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Chi Beta Chi all but swept Makin' Music at Freed-Hardeman University in 2012 with their show, "Get Hooked." Makin’ Music 2013 is scheduled this weekend, with one performance Friday, and two Saturday.

FHU students dedicate Makin’ Music to those who have “Carried On” Freed-Hardeman University students participating in this year’s production of Makin’ Music April 12-13 have decided to dedicate the show to those who have or are dealing with cancer. The Freed-Hardeman family has been particularly hard hit with cancer this year. The students, staff and faculty have participated in several events and given their time, money and support to those who are or have been dealing with this

disease. “One thing we have learned this year,” Show Producer Tony Allen said, “is that God is greater than cancer.” The theme for this year’s show is “Carry On,” a tribute to those who “have inspired us all to carry on,” according to the dedication. Makin’ Music, a traditional rite of spring at FHU, is the university’s largest See MAKIN, Page 3-A


Delegation will present plans for Old Main remake Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Council Chamber of Henderson City Hall. A delegation consisting of Dr. Milton Sewell, Regina East and Larry Tignor will address the board, asking that the city adopt a resolution supporting the restoration and renovation of the Old Main Administration Building at Freed Hardeman University. The board will also consider an ordinance on the final reading that amends the Regional Zoning Map to reclassify property located at 4615 SR 100 E from FAR (Forestry, Agricultural and Residential) to B (Business). This property is

located at the northwest corner of the intersection of SR 100 E and Glendale Road. Board members will also consider an ordinance on the final reading that amends Title 7 of the Municipal Code titled “Fire Protection and Fireworks” that includes the adoption of 2012 International Fire Code, and they will consider approval of a contract for auditing the city for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, with Alexander, Thompson and Arnold, PLLC. In other business, the board will set the date and time for the upcoming budget meeting. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Arts in the Alley returns April 18 after weather cancellation After weather led to canceling the March event, the Henderson Arts Commission will kick off its fourth season of Arts in the Alley at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18. The 2013 events will have a new home — Henderson's Downtown Park on Main Street, utilizing the park and the the alleys on two sides of it. The April event will spotlight Chester County High School students. The Chester County High School Jazz Band will perform, and students will perform excerpts from Seussical. The CCHS foot-

ball coaches will serve as celebrity grillers. This year's Arts in the Alley events will feature an after-party, beginning around 8 p.m. to offer an open-mic setting for bands to perform, individuals to read poetry, etc. This month Pep Rally Losers, a blues duo from Bowling Green, Ky., will perform at the AitA after party.

At each Arts in the Alley, vendors sell work that includes items such as sewn crafts, paintings, wreaths, wood cuttings, altered art crafts, handmade soaps and photography. The requirement for a having a booth is selling something handmade. Booth spaces are $15 for non-members and $10 for Henderson Arts Commission members. Membership is $25 annually and may be paid at the event. Vendors confirmed to date for the April event include: Algene Steele with See ARTS, Page 3-A

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Arts in the Alley When: 6 p.m. April 18 Where: Downtown Park Entertainment: High School Jazz Band Admission: Free

Life & Styles Opinion What’s Happening Obituaries Right to Know Sports Education Classifieds

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A delegation representing Freed-Hardeman University will appear at the Henderson City Council meeting tonight, Thursday, to outline plans for the renovation of Old Main Administration Building.

School Board meeting is April 11 Chester County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Board of Education Office. The meeting was rescheduled in order for board members to have an opportunity to consider bids of the new sportsplex. Following any delegations present, the board will discuss approval of the

Chester County Board of Education Meeting When: 7 p.m. April 11 Where: Board of Education Building, East Main St. proposed Five Year Plan, the textbook adoption plan, and proposed changes to school board policy. The board will also set non-resiSee SCHOOL, Page 3-A

Do you plan on attending Makin’ Music? If so what was your favorite performance?

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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 11, 2013

Four Way begins 75th year of business On April 11, 1939, O.B. and Reba Graves Ruth purchased a building at 1005 W. Main St. from A.D. Parr. With it, the Ruths built a business that on Thursday, April 11, 2013, begins its 75th year. Four Way Grocery, and now Four Way Flower Shop, endured World War II, the death of its two original proprietors, many economic ups and downs, and a complete transformation of business model to become one of the county’s oldest continuous establishments. Presently it is owned by Bobby Ruth who just recently took over full-time from his sister Osa Mae. The two of them, along with older brother Jim Ruth, have a wealth of stories of how their parents kept the business afloat, saw the need for change, and made it work. According to the three Ruth children, the store was a hopping place in its heyday. Their father opened the store each day at 6 a.m., and most evenings did not shut the doors until late. “It was 10 p.m., or midnight, or even later if the customers were still showing up,” said Jim Ruth. “It was open seven days a week. We’d usually close about 10 a.m. on Sunday to go to Sunday School, and the customers would usually be waiting on the steps when we got back,” Bobby added. Holidays were no exception either. The only time Bobby could recall that the store was closed was for

Christmas day in 1963, when the family traveled to Memphis to see Jim in the hospital following a traffic accident. The building itself took on several forms and was added to as needed. Among the fare offered for sale was feed, chickens, and lots and lots of ice cream. “In the 40s and 50s, around July 4, we’d sell so much that Midwest would bring a truck full of ice cream and set it outside,” said Jim. Like most country stores at the time, Four Way was a gathering place with games like dominoes constantly underway. The gathering place also led to cooking stew and barbeque behind the building. Gas was a big seller in the day, and O.B., along with his brother Babe Ruth, would load up the vehicles and head out across the country “peddling” their wares. Like many stores, much of the business was on credit. Jim estimates at his death patrons owed O.B. Ruth as much as halfmillion dollars that was still on the books, will little of it ever repaid. In 1963, Four Way opened a side business of Four Way Flower Shop which still continues today. In the early 1970s, the Ruths bought the flower business of Pearl Griffin and Griffin Flower Shop on Second Street and moved the operation to Four Way. However, things were “a changing” and by the mid-70s country

O.B. Ruth stocks the shelves inside Four Way Grocery on West Main Street sometime in the 1950s.

O.B. Ruth and A.D. Parr finalized a transaction on April 11, 1939, establishing a county business that still continues today.

stores were not as profitable. In July 1978 the grocery store was closed leaving only the Flower Shop. And sadly O.B. Ruth

passed away a month later. Reba Ruth remained part of the business until her death in 1996.

With beginnings in the Great Depression, Four Way begins its 75th year, still thriving in the computer age.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Siblings Bobby Ruth, Osa Mae Beshires, and Jim Ruth grew up in and help continue one of the county’s oldest continuous business establishments.

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 11, 2013

Chester County Democratic Party holding reorganizational meeting on April 11 The Chester County Democratic Party will hold a Biennial Reorganization convention to elect new leaders at 7 p.m. April 11 at the City Hall. Local Democrats

will elect a new chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary, treasurer and the executive committee for Chester County for a two-year term. Members will also

discuss the party’s agenda and events for 2013. This meeting will be open for all attendees to express their ideas and thoughts about the future.

All Democratic residents who are eligible voters of Chester County are urged to attend. For more information, contact Jerry Thomas at 989-0371.

Kindergarten registration for CC is April 11-12 Kindergarten registration will be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 12, at North Chester School cafeteria, 524 Luray

Ave.. A child must be five years old by Aug. 31, 2013 in order to be eligible for kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. Required documents are: Tenn. Immunization Record

or Child Health Record, physical exam record (dated no more than one year prior to the start of school on Aug. 5), birth certificate (official copy), social security card,

and proof of residence (example: water bill, electric bill, or rent receipt). For more information call Linda Patterson or Patsy Doyle at 989-5134.

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Arts acrylic paintings from Art by Algene; René Webb with handcrafted crosses and flowers; Tracey Snow with LillyKates jewelry; LaVon's Timeless Treasures with art/handcrafted items; Dr. Barbara England with Danielle Byrd's hand-dyed headbands and scarves; on-site painting by a FHU student; Adana Buttrum with jewelry from Adana's Treasures; Sandy Thompson with baked goods; the Acts of Random Kindness group with a station to make encouraging cards; Misty Cole with personalized products, scarves and hairbows; woodworker Vic Piasta with puzzles and other items; representatives from QUEST, FreedH a r d e m a n University's academic

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Makin’ student production. It utilizes the combined talents of approximately 500 students. The club competition consists of sevenminute musicals designed, written, choreographed and performed by students. Between the club shows, hosts and hostesses entertain the audience with a vari-

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School dent tuition for the 2013-2014 school year. Also on the agenda is annual approval of athletic practice dur-

The Henderson Arts Commission will kick off its fourth season of Arts in the Alley at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18. The 2013 events will have a new home — Henderson's Downtown Park on Main Street, utilizing the park and the the alleys on two sides of it. The April event will spotlight Chester County High School students. summer camp focusing on science, art, theatre and creative writing; Kishia Harris with personalized items from Kishia's Kreations; and Miranda Preece with ruffle scarves and bracelets. WFHC FM 91 will broadcast live, also. Those interested in hosting a booth may post on the event page to reserve a space.

They are encouraged to share links to pages and photos that showcase their work. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for guests to purchase, grilled on site by the celebrity grillers from Chester County High School. Food sales help offset the costs of each Arts in the Alley. This month's celebrity grillers will be mem-

ety of vocal numbers. The ShowBand accompanies all of the hosts and hostesses and performs in a segment of its own. A trio of emcees and “the voice of Makin’ Music” offer comedic interludes and introduce the various numbers. Trophy presentations to the winning clubs Saturday evening climax the weekend’s activities. Shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in Loyd Auditorium with a 2

p.m. matinee Saturday. Tickets for Friday’s show and the matinee are $16.25; Saturday’s evening show is $21.25. Balcony seats are available for Friday night and Saturday matinee shows. Very limited seating is still available for Saturday night’s performance. Tickets may be ordered at For assistance or additional information, one may email or call 989-6055.

ing the school day for the upcoming school year. The board will additionally consider an Honor Scholar proposal for Chester County High School. Replacement of the Chester County Junior High School roof will also be discussed as well as consideration of bids for the new East Chester Sportsplex. The meeting is open to the public and everyone in encouraged to attend.

bers of the CCHS football coaching staff. The Henderson Arts Commission exists to recognize, educate, enrich and entertain through the arts in Henderson, Chester County and the surrounding area. Arts in the Alley events are planned for third Thursdays from March through September.

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Life & Style

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ingleside-Pentagon Club met in April The beautiful home of Nancy Lofton was the site for the April meeting of the InglesidePentagon Club with Janis McCall serving as the co-hostess. Lofton introduced her guests, Marilyn Jackson, proprietor of Marilyn Jackson’s Gifts, and Jackson’s daughter, Jennie, who has modeled in New York for 13 years but now works in the shop with her mother. The shop, once located in the Painted Lady, and formerly known as Accessories Unlimited, is now located in Jackson at 405 Vann Drive and is the anchor store in the shopping center there. The Jacksons, who shared funny anecdotes about owning and operating a business, had brought many examples of their wide range of wares to show club members. There were colorful scarves, some with attached jewelry; there were bracelets and necklaces, which could be layered to mix colors and materials. The Jacksons modeled versatile lightweight sweater shawls and shrugs in spring colors as well as spring raincoats – lightweight, short, in a vari-


Murrell and Sue James Celebrate 50th wedding anniversary Murrell and Sue James were married April 6, 1963 in Chester County. Murrell was a local business owner for over 20 years before joining the Madison County Sheriff ’s Department in 1992, retiring in 2006. Sue worked several years at Atlantic Plastics, and many more years as a homemaker. They have three sons, Kenneth (Rebecca), Keith and Mark; one granddaughter, Jessica Stinson; and one great-granddaughter, Emma Beth.

On our prayer list this week are Adam Wise, Laverne Lott, Joanne Sells, Pam Priddy, Loy Jones, Jean Latham, Fred and Paul Tucker, Charles and Wilma Cupples, Randy Miller, Gayle and Rachel Ellington, Mike Ross, LaVerne Austin, Larry, Jerry, and Minnie Austin, Josephine Hinson, Carroll Williams, Randy Sells, Carolyn Potter, Joanne Altier, Phillip Ross, Lisa Peddy, Frenzola Morris, Faye Tucker, Shirley Rietl, Dobber Dyer, Bobbie Nell Wells, Teresa Seaton,

Sammy Ross, Sue Connor, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families. Happy anniversary goes to Gaylon and Sharon Connor on April 17; and Donald and Yuvonne Jones on April 20. Birthday greetings go to Michael Jones, Dayna Britt, Jane Rowlett and Teresa Seaton on April 16; Brenda Reddin, Estelle Jones and Brandie Young on April 18; Kaye Grissom on April 19; and Sonja Manuel on April 20. Quote for the week: “A generation ago most men who finished a day’s work needed rest, now they need exercise.” – Anonymous. Please keep calling 989-4875 with your news in this area. And have a great week!

Happy belated birthday wishes go to Lexie Harwell on April 5; Tommy Phillips on April 6; Mason Haley on April 7; Beth Troutman and Patrick Mooney on April 8; Laura Haley on April 9; and Al Ludington on April 10. Happy birthday wishes go to Greg Farrier and Jo Bailey on April 11; William Martin, Johnnie Martin, Jeremy Crowell, Michelle Smith and Rochelle

McIntire on April 13; Richard Maness and Della Harcrow on April 15; Marilyn Smith Mooney, Kelley Collins, Max Massengill and Melissa Maness on April 16; and Paija Broderick on April 17. The Enville Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. These meetings are always open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. On the agenda for Tuesday is the Old School building and the possibility of tearing it down. “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” – William Shakespeare. Have a great week and call 989-0212 if you have anything to share.

First, I would like to say hello to the people of Chester County who are my family and friends; and also that this is the day the Lord has made. I am glad to be with you on this day. My grandmother, Zelma Bass, told me to enjoy each day of my life as if it was my last, because one day it will be. So enjoy your life while you can. Oh, what a busy weekend it was. I enjoyed every minute of it. The sun was shining and it was so nice. Congratulations go out to some very special young people who won the Easter Bunny coloring contest for 5year-olds and under that Security Finance sponsored: 1st place was Esspyn Pegulgnot, 2nd place Morgan Jacobs and 3rd place Kaydence White. The City would like to congratulate all of you for a job well done, and would also like to thank all of the young people who enter the contest. Keep up the great work. On April 29 Gina Moore and her staff from the Carl Perkins Center will be at the Head Start center for “Child Abuse Prevention Month.” They will read stories to the children, and there will be a lot of good information for staff, parents and children. But the greatest event of all is when the children release the balloons and watch them disappear into the clouds. Head Start appreciates

Carl Perkins Center personnel taking time out to come and visit the center. Each third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. the VFW Post 4844 meets at 247 E. Main St. On each third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. the Chester County American Legion post 157 meets there also. The Commanders are asking you to come out and support the post if you are a member, or would like to become a member. Last week was mostly a slow and relaxing week for the residents at Southern Oaks. With the weather trying to decide which way to go … hot or cold … they pretty much stayed inside. Their week started out with Marty Wilken’s Bible Study. They are going through the Old Testament, learning about the history of our ancestors and our Heavenly Father. It is so exciting and fulfilling! Tuesday, with Linda Byrd and Nancy Howell calling the game, they played bingo. Linda and Nancy also brought some sweet goodies and prizes with them. Tuesday afternoon Roy and Dolores Crumbley from Selmer came to sing and play the piano. Roy sang an Elvis song and showed residents and staff some of his Elvis moves. Activities director Nancy Connell’s daughter Alicia Coil, son-in-law Scott Coil and their 8-year-old son Jayden were visiting her during spring break. Jayden came to Southern Oaks with Nancy one day to visit and talk with the residents. Alicia is in the Air Force and stationed in North Carolina. She has been on tour three times now, once to Iraq and

Our community has a rather long prayer list. Please remember all that are still having trouble with the flu and those in the hospitals. On the prayer list are Randall Jones, the Mary Sue Isbell family in their loss, Ken Kinchen, Clarence Kinchen, Ruth Melton, Mrs. Ann Morrison,

Mr. Larry Laird, Dorothy Rowland, the Kenneth Morton family in their loss, and Larry Patterson is having to stay off work for a while and take care of his back. Happy birthday wishes go to Susan Maness on April 20, and a belated birthday wish goes to her husband Elmer whose birthday was on March 13. Remember Relay for Life is coming soon, so please support this effort. Call Wanda Cook at 989-3724 or Celia Murley at 989-5300 with your news.

ety of styles and colors. They also showed a variety of goods for the home – among them were the Nora Fleming line of cake stands and dishes, decorative soap rocks, pottery, silicone baking dish covers, and decorative purse magnets that function as key finders. Club members cooed over the unusual selection of baby gifts. The shop, which engraves purchases and imprints napkins, emphasizes customer service. It has been named Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce and won the Jackson Sun Readers Choice Award for Best Gift shop. While club members enjoyed examining the display of wares, the hostesses served delicious caramel pie and fresh fruit. During a brief business meeting plans were made for the 2013-2014 activities. Members present were Becky Cyr, Regina East, Junie Gilliam, Beverly Hardin, Janice Kent, Nancy Lofton, Janis McCall, June Roland, Laurel Sewell, Carolyn Swift, Joan Swift and Ann Woods. A guest, Patsy Bulliner, was also present. twice to Afghanistan. We appreciate her serving our country. Wednesday, the residents enjoyed Lisa Peters on piano while they sang some spiritual songs with her. Thursday, Nancy Canada from the Chester County Library came to read some stories to our residents. In the afternoon the residents again played bingo, this time with Brittany from Legacy Hospice calling the game. The residents had their exercise class and their monthly Spelling Bee on Friday. Ms. Dorothy Wade captured the coveted “Spelling Bee Trophy” by spelling the word “eccentricity.” Ms. Betty Vincent was our runner up. Most of the residents were stumped by the word “zephyr.” Ms. Mary Faye Stanfill was our champion last month and had to surrender the trophy to Ms. Wade. Congratulations, Ms. Dorothy. Some Freed Hardeman students came that afternoon for their weekly Bible Study. On Saturday the Art Guild students from Freed Hardeman came to do some art projects with the residents. As the week came to a close, some of the residents had beautician Paula Ivy do perms, shampoos and style their hair, so when Sunday arrived they were ready and looking good for church. Estes Church of Christ held church services there for those who do not go out to church. The Chester County Senior Center is looking to have a very exciting week. At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, they are having

Spring Fitness with Melissa Mosier; at 12:15 p.m. bingo begins. Starting at 9:30 a.m. on April 16, there will be blood pressure checks. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 17 and 18, there will be a ’55 Alive Class. To attend and enjoy you must bring your AARP card. For more information, contact the center at 989-7434. Happy birthday wishes go to Sam McAdams on April 16. May the Lord bless you with many more birthdays. Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Campbell will be celebrating 59 years of marriage on April 17. Your children and the City would like to wish you a happy anniversary. On the prayer list this week are Eddie Campbell and Marilyn Myhan. I would like to thank you all for praying for my husband Frank, he is doing well! Continue to pray for our children, teachers, family, our loved ones that are in the hospitals, the sick and shut in, the men and women 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. HAVE A GREAT


Happy 70th birthday!

Lordy, Lordy Look who’s 40! Happy 40th birthday, Tami Julian! We love you very much, Felicia, Morgan, Jeff, Tiffany, Dustin, Matthew, Kate and Atlanta.

A little boy was born April 14, 1943, to Slim and Cile Bolton. He is turning 70, and we wish him many more. Happy birthday: We love you! Marjie, Dave, Allie, Luke and Stephen Becky and George Bear, Joy and Zane Todd, Michelle, Mary Grace and Ethan And Jennifer, John, Jameson and Jesse Jeanette

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There will be a ham and bean dinner Saturday, April 13. The meal will be served starting at 11 a.m. and will include ham and beans, slaw, onion, cornbread and Mexican cornbread, dessert and tea. There is no set price for the meal, but we will be asking for donations, as all monies will go to help offset the cost of operating the center. At 1 p.m. the cakewalk begins. Members are asked to bring two desserts, one for the dessert table and one for the cake walk. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the day. The community sends sympathy to the family of Kenneth Joe Morton (8-16-1933 to 41-2013). My memories of Kenneth go back to years ago when we attended Wilson School. He was always fun and always joking around. Years later, in September of 1956, we lived in Pekin, Ill. Kenneth and his wife Dorothy Weaver Morton and Kenneth’s brother Udell and his wife Mary, lived in Peoria, Ill. One Sunday evening, I believe it was Sept. 9, 1956; I invited them to our home for dinner. They didn’t have a TV and Elvis was a guest on the Ed Sullivan Show. After dinner, we gathered around the black and white RCA TV. As Elvis came on and began singing “Hound Dog,” he began to move around and the camera moved in and the TV audience only saw him from the waist up. We didn’t care, we screamed anyway, like silly girls because it was Elvis, and he also sang Little Richard’s “Reddy Teddy.” Elvis was a guest two more times on the Sullivan Show, Oct. 28, 1956 and Jan. 6, 1957. Mr. Sullivan thought Elvis was vulgar, and said so on TV. Elvis became so popular Mr. Sullivan called Colonel Parker and wanted to book Elvis, Parker turned him down. Elvis no longer needed the Sullivan Show. My how TV has changed, and for the worst on some channels. Oh yes, Kenneth’s mother, Velma Morton, 94, (my aunt) is a resident of Henderson Health and Rehabilitation, attended Kenneth’s visitation. I am so glad she was able to be there. Also, sympathy is extended to the family of Erla Faye Joyner,

and the Mary Sue Isbell family. Celebrating birthdays in April are Charles Patterson, Shirley Kist and Josh Weaver on April 1; Rowdy Kesler on April 3; Timothy Allen Smith on April 4; Patsy Clayton on April 6; Billy Ray Maness, Faye Pipkin and Ronald Clark on April 7; Mildred Shields and Frank Feyer on April 9; Henry Thomas Cranford on April 11; Joy Joyner on April 13; Anita Beshires and Ronnie Tummins on April 14; and Sheila White on April 15. Happy belated birthday to my friend Sue Moore of Washington, Ill., on April 10. Hope you and Udell are well. Also belated birthday wishes go to Charles Patterson (James brother) of Pekin, Ill., on April fools day. Sue and Charles read the Independent. Happy anniversary wishes go to Harry and Jan Burkhead on April 12. It’s been around our place – our son Terry and his wife, Jo, were here last weekend. We enjoyed Easter dinner with them. Our nephew Stan Patterson of Memphis visited us Saturday. They were on their way back to Illinois after spring break vacationing in Clearwater, Fla. It was great seeing them and having them here for the weekend. They also like chocolate pies. Mr. James Sanders will celebrate his 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Montezuma Community Center. Family, relatives and friends are invited to come by and wish him a happy birthday. James’ daughters, Janice Schultz, Pam Clayton, and his son, Steve, will host the occasion. Bristen Matheney celebrated her 4th birthday with a party at the Hickory Corner Center Sunday, April 7. Bristen is the daughter of Brianne and Brad Matheney. She has a big brother Jaden, who is 13. Grandparents who attended were Lucy Lock and Papa and Nana Matheney. As always, remember in prayer the sick, our military, their families and our country. Donna McAlister and her friend Ed of Pekin, Ill., were in town recently. Donna came to check on her uncle Jerry. If you would like to share your news in our column please call 989-3315 or email I would like to hear from you. Have a great week.

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The amazing muffin meatloaf! Surprise your whole family with this muffin-sized comfort food Muffin and meatloaf aren’t two words typically found together, but in my opinion, this is the greatest way to prepare meatloaf quickly and to divide servings evenly and appropriately. My standard meatloaf recipe is prepared in a 4-x-9 loaf pan, and it often takes an hour or more to cook all the way through. Filling muffin cups with the meatloaf mixture makes short work of determining what constitutes a serving, and since the individual muffin meatloaves cook separately, the cooking time can be reduced by almost half ! If you’re in a hurry and are craving comfort food, these are the perfect fix. The topping on these mini-meatloaves is my absolute favorite. It’s so easy, and it’s much tangier and tastier than plain ketchup. The ketchup mixture should be relatively thick so that it stays put on top of the meatloaves, so adjust the proportions to taste and thickness. Different ketchups may have varying consistencies, so if it seems too thick, add a little more cider vinegar. You can also adjust the sweetness and acidity from the vinegar. You’re the cook, so make the recipe work for you. After making this recipe, I realized that mushrooms would have been a great addi-

Hello to my Deanburg neighbors, and all communities. If you are like me you read all of the community news. We have some new neighbors I want to welcome to our humble little community, Carol and Bobby Stewart, who have moved into Jim Barnett’s house. Happy birthday wishes this week go to my sweet, handsome grandson Mitchell Henson, or Mitch as he likes to be called now since he is a big boy and will be 11 years old Thursday, April 11. And Mitch you have it all to yourself this week, no other birthdays are on my list. Please call me with your birthday if you want it in my article. Please remember these in your prayers, Nella Rush, Tommy Landers, Sandra Landers, Winna Knipper, Sandra Dees, Norma Tully, Legina Henson, Edra and Benny Barnett. I do pray that you’re all feeling better. I have really been down myself for a couple weeks since we got back from Texas. I left off one of my medicines while we were gone and couldn’t get straightened out. Don’t want to do that again. Finally feeling like living. “The power of love to change bodies is leg-

tion, or if you like more spice, try adding jalapenos. Adjust the quantities and types of veggies to the tastes of your family, and if you would like to try ground pork or ground

turkey, you can either replace the ground sirloin entirely or propor-

tionally with another type of meat – ground elk, anyone?

Muffin Meatloaf

Ingredients: 1 pound ground sirloin ¾ cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped bell pepper ½ cup shredded carrots 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon dried parsley ¼ cup breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 large egg, lightly beaten ¼ cup ketchup 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray and set aside. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Sauté onion and

endary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around … Throughout history, ‘tender loving care’ has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing.” Larry Dossey Britain is mourning the loss of Lady Thatcher. Britain’s first female Prime Minister. “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher, passed away Monday following a stroke. She was highly regarded in the political community, and news of her death elicited tributes from leaders around the globe. Thatcher’s 11 years in office (1979-90) made her the longest continuously serving British prime minister in the

pepper for about 5 minutes, or until onion turns translucent. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, combine ground sirloin with Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and next six ingredients. Add in sautéed vegetables and shredded carrots; combine thoroughly. Spoon meat mixture into muffin cups. Mix together ketchup, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Drizzle ketchup mixture over the meat mixture. To prevent topping from sliding off the tops of the mini-meatloaves, make small indentions with your thumb or the back of a spoon to hold the ketchup mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until mini-meatloaves reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

20th century. BBC political editor Nick Robinson said Lady Thatcher - whose husband Denis died in 2003 - had been a controversial politician who inspired “passion” among her critics and supporters. You can go to http: // s/uk-politics-22067155 to read more of her life history and impact on the world. Quote of the week: “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” - Jim Rohn Have a great week. Praise the Lord for all your blessings. My number to report news is 8799777.

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Only Yesterday “Fate of library in hands of county From the files of the Chester County Independent April 6, 1933

“Henderson Radio Hour” Miss Willie Deaton presented Johnny Phillips, Doris Browning and H. S. Morgan assisting. Mrs. M. D. Brock presented Bonna Tarpley, assisted by Mrs. C. H. Bolton: Bonna Tarpley read “At the High School Age” by Sarah Moore, “Human Nature” by Mae Robinson, “What Money Can’t Buy” and “A School Day.” Johnny Phillips played two piano solos, “Chacone” by Roubier, and “Lieblings,” Madeline. Doris Browning and Johnny Phillips played Blake’s “Waves of the Ocean” as a piano duet. H. S. Morgan and Johnny Phillips played “The Camp of Glory” by Holst. Mrs. Bolton gave two popular selections, “The Girl in the Little Green Hat” and “Roll Up the Carpet.” Next week Mrs. Brock will present Joyce Bolton and Miss Deaton will present Eleanor and Oscar McCallum, assisted by Dorothy Hearn. This will be the last radio recital for the year. “Go To It, Fishermen; No Closed Season; No License” Fishermen may now enjoy their beguiling sport to their heart’s content. The General Assembly has passed a law, and it has been approved by the Governor, which opens the private ponds, the running rivers and the creeks throughout the year for market and other fishermen, where no artificial bait is used. Only natural bait – worms, food-stuffs, etc., may be used. Public lakes are not included in the open fishing law. No license is required under he terms of the bill.

April 9, 1943

“County Rally Monday Night” Town Meeting Monday Night! Yes, that’s what it is – back to the founding days of the Republic when citizens gathered together in town meetings to discuss mutual problems. Without fanfare – without glamour – no high pressure speakers – all the citizens of Chester County are urged to attend a meeting at the Chester County Courthouse Monday night, April 12, at 8 o’clock. Subject is the home front and what we folks at home must do to not only win but shorten the war. You are expected to come and bring the neighbors with you. In all the history of Chester County there has never been a more important gathering of citizens.

Hardin, Eugene Willard Hill, Joseph Junior Hart, William Howard Trice, Floyd Lindsey, and W. C. Muse entered the Navy and Otis V. Trice the Marine Corps. “Letters To The Editor” Camp Cooke, Calif. Dear Mr. Johnston: Just a few lines to say thanks for publishing the addresses of the boys in service. It was a grand idea and I am sure the other boys feel the same. It enabled to contact some of my friends and boys who were inducted when I was. I read about your Red Cross Drive and the fine manner in which the Chester County folks responded. It made me feel very proud to be from Chester County. So keep up the home front and we will do the rest. I would like to say hello to all the boys in service and the best of luck. Yours truly, PVT. FAY TERRY “Welcome Stranger” Mr. and Mrs. Willard Davidson of Cleveland, Ohio, are the proud parents of a baby girl, born March 31, weighing 7 pounds, who has been named Linda Lee. Mrs. Davidson is the former Miss Mabel Vestal who was employed at the local AAA office. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wheatley are the proud parents of a baby girl, born April 3, weighing 7 ½ pounds; their third child. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Parchman are the proud parents of a baby girl born April 6, weighing 8 ½ pounds; their seventh child.

April 10, 1953

“From A to Z” by T. D. P. “Gas Tax Too High” Yearly income from the state’s gasoline tax has jumped from $2,822,000 to $52,400,000 since the tax was first imposed 30 years ago this week, W. F. Pool of the Tennessee Petroleum Industries Committee reported today. When a motorist buys 10 gallons of gasoline today, he pays 90 cents in taxes to the state and federal governments, Pool pointed out. Thirty years ago the tax on 10 gallons was 20 cents. “Delegates Named To Girl’s State” The following girls have been named to attend Volunteer Girls State at Belmont College in Nashville in June: Gwendolyn Rhodes, Tommie Jean Williams, Cherry Mount and Betty Jo Horn. Alternates are Regina Woods, Doris Bingham, Inez Harrison and Betty Jane Orr. Twenty-seven girls were selected by the high school faculty and last year’s representatives to Girls State, and from these the delegates were elected by members of the junior class.

April 5, 1963

Chester County Independent archives April 10, 1953

“17 Colored Boys Accepted By Army” Having already passed the military physical tests, the following colored men have entered Army training: Arthur Wilson, Edward Croom, Parnell Muse, William Oscar Jenkins, Wilber Lewis Hart, Johnnie Lee Massengill, Edward Harris Hart, Lewis Lee Ross, Paul McHaney, Leroy Smith, George Madison

“Court Determines If Library Stays” On April 8, 1963, the Chester County Quarterly Court will be asked to vote on an issue of tremendous importance to every citizen of Chester County. The result of that vote will determine whether we shall or shall not have a public library program in our county. Public Library programs have long since been recognized by responsible leaders in all levels of government as being absolutely essential to the welfare and progress of any political entity. A public library program does not compete with the public school system. It supplements it and causes to mature and broaden the education only started in the public school system. At a mere fraction of the cost and unlike the public school system, the public library program provides an opportunity for enlightenment to every citizen regard-

Chester County Independent archives April 5, 1963

less of age or extent of formal training. For the past two years, Chester County has been participating in a demonstration library program sponsored by state and federal funds, at no cost to the Chester County government. The central library and book-mobile stations are growing progressively and the demonstration is considered by library officials to be a very successful one. The demonstration will end on June 30, 1963, and unless the Chester County Court makes a contribution to be used along with state and federal funds, this library service will end in Chester County [...]. We do not try to depict this library program as a curer of all ills either social or economic. We sincerely believe that it is a sound, intelligent, necessary step in helping cure them. A library program assists in lifting the intellectual level of any group of people who use it. When the intellectual level is raised, the biggest battle to progress is won [...]. CHESTER COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD “Births” Born to Frank and Inez Ross of Jacks Creek, as son, Freddie King, on March 27. Mr. and Mrs. James Wheeler of Dickson, are the parents of a son, Chris Alan, who was born March 30. Mrs. Sid Holmes of Henderson is the maternal grandmother. Drs. McCallum and Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bowles of Jacks Creek announce the arrival of a son on April 1. “Consolidation A Success” Colored Schools in Chester County were consolidated recently. In commenting on the consolidation, Manley Trice, Principal of Chester County Training School said: “Feb. 25, 1963, history recorded the end of the little red school house for the girls and boys of Chester County. On this date, the Oak Grove School, Gibson Rosenwald School and Jacks Creek School were consolidated with the Chester County Training School in Henderson. Thus closing our last rural school in the county. This was a venture that needed to be done in order to improve the instructional facilities for our girls and boys in the county. It is very gratifying the way that the students have adjusted to the new environment. We also feel that by the end of the year much progress will have been made. […] “We also contribute a large measure of our success to the way the teachers accepted assignment and responsibilities. With few exceptions, we have had complete cooperation from every member of our staff. The teachers coming from the various schools and those already here are working together in a very fine way. “With added facilities, efficient faculty and cooperative parents and friends, we feel that we can develop the kind of program that will help our girls and boys to become useful citizens in our society.”

Historical Society hosts speakers on women’s suffrage and the Civil War The Chester County Historical Society met for regular meeting March 4 with 11 members present. After a short business session guest speaker Mary Dunbar gave a delightful account of the life of Sue Shelton White, her trials and triumphs of women’s suffrage. Miss White lived in Chester County part of her life. Other guests included Chris Dunbar, Sylvia Mount and Laquita Thompson. Vicki Zamata Rainey served refreshments.

The Chester County Historical Society met for regular meeting April 1 with 13 members and four guests present. A short business session was followed by a Civil War presentation on the confederate raid on Henderson Station presented by Clay Crook. It was very interesting. Refreshments were served by Dr. David and Sherry Thomas to the members and guests Lee and Carol Gertson, Clay Crook and Louise Smith.

A call from Jim Ruth to share his April 11 birthday date certainly bore more important information for a great news story. When Jim was a year old his parents bought the A.D. Parr building. It was named 4-Way Grocery; later the florist section was added. Ossie Burl and Reba Graves Ruth were there to serve the people. Jim Ruth, Ossie Mae Ruth Beshires, and Bobby Ruth grew up being active in the store and florist. James Webb met with the family, took notes for a news story, and snapped a picture. Jim Ruth drove two hours Monday to meet with siblings and James. I called to check on him – he had just arrived at 4-Way near noon. After the interview Jim returned home; he was carrying a skillet of cornbread to add to tomato soup. Just as I headed to the phone to check on him around 4, the phone rang; yes it was Jim arriving home. Great minds … There is so much history in the Ruth family … too much to put into one story, but I am looking forward to gathering additional tidbits to share later. One tidbit to share is the name of the new floral designer – Allyn Sikes. He is from this area, but moved away, served in Vietnam, traveled to California, and for once when he returned home to Chester County he didn’t want to leave. Blessed were both because 4-Way Florist needed additional help

and Allyn wanted a job. Now take time to find James Webb’s story on their Ruth business. She certainly doesn’t look or act her age, and I would dread trying to keep up with her, but Estelle Jones will turn 90 on April 18. Two days later on Saturday, April 20, there will be a celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Chester County Senior Center. Your presence is a gift, so no other gifts please. Happy birthday greetings to Brianna Bailey on April 10 – she turns 14! Linda McEarl Massengill blows out candles if able on April 12 – no age is mentioned, but a zero is barking up her birthday tree. Max will probably order either garden seeds or flowers for a gift. Also Casey Essary will celebrate the last teen sound in that 19th birthday. When you reach 20 my daddy said that all other birthdays come by tens; he was right – 20, 30, 40, 50, 60. My beloved mother’s birthday is April 16 – she is celebrating 82 years in heaven. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.” – Mother Teresa. Good news – Lois Rhodes is returning home from visiting Donette and Tommy Ada in Illinois. Donette had surgery and needed her mom, and mom wanted to go. I thought it was darling when Donette said she got to be three again when mom visited. Oh, to feel those precious hugs, eat that special cooking, and be kissed at bedtime is indeed a sign of a mother’s love. Lois is returning home to a remodeled storm-damaged home. Hope Roger didn’t pick out hoy pink carpet for his mom with lime walls! See JACKS, Page 7-A

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College scholarships are available through 4-H?! By J. Brian Signaigo UT Extension Agent III

Yep, it’s true – college scholarships are available throught 4-H - but it must be some big secret, since not many graduating high school seniors apply for them. Scholarship applications for the 23 4-H scholarships offered through Tennessee 4-H are due by May 1. In other words, 23 high school seniors will receive from $500 to $3,000 in college scholarship dollars and they might as well be some of our Chester County folks!! Applications are available online along with a description of requirements for each scholarship. In addition to the application, members must include a transcript, which should include college entrance test scores and may also include any college classes that the 4-H member has completed. Applications submitted without transcripts will not be considered. Make sure to sign the application before submitting it to the state!

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Jacks Donette and Tommy are staying several days to enjoy the Ada family. Wonder who’ll pull the best joke on the other? Prayer has been requested again for Bobbie Hunt, Kathryn Bromley, Harold Trice, Christine Holley, and Lynn Wadley. Having good health is a gift, isn’t it? This beautiful spring makes one feel better, so we pray these friends will make health improvements. The old Pinson School was about to take it’s last bow from the old crumbling stage, but a few great men saw the importance of saving part of the old school with a remodeling job. Part of the school is gone, but salvaging became important into incorporating pieces into the remodeling. Don and I were allowed a sneak preview. The mural is unbelievable. The history of the school begins with scenes and people and ends with added images of those dedicating time, energy and love to save the old Pinson School. This devoted team (workers and artists) has done a fantastic job. Take the time to visit the open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21. A phone call from Jean Tignor reminded Don and me to arrive for lunch April 21 at the Senior Center for the Tignor reunion. We are looking forward to attending this event, too. I’m taking a dessert and potato casserole. Kathy Tignor Belew has a birthday on April 21. Wonder if I can locate her birthday gift from two years ago? Ever heard the expression, “Out of sight, out of mind?” Jacks Creek Community Club has its dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday. Hope

CPI Team goes the extra mile for

To download an application, visit http :// rms&materials/index. htm#16. Not too long ago, I submitted some information about the 4-H O.W.L.S. camp, which stands for Outdoor Wildlife Leadership and Service camp. This one is designed for those who enjoy the outdoors, but certainly all 6 – 12th grade 4-H members are eligible. Registration deadline is coming soon – if interested, call me quick at 989-2103! Junior 4-H Camp (for fourth, fifth and sixth grades) will be July 8 – 12 at Ridley 4-H Center. This year’s educational theme is “Tennessee Heritage.” Please know that when we take 4-H members to camp, all activities are well supervised. Junior High 4-H camp will also be held at Ridley 4-H Center, July 1 – 4 . This year’s theme is “Survivor – Challenge, Succeed, Team Work.” 4-H Electric Camp is June 25 – 28. It is for sixth and seventh grade 4-H members.

A 4-year-old boy has just been beaten by his stepfather. A neighbor has sexually assaulted the little girl next door. Child Protective Services has notified the Carl Perkins Center … but what happens next? That’s when a little-known team steps in and makes decisions that steer the journey of each and every case. The Child Protective Investigative Team may not be well-known to the general public, but to the Carl Perkins Center and anyone facing a child abuse crisis, they are the faces that shape the future. Comprised of some of the best in their respective fields, the CPI Team meets at the Center monthly to review cases. They assess each child’s statements, determining whether a perpetrator needs to be prosecuted or not. At the helm of the

you can join us. It is a social event, some entertainment, and a good meal. I’m taking caramel cake, slaw and cold pasta salad. Deaths were announced on the news today. Annette Funicello (10-22042 to 4-8-2013) was a Mouseketeer, actress, and did commercials for Skippy Peanut Butter; and Margaret Thatcher (10-13-25 to 48-2013) was the former England Prime Minister often called the “Iron Lady.” Our community expresses sympathy to the family of Willie Irene Lipscomb Rhodes (6-25-29 to 4-413) from Rhodes Town. Irene was the daughter of Floyd and Annie Kelly Lipscomb from Missouri. She was married to the late Herbert Denver Rhodes, son of John Elbert and Lennie Estella Griffin Rhodes. Denver was the brother of Audrey Rhodes Patterson. Audrey helped the Patterson brothers run the grocery store at Jacks Creek. Irene and Denver had two children – Bruce Rhodes and Anita R. Ross. April brought sadness

to this family because Irene, Denver and Lennie died during this month – Irene on April 4, 2013; Denver on April 14, 1999; and Lennie on April 17, 1979. Irene Rhodes moved to Tennessee around the age of three, and settled in with John Alton and Bessie Irene Lipscomb Rhodes. As a child attending Jacks Creek Methodist Church I can remember Alton (1908-1985) and Bessie (1910-1988) bringing a pretty little Anita Rhodes to church. Sometimes we sat beside each other during Sunday school. Our Sunday school teachers through the years were Ruth Morris, Ester Sharp and Lounell McPeake. Easter was a fun holiday after church, because we had fun hunting for eggs. Later we happily carried our successful hunt results home. We were hoping our family would hide those eggs again and again for us. In case you’re wondering I did wear a pretty little Easter hat, and I still have it! Call 989-7485 if you have tidbits.

Carl Perkins Centers By Janeane Moore Carl Perkins Center

CPI Team in Chester County is Al Earls, Assistant District Attorney for the 26th

Judicial District. Earls oversees the meetings and guides the decisions that are made each month. CPIT must include members from various avenues, including medical and mental health components, juvenile court professionals and representatives from Child Protective Services and law enforcement. The Director of the Carl Perkins Center also serves on the Team. Serving on Chester County’s team are: Earls; Clay Jordan, Director of the Carl Perkins Center; Jason Crouse, Investigator for the Sheriff ’s Department; Gary Davidson, Henderson Police Department Investigator; Terry Bell, Youth Services

Officer with Juvenile Court; MariLynn McCloskey, Wayne Johnson, Jennifer Maxwell and Mary Beth Duke, with the Department of Children’s Services; Dr. Brian McCarver (medical); and Dr. Laura Melaro (mental health). “Every month these people come together to decide the best course of action for our cases,” said Jordan. “They truly do go the extra mile for the children of Chester County.” The Team stays current on issues pertaining to their work through monthly educational trainings, done prior to each meeting. From selfdefense techniques, victim notification laws, forensic interview procedures and more, the Team is instructed on a plethora of topics.

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Team members also observe forensic interviews from an observation room at the Carl Perkins Center. Each child tells their story of abuse to a forensic interviewer as law enforcement and DCS members watch via remote video. This enables each child to talk of the abuse only once and CPI Team members to better determine a course of action for the case. To learn more about the CPI Team, call the Carl Perkins Center at 989-7222.


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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Capitol Hill Review A weekly wrap-up of legislative news

From Rep. Steve McDaniel House receives Governor’s 2013-2014 budget amendment Governor Bill Haslam this week unveiled additions to the fiscal year 20132014 budget to be considered by the Tennessee House of Representatives in the coming weeks. The Governor presented his original budget for 2013-2014 on Jan. 28, with this supplemental appropriations amendment specifying additional funding for various projects across the state. The budget amendment, which reflects the conservative priorities of citizens throughout Tennessee, represents a responsible blueprint that balances the state budget and lowers taxes. Notable funding priorities in the budget amendment include: $5.2 million in additional revenue from the tobacco settlement for a total of $43.1 million to support Healthier Tennessee; $1.37 million restored for the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Peer Support Centers; $225,700 restored for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for positions in West, Middle and East Tennessee; $250,000 more to Family Violence Shelters; $350,000 for Land Acquisition for the West TN Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads – Year 1; $1 million grant for University of Tennessee, Martin Parsons Campus nursing program; $44.6 million for the state’s Fast Track Job Training Assistance Program; $1.26 million for infrastructure at Rocky Fork State Park; $3 million for State Library and Archives and State Museum planning; $1 million for the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. House lawmakers cutting taxes and helping small businesses Over the last few years, millions of dollars have been sent back to the people of our state in the form of tax cuts. This year, the trend continues as a package of tax-cutting measures makes its way through the House committee process: House Bill 193 – Cuts the sales tax on food from 5.25 percent to a flat five percent rate, saving consumers across the state approximately $25 million; House Bill 1184 – Institutes a sales tax holiday program for small-businesses statewide; House Bill 192 – Raises the Hall tax

exemption levels for senior citizens from $16,200 to $26,200 for single filers and from $27,000 to $37,000 for joint filers; House Bill 64 – Exempts Tennessee businesses from paying a portion of their annual excise tax, allowing businesses to use that money for expansion or other necessary costs; In total, these bills, if passed by the legislature, will put hundreds of millions of dollars back in the pockets of hardworking Tennesseans across the state. In addition, lawmakers agree, these measures will spur our economy and make Tennessee an even better place to live, work, and raise a family. Workers’ Compensation Reform Passes Key House Committee In order to provide more stability and efficiency in Tennessee’s workers’ compensation system, House lawmakers have sponsored the Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2013. This week, the bill passed out of the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee as it continues building support from both employers and employees across the state. The current state workers’ compensation system was established in 1919. Because of this fact, critics argue, it is simply outdated and in need of an overhaul. In addition, Tennessee is currently one of only two states that adjudicate workers’ compensation claims in the trial courts. As a result, Tennessee’s medical costs related to workers’ compensation are some of the highest in the nation. The Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2013 will create a system that is more fair and efficient, and will help provide better outcomes for employers and employees. The new system will also allow workers to receive benefits faster and return to work much sooner than they can now. The legislation is scheduled for debate by the full House of Representatives on April 11. Pension reform legislation scores victory As other states across the nation refuse to look at the long-term fiscal health of their pension systems, Tennessee legislators are moving forward with a plan to ensure state employees are protected for years to come. House Bill 948, which passed out of the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee this week, places Tennessee on a strong, See REVIEW, Page 9-A

Dodge’s Super Bowl ad harkens to troubled period

When the dust final settled this week and the media lost interest in the winners and losers, Beyonce and the stadium power outage, Super Bowl buzz focused on the Dodge Ram ad that incorporated the late Paul Harvey’s speech, “So God Made a Farmer.” The legendary radio announcer penned the essay and delivered it verbally at the 1978 Future Farmers of America (FFA) national convention. It was never meant to help sell pickup trucks. Rather, the message – much needed at the time – was to bolster confidence in and support of American farmers, who were beginning to suffer after several salad years in the early 1970s. It was the beginning of a dark period for farm families from the Great Plains to the South and Midwest. The seeds had been planted for a massive failure that would be harvested in the early1980s – the result of a perfect storm of lending practices, high debt, reduced price supports, the lowering of trade barriers and government policy. The farm mortgage foreclosure disaster already was underway, and everyone involved in agriculture knew more and more farmers were behind on their notes and what

was going to happen when the bankers clamped down tighter. A severe national farm crisis was in progress. It would only get worse, but things were bad enough that farm organizations staged demonstrations in 1977 and 1978. The American Agriculture Movement led a farm strike in Washington, D.C. in January of 1978. It was punctuated by a 3,000-tractor protest parade – the first national “tractorcade.” Farmers drove or hauled their tractors across the country to participate. My recollection is that Dodge-Chrysler was not a sponsor, but an acquaintance of mine from Tennessee made national headlines when he drove his tractor into the Mall’s reflecting pool. The main issue was the plight of small farmers, for whom price supports weren’t high enough for continued survival. They managed one major concession. The Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) implemented a two-year moratorium on foreclosures. For many small operations, this only extended the waiting period before their eventual loss of land and equipment. I recall when our local soybean farmers crashed and burned. They had seen their

incomes rise in the early 1970s due to good yields and favorable markets. They extended themselves to buy or rent more land and equipment, then the bottom dropped out. The social and human toll was high. Farm auction notices took up pages of space in local newspapers. Grain elevators closed, agricultural jobs were lost; rural communities diminished. I knew two bean farmers who committed suicide. In other parts of the nation, it was dangerous to be in the rural finance business. Several bankers were shot and killed by distraught farmers. So when I saw the Super Bowl ad and heard Paul Harvey’s words, “And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a caretaker.’ So God made a farmer…” I knew that context and place in time had been sacrificed. History was being rewritten or revised by marketing gurus to

sell a line of pickup trucks. The irony for all of us who remember the agriculture crises of the latter 20th Century is that there are fewer family farms now than then, fewer real farmers to buy Dodge trucks. Paul Harvey, in his memorable way, composed “So God Made a Farmer” to console and support rural families during their trials and tribulations. It was and still is, in my opinion, not advertising copy. Those FFA members who actually heard Harvey recite “So God Made a Farmer” probably were questioning their career paths at the time of the speech. It would become much more difficult to follow in the footsteps of their fathers and grandfathers. In truth, the period from which this speech arose was a sad chapter in American agriculture, not as bad as the Great Depression but bad enough.

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 11, 2013

To the Editor: Recently J&B Small Engines had a customer appreciation day. They had a rock climb from the National Guard, hot dogs, drinks and many door prizes. All that attended seemed to have a nice time. We wanted to thank the National

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Review sustainable path with regard to our state employee pension system. The legislation continues Tennessee’s trend of being one of the best fiscally managed states in the nation. As other state legislatures drown in debt as they work to weather the economic downturn, lawmakers in Tennessee are cutting taxes, balancing the state budget, and creating a jobs-friendly environment where businesses have the greatest opportunity to grow and thrive. And in case you missed it… Beer Tax Reform Act – The Beer Tax Reform Act of 2013 has drawn nationwide support this week as the bill passed yet another legislative hurdle on its way to a full vote by the Tennessee House of Re presentatives. House Bill 999, which is sponsored by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, seeks to rectify the state’s outdated price-based system of taxing beer. Currently, Tennessee has the highest beer tax rate in the nation. Emissions Testing – Automobiles under three years old would be exempt from Tennessee vehicle emissions testing under legislation pending consideration in the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee. The bill would apply to owners of vehicles in six Tennessee counties—Hamilton, Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson—where emissions testing is currently required. Medicaid Expansion Alternative – Governor Bill Haslam said this week that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sounding more receptive to his alternative to expanding the state’s Medicaid program. Last week, Haslam announced the state would pursue a ‘Tennessee Plan’ for expanding coverage to those in need of health insurance. Agriculture Day On The Hill – This week, farmers from across the state visited the State Capitol in celebration of ‘Ag Day on the Hill.’ The event, which takes place each year in Nashville, honors the state’s number one industry – agriculture – and the contributions farmers make to the Tennessee economy each and every year. In addition to the celebration, a milking contest was held between House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lieutenant

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Guard, Jacky, his staff, family and sponsors for donations. It is rare today for a business to reach out to customers and say thanks for your business in such a nice way.

Governor Ron Ramsey. In the end, the House defended its milking

The J.C. Emerson Family Henderson

Chester County – Henderson

title with a blowout victory from Speaker Harwell.

Chester County Kindergarten registration April 11-12 Kindergarten registration will be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 12, at North Chester School cafeteria, 524 Luray Ave., Henderson. A child must be five years old by Aug. 31, 2013 in order to be eligible for kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. Required documents are: Tennessee Immunization Record or Child Health Record, physical exam record (dated no more than one year prior to the start of school on Aug. 5), birth certificate (official copy), social security card, and proof of residence (example: water bill, electric bill, or rent receipt). For more information about registration, call Linda Patterson or Patsy Doyle at 989-5134.

Kickin’ it 5K Run and Fun Walk April 13 The Kickin’ it 5K Run and Fun Walk event will be held Saturday, April 13. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and at 8 a.m. the race starts from No Xcuse parking lot. All entry fees are $20; with $15 benefiting CCHS soccer and $5 benefiting Baby Noah Judd family. For more information on age categories, course map and awards, or to register early, go to HS/Soccer5K.pdf. Please make checks payable to CCHS Soccer.

Mike Tedford to speak at Grace Baptist Church April 14 Mike Tedford, former Communications Director on Air Force One, and graduate of Chester County High School, will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 14at Grace Baptist Church, 1202 Highway 45 N. in Henderson. The public is invited to attend.

Headhugger Hat Group to meet April 15 The Headhugger Hat Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday night, April 15, at the Studio Building behind Henderson Assembly of God Church. Please come and bring your hats for the cancer patients. If you have questions or need further information, please call 608-7303. We thank all those who have made donations to this ministry in recent weeks.

“Pork Done Right” April 19 Treat yourself to famous Dwain Seaton pork chops from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 19. Plates are $8 each and include pork chop, beans, slaw and bread. We will deliver to businesses or you can pick them up at the courthouse parking lot. Proceeds benefit Chester County Relay for Life. For more information, contact Beverly Morton at 435-9185 or email

FHU Associates Rummage Sale April 24-27 The Freed-Hardeman University Associates will have a rummage sale at the National Guard Armory from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, April 24 – 26, and from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27. Friday and Saturday will be half price days. Come and fill a paper sack with clothes on Saturday for just $2. All proceeds from the sale will go toward scholarships. For more information, call Susan Brown at 989-2989.

Madison County – Pinson Open House Old Pinson School April 21 The recently renovated and restored Old Pinson School is having an Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21. All are welcome to attend.

All Areas McNairy County Senior Center Trip May 19-27 Limited seats are available for a fabulous trip to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico May 19-27.

The true Southwest awaits you in Albuquerque. The double occupancy price is $719, and is DUE NOW. For further information, contact Cindy Thrasher at McNairy County Senior Center at 632-0302.

Chester County – Hickory Corner Ham and bean dinner April 13 There will be a ham and bean dinner Saturday, April 13, starting at 11 a.m. and will include ham and beans, slaw, onion, cornbread and Mexican cornbread, dessert and tea. There is no set price for the meal, but we will be asking for donations. All monies go to help offset the cost of operating the center. At 1 p.m. the cakewalk begins. Members are asked to bring two desserts, one for the dessert table and one for the cake walk. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the day.

Chester County – Finger Finger Volunteer Fire Department dinner April 13 The Finger Volunteer Fire department is hosting an all you can eat fish fry and barbeque chicken dinner with all the trimmings and homemade desserts. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds go toward the operating expenses of the Finger Fire Department.

Benefit for Kenneth Kitchen Sr. May 4 A benefit for Kenneth Kitchen Sr. will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at A New Beginning Church, 938 Sol Colston Rd. Mr. Kitchen has stage 4 liver cancer. Let’s show him how much we care. He has always been there for everybody, now it’s time to give to him. Fish plates can be pre-ordered for $8, or are $10 at the door; or $5 for hamburger and hot dog plates. Tickets will be sold on a 40” TV, and there will be a singing. For more information, call Pat Jones at 989-3402.

Chester County – Mifflin Mifflin Family Dance April 11-12 Come join us at the Mifflin family dance. Doors open at 6 p.m. every Thursday and Friday night. Friday night at 6:30 there is a dance class. Concessions and a game room are available. For more information, call 9895867 or 989-4460. (We will be closed Friday, April 26.)

Madison County – Jackson Jackson Life Member Telephone Pioneers meet April 18 The Jackson Life Member Telephone Pioneers will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Perkins Restaurant in Jackson. Please bring snacks to be donated to RIFA for use in children’s backpacks. All retired communications employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For additional information call 731 423-0944.

Henderson County – Reagan Saturday Night Dance April 13 The Reagan Community Center ( will be hosting its regular Saturday dance, April 13. Appearing will be “The Hot Country Band” from Gadsden. This is an all ages show with free dance lessons starting at 6:30 p.m., and from 7:30 - 10:30 there will be live music. There is no charge for 11-yearolds and younger when accompanied by an adult.

McNairy County – Adamsville McNairy County and Selmer Senior Centers close on Fridays The McNairy County Senior Center in Adamsville and the Selmer Senior Center will be closed on Fridays until further notice.

Obituary/Religion Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Obituaries Randy Lewis Plunk Jan. 25, 1955 – March 27, 2013 Randy Lewis Plunk, 58, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Funeral services were Monday, April 1, 2013 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel with Randy Mead officiating. Burial followed in Henderson City Cemetery. He was born in Chester County, the son of the late Ezra and Jewell Austin Plunk. He attended schools in Chester and McNairy Counties. He worked at several manufacturing companies, lastly at Black & Decker. He attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Christmasville. He is survived by a daughter, Holli Fassnacht (Patrick) of Batesville, Miss.; a son, Brandon Plunk of McKenzie; three grandchildren, Ethan Gatlin, Abbie Fassnacht and Annabelle Fassnacht; five sisters, Jo Ellen Garrett (Charles) of Bolivar, Brenda Kay Garrett (Otha) of Bolivar, Gail Clement (Kenneth) of Henderson, Shirley Evans of Jackson and Tina Scribner (Rick) of Nashville; and two brothers, Ronnie Plunk (Margie) of Joliet, Ill., and Eugene Plunk (Betty) of Scotts Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bud Plunk; and a sister, Janice Ada Lindsey. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 11, 2013

Mary Sue Hoppe Nov. 9, 1923 – March 28, 2013 Mary Sue Hoppe, 89, died on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Arrangements were handled by Arrington Funeral Directors, Jackson. A native of Poplar Bluff, Mo., she was born on Nov. 9, 1923, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Belle King Rosenbaum, and moved to Henderson in September, 1988. She was married to Raymond Allen Hoppe, a real estate salesman and WWII veteran, who preceded her in death on July 7, 1987. She was a homemaker, a member of Henderson Church of Christ, a former member of the Freed-Hardeman Associates and the Town and Country FCE Club. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Liggett in July, 1988, of South Hill, Va.; two brothers, Thomas Rosenbaum of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Harry Rosenbaum of St. Louis, Mo.; and two sisters, Helen McCain of Eupora, Miss., and Margaret Payne of Sahuarita, Ariz. She is survived by a son, Richard Hoppe of Wright City, Mo.; two daughters, Carol Webb of Henderson and Barbara Ray of Kingman, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 11, 2013

Greg Durbin Aug. 24, 1955 – April 8, 2013 Greg Durbin, 57, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013. Memorial Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Shackelford Funeral Directors-Johnson Chapel in Henderson. He was born Aug. 24, 1955 in Memphis, the son of Paul Durbin of Adamsville, and the late Margaret Phillips Durbin. He graduated from Bartlett High School in 1973. He was married to Debbie Whitten on Feb. 9, 1980. He was a member of First Christian Liberty Church in Henderson. He had worked in sales most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and hunting for relics and artifacts. He also enjoyed music, and was very proficient at playing the piano, guitar and harmonica. He is survived by his wife Debra Durbin of Henderson; two daughters, Paula Durbin of Henderson, and Whitney Durbin Chandler (Bobby) of Finger; a sister, Vicki Bobbitt (Stan) of Adamsville; two grandchildren, Cameron Preslar and Dalton Preslar; and also leaves a special friend and caregiver, Cecil Sanders. The family will receive friends at Johnson Chapel from 5 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 11, 2013

Oct. 5, 1958 – March 25, 2013 Donald Rhoden departed this life on Monday, March 25, 2013 in Henderson, at the age of 54 years, 5 months, 20 days. There was no public service. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer were in charge of arrangements. He was born Oct. 5, 1958 in Selmer, the son of the late Clarence E. and Joyce Maxine Nixon Rhoden. He was a factory worker, having worked at Owens Corning and Anvil Corporation. He is survived by a sister, Deborah R. Mutters of Selmer; a brother, Richard C. Rhoden of Henderson; and a host of extended family and friends. His guestbook may be signed at Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 11, 2013

Revival at Old Path Baptist Church April 10-12 You are invited to attend the revival at Old Path Baptist Church, 4880 Hwy 22A, in Cabo Wednesday, April 10 through Friday, April 12. The services will begin at 7 p.m. with Bro. Ronnie Geary the guest preacher.

Women of Worth Conference April 12-14 Good News Worship Center in Lexington, 675 Reed Rd., invites all to the annual Women of Worth Conference on April 12 – 14. The theme this year is “Consumed with Zeal.” They are filled with great enthusiasm for what the Lord is doing in this hour. This will be a great time of refreshing as well as a tremendous infilling of His passion and presence. Come ready to be consumed - spirit, soul and body. Service times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Light meals follow Friday and Saturday night services, and a luncheon will be served following our Saturday morning service. There is never any cost to join! (Guys are welcome too.) For more information, call 968-2980 or visit

Singing and Revival at Cave Springs Baptist Church April 13-17 “With Willing Hearts” from Dresden will be singing at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13. At Cave Springs Baptist Church. Revival services begin Sunday, April 14 at 6 p.m. and continue through Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. each night. Preaching will be by Bro. Matthew McAdams on Sunday, Bro. Howard Goolsby on Monday, Bro. Alan Maness on Tuesday, and Bro. Josh Parker on Wednesday. All are invited to attend.

Revival at Antioch Baptist Church April 14-17 Revival services will be held at Antioch Baptist Church, 3415 Wilson School Rd., Sunday, April 14 through Wednesday, April 17. The services will be held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. The evangelist is Bro. Bobby Wray.

Ladies Luau Luncheon May 4 Sanford Baptist Church for Ladies Luau Luncheon is at 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 4, with guest Joy Greene, of Joytime Ministries, who will be speaking on “Pack your bags,” and enjoy special music by Gaye Phillips. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 989-5397.

Women’s Dating Seminar April 19 Harvest Time Church Of God In Christ will be hosting a women’s dating seminar, “The Do’s and Don’ts of Dating for Singles.” Come as you are to leave better than you came! If you would like to be a part of this seminar, it will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Harvest Time COGIC, 414 Beechwood St. in Henderson. There will be door prizes! Sister Sandra Mays, First Lady of Tiptonville’s Mt. Zion’s Missionary Baptist Church will be the facilitator.

25th Annual There’s Hope Camp Meeting April 22-25 Immanuel Missionary Church, Trenton Hwy 77 Milan, welcomes you to attend their 25th annual ‘There’s Hope Camp” April 22-25. Services are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. The featured evangelist will be Mike Ragland, from Hayden, Ala. There will be special singing groups, local and visiting singers. The camp moderator is Pastor Douglas Powell.

Johnson Crossroads Cemetery Homecoming is May 1 Johnson Crossroads Cemetery is having a cemetery cleanup before the May 12 Homecoming. Ground flowers and decorations family members wish to keep should be taken up before May 1. Please direct questions or comments to Charles Newsom at 989-9701.

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Church of Christ at Church Street 526 North Church St., Henderson Sunday Morning Worship 9 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Worship 5 p.m. Wednesday Spiritual Enrichment 6:30 p.m.

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CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT April 2, 2013 Brandon Lee Emmons, 20, was arrested and held for Alcorn County. He was released to Corinth. April 3, 2013 John L. Morris, 56, was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $2,000 bond. A red push lawn mower, valued at approximately $150, was reported stolen from a residence on Laura Street. A shoplifter was reported at the Dollar General Store. Dayna Maness was issued a citation and court date for shoplifting. April 6, 2013 A victim reported that an unauthorized individual picked up her prescription medication from Fred’s Pharmacy. The prescription allegedly consisted of Tramadol 50 mg total of 60 tabs and Xanax one mg total of 30 tabs. Jonathan Howell was issued a citation for simple possession and given a court date. April 7, 2013 Cody Aaron Hairwell, 21, was arrested and charged with public intoxication, violation of open container and underage drinking. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $1,050 bond. Seth Thomas

Tedford, 20, was arrested and charged with public intoxication, violation of open container and underage drinking. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $1,050 bond. April 8, 2013 A n t h o n y Massengill, 53, was arrested and charged with violation of probation, attempted aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated assault and vandalism up to $500. He is held in the Chester County Jail. No bond has been set at this time. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT April 2, 2013 9:05 a.m. - 330 East University false alarm 2:28 p.m. - 617 Bolen smoke in the basement, no fire. April 6 2013 2:51 a.m. - 203 East University false alarm. 5:12 p.m. - 129 University false alarm. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT April 1, 2013 Sean Deangelo Dickerson, 24, was arrested and charged with possession of schedule VI and manufacture/delivery/sell of controlled substance. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $20,000 bond.

April 2, 2013 Chase Mclean Dennis, 25, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County Jail on his own recognizance. Brent Thomas Durrance, 44, was arrested and charged with violation of community correctionsmisdemeanor. He is held in the Chester County Jail. No bond has been set at this time. April 3, 2013 Donnie Joe Martin, 43, was arrested and charged with contempt of court. He is held in the Chester County Jail in lieu of a $750 bond. April 4, 2013 Paul Andrew Chance, 44, was arrested and charged with child support. He is held in the Chester County Jail in lieu of a $1,000 bond. April 5, 2013 Richard T. Bowen, 47, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County Jail and placed on probation. G r e g o r y Hollingsworth, 46, was arrested and charged with violation of community correctionsfelony. He is held in the Chester County Jail. No bond has been set at this time. William Bradley Wells, 21, was arrested and charged with violation of community cor rections-misdemeanor. He is held in the Chester County

Jail in lieu of a $800 bond. April 6, 2013 William Alex Dancy, 39, was arrested and charged with violation of community cor rections-misdemeanor. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $650 bond. April 7, 2013 Anthony Paul Morris, 30, was arrested and charged with criminal impersonation and driving on a canceled/revoked/sus pended license. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT April 1, 2013 4:29 p.m. - 5415 Hwy 100 E. - Jacks Creek responded to a grass fire. April 6, 2013 12:33 p.m. - 4265 Clifford Road - Hilltop responded to a woods fire. 1:06 p.m. - 2130 Old Jacks Creek Road Station 1 responded to a lawn mower. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD CHESTER COUNTY March 30, 2013 11:03 p.m. - Old Jacks Creek Road and Eason Road - assist with wreck with entrapment. GENERAL SESSIONS COURT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT No reports.

Le Bonheur expert explains reporting child abuse Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Child Assessment Program (LCAP), evaluates children entering the hospital who are possible victims of child abuse and neglect. Patients are referred to LCAP by physicians and social workers in the hospital who are concerned that a child’s current injuries may be the result of maltreatment. When children are referred, the team performs medical and psychosocial assessments of those children and their families. Program Director Dr. Karen Lakin is a critical component to this program and is a wellknown expert in her field. Although this is a difficult subject, Le Bonheur encourages everyone to educate themselves on this important issue. Dr. Lakin provides parents advice about recognizing and preventing child abuse: “All too frequently we read a headline in the paper or hear a report on the evening news detailing an account of a horrific case of child abuse, sometimes ending with the death of a child. We find ourselves asking each other, ‘Did you

hear about that young child who was murdered?’ ‘How could that monster rape those children?’ ‘Didn’t anyone notice the poor child was being abused?’ Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were concerned that a child was being abused? You must first recognize the signs of abuse in order to help a child. Child abuse comes in many forms: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Some types of abuse leave obvious signs, while other signs are more subtle. Often, the various types of abuse overlap. A physically abused child may also be neglected and not have medical needs addressed by the caregiver. A sexually abused child may also be emotionally abused by the predator. Signs of physical child abuse include injuries that are inconsistent with the explanation. A child may suffer from recurring injuries or repeated trips to the emergency room. Injuries blamed on behaviors that are inconsistent for the child’s age are suspicious for abuse. A caregiver may give different

stories to explain an injury. Signs of sexual abuse may be more difficult to notice. These include sophisticated sexual knowledge or behavior in a young child. A sudden change in sleep patterns, nightmares, bedwetting or physical complaints like headaches and stomach aches. Physical symptoms may include frequent urinary tract infections or contraction of sexually transmitted diseases. Often, a child may disclose a sexual abuse incident to an adult. Sometimes this may be the only sign, therefore all accounts should be taken very seriously. Emotionally abused children are often belittled or berated. They may be ignored by the caregiver or treated poorly in comparison to siblings. Neglected children may be unkempt, malnourished or frequently unsupervised. In this particular situation of abuse, a child’s medical, educational and physical needs may not be provided by caregivers. Child abuse is a difficult subject for everyone and many people are confused about

reporting it. Fear creates barriers to reporting. We may be reluctant to become involved if we don’t know the child. We may fear breaking up a model family, that no one will believe us or get in trouble for reporting abuse if it is unfounded.” Reporting Child Abuse Reporting child abuse may save a child’s life and is a person’s moral responsibility. In Tennessee, as in most states, reporting abuse is also a legal responsibility. All persons, including doctors, mental health professionals, child care providers, schools, dentists, family members and friends must report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. Failure to report child abuse or neglect is a violation of the law in Tennessee. To report Child Abuse or Neglect you may contact your local law enforcement agency and in Tennessee contact the child abuse hotline: 1877-237-0004, or go to w e b s i t e https://reportabuse.sta In the event of an immediate life threatening emergency, call 911.

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 11, 2013

NEO presents check to Carl Perkins Center

Photo by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent

NEO Products presented the Chester County Carl Perkins Center with a $15,000 check raised from the proceeds of last month’s Memphis Wrestling event. According to event coordinator Terry Hearn, NEO has collaborated with the Carl Perkins Center for six years to hold Memphis Wrestling, and the proceeds “have gone up every year we’ve done this.” The donation was made entirely of profits from the popular wrestling event, which has steadily grown each year. Clay Jordan, director of the Carl Perkins Center, was pleased and grateful to NEO for the generous donation. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and all the proceeds donated to the Center stay in Chester County to help abused children. Hearn and Jordan are pictured seated at left, along with the rest of the NEO staff.

Television Listings, April 11-17

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Besso’s returning to coffee shop roots Besso’s, which opened as a coffee shop and gelateria in October 2006, will return to Main Street in Henderson within the next three months. After becoming a fullservice Italian restaurant in fall 2011 and moving to Jackson in fall 2012, the restaurant closed its Jackson location on April 2, according to Drs. Carey Frix and Nicole Jennings, owners. Frix expressed appreciation for those who have been part of Besso’s throughout its journey. He said, “We are grateful for those who have supported and encouraged the commitment to provide artisan, Italian cuisine for our region.” He added “Our goal in expanding Besso’s to a fullservice Italian restaurant was to offer a quality dining experience with the best prices possible, based on the ingredients and labor required to create handmade pastas, sauces and desserts. From sending a pizza chef to Naples to creating a menu with award-winning executive chefs to carefully selecting wines to complement our entrees, we have been excited to work with many people to make this a

reality.” Frix said that the decision to close the Jackson restaurant was based on the culmination of several events. He stated, “The two percent increase in payroll taxes the first of January eliminated more than 50 percent of discretionary spending for many households. As one would expect, the restaurant business has suffered greatly; the first three months of 2013 have been the worst for the restaurant industry nationwide since 9/11.” He added, “Preparing and serving our menu requires a different skill set than working at fastfood or chain restaurants, which are more common in our region. Finding a drug-free, skilled labor force is a challenge for a restaurant like ours.” The third reason that Frix listed involved the approaching requirements and penalties of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Frix explained, “Even if the economy were to turn around and the payroll taxes were to be decreased by year-end, Besso’s, like many businesses, would have been subject to the Obamacare require-

ments/penalties in January 2014. These looming costs of tens of thousands of dollars simply could not have been passed on to our customers.” Frix concluded by discussing the nature of the restaurant business. He said, “The restaurant business is unique because the loss of 30 customers a day may wipe out 100 percent of profits. We all need to choose wisely when we go out to eat. If we do not support locally owned restaurants, we may have only chain restaurants remaining as choices. Diverse, quality dining experiences are vitally important to our region’s economy, particularly in the area of tourism.” Besso’s will serve fresh-roasted coffee, small-batch gelato, and selected menu items at its original location in downtown Henderson. Part of the Walking Tall Trail, it has been recognized by readers of The Tennessee Magazine as a runnerup in its Best of Tennessee awards and as a winner for the past two years at a Taste of Jackson. More information and updates are available a t elato.

Movies & Times

Hollywood 16

Cinema Planet 10

Jackson 10

Opening Friday

71 Conrad Drive Jackson, TN Opening Friday “42” (PG13) Running Time 1:28 Fri-Sun 2pm 3pm 4:30pm 6:05pm 7pm 8:35pm 9:30pm Mon-Thurs 5pm 7pm JURASSIC PARK 3D (PG13) Running Time 2:06 Fri-Sun 2pm 4:30pm 7pm 9:30pm Mon-Thurs 7pm SCARY MOVIE: 5 (PG13) Running Time 1:25 Fri-Sun 2pm 5pm 7:30pm 9:30pm Mon-Thurs 5pm 7pm TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION (PG13) Running Time 1:51 Fri-Sun 2pm 4:30pm 7pm 9:30pm Mon-Thurs 7pm

Now Showing G.I. JOE 3D (PG13) Running Time 1:30 Fri-Sun 2pm 4:30pm 7pm 9:30pm Mon-Thurs 7pm OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R) Running Time 1:59 Fri-Sun 2pm 4:30pm 7pm 9:30pm Mon-Thurs 7pm OZ: The GREAT & POWERFUL 3D (PG) Running Time 2:10 Fri-Sun 2pm 4:30pm 7pm 9:30pm Mon-Thurs 6:30pm THE CROODS 3D (PG) Running Time 1:32 Fri-Sun 2pm 5pm 7pm 9:30pm Mon-Thurs 5pm 7pm THE HOST (PG13) Running Time 2:05 Fri-Sun 2pm 4:30pm 7pm 9:30pm Mon-Thurs 7pm

575 Vann Drive Jackson, TN “42” (PG13) Running Time 1:28 Fri-Thurs 12pm 1pm 2:30pm 3:30pm 5pm 6:05pm 7:30pm 8:35pm 10pm SCARY MOVIE: 5 (PG13) Running Time 1:25 Fri-Thurs 12:30pm 2:30pm 4:30pm 7:15pm 9:20pm TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION (PG13) Running Time 1:51 Fri-Thurs 12:25pm 1:25pm 2:45pm 3:45pm 5:05pm 6:05pm 7:25pm 8:25pm 9:45pm

Now Showing ADMISSION (PG13) Running Time 1:47 Fri-Thurs 12:15pm 2:30pm 4:45pm 7:15pm 9:30pm EVIL DEAD (R) Running Time 1:31 Fri-Thurs 12:15pm 2:25pm 4:40pm 7:15pm 9:30pm G.I. JOE 3D (PG13) Running Time 1:30 Fri-Thurs 12pm 1pm 2:20pm 3:40pm 4:40pm 6:10pm 7pm 8:30pm 9:20pm OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R) Running Time 1:59 Fri-Thurs 12pm 2:30pm 5pm 7:30pm 10pm OZ: The GREAT & POWERFUL 2D (PG) Running Time 2:10 Fri-Thurs 12pm 2:40pm 5:20pm 8pm SNITCH (PG13) Running Time 1:35 Fri-Thurs 12:10pm 2:35pm 5pm 7:25pm 9:50pm

231 Kenworth Blvd Jackson, TN Opening Friday “42” (PG13) Running Time 1:28 Fri-Sun 12pm 1pm 2:30pm 3:30pm 5pm 6:05pm 7:30pm 8:35pm 10pm Mon-Thurs 5pm 6:05pm 7:30pm SCARY MOVIE: 5 (PG13) Running Time 1:25 Fri-Sun 12:45pm 2:45pm 4:45pm 7:30pm 9:35pm Mon-Thurs 4:45pm 7:30pm TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION (PG13) Running Time 1:51 Fri-Sun 12:30pm 2:45pm 5pm 7:35pm 9:55pm Mon-Thurs 5pm 7:35pm

Now Showing EVIL DEAD (R) Running Time 1:31 Fri-Sun 12:30pm 2:45pm 5pm 7:35pm 9:50pm Mon-Thurs 5pm 7:35pm G.I. JOE 3D (PG13) Running Time 1:30 Fri-Sun 12:15pm 2:35pm 4:55pm 7:15pm 9:35pm Mon-Thurs 4:55pm 7:15pm OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R) Running Time 1:59 Fri-Sun 12pm 2:25pm 4:50pm 7:15pm 9:40pm Mon-Thurs 4:50pm 7:15pm OZ: The GREAT & POWERFUL 3D (PG) Running Time 2:10 Fri-Sun 12:15pm 2:40pm 5:05pm 7:30pm 9:55pm Mon-Thurs 5:05pm 7:30pm

THE CALL (R) Running Time 1:35 Fri-Thurs 12:15pm 2:30pm 4:45pm 7:35pm 9:45pm

THE CROODS 2D (PG) Running Time 1:32 Fri-Sun 12:15pm 2:25pm 4:35pm 7pm 9:10pm Mon-Thurs 4:35pm 7pm

THE CROODS 2D (PG) Running Time 1:32 Fri-Thurs 12pm 1pm 2:10pm 3:10pm 4:20pm 5:20pm 6:30pm 7:30pm 8:40pm 9:40pm

THE HOST (PG13) Running Time 2:05 Fri-Sun 12pm 2:25pm 4:50pm 7:20pm 9:45pm Mon-Thurs 4:50pm 7:20pm

THE HOST (PG13) Running Time 2:05 Fri-Thurs 12pm 2:30pm 5pm 7:30pm 10pm

All Schedules begin on Friday

Benefit for Noah Judd April 27 There will be a barbeque chicken benefit for the family of Noah Judd Saturday, April 27. Noah is the infant son of Jason and Summer Judd. He was born weighing only one pound and six ounces.

Tickets are available at Chester County High School, East Chester Elementary, the Board of Education Office, Clayton Bank, Chester County Bank and several other places. Tickets are $8 and

the chickens may be picked up between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 27 at the Farmers Market or the parking lot at Chester County High School. Community support will be greatly appreciated.

Rockabilly Hall hosts “Artists in Action” April 13 The International Rockabilly Hall of Fame will host “Artists in Action” from noon to 6 p.m. April 13. The event is free and open to the public. Watch pottery being made, have a caricature painting of yourself, observe custom

wood working techniques, hear Grand Ma’ Mini, our children’s storyteller and more. Music will be provided by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame band, Carl Mann, Rayburn Anthony and others. The George Klein and Elvis Presley stained

glass project, the first of nine by Lee Gaugh, will be on display. Donations from the event will go to benefit the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame. For more information, visit

Specialty fee waived for Civil War license plate The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association has announced for those who want an Official Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial license plate, the specialty fee of $35 has been waived. The plate is now free to those who sign up for the remaining 120 needed orders. The state requires 1,000 people to preorder and pay the fees for new specialty plates before production begins. If a plate fails to reach the needed pre-orders it will not

be produced. TCWPA is 120 orders short of this mark, even after receiving extensions on the deadline. The TCWPA, a nonprofit partnering organization with the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, is the sponsor of the proposed plate designed to honor the memory of the 230,000 Tennesseans who fought in the Civil War. The proceeds will support Civil War battlefield preservation in Tennessee and the Tennessee Civil War

Trails Program. “This ‘sign-up-forfree’ opportunity will help us put this plate on the road,” said Joe Smyth, TCWPA president. “Our June deadline is fast approaching. We hope Tennesseans will sign up for the plate and help promote Tennessee’s rich Civil War heritage and the preservation of our state’s endangered battlefields.” To sign up for the plate, please visit /license-plate or contact

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2013 Relay Roster Pink Up the Pace 5K/1 Mile on April 20 Pink up the Pace, 5K/one-mile races, are scheduled for April 20. If you pre-register by April 8, entry fees are 5K - $20, 1 Mile - $15; after that date and on race day there will be an additional $5 added to the fee. On race day, Saturday, April 20, registration starts at 7:15 a.m.; 5K begins at 8 a.m.; and 1 Mile Fun Walk begins at 8:05 a.m. at No Xcuse Parking Lot, 123 Front Avenue, Henderson. The 5K age categories are 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up. Wear PINK to support the fight against Breast Cancer. The 5K awards will go to first, second and third male and female in each age group, and to first overall male and female. Register by sending a check made out to “Relay for Life” and a completed registration form to: Mendi Moore, PO Box 245, Henderson, TN 38340. Make checks payable to Relay for Life. T-Shirts are only guaranteed for those who preregister. For more information, call 608-1681 or email

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Paint the Town Purple during April The annual “Paint the Town Purple” campaign began April 1. Purple bows will be sold for $10 each and proceeds go to Chester County Relay For Life. The Relay committee would love to see every business and every mailbox displaying purple for the month of April. Bows can be purchased from Beverly Morton at 435-9185, any committee member, or team captains.

Recycle For a Cure Chester County Solid Waste and Recycling Department will be holding “Recycle for a Cure.” The Solid Waste and Recycling Department will donate 100 percent of profits from all recycled clothing dropped off to January to May. Clothing can be dropped off at any of the four convenience centers in the county or at the recycling drop off on Talley Store Rd. All money from recycled clothing benefits Relay.

Time for Kids in the Country photos; April 17 deadline drawing near

Famous Dwain Seaton Pork Chops will be on sale for $8 per plate from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, April 19. Plates include pork chop, beans, slaw and bread. Call Beverly Morton at 435-9185 or contact any Chester County Courthouse employee for tickets. Plates will be delivered to businesses, or they can be picked up at the Courthouse parking lot. Proceeds benefit Chester County Relay For Life.

Relay For Life yard sale at Solid Waste Department May 3

The Relay For Life Yard sale will be from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on May 3 at the Chester County Solid Waste Department on Talley Store Rd. All proceeds raised goes to Relay For Life. The yard sale will be held rain or shine. Childrens toys, books, clothes, lawn mowers, some furniture, and many other items will be on sale. No early birds.

Gene Hibbett Memorial Pancake Breakfast will be May 19 The Lions Club will hold their annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Chester County Senior Center with proceeds going toward Relay for Life. Lion Gene Hibbett was always the top salesman until his death in 2012. Lion Hibbett was a strong supporter of all thing “Lions.” Because of his faithfulness to the club and support of all activities – the club voted to rename the annual pancake breakfast to the Gene Hibbett Memorial Pancake Breakfast. Tickets are $5 each. See any Lion member for tickets.

File photo

An early spring is providing plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. And don’t forget to submit your photos of youngsters enjoying the beautiful Chester County countryside. But hurry, the deadline to submit photos is April 17.

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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 11, 2013

Recycling hub experiences rapid growth in Chester County By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

The recycling option in Henderson and Chester County has become popular with many local residents, and it continues to grow as the city, county and Solid Waste Department offer wider availability and the ability to recycle a wider array of items. Recycling has grown and transformed from what was once considered a tree-hugging lifestyle to the concern of average citizens. As our environmental footprints have grown and more people realize how quickly we are using up the earth’s natural resources, recycling becomes an important pursuit for everyone. Chester County Recycling and Solid Waste Department has taken the lead among nearby West Tennessee counties, and it has become a hub for Chester, McNairy and Hardin counties’ recycling endeavors. This year alone, the recycling hub has received a $300,000 Hub Grant (Part 2), $60,000 in Special Litter Grants, and an $8,200 Oil Grant. These grants are divided between the counties that participate in the hub, but Chester County’s portion has been significant. The Recycling and Solid Waste Department, under the direction of Danny Benard, plans to use its portion of the Hub Grant to purchase an incline conveyor, scales and a glass pulverizer to make the process of sorting the recyclables easier. Benard and Amber Greene, who manages the Recycling and Solid Waste office, are working to ensure that the department continues to grow and expand. In 2012, the Hub produced 1,198 tons of recyclables; however, regular, unsorted garbage still outweighs the amount of recycling produced, and the solid waste department sent 5,000 tons of garbage to the landfill. According to Benard, his department is largely selfsufficient. Though it is recognized as Chester County service department, the vast majority of money for building and expansion has been derived from the sale of recyclables or from grants. One challenge faced by employees of the Recycling and Solid Waste Department, Benard said, “is finding a use for everything.” Many people don’t realize how valuable some of the items that they toss into the garbage can be. “Prices [for recyclables] run with the stock market commodities,” he said. “China’s market plays a big role, and many mills run only on recycling.” Unfortunately, the volatility of the commodities market can make or break a business that depends on the cost of recyclables to function. In 2007, Benard could get $280

for a ton of cardboard, but after the recession hit, prices plummeted. In 2008, the same ton of cardboard was worth only $5. Benard stated that Photo by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent prices have risen since Danny Benard, Recycling and Solid 2008, and the Waste Director, thumbs though an old R e c y c l i n g book that was sent for recycling. and Solid Many of the books and other reusable W a s t e items will be part of the Relay For Life Department yard sale on May 3. continues to expand its services lected from Chester and ability to serve the County schools and county offices. community. Greene and Benard The Litter Grant provided $30,000 try to help other counapiece for both ties as much as possiMcNairy and Chester ble, “But we can’t take counties. Green stated taxpayer money to go that at least $5,000 to other counties and from the grant will then go into the hole,” give the facilities Benard said. The oil grant alloopportunities to go into schools and edu- cates funds for the cate students about department to purrecycling as well as chase oil recycling and provide funds for road- storage containers for side pickup and to pur- the recycling centers Cabo and chase a recycling trail- at Chickasaw. Used oil er. “Schools are very can be disposed of in eager for programs,” the containers, and the Green said. She is in oil will be used to heat charge of recycling the maintanence and education in Chester recycling buildings. On May 3, the County and frequents the schools, offering Recycling Center will programs and oppor- host a yard sale with items from the recytunities to recycle. In addition, to the cling program that counties served by the could be salvaged or Recycling Hub, other cleaned up for reuse. counties often call The sale will include Chester County to children’s toys, books, come out and help clothes, lawn mowers, with their education some furniture, and programs. Last year, 50 many other items will tons of paper were col- be on sale. In 2012, the

center raised $800 for Relay For Life. The department is also holding “Recycle for a Cure,” and it will donate 100 percent of profits from all recycled clothing dropped off from January to May. Clothing can be dropped off at any of the four convenience centers in the county or at the recycling drop off on Talley Store Rd. All money from recycled clothing benefits Relay.

Blue bag recycling curbside pick-up dates are as follows for the city of Henderson: April 19 May 3, 17 & 31 June 14 & 28 July 12 & 26 August 9 & 23 September 6 & 20 October 4 & 18 November 1, 15 & 27 December 13 & 27 Chester County residents may drop their recycling off at any of the five recycling centers: Hilltop, Chickasaw, Cabo, Cave Springs or Talley Store Rd. They are open 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday

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FH tops Blue in TS series Mid-Continent University and FreedHardeman split a doubleheader Saturday at Carnes Field giving the FHU Lions the victory in the three-game conference opening series. FHU (30-6-1, 2-1 TranSouth) rallied in game one to post a 7-6 win before dropping the finale in eight innings, 5-4. Dan Creighton, who entered the weekend as the conference leader in ERA, had his first sub-par outing of the year in the day's opening game. Creighton lasted only three-plus innings, allowing six runs before being chased with one out in the fourth. The Cougars took a 6-2 lead before the Lions rallied with four runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the

game. Kyle Dearing and Justin Mackey had RBI singles sandwiched around a bases-loaded walk drawn by Ryan Huber. Joe Mike's groundout to shortstop later in the inning brought in Dearing as the tying run. Two innings later, Mike delivered the game-winning hit via a run-scoring single with two outs. Drew Suttles then recorded all three outs in the seventh for his fourth save of the year in relief of Eric Tompkins (3-0), who got the win after finishing off the sixth inning. Joe Creasy was also solid in relief, throwing a scoreless 2.1 innings in the nodecision. FHU again rallied from an early deficit in the finale, but this See Lions, Page 3-B

Generals home-opening series is Wed. thru Sun. The opening five-game home stand for Jackson Generals, Class AA baseball club, is April 10-14 at Generals Park in Jackson. Jackson hosts Montgomery at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 6:05 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. After an outstanding 2012 campaign which saw Jackson capture the Southern League North Championship, the Generals have another talented roster with some of the top Major League prospects. Opening night features several giveaways, and the 7:05 p.m. April 11 contest is Dollar Night. Saturday, April 13 features the first postgame fireworks show of the 2013 season. Single-game ticket prices will remain the same as in 2012. Reserved seats (green chair back) are $10 and general admission seating (bleachers) will remain just $6. Generals’ games on the radio have moved to WBFG, 96.5. WBFG will broadcast 137 of the 140 regular season games, plus any necessary playoff games. Chris Harris returns for his fifth season as the radio play-by-play voice of the Seattle Mariners Double-A affiliate.

Photos by James A. Webb, Independent

Freed-Hardeman’s Ryan Huber is tagged out trying to return to first base in the opening game of the Lions’ TranSouth Conference series with Mid-Continent Friday at Carnes Field.

Big innings lead to sweep Sarah Elizabeth Cousar allowed no earned runs in 12 innings and the No. 19 Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions used a couple of big innings at the plate on their way to a double-header sweep of Blue Mountain College, 4-0 and 9-1, on Monday night. In the opener, Cousar retired the first nine batters she faced and struck out 10 in recording her sixth shutout of the season. FHU (20-6, 8-0) scored all four of its runs in the first inning with two outs after loading the bases three batters into the order. After Lauren Bradley drew a bases-loaded walk to bring in the first run, Natalie Nelson followed with a two-run single and Summer Cole added an RBI single to give the Lady Lions an early fourrun lead. Freed-Hardeman continued to hit the ball hard the rest of the game, but often hit it right at Blue Mountain players and managed only two hits from the second inning on. One of those was from Mercedes Norfork,

Eaglettes take runner-up spot at Milan tournament Chester County softball continued a good run this season by taking the runner-up spot in a tournament last weekend in Milan. CCHS came in second to Westview, a team

they have faced several times over the last few years in the post-season. The Eaglettes opened the tournament against the host team, Milan, beating

Photos by Tammy Lott, Independent

Cynthia Beene was among the top performers for Chester County in a tournament at Milan last weekend, won by Westview over CCHS 3-0.

the Lady Bulldogs 3-1 in three innings. McCaskill held Milan to three hits. Ivy had two hits, and McDaniel got the offense started with a lead-off triple in the third. Cox’s lead-off single led the Eaglettes to their only run in the first inning in a 2-1 setback to Westview. CCHS had only two other hits, and Westview used a firstinning two-out error to knot the score, then won it with a manufactured run in the third. Ivy shut out South Fulton on only one hit for a 7-0 CCHS victory. See CCHS, Page 3-B

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Freed-Hardeman’s Mercedes Norfork is the “human highlight film.” She showed it again Monday night with a spectacular grab and throw to first base, but just slightly too late to retire the Blue Mountain hitter. whose second-inning single marked the eighth straight time she reached base dating back to Friday's games. Her streak ended in the fourth inning. FHU continued the theme of big innings in the nightcap, scor-

ing five runs in the third and three in fifth en route to a run-rule win and again did the majority of its damage with two outs. After Cousar's basesloaded walk in the second gave the Lady Lions a 1-0 lead, FreedHardeman scored all

five of its runs in the third after two groundouts started the inning. Lauren Bradley, Cousar and Shelby Cummings each delivered runscoring hits and the inning could have gotten worse for Blue See FHU, Page 3-B

Couch signs with Dyersburg Chester County Eaglette’s star basketball player Tamacha Couch has signed to play college basketball with Dyersburg State Community College. Couch carried the Eaglettes to a 20-win season in 2013, and a nearmiss in the region tournament first round. She was a four-year starter, and scored more than 1,000 points

in her career which included AllDistrict selection. Dyersburg State head coach Rian Puckett said Couch had the size and “length” that he needed on his team. “She can play the one, two, or three positions. She’s a good athlete and a competitor. We’re excited about getting her and we think she will do well,” Puckett said.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Chester County High School senior Tamacha Couch, seated at center, celebrates with family, friends, coaches and teammates after she signed Monday to play college basketball at Dyersburg State Community College.

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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 11, 2013

CC tennis teams rip opposition Chester County tennis teams continue to rip through opponents, taking three more matches in especially convincing fashion. On April 1, CCHS defeated McNairy 5-2 in girls’ contests, and 5-2 also in boys’ games. They backed that up on April 5 with an 8-3 girls’ win and 8-0 boys’ win over Scotts Hill, and on Monday of this week they defeated Bolivar Central 8-1 in girls’ matches and 6-3 for the boys’. CCHS hosts Jackson-Central Merry at 3:30 p.m. today, Thursday, at Freed-Hardeman University’s courts, before a return match with Scotts Hill at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 15.

High School Tennis April 1 in Henderson Girls Chester County 5, McNairy Central 2 Singles: Kaley Knipper, CC, 4-8 vs. Shelby Kennedy MC Krista Hatch, CC, 8-4 vs. Gabby Ownes, MC Sarah McNaeil, CC, 8-3 vs. Rylee Smith, MC Kayla Rowland, CC, 8-1, vs. Kaitlyn Gray, MC Sarah Sells, CC, 8-1, vs. Anna Grace Hively, MC Doubles: Knipper/Hatch, CC, 8-5, vs. Owens/Gray MC Boys Chester County 4, McNairy Central 2 Singles: Michael Price, CC, 8-1 vs. Adam Harris, MC Austin Daniel, CC, 8-3, vs. Sam Pierce, MC Dalton Hurst, CC 8-0, vs. Grant Goodman, MC Jesse Fisher, CC, 6-8, vs. Hunter Foote, MC Doubles: Hurst/Patel, CC, 8-4, vs. Harris/Pierce, MC

April 5 in Henderson Girls Chester County 5, Scotts Hill 3

Singles: Natalie Clayton, CC, 8-5, vs. C.J. Harrington SH Kalie Knipper, CC, 8-1, vs. B. Worley, SH Sarah Grace McNeil, CC, 1-8, vs. Allie Haynes, SH Summer Smith, CC, 5-8, vs. A. Grown, SH Macy Maples, CC, 8-2, vs. Victoria Kidwell, SH Doubles: Clayton/Knipper, CC, 8-3, vs. Harrington/Worthey, SH Smith/Maples, CC, 8-4, vs. Hayes/Brown, SH Sells/Sumler, CC, 3-6, vs. (not reported), SH Boys Chester County 8, Scotts Hill 0 Singles: Michael Price, CC, 8-1, vs. Blake Boring, SH Dalton Hurst, CC, 8-0, vs. Houston Rogers, SH Austin Daniel, CC, 8-5, vs. Jeremy Nicholas, SH Jesse Fisher, CC, 8-4, vs. Jacob Scott, SH Uday Patel, CC, 8-1, vs. Dylan Harrington, SH Nash Hearn, CC, 8-5, vs. (not reported), SH Doubles: Hurst/Patel, CC, 8-5, vs. Rogers/Nicholas, SH Butler, Fisher, CC, 8-3, vs. Boring/Scott, SH

April 8 in Henderson Girls

Chester County 8, Bolivar Central 1 Singles: Natalie Clayton, CC, 8-1, vs. Taylor Terburgh, BC Kalie Knipper, CC, 8-1, vs. Natalie Childress, BC Kirsta Hatch, CC, 8-0, vs. Jessica Sisco, BC Sarah McNeil, CC, 8-3, vs. Shelby Thomas, BC Summer Smith, CC, 8-1, vs. Emily Sisco, BC Kendyl Smith, CC, 6-3, vs. Tess Glover, BC Doubles: Hatch/Sells, CC, 8-3, vs. J. Sisco/Glover, BC Clayton/Knipper, CC, 8-1, vs. Terburgh/Childress, BC Showers/Sumler, CC, 8-3, vs. Thurman/E. Sisco, BC Boys Chester County 6, Bolivar Central 3 Singles: Michael Price, CC, 8-2, vs. Landon Harris, BC Dalton Hurst, CC, 8-3, vs. Jake Wilson, BC Austin Daniel, CC, 8-1, vs. David Terburgh, BC Jesse Fisher, CC, 8-4 vs. Braxton Frost, BC Uday Patel, CC, 8-6, vs. Oliver Durrance, BC Logan Coffman, 6-8, vs. Luke Ormerod, BC Doubles: Hurst/Patel, CC, 5-8, vs. Harris/Wilson, BC Butler/Fisher, CC, 8-3, vs. Frost/Terburgh, BC Hearn/Cook, CC, 7-9, vs. Durrance/Ormerod, BC

Eagles fall from district unbeatens Chester County suffered its first loss of the season in district play with a 4-2 setback Monday to South Side at Eagle Field. CCHS fell to 4-1 in the league, 12-4-1 overall. The contest went eight innings with Jared Humphry of CCHS and B. Gibson of South Side each completing the contest on the mound. Each team had a scoring opportunity in the first inning that went by the books, and each put up two runs in the fifth frame. The Eagle fifth included doubles by both Heath Graves and Brandon Berry, plus a walk to Humphry. Chester County loaded the bases in the sixth with only one out, but could not get the big hit. Humphry, however, gave up three hits in the eight to allow the Hawks to take control of the game. A six-run inning kept the Chester County Eagles unbeaten for the week as they

defeated Adamsville Friday at Eagle Field 84. Adamsville scored all of its runs in the third on three hits, a walk and an error. Chance Lott got the win scattering four hits. Colin McPherson came in to finish the game off with one inning of work on the mound. Offensively, the Eagles were led by Hunter Denbow, Malcolm Tipler and McPherson with two hits each. Tipler’s total included a first inning triple and he also walked and scored a run. McPherson drove in two runs, as did Heath Graves. It took 11 innings, but the Eagles beat Bolivar Central 3-2 at Eagle Field April 1. Two errors and two hit batsmen brought home Denbow with the winning run. Jared Humphry got the victory in relief of McPherson who threw the first nine frames. Chester County had

a chance to win the game in the ninth when they loaded the bases with one out, but a force out at the plate and ground out extended the game. CCHS got its first run in the third when Denbow reached on an error and came home on Brandon Berry’s RBI single. McPherson scored on Humphry’s single in the sixth to tie the score. Bolivar scored both its runs in the fifth on a walk and two-run homer by Scotts Hensley. The next day however, April 2, CCHS pounded the Tigers 171 at Bolivar. The Eagles pounded out 11 hits including three by McPherson. Berry and Graves had two each. CCHS scored six runs in both the first and third innings, ending the contest with five more in the fifth. Brady Clark recorded the victory giving up seven hits while striking out two over five innings.

Photo by Tammy Lott, Independent

Heath Graves sports a “rally cap” as Chester County defeated Bolivar in consecutive days last week.

Photo by Tammy Lott, Independent

Zach Phillips delivers the ball to first base in the CC Eagles’ 11-inning victory over Bolivar April 1.

Quarterback Club to meet Thursday The Chester County High School Quarterback Club will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the high school cafeteria. All parents of students playing high school football in 2013 are urged to attend. For more information, call Jason Butler at 697-9342.

Golf scramble to benefit Relay Photo by Tammy Lott, Independent

Hunter Denbow of CCHS grabs a pop-up near the fence in the Eagles run-rule win at Bolivar April 2.

Playing for Noah 5K is April 13 The "Playing for Noah" 5K race is scheduled for 8 a.m. on April 13. The 5K is a fundraiser to benefit the CCHS soccer teams, beginning at No Xcuse Fitness in Henderson. For more information, contact Rhonda Woodham at 431-4290. Noah Judd is the infant son of Coach Jason and Summer Judd.

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.

UTM rodeo slated for April 11-13 The 44th annual University of Tennessee at Martin Rodeo is scheduled for 7:30 nightly April 11-13 at the Ned McWherter Agricultural Complex. For more information, go to website

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 11, 2013

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CCHS Ivy fanned four over five innings. Eleven hits from the Eaglettes included two from Cox, Blackstock and Frye. Dyer County and Chester County played a spirited game with Chester County winning 7-4. The back-andforth contest saw the lead change three

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FHU Mountain (18-5-1, 5-5) had left fielder Hilary Parish not made a spectacular catch on a deep line drive by Norfork with two runners on base. Cousar (16-2) allowed an unearned run in the top of the fifth after a line drive to center fielder Caneisha Turner was dropped with two outs. Meggin Nelson followed with a single that scored BMC's lone run of the game. Turner made up for it in the bottom of the fifth when her infield single scored Cummings from third and completed the run-rule victory. Earlier in the inning, Cummings had driven in two runs with a double to left field. Halley Beckham (99) took the loss in both ends of the doubleheader for the Toppers. Cummings had three hits and four RBIs on the day. Cousar also had three hits while Kohnley Wade and Bailey Morgan each had two in the second game. FHU is scheduled to travel to MidContinent on Wednesday for a double-header at 2 p.m.

Norfork’s big day Mercedes Norfork had a huge day at the plate Friday in Pulaski, collecting six hits and driving in five runs to lead the No. 21 Freed-Hardeman Lady

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Lions time it was the Cougars who got a timely late hit to avoid a three-game sweep. Hunter Bolden's RBI single in the top of the eighth was the difference, taking advantage of an error by Dearing to lead off the inning. Ryan Wood (4-1) took the loss, allowing the lone unearned run in the final inning. Starter Ryan Fares lasted only 1.1 innings, giving up three runs on six hits. The Cougars held a 4-1 lead after three innings, but FHU tied it with two in the fifth and one in the sixth. Mike again delivered the clutch hit, driving in Justin Mackey from second to tie the game. The Lions had a chance to win in the seventh but stranded the winning run at third. FHU didn't threaten in the eighth. Bobby Seda drew a two-out walk but got no farther as Ryan Grigaitis grounded out to end the game.

times, and there were two ties. With the game tied at four, CCHS scored three times in seventh. Beene reached base ahead of a single by Robinson, and triple by McCaskill. The inning was aided by a sacrifice from Blackstock plus an error. Katelyn Faulkner pitched three of the first fourplus frames, with Ivy getting the win in relief. Lions to a doubleheader sweep of Martin Methodist College, 1-0 and 10-8. Norfork drove in the lone run in the opener as Sarah Elizabeth Cousar recorded her fifth shutout of the season. Norfork singled to left with two outs to score Kohnley Wade in what turned out to be the gamewinning run. Cousar (14-2), who won both ends of the double header in the circle, worked out of jams in the sixth and seventh innings to preserve the shutout stranding two runners on base in each inning. While the first game was a pitchers' duel, the second game was an offensive shootout. FHU (18-6, 6-0) struck first with three runs in the first inning, but the RedHawks answered with two in the bottom of the frame. That was the theme for the rest of the game. While the Lady Lions never trailed, every time they scored runs the RedHawks would answer. FHU scored two more in the second to take a 5-2 lead, but MMC got both runs back in the third on a two-run homerun by Alley Benefield. The Lady Lions extended the lead to 10-4 after scoring three in the fourth and two in the fifth, with the runs in the fifth coming on solo shots by Cousar and Norfork, but the RedHawks again made it interesting with four runs over the next two Mackey's hot hitting continued with four hits on the day, marking the 24th time in the last 25 games that the senior had hit safely. Dearing and Mike also had four hits in the double-header.

Take opener Friday

Jake Todd's basesclearing double capped a five-run third inning as the Lions opened conference play with a 7-5 win over MidContinent on Friday evening. The Lions used the third inning to jump on top of the Cougars 6-1, and held off a late rally to earn their first conference win of the season. Ryan Grigaitis' RBI single in the second tied the game at 1-1, and one inning later FHU took control. Dearing led off the inning with a single, stole second and scored on Huber's single. Grigaitis later drew a bases-loaded walk before Todd's two-out, three-run double cleared the bases. The Cougars fired back with three runs in the sixth and one in the seventh, but Lion

That set the stage for the championship game, won by Westview 3-0. McCaskill gave up four hits in defeat. CCHS had only three hits too, led by Cox with a pair. The Eaglettes did not get a runner past second against Westview’s Prince, a NCAA DI signee. In previous games, Chester County defeated Hardin County 10-3 on March 25. Home

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runs by Cox and Blackstock ignited the offense, along with three hits each from Beene and Ivy. The Eaglettes broke open a close contest with a six-run fourth inning. Ivy gave up five hits, and only two earned runs. The Eaglettes host Lexington at 5 p.m. tonight, April 11, and travel to South Side, Monday for another key District 14-AA contest.

Photo by Tammy Lott, Independent

Beth Blackstock snags a pitch for the Eaglettes.

Deadline is April 15 for Special Needs Baseball Special Needs Athletics Baseball in Selmer is currently accepting applications. Opening day is 6:30 p.m. April 29. All games are played on Monday nights through July 1 at Patriot Park in Selmer, 1232 Peach Street. Applications are available in Henderson at Chester County Independent and at the Selmer Civic Center. For more information, call Linda Taylor at 610-7557.

Chamber Golf is April 26

The Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament is scheduled for a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Woodland Hills Golf and Country Club north of Pinson. For more information, contact the Chamber at 989-5222, or email

Golf Tournaments Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Lady Lion Kohnley Wade dives home and eats some dust to score for FHU in the third inning of their doubleheader sweep of Blue Mountain Monday at Morgan Stadium/Associates Field. innings. Martin Methodist had a chance in the bottom of the seventh after putting two runners on base with two outs, but Cousar got Benefield to ground out to end the game. Norfork had six straight hits over the two games, driving in four runs in the second game. The Lady Lions had 19 hits on the day including 13 in the finale.

Lady Lions move up to 21 Despite getting a win over the fifthranked team in the nation, the FreedHardeman Lady Lion softball team was only able to move up one spot in the latest NAIA starter Chris Hatfield (5-2) held them in check the rest of the way to secure the win. Dearing, Huber and Todd all had two hits for the Lions in the win. Hatfield allowed 12 hits but walked none and struck out six in going the distance.

Lions handle DII N. Ala.

Senior left-hander Ryan Wood continued his breakout season, carrying a shutout into the ninth inning against NCAA Division II University of North Alabama and leading the FreedHardeman Lions to a 62 win April 2 in Florence, Ala. Wood (40) won his fourth straight start and lowered his ERA to 2.03 by allowing one run in eight-plus innings of work. He held the UNA Lions to four hits, walking five and striking out five. The Lions (28-5-1) took control of the game with four runs in the top of the sixth, chasing UNA starter Riley Sanderson. FHU did it on five hits, including a two-run,

Softball Coaches Poll on Tuesday as they came in at No. 21. The ranking matches the highest in program history, tying the same spot that the 2009 squad achieved. FHU split a doubleheader with No. 5 Williams Baptist College during the week, handing the Eagles what was only their second loss of the season. The Lady Lions are 6-2 against teams currently ranked in the top 25 Freed-Hardeman (16-6, 4-0) leads the TranSouth Conference as it prepares for the meat of the conference schedule. Twelve of its next 16 scheduled games will be conference contests. two-out single by Jake Todd that made it a 5-0 lead. Lincoln Layoff ’s RBI single in the second inning put the Lions ahead, and Bobby Seda drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth to extend FHU's lead to 60 heading into UNA's final at-bats. Wood rarely ran into trouble after allowing two of the first three batters he faced to reach base. He worked out of the jam in the first on a pair of fielder's choice grounders, then cruised for the most part until exiting in the ninth. Joe Creasy relieved Wood after he gave up a leadoff single, and the shutout was lost with two outs after Taylor Bonifacio's two-run single. Freed-Hardeman finished the day with 10 hits, including a three-for-five performance from Huber. Mackey also had a pair of hits and an RBI. Earlier in the day, the Lions dropped one spot in the national rankings to No. 19 after going 4-2 at the RussMatt Classic in Florida.

Date April 13

Event Time Taco Bell - Relay for Life Noon

Location Woodland Hills

Freed-Hardeman Baseball Date Apr. 12 Apr. 13 Apr. 17 Apr. 19 Apr. 20 Apr. 23 Apr. 25 Apr. 26

Opponent Blue Mountain Blue Mountain (2) LeMoyne-Owen (2) Bethel Bethel (2) North Alabama Martin Methodist (2) Martin Methodist

Time 5:00 Noon 1:00 5:00 Noon 5:00 3:00 4:00

Location Blue Mtn., Miss. Blue Mtn., Miss.

Henderson Henderson Henderson Henderson Pulaski Pulaski

Freed-Hardeman Softball Date Apr. 10 Apr. 15 Apr. 18 Apr. 20 Apr. 23 Apr. 27

Opponent Place Mid-Continent (2) Mayfield, Ky. Blue Mountain (2)Blue Mtn., Miss. Bethel (2) McKenzie Lyon (2) Batesville, Ark. Williams Bapt. (2) Henderson Martin Meth. (2) Henderson

Time 2:00 5:00 2:00 1:00 4:00 1:00

Chester County High Baseball Date Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr.

Opponent Time Location Independent Appeal Tournament, Apr. 10-13 10 Hardin County 6:00 Adamsville Adamsville 8:00 Adamsville 12 Waverly 5:00 Adamsville Bolivar Central 7:00 Adamsville 13 Championship game TBA TBA 15 McNairy Central 4:30 Selmer 16 McNairy Central 4:30 Eagle Field 18 Middleton 4:30 Middleton 24 Hardin County 4:00 Savannah 25 Scotts Hill 4:30 Scotts Hill 26 Middleton 4:30 Eagle Field

Chester County High Softball Date Apr. 11 Apr. 15 Apr. 16 Apr. 18 Apr. 22 Apr. 23 Apr. 26 Apr. 29 Apr. 30

Opponent Lexington South Side Bolivar Central Riverside Hardin County Adamsville Riverside McNairy Central Adamsville

Location Henderson Jackson Henderson Henderson Henderson Adamsville Parsons Henderson Henderson

Time 5:00 7:00 4:00 5:00 5:00 4:30 5:00 5:00 4:30

Chester County High Tennis Date Opponent Location Apr. 11 Jackson C-M Henderson Apr. 15 Scotts Hill Henderson Apr. 16 South Side Jackson * Apr. 18 Sacred Heart Jackson ** Apr. 22 Lexington Lexington Apr. 23 Adamsville Henderson Apr. 29-30 Team District Tournament May 2-7 Individual District Tournament May 9-10 Team Regional Tournaments May 13-14 Individual Regional Tourneys May 16-17 Sectional Tournaments May 21-24 State Tournaments * At Malesus Park; ** at Conger Park

Time 3:30 3:30 3:45 3:30 3:45 3:30 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Chester Co. Jr. High Boys’ Soccer Date Opponent Apr. 11 Jackson Christian Apr. 12 St. Mary’s Apr. 16 Lexington Apr. 18 McNairy Apr. 27-May 2, Tournament

Time 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:30 TBA

Location Jackson Henderson Henderson Selmer TBA

Chester County High Boys’ Soccer Date Apr. 11 Apr. 16 Apr. 18 Apr. 23 Apr. 26

Opponent Liberty Tech Trinity Christian Lexington Adamsville Madison Acad.

Time 5:00 5:30 5:00 5:00 6:00

Location Jackson Jackson Henderson Adamsville Jackson

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By Vicki Brower Jacks Creek students are working hard to prepare for the upcoming TCAP and SAT 10 tests. They also love the wonderful spring weather we are having! They look forward to going outside for P.E. classes every day! Our kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Tangie Sweatman and Mrs. Rachel Morris would like to remind their students’ parents and family members to mark their calendars for the Kindergarten Awards Program at 9 a.m. May 9. Our kindergarteners have learned a lot this year and would love for you to come and watch them show off ! Garrett Tubbs, from

Education Mrs. Hayley’s 3rd-grade class, has written something to help motivate his classmates for TCAP! “Is TCAP exciting for you? TCAP is exciting for some people, but for others it is not. Some do not think about what they are answering because they are worried about getting it wrong. So, be happy TCAP is coming! At the end of the day your class will have fun, and after TCAP your class will have even more fun! How happy are you TCAP is coming?” by Garrett Tubbs Also, students at Jacks Creek have begun filling gallon jugs with pennies for our Penny War project in the library! We are going to help in providing clean water for two villages in Tanzania. We have read books this week about countries in Africa and compared their cultures to ours. We will continue this project until May. We appreciate the families who have already helped us.

We are also gearing up for Career Week again this year. We are very thankful for community members and parents who participated last year. We would love to have YOU present your career to our students. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Amy via email at t. Thanks in advance for making this a great week for learning. Our April calendar includes the following: April 11 - 8:45 a.m. 3rd grade Makin Music April 11 Kindergarten registration April 12 - Yearbook presale ends April 12 Kindergarten registration April 16 - 6:30 p.m. Parent involvement April 16 - 5:30 p.m. View spring pics April 18 - Progress reports go out April 22-25 - TCAP and SAT 10 testing April 29-30 - Career week

Famous Tennesseans

By Misty Hall

By Ally Rogers By Blair Beckham We have had an exciting week at East Chester. Our calendar is jam-packed with activities for the remainder of the school year. We are so proud of Kid President and congratulate him for being a special guest of the Obamas’ for the White House Easter Egg Roll last week. Kid President, AKA Robby Novak, is in Mrs. Rosemary McKnight’s third grade class. On the day Robby was at the White House, the class received a package from the White House. It contained a letter from the President, a color photo of President Obama, and information about the President and the White House. Mrs. McKnight’s students had written letters to President Obama earlier this year.

Tanzania. We have read books this week about countries in Africa and compared their cultures to ours. We will continue this project until May. We appreciate the families who have already helped us. Four books were donated to the library

Her students also became published authors of the book “Best Memories Ever.” The book contains writings and drawings by each student about their favorite East Chester memories. They also interviewed each other and wrote a paragraph about their classmates. Riley Plunk designed the cover for the book. It was published by Student Treasures. On the first day back from spring break, students began filling gallon jugs of pennies for our Penny War project in the library! We are very excited to have several jugs already full of pennies. We are going to help in providing clean water for two villages in

by East Chester’s faculty and staff in memory of Mrs. Glenda Moore. We know our children will enjoy checking these books out and reading them. We are very proud of the students who are reading and AR-testing. Several received Capri Suns this week after they had passed 10 AR tests. Everyone has been working very hard learning as much as we can. We’ll “show what we know” on TCAP tests April 22-26. After the PTO meeting on Tuesday, April 16, parent involvement meetings will be about ways you can help your child be successful test takers. Plans are also being made for a special day

on April 19 – East Chester’s 1st annual Fun Run – “Eagle Energy.” We’re going to get our brains activated by exercising through running. We’ve already had several sponsors help out with donations of money and cool-pops. Our testing shirts and thinking caps are all ready, too. We’ve designated special dress-up days for testing week: Monday – wear red because “We’re ready for the test! Tuesday – wear green because “We’re mean green test taking machines.”; Wednesday – wear yellow because “We’re STAR test takers!”; Thursday – wear orange because “Orange you glad the test is almost over?”; and Friday – wear blue because “We blew that test away!!” Our PTO will be providing snacks for TCAP week as well as special surprises each day for our students.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Junior High invites all fifthgraders and their parents to attend our fifth-grade night beginning at 6:30 p.m. this Tuesday, April 23. Everyone will come to the gym where they will hear about classes, clubs, programs and activities at the Junior High. Teachers will be on hand to meet and greet, and all will be able to tour our building. We hope you will plan to join us for a very informative night. Our Spring Banquet will be this Friday night, April 12. The theme is an Enchanted Grecian Garden. We are all looking forward to a fun evening where students will be dressed in their very best and make many m e m o r i e s ! ! Professional pictures will be available for purchase, as well as fun “photo booth” type pictures. All eighth-grade students need to return the pink forms about class selections after parents look over and sign them. This could be the last chance to change any classes. If you have any questions about the class selections, feel free to call me at 989-1948, the high school at 989-8125, or e m a i l Our Math Boot Camp for our seventhgrade students got underway this week. It will be held three more times from 3:15 -

Students in second grade at West Chester have been studying famous Tennesseans. From left: Evan Hutcherson as Justin Timberlake, Coby Riley as Andrew Jackson, Keylee Edwards as Dolly Parton, Cheyenne Smith as Nancy Ward (Cherokee princess), Sariyah Simpson as Aretha Franklin, Jacelyn Haskins as Pat Summitt, Seth Lofton as Peyton Manning, and Jean Smith as Rebecca Boone.

5:15 p.m. on April 11, 16 and 18. If a seventhgrade student attends at least three of the four scheduled days, they will be rewarded with a dress-down day. Our eighth-grade students attended FHU’s Makin’ Music Thursday morning. They had a great time! We appreciate FHU inviting us to this annual event. Junior High cheerleading try outs have begun. A cheer clinic to teach the tryout material has been held this week and mock tryouts will be held on April 11. Actual tryouts will be Monday, April 15. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Heather at 989-8135 or t. Any eighth-grader interested in running for a class office for the ninth-grade year (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer) or for a spot on the student council, needs to have their applications turned into Mrs. Watkins by Friday, April 19. Speeches must be given for each of these positions. Speeches are due Friday, April 26. Our boys’ soccer team had a couple of rained out games last week. They played in Dyersburg on Monday, are sched-

uled to play again on Thursday against Jackson Christian School and on Friday against St. Mary’s. Friday’s game will be held at our home field. There will be no games during TCAP week. The baseball team played in Lexington on Monday and will have a home game against Bolivar at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. They will play against Jackson Christian School in Jackson at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Good luck to the boys and their coaches! There will be no baseball games during TCAP week, as well. Dates to put on your calendars include: April 12 – Spring Banquet April 22-26 – TCAP testing April 23 – Fifthgrade night April 29 – Algebra EOC test April 30 – Student Council Trip May 3 – Eighthgrade day May 6-7 – Constructed Response Assessment May 7 – Relay for Life Volleyball and Basketball games May 9 – Art Club Trip May 10 – Coordinated School Health Fair May 13-15 – Final Exams May 17 – Report Cards given at 10 a.m.

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Science Fair champion

Submitted photo

Seth Spry, fifth-grader at University School of Jackson, won first place in the Elementary Science Division at the West Tennessee Regional Science Fair held March 15 at Union University. Spry’s experiment was entitled “The War of the Currents” about the differences in AC and DC currents, and he was the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Junior Award Winner. Spry is the son of David and Melissa Spry, and the grandson of Carroll and June Priddy of the New Friendship Community.

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, April 15 Chicken rings or Hotdog Mashed potatoes, broccoli/cheese Salad/ dressings Rolls Peaches or Orange (wedged) Tuesday, April 16 Spaghetti/meat sauce or Bologna sandwich Sweet potatoes, green beans, Fresh broccoli/cauliflower/ celery/ dip Salad/dressings Roll Mixed fruit or Apple (wedges)/vanilla yogurt Wednesday, April 17 Breaded chicken patty/bun or Ham and cheese chipper French fries, baked beans, baby carrots & broccoli/ranch dip Salad/dressings Orange (wedges), Juice Getting ready for TCAP cake square Thursday, April 18 Chicken fajita or Meatball subs Fiesta rice, pinto beans, baked apples Salad/dressing Lettuce, tomato & cheese Banana/vanilla yogurt or pineapple Friday, April 19 Pizza or Hamburger Krinkle kut fries, glazed carrots

Salad/dressings Strawberries or Apple (wedges)/ vanilla yogurt

Chester County Junior High School *Cereal, fruit, milk choice offered daily Monday, April 15 Chicken Nuggets or Ham and cheese sandwich Seasoned green peas, whipped potatoes, carrot circles Salad/dressing Roll Peaches, apple or orange Tuesday, April 16 Chicken fajita or BBQ sandwich Seasoned pinto beans, fried rice, corn, trimmings Salad/dressing Pineapple, apple or orange Wednesday, April 17 Hamburger or Corndog Baked beans, baked potato, steamed California blend Lettuce, sliced tomato, pickle slices Salad/dressing Applesauce, apple, orange or banana Cake square Thursday, April 18 Spaghetti/meat sauce or Turkey and cheese sandwich Green beans, glazed sweet potato, fresh veggies/dip Salad/dressing Cheesy garlic breadstick Strawberries/vanilla yogurt or apple, orange, banana Friday, April 19 Pizza choice or Meatball sub Broccoli/ cheese, french fries Salad/dressing Mixed fruit or apple, orange, banana

Chester County

High School *Cereal, fruit choice, fruit juice, and milk choice offered daily Also, pizza choice each day Monday, April 15 Chicken nuggets (2 lines) Deli bar, Open salad bar Cheesy potatoes, black eye peas, steamed seasoned squash, salad Roll Pineapple, apple, orange or Juice Tuesday, April 16 Spaghetti/meat sauce or Pizza/ salad Salad bar/crackers Glazed sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, salad Roll Blushing Pears, apple, orange, or Juice Wednesday, April 17 Chicken tetrazzini or Pizza bar/french fries/salad Salad box (turkey)/crackers Seasoned diced potatoes, brown beans, steamed cabbage, salad Cornbread Peaches, apple/vanilla yogurt, orange, banana/vanilla yogurt or Juice Thursday, April 18 Lemon pepper chicken or Pizza/french fries/salad Salad box (tuna salad) Mashed potatoes, seasoned green peas, glazed carrots, salad Roll Strawberries, apple, orange, banana or Juice Friday, April 19 Fish/hushpuppies or Pizza/salad Deli bar/ open salad bar/crackers White beans, cole slaw, turnip greens, french fries Applesauce, apple, orange, banana or Juice

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How “Experience Counts” for Adults to earn a degree is April 18 At the University of Memphis, experience isn’t just a good teacher; it’s more like a professor. The U of M makes it easier for adult learners who want to start or finish earning a degree by allowing them to use previously earned college credit or college-credit-worthy experiences toward a diploma. This provides an affordable way to accelerate not only a student’s education, but earnings potential as well. Over the course of a lifetime, the average college graduate will earn a million dollars more than someone without a college degree. The University of Memphis wants to help make that possible, by means of Experiential Learning Credit (ELC) and previous college credits toward a degree.

Rigorous professional and personal development often occur outside the traditional classroom, so Experiential Learning Credit (ELC) via work, volunteer hours, or even things a person may think are not important toward a college degree, for example, certain leisure experiences, can count for up to 30 credit hours. Because adult learners often have to balance school with the demands of work and family, each student is paired with an advisor who will help determine which degree program is the best fit for that student’s personal and professional goals and will then help map out a degreecompletion plan. Four information sessions will be held in April, so people can learn more about ways to make their “experi-

ence count.” All sessions will run from 5 to 7 p.m., and parking will be free. The session dates and locations are: Tuesday, April 16 – Memphis, main U of M campus, Michael D. Rose Theatre Lobby; Thursday, April 18 – Jackson, Lambuth Campus, 705 Lambuth Blvd., Varnell-Jones Administration Building, Wisdom Parlor; Tuesday, April 23 – Collierville, Carrier Center, Room 116, 500 Winchester Blvd.; Thursday, April 25 – Millington, Millington Center, Room 132 A, B, & C, 6500 Navy Road. To register for any of these sessions, or for more information about how “experience counts” at the University of Memphis, call 901-6782716 or go online to periencecounts.

Lane College Students’ Orientation is April 11 Lane College will host its New and Readmit Evening Students’ Orientation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at the Lane College ChambersMcClure Academic Center, William Graves Auditorium. This program is designed for persons who have attended college or who choose to return to college and complete their degree. President Wesley C. McClure began implementing the Lane

College Evening Classes Program, referred to as LEAP Program, January 2007. LEAP was designed for students who might be a parent, working a part-time, full-time job, are a bit older than the average college student, or all of the above. LEAP offers baccalaureate degrees in four (4) majors: Business, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Interdisciplinary Studies. Instructors who are

genuinely concerned with the well-being of all students lead classes. Persons may take advantage of the special 2013 summer and fall tuition discount for the first 100 eligible students (new and readmit). Out-of-pocket costs will range from $0 to $500. For specific information, contact Virginia Stackens Crump, Evening Director at vcrump@lanecollege.ed u or call 410.6709.

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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 11, 2013

FOR SALE FOR SALE ~ 1993 Chevy S-10 with Camper Top 4.3. Sweet Ride! $4,500. Dell Desktop with Everything, $300 OBO. Call 4216353. (49P) FOR SALE ~ 42” Hisense TV, 6 Months Old, $300. Table & 4 Chairs, $75. 1982 Ford Van, 6 Cylinder, Automatic, $1,800. Electric Bass Guitar with Amp, $75. New Queen Size Bed, $200. Call 731-608-4841. (49P) FOR SALE – 2 Old Gulf Gas Pumps, $700 for Both. Call 731608-1083. (49P) FOR SALE – 4 x 8 OSB – 200 – 2 x 4’s. 100 – 16 ft. 2 x 4’s. Discount Price! 989-3509. (49C) FOR SALE ~ 2.8-Acre Old Homeplace in Montezuma. Ready to Build On! Offering the new owners a large open grassy space for a home of any size. Also some wooded area with large trees. 1270 Cave Springs Rd. Asking $14,000. Call Joshua at 731608-6497. (52P) FOR SALE – GE Washer and Dryer, Good Condition, $275. Call 731-695-9805 or 989-4616. (49P)

Doublewide on 7.48 Acres with Storage Building, CHA, Appliances Furnished. $48,000. Call 731-608-0875. (50P) USE YOUR TRADE-IN as Downpayment on New Single Section or Multi-Section Manufactured Home. Payments as low as renting! 731-968-4937. (51C) NO MONEY DOWN for Landowners ~ 3, 4, and 5 Bedrooms ~ Spring Sale. Clayton Homes of Lexington, TN. 731968-4937. (51C)

FOR RENT – Nice Clean 2 Bedroom Duplex in Henderson. $475 / Month. $300 Deposit. Call 419-212-2964 or 731-661-1257. (49P)

FOR RENT – 2 BR Apartment. $325. Absolutely No Pets. Call Candy at 879-9119. (TFC) FOR RENT – Executive home: 4 bedroom, 3 bath, LR, DR, den, office. 1008 Norchester. $1200 / Month. Grantham Properties. 983-RENT. (TFC) HOMES FOR RENT – 2 or 3 BR Houses & Mobile Homes, With or Without Utilities, Monthly or Weekly in Lexington. Call 731-968-9689. (49P)

FOR RENT – Larger 2 bedroom house. 431 W Main. $450 / Month. Grantham Properties. 983-RENT. (TFC)

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) FOR SALE ONLY ~ 3 BR, 2 BA

FOR RENT – 2 BR, 1 BA Duplex, Excellent Condition, 1 Year Lease, No Pets. Call 9832766. (TFC)




FOR RENT – 2 bedroom brick duplex, appliances, CHA, covered deck. 945 Woodland. $450 / month. 983-RENT. (TFC)

FOR RENT – 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House. 3,500 Sq. Ft., Double Car Garage. $850 / Month. $500 Deposit. No Pets. Call 989-0371. (50P)

FOR RENT – 2-bedroom, 1-bath townhouse, $390 a month, $150 deposit. 467-0226. (TFC)

FOR SALE ONLY ~ 3 BR, 2 BA Doublewide on 7.48 Acres with Storage Building, CHA, Appliances Furnished. $48,000. Call 731-608-0875. (50P)

FOR RENT – 2 BR Duplex located on Fourth St. Appliances Furnished. $495 / Month. $300 Deposit. Call 614-7369, 608-8280 or 608-0804. (TFC)

MOVE-IN READY!! Repo Specials In Your Area. Call Today ~ Get Pre-Qualified Over the Phone. 1-800-545-8987. (51C)

FOR SALE – 2004 Frontier 5th Wheel Camper 24’ $11,000 & Lot on Tennessee River 140’ by 254’ deep, all utilities $46,000. Nightingale Lane, Hardin Co. Call 731-989-3735 or 731-645-0177. (49P)

USE YOUR TAX MONEY for a Down Payment ~ Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income. 3 BR, 1 BA, 1104 Sq. Ft., located at 956 Greenway Rd., Huron. $32,900. Visit\AKQ. Drive by then call 866-700-3622. (49P)


FOR RENT – Mobile Homes in Jacks Creek Area, Nice Community. No Pets. Senior Discount. Call 989-4227. (TFC)

HOUSE FOR RENT – 705 Hill Ave. $450 / Month. Call 731-9894770 and Leave Message. (49P) FOR RENT – Commercial building. 3900 sq. ft. plus basement. Will divide. 117 W. Main. Grantham Properties. 983-RENT. (TFC) FOR RENT – Retail / office space. 1250 sq. ft. $500; 1950 sq. ft. $800. 865 Hwy. 45. 983RENT. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 bedroom Duplex on Samantha Cove Available April 1. $450 / Month $300 Deposit. No Pets. 608-8280.

MISCELLANEOUS JIM’S TRASH SERVICE ~ $16 / Month. $13 / Month for Senior Citizens. Call 731-989-5732 or 731-879-0662. (51P) HUNTING LEASE WANTED ~ I’m looking for some land in Chester, McNairy, or Henderson County to lease for hunting season. If interested please call: 731-431-0437. (49P) LOCAL LABOR $6.50 / Hour. Spring Cleaning, Yard, Garbage, Debris, Plumbing, Painting, Repair Work. Christian Man. Call Gary at 731-608-1721. (49P) WILL PUSH MOW Small Yards, $35. Call Gary at 439-1538. (49P) POOR BOYS LAWN CARE and More! Mowing, Weedeating, Trimming, Trash Removal, Gutter Cleaning and Repair, Siding and Repair, Pressure Washing, Construction Clean-Up. Call Ryan at 731-879-6418. (49P) LAWN SERVICE ~ Henderson / Lexington Area. Call CutEm’ Lawn Service. FREE Estimates.

Call Robert Mitchell at 731-6082379. (50P)

HELP WANTED 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. (49C) STAR PHYSICAL THERAPY is looking for a Front Desk professional to join our team in our Selmer, TN Clinic. Work and grow in a friendly, team oriented environment with a progressive healthcare company. Must be people friendly, articulate & computer savvy. Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Previous medical experience required. We offer a competitive base salary plus a bonus plan, as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life and a 401(k) plan with Company match, in addition to other benefits such as paid holidays and paid time off. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Please submit resumes to Please put “Selmer” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. STAR Physical Therapy (51P)

STATEWIDES QUINTIN SMITH FAMILY / Craigmore / Lanning / Destiny Farms and Guests Angus Sale Sunday • April 28, 2013 • 1 p.m. At the Horn Springs Sale Facility • 2135 Lebanon Road • Lebanon, TN. Plus, the Complete Dispersion of the Copper Creek Angus Herd. More Than 150 Head Sell: Cow/Calf Pairs, Bred and Open Heifers, Service-Age Bulls, Embryos. Quintin & Vicki Smith (615) 444-8701 or (615) 207-0830. Auctioneer: Mike Jones, TN Lic# 1807 (TnScan)

SAVE ON CABLE TV-InternetDigital Phone-Satellite. You’ve Got A Choice! Options from All major service providers. Call us to learn more! Call Today. 888-6861164 (TnScan) DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT children $125.00. Includes name change and property settlement agreement. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. Call 1-888-7337165, 24/7 (TnScan) NATIONAL CORPORATION HIRING TRAINEES For Direct Sales Career. Full Training. Full Pay. Start Immediately. Call Lee 888-217-2805. Email resume to (TnScan) DRIVING FOR A CAREER – No Experience? No Problem! 2 Weeks Local training in Jackson, TN or Dyersburg, TN. *Great Pay *Benefits *Job Security *Student Tuition Loans Available *Placement Assistance. DriveTrain 119 E. L. Morgan Dr. Jackson, TN 1-800-423-8820 or Drive-Train 2045 St. John Ave. Dyersburg, TN 1-800-423-2730 (TnScan) WANTED: EXPERIENCED BUCKET OPERATORS AND TREE CLIMBERS Pay depending on experience. Work four ten

hour days, Health Insurance Available. Please call 731-8478733 if interested. (TnScan) LIVE - WORK - PARTY PLAY Play in Vegas, Hang in LA, Jet to New York Hiring 18 - 24 girls/guys. $400 to $800 wkly. Paid expenses. Are you energetic & fun call 866-574-7454 (TnScan) MILAN EXPRESS DRIVING ACADEMY *Student Loans & Placement Assistance Available “Qualified Applicants” Approved for Veterans Training 1-800-6452698 53D E.L. Morgan Dr., Jackson, TN 38305 (TnScan) 25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED Learn to drive for Werner Enterprises! Earn $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks 1-888-407-5172 (TnScan)

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Public Notices SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed on July 31, 2007, by Bryan Swedberg to First National Financial Title Services, Inc., Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as sole nominee for Capwest Mortgage Corporation and appearing of record in Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Book 305, Page 131; 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 and WHEREAS, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, as the holder of the Note for which debt is owed, (“Note Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Note Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, May 2, 2013, commencing at 12:00 pm at the Main entrance of the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF CHESTER, STATE OF TENNESSEE, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN FOUND IN THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF PLEASANT SPRINGS ROAD ( 50 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY), WHICH POINT IS IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE PARENT TRACT; THENCE FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF PLEASANT SPRINGS ROAD, THE FOLLOWING CALLS: SOUTH 81

DEGREES 29 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST 136.55 FEET; SOUTH 78 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST 88.30 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET; THENCE ON NEW LINES THROUGH SWEDBERG THE FOLLOWING CALLS: SOUTH 04 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST 272.54 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET NORTH 84 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST 218.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET IN AN INTERIOR LINE OF CHICKASAW STATE PARK; THENCE WITH CHICKASAW STATE PARK, NORTH 05 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 26 SECONDS WEST 290.39 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.4 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. FOR GRANTORS SOURCE OF TITLE SEE RECORD BOOK 277 PAGE 82. ***IF Superior lien2 TF*** PROPERTY ADDRESS: 705 Pleasant Springs Road, Henderson, TN 38340 CURRENT OWNER(S): Bryan Swedberg The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold “as is, where is.” For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 67-1-1433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein referenced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-11433(c)(1). All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. NATIONWIDE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. 400 Northridge Road Suite 700- MC- 7 Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 404-417-4040 File No.: 1373713 Web Site:

Public Notice “PUBLIC NOTICE: Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) are proposing to build a 315-foot SelfS u p p o r t Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s

Tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The site location is 8845 State Route 100 East, Jacks Creek, Chester County, TN 38347 (35° 28’ 47.78” North and 88° 29’ 36.18” West). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is A0830885. E N V I R O N M E N TA L EFFECTS – Interested persons may review the a p p l i c a t i o n ( by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review ( and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. HISTORIC PROPERTIES EFFECTS ? Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: N. McReynolds, Terracon, 2855 Premiere Parkway, Suite C, Duluth, GA 30097; 770-623-0755;” Tonya M. Jenkin Administrative Staff III I Office Administration Terracon Consultants, Inc. 2855 Premiere Parkway, Suite C I Duluth, GA 30097 P (770) 623 0755 x315 I F (770) 623 9628 m I

NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by Chapter No. 426 Public Acts of Tennessee 1997 TCA § 30-306 Estate of: Joye Inez Roland Notice is hereby given that on the 22nd day of March, 2013, Letters of Administration in respect of the Estate of Joye Inez Roland, who died October 3, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Chester County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk of the above named court within four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. This 22nd day of March, 2013. Lannie Joyce Robinson Administrator Larry F. McKenzie P.O. Box 97 Henderson, TN 38340 Cornelia Hall Clerk and Master

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on May 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM local time, at the south door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Tracy Butler, a single woman, to Kathy Winstead, Trustee, on June 27, 2008 at Record Book 317, Page 188; all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association The following real estate located in Chester County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Record Book 317, Page 188; in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 051 014.03 Current Owner(s) of Property: Tracy Butler The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1280 Mockingbird Road, Medon, Tennessee 38356, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 355-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 13-047411

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