Jack O'Neal, Vice President Janice Maness, Secretary/Treasurer Dorothy Allen, and Board of Director - Ken Yount. Upcoming activities include: The Christmas dinner will be at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Sawmill. Remember to be bring a gift for a male if you are male, or female if you are female. If you bring a child, please bring a gift for them. This is a Dutch meal. The Christmas Party for children 10 and under will be at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15 at the community center. Fruit baskets will be made up at 4 p.m. on Dec. 19. If you are able to come and help, it would be appreciated. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, we will have our next meeting.

a stop and frisk. • Gary Hart – aggravated assault (two counts), vandalism, cruelty to animals, unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon. • Daryl Maness – statutory rape (two counts). • Shannon Maness – statutory rape (two counts). • Barbara Hopper Day – promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine, felony possession of a handgun, tampering with evidence. Division II – Appearance 8:30 a.m., Dec. 14: • Henry Bradford – possession of schedule III and VI controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence. • Tina Joyner – possession of schedule III and V controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence. • Devin Jay Davis – felony murder, aggravated child abuse. • Stephanie McCarley – felony murder, aggravated child abuse • Brittany Chantelle Foster – assault. • Michael Greene – assault. • Perry Neal Barham – rape of child, aggravated sexual battery. • Jerry Hart – theft of property, possession of drug paraphernalia. • Jerry Hart – theft of property. • Vicky Jean Ables – theft of property, identity theft. • Joey D. Cromwell – initiation of a process to

manufacture methamphetamine, promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine, felony possession of drug paraphernalia. • Joey Cromwell – possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and/or deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia. • Linda Kay Crow – forgery, theft of property. • Jamison J. Surratt – sale and delivery of marijuana prior offender. Division III – Appearance 8:30 a.m., Dec. 13: • Joshua Jermanie Arnold – theft of property, criminal impersonation. • William Kenny Cohen – rape of child (14 counts). • Susan Rietz – theft of property. • Colton Tidwell – theft of property. • Cameron Orion King – rape of child, statutory rape. • Caleb Nathaniel Maness – theft of property (2 counts). • Paul Edward Martin Jr. – aggravated burglary, theft of property, sexual battery, assault. • Christopher Don Pirtle – aggravated burglary, vehicle burglary, theft of property. • Joseph S. Powell – casual exchange, possession of drug paraphernalia. • Eric Steven Arment – sale and deliver of schedule II controlled substance. • David Barber – sale and delivery of marijuana. • Drew Lott – sale and delivery of marijuana (two counts), casual exchange. • Erin Daniell Burch – theft of property.

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Leadership Chester County: (Part 1) A community is the sum of its many parts By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

When it comes to understanding their community inside and out, few people anywhere can claim that they know all the ways their community succeeds and all of its struggles. Those who took civics or government in school may have a basic understanding of how a town or city functions, but like everything else, governments and communities are constantly in motion – growing, changing, struggling, improving, falling behind, and advancing. I consider myself a Chester Countian. I grew up here, went to Chester County schools, and have had a unique opportunity to see how the local community works through my job. I’ve also moved away and become part of other communities and come back home. However, I don’t consider myself well versed in what it takes to have a leadership role in my own hometown. Until 2010, I was scarcely aware that the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce offered a Leadership Chester County class, and with what little awareness I had

of the class, I had no idea what it involved. Due to the encouragement of friends, alumni of the Leadership course, and even my boss, I’ve decided to embark on the Leadership Chester County journey this year so I can deepen my knowledge and understanding of the community. Each month, my Leadership class will learn about a new area of local government, and in the spring, we will go to Nashville for a brief overview of Tennessee state government as well. Other areas we will explore include: health and social issues, local government, manufacturing, education, tourism and agriculture. Last week we met for orientation and to get to know one another, which was an outstanding experience. I knew most of my class members from their work in the community, but in the course of a morning during team building exercises at MidSouth Youth Camp, we went from casual acquaintances to friends and classmates. I don’t want to divulge too much of the exercises other than to say that we were truly encouraged to literally think outside the box and

to lean on each other’s expertise and skills, but for anyone contemplating participating in next year’s class, the first day, absolutely bridges the individual members into a marvelous team. Throughout the next few months, I hope to share my journey with readers of the Chester County Independent in a way that will encourage future participation and excitement about the Leadership program. No matter how active we are in our community and despite our ties to Chester County, we all have something valuable to learn about how the world around us works. Whether you’re a great volunteer, the most active Chester County sports fan, or even the most prosperous businessperson in the county, you can benefit from the firsthand knowledge that the Leadership class can offer. Moreover, if you think that you’re just an average citizen with nothing special to contribute to the community, that’s all the more reason to join. We all have an important role in our community, and understanding how each piece fits together helps each individual function at his or her utmost potential.

Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce’s 2011-2012 Leadership Chester County class is comprised of (clockwise from top) Joe Melaro, Mark Barber, Gloria Holiday, Vicki Dickson, Mary Dunbar, Joretta Ellison, and Tierra Thaxton.

CCHS presents Annie The Chester County High School Theater Department performance of Annie will open at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Williams Auditorium, with additional performances at 7 p.m. Nov. 18, and at 3 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. For ticket information, call CCHS at 9898125 or email

November 17, 18, 19

Freed-Hardeman University prepares for Homecoming 2011, slated Nov. 11, 12 Freed-Hardeman University is preparing for Homecoming festivities Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12. A number of activities have been planned for both students and alumni. The Student Alumni Association, which organizes the celebration, selected the overall theme, “The Legacy Lives On.” Betsy Hesselrode, assistant vice president for alumni relations and co-sponsor of SAA, said, “There is something for everyone at Homecoming this year. My favorite part is seeing people get together with their old friends. That’s what makes Homecoming great!”

The Homecoming play, “Guys and Dolls,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 10-12 and also at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $3 for students. Tickets can be purchased at or by contacting the theatre office at 989-6938. The Associates’ craft fair and silent auction will be in Bader Gym Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Items ranging from baked goods to handmade baskets to jewelry and candles will be offered for sale. The silent auction will conclude at noon Saturday. A new feature this weekend is portraits by professional photographer Mark Hawks. The Associates will offer their

traditional holiday meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Lunches are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. All proceeds from the luncheon, auction, and craft fair benefit Freed-Hardeman. For those who are artistically minded, the FHU fine arts faculty is presenting an art exhibition through Nov. 30. The show will feature work from FHU faculty members Brian Bundren, Kristi Montague, Barbara England and Laquita Thomson. A banquet Friday, Nov. 11, will recognize student Homecoming representatives and announce the Homecoming king and queen. Alumni awards will also be presented includ-

Students tapped into their artistic abilities Saturday afternoon, in their annual tradition of painting front windows on Gano Dining Hall, in preparation fro Homecoming festivities.

ing Service to Community, Service to Youth, Service to the Church, Service to Profession, The Henry and Ruby Dodd Memorial Award and Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. For the students a primary component of Homecoming is the club competitions. Several changes have been made this year, including the Pep Rally and subsequent bonfire being moved to Friday night, and two former events, Puff-It-Up and Hoop-It-Up, being brought back on Monday and Tuesday nights, respectively. Saturday is filled with FHU class reunions. Reunions will be held for the classes of 1971, 1976, 1981, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006. Saturday chapel is held in Old Chapel Hall and will be followed by band, University Singers and Chorale performances. Homecoming culminates with the Lion and Lady Lion basketball games Saturday, Nov. 12. The excitement begins at 11 a.m. with Pride Walk from the Commons to the Brewer Sports Center. Immediately following is tailgating, which includes a number of child-friendly activities such as face painting and games. At 1 p.m. the Lady

Nathan Lee, on Nov. 2. Drs. McCallum and Wilson Mr. and Mrs. James Biddler of Lexington are the parents of a daughter who was born Nov. 5. November 11, 1971 “Co. Court Approves Ambulance Plans” Chester Countians, faced with the loss of ambulance service in the county, can breathe a little easier now as a result of actions taken by the Chester County Quarterly Court. By a vote of 17-3, the court approved a plan submitted by M&W Ambulance Service, owned by Billy Martin and Elmer Weaver of Henderson, to set up a private ambulance service in the county for a three-year period at a cost to the county of $112,000. Under the proposal adopt-

of trash on private property and roadways in Chester County. According to Sheriff Smith, garbage, paper, beer cans, and other litter is being deposited along the roads instead of being carried to the city dump. Citizens are urged to report offenders, either by name or license number, to the Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff said that each case that was reported would be thoroughly investigated. The Litter Law carries a $25 fine plus court cost, and will be strictly enforced by the county officials. The city dump has been provided as a place for the citizens of the county to dispose of their garbage and the Sheriff pleads with everyone to cooperate by using the dump, which will make Chester County a more beautiful place to live.

Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

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Only film is used weekly to impress the children with everything from the rewards of acceptable behavior to the wonders of the world's classics. Art activities using clay, finger paints or other creative materials are a part of each day's program. Mrs. Vearle Jane Hackett, who teaches the kindergarten group, is an honor graduate of Harding College and wife of Dick Hackett, FHC art Instructor. “Births” Henderson Clinic Mr. and Mrs. Billy Edward Slaughter of Medon announce the arrival of a son,

ed by the court, M&W has agreed to furnish two brandnew oxygen equipped ambulances on a round the clock basis to any Chester County citizen. The firm also stipulated they would open an office in downtown Henderson and employ five qualified persons including the two owners. Under the contract accepted by the court, M&W Ambulance Service will operate under a set schedule of rates which cannot be changed during the life of the contract or without prior approval of the court. Also, it was stipulated by the county, M&W Ambulance Service will have the exclusive right to operate an ambulance service in the county. “Sheriff Declares All-Out War On Garbage” Sheriff R. D. Smith has declared war on the dumping

Lions will play the University of Mobile and at 3 p.m. the Lions will play Shorter University. Club competition awards, and the Homecoming

court winners will be presented between the two games. For more information on Homecoming, visit

Henderson City Animal Control currently has two precious puppies awaiting a new home. They are short-haired brown and white females, full of energy and puppy love. Call 989-4628 for more information on how you can add one (or both) to your family today. Sponsored by:

Sponsor a dog, help save a life We at the Chester County Independent are committed to running “Puppy Personals” on a weekly basis. However, due to the limited amount of space in each week’s edition, we are often unable to feature each dog in need of a new home. Dogs featured in “Puppy Personals” are waiting at Henderson Animal Control for a loving person to adopt them and offer them a new lease on life. If you would like to sponsor a dog to be featured on this page, contact Trish or Marvin at the Independent at 731989-4624. For the cost of $5 per week (for a minimum of four weeks), sponsors will have their name, name of family members, business, or community organization featured below the picture of a dog that needs a forever home.


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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wind power a ‘dud’ during summer’s heat wave Wind-powered generation failed to significantly contribute toward meeting record demand for electricity caused by a heat wave that hovered over much of the United States in July. This is because the high-pressure dome that settled over half of the country reduced wind velocity during afternoon peak hours. Critics of renewable energy’s intermittency pointed to this problem during the 2010 Texas heat wave and last winter’s deep freeze in the United Kingdom. Renewable energy websites are usually quick to praise new commercial turbine farms brought on line and increased output from wind generation, but as a whole these digital sources included little or no reference to performance during the weeklong heat wave that even blistered New England and Canada. did, however, carry this headline: “Heat wave hits U.S. as wind power potential soars.” The thrust of the article was speculation about the Cape Wind Project in Nantucket Sound. Had this still controversial 130-turbine facility been constructed and in operation, the website claimed, “about 75 percent of the electricity demand of Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket” would have been met. “In 2007, Cape Wind published a report entitled, Comparison of Cape Wind Scientific Data Tower Wind Speed Data with ISO New England List of Top Ten Electric Demand Days, which found a strong correlation between hot summer days, record electric demand and strong afternoon winds offshore, often due to the sea breeze effect,” the website reported. But this didn’t help when New England temperatures soared this summer. Neither were commercial wind farms in Texas and the Great Plains able to brag about helping keep air conditioners in

operation. The Austin American Statesmen did have this article on July 20: “For much of the past decade, Austin has relied mostly on wind from West Texas to achieve renewableenergy goals, even as city officials warned that it mostly blows at night, when people need electricity the least. Now Austin Energy officials say they are close to a deal to buy more wind that would overcome that shortcoming. The city-owned utility is close to inking a pair of contracts to pay about $50 million a year — the final amount is still under negotiation — for electricity generated by two companies building large-scale wind farms along the Texas coast. Wind there tends to blow mostly during the afternoon and early evening, when the city needs it most, even in summer, according to utility officials examining the offer.” The heat wave also affected Canadian provinces and their wind power assets. According to media reports, Ontario’s 1,200 megawatts (MW) of total wind capacity were crippled by the high-pressure system of heat and humidity. “All those turbines dotting Ontario’s landscape . . . have been a dud in this weather,” said Toronto CTV News reporter Paul Bliss during a July 19 broadcast, further noting that wind generation met only six MW of the province’s peak of 23,000 MW. So, as the Environmental Protection Agency seeks to shut down power plants to improve air quality and the backlash against nuclear generation continues, remember that wind power won’t help keep the air conditioners humming during summer heat waves or heaters functioning during extended winter deep freezes. Unless we reverse course and begin building new base load generation facilities, we’re going to run out of electricity when we need it the most.

Veterans Day: I am a veteran’s wife

I am a veteran’s wife. We are the ones who remain on the home front rather than the front lines. We don’t risk our lives in combat, but we know the sick feeling of waiting weeks for a phone call. Veterans’ wives have fought back fear that accompanies a ringing doorbell when we haven’t heard from our husbands for days. We have learned to sleep with the phone next to our pillow rather than a warm body in the bed beside us. Veterans’ wives are strong. We can handle last minute orders for moves around the globe. We know how to plan, replan, unplan, and make contingency plans for holidays, birthdays, and homecomings. Unexpected deployments may change our plans, but veterans’ wives know how to adapt. We wait months, sometimes even a year or more, to see our husbands, and we know that the saying, “distance makes the heart grow fonder” is true. Veterans may stand on the front lines protecting our country. They fight the battles on foreign soil and keep their homeland safe. They stand ready to fight and die, and they deserve our nation’s gratitude for their service. On Veterans’ Day, let’s honor them, but let’s also remember the wives – and husbands – who have stood aside while their husbands – and even wives – have gone to war. My initiation into the world of being a military

wife came well before we ever got married. Chris and I had been dating for a year, and I expected a proposal during my Christmas vacation to Germany. My proposal didn’t come in my own set timeframe because Chris wanted to propose during the summer and for us to have a fall or winter wedding. However, during our time together in Germany, I kept hearing rumors that his unit was going back to Iraq. Chris assured me that the rumors were nothing more than rumors, but by April, his unit was in the field preparing to deploy. When things started sounding serious, and we knew that he was going to deploy, we decided to get married as soon as he came home on leave. It didn’t matter that he hadn’t met my friends and family or that I didn’t even have a ring, we were going to get married before he left – otherwise, I would be nothing more than his girlfriend, a position in the military that has absolutely no substance at all. No one would call me if something happened to him. No one would tell him if something happened to me. I would be a nobody in the eyes of the military. While Chris was in the field, preparing for war, I was at home planning a wedding. I had reserved a wedding chapel and bought a dress, and I hadn’t heard from my fiancé for almost a month. I didn’t even know if my fiancé was still my fiancé. In fact,

I wasn’t even sure that he was going to make it home in time for the July wedding. That was my first taste of military life – make plans if you must, but be prepared for the military to change them for you. Less than two weeks after we married, I put my new husband on a plane back to Germany. I joined him a week later, but that wasn’t the glorious start to a marriage that every girl dreams of. We didn’t know when his unit was set to leave, so I booked my ticket home for some time in early September, a month away. Days after I arrived, we got word that they were leaving in two weeks. I changed my ticket to fly home for the day after his unit left because I couldn’t bear to leave without seeing him off. For 15 months, I was glued to my cell phone and my computer. I almost never turned the ringer on my phone off, and if I did, I kept it in my pocket, so I could feel it ring if he called me. I ran home at lunch to check my instant messenger. I kept my computer speakers turned up full blast while I slept in case he came online since he was eight or nine hours ahead of our time. I tried to be a normal person while my husband was deployed, but it’s diffi-

cult when you know the person you love is in harm’s way. Being a veteran’s spouse is difficult. When he got R&R, we didn’t know exactly when he would get to fly home. He had a window of time to leave Iraq, but then he waited at a base in Kuwait for days, throwing off the entire schedule. I didn’t know until 48 hours before when exactly his plane would land in Tennessee. When he had to return, it was Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day really stinks when you have to send your loved one back to war. The redeployment to Germany was just as confusing. I wanted to be there; it was October, and I hadn’t seen my husband since February. We had been married for more than 15 months, and we had only spent a month together. I waited in a hotel in Germany for a week before Chris’ unit finally arrived. Having my husband home was worth the wait. Even though he has been out of the Army since 2009, I will always be a veteran’s wife. Just as those who serve will always be veterans, those who wait and watch for them at home will always recall our own roles while they were away.

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CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT November 1, 2011 A theft was reported at a residence on Baughn St. Missing items included seven DVD movies and prescription medication including Citalopram, H y d r o c o d i n e , Cyclobenzapr and Xanax. November 2, 2011 A Chester County resident reported the theft of her wallet from her vehicle. The wallet contained personal identification, check cards and check book. Vicky Jean Ables, 43, 302 Steed St., was arrested and charged with burglary and two counts of theft under $500. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $100,000 bond. David Michael Barber, 20, 435 Jacks Creek St., was arrested on a straight indictment. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $3,000 bond. November 3, 2011 A JVC CD player , silver, with removable faceplate, and valued at $150, and a Garmen Nuvi 1300 GPS valued at $150 were reportedly stolen from an unlocked vehicle at FreedHardeman University. Eric Steven Arment, 32, 419 Regina Dr., was arrested on a straight indictment. He is held in the Chester County jail without bond. Roy Tyler Byrum, 18, Medon, was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $300 bond. Demarcus Keyon Cole, 25, Jackson, was arrested and charged with armed robbery. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond. Nina Denise Glover, 50, Finger, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license, criminal impersonation and violation of the vehicle financial responsibility act. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. Gabriel A. Swaidner, 27, Jackson, was arrested and charged with possession of burglary tools, theft under $500 and criminal trespassing. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $5,000 bond. November 4, 2011 A bicycle was reported missing from a yard on Mifflin Ave. The bicycle was described as an adult bicycle, older, and white, with no handle bar covers, valued at $50. Drew Thomas Lott, 21, 210 Cecil Thomas Road, was arrested and charged with manufacture/deliver/sell of a controlled substance. He is held in the Chester County jail with no bond. November 5, 2011 A vehicle on East Third St. was reportedly vandalized. According to the

report, both driver’s side tires were punctured, resulting in damages of approximately $200. Jonathan A. Dickerson, 39, 405 Baughn St., was arrested and charged with two counts of simple domestic assault. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. November 6, 2011 Southwest Human Resource Agency, 1527 White Ave., reported the theft of catalytic converters from five agency cars. Damage is estimated at $2,500. Prescription medication was reportedly stolen from a residence at White Avenue Apartments. Missing medication included Xanax, Lortab, Soma and Morphine (Kaidian). Billy Joe McNeal, 55, 463 White Ave., was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $2,000 bond. Dee’s Discount Drugs, 689 Kimberly Dr., was reportedly burglarized. Damage was estimated at approximately $450, and missing medications included 1,000 7.5 mg Hydrocodone, 250 .5 mg Hydrocodone, two bottles of 5/325 Hydrocodone/Acetaminop hen, and two bottles of 7 . 5 / 2 0 0 Hydrocodone/Acetaminop hen. November 7, 2011 Edgar Garcia Rodriguez, 32, 443 Fourth St., was arrested and charged with attempt – statutory rape and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. He is held in the Chester County jail, to see the judge. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT November 3, 2011 4:36 a.m. – Hwy 45 N, brake fire on tractor trailer. November 5, 2011 4:27 a.m. – 606 Luray Ave., house fire. 1:23 p.m. – 330 E University St., FreedHardeman University, Woods-East Hall, burnt food on stove. November 7, 2011 7:13 a.m. – 209 E Main St., Freed-Hardeman University, Paul Gray Hall, false alarm. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT October 31, 2011 Joey Lynn Fair, 44, Jackson, was arrested and charged with violation of probation. He is being held in the Chester County jail, to see the judge. Cadace Kaye Parker, 48, 1275 Maness Road, was arrested and charged with forgery and theft under $500. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,500 bond. November 1, 2011 A deputy responded to a dogs-at-large call. November 2, 2011 Barbara Ann Day, 37, Jackson, was arrested on a straight indictment. She is

held in the Chester County jail, without bond. Lawrence Anceo Ingram, 53, 1415 Sunshine Road, was arrested and charged with contempt of court. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $750 bond. Daryl Wayne Maness, 37, Finger, was arrested on a straight indictment. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $25,000 bond. Shannon Ann Maness, 36, Finger, was arrested on a straight indictment. She is held in the Chester County jail with no bond. November 3, 2011 Jamison Jamelle Surratt, 25, Finger, was arrested on a straight indictment. He was released from the Chester County jail on his own recognizance. November 4, 2011 Medrekus Leonta McKinnie, 18, 425 Mifflin Ave., was arrested and charged with violation of the drinking age law. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. November 5, 2011 A theft report was taken at a residence on Old Montezuma Road. According to the report, jewelry and old coins were taken from the residence. The jewelry included a 1.5 karat ring with four diamonds valued at $1,500, a 1 karat diamond engagement ring valued at $2,000 and a gold rope chain and bracelet valued at $500. Missing coins included 50 half dollars, 50 silver dollars, and several mercury dimes, all combined valued at $1,000. Damage to a home and property due to gunfire was reported on Cricket Lane. According to the report, the resident reported returning home to find glass from a Grandfather clock in the floor, where it appeared a bullet had entered the house through a wall and into the clock, breaking the glass. November 7, 2011 Dillon Anthony Allen, 19, Bethel Springs, was arrested and charged with aggravated criminal trespassing, theft of property $10,000 to $59,999, and vandalism. He is held in the Chester County jail, waiting to see the judge. G and S Transportation, 420 Grissom Lane, reported a missing load of steel, which had been picked up in Wisconsin, but had not yet been delivered. According to the report, the driver and truck were later located in Shelby County. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT October 31, 2011 1:07 p.m. – 625 Forest trail, house fire, Station One Volunteer Fire Department responding. November 1, 2011

5:45 p.m. – 1900 Hwy 22A South, cotton modular fire, Jacks Creek Volunteer Fire Department responding. November 3, 2011 6:58 a.m. – 1700 block of Clarks Creek Road, transformer fire, Station One Volunteer Fire Department responding. November 1, 2011 5:25 a.m. – 5345 Sweetlips Road, EMS/no fire, Sweetlips Volunteer Fire Department responding. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT Anthony Tony Massengill, 52, 462 Fourth St., was found guilty of count one: aggravated criminal trespassing; count two: theft under $500; count three: aggravated criminal trespass; count four: theft under $500; count five: attempted aggravated criminal trespass; count six: aggravated criminal trespass; and count eight: vandalism under $500. Count one: He was sentenced to 11 months in the Chester County jail, to serve a minimum of 75 percent prior to eligibility for work release, furlough, trusty status or rehabilitative programs, receiving credit for time served pretrial. Counts two through six: He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail for each count, to serve a minimum of 75 percent prior to eligibility for work release, furlough, trusty status or rehabilitative programs. Count eight: He was sentenced to 11 months in the Chester County jail, to serve a minimum of 75 percent prior to eligibility for work release, furlough, trusty status or rehabilitative programs. He was ordered to pay court costs and restitution. All counts are concurrent. John Edward Carlson Jr., 31, Enville, was found guilty of promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced to two years in a TDOC facility for each count, receiving credit for time served, suspended and supervised. He was ordered to receive an alcohol and drug assessment and complete all recommendations, and was ordered to pay court costs plus a $2,000 fine. All counts are concurrent. Gary Reeves, 47, was found to be in violation of probation. His probation was revoked and the original sentence of six years in a TDOC facility was imposed.

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Obituaries Lowanda June Ashlock March 30, 1934 – Oct. 28, 2011 Lowanda June Ashlock, 77, left this world for Glory on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ark., with David Gibson and Bob Logsdon officiating, assisted by Jason Ashlock, Michael Meredith, Jay Allen and Harlan Wood. Pallbearers were Gene Williams, Drew Smith, Jason Ashlock, Keith Proctor, David Ashlock, and Harlan Wood. Honorary Pallbearers were the Shepherds of the Valley View Church of Christ. June was the daughter of Loey and Agnes Proctor, long-time farmers in Bay, Ark. She grew up in the Bay community. She graduated with honors from Bay High School in 1953, was popular and active in many school events and served as a class officer. She attended Business College in Jonesboro, Ark. She was married to Andrew Ashlock July 5, 1954, in Bay, Ark., by Jamie Knight. They had three children. She worked for several years at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, cared for children for many years in her home and later worked in the cafeteria at the MacArthur Junior High School. She and her husband operated two grocery stores through the years, one in Jonesboro and one in Bay. She was a remarkable woman in every way, a most beloved wife and mother, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a Christian and loved the Lord God and His holy word. She served as a Bible class teacher and helped in various church works in congregations in Michigan and Arkansas. She was a member of the Valley View Church of Christ in Jonesboro, Ark. Throughout her life she had been faithful to the Lord. Her husband served as an elder of the Lord’s church in Flint, Mich., New Haven and Fisher Street in Jonesboro, Ark., and Ward Street in Hardy, Ark. Family and church were the things most dear to her in life. Due to her inspiration and encouragement, her children obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ and her son became a gospel preacher, serving churches in various communities in Arkansas, Illinois, and Tennessee. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Andrew Ashlock; a son, Allen Ashlock (Mary) of Jonesboro, Ark.; a daughter, Patti Williams (Gene) of Henderson, Tenn.; a brother, Harold Proctor (Marian) of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Sarah (Bob), Jason (Rita), Rachel, (Alex) Drew Shannon, and Savannah; two greatgrandchildren, Miriam and Samuel; many nieces and nephews; many other family members and dear friends; and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. June was preceded in death by her parents, Loey and Agnes Proctor; and a daughter, Amy Lou Geddie. Special appreciation is extended to the Valley View Church of Christ for its love and support and for the wonderful care given to her and her family by the employees at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. In addition, special appreciation is extended to Mary Ashlock who as a loving daughter–in-law gave such special care to June for many years. Those wishing to leave lasting memorials are urged to consider the Valley View Church of Christ, 4500 Southwest Drive, Jonesboro, Ark., 72404 or the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 1148 East Matthews Avenue, Jonesboro, Ark., 72401. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 10, 2011

Timothy Bruce Crum Date of Death – Nov. 7, 2011 Timothy Bruce Crum, 34, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at his home. Funeral services will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Terry Bell officiating. The family will receive friends at Casey Chapel beginning at 11 a.m. Friday until service time. He was born in Ripley, Miss., and raised in Corinth, the son of the late Timmy Dale Crum and Deborah Annette Woodall Seefelt. He attended school at Alcorn County, Miss. He married Amber Cherry in 2008. They made their home in Henderson. He loved to fish and play pool. He is survived by his wife, Amber Leigh Cherry Crum; a son, Myles Crum; and a daughter, Savannah Crum, all of Henderson. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 10, 2011

Imagene Owens Date of Death – Nov. 6, 2011 Imagene Owens, 64, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel. Burial followed in Refuge Cemetery in McNairy County. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 10, 2011

Monty H. Patterson Date of Death – Nov. 5, 2011 Monty H. Patterson, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel. Burial followed in Memory gardens in Hardin County. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 10, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sharon Ann Smith Fisher

The Hell House Really Burns

Date of Death – Oct. 31, 2011 Sharon Ann Smith Fisher, 61, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel. Burial followed in Sweetlips Cemetery. She was born and reared in Chester County, the daughter of the late John Riley and Mary Gladys Terry Smith. She graduated Chester County High in 1968 and attended Business College in Memphis. She worked as a typesetter at the Chester County Independent and also did field reporting. She worked at J.T. Baker in Jackson. She and her former husband, Tony Fisher, owned and operated Fisher Auto Wholesale in Jackson. She had been in poor health for the past three years. She was a member of the Sweetlips Baptist Church. She is survived by four sisters, Betty Smith Woodward of Henderson, Lorraine Smith Peterson (Pete) of Jackson, Doris Smith Patton (Charles) of Barton, Ms. and Glenna Smith Lucas of Henderson; and a brother, Mickey Lynn Smith of Henderson. She was preceded in death in 1983 by a brother, Larry Paul Smith. Chester County Independent

By Ronnie McBrayer

(Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 10, 2011

Patsy Ann Shepard Elder Date of Death – Nov. 8, 2011 Patsy Ann Shepard Elder, 72, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Bro. Rick Seaton officiating. Burial will be in Henderson City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Casey Chapel 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday. She was born and reared in Bowling Green, Mo., the daughter of the late Lonnie Harold and Violet Marie Nutter Shepard. She went to school in Bowling Green, Mo. She married Glenn Elder in 1955. They made their home in Missouri until 1974 when they moved to Henderson. She worked at Chester Manufacturing and then Salant & Salant. After retirement, she remained in Henderson to be close to her family and friends. She loved to paint and sew for the family. She is survived by three sons; Ricky Elder of Lexington, Gary Elder of Jackson and Lonnie Elder of Jackson; and three daughters, Brenda Fraser of Medon, Linda Cupples of Henderson and Debbie Elder of Kansas; a sister, Bonnie Sue Penrod of Missouri; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Elder in 2003 and a sister, Shirley Eoff. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 10, 2011

Bring-a-dish meal, DVD at FBC First Baptist Church in Henderson invites the public to join them at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, for a bring-adish meal, followed by a DVD devotional, "Living Your Life as a Beautiful Offering." This DVD explains how our lives can be a beautiful offering to God. This is a ladies' event. There is no charge.

Keeping the Faith

Years ago I accepted a friend’s mysterious invitation to attend what he said would be the “greatest Halloween celebration” I would ever experience. He wouldn’t share much more than that. So we met for dinner and then traveled deep into the spooky Tennessee hills to where a little community church was hosting, much to my chagrin, a “Hell House.” For the uninitiated (oh, lucky you!), a Hell House, also known as a “Judgment House,” is an evangelicalrevivalistic adaptation of a Haunted House. At each Hell House the script is pretty much the same. A small group of attendees is led through the designated area and witnesses scenes of violence or tragedy, scenes typically acted out by high school or college students from the local church. These scenes may involve a group of drunken teenagers killed in a car accident, a frat house drug overdose, or a horrid suicide. In that Hell House I was snookered into years ago, the main script revolved around a school shooting complete with copious amounts of fake blood, cracking firearms, and a horde of the dead and dying. The manifestations are many, but the outcome is always the same: Somebody is going to die and go straight to hell. The attendees watch as the dearly departed take their ill-prepared stand before the judgment of God, only to be dragged away by the howling, soul-thirsty demons to burn in eternal fire. After all this shock and awe, and with half of the attendees usually in tears, it creates just the right moment for the Hell House organizers to present a tract or brochure from the church, to give a spontaneous altar call to repentance, or to conduct some plain old fashioned fear mongering. My friend thought I would benefit from seeing such a thing, hoping that I would lead my own congregation in hosting a Hell House the next Halloween. He was wrong. I’m not a fan of those things, and as soon as the school shooting scenario began to play itself out, I went home. Halloween is a strange holiday, and not because of the costumes, ghosts, and goblins. Like so many of our holidays, it is a muddled fusion of the pagan with the Christian. When the world started to turn toward Christianity many centuries ago, and the church was consecrating heathen worship sites and customs left and right, day and night, a lot of the paganism was kept for adaptive purposes. Since then (and even before) the rites and rituals have gotten so jumbled together, that looking back, it is sometimes impossible to tell where paganism ended and Christianity began. This doesn’t stop some believers from working very hard to redeem October 31st. In fact, they work so hard at it, they go backward rather than forward, calling on the elements of fear, coercion, and dread more than hope and redemption. Hell Houses put emphasis on a horrible, dare I say, pagan concept of God. God is portrayed not much differently than an eternally angry executioner who takes delight in sending virgins and sinners over the edge into the volcano. God becomes a terrifying hobgoblin rising on the night of Samhain or an insatiable Zeus hurling lightning bolts from Mt. Olympus until someone can appease him. The message of the Hell House is intentionally crystal clear: “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” Halloween or not, I believe the words of the Disciple John, who was casting off so much pagan misconception in his own day. He said, “God is love, and love expels all fear. The thought of being punished is what makes us afraid, and this shows that we have not fully experienced God’s perfect love.” So here is the contrast in sharp focus: Paganism imagines what we must do to keep God from hating and destroying us. But faith leads us in joyfully celebrating and living the perfect mercy and love of God. The choice is the life of fear, or the life of love. The difference between these two makes all the difference in the world. Ronnie McBrayer is a syndicated columnist, speaker, and author. His books include “Leaving Religion, Following Jesus” and “The Jesus Tribe.” Visit his website at

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Questions and answers from the UT Extension By J. Brian Signaigo UT Extension Agent III

Chester County Farm Bureau to have Annual Meeting On Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m., the Chester County Farm Bureau will have their annual meeting at the Senior Center. A covered dish meal will be served. The guest speakers will be County Mayor, Dwain Seaton, and City Mayor, Bobby King.

Schedule Free and Confidential Small Business Development Counseling Are you interested in starting your own business or need business counseling? On Thursday, Nov. 10, a representative from the TN Small Business Development Center will be at Chester County Chamber of Commerce. Call 989-5222 to schedule a free and confidential meeting.

Senior Centers plan trips Chester County Senior Center is planning a trip to Gatlinburg Dec. 5-7, 2011. Make your $50 deposit now, with the balance due on Nov. 14, when there will be a meeting at the senior center. The prices are single $395, double $340, triple $330, and quad is $310. The trip includes breakfast at the center, lunch at the Golden Corral, the show Country Tonight, Titanic Tour, the show American Oldies with lunch and dinner at Woods Grill, and lunch at Cracker Barrel on the way back. Call 989-7434 for more information. Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a wonderful 11 day, 10 night trip Aug. 25-Sept. 5, 2012, to Alaska. Tour highlights include round trip airfare, 7 days aboard the Sapphire Princess with stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Anchorage, scenic touring through Glacier National Park and College Fjord. We will then board the Denali Express Train for Denali National Park. Also included is a tour of Fairbanks, a gold mine tour plus much more.

A Field of Flags to Fly Again In its fourth year, A Field of Flags returns to the courthouse lawn in November. A spectacle of red, white and blue, each American flag represents the life of a patriot. All honorees will be recognized at the Veteran’s Day ceremony at City Hall on Nov. 11. To purchase a flag for $25 or for more information, contact Kim at 989-2363, Monica at 989-2991 or Janeane at 989-7222.

Selmer Community Center to have 3rd Annual Craft and Merchandise Mart From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11-12, Selmer Community Center, 230 N. 5th Street in Selmer, will host their 3’rd Annual Crafts and Merchandise Mart. There will be all kinds of crafts and merchandise, wood art, candles, jewelry and bead art, Tupperware, monogrammed clothing, and much more. Admission is free. All are invited to come and support this non-profit organization.

chase good Schwan’s food to fill your freezer, and at the same time, you will be giving to the children at St. Jude.

Phillips to have School Reunion The Phillips School Reunion will be begin at noon on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Hickory Corner Community Center on State Route 225, in Hickory Corner with a potluck meal. Bring your pictures or other memorabilia! For more information, call Buddy Richardson at 983-0399 or 608-3519, Bill Phillips at 989-9483, Judy Holmes Cranford at 989-2080 or Edith Lott Sills at 989-3271.

The Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra will be in concert with Rampart Winds The Jackson Symphony is proud to announce a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, featuring The Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra in concert with a traditional woodwind quintet, Rampart Winds of the United States Air Force Academy Band. Rampart Winds will be featured in performance with The Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra and will also perform works from its diverse repertoire. The concert performance will be at the Northside United Methodist Church of Jackson, 2571 North Highland Avenue. In honor of Veterans Day, The Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra will also be proud to host a Presentation of the Colors by the Northside High School Air Force Junior ROTCC Color Guard led by Chief Master Sergeant Wayne Barron. Veterans are invited to attend and will be honored during the performance. For further information, please contact the offices of The Jackson Symphony at (731) 427-6440.

Tennessee Lives and Legacies Exhibit to Open Nov. 13 The Tennessee Lives and Legacies exhibit will feature folk artists representing every area of Tennessee, representing different ethnicities and different cultural specialties, from music and crafts to cooking and marble playing. Come to the Ned R. McWherter West TN Cultural Arts Center, 314 E. Main St,, Jackson, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 13 through Dec. 30, to enjoy this multi-faceted project that highlights 25 selected folk art subjects from across Tennessee. For more information, visit the website at

Special Needs Athletics – Selmer Begins Soccer Season Nov. 15

The FHU Associates County Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, at the Bader Gym on the FHU campus. We will have handcrafted holiday gifts, delicious baked goods, and a holiday luncheon on Friday and Saturday. A silent auction will be held on Saturday with many very nice articles. Bids will close at noon Saturday.

Special Needs Athletics – Selmer is proud to announce the start of its next sport for Special Needs Athletes! At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, SNA – Selmer Soccer games will begin. All games will be played at the Selmer Community Center, 230 N. 5th Street. The games will run for six weeks, with the last game being played on Dec. 20. If you have a Special Needs Athlete that is not currently signed up, you may contact Linda Taylor at 610-7557 for sign up information. Athletes may also sign up the first night of the games. SNA – Selmer is looking forward to a season of soccer that is as fun and successful as the baseball season was! Everyone is invited to come and cheer on these great athletes!

Word Weavers meets each month

Benefit to be held for family of Michael Steven Kennedy

Word Weavers, a local writing group, meets at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and every second Saturday of the month at the Chester County Library. Word Weavers is a group for anyone interested in writing. Visitors are welcome. The public is invited.

There will be a benefit for the family of Michael Steven Kennedy on Nov. 19 at the Selmer Community Center. From 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., there will be a yard sale, and from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. the benefit will include a silent auction, a live auction, a cakewalk, food and much more. To make a donation for the auction or cakewalk call Samantha at 439-1148. Come out and help support this family.

FHU Associates to have County Fair

Roby Fire Department to have Fundraiser On Saturday, Nov. 12, the Roby Fire Department is having their fundraiser event. At 4:30 p.m. supper will be served and at 6 p.m. the cakewalk will begin. Come and enjoy good food and association.

Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department to have Fundraiser Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the New Friendship Community Center, hamburger and hot dog suppers will be ready to serve. The price is $5 per plate. At 6:30 p.m. the cakewalk will start. Weather permitting there will be train rides for the young people for $3 a ride. All proceeds go to the Hill Top Volunteer Fire Department. Everyone is invited.

Chester County Middle School to have Pancake Breakfast The Chester County Middle School Pancake Breakfast will be 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Included in the $5 breakfast are sausage, pancakes, and a drink. Takeouts will be available. Come by, enjoy the food, and support our school.

Team Henderson Helping St. Jude to have Schwan’s truckload sale Team Henderson Helping St. Jude is having a Schwan’s Truckload St. Jude Fundraiser beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the gravel lot beside the Chester County Bank main branch. Come and pur-

Clay Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass Show coming to Adamsville The Clay Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass Show will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Marty (Community Center) in Adamsville. Performers will include Willie Eubanks and Crossroads; Flatwoods; Wayne Jarrolds and Savannah Grass. Donations will be taken for show expenses. Concessions will be available. There will be NO show in December.

Southwest Human Resource Agency to distribute commodities From 8 a.m. until noon Wednesday, Nov. 23, the Southwest Human Resource agency will distribute commodities at the National Guard Armory in Henderson. No certificates will be accepted after noon. New certificates are issued at the Southwest Community Center, 269 N. Church Street. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No new certificates will be issued on the day of distribution. No person shall on the grounds of race, color or national origin be excluded from participation or be denied benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Is your beef calving percentage 100 percent? In other words, did all your cows have a calf last year? If not, it would certainly be beneficial to find the cause. Have all the cows been vaccinated to avoid reproductive disease that may cause a missed calf? Are cows at their optimum nutrition level to carry a calf? Have you checked your bull(s) to see if they are able to do their job? All too often, bull evaluation is overlooked, or it may be considered just too much trouble or some may think it “costs” too much. How much does it cost to keep cows that aren’t giving you anything back? Your bull(s) have more direct influence on total herd calving percentage than your cows do. Think about it, cows only have “influence” over one calf. On the other hand,

bulls have influence on many calves, figuring one bull per 20 cows. So, if you’ve got a cow, or cows, that don’t calve, is it her fault or that of the bull? The only true way to find out, and the easiest way, is to have the bull(s) evaluated by a veterinarian. Last year, three bull evaluation clinics in our area found 12 percent of the bulls failed. So, what beef producer can afford to lose 12 percent (or more!) of the calf crop? Understandably, many beef producers don’t want to “mingle” their stock with others, but you can transport your bull(s) to the vet or have the vet

visit you. Either way, don’t “bet” on your calf crop – get your bulls evaluated! The annual Savannah Bull Test is set for Dec. 2 and 3, at the Hardin County Stockyard. The vet will check semen quality, feet/legs/eyes/etc., vaccinate for Vibro and Lepto, body condition score and worming for only $30. They’ll take the first 85 bulls only – you MUST call the Hardin County Extension office at 925-3441 to sign up your bull(s). Call the UT Extension, Chester County office at 989-2103 for more information about bull evaluations.

Ballet Memphis to present Nutcracker For more than 20 years, Ballet Memphis has celebrated the holiday season with its adaptation of N u t c r a c k e r . Choreographed by Janet Parke and Karl Condon (artistic staff at Ballet Memphis) and Joseph Jefferies (a former Ballet Memphis company member), Nutcracker features members of the professional company and the Junior Company, as well as area children, and is a favorite holiday tradition for all ages. This year, Ballet Memphis will be accompanied by the Memphis Symphony

Orchestra and a 30-member children’s choir for the performances (except for school matinees). “A young girl named Clara believes that magic can happen, that she has the capacity to help turn the tide in a struggle for the better, and that she can help others experience beauty,” said Dorothy Gunther Pugh, founder and artistic director of Ballet Memphis. “Clara does what all of us can do in our own brief lives: She expands experience of her first supportive and loving community—her family—to a larg-

Ballet Memphis presents Nutcracker Dec. 2-4 The Orpheum Tickets $5, $22, $43, $72

Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

Ballet Memphis presents Nutcracker Tea at The Peabody Sunday, Nov. 20, 2-4 p.m. $45 per person, including valet parking, ticket, tax/gratuity and a donation to Ballet Memphis.

For information go to

er gathering, and to a greater good, helping someone in need, and celebrating with people from around the world, each in their own cultural vocabulary.” Ballet Memphis’ production of Nutcracker features more than 100 cast members, most in multiple roles. Different casts will be rotated throughout the run. Children are featured prominently in the production’s three casts. There will be two school matinees, each beginning at 9:45 a.m.: Thursday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 2. Children admission is $5 each, and there will be one free adult ticket for every 10 children’s tickets purchased.

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Around the world and back – Rowland served with honor, now content to stay home By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

When World War II began, Drew Rowland had no intention of enlisting. He was content at home, working on the family farm. His older brother Burl had been drafted to serve in the Philippines, and without Drew’s help, his sisters would be in charge of all the work on their farm near Silerton. He had no intention of joining the army, serving his country or even leaving Chester County. “I wanted to stay home with Mother and Dad,” he said. However, 19-year-old Rowland’s name was called in January 1943, and he joined two busloads of Chester County boys who went for military evaluations. Along with about half of the draftees, Rowland remained. He began in processing at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., but it soon became apparent he had contracted pneumonia. Rowland spent 13 days in the infirmary recovering from his illness, and when he was deemed fit for duty, all of the local boys had already been sent to other training facilities. “I didn’t see another Tennessean while I was there until I got home,” Rowland recalled. Rowland began basic training at Ft. Riley, Kan. When he completed his training, he was assigned to the 124th Cavalry, the last horse-mount unit in the United States Army. At the time, the U.S. was uncertain of where Mexico’s allegiance fell, whether with the U.S. or with Japan, so the 124th Cavalry was assigned to patrol the border between Fort Ringgold in Rio Grande City to Brownsville, Texas. Rowland stated that they never encountered any opposition from the Mexican people, and after about a year, the unit was assigned to the campaign in India. “I guess they needed troops over there worse than they did anywhere else,” he said. His unit returned to Kansas to await their orders, and they turned their horses out to pasture before leaving. Horses wouldn’t have been effective on the Burma Road with deserts and mountains to cross from Calcutta into China. Instead, they were assigned mules to pack

their gear through the treacherous terrain. Rowland recalls arriving in Ramgarh, India, for several weeks of intense jungle training, and then he was flown into Burma under heavy Japanese fire. “We encountered the Japs about everywhere w e

tigers and occasionally saw their tracks. Although it was hot and dry on the Indian plains, it was “real cold on top of the mountains.” One night at the very top of the mountain, Rowland decided to dig into the ground for warmth. “Me and my buddy dug a hole about 18-inches

went.” T h e Burma Road was dangerous, and Rowland’s unit had the daunting task of cutting off the Burma Road and sneaking up behind the enemy lines. “I was in the mortar squad, and going up the mountains we had the mules,” he said. “We led with the heavy equipment – machine guns, mortars – and we also cut off the Burma Road and moved behind the Jap lines.” There were many times that Rowland didn’t think he would make it home. In addition to the ever-present assault from Japanese forces, supplies tended to be sporadic. About every three days, planes dropped supplies for the soldiers, but “When it was cloudy and rainy, we didn’t get any drops. We went hungry.” C- and K-rations were the main sources of food for the soldiers, but they didn’t guarantee a steady supply of food. “I remember I would get C-rations cakes and find some powdered milk and lumps of sugar. I’d mix those cakes, sugar and powdered milk, and set it on a rock and put a banana leaf over it and let it soak all night, and that’s what I had for breakfast. For lunch, they gave us a package of lemon drops. We didn’t stop for lunch, we just marched right on.” Hunger and enemies were not the only dangers, the troops faced on the Burma Road. “We were over there with the wild animals – lions and tigers, monkeys and baboons,” he said. “We could hear elephants squalling at night. They told us elephants didn’t like mules, and we had mules. The commanding officers told us if the elephants attacked us, don’t shoot at their heads, shoot at their front knees.” Fortunately, he never encountered a dangerous wild animal but at night, they could hear lions and

deep and put wheat straw in there. We left our canteens on top of the ground, and they froze. Got up that morning to leave out, and the mountain was so high, we could look down and the clouds were below us, and airplanes were flying below us.” As they approached the Japanese line, “We could hear the artillery and cannons before we got to it. We got on the west side of the Burma Road and set up. We had to go to fill in [after Japanese knocked out “A” troop]. They were bringing all the dead soldiers and dead mules out, and we were going to take their place.” In all, Rowland participated in four battles along the Burma Road. After they defeated the Japanese, Rowland spent some time at a rest camp before flying to Kunming, China. There, “they busted our outfit up and had us training the Chinese the American way in basic training.” Rowland worked as instructor for the Chinese army until the war was over. Even though he was still a private first class, he was in charge of the drills and did the work of a staff sergeant. He was one of the last of his unit to leave China in 1946. When the war ended, Rowland returned to India where he waited to catch a ship back home. “I went to the mess hall to eat, and all that they had was horse meat, and I couldn’t take that. There was a Red Cross close by, and I’d eat one time a day. I’d eat five doughnuts and two cups of coffee a day until I came home.” In China, Rowland had enjoyed eating at the U.N. restaurant that offered a variety of food. He remembers that the restaurant had almost anything he could want to eat. “Boy that was a treat.” However, he never got used to the food in India. “China was a lot ahead of India.” When he first arrived, he discovered that India had a tremendous supply of bananas. “Boy they had bananas. I bought a whole stalk of bananas real cheap, and those Indian kids – it was just like having a pone of cornbread here and a bunch of chickens. I’d throw a banana out to them, and they’d all flog on it. When I got back to the boat, I only had one banana.” Rowland’s food woes didn’t end when he boarded the USS General J.R. Brooks to return home. During the voyage, he and about 60 other service men got ptomaine poisoning from ice cream. “They didn’t give us any medicine to get over it. All they gave us was a little shot of brandy. That was a terrible thing.” When he arrived in

Rowland served in the army for an entire year before he received a furlough in 1944 to visit his parents Tom and Annie Rowland.

New York, Rowland was barely able to carry his barracks bag off the ship because he was still so weak from food poisoning. Fortunately, he didn’t have long to wait before retuning to Chester County. He received his discharge papers in Indiana and immediately took a bus to Nashville. “I just wanted to come home.” From Nashville, he caught a bus to Jackson, but “When we got to Jackson, there hadn’t been a bus south to Henderson for three days. Floodwaters had been over the road up to the railroad, and ours was the first to come through. They had police and boats to mark off, and it was still over knee deep in water.” Rowland spent the night with his cousin in Henderson, and the next day, his uncle drove him to

Drew Rowland served in India, Burma and China during WWII. He received the bronze star for bravery in combat on the Burma Road.

Rowland served with distinction during WWII. He never wanted to leave his Chester County home, but the young boy from the farm traveled around the world. Woodville. However, that was as far as the car could go because the bridges were washed out. Rowland left his heavy bags with his family and made the four-mile trek from Woodville to his par-

ents’ home. “I’d been used to so much rough stuff that wasn’t nothing,” he said. “I’ve been around the world,” Rowland, now 88years old, said. “Now, I don’t even want to go to

Florida. I don’t even want to see the water.” He’s happy just being at home. He bought his parents home and farm after he married in 1947, and he’s lived “right here on this hill ever since.”

Conceptual Rendering Approaching Museum, National Museum of the U.S. Army, Courtesy Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP.

National Museum of the U.S. Army now under construction at Ft. Belvoir According to release, for far too long, the U.S. Army has lacked both a comprehensive story place and a fitting tribute to recognize and share the service and sacrifice of its soldiers. It is now time to hear those stories, and to say thank you to 14 generations of American Soldiers whose leadership, character, and selfless sacrifice have forged and safeguarded our nation for over two centuries. Their history is our history. Regardless of the mission— whether combat, peacekeeping, or nation-building—Soldiers’ stories exemplify the indomitable spirit that has so clearly defined the American character since 1775. Fort Belvoir, Va., one of the country’s most prominent defense installations, has been officially designated as the future home of the National Museum of the United States Army, which is scheduled to open its doors to the public in 2015. The main building will be approximately 175,000 square feet. Outside this facility will be a park with a memorial garden and parade ground. Space is

being planned to accommodate ceremonies, reenactments, lectures, educational programs, conferences and reunions. Once open, the Museum will welcome an estimated one million visitors every year. The Museum’s Soldiers’ Stories gallery will feature personal accounts from soldiers serving from all generations, offering a glimpse into their personalities, emotions and values at their time of service. The Fighting for the Nation gallery will tell the Army’s remarkable stories of triumph and sacrifice from the first shots of the Revolutionary War and difficult years of the Civil War, to the overseas service of the last century and today’s ongoing Global War on Terrorism. The Army Historical Foundation and United States Mint announced in January that three distinct Army Commemorative Coins are now available for the public to purchase, as a way to support the build of the Museum. For more information, call 703-5624173.

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War years “whittle” country boy into a man By James A. Webb Editor In Chief

Singing tenor in a quartet in 1941, a country boy age 20 began to ponder his future. The static on the radio earlier that day had announced the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and also signaled that J. Walker Whittle’s future included military service half a world away. In less than a year, World War II in the South

Navy Seabee J. Walker Whittle during a stopover in Hawaii during WWII.

Pacific began to darken the “peach fuzz” on a south Georgia boys’ face. He experienced the horror of war, the elation of its ending, and grew into a man still serving others 70 years later. The draft board called in 1942. Whittle volunteered instead but was turned down twice because he was color blind. Eventually the Navy said yes, and he was accepted into the Seabees (construction battalion). Boarding a train in Jacksonville, Fla., bound for training in Rhode Island, Whittle eventually saw much of America and the world while spending 39 months in the service with the 40th CB Battalion, Company C, Platoon 6. Thirty-three of those months were overseas in the south Pacific building air fields at places such as Espiritu Santos, and Okinawa, as well a rebuilding a Japanese air strip on Los Negros, all while the battle for control of the island raged

J. Walker Whittle as a Navy Seabee, left, during WWII, and at his North Ave., home, right. His early life, including his experiences in the war, is chronicled by Whittle in a book he authored himself entitled From Rochelle to Rebecca. around them. “I did my job, came home and was just happy to be back in South Georgia and start my college education,” he said. But marriage came first to Louise Cobb, a loving relationship that lasted for

J. Walker Whittle visited the WWII Memorial while participating in Honor Flight, a program which provides transportation for veterans to travel to Washington, D.C.

Remember our real national debt on Veterans Day By Fang A. Wong National Commander, American Legion

Google the term “National Debt” and you will quickly receive the search results for millions of websites. Most deal with the very serious issues of government overspending and the accumulation of more than two centuries of federal deficits. Yet very few bring up the biggest national debt of them all – that which America owes to her veterans. Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – marks the perfect opportunity for us to take an historical audit on just how much this nation owes her heroes. Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer is one who America owes an enormous debt. Humble by nature, but heroic by deed, Meyer drove a humvee into an Afghan valley that he knew was heavily populated with well-armed enemy insurgents. Outgunned and outnumbered, Meyer and Staff Sgt. Juan RodriguezChavez made multiple trips to the hot zone, killing insurgents as Meyer manned the turret. Disregarding serious shrapnel wounds that he received, Meyer left his vehicle several times searching for pinned down comrades and coalition forces. He found his comrades shot to death, but with the assistance of Army Capt. Will Swenson, Meyer carried their bodies and gear away from the village. As he received his welldeserved Medal of Honor from President Obama, Meyer requested that his fallen colleagues be remembered. Our debt to these heroes can never be re-paid but our gratitude and respect must last forever. For many veterans, our nation was important enough to endure long separations

from their families, miss the births of their children, freeze in sub-zero temperatures, bake in wild jungles, lose limbs, and, far too often, lose their lives. Military spouses have had to endure career interruptions, frequent changes of address, and a disproportionate share of parental responsibilities. The children often had to endure changes in schools, separation from friends and, hardest of all, the uncertainty of whether or not Mom or Dad will live through their next combat mission. As the leader of our nation’s largest veterans service organization, The American Legion, I recently had the opportunity to testify before a joint Congressional committee on Veterans Affairs. I reminded our lawmakers that it is not in the nature of America’s warriors to complain. Warriors endure. Warriors make do with less. Warriors finish the job, no matter how hard, no matter what is asked. Warriors need advocates and that is why The American Legion exists. We are here to serve veterans, their families and our communities. Veterans need each other, but, more importantly, our country needs our veterans. You cannot fight a war without warriors and while the utopian idea of a society without war is appealing, let us not forget that wars have liberated slaves, stopped genocide and toppled terrorists. The American Legion shows its support for America’s heroes through its Family Support Network, Legacy Scholarship Fund, Operation Comfort Warriors, Temporary Financial Assistance and the National Emergency Fund, just to

name a few of our programs. But you can show your support simply by saying “Thank you” to the next veteran you meet. You can show your support by hiring a veteran in your workplace, visiting a VA hospital or donating to a veterans program. Companies should understand that it’s smart business to hire veterans, and when members of the Guard and Reserves deploy, it is America’s business to ensure that their civilian careers do not suffer. Homelessness is another issue that affects veterans disproportionately. Too often today’s tattered citizen of the street was yesterday’s toastof-the-town in a crisp uniform with rows of shining medals. This is hardly the “thanks of a grateful nation.” We can do better. We must do better. Fewer than 10 percent of Americans can claim the title “veteran.” And while the great military phrase “uncommon valor was a common virtue,” has been so often repeated that it risks becoming a cliché, it is no less true. In 1789 George Washington said, "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their country." We must ask ourselves as a nation, are we serving veterans even half as well as they have served us? Fang A. Wong, a Vietnam War veteran of New Brunswick, N.J., is national commander of the American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans service organization. For more information, go to

62 years. The couple arrived in Henderson in 1954 with Walker coaching baseball at FreedHardeman College and where he retired in December 1991. Today, Dr. J. Walker Whittle corresponds daily with friends all over the world, including friendships developed during 14 trips to teach in Russia. Through all his travels Whittle has come to appreciate the freedom enjoyed by Americans and won by the blood of its servicemen, but yet he is concerned about the future of that freedom. “This generation today, doesn’t understand the cost of freedom,” he said. “This country is more indebted to the service men that died to maintain its freedom than to any other element I can think of. Why I was spared I have no idea; it just wasn’t my time to go. I lost many friends, and had to deal with death in kind of an unnatural way.” Many of the experiences of war are still fresh in his mind today. He notes the terrible nature of war, and how it destroys resources without benefit to the people. He also notes, however, the sometimes essential nature of war to preserve freedom. “Wars are usually brought about by men who seek power that they

do not deserve,” Whittle continued. “War today is different from World War II. Then we knew who the enemy was. Today it’s more difficult to isolate your enemy. “Wars of today have been given a religious flavor, and with the tolerance thinking within our America we may be endangering the freedoms that we cherish so much.” Three years in military service took Whittle virtually around the world,

from the coast to coast in the U.S., with stops in the heartland. He traveled on Navy ships the size of which he could not have imagined, ships that passed through the Panama Canal on course to countless Pacific islands. He witnessed life and death, and different lifestyles and cultures, but eventually his conservative upbringing was confirmed within his soul, leading him home both physically and spiritually.

Louise Cobb and Walker Whittle became engaged during Whittle’s tenure in the Navy, and they were married in December 1945, their marriage lasted 62 years.

Wade retires from Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Frederick L. Wade retired March 14 from United States Air Force. Wade’s retirement ceremony took place at McChord Field, Wash. Wade graduated from Chester County High School in May 1981 and entered the Air Force the next month. He spent the majority of his career in the communications and information, personnel, and professional military education fields including experience at the squadron, group, base, wing, air division, numbered air force, major air command, joint, and combined command levels. Wade began his career at Tyndale Air Force base in Florida, concluding at McChord. Between these, his assignments included Okinawa; Cheyenne Mountain, Colo.; Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium.

Chief Master Sergeant Frederick L. Wade

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CCHS dethrones Kingsbury, faces Mitchell The opponent, the environment, and the playing surface were all new to the Chester County football team Friday. The outcome, however, was similar to many of their contests this season, a lopsided victory. CCHS scored on its first four possessions of the first half, added an interception return for another score, and cruised to a 49-15 victory over K i n g s b u r y, 3-8, in the first round of the TSSAA state playoffs. The game was played at Melrose Stadium which has artificial turf, and is believed to be the first time ever that the Eagles had played on such a surface. The win sent the Eagles, 9-2, to a second round contest also in Memphis, this time at 7 p.m. Friday at Mitchell in southwest Memphis. Matthew Butler provided the Eagles’ first three scores. The junior first broke free through the Eagles’ dominating offensive line with 8:16 to play in the first period, and outran the defense to the end zone 57 yards away. After a Jonathan Murley interception, Butler added a one-yard dive. Another Kingsbury turnover, a fumble forced by CCHS defensive lineman Cory

Malone, gave the ball back to the Eagles and Butler did the rest from 58 yards. “I broke through, saw a hole, and ran for my life,” said Butler of his first score. The Falcons came close to scoring late in the first period, reaching the CCHS 12-yard line. However, Tanner Beecham stepped in front of a Kingsbury pass, and raced 89 yards giving the Eagles a 28-0 advantage. “I was really getting blocked, and the ball just fell in my hands,” Beecham said modestly of his interception. A 15-yard run to pay dirt by Cameron Phelps gave the Eagles a 35-0 lead before Kingsbury finally got on the boards on a three-yard pass play. Jake Melaro of the Eagles retaliated by catching a wide-open pass for a 33-yard gain. It appeared he would score on the play but was stripped of the ball. Skylar Sheffield, of the Eagles then sacked Falcon quarterback Mitch White just nine seconds before intermission to thwart any chance at a Kingsbury comeback. CCHS ended any mystery of the eventual victor by marching 61 yards in nine plays to put the game out of reach at the beginSee CCHS, Page 4-B

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Jonathan Murley picks off a pass against Kingsbury and returns the ball to midfield in the state playoff game Friday at Memphis.

Eaglettes take early flight from state

Chester returns to Memphis The state playoffs continue at 7 p.m. Friday with Chester County again traveling to Memphis, this time to take on 8-3 Mitchell at J.P. Freeman Optional School, 5250 Tulane Road. One of several routes to the location includes taking I-55 south, exiting west on E. Shelby Drive to Elvis Presley Blvd. Go south on Presley and East on Holmes. The school is near the intersection of Holmes and Tulane Road. CCHS head coach Michael Hodum described Mitchell as fast and quick. Nathan Cole, son of the Tigers’ head coach, is a Division I commitment to Cincinnati. Hodum calls Cole a “special player.” The only common opponent of the teams is Bolivar which Mitchell defeated last week in round one 36-19. On Sept. 16, Chester County spotted Bolivar a touchdown on the first series of the game, and then routed the Tigers 55-14. Despite a rating by the TSSAA as the third best team in the state in Class 4A, Chester County’s chances to host a playoff game rest on an upset by a lower seeded team. An Eagle win this week coupled with a victory by Obion County over Covington would bring the next round to Eagle Stadium.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Toneal Bumpass runs for big yardage against the Falcons of Kingsbury.

Chester County made its first-ever trip to the TSSAA state soccer tournament last week, and came home quickly with a 9-0 defeat at the hands of Chattanooga Christian. “We had a great season. Anytime you end your season in State you have had a great year,” commented CCHS head coach Jason Judd. “Jessica Weeks, Lauren Lay, Alex Potts, and Piper Davis did a fan-

tastic job providing our senior leadership. With only four graduating seniors and eight returning starters, the future of our program looks good,” he concluded. Chattanooga Christian was beaten 3-0 by eventual state champion Christ Academy of Knoxville in the next round. Chester County ended its momentous season with a record of 10-8-1.

Blue and White games Saturday at Eagle Gym Chester County High School will begin its basketball season at 6 p.m. Saturday with the annual Blue and White Games. Jamboree games, previously scheduled that night at Scotts Hill, have been cancelled. Activities for the Blue

and White games include introduction of players, coaches, and cheerleaders, followed by intrasquad games. Other fun activities are also being planned. Advance tickets are on sale at the school for $2, and admission at the door

is $3. In addition, season tickets are now on sale for $25, a substantial savings over the $5 admission price per regular season game purchased individually. CCHS opens the season at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 with Hall

of Fame games at Dyersburg. They also play Hall of Fame contests Saturday, Nov. 19 at Union City against Dyersburg and Gibson County. At 9 a.m. and noon the Eaglettes play, and at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. the Eagles play.

Teichmann sinks winners, reaches milestone

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Freed-Hardeman’s Kyle Teichmann sets for a threepoint attempt in the Lions second victory of the season Monday at the Brewer Center. Earlier in the game, Teichmann surpassed 1,000 career points scored.

Kyle Teichmann reached a milestone, Jonathan Milewski's hot shooting continued and Anthony Sampson almost set a school record in Freed-Hardeman's 95-78 win over visiting Henderson State University on Monday night in the Brewer Sports Center. Teichmann became the 27th player in men's basketball history to reach 1,000 career points, which came on his lay-up with 13:37 left in the first half. Those accounted for two of his game-high 27 points, 16 of which came in the first half. The milestone occurred two days after Teichmann sank two late free throws to secure a Lions victory in the season opener. Milewski, who scored a career-high 27 points on Saturday, followed up against Henderson State

with 24 points while connecting on 5-of-7 from 3point range. And Sampson came within one assist of tying the school record, dishing out 13 against only three turnovers. But it was a pair of second half runs that made the difference as FHU improved to 2-0 with the win over the NCAA Division II Reddies. Trailing by two early in the second half, the Lions went on a 14-2 run that began with a Milewski three-pointer and saw them score on six of seven possessions to take a 6252 lead with 14:08 left. HSU, though, fought back and pulled within four points at 66-62 three minutes later. An alley-oop from Sampson to Chandler Mack was the catalyst that started the second run, a 9-2 spurt that was capped

off by another Milewski three-pointer and put the Lions on top by 11 with nine minutes left. The Reddies would not be able to cut the deficit back to single digits as FHU led by as many as 20 points until HSU scored the final five points of the contest.

In addition to Teichmann and Milewski's double-digit performances, Mack was the other Lion in double figures with 15 points. Teichmann finished one rebound shy of a doubledouble. The Lions take the See FHU, Page 3-B

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Junior High basketball Photos by James A. Webb, Independent

Kelsy Luttrell of Chester County Junior High shoots over the Decatur County defense Thursday at CCJHS. The Eaglettes fell just short of victory.

Braden Lott is whacked on a rebound attempt by a Decatur County player in Chester County Junior High’s basketball victory Thursday in Henderson.

Chester County High School 2011 Basketball Schedule Date Opponent Location Time Nov. 17 Hall of Fame Game Union City 6:00 Nov. 19 Hall of Fame Game Dyersburg * Nov. 22 Trinity Christian Eagle Gym 6:00 Dec. 2 Madison Academic Jackson 6:00 Dec. 6 Hardin County Eagle Gym 6:00 Dec. 9 Jackson-Central Merry Jackson 6:00 Dec. 10 Scotts Hill Scotts Hill 6:30 Dec. 12 Trinity Christian Jackson 6:00 Dec. 13 Fayette-Ware Eagle Gym 6:00 Dec. 16 Lexington Lexington 6:00 Dec. 17 Scotts Hill Eagle Gym 6:00 Dec. 19-21 Harding Christmas Tournament, Memphis (Boys only) Dec. 27-29 Dyersburg Christmas Tournament (Girls only) Jan. 3 McNairy Central Selmer 6:00 Jan. 6 Liberty Tech Eagle Gym 6:00 Jan. 7 Madison Academic Eagle Gym 6:00 Jan. 10 Bolivar Central Bolivar 6:00 Jan. 13 South Side Jackson 6:00 Jan. 17 Jackson-Central Merry Eagle Gym 6:00 Jan. 20 Fayette-Ware Somerville 6:00 Jan. 23 Hardin County Savannah 6:00 Jan. 24 Lexington Eagle Gym 6:00 Jan. 27 McNairy Central Eagle Gym 6:00 Jan. 31 Liberty Tech Jackson 6:00 Feb. 3 Bolivar Central Eagle Gym 6:00 Feb. 7 South Side Eagle Gym 6:00 * Girls – 9 a.m. vs. Dyersburg, noon vs. Gibson Co.; Boys – 10:30 a.m. vs. Dyersburg, 1:30 p.m. vs Gibson Co. Girls Head Coach – Lee Pipkin, assistants Steve Robinson and Jennifer Showers Boys Head Coach – Michael Miller, assistant Jason Judd

Chester County Freshman Date Nov. 30 Dec. 5 Dec. 8 Jan. 9 Jan. 12 Jan. 19 Jan. 30

Opponent Jackson-Central Merry (b) Adamsville Bolivar Central Crockett County Adamsville Bolivar Central Crockett County

Location Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Adamsville Bolivar Alamo

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

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New players, new system wins twice for Lady Lion basketball Working in new players and a somewhat new system can at times result in some growing pains. The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions experienced some of those pains in the first half of Saturday's game against Tougaloo College but once things began to click, FHU was able to pile up points in a hurry on its way to an 8152 win in the Brewer Sports Center. FHU also won the night before in its season opener, 85-59, over the University of Saint Francis of Illinois, also at the Brewer Center. Even though FHU led for most of the first half

against Tougaloo, it was never a comfortable lead until a late 9-0 run gave the Lady Lions a 32-17 advantage with 1:46 left in the half. Tougaloo, however, scored the next five points to pull within 10 before Hayley Newby's weakside put-back of a Maria Bagwell miss beat the buzzer and gave FHU a 34-22 halftime lead. The second half was a different story. The Lady Lions opened the half with a high-low feed from Bagwell to Amber Alexander, triggering a 156 run that gave FHU a 21point lead. Moments later, Freed-Hardeman put together a 14-2 run that

put the Lady Lions in comfortable control. One day after debuting with 18 points, Newby went one better to lead all scorers with 19 points. It is the first time in Neal's tenure that a freshman has led the team in scoring in each of the first two games. Katrina Beechboard tied for the team lead in her first two games in 2004. Brittany Montgomery was the only other Lady Lion in double figures with 10. Layce Colter added nine points on a trio of three-pointers, two of which came in the midst of a second-half run. The Lady Lion defense

Lions' soccer season ends at Cumberland The Freed-Hardeman Lions' soccer season came to a bitter end on Nov. 1 as they dropped a must-win match at Cumberland University, 4-2, in Lebanon. The Lions needed to win in order to qualify for the conference tournament. Unfortunately, three second half goals by the Bulldogs kept that from happening.

FHU opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when the Lions got a free kick after CU keeper Matthew Shattuck touched a back pass. Simbarashe Zvaita touched the ball to Philipp Baier, who converted from 20 yards out. The match remained in the Lions' favor until the 43rd minute when CU got the equalizer on a long ball

to Robert Boyd who got behind the FHU defense. Boyd gave the Bulldogs the lead in the 57th minute. Zvaita, however, equalized the match 10 minutes. Things remained all square until CU took the lead for good in the 81st minute, then added another in the 85th minute. The Lions' season ends at 8-7-1.

Lady Lions' season ends with tournament loss The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lions’ soccer season was extended with their thrilling overtime victory over Cumberland last week, giving them a berth in the 2011 Transouth Conference Tournament. Their season would go no further as the Lady Lions fell in the first round to Lyon College, 3-1 Saturday. The first half was uneventful with only five shots between the two teams. Both of the Lady Lion shots were on track, but two great saves from Stephanie Spiteri kept the Lady Lions off the board. Only the shot from Jordan Katie Alivado in the 24th minute came on target for the Scots, but Abbey Adkins stopped the potential goal. The second half showed far more offense from the hosting Scots, firing 10 shots, six of which were on target. Alivado had another look at the net in the 55th minute after a pass from Melissa Sanchez, this time finding its way to the back of the net to put Lyon up by one. Four minutes later, Anje Klotzle tacked on the winning goal. Whitney Newby finally put the Lady Lions on the scoreboard, firing a shot past Spiteri.

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FHU floor again on Saturday against No. 12 Shorter (Ga.) University at 3 p.m.

Milewski's career night Teichmann's two free throws with 0.8 seconds left in overtime gave the Lions a 91-90 win over No. 13 Tougaloo College on Saturday. Before Teichmann's heroics, the Lions got some heroics from Milewski. The Lions battled back twice from a double-digit deficit behind the shooting of Milewski, who nailed seven three-pointers on his way to a careerhigh 27 points, and most of those threes came in key situations. All of his points came in the second half and in overtime. Tougaloo missed two free throws with seconds to play in overtime, giving the Lions one last shot for victory. FHU worked the ball inside to Teichmann, who was fouled on the shot attempt with under one second on the clock. He made the first and, after a Tougaloo time out, nailed the second. Vincent Dotson then deflected the inbounds pass to seal the dramatic win for FHU. Milewski's 27 points was a game-high as the

Newby and Katie Hillis shared the load of top shooters, with two shots apiece. Shelby Murray and Brittny Johnson took one shot each. The Lady Lions end their season with a 5-9-1 record. Newby led the team in goals with her first 10 goal season.

FHU wins finale In the final match of the regular season, FHU posted a golden goal against Cumberland University in overtime to give the Lady Lions their first TranSouth Conference win. It took the Lady Lions some time to begin playing comfortably, when in the 73rd minute, Murray sent a pass to Briley Collins who lofted a 30 yard chip shot into the net to tie up the match, which remained all square for the remaining 15 minutes of regulation. In the 102 minute, Collins sent a long through-ball down the left touch-line, where Julie Bracknell picked it up close to the end-line, then crossing it back to the box where Newby half-volleyed off of her left foot past the diving CU keeper, giving the Lady Lions their first conference victory. Cumberland outshot the Lady Lions 17 to 10.

junior connected on seven of his 11 three-point attempts. Mack debuted with a 17-point, 10rebound performance while Teichmann added 13. Both teams struggled with turnovers as FHU

committed 33 and Tougaloo committed 28. The win is the seventh consecutive home-opener victory in the tenure of head coach Jason Shelton and makes the Lions 15-1 in home openers in the Brewer Sports Center.

also combined to hold Tougaloo's Victoria Jones to three points, one day after she scored 31 against Bethel University. In Friday’s game, FHU used 14 players, and a fullcourt pressure defense to stymie St. Francis. Newby led all scorers with 18 points as eight different players scored at least six points for the Lady Lions. FHU jumped on top quickly, scoring the game's first seven points, then went on a 15-2 run to take a 26-8 lead with 11:12 left in the half. However, after a Colter three-pointer at the 9:59 mark, the Lady Lions went cold from the

field missing seven straight shots and allowing USF to pull back within 11 (30-19) with five minutes left. A Grace Alonso de Armino putback broke the cold spell and FreedHardeman closed the half on a 15-6 run to take a 20 point lead into halftime. The cold shooting extended into the second half with FHU shooting 35.6 percent and converting on only one of 10 3point attempts. The Lady Lions made up for it by dominating the offensive glass with 19 secondchance points off of 19 offensive rebounds. FHU had a total of 32 offensive

rebounds for the game, three more than the total number of rebounds for Saint Francis. Bagwell and Montgomery both reached double digits with 10 points, and Bagwell finished with eight rebounds. Natalie Shumpert added nine points while Alonso de Armino joined Newby with an impressive debut of eight points, nine rebounds and five assists. In addition to her gamehigh 18 points, Newby also grabbed six rebounds. Freed-Hardeman gets a week off before hosting the University of Mobile at 1 p.m. Saturday on Homecoming Day.

Lady Lions sweep first two in tournament The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lions continue to blaze their way through the Transouth Conference Tournament, defeating Union University in straight sets (25-15, 25-14, 25-22) on Monday night. It was their second straight sets victory of the tournament. The Lady Lions jumped out to an early 8-4 lead, forcing the UU bench into a time-out. The teams traded points until Union went on a 4-0 run to draw to an 18-13 set, but a kill by Fernanda Ferreira set up by Renata Ferreira broke the short draught and vaulted the Lady Lions to the set win of 25-15. The second set began close with the teams tied at three, until the Lady Lions, sparked by an attack error from the Bulldogs ignited the defending conference champion Lady Lions to a 25-14 set victory capped with another kill from F. Ferreira. The final set was much closer than the first two, as the Bulldogs came out of the break with an 8-1 lead, forcing FHU coach Todd Humphry to burn a timeout. The Lady Lions then volley-by-volley chipped away at the Union surplus until an attack error tied the game at 18. The Bulldogs tacked on three extra points, but a kill from Sandra Montoya sealed the match, winning game three for the

Lady Lions 25-21. F. Ferreira lead the charge for the defending champions with 15 kills, far ahead of Sydney Rice's eight. Amber Turner and R. Ferreira set up 19 assists each. The Lady Lions (24-7, 12-2) were scheduled to face top-seeded Bethel in the winner's bracket final, Tuesday. If the Lady Lions lose, they still have the chance to win three more games and take the conference title.

Ferreira reaches 1,000

Before the 2011 season began, only three players in the history of FreedHardeman volleyball had amassed 1000 career kills. Now that list has almost doubled. Junior Fernanda Ferreira became the second player this season to record 1,000 career kills, reaching the milestone during FHU's win over Olivet Nazarene University at the Boneyard Brawl in Georgetown, Ky., on Oct. 28. Ferreira's kill in third set of the sweep over ONU made her the fifth player in FHU history to reach the 1,000-kill plateau. Earlier this season, Sydney Rice also accomplished the feat. In addition to Rice, Ferreira joins Renata Pedreira, Karina Souza and Randal Prince in the 1,000 kill club.

Newman’s first Submitted photo

Tanner Newman, 12, killed his first deer, a five-point buck, Saturday, Oct. 29. Tanner, Mom and Daniel are so proud of you.

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TSSAA State Playoffs Nov. 4 at Melrose Stadium Memphis Chester County Kingsbury

21 – 14 - 14 – 0 = 49 0 - 7 - 0 – 8 = 15

Unofficial Statistics: CC


First Downs Rushing (atts., yds.) Passing

13 41-335

(comp. Atts., int., yds.)


Penalties, yards Fumbles, lost Punts, average

5 24-130

3-20 1-1 2-29.3


4-20 3-2 4-38.0

Scoring Summary: First quarter: (8:16) CC – Matthew Butler 57 run (Will Taylor kick), [7-0]. (4:33) Butler 1 run (Taylor kick), [14-0]. (2:04) CC – Butler 58 run (Taylor kick), [21-0]. (0:58) Tanner Beecham 89 interception return (Taylor kick), [28-0]. Second quarter: (6:53) CC – Cameron Phelps 15 run (Taylor kick), [35-0]. (4:47) K – Rashawn Knox 3 pass from Mitch White, [Frenk Hatangimana kick), [35-7]. Third quarter: (8:43) CC – Phelps 2 run (Taylor kick), [42-7]. (2:48) CC – Darian Robinson 18 run (Taylor kick), [49-7]. Fourth quarter: (5:30) K – Cody Huges 51 pass from White (White run), [49-15].

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Jonathan Murley, Jake Melaro, and Skylar Sheffield enjoy the final moments of the CCHS Eagles’ blowout victory over Kingsbury.

Unofficial Individual statistical leaders; Rushing – CC – Phelps 17-130; Butler 5-118; Toneal Bumpass 6-44; Robinson 2-22; Austin Cavaness 3-20. K – Deadrick Whitmore 5-121. Passing – CC – Cavaness 5-9-0=101. K – White 816-2=136. Receiving – CC – Jake Melaro 2-46; Dillon Williams 1-27; Ryan Turner 2-18.

Sports Schedules Chester County Junior High Basketball Date Opponent Time Place Nov. 10Northeast (g) 6:00 Jackson Nov. 14Selmer (b) 6:00 Henderson Nov. 17Hardin County (b) 6:00 Henderson Dec. 1 Univ. School Jackson (*) 6:00 Henderson Dec. 5 Lexington (g) 6:00 Lexington Dec. 6-10 Christmas Tourney TBA Lexington Dec. 8 Hardin County (g) 6:00 Savannah Dec. 12Northeast (g) 6:00 Henderson g – girls b-game; b – boys b-game; * b-game both

Chester County High School Football Date Nov. 11

Opponent Mitchell

Location Memphis 7 p.m. TSSAA Statte Playoffs

Freed-Hardeman University Volleyball Date Opponent Nov. 7 TranSouth Tourney

Time TBA

Location Pulaski

Freed-Hardeman Women’s Basketball Date Opponent Nov. 12Mobile Nov. 17The Master’s * Nov. 18St. Xavier * Nov. 19Westminster * Nov. 29Belhaven Dec. 2 Belhaven Dec. 3 Tougaloo Dec. 9 Faulkner Dec. 10Auburn-Mont. Dec. 16Christian Brothers Dec. 29Menlo College Dec. 30Holy Names Jan. 5 Blue Mountain Jan. 7 Cumberland Jan. 14 Union Jan. 16 Trevecca Nazarene Jan. 19 Martin Methodist Jan. 21 Mid-Continent Jan. 26 Lyon Jan. 28 Bethel Feb. 2 Blue Mountain Feb. 4 Cumberland Feb. 11 Union Feb. 13 Martin Methodist Feb. 16 Trevecca Nazarene Feb. 18 Mid-Continent Feb. 23 Lyon Feb. 25 Bethel * Rotary Classic at Union

Time 1:00 6:00 8:00 4:00 TBA TBA TBA 6:00 2:00 5:00 TBA TBA 6:00 2:00 2:00 6:00 6:00 2:00 6:00 2:00 6:00 2:00 2:00 6:00 6:00 2:00 6:00 2:00

Place Brewer Center Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson, Miss. TBA Jackson, Miss. Brewer Center Brewer Center Memphis TBA TBA Brewer Center Lebanon Brewer Center Nashville Pulaski Brewer Center …… Brewer Center Blue Mtn., Miss. Brewer Center Jackson Brewer Center Brewer Center Mayfield, Ky. Brewer Center McKenzie

Freed-Hardeman Men’s Basketball Date Opponent Time Place Nov. 12Shorter 3:00 Brewer Center Nov. 15Lindsey Wilson 7:00 Brewer Center Nov. 19Life 3:00 Atlanta Nov. 25Tougaloo ** 6:00 Jackson Nov. 26McKendree ** 2:00 Jackson Nov. 29Life 6:00 Brewer Center Dec. 2 Tougaloo 8:00 Jackson, Miss. Dec. 3 Talladega ^ 4:00 Jackson, Miss. Dec. 5 Henderson State 7:00 ….. Dec. 10William Carey 4:00 Brewer Center Dec. 18Chaminade # TBA ……. Dec. 19Hawaii-Pacific # TBA …… Dec. 30Shorter 3:00 ……. Jan. 5 Blue Mountain 8:00 Brewer Center Jan. 7 Cumberland 4:00 Lebanon Jan. 14 Union 4:00 Brewer Center Jan. 16 Trevecca Nazarene 8:00 Nashville Jan. 19 Martin Methodist 8:00 Pulaski Jan. 21 Mid-Continent 4:00 Brewer Center Jan. 26 Lyon 8:00 …… Jan. 28 Bethel 4:00 Brewer Center Feb. 2 Blue Mountain 8:00 Blue Mtn., Miss. Feb. 4 Cumberland 4:00 Lebanon Feb. 11 Union 4:00 Jackson Feb. 13 Martin Methodist 8:00 Brewer Center Feb. 16 Trevecca Nazarene 8:00 Brewer Center Feb. 18 Mid-Continent 4:00 Mayfield, Ky. Feb. 23 Lyon 8:00 Brewer Center Feb. 25 Bethel 4:00 McKenzie ** Union Classic; ^ Tougaloo Classic; # Hoop-N-Surf Classic

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Cory Malone, in photo above, tackles Kingsbury’s Jarquis Burks and forces a fumble in Chester County’s first round state playoff game Friday at Melrose High School in Memphis.

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CCHS ning of the third quarter. Phelps tacked on the final two yards. Dillon Williams had a spectacular 27-yard catch to keep the drive going. “It was good that we scored right out of the box in the second half,” said Chester County head coach Michael Hodum. “I thought Dillon Williams’ pass route sealed the game.” Kingsbury had one more trick up their sleeves before the CCHS celebration could begin. Facing a fourth down and long after a Cory Malone sack, the Falcons lined up in punt formation. However, White threw instead to wideout Cody Huges who was wrestled down 51-yards later and fumbled the ball. Phelps recovered for Chester County and returned the ball almost to the original line of scrimmage. Darian Robinson added the Eagles’ final score, and Huges scored for Kingsbury late in the game to complete the scoring. Will Taylor was a perfect seven-for-seven booting extra points for

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Chester County fans were in abundance with great enthusiasm last Friday when the Eagles dominated Kingsbury in the first round of the state playoffs.

the Eagles. “We just expected anything. If we execute, we can beat anyone,” said Beecham, who echoed the comments of Hodum. “I told them to expect distractions. It was an unusual situation, playing at an intercity environment, on a turf field. This was something new. We’d never played on turf. “They did a great job, everyone did his job” Hodum continued. “We have so many who can carry the ball and step up when they need to. That’s hard to defend. Senior leadership is a big part of it. We challenged them and they did a great job.” The Eagles out-gained the Falcons by more than 200 yards total offense. Defensively they held Kingsbury without a first down in the second half.


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Fall field trip fun

Veterans’ publication names U of M a ‘Military Friendly School’

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Freed-Hardeman University Preschool recently enjoyed a field trip to Falcon Ridge Farm and Pumpkin Patch.

By Amy Tims Fall is here! It is that time of year again for East Chester Fall Festival! Our faculty and staff, students, parents, and grandparents had a wonderful time Saturday night! East Chester students performed songs. Everyone enjoyed the delicious turkey and dressing plates and the hotdog plates. East Chester students decorated our gym with colorful homemade crafts. Each class prepared a basket or craft to be auctioned at our Fall Festival. East Chester also had a silent auction. All proceeds go to our school. A big thank you goes to students and parents for donating items for our baskets and the silent auction. Baskets auctioned off included a scrapbook basket (Mrs. Sells), an ice cream sundae basket (Mrs. Murphy), a family fun basket (Mrs. Patterson), a car care basket (Mrs. Rogers), a pet care basket (Mrs. Tims), a winter basket (Mrs. McKnight), a movie basket (Mrs. Yates), a spa basket (Mrs. Siler), a Christmas basket (Mrs. Arnold), an arts and crafts basket (Mrs. Lewis), a quilting basket (SPED), a movie night basket (Mrs. Parten), a chocolate basket (Mrs. Black), a stationery basket (Mrs. Hunt), a fishing basket (Mrs. Pruett), and a Thanksgiving basket

(Mrs. Wood). Class projects included an apron (Mrs. Burns), a tshirt quilt (Speech), a frame (Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Hopkins, and Mrs. Johnson), a cookie jar (Mrs. Allen), a platter (Mrs. Pusser, Mrs. Egros and Mrs. Welch) and a birdhouse (Mrs. Henson). A book fair was held in the library. A big thank you goes to Mrs. Carroll for organizing the book fair. Students enjoyed a variety of games in the gym as well as a cakewalk. A big thank you goes to our parents for supplying cakes and cupcakes for our cakewalk! The students enjoyed using silly string on Mrs. Kim and Mrs. Spring as well as our teachers. Thank you to those who volunteered to be silly stringed by the kids! We would also like to thank Mrs. Nancy Burns, Mrs. Kim, and Mrs. Spring for working so hard to make our Fall Festival a success! East Chester students enjoyed a Fun Friday. PTO provided a treat for the children. Progress reports will go home Nov. 10. East Chester Pizza Hut night will be Nov. 16. Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 23-25. East Chester will have a Santa Shop Dec. 5-9, where students can shop for family members. East Chester students are halfway through the second nine weeks. They are learning more every day! We would like to thank our grandmothers and teacher assistants for helping East Chester students succeed each day.

We would also like to thank our PE teachers for helping our children learn about character words. Our character words for this month are showing respect. Kindergarten students are busy learning about nighttime and identifying nighttime animals. They are learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin, and are recognizing number words to 10, putting numbers in order to 20, and counting by 10s. First-graders are busy learning about subtraction facts, geometric shapes, congruence, and symmetry. They are distinguishing short and long vowel sounds, identifying compound words, synonyms and antonyms. With the books that they are reading each day, they are identifying reasons why the author writes the story. In addition, they are constructing long vowel circle maps. Second-graders are reading the story Dear Juno. They are adding two-digit numbers and also studying verbs in English. They constructed circle maps about robots, and ways to communicate to introduce their reading stories. Third-graders are learning to multiply! They have used rhymes to remember some tricky multiplication facts. They have read an article about the origins of trick-ortreating on Halloween, and learned a lot about this tradition. In addition, they are also learning why the leaves change color during autumn. East Chester Elementary students continue to do their best and soar higher!

G.I. Jobs, the leading magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded the University of Memphis the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. Among the U of M’s military-friendly features are: a wide range of online courses and degree programs; participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program; seamless transfer of credits from community colleges; three ROTC programs – Army, Navy and Air Force; and a convenient Veterans Services office to coordinate educational benefits. In addition, the Memphis area is home to Naval Support Activity

nized representational equivalents. We’re anxious to see what he does next. You should be too.” Hogan has been busy since graduating from FHU. “Since graduation, I have made sure to exhibit when I’ve been presented with the opportunity. Most of the exhibitions have been in Nashville/Middle Tennessee. Moving forward, I have an exhibition with Jaime Raybin at Northwestern University from Nov. 4 – Dec. 11. I am also a part of the CSArt program,” he said. The CSArt program, or Community Supported Art program, allows shareholders to invest in artists like Hogan in the Nashville area. Hogan adds, “Coming out of Freed-Hardeman, I felt that I had a direction with my work and that it

Mid-South and its strong military community. In its effort to help student veterans find the right school, G.I. Jobs incorporated a survey of student veterans for the first time. This feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular school based on peer reviews from current students. Student veteran survey feedback can be viewed at w w w . m i l i 12 list. “The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience,” said Michael Dakduk, executive director for the Student Veterans of America. “Nothing is more compelling than actual feed-

back from current student veterans.” The 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering assistance and support to those who served. The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. G.I. Jobs is published by Victory Media, a veteranowned business which also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” and “Best Corporations for VeteranOwned Businesses.”

Freed-Hardeman to present alumni awards Freed-Hardeman University will present its annual alumni awards Friday night, Nov. 11, at the Homecoming banquet in the auxiliary gym of Brewer Sports Center. Six individuals will be recognized as outstanding alumni based on their professional accomplishments. Alumna of the Year will go to Karla Combs, Covington. She is the chief operating officer and an owner of Lipscomb & Pitts, the largest insurance agency in the MidSouth. Combs began work in the mailroom of the Memphis company in 1993 when she graduated from Freed-Hardeman. She rose quickly in the ranks, becoming its human resources vice president and eventually chief operating officer. She is married to John Combs and they have two children, Nolen and Reagan. She teaches children’s Bible classes at the Covington Church of Christ and volunteers with Youth Villages. She is a 1992 alumna of FHU. Dr. Mark Crawford, associate professor of music and coordinator of commercial music at Tennessee State University, will receive the Dodd Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to his course

Freed-Hardeman alumnus featured as “best artist” in Nashville art scene Ryan Hogan, a 2008 FreedHardeman University art and philosophy graduate, was recently named the “Best Artist to Watch” by Nashville Scene, which features news on local arts and entertainment. His honor was listed in the “Best of Nashville 2011: Arts, Music & Entertainment Writers’ Choice.” In the article, Joe Nolan had the following to say about Hogan and his work: “Ryan Hogan had a busy year, presenting successive shows at Twist, Blackbird Tattoo and Gallery, and Seed Space. We’re drawn to artists with multidisciplinary backgrounds, and it’s no surprise that Hogan’s education in philosophy plays a role in his ambitious sculpture installations. He presents his pieces as pure objects without discernible context or easily recog-

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consisted of a cohesive body.” He credits Warren Greene, who “encouraged developing strong conceptual underpinnings,” and Laquita Thomson, who “emphasized the technical side of art making and the importance of good craftsmanship,” for focusing his direction and balancing him as an art student. Dr. Barbara England, chair of the Department of Fine Arts, remembers that “like most students who come to Freed, Ryan, as a freshman, wasn’t sure which direction to pursue in his studies. I am glad he followed his passion, majoring in art and philosophy. I knew he would do well. “He was a very talented art student who had a good work ethic, which when combined with his talents will make him successful in the world of art.”

work at TSU, Crawford directs seven commercial music ensembles which he takes to various venues to perform. Their work with such agencies as Youth Encouragement Services and Nashville Room at the Inn helps them to bridge gaps between communities. Crawford has been selected as a member of Nashville’s Leadership Music cohort. A 1985 graduate of FHU, Crawford has worked with more than 20 of FHU’s Makin’ Music productions. Four service awards will be presented. John Thomas, campus minister at Columbia Academy, will receive the Service to Youth Award. Brian Stephens, campus minister at University of Tennessee Martin, will be recognized for Service to Community. Amber Milner, Director of the “Together Program” at Arms of Hope, will be honored for Service to Profession and Dr. Mark Blackwelder, director of the FHU Graduate Studies in Bible Program, will receive the Service to the Church Award. Thomas, a 1997 graduate of FHU, teaches Bible at Columbia Academy. In addition, his work as campus minister includes planning spiritual emphasis weeks for students, organizing relief efforts when natural disaster strikes, coordinating a canned food drive, and supervising mission trips for CA students. He is married to the former Natalie Porter and they have four sons: John Allen, Daniel, Nathan and Matthew.

Stephens has worked with the Martin Church of Christ for more than 10 years. He has led mission trips to various places, including Costa Rica. In addition to his work as campus minister, he teaches two Bible classes weekly and preaches at least once each month. He is married to the former Joy Holloway. He is a 1993 graduate of FreedHardeman. Milner, a 1979 FHU alumna, has worked in the social service field for 30 years. A licensed master social worker, she began working at Boles Children’s Home following her graduation from FHU. Her current duties at Arms of Hope focus on disadvantaged youth and single parents. She and her husband David Milner have two children, Matt and Meghan. In addition to directing the graduate program in Bible, Blackwelder is an associate professor of biblical studies. He is also a minister of the Estes Church of Christ. He spent five years in Bratislava, Slovakia, as a missionary. He and his wife Dana have two children, Beatta and Alex. Blackwelder is a 1991 graduate of FreedHardeman. In addition to the alumni awards, the Homecoming banquet will feature the Homecoming court. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased by contacting Ann Marie Williams at 731-989-6021 or For additional information on other Homecoming activities, see

UT to host Fall Preview Day High school students interested in attending the University of Tennessee at Martin are invited to register for the semester’s second Fall Preview Day, scheduled for Nov. 19. Faculty and staff will be available to answer questions about academic programs, financial aid, scholarships, housing and student life. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the Kathleen

and Tom Elam Center. Event times are as follows: 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Welcome and Information Session; 10:30-11:15 a.m. – Academic Fair; 11:15 a.m.-noon – Academic Department Visit; and Noon-1:30 p.m. – Campus Tour For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 731-8817020 or register online at

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By Emily Brown West Chester has been a very busy place to be. We want to again thank our super parents, PTO officers, faculty, and staff for a very successful Fall Festival! Every year we are amazed at the generosity, dedication, and creativity our West Chester family displays. These boys and girls were Fall Festival winners. Congratulations to all! Membership Drive Winners were: first - Zoey Zdravkov, second Brooklyn Rush, and third Brionna Estes. Top Meal Tickets Sellers were: first -

By Ally Rogers The basketball teams played their first home game last Thursday night against Decatur County. Although the girls lost, they played extremely well and stayed right with the other team. The boys had a HUGE victory! We were very proud of the hard work the teams displayed. The pep rally had to be re-scheduled and will be on Nov. 17. The next game will be begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Northeast Middle School. Please check the website or the newspaper for the schedule and plan to attend and cheer on our Eagle and Eaglette basketball teams. The Art Club stayed after school Tuesday to complete a project. They tie-dyed their club T-

Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester Elementary, Jacks Creek Elementary, and West Chester Elementary Schools Monday, Nov. 14 Popcorn chicken Mashed potatoes, rolls Green beans, salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice Or Schoolable #4 Tuesday, Nov. 15 Spaghetti/meat sauce Corn, glazed carrot coins Salad bar, Texas toast Fruit choice, milk choice Or Schoolable #5 Wednesday, Nov. 16 Pizza California blend Sweet potato waves Salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice Or Schoolable #6 Thursday, Nov. 17 Manager’s choice sandwich Baby carrots/Ranch dip Chips, cookies Luigi’s Sherbet Cup Fruit choice, milk choice

Braeden Burkhead, second - Will Brown, and third - Drew Brown, Ben Clayton and Caden Sanders. Biggest Cake Kennedy Holman. Most Cakes - Abby, Tyler and Ally Kate Arnold. Most Creative Cake Jude Velasquez. Best Decorated Cake Haven Velasquez. The faculty and staff would like to say a big thank you to our PTO for serving a delicious lunch on Wednesday. There were enough for leftovers for Thursday. PTO thanked us for our hard work and beautiful decorations. Mrs. Starla Bogard reports that we are only $603 from our goal for the year for BoxTops! The response has been overwhelming! Keep bringing in BoxTops. With the holidays just around the corner, we should be able to go over the top very soon.

(Mrs. Starla’s delicious, hot popcorn might be why we are doing so well.) The third-grade classes enjoyed their Field Trip to Falcon Ridge Pumpkin Farm on Friday. It was a cool and overcast day, but that didn’t stop the group from having a great time. Thanks to the many parents that helped chaperone. Please mark on your calendars the Holiday Shopping Spree for our school on Dec. 13-15. The students will be able to purchase small gifts for their families. With all the excitement everyday, we continue to study and work hard to prepare our kids to be good students and citizens. The second-graders in Ms. Lisa Scott-Hardy’s class made delicious salsa to go with their reading story “Rosa and Blanca.” Remember WEST, Where Everyone Stands Tall!

shirts! The members enjoyed the afternoon of fun and learning the different techniques of tiedying. These shirts will get to be worn on certain club days and the Art Club field trip at the end of the year. The production of the play, Annie, will be held in three performances. These will be on Nov. 1719. On Nov. 19, the play will be held in conjunction with the Ladies’ Day event sponsored by the Coordinated School Health office. There are several junior high students in the play. For more information, contact Heather Griffin, Ricky Mitchell or Jeff Lewis. Snacks are sold each day except Wednesday at the Junior High during second and third period. These healthy snacks are 75 cents to a dollar and will include items such as Rice Krispie Treats, Cracker Jacks, SunChips, fruit Gummy Snacks, Capri Suns, Pickle Juice, Slush Puppies and Italian Ices. The proceeds from these products help fund many extra items needed

here at the Junior High. Since research shows that students perform better without an empty stomach, send your child money for a snack and help our school at the same time! Progress Reports will go out this Thursday, Nov. 10. Please ask your child to see his/her report and if you have questions, feel free to email their teacher or request a conference with them. Mark your calendars for Friday night, Dec. 2. We will have a Christmas social for the students and staff. This should be a fun night for all who attend!

Friday, Nov. 18 Turkey/dressing Or hotdog Mashed potatoes, roll Green beans Cranberry sauce Fruit choice, milk choice

Friday, Nov. 18 Turkey/dressing Or hotdog Sweet potato casserole Green beans, coleslaw Cranberry sauce Salad bar, roll Fruit choice, milk choice

Chester County Middle School Monday, Nov. 14 Chicken rings Mashed potatoes, rolls Green peas, salad bar Baked apples Fruit choice, milk choice Or Schoolable #6 Tuesday, Nov. 15 Spaghetti/meat sauce Glazed sweet potatoes Coleslaw, Green beans Salad bar, Texas toast Fruit choice, milk choice Or Schoolable #7 Wednesday, Nov. 16 Pizza Savory potatoes, salad bar Broccoli/cheese Fruit choice, milk choice Or Schoolable #1 Thursday, Nov. 17 Manager’s choice sandwich Baby carrots/Ranch dip Chips, cookies Fruit choice, milk choice

East Chester celebrates fall

Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

East Chester Elementary held their annual Fall Festival last Saturday, Nov. 5. Students opened the festivities with songs about America.

U of M Law School rated near top nationally in “quality of life” The Princeton Review has ranked the quality of life at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law seventh in the nation. That recognition puts the University of Memphis in the company of such wellknown schools, public and private, as Duke, Virginia, Stanford, and Vanderbilt. The magazine’s “Best Quality of Life” designation is based on currently enrolled students’ answers to questions about a variety of factors. Among them are whether there is a strong sense of

community at the school; how aesthetically pleasing the school is; its location; its social life; its classroom facilities; and its library staff. The “Best Quality of Life” article in the latest publication The Princeton Review also included comments from students. Several of them centered around the School’s January 2010 move to Downtown Memphis to occupy the renovated, historic U.S. Customs House. “The new facility has

FHU professor presents work at conference Dr. Robert Trimm, assistant professor of finance at Freed-Hardeman University, has co-authored a paper with Eugene Bland, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Judson Ruig, Francis Marion University. Their work was presented at the Academy of Business Education and Financial Education Association’s annual meeting in September. The paper, entitled “An Investigation of the Impact on Retirement Benefits from Changing the Defined Benefit U.S. Social Security System to the Defined Contribution Australian Superannuation

Chester County Junior High School *Cereal, fruit, milk choice offered daily Monday, Nov. 14 Chicken strips Or meatball sub Mashed potatoes Green peas, salad bar Baked apples, rolls Tuesday, Nov. 15 Chili with meat/beans/crackers Or country fried steak Tri-taters, brown beans Turnip greens, salad bar Cornbread, trimmings Wednesday, Nov. 16 Pizza Or barbecue/bun Baked potato, salad bar Broccoli/cheese Thursday, Nov. 17 Manager’s choice sandwich

System: Data from 1980 through 2010,” incorporates data from a complete business cycle. The data is used to “compare the value of the assets retiring employees would have if they retired in January 2011 under the current Defined Benefit US Social Security System with the wealth generated under the Defined Contribution Australian Superannuation System.” The Academy of Business Education and Financial Education Association Conference was held at Downtown Disney World Sept. 22-24.

changed the nature of the study of law in Memphis,” one said. “It seems to have reinvigorated those within it. Students seem more eager to learn, and the professors more eager to teach.” Said another survey respondent, “The move has allowed the Downtown legal community to be so much more involved in the School’s day-to-day activities, especially moot court and mock trial competitions.” Students also called the school affordable, practical-minded in its approach to legal education, and “unfailingly diverse.” They called the curriculum “well balanced,” and said “The professors are excellent and ... care about their students ... every professor is accessible and willing to help.” The consensus of responses indicates that the U of M Law School “offers a solid educational experience, with very high standards.”

Carrots/Ranch dip Chips, sherbet

Fries, barbecue beans Macaroni/vegetable salad

Cream style corn Cranberry sauce, rolls

Friday, Nov. 18 Turkey/dressing Or ham/cheese sandwich Sweet potato casserole Green beans, coleslaw Mashed potatoes, rolls Salad bar, Cranberry sauce

Thursday, Nov. 17 Turkey/dressing (2 lines) Pizza/salad bar Green beans, coleslaw Sweet potato casserole

Friday, Nov. 18 Manager’s choice Pizza/fries Salad bar, rolls

Chester County High School *Cereal, fruit choice, fruit juice, and milk choice offered daily Monday, Nov. 14 Chicken strips (2 lines) Or Pizza/salad bar/tater pals Mashed potatoes Green peas, rolls Baked apples Glazed carrot circles Tuesday, Nov. 15 Chicken/dumplings Pizza/fries Salad bar, cornbread Tiny whole potatoes Brown beans Turnip greens Wednesday, Nov. 16 Barbecue/bun Corndog, pizza Baked potato bar Salad bar, coleslaw

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, November 10, 2011

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FOR SALE FOR SALE – Super Bargain Home located at corner of Hwy. 100 E. & Roby Rd. Ready soon. Previous owner started and could not complete. Home was never lived in. Features: 4.47 Acres, Full Basement, Large Rooms, Nice Deck, Backs up to 50+ Acres of Woods. A Super Buy for ONLY $69,000! At current rates your payment will be about $350 / month. We pay closing for you. Call 608-2225. (TFC) FOR SALE – Owner Terms. 5 acres just off corner of Glendale Rd. and Shea Lane. Lot has drive, home site, small pond, perk tested, blacktop road. Ready for doublewide or new house. Terms: $900 Down and $226 / month for 7 years. NO INTEREST! Total Price $19,900. Call 608-2225. (TFC) FOR SALE – From 1 to 17 Acres —- $100 Down —- $100 / Month. No restrictions and NO CREDIT CHECK. Chester County 731989-4859. (TFC) FREE TO GOOD HOME – 3 Newly-Weaned Fluffy Kittens, 2 Males and 1 Female Calico. Also 2 Older Kittens, 1 Black Male & 1 Orange Tabby Female. All Are Box-Trained & Delightful! Inside Cats Only, Bring Carrier to Take Home. Call 731-9833302 between 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. (30P) WANT TO BUY Smith & Wesson Pistol Model 38 Military and Police. 1st Model 1902 With Front Lock on Cylinder and Round Butt Grip. Call 731-4240251. (28P) FOR SALE! Peanuts Galore at The Country Market Store at 305 S. Church. (TFC) FOR SALE – 1996 Lincoln Town Car. 32,000+ Miles, Good Condition. $2,500 Firm. Call 731435-1230. (28P) MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE – New 4 BR, 2 Bath Homes, Delivery & Setup. $44,500. CLAYTON HOMES SUPERCENTER of Corinth, MS. 1/4 Mile Past Hospital on Hwy. 72 West. 662-287-4600. (35C) FOR SALE – 2,200 Sq. Ft. Brick Home. 4 BR, 3 BA, 2 ½ Acres, 10 Mi. East. Value: $154,900. Sale: $119,900. Save: $35,000. Call 731-879-9071. (30P) FOR




MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE – New 3 BR, 2 Bath Homes, Delivery & Setup. $29,950. CLAYTON HOMES SUPERCENTER of Corinth, MS. 1/4 Mile Past Hospital on Hwy. 72 West. 662-287-4600. (35C) FOR SALE – Front Load Washer & Dryer, $750. Complete Bedroom Set - Queen Size Pillow top Mattress, $600. Call 731-2178886. (27P) FOR SALE – Clearance Sale on Display Homes. Save $$ on your New Home. Double & Singlewides available. Large Selection. WINDHAM HOMES, Corinth, MS. 1-888-287-6996. (TFC) FOR SALE – 1 Acre, Deanburg / Chickasaw Area. City Water. $6,900. Call 608-2228. (27P) MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE – New 2 BR Homes, Delivery & Setup. $25,950. CLAYTON HOMES SUPERCENTER of Corinth, MS. 1/4 Mile Past Hospital on Hwy. 72 West. 662287-4600. (35C)

FOR RENT FOR RENT – 2-bedroom, 1-bath townhouse, $375 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 – Commercial Building, 117 W. Main St. 3900 sq. ft. plus basement. $1,500. Will divide. United Country Action Realty. 989-7488. (TFC) MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT – 2 or 3 BR Mobile Homes in Lexington. Weekly With Utilities or Monthly Without.

Call 731-968-9689. (31P) FOR RENT – 2 BR, 2 BA, Nice Home on Woods Dr. $600 / Month. $500 Deposit. NO PETS. 610-5237 or 989-3795. (29P) FOR RENT – 2 BR, 2 BA Mobile Home near Chickasaw. NO PETS. $350 / Month, $200 Deposit. Call 983-5707. (TFC) FOR RENT – Weekly Rental, Fully Furnished, In Country, Full-Size Appliances. Furnished Dining, Living & Bedroom With All Utilities, Including TV with Dish Network. (2) Available. $135 - $175 Weekly. Call 731608-0763 or 608-0447. (27P) FOR RENT – 2 bedroom house, appliances, washer / dryer, new flooring / paint. 248B E. Third. $450 / month. 989-7488. (TFC) APARTMENT FOR LEASE – 2 BR, 1 Bath w/ Garage. Application, References, Deposit Required. $575 / Month. Minimum 12-Month Lease. Fawn Dr. Call 731-422-2284 (Home), 431-1755 (Cell), or 234-2151 (Cell). (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 bedroom house, 3 acres. 765 Cemetery Road, Enville. $495. United Country Realty 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 3-bedroom brick house, new carpet / paint, carport, appliances, fenced yard. 478 Woods. $625 / month. 989-7488. (TFC) RENT to PURCHASE – 3 BR, 2.5 BA, Brick Home, Newly Remodeled, New Appliances, Custom Cabinets. 2 Acre Lot, Near Chickasaw Park & Golf Course. $850 / Month. Call 731989-3654 for info. (27P)

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CHILD CARE In My Home. References Available. Licensed CNA. Stay-at-Home Mother. If interested call 731-616-7040. (27P) WANTED LAND OR STANDING TIMBER on 10 acre tracts and larger. Pine & hardwood. Carter Timber & Land. Since 1993. Ted Carter 731-607-0777. (TFC)

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Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated January 31, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded February 21, 2008, at Book 311, Page 495 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Shane Russom a/k/a Shane Monroe Russom and Tammy Russom, conveying certain property therein described to Craig E. Newby 451 Autumn Lake Trail Franklin, TN 37067 as Trustee for JP Morgan Chase Bank as Trustee; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on December 1, 2011 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point in the center of Dusty Lane bearing North 58 degrees 20 minutes 55 seconds West 148.47 feet from the northeast corner of the property conveyed to Shane Russom Deed Book 296. Page 527 of which the herein described Lot 2 is a part, said point also being the northwest corner of Lot 3 and the northeast corner of the herein described Lot 2 end bears North 0 degrees 22 minutes 42 seconds East 2925 feet from an iron rod set; thence with said Lot 3. South 0 degrees 22 minutes 42 seconds West 726.36 feet to an iron rod set in the north line of a survey of 9.96 acres survey the following 2 calls: 1.North 77 degrees 21 minutes 38 seconds West 182.18 feet to an iron rod found; 2 South 76 degrees 37 minutes 49 seconds West 473.26 feet to an iron rod found in the east line of James H. Graves Deed Book 51, Page 197 thence with said Graves generally along and by fence, North 0 degrees 10 minutes 55 seconds East 340.27 feet to an iron rod set on the southwest corner of Lot 1; thence with said Lot 1 the following 2 calls: 1. North 89 degrees 0 minutes 37 seconds East 196.86 feet to an iron rod set; 2. North 0 degrees 10 minutes 56 seconds East 669.01 feet to a point in the

center of said Dusty Lane on the northeast comer of said LOT 1, said point witnessed by an Iron rod set bearing southerly 25.33 feet on the last described line; thence with the center of Dusty Lane the following 6 calls: 1.South 80 degrees 35 minutes 56 seconds east 65.83 feet; 2. South 75 degrees 51 minutes 3 seconds East 40.43 feet; 3. South 71 degrees 9 minutes 51 seconds East 35.51 feet; 4. South 65 degrees 23 minutes 28 seconds East 41.53 feet; 5 South 59 degrees 30 minutes 51 seconds East 66.72 feet; 6. South 57 degrees 33 minutes 5 seconds East 248.80 feet to the point of beginning containing 10.00 acres more or less. Together with and subject to any covenants easements, or restrictions and all right of way rights to Dusty Lane of Record. ALSO KNOWN AS: 255 Dusty Road, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Jackson Tennessee Hospital Company LLC dba Regional Hospital of Jackson; Shane Russom a/k/a Shane Monroe Russom; Tammy Russom The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700196467 DATED October 28, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FHA No. 4823878631703 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_msherrod_111028_1617 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

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 21, 2006, executed by MELONY PHELPS, STEVEN PHELPS, conveying certain real

property therein described to CARTER STANFILL AND KIRK PLLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee recorded December 29, 2006, in Deed Book 294, Page 478-491; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to US BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FF2 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be 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, Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on November 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Main Entrance steps of the Chester County Courthouse , located in Henderson, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: TRACT ONE: BEGINNING AT A STAKE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE WILLIAM DANCY LOT AND THE WEST EDGE OF A 20 FOOT ROAD EASEMENT; RUNS THENCE WITH THE WEST MARGAIN OF SAID EASEMENT S 15 DEGREES 02 MINUTES E 87 FEET TO A STAKE AT THE NORTHEASET CORNER OF THE W.C. JONES LOT; THENCE WITH THE NORTH LINE OF JONES WEST 100 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE, BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF JONES; THENCE N 15 DEGREES 02 MINUTES W 70 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE WILLIAM DANCY LOT N 84 DEGREES 15 MINUTES E 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.17 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, AS SURVEYED BY RICHARD CLARENCE DODD, ON MARCH 23, 1990. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO STEVEN PHELPS AND WIFE, MELONEE PHELPS BY DEED DATED MAY 23, 2003, AND OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 234, PAGE 69, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. TRACT TWO: BEGINNING AT A STAKE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THIS TRACT OF LAND IN THE NORTHERN SEVERANCE LINE OF ETHEL TUCKER IN THE VICINITY OF THE FIELD ROAD HERINAFTER MENTIONED: RUNS THENCE NORTH WITH THE SEVERANCE LINE OF TUCKER 50

FEET TO A STAKE; RUNS THENCE WEST WITH THE SEVERANCE LINE OF TUCKER 100 FEET TO A STAKE; RUNS THENCE SOUTH WITH THE SEVERANCE LINE OF TUCKER 50 FEET TO A STAKE; RUN THENCE EAST 100 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. INCLUDED IN THIS CONVEYANCE IS A RIGHT OF WAY FOR ROAD PURPOSES 20 FEET IN WIDTH OVER LAND OWNED BY THE SAID ETHEL TUCKER FROM THE EASTERN PORTION OF HER LAND TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE TRACT OF LAND HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED AND CONVEYED HEREUNDER, THE SAME TO BE 20 FEET IN WIDTH AND WHICH THE SAID ETHEL TUCKER COVENANTS AND AGREES THAT SHE WILL HAVE GRADED AND OPENED UP TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE MEANS OF INGRESS AND EGRESS TO THE LOT ABOVE DESCRIBED AND CONVEYED HEREUNDER. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO STEVEN PHELPS AND WIFE, MELONEE PHELPS BY DEED DATED MAY 23, 2003, AND OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 234, PAGE 69, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. PARCEL ID: 033-012.03 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1145 TUCKER COVE, 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): MELONY PHELPS, STEVEN PHELPS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC ASSIGNEE OF HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A., Advantage Assets II, Inc. c/o Finkelstein Kern Steinberg & Cunningham The sale of the abovedescribed 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. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN

38103 Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846

NOTICE TO CREDITORS As Required by Chapter No. 426 Public Acts of Tennessee 1997 TCA §30-306 Estate of: Willie Opal Canaday Notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of October, 2011, Letters Testamentary (or of Administration as the case may be) in respect to the estate of Willie Opal Canaday, who died Sept. 7, 2011, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk of Chester County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk and of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. This, the 21st day of October, 2011. Sarah S. Canaday Personal Representative Cornelia Hall Clerk and Master

NOTICE TO CREDITORS As Required by Chapter No. 426 Public Acts of Tennessee 1997 TCA §30-306

Estate of: Don Ellis Notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of October, 2011, Letters of Administration in respect to the estate of Don Ellis, who died October 9, 2011, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Chester County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. This, the 26th day of October, 2011. Kim S. Wallis Administrator Cornelia Hall Clerk and Master

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KICK START YOUR CDL-A. Regional Driver Career at 37 cpm w/1+ years experience! Top Pay 42.5 cpm. Paid Refresher Course Available for 4-12 Months Experience. 888-362-8608 or Equal Opportunity Employer. (TnScan) DRIVERS - CDL-A DRIVERS NEEDED! We Have The Miles! OTR positions available! Teams Needed!! Class A CDL & Hazmat Req’d 800-942-2104 Ext. 7307 or 7308 (TnScan) DRIVER- CDL-A EXPERIENCE PAYS! Up to $3,000 Sign-OnBonus! Call us today! 6 mo. OTR exp. & CDL Req’d 888-378-7137, (TnScan) RUN WITH A LEADER! Dry Van and Flatbed Freight! Offering Top Miles, Excellent Equipment, Benefits After 90 Days and Regular Hometime. CDL-A, 6mo. OTR. 888-801-5295 (TnScan) DRIVERS/ CDL TRAINING CAREER Central No Money Down CDL Training Work for us or let us work for you! Unbeatable Career Opportunities. *Trainee *Company Driver *Lease Operator Earn up to $51k *Lease Trainers Earn up to $80k (877) 369-7191 (TnScan) DRIVER- STABLE CAREER, NO Experience Needed! Sign On Bonuses Available! Top Industry pay & quality training. 100% Paid CDL Training 800-326-2778 (TnScan) TANKER & FLATBED INDEPENDENT Contractors! • Top Earnings Potential • 100% Fuel Surcharge- Own Your Own Business! Call Today 800-2770212 or (TnScan) DRIVERS: RUN GA, AL, MS, TN & FL. Home Weekends, Earn

Up to 39¢/mi. 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. Call: Sunbelt Transport, LLC 1-800-572-5489 ext. 227 (TnScan) BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT… Call Clayton of Lexington. 731968-4937 (TnScan) SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $3997- Make Money & Save Money with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & D V D : 1800-578-1363 Ext. 300N (TnScan) WE BUY, SELL AND Trade Used Mobile Homes. 731-9684937 (TnScan) ALLIED HEALTH CAREER TRAINING- Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-4819409 (TnScan) YOUR LOW COST ADVERTISING Solution! One call & your 25 word ad will appear in 92 Tennessee newspapers for $265 or 20 West TN newspapers for $95. Call this newspaper’s classified advertising dept. or go to (TnScan) ARE YOU PREGNANT? A successful, financially secure, married couple seeks to adopt. Will be full-time mom & devoted dad. Expenses paid. Call Mindy & Rich. (ask for michelle/adam). 1800-790-5260. (TnScan) ADOPTION- BIRTHMOTHER- YOUR FEELINGS matter! Creative, optimistic married couple hope to have trusting relationship with you for baby’s future. Legal. Confidential. Expenses Paid. Text/ Call Kathy & Eugene 646.339.8326 (TnScan) MAJOR LAND AUCTION 5228 +/- Acres sold in 35 tracts. Tracts located in Benton, Henry, Carroll, Perry Counties in Tennessee and Calloway County, Kentucky. SALE A held Thursday, November 17, at 2PM at Paris Convention Center in Paris, TN. SALE B held Friday, November 18, at 1PM at Perry County Community Building in Linden, TN. Inspection meetings held November 4 and 11 from 26PM at Perry County Community Building in Linden, and on November 5 and 12 from 2-6PM at the Hampton Inn in Paris. Woltz & Associates, Inc.; Real Estate Brokers & Auctioneers, Roanoke, VA. KY#72173, TL#2752. Go to or call 800-

551-3588 for more information. (TnScan) FOR SALE “TURNKEY” FAMILY Practice Office Located in Tipton County!!! For more information, please send your inquiry to: PO Box 1062, Covington, TN 38019 *Perfect office for Nurse Practitioner!!!* (TnScan) BUSINESS FOR SALE IN downtown Paris. Great location, thriving business. Serious inquiries only. P.O. Box 310-110, Paris, TN 38242. (TnScan) SPECTACULAR OCEAN GULF PENTHOUSE Condo! 4BR/3BA! Only $479,900 Same unit sold for $1.2 mil. Absolutely gorgeous. The Only penthouse condo available for sale in Panama City Beach! Enjoy white sand beach, resort-style amenities, luxurious accommodations, Must See! Call now 877-888-2296, ext 116 (TnScan) DIVORCE with or without children $99.95. Includes name change and property settlement agreement. FREE information. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. Call 1-888-789-0198 24/7. (TnScan) NEW 3 BD 2 BA. $27,995. Del and set up. 731-968-4937 (TnScan) TENNESSEE NATIONAL GUARD Set yourself apart and Rise to the Challenge! Tuition Assistance, Medical Benefits, Monthly Paycheck - The Time is NOW Contact a Recruiter at w w w. N a t i o n a l G u a r d . c o m (TnScan) TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE - Driving For a Career - 14 Day CDL Training in Jackson TN. 15 Years Training Experience. Great Pay, Student Loans, Grants, Placement Assistance. Drive-Train 119 E.L. Morgan Drive Jackson TN. 800423-8820. (TnScan) TEAM DRIVERS NEEDED WITH Class A CDL. 2 Yrs OTR Tractor/Trailer Experience; Weekly Hometime; Insurance Available. Call 888-898-4697;

Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM; Sat. 10AM4PM or Email: (TnScan) HIRING DRIVERS, INCREASED PAY SCALE, Flatbed $0.36 - Dry Van $0.35 Reefer $0.36 - Flatbed & Reefer $0.365 Available Incentive $0.035. Late Model Equipment, Lots of miles. Health, Vision, Life, Dental, Vacation, Holidays, 401K. Jerry Barber 800-826-9460 Ext.5, (TnScan) FLATBED DRIVERS NEW PAY Scale- Start @ .37cpm Up to .04cpm Mileage Bonus, Home Weekends, Insurance & 401K Apply @ 800648-9915 (TnScan) DRIVERS: QUALITY CARRIERS HAS Immediate Openings for Class-A Tanker Drivers. Owner Operators & Company. Home Weekly, Great Pay! Apply for Terminal 861 at: 888-4726440. (TnScan) LEASE TO OWN, OWNER Operators and Company Drivers

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needed. CDL and 2 years OTR experienced preferred. Call 870424-3439, Email For more information (TnScan) VAN/ FLATBED. GREAT HOMETIME- $.40 loaded/ .27 empty+ Fees, Premiums & Pd Vacation. CDL-A 23yoa & 1yr. Recent T/T or Flatbed exp. 877261-2101 (TnScan) FedEx GROUND CONTRACTOR SEEKING Team Drivers or Individual Team Drivers: • Great Pay Package • Excellent Hometime • No Touch Freight • All Drop & Hook. Call 901-6798943 or email (TnScan) KICK START YOUR CDL-A. Regional Driver Career at 37 cpm w/1+ years experience! Top Pay 42.5 cpm. Paid Refresher Course Available for 4-12 Months Experience. 888-362-8608 or Equal Opportunity Employer. (TnScan)

The Chester County Independent 11-10-11  

Newspaper covering Chester County and Henderson TN