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Silerton drowning believed accidental The death of a Silerton woman is believed an accident following the discovery of her body Sunday evening. A friend found the body of Gloria Luttrell Hayes, 43, of 6175 Silerton Road, floating in an above-ground swimming pool. According to investigators with the Chester County Sheriff’s Department, it is believed that Hayes drowned sometime Friday. The body was sent for an autopsy; however, there were no apparent indications of homicide. Determination of the exact cause of death is still pending on the results of a toxicology report.

July 15, 2010

Murder - suicide SERVING CHESTER COUNTY SINCE 1865

Husband, wife found slain at Lott Road home By James A. Webb General Manager

Two persons were found dead Saturday afternoon following what law enforcement officials believe to be a murder, followed by suicide. The bodies of Elizabeth Carlene Wilson, 42, and her husband Collin Dibnah, 56, were found inside their 710 Lott Road home at approximately 1:15 p.m. Saturday, ending an almost five-hour standoff. According to the Chester County Sheriff’s Department, a 911 call came in to dispatchers at approximately 8 a.m. from a next-door neighbor. A 6-yearold child living at the Dibnah

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Sheriff’s deputies prepare to enter a Lott Road home Saturday afternoon where they found the bodies of a husband and wife, apparently the victims of a murder-suicide. home told investigators his parents had been arguing and he was ordered outside by his father. He later tried to re-enter the house but found that it was

locked. The child then rushed to a neighbor’s house who called 911. When deputies arrived they could get no response at the

front door and no answer by telephone. The six-year-old child told them that when he left See SUICIDE, Page 3-A

For Sale: Nursing Home Early voting begins this Friday Early voting for Chester County’s Aug. 5 general election starts this Friday, July 16, and will conclude July 31. The election office, located inside the historic Chester County Courthouse, will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. including Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. When early voting, the election office asks you bring your voter registration card for a speedy process, however, photo identification will also be accepted. Locally, residents will be voting for a new county mayor, sheriff, road commissioner, register of deeds, county clerk, circuit court clerk, county trustee, constables, three school board seats, and county commissioners in six separate districts. The City of Henderson will also have three aldermen positions up for election. The town of Enville will have city-wide elections including the mayoral office and four aldermen seats. Statewide, residents can vote in the Republican and Democratic primaries for governor and Tennessee House of Representatives 7th Congressional District and 72nd Representative District, along with state executive committees. Display of campaign posters, signs or other campaign materiSee VOTING, Page 3-A

County Commissioners vote to sell nursing home Chester County commissioners voted last night to sell the facility used by Chester County Healthcare Inc., ridding them of the responsibility of the countyowned nursing home.

Commissioner Leon Robison made the motion to sell the nursing home to the best bidder moments after CCH directors Dee Etta Shires and Mahlia Russell approached the commis-

sion requesting the county to abide by the terms of their current contract and asked for maintenance reimbursement. The motion reads, “to sell the Chester County Nursing Home to the best bidder at the same contract as today and to reserve all rights and refuse all bids pending approval of the nursing home committee and the purchasing committee.” Fourteen commissioners voted in favor of the motion to sell, with Commissioner Burl Malone voting against the motion, Commissioner Buddy Richardson passing, Tim Crowe and Johnny Beshires were both absent due to out-of-town engagements. “This has been going on for two years, and it’s getting worse with no solution,” exclaimed Mayor Troy Kilzer. “A new mayor shouldn’t have to deal with what I’ve dealt with these last years. They (CCH)

After 12 years of serving as county mayor, Troy Kilzer leads his last meeting as county executive. run a good nursing home, I’ve never criticized them on that. They’ve got a better position to buy it than anybody.” CCH alleges the county owes them $181,172.90 in maintenance and repairs through the See CCH Page 14-A Photos by James A. Webb, Independent

Chester County Healthcare Inc. Directors Mahlia Russell and Dee Etta Shires request the county to abide by their current contract and to pay over $180,000 allegedly owed to CCH Inc. for maintenance and repairs.

City examines wrecker policy, updates on expansion projects At last Thursday night’s city of Henderson monthly meeting, the city’s wrecker services were wreaking havoc on each other both alleging neither were being treated fairly in the wrecker-call rotation and the city wrecker protocol. The situation stemmed from last month’s meeting when HiWay Wrecker owner Jeff Faulkner approached the board

stating he owns a business in the city limits paying city taxes, when competitor Jeff Smith Wrecker Services is able to respond to calls in the city limits although he runs his business out of his residence in the county. City attorney Jerry Spore explained due a federal statute, the city could not regulate basic commerce preventing competition, stemming from the deregu-

lations of the trucking industry years ago. The exceptions are safety issues, for instance, if a wrecker service asks to be listed on the city’s wrecker list and they are more than 30 minutes away. Hi-Way Wrecker also alleged the dispatchers were not giving out wrecker calls according to Henderson Police Dept. procedure and that a wrecker service

should only be able to pick up one vehicle per wrecker. Chief Tommy Davis said he has never had a problem with either wrecker service responding to a scene in a timely manner and safety and common sense with the situation is the department’s primary focus. “Two wreckers services is See CITY Page 3-A


Page 2-A CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, July 15, 2010

Farris seeks the office of Chester County Mayor Johny R. Farris, former Chester County Ambulance Service Director, has announced his candidacy for the office of Chester County Mayor. Farris was director of the Chester County Ambulance Service from 1976-1995 when the operation was contracted to West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH). Farris was employed by WTH as Emergency Services Manager from 1995-2008. During his employment as Chester County Ambulance Service Director he managed all aspects of the business which included supervising all employees, accounting, budgeting, payroll, and making sure that all state and federal regulations were followed. While at WTH he managed the Emergency Medical Services Operations which included day to day operations and supervising of staff, budgeting, creating staffing plans for approximately 110 employees, preparing payrolls, grant writing and maintaining continuity with state and federal agencies to make certain that all regulations were followed. During his tenure with WTH, Farris served on several state committees including the State E m e r g e n c y Communications Board coordinating plans for a state wide emergency communications system and the Jackson Madison County General Hospital Emergency Planning Committee. Farris has served as alderman for the city of Henderson for approximately 20 years and has a working knowledge of governmental affairs. During this time he has served on many committees includ-

ing the Planning Commission and most recently the Technology School Committee. Farris has attended training classes designed and sponsored by the state to familiarize attendees with state law and codes to prepare them to better serve as governmental leaders. He has been involved with the Henderson-Chester County Chamber of Commerce since its inception as a volunteer during the annual Chester County Barbecue Festival. Farris is a graduate of Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga. with an Associate Degree in Science, and holds a license to practice as a Paramedic and Emergency Medical Communications Dispatcher in the state of Tennessee. Farris also attended Freed-Hardeman University taking accounting and other courses. Farris also took leadership classes while serving in the United States Air Force. He and his wife Donna are members of the Henderson Church of Christ where he organizes a worship service for residents of Chester County Healthcare (nursing home) each month, and has been involved in several medical mission trips to Guyana, South America and recently to Haiti to assist following the earthquake. They have three children Chad, Zack, and Brittany, all graduates of Chester County High School and FreedHardeman University. Chad, after serving four years in the Army and a tour in Iraq in 2003-2004, resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., with his wife Brandy. Zack and his wife Cherith (Burkhead), along with their daughter Ella Kate, reside in Henderson County near

FARRIS Pine Lake. Brittany and her husband Todd Lewis, along with their son Hudson, reside in Henderson. “I have always felt the need to be of service to the people of Chester County and to help anyone when I could,” said Farris. “I love Chester County and its people. I want the best for all of us. I think we all want the same things for our children and grandchildren. We want them to get a good, quality education and jobs in our county, live here and raise their children here. If we all work together, we can move Chester County closer to that goal. “We, all the people working together, can help the county grow economically, commercially in order to attract growth in the residential sector at the right pace and the correct way. I feel that as a community leader or an elected official we need to put God first and people before politics. I have no business interest that might interfere with the duties of County Mayor. I would spend 100 percent of my time working to make Chester County the place we want it to be. If elected I will serve all the people of Chester County to the best of my ability. I humbly request your vote for County Mayor.” Paid for by JohnyFarris

Maness is candidate for Road Supervisor Billy Maness has announced his candidacy for the office of Chester County Road Supervisor. Maness regrets that he was unable to attend the recent Meet the Candidates forum at the Chamber of Commerce. However, he would like to take this opportunity to share his vision and goals for our county. “If I am elected as your next Road Supervisor, I plan to maintain our roads to the best of my ability with the funding that is available in our budget,” said Maness. “I have spoken to residents that live on the outer edges of our county and have heard many requests to restore roads and bridges that are in disrepair in those areas.

Fruits, veggies form healthy lifestyle More than 120 Tennessee elementary schools have been chosen to participate in the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program for the 2010-11 school year. The director of Tennessee’s School Nutrition Program, Sarah White, says that for some students, being exposed to certain exotic fruits is a first-time experience. White says that on average about 50 dollars will be spent on each student. Those kids will be provided approved fruits and vegetables at no charge during the school day. Schools with the highest percentage of disadvantaged students were given the highest priority for the program.

I plan on addressing those requests, as well as others, if I am elected to this office. “Also, to the parents of the Dixie Youth ball league, I want you all to know that I value the Dixie Youth presence in our county and think that it is important to keep our children involved in these sorts of activities. It is my plan, if elected as Road Supervisor, to improve the parking lot of the Dixie Youth Park. This county property should be maintained and paved by the highway department in order to provide access to this park for all those who wish to visit and enjoy the park. “My roots run deep in Chester County and I

MANESS want the opportunity to serve my county in this capacity. I’ve had many years of road maintenance experience and hope to bring my experience to work for Chester County. Remember to vote Billy Maness for Road Supervisor and together we can take care of our county. Paid for by Billy Maness


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City good for the police dept. because we don’t have to put all our eggs in one basket,” explained Davis. Chief Davis said the protocol is officers will first ask if the owner of the vehicle has a preference of wrecker service, if not they call the next in line service. It was determined Mayor King, Chief Davis, and both wrecker services will meet to settle the matter. Utility Director Mark Elkins gave an update on the recent city expansion projects. He indicated the Mifflin gas expansion project has begun and will start at the intersection of Glendale Road and Hwy 200 through Clifford Road for 1.1 miles, extend down Hwy 197 for 1.3 miles, and Hwy 200 south for 2.4

miles. In addition the city gas services will be extended from Holly Springs Road at Hwy 200 to Needmore Road, continuing down Needmore Road 1.9 miles, Bray Road 1.3 miles and Bray Lane 0.8 miles. Elkins has scheduled a meeting at 10 a.m. July 17 at Mifflin Baptist Church to discuss the expansion project further. Elkins stated the Wilson School Road/Dry Creek water project has completed the design phase and received approval from TDEC. Bids for the project are due July 29. The project completion date is expected for October. He said the Jacks Creek Sewer Project still remains in the design phase. The board passed the final reading of tax rate at $1.22 per $100 assessed value 5-1 with Ald. Bobby Barnes voting no. Due to a new increased

state fee, the board was forced to increase the municipal court costs by $13.75 to offset the costs. If the city did not increase the fee, they would be losing approximately $10,000 a year. The board passed a resolution to apply for a parks and recreation grant yielding a 50-50 match. The city also discussed the future possibility of developing a parks and recreation advisory board for a better advantage of receiving state funding. As recommended by the planning commissioner the board passed an ordinance amending the Zoning Map to rezone the property located along the north side of East Main Street from Memorial Ave. to the eastern city limits from light industrial and institutional to M-3 retail/industrial. The previous ordinance did not allow businesses to open in those areas.

Horizons completes 30th year at FHU Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

The Christian leadership camp Horizons celebrated its 30th birthday last week at Freed-Hardeman University. Kids from across the country and from around the world have come together each July for the last 30 years to learn more about the Bible and have a little fun in the process. Pictured, Lauren Rogers and a friend take the plunge down a water slide at this year’s finale event, a Luau.

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Voting als, distribution of campaign materials and solicitation of votes is strictly prohibited within 100 feet of any polling place. The election commission office is a polling place during early voting. The Chester County docket includes: county mayor-Johny Farris, Gloria Holiday, Patricia Jones, Dwain Seaton; sheriff- Ray Mullins, Rhoda Smith, Blair Weaver; road superintendent- Tiny Carnell, Jerry King, Billy Maness; circuit court clerk-Rhiannon Chavez, Keith Frye; county clerk-Johnny Garner, Amanda Hostetler, Harold Thomas; register of deeds-Judy Cranford (unopposed); country trustee-Lance Beshires (unopposed); school board (district 1,2,6)-Glenn Naylor, Norris Frank, Samuel T. Jones; constable (districts 1,2)-Josh Trammell, James “Jamie” Miller.

County Commissioner docket includes (three elected in each district): district oneLarry Blackstock, Daniel Cherry, Justin Emerson, Jerry Lowe, Burl Malone; district two-William “Doug” Acred, Jackie Butler, Tim Crowe, Al McKinnon, David Russell; district three-Russell Clayton, John Eaton, John Allen Moore, William “B.J.” Newman, Buddy Richardson, Danny Wade; district four-Jerry Emerson, Audrey Garner, Sandra Highers, Joseph Melaro; district five-Eddie Fuller, Kevin Howell, Barry Hutcherson, Diane Jordan, Edward Plunk, Barry Smith; district six (unopposed)-James Alexander, Tierra Thaxton, John Welch. Municiple docket includes: Henderson aldermen (unopposed)Bobby Barnes, Timothy Faulkner, Keith Smith; City of Enville mayor (unopposed)-Steven Grisham; Enville aldermen (unopposed)-Jeff Finley, Patrick Mooney, James Stublaski, Jane Whitten.

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Suicide the house he heard a “boom, boom, boom,” and upon questioning by deputies he stated “maybe” when asked if it sounded like a gun. The area around the home was cordoned off, and around 1 p.m., Madison County tactical team members introduced a chemical agent in to the house, but neither subject came out. Deputies entered shortly thereafter, finding the bodies of Wilson and Dibnah. Inside the home, investigator Jason Crouse and medical examiner Dr. Paul Schwartz found evidence to believe that each had died of gunshot wounds, with Dibnah’s wounds believed to be self-inflicted. They also found what they described as a suicide letter. Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver said his department had respond-

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Curry seeks State Executive Committee Shirley Curry is seeking the position as the State Executive Committeewoman for the 26th Senatorial District. The State Executive Committee for each party (SEC) is composed of one man and one woman elected from each of the 33 Senatorial Districts. This serves as the governing bodies for the political parties in the state of Tennessee. The 26th Senatorial District is made up of eight counties; Chester, Crockett, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, McNairy and Wayne. SEC members are selected in the August Primary election. The major focus of SEC activities is to be a liaison between the State Party and the local GOP organizations that include the County parties, the local clubs in the Federation of Republican Women, the Young Republicans and the Teen-Republicans. They cooperate across political boundaries to provide information, share events and influence policy. Dr. Curry, who is a regular classroom math teacher at the Wayne County High School, has extensive experience on the political scene. She worked in Washington, D.C. on the staffs of both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush. She has served as a State President for the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women and for more than 10 years guided the Iris Fund, an organization that raises money for Tennessee House and Senate GOP candidates. Her Teaching experience includes many trips to China where she taught courses in Chinese universities. Dr. Curry is a widow with three chil-

ed to the home at least twice over the previous few months after reports of domestic problems. He further stated that Wilson had recently filed for divorce from Dibnah. A female child, who was not at home at the time of the incident, later told investigators that she, her brother, and father had just returned from California, and that her father was depressed. One neighbor told the Independent that Dibnah was not very sociable, but that Wilson had been very neighborly. Also, they reported that Dibnah had exhibited very strange behavior the day before the fateful morning. No deputies were injured in the assault on the house, however, one tact team member was treated for heat related problems. Local law enforcement was assisted at the scene by members of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department Tactical Unit.

SHIRLEY CURRY dren, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She says, “Citizens of the 26th District are conservative; pro-family, pro-life, pro-second amendment and pro-business, and I ask for your vote and support.”


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Thursday, July 15, 2010

CCHS CLASS OF 1985

MR. AND MRS. KYLE SCOTT

Nord – Scott wedding Chris and Angela Scott of Henderson announce the marriage of their son, Kyle Scott of Henderson, to Amanda Nord of Tampa, Fla. The wedding took place on June 26, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, where Kyle is in training with the U.S. Air Force. Parents of the bride are Jerry and Gail Nord of Anderson, S.C. The groom is the grandson of Danny and Susie Smith of Finger and Harry and Ruth Scott of Henderson. The couple will reside at Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey upon completion of Kyle’s training at Lackland AFB in Texas.

The Chester County High School Class of 1985 held their 25-year reunion at the Henderson Elks Lodge on June 12. Those attending were from left, first row, Stephanie Wamble Clayton, Vicki Morris Brower, Tracy McNeil, Dora Harville Clayton, Calita Sneed Black, Rhonda Farrell Frye, Kim Faulkner Adams, Valorie Thomas Griggs, Janet Carroll, and Rhonda Russom Johnson; second row, Patrick Callahan, Lori Thomas, Debbie Anderson Ballard, Troy Kilzer, Michelle Vandiver Deaton, Chris Morris, Marla Priddy Newman, Albenda Bass White, Mark Bailey, Jeff Watson, Angela Gee Burton, James Anderson, Lisa Muse Hanson, Carissa White, Cereice Doyle Earp, Shannon Butler, Vera Holmes, and Lisa Holley Goodrich; third row, Phil Stanfill, Andy Thomas, Joey Harris, Steve Thomas, Brent Peddy, Debbie Arnold Currie, Larry Rhodes, Susan Kitchen Wilson, Jackie Williams Azevedo, and John Steed; back row, Joe Kumlien, Kirby Latham, Jeff McEarl, Joe Ross, Stacy Hollingsworth, Charlie Tucker, Chris Davis, Curtis Gogel, and Hank Hopper.

Happy birthday wishes go to Caleigh Troutman on July 15; Helen Pickett and Nick Weatherington on July 16; Debbie Hanna and Michael Arnold on July 18; and Will Mooney on July 21. Happy anniversary to Jay and Sue Poff on July 15 and Dennis and LaTasha Phillips on July 21. Milledgeville United Methodist Church will be having Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. on July 18-20 for ages 3 to adult. Sunday is wear green day; Monday is wear a hat day; and Tuesday will be a surprise. They would like to invite everyone to come worship

and join in on the fun. The Enville Community Center will have a spaghetti dinner and a cakewalk on July 31 at 5 p.m. All Chester County candidates are asked to come and speak for three minutes. Everyone is invited. Remember to pray for the sick, our troops and their families. If you looked into the heart of the person you consider to be your enemy, what do you think you would find that is different from what is in your own heart? What kind of thoughts have filled your mind today, thoughts of judgment or thoughts of compassion? Have a great week. Call me at 989-0212 or email wildgoosenews @aol.com or Envillec ommunitynews@yahoo.c om with your news.

We are very thankful for the rain we have received. It revived our gardens and was a blessing to the farmers. The Glendale community will have its annual Homecoming on Saturday, July 24. Lunch will be served at noon, consisting of barbecue with all the trimmings and homemade desserts. On our prayer list this week are Francis Carroll,

A celebration of 80 years and beginning of a new life is combined in five days! Betty Bruntz’s birthday turned more into a reunion when Garners arrived. The Creek couldn’t hold all 130 Garners and friends from Arizona, Illinois, Texas, Georgia and Nashville, so they celebrated in Lexington. Five days later (7-8-10), birthday wrappings were disposed and disposable diapers brought out quickly Betty’s great-grandchild arrived singing belated “Happy Birthday” in BSharp! Little Jonah Daniel Lawson was gently cradled by Jeremy and Beverly Threadgill Lawson. Hope there will be lots of lullabies and joy to all. Four sisters (Betty Swafford, Barbara Rhodes, Ann Jordan and Shirley

Bailey) celebrated their mother’s 103rd birthday by sharing memories during lunch at Reagan Café about their dear mother, Lena Fowler Scott. If they had known about Unity Church stew, they could have compared church stew to momma’s stew. I was talking on the phone with Louise Clenney announcing Don had arrived back home with stew. I thought I heard a tummy growl, so 12 miles later Louise had shared stew - no more growls! “Miss July” came to entertain the club, but not posed in a swimsuit! Cindy Springer moved to Sweetlips in 1990. She has poised in casual attire and entertained the Jacks Creek Community Club for four years with help from Maggie Johnson and Dan Piechocki. Toes were tapping in rhythm to guitar and voice. The special song, “The Last Rose of Summer” was dedicated to Lloyd Richardson who died June 25. His military graveside service was recorded earlier. After TAPS was heard, the tape silently played as a memorial while Cindy was singing patriotic songs. How ironic that when

Cindy finished singing the tape ended with “Old Glory” waving in the wind on Lloyd’s grave. Then Cindy announced a surprise guest. Hayden Jenkins, age 9, awed the group playing an electric guitar joined by Hal Jenkins and Dan playing “Ice Cream Man.” Strong supporters were mom, Heather, and sister, Peyton. Hayden has much talent. Perhaps later another local talented young man might join Hayden and surprise us. The crowd was graced by Al McKinnon, Jackie Butler, Patricia Jones, and little Jack Beazy – 3-yearold great-grandson of Warren and Annie Moore. Bill and Jan Moore are close kin, too. Celebrating the Fourth in Memphis, two women were noticed admiring Dusty Rose dressed in red, white, and blue in a shopping cart. Suddenly names were shouted with excitement. Sandra Rankin Jones (formerly from Chester County) introduced her friend, Pat Wilson. They love reading community news from back home. Sandra and Don went to school together, Sandra’s dad,

Gerald Stanfill, Pam Priddy, Charles Stovall, Carroll Williams, Glen Jones, Charles and Wilma Cupples, Jean Latham, John Kent Sells, Phillip Ross, Ollie Dean Kennedy, Bill and Shirley Gaddy, Carolyn Potter, Dianne Wells, Gathel Latham, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families. Birthday greetings to Peggy King, Bobby Smith, Art Jewell, Bradley Joyner and Owen McKinney on July 23; Sharon Stovall on July 27; Clessie Stovall, Tereno Ross and Renae Maness on July 28; and Janet Carroll and Melissa Connor on July 29. “Our mouths were filled with laughter; our tongues with songs of joy.”

Congratulations to Ash and Jennifer Patterson Bower on the arrival of their new son, Elan Wilke Bower, born on June 25, 2010. Elan weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18½ inches long. Proud grandparents are Larry and Ann Patterson of Montezuma. Belated happy birthday to Butch Hathcock on July 1 and Danny Wade on July 10. Happy birthday to

Katelyn Murley on July 15; Ann Moore on July 20; Tony Marsh on July 26; and Luke Moody on July 30. Belated happy anniversary to Danille and Cody Adkins on July 5; Troy and Holly Hemby on July 6; and Roy and Billene Hemby celebrating their 46th on July 8. Remember the Jim Brooks family in their loss. Also, remember Christy Morris Pugh as she undergoes tests this week. She has taught school in Chester County for 33 years and has touched a lot of children’s hearts. Call Celia Murley at 989-5300 or Wanda Cook at 989-3724 with your news.

We finally got the rain we needed so bad. I hope everyone did. We have to remember “in His time not ours.” I am thankful and I know everyone is. Happy birthday this week to Lavern Cain and Phillip Murley on July 14; Madison Mays, Doris

Hearn, Macy Cain and Isaiah Rudolph on July 17, and Mark Landers and Claude Cain on July 18. Get well wishes to Phillip Ragan, Gloria Jean Blankenship, Sonny Grimm, Winna Knipper, Larry Privett, Teresa Colbert, Nancy Turner, Dennis Bain, Edra

Barnett, Linda Holder, Hershell Hopper and Esther Murley. Please keep our soldier Blake Jaggars, all the soldiers, and their families on your prayer list. Blake is stationed in Afghanistan. Have a great week. Call 879-9777 with your news.

Varnell Rankin was Willadean Thrasher’s teacher, and I went to school with Sandra’s sister, Beverly Rankin. It was a fun to go back 40-50 years. We felt no pain going backwards either! Rhodes Town came to Henderson for descendants of William and Susan Laster Rhodes. We were invited by my cousins (Sheila Cox, Jennifer (Billy) Evans, and her daughter Emily). My great uncle Oscar Nobles married Effie Rhodes, and Mae Peddy Rhodes was my first-grade teacher – isn’t that family enough? When Don spoke, he simply stated we could be known as party crashers, even though in his three generations back there was Rebecca Rhodes (1906-1891) who married Elkanah Fowler Jones! Many Rhodes are buried in Unity Cemetery, so families were interested in the Unity, Friendship, and Henderson City cemetery books that Glenda Parchman keeps updated. Some of the 43 Rhodes present were Keith (Jill) Rhodes from Indiana; Sue Essary and daughters, Joy and Linda, from Henderson. Joy Burns’s

grandchild and Macy’s child, Chloe at 19 months has been using a fork for months, so I hid my spoon during lunch! Group pictures were made after lunch. Billie Fletcher posed with Kay Wamble, Alicia (Jeff) Duck and Kyle from Bells. Squeezing in was James Fletcher and daughter Jennifer Kinmon with Ashley and Jordan, and still room for Hope Cornelison with Abby and Trae. Others were Cornelia Cash and daughter, Suzanne Butler from Milan. Sitting nearby were Dare McAdams from Henderson, Barbara McAdams from Memphis, and Terry and Susan

Woods from Mississippi. There was Don, Carol, and Jeff Rhodes (home in Nashville flood); Nathan and his mom, Sandra from Humboldt; and Jerry Rhodes from Lexington. I especially remember Joy Clifford Gilliam. Her mother was Mildred Clifford, sister of Effie Nobles. Joy played games with my mother in the 1930s. She confirmed my mother’s hair was blonde – makes me want to attend next year’s reunion or take off to Life community. Friends are so priceless. When they hurt we hurt, so remember in prayer Christy Morris See Jacks, Page 5-A


CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, July 15, 2010

COUNTY COURT CLERK HONORED – John L. Weeks, Chester County Court Clerk, retiring after his present term in office expires in August, is pictured above receiving an engraved plaque from Squire W. E. Tucker, dean of the Chester County Quarterly Court, on behalf of court members. The plaque reads “July term 1970. This plaque is presented to John L. Weeks, by the Quarterly County Court of Chester County in grateful appreciation for his 16 consecutive years of faithful service to this court and county as County Court Clerk.” Pictured with Mr. Weeks is his wife of 25 years, Clara Simmons Weeks.

Only Yesterday ‘War Goes Against Us In Korea’ From the files of the Chester County Independent July 11, 1940 “All Set For Big Legion Celebration” “Radio Stars, State Commander, Head TopNotch Program” “Everything is fast approaching readiness for the big tenth annual American Legion Barbecue and Celebration to be staged here in Hardeman’s Grove next Thursday by Davidsom-Haltom Post No. 157. Completion of the program was announced this week, with a line-up of entertainers and novelty acts expected to be the best ever to show here. “Latest additions to the list are Eddie Wise and his Rhythm Ranch boys, popular cowboy band from the New Mexico range country, who have been featured on numerous western radio stations. Eddie, himself is nationally known as an outstanding master of ceremonies.” “First Cotton Bloom Reported Sunday By Ned Jones” “First Cotton bloom of the year to be sent in to the Independent’s office arrived Sunday from the farm of Ned Jones near Glendale, where it was picked that day by his son, H. N. Jones. The blossom was in the white stage.” “Welcome Stranger” “Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Smith, north of Henderson are the parents of a seven-pound girl, their second child, born just an hour and twenty minutes too late to have the same birthday as Uncle Sam and the U. S. A. The young miss arrived at 1:20 A.M. July 5. “Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Holmes of Pinson are the parents of a son, born Friday. He is their second child and weighed 10 ½ pounds. “Mr. and Mrs. Robert Melton of near Enville are the parents of a daughter, born July 5.” July 14, 1950 “War Goes Against Us In Korea” “The Defense

Department in Washington on last Monday sounded a call for 20,000 Army draftees to be recruited ‘at the earliest possible date’ as reports continued to trickle in from the Korean front that revealed the Communist Army of Northern Korea as greatly outnumbering our own troops and constantly bringing into use, faster, heavier tanks, as well as jet Yak fighter planes. “By mid-week, reports from Tokyo revealed that U. S. and allied planes had knocked out almost 100 tanks on Monday and Tuesday alone, which indicated the ferocity of the air fighting as well as the action on land in the mountainous terrain around Taejn, Korea.” “Want Ads “Ladies, We Are Continuing the Special on Vinegar. The savings are yours. Just arrived Delfarm and Parkay Margarine, Sealtest Milk, Fresh Meats, Fresh Eggs, Fresh Fruits, Fine Feeds. We deliver. Expected soon, a complete run of sizes in the improved Wolverine Shoes and Slippers. I have sold many kinds of shoes. I am convinced if quality is your desire you should see these shoes. Store In The Cornfield. “Walking Cultivators, 2-horse type. Complete with spring tooth attachment. Very special at $75.00. Hardeman Hardware. “Births” “Mr. and Mrs. Jesse DeBerry of Route 4, Henderson, announce the birth of a son, Jesse Don, on July 10 at Memorial Hospital in Jackson.” “Steadman Clinic” “Mr. and Mrs. Ed Neal Roe of Route 1, Henderson, announce the birth of a son, Bobby Neal, on July 6. “Dr. H. D. Farthing” “Mr. and Mrs. John W. Clayton of Pinson, announce the arrival of a daughter, Martha Erica, on July 9. “Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Farley of Henderson announce the birth of a son, Thomas Clark, on July 9. July 15, 1960

“FHC Youth Camps Were Successful” “Both sessions of the 1960 Freed-Hardeman College Youth Camp were overflowed. One hundred twenty-five campers were present each week in addition to the camp personnel. A number of applicants were turned down after the camp had been filled to capacity. This was the fourth annual camp conducted by FreedHardeman College at Lake LaJoie in Chickasaw State Park.” “Circle HDC Met” “The Circle Home Demonstration Club met in the lovely home of Mrs. Quinten Newman with seven members and three visitors present. The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Bill Steed, who welcomed the guests. “The devotional was given by Mrs. Lyman Goodwin. Roll call was answered by each member telling ways to use more milk in the family diet. The minutes were read by the secretary, Mrs. Theo Rhodes. “Mrs. Harold Hogancamp gave an interesting demonstration on adequate diet – planning the family meals from an economical standpoint.” July 16, 1970 “Junior High Football Will Be Played Here” “Jerry Thomas, coach at the new Chester County Junior High School, announced this week he has received new uniforms and other equipment to outfit a junior high football team when CCJHS opens this fall. “Coach Thomas says he expects to play a six or eight game slate against other junior high schools in the area.” “County Court Honors Veteran Court Clerk” “Other than hearing routine reports from various county departments, the Chester County Quarterly Court, in regular session here Monday, approved a new Notary Public List, rejected an application to sell beer and signed a resolution paying tribute to retiring County Court Clerk John L. Weeks.”

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Jacks Pugh, Jack O’Neal (Don’s cousin), Danny Meek (husband of Jeanette Ruth), Frank McEarl, Dorothy Wadley, and Barbara Hemby (my friend). No matter what we endure the Greatest Physician is in the midst; He doesn’t go away for a minute. Continue to keep Lori Pusser, Babe Ruth, Judy Azevedo, Carolyn Potter, David Courdle, Billy Dickson, Adrian Pusser, and our assisted-living and healthcare friends in your thoughts. The vehicle sticker we’ve had for 40 years says it all for our July 17 wedding anniversary “Made for each other.”

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Cannon to resound at Shiloh Superintendent Woody Harrell has announced that the Shiloh Cannon Crew will be firing the park’s six-pounder field piece on Saturday, July 17. The public firing demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m., and will last approximately 30 minutes each. During each presentation Shiloh park staff, dressed in period Civil War uniforms, will demonstrate proper Civil War era artillery drill. A park ranger will narrate the process and display the different types of ordnance used during a battle like Shiloh. “We are very fortunate

to be able to display and fire this gun. It is a goal of mine and the rest of the park staff to help visitors appreciate what artillery soldiers went through during the terrible four years of the Civil War,” said Harrell. The cannon crew is comprised of permanent and seasonal park employees who request the detail out of their dedication and love for Civil War interpretation. Firing demonstrations will take place on Saturday, July 17, only and severe weather will cancel programs. Regular park admission fees of $3 per person or $5 per family will be charged. Those

with NPS or Shiloh season passes are admitted free, as are all visitors who are 15 years of age or younger. Fees may be paid and vehi-

Change a life, become a foster parent Youth Villages, a private nonprofit organization, is looking for adults ages 25 or older in West Tennessee who are ready to open their hearts and homes to a child in foster care. Children typically enter foster care due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. The greatest need for homes is for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17, and for sibling groups of two or more children of all ages. Children in foster care need loving families who will care for them until they can return to their

birth families or an adoptive family is found for them. Youth Villages foster families who have had a child in their home for more than six months have the first right to adopt, and adoption through Youth Villages is free. If you feel called to be a foster parent and want to learn more about becoming a foster parent, call 731-660-6767 for a free consultation with Youth Villages Foster Care Recruiter Tyler Scott. Consultations will be set at a time and place convenient for you, even in

your own home. Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. Headquartered in Tennessee, Youth Villages this year will help more than 15,000 children and families in 10 states and Washington, D.C., through a wide array of programs, including intensive in-home services, residential treatment, foster care and adoption, transitional living services, mentoring and crisis services. Youth Villages’

The monthly singing that was to be hosted by Hopewell will now be joining with Sweetlips Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, at Sweetlips Baptist for a benefit for Chrissy Busby. Featured singers will be Hearts of Praise and The Geary Family. Remember, it is the compassion of others that helps us through some pretty rough times in our lives. Sorry for no article last week. I was out of state for a few days. I went to visit a childhood home; boy have things changed in 25 years. Thank goodness for my son’s GPS! Hannah Carson has also been on a trip. She was invited by a friend to go to Pennsylvania. I’m sure eyes were aglow when the words Hershey Factory were spoken. They do give samples, don’t they? I

somehow expect that many of the famous landmarks will take a backseat to chocolate. There are just some things a girl has to have! We are glad to see that Jeff Pickett is home and well after a tour of duty in Iraq. Thanks to all the men and women who serve on our behalf. Hayden “B” Jenkins was a special surprise guest that performed with Cindy Springer at the Jacks Creek Community Club meeting. “B” is 9 years old and plays a mean guitar; according to Cindy he is just unbelievable. I’m hoping that the rain will be enough for our garden to make it through. It isn’t looking well, but according to other folks I’ve spoken with, their gardens are not doing well either. It’s a lot of work, sometimes with little return, but sure is good through the winter. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Nell Springer. She was the grandmother of Austin Springer and Amanda Springer Todd. I know everyone is trying to beat the heat. The

children have spent a tremendous amount of time in the water. My grandson and niece have had ear problems, likely swimmer’s ear. The rest of us are staying in as much as we can with fans or air conditioning. Remember to check in on the shut-ins and elderly. On our prayer list are Loretta Pickett, David Varvel, Teresa Colbert, Chrissy Busby, Mary and Butch Russell, Betty Stout, Maurine Foster, Kathryn Carroll, Rayford and Carolyn Mayfield, Brenda Collins, Randy Greer, Peggie Phillips, Alyse Rietz, Patsy Newsom, and our military and their families. Birthday wishes to Karen Davis on July 7; Cade Petty and Wendy Ward on July 9; Kathy Gatley on July 11; Shelia Ward on July 12; Sue Johnson and David Plunk on July 13; Jerry Gatley on July 15; Neal Kinchen on July 16; Tracy Scott on July 17; Sylvia Johnson, Jeremy Hurst and Alex Johnson on July 20; and Alexa Babin on July 21. Happy anniversary to Ray and Cindy Cherry on July 10.

cle entrance permits obtained at the Visitor Center upon arrival to the park. For further information, visit www.nps.gov/shil or contact the Visitor Center at 731-689-5696.

focus on strengthening families consistently produces an 80 percent success rate of children living successfully at home or in a home-like setting two years after completing a Youth Villages program. Named one of the Top 50 Nonprofits to Work For by Nonprofit Times and Best Companies Group in 2010, Youth Villages has been recognized by Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and recently was identified by The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations. For more information about Youth Villages, visit www.youthvillages.org. If you have news to share, call 989-7523. Thought for the week, “Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.” – Benjamin Franklin Have a great week everyone.


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Attorney General, AARP urge senior citizens to beware of con artists Tennessee’s Attorney General and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) warn seniors to beware of con artists trying to take advantage of $250 rebate checks going out this year to Medicare recipients who have fallen into the “doughnut hole” gap in Part D prescription coverage. “If someone promises to help you get one of these rebate checks for a fee, or tells you that you need to fill out a form or give them your Social Security or Medicare number, it’s a scam,” said Attorney General Bob Cooper. “Don’t fall for it.” The truth is that the $250 checks will be mailed automatically to Medicare Part D beneficiaries after they hit the “doughnut hole.” The first batch of checks will be mailed Thursday and more will go

Save $$ on your summer food budget (StatePoint) Between planning your family vacation, keeping the kids occupied and beating the heat, the summer can be a busy time for both you and your wallet. One place you shouldn’t have to hurt financially is in the grocery store. There are several ways to save on your summer food budget that actually can improve your health in the process: Keep It Seasonal One of the easiest ways to save is to focus on seasonal produce. Starting in the spring and continuing throughout summer, most produce is readily available at its freshest and cheapest. Vegetables are crisper, fruits are juicier and everyone is happier. Healthy Benefits Many of the seasonal fruits and vegetables, foods that can keep your money in your wallet, also can improve your chances of living a longer and healthier life. We all know that fruits and vegetables are more healthful than processed foods. But there also are many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant substances in colorful fruits and vegetables that lower the risk of cancer. And cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts, bok choy and horseradish, contain a substance that “sponges up” reactive oxygen molecules before they form free radicals that can mutate prostate cells. For more information about food and prostate cancer, visit www.pcf.org. Not All Organic While organic food has become increasingly popular, not all organic fruits and vegetables are created equal. Since certain organics can be expensive, the experts at the PCF have cultivated a list of “do not need to purchase organic” foods, including things like asparagus, cabbage, avocado, blueberries, watermelon, tomatoes and pineapple. Other Ways To Save Look for price specials on poultry, but buy natural for the health benefits. Grains also can help with your budget. Since grains double or triple when cooking them, you get more for your buck. And since there is a huge variety available — such as brown rice, quinoa, wild rice and many others — you won’t get bored.

out monthly through the remainder of 2010. Seniors fall into the “doughnut hole” once they’ve spent $940 in outof-pocket drug costs and are responsible for $3,610 in total costs before Medicare coverage kicks in again. Cooper and AARP Tennessee State Director Rebecca Kelly urge Tennessee seniors to immediately report scam-

mers to local law enforcement and to the state Division of Consumer Affairs (1-800-342-8385 or www.tn.gov/consumer). Scams should also be reported to Medicare at 1800-MEDICARE (1-800633-4227). “Don’t let these crooks get away with it,” Kelly said. “If they tried to scam you, they’ll try to scam your friends and neighbors. People who prey on

seniors as they struggle to pay for their medicine must be stopped.” According to the release, the rebate checks for about 85,000 Tennesseans (some four million Americans) are a down payment on closing the “doughnut hole.” Starting in 2011, people with Part D coverage will receive a 50 percent discount on brand-name drugs and a seven percent

discount on generic drugs while they’re in the “doughnut hole.” These discounts will gradually increase until the gap is completely eliminated in 2020. In the meantime, AARP’s Doughnut Hole C a l c u l a t o r (www.aarp.org/doughnuthole) can help you figure out when you are likely to hit it and help you find less costly drugs.


Opinion

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Prayer Challenge For Our Nation Dear Editor, Our nation is getting to the lowest point to no morals, families pulling apart. Our youth, a high percentage of them, going down the wrong road. Drugs, alcohol and sex is a downfall for our children and believe it or not, cell phones and Internet, is a big one, too. Have you checked your kids’ cell messages, pictures and video lately? You might be shocked. And the Internet, this is so dangerous, wake up parents before it’s too late. Our schools, government removed prayer, and textbooks teaching that man and monkey, well you know what. Our churches and preachers are criticized for standing for right. Have you noticed how many churches are cutting out evening services and Wednesday nights? We are falling for just what the communist government is working towards our country; can you not see what’s happening? We cannot blame anyone but ourselves. We sit back and do nothing, we vote for people knowing that they stand for nothing. Remember the Bible tells us about Noah and the Ark. The people didn’t listen nor obey, so they had to pay. Sounds like us doesn’t it? Our country is doing exactly the same thing, so look out, it’s on the way. God will get our attention one way or another. I don’t know about you, but I want my grandkids and their kids to have a life that is free from that lifestyle corruption. Billy Graham is a man of God that went all over this land trying to tell us what is going to come, and it is here, just like he said. I have been watching Bro. Charles Stanley on TV and he has started a prayer challenge for our nation… a prayer every day for 120 days nonstop. Faith can move mountains, is not our country and families worth praying for steadfastly. I believe it is. Are you willing to commit your prayer time daily to do this challenge to God for his help? It works. If you are, show it by tying a yellow ribbon on your car, mailbox, trees, signs or anywhere. Let people know where you stand for God. Don’t be afraid to stand for what is right… this is our country, our families. Christ stood for the whole world. Concerned and worried Imogene Naylor Finger

Get out and Vote! Dear Editor, I’m very excited about this Friday. Friday begins early voting. I plan to get myself up to the courthouse first thing Friday morning to try to be number one to vote. I would look to see a line of voters from the back entrance of the courthouse through the parking lot. The last county election, we had 4,700 voters. Let’s have 500 voters every day of early voting. Come vote with us. Sincerely, Merle P. Little Henderson

Simplify fun By Holly Roeder Staff Rambler

As a parent, as a mother, I want to give my child everything he desires. I want him to have the very best. I mean, he deserves it, right? Not because of the temper tantrum he threw last week, not because he needs anything, and certainly not because of the care and pains he takes to keep his room clean. No, it isn’t really anything he has done or hasn’t done. My child deserves the very best for no other reason than the fact that he is a gift to me each day. He is my son. A likeness of my husband and I more beautiful and amazing than I could have ever imagined. So he should have it all. The toys, the milkshakes, the scooter, the electronic games, enough silly bands to go all the way up both arms, no naps ever again, and of course, the puppy and the kitten. He should have whatever whim he desires. The biggest and best of everything. And then, THEN, he would be truly happy, with no cares in the world, he would surely be the very best kid. I am sure everyone would notice,

and say so, too. Everyone in Henderson would be talking about that wonderful little, well behaved, happy boy. Funny thing about that little daydream. Should I say nightmare….it is kind of like the book “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” by Laura Numeroff, there is always going to be another request. It starts with a cookie and leads to a glass of milk, and a straw, and so on. I am sure it is the same with your children as it is with mine. He may politely say ‘thank you,’ and he may even give me a big hug, but he will always think of something else he wants. More. And Now. And no matter how hard I try to please him, more stuff will never really make him happy. It may make me happy for a few minutes of silence from him, but that is another story entirely. “Sure,” and “Yes,” are fun words sometimes, but alternatives or adaptations can often provide just as much fun. Children are often satisfied with a much smaller scale than we imagine for them. It doesn’t mean they can’t dream big, it provides an invaluable

ability to appreciate what they have and assign value to belongings in addition to opening wide the door of imagination. Society tells us that we deserve the best and that we will only provide the best for those whom we love, if we truly love them. The truth in this is that “the best” is defined differently by society and what truly is best for our children and families. I prefer a certain brand and flavor of ice cream, for instance, it is THE BEST. However, it is not best that I eat it two to three meals a day each day of the week. And really, I wouldn’t want it that often, it would lose its appeal if there were no limits. While I want to give my son the best of everything, and especially all that he asks for, just to see his sweet face light up, he does not need it all. In fact he does not need most of what he asks for. And if I give him most of the things he wants, where does that leave room for a special treat? On a hot summer day a couple of weeks ago, I decided it would be nice to have a pool in our back yard. Yes, an in-ground

concrete oasis would have been the pool of choice, but the $15 snap side pool we opted for did the trick. You have never seen a child so excited about his very own pool – the biggest one he’d ever seen, I might add – as my son splashing around in those two feet of water. A few days later, he begged for fireworks to set off on the Fourth of July. It would have been easy to spend a couple hundred dollars in impressive displays of gunpowder and colorful sparks. Likewise, we could have just gone to one of the many fireworks demonstrations in West Tennessee. However, we filled our basket with bottle rockets, parachute rockets, and a few small “flaming balls of sparks” types, all for less than $30, and headed home for some quality family time. Again, we had just as much fun with the less expensive, smaller option; possibly more if you include the grass fire which was started with the inexpensive flaming balls of sparks fireworks, and conveniently extinguished with water quickly dipped from the $15 pool.


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CAB organizes back to school fest for local kids The Chester County Community Advisory Board (CAB) and Tennessee Volunteer State Health Plan Group will host a “Back to School Fest” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the National Guard Armory building in Henderson. The groups will distribute free backpacks and school supplies to all school age children (kindergarten through 12th grade) accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information concerning this

American Legion meeting The American Legion will have its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, at the Chester County Senior Center on East Main Street. Members and veterans are invited to attend. New officers will be elected to serve in the upcoming year. The 2010 $30 dues are due now.

Massengill family reunion The families of Jasper and Sidney Massengill will have a family reunion on Saturday, July 17, at Sweetlips Community Center. It will be a potluck meal. Friends and family are invited.

Home Education Curriculum Fair The West Tennessee Education Association will have its annual Curriculum Fair from 2-7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 16, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, at Woodland Baptist Church, 365 Wallace Road in Jackson. Admission is $3 per family for THEA members and $5 per family for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.wthea.org or call 784-3771.

Caregivers’ Support meeting The Caregivers’ Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 19, at the Chester County Senior Center. George Stewart will speak on Line Dancer-cizing with a demonstration. Everyone is invited.

Headhugger Hat meeting The next Headhugger Hat meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 19, in the Studio 412 Building behind Henderson First Assembly Church. For more information, call 989-3305 or 608-7303.

Tailgate Swapfest The Chester County Amateur Radio Club presents Tailgate Swapfest beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, at the Chester County High School parking lot. Free spaces, first come first served; buy, sell or swap; bring your own tailgate or tables. For more information, contact Richard England, W4KRU, rice33@atp.net. Talk in on 147.105+ PL 156.7.

Glendale Homecoming The Glendale Community Center will celebrate its Homecoming at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 24. Lunch will consist of barbecue, trimmings and homemade desserts. Everyone is invited to attend.

Benefit for Chrissy Busby Sweetlips Baptist Church will host a benefit singing for Chrissy Busby at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 24. Featured singers will be Hearts of Praise and the Geary Family. Hopewell, who was to host the monthly singing, will be joining Sweetlips for this benefit.

CCHS Class of 2000 reunion The Chester County High School Class of 2000 will hold its 10-year class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 21. A family picnic will be held from noon until 2 p.m. at Chickasaw State Park and a catered dinner will take place that evening beginning at 6:30 at the Henderson Elks Lodge. Cost is $25 per person or $50 per couple if paid before Aug. 7. After that date, the cost will be $40 per person and $65 per couple. Contact Jacob Moore at jakecmoore@gmail.com for more information. Money can be turned in to Tracy at Bass Karate Studio.

Selmer Senior Center plans trip to Branson The Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a 4-day, 3-night trip to Branson, Mo. Sept. 13-16. Tour highlights include transportation, lodging, six meals, including a dinner and entertainment aboard the Branson Belle, four additional sows, and free time outlet shopping. Cost of the trip is $469 per double occupancy. Balance is due by Aug. 1. For more information, contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843.

Senior Center plans trip The Chester County Senior Center is planning a trip to Ireland that includes England and Wales, Oct. 8, $2,400 each, with two in a room. Deposit of $400 is due now. For more information, call Joanne Osborne at 989-7434.

Yoga Classes Yoga classes are being offered at First United Methodist Church. The classes are taught by Carleen Miller, certified yoga instructor, and are held every Monday from

free community event, contact Rick Seaton, Chester County CAB president at 989-5228, or Barbara Bond, DCS Resource Linkage Coordinator, at 4212024. The next Community Advisory Board meeting will be held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at City Hall. The Community Advisory Board welcomes and invites the public to attend the community oriented meetings, which are held at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at City Hall.

5:30-6:30 p.m. in the church’s Christian Life Center gym. The cost is $5 per session. For information, call the church office at 9892732.

Quilt Group meets monthly “Quilters Without a Clue” meet the third Saturday of each month at the Chester County Library from 9:30 to noon. Quilters/needleworkers of all experience levels are welcome. Lessons will be given for beginning quilters. For more information, call Carol at 608-2974 or go by the Fabric Corner, 110 E. Main St. in Henderson.

Alcoholics Anonymous The Henderson group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. each Tuesday (closed discussion), 8 p.m. on Thursdays (open discussion) and 3 p.m. on Sundays (open discussion and big book). Meetings are now located at First United Methodist Church on North Ave. in Henderson. For more information, call 989-8348.

Hospice volunteers needed Hospice of West Tennessee is looking for volunteers to sit with cancer patients, run errands, read to them and provide companionship. Hospice volunteers are needed in Henderson and surrounding towns. For more information, call 664-4220.

Volunteers needed to deliver meals Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to shut-ins one day per month. Call the Chester County Senior Center at 989-7434 and ask for Shirley Stanfill.

Recycle cell phones The Chester County Senior Center and the Chester County Solid Waste Department have joined together to recycle cell phones. You may drop them off at Miller’s Big Star, all five convenience centers or the Senior Center. It helps the environment and is a fundraiser for the Senior Center. Used ink cartridges are also recycled.

Family History Books available at library The Chester County Family History Book, Volume I, and the Chester County Pictorial Book, Volume II, can be picked up at the Chester County Library.

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.

Word Weavers meets each month Word Weavers, a local writing group, meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Chester County Library. Word Weavers is a group for anyone interested in writing. Visitors are welcome.

Loving Paws Fundraiser Loving Paws Rescue is having a special fundraising campaign to raise money to treat nine heartworm positive dogs. All the money received in the collection canisters is now designated for heartworm treatments rather than general funds. If you wish to donate, an account has been set up at Chester County Bank for heartworm treatments. Donations can be mailed to LPR, PO Box 95, Luray, TN 38352. For information, email luvdogz@bellsouth.net or call 9890319.

Head Start Program The Head Start Program is for 3- and 4year-old children of low-income families. Applications are taken Monday through Friday at the Southwest Human Resource Building located on White Ave. Go by the office to fill out an application for your child to have a head start. For information, call Marilyn Myhan or Gloria Holiday at 9895111.

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting A Caregivers’ Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Morningside of Jackson, 1200 North Parkway. The group is open to anyone caring for a loved one at home, in a facility or hospital. Call Angela Warren at 423-1004.

CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT July 7, 2010 A refrigerator and window unit air conditioner were reportedly stolen from the back porch of a residence on Mifflin Ave. The refrigerator was described as a tan Frigidaire valued at $300; the air conditioner was a Fedders one-room white unit valued at $150. July 8, 2010 Matthew McIntyre, 20, Finger, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $250 bond. July 9, 2010 Vandalism to the Garden behind the Queen’s Cup was reported. According to the report, someone damaged eight tomato plants, causing approximately $120 worth of damage. July 10, 2010 A truck driver reported the APU cover had been bent on his truck while it was parked at Corner Express. Damage was estimated at $400. July 11, 2010 A PlayStation and other items were reported missing from a residence on Second Street. Items missing included a PS3 slimline valued at $300, one controller valued at $25, a game, Blaze Blue, valued at $25, and $5 in cash. Cash ($40) and an 8GB iPod Touch were reportedly taken from an unlocked vehicle on West Sixth St. Also reported missing from another vehicle was $23 cash. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT July 5, 2010 Richard Casey Rhoden, 20, 250 Dry Creek road, was arrested and charged with vandalism. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,000 bond. July 6, 2010 Matthew McIntyre, 20, Finger, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. July 7, 2010 Samantha Carter, 30, Finger, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor. She is being held in the Chester County jail with no bond. Brian Edmund Stablein, 28, 328 Baughn St., was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. Hunter Wayne Williams, 20, Selmer, was arrested on a probation revocation warrant. He is being held in the Chester County jail without bond. July 8, 2010 Michael Joseph Edge, 40, Iuka, Miss. was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault. He is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu

of a $25,000 bond. July 9, 2010 Terry Dewayne Tilley, 41, Bethel Springs, was arrested and charged with failure to pay fines. He is currently being held in the Chester County jail for Georgia corrections. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT Justin W. Hays, 1425 Memory Lane, was charged with vandalism up to $500. He was waived to the action of the Grand Jury. Brandon C. Burton was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a child. He was waived to the action of the Grand Jury. Marshall W. Horsley, Jackson, pled guilty to driving while license revoked - fourth offense. He was sentenced to 364 days in the Chester County jail, to serve concurrent to a TDOC sentence. He was ordered to pay court costs and given supervised probation. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT No Reports.


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Obituary/Religion

Caregivers A few times people have told me when I worked in mental health that they did not know how I could work in that job market and that it takes a special person to do what I was doing. As I reminisce, it is much the same with caregivers. They toil tirelessly in the service of a loved one in their needs. Night and day they work, cleaning, cooking, dispensing medication, shopping, bill paying, etc. Making the decisions that formerly two had made, or parenting in the manner for a youth far longer than would ordinarily have been, but illness demanded it. These caregivers are the true uniquely special people. They are one of a kind, and we should strive to emulate their character. In the case of losing a husband or wife, they find themselves learning to perform dual roles, the other used to fulfill. It is then we also learn to appreciate all our beloved did that we took for granted. When it is a child we

Benefit Singing Sweetlips Baptist Church will host a benefit singing for Chrissy Busby at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 24. Featured singers will be the Geary Family and Hearts of Praise. Hopewell, who was to host the monthly singing, will join Sweetlips Church in this benefit.

Revival Services Everyone is invited to the Summer Series at Milledgeville Church of Christ, 51 Odom Ave., at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in July. The theme is “The Beatitudes.” Scheduled speakers are Gary Hampton, July 14; Kevin Moore, July 21; and Stan Mitchell, July 28. Shiloh Baptist Church will have revival services at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 19-21. Bro. Sam McAdams will preach. Everyone is welcome. Kenneth Jarrett from Marlbro Church of Christ will conduct a revival meeting July 25-28 at Refuge Church of Christ. Sunday morning services will be at 9:30 and 10:30, and evening services will begin at 7.

Vacation Bible Schools Jacks Creek Community of Christ Church (Hwy. 100 East) will have Vacation Bible School from 6-9 p.m.

are ministering to, all they have ever known is our selfless efforts in their concern. As one youth has said, “It is your job” when the subject arose of feeding, laundry, etc. How right they are, “Train up a child… (Proverbs 22:6), and… bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). There are occasions when it is the parent we are mending after. This is especially true when it is their body and or their mind that is failing. It takes steadfast, patient, compassionate individuals in the daily care of loved ones. We may help them by giving support in every way possible within our means, even substituting a few hours allowing them some time in a change of environment. This is Aftercare.

Crisis for children “See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the chil-

Sunday through Thursday, July 18-22. There will be a kick-off party from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, at Up N Jumpin’. For information, call Anna at 6087488. Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host a summer kids’ event called “High Seas Expedition” for children ages 3-12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 18-22. Kids will join children around the country sharing God’s love in a hands-on mission project, helping collect school supplies, hard candy and clothing for Samaritans’ Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. For information, call 989-8383 or w w w. t w i t t e r. c o m / o a k grovecpc. The Estes Church of Christ hosts VBS 2010, “The Life of Christ,” July 18-21. Children from kindergarten through junior high will rotate through learning centers that feature stories from the life of Christ such as Jesus’ Birth, Jesus Calms the Storm, The

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Obituaries Betty Faulkner Pearson

dren to their fathers…” (Mal. 4:5) There are two types of absentee fathers. There are those who abandon their responsibility and those who place their priority in other pursuits, such as work, to the neglect of family commitment. Herein lays the crisis for many children. Numerous speakers in the National Fatherhood Initiative have said that fathers must fulfill their responsibility both physically and emotionally in the rearing of their children and their absence contributes to a wide range of problems. In 1960, about seven million children lived without their fathers. By late 2009, this figure had grown to more than 24 million. Involved fathers help reduce crime, poverty, teen pregnancy, school dropouts, gang involve-

ment and rebellion. Children who experience loss of a parent are at risk for emotional difficulties seen to grow well into their adult years. Remember, grief is mental pain produced by loss, misfortune, injury, evils of any kind, sorrow or regret. No one denies that children struggle with emotional, mental, and perhaps behavioral difficulties because of traumatic loss. Our goal should be the same as with an adult. Help them deal with the reality of the loss, the pain, and the adjustment and transition that must take place in their lives. These families will need support, from their communities, churches, and extended family if they are available. Sunrise is sponsored by Shackelford Corporation, w w w. s h a c k e l f o r d f u neraldirectors.com

Crucifixion and Resurrection, and Jesus Calls the Apostles. “Life of Christ” will include singing, Bible costumes, crafts, puppets, refreshments, a Bible class for adults, and a special program for toddlers and preschoolers. The program will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The church is located at 3505 Hwy. 45 South in Henderson.

address, household income, custody for children; verification of children’s ages; your actual utility or rental bill; proof of household monthly expenses and loss/crisis (layoff notice or doctors’ excuse); DL may be required. For those who don’t have transportation, call 608-1038 or 695-9497.

Free Food Pantry A free food pantry is set up for the needy only from 9-11 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month, at Montezuma United Methodist Church. Take Hwy. 45 South from Henderson, turn right on Montezuma Road (across from Estes Church of Christ), the church is located three miles on the right. Drive around to the back of the church. Due to overwhelming response, the requirements for baskets are: Must be Chester County resident; picture ID for all adults; SS cards for the household; proof of

Early bird service The Henderson Church of Christ worship hour is carried over WFHU 91.5 at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday. The program includes recorded acappella singing, prayer, scripture reading, and a live sermon.

Prayer requests For special prayer requests or needs call 989-0326 or 989-7563. Services at Jacks Creek Apostolic Church are at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The church is located at 150 McAdams Loop in Jacks Creek. Brent Daniel is the pastor.

Date of Death – July 7, 2010 Betty Jo Faulkner Pearson, 73, of Streamwood, Ill., died July 7, 2010, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. Funeral services were held July 11 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Bobby Langford officiating. Burial followed at Chester County Memory Gardens. She was born and reared at Ramer, the daughter of the late Homer Kelsie and Myrtice Earl Brooks Faulkner. She married Billy Joe Pearson in 1955, and moved to Chicago, Ill. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Billy J. Pearson; a son, Anthony ‘Tony’ Pearson (Jeanne) of Bloomingdale, Ill.; two daughters, Theresa Ontiveros (Joel) of Marietta, Ga., and Tammy Pearson of Streamwood; four grandchildren, Laura Ashley Pearson, Timothy Paul Pearson, Elizabeth Ann Ontiveros and Tristan Joel Pearson; a sister, Martha Sells of Elgin, Ill.; and two brothers, Billy Wayne Faulkner and Lee Faulkner, both of Henderson. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) July 15, 2009


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Crowd greets Blackburn, Gresham at Sr. Center In what Congressman Marsha Blackburn’s staff described as an impressive gathering, more than 80 residents and local candidates filled the Henderson Senior Citizens Center to greet Blackburn and State Senator Dolores Gresham on Wednesday, July 7. Local organizers hosted the reception, offering attendees a chance to visit with the two who represent Chester County in state and federal government. Following brief messages by several area Republican candidates, Gresham, who represents the 26th Senatorial District, introduced Blackburn. “I have been proud to follow our congressman around and to hear her speak today and on other days. I am so proud to have her as my congressman,” said Gresham. Blackburn greeted the audience and thanked local volunteers who organized the event during the week of Independence Day. After introducing the staff members who accompanied her,

Blackburn spoke of being glad to have a week to be at home. She said, “We’re getting the chance to spend some good time with our constituents and to check on storm damage.” The congressman thanked those elected officials who have gone “above and beyond” to lead recovery efforts. Blackburn alluded to the comments some have made about Tennessee’s lack of national attention following the storms this year. She said she liked what Senator Lamar Alexander has said about the nature of Tennesseans and paraphrased his remarks, “We take care of our own. Nobody’s complaining. Nobody is fussing. People have just stood up and said, ‘We’ll help people out.’ That’s what we do as a community — stand together, come together and take care of everyone.” Blackburn concluded her address after discussing local elections in Chester County. Before leaving to continue her tour, she answered individual’s questions and posed for photos with attendees.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Kissing babies is a long-standing campaign requirement, and for incumbent congressman Marsha Blackburn, that is no exception as she cuddles Elam Murphy, son of Wes and Kim Murphy, at a gathering of Republicans July 7 at the Senior Citizens Center.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Congressman Marsha Blackburn, left, visits with Diana and J. Edward Norris, seated, during a gathering of local Republicans July 7 at the Senior Citizens Center. County mayoral candidate Gloria Holiday, right, also took part in the festivities.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Word Weavers High School winners I have two hands, two legs, two eyes, and two ears. I have a mom and a dad, a brother and great peers. How am I any different from you? I’m getting an education to be the best I can be. I strive to make a difference, a better place for you and me. How am I any different from you? I crave love and affection and have a heart, too. My heart can shine with love or cry from pain going through. How am I any different from you?

I too have feelings that fluctuate often. I too feel despair when bad things happen. How am I any different from you?

By Brianna Harris Third Place

Angel

By Farah Manjiyani First Place, entry at left.

I take pleasure in smiling; simple things make me happy Like good music, movie nights, laughter, and eating taffy. How am I any different than you? I live in the same world and go through the same emotions, Yet I cannot find an answer to this simple question: How am I any different from you? I also knew people who died in the Twin Towers. But because I am Muslim, I desire evil powers? I am a normal human who was born from a womb. I have darker skin than many others in the room. I am a normal human whose religion’s a different name. Surprisingly though, my beliefs are the same. I am a normal human whose language is unique. I have a different accent that rings when I speak. But I am still human. How am I any different from you?

By Jeanette Nicole Burns Second Place

Due to the sensitive nature of the story, the Independent chose not to publish this entry.

Southwest Development launches regional initiative The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) has been launched by Southwest Tennessee Development District. REDI focuses on creating regional collaboration in 12 counties in west Tennessee. According to a study conducted in October 2009, the business community is unified behind the belief that future economic development for the region is linked to transforming the region’s educational culture and improving access to higher education for both youth and adults. The STEP program hopes to unify the business community in the region for economic development through transforming the region’s educational culture and improving access to higher education for both youth and adults. STEP is designed after the Ayers Foundation program, a highly resourced and successful college access program. The benefit of STEP is a more educated population and workforce that will help to make west Tennessee grow and be more prosperous. STEP is a two-phase College Access Program. Phase I is to work with each of the 12 REDI com-

munities to develop a mentoring program. These volunteer mentors will be tasked with working with the participating students on the importance of post-secondary education, advisement on career paths, and assistance to the student and family with college applications and any financial aid forms. Phase II is to work with the local community to help provide the “Last Dollar” in scholarships to any student that desires to attend a community college or technology center for two years. Each of the counties in the REDI region determine to whom their program will be catered. Some may choose to focus on the traditional student, some non-traditional. They may choose to require a GPA or ACT score, some may not. It is the hope of REDI that when graduation statistics in the 12-county REDI region for 20102011, there will be significant increases in the number of students graduating and going on to some type of post-secondary education. According to REDI director, Lisa Hankins, “There are so many students in our region who are first generation college students. Families may not know where to

begin to help their child conquer this college process. It can be overwhelming. The Step mentors will guide these students and family through this process and take that fear of the unknown out of it. “We’re very excited about the benefits of STEP and hope that these mentors can have a life altering effect on these students,” continued Hankins. “We can no longer make post secondary edu-

Band Camp scheduled at CCHS Chester County High School has announced the dates for its annual Band Camps. First week is from 9-11:30 a.m. July 19-23. Second week is from 8:30-11:30 a.m., and 1-4 p.m., July 2630. Director of Bands Tom Hay also announced that the band would premier its falling marching show at 2 p.m. July 29 on the band practice field behind East Chester Elementary School. The public is invited.

How Am I Any Different From You?

I believe in a God and in His Holy Book. Overall, it’s the same, no matter how it may look. How am I any different from you?

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cation an option. The jobs of the future are going to require some type of technical training or further education. The benefit of this program is a more educated population and workforce that will help to make this region of West Tennessee grow and become more prosperous.” For additional information on both REDI and STEP, or the name of your local coordinator, go to: www.swtdd.org or contact Hankins at 668-6450.

At first I was angry, I didn’t understand, Why a person so young would fly into God’s hands. We were so close, almost like kin. I am truly grateful to have called you my friend. You shined like a star, generous and true, Now I look to the stars when I think about you. You were one of the best people I had ever met, So when it happened I didn’t understand yet. Now I can see more clearly God sent you down to be an angel to me. He needed you back and you had to go, But the impact you had on me, you’ll never know. Now you’re an angel in heaven with real angel wings, But as long as you were on Earth you were always an angel to me. It’s still hard for me to understand, But I still rest in peace knowing I’ll see you again.


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Most Tennesseans now eligible for flood insurance

County Commissioners examine a proposed layout provided by the election commission at Monday night’s meeting. The election commission was wanting to move in Keith Frye’s circuit court offices at the Public Safety. The board voted to give Mayor Troy Kilzer full jurisdiction on the layout of the former jail.

one penny since it was built in 1962. The profits from the nursing home have always been used to balance the county budget.” In Aug. 2008, the county elected to bid out the nursing home, with Mayor Kilzer stating the county wanted to relinquish all maintenance and repair responsibilities to whomever was awarded the bid contract. “We felt like this would be a good time for us to ask for a dollar amount of money per bed per day, and whoever gets the contract, whoever turns in the best bid, would take care of the maintenance of the building and the insurance.” Kilzer said in a 2008 interview concerning the nursing home bid. “This office spends a third of its time dealing with the maintenance, repairs, faxes, calls, liability on the nursing home,” he added in that same interview. “With us maintaining the

will be used. In the previous months, Mayor Kilzer saw fit to allocate the space for the UT extension agencies and the election commission to term of their contract year split the space. He said by beginning Nov. 1, 2008 moving both parties to the through October 31, 2009. former courtroom, it Under contract, Chester would alleviate room to County Healthcare, Inc. is shift the Veteran’s Office, responsible for all mainteoperated by Russell nance, repairs and equipClayton currently located ment expenditures not to in the basement of the exceed $250,000. public safety building, to “All we are asking is the historic courthouse. that the county pay us the The UT extension amount owed to us,” offices would utilize the Shires read aloud in a former judges’ chamber, statement issued to comand Keith Frye’s former missioners. “But failing offices and the election that we will have no commission would be choice but to seek relief moved in Clerk and through the courts.” Master offices near the The letter goes on to front entrance. Kilzer’s read, Chester County reasoning is that the Healthcare understands extension agency has the county cannot reimthree employees working burse by check, but CCH and each needs their own would accept rent reducoffice because they work tion. Currently CCH pays in different sectors. He the county $772,000 said both the extension annually for their usage of agency and election comthe facility. mission would be able to Russell said they will split the courtroom to be likely used as a conference room not purand early voting and both sue with would be supplied with the lawstorage areas. UT extensuit if sion agent Brian Signaigo t h e informed the state was county awarding the agency p a y s $25,000 to furnish the them the conference area with furt o t a l ~ Dee Etta Shires, CCH Director niture and media equipamount ment. However, the eleco f money owed and stated building and equipment, tion commission proposed Chester County the county is liable. With they wanted Keith Frye’s Healthcare, Inc. will sub- the proposal we came up offices because it would be mit bids to purchase the with we would not be closer to the designated early voting area that facility. However, Russell liable.” To be noted, the nurs- needed to be closer to the did express her dislike for the way the situation was ing home committee back of the courtroom due handled at Monday night’s includes the following to handicap accessibility. If meeting concerning the commissioners represent- the election commission ing each respective dis- chooses not to move, the nursing home. According to Russell trict: Jerry Lowe, Leon Veteran’s Office will be she requested to be put on Robison, David Morrison, moved to the Clerk and the meeting agenda and Jerry Emerson, Barry Master’s offices. Mayor Kilzer was told that was not nec- Smith, and John Welch. In other matters the announced that Monday’s essary. She stated it gave meeting would be his last would be necessary in commissioners order for the public to be Mayor Kilzer the authori- and in twelve years he has informed (through the ty to make the decision of served, he had yet to miss media) of what was going how the available space in a meeting. “I’ve enjoyed it,” he to happen with CCH, Inc. the Public Safety Building Russell also expressed displeasure in the fact that County Pro-Tem Bobby Hysmith called a recess at the meeting to discuss a matter in private with the mayor, commissioners and attorney only. This private meeting lasted approximately 45 minutes. “They discussed the Facebook policy longer than they discussed the nursing home that affects an entire community,” Russell said. “There will be some repercussions from this meeting in their clear attempt of 18 people and one mayor to run a dictatorship in this county. “Schools and jails have to be humane, but so does your nursing homes,” she added. “The care is excellent, but I can’t make the rooms bigger, and I can’t expand to common areas. This nursing home has never cost the taxpayers

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expressed to the commission. “It’s been a real education. In my 12 years of attending school I’ve learned nothing like this.” The county also adopted a computer and cell phone usage policy for all county employees. Mayor Kilzer said it was brought to his attention a few months ago some employees were abusing paid work hours spending their time on the social network, Facebook. Kilzer also requested for the commissioners to eliminate the county’s texting plan on their cell phones. “These policies will protect time being paid for by taxpayers for playtime along with personal things being taken care of on county time,” said county attorney John Talbott. “The best way to prevent these things is to adopt a policy.” Commissioner Buddy Richardson made a motion to table the policy proposal citing he wanted more time to read through the policy carefully. Richardson’s tabled motion failed as 13 voted to pass the policy as written with Burl Malone and Doug Burkhead siding with Richardson. The county approved a tax rate at $1.8902, including the school board budget approved at $0.7544, highway budget was approved at a rate of $0.02, and a county general budget approved at a rate of $1.1002. Resolutions approved included: drug fund budget, charitable contributions, funding volunteer fire departments, complying with Title VI regulations, and adopt a strategic economic plan. As proposed by Road Supt. Tiny Carnell, the county adopted four new roads, Red Barn Cove, Deerview Cove, Haley Cove, and Oak Chapel Cove. Randle Fenimore was named to the library board.

Flooding is America’s most common natural disaster, yet most homeowner insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Only flood insurance allows people to have the cost of flood damages covered. FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) offers federally backed insurance to property owners and renters in communities that participate in the NFIP. Those communities agree to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding. NFIP insurance is sold through private insurance agents. Typically there is a 30-day waiting period from the time the premium is paid until the policy becomes effective. Nationwide, nearly 21,000 communities participate in NFIP. Currently, 349 Tennessee communities participate in the flood insurance program. Homes can be insured against flood damage for up to $250,000 and commercial buildings up to $500,000. Separate policies covering contents can provide insurance up to $100,000 for homes and $500,000 for commercial properties. Renters can insure their personal property for up to $100,000. The average premium for flood insurance is less than $570 a year. Many people mistakenly believe they must live in a high-risk zone to buy flood insurance. However, more than 25 percent of the claims paid are from areas at medium or low risk for flooding. To learn how your property is zoned, visit www.FloodSmart.gov.


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CCEA horse show has big turnout

Turmoil over Texas textbooks in Tennessee? By Randy O’Brien Tennessee News Service

Submitted photos

The Chester County Equine Association horse show boasted a large turnout Saturday night at the local arena, with the show beginning at 6 p.m. and stretching out until 1 a.m. The next regularly scheduled show will be Aug. 14. Pictured, CCEA President Jeff Fielding encourages seasoned contestants in the Stick-Horse Race.

Peyton Yarborough showed her horse, Kidd, at the CCEA show Saturday night.

Ethan Hanson was one of many who participated in the CCEA horse shows. Pictured, he and his horse are competing in a western pleasure type class.

Below: Judge Jerry Lynn Simms stops to have a word with Michelle and Rylie Weaver in Children’s Lead Line, one of the toughest classes to judge.

Judge Jerry Lynn Simms stops to have a word with Michelle and Rylie Weaver in Children’s Lead Line, one of the toughest classes to judge.

Just who should call the shots when it comes to writing textbooks will be on the agenda when Tennessee educators meet thousands of their counterparts in New Orleans at the upcoming Representative Assembly of the National Education Association. Fewer companies are publishing textbooks any more, and two of the largest states in America, Texas and California, dominate the requirements of curricula. Tennessee Education Association president Earl Wiman says the values and needs of these two states are very different and shouldn’t be so influential in the writing and content of textbooks. “All of the textbooks are written for what the people in California and Texas want, and my experience is the people in Texas have a much different view of the world than the people in California.” Wiman says the teaching of principles on how to learn are more important than following the strict curricula of the chosen textbooks. “I think it’s important that we teach our children to look at an issue from a number of different perspectives and then chose what they believe, based on their value systems and what their parents have taught them.” While Wiman has great confidence in the impartiality of Tennessee’s textbook selection committee, he’s troubled by similar state committees that may have left-leaning or right-leaning agendas.

Tracie and Haylee Carter compete in the popular Children’s Lead Line Class.


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Wheel tax “justified” in new Justice Center By James A. Webb General Manager

Not everyone in Chester County was pleased when a $50 wheel tax increase was passed five years ago to build a new jail. However, few negative words are being spoken about the new facility, known as the Chester County Justice Center. An open house was held Friday to introduce the Justice Center to the public. Located on Eric Bell Drive between Highway 45 and S. Church St., it houses courtrooms for circuit, general sessions, and chancery courts, offices for chancery court and Chester County Clerk, and judges for those

courts, plus a state-of-the art jail which replaces an over-crowded, antiquated facility downtown. “It is well-designed, well-planned,” said Tierra L. Thaxton who toured the facility. “It’s beautiful, the entrance is remarkable,” she continued. “I feel safer just being here. It’s definitely worth the money.” The facility costs just under $8 million and has 35,000 square-feet of space under roof. The 81bed jail more than doubles the capacity of the old jail, plus has “drunk tanks” for males and females, with a cell specifically for housing and isolating inmates with possible infectious disease. Inmates are expected to be transferred to the new

jail sometime early next month. However, clerks’ offices are already in use, as well as the courtrooms. The Chester County Commission held its second meeting in the courtroom Monday. Danny Tacker was also one who toured the facility and said it was wellworth the expenditure. “It’s terrific. I’m glad to see where the money’s going,” he said. General Sessions judge Larry McKenzie now has his own office in the Justice Center, and will not have to share it with the judge of Chancery Court, or three Circuit Court judges. Court security is improved as well, with inmates brought in to court through a secure hallway. Those entering the sheriff’s offices from the

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

An open house was held Friday at the new Chester County Justice Center which houses the new jail, courtrooms, and clerks’ offices. west side of the building will see a memorial to the late Sheriff Mark Davidson. His brother, Deputy Steve Davidson, was one of those giving tours of the new facility. “The biggest obstacle Mark had to cross was to convince everyone we needed a new jail,” said Steve Davidson. He

emphasized that the old jail was “maxed out” constantly, meaning that if someone new was arrested, then a decision at that time had to be made about who to release. Those decisions are hopefully now a thing of the past. Steve Davidson also said his brother was aware that he would have staffing

problems at the new jail, and worked with the county commission and county mayor on ways to keep that to a minimum. From an elevated monitoring station, jailors now can keep watch on all the “residents,” plus they have six video monitors of both inside and outside the building.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Cornelia Hall, Clerk and Master of Chancery Court, left, now has plenty of room to operate after her office recently moved to the new Chester County Justice Center on Eric Bell Drive.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Deputy Steve Davidson, right, gives a tour of the new Chester County Jail during an open house at the new facility, Friday.


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From Balad to home, Old Glory stands proud

Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

This particular flag representing the United States of America was flown proudly in Balad, Iraq on March 14 of this year as part of the Joint Operation Center. She was recently presented by Sergeant First Tony McNeil of the 194th Engineer Brigade, Jackson to Russell Clayton, Chester County Veterans Service Officer, and will be displayed in the Veterans Service Officer’s office.

Sergeant First Tony McNeil of the 194th Engineer Brigade prepares to hoist the U.S. flag to fly over Balad, Iraq.


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First pitch Thursday AAA team out of district In Dixie Ozone State The first pitch in the Dixie Youth Baseball “O” Zone State Tournament is slated for 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Dixie Youth Park on East Main St. All proceeds from the event are earmarked for paving of the parking lot at the Dixie Youth Park. Chester County, the host team, gets its first action at 5 p.m. playing Ripley. A barbecue supper follows at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. The fun really gets started at 7:30 p.m. with a talent show, and concludes at 9:30 p.m. with a spectacular fireworks show. Admission is free to all arriving after 6 p.m. Admission to the games is $6 Thursday and Sunday. Double sessions are planned

Friday and Saturday starting at 10 a.m., with admission those days of $10. There is no entry fee for the talent show, just show up and enter. Prizes will be awarded. Dixie Youth officials encourage anyone in the community to bring a law chair for a night of fun. In addition to Chester

County and Ripley, teams entered include Madisonville, Dyersburg, two teams from Covington, Greenbrier, Fairview, Bradley County, and Savannah. The state champion advances to the Dixie Youth Ozone World Series in Lexington, S.C., beginning July 31.

Chester County Dixie Youth AAA baseball team, age 9-10, suffered its second defeat of the district tournament, and is out of the event following Monday’s 4-2 setback at the hands of Ramer. The tournament is being played in Middleton. In Monday’s game, Tanner Meals started on the mound for CC, and gave way in the second inning to Colby Farley. Chester had a good game defensively with double plays turned by Tyler Butler and Corey Burnett. Chance Isbell made a fine running catch in right field to rob Ramer of sure runs. Both Chester runs were scored on steals of home, one by Farley and the other by Isbell.

Tallon Maness had one of CC’s few hits on the night, a triple late in the game. In their opening game Thursday, Chester County scored six times in the first inning on the way to a 14-4 mercy rule victory over Fayette County in five innings. Friday they lost to Bolivar 12-9, before rebounding with a win over Middleton Saturday, 15-10. CC had 28 hits in this game, including Dylan Haynes with four hits, three runs scored and four runs driven in. Isbell also contributed four hits, scored three and knocked in three. Farley scored three times on three hits.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Jordan Cranford delivers a pitch for the Chester County 9-10 all stars in their tournament game against Fayette County Thursday in Middleton.

Rain delays Ponytails in state Torrential rains Monday afternoon into the evening forced postponement of the Dixie Ponytails softball state tournament in Lexington. Chester County, the district two champions, was scheduled

for a third round game Tuesday night, with results too late for this edition. In the opener Saturday morning, Chester County spotted the host team a first-inning run, then

came back to win 3-1. With one out in the decisive second inning, Bailee Beshires singled, followed by a walk to Courtney Kerr. Jaqueline Matthews See PONY, Page 3-B

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Corey Burnett Jr. is filled with excitement after participating in a double-play for the Chester County 9-10 baseball team in the district tournament Thursday at Middleton. CC defeated Fayette County 14-4.

Coach-pitch team advances to state

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Madison Cherry, right, looks for a big hit during the Chester County Dixie Ponytails’ softball state tournament game Saturday night in Lexington.

Baseball, Softball Tournament Schedules Dixie Girls Softball Age/Division 11-12, Ponytails

Level State World Series

Age/Division 9-10, Youth AAA

Level District State World Series State World Series

Start Date In progress July 31

Location Lexington Columbia Co., Ga.

Dixie Youth Baseball

11-12, Ozone

Start Date In progress July 22 Aug. 7 July 15 July 31

Location Middleton Rockwood Gonzales, La. Henderson Lexington, S.C.

USGF Softball Age/Division 16 and under

Level World Series

Start Date July 18

Location Jackson Sportsplex

Chester County’s age 5-6 Dixie coach-pitch baseball is playing in the state tournament in Jackson, with their first game beginning at 4:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at Oakfield. CC earned the state bid with a runner-up finish in the recent district tournament at Henderson. Opening ceremonies at the state tournament will take place at Pringles Park with supper, entertainment, and a home run hitting contest on the big field. CC got its state swing going early in the district with 23-1 blasting of Middleton on July 1. A seven-run first inning was highlighted by home runs by Tyler Arnold and Ethan Coley. Will Brown hit a home run in the second inning, as Chester County scored seven runs in each of the first three innings.

Landon Garrett of Middleton did his part with a third-inning homer, matched in the fourth with Brown’s second dinger. Ramer became Chester’s second victim, falling 19-9. Brown and Coley each again went deep in the first inning and Brown did the same in the second. Carter Welch and Coley each had home runs in the seven-run third frame. The winning streak ended with a 13-6 loss to Bolivar July 3. Brown’s homer accounted for CC’s lone run over the first two innings, but they added two in the third on a blast by Josh Burns, bringing home Welch and Kaden Davis. Ty Maness of CC drove in Kallen Emison and Blake Snyder in the fifth inning, but they were not enough to derail Bolivar’s winning show.

Chester County got one more shot at Bolivar July 6, but came up just a little short, 21-19. Bolivar’s defense held CC until the third when they added seven runs. However, the fourth inning was the turning point with Bolivar scoring six and Chester going three up and three down. Home runs by Brown and Coley plated six runs for CC giving them a one-run edge. Bolivar then plated their limit of seven runs in the sixth inning for a four-run lead. With two outs in the bottom of the frame, Maness’ drive scored Snyder and Emison, but they were left stranded on another defensive gem by the victorious Bolivar team. (See team Page 2-B)

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Spain wins 2010 FIFA World Cup By Jason Elliott FHU Soccer Coach

In a thrilling match that looked to be heading to a penalty kick shootout, Spain defeated the Netherlands 1-0 to win their first-ever World Cup on Sunday afternoon. The final was a match that was marked by missed opportunities on breakaways by both teams. The best chance came for Holland in the 62nd minute when Arjen Robben was stopped on a breakaway by Spain’s keeper. Both teams had multiple chances to claim the lead but did not convert so after 90 minutes the game went into extra time. In extra time, the refer-

ee issued a second yellow card to a Holland defender which meant that Holland was left with 10 men to finish the match. Still the match looked to be ending

after 120 minutes with penalties until Spain capitalized on a key error by Holland. Holland had a poor clearance in the back and Spain’s Fabregas settled the ball and played it to Andres Iniesta who struck home the game

winner in the 116th minute. Another 1-0 win for Spain would be the most important win in their country’s history with their first World Cup title. In what was a wonderful tournament in South Africa, this writer has learned some things that you may need to consider. First, the United States is closing the gap with the other countries in what truly is the world’s game. We had a great tournament and look for even more impressive things to come. In December we will hear if the U.S. will host a World Cup in 2018 or 2022, and by that time my prediction is that we will be ready to win the

whole thing. I was proud of how our national team handled themselves. They had several very tough calls to take away goals and it would have been easy to moan about that in the press but they just kept working and advanced out of group play. Second, a lot of people care about this game even if some of us do not. Three and a half billion people watched the final. If you are doing some calculations then that means that a high percentage of the world was watching…could they all be crazy or is there something about this game to watch? The World Cup ratings in the U.S. rose by

41 percent over last world cup and 24.3 million in the U.S. watched the final Thirdly, I believe that anyone can understand the game if they spend some time watching it. After a couple of matches, you will begin to see why this game is great. All you need is a ball and a goal, which is why it is the most popular sport in the world. Fourth, the attitude of “there is not enough scoring for me” really does not make any sense. Americans are so concerned with the scoreboard. A 1-0 game is the most exciting to watch when any mistake or great play can win the game. It does not take 25 threepointers for our team to

win, just one tremendous act of skill can change the game. One goal changes everything. If you are concerned about the score then just give the team seven points when they score a goal and we can call it American Football. The semifinal match between Germany and Uruguay was 3-2, so lets just say that Germany won 21-14, now will you watch? Come to the Josh Riley Soccer Complex this fall and see the FreedHardeman soccer teams play and you may just find the game to be fun to watch. Maybe, just maybe you will join the 3.5 billion who now know why they call it the beautiful game.


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Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Submitted photo

Chester County’s Dixie Youth age 5-6 coach-pitch team recently finished second in the district tournament and will play in the state this weekend in Jackson. Team members include, front row from left: Will Brown, Hayden Tucker, Ethan Coley, Tyler Arnold, and Ty Maness; second row: Evan Eads, Kallen Emison, Kaden Davis, Blake Snyder, Carter Welch, Gavin Cermak, and Josh Burns; and back row: coaches Jason Coley, Deven Hearn, Mike Maness, and Todd Brown.

Seven-eights are second Submitted photo

Chester County’s Dixie Softball age 7-8 coach pitch team recently finished second in the district tournament in Jackson. Team members include, front row from left: Lulu Newman, Alaina Cooper, Laney Felker, Shelby Snider, Blair Mims, and Rheanna Colbert; second row: Anna Stout, Sydney Wilson, Faith Fesmire, Makayla Wilson, Mekenze Wilson, and Kayla Thomas; and back row: coaches Jeremy Epperson, B.J. Newman, and Jeff Thomas.

First baseman Chance Isbell awaits a throw from Ben Brown in the Chester County 9-10 all stars victory over Fayette County Thursday in Middleton.

Special Needs League selling Jaxx tickets The Special Needs Baseball League of Jackson, of which several Chester County youths participate, recently had most of its equipment stolen. The West Tenn Diamond Jaxx are helping replace the league get back on its feet with a promotion scheduled for July 23. Tickets to the Jaxx game on July 23 are being sold for $10 with half the proceeds going to the Special Needs league. Also players from the league will be on the field that night to receive their trophies. For tickets or more information, call Michelle Moore at 343-0857.


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Basketball camps upcoming at Freed-Hardeman Freed-Hardeman University is hosting a series of basketball camps for girls and boys. • Boys Basketball Camp is July 18-22. Cost is $295 for boarding campers, $235 for day campers, with a team rate of $275 for five or more players, and a family rate of $245. A $50 deposit is due upon application. For more information, call Jason Shelton at 989-6902, email to jlshelton@fhu.edu. • Girls post camp is Friday and Saturday, July 30-31. The camp is directed by Don Holcomb, who played at Memphis State University from 19691972 and is a member of their hall of fame. Holcomb is tied for the

program’s top mark in career double-doubles with 48 and ranks fourth all-time in rebounding average, seventh all-time in free throws made, and 34th all-time in scoring. On-court demonstrations will be performed by Freed-Hardeman senior Meribeth Boehler, who was a second-team NAIA All-American in 2010. The camp, which has a limited enrollment, and is for post players entering grades nine through 12. Check in is from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, July 30, with the first session beginning at 6 p.m. Cost for the camp is $90, which includes supervised dormitory accommodates on Friday night and lunch in the FHU cafeteria on Saturday.

Wildcats win Cordova championship Submitted photo

The Wildcats won first place May 28 in the Game Day Memorial Day Bash baseball tournament at Cordova. Members of the team include Chance and Braden Lott of Henderson.

Junior Golf Camps scheduled at Chickasaw Club Chickasaw Golf Club is hosting two Junior Golf Academy camps this month. Cost is $50 per student. The final camp is Junior Pro Camp from 9-11 a.m. July 19-22, for age 9-13. Space is limited. For more information, call 989-4700.

Tennis tournament at Union City The Northwest Tennessee Tennis Association, and the Civitans, are sponsoring a tennis tournament July 23-25 in Union City at the courts adjacent to the Middle School. Separate tournaments are offered for singles, doubles, mixed doubles, and grandparent or parent and child, as well as girls, boys, women and men. Entry fee is $15 per person for each event entered, plus a can of yellow Penn or Wilson USTA approved tennis balls per event. Deadline for entry is July 19. For more information, call 731-885-9730.

A season worth of photos only $10 at the Independent Photo reprints of athletic events covered by the Chester County Independent are available by contacting our office. Prints of high school, junior high, and Freed-Hardeman University games are available along with some Dixie baseball and softball, band performances and other events. Hundreds of photos are available including most that did not run in the newspaper. We can make prints; however, for $10 on a CD or jump drive you can own every photo taken of your sport during a given season. Please note - photos are available for selection Wednesday through Friday only! The Independent will not reprint photos that were submitted to us from outside sources. For more information, call our office at 989-4624.

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Pony then reached base, with all three runners eventually scoring. CC had only three other hits, a first inning single by Madison Cherry, and consecutive fourthinning singles from Kasie Beene and Mary Emilee Lussier. Lexington’s only run came on a single and error. Playing the late game Saturday night, Chester County again fell behind early, this time by four runs, and made a late rally. However, McEwen had just enough defense to strand the potential tying run on third base when the contest came to a close, with McEwen on top, 4-3. The victors scored a first inning run on a couple of free passes and one hit.

They added two more in the third inning by the same script, plus one more in the fifth inning. Chester County started its comeback in the top of the fifth. Cherry led-off with a single, eventually scoring. In the sixth, three straight walks gave CC hopes, but were not enough.

Diamonds dominate Submitted photo

The Dixie Diamonds softball team, age 16 and under, have recently won two state tournaments. On the weekend of June 25-27 they took the Kentucky USGF State Championship in Hopkinsville, and last weekend they won the Tennessee State Tournament at the Sportsplex in Jackson. The wins qualify the Dixie Diamonds for the USGF World Series July 18-23, also at the Sportsplex. Team members include, front row from left: Sarah Mims, Connally Wade, Kamara Trice, Taylor Woods, Andrea Richardson, and Kristin White; and back row: coach Tim Trice, coach Pete Richardson, Miranda Hayes, Madison McCormick, Whitney Moody, Kirsten Henry, coach Dennis Moody, and coach Mike Woods.

Tips offered on maintaining tennis fitness For millions of players across the country tennis is a year-round sport, but as the weather turns warmer, more people take to the courts and play even more frequently. Indoors or out, at local courts or at center court at Wimbledon, fitness is the key for tennis players to perform at their best and avoid injury. Kessler Institute offers the following general recommendations to help avoid injury – and work to improve play. • Warm up properly. A warm-up can consist of a light jog or brisk walk around the courts for five to 10 minutes. • Perform stretching exercises for the trunk, shoulders, wrists and legs, including hamstrings, calves and ankles, to build flexibility. • Begin the practice warm-up with shorter distance strokes, move back as you loosen up, and then practice a few serves. • Once the game begins, keep moving by doing light jumps or shuffles from side to side between games. • When serving or hitting an overhead, try not to arch your back unnecessarily. Instead, bend your knees and raise your heels, so that upper body weight is more evenly balanced. • When serving, bend the arm. Serving with a straight

arm and firm wrist will transfer all shock from the wrist to the elbow. • Start backhand swings from your shoulder. Avoid placing your thumb behind the racket’s grip for more support on the backhand. • Bend your arm on forehand shots, then your biceps and shoulder will take the force of the swing rather than the elbow. Despite training and conditioning, injuries may still occur. The most common tennis injuries include rotator cuff tendinitis, tennis elbow, wrist strains, back pain, ante-

rior (front) knee pain involving the knee cap, calf and Achilles tendon injuries, ankle sprains, and tennis toe. • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles or the bursa (fluid filled sacs) that protect the shoulder joint. • Tennis elbow (Lateral epicondylitis) is a common condition that often results from overuse or improper body positioning or strokes in which the elbow is ahead of the racquet. In some cases, hitting with a two-hand backhand can help relieve the

stress on the muscles that attach to the bones at the elbow. • Injuries to the lower back, knees, calves and ankles may occur when reaching for or returning a shot and the body is extended, running, or when quick, twisting movement of the legs occurs. • Tennis toe occurs when the toes are jammed against the front of the sneaker during quick starts and stops. This painful condition can be preventing by wearing cushioned socks, proper fitting footwear and keeping toenails short.


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FOR SALE – New King Mattress, $299. Solid wood 5 pc. Bedroom Suite, $399. Sofa / Love seat, $399 set. Tempur Pedic-like Memory Foam Queen Mattress Set, $599. 6” Log Bed, $499. Queen Pillowtop Mattress, $199. Call 731-610-1811. (11P)

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Close to FHU. References required. NO PETS. $425 / Month. $200 deposit. Call Tim or Tommie at 608-0480 or 989-7545. (TFC) FOR RENT – 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, CHA, appliances, 3 acres. 580 Loop Road (Deanburg). $550 / Month. 9897488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 BR, 1 BA Cabin Style House, C/A, natural gas heat, 1 car carport, storage building, 1 acre lot in Jacks Creek. $400 / Month. $250 Deposit. Call 989-3980 or 608-1479. (10P) FOR RENT / SALE – 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, just remodeled, in country, 1 acre lot. 571-8840. (10C) FOR RENT – 2 BR Duplex. $425 / Month. $225 Deposit. Available July 1st. All appliances. 9893297. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 BR, 2 BA Apartment, vaulted ceilings, all appliances furnished, covered porch & patio, closed garage, nice. Ready for rental for August 1st. Call 608-0790. (11P)

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FOR RENT – 40 x 75 Metal Building. 542 Highway 45 Bypass. Contact Eddie Patterson at 731-435-9425. (TFC)

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE – Hud Homes Available 3, 4 or 5 Bedrooms. Call for Free Brochure. 1-800-874-7018. (12C)

FOR RENT NOW LEASING – Hillview Manor Apartments. 1, 2, 3 and 4 BR apartments available. NEW HEAT/AIR CONDITION UNIT. Call 731-989-5203, Mon.Fri., 8-4:30. Equal Housing Opportunity. (TFC)

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FOR SALE – 2 Long-haired Chihuahua puppies, not registered, 8 weeks old, 1st shots. $100. Call 608-2567 after 5 p.m.

FOR RENT – 2 BR, 1 BA Duplex. Central Heat / Air. Appliances furnished. W / D hookups. Excellent neighborhood.

HELP WANTED – College or High School student, one or two days per week for mowing, pruning and yard work. Flexible days and hours. 5 miles south of Henderson. 934-0248. (12P)

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HELP WANTED: Looking for housekeeper with motel experience ONLY. Apply between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Americana Inn, 550 Sanford St., Henderson, TN 38340. NO PHONE CALLS. (10C)

FOR RENT – 20 Foot Container Storage, $50 / Month. Call 6088280. (TFC)

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE – Single Family Home Packages As Low As $35 / Square Foot. Move in Ready. 662-287-3181. (12C)

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Public Notices SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated AUGUST 28, 2008, executed by JENIFER LEIGH SMITH (A/K/A JENIFER LEIGH WRIGHT), A MARRIED WOMAN (JOINED BY HER HUSBAND, RANDY J. SMITH, A/K/A RANDY JOE SMITH), to LARRY MCKENZIE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Trustee, of record in RECORD BOOK 319, PAGE 713, AS CORRECTED BY AFFIDAVIT OF SCRIVENER’S ERROR IN RECORD BOOK 321, PAGE 150, in the Register’s Office for CHESTER County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for CHESTER County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BY AND THROUGH ITS SERVICER AND AUTHORIZED AGENT, U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010 AT 1:00 P.M., AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE CHESTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN HENDERSON, CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in CHESTER County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF CHESTER, TENNESSEE: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE CENTERLINE OF OLD VAN GRIFFIN ROAD WITH THE CENTERLINE OF A 30 FOOT EASEMENT, WHICH POINT IS THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT; THENCE, FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND WITH THE CENTERLINE OF SAID 30 FOOT EASEMENT (WHICH IS USED FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS FOR PROPERTIES ALSO LYING WEST OF THIS TRACT); NORTH 63 DEGREES 47’ 12’’ WEST 110.28 FEET; NORTH 51 DEGREES 14’ 48’’ WEST 45.61 FEET; NORTH 27 DEGREES 14’ 04’’ WEST 54.66 FEET; NORTH 06 DEGREES 29’ 56’’ WEST 211.06 FEET; NORTH 34 DEGREES 38’ 03’’ WEST 49.02 FEET TO A NEW CORNER OF WHITE-SPUNNER; THENCE ON NEW LINES THROUGH WHITESPUNNER, THE FOLLOWING CALLS: NORTH 02 DEGREES 24’ 18’’ EAST 119.29 FEET; SOUTH 87 DEGREES 35’ 42’’ EAST 230.35 FEET TO A MAG NAIL SET IN THE CENTERLINE OF OLD VAN GRIFFIN ROAD; THENCE WITH THE

CENTERLINE OF SAID ROAD THE FOLLOWINGS CALLS: SOUTH 02 DEGREES 24’ 18’’ WEST 296.10 FEET; SOUTH 03 DEGREES 27’ 35’’ WEST 189.93 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 2.00 ACRES AS SURVEYED BY ADVANCED LAND SURVEYING INC. R.L.S. #1999. ALSO CONVEYED HEREUNDER IS A PERMANENT PERPETUAL EASEMENT OF INGRESS/EGRESS OVER AN EXISTING THIRTY FOOT EASEMENT LOCATED ON THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY LINE OF THE TRACT HEREIN DESCRIBED WHICH SERVES AS AN INGRESS/EGRESS EASEMENT FOR A 2.46 ACRES TRACT LOCATED TO THE WEST OF THE TRACT HEREIN DESCRIBED. SUBJECT TO A DRAINAGE EASEMENT TO THE STATE OF TENNESSEE OF RECORD IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE IN RECORD BOOK 151, PAGE 625. SUBJECT TO A FIFTEEN FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT TO SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION OF RECORD IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE IN RECORD BOOK 88, PAGE 590. SUBJECT TO A PERPETUAL PERMANENT INGRESS/EGRESS EASEMENT AS SHOWN OF RECORD IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE IN RECORD BOOK 297, PAGE 323. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JENIFER LEIGH SMITH, HER HEIRS AND ASSIGNS, BY DEED DATED AUGUST 28, 2008 OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 319, PAGE 710, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SEE ALSO QUITCLAIM DEED FROM RANDY JOE SMITH TO JENIFER LEIGH SMITH, HER HEIRS AND ASSIGNS, DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 335, PAGE 648, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 295 SWAFFORD LANE, JACKS CREEK, TENNESSEE 38347. MAP 036 PARCEL 004.07 THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PRIORITY OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL REVENUE SER-

VICE, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE LISTED AS INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE ADVERTISEMENT, THEN THE NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE IS BEING GIVEN TO THEM, AND THE SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES RIGHT TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 AND T.C.A. 67-1-1433. 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. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: RANDY J. SMITH THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This day, June 25, 2010. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 295 SWAFFORD LANE, JACKS CREEK, TENNESSEE 38347. J. PHILLIP JONES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SUITE C-205, NASHVILLE HOUSE ONE VANTAGE WAY NASHVILLE, TN 37228 (615) 254-4430

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated AUGUST 27, 2008, executed by IVA WINFRED COLLINS, JR. (A/K/A IVA WINFRED COLLINS, A/K/A BUDDY COLLINS) AND WIFE, BEVERLEY ANN COLLINS (A/K/A BEVERLY ANN COLLINS), to TIMOTHY E. WILSON, Trustee, of record in RECORD BOOK 320, PAGE 551, in the Register’s Office for CHESTER County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for CHESTER County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BY AND THROUGH ITS SERVICER AND AUTHORIZED AGENT, U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES, will by virtue of the

power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010 AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON), AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE CHESTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN HENDERSON, CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in CHESTER County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF CHESTER, TENNESSEE: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN FOUND IN THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF MANESS ROAD, WHICH POINT IS THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF JERRY WARF AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 153, PAGE 658, REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE; THENCE FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF MANESS ROAD, NORTH 24 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 160.05 FEET TO AN IRON PIN FOUND AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF COX; THENCE WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF COX, THE FOLLOWING CALLS; SOUTH 65 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 210.33 FEET TO AN IRON PIN FOUND; SOUTH 76 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 427.12 FEET TO A FENCE CORNER AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF JIMMY DUNN; THENCE WITH THE NORTH LINE OF DUNN, AND THEN WARF, NORTH 83 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 441.67 FEET TO AN IRON PIN FOUND; THENCE WITH LINES OF WARF, THE FOLLOWING CALLS; SOUTH 24 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 105.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIN FOUND; NORTH 65 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 210.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.03 ACRES. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO IVA WINFRED COLLINS, JR. AND WIFE, BEVERLY ANN COLLINS BY DEED DATED AUGUST 27, 2008 OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 320, PAGE 548, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 1145 MANESS ROAD, HENDERSON, TENNESSEE 38340. MAP 032 PARCEL 016.13 THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD INCLUDING BUT NOT

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Raymond D. Phillips Notice is hereby given that on the 2nd day of July, 2010, Letters Testamentary in respect of the Estate of Raymond D. Phillips who died June 16, 2010, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Chester County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. This 2nd day of July, 2009. Elmer L. Maness Executor Estate of Raymond D. Phillips


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