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Chester County GED: “Walk out on faith,” 14-A A 148th YEAR - NO. 25


OCTOBER 25, 2012



Early voting turnout strong in C.C. By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

“Our goal and passion in Chester County is that each and every voter can vote his or her conviction every election,” said Adminstrator of Elections Michele White on Wednesday morning Oct. 17 as early voting kicked off for the November 2012 election. Last Wednesday’s early voting kick off ceremonies provided a special opportunity for local veterans who have defended America’s right to free elections to vote first. White stated that the ceremony was designed to “honor all those who have served.” Chester County Mayor Dwain Seaton thanked the veterans for their service and welcomed the members of the community who had turned out for the first morning of voting. Cliff Bennett led an opening prayer. Jacob Brimm, who serves at Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Ga., was the first veteran to cast his ballot. Brimm, who has moved to Chester County with his family, is currently transitioning from active duty to the Army Reserves, and he plans to attend Freed-Hardeman University in January. “I love this town,” he said. Audria Reeves added, “It’s certainly an honor to be honored as a veteran and to vote. The Department of Defense protects the rights of citizens, and voting is a privilege that so many men and women have given their lives for.” Reeves has served in the

Army for 19 years on both active duty and reserves. “I’m proud to be a lady veteran,” she said. “Voting is such a part of the American way. It gives the citizen a voice. Freedom is free, but it’s not cheap.” As of Saturday afternoon, 1,129 Chester Countians had cast their ballots in the election. Early voting continues through Thursday, Nov. 1. Polls are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - noon. According to Secretary of State Tre Hargett, early voting in Tennessee has continued to be strong through the first five days. A total of 103,642 voters cast their ballots Monday, bringing the overall total to 491,575 leading into the sixth day of early voting Tuesday. Tennessee has approximately four million registered voters. “Voter turnout continues to exceed expectations,” said Hargett. “Voters continue to avoid long Election Day lines by voting early.” Voters with questions regarding the locations and hours of early voting are encouraged to contact their local election commission offices. A new pro- Gloria Holiday, a Marine Corps veteran, See VOTE, Page proudly waves her American flag after voting Wednesday morning. 2-A

State audit reveals trouble areas for county government By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

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The Tennessee Comptroller’s office has completed its annual audit of Chester County government for the year ending June 30, 2012. According to the report, auditors found six areas in need of review and change. Auditors reported that the Chester County Office of County Mayor did not file a report of debt obligations with the State Comptroller’s office for the $200,343 capital outlay note issued Jan. 12, 2012. Section 9-21-151, Tennessee Code Annotated, requires that within 45 days following the issuance of debt, a county must provide to the state Comptoller’s Office “certain information, such as a description of the purchase for which the debt is issued, a description of the debt obligation, and an itemized description of the cost of issuance.” The audit determined that this deficiency was the result of a lack of management oversight. Findings also reported that the office of trustee did not implement adequate controls to protect its information resources, and in the offices of trustee and county clerk, the report stated that employees shared usernames and passwords. According to the report, “If inappropriate activity were to occur, the employee responsible for this activity would not be easily identified because employees had access to each other’s username and password and sometimes used the shared user account.” A recommendation was made that each employee should access the application using his or her unique username and

password, which should remain confidential and not shared by employees. An additional finding stated that multiple employees operated from the same cash drawer in the offices of trustee, county clerk, clerk and master and register. This increases the risk of cash shortages going unnoticed and officials being unable to determine who was responsible. The suggestion of the auditor is that each employee should be assigned his or her own cash drawer. Duties were found to be inadequately segregated in the offices of road supervisor, director of schools and register. Additionally, the Comptroller’s Division of Investigations is currently reviewing allegations that an employee from the Chester County Soil Conservation office allegedly stole office funds. “The Division of Local Government Audit strongly believes that the items noted below are best practices that should be adopted by the governing body as a means of significantly improving accountability and the quality of services provided to the citizens of Chester County,” the report states. The best practice suggestions for Chester County include adopting a central system of accounting, budgeting and purchasing as well as establishing an audit committee. The audit report was issued on Sept. 10. No instances of noncompliance material to the financial statements of Chester County were disclosed. Also, no significant deficiencies in internal control over major programs was discovered.

Photos by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent

Jacob Brimm (left) waits patiently for voting to begin at 9 a.m. last Wednesday. Brimm was the first Chester County resident to cast his ballot during early voting. Veterans and service members were honored with an opportunity to vote first as the polls opened.

Haunted Happenings & Fall Festivities Free Fall Festival Oct. 26 Unity Baptist Church will host a free Fall Festival beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26. There will be food, games and a cakewalk. No scary costumes please.

Deanburg Haunted Hollow Oct. 26-27 and 31 The 26th annual Deanburg Haunted Hollow will be held Oct. 26-27 and 31 at the Deanburg Community Center.

Forty Forks Baptist Church Fall Festival Oct. 27 Pastor Randy Smith of Forty Forks Baptist Church, 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs, invites everyone, young and old, to their Fall Festival at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. It is a Hobo theme, so dress in your best hobo look. There will be games, prizes, hotdogs and contests: Best Hobo and best corncobs decoration as a hobo. There will be tons of fun for everyone! For more info call 6101716 or 645-2271.

Glendale Community Center Annual Fundraiser Oct. 27 The Glendale Community Center’s Annual Fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The Annual Halloween party will include supper, a fishpond, costume contest and cakewalk. Dinner will be chili and hotdogs with homemade deserts. All proceeds go toward maintenance and expenses of the building.

First Baptist Church Trunk or Treat Oct. 31 First Baptist Church will be having a Trunk or Treat for the children of Chester County. Come on out from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, for a fun night of games and candy! For more information, call 989-2626.

First Baptist Finger Trunk or Treat Night Oct. 31 First Baptist Church of Finger is having a Trunk or Treat Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Community-wide Trunk or Treat Oct. 31 First United Methodist Church on North Avenue will host a community-wide trunk or treat at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Please come join us.

Old Friendship Trunk or Treat - Oct. 31 Trunk or Treat will be held at Old Friendship Baptist in Finger, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be hot dogs, BBQ bologna, and candy. All are invited, but no scary costumes please.

Sanford Hill Trunk or Treat Oct. 31 Trunk or Treat will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Sanford Hill Baptist Church, 644 Sanford St., on Oct. 31. We will have hot dogs, chips, chili, drinks and candy. There will be fun and games for all. Come in costume, BUT no scary costumes please.

Hay Rides, Bon-fire & Chili Supper Nov. 3 On Saturday, Nov. 3, Forty Forks Baptist Church, 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs, invites you to enjoy hay rides, a bonfire and a chili supper. Come on out to The Forks for a great time with family and friends! This will be a great evening of Christian fun and fellowship! For more information, call 610-1716 or 439-0552.

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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Vote gram launched by the Secretary of State’s Office this year allows voters pay tribute to active and retired military members as they vote. Secretary of State Hargett announced the “Tennessee Honor Vote” program, which will provide citizens with an opportunity to dedicate their votes in the upcoming election to the servicemen and servicewomen of their choice. A new page has been developed on the Secretary of State’s website where people may sign up and dedicate a personal message to one or more active or retired members of the armed forces. Once the messages have been reviewed, they

will be posted online. Each participant in the program will receive an “Honor Vote” button and a letter of appreciation from Secretary Hargett. The program will begin with dedications for the upcoming Nov. 6 election, but it will continue for future elections as well. “Members of our armed services fight and sometimes make the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms,” Secretary Hargett said. “Their service highlights how important it is for us to exercise our constitutional right to vote. “I encourage Tennesseans to participate in this program, which is absolutely free of charge. It only takes a few minutes to sign up and prepare a message. And those messages to our active military and veterans may mean more to them than we’ll ever real-

Photo by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent

Chester County Mayor Dwain Seaton welcomes voters as early voting began on Oct. 17. A short ceremony honored the veterans who were present and kicked off the 2012 Election.

Fall Foliage tours offered at Shiloh National Park Shiloh Battlefield will offer interpretive programs to examine how and why leaves on trees change colors each fall. The programs, led by Park Ranger Marcus Johnson, will consist of a tour across the historic battlefield to study why colors express themselves differently in various locations, as well as what colors are representative of specific types of trees. These programs will be offered as auto caravan and bicycle tours, and will take place on the following dates and times: Tours will take place Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. for the car tour and 3 p.m. for the bike tour. Tours take place at 11 a.m., bikes, and 2 p.m., cars, Oct. 29-31. The auto tour will last approximately 45 minutes, and the bike tours will last 90 minutes. Participants will be required to use personal vehicles and bicycles. Those interested in participating are invited to contact the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center at 698-5696, or e-mail Marcus Johnson at, to register for the tours. You may also visit the Shiloh website at

ize.” “More than 27,000 members of the Tennessee National Guard have deployed since 9/11, making Tennessee the fourth largest National Guard state for deployments,” Major General Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, said. “Many of these soldiers and airmen have seen firsthand in Iraq and Afghanistan just how important the right to cast your vote really is. This is a right we too often take for granted. Nothing means more to a service member than to be appreciated for their selfless service. The Tennessee Honor Vote program is just another way to show your support for the men and women defending the freedoms that we all enjoy.” “It is extremely important to remember and recognize those who have courageously served our state and country, for

without their selfless service, we may not be able to hold elections with the democratic right to vote,” Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner

Many-Bears Grinder said. “This is an innovative and unique way to reinforce the importance of voting as well as reminding our service members and veterans that we value and

support their service and sacrifice.” To participate in the program, go to: w w w. G o Vo t e T N . c o m / honor or call toll-free 1877-850-4959.


Dustyn Jay Bullock, 2, is showing off his hometown Chester County pride at Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii. Dustyn is the son of PFC Chris and Annaliessa Bullock of Henderson/Wahiawa. His daddy, PFC Christopher Bullock, serves in the U.S. Army, 25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" 2nd Brigade Stryker Division, Wahiawa District, Hawaii.

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Justice Department to oversee complaints of election fraud United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton III has announced that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Justin Bailey will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 6 general elections. AUSA Bailey has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the Western District of Tennessee and in that capacity is responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington. “Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted without it being stolen because of fraud. The Department of Justice will act promptly and aggressively to protect the integrity of the election process,” said U.S. Attorney Stanton. The Department of Justice has an important role in deterring election fraud and discrimination at the polls, and combating these violations whenever and wherever they occur. The Department’s longstanding Election Day Program furthers these goals, and also seeks to ensure public confidence in the integrity of the election process by providing local points of contact within the Department for the public to report possible election fraud and voting rights violations while the polls are open on Election Day. Federal law protects against such crimes as intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, altering vote tallies,

stuffing ballot boxes, and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input. It also contains special protections for the rights of voters and provides that they can vote free from acts that intimidate or harass them. For example, actions of persons designed to interrupt or intimidate voters at polling places by questioning or challenging them, or by photographing or videotaping them, under the pretext that these are actions to uncover illegal voting may violate federal voting rights law. Further, federal law protects the right of voters to mark their own ballot or to be assisted by a person of their choice. The franchise is the cornerstone of American democracy. We all must ensure that those who are entitled to the franchise exercise it if they choose, and that those who seek to corrupt it are brought to justice. In order to respond to complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses on Nov. 6, and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, United States Attorney Stanton stated that AUSA/DEO Bailey will be on duty in this District while the polls are open, including during early voting that began last week. He can be reached by the public at the following telephone number: (901) 969-2920. In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on Election Day. The local FBI field office can be reached by the public at 901-747-4300.

Harris funeral donations are desperately needed The family of Shawn Harris is in desperate need of money for his funeral. They have no insurance and need to raise the money by Oct. 30. Harris died Friday night. If anyone wishes to

donate, any amount will be greatly appreciated. There will be collection jars at some local businesses. One is Regina’s Country Curls, 1170 Talley Store Road. For more details, call 989-3489.

Complaints about ballot access problems or discrimination can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington at 1-800253-3931 or (202) 3072767. U.S. Attorney Stanton said, “Free and fair elections depend in large part on the cooperation of the American electorate. It is imperative that those who have specific information about discrimination or election fraud make that information available immediately to my office, the FBI, or the Civil Rights Division.”

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Weaver Reunion The descendents of the late Joe and Essie Cooper Weaver held their first reunion Oct. 21, 2012 at the home of Chad and Christy Weaver Kelsey in Collierville. Those attending were Mary Weaver, Jerry and Susan Weaver, Christy Weaver Kelsey, David and Elizabeth Weaver

Allen, Cael and Lach Allen, John, Deana, and Luke Weaver, Susie Weaver Essary, Traven and Shalanna Churchwell, Charles Weaver, Randie and Nancy Weaver Snider, Ailiene Cain, Brandy Cain Holland, Yusri Richardson, Steve Lane, Cathy Lane, Marty Hoffman, Cheryl Lane Harper and John Lane.

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Armour 65th anniversary Doyle and Carolyn Armour will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Friday, Oct. 26. The couple has four children:

Mike Armour, Greg (Debbie) Armour, Angie (Glenn) Bryan and Ginger (Scott) McPherson. They have seven grandchildren

and eight great-grandchildren. The couple will celebrate this joyous occasion with a family dinner at Catfish Cabin.

The Montezuma Community lost a great southern lady in Mrs. Virginia Stumph Morrison. Mrs. Virginia loved her family, where she came from, her

church, her Sunday school class, and the travels the class took to many places. She loved her wonderful furry friends and the wonderful beauty of outside in watching the hummingbirds. Mrs. Virginia worked so hard for her community center and really believed in all it stood for. The Center will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Members are urged to attend. The Center Halloween

party will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be hot dogs and all the trimmings. A costume party will be held with all the costumes being judged in different age groups. A cake walk will also be at the Center, so we need cakes and candy for the big candy bowl that will be passed around. Remember the families of Faye and Earl Crouse, Janice Barnes Schmitt, and the Morrison family. Happy birthday to Jerry

Cook, Ray Allen Hemby and Renee Thomas on Nov. 2; Jessica Cook Fuqua on Nov. 7; Mickey Ellis and Charles Monks Jr. on Nov. 9; and Tommy Burkhead on Nov. 10. Dues for the Center are now due. Please pay to help keep the Center going. Happy anniversary to Lynn and Liz Cook on their 23rd wedding anniversary. Keep us informed at 989-3724 and 989-5300.

I hope everyone has enjoyed this nice weather. I cleaned house today, but would rather have been outside. Get well wishes this week to Nella Rush, Tommy Landers, Winna Knipper, Edra and Benny Barnett, James Ballard, and Carolyn Brasfield. We have a praise this week! I have had Randie Snider on our list for months, and now he is doing fine. God

is good. If you know anyone that needs our prayers please call me to add them to our list. Remember our shutins and military and their families. Happy birthday to Mike Mays on Oct. 23; Jack Libner on Oct. 27; and Christina Collins on Oct. 29. Here's to another year of experience. Big Springs United Methodist Church will be having a Fall Fest at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, with trunk or treat, games and food. All the children in the community are invited, and if anyone needs transportation call Judy at 9892944 or 989- 3117. Bethel Baptist church will be having their Trunk

or Treat on Oct. 31, Halloween night. All the community children are invited. We haven’t heard from Felicia Baldwin about her class ring that was found at the Deanburg Community Center. If you are Felicia, or know her, ask her to call me. I know she will be glad to find it. Haunted Hollow will be this Friday and Saturday night and the 31st, Halloween night. Please come and get in on all the fun. Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight make me a child a g a i n just for tonight! Elizabeth Akers Allen The human soul is slow to discover the real excel-

lence of things given to us by a bountiful Creator, and not until the shadows of death begin to gather around the object that we love, do we see its worth and beauty. Autumn is the dim shadow that clusters about the sweet, precious things that God has created in the realm of nature. While it robs them of life, it tears away the veil and reveals the golden gem of beauty and sweetness. Beauty lurks in all the dim old aisles of nature, and we discover it at last. Northern Advocate Have a great week and enjoy the good weather. Winter is just around the corner. Call me at 879-9777 to report any news.

A beautiful fall day welcomed about 41 family members to the annual McEarl gathering. These are the decedents of J.W. and Montie Ma McEarl. Some old photos were given to the eight eldest siblings. There was a lot of laughter, several "Oh My Lords", just look at me, look how I'm dressed, a few quiet moments, but basically a fun time, with some really good food! The event was held at the home of Bobby and Sarah McEarl. While some folks headed out of town for Fall Break, Eli Newsom hung

around the store. He was delighted to get an invitation from his papaw, fishing guide Lou Williams, for a day of fishing on Pickwick Lake in Papaw's boat. By the end of the day, Eli said, "It was one of the best fishing trips ever, I caught four stripes!" There is nothing like making memories with your children and grandchildren. It's sometimes the little things that mean the most in life. Remember the Holyween Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Faith Baptist Church. At 8 p.m. the meal begins. Bring soups, sandwiches, desserts and come join us. We will have the jumper, games, costume judging (nothing scary or demonic), trunk or treat, great fellowship, and weather permitting, a hayride. A safe controlled environment. The mission group left

for a quick trip to Appalachia on Oct. 22. I know they had loads of things, but also supplies to do a little repair work. They will still make a run before Christmas. There will be a benefit for the family of Shawn Harris Oct. 25, 26, and 27, Thursday through Saturday. Plans are still forming, but we know they will have BBQ Plates and an auction. They are taking donations for items to be auctioned off and appreciate anything the community can do to help. The Russell family has been doing some major house cleaning at 4130 Sweetlips Rd. There will be a carport sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, with some antiques and misc. On the prayer list are Joey Russell, Junior and Brenda Smith, Neal Kinchen, Loretta Pickett, Penny Helton, Olivia

Springer, Grace Mooday, Bobby McEarl, Betty Stout, Eleana Greer, Rita Cothern, Ryan Chapman, Dannie and Randy Greer, Wendell Murphy, Molly Russell, Brenda Collins, JoAnn Greer, and our military and their families. Happy birthday to Noah Keen on Oct. 26, Doug Dunn, Caleb Russell, Bryan Keen, Shallon Lyles on Oct. 27, Dorothy Anderson on Oct. 29, Tabitha Tedford on Oct. 30, and Lou Williams, Fallon and Dillon Faulkner on Oct. 31. If you have news, call 989-7523. Be sure and watch out for all those ghosts and goblins running around next week. Thought for the week: Hope is a periscope which enables us to see over our present problems to future possibilities. Have a great week everyone. Here's witching you a bootiful Halloween!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

There was good food and fellowship at the Bain reunion last Sunday. Attending were Sonny and Toni Bain, Owen and Doris McKinney, Darla Gaugh, Donnie and Bennie Bain, Gigi and Bryan Braden, Dorothy Young, Charles and Loretta Haggard, Arthur and Gail Bain, Earl and Leandra Martin, Robert Jones, Neil and Lori Gaugh, Ike and Elizabeth Kinchen, Autumn and Bayne Porch, Lawanda and Miranda Preece, Bessie Sadler, Frances Young, Jennie and Callie McDonald, Danny Bain, Bobby and Shirley Brien, Frances Cooksey, Joyce Hart, Clara Mae Matthews, Windy and Cheyene Smith, Kisha, Brent, Kendall and Kelsey Longmire, Lee and Diane Gaugh, Carey, Debbie, Glenn, Julie, Elisha and Jessie Gaugh, Kenneth, Linda, Amy and Ashley

Arnold, Charles and Clessie Stovall, and William and Evangeline Sadler. Or deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of Margaret Isabel Maness Jones. She was a nurse at the Chester County Nursing Home for several years. On our prayer list this week are Pam Priddy, Max and Laverne Lott, Don McLemore, Clara Busby, Teresa Wright, Donald Jones, LaVerne Austin, Larry, Jerry, and Minnie Austin, Charles and Wilma Cupples, Jean Latham, Joanne Sells, Carolyn Potter, Gathel Latham, Randy Miller, Joanne Altier, Phillip Ross, Lisa Peddy, Frenzola Morris, Faye Tucker, Shirley Rietl, Dobber Dyer, Bobbie Nell Wells, Randy Sells, Teresa Seaton, Clarence Cooper, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families. Happy birthday to Lee Nell King, Mary Taylor, Bobbie Weaver and Betty Haggard on Oct. 26; Amber Reddin Carter and Richard Lee McIntyre on Oct. 27; Tyler Goodson, Betty Keith and John Tyler Joyner on Oct. 28; and Tena Holder and Tina Thomas on Oct. 31.

The Center was decorated beautifully for the spaghetti dinner on Saturday night. A good crowd attended, and everyone enjoyed the candlelight dinner. A drawing was held and Linda Maness, Billy Ray Maness, Kenneth Burkhead and Donald Cooper were the lucky winners of $25 each. It was a fun evening. The Center thanks everyone who came out and supported this event. The monthly meeting at the Center will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Center, call Vickie at 9892578 for all the details. If you would like to rent the Center for your special occasion, call 989-3315. The community extends sympathy to the family and friends of Virginia Morrison, who will be missed in her church and her community; and to the family and friends of Boyce Leonard Carter, who passed away Oct. 16, was a resident of Jackson Meadows, a WW II veteran who served in the European Theatre, was an avid bowler (bowled last on Oct. 9), and will be missed by his bowling friends on Tuesdays. Our thoughts and prayers are with these ones. The Masseyville Fire Department Fundraiser will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available. Donations of cakes are needed for the cake walk. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this event, as all proceeds go toward the expense of operating the fire department. Saturday, Oct. 27 is “Make a Difference Day.” If you are unable to rake leaves, wash windows and so forth for your neighbor,

remember you can make a difference by just making a phone call, a visit, or just a kind word or a smile can make a difference in someone’s life. Or you could make a donation to the charity of your choice. Remember too, that everyone loves homemade cookies! We’ve heard a lot about horse abuse this summer. Four horses were found abandoned and starving in Chester County. And just recently, 10 horses were found starving and were rescued in Benton County. While looking through my scrapbooks I found this poem: “A Horse’s Prayer” Feed me, Water me and Care for me. When my day's work is done, provide me with shelter, a dry, clean bed and a stall with enough room for me to lie down in comfort. Talk to me. Your voice often means as much to me as the reins. Pet me sometimes, that I may serve you more gladly and learn to love you. Do not jerk the reins and do not whip me when going uphill. Never strike, beat or kick me when I do not understand what you mean, but give me a chance to understand. Watch me and if I fail to do your bidding, see if something is wrong with my harness or feet. Examine my teeth when I do not eat, I may have an ulcerated tooth that is very painful. Do not tie my head in an unnatural position or take away my best defense against flies by cutting off my tail. Do not smoke in my barn or leave me tied up overnight and perhaps burn me to death while you are sleeping in your comfortable bed. And last, my Master, when my strength is gone, do not turn me out in a pasture without shelter and let me freeze to death, or sell me to some cruel owner to be slowly starved or worked to death, but take my life in the kindest way and your God will reward you in the hereafter. Author Unknown Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every horse owner could read this? Have a GOOD week!

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It’s a crisp! It’s a pie! However you serve it, it’s just plain good First of all, I’m not sure if “crisp” is the right word for this recipe. A crisp tends to be a little thicker and have a more crumbly topping than this pear concoction has. However, the recipe I found while going through my recipe

box called this a pie, and since it has no crust, I definitely didn’t feel right calling it a pie.

If you would like a pear pie, I believe this would be a great recipe to serve in a crust. Simply make or buy

Happy Birthday wishes go to Jim Vest on Oct. 25; Larry Gilbert on Oct. 26; Tammie Martin and Novelee Massengill on Oct. 27; Tanya Harwell on Oct. 28; Tom Harwell, Alice Hudson, Malcolm Weeks and Scot Kendrick on Oct. 29; and Julie Hudson and Stacey Gregory on Oct. 31. Halloween is on

Wednesday, Oct. 31, so watch out for those spooky visitors. I wish everyday could be Halloween. We could all wear masks all the time. We could walk around and get to know each other before we got to see what we looked like under the masks. - R.J. Palacio. Enville United Methodist Church will have their Annual Stew and Bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 3. The stew will be ready by 10 a.m. and will include beef and chicken. The cost is $15 a gallon. You can also have an eat-in meal. Don't forget to pick up some baked goodies. If you have containers, please bring them. For

pre-orders, call 688-5222. All proceeds go towards their church missions. The Enville Community Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Community Center. They will have their annual "Thanksgiving Meal" for our Veteran's and Senior citizens. All Veterans and Seniors in our community are invited and encouraged to attend. Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. - Abraham Lincoln. Have a great week and call 989-0212 if you have anything you would like to share.

Lifestyle Pricing The Chester County Independent charges $35 for engagement announcements with photo, wedding announcements with photo, anniversary announcements with photo, and miscellaneous lifestyle photos. There is no charge for birth announcements without photo, but $28 with photo, and $38 for color photo. For more information, call 731-989-4624.

Hello to everyone! I hope you had a great week. For me and my household, this was one of the best weeks ever. Why? Because I just love being with my family. The City would like to say to all of you who will be participating on Oct. 31, known as Halloween, by letting your children go out, please check their candy and be careful. Glow in the Dark 5K and 1-mile run/walk will be Friday, Nov. 2 at No Xcuse Fitness, 123 Front St. If you did not get to pre-register, you can register Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. before the event starts at 7:30 p.m. Come out and support a great cause. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life. To all veterans and their families, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 12 the Chester County V.F.W post 4844 is sponsoring the veteran’s program, upstairs at City Hall. Mark your calendar to be there and help support and honor all who have served for our country. Christmas is just around the corner. Be sure to mark Saturday, Dec. 8, on your calendar, when from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. the “Holiday in Henderson Holiday Mart” will be held at the Henderson Armory. This is a one-day event featuring gifts, accessories, baked goods, clothing, decorative items and much more! It serves as the major fund-raising effort by the Chester County Imagination Library program. There is booth space available. For more information, please call 989-3222. The Chester County Senior Center had a very

busy week last week. Virgil Hooks came out to sing. Thursday of last week Al Price with C.O.P.E. was there. C.O.P.E. means “Circle of Personal Empowerment.” The next sessions will be 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 and 15. On Friday, the third “Friday Lunching,” lunch had a “Safari Day” theme, and safari food was served. Call the center to see how you can become a member of this great center. Just a reminder, Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. For more information, call 989-7434. The residents at Southern Oaks had a busy week also. On Monday, Derek Brown from the Rehab Center came to give our residents a “workout,” leading them in stretches and exercises. He explained the importance of proper stretching and exercising. Monday afternoon the residents participated in a “Spelling Bee” contest. The champion was none other than Mary Faye Stanfill. Ms. Stanfill gets to display the Spelling Bee Trophy proudly in her room until the next Spelling Bee, when another resident will get to challenge her for the coveted award. Tuesday the residents gathered around the piano to sing with Janice’s Jingles. Tuesday afternoon the celebrity Bingo caller was our local Sheriff Blair Weaver. Sheriff Weaver and his lovely wife Leslie called Bingo and promised that whoever won would receive a “get out of jail” free pass. Thank you Sheriff Blair and Leslie! We look forward to your return in December. On Wednesday, the Senior Citizens Center joined our senior citizens for some singing and good conversation in the morning. That afternoon brought the devastating news to Ms. Dorothy Massey that her only daughter, Mrs. Janice Barnes Schmitt had passed away. The staff and residents mourned with Ms. Massey, and assured

her that they would be right by her side helping her through this terrible loss. Thursday morning was the monthly Resident Council Meeting, and that afternoon Roy and Dolores Crumbley came again and entertained with songs and hymns. Fridays at Southern Oaks is “Beauty Day,” when the female residents get all prettied up, having their hair styled by their resident beautician, Beverly Capooth. On Tuesday the activities director, Nancy Connell’s 12th grandchild, Hope Chamberlain, was born. Even though visitors are welcome at Southern Oaks anytime, Saturday’s are designated as Family Day and we invite you to come out, eat some popcorn and watch a movie with the residents. Once again we would like to express our deepest sorrows to Ms. Dorothy Massey and her family for their loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Chester County Head Start is still accepting applications for 3- and 4year-olds. For more information, call 989-2561 or 989-5111. On the birthday list this week are my dear aunt, Georgia Bass, she and I were born on the same day, Oct. 26; and Jacqueline Bingham on Oct. 30. May the Lord keep on blessing you both to see many more. On the prayer list this week are the Armstrong family, our loved ones in the hospitals, the sick in their homes, our children, teachers, family, the men and women that are serving our country and their families. Remember to patronize our local businesses, let’s support our own as much as we can. If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and things happening in the City, I need to hear from you, call 989-1907 or email HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

your favorite piecrust and fill with the pear mixture and crumb topping as directed. It’s delicious any way you want to serve it. The pears I used were firm but extremely juicy. Had I known that they would be as juicy as they were, I would have added a bit of cornstarch to the dry ingredients before I mixed in the pears. The juices could easily be thickened up into a nice filling for a pie or cobbler. I peeled the pears with

a peeler/corer/slicer, which makes wonderful, even slices. All I had to do was slice the continuous rounds into manageable pieces, but if you don’t have one of these fun machines, it’s perfectly acceptable to peel and slice by hand. Be sure to keep the slices thin so they will cook evenly in the oven. Since my pears were incredibly juicy and I didn’t have the forethought to add a thickener, I decided

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that this dessert would be wonderful served over cake or as a topping for French toast. It’s really up to the cook how to serve this. It would be delicious topped with vanilla ice cream, but I keep envisioning the pears atop a slice of angel food cake. Yum! This recipe would also be great with apples instead of pears, and even peaches could be used to make this a more versatile, year-around recipe.

Pear Crisp

Ingredients: ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 6 cups (about 2 ¼ pounds) peeled, thinly sliced pears ½ cup pecans or walnuts (optional) ¼ to ½ teaspoon cornstarch (if fruit is extremely juicy) 1 recipe crumb topping Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel, core and slice fruit. In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. If pears are extremely juicy, add cornstarch to mixture of dry ingredients. Add pears and combine gently. Transfer fruit mixture to a pie plate,

packing it full. Sprinkle crumb topping over fruit, gently pressing to adhere to top. Top with pecans or walnuts if desired. Place pie plate on a baking sheet and cover loosely with foil. Bake 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top is a dark golden brown and pears are tender. Cool slightly and serve plain or with ice cream. Crumb topping In a bowl, stir together ¾ cup packed brown sugar, ½ cup flour, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

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Only Yesterday “Three arrested in Enville bank robbery” The big annual party held each Education until 1951 when it Halloween by the PTA will be con- received an “A-1” rating. The new ducted on Thursday night, Oct. 30, building, which was completed in October 23, 1942 “$152 Unemployed Benefits at the Elementary School gymnasi- 1950, cost $465,000 and has 14 um. acres of land. The enrollment this Paid Here” Something new has been added year is more than 500 students with State Labor Commissioner S. E. Bryant announces that $152 was this season in the form of a 21 teachers. Mr. Williams stated that serious paid to Chester County unem- spaghetti supper that will be held in ployed, based on verified claims of the Elementary cafeteria beginning problems had been brought about former workers and supported dis- at 6 p.m. The PTA ladies are mak- because of the growth of the school. missal notices of former employers, ing big preparations for this new He stated that basic needs are more during September. September pay- phase and the supper will be served teachers, more classroom space, and an auditorium. ments for the state are 4.5 per cent for 75 cents per plate. At 7 p.m. following the supper, “Births” under the same month last year. “Chester Gins 4,632 Bales To activities will get underway in the Oct. 1” The Department of Commerce gymnasium. Cake walks, announces the preliminary report fortune on cotton ginned prior to Oct. 1 in bingo, Chester county at 4,632 bales. Last telling, fish pond year 7,311 had been ginned as of and other activities will make up the same date. “Square Dances At Park Start a busy evening of merriment for Saturday” and The weekly square dances, children which proved so popular last season adults, too. The ladies of at Chickasaw State Park, will start Saturday night. Dancing begins at 8 the PTA will operate a conceso'clock. The popular Woodville orchestra sion stand and will provide the music, and Herbert serve sandwiches, popcorn and Cox of this city will be caller. Those interested in square danc- cold drinks. An admission ing are assured a pleasant evening charge of 10 and all are invited. cents will be “Welcome Stranger” Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Galbraith of made at the door Reagan are the proud parents of a 9 as has been cus½ pound boy, born Oct. 20; their tomary in the past. third child. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stewart are the “Births” Steadmanproud parents of a baby boy, born Guy Clinic Oct. 16; their second child and has Chester County Independent archives, October 19, 1962 Mr. and Mrs. Ancel been named James Donald. Henderson Clinic Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Kennedy are Birmingham announce the birth of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Pitts are the the proud parents of an 8 ¼ pound a daughter, Rebecca Susan on Oct. parents of a son, Jimmy Lynn, who boy, born Oct. 18; their first child 3. Mr. and Mrs. Alton Riley of was born Oct. 10. and has been named Loyd Ronald. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Morrison are Mr. and Mrs. Homer Maness are Montezuma, are the parents of a the proud parents of an 8 pound boy, daughter who was born Oct. 5. She the parents of a son, Curtis Nathan, who arrived Oct. 10. born Oct. 19; their second child and has been named Cheri Phillis. Born to Harmon and Ever Jean Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bailey of Arnold of Luray, a son on Oct. 10. Pinson announce He has been named William the birth of a Harmon III. Drs. McCallum and Wilson daughter, Sheila Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith of Jan, on Oct. 4. Mr. and Mrs. McNairy are the parents of a son Duford Guyon who was born Oct. 16. announce the birth October 19, 1972 of a daughter on “Three Persons Arrested For Oct. 9. She has Enville Bank Robbery” been named FBI agents in Nashville last Martha Lee. week arrested a 37-year-old Bethel Mr. and Mrs. Springs man for a June 15 robbery James Barham are in which about $40,000 was taken receiving congrat- from the Bank of Enville. ulations upon the Joseph V. Baker, agent in charge arrival of a son on of the Memphis FBI office, said Oct. 20. He has Nashville agents arrested (the susbeen named Joe pect) on a warrant issued July 11 by Neal. a federal magistrate in Jackson. Born to Robert He said (the suspect) was on Louis and Lizzie parole after serving part of a 20Mae Ross, a son, year sentence for the 1963 robbery Jimmy Lewis. of the same bank. (The suspect) Dr. O. M. and two other men were convicted McCallum of taking about $4,600 in the 1963 Mr. and Mrs. robbery. Eugene Pigg A spokesman for the sheriff's announce the birth department at Henderson said a of a son, Gentry revolver was used in the Enville Dale, on Oct. 14. heist. The spokesman said the robMr. and Mrs. ber took $33,000 in new bills, for Leonard Watkins which serial numbers were recordChester County Independent archives, October 24, 1952 of Finger announce ed, and the rest in old bills. the arrival of a son The FBI would not comment on Lloyd Ray, on Oct. 17. has been named David Homer. whether any of the money was Dr. H. D. Farthing Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wadley of recovered. Born to Beatrice and Willie Luray are the proud parents of a Two more persons have been baby boy, born Oct. 21; he is their Arnold, a boy, Lenord Carl, on Oct. arrested in the bank robbery, 15. first child. according to Chester County October 19, 1962 “White Plague Threat To U. S. Sheriff R. D. Smith. Sheriff Smith War Effort” “James Williams Is Civitan said (a male Chester Countian) and Last year, tuberculosis killed Speaker” a (female from McNairy County) 10,000 more Americans than were James Williams, principal of have been arrested and charged killed in action or died from wounds Chester County High School, was with being Accessories After The received in action during the first the guest at the Henderson Civitan Fact in connection with the robbery. World War. Civilian air raid casual- Club Friday morning. ties during a 10 month period in Mr. Williams, who was England in 1940 – 1941 approximat- introduced by Civitan ed 36,000. During the same period, Thomas Scott, became tuberculosis took 60,000 lives in principal in 1948. He is a the United States. member of the State “The facts about tuberculosis Board of Education and remain unchanged,” he declared. of the Alumni Board of “What is different is the attitude. F r e e d - H a r d e m a n Tuberculosis has always been a College. scourge on humanity. Today it repIn discussing the ratresents a definite obstruction to the ing of Chester County victory we must win. High School, he said the The public still does not realize school had been a memthat tuberculosis kills more people ber of the Southern between the ages of 15 and 45 than Association of Colleges any other disease or agency, Dr. and Secondary Schools Shipp states. for many years. The school had an “A” rating October 24, 1952 the State “Big Halloween Party Here by Department of Next Thursday Night” Chester County Independent archives, October 24, 1952 From the files of the Chester County Independent

Double-double toil and trouble are simple words! Jacks Creek Firemen got up early and started stirring veggies and meats to make a delicious stew. A cool Saturday morning beckoned hot coffee and cupcakes to give a boost of energy to stir pots of ingredients. Quickly stew was poured into jars that had been provided and pre-labeled; within an hour two the iron pots were empty. Hard work had paid off - about 150 gallons of stew had disappeared like magic. Firemen finally sat down to savor the results of their labor with a bowl of stew and a cupcake. Two commissioners, Al McKinnon and Jackie Butler were present. We appreciate each person who bought stew, and also those who added a contribution to help our fire department improve. Monthly bills go on, so extra money is needed. Equipment must be kept in shape, the lawn around the station has to be mowed, and the driveway kept in good shape. Money is hard earned, and expenses are maintained properly. Thank you for your support. Many thanks go to all the firemen who are dedicated to communities and surrounding areas. In the fall of 2007, you helped with our house fire – thank you seems very small! Sadly we were missing a “fixture” at the stew. She stayed seated beside our dear Ruby Nell Brewer. She only missed one firemen fundraiser; she was so dependable and a hard worker. She is the one who came up with the recipe for our stew. She was the one who ordered the veggies, helped organize Friday for potato peeling, sorted pulled cooked meats, shared and carried supplies to the stew, and was the taster. We felt the absence of Ruby Nobles Wright, but yet we felt her presence, too. How very precious of Ron Dee leading a memorial tribute for Chef Ruby. It was a heartfelt prayer with Mayor Dwain Seaton, Jamie Miller, Al McKinnon, Donnie Taylor, Jeff Knight, Larry Bingham, little Zachary Taylor, little Ty Miller surrounding LaTasha W. Phillips, Teisha P. Nichols, and me with warmth. We felt Ruby was looking down and approving the task that had been accomplished. I think I heard “Auntie” ring the dinner bell, or was it former missed pot stirrers (Gene Morris, David Courdle, Ludell Ross, and others), approving new pot stirrers? They will always ring our dinner bell. FHU Associates had a nice sale helping community folks buy bargains and in return raising money for their causes. While shopping I ran into Melba Britain (Joe) Seaton. She reads community news and valued Ruby Wright's obit with two pictures. She worked with Ruby at S a l a n t - S a l a n t Manufacturing. If only those shirt sleeves could talk. One made the button-hole and one sewed the button on as fast as lightning. The more they finished the more money they would make. Isn't it

great to be remembered with a good memory? At the sale I appreciated help or guidance from Jean Hogan, Ann Watson, Doug and Charlene Thompson, and Lynn Goldson. Ralph Scott delivered a piece of furniture last year and this year for me. What muscle strength in those arms! What man and woman work-power was put into those days! Wasn't it nice of the National Guard to provide a nice large room? Last year tornado alarms were going off, but that didn't keep ladies from shopping till they could have been dropped; Charlotte Joyner and I were there then and this year, too. Are we not blessed to live in a country where we have the right to vote? How would women feel to see men vote, but we couldn't. This happens in other countries, but not in the U.S. A. Future generations of Americans are depending on us. What is more important in our nation's life than the welfare of our children? Votes do count. Each of us could make the difference. On Nov. 6, I hope you proudly exercise your right to vote. Think of the soldiers who have, and still do, serve to help preserve our rights - voting is one of these rights. An account in the name of Gary Burlison has been set up at Clayton Bank in memory of Shawn Harris. Financial help is needed for the family of Shawn Harris, brother of Chasity K. Burlison. He died Oct. 19. Shawn, 32, is the son of Donna Smith (deceased) and Richard Harris; he is a grandson of Gene and Bobbie Sue Miller Smith. Bobbie was a sister of Marvin Miller (former owner of Big Star). Shawn's brother, Steve Kennedy died last fall in a tragic house fire. Regina Stone Brooks is a tireless worker in helping those she can. She has a donation jar in her beauty shop, all monies contributed will be added to the account. A FaceBook page has more information. Each dollar will help. Thank you in advance. For your information – I do not Facebook, so any Pat Jones you allow on your computer as a friend is not Patsy Noble Jones. At present my computer is not working, so please do not send me emails, but call 989-7485 with tidbits. To the other Pat Jones thanks for leaving positive quotes and uplifting words on Facebook. Our names follow us in life and death. We pray Peggy Patterson (Brad) Brower's leg gets well soon. Kermit “Junior” Bailey is on our prayer list. Looks like Jacks Creek needs to form a pacemaker club. Ann Wallace (Lance) Bailey would be a good bookkeeper! She's home and wants to drive! George McGovern (719-22 to 10-21-12) was a son of a Methodist preacher and served in the U.S. Air Force. He will be remembered in his race against Richard Nixon in the 1970's for President of the United States. Our community expresses sympathy to those who lost loved ones last week. Janice Barnes Smith (10-22-42 to 10-1712) was the daughter of Dorothy Barnes who worked at Medical Building; burial was in Henderson City Cemetery. Virginia Stump Morrison (3-17-28 to 1019-12) was a gracious worker at the former Fashion Shoppe in Henderson – she was See CREEK, Page 7-A

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TBI seeks help solving Crockett County homicide Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is currently seeking the public’s assistance in retrieving information about a homicide that occurred in a Crockett County residence last week. Matt McKnight, 40, was found shot to death at approximately 1:15 p.m.

on Thursday, Oct. 18 in his home located at 2747 Gum Flat Rd. in Gadsden. McKnight lived in the home with his parents and his body was discovered by his mother. It is believed that McKnight was shot to death during a home burglary. The crime scene revealed that

McKnight had a physical altercation with his attacker and the suspect may have suffered injuries. TBI is requesting that if anyone knows of someone with unexplained injuries, who may or may not have received medical treatment, to contact authorities.

In addition, if anyone saw suspicious activity or a suspicious vehicle between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. last Thursday near the residence where the burglary and murder occurred to contact the Crockett County Sheriff’s Office at 1-731-696-2104 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND

Statewide hiring initiative to bring paychecks to patriots TN CAREER CENTERS partner with major employer to hire veterans The Tennessee Department of Labor has joined with Dollar General and several major employers in Tennessee to connect veterans with jobs. The “Paychecks for Patriots” initiative will include hiring fairs to be held on October 25 in 13 Tennessee Career Centers throughout the state, and will feature local employers interested in putting veterans to work. The “Paychecks for Patriots” hiring fair in Jackson will be held from 10am to 2pm at 362 Carriage House Drive. Governor Haslam signed a proclamation announcing October 25th as “Paychecks for Patriots” Day. The declaration signifies the governor’s support for recently returning veterans as well as those from past campaigns. “We should never take for granted the freedoms we enjoy here at home because of the service of veterans,” Haslam said. “I am really grateful for our service members and all that they do overseas and back here at home, and I’m happy the state could help by partnering with local employers to find jobs for veterans.” Jackson’s hiring fair features Corrections Corporation of America, Dollar General, Duro Bag

Manufacturing, Lowe’s, Nationwide Trucking, and Office Pride. They will have representatives onsite who will be accepting resumes or referring applicants to online applications. Tennessee Career Centers are equipped with computer workstations to facilitate online applications and job searches through their jobs database at “Tennessee employers understand the value veterans bring to the work place. Dollar General has hired more than 7,000 veterans in the last two years alone,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “Through ‘Paychecks for Patriots’, we’re seeking to resolve the challenges of unemployment facing our veterans by equipping Tennessee’s military community with the resources to better understand the job opportunities available.” Several agencies are contributing to the event including Labor and Workforce Development, Economic and Community Development, Military, Veterans Affairs, and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. “‘Paychecks for Patriots’ has pulled together some of Tennessee’s most promi-

nent employers with one goal in mind ... to help our veterans find or better their employment,” said Major General Haston. “The Tennessee National Guard is proud to be a part of this landmark project.” “Paychecks for Patriots” hiring fairs will concurrently be held in Chattanooga, Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Crossville, Dyersburg, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis (Poplar Avenue), Nashville (Metro Center), Talbott and Tullahoma. According to Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey “Our servicemen and women make sacrifices few would even contemplate to provide freedom and security to the rest of us. When their service comes to an end, the least we can do is make the effort to help them find good, high-paying jobs. This initiative assists not only veterans but our Tennessee employers as well by matching them with some of the highest quality workers available. It’s a win-win and I applaud all involved for bringing this initiative to fruition.” Speaker Beth Harwell says “Our servicemen and women sacrifice daily to keep us safe here at home and abroad. Providing support to them as they

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Beatrice Stone of Jacks Creek. Burial was in Roby Cemetery. Margaret Isabell Jones Maness (8-430 to 10-20-12) was a former nurse at Chester County Healthcare and later a resident there. As a temporary resident she was a good friend of Ruby Nobles Wright; she lovingly kept LaTasha Phillips informed.

Margaret's son was Eddie Jones. He was a friend and a sweet young man during our high school years. Margaret was buried at Unity. Ingrid Trobisch's quote is so true - “Tears are the price we pay for loving.” Also, Unity Church's bulletin board has a quote that offers comfort - “Autumn leaves Jesus doesn't.”

Creek helpful in helping select the right outfit; burial was at Cave Springs. Velma Helms Fowler (10-8-22 to 10-20-12) was a beloved mother of thirteen children. Her sister is

search for employment after their service to this country is important, and I appreciate the Departments of Military and Labor, ESGR, and Dollar General for their work on the ‘Paychecks for Patriots’ event.” Information on “Paychecks for Patriots” and participating employers and locations can be found at tml.

(1-800-824-3463). The 28th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office requested TBI to investigate the homicide. TBI agents are working the case with the Crockett County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sometimes running away is a good thing I frequently threaten to run away. When I’m stressed or tired, I often tell my family and friends that I’m going to run away so I can rest or relax. Unfortunately – or perhaps fortunately – I never get further away than curling up somewhere to take a short nap. All that changed a few weeks ago. It was a planned running away, and I took my husband with me. I even gave plenty of notice at work that I was going on vacation. I couldn’t simply abandon my commitments, but it felt like running away nonetheless. For one entire glorious week, I slipped away to a land with no cell phones, no email and no internet. Some may call it going on vacation, but for me, it was running away from home – and I liked it! For me, traveling is a chance to recharge my batteries and to get a fresh perspective on life. I know many people enjoy going to the same place every year and spending time with the same people. Some have a cabin or a condo that they rent for vacation each year. Some plan to travel with a big group of friends. I enjoy all of that to a point, but I need change and away time in order to recharge myself. In a way it’s very much like running away even though I do let some people – like my mom and whomever feeds my cats – know where I’m going and when I’ll be back. Last year when I trying to figure out how to use my vacation days, Chris suggested that we take a week and visit family in Kansas. I unceremoniously vetoed his plan, which led to him believing that I didn’t like his family and didn’t want to see them. He was wrong that I don’t want to ever visit his family, but the truth was I didn’t want to visit family right then. Vacation time is special. It’s the time to get away completely and not have to worry about see everyone and spending equal time with each side of the family. I’m more than happy to visit family on holidays – or any other time for that matter – except when I want to run away. Making everyone happy and seeing to the fact that we spend enough time with each person to avoid hurt feelings is too much like work. At least at this point in my life, I decided that I like taking cruise vacations. I like getting on the ship and allowing it to take me to the places I’m going to see. You only have to unpack once on a cruise, and the hotel travels with you. It’s so easy. Chris and I got back from a cruise to New England and Canada earlier this month. We left from Boston, and we went all the way to Nova Scotia. It was our first time to visit Canada, and I had never been to Maine or north of Boston really. We both regretted not getting to spend more time in Boston. It served

as a waypoint for our flights and transportation to and from our ship. We didn’t get to explore this historical city at all. I have been there before on another vacation, so I didn’t feel as bad for not getting to explore, but Chris had never been to Massachusetts. We agreed that it will have to be part of another vacation soon. I don’t mind visiting the same places more than once, but I don’t want my vacation to become routine. I would love to go back to Boston even though I went there about eight years ago, but if we always went to the same place and always did the same thing, I would get tired, and I don’t think it would be as effective for me to get recharged. I guess I thrive on seeing new places and trying new things. We took excursions in every city that we visited except Boston. One thing that stood out was our visit to a blueberry farm – or rather the headquarters for the farm – just outside of Saint John, New Brunswick. According to the farmers, the wild blueberries that they grow are rather temperamental. The plants grow where they want to as fast as they want to, and the farmers can’t do much to tame them or force them into certain areas or fields. Wild blueberries are slow-growing plants that don’t take well to transplanting. The farmers are pretty much dependent on the whims of the blueberries, and blueberry fields are precious commodities in New England and Canada. Who would have thought that the highlight of my vacation would be a lesson on blueberry farming, but I enjoy a chance to expand my horizons. I’m not the kind of person who can lie on the beach for an entire week, especially if it’s a beach I’ve already visited several times. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my lazy vacation days very much, but I always want a little more. When I run away on vacation, I want a little bit of history, a lot of great scenery, at least a couple amazing meals, and plenty of time to absorb it all. After the blueberry farm tour, I spent the rest of my afternoon napping on the ship. I felt somewhat badly for not exploring the city of Saint John, but it was my vacation, and I wanted to nap. It’s nice when running away from home means that you can take a nap almost any time you choose. In my opinion, that’s one of the best parts about going away from home and not using vacations as a time for catching up with family. Saint John and Boston will be there if we ever decide to go back to Canada and New England, and a city – especially one stop of many – doesn’t get upset that we spent more time exploring Portland and Halifax than we did walking through its own streets. I wish I could run away more often.

This kid is lucky land sharks don’t exist in Appalachia

“Well, Jake did it again!” said my wife, after a visit with our neighbors at the farm next door. “Did what?” I asked, concerned about my little buddy and part-time helper. I have written columns about Jake. He was a 5year-old bundle of energy and terror of the barnyard, wearing smelly rubber boots summer and winter and running everywhere, when we first met. Now Jake is 10, a wiry kid with flattop haircut, wearing muddy cowboy boots, a sleeveless undershirt and MasseyFerguson ball cap wherever he goes. He’s in 4-H and on the junior wrestling team, a real help to his parents doing farm work and hard on his 16year-old brother because of his interest in girls. My wife and I are confident Jake will grow up to become a handsome young man of great ability, if only he can break the chain of accidents that started years ago. If it can happen to a kid and hurts, Jake has a scar to show for it. “They had to take him to the emergency room again. He was up in the bucket of the front-end loader, goofing around, and nearly cut his finger off on a sharp piece of metal,” explained my wife. I inwardly groaned. This mishap followed on the heels of Jake shooting himself in the foot and

falling off a ladder to suffer a compound fracture of the forearm. These were just the latest in a long line of medical emergencies, including a snake bite, being trampled by a runaway cow, attacked by a coon, falling out of trees on his head, bike wrecks, accidents involving pocket knives and other sharpedged objects… the list is quite impressive. Jake is on a first name basis with the nurses and doctors at our local medical center. I must clarify the shooting incident. The weapon was a pellet gun. The actual trigger pull might have involved a bet with a fellow 10-year-old that Jake’s new cowboy boots had tough enough leather to repel a projectile. So Jake confidently placed the end of the barrel on his left boot and fired. We were working in the garden when our neighbors roared past in their diesel farm truck, Jake sitting in the bed and waving cheerily with his cap. A bath towel was wrapped around his left foot. He later told me he was disappointed. “Them new boots ain’t made good like they used to be. I did that plenty of times with my old boots and a BB gun,” he said. I explained it was all due to global trade and a lack of quality control in China. When you can’t trust boot leather, what’s

happening to the world? “Yeah,” Jake agreed. “I bet that ladder was made in China, too.” The infamous ladder incident resulted in Jake having metal rods inserted into his arm so the stillgrowing bones would straighten properly. It did not slow him down a bit, however. He was back at work in the farmyard the next day, arm encased in wrappings of protective bandage and padding. We spied him jumping his mountain bike across the creek like nothing had happened. Around the time of the 4-H Junior Fair in late August, we missed seeing Jake for a few days. This is not unusual. He shows calves and enters a woodworking project or two. Jake’s family camps out at the fairgrounds, so as to be close to the action. I read in the local newspaper about an outbreak of swine flu at several of the fairs in neighboring coun-

ties. Sure enough, a handful of our 4-H’ers contracted the illness at the local fair. Guess who was among the unlucky? He is feeling much better this week. The sutured finger also is healing nicely. His mother worries about what will happen next. “At least we don’t live near the coast. You don’t have to worry about shark attack,” I said, trying to console her. At that moment, a 600lb. steer went tearing across the pasture, with Jake in hot pursuit. He was dragging a length of rope. His mother yelled, and he stopped. “Why in the world are you chasing that steer?” Jake shrugged his shoulders and said, “Practicing rodeo.” Wasn’t it obvious? “Steer roping?” I asked. He grinned. “Naw, bull riding.”

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sen. Gresham represents union and non-union teachers Letter to the editor: I recently had the opportunity to talk with Senator Dolores Gresham about concerns over teacher representation on the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) Board of Trustees. Governor Haslam signed into law Senate Bill 0102 (SB0102) sponsored by Senator Gresham which changed how the state selects three TCRS trustees representing teachers in the workforce and the one trustee representing retired teachers. Before SB0102 became law, the Tennessee Education Association (TEA) and Tennessee Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), both National Education Association (NEA) affiliates, chose the trustees

representing teachers and retired teachers. Now the Speakers of the Senate and the House make those appointments. Senator Gresham, at the suggestion of a McNairy County teacher, added a provision protecting the right of the professional employee’s organizations like the TEA and TRTA to recommend people to the Speakers for appointment to TCRS teacher and retired teacher trustee positions. Not surprisingly teacher unions are working to defeat Senator Gresham in the 2012 election. With the implementation of SB0102, teachers and retired teachers other than TEA or TRTA members can be appointed to TCRS teachers and retired teachers trustee positions. The teacher unions don’t like that they no longer monopolize

those appointments. They know exclusive representation by unions can lead to total control over all teachers in a district, even to determine who will teach and who will be fired. Enacting SB0102 was in keeping with the spirit of Tennessee’s Right to Work Law (Tennessee Code Annotated § 50-1201 through 204) which protects teachers from being forced to join or support a labor union in order to teach, and pay dues that could go to advance political and non-educational programs that they do not support. Senator Gresham has seen to it that the interests of “non-union” as well as “union” teachers are represented on the TCRS Board. Jeffrey H. Blackwood Henderson

Liquor referendum vote will define this community Letter to the editor: Please allow me to express reasons why the November referendum to allow package stores in Henderson and Chester County should fail. 1. Elected officials who favor such a move can be replaced, but the sons, daughters, fathers, mothers and others killed by alcoholic drunk drivers can never be replaced. 2. Will those who favor such a move be the first to jump at the opportunity of cleaning up the homes of vomit and other mess created by the intake of the drug alcohol? 3. Will those in favor of such be the first to move to rehabilitate the children and mates abused mentally, emotionally and physically resulting from the use of the drug alcohol? 4. Will those in favor

remove the alcoholic drunks from our streets, roads, stores and other places? 5. Where will those in favor of liquor stores be when a call comes to a benevolent organization to help the families which have spent their income on the drug alcohol and there is no heat, no food, little clothing for the children and other family members. 6. Have those in favor ever visited a skid row filled with alcoholics and not considered, “I could be one of them.” Nearness makes the temptation greater. 7. Which drink makes one drunk, the first or the last? If the first drink is never taken, there will be no drunkenness. The politicians argue for tax revenue, saying

maybe $60,000 will be added to the city and county coffers. This referendum is not about revenue. If it were, it would never have gotten on the ballot. Which individual who favors such a move will put a price tag of $60,000 on any life? It is about who is in charge of our lives – the liquor industry, which destroys lives, or the goodness, wellbeing, or spirituality of our community. This referendum is about us, who we are and where we would most like to see our community be in the years ahead. May I plead with you, with all my heart, to vote against this referendum to allow package stores in Henderson and Chester County? J. Walker Whittle Henderson

Misleading political ads confuse voters Letter to the editor: I would like to respond to Dolores Gresham’s misleading ad in last weeks Independent. She presents herself as a champion of job creation, yet she voted against one of the largest sources of jobs in her district, the Brownsville Megasite. Her bragging about lowering the sales tax on food exposes her feeling that voters won’t examine what was involved with that. In order to examine the so-called death tax for millionaires, Nashville politicians agreed on a trade-off. She is saying to hard-working citizens, “Oh, you can have a little perk as well.” So if a family spends $350 a month on groceries, they will save a whopping 88 cents

a month. And she thinks that is something of which to be proud? Politicians like Gresham for years have been making misleading claims about the death tax. One survey found that people actually believe that all those that leave an estate have to pay taxes on it. No, it applied only to millionaires. Their break? How about $200,000 to $300,000. Strangely, she didn’t reveal how she attempted to end Medicare’s guaranteed benefit for Tennessee’s seniors (HB 0369/SB 0326) and move

it under TennCare. I am amazed she would even say anything about education, given her sorry record. Her ad advocates raising standards. And how would she do this? By increasing class size! The school voucher industry and their lobbyists are buying legislators right and left because they stand to make a huge profit. All indications are that Gresham is in their back pocket. Citizens in the 26th District deserve better than Dolores Gresham. Stella Garland Henderson

Holiday Mart Vendors sign up now Vendors are needed for the Saturday, Dec. 1, Holiday Mart, at Chester County Junior High School. This is a fundraiser for the Chester County High School Band. For further details, contact Alicia Owens (879-6075 or or Sharon Mays (217.1412 or

Bingo for Seniors Oct. 25 Henderson Villa Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s is hosting Bingo for Seniors, from 1 to 3 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 25, at 630 Kindra Dr., in Henderson. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 435-1219.

Princess Happy Hour Oct. 25 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the East Jackson Family Medical Center, Lexington Street, Jackson, invites you to “Princess Happy Hour,” a breast cancer awareness program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Survivors will talk about their journey through breast cancer. Certified Nurse Midwife, FMP, Gyn, Cynthia Early will be the keynote speaker. Refreshments and door prizes will be part of the program.

Girl Talk four week program starts Oct. 25 Girl Talk is a four-week program offered by Chester County UT Extension office. This program is designed for girls ages 9-12 and their mothers to come together in a classroom setting to discuss sexuality and their changing bodies. Goals of the class include promoting open communication within the family, create a lasting bond between mothers and daughters, increasing a girl’s positive self-esteem and providing factual information about sexuality. This class is a four-week class, taught in two-hour increments. The classes are 6 - 8 p.m. on Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, and 15 at the UT Extension office. The cost for each mother/daughter pair is $40. This includes all supplies, refreshments, door prizes, etc. that are provided to make each session fun and enjoyable! Reservations are required and space is limited! Scholarships may be available upon request and approval of scholarship application. For more information, call 989-2103.

Free clinical breast exam Oct. 27 It is almost Halloween but don’t be tricked … treat yourself to a free clinical breast exam on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the East Jackson Family Medical Center. This free screening is for ladies who do not have insurance and are either over 40, or are under 40 and have high risk factors. Please call the East Jackson Family Medical Center at 425-7900 for an appointment.

Little Eagles Pre-Season Basketball Clinic Oct. 27 The Little Eagles Pre-Season Basketball Clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27 in the CCHS gym. The clinic is open to boys and girls Kindergarten through fifthgrade. Campers will be instructed on basic basketball fundamentals. The cost is $25, and includes a T-shirt. All proceeds benefit CCHS boys’ basketball team. For more information contact Coach Tony Lambert at 989-8125 or email

Raising Money for St. Jude – Bike Run and Show Oct. 27 Tri-City Dice Runs and Bike Show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Tricky Air, 4635 State Route 100, Henderson. There will be two Dice Runs, 10 a.m. to noon, and 2 to 4 p.m. Either Dice Run costs $10 or $15 for both. The Bike Show costs $10 to enter, judging starts at 1 p.m., and the awards will be presented at 4:30 p.m. All money from Dice Runs and the Bike Show will go to St. Jude.

U of M Lambuth Campus Will Host Graduate School Recruitment Fair Oct. 30 The University of Memphis Lambuth Campus will host a Graduate School Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Jack Morris Ballroom of the Wilder Student Union. The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available off Maple Street near Burkett Street. A GRE Workshop will begin at 5 p.m., conducted by Dr. Karen Weddle-West, U of M vice provost for Graduate Programs. Graduate faculty, staff and students will be on hand to provide information about the U of M’s 25 doctoral degrees, 54 master’s degrees, 24 graduate certificates, and the education specialist degree. Prospective students can also learn about financial aid, scholarships and fellowship programs, and complete an online application for the U of M Graduate School. More information about the U of M Graduate School is available by phone at 901-678-4212 or online at

Christmas Thrift sale in November The Christmas thrift sale will be held in the month of November. This sale will consist of Christmas items only. To donate any Christmas items, new or used, please con-

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tact Teresa King at tking@charter,net or call 989-3669. All proceeds will benefit the Chester County Senior Citizens Center. Exact date and times will be announced at a later date.

Glow Fast 5K and 1 Mile fun run/walk – Nov. 2 “Glow-in-the-dark” 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk will be Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at No Xcuse Fitness, 123 Front St. Henderson, TN 38340. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., the 5K begins at 7:30 p.m., and at 7:35 p.m. the 1 mile begins. Pre-registration entry fees are $17 for the 5K and $12 for the 1 Mile. Preregistration closes on Mon, Oct 22. After Oct 22 and on race day, entry fees will be an additional $3. Age categories for the 5K are 12and-under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and up. Wear anything bright or reflective such as glow sticks, paint, tape, etc. Anything to be seen! Limited glow sticks will be provided. Shirts are only guaranteed to those who preregister. The course can be viewed at 496301. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Register online at or pick up an entry form at Clayton Bank & Trust.

Relay for Life Registration now open! The date for Relay for Life has been confirmed as May 17, 2013 at Chester County High School. Relay for Life registration is now open! Go to Chester and register your team. For the teams that register before Nov. 13, their name will be entered in a drawing for a bag full of Relay Goodies from ACS.

Fundraiser for Ronnie Anderson Nov. 2 On Friday, Nov. 2 at the Mifflin Mall join us for a fundraiser for Ronnie Anderson. The admission price is $6, and food plates will be ready by 7 p.m. and costs $5. There will be lots of entertainment with music starting at 7:30 p.m. Come join us for a fun evening.

Annual Fall Hog BBQ Festival Car Show Nov. 3 The second Annual Fall Hog BBQ Festival Car Show will be held at the historic Dixie Park in Selmer, Saturday, Nov. 3 in conjunction with the Fall Hog BBQ Festival. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and at 3 p.m. awards will begin. There is a $20 entry fee. There will be Top 75 awards, plus Best of Show Car and Truck, and sponsor trophies. For more information on the car show, call 697-9149. There will be live entertainment featuring B.B. King’s House Band, Lisa G and the Flic’s Pic’s, and Rhythm Kitchen along with local entertainers Maggie Grace Whitaker, Meredith Goodman and Liza Smith. Teams will be cooking for competition as well as selling the food. Admissions costs $3 and children 10 and under are free. There will be activities for the kids and great food for the whole family. For more information on the festival, call the McNairy Regional Alliance at 645-6360.

Benefit for Joe Kinchen Jr. Nov. 3 A benefit for Joe Kinchen Jr. will be held by the Finger and Henderson communities Saturday, Nov. 3, at A New Beginning Church, 938 Sol Colston Rd., Finger. At 3 p.m. a hotdog or hamburger plate will be available for $6, including dessert and drink. At 4 p.m. The Ross Family, and local singers from within the community, will be singing. There will be no charge for the singing, but a love offering will be taken. And at 5 p.m. the cakewalk and auction will begin. All during the benefit Brandi Bower will be taking photos with a variety of backdrops including holiday scenes, at $10 an image, with all proceeds going toward the benefit. For further information, call Pat Jones at 989-3402 or pastor Ken Kinchen at 6951878.

Roby volunteer fire department fall fundraiser Nov. 3 Roby volunteer fire department fall fundraiser will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. At 4:30 p.m. enjoy a chili supper, and at 6:30 p.m. the cake walk will begin. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lupus Foundation of America Car Show Nov. 3 The Lupus Foundation of America Car Show featuring cars, trucks, bikes and boats, will be presented by Mystical Illusions, Saturday, Nov. 3, at Beech Lake, in Lexington. All makes and models are welcome. Registration is $20 per vehicle, with dash plaques given to the first 50 who register. The event is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with registration from 8 – 11:30, at noon judging begins, and at 3 p.m. presentations will be made. The spectator fee is $5, children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 602-7149 or 614-7111.

Masseyville – Woodville Fire Station Fundraiser Nov. 3 The Masseyville-Woodville Fire Station is having a fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. Beginning at 4 p.m. there will be grilled hamburger and hotdog plates, with all the trimmings. The cakewalk begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a drawing for a $100 bill, and another drawing for a country ham. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Obituaries Brenda Guzman Mar. 25, 1944 - Oct. 16, 2012 Brenda Joyce Julian Guzman, 68, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel with Bro. Bobby Bray officiating. Burial followed in the Lake Hill Memory Gardens at Bethel Springs. She was born in Finger, the daughter of Johnnie Julian and the late Claire Neal Rouse Julian. She graduated Bethel Springs High School in 1962. She married Tony Guzman Sept. 20, 1963. They made their home at Finger. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Finger where she was very active in the church. She worked at Jackson Oaks Retirement Center and retired as a C.N.A. She is survived by her husband, Tony Guzman of Finger; two daughters, Pamela Renee Guzman Holly (Michael) of Tucson, Ariz., and Michelle GuzmanSchaffer (Brent) of Waverly Hall, Ga.; a son, Luis Antonio “Andy” Guzman Jr. (Micole) of Grandview, Mo.; six grandchildren; six sisters, Linda Davidson, Mary Baker, Bobbie Meeks, Shirley Forsyth, Jean Boyd and Kim Dotts; and four brothers, Alan Julian, Jacky Julian, Danny Julian and Paul Julian. She was preceded in death by two brothers, David Julian and Roger Julian. Memorials may be made to the Finger Baptist Church. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Oct. 25, 2012

Junior Vandiver Jan. 20, 1934 - Oct. 16, 2012 Eddie Junior Vandiver, 78, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at his home. Funeral services were Friday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Geary and Bro. Ken Kitchen officiating. Burial followed in Center Hill Cemetery in Henderson County. He was born in Milledgeville, the son of the late Ed and Hautie Weatherington Vandiver. He attended schools in Chester County and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After the service he returned to Chester County. He worked in construction, and later worked for Morris Pest Control, Blackwelders Pest Control, Homestead Pest Control and later Bemis Cotton Mill. He also operated a service station and grocery store. He was a member of the American Legion Post 90 and also served as the 8th District Commander Adjutant. He was a Baptist. He is survived by two daughters, Teresa Rodriquez (Rick) of Portland, and Sherry Lonon of Bemis; two sons, Roger Vandiver (Dianne) of Henderson, and Wade Vandiver of Henderson; six grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; four sisters, Juanita McBride of Pinson, Kathryn Bromley of Henderson, Reba Faye Taylor of Medina and Adeline Dowdy of Henderson; and one brother, Joseph Vandiver of Henderson. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Rachel Hudson, Pauline Vandiver and Raynelle Roberts; and four brothers, Lois Vandiver, Carl Vandiver, Murray Vandiver and Donald Ray Vandiver. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Oct. 25, 2012

Leonard ‘Len’ Carter April 8, 1920 - Oct. 16, 2012 Boyce Leonard Carter Jr., 92, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 20 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Bobby Rushing officiating. Burial followed with Military Honors at Woodlawn Cemetery at Enville. Mr. Carter was born in Mason, and grew up in Arlington, the son of the late Boyce Leonard Carter Sr. and Ida Lucille Anderson Carter. He attended schools in Shelby County and graduated from Bolton High School in 1938. He farmed and worked at Sears Roebuck. In 1941 he entered the U.S. Army during WWII and served in the South Pacific in the 158th Infantry. He made five amphibious landings, including Kiriwina Island, Sarmi River, Dutch East Indies, Lingayen in the Philippines and Legaspi. He returned in 1945, and in Sept. 1945 married Irene Spencer. They made their home in Memphis where he was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 29 years, retiring in 1982. They moved to Henderson in 1987. He was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., Chester County Lions Club and the Chester County Senior Citizens, where he served on the Executive Board. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church while they lived in Henderson. They moved to Jackson’s St. Mary’s Manor in Dec. 2000, returned to Henderson for a few years, and then he moved back to Jackson in 2010. Mrs. Carter died in 2008. He is survived by three brothers, Roy Carter of Saulsbury, Johnny Carter of Gilbertsville, Ky., and Dudley Carter of Cohasset, Mass.; a sister, Margaret Ellan Mason of Rochester, Mich.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a brother, Walker Carter. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Oct. 25, 2012

Janice Barnes Schmitt

Margaret Isbell Maness

Oct. 22, 1942 - Oct. 17, 2012 Dorothy Janice Barnes Schmitt, 69, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Dr. Roger Penn officiating. Burial followed in Henderson City Cemetery. She was born in Jackson and reared in Henderson, the daughter of Dorothy Louise Hearn Barnes Massey and the late Buford Gerald “Crockett” Barnes. She graduated Chester County High School in 1960, received a BS from Murray State University and a Masters from Michigan State. She married Carlos Schmitt, June 7, 1964 and they made their home in Ortonville, Mich. She started her teaching career in Wickliffe, Ky., then, Ortonville, Mich., Lancing, Mich., Miami, Fla.., Dell Ray Beach, Fla., Clayton County School System and then Thomaston, Ga., and retired after 33 years of teaching elementary education. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa (Honorary Organization for Women Educators) and served as Chapter President three times, Corresponding Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms, District Sergeant-at-Arms and District Chaplin. She organized a Chapter in Thomaston, Ga. She was also a member of the Tennessee Retired Teachers Association and the National Education Association. They moved to Henderson July 1, 2001. She was very active in the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Carlos Ray Schmitt of Henderson; a daughter, Carla Janice Schmitt (Mike) of Flowery Branch, Ga.; a grandson, Keegan Schmitt; and her mother, Dorothy Hearn Massey. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, James L. Massey. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Carlos and Janice (Barnes) Schmitt endowed scholarship at Murray State University.

Aug. 4, 1930 - Oct. 20, 2012 Margaret Isbell Maness passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Chester County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Henderson. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel. Burial followed in the Unity Cemetery. She was born in Chester County, the daughter of the late Floyd and Mallon Weir Maness. She attended School at Mifflin. She married Henry T. Jones in 1950. They lived in Memphis for several years where she worked at Kress Dept. Store and later received her nursing degree in 1955. She retired from Chester County Nursing Home. Margaret also had operated the Corner Grocery, was a distributor for Sealtest Milk Company and helped operate a cattle farm in the Glendale Community of Chester County. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Henderson and a past president. She was also a past president of the Memphis Nursing Association. She was a Baptist. Her hobbies and true enjoyment in life were her flower gardens, reading and coin collecting. She is survived by a son; Eddie Jones of Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1972; her parents; three brothers, Hobert Maness, Ralph Maness and Curtis Maness; and a very special friend, Lola Bea Graves.

Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Oct. 25, 2012

Velma Helms Fowler Oct. 8, 1922 - Oct. 20, 2012 Mrs. Velma Helms Fowler passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 20, at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral Services were Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel will burial in the Roby Cemetery. She was born in Henderson County, daughter of the late W.T. and Flora Moody Helms. She attended School in the Roby Community of Chester County. She was married to Claude Fowler on May 14, 1940. They had made their home in Chester County. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Her hobbies and enjoyment in life were her family, quilting, flower gardening, and scrapbooking. She is survived by five daughters; Virginia Boggs (Paul) of Friendsville, Carolyn Watson (Arthur) of Harvest, Ala., Doris Jones (Billy Joe) of Bells, Janice Moody (Collis) of Reagan, and Betty Swafford (Jerry) of Reagan; seven sons, Charles Fowler (Martha) of Brownsville, Jimmy Fowler (Eddy Dale) of Luray, Joseph Fowler (Patricia) of Orange Park, Fla., Ricky Fowler of Reagan, Donald Fowler (Patricia) of Henderson, Bruce Fowler ( Donna) of Medon, and Danny Fowler (Maureen) of Henderson; four sisters, Faye Helms and Lona Helms both of Reagan, Beatrice Stone of Jacks Creek, and Lucille Millner of Sardis; one brother, Tom Helms of Reagan; 25 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a daughter, Vernice Fowler. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Oct. 25, 2012

Virginia Stumph Morrison Mar. 17, 1928 - Oct. 19, 2012 Virginia Lee Stumph Morrison, 84, passed away Oct. 19, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Brad Patterson officiating. Burial followed in Cave Springs Cemetery in Chester County. She was born and reared in the Phillips School Community of Chester County, the daughter of the late Oliver and Florence Smith Stumph. She graduated from Chester County High School in 1945 and graduated Freed-Hardeman College in 1947. She married David Morrison and they made their home in Jackson and moved back to the farm at Montezuma in 1965, making their home there since that time. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Henderson for 47 years. She worked at the Fashion Shoppe and Essary’s Florist. She was an active and founding member of the Montezuma Community Center. She loved to travel and particularly enjoyed trips to Reelfoot Lake to view the eagles. She is survived by her husband, David William Morrison Sr. of Henderson; a son, David William Morrison Jr. of Henderson; two daughters, Sandra Morrison Allen of Brighton, and Vicki Morrison Finley of Henderson; two grandchildren, Michelle Allen Newman and Joshua Walter Morrison; and a great-grandson, Tucker Allen Newman. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Charles Stumph. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Oct. 25, 2012

Singing There will be a singing at Old Path Baptist Church

at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. The featured singers will be the Fincher’s from Frog Jump. You are cordially invited to join us. For directions call Paul Peterson at 688-0052 or 608-6942.

Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Oct. 25, 2012

Fae Beene Oct. 14, 1932 - Oct. 21, 2012 Charlie Fae Beene, 80, passed away Oct. 21, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Wednesday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel. Burial followed in Chester County Memory Gardens. She was born in Perry County, the daughter of the late Charles and Flossie Inman Curry. She moved to Illinois as a young woman and graduated high school there. She married Quinton Edris in 1950. They made their home in Springfield, Ill. Mr. Edris passed away. She later worked as a social worker in Springfield, Ill., Missouri and Memphis; she also kept foster children, and later became a nurse working at Jackson Madison County General Hospital and Maplewood Nursing Home. She was married to Curtis Beene Dec. 28, 2005. Mr. Beene died in April 2011. She was a member of the Finger Church of Christ. She is survived by four children, Debby Edris, Gary Edris, Kym Edris and Phil Edris; grandchildren; a nephew with whom she had lived, Bobby Brown (Kathy) of Finger; and two special great-nieces whom she considered her own, Katrece and Michelle. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Oct. 25, 2012

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CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT October 15, 2012 A 32-inch black flat screen Emerson LCD television valued at $440 was reported stolen from a Woodland Drive apartment. A theft report was taken at Oden’s BP on North Church Ave. According to the report, the complainant stated her purse had been stolen in McNairy County on Oct. 13, and she was reporting that her debit card had been used at Oden’s on Sunday Oct. 14. Henderson Police department is investigating the incident. October 17, 2012 David Aaron Meeks, 21, 1595 Lott Road, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $300 bond. October 18, 2012 Carrie May Thomas, 66, 665 Luray Ave., was arrested and charged with domestic assault and domestic vandalism. She was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $1,000 bond. October 19, 2012 A wallet was reportedly stolen from a vehicle. According to the report, the wallet was a brown trifold leather, and contained personal identification, bank debit card and $800 in cash including four onehundreds and 20 $20’s. Michaela Roseann Hale, 25, 280 Homestead Lane, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and schedule III controlled substance, open container and possession of schedule III controlled substance. She is held in the Chester County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. October 20, 2012 A vehicle hit and run was reported. According to the report, the incident allegedly occurred sometime between Oct. 16 and Oct. 17, and that the complainants vehicle suffered damage to the passenger side front quarter and bumper. Katherine Ann Comer, 22, 699 Maple Woods Lane, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and domestic vandalism. She is held in the Chester County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. Julie Anne Mosier, 23, 120 Chad Lane, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license and violation of the vehicle financial

responsibility act. She was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $300 bond. October 21, 2012 Howard Clifton South, 52, 530 Woods Drive, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He is held in the Chester County Jail in lieu of a $250 bond. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT October 15, 2012 9:15 a.m. - 203 E. University St., FreedHardeman University, Benson Hall, false alarm. October 16, 2012 3:45 p.m. - 3825 Hwy 45 N, motor vehicle accident. October 17, 2012 3:42 p.m. - 270 E. Main St., Freed-Hardeman University, Brown Kopel, false alarm. 4 p.m. - 355 University St., Freed-Hardeman University, Sewell Hall, dryer fire. October 18, 2012 12:49 a.m. - 270 E. Main St., Freed-Hardeman University, Brown Kopel, false alarm. October 20, 2012 11:27 a.m. - 1 E. University St., FreedHardeman University, Tyler Hall, food on the stove activated alarm. October 22, 2012 5:11 p.m. - 310 E. University St., Heritage Towers, food on the stove activated alarm. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT October 15, 2012 Prescription medication and other items were reportedly stolen from a residence on Weaver Thomas Road. Missing items included 28 7.5mg Hydrocodones, a five-pack of men’s Fruit of the Loom tank tops, size small, valued at $8, a ten-pack of men’s tube socks valued at $10, a clear plastic jewelry box containing 75 to 100 baby shark teeth valued at $30, and a pair of toenail clippers valued at $2. October 17, 2012 A St. Rt. 225 resident reported the possible theft of mail from a personal mailbox. A burglary was reported at an Old Jacks Creek Road residence. Missing items include three Dell computers valued at $500 each, two of which had new 19-inch flat screen AOC monitors and the other had a smaller Dell monitor; a Brother’s fax machine valued at $300; cordless phone valued at $75; and three calculators valued at $50. Dorteiz Horatio

Genesy, 21, 1895 Clark’s Creek Road, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $300 bond. Thomas John Northam, 22, 318 Iris St., was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $1,000 bond. October 18, 2012 A Chester County resident reported the fraudulent use of a personal Visa debit card with First Bank. Reportedly, three separate transactions totaling approximately $800 were made at a Wal-Mart store in Georgia. Christopher Blake Brown, 26, Finger, was arrested and charged with theft. He is held in the Chester County Jail in lieu of a $2,000 bond. Brown was arrested in connection with a theft report filed with the Chester County Sheriff’s Department on Oct. 17, regarding a Cat Dozer pan, extension for trailer and two rear wheel tractor weights, which were allegedly stolen from an Enville Road property and then according to the report were allegedly sold by the suspect to a recycling company. October 19, 2012 A Chester County resident reportedly received a call from an unknown 876number stating he had won a million dollars, and needed to transfer a certain amount of money from his bank account into an account specified by the caller. The Chester Countian recognized the call as a scam and reported it. Several items were reported stolen from a property on Jones Road. Items known to be missing at the time of the report included old combine parts, disc blades, truck parts, an old tiller, push mower, trampoline frame, swing set and two tractor batteries. Ronald Lee Bates, 43, 463 White Ave., was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession and driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $3,250 bond. October 20, 2012 A Chester County resident reported the trespassing of an older model truck on her property. According to the report, the truck had pulled into her drive and turned

around, then returned approximately 30 minutes later and pulled in closer to her house. Reportedly, the resident stated she went out onto her porch, armed, and the truck sped away, striking two trees in the process, and losing pieces of the bumper as well as a bag of garbage. The bumper pieces and garbage was turned over to the Sheriff’s Department for processing. Eric Deshun Adams, 25, Savannah, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $500 bond. Thomas D. Blackwell, 36, Jackson, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $250 bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT October 10, 2012 4:40 p.m. - New Friendship Road, grass fire, Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department responding. October 17, 2012 8:45 p.m. - 440 Frank Latham Road, cooking set off alarm, Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department responding. 11:02 p.m. - 1320 Bear Creek Road, lightning, Deanburg Volunteer Fire Department responding. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT Charles A. Case Jr., 54, Jackson, was found guilty of being a habitual traffic offender. He was sentenced to two years in a TDOC facility to serve 30 percent prior to release eligibility, receiving credit for time served pretrial, to serve. He also was found guilty of violation of open container law and was sentence to 30 days on the Chester County Jail receiving credit for time served pretrial. He was ordered to pay all court costs plus $50 in fines. Katherine Shields, 52, Adamsville, was found to be in violation of probation. Her probation was revoked and reinstated, sentence not to begin anew, receiving credit for time served on referenced cases. She is also ordered to complete long term inpatient alcohol and drug treatment, and to be supervised.

Two more plead guilty in teacher test scam Carlos Shaw, 37, of Memphis and Shantell Shaw, 40, of Memphis – who are not related to one another – have pled guilty to charges related to the teacher certification cheating scam led by ringleader Clarence Mumford Sr., 59, of Memphis, announced United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, Edward L. Stanton III on Thursday. These pleas, along with previous guilty pleas by John Bowen, 63, of Memphis and Felippia Kellogg, 42, of Memphis, bring to four the total number of guilty pleas

thus far in Mumford Sr.’s teacher certification cheating scam. The original indictment in the case, filed in July 2012, charged Mumford Sr. with orchestrating a scheme that began as early as 1995 to pay testtakers to take teacher certification examinations on behalf of teachers and hopeful teachers. “Today’s guilty pleas are another step in the ongoing effort to uncover anyone involved in this conspiracy and ensure that they are held accountable for their unethical and illegal acts,” said U.S Attorney

Stanton. “These prosecutions are critical to protecting the integrity of our education system, preserving the reputation of honest, hard-working educators, and guaranteeing our students get the quality education they deserve.” In previous guilty plea hearings, Bowen and Kellogg admitted being paid by Mumford to take numerous tests. Bowen admitted that after he met Mumford Sr. during the 1994-1995 school year – when Bowen was a substitute teacher and Mumford Sr. was the assistant principal at

Humes Junior High School – he took at least three to four tests per year from 2000 to 2010. Kellogg admitted that after she met Mumford in May 2009, she took a number of tests over a one and a half year period and received approximately $4,000 from Mumford. This investigation is being conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the United States Secret Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Fabian and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirby May represent the government.

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“Halloween” film creator explains “Why we love horror” Why do we pay to watch scary movies? Irwin Yablans, creator of the “Halloween” films that forever changed the genre, says the answer’s easy. “When done right, a horror movie evokes an involuntary response involving fear, excitement, repulsion and fascination,” says Yablans, (, author of the new memoir, The Man Who Created Halloween. In it, he details his rise as a successful independent producer, sales chief for Paramount Pictures and head of Orion Pictures. His masked creepster Michael Myers, who debuted in 1978, spawned a wave of iconic horror characters, and a new way to do business in Hollywood. “Too many commentators focus on the cost of making a film, and how much the lead actors were paid,” he says. “But, from a producer’s point of view, the most important money question is: Is our movie worth the $10 ticket price?” Yablans shares his views on why we love to be horrified: • Universal appeal: Horror will always tantalize the masses because it touches a visceral emotional response within everyone – unlike other genres. Not everyone finds the same things funny, for example, but just about everyone finds the same things scary, he

says. “Horror connects on that most fundamental level. A truly frightening boogieman, a likeable protagonist and sympathetic victims puts audiences right in the shoes of the characters being chased,” he says. • The difference between horror and horrible, and fan loyalty: As a boy, Yablans grew up in a poor tenement in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, listening to radio shows that relied on “theater of the mind” narratives, which captured the imaginations of listeners. He used this approach with the Halloween film series. “Too many of today’s horror films rely on blood and guts to coax gross-out responses from audiences,” Yablans says.“ ‘Halloween’ was successful, in large part, because it played more on the mind, where fear lives.” Horror fans tend to give new movies the benefit of the doubt, and if the first one is good, then they’ll return for parts two and three, he says. • Cost-effective: Most of the greatest horror film franchises began with modest budgets, including “Night of the Living Dead,” $114,000; the first “Halloween,” $320,000; and “The Blair Witch Project,” $35,000. Each of those movies were wildly successful, grossing millions. The “Friday the 13th” series, inspired from the success of “Halloween,” has earned a worldwide total

Ladies’ Day Holiday Mart Nov. 3

Edward Hearns, Associate Pastor of Temple Church of God in Christ in Parsons, will be the facilitator. For more information, you may contact Juanita Szaabo, 394-4789, 2348448, or email or m.

Ladies’ Day Holiday Mart will be at First Baptist Church in Henderson, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. There will be an inspirational speaker, music, 18 vendors, lunch will be available and lots of Fellowship. All are invited to attend.

25th anniversary service Oct. 26 Bro. and Sis. Stone invite you to come celebrate 25 years of serving the Lord at Souls Harbor Apostolic Church, 713 Peach Chapel Rd., at Scotts Hill. Special guests for the event include Bro. Larry Carter and Pastor Tony White (Killeen, Texas) bringing the message. The “Stone Gospel” will also be singing. This is a day to rejoice in the Lord! Come to worship and celebrate with us. There will be food and fellowship after church.

Harvest Time’s Annual Men’s Day Oct. 28 Harvest Time Church of God in Christ, 414 Beechwood Ave., is pleased to announce its Annual Men’s Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. The theme for this program is Men Walking With God, inspired by Micah 6:8. Come be a part of fellowship and spirit filled worship. Elder

Coat Drive ends Nov. 18 First Baptist Church is sponsoring a Coat Drive for the children in Chester County. If you would like to participate, you may bring a new, school approved coat, or $20, to the church by Sunday, Nov. 18. For more information, call 989-2626.

Six Year Anniversary and Harvest Day Nov. 4 Forty Forks Baptist Church, 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs, is excited to announce the celebration of the six-year anniversary of the reopening of the church and Harvest Day. The morning will consist of special music, singing and preaching, and a pot-luck meal will follow. Sunday school will be held at 9 a.m., and worship services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., also at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Come join us in this great day! Pastor: Bro. Randy Smith. for more information. call 610-1716 or 4390552.

of $465 million. “There have been many failures, but the genre is one of the best bets in the film industry,” he says. • Great marketing: Yablans’ legendary horror series appropriated a children’s holiday, Halloween, and made it exciting for adults. “Everyone wants to be young again – at least sometimes,” he says. Other successful horror franchises – “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Friday the 13th” and “Scary Movie” copied Yablans’ branded approach: recognizable titles, costumes or makeup and theme music. About Irwin Yablans Irwin Yablans is the executive producer and creator of the “Halloween” film series, which forever changed the horror genre and the old studio system. His new autobiography, “The Man Who Created Halloween,” details a true rags-to-riches tale of a boy who grew up in a roach-invested tenement in Brooklyn to become the man who transformed society’s view of a children’s holiday. Yablans’ influence in Hollywood includes setting the standard for a new breed of independent producers and filmmakers, the discovery of famed director John Carpenter and advocating for studio support of one of the most acclaimed films in history, Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now.”

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Getting your GED: “Walk out on faith” and “you can do it” By Marney E. Gilliam Staff Writer

Education is something that many of us take for granted. We may feel it is a right of every American child to attend school and ultimately graduate with all the pomp and circumstance that involves. But for some, whether by their own choice or through circumstances that were beyond their control, graduation never comes; at least not a traditional graduation. But there is no reason they cannot don a cap and gown later in life and enjoy all the benefits that come from attaining their goal of a high school education. These are the non-traditional graduates, those that may have families and a job and yet still never gave up their dream of holding that piece of paper that declares that they can move ahead in their lives and in the working world. With a General Equivalency Diploma they can get a better job or pursue a college education. Maybe you are one of those people who always thought about getting your GED, but for whatever reason have put it off. This story is for you.

Brenda Tedford kindles a passion for learning

Brenda Tedford provides instruction for Bobby Harris, and Lindzie Amos. Tedford has taught on the Secondary and Collegiate level for over 40 years. they have created and shares that “there are opportunities for those that obtain the GED. Ninety-eight percent of colleges accept the GED credential. Ninety-six percent of employers accept it as an equivalent to a high school diploma.” Obtaining a GED gives people a better opportu-

Thomas Leach: “Can’t” Is Not in His Vocabulary

Thomas Leach and Bobby Harris work math problems together. Leach says Harris has so much practical wisdom that he shares with younger students. Maybe you are just looking for a little inspiration; something to bring a smile to your face. Well this story is for you, too. Because this is the story of those who fought and fought hard. This is a story of winners! And here is their story, and like all great stories, it starts with a man on a mission - Thomas Leach. Leach is the Supervisor of the Chester County GED Program and has worked with Adult Education in Chester County for four years. He works specifically with the GED program and “provide the second chance opportunity for the student who did not obtain his high school diploma.” He is proud of the program

nity for jobs, to provide for their family, or make additional income. There are so many more opportunities for those with a GED as opposed to high school dropouts. Getting a GED is a process like any other. Before you can dive headfirst into classes, an applicant goes through pre-testing to find out what the student knows and what they need help on, and then formulate a plan to help students move forward. The staff works with those facing hardships such as lack of transportation or childcare. For those students, take home materials are offered. The GED program is funded through a grant from the Tennessee Department

of Labor and Workforce Development, the preparation they conduct for the GED test costs nothing, but there is a $55 fee for the GED itself. To offset that fee, Leadership Chester County had a booth at the Chester County Barbeque Festival to raise awareness of the GED program and to raise funds to help students pay their testing fees. The length of time it takes to acquire a GED depends on the educational level of the students and can vary from a few hours to several weeks. Some students may take longer than that to be fully prepared to pass the test. The test preparation is self paced and the classes are divided based on skill level. They are taught twice a week in two-hour increments. The test lines up with the core standards that are required of every high school graduate. In 2014, the test will get harder to reflect the increased national core standards. It will then be a computer based test, it will be more difficult and will cost twice as much. Leach is making a push to encourage anyone who has ever even thought of getting their GED to do it now before it becomes that much harder to do so. He has seen an increase in the number of people who need the GED program because of the downturn in the economy. More employers are requiring a high school diploma or GED for hiring. So that is the GED program in a nutshell. But, maybe you are asking yourself about the people involved. Maybe you still doubt your ability to be a part of this program or maybe you are still looking for that inspiration we talked about earlier Well, let’s talk specifics. Here are the stories of real students, real adults who went back to school, who faced obstacles in their life that many people thought they would never overcome. But they did overcome it all and are happy to share their stories. Across the board, every one of these individuals want you, the reader, the person sitting on their sofa right now looking at this article and wondering if you can do it, to know that YOU CAN! Think of them as your personal cheerleaders! And here are the stories they shared to inspire you!

The Child Who Never Saw a Classroom

to achieve her GED, she also worked at a department store for five years in sporting goods and then as a seamstress working on uniforms. “In between all of that I was going to classes.” She

The Man Who Aspires to Inspire

Leach took him under his wing and Smith says “he won’t let you quit. He’ll keep calling you. He’ll call you everyday if he feels like he has to” encouraging you to take the tests.

strive long enough, I can make it.” When she is finished with her GED, Harville Patricia Harville is a wants to focus on moti61-year old woman workvating others. “You can ing toward her GED. do anything if you put When she was a child, your mind [to] it. But you she dreamed of being a have to want to do nurse or a social it. Now, if you worker, but due to don’t want it severe medical you’re just wastissues she never set ing your time and foot inside a schoolthe teacher’s house. When time.” She wants Harville was born to thank all the she spent almost teachers and staff the entire first year that have been of her life in the involved in her hospital. Hospital education. staff thought she Above all, would never walk. Harville encourHer father believed ages others to that she would live not be afraid to go her entire life on back. “... When the farm with her Patricia Harville had never set foot you take that family, but Harville inside a classroom but has never been test, you go in, says “God and I had deterred from achieving her GED. take a deep another plan. And Through multiple illnesses and setbacks breath and my mother always she has maintained her determination. always say ‘Here said ‘they didn’t tell was also battling illness. I am Lord, me and you’ me that I wouldn’t She had a double kidney and … just go for it.” walk.’” transplant in July 2005. According to Harville, if Harville’s brothers She was back in the hos- you are thinking of going and sisters would come pital in 2006 with an back to get your GED home from school and infection caused by the “walk out on faith” and teach her what they had anti-rejection drugs. “you can do it. Because learned that day. Harville Meanwhile, the GED you’re going to have also learned much of her program was cut from those doubts. You are vocabulary by watching the high school and there going to have those television and singing in were no classes for fears.” Some may believe the choir. As an adult, awhile. they are too old or they Harville worked as a When the program will never use their seamstress until she was reopened in another GED. When she was came to Tennessee and location, Harville questioned by others as married Hugh Harville. enrolled again. When to why she would want a She then worked at their that faded out, she GED at her age her business, Harville Lures. attended on White response was “Because But the dream of Avenue at the it’s for me. ... Because achieving her GED was Technology Center. this is what I want.” She never far from her mind. Her plan was to com- reminds everyone that at “When I was at home my plete her studies this some point in their life brothers’ and sisters’ pic- year but her mother has they had a dream and tures are up on the wall been sick and she has they should never let go and I’m in the middle but had to travel back and of that. They should I don’t have a cap and forth to Mississippi. But never give up. gown. But I was going to if this year is not her Harville wants chilchange that.” She was year, she knows next dren today to stay in particularly inspired by year will be. school. “I don’t care how her mother who received She states “if you ever bad things [are] at her GED in her 60s. get discouraged, don’t school, always stay there Harville started the give up because if you until you achieve your GED process at St. give up that means goal. Because one day, Vincent High School. you’re defeated. You you are going to need When she started taking always have to look for that. You’re going to need tests out there no one opportunities. … I that opportunity ... that could believe that she always tell people, ‘We you had. ... You’re going had never seen the fall down but we get up.’ to regret it.” She inside of a classroom. ...There is no such thing reminds children “You She excelled in math, as ‘I cannot’. I may not be can be anything you can vocabulary, social studies able to do it like some imagine yourself to be in and science. While trying other people, but if I this society.” out of high school all the more. He felt he retained more as a young person Richie Smith is 37. As then than he does now. a child he wanted to be a When he gets discourtruck driver and he made aged he says that what it to twelfth grade. “I keeps him going is “partwas failing English and ly pride of not wanting to me and the teacher didfail. A lot to do with the n’t see eye to eye...I kids. If I give up that’s could get a job. It was no pretty much making it big deal. And back then OK for them to give you could get a job a up. Because who am whole lot easier than I to say ‘well you you can now. Now need to go to colyou have to have a lege. You need to GED if not more continue your than a GED.” education.’ ‘Well After he quit you didn’t daddy’. school he started What do you say working and he has to that? There’s worked “several nothing you can decent paying job say if you failed at over the years and that.” made it really well” Smith took the but as his children got GED test and ended up older, he didn’t want being in the top two perthem to think it was OK cent of traditional high to drop out of school. He wants Richie Smith wants to inspire his kids school graduates. them to further to never give up on gaining their edu- He thanks Leach their education cation and ultimately achieving their for pushing him. Smith is currently beyond high school dreams. in the pre engiso they won’t struggle and have work at a Leach’s strategy is posi- neering program at reinforcement, Jackson State profession that is “rough tive on your body.” His wife every student utilizing Community College and pushed him to go back their potential in a low wants to ultimately environment. become a mechanical after she had gotten her stress GED. She told him that Leach is looking for best engineer. He encourages he was too smart and he efforts not any particular kids to stay in school and was wasting it by not test score. “He makes it those who are thinking having “that piece of where it’s nothing going about getting their GED to come to the paper saying that you’re to take the test.” But it wasn’t easy H e n d e r s o n C h e s t er smart.” Technology When Smith started at going back and made County the Technology Center Smith regret dropping Center and see Leach.

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A Man Who Made His Mother Proud Roger Lawrence II is 36-years old. When he was a kid he wanted to be a police officer, but he only made it to his freshman year in high school. He explained that he was originally from St. Louis and at the time he was starting high school in 1990, the city was intermingling schools and a riot broke out. As Lawrence was leaving the school building he was handed a gun by another student as a mob approached. He threw the gun into a storm drain and ran and never looked back. By the time the state intercepted him, he was about to turn 16 and they couldn’t force him back into school. Things only got worse from there. In 1992, he had taken the GED classes and was ready to take the GED test, when he received a phone call that his baby sister had been shot and killed. He immediately quit the GED process. His life spiraled downward and he turned to “drugs, alcohol. By ‘95 my dad dies of a heroin overdose. By then I’m out of it ... just totally out of my mind and not caring. If I ain’t got a gallon of Jack by my side and drugs in front of me, I’m not happy. ‘99 my mom dies of cancer. Totally lose it. Lost my job in 2008.” It all began to turn

around when Lawrence moved to Chester County. “Been here a little over three years. I

when he looked over the audience half of the people were crying. He wants to share his story

Roger Lawrence II was denied the chance at an education due to the threat of violence. Now he is a proud graduate of the GED program. don’t do drugs, I don’t drink alcohol. Thanks to Mr. Thomas and Ms. Brenda (Tedford), their patience, their determination to help somebody, I now have a GED and a future.” Lawrence spoke at his graduation. While giving his speech, Lawrence’s thoughts turned to his mother and how worried she had been about him before she died. By the time he was done explaining his story, he says “all I could do was look up to heavens and say ‘Rest in Peace, Mom. You’re son’s got a future.’” Though he didn’t think his story would have that much impact,

The Man Who Never Gave Up

excelled at other subjects such as math, he couldn’t read well. “This last time I prayed about it and admitted I had a reading problem and once I started confessing I had a

If anyone would like to enroll, they can contact Leach at the Tennessee Technology Center at 989-9407, and he will set up an orientation for them. “Anyone without the equivalency of a high school diploma is eligible for Adult Education.” Brenda Tedford, one of the GED instructors, says the number one barrier is “their own confidence. ... I think a lot of it is they

don’t think they can. ... You have to teach them ‘I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.’ It is a demanding curriculum, I will tell you that much. As a former high school teacher and a college teacher, this is a demanding curriculum. Don’t sell it short.” While it may be difficult to return to school and attain your GED, know that there are people out

because “if somebody can go through what I’ve been through ... and come out and accomplish getting my high school equivalency and [be] ready to go to college at 36.” He gets a far off look as he continues “Ready to go to college. Ready to be somebody.” He encourages children to stay in school “You don’t have a high school diploma, a GED, you don’t survive. You will not be able to get employment.” Lawrence has seen the worst that life has to offer. He has picked himself up by his bootstraps. Now he wants to be a computer programmer and is well on his way.

use audio-cassettes and read along with them to study. While he could read Garry Stinnett is a 51blueprints as part of his year old. Growing up he construction career, other wanted to be a scientist or a words were difficult for him truck driver because his to master. It took him about father was a truck driver. a year and a half to get his Unfortunately, Stinnett GED using the audio-casnever attained either settes. He failed the GED dream in part because his test three times but on the family moved around so fourth try, he passed it. On much while he was a child. the day he passed it, “I was born in Memphis Stinnett found out that he and I went to a lot of had a blood clot in his schools in Memphis. … lung. He had been in a Then we moved over to great deal of pain for two West Memphis. My dad months and had to get moved us around a lot immediate treatment. when I was little ... Then Stinnett says that readwe moved down to ing when he was in school Mississippi and I went to and even trying to read as several schools in part of his GED preparaMississippi. … I know of Garry Stinnett overcame hard- tion and testing discourone year I guess we ship and dyslexia to accomplish aged him. “I would have moved five times in one his goal of getting a GED. Now never had gotten it withschool year.” he is setting his sites on a better out the cassette tapes. I But there was another life. never would have passed hardship that held it. Never.” Stinnett says Stinnett back. Unbeknownst to him or reading problem, doors that now he reads better anyone else, he was dyslex- started opening for me. than ever before. Leach is proud of ic. Stinnett made it to the And we went to Mr. eighth grade before drop- Thomas [Leach] and me Stinnett for fighting long ping out of school. “I start- and my wife talked to him. and hard for his GED ed going to work. I was And he said ‘we’ll try to get “12,204 testers took the behind in school. I’d failed you tested for …. GED last year. Only three so many grades.” At the Dyslexia,’” and testing used the audio-cassette. time he quit, Stinnett was determined he was in fact Garry is one of those.” He took the test by audio-casabout 16 and so he went to dyslexic. “I knew I couldn’t learn sette as well and “aced four work for a construction company. When the con- how to read during my of the five parts,” according struction business began to school years. I don’t know to Leach. When he got discourdry up, he went to work for why. I guess it’s a problem First Baptist Church. He between the sounds of the aged, Stinnett says he also began the GED pro- letters and the words. ... I would “lean on God. He gram at the Chester guess mostly my problem pulled me through it.” Now that he has a GED, County Technology Center. is picking out where the sounds of the letters go and Stinnett is thinking about “I needed to further my education so I could get a words and stuff. … It’s going into maintenance or the heating and air program better job because con- mixed up to me.” After testing, Stinnett at the Tennessee struction work, house building and stuff, had dried started the GED program Technology Center. but it was “tough” for him. Stinnett encourages up...” The worst part was trying children today to stay in Stinnett had tried to get his GED a couple of times to tackle language sections school. “It’d be easier to in the past but never of the curriculum because get your high school diplothought he would be able to it was hard for him to write ma than your GED. They pass the test. While he the essays. He was able to say it’s going to be … hardthere, whether it be Leach, Tedford and the entire faculty and staff of the Tennessee Technology Center or your fellow classmates, that want you to succeed. They will be a shoulder to lean on in hard times, will help you if you fall, and in the end will be behind you as you cross the stage to receive that paper that will be the first step toward a better life.

The Man Who Didn’t Want to End Up Broken

about the importance of getting his GED. While he had been discouraged as a teen trying to go to school and work three jobs, now

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GED. He has truly enjoyed attending his GED classes. He wants to start in computer programing at Darryl Ruth is 31 and the Technology Center if the only person in he scores high his family who enough on his did not get a high GED testing. school diploma. To children who When Ruth was a are thinking of kid he wanted to quitting school be a computer Ruth says technician and he “they’re going attended Jacks to regret it. Creek Apostolic Especially in School and their late 20’s. Christian Life You don’t think Academy. He about it till you started working get a little older when he was in because if you seventh grade. learn a skilled By the time he trade, you’re was 15, he had making plenty three jobs and of money, you plenty of money. don’t think He saw no need about getting for school and old, breaking quit his freshman down. My brothyear. Now the er’s only 36 and c o n s t r u c t i o n Darryl Ruth gave up on education due to the he can barely siren call of the money he could make in conbusiness that walk from doing brought him struction. He only later found out the toll it drywall.” He wealth at an early would take on his body and elected to return to encourages oththe path toward higher education. age has diminers to pursue ished out and he their GED. has watched his brothers’ with a little experience “Everyone makes you feel bodies deteriorate under under his belt, he was welcome matter what the stress of drywall work. excited to go back for his you education level ...” His brothers have begged him to get out of the business and get his GED. He is going back to get his GED now because he wants to be an example to his children He was inspired by his brother who joined the Navy and amassed “so many degrees it’s not even funny.” His brother and mother “preached” to him er this coming year because it’s going to be on computers. ... That’s why I went ahead and tried it and finished mine up this year... . … I would tell a kid to stay in school and get his education for sure because the way the economy is, there’s a lot of competition out there and if somebody [doesn’t] have their high school diploma or GED, they really [don’t have any] hope.” He emphasizes that children should get education above and beyond high school or a GED in order to be competitive in today’s job market. To those thinking of going back to get their GED, Stinnett states, “I’d tell them that would be the best thing for them.” He believes that those without a high school diploma really need their GED. He hopes his GED will help him if he wants to continue in school or move to another job. To those out there who are nervous about trying to get their GED, Stinnett says “I want them to know there is help out there for them. And they need to seek it and try to get. Try to get their GED.” He encourages them to be tested if they need to in order to find out if they have a learning disability that is impairing their ability to learn.

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UT Extension questions and answers:

Tips for a healthier Halloween By Michele Sides UT Extension Agent

Make your Halloween season healthier this year by getting plenty of physical activity to help counter-balance all the sweet treats you devour. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther from the front door of the store, and walk in the neighborhood as a family for exercise. You can use party games to get the kids active. Find fun things for them to do at fall parties that encourage movement … sack races and scavenger hunts are two great choices! Providing small inexpensive toys that promote activity, rather than candy, is another great alternative to the traditional snacks that will encourage a healthier Halloween. Help your children enjoy Halloween without overindulging on all the sweet treats available. Teach them to choose

wisely and to eat their treats in moderation. Popcorn is a great alternative to sugary snacks for classroom fall parties. The following are some ways to make it extra “creepy” for parties! Bony fingers – Fill clear plastic gloves (the type designed for wearing in the kitchen while preparing food) with popcorn. Tie the end with orange and black ribbon. Halloween mix – By mixing Halloween candy with popcorn, you cut back on the total amount of candy offered. Fill a sandwich bag with popcorn for each child. Combine popcorn with any of the following: raisins, other dried fruit, candy corn, jelly beans or

chocolate candy coated pieces (like M&M’s). Ghosts – wrap small popcorn balls in plastic wrap. Place the wrapped ball in the middle of a large, sturdy white napkin and tie the napkin together over the popcorn ball with white string so the ends of the napkin hang out to form the body. Draw a scary face on it with a marker. Have fun this Halloween, but think safety and good health first! It’s always ok to treat yourself a little, but moderation is the key! If you want more information or fun tips to keep your Halloween safe, healthy and fun, you can contact your local UT Extension office at 989-2103.

Sun exposure is especially dangerous on tropical vacations Planning an escape to sunny shores? Travelers should be advised that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun plays a significant role in the development of skin cancer, and the concentrated sun exposure received during a tropical vacation is especially dangerous. While cumulative sun damage increases your lifetime risk of skin cancer, intense, intermittent exposure is the pattern shown to result in melanoma (the most serious form of skin cancer); it also is believed to play a part in basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common form of skin cancer. This kind of periodic, concentrated UV exposure frequently causes sunburn and severely damages the skin. “In situations involving intense UV exposure, even those who are dedicated to protecting their skin from the sun need to be extra cautious,” said Perry Robins, MD, President, The Skin Cancer Foundation. “Prolonged sun exposure is always dangerous, but this type of extreme exposure after spending many months indoors is particularly hazardous.” Research shows that intense, intermittent sun exposure plays an important role in the development of melanoma. Having numerous moles is a risk factor for melanoma, and according to a study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, white English women who vacation in hot countries

have 74 percent more moles than those who have never vacationed in tropical climates. The researchers determined that the association was greater in women who took these holidays between the ages of 18 and 29, and that their moles were more likely to appear on the trunk and lower limbs — areas typically covered up in everyday life and thus more vulnerable to sunburn and other sun damage from the intense exposure often sustained during hot-weather vacations. If you're fleeing the cold, The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends protecting yourself with these warm weather vacation tips: Cover up! Wearing more clothes may seem counter-intuitive at the beach or pool, but sarongs, long sleeves, and wraps will shade your skin and help keep you cool. Accessorize: Sunglasses that block the sun's UV radiation will help protect your eyes from conditions ranging from cataracts to macular degeneration, while a broad-brimmed hat (with at least a 3" brim all around) will help protect the top of your head, neck, face, ears, and scalp. Beware of Reflection: Surfaces such as water and sand reflect the sun's UV radiation back at you, adding to the intensity of exposure. Seek the shade with a large sun umbrella, and hit the hot spots early in the morning or late in the

Library and Archives’ new tool makes research easier The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) has a new addition to its roster of public services, one that will make research and study easier for many Tennesseans. The Zeta Book Scanner was installed at the TSLA building last month. The new piece of equipment makes scanning books or documents a free, quick, and easy process. The Zeta Book Scanner is currently located in the South Reading Room of the Public Services

Section in the TSLA building. The device allows a patron to scan pages from a book and then store the scans on a flash drive or any other storage device with a USB port. It can scan in PDF, TIF, and JPG formats, as well as in black-and-white or color. To use the scanner, please visit TSLA, located at 403 Seventh Avenue North. The library is open Tu e s d a y s t h r o u g h Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

afternoon - you'll beat the crowds and save your skin! Be Sunscreen Smart: A broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 is a must. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply one ounce, or two tablespoons, every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating heavily.

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Class of 2002 holds reunion

The CCHS Class of 2002 held their 10-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Coyote Blues’ Blue Room in Jackson. Attending were 59 classmates with guests for a total of 93 attendants. There was a memorial in remembrance of the three classmates who are deceased: Dustin Adkins, Lance Wheeler, and Lucas Bargas. The reunion committee included Misty (Bishop) Kendrick, Wes Murphy, and Katrina (Gilchrist) Fiddler. The committee would like to thank all those in attendance that made this a memorable evening!

Take Us With You

Human error resulted in a significant photo being left out of the Chester County’s Take Us With You vacation photo promotion which ran in last week’s edition. Chester County All-Stars took this picture at their hotel at the state tournament in Springfield. They placed second in Tennessee. Pictured are Dalton Farley, Cody Kerr, Colby Farley and Tyler Butler.

Sports State tournament again for CCHS volleyball team

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5K Run/Walk to benefit area relief ministries Halloween is just around the corner, but don’t run away from the monsters … run for a good cause, “Costumes for a Cause.” Men and women, as well as little witches and goblins, are invited to participate in a 5K run/1-mile walk benefiting Area Relief Ministries. Costumes are encouraged but not required. The event takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Jackson. Registration is at 8 a.m., and race day cost is $25. Pre-registration is only $20 and includes a TShirt. Don’t wait until race day to register because T-Shirt supplies are limited and you are not guaranteed a T-Shirt if you don’t pre-register. Prizes include running shoes from Dick’s Sporting Goods for top male and female winners. A trophy will be awarded for the overall race and for the masters category, ages 50 and above. Medallions will go to top three finishers in each age group. A trophy will also be presented for “Most Original Costume,” “Scariest Costume” and “Best Kids Costume.” Race day smoothie samples will be sponsored by Green Frog Coffee Co. For more information, send an email to Brandy Eason at, or call 3439086. Registration forms are available at any Sports Plus location and Green Frog Coffee Co. downtown.

Glow-in-the-Dark 5K is Friday, Nov. 2 The Glow Fast Glow-in-the-Dark 5K and 1mile fun run/walk is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at No Xcuse Fitness on Front Street in Henderson. Early entry fee is $17 for the 5K run, or $12 for 1-mile fun run. After Monday, Oct. 22 an additional $3 will be charged. Shirts are only guaranteed for those who preregister by Oct. 22. Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear bright and reflective clothing in order to seen. A limited number of glow sticks will be available. For more information, visit website

Chester County High School has advanced to the state volleyball tournament for the second year in a row. The Eaglettes defeated Carver High School in Memphis in the sectional, 25-9, 258, and 25-7, also for the second year in a row, to get to the state tournament at Murfreesboro. CCHS, 24-8, was set to play South Greene, 30-6, Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the first round of the double-elimination event at Blackmon High School. The finals are Friday. Getting to the sectional meant Chester County had to reach the championship game of the regional tournament which took place at Eagle Gym Oct. 16. Playing one of its finest games of the year, Chester County took the first two sets against Crockett County, lost the third, and then put the match away in the fourth. Dyersburg then disposed of South Side in the other regional semi-final.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Natalie Clayton of Chester County spikes between the out-stretched arms of two Dyersburg defenders during the Region 7-AA tournament championship Oct. 16 at Eagle Gym.

Faculty/student basketball is Nov. 3 at CCHS The Chester County High School boys’ basketball program is having a faculty versus student basketball game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Admission is $3 per person with proceeds going to the CCHS basketball program. Concessions will be available. The public is encouraged to attend this fun event.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Jana Frye bumps the ball over the net for Courtesy photo Chester County against Crockett County in the semi-finals of the regional volley- All Region 7-AA volleyball selections from Chester County High School included Cynthia Beene, left, and Annsley Poston. ball tournament last week at CCHS.

CCHS outlasts SS to stay in playoff hunt Tyler Seagraves ran for a long touchdown in the first quarter to give Chester County an early lead, and the Eagles never relinquished the advantage in defeating District 14-AA foe South Side 20-17 Friday at Eagle Stadium. The victory left CCHS 4-5 on the year, 3-3 in the district, and needing one more win to hopefully make the TSSAA state playoffs. SS, however, was essentially eliminated from post-season contention, also with a 3-3 lead mark but only 3-6 overall. In the second half, Chester County opened up a 20-9 lead but saw the Hawks score late and con-

vert a two-point conversion, cutting the deficit to three. Seagraves then fought to return the ensuing kickoff from his five-yard line to near the 20. Do-everything “athlete” Skylar Sheffield then ran for 10 yards on third down and two to go, enabling the Eagles to keep the football and run out the clock. Chester County head coach Michael Hodum noted how hard each team played, knowing their season was on the line. Turnovers plagued the Eagles for much of the night, giving impetus to keep the Hawks in the game. CCHS fumbled the ball away twice in the

second half, and also threw an interception in the contest. The game was the final home contest for the CCHS seniors.

District 14-AA Football Through Oct. 19 Team 1. Lexington 2. Liberty Tech 3. Jackson CM 4. Chester Co. 5. South Side 6. McNairy Cnt. 7. Bolivar Cent. 8. Fayette-Ware

Dist. 6-0 5-1 4-2 3-3 3-3 2-4 1-5 0-6

All 8-1 5-4 5-4 4-5 3-6 2-7 1-8 0-9

Photo by Monty McNeil

Chester County’s football team marches on to the field last Friday for the final home game of 2012. CCHS hopes to march in to the state playoffs with a victory Friday of this week at Fayette-Ware in Somerville.

It comes down to this … Chester County appears to have a state playoff berth in the bag, well maybe. CCHS is 3-3 in the league, and current rankings place the Eagles in the post season. However, a loss this week at winless Fayette-Ware would mean CCHS would have a losing record, in both the league and overall, so another victory seems imperative. The top two spots in District 14-AA are all locked up with Lexington and Liberty Tech, and Jackson-Central Merry is looking good for the playoffs. Ironically, should Chester County beat Fayette-Ware and South Side defeat Jackson-Central Merry this week, a three-way tie would result with each team at 4-3 in the district. Multiple tie-breaking procedures would determine the third place team. South Side, despite its loss to Chester County, could leap frog the Eagles all the way to third place if they beat JCM and CCHS falls at Fayette-Ware. An Ouija board and the reading of tea leaves would then be needed to determine which if any of the three teams makes the post-season. The Eagles rushed for more than 250 yards last week in holding off South Side at Eagle Stadium. However, CCHS had zero passing yards for the second week in a row so expect teams from here on out to stack the middle and try to force CCHS to put the ball in the air. But that stat does not bother Chester County head coach Michael Hodum because, he said, the Eagles currently have an attitude that they can line up run the ball for a first down anytime it’s needed. Fayette-Ware does not appear to be a major hurdle for CCHS, but the Wildcats should never be taken lightly. FW has lost 50 games in a row dating to 2007. CCHS has won four in a row over the Somerville based team, and for the Eagles this would be a disastrous time for those streaks to end. Also on the line is a streak of Chester County winning at least five games a year each season since 2008. No Eagle team has done that longer since CCHS won at least five games for eight consecutive years in the 1950s.

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High School Football Oct. 19 at Eagle Stadium South Side Chester County

3 – 6 – 0 – 8 = 17 7 – 7 - 0 – 6 = 20

Scoring Summary: First quarter: CC – Tyler Seagraves 47 run ( Wilson Miskelly kick), [0-7]. SS – 28 field goal, [3-7]. Second quarter: CC – Trannard Cobb 21 run (Miskelly kick), [314]. SS – Moore 5 run (run failed), [9-14]. Third quarter: None. Fourth quarter: CC – Matthew Butler 5 run (kick failed), [20-9]. SS – Diggs 22 pass from King (Martin pass from King), [17-20].

Photo by Monty McNeil

Eagle linemen face off against South Side during a crucial moment in their District 14-AA battle Friday at Eagle Stadium.

Chester County High Girls’ Volleyball Date Oct. 24-26

Opponent State Tournament

Location Murfressboro

Chester County High Girls’ Soccer Date Opponent Region Tournament

Time TBA

Location In progress

Chester County High Football Date Opponent Oct. 26 Fayette-Ware All games begin at 7 p.m.

Location Somerville

Freed-Hardeman Volleyball Date


Opponent Location Boneyard Brawl, Oct. 26-27 Oct. 26 3:00 Ind. Wesleyan Georgetown, Ky. 7:00 Taylor Georgetown, Ky. Oct. 27 11:00 Georgetown Georgetown, Ky. 1:30 Indiana East Georgetown, Ky.

Freed-Hardeman Women's Soccer Date Oct. 25

Time Opponent 1:00 Harris-Stowe State

Location St. Louis, Mo.

Freed-Hardeman Mens’ Soccer Date Time Oct. 27 7:00 Oct. 30 7:00

Opponent Oakland City Mid-Continent

Location Henderson Henderson

Freed-Hardeman Fall Golf Schedule Date Opponent Oct. 29-30 Redhawk Fall Inv. Nov. 5-6 Union Fall Inv. ** * Women only; ** Men only

Location Lawrenceburg Jackson

Freed-Hardeman Women’s Basketball Date Nov. 1 Nov. 3 Nov. 8 Nov. 10 Nov. 13 Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 20 Nov. 29 Nov. 30 Dec. 3 Dec. 7 Dec. 8 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Jan. 3 Jan. 4 Jan. 8 Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 5 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 14 Feb. 16 Feb. 19 Feb. 22 Feb. 23

Opponent Lipscomb Belhaven Union Concordia Talladega Avila Southwestern Christian Harris-Stowe State Fisk Tougaloo Talladega Auburn-Montgomery Faulkner Puerto Rico-Bayamon Puerto Rico-Rio Pedras College of the Ozarks Ecclesia Concordia Fisk Belhaven Martin Methodist Bethel Mid-Continent Blue Mountain Crowley's Ridge Martin Methodist Morris Bethel Mid-Continent Blue Mountain Voorhees Morris

Time 5:00 2:00 7:00 1:00 6:00 4:00 1:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 5:30 5:30 2:00 11:00 11:00 7:00 3:30 5:30 6:00 2:00 2:00 6:00 2:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 2:00 2:00 6:00 6:00

Location Nashville Sports Ctr. Jackson Sports Ctr. Sports Ctr. Shawnee, Okla. Shawnee, Okla.

Sports Ctr. Sports Ctr. Sports Ctr. Talladega, Ala. M’gomery, Ala. M’gomery, Ala.

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Pt. L’out, Mo. Pt. L’out, Mo.

Selma, Ala. Nashville Jackson, Miss.

Pulaski Sports Ctr. Mayfield, Ky.

Sports Ctr. Sports Ctr. Sports Ctr. Sports Ctr. McKenzie Sports Ctr. Blue. Mtn., Miss.

Denmark, S.C.

Sumter, S.C.

Freed-Hardeman Men’s Basketball Date Oct. 30 Nov. 1 Nov. 3 Nov. 5 Nov. 8 Nov. 10 Nov. 13 Nov. 16 Nov. 19 Nov. 23 Nov. 24 Nov. 26 Nov. 29 Nov. 30 Dec. 3 Dec. 7 Dec. 15 Dec. 17 Jan. 5 Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 29 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 23

Opponent Talladega Lipscomb Belhaven Murray State Lee Concordia Crowley's Ridge Tougaloo Talladega Campbellsville Lindsey Wilson Cumberland Fisk Tougaloo Cumberland Harris-Stowe State Faulkner Auburn-Montgomery Concordia Fisk Belhaven Martin Methodist Bethel Mid-Continent Lee Blue Mountain Life Martin Methodist Bethel Blue Mountain Life

Time 7:00 7:15 4:00 7:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 6:00 4:00 7:00 8:00 8:00 7:00 7:00 4:00 6:00 5:00 8:00 8:00 4:00 8:00 4:00 6:30 8:00 3:00 4:00 8:00 8:00 2:00

Location Talladega, Ala.

Nashville Sports Ctr. Murray, Ky. Cleveland Sports Ctr. Sports Ctr. Jackson, Miss.

Sports Ctr. Columbia, Ky. Columbia, Ky.

Lebanon Sports Ctr. Sports Ctr. Sports Ctr. St. Louis, Mo. M’gomery, Ala. M’gomery, Ala.

Selma, Ala. Nashville Jackson, Miss.

Pulaski Sports Ctr. Mayfield, Ky.

Sports Ctr. Sports Ctr. Sports Ctr. Sports Ctr. McKenzie Blue Mtn., Miss.

Marietta, Ga.

Ferreira, Moss lead FHU to four-set win over Mid-Continent Fernanda Ferreira and Allie Moss combined for 38 kills, leading the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions to a four-set win over Mid-Continent University in a conference match on last Thursday night at the Brewer Sports Center at FHU. Ferreira had a match-high 20 kills while Moss added 18, accounting for well over half of FHU's total of 53 kills. Freed-Hardeman (11-8, 3-2) took the first two sets by scores of 25-19 before the Cougars came out on fire in set three, opening with seven straight points. The Lady Lions would never be able to work out of that hole, only getting within three points before MCU stayed alive with a 25-20 set victory. Mid-Continent then took three of the first four points of the fourth set, but FHU steadied itself and slowly worked to a 12-7 lead. The Lady Lions led the rest of the way with MCU only getting within two points on one occasion (14-12). Errors plagued Freed-Hardeman for much of the match and in particular in the third set, where 13 of MCU's 25 points came as the rest of FHU errors. Still, the attack combination of Ferreira and Moss made those errors into mostly a non-factor as the duo consistently put away balls set to the outside. FHU also got some strong defense at the net with 12 total blocks, including four from Renata Ferreira and three each from Amanda Cunningham and Mikaela Powers.

Ferreira takes second TranSouth Player of Week

Fernanda Ferreira of FreedHardeman University is the TranSouth Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the week, for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 14.

Fernanda Ferreira of Freed-Hardeman University is the TranSouth Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the week, for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 14. It is the second time Ferreira has been selected for the award this season. Ferreira, a 6-0 senior middle from Minas Gerais, Brazil, led the Lady Lions to a pair of wins on the week. In FHU's win over NCAA D-ll Trevecca Nazarene University she produced a careerhigh 31 kills. She also ripped off a doubledouble in that match with 13 digs. In a fourset win over C u m b e r l a n d University Ferreira had 18 kills and just missed a double-double with nine digs.

Late goal lifts Trevecca over Lady Lions on senior night The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions held off the attack of Trevecca Nazarene University for 80 minutes, but the Trojans broke through late in posting a 1-0 win on senior night at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex last Friday. It was the final home match for seniors Briley Collins, Alex Colunga, Rachel Conley, Shelby Murray, Whitney Newby and Alyssa Resmini. The six players were honored before the match.

RedHawks pull away The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions played a much closer match against No. 14 Martin Methodist College than they did the first time the two teams met this season, but came up short in a 3-0 loss to the RedHawks on Oct. 16 at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex. Martin Methodist used two goals in a threeminute span in the second half to ensure its 10th win of the season. FHU fell to 3-9-2 and 0-4 in conference play.

Lion rally falls short to Martin After falling behind 3-0 early in the second half, the Freed-Hardeman Lions made a run at the No. 20 Martin Methodist College RedHawks but a penalty kick shifted momentum back to the visitors and led to a 5-2 win for MMC Oct. 16 at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex at FHU. Jonathan Cabale recorded a hat trick with his third goal coming on a

penalty kick in the 74th minute after FHU was assessed with a hand ball in the box. Cabale's goal gave the RedHawks a 4-2 lead, and the Lions would be unable to close the gap again. Cabale's second goal of the night, which came in the 48th minute, put the RedHawks in control at 3-0. That's when FreedHardeman began to make its comeback. Controlling the run of play for the next 12 minutes, the Lions got on the board in the 57th minute on a Courtesy photo Stefano Basso goal Freed-Hardeman keeper Zach Johnson makes terrific save in a to the near post. crowd in the Lions’ recent soccer match at Bethel University in Basso dribbled free McKenzie. of three RedHawk Basso sent a through ball to make it a 3-2 match. defenders before sending to Christopher Campbell MMC took 19 shots to his shot low beneath a div- who ripped a shot that hit 14 for Freed-Hardeman. ing Stephen Lunney. the crossbar and deflected Zach Johnson stopped nine Three minutes later, down and across the line shots in goal for the Lions.

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Band takes second in class

The Chester County High School Marching Eagles band took part Saturday in the Tennessee Valley Invitational in Muscle Shoals, Ala. The Field Commander Kaitlyn Mescher received a Superior rating, and guard, percussion, and band each received Excellent ratings. Above, members of the band are shown with the second place trophy in class. “I was very pleased with the results after a week off from practice,” stated director Keith Brown. CCHS also competed at the Symphony of Sound Competition in Dyersburg on Oct.6, placing third in Class. The Band will be traveling to their last competition Saturday, Oct. 29, at Arkansas State University for the Arkansas Open. “I personally want to thank Clay Canada, our bus drivers and Ms. Cherrie Pipkin and the School Board as well as Mr. Troy Kilzer for their support during the competition season,” said Brown. “I would also like to thank the Band Parents for their hard work and support.” Brown said that more than 40 parents traveled to the Muscle Shoals competition.

Freed-Hard. hosts Bible research symposium Approximately 200 guests attended a Bible research symposium hosted by Freed-Hardeman University’s Graduate Studies in Bible Program Bible Friday, Oct. 12, in Ayers Auditorium. The symposium focused on the study of biblical manuscripts and textual criticism, according to Doug Burleson who coordinated the event. Dr. Daniel B. Wallace presented information on the significance of Codex Sinaiticus, which dates to the fourth century and is known as the world’s oldest Bible, as well as other topics. Wallace, a noted Greek scholar, is the senior New Testament editor of the NET Bible and coeditor of the NETNestle Greek-English diglot. He has been a consultant on four different Bible translations.

“Dr. Wallace shared his experiences traveling the world to study and photograph biblical manuscripts. He also spoke about his own struggles in learning the Greek language,” Burleson said. “I especially enjoyed the question/answer time where our students got to question the individual who wrote their intermediate Greek textbook,” Burleson said. Wallace is also the founder of The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (, an institute devoted to preserving Scripture by taking digital photographs of all known Greek New Testament manuscripts. Most recently his scholarship has begun to focus on the gospels of John and Mark and nascent Christology. Three of the four ses-

sions will be posted soon on the FHU website, according to Burleson. The remaining session will be posted in the spring following publication of a work by Wallace regarding Codex Sinaiticus. The symposium was funded as a part of the activities of the Gardner Chair. John and Rosemary Koppel Brown, university benefactors, have contributed funds for academic development and research in honor of former FHU President E. Claude Gardner. In addition to funding the symposium, a portion of the monies has been used to provide a reading room for graduate students in Bible and to purchase facsimiles of Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus, which were on display at the symposium.

Americans can take lessons in surviving the economy from 1800s Immigrant While the current recession continues to hit millions hard, a researcher says the example of our ancestors should inspire us. “We have become so accustomed to the fruits of our forefathers’ labor that many of us have forgotten just how tough they had it,” says Sigrid Wilshinsky, translator of “My Life in America Before, During and After the Civil War” ( She translated numerous letters from German immigrant Louis Hensel, who wrote about life in the United States throughout the mid1800s to his German granddaughter, Emma, whom he had never met. “Reading Hensel’s let-

ters is like peeking through a rip in the curtain of history and seeing through the eyes of one who had experienced so much,” Wilshinsky says. That includes meeting Abraham Lincoln in the White House while pretending to be a translator to various Native American tribes; life in New York City in the mid 1800s; training the Union Calvary as a master horseman; the adventures of a traveling opera company, and various intimate details of an America that was still untamed yet quickly ascending as a world powerhouse. Today’s economic troubles are serious and we don’t know exactly where they are heading,

Wilshinsky says, “but imagine losing a well-todo business in France, thanks to a revolution, another in Long Island 10 years later, and yet another in Williamsburg (in Brooklyn) because of illness.” Wilshinsky provides tips for surviving today’s economic woes via inspiration from Hensel’s example: • A jump-starter: Hensel writes that many immigrants who landed in New York took a few weeks to settle in, sightsee, and get accustomed to city life in America before seeking work. Not him; he writes that after acquiring comfortable lodgings – procured by a friend — he

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FHU online MBA rated “Best Buy” The online MBA at Freed-Hardeman University has been ranked a “Best Buy” by the national online learning review team at The online learning ranking is based on a comprehensive review of more than 200 programs nationwide in the Regionally Accredited class. FHU ranks 23rd on the list of Best Online MBA Programs 2012. Get Educated is a consumer group which provides fact-based, datadriven rankings to the public as a service to help individuals locate the best online degrees on the dimensions of cost and reputation. Dr. Tom DeBerry, director of the FHU graduate program in business, said, “I am pleased that our online MBA program has again been recog-

nized for its good value to our students. Our MBA students pay a cost that is relatively low among nationwide online-accessible MBA programs and they receive the benefits of a program that offers both the convenience of online access and the stability and strength of a program that is also ‘bricks and mortar’ based. The faculty is comprised of mostly full-time, oncampus professors who teach both the on-campus and online-delivered courses. That good value is made even better by the fact that FHU’s MBA program is not only regionally accredited, but also holds the businessspecific accreditation of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Some online MBA programs offer each of these benefits, but very few provide the

good value to students of offering all of these benefits combined.” The MBA at FHU is a 36-hour program that can be earned in an online format, an on-campus format, or in a combination of the two formats. Included in those 36 hours are nine hours (three courses) in an emphasis chosen by the student—accounting, corporate responsibility, or leadership. The MBA at FHU offers eight-week academic terms, with five starting dates each calendar year (January, March, May, August, and October). Additional information about the FHU MBA program may be obtained by contacting DeBerry or by visiting the university website at raduate/programs/business/index.aspx.

Young phenom offers tips for tweens and teens with big dreams If you have a vision and a talent, don’t ignore it. At least that’s what Sydney Rose, 20, has learned. The singer/songwriter whose debut pop single, “Breaking Rules,” hit No. 23 on the national radio Top 40 chart in Sept., says she tried to put her dream on hold – and couldn’t. “I’ve been in love with music all my life,” says Rose ( “I’ve learned it’s an important part of who I am and you can’t ignore that, no matter what your age.” Rose grew up honing her singing skills, then learning guitar (“My first chord was D”) and dancing. She overcame any lingering shyness about performing before audiences by joining two other girls in a pop/dance group called Rosemadayne. But when it came time to attend college, she decided it was best to put her dream on a back burner. “I was afraid,” she says. “I wanted to experience college without the pressure of a music career, but I actually felt more pressure without my dream and I knew I had to nurture that passion that is so a part of me.” That’s when she wrote her newest album, “Rise,” an up-tempo celebration of life. It’s getting airplay on radio stations across the country, a development that never ceases to amaze and

delight the rising star. “Listening to myself on the planet 96.7 right at this moment!!!” she posted recently on Twitter (@itssydneyrose). “This is surreal!!!! #bestdayeverever.” Rose offers tips for other young people who are determined to follow their dreams: • Get your support team together: Whether it’s parents, other family members, friends or teachers, you’ll need people who encourage and help guide you. Coaches, mentors or instructors can help you improve – because no matter what your talent and how much of it you’ve got, you can always expand your abilities with help. Depending on your age, that may require financial and transportation support. “I started voice lessons when I was a tween, and to this day I get intensive voice training,” Rose says. “But the more skills you have, the better, so I also started working on dance when I was 13 years old. No matter what type of creative talent you have – singing, acting, writing or painting – if you want to become a professional, you need training.” Anyone who is supportive in your life, including friends, other family members and teachers, are reminders of why dreams matter to you. • Set realistic goals: You may dream of being in the movies or on TV, but don’t expect to start

there! “I happily performed at bar and bat mitzvahs (bonus! – I met my manager through those), book stores, Best Buy stores, and at my vocal school,” Sydney says. “These were great opportunities to get used to being in front of live audiences and learning how to interact with the audience.” The smaller goals are there for you to reach the bigger ones – Rome was not built overnight, she says. Those who are supportive will remind you of the big picture. • Remember, it’s OK to be scared: Doing something for the first time can be really scary, and it’s perfectly normal to be nervous. But don’t let that stop you from getting out there and trying! “From experience, I know that almost anything that seems scary the first time gets much easier, and less scary, every time you do it,” Sydney says. “Don’t let fear keep you from ever taking the next step.” • Have fun! “With ‘Rise,’ I wrote songs that are fun and upbeat. I thought, ‘If I’m going to do this for the rest of my life, I have to have an amazing time. Right?’ she says. Part of what has helped the album’s success is that she was genuinely happy and having a good time when she recorded it. No matter what you’re doing, your true emotions tend to color your work – they’re hard to hide, so work with them.

immediately walked the streets to find work, which he found at the end of his second day in the United States. • Capitalize on all your talents: Before fleeing Paris, Hensel had a thriving engraving company. He was able to use this skill to immediately land a job. Hensel continually honed his knowledge in order to work in a variety of capacities, Wilshinsky says. He learned equine veterinary medicine in his spare time, made nightly runs to the fruit

and vegetable market in New York for produce sales, joined local theater groups and was hired by the German Opera Company, with whom he traveled the United States during the winters. • An indefatigable work ethic: For Hensel, not working was never an option. While writing his letters to Emma during his later years – he lived to be 91 – he discussed life as a music teacher to locals, which meant plenty of traveling. Always an active man, Hensel loathed physical

inactivity, and work was a way of life for him. • A helping spirit: Although Wilshinsky says Hensel may have “bragged a bit” about his deeds, he was nonetheless heroic in his aid to others during numerous incidents. • An open heart/ open mind: Hensel naturally gravitated toward well-educated people, and he learned from them. He valued honesty and integrity in his business dealings, which earned him trust, respect and a strong network of friends and colleagues.

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, October 25, 2012

By Vicki Brower The kindergarten classes enjoyed their field trip to Circle Y Ranch in Corinth, Miss. The students played on the huge playground and jumpers, played mini-golf, rode the train and wagon, petted the animals in the petting zoo, fed the catfish, and picked pumpkins! It was a great time with friends and great weather for it too! Ms. Tangie and Ms. Rachel want to thank all the parent volunteers that helped during their trip. First grade went on their field trip to Tennessee Safari Park last week. They learned about many different animals and had a great time. Ms. Michelle and Ms. Susan would also like to thank all the parents who attended! You all were a great help! Various secondgraders read the fable,

By W. Scott Parent-teacher conferences went very well last week. Thanks to everyone who was able to attend on Thursday or Friday. Our third-graders took their first constructed response test on Tuesday. They will be participating in more CRAs this school year. We had our October PTO meeting as well as Parent Involvement on Tuesday night. Yankee Candle fundraiser packs were sent home on Tuesday by PTO. This fundraiser will last two weeks. The deadline for returning orders will be

Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester Elementary, Jacks Creek Elementary, and West Chester Elementary Schools and Chester County Middle School *Milk choice offered daily Monday, October 29 Chicken rings or Fish/bun Green peas Mashed potatoes Salad, roll, peaches Tuesday, October 30 Chicken fajita or Turkey sandwich Brown beans, fiesta rice Glazed sweet potatoes Trimmings Strawberries or oranges Wednesday, October 31 Happy Halloween Vegetable beef soup Or hotdog Carrots/ranch dip Pickle, corn Salad, crackers Grilled cheese sandwich Orange wedges

“Stone Soup” during their Read Well time. It was written in a play form and these students practiced the play all week and performed it for the rest of the second-graders and their principal, Ms. Amy. They drew the back-drop for the setting of their play and wore appropriate period costumes as well. They also had a great time making their own pot of stone soup and sharing it with their classmates. The winners in Ms. Nancy’s class for the “Addition Competition” were Adrian Prather, first place; Haley Reed, second place; and Sadie Shiers, third place. The students who showed the most gain were Colton Doucette, Mackenzie Cherry and Ty Miller. The winners in Ms. Vicki’s class for the “Addition Competition” were Rebecca Miller, first place; Mackenzie Wallace, second place; and Jayden Elway, third place. The students who showed the most gain were Kylie Franks, Luke Miller and Miguel Puente’. We are happy to report that our Parent-Teacher Conferences here at Jacks Creek Elementary were positive with many of our parents in attendance!

The students at CCMS will be participating in the Presidential Election! While their votes will not be tallied in the Nov. 6 National Election, the students are learning what it means to be a responsible, well-informed citizen. Our election will take place on Oct. 30. Each class will cast their vote in the computer lab and then receive an “I Voted” sticker. Students can also keep updated by watching an online map reflecting the student Electoral College results. By the end of the day, we will be able to know who CCMS students selected as their President of the United States. The voting is hosted by and will be limited to the Democratic and Republican candidates. Every student at CCMS has a personal username and password for IXL, an online site that allows stu-

dents to practice math skills. Students can access at any time. Teachers can monitor student success on a daily basis. Once a month, we want to recognize the top three students in each grade that have mastered or become proficient in different math skills. The IXL Honor Roll students are: fourth grade - Riley Haltom, Melina Alexander, and Evan Brunning; and fifth grade Stacy Xiao, Claire Maxon, and Austin Fields. Our first CRA (Constructed Response Assessment) has been completed. We will have two additional CRA math tests throughout the year. Upcoming events are: Oct. 24 - School Partner Book Sale ends Oct. 25 - Doctor’s talk to fifth-grade classes about TAR WARS POSTER Oct. 26 - Fall Parties 2:20 – 2:50 Oct. 26 - Up N Jumpin 6:30 – 8:30 (Costume Party) Oct. 29 - Make up pictures Nov. 6 - No school Nov. 9 - Picture money due

Wednesday, Nov. 7. The items will be back in plenty of time for Christmas. Our annual Fall Festival will be here before we know it. The date to mark on your calendar is Saturday, Nov. 3. We will begin the activities at 3 p.m. with Drive for the Kids. East Chester will get a special bonus if we can get 150 people to come and test drive a car between 3 and 6 p.m. We hope we can count on you to help us reach that goal. For every test drive, East Chester will receive $10 in addition to the bonus if we reach 150. We will once again be serving turkey and dressing prepared by Rose Busby from Whiskers. Tickets are on sale now. We will be serving hotdog plates as well. Up-N-Jumpin will be setting up jumpers in the gym. Children can purchase a bracelet for $10 to jump from 5 - 7 p.m. The Silent

Auction will have four Disney tickets, class projects, theme baskets, and other exciting items. This year we will try playing Bingo from 7 – 8 p.m. This activity will be for those 18 and older and lots of cool prizes can be won. The hayride will once again provide fall fun for the kids. We will not be having a traditional cake walk this year, but we do have a fun alternative planned. Some of our “decorated cakes” may be placed in the Silent Auction this year. We have some other new activities planned also. You won’t want to miss this fun night at East Chester!! We can always count on the parents and supporters of East Chester to help out when we have needs. If you would like to help make Fall Festival a great success, you can help in several different ways: donate big cans of corn and/or green beans; donate gently used

stuffed animals; donate items for the Silent Auction; make cakes; buy and sell meal tickets; and make plans to come at 3 p.m. to Drive for the Kids and then stay for the Fall Festival activities. Mrs. Melinda Carroll will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the library. The children always love buying books for their own, and this will be a great opportunity for you. Each grade level will have projects displayed in the halls. Our third-graders are busy preparing patriotic projects for you to see. You’ll definitely want to visit to see all our students’ hard work. Projects will be displayed throughout the building outside their classrooms. You’ll want to watch for the East Chester article next week for news about the Kindergarten Field Trip as well as a report on Red Ribbon Week.

Thursday, November 1 Turkey/gravy or Ham/cheese chipper Green beans, salad Diced potatoes, bun Pineapple or banana

Hamburger Corn, salad Pickle, trimmings Fresh veggies/ranch dip Grilled cheese sandwich Orange wedges or apples Juice choice

Squash casserole Green peas Salad, pineapple

Friday, November 2 Pizza or hamburger Broccoli/cheese Fries, trimmings Salad Strawberries or apples

Chester County Junior High School *Cereal, fruit, milk choice offered daily Monday, October 29 Chicken rings or Country fried steak Black-eyed peas Broccoli/cheese Mashed potatoes Salad, roll Peaches or other fruit Tuesday, October 30 Meatball sub or Hotdog/corndog Baked beans Baked apples Fries, salad Pineapple or other fruit Wednesday, October 31 Happy Halloween Vegetable beef soup or

By Nancy Connor

Thursday, November 1 Taco salad or Turkey sandwich Brown beans Fiesta rice Glazed sweet potatoes Trimmings Oranges or other fruit Friday, November 2 Pizza or tuna salad plate California blend Baked potato rounds Salad Strawberries or other fruit

Chester County High School *Cereal, fruit choice, fruit juice, and milk choice offered daily Also, Stuffed crust pizza served as pizza choice each day Monday, October 29 Popcorn chicken/roll 2 lines Pizza/salad/tri taters Salad box (tuna) Mashed potatoes

Tuesday, October 30 Lasagna/meat sauce Baked chicken/bun/salad Salad box (ham) Green beans, slaw, fries Glazed sweet potatoes Fresh vegetables/dip Mixed fruit Wednesday, October 31 Chicken fajita Pizza/salad, savory wedges Salad box (turkey) Brown beans Fiesta rice, trimmings Mixed fruit Thursday, November 1 Baked potato bar Salad bar, fruit Pizza/salad/fruit Chicken patty/bun Broccoli/cheese Tiny whole potatoes Corn, salad, strawberries Friday, November 2 Country fried steak Pizza/salad/fruit, fries Salad box (chicken fajita) Mashed potatoes Black-eyed peas Turnip greens Cornbread, peaches

By Ally Rogers I hope you all had a very nice fall break. The weather was very pretty and it was a welcomed break. We are now back in full swing and ready to continue on. All students took the math CRA (Constructed Response Assessment) this past Tuesday. This is a new way of giving teachers information about student readiness related to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and help deepen teachers’ understanding of the mathematical standards and practices which will support high quality instruction. There will be a “Bat Out Bullying” game played at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Dixie Youth Park. The game will feature a team of students against a team of faculty/staff. Come and cheer on your favorite player as we help combat the issue of bullying. The chorus will perform in a concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. This will be at City Hall and is open for the public. I hope you will come and enjoy the afternoon. The chorus is under the direction of Mr. Clay Canada. Our basketball teams began their season with the Panther Classic, held in Decatur County this past Monday and Tuesday. Their regular season games start Nov. 1. Coaches for the boys’ team are Mr. Tommie Kirk and Mr. Hunter Callis.

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Coaches for the girls’ team are Mr. Wes Murphy and Mr. Hunter Callis. We wish them a season filled with good fortune! This is Red Ribbon Week, a week designated to bring awareness to drug and alcohol abuse. I am teaching classes to sixthgraders this week, seventh-graders in a couple of weeks and our School Resource Officer, Celinda Davidson, will teach classes to the eighth-graders. We hope that by learning the dangers early on, students will never choose to drink or take drugs. All eighth-graders will take the EXPLORE test on Tuesday, Oct. 30. This test is similar to the ACT that they will take in high school, and should be a good indicator of how they will do on the ACT test. Also included on this test is an interest inventory. The students are always excited to see those results as well, and they may help them in choosing classes for their freshman year, or give them an idea of what career path they perhaps should consider. The results will be sent home when they are received. Beta Club money is due by Nov. 1. If you still owe for the trip, get it to Mrs. Johnson. The trip to attend the convention is planned for Nov. 18-21 and will be held at the Opryland Hotel. Yearbooks are now on sale and can be ordered by going to our Chester County Schools website and clicking the link for Junior High and then the link for Yearbook. These are valued keepsakes that you will want to make sure you don’t miss out on! If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Marilyn Davis.

Team Mallerie T-shirts now available Team Mallerie Tshirts benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are currently available for sale at Be Blessed Fashions, Ducks Market and City Drug Store, all proceeds go to St. Jude.

Cost is $10. Graves, a Chester High School student, passed away at St. Jude three years ago after an extended illness. For special sizes, contact Marla Davidson at 267-1898.

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FOR SALE LAND FOR SALE ~ 3 – 1 Acre Lots, Jacks Creek Area. $4,500 Each. My Land Layaway Will Hold Your Purchase Until Tax Refund Time in February. Call 608-2225. (TFC) FOR SALE ~ 2,240 Sq. Ft. Home in Montezuma. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Huge Den, 2-Car Garage, 1 Acre Lot, Paved Drive, Privacy Fence. Only $79,900! Call 6082225. (TFC) FOR SALE – 1 Acre —- $8,000 —- $100 Down —- $100 / Month. 2.5 Acres —- $15,000 —- $150 Down —- $150 / Month. No Restrictions & NO CREDIT CHECK. Ready to Move On. Chester County. 731-989-4859. (TFC) FOR SALE ~ 3 ½ Acre Lot near Chickasaw Park Entrance on Pleasant Springs Rd., Has Driveway and Homesite, City Water & Gas are Available, Rear Property Line Borders Park Land. Beautiful Spot! $22,000. Call 608-2225. (TFC) AUCTION! Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m., Krage Motorsports Jeep, 18570 Hwy 69 South, Savannah TN. 4 Willys / Jeeps, All Mechanic and Body Shop Tools, 1000’s Used And New Parts, 10% Buyers Premium, Heritage Auction And Real Estate Inc. FL#4556, 731-925-3534, Tony Neill FL#1468. Call 731926-3133. Visit for Pictures and Inventory List. (28C) FOR SALE – 27 Ft. Holiday Rambler Camper, Good Condition. $3,500. Call 688-0008. (26P) FOR SALE ~ 10 Acres on Silerton Rd. Was Part of Hunting Club Until This Year. City Water Available. Beautiful Homesite! Only $3,000 / Acre. Call 6082225. (TFC) WANTED – Junk Cars, Trucks. Best Prices Paid. Call 731-6078283. (25P) FOR SALE ~ 2 Lots on John Brown Rd. in Henderson. John Brown is in a very nice, upscale area. Lots are perfect for a house with a basement. Each lot has 125 ft. of road frontage and has large trees. Only $19,500 Each! Call 608-2225. (TFC) FOR SALE ~ 16 x 80 Mobile Home on Huge Lot. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, In Sweetlips Community. $29,000. Will Finance with 20% Down – 9% Interest for 5 Years – Payments are $479 / Month. 5 Years and You Own It! Call 608-2225. (TFC) FOR SALE – 2009 Model Doublewide. 1,800 Sq. Ft., 3 BR,

2 BA, Kitchen Appliances, CHA, Wood Burning Fireplace. Must Be Moved. $52,500. Call 608-7996. (26P)

Cable, Meals, Housekeeping, and Utilities Included in Rent. Call 731-661-0095 for Free Lunch and Tour. (25C)

FOR RENT – 2 BR, 1 BA Duplex, Excellent Condition, 1 Year Lease, No Pets. 983-2766. (TFC)

FOR SALE ~ 5 Acres off Glendale Rd. on Shea Lane. Has Homesite, Small Pond, Driveway. Only $17,500. Call 608-2225. I have a Land Layaway until your tax money comes. (TFC)

HOMES FOR RENT – 2 or 3 BR Houses & Mobile Homes, With or Without Utilities, Monthly or Weekly in Lexington. Call 731-968-9689. (28P)

FOR RENT – 2 bedroom house, garage, appliances, fenced yard, near Chickasaw. 180 Taylor Trail. $550 / month. 989-7488. (TFC)

FOR RENT – West Chester Area, Large 4 BR, 2.5 BA Home on Private Lake / Shop. No Inside Pets. $1,400 / Month. $1,400 Deposit. Call 731-697-9795. (25P)

FOR RENT – 2 bedroom brick house near Chickasaw. 3280 Pleasant Springs. $495 / month. 989-7488. (TFC)

FOR SALE – 2001 Saturn SL1, 1.9L, Automatic. 206,730 Miles. $1,500. Call 989-7163. (25P) FOR SALE ~ Montezuma Area. New, Under Construction, 2 Bedroom Home, Ideal for Retired Couple, Large Garden Spot. Will Be Ready Soon. Buy Now and Help Pick Your Interior. Only $59,900. Call 608-2225. (At 3.5% Interest, The Payment Would Only Be $269 / Month) (TFC) FOR SALE – New & Used Tires, 13 – 20’s Starting As Low As $22.50 + Installation. Weaver’s Auto Sales, 811 W. Church St., Lexington, TN 38351. 731-9689010. (26P)

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

FOR RENT WANTED ~ Large Tracts of Farmland to Rent for Row Crops. 731-571-7699 or 731-234-6097. (25P) FOR RENT ~ Mifflin Area, 3 BR, 2 BA Home on 2.2 Acres. No Inside Pets. $800 / Month. $800 Deposit. Call 731-697-9795. (25P) FOR RENT ~ 2 BR, 1 BA, Mobile Home, 8 Miles South of Henderson, Nice Area. $350 / Month, Water Included. Call 901848-6684. (TFC) SENIOR



FOR RENT – 2 bedroom mobile home. $295 / month (includes water). 1825 Sand Mountain Road. United Country Action Realty 989-7488. (TFC) APARTMENTS FOR RENT – 2 and 3 BR. $450 & $500 / Month. Galbraith Apartments. Call 731879-9119. (TFC) HOUSE FOR RENT – In Town. $500 / Month. Call Candy at 8799119. (TFC) FOR RENT – Retail / office space. 1950 sq. ft. $800; 1250 sq. ft. $500. United Country Realty office building. 989-7488. (TFC) HOUSE FOR RENT – 2 BR, 1 BA, Near Chickasaw. $400 / Month. $200 Deposit. Call 731803-4127. (25P) FOR RENT – 2-bedroom, 1-bath townhouse, $390 a month, $150 deposit. 467-0226. (TFC) FOR RENT – Mobile Homes in Jacks Creek Area, Nice Community. No Pets. Senior Discount. Call 989-4227. (TFC)

FOR RENT – Mobile Home. 6560 Old Jacks Creek Rd. $275 / Month. $200 Deposit. Call 9893839. (25P) FOR RENT – 3 bedroom mobile home. 1845 Sand Mountain (Jacks Creek). $395 / month includes water. United Country Action Realty. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 3 bedroom cul-desac house in town. 380 Kitchen. $650 / month. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath house, carport, shed, appliances. $650 / month. 471 Woods. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 BR, 1 Bath Duplex Apartment on Fawn Drive. One Car Enclosed Garage and Appliances Furnished. References, Credit Check and 1 Year Lease Required. No Pets. $575 / Month. $300 Deposit. 6084885 or 989-4979. (TFC)

MISCELLANEOUS JIM’S TRASH SERVICE ~ $16 / Month. $13 / Month for Senior Citizens. Call 731-989-5732 or 731-879-0662. (25P)

FOR RENT – 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,800 sq. ft. mobile home. 1405 Pleasant Springs. $595 / month. United Country Real Estate. 9897488. (TFC)


FOR RENT – Commercial Building, 117 W. Main St. 3900 sq. ft. plus basement. $1,500. Will divide. United Country Action Realty. 989-7488. (TFC)

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FOR RENT – 1 BR Apartment, Pleasant Area, No Pets. $345 / Month. $345 Deposit. Call 8799119. (TFC)

LENDER OWNED PROPERTY AUCTION 12,217+/- sf Warehouse/ Showroom Commercial Building 1070 Highland Ave, Jackson, TN

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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, October 25, 2012

Public Notices SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on November 29, 2012 at 2:00PM local time, at the front door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by James Clifford Isbell, a married man, as his sole and separate property, to Lenders First Choice, TN, Trustee, on July 5, 2007 at Record Book 303, Page 539; all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Holder: OneWest Bank, FSB The following real estate located in Chester County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: All that certain property situated in the County of Chester, and State of Tennessee, being described as follows: Beginning at a stake on the North edge of Forth Street 140 feet East from the Northeast intersection of Hill and Forth Streets; Runs thence North 112 feet to a stake; Runs thence East 135 feet to a stake; Thence South 112 feet to a stake on the North edge of Fourth Street; Thence West with the North edge of Fourth Street 135 feet to the point of beginning, and being the identical property conveyed to us by Tommie Cozart and wife, Madge J. Cozart, by Deed of General Warranty dated January 12, 1955, and record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Deed Book No. 48, Page 398, to which reference is made. Street Address: 247 Fourth Street, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 Parcel Number: 033L-F004.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: James Clifford Isbell, a married man as his sole and separate property Other interested parties: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development The street address of the above described property is believed to be 247 Fourth Street, Henderson, Tennessee 38340, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5117 have been met. SALE IS SUBJECT TO ONE YEAR RIGHT OF REDEMPTION HELD BY THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT BY REASON OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF RECORD AT RECORD BOOK 303, PAGE 550, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690

File No. 12-040389

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on November 29, 2012 at 2:00PM local time, at the front door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Kimberly Bullman, an unmarried person, to Emmett James House or Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee, on June 29, 2005 at Record Book 270, Page 534; all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Regions Bank, successor by merger to Union Planters Bank, N.A. The following real estate located in Chester County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a stake in the South margin of the Sweet Lips Gravel Road, at the original Northwest corner of a 145 acre tract of land conveyed to J.W. Goodwin and wife, Lessie Goodwin by M.A. Miller by deed dated January 14, 1949, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 45, Page 128, to which reference is here made; runs thence in a Southern direction with the original West boundary line of said 145 acre tract of land, this being also the Eastern boundary line of a tract owned by Gatley, for a distance of 210 feet to a stake in the same; runs thence in an Eastern direction, parallel with the above mentioned gravel road for a distance of 210 feet to a stake; runs thence in a Northern direction 210 feet to a stake in the South margin of said gravel road; runs thence in a Western direction with the South margin of the same 210 feet to the place of beginning, containing one acre, more or less. Said legal description is the same description as contained in the previous deed of record. Included in the above description but expressly excluded from this conveyance is the following tract of real estate: Beginning at a P.K. Nail set in the centerline of Henderson Sweetlips Road, which point is the Northeast corner of Jerry Gatley as recorded in Deed Book 123, Page 212, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, and the Northwest corner of the herein described tract; thence from the point of beginning and with the centerline of Hendeson Sweetlips Road, South 67 degrees 02 minutes 54 seconds East 46.73 feet to a P.K. nail set at the Northeast corner of the herein described tract; thence on new lines through Rogers, the following calls: South 03 degrees 39 minutes 38 seconds West 217.99 feet to an iron pin set; North 67 degrees 02 minutes 54 seconds West 160.79 feet to an iron pin set in the East line of Gatley; thence with the East line of Gatley, North 34 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 210.00 feet to the point of beginning. Street Address: 120 Charles Smith Loop, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 Parcel Number: 057013.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Kimberly Bullman Other interested parties: Union Planters Bank, NA The street address of the above described property is believed to be 120 Charles Smith Loop, Henderson, Tennessee 38340, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice

requirements of T.C.A. 35-5117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-039838

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 8, 2013 at 12:00PM local time, at the south door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Mitchell L. Davidson, a single man, to Charles R. Pettigrew, Trustee, on March 21, 2008 at Book 313, Page 275; modified at Book 318, Page 640; all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association The following real estate located in Chester County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Book 313, Page 275; modified at Book 318, Page 640; in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 57-17.07 Current Owner(s) of Property: Mitchell L. Davidson The street address of the above described property is believed to be 105 Knuckles Road (Per Deed of Trust), Knuckles Road (Per Assessor of Property), Henderson, Tennessee 38340, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5117 have been met. SUBJECT TO A 2007 F L E E T W O O D STONECREEK MANUFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NUMBER KYFL845A08911-5K12 & B, IS BELIEVED TO BE P E R M A N E N T LY AFFIXED TO THE REAL PROPERTY. IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER TO UNDERTAKE ANY AND ALL LEGAL STEPS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN THE TITLE TO SAID MOBILE HOME. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time.

Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-032919

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on November 29, 2012 at 2:00PM local time, at the front door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Major C. Maness, a single man, to Joseph B. Pitts, Jr., Trustee, on July 26, 2007 at Record Book 304, Page 699; modified by Order Granting Default Judgment Reforming Deed of Trust of record at Record Book 358, Page 664; all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Holder: OneWest Bank, FSB The following real estate located in Chester County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: As modified by Order Granting Default Judgment Reforming Deed of Trust of record in Record Book 358, Page 684. Being all of Lot No. 6 of the Robert Morrison Subdivision, a plat or plan of which is recorded in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Plat Book 1, Page 8, to which reference is here for the dimensions thereof. Less and Except: Beginning at an iron pin found at the existing Northeast corner of Lot 5 and the Northwest corner of Lot 6; thence, from the point of beginning, and with the South line of Caroline Johnson, East 49.31 feet to an iron pin set; thence, on a new line through Lot 6, South 46 degrees 06 minutes 01 seconds West 104.56 feet to an point in the existing West line of Lot 6; thence, with the existing East line of Lot 5, North 19 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds East 77.03 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1,787.62 square feet. Surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., R.L.S. No. 1999. Being a portion of Lot 6 of Robert Morrison Subdivision. Street Address: 760 Holmes Drive, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 Parcel Number: 33E-B7.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Major C. Maness Other interested parties: Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. c/o Mark A. Sexton, Attorney, Hosto & Buchan, P.L.L.C, LVNV Funding, L.L.C., as assignee for Washington Mutual, LVNV Funding L.L.C. as assignee for CitiBank c/o Bart Lloyd, Attorney, Nathan & Nathan, P.C. and Comprehensive Legal Solutions c/o Richard L. Jackson, Attorney The street address of the above described property is believed to be 760 Holmes Drive, Henderson, Tennessee 38340, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder.

This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 09-023106

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that on the 18th day of October, 2012, Letters Testamentary (or of Administration, as the case may be) in respect to the estate of Sally Nola Webb who died April 18, 2007, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Chester County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk of the above 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 the 18th day of October, 2012. John M. Webb Jr. Executor or Administrator Cornelia Hall Clerk & Master

NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by Chapter No. 175, Public Acts of Tennessee 1939 as amended by Chapter 229, Public Act of 1971. Estate of DELOIS M. KENT Late of Chester County, Tennessee. Notice is hereby given that on October 12, 2012, Letters Testamentary in respect to the Estate of DELOIS M. KENT, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk & Master of Chester County, TN. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk & Master of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2); otherwise, their claims will be forever barred: (A) Four (4) months from the dfate of the first publication (or posting, as the case

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may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditoe received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 12th day of October, 2012. Eugene Morris Executor Estate of DELOIS M. KENT By Cornelia Hall Clerk & Master

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of: Lera Smith Notice is hereby given that on the 4th day of October, 2012, Letters Testamentary in respect to the estate of Lera Smith who died April 22, 2007, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Chester County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk of the above named court on or before the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred. (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); o r (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s death. This 4th day of Oct., 2012. James Earl Smith Co-Executor Judy S. Ruth Co-Executor Cornelia Hall Clerk and Master

Page 8-B CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, October 25, 2012

Chester County Independent 10-25-12  

Chester County Independent Newspaper Dated 10-25-12

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