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Chester County

JUNE 21, 2012

Gardening 101, Page 13-A A 148th YEAR - NO. 7

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Howell No tax increases for City of Henderson during upcoming 2012-2013 fiscal year indicted by By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

Henderson’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen met on June 14. During a public hearing, the

board approved a resolution to apply for a Local Park and Recreation Fund Grant to implement improvements at the Gene Record Memorial Park. Several

members of the park advisory board attended, but no discussion was needed to pass the resolution. Since completion of the new parking lot at the city park,

Mifflin Avenue fire

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

City of Henderson firefighters attack a fire at a residence at 449 Mifflin Ave., June 14. The call came in at 11:06 a.m. The blaze was contained to a bedroom, but the remainder of the home was damaged by heat and smoke.

the city has been working toward updating the park and making it more accessible for the community. The board also voted to apply for a Drainage Improvement Grant for the Hill and White Avenue drainage problem. During the 2010 flooding, those streets saw some of the worst flooding since the drainage system couldn’t keep up with the torrential amounts of water flowing through the drains. “We’ve already applied once and didn’t get it,” stated Mayor Bobby King, “so the chances are pretty slim of getting this grant since we didn’t have the damage some other areas had.” If Henderson were to be approved, the grant would provide 100 percent improvement for Hill and White Avenues. On the first reading of the 2012-2013 budget, King announced few changes from the previous budget. Henderson faces no tax increases, and King was adamant that there will not be increases in the utility budget or anywhere else during the upcoming year. City employees will receive the annual 2.5 percent cost of living adjustment as well as annual step increases and pay scales. The tax rate will remain the same at $1.22 per $100 of assessed value. A public hearing and final reading of the budget will take place at the July meeting. While the Henderson Utility See CITY, Page 3-A

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign – blocking out the scenery and causing trouble with the law By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

Yard sale signs are a common sight during the spring and sum-

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mer. People place signs all over town to announce their upcoming sales and to provide directions to little known streets. Unfortunately, after the sale ends, few of the sellers think to take down their signs. Perhaps the sellers think that because the signs are made of paper, they will disintegrate naturally or they have seen dozens of other old signs and think that theirs won’t matter added to the pile of long forgotten sales. People forget. People are careless. People follow the examples of others before them. No matter what the reason, the signs are a growing problem in Chester County. To begin with, according to the Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen, many of the yard sale signs are illegally placed. It is against the law to affix signs to utility poles. Staples, tacks and nails can puncture utility workers’ safety equipment, and the signs themselves are obstacles that workers have to navigate around. It’s not just a city rule; tampering with utility poles is against the law throughout the country. Those signs announcing an upcoming sale may seem harmless, but they can lead to costly fines when placed improperly. “In today’s world, a large amount of people have iPhones,

Grand Jury

Amy Howell was indicted June 19 by the Grand Jury on aggravated statutory rape. Howell, who at the time was a teacher at Chester County High School, was charged in December with rape of a student. According to police reports, a 17-year old male at Chester County High School alledged that Howell had engaged in sexual acts with him at her home. Howell will be arraigned at 8 a.m. June 29.

AMY HOWELL

County Commission holds special called meeting Chester County Commission will hold a special called meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, in the Criminal Justice Center. On the agenda is approval of the school, highway and solid waste budgets for 2012-2013. The Commission will also approve the debt service for the upcoming fiscal year and hear budget amendments. The final item on the agenda is a resolution for continuance of the County General Budget. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

School Board to discuss budget

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Yard sale signs on the utility box at corner of White Ave. and Main Street have left numerous unsightly tape marks on the metal finish. These signs all appeared fairly recent, but the heavy duty tape they are affixed with causes damage. GPS, and other devices, and they can look up a sale in the local paper and drive right to it,” said Henderson Police Chief Tommy Davis. City board members

approached the matter in their June 14 meeting. Henderson Mayor Bobby King referred to the signs as eyesores and stated See SIGNS, Page 2-A

Chester County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on June 21 in the meeting room at the Board of Education office on East Main St. On the agenda are consideration of budget amendments and a review of Section V of the Policy Manual. The board will also hear any delegations and discuss approval of the evaluation grievance procedure and changes to board policy. Board members will consider approval of the 2012-2013 Budget and discuss projects. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.


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usually end up removing the signs, which causes additional work for their departments. It’s not illegal to post signs and announcements, but the use of utility poles and traffic signs is unlawful. If you must post a sign, use metal yard stakes or contact city officials to inquire about where signs can be posted legally. Most importantly, remember to remove them as soon as your event has ended. Abandoned signs create an eyesore and detract from an area’s natural beauty, so think before you post. Also, check sale

Signs that they cause problems for the city when posted on city and utility facilities/posts and along right of ways. Board members discussed adding ill-placed signs to existing litter laws, but before creating new laws and ordinances, they would like to make citizens aware of the problems that the signs cause. In addition to the dangers that utility workers face when climbing poles littered with signage, tape placed on metal poles and boxes can cause rust and permanent damage to the metal surface. Long after the signs blow away or are torn down, the tape remains, creating an unsightly reminder of long gone signs. “We would like to encourage people to quit doing this before we have to pass an ordinance,” said Alderman Keith Smith. The aldermen noted that when signs begin to pile up in bulk, as they have at the intersection of White and Main and at the new stoplight on Mifflin and Main, it’s difficult for passersby to read the

Photo courtesy of City of Henderson

On this utility pole at the stoplight on Mifflin Ave. and Main Street, signs are packed so tightly that not all the information is visible. At top, the sign is long gone, but the tape remains. The summer heat will melt the tape, making it impossible to remove from the posts. These signs are also practically impossible for motorists to read. signs. Not only are the signs causing problems for city workers, but they are also practically impossible to

read. Few motorists driving through Henderson streets have time or the ability to read the signs, and when they make an

effort to look at the signs, it can be hazardous to other motorists. Henderson Utility and Public Works employees

Do you know this man? The Henderson Police Department is asking for help in identifying the black male subject in this photo. According to police, the subject entered Taco Bell at 2:45 p.m. on May 23 and was with two Hispanic males. All three subjects drove up in a tan extended cab Chevrolet truck pulling a trailer. It appears that the subjects

work at some type of construction work. The police department would like to speak with this subject about a theft that allegedly occurred while the subject was there. If you have information on this subject you are asked to contact the Henderson Police Department at 989-5404.

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listings in the local paper and look up the address before setting out. If you’re hosting a sale, be specific about the location, and include directions if you are uncertain that your street is well known.


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BoomerNation headlines Arts in the Alley this Thursday evening BoomerNation, a Jackson-based classic and folk rock group, will take the stage in downtown Henderson on Thursday, June 21 at Arts in the Alley in downtown Henderson. Beginning at 6 p.m., the event will be hosted by the Henderson Arts Commission in the alley off Main Street beside Frix-Jennings Clinic. 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. Vendors confirmed to date include: Tracey Snow with jewelry by LillyKate’s; Grace Lowery with hula hoops and granola; Beth Crocker Doughty with handmade vintage jewelry,

abstract art work, ceramic peace pigs and decoupage; Amber Douglas with Artise Smartsie’s acrylic paintings, art camps and art classes; Ricky Mitchell with cupcakes by Sweetly Ever After; and Janice Cordle Sumler with original paintings. Booth spaces are $15 for non-members and $10 for Henderson Arts Commission members. Membership is $25 annually. The requirement for a having a booth is that the vendor is selling something handmade. Henderson Mayor Bobby King and City of Henderson Department Heads will serve as celebrity grillers, cooking hamburgers and hot dogs on site for brown bag specials. The meal includes two hot dogs

or a hamburger, chips, drink and dessert for $6. The HAC brown bag special helps offset costs of Arts in the Alley events. The Henderson Arts Commission exists to recognize, educate, enrich and entertain through the arts in Henderson, Chester County and the surrounding area. Arts in the Alley

events are planned for third Thursdays throughout the spring, summer and fall. For more information about the event or becoming a vendor, visit http://www.facebook.com/ HendersonArtsCommissio n or contact Jason Bramblett at jason@bramblettgrp.com or 731-9898019.

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year, opening funds for ongoing projects and updates, such as work on the East Lagoon. The current $500,000 natural gas expansion through Pinson and Mifflin will be included in the newly released funds as the Bethel Springs project is paid off. The city plans to pave North Ave. and Mill St. using hot-in-place asphalt recycling. According to Gallagher Asphalt Corporation, some areas

on both streets aren’t deep enough for asphalt recycling, and those areas will be subject to traditional paving methods. After remaining out of service for four to five years, the City of Henderson has decided to remove the Magic Valley water tank. Since the tank can’t be dropped the way the old compress tank was on Church Ave., the price will be higher to use a crane to dismantle the compo-

nents. Steel prices are currently high, and now is a good time to sell the metal to cover the cost of removal. Iseler Demolition will receive and dispose of all scrap from the tower. The cost of dismantling and removing the tank is estimated at $6,800. The board also voted to continue utilizing Alexander, Thompson and Arnold, PLLC, for the city’s yearly audit.

City Department has several big projects in its 20122013 Operations and Capital Outlay Budget, King, as well as Utility Director Mark Elkins, see no need to raise the budget. Funding for the mid1990s gas expansion to Bethel Springs will pay off in the upcoming fiscal

BOOMERNATION

Parkers Crossroad salutes Tennessee Veterans Tennessee earned the nickname “the Volunteer State” by sending 2,000 willing soldiers to fight in the War of 1812. Now a new exhibit supplied by the Tennessee State Library and Archives chronicles the exploits of those soldiers – as well as other Tennesseans who have served in the military before and since. The exhibit is now showing at Parkers Crossroads Visitor Center until September. This new exhibit, titled The Volunteer State Goes to War: A Salute to Tennessee Veterans, covers everything from the veterans of the Revolutionary War who helped found our state to Tennessee men and women serving in the military today. The exhibit showcases the experiences of the state’s veterans and tells the stories of how ordinary men and women made America a better place through their courage and perseverance. Featured items include

the World War I photographs of Luke Lea, a former U.S. Senator and founder of the Tennessean newspaper; a letter from George Washington to future Tennessean Colonel Meigs; and a resolution commemorating the firing of the first shot in the Spanish-American War by the U.S.S. Nashville.

“It is very important to celebrate the victories and acknowledge the sacrifices of those Tennesseans who have served in the military to protect the freedoms we enjoy in this country,” Tre Hargett, Tennessee Secretary of State, said. “I hope as many people as possible will come to see this exhibit and be reminded of

the bravery and honor of Tennessee’s veterans and active duty military personnel.” The Parkers Crossroads Visitor Center is open daily 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 968-1191.

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MARY ELIZABETH MITCHELL MATTHEW SPENCE DUNAGAN

Mitchell-Dunagan Wedding Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Mitchell of Henderson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Mary Elizabeth Mitchell to Matthew Spence Dunagan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Dunagan of Trenton. Mary Beth is the granddaughter of Ms. Barbara Parker of Southaven, Miss., and the late Mr. James Ruble Hayles of Bruce, Miss., and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Mitchell of Fulton, Miss. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Chester County High School, and recently studied Early Childhood Education at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Gibson County High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin where he received his bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and History. Matt is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Dunagan, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Scrivner, all of Trenton. He is currently employed as a teacher at Milan Middle School and the Youth and Children’s Minister at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Humboldt. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Malesus Baptist Church. Matt and Mary Beth will reside in Henderson.

I hope all of you had a good Father’s Day. My dad has been gone six years, during which I have missed him very much, but I am glad to be able to help my husband, son, son-in-law and two grandsons to celebrate their day at our daughter and sonin-law’s home. Our two little great-grandsons helped us have a real celebration. There will be Homecoming at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Sunday, June 24. Sunday school will be at 10 a.m., services will be at 11 a.m., lunch will be at noon, and singing by the Jubilers will begin at 1

p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. On our prayer list this week are Shirley Gaddy, Carolyn Potter, Gathel Latham, Randy Miller, Joanne Altier, Joanne Sells, Phillip Ross, Lisa Peddy, Frenzola Morris, Faye Tucker, Shirley Rietl, Clyde Butler, Dobber Dyer, Bobbie Nell Wells, LaVerne Lott, Pam Priddy, Teresa Seaton, Larry Stovall, Charles and Loretta Haggard, Charles and Wilma Cupples, Carroll Williams, Jean Latham, John Kent Sells, Ruth Harris, their caregivers, our military personnel and their families. Happy anniversary to James and Pat Bright on June 27; Boyd and Kathy Cupples on June 28; and Carol and Carnell Tignor on June 29. Birthday greetings to Chris Wilson, Mason Connor and Lisa Church on June 28; Casey Martin and Keith Kerstell on June 29; and Justin Frank and Debbie Hinson on June 30.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

MR. AND MRS. GLENN HARRIS

Harris 45th anniversary Glenn H. and Sylvia Johnson Harris are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. They were married June 24, 1967 at the Church of Christ in Henderson. They celebrated a family gathering in Memphis on the occasion of the birth of their first great-grandchild, Ola Jean Blackstock, born on Saturday, June 16 to Drew and Kayla Irvin Blackstock. This bundle of joy weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 ¾ inches long. Ola Jean is named for her beloved great-great-grandmother, Ola Russell Johnson, wife of John W. Johnson, both deceased, but who were long time residents of Henderson. Family members celebrating with them were Drew, Kayla and Ola Jean, Brandi Blackstock and finance Andrew Hill, Lee Birl, Julie Harris Birl, Nick and Kim Irvin, Nathan and Jean Irvin with their daughter Joy Irvin. Nathan and Jean Irvin also great-grandparents, were celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary on June 16. Then on June 17, everyone celebrated Father’s Day. Thanks be to God for the celebration of these joyous occasions.

News from the City

By Gloria Holiday Hello to everyone! It is great to be with you. I hope everyone had a wonderful week. Thank God for a new week. Most of you know how much I do love people, especially children and the elderly. The other day I was walking at the FHU gym. As I walked and jogged around the track. I noticed something. There were so many “well mature citizens”. One of the gentlemen there gave me that phrase. They were in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, not senior citizen’s but rather well mature citizens, I do like that phrase. I watched them walk around that track, and they were not moving at a slow pace either. It has motivated me even more to get out and exercise. I told Mr. Whittle he looked good and I would never have guessed his age. To the baby boomers: it is time to keep on exercising so that the next generation can see us as well mature citizens. Everyone at Southern Oaks is getting excited about their Family and Friends Night on June 22. The theme is a “Taste of Henderson.” Food will be served from area restaurants. Dr. Bob Sumrall will be providing the entertainment for the event. He has a beautiful voice and they are so glad he is coming to sing for them. Southern Oaks continues to have wonderful volunteers come and provide activities for the resi-

dents. Stephanie Michael, with Volunteer Home Care of West Tennessee, was their celebrity bingo caller on Tuesday. Lisa Peters came on Wednesday and played the piano while the residents sang. Virgil Hooks is always a welcomed guest coming to play his guitar and sing for the residents. Another favorite volunteer is Nancy Canada from the Chester County Library who comes and reads stories. The residents were glad to see Nancy again, they have missed her. They are continuing to enjoy the delicious vegetables from their garden. Some of our residents make daily walks to the garden to water, pick vegetables or weed the garden. James King is their head gardener. Last Sunday was Father’s Day and they want to wish all the fathers a Happy Father’s Day, especially Wendell Bloomingburg and James King, their fathers at Southern Oaks. There will be a meet and greet for Meryl Rice, who is running for the District 26 senate, at the Butler farm from 4-8 p.m Saturday, June 23. The farm is located at 8255 State Rt. 200, Henderson. The public is invited. J.P. Baptist Church, located at 420 Fourth St., is having their Youth Day program at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. The host Pastor is Rev. Johnny Williamson. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 989-2908. Beech Springs Baptist Church, 675 State Route 22A S. in Jacks Creek, is having their Choir Day program at 2 p.m. on Sunday June 24. The host Pastor is Rev. Robert Wooden. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 989-3381.

This handsome young man turns 80 years old this week! If you see him around town, be sure to wish him a happy birthday! (Hint: He's Amelia's "Pawpaw") On Saturday, June 30, Cool Springs M. B. Church is having a Community Family and Friends Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gene Record Park across from Regions Bank. There will be free food, fun and fellowship. The host Pastor is Rev. James Vincent. Everyone is invited. Come out and enjoy. Guess who celebrated his 80th birthday? Mr. Cecil Croom was 80-years young on June 18. May the Lord keep on blessing you. Happy birthday. To my grandson LaDerrick Means, who is the joy of my life, happy birthday! He will celebrate his birthday on June 21. Happy belated birthday to Connie Thomas and Jacquelyn Brown on June 15; Bill Hall and Shirley Wilson on June 16; Zelmar Bass on June 19: and Jerry Wilson on June 20. May

the Lord bless you with many more. On our prayer request list this week are Bruce Welch, Emma Brown, Vircie Massengill and whoever is on your heart. Continue to pray for people that are in the hospitals, sick in their homes, our children, teachers, family, the men and women that are serving our country, and also the incarcerated. Remember to patronize our local businesses in town, 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, I need to hear from you. Call 989-1907 or e m a i l

gloria_holiday@msn.co m.

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Lifestyle Pricing The Chester County Independent charges the following prices for lifestyle articles: • Engagement announcements with photo — $33 • Wedding announcements with photo — $33 • Anniversary announcements with photo — $33 (Second photo $10 extra) • Birth announcements without photo – No Charge • Birth announcements with photo — $28 • Birth announcements with color photo — $38 • Birthday announcements with photo — $28 • Birthday announcements with color photo — $38 • Class reunion photos - $33. In color - $43. • Miscellaneous lifestyle photos — $33 • Hunting/fishing photos — $28 For more information, contact our office at 731-989-4624, or email to news@chestercountyindependent.com

I hope you fathers had a great Fathers Day. Here is the history of Father’s Day. "The idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father's Day celebration June 17, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane's mayor because it was the month of Smart's birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Father's Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent." - U.S. Census: Father's Day June 17, 2012 VBS at Bethel was great last week. Our codirectors were Leta Webb and Lottie Long. They did a wonderful job, as did all the workers. The children were so sweet and well behaved, they were a joy to work with. We had teenagers that helped too. They were not only there for a good time but were instrumental in showing the love of Jesus. We had 10 children that accepted Christ as their savior. Praise God! Our theme was Amazing Wonders, Awesome God. Get well wishes this week go to Nella Rush, Tommy Landers, Norma Tulley, Winna Knipper, Randie Snider, Earlene Cleek, Lavern Cain, Marjorie Hopper, Edra and

Benny Barnett, Wanda Lovelace, Carolyn Brasfield, and J.W.Knipper. Pray for every one to regain their strength and recover really soon. Happy birthday this week goes to Farley Guy on June 20; Sue Murley on June 22; and Jimmy Knipper on June 24. We are planning a Deming Family Reunion on Sept. 8. If you are a descendant of the Deming family and are interested in coming please call me. I would love to have as many as possible there. It will be good to be together and share our individual family stories. There will be people there that you may have never met before. I am looking forward to it and hope everyone will come. Quote of the week: "Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's." - Billy Wilder Call me at 879-9777 with your news: birthdays, deaths, anniversaries, events, etc. Have a great week. Enjoy each new day, after all it is the day the Lord has made and we should rejoice and be glad in it.


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A little taste of the world: Last week’s interesting items Try Indian takeout without leaving your own kitchen Questions and answers from UT Extension: By J. Brian Signaigo UT Extension Agent III

Last week, there were several inquiries through our office pertaining to “growth” – plant growth and growth of our young people. At 4-H camp, young people experience opportunities to help them continue to “grow” into whoever they are supposed to be. From playing sports to board games, making crafts, participating in group games, educational sessions, swimming, rifle and archery, and much more. These all require that campers accept the diversity of the entire group of campers. We have extended the deadline for applications for Junior camp (July 9 – 13, for grades 4, 5 and 6) and Jr. High camp (July 3 – 6, for grades 6, 7 and 8) until June 22, and space is limited. Contact our office at 989-2103 if you want or need more information or if you need a 4-H camp application. As mentioned earlier, we’ve had several calls last week about gardens, mostly about unthrifty looking plants. Blossom End Rot on tomato is not a disease, it’s a lack of calcium. The “blossom end” of mid-season to mature tomatoes begins to “rot” away. Liquid calcium for-

mulations can be sprayed on the tomato foliage, which “MAY” help. Early blight on tomato has been somewhat prevalent. Our warming soils and surplus of moisture make a perfect environment for this fungus to flourish. Contact the UT Extension office for approved fungicides. Planning ahead and timely applications of fungicides will increase your fruit production. Even though we’ve reached the first day of summer, it’s never too late to plan what we want our pastures and hay ground to give back to us. Now the first step in any forage growth plan (or in any plant growth plan) is to soil sample and have a lab analysis run. We CANNOT look at soil and successfully guess how to supplement the soil with plant nutrients for optimum growth. And it helps greatly to know a little about our desired grasses. For example, the soil is too warm to plant any cool season grasses now – fescue, bluegrass, orchard-

grass, etc. They may germinate and grow, but will not develop an adequate root system to help the plant survive our MidSouth summer = high heat, high humidity. Meat goat production is a livestock enterprise that depends greatly on forage production. On August 6 and 7 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days), the Master Meat Goat Producer training will be held at the experiment station in Jackson. Registration fee is $185, however, producers with a Premise ID are eligible for a $100 scholarship through the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Registration includes: meat goat production manual, certificate and meals each meeting. Registration Deadline is July 30, 2012. For more information and to register please call: Richard Powell at the Western Region office at 731?425?4727 or by email rjpowell@utk.edu. For more information, call the UT Extension office at 989-2103.

It’s been awhile since I had really good Indian food. My study abroad advisor took our group to a great restaurant in London once, and that happened to be my first taste of Indian cuisine. It was delicious, slightly spicy, highly flavored, and the chicken and naan (flatbread) melted in my mouth. The last time I went to an Indian restaurant, I ate with a college friend in Memphis. It was good, but not as good as my first experience in London. Of course, outside of India, it’s said that London is the best place to go for authentic Indian food. Having never been to India, I’m inclined to believe that statement, so

to save myself an expensive trip to England or India, I went in search of a recipe I could make at home. My husband loves Middle Eastern food, which is a cousin to Indian cuisine, and when I surprised him with this dish, went back for seconds – and thirds. He couldn’t stop raving about how delicious it was, and while he enjoys almost any type of food, it’s not every day that I make something that he raves about. I served this dish with a vegetable ragout, which I will share next week, but

it also would be perfect over rice. The sauce for the chicken tikka masala produces more than is necessary for chicken alone, but with rice, it would be absolutely perfect. If you really don’t like spicy foods, you can leave out some of the cayenne pepper, but this recipe has a mild spiciness that doesn’t overwhelm. With rice or naan, the heat could be lessened even more so season to taste, and enjoy this whenever you want a taste of the world without leaving home.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Earthquake documentary to air thrice on WKNO A 30-minute documentary about the massive earthquakes that struck New Madrid, Mo., and rattled the eastern United States for six months will be shown on Memphis public television station WKNO / Channel 10 this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The special air times on WKNO are: 7:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23; and noon Sunday, June 24. The documentary not only looks at the historical aspects of the 19th century quakes, but also discusses how today’s scientific community continues to take very seriously the threat of a modern-day earthquake along the same New Madrid fault. In 1811 the area where the quake hit was sparsely populated, but today, an equally powerful earthquake would be catastrophic and could have global impact.

The song, “In the Good Old Summertime” brings to mind these words, “In the good old summertime, in the good old summertime. Strolling through the shady lanes with your baby mine. You hold her hand, and she holds yours, and that's a very good sign. That she's your tootsie-wootsie, in the good old summertime.” Our first day of summer was Wednesday. We are blessed with gardens producing, crops planted, birds singing, kids playing, and skies so blue. Have you ever rested on a blanket and looked up into those blue skies with white clouds to discover a dog, cat, elephant, dragon, eagle, etc? The list can go on and on – it’s all in discovering and quickly pointing out to the one at your side the location of the cloud, but be quick because clouds change fast! Take time to do this with one you love. I simply asked Mother to help me find animals in the sky. It’s fun, lazy, and oh, so memorable. Today per-

haps Don will ask me to be his “tootsie-wootsie” and we’ll find a poodle, butterfly, and a rose in the sky. Put all that together and you might find a flower garden called “Dusty Rose Haven.” Congratulations to the three students honored with scholarships from the Jacks Creek Community Club last Thursday night. The senior received $750 for the college of his choice. He was selected

ALEX HOPPER, MARY GRACE SHIERS, AND MEGAN GREENWAY for this honor by the club’s scholarship committee. Alex Hopper lives with his dad, Rick and Dana Hopper. Our blessings will follow him through his career in the medical field. He plans to become a registered nurse. From the third grade two students excelled in academics for three years. They are Mary Grace Shiers, daughter of Mark and Sheila Shiers, and Megan

Greenway, daughter of Keith and Melissa Ryals Greenway. Megan was obviously pleased as she performed cartwheels after Ralph Mays presented her with $50 for her college fund!! These girls will be watched for nine more years. Perhaps one of them will be selected for excelling in high school. Do you remember doing cartwheels? I wish I could still do that fun activity, but ... oh well. Another dog has been dropped in Jacks Creek. She is a sweet-looking beagle covered with fleas and ticks zapping her energy, and obviously not being fed properly. She doesn’t belong to anyone, because she was scared and ran away from helping hands. There were three male dogs desiring to keep her company. Those of age know these males only wanted to comfort her for a short time. In a few weeks a new litter of mixed beagles might be on your porch. The only solution is to spay and neuter. Help solve the problem – eliminate a few items to save the money for the procedure to stop overpopulation of unwanted animals. Be responsible and take good care of your pets with proper vet care. Animals – furry family members – need good food and fresh water in a clean ceramic or stainless steel bowl. How would

Ingredients: Marinade 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 2 to 4 teaspoons salt, or to taste 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 4 long skewers Sauce 1 tablespoon butter 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cayenne pepper, finely chopped 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons paprika Salt to taste 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 1 cup heavy cream Directions: you like to eat or drink out of a dirty container? If you become ill don’t you go to the doctor if your illness lingers? Why would you not do the same for your pet? The little lab-mix, dropped in Jacks Creek who entered my yard recently, has a new home. He is loved and knows it. His belly is full and he is headed to the vet for a “change” in his thinking. Spay and neuter should be a law so we would have to buy a “furry family” member from a dependable source. Think about that! If you bought a dog or cat would you be less likely to torture it like those young teenagers in Jackson Monday? God did create animals for His pleasure.

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and 4 teaspoons salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Preheat a lightly greased grill pan on the stovetop to medium heat. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until a golden brown, crispy crust forms, about 5 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlic and cayenne pepper for 1 minute. Season with cumin, paprika, and salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add grilled chicken, and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with rice and/or vegetables. For an authentic Indian flair, serve with warm pita bread or naan.

Are Japanese beetles attacking us for attacking Japan? Our garden is being attacked by these beetles. Our tomatoes are dying, so Don bought traps. It’s shocking to see how many have been caught in a short time. Even my flowers are food for them. Our roses suffered and some plant leaves have holes. Some plants are in “Intensive Care Waiting.” Our community expresses sympathy to two families. The family and friends of James “Bud” Allen (12-31-36 to 6-7-12) from Enville. He was buried in Milledgeville Cemetery Wednesday. And the family and friends of Bernice Irene Conder Lott (2-2718 to 6-15-12) from Cabo-

Enville area. She was buried in Cabo Cemetery Monday. Her sister-inlaw, Naomi Shultz Lott and I visited Bernice and Travis while they lived at Chester County Healthcare. She was a sweet good woman. Naomi truly loved her and visited the couple each week. God bless these families in the loss of a loved one. John Powell sums this love quite well, “The only love worthy of a name is unconditional.”


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Only Yesterday “Do not ‘telephone’ the fish” From the files of the Chester County Independent June 19, 1942 “Buggies Take Limelight At Park Sunday” The old gray mare, the whiffle tree – and the buggy will take the limelight Sunday afternoon at Chickasaw State Park in an event sponsored by the Chickasaw Sportsmen's Club. Attracting most interest will be a horse and buggy and wagon parade at 2 o'clock. Costumes of the 90's and liveried coachmen with high hats will be seen as “time rolls back.” The new barn at the park will be dedicated and walking horses and saddle horses and just horses will parade. A variety program of entertainment in which the Chester County High School Band will participate will be presented. Well known speakers will address the crowd. There will be no admission fee and a large crowd is expected. “Long, Hard War, Says Cecil Brown” Cecil Brown, the wellknown foreign correspondent, recently made a speaking tour of this country. In a radio broadcast from Los Angeles, he said that he had been enormously impressed by the incredible strides American industry is making in producing for war. At the same time, he added, he was disturbed by the excessive degree of optimism held by many of us. In short, too large a proportion of the American people are not yet convinced that this will be a long and hard war. That kind of optimism is not held in informed circles. Most of the experts still think that another New Year's Day will come before the United Nations will be able to engage in major, continued offensive drives against the enemy. In 1943, they forecast, a gigantic effort to knock Hitler out of the war will be made. Then, in 1944, the United Nations will be able to turn their full and undivided attention to Japan. And so, by that year's end, the war may be over. Other experts consider that timetable too optimistic. They argue that both Germany and Japan have immense armies and resources, and that it will take another year or two to wear them down and bring them to their knees. In any event, no informed commentator subscribes to the current rumors that the war is likely to be ended before 1942 passes. And none of them makes the popular mistake of thinking that minor United Nations' victories constitute major disasters for the enemy.

June 20, 1952

“Lions Club To Sponsor Rodeo Here June 24 & 26” The Chester County Lions Club

Happy Birthday wishes go to Denise Taylor on June 22; Amanda Elise Seymore, and Kathaline

Mooney on June 23; Kevin Troutman, and Mike McDowell on June 27. Happy Anniversary to Edward and Tiffany Jones on June 21; Bobby and Gail Durbin on June 22; and Larry and Anita Lambert on June 26. We sure hope everyone who was able to make some happy memories on Father's Day did so. Have a great week and call 989-0212 with your news.

Lift Wellness Center presents cooking demonstration is sponsoring a big rodeo here for two nights ... at Memorial Park at 8:00 each night. The Bar-H Ranch Rodeo boasts of 20 cowboys and cowgirls and their repertoire includes bull riding, calf roping, trick riding, trick roping and bronc riding. Johnnie Garber with his famous wonder horse, Goldy, will also be a feature. The rodeo management is making a flat offer of $50 to any local man that will stay aboard “Mr. Atomic” for only eight seconds.

Chester County Independent archives, June 20, 1952

and Fish Commission, has posted a $50 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons using electric shocking equipment to illegally take fish. Chief Bingham cautions that electric shocking, known locally as “telephoning,” threatens the entire fish population of some areas and urges sportsmen and other interested citizens to report violations of this nature to the nearest conservation officer.

June 15, 1962

“Potential Fallout Shelter Space Located For 1,655,000 Persons” Potential fallout shelter space for 1,655,000 persons has been located in Tennessee by the public shelter survey now entering its second phase, State Civil Defense Director Col. Robert L. Fox announced today. Col. Fox stressed that the shelter space could not be made available to the public without the cooperation of property owners. “Since the lives of a million or more people could be at stake, we are urging owners of property where potential shelters have been found to grant permission for the use of the areas as shelters in event of enemy attack,” CD officials said. Seven hundred eightyfour thousand spaces would be immediately usable in that the areas in which they are located have a protection factor of 100 or better. (One would receive about 100 times less radiation in a Chester County Independent archives, June 20, 1952 shelter with a protection factor of 100 than he Admission will be $1.00 for would receive if totally unprotected adults and 50 cents for children and form the radiation source.) An additional 871,000 spaces the Lions Club will put all proceeds received into the Chester County could be provided in existing buildings and special facilities (caves, Sight Conservation fund. “Welfare Report For Month Of mines, tunnels, etc.) by making necessary modifications such as May” During May 1952, 354 persons improving habitability or increasing received Old Age Assistance in the protection factor to 100 or betChester County with the average ter. June 15, 1972 grant being $33.78. There were 14 Aid to the Blind recipients, who “State Dairy Princess To received an average grant of Spotlight The 'June Is Dairy $39.61. During the same period, 92 Month’ Promotion Here” If Melburn Connor, Chester families drew an average of $44.42 each for Aid to Dependent County Farm Bureau June Dairy Chairman, and Carmon Johnson, Children. State Director of American Dairy “Notice Fishermen!” Tom L. Bingham, Chief of Law Association, have their way, every Enforcement for the State Game person in the county will be made

Chester County Independent archives, June 15, 1972

BUSY FINGERS – Classes for Junior and Senior High School girls in crewel embroidery are currently underway at the Chester County Library under the sponsorship of the library and the Chester County Arts Association. Classes are being taught by Mrs. Bill Leonard and Mrs. Dick Nall. Mrs. Leonard said it is hoped that classes for adults can be taught in the coming fall months. The classes meet each Tuesday morning.

aware that JUNE IS DAIRY MONTH in Chester County as well as all across the United States. Purpose of the promotion is to promote the use of dairy products and a salute to the dairy farmers who produce these products. Highlight of the June Is Dairy Month promotion here will be next Wednesday when Tennessee State Dairy Princess Miss Cathy Ann Combs will visit the city and pass out free samples of dairy products at local grocery stores. Miss Combs will also be the honoree at a luncheon sponsored by the Farm Bureau at noon. Also expected to attend the luncheon will be the county dairy recipe winners, Mrs. Reba Pierce and Lisa Holland along with dairy poster contest winners Danette Naylor and Lisa Peddy. Prizes will be awarded these winners at the conclusion of the luncheon.

The LIFT Wellness Center, an affiliate of West Tennessee Healthcare, will present “Raise Your Spatula To Good Health!” on Saturday, June 23. This heart healthy cooking demonstration with Chef Josh Dziedzicki will start at 9 a.m. at the Farmers Market in Jackson. “Chef Josh” says you can learn how to cook a healthy three course meal that is quick, simple and tastes great. He is an executive chef at JacksonMadison county General Hospital and will be giving

out free samples of his meals and recipes! The menu for the cooking demonstration will include: Fresh summer vegetable garden salad; Honeyed Pork Loin; Sauteed summer vegetable medley; and Strawberry shortcake The event is free to the public and will preview cooking demonstrations planned at the new LIFT Wellness Center scheduled to open in January. For more information, call Miki Martin at 5419391.


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Bayless and Walker to represent county in West Tennessee Idol Top 10 Finale she was nervous about singing she states “I’m always nervous,” but she was excited to meet Castro. Both ladies opened for Jason Castro on June 16 in Jackson as part of the Run Jackson festival. The festival “exists to promote The Greer Campaign’s mission of uniting fathers and uniting families on Father’s Day weekend.” – according to jacksonnewsnow.com. A “Meet the Contestants” event will be held on June 23 at E. W. James & Sons in Huntingdon. The West Tennessee Idol Showdown Top 10 Finale will be held at 2 p.m. on Photos by Marney E. Gilliam, Independent

Abbie Bayless and Ashtyn Walker are Chester County’s finalists for West Tennessee Idol.

By Marney E. Gilliam Staff Writer

With the finale of West Tennessee Idol right around the corner, excitement is mounting as Chester Countians prepare to watch two of their own go head to head with finalists from all over West Tennessee. Our county is proudly represented by two young ladies, Abbie Bayless and Ashtyn Walker. Twelve-year-old Abbie Bayless started singing when she was three-years old at a church talent show. She sang “Stuck on You” by Elvis Presley. She began taking singing lessons with Kimberly Helton when she was five-years old. That same year, she entered the Jackson Talent Show and won. Bayless enjoys listening to and singing country and blues. Her favorite artists are Etta James, Christina Aguilar and Carrie Underwood because “they really feel their music and you can really feel it when they sing it too ... .” She explains “... I want to touch others too when I sing. They [her favorite artists] do that with their music.” Those musicians have also inspired her because “they have accomplished so much and they’re … so appreciated in the music industry.” She states “I want to be like that someday.” Bayless has written a couple of country songs, but she has not sung them yet. She says she comes up with the songs from “real situations in life or maybe like a situation with a friend or something like that. Because if you write about real facts, people can feel it.” Bayless has sung at the Barbeque Festival every year, the fair, many talent shows around the area, and she has been in West Tennessee Idol since she was seven-years old. She has made it to the finals once before, when she was nine. She has opened for Rebecca Lynn Howard and some other “big name artists” and sang at the Country Music Awards Festival in Nashville on June 9 of this year. To Bayless, singing is about “getting to meet new people, sharing with the people who love the same thing you love to do. I’ve sung at places before and just people start crying just because how they felt the music when I sang it and how they appreciated how I sang and it really felt good.” Upon completing high school she wants to go to

college and study law. She would ultimately like to be “a successful recording artist in country music and also bringing in some blues into country music.” She is very excited about being in the finale competition and loves being on stage where she “feels most comfortable”. Seventeen-year old Ashtyn Walker started singing when she was nine-years old and began taking voice lessons that same year with the same voice coach that Bayless used. Walker did not want to sing at first but once Helton got her on stage she “started liking it a lot more than I thought I would.” Helton would encourage both girls to enter any talent show that she could find to help them gain experience. Giggling Walker recounted her favorite memory of singing “Whenever I won the Barbeque Festival when I was nine-years old. I sang ‘Life Number 9’ and I don’t know, it was really fun.” Walker explains her taste in music “I don’t like the new country as much but I sing a lot of the old country ... Tammy Wynette and stuff like that. I like to redo old songs.” She states “I love Martina McBride and I love Carrie Underwood but I also like Loretta

Lynn.” Helton has been inspirational to Walker. “She has always encouraged me to do everything and I’ve always looked up to her for advice ... on singing and so she has really helped me.” Walker states that she has sung in the past at the Barbeque Festival, Relay for Life, Selmer Idol, and the fair. This is her fourth time being in West Tennessee Idol and her third time being in the finals. In the past she has also sung with her band, Madison Avenue, at Fun on the Farm Jamboree in Huntingdon and in front of Whitney Duncan for the Huntingdon Idol. Walker shared her dream for the future “my goal is probably one day to be on the Grand Ole Opry.” In the fall, she plans to attend Jackson State Community College for two years and then transfer to Murray. She wants to be a kindergarten teacher. As to being in the Finale competition of West Tennessee Idol Walker states “It’s really fun. I’ve done it before and I really enjoy it. ... It’s not like a competition to me anymore cause it’s always fun when you’re backstage and we all support each other and ... we have a good time so I enjoy it.

And it’s good to get the feedback from the judges too. I enjoy that.” When questioned as to whether

June 24 at the NED in Jackson. Tickets are $10 at the door. Come out and support our local favorites as they compete for the chance to win a place in the state competition and move one step closer to achieving their dreams of becoming a music superstar.


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Opinion

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pepper farmers no more? A new year, a new crop As the gardening season progresses, it appears that this year Chris and I won’t reprise our roles as pepper farmers. Due to some extremely zealous tomato plants, our peppers have been overshadowed, and without adequate sunlight, I doubt we’ll have a hearty crop. Our sixfoot-by-six-foot raised garden has had many positive effects on our ability to make plants grow, but there’s only so much room for plants. When the plants were small, we thought that a few rows of peppers next to the tomatoes would be a good idea. There seemed to be enough room for everything, and judging by last year’s crop, I doubted that anything would take a significant growth spurt. That was two months ago, and now we have tomato plants that are taller than Chris is. Granted, the bed is raised about two feet, but that still makes for some extremely tall tomatoes. We started with some three-foot stakes and a roll of gardening twine to hold our tomato plants upright, but when they began toppling over the highest point of the twine trellis, we upgraded to a mail-order tomato cage. Unfortunately, we didn’t think before we snipped the twine, and all of the tomato plants came crashing down, crushing an unsuspecting okra plant and sending our tomatoes into shock. With a little work, we set the tomatoes back to some semblance of order, and a good drink of water and some plant food helped them overcome their shock. The tomatoes are so bushy and wild that we still need twine and stakes to keep them from taking over our entire garden, but we’ve pretty much given up hope that the bell peppers will produce. They are lost in the tomato jungle where it is very dark and cramped. I’ll give it to the peppers that they have remained very leafy and green through all of this, but I have yet to see any fruit forming. Our jalapeños and cayenne peppers are doing a little better than the bell peppers. They managed to get rows were the tomatoes have been more successfully held back. I haven’t seen any peppers starting to form, but they are getting tall and straight, and they have plenty of light to produce fruit as the summer progresses. Since it’s been a warm spring, it’s easy to forget that summer hasn’t even really begun. By all indications from the weather, summer started in April, but this is, in fact, the true first week of summer. I keep looking at my plants and wondering why they are so slow to produce, but in truth, they are being exceptionally fast growers for summer to not even really be here. Last Saturday, we picked our first tomato of the year. It was a black cherry tomato, and it was perfect inside and out. Chris and I decided to grow heirloom tomatoes this year, and black cherry was one of his picks. They have a dark, purplish skin and a deep red flesh, and they are delicious – at least judging by our first tomato. We have many clusters that are getting ready to ripen, but the first is always the most exciting. We also have Tommy Toes, Cherokee Purple, German Pink, Delicious and Indian River that have all produced some young tomatoes. Now, we must simply wait for them to ripen. We grew tomatoes last year, and our plants never took off as well as they have this year. They stayed about two-feet tall, and each one only produced a few fruits, most of which rotted before they ever ripened. We’ve learned from our mistakes, and now we are much more careful about checking the pH levels of the soil and making sure our plants get enough nutrients. Having a good garden takes more than simply watering the plants and hoping for the best. Corn is something that neither of us has ever grown, but we decided it would be nice to have fresh corn on the cob, so we planted a patch. So far, our corn stalks each have a few ears, and we had one that looked ready compared to all the others. We picked it, shucked it, and were greatly disappointed that it only had about 15 mature kernels. I guess we learned our lesson about getting too excited. I’m still not sure how to tell when the remaining ears are ready, but I know we’ll give them more time on the stalk. While we have had a few slow starters, the squash has flourished almost as much as the tomatoes have. Last year, we had a nice butternut squash vine, but the baby squash never got bigger than a baseball before the vines died (I think we had some hungry voles that ate the roots). In our raised garden, the roots are protected, and the squash plants have taken off. One butternut vine is at least 10-feet long, and it has a squash that is more than three times the size of last year’s failed crop. We have several smaller baby squash, and on another vine, I’ve noticed an acorn squash beginning to grow. Somehow, we forgot to plant yellow summer squash, and we’ve been lamenting the fact that all we have are winter squash in our garden. Unfortunately, we simply didn’t have any more room to plant. Our peppers are already overcrowded and we can’t tell where one tomato plant begins and another ends. We’ve taken to training sprawling, viney plants to climb up rather than spread out – not that it’s saved us much space. Next year, we’ve decided to clear our hilltop and have a “real” garden where we can spread out and everything won’t be crushed side-by-side. We plan to turn our raised bed into a strawberry bed, and the rest of the garden will have plenty of room – and light – to grow at its own speed.

Will new energy wonder of the world be built?

What soars 3,000 feet into the sky, can produce 2,500 megawatts of electricity per hour and costs $5 billion? No, it’s not a giant nuclear powered rocket ship or a mountain covered in solar panels. The answer is either (1.) a massive engineering pipedream, (2.) one of the greatest boondoggles foisted on the public in the name of renewable energy or (3.) a new wonder of the modern world. Clean Wind Energy wants investors and governments to believe No. 3 is the correct answer when it comes to the “down draft tower,” proposed for 1,760 desert acres in San Luis, Arizona. The edifice would be taller than the pyramids and more massive than an oil tanker. Desalinated water would be pumped by Mexico from the Sea of Cortez to San Luis where, according to the Maryland

company’s website, a hollow cylinder with a water spray system at the top would rise more than a half mile above the arid ground. “Pumps deliver water… to spray a fine mist across the entire opening. The water evaporates and cools the hot dry air at the top. The cooled air is denser and heavier than the outside warmer air and falls through the cylinder at speeds up to and in excess of 50 mph, driving the turbines located at the base of the structure. The turbines power generators to produce electricity,” explains Clean Wind Energy. Voila! Not only does the Tower of Babylon – excuse me – downdraft tower generate power, it produces fresh water that can be used to transform San Luis and neighboring environs into an oasis, not to mention creating 2,500 construction and 1,000

permanent jobs. All this glorious promise is from a startup company whose shares were trading at 4.5 cents each at the end of March. Now, go back in time and imagine you are a local government appointee who sits on an ancient Egyptian zoning board reviewing a petition from Pharaoh for construction of a new pyramid and a giant sphinx. “You say this is solely for the glory and vanity of Great Pharaoh and has no other purpose?” The engineering minister yawns and answers, “Basically yes, but it will create several thousand slave positions and probably become a popular tourist attraction for a couple of ages. We think it can be funded partially through an energy stimulus package because both structures will cast large shadows and provide cooling from the desert sun.” Would you be skeptical or say, “Sounds like a good idea!” and scratch your approval on a clay tablet? The Yuma Sun reported on the decision of San Luis’ Planning and Zoning Commission when con-

fronted with the downdraft tower project. It resulted in a 5-1 vote to send the application to the city council for approval. “The single vote against the project came from Commissioner Hipolito Reyes, who urged postponing a vote until [the commission] and the public could learn more about what Clean Wind Energy CEO and President Ronald Pickett said would be a first-ofits-kind green energy project,” wrote The Sun. This just proves there is a skeptic in every crowd who can’t go along with the dreamers and Big Idea salesmen. Can’t Mr. Reyes see the tourism potential in this project? Whether or not the downdraft tower functions as advertised, it will cast a wide shadow, thereby cooling San Luis on scorching days and luring visitors who desire a glimpse of America’s new energy wonder of the modern world – all for a mere $5 billion. And we thought the Tennessee Valley Authority hydroelectric dam system was impressive.

Activate your adrenaline By Gov. Bill Haslam Tennessee

In Tennessee this summer, we are encouraging travelers to “Activate Your Adrenaline.” There’s so much to see and do across the state, the biggest challenge is deciding where to start. Tennessee’s State Parks system is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Our parks preserve and protect some of Tennessee’s most beautiful and important land areas for our citizens and visitors to enjoy. There is no admission charge, and there is a state park located within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state. What a great place to consider for making summer plans whether for visitors from out of town or for those of us who have lived here all of our lives. You can take a leisurely hike along pristine trails through beautiful wooded canopies or tackle a longer excursion up a mountain, crisscrossing waterfalls and shallow creeks, climbing over fallen timbers or navigating steep ascents and descents for more of a challenge. Our state parks and nat-

ural recreation areas offer a variety of activities. You can hike, fish, mountain bike, golf, picnic, stargaze, bird watch, rock climb, kayak, canoe, or sit under a shade tree and read a good book. Most importantly, take some time to relax and enjoy Tennessee’s great outdoors. Summer is also a great time to experience some of Tennessee’s most iconic attractions. Chattanooga has the Tennessee Aquarium, Ruby Falls, the Incline Railway and Rock City, which is celebrating 80 years as one of America’s most beloved tourism sites. Knoxville is highlighting outdoor tourism with a brand new Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center, as well as the Ijams Wilderness Center, providing an urban wilderness experience for citydwellers and city visitors, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is only a short drive. Summer in Tennessee wouldn’t be complete without a trip to America’s No. 1 most visited national park. The Smoky Mountains is a 500,000acre park with an

International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site. It is one of Tennessee’s great natural treasures. The mountain towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville offer fun for everyone with dynamic attractions including Dollywood, Titanic Pigeon Forge, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Wilderness at the Smokies, Tanger Outlets for great shopping, and the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Just up the road, in Northeast Tennessee, visitors can experience one of America’s most important recently discovered archaeological sites at the Natural History Museum and Visitor’s Center at Gray Fossil Site. Spend a day at Kingsport’s Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium or take time to visit Tennessee’s oldest incorporated city Jonesborough, and the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway in August is one of the hottest tickets in sports. Tennessee also has 700 historic monuments and

museums, including the homes of three presidents: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage in Nashville; James K. Polk’s home in Columbia; and Andrew Johnson’s home and gravesite in Greeneville. Nashville is Music City, with sights and sounds to inspire the music lover in all of us. The Grand Ole Opry, America’s longest running live radio show, is center stage. Must-see attractions include the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ryman Auditorium, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Studio B and the famous downtown Honky Tonks on lower Broadway. For summer family fun, Nashville Shores on Percy Priest Lake, one of our state’s premier water parks, was named by USA Today as Tennessee’s Best Beach for 2012. Memphis, the Bluff City, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, is “Home of the Blues” and the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” There is no question why with places like Graceland, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Rock and Soul See HASLAM, Page 9-A


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Haslam Museum, Sun Studio and one of the most famous music streets in the world – Beale. Also, not to be missed is the National Civil Rights Museum, an inspiring tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Tennessee is also the only entire state in the U.S. designated a Civil War National Heritage Area. And what better time than during the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War to remember this important time in our history?

Visit one of Tennessee’s national battlefields, including Shiloh, Stones River, C h i c k a m a u g a Chattanooga, or Fort Donelson. Or take the time to stop along Tennessee’s Civil War Trail, with more than 250 interpreted markers throughout the state. Travelers can also experience some of the best of our state along the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways, 16 selfguided driving trails featuring off-the-beat sites and attractions, eateries, agritourism sites, fun museums, outdoor activities and much more. For additional details on the

Pie in the Sky Trail, Rocky Top Trail, Ring of Fire Trail, Walking Tall Trail or any one of the additional trails, visit www.tnvacation.com. As you can see, there’s plenty to do in Tennessee to “Activate your Adrenaline.” I hope you enjoy a fun-filled summer with your family and friends and are able to take advantage of the many opportunities there are right here in Tennessee. As always, I’m interested in hearing from you. Let me know what fun things you’re experiencing in Tennessee this summer at bill.haslam @tn.gov.

Readers express concern about tax increases To the Editor and concerned citizens in Chester County: We as residents of Chester County elected County Commissioners to make decisions for the county based on the desires and needs of its residents. A property tax increase, as well as a wheel tax increase, has recently been passed by commissioners.

An additional property tax increase has been proposed, and will be voted on this month. Is the commissioner for your district voting according to your wishes? If not, please go to the next commissioners’ meeting to express your feelings.

To the Editor and concerned citizens in Chester County: I would like to thank Mr. Ralph B. Scott for the letter commenting on my letter about the unfair wheel tax. Hopefully there can be an intelligent dialogue about the fairness or unfairness of the wheel tax at the Commission meeting July 2, 2012. I understand the part of your letter about the “17-year-old jeep,” the “things happen in life” part, I even understand the part about higher taxes in other parts of the country. I don’t understand the last paragraph of your letter, “So act like an adult, pay the taxes that are required, and be thankful for the Mayor, and others, who are watching out for all of us in this small town in West Tennessee!” I think being a 55-year-old, a grandfather of five, well qualifies me as an adult.

And writing a check to the Chester County Trustee every year since 1979 qualifies me as a property tax payer. Let’s focus on whether the wheel tax is fair or unfair, and who knows, if you hold on to that jeep another seven years you could get an Antique Vehicle tag that is only paid once and is good for life. That would be a great question for the Commissioners. Are Antique vehicles tags going to be taxed yearly, or will they be exempt? Please attend the Commission meeting July 2, 2012 and let your voice be heard, whether for or against the wheel tax. Whatever the Commission decides will be a part of life in Chester County for a long time to come.

Sincerely, Leonard Welch

Sincerely, Harold Spain

Alexander cosponsors legislation to preserve Manhattan Project sites as historical park U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today cosponsored a bill introduced by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) that would turn several Manhattan Project sites, including areas of Oak Ridge, into a National Historical Park. “The Manhattan Project is one of the most significant events in American history and these sites deserve to be a national park. I am glad to cosponsor this bill and look forward to working with Sen. Bingaman to make changes before it can become law, including making sure that there is enough flexibility in the legislation so that examples of the Alphabet housing and Jackson Square can be appropriately recognized as part of the park.” In 2004, Sen. Alexander cosponsored the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Study Act which directed the Department of Interior to conduct a study of the Manhattan Project sites for potential inclusion in the National Park System. Two years ago, the Interior Department recommended the creation of a Manhattan Project National Historical Park with units at Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, and Hanford. The bill would include several historically significant sites at Oak Ridge including Beta-3 racetracks and Alpha Calutron

magnets at Y-12. National Historical Parks are part of the national park system and are commonly areas that are larger and more complex than national historic

sites.

Jackson Life Member Telephone Pioneers to meet June 21 The Jackson Life Member Telephone Pioneers will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at Perkins Restaurant in Jackson. Our project for June will be the Star Center Fundraising Luncheon. All retired communications employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For additional information, call 423-0944.

Canning College June 21 and July 26 UT Extension Chester County will host a Canning College at Chester County High School from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 21 and July 26th. These classes are for both novice and experienced canners! Each session will cover the basics of canning and the recommended techniques to ensure the foods you preserve at home are safe. The class on June 21 will focus on preserving high acid foods and jellies, and the class on July 26 will focus on preserving low acid foods and pickles. Cost is $40 per person per session, or $70 per person for both sessions. Pre-registration is required and must be done at least one week in advance of the class. Space is limited! For more information, call the local office at 989-2103.

Methodist men to sell barbeque chickens June 23 On Saturday, June 23, the Men of Trinity and First United Methodist Church will be selling barbeque chickens. Chickens will be ready for pick up between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Henderson Farmers’ Market on N. Church Ave. Whole chickens are $7 and half chickens are $4. The money raised goes to sponsor the Methodist youth group.

Buzz-A-Thon for Back-toSchool Store June 25 Ponytails Salon is having a Buzz-A-Thon on Monday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three stylists will be on hand to offer buzz cuts for $5. All proceeds will go toward the First-Trinity United Methodist Churches’ Back-to-School Store. A $5 donation will be happily accepted if you do not want a buzz cut. Tickets will be available. For more information, contact Ponytails at 989-5089.

Benefit for Dewayne Climer June 26 A benefit for Chester County Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Climer will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 at Express Pizza & Subs, 665 East Main Street. The benefit is being hosted by Express Pizza and radio station FM 91. The benefit will consist of sales from the all you can eat pizza buffet, salad bar and full-line dessert bar. All proceeds raised will go directly to help off-set Climer’s medical and living expenses. For more information, contact Karey Arnold at 435-1088.

Girl Talk on June 26 Girl Talk is a four-week program offered by Chester County UT Extension office. This program is designed for girls ages 9-12 and their mothers in a classroom setting to discuss sexuality and their changing bodies. Goals of the class include promoting open communication within the family, create a lasting bond between mothers and daughters, increasing a girl’s positive self-esteem and providing factual information about sexuality. This class is a four-week class, taught in two-hour increments. The class date is June 26 from 6-8 p.m. Classes will be at the UT Extension office. Cost for each mother/daughter pair is $40, including all supplies, refreshments, door prizes, etc., that are provided to make each session fun and enjoyable! Scholarships may be available upon request and approval of scholarship application. Call 989-2103 for more information.

Pinson Mounds Jr. Ranger camp June 27-29 We are having our Jr. Ranger camp from 9 a.m. until noon June 27-29. The best part about this camp/program is that it’s completely free! Please call the Pinson Mounds State Park Museum at 988-5614 and talk to one of the rangers about reserving a spot in our camp! Interested kids ages 6-14 may attend. Upon completion of the program you will take the Junior Ranger pledge, receive your badge, and be sworn in as an official Tennessee State Park Junior Ranger!

Democrat Executive Committee Meeting June 28 There will be a meeting of the Democratic Executive Committee at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Henderson City Hall.

Gospel singing at Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center June 28 There will be a gospel singing at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center, formally known as Chester County Healthcare. The Jubliers, and guest Daphne Johnson, are the featured singers. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.

Noah’s Ark Preschool taking registrations Noah’s Ark Preschool is currently taking registrations to begin the program in fall. We

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have openings in several age groups including the K-4 class. Our K-4 class is taught using the A Beka curriculum to prepare these students for kindergarten. If you have any questions about any of these classes please call Tay McDaniel at 431-0173 or First United Methodist Church at 989-2732.

UT Extension Camps start July 3 We are currently accepting applications for Junior High camp (July 3-6 for grades 68), and Junior camp (July 9-13 for grades 46). Sixth-grade 4-H members may attend Junior High camp, Junior camp or both. Contact our office at 989-2103 if you want or need more information or if you need an application.

Selmer Senior Center trip to San Antonio deposit due July 5 Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a wonderful seven day/six night trip Oct. 2026, 2012, to San Antonio, Texas. Cost of the trip is $989 each with double occupancy. The $100 deposit is due by July 5, with the final payment by Aug. 23. For more information, contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843.

CCHS Class of 1957 to have 55th Reunion on July 7 The Chester County High School Class of 1957 will have a 55th Reunion Saturday, July 7, at the Chester County Middle School. For more information, contact Carlin Hurst at 989-1030.

CCHS Class of 1992 reunion July 14 The Chester County High School class of 1992 will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Miss Ollie’s, in Jackson. The cost is $50 per person. Please contact Jay Johnson for more information at 435-1120 or cchsclassof1992@gmail.com.

Charity Horse Show for Youth Town July 14 The Mid-South Horse Show Association is hosting the 25th Annual Mid-South Charity Horse to “Kick Youth Addictions” benefiting Youth Town of Tennessee. Former Miss America Kelley Cash (1987) will be singing the national anthem. Admission price is $5. Children under 12 are admitted free. It will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Pugh Bourne Park, 343 Oakfield Rd, in Oakfield. For more information, contact Mike Roby at mroby@youthtown.net or call 988-5251.

CCHS Class of 1952 - 60th year reunion on July 28 The Chester County High School Class of 1952 will have a 60th Reunion Saturday, July 28, at Whiskers Restaurant. If you were ever a part of this class you are invited to attend. The doors open at 10:30 a.m., and a buffet style meal will be served at noon. Letters have been mailed to classmates. If you have questions, contact Jo Ann Ross Altier at 9894719. If no answer, leave a message.

CCHS Class of 1962 - 50th year reunion on Aug. 11 The Chester County High School Class of 1962 will have a 50th Reunion Saturday, Aug. 11, at Whiskers Restaurant. If you were ever a part of this class you are invited to attend. The reunion will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and a buffet style meal will be served at noon. If you have not received a letter, please contact Diane Jordan at 989-5991 or 2170993 for more information.

Southwest HRA announces transportation assistance to voters in 2012 for Photo ID Starting in 2012, registered voters in Tennessee will have to show government issued photo identification in order to cast a ballot at the polls. Voters may call the agency at 1-800-372-6013 for more information about scheduling trips and trip fares.

Selmer Senior Center plans trips Selmer Senior Center is offering several wonderful trips for 2012, something for everyone. For more information on any of these great trips, contact Hollie Knight at 731-645-7843.

Artifacts needed for CC Museum Leadership Chester County Class of 2011 is now accepting artifacts for the Chester County Museum that will be housed in the Tennessee Room of the Chester County Library. Categories for items that will be accepted are Native Americans, Civil War, farming, industry, education, the Henderson Centennial, or other pieces of history that are prior to 1980. Items donated must be particular to Chester County. For information, contact the library at 989-4673 or check out the museum page on Facebook.

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


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Obituary/Religion

Obituaries Frances Virginia Bentley Thompson April 25, 1939 – June 9, 2012 Frances Virginia Bentley Thompson, 73, resident of Henderson, former resident of Memphis and the Macon Community in Fayette County, died Saturday morning, June 9, 2012 at her residence, following an extended illness. Services of Remembrance for Mrs. Thompson were conducted Monday, June 11 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland with her cousin, Rev. Billy Credile of Belmont, Miss. officiating. Interment followed in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 64. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center – West Chapel at Oakland. She was born April 25, 1939 in Belmont, Miss. At an early age she moved with her family to the Macon Community of Fayette County and received her education in the Fayette County Public School System. She was married June 7, 1955 to S.T. Thompson, a long distance truck operator for many years in the Memphis area before his retirement. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were residents of Memphis for a number of years, where she was employed in healthcare by various Memphis medical facilities. She was a devoted member of the Wells Station Baptist Church in Memphis for many years, where she participated in numerous church activities. She had been a resident of the Henderson community for the past four years to be near other family members who live in Chester County. She was a homemaker who was devoted to her family and friends. She enjoyed special times with her grandchildren and received much pleasure from her pet canines Scooter, Tootsie and Max. She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin Astor Bentley and Mary Jane Duke Bentley. In addition to her husband of 57 years, Mrs. Thompson is survived by her daughter, Deborah “Debbie” Belton of Nashville; four sons, Jack Thompson (Lucy) of Enville, Leon Thompson of Somerville, Danny Ralph Thompson (Leisa) of Memphis, and Wayne Thompson of Enville; her brother, Jack Bentley of Somerville; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Those honored to serve as casket bearers were Jack Thompson, Leon Thompson, Ralph Thompson, Wayne Thompson, Tommy Thompson and Jeremy Thompson. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, c/o Linda Taylor, 16845 Highway 64, Somerville, TN 38068; Shelby County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 718 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103; or the Chester County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, c/o Beverly Morton, 325 State Route 225, Henderson, TN 38340. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) June 21, 2012

Patricia Faye Holland Date of Death – June 10, 2012 Patricia Faye Holland, 69, of North Carolina passed away on June 10, 2012 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Evergreen Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky., with interment Friday, June 15, 2012 in Evergreen Cemetery. Patricia was a member of Calvary Apostolic Church in Louisville, Ky. She was a member and receptionist for Adventure House in Shelby, N.C. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Solon and Lettie Mary Pittman Holland; and a sister, Brenda Joyce. Patricia is survived by her siblings, Linda Dyson (Steve) and Jerry Holland (Deborah); two nieces; five nephews; four greatnieces; and two great-nephews. Memorial contributions can be made to Tupelo Children’s Mansion, Tupelo, Miss. Please leave your condolences online at www.evergreen-louisville.com. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) June 21, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bernice Conder Lott Feb. 27, 1918 – June 15, 2012 Bernice Irene Conder Lott, 94, passed peacefully from this life on June 15, 2012, at Humboldt Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Humboldt. Funeral services were Monday, June 18, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Schwartz presiding. Burial followed in Cabo Cemetery at Enville. Pallbearers were Greg Armour, Eric Egbert, Tim Nash, Dale Conder, Jr., Robert Conder and Michael Varnell. She was born Feb. 27, 1918 to the late Robert Taylor Conder and Sarah Katherine (Katie) Goodwin Conder in the Cabo Community of Chester County. She grew up in Cabo and Enville and attended Chester County Schools. She married Travis Lott Dec. 23, 1949. She was a faithful and loving Christian, devoted to her family, church and friends. She loved cooking, sewing, reading, gardening and spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Armour (Greg) of Jackson; a granddaughter, Amy Egbert (Eric) of Medina; two great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn Elizabeth and Sarah Caroline Egbert of Medina; a brother, Ovid Conder of Humboldt; and a sister, Maxine Ahrens of Joliet, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband Travis, in 2009; three brothers, Cecil Conder, Neil Conder and Dale Conder Sr.; and her sister, Lucille Castle. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) June 21, 2012

James ‘Bud’ Allen Dec. 31, 1936 – June 17, 2012 James ‘Bud’ Allen, 75, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel. Burial followed in the Milledgeville Cemetery. He was born in Russellville, Ala., the son of the late Willie Nathaniel and Gladys Lucille Allen. He moved to Illinois at an early age where he met and married Dorothy Benton, on April 6, 1963. He was a musician for most of his adult life, while also working in industrial catering for 30 years and then serving as a security guard for the Secretary of State of Illinois for 14 years, from which he retired in 2006. He moved to Enville in 2007. He was a member of the Cabo Baptist Church and played gospel music in churches. He loved his dog Lillie and riding four wheelers. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Benton Allen of Enville; two daughters, Tammy Raynor (Bill) of Lockport, Ill. and Cathy Allen of Lisle, Ill.; one granddaughter, Taryn Sonnenberg (Steve); one great-grandson, Brayden Sonnenberg; two sisters, Martha ‘Chow’ Pass (Bernard) of Killen, Ala. and Bonnie Lou Procter of North Carolina; and a brother, Donald ‘Sonny’ Allen (Sharon) of Russellville, Ala. He was preceded in death by three sisters, O’Lean Pope, Nora ‘Sissy’ Sons and Margaret ‘Mimmie’ McCaig. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) June 21, 2012

Charles Randal Cearley July 11, 1960 – June 18, 2012 Randal Cearley, 51, passed away at his home in Pinson on June 18, 2012. There will be a private Memorial Service at a later date. Arrangements were provided by Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel in Henderson. He was born in Chester County and was a graduate of Southside High School, where he was a star football player. He worked as a plumber at C & C Plumbing. He is survived by a daughter, Rosemary Latham of Pinson; a grandson, Matthew Ayers; his mother, Peggy Copeland Cearley of Henderson; two sisters, Pamela Warren and Penny James both of Henderson; and two brothers, Paul Cearley of Jackson and Barry Cearley of Murfreesboro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Cearley, January 20, 2011, and his father, Charles E. Cearley, October 14, 2011. Memorials may be made to the West Tennessee Humane Society. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) June 21, 2012

Local Vacation Bible Schools Antioch Baptist Church VBS – June 18-22 In this one-week “Amazing Wonders Aviation” adventure at Antioch Baptist Church kids encounter God’s awesome power through Bible stories, crafts, motivating music and games. The programs are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, at the Antioch Baptist Church, 3415 Wilson School Road. For more information, contact Emily Brown at 989-0839, 989-7200, or browne3@tennk12.net.

North Henderson Church of Christ VBS – June18-22 The North Henderson Church of Christ, 607 Luray, will have their VBS from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22. The children will have breakfast, which will start at 8:30 a.m., and lunch. The theme is “Staying on the Right Track in a Troubled World.” If you need transportation, call Charles Howard at 989-5273. For more information, contact Marquis at 8790943. Do not miss this great event – come out and have a wonderful time. The public is invited.

Grace Baptist Church VBS – June 24-28 Grace Baptist Church VBS kickoff party will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. In this one-week “Amazing Wonders Aviation” adventure kids encounter God’s awesome power through Bible stories, crafts, motivating music and games. The programs are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24 through Thursday, June 28, at the Grace Baptist Church, 1202 45 N., Henderson TN 38340.

Unity Baptist Church VBS – June 25-29 The kickoff party for VBS at Unity Baptist Church will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. In this one-week “Amazing Wonders Aviation” adventure kids encounter God’s awesome power through Bible stories, crafts, motivating music and games. The programs are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, at the Unity Baptist Church,2475 State Route 22A N., Jacks Creek, TN 38347. Meals will be provided and transportation can be arranged.


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Enville Baptist Church 688-5404

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Mayor proclaims Elder Abuse Awareness Day; ties purple bow to remind citizens of victims. Chester County Mayor Dwain Seaton signed a proclamation Friday designating June 15 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day, in remembrance and recognition of abuse victims in Chester County. The County Mayor also placed a purple ribbon at the Courthouse Lawn as a reminder of abuse victims. “Elders are being neglected, financially exploited and physically assaulted every day,” said Mayor Seaton. “We need to be aware of our elderly neighbors and report abusive situations to Adult Protective Services.” If you think someone

you know is being subjected to elder abuse, call the Tennessee Elder Abuse line at 1-888-277-8366. The call can be made anonymously. Signs of abuse include unexplained bruises, isolation, or no money for food or medicine. Other signs include belittling or threatening the elder, bedsores and unattended medical needs; strained relationships can also be a tipoff as to abuse. “It is important that people know the signs and that they report abuse,” Mayor Seaton stated. “People's lives may depend on it.”

County Mayor Dwain Seaton ties a purple ribbon around a tree on the courthouse lawn as a reminder of abuse victims.

Clayton Acquires Farmers Bank of Lynchburg Clayton Bank and Trust announced last week that it had entered into a Purchase and Assumption Agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as a whole bank transaction to purchase substantially all of the assets and to assume all of the deposits of The Farmers Bank of Lynchburg, a Tennessee state bank. The Farmers Bank of Lynchburg has

branches in Lynchburg, Chapel Hill (operating as First State Bank of Chapel Hill), and Oakland and Somerville (operating as Oakland Deposit Bank). At the close of business on Friday, June 15, The Farmers Bank of Lynchburg was closed by the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, and the FDIC was named as Receiver. Simultaneously Clayton

Bank and Trust assumed all of the deposits and purchased substantially all of the assets. “We are delighted to welcome the clients and staff of The Farmers Bank of Lynchburg to our team,” said Eric Hamilton, President and CEO of Clayton Bank and Trust. “Kay and I are thrilled to have this opportunity to expand our circle of friends and clients in West

and Southern Middle Tennessee. The experience in working with our fine staff at American City Bank for the past eight years makes us extremely optimistic about this opportunity,” said Jim Clayton, Chairman of Clayton Bank and Trust. To protect depositors, customers of The Farmers Bank of Lynchburg will automatically become depositors of Clayton.

CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT June 12, 2012 Candice Dena Barham, 21, 740 Fourth St., was arrested and charged with simple possession. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $750 bond. June 14, 2012 Christina Melissa Rowland, 18, 597 Sanford St. Apt. 605, was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault. She was released from the Chester County jail on her own recognizance. Sydney Latreisha Thomas, 21, Jackson, was arrested and charged with assault. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,000 bond. June 15, 2012 Edgar Garcia Rodriguez, 32, 443 Fourth St., was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $300 bond. June 16, 2012 Valencia Kenshae Johnson, 18, 607 Mifflin Ave., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. Shannon Jrome Pettigrew, 27, 333 N Franklin Ave., was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond. Natasha Latreisha Turner, 20, 554 Pinehurst, was arrested and charged with assault on an officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $10,000 bond. June 17, 2012 George C. Beckman, 30, 463 White Ave. Apt. 8, was arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and

resisting arrest. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,000 bond. Joann Geraldine Beckman, 57, 463 White Ave. Apt. 8, was arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault on an officer. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,000 bond. Ashley Lachelle Mosier, 22, 431 W Main St., was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault. She was released from the Chester County jail on her own recognizance. Xavier Darrell Young, 22, 216 Barham Ave., was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $250 bond. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT June 14, 2012 11:06 a.m. - 449 Mifflin Ave., house fire, fire contained to bedroom with only smoke and heat damage in remainder of home. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT June 11, 2012 Vandalism was reported at a residence on Harris Lane. According to the report, the property owner discovered a window broken out of a shed on the property. Nothing appeared to be missing from the shed at the time of the report, however, the property owner stated a gold-painted aluminum ball was missing from the top of the flag pole in the yard. Damage to the storage building and flag pole is estimated at $200. Michelle Mitchell Patterson, 43, Enville, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. June 12, 2012 Prescription medication and a Rolex watch were reportedly stolen from a residence on Main St. in Enville. Missing medica-

tion included about 100 7.5 mg Endocet and about 80 350 mg Soma. The watch was valued at $200. June 13, 2012 Randy Farris, 50, Whiteville, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,500 bond. June 14, 2012 A Sunshine Road resident reported some person or persons allegedly threw three burning bottles at his house. According to the report, the bottles appeared to have been filled with a substance which would burn when ignited. One bottle was allegedly found broken, next to the house, having left a charred area on the siding. This incident is under investigation by the Fire Marshall. A State Rt. 225 resident reported fire damage to his property as a result of a farmer burning off crop fields. According to the report, several trees as well as plants in the garden sustained damage due to the close proximity of the heat. Damage is estimated at $2,000. A Mailbox on Sunshine Road was reportedly vandalized. Damage is estimated at $100. June 15, 2012 Billy Denham Jr., 37, Jacks Creek, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $250 bond. Erin Lee Rees, 31, 1020 Woodland Dr., was arrested and charged with failure to appear. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. Samantha Jean Wheeler, 26, Finger, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections Misdemeanor. She is held in the Chester County jail with no bond. June 16, 2012 Deputies responded to a dog attack at the intersection of Glendale Road, Howard Road and Rabbit

Ranch Road. According to the report, a Howard road resident was walking her dog when a large brown dog attacked her and her dog. Witnessed driving by reportedly stopped and assisted her, at which point the dog walked away, to a Glendale Road property. The victim sustained several injuries on her right arm and right leg. Reportedly, her dog was killed during the attack. The other dog’s owner was contacted and she was instructed to put the dog up while an investigation is underway. A mailbox on State Rt. 125 was reportedly vandalized. The mailbox is valued at $14. June 17, 2012 A utility trailer was reportedly stolen from a residence on Wilson School Road. The trailer was described as a black 11-foot by six-foot with a steel mesh floor and gate, valued at $900. June 18, 2012 Approximately $300 in corn crops were reportedly damaged on Memory Lane. According to the report, the property owner stated the damage appeared to have been done by several fourwheelers. Virginia Rena Kennamer, 32, 55 Rushing Creek Lane, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. Seth McGill McCarty, 35, 752 Christi Loop, was arrested and charged with contempt of court. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $250 bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT No reports.


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Gardening 101: “Growing Plants to their Potential” By Marney Gilliam Staff Writer

Doris Holder’s front porch is a whimsical and eclectic mix of various plants. So you are ready to farmers. nutrients are needed for plant a garden. Shovel in He is passionate about the plants. He gets calls all hand, ground before you, gardening and upon sitting summer long about plants seeds packages strewn down with him, he starts not doing well only to find about, you put your foot on with a discussion of the that the gardener did not the shovel and stop. Don’t size of garden one might have a soil sample done be intimidated. There is so need. Signaigo suggests before they began. It only much that you need to that smaller families or costs $7 and the UT know before you break individuals may consider Extension Service will ground, but whether you container gardening. help you take the sample want to produce a huge There are guidelines that and send it off. He amount of vegetables or can be found on the explains, “Adequate planare more interested in an Internet for the number of ning is the best way to organic process, read on to plants you can put in buck- raise the percentage of learn step by step how to ets or window boxes so having a good producing go about preparing and even those who don’t have garden.” If you don’t have enjoying the garden of adequate garden space can a soil test you may not be your dreams. Yes, it will exercise their green fertilizing enough or you be hard work, but by plan- thumb. Other families or may be fertilizing too ning ahead and realizing individuals who would like much and “it’s going to that Rome was NOT built a bigger garden can refer leech out which means in a day and that this a to charts, such as the one you just may as well be learning process, even for in this article to decide throwing dollar bills out on the most experienced gar- how much room they will the ground. It ensures that deners, you will see the need. you put the adequate fruits (a little pun intendPlanning your garden amount of nutrients out ed) of your labor. ahead of time is key. If there.” To get you started on people will stagger their After the soil analysis your quest, both Brian planting by putting out so and carefully laying out Signaigo and Doris Holder many plants one week, your gardening plans, gave their advice on gar- then so many of the same Signaigo recommends dening and take readers plant the next week and so preparing the soil by through the process from on, it will give a consistent breaking the ground at preparing the ground to harvest. Also, map out least six inches deep. He harvesting your crops. where you will plant each suggests a plow with a Brian Signaigo: UT type of plant remembering disk or a tiller depending Extension Services that some crops such as on the size of your garden. Brian Signaigo works corn will grow taller and He says that this would with the University of depending on the direction also be a good time to Tennessee (UT) it is planted, may cast a work in the fertilizer and Extension service and is shadow on other plants the lime if needed to Chester County’s go-to retarding their growth. adjust the pH. pH is the person for all things agri- “People need to be mind- level of acidity. The scale cultural. He has a Master ful of shade when they are for pH runs from 0 to 14 Degree and a down to planting for a garden. with 7 being basic. “Most earth presence and upon Things just don’t grow of our garden plants like a striking up a conversation well in the shade,” 6.0 to 6.3 or 6.4 pH range” you will find that he is Signaigo states. Also, he states. You will find out both knowledgeable and those who want to start a the level of pH in your soil friendly. If he doesn’t garden need to make sure and the recommendation know the answer, he’ll find that their garden plot will for getting it to the right it and seems to revel in his be near an adequate water range when you receive role as the Sherlock source. the results of your soil Holmes of the agricultural Signaigo stresses the test. world. He provides advice, need for a soil analysis “I But what about the information and programs wouldn’t do anything until weeds? Signaigo has some on gardening, lawn prob- we had a soil sample.” advice. “One of the negalems and certification for This will tell you what tives or downsides of

Charts, like this one, show information on the growing season of certain vegetables.

breaking a garden up is there are weed seeds that can lay in the soil for 40 years and then be tilled to the top where sunlight is and germinate. Of course, one of the main things in a garden ... is weed control because that just robs the moisture and nutrients that your garden plants need or would get otherwise. What I used to do is break the garden a little earlier than I was going to plant. I would let the weeds develop and I would go spray it with RoundUp and kill all the weeds and don’t till it again.” He suggests that the gardener not pick out the dead grass and weeds and simply allow it to rot down and “become part of the soil profile over time.” See GARDEN, Page 14-A

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Garden Once the garden is established, weeding can be done with a tiller, a hoe or by hand. Black paper

and crape myrtles. Hornworms, which many people see on their tomato plants, can be taken care of by picking them off the plants. Signaigo suggests “stomp them and save your money on the

Gardening doesn’t have to be all about function. Think outside the box to create a garden that is all your own. Here Holder uses boots as planters for gerber daisies. works well too if managed correctly. Early in the year it helps to warm the soil up quicker and helps with weed control. Mulching with black plastic, newspaper or straw blocks the sun from getting to the ground so it cannot germinate the weed seed. If you are going to mulch around seed, make sure that you leave adequate room around your seed bed to allow the sun to get to that area. Remember that if you use black plastic, you must remove it after the growing season unless you get the biodegradable type. As to watering, Signaigo suggests soaker hoses to help with disease control. Many gardeners water with a sprinkler that leaves water on the whole plant. Watering in the morning is the best time to do so if you are using a sprinkler, but on a hot day, water on the leaves is like a magnifying glass and can cause damage to the leaves. Watering in the evening with a sprinkler can leave water on the plant too long and cause them to be more susceptible to disease. Soaker hoses put the water directly at the base of the plant and the leaves are undisturbed. Your garden only needs about one inch per week of water so you only have to water about once a week for adequate growth. With any garden be prepared for disease and pests. The UT Extension Service has seen a lot of early blight which is a fungus affecting the leaves.

insecticide.” If you want an insecticide you can use Seven Dust or Liquid but it is a stomach poison and the bug must consume some of the plant to ingest the poison. Signaigo states that a gardener should educate himself/herself about the types of disease that could affect their plants and have the remedies on hand. How and when to harvest? As to when to pick crops like potatoes and carrots that grow underground, Signaigo states that gardeners should be mindful of the growing season for the particular plant. You can test a crop by pulling up individual plants like carrots when the growing season is coming to a close to see if they are ripe. With potatoes, watch the top of the soil and when it breaks around the plant, it means the potatoes are ready. With leafy green plants, like spinach, kale, and lettuce, take the most tender leaves but leave the plant and it will continue to grow. To find information about growing seasons and harvesting, you can research questions on the Internet but Signaigo cautions that you should focus on sites ending in “.edu” which means it is an educational entity. “Make sure you go to a reputable site.” Signaigo also encourages gardeners to keep records. Planting date, amounts of fertilizer used, weather conditions during planting or major weather events are all important especially when disease or pests strike. The informa-

disease resistant, grew quickly or produced extremely high quality vegetables, you may want to take the extra effort to save that seed. But if you know the variety, you could buy more of that particular kind. Also remember not every seed is worth keeping. Never keep seed from a hybrid plant. Squash, cucumber, melons and other crosspollinated plants are hybrids and the seeds may not be viable. When purchasing seed, remember to look for an expiration date on the package. If you buy seed in bulk and you buy less than the whole bag, the larger bag that they pull it from should have an expiration date. Seed germination rates decrease over time. You can test your seed by counting out some seeds on a paper towel, covering them with a wet paper towel, waiting for a couple of days and then looking at how many of them spouted. This will give you a percentage of germination. While this is not a scientific method, it will give you an idea. If you only have a 50 percent germination rate (only half of your seeds sprout), you know that you will have to sow more seeds in order to get a high rate of production. How to keep critters out of the garden? According to Signaigo “You cannot keep a mole out of anything it wants to be in, but deer, rabbits, field mice, whatever, you can fence them all out.” Pie pans and scarecrows can help keep birds away. Fencing for deer has to be high but it has to be small enough to keep out rabbits. Fences can be electrified to keep out raccoons. Battery operated motion lights can help as well. Some people choose to use live traps to catch the offenders. For fruit trees, disease is the biggest issue. Signaigo thinks that all fruit producers should be on a “full season spray program with certain fungicides and certain insecticides at certain times in the development of the tree or of the fruit itself.” Some of the diseases do not affect the fruit, they only affect the skin and make it unsightly. Signaigo suggests starting when the tree is dormant and using dominate oil to smother the small bugs that cling to the bark. He also states that gardeners can go to the UT Extension website (utextension.tennessee.edu/ch ester) and look up publications on everything from

One of Holder’s flower gardens. Another common problem, yellowing leaves, can be caused by many things. It could be maturity or could be overwatering. But most of the calls Signaigo has gotten this year are on tomatoes and corn. Japanese beetles are working on corn, roses,

tion can help the UT Extension Service have a more complete picture when they try to find a remedy to your problem. Some gardeners choose to save seeds and there are all kinds of reasons people do so. If you have a crop that is particularly

gardening to fruit tree spraying schedules. Signaigo has advice for first time gardeners “Soil test, soil test, soil test.” He goes on “sometimes you can do everything right. The weather can cooperate. You have adequate moisture. Low bug

pressure. Low disease pressure. And still something is wrong with your garden. Sometimes you can do it all right and it just doesn’t work and there is not any really good answer.” He also says plan ahead and don’t get your garden too big because it will overwhelm you and sour you on the garden. To contact Signaigo call 989-2103 or email him at jsignai1@utk.edu. There is no cost for any services provided by his office. Doris Holder: Master Gardener/Organic Gardener Doris Holder is a master gardener who specializes in organic gardening. Her gardens spread out on all sides around her home and she was happy to give a tour of the grounds. As hummingbirds swarm she walked down to her vegetable gardens which are a picture of health. She talked about her Japanese persimmons and explained how she makes pineapplepersimmon jam. She shared her secrets as we pick blueberries, popping the occasional one into our mouths. So what makes a person want to become a master gardener and how do you go about it? After moving

food scraps in rows and the next years uses those same rows for planting. Holder has a compost pile she uses, but she states that “chicken poop” is the best fertilizer. Look for organic chicken manure because that means that they have not fed the chickens any food with antibiotics in it. For weeds and mulching, there are “earth friendly” choices. Holder explained that corn is a natural herbicide. Corn gluten is corn starch. You can mix up corn starch and water to kill grass. You can also use newspaper by laying it down in thick layers, wetting it, and covering it with mulch. This will attract the worms which will eat the newspaper and fertilize your plants. As a side note, remember that before you use your local newspaper, let’s say for example the Chester County Independent, please read it thoroughly, taking in all the local news and mouth-watering recipes (which incidentally you can use to prepare all the wonderful vegetables that you will harvest from your garden). Just a suggestion (smile). When questioned about fruits, Holder discussed what grows well in our

pieces of plastic that snap together and you hang it and you put this, it’s a real sticky [substance on it] ... and the bugs go … right to it and they stick.” She has also read that some people put garlic around their fruit trees. To keep animals out of her vegetables, Holder has solar electrified fencing around her gardens. Holder sees the value in saving some seeds. Recently, she has saved some mustard seeds from a plant that came up on its own. How to do it? She suggests that you can let corn and beans dry on the plant, then you can pick the seeds and save them for the next season. Some plants you can hang upside down to dry and once dry retrieve the seeds. If you choose to buy them, she says that good quality seed will give its germination rate. She has planted organic food grade dried beans and heirloom corn in the past. Finally, Holder reminds gardeners to rotate their crops. “Never plant tomatoes and potatoes behind each other” she states. “Because they are both in the same family and they both leave something in the soil that hurts the other one. It retards the

Brian Signaigo with the Chester County UT Extension Service researches the answer to a question from a local resident. to her current home, Holder’s husband encouraged her to find something she enjoyed doing. That same year she attended the Summer Celebration at the West Tennessee Research & Education Center in Jackson. While walking around and perusing the exhibits and listening to the speakers, she became interested in the classes they were teaching there. She began the courses shortly thereafter and in six months she will have 10 years in. She is currently a member of the board for the master gardeners. So how is organic gardening different from conventional gardening? It starts with soil preparation. Holder suggests beginning the process by planting green manure like clover. In the fall, till your ground and plant clover. The roots of clover go down very deep, loosen the soil and bring the nutrients down into the depths. When you get ready to plant your garden, just till the clover in. It made her soil really soft. “The better the soil, the less weeds you have.” she states. She also prepares her soil before planting using chicken manure, soil conditioner which she explains is really finely ground up bark, Pro Mix which helps the feeder roots get established and a seaweed concentrate. Once the garden is established and you are looking for organic fertilizer options, Holder shares several options. One of the women in her master gardener class digs in her

area and what does not. Blueberries and blackberries grow well, but she explains that you have to have three different varieties of blueberries so they will cross-pollinate. When buying, look for bushes that are old enough that they already have berries on them. Remember, blackberries like lime and chicken manure and both blackberries and blueberries like a lot of water and mulch. She says that peaches don’t do well around here. “They will get just like they are turning to get ripe here and then they’ll just turn black and rot and it’s like they’re not really suited for this unless you put a lot of sprays on them.” When presented with the problem of bugs and other pests, Holder shares some of her secrets. No pesticides are used on any of her vegetables or fruits. To prevent bugs on her plants, she uses the most natural sprays she can find. She also uses a thin cotton fabric that can be put over cabbage to prevent cabbage maggots. She applies neem oil as an organic bug repellant for her plants. She stated that she had read that oregano kills germs and she had thought she might use it to kill fungus on trees, though she hasn’t tried it yet. If all else fails, she simply digs up the effected plants and makes plans to put it in a different location the next year. To keep pests off her apple trees, she has a red ball hanging in her tree that she describes as “just two

growth somehow. Switch things around.” So whether you choose to use certain chemicals, to go completely organic or to try some combination of both, you have to remember that planning and research is key to understanding what your soil needs to produce the best quality fruits and vegetables. Preparation for disease and pests is also necessary. So before you roll up your sleeves and get out the old shovel or tiller, boot up your computer, visit your local library or call the UT Extension agent in your area to find out information on preparation and care. This way you won’t be working overtime on maintenance and can enjoy your garden all season long. For those of you who are interested in adding to your garden or just getting some great plants, the Master Gardeners Summer Celebration starts at 10 a.m. on July 12 at the West Tennessee AgResearch & Education Center in Jackson. Admission is $5. The plants offered for sale “have been researched and tested in West Tennessee conditions, and have proven themselves as great additions to local landscapes,” according to West Tennessee Research and Education Center. There will also be informative presentations, various vendors, food, wagon rides, and if you have specific plant questions, you can get answers at the Plant Diagnostics Center.


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Former Secretary of State Rice to speak at FHU Benefit Dinner Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak at FreedHardeman University’s annual benefit dinner Dec. 7 in Loyd Auditorium, according to FHU President Joe Wiley. The event is typically Tennessee’s largest onenight fundraiser, generating in excess of $1 million annually for student scholarships at FHU. Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State for the United States from 20052009. She was the second woman and the first African-American woman to hold the post. Prior to that appointment, she served as President George W. Bush’s national security advisor, the first woman to hold that position. She had also served on President George H.W. Bush’s National Security Council staff. Currently, Rice is the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of Rice Hadley Gates, a business advisory firm that works with companies seeking to expand into emerging markets. Rice also serves on the boards of a number of organizations ranging from an energy software company to the San Francisco Symphony. She has authored and coauthored a number of books including

“Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family” which became a bestseller in 2010. Her most recent book, “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington,” was released last year. Sponsorships for the Benefit Dinner beginning at $600 for the silver level are available from the FHU development office. General admission tickets are $150. All tickets include the dinner and the address by Rice.

Sponsorships come with additional perks. Former dinner speakers have included presidents, star athletes and entertainers. Both Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush have spoken at the event. For additional information regarding sponsorships and tickets, call 9896017 or 1-800-FHUFHU1. Tickets may be purchased at fhu.edu/rice. All profits from the dinner are used to fund student scholarships at FHU.

County passes correctional review State auditors have announced no significant findings were made during a review of Chester County’s participation in the County Correctional Incentive Program for the year ending June 30, 2010. Objectives of the review were to determine if prisoners were properly listed on the State Prisoner (convicted felon) Reports and to recommended appropriate actions to correct deficiencies. Auditors tested the proper classification of convicted felons listed on State Prisoner Reports to ensure accurate reporting. The tests resulted in no findings.


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Dixie tourneys now underway The regular season is mostly complete and Chester County youth baseball and softball teams are currently preparing for tournament play. Locally, the Dixie Youth age 9-10 regular season teams are finishing up their league championship tournament. In Dixie Youth tournaments, Chester County’s age 5-6 boys play at 6 p.m. June 30 at Ramer against the winner of Ramer versus Bolivar from the night before. Chester County is hosting the class AA age 8 coach-pitch tournament. The local squad takes on Ramer at 7:30 p.m. June 29. Ramer is also the opponent of Chester County’s age 9-10 All Stars when they take the field at Middleton at 6 p.m. July 6. Dixie Softball teams get underway Friday June 22 at Lexington for the Ponytails, age 11-12. Chester County will host age 5-6 Dixie Sweetees tournament June 29.

McCutchen is TranSouth Athletic Dir. of the Year Mike McCutchen, the Director of Athletics at Freed-Hardeman University, has been named the 2012 Athletic Director of the Year by the TranSouth Athletic Conference. The award is selected and voted on by the conference athletic directors. McCutchen is receiving this honor for the second year in a row. He became the first A.D. from Freed-Hardeman to receive the award when he was selected in 2011. The award was first given in 2000. McCutchen has been the athletic director at Freed-Hardeman since 2007, after serving as the Men's Basketball coach from 1988 through 2005. “We are very proud of Coach McCutchen,” said Dr. Joe Wiley, President of Freed-Hardeman. “His

leadership of our athletic programs has raised them to new levels of quality and competiveness.” McCutchen, a 1977 graduate of FHU, returned to his alma mater in 1986 as the assistant men's basketball coach and director of intramurals. He had previously been the head boys’ basketball coach at Adamsville High School, the school that produced Lion Hall of Famer Randall Avery. “It's an honor to be recognized by this award but also very humbling,” said McCutchen. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with FreedHardeman University and the TranSouth Athletic Conference. We are blessed to have a group of outstanding schools with great leadership and a

MIKE MCCUTCHEN commitment to excellence.” McCutchen has also been very active in athletics at the conference level. He was named the president of the TranSouth Conference during the 2011 conference meetings. Prior to this announcement, he See A.D., Page 2-B

Prieto named All-American

Baseball/Softball Tournament Schedules Dixie Girls Softball Age/Division 5-6, Sweetees

Level Start Date Location District June 29 Henderson State July 13 Lexington 7-8, Darlings District June 29 Malesus State July 13 Ashland City World Series July 28 Georgetown, S.C. 9-10, Angels District June 29 Jackson * State July 13 Waynesboro World Series July 28 Georgetown, S.C. 11-12, Ponytails District June 22 Lexington State July 6 Nashville # World Series July 28 Hartsville, S.C. 13-15, Belles District June 29 Jackson ** State July 20 Atoka World Series Aug. 4 Powhatan, Va. * Madison Central is host; ** Madison North is host; # Charlotte Park

Dixie Youth Baseball Age/Division 5-6, Youth A 7, Youth AA 8, Youth AA 9-10, Youth AAA

11-12, Ozone

Level District State Region State District State District State World Series State World Series

Start Date June 29 July 12 July 6 July 12 June 29 July 12 July 6 July 19 Aug. 4 July 12 July 28

The NAIA announced its 2012 Baseball AllAmerica teams last week as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Associates Selection Committee. Freed-Hardeman's Robert Prieto was among the 67 athletes honored. Prieto, a junior second baseman from Caracas, Venezuela, was an honorable mention selection. The three-year starter played in 57 of FHU's 59 games and batted a team-leading .417 with five home runs, 48 RBI and 16 steals. He also led the team in on-base percentage (.466) and in OPS (1.020). Freed-Hardeman baseball's He was one of three TranSouth Conference Robert Prieto was among the players to be named honorable mention along 67 athletes honored as All- with Cumberland University's Mike Mandarino Americans. and Union University's Cody Dew.

Lady Lions add NCAA D-I transfer The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion basketball team recently added a NCAA Division I transfer to its 2012-13 recruiting class with the signing of Olivia Maddox of Millington. Maddox, a 5-foot-11 post, will come to FHU with three years of eligibility. After redshirting her first year at Arkansas State University, she appeared in 12 games as a freshman. Before signing with ASU, she prepped at Millington High School where she averaged 6.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as a senior. Maddox was a two-time all-district and all-region selection and was named to the all-state tournament team during her sophomore season after helping

Millington to a TSSAA Class AAA runner-up finish. She was also honored as a Memphis Commercial Appeal "Best of the Preps" selection. "Olivia uses her length and athleticism to great advantage. She is agile and is able to face up as well as play with her back to the basket," said FHU head coach Dale Neal. "We like the fact that she has played in very successful programs, both at Millington High School and Arkansas State University." Maddox joins Dee Dee Jones of Henderson, and Christa Brown of Batesville, Miss. in FHU's recruiting class. She is the daughter of Rosalind Brown and Jarvis Maddox.

Location Ramer Joelton Jackson * White House Henderson White House Middleton Malesus Bartow, Fla. Springfield Cleveland, Miss.

* Borne Park

Dixie Boys/Majors Baseball Age/Division 13, Boys

14, Boys

15-16, Pre-Majors

Level District State World Series District State World Series State World Series

Start Date June 29 July 13 Aug. 4 June 25 July 13 Aug. 4 July 13 July 28

Location Selmer Dyersburg Covington, Ga. Bolivar Dyersburg Covington, Ga. Dickson Guntersville, Ala.

FHU Lady Lion basketball has added NCAA Division I transfer Olivia Maddox of Millington to its 2012-13 recruiting class.


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Casey wins 5-6 season Casey Realtors claimed first this season in the Chester County Dixie Youth age 5-6 coach pitch league. Team members were, seated from left: Dean Estes, Brady Wells, Daniel Ward and Luke Melton; second row: Paul Edward Jones, Chandler Cranford and Trevor Bunney; third row: Lucas Tucker, Hayden Donaldson, Palmer Cox, and Fonta Burnett; and back row: coaches Brent Cranford, Jimmy Donaldson, Chris Melton and Steven Ward.

Open event registration on-going for Senior Olympics The Tennessee Senior Olympics is currently accepting registration for the open events at the state finals July 13-19 in Williamson County. Open registration includes archery, 5K and 10K running, cycling, fitness walk, racquetball, triple jump, and pole vaulting. Seniors age 50 and older who did not participate or qualify in the district games are welcome to register in the open events. Deadline for open registration is June 22. For more information, call 615-200-8760, or email to info@tnseniorolympics.com.

Summer camps set for FHU Each year, Freed-Hardeman University offers a wide assortment of summer camps for interested parties who wish to challenge and extend their abilities to a new level of competition. Cub Camps are for campers entering kindergarten through third grade. The volleyball day camp is for third through sixth grade. The list of remaining camps scheduled for the summer of 2012 include the following: • June 24-28 Girls Soccer Camp • June 24-28 Boys Soccer Camp • June 24-28 Girls Basketball Camp • June 25-29 Soccer Cub Camp • July 15-19 Boys Basketball Camp • July 27-28 Girls Basketball Post Camp

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A.D. has served the conference as its vice president. Charlie Smith, the TranSouth Commissioner, said “Coach McCutchen is a worthy recipient of the Athletic Director of the Year Award. He leads his program with integrity and seeks the best interest of student-athletes. I consider him to be an excellent representative of the TranSouth and Champions of Character.” In 1988, McCutchen succeeded Smith as the head coach of the men's basketball program. Under his leadership, the Lions were able to achieve a new level of success. The program won 20 games for the first time in school history in 1996, going 23-10. Two years later, the Lions made their first-ever appearance in the NAIA National Tournament. From 1995 to 2003, the Lions won 20 or more games six times, amassed

a 166-101 record during the eight-year period and achieved the program's highest-ever national ranking (No. 6) during the 2002-03 season. McCutchen gave up the whistle in 2005 for the classroom. For two years, he worked in academic services while teaching interdisciplinary studies and supervising studentteachers before being announced as FreedHardeman's new athletic director on April 4, 2007. He continues to teach some classes and supervise student-teachers today. McCutchen holds a Master of Education degree in administration and supervision from the University of Memphis. He has served as an elder at the Henderson Church of Christ since 2000. His wife, Spring, is also a graduate of FHU and has served as cheerleading coach. They have two children: Erin, a graduate of FHU, and Michael, also an FHU graduate and a former player on the Lion basketball team.

Sports Schedules Jackson Generals Baseball Date June 21 June 22 June 23 June 24 June 25 June 26 June 27 June 28 June 29 June 30

Opponent Huntsville Huntsville Huntsville Huntsville Huntsville Pensacola Pensacola Pensacola Pensacola Pensacola

Location Pringles Park Pringles Park Pringles Park Pringles Park Pringles Park Pensacola Pensacola Pensacola Pensacola Pensacola

Time 7:05 7:05 6:05 6:05 12:05 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 6:30


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FHU to host annual Christian Training Series More than 100 participants are expected to take part in this year’s Christian Training Series, hosted by FreedHardeman University. For nearly 40 years, CTS has been facilitating spiritual growth and renewal in Christian adults. “Seek God’s Kingdom First” will be the theme of the annual summer event scheduled for July 8-12. CTS participants will attend Bible-based class-

es, seminars, chapel and devotionals throughout the week. Other activities include opportunities to fellowship, singings, a talent show, and various luncheons. CTS will also host its fifth annual auction, with participants donating an item from their home state. The proceeds from the auction will go to the E. Claude Gardner Bible Scholarship Fund at FHU. Individual registration

fee for CTS is $80 per person, or a church may register for $375 and an unlimited number of the members may attend. Attendees are responsible for their own food and housing. University housing is available. Dr. Sam Hester, director of CTS, can be contacted at 989-6625. For more information on CTS, contact Alice Holtin at 9896769 or visit www.fhu.edu/CTS to register.

Department of Education partners with FHU

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Abby Pickett, above, hopes to use her gardening skills to cash in on a $1,000 scholarship. Pickett, who just completed the third grade at Jacks Creek Elementary, has grown this huge cabbage to enter in the competition sponsored by Bonnie Plants. What’s Pickett’s secret to growing the huge plant – chicken poop!

Bethel University Awards Degrees During its spring 2012 commencement exercises on May 5, Bethel University awarded the following degree: Graduating from the College of Education with a Master of Arts in

Education was Billy E. Murphy of Henderson. Headquartered in McKenzie, Bethel University has satellite campuses in Memphis, Jackson, Clarksville, Nashville and Chattanooga and is affil-

iated with the C u m b e r l a n d Presbyterian Church. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees both face-to-face and online. To learn more about Bethel University visit www.bethelu.edu.

The Tennessee Department of Education will host a series of TEAM (Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model) trainings this summer in partnership with the School of Education at FreedHardeman University. The TEAM Evaluation System trainings, will benefit higher education faculty members involved in training future teachers, as well as P-12 educators. More than 150 partici-

pants are expected to attend the sessions. Recertification Training will be held June 25-29 in the Butts Family Conference Room located in Loyd Auditorium. TEAM Administrator is a half-day training scheduled for June 25-29 in the School of Education Conference Room; the TEAM Alternate Rubric Training will also be a halfday training scheduled for June 25-29 in the School of

Education Conference Room. The trainings will be offered free of charge. Arrangements for attendance should be made through the participating school district or university. Questions regarding this training site location, may be directed to Dr. Sharen Cypress, dean of the FHU School of Education, at scypress@fhu.edu or call 989-6074.

Jackson State kicks off new student orientation

New management coming to university bookstore The Freed-Hardeman University bookstore will be under new management soon. BBA Solutions of Little Rock, Ark., will operate the store beginning this summer. They expect to be fully operational around the first of July, according to Dwayne Wilson, FHU executive vice president. Although the look of the bookstore is expected to change, the store will not be closed for renovations. Among the advantages for students, according to Wilson, is less expensive

textbooks. “Students will be hard pressed to find a better option for securing their books,” he said, “whether they want to buy a new or used book or rent a book.” The store will also handle digital texts. The store will continue to sell FHU merchandise and snacks, but there will be a significant reduction in gift items, Wilson said. The look will be much more the traditional look of a university bookstore, he said. BBA Solutions has more than 100 retail loca-

tions in 20 states, according to their web site. The company has more than one million textbooks available to students every day. The group focuses on high efficiency with low overhead and good customer service. The bookstore may also have expanded hours, especially at the beginning of school and during special events, according to Wilson. The Bible Bookstore is unaffected by the changes to the university store, Wilson said.

FHU faculty to complete TVAAS training The School of Education faculty at Freed-Hardeman University is receiving Tennessee Value Added Assessment System (TVAAS) training throughout the month of June. The training, which is intended to provide a deeper understanding of

higher education to faculty and recent graduates, will be completed through an eLearning online course offered by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Faculty members participating in the course include Drs. Gene Reeves, Elizabeth

Saunders, Sharen Cypress, Karen Cypress, Jeff Cozzens, Linda Wright, Jennifer Creecy and Shawna Northrop. Information from the TVAAS course can be integrated into the classroom, as well as provide professional development for local educators.

Well-meaning parents often fail to teach vital values Parents and educators are always trying to spark student participation whether it’s in the classroom, in the local community, or throughout the world. When middle-school students at Allison Academy in North Miami Beach were asked what they could do to improve their country, they focused on what they understood – bullying, violence and racism. Those problems are all rooted in the same issues, says Rachel Albert, author of “Quest to Telos,” (www.QuestToTelos.com ), a young adult novel where fantasy meets reality and even world peace is possible. “They stem from a lack of personal integrity and absence of social responsibility,” she says “Children who choose to put those values into practice are actively

working toward peace. But they can only put into practice what they’ve learned; instilling those values may seem simple, but many parents miss the mark and actually model the opposite.” “The energy from kids’ excitement can make a real difference and we need their energy focused right here at home,” says the mother of four. “They see problems; it’s up to us to give them the tools to address them.” The following tips can help parents teach their children personal integrity and social responsibility, giving them the keys to world peace. • Never lie in front of your kids. • Give your kids a reason why. • Don’t criticize your children. • Don’t speak badly about other people. • Model charity.

Once we tackle the issues plaguing America, then as a model nation, we will be ready to tackle world peace, Albert says. Kids are hungry to form an identity and make their mark on the world.

Andrea Winchester, Director of Admissions, helps a new student schedule his fall classes. On June 11, Jackson of college.” claims Dr. Great Expectations was State Community College William Seymour, Vice conceived as a response to kicked off ‘Great President of Student the Tennessee Expectations’ - a summer- Services at Jackson State Legislature’s 2010 paslong new student orienta- Community College. sage of the Complete tion and registration proSeymour believes that College Act which stressgram. by engaging new students es the importance of Beginning with the Fall early in their collegiate degree fulfillment. 2012 semester, all new careers, they are more Over 100 day and degree-seeking students likely to remain in school evening sessions will be at Jackson State are and complete their conducted on the Jackson, required to attend a short degree. “By forging an Humboldt, Lexington and orientation session. After early relationship with Savannah campuses this learning about financial students and ensuring a summer. aid, student clubs, and all quality first registration, For more information, aspects of student expec- we expect to see an contact William Seymour, tations, students meet increase in student suc- Vice President of Student with an academic advisor cess.” says Seymour. Services, at 425-8820. before registering for classes. “After attending Great Expectations, a new student should be ready to tackle their first semester


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Chester County schools recently released the names of students named to the honor roll. These students were named to the honor roll for the fourth nine-week period of the 2011-2012 school year. East Chester Elementary First Grade, All A's and B's Harold L. Arnold, Daniel J. Baldini, Madison Brea, Audrey G. Brown, Fonta L. Burnett, Mason A. Burns, Madison A. Burton, Lewis C. Bussey, Aryanna Carlock, Treymarion Collier, Ella M. Evans, Brooklyn P. Fesmire, Bridgett M. Fuller, Ethan T. Hopkins, Audrey F. Hornsby, Katheryn S. Kanizar, Briannia J. Kitchen, Travis D. Manley, Aaron C. Miller, Mary K. Minnigan, Jeremy A Owen, Orlandis O. Parks, Gus D. Robbins, Mason D. Seaton, Caira S. Simpson, Quantravion Simpson, Branden K. Warren, Chyenne F. Webb. All A's Aunetria K. Arnold, Hailey Austin, Nikolaus E. Bailey, Chelsea Bell, Hallie D. Bramblett, Julia N. Briggs, Lydia Chumley, Mac A. Clark, Alisha N. Cohen, Natalie M. Croom, Timothy M. Crum, Remington T. Davis, William C. Egros, Colt B. Eskew, Arnaldo J. Gonzalez, Auna M. Hannis, Joshua A. Hardee, Maggie G. Huckaby, Colton P. Hurst, Keelie E. Johnson, Alexandra M. Joyce, Karlie Joyner, Annabelle Lockridge, Spencer C. Lofton, Katelyn G. Looney, Andrew M. McCarty, Heather J. McMahan, Baylee N. Neisler, Jenna K. Perry, Payton H. Rhodes, Riley K Rogers, Myles K. Shelton, Sydney G. Stout, Katona K. Vires, Mikelynn West-Call, Jasmine M. Williams, Ella G. Willis, Hunter B. Wood, Katelynn B. Yodushock. Second Grade, All A's and B's Atlanta C. Adkins, Tucker A. Allen, Brighton L. Atkinson, Emma G. Barnes, Dylan E. Boggs, Noah S. Burks, Tryicus Burton, Zander R. Camp, Briley F. Collins, Dalton R. Connor, Hannah F. Crumley, Michael Dugan, Mia G. Dyer, Carley E. Garrison, Trinity E. Geary, Logan H. Goff, Margo D. Hornsby, Jenna D. Johnson, Benjamin E. Jones, Brooklyn O. Kennedy, Jordan T. Kilzer, Jackson A. Knoell, Tashon D. Minnigan, Tristan G. Morris, Madison Neisler, Robert L. Novak, Katelyn R. Phillips, Ariana C. Plunk, Noah A. Price, Zachery M. Priddy, Tatum M. Readhimer, Jacob B. Rush, Leslie N. Salvador, Teania Scales, Alli B. Stephenson, William E. Talbott. Brett R. Tims, Alandra M. Williams, Lawson T. Young. All A's Jada J. Arnold, Andrew G. Bramblett, Kyra V. Brunning, Evan P. Eads, Alondra G. Eskew, Samuel T. Hannis, Presleigh A. Hatch, Sofie C. Hueter, Hanna L. Malone, Sydney M. Martin, Alexis B. McCarty, Katelyn L. Morris, Taelor B. Morrison, Paige N. Pennington, Riley S. Plunk, Joshua K. Puente, Ashlyn M. Rivers, Reese L. Robison, Emma C. Rogers, Nathaniel P. Shirley, Blake A. Snyder, Pearce A. Walker, Brianna P. Ward, Carter. A. Welch, Nathan Xiao. Third Grade, All A's and B's Matthew V. Adkins, Aaron M. Ainscough, Melina B. Alexander, Caleb J. Arnold, Trinity M. Barnes, Nadia M. Boyd, Rylee J. Brewer, Braden T. Buckley, Lorenzo L. Bufford, Colby A. Bustamante, Nicholas L. Butler, Shawn L. Carter, Tevin D. Chadwick, MacKenzie A. Clark, Molly R. Connor, Mary M. Crawley, Katlyn M. Davis, Ambria P. Dunn, Chastity M. Harper, William C. Hatch, Annafaith J. Howell, Skylar D. Jones, Peyton R. King, Ireland M. Knight, Hunter A. Martin, Cassis J. Newman, Eli G. Newsom, Cierra M. Pearson, Justin Puente, Roselyn N. Roberts, James L. Robertson, Lily T. Saddler, Kendalyn K. Shipman, Maelyn E. Stout, Faith M. Taylor, Kendrick M. Tole, Elizabeth M. Ward, Khloe G. Weaver, Scarlett B. Webb, Thomas L. Wells. All A's Klayton B. Acred, Jesica Aranjo, William Austin, Evan W. Brunning, Braden T. Buckley, Dalton A. Colbert, Blaize C. Deere, Lauren A. Donaldson, Kale T. Epperson, Lauren M. Hall, Riley S. Haltom, Rachel G. Hibbett, Hallie K. Hickman, Brooklyn M. Howell, Mia E. Hurst, Colby B. King, Alexus V. Malone, Naim Perez, Makayla L. Pickett, Bryce D. Pritchard, Presley Rhodes, Kendall B. Rushing, Byron J. Salvador, Monica S. Simpson, Addison G. Summars, Lauren N. Talbott, Jackson Taylor, Briley C. Thomas, Joshua C. Turner, Jordayn White, Madelyn C. Wilson, Shelby L. Wilson, Jastein L. Young. West Chester Elementary First Grade, All A's Elijah G. Acred, Dylan T. Arnold, Carolyn P. Austin, Hayden S. Benfield, Anna E. Bolton, Bryce E. Burlison, Kylie B. Connor, Dakota L. Crouse, Kristen N. Daniel, Allysa N. Davis, Joanna M. Doddington, Aidan S. Foulkes, Ryan C. Halbherr, Destiny Hammond, Jacelyn A. Haskins, Jessica L. Howell, Hannah Hughes, Evan D. Hutcherson, Lillian G. Joyner, Rylee A. King, Seth C. Lofton, Jordan A. Lowe, Emma G. Miller, Cassidy N. Moss, Francisco J. Perez, Chase A. Pickett, Coby J. Riley, Cheyenne W. Smith, Hayden W. Stanford, James E. Tignor, Tucker A. Webb, Brayden D. Wilbanks. All A's And B's Nathaniel Anderson, Steven B. Clayton, Colin A. Dibnah, Aja Gailes, Christian X. Gomez, Marquis T. Johnson, Ethan N. Kinchen, Ethan G. Matthews, Jack B. Mayfield, Courtney M. Perkins, Caden L. Sanders, Sariyah Simpson, Allison D. Smith, Connor J. Thomas. Second Grade, All A's Austin R. Bingham, Zane R. Bolton, Lynsi C. Brasher, Kaylee M. Daniel, Kaden B. Davis, Tyler Gilbert, Alexander J. Jones, Caleb R. Kennedy, Breaunna M. Long, Ty B. Maness, William L. Matthews, Morgan T. Quarles, Kiera L. Staggs, Zoey E. Zdravkov. All A's And B's Tyler B. Arnold, Nicholas Baker, Alexander R. Bolton, Andrew M. Brown, Ariel L. Butler, Isabel G. Calkins, William G. Crawford, Tate W. Crouse, Zowie D. Davis, Christopher Etheridge, Brodie J. Frye, Abigail M. Guin, Mitchell S. Henson, Ashlinn B. Kaneer, Joshua M. Kuykendall, Emma E. Lawson, Sean I. Lawson, Kaylie G. Parsons, Brandon A. Perez, Trianna A. Sikes, Caleb N. Smith. Third Grade, All A's Gregory T. Beaver, Ava C. Cox, Veronica M. Dix, Morgan K. Holman, Mary K. Miller, Sarah J. Porter, Brienna L. Rowland, Aaliyah F. Terry, Christopher Wilson, Jameson A. Woodall. All A's And B's Mary G. Bolton, Jillian R. Brown, Joshua R. Burns, Brionna Estes, Emma G. Greene, Jocelyn E. Hall,

Rachel A. Hardison, Hailey F. Hess, Brenden R. Hicks, Kasha D. Hodge, Madison C. Hopper, Halle R. Hutson, Alysia M. James, Alyana G. Jones, Chance H. King, Sara A. Messenger, Haley L. Oliver, Nicholas T. Rhodes, Michael Tarczynski, Jada D. Whitaker, Tyler C. Wilbanks. Jacks Creek Elementary First Grade, All A's and B's Sierra Arnold, Adilyn B. Bayless, Kylie M. Franks, Paul H. Gonzales, Sarah E. Holder, Dayton S. James, James M. Legg, Katelyn M. Ross, Austin J. Spain, Kaylyn J. Tate, Aaron B. Taylor. All A's Mackenzie D. Cherry, Jayden M. Elway, Hayden E. Franks, Sarai M. Martinez, Hannah J. Mathis, Reilly S. McDonald, Luke Miller, Rebecca J. Miller, Ty E. Miller, Madelyn R. Plunk, Andrew L. Potts, Adrian D. Prather, Gretta R. Pratt, Haley A. Reed, Andrew C. Sanders, Sadie M. Shiers, Victoria Snodderley, Mackenzie Wallace, Auburn P. Ward. Second Grade, All A's and B's Faith L. Azevedo, Destiny E. Brantley, Dalton T. Busby, Braelyn K. Ellis, Jere G. Griffin, Carley M. Hopper, Emmalee J. Melton, Matthew W. Miller, Devin M. Nile, Elizabeth M. Smith, Alexander E. Spain, Ryan C. White, Shay L. Wright. All A's John J. Bishop, Jameson R. Carter, Lexie X. Climer, Jeffery D. Gary, Laila M. Goodman, Joshua A. Green, Adrianna F. Hammons, Devan A. Hart, Tannah M. Hill, Tamera Hollingsworth, Cameron, R. Vales, Nathan D. Wells, Anna L. Worthey. Third Grade, All A's and B's Davante M. Arnold, John E. Carlson III, Marilyn O. Crum, Meadow D. Elway, Case L. Evans, Hunter C. Harwell, Brittany M. Miller, Tyler H. Pierce, Steven I. Plunk, Chastity E. Pusser, Danielle E. Reeves, Alexander Rodriguez, Matiann M. Smith, Jonathan A. Timmer. All A's Elijah R. Cool, Kayla N. Emerson, Megan E. Greenway, Megan B. Ingle, Sylvette Johnson-Lehr, Scyan E. Kaneer, Justin T. Keen, Rayna M. Lynch, Joseph H. Martin, Lindsey M. Miller, Mackinley S. Moore, Anna N. Moylan, Jason Neisser, Luke J. Noles, Raamiah A. Pattenaude, Mary G. Shiers, Haley J. Simpson, Ethan A. Termuhlen, Dristan B. Thomas, Christian T. Trice, Hayden L. Tucker, Austin W. Vest, Emily E. Wood. Chester County Middle School Fourth Grade, All A's Austin R. Arnold, Megan O. Arnold, Glendon A. Austin, Sydney Bell, Andrew R. Black, Hannah G. Brooks, Christopher Canady, Amarri J. Cathey, Christopher Coleman, Alaina S. Cooper, Kaitlyn M. Crumley, Drew H. David, Elizabeth Davidson, Kendyl B. Davidson, Codee J. Davila, Eli J. Davis, Tiffany J. Decker, Leighanne R. Dugger, MaKinley F. Eaton, Ashley D. Evans, Whitney B. Faulkner, Alayna M. Felker, Kayla D. Flatt, Kaylin P. Garner, Tyron L. Hall, Alexandria G. Hammons, Caleb M. Hampton, Brady A. Helton, Hallie E. Hill, Trista E. Hill, Taylor C. Hopper, Sara E. Kirk, Willaim D. Lollar, Madlyn N. Maples, MaKenzie E. Matthews, Claire E. Maxon, Hollins M. McCarty, Lillie E. McCarver, Gracen I. McClain, Christopher McDaniel, Clark C. Mickens, Chad C. Payne, Samuel P. Phillips, Frank S. Pulse, Jonathan S. Rees, Kamden T. Rhodes, Caesar A. Rivers, Emily G. Shepardson, Angela H. Silver, Kaylea M. Smith, Shelby K. Snyder, Jackson W. Thomas, Sydney T. Thompson, Violet S. Tidwell, Charles A. Tucker, Mary K. Walker, Garret L. Weekley, Laura E. Welch, Samuel M. White, MeKenze R. Wilson, Cheyannah D. Woofter, Camden T. Wooley, Ryan C. Yarber. All A's And B's William D. Acred, Santanna M. Adkins, Emerald A. Anderson, America Angel, Roger B. Arnold, Joseph Austin, Kayden L. Azevedo, Jayden I. Bendall, Tyler J. Blackwood, Brittany M. Bond, Katelyn G. Bushart, Austyn M. Carlock, Hanna E. Charles, Madeline A. Clayton, Jacob C. Collins, Hannah J. Cooper, Hailey Y. Dancy, Dylan J. Davis, Daniel P. Derryberry, Eli T. Drieling, Hailey R. Evans, Austin Fields, Neeley E. Fletcher, Hillary D. Foxx, Noah C. Griffin, Seneca S. Hall, Brenlee K. Hannah, Kaitlyn B. Hollin, Cayden S. Hueter, Adryanna L. Jones, L. Joseph-Nelson, Adryen Z. Kaneer, Joshua R. Krueger, Payton C. Leech, Montana M. Lipford, Audrah L. Lott, Myah B. Luttrell, Kayla B. McBroom, Leslie N. McMahan, Camden G. Meals, Tyler J. Meek, William J. Midddleton, Laell C. Miller, Juanita M. Morales, Trenton N. Morris, Benson K. Needham, Savanna M. Newman, Blake F. Norvell, Alexia B. Novak, McKenzie L. Owens, Samantha L. Pierson, Brenan A. Porter, I’Tavia A. Pritchard, Kamden T. Rhodes, Joshua J. Robinson, Andrew K. Saylor, Mikaela K. Slayton, MacKenzie L. Smith, Matthew A. Smith, Anna E. Stout, Jillian R. Taylor, Ashton M. Thomson, Destinee L. Trice, Hunter M. Vickers, Austin C. Warren, Kera N. White, Madison L. Williams, Clay A. Worthey, Hunter C. Young. Fifth Grade, All A's Tony Adams, Abbey L. Allen, Peyton T. Anderson, Kyler L. Barnes, Jacob D. Brasher, Erin E. Cogdell, Rheanna S. Colbert, Misty A. Conaway, Presley G. Connor, Erick Connor-Potter, Tate B. Cronin, Peyton T. Doles, Abigail G. Epperson, Peyton L. Fiddler, Taylor E. Geary, John D. Hancock, Taylor M. Henley, Bradley Q. Holloway, Lucy J. Johnson, Jessica D. Jones, Rachel E. Jordan, Savanna R. Julian, Austin R. King, Lauren E. Lofton, Hannah E. Mayer, Haley C. Mays, Madison McCormick, Aeryn McDonald, Kendra C. Mills, Michael D. Moody, Bryce L. Morris, Mia N. Osterman, Cade D. Petty, William D. Pirtle, Jesse D. Pulse, Alexander J. Sanders, Chesney Scarbrough, Mac F. Shelton, Lanie M. Street, Isaac O. Tiffany, Aubrey G. Vest, Georgia C. Walker, Nicholas T. Wallis, Hannah C. Watkins, Milyn E. White, Isaac D. Williams, Sydney L. Wilson, Hannah G. Wooley, Jennifer Xiao. All A's And B's Alexandria Armstrong, Summer D. Armstrong, Shaydee A. Ault, Micah A. Barber, Megan M. Bates, Anna E. Beaver, Nicolas A. Bell, Chandler J. Blackley, Zachary A. Brown, Reanna M. Carter, Joshua T. Chalker, Dakota C. Clayton, River D. Clayton, Bethany A. Davidson, Zachary T. Davidson, Cabe D. Davis,

Logan A. Denbow, Mitchell B. Dorris, Alexandria N. Dove, Isaac D. Ellis, Erin E. Enfinger, Mason T. Ervin, Maggie C. Flanagan, Seth O. Frye, Caitlin G. Geary, Jared J. Gilliam, Shianne R. Green, Tiaunda D. Hall, Andrew S. Hanson, Sarah F. Hardee, Dylan L. Haynes, Jakob R. Henry, Lyndie A. Hickman, Tessa L. Hinson, Allie Humphry, Alexandria Hutchins, Hayden M. Jenkins, Corey M. Johnson, Mason Johnston, Triston P. Jolley, Jesse A. Joshlin, Laney G. Kennedy, Riley P. Kimpel, Tori A. King, Emily K. Marbrey, Tucker C. Matthews, Amaya P, Mickens, Blair A. Mims, Griffin Montgomery, Anthony D. Moody, Maron C. Parker, Zakary R. Parsons, Alexandria M. Rhodes, Dillom A. Rinks, Jami M. Robertson, Eric D. Robinson, Desiree Rodriguez, Tyler S. Schweigert, Camryn E. Sharrow, David M. Showers, Calvin G. Sides, Austin K. Stacks, Rachel L. Talbott, Kaitlynn A. Taylor, Zachary L. Thomas, Aurora L. Tidwell, Carrie A. Timmer, Timothy B. Tomlinson, Madison R. Trice, Madison B. Varvel, Timothy W. Ward, Thomas M. Wilder, Jacarius T. Williams, Kyle G. Wilson. Chester County Junior High School Sixth Grade, All A's Olivia I. Bell, Dawson M. Blackley, Meghan L. Cherry, Colton L. Conners, Ethan L. Cox, Evan K. Cox, Jordan S. Cranford, Tanner C. Croom, Haleigh G. Ducheny, Emily A. Eads, Kelly B. Eaton, Reanna K. Eskew, Gavin L. Foulkes, Keith A. Greenway, Nathan W. Greer, Rebekah E. Hardison, Rachel D. Hearn, Jackson K. Helton, Hannah F. Jamison, Alex T. Lofton, Whitley A. Lovelace, Alexandra M. Malone, Max N. Maples, Jerry M. McGuire, Bishop D. McLaughlin, Blaize E. Neely, Conner S. Rogers, Braden N. Watkins, Anslee B. West. All A's And B's Brently K. Acred, Kent E. Bain, Sydney A. Bayless, Ryan W. Beshires, Megan N. Bishop, Ryan C. Blackford, Amya C. Boyle, Kaitlyn M. Buckley, Matthew E. Bundren, Tyler R. Butler, Reanna J. Callins, Taylor R. Campbell, Dylan S. David, Peyton E. Davidson, Elizabeth C. DiMarco, Gracie M. Durrance, Joseph D. Egros, Alysen N. Fillingim, Hannah E. Frank, Taylor N. Garrard, Baily S. Hall, Michael D. Hancock, Skylar R. Holland, Jason K. Hollin, Jessica I. Holmes, Tamra R. Huff, Hailey A. Kesler, Miranda S. Kinchen, Darin J. Leasure, Ashly K. Lewis, Brandon S. Lewis, Mason G. Long, Ashley A. Marcle, Aubrey M. Mathis, Ashton S. Matthews, Grant C. Matthews, Jake D. McCaskill, Joseph B. McClain, Tanner B. Meals, Caelyn F. Morris, Nicholas J. Norwalk, Aylin Ortiz, Alexandria Parish, Mitchell D. Patterson, Norma A. Perez, Tristian C. Pierce, Alyson H. Plunk, Alexis M. Ross, Aaliyah M. Simpson, William B. Smith, Angela N. Thorpe, Brieanna V. Tiffany, Mikayla K. Weeks, Taylor K. Weeks, Austin D. Williams, Ebony E. Williams, Erica N. Worthey, Haley R. Yarbrough, Cye A. Young. Seventh Grade, All A’s Brianna Bailey, Layla G. Brasher, Colton J. Cronin, Martin D. Davis, Haley Henley, Ryan Hodges, Britney H. Holder, Caleb T. Johnson, Caitlin Jones, Madelyn K. Miskelly, Skylar J. Nash, Angel Reeves, Megan Rinehart, Jonathan D. Sweeney, Alexander R. Thomson, Robert F. Wake. All A’s And B’s Tristan A. Armstrong, Kamirra R. Arnold, Caitlyn D. Azevedo, Brittney Ballard, Candice Barber, Emily E. Belew, Anna M. Branch, Victoria Clayton, Emily C. Colbert, Madelyn A. Collins, Joyce Cupples, Brandon A. Degnegaard, Ke’Andre L. Douglas, Madison B. Duff, Kaleigh M. Fiddler, Joseph E. Fuller, Cameron S. Gann, Zachary A. Garner, Dixie C. Greer, Anna E. Guin, Tania D. Hall, Hannah R. Hemby, Jaida E. Henry, Lane T. Henry, Neely M. Henry, Allyson P. Hickman, Hanna J. Hopper, Griffin M. Howell, Bryan C. Isbell, Dixie D. Ivy, Chrystral F. Jones, J. Jones, Trisha N. Kimpel, Chad Landers, Maddison E. Lansdale, Greysenne R. Lentz, Kelsey B. Maness, Noel B. Matthews, Brooklyn R. Miller, Morgan S. Moore, Haley H. Morris, Nicholas K. Newman, Jordan T. Northrop, Kaitlin Parchman, Bryce D. Petty, Julian P. Pipkin, Lauren E. Pirtle, Fritz A. Porter, Michael J. Prince, Shelby Pusser, Madalyn B. Quarles, Maria I. Rodriguez, Tatum R. Russell-Keen, Baylee P. Smith, Blake A. Smith, Ezekiel J. Smith, Reyna M. Thomas, Charlee J. Thompson, Jonathan M. Thompson, Joshua O. Urzua, Christian C. Walker, Dustin B. Warren, Alishia A. Washington, Jerry L. Weaver, Brett L. Welch, Courtney M. Wiltrout, Hannah C. Young. Eighth Grade, All A’s Jamesia D. Arnold, Valerie L. Bogard, Aubrey K. Buttrum, Kelby G. Clark, Garret D. Cook, Lauren V. Dibnah, McKinley B. Farley, Brayden L. Faulkner, Rachel N. Frees, Taylor L. Griswell, Diana Guymon, Shelby L. Hardy, Amy H. Holdren, Tabatha M. Holmes, Breylynn F. Jackson, Chase R. Johnson, Kennedy N. Johnson, Dylan W. King, Summer M. Knight, Adrian P. Langendorf, Drew C. Lofton, Mary E. Lussier, Dylan M. Maness, Rodney D. Martin, Megan F. McDaniel, Claire E. McNatt, Andrew R. McNeil, Peyton R. Millner, Wilson R. Miskelly, Sydney B. Moore, Carlee E. Morris, Macy L. Morrison, Jacob A. Parker, Sarah A. Patterson, Abbie L. Pruett, Hannah L. Richardson, Jantzen O. Robinson, Lauren E. Rogers, Caitlyn Sanchez, Breanna M. Schweigert, Devin R. Scott, Sarah E. Sells, Alyssa F. Showers, Oliver J. Smith, Mykelle C. Sweatman, Kaitlynn N. Vandiver, Sydney B. Watson, Kelsey N. Yarbrough. All A’s And B’s Eric M. Arnold, Austin N. Banks, Erin M. Barnes, Elisabeth N. Barnett, Katelyn E. Bell, Bryan R. Braden, Brittany N. Brooks, Kyle A. Brown, Olivia P. Brown, Cody R. Burkhead, Trevor M. Burns, Brooklyn S. Carson, Mia B. Carter, Colton T. Cobb, Austin R. Coleman, Haylee N. Conners, Anna M. Davis, Madison C. Davis, Joshua D. Ducheny, Benjamin F. Ellis, Dakota J. Evans, Mariah L. Gray, Cody L. Greer, Erich W. Gross, Trevor A. Hatch, Harley L. Holland, Tamara Hollingsworth, Terry R. Horn, Haley E. Hughes, Michael D. Ingle, Shayla D. Ingram, Brittany A. Kerr, Courtney M. Kerr, Kendyl S. Kinchen, Jessica E. Kirby, William C. Knipper, Joshua R. Laster, Braden T. Lott, Kelsey N. Luttrell, Tiffany M. Mays, Andrew S. McCaskill, Hannah Mesecher, Genesis E. Mickens, Kyle T. Mickiewicz, Leah A. Middleton, Dustin W.

Montgomery, Austin E. Moore, Bo P. Morris, Amber S. Mosley, Cameron W. Neely, Madison N. Newman, Jaylan D. Northern, Dakota W. Nunnery, Miranda L. Owens, Eva N. Perez, Mia J. Phelps, Michaela G. Price, Travion C. Rhodes, Amanda N. Richardson, Daniel W. Scott, Lorna M. Shavers, Kendall A. Shaw, Sydney C. Shipman, Eric L. Talbott, Kaitlyn M. Thomas, Amber D. Thompson, Kendell J. Trice, Scarlett R. Tull, Destinee J. Vincent, Ashton B. Webb, Machaila M. Wooley. Chester County High School Ninth Grade, All A's Chelsey N. Baker, Kasie L. Beene, Bethany A. Butler, Madison T. Cherry, Brendan J. Clayton, Andrew W. Creech, Matthew D. Johnson, Errica M. Kellum, Megan E. Lewis, Collin S. McPherson, Holly C. Oliver, Jared P. Page, Phoebe A. Weinman. All A's And B's Ethan Z. Agnew, Breanna R. Barham, Bailee J. Beshires, Zackary J. Bethune, Tristan B. Butler, Corbin D. Chandler, Brady K. Clark, Brennan E. Conaway, Kaelyn P. Crowe, Landon T. Cupples, Brooklynn N. Davidson, Sarah J. Delaney, Raymond M. Deming, Hunter A. Denbow, Marissa C. Dove, Ashley M. Faulkner, Heaven B. Felker, Benjamin E. Fuller, Samantha L. Garland, Nash D. Hearn, Haley N. Hensley, Hannah N. Hilton, Talia L. Hinson, Summer B. Holland, Austin T. Holman, Cara A. Hueter, Bethany M. Huggins, Andrew S. Johnson, Savanah R. Jones, Skye R. Julian, Sydney P. Kennedy, Samuel L. Kesler, Racheal L. Knapp, Mary K. Kuykendall, William J. Lampley, Macy N. Maples, Sydney C. McCauley, Mia D. McNeal, Jamie M. Moody, Destiny R. Morris, Madison P. Parker, Noah R. Phillips, Hannah M. Puckett, Nathaniel Schucker, Ashley D. Sharrow, Dalton M. Sheffield, Alayna K. Smith, Kendyl D. Smith, Shannon N. Smith, William G. Thompson, Garrett D. Todd, Mark N. Ward, Zoe L. Weinman, Michael A. Whitehead, Jalen D. Wilson. Tenth Grade, All A's Joseph S. Alexander, Whitney N. Beshires, Katelyn A. Ducheny, Katelyn B. Faulkner, Alyssa R. Gately, Melanie N. Hanson, Taylor J. Harrison, Katie D. Hatch, Dalton G. Hurst, Morgan S. Jones, Jessica M. Lindsey, Ethan C. McLaughlin, Kaitlyn F. Mesecher, Benjamin H. Morris, Udaykkumar M. Patel, Caitlyn A. Patterson, Nichole E. Patterson, Macee Payne, Alexandra F. Plunk, Emily B. Robertson, Addison R. Ross, Chase C. Ross, Joshua C. Sells, Alyssa D. Wallis, Richard B. West. All A's And B's Adreyana P. Amos, Jaime Baviano, Leah M. Belew, Alyson M. Brown, Colton G. Brown, Tyler D. Butler, Seth O. Clayton, Hayley N. Connor, Ali B. Cooper, Hannah Gaters, Hannah N. Gilbert, Andrew B. Hardee, Faith M. Hearn, Bayley M. Holder, Jared T. Humphry, Peyton A. Jenkins, Brandon D. Jones, Chestney B. Jones, Tyler W. McCaskill, Austin L. McDaniel, Montague D. McNeal, Sarah G. McNeil, Dakota L. Millner, Katlyn I. Moody, Katie M. Moore, Baylie N. Pruett, Trenity B. Puente, Mary R. Ragan, Sarah E. Rininger, Chelsea A. Rodriguez, Summer R. Smith, Dakota J. Talley, Lauren A. Taylor, Shana R. Taylor, Haley L. Thompson, Katie E. Warren, Jacob W. Williams, Justin A. Williams, Dashunda Witherspoon, Michael R. Wooham. Eleventh Grade, All A's Cynthia D. Beene, Karina M. Bogard, Laura E. Eaton, Christine A. Guymon, Patrick G. Hatch, Maitlin L. Huet, Noah K. Lindsey, Jacob L. Massengill, Noah G. Melaro, Benjamin F. Melton, Christian E. Pusser, Chloe A. Sweatman. All A’s And B’s Tatum N. Adams, Bridgette L. Banks, Jennifer C. Bobbitt, Michael W. Bolton, Zakkeus Bonds, Garrett M. Bowen, Matthew D. Butler, Kasey D. Callahan, Tyler S. Carnell, Natalie N. Clayton, Kaitlyn B. Colbert, Clayton J. Concialdi, Patience L. Cook, Andrew M. Dieckmeyer, Jesse A, Fisher, Jana R. Frye, Allison B. Gladish, Heath S. Graves, Maison M. Gray, Melanie N. Hanson, Steven C. Henson, Clayton D. Hilton, Hailey L. Hopper, Kelsy T. Ivy, Amber N. Jones, Hunter E. Knight, Kaley M. Knipper, Rachel E. Leach, Kurt W. Lecornu, Richard C. Lindsey, Briera S. Lockett, Kali L. Macon, Farhan F. Manjiyani, Darby K. Miskelly, Ashley M. Mullen, Courtney L. Newsom, Kenneth E. Page, Tasha N. Parsons, Zachary L. Phillips, Gayla D. Pickett, Annsley E. Poston, Sean M. Ring, Devan A. Seratt, Skylar E. Sheffield, Daniel S. Spencer, Taylor J. Thomas, Kelsey C. Whitbeck, Alyssa D. Williams, Morgan R. Williams, Kaelin T. Yarbrough. Twelfth Grade, All A's Aleksander C. Acred, Meghan E. Black, Loleta Carothers, Lydia H. Creech, Brandon G. Davis, Piper R. Davis, Stephen T. Hardee, Kirsten A. Henry, Caitlin S. Hill, Sara M. Hoffmann, Shanie L. Little, Grace Lowery, Jessica R. Morrison, Zackary E. Morton, Nathan W. Nails, Cameron R. Phelps, Alexandra C. Potts, Kendyl E. Robison, Lorria S. Ross, Katy E. Scott, Matthew J. Snelling, John D. Stansell, Audrey L. Urig, Rebecca J. Watkins, Daela M. Whited. All A's And B's Keosha S. Amos, Dustin M. Ballard, Tanner R. Beecham, Heather W. Bell, Elizabeth C. Bunetta, David G. Carroll, Brittany M. Carson, Austin R. Cavaness, Georgia T. Clayton, Courtney L. Coburn, Caleb R. Cook, Shelby L. Davidson, Sierra S. Dove, Danielle N. Ducheny, Paisley A. Emison, Brandon C. England, Spencer R. England, Amber M. Franklin, Ashley N. Franklin, Zachary E. Frye, Kelsey E. Geary, Tessa J. Hart, Taylor N. Henry, Taylor C. Hodges, Alex B. Hopper, Dustin R. Hopper, John H. Howell, Lakevious J. Howell, Emily L. Humphry, Kimberly A. Irvin, Deborah D. Jones, Madison L. Kinard, Kayla L. Latch, Lauren E. Lay, Phillip A. Legg, Nathaniel D. Lewis, Matthew K. Lutz, Cory D. Malone, Zachary L. Malone, Logan E. McEarl, Mitchell L. Naylor, Andrew L. Palmeri, Ravikumar M. Patel, Shanice S. Prather, Katelynn D. Rhodes, Abigail H. Rininger, William J. Rinks, Jacob A. Robertson, Jonathan J. Robinson, Romina G. Rodriguez, Emily R. Sain, Shaunice R. Scales, Kayla D. Stoneburner, Madison L. Taylor, Robin A. Thomas, Jessica D. Weeks, Rachel N. Wharton, Hollis W. Whitehead, James D. Williams, Alexandria F. Wilson, Katelyn A. Wilson.


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FOR SALE FOR SALE ~ 1995 Lexus, Broken Windshield, Runs, Broken Brake Light. $500. Call 989-9193. (7P) FREE TO GOOD HOME – Neutered, Black, Male Cat. Special Needs – Can Not Jump. Box Trained, Inside Only. Must Bring Carrier to Transport. Call 731-983-3302 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (9P) FOR SALE ~ 1999 Ford Ranger, 4-Wheel Drive, 102,000 Miles, Excellent Condition. $5,000. Call 731-435-1310. (7P) FOR SALE – 4-Inch Pump for Deep Well. Four 15-Inch Rims and Tires for a Ford. Call 731608-7457. (7P) WHOLESALE LOG BEDS ~ Furniture & Mattresses – Log Beds —- As Low As $299 With This Ad! Rustic Log Furniture —- Chests, Dressers and Stands. Sofa / Love with 4 Recliners $899. Mattress As Low As $99. Bunk Beds $179. Call 731610-1811. (7P) FOR SALE – Land and Lots in Chester County. No Restrictions & NO CREDIT CHECK. 731989-4859 ~ Seven Days a Week. (TFC) FOR SALE – 5 Acre Mini Farm, Beautiful Home Site, No Restrictions. New Friendship Rd. Call 983-2766. (TFC) FOR SALE – 40 Sow Farrowing Crates, 5’ x 5’, Solid Steel with Floors. $250 Each. Call 614-4835. (7P) LAND FOR SALE – 5.4 Acres on Keene Road in Chester County TN. $300 Down. $127.60 / Month. See Sweetlips at boatwrightlc.com or call 662-5510339. (9C)

LAND FOR SALE – 6.4 Acres on Peddy Vestal in Chester County TN. $300 Down. $278.44 / Month. See North Henderson Farms at boatwrightlc.com or call 662-551-0339. (9C) LAND FOR SALE – 6.5 Acres on Russom Road in Chester County TN. $500 Down. $183.63 / Month. See South Chester Farms at boatwrightlc.com or call 662551-0339. (9C) FOR SALE – 2001 Harley Davidson Road King, Black & Chrome, Garage Kept, Runs and Sounds Great, Low Miles. $8,900 OBO. Call 731-394-7502. (9P)

HOMES FOR SALE HOUSE FOR SALE ~ 2 BR, 1 ½ BA, 2-Car Garage, Large FencedIn Backyard. 930 Old Jackson Rd. $109,500 Motivated Seller. Contact Agent Linda Carter at 608-0515. (7P) ANNIVERSARY SALE Who said you couldn’t buy a new home in the 20’s anymore! New, 2 Bedroom Homes Starting at $25,950. New, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Homes Starting at $29,950. VOTED BEST OF SHOW —Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath $44,500. All Homes Delivered & Setup on your Lot with Central Air. Hurry! Limited number at these prices. CLAYTON HOMES SUPERCENTER OF CORINTH. Hwy 72 West —- ¼ Mile West of Hospital. (TFC) SUMMER SIZZLER – New 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Energy Star Home, Vinyl Siding / Shingle Roof, 2” x 6” Wall Studs, Thermo Pane Windows, Heat Pump, Appliances, Underpinning, Delivered & Setup On Concrete Piers. ONLY $29,995! WINDHAM HOMES 1-888-287-6996. (TFC)

FOR RENT FOR RENT – 2-bedroom, 1-bath townhouse, $390 a month, $150 deposit. 467-0226. (TFC) FOR RENT – Mobile Homes in Jacks Creek Area, Nice Community. No Pets. Senior Discount. Call 989-4227. (TFC) FOR RENT – Perfect For a Single Senior Who Likes Quiet, Safe, Private, and Close to Town. Landlord Pays: Water Bill, Sewer Bill, Electric Heat & Cooling Bill. You Pay Only for TV Service (Direct or Dish). Landlord Maintains Yards and Provides Storage Space for Your Overflow Stuff. Landlord Provides a Storm Shelter Which is Shared by One Other Person. House is New, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Front Porch and Rear Deck. All This for Just $125 / Week. Deposit is $500. Call 6082225. Non-Smoker Only. (TFC) FOR RENT – Commercial Building, 117 W. Main St. 3900 sq. ft. plus basement. $1,500. Will divide. United Country Action Realty. 989-7488. (TFC) RENT TO OWN – 3 BR, 2 BA, 14 x 70 Trailer, City Water & Gas, 3 Miles South of Town. Deposit is $500 + 1st Month’s Rent. Rent is $325 / Month. After 10 Years, It’s Yours! References Required. Call 608-2225. (TFC) FOR RENT – 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, garage in town. $650 / month. 318 Mifflin. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 3 bedroom house, CHA, appliances, carport, storage building. $625 / month. 380 Patterson. 989-7488. (TFC)

FOR RENT – 2 BR Duplex. $425 / Month. No Pets. Call 731-9892480. (TFC) FOR RENT – Two bedroom duplex, appliances, CHA, new paint, new carpet. 421A Steed. $450 / month. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, CHA, appliances, 3 acres. 580 Loop Road (Deanburg). $550 / month. 9897488. (TFC) FOR RENT – Office Space. Call Candy at 879-9119. (7C) FOR RENT in Chickasaw Area – 3 BR, 2 BA, Spacious Kitchen, Patio, Deck, 2-Car Garage, Barn, 10 Acres, Great Hunting, $700 / Month. Also, 4 BR, 2 BA, Doublewide, Fireplace, Large Living Room, Canopy Deck, Carport, 20 x 40 Shed, 17.5 Acres, 2 Fishing Ponds, $800 / Month Unfurnished or $1,200 / Month Furnished. Deposit and References Required. Call 731608-3737. (7P) FOR RENT – 2 bedroom house in town, appliances, CHA. $500 / month. 311 Second St. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – Fully Furnished, 1 BR Efficiency Apartment. Utilities & Cable Included in Rent. $150 / Week. NO Deposit. NO PETS. Call 989-5648. (7C) FOR RENT – Country Living at Its Best! 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile Home on 10-Acre Wooded Lot. Hunters Welcome. This is a Must See. Very Clean, No Pets. $575 / Month. $400 Deposit. Call Josh at 731-608-6497. (7P)

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MISCELLANEOUS LAWN SERVICES and Bush Hogging. Reasonable Rates, FREE Estimates. Call 731-608-1768, Please Leave a Message if No Answer. (9P) JIM’s TRASH SERVICE – $16 / Month. $12 / Month for Senior Citizens. Call 731-608-4244 or 989-5732. (11P) CROSSROADS Lawn Care and Tree Service – Home Maintenance Plus Pressure Washing – Insured in Workers Comp. Call 731616-1565 or visit www.crossroadslawncare.c om (12P)

STATEWIDES DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT children $99.00 Includes name change and property settlement agreement. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. Call 1-888-7337165, 24/7 (TnScan) DAIRY FARMERS: IF YOU sold milk between 2001 and the present time, you may be entitled to a refund. Call Johnson Recoveries Toll Free 1-855-484-

ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get Free CPAP Replacement Supplies at No Cost, plus Free home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 888-865-7302 (TnScan) FEELING OLDER? MEN LOSE the ability to produce testosterone as they age. Call 877768-8004 for a Free trial of Progene- All Natural Testosterone Supplement. (TnScan) DRIVING FOR A CAREER – No Experience? No Problem! 2 Weeks Local training in Jackson, TN or Dyersburg, TN. *Great Pay *Benefits *Job Security *Student Tuition Loans Available *Placement Assistance. DriveTrain 119 E. L. Morgan Dr. Jackson, TN 1-800-423-8820 or Drive-Train 2045 St. John Ave. Dyersburg, TN 1-800-423-2730 www.drive-train.org (TnScan) LIVE-WORK-PARTY-PLAY! Play in Vegas, Hang in LA, Jet to New York! Hiring 18-24 girls/guys. $400-$800 wkly. Paid expenses. Signing Bonus. 1-866574-7454 (TnScan) DRIVERS REGIONAL FLATBED HOME Every Weekend, 40-45 CPM, Class A CDL Required, Flatbed Load Training Available 1-800-9927863 ext.158 www.mcelroytrucklines.com (TnScan)


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OTR Flatbed experience, & Pay Up To .39¢ / mile Call 800-5725489 x 227, Sunbelt Transport, LLC (TnScan)

present time, you may be entitled to a refund. Call Johnson Recoveries Toll Free 1-855-4844075 (TnScan)

DRIVERS: NO EXPERIENCE? CLASS A CDL Driver Training. We train and Employ! Ask about our New Pay Scale! Experienced Drivers also Needed! Central Refrigerated (877) 3697191 www.centraltruckdrivingjobs.com (TnScan)

ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get Free CPAP Replacement Supplies at No Cost, plus Free home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 888-865-7302 (TnScan)

DRIVERS - CDL-A OTR DRIVERS Start up to .44 cpm • Home Most Weekends • Flatbed exp. Pref’d Call Today! 800-441-4271 X TN-100 HornadyTransportation.com (TnScan)

FEELING OLDER? MEN LOSE the ability to produce testosterone as they age. Call 877768-8004 for a Free trial of Progene- All Natural Testosterone Supplement. (TnScan)

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DRIVER. TANGO TRANSPORT NOW hiring Regional OTR Team. Top Pay Plenty of Miles Great Home Time. Family Medical/Dental. 401k. Paid Vacations. Call 877-826-4605 or w w w. d r i v e f o r t a n g o . c o m (TnScan)

DISH NETWORK. STARTING AT $19.99/month Plus 30 Premium Movie Channels Free for 3 Months! Save! & Ask About Same Day Installation! Call - 877603-8325 (TnScan)

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WORKS! ONE call & your 25 word ad will appear in 92 Tennessee newspapers for $265/wk or 23 West TN newspapers for $95/wk. Call this newspaper’s classified advertising dept. or go to www.tnadvertising.biz. (TnScan)

DRIVERS - CDL-A TEAM WITH Total! Miles • Equipment • Benefits 50¢ / mile for Hazmat Teams Solo drivers also needed! 800-942-2104 Ext. 7307 or 7308 www.Drive4Total.com (TnScan) DRIVERSCLASS A FLATBED -$- Home Weekends, Run Southeast US, Requires 1 Yr

DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT children $99.00 Includes name change and property settlement agreement. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. Call 1-888-7337165, 24/7 (TnScan) DAIRY FARMERS: IF YOU sold milk between 2001 and the

DRIVING FOR A CAREER – No Experience? No Problem! 2 Weeks Local training in Jackson, TN or Dyersburg, TN. *Great Pay *Benefits *Job Security *Student Tuition Loans Available *Placement Assistance. DriveTrain 119 E. L. Morgan Dr. Jackson, TN 1-800-423-8820 or Drive-Train 2045 St. John Ave. Dyersburg, TN 1-800-423-2730 www.drive-train.org (TnScan) LIVE-WORK-PARTY-PLAY! Play in Vegas, Hang in LA, Jet to New York! Hiring 18-24 girls/guys. $400-$800 wkly. Paid expenses. Signing Bonus. 1-866574-7454 (TnScan) DRIVERS REGIONAL FLATBED HOME Every Weekend, 40-45 CPM, Class A CDL Required, Flatbed Load Training Available 1-800-9927863 ext.158 www.mcelroytrucklines.com (TnScan) DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW at TMC Transportation! Earn $750 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training! Job ready in 3 weeks! 1888-407-5172 (TnScan) ATTN: DRIVERS FREIGHT UP = More $$$ New Pay Package New KW Conventionals 2 Mos CDL Class A Driving Exp 877258-8782 (TnScan) DRIVERS - CDL-A TRUCK DRIVERS Needed Up to $5,000 Sign-On Bonus for Experienced Drivers! New student pay And Lease Program Now Available! 8 7 7 - 5 2 1 - 5 7 7 5 www.USATruck.jobs (TnScan) DRIVERS OWNER OPERATORS $2,500 Sign-On Bonus. Dedicated Runs, Class-A CDL. Greatprice fuel-discount program. Greatcare plan options for: Healthcare, Retirement, Wellness & Business Svcs. 866-566-2133 driveforgreatwide.com (TnScan) OTR TEAM DRIVERS, DKMZ Trucking Inc. has openings for FedEx Olive Branch and Memphis hubs. Drivers average $1000+ week. 2012 plus Volvos. 731-885-6044 (TnScan) FLATBED DRIVERS NEW PAY Scale- Start @ .37cpm Up to .04cpm Mileage Bonus, Home Weekends, Insurance & 401K Apply @ Boydandsons.com 800648-9915 (TnScan) START NOW! TEN DRIVERS Needed. West Tennessee Ready Mix. (Formerly 51 Concrete) Health Ins., 401K, Class B, CDL. Drug Free. Apply at any Location or 200 Pierce Rd. Oakland, TN. 901-465-6611 (TnScan) “GET UP- DRIVE A TRUCK” Milan Express Driving Academy *Student Loans & Placement Assistance Available “Qualified Applicants” 1-800-645-2698 www.milanexpress.com/drivingacademy 53D E.L. Morgan Dr., Jackson, TN 38305 (TnScan) COMPANY DRIVERS: $2500 SIGN-On Bonus! Super Service is hiring solo and team drivers. Great Benefits Package. CDL-A required. Call 888-441-9358 or apply online at www.superservi-

cellc.com (TnScan) DRIVERS - EARN $45-$60k annually. Daily or weekly pay. Van and Refrigerated freight. Single source dispatch. Flexible hometime. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 800-4149569 www.driveknight.com (TnScan) AVERITT IS LOOKING FOR CDL-A Drivers! Great, Low-cost Benefits Package and Weekly Hometime. 4 Months T/T Experience Required - Apply Now! 888-362-8608 AVERITTcareers.com Equal Opportunity Employer (TnScan) DRIVER. TANGO TRANSPORT NOW hiring Regional OTR Team. Top Pay Plenty of Miles Great Home Time. Family Medical/Dental. 401k. Paid Vacations. Call 877-826-4605 or w w w. d r i v e f o r t a n g o . c o m (TnScan) NEW TO TRUCKING? YOUR new career starts now! * $0 Tuition Cost * No Credit Check * Great Pay & Benefits. Short employment commitment

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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, June 21, 2012

Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated July 5, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded July 8, 2005, as Instrument No. 22955 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Zachary D. Heath and Janet L. Heath, conveying certain property therein described to FMLS, Inc. as Trustee for AmSouth Bank; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on July 12, 2012 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester

County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin found in a ditch, which point is the southeast corner of Zach Heath as recorded in Record Book 259, page 531, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee; thence, from the point of beginning, and on new lines through Mosier, the following calls; north 62 degrees 02 minutes 32 seconds east 242.44 feet to an iron pin set; south 35 degrees 13 minutes 29 seconds east 250.65 feet to an iron pin set; south 24 degrees 08 minutes 30 seconds east 135.08 feet to an iron pin set in the west line of Kendall; thence, with the west line of Kendall, south 48 degrees 08 minutes 51 seconds west 126.28 feet to the point in the centerline of said ditch; thence, with the centerline of said ditch, the following calls; north 27 degrees 47 minutes 11 seconds west 170.75 feet; south 80 degrees 05 minutes 11 seconds west 60.41 feet; north 40 degrees 36 minutes 14 seconds west 76.39 feet; north 17 degrees 07 minutes 13 seconds west 52.02 feet; north 51 degrees 21 minutes 48 seconds west 63.79 feet; north 81 degrees 01 minutes 36 seconds west 66.75 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 70

Mosier Lane, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 355-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Zachary D. Heath; Janet L. Heath The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700176960 DATED June 12, 2012 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTNShellie_msherrod_120612_1105 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of

the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated November 15, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded November 16, 2005, at Book 276, Page 314 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Sherry Bullman and Charles Easley, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq., 208 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 as Trustee for America’s Mortgage Outsource Prog.; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on July 12, 2012 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Tract One: Beginning at an iron pin found in the west margin of Meadow Lands Lane, which point is the southeast corner of Lot 5 and the northeast corner of the herein

described tract; thence, from the point of beginning, and with the west margin of Meadow Lands Lane, following a curve having a radius of 325.00 for a distance of 75.16 feet to an iron pin set at the northeast corner of Lot 7; thence, with the North line of Lot 7, South 67 degrees 02 minutes 48 seconds West 405.96 feet to an iron pin found in an interior line of Russell; thence, with Russell, North 10 degrees 06 minutes 55 seconds West 157.40 feet to an iron pin found at the southwest corner of Lot 5; thence, with the South line of Lot 5, North 79 degrees 41 minutes 18 seconds East 365.17 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.0 acres as surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., R. L. S. 1999. This is the identical the real estate conveyed to Sherry Bullman from James C. Wright and wife, Elaine Wright by Warranty Deed dated November 3, 2004, of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 260, page 134. Tract two: Beginning on a iron rod set in the west margin of Meadows Lands Lane being located South 16 degrees 05 minutes 58 seconds East 63.51 feet from the southeast corner of Donald Holmes (Record Book 252, page 485); thence from the point of beginning and the East margin of Meadows Lands Lane South 27 degrees 18 minutes 50 seconds East 63.51 feet to an existing half inch rebar found being the northeast corner of Sherry Bullman (Record Book 260, page 134); thence with Bullman South 79 degrees 41 minutes 18 seconds West 365.17 feet to an existing metal fence post in the East line of Lloyd Russell; thence with Russell North 10 degrees 06 minutes 55 seconds West 61.96 feet to a new corner of Grantham; thence with a new line of Grantham North 79 degrees 53 minutes 28 seconds East 346.39 feet to the point of beginning and containing 0.50 acres. Being Tract 2 and the southern half of Lot 5 of Melton Meadows Subdivision

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as recorded in the plat recorded in Plat Cabinet 1, Section 3, page 23, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. This tract was surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., on December 2, 2004. This is the identical real estate conveyed to Sherry Bullman from Donald E. Holmes and wife, Delilah F. Holmes by virtue of a Warranty Deed dated December 6, 2004, of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 262, page 113. Subject to certain setbacks, restrictions, easements and all other matters as shown of record in plat cabinet, section 3, page 23, In the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 200 Meadowland Lane, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 355-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Sherry Bullman; Charles Easley; RAB Performance Recoveries LLC The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286216555 DATED June 7, 2012WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTNShellie_tcrow_120607_ 708 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM


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