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Local Weather

September 23, 2010

146th YEAR - NO. 20

SERVING CHESTER COUNTY SINCE 1865

Pinson man charged with attempted murder for W. Third incident The person charged with two counts of attempted murder after he fired shots towards a Henderson couple last week had his first court appearance Tuesday morning at the Chester County Justice Center. Matthew T. Ross, of Pinson, was arrested on Sept. 15 after witnesses alleged Ross fired two shots at them while they were standing on their front porch. At approximately 1:35 a.m. the Henderson Police Dept. was advised to be on the lookout for a white sedan traveling on West Third Street that was involved in a possible drive-by shooting. The victims stated they were standing on their porch when a white vehicle drove by, occupied by Ross. They alleged the passenger (Ross) stuck his arm out of the vehicle and fired a round towards their direction with a 9 mm handgun and yelled an obscenity and left the scene. An additional female witness, who is also Ross’s ex-girlfriend, was inside the West Third residence when the shooting incident occurred. She stated Ross had been arguing over the telephone earlier that night and he had been calling and texting her repeatedly, but she did not respond. The witness said Ross had driven by their location several times and according to her, he previously stated over the phone, “If I come over there I’m going to bring my 9 mm and settle this. Just wait 45 minutes and be outside. We’ll see what happens.” Ross also told his ex-

girlfriend to send the cops over to his house in Pinson that they would never be able to find the gun because it is an hour away by now. Madison County deputies were notified of the incident and were informed Ross may be located at his mother’s house in Pinson. Madison County authorities were able to locate the suspect and placed him in custody after they located a 9 mm shell casing in the back floorboard of a white sedan at Ross’s residence. During Ross’s court appearance, assistant district attorney Al Earls requested bond be set at $250,000 due to the premeditated nature of the case. Judge Larry McKenzie set Ross’s bond at $150,000 and ordered him on house arrest and instructed him not to have any contact with any of the victims nor can he travel to Chester County under any circumstance. His next scheduled court date is Friday, Oct. 8.

from Willis pulled into the ballpark and turned off his patrol car and lights to get a better idea of the location of the noise and detract attention to himself. He spotted someone at the back of the library trying to pry through the windows and as he approached the suspect, he fled. After a thorough search of the

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

CCHS defensive lineman Derek Platt crowns Ashley Swope, senior, as the Eagles’ 2010 Homecoming Queen during Friday night’s football game against McNairy Central. She is the daughter of John and Christy Swope. The Eagles were also crowned victorious that night as they defeated their long-time Bobcat rivals 40-20.

For complete Homecoming coverage see page 1-B.

Barbecue Fest set for next week There’s only a week away to one of Chester County’s premier events. The 33rd annual Chester County Barbecue Festival is slated for Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. The event in downtown Henderson takes place around the Chester County Courthouse, as well as on Main Street which will again be blocked off from traffic. According to festival coordinator Patricia Ledford, Saturday is going to be full of kids’ activities including storytelling, pet show, prettiest pig costume contest and lots more. However, the prettiest pig contest is not limited to children. There will be categories for persons of any age.

Other events on Saturday morning of the festival include a performance by the middle school drama class. The day’s activities get underway at 9:30 a.m. with the always popular pet show. Talent contests for youth on Friday night, and adults on Saturday afternoon, always draw a big crowd, and of course there is the biggest draw – mouthwatering whole hog barbecue. Organizers will try some new tricks this year to hopefully shorten the long lines at the barbecue booth. Additionally, the Chester County Independent will be hosting a baking contest in conjunction with associate website, justapinch.com. Categories will include Cakes by Kids and Perfect Pies. Look for the special BBQ section in next week’s Independent for more information.

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Long-time county constable, businessman buried Sunday Babe Herman Ruth, 83, of Jacks Creek, passed away Sept. 15, 2010, at his home. Ruth was a route salesman for Tom Snack’s for 32 years, in addition to being an evangelist, church pastor, car salesman and sheriff’s deputy. He was elected as a constable in 1988, serving until just recently, and was in charge of security for the Chester County Board of Education. Funeral services were held Sept. 19 at The Pentecostals of Henderson with burial in the Jacks Creek Apostolic Church Cemetery.

(For complete obituary, see page 10-A.)

Crowning the Queen

MATTHEW ROSS

HPD officer stops potential burglary A subject’s plan to commit a crime was spoiled when a Henderson Police officer caught him in the act. According to a police report, Officer Phil Willis was patrolling near the Dixie Youth Park during his midnight shift last Thursday when he heard a startling noise, as he described as a “loud bang.” Unaware of what or where the “bang” was coming

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Upcoming Events Reminder: Disney production takes stage this week Chester County High School Drama presents with Chester County Middle School “Disney’s The Aristocats Kids” at 7 p.m. Sept. 23-24 at Williams Auditorium (Chester County Middle School). Tickets are $5 for children/students and $8 for adults. Children under 3 will be admitted free. For more information, call 989-8125. Also, auditions for a Nov. 18-20 performance of Steel Magnolias will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at Williams Auditorium (CCMS). Auditions are for six female roles, and are open to all women in the community.

Deadline approaches for Take Us With You

Photos are still being accepted at the Independent for the annual Take Us With You promotion. The deadline, however, is Friday, Oct. 1. You still have time to take part. Just take a copy of the Independent when you make a trip on vacation, business, or wherever, and have your photograph made holding the newspaper while in front of a famous landmark, at the beach, or anywhere you find interesting, even somewhere inside Chester County.

Finger Barbecue and Picnic Finger will have its annual barbecue and picnic starting at noon on Friday, Sept. 24, and all day on Sept. 25. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. Whole hog barbecue, chicken, homemade ice cream and baked goods will be available. There will be live music, and fun and games for the whole family. For information, call 934-4232. All proceeds go to the Finger Volunteer Fire Department.

Walking Tall to be presented on courthouse lawn

The 2010 class of Leadership Chester County will be showing the original Walking Tall movie on the courthouse lawn on Oct. 7. The event will begin at 7 p.m., the movie will start at 7:30 p.m. The leadership class is seeking any residents that played a role in the original movie, who will be honored by walking the “red carpet” that evening. Anyone interested in walking the red carpet can contact Courtney Bingham at ctbingham80@yahoo.com or 608-1313.


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Allan Franks was one of many vendors at Henderson’s Arts in the Alley Thursday night. Franks has been carving wooden sculptures for around 10 years, and is based in Jacks Creek.

Photos by Holly Roeder, Independent

From candles to carvings, paintings, crafts, arrangements, quilts and hairbows, Henderson’s Arts in the Alley offers a variety of hand-made arts made locally. The next Arts in the Alley will be held Oct. 28, same time, same place.

Abraham Lincoln once dation would like to thank received,” expressed said, “The things I want to the following for giving chairman Scott Whaley. know are in books. My generously to the fund “But in order for us to best friend is the man totaling $835: Premier continue this program who’ll get we’re going to me a book I need more.” h a v e n ’ t Call 989read.” 4624, and ask In just a for Kim, to find few short out how you weeks, donacan help contions have tinue to share b e e n the gift of readreceived for ing with t h e C h e s t e r Imagination County’s Library fund; youth. h o w e v e r, Donations there could may be sent to be an abrupt C h e s t e r end to this C o u n t y story if more Imagination support is ~ Scott Whaley, Chairman of Imagination Library Library at P.O. not available. Box 306, Recently, Henderson, TN the free books for kids Manufacturing, Clayton 38340. program is in financial Bank & Trust, Leonard, In addition to donations, danger and is at the risk of Nancy and Ryan Hemby; you can help the program being discontinued. It Jeannine Ervin; Tim and save money each month costs approximately $400 Melanie James; C & R by informing us of changes to keep the program run- Grocery; and Bobby and to address and contact ning. Currently 395 Teresa King. information. Chester County children “On behalf of the imagiDolly Parton’s benefit by receiving a new nation library foundation, Imagination Library is book each month. we are so grateful for this available for Tennessee The Chester County generous community and children from birth to five Imagination Library foun- the donations we recently years old.

On behalf of the imagination library foundation, we are so grateful for this generous community and the donations we recently received.

THP announces roadblocks The Department of Safety, Tennessee Highway Patrol, has announced its October Enforcement Roadblock Schedule for Chester County. Officers will conduct a driver’s license checkpoint on Talley Store Road on Oct. 1. They will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Highway 200 in Mifflin, also on Oct. 1.

Arts in the Alley

Book funding appreciated, must continue


CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pie contest to pan out Friday at Independent The Chester County Independent office is sure to be a fragrant place Friday as Perfect Pie entries start pouring in. Pies may be submitted from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. Entries must be dessert pies (no entrée or meat pies). Entries may be original recipe or “borrowed,” and should be delivered with a typed recipe. Please note

the source of the recipe, whether a famous chef or country cookbook. Photos will be made of each entry (and chef if possible) as they are dropped off. Perfect Pie judging will be held that afternoon, and results will be announced in the Independent’s Barbecue Festival special section the following week. Prizes will be awarded and winners will

be announced on stage during the Barbecue Festival. Cakes by Kids entries may be submitted from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Independent booth at the Barbecue Festival. Entries may be original or from a cookbook or otherwise, should include a typed recipe with source listed, and should hopefully be edible.

Shape and theme of each cake is limited only to each child’s imagination. Prizes will be awarded and winners will be announced during Saturday’s kid-friendly festivities. Perfect Pies and Cakes by Kids competitions are hosted in conjunction with associate website justapinch.com

CCSD communications director named VP Of TIES The local director of communications for the Chester County Sheriff’s Department and Henderson Police Department has been named vice president of an agency which certifies dispatchers statewide. Barbie Paulman, with 15-years experience as a dispatcher, was voted to the position by the almost 450 persons attending a conference of the Tennessee Information Enforcement System in Nashville Sept. 12-15. The agency known as TIES operates through the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. According to Paulman, all dispatchers receive four to six weeks of onsite training, and then are sent to Nashville for training on the National Crime Information Computer, and must be recertified every two years. Paulman has been attending the conference for 12 years, and is also the vendor chair for the conference. Locally, Paulman supervises eight dispatchers which operate two per shift. She said the biggest challenge of the job is dealing with the stress, noting the night last December when Henderson Police Department officer

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Local emergency services dispatcher Barbie Paulman was recently elected vice president of the Tennessee Information Enforcement System, TIES. Paulman has served as Chester County dispatcher for 15 years and currently serves as director. Dennis Cagle was shot while on duty and eventually died. “It takes a rare person to do it,” she said. “The night Dennis was shot we had to keep our cool and do what we do. When it was all over with that is when you get to break down.” In 2006 Paulman was also honored by the Terminal Agency Coordinator as TAC of the Year. According to Paulman TAC is the liaison between the sheriff’s department and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Crime Stoppers offering reward concerning four-wheeler theft Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a four-wheeler theft that occurred in late August or early September near Enville. If you have information about this or other crimes, please call 989-2449. You do not have to give your name.

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Library area the suspect was never located, but Willis was able to identify him as a black male wearing a thin, brown jacket or possibly a brown button up shirt with a red shirt underneath it. Authorities surveyed the damage and determined the suspect broke into a storage facility at the Dixie Youth Park and retrieved a red, metal fence pole and used it to break through the window glass at the library. Damage to the library was estimated at $500.

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Life & Style

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Roman Wynd Smith turned one on Sept. 10. He had two birthday parties, one at the hospital with grandma on the heart floor and one at Chuck E Cheese. He is the son of Rhoda and Barry Smith.

MAX AND JEAN PICKETT

Pickett 50th anniversary Max and Jean Pickett, of Rocky Knob, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 25, 2010. The Picketts were married on Sept. 24, 1960. Their children, Doug and Angela Pickett and Micheal and Andrea Pickett, will host a celebration from 2 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Enville Community Center. The couple also has two grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. All family and friends are invited to attend.

If you missed the hayride at the community center Saturday night, I hear you missed a good time as I did. I wasn’t feeling well and couldn’t go. My grandson, Mitchell told me it was a lot of fun and that the center was packed. I was looking forward to the wiener roast myself. Sorry I missed it. Don’t forget we have the Haunted Hollow Oct. 21, 22 and 23 and Oct. 28, 29 and 30. Birthdays this week are Sherry Escue on Sept. 22; Sharon Hoppy on Sept. 24; Savannah Rae Julian on Sept. 25; Neal Escue on Sept. 26; and Lois Reddinger on the 28. Have a very happy day! Continue to pray for Phillip Ragan, Sonny Grimm, Winna Knipper, Teresa Colbert, Nancy

Turner, Dennis Bain, Edra Barnett, Linda Holder, Esther Murley, Freddie Murley Smith, Gaynell Dees, Brenda Collins and Charles Murley. Remember the caregivers, families of our sick, shutins and our soldiers fighting to preserve our freedom. Quote of the week: What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise. - Barbara Jordan A little humor I thought my older readers might relate to, I know I did: Having been a competitive gymnast, I’m a stickler on form. Some time ago, I was teaching a class of 3- and 4-year olds. I demonstrated a forward roll, explaining every move until the roll was fully executed. “Now,” I said, “I want you to do exactly what I just did. Do you have any questions?” A wide-eyed youngster timidly raised her hand. “Miss Michele,” she asked, “how do we make our knees crack?” Keep smiling and call me with any news you have at 879-9777.

People living away are especially hungry for news. I get calls or notes thanking me for tidbits that feed their homesick souls. Please share more with me. Update on the Cochran family. Donald in Alabama is home recovering from his heart condition. He wants to share his address - PO Box 1294, Scottsboro, AL 35768. I sent him a few pictures from the Cochran reunion, so perhaps you can send him pictures of your family to update him from home and friends. His brother, Larry (Doris) keeps an eye on his brother. He lives in Woodville, Ala.; he feels good after his accident. Their sister, Gayle lives in Lexington. Her husband, Harrell, has been sick, but feels some better. Their sister, Betty who married my cousin, Lee Maness, is also sick. She wanted to share her address to hear from old friends – 31717 Edgeworth Drive,

Madison Heights, MI 48071. She is unable to write, but Lisa will answer your letter or call you if you include your number. Lee has gone to Kentucky with his family for a minivacation. A friend is staying with Betty, since she was unable to go. Jacks Creek has lost three friends, Thurman Cash, Babe Ruth, and Mae Polluck. Also, the community expresses sympathy to families of Louise Spencer Cupples (8-2325/9-18-10) and Phyllis Melton who died 9-19-10, daughter of David Melton and niece of Virginia Burross. “Love is worth the grief” are words that offer comfort. In Jacks Creek, some of the older gang will remember Cash School House Road. Thurman Cash (10-29-22/9-15-10) died an hour after a nice cup of coffee and a remark he was going to rest; and he is resting high on that mountain with his heavenly family. Amazing Grace and Angel Band were sung from friends and family at his funeral. The 23rd Psalms was recited at the military funeral. A soldier escorted Louis to and from the car. Forty years in 1970 Mr. Thurman and Mrs. Louise drove from Memphis to attend Don

The Morrison reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Montezuma Community Center. The potluck meal will begin at 12:30 p.m. A lot of hard work and patience went into the Homecoming activities at CCHS. Patience Cook, a member of the annual staff, worked very hard to

see that the right pictures were taken. Congratulations to Jeff and Leslie Hunt on the arrival of their new grandson, Jackson Hunt Welch. On our prayer list are the family of Thurman Cash, David and Virginia Morrison, James Sanders, Billy Schultz, James Lott, Troy Cooper, Norman and Cordie Austin, and Lula Mosier. Remember to call with your news, Wanda Cook at 989-3724 or Celia Murley at 989-5300. To rent the center, call Betty Cooper at 989-7835.

Our deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of Thurman Cash. On our prayer list this week are Mike Norwalk, LaVada Howie, Alexis Boggs, Joanne Altier, Leon Carroll, Pam Priddy, Gerald Stanfill, Carroll Williams, Glen Jones, Charles and Wilma Cupples, Jean Latham, John Kent Sells, Ollie Dean Kennedy, Bill and Shirley Gaddy, Carolyn Potter, Diane Wells, Judy Cagle, Gathel Latham, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families.

The Chester County High School Class of 1950 will be meeting at Arnold’s Restaurant, 1314 US Hwy. 45 North in Henderson, on Saturday, Oct. 2, for a noon meal. This is just a reminder and I am looking forward to seeing you. Happy anniversary to David and Glenda Parchman on Sept. 25. Birthday greetings to Gerald Stanfill and Clarence Wells on Sept. 25; Page Jordan and Jamie Connor on Sept. 26; Benjamen Brewer and Matthew Jones on Sept. 27; Mike Tignor on Sept. 28; Chris Newsom and Holly Roeder on Sept. 29; and Kyle Cupples on Sept. 30. “Expressed affection is the best of all methods to use when you want to light a glow in someone’s heart and to feel it in your own.”

Congratulations to Tyler and Brooke Welch on the birth of their son, Jackson Hunt Welch, born Friday, Sept. 17, weighing 8 pounds and 9 ounces. Grandparents are Ricky and Joanna Welch and Jeff and Leslie Hunt. Greatgrandparents are Leonard and Ruth Welch and Bill and Bobbie Hunt, all of Henderson. Ellna and T. Roland

enjoyed the visit from their daughter, Rhonda Stacy of Niceville, Fla., and their son, Tim and wife Helena of Okinawa, Japan. This was Helena’s first visit to Tennessee. She is a native of Japan and speaks four languages. She works for an oil company on the island. Tim is retired from the Navy and works for the U.S. Army. They went home via Honolulu, Hawaii and will celebrate Helena’s birthday there. We all enjoyed their visit. Happy birthday to Stacy Serratt on Sept. 24; Phillip Cranford on Sept. 25; Hayle Clayton on Sept. 28; Kenneth Maness on Sept. 29; and Demi Kesler on Sept. 30.

Happy anniversary to James and Elvie Lee Sanders on Sept. 28. As always, pray for the sick, as there are many who need prayer, and our military. Get well wishes go out to Ann Bennett, who is recovering from surgery. Hickory Corner Community Center will have a yard sale inside the center at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. This will be a big sale with lots of good stuff and bargains. All proceeds will go to the center. Come and enjoy breakfast; there will be sausage, bologna, biscuits, coffee and other items. The monthly meeting at the center will be at 7 p.m.

on Thursday, Sept. 23. Items for the yard sale can be dropped off that evening. To arrange for pickup, call Larry Farris at 608-4164, James Patterson at 989-3315 or Leonard Morris at 9894034. You can also drop off items after 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the center. “The words of a profit” – After a number of people had put up with the rude behavior of a young sales clerk, a middle-aged woman’s turn came at the counter when he gave her the same treatment, she stopped him abruptly and said, “I think you have things mixed up young man, you are overhead here and I am profit.”

and my wedding – that was called love. He was my mother’s pallbearer in 1973. I can still see the streaks of tears on his face as he bid her farewell. They were close church friends. I am so blessed to have visited him in the healthcare to thank him again for being my mother’s friend. The last day I saw Mr. Thurman he asked if I was going to take his picture with Dusty. If you went to the funeral home you saw it, and we lovingly placed a billfold size in his pocket with a shiny copper penny. Daphne Inman placed the last penny she could ever give her friend in his pocket. It was a bright shiny copper penny to carry to heaven. Babe Ruth (10-28-26/915-10) our loyal constable for years has been called to duty in heaven. I was blessed to spend time with Babe and his family. He was surrounded by what he needed - his daughters, wife, and family. Babe asked me for help when he was running for constable, so Don and I planned a large yard picnic and invited Babe and Bob Long. We had the perfect stump for both opponents to make their speech on for constable. Babe won and we all know it had nothing to do

with the case of Tom’s peanuts and bubble gum he brought for guests. In 1997, I asked Babe for help. Charlotte Joyner and I planned a surprise twin August birthdays for John and Mary Tignor. I wanted something special, so I arranged for Babe to serve papers on John for “insufficient funds” for writing a “bad check.” The guests were waiting as jurors to pass sentence; John was placed into the “electric rocking chair” as the country band (Hershell Holmes, Jack McAdams, Sammy McAdams, Clarence Jones, Max Lott) played, Happy Birthday. Babe wanted to please Mary, because she was so thrilled to be in the backseat. She asked him if he could turn on the siren just a little. Babe pulled into the backyard with sirens glaring and Mary clapping her little hands. Ed Pitts and Don were there to escort the “prisoner” to the rocking chair, but there was one problem. Babe had dropped his handcuff key, so it was up to Don and Ed to free the prisoner as Mary clapped and laughed. Oh, how sweet those memories are. I shall remember Babe’s famous words, “Call me if you need me,” and then called out his

phone number. I did call Babe and he came. When he was sick, I went to him. I have been working on a Babe story - will share later with you. Mae Polluck (10-2921/9-20-10) was a sweet lady. While she lived next door to her daughter, Martha Crowe, she was active in traveling with Mary Phillips and going to social functions. In the 1980s she and my grandmother, Beulah Nobles, were babysitters to Teisha and Nick Phillips. The ladies declared it took both to handle those active kids. I visited Mrs. Mae last week while Martha was there. Mrs. Mae loved Dusty, so you will see his picture at her visitation. She was a good woman,

very kind and gentle. She bragged on Martha for coming almost every day to bring her treats at the healthcare. Mrs. Mae knew she was loved by Martha; Jerry Crowe (grandson who will make her floral arrangement); Jackie Polluck (son), Mary Privitt (sister), and Mary Schewe (niece). Birthday greetings to Al McKinnon (23rd who turns 56) and his motherin-law who just turns on the 26. Continue to keep Danny Meeks, Judy Azevedo, Inez Alexander, Frank McEarl, Murdell Barker, Janise McCall, and Cindy Springer in your prayers; add Raford Nobles to this list; he is home from the hospital.

Alma Shotwell celebrates 100th birthday Alma Shotwell celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at J.P. Baptist Church. Her friends and family hosted a dinner in her honor. Happy birthday from all of us. We love you!


CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, September 23, 2010

Chester County Independent archives, September 15, 1950

WRIGHT SCORES TD – CCHS Fullback Nathan Wright (40) heads for paydirt in the game against Huntingdon here last Friday night. This was Wright’s second TD for the night. The Eagles defeated the Mustangs 26-7.

Only Yesterday ‘C.C.H.S. Whippets Trounce Savannah In Opening Game’ From the files of the Chester County Independent September 19, 1940 “C.C.H.S. Whippets Trounce Savannah In Opening Game” “Touchdown In Second Half Gives Scrappy Henderson Team 7 To 6 Victory Over Heavier Opponents” “The Chester County High School Whippets got off to a flying start for the 1940 football season by trouncing the Savannah High Mudcats 7 to 6 at Savannah last Friday afternoon in an unusually well played game for this early in the season.” “Welcome Stranger” “Mr. and Mrs. Buford Holley announce the arrival of John Edward Holley at 7 P. M. Thursday, September 12, at Fitts-White Clinic, Jackson. John Edward weighed 8 ¾ pounds. Both parents are doing nicely. “Mr. and Mrs. Lois Davis of Montezuma announce the birth of a son, their first child, Sunday. He weighed eight pounds. “Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kent Smith of Sweet Lips a 10-pound girl, Monday, Sept. 9. She is their third child. “A nine-pound boy was born Tuesday morning, September 17, to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Coady of near Jacks Creek. The young gentleman is the fourth child for them. “Mr. and Mrs. Leo Smith of near Sweet Lips are the parents of a sixpound boy, their first child, born last Thursday. “Mr. and Mrs. William F. Reitz of Memphis are the parents of a daughter, Nancy Rodgers Reitz, born Tuesday. She is their first child. Mrs. Reitz is a granddaughter of Mrs. J. H. Ellis and was a former Freed-Hardeman College student.” September 22, 1950 “Henderson May Get Salant Plant” “Large Shipping Depot That Would Employ Up To 50 Men Planned” “A mass meeting of citizens and business men of Chester County was held on last Monday evening, September 18, at the City Hall in Henderson to discuss a proposal regarding the possibility of securing a large Salant and Salant shipping warehouse here in Henderson.” “Reid-Casey Here”

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“A wedding of great interest was solemnized on the afternoon of September nineteenth at four o’clock when Miss Martha Belle Reid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon E. Reid of Henderson, became the bride of Robert Fentress Casey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Casey, also of Henderson.

“The scene of the nuptials was the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Stansell Vernon, and Mr. Vernon on White Street. “The double ring ceremony was read by Bro. B. B. James, minister of the Henderson Church of Christ. “The bride chose for her wedding a fall suit of gold gabardine featuring rhinestone buttons. Her accessories were navy and she pinned a purple orchid corsage at her shoulder. “To Help Blind To See, Buy A Broom From A Jaycee” “The headline of this story reminds readers that the Henderson Junior Chamber of Commerce will conduct a Broom Sale in Henderson on next Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23. “The brooms are made by the blind workers in the Memphis State Workshop for the Blind, operated by the State of Tennessee, and profit from the sale of brooms will go to help these blind people.” September 23, 1960 “Cast For Centennial Pageant” “ ‘Henderson Through the Years’ To Be Chosen Thursday Night” “Casting for the mammoth spectacle, ‘Henderson Through the Years,’ gets underway this evening (Thursday) at 7:30 in the high school gymnasium. All interested parties are urged to be in attendance when Directors Joe and Jo Ann Newlin outline the spectacular episodes which will recreate the stirring history of the Henderson area in living drama, pageantry and song.” “Forty-Five Girls Enter Centennial Queen’s Contest” “Forty-five of Chester County’s loveliest girls have entered the Centennial Queen’s Contest which will be climaxed with the crowning of the Queen and the presentation of her court at the premier performance of the pageant, ‘Henderson Through the Years’ on Saturday night, October 15. Governor Buford Ellington will crown the queen. “On Tuesday night the contestants were guests at the Queen’s kick-off party held in the Chester County High School cafeteria.” “Caravan Schedules Foretell Fun For Citizens Of County” “The following itineraries have been worked out for the Centennial Caravans: “Saturday, September 24, Manson Roby, leader. Meet on Court square at 12:45 parking cars on Crook Ave. Leave Henderson 1:00 p.m. Arrive Bethel Springs, 1:15. Arrive Selmer 1:45. Arrive Corinth, Miss., 2:45. “Wednesday, Sept. 28, Dr. O. M. McCallum, caravan leader. Leave Henderson 10:00 a.m. from Court Square. Arrive Lexington, 10:30. Arrive Huntingdon 11:35 (eat lunch there). Arrive McKenzie 1:30.” “Letter Writing Week: Oct. 2-8” “The 23rd annual Letter Writing Week will be celebrated in Henderson during the week of October 2 to 8, it was announced today by Postmaster Paul Meadows. “Postmaster Meadows noted that there has been a revival of personal letter writing during the last few years. ‘A letter remains the most economical, longest lasting, and sincerest means of extending greetings, communicating See Only, Page 6-A

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One family at a time “I don’t know how I would have gotten through this transition without the Carl Perkins Center,” said an aunt whose nephew came to live with her after his mother was incarcerated. “They have been a godsend,” stated a grandmother who is raising her three young grandchildren. “The support groups give me hope,” said a cousin struggling financially with the new additions to her home. These people are talking about the Relative Caregiver Program at the Carl Perkins Center. Open to anyone who is raising a relative’s children, the program includes financial assistance, support groups, respite, adult education and whole family enrichment. “Our caregivers love the support groups,” said Kirbi Fahs, Family Advocate and facilitator of the RC Program. “It’s good for them to see that they are not alone.” In 2005, a survey by the US Census Bureau noted that the number of grandchildren being raised by their grandparents had risen to nearly six million children, or about eight percent of all the kids in

the United States. From 2007 to 2008 the number rose another 11 percent. According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), in 2008 there were 101,510 children living in grandparentheaded households, or 7.3 percent of all Tennessee children. There were another 24,774 children living in households headed by other relatives. Of the children living in households headed by grandparents or other relatives in Tennessee, 56,682 were living there without either parent present. The numbers grow every year. And the trend isn’t dictated by race or socio-economic status; rather it is happening in all races and all parts of the country, partly due to a push by welfare agencies to place children with family members before placing them in the foster care system. The financial stressors that are associated with raising children, coupled with the emotional and physical toll it can take on the elderly, can be brutal. Programs like the Relative Caregiver Program are often the only help that grandparents or other caregivers receive. Today’s children need placement with other family members for a laundry

list of reasons, including divorce, unemployment, neglect, teenage pregnancy, incarceration, unemployment, alcohol or drug abuse, abandonment and the death of the parents. In addition, some military parents facing multiple deployments in Iraq or Afghanistan have had to turn over the care of their children to grandparents or other family members. The number of households comprised of multigenerational family members is higher than it has been in a half-century. It can happen in any family. America’s financial state hasn’t helped. While more and more children are being raised by a grandparent or other family member, programs that assist with financial and emotional support have been axed. And with Social Security diminishing every day, grandparents are scrambling to find a way to cope with their changing families. “Our caregivers find comfort in each other,” Fahs added. “But so do the children they are raising. We have support groups for them as well. We also offer enrichment activities for the families as a whole so that we can help build a tight bond within the family.” While it may be difficult

for these caregivers, there is good news. Children learn a part of their heritage that otherwise might have stayed dormant, and they find a broader circle of family members to love them and help in their support. Families in the RC Program at the Carl Perkins Center have received school clothes and uniforms, Christmas gifts, winter coats, and emergency assistance in the home. Besides the aid given by the Center, staff members find resources to meet the needs of their caregivers. “We have had caregivers who needed washers and dryers, home repairs, car seats … everything imaginable,” County Director Clay Jordan said. “When there is a need, we always find a way to help. The community is wonderful to help our clients.” The Program can be vital to anyone who is raising a family member’s children. If you are in that situation and the kids are related to you by blood, marriage or adoption, call Family Advocate Kirbi Fahs at 989-7222 for more information on the Relative Caregiver Program.

Happy birthday wishes go to Dustin Jones, Jennifer Martin and Braden Martin on Sept. 23; Jordan Jones and Larry McCaig on Sept. 24; Julie

Smith on Sept. 25; Lisa Finley on Sept. 26; Nicholas Maness on Sept. 28; and Leslie Keen and Alyssa Dilday on Sept. 29. The Martin reunion is on the calendar for Sunday, Sept. 26. There will be a threefamily yard sale at Jeremy Crowell’s home Sept. 2426, three miles north of Milledgeville on Hwy. 22. The EVFD is preparing for their Annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 9. More details will be available later.

Congratulations to the CCHS Eagles on winning the game Friday night against McNairy Central. The CCHS Marching Eagles were in a competition at Centerville on Saturday. There were 18 bands competing which were divided into six classes. The Marching Eagles awards included first place in Drum Major/Field Commander; first place in Color Guard; and third place in Band. Congratulations to all of you.

There is no instinct like that of the heart. – Lord Byron. Have a great week. If you have an event coming up, a birthday, anniversary, or any news, call me at 989-0212 or email me at wildgoosenews@aol.com or envillecommunitynews@yaho o.com

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stitched and tatted pillow cases and a tatted doily were among the over 3000 articles judged.”

social news, and exchanging ideas,’ the Postmaster said.”

“Per Capita Income At All-Time High” “Chester County had a

per capita personal income of $1,550 in 1968, an increase from $1,399 in 1967 and an increase from $913 in 1959, a report from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, shows.”

By Janeane Moore Carl Perkins Center

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September 24, 1970 “Mrs. Cherry Winner In Los Angeles Fair” “Mrs. Leonard Cherry of Henderson has won five blue ribbons in the domestic arts competition at the Los Angeles County Fair. Her dresser scarf, tatted towels, hem-

Archeofest Photo submitted by Bobbie Childress

Lone Eagle demonstrates authentic Native American customs during Archeofest last weekend at Pinson Mounds Archeological Park.


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Health Department offering flu shots Seasonal influenza vaccine is now available at the Chester County Health Department, 301 Quinco Drive, in Henderson. To schedule an appointment, call 989-7108. The health department stresses that seasonal flu is a preventable illness than can be serious and even deadly. Each year from five to 20 percent of the country’s population gets seasonal flu. Nationally, thousands of people die from influenza each year, most of them over age 65; however, the flu can cause serious illness for people of any age. The 2009 H1N1 flu strain is expected to come back again this season, and it can be especially hard on children and pregnant women. Last season during the H1N1 pandemic, 13 Tennessee children died of the flu. The Chester County Health Department urges vaccination as the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over the age of six months get a flu vaccination. There is no special pandemic vaccine this season. The 2010 seasonal flu vaccine includes protection against H1N1 flu, in addition to two other strains of seasonal flu expected to circulate this year. Even if you have already had the H1N1 vaccine, you should still get this year’s flu vaccine to protect yourself from the other strains. Flu vaccine will be plentiful and is already available from many providers, including private physicians and pharmacies. The cost of the flu vaccine at the health department is $32 and may slide according to your income. The health department will bill traditional Medicare – the red, white and blue care – for those with that coverage, but no Medicare Advantage Plans or private insurance will be billed for the shot. To make an appointment for vaccination, or for more information, call the Chester County Health Department at 989-7108.

West TN Health Fair successful for 31 years

Courtesy Photos

Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork and Dr. Sebesta discuss Jackson-Madison County General Hospital’s new daVinci Surgical Robot at the West Tennessee Health Fair Sept. 11 in Jackson. The annual event was sponsored by West Tennessee Healthcare. Children were entertained and educated in a special children’s area sponsored by Ayers Children’s Medical Center at the 31st annual West Tennessee Health Fair.

The annual Health Fair sponsored by West Tennessee Healthcare draws thousands of people interested in free screenings and learning more about healthy living.

Flu Shots Where – Chester County Health Department When – Now available Cost — $32 For Appointment – Phone 989-7108 The Little General masoct is dressed in his birthday party best!

Preparedness plans help businesses survive One-fourth of all businesses that close because of a disaster never reopen, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. However, businesses that have and implement a disaster preparedness plan typically have less damage, loss and downtime than those that do not. “A business that survives a disaster helps the whole community recover from a disaster,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech. The spring flooding in Tennessee affected many businesses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) urge business owners and managers to increase their chances of surviving any type of disaster by being ready before they occur. “We encourage Tennessee businesses to have a plan in place,” said TEMA Director James Bassham. “Include measures to protect staff, facilities, data and inventory.” Have a business continuity plan that includes: a pre-identified relocation

site; means to retrieve data, including employee, customer and vendor records; a strategy for contacting people, such as a call-down tree; and a method for operating effectively with a smaller staff of key individuals. FEMA provides a stepby-step approach to emergency planning, response and recovery for companies of all sizes in the Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry, available free in the FEMA publication library at h t t p : / / g o . u s a . g o v / x b F. Additional preparedness information is available at www.Ready.gov/business. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partnered with Agility Recovery Solutions to offer business

continuity strategies for small business owners via their “Prepare My Business” website ( w w w. p re p a re m y b u s i ness.org). The SBA is a primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property - including businesses. Planning ahead also includes adequate insurance coverage. Flooding is a risk for many Tennessee businesses, even those not in flood zones. More than 25 percent of all flood insurance claims are from moderate-to-low-risk flood zones. However, most commercial business owner policies do not cover flood damage. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which FEMA oversees, provides flood

insurance for residential and business owners as well as renters. NFIP policies are sold through private insurance companies and backed by the federal government. Businesses can find insurance agents who sell NFIP policies at www.FloodSmart.gov.


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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, September 23, 2010

CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT September 13, 2010 Kenneth Lamont Hammond, 31, Jackson, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license and violation of the vehicle financial responsibility act. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $300 bond. September 14, 2010 Gary L. Malone, 55, 248 E Third St., was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $250 bond. Tony Howell, 47, 358 W Main St., was arrested and charged with vandalism. He is being held in the Chester County jail. No bond has been set. A report was taken of windows broken on a house on Deer Drive. According to the report, two windows were found broken on a home. Damage was estimated at $300. September 15, 2010 Matthew Thomas Ross, 24, Pinson, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted First Degree Murder. He is being held in the Chester County jail. Bond has been set at $150,000. September 16, 2010 A car was reported stolen by Guinn Brother’s Daily Rentals. According to the report, the car was rented on a five-day rental on July 31, and then renewed for five more days. The car was never returned. It is a 2008 gray Chevrolet Impala, valued at $11,900. September 18, 2010 Tiffany Lashay Hampton, 28, Jackson, was arrested and charged with joyriding. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. Wendy Hunt White, 41, McAdams Loop, was arrested and charged with vandalism and theft under $500. She is held in the Chester County jai in lieu of a $2,500 bond. Keith B. Garner, 48, Finger, was arrested and charged with vandalism and theft under $500. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $2,500 bond. September 19, 2010 A Henderson Police officer reportedly witnessed someone attempting to break in to the Chester County Library. The suspect was

described as a black male approximately 6-feet tall, wearing a brown lightweigh jacket or brown shirt with a red shirt underneath. A window was found to be broken, but no entry was made. Damage was estimated at $500. Bryan Jeff Ramsey, 26, 570 B Fawn Dr., was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault and vandalism. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $10,000 bond. Several items were reportedly stolen from a residence on Old Jacks Creek Road. Missing items included a television and PlayStation 3. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT September 15, 2010 8:51 a.m. – 626 White Ave., Wee Care Preschool, child pulled pull-station, false alarm. September 16, 2010 7:23 p.m. – 759 E Main St., Army National Guard Armory, dumpster on fire. September 17, 2010 10:11 p.m. – 335 E University, FreedHardeman University, Sewell Hall, belt on washing machine smoking. September 18, 2010 4:05 p.m. – Hwy 45 N and Woods, grass fire. September 20, 2010 12:10 p.m. – 129 Whitley Ave., Save-A-Lot parking lot, car fire. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT September 14, 2010 Anthony Bernard Johnson, 36, Jackson, was arrested and charged with failure to pay child support. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. A camera was reported missing from a student at Chester County High School. The camera was described as a Canon Digital IXUS silver camera with 2gig memory card, all valued at $320. September 15, 2010 Randall L. Bryant, 45, 525 Galbraith St., was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor. He was released from the Chester County jail on probation. September 17, 2010 Jamar L. Clayborn, 28, 505 Great Oaks Circle, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County jail on his own recognizance.

September 19, 2010 Bryan Jeff Ramsey, 26, 570 B Fawn Dr., was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault and vandalism. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $10,000 bond. September 20, 2010 Helen Marie Arnold, 48, 606 Luray Ave., was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Felony. She is held in the Chester County jail with no bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT August 31, 2010 4:19 p.m. – 155 Frank Latham Road, false alarm, Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department Responding. September 3, 2010 5:54 p.m. – 5226 Wilson School Road, grass fire, Hearn Chapel Volunteer Fire Department Responding. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS Cliff Horne, 665 E Main St., pled guilty to writing worthless checks up to $500. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail all suspended except for one day with credit, and ordered to pay fines of $100 plus court costs and restitution. He is supervised. Misty Cole, Finger, pled guilty to writing worthless checks up to $500. She was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail all suspended except for one day with one day credit, and ordered to pay fines of $100 plus court costs and restitution. She is supervised. Ronnie Bonner, 5324 City Herd, pled guilty to driving on a suspended license and violation of the vehicle financial responsibility act. He was sentenced to 6 months in the Chester County jail all suspended, and ordered to pay fines of $100 plus court costs. He is supervised. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT No Reports.

SWHRA to distribute commodities Southwest Human Resource Agency will distribute commodities from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the National Guard Armory. No certificates will be accepted after noon. New certificates for commodities are being issued at the Southwest Community Center, 269 N. Church in Henderson. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Sept. 22.

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daily horse and wagon rides, games, live entertainment, concessions, and an auction. All proceeds benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, visit www.buckcreektrailride.com or call 6171225.

Trinity Annual OctoberFest

Western MHI Reunion

The Annual OctoberFest for Trinity United Methodist Church will be held beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. Stew will be sold by the gallon for $14, by the half-gallon for $8, or $4 a quart. Bring your own containers if possible. Stew meals will be available for $5 adult, $3 child, and they include stew, dessert, cornbread and drink. Whole barbecue chickens will sell for $6 or $4 for a half chicken. A bake sale will be held with homemade cakes, pies and cookies of all kinds. This year the Fest will include a Silent Auction featuring the oil paintings and watercolors of France Jones. The Silent Auction will end promptly at 1 p.m. Call 9897034 to pre-order stew or for more information.

There will be a reunion for all retired and former employees of Western Mental Health Institute and Nat T. Winston Developmental Center beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, at Barnhill’s Buffet, 660 Carriage House Drive in Jackson. For information, call 6584201 or 658-9069.

At this year’s Barbecue Festival, Loving Paws Rescue is raising Pennies for Puppies. This money will be used for vet expenses for the many puppies they have. Your help is needed to get these puppies ready for their forever homes.

Finger Barbecue and Picnic Finger will have its annual barbecue and picnic starting at noon on Friday, Sept. 24, and all day on Sept. 25. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. Whole hog barbecue, chicken, homemade ice cream and baked goods will be available. There will be live music, and fun and games for the whole family. For information, call 934-4232. All proceeds go to the Finger Volunteer Fire Department.

Band Boosters collect canned goods for Gleaners’ House The Band Boosters will be accepting canned goods at all football games for the Gleaners’ House. There will be a box inside the gate to make your donations.

Cooper Reunion The descendants of Joseph Harvey Cooper will have their annual reunion at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Montezuma Community Center. A potluck lunch will be served. Bring your family and memorabilia. For information, call Allen Cooper at 9897995.

Yard and Bake Sale Fundraiser The Chester County Cobra’s Travel Ball Team are hosting a bake sale and yard sale at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Chester County Junior High School. There will be a variety of clothes, toys and baseball equipment.

Pennies for Puppies

Antique Radio Show and Sale Hundreds of antique radios will be offered from vendors from seven surrounding states during MARC’s ninth annual antique radio show Oct. 2 in Henderson. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. around the gazebo at the corner of Main and Washington. Admission is free. The public is invited to bring their old radios to sell or for repair advice. For information, call Ray Eaton at 989-7089 or reaton@uu.edu

Hickory Corner Comm. Center Hickory Corner Community Center will have a yard sale inside the center at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. This will be a big sale with lots of good stuff and bargains. All proceeds will go to the center. Come and enjoy breakfast; there will be sausage, bologna, biscuits, coffee and other items. If you would like to donate items and need someone to pick them up, call Larry Farris at 608-4164, James Patterson at 989-3315 or Leonard Morris at 989-4034.

Open Horse Show

Finger School Reunion

The McNairy County Equine Association will have an Open Horse Show on Saturday, Sept. 25. For information, call 983-3424, 610-5534 or 435-0292.

The Finger School Reunion will be on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Finger Community Center. A potluck meal will be at noon. For more information, call 989-7622 or 9344000.

Morrison Reunion The Morrison family reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 26, at Montezuma Community Center. The potluck meal will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Holmes Reunion The Holmes family reunion will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Chester County Senior Center. Bring a covered dish, drinks or dessert for the potluck meal. Call 989-2543 if you need transportation

Buck Creek Trail Ride Help support cancer research at the Buck Creek St. Jude Trail Ride, Friday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 26 at Weaver Farms, 92 Weaver Road, off Hwy 152 near Alamo. The weekend long event is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. Activities include

Chickasaw Arts and Crafts Fair Chickasaw State Park and the Friends of Chickasaw will have their annual Arts and Crafts Fair Oct. 9-10. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Vendors from throughout the area will have their crafts on display and for sale. Admission is free. For information, call 9895141 or email Ronald.elder@state.tn.us

Basic Computer Literacy Class Chester County Adult Education will provide a Basic Computer Literacy Class from 9 a.m. until noon Oct. 11-15, at the Henderson-Chester County Tennessee Technology Center located at 1449 White Ave. For more information, call Thomas Leach at 989-9407.


Obituary/Religion

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thurman Cash

Obituaries Addiese Smith Jan. 27, 1930 – Sept. 14, 2010 Addiese Smith, 80, of Camden, formerly of Bolivar, passed away Sept. 14, 2010, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services were Sept. 18 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar with Charles Whitten, David Hazelwood and Josh Clark officiating. Burial followed in Cave Springs Cemetery in Chester County. Serving as pallbearers were Joe Lupien, Phil Cearley, Harold Collins, Jerry Ingle, Donnie Ferguson and Dennis Ferguson. The widow of Denver Smith, who died June 24, 2010 after 57 years of marriage, she retired after almost 30 years of employment with Western Mental Health Institute, where she was a pharmacy technician. Mrs. Smith was born in McNairy County to the late Dee Ferguson and Lavounia McNeil Ferguson and lived in Hardeman County since 1950. She was a member of Parrans Chapel Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Denny Ray Smith of Camden; four sisters, Nadine Russom and June Cox, both of Hornsby, and Sylvia Ingle and Annette McDaniel, both of Bethel Springs; four brothers, Prentice, Lonnie and Roger Ferguson, all of Bethel Springs, and Harmon Ferguson of Hornsby; three grandchildren, Lauren Lupien of Jackson and Hannah and Ellyn Smith, both of Birmingham, Ala; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Quention Ferguson. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 23, 2010

Babe H. Ruth Date of Death – Sept. 15, 2010 Babe Herman Ruth, 83, of Jacks Creek, passed away Sept. 15, 2010, at his home. Funeral services were held Sept. 19 at The Pentecostals of Henderson with burial in the Jacks Creek Apostolic Church Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel was in charge. He was born in Hardin County, the son of the late James Clayborne and Melinda Phillips Ruth. He moved to Chester County at the age of 5 and attended school in the Sweetlips community. Babe married Imogene Clayton on Feb. 9, 1946, in Corinth, Miss. Babe worked for the Chester County Highway Department, as a peddler, as a car salesman, was an Evangelist holding Brush Arbor and tent revivals, and pastored a Church at Reagan Crossing. He was a route salesman for Tom Snack’s for 32 years, retiring in 1996. He also had worked as a sheriff’s deputy, had served as a constable in Chester County since 1988, and was in charge of security for the Chester County Board of Education. Babe was a member of the Tennessee Constable Association and The Lighthouse Apostolic Church in Henderson. He enjoyed fishing and bird hunting. After the death of his wife Imogene, on April 12, 1981, he married Patsy Brister on Oct. 8, 1983, who survives. He also leaves four daughters, Joan Rhodes (Larry) and Jeanette Meek (Danny), both of Henderson, Linda Swafford (Glen) and Judy Ruth, all of Jacks Creek; a son-in-law, Buel “Snookum” Maness of Henderson; six stepdaughters, Delores Ruth Rowley (Lofton) of Sherwood, Ark., Mary Dean Brehm (Joseph) of Laurel, Miss., Diane Henderson (Michael) of Lawrenceville Ga., Barbara Hopkins (Allen) of Forrest, Miss., Darlene Hicks (Doyle) of Laurel, Penny Glisson (Marcus) of Warner, Okla., and Melissa Murley (Michael) of Henderson; a stepson, Ronald Roy Ryals (Terri) of Columbia; a sister, Lois Willoughby of Henderson; grandchildren, Dennis Maness, Sherry Hutcherson, Connie Miller, Michael Rhodes, Jerry Azevedo, Terry Azevedo, Jimmy Plunk, Angie Sikes, Celinda Davidson, Darryl Ruth and Troy Swafford; 25 step-grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Janice Hopper on Aug. 30, 1973, and Betty Maness on Dec. 12, 2008; three brothers, Con Ruth, Elmer Ruth and OB Ruth; and two sisters, Pauline Franks and Bertie Franks. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 23, 2010

Date of Death – Sept. 15, 2010 William Thurman Cash, 87, of Memphis, passed away Sept. 15, 2010, at Chester County Healthcare. Funeral services were held Sept. 18 at Johnson Crossroads Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Allen Broughton officiating. Burial followed in Johnson Crossroads Cemetery with Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel in charge. He was born and reared in the Cabo community of Chester County, the son of the late John Enloe and Minnie Estlee Lindsey Cash. He went to school in Chester County. He entered the U.S. Navy in the early ‘40s where he was a Seabee in the Pacific Area. When he came home from the Navy he attended West Tennessee Business College, where he met his future wife, Louise Phillips of Henderson. They were married June 1, 1952. He worked for the U.S. Corps of Engineers in Nashville and Memphis. They lived in Nashville for nine years and, in 1961, moved to Memphis where they made their home. He retired in 1980. He was united with Crossroads Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday night before the second Sunday in May 1964. He was ordained as a Deacon there at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 1965. He was a faithful member of the church. He also visited other Primitive Baptist Churches in the West Tennessee area. He leaves a host of church members and friends. He was baptized by Elder R.E. Maughmer. He loved to paint, read, putt around on the golf course, and loved Memphis State Basketball. He had made his home at the Chester County Healthcare since 2009. He is survived by his wife, Violet Louise Phillips Cash of Memphis; a son, Joe Cash of Memphis; and a daughter, Ann Marie Billings of Hendersonville; three grandchildren, Rhett Billings, Ariel Billings and Rheanna Billings; a sister, Levada Howie of Henderson; a niece, Betty Keith; a nephew, Larry Stovall; and a great-niece and two great-great nieces. He was preceded in death by, two brothers, Howard Cash and James Cash, and a sister, Ramelle Stovall. Chester County Independent

Rummage Sale There will be a huge Rummage Sale at 247 East Main Street (Front lawn of Senior Citizens’ Center) from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. All sales benefit the Oak Grove C.P. Church Children’s Ministry (Kids for Christ).

Revivals/Homecoming Nebo Methodist Church will celebrate its 150th year anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 25. Services will be at 10 a.m., free stew at 11 a.m. and singing after lunch. The church is located on White Fern Road in Henderson County. Haltom’s Chapel Church will have a revival Sept. 2629. Bro. Mike Schaefer will speak on Sunday at 6 p.m. Bro. Ronnie Geary will speak Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. On Oct. 10, “A New Beginning” Church, 938 Sol Colston Road at Finger, will be celebrating their 12th Annual Homecoming and Pastor Appreciation Day. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. The pastor and his wife will be honored at the beginning of worship. A potluck lunch will be served. For information, call Pastor Ken Kitchen at 695-1878 or 435-1186.

Harvest Time’s Women’s Day Harvest Times’ second annual Women’s Day – A Celebration of Ministry is scheduled 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Harvest Time Church of God in Christ, 414 Beechwood Street, in Henderson. Speaker is missionary Theresa Blalark of Jackson. For more information, contact Pastor Cleophas A. Cherry I at 731-438-0539, Juanita Szaabo at 731-431-6796, or email to szaabo@yahoo.com.

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Phyllis Melton Date of Death – Sept. 19, 2010 Phyllis Camille Melton was born Dec. 1, 1946, in Henderson, the daughter of the late David Robert and Guyeula Mary Cupples Melton. Miss Melton departed this life on Sept. 19, 2010, in Jackson at the age of 63. Miss Melton was a deputy clerk with the Clerk of the Court in Marion County, Fla., from 1965 until retiring in 2001. When she retired she became a caregiver for her parents who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Florida and was an animal lover. She is survived by an aunt, Virginia Burress, and numerous cousins. Services will be held on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel with Jerry Holland officiating. Burial will follow in the Chester County Memory Gardens at Henderson. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 23, 2010

Mallie Mae Pollock Date of Death – Sept. 20, 2010 Mallie Mae Pollock, 88, of Jacks Creek, passed away Sept. 20, 2010, at Chester County Healthcare. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Dwight Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Springs Cemetery in Henderson County. She was born in the Beech Bluff area of Madison County and lived most of her life in the Luray and Mifflin area, the daughter of the late John Alvin Lee Pollock and Nancy Laura Britt Pollock. She attended school in the Mifflin area. She moved to Jacks Creek in the early 1970s and worked as a cook at the Henderson Q-Mart. She loved embroidery, music, and enjoyed the Chester County Senior Citizens and went on many trips with them. She is survived by a son, Jackie Pollock (Edna) of Marmaduke, Ark.; a daughter, Martha Jo Middleton Crowe of Jacks Creek; four grandchildren, Jerry Lynn Crowe of Jackson, Kim Webb (Kevin) of Bloomfield, Ill., Tarya Freeman (Kenny) of Doniphan, Mo., and Brandi Jackson (Wayne) of Perryville, Mo.; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Lois Privitt of Jacks Creek. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Tommy Crowe; two brothers, William Pollock and John Jay Pollock; and a sister, Zula Davenport. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 23, 2010

Free Food Pantry A free food pantry is set up for the needy only from 911 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 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.

Early bird service The Henderson Church of Christ worship hour is carried over WFHU 91.5 at 8 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.


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Obituaries Ken Johnson Date of Death – Sept. 17, 2010 Kenneth Swope Johnson, 48, of Antioch, passed away Sept. 17, 2010, at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Ray Eaton and Scott Hartman officiating. Burial will follow in Henderson City Cemetery. He was born in Mobile, Ala., the son of Gene Swope Johnson and the late Hubert Hollis Johnson. They moved to Henderson in 1968. He graduated from Chester County High School in 1980. He has lived in the Nashville area since high school and worked as a convenience store clerk and a cook. He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Johnson of Antioch; his mother, Gene Swope Johnson of Henderson; a son, Cameron Johnson, and a daughter, Jade Johnson, both of Old Hickory; two sisters, Shirley Eaton (Ray) of Henderson and Genie Hartman (Scott) of Norcross, Ga.; a niece, Alisha Hartman, and a nephew, Phil Hartman. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeff Johnson, in 2003. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 23, 2010

Louise Spencer Cupples Date of Death – Sept. 18, 2010 Funeral services for Louise Spencer Cupples were held Sept. 20 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel with Troy Frye officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery in Chester County. Louise fought a hard battle until the end. She was born and raised in Chester County; she raised 10 children. She was a Methodist. She was born on Aug. 23, 1925, to Zellie and Al Spencer. She was a good wife and mother. Louise passed on Sept. 18, 2010, and was preceded in death by her husband, Bonnie Cupples, and a grandson, Billy Cupples. She was 85 years old. She is survived by her children, Lendal Cupples (Dorothy) of Parsons, Freddie Cupples of Henderson, Peggy Plunk (Jerry) and Rickey Cupples, all of Jackson, Gary Cupples (Karen) of Medina, Guy Cupples of Deanburg, Danny Cupples (Terry) of Huntingdon, Teresia Nowell (Tim) of Oakfield, Mike Cupples (Kellie) and Ikie Cupples, all of Deanburg. She has 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Joe, Kyle, Colby, Mark, Jay, Tony, Roy, Robin and David. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 23, 2010

Robert McCoy June 23, 1930 – Sept. 17, 2010 Robert Eulon McCoy, 80, of Okolona, Miss., died Sept. 17, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. Services were held Sept. 19 at Gatlin Street Church of Christ with Minister Malcom George, Minister Chris Carter and Minister Doyce Britt officiating. Burial followed in East Chickasaw Memorial Garden with Holland Funeral Directors of Tupelo, Miss. in charge. He was born in Prentiss County, Miss., to O.C. and Sarah Adeline Phifer McCoy. Robert was a member of Gatlin Street Church of Christ where he was song leader for 40 years and served as church treasurer. He grew up in the Burton Community, attended Burton elementary school and was a graduate of New Site High School. He attended Northeast Community College. Mr. McCoy was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954. He was a resident of Okolona for the past almost 51 years where he served on the Okolona City Council from 1981-1985 and the Okolona Housing Authority as president from 2005-2009. He was a member of the Tri-State Fly Wheelers Club, enjoyed riding old tractors, working and was known for his gardening. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchild, Denver McCoy. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ruth McCoy of Okolona; two daughters, Donna Steele (Algene) of Henderson and Martha DeVargas (Tony) of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Rob McCoy (Cristin) of Mooreville, Miss.; Chris McCoy (Natalie) of Union, Miss., and Jessica Steele and Anna Catherine Steele, both of Henderson; a great-granddaughter, Denver McCoy; a sister, Mavis Holley (Charles) of Corinth, Miss.; a brother, Jimmy McCoy (Connie) of Booneville, Miss.; a sister-in-law, Maxine McCoy of Iuka, Miss.; a host of nieces and nephews; and special neighbors, the Tommy Ivy family. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Travis McCoy. Pallbearers were Rob McCoy, Chris McCoy, Jerry Hall, Ken McVey, Bob McComb, Andy Anderson, Lee Edens and Ed Edens. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Henson David Coleman, Billy Busby, Bobby Beard, Sid Whitlock, Tommy Ivy, Nelson Lee, Jaime Darnell, all employees of E-4 Cattle Company, and members of the Tri-State Fly Wheelers Club. Condolences may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 23, 2010

Surviving suicide This is the most difficult of losses to bear. You feel rejected, unloved and abandoned. Anger often will mask the pain of depression that has consumed the soul. Experts in this field of study suggest that maintaining a support base is more difficult during this type of loss. Guilt is more common as one repeats the scenario “If only I…” or “Why did I not…” When children are among the survivors of deceased adult parents their struggle to cope is especially strong. It is a long-standing belief with many that suicidal deaths, in contrast to other causes are especial-

ly troublesome because of religious beliefs. In this, I too have labored. In recent years though, I have changed my belief as opportunity has presented itself for a re-examination. Ultimately, we must leave the end judgment with Jehovah. In my personal experience, in every case the circumstances displayed a soul that was completely consumed with tunnel vision that left them with the perception that there was no hope or alternative solution to their situation. Thus, they were not thinking rationally or clearly. The vast majority do not want to die, but are unable to see any other

option toward resolution of their anguish, alienation, frustration, disappointment and grief. Ultimately, it becomes a permanent solution to a temporary problem. If you are a survivor of one who has died, it truly does help to share your thoughts and feelings with someone. Children especially, need the reassurance that they are not the cause of the loss and the death was not a rejection of them or abandonment. It was a cry for help in a time in their life when they felt helpless and hopeless. This

DAVID COY was their only way of escape they thought. Survivors must realize there are always options to every problem in life, ALWAYS. This is Sunrise.

Safety a major factor in the choice for assisted living Thousands of people every year begin the process of evaluating assisted living facilities either for themselves or a loved one. Personal safety is one of the primary reasons individuals choose to enter a care facility. Seniors often cherish their independence and don’t want to admit they may need help in certain areas of daily life. However, injuries in and around the house have become a routine part of many seniors’ lives. At some point in time a conversation has to be had if it is no longer safe for an elderly person to live alone. Although there are other living arrangements available, such as in-law suites in homes or a visiting nurse service, for many seniors the practical choice is to enter an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are suitable for individuals needing help with ADL, or activities of daily life,

but who desire to live as independently as possible for as long as possible. An ALF acts as a transition between independent living and a nursing home. It is practical for those who cannot live on their own but do not require constant supervision. Facilities may offer a host of services, including assistance with eating, dressing, bathing, housekeeping, and other needs. The center also may be able to provide some level of medical care. However, this medical care won’t be as extensive as in a nursing home or hospital setting. Many times ALFs are part of a larger web of care called a Continuing Care System. This means there is a network of facilities in an adult community, from independent living to assisted living to a nursing home. This enables a person to work with one organization and travel comfortably through the system as need warrants. Because safety is the

primary reason for seeking a new living arrangement, safety should be one of the foremost considerations when choosing an ALF. Here are some questions to ask when visiting properties. • Is there adequate lighting indoors and outdoors? • Are apartments equipped with grab bars in the bathrooms and safety railings in the hallways? • Can a person move freely throughout the apartment without tripping on carpeting or other obstructions? • Are there safety signaling devices inside the residence in case of an emergency? • Are there personnel available 24 hours a day in case assistance is needed? • Is a call-in system present to ensure that residents are doing well every day? • Are employee references checked thoroughly and have they undergone a background check to ensure they are safe to

have on the premises? • Is the facility clean and up-to-date with the latest technology? • Is there medical care available for routine services, such as dietary needs, podiatry and general check-ups? • Is there a maintenance staff available for home fixes, such as plumbing problems or electrical outages? Once safety concerns have been addressed, facilities can be considered based on other desireable factors. Many individuals want facilities that offer recreation, free transportation to stores and doctor visits and proximity to family and friends. Some residents desire a small facility, while others like the options of a larger community. Cost will also be a major factor in an ALF decision. If the facility offers everything desired, it could be worth the expense to pay a little more for good care.


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By Jean Smith Our Fall Festival royalty representatives are working hard to raise money for our school. Several students have already enjoyed the Camp Rock after school movie, a coloring contest, and hat day. The Toy Story after school movie and other fundraisers are coming up soon, so watch for notes to come home and please support these boys and

By Ally Rogers Homecoming week at the junior high will be next week, Sept. 27-30. Each day, students will be allowed to dress in ways that will be fun and help us all to celebrate with our football team and the cheerleaders. Dress-up days are as follows: Monday will be “Jersey Day.” Students may wear any team jersey, but must wear uniform a p p r o v e d pants/shorts/skirts. On Tuesday, the popular

EEdduuccaattiioonn girls and their families in their hard work. First-graders have been reading the story Animal Park and learning about Johnny Appleseed. They have also learned a variety of things about animals and their habitats in science so far this year. In English, they have been learning about questions. Parents are encouraged to go over question words and doubles addition facts at home as well. Class shirts have been ordered and should be ready for field trips! First-graders will be going on their fall field trip Friday, Oct. 1. The second-graders have enjoyed reading about courageous people and animals this week. These children have also been practicing counting money. Please encourage

your favorite second-grader to practice counting change at home. Our third-graders are really enjoying map and geography skills. They are being super role models for the younger classes. This week we enjoyed celebrating Grandparents’ Day here at school. Thanks so much to our kindergarten grandparents who ate lunch with us this week. A special thank you goes to Cheryl Fillingham and staff for the delicious lunches that were served to our grandparents. Speaking of grandparents, we are so fortunate to have four wonderful grandmothers that work with our kids every day. These special ladies are Girtie Arnold, Cecilia Harris, Larcie Kirk and Seargava Wyatt. Thanks

so much to each of you! We love you all! This week the classes with 100 percent PTO memberships enjoyed popcorn parties. Marti McDaniel’s third-graders also had a pizza party. Thanks go to the best PTO in the state. Friday afternoon we had a very interesting program with Jerry White on the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling. We had two future magicians in the audience – Jackson Thomas and Tyler Meek. Did you know that recycling one aluminum can produces enough energy for one light bulb to burn for seven hours? We learned that. Thanks go to the Chester County Solid Waste Department for the Litter Grant providing this program.

“Weird Hair” or “Nerd Day” will be on the agenda. Uniforms must be worn if you participate in weird hair and uniform pants must be worn for Nerd Day. Wednesday will be “Twin Day.” Students may dress alike, but NO jeans will be allowed. If you purchased a homecoming T-shirt, these will be allowed on Thursday, along with nice jeans (no holes, cargo pockets or writing on them.) If students do not participate in dress-up days, then they will need to be in dress code attire. Dress code violations will be given if a student does not follow the rules. We will have a pep rally on Thursday in order to get everyone ready for the Big Game and we plan to “bar-b-que” the Wildcats of Selmer Middle School Thursday night! We hope you all will come and support the

Eagles! Congratulations to the following Homecoming Representatives: Art Club- Elisabeth Hibbett and Ben Fuller; Student Council-Talia Hinson and Brady Clark; Courtesy Club- Brooklyn Davidson and Tyler Holman; FCACatie Lowrance and Jonathan Phillips; Student Health Council- Jamie Moody and Trey Deming; Beta- Cameron Greer and Brendan Clayton; Book Club- Cheyenne Gilliam and Garrett Todd. We will crown the homecoming queen at the Homecoming football game. These representatives were chosen by members of the club they represent. If your student was unable to have their school picture made, or you are unhappy with the ones that were made, remakes will be done on Friday, Sept. 24.

Yearbooks can be purchased online (www.smart-pay.com), by phone (1-800-853-1337), or by mail. Please do not send any money to school for these. For any other information, contact Mrs. Davis. Report cards will go home Oct. 7. If you have questions, or want to talk to a particular teacher about your child’s grades, call or email to find out the best time to meet with them. Also, parent teacher conferences will be held Oct. 7 from 5-8 p.m. and Oct. 8 from 8-11 a.m. No set appointments will be made, so feel free to come by at a time that is convenient to you during these hours, to meet the teachers and talk with them about your student’s progress. Be sure to mark your calendars for Fall Break the week of Oct. 11-15!

Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester, Jacks Creek, West Chester Elementary Schools Monday, Sept. 27 Chicken rings Or corndog Mashed potatoes Green beans Salad bar, roll Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, Sept. 28 Taco or deli sandwich Fiesta rice, trimmings Brown beans, salad bar Baked apples Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, Sept. 29 Hamburger or Maxwrap chili cheese burrito Tater pals, baked beans Salad bar, trimmings Birthday cake for August and September birthdays Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, Sept. 30 Glazed sliced ham or Turkey/cheese sandwich Tiny whole potatoes Purple hull peas Salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, Oct. 1 Pizza or Manager’s choice

Broccoli/cheese Batter bites, salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Inside CCHS by Meghan Black There is one particular week of out of the school year that students look forward to, a week of fun and school spirit. That week is the week of the homecoming football game. This week is always fun and very competitive. Each class is trying to win homecoming, which is a great honor. There are many events that the classes compete in, such as dress-up days, spirit chains, hallway decoration and floats. Homecoming was last week and lived up to all the fun that was promised. All the dress up days allowed the students to get out of wearing uniforms for a week. There were many creative costumes, and most of the students participated in these days. All the classes had creative themes this year. The freshmen’s theme was Dr. Seuss. The sophomores went with classic video games. The juniors chose to have villains as their theme. The seniors had Disney World as their theme. All the hallways were evident of all the hard work that the classes had put into the decorations. The powder puff games on Friday were all very exciting, and all the teams played well. There can only be one winner for each event though. The results are as follows: In the powder puff games, the juniors took the win over the seniors in a very close game. The freshmen came in third after defeating the sophomores. In dress up day participation, the seniors took first place over sophomores. The juniors came in third, followed by the freshmen in last. In door decoration competition, the seniors took the win over the juniors. The sophomores took third, followed by the freshmen in last. In spirit chain competition, the seniors took a close win over the sophomores. The juniors came in third, followed by the freshmen. In the pep fest games, the seniors defeated the juniors. The sophomores took third over the freshmen in last. In the float competition, the juniors took the big win over the seniors. The freshmen came in third, leaving the sophomores in last. The overall winning class was the seniors, followed by the juniors in second, the sophomores in third, and the freshmen in last place. Congratulations, senior class! All classes did very well this year. Congratulations to all the classes for making homecoming week such a wonderful display of school spirit.

Milk choice

Chester County Junior High School

Chester County Middle School

*Cereal offered daily

Monday, Sept. 27 Chicken strips or Ham/cheese sandwich Mashed potatoes, rolls Green beans, salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice

Monday, Sept. 27 Popcorn chicken or hotdog Mashed potatoes, rolls Green peas, salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice

Tuesday, Sept. 28 Taco or corndog Fiesta rice, brown beans Corn, salad bar Taco trimmings Fruit choice, milk choice

Tuesday, Sept. 28 Country fried steak Or pizza casserole Purple hull peas, corn Glazed potatoes Salad bar Cornbread Fruit choice, milk choice

Wednesday, Sept. 29 Barbecue sandwich or Hamburger Chips, baked beans Salad bar, slaw Birthday cake for August and September birthdays Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, Sept. 30 Fish Scroodles or Turkey/cheese sandwich Mac/cheese, salad bar Coleslaw, White beans/ham Mexican cornbread Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, Oct. 1 Pizza or Bologna/cheese sandwich Tater pals, salad bar Broccoli/cheese In season fruit

Wednesday, Sept. 29 Cheeseburger or Ham/cheese sandwich Infinity fries, salad bar Baked beans Birthday cake for August and September Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, Sept. 30 Lemon pepper chicken Or chili cheese Maxwrap Mashed potatoes Green beans, salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, Oct. 1 Pizza or BBQ/bun Batter bites Lima beans, salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice

Chester County High School *Cereal offered daily Monday, Sept. 27 Chicken nuggets (2 lines) Pizza, Batter bites, salad Mashed potatoes, roll Green peas Buttered beets Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, Sept. 28 Oriental bar Pizza/fries Clux Delux, salad bar Egg rolls, stir fry White rice Baked apples Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, Sept. 29 Salisbury steak Pizza/batter bites Salad bar Auratin potatoes Purple hull peas Fried squash, rolls Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, Sept. 30 Taco bar Clux Delux Tater tots, salad Fiesta rice, brown beans Sweet potato casserole Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, Oct. 1 Meatloaf, pizza/fries Clux Delux, salad bar Mashed potatoes, rolls Green beans Broccoli/cheese Fruit choice, milk choice


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By Malorie Pusser We have been very busy at East Chester! Last Friday all of our classes were treated to a popcorn party for 100 percent participation in the membership drive. We were also amazed by a magic show sponsored by the TDOT litter grant. The students learned how to reduce,

reuse, and recycle to take care of our community and earth. From here, all classes went outside to watch the Homecoming parade. Everyone got in the Eagle spirit watching the floats and vehicles pass by. We are proud of our Eagles for scoring a victory! The teachers also had our annual get together on Friday night. We would like to thank everyone who is on the motivational committee for working so hard. The meal, entertainment, and company were fantastic! A special thanks to Belinda Anderson for keeping us pumped!

We would like to congratulate Leslie Hunt on the birth of her new grandson, Jackson Hunt Welch. His cousin, John Wyatt Powell, was also excited to meet him and give him kisses. These two little men will be two peas in a pod! Lots of love and prayers go out to Nancy Morris and her family. She will be having surgery this week. Thank you to all of the students/parents who participated in the fundraiser sale. I do not have a total yet, but I know it must be pretty good. Several students have been wearing prize necklaces this week. Thanks to all of those in the communi-

5 Ways to Pack a ‘Green’ School Lunch Many parents of schoolaged children are interested in packing a healthy and environmentally friendly lunch for their children each day. However, they may have questions regarding how to do just that. This is the season for school lunches, as thousands of students will be heading back to the classroom ... and lunchroom. For those who will be bringing a lunch from home, there are ways to make it healthy for the body and the planet. 1. Choose foods the child will eat. Nothing is more wasteful than a lunch that ends up in the trash rather than the stomach. Instead of experimenting with foods that one would hope a child will eat, select healthy items that have a past track record for success. 2. Skip the brown bags. Certain children may relish the idea of bringing in a character-themed lunch box. Older children may scoff at the idea. But the fact is that disposable paper lunch bags are wasteful and reusable lunch carriers are much more eco-friendly. Today there are lunch bags that are subdued in color and style and are often insulated to keep food at the right temperature. 3. Select organic foods. Whether the child is

bringing in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a pizza on a pita, choose foods that are organically grown or local. Supermarkets now stock the shelves with plenty of organic options that are free from pesticides and harmful growing practices. These foods are healthier and more sustainable. 4. Buy favorite foods in bulk. If the child loves cereal treats or wholegrain granola bars, buy the big box and store it in the

pantry. This saves on packaging and extra trips to the store, both of which are wasteful. 5. Use reusable containers. Rather than packing a sandwich in a plastic baggie or a piece of plastic wrap, select a series of sandwich holders, containers and the like that can transport the lunch contents to and from school. Sure they’ll have to be washed each night, but children won’t be contributing to extra waste.

ty who support our school. Our school family would like to wish Superintendent John Pipkin a happy retirement. He has been a great teacher, worker and leader in our school system. We wish him all the best. I am sure he will spend his extra time out on the golf course and spending quality time with his grandchildren. Congratulations to his wife, Cherrie Pipkin, for being selected as the interim superintendent. Our school system continues to be in good hands with her leadership. We’re SOARing to success at East Chester!

College students with disabilities find help getting diplomas Randy O’Brien Tennessee News Service

High schools students with disabilities leaving home for the first time to attend Tennessee universities can rest assured there are services available to help them reach their highest potential, because of provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Middle Tennessee State University Director of Disabled Student Services, John Harris, who is blind, says MTSU helps students with disabilities, leaving home for the first time, with programs to help them adjust and become independent learners. “Some students are much more adept at learning the campus faster than others, so it really depends on where

they are when they apply and when they come to school here.” Harris says the entire student body pays a “technology fee” that provides the latest technologies, including specialized equipment for students with disabilities, available to everyone. “Our students pay that fee as well and we get ‘X’ number of dollars each year out of those funds, to equip the campus with the adaptive technology that our disabled students need.” Harris says all University of Tennessee schools and Tennessee Board of Regents institutions have offices like his, providing aid to students with disabilities who want to get college diplomas.


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Clarks Creek Primitive Baptist Church Clarks Creek Road


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Wet kids but no damp spirits at FD open house

Monday pasture fire Photos by James A. Webb, Independent

Rubbish burning on an adjacent property apparently caught this pasture on fire on the Johnny Bullman property at Sweetlips. A stand of pine trees was saved by the quick work of firemen from Sweetlips Station, Jacks Creek Station, and Division of Forestry.

Photos by Holly Roeder, Independent

Christian Croom, 4, and Jeremiah Davis, 2, try out the role of “future firefighter” at the fire department’s open house Saturday morning. They were accompanied by Christian’s younger brother, Kylan, who preferred to stand on the sidelines, along with other family members.

Louis James Chanley, 11, talks with an operator about 911 and fire safety at Henderson Fire Department’s open house Saturday morning. He was accompanied by his grandfather, Timothy Stamatellos and younger brother, Timothy Chanley.

Firefighters set up an area with an inflatable slide and a water area for children to play during the open house. SSG Tony Lane manned the Counter Drug Task Force trailer at the fire department’s open house. On display was information about drug abuse, and drug abuse prevention, and samples of drug paraphernalia. Lane was on hand to answer any questions visitors might ask concerning the topic. Also attending the event were Chester County Sheriff’s Department, Henderson Police Department, EMS, Rescue Squad, and other local emergency agencies.


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Photos by James A. Webb and Holly Roeder, Independent

2010 CCHS HOMECOMING ROYALTY: Presley Robinson, freshman; Caitlin Hill, junior; Brooke McAdams, senior; Ashley Swope, queen; Dara Clayton, senior; Whitney Young, sophomore.


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Chester County thumps McNairy, 40-20

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Chester County defenders Michael Pearson, 19, and Toneal Bumpass, 32, bring down McNairy’s Nathan Howell on a kick return Friday at Eagle Stadium.

Bye week gives time to heal Chester County is off

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

CCHS football players show a gleeful exuberance following their 40-20 Homecoming victory over rival McNairy Central Friday at Eagle Stadium.

this week, and will have two weeks to prepare for district foe Lexington Oct. 1 in Lexington. CCHS will use the week to heal some wounds, plus put in a few new wrinkles for the Tigers. Jackson Central Merry is also on vacation this week. Lexington hosts county-rival Scotts Hill. South Side is at Covington, Bolivar travels to Dyer County, Liberty hosts North Side, FayetteWare goes to Brownsville, and McNairy Central is at Hardin County.

Prior to 2009, McNairy Central had beaten Chester County in football “umpteen” times in a row. Then last year the Eagles broke the streak with a 3920 victory. Friday at Eagle Stadium CCHS continued its “new tradition” with a second straight win over the Bobcats, 40-20, staying unbeaten in the district. “It’s a rivalry, a pretty tough game and we expected it,” said CCHS senior linebacker Kyle Willis. “After we beat them last year we said it was going to be a tradition.” That new tradition included 295 rushing yards for CCHS, 136 by Cameron Phelps, and no turnovers. McNairy star Justin Sutton was held to 74 yards, and if not for the play-making ability of Bobcat quarterback Hyden Kiestler the game might have been a rout. Kiestler completed nine of 19 passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns, each while scrambling to avoid the Eagle rush. But he also was picked off twice at key times in the game, one each by Ryan Turner and Jake Malero. CCHS was never headed, driving 65 yards with the opening possession to score on a six-yard run by Phelps. CCHS used nine plays in the drive, producing four first downs. They virtually duplicated that drive on their next series using 10 plays to march 78 yards with quarterback Austin Cavaness diving in

District 12-AA Football Team Dis. 1. Liberty 2-0 1. Lexington 2-0 1. Chester Co. 2-0 4. McNairy 1-1 4. South Side 1-1 6. Fayette-Ware 0-2 6. Bolivar 0-2 6. Jackson C-M 0-2

All 4-0 2-2 2-3 1-3 1-3 0-4 0-4 0-5

from two yards out. Brandon Rodriguez kicked both points after tries for a 14-0 Chester County lead. The Bobcats would not go away quickly, however, scoring on their next drive to cut the Eagle lead in half. After a strong kick return brought the ball into CCHS territory, McNairy later found itself facing a fourth down and 16 to go at the Eagle 23yard line. CCHS defenders flushed Kiestler out of the pocket and he fired a strike to Gage in the end zone, threading the needle between three Eagles. CCHS had scoring chances on each of its next two drives, but Rodriguez missed a 37-yard field goal try on the first one. However, Turner picked off Kiestler only 29 seconds to go before intermission and the Eagles had the ball in McNairy territory. A couple of plays later, Cavaness found Jake Malero alone in the end zone for a 26-yard scoring strike with only three ticks left on the second quarter clock, upping the lead back to 14 points. That touchdown was the first of five straight possessions in which points were scored. See CCHS, Page 4-B

FHU Athletics concludes inaugural Hall of Fame Weekend High School Football, Sept. 17 The Freed-Hardeman University Athletic Department completed its inaugural Hall of Fame Weekend activities on Sept. 10-12. Chuck Box and Patrick O’Sullivan were inducted into the FHU Athletics Hall of Fame at the centerpiece event of the weekend. Box coached baseball at Freed-Hardeman from 1994-1998 and again from 2002-2003, leading FHU to a conference championship and a top 10 nation-

al ranking in 1997. O’Sullivan played baseball from 1996-1998. Larry Oldham and James Butts were also honored at the Hall of Fame Dinner for their contributions to FHU Athletics over the years. Oldham has served as the school’s Faculty Athletic Representative for 25 years while Butts has taken an instrumental role in the advancement of Freed-Hardeman athletics on the Board of Trustees.

at Eagle Stadium McNairy Central Chester County

Unofficial Statistics: MC First Downs 14 Rushing (atts., yds.) 37-143 Passing 9-19-2=101 (comp., atts., int., yds.)

Chuck Box, left, and Patrick O’Sullivan were inducted into the FHU Hall of Fame last weekend.

Eaglettes “sock” it to Adamsville Chester County defeated Adamsville 3-1 Thursday in high school soccer in Henderson. The victory upped the Eaglettes’ record to 2-3 in the district, 3-4 overall. Scoring goals for CCHS were Beka Heaston, Baylie Pruett, and Brook Flowers, with one assist each by Piper Davis and Darby Miskelly. Jessica Weeks recorded 19 saves in goal. CCHS opened the season with a loss at McNairy

followed by a victory over South Side. They did however finish third in the Eagle Classic at Jackson Christian. Head coach Jason Judd emphasized that the team has had trouble finding consistency. The Eaglettes now have three straight home contests each starting at 5 p.m. Thursday they host Lexington, Sacred Heart visits Sept. 28, and McNairy calls on Sept. 30.

0 - 7 – 13 – 0 = 20 7 – 14 – 12 – 7 = 40

Penalties, yards Fumbles, lost Punts, average

7-55 0-0 1-35

CC 16 41-295 4-5-0=64 5-40 2-0 1-32

Unofficial Individual Statistical leaders: Rushing: MC – Justin Sutton 17-74; Hyden Kiestler 10-56. CC – Cameron Phelps 16-136; Toneal Bumpass 8-59; Matthew Butler 8-55; Austin Cavaness 9-45. Receiving: MC – Ethan Gage 4-55. CC – Jake Malero 2-35.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Baylie Pruett, right, gets a high-five congratulation from Darby Miskelly after Pruett scored a goal for the Eaglettes in their victory over Adamsville Thursday.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Piper Davis right, controls the ball for CCHS in their soccer victory over Adamsville, Thursday in Henderson.

Scoring Summary: First quarter: (7:30) CC – Phelps 6 run (Brandon Rodriguez kick), [0-7]. Second quarter: (8:52) CC – Austin Cavaness 2 run (Rodriguez kick), [0-14]. (5:01) MC – Gage 25 pass from Kiestler (D.J. Lynum kick), [7-14]. (0:03.4) CC – Malero 26 pass from Cavaness (Rodriguez kick), [7-21]. Third quarter: (8:56) MC – Gage 10 pass from Kiestler (Lynum kick), [14-21]. (4:42) CC – Bumpass 17 run (kick failed), [14-27]. (3:20) MC – Kiestler 49 run (kick failed), [20-27]. (3:08) CC – Ryan Turner 75 kick return (kick failed), [20-33]. Fourth quarter: (1:45) CC – Butler 7 run (Rodriguez kick), [20-40].


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Big matches await Eaglette v’ball Two big district matches were on the schedule this week Chester County Eaglette volleyball team, plus a third awaits against a traditional non-district power. CCHS played McNairy and Lexington in the district match-ups. Later this week the Eaglettes will take part in a tournament at Crockett County. On Sept. 13, CCHS

traveled north to face University School of Jackson, losing in four games. “We were a little slow getting started and lost the first game,” said CCHS head coach Susan Humphry. “In game two we picked it up pretty well and played hard and beat them 25-18.” However, Humphry noted the Eaglettes dug themselves

into a hole early in the succeeding two games, losing by scores of 17-25 and 9-25. “We did some good things but we were just too inconsistent,” concluded Humphry. Logan McEarl and Kamara Trice led Chester County with eight and seven kills each. Emily Humphry contributed 11 assists, and Jana Frye eight. Sarah Cox and Trice had 12 digs each, Jana Frye 11, and Cynthia

Beene and Kirsten Henry had nine each. CCHS also lost the junior varsity match against USJ, but the Eaglettes took them to three games. Natalie Clayton had four kills, Katelyn Faulkner had five assists, and Presley Robinson had six digs. Thursday CCHS hosted Fayette-Ware of Somerville in a district match, winning 25-15, 259, and 25-11. “I was very happy with

how we kept ourselves up to play them,” added Humphry. “We worked hard,” Beene had 10 aces to lead the way followed by Emily Humphry with six aces. Bailey Gately led in kills with nine and Jana Frye led in assists with nine. The junior varsity also won easily with scores of 25-16, 25-18. Faulkner had six assists and five aces; Natalie Clayton had four kills; and Robinson, and Clayton each added five aces.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Annsley Poston sets the ball for a spike by the Chester County Eaglettes in their volleyball match with Fayette-Ware Thursday at Eagle Gym.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Kirsten Henry pats the ball just over the net for CCHS as they easily defeated Fayette-Ware Thursday at Eagle Gym.

Jr. soccer challenges unbeatens The soccer Eaglettes of Chester County Junior High pulled out two victories last week, and also lost a heartbreaker. On Monday, Sept. 13, CCJHS defeated previously unbeaten Martin by a score of 5-1. A shutout was almost attained until Martin scored a goal with under a minute in regulation. In that contest Cameron Greer scored once, while Talia Hinson and Destiny Morris had two goals apiece. The next afternoon, Sept. 14, the Junior Eaglettes played against “ s o c c e r - p o w e rh o u s e ” University School of Jackson and 3-1. USJ

remained undefeated, however, they had been beating opponents by double-digit scores. CCJHS kept it a one goal game until the last five minutes when USJ finally pulled ahead by two. Chester County’s lone goal was scored by Hinson while goalkeeper Destiny Morris had 32 saves. Last Saturday the Junior Eaglettes won a close district match over Covington by a score of 21 with goals by Cameron Greer and Summer Holland. Chester County’s record stands at 6-2-1 with a place in the district playoffs almost assured.

Chester Co. Junior High Football Date Opponent Sept. 23 Jackson Christian Sept. 28 Tigrett Sept. 30 Selmer

Location Jackson Jackson Eagle Stadium

Time 6:30 6:30 6:30

Chester Co. Junior High Soccer Date Opponent Sept. 23 St. Mary’s Sept. 25 Brighton Sept. 27 Haywood

Location Time Jackson Henderson Brownsville

5:00 5:00 5:00

Chester Co. Junior High Softball Date Opponent Sept. 25 Tourney * Jackson

Location Sports Plex *

Time TBA

Chester County High Volleyball Date Opponent Location Sept. 25 Tournament Alamo Sept. 28 Liberty Tech * Jackson Sept. 30 South Side * Eagle Gym * JV game first; ** Varsity, junior varsity

Time TBA 4:30 5:00

Chester County Cross County Date Meet/Host Sept. 28 Trinity Christian

Loc. Jackson 4:30

Time

Chester County High Football Date Opponent Sept. 24 Open Oct. 1 Lexington

Location

Time

Lexington

7:00

Chester Co. High Girls’ Soccer Date Opponent Sept. 23 Lexington Sept. 28 Sacred Heart Sept. 30 McNairy Central

Location Henderson Henderson Henderson

Time 5:00 5:00 5:00

Chester County High Volleyball Date Opponent Sept. 25 Tournament Sept. 28 Liberty Tech * Sept. 30 South Side * * JV game first

Location Alamo Jackson Eagle Gym

Time TBA 4:30 5:00

Freed-Hardeman Men’s Soccer Date Opponent Sept. 28 Bethel

Location McKenzie

Time 4:00

Freed-Hardeman Women’s Soccer Date Opponent Sept. 28 Bethel

Location McKenzie

Time 2:00

Freed-Hardeman Volleyball Date Opponent Sept. 27 Martin Meth. Sept. 30 Trevecca Naz.

Location Pulaski Henderson

Time 7:00 7:00

Jana Frye makes the return of serve during the Chester County Eaglettes district victory over FayetteWare Thursday at Eagle Gym.

FHU’s Murray, Harris are TSAC Players of Week Freed-Hardeman’s Shelby Murray and Tiffany Harris have both been honored by the TranSouth Conference as the women’s soccer offensive and defensive players of the week for game played during the week of Sept. 6-12. Murray was named the offensive player of the week after scoring three goals in two games while

Harris took defensive player of the week honors after posting two clean sheets and stopping 13 total shots. Murray, a sophomore midfielder from Neosho, Mo., opened the scoring in a 5-0 win over Pikeville College in the 48th minute and added a second goal in the 60th minute for the first multi-goal game of her career. Later in the week, she

broke a scoreless tie against Southeastern College in the 72nd minute to help FHU to its sixth win of the season. Harris, a senior goalkeeper from Columbia, Mo., recorded her fourth and fifth clean sheets of the season, and stopped a season-high 11 shots to aid the Lady Lions in a 2-0 win over Southeastern.

Lady Lion volleyball extends home winning streak It was a battle, but the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion volleyball team extended one streak and broke another in a 3-1 win over Lyon College on Monday night. The win broke a fourmatch losing streak for FHU and kept the homecourt winning streak alive, now at 20 consecutive matches. Lyon (7-11, 0-3) entered the night still looking for its first conference win. After FHU (4-4, 3-0) opened with a quick 8-3 edge, Lyon battled back to tie the match at 12-12. The Scots made another push later in the set, before FreedHardeman took the final two points to win the first set 26-24. In set two, it was the Scots who took an early lead and extended it to as many as five points (1712). FHU pulled within one point on four occasions, the last at 23-22 until Lyon evened the match by taking the next two points. The Scots again built a five-point lead in set three (12-7) before FHU took five straight points to even the set. From there it went back-and-forth with neither team holding more than a two-point lead until the Lady Lions finished by taking seven of the last nine points. It was FHU’s turn to take a five-point lead in the fourth set as the Lady Lions jumped ahead 11-6 only to see Lyon battle back and take six consecutive points to go ahead 1613. Freed-Hardeman finally retook the lead on the strength of four straight points that included a pair of Scot errors and did not trail again for the rest of the match. Ferreira led the attack with 14 kills. Montoya added nine and Rice contributed eight. Callie West paced the back row with eight digs. The Lady Lions travel

to Pulaski for a 7 p.m. contest Monday with Martin Methodist.

Ferreira leads sweep

The Lady Lions picked up their second straight sweep in conference play, defeating Mid-Continent on Sept. 14 at the Sports Center by the scores of 25-18, 25-14 and 26-24. FHU found itself in a battle from the start against an improved MidContinent (2-9, 0-5) squad, who played pointfor-point with the Lady Lions in the first set until a late rally gave FreedHardeman a 25-18 win. The set was knotted at 16-

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CCHS McNairy scored on the first drive on the second half, followed by an Eagle touchdown on a 17-yard run by Toneal Bumpass. Kiestler snaked his way along the sideline for a 49yard McNairy score. However, the play of the night followed. With early-season success in returning kicks, teams have been kicking out of bounds to avoid Turner’s ability. But on the ensuing kickoff, Turner got his hands on the ball at the 25-yard line, and his teammates quickly opened a hole in the McNairy line and Turner was untouched to the goal line for his second kick return for a score. Now down 33-20, the Bobcats never recovered. Melaro’s interception, a big sack by Beecham, and a fourth down pass broken up by Dillon Williams finished off the Cats’ chances. Matthew Butler’s seven-yard touchdown run capped the night. With the loss for the year of senior back J.D.

16 before FHU took nine of the last 11 points. The Lady Lions turned a 7-7 score in the second set into a 25-14 win. FHU took six straight points and 12 of 14 points to open a huge edge. Ferreira was responsible for nine points in the set with six kills, two aces and a block. Mid-Continent jumped out to a 10-4 lead before Freed-Hardeman fought back to tie the set at 1111. The two teams traded points until FHU rolled off five straight to take a 2217 advantage and then quickly got to match point at 24-18. But the Cougars kept fighting and stayed alive with six straight points to tie the set at 24-

24. However, they would not be able to force a fourth set as the Lady Lions finished off the sweep on kills from Sandra Montoya and Claire Pennington on the next two points. Ferreira finished the match with 15 kills to lead the FHU attack. Montoya tallied nine kills while Sydney Rice added eight.

Burton the week before, plus the Homecoming festivities, Chester County head coach Jeff Cupples was concerned about too many distractions. He called it a “50-50 week. We called tails and it came up,” he said. He gave credit to the offensive line for their run blocking as the key to the offense.

“The power and belly are our basic plays,” he said. “When we can run those over and over, the game is over. Tonight we controlled the line of scrimmage.” Cupples noted that he had a game plan but basically abandoned it after realizing his team could control the line.

Windy city wipeout Freed-Hardeman lost all four games it played last weekend in the Holiday Inn Express tournament near Chicago. FHU was defeated by Lindenwood, Taylor, Indiana Tech, and Aquinas.


Page 5-B CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Public Notices NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 29, 2005, executed by Kimberly C. Haskins and Jason Haskins, conveying certain real property therein described to Robert M. Wilson, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee recorded May 6, 2005, in Deed Book 268, Page 19-30; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on October 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the CHESTER County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held at the CHESTER Courthouse, located in Henderson, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NO. 43 OAK HILL SUBDIVISION, A PLAT OF WHICH APPEARS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 14, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, REFERENCE TO WHICH PLAT IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. THIS IS THE SAME REAL ESTATE CONVEYED TO KIMBERLY C. HASKINS AND JASON HASKINS BY DEED OF RECORD IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, IN RECORD BOOK 268, PAGE 17. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is

believed to be 702 Holly Drive, Henderson, TN 38340. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Jason Haskins, Kimberly C. Haskins OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc as nominee Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular us or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (888) 890-5309 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #6009:

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Lloyd F. Richardson. Notice is hereby given that on the 1st day of September, 2010, Letters Testamentary in respect of the Estate of Lloyd F. Richardson who died June 25, 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 and of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or 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 1st day of September, 2010. Malorie Jo Pusser, Executor Estate of Lloyd F. Richardson Cornelia Hall Clerk and Master

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Orfa Goad Notice is hereby given that on the 7th day of September, 2010, Letters Testamentary in respect of the Estate of Orfa Goad who died August 21, 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 and of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or 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 7th day of September, 2010. Donna Brignac, Executor Estate of Orfa Goad Cornelia Hall Clerk and Master

NOTICE OF SALE BY TRUSTEE WHEREAS, on April 12, 1994, I.L. Armour and wife, Lela Armour executed a Deed of Trust to Kevin Carter, Trustee, to secure a Note in the principal amount of Twenty Five Thousand Four Hundred Dollars and No/100 ($25,400.00) payable to Guy Walker payable as set out in the Deed of Trust aforesaid, which is of record in Record Book 130, page 263 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. WHEREAS, default having been made pursuant to the terms of said Note, now therefore, I will offer for sale and sell to the highest and best

bidder for cash, October 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the East door of the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, the following described real property: Beginning at a stake in the Western margin of State Highway #22 at the point where it is intersected by a black topped street known as Frazier Avenue; runs thence South with the Western margin of State Highway #22 16-1/2 poles to a stake in the North line of D. G. Harwell; runs thence West with the Northern line of Harwell 27 poles to a stake in the Eastern margin of the Center Point Road; runs thence North with the Eastern margin of the Center Point Road 24 poles to a stake in the Southern margin of said Frazier Avenue; runs thence East with the Southern margin of said Frazier Avenue 16 poles to the place of beginning. This being the same property conveyed to I. L. Armour and wife, Lela Armour by Warranty Deed dated April 1, 1994 and of record in Record Book 130, page 260 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat, and any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption’s of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; to any matters that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to the Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the date 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. Title to said property is believed to be good, but I will sell as Trustee only. Said sale will be for cash to be paid in full immediately following the sale. All announcements at the time and place of sale shall take precedent over said Notice. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Dated this the 2nd day of September 2010. Paul Kevin Carter Carter, Stanfill, & Associates, PLLC 25 Natchez Trace Drive Lexington, TN 38351 (731) 968-7749


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State’s high earners benefited from Bush tax cuts By Randy O’Brien Tennessee News Service

Income tax cuts initiated by the Bush administration in 2001 lowered rates across the board on income, dividends and capital gains. The bill also lowered taxes on Tennessee’s middle class families and the working poor. The executive director of Tennesseans for Fair Taxation, Elizabeth Wright, says high-earning

taxpayers already get a significant tax break, because the Volunteer state relies almost solely on sales tax to fund the government. “In Tennessee, people making up to $415,000 a year and more only pay about three percent of their income in taxes, whereas in the lowest income bracket, people making $10,000 to $17,000 a year pay almost 12 percent of their income in taxes.” One argument in Congress against raising taxes on the nation’s higher earners is the claim that it could stifle small business growth, but Warren says the number of wealthy Tennesseans is very small. “Ninety-eight percent

of small business owners are not going to be affected by extending the tax cuts to the rich. Tennessee is just a microcosm of what’s going on there.” President Obama

recently proposed extending most of the reductions, allowing only some cuts to expire: those for individuals with incomes of more than $200,000 a year and for families making more than $250,000 a year.


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