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FEBRUARY 14, 2013

Celebrating a Century, Page 18-A A 148th YEAR - NO. 41

FHU hosts 77th Annual Bible Lectureship Courtesy photos

The 77th Annual Bible Lectureship at FreedHardeman University opened the evening of Sunday, Feb. 3, in Loyd Auditorium with John Dale of Murray, Ky. delivering the message. The theme of this year's lectures was "We Will Serve the Lord: Conquest and Deliverance in Joshua to Ruth." Jay Lockhart of Whitehouse, Texas, left, delivered the keynote address Monday evening. The 2013 lectureship was dedicated to Lockhart, a member of the FHU Board of Trustees.

FHU to host edu. career fair

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Freed-Hardeman students and alumni interested in the field of education are invited to participate in an education career fair, conducted by Freed-Hardeman University’s School of Education and University Career Center. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Brewer Sports Center. Representatives from school systems across Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas and Kentucky will be available to answer students’ questions. These representatives will be discussing employment opportunities with their school systems.


City Board to meet, may hire Park Supt. to oversee projects City of Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14 in the council chamber of Henderson City Hall. The board will discuss and consider hiring a new Delinquent Tax Attorney since the city received a letter from the current tax attorney that stated he would no longer provide this service. Board members will also discuss and consider creating a position of Park Superintendent to oversee and perform maintenance

at the city park, the downtown park as well as assisting with other landscaping projects in the city. Also on the agenda is to discuss and consider approval of the elevated water tank and clearwell cleaning project. In other business, Police Chief Davis will introduce two new police officers to fill vacancies, and the board will set a date and time for a city board and staff planning session. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Gov. requests SBA help for disaster recovery Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has requested assistance from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help individuals and businesses in Henderson County and the contiguous counties recover from wind, tornado and flooding damages that occurred on Jan. 29. The additional counties that would be eligible for SBA loans are Carroll, Chester, Decatur, Hardin and Madison as damage to homes and businesses occurred in multiple locations. A survey by the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the SBA indicates more than 25 homes and businesses in Henderson County sustained uninsured losses of 40 percent or more of their estimated pre-disaster fair market value.

“If Henderson County is designated by SBA, the assistance provided will help Tennesseans rebuild in the wake of these storms,” Haslam said. The damage survey in Henderson County identified 37 homes with major damages, and 146 homes with minor damages. There were 11 businesses identified with major damages and two businesses with minor damages. According to Henderson/Chester County Emergency Management Director Johny Farris, Chester County, by itself, did not qualify for disaster assistance. However, Chester County qualifies as an adjoining county to Henderson County. Yet, there will be no disaster relief assistance available for the county for infrastructure. See SBA, Page 2-A

Two loves that endure distance and time TODAY’S WEATHER

Two stories of love. Two stories of a distance that divides them. One can be measured in miles and the other can be found only in the mind. Neither of these loves has faded. Neither has given up on the one they feel is their soul mate. For through it all, the trials and hardships, when we embrace the one we love and gaze into their eyes, we remember that love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Tell us what your best Valentines’ Day surprise has been.

Danielle Ducheny and Caleb Dunaway Long distance relationships never work. That's what we've all heard. Feelings waiver over time and distance and the passion we once felt is no longer. But for some, this is a myth. Theirs is a love that grows stronger with time regardless of distance. Caleb Dunaway and Danielle Ducheny have just such a story: Danielle Ducheny's story in her own words: Love is a funny thing. It starts out so innocent and meaningless that you don't think anything could come of it and then it turns into something that is so real that it cannot be broken by any amount of distance. And trust me, I have a lot of distance between me and my beloved. Let me start off by saying that I didn't intend to fall in love with Caleb See LOVE, Page 2-A

Caleb Dunaway and Danielle Ducheny at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tenn.

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Love Dunaway. But I'm so very glad that I did. My name is Danielle Ducheny and this is the story of how he stole my heart. I had just started working at Big Star the summer that I started my senior year when I first noticed Caleb. I knew pretty early on that I liked him. Because Caleb made me laugh when I was having a bad day, he had eyes that stayed focused on yours when you were talking to him, and he was generally a really good friend to me: three of my favorite things in a guy. When our schedules at work became nearly identical, I knew that I couldn't avoid it any longer. I had to talk to him about how I was feeling. Luckily for me, the feeling was mutual and we started dating. We were pretty much perfect for each other, as cliche as that sounds, and I believed back then that we would grow old together." "But then we broke up shortly after that because we thought it would just be too difficult to manage long distance when I went away to college and he had to stay in town. It made sense in my mind, but my heart wasn't having any of it. I was heartbroken, but I convinced myself that it must be for the best. It was going to be a four and a half hour drive to visit home, after all, and that just would be too difficult to manage a relationship with. Long distance just didn't work. Everyone knew that. We spent the entire summer apart, still working side-by-side with the other, until finally my last day of work came before I headed off to University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Caleb surprised me by asking me to go talk with him at the Park. I was a little upset by this since he first asked me out when we were playing on the jungle gym (I love pretending to be a little kid and he had always let me swing until my heart was content even though most guys would have thought it was juvenile). But I went because he asked me to. Even though we hadn't dated all summer, I still would do anything for him. Because that kind of love never goes away. He apologized for hurting me and we got back our carefree friendship that had been strained over the summer as if nothing had happened, realizing that it was too difficult not to be in each other's lives. I went to college four and a half hours away like planned, and though we were just friends, I missed him terribly. I took every chance I could get to go back home and visit him when I saw my family. He planned all of these romantic things, including star gazing

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SBA The SBA provides low interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, non-profit organizations to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machin-

and a trip to Paris, Tenn., because my favorite place in the world is Paris, France. It was sweet and cheesy and so incredibly like him. That was when I knew that we would last forever: because he was the thoughtful kind of person that actually listened to what I had to say and then tried to make my dreams come true with that information. I just wished that I could do the same for him, one day. I wish that I could be there with him on this Valentine's Day, but I know that we have so many more in the future to look forward to that we'll laugh when we remember this first one apart. Happy Valentine's Day, Caleb.

that I am very sorry I cannot see her for Valentine’s Day.

Inspirational Love Jim and Karen Davis

Two hundred and 60 miles, four hours, and one time zone; what do these three have in common? These three, are what lies between My Love and I. My name is Caleb Dunaway, her name is Danielle Ducheny. I started working at Miller’s Big Star, August of 2010. She started working there in June of 2011. After, a few months we began our relationship, and a few months later I made one of the largest mistakes of my life. I broke things off, on account of her leaving to go to college at Chattanooga. I was scared our relationship would fall apart. The end of her summer break had finally come, and it was her last night at work. I couldn’t let her leave without telling her how sorry I was for hurting her. We decided to meet at Gene Record Park, the same place where I had asked her to be my girlfriend. We met; and after some small talk, I worked up the nerve to apologize. We realized that night, that we were still madly in love with each other. But, I could not ask her to be my girlfriend again, after breaking things off because of her leaving, the night before she left. So, we stayed in contact. Then she came back for The Barbeque Festival. And, while we had been talking, I asked her if she could go anywhere in the world, where would she go. She said she would go to Paris. She never said Paris, France; so I took her to Paris, Tenn. Then, we went to the small Eiffel Tower they have, and I asked her to be my girlfriend. And, she said yes. Since that day I have fallen more and more in love with her. She is still going to UTC, and I’m still here. I have learned that, love is something that stretches far beyond any distance; far beyond any river, valley, mountain, or plain. She is so much more than I could ever ask for. And, our love has shown me that those three things that separate us physically could never truly separate us. And, this Valentine’s Day, I would like to wish Danielle, my love, a very happy Valentine’s Day. And,

We also continue from years past with the story of two people very much in love though a cruel theft has stolen many of the memories held so dear. As Karen Davis slips slowly into the grips of Alheimer's disease, her faithful husband holds fast to her, fighting day by day to keep the sands of time from slipping through his fingers. Here is their update as submitted by Adrienne Davis Riggs: As predictable as the morning sun rises in the sky and filters into the room, Jim still sits beside his bride of 52 years every single day. He gazes at her with all of the love he feels in his heart and cannot imagine his days without her. He gently holds her hand and speaks softly to her. His love for her is tangible, felt by anyone who enters her room at the nursing home. He kisses her and tells her “I love you” over and over again. He is determined that she will never forget his love. He looks over the pictures of her as a teenage bride and sadness washes over his features until he looks at her again – and then he smiles. Karen sits beside her handsome man with a blank look on her still beautiful face. Most often these days, she is not even aware of his presence unless he takes her by the hand or talks to her. There are times that she forgets he is there and will walk away from him. She passes him in the hallway when he arrives in the mornings and does not recognize him. Yet, at times when he is not there, she will go searching for him. She no longer knows him by name and no longer realizes that he is her husband, the eternal love of her life. Occasionally he coaxes a smile from her. The days that she repeats “I love you” in response to him are like receiving the most wonderful gift in the world. Each year, each week, each day she slips farther away from us. Alzheimer’s stealing her memories like the cruel vicious crook that it is. We talk to her, tell her she’s beautiful and always remind her of our love and we pray that at some level in her dying brain that she is able to hear it, know it, feel it, and remember. We hug her and she stands there not knowing what to do. Daddy kisses her and her lips remember and she kisses him back. Daddy holds her hand and she remembers his touch and grasps his hand like a lifeline until she is lost in unawareness once again. When she looks worried or anxious, he calmly reassures her until she relaxes in her chair. She hears him and her ears remember the comforting sound of his voice. Visiting her is bitter-

ery and equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster. To request a SBA designation for a county, the state must first be sure the state and affected communities will not qualify for the federal individual assistance program. The Tennessee

E m e r g e n c y Management Agency and county officials have determined that Henderson and other counties affected by the January storm would not qualify for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s individual assistance programs based on a formal assessment of the damages.

Caleb Dunaway's story in his own words:

sweet. We see the woman we’ve always loved and known and yet the essence of her is gone. Her personality is disappearing. Her talents and artistic skills have vanished. Her memories have faded away like wisps of smoke in the unrelenting winds of time. I ask for a kiss and it makes my day when she kisses me on the cheek. There is no greater gift. When I can coax a smile from her it rivals the sunshine outside. Sometimes she holds my hands and I never want to let go. Sometimes it is the smallest of things that are the most important; a kiss, a smile, a flash of recognition. I walk into the quiet of her room from the myriad of noises in the hallway and I enter a different world. As I see my parents, side-by-

Jim and Karen Davis share a love that lasts a lifetime. side, with Mom’s hand holding Dad’s, I am enclosed in a special cocoon of love built over half a century. You can feel the love in the room, see it on their faces, and in the tender way that Daddy cares for Mom just as he always has. The hardest part of his day is leaving her for the night. Sometimes she watches

him go and at others she is unaware. It no longer matters that she does not know us, for WE know her and HE knows that this is the love of his life and as long as God blesses us with her presence here on earth, Daddy will be by her side – just as he always has been and forever will be; eternal Valentines.

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“The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks” By Al Price Special Contributor

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” is the title of a New York Times bestseller in 2010 by Rebecca Skloot and published by Random House. Skloot first became intrigued by the story of Henrietta Lacks while studying biology in college. This began 10 years of research that resulted in her best selling book. It is a story of cancer, racism, socio-economic class discrimination, scientific and medical ethics, and crippling poverty. Henrietta was a poor African-American woman born on a tobacco farm in Virginia. She and her husband David had five children. In 1951, at age 31, she was treated for a severe form of cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins University Hospital where she was placed on the “colored” ward. Before she died, samples of the healthy and cancerous parts of Lacks’ cervix were removed without her permission. There was something remarkable about them and they were subsequently passed along to Dr. George Gey. For decades, scientists had been trying to keep human cell cultures alive, but they would only survive a few days. Gey observed that Lacks’ cells would not only stay alive but also grow. He was able to isolate one cell, multiply it, and start a cell line.

Using humans for experiments without consent Some medical scientists had been using humans for experiments in an effort to find new and better ways to treat certain diseases, often

without their knowledge or consent. Poor children were recruited off the streets. Probably the most well known case of human experimentation was the famous Tuskegee Syphilis Study. This effort involved U.S. Government doctors studying the effects of untreated syphilis in 623 African-American males. Even after the discovery of penicillin, the cure for syphilis, they were denied medical care for this potentially fatal disease. Dr. Gey found that Ms. Lacks’ cells were literally immortal; they would not die even after a few cell divisions. Her cells could reproduce an entire generation in 24 hours and never stopped. They became the first immortal cells ever grown in a laboratory. They even lived longer outside her body than they did while on the inside. Rather than give her name to the scientific world, he called them “HeLa” cells by using the first two letters of her first and last names. Dr. Gey immediately knew the ramifications of such a find, something the doctors and scientists had been seeking for many, many years. Other recipients of the cells began to be sell them to laboratories around the world. Consequently, these HeLa cells transformed modern medicine. They were vital for developing the polio vaccine, gene mapping, advancing in vitro fertilization, treating diseases like cancer, leukemia, influenza, and many, many more. Without those tissues, we would have no tests for dis-

eases like hepatitis and HIV, no vaccines for rabies, smallpox, measles and none of the drugs for breast cancer or colon cancer. These cells have become the standard laboratory tool, and were even sent into space on the Discovery space ship. A virologist named Chester Southam took the HeLa cells and devised his own experiments to see how healthy people would react to injections of cancerous cells. The first volunteers were from an Ohio prison, and, if they were healthy they fought off the cancer. They were not told that they were being injected

with the cancer cells. When he took his experiment to the Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital in Brooklyn, Southam wanted to use their patients for his research. When the director of medicine instructed his staff to give the injections without telling the patients they contained cancer cells, three young Jewish doctors refused to conduct such research on patients who had not given their consent.

These former slave quarters in Cover, Va., are where Lacks was raised.

They knew how the Nazis had done similar experiments on Jewish prisoners during WW II.

Her immortal cells benefit all of humankind Though she has been dead 63 years, Henrietta’s cells are still alive today. It has been said that if you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons – as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. Probably everyone who is reading this article has benefited in some way from these medical advances because of what this poor AfricanAmerican woman gave to the world and never knew it.

HENRIETTA LACKS and without Henrietta’s recognition. HeLa cells launched a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry. But her family never saw any of the profits, and couldn’t even afford medical insurance for themFamily becomes aware selves. Skloot’s non-fiction research is connected to the of their mother’s dark history of experimencontributions tation on African Yet, even today, Henrietta Americans, the birth of Lacks remains virtually bioethics, and the legal batunknown. When she died in tles over whether we con1951, she was buried in an trol the stuff we are made unmarked grave. of. It was more than 20 years Eventual recognition later before her family It was 1996 that began to realize the truth Morehouse School of about their wife and mothMedicine in Atlanta, the er. Scientists decided they State of Georgia, and the wanted to take blood samples to test any genetic con- Mayor of Atlanta recognized her for posthumous nections. The family woncontributions to medicine dered why, and then they gradually learned that their and health research. After that event at Morehouse, mother’s cells were taken numerous other forms of without her approval. The consequent advances in bio- recognition have been given. Her story has medical research and treatinspired songs (“The Cells ment were accomplished See HELA, Page 13-A without their knowledge

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People’s Choice Award

Chili Bowl Numero Seis took place Jan. 28 at Freed-Hardeman University Monday, Jan. 28. The annual event is hosted by the FHU Office of Alumni Relations assisted by the Student-Alumni Association. Chris Lewis, above, and Sodexo took home first place in the People’s Choice category for the second year in a row.

A great crowd attended the Valentine’s Party Saturday night at the center. The meal was simply delicious and the dessert bar was sinful, with so many different desserts. My favorite was the hello dolly bars, a sevenlayer bar, made by Nancy Holmes. Frank

Ave., next door to the Southwest HRA office. The topic will be “Creating a Spending Plan,” presented by Kathryn Avent with the West Tennessee Legal Services. For more information, call 989-2561 The VFW post #4844 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Senior Citizen Center. All members please come out, and new members are welcome. A Senior Citizen Center sponsored group is headed to Scotland; they will be departing April 15 and returning on April 24. For more information, call Joanne at 989-7434. Heritage Towers, affordable senior housing, is now taken applications by appointment. The rent at Heritage Towers is based on income. You will pay only 30 percent of your adjusted monthly income, and all utilities are included in your rent. For more information, contact Kim Poston between the hours 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 989-3545. Southern Oaks is preparing for a “Valentines Gala.” Monday they started the week with fun stretches and exercises. The residents were saying on Monday that they couldn’t wait until it warmed up more so they could go outside and walk. Well, last Thursday was a beautiful day, so right after lunch the resident nurse, Joanna Cox and Activities Director, Nancy Connell, gathered a group of residents, and they took a stroll around the whole building and remarked that they couldn’t wait to start having activities outside in our patio furniture, swing and all. Marty Wilkens came and continued their Bible lesson in of the book of Exodus. Tuesday, Janice Haithcoat came to sing with the residents and play the piano. Ms. Linda Byrd and Nancy Howell came and called Bingo in the afternoon. They brought with them wonderfully delicious Valentines candies, cookies and little Valentines bears as prizes. Mr. Van Massey, a new resident, arrived last week after traveling with his son and family from North Carolina. He has a son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons who live in Henderson who

will visit with him often. His first week here the Activities Director, Nancy Connell, recruited him for the Wii Bowling Team, “The Strikers.” He had never bowled on the Wii before, but you could never tell, as his first two attempts were strikes! He will be a great asset to the team. Van, the City of Henderson welcomes you to our loving community. The other residents are practicing their Wii bowling skills to take on the Senior Citizens Center’s bowling team later this month. Ms. Polly Proffitt bowled a 255. Let’s hope she can bowl that well when they bowl the Senior Citizens Center Team. Tuesday afternoon there was another visitor from “Moose,” the female dog. This time she brought her friend, “Baby Jake,” with her. Baby Jake is a beautiful blonde Lab who made sure he checked out the whole place, and every one in it, while he was here. He is a playful dog and played tug-of-war with our resident dog Bandit’s toy. Mr. C.O. Hays and Mrs. Peggy Zollner took their turn playing tug-of-war but, Jake won each time. Bandit did not like these two guests coming into his territory and home, playing with his beloved residents and toys. The residents are trying to teach Bandit to share, but he doesn’t quite get it yet. The residents appreciated Lana from Henderson Animal Clinic bringing her friends for the visit. Thursday, Nancy Canada from our Chester County Library, came to read some poems and short stories to the residents. They really enjoy the readings from Nancy. In the afternoon, Anahita, from Henderson Health and Rehab, came to make Valentines cards with the residents to give to their families. Saturday is family and movie day. This week’s movie was an old one, “Wings,” the first film ever to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. The residents really seemed to enjoy it. Won’t you stop by and meet the newest resident, or just stay and enjoy one of the many wonderful activities they have going on there at Southern Oaks Assisted Living Facility? Congratulations to

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Hello to my family and friends. It is good to be with you another day the Lord has given us. I give God praise for every day He allows me to see. This month is the National AfricanAmerican History Month. I did enjoy reading about Cecil Homer Wade last week, how he served his country during WWII. I salute you Mr. Wade for a job well done. It makes me very sad to say that Black History is only mentioned during just one month of the year, February. There is so much in history we can learn from. For example, many of the things we use in our homes were invented by African-Americans: the air conditioning unit, Frederick M. Jones July 12, 1949; the almanac, Benjamin Banneker in approximately 1791; the auto cut-off switch, Granville T. Woods on Jan. 1, 1839; an auto fishing device, G. Cook on May 30, 1899; the baby buggy, W.H. Richardson on June 18, 1899; the bicycle frame, L.R. Johnson on Oct. 10, 1899; the biscuit cutter, A.P. Ash Bourne on Nov. 30, 1875; the blood plasma bag, Charles Drew approximately in 1945; the cellular phone, Henry T. Sampson on July 6, 1971; the clothes dryer, G.T. Sampson on June 6, 1862; the door knob and door stop, O. Dorsey Dec. 10, 1878; the elevator, Alexander Miles on Oct. 11, 1867; the fire extinguisher, T. Marshall on Oct. 26, 1872; the insectdestroyer gun, A.C. Richard on Feb. 28, 1899; the ironing board, Sarah Boone on Dec. 30, 1887; the key chain, F.J. Loudin on Jan. 9, 1894; the lantern, Michael C. Harvey on Aug. 19, 1884; the lawn mower, L.A. Burr on May 19,1889; and the list goes on and on. The Southwest Head Start Program will be hosting Parent Day training from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb.15, at the Chester County Head Start Center Training room, located at 1495 White

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Tamacha Couch for reaching the milestone of making 1,000 points playing basketball for Chester County High School. Tamacha, we are sure you have many more things yet to accomplish. The city would like to wish a happy birthday to everyone having one this week. On the prayer list this week are Stephanie Ballard, her family and friends, our children, teachers, family, our men and women that are serving our country and also the incarcerated. Remember to patronize our local businesses. Let’s support our own as much as we can. If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and things happening in the City, please call 989-1907 or send an email to m.

Tyler and Josie. Happy birthday wishes go out Paul Clayton, J.C. Patterson and Candice Weatherington on Feb. 14; Nathan Clayton on Feb. 15; Randall Jones on Feb. 17; Kate Sanford, Gail Serratt, Morene Marsh and Martha Newsom on Feb. 18; Jackson Shores on Feb. 20; Cody Tummins, Brad Garner and Diane Connor on Feb. 21; Talmadge Murley on Feb. 23; Beth Ann and Nathan Smith on Feb. 26; and Venessa Gray and Betty Graves on Feb. 28. Happy anniversary wishes go to J.R. and Debbie Hames on Feb. 24; and Troy and Amy Frye on Feb. 14. On our prayer list are Lilly Emerson, Lonnie Whitman, Larry Lard, Larry Beshires, Vickie Beshires, Drew and Jesse Lee Rowland, Christine Gray, Betty Morrison Cooper, Willie Newsom, Janice Lynch, Drew and Jesse Lee Rowland, Raymond and Sue Greene, Jesse Frye, the sick, our military, their families, and the leaders of our country. Our community extends sympathy to the family and friends of Mary Lou Mitchell Plunk and James Ballard. Presidents’ Day is quickly approaching. It’s a day set aside to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present. I have been fortunate enough to actually meet President Richard Nixon, our 37th president, from 1969 to 1974. I visited Pekin, Ill. on June 15, 1973, and

he was there for the unveiling of the cornerstone on the Everett McKinley Dirksen Congressional Leadership Research Center there. Dirksen was an Illinois Senator and a personal friend of the president. I decided to join the crowd of people to hear him speak, and was told I would not get close enough to see him, but would you believe the Secret Service agents cleared a path right beside me as President and Mrs. Nixon made their way through the crowd. He reached out and shook my hand. I was able to take a picture of him. I was so excited to see the president of our country. Our grandson, Matt Lucas, was fortunate enough to hear President Obama speak last October in Davenport, Iowa. He said it was a great experience to hear and see the president up close and in person. What’s going on with the weather? In the northeast, a big snow storm, and Sunday evening several tornadoes hit Mississippi and Alabama. There was lots of damage in Hattiesburg, the power was out all over the city, some were injured but there were no fatalities. They had winds of more than 170 miles per hour. And we are having spring-like weather here. Pay attention to the storm warnings and stay safe. To report news, or rent the Hickory Corner Center, call 9893315. Have a great week!

What is CRS? Several days ago as I left a meeting at a hotel; I desperately gave myself a personal TSA pat down. I was looking for my keys. They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing. Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the parking lot. My husband has scolded me many times for leaving the keys in the ignition. My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them; and his theory is that the car will be stolen. As I burst through the door, I came to a terrifying conclusion. His theory was right. The parking lot was empty. I immediately called the police. I gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen. Then I made the most difficult call of all, “Honey,” I stammered (I always call him “Honey” in times like these), “I left my keys in the car and it has been stolen.” There was a period of silence. I thought the call had been

dropped, but then I heard his voice. “Are you kidding’ me,” he barked, “I dropped you off !” Now it was my time to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, “Well, come and get me.” He retorted, “I will, as soon as I convince this policeman I haven’t stolen your … car!” Yep, it’s the golden years. CRS (Can’t Remember Stuff)! Now to our regular column! Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. Remember your significant other with a card, candy, flowers or something you know they’d like. In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an

increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings. Americans probably began exchanging hand-made Valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced Valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.) Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all Valentines. Provided by When I was a child in school we used to make the prettiest Valentines with red paper and lacy white paper to take home to our mother. Birthday wishes go out to: Sandi Deming (my sister-in-law) on Feb. 13; Garrett Romero Feb. 14; Terry Hopper and Jackie Melton Feb. 15; Norma Tully Feb. 18; and our pastor at Bethel Baptist Church, Bro. Paul Roaten Feb. 19. May your every day be

Clayton and Judy Cranford were crowned King and Queen, and Seth Wade and Kiera Staggs were crowned Prince and Princess. The couple who were married the most years was Walt and Ann Bennett. The youngest married couple was Troy and Amy Frye. All of the above received Valentine’s Day candy. Troy and Amy were married on Valentine’s Day and recently celebrated their anniversary on a Carnival Cruise Line trip to Cozumel and Progreso Mexico. They have two children,

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Happy Birthday wishes go to Michael Frank on Feb. 14; Jeff Hutcherson on Feb. 15; Randi Baxter and Barbara Cole on Feb. 17; Tony Murphy on Feb. 18; Jerry Crowell on Feb. 19; and Jackie Hutcherson and Lynn Canaday on Feb. 20. For those whose birthdays were left out last week, happy belated birthday to Alana Davis on Feb. 7; Timmy Culpepper on Feb. 10; Peggy Reeves, Michael Swafford and Cameron Finley on Feb. 11; and Tim Robberstad on Feb. 13. Happy anniversary wishes to Drew and Amanda Gregory on Feb. 14; Jim and Lavern Vest on Feb. 17; and Jerry and Jean

Crowell on Feb. 20. The Enville Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Enville City Hall building. Everyone in Enville is encouraged to attend these meetings. We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Spread love to those around you, remember that not only today, but each and every day you can make a difference in someone’s life; you don’t need an excuse or a special day to show someone you care. “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones. We wish everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day. Have a great week and call 989-0212 if you have anything you wish to share.

The monthly singing will be at Old Union Baptist Church is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Turn left just past Jot ‘Em Down Store. The hand out for perishable food is on the first and third Wednesday of the month at noon, at the Faith, Hope and Love building. The non-perishable food distribution will be at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23. Larry Busby is pretty proud of his 10pound bass catch at Chickasaw. On our prayer list are Olivia Springer, Loretta Pickett, Ernie Merriman, Grace Moody, Betty Stout, Junior and Brenda Smith, Sonny Newsom, Brenda Collins, Brittany Newsom, our military, their families, our teachers and children. Birthday wishes go out to Andrew Creech and Donna Bishop on Feb. 15; Marcel Northcott Feb. 16; Bill Busby, Patsy Bullman and Camryn Pickett on Feb. 17; Mitch Plunk and Laney Kennedy on Feb. 20; Rose Busby on

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Dean a journey of delight! Happy birthday to each of you. Please remember our sick: Nella Rush, Tommy Landers, Sandra Landers, Winna Knipper, Sandra Dees, Norma Tully, Edra and Benny Barnett, our shut-ins and ones in the nursing home. They all need our prayers and visits. Sunday was June Davis Day at Bethel Baptist Church. Ms. June’s family moved to Deanburg in 1936 when she was 11 years old. They started

attending Bethel that same year and June was saved and became a member. She has been a devoted Christian and follower of Jesus Christ while attending the same church for 77 years. The church celebrated that devotion and milestone of her life Sunday with a luncheon, flowers, and a beautiful cake. Her brother, Horace Bell and his wife Evelyn from Smyrna came to enjoy the day with her. She is a dear lady that I have known all my life. Quote of the week: “Life is a journey not a destination” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Cream cups provide a fruit-filled answer to dessert cravings This recipe is courtesy of my grandmother-in-law. She is an excellent and creative cook, and during a recent family dinner, she prepared these wonderful desserts that she refers to as frozen treats. Chock full of fruit and nuts, each one is like a creamy, frozen personal fruit cup. I love the frozen chunks of fruit. If you like to snack on frozen grapes, this is the perfect recipe for you. Grandma Gina serves these in individual plastic cups, but if you prefer, you can easily make this recipe in a Bundt pan or a mold. I like the individual servings because they are so easy. You don’t have to wait for the dessert to thaw enough to cut or spoon a serving. Everything is ready and waiting in the freezer for a quick snack. If you have children, these would make a great afterschool snack. They are premeasured, preFeb. 22; and JoAnn Greer and Mary Jane Moloney on Feb. 23. Happy anniversary wishes go to Mike and Diann Bullman on Feb. 16; Tex and Rose Busby on Feb. 20; and Paxton and Carol Conner on Feb. 24. If you have news to share call 989-7523. Happy Valentines Day everyone. Quote for the week: “There is no substitute for plain everyday goodness.” Maltbie Babcock.

Fact of the week: The pursuit to become more attractive is a $160 billion-a-year global industry that includes weight-loss programs, cosmetics, skin and hair care, perfumes, cosmetic surgery, health clubs, and hormone injections. Americans spend more money per year on beauty enhancements than they do on education. Provided by

assembled and almost mess free. Cream cups would also be a great cooking project for children to help with in the kitchen. With easy measurements and very little work, children would have a great time helping assemble this snack. Italian cream cups

are also a great alternative to heavy, calorie-laden desserts. To make it even lighter, use low-fat

sour cream and whipped topping, so that you can enjoy a sweet snack without feeling guilty later.

Italian Cream Cups

Ingredients: 2 firm bananas 2 cups sliced seedless green grapes 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream 1 small carton whipped topping 1 cup coarsely chopped Maraschino cherries 1 can pineapple wedges drained 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans ½ cup sugar 1 ½ teaspoons grated lemon peel Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Coat a mold

or Bundt pan with cooking spray or use individual plastic cups. Pour mixture into prepared container(s). Freeze eight hours or overnight. Before serving, let stand at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. For a pretty presentation, unmold Bundt pan or mold onto a serving platter and garnish with whipped cream and extra cherries. Individual cups can also be garnished in the same manner. Makes about eight to 12 individual cream cups.

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Only Yesterday “Drop a bomb on the Axis without leaving home” February 9, 1933

“Barter Day A Big Success; Next Date Feb. 18” Barter Day in Henderson last Saturday was quite a success, even though most people in attendance came through curiosity and brought nothing to use in exchange. County Agent Brock had arranged for all produce to be assembled in the basement of Bolton’s garage and on the vacant lot in the rear, but the farmers as they came in with their wagons and teams went to their usual parking places in the rear of the stores, south of Main Street. Before he knew it they had assembled there in such numbers and in such a manner that it was impossible to get stuff together with any degree of system for “Barter” or auction. As a result of this condition no auction was held. However, many exchanges were made. Horse and mule trading was the most conspicuous type of “Bartering” for the day. Several farmers brought in hogs for sale or trade with good results. Dogs also seemed to be a popular type of livestock. Quite a number of farm implements were on display with fertilizer distributors being most common. Corn and hay were the most common produce, with indications pointing to the fact that these two crops along with seed peas, soybeans, lespedeza seed and even “Sericea” will be offered in abundance at future “Barter Days.” Fruit trees, strawberry plants, flowers, shrubbery, cabbage plants, onion sets, etc., may be found along with purebred chickens, roosters and eggs for setting purposes. One party wants to exchange a Fordson tractor for a mule, another a purebred jersey bull calf for hay; another a milk cow for a corn planter; another two fine Poland China shoats for lespedeza seed – and many others too numerous to mention. County Agent Brock advises

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that he will arrange for everything to be assembled on the south side in the future and requests that every one register with him what he has to offer I trade, also make known his wants so that he may be able to be of more service in this system of “Barter” and sale. Furthermore, arrangements have been made to give someone a prize of $5 in gold on the next days ... but in order to qualify, each one must bring in something for sale or exchange and register with County Agent Brock.

February 5, 1943

“No Draft Delinquents For Chester County” Chester County may well feel proud on its record of being one of the few counties in the Nation with no delinquents under the Selective Service System.

A nationwide drive is now take this method of saying under way to prosecute delin- hello and wishing all the boys quent draft registrants. It has in the Armed Forces the best of also been urged that all who luck. have registered carry in their Just a W.A.A.C. possession their two Selective AUX. MARY R. Service cards. JONES. “Welcome Stranger” February 13, 1953 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth “Chances For New Plant In Carroll Seeley are the proud Henderson Brighter; Would parents of a baby boy, born Employ Mostly Men” Jan. 29, weighing 9 ¼ pounds; Cecil Anderson, attorney for their first child and has been the City of Henderson, is in named Ronnie receipt of a letter from Carroll. Mr. Sam Duke, presiMr. and Mrs. dent of the American John Harvey Wheel Chair Company, Tignor are the with headquarters in proud parents Chicago, Illinois. of a baby boy, Mr. Duke visited born Feb. 1, Henderson several weighing 7 ¼ days ago and looked pounds; their over quite a few probafirst child and ble sites that would be has been ideal for location such named John a plant. Larry. Several pertinent “ C a n n e d paragraphs from the Goods Sales letter are quoted as folChester County independent archives To Stop” February 13, 1953 lows: Public sale of “As soon as it is deficanned fruits and vegetables nitely decided that the factory will stop throughout the will be located in your commuNation at midnight Feb. 20 and nity we will form a corporawill resume on a tightly tion with an authorized capital rationed basis March 1. stock of $500,000. I do not These official dates for start- intend or desire to offer stock ing the drastic innovation in for sale in your community as I grocery shopping were have sufficient capital to cover announced this week by the the entire program myself. Office of Price “[…] The Corporation would Administration. The order employ about 75 people to also applies to all frozen fruits begin with and if the volume and vegetables, dried fruits of sales increase as rapidly as (but not dried vegetables), in the past, the number of canned soups and canned baby employees by the end of the foods. first year should be 125 or “Drop A Bomb On Axis For more.” Only $18.75” [...] It is quite likely the Boy, oh Boy! Here is what we Board will give consideration all have been waiting for! to holding a mass meeting Here is an opportunity for within a few days when the cityou personally to autograph a izens of the County could gathbomb for delivery to the Axis! er and discuss the case in full And its delivery along with a before arriving at a definite report of damage done will be decision. made to you by the bombing “Local Checker Players crew! What more could anyone Winners Over Lexington” ask – especially when it’s A group of Chester County’s FREE. top flight checker players jourAll you have to do is invest neyed over to Lexington on last $18.75 during February in a Tuesday night and successfulWar Bond which pays you back ly defeated the Henderson $25 in 10 years. County champions of Two samples of these bombs Lexington. are now on display in Henderson players hung up Henderson. One is in the win- 94 games against 80 for dow of the O. L. McCallum & Lexington. Company store and the other Players from Henderson at the First State Bank. Take a were Murray Harris, Hershel look and imagine your satis- Essary, Eual Austin, L. W. faction in sending one of these Melton, Dr. Clifford Mitchell, J. to Hitler or the Japs! B. Cooper, Lonnie West, Hilder Here is how it works: When Garner, Arnold Patterson, you buy your War Bond [...] Buford Patterson and L. B. you fill out a sticker which will Jones. be attached to a bomb. When February 8, 1963 the bomb is dropped on the “New Arrivals” enemy, the Air Force will notiAirman Second Class and fy you of the date and, if possi- Mrs. Jerry Lee Mason of ble, the damage you caused our Blytheville, Ark., announce foe. the arrival of a son, Jeffry Lee, “Letters To The Editor” Jan. 28. Mrs. Mason is the forDear Mr. Johnston: mer Miss Wanda Smith of I received my second copy of Henderson. Proud grandparyour wonderful paper today. I ents are Mr. and Mrs. Vaudie appreciate it very much, and it Smith of Henderson. sure does help an awful lot Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Davis when you can know all about of Memphis are the proud parwhat the folks back home are ents of a daughter who has doing. Thanks a lot, Mr. been named Catheryn Jane. Johnston. The proud grandparents are I don’t know if any of the Mr. and Mrs. Homer Davis and girls from home have joined or Mr. and Mrs. Jess Wilcoxson of not, if so, I wish them all the Henderson. luck and hope they enjoy being Mr. and Mrs. Don Morris are in the service as much as I. receiving congratulations Yes, this is the hardest life I upon the arrival of a son on have ever lived. Our hours are Feb. 3. He has been named long and hard. But that’s our Donald Robert Jr. Mr. Morris is duty, and a good soldier thinks the band director at Chester not of him or herself, so we’re County High School and miniswilling to do what Uncle Sam ter of music at First Baptist has for us to do. Church. I wish I could tell something Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Phillips of about what I am doing – but I Rockledge, Florida, are the can’t. Our job is important and parents of a daughter, Mary we’re always on the job the Gertrude, who was born Jan. same as our brothers in arms. 15. Some think we’re here for fun, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Conder of but they will realize just how Jackson are the proud parents big a part we play in this war of a baby boy born Jan. 17. He as every WAAC is really proud has been named Milton Dale. of her uniform. As for me, I Drs. McCallum & Wilson would not trade my uniform Mr. and Mrs. David Phillips for the finest clothes or jewels of Henderson are the parents money could buy. of a son who was born Feb. 3. I want to say thanks again He has been named Martin for the Independent, and to David.

Chester County Historical Society met Feb. 4 The Chester County Historical Society meeting was held Monday, Feb. 4. There were eight members and two visitors present. After a short business meeting,

Margaret Tull gave a very entertaining report on William Cross, asking the question was he really a Confederate soldier? Sandra Kelly and June Smith served refreshments.

The children of Ms. Bonnie Cook will be hosting a birthday party on Feb. 24 at the center. They would like for you to attend if you can. The Montezuma Center has been a proud and supporting part of our community for years. We have been able to rent the center and help support the events and projects. However, lately people have been ignoring the rules clearly written on the bulletin board and posted above the thermostat. Upon occasion an officer has happened into the center

to find it hot and the window open between the kitchen and the gym, resulting in a high utility bill. The center officers ask for your help to curb this problem now, before other steps have to be set forward. Remember all those with damage, those trying to clean up after the storm. Mr. James Ballard family needs our prayers after their loss. Also, remember the families of Bill Mitchell and Bro. Stanley Smith. Continue to remember Anthony and Jeanette Bolton, Mrs. Irene Rinks and Ms. Pauline Lott. Have a wonderful Valentine week, and remember to keep your reporter informed of your events by calling Wanda Cook at 9893724 or Celia Murley at 989-5300.

It has been a very busy week around here, working on fallen trees and damaged houses. Several homes need new roofing, but we are very thankful. On our prayer list this week are Sammy Ross, LaVelle Rogers, Loy Jones, Elaine Parker, Laverne Lott, Pam Priddy, Joanne Sells, Jean Latham, Carolyn Potter, Adam Wise, Gayle and Rachel Ellington, Mike Ross, Fred and Paul Tucker, LaVerne Austin, Larry, Jerry, and Minnie Austin, Charles and Wilma Cupples, Josephine Hinson, Carroll Williams, Randy Sells, Gathel Latham, Randy

Miller, Joanne Altier, Phillip Ross, Lisa Peddy, Frenzola Morris, Faye Tucker, Shirley Rietl, Dobber Dyer, Bobbie Nell Wells, Teresa Seaton, Clarence Cooper, Charles and Clessie Stovall, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families. Happy anniversary wishes go to Chris and Tosha Grissom on Feb. 18. Belated birthday greetings go to and James Miller on Feb.11. Birthday greetings go to Amy Connor and Jerry Rogers on Feb. 17; Larry Vestal on Feb. 19; Scott McCaskill on Feb. 20; and Dianne Connor on Feb. 21. Quote: “The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.” - Vince Lombardi Please keep calling at 989-4875 with your news in this area. Have a great week!

Sec. of State Hargett warns of statewide corporate scam Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office has received inquiries about an officiallooking notice from Corporate Records Service. It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around Jan. 22. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State. The mailer is causing confusion for Tennessee corporations due to its appearance as an official document. Tennessee corporations are required to file annual reports with the Tennessee Secretary of State. Most corporations have also recently received annual report notices from the Secretary of State. Corporate Records Services is requesting a $125 fee. The standard fee to file a corporation annual report in Tennessee is only $20. “We can confirm that Corporate Records Service is not a business entity on file with our office,” Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “I strongly advise corporations to exercise caution before providing their private and confidential information or credit card information to this or any company that is representing itself in this manner.” The Department of State maintains a userfriendly online annual report filing system for businesses. Entity details may be accessed online at FilingSearch.aspx. Customers may also call the Business Services Division at 615-741-2286 for more information.

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Last year we had spitting snow flurries on Feb. 10-11. It was 15 degrees at night. The weather didn’t keep Jacks Creek Community Club from meeting. This Thursday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. the club meets again. Beware, last year some daring men wore red; they looked exceptionally well. Ladies will shine in red, pink or purple. Prayer has been requested for Brian Williams, greatnephew of Loy Jones. Good news for Loy – she is home after finishing therapy. Also, Geralene Thompson’s son-in-law, Steve Fall, had surgery Tuesday in Washington D.C. Storm survivors, Don and Melinda Tignor are slowly recovering. Don was throw over 300 feet through a window. Three trailers were completely destroyed. Donald’s parents are Charles and Virginia Tignor; his sister is Donna. Also, Bill Priddy requested prayer for his daughter, Pam Priddy. He is a good daddy working out his calendar schedule to do all that needs to be done with appointments. Scott Clayton, Regina Brook’s son-inlaw, is slowly recovering from a broken hip. I called him “Mike” previously on my prayer list. No explanation for this blooper except a decrease of blood flow to my brain cells! Friends have made donations for bills and groceries for Scott and Tootsie. Thank you for caring. Scott’s birthday is Feb. 14; Ryan Clayton and Lisa Goff celebrate on Feb. 16. Cookies would make a nice birthday treat instead of Regina cooking three cakes. Bobby Ruth requested prayer for his brother, Jim Ruth. He is having several health problems. Give him a call when you can. He loves Chester County and keeps up with his hometown and friends. Jim is sharing his number to hear from you, 901-834-0417. He mails me surprises! Now it is my turn. Hope he likes heartshaped tins. Kathryn Bromley requested prayer for her daughter. Linda Howell lives near Nashville. Could you call Kathryn to show support? She is listed in the phone book.

Volunteer to do a good deed. She can’t drive, and her health isn’t good either. Wilma Hart had red bears on her red and white gown. The bears were holding her birthday card Monday. She turned 82 on Feb. 11. Two nieces came to visit her, one from Memphis. Her other niece, Jearl Murphy from Scotts Hill, and I sang “Happy Birthday” to Wilma. Also, Murdell McCall Barker will have a nice little surprise on her easy to remember (219-19) birthday. No, not a white elephant! Murdell desires Janis McCall to be in your prayers. Patsy Jones Denton and Jennifer Maness Scott share the same birthday (2-12), but the years are different; and so is the hair color! Shirley Scott and Junior Bailey married on a Saturday in 1952. They celebrated 61 years together this past Saturday, Feb. 9. They have a daily routine – together they are succeeding in staying home side by side. A song title by Olivia Newton-John reminds me of this couple, “Hopelessly devoted to you.” When they returned from their dinner they had a surprise bag – Happy anniversary dear community friends. Their daughter surprised me with a delicious jar of hot potato soup, with the trimmings in baggies. Arriving home late, it was a real treat for me. Sherry and Jimmy Connor are good folks – they learned from good parents, too, didn’t they? Abe Lincoln would be proud. Annette Scott Jordan had a special lift this past weekend. She received a supper bag in remembrance of her husband, Bill. He was gone a year on Feb. 12. Ann celebrated her 74th birthday on Feb. 8 with Vicki, Gary, Dylan; Teresa and Teddy; Amy, James, Keri, Wesley, Logan and Jordan. Returning home they reminisced about good times shared with Bill Jordan. Vickie told she missed her daddy – he was a special “Father Knows Best” type of man. Will you take a moment to remember those you know who have lost loved ones in February? Time does help us deal with grief, but we all grieve in different ways. Don’t judge – just make a call, send a card, or show up with a hug. We never know what impact we make. Ann Ballard sent me a card eight years after the death of my mother.

We were teaching at junior high together. It lifted my spirit. Friends have mentioned other February deaths to me. Worth Wright died Feb. 9 – his brother Norman Wright died on the same day 23 years later. Nancy Mayfield died Feb. 10 last year; Nancy Haltom died Feb. 13 last year. Nancy Rhodes Richie lost her husband, Keith, last year on Feb. 18. Danny Stanfill died Feb. 18 two years ago. Our former tax assessor, Jackie Maness left us two years ago Feb. 26. Also February took educators – Nancy Woodruff, Gordan Weaver and Danny Record. We never know how much a remembrance will help those still in grief. Our community expresses sympathy to families and friends of Mary Lou Mitchell Plunk (12-23-17 to 2-913). She was the mother of Bill and Nola Jean. I met Mary in 2005 when she admitted herself into healthcare. She wanted to be with people. What luck to be greeted by Pauline Hart Climer Holmes; they quickly became friends. Pauline’s daughter was a Mary Lou, so Pauline and Mary Lou Plunk were happy sharing that name. I tenderly remember Pauline’s eye lighting up when she told me she had a Mary Lou in her life. Mary Plunk was a lady of quality with southern manners and charm. She was beautiful inside and out. Her roommate, Bonnie Plunk, was very sad to lose her friend. Bonnie had already lost grandson, Dusty Plunk the last day of January five years ago, and now two friends, Mary Lou, and Bonnie’s friend across the hall who died on the day of Mary Lou’s funeral. Mary Lynn McKenzie Middleton (8-23-30 to 2-11-13) and Mary Lou Plunk were buried at Finger Cemetery. What does one say? Two friends together again – heaven’s gain and our loss. James Ballard (7-239 to 2-5-13) was once Junior Bailey’s roommate at healthcare. I visited all three resident friends, but now all three are gone. Precious memories sure help sustain us. Ann was a devoted wife. She said wedding vows meant, “Until death do you part.” Randal and Dusty have a good role model. Danny Riley Arnold (8-3-49 to 2-5-13) was two years ahead of me in high school. It makes you really

Nominations period now open for Environmental Stewardship awards The Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2013 Environmental Stewardship Awards. Any individual, business, organization, educational institution or agency is eligible, provided they are located in Tennessee and projects were completed during the 2012 calendar year. All nominees

must have a minimum of three consecutive years in overall environmental compliance with the Department of Environment and Conservation. Selfnominations are encouraged. The deadline for nominations is March 29. Award recipients will be announced in May. For a list of categories, including requirement information about each catego-

ry, judging criteria and nomination forms, visit TDEC’s website at /environment/awards

think about getting older when a person near your age dies. Danny was a sweet guy – just too young to leave this world. Presidents’ Day is Feb. 18. I think Abe Lincoln can sum up for these dear departed loved ones with his simple words, “All that I am I owe to my dear mother.” As nice as these people were, you know they had a good mother to lovingly guide them. They are already lovingly missed. Happy Valentine’s Day to you. This is my favorite holiday. Don keeps a lit heartshaped light in our picture window. It makes me happy to see it when I return home. Momma made red velvet cake, so I have to bake one. Heart shape colors of red, pink and purple with shinny trimmings just simply decorating little areas. Fuzzy stuffed animals to toss to pets, a grand meal, soft background music, a box of candy, a massage, low lights, and then a peaceful blessed night of good sleep! Ain’t love great after all these years?!! “How sweet it is!” said Jackie Gleason, and Pat Jones!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Another spending spree

To the Editor:

I wanted to thank you for exposing yet another spending spree by our local government. Upon investigation, I found that our School Board supposedly must spend the money allotted to them or the County will have to cut taxes. This would be a catastrophe for our elected officials since they are bathing in a sea of taxpayer money and power. Upon further investigation, I was told that the State of Tennessee requires our county to keep a reserve. So which is the truth? Our County Commissioners knew that our school system had an overage of funds and passes a tax increase anyway. I remember their lament of how it was a “hard thing to do,” but alas, “it must be done.” This spending spree by our School Board is the very argument for term limits and every single position should be elected. We should also look at positions that are redundant that we could eliminate. For example, why do we need a local office of Tax Assessor when we already have State and Regional offices that do exactly the same thing? We have entirely too much margin for error in the system as it exists. We should look at giving competency and ethics tests to anyone wanting to hold public office. If anyone cares to drive from one end of town to the other, they will notice a wealth of facilities including libraries at each school, ball fields, and many other public facilities. We have a walking track available at Freed-Hardeman College that is open to the public. Why don’t we worry about what we are going to do with the facilities we don’t need and how we are going to maintain the ones we have before we build more? My main concern is that our children are not being taught independence, but rather dependence on Government. We do not have the resources to support this type of attitude. Our nation by 2016 will be 20 trillion dollars in debt. Our current White House resident has racked up more debt in four years that every other president combined and our State and Local Governments are following in his footsteps. My personal opinion is that I do not mind having a different opinion, as long as I am not required to pay for their opinion at gunpoint. Watch and see how fast our School Board asks the county for more funds after they spend what they have. Danny K. Mitchell Henderson

Is RIFA’s Snack Backpack program a good thing?

To the Editor:

Drew Barrymore said, “Feeding a child at school is such a simple thing - but it works miracles.” Many young people do not have access to decent, healthy foods. How will they get food? The answer is the Snack Backpack program. RIFA’s Snack Backpack will give meals, help with the economy, and also help the children. No child should go hungry. Snack Backpack provides kids with healthy meals. First, RIFA’s Snack Backpack program will provide children with meals. Children will have healthy meals during school. According to research, a school meal accounts for at least onethird of a child’s daily nutritional intake. For some children, it is the only nutritious meal that they will eat all day or even until they go back to school. Some teachers think about how is this child going to eat? Snack Backpack provides meals on the weekends as well. No teacher will have to worry. They provide healthy meals and not junk. Snack Backpack is a great thing. In addition, the program will help with the economy. Money is really tight these days. A lot of parents do not have a lot of money and so they can barely give their child food to eat. People say that the program will hurt people and the economy when the program will actually help people because they will not have to pay for food. Many people do not have jobs and if they do they only make minimum wage and only work half time. With that being said, the Snack Backpack program will help out. Parents do not have to worry about how they are going to feed their children. Furthermore, the Snack Backpack program will help the children tremendously. The children will learn better. According to the New York Times, children who regularly eat a healthy breakfast have better standardized test scores, better behavior, and were less hyperactive than children who don’t eat breakfast. The children who will be provided with the program will have better diets. The program will provide the children with healthy meals. Children will pay more attention as well. Children who actually eat healthy meals tend to listen better and pay attention. The Snack Backpack program will help the students in school and help them have a better diet. In conclusion, the Snack Backpack program will provide kids with meals. The program will provide children with meals, will help with the economy, and also help the children tremendously. Snack Backpack is a great thing to do. Many See LETTERS, Page 9-A

CAPITOL HILL REVIEW A weekly wrap-up of legislative news From Representative Steve McDaniel Comptroller gives overview of finances During House budget hearings last week, T e n n e s s e e Comptroller Justin Wilson praised accomplishments by lawmakers during the 2012 legislative session to cut taxes, pass a balanced budget, and reduce the overall size of state government. “Tennessee’s current financial state is attributable to the willingness of the General Assembly to enact budgets that have foregone, reduced or eliminated expenses and services,” said Wilson. He also attributed recent financial success to the ability of the Haslam administration to create efficiencies in government operations. Looking forward, however, Wilson cautioned lawmakers to be careful about future spending plans, stating the costs associated with funding potential federal mandates exceed optimistic revenue projections. As such, Wilson encouraged legislators to continue reducing expenses and for the Haslam administration to continue increasing the efficiency of state operations.

UT economists predict stronger economy is

coming Economists with the University of Tennessee last week predicted the state will see a stronger economy over the next two years. While the economic outlook calls for modest growth in 2013, the study also cites “substantially stronger growth” in 2014. In addition, the report states Tennessee’s unemployment rate will fall to 7.9 percent this year and 7.5 percent in 2014. The study also predicts natural resource related fields, construction, and professional business services will see the strongest growth rates over the coming years. For more information on this study, visit http://cber.bus.utk.ed u.

Efforts made to cut size of government

House legislators last week unveiled a new measure aimed at cutting the size of Tennessee government. The initiative, referred to as the Office of the Repealer, follows through on a promise to streamline state government, save taxpayer dollars, and make the legislative process more transparent to the general public.

Alexander calls for best ideas on “simple plan for voluntary savings” for employers At a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on retirement savings, Ranking Member U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), asked four expert witnesses to “start from scratch” and offer the committee a simple plan for voluntary savings that employers would be more likely to adopt. “Because of the problems of complexity, legalese, and liability, there seem to be plenty of opportuni-

ties to make it easier for employees to choose plans to adequately save for their retirements,” Alexander said. Alexander suggested that the plan include automatic enrollment and automatic increases in levels of savings in order to increase the amount of money that employees would have for their retirement – in a case of automatic enrollment or increase the employee would immediately be able to See PLAN, Page 9-A

The Office of the Repealer will be a onetime, four-year position with the sole responsibility of making recommendations to the legislature of areas of government waste, duplication, and out-of-date regulations that should be removed from the law books. In addition, the Repealer will take recommendations directly from the public, basing its decisions on input received from business-owners, educators, activists, and concerned citizens from across the state. The Office of the Repealer will be housed under the Secretary of State and will be implemented using funding previously approved for a now obsolete staff position, thus costing no additional money to Tennessee taxpayers.

Reform group calls for more difficult standards

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education is calling for tougher college standards for Tennessee students, an

announcement that was made Tuesday during SCORE’s third annual review of the state’s progress in education. Among the recommendations offered, SCORE Chairman Bill Frist emphasized that state lawmakers must not go back on progress made over the last few years relating to education reform. In particular, Frist cited that legislators be firm in making sure reforms passed over the last two years are not diluted during the 2013-2014 legislation session. Kevin Huffman, Tennessee Commissioner of Education, detailed proposals by Governor Haslam to continue improving education in Tennessee, stating that while the administration feels good about the progress and policies in place to help education move forward, there is still a “very, very long way to go.” Additional details on the SCORE report can be found at

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Plan opt-out of the contribution if the employee chose to do so, for whatever reason. Alexander said that Social Security and the current number of private savings plans are not going to be enough to provide adequate retirement for many Americans – just 68 percent of private-sector workers are employed at establishments that offer one or more retirement plans, according to the National Compensation Survey from March 2012. “More and more Americans are becoming independent contractors or part-time employees and are not working for a company that will offer the plans,” Alexander said. He cautioned against new mandates on businesses saying, “small businesses are struggling with the cost of the health care law and cannot tolerate any new mandates

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Letters parents/guardians are so proud of this program. It helps a lot of people out when they don’t know how they are going to make it. The Snack Backpack program is a wonderful thing. Will you support it? Or will you let a child go hungry? Alyssa Gately English III- 3rd period

to provide automatic savings accounts.” Providing an example at the hearing, Alexander said he recently met with a franchise group that owns nearly 20 fast food restaurants. The company, which has 542 full-time employees, faces 6.2 percent Social Security and Medicare taxes for each employee, a menu labeling mandate that costs $1,000 per restaurant, minimum wage mandates that cost nearly $25,000 a year, and paid sick leave mandates. The health-care mandates will increase their costs: “They tell me they offer health care to all of their 542

employees but only 34 take it. If nothing changed next year – that is, if the health care law didn’t come into effect – they would still be spending more than $94,000 in health care. Under the health care law, if they opt to pay the penalty, they’ll be spending $1 million, instead of $94,000. That exceeds their entire net profit for the year 2013. “If they were to decide to continue to offer health care, their costs would be between $400,000 and $1.4 million. You could apply the same sort of reasoning and statistics to a smaller company and come out with a similar result.”

Chester County – Henderson Help for storm victims available The donations event last week at the National Guard Armory, receiving items for storm victims, was successful. The overseers of that event want to advise storm victims still needing aid to go to the Gleaners House in Henderson to see about assistance.

Headhugger Hat Group to meet Feb. 18 The Headhugger Hat Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at the Studio Building behind Henderson Assembly of God church. Please come and bring your hats for the cancer patients to have during this cold weather. If you have questions or need further information, call 608-7303. We thank those who have made donations of yarn and baggies in this ministry in recent weeks.

CC Library closed Feb. 18 The Chester County Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Henderson – Chester County Head Start accepting pre-registrations Feb. 19-20 Pre-registration for 3- and 4year-olds to attend the 2013-2014 Head Start will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p,m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 19 and 20, at the Chester County head Start Center, 1495 White Ave., next door to Southwest Human Resource Agency in Henderson. Head Start is a free Pre-school program for families that qualify based on low income or Federal Poverty guidelines, childhood disabilities, and various family circumstances. Parents must provide the child’s official birth certificate, the child must be 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 31, 2013, child’s up-to-date immunization record. Social Security numbers and dates of birth for all family members, three emergency contact people, and proof of household income for 2012. Family income must be verified by a W-2 Form, income tad form 1040, pay stub, AFDC verification, etc. We do not provide transportation. For possible transportation service for a fee, contact SWHRA transportation at 1-800372-6013. For further information, contact Gloria Holiday or Marilyn Myhan at 989-5192 or 989-2561.

FFA Day Feb. 21 Come see how Future Farmers of America affects you! FFA Day will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Chester County High School cafeteria Thursday, Feb. 21. This is open to the community.

Ham and bean dinner Feb. 22 The Annual Easter Star fundraiser will be held Feb. 22. The ham and bean dinner, consisting of ham and beans, slaw, corn bread, dessert and drink, will be available at the Masonic Lodge in Henderson from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, and from 4 to 6 p.m. for dinner. The cost is $5.

Bike ride, run, walk to benefit MS Warriors March 9 Emilee’s MS Warriors is hosting a bicycle ride and 5K run/walk to benefit Emilee Smith in her fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Smith is the daughter of Tim and Brenda Warren and Jeff Smith. The event will start from No Xcuse on Front St. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the five mile, 15 mile and 30 mile bike rides starting at 8 a.m. and the race/walk starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration in advance is $20, or $25 day of race. For more information, call 6106343, 610-2626, 610-1519 or 435-1016.

Chester County – Mifflin Mifflin Family Dance Feb. 14-15 Don’t forget to join us every Thursday and Friday night at 7:30 at the Mifflin family dance. Various bands will be playing, Tim Young with “The Good Time

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Band,” “Wolf River,” “Double Take,” Sparky, Dave and Stacy with “The Three-Legged Horse,” (Wow they are good. Better than some four-legged horses.) Even if you don’t dance, come out and enjoy the music and visiting with neighbors and friends. Concessions and game room are available. Bring your whole family. On Feb. 14 we will have a drawing for a gift certificate to Red Lobster for Valentines. For more information, call 989-5867 or 989-4460.

All Areas Jackson Life Member Pioneers meeting Feb. 21 The Jackson Life Member Telephone Pioneers will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Perkins Restaurant in Jackson. Please bring items such as cleaning supplies, dog or cat food, paper towels, or newspapers to be donated to the Humane Society. All retired communications employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For additional information, call 423-0944.

Jackson Area Beekeepers Association meeting Feb. 23 Jackson Area Beekeepers Association will be holding their annual short course on beekeeping at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2838 Paul Coffman Dr., in Jackson. This course is open to anyone interested in beekeeping for a nominal fee of $15, which covers the course, lunch, and also pays a 1 year membership to the Association. For more information, contact Kelly Broadway at 267-1470 or

Reelfoot Lake State Park daily Eagle Tours Now – Feb. 24 Reelfoot Lake State Park is offering its daily Eagle Tours now through Feb. 24. The return of the American Bald Eagle to Reelfoot Lake is one of the most exciting winter events in Tennessee. Experienced tour guides rarely have difficulty locating the birds, which can be seen perching, flying or soaring. The guides also provide information about Reelfoot Lake and other waterfowl. There is a $5 charge for the tour and reservations are required. Buses leave the visitor center at 10 a.m. daily and 1:30 p.m. on weekends. For more information about Reelfoot Lake State Park, including lodging and activities, please call the park’s visitor center at (731) 253-9652 or visit www.tnstate

Coupon Seminar Feb. 26 We are going to be having a Coupon Seminar class at Jackson Center for Independent Living (JCIL), 1981 Hollywood Drive, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Carol Dix, the Sun Snipper, will present tips on shopping using money-saving coupons. Do you want to learn how to save on your Grocery bill? Learn about manufacturer, store and electronic coupons, coupon databases, Internet sites, organizing, and more. Stock up and never pay full price again. There is no fee to attend and handouts will be provided. Bring a friend. Seating is limited, so call Rhonda at 668-2211 to reserve your FREE spot.

Hardeman County – Bolivar Dinner Theater Feb. 15-16 “It’s a Three Ring Circus,” will be performed Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, at The Hardeman County Arts Center, 1580 W. Market St., in Bolivar. It is a southern comedy, a laugh out loud valentine treat, written and directed by Monita Carlin of Bolivar. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and at 7 p.m. the show begins. Tickets are $25 per person and are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting Feb. 4 to members, and starting Feb. 11 to the public. For more information, or for tickets, call 658-2787, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

Obituary/Religion Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Obituaries Rev. Stanley James Smith Oct. 13, 1924 – Feb. 9, 2013 Rev. Stanley James Smith, 88, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at the First Baptist Church with Bro. Brad Patterson and Bro. Stan Smith officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel handled the arrangements. He was born in Jefferson Davis County, Miss., the son of the late Jewell and Linnie Mae Polk Smith. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1942 and attended Mississippi College in Clinton, MS graduating in 1945 and the Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and graduated in 1948. Rev. Smith later received his Masters in Divinity in New Orleans in 1954. Rev. Smith married Jerry Hunter on Oct 2, 1950. He served in the ministry all of his life. They moved to Chester County in 1970. He enjoyed gardening, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Henderson where he taught Sunday school. He was survived by his wife, Jerry Hunter Smith of Henderson; two daughters, Wanda M. Smith Butler (Herb) of North Port, Ala., and Kimberly Teague (Jeff) of Henderson; two sons, Paul Stanley Smith of North Port, Ala., and Hunter Smith of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren; an six great-grandchildren; a brother, Houston Smith (Merriel) of Monticello, Miss. He was preceded in death by two brothers. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17. Memorials should be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 14, 2013

James Edward Ballard July 2, 1939 – Feb. 10, 2013 James Edward Ballard, 73, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10 2013. Funeral Services were Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel with Brother Ronnie Geary and Brother Stacy McCollum presiding. Burial followed in the Montezuma Cemetery. He was the son of the late Walter and Azalee Ballard of Montezuma. He lived his entire life on the family farm. He attended school at Montezuma. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Henderson. He worked as a school bus driver, mechanic, carpenter, painter, farmer, and retired at American Olean Tile in Jackson, due to failing health in November of 1986. James is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ann Stewart Ballard; one son, Randy Ballard (Shannon) of Luray; two grandchildren, Dustin and Brittney Ballard of Luray; one sister, Patricia Rinks (Larry) of Henderson; two sisters-in-law, Jane Flatt and Tami Stewart; a brother-in-law, Fay Stewart; three nephews; two nieces; six great-nephews; and four great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother-in-law, Joe Stewart. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 14, 2013

Ralph H. White July 22, 1922 – Dec. 22, 2012 Ralph H. White, 90, died peacefully Saturday morning, Dec. 22, 2012 at Jackson Madison County Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Reed’s Chapel in Scotts Hill with his grandson, Rev. Bobby Rushing, officiating, and comments by pastors Rev. Billy Allgood and Rev. Tommy Crocker. Burial followed in Peace Chapel Cemetery at Scotts Hill. He was born July 22, 1922 in Taylorville, Ill., the fourth child of Goldie (Berry) and Rev. Eugene White. He had an older sister, Alice, and two brothers, William and Claude. He married Alice Gertrude Shuler on Sept. 29, 1946. They had two daughters and lived happily on a farm in Owaneco, Ill. They moved to Tennessee in 1972. He worked at various jobs, he rode a Harley Davidson Police Special motorcycle with the Illinois State Police; farmed; was Deputy Sheriff, acting Sheriff of Taylorville, Ill.; was head of security at JC Penny store in Springfield, Ill.; worked in maintenance at an elementary school in Tennessee; worked at a sand shed factory; was security plant director at Jackson State Community College; was Director of Security/Safety at Freed Hardeman University; was Chief of Police at Sardis; and lastly, was a driver for Scotts Hill Senior Center in Scotts Hill. He devoted most of his life to law enforcement. He was always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to help others. He especially enjoyed his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Alice Gertrude Shuler White; two daughters, Ann (Michael) Landrum of Decaturville and Marilyn (Jackie) Rushing of Reagan; three grandchildren, Joshua Rainey of Enville, Andrew Landrum of Decaturville, and Rev. Bobby (Megan) Rushing of Manchester; and two great-grandchildren, Nicky Rainey and Weston Rainey. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 14, 2013

Danny Riley Arnold Aug. 3, 1949 – Feb. 5, 2013 Danny Riley Arnold, 63, of Finger died Feb. 5, 2013 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 8, 2013 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel in Henderson with Bro. Earl Edwards and Bro. Terry Morris officiating. Burial followed in the Harmony Cemetery. He was born and reared in the Montezuma community of Chester County, the son of the late Monroe Archie and Bernice Audrey Riley Arnold. Grandparents were the late Orlin and Virgie Riley. He graduated Chester County High School in 1967. Danny worked and helped in the family owned business Riley’s Grocery. He owned and operated Danny’s Bait Shop and later worked at Chester County Health Care. He served his country in the Army as a Military Policeman and was stationed in Thailand. Danny was a member of the Finger Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Kay Arnold of Finger; a niece, Audrey Brawley of Montezuma; a daughter, Michelle Morris; and two granddaughters, Haley and Kelsey Morris of Hazel, Ky. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Annette Arnold. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 14, 2013

Mary Lynn McKenzie Middleton

Mary Lou Mitchell Plunk

Aug. 23, 1930 – Feb. 11, 2013 Mary Lynn McKenzie Middleton, 82, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Bobby Bray officiating. Burial followed in Finger Cemetery. She was born and reared in the Center Point Community of Chester County the daughter of the late Henry Reeder and Irma Ethel Baker McKenzie. She graduated from Chester County High School in 1948. She married Grady Middleton in 1949. They made their home at Center Point and moved to Finger in 1953. She worked at Salant & Salant Mfg. for 10 years, Harwood Factory at Adamsville 10 years, Scotts Hill factory for five years, and 16 1/2 years as a nurse’s aide at Chester County Nursing Home, retiring in 1997. She was a member of the Finger Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Jimmy Middleton (Kaye) of Finger; a daughter, Reba Greer (John) of McDonough, Ga.; a stepson, Gale Middleton of Trenton; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Roy McKenzie of Milledgeville. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James McKenzie and Ovid McKenzie.

Dec. 23, 1917 – Feb. 9, 2013 Mary Lou Mitchell Plunk, 95, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 09, 2013 at the Henderson Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Bro. Earl Edwards officiating. Burial followed in the Finger Cemetery. She was born and reared in Finger, the daughter of the late E.L. (Fate) and Ola Frix Naylor. She went to school in McNairy County. She married James Ovid Mitchell of the Sweetlips Community in 1936. They made their home in Finger. He passed in 1965, and in 1980 Mary Lou moved to Henderson. She loved to cook and make her special chocolate chip pies for family and friends. She was a very caring and giving person. She was a member of the Finger Church of Christ. She is survived by a daughter; Nola Jean Baker of Beech Bluff; three sons, Don Mitchell (Wanda) of Finger, Bill Mitchell (Helen) of Henderson, and Scottie Mitchell (Beth) of Jackson; one sister, Marie Kirk of Memphis; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother; Bill Naylor in 2008; and a son-in-law, Ray Baker Jr. in 2010.

Chester County Independent

Chester County Independent

(Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 14, 2013

(Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 14, 2013

Donald D. Ebert Oct. 2, 1934 – Feb. 8, 2013 Donald D. Ebert, 77, of Henderson, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, after a long illness. Arrangements were handled by Arrington Funeral Directors in Jackson. He was born Oct. 2, 1934 in Findlay, Ohio, to Harry and Nora (Litzenberg) Ebert. He married Betty J. Notgrass, of Trezevant, on Oct. 14, 1955. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Patricia Ebert of Glen Burnie, Md., and Carol Ebert of Henderson; two granddaughters, Nicole (Rudolph) Evans of Henderson and Erika Romanchek of Pottsville, Pa.; four great-grandchildren in Henderson; and two great-grandchildren in Pa. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry, in 2008. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Feb. 14, 2013

Church-wide yard sale Feb. 23 Unity Baptist Church, Hwy 22A N., Jacks Creek, invites you to their churchwide yard sale on Feb. 23. The sale will be held from 7 a.m. until noon in the gym. There will be clothes, household items, electronics, jewelry, furniture and too many other things to list. There will also be a bake sale, grilled chicken and refreshments. For more information, email

PreAnniversary Service Feb. 24 Harvest Time COGIC will be hosting a PreAnniversary service to celebrate our Pastor, Elder Cleophas A. Cherry, I. This celebration will feed your spirit with uplifting service and loving fellowship. Come as you are to leave better than you came! If you would like to be a part of this service, it will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at Harvest Time COGIC, 414 Beechwood St., in Henderson. Elder George D. Haley of New Holy Temple COGIC of Milan will be the speaker. For additional information contact Elder Cleophas A. Cherry I, Pastor, at 438-0539; Juanita Szaabo, Public Relations Director, at

394-4789; or email Check us out on facebook! Come fellowship with Harvest Time Church of God in Christ, a small church with a MEGA attitude!!!

First United Methodist Church Ladies Day March 9 Henderson First United Methodist Church will host Ladies Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The speaker is Rev. Mary Beth Bernheisel, youth pastor of Jackson First United Methodist Church. Lunch will be served and door prizes from local businesses will be offered. Complimentary tickets may be gotten from Betty Morris at 989-7454 or the church office.

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New Home Baptist Church 200 Silerton Road 731-614-7030

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CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT February 6, 2013 A report was taken of a storage building that was broken into behind The Market. Items taken allegedly include a Bunn Cappuccino Machine with an estimated value of $1,700, 20 dozen sunglasses with an estimated value of $960, boxes of paperwork, 16 Channel DVR with an estimated value of $2,500, 10 cameras with an estimated value of $1,200, 2 old monitors with an estimated value of $30, commercial kitchen pan with an estimated value of $300, a cash register with an estimated value of $600, commercial spoons with an estimated value of $100 and commercial forks with an estimated value of $100. Estimated damage to the door that was broken was $300. February 7, 2013 A theft of a camera allegedly valued at $800 was reported. A warrant was issued for the suspect. February 8, 2013 Justin Paul Ferzacca, 22, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession. He is held in the Chester County Jail in lieu of a $1,250 bond. Aaron B. Ross, 22, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and burning without a permit. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $1,000 bond. February 9, 2013 Jeffery Thomas Jones was cited for simple possession, violation of light law and

open container. Carissa Hankins was cited for simple possession. Bryan E. Rowell was charged with domestic vandalism, two counts of domestic assault and theft of property $500 or less. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. February 11, 2013 Angela M. Buckler, 40, was arrested and charged with contempt of court. She is held in the Chester County Jail in lieu of a $750 bond. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT February 6, 2013 7:34 a.m. - 139 S. Cason Ave., FreedHardeman University, Bradfield Hall, false alarm. February 7, 2013 11:20 a.m. - Tucker Cove, near Henderson Stamping, brush fire. 5:14 p.m. - 304 Crook Ave., Shackelford Funeral Home, Casey Chapel, false alarm. 7:50 p.m. - 304 Crook Ave., Shackelford Funeral Home, Casey Chapel, false alarm. February 8, 2013 7:02 p.m. - 110 E. University St., FreedHardeman University, Tyler Hall, room 201, false alarm. February 11, 2013 11:48 p.m. - 270 E. Main St., FreedHardeman University, Brown Kopel, false a l a r m . CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT No incident reports were made available February 6, 2013 Steven Glen Walker,

61, was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $750 bond. February 7, 2013 Lacy Tyrome Williams, 31, was arrested and charged with contempt of court. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $500 bond. Bradley Odell Henley, 20, was arrested and charged with driving on a canc e l e d / r evo ke d / s u s pended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $300 bond. February 8, 2013 Starsky Lavell Horton, 31, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released to Madison County. Barry Alan Keele, 30, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked/suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $1,500 bond. Michael Brandon Scudder, 27, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $250 bond. February 9, 2013 Douglas Anthony Carter, 24, was arrested and charged with child support. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $250 bond. Dorteiz Horatio Genesy, 21, was arrested and charged with driving on a canc e l e d / r evo ke d / s u s pended license. He was

released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $750 bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT February 6, 2013 Jefferson Matthews was found guilty of fraud insurance claim $1,000-$10,000. He was sentenced to three years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections with release eligibility at the standard 30 percent to be served as an alternative sentence of probation for three years with credit for time served. He is to pay court costs and restitution in the amount of $4,506.50. He is to perform 60 hours of unpaid community service. February 7, 2013 Jerry T. Sanders waived hearing on community correction revocation, admitted the violations and agreed to the disposition. After the hearing the defendant was found to be in violation in a substantial way based upon a preponderance of the evidence and community corrections was fully revoked with the original sentence imposed to be served in the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Sanders received community corrections program credits for 243 days.

Brownsville man convicted on drug charges Mario Seymour, 29, of Brownsville, was sentenced last week to 151 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine and marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III. In an Oct. 11, 2012, appearance before U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen, Seymour pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 280 grams of cocaine base (crack cocaine), five kilograms of cocaine, and marijuana.

In 2011, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and Bolivar Police Department became aware of a drug trafficking organization based out of Brownsville. As stated in court, the investigation revealed that Seymour was a prominent member of the trafficking organization and was engaged in actively distributing and directing others to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine and m a r i j u a n a .

Investigators were able to intercept shipments of crack cocaine and cocaine with the assistance of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. On Jan. 25, 2012, during the execution of an arrest and search warrant after a criminal complaint was filed, Seymour was found in possession of a handgun, as well as approximately $103,000 in United States currency, believed to be drug related. The currency was administratively forfeited to the investigating agencies to further future narcotics

investigations. In addition to the 151 month prison term, Breen also sentenced Seymour to five years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. The case was investigated by the Drug E n f o r c e m e n t Administration, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Bolivar Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matt Wilson on behalf of the government.

Big Sandy man convicted on weapons charge Stephen E. Scott, 42, of Big Sandy, was convicted last week of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III. Evidence presented at trial revealed that on April 15, 2010, deputies with the Benton County Sheriff ’s Department responded to a shotsfired complaint. Officers encountered Scott, who admitted to

target shooting a shotgun with a juvenile female, and showed deputies where they had been practicing. Deputies discovered that Scott had been convicted of five prior felonies, including two convictions for burglary, felony theft, and a felony drug manufacturing conviction, and was prohibited from possessing a firearm. Law enforcement obtained a search war-

rant and served it the following day. The firearm used the previous day was found at the residence, and Scott was taken into custody. Following the jury’s conviction Scott now faces up to 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and supervised release to follow any term of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. Sentencing is scheduled for May 2 before District

Judge J. Daniel Breen. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and the Benton County Sheriff ’s Department. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Beth Hall and Assistant United States Attorney Matt Wilson on behalf of the government.

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HeLa That Will Not Die”), television episodes and documentaries. After the publication of Skloot’s book in 2010, a grave marker was erected at the place where it is believed she was buried in Halifax County, Va. It reads: In loving memory of a phenomenal woman, wife, and mother Who touched the lives of many. Here lies Henrietta Lacks (HeLa). Her immortal cells will continue to

help mankind forever. Eternal love and admiration, From your family Sometimes God chooses the weak and powerless to confound the wise. Sometimes we The monument placed where have been Henrietta Lacks is believed given much by buried. the offerings of those who have The Immortal Life of little. Henrietta Lacks. New The real test for us York: Random House, is whether we are 2010. willing to recognize Gray, Fred. The and honor that reality. Tuskegee Syphilis Sources: Skloot, Rebecca.

Study. Montgomery, Ala.: NewSouth Books, 1998.

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Students participate in Great ShakeOut

Photo by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent

Students in Misty Thomas’ fourth-grade class participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill on Thursday, Feb. 7. Students were instructed to “drop, cover and hold on” underneath their desks while they practiced how to remain safe in case an earthquake were to strike Chester County. Across the state and nation, schools and organizations practiced earthquake safety while recalling the New Madrid Earthquake of 1812 and subsequent quakes that have occurred along nearby fault lines.

Big Game and Big Award!

Photo by Trish Worsham, Independent

Kermit Lofton, left, of Lofton Chevrolet presents the award to John Tyler Joyner for winning the Chester County Independent’s Big Game football picking contest. Lofton was the winning sponsor.

UT Extension questions and answers: What’s happened to my fruit trees? “Growing fruit in the home garden can be an interesting, fun and rewarding hobby. Many novices dream of plucking perfect fruit off trees in their yard. This does not happen without a great deal of work. Control of pests (insects AND diseases) is an integral part of the care necessary to achieve good results.” This is the first paragraph of the UT Extension publication, PB 1622, Disease and Insect Control in Home Fruit Plantings. It is authored by Professors Steve Bost, Karen Vail and Frank Hale. So, if we’re gonna do all this work, we certainly want to make it worth our while. Obviously, planning ahead will increase our chances of success. The publication listed above and UT Extension publication, SP307-D, Fruit Tree Management Timetable (authored by Professor David Lockwood) would be the information source that I’d “study up on” before I did anything. For example, what can the fruit producer do now (in the winter?!) to increase quality and quantity of fruit. You can rid your defenseless trees of inconspicuous killers by using a dormant spray or scale emulsion. These are highly refined oils (NOT motor oil) which spread uniformly on the bark of trees to which it is applied and coat non-mobile, dormant insects on the tree, smothering them to death. It’s called dormant spray because it is prescribed to spray while the tree is dormant – before buds begin to swell. The closer dormant oil application is to bud break, the greater the control. As always, READ the

label on the container (before you buy the product!) to make sure it’ll do what you wish – then FOLLOW label d i r e c t i o n s . Application of dormant oil sprays should be on a clear day, when temperatures are expected to be a minimum of 50 degrees Fahrenheit for 24 hours. Try to avoid applying dormant oil when severe freezing trends are expected in the three to four days following application. NOTE TO SELF – dormant oil will completely annihilate annual flowers growing under or around trees to be treated. Make sure to cover them completely if you want to keep them. Let’s not forget to continue to control weeds, fertilize, prune and apply timely prebloom and bloom sprays. With our rather erratic weather patterns this winter, pay close attention to your trees. Pruning should only be done when the trees are completely dormant. So, if you see any

swelling of the bud, it’s probably too late to prune. If that’s the case, make sure to prune next winter. Many trees bear so well that the weight of the fruit will break the tree down. Prune to increase air circulation within the tree branches to reduce disease outbreaks. Controlling weeds and cover grasses reduces the number of varmint harbors. Voles, or field mice, can and will work below cover and completely girdle the tender bark at ground level. So, what are you gonna fertilize with? And how much? If you call me, I’m gonna ask if you’ve had a soil sample analyzed lately. A laboratory tested soil sample will reveal what nutrients are in the soil and the pH

level. Fertilizer recommendations from the lab will be to optimize growth of your desired plant without over-fertilizing. When should you take soil samples and get the lab test done? The sooner the better! The website for these and other very informative publications is: /publications/Pages. Select the category to search and you’ll probably find more that you’d care to read – imagine that! Also, you may call the UT Extension office at 9892103 for more information, too.

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Movie Listings Feb. 14-21 Jackson 10 71 Conrad Drive Jackson, TN (NEW THURSDAY) DIE HARD (R) Run Time 1:38 Times Thurs 2/14 5:00p 7:00p Times Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00p 4:30p 7:00p Times Mon-Thurs 5:00p 7:00p (NEW THURSDAY) ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG) Run Time 1:29 Times Thurs 2/14 5:00p 7:00p Times Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00p 3:40p 5:20p 7:00p Times Mon-Thurs 5:00p 7:00p HENSEL & GRETEL 3-D(R) Run Time 1:28 Times Thurs 2/14 5:00p 7:00p Times Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00p 4:30p 7:00p Times Mon-Thurs 5:00p 7:00p HAUNTED HOUSE (R) Run Time 1:26 Time Thurs-Thurs 7:00p LAST STAND (R) Run Time 1:47 Times Thurs 2/14 5:00p 7:00p Times Fri-Sun-Sun 2:00p 4:30p 7:00p Times Mon-Thurs 5:00p 7:00p LIFE OF PI 3-D (PG) Run Time 2:07 Times Thurs 2/14 6:45p Times Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00p 4:30p 7:00p Times Mon-Thurs 6:45p MAMA (PG13) Run Time 1:45 Times Thurs 2/14 5:00p 7:00p Times Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00p 4:30p 7:00p Times Mon-Thurs 5:00p 7:00p MONSTERS 3-D (G) Run Time 1:36 Times Thurs 2/14 5:00p Times Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00p 4:30p Times Mon-Thurs 5:00p SIDE EFFECTS (R) Run Time 1:30 Times Thurs 2/14 5:00p 7:00p Times Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00p 4:30p 7:00p Times Mon-Thurs 5:00p 7:00p WARM BODIES (R) Run Time 1:37 Times Thurs 2/14 5:00p 7:00p Times Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00p 4:30p 7:00p Times Mon-Thurs 5:00p 7:00p WRECK IT RALPH 3-D (PG) Run Time 1:48 Time Thurs 2/14 5:00p 7:00p Times Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00p 4:30p 7:00p Times Mon-Thurs 5:00p 7:00p

Hollywood 16 575 Vann Drive Jackson, TN (NEW THURSDAY) BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (PG-13) RunTime 2:04 12:00p 2:30p 5:00p 7:30p 10:00p

Memphis Wrestling returns March 8

4:20p 5:20p 6:30p 7:30p 8:40p 9:40p ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG) Run Time 1:29 12:10p 2:10p 4:10p 6:10p 8:10p 10:00p HENSEL & GRETEL (R)2D Run Time 1:33 12:00p 2:00p 4:00p 6:05p 8:00p 10:00p HAUNTED HOUSE (R) Run Time 1:31 12:15p 9:45p IDENTITY THEIF (R) Run Time 1:51 12:00p 1:00p 2:25p 3:25p 4:50p 6:05p 7:15p 8:45p 9:40p MAMA (PG13) Run Time 1:45 12:10p 2:20p 4:30p 7:10p 9:20p PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG) Run Time 1:50 12:00p 2:15p 4:30p 7:15p PARKER (R) Run Time 2:04 2:30p 5:00p 7:30p 9:55p (NEW THURSDAY) SAFE HAVEN (PG-13) Run Time 1:56 12:10p 1:00p 2:30p 3:30p 5:00p 6:05p 7:30p 8:30p 10:00p SIDE EFFECTS (R) Run Time 1:45 12:10p 2:30p 4:50p 7:10p 9:30p

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File photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Doctor Brian McCarver, left, resorts to extreme measures in the pro wrestling event last March for the benefit of the Carl Perkins Center. McCarver and fellow doctor Tim Linder, right, return for this year’s event March 8 at Chester County High School.

Doctors Tim Linder and Brian McCarver will join forces in the ring at this year’s Memphis Wrestling event on Friday, March 8, at Chester County High School gymnasium. Headline acts will be named at a later date and tickets will be on sale soon at any Carl Perkins Center. NEO Products is the sponsor of the event. For more information, call the Carl Perkins Center at 9897222.

Tennessee site among south’s most endangered places By John Michaelson Tennessee News Service

A new list of the top 10 places in the South that are facing immediate and potentially irreparable threats includes two areas of Tennessee. Goforth Creek Canyon is among those most at risk, due to a proposed road project. (Editor’s note: Goforth Creek is a freshwater stream that empties into the Ocoee River in Polk County, east of Chattanooga. Following heavy rains the creek becomes a class five rapid popular with kayakers.) Jeff Hunter, director of the Tennessee Wilderness Campaign for Wild South, said

this listing reinforces the need for passage of the Tennessee Wilderness Act. "If that area had been protected by the Wilderness Act," he noted, "we certainly wouldn't be having this conversation, because it protects these lands in perpetuity from road building, from clear-cut logging or any other development activity." The Tennessee Wilderness Act seeks to designate the first new wilderness area in the state in 25 years, Hunter said, as well as expand five existing areas in the Cherokee National Forest. "Arguably, the 650,000 acres of the Cherokee National

Forest are some of the most biologically rich, temperate forests in the world," he explained. "The biodiversity is simply off the charts, so to have the GoForth Creek area impaired would be terrible." The list of the most endangered places comes from the S o u t h e r n Environmental Law Center (SELC). This year, the list includes the mountains of Virginia and eastern Tennessee because of mountaintop-removal coal mining. SELC legislative director Nat Mund says energy issues are a common theme across the region, but a

healthy environment and a healthy economy can go hand in hand. "We don't need to be mining uranium in southwest Virginia," he said. "We don't need to be blowing the tops off our mountains in east Tennessee and in Virginia. We don't need to be doing hydraulic fracturing in parts of the Piedmont to get energy. We have other sources that are cheaper and easier on the environment." Mund warned that many of the South's natural treasures still are at stake because of short-sighted attempts to weaken safeguards. More information is available at

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Cinema Planet 10 231 Kenworth Blvd Jackson, TN (NEW THURSDAY) BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (PG-13) RunTime 2:04 12:00p 2:30p 5:00p 7:30p 9:55p (NEW THURSDAY) DIE HARD (R) Run Time 1:38 12:45p 3:00p 5:15p 7:40p 9:50p (NEW THURSDAY) ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG) Run Time 1:29 12:30p 2:45p 5:00p 7:15p 9:15p HENSEL & GRETEL (R) 2D Run Time 1:28 12:45p 2:45p 4:45p 7:30p 9:30p IDENTITY THIEF (PG13) Run Time 1:11 12:15p 2:40p 5:05p 7:30p 9:55p MAMA (PG13) Run Time 1:45 Times Thurs-Weds 12:20p 2:30p 4:45p 7:20p 9:35p (NEW THURSDAY) SAFE HAVEN (PG-13) Run Time 1:56 12:10p 2:30p 4:50p 7:25p 9:45p SIDE EFFECTS (R) Run Time 1:45 12:25p 2:40p 4:55p 7:25p 9:40p

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Photo by Sam Evans, SELC

Plans for road construction have landed Goforth Creek Canyon on this year's list of the most endangered places in the South.

Summer food service program seeks sponsors The Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced the availability of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the 2013 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program is intended to assure that children and individuals with disabilities, who rely on free and reduced price meals during the school year, have access to nutritious meals during the summer. DHS needs partners, especially in underserved areas, to help meet these needs. New sponsors and sites are invited to partner with this initiative. Children 18 and under are eligible to receive meals through the SFSP. In addition, a person 19 and older, who has a mental or physical disability and participates during the school year in a public or private non-profit school program established for the disabled, is also eligible to receive meals. Eligible sponsors include

schools, private non-profit organizations, government entities and non-profit residential camps. Sponsors are reimbursed on a per meal basis for meals served to eligible children and may sponsor the SFSP at one or more sites. The criteria for the sponsorship are simple and straightforward, as outlined in the USDA Administrative Guidance for Sponsors Manual. In 2012, a total of 66 sponsors served more than three million meals to children at 1,740 sites across Tennessee. Although this represents a 14 percent growth over 2011, it is estimated that only one out of every eight eligible children was reached by this program. “We are looking forward to once again working with our federal and community partners in assisting low income families with ensuring children have access to nutritional meals during the summer months,” said Department of

Human Services Commissioner, Raquel Hatter. The deadline for new organizations to submit applications for sponsorship to the Tennessee Department of Human Services is at least 30 days prior to the anticipated starting date of their program. Sponsoring organizations must agree to serve meals to all children in attendance regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. If your organization is interested in sponsoring the SFSP in your community, or becoming a feeding site under an existing sponsor, please contact David Farmer or Doug Hutchison, before March 15 at (615) 3134749; or by e-mail at or For more information on the Summer Food Service Program, visit the following w e b s i t e : ummer/.

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Social Security in state goes paperless March 1 John Michaelson Tennessee News Service

A big change is on the way for those Tennesseans who still receive paper checks for their Social Security benefits. All federal payments will be made electronically beginning March 1. “That includes Social Security, Supplemental Security Insurance, veterans’ benefits, all federal payments will be done electronically,” said Maribeth Farringer, executive director of the Council on Aging of Greater Nashville. In Tennessee, 77,000 people still receive paper Social Security checks and another 32,000 receive SSI paper checks. Those who do, she said, have

several options for setting up their electronic payments. “They can go online at They can do it in person, if they’re going to have the money deposited into a checking account at a bank or credit union. Or they can go by phone to the Treasury Department, and that number is 1800-333-1795.” Recipients can either choose to have their benefits deposited directly into a bank account, or receive them on a Direct Express Debit MasterCard. The debit-card method carries some concerns, Farringer said, including the fear that some may think it’s a creditcard solicitation and

throw it away. “Another concern with the debit card, making us think this is not the best option for everyone, is they will only be allowed four transactions without a fee,” she said. “After that, there will be a small fee for each additional transaction within a month.” A fee also is assessed if the card is lost and needs to be replaced. The change to all-electronic payments is expected to save the government $1 billion over the next 10 years. It’s also expected to help cut down on theft of benefit checks. For more information, go online at

Emancipation Proclamation at State Museum Feb. 12-18 The Emancipation Proclamation will be on view at the Tennessee State Museum Feb. 12 -18. The document, which is making its only southeastern U.S. stop in Nashville, will only be on view for 72 hours over the seven days. After that, a facsimile of the document will be in the exhibit. The viewing is in conjunction with the Discovering the Civil War exhibition from Washington D.C.’s National Archives. President Abraham Lincoln signed the document in 1863 proclaiming all those enslaved in Confederate territory to be forever free. 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. “It is an incredible honor for Tennessee to host the Emancipation Proclamation, a document whose significance to the history of this country, and this region in particular, cannot be overstated,” according to The Honorable Bill Haslam, governor of the Volunteer State. “This delicate manuscript represents America’s recognition that all are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and we invite people from across the Southeast and the nation to see and celebrate with us the moment our country officially became the land of the free.” Museum officials estimate that 300 people will be able to see the document each hour. However, time periods will be built in so that when no reser-

vations are sold, lines can catch-up if they are running behind, or to let more people walk in if the line is running on time. The Discovering the Civil War exhibit will continue at the museum through Sept. 1, 2013. Many of the other items on display have never been publicly exhibited. Highlights include the original copy of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery along with South Carolina’s 1860 declaration of secession. This popular traveling exhibit is free to the public, and the State Museum will be the last stop before these historic documents return to Washington D.C. The exhibit is divided into 12 thematic areas that combine great original treasures, engaging touch screen interactive, and social media tools, all selected to illustrate the breadth of the conflict and to ask, “How do we know what happened?” Reservations are on sale through TPAC Ticketing which has ticket windows on site in the same building as the museum. Visitors may obtain a reservation at the windows; by going online to; or by calling a local Nashville number 615782-4040. There will be a handling charge of $1 paid to TPAC Ticketing for each reservation. There is no admission charge to see the document. For additional updates, visit the museum’s website at Discovering the Civil War was created by the National Archives and

State Library and Archives exhibits go on the road Visitors to Collierville’s public library can learn about some of the state’s most horrific natural and human-caused disasters from an exhibit on loan from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The “Disasters in Tennessee” exhibit will be on display at the Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch Jr. Library, 501 Poplar View Parkway in Collierville, through the end

of February. The library is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Gibson County High School has an exhibit on loan concerning the women’s suffrage movement’s history in Tennessee. It is located in the school library, is available for viewing during school hours.

R e c o r d s Administration and the Foundation for the National Archives.

Photo courtesy AARP TN

On Jan. 31, 1940, Ida May Fuller was the first Social Security beneficiary to receive a recurring monthly payment. However, as of March 1, the paper check disappears in favor of electronic payments.

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100 years and counting:

Armour celebrates the century mark She also continues to live alone in her tidy, sophisticatedly decorated home. The best part about turning 100, she said, was to be with her friends and kinfolks. They celebrated with a party at Jack’s.

By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

In 1913, Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States, aviation was still new, the U.S. hadn’t entered World War I, and women didn’t yet have the right to vote. That was also the year that Nellie Bess Armour (nee Summers) was born. Armour celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 26, and she is still going strong. Armour was born in Abilene, Texas, but her family moved to West Tennessee when she was still a young girl. She started school in the community of Lizard Lick, and after graduating high school in 1932, she went on to get her teaching certificate from Freed-Hardeman College. “Brother Hardeman was extra nice to us that we could go up there on a credit,” she recalls. After she received her teaching certificate and finished her two years at FHC, Armour completed her degree on Saturdays and during breaks in the school year while attending Union and Memphis State Universities. She started her teaching career in a two-teacher schoolhouse where she taught the lower grades. For 41 years, she taught the children of Chester County, serving two years at Masseyville, two at Enville, four at Jacks Creek and the remaining 33 in Henderson. Armour met her husband, the late Tom Armour, at a teachers’ meeting before the start of the school year. They were assigned to the same school. “He couldn’t get rid of me,” she laughs. Ironically, her parents met the same way. When World War II began, Mr. Armour was the third man from Chester County called in the draft. Another man volunteered at the same time, making Armour the fourth Chester County man to leave for service. Armour traveled with her husband during some of his stateside duty assignments, but when he was sent overseas, she returned home to Chester County and resumed teaching. Before the war, married women were expected to quit their jobs and manage their households, but teachers were in great

Courtesy photos

On Jan. 26, Armour celebrated her 100th birthday at Jack’s, one of her favorite places to eat. Having passed the century mark, Armour maintains a great deal of independence and remains active and content. demand while thousands of men served overseas. Armour had no trouble returning to her former job. “I always wanted to be a teacher,” she said. The Armours never had children of their own, but she considered each child in her class to be her own special charge. She thought of herself not only as a teacher but as a surrogate parent while the students were away from home. Mr. Armour was eventually elected Superintendent of Schools, and he saw Chester County through both the consolidation of the small community schools and integration. All the while, Mrs. Armour continued to teach until her retirement in 1976. To be an effective teacher, Armour believes that it takes a desire to teach, an understanding of children, and a need to help others. “You have to love children and be interested in what they like to do,” she added. She connected with her students in a special way, and even now, more than 35 years after her retirement, she still meets former students who remember her for her kind and caring classroom demeanor. She can often even recall where in class a former student used to sit. “I’d like to thank the children I’ve had in class,” she said. “They still recognize me. Also, I’d like to thank the parents for being so nice to me while I was teaching. I have absolutely no complaints about the students or parents either one.” Every former student who speaks to her continues to thrill her.

Armour doesn’t have a formula for living to 100, but the secret must be in her genes. Of the seven Summers siblings who lived to adulthood, she is amoung three who lived past 100. Her oldest brother Lloyd lived to 83, Annie to 92, Bonnie to 102, Lucille to 94, Janice 100, and Bynum to 69. Armour is the last of her siblings, but even though she never had children, she has a multitude of nieces and nephews who remain close with their Aunt Nellie Bess. She no longer drives, but she maintains a happy and active life. She is a member of the Eastern Star and the Retired Teachers, and she was also a member of the Bon Tres Club until it disbanded. The weekend following her birthday, she attended church at First Baptist where she has been a member for 85 years. She was recognized as being the oldest member and also for having the longest membership. A gifted needleworker, Armour has created beautiful works of crule embroidery and crocheted afghans.

Armour holds a photo of her and her late husband Tom Armour, who was superintendent of Chester County schools.

Nellie Bess Armour posed with her sisters in this 1989 photo. All of the women surpassed the age of 90, with three living beyond 100 years. From left to right are Armour, Annie, Lucille, Bonnie and Janice.

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District Tourney games at CCHS starting Friday The semi-finals and finals of the District 14AA high school basketball tournament are scheduled at Chester County beginning Friday night. Girls’ semi-finals are Friday and finals Monday. Boys’ semi-finals are Saturday and finals Tuesday. There will be two games each night beginning at 6 p.m. The top four teams in each tournament advance to the region tournament beginning late next week. South Side will host Chester County boys at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Feb. 14, in the first round of the district tournament in Jackson. The winner plays at Eagle Gym Monday night.

Dixie Youth schedules meetings, tryouts

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Hanna Kirk, left, of Crowley’s Ridge, and Freed-Hardeman’s Hayley Newby battle for a loose ball Feb. 5 at the Brewer Sports Center. (See story, Page 2-B.)

Two chosen for TranSouth honors Hatfield is Pitcher of the Week

Shumpert takes another award

After a dominating performance on the mound to open the 2013 baseball season, FreedHardeman University's Chris Hatfield has been honored by the TranSouth Conference as its conference pitcher of the week. Hatfield, a 6-foot-1 junior from Knoxville, picked up the win in a game against St. Catherine College in the Lions’ season opener on Friday afternoon. He yielded just one unearned run on three hits, walking one and striking out five as the 22ndHATFIELD ranked Lions swept the Patriots in a double-header at Carnes Field. Hatfield retired the final 13 men he faced in the contest, helping to propel Freed-Hardeman to a 4-0 week to open the year. The Lions travel to Cumberland University on Wednesday for a single nine-inning game before returning to Carnes Field for a four-game series with future conference mate Harris-Stowe State beginning on Friday.

Freed-Hardeman University senior Natalie Shumpert earned her third TranSouth Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week honor. Shumpert, a 5-foot-4 guard from Paducah, Ky., helped lead the No. 1 Lady Lions to a 3-0 week. Her best game came in a conference win at Martin Methodist College when she scored 25 points in a 73-41 victory. She played SHUMPERT limited minutes in FHU's two other wins, both blowouts, scoring 13 and 10 points respectively while playing a combined 22:38 in the two games. For the week she averaged 16 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game while shooting 59 percent from the field. She is now seventh all-time scoring list at FreedHardeman with 1,866 points. FHU is 24-1 on the season and 5-0 in conference play.

Cold night freezes CC chances

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Kelsey Luttrell of the Chester County Eaglettes put up a shot against McNairy Central Friday at Eagle Gym.

Chester County’s Eaglettes began the regular season finale Friday night shooting ice cubes from the field, and finished just as frosty, resulting in a 39-31 loss to arch-rival McNairy Central. The setback for CCHS at home left the Eaglettes and Lady Bobcats in a tie for second place in the district standings, and predictably the tiebreakers dropped Chester County to third in this week’s district tournament. CCHS shot zero for 11 from the field in the first period, many of which were open shots under the basket, enabling McNairy to jump to an 11-3 lead. A second period flourish left the hosts down only seven at intermission. However, the weather changed in the third quarter with McNairy going cold from the field, two of 14. A three-pointer by Darby Miskelly with 4:05 to go in the period brought the Eaglettes all the way back to take their first lead, 25-

24. Entering the final quarter with that onepoint edge, CCHS again went cold from the field, and before they could adjust, McNairy had regained the lead and never looked back. Even when the “Bobkittens” missed a shot, they out-muscled the Eaglettes for nearly every rebound, unofficially taking that statistic 36-15 for the game. With McNairy nursing a two-point lead and 2:40 to play in the contest, they predictably and appropriately began to play “freeze ball.” CCHS scored only one more point for the rest of the game. Unofficially, CCHS hit only 10 of 36 attempts from the field, to 12 of 40 for McNairy. The visitors won the game due to their rebound edge, especially on the offensive boards, which resulted in numerous free throw attempts. See CCHS, Page 2-B

The Chester County Dixie Youth Association has announced several meeting dates as well as the dates for signups, tryouts, and opening day of the season. • Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., Chester County Courthouse, meeting to discuss fund-raising activities • Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m., Coaches’ meeting. All persons wanting to coach in the girls’ softball or boys’ baseball program are urged to be present. • March 4, 6:30 p.m., Meeting for discussion of bids. • March 9. Signup date at the ball park. • March 16 – Tryouts at the ball park – 10 a.m. for girls’ softball, 1 p.m. for boys’ baseball. • April 20 – Opening day. More information will be announced soon.

Signups announced for Special Needs Basketball It’s time for Special Needs Athletics Basketball in Selmer. The first game will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4. All games will be played on at 6:30 p.m. on Monday nights at the Selmer Community Center located at 230 N. Fifth St. Games will run for six weeks, with the last game being on April 8. Sign-up forms can be picked up and turned in at the Selmer Community Center. Anyone planning on participating will need to have their forms turned in no later than Feb. 15 in order to get their team shirt. For more information call Linda Taylor at 731-610-7557. Everyone is invited to support these incredible athletes!

Bike ride, run, walk to benefit MS Warriors Emilee’s MS Warriors is hosting a bicycle ride, and 5K run/walk to benefit Emilee Smith in her fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Smith is the daughter of Tim and Brenda Warren and Jeff Smith. The event takes place March 9 from the No Xcuse Fitness on Front St. in Henderson. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the five-mile, 15-mile or 30-mile bike ride starting at 8 a.m. The race/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $20 in advance by Feb. 26, or $25 day of race. For more information, call Misty Weaver at 610-6343, Robert Heathcock at 610-2626, or Ashley Butler at No Xcuse at 610-1519 or 4351016.

Weight loss challenge offered by Back Pain Clinic Back Pain Relief Clinic is holding a weight loss challenge with a $1,000 prize to launch a new health program. Take Shape for Life (FSFL) is the name of the program, but it is more than a weight loss plan or diet. TSFL is advertised as a program for healthy living that begins with changes in eating and ends with habits for life. Interested participants can call 935-0090 to learn more or to sign up. There are no public weigh-ins, everything is discreet. Deadline is March 1.

Golf scramble to benefit Relay An 18-hole four-person golf scramble is set for April 13 at Woodland Hills Golf and Country Club, with proceeds benefitting Relay for Life. Taco Bell of Henderson is sponsoring the event with flight payouts beginning at $1,000, and there will be a $10,000 hole-in-one prize. Lunch will be provided at 11 a.m., with tee-off at noon. For more information, contact Denise Kinchen at 989-0063 or 608-2650, or call the country club at 988-5311.

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Late drought burns Lions It was a much closer game than was the first matchup between Freed-Hardeman and Martin Methodist College this season, but the FreedHardeman University Lions' late-game struggles again played a big factor in a 56-48 loss to the RedHawks on Thursday night in Pulaski. FHU (10-16, 1-5) overcame a cold start and battled back from a 16-point deficit to eventually pull within three points (50-47) following a transition three-pointer from Debrell McLemore with 5:06 left. But as has been the case since the calendar flipped to 2013, the Lions struggled to find offense in the game's final five minutes missing their last eight shots and settling for one free throw as the RedHawks were able to hold on for the win. After forcing a turnover following McLemore's three-pointer, the Lions had a chance to pull within one or tie the game but Vincent Dotson forced a shot in the paint and the RedHawks got a basket in the paint on their next trip down the floor. FHU would get no closer than five points the rest of the way. Martin Methodist did not fare much better itself offensively in the last five minutes, particularly from the line where the RedHawks went two-for-eight while trying to put the game away. The last missed free throw was rebounded by MMC and eventually converted into a basket by Jeremy Rodgers. Despite poor shooting (28.6 percent), it was rebounding that did the most damage to FHU. Martin dominated the glass, getting more than double what the Lions did (53-25) while getting 22 offensive boards. Rodgers and Davie Champagnie combined for 36 rebounds, 11 more than the entire FHU lineup. Reginald Gilmore led all scorers with 15 points while Mark Brown added 11 and McLemore contributed 10 off the bench.

Lady Lions share NAIA No. 1 The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions moved back into the top spot in the NAIA in the Division I Women's Basketball Coaches Poll released on Feb. 5. The No. 1 ranking is shared by FHU and Oklahoma City University tied atop the poll. The previous No. 1, Lubbock Christian University, lost to then-No. 3 Oklahoma City for the second time this season. The big win for the Stars helped them into a tie for the top spot with FHU, which has not lost since Jan. 2. The top billing is the third in program history for Freed-Hardeman, which held the No. 1 spot for two weeks in the 2011-12 season.

FHU shreds three opponents

The Lady Lions basketball team at FreedHardeman University played last week like their No. one ranking by shredding three opponents. FHU missed setting the NAIA record for the most points in a half by a single point, building an 88-14 halftime lead on its way to a 140-29 win over visiting Crowley's Ridge College on Feb. 5 at the Brewer Sports Center. The Lady Lions (22-1) shot an astounding 79.5 percent from the floor in the first half and were even better from three-point range at 15-for-18. The long-distance shots stopped falling quite as often for the rest of the game, but Kenley Crowell's three-pointer with 7:03 to go was FHU's 19th and broke the program record for most threes in a game - a record set earlier this season. The 140 points was the second-most in school history and the most scored at home. The 111point margin of victory was also a new program record, besting the previous mark of 101 points. Shelby Taylor led all scorers with a careerhigh 16 points. Tish Baugus posted her first double-double of her career with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Cynthia Woodward added 15 points while Grace Alonso de Armino had 14 and Ashley Tate, Natalie Shumpert and Brittany

Late CCHS Eagle lead slips away Chester County seemed on the verge of the Eagles’ first district win of the current basketball season, leading entering the final period Friday at Eagle Gym. However, the visiting McNairy Central team staged a frantic comeback, scoring 28 points in the last quarter to overtack CCHS 70-61. It was the final regular season game for each team before this week’s district tournament. After the teams fought to a 14-14 tie after the first quarter, CCHS dominated play inside the paint and began to pull ahead. Eagle post player Jared Humphry went to the charity stripe eight times over the next two quarters, making seven. Andree Hardee with two three points, and Konner Lindsey and Zach Phillips one, over the middle two quarters, and defensively, the Eagles limited McNairy to only 14 points in each of the first three periods. However, taking a nine-point lead to the

fourth quarter, Chester County saw the wheels come off the bus. Ball-handling mistakes enabled the Bobcats to erase those nine points, and the final two minutes found Chester County trying to play catch up. Each team shot poorly from the free-throw line in the final period, with the Eagles hitting only seven of 16 attempts in the final period and the Cats only 11 of 21. However, CCHS also went frosty from the field enabling McNairy to hold off the last gasp Eagle efforts. Humphry had 22 points to lead all scorers. Earlier in the week, South Side secured the District 14-AA regular season championship with an 81-61 victory over Chester County in Jackson Feb. 5. Feb. 5 at Jackson Chester Co. 18-12- 7-24=61 South Side 27-25-17-12=81 CC – McPherson 9, Z. Phillip 9, J. Phillips 8, Holman 8, Lindsey 8, Humphry 6, Stablein 5, Scales 2, Scott 2, Hardee 2, Hilton 2. SS – Merriweather 22, White 17, Fuller 11, Barford 8, Smith 7, Henning 5, Beard 4, Murphy 3, Spann 2.

Golf Tournaments Date April 13

Event Time Taco Bell - Relay for Life Noon

Date Feb. 23

Race Time Bookin’ it for the Library 9 a.m.

Date March 9

Race Emilee’s MS Warriors

Time 8:00 a.m

Date Feb. 14 Feb. 16

Opponent Bethel Mid-Continent

Time 6:00 2:00

Location McKenzie Sports Ctr.

Date Feb. 14

Opponent Bethel

Time 8:00

Location McKenzie


Bike Rides

Location Woodland Hills

Location CC Library Location Front St.

Freed-Hard. Women’s Basketball

Freed-Hardeman Men’s Basketball Chester County High Basketball

Date Opponent Time District Tournament Now in Progress Feb. 22-28 Region 7-AA Tournament

Location Henderson Dyersburg

Date Opponent Feb. 13 Cumberland Feb. 15 Harris-Stowe State (2) Feb. 16 Harris-Stowe State (2) Feb. 19 Lindenwood-Belleville (2) Feb. 22 Judson (2)

Location Lebanon Henderson Henderson

Freed-Hardeman Baseball Time 2:00 3:00 Noon 2:00 3:00

Belleville, Ill.


Freed-Hardeman Softball

Date Opponent Feb. 15 Campbellsville * Cumberland * Feb. 16 Reinhardt * Lindsey Wilson * Feb. 19 Lyon (2)

Place Time Pulaski 2:00 Pulaski 5:00 Pulaski 2:00 Pulaski 4:00 Henderson 3:00 * Martin Methodist Meltdown

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Chester County’s Tyler Holman is fouled by a McNairy defender in the first half of the regular season’s final game Friday at Eagle Gym. Three-point shots: CC – McPherson, Z. Phillips. SS – White 5, Merriweather. Feb. 8 at Eagle Gym McNairy Ct. 14-14-14-28=70 Chester Co. 14-19-18-15=66 MC – Reggie McNeal 20, Barnes 15, Littlejohn 14, Harris 5, Dancer 5, Sanders 4, Nixon 3, Crabb 2, Bond 2.

CC – Jared Humphry 22, Zach Phillips 17, Lindsey 9, Hardee 6, Holman 6, Scott 2, Scales 2, McPherson 2. Three-point shots: MC – McNeal 2, Barnes, Dancer. CC – Hardee 2, Z. Phillips. Records: MC – 12-14. CC – 324. END OF REGULAR SEASON

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6, Forrest 6, Swift 2. Three-point shots: CC – Couch. SS – Miller, Tipler. Records: CC – 18-8. SS – 15-9.

CCHS McNairy was 13 of 24 at the line, to only seven of 18 for Chester County. Eaglette leading scorer Tamacha Couch was held to only two points and no field goals. Elantra Cox took up much of the slack with nine points, eight of which came in the second period. Miskelly contributed eight. Mikaela Rowland led the victors with 13 and a pair of threes. The loss to McNairy came following a nice performance by the Eaglettes at South Side in Jackson Feb. 5, a 52-40 victory. With a two-point lead at halftime, CCHS took charge with a 14-4 third period. Couch had eight of her 15 points in the final period. Miskelly and Iesha Sims had eight each. The Lady Hawks were led by Stephanie Tipler’s 14, and star Ke’shunan James had a dozen. Feb. 5 at Jackson Chester Co. 9-14-14-15=52 South Side 10-11- 4-15=40 CC – Tamacha Couch 15, Adrianna Amos 11, Miskelly 8, Sims 8, Cox 6, Luttrell 4. SS – Stephanie Tipler 14, Ke’shunan James 12, Miller

Montgomery had 13 apiece. Chynna Helton added 12 points and seven assists.

Martin is no match FHU did not shoot the ball nearly as well as they did in their near-record setting performance the previous game, but it was still plenty good enough to earn a road win over Martin Methodist on Feb. 7 in Pulaski. Shumpert continued to thrive against the RedHawks, scoring a game-high 25 points. In her last five games against MMC, the senior has averaged 26.2 points per game. Maria Bagwell added 10 points while Alonso de Armino narrowly missed a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds.

Another 100

For the second time in the week the Lady Lions surpassed 100 points, this time picking up a 101-34 win over Morris College on Friday night at the Brewer Sports Center. Six Lady Lions scored in double figures led by Alonso de Armino's career-high 19 points. Montgomery added 17 while Newby and Woodward each had 12. Tate and Shumpert contributed 11 and 10 points respectively. The Lady Lions return to the floor tonight, Thursday, visiting No. 16 Bethel University.

Pitching leads FHU sweeps The No. 22 Freed-Hardeman University Lions swept a baseball double-header from St. Catharine College on a cold and windy Friday afternoon at Carnes Field in a pair of pitchers' duels, 2-1 and 1-0 on the season’s opening day. FHU followed that up by taking two from Williams Baptist on Saturday. Chris Hatfield (1-0) went the distance in game one Friday in his first start as a Lion, allowing one unearned run on three hits, but had it not been for a seventh-inning rally, his start would have gone unrewarded. The Patriots brought in Cody Alvey in the seventh to attempt to close the game, but Ryan Huber kept FHU's hopes alive with a two-out single, then stole second base. Bob Seda later hit a walk-off triple that brought home both Huber and Mackey for the game-winning runs. Hatfield gave up back-to-back singles to the first two batters he faced but worked out of the inning by allowing only one run. From there, he allowed only one hit and one walk, and retired the last 13 batters he faced. In game two, Dan Creighton picked up where Hatfield left off. Creighton (1-0) worked 5-2/3 innings, allowing three hits and three walks. Suttles returned to close the game in the seventh, allowing only a two-out single that did no damage to earn his first save of the season. FHU got its lone run in the first inning on a Huber RBI single that brought in Kyle Dearing from third. Saturday, FHU again used pitching to earn a double-header sweep, this time taking two from Williams Baptist College on Saturday by the score of 3-1in both games. Ryan Fares went the distance in the first game, tossing an eight-strikeout one-hitter while the Lions scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to break a 1-1 tie. In the second game, FHU starter Derek Emily shut down the Eagles after allowing one run on three hits in the second inning. Bobby Seda added insurance with a solo home run in the sixth.

Feb. 8 at Eagle Gym McNairy Ct.11-10- 5-13=39 Chester Co. 3-11-13- 4=31 MC – Mikaela Rowland 13, Burge 7, Woods 7, Phelps 6, Sweat 4, Chappell 2. CC – Cox 9, Miskelly 8, Sims 6, Amis 4, Couch 2, Luttrell 2. Three-point shots: MC – Rowland 2. CC – Miskelly 2, Cox. Records: MC – 18-5 (10-4). CC – 18-9 (10-4).

Unity Baptist Youth Duck Hunt

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The youth from Unity Baptist Church recently had a successful duck hunt near the Mississippi River, bagging 32 ducks and one snow goose. Participants and adult leaders included Kenneth Twyman, David Wyatt, Ranny Morris, Stephen Morris, Cody Hopper, Nick Mayfield, Cameron Taylor, Kasey Twyman, Halley Stegall and Dustin Warren.

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Astrophysicist to discuss Genesis 1 at Freed-Hardeman By Amy Tims

Astrophysicist Nobie Stone will speak to Freed-Hardeman University students Wednesday, Feb. 20. Retired from NASA where he was a senior scientist at the Marshall Space Flight Center, he flew science experiments on eight space missions and served as mission scientist for the STS-46 and STS-75 space shuttle missions. At two of the sessions, Stone will present information gleaned from his series, “A Reasonable Answer.” His intent is to help Christians give a “reasonable” answer for their faith in today’s secular world, as commanded by the Apostle Peter in I Peter 3:15. Stone will present a short introduction to the material at FHU’s 10:30 a.m. chapel program in Loyd Auditorium. He will discuss the current status of faith in America, the philosophies that have led to it and some of the effects it has on society. The second session, set for 2 p.m. in Ayers Auditorium, is entitled “Genesis 1 and Lessons from Space: The Special Nature of the Earth.” “We will tour our solar system as we peer through the most

By Ally Rogers All students participated in Phase Two of the Constructed Response Assessment this week in their math classes. They were allowed 55 minutes to take the assessment. We commend them on their effort. The volleyball team played in two away games this week and in a tournament at FreedHardeman University over the weekend. They will play at 5 p.m. Friday at home against Middleton. They will be on the road again against Lexington next Tuesday. Try to come and support our coaches and volleyball team. The soccer team is practicing and will begin their season March 7 with a scrimmage. They are coached by Tommie Kirk and Hunter Callis. Their schedule will be announced soon. During their Health

powerful telescopes man has ever made, look down on the planets from orbiting probes and peer out at strange and awesome panoramas that stretch out before landers sitting on the surfaces of the distant planets,” Stone said. Against this backdrop, he will discuss the special nature of the earth and the environment it provides. He will consider the creation revealed in Gen. 1 in light of the lessons learned from space. The final session, to be held at 7 p.m. in the Henderson Church of Christ auditorium, is called “Genesis 1 and Lessons from Space: The Cosmos.” Stone will offer a tour of the cosmos as seen through the Hubble and Chandra telescopes, beginning at the sun, moving through the Milky Way and extending to the edge of the visible cosmos. He will provide alternative views of how the material universe came to be. The Big Bang Theory and the creation story of Genesis 1 will be evaluated in light of fundamental laws of nature. The public is invited to attend any or all of these sessions. Admission is free. classes this past week Emily Pitt from EdSouth came and spoke to the eighth grade classes on transitioning into High School. She gave them some very important information and even gave away some door prizes, too! Mrs. Ally coordinated her coming, and will soon be talking to the eighth graders, along with Mrs. Goff, the High School counselor, about schedules and classes for next year. On March 7, the high school will host an eighth grade night for students and their parents. Please make sure you attend this very informative meeting. We will go over class selection and four year plans and you will have a chance to ask any questions that you may have. Dates to put on your calendars include: Feb. 18 - No school Feb. 28 - Spring Pictures March 7 - Eighth grade night at the high school March 16 - Hillbilly wedding April 12 - Spring banquet.

East Chester Eagles are soaring high! East Chester students completed the Computers for Education activity this week, which earns money for our school. Our parents and students worked very hard to fill postcards out for this program. Thank you to all parents and students for your help! Our Relay for Life Baked Potato Supper tickets are on sale now! The Relay for Life Baked Potato Supper is scheduled for Feb. 19, followed by a Patriotic Program presented by our third-graders. You will not want to miss this special presentation! Our students will be taking their Winter STAR Reading and Math assessments the last week in February. We are working very hard to prepare to do our best on the test! Valentine parties will be on Feb. 14. Please sign up with your child’s teacher if you plan on coming to the party. The office will be checking names, and if your name isn’t on the list, you won’t be able to attend. We want our children to be safe. East Chester students are working very hard this year! Kindergarten students are learning about polar animals. This week Mrs. Michelle’s students made blubber, the primary storage location of fat on some mammals. The children really enjoyed this activity. They are learning about meas-

By Melissa Kinard Each week classroom teachers select a student that has worked hard, used time wisely, observed school rules, and completed all assignments. Last week’s selected students are Sara Kirk, Hannah Cooper, Makenzie Matthews, Tyler Frye, Ben Arnold, Stacy Xiao, Evan Allen, Neely Fletcher, Kendalyn Shipman, Carley Hughes, Mary Grace Shiers, Abby Arnold, Mia Hurst, Milla Mounce, Kenderick

urement this week, and are reading “Three Snow Bears,” by Jan Brett. They are learning about small, medium and large. First grade students are working very hard. They are progressing through each unit in our Readwell program. Students are predicting, making inferences and answering comprehension questions in each unit. They are introduced to sounds and tricky words. Our students are sounding out words and learning spelling patterns with each unit. First grade teachers are very proud of how well our students are responding to the Readwell program! They enjoy each unit that contains information related to science or social studies. Firstgraders love the “Ticket to Read” computer program that goes along with Readwell. They are writing sentences which include correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling, and are learning first grade sight words. They are adding and subtracting tens and ones, and working on adding and subtracting fluently to 20. Second grade students are corresponding with Southern Oaks residents. They are learning about measurement. Third grade students are studying different famous AfricanAmericans this week in honor of Black History month. They are reading about Harriet Tubman, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglas and Jackie Robinson. They are reading the book “If You Lived on the U n d e r g r o u n d Railroad.” They are working on subject/verb agreement, and are learning about fractions. East Chester eagles continue to soar!!!!!!! Tole, Lauren Talbott and Luke Noles. Mrs. Swope recognizes these students during morning announcements, and awards each of them an icecream coupon. IXL fourth grade Honor Roll for the month of January: First Place – Tori Trice; second Place – Ashenta Robinson; and third Place – Riley Haltom. IXL fifth Grade Honor Roll for January: First Place – Ashanti Posey; second Place Kendyle Herron; and third Place – Jertavis Arnold. Other dates to remember: Feb. 18 - No school Feb. 20 - 2nd Math Constructed Response Test March 9 - CCMS Pageant March 25-29 - Spring Break.

UTC names locals to Dean’s List Local students are on the spring semester 2012 Deans list at The University of T e n n e s s e e , Chattanooga. On the Deans list from Chester County are Courtney Coburn, Danielle Ducheny, Kelly Ducheny and Spring McDonald.

To qualify for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must earn a term grade point average of 3.2 or higher semester grade point average. Students must complete at least 12 credit hours, not counting work taken on a satisfactory/no-credit basis, to be eligible.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

High school beginning class selection for 2013-14 Parents of nine- to eleventh-graders at Chester County High School should take note that the school is beginning class selection for the 2013-14 school year. In the next few weeks, students will be sitting down with an advisor and select-

ing classes and checking progress toward graduation. Forms and information will then sent home for parents to review and return. If you have questions, call school counselor Darlene Goff at 989-8125, or email

“Invitation to Innovation” is Feb. 19 at U of M By Curt Guenther UM Director of Communications Services

The Center for Entrepreneurship (CEI) will host “The Invitation to I n n o v a t i o n ” Entrepreneurship Expo on Feb. 19 at the University of Memphis’ FedEx Institute of Technology. The event will feature a day of presentations by people knowledgeable about business startups, plus an “Entrepreneur Village,” where successful start-up creators will showcase their new businesses. The Expo is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The Entrepreneur Village, which highlights 18 successful entrepreneurs, will open at 10 a.m. in the FedEx Institute’s

lobby. Businesses such as Magician’s Marshmallows, Custom Coin Holders, PreTTi Sweet Cupcakes, and others, will be stationed at booths, displaying their products, providing samples, and answering questions about their entrepreneurial ventures. The line-up of speakers in the M e t h o d i s t Presentation Theatre will present ideas that can help entrepreneurs realize their dreams. A schedule of the CEI Expo is available online at http://ceiatuniversityofmemphis.w More information is available from the CEI office at 901-678-5266 or kcnklnpn@memphis.e du.

Career Expo at U of M is Feb. 20 By Curt Guenther UM Director of Communications Services

The University of Memphis Spring Career and Internship Expo will offer current students and alumni an opportunity to find jobs and internships with prospective employers. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the University Center Ballroom. More than 70 companies and organizations, including FedEx, International Paper, Regions Financial Corp., CN Railway, Northwestern M u t u a l , ServiceMaster and others will recruit for interns as well as entry-level and advanced positions. U

By Vicki Brower Jacks Creek School has been a busy place as of late. Firstgraders are working on research papers and second-graders have had a lot of fun doing a snowman glyph and writing a story about their snowman. Third-graders have been working hard and filling their brains full of knowledge! Please remember to have your child read

of M students and alumni can network, obtain career information, and gain experience talking to employers. The expo is free and open to students and alumni. Pre-registration is not required. Attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of their résumés. Parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage adjacent to the University Center. For more information, call 901-678-2239 or visit The event is hosted by the U of M Career Services Office. aloud to you each night, and study, study, study multiplication! A reading log is kept in students’ folders at all times. Any time your child reads to you be sure to write it down and initial. Students receive tickets for time spent reading at home. Parent Involvement took place on Tuesday, Feb. 12th. Parents listened to Justin Denbow and Celinda Davidson speak about school safety, bullying issues and parent concerns. Later, P.E. students demonstrated P.E. routines for parents. Finally, parents and students were dismissed to classrooms where Read Well and other reading strategies were discussed.

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By Cathy Whitehead Students at West have been hard at work this week! Kindergarten classes have been learning all about bees this past week during the letter “Bb” unit in Read Well. They learned that bees communicate with each other through buzzing and the waggle dance to let each other know that nectar is near! They have also been sharing what they’ve learned by writing stories about bees. In math, all are working hard on addition and subtraction. Parents, please practice these skills at home with your child during homework time or whenever the opportunity presents itself, such as when waiting in the grocery store line or driving down the road. You could even practice math at the dinner table by subtracting how many peas you eat! After receiving 347 gallon jugs and three half-gallon jugs, Mrs. Misty’s students are finally enjoying sitting and reading inside their very own igloo every day. Students have been learning about the Arctic and Antarctic regions this winter, and now have a little bit of it right here at home. Thank you to everyone who sent in the jugs! First-graders have enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a frog while reading “Frog and Toad” books. They’ve also been working very hard to become fluent with their math facts. Second-graders are studying measurement. They now know the difference between inches and centimeters, how to measure with paper clips, and how to estimate lengths. Parents, please continue to encourage your students to do Ticket to Read, IXL Math, and Xtra Math at home. Third grade students have been preparing for their upcoming Constructed Response Assessments by writing persuasive essays and completing multiplication and division math tasks. Mrs. Denise Davidson’s students are working hard to meet their goal of mastering the 0-10 multiplication tables by Valentine’s Day. Half of the class has already met the goal, and the rest of the class is hard at work. If you see any of these students, encourage them to study their multiplication tables and congratulate them on a job well done. Mrs. Starla’s STAR AWARD (Super Testing Accelerated Reader) recipients for the month of January are: First Grade – Cooper Bates, Chandler Cranford, Kylee Crawford, Peyton Griswell, Alexia Lancaster, Colton Layden, Jacob Matthews, Lashon Mitchell, Brooklyn Rush, Alaina Sanchez, Hannah Wakefield, Jessica Wood, Alissa Arnold, Jaden Case, Reagan Gowler, Stephanie Gutierrez, M i c h a e l Moore and Skye Smith. Second Grade – Collin Dibnah and Dre’Tavous Turner. Third Grade – Nicholas Baker, Gavin Crawford, Kenny Dix , Ashlinn Kaneer, Morgan Quarles and Zoey Zdravkov. West Chester recently held its Parent Involvement Winter Fun Fest. Parents attended three informative sessions to help their children succeed in school. The sessions included: “Guiding Your Child to Success,” “Physical Activity Fun,” and “Common Core Standards.” Please make a note of these important dates: Feb. 18 – No School for Presidents’ Day Feb. 19 – Lions Club will be eye screening grades K and 2 Feb. 19– Spring individual and group pictures. These will be head-to-toe photographs, so be sure to polish those shoes! Feb. 21 – Third grade math CRA Feb. 25 through March 1 – STAR testing for all grades

Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester Elementary, Jacks Creek Elementary, and West Chester Elementary Schools and Chester County Middle School *Milk choice offered daily Monday, February 18 No School - Presidents’ Day Tuesday, February 19 Chicken nuggets or Chili cheese max wrap Mashed potatoes, green beans, glazed carrots Salad Roll Strawberries or apple (wedges) Wednesday, February 20 Baked fish/hushpuppies or Turkey & cheese sandwich Macaroni & cheese, white beans, cole slaw, collard greens Salad Orange (wedges) Juice

Thursday, February 21 Taco /trimmings or Ham and cheese sandwich Fiesta rice, pinto beans, baked apples Salad Friday, February 22 Pizza or tuna sandwich Steamed broccoli/cheese, baked potato Salad Pineapple chunks or orange (wedged)

Chester County Junior High School *Cereal, fruit, milk choice offered daily Monday, February 18 No school - Presidents’ Day Tuesday, February 19 Chicken rings or Country fried steak Black-eyed peas, broccoli/ cheese, mashed potatoes Salad Roll Diced peaches or apple, orange Wednesday, February 20 Vegetable beef soup or Corndog Corn, baby carrots, pickle spears

Salad Grilled cheese sandwich Crackers Orange wedges or Juice Choice or Apples Thursday, February 21 Poppy seed chicken casserole or Ham and cheese sandwich Green beans, glazed sweet potatoes Salad, Roll Mandarin oranges or apple, orange, banana Friday, February 22 Pizza or Bologna & cheese sandwich California blend, baked potato rounds Salad Strawberries or apple, orange, banana

Chester County High School *Cereal, fruit choice, fruit juice, and milk choice offered daily Also, pizza choice each day Monday, February 18 No School - Presidents’ Day Tuesday, February 19 Chicken rings or Pizza choice/Open salad bar

Mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, small salad Rolls Mandarin oranges, apple, orange Juice Wednesday, February 20 Chicken pot pie or Pizza choice/ small salad Open salad bar Tiny whole potatoes, green peas, steamed carrots, small salad Rolls Applesauce, apple, orange, banana Juice Thursday, February 21 Roast pork/gravy or Pizza/fries/ small salad Salad box (ham) Mashed potatoes, purple hull peas, turnip greens, salad Roll Peaches, apple, orange, banana Juice Friday, February 22 Chicken fajita (2 lines)/trimmings Pizza / fries – open salad bar Fiesta rice, pinto beans, sweet potato casserole Pineapple, apple, orange, banana Juice

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Learning about healthy hearts

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East Chester Elementary students and staff are participating in American Heart Month. Amy Tims’ class, above, is learning about healthy hearts and spreading the word by eating healthy snacks, walking during recess and wearing red every Friday. At right is East Chester principal Kim Scott.

East Chester School Nurse, Kari Perry, at right, offered blood pressure screenings and heart healthy advice at a booth for faculty and staff, including Victoria Botts, left.

FHU students and professors published in review

U OF M Law School to host diversity and pre-law day

All students enrolled in last spring’s herpetology class at FreedHardeman University, taught by Dr. Brian Butterfield, were published in the December 2012 edition of the quarterly “Herpetological Review.” The “Herpetological Review” is peerreviewed and includes articles and notes related to the field of herpetology. The review is published by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, one of the premier amphibian and reptile societies. According to Butterfield, his stu-

dents identified species that had not been officially documented in Chester, McNairy and Hardin counties. The spring peeper, spiny softshell, Southeastern fivelined skink, little brown skink, yellowbellied kingsnake and diamond-backed watersnake were among the species identified. Students who identified previously undocumented species included these: Chavonna Christy, Catherine Combs, Savannah Cole, Summer Cole, Mark Cooper, Ashley Foster, Whitney Pirtle Gravelle, Ethan

Kuykendall, Melissa Marshall, Marcus Posey, Sarah Tucker and Abigail Vann. Non-students who participated in the activity and were published included Dr. LeAnn Self-Davis, Lee Barton and Joey Butterfield. Butterfield offers herpetology, an upperdivision zoology course, in the spring semester of odd years. “I am keenly interested in my students participating in the scientific process,” he said. “Publishing in the scientific arena provides my students rich academic experiences as well as builds their resumes for scientific pursuits beyond Freed-Hardeman.”

Exchange student host families needed World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a highly respected, non-profit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea, and the former Soviet Republics. Students are already waiting word on their host families for the 2013/14 academic school year (or

semester). Host families provide room, board and guidance for a teenager living thousands of miles from home. Couples, single parents, and families with or without children in the home are all encouraged to apply. The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before the 2013/14 school year begins and each World Heritage student is fully insured, brings

his/her own spending money and expects to bear his/her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. If you are interested in opening your home and sharing your family life with a young person from abroad, please call Local Area Representative Brandy Hudson at 2179448 or 1-800-888-9040, or visit website at

Donation for Outdoor Learning Center

By Curt Guenther UM Director of Communications Services

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host Diversity and Pre-Law Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to diversity in the legal profession. The event is geared towards diverse undergraduate students interested in the study of law. Each participant will hear from law school administrators, faculty, and current students. They will receive tips on how to prepare for law school and how to submit a competitive law school application. Students will also receive invaluable information on financial aid and scholarships, learn

about the legal profession, and the impact of law on diverse members of society. The keynote speaker for this event is renowned actor, author, and Harvard Law School graduate, Hill Harper. Harper is best known for his acting role on the hit TV series CSI: NY, and for his authorship of four inspirational New York Times bestsellers entitled “Letters to a Young Brother,” “Letters to a Young Sister,” “The Conversation,” and “The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place.” He is also a sixtime recipient of the NAACP Image Award for his writing and acting works, and the founder of the Manifest Your Destiny

Foundation, which is dedicated to “empowering, encouraging, and inspiring youth to succeed through mentorship, scholarship, and grant programs.” The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, the society for legal education in the United States. Graduates of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law include judges, other public servants, and leading practitioners in the Mid-South and throughout the nation. More information is available online a t w.

FHU professor speaks at PTA conference Dr. Jeffry Cozzens, director of E d u c a t i o n a l Leadership at FreedHardeman University, spoke at the Tennessee PTA Delta Regional Conference and Workshop in Memphis Jan. 26. His presentation, entitled “Engaging the Principal: Parent Involvement in Education,” was in accordance with the overall theme, “Unity in the Community: We Are One.” Cozzens’ presentation highlighted the

importance of family involvement in education. He said, “The most promising opportunity for student achievement occurs when families, schools and community organizations work together.” To bridge the gap between principal and parents, Cozzens recommended building relations and support for all children, as well as building trust through actions. Cozzens was invited to present at the conference by Charla

Sparks, president of the Tennessee PTA. The event was conducted at the Central Office of the Shelby County Unified School District. Cozzens has spent more than 30 years in public education, working as a band director, assistant principal, principal, and central office administrator. In addition to his position as a director at FHU, Cozzens teaches education classes at the graduate level.

FHU students present statistical research at conference

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Chester County Middle School recently received a grant from Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. The matching grant will allow the school to provide an Outdoor Learning Center for students and teachers. The outdoor area will include a place for reading, an outdoor classroom and raised beds for gardening. The project will begin this school year and should be complete by May. Pictured are the school’s Healthy School Team members - Kayla Taylor, Heather Griffin, Suzanne McCarver, Principal Cristy Swope, Gaye Phillips, Karen Callis, Nancy Connor and Kelley Hickman

Freed-Hardeman University students presented statistical research at the 15th Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics Jan. 2527. Three senior math majors: Lauren Akin, Whitney Turner and Leah Wright presented the results of their research. Jamie Holtin, instructor of mathematics and computer science, supervised the research and accompanied the students to the conference. The presentation covered data collected from general education mathematics classes spanning a twoyear period. The

resulting statistics suggest that afternoon classes yield better pass rates than morning classes, optimal class size ranges from 24-29, and the length of a class period has no statistical significance. The plenary speakers at the conference were Rekha Thomas and Cathy O’Neil. Thomas received her PhD in Operations Research from Cornell University. She is currently a math professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. O’Neil taught mathematics at Barnard College before working as an analyst for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw & Co. She then proceeded to join Occupy

Wall Street and Occupy the SEC in hopes of devising an alternate banking system. She is known in the mathematics community for her blog “Mathbabe,” a site intended to explain and simplify the confusing terminology and practices found in the financial system. Akin said she particularly enjoyed learning about careers other than education that are available for women with math degrees. Holtin intends to continue the research this semester by adding last semester’s data and examining the effect the use of technology has on a class.

Page 6-B CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, February 14, 2013

FOR SALE FOR SALE ~ From 1 to 20 Acre Lots in Chester County. Low Down Payment and Low Notes. No Restrictions & NO CREDIT CHECK. Call James Simpson at 901-826-8978. 7 Days a Week! 30 Years in Business! Ray T. Smith & Co. Properties (TFC) FOR SALE ~ 6.8 Acres of Land on Peddy Vestal Loop in Henderson TN. $500 Down. $296.22 / Month. See North Henderson Farms for map at or call 662551-0339. (46C) FOR SALE or RENT ~ 3 BR, 1 ½ BA, 1 Level, Nice Flat Yard in Great Neighborhood. Sugar Creek. $600 / Month or $73,000. Call David at 931-698-1664 (Different Area Code). (41P) FOR SALE ~ 8 Acres of Land on Keene Cutoff Road and Keene Road west of Enville in Chester County TN. $500 Down. $187.79 / Month. See Sweetlips for map at or call 662551-0339. (46C) FOR SALE ~ 6.5 Acres of Land on Russom Road one mile west off Highway 45, south of Henderson TN. $500 Down. $183.63 / Month. See South Chester Farms for map at or call 662551-0339. (46C) FOR SALE – Pair of Ladies Boots size 8 ½ Cost $100 Will Take $20 for Them. 731-4238017. (41P) FOR SALE – Antique Dining Room Table, 6 Chairs. Call for more Information. 608-5528. (41P)

HOMES FOR SALE SALE – SALE – SALE! Model Displays Must Go ~ New Spacious 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Homes Starting at $43,500 ~ Single Sections Start at $29,500. CLAYTON HOMES ~ Hwy 72 West, Corinth, MS ~ ¼ Mile Past Magnolia Hospital. (7C) SPECIAL PURCHASE! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Energy Star Package ~ $29,995 ~ 2x6 Walls, Vinyl Siding, Shingle Roof, Appliances, Poured Concrete Piers, Underpinning & More!! (Limited Offer) WINDHAM HOMES 1-888-287-6996. (TFC) FOR SALE ONLY ~ 3 BR, 2 BA Doublewide on 7.48 Acres with Storage Building, CHA, Appliances Furnished. $52,000. Call 731-608-0875. (42P) MOBILE HOMES – 3 BR, 2 BA, 16 x 80 Mobile Home Includes 10 x 20 Covered Front Porch. Must be Moved from Location asking $10,900. Call 608-0284 for More Information. (41P) CREDIT A LITTLE LOW? With a Qualified Income we CAN get you APPROVED on a New Home with a Score as Low as 575 and 10% Down! AND that is With a Fixed Interest Rate! WINDHAM HOMES Corinth, MS 1888-287-6996. (TFC) TAX RETURN SPECIAL: 2013 16 x 80 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Vinyl Siding/Shingled Roof, Thermal Windows, 2” x 6” Walls, Glamour Bath, Black Appliances, and Much More. All for ONLY $287 per Month Plus Escrow. WINDHAM HOMES Corinth, MS, 1888-287-6996. (TFC) HOME BUYING: We Make home Buying a Stress-Free Experience. Over 75 Years Combined Experience in Manufactured Housing. Give us a Call at 1-888-287-6996. WINDHAM HOMES Corinth, MS. (TFC)

GOT LAND, NEED HOME – We Can HELP!! Large Selection of Homes to Fit any Budget. WINDHAM HOMES Corinth, MS 1-888-287-6996. (TFC)

(41P) SEWING NEEDS – Hemming pants $4.00. Sewing, Rips, Tears and Patching. Call 989-5860. (41P)

APPLY BY PHONE for financing on new singlewide or doublewide. Clayton Homes of Lexington, TN. 731-968-4937. (42C)


GOVERNMENT BACKED LOANS available for Manufactured Homes. 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom available. Call 731968-4937. (42C)

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED ~ Minimum of 3 Years Recent Experience. Apply in Person at Americana Inn, 550 Sanford St., Henderson, TN from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PLEASE DO NOT CALL. (42C)

FOR RENT HOMES FOR RENT – 2 or 3 BR Houses & Mobile Homes, With or Without Utilities, Monthly or Weekly in Lexington. Call 731-968-9689. (44P) FOR RENT – Nice 2 BR, 2 BA, Mobile Home $100 a Week, $250 Deposit. Water Furnished, CHA, Front and Rear Porch. No Pets. Text or call 608-1019. (41P)

FOR RENT – 3 BR, 1 BA, Newly Painted, Appliances, Large Porch, Double Carport, Storage Bldg., Storm Cellar. Lease and Deposit. No Inside Pets. Hwy 100 West. Call 989-7384. (41P) FOR RENT – 2-bedroom, 1-bath townhouse, $390 a month, $150 deposit. 467-0226. (TFC) FOR RENT – Mobile Homes in Jacks Creek Area, Nice Community. No Pets. Senior Discount. Call 989-4227. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 Bedroom House 431 W Main $475/Month. United Country Real Estate 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 3 Bedroom 2 Bath House 3500 sq. ft., Double Car Garage. $850/Month $500 Deposit. No Pets 989-0371. (42P) FOR RENT – 2 BR Duplex Fawn Dr. No Pets, Rent $550 Deposit $300. 608-8280. (TFC) FOR RENT – 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile Home. Very Clean. No Pets. $475 / Month. $450 Deposit. Call 4397437. (41P) FOR RENT – Commercial building. 3900 sq. ft. plus basement. Will divide. 117 W. Main. Grantham Properties. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – Retail / office space. 1250 sq. ft. $500; 1950 sq. ft. $800. 865 Hwy. 45. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 BR, 1 BA Duplex, Excellent Condition, 1 Year Lease, No Pets. 983-2766. (TFC) FOR RENT – Row Crops 40 acres in West Chester County. 731-608-4167. (41P) FOR RENT – 3 bedroom brick house, carpet, appliances, fenced yard. 478 Woods. $625 / month. 989-7488. (TFC)

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IMMEDIATE OPENING – Sales Manager, Experience Necessary. Must be Honest and Trustworthy. Fax Resume to 731664-2730. (41C)

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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, February 14, 2013

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 May 26, 2004, executed by PATRICIA ANN JOHNSON, conveying certain real property therein described to FIRST NATIONAL FINANCIAL TITLE SERVICES, INC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee recorded June 15, 2004, in Deed Book 253, Page 397-415; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE BANK, INC who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on March 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Main Entrance steps of the Chester County Courthouse , located in Henderson, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE CITY OF HENDERSON, COUNTY OF CHESTER, STALE OF TENNESSEE, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A LOT KNOWN AS THE SIP EDWARDS LOT, NOW OWNED BY ELISHA HARBOR, SAME BEING A STAKE ON THE HENDERSON AND MIFFLIN ROAD; RUNS THENCE EAST WITH SAID ROAD 60 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE NORTH 135 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE WEST 60 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE SOUTH 135 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO PATRICIA ANN JOHNSON BY AFFIDAVIT OF INHERITANCE FROM VERA MAY LAWLER, DATED 10/05/01, RECORDED 10/08/01, IN BOOK 204, PAGE 281, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 34I-B6.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 425 4TH STREET, HENDERSON, TN 38340. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): PATRICIA ANN JOHNSON OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: BELLSOUTHTENNESSEE, City of Henderson, TN The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the

sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 3740 Davinci Court, Suite 150 Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 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 June 30, 2008, executed by BILLY L HOPPER, TINA J HOPPER, MARY JOANN ROSS AKA JOANN ROSS, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee recorded July 11, 2008, in Deed Book 317, Page 603-613; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on March 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Main Entrance steps of the Chester County Courthouse , located in Henderson, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN FOUND IN THE SOUTH MARGIN OF OLD FINGER ROAD, WHICH POINT IS THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF BOBBY WEAVER(RECORD BOOK 132, PAGE 698) AND THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT; THENCE, FROM POINT OF BEGINNING, AND WITH THE SOUTH MARGIN OF OLD FINGER ROAD THE FOLLOWING CALLS: SOUTH 68 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 367.97 FEET, SOUTH 69 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 372.64 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET IN THE CENTERLINE OF A DITCH, THENCE, WITH THE CENTERLINE OF SAID DITCH THE FOLLOWING CALLS: SOUTH 65 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 56.22 FEET, SOUTH 72 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST 296.23 FEET, SOUTH 74 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST 164.10 FEET, SOUTH 64 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST 146.46 FEET TO AN IRON PIN

SET AT THE INTERSECTION OF TWO DITCHES, THENCE, WITH THE CENTERLINE OF A SMALLER DITCH, NORTH 49 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST 221.32 FEET TO AN IRON PIN FOUND ON THE NORTH BANK OF SAID DITCH, THENCE, NORTH 59 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 41.33 FEET TO AN IRON PIN FOUND IN THE CENTERLINE OF A DITCH, THENCE, WITH THE CENTERLINE OF SAID DITCH, NORTH 50 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 3 1 SECONDS WEST 83.61 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF WEAVER AND HYSMITH PROPERTIES, THENCE WITH THE EAST LINE OF WEAVER AND HYSMITH PROPERTIES, THEN BOBBY WEAVER, NORTH 36 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 335.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 4.9 ACRES, 213471.7 SQUARE FEET AS SURVEYED BY ADVANCED LAND SURVEYING, INC. ON MARCH 8,2001. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BILLY L. HOPPER AND WIFE, TINA J. HOPPER AND JO ANN ROSS, A SINGLE PERSON BY WARRANTY DEED FROM MICHAEL E. STIVALA AND NANCY L. STIVALA DATED MARCH 20, 2001 AND RECORDED MARCH 23, 2001 OF RECORD IN BOOK 195, PAGE 300, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 430 OLD FINGER ROAD, HENDERSON, TN 38340. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): BILLY L HOPPER, TINA J HOPPER, MARY JOANN ROSS AKA JOANN ROSS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846

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 October 8, 2004, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded November 1, 2004, at Book 259, Page 744 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Reginald E. Shaw and Valerie Shaw, conveying certain property therein described to

Sheila Boykin Stevenson 215 East Main Street, a resident of Jackson, TN 38301 as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as nominee for Fremont Investment & Loan, its successors and assigns; 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 21, 2013 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: Tract 1: Beginning at an iron stake in the Western margin of a road at a point 998 feet from the Southern margin of U.S. Highway 45 right of way, this point being in the Western margin of 60 feet road connection U.S. Highway 45 and the Old Jackson-Henderson Road; runs thence with the Western margin of the same South 0 degrees and 30 minutes West 205 feet to a stake; runs thence West 175 feet to a stake; runs thence North 0 degrees and 30 minutes East 205 feet to a stake; runs thence East 175 feet to the place of beginning. Tract 2: Lot 10, Phase I, Southview Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 319 in the Register’s Office of Madison County, Tennessee. Less and Except the portion of the subject property lying in Madison County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 50 Southview Drive, Pinson, Tennessee 38366 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: Reginald E. Shaw; Valerie Shaw; Fremont Investment & Loan; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc as nominee for Fremont Investment & Loan; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Real Time Resolutions, Inc.; Real Time Resolutions, Inc. 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. 700100472 DATED January 24, 2013 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTNShellie_tcrow_130124_1050 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, CHESTER COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust

executed by Pamela Johnson and Shaun Johnson to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee dated November 25, 2002 in the amount of $80,750.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 13614, Deed Book 224, Page 375-394, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to LNV Corporation by assignment; and, LNV Corporation, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, 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; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, February 21, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM at the Main entrace of the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Beginning on an iron pin set in the South margin of proposed Fawn Drive, (25 feet from centerline), said point being the Northwest corner of Lot 95; thence with the West line of Lot 95 South 00 degrees 23 minutes 30 seconds West 120.00 feet to an iron pin set, said point being the Northwest corner of Lot 57; thence with the North line of Lot 57 North 89 degrees 37 minutes 07 seconds West 92.00 feet to an iron pin set, said point being the Southeast corner of Lot 97 and the Northeast corner of Lot 56; thence with the East line of Lot 97 North 00 degrees 23 minutes 30 seconds East 120.00 feet to an iron pin set in the South margin of proposed Fawn Drive; thence with said margin South 89 degrees 37 minutes 06 seconds East 92.00 feet to the point of beginning and containing .25 acres, and being Lot 96 of the Deerwood Subdivision, as surveyed by C.E. Lewis, R.L.S. #1380 on October 9, 1999. This is the identical real estate conveyed Shaun P. Johnson and wife, Pamela D. Johnson from Gary Davidson and Tim Crowe by Warranty Deed dated November 25, 2002, of record in the Registers Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 224, Page 373. Subject to the Declaration of Restrictive Covenants recorded in Record Book 154, Page 388, in the Registers Office of Chester County, Tennessee. Said Restrictive covenants were amended in Record Book 157, Page 238; And, subject to any setbacks, easements and restrictions, etc., as shown on the plat of this Subdivision of Record in Plat Cabinet 1, Section III, Page 24. The foregoing restrictive covenants will run with the land and will be binding on the grantee and the grantees heirs, representatives, successors and assigns. The foregoing restrictive covenants will run with the land and will be binding on the grantee and the grantees heirs, representatives, successors and assigns. Subject to Gas Easement as shown on a plat of this subdivision of record in Plat Cabinet 1, Section III, Page 24 in the Registers Office of Chester County, Tennessee. An easement given to Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation dated November 6, 1997, of record in the Registers Office of Chester County, Tennessee in Record Book 157, Page 734. Parcel ID No.: 34HB18 Map & Parcel No.: 34HB18 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 528 Fawn Drive, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 CURRENT OWNER(S): Shaun P. Johnson and Pamela D. Johnson SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, home-

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stead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 671-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right 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 LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 File No. 10-22111 /CONV

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE RE: ADOPTION OF: DOMINICK ALAN WHITMAN, dob: 11-2-2011, SANDY SHALENA BROOKS PETITIONERS, VS. UNKNOWN FATHER OF DOMINICK ALAN WHITMAN, DEFENDANT, DOCKET NO, 2013-AA-41 FILED TIME: 10:45 AM JAN 11, 2013 CORNELIA HALL CLERK AND MASTER PUBLICATION NOTICE TO: UNKNOWN FATHER OF DOMINICK ALAN WHITMAN In this Cause, it appearing from the Adoption Petition and Termination of Parental Rights which is sworn to, that the whereabouts of the Defendant, Unknown Father of Dominick Alan Whitman, is unknown and cannot be ascertained by the diligent search and inquiry made to that end. Unknown Father of Dominick Alan Whitman is therefore, hereby, required to appear and Answer the Adoption Petition and Termination of Parental Rights filed in this Cause against in the Chancery Court of Chester County, Tennessee, within thirty days of the last publication of this Notice and serve a copy of said Answer on Howard F. Douglass, Post Office Box 39, Lexington, Tennessee, 38351, Attorney for Petitioners, within that said time. If you fail to do so this matter will proceed ex parte and your rights will be terminated. It is further Ordered that this Notice be published for four consecutive weeks in The Chester County Independent. This is the 11th day of January, 2013. Cornelia Hall CLERK

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