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January 14, 2010

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145th YEAR - NO. 36

SERVING CHESTER COUNTY SINCE 1865

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Steward ordered held without bond

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City may close Hamlett Ave. On the brink of expansion, Henderson’s largest employer is wanting additional city-owned property free of charge. Freed-Hardeman University is requesting the city to close Hamlett Avenue to through traffic. FHU has approved the construction of a new science building to be built on Hamlet Ave. “What they want us to do is for the city to turn over Hamlett Ave. to them,” said Mayor Bobby King. King expressed his main concern is safety and how emergency personnel would respond to calls on a closed street. “Police, fire, EMS, how would you get them in there,” said King. “We really haven’t seen any long range plans yet. “I think this is all a little premature to make any decision just yet,” King added. “There’s not enough information right now on how it’s going to be done for us to make an informed decision on it.” King also noted the utility issues that need to be addressed with utility director Mark Elkins. See HAMLETT, Page 3-A

School board meeting slated for Thursday The Chester County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. this Thursday at the BOE meeting room. Their agenda includes an evaluation of the superintendent and approve the school calendar for 20102011.

King Day celebration Sunday at Williams The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, at Williams Auditorium at Chester County Middle School. The public is invited. Dr. Darryl Coleman, pastor of Mother Liberty CME Church will be the keynote speaker. The Chester County Community Mass Choir will sing under the direction of Bettie Trice. For more information, you may contact John Welch.

The man allegedly responsible for the death of a Henderson Police Officer made his first appearance in a Chester County court Friday. Henderson resident Ricky Steward spent nearly three weeks in JacksonMadison County General Hospital for multiple gunshot wounds he received during an alleged armed robbery shootout with local law enforcement officers on Dec. 13 resulting in the death of Henderson Police Capt. Dennis Cagle. Steward was charged with murder in perpetration of a felony, attempted first degree murder and aggravated robbery. Slowly walking into the packed courtroom of the Public Safety Building under heavy security, Steward appeared before Judge Larry McKenzie and stated he had not hired an attorney. McKenzie asked about a large amount of jewelry that Steward had previously stated that he owned, but Steward stated he now could not remember its whereabouts. McKenzie then appointed public defender Candy Collins to represent Steward who was ordered held without bond until his preliminary hearing. Collins asked for a mental evaluation, but assistant District Attorney Jody Pickens asked to delay that request until Jan. 22 when Steward’s wife, Cheryl Steward, is also scheduled to face the judge. According to court documents, Cheryl Steward has hired Indiana attorney Dock McDowell Jr. from Merrillville who is licensed to practice law in Tennessee. McKenzie set a preliminary hearing for Ricky Steward for 10 a.m. Jan. 22 to correspond with a hearing for Cheryl Steward. Cagle was responding to an armed robbery call at a local grocery store when he and Sheriff’s Deputy Don Purvis engaged in a shootout with the perpetrator. Cagle was shot once in the abdomen after allegedly exchanging several rounds of gunfire with Steward on Dec. 10 during an attempted armed robbery at Save-ALot. He is the first law enforcement officer in Henderson and Chester County to die from wounds suffered in the line of duty.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Accused cop killer Ricky Steward is led in to the courtroom of the Public Safety Building Friday, escorted by Henderson Police Department investigator Gary Davidson. Steward, along with his wife and alleged accomplice Cheryl Steward, are scheduled back in court for preliminary hearings Jan. 22.

Steward costing county thousands The man accused of killing a Henderson Police officer is costing taxpayers thousands of dollars in lieu of medical bills. Ricky Steward was released from Jackson-General Hospital last week, but not before he ran up a hefty hospital bill for intensive care and surgeries. Steward is currently being charged in the death of Henderson Police Capt. Dennis Cagle, who he allegedly shot while trying to rob Save-A-Lot on Dec. 10. “The bills have just started coming in,” announced Sheriff Blair Weaver at Monday night’s county commission meeting. “They are going to be astronomical I’m sure.” According to sheriff Weaver, they have received a bill for Steward’s arm amputation that cost $23,000, his intensive care unit stay yielded $500 a night for 11 nights for a total of $5,500, he was placed on a ventilator for seven days at $3,500 a night that totaled $24,500. “He’s had seven surgeries so far, and they’re expecting two more some time in the future,” Weaver informed. Steward is currently being held in Madison County custody, because they have a full-time nursing staff. “We’ve been blessed to have sheriff Woolfork keep him for us so we don’t have to get a doctor or nurse be down here with us twenty-four seven,” said Weaver. Woolfork expressed to Weaver. Steward’s stay and care in the Madison County jail will be free of charge. “When we get the full bill, I know the man second in command at the hospital. I’m going to sit down and talk to him,” said county mayor Troy Kilzer. “It might not do any good, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.”

Police chief requests more manpower Henderson Police Chief Tommy Davis spoke with a soft, but determined voice at the city’s planning session meeting last Thursday night. In the aftermath of a fallen officer and a recent military deployment of another, Chief Davis told board members his department is understaffed and outlined his plan of hiring two officers and shifting officers to create additional supervisor roles along with filling a vacant narcotics investigator position. “I can’t tote the load any longer,” Davis said. “I’m going to need some help.” Currently there are 12 officers actively working on the force, including an assistant police chief and investigator. Officer Kyle Connor, who is still listed on the payroll, is currently being deployed for Iraq and will return to work in one year. Capt. Dennis Cagle

died from injuries he suffered in the line of duty in December. “I’ve got two officers, today, that may not be here three months from now, that would put me down to 10 officers,” Davis explained. “We haven’t been down to 10 officers since I’ve been here.” Davis said he would like to create four sergeant positions, voiding the rank of captain, promote an HPD officer to narcotics investigator and hire two officers for patrol division during this budget year. “That position (narcotics investigator) is a very needed position for the simple reason people dealing drugs know that we’re not working drugs,” informed Davis. “I need that (position) desperately.” Facing one of the toughest budgets in 20 years, the HPD cut their lean budget $108,000

for the 09-10 fiscal year. Davis admitted he’s a ‘realist’ and understands the crucial numbers game this year the city is facing. “I know how the budget is right now, but I think I can get two (officers) in with out going over budget.” he said. Chief Davis explained the hiring process for the police department is a longer process than other departments due to state certification laws and waiting any longer to accept applications would just cripple the department even more. “I can’t replace somebody when he quits in a day, unless somebody certified falls in my lap,” Davis added. “I like to hire people that already live in this county and want to stay in this county, but I can’t always do that.” Ald. Johny Farris said he understood departments such

as police and fire operate differently than other city departments and expressed his concern for lack of manpower in the police dept. “I want to ask that we take away the hiring freeze on those departments,” Farris said. “As far as the supervisor positions, if that’s what you recommend I’m going to say yes. You know what you need to do to do the job.” “I feel the same way,” echoed Ald. Timothy Faulkner. No official votes can be made during a planning session meeting. The board will convene in regular session at 7 p.m. this Thursday night (tonight) at the council chamber in the City Hall to discuss the matter further. The agenda also includes: annual audit report, discuss issues with Dry Creek Road water, and consider an action on rezoning the property located along Shelia Drive.


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Mayor gives jail update Chester County Mayor Troy Kilzer told county commissioners Monday night the jail is 75 percent complete. “It’s coming right along,” said Kilzer. “They had the heat on last Wednesday. And everything has one coat of paint.” Kilzer said he believes

full completion of the jail to be in the spring. “I say we’ll be moving in, in May,” he added. Lashlee-Rich was awarded the contract for the 33,387 square foot project and given a budget of $7,887,518 (including site work). A representative for Lashlee-Rich said in a May 2009 interview

that the jail would reach completion in February 2010. In that same interview the rep said weather was the due cause to the slow progress. Kilzer said in March the county commissioners would have the opportunity to tour the facility with the architects and builders.

Chili Bowl has community significance On Feb. 1, once again, the people of Henderson, Freed-Hardeman University Alumni, faculty, staff and students will perfect their recipes to create what they hope will be the champion chili in the third annual FHU Chili Bowl. “This has become a great event on our campus,” said Betsy Hesselrode, director of alumni relations at FHU. “It is a lot of fun for families and friends of the community to come and enjoy a ballgame and some great Chili.” All proceeds from the ticket sales of this year’s event will go to the Dennis Cagle Memorial Fund. According to Hesselrode, that decision was easy. “The Henderson Community is very important to Freed-Hardeman University,” said Hesselrode. “From the city and county govern-

ments, to the Chamber to all of the wonderful people who help make an education at Freed-Hardeman a reality, Henderson is very important to our mission and what we do in this commun i t y. T h e protection we receive f r o m o u r police department is n o exception. We w a n t this year’s event to be our biggest yet so we can show our appreciation to those who protect our community and our university. Hopefully donations to the Dennis Cagle Memorial Fund will be one more demonstration by the community and the

university how we appreciate the Henderson Police force and what they do for our community. The Chili Bowl is open to everyone. There will be live music and prizes and of course, lots of tasty chili. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. The Chili Bowl will be followed by a basketball g a m e between the FHU Lions and Lambuth U n i v e r s i t y. Teams can register for $25. Rules and entry forms are available at www.fhu.edu/chilibowl. Tickets for unlimited tasting are $5. Students and seniors are welcome for $3. For more information, contact the FHU Office of Alumni Relations at 9896021.

SNOW DAY

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Natalie Leatherwood, 9, at left, and Camille Leatherwood, 10, engage in a snowball fight Thursday after a light snowfall closed school for two days last week.

Aydan Blayne Leath, daughter of Daniel and Darian Leath, celebrated her 1st birthday with Minnie and all of her Mickey Mouse Clubhouse friends at Up-N-Jumpin in Mifflin. She got lots of presents and got to play with all of her friends. She wanted to thank everyone that came. She is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Susanne Denton of Bolivar, David and Anna Leath of Henderson, and Teresa and Steve Nickell of Jackson. She is the niece of Jera Fawcett, Kyle Leath and Jed Denton.


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NEO Products Corp. celebrates 30 years, recognized for support of Perkins Center By James A. Webb General Manager

A major employer in Henderson recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Neo Products Corporation in Magic Valley turned age 30 on Nov. 1, 2009, and currently employs about 60. NEO manufactures components for major appliances, and relocated to Henderson from Erie, Mich. in 1979. NEO is well-known for its employee friendly environment. Johnny Wayne Smith is employee No. 1 in seniority, having been hired by the late plant manager Richard Frye before the plant was actually in operation. “It’s a good place to work. The company treats you fair,” Smith said. “(Frye) said as long as the company made money he would share it with the employees.” Smith said that the company has been true to Frye’s words with bonuses, annual picnics, gifts, etc. He emphasized that working at NEO had been very rewarding, and was just like a family. In addition, NEO Products and its employees have been great for the Henderson community as dedicated supporters of the Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Each year, NEO employees donate money that is used to provide Thanksgiving dinner and additional groceries to the families in the center’s Relative Caregiver Program. In 2009, NEO provided this vital donation to 15 families, including 25 children. They also provided Thanksgiving turkeys to each of these families. This in-kind gift was worth more than $1,000, and NEO does this every single year. At Christmas, NEO comes through once again by sponsoring two to four children at the holidays. For the children they “adopt,” they purchase everything those children need for Christmas, including toys, games,

Neo Products Corporation Brief History • Started in Erie, Mich. in 1945 by Richard D. Frye • Emphasis on the manufacture of component parts for major appliances, i.e. washing machines, refrigerators, ovens. Customer base includes: General Electric, Whirlpool, Electrolux, Amana, Speed Queen, Sub-Zero Freezer Co., and many more. • Relocated in November of 1979 to Henderson, Tenn.: Instrumental in the site selection were then Henderson Mayor Gene Record and then Chester County Executive Neil Smith • Currently employs 60 people. • Celebrated 30th anniversary of move on Nov. 1, 2009. Six of its associates have or will this year have been with the company for 30 years. • Major contributor to the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Fundraiser this spring will be a wrestling match with all proceeds going to the center. • Current officers: Thomas Frye, President and CEO; Rhodes Barnette, Vice President

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Johnny Wayne Smith, of NEO Products Corporation, shows just some of the products of the plant which is currently celebrating its 30th year in Henderson. Smith was the first employee hired at the plant which has very little employee turnover.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Employees of NEO Products in Magic Valley, currently celebrating their 30th year of operation in Henderson, were recognized last week for their outstanding support of the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. In addition to the corporate support of the center, NEO eomployees hold several fund-raisers throughout the year to aid in the prevention of child abuse. clothes, shoes and more. They also donate hams for everyone in the Relative Caregiver Program, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus make an appearance at the center’s VOCA Christmas party, all because of NEO. Beginning in 2008, NEO started sponsoring a “Memphis Wrestling” fundraiser with all monies

benefiting the Carl Perkins Center. Organized by Terry Hearn and Mark Only of NEO, the event raises more than $3,500 each year for the Center. They also purchase at least one corporate table each year at the Annual Dinner and Auction, which is one of the most important donations a local cor-

poration can make, as Dinner and Auction is the Center’s largest fundraiser. “When I joined the Chester County staff last year, the office manager was explaining to me all of the help we get from the community,” said Clay Jordan, Chester County Carl Perkins Center

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Hamlett

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Hamlett Street may be closed if the board decides to hand over the street to FreedHardeman. The board is requesting an emergency plan from the university for further review.

“We’ve got sewer lines running along there, two water lines running in there, gas lines, easements…who is going to be responsible for all of that,” said King. “We need to sit down with all of the department heads and see how all of this is going to be laid out,” Ald. Keith Smith asked if FHU president Dr. Wiley asked about the closing of University Street, as well, in connection with closing Hamlet Ave.

Director. “She kept mentioning NEO Products, and not being from here, I wasn’t aware of their work. Once I got to know the staff at NEO and saw all that they do for the children of Chester County, I realized what a vital role they play in our mission to protect children and families.”

“I think if you’re going to get one, I think you’ve got to get both,” explained King. King said he told FHU officials to go forward with filing for a variance for their new construction with the city for the construction of the science building and supply more information to the board regarding an in depth safety and emergency plan for the street

Both Hearn and Only currently serve on the Chester County Advisory Board. Without the help and support of NEO Products, the Center’s work would be severely hampered.


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Life & Style

Happy birthday to Jean Hinkle, Christy Phillips, Dave Caldwell, Austin Roe and Tim Knight on Jan. 15; Ethan Martin and Edward Jones on Jan. 17; and Briana Culpepper in Jan. 20. There are no anniversaries for this week that I am aware of. The Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,

Jan. 19. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King Jr. Remember to pray for the sick, our troops and their families. If you have news or events to share with the community, call me at 9890212 or email me at Envillecommunitynews@ yahoo.com. Have a wonderful week.

Our deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of Mary Eugenia Bray, wife of Adam Bray. Happy birthday to Jerry Carroll and Kristy Brantly on Jan. 15; Nancy Connor on Jan. 16; Carolyn Whitley on Jan. 18; Tatum and Lee Holder on Jan. 19; Bill Priddy on Jan. 20; and

Arlene Hill on Jan. 21. On our prayer list this week are Connie Barnes, Joanne Joyner, Johnny Hayes, Faye Carroll, John Kent Sells, Jean Latham, Thelma and Lisa Peddy, Phillip Ross, Pam Priddy, Michael Norwalk, Nancy McCaskill, Joanne Sells, Steve Morris, Ollie Dean Kennedy, Bill and Shirley Gaddy, Carolyn Potter, Dianne Wells, Nick Phillips, Judy Cagle, Maurine Foster, Joe Freeman, Gathel Latham, Guy Austin, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families.

Hope everyone stayed warm and well during the bitter cold weather. Some folks had to deal with frozen water pipes out this way. I was thankful to be home on those cold days. It was a good time to clean closets and get better organized. I also took time to read a book while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and home baked cookies. The monthly meeting at the center will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. All members are encouraged to attend. The bluegrass show will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 23. The Hatchie Bottom Boys and the Jargon Band will be performing. Admission is $4 at the door and children under 12 get in free.

Happy birthday to Anita Wade on Jan. 15; Brandon Dunkan on Jan. 16; Michael Weaver on Jan. 17; Chuck Pursell on Jan. 18; Joe Holmes Jr. on Jan. 20; and James Knipper and Betty A. Cooper on Jan. 21. On our prayer list are Christine Gray, Bobby Hutcherson, James Crowley Smith, Drew and Jessie Lee Rowland, Raymond and Sue Greene, Calvin and Jan Denbow, Elsie Smith, Debbie Lofton, Daye Seratt, John Clayton, Melvin Russom, Billy Martin, Larry Beshires, Erma McNeil, Norma Dickson, Roy Neil Ervin, Lois and Will Garner, and our military and the leaders of our country. Hearts to Sam and Esther Howell, who shared wonderful vegetable beef soup with us on a cold winter day. Just a reminder… it’s a good time to check your smoke alarms to see if they are working. Stay warm until next week. God bless.

Dust off your memories, Chester County. The library is embarking on a new endeavor for the new year with an oral history project about our county and our residents. There are so many, many local stories that are particular to this community and, if these tales are not recorded, they will be lost. We have asked other libraries for advice on how to go about this and we have also discovered a list of interview questions from the Smithsonian, via the Internet. Already, we are formulating categories of stories that we would like to include such as those from local servicemen, the home front, one- and tworoom county schoolhouses, life before integration, farm life, the 1952 tornado, and even stories from couples who “ran off” to get married in Corinth, Miss. Miscellaneous stories will also be included. Did you know that an elephant once got loose in a cotton field near Jacks Creek? If theses anecdotes are not recorded, no one will ever know. We plan to post fliers in public places and mail them to churches to advertise our undertaking and we also want to visit the Senior Citizens Center, Chester County Healthcare, and Southern Oaks with the news of our venture. We hope to be ready to begin

“Call me, if you need me” are the familiar words said often by Babe Ruth. Babe has been Jacks Creek’s dependable constable for over 20 years. One of his roles is securing the school buildings nightly, but others have had to take over that role. Babe has been in the hospital with follow-up care at the healthcare, but now he is resting at home. If you like a challenge let’s try to send Babe as many “thinking of you” cards this week as we’ve either benefited from his help or saw him doing some type of law enforcement – if you recall he kept the road pretty hot! The mayor of Jacks Creek is challenging you to send words through the mail that match his “Call me, if you need me.”

Linda Swafford, Judy Azevedo, Joan Rhodes, Jeanette Meek, Snookum Maness, and other family members will tape cards to the front door. If you knock, you’ll see and feel the love. Mail to 8120 State Route 100 East, Jacks Creek, TN 38347 Don’t do what I do; I put off until tomorrow, but this time I will race you. Jacks Creek Community Club (JCCC) meets at 6 p.m Thursday. Bring a dish and join us. I am carrying soup for this cool weather. Come as my guest, I’ll furnish you a bowl. The JCCC Board Leon Robison, Don Rouse, Joann Jones, Ralph and Kathy Mays, and Pat Jones will meet at 5:15. The business meeting will give updates, so come on and eat with us. New members are welcomed. I’ll even wipe the soup dribbles off your chin, too. Is that a form of eat and be merry? Our sympathy is extended to the families of Mary Pusser and Jazz Wadley; they were sweet people with lots of friends.

Mary Lee Bishop Pusser (3-16-41/1-10-10), wife of Billy Kent Pusser, died at her Sand Mountain home. Her daughters, Brenda Dyer, Loretta Davison, and Larncine will miss her greatly. Also, Herbert Franklin “Jazz” Wadley (514-1919/1-11-2010), husband of Lula Mae Russell, died in his Luray home. What a lovely nickname – wished I knew the story behind it, since his brother, Cratis, was the musician. His sons, Bill, Lynn and Clay will miss his twinkling fun-loving mischievous eyes. God bless these families. If you are in the mood of keeping a New Year’s resolution (sending cards) – you might want to include get-well cards to three guys from Luray - Danny Record, Joe Raymond Stanfill and Arville Blankenship. Fran Bailey’s brother, Larry Creasy, from Scotts Hill, would appreciate a card, too. He lives in the Thurman Community. Don’t forget Don Jones – he is still grunting!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Enville Community Club News By Pattie ArnoldGilham Club Reporter

The Enville Community Club had their first meeting of 2010 at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5. There were 20 plus members/visitors in attendance. They enjoyed a potluck meal and lots of laughter. Secretar y/Treasurer Jane Whitten read the Club’s December events and expense report. The Community Club did not have a meeting in December. However, on Dec. 5, 21 members and four guests met at Pop’s

By Nancy Canada Librarian

Catfish and Grill for the annual Christmas Supper. They enjoyed a delicious meal and good fellowship. Gifts were exchanged and everyone had a wonderful time. Door prize winners were Larry McCaig and Gail Durbin. The elected Board Directors for 2010 were announced. They included, President-Linda Phillips; Vice PresidentStacy Goodwin; and Secretary/Treasurer-Jane Whitten. Elected Board Members included Eddie Massengill, Terra O’Neal, Jan Johnson and Jean Crowell.

The Club celebrated Christmas with Santa and the children of Enville on Dec. 17. It was a success with a variety of snacks, presents and lots of smiling faces. The Club delivered 18 food boxes in the community on Dec. 21. There were no additions or corrections needed, and the reading was approved as read by President Linda Phillips. Discussions included the loss of the Robertson’s home and belongings; and doing something nice for Santa and wife for their extra efforts during Christmas. Also, there are

a few calendars left. Upcoming projects included a small storage building, and selling and replacing the tables and chairs. Durbin was the door prize winner. The meeting adjourned with the Pledge to the Flag. Special thanks to Phillips for collecting this information. The Enville Community Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to come and join us with fellowship and a potluck meal.

before the end of the month. Appointments will be taken for interviewees because, as a two-person library, we will need to plan accordingly. Think about your family history and ponder upon what you would like to share. Another New Year’s resolution is the establishment of a Teen Advisory Board. We need the young people of our community to help us with selections for our collection. Our Fan Page on Facebook has already come in handy in this regard. We hope to visit the junior high this month to find out who might be interested in helping us create a better Teen Reading section. Participants would meet before the end of the school year to talk about what they are reading currently, find out what the library already has, and make suggestions on what the library can purchase for the future. Pizza may be involved. Because the library was closed due to inclement weather on Jan. 7, as were other county offices, we have decided to make the rest of January fine free. This will accommodate anyone who had on-going travel issues between the snow and extreme cold. The fact that we are in the season of winter also gives the possibility of more closing due to more bad weather. Remember that, fine free or not, you can

always call the library at any hour of the day or night to renew materials. We check our messages every day. The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Currently, we have several books about Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, on display to be checked out. His “I have a dream” speech is published in a beautifully illustrated children’s book in our collection. The Brown Bag Book Club met on Wednesday, Jan. 13, to discuss A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Moreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel. February’s book will be A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer. Join us! Our library is the recipient of a wide array of books on coin collecting and rare coins thanks to the Tennessee Society of Numismatics of Memphis. The Society has placed several sets of coin books in libraries in our area and their only request was that the books be available for checkout. We gladly accepted their generous gifts and the books have now been catalogued by the Shiloh Regional Library and are on our shelves. Even though the weather is frigid, we are already planning for the 2010 Summer Reading Program. This year’s

theme is “Make A Splash At Your Library: Read” and will begin during the first week of June with a buy one, get one free Scholastic Book Fair. On Tuesday, June 7, our special guest will be Leona of the PBS series, “Between the Lions.” Leona and her friends, Sue Lasky of WLJT-TV, our local PBS affiliate, will be on hand to greet children and their families and promote reading. Education standards change every year. It seems that children are expected to master many skills by the time they begin kindergarten. The most important skill that any child needs to possess is reading. PARENTS: BECAUSE OF OUR FREE LIBRARY SYSTEM AND TENNESSEE’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY PROGRAM, THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR YOU NOT HAVING BOOKS IN YOUR HOUSE. Every child in this county should not go to bed before a story is read to them by their parent or caregiver and the younger the child, the better. Children who grow up being read to will become readers and learning will come easy to them. We see crowds and crowds of cars on Saturdays at the Dixie Youth Ball Field, the football field, and cars in parking lots for basketball See SHELF, Page 7

The monthly singings have resumed. The first one will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Hopewell Baptist Church. Everyone is invited. Faith Baptist men’s breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Jan. 16 in the CLC. There will be a bridal shower for Chastity McCaskill from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 17, in the CLC at Faith Baptist. Sweetlips Church has Sunday school at 10 a.m., and worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. If you missed this month’s community meal, come join us for the next Sweetlips potluck and picking. We have some pretty talented folks. The Sweetlips Fire Department responded to a car fire on Plainview Road last week. The vehi-

cle was totally engulfed. No injuries were reported. If you are interested in being a volunteer firefighter, contact Neal Kinchen. You need to be dedicated. We still have a handful of guys that have been with us for the long haul. Many have dropped out for various reasons. It’s Super Bowl stew time! The stew/bake sale is tentatively set for Feb. 6. There will be a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19, at the center, to get all business in order for the stew. As always, we are asking for donations of roast and baked goods. Start gathering your containers. Sweetlips Store is now serving gourmet cupcakes. Stop by and grab a sweet treat. Danny Fowler had a close encounter recently. He was driving when a deer attempted to jump over his vehicle, came up short and came crashing through the windshield where he was sitting. Thankfully, no one was injured. On our prayer list are

Allen Rietz, Teresa Colbert, Steve Birl, Kim Moore, Patsy Collins, Chrissy Busby, W.C. Pickett and Maryann, Faye Carroll, Thelma Pritchard, Junior Miller, Dan Piechocki, Maurine Foster, Summer Dare, Betty Stout, Sonny and Mickey Russell, Rayford Mayfield, Jamie Hardin, Jim Cates, and our military and their families. Happy birthday to Francis Brooks, Halie Mathis, Billy Pickett and Audrey Brown on Jan. 14; Diann Bullman and Tammy Mathis on Jan. 15; Bud Ward and Bethany Connor Brown on Jan. 17; and Jeff Pickett on Jan. 20. Happy anniversary to Terry and Deborah Moody and Keith and Amiee Price on Jan. 15. If you have news to share, call 989-7523. Thought for the week: Hope in sphere of life is a privilege that attaches to action. No action, no hope. We had a lot of slipping and sliding going on last Wednesday. There were two accidents and some injuries.


CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, January 14, 2010 Chester County Independent archives, January 15, 1970

C E L E B R AT E S BIRTHDAY – Angela Dawn Rowland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Rowland of Bethel Springs, celebrated her fourth birthday on January 13. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Houston Hurst and Mrs. Velma Rowland of Bethel Springs and Curtis Rowland of Montezuma.

Only Yesterday “Numbering Of Homes To Be Done By City” From the files of the Chester County Independent January 11, 1940 “P-T. A. Makes Plans For Founder’s Day” “Plans to celebrate P-T. A. Founders’ Day, either late in February or early in March, were made at the quarterly meeting of the Chester County P-T. A. Council at the city hall here last Friday. Mrs. Osa King was appointed chairman of the Founders’ Day committee.” “Fire Fighting Lads Get Pay To Prove It” “Pay day rolled around last Friday for the city fire department, and all members who had been good boys received checks to prove it. “Under the new regulations, the city pays each member $1.00 for every fire he responds to, provided he remains on the job until released by the fire chief. False alarms are paid off on a 50-cent basis. “A total of $66, covering eight fires and one false alarm, was paid the boys last week. It was the first such pay-off in several years. Seventeen members participated in the payroll, their individual amounts ranging from $1.00 to $5.00.” “Lions Throw Back Bisons In fast Battle” “The Lions’ 32 to 26 win over David Lipscomb here Friday night was their second victory of the season over the invading Bisons from Nashville. Neither team appeared quite up to its usual standard, however, many baskets being missed because the pace set in the hard, rough battle was a bit too fast for accuracy.” “Stork Feathers” “Mr. and Mrs. Miles Jones of Luray announce the birth of a daughter Sunday. She is their first child and weighed eight pounds. “Mr. and Mrs. William Burrows of Luray announce the birth of a daughter, Doris Anne, Friday. She is their first child and weighed 10 pounds. “Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jones of Henderson are the parents of a son, Larry Faine, born December 30. He is their third child. “Born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Boyd of the Wilson community a 11 ½ pound girl, December 25, 1939. She has been named Helen Louise and is their sixth girl and ninth child.” January 13, 1950 “Lions Club Met With Grid Squad” “The Chester County Lions Club held their dinner meeting on last Thursday night, January 5, at the C. C. H. S. gymnasium, meeting with the C. C. H. S. football team and enjoyed a well-prepared meal, faultlessly served by the girls of the home economics department of C. C. H. S.”

“Numbering Of Homes To Be Done By City” “The City of Henderson announces today that arrangements have been completed for the renumbering of all of the property inside the Corporate Limits, and re-naming certain streets. “This work has been in progress for almost a year and is a project of the newly formed Planning Commission, consisting of D. E. Mitchell, James Williams and Tom McCorkle, with Willard E. Smith and John L. Weeks serving as ex-officio members.” “Births” “Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Sorrell of Beech Bluff announce the arrival of a son, Stanley Mason, on December 21. “Mr. and Mrs. Brice Burruss of Beech Bluff are the parents of a daughter, Scherry Lynn, who was born December 27. “Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Farrow of Henderson are the proud parents of the first New Year’s baby in Chester County; a daughter, Carolyn Damarra, who arrived on January 1. “Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fullington of Henderson announce the arrival of a son, Bobby Joe, on Jan. 6. “Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Holmes of Finger announce the birth of Phyllis Diane, on January 7. “Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cherry of Enville are the proud parents of a son who was born January 7. “Dr. L. C. Smith” “Mr. and Mrs. Kendrith Harwell of Enville announce the birth of a son, Ricky Dwight, on December 26. “Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailey of Reagan announce the birth of a daughter, Carolyn Everette, on December 19. “Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Wright of Henderson are the parents of a daughter who was born December 21.” January 15, 1960 “Court Proposes $1.05 Tax Increase” “The regular term of Chester County Court met on Monday at the Courthouse in Henderson with Chairman Earnest Jones presiding. “Architect Ross of Jackson appeared before the Court and gave an explanation of just what a new school building program would cost the county.” “Sheriff & Deputy Not Guilty In Profanity Trial” “Sheriff Warren Thomas and Deputy Casey Rowland went on trial last Tuesday night before Judge Willard Smith, charged with cursing and abusing Jesse Weaver on the afternoon of last Christmas Day, December 25, in the presence of Mrs. Weaver and their small son. “Judge Smith stated that it seemed that both the prosecutor and defendant seemed to charge

cursing and that he, (Judge Smith) did not feel that it behooved the Court to bandy such about as being too relevant in the case and he was therefore dismissing the charge against the Sheriff and Deputy Rowland. “The Sheriff was represented by Attorney Lloyd Tatum and Mr. Weaver was represented by Attorney Joe Davis. A packed courtroom attended the trial.” “New Arrivals” “Drs. McCallum and Wilson” “Mr. and Mrs. Junior L. Mooney of Enville are the parents of a son, Teddy Lee, who was born December 15. “Mr. and Mrs. Ozell Holland of Henderson announce the arrival of a daughter on December 21. “Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Stout of Finger are the parents of a son who was born December 24. “Mr. and Mrs. Joe Neal Brown of Enville are announcing the arrival of a daughter, Sharon Janice, on January 6. “Born to Marcus and Mozella Baldridge of Henderson, a daughter, Tamilar Marconi, on January 8. “Born to James and Maurine Robertson of Henderson, a daughter, Tronna Marlene, on January 8.” “Henderson Clinic” “Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones of Henderson announce the arrival of a son, Frankie Andrew, on December 24. “Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Terry of Henderson are the parents of twin daughters, Penny Sue and Peggy Lou, who were born December 29. “Mr. and Mrs. John Howard Thomas announce the birth of a son, Gregory Howard, on January 1. “Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pickett of Henderson are the parents of a son, Benny Clay, who arrived January 11.” January 15, 1970 “Blood Program Successful with 173 Pints Collected” “The new Chester County Red Cross – Civitan Club Blood Program got off to a good start here Monday when over two hundred citizens turned out to contribute 173 pints of blood during the first visit of the Red Cross Bloodmobile from Nashville. “A minimum of 125 pints was needed to assure ‘blanket blood coverage’ to every Chester Countian. The excess blood over the 125 pints will be credited to the county’s annual quota of 250 pints.” “Woods Will Head MOD County Campaign” “Dr. Clyde Woods, instructor at FreedHardeman College, has accepted the Chairmanship of the County March of Dimes campaign, it was announced Monday. Mrs. Orman Campbell will be in charge of the MOD Mother’s March, Sunday, Jan. 25.”

Hello everyone from the North Pole or that’s the way it feels. I don’t remember the last time we had such cold temperatures for that long. Maybe it will kill out the fire ants. We only have two birthdays to report this week: Ann Hankins will have her big day on Jan. 17 and Ann (Mosier) Helton if I remember correctly is on Jan. 12. We grew up together in Deanburg and she now lives in Medon. I have a correction. Raymond Miller’s birthday is not until Oct. 1. Remember our sick: Larry Privett, Winna Knipper, Jean Murley, Angela Benfield, Teresa Colbert, and add my mother, Mary Lou Miller to your list. The ladies’ meeting at Bethel will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. Thought of the week: Laugh at your mistakes and praise yourself for learning from them. Quote of the week: A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. – Thomas Jefferson I hope everyone has a great week and that it will be much warmer. Remember our soldiers. If you see one, tell him or her how much you appreciate their service to our country and keeping us safe. Call me at 983-0522 with your news.

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Opinion

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Congratulations NEO Dear Editor, NEO Products is celebrating their 30th Anniversary, and as a spouse of an employee I would like to congratulate NEO Products and their employees and wish them many more years of success. I would also like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude on how NEO makes not only the employees feel like family, they also include the employee’s entire family. I hope that every employee at NEO realizes how fortunate he or she is to work for such a fantastic company. In today’s industrial world there are not many places of employment that do what NEO does for their employees. NEO hosts two golfing outings a year for those employees who wish to participate. This gives a little time of fun and fellowship away from the working atmosphere. NEO hosts an annual picnic in the summer for employees and their family. This picnic includes food, games and fellowship and usually a bonus for employees at this time of year. At Thanksgiving, the employees receive a turkey, a Thanksgiving dinner and a bonus. At Christmas, employees and their family are invited to

a lunch, a show usually presented by FHU Pied Pipers and then a visit from Santa. As Santa provides a gift for each child he calls them by name and usually includes other members of the family in their conversation. On a separate evening, employees and their spouse or guest are invited to attend another event, as in this year it was a catered dinner at Woodland Hills Golf and County Club with entertainment and the spinning of the wheel for money or prizes. Employees were also treated with a ham, jacket and another bonus. Employees are not just a number on a time clock, they each have a name and so does their family members. Many times functions are held to raise money for employees who are sick or in distress. In addition to the things NEO gives back to the employees, they also reach out to the community. NEO is a big sponsor for the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. I would like to say thank you for making me feel part of the NEO family and best wishes for future success. Sincerely, Jeanette Williams

Expert says RDA Guidelines insufficient to prevent cancer, heart disease, others What if there was one pill you could take that could possibly help reduce your risk for 17 types of cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, and childhood asthma – and it wasn’t a prescription drug? It’s a pill that some recent studies indicate could lower the incidence of breast cancer by as much as 50 percent and reduce our national cost of cancer treatment by $25 billion annually, while costing consumers only pennies a day. That pill exists, according to Dr. Soram Khalsa a member of the medical staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. It’s Vitamin D, a nutrient that has been in common use since the 1920s, and new data suggests it could help stem the tide of many chronic conditions at a cost of under 10 cents a day. Khalsa — a board-certified internist, 30-year practitioner and pioneer of integrative medicine and author of the book The Vitamin D Revolution from Hay House (www.vitamindrevolution.com) — claims that the lack of Vitamin D in Americans has been cited as a factor in just about every major ailment suffered by Americans. Khalsa believes that the U.S. recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin D is outdated and too low, based on the long standing premise that Vitamin D only helps fight rickets. “In the past 10 years, medical science has discovered that Vitamin D in higher doses can help prevent numerous other illnesses, yet the RDA does not reflect that new understanding. Simply put, the government is behind the curve.” “The world’s best Vitamin D researchers are convinced that as many as one billion people worldwide are deficient in Vitamin D,” Khalsa said. “Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in conditions including cancer, coronary artery disease and even chronic pain. Estimates indicate that the economic burden of Vitamin D deficiency in the U.S. alone could cost between $40 $56 billion annually. The bottom line is that dozens of scientific studies have proclaimed resoundingly that the incidence of these illnesses is lower in people with higher levels of Vitamin D in their systems, and is higher in those who lack it. It’s just that simple. “By increasing one’s Vitamin D levels from the currently accepted range of 20 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml) in their blood to a range of about 40 ng/ml - 70 ng/ml, the risk of cancer and other Vitamin D longlatency deficiency diseases can be reduced. It is now known that most organs in the body have Vitamin D receptors. Vitamin D, which is really a hormone and not really a vitamin at all, circulates throughout the body and interacts with cells, tissue and organs. Researchers are now finding that Vitamin D interacts with more than 2,000 genes – Vitamin D is the only substance of its kind in the body.” Khalsa added that the best way to find out if you are Vitamin D deficient is through a simple blood test you can request from your physician or even perform with a home test kit. Some of the symptoms of very low Vitamin D levels can include: muscular weakness, feeling of heaviness in the legs, chronic musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, frequent infections, and depression.

Corncobs and catalogs are nostalgic, but don’t deprive me of toilet paper

They want to take away our toilet paper. Well, to be factual, one group of environmentalists – let’s collectively call them the Green Potty Party – claims toilet paper is a luxury that pumps carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, producing so-called manmade climate change. Glaciers are melting and sea levels are rising, in part, because of the hygienic paper products we use on our rear ends. Another group, not quite so radical, only wants to ban ultra-soft bathroom tissue – the kind Mr. Whipple surreptitiously squeezed in late 20th Century television commercials until a chorus of ladies yelled, “Don’t squeeze the Charminä!” We will call them the Weakly Wipers. Turning first to the Green Potty Party’s concern that the tree harvesting and paper manufacturing in general are contributing to pollution and global warming, I concede that American forests were raped and pillaged by timber barons in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These were the self-same railroad and mineral tycoons against whom President Teddy Roosevelt waged progressive warfare, finally succeeding in setting aside public trust lands east and west of the Mississippi and, with the help of Gifford Pinchot,

launching the American conservation movement. A century later, this nation has evolved sophisticated timber management practices based on sustainability: admission of the fact that tree cutting must be followed by tree planting or by encouragement of natural regeneration to guarantee successive generations for harvesting. We can argue the merits of monoculture versus natural succession, pines versus hardwoods, but forestry management has become a science, and the industry, despite economic cycles, persists. Enter the climate change doomsayers. They believe manmade global warming is proven, not a theory, and the world will end unless we stop emitting CO2. Trees naturally sequester CO2, therefore we must cease cutting trees. Green Potty Party members are even more specific, targeting toilet paper as one of the western world’s climate curses. There are alternatives, they say, to sawing down trees so Americans can dab their nether regions. Of course, there have always been alternatives to toilet paper. Two that come to mind are the Appalachian Region’s ubiquitous corncobs and catalogs. Granny had both in her two-seater outhouse in the 1950s and early 1960s when I was a

little shaver. I preferred the catalogs, either the Sears or J.C. Penney holiday issues from the year before. (Heaven forbid anyone should tear a page from the new catalogs until mail order selections had been made.) I never got the hang of the corncob wipe. First, it hurt like dragging your rear through gravel and ashes. Maybe I was too energetic and it required a delicate touch, but I was embarrassed to ask anyone for a lesson in the proper use of a corncob. Catalog pages were what I preferred. You could read the sections featuring toys and hunting gear and clean up with the ones advertising sweaters and suitcases. Neither did you have to fumble in the darkness. Both retailers’ catalogs were heavy and thick tomes, easy to find when the oil lamp had burned out during a midnight visit to the privy. I would not want to return to those days, however nostalgic. I love my toilet paper and would lead a rebellion if anyone tried to outlaw it. Besides, Sears and Penney’s no longer publish their holiday catalogs – the J.C. Penney “Big Book” having expired this year, in fact. Sears

dropped its 106-year-old catalog in the early ‘90s. So to the Green Potty Party, I say: “Pooh on you!” To the Weakly Wipers, who maintain that too many mature trees are harvested to make extra-soft toilet paper, I say that the Declaration of Independence guarantees me “certain unalienable Rights,” one of them being, in my opinion, what type of material I apply to my posterior. Said a senior scientist at the National Resource Defense Council: “This [toilet paper] is a product that we use for less than three seconds, and the ecological consequences from manufacturing it from trees is enormous… Making toilet paper from virgin wood is a lot worse than driving Hummers in terms of global warming pollution.” Folks, I drive a pickup truck and eat sirloin. I am glad burning coal helps to keep my electric bill low. I believe we need more nuclear power plants and less of Al Gore’s nutty ranting. And I invite any scientist with a climate change fetish involving toilet paper to send me his name and address, and I will ship back a box of corn cobs with instructions on where to insert them.


CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Wanted: Your love stories By Holly Roeder Staff Writer

Valentines’ Day is rapidly approaching, and bringing with it tiny paper valentines, chocolate in every variety you can imagine, teddy bears, and flowers by the dozen. Due to the overwhelming response of the Love Letters published last year in the Chester County Independent, we would again like to give our readers the opportunity to share what makes your love stories special. We are especially interested in stories of love that has lasted a lifetime,

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Shelf games. Sports are a wonderful thing that teach children invaluable lessons, but, no matter how good your child is at any sport, they will not have an easy time in school if they are not read to when they are small. Last year, the high school seniors came to the library for a field trip to familiarize themselves with what our library offers because they were beginning to write research papers. Less than a third of those students had ever set foot in the library before. Many of them were excited to get their own library card for the very first time that day. Please start now, today, reading to your child every day to make their educational journey an easier one. Nothing compares to curling up with your child and a beloved book. New arrivals at the library are: DVDS: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Monkey Mischief; Bedknobs and Broomsticks; Angels and Demons; Santa Claus Is Coming to Town; An OldFashioned Thanksgiving; The Riddle in the Bottle; It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie; Julie and Julia; The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete First and Third Season; Night At the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian; Star Trek; Love Finds A Home; and The Road to Avonlea AUDIO BOOKS: Hank the Cowdog and the

of new love which hopefully will; of true love that should have. We would like to know what wisdom creates and nurtures a long-lasting love, and what, for you, is the true meaning of a Valentine. How long have you been married (not how long it feels like…)? How did you meet? What is unique about your relationship, engagement, or matrimony service? Why have you remained married? Do you think there is importance in a day set aside as “Valentine’s Day,” or is it too commercial? What are the real secrets to lasting love?

The question of all questions: How do you know when you’re in love? Send your stories to Holly Roeder at the Chester County Independent at P.O. Box 306, Henderson TN, 38340, email to hroeder@chestercountyindependent.com, or drop off at our 218 S Church Ave. office. Please include a photo, if possible, one from the beginning of your relationship and a recent photo. We will include many of your stories and advice in the Feb. 11 edition of the Independent. The deadline is Thursday, Feb. 2.

Dungeons of Doom; The Case of The Tender, Cheeping Chicks, A Hank the Cowdog Mystery; Hank the Cowdog and Monkey Business; and The Total Money Makeover JUVENILE LITERATURE: Dewey: There’s A Cat in the Library; How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?; All the World; Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear; Crocodile Tears; Do You Sing Twinkle? A Story About Remarriage and A New Family; The Haunting; The Guardian; Keeping the Moon; The Dark Power Collection; Cures for Heartbreak; The Truth About Forever; Dreamland; Witch and Wizard; Busy Beavers; A Pirate’s Quest; If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late; The Name of This Book Is Secret; This Book Is Not Good for You; The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Proposal; Each Orange Has Eight Slices: A Counting Book; Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas; 17 Kings and 42 Elephants; and Ace Lacewing: Bug Detective ADULT NON-FICTION: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Interpreting Dreams; The $5.00 Dinner Mom’s Cookbook: 200 Recipes for Quick, Delicious and Nourishing Meals That Are Easy On The Budget and A Snap to Prepare; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare; Walking On: A Daughter’s Journey With Legendary Sheriff Buford Pusser by Dwana Pusser; Boomer Yoga: Energizing the Years Ahead; Bending

Toward the Sun: A Mother-Daughter Memoir; Columbine; The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze; Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, In Afganistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson; You: Having A Baby; and Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession ADULT FICTION: The Hidden Flame and The Centurion’s Wife by Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn; Hidden Empire by Orson Scott Card; Wolf Hall by Hilary Mandel; Rainwater by Sandra Brown; Separate From the World, Clouds Without Rain, Broken English, Blood of the Prodigal, A Prayer for the Night, and Cast A Blue Shadow, all Ohio Amish mysteries by Paul Gaus; Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton; Now and Then and Lost and Found by Jacqueline Sheehan; Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke; Push by Sapphire; When the Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall; The Girl Who Played With Fire by Steig Larrson; Ice by Linda Howard; The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry and U Is For Undertow by Sue Grafton See you at the library!

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

Adamsville Bluegrass Show The Clay Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass Show will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Adamsville Community Center, featuring Crosswinds followed by Cane Ridge and Flatwoods. The programs will include gospel and bluegrass. Concessions will be available. Donations expected for expenses.

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

Telephone Pioneers meeting The Jackson Life Member Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Perkins Restaurant on Vann Drive in Jackson. All retired communications workers and their spouses are invited to attend.

Marine Corps League meeting The Capt. Jack Holland Detachment of the Marine Corps League will have its next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Ryan’s Steakhouse off the 45 Bypass in Jackson. All active duty, reserve, retired, or honorably discharged Marines and FMF Navy Corpsman are invited to attend. The meal will be at 6 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call Bryce West at 424-7860.

Benefit for Pat Neisler There will be a benefit for Pat Neisler, a cancer patient, on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Chester County Junior High School. Barbecue and barbecued chicken plates will be sold. There will also be an auction, live music and kids’ activities. Takeout plates will be ready at 4 p.m. To volunteer to help with this event or to make a donation, call Penny at 695-3154.

Noah’s Ark Pre-School openings Noah’s Ark Pre-School at First United Methodist Church has just a few openings in the 4-year-old classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A waiting list has been started for families who would like to enroll their child on Monday and Wednesday. Contact the church office at 989-2732 for more information.

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

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

Chili Bowl will benefit Officer Cagle Freed-Hardeman will host their third annual chili cook-off with live music and prizes and all proceeds benefiting the Officer Dennis Cagle Memorial Fund. Sponsored by the office of alumni relations, the chili extravaganza is slated for Monday, Feb. 1 (after the FHU vs. Lambuth basketball game) from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the sports center auxiliary gym. Teams can register for $25, tickets for unlimited tasting are $5 or $3 for students or age 65 and older. Rules and entry forms are available at www.fhu.edu/chilibowl.

Dining with Diabetes UT Extension in McNairy County will hold a free program for all diabetics, their family members or caretakers. The first class will be Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. at the UT Extension office in Selmer. The next three classes will be on Feb. 9, 16, and 23, also at 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. Classes include demonstrations on how to prepare healthy meals without cutting taste and you will have the opportunity to taste a variety of dishes. Diabetics can also have their blood pressure and glucose level checked, free of charge at the first meeting on Feb. 2. Call the UT Extension office at 645-7843 to register or for more information.

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

CC Senior Center plans trip

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

Selmer Senior Center plans trip The Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a 5-day, 4-night trip April 19-23 to Savannah, Ga. Tour highlights include transportation, lodging, eight meals including a dinner at the Lady and Sons’ Restaurant, guided tour of historic Savannah, a show, harbor cruise, shopping and tours. A $100 deposit is due by Jan. 20 with final payment by March 10. For information, call Hollie Knight at 645-7843.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Head Start Program The Head Start Program is for 3- and 4year-old children of low-income families. Applications are taken Monday through Friday at the Southwest Human Resource Building located on White Ave. Go by the office to fill out an application for your child to have a head start. For information, call Marilyn Myhan or Gloria Holiday at 9895111.


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Obituary/Religion

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Obituaries Sharlotte Durrance Date of Death – Jan. 4, 2010 Sharlotte Busby Durrance, 44, of Henderson, died Jan. 4, 2010, at Regional Hospital in Jackson. Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Michele Whitt-White officiating. Burial followed at Chester County Memory Gardens. She was born in Elmhurst, Ill., and grew up in Chester County, the daughter of Kaye Jones Busby and the late Wilbur Busby. She graduated from Chester County High School in 1984 and attended West Tennessee Business School. She married Donnie Durrance in 1991, and they lived in several places while Donnie worked for TVA. They had made their home in Bethel Springs since 2006. She is survived by her husband, Donnie Durrance of Bethel Springs; two sons, Jeremy Durrance and Chad Durrance, both of Adamsville; her mother, Kaye Jones Busby of Henderson; a grandchild, Cameron Durrance; two brothers, John Wayne Busby of Henderson and Ray Busby of Lexington; and a sister, Sharlene Yopp of Henderson. She was preceded in death by her father, Wilbur Busby, and a brother, Tommy Busby in 2002. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Jan. 14, 2010

Dennis Denbow Date of Death – Jan. 10, 2010 Dennis Ray Denbow, 72, of Henderson, died Jan. 10, 2010, at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 12 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel with Bro. Ken Kitchen and Bro. Bobby Bray officiating. Burial followed at New Friendship Cemetery in Chester County. He was born in Matthews, Mo., the son of the late Raymond and Christine Denbow. He attended school in Missouri, graduated high school in Sikeston, Mo., and moved to Chester County in 1969. He worked as a welder for Ken Whitehead and drove a truck for several years. He was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Maddell Stansell of Henderson; a daughter, Annette Bickings (Charlie) of Henderson; a son, Leroy Denbow of Henderson; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Denbow of Henderson. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Kay Stansell, and two grandchildren. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Jan. 14, 2010

Mary Lee Pusser Date of Death – Jan. 10, 2010 Mary Lee Bishop Pusser, 68, of Enville, died Jan. 10, 2010, at her home. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Bro. Lloyd Blankenship and Bro. Don Taylor officiating. Burial followed at Cabo Cemetery in Chester County. She was born at Morris Chapel and reared at Hookers Bend and Sardis, the daughter of the late W.C. and Willie Verona Pickens Bishop. She attended school at Sardis in Henderson County. She married Billy Kent Pusser on Dec. 7, 1957. They made their home in Chicago, Ill., for 10 years and moved back to the Sand Mountain community of Chester County. She worked for several garment factories as a tagger and inspector, starting in 1967 at Chester County Sportswear, and later at I Appel. She became disabled in 1991. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Pusser loved gardening, growing flowers, yard sales, crocheting, knitting and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Billy Kent Pusser of Enville; three daughters, Brenda Lee Dyer and Loretta Davison, both of Henderson, and Larncine Pusser of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren, Stephanie Lee Lollar, Billy Joel Pusser, Rusty Brent Ross, Christy Leigh Davison and Brandon Blake Davison; and five greatgrandchildren, Cody Lyn Lollar, William Dalton Lollar, Joshua Brent Ross, Hayden Tyce Ross and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Davison. She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Lyn Pusser, in 1979. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Jan. 14, 2010

Anticipation

Gospel Concerts

No one can imagine what it is like until you have experienced it yourself. Anxiety, sleep disturbance, crying, and anger are just some of the emotions that people feel. For example, a loved one who is admitted into a hospital for major treatment experiences anticipatory grief. This is mourning in expectation of an event taking place. As with all other traumatic loss, support is vital. I have experienced this in my own life, as have other family members. I can empathize with others who have dealt with anticipatory grief. I have walked that walk, taken that journey. Those who share in the circumstance rally around one another to give moral comfort and consolation. This is so important during the initial days and weeks of the bereavement. Our society seems to understand this aspect of support. What appears to be lacking in our understanding as a community is the need for us to extend our support and our consolation beyond the first few weeks. Everyone who has had a traumatic loss is aware of the sense of warmth received by others immediately following. A secondary remembrance is the support disappearing one, two or three weeks beyond the onset of the loss. No one prepares for this eventuality, yet most people can relate to this. We groan as we foresee an impending fearful situation as we ache when one day we realize we feel so alone and we are not ready to move on without continued understanding from others. A valuable resource is Acts 2:44-45, and In Sickness And In Health by Earl Grollman. Sunrise is sponsored by Shackelford Corporation,

Legacy Five and the Renaissance Quartet will appear live at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at Englewood Baptist Church, 2230 N. Highland in Jackson. A love offering will be accepted. Ivan Parker is scheduled to perform March 12. The Albonetti Sisters from Hernando, Miss., will perform at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 6185 Rowsey School Road at Bethel Springs. For more information, call 645-8868 or 610-1077.

For many of Tennessee’s poor food stamps their only resource By Randy O’Brien Tennessee News Service

Research for a recent New York “Times” article finds that nearly two-thirds of Americans using food stamps are unemployed and have no other income or assistance. In Tennessee, the report says the number of food stamp recipients living in households with no other income rose by 66 percent from 2007 to 2009. While these families have stamps for food, they’re often living with relatives or in subsidized housing, or they’re even homeless. Brian Zralek of recently merged MANNA/Food Securities Partners, Nashville, says even if they do have some income, the state’s food stamp recipients face difficult choices. “Many people ask themselves, ‘This month, am I going to pay for utilities or am I going to pay for a couple of more bags of groceries?’. The food stamps make it possible for people not to have to make such dire choices all the time.” Zralek says it’s fortunate that the program is not the societal “badge of shame” it once was. “There has been a stigma, but there’s much less of one now.” The food-stamp program was expanded with bipartisan support as part of the stimulus package last spring, but some in Congress say the money would be better spent on a tax cut for small businesses to create jobs. They also worry about creating a group of people dependent on the government. The article is available at www.nytimes.com.

Free Food Pantry A free food pantry is set up for the needy only from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, at Montezuma United Methodist Church. Take Hwy. 45 South from Henderson, turn right on Montezuma Road (across from Estes Church of Christ), the church is located three miles on the right. Drive around to the back of the church. Due to overwhelming response, the requirements for baskets are: Must be Chester County resident; picture ID for all adults; SS cards for the household; proof of address, household income, custody for children; verification of children’s ages; your actual utility or rental bill; proof of household monthly

expenses and loss/crisis (layoff notice or doctors’ excuse); DL may be required. For those who don’t have transportation, call 608-1038 or 695-9497.

Early bird service The Henderson Church of Christ worship hour is carried over WFHU 91.5 at 8 a.m. each Sunday. The program includes recorded acappella singing, prayer, scripture reading, and a live sermon.

Prayer requests For special prayer requests or needs call 989-0326 or 989-7563. Services at Jacks Creek Apostolic Church are at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The church is located at 150 McAdams Loop in Jacks Creek. Brent Daniel is the pastor.


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CCI employees vie for ‘Just A Pinch’ honors the occasional “you vote Malone, “it was hard to When asked if he was for mine, I’ll vote for choose.” Malone went fur- surprised at the accolades yours” comments. of his prize-winning entry, Chester County As the unveiling began, Croom responded, “I told Independent employees the office filling with the you I’d win; did I not?” arrived at work Monday rich aromas of homemade Laughing, Croom continmorning with heart and foods, coworkers began to ued, “Everything was so mind set on success. Yes, congratulate each other on good, I wish we had of course, there is a genertheir masterpieces. enough categories for al goal each week to make “Ooh!” said one, while everything to win.” the paper the best it can another said “Ahhhh.” The entire staff enjoyed be, but “Mmm,” they preparing and sharing t h i s Caramel Pie agreed. “You wonderful recipes, and Monday made this? ther to agree with an plan to have more justapmorning it Really?” ques- interoffice posting of the inch.com events like this was sometioned a few. winners, t h i n g The room which stated Daddy’s Famous Chicken more. It was soon filled that all particwas the 1 ½ cup of Miracle Whip with silence as ipants were day CCI 1 cup of pecans (crushed) the taste testing w i n n e r s , employ½ cup of scallions (diced) and voting “except,” she ees would ½ cup sugar Chicken Rotel began, and with it laughed, “I vie for the 3 large chicken breasts the difficult task just didn’t get much esteemed honorable ½ tsp salt of choosing only one $25!” title of Just A Pinch Grand 1 cup grapes (diced) favorite recipe. Among the As difficult Poobah. Boil chicken breast. Dice chicken entries were Rotel as it was to Well, sort of. into bite size pieces and mix with Chicken by Kim choose from The tension was indeother ingredients. McCormick, Taco Soup by the many scribable, so thick you winning entry by Jeanette Butler, Chicken winners parcould cut it with the very Master Chef Marvin Croom ticipating, large serrated knife McCormick’s being used to slice Chicken Rotel was named one in the future. golden brown, lovingly Best Taste and Log onto homemade breads. Best Entrée www.justapCrockpots were and Pickard’s inch.com plugged in, the Bachelorette and sign up microwave was workCaramel Pie for a free ing overtime, and last was crowned charter minute touches were best dessert, membership being made to prizewhile Croom’s from now Taco Soup winning hopefuls. The Chicken Salad through Jan. grand prize, after all, Salad by Marvin Croom, took honors 31 to view was $25 to be spent at a Basil Chicken by Holly for Best of these and local grocery, and was Roeder, Oyster Crackers Show and Best o t h e r Oyster Crackers viciously being sought by James A. recipes, as after. This was not a day of Webb (Rene), Overall Recipe. well as have access to collaboration, except for Caramel Pie H o n o r a b l e valuable coupons, online by Julie Mentions went message groups, and Pickard, to The Caramel more. B a n a n a Pie, Chicken Pound Cake Rotel and by Cathy Cinnamon Malone, and Pecans. Cinnamon All recipes Pecans by entered in S c o t t Monday’s comW h a l e y petition are Cinnamon Pecans (Lisa). available on Banana Pound Cake “It was all good,” said www.justapinch.com Basil Chicken

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Chester County Independent employees participated in a competition promoting justapinch.com, bringing some of their favorite recipes to share and judge during the workday Monday. Marvin Croom received top honors, pocketing the most votes overall for his soonto-be world-renowned recipe “Daddy’s Famous Chicken Salad.”

Reader submits resourceful recipe The following recipe was submitted to the Independent by Billie Noles, of Henderson, suggesting a final stretch for the remaining Christmas ham toward

the end of the holiday season. Noles explains that Ham and Cheese squares are a simple way to utilize the last few slices.

Ham and Cheese Squares 1 lb. frozen hash brown potatoes 6 oz. cooked ham, cubed small 1 cup shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese 1 cup plain yogurt ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine potatoes, cheese, ham, yogurt, salt, and pepper. Spread evenly in greased 13x9x2 baking dish. Bake 40-45 minutes until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes, cut into squares. Serves 12. Noles added that this dish may be assembled the night before. - from the kitchen of Billie Noles


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Internationally acclaimed comedian Stephen Bargatze to perform at Eleventh Annual Dinner and Auction With more than 25 years of experience, Stephen Bargatze will bring his rare talents to Freed-Hardeman University’s Sports Complex on Saturday, March 27, when the Carl Perkins Center hosts its Eleventh Annual Dinner and Auction. Bargatze is worldrenowned for his hilarious blend of humor and magic. Not just mere spectators, the audience will find themselves caught up in the comedy and a part of the act.

“We have been trying to get Stephen for years,” said Chester County Director Clay Jordan. “He has performed for the Tennessee Titans, the Cleveland Browns and at international corporate meetings for UPS, the Pepsi Corporation, Sprint, Kroger and more. He performed at the Country Music Awards’ post-ceremony and was chosen to represent the United States at the World Summit of Magic, a very prestigious honor. It is from the goodness of his

heart that he is coming to Henderson.” Bargatze is Director of Student Service Programs for the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. His comic approach is simple and direct, and his personal story of overcoming an alcoholic home life as well as a childhood that left him with a speech impediment touches everyone on an emotional level. Corporate seating is $500 per table; Friends and Family tables are $250

and are a perfect way for couples, Sunday school classes and others to get together for a memorable night out. All tables seat eight and include a wonderful meal of pork chops, hot pineapple casserole, desserts and more. “We try to raise the bar every year,” added Jordan. “This will be the best Dinner and Auction ever!” To purchase tables or for more information, contact Janeane Moore, Event Coordinator at the Perkins Center, at 989-7222.

Henderson resident Kimberlie Helton to be opening act for Grand Ole Opry legend Henderson songbird Kimberlie Helton will be performing as the opening act for Grand Ole Opry legend, Jim Ed Brown this weekend at the third annual Fun on the Farm Jamboree. Brown will perform his country hits such as “The Three Bells”, Pop A Top” and many more. The event begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 and will be held at the Dixie Carter

KIMBERLIE HELTON

Performing Arts Center in Huntington. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered online at www.dixiepac.net or at the door. Helton was named West Tennessee Idol this summer and performs around west Tennessee at local venues. She portrayed the role of June Carter Cash in a legendary Cash Tribute show in Jackson last year

JIM ED BROWN

Week of Jan. 10-16 designated as National Influenza Vaccination Week The Centers for Disease Control has designated the week of Jan.

10-16 as National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Please contact the Chester County Health Department at 989-7108

to schedule an appointment to receive your influenza immunization.

CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT January 4, 2010 A Henderson resident reported having found a transaction on his bank statement which he had not authorized, to a wireless communications company. Robert J. Olsen, 51, 258 Steed St., was arrested and charged with domestic assault. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,000 bond. January 6, 2010 Randall L. Sims, 26, Jackson, was arrested and charged with evading arrest, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, simple possession of marijuana, and driving on a suspended license. According to the report, Sims was charged after a car and foot chase which stretched from Church Ave. to Hwy 45 N, south on White Ave to Park Road where, the vehicle allegedly wrecked and the chase ensued on foot, ending behind a residence on White Ave. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $5,000 bond. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT January 5, 2010 Cleveland D. Birl, 25, Three Way, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. Freddie Keith Pusser, 46, Enville, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a legend drug without a prescription, and unlawful carry of a weapon with the intent to go armed. James H. Tulley, 56, Lexington, was arrested and charged with harassment and retaliation of a past action. He is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond. January 6, 2010 Keri Roman, 34, 304 Mifflin Ave., was arrested and charged with violation of an order of protection. She is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond. Santos Roman, 48, 304 Mifflin Ave., was arrested and charged with violation of an order of protection. He is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond. January 7, 2010 Joe Allen Martin, 29, 90 Walter Willis Lane, is serving time in the Chester County jail due to

failure to pay fines. January 8, 2010 Dontavious Dashun Reid, 18, Jackson, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor. He is being held in the Chester County jail without bond. January 9, 2010 Richard Casey Rhoden, 20, Pinson, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), counterfeiting, and violation of the open container law. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,800 bond.

CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT Joe Henry, 75 Old Finger Lane, pled guilty to theft up to $500. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, which was all suspended. He was placed on supervised probation, and ordered to have a mental health and alcohol and drug assessment, and to follow all recommendations. Theresa A. Holman, 219 Mifflin Ave., pled guilty to two counts of writing worthless checks up to $500. She was sentence to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, which was all suspended, and ordered to pay $100 in fines plus court costs and restitution. She is supervised. Carla McClure, 2875 Hughes Road, pled guilty to writing worthless checks up to $500. She was sentence to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, which was all suspended, and ordered to pay $100 in fines plus court costs and restitution. She is supervised. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT No Reports.

CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT January 6, 2010 8:29 p.m. – 2160 Plainview Road, car fire, Sweetlips Volunteer Fire Department responding. January 9, 2010 2:14 a.m. – 245 Dry Creek Road, central unit, Hearn Chapel Volunteer Fire Department responding. 6 p.m. – 179 Little Road, control burn, Station One Volunteer Fire Department responding. January 11, 2010 7:22 a.m. – 5105 Clifford Road, house fire, Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department responding.

STEPHEN BARGATZE

Jerry “The King” Lawler, Bill “Superstar” Dundee to headline wrestling showdown March 5 For the third year in a row, NEO Products is bringing Memphis Wrestling to Chester County. On Friday, March 5, such well-known wrestlers as The Spellbinder, Dirty Doug Gilbert, Brian Christopher and Henderson’s own The New Nature Boy Kevin White will appear for one night only at Eagle Gym at CCHS. “We work very hard to bring the best to Chester County,” said Terry Hearn, event coordinator. “This is something that can only be seen in Henderson once a year. You won’t want to miss it.” In the main event, Jerry “The King” Lawler and Bill “Superstar” Dundee will fight in what is being

billed as “The Final Showdown.” “This promises to be quite a battle,” added Hearn. “Both of these wrestlers are world-class, and neither likes to lose. It should be interesting.” All proceeds from Memphis Wrestling will benefit the Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Tickets will be available Jan. 25 at the Carl Perkins Center and at NEO Products. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with bell time at 7. Call 989-7222 for more information. “Be making your plans now to attend,” Hearn said. “For wrestling fans, this will be a night to remember.”


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Thursday, January 14, 2010

On a roll!

Eagles take down two, on four-game streak

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

McNairy’s Chris Whitten tries to draw a charge from Chester County’s Chris Gilbert Jan. 5 at Eagle Gym. Gilbert won this battle and the Eagles won the war, 6967.

Jackson teams invade Eagle Gym Fri., Tues. A pair of teams from Jackson come calling to Eagle Gym at Chester County High School as high school basketball action heats up. Liberty Tech’s two teams, each leading the district standings, are in Henderson for a 6 p.m. doubleheader Friday. The Crusaders 4-0, 12-1 overall, face a greatly improved CCHS Eagle team riding a four-game win streak. The Lady Crusaders, also 4-0 in district 14-AA, face the Eaglettes who may have

turned the corner Saturday despite a twopoint loss. Tuesday, JacksonCentral Merry comes calling. The Lady Cougars are winless this season, but the Cougars are 13-3. In other games … Chester County Junior High concludes its regular season with two games at Hardin County tonight (Thursday). The seasons end Jan. 25-28 with the Best of the West Tournament at Parsons.

District 14-AA Girls Basketball Team 1. Liberty Tech 2. Bolivar Cent. 2. Lexington 2. McNairy Cent. 5. Chester Co. 6. South Side 7. Fayette-Ware 7.Jackson C. M.

Dist. 4-0 3-1 3-1 3-1 2-2 1-3 0-4 0-4

All 10-5 9-2 9-3 9-5 2-11 1-9 0-8 0-10

A slow start to the season is now a distant memory for the Chester County Eagles. Saturday at Eagle Gym, CCHS defeated Crockett County 67-58, their fifth victory of the season and fourth straight win overall following which included a win earlier in the week over McNairy Central, 6967. CCHS is now 5-8, 1-3 in the district, and individual players appear “comfortable” in their roles as the second half of the season is in full swing. “Early in the year we were young and inexperienced,” said CCHS Eagles’ head coach Clay Murley. “Now we’ve got some experience. They are working hard in practice and have gotten better in some of the key areas we’ve been talking about.” Two of those areas are ball-handling and rebounding. Murley stressed that his team was not perfect, but much better. Saturday at Eagle Gym, Will Jones scored 17, including a dozen in the fourth quarter, as CCHS beat Crockett County 6758. Chris Gilbert had 14, and Cameron Phelps slashed through the Cavaliers’ defense for 12. Two pointers by Gilbert and Jake Greenway in the

first quarter put CCHS ahead 12-9 and they never trailed again. In the final period, CCHS connected on 12 of 16 free throws to nail it down. Unofficially, the Eagles continued their efficient shooting, making 22 of 43 from the field, 51 percent, to 42 percent by Crockett. “We have to be a smart team in order to put it all together,” said Jones. Gilbert noted the work the Eagles had been doing in practice which has resulted in better team play. In the girls’ contest, the Eaglettes fell behind by as many as a 14 points, but came roaring back to take the lead in the final minutes. However, Crockett’s Bo Sullivan hit a threepointer with only six seconds to play to win the game. It was Sullivan’s only field goal of the game, and somewhat overshadowed a 36-point, nine three-point shot effort by her teammate Abby East. CCHS was led by Tamacha Couch with 18 points, and 15 from Dee Dee Jones. Ashley Swope had 11 points and six rebounds, a steal and one blocked shot. The Eaglettes trailed 41-27 late in the third quarter. However, they began the final period on a 21-10 run, with only a pair

of threes from East keeping the Lady Cavs in the game. CCHS took its first lead of the game on shot from Jones at the 2:38 mark. After back and forth action up and down the court, Couch hit a pair of charity tosses with 23.3 seconds to go and two point led for the Eaglettes. Crockett inbounded the ball, hoping obviously for a shot from East, but after she was covered up, Sullivan hastily launched her game-winner from near the top of the key. Chester County shot 38.5 percent from the field, but almost 50 percent in the second half. The Eaglettes controlled the boards, 38 to 25, but in the end it was East’s three-point shooting, nine of 15, that gave her team the victory. CCHS fell to 2-11, with Crockett County improving to 6-7. “That’s what confidence does,” said Eaglette head coach Lee Pipkin. “The girls just felt like they could win. We’ve been losing the mental game.” Pipkin said better shooting and ball handling skills are what her team needs to more ably compete. In the boys game against McNairy on Jan. 5, CCHS worked the ball See CCHS, Page 12

Boys Basketball Team 1. Bolivar Cent. 1. Liberty Tech 3.Jackson C. M. 4. Chester Co. 4. Fayette-Ware 4. Lexington 4. McNairy Cent. 4. South Side

Dist. 4-0 4-0 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3

All 12-1 8-3 13-3 5-8 3-5 4-8 7-7 5-6

Freed and Union basketball grudge matches to be renewed Saturday at Sports Center Union’s Lady Bulldogs, 15-1, and FreedHardeman’s Lady Lions 13-1, face off at 2 p.m. Saturday at the FHU Sports Center in what has annually become a prelude to the TranSouth Conference championship. Union revealed a possible chink in their armour by squeaking out a twowin last Saturday over Bethel, while the Lady Lions pounded

Cumberland early, then held on for the victory in their league opener. The men’s contest features another good matchup, with Union, 115 overall, facing the Lions who are only 8-5 but having faced one of the toughest pre-conference schedules in all the nation. Monday the Lady Lions and Lions travel to Nashville to Trevecca Nazarene in another league doubleheader.

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

TS 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-2

All 11-3 9-4 15-1 13-1 9-5 7-8 8-6 6-5 1-12

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

TS 2-0 2-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-2

All 10-4 11-5 8-5 4-11 8-8 8-7 0-17 11-3 3-10

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

CCHS cheerleaders keep the crowd entertained during a break in the action between the Eagles and McNairy Central, Jan. 5 at Eagle Gym.

Running just to stay warm? Forty-nine compete in cold Chase It was a cold and blustery day on Saturday when 49 runners lined up to start the annual Chickasaw Chase 10-Mile Run at Chickasaw State Park. The race, part of the Tennessee State Park’s running series, began with a temperature of 22 degrees, and three of the 49 starters actually had bare legs. The other 46 were bundled up as they very well should have been. With a finishing temperature of 21, the water froze in the cups at the water station before the runners picked up their drinks. Two walkers wisely turned around and returned to the finish very early in the race, and 13 pre-registered entries failed to show up. Overall winner was Scott Fanning of Lebanon in a time of 58:10. John Carraher was the master’s winner in 1:07:37, and Joe Kelly’s 1:17:22 earned him the title of grand master champion.

SCOTT FANNING “I love the state park’s tour, and I run as many of the races as I can,” said Fanning. “I actually prefer the cold over warm, but today was a little extreme. It slowed me down some. But with no wind it was a pretty nice day. “It was beautiful out there,” he continued. “That’s the thing about the state parks is that you get to enjoy the surroundings.” Fanning’s time was excellent under the conditions, just five minutes off the course record of 53:13 set in 1997 by Lance Winders, a three-time champion. Ironically, the 1997 race also had snow

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Scott Fanning crosses the finish line at a cold but picturesque Chickasaw State Park after the annual 10-mile race at the park Saturday. on the ground. Jonathan Stewart of Jackson came home in third in 1:05:08. “It’s silly,” he said of running in 20-degree temperatures. “We all have to be a little psychotic to do it. (But) There’s something spiritual about this. God created us with the ability to do this, and it’s a neat feeling to be able to do it.” Female winner was Vickie Spickard of Nashville in 1:15:56. Todd Cotton of Henderson came in fourth in his age group at 1:28:49.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Some of the almost 50 runners that started the Chickasaw Chase 10-mile race run on frozen snow covered ground Saturday included Henderson’s Todd Cotton, right.


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You Can Play Better Golf

The Rules of Golf Rule 17 – Flagstick Rule 18 – Ball at rest Rule 17 essentially says that you have the option of having the flag stick attended, moved or held up to indicate the position of the hole. Once attended the players ball must not hit the flagstick or they will be penalized. Rule 18 addresses the circumstances when a ball at rest is moved. There are six sections to this rule and each must be considered independently when the infraction occurs.

JIM MERRY 18-1 ‘By outside agency’ There is no penalty if the ball is moved by an outside agency but it must be replaced. An outside agency would be an animal, spectator, maintenance worker or the like.

18-2 ‘By player, Partner, Caddie or Equipment’ If any of these cause the ball to move the player incurs a penalty of one stroke and must replace the ball. There are several circumstances that alleviate this penalty if the ball is moved ‘accidentally.’ 18-3 ‘By Opponent, Caddie or Equipment in Match Play’ There is no penalty if movement occurs during a search but the ball must be replaced. If it is moved other than a search the opponent incurs a penalty stroke. 18-4 ‘By fellow competitor, Caddie or Equipment in Stroke Play’ There is no penalty but the ball must be replaced.

18-5 ‘By another ball’ If your ball is moved by another players ball, you must replace your ball as near as possible to where it was at rest. 18-6 ‘Ball moved in measuring’ There is no penalty but the ball must be replaced. Email me at pgajim@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Rules Quiz’ your name and answer to the following question. Correct answers will be entered into a drawing for complimentary greens fees for four players at Chickasaw Golf Course. In addressing the ball, a player accidentally causes the ball to oscillate, but it returns to its original position. Has the ball ‘moved’? Yes or No

Big early lead stands up in Lady Lion victory, Sat. The No. 6 FreedHardeman Lady Lions built a 23-point second half lead, then held off a furious rally to open TranSouth Conference play with a 59-53 win over Cumberland University Saturday afternoon in Lebanon. FHU (13-1, 1-0), which took a nine-point lead into halftime, scored the first 13 points of the second half and later expanded the lead to 49-26 on a Tara Deatheridge 3-pointer with 10:16 to play. But Cumberland (6-5, 0-2) broke out of a cold shooting spell and turned up the defensive pressure, going on a torrid run over the game’s last seven min-

utes to turn a comfortable FHU lead into a hardearned win. Freed-Hardeman turned the ball over six times in the last nine minutes of play and made just four-of-13 shots during that span. The Lady Lions also struggled from the free throw line, despite coming into the game ranking fifth in the nation from the stripe at 78.0 percent as a team. FHU was just three-for-11 in the game and two-for-seven in the game’s final nine minutes. Cumberland, meanwhile, helped its cause by making 11 of its final 14 shots. But FHU hung on, get-

ting a key defensive stop up while up eight points with just inside a minute to play when Natalie Shumpert rebounded a missed three-pointer by Angie Wells. The Lady Lions were then able to run enough time off the clock before getting fouled to put the game out of reach. Jana Cross led all scorers with 18 points while Deatheridge had 15, including four three-pointers to push her NAIAleading total to 53. Meribeth Boehler led both teams in rebounds (eight) and assists (three). The Lady Lions now begin preparation for No. 1 Union University next

Saturday at the FHU Sports Center. Jan. 7 at the Sports Center Blue Mountain vs. Freed-Hardeman Postponed – weather! Jan. 9 at Lebanon Freed-Hardeman 30-29=59 Cumberland 21-32=53 FH – Jana Cross 18, Tara Deatheridge 15, Shumpert 8, Boehler 8, Parsley 4, Johnson 4, Bagwell 2. C – Keshia Brown 15, Tamara Bonzalez 10, Stephanie Martin 10, Wells 8, Bailey 6, Cash 2, Ryan 2. Three-point shots: FH – Deatheridge 4, Shumpert 2, Parsley. C – Gonzalez. Records: FH – 13-1 (1-0 TranSouth). C – 6-5 (0-2).

Lions end four-game skid, beat Cumberland in league opener Just as it happened in the women’s game just before theirs, the FreedHardeman Lions built a big second half lead only to have to hold off a late rally in picking up an 80-72 win over Cumberland to open TranSouth Conference play Saturday afternoon in Lebanon. The win broke a fourgame losing skid for the Lions (8-5, 1-0), who were without starters Kirtiss Brown and Ken Bingham. Both are expected to return next Saturday. The Lions took control of the game via a 21-4 run midway through the first half to go ahead 36-22 with 4:49 left. Zack Frey was dominant during the half, scoring 19 points and grabbing nine rebounds by halftime as FHU took a 40-25 lead into the break. Freed-Hardeman maintained a double-digit lead for the majority of the second half, leading by as many as 22 points with 10:23 to play and still holding a 21-point edge (71-50)

with 7:08 remaining. But the Lions turned the ball over six times in the last seven minutes while making just one shot from the floor as the Bulldogs (4-11, 1-1) made a late push to get back into the game. They pulled within nine points with 1:01 to play but Jesse Moulton made a pair of free throws on the other end to effectively put the game out of reach. FHU made seven-of-eight from the line down the stretch to help keep Cumberland from getting within striking distance. CU’s Adam Barnett made a late three-pointer to cut the final margin to eight points. Frey led the Lions with 25 points and 11 rebounds while Moulton added 19. Anthony Sampson, getting his first career start in place of Brown, dished out a career-high 11 assists. Kyle Teichmann scored 11 points off the bench for FHU. Cumberland’s Brandon

Springer led all scorers with 29 points, 23 of which came in the second half. Jan. 7 at the Sports Center Blue Mountain vs. Freed-Hardeman Postponed – weather! Jan. 9 at Lebanon Freed-Hardeman 45-35=80 Cumberland 30-42=72 FH – Zack Frey 25, Jesse Moulton 19, Kyle Teichman 11, Greer 8, Haddix 5, Sampson 4, Barnes 4, Jean 4. C – Brandon Springer 29, Walter simon 14, Barnett 9, Williamson 6, Ayodezi 5, Brinkley 4, Batalevic 3, Scott 2. Three-point shots: FH – Greer, Moulton, Jean, Teichmann. C – Barnett 3, Batalevic, Simon, Springer, Ayodeji, Williamson. Records: FH – 8-5. (1-0 TranSouth). C – 4-11 (1-1). Jan. 11 at Jackson Freed-Hardeman 46-31=77 Lambuth 52-37=89 FH – Kyle Teichmann 16,

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Zack Frey 16, Jesse Moulton 15, Vincent Barnes 14, Haddix 6, Sampson 4, Givens 4. L – Shaun Merriweather 17, Matt Smigielksi 13, Nakeem Floyd 13, Antwan Long 12, Devance Harris 11, Price 9, Kohlheim 7, Stokes 4, Jenkins 3, Dimic 2. Three-point shots: FH – Barnes 2, Moulton, Teichmann. L – Merriweather 3, Smigielski 3, Kohlheim, Floyd, Long. Records: F – 8-6. L – 10-3.

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CCHS well around the perimeter and into the post, opening up a lead in the first period, and held it until the third quarter. CCHS hit 11 of 12 free throws in the first half. But the Bobcats got hot, out-scoring CCHS 24-12 in the third quarter to go up 54-47. Rameil Pollard was largely responsible for the McNairy surge, scoring 10 of his 15 points in the third period. However, the Eagle defense stiffened in the final quarter, holding the visitors to only four field goals. In addition, Greenway hit a key threepoint shot in the last period, and Will Jones canned two “threebies”, to go along with seven points in the quarter by Wesley Woods. It gave CCHS as much as a five-point lead. It was a one-point lead with seconds to go in the game when Chris Gilbert went to the line. He hit the first free pitch, and missed the second. The Cats came down hoping for the win, but good defense by the Eagles forced an off-balance shot at the buzzer, preserving a 69-67 Eagle victory. Jones scored a gamehigh 23 including four three-pointers. Gilbert had 20 and Woods 18. The Eaglettes played reasonably well in the first period, and only trailed 12-10. However, McNairy pulled away with a 17point second period. They buried CCHS with a 28point third quarter, and held the Eagletes to only two points in the fourth quarter, winning 65-29. Dee Dee Jones led CCHS with 10 points. Myonni Alexander had three assists. The Eaglettes shot only 29 percent from the field, allowing McNairy to connect at a nice 53 percentile. Girls, Jan. 5 at Eagle Gym McNairy C. 12-17-28-8=65 Chester Co. 10- 6-11-2=29 MC – Chelsea Bodiford 12, Matlock 9, Brown 8, Turner 8,

Forsythe 7, Gafford 7, Campbell 6, Franklin 4, Phelps 3, Woods 1. CC – Dee Dee Jones 10, Couch 8, Sims 6, Rhodes 3, Swope 2. Three-point shots: MC – Bodiford 2. CC – Couch 2, Rhodes, Jones. Records: MC – 9-5 (3-1). CC – 2-10 (2-2) Boys McNairy C. 7-23-24-13=67 Chester Co. 16-19-12-22=69 MC – Chris Whitten 19, Rameil Pollard 15, Justin Sutton 12, Caleb Woods 10, Dubose 7, Porter 2, Ryan. CC – Will Jones 23, Chris Gilbert 20, Wesley Woods 18, Greenway 3, Phelps 3, Atkins 2. Three-point shots: MC – Whitten 2, Woods, Dubose. CC – Jones 4, Gilbert 2, Greenway. Records: MC – 7-7 (1-3)=. CC – 4-8 (1-3). Girls, Jan. 9 at Eagle Gym Crockett Co. 11-18-14-17=60 Chester Co. 4-14-14-27=59 Cr – Abby East 36, Kasey Williams 7, Sullivan 4, Edwards 4, Wells 4, Lillard 3, Rigby 2. Ch – Tamacha Couch 18, Dee Dee Jones 15, Ashley Swope 11, Dallas Rhodes 10, Alexander 3, Sims 2. Three-point shots: Cr – East 9, Sullivan, Williams. Ch – Rhodes 3, Couch 2. Records: Cr – 6-7. CC – 2-11. Boys Crockett Co. 15-14- 9-20=58 Chester Co. 16-17-14-20=67 Cr – Tim Frye 18, Devaughn Pickens 15, Ingram 6, Hill 6, Taylor 6, Duffey 4, Morphis 3. Ch – Wills Jones 17, Chris Gilbet 14, Cameron Phelps 12, Woods 9, Cavaness 3, Greenway 3, Turner 3, T. Phelps 3, Atkins 2. Three-point shots: Cr – Pickens, Morphis. Ch – C. Phelps, Jones. Records: Cr 8-6. Ch – 5-8.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Chester County’s Dallas Rhodes, right, goes for the steal against McNairy’s Rashanda Turner Jan. 5 at Eagle Gym.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

By Sherry Thompson West Chester is starting off the New Year in a healthy way. The students have begun the second semester of Walking Works for Tennessee with their daily walking regimen and many teachers have signed up for another semester of No Teacher Left Behind, our county school health program for teachers. A new year is a time for new goals and challenges and West Chester is doing their part to make sure we are healthier by 2011. Report cards have gone out and we have begun the

By Melinda Carroll Jacks Creek Elementary School is busy catching up after two days out due to extremely cold temperatures. We appreciate that we did not have to brave the elements to get to school. Teachers are still very aware that TCAP is not too far away! Parent Involvement is this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to come and read a book with your child. Computers are available for AR testing. This is a fun night for all. Come and join us!

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fourth six weeks. Each six weeks you will notice the work gets more and more challenging as students prepare for TCAP tests and to advance to the next grade. The teachers appreciate the extra help parents give at home to help in the areas that your child needs a little extra in. Please do not hesitate to talk with your child’s teacher should you have questions. It is also important to really look over the papers that come home each week. Daily work is a very good indicator of problems and of mastery of skills. It is a good barometer of what your child is retaining and learning. Don’t forget that school will be out on Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. We will return to school the following day. Enjoy your long weekend with your family. Have a great week! WEST – Where Everyone Stands Tall.

Nancy Davidson’s kindergarten class will have a special Parent Involvement on Saturday at 10 a.m. instead of meeting on Thursday evening. Mrs. Nancy urges all of her parents to come Saturday morning. Jacks Creek welcomes teacher Jennifer Orphanides to our staff during Mrs. Nancy’s leave of absence. Jennifer and her husband live in the Enville community. She is also taking graduate classes at FHU. We are very fortunate to have Jennifer during this time. We will dismiss school next Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Our prayers and sympathy are extended to our first-grade teacher Susan Willis and her family on the death of her sister Mary Bray. We love you, Mrs. Susan! Jacks Creek students shine!

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Local students earn academic honors at UTK Students from Chester County that have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Tennessee

By Jennifer Smith I hope everyone has been staying warm in all of this freezing weather! Last week was a short week at East. All the students enjoyed the snow break. Kindergarteners have been busy learning about Animals in the Cold. Kindergarteners read stories about penguins and other arctic animals. They read the story, “If You Could Go to Antarctica.” Next week they will begin learning about bears and hibernation. The second-graders have started cursive writing. They also read a story called “The Quilt Story.” Dee Arnold’s class had an assignment to decorate a paper quilt square. Inside

Knoxville for the 2009 fall term are Martin Mitchell and Taylor Morris, both summa cum laude; and Mary Moore,

cum laude. Students whose term average is 3.8 through 4.0 earn summa cum laude. Those who make

3.65 through 3.79 earn magna cum laude, and those with a grade average of 3.5 through 3.64 earn cum laude.

the square students were to write about his or her family traditions. Their next story will be about lifecycles of pumpkins. Students will review other lifecycles as well. Third-graders are learning about matter and their physical properties. Students will be sorting and examining through bean soup that they will make together. This sounds like a very interesting and exciting science experiment! This Thursday is the third of four skate nights that Magic Wheels in Jackson will host for East Chester. The time will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $3 per person. East Chester receives $2 of the $3 to help buy things for our school. Come skate and have a great time while supporting our school! Friday, Jan. 15, students will enjoy a Dog Acrobats Assembly Program. Monday, Jan. 11, students listened to Lifeline Blood Services volunteers

read a story about the importance of giving blood. They learned the parts of blood and the different types of bloods. They also learned that they have to be a grownup to give blood. They received a special coloring book and sticker to promote giving blood. The Lifeline Bloodmobile will be at East Chester on Friday. Students went home with letters on Monday to parents and relatives about the Bloodmobile being at East Chester on Friday, Jan. 15. The bus will be in front of the school from 9-10:30 am and then again from noon to 5 p.m. All donors will receive a T-shirt. East Chester’s goal is 100 cups (or 50 pints) in celebration of the 100 days of school. If you do decide to donate, remember to bring a photo ID! Remember that blood is the “Gift of Life.” Tuesday, Jan. 19, teachers from kindergarten through third grades will meet at East Chester’s library to hear all about

the teachers who went to hear speaker, Debbie Diller. She is a veteran teacher who has written several books about organizing classrooms, setting up centers and how to work with small groups of children. I know everyone will be excited to hear all about what these teachers learned so that we may go back and apply this knowledge in our own classrooms. Teachers are always looking for ways to make learning fun and exciting for students! Don’t forget that schools will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. The 100th day of school will be on Jan. 20. Kindergarten classes will have their 100-day celebrations on Jan. 22. Spring pictures will be on Jan. 28. I hope everyone has a great week and stays warm! Don’t forget to soar like an eagle at East Chester and strive to do the right thing!

Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester, Jacks Creek, West Chester Elementary Schools Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday School dismissed Tuesday, January 12 Fish scroodles or Corndog Macaroni/cheese White beans, salad bar Cole slaw, hushpuppies Vanilla pudding/wafers Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, January 13 Chicken noodle soup Or hotdog Tri taters, salad bar Glazed carrots Pickle spears/carrots Grilled cheese sandwich Chocolate chip cookie Orange wedges, milk choice Thursday, January 14 Baked breaded chicken Or hamburger Mashed potatoes Broccoli/cheese Baked apples, pickles Salad bar, roll Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, January 15 Pizza or Ham/cheese sandwich Batter bites, corn Salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice

Chester County Middle School Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday School dismissed Tuesday, January 19 Ravioli or corndog

Sweet potatoes, salad bar Green beans, Texas toast Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, January 20 Cheeseburger or Manager’s choice French fries, baked beans Salad bar, trimmings Chocolate chip cookie Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, January 21 Turkey/gravy or Baked ham Mashed potatoes Pinto beans Salad bar, rolls Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, January 22 Pizza or Barbecue/bun California blend, salad bar Baked batter bites Fruit choice, milk choice

Chester County Junior High School *Cereal offered daily Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday School dismissed Tuesday, January 19 Chicken rings or hotdog Mashed potatoes, roll Green peas, salad Baked apples Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, January 20 Chicken pot pie Or hamburger Mixed vegetables, salad French fries, trimmings Sweet potatoes Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, January 21 Vegetable beef soup Or manager’s choice Tri taters, corn Lima beans, salad bar Pickle spears/carrots Fruit choice, milk choice

Friday, January 22 Pizza Ham/cheese deli California blend, salad Savory wedges Fruit choice, milk choice

Chester County High School *Cereal offered daily Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday School dismissed Tuesday, January 19 Chicken rings (2 lines) or Pizza/salad bar/tri-taters Mashed potatoes, rolls Green peas Broccoli/cheese Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, January20 Taco salad bar (2 lines) or Pizza choice or Hot n’ spicy chicken And fries Refried beans/cheese Spanish rice Baked apples Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, January 21 Lasagna or pizza choice Salad bar/crackers Clux delux Green beans, fries Sweet potato casserole Fried squash, salad Garlic breadsticks Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, January 22 Pork roast/gravy (2 lines) or Pizza/tri-taters Salad bar/crackers Mashed potatoes, corn Pinto beans Steamed cabbage Mexican cornbread Fruit choice, milk choice


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Online business tax filing is now available Online business tax filing is now available through the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s Web site at h t t p s : / / w w w. t e n nesseeanytime.org/biztax/. The Department’s convenient online tax filing and payment options allow taxpayers to submit their tax return information, make payments and receive confirmation of such filing and/or payment in just minutes. Business tax Classifications 1 and 5 that have business tax returns due Feb. 28 are encouraged to use this option to file their tax return. “The electronic filing

application for business tax has been designed with taxpayers in mind,” said Department of Revenue Commissioner Reagan Farr. “Filing online with Revenue is not only easy and time-saving for filers; this online service also allows the Department to process returns more quickly and accurately.” Business tax taxpayers who are currently required to file their sales tax returns electronically are also required to file their business tax returns electronically. Paper returns and instructions are also being mailed to Classifications 1 and 5 taxpayers today. The taxpay-

er’s new business tax account number is printed at the top of the return. For taxpayers required to file electronically, the paper return is provided for informational purposes only. Taxpayers can pay via credit card (MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card) or through an EFT payment option. An associated 2.49 percent processing fee is charged with all credit card transactions. The Department of Revenue also offers payment warehousing for taxpayers that use the EFT payment option with its business tax online filing application.

Payment warehousing allows a taxpayer to complete the tax return in advance and schedule the payment to be processed on the due date. This enables taxpayers to better manage their filing obligations while maintaining access to their money as long as possible. In order to assist taxpayers, the Department of Revenue provides computer access and customer service assistance in its offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Jackson, Johnson City, Memphis, and Nashville. The Department also offers an electronic commerce hotline to assist taxpayers and tax practi-

tioners. In-state callers may dial (866) 368-6374 and callers within the Nashville area and out-ofstate may dial (615) 2530704. All taxpayer data, whether paper or electronic, filed with the Department of Revenue is confidential data protected under Tennessee law. The Department of Revenue is responsible for the administration of state tax laws and motor vehicle title and registration laws established by the legislature and the collection of taxes and fees associated with those laws. The Department of Revenue collects approximately 92 percent of total state tax revenue. During

the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the department collected $10.2 billion in state taxes and fees. In addition to collecting state taxes, $1.9 billion of local sales tax was collected by the department for local governments during the 20082009 fiscal year. Besides collecting taxes, the department enforces the revenue laws fairly and impartially in an effort to encourage voluntary taxpayer compliance. The department also apportions revenue collections for distribution to the various state funds and local units of government. To learn more about the department, log on to www.TN.gov/revenue.

IRS announces streamlined, simplified notices to taxpayers The Internal Revenue Service unveiled its first redesigned notices that are part of an on-going effort to improve the way it corresponds with taxpayers. The nine new notices are among the first to be reviewed and revised for clarity, effectiveness and efficiency. The agency also will create an office that ensures the effort to improve communications is on-going and perma-

nent. “One of my priorities is to ensure that we have clear and simple communication with taxpayers. In the past, our notices often looked more like legal documents and not an effort to communicate clearly. The differences between the old and new notices are like night and day. They show the potential of our on-going effort in this area,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman.

In July 2008, Shulman appointed the Taxpayer Communications Taskgroup to review IRS correspondence. The task group found that IRS notices have different looks, messages and do not use consistent language. Because of this, some notices are creating unnecessary confusion for taxpayers. Nine notices will feature the new design format beginning in January. These notices account for

approximately two million pieces of correspondence with individuals, businesses and exempt organizations. The new format includes a plain language explanation of the nature of the correspondence, clearly states what action the taxpayer must take and presents a consistent, clean design. The new format also guides taxpayers to appropriate pages on IRS.gov where they can find accurate and relevant

information quickly and easily. By reducing the potential for confusion, these notices will improve the taxpayers’ ability to get problems resolved quickly, and improve overall compliance. Shulman also announced this important work will be made a permanent part of the IRS through a new office to oversee improvements to taxpayer correspondence. The new office, called Office of Taxpayer

Correspondence, will be directed by Jodi Patterson, who led the initial effort. Tax preparers are already seeing some of this effort. In March, the IRS reduced to two from 13 the number of inserts included to tax preparers as part of notice CP 161, which is mailed to business taxpayers who underpay their taxes. There are approximately 2.3 million CP 161 notices sent annually.

Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated December 8, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded December 13, 2005, at Book 277, Page 463 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Trent Roberts, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq., Shelby County a resident of 208 Adams Avenue Memphis Shelby 38103 as Trustee for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 21, 2010 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being situated in the 13th Civil District of Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit; First Tract: Beginning on a stake, northeast corner of the 100 acre tract and the southeast corner of the 14 ¾ acre tract; runs north 52 poles to a stake, chestnut pointers; thence south 67 deg. West 62 ½ poles to a stake, gum pointers; thence south 29 ½ poles to a stake in the north boundary line of the 100 acre tract thence west 78 poles to a stake in the old run of Middleton creek; thence down said creek as follows; South 32 degrees east 14 poles; south 12 ½ deg. West 20 poles; south 73 ½ degrees west 10 poles; south 46 deg. West 14 poles; south 6 deg. West 5 poles; south 32 deg. East 12 poles; south 23 degrees west 5 poles; south 66 ½ deg. west 5 south 50 degrees east 5 poles north 15 ½ deg. East 9 poles 2 degrees West 4 poles south 37 degrees west 12 poles south 31 1/2 degrees west 12 poles south 21 ½ degrees east 31 poles to a stake in the old creek run; thence south 203 poles to a stake and gum pointers; thence east 85 poles to a stake in the old creek run; thence up old creek run as follows: north 36 degrees west 6 poles; north 69 degrees west 14 poles; North 6 poles; North 69 deg. East 10 poles; north 27 deg. west 20 poles; west 3 poles; south 35 1/2 degrees west 11 poles; west 8 poles; north 30 degrees west 7 poles; north 2 degrees east 12 poles; north 27 degrees west 8 poles; north 56 deg. west 12 poles; north 22 deg. west 10 poles; north 71 deg. east 6 poles; north 87 degrees east 8 poles; north 17 degrees west 8 poles; north 73 degrees east 11 poles; north 17 degrees east 14 poles; north 8 degrees west 19 poles; south 80 deg. west 11 poles; north 28 degrees west 7 poles; north 15 1/2 degrees west 7 poles; north 40 degrees west 5 poles; north 7 poles; north 73 degrees west 6 poles; north 47 deg. west 4 poles; north 8 deg. west 6 poles; north 15 degrees east 10 poles; north 61 degrees west 5 poles; north 36 deg. west 6 poles; north 47 deg. east 4 poles; south 79 deg. east 5 poles North 14 degrees east 21 poles; North 51 ½ west 4 poles to the mouth of the big ditch; thence up said ditch as follows; north 26 deg. East 22 poles; north 16 degrees east 11 ½ poles; east 4 poles; north 10 degrees east 4 poles; north 32 ½ deg. east 46 poles; north 16 degrees east 40 poles to a stake in old

field; thence east 37 ¾ poles to a stake white oak and beech pointers; thence north 22 ½ poles to the beginning, but subject to all highways, contained by estimation 130 acres, more or less. However, there is included in the above description, and expressly excluded from this conveyance, the following tracts of land: (1) A tract of about 111 acres, more or less, conveyed to Harley Martin, et ux by deed of general warranty from I.T. Perkins, a widower, on October 28, 1977, of record in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 67, page 605, (2) A tract of 4 acres, more or less, conveyed to the Pentecostal Youth Center, Inc. by I.T. Perkins, et ux on January 30, 1965, by deed of general warranty of record in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 53, page 82; and, (3) A tract of 2 acres, more or less, conveyed to Christine Ross by I.T. Perkins, et ux on September 12, 1964, by deed of general warranty of record in the said Register’s Office of in Deed Book 53, page 362. (4) A tract of 1 acre more or less conveyed to Phillip Steven Browder and wife, Sarah Rebecca Browder dated December 8, 2005 and recorded in Record Book 277, page 313, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. Second tract: Bounded on the north by J.F. Kelley and R.L. Rainey; bounded on the east by the Center Point Milledgeville gravel road; bounded on the south by Maness and Ricketts; bounded on the west by Perkins, containing 17 - ½ acres, more or less, this being the identical real estate conveyed to Iley Perkins on January 7, 1947 by deed of general warranty from J.D. Haggard and wife, Lessie B. Haggard, of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 43, page 558. However, there is included in the above description, and expressly excluded from this conveyance, the following tracts of land: (1) A small tract or parcel conveyed to Guy Perkins and wife, Waymon Perkins by deed of general warranty from I.T. Perkins, a widower, on November 2, 1984, of record in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 78, page 284; (2) A tract of 2 acres, more or less, conveyed to Guy Perkins, et ux, by I. T. Perkins, et mo. on May 24, 1955, by deed of record in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 49, page 449; (3) A tract of about 1 acre, more or less, conveyed to the Trustees of the Holiness Church located at Center Point in Chester County by I.T. Perkins, et ux, on January 13, 1959, by deed recorded in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 50, page 392; (4) A small parcel conveyed to the Trustees of the Center Point Holiness Church by I.T. Perkins, a widower, on February 10, 1978, by deed of record in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 68, page 172; (5) A stall parcel conveyed to the Trustees of the Center Point Holiness Church by I.T. Perkins, a widower, on November 29, 1979, by deed of record in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 71, page 186; and (6) 2.03 acre, more or less, conveyed to the State of Tennessee for State Highway 22 right of way, by Right of Way Deed of record in Deed Book 49, Page 243. ALSO KNOWN AS: 20 Campground Lane, Enville, Tennessee 38332 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Trent Roberts; Unknown heirs of Iley Perkins The sale held pursuant to this

Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 717154296 DATED December 28, 2009. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed December 8, 2006 by Jonathan Wade Dunn to Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Chester County, Tennessee, in Book 293, Pge 674, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in Record Book 323, Page 440, in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, U.S. Bank, National Association, As Successor Trustee To Bank Of America, N. A. As Successor By Merger To Lasalle Bank N. A., As Trustee For First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2007-Ff2, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 commencing at 12:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, towit: Situated in County of Chester, State of Tennessee. BEGINNING on an iron pin in the north right of way line of East Sixth Street, this point being located 25 feet north of the centerline of the same and at the southwest corner of Lot No. 22; runs thence with the north right of way line of East Sixth Street, south 88 degrees 17 minutes west a distance of 72 feet to a stake, this point being the southeast corner of Lot No. 24; runs thence with the east line of Lot No. 24, north 2 degrees and 37 minutes west a distance of 138.25 feet to an iron chain link fence post, this point being the northeast corner of Lot No. 24; runs thence north 88 degrees and 17, minutes east a distance of 72 feet to an iron pin in the south line of Roland’s lot, this point being the northwest corner of Lot No. 22; runs thence south 2 degrees and 37 minutes west a distance of 138.25 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.228 acres, more or less, and being Lot No. 23 of the Wamble Subdivision, a plat of which is on file and recorded in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 55, Page 424, subject to all of the restrictions applicable to said Wamble Subdivision. Property Address: 221 Tulip Street, Henderson, TN. Other Interested Parties: First Franklin A Division of National City Bank; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC

208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 7001-083060-FC

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated May 28, 2004, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 3, 2004, at Book 252, Page 727 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Jerry Hunter, conveying certain property therein described to Kathy Winstead as Trustee for Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, a New Jersey Corporation; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 21, 2010 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being situated in the Fifth Civil District of Chester County, Tennessee, located On the South side of the Mount Pleasant Road, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit; 2.310 acre Lot Number 2 Beginning on a spike in the center of Mount Pleasant Road, said spike being the new Northeast Corner of the lot herein described and further located 502.39 feet as measured along the Centerline of Mount Pleasant Road from a spike in the center of Mount Pleasant road at the intersection of the centerline of Dennis Latham Road, thence South 54 degree, 53 minutes, 17 seconds, West 25.00 feet to an iron pin near the South right of way margin of Mount Pleasant Road, thence with a new severance line, South 54 degree, 53 minutes, 17 seconds, West 286.85 feet to an iron pin set to be the new Southeast corner of the lot herein described, thence with a new severance line, North 88 degree, 26 minutes, 10 seconds, West 98.66 feet to an iron pin set to be the new Southwest Corner of the lot herein described, thence with a new severance line, North 01 degree, 33 minutes, 50 seconds, East 432.89 feet to an iron pin near the South right of way margin of Mount Pleasant Road, thence North 01 degree, 33 minutes, 50 seconds, East 25.44 feet to a spike in the center of Mount Pleasant Road being the new Northwest corner of the lot herein described, thence with the Center of the Mount Pleasant road (50 feet right of way) the following 6 courses: South 77 degrees, 42 minutes, 31 seconds, East 13.10 feet, South 65 degrees, 15 minutes, 29 seconds, East 99.87 feet, South 55 degree, 41 minutes, 05 seconds, East 99.88 feet., South 46 degree, 26 minutes, 53 seconds, East 99.89 feet., South 37 degree, 28 minutes, 48 seconds, East 99.99 feet and South 34 degrees, 08 minutes, 11 seconds, East 39.17 feet back to the Point of beginning containing 2.310 acres as surveyed by Eddie Coleman Jr., Henderson Co., Tennessee, Tennessee. L.L.S. Number 1140 addresses 523 Lakeshore Drive,

Lexington, Tennessee, 38351. Said acreage includes but hereby expressly excludes any and all portions of the public road right of ways leaving 2.057 Taxable acres. ALSO KNOWN AS: 135 Mount Pleasant Road, Beech Bluff, Tennessee 38313 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Jerry Hunter; Leaders Credit Union The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700178382 DATED December 28, 2009. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

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

of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, January 28, 2010 (having been postponed from the previous sale date of January 14, 2010), commencing at 12:00 PM at the Main entrance of the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: Exhibit “A” Beginning at a stake in the Eastern margin of Crook Avenue at the Northwest corner of the Rowsey home place; runs thence East with the North line of Rowsey home place 136 feet to a stake; thence North 44 feet to a stake; thence East 239 feet to a stake; thence North 38 feet to a stake; thence West 375 feet with Gardener to a stake in the East margin of Crook Avenue; thence South with the East margin of Crook Avenue 82 feet to the point of beginning. Said legal description is the same description as contained in the previous deed of record. This is the identical real estate conveyed to Brian D. Seaton and wife Lorrie A. Seaton from Casey and Carrington Properties by Warranty Deed dated October 17, 2006, of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee in Record Book 291, Page 251. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 456 Crook Avenue, Henderson, TN 38340 CURRENT OWNER(S): Brian D Seaton and Lorrie A Seaton The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: RJM Acquisitions, LLC OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o PP Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext.) File No.: 432.0938111TN Web Site: www.msplaw.com


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