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Clark guilty of theft, forgery, tampering According to a press release issued by the State Comptroller, public money that should have been used to improve water quality and prevent soil erosion in Chester County instead went into the pockets of one of the local conservations district's employees, an audit by the Comptroller's Division of

Investigations shows. In Circuit Court Tuesday, April 16, Stacey Clark pled guilty to theft of property greater than $10,000 but less than $60,000, forgery and tampering with evidence. She was sentenced to five years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections with 30 percent release eligibility for both the theft

and forgery charges and two years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections for the tampering with evidence charge. All these sentences were ordered to be served concurrently for a total effective sentence of five years. As an alternative to serving time in the Tennessee Department of Corrections,

Clark was placed on probation for five years and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service at a minimum of eight hours a month, DNA testing was ordered as well as payment of court costs in this case, and she was ordered to pay restitution to the Chester County Soil Conservation District in

the amount of $50,960 at a rate of at least $300 a month starting May 16. Clark's cash bond of $35,000 was applied toward court costs and restitution. Clark, who formerly worked as secretary for the Chester County Soil Conservation District, is See CLARK, Page 2-A

Shockwave from Boston reaches Henderson

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Sigma Rho Social Club won the sweepstakes trophy Saturday, April 6, climaxing the four performances of Freed-Hardeman University’s Makin’ Music. Additional photos, Page 15-A.

Sigma Rho takes Makin’ Music sweepstakes Sigma Rho Social Club won the sweepstakes trophy Saturday, April 6, climaxing the four performances of FreedHardeman University’s Makin’ Music. Approximately 500 students pooled their collective talents to produce this year’s show. Sigma Rho’s award-winning show, “Who-rrific Who-Did-It,” was directed by John Ross Johnson, Vernon, Ala.; Leah Mayhall, Double Springs, Ala.; Michael Hill, El Dorado, Ark.; Parker Holton, Chapel Hill; and Barkley Logan, Nashville. Chi Beta Chi’s “A Royal Wish” took second place in the sweepstakes competition. Directors of the sheiks and genies were Jonathan Davis, Tullahoma; Abby Burroughs, Chattanooga; Clarissa Green, Manchester; and Trina Simpson, Ripley, Miss. Third place in the sweepstakes competition went to “No Strings Attached,” presented by Phi Kappa Alpha. A team of five directors led the marionettes and

puppeteers. They were: Jamie Williams, Mt. Juliet; JoJo Waffird, Selmer; Alyssa Shirley, Eastview; Emilie Johnson, Stantonville; and Lisa Lynn King, Nashville. The “Spirit of Makin’ Music” award was presented to Gamma Tau Omega Friday evening. It goes annually to the club best exemplifying the virtues Makin’ Music espouses. Category winners included the following: Costume and Set Design: (1) Sigma Rho, (2) Phi Kappa Alpha and (3) Chi Beta Chi and Theta Nu (tie); Blocking: (1) Chi Beta Chi, (2) Xi Chi Delta and (3) Theta Nu; Lyrics: (1) Sigma Rho, (2) Chi Beta Chi and (3) Phi Kappa Alpha and Xi Chi Delta (tie); Entertainment Value: (1) Sigma Rho, (2) Chi Beta Chi and (3) Phi Kappa Alpha; Vocals: (1) Phi Kappa Alpha, (2) Sigma Rho and (3) Xi Chi Delta.

Jim Gardner of Henderson finished the Boston Marathon Monday with a really good time. However, his experience in Boston quickly turned sour one hour later when two bombs detonated near the finish line injuring more than 170, including three deaths. "Because I was cold and tired, I stopped at a restaurant right there within a couple of blocks of the finish line and ate lunch,” said Gardner Tuesday. “Coming out of the restaurant, I turned to my right away from the finish line and the restaurant was on the opposite side of the street from where the blasts were and then suddenly [there was] a huge boom followed in a few seconds by a second blast that was not nearly as powerful. And

JIM GARDNER both I and people around me didn't know what that was.” “Once the second blast occurred, I concluded almost certainly that it was a terrorist attack but in a city with tall buildings that echo you couldn't even be sure where it occurred. But See BOSTON, Page 2-A

Smith guilty of child rape Phillip Smith was found guilty of rape of a child following a two-day trial and deliberation and Circuit Court that ended April 10. Sentencing was set for 10 a.m. May 31. After a two-hour jury selection process, the trial of Smith got underway Tuesday, April 9. Smith,

who was charged last year with rape of a child, was represented by Mike Mosier. Assistant District Attorney Brian Gilliam represented the State of Tennessee. Gilliam began the trial with his opening statement in which he told the jury See SMITH, Page 2-A

Sexual battery charges against Beard dismissed The counts against Elfin Beard of sexual battery by an authority figure were dismissed April 9 by motion of the State of Tennessee. The order stated that this matter was tried before a jury on Aug. 16 and 17, 2012 and the defendant was

acquitted on the counts of incest and rape. The jury could not reach an unanimous verdict on the counts of sexual battery by an authority figure and a mistrial was declared. After that trial, the victim decided that she did not wish to

pursue this matter, the investigator was in agreement and the state thereby sought an Order of Nolle Prosequi. An Order of Nolle Prosequi without prejudice for the counts of sexual battery by an authority figure was entered.

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Following a two-day trial in Circuit Court, Phillip Smith, left, was found guilty of rape of a child. At right is Smith’s attorney, Mike Mosier. Sentencing is set for May 31.

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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 18, 2013

April 18 Arts in the Alley to feature student talent After a blast of wintry weather led to the cancellation of the March Arts in the Alley, the Henderson Arts Commission will kick off its fourth season of Arts in the Alley at 6 p.m. on 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 by it. The April event will spotlight Chester County High School students under the direction of Keith Brown and Ricky Mitchell. The CCHS Jazz Band will perform, and students will perform excerpts from “Seussical.” The Eagle football 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. Those interested in hosting a booth may post on the Facebook page ( h t t p s : / / w w w. f a c e book.com/HendersonA rtsCommission) or call Bramblett Group at 9898019. Vendors confirmed to date for the April event include: Algene Steele with 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 an 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, FreedHardeman University's academic summer camp focusing on science, art, theatre and creative writing; Kishia Harris with personalized items from Kishia's Kreations; Miranda Preece with ruffle scarves and bracelets; and Hannah Ratliff with handmade accessories and home decor from Hannah's Heart and Home. WFHU-FM 91 will broadcast live, also. There will also be hot

Chester County High School Jazz Band will perform, and other students will perform excerpts from Seussical, when Arts in the Alley debuts for 2013 at the downtown park, at 6 p.m. tonight, April 18. dogs and hamburgers for guests to purchase; these sales help offset the costs of each Arts in

the Alley. This month's celebrity grillers will be members of the CCHS football coaching staff.

City resolution supports restoration, renovation of the "Old Main Building" The City of Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met on Thursday, April 11. After approving the minutes of the last meeting and having no questions presented as to the accounts, the Board heard from Larry Tignor, Regina East and Dr. Joe Wiley who asked the Board to adopt a resolution supporting the restoration and renovation of the Old Main Administration Building at Freed Hardeman University.

Larry Tignor makes a presentation to the Henderson City Board regarding the renovations and restoration planned for the Old Main Administration Building at Freed-Hardeman University.

side would be restored to its original beauty. "We're going to restore it to its original look." said Wiley. More than one million has been raised thus far. East stated that "local materials built that building originally" and therefore, there will be a concerted effort to use local labor and materials if it can be done cost effectively. The Board voted in favor of the resolution. The Board also voted to amend Title 7 of the Municipal Code titled "Fire Protection and Fireworks" that included the adoption of the 2012 International Fire Code. This is the newest available code and it was discussed with the Board that fire codes are generally updated every seven years. The Board approved a contract with Alexander, Thompson and Arnold, PLLC for auditing the city for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. City Recorder Jim Garland spoke in favor of Alexander, Thompson and Arnold and the work they have

area. People were speculating that there had been a blast in the subway. Luckily, Gardner had gone to school in Boston 40 years ago. Tapping his knowledge of the layout of the city and because he had a plane to catch, he walked across Boston to a different subway network. "Once I got to the airport, things had become normal there. The city seemed normal. There was no panic in the general population or the people from the marathon. The only odd

thing was the streets were jammed. There was nobody underground; nobody on the subway." Gardner describes the initial explosion as "perhaps as loud a sound as I've ever heard in a city." The bombings are still under investigation, with reports Tuesday that the bombs were made of pressure cookers, with metal shards, and were similar to bombs used in the past against American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"Pay attention to what you don't hear because there are some big holes in this case." Both Investigator Jason Crouse, with the Chester County Sheriff's Department, and the victim took the stand for the prosecution; while the defendant's mother, father and friend testified as character witnesses for the defense. The defendant also took the stand in his own defense and maintained his innocence. At the conclusion of witness testimony, about 5 p.m., the judge allowed the jurors to leave for the day. Wednesday morning, court began with the closing arguments. Gilliam asked the jury to imagine themselves in the young victim's position both at the time of the attack and over the last year, reliving it repeatedly through interviews,

General Sessions Court and then giving the horrendous details to the jury over the past two days. Mosier focused on the good character of his witnesses, what he argued were holes in the State's case and witnesses from which he would have liked to have heard testimony. Gilliam’s presented a rebuttal. Finally, at 2:35 p.m. the jury returned with their verdict. As a seemingly detached defendant stood, the jury delivered their verdict of guilty as to rape of a child. The jury also imposed the maximum fine of $50,000. Amid a great deal of tears from families and friends on both sides of the gallery, Judge Allen also canceled Smith’s bond, and Smith was immediately placed in custody without bond pending sentencing.

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Boston I saw emergency personnel hurrying in one direction. I figured the last thing they needed was more spectators there so I went in the opposite direction." Gardner observed people carrying stretchers and the arrival of ambulances within moments of the bombs detonating. Gardner found that the city shut down the subway system in the immediate

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Smith that the evidence would show that Smith, who was then about 21-years of age, developed a friendship with a 9-year old neighbor boy, lured him over to his home and on or about June 2427, 2008 and raped him. Gilliam went on to say that after the attack Phillips threatened the life of both the boy and his mother with a samurai sword and the boy therefore did not report the incident until around May 2012. In the defense opening, Mosier emphasized the fact that the victim waited almost four years to report the attack even after he and his family had moved away from the defendant's home. Mosier concluded by stating

The delegation was not asking the Board for funds but only to show support of the renovation in a tangible way that may help aid them in securing grant money in the future. The Old Main Administration Building opened in 1908 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 12, 2012. Plans for the building include a $5.5 million renovation in which the classrooms would be modernized while the out-

done in the past for the City. The General Budget Meeting was set for 6 p.m. April 23. The Mayor gave an update on the grants outstanding stating that they are still waiting on the park grant though everything is done, the downtown sidewalk project is still waiting on environmentals and

they are waiting on TDOT to earmark the funds for the construction of the lighting for the intersection on the bypass. The Police Chief sought permission, and it was granted, to take bids on buying two more digital cameras. Finally, Garland brought up the idea of a GIS intern. A college

student in the GIS program at Martin had called regarding an internship with the utility department. The Board discussed the usefulness of the intern in helping to catch up the mapping program and a motion was made and passed giving the authority to hire the student for a reasonable sum.

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finances and was responsible for collecting money, writing receipts, making bank deposits, preparing and signing checks, receiving bank statements and preparing accounting records. With this unrestricted access to money and records, Clark was able to alter the district's bank statements to conceal her actions for years. According to the

Comptroller’s press release, Clark used a computer to create at least 28 bank statements, on which she omitted and/or altered fraudulent checks, in order to hide what she was doing. Clark also forged a district supervisor's name on two check stubs as well as the memo line of one check to falsely indicate his authorization of those expenditures.

Clark said to have issued at least 100 district checks to herself or to "cash" over a four-and-a-half year period. Those checks totaled $47,460. As the only administrative employee at the district, Clark had complete control over the


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Noah’s Fight By Marney Gilliam Staff Writer

For most a pregnancy is an exciting time full of dreams of what your child will become, struggles among family to settle on the all important name and flipping through magazines or browsing internet sites to find ideas for the ideal nursery. But sometimes, no matter the amount of planning, preparation and prenatal care, something goes wrong and you are hit out of nowhere with the real-

we knew the next 72 hours were critical.” Noah was born on Feb. 18 at JacksonMadison County General Hospital at only 25 weeks. He was 14 weeks and six days early and weighed only one pound, three ounces. He was a mere 11 and one-half inches long. Today, Noah is almost two months old and weighs two pounds, eight ounces and is 13.8 inches long. But it’s been a long journey for Noah over

Photo courtesy of Summer Judd

Jason, Summer and Kealeigh. ity that your baby will be born too early. You become consumed with doing everything in your power to help your child survive. Summer Judd, her husband, Jason and their young daughter, Kealeigh are facing this situation with new baby, Noah. Summer was categorized as high risk from the time she became pregnant because Kealeigh had been born at 27 weeks. Summer remembers vividly “About week 15 is when we knew there was a possibility of me having preeclampsia again. I was showing traces of protein in my urine. I went back for a check-up at 24 weeks. Noah was measuring a little small and so they checked my urine again and went ahead and gave me the two steroid shots for his lungs. I started going to the perinatolog y/high risk clinic twice a week. I went for a normal OB appointment on Monday, Feb. 18. My blood pressure was up and they had gotten the results of my urine test. The protein in my urine had gone from 1000ml to 15,000ml. So with that increase and my blood pressure being up they sent me to the hospital. “I got to the hospital about 10:15 [p.m.] or so. My blood pressure kept going up. They had to give me medicine to bring it down. Noah was born at 12:45 [a.m.]. It was so scary. I knew that I would be okay but I was so worried about him. I knew the percentage rate of survival and that baby boys did not do as well as baby girls. It happened very quickly and we really didn’t have time to react. Our main concern was if he would make it and

“liquids that incorporate all the nutrients that he needs and he is getting lipids.” They are hoping the issue will correct itself, but doctors may have to schedule surgery when Noah gets bigger and stronger. Noah “has had good days and bad days,” according to Summer. “It is like a rollercoaster ride.” Summer tried to paint a picture of the impact Noah’s illness has had on the whole family. “We are apart most of the time. I have been staying in Nashville with Noah and Jason and Kealeigh have been staying in Henderson during the week. They come to Nashville on the weekends. It is a hard long-distance relationship. It has been the hardest on Kealeigh, Noah’s 5year-old sister. She doesn’t understand why mom is not at home. The stress level is extremely high. You literally have to live life one day at a time (sometimes by the hour) and have no idea what is going to happen next. We have had some very hard days. We have almost lost him twice. Once in Jackson and once at Vanderbilt. It is some-

Photo courtesy of Summer Judd

Baby Noah holding his 5-year-old big sister, Kealeigh’s, hand. While the bills have percent of their prof- School Soccer team, of not yet come in for its. “Not only did we which Jason is the Noah’s hospitaliza- get 25 [percent] people head coach. “They sold tion, Summer antici- also left donations. shirts that said pates the stress that The line was out the ‘Playing for Noah’ and will be involved. “I door most of the day. It wore them to our home know that on average raised $1,100.” The sec- game against Fayette it is about Ware. The $1,000 a CCHS boys’ day just to soccer team To read updates on Baby Noah’s be in the won 7-0.” health or to leave an encouraging NICU. You They raised w o u l d $1,000. The message visit have all of Lions Club his meditook up caringbridge.org/visit/noahjudd cines, x$800. They rays, tests, are also equipment, etc. on top ond fundraiser, doing a fundraiser on of that.” Summer and Playing for Noah, was April 27 in which they Jason have also set up by team mem- are selling barbeque missed weeks of work bers and parents of the to stay by Noah’s side. Chester County High See NOAH, Page 7-A

these past two months. While they have been The cause of all fortunate enough to be Noah’s struggles is his able to stay at the prematurity and on Ronald McDonald March 10 he was House, those rooms moved to are only available Va n d e r b i l t for 30 days and then Children’s Hospital you have to leave for in the Neonatal two weeks. The famIntensive Care Unit ily hit the 30-day (NICU). “He has mark recently and chronic lung disare looking for ease because the other options that lungs are not fully would allow them to d e ve l o p e d / f u n c stay close to Noah tioning,” said because he will be at Summer. “He is on Vanderbilt at least the jet ventilator to until his due date of help him breathe. June 2. He also has an While the Judds issue with his belly. are facing a seemOnce we got to ingly overwhelming Vanderbilt, his situation, they find belly started to proencouragement in trude out after a the support of famiweek. They did xly, friends and rays and studies to strangers. “We have determine what had an unbelievable was going on. As of amount of right now, they help/support. We think that a part of have had so many his small intestine friends, family, comdid not fully develPhoto courtesy of Staci Irwin munity, and op or that it is narrowed where noth- Staci Irwin dressed as a cupcake to strangers that have given us love, ing can get promote the fundraiser. prayers and supthrough.” Because of issues with his thing that you cannot port. We have had belly, Noah cannot eat. explain unless you three fundraisers. ...” Sweetly Ever After Therefore, he is given have been through it.” took a day to donate 25


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jacks Creek Community Club hosts meeting The Jacks Creek Community Club met at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Jacks Creek Community of Christ Church. All 43 people in attendance enjoyed a great performance by Richard Seaton, the magician who had several tricks and stunts that kept everyone on the edge of their seats. In fact, one of the club members screamed out in agony when he performed a trick that seemingly severed one of his arms. Mr. Seaton’s associate was his wife, Maudie. Jo Ann Jones ESTELLE JONES

JAMES SANDERS

Happy 90th Estelle Jones

Happy 90th James Sanders

Ms. Estelle Jones will be 90 on April 18. Celebrate her birthday with us from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Chester County Senior Center. No gifts.

Mr. James Sanders’ children will host a birthday party for him from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at the Montezuma Community Center. All friends and family are invited to come and celebrate with him. No gifts please, your presence is gift enough.

There will be a benefit supper for Phillip and Sammy Ross, cancer patients, Saturday, April 20, at the Mifflin Community Mall (Up and Jumpin building). You can enjoy $7 fish plates with all the trimmings, or $5 hamburger and hot dog plates. Plates will be ready at 4 p.m., eat in or carry out plates are available. For a $6 admission charge you can hear the gospel singing group the Ross Family from 6 to 7 p.m., and Tim Young and The Good Time Band from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Starting at 7 p.m. there will be an auction of cakes and miscellaneous items. Anyone who would like to donate any cakes or help in any way, contact Carolyn Mayfield at 989-4460 or Nathan Ward at 9895656. Tickets are on sale for $2 for a chance to win a Gibson electric guitar. Relatives and friends are invited to the Senior Citizens Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, to help Estelle Jones celebrate her 90th birthday. Let’s all go out and wish her many more happy birthdays. The Hilltop Fire department is having a $6 a plate hamburger and chili supper at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at the Hilltop Fire Station. Cakes may be dropped off at the fire station Saturday. This fire department serves

three communities, Friendship, Mifflin and Glendale, and also helps other communities when needed. Our firemen are always ready to help anyone with a fire problem. Let’s show them how much we appreciate them. On our prayer list this week are Joanne Sells, Adam Wise, Laverne Lott, Pam Priddy, 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 Carl and Trish Nichols on April 22, and Billy Joe and Teresa Seaton on April 26. Birthday greetings go to Jason Connor, Silvia Arnold and Misty Tignor on April 24; Lois Williams, J.T. Holder, Ellis Warren and Betty Evans on April 25; Lisa Cupples, Boyd Cupples and Fred Manual on April 26; Fay Tucker and Beverly Butler on April 28; Kim Carroll, Frances Carroll and Kayleigh Willis on April 29; and Dennis Parker, Kelsey Ross and Starla Peddy on April 30. Please keep calling 989-4875 with your news in this area. Have a great week!

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The family of Mr. James Sanders would like to invite you to the celebration of their father’s birthday. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at the Montezuma Community Center. Your presence will be

gift enough. Just bring yourself and your thoughts to Mr. James. Mr. James, Mrs. Elvie and their children have been very involved in the center since it was started. They love and care about the center. Please come and help support Mr. James’ birthday celebration. Remember Mrs. Ann Morrison, as she is still recuperating. Remember to report your news to Mrs. Wanda Cook at 9893724 or Celia Murley at 989-5300.

I am writing this on Monday morning and it is such a beautiful spring day! There’s nothing much better to remind us of our God that formed this wonderful earth we call home. Praise Him; praise Him for all His blessings! Happy birthday this week to Lucas Long on April 17; Danny Hopper on April 18; Eric Landers and Justin Howell on April 19; Bobby Perkins on April 21; and Ken Price on April 22. “Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once.” Dave Barry Remember these in your prayers, Nella Rush, Tommy Landers, Sandra Landers, Winna Knipper, Sandra Dees, Norma Tully, Legina Henson and Edra and Benny Barnett. “The best six doctors anywhere, and no one can deny it, Are sunshine, water, rest, and air, exercise and diet. These six will gladly

you attend, if only you are willing. Your mind they’ll ease, your will they’ll mend, and charge you not a shilling.” Nursery rhyme. Larry and Phyllis Skinner celebrated their 50th anniversary the other day. Sorry I didn’t know it until last Sunday. But hope you had a wonderful day! “A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” – Paul Sweeney Quote of the week: “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” Author Unknown. The FEC meeting is at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. All community ladies are welcome. “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14. What a wonderful world it would be if we all did this. It is what our land needs right now. Have a great week! Keep smiling and remember the Lord loves you. My number to report news is 8799777.

First, I would like to give thanks to the Lord for allowing us to see this day. It is always so wonderful to be with my family and friends here in Chester County or other parts of the world. Yes, our local hometown paper is in all parts of the world. It is always good to hear when someone comes back home to visit. Larry Wilson came home April 9 to visit his family here in Chester County. It has been eight years since he has been home. Larry has been in the Marine Corps for 20 plus years, and is now retired. Thank you for serving our Country! From one Marine to another, “Semper Fi” (always faithful). The Chester County Head Start program would like to thank Ms. Linda Patterson and her staff for coming out on April 8 and 9 to register students in the Head Start Program for kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. If you have a child that will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 you can register your child for Kindergarten. For more information, contact Linda Patterson or Patsy Doyle at 989-5134. There is always a special place in my heart for children and the elderly. So let’s see what is happening at Southern Oaks. Monday morning the residents started their week by taking a stroll outside for a brisk walk, and then they came inside and did their chair exercises while playing the Hokey-Pokey and Simon-Says. Marty Wilkins was there that afternoon to continue the Bible Study out of the book of Leviticus. On Tuesday morning they sang some tunes of old with Janice Haithcoat singing and playing the piano. That afternoon they played bingo with Melody Willis and Wanda Perry from Avalon. They always

opened the meeting by leading the group in singing “America.” Dwight Jones blessed the food, and the group enjoyed another delicious meal catered by club members. The group decided that May’s meeting will be a hamburger, hot dog cookout with all the trimmings, including desserts. The theme will be the 1950’s era and everyone was challenged to bring out some clothes and articles from that time. Don Rouse closed the meeting by leading the group in the Pledge to the American Flag. bring some great prizes with them and the residents love their bingo time. Wednesday morning Russell Clayton, from our local V e t e r a n s Administration office, came out to speak with the residents. He brought veteran Don Rouse who shared his 24-year military career with us. He retired from the Army after 24 years. Mr. Clayton explained many benefits offered for veterans, and answered a lot of questions. Wednesday afternoon was spent getting their nails done. Thursday morning the residents played a game of “Trivia” and told some jokes. There are some pretty smart (and humorous) residents there at Southern Oaks! That afternoon Lorie Pavao came to play the piano. She played songs like “Moon River” and “The Pink Panther,” as well as some songs she had composed. Lori is a very accomplished pianist. She plays a lot of beautiful lyrical songs. She is the daughter of resident Lynn Maynard who sat smiling the whole time her daughter was playing. Friday, Brother DeWayne Thomas came to play some great gospel tunes on his guitar. Brother DeWayne is the Chaplin for Avalon Healthcare. Friday is beauty shop day, so everyone gets “beautified hairdos” in their facility beauty shop. Also, on Friday the students from Freed Hardeman came for their weekly Bible Study. What a faithful group of young people they are. If you are looking to have fun, laughter and be around good people, I have just the place for you. Saturdays are the residents’ “Family Day” and movie day. Come on out some Saturday and visit with us. We love our visitors! The residents would like to wish two of their staff a happy birthday: Michelle Gatley, their head chef, and Paula Ivy, their beautician. If you would like to keep up with all of the happenings at Southern Oaks you can go to www.americareusa.net/assisted_ See CITY, Page 6-A


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Happy Birthday wishes go to Carrie Haley and Buster Jones on April 18; Bobby Durbin on April 19; Clyde Jones on April 21; Blane Fletcher on April 22; and Gail Durbin, Dave Lytle and Jake Alexander on April 24. Happy Anniversary to Anthony and Debbie Finley on April 19; Scot and Misty Kendrick on April 21; and Harold and Janice Maness on April 22. Hope everyone is enjoying this nice weather and welcoming back the hummingbirds, I know I am. “Legends say that

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. The weather was beautiful last Saturday, and a good crowd attended the bean dinner at the center. Everyone loves a cakewalk, and several went home with one or more cakes. Thanks to all who attended, to all who prepared the bean dinner, and to all the ladies who baked cakes. All the money raised will go to the cost of operating the center. Those celebrating birthdays are Matt Cooper on April 19; Sam Kesler on April 21; William Lutrell and Kayley Hopper on April 23; James Sanders on April 24; Mike Edgen on April 26; Jerry Weaver and Abby Daniel on April 27; Jim Cupples and Lisa Plunk on April 28; and Tonya Clayton on April 30. New Home Baptist Church, located on 200 Silerton Rd, Henderson, held a special dedication service on Saturday evening, April 13 to celebrate the history of the church. At 5 p.m. a barbeque meal and all the trimmings were served, and included were many delicious desserts. It was a wonderful evening, the weather was great. Many tables were set up outside, as well as inside, to accommodate the large crowd that attended. At 6 p.m. “The Forked Deer River Travelers” performed wonderful gospel bluegrass. The band members were Robert Holland, Bennie Coley, Freddie Pierce, Joe Harris and Cody Harris. Well known artist Mrs. Rosalee Jennings Gibbons was commis-

hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and to savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.” – Papyrus Notes Legend or not, these little birds always brighten my day with their astonishing force and grace. Have a great week and call 989-0212 if you have anything to share. sioned to paint the history of New Home Church. Her work includes the original 1902 location on 225 south, located on or near the spot where Dennis Clayton’s home sits; along with the 1952, 1975 and 1985 addition at the current location. After Mrs. Rosalee unveiled the beautiful painting of the church, former pastor, Bro. Paul Weaver preached the evening service. Hearts to all members of New Home Church for planning such a wonderful evening. The present pastor of the church, Bro. Gerald Smith, thanked everyone who attended, If you don’t have a church home, you’re invited to New Home Church. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., and Church Service is at 11 a.m. There was some confusion in last week’s news regarding my visitors. Our nephew Stan Patterson of Memphis visited on Saturday. However, we received a surprise visit that very day from our daughter Cindy and her husband Tim, and our granddaughter Makenzie and her friend Emily. They were on their way home to Pekin, Ill., after spending spring break in Clearwater, Fla. It was a short visit as they went home Sunday morning. We were so glad to see them. Folks, beware of all these telemarketing calls that peddle lower credit cards interest rates, home security, and many other calls, which have become a nuisance to many people. The Better

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Need a side? Try these cheesy fries straight from the oven I love potatoes – any form or fashion – I like just about every potato I’ve ever encountered. It’s bad enough that when I was growing up, my grandfather nicknamed me “Potatobug.” Even the most avid potato lover needs some variety in the kitchen, which is what led me to try a new take on baked fries. One night when when grilled ribs, I wanted potatoes, but mashed potatoes, plain fries, homefries, and all other variations seemed wrong. Something clicked when I considered cheesy garlic fries with parsley. Rather than go through the time-consuming process of chopping potatoes into perfect fries, I sliced each potato into six ovals – or close approximations. After that, everything is easy. Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl with a lid, and after adding the seasonings, replace the lid and shake the bowl. You may have to separate the potato pieces several times to ensure that each slice is evenly coated. Spray one or two baking pans with cooking spray and place the potato slices in a single layer. Bake and enjoy. You may want to experiment Business Bureau calls them Robocalls, which are made using auto dialers that can place thousands of calls a minute, or dial at random until a real number is hit. So folks, do not respond to any of these calls. The best thing to do is to hang up the phone. It’s better to be safe than sorry. It’s so sad watching the news this evening (Monday). Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who were injured and those who lost their lives in the terror attack at the Boston Marathon. It’s heartbreaking, what the families are going through. God bless them all. As always, remember in prayer the sick, our military and their family and the leaders of our country. Get See CORNER, Page 6-A

with different seasonings and kinds of cheese depending on your tastes. Happy cooking!

Cheesy oven-baked fries

Ingredients: 3 to 4 baking potatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Cooking spray Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut potatoes lengthwise into 6 equal slices. Place potato slices in a large bowl and drizzle with olive

oil. Sprinkle with salt, garlic and parsley, and toss to evenly coat potatoes. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray, and arrange potato slices in a single layer. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Turn potatoes to other side, and sprinkle with Parmesan. Return to oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are brown and crispy. Sprinkle with additional salt to taste and serve immediately.


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Only Yesterday

“Farmers must register butter or face fines” April 13, 1933

“Single Men Are Preferred In Forestry Work” Information comes from Washington, with White House approval, that unmarried men with dependents are to be a preferred class in the enlisting of the 250,000 forestry workers to soon be employed by the Federal government. The men to be given work will come from the lists already made out in the various states. The single men who are willing to authorize that a liberal proportion of their $30 per month pay go to their dependents will be the most certain of getting into the forestry army. “Rev. N. B. Hardeman Dedicated Church Of Christ at Jacks Creek Sunday, April 9” The new Church of Christ has been erected at Jacks Creek and last Sunday, April 9, marked its dedication. The Rev. N. B. Hardeman delivered the sermon ... A large crowd gathered there and a good dinner was spread which was very much enjoyed. “The American Legion Auxiliary is Planting A ‘Poppy Plat’“ This plat is to be located in our City Cemetery. We feel that all should be interested in the “Poppy Plat” as it is a reminder of the dear boys who lie in “Flanders Fields.” An order will also be sent in at once for Poppies to be sold by the American Legion Auxiliary. These poppies are made by soldier boys in the hospitals who are not drawing compensation. When you buy one of these poppies please feel that you have helped a boy who really needed help and who at one time helped you.

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“Dr. Baird Represents Gov. Cooper At The Jefferson Memorial” Dr. W. O. Baird, of this city, Commissioner of the Department of Institutions for Tennessee, acted as proxy for Governor Prentis Cooper at the ceremonies in Washington Tuesday when a monument to Thomas Jefferson was dedicated. President Roosevelt dedicated the imposing marble shrine to the memory of Jefferson as a fitting tribute “in the midst of a great war for freedom” to America’s foremost “apostle of freedom.” “Chapel Program By High School Seniors” The senior class was in charge of the chapel program at the High School Friday afternoon. The following selections were rendered:

Chester County Independent archives April 17, 1953

almost every afternoon so members are invited to come out and help with the work any time. “CCHS News” by Loydell Smith [...] The pingpong tournament finals were held Friday morning in the gymnasium and viewed by the Chester County Independent archives April 13, 1933 student body. A preview of the senior play Those in the finals were Nancy “Hold Everything,” by the cast; Moffitt, Nancy Holland, Bud devotional reading by Melvin Butler and Sam Daniels. Freeman; prayer by Coach Winners were Nancy Moffitt Williams; “America,” sung by and Bud Butler who were the audience; class history by awarded small trophies by the Verneda Hailey; class poem by H Club. salutorian, Brownie [...] Report cards came out Weatherington; class prophecy last week and gave us fair by Howard Sanford; class will warning to use our books and by Fentress Casey, and who’s heads in cooperation with each who by Coach Williams. other. Prof. T. H. Williams spoke to [...] The seniors are pressing, the seniors, after which packing and stuffing their suitGeorge Ball, president, made a cases in preparation for their speech. A quartet sang trip, which is this weekend. We “Farewell to Thee” with the all hope they have a good time class joining the chorus. and I’m sure after the anticipa“Welcome Stranger” tion the class has had that they Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bolton are will have their best time of the the proud parents of a baby year. boy, born April 14, weighing 8 “Names Of Welfare Recippounds; their sixth child and ients To Be Made Available” he has been named Anthony. The names of persons Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Powell are receiving public assistance in the proud parents of a baby Chester County will be made girl, born April 4, weighing 6 available for public inspection ¾ pounds, their second child. beginning April 15, according Mr. and Mrs. Arlie McEarl of to a statement from Mrs. Mary Luray are the proud parents of Faye Stanfill, County Welfare a baby girl, born April 12; their Director. Making the names of ninth child. the recipients available to the Mr. and Mrs. Ira A. Maness public is required by a law Jr., of Detroit, Mich., recently passed by the General announce the arrival of their Assembly and signed by second child, a 9 ½ pound boy. Governor Clement on March He has been named Paul 13. Alexander. Mrs. Jones is the Lists of names, together former Miss Louise Arnold of with the amount of the grants, this county. will be available in the county “Country Butter” office each month for inspecIt is reported that some tion by anyone who wishes to farmers are violating the see them, Mrs. Stanfill said. rationing law by selling butter The law prohibits the use of direct to consumers or to retail names for political or commerstores and not collecting cial purposes and no one will rationing points. be permitted to make a copy of Farmers who have butter for the lists [...]. sale are warned that they must April 12, 1963 register with the local OPA “Court Adopts Budget; office and that they must col- County Library Remains” lect the proper number of Chester County Court adoptpoints for each pound of butter ed a budget totaling $82,412.50 sold, regardless of whether it at the quarterly meeting is sold to a consumer or a retail Monday. There will be no store. The points must then be change in the present tax rate turned in to the local OPA of $3.75. office. There are severe penalIncluded in the budget was a ties for violation of this law. $3,000 appropriation for the April 17, 1953 continuation of the Chester “VFW Post To Erect New County Public Library. The Home Soon” library has been in operation The Robert B. Wood, Jr., Post for the past two years with 4844, Veterans of Foreign funds made available by the Wars, held its regular meeting Federal and State government. last Thursday night at Logan’s [...] The Court voted to sell Lake. A delicious barbecue the old elementary school dinner was enjoyed by 55 mem- building and use the funds bers. derived from the sale for supFollowing the meal the meet- plies and equipment for the ing was called to order by new buildings. Commander Quinten [...] County Attorney Lloyd Newman. Discussion was held Tatum presented for approval on the new VFW Home to be some provisions for setting up constructed in the near future. operation of the County Chairman Tom McCorkle and Nursing Home which will be Co-chairman Raymond completed in the near future Johnson of the building com- [... ]. mittee made interesting “New Arrivals” reports on the progress being Drs. McCallum and made and plans for the future Wilson [...]. Mr. and Mrs. James [...] The Henderson Post Franklin Johnson of Huron voted unanimously to be more are the parents of a son, cooperative with all religious, Christopher Neil, who was educational, civic and other born April 6. veteran organizations. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Keistler of Plans were made to lay the Bethel Springs are the parents foundation for the new home of a son who was born April 9. on April 18 and all members Colored Births who can are urged to be presBorn to Frank and Classie ent for this work. There will be Johnson of Henderson, a a group working on the lot daughter, on April 9.

FHU Theatre to present “Cinderella” musical Freed-Hardeman University Theatre will end its 2012-13 season April 18-21 with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in the Black Box Theatre. Becky Thompson, a senior theatre education major from Hender-son, will direct the musical. “Cinderella” is the classic fairy tale of a girl who, mistreated by her evil stepmother and stepsisters, dreams of a better life. With the help of a fairy godmother, Cinderella is able to meet her prince and make her dreams come true. “Cinderella” will be the first musical performed in FHU’s Black Box Theatre. The talented cast is comprised of 12 FHU students, featuring Rachel Byerly, senior public relations major from Jupiter, Fla., as Cinderella and Caleb Berry, senior Bible major from Alexander City, Ala., as Prince.

Lucy Lopez, senior theatre major from Bethel Springs, created the choreography for “Cinderella,” and Richard England, FHU music professor, will provide the musical accompaniment. Thompson, a firsttime director, is thrilled to bring “Cinderella” to life. “I’ve always really liked Cinderella. I remember watching it as a little girl on stage.” “Cinderella” will be presented five times: at 7 p.m. on April 18-20 and at 2 p.m. on April 20-21. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Tickets are $10 for General admission and may be purchased at fhutickets.com or by contacting the theatre office at 989-6938. Children may have their photo taken with Cinderella before the Saturday matinee. Photo donations benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Mickens, Wilbert and Alice Jones (Samuel Jones’ parents), Sarah Jones, Willie Mae Jones, Gary Scales (the husband of Ashley Scales), Jerry Wilson, the Larry Rinks family, Bill Jewell and Juanita Hall. 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 9891907 or send an email to gloria__holiday @msn.com. HAVE A GREAT

City living/Henderson_TN /zip_38340/americare/1303.html. Happy birthday wishes go to Bobbie Keeton on April 24. Happy belated birthday wishes go to Jusino Prather, as he celebrated his birthday on April 11. May the Lord bless you both with many more. The city would like to take this time to wish a very happy birthday to all of our loved ones in the Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center who had a birthday this week. On April 29 Robert and Dorothy Prather will be celebrating their wedding anniversary and birthday. May the Lord keep on blessing you to have a happy life together. On the prayer list this week are Mattie

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Corner well wishes go out to Randall Jones and Ann Morrison. Mr. Jim Ruth of Brighton called with tidbits. When he was 18 he lived in East Peoria, Ill., and worked for P&PU Railroad in Peoria, in switching. He said he ate turtle soup for the first time, and it was really good. He also lived with Billy Joe

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and Doris Graves for a while in Pekin, Ill. Remember Jim in prayer, as he is losing sight in one eye and travels to Memphis once a month to get a shot in his eye. Thanks for calling me, Mr. Jim. If you would like to share your news in our column please call 989-3315 or email DJPatter@juno.com. I would like to hear from you. Have a good week, and God bless.


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April showers bring May flowers is certainly true. We had 4.7 inches of rain last Thursday. Greenhouses are full of blooming hanging baskets, ferns are straining to branch-out and sixpack of shade or full sun plants look like colorful blooming idiots and vines are sneaky enough to wrap their fingertips around lamp posts or mailboxes. We’re making plans for Dusty Rose Haven to be appealing as you pass each day. Decoration Day is nearly here. Here is a chart you requested for your fridge. Call if I need to insert names of any cemetery not listed. Flowers are for the living, so seeing this show of love for our loved ones helps us as we go to a grave. Even a single rose shows that person is not forgotten, doesn’t it? I pray flowers or trinkets will not be taken from a grave – it hurts. Thankfully, hidden videos are now being

used. Stealing from the dead is pretty low; and we know how low Satan can go, so stay out of his reach. Decoration Days: Third Sunday in April – Trinity; Fourth Sunday in April – New and Old Oak Grove Cumberland near Talley Town, and Faith Baptist; First Sunday in May – Beech Springs, Grove Springs, New Friendship, Old Friendship, Roby, Center Hill, Mars-Hill, Mt. Zion and O’Neal; Second Sunday in May – Cave Springs, Johnson Crossroads, Little Hatchie, Lexington City, Marl Bluff (Off Hwy 22), Middlefork, Milledgeville, Oak grove Church of Christ, Palestine Baptist, Sweetlips, Union Hill and Woodlawn; Third Sunday in May – Big Springs, Cabo, Clarks Creek, Shiloh, Trices Chapel and Woodsville; Fourth Sunday in May – Chapel Hill, Fryes Point, Mt. Moriah and Unity; First Sunday in June – Bethel, Jacks Creek Apostolic and Palestine; Second Sunday in June – Bailey, Hare, Holly Springs and Montezuma; Third Sunday in June – none reported; and Fourth Sunday in June – Stone

Hill; Last Sunday in June - Mt. Pleasant. Henderson City and Memory Gardens have no set Decoration Day, but many decorate on Mother’s Day. Happy April birthday wishes to Mary Autry on April 18 – sure hope Jerry bakes a cake for her; Kathy Tignor Belew is my age on April 21; Shelby Hemby in Lexington and Dale Goff turn 43 on April 23; Johnny Garner surely didn’t have a zero on his April 13 birthday – guess lucky 13 might be a good number for his license plate; and Carolyn Essary Henderson is my age on April 27 – she is not feeling like a spring chicken. The ambulance carried Carolyn from her school work location to Parsons Hospital last week. Her mother, Mamie Essary and I did two-way calling to check on Carolyn – luckily she was able to talk to us. I’ll call Mamie Tuesday and share an update later. We still do not have a computer working, but call 989-7485 anytime. Three reminders – (1) Estelle Jones is looking forward to friends and family helping her blow out 90 birthday candles. Bring strong lungs

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Noah chicken. 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. 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. On April 13, the soccer team also held a 5K race to raise funds. The Judds have also found help and support through a foundation called “Grady’s Decision.” “A couple that had twins and lost them established this foundation. They help families that are dealing with [the] premature birth of their child. They have contacted the Ronald McDonald House, and will be covering our costs for the past 30 days.” The Judds want to thank all those who showed support in so

Photo by Debbie Hester

The line at Sweetly Ever After the day of the benefit for Noah. many ways. “We have been so inspired by all the generosity and love that has been given to us. We have people all [over] the country that are praying for our sweet boy. We have gotten cards, messages and gifts from people all over the country. The biggest inspiration is how much Chester County has come together in support for us. It is mind blowing and we are speechless. We will forever be

thankful and indebted to you all.” When the days seem darkest, the Judds rely heavily on their faith. “The one thing that has kept us going is our faith and trust in God. We know that God has a plan for Noah and that is what we lean on everyday. Noah would not be here nor at the point he is without all of the prayers from people we know and people we don’t know. God is in control.”

Saturday, April 20, between 1 and 4 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center; (2) The remodeled Old Pinson School is having open house Sunday, April 21 from 2 to 5 p.m.; and (3) Tignor reunion is Sunday, April 21. We’re looking forward to eating Aunt Liza Tignor Harris’ corn light bread and German chocolate cake. Continued prayer is requested for little Olivia Springer; she had a full body scan April 9. Visit Cindy Springer at Sweetlips Greenhouse to get an update, and show support for Austin too. Kathryn Bromley was able to talk to me and expressed appreciation for your concern. Her 888 room number is easy to remember at JMCGH. Steve Fall in Alabama had a better week. They appreciate your calls and cards. My neighbor, Wayne Moody fell Saturday, but his pride is hurt more than his nose, forehead and knee. He felt like sitting in the yard over two hours Monday while the green pollen settled on him. Christine Holley is still in the hospital – sure miss seeing her at Healthcare.

Joie Freeman reports her sister, Bobbie Hunt is improving. She has moved from ICU to room 225 at JMCGH. “Your prayers, calls and cards have been needed and appreciated,” she stated. John R. Stewart’s daughter called to report her dad’s whereabouts, if you’d like to send a card to lift his spirits – room 201 at Maplewood Healthcare, 100 Cherry Wood Place, Jackson 38305. Inez Alexander has some gall spending her 86th birthday in the hospital. It could make Regina Brooks want to curl her hair at JMCGH, room B-365 at 620 Skyline Dr., Jackson 38301. Cards will help straighten out this matter. Our community expresses sympathy to the families of Gordon Patterson (6-11-40 to 411-13) and Wilma Cupples (5-23-41 to 4-1513) whose arrangements were incomplete at this writing. Also, a loving couple died nineteen hours apart in Sweetwater. William Clyde Tilley (3-12-35 to 4-9-13) and Nancy Louise Howard Tilley (9-4-36 to 4-10-13) were buried Saturday at Haven Hill

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Memorial Cemetery in Madisonville. Bro. Tilley preached 10 years at Unity Baptist Church from 1967 to 1972 and 1976 to 1981. He taught at Union University from September 1966 through August 1990. Their children are David Tilley and Cherilyn Tilley Kerchner. Sorry I don’t know the names of the six grandchildren to share. How special to hold a mate’s hand on earth and that hold continues into the other world. The blessing continues as our heavenly family extends their hands, and our heavenly Father welcomes us with outstretched arms! Oh, what a day of rejoicing that must be!!! There is healing and strength in God’s tender touch. There is comfort and peace in his love. Call 989-7485 if you have tidbits.


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Capitol Hill Review A weekly wrap-up of legislative news From Rep. Steve McDaniel Bills eliminating dozens of unnecessary laws oasses House Three bills that will eliminate dozens of unnecessary Tennessee laws have been approved by the Tennessee General Assembly this week and will now head to the Governor for his signature. The bills are a result of a summer project in which House research analysts and legal staff examined portions of the Tennessee Code Annotated relative to their expertise and drafted proposals to eliminate laws that were determined to be antiquated or unnecessary. “One thing we hear from our constituents consistently is that there are too many laws on the books,” said House Speaker Beth Harwell. “I directed our staff to review our laws with the purpose of identifying archaic, unnecessary, and outdated language in an effort to ‘clean up the code.’ I sincerely appreciate the hard work of our House research team and legal staff. They spent several months poring over our laws, and these three bills were the result.” House Bills 325, 396, and 890 eliminate dozens of laws relating to transportation, finance, and commerce. In several cases, the bills also clarify certain language or delete repetitive or conflicting laws. Statutes pertaining to programs that have since been abolished by the federal government, reports that were assigned to come from entities that no longer exist, and several instances of repetitive language are examples of laws slated to be eliminated. After years of writing and rewriting laws, many simply become redundant, while others are severely outdated. This effort, lawmakers agree, will streamline state laws and make them easier to interpret for all interested parties. Workers’ Compensation Reform scores legislative victory The Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2013, an initiative that is part of Governor Bill Haslam’s legislative agenda for the year, easily passed the House of Representatives this week with a bipartisan vote from state lawmakers. Workers’ Compensation is an insurance program, adopted in Tennessee in 1919, that compensates employees for injuries they suffer on the job. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover the costs of medical expenses and lost wages of employees when they suffer work-related injuries. As passed, the Workers’ Compensation Reform Act (House Bill 194) reforms the workers’ compensation system in Tennessee to provide more certainty for businesses while also protecting the interests of employees across the state. Once signed by Governor Haslam, HB 194 will reduce the time it takes to receive permanent workers’ compensation benefits and improve injury medical treatment. In addition, the process for resolving workers’ comp disputes will be streamlined, allowing injured workers to receive compensation and return to work quicker. According to critics, the current workers’ compensation process in Tennessee is unpredictable, cumbersome for determining benefits, and employees are often unable to receive benefits and return to work in a timely manner. The new reform meets the overall goal of ensuring the most efficient and fair workers’ compensation system for both employees and employers. The new system will also help Tennessee become an even more attractive place to work and do business. Pension reform plan passes House Legislation proposed earlier this month to reform the state’s pension plan, the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS), passed the full House of Representatives this week in Nashville. The legislation represents a proactive approach by State Treasurer David H. Lillard and House lawmakers to ensure the security of pension benefits for current employees and retirees, as well as future employees that will be hired in years to come. The proposed changes, which will only affect new employees hired on or after July 1, 2014, will change the current defined-benefits system to a hybrid plan that includes elements of definedbenefits and defined-contribution programs. A defined-benefit plan guarantees retirees a fixed pension benefit based on their years of service and earnings, while defined-contribution plans do not have guaranteed payment levels but rather specified contribution levels by the employer. The pension changes, once signed into law by Governor Haslam, will not affect anyone that is currently a state employee, a teacher, a higher education employee, or an employee of a local government participating in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System. Legislation to help curb Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card abuse advances A bill designed to help curb abuse of purchases made using Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards will be heard on the House floor early next week in Nashville. See MCDANIEL, Page 9-A

Embroiling hunters and anglers in the windy debate In early January, press releases were shotgun-blasted to media across the country by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), which in recent years has become known as much for environmental activism as conservation. The headline trumpeted: “Hunters and anglers back clean wind energy.” As a hunter and angler – and an outdoor journalist in my spare time – I have a problem with the NWF making a blanket statement on behalf of those of us who love wild nature but have a different perspective. When it comes to giant turbine blades whirling on land where pheasant hunters once roamed or jutting wind towers marring the coastal horizon of waters frequented by sport fishermen, I and many of my fellow hunters and anglers take exception. If I lived in the American west, I’d also question the impact of acres of solar panels on the public land habitat of antelope, deer and game birds, not to mention the death toll caused by wind farms to bats, migratory songbirds, eagles and other raptors. Not to be prejudiced toward only renewable energy in my outdoor backyard, I would object to a gasoline pipeline running through my family’s land down where we’ve restored and managed bobwhite quail, whitetail deer and wild turkey habitat for more than 25 years. The NWF does not speak for me — or those with whom I hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors. The

press release was timed to embroil the hunting and angling community in the controversy over renewal of a 2.2-cents per kilowatt-hour wind energy tax credit It was political propaganda, plain and simple. Just like back in 2009 when a group of elite conservation organizations, including the NWF, held a “virtual town hall teleconference” in support of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill. They were espousing environmental activism, not the interests of hunting and fishing sportsmen across the U.S. Despite polls purporting to show support of renewable energy or concern about global warming in the hunting and fishing community, I know that millions of us take the opposite view. Wind towers and solar farms sprawling across the countryside definitely change nature, and we are not convinced about manmade climate change. Call us folks who love our guns and Bibles, as farmers and rural residents we live in and close to the outdoors. It is in our front yard and all around us. We tend to be protective toward it, stewards who don’t go home to the big cities when the weekends or hunting seasons are over. My wife and I were sightseeing in our corner of rural Appalachia last fall, enjoying the beauty of autumn leaves, when a sight on the horizon caused me to pull over and kill the engine. There on a ridgeline, gleaming bright white in the afternoon sunlight, was a wind turbine. Surrounded by woods on all sides, it

looked out of place, not right in an area where I have deer hunted and called wild turkey gobblers. Because the blades were not spinning, I didn’t hear the “whoosh-whoosh” about which many wind critics complain. But the effect of this manmade energy artifact on me was disturbing. Just as it is for a group of outdoorsmen and lodge owners near Grand Lake Stream, Maine, where First Wind seeks to build 27 wind turbines. They’ve banded together to oppose the project. The wind turbines would have a negative effect on outdoor tourism and “overshadow the whole lake system,” said a spokesman for a watershed protection group, part of a coalition that aired its complaints to Gov. Paul LePage recently.

This was not an example of isolated opposition. Contrary to the NWF’s confident declaration of renewable energy support among outdoorsmen, NIMBY-ism (Not in My Backyard) is alive and well in the hunting and fishing community. What might seem to be simply the wide-open and uninhabited (by man) space of forests, plains, deserts, seashores and bays to non-outdoors people is something entirely different to us. By not qualifying its assertion that hunters and anglers support renewable energy, the NWF did a disservice to those who probably outnumber the socalled “majority.” Hunters and fishermen believe energy production should not pollute or mar the outdoors, but we don’t necessarily agree with radical environmentalists or their goals.


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McDaniel House Bill 119, if passed by the legislature, will prohibit use of a welfare recipient’s EBT card in liquor stores, adult cabarets, casinos, and other gambling facilities. In addition, welfare recipients who use EBT benefits illegally would be subject to disqualification from the program as permitted by federal law. House lawmakers agree the proposal is needed in Tennessee to ensure taxpayer dollars are not abused and to redirect EBT benefits to where they are intended to go – to help struggling families across the state. Anti-Income Tax Amendment sails through House A constitutional amendment spearheaded by House lawmakers to clarify that Tennessee’s Constitution prohibits a statewide income tax has been approved by lawmakers this week. The amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 1, specifies that the legislature, as well as counties and cities across the state, shall be prohibited from passing an income tax on the people of Tennessee. New law allows prosecutors to stop statute of limitations when DNA profile is known Under legislation already approved by the State Senate, the Tennessee House of Representatives has passed a bill that will enable prosecutors to proceed with criminal charges against perpetrators even when they can’t be captured or identified by name, as long as the individual’s unique DNA profile is known. At a news conference attended by leading state prosecutors and various members of the General Assembly this week, the bill’s sponsors said the measure lets prosecutors “stop the clock” on the statute of limitations—that is, the time limit by which criminal actions must be commenced in criminal cases. The legislation codifies the practice used in the case of Robert Jason Burdick, the socalled “Wooded Rapist,” whose crimes spanned more than a decade. His case was kept alive because a piece of skin he left at the scene of one of his earliest crimes provided law enforcement DNA evidence linking him to the crime. Even though the “Wooded Rapist” wasn’t taken into custody until several years after the crime, investigators were able to preserve the case through the DNA that was collected at the scene. As was the case for the “Wooded Rapist,” the use of DNA as a way of identifying defendants and preventing the statute of limitations from running out will help bring people to justice. Now that the measure has been approved by both the House and Senate, it will travel to

the desk of Governor Bill Haslam to be signed into law. And in case you missed it… Gun Carry Permit Confidentiality – House Bill 0009 passed the House of Representatives this week

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with full support from lawmakers on both sides of the isle. As introduced, the bill makes confidential all information contained in and pertaining to handgun carry permit applications filed in Tennessee.

Chester County – Henderson “Pork Done Right” April 19 Treat yourself to famous Dwain Seaton pork chops Friday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 Please contact Beverly Morton at 435-9185 or email beverly.morton@cot.tn.gov.

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 5:00 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 1/2 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.

Third-grade poster contest deadline April 26 Every local third-grader is encouraged to enter the “What Earth Day Means to Me” Poster Contest! The contest is sponsored by Chester County Farm Bureau and presented by Chester County Soil Conservation District. Poster board and entry instructions will be provided to classrooms. The Deadline for entries is Friday, April 26. Winners will be announced at the third-grade AgriNature Festival 2013 on Friday, May 2. Cash prizes will be awarded!

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.

Hilltop Fire Department Fundraiser April 27 Fundraiser for Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Hotdog or chili plates with chips, drinks and dessert will be available for $6 a plate, or any donation will be appreciated. Starting at 7:30 p.m. we will have an auction of cakes and other miscellaneous items. If anyone would like to donate cakes or items to be auctioned off, contact Amy Williams at 608-1014, Arlene Hill at 608-1447, or bring the items to the fire station around 5 p.m. on April 27. Any donations will be appreciated. Thanks to all for your help and support.

Barbeque fundraiser May 4 A barbeque fundraiser for the Beech Springs Baptist Church building fund will be held from 10 a.m. until sold out Saturday, May 4 at Miller’s Big Star. Ribs, pulled pork, chicken and all the trimmings will be available.

Victorian Tea Party at FHU May 4 The Freed-Hardeman Associates invite you to a Victorian Tea Party Saturday, May 4, from noon to 4 p.m. This is a unique event for daughters, mothers and friends. We will be celebrating the Victorian Tea Party’s 11th year at the historic Hardeman House, 307 White Ave. Parking is available at the Henderson Church of Christ. Tickets are available at fhu.edu/forms/associates/tea_par

ty.aspx or by calling 989-6000, or visiting Be Blessed Fashions. The cost for adults is $15 now ($18 at the door), children from 3 to 10 are $10 now ($12 at the door), and the event is free for children 2 and under.

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.

Chester County – Finger Friday night dance April 19 There is a regular Friday night dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Finger Community Center. The cost is $5 for adults, and children under 12 are free.

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; hamburger and hot dog plates are $5. Tickets will be sold on a 40” TV. There will be a singing. For more information, call Pat Jones at 989-3402.

Chester County – Mifflin Benefit for Phillip and Sammy Ross April 20 A benefit for Phillip and Sammy Ross, cancer patients, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Mifflin Community Mall (Up and Jumpin building). You can enjoy $7 fish plates with all the trimmings, and $5 hamburger and hot dog plates. Eat in or carry out plates are available. For a $6 admission charge you can hear the gospel singing group the Ross Family from 6 to 7 p.m., and Tim Young and The Good Time Band from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $2 for a chance to win a Gibson electric guitar. Starting at 7 p.m. there will be an auction of cakes and miscellaneous items. Anyone who would like to donate any cakes or help in any way, contact Carolyn Mayfield at 989-4460 or Nathan Ward at 9895656.

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 423-0944.

Henderson County – Reagan Saturday Night Dance April 20 The Reagan Community Center (www.facebook.com/reagancc) will be hosting its regular Saturday dance, April 20. 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 11year-olds and younger accompanied by an adult.

McNairy County – Selmer Clay Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass Show April 20 The Clay Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass Show will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Sat., April 20th at “The Marty” (Community Center) in Adamsville. Performers will include the host band Flatwoods, Crossroads and The Sparks Family. Concessions will be available. Donations will be taken for show expenses.


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Obituaries Gordon Lane Patterson June 11, 1940 – April 11, 2013 Gordon Lane Patterson, 72, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013. Services were held on April 14, 2013 at Shackelford Funeral DirectorsJohnson Chapel in Henderson, with Bobby Barnes officiating. Burial followed in the Chester County Memory Gardens at Henderson. He was born June 11, 1940 in Chester County, the son of the late Jess and Ruth Mayfield Patterson. He attended Harmony Schoolhouse in Chester County. He was married to Dorothy Goff Sept. 24, 1958. He was employed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation as a supervisor, and retired in 1990. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Henderson. He collected coins and was St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Lou (Goff) Patterson of Henderson; a daughter, Sue Wells (Timmy) of Henderson; three sons, Jeff Patterson (Renee) of Gentry, Ark., Greg Patterson (Teresa) of Lewisburg and Johnny Patterson (Mary) of Henderson; a sister, Nancy Howell (Bobby) of Henderson; a brother, Gary Patterson (Cindy) of Henderson; four grandchildren, Kristi Garner, Brad Wells, Robin Hansen and Christina Rodriguez; and four great-grandchildren, Bri Wells, Caleb Wells, Canden Rodriguez and Allie Rodriguez. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Phillip Mark Patterson; a sister, Shirley Calton; and two brothers, Jack Patterson and Fay Patterson. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 18, 2013

Will Hunt Jan. 14, 1929 – April 11, 2013 Will Lee (Bill) Hunt, 84, passed away April 11, 2013 at his home. Graveside services will be announced later at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Bakersfield, Calif. Arrangements were handled by Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel. He was born in Pharr, Texas, the son of the late David and Agnes Roe Hunt. He graduated from Palos Verde High School in Blythe, Calif. He married Naomi “Judy” Erwin in 1947 and they made their home in Los Angeles where he worked for Goodyear. They lived in several places in California, and after his retirement they made their home on the California coast. They moved to Henderson Sept. 11, 2001 and had made their home near Adamsville since 2007. Mrs. Hunt passed away Dec. 16, 2009. He was a member of the Adamsville Church of Christ and was active in church activities and loved to sing. He also loved to play golf. He is survived by two sons, Gary Hunt (Mary Anne) of Austin, Texas, and Darrell Hunt (Christine) of Selmer; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Al Hunt of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ben Hunt of Laughlin, N.C. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 18, 2013

Wilma Faye Cupples May 23, 1941 – April 15, 2013 Wilma Faye Cupples, 71, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel with Jerry McCorkle officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. She was born in Marked Tree, Ark., the daughter of the late Will and Lessie Lee Boswell Kirby. After her family moved to Tennessee she attended school in Chester County. She married Charles Cupples on Nov. 4, 1960 and they were married for 52 years. She was an active member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church for many years where she served as a Sunday school teacher. For the last several years she was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Finger. She was a wonderful loving wife and mother. She also loved her flowers, her cats, Southern Gospel music and was an avid reader. She is survived by her husband, Charles Cupples of Henderson; a daughter, Lisa Edens (Allen) of Waynesville, Mo.; a son, Marty Cupples of Henderson; a sister, Louise Rhoden of Fla.; and a brother, Lemuel Jackson of Ward, Ark. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Willie Holmes and Geraldine Goff; and a brother, W.L. “Dub” Kirby. The family received friends at Johnson Chapel beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) April 18, 2013

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.

Mount Zion CME Church Fish Fry April 20 Mount Zion CME Church is having a Fish Fry Saturday, April 20 to raise money for their building fund. The Fish Fry will be held beginning at 11 a.m. at 307 Kitchen Dr., at Like-Nu Car Wash.

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.

Women’s Conference 2013 April 26-27 The Women’s Conference 2013 will be held at Beech Springs Baptist Church April 26-27. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 the speaker will be Sister Linda Rainer from Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Jackson, Pastor Charles Rainer. And at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, the speaker will be Blanchie Cox, assistant New Bethel God House of Promise in Bolivar, Pastor Apostle Glendale Messenger.

Estes Church of Christ Ladies’ Day April 27 The Estes Church of Christ invites all ladies to hear Celine Sparks speak on the topic “Happiness is a Choice” at their Ladies’ Day on Saturday, April 27. Sparks, a native of Birmingham, Ala., holds a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Theatre from FreedHardeman University. She is a freelance humorist, contributing editor of humor for Christian Woman magazine, and is the author of “Because I Said So” and a second book, “Whatever Happened to Fried Chicken?”

scheduled for release this fall. She is married to Scotty Sparks who preaches for the Mastin Lake Road church of Christ in Huntsville, Ala. They have four children and serve together as Directors of Operations for North Alabama Christian School, a covering for home schooling families. Sparks also works with Fall Creek Falls summer Bible camp, Freed-Hardeman University’s Horizons leadership program, Polishing the Pulpit Children’s Program, and speaks at a number of ladies’ events and lectureships in the U.S. and beyond. The Ladies’ Day begins with registration and refreshments at 9:00 a.m., and concludes with a lunch provided by the Estes ladies. Free babysitting is available for children five years and younger; bring a sack lunch for each child. The Estes Church of Christ is located at 3505 Hwy. 45 South in Henderson. For more information, www.estes.tn.org or estescoc@gmail.com. You may also find them on Facebook.

Cabo Missionary Baptist Church revival April 28-30 Cabo Missionary Baptist Church is holding their revival Sunday, April 28 through Tuesday, April 30. The meeting times are 6 pm. on Sunday and 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. All are encouraged to attend.

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.

Johnson Crossroads Cemetery Homecoming May 12 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. The grounds crew will begin preparing the cemetery for Homecoming on May 1. Please direct questions or comments to Charles Newsom at 989-9701.


CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bethel Baptist Church 125 State Route 125 – Henderson 731-989-3325 Worship Services: Sunday School Sunday Morning Worship Sunday Evening Worship Wednesday Prayer Meeting

9:45 a.m. 11 a.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

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CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT April 8, 2013 A man reported that he used Turbo Tax to complete his tax return but the check was sent to an old address and someone else had cashed it. Prentice Lee Sims, 31, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked/suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $300 bond. April 10, 2013 Randall Lee Vaughn was issued a citation and charged with simple possession of marijuana. A theft was reported from a home. Several rings were reportedly stolen including a solitaire 14kt. yellow gold engagement ring with a oval diamond stone and a 14kt gold ring guard with two small diamonds on the side that went with it. These were valued at approximately $700. Also missing is a 14kt. white gold wedding ring with six diamonds in it valued at approximately $1,000; a 4kt. yellow gold wedding band with white gold all the way around it with scalloped edges valued at approximately $100; and a 14kt. yellow gold eternity band cubic zirconium with three stones and on the inside of the band it says “celebrate” with a small diamond. Trinity Nichole Chambers, 37, was arrested and charged with driving on a canc e l e d / r evo ke d / s u s pended license. She was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $300 bond. April 11, 2013 A man reported that his wallet had been lost but was returned. He reported this in the event that his identity was stolen. April 12, 2013 A victim reported that unauthorized withdrawals had been made from her bank account in the amount of approximately $920. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT April 9, 2013 3:31 p.m. - 2789 Old Jackson Road, Jones Lumber - water pressure set alarm off. April 11 2013 12:48 a.m. - 270 E. Main - false alarm 3:45 p.m. - 823 E. Main, Eagle Warehouse - water flow alarm 6:28 p.m. - 823 E. Main, Eagle

Warehouse water flow alarm April 15 2013 7:40 a.m. - 110 E. University hair dryer/false alarm CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT April 9, 2013 Gary C. Burton, 47, was arrested and charged with violation of community corrections-misdemeanor. He is held in the Chester County Jail in lieu of a $650 bond. Michael Wayne Puckett, 33, was arrested and charged with violation of community corrections-misdemeanor. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $600 bond. Adrienne Mechell Wilkerson, 33, was arrested and charged with driving on a canc e l e d / r evo ke d / s u s pended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $300 bond. Kenneth Llyod Workman, 48, was arrested and charged with violation of community correctionsmisdemeanor. He is held in the Chester County Jail in lieu of a $1,000 bond. April 10, 2013 Ricky Dean Box, 42, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County Jail on his own recognizance. Phillip Ray Smith, 26, was arrested and charged with rape of a child. He is held in the Chester County Jail. No bond had been set at this time. April 11, 2013 Brian Christopher Lawler, 41, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $1,000 bond. April 12, 2013 M i c h a e l Birmingham, 44, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and aggravated assault. He is held in the Chester County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond. Preston Lane Gray, 23, was arrested and charged with simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $1,250 bond. Anthony Mosier, 47, was arrested and charged with violation of community corrections-felony. He was released from the Chester County Jail on

his own recognizance. Bryan Edward Rowell, 27, was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault, vandalism and theft under $500. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $10,000 bond. April 14, 2013 Casey Bustamante, 28, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked/suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $300 bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT April 13, 2013 12:34 a.m. - Pickett and Sweetlips Road Sweetlips responded to a grass fire. April 14, 2013 6:21 p.m. - 545 Laurel Hill Road - Station One responded to a care fire. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD CHESTER COUNTY No reports. GENERAL SESSIONS COURT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT April 9, 2013 An Order of Nolle Prosequi without prejudice was entered by the Court in the case of State of Tennessee vs. Elfrin Beard as to the counts of sexual battery by an authority figure. Robert Earl Galvin was found guilty of count 1 and 2 possession of cocaine less than 0.5 grams with intent to sell. He was sentenced to 8 years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections with standard 30 percent release eligibility and credit for time served. He was also ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $2,000 and court costs to be paid by the Defendant. This sentence is to run consecutive to Pulaski County (Arkansas) circuit 94789 and New Madrid (Missouri) circuit 10NM-CR-00053-01. Total sentence is 8 years to serve in TDOC. Counts 1 and 2 merge. Counts 3 and 4 merge. Robert Earl Galvin was found guilty of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was sentenced to 2 years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections with standard 30 percent release eligibility to run concurrent with all counts and to run consecutive to Pulaski County (Arkansas) cir-

cuit 94-789 and New Madrid (Missouri) circuit 10NM-CR-00053-01. The Defendant is to pay a fine in the amount of $2,000 and court costs to be paid by the Defendant. Robert Earl Galvin was found guilty of count 5 possession of drug paraphernalia and sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in the Chester County Jail with a minimum service prior to eligibility for work release, furlough, trusty status and rehabilitative programs at 75 percent and to run concurrent with all counts and consecutive to Pulaski County (Arkansas) circuit 94789 and New Madrid (Missouri) Circuit 10NM-CR-00053-01. Defendant was also ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $150 and court costs to be paid by the Defendant. Robert Earl Galvin was found guilty of criminal impersonation and sentenced to six months in the Chester County Jail with minimum service prior to eligibility for work release, furlough, trusty status and rehabilitative programs at 75 percent to run concurrent with all counts and to run consecutive to Pulaski County (Arkansas) circuit court 94-789 and New Madrid (Missouri) circuit 10NM-CR-00053-01. Defendant is to pay court costs. April 11, 2013 Thomas Burl Ivy Jr. was found guilty of DUI and was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days supervised probation with minimum service prior to eligibility for work released, furlough, trusty status and rehabilitative programs at 100 percent and credit for time served. He was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $350 and court costs. Defendant is to serve 5 days, day for day. Defendant is to be supervised by M i s d e m e a n o r C o m m u n i t y Corrections and must complete a minimum of 8 hours of community service work per month. Defendant must submit to random drug and alcohol screens, must complete the DUI Safety School, must attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving victim impact panel and must submit to an alcohol and drug assessment and follow any recommendations of treatment. Defendant’s driving privileges are revoked for one year. Thomas Burl Ivy Jr.’s charges of speeding and felony evading arrest were dismissed.

THP announces enforcement plans The Tennessee Highway Patrol has announced its April Enforcement Plans with the scheduling of

two checkpoints in the county. From 7-8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, THP will conduct a Driver’s

License Checkpoint at the intersection of Old Jacks Creek Road and Talley Store Road. Also, from 11 p.m. until mid-

night on April 26, the THP will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint at the intersection of Hwy 100 East and Hwy 22A.


CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 18, 2013

Democrats select new officers

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The Executive Committee of the Chester County Democratic Party recently selected new officers. They are: Chair, Rick Rickard; Vice-Chair, Phil Butler; Secretary, Gloria Holliday; and Treasurer, Jill Faulkner. Plans were made to award $1,000 college scholarships to two graduating Chester County High School seniors.

Television Listings, April 18-24

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Board to rebid Sportsplex; Honor Scholar Program approved By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

Out of 16 bids submitted for Chester County school system’s East Chester Sportsplex, only one remained when the school board met to discuss the project on April 11. Board members were disappointed in the results, and they all agreed that the single bid was higher than anticipated. Architect Jimmy Anderson offered several solutions for cutting costs, and the concensus amongst the board members was to rebid the project and combine it with upcoming renovations of East Chester Elementary. “I don’t like that we only have one bid,” board member Dwight Bingham said. The board originally hoped that the sportsplex would be operational by August, and rebidding the project along with the East Chester project would likely cause delays in completion of the sportsplex. However, board members felt that renovations to the school are more pressing. “It’s more important that East Chester be

completed,” Samuel Jones said. “August 15 is not set in stone for this [the sportsplex].” Board members hope that more building opportunities will attract more contractors and provide a larger pool from which to select the contractor to complete both jobs. Chairman Bob Moore suggested also talking with contractors who retracted their bids to see what concerned them about the project. The bids will close on May 8. Board members also approved the five-year plan, textbook adoption, new board policies, the emergency plan and athletic practice during the school day. Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year newly enrolled Kindergarten students must be 5-years-old by Aug. 31, 2013. For the 2014-2015 school year, Kindergarteners must be 5-years-old by Aug. 15, 2014. The previous cut-off date was September 30. The new policy will grandfather in children who have attended preKindergarten, and parents can petition the school system in which case students must pass the Briggance test, Early

Literacy or pass an IQ test to be allowed to enter Kindergarten early. The policy also states that students must attend Kindergarten to enroll in first-grade. Board members voted to postpone a discussion of out of county tuition prices until the board can study tax increases to ensure that the tuition is in sync with property tax percentages. Once the votes were complete, Wendy Bennett, a teacher at Chester County High School led a delegation along with student council members Rebecca Reddinger and Karina Bogard to petition the board to begin an Honor Scholar Program, which would provide weight to honor, advanced placement and dual-enrollment classes taken during high school. “It has been widely thought by faculty, staff and students at CCHS that the current form of recognition [of the Top 10 Percent] is not advantageous to the majority of our students,” states the proposal. “Some students refrain from choosing the more rigorous classes because they know that those

rigorous classes could decrease their likelihood of making the Top 10 Percent. We have many hardworking, excellent students excluded from the Top 10 Percent by a matter of one hundredth of a point because their GPAs were slightly lowered by the choice of taking one or more rigorous classes.” The proposal calls for replacing the Top 10 Percent with an Honor Scholar Program, which would reward students for taking more challenging classes and reduce the competitiveness surrounding GPAs. “Every year I have students who end up not in the Top 10 Percent because they took my anatomy class,” Bennett said, referring to one of the upper level science courses offered at CCHS. Reddinger stated that she has taken more challenging classes each semester, but she is in the Top 20 percent rather than the Top 10 percent because many students chose easier courses that boost their GPA. Seven units approved as honor classes would be required for the Honor Scholar Program. Those would include,

but not be limited to pre-calculus, calculus, dual credit statistics, dual credit anatomy and physiology, anatomy and physiology, AP biology, physics, Honors English I, II and III, Advanced Placement English, dual credit English, dual credit history, advanced placement music theory and harmony, and one vocational class per upper level “elective focus” area such as: criminal justice III; nursing education; Power, Structure and

Technical Systems; maintenance/light repair IV; and administrative management systems or accounting II. To qualify for the Honor Scholar Program students would also need a 3.5 GPA or a composite ACT score of 25 as well as attendance of 95 percent each year. The board approved the Honor Scholar Program, which will be instituted with the Senior Class of 2017 (the incoming freshmen for 2013-2014).

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

2013 Relay Roster 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.

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, at 7:15 a.m. registration starts; at 8 a.m.5K begins; and at 8:05 a.m. the 1 Mile Fun Walk begins. 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 6081681 or email MendiMoore@yahoo.com.

“Pork Done Right” on sale April 19

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.

“Racing For A Cure” April 27 “Racing For A Cure” presents a horse show benefitting Relay For Life at noon on Saturday, April 27. The event will take place at Henderson Arena. Twenty-four show classes will be available, and the competition fee is $5 per horse for each event (with the exception of 3-D barrels). Admission is $5 per person, and proceeds will be donated to Relay For Life. For more information, contact Sheila Venable at 879-0997 or Ryan Harris at 549-5653.

Survivors’ Dinner is May 2 All cancer survivors and one caregiver per person are invited to dinner and entertainment in their honor at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at Henderson Church of Christ, 240 White Ave.

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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 contest deadline to submit photos is April 17.

Grilled hamburger/hotdog Lunch is May 3

The annual hamburger and hotdog lunch hosted by the City of Henderson will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3, in the north parking lot of the City Hall. Lunches are $5 each.

Relay For Life yard sale at

Solid Waste Depart. 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. Children’s 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. Tickets are $5 each. See any Lion member for tickets.

TAKE US on vacation Chester Countians are now planning exciting destinations around the globe. When you take your trip this summer, be sure to Take Us With You. Just take along a copy of the Chester County Independent, and have your photo taken as you read the paper on the beach, or in front of a well-known landmark (similar to the photo above). Then submit the photo to the newspaper and we’ll publish it in a special edition next fall. You can also win prizes. For more information, call the Independent at 989-4624.


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CCHS students will perform “Seussical: The Musical”

Rubbing the lamp did the trick as Chi Beta Chi’s “A Royal Wish” was granted second place.

Chester County High School’s theater department will present “Seussical: The Musical” at 7 p.m. on April 25 – 27 at William’s Auditorium. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. “Suessical: The Musical” is based on the book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, with music by Flaherty and lyrics by Ahrens. It was co-conceived by Eric Idle and based on the works of Dr. Seuss. The cast is as follows: Cat in the Hat - Ethan McLaughlin JoJo - Josh Sells Horton - Zakkeus Bonds Gertrude - Morgan Jones Mayzie - Rebecca Schucker

Ducheny, Sarah Sells, Oliver Smith, Hannah Richardson Jungle People Destiny Vincent, Taylor B u r t o n ,

Sour Kangaroo Iesha Sims Mr. Mayor - Landon Butler Mrs. Mayor Christine Guymon General - Ben Fuller Bird Girls - Houston Holdren, Mary Emilee Lussier, Caitlyn Sanchez Wi c k e r s h a m Brothers - Charleston Croom, William Kyles, Samuel Sides Cadets - Aubrey Buttrum, Sarah

Robin Hill, Hannah Chasteen, Grace Young, Jasmine Cobb WhoVille People Anna Bell, Hannah Gaters, Amber Jones, Andrew McNeil, Alyssa Showers, Macy Sumler Cindy Lou-Who Caitlyn Patterson Ricky Mitchell directs the performance. For more information, contact Chester County High School at 989-8125.

Nichols guilty of aggravated burglary and theft Terry Nichols plead guilty on Thursday to count one aggravated burglary and count two theft of property over the value of $1,000. He was sentenced to five years for

count one and four years for count two to be served concurrently in the Tennessee Department of Corrections. His total effective sentence is five years with a

release eligibility of 30 percent. He was also ordered to pay $650 in restitution and court costs. Nichols will receive credit for time served.

Kids photo contest concluding The annual Kids in the Country photo contest concluded with the deadline Wednesday, April 17. However, photos of your children up to age 18 depicting life in the country may still be submitted for

There were “No Strings Attached” to Phi Kappa Alpha’s third place award in the sweepstakes competition.

Gamma Tau Omega got into the spirit with their musical number and was awarded the “Spirit of Makin’ Music” award.

Brian Lawler charged with DUI Brian Christopher Lawler, address listed as Middleton, was arrested by Henderson Police April 11 and charged with driving under the influence, and disobeying a stop sign. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond. According to the report, Lawler was stopped by officers after he was observed not coming to a com-

plete stop at the intersection of Main and Church. He mentioned to officers that he was on two prescription medicines. However, later test results indicated Lawler had a .146 g/210L blood alcohol content, just less than twice the legal limit. Lawler is a professional wrestling who goes by the name Brian Christopher. He performed in Henderson

BRIAN CHRISTOPHER LAWLER March 8 in a benefit match at Chester County High School.

publication through Friday, April 19, but will not be eligible for the cash awards. Prizes winners will be announced, and the photos published in a special section in the Chester County

Independent April 25. Entries should be submitted to the First Farmers Co-op, 1013 East Main St., Henderson. Please include the name and address with the photo.


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Open House slated at re-built Pinson School By James A. Webb Editor

Many Chester Countians “whiz” through Pinson each day on Hwy 45 headed to jobs, restaurants and entertainment in Jackson. They’ve seen few changes over the years to the little town that features an artesian well that continues to spew its free waters to anyone needing refreshment. Yet one change that has occurred over the last few years is not very noticeable, that is unless you come inside. The old Pinson School, not the new shiny replacement, South Elementary that opened north of Pinson in 1990, but its p re d e c e s s o r that opened nearly a century ago, has undergone a restoration that captures and commemorates the history and culture of the community. And all are invited to its unveiling when an open house which is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 21. “We just want all to come and see what the

community of Pinson has done,” said Jerry Ellis, one of the leaders of the effort. The history of the school is rich, including many Chester Countians having walked its halls as students. On March 11, 1923, a tornado destroyed the previous Pinson School, and it was rebuilt, opening in fall of 1925. A gym was added in 1937, built mostly with community donations, plus an addition was added in 1951 including indoor restrooms which were a luxury for a rural school at that time.

school students from Pinson and Bemis. The elementary grades remained at Pinson, closing for good in 1992. In the 1980s, the gym was demolished. According to Ellis, the school building remained vacant for the next few years and fell into disrepair. In 1994, fearing they might lose a community landmark, the Pinson Ruritan Club was asked to take over the building, getting a 20-year lease from county. The club, along with help from the county, maintained the building for several years thereafter. T h e front portion of the Open House 1925 structure began Renovated/Rebuilt to deterioPinson School rate fur2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 21 ther, and it Admission Free! became clear that drastic However, a wave of measures would have consolidation of to be taken. The schools occurred in Ruritan Club began post-WWII America, negotiations with and Madison County Madison County, soon followed with the which sold the buildopening of South Side ing and five acres to High School which the Club. The front merged the high portion of the building

Burse, former Henderson resident, named director of Kentucky agency The board of directors of New Pathways for Children in Melber, Ky. has named Dr. Ricky Burse as the new Executive Director. He began his duties on April 1. New Pathways for Children is a residential treatment program for youth who need out-of-home services for various reasons. The agency currently serves 27 boys and 12 girls. It is a non-profit faith-based program that dates back to 1989. It is supported by Churches of Christ primarily in western Kentucky, west Tennessee, southern Illinois, and southeast Missouri. Burse, a resident of Dyersburg, is the former pulpit minister for the West Dyersburg Church of Christ. He has also served as pulpit minister for churches in Crossville and Troy. Burse has a bachelor of arts in business and a master of ministry from FreedHardeman University in Henderson, and a master of divinity and a doctor of ministry from Harding School of Theology in Memphis. He is married to the former Kim Gilliam, daughter of Larry and Junie Gilliam of Henderson. They have two children, Dr. Jessica Burse Todd (Brandon) of Memphis and Jordon Glen Burse of Nashville. Burse is the son of Glen and Delores Tate Burse of Dyersburg and the grandson of Reba Tate and the late Till Tate and Ruby Burse and the late V. W. Burse, all of Ridgely.

RICKY BURSE

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

The public is invited and encouraged to attend an Open House from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the recently renovated and rebuilt Pinson School. was not salvageable and was immediately taken down and restoration began on the remainder. “We did almost the impossible,” said Ellis. “We cut it in two. We saved the part that we could. We saved all of the part built in 1951 and a portion of the part built in 1925.” The building is now ready for the unveiling. Ellis said the most striking element of the renovation is a 18foot mural on the back wall of the auditorium, in the 1925 portion of the building. Painted by Joe

McCormick, a member of the last graduating class of the Pinson High School in 1956, the mural is eight-feet in height and tells the history of the school and community. “Some people have the ability to tell a story with God-given ability,” exclaimed Ellis. “I just sit back and marvel at it.” He said 93 different individuals from the community are portrayed in the mural. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Pinson Ruritan Club, Ellis, a former Ruritan national presi-

dent, encourages your participation. Ruritan clubs are service clubs, modeled similar to Rotary Clubs, but designed for smaller communities. The Pinson Club was charted in 1964 and membership has remained steady at about 26 members for many years. Current officers of the club are James Mayo, president; Teresa Eubanks, vice president; and Jerry Newman, secretary. They meet at 6:30 p.m. every Monday night, and meetings now take place at the school.

“Roving Reporter” – NEW CCI feature The Chester County Independent is implementing a new feature for our readers, the “Roving Reporter.” This reporter will be “Roving” for one hour every Monday, perhaps outside a grocery store, the post office, a business in town, anywhere really, to ask your thoughts on one specific question each week, with several replies selected to be printed in the following Thursday’s newspaper. The question the “Roving Reporter” is going to ask will be provided the week before at the end of this article, so should you run into the “Roving Reporter” Monday, you will have had time to think about your answer. We will try to ask all age groups the same question. Our goal in instituting this feature is to per-

sonally talk to you, the public, obtaining your opinions on questions of interest to us all. We are, after all, a community; and community spirit is strengthened by communication and understanding. The “Roving Reporter” is another of Chester County Independent’s efforts to provide timely, interesting and pertinent local information to our readers. If you happen to see the “Roving Reporter” on Monday, and are asked to contribute your response, provide short and to the point replies, so that several varied responses can be given. (You can choose that your name be withheld if you like.) All responses will be recorded for reporting accuracy. Responses to our questions will not be considered for publi-

cation by any means other than giving a verbal reply directly to the “Roving Reporter.” We hope this new feature will be something you will look forward to and enjoy reading each week. Perhaps you will even look for the “Roving Reporter” Monday to share your answer. If you have a question you would like the “Roving Reporter” to ask Chester Countians, email it to JPatterson@ChesterCountyI ndependent.com. The question this coming Monday’s “Roving Reporter” will ask is: “What do you think is THE most important in order to be happy?” Look for this article next week and read some of the comments given to our “Roving Reporter.”


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Chamber Golf Tourney scheduled 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. The event begins with lunch at noon. Team and hole sponsorships are $325 for a four-man team which includes lunch, greens fees, cart rental and hole sponsorship with company logo. A four-man team may enter for $275. Hole sponsorship alone is $75. For more information, contact the Chamber at 989-5222, or email info@chestercountychamber.com

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Eaglettes reside in first place Chester County won two district softball games last week to remain unbeaten in District 14-AA play. CCHS defeated South

Side twice, but in between fell to perennial power Trinity Christian. April 8 at Eaglette Field, CCHS used a

five-run second inning and 10 strikeouts by Sammie Jo Ivy to beat South Side 7-3. Ivy scattered seven hits to get the victory.

Youth Soccer registration scheduled April 27 Chester County Youth Soccer is having registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at Gene Record Park on North Church Ave. In case of rain, the event will be held at Chester County Junior High. Cost to play is $45 per child with a $100 maximum per family. A new program is being offered this year for ages 3 and 4 called Tiny Toes. Cost for this program is $20. For more information, go on facebook at Chester County TN Youth Soccer.

Special spring BRAT Ride scheduled April 19-20 Tennessee State Parks' Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee will hold a special Spring Ride April 19-20, 2013. Originating at Paris Landing State Park, the Spring Ride will show the best of what the Western Tennessee River has to offer from the vantage point of a bicycle seat. The 2013 Spring Ride will include a mix of both family-friendly and challenging routes, allowing riders to experience the beauty of the river valley. Daily routes range from 55-65 miles, with options for everyone from families to more experienced riders. Registration is required by April 12 and no on-site registration will be available. The cost for the ride is $100 per adult for the two-day ride and $50 for single-day riders. Children six and under ride free. The registration fee includes a hot shower, food and a fully supported route – providing assistance and transportation for those riders that encounter problems or those that simply can’t complete that day’s mileage. Inn rooms at Paris Landing are available at an additional cost and reservations can be made through the park. For registration information or more details about the 2013 Spring Ride, visit the "Spring Ride" section at www.thebrat.org.

Youth Town Jackson golf tournament slated May 6 The Youth Town of Tennessee Jim Jackson Classic, sponsored by CarSmart of Memphis, will be on Monday May 6, at the Jackson Golf and Country Club. Flights begin at 8 a.m. and at 1 p.m., with lunch at noon for this fundraiser to help young men battle addiction. The tournament will be named in honor of Jim Jackson, a retired treasury agent. He is author of a book that discusses his journey with Parkinson’s disease, When I Get to Heaven the Only Thing Shaking Will Be Elvis, and serves as a Youth Town mentor at Power Hour every Monday morning.

Photo by Tammy Lott, Independent

Jana Frye stands ready at the plate, eventually smacking a hit to score two runs against South Side.

Chester County’s second inning began with a one-out triple by Presley Robinson. Two walks followed before Jana Frye drove in two runs with single, followed by an RBI-double by Ivy. Another walk came ahead of a two-RBI single by Katelyn Faulkner. The Eaglettes added two insurance runs in the fifth. Cynthia Beene led off the frame with a single and gave way to Brooklyn Davidson as a pinch-runner. Robinson then tripled home a run, her third hit of the game. Davidson came home on a ground out RBI from Madison McCaskill. South Side’s two runs in the seventh included a home run from K. James. Trinity run-ruled the Eaglettes April 9, 11-1. Chester County had two hits from Elantra Cox, one by See CCHS, Page 3-B

Pipkin, Fitzgerald get Halls of Fame selection Chester County High School girls’ basketball coach Lee Pipkin has been selected for induction into the Carroll County Hall of Fame. The banquet takes place at 6 p.m. May 4 at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon. Pipkin played high school basketball at Hollow Rock–Bruceton Central, and later at Union University in Jackson where the Lady

Bulldogs finished runners-up in the NAIA national tournament her senior season. At Chester County, Pipkin has led the Eaglettes to the high school state tournament three times, including the 2005 TSSAA Class AA state championship. Also, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, the late Sandra Lewis Fitzgerald, a 1995 graduate of Chester County High School, will be inducted into

the Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame. Fitzgerald played collegiately at Union University and held the women’s basketball alltime scoring record for many years. Fitzgerald later coached high school basketball at Jackson Central Merry High School, leading the Lady Cougars to the 1996 TSSAA Girls Basketball State Championship for Class AAA.

Lofty hitting wins three for Eagles Chester County averaged more than nine runs per game over five baseball contests last week, but came away with only three victories. The Eagles head into the home stretch of the regular season with a record of 15-6-1 and still in the hunt for a top seed in the district tournament.

April 9 in Henderson, CCHS pounded Hardin County 14-4. Trailing 2-1 in the fourth inning, the Eagles mounted a four-run attack, adding three more in the fifth and six in the sixth frame to end the contest by mercy rule. Zach Phillips went three for three with an RBI and scored

twice. Berry had two hits and drove in one run. Taylor Thomas had four RBIs, two coming in the sixth inning, and two others without benefit of a hit. CCHS benefitted from five Walks, four hit batters, and five Hardin County errors. Brady Clark got the victory, See EAGLES, Page 3-B

Mid-South Youth Camp plans fishing rodeo The 17th Annual Mid-South Youth Camp Youth Fishing Rodeo is set for 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, according to camp director Frank Bradford. Young fishermen will be divided into three age categories: 5-8; 9-12; and 13-16. Cash prizes will be awarded in each age group for the highest overall weight caught: 1st - $150; 2nd - $125; 3rd -$100; and 4th - $50. In addition, a $50 prize for the biggest fish caught will be awarded in each age group. Entry fee for the event is $15 per child and each may use up to two rods. For additional information, contact Bradford at 435-0177.

Photo by Tammy Lott, Independent

Zach Phillips, left, hit one home run and Taylor Thomas, right, hit a pair in the Chester County Eagles’ loss Friday to Waverly.


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Generals open five-game series Saturday, Miller, Noesi get League honors The Jackson Generals duo of infielder Brad Miller, and righthanded pitcher Hector Noesi have swept the first Southern League weekly awards of the season. Miller was named the Southern League Hitter of the Week and Noesi the Southern League Pitcher of the Week. Miller, 23, has hit safely in six of the first 10 games this season with four multi-hit games, batting .389 (14 for 36) with nine runs scored, two doubles, one triple, two home runs and four RBI. He has recorded three consecutive multi-run games and currently leads the Generals with nine runs scored. Miller ranks tied for second in the league with a .389 average and leads the league in slugging percentage (.667), total bases (24) and is tied for first with 14 hits. Miller, from Windermere, Fla. was drafted by the Mariners in the second round of the 2011 draft out of

Clemson. Noesi, 26, made two starts for the Generals and has a 1-0 record, with a 0.00 ERA, not allowing a run on five hits, in 11.0 innings pitched. Noesi ranks second on the team with 12 strikeouts. He earned his first win of the season during the Generals 4-2 win in game two of the doubleheader against Montgomery. The righty Esperanza, DR, has pitched in 52 Major League games for the Mariners and Yankees. On Jan. 23, 2012. he was traded by the New York Yankees with Jesus Montero to the Seattle Mariners for Jose Campos and Michael Pineda. Monday Noesi was promoted to Class AAA Tacoma. The Generals begin a five-game home series with Pensacola at 6:05 p.m. Saturday night that includes post-game fireworks. Generals’ games are on the radio at WBFG, 96.5.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

The Jackson Generals second baseman Jack Marder takes a hit from the Montgomery baserunner but completes the doubleplay during the second game of a doubleheader in Jackson Friday.

Lions stay hot, sweep BM, drop No. 12 Cumberland

Weaver hits target with indoor championship Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

A Chester County youth recently won the National Field Archery Association Indoor Championship for his age division. Matt Weaver, 7, won the title during the event held Feb. 15-17 at Jackson. Coached by his grandfather Ricky Weaver, Matt Weaver has only been shooting about one year. He is a member of the Southwest Tennessee Archery Association that has a range near Finger. He also has finished first in two outdoor competitions including one held recently near Greenfield.

Mackey, Creighton sweep league baseball awards The Freed-Hardeman University Lions used a road sweep of Blue Mountain to sweep this week's TranSouth Conference baseball awards. Justin Mackey earned his second Player of the Week honor of the 2013 season, while teammate Dan Creighton grabbed the Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time as well. Mackey, a 6-foot-1 senior centerfielder from Sand Rock, Ala., posted a batting average of .600 in a 5-0 week for the Lions. He had at least two hits and one run scored in each of his teams’ games, driving in seven runs on the week with a homer and a double as well. He drove in four runs in the Lions’ 10-9 win over NCAA D-II Union University on Tuesday, adding two more RBIs against No. 12 Cumberland University on Sunday. He also ran his current hitting streak to 15 games, and he has hit safely in 29 of his last 30 contests this season. Creighton, a 6-foot-3 junior left-hander from Decatur, Ala., bounced back from his first no-decision of the season with a strong outing in a conference win at Blue Mountain on Saturday. Creighton scattered seven hits and a walk over a seven inning complete game, yielding only one earned run in a 2-1 win over the Toppers. Creighton is now 7-0 on the season in eight starts, with a miniscule 1.61 ERA. He ranks in the top 50 nationally in the NAIA in six categories and is currently in the top 25 in the NAIA in ERA and in Total Earned Runs Allowed.

The No. 18 FreedHardeman Lions won their fifth straight game, getting a 7-4 win over No. 12 C u m b e r l a n d University on Sunday afternoon at Carnes Field. FHU hosted LeMoyne-Owen in a d o u bl e h e a d e r Wednesday, before also hosting Bethel in a key TranSouth Conference series with a single game at 5 p.m. Friday and a noon doubleheader Saturday. They close the home schedule at 5 p.m. April 23 hosting North Alabama. The Lions (35-6-1) did the majority of their damage in the middle innings, taking the lead after scoring four times in the sixth. Cumberland got runs in the second and third innings off of FHU starter Greg Young, but Young (3-1) held the Bulldogs in check over the next three innings. Jake Todd's RBI single in the fourth put the Lions on the board, and Joe Mike's RBI sin-

gle in the fifth tied the game at 2-2. Mike and Justin Mackey both followed with two-run, two-out singles in the sixth inning to give FHU the lead. CU got one run back in the seventh after Young gave up a pair of leadoff walks and was relieved by Eric Tompkins who allowed a double to the first batter he faced, but the Bulldogs' Chris Hall was cut down at home trying to score from first. Tompkins then retired the next two batters to limit the threat. Garrett Ferguson drew a bases-loaded walk in the eight to give FHU an extra insurance run, and Drew Suttles closed out the game in the ninth after relieving Joe Creasy with the bases loaded. It was his fifth save of the year. Mackey went 3-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. Mike and Bobby Seda both had two hits while Mike had three RBIs.

Complete series sweep Dan Creighton bounced back from a rough outing to win a pitchers' duel Saturday before the Lions used another big first inning to complete the three-game sweep. The wins helped the Lions stay two and half games behind Bethel, which remained unbeaten in conference play after a threegame sweep of MidContinent. Creighton (7-0) was back to form after allowing a season-high six runs last weekend, shutting down the Toppers on seven hits in tossing his fourth complete game of the season. BMC took the early lead with its lone run coming in the first inning. Ferguson tied the game leading off the top of the second with a solo homerun, his sixth of the year, and Seda drove in the go-ahead run one inning later with a See LIONS, Page 3-B

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FHU softball sweeps Mid-Continent Sarah Elizabeth Cousar tossed 12 straight scoreless innings, allowed a combined six hits and struck out 25 total batters as the Lady Lions (22-6, 10-6) took both ends of a softball twinbill with MidContinent by scores of 3-0 and 9-1 (6 innings), April 10. In the opener, Cousar (18-2) fanned a career-high 15 batters and the Lady Lions scored all three of their runs with two outs, the last two coming on errors by the

Cougars. FHU took the lead in the third inning on a double by Amber Vansandt and added runs in the fourth and sixth innings. The opportunity was there to do more damage but the Lady Lions stranded 11 runners in the contest. Freed-Hardeman took better advantage of its scoring chances in the second game, blowing it open with a five-run third. The inning was capped by Kamara Trice's basesloaded double with two

outs. Summer Cole's two-out, two-run double in the sixth moved gave the Lady Lions a 9-0 lead. Mid-Continent (6-22, 3-11) didn't score until its final at-bat, aided by two FHU errors that led to an unearned run against Cousar. Bailey Morgan had a big day at the plate, going a combined fourfor-seven in the two games with two runs and two RBIs. Natalie Nelson went two-fortwo in the second game and drew two walks to reach base in all four of her plate appearances. The FreedHardeman Lady Lions swept the season's seventh TranSouth Conference weekly softball honors as Sarah Elizabeth Cousar was named pitcher of the week and Mercedes Norfork was named player of the week. Cousar, a junior from Covington, con-

tinued her dominance of the award winning it for the seventh time in as many weeks. She went 2-0 in the circle with a pair of conference wins over Martin Methodist College including her fifth shutout of the season. Norfork, a senior shortstop from Ripley, went six-for-seven for the week with five RBIs. She went twofor-three in the opener against the RedHawks and drove in the lone run in a 1-0 win for FHU. She followed with a four-for-four performance and four RBIs, finishing the double header with six consecutive hits. Despite the two wins against no losses for the week, FreedHardeman dropped one spot in the newest NAIA coaches poll to No. 22. The Lady Lions currently sit atop the TranSouth Conference with a perfect 8-0 record and are 20-6 overall.

home with McNairy Central earlier this week. They face Middleton at 4:30 p.m. today, Thursday, in

Middleton, and have yet another rematch with Hardin County in Savannah at 4 p.m. April 24.

FHU sweeps

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Sarah Elizabeth Cousar, left, and Mercedes Norfolk of Freed-Hardeman University are the TranSouth Conference women’s softball players of the week.

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Eagles throwing six innings and scattering 10 hits with two Ks. The next day at Adamsville was a bit different story, as Hardin County started strong offensively to win 8-2 in the opening round of the Independent-Appeal Baseball Classic. CCHS was limited to seven hits, and only one for extra bases, a second inning double by McPherson. However, the Eagles followed up the defeat by immediately crushing the host Adamsville Cardinals 17-0 in only three innings, with Brandon Berry and Mason Connor teaming up to limit the Cards to only two hits. Offensively, CCHS got only six hits, led by two from Hunter Denbow. Last Friday, the tournament continued with CCHS falling to

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Lions two-out double. Mike was cut down at the plate trying to score from first on the play, but that didn't come back to haunt FHU. Creighton worked out of a pair of jams in the fourth and sixth innings, stranding two Toppers each time. In the finale, FreedHardeman tried to repeat its first-inning outburst from yesterday when it scored 10 times before BMC came to the plate. The Lions crossed the plate six times in the first giving starter Ryan Wood plenty to work with. FHU scored two more in the third before blowing the game open in the sixth scoring seven times. Ferguson and Kyle Dearing both had tworun doubles in the sixth. Wood improved to 51 on the season with the win, allowing three runs - one earned - in sixth innings of work while

Waverly Central 6-4. Denbow came to the plate in the seventh representing the tying run, but grounded into a 6-4-3 twin-killing. Taylor Thomas was the hitting star for the Eagles with two home runs, and Phillips added a home run of his own. Thomas and Malcolm Tipler handled the pitching chores for CCHS, giving up a total seven hits to go with six strikeouts. Chester County got a measure of consolation in the tournament with a 9-3 victory late Friday over Bolivar Central. CCHS scored three in the first inning, and two in the second. They scored in each frame but the third. Berry’s two-run homer in the second was part of a four-hit game for the senior. Denbow had three hits and an RBI. Heath Graves and McPherson also had two hits each. The Eagles played two district games at fanning six. Mark Malone allowed one run on one hit as he pitched in relief in the seventh. Mackey had two hits in both ends of the double-header, extending his hitting streak to 14 games. Mike and Ferguson each had two hits in game one, while Seda and Todd had two hits in game two. Lincoln Lakoff was also a perfect three-forthree at the plate in the finale.

Ten-run first in opener

FHU exploded for 10 runs in the first inning of the series opener, all coming with two outs, and cruised to a seriesopening 13-3 win. Mike's single started the two-out rally as the Lions saw 10 straight runners reach base. Mike, Todd and Dearing all had tworun hits for FHU (32-61, 3-1) with Mike's double capping off the inning. Chris Hatfield (6-2) went the distance to pick up the win, allowing three runs - two earned - on seven hits while striking out six.

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CCHS Ivy, and another from McCaskill. Trinity’s Amanda Bond had four hits and scored three times. CCHS retaliated with a run-ruled win of their own, a 12-2 victory Monday over South Side in Jackson. Beth Blackstock had four hits, two RBIs,

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and scored two runs. Katelyn Faulkner had three hits and three runs batted in to go with three hits, three runs scored and two driven in by Cox. Changes in the Chester County schedule include a home game at 5 p.m. Thursday with Liberty Tech, and road game against the Lady Crusaders April 24. Friday of this week CCHS hosts Riverside.

Photo by Tammy Lott, Independent

Senior Tamacha Couch leads off base while pinch-running for the Eaglettes April 8. CCHS is now in the home stretch of its softball schedule, hosting Liberty Thursday, Riverside Friday, and Hardin County Monday.

Golf Tournaments Date April 26 May 6 May 30

Event Hend./CC Chamber Youth Town-Jim Jackson Future Choices

Time 1 p.m 8 a.m. TBA

Location Woodland Hills

Jackson Pickwick

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

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

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

Location Henderson Henderson Henderson Henderson Pulaski Pulaski

Freed-Hardeman Softball

Photo by Tammy Lott, Independent

Kurt LeCornu makes a defensive play for Chester County in the Independent-Appeal Tournament in McNairy County. Justin Mackey extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single in the first inning. He has now hit safely in 28 of his last 29 outings. Mike went three-forfive with four RBIs while Mackey, Ryan Huber, Ferguson and Ryan Grigaitis all had two hits each.

Lions handle old rival

The Lions scored six runs in the last three innings, overcoming a five-run deficit to earn a 10-9 win over NCAA Division II Union University on April 9 at Carnes Field. Earlier in the day, the Lions (31-6-1) moved up one spot to No. 18 in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll and bounced back from a slow start to sweep the season series from the Bulldogs, a former member of the T r a n S o u t h Conference. Hits were plentiful for both teams, and more so for Union early on. The Bulldogs had 10 hits in the first four innings as they built an 8-3 lead

and chased FHU starter Ryan Fares with one out in the f o u r t h . To m p k i n s entered in relief but the inning was extended by a pair of errors in the Lions' middle infield. In the seventh, Union held a 9-4 edge heading into the home half of the inning. Ferguson delivered a two-out, two-run home run to get the Lions within three. One inning later, FHU tied the game with a threerun eighth highlighted by Mackey's two-run single. In the ninth, Seda and Lakoff hit back-toback singles. Jake Todd laid down a perfect bunt down the third base line, but in a bang-bang play at first, the ball deflected off the glove of Union first baseman Jim Martin and got into the grass in right field. That allowed Mark Salisbury, pinch-running for Seda, to score the winning run from second. Suttles (3-0) picked up the win after throwing 1-2/3 scoreless innings.

Date Apr. 18 Apr. 20 Apr. 23 Apr. 27

Opponent Place Bethel (2) McKenzie Lyon (2) Batesville, Ark. Williams Bapt. (2) Henderson Martin Meth. (2) Henderson

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

Chester County High Baseball Date Apr. 18 Apr. 24 Apr. 25 Apr. 26

Opponent Middleton Hardin County Scotts Hill Middleton

Time 4:30 4:00 4:30 4:30

Location Middleton Savannah Scotts Hill Eagle Field

Chester County High Softball Date Apr. 18 Apr. 19 Apr. 22 Apr. 23 Apr. 24 Apr. 26 Apr. 29 Apr. 30

Opponent Liberty Tech Riverside Hardin County Adamsville Liberty Tech Riverside McNairy Central Adamsville

Location Henderson Henderson Henderson Adamsville Jackson Parsons Henderson Henderson

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

Chester County High Tennis Date Opponent Location 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 3:45 3:30 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Chester Co. Jr. High Boys’ Soccer Date Opponent Apr. 18 McNairy Apr. 27-May 2, Tournament

Time 5:30 TBA

Location Selmer TBA

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

Opponent Lexington Adamsville Madison Acad.

Time 5:00 5:00 6:00

Location Henderson Adamsville Jackson


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Education

Reading, Writing, and ‘Rithmatic

By Rosemary McKnight

Kindergarten registration was held at North Chester Elementary Thursday and Friday. Children colored on huge banquet tables covered in butcher paper or read books while their parents or guardians filled out the paperwork necessary for the children to take their first step in their journey toward higher education. Here Hunter Butler registers Kynleigh Butler for kindergarten. Kynleigh was excited to show she could spell her name for this cutline.

Raines to retire as president of University of Memphis By Curt Guenther UM Director of Communications Services

Shirley C. Raines, president of the University of Memphis, has announced she will retire from the U of M effective June 30. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the University of Memphis as president. These have been 12 of the most enjoyable, challenging and professionally fulfilling years of my life,” Raines said. “The university has a strong foundation for the future, and I am confident in its academic and administrative leadership.” Raines became the university’s 11th president, and the first woman, to hold the

By Ally Rogers Our gym and lobby were turned into an Enchanted Grecian Garden last Friday night for our annual Spring Banquet. The students looked beautiful and handsome! So many memories were made. If you chose to pay for professional or silly pictures, they should be handed out this week. We owe a huge thank you to Mrs. Ivery and the Student Council for a wonderful evening! TCAP tests begin this coming Monday! Please make sure your student gets enough rest. If they don’t eat a breakfast at home, please encourage them to eat here at school. Also, please make sure that they have two number-2 pencils. We will be testing for four days. Classrooms will not be interrupted, so make sure students are here on time. Encourage your child to do his/her very best. We are striving

position on July 1, 2001. Previously, she was vice chancellor for academic services and dean of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of 14 books and numerous journal articles, and is widely regarded as an expert in teacher education and early childhood education. Raines is a frequent speaker at community events, as well as Harvard’s Institute for E d u c a t i o n a l Management. For the last six years, she has been a keynote speaker for Harvard’s Institute for Presidents and Chancellors.

Major focus areas of her work with students include an increased emphasis on student retention, expansion of the university’s Honors and Emerging Leaders programs, the creation of a nationallyrecognized internship program, development of living-learning residential and curricular learning communities throughout campus and the establishment of the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus. A native of Bells, Raines is married to retired professor, Dr. Robert J. Canady. She has one son and two grandchildren.

for an average of a +5 gain for our school! The Junior High invites all fifthgraders and their parents to attend our Fifth-Grade Night. This will begin at 6:30 p.m. 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. Eighth-grade girls interested in playing High School basketball should attend their try-outs this Thursday and Friday afternoon. They will be held in the high school gym, beginning right after school each day. Good Luck, girls! 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 April 19. Speeches must be given for each of these positions. Speeches are due April 26. Our Math Boot

Camp for seventhgrade students has gone very well and been well attended. It will be held once more this week. If a student attends at least three of the four scheduled days, they will be rewarded with a dress-down day and some teachers are giving extra points for attending as well! Dates to put on your calendars include: 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 - CRA May 7 - Relay for Life volleyball and basketball games May 9 - Art Club trip May 10 - CSH Health Fair May 13-15 - Final Exams May 17 - Report cards given at 10 a.m.

East Chester is the place to be this spring. There are many activities going on. Last Tuesday was Kite Day. Students brought kites to fly during their PE time. Many parents came to help get the kites in the air. Thanks to Janice Brown and Chad Hanna, PE teachers, for making the day special. Third-grade classes got to attend Makin’ Music at FreedHardeman University last Thursday. Students enjoyed watching the show. They came back and voted for their favorite show. If East Chester students had been the judges, the puppeteer show (Phi Kappa Alpha) would have won first place and Aladdin (Chi Beta) would have won sec-

By Misty Hall The big week is almost here … TCAP week (April 22-26). Students in all grades K-3 in Chester County will be testing. Thirdgraders will take the TCAP and K-2 students will be taking the Stanford 10 standardized test. It is important for all students to attend this week for review, and next week for the test. How can you help your child have a great test week? Make sure they eat a healthy breakfast and arrive on time to school. Also, try getting everything ready the night before so that they morning goes

Thursday, April 18, 2013 ond. Several classes showed their votes on a bar graph or pictograph. Penny Wars continues in the library through the month of April. Boys are going against girls to see who can bring in the most pennies. Regardless of who brings the most, they are all winners, because the pennies go to provide clean water for children in Tanzania. East Chester will have its first Fun Run on Friday. Students have worked so hard throughout the year. They may be feeling the stress of upcoming TCAP tests, so the Fun Run will give them an opportunity to relieve some stress. Students will receive a Fun Run T-shirt to wear as they run. Each class will run laps for 30 minutes. Each time a student completes a lap they will receive a mark on their shirt. East Chester wants to thank those who donated money to help make this day possible. Students can go to Up ‘N Jumpin’ on

Friday night if they need to relieve more stress. This special event is sponsored by PTO. Spring picture proofs have been sent home. Those who wish to purchase pictures need to send the money by May 2. TCAP tests will be given the week of April 22 – 26. Students have prepared for these tests since the first day of school. Each grade has worked very hard, and students are excited to show what they have learned. Parents are asked to have their children at school on time and to make sure they have eaten breakfast. Students need to be well-rested in order to do their best. PTO met Tuesday night for its final meeting and Parent Involvement Program. Teachers talked to parents about the importance of State testing and allowed parents to look at sample items to understand the format of the test. As you can see, East Chester is the place to be!

much smoother with less of the usual rushing that happens with grade school children. Also remember not to make routine checkup appointments during the school day. Kindergarten students continue to learn about all things spring! They are studying plants, life cycles, weather and insects. They are also busy learning how to take their first state test. Teachers are reviewing all standards from the year to get the students ready for this big event. First-grade students are reviewing all Common Core Standards in preparation for the upcoming test. Teachers are using the Smartboard games as a fun way to prepare their students. They are looking for main idea, sequencing, reading for information, adding and sub-

tracting and working out word problems. In Mrs. Kelly’s first grade room, 88 percent of her students received the AR award this month! Way to read class! We would like to recognize our PE coaches, Bo Bates and Mike Goff, for doing a super job! They incorporate skills from the classroom into activities in the gym. Thanks for your hard work! The school year is quickly coming to an end. Parents please remember to continue to check your child’s folder for the remaining days of school. We understand that this time of year can get very busy but it’s not quite over yet. Please be sure that your child completes his/her homework and all notes are returned in a timely manner. Thank you for all you do! Have a great week West Chester family.

Senior art exhibit opens at FHU Freed-Hardeman University student Alyssa Resmini’s senior art exhibit opened Monday, April 15, and will be shown through Friday, April 19 in the Bulliner-Clayton Visual Arts building. The reception and artist’s talk will be at 5 p.m. April 18. Resmini‘s emphasis is in studio art. She says, “My exhibit is a portrait and sculpture compilation largely influenced by the various people, experiences, and interests that have colored my work during four years as an art student at Freed-Hardeman University.”

The art program at FHU allows students to major in art and select an emphasis in studio, graphic design, or interiors. The major prepares stu-

dents for a broad choice of careers. Art students have frequent opportunities to exhibit work in both off- and on- campus venues.


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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 22 Alexandria Maxwell (left) received first prize in the two-dimensional media category of the Artists of the 21st Century exhibition in Humbolt. Also pictured is FHU art professor Brian Bundren (right).

FHU art student receives award Freed-Hardeman University student Alexandria Maxwell has been recognized by the “Artists of the 21st Century” exhibition in Humboldt. Maxwell received the first place prize in the two-dimensional

media category of the competition. “Artists of the 21st Century” is a juried exhibition of collegiate student art coordinated by University of Tennessee Martin. The competition, which spans nine

states, is hosted by the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt. Maxwell is a senior art major from Somerville. She plans to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree after graduation.

U of M is Named One of 100 Most Affordable Large Public Colleges in America al government and the Carnegie Foundation. Schools included on the list are public, nonprofit, four-year colleges and universities; other criteria include the student enrollment of the college or university and its tuition (less than $15,500 per year). The website’s founder, Dan Schuessler, explained that the site lists colleges that are reasonably priced and offer an excellent education. “They are much more affordable for a wider base of students,” he said.

The site also provides information and suggestions from leading financial aid officers and a video that explains the intricacies of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. The entire list of the designated schools is online at www.affordablecollegesonline.org / c a m p u s colleges/most-affordable-large-public-colleges. More information about the U of M, including costs and financial aid, is available online at www.memphis.edu.

WT Business College names local residents to Dean’s List Local students are on the Deans list at West Tennessee Business College. On the Deans list from Henderson are Raven Angel, April

Bustamante and Beverly Middleton; and from Finger are Pam McClain Hester and Darlene Sink. To qualify for the

dean’s list, an undergraduate student must maintain a 95 or above average for the past enrollment period ending Feb. 7, 2013

FHU nursing students to March For Babies The Freed-Hardeman University Student Nurses’ Association is raising money for the March of Dimes: March for Babies campaign. The SNA team will walk in the March for Babies event at Union University Saturday, April 27. The SNA team is making donations to March for Babies in honor of Noah Judd,

the premature son of Jason and Summer Judd, FHU director of financial aid. Judd is currently in the neonatal ICU at Vanderbilt Hospital. Team T-shirts will be sold, with profits contributing to the donation. March for Babies supports research to prevent premature births and helps babies born with severe ill-

nesses. Walks are scheduled in more than 900 communities across the nation. One can join the team or make a donation by going to www.marchforbabies.o rg/team/t1837728. For additional information, one may contact Trina Wiley of the FHU nursing faculty or Brittany Nichols, SNA president.

FHU faculty on Top 100 list Freed-Hardeman University faculty member Dr. Monte Tatom is featured on the list of 100 Top Experts in EdTech and eLearning recently released by Best College Rankings. Best College Rankings strives to be a resource for students looking to better themselves through higher education, technology, self-teaching, and participation in an intellectual community.

They created the list to help their readers find great online learning resources and people to connect with over a shared interest in education. Tatom received his Doctor of Education in educational administration from Auburn University in 1998. He began serving at FHU in 2006 as an assistant professor, teaching in the graduate education program. In 2010, he was appointed director

Tuesday, April 23

Lemon pepper chicken or country fried steak Mashed potatoes, green peas, glazed carrots Salad/ dressings Roll Strawberries or apple (wedges)/ vanilla yogurt

Wednesday, April 24 Taco/trimmings or Bologna sandwich Fiesta rice, pinto beans, sweet potatoes Fresh veggies/ dip Peaches or banana TCAP cake square

Thursday, April 25

By Curt Guenther UM Director of Communications Services

The University of Memphis has been named one of the “most affordable large public colleges” in the United States by w w w. a f f o r d a b l e c o l legesonline.org. The website, which provides prospective college students and their parents with information about affordable college options, financial aid and cost-saving ideas, gave that designation to only 100 “top quality large public colleges that have an affordable price tag.” The website compiled the list from data published by the feder-

Chicken nuggets or Philly & cheese deli Tiny whole potatoes, green beans, glazed carrots Salad/ dressings Roll Applesauce or orange (wedges)

of the Quality E n h a n c e m e n t Program at FHU. He served a three-year term from 2009-2012 with the Tennessee State Board of Education’s Advisory Council for Teacher Education and Certification. Tatom is ranked #19 on the list of 100 individuals. The list can be accessed through this link: http://bestcollegerankings.org/elear ning-edtech/.

Pizza or Turkey and cheese wrap/ranch dip Steamed broccoli/cheese, baked potato Salad/ dressings Pineapple chunks or orange (wedged)

Friday, April 26 TCAP OVER SACK LUNCH

Ham and cheese sandwich Cheesy nacho chips, baby carrots/ dip Fruit juice choice, animal crackers Fresh fruit choice

Chester County Junior High School *Cereal, fruit, milk choice offered daily Monday, April 22 Chicken rings or Country fried steak Mashed potatoes, broccoli & cheese Salad /dressing Roll Pineapple, apple or orange

Tuesday, April 23

Manager’s choice Green beans, fresh veggies/dip, tiny whole potatoes Salad /dressing Roll Diced peaches, apple or orange

Wednesday, April 24 Hamburger or Philly & cheese deli Savory wedges, baked beans, broccoli/ cauliflower/ celery/ dip, trimmings Salad /dressing Orange wedges, juice choice or apples/vanilla yogurt Cake Square

Thursday, April 25

Manager’s choice Black-eyed peas, baked sweet potato, mashed potatoes Salad/ dressing Roll Mandarin oranges, apple, orange or banana

Friday, April 26

Pizza or Bologna & cheese sandwich California blend, baked potato rounds

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Salad /dressing Strawberries, apple, orange, or banana

Chester County High School *Cereal, fruit choice, fruit juice, and milk choice offered daily Also, pizza choice each day Monday, April 22

Chicken fajita (2 Lines)/ trimmings Pizza/ fries, open salad bar Fiesta rice, pinto beans, sweet potato casserole Pineapple, apple, orange, banana or juice

Tuesday, April 23

Chicken rings (2 Lines) Pizza choice/ open salad bar Cheesy potatoes, green beans, corn, salad Rolls Blushing pears, apple, orange, or juice

Wednesday, April 24 Manager’s choice or Pizza choice/salad Open salad bar Manager’s choice Applesauce, apple, orange, banana or juice

Thursday, April 25

Manager’s choice or Pizza/ fries/ salad Salad box (ham) Mashed potatoes, purple hull peas, turnip greens, tossed salad Roll or cornbread Peaches, apple/vanilla yogurt, orange, banana/vanilla yogurt or juice

Friday, April 26

Hamburgers or hotdog/ trimmings or Pizza choice/salad Salad box (ham) Baked beans, french fries, coleslaw, salad Mandarin oranges, apple, orange or juice


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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 18, 2013

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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, April 18, 2013

Public Notices TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: THAT, WHEREAS, by deed of trust dated January 7, 2010, recorded in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee in Record Book 336, page 7, et seq., Andy Blackwell and wife, Cindy Blackwell did convey in trust to Larry F. McKenzie, Trustee, the real estate hereinafter described to secure the payment of the principal sum of $90,000.00, payable to the order of the John Cole, evidenced by a certain promissory note described in said deed of trust and being incorporated by reference; and, WHEREAS, said deed of trust provided that in the event of a default in the payment of the indebtedness required to be paid under said note, when the same are due and payable, the entire indebtedness shall, at the option of the owner and holder thereof, become due and payable forthwith; and, WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness, now due, and the owner and holder of said note has declared the entire unpaid balance now due and payable, and has called upon Larry F. McKenzie, the nominated Trustee, to foreclose said deed of trust according to the terms and provisions thereof; WHEREAS, pursuant to T.C.A. 35-5-117 a Notice of Intent to Foreclose is not required. NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as such Trustee under said deed of trust, I will, on Friday, May 10, 2013, offer for sale and sell, at the front door of the Courthouse in Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee, at 12:00 NOON, to the last, highest and best bidder, for cash in hand and in bar of the equity of redemption, the following described real estate located in CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, more particularly bounded and described as follows, towit: BEGINNING at an iron pin in the West right of way of Cedar Brook, which point is the Southeast corner of Lot 16 and the Northeast corner of the herein described tract; thence, from the point of beginning, and with the South line of Lot 16, North 71 degrees 46 minutes 26 seconds West 283.82 feet to an iron pin set in the East line of Dennis Graves; thence, with the East line of Dennis Graves, South 02 degrees 36 minutes 11 seconds East 254.73 feet to an iron pin set in the East line of Dennis Graves; thence, with the East line of Graves North 88 degrees 30 minutes 57 seconds East 208.73 feet to an iron pin set in the West right of way of Cedar Book; thence, with the West right of way of Cedar Brook, the following calls: North 02 degrees 23 minutes 53 seconds West 29.76 feet; following a curve having a radius of 175.00 feet for a distance of 144.06 feet, to the point of beginning, containing 1.1 acres. Surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., on August 25, 2008. Being Lot 15 Hidden Springs Estates. This is the identical real estate conveyed to Andy Blackwell and wife, Cindy Blackwell from Zach Hannis and Greg Hannis by Warranty Deed dated August 28, 2009, of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 331, page 674. (1) Subject to certain setbacks, restrictions, easements, and all other matters of record as shown on the plat of record in Plat Cabinet, Section 6, page 59, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. (2) Subject to Restrictive Covenants as recorded in Record Book 321, page 555, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. (3) Easement to Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation dated November 4, 2008, of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 322, page 330. Street Address: 160 Cedar Brook Lane, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 Liens in favor of the United State or the State of Tennessee: None Map 57, Parcel 20.25, Chester County Tax Assessors Office Other parties interested in this property: (1) Simmons Lumber Company, 669 West

Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340; (2) American Express Bank, FSB, c/o Zwicker & Associates, P.C. 5409 Maryland Way, Suite 333, Brentwood, TN 37027; (3) Southern Concrete Products, Inc., 860 Westover Road, Jackson, TN 38301. Said sale shall be made subject to any outstanding indebtedness, taxes, or other encumbrances which may constitute a valid prior lien against said property, if any. Said property shall be sold and conveyed by the undersigned as Trustee only, and not further or otherwise, and the buyer shall rely upon his own good judgment and investigation as to the status of title. 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. 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 of trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Dated at Henderson, Tennessee, this April 10, 2013. Larry F. McKenzie, TRUSTEE Larry F. McKenzie Attorney At Law P.O. Box 97 105 Crook Avenue Henderson, TN 38340 731-989-2608 731-989-2634 fax

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on May 21, 2013 at 10:00AM 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 Mary Benoit, single woman, to John Clark, Trustee, on July 6, 2009 at Record Book 330, Page 128; 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 330, Page 128; in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 015 006.18 Current Owner(s) of Property: Mary Benoit The street address of the above described property is believed to be 80 Bray Lane, Beech Bluff, Tennessee 38313, 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. 35-5117 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 www.kirschattorneys.com 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. 13-047841

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. § 35-5-117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the 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 ref-

erenced 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: www.JFLegal.com

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. 35-5117 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 www.kirschattorneys.com 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

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed July 25, 2008 by Jeffery W. Hurbis, An Unmarried Man to Robert M. Wilson, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Chester County, Tennessee, in Book 319 Page 265, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Bank of America, N.A., having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 commencing at 12:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Henderson,

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Chester County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, towit: Situated in County of Chester, State of Tennessee. The following tract or land lying and being in the Sixth Civil District of Chester County. State of Tennessee, and more particularly bounded and described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin in the southwest right of way of White Avenue (Alternate U.S. 45) the same being a common corner with Joe Earl Simmons, also being the northeast corner of the tract herein described; thence south 42 degrees 55’ west with Simmons’ northwest boundary line 283.34 feet to an iron pin, thence 57 degrees 17’ west 241.19 feet to an “X” cross in the centerline of old Jackson Road (nor known as O’Neal Lane); thence with said road as follows: north 4 degrees 25’ west 205 feet; north 3 degrees 44’ east 80 feet; north 13 degrees 38’ east 54.5 feet to an “X” cross in the intersection of said road and the southwest right of way of White Avenue (Alternate U.S. 45) thence with said right of way south 46 degrees 48’ east 468 feet to the beginning, containing 1.96 acre, more or less, gross. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5117. Tax Parcel ID: 033FB001.00 Property Address: 894 Oneal Lane, Henderson, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l-526-8296 File # 1701-0100975-FC


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Chester County Independent 04-18-13  

Chester County Independent Newspaper Dated 04-18-13