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JANUARY 26, 2012 147th YEAR - NO. 38


Legislators and Educators Legislators visit Henderson, discuss education reform By Holly Roeder Staff Writer

Delta Kappa Gamma, Theta Chapter hosted an educational forum Thursday night, Jan. 19, at First United Methodist Church in Henderson. A number of legislators were invited to attend, to create a dialogue between those who create the laws, and the educators who must implement and abide by them. The Chester County Independent is reporting the results of that forum in a two part series. Melinda Carroll, president of Theta Chapter introduced the legislative panel, as well as Dr. Inge Poole, First Vice President and Program Chair. She called attention to several others in attendance, including Henderson mayor Bobby King, and a former Theta president, Didi Reeves. The legislative panel consisted of Representative Jimmy Eldridge, Representative Johnny Shaw, Representative Steve McDaniel and Senator Dolores Gresham, chair of Senate Education Committee, with Chip Sherrod of Talbot Law Firm serving as Moderator. Carroll addressed the audi-

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A legislative forum on education reform was well attended last Thursday night at the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center. Many topics were discussed and dialogue was opened between legislators and educators. Representative Johnny Shaw (left), Senator Delores Gresham, and Representative Steve McDaniel were among the legislative panel. ence of educators and the legislators, charging each with “Our common goal is doing what’s best for the children of

Tennessee.” Following brief comments from each legislator concerning their role in government and the

relations to education, where applicable, Melinda Carroll See FORUM, Page 3-A

Imagination Library struggles to regain footing to help kids develop love of books By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

Free books for children every month from birth to age five sounds too good to be true. However, thanks to the Imagination Library, books can 2 Sections Life & Styles Opinion What’s Happening Obituaries Right to Know Sports Education Classifieds

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arrive in the mail every month for all Chester County children regardless of their parents’ income. In 2004, the Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation was created to help establish Imagination Libraries throughout the state of Tennessee. Two years later, in 2006, then Chester County Mayor Troy Kilzer signed an initiative to implement the program in Chester County. It got off to a booming start, but over the years, the program has changed hands locally and the momentum has waned – in part because

the newness wore off and few people realize that the program continues to support early reading for the children of Chester County. Last year, the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce took over control and organization of the Imagination Library program. Sponsored only in part by the Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation, Imagination Library still relies on the support of local residents. “I just want people to know that it’s still here and it’s not going to go away,” said Chamber Director Emily Johnson. “The city and county both help fund it

each year, but that’s not enough. It survives on donations.” From birth until 5, participating children receive a new book in the mail each month. The books are age-appropriate and grow with the child. According to Johnson, the final book helps prepare children for kindergarten. This month alone, 345 Chester County children are registered to receive books. It costs between $12-$15 per child each year, and the Governor’s Books from Birth campaign pays half of the bill; however, donations are imperative to keep the See BOOKS, Page 2-A

Premier hosting reception for retiring Tacker Plant Manager, Danny Tacker at Premier Manufacturing Corporation is retiring effective Feb 3. A come-and-go reception for Tacker is planned for noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the plant located at 867 Premier Way off Hwy 45 North. Ta c ke r has been P l a n t Manager at Premier s i n c e 2000. In his last TACKER 11-plus years as plant manager, he has exhibited tireless dedication to the community. Tacker and Premier have supported all of the local schools, including Freed Hardeman University. He has been a huge supporter of Relay For Life, The Chester County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the Lions Club and the Annual Chester County Barbeque Festival. Under his leadership, Premier has received the “Chester County Industry of the Year” award in 2001 and 2004 and “Patriotic Employer” Award from the United States Office of Secretary of Defense. He received an award for Dedicated Humanitarian Services from Lions Club International Foundation, and was “Lion of the Year 2010,” just to name a few of his recent accomplishments. Tacker has made a huge impact on this community over the years, not only from the standpoint of employment but through his dedicated community involvement. Beginning in January of 2011, Premier began a $2.8 million expansion which included the addition of 45 new production jobs. In 2010, the company was purchased by SSW Holdings Co., and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The plant produces guards and grills for air conditioners.

Chili Bowl promises to be heated competition TODAY’S WEATHER Photo by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent

The Chester County Chamber of Commerce receives many returned books each month. These are books that the community has already paid for, but when families move without changing their address or cancelling their enrollment in Imagination Library, the books continue to be mailed. This costs the city and county greatly, and hurts the program.

For the students and faculty of Freed-Hardeman University, the beginning of the spring semester means more than new classes and colder weather—it means that Chili Bowl is just around the corner. Chili Bowl Numero Cinco will be Jan. 31 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Brewer Sports Center’s auxiliary gym. Chili Bowl pits 20 teams against each other in heated competition. Teams enter their chili as either traditional or non-traditional, depending on which meat the chili contains. Chili entries are judged on aroma, color, consistency and taste. New to the competition this year is a brownie bakeoff.

Brownie entries will be judged on appearance, taste, consistency and creativity. Brad Montague of FHU’s Office of Marketing and University Relations will emcee the event. The FHU drum line and FHU student male and female quartets will provide entertainment throughout the night. Awards are given to the top three brownies, traditional chilies and nontraditional chilies as decided by the judges. Those attending the event are encouraged to vote for a People’s Choice winner; these votes can include the quality of the food entry and any decorations or costumes the teams use. Judges’

scores and people’s choice ballots are averaged together to determine the grand champion winner for the chili bowl and brownie bakeoff. Registration for the chili and brownie competitions is open until Friday, Jan. 27. There is a $25 entry fee for the chili bowl and $10 fee for the brownie bakeoff. Teams wishing to compete in both categories may register for $30. General admission to the event is $5 and $3 for senior citizens and college students with ID. For more information visit or contact Wanda Pulse at or 731-9896326.

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Books program alive for children. “If anyone is interested in doing a fundraiser for this program or would like to become a part of the committee, give me a call,” Johnson said. Donations can be made at the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce or at Chester County Bank. They can also be made online at Simply click the “Give” tab on the screen and select Chester County. Supporters can designate their contributions as a one-time donation or as recurring monthly support. Donations can also be made in memory or honor of someone. All information is available on the website. Parents can also enroll their children online at the same site. It’s easy to sign up a child, and if the family moves to a new address or a new town, simply visit the site to change the address. While Chester County’s Three Star rating no longer requires this program to keep the county’s certification, Johnson believes that the Imagination Library provides a valuable service to the children of Chester County. “It’s such a great program,” she said. “The county is committed to it, and we want to keep the program alive and strong for our children.” Johnson needs help to get the program kick started again, and anyone who would like to be on the committee or help plan a fundraiser should contact the Chamber at

Photo by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent

Imagination Library provides books each month during a child’s first five years. Many of the titles are popular ones that parents may remember from their own childhoods. 989-5222 for more infor- last few years, nobody has mation. really been talking about it “Our citizens are so much.” great,” Johnson said. “I She wants to change think if they hear there is that fact and make reading a need, they will do what a priority in the communithey can to help. Over the ty.

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Forum opened the forum with a question concerning class size. Rep. Eldridge and Sen. Gresham both explained that the referenced bill gives more liberty to the local school board to adjust class size. Rep. Eldridge further pointed out that Tennessee has been the only state in the nation to have two systems for class size, an average, and a maximum allowance. Rep. Shaw was interrupted by applause from the educator-filled audience in stating “I always thought we should have looked at it, investigated it before we passed it into law.” Rep. McDaniel explained the governor’s proposal is to give LEA’s more flexibility for class size within the school systems. Jo Price, a Chester County teacher responded that in teaching for nearly 40 years, “The best thing that happened to education through those

years was moving the class size in the first grade from 29 down to 20. Cindy Eason of Scotts Hill High School agreed, stating that class size for core classes at high school level is 35, with CTE classes at 25. She further explained the larger class sizes can pose safety risks in science classes where not only can the lab not accommodate the large class, but chemicals and Bunsen burners are being used in larger numbers. She further offered the example of English teachers who are responsible for grading numerous tests and essay papers, saying she did not see how teachers can give the necessary attention to so many students. Delona Cole, sixth grade Chester County teacher, next proposed the question of vouchers to the legislators. The idea is that by allowing parents to procure a voucher to choose where they send their child, whether public, private or religious, it would create a more competitive atmosphere in the education system, thus ultimately providing a

higher level of education for Tennessee’s children. However, there appear to be many concerns with the voucher, or parent’s choice, system, specifically monies budgeted for public schools which do not stay in the allocated systems. Rep. Eldridge said vouchers are something to be examined, and that “if the voucher system is going to hurt our public schools in any way then I’m not going to support it; but that has yet to be looked at and studied.” Sen. Gresham stated “it is too early in the dialogue” to make a decision on it, explaining that SCORE (State Collaborative on Reforming Education, is in the process of studying the voucher system. Rep. Shaw said he felt the process “is moving a little fast” and said “I wouldn’t vote for vouchers today, I don’t feel comfortable. I don’t know as much as I need to know.” He responded to Sen. Gresham’s comments on SCORE, stating, “I do respect SCORE for what

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Garry Carroll addressed the legislators not as an educator, but as a tax payer, expressing concern for the possibility of rising taxes as a result of the voucher program. they do, but I’m not that sure SCORE even knows if vouchers are a good idea.” Rep. McDaniel said he feels along the same lines as Rep. Shaw, saying, “We must be careful in rural areas that we don’t dilute the system.” After more dialogue concerning the voucher

FHU lectureship to honor long-time minister The 76th annual Bible lectureship at FreedHardeman University is being dedicated to the life and work of Clarence DeLoach, a minister for more than 60 years. A dinner will be held in his honor at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the auxiliary gym of Brewer Sports Center. DeLoach, who became a preacher at age 15, served churches of Christ in Georgia, Ohio, West Virginia, and Tennessee. He has conducted more than 600 gospel meetings,

participated in 45 years of radio evangelism and 25 years of television preaching. He has attended 50 consecutive FHU lectureships and appeared on the program many times. He and his wife, the former Eddie Lowe, have four children and eight grandchildren. DeLoach, who currently lives in Cookeville, was the minister of the Willow Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville for 11 years. He served the Walnut Street Church of Christ in Dickson for 16 years.

This year’s lectureship will look at faith and life in the New Testament books of James and Jude. Entitled “The Behavior of Belief,” the five-day series is slated for Feb. 5-10. Tickets to the DeLoach appreciation dinner are $12 each and may be ordered by calling 9896769. A completed schedule of this year’s lessons and speakers may be found at Those interested may also register and submit questions to Open Forum at the site.

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system, Moderator Sherrod suggested those in the audience illustrate their support of the system through a show of hands, thereby expressing support or lack thereof to the legislators. The room was still and silent for a few moments as no hands were raised

and reluctant laughter filled the room. Other topics addressed including flexible salary schedule, teacher evaluation, recruiting future teachers and educators’ reactions will be covered in next week’s edition, Legislators and Educators, Part Two.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Whittle honored for 50 years of service to Civitans


Williams 50th anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Williams of Beech Bluff will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. The Williams were married in Alabama. They have six children, Doug Williams (Crystal), Mark Williams (Jeanette), Lana Nelson (Steve), Chris Williams (Kim), Barry Williams (Jennifer) and Shannon Rymer (Dusty). They also have 25 grandchildren, and eight greatgrandchildren.

Dr. J. Walker Whittle was honored at the Henderson Civitan Club meeting on Jan. 12 in the Freed-Hardeman University Alumni House. Club President Ray Eaton presented to Whittle a Civitan International Medallion Member plaque for “50 Years, Dedicated Service.” Whittle was the club’s first president when it was chartered in December of 1961 and continues as an active member. Jack Bulliner of Clayton Bank and Trust was the president-elect and the club’s second president. Whittle, now 90, was a Georgia native and World War II Seabee veteran. He earned a B.S. degree in Accounting and Economics from Mercer University and an LL.B. degree from the Macon Law School. He came to Freed-Hardeman college in 1954 to coach baseball,

teach business, and take courses in Bible. In 198081, he was president of Alabama Christian College in Montgomery. While on the Freed-Hardeman faculty, he earned an M.A. in business from George Peabody College for Teachers and M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the

University of Mississippi, Oxford. He retired from Freed-Hardeman in December 1991 after serving as business professor, department head, and alumni and development officer. Dr. Whittle has preached regularly for the Fraley’s Chapel,

Wildersville, Scotts Hill, and Red Walnut Churches of Christ. Since 1992, he has made fourteen mission trips to Russia. He is a member of the Henderson Church of Christ and conducts a Monday evening Bible study weekly in his home.

I hope everyone had a great week. Happy birthday this week to Annafaith Howell and Billy Max Mayo on Jan. 27. We enjoy Annafaith at Bethel and love to hear her sing. Billy Max Mayo is the music director, and his wife Barbara is the pianist at Deanburg Baptist Church and was at Bethel Baptist Church years ago. They are such wonderful people and loved by all. Get well wishes always to our sick. On our list are Nella Rush, Joyce Stockton, Tommy Landers, Winna Knipper, Clifton Mainers, and Edra and Benny Barnett. Please call if you want to put someone on our list. Remember our shut-ins and caregivers. We just need to pray for each other. We all have our

problems and need the Lord’s blessing. We are very proud of one of the teenagers in our community, and a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Rebecca Reddinger, the daughter of Shirley and Brian Reddinger. She was chosen as the “Student of the Month” by the Lions Club. Congratulations, Rebecca. Something of interest for music lovers: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was created April 20, 1983. However, it had no home. The search committee considered several cities, including Memphis (home of Sun Studios and Stax Records), Cincinnati (home of King Records), New York City, and Cleveland. Cleveland lobbied hard to be chosen, citing that Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed is widely credited with promoting the new genre, and the term, “rock and roll,” and that Cleveland was the location of the first rock and roll concert. Civic leaders in Cleveland pledged $65 million in public money to fund the

construction. A petition drive was signed by 600,000 fans favoring Cleveland over Memphis, and in a USA Today poll Cleveland won by 100,000 votes. The hall of fame board voted to build the museum in Cleveland. A handful of artists are inducted into the Hall of Fame in an annual induction ceremony, historically held at the WaldorfAstoria Hotel in New York City. The first group of inductees, inducted on Jan. 23, 1986, included James Brown, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a concert series over two days on Oct. 29 and 30, 2009, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The celebration included performances by Jerry Lee Lewis, U2, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Simon and Garfunkel, Metallica,

Fergie, Mick Jagger, Lou Reed, Ray Davies, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Sting, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The first night ran almost six hours with Bruce Springsteen closing the concert with special guests John Fogerty, Darlene Love, Tom Morello, Sam Moore, Jackson Browne, Peter Wolf, and Billy Joel. - from Refdesk. I can’t believe this! President James Garfield could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other hand simultaneously. from Quote of the week: “It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.” Joseph Joubert I am now selling Avon products. If you would like to place an order give me call. Heal the past, live the present, dream the future. Enjoy life!!! Have a great week. Call me at 879-9777 with your news.

Hope all of you made it through the Sunday evening storm without much damage. There was a good bit of debris on the roads and yards out this way. We had reports of windows blown out, fallen trees, a well quit working and a trampoline was damaged. No one was hurt that we know of. God is good. Anyone that had a picture made with their deer can now pick it up at the Sweetlips store. Remember the monthly singing will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Hopewell Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend. Our stew/bake sale will be Feb. 4, with a snow date of Feb. 11. Stew will be ready around 10 a.m. It is very important that you bring your own containers for your stew. You may reserve stew by calling Cindy Springer (9897046), Neal Kinchen (9897342), JoAnn Greer (989-

7523) or our Sweetlips store (989-2156). The cost will be $15 a gallon. For those who might not know, or have forgotten, we will need volunteers at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, to peel 150 pounds of potatoes. Meet at the center with a sharp knife ready to work. We will also need folks to help set up downstairs. Come and get involved and meet new neighbors. As always we ask each family to donate a beef roast for the stew and also some baked items. The roast should be cooked, deboned and left in its own juices. It is best to send it in a non-returnable container. Baked items, cakes, cookies, pies, breads, candies etc. and roasts may all be left at the center Friday night. This is our once a year fundraiser. There are those of us who have been faithful and committed to this cause from day one. There are not many of us left. So once a year we look to you for assistance, to donate a roast and baked items, and buy some stew. All of this helps keep the little volunteer fire department and community center going. I hear other towns have started charging a $75

yearly fee from their residents. If you have a fire, and haven’t paid it, they don’t respond to your call. I hope we never get to the point of caring so little that we stand and watch a neighbors house burn down. Support your firefighters and stations. They put their life on the line for you each time they go out. Out heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mrs. Lillian Josephine Smith. On our prayer list are Ernie Merriman, Billy Connor, Betty Stout, Talmo and Sue Johnson, Brenda Smith, Loretta

Pickett, Chrissy Busby, Shirlene Lyles, Kathleen Busby, Bill Kinchen, Ann Bishop, Ora Lea Barham, Beverly Tedford, Bobby McEarl, Steve and Leslie Birl, Jeff Hilton, Charles Rich, our military and their families. Birthday greeting to Jesse Fletcher on Jan. 26; Wendy Massengill and Michaela Price on Jan. 27; Dawson Stegall on Jan. 28; Jean Pickett on Jan. 29; and James Wade on Feb. 1. If you have news to share call 989-7523. Do not forget little kindnesses, and do not remember small faults.

On our prayer list this week are Mary Faye Brewer, LaVerne Lott, Lisa Peddy, Pam Priddy, David Thomas, Carroll Williams, Doris Sells, Joanne Sells, Frenzola Morris, Shirley Gaddy, Faye Tucker, Gathel Latham, Ollie Dean Kennedy, John Kent Sells,

Carolyn Potter, Jean Latham, Dianne Wells, Bobbie Nell Wells, Charles and Wilma Cupples, Shirley Rietl, Joanne Altier, Rachel and Gayle Ellington, Ernie Reeves, Randy Miller, Dobber Dyer, Connie Barnes, their caregivers and our military personnel and their families. Birthday greetings to Madelyn Wilson and Ashlet Hill on Jan. 28; Joseph Kerstelter and Josephine Hinson on Jan. 29; and Will Young and Norris Franks on Jan. 31. Quote for the week: “True wealth is what you are, not what you have.”

News from the City

By Gloria Holiday Greetings to the people of Chester County everywhere. This is a new week and I give thanks to the Lord for being with you in your home, on your job, wherever you found time to read the paper. It is just great to be part of your life. This week I do not have a lot to tell you about what is going on in the city of Henderson. The city would like to welcome Delphine Newsum as the new pastor at Mt. Zion CME church located at 346 Harmon St. in Henderson. We pray the Lord will bless you and your members. News from Cool Spring Baptist Church - they had a blessed time in the Lord on Sunday! The spirit was so high ... it was like there wasn’t anything else going on! Pastor Woods spoke like he never has before and the choir sang very well! News from J.P. Baptist, located on Fourth Street they will have their Fifth Sunday Singing Convention at noon on Jan. 29. There will be various choirs singing. Come out and hear some good singing. Everyone is invited. The host pastor is Rev. Johnnie Williamson. Recently in the hospital were husband and wife, Victor and Joyce Barham, George Ray Hardin and Shirley Wilson’s brother, Robert Prather. We pray that they will recover very quickly. This weekend Debra Harlow, who lives in Hatfield Mass., came to Tennessee to visit with her sister, Marilyn Myhan and her mother, Sue Burgund. They had a wonderful time together. Thank you, Debra, for coming to our small town, we hope you enjoyed yourself. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday

there is tutoring available for the following subjects, math, reading, science and social studies, at North Chester School, 186 Luray Ave in Henderson. These sessions are designed to help children who are struggling in any of the subjects listed. If you would like for your child to attend any of these sessions and they need a ride, call Shirley Wilson at 989-8031 or 608-7572. Congratulation to Mr. and Mrs. Atkins who renewed their wedding vows on Saturday Jan. 21. We hope and pray that your marriage will be successful and you will be happy for many years. Happy belated birthday to Carrie Buck on Jan. 4, Mayriene Moten on Jan. 5, Telisa Malone on Jan. 10, Ashley Scales Parks on Jan. 15, and I was able to join in the celebration of Glenda Jewell’s birthday on Jan. 20. Happy birthday wishes go to Linda Swafford on Friday Jan. 27 and Laura Boyer on Jan. 31. May the Lord bless you with many more. On our prayer list this week are Vircie Massengill, Victor and Joyce Barham, Cecil and Reba Croom, April Hollingsworth, Ashley Scales, George Ray Hardin, Emma Brown McKnight, Louise Buckley, Reginald Foxx and Nicole Cawthon. Remember also to pray for our children, our teachers, our family, the sick and shut in, our men and women that are serving our country and also the incarcerated. To the people of Henderson, remember to patronize our local businesses. Let’s support our own as much as we can. Chester County Head Start is still accepting applications for three- and four-year-olds. For more info call 989-2561 or 9895111. If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthdays, anniversaries, announcements, and things happening in the City call 989-1907 and leave your message or email me at HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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Civitan President Ray Eaton presents a Medallion Member Plaque to Dr. J. Walker Whittle for 50 years of service to the organization. Whittle was the club’s first president when it was chartered in Chester County in 1961.

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Don’t be intimidated by baking –

It can be easier than you think Have I mentioned that I love baking? As much as I love to cook, baking is my favorite process. I love both the sweet and savory products for baking. It’s extremely satisfying to see all the simple dry ingredients transform into a beautiful finished product. I was excited to find a beautiful picture of “chocolate babka” in a recent issue of a cooking magazine I receive. With its delicate chocolate swirl center, it looked so pretty that I couldn’t imagine it would be simple. However, I was feeling brave, and I gave it a shot. The end result was far better than expected. To share my experience with you, I’ve adapted a few areas that I found useful and given it a less intimidating name. All the ingredients found here are common to the average cook’s pantry, and you should have no problem getting started. When it came to combining the flour with the

wet ingredients, I found my stand mixer with a dough hook particularly valuable. If you don’t have access to a mixer with a dough hook, you may certainly mix by hand, but it will take some time to combine the ingredients. In my experience, the dough was very sticky and impossible to work with after adding the recommended five cups of flour. I ended up adding an additional half cup, but baking is a temperamental process, depending much on the humidity and weather. By all means add additional flour if you find your dough sticking to everything and refusing to form a decent ball, but if you add five cups and everything looks perfect, you’re on the right track. I often have trouble getting dough to rise, but this dough is extremely resilient. After the first

rise, it was practically pushing the top off the bowl, and the second rise produced two large, beautiful loaves. For the first rise, I heated the microwave for about a minute and then placed my bowl inside – do not turn on microwave while dough is rising inside it! The second time, the loaves were too big, so I put them in a warm oven, but be careful not to bake them prematurely. On a final note, be careful when you are rolling the dough into loaves. Chocolate may of course leak, but don’t roll the loaves too tightly. They must have room to expand while baking. Seal the seam and tuck the ends under to keep as much chocolate as possible inside. At the end, your roll will be a gorgeous treat for your family and friends.

Chocolate Roll

It’s hard to believe Fran Bailey is a year older! Can it be true Fran’s Diner has been closed a year now? Last year Fran had three birthday parties celebrating her zero with the lucky seven in front of it. The first celebration was covered in snow dust that kept many friends at home, for the second friends arrived to a rock ‘n roll theme, and the last was with family. This year brought a celebration by inviting Fran to a Jan. 21 meeting (Community Church) with a presentation by Patsy Denton of wellness and health (the real presentation is this coming Saturday – all are invited). Wellness was interesting to Fran since she swallows vitamins and uses essential oils for improved health. The 18 guests were seated and listening intently when Fran and Delana arrived “late” for the meeting (two empty chairs were left at the first table). Guests paid no attention to the late arrivers. At the appropriate time Patsy stressed how we all should shed our skins and see new growth as we celebrate life. She looked right into Fran’s eyes and stated, “Fran, we are here to celebrate your life - Happy Birthday.” A stunned Fran was at first speechless then it became reality that “F” stood for Fran, Fun, Funny, Friendly and Fooled. Last year’s CD video was being shown

while birthday brunch was served to Cornelia Morris, Judy Duck, Linda Thompson, Mary Priddy, Kay Robison, Shirley Bailey, Sharon Boothe, Geneva Perry, Paulette Inman, Jean Hudson, Marie McEarl, Sue Connor, Willie Carter, Regina Brooks, Jane Morris, Wanda Dotson, Patsy Denton, Delana O’Neal, Patsy N. Jones, and a fun, funny, friendly, and fooled Fran. No gifts were allowed, but a note explained how it was known how much Fran enjoyed the large poodle cake from last year, so she did receive a smaller version of a poodle cake this birthday. Only a few saw the little pink poodle birthday cupcake because it was hiding. Fran received the little cake in memory of Dusty Rose; he was a special guest at her last year party who hid under the table. Fran’s birthday is Jan. 27 and Loy Jones’s birthday is Jan. 30 - maybe these two youngat-heart girlies will treat each other and the rest of us will sleep late! Isn’t winter for hibernation? Yawn-n-n-n. Jim Ruth called Monday to ask me to meet him at the Chester County Independent. He called again to double-check I’d be there at 2 p.m. It was odd he called the moment a skillet of cornbread was coming out of the oven for him as a surprise. We were to have an interview with James A. Webb, but Jim was involved in an accident in Magic Valley. The other occupant in another vehicle was carried to the hospital, but Bobby Ruth carried his brother home after materials were delivered to James at the newspaper office. Jim is continuing to be honored for his role in

Freedom Riders. Monday night he said he’d see his doctor Tuesday morning. His phone number is 901288-3358 – he’d like to hear from his concerned friends. Jim had cornbread and jam for supper. Wished a little piece of country ham had been on top of that cornbread! Meat and bread stick to a man! Sure thankful Magic Valley was not Death Valley for our blessed friend. Prayers continue for Bill Jordan and his caregiver, Ann Jordan. Also, Mary Nell Morris Bailey is out of the hospital, and we are so happy for her. She is in good hands with daughter, Carolyn Hudson, but caregivers need prayers, too. Our other friends are on our hearts throughout the day and night. My heart is also with my friend, Cindy Vogt. Our community expresses sympathy to families of Mary Faye Brewer (1-25-35 to 1-2412) whose burial is at Friendship; and William E. Jones (2-2-20 to 1-2212) from Finger, a WWII soldier from the Greatest Generation, whose burial was in Corinth, Miss. The pentagon released names of 11 soldiers who died this week. We need to still be aware our military is not safe until all have come home. Don’t you know parents, mates, children, and other family are praying for them

Ingredients for dough: 1 cup warm (100 to 110 degree) reduced-fat or skim milk ½ cup granulated sugar 1 package active dry yeast ¼ cup butter, melted 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 5 ¼ level cups all-purpose flour, divided Cooking spray Ingredients for filling: 1/3 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa 1 large egg white 3 teaspoons milk, divided ¼ cup melted butter, divided 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped and divided Directions: Combine first three ingredients in a large bowl. Let stand for about 5 minutes, or until bubbles begin to form. Stir in butter, vanilla, salt and eggs. Add five level cups of flour to mixture. Mix until combined. If dough appears too sticky to knead, add additional flour by ¼ cups until moist but workable. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for four minutes. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and add dough, turning to coat with

daily? Have you heard the Goose Story? When a goose gets sick or is wounded by gunshot and falls out of the formation, two other geese will also fall out of formation to follow the wounded or sick goose to help and protect the wounded bird. They stay with this goose until it is either able to fly or is dead, and then the loyal geese launch out on their own or with another formation to catch up with their original group.

cooking spray. Cover bowl and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 ½ hours or until doubled in size. (A preheated microwave works well.) While dough is rising, prepare filling. Combine sugar, cocoa, egg white and 2 tablespoons milk in a small bowl, stirring well. Divide dough into two equal portions, working with one at a time. Leave second half in covered bowl until ready. Roll dough into a rectangle, about 12-inches x 9-inches. Brush with melted butter and spread chocolate filling over dough, stopping 1-inch from one of the long sides. Sprinkle evenly with half of the chopped chocolate. Loosely roll dough toward the side where the chocolate mixture doesn’t extend to the edge. Tuck ends under and pinch seam to seal. Place dough seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Repeat entire process with the second half of the dough. Cover loaves and allow to rise in a warm place for one hour or until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Brush loaves with remaining tablespoon of milk. Sprinkle with granulated sugar (optional). Bake for 40 minutes or until brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Each loaf makes about 12 slices.

Soldiers are the same. They guard each other’s backs. They help one another by staying in formation if possible. Their lives depend on being wise, following orders, keeping their heads down, mouths shut, and ears open like in the old televiSee JACKS, Page 7-A

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Words for the Week: ‘in my shoes’ By Junebug

Chester County Independent archives, Jan. 26, 1962

More than 125 Heart Fund Leaders attended the West Tennessee Heart Fun Kick-Off Workshop, held in Jackson recently. Pictured above from Chester County and area leaders were: Front row – Commissioner Cayce Pentecost and Bert R. Arnold, Milan; Leon Johnson, Mrs. Edward Rush, Mrs. Leon Johnson, Mrs. Jack Fitts, Dr. R.L. Wilson and Mrs. R.L. Wilson; Back row – Edward L. Rush, Jack Fitts, Mrs. Buford Bishop, Buford Bishop and J. Walker Whittle.

Only Yesterday “Eddy Arnold to head cancer drive” From the files of the Chester County Independent January 23, 1942 “Six Ships Sunk Near U. S. Shore; Typhus Ravages Retreating Germans In Russia; Fierce Fighting In Philippines” Striking with increasing fury along the Atlantic seaboard, enemy subs have sunk the steamer City of Atlanta and freighter Ciltvaira, with an apparent loss of 45 lives, the Navy announced Wednesday night. The vessels were the fifth and sixth victims of marauding U-boats, which sank their first victim in Eastern seaboard waters a week ago. The apparent death toll brought to 75 the total of seamen who have died in a few days off the United States coast. General MacArthur hurts Japs back in fierce counter assault in the Philippines; Filipino guerrillas raid remote airport and killed 110 Japs. Several islands off Australia are under heavy bombing as Japs get ready to land. Japs have made headway in Malay toward Singapore but reports of stiffening defense received. Dreaded typhus ravages retreating German army as Russians push past Mozhalsk; Russian offensive seems to gain and Nazis may meet great disaster. Storms halt British in Libyan desert war but progress has been made this week. United States offers integrated war economy plan at Rio conference of Central and South American republics; Chile and Argentina agree to join in cutting Axis ties. “America Will Turn Clock Ahead Feb. 9” America will go on daylight saving time Feb. 9 to conserve electricity for the titanic war effort. President Roosevelt signed a Daylight Saving Bill this week and the clocks will be turned ahead an hour for the duration of the war. “War May Cost My Life and That of My Brothers, But Death Preferred to Slavery Writes Ensign Merle Kent to Mother Here” Mrs. W. M. Kent has received the following letter from her son Merle serving with the Navy in the Pacific: “Pearl Harbor, T. H. Dear Mama: I have received all your letters and none have been censored. Besides the little items in my diary, which I enclose each time, there is little to add. We have only one thought here, one purpose – to win this war. When I first entered the Navy you’ll remember that I used to look back at my happy, carefree life in sunny Florida and get homesick and discontented. Well, I’ve got a wider viewpoint now. We still hope to return home someday, but not until this war is over and won! For unless we do win it. Our lives back there wouldn’t be worth living. Did you hear President Roosevelt’s speech this morning? I did, and thought it was grand. I’m sure that it echoes the thoughts of all true Americans. He said that this may be a long, hard, bloody war, with an enormous price; but we will pay that price, no matter what it is, in order to retain our

freedom. We Americans can take it and we can also give it back – with compound interest. And we must all take that attitude. Of course, it is going to cost more money that we can understand, but we’ll pay the taxes and not grumble; and it will take the lives of our men, which may include me and my brothers, but if necessary, we can pay that price too. If you would know what happens to a nation conquered by Germany, just look over in Europe for a few examples. I’m sure we’d all rather die than be conquered and reduced to slavery. We didn’t want the war but it was forced upon us; they attacked us first. They would take our land and our homes from us and if we want to keep them, we’ve got to stand up and fight for them. I was glad to hear the President ask God to help us; but we must remember that the Lord doesn’t do things for us that we can do for ourselves. We live in a world in which sweetness and security are only memories, but with the help of God, we will bring those days back again. Your loving son, Merle “When A Feller’s Sick, He Ain’t Feelin’ Well” Just about everyone from the editor to the office cat at the Independent has been on the sick list this week – therefore this abbreviated edition of your favorite newspaper. As a father said to his son in the woodshed, “It hurt us more than you” to leave out much news, including 15 letters from our county correspondents – and more than a page of advertising. However, the Lord willing, we’ll do a better job next week. “Welcome Stranger” Mr. and Mrs. Hallie Hill of Henderson are the proud parents of a baby daughter named Doris Ruth, born Jan. 22 and weighing nine pounds. This is their first child.

January 25, 1952 “Eddy Arnold Heads Cancer Drive For Tennessee In 1952” Eddy Arnold, nationally known radio and television star, will manage the 1952 campaign of the American Cancer Society in Tennessee.

Announcement of Arnold’s appointment was made by Bascom F. Jones, Nashville, state President of the cancer group. Arnold succeeds Dr. Andrew D. Holt, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who managed the 1951 cancer drive in Tennessee. The 1952 goal is $250,000. “New Fire Truck Ordered For City; Marshal Resigns” Mayor Carl Crowder this week announces the purchase by the City Board of a new fire truck for the City of Henderson. The old pumper had become antiquated to the point where it could not be depended upon. The City bought a new Ford Pumper truck which will be delivered soon. This is a big step forward and will give the residents of Henderson additional protection. Fire Chief Bob Shelton stated that the equipment is of the very latest type. Off Again, On Again On last Friday afternoon the Mayor and City Board appointed Manson Smith as Marshal. Mr. Smith served until Sunday when he resigned. The board met again last Tuesday afternoon and considered several applicants but failed to agree on anyone. Mayor Crowder was given authority to name an officer on a temporary basis for the next few weeks, or until the Board meets and agrees upon a permanent appointee. Officer J. C. Dunn was named to serve on a temporary basis with Officer Joe Page, recently appointed by the Board. “Births” Dr. H. D. Farthing Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kitchen of Henderson, announce the arrival of a son, Kenneth Wayne, on Jan. 22. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis of Henderson, are the parents of a son, Lewis Edward, who was born Jan. 22. Steadman-Guy Clinic Mr. and Mrs. William Brower of Luray are the parents of a son born Jan. 12. He has been named William McCall. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Odell of Huron announce the arrival of a See ONLY, Page 7-A

Chester County Independent archives, Jan. 26, 1962

All of us have things that our children have said to us, in all sincerity, trying to explain why they did (or didn’t do) something as we began to reprimand them, and when we heard what they said it took all the self-control we could muster to not laugh out loud! Why we don’t write more of them down escapes me, because they are funny, or heartwarming, every time we remember them, or share them with others. One of these times for me was when my youngest son, about 6 at the time I think, was bounding down the stairs to go out and play. “Have you cleaned your room?” I asked, before he got to the bottom of the stairs. He stopped, his head fell slowly as his eyes stayed locked with mine. I knew the answer without a word. I began reminding him, “You remember that you promised to clean your room before you went out to play, right?” I was fully intending to send him back upstairs to finish the job, and he KNEW that was coming next. But before I could even continue my sentence, he raised up his head, still looking up at me with those now saddened big brown eyes, and softly, almost pitifully said, “But Mom . . . you MUST have misunderheard me . . .” Ah yes, along with a special moment, a new word had been created. I didn’t say anything. He turned and slowly, but loudly, started back up the stairs, clomp . . . clomp . . . pause . . . clomp . . . clomp . . . pause . . . looking back at me every other step, hoping I would cave in and let him go on outside now, and clean his room later. What would YOU have done in my shoes at that particular moment??? Another time my oldest son, “the inventor,” about 12 at the time, had invented and installed a battery powered buzzer/lock on the board-and-batten door to his room. When anyone started to open it there was a sound that truly was indescribable, and yes, of course LOUD, and he could remotely unlock it. The first time I went upstairs and encountered that ear piercing invention, and waited for the “click” unlocking it, I went in and saw that his room was a total mess, wadded up papers all over the floor. He was on his bed busily sketching out some new invention, and likely the discarded paper balls were his rejected ideas. ANYWAY – I told him what all mothers with sons say at one time or another, “Your room looks like a pig pen!” He looked up startled, as he was so engrossed in his newest inventive process he hadn’t noticed the mess – or didn’t care – I’ve never known which. I added, with a disgusted voice, “I’ll be back up here in 15 minutes and I don’t want to see ONE piece of paper on this floor!” I went downstairs. In about 5 minutes there was another of “those moments” I mentioned above. I walked up just a few of the stairs to listen and see if he was working on his room. I didn’t hear ANYthing. So sure was I that he wasn’t cleaning up that I went on up there and knocked. He opened the ‘screeching alarm door’, and there he was – sitting in the middle of his bed, sketching on paper, and had a BIG smile on his face and gleam in his eyes, looked right at me, quite proud of himself

he said, “See, Mom – you can’t see ANY paper on the floor!” – and I couldn’t! HOWEVER, I could barely keep myself from bursting out in laughter in appreciation of his inventiveness! He had taken his two sleeping bags, opened them both all the way up, zipped them together and laid them OVER the papers that were still on the floor! What would YOU have done if you were in my shoes at that moment? Then there was a time when it was MY turn to be on the receiving end, trying to think of something to say that could peaceably resolve a tough situation. Picture this – my 18-yearold son, over six feet tall, had done something (I can’t remember what) that he really needed disciplining for. (This was the son I never DID figure out how best to discipline.) He was coming down the hall toward the living room and I stood my five-foot frame staunchly in front of him, not moving, blocking his way. So there we are, he knows I am unhappy with him, and I am trying to quickly figure out how to disciple him, he stopped about a foot in front of me, looking down at me, with a non-belligerent but easily discernable, ‘get out of my way’ look on his face. What I blurted out was, “You deserve a whipping for what you did!” Oops, now I’ve done it – thrown out what he took as a challenge, because his reply, with a defiant expression and hands on his hips was, “And just HOW are you going to do THAT?” – My mind was working at supersonic speed – I’m surprised smoke wasn’t coming out of my ears. In a very brief instant of elapsed time somehow I heard the right words being said to him. They surprised ME as well as HIM. The result of his hearing those words was that his demeanor immediately softened and he said, “OK, Mom.” We sat down on the couch and talked the situation out. (Much better than a whipping!) So, if YOU were in my shoes at that moment, what would you have said to try to elicit that same response? . . . To this day I don’t know where those words came from, but this is what came out, calmly and yet with a measure of motherly authority, looking straight into his eyes with a slightly furrowed and questioning brow, “You are going to have to LET me.” That was three days ‘in my shoes.’ Share with us some of your ‘special moments’ with your children, from either side of the age difference. And if you are raising young children, by all means at least write your special moments down for you and your children. There are many, many things out there to be shared and laughed about! My eyes and ears haven’t seen or heard NEARLY all of them!!! Email your ‘words for the week’ suggestion and/or opinion of this week’s article to “Let’s keep life simple, real and fun.” - Junebug

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, January 26, 2012

Marise named 2011 Henderson Volunteer Firefighter of the Year

Questions and answers from UT Extension: Just how young can state legislators be anyway? By J. Brian Signaigo UT Extension Agent III

Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

Steven Marise, pictured at front right, was named the City of Henderson Fire Department volunteer Firefighter of the Year for 2011. The announcement was made during the department’s annual Christmas Dinner in December. Also pictured are, front left, Chief Greg Lipford, and back row, from left, Captain Doug Acred, Lieutenant Gary Roeder and Chaplain and Lieutenant Ben Benfield. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter with the city fire department, call 989-5664.

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Only daughter, Sandra, on Jan.12. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones of Henderson, are the parents of a daughter, Judy Royline, who was born Jan. 15. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Hearn of Henderson, are announcing the birth of a son on Jan. 17. He has been named James Gregory. Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell of Henderson are the parents of a daughter born Jan. 21. She has been named Carolyn Janice. Born to Mary Lue Ross of Henderson, a daughter, Marie Antionette. Born to Juilus and Parthenia McHaney of Henderson, a son, Vander Loyd, on Jan. 20. “FFA News” The Chester County Chapter has started six projects which are part of this year’s program. Our chapter purchased 200 baby chicks the last of December. Part of these will be used for the Father and Son Banquet which will be held this spring. Some members of our chapter have already placed their orders for pine seedlings and others are going to. The chapter will take orders from farmers who are interested in securing pine seedlings. The chapter members are also ordering bicolor lespedeza and sericea seed. The new lespedeza is used as a wildlife cover and feed. The chapter has acquired six pigs from their countywide pig chain. These pigs will be fattened by the chapter and sold later this year. A few of our members opened a series of FFA radio programs on Saturday. These programs will continue to be presented by various vocational agriculture departments each Saturday at 11:15 over Station WTJS. The members who had part in this first program were: Dossie Talley, Joe Talley, Lee Clayton, Freddy Melton, Billy Coatney, Paul Hodges and Guy Walker. Next Saturday North Side has the program.

January 26, 1962 “100 Years Ago This Week” Jan. 22, 1862 – A regiment has been organized at Henderson Station, 17 miles below Jackson, and the men elected B. M. Browder of Tipton their Colonel, Dr. Chester of Madison their Lt. Colonel and Ed Clark of Madison their Major. A few days later another regiment was organized at the same place and B. J. Lea of Haywood was elected their Colonel, H. L. Oliver

of Gibson their Lt. Colonel and T. J. Randle their Major. “New Arrivals” Henderson Clinic Mr. and Mrs. James D. Middleton of Beech Bluff announce the arrival of a daughter, Eunice Ann, on Jan. 22. Drs. McCallum and Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Young of Henderson announce the birth of a son on Jan. 21. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Robinson of Finger announce the arrival of a daughter on Jan. 22. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Mooney of Henderson announce the arrival of a daughter, Pamela Sue, on Jan. 22. “New Library Advisory Board Elects Officers” Mayor Paul McAdams was elected Chairman of the newly formed Chester County Library Advisory Board at a meeting Monday afternoon. Other officers are Paul Arendall, Vice-Chairman and Miss Alice Jenkins, Secretary. Other members of the Advisory Board are Mrs. C. H. Bolton, Mrs. Kerby Farrell, Miss Maxine Weaver, Tom McCorkle, Charles Stovall and J. L. Rush. Mrs. C. H. Bolton was named chairman of National Library Week and will name a committee to work with her. National Library Week calls attention to the vital role reading and libraries play in our national life. The theme of the observance will be “Read – And Watch Your World

Grow”. Mrs. W. M. McCallum, Chairman of the Chester County Library Board, introduced the Regional Librarian, Miss Helen Lockhart, who spoke briefly. She pointed out that at the present time there are 546 registered borrowers in the new Chester County Library. Of this number, 324 are residents of the city of Henderson. She emphasized the fact that a recent Gallup poll showed that 60 percent of the adults in the United States had not read a book in the past year.

January 27, 1972 “Break In Reported At Junior High” Approximately $30 in cash was stolen from the principal’s office at Chester County Junior High School Tuesday night, Chester County Sheriff R. D. Smith reported today. Sheriff Smith said it is thought the thief remained inside the school building after a basketball game as there was no evidence of a forced entry. He said there were no suspects at this stage in his investigation. “Grocery Robbed” Smith’s Grocery, a small man-wife store located on the Old Jacks Creek Road about two miles from Henderson, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Smith, was robbed of an undetermined amount of cash here about 7 o’clock last Wednesday by three men in their early twenties. Sheriff R. D. Smith said

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Since its beginning in 1948, 4-H Congress has given some 32,400 4-H’ers and volunteer leaders firsthand experiences in state government. At Congress, delegates become senators or representatives and form a “junior” state Congress. They devote their time to learning about government, citizenship, leadership and their state capital. They will actually sit in our State legislators seats and debate bills. The purposes of State 4H Congress are to: recognize outstanding 4-H’ers and leaders from all Tennessee counties, provide new opportunities for

the trio entered the store on the pretense of wanting to buy some cheese. While Mr. Smith was busy filling their order, one of the men pulled an ice pick on Mrs. Smith and demanded the cash from the cash register. Mr. Smith was thrown to the floor. A car was parked about 50 yards from the scene, Sheriff Smith said, and there is a possibility a fourth man was involved. No arrests have been made, the Sheriff said, and no suspects have been questioned in the continuing investigation. “Church Dedication Slated Feb. 10” Dedication services for the new Apostolic Church located at Jacks Creek are scheduled for the night of Feb. 10, according to an announcement this week by Noel Daniel, pastor of the church. Mr. Daniel said the dedication services will begin promptly at 7 p.m. The new church is located about one-half mile east of Jacks Creek on Highway 100. It was built at a cost of approximately $35,000, Mr. Daniel said, and will seat 500 persons. The pastor said dedicated friends of the congregation from as far away as California, Mississippi and several other states have indicated they will be present when the church is dedicated. In closing, Mr. Daniel extended an invitation to area residents to also make plans to attend this great event in the history of the church.

4-H’ers and leaders to develop a better understanding of citizenship and see how it relates to daily living, offer new and stimulating leadership experiences for 4-H’ers and leaders on a statewide basis, provide the opportunity for 4-H’er and leaders to learn how their state government functions, encourage 4H’ers and leaders to assume and continue leadership roles in their communities, and to provide opportunities for 4-H’ers to develop a greater appreciation of the history and heritage of Tennessee. This year, Chester County 4-H has the opportunity to send four delegates to State 4-H Congress. Any ninth or 10th grade 4-H member in Chester County is eligible to attend. There are a few other requirements as well. Also during State 4-H Congress, the state-level public speaking competition is held. You ought to hear some of those speeches!

There are some pretty accomplished young speakers that perform at 4-H Congress! Our State capitol, Nashville, is a city with natural beauty, culture and more than 200 years of history. While in the city, State 4H Congress delegates will enjoy a visit to the Tennessee State Capitol and the Legislative Plaza. They may also choose to visit the impressive Tennessee State Museum and stroll down the cobblestone streets of historic downtown Nashville. Delegates will also learn the importance of the river to Tennessee history as they take a cruise on the General Jackson riverboat. Past delegates claim that the State 4-H Congress is one of the best events for high school aged 4-H members. For more information about State 4-H Congress, or any other 4-H event or activity, call the 4-H office at 989-2103.

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day to return to earth, what would you do that day? Send your answer or call (name not required or printed). I’ll include a few anonymous answers next week. This is something new in my community news just to give readers something to think about today, and perhaps share. Call Pat with tidbits at 989-7485 or write to Jacks Creek News, P.O. Box 13, Jacks Creek, TN 38347.

Jacks sion program “Combat.” They need to know we are continuing to keep them in our prayers. Never give up on those serving our country – we want them in formation. Something to think about today: If you died, and God gave you only one

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winter is the time for coziness and crafting I don’t care how unseasonably warm it is this January. It’s winter, and I intend to treat it as such. Tennessee has such long, hot summers, so we don’t get to enjoy sweaters, boots and cozy fires for long each year. It may be 55 degrees, but I am doing my best to remind myself that it’s winter. The best part about winter is the chance to enjoy being cozy. I love sweaters, blankets, fires in the fireplace, wearing boots, and knowing that when I wake up, I’m far toastier under my covers than I will be when I get up. I love using my cats as foot-warmers, and when Christabelle climbs onto my pillow and curls into a ball right above my head, I know it’s definitely wintertime. I’ve always loved needlework, but for some reason it seems more appropriate to work on projects when it’s cold. I don’t mind cross-stitching or embroidering during warmer months, but crocheting is almost exclusively a winter project. When I was in kindergarten, a friend of my grandparents attempted to teach me to knit. She gave me two knitting needles and a ball of purple yarn, and I think I made a pretty decent square under her tutelage. Unfortunately, she went back to Massachusetts after her visit, and I didn’t remember any of the stitches after she left. My grandmother sewed, but somehow I never learned to use the sewing machine. I remember watching her make patterns and measure and cut, but I never even made a doll dress. The only needlework I actually learned when I was younger was cross-stitch, and as time went on, I became fairly decent at following a pattern, and at times, even designing my own. For a history project one year, I traced symbols of the state of Tennessee, and embroidered them onto a piece of linen. I remember there was an iris, a mockingbird, and the state flag. It wasn’t the cleanest example of sewing and probably wouldn’t win any awards, but for a middle-schooler’s history homework, it wasn’t half bad. I later embroidered an entire set of lighthouses and sea shells to compliment my shower curtain. After awhile, it reached a point where I had more completed projects than I had wall space, so I took a break from all needlework for several years. During graduate school, I noticed that crocheting and knitting seemed to have become the “in” thing to do at my favorite coffee shop. I found a yarn store that offered lessons, and I learned a few stitches. My cats loved my new project, and they collected all of the crocheted bits that I managed to tangle and cast off. I don’t remember why I stopped going to class, but I suddenly found myself with a cold-weather cat amusement and very little to show for my troubles. I crocheted a scarf for my hot-natured boyfriend (now husband), which he only wore on subzero German nights. I started work on my own scarf and matching hat, but I ended up with half of a scarf and a cute floppy, slightly misshapen hat. During the course of a few visits to Germany, I discovered that crocheting at the coffee shop is much easier than trying to transport a half-finished project overseas. It was great fun during layovers, but somehow half of my work always unraveled before I was able to get back to it. So, after awhile, I put my projects away and forgot about them – until last week. Recently, one of my friends decided she wanted to start crocheting, and she invited me to take a class with her. Suddenly, all my forgotten projects and crazy ideas about how winter is the world’s greatest time for needlework came together. I dug out all of my yarn and went on a search for my package of crochet hooks. I even found my half-finished scarf and two skeins of yarn that I had deemed impossible to work with. On the first night of class, we learned the single crochet stitch. I guess that’s all I really ever knew, so I’m excited about finally getting further along. All weekend long, I sat beside a cozy fire and crocheted. I finished my homework, and then I got out the impossible yarn. I figured since I’m just beginning, it’s okay if I make an ugly scarf. In less than one day, I finished my scarf, and it actually looked okay. It’s not perfect, but the knotty yarn covers up all of my mistakes. I’m sure my rows are uneven and my teacher would tell me to count my stitches, but I made a scarf, and I like it. Right now, I can’t imagine crocheting all summer long. All I know how to make is scarves, so unless, I want 100 scarves that I can only wear for about 30 days out of the year, I guess I’ll wait to see if I learn any other skills in my class. Otherwise, I’ll reserve this for wintertime. I don’t know why it is, but curling up by the fire to read or work on a craft is one of my favorite things. It’s just not the same in the summer when it’s too hot for a fire and the thought of curling up anywhere except an ice chest makes me sweat. Sure if there’s a nice breeze, I can read or craft outside, but it’s not the same. There are bugs, and it’s sticky, and if the breeze stops, it’s too hot even in the shade. I merely tolerate the summer with its heat and its disregard for my love of everything associated with winter. Maybe it’s a good thing that winters aren’t longer. If I stick with needlework all winter, I’d probably end up with a scarf or belt or some sort of accessory for every item of clothing in my closet – and that’s after only knowing one stitch! I can only imagine what I’ll end up with, when I actually get proficient at a new craft.

Fully understanding public notices By Eric Barnes The Daily News, Memphis

When I first became publisher of The Daily News in Memphis, I’ll admit I knew very little about public notices. I quickly learned that they are a longstanding requirement on governments, individuals and some businesses to give notice to the public when a range of critically important actions are about to be taken, the foreclosure of a home, passage of a local ordinance, the adoption of a child and so on. But I didn’t fully understand the importance of public notice until I started to get the calls. Phone calls, emails and letters come into our office all week long, I soon realized, from people and businesses mentioned in those same notices. That’s when I understood that public notice works. It works to inform the public of actions big and small, actions that have great potential to impact families, neighborhoods, whole towns and cities. Whether it’s a massive expansion in government spending or the seizure of a family home, state law requires that these acts be announced,

to the public. In recent years, however, there have been people who’ve questioned the need for these public notices. They’ll say that the Internet and, for instance, the ability of government to post notices on their own site – has rendered notices unnecessary. It’s a misguided claim. The Web did not magically bring balance and accountability to government entities, and neither did TV, radio or the printing press before it. Government can’t be accountable only to itself. It must be checked and balanced from the outside. And that responsibility to be a check and balance against government is a fundamental role of the press, both in the news we report and the public notices we run. Furthermore, the Internet has only made public notice that much more effective, as newspapers throughout the state are now able to publish these notices not only in print, but also online, where search engines like Google and Microsoft’s Bing can find these notices. The role of public notice is one of trans-

parency. Only through transparency can there be accountability. Public notice creates an audit trail on the activities of government. Public notice is a tool for the people to call into question what a government or bank or neighboring landowner does – “You told us you’d do x, but instead you did y.” Public notice is a means to record actions and to do so in a medium that is independent and objective. Think once more about

the kinds of actions that are recorded in public notices: The spending of millions of taxpayer dollars, the bidding of millions of dollars in government contracts, the seizing of homes and property from individuals, the meeting of government bodies, the divorce of women from absentee spouses and the adoption of children. These are actions of incredible importance. That’s why we get so many calls about public notice.

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Co-op’s Matt Hearn named a ‘Master Merchant of the Year’ 2012 DCP/ACRE sign up began Jan. 23

Courtesy photo

Henderson Chester Farmers Cooperative’s Matt Hearn, third from left, was among four Co-op employees from across the state to be honored with the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative’s Master Merchants of the Year award. Pictured with Hearn are, from left, Erin Boulware, TFC Retail Development coordinator, Henderson Chester General Manager Rob White and Douglas Adcock, TFC Retail Development manager.

A Henderson Chester Farmers Cooperative merchandiser was recently named one of four Tennessee Farmers Cooperative 2011 Master Merchants of the Year for efforts to improve the quality of merchandising and increase of sales within his store. Matt Hearn, an employee of Henderson Chester Farmers Coop’s Henderson store, was honored for his accomplishments, Jan. 9, during the 2012 Coop Winter Managers Meeting in Murfreesboro. Other winners of the statewide award were Amanda Tidwell of Dickson Farmers Co-op, Megan Currence of Valley Farmers Co-op and Jenny Jackson of Wilson Farmers Co-op. The winners were chosen based on their initiative, creativity, enthusiasm and accountability, according to Erin Boulware of TFC’s Retail D e v e l o p m e n t Department. The nominations were given by a variety of sources including TFC regional managers, field staff, vendors and other Coop employees.

The awards are part of Co-op’s Master Merchant program to help local employees create more customerfriendly stores. The buying habits, patterns and preferences of Coop customers are considered as employees help develop and implement effective merchandising programs. There are some 150 local Co-op employees throughout Tennessee that have been certified as Master Merchants and are continuing their education in merchandising principles and customer service. To maintain their certification Master Merchants must regularly attend continuing education sessions offered by TFC each year. A six-year employee at Henderson Chester, Hearn was recently promoted to inside store supervisor and has attended Master Merchant classes several times over the years. “Matt may have a smaller showroom, but it is always neat, clean and fully stocked with many displays,” said Boulware. “He is very efficient with the space that he does have and utilizes it well. He does

many different outdoor displays as well, and that’s important because they are the first thing customers see.” Among award criteria used in judging nominees are enhancement of the Co-op’s image, increased sales in improved areas, effective merchandising practices, designing building displays that reflect customers’ current needs, signage, lighting, promotion planning and outside displays. Tennessee Farmers Cooperative is the regional farm supply and service organization owned by 56 member Co-ops across the state. These locally owned Co-ops, with some 150 retail outlets, are the premier source for farm supply products and services for the state’s farmers. For more information, visit online at

Wm. Rhodes Platt, County Executive Director of the McNairy/Chester Farm Service Agency, reminds producers enrollment for Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) began Jan. 23 and runs through June 1, 2012. “Farmers in McNairy/Chester Counties who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of ‘must do’ jobs,” Platt said. “Producers should contact the McNairy/Chester County FSA office to set up appointments.” Annual contracts are required to be signed to receive program benefits. All signatures of producers receiving a share in DCP and ACRE payments are required by June 1, 2012. For more information about DCP and ACRE programs or other FSA programs, contact your McNairy/Chester County FSA office at 512 Mulberry Avenue, Selmer, or call 731-645-5466 or visit the state FSA website

Henderson Civitan Club to meet Jan. 26 The Henderson Civitan Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the FreedHardeman University Alumni House, 243 White Ave. Visitors are welcome. The club will be discussing budget and activities.

FHU Campus and Community Radio Station WFHU to collect items for Gleaner House FHU Campus and Community radio station, WFHU, FM91 will be collecting winter coats and non-perishable food items for use here in Chester County. The radio staff members will be set up in the parking lot, next to McDonald’s on East Main Street, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan.27, and will accept clean winter coats of all types that are in good useful condition. They will also be collecting canned and other non-perishable food items to donate to the Gleaner house for distribution to those who have need among our Henderson and Chester County residents. FM91 is partnering with McDonald’s Café in Henderson on this community service project. The first 100 donors to visit the collection point and make a donation of coats or food items will receive a coupon good for one free dessert of their choice from McDonald’s in Henderson as a thank you for their donation. All items collected will be turned over to the Gleaner House for distribution.

Gymnastics registration available Jan. 28 From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, gymnastic registrations will be accepted at Bass Karate Center, next to Los Portales. For more information, call Megan at 6086722.

Rural Development meeting set for Feb. 3 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.

“Miss-ter Chester Co.” Pageant scheduled for Feb 4. A “Miss-ter Chester Co.” Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Williams Auditorium. The pageant is open to all males 9 and up. Applications are available from Ashtyn Walker, Logan McEarl, Teresa Walker or Renee Phelps. Proceeds benefit the 2012 CCHS Project Graduation. Madison Kuykendall, Ashtyn Walker and Chester County’s own “Village People” featuring Richard Walker, Tommy Lay, Joe Melaro, Charles Cavaness and Michael Phelps will provide special entertainment!

Sweetlips Volunteer Fire Department having stew and bake sale Feb. 4 The Sweetlips volunteer fire department will have a Superbowl stew and bake sale starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Bring your own containers and come early! Proceeds benefit the fire department and community center of Finger. In case of snow, the sale will be on Saturday, Feb. 11. For more information, call 989-7046.

Senior Center Valentine’s Banquet on Feb. 10 The Chester County Senior Center is having a Valentine’s Banquet! Join us on Feb. 10 and enjoy the evening. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. There will be a live band to enjoy and a stand-up comedy performance following dinner. Tickets are $10 and space is limited, so calling 989-7434 for tickets and reservations as soon as possible.

Quilt Group to meet Feb. 18 “Quilters Without a Clue” to meet from 9:30 to noon Feb. 18, and the third Saturday of each month, at the Chester County Library. Quilters/needle workers of all experience levels are welcome. Lessons are

given for beginning quilters. For more information, call Carol at 608-2974.

Miss Sweetheart Pageants set for Feb. 18 The Miss Sweetheart Pageants will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Williams Auditorium in Henderson. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and at 10 a.m. the pageants will begin. Age groups are from birth to 18. Registration fee is $25 with optional categories available. Enter everything for $45. Registration forms may be picked up at Chester County Middle School, Ponytails and Klassic Images. Call Tanya Morris for more information at 608-7927.

Benefit for David Brasfield set for Feb. 25 There will be a benefit from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, for cancer patient David Brasfield at the Finger Community Center. There will be whole and half BBQ Chickens; stew by the bowl, gallon or halfgallon (bring containers); cake walks; auction tickets to purchase a 22 Smith and Wesson hand gun; and multiple musical talents will perform all day, gospel etc. For further information, contact Pat Jones 9893402, Billy Maness 608-2908 or Jeff Finley 688-5488.

Chester County High School Band to have Expo Feb. 25 Come shop ‘til you drop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at our Expo, held at the Chester County Junior High School gym! Admission is FREE! There will be many vendors, door prizes, and concessions. We plan to make this an annual event. Make your plans to attend and support the band at our first ever EXPO! Vendors who have already confirmed are: Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Arbonne, Thirty-One, Accessorize This, Verizon, The Back Pain Clinic, Scentsy, NYR Organic, and many more! If anyone is interested in having a booth, contact Mandy Mobley-Buckley (731-879-9143) or Alicia Owens (731-8796075). Live life to the fullest!

Annual Memphis Wrestling in Henderson set for March 2 Neo Products and Carl Perkins Center of Henderson announce beginning at 7:30 p.m., March 2, Memphis Wrestling will be held at Chester County High School. All proceeds will go to the Carl Perkins Center in Henderson. Ticket prices and the date tickets will be available for sale will be announced soon.

‘Welcome to Medicare Workshop’ to be held March 14 Everyone with Medicare has different needs. With all the options and choices you have today, it can be difficult to figure out what is best for you and your family. At the “Welcome to Medicare” workshop, get clear, straightforward answers to common questions like: Who is eligible? When can and how do I enroll. How can I get assistance with costs related to Medicare premiums and prescription plans? The workshop will be held 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Chester County Senior Center. It will be led by Dorothy Turner Montague, Regional Director of the South West Tennessee, State Health Insurance Assistance Program. The workshop is free and open to the public. You may also call 1-877-801-0044 for assistance and counseling from your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program.

Circle of Personal Empowerment (C.O.P.E.) Group Sessions starting soon Community members may benefit from a weekly gathering in a comfortable, small group setting at the Chester County Senior Center. The sessions will be called a C.O.P.E. Group (Circle of Personal Empowerment). Participants will learn management skills, and share ideas about coping with daily concerns. Each person will have an opportunity to share in the socialization, the small-group closeness and the mutual strength gained. The facilitator of the sessions will be Al Price, who has served as Chair of the CC Senior Citizens Board for three terms and given numerous presentations at the Center over the years. He is retired, but continues as an adjunct instructor for Jackson State Community College, the University of Memphis, and UTM. He brings a wealth of experience conducting group therapy at area community mental health centers. The group will seek to do the following: (1) develop resources for effective coping, (2) identify self-defeating thought patterns and behaviors and practicing coping strategies that reduces stress and solves problems, (3) verbalizing a positive sense of self and effective ways to increase one’s self concept, (4) express thoughts and feelings related to loss, (5) use the security of the group to allow examination of thoughts, feelings and conflicts in current relationships, (6) learn coping skills that reduce the chance of relying on destructive behaviors, and (7) encourage the establishment of healthy, mutually rewarding relationships with other people. Session topics will cover everything from “holiday blues,” to “stinking thinking.” The session time and duration are to be announced soon.

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Obituaries Lillian J. Smith Oct. 24, 1922 – Jan. 17, 2012 Lillian J. Smith, 89, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at her home. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Shackelford Funeral Directors - Johnson Chapel. Burial followed in the Cave Springs Cemetery. She was born in Hardeman County, the daughter of the late Walter and Cora Chapel Bryant. She attended school in Hardeman County. She was married to George Guy Smith on Aug. 9, 1941, in Corinth, Miss. They made their home in the Masseyville Community of Chester County. She was employed at Chester County Healthcare as a nurse’s aide for 18 years, retiring in 1995. She later kept children at her home. She was a member of the Mitchell’s Chapel Baptist Church. She is survived by seven daughters, Betty Jean Smith of Masseyville, Nancy Faye Patterson (Donnie) of Hickory Corner, Shelia Diane Bullman (Ray) of Sweetlips, Donna K. Hatch (Junior) of Masseyville, Patsy Darlene Hatch (Bobby) of Masseyville, Kathy Lynn McMahon (Jeff) of Middleton and Judy Carol Hodges (Anthony) of Jackson; four sons, Larry Don Smith (Judy) of Friendship, Mickey Ray Smith (Cindy) of Jackson, Jimmy Dean Smith of Hickory Corner and Barry Neal Smith (Rhoda) of Henderson; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister Maxine McKinnie of Como, Miss. She was preceded in death by her husband, who died Feb. 3, 1976; a son, Bobby Joe Smith; two sisters, Mary Lou Jacobs and Connie Mae Brown; and two brothers, Johnny Bryant and Bob Bryant.

Mary Holland May 30, 1925 – Jan. 23, 2012 Mary Holland, 86, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Shackelford Funeral DirectorsJohnson Chapel with Mike Ulmer officiating. Burial is to follow in Friendship Cemetery. She was born in Jackson on May 30, 1925, the daughter of the late Wiley Freeman and Sadie Adie Pierce Maness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Henderson. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, VFW and Chester County Senior Center. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. She touched our lives with her presence and we will always be thankful for that wonderful gift of God. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Jean Sanders of Henderson; a son, Gary Sowell of Chicago; two sisters, Dorothy Norton of Crown Point, Ind. and Jean Juntune of Wisconsin; a brother, William Maness of El Paso, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ruil Holland; a daughter, Sarah Gertrude Romero; two sisters, Louise Replogle and Gladys Stapleton; and a brother, Charles Maness. Visitation was 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 25, at Shackelford Funeral Directors - Johnson Chapel. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Jan. 26, 2012

Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Jan. 26, 2012

Arlene Evans Woodard April 28, 1925 – Jan. 21, 2012 Arlene Evans Woodard, 86, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel in Henderson. Burial followed in Mars Hill Cemetery in McNairy County. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Jan. 26, 2012

Mary Faye Brewer Jan. 25, 1935 – Jan. 24, 2012 Mary Faye Brewer, 76, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Bro. Fred Morris and Bro. Ronnie Sells officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery in Chester County. She was born and reared in Chester County, the daughter of the late Roy Emmons and Stella Lavonia Hinson Vestal. She graduated from Chester County High School in 1954. She married Robert Brewer in 1956 and while Mr. Brewer served in the U.S. Navy they made their home in various places from 1956 to 1973. They have made their home in the Friendship community since then. She was very involved in the Eastern Star Chapter 120 in Henderson and had served as Chaplain for many years. She was active in the New Friendship Community Club, a member of the Friendship Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was involved with the Ladies Crochet who prepared blankets for Birth Choice. She and Robert were volunteers for Meals on Wheels for 25 years. She is survived by her husband Robert Brewer of Henderson; two sons, Steve Brewer (Donna) of Winchester and Charlie Brewer (Linda) of Lexington; a daughter, Lorie Johnston (Murray) of Bradyville; eight grandchildren, Bryan Brewer, Kristin Brewer, Kasey Brewer, Trae Brewer, Allison Prater, Megan Weatherford, Benjamin Brewer and Jake Johnston; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Danny Brewer in 1995; and a brother Thelbert Vestal. Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Shackelford Funeral Directors - Casey Chapel. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Jan. 26, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Helping children cope with storm-grief by David Coy The devastation that occurs due to tornados or other natural disasters impacts every age group. Concerned persons in communities affected by natural disasters ask: “What can we do to assist persons in coping with the sudden and unexpected losses that result?” A noteworthy example of a positive and helpful community response was Operation Grief Relief that offered assistance to children and adolescents in the aftermath of a tornado that devastated Pioneer Village and surrounding communities in Bullit County, Ky., in 1996. Operation Grief Relief was a day-camp program that was established as a result of the combined efforts of Hospice of Louisville, Hospice of Central Kentucky, and Hospice of Southern Indiana. This program focused on helping children and adolescents cope with the psychological impact of this storm. Specific issues that were addressed were: The school year ended abruptly; graduation was delayed; many lost personal possessions (including their homes); many were either uninsured or underinsured which resulted in their undergoing dramatic changes in socio-economic status; some had to move from the community; and, parents were often so involved in rebuilding homes and businesses that they were not always available to lend needed support. Another concern of this program was assisting children and adolescents in coping with this trauma after the immediate relief efforts had ceased and the attention of the community had shifted. The day-camp sessions provided a safe, secure, stable, and structured environment that reduced feelings of isolation, encouraged expressions of feelings, and offered the support and understanding of others in the group. It also provided education about tornadoes: What causes tornadoes; safety precautions; how to prepare for storms; and, the type of grief that results from storms. Further helpful resources: “Crisis Intervention with Survivors of Natural Disasters: Lessons from Hurricane Andrew” by Shelby and Tredinnick, Journal of Counseling and Development, May-June, 1995; and “Psychological Responses of Children to Natural and Human-Made Disasters,” by Vogel and Vernburg, Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, Dec 1993.

Fifth Sunday FFBC singing and cookout set for Jan. 29 Forty Forks Baptist Church will be having the first fifth Sunday Singing and Cookout of the year Jan. 29! Cookout/eating begins at 5 p.m. with praise and worship, and beginning at 6 p.m., the singing. Wayne Jerrold’s and Family Bluegrass Gospel, Jerry Whitten and Family, Jack Simpson, Pat Murry and others are scheduled to bring the gospel in song and music. Everyone is invited to come and join in on this church event. If you’ve never been, the church invites you to make this your fifth Sunday to come. Bro. Randy Smith is pastor. For more information, call 610-1716 or 934-7457.

Freed-Hardeman University joins TSAC in food drive Freed-Hardeman University Athletics will conduct a food drive on Feb. 16 to benefit the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center in Henderson. Fans are encouraged to join FHU athletes and coaches as they seek to feed the hungry by bringing canned goods or other nonperishable food items to the game. The FHU Lady Lions and Lions will host Trevecca Nazarene University at 6 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. The drive is in cooperation with other TranSouth Athletic Conference schools, all of whom are conducting food drives in their communities to benefit agencies in their respective areas. The

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics encourages schools to participate in various service projects as a part of its Champions of Character initiative. “We see this food drive as a way for our athletes and fans to help those in need in their communities. The TranSouth Athletic Conference is proud to support the NAIA’s Champions of Character program and its core values,” Charlie Smith, TSAC Commissioner, said. “We encourage all of our fans to join us in this effort.”

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Bethel Baptist Church 125 State Route 125

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Deputy Marcus Thomas retires after 25 years The Chester County Sheriff’s Department recently held a reception in honor of Deputy Marcus Thomas, who served Chester County for 25 years. Thomas said he is grateful to all those in the law enforcement family with whom he has served, including, but not limited to, the Sheriff’s Department, Henderson Police Department, Tennessee State Troopers, Chester County dispatchers and the jail corrections cfficers, as well as the people of Chester County. “Thanks for letting me serve you for 25 years.”

CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT January 17, 2012 Amanda Burgess, 35, 134 Meadowlark Lane, was arrested and charged with driving without a license, violation of the vehicle financial responsibility act, driving under the influence (DUI), violation of a traffic control device and child endangerment. She is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. A Hill Ave. resident reported finding a blond haired female stealing food from an outdoor freezer. The suspect ran from the area when discovered, leaving behind a small wagon and a bucket stacked with food. January 18, 2012 A wallet and prescription medication were reportedly stolen from a Mifflin Ave. residence during the night. Entry was believed to have been obtained through a window. Missing items included a brown wallet which contained personal identification, cards and $65 in cash, along with various medications including H y d r o c o d / A P A P, Furosemide, Gabapentin, HC-Thiazide, Glyburide, Clonidine and Lisinopril. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT January 11, 2012 2:01 a.m. - 410 N Church Ave, Quality Body Works, false alarm. January 18, 2012 4:57 p.m. - 203 E University St., FreedHardeman University, Benson Hall, false call, steam from shower. January 19, 2012 6:52 p.m. - 330 E University St., FreedHardeman University, Woods-East Hall, false alarm. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT January 19, 2012 Jarod Clint Fullwood, 32, Michie, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He is held in the Chester County jail with-

Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

Chester County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus Thomas, back center, was recently honored with a retirement reception for 25 years of service to Chester County. Thomas was caught off guard by the appearance of this camera wielding reporter, as he has worked the larger portion of his time during the midnight hours, and is somewhat unaccustomed to being ambushed by the newspaper.

out bond. January 20, 2012 A license plate was reportedly stolen from a vehicle on Swafford Lane. Rodney S. Dotson, 44, Millington, was arrested and charged with contempt of court. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $750 cash bond. Dillon Lynn Russom, 19, Selmer, was arrested and charged with vandalism, theft of property $10,000 to $59,999 and aggravated criminal trespassing. He was released on a hold to McNairy County. Lisa Wilkerson, 45, Savannah, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. She was released from the Chester County jail on her own recognizance. January 21, 2012 Samuel Michael Smith, 27, 273 Plunk St., was arrested and charged with contempt of court. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $250 cash bond. January 22, 2012 Vandalism was reported concerning the red light systems at the bridge construction on Hwy 22S. According to the report, wiring systems on each light had been cut and removed. Damage is estimated at $500. A boat and trailer were reported stolen from a property on Roby Road. The boat was described as a 1999 Fisher Water Strider 14-foot aluminum boat with grey seats and a raw aluminum finish, with a 35hp Johnson outboard motor and Min Kota trolling motor. It was on a black boat trailer. Boat and trailer are valued at $1,500 CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT January 2, 2012 7:55 p.m. - 440 Frank Latham Road, Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department responding, false alarm. January 3, 2012 1:14 p.m. - 4380 Hwy 200, Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department responding, grass fire. 5:19 p.m. - 2340

Pleasant Springs, Deanburg Volunteer Fire Department responding, control burn. January 4, 2012 1:25 a.m. - 6085 Hwy 100 E, Jacks Creek Volunteer Fire Department responding, false alarm. 11:32 a.m. - 455 Johnson Cross Road, Jacks Creek Volunteer Fire Department responding, signal 9. 6:23 p.m. - Homestead Lane, Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department responding, control burn. January 6, 2012 3:10 p.m. - 105 Center Point Loop, Roby Volunteer Fire Department responding, rubbish fire. January 15, 2012 1:44 p.m. - 9410 Hwy 200, Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department responding, grass fire. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT Candice Parker, 49, 1275 Maness Road, was charged with failure to appear and forgery. She was waived to the action of the Grand Jury. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT Gary Hart, 521 Frankie Lane, appeared in Chester County Circuit Court in three cases. In case one, he was found guilty of Count one, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and County two, theft of property under $500. Count one, he was sentenced to two years in a TDOC facility at a 35 percent release eligibility, to serve, receiving credit for time served pretrial, and ordered to pay court costs. Count two, he was

sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, receiving credit for time served pretrial, to serve a minimum of 75 percent prior to eligibility for work release, furlough, trusty status or rehabilitative programs. Counts are to be served concurrently with the following two cases. Case two, Hart was found guilty of resisting a stop, frisk, halt arrest, search. He was sentenced to six months in the Chester County jail, receiving credit for time served pretrial, to serve a minimum of 75 percent prior to eligibility for work release, furlough, trusty status or rehabilitative programs. He was ordered to pay court costs. This Case is to be served concurrently with other referenced Chester County Circuit cases. Case three, Hart was found guilty of Count four, cruelty to animals. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, receiving credit for time served pretrial, to serve a minimum of 75 percent prior to eligibility for work release, furlough, trusty status or rehabilitative programs. He was ordered to pay court costs. Count five, Hart was found guilty of the unlawful carry of a weapon. He was sentenced to six months in the Chester County jail, receiving credit for time served pretrial, to serve a minimum of 75 percent prior to eligibility for work release, furlough, trusty status or rehabilitative programs. He was ordered to pay court costs. All Counts in this case are to be served concurrently with other referenced Chester County Circuit Court cases.

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Hometown boy officially takes over Ford dealership By James A. Webb Editor in Chief

Ownership of the local Ford automotive dealership remains in the hands of “local folk” following the official handover of the keys last week. Dwain Seaton Ford, on Hwy 45 N, became Lonnie Cobb Ford last week. Cobb, of Jackson, had been running the business since Oct. 7, 2010, as part of Lonnie Cobb Automotive Group under an operating agreement with owners Dwain Seaton and Taze Lofton. Cobb also owns Humboldt Dodge Chrysler Jeep and Premier Nissan of Paris. “I’m just a hometown boy coming back to town. I just want to sell cars, make friends, and take care of our customers,” stated Cobb emphatically. Cobb also wants customers to know that the only change they will see is the name.

The same personnel will run the day-to-day operations, but Cobb expects to do some remodeling, and hopefully increase the new car inventory. Cobb grew up in Chester County, and went to high school here, graduating in 1982. Some family still lives here, so this is still home to him. He has been in the automotive businesses for 29 years, right out of high school. His first job was working at the Lion Service Station downtown for a short while, selling gas for 48 cents a gallon. In 1985 he began his automotive career with Bobby Maness at a car lot in Memphis, and moved to Jackson in 1985. Cobb bought his first franchise in 1988. In addition to the three dealerships he currently owns, he also has an automobile auction each Tuesday in

Jackson. “I’m glad to be back here,” said Cobb. “This business has been good to me.” Lofton, who has been in the automotive business since 1970, stated Cobb “has done it the hard way.” Seaton has been around the “car business” since 1972. In 2010 he was elected county mayor and felt then it was “just time for a different direction.” After the election Seaton has spent very little time at the dealership, allowing his wife Nona and good employees to take care of things. “I appreciate the business we’ve had here. I appreciate the business here in the county. I made a lot of friends, and I appreciate the loyalty we have had with our customers and the support of the community,” said Seaton. Current staff at the

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

The transfer of the local Ford dealership became official last week as owners Dwain Seaton and Taze Lofton, right, handed over the keys to former Chester County resident Lonnie Cobb, left.

dealership includes: Nona Seaton – comptroller and business manager; Alan

Brittain – sales manager since 1977; Sid Chapman – general manager; Damon

Ross – parts manager; and Chris Clark – service manager.

Casey Jones Museum welcomes traveling exhibit As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War gets into full swing this year, the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area has enlarged its traveling exhibition on emancipation. Two new panels focus on the fight for freedom in West Tennessee, where a groundbreaking contraband camp was established in Grand Junction in November 1862. The enhanced exhibition will debut at the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum on Feb. 3 and be on view through March 20, as a part of the Museum tour. Museum admission is $6.50, Seniors $5.50 and children 6-12 $4.50.

Entitled “Free at Last!” the four-panel exhibition emphasizes the significance of emancipation as a result of the Civil War. “Free at Last!” provides an introduction to the joys and challenges shared by African Americans in Tennessee during the aftermath of slavery. The exhibition looks at the intersection of Union military action and the influx of former slaves to Union lines in West Tennessee, which provides an important case study of wartime emancipation. The Reconstruction years were crucial to the development of African A m e r i c a n

communities throughout Tennessee. Former slaves founded scores of schools and churches. “Free at Last” highlights some of the emancipation communities that are wonderfully preserved in our state. The exhibition debuted in February in 2007 and has since traveled to the Roy Bailey African American History Center in Lebanon, the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna, the Granville Museum in Jackson County, the McLemore House Museum in Franklin, Oaklands Historic House Museum in Murfreesboro, the Rutherford County Archives in Murfreesboro,

the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend, the Germantown Regional History and Genealogical Center, several churches in the Denmark and Mercer communities in West Tennessee, the Discovery Museum of West Tennessee, the Green McAdoo Cultural Center in Clinton, the James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University and Margaret Allen Middle School in Nashville. In addition, the exhibition has been on view at the Legacy of Stones River Symposium in Murfreesboro, the Civil

War Preservation Trust Summer Teacher Institute in Chattanooga, the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference in Nashville, the International Heritage Development Conference in Charleston, S.C., the MTSU Scholars Week Exposition in Murfreesboro and the Journey from Slavery to Freedom: Emancipation During and After the Civil War Social Studies Camp in Murfreesboro. “Our goal is to tell the whole story of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Tennessee,” says Laura Holder, federal liaison for the Heritage Area. “These

venues are terrific places to tell the emancipation story.” The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area receives funding from the National Park Service and is administered by the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University. For more information about the exhibition, please contact Antoinette van Zelm at 615-217-8013. Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum is located at 30 Casey Jones Lane in Jackson. It features the historic home of famed railroad hero Casey Jones. For more information, visit

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Leadership Chester County:

(Part 4) Educating the community for growth By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

When one thinks of education, the local school system, the proximity of a university and possibly the cultural activities of an area tend to come to mind. What few think of is the local library, the training needs of nearby industry and the support that make it all possible. Last week, the focus of Leadership Chester County 2012’s fourth meeting was education. The level of education in our region is an important issue in West Tennessee, and while Chester County benefits greatly from the locality of FreedHardeman University, our region continues to lag behind in education levels among the general population. Therefore, the Leadership session provided an eye-opening experience for all of the members. Cherrie Pipkin, superintendent of education for Chester County schools, provided an introduction to public education in our community. With a total of 398 employees, the school system is Chester County’s largest single employer, larger even than FHU. While Pipkin answers to the school board, her direction falls under supervision of the County Commission as well as legislation from the state and national education policies. Education has been a major topic of debate in Tennessee during recent years. The No Child Left Behind act has changed the face of education throughout the nation, and local schools are not exempt from legislation and ever more rigorous guidelines. Several concerns that Pipkin expressed are the governor’s proposal to eliminate the average class size and implement instead a maximum and the newly instated teacher evaluations, which all teachers are subject to as part of a regular evaluation program. “We are really concerned,” Pipkin told the Leadership class. With the new proposals and

extremely strict evaluations, schools would likely receive less money while salary step schedules for length of work and level of higher education would be eliminated and certain teachers would be rewarded based solely on the performance of their classes. “This takes away incentives for teachers to further their education and to stay put,” Pipkin said. On a very local level, Pipkin added that as more people move into the city limits, the school system may have to consider rezoning the school district lines. East Chester and Jacks Creek are both at maximum capacity while West Chester has room to expand. The Leadership class had many questions and concerns to ask about regarding the schools, but a tight schedule forced our group onward to the next scheduled stop – The Chester County Library. Again, we found ourselves full of questions and eager for more information, but with only a few hours to meet once a month, there are always more questions than time. Perhaps that is the sign of a successful Leadership class – one which is always searching for more answers to questions about the local community. In the library, head librarian Nancy Canada led the tour. She explained the overcrowding problems that the library is facing in the children’s section, and with an ever-growing offering of programs for children and youth, the space for the groups to meet is extremely tight. Canada stated that beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 16, the library intends to start a gardening series for adults. During the first session, University of Tennessee Extension Agent Brian Signaigo will discuss how to start a garden. Then on March 8, Carol Reese will talk about ornamental landscaping. While the library may seem to be just another fixture of the community, a place for children to

Handsome Tim, Doctor of Doom return March 2 when Memphis Wrestling comes to Henderson Doctors Tim Linder and Brian McCarver, who fought in tag-team matches last year with Jerry “The King” Lawler and Superstar Bill Dundee, will face each other in the ring at this year’s Memphis Wrestling event on Friday, March 2, at Chester County High

School Gymnasium. Headline acts will be named at a later date and tickets will be on sale soon. Tickets will be available at any Carl Perkins Center. For more information, call the Carl Perkins Center at 989-7222.

Wanted: Your love stories It is time again to share those ooshy, gooshy love stories that make many groan aloud, but which put a smile in their hearts and so many others. Love Stories will again be featured in the Chester County Independent during the week of Valentine’s Day. Stories are requested sharing tales of love - love found and love lost, fleeting love and forever love, as well as hints and tips to the ever elusive love tried and true. The deadline is Feb. 4 for story submission.

Submit your love stories by email to; by mail to Chester County Independent, P.O. Box 306, Henderson, TN 38340; or bring it to the Independent offices, 218 S. Church Ave., in Henderson. Submissions may include then and now photos. If you would like to send a special personalized Valentine wish to your loved one in the same edition, contact Marvin Croom for more details at 989-4624.

check out books and adults to simply hold a library card, it offers valuable services to the community. With book clubs and reading programs, children are encouraged from an early age to develop a love of reading, and with new programs being created for adults, it offers a chance to learn and develop new skills and hobbies. The newly-formed Photos by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent

Chester County Librarian Nancy Canada explains how the library is growing and continuing to contribute to the education of all ages in the community. Leadership Chester County class member Joretta Ellison (left) listens intently.

Class member Mark Barber watches the robots at work in Henderson Stamping. Chester County Museum, which was the project of last year’s Leadership class, has also found a home at the library. While still in its early growth stages, the museum is small enough to be contained in the Tennessee Room, and it provides a fascinating snapshot of life in Chester County throughout the years. The museum is also still accepting donations, and in time it will become an invaluable resource to preserve the legacy of our county. One of the newest and least recognized educational assets in Chester County is the Technology Center on White Ave. While still growing and

developing a plan to best serve the community, the Tech Center has maintained a low profile. Many people have driven past it, seen a mere handful of cars in the parking lot and assumed that nothing is happening at the school, but according to Thomas Leach, “the number of cars in the parking lot is not indicative of the number of students.” Some of the students do not own cars, some take the bus provided by Southwest Human Resource Agency and others ride with friends or relatives. Over 60 people have graduated from the GED program since 2010, but Leach said that is not enough. According to the

Valentine banquet to benefit the Kathy Hollomon fund The annual Valentine banquet will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday Feb. 11, at First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center, to benefit the Kathy Hollomon Memorial Cancer Care Fund. The fund was established through West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation to honor and memorialize the life and battle of Chester County teacher Kathy Hollomon, who lost her fight with breast cancer in Dec. 2007. It was her wish to establish a fund which would assist others from Chester County with a cancer diagnosis, in their day to day care and expenses. The fund provides assistance through fuel cards and assistance with groceries and utili-

ties among other needs. The banquet will feature a homemade menu including roast pork loin, green beans, hash brown casserole, green salad, bread and desserts, and will also include entertainment featuring the Chester County High School Jazz Band. Tickets are $15 each and may now be purchased at the FUMC church office, or by contacting Melinda Carroll.

2010 Federal Census 24.7 percent of Chester County residents don’t have a high school diploma. In addition to the GED program, which the Tech Center has offered since 2010, it offers an electronics program and a new health information technology program, which began earlier this month. As a school that prepares people for specialized careers, school official Joe Paul Bryant stated, “This is where everybody ought to be. It opens so many doors.” Our class also visited

Henderson Stamping and the National Guard Armory, making for a full day of delving into the community’s inner workings. While neither are technically educational facilities, the visit to Henderson Stamping had been postponed from last month’s industrial day. The National Guard works closely with the community to support and encourage growth in all areas. It’s eye-opening to travel in your own community and see areas where they are succeeding and areas that need still work.

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Shumpert named NAIA Player of the Week Natalie Shumpert of Freed-Hardeman University has been named the NAIA National Division I Women's Basketball Player of the Week. Shumpert was selected based on her performances from Jan. 9 - 15 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated SHUMPERT groupings. Shumpert fueled the Lady Lions to a 66-54 victory over then-No. 2 Union on Jan. 14 in the NAIA Game of the Week. She exploded for 20 of FreedHardeman's 26 first-half points before scoring 12 more in the second half to allow the Lady Lions to pull away. The win pushed Freed-Hardeman from No. 3 last week to the school's first-ever No. 1 ranking. Shumpert finished the game 10 of 18 (.556) from the field, a scorching four-for-five (.800) from threepoint range and a perfect eight-for-eight from the charity stripe. She also added three rebounds and one steal to her career high 32-point afternoon. The 5-foot-4 junior guard from Paducah, Ky., is averaging 13.5 points per game in 17 contests, ranks 39th in the NAIA in free throw percentage (.794) and 44th in steals per game (2.41).

Great gridiron season celebrated One of the greatest football seasons in Chester County High School history was celebrated Saturday night at Henderson Church of Christ. The Eagles were only the second team in CCHS history to win 10 games, losing three, and are the only CCHS team to advance to the state playoff quarterfinals. Superintendent Cherrie Pipkin was first to speak, telling the players, “Many of you experienced your finest hour.” She told the players in later life, when facing difficulties, they would pull from the memories of this season. Diane Stewart recognized the football cheer-

leaders. She presented a framed award to the only senior, Ashtyn Walker. The junior varsity team was recognized for its 4-1 record in which the defense gave up only one touchdown the entire season. Also, the freshman were recognized and applauding for their work as the scout team. CCHS head coach Michael Hodum guided the Eagles to success in his first season at the helm. He noted the support of the administration, community leaders and the community itself.

“This whole community and the whole town, it’s something I never expected,” said Hodum. “It’s an absolute wonderful town and community.” Before giving out individual awards, Hodum emphasized the team c o n c e p t . “There is not team game like football,” he stated. “They receive these individual awards for the team.” The Eagles scored 32 points per game, while surrendering 14. They gained 4,400 yards total offense. All District 14-AA team members include Skylar

Sheffield, Cory Malone, Tanner Beecham, Jake Melaro, Matthew Butler, Austin Cavaness, and Ryan Turner. Zach Malone was named defensive lineman of the year, and Cameron Phelps was named offensive MVP in the district. The All West Tennessee team, all classes, include Zach Malone and Phelps, who also was named All State. Phelps rushed for 2,075 yards and 33 touchdowns, and caught passes for 295 yards and two TDs. Local awards were: Ryan Turner, playmaker of the year with 1,042 total See CCHS, Page 2-B

Basketball Homecoming Friday at CCHS Chester County High School will celebrate its basketball Homecoming at 6 p.m. Friday when the Eagles and Eaglettes host McNairy Central in a pair of District 14-AA games. A queen and king will be crowned between games. Also, at 2 p.m. Friday, there will be a student basketball tournament. The home schedule for CCHS concludes with games Feb. 3 against Bolivar Central and Tuesday, Feb. 7, hosting South Side. District tournament play begins Tuesday, Feb. 14, with first round girls’ games at higher seeded team’s home court. First round boys’ contests are at the higher seeded teams on Thursday, Feb. 16. Semi-finals and finals are at Lexington Feb. 17-21. First round winners automatically advance to the regional tournament, again with the higher seeded teams hosting first round games.

FHU hosting Bethel, Sat. Freed-Hardeman will have its third straight Saturday afternoon home basketball doubleheader at 2 p.m. when Bethel University comes to the Brewer Sports Center. Previous to that, however, the Lions and Lady Lions will travel to Arkansas tonight, Thursday, to play Lyon College in a pair of TranSouth Conference games beginning at 6 p.m.

Photo by René Webb, Independent

Ryan Turner and other CCHS seniors pen their signatures to a large photo of the 2011 Eagle football team following a banquet in their honor Saturday.

Smith inducted into Oklahoma Christian University Hall of Fame By Murray Evans Oklahoma Christian University

Charlie Smith saved one of his best games in an Oklahoma Christian College basketball uniform for last. On Feb. 19, 1970, in the final OCC home game played in The Barn on the northwest corner of the campus, Smith had one of those games players dream about, making his

final 11 shots and scoring 33 points as the Eagles closed down the venerable facility with a 103-66 romp over John Brown. Smith never had the opportunity to play in the NAIA national tournament, as his brother David did in 1968, but he’s equaled his brother in one respect – joining him as a member of the Oklahoma Christian University

Athletic Hall of Fame. Charlie Smith was inducted into the Hall during a ceremony last Friday. “It wasn’t the nicest place in the world, but I’ve got so many great memories of The Barn,” Smith said. “My memories are very positive of Oklahoma Christian. We were one big family and it was a good atmosphere for basketball.”

Photo courtesy Murray Evans, Oklahoma Christian University

Charlie Smith shoots during a game against Oral Roberts during the 1969-70 season. Smith is one of five former OC standouts inducted last week into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Smith was one of a number of students from Freed-Hardeman University – then a junior college – who transferred in the late 1960s to what then was known as OCC. Some of them were the college’s biggest basketball stars, such as David Smith and Ancil Johnson. The first FreedHardeman transfers enjoyed their Oklahoma Christian experience, and so told their friends to come to Oklahoma. Charlie Smith was in the second wave of basketball transfers. When Charlie Smith arrived at OCC, the Eagles were coming off the school’s greatest season ever to that point. In 1968, they upset No. 1ranked Northeastern State twice in a threegame series to qualify for the NAIA tournament for the first time in school history. Smith was one of the players called upon to help the Eagles try and replicate that success during the 1968-69 season, said Frank Davis, Oklahoma Christian’s basketball coach at the time. They almost made it back to the national tournament, but Central State (now Central Oklahoma) used a last-second basket to edge the Eagles 60-58 in the district playoffs,

ending their season at 208. The next season, the Eagles weren’t quite as deep and finished 16-8, although Smith received NAIA All-America honorable mention honors, quite a feat during an era when the NAIA had more than 500 members. Smith averaged 20.2 points and 12.6 rebounds per game as a senior. Current Oklahoma County Commissioner Ray Vaughn – who stands 6foot-5 – was recruited from the Eagles’ tennis

team to play on the basketball team that season, just so the 6-foot-7 Smith would have someone to match up against in practice. “He was just like David (Smith), a monster inside,” Vaughn said of Charlie Smith. “He played the forward position. What I remember is he had a fadeaway, just like current Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, except he’d jump off of his left leg. He’d jump and his See SMITH, Page 2-B

Photo courtesy Murray Evans, Oklahoma Christian University

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CCHS yards, 31 tackles, and six interceptions. With 60 tackles, four sacks, and touchdown, Zach Malone was named the CCHS lineman of the year, and Butler earned distinction as Defensive MVP, with 103 tackles. He also carried the ball for 648 yards and six scores. Offensive MVP went to Phelps, and the Eagle Award to Cory Malone. Announced for the first time were the Quarterback Club officers for 2012. They are: Jason Butler, president; Holly McEarl, vice president; Tammy Lott, treasurer;

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Those receiving awards at the Chester County High School football banquet include, from left: Cameron Phelps, Skylar Sheffield, Ryan Turner, Jake Melaro, Tanner Beecham, Austin Cavaness, Matthew Butler, Cory Malone, and Zach Malone.

Eaglettes on a roll, move up in district Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Ashtyn Walker, the only senior on the 2011 CCHS football cheerleading squad, was honored at the football banquet Saturday.

CCHS survives dramatics, wins district game on road An eight-point run, and missed dunks by the host team, allowed Chester County to recover from a nine-point deficit Friday and defeat Fayette-Ware 73-71 on the road at Somerville. The District 14-AA victory was only the second for the Eagles this year, but allowed them to move into a tie with JacksonCentral Merry for sixth place in the eight-team race. With three minutes left in the contest, CCHS trailed by nine. The deficit was nearly double-digits after a steal by FayetteWare, however, they missed a wide-open dunk. The Eagles rebounded and promptly hit a three-pointer at the other end. The same scenario then repeated itself, a missed dunk by the Wildcats, and a three-ball by CCHS. Cameron Phelps then stole the inbounds pass and scored a two-pointer, and suddenly the Eagles were down by only a single point. Chester County then got some defensive stops,

took the lead, and hit their free throws down the stretch for the victory. Phelps led his team with 24 points, and Kirk Atkins added 20. Tony Phelps and Zack Phillips hit 10 each. The win could have put the Eagles alone in sixth place, but they were frustrated with poor shooting in a 52-41 loss to JCM in Henderson, Jan. 10. Cameron Phelps scored all of his 12 points in the second half. JCM’s A.J. Dodd hit for 26, 15 in the second period when the Cougars pulled away to a double-digit lead. Jan. 10 at Bolivar Jackson C.M. 5-22-10-15=52 Chester Co. 6- 9-12-14=41 JCM – A.J. Dodd 26, David Wardlow 15, McLin 5, Brooks 2, Golden 2, Slade 2. CC – Cameron Phelps 12, Tony Phelps 11, Atkins 8, Phillips 4, Cavaness 3, Cobb 2, Bumpass 1. Three-point shots: JCM – None. CC – C. Phelps, T. Phelps, Cavaness. Records: JCM n/a. CC – 4-17. Jan. 13 at Somerville Chester Co. 73 Fayette-Ware 71 No other information available.

Top-ranked Lady Lions cruising The No. 1 Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions used a balanced scoring attack to pick up their 18th straight win, downing Mid-Continent University by the score of 8352 on Saturday in the Brewer Sports Center. That win came after FHU defeated Martin Methodist 68-60 Thursday at Pulaski. The wins improved the Lady Lions to 18-2 overall, including two forfeit losses, and 6-0 in the TranSouth Conference. An improved MCU squad (6-13, 1-5) stayed close for much of the first half Saturday, but the Lady Lions closed with a 10-2 run to take an 18-point lead into the break. Eight of the points during the run came from Natalie Shumpert. Freed-Hardeman's lead never fell under 22 points the rest of the way as every Lady Lion saw action in the contest. Thursday at Martin, FHU used a 19-5 run late in the first half to go ahead 39-22 with 15 seconds left in the first half, before Martin Methodist's Micah Anderson hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the Lady Lions to the break with a 14-point edge. Shumpert led FHU's scoring effort with 19 points while Parsley and Grace Alonso de Armino added nine apiece.

Sports Schedules Time TBA

Place TBA

Chester County High School Basketball Date Opponent Jan. 27 McNairy Central Jan. 31 Liberty Tech

Location Eagle Gym Jackson

Time 6:00 6:00

Chester County High School Freshman Date Opponent Jan. 30 Crockett County

Location Alamo

Time 6:00

Chester County High School Junior Varsity Date Opponent Location Jan. 27 McNairy Cent. (g) Eagle Gym Feb. 3 Bolivar Central (g) Eagle Gym

Time 4:30 4:30

Freed-Hardeman Women’s Basketball Date Jan. 26 Jan. 28 Feb. 2

Opponent Lyon Bethel Blue Mountain

Time 6:00 2:00 6:00

Place Batesville, Ark. Brewer Center Blue Mtn., Miss.

Freed-Hardeman Men’s Basketball Date Jan. 26 Jan. 28 Feb. 2

Opponent Lyon Bethel Blue Mountain

Time 8:00 4:00 8:00

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Iesha Sims eyes the basket before attempting a free throw Jan. 17. Sims and CCHS have now won four games in row.

Place Batesville, Ark. Brewer Center Blue Mtn., Miss.

Lexington, and is only a half-game back of second place Bolivar Central which must come to Eagle Gym Feb. 3. Against JCM, Tamacha Couch of the Eaglettes had eight of her 13 points in the fourth quarter as CCHS pulled away late to win 51-32. Iesha Sims came off the bench to score 12 points in the middle two periods. Dee Dee Jones had all 11 of her points in the first half which saw the Eaglettes lead 30-14. Overall Chester County is now 13-9 on the season. With five games to play in the district regular season, CCHS is in position to finish in the top half of the district standings, which would give them a home game in the first round of the tournament. Note: According to CCHS head coach Lee Pipkin, Union City had to forfeit their season-opening victory over the Eaglettes due to playing an ineligible player. Jan. 10 at Bolivar Jackson C.M. 8- 6-12- 6=32

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Dee Dee Jones drives to the basket to score two points for Chester County against Jackson-Central Merry, Jan. 17. Chester Co. 8-22-10-11=51 JCM – Diedre Roberson 24, Phillips 4, Brooks 2, Bowers 2. CC – Tamacha Couch 13, Iesha Sims 12, Dee Dee Jones 11, Miskelly 9, McEarl 4, Naylor 2. Three-point shots: JCM –

None. CC – Miskelly 3, Couch. Records: JCM – n/a. CC – 129 (5-3) Jan. 13 at Somerville Chester Co. 72 Fayette-Ware 61 No other information available.

Two-more one-pointers for FHU One-point games are becoming a common occurrence for the Freed-Hardeman Lions during conference play. Unfortunately, the Lions came up on the short end of a one-point game for the third time losing to MidContinent, 78-77, on Saturday afternoon in the Brewer Sports Center. Previously, on Thursday, the Lions won a one-point game at Pulaski, beating Martin Methodist 83-82. FHU (13-7, 3-3) had a chance to win over MidContinent but Jonathan Milewski's three-pointer from the left corner with three seconds left landed short, and Mid-Continent was able to run the clock out after a long pass down court. Playing from behind for most of the game, FHU rallied to take the lead with 7:05 remaining on a Milewski jumper, but the Cougars stayed within a possession the rest of the way and eventually retook the lead with 36 seconds left after a traditional three-point play by Charles Peden. The Lions then missed two chances on their end, and Chris Ferguson was fouled on a rebound with six seconds to play. Ferguson, though, missed the front end of a one-andone to give FHU a chance to take the last shot. The last time that the Freed-Hardeman Lions played in the Curry Life Center in Pulaski, against Martin Methodist College, a pair of FHU free throws tied the game only to see the RedHawks nail a last-second three-pointer to win the conference championship. Thursday’s game had an eerily similar finish, but a slightly different outcome. The Lions (13-6, 3-2) battled back from an 11-point deficit to take a late lead and saw MMC's potential game-winner fall off the mark as FHU upset the No. 9 RedHawks (14-4, 5-1) on the road, 83-82.

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Chester County Junior High Basketball Date Opponent Jan. 24-27 Best of the West

The Chester County Eaglettes have found their stride, it appears, having won three games in a row, and nine of their last 12. Last week CCHS won over Jackson-Central Merry at home, then went on the road to Somerville to defeat the Lady Wildcats 72-61. CCHS is now 6-3 in district 14-AA, and tied with Lexington for third place. The Eaglettes already have a road win over

Smith right foot would kick me in the chest! He could hit that shot from anywhere.” If Smith got the ball on the baseline, Vaughn said, “he’d take you to the hole or do that fadeaway. He was a scoring machine. It was a lot of fun being on the same team with him.” Davis recalled a game in which the Eagles played at mighty Texas-El Paso – which wasn’t too many years removed from winning the NCAA Division I championship. UTEP had senior Nate “Tiny” Archibald, who would go on to become an NBA legend. OCC countered with Smith. The Eagles hung close until the final minutes, when UTEP pulled away for a

61-45 win. “Charlie had a great game,” Davis said. “We were ahead with two minutes to go and had the ball. It may be one of the best performances of a team I’ve coached. He was a man among other men and he just dominated that game. It wasn’t so much his points as his blocked shots, rebounds and aggressive nature, rallying the defense around him and leading the team.” Smith tended to play his best in big games, Davis said, including one during his senior season in The Barn. With a few minutes still left to play in an 89-77 win over Cameron, Smith had 41 points, one shy of the school record – which, ironically, then was held by Davis. The coach was sure Smith was going to break his record, but Smith tried to take a

Junior High basketball action Photos by Tammy Lott

Lauren Rogers, top photo, applies the defense for Chester County Junior High in their nine-point victory over Lexington Thursday at home. Jarrett Wilson and Daniel Scott of CCJHS, white uniforms, compete for the rebound in the Junior Eagles’ home contest. charge and instead was called for a blocking foul and fouled out. “My senior year, we beat (Oklahoma Baptist, 72-71), that was a big win for us,” Smith said. “And John Brown was a pretty big rivalry for us. It was appropriate that we closed down The Barn against John Brown.” After graduation, Smith spent eight years coaching high school and juniorhigh basketball in Oklahoma before returning to Freed-Hardeman in 1978. During the next 25 years, he served as FHU’s athletic director (from 1980 to 2003) and coached (at various times) that university’s men’s and women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, men’s basketball and baseball teams. In 1997, Smith was named as an NAIA regional male administrator of

the year and he received NAIA district coach of the year honors in women’s tennis nine times between 1987 and 1995. The playing surface at FreedHardeman’s basketball arena is named SmithKirk Court, in honor of Smith and his predecessor as athletic director, Hoyt Kirk, and FHU inducted Smith into its Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. Smith now works as a consultant for MTM Recognition – the company started by his brother, David – and is the commissioner of the TranSouth Athletic Conference, a NAIA league. “It’s very special,” Smith said of the honor. “I had a great career out there. It’s an honor for them to select me. My time there was a special time for me. I enjoyed my days in Oklahoma.”

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Inside CCHS by Meghan Black

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Reyna Thomas, 12, recently made a very significant and personal donation to help other children. Thomas donated 12-inches of her hair to the Locks of Love Foundation. This is the third time she has donated her own hair to help provide hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. She is the daughter of Andy and Renee Thomas.

FHU students and faculty participate in missions work over winter break Three different groups from Freed-Hardeman University took mission trips to Costa Rica and Mexico over winter break. Kirk Brothers and Chuck Morris, both faculty members at FHU, coordinated a Future Ministers’ Camp Jan. 2-8 at Camp Jenny Sue near Sarchi, Costa Rica. FHU students Minor Perez Jr., Cody Childers and Christopher Wright served as counselors for the 32 campers between the ages of 13-26. Brothers, Morris and Childers conducted another Future Ministers’ Camp the next week in Panama City, Panama, where 30 campers between the ages of 12-22 participated. “The purpose of these camps is to train young men to deliver sermons,

By Sarah Hibbett We want to thank all of the parents and students who came for our PTS/Parent Involvement meeting on Tuesday night. In our Parent Involvement meeting, information was shared about the IXL Math and Skills Tutor (reading) sites. Both of these sites can be accessed by our students at home. Many teachers are offering incentives when students spend time on these sites. For those who do not have Internet access at home, teachers are scheduling extra computer time on these sites during the school day. If you have any problems with these sites or have questions, please contact me by phone (989-8110) or email at The main focus of the PTS meeting on Tuesday night was the planning of the upcoming pageants.

practice personal evangelism, and lead in worship. We also introduce them to the basics of youth ministry and the basics of ministry in general in the Lord’s church,” Brothers said. One of the campers of the camp in Costa Rica, Heiner Montealto, said that “there are no words to describe this work and I am sure that God delights to have pillars in this world for his service ... I was encouraged and learned much that I want to share with other young people in my congregation.” A VBS group led by Frank Bradford traveled to Barva, Costa Rica, Jan. 7; seven FHU students were involved in working with the Iglesia de Cristo in Barva. Once preparations

were made, the students conducted VBS, taught morning lessons and went door knocking throughout the community. Wright, who was a part of this trip as well as the Future Ministers’ Camp, preached a sermon in Spanish on Sunday and taught the pre-youth class. Elsa Sims, one of the students on the trip, said, “The trip was a huge blessing to me and all those involved. Seeds were planted, and I can’t wait to see what God has planned!” Members of Xi Chi Delta, one of the social clubs at FHU, and their friends went to the City of Children orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico, Dec. 27 – Jan. 2. The City of Children cares for more than 100 children who

have been abandoned, neglected or abused. KaKole Cook, a graduate student at FHU, led the group of 18 as they visited church members, helped with Christmas activities and supplied food to struggling families. At night, the group coordinated a VBS and Bible classes for the children. They also provided the children with fun activities like a movie and Zumba night. Cook, who has been to the City of Children several times, said that “the work that God is doing there is incredible. The people there display such a strong will to spread God’s word. The visits that we provide encourage them as well as help meet physical needs.”

On Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., CCMS will be hosting the Mr. and Miss CCMS pageant at Williams Auditorium. The pageant is open to fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade Chester County students. Pageant forms will be available on Jan. 30 and will be sent home with students. Also this year, CCMS will be sponsoring the Miss Sweetheart Pageant on Feb. 18. at 10 a.m. for girls 0-18. Start preparing now to get those smiles ready. Contact Tanya Morris with any questions at 608-7927 or The Book Fair began this week and will run through Feb. 3. Parent night for the Book Fair will be Jan. 31 from 5:308. Parents, please be certain that your child is accompanied by an adult if you are unable to attend. The Box Tops for Education classroom winners for this month are Mrs. Fenimore’s fourthgrade class and Mrs. Nichols’ fifth-grade class. The last day for collecting Box Tops will be Feb. 16. After that date, please start saving for next school year. Below are reminders of important dates in

February that you will want to mark on your calendar: Feb. 1 – Fifth-grade writing assessment Feb. 2 – Progress reports go out Feb. 14-17 – 4-H meetings Feb. 16 – Spring and class pictures Feb. 18 – Pageants Feb. 20 – School dismissed in honor of Presidents’ Day Fourth-grade students are enjoying a study of the genre of myths by reading How Night Came from the Sea, Why Epossumondus Has a Tail, Why Skunks Hunt at Night, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears and several others. Along with the study of myths, Mrs. Callis reports that her students will work on making generalizations about myths after reading several examples of this fascinating genre of literature. Ms. Holdren’s class has welcomed a new member into their classroom. Tarzan, a guinea pig from Pontotoc, Miss., has settled into his new home nicely. Tarzan is enjoying providing extra entertainment and learning opportunities for his new

fourth-grade family. Mrs. Thomas is proud of her class for having 100 percent participation in the 4-H speech contest. The winners in her classroom were first place – Gracen McClain and Brenlee Hannah; second place – Dalton Lollar, Frank Pulse and Kamden Rhodes; and third place – Taylor Hopper and Matthew Smith. Congratulations to these winners and to ALL of the students who participated in the 4-H speech contest. Our amazing fourthand fifth-grade students displayed a lot of courage recently as they delivered their speeches, and we also witnessed much respect from the students who acted as the audience while their classmates spoke. We are amazed at the work ethic and positive attitudes that our students display as they meet the learning challenges that are placed in front of them. CCMS faculty, staff, and students strive daily for the three R’s: Be Ready to Learn, Be Responsible and Be Respectful. When we live up to the three R’s, we are definitely “Soaring for Success One Day at a Time.”

This week the Chester County Theatre Department is holding auditions for their spring production of Hairspray. Auditions were held on Monday and Tuesday and will also be at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday in Williams Auditorium. The production dates are April 26 28. Those who audition should have 16 measMEGHAN ures, or about a minute, BLACK of a song prepared to sing, and should be aware that a portion of the audition will consist of a cold reading and a dance portion. Good luck to those who audition! Basketball homecoming is this week. On Friday students will be allowed to wear jeans (free from rips, tears or holes) with either a royal blue or white polo or the official homecoming shirt that was sold by student council. Student basketball games and a pep rally will take place during school on Friday. The basketball games are here against McNairy Central at 6 p.m. Friday, with the homecoming king and queen announced during halftime. Project Graduation is looking for handsome men or boys, 9 and up, to sign up for the 2012 Miss-ter Chester County Pageant at 6 p.m. on Feb. 4. in Williams Auditorium. The money raised goes to 2012 Project Graduation. Entry forms may be picked up from Teresa Walker at Rickard Clinic, Renee Ross Phelps at Clayton Bank & Trust or ask Ashtyn Walker for one at school. Reportedly, several of the seniors’ dads and our own football players will be competing for the title. This pageant promises to be very entertaining evening! The basketball teams have three games next week. The freshmen teams play at Crockett County at 6 p.m. Monday. The other teams play at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Liberty and at 6 p.m. Friday at home versus Bolivar. Good luck to all teams!

By Rosemary McKnight Dear East Chester Family, East Chester’s PTO met on Tuesday night. Mrs. Kim gave an update on our reading progress. Every grade level showed lots of progress in reading from August, based on the STAR reading assessment which was given in December. We’re continuing to stress reading and to encourage our children to read as much as they can with different activities such as DEAR time and Book Club. Mrs. Kim also talked to parents about the IXL program that East Chester has purchased to encourage our children to practice math facts at home. Usernames and passwords were sent home with each child. Teachers hosted parent involvement meetings following PTO to discuss additional tips for improving reading. Mrs. Rosemary McKnight’s third-graders presented research projects last week. They have read biographies in their reading books the past two weeks. Each student chose a biography on their reading level and made a presentation about the person they read about. They had to find at least one additional source and prepare a timeline to go along with their presentation. “The presentations were wonderful!” Mrs. Rosemary reported. “We learned about people from the past and the present. Some of the people we

learned about were Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Wilma Rudolph, Lottie Moon, Tim Tebow, Jimmy Carter, Walt Disney, Chipper Jones and Henry Ford.” Many students had PowerPoint presentations. Following the presentations, fellow students were allowed to ask questions and learn more about these famous people. Mrs. Melinda Carroll has purchased new biographies on many different reading levels for our school library. Mrs. Rosemary’s class wants to thank her for providing more books for them to use. Mrs. Carroll is also providing CapriSuns as a reward for success in Accelerated Reader. We appreciate all that she does to encourage our students to read! Second-graders in Mrs. Amy Tims’ class have been very busy identifying contractions. The children became doctors and nurses equipped with scissors and Band-Aids to cut up words and bandage them back together to form contractions. We celebrated the 100th day of school on Friday, Jan. 20. It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been in school for 100 days. Students participated in a variety of learning activities targeted around 100. The yearbook presale was held Jan. 9-13. Our yearbooks will be in color again this year, and the only way your child can be guaranteed a copy is to pre-order one. The books are $20. School pictures will be made on Thursday, Jan. 26. We believe, achieve, and succeed at East Chester.

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January is winding down and February is just around the corner. Around here, gardeners begin to plan for their springtime plantings in February, and we at the library can help. We have always prided ourselves on providing great children’s programs, but in the next two months we will be offering some informational workshops for grown-ups also. County Extension Agent Brian Signaigo will be on hand Thursday, Feb. 16, to talk about how to get started with a garden. More and more families want to learn about growing their own food and Brian can help with advice on soil, seeds, fertilizer, and all things gardening. Contact the library at 9894673 to reserve your spot. At 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, our guest speaker will be Carol Reese. Carol is an ornamental specialist for the University of Tennessee Experiment Station in Jackson and she also writes a weekly column on plants in The Jackson Sun. Her topic will be “Landscaping: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” Carol is not only an informative and helpful presenter, she is also very humorous. Her programs are always fun to listen to, plus you will learn how to make your yard beautiful as springtime approaches. The Library Board will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. The public is invited to attend. Our storage closet overfloweth, so it is time for another used book sale. Our first sale of 2012 will begin on Feb. 1. All proceeds will go toward our building fund, so come and shop and feel free to donate books for the sale. Remember that our Oral History Project is finished on Feb. 29. If you have not told your story, contact the library at 9894673 to make an appointment to do so. The Brown Bag Book

Club will meet at Noon Wednesday, Feb. 8, to discuss Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. March’s book will be The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht. The Teen Book Club met recently to discuss Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. We hope to meet again in the spring when the boys and girls will vote on our next title. The library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of President’s Day. Our annual birthday party for Dr. Seuss will be on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. during Storytime. Wear your Dr. Seuss outfits. We will read favorite Seuss books and even have birthday cake! Bookmobile stops for Head Start centers have been discontinued and those books are now in our library. They can be checked out by Head Start teachers or by the general public. We have just placed over 400 new children’s books on our shelves and there are some great picture books for little ones on all kinds of subjects. Once again, we are offering tax forms for the public free of charge. However, as of this writing we have still not received 1040 instruction booklets and a few other random forms that we usually offer. The IRS has been notified about which forms we are lacking. Forms can be downloaded at or, in the absence of computer skills, the Federal Building in downtown Jackson usually carries a wide array of IRS publications. New arrivals are: DVDS: Larry Crowne; Temple Grandin; One Day; Thor; Spy Kids: All the Time in the World; Crazy, Stupid Love; The Smurfs; The Conspirator; Ken Burns’s Prohibition; The Help; Sergeant York; Mr. Popper’s Penguins; Sarah’s Key; Cowboys and Aliens;

and Apollo 18 JUVENILE LITERATURE: The Forgotten Warrior; The Fire by James Patterson; Hugs from Pearl; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever; The Lost Stories and the Outcasts TEEN READING: The Future of Us; Sapphizue; Ruthless: A Pretty Little Liars Novel; Bite Club; A Clockwork Prince; and Crescendo ADULT NON-FICTION: Steve Jobs; Sniping: An Illustrated History; How to Clean Out Your Parents’ Estate in 30 Days or Less; I Am George Washington by Glenn Beck; Rock City Barns: A Passing Era; The Money Saving Mom’s Budget; More Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly Simon; The Serial Killer Whisperer: How One Man’s Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secret of the World’s Most Terrifying Killers; Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled; Cupcakes, Cookies and Pie, Oh My!; Inside Seal Team Six: My Life and Missions With America’s Elite Warriors; Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy by Bill Clinton; Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Don’t Look Behind You and Other True Cases by Ann

Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester Elementary, Jacks Creek Elementary, and West Chester Elementary Schools

Fruit choice, milk choice

Friday, Feb. 3 Pizza Tuna salad plates Baked potato California blend Fruit choice, milk choice

Monday, Jan. 30 Chicken tenders Corndog Green peas, rolls Mashed potatoes Fruit choice, milk choice

Monday, Jan. 30 Chicken nuggets or Country fried steak Mashed potatoes Green beans Baked apples, rolls Fruit choice, milk choice

Tuesday, Jan. 31 Baked lemon pepper chicken Or ham/cheese sandwich Macaroni/cheese Green beans, roll Baked apples Pineapple, milk choice Wednesday, Feb. 1 Manager’s choice January birthday cake Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, Feb. 2 Vegetable beef soup/crackers Turkey/cheese sandwich Tiny tri taters, corn Carrots/ranch dip/pickles Pimento cheese sandwich

Friday, Feb. 3 Pizza or barbecue/bun Fries, coleslaw Broccoli/cheese Fruit choice, milk choice

Chester County Middle School

Tuesday, Jan. 31 Manager’s choice Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, Feb. 1 Breaded chicken sandwich Or hamburger Baked fries, baked beans Sandwich trimmings January birthday cake Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, Feb. 2 Spaghetti/meat sauce Or turkey/cheese wrap Sweet potatoes Purple hull peas Texas toast Fruit choice, milk choice

Rule ADULT FICTION: The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon; The Drop by Michael Connelly; Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich; Whistlin’ Dixie In A Nor’easter by Lisa Patton; The Castaways and Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand; Longing by Karen Kingsbury; Valley of Dreams by Lauraine Snelling; The Forgotten Affairs of Youth by Alexander McCall Smith; Heartache Falls and Hummingbird Lake by Emily March; The Leopard by Jo Nesbo; Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell; The Wonder of Your Love by Beth Wiseman; The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney; The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker; Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz; Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George; Gun Games by Faye Kellerman; Deadline by Fern Michael; Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag; Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson; Cell 8 by Roslund Anders; The Hunter by John Lescroat; A Devil Is Waiting by Jack Higgins; Covert Warriors by W.E.B. Griffin; D.C. Dead by Stuart Woods; To Wed A Wild Lord by Sabrina Jeffries; Coming Up for Air by Patti Callahan Henry; Courageous by Randy Alcorn; Death Comes to Pemberly by P.D. James; and 77 Shadow Street See you at the library!

By Ally Rogers The basketball teams played their last home game against Lexington last Thursday night. The eighth-grade players and cheerleaders were honored and recognized, along with their parents. The “Best of the West” tournament is being played this week in Lexington. We played Lexington on Tuesday night and the consolation and championship games will be held Thursday night. What a GREAT season our teams have had. Please show your appreciation to the coaches and players! Our spring sports are well underway! The new baseball team, the boys’ soccer team and the girls’ volleyball team have all held try-outs in the last couple of weeks. Congratulations to all the students who made these teams and we applaud those who put forth effort just to try out! Good luck in your upcoming season. All students took the second benchmark tests in each subject area. Seventh-graders met their goal for math, but unfortunately, that was the only goal that was met. We will all be working together to make sure each goal is met for the third round of benchmark

tests! Encourage your student to do their best. The eighth-grade students will be taking the writing assessment on Feb. 1. The Reading and English teachers are busy preparing them for this assessment. We have set a goal and believe that our students have the ability to reach it! Ask your eighth-grader about some of the topics they are writing about. It will lead to great conversation! We want to welcome Miss Brittany Peppers to CCJHS. She will be doing her student teaching with Ms. Varvel. She is very excited to be here and I know the students will benefit from her contagious personality and ability in the classroom! The Miss/Mr. CCMS pageant will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Williams Auditorium. The sixth-graders are invited to participate in this pageant. We have forms in our office that have all the details about this. Good luck to all involved. Our Spring Banquet is right around the corner. It will be held on March 22. All students, grades 6-8 are invited to attend; however, those with severe discipline issues will not be allowed to purchase a ticket. Tickets will go on sale in the upcoming weeks. Progress Reports will go out on Feb. 2, on Feb. 20, school will be dismissed in honor of President’s Day, and on Feb. 22 spring pictures will be made. Please make note of these important dates.

MTSU announces fall 2011 Dean’s List Several local students have been recognized by Middle Tennessee State University for academic achievement during the 2011 fall semester having been named to the Deans List. To qualify for this distinction, an undergraduate student must maintain a current semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above

Chester County Junior High School *Cereal, fruit, milk choice offered daily Monday, Jan. 30 Chicken strips or Meatball sub Mashed potatoes Green peas, rolls Baked apples Salad bar Tuesday, Jan. 31 Vegetable beef soup/crackers Corndog Corn, mixed vegetables Baby carrots/pickle spears Salad bar Pimento cheese sandwich Wednesday, Feb. 1 Cheeseburger or Ham/cheese sandwich Macaroni/cheese Baked beans Salad bar/trimmings January birthday cake Thursday, Feb. 2 Lasagna/meat sauce Or turkey/cheese wrap

and earn at least 12 semester hours. Local students named to the Dean’s List are from Henderson: Kirstin A. Broc, Whitney Renee Frix, Sigourney N. McCarley and Brionna Audranetta Welch; Luray: Emmy L. Rice; and Beech Bluff: Laurence Anthonie Tumpag.

Green beans, salad bar Tiny whole potatoes Bosco sticks Friday, Feb. 3 Pizza or barbecue/bun Baked potato Salad bar Broccoli/cheese

Chester County High School *Cereal, fruit choice, fruit juice, and milk choice offered daily Also, Stuffed crust pizza served as pizza choice each day Monday, Jan. 30 Chicken strips (2 lines) Pizza choice/fries Salad bar Mashed potatoes Green peas, salad Glazed carrots, rolls Baked apples Tuesday, Jan. 31 Chicken/dumplings Corndogs Pizza choice/fries Salad bar Tiny whole potatoes Brown beans Turnip greens Cornbread Wednesday, Feb. 1 Cheeseburger or corndog

Pizza choice/batter bites Vegetable beef soup Deli bar/salad bar Pimento cheese sandwich Baked beans, apple sticks Batter bites January birthday cake Thursday, Feb. 2 Baked lemon pepper chicken Pizza choice/fries Salad bar

Green beans, corn Mashed potatoes Salad, rolls Friday, Feb. 3 Manager’s choice Pizza choice Baked potato bar Homemade chili, toppings Salad bar Manager’s choice vegetables

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Public Notices NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 15, 2007, executed by KIMBERLY LYNN SEATON, UNMARRIED, conveying certain real property therein described to MARK A ROSSER, ESQ as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, on February 22, 2007, as Instrument No. 28367, in Book 296, at Page 501; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose(“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on February 17, 2012, 11:00 AM at the Chester County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: The following described tract or parcel of real estate located in the Tenth Civil District, Chester County, Tennessee, more particularly bounded and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at an iron pin set in an interior line of Raymond Deming as recorded in Record Book 145, Page 573, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, and in the North line of the parent tract; thence, from the point of beginning, and with line of Raymond Deming (Record Book 145, Page 573) the following calls: South 86° 53’ 22” East, crossing Deming Road, 457.43 feet to an axle found at the Northeast corner of the said parent tract; South 03° 06’ 38” West 377.17 feet to an iron pin set at the Southeast corner of the herein described tract; thence, on new lines through Henson, the following calls: North 87° 01’ 28” West 321.17 feet to an iron pin set; North 48° 52’ 04” West 228.08 feet to an iron pin set North 13° 28’ 19” East 241.37 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3.9 acres as surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., R.L.S. #1999, on December 07, 2001. PARCEL NUMBER: 091 00202 000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2740 DEMING RD, HORNSBY, TN 38044. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): KIMBERLY LYNN SEATON AKA KIMBERLY PERRY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the

premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 11-0100721 FEI # 1006.151584

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 September 24, 2010, by Kelly A. Revnoc to Old Republic Title Company of Tennessee, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, under Book No 344, Page 160, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to CRESCENT MORTGAGE COMPANY; and WHEREAS, CRESCENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, 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 WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117 (i), not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, February 16, 2012, commencing at 12:00 PM at the Main entrance of the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a point in the centerline of State Route 22A, which point is the Southwest corner of Keith LeCornu; and the southeast corner of the herein described tract; thence, from the point of beginning and with the centerline of State Route 22A, North 52 degrees 50 minutes 12 seconds West 200.00 feet to a p.k. nail set; thence on a new line through Cox, North 06 degrees 59 minutes 02 seconds East to an iron pin set in the south

line of Harold Richerson as recorded in Record Book 141, Page 464, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee; thence, with the south line of Richerson, South 87 degrees 27minutes 47 seconds East 200.00 feet to a iron pin set at the northwest corner of LeCornu; thence, with the west line of LeCornu, South 13 degrees 59 minutes 02 seconds East 898.44 to the point of beginning, containing 2.94 acres. [Legal description is the same as contained in the previous deed of record] Being the same property conveyed to Kelly A. Revnoc by warranty deed of record in Record Book 261, Page 411, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2215 South St Rt 22 A, Jacks Creek, TN 38347 CURRENT OWNER(S): Kelly A. Revnoc The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or 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: N/A 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 File No.: 559.J1104078TN Web Site:

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 August 22, 2003, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded August 27, 2003, at Book 239, Page 298 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Tony B. Jones and Beth Ann Jones a/k/a Beth Jones, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq., 208 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 as Trustee for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc.; and the undersigned, 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 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 February 2, 2012 on or about 12:00

P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point in the west margin of Deerfield Place, which point is the southeast corner of Lot Number 19 and the northeast corner of the herein described tract; thence from the point of beginning and with the west margin of Deerfield Place, the following calls: south 37 degrees 06 minutes 19 seconds east 42.31 feet; following a curve having a radius of 175.00 feet for a distance of 81.15 feet; south 10 degrees 32 minutes 09 seconds east 48.37 feet to the west margin of Deerfield Place; thence following a curve having a radius of 25.00 feet for a distance of 39.30 feet to the north margin of Deerfield Cove; thence with north margin of Deerfield Cove the following calls; south 79 degrees 31 minutes 31 seconds west 153.51 feet; following a curve having a radius of 60.00 feet for a distance of 42.09 feet to the southeast corner of Lot 15; thence with the east line of Lot 15 north 08 degrees 09 minutes 03 seconds west 147.36 feet to the south line of Lot 19; thence with the south line of Lot 19 north 75 degrees 00 minutes 56 seconds east 164.47 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 30 Deerfield Cove, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-8301 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Tony B. Jones; Beth Ann Jones a/k/a Beth Jones; Bank of Madison County Branch of First State Bank 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. 1286219032 DATED December 30, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTNShellie_tcrow_111230_1038 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

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