Chester County Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving
NOVEMBER 24, 2011 147th YEAR - NO. 29
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Christmas Parade deadline is Monday The annual Henderson Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Henderson Chester County Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Parade applications are due by 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28. They are available at the Chamber office. All entries must fill out an application. K.C.’s Coffee House will have a stand on the Courthouse lawn and will be selling hot chocolate to chilly spectators. For further information, or to enter a float in the parade, call the Chamber office at 989-5222.
Commission terminates lease with Chester County Healthcare By Jame A. Webb Editor in Chief
The Chester Commission has fired volley in its ongoing with Chester
County another dispute County
Healthcare, Inc (CCH). At a special called meeting on Monday, the commission voted to terminate its lease with CCH to operate the Chester County Nursing Home.
County Mayor Dwain Seaton stated to the commission that CCH had not made its rental payments for the months of July, August, and September. Seaton sent a letter to CCH on Nov. 4
Arvin Sango: Up and running
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American Pickers to feature local collectors, Monday American Pickers, a cable television phenomena, will feature two local antique collectors in their season debut at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, on the History Channel. Bobby Howell and the late Don Ellis are scheduled to be on the show, according to information received by Howell last week. Scenes from the show were filmed last June at the homes of Howell and Ellis, as well as other area collectors.
Take a Holiday Tour of Homes Dec. 4 The 2011 Holiday Tour of Homes has been scheduled from 1 until 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. The Tour features the homes of Clay and Stephanie Cox, Aaron and Stacey Ingold, Edward and Tiffany Jones, Peggy Siler, and Ben and Jenna Cupples. With houses of every size and style featured this year, the Tour has something for everyone. Tickets are available at the Carl Perkins Center, 113 East M a i n , Henderson. Advance tickets are $8, but tickets can also be purchased for $10 at the Siler house on the day of the tour. The Tour begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. on Dec. 4. Call 989-7222 for more information.
demanding payment of $180,675 by Nov. 11. Seaton told the commission that on Monday he received
Photo by James A. Webb, Independent
Tim Trice and Marquita Chadwick demonstrate the assembly of the tail line for the Toyota Corolla. They work on the portion of the exhaust system that attaches to the muffler. Each part is hand welded and meticulously checked for air leaks before being sent to the Toyota factory.
Arvin Sango cuts ribbon, ramps up parts production By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer
Arvin Sango began production in Henderson in August, but for a powerful automotive figure, some believed that it was operating very quietly. With a crew of fewer than 20, the Toyota manufacturer has taken its time gaining momentum, but with the completion of the new
Toyota factory in Blue Springs, Miss., Arvin Sango is now ready to ramp up production. “Sometimes it’s worth the wait,” said Gordon Pebbles, president of Arvin Sango. Henderson Mayor Bobby King echoed his sentiments. “It’s been a long time coming. We’re glad it’s finally here.” Pebbles came from corporate
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headquarters in Madison, Ind., on Friday, Nov. 18, to attend the ribbon cutting that proclaimed Arvin Sango an official member of the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce. It has been a long-awaited and much needed boost to the local economy, and while many companies are still experiencing cutbacks, Arvin Sango is gearing up for more work. See SANGO, Page 3-A
“Holiday in Henderson” promotes shopping at home Remember the tradition of shopping in your hometown for your family and friends for Christmas? Stopping in local stores, where they call you by name and remember the important events in your life? Consider a night of traditional Christmas Shopping in Henderson this year. Holiday in Henderson will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8., as Henderson celebrates the tradition of shopping in your hometown! At this time, these are participating merchants: Merle Norman Cosmetics, LaVon’s Timeless Treasures, City Drug Store, Wicks and Wonder, Be Blessed Fashions, and Impressions/Karen Bishop.
Preparations underway for upcoming FHU Benefit Dinner
Dream season ends in quarterfinals Photo by James A. Webb, Independent
Chester County’s Jonathan Murley is overcome with the finality of the moment at the conclusion of the Eagles’ playoff loss last Friday at Covington. CCHS ended the season with a record of 10-3, reaching the state quarterfinals for the first time in school history. (See full story, page 1-B.)
Final preparations are underway for Freed-Hardeman University’s 47th Annual Benefit Dinner Friday, Dec. 2, when stand-up comedian Bob Newhart takes the stage. “Good seats, particularly in the balcony, are still available,” Dave Clouse, FHU vice president said. Newhart’s half-century career has included two successful television shows, 14 feature films, eight top albums, and many movies. He still performs to sell-out crowds all over the country. He became a favorite of television viewers in the 1970’s with his role as Dr. Bob Hartley in “The Bob Newhart Show.” He followed that success with a stint as innkeeper Dick Louden in the 80’s. Bluegrass group Dailey & Vincent will open for Newhart.
BOB NEWHART Jamie Daily and Darrin Vincent became the most heralded new act in bluegrass in 2008 with their self-titled debut album, which went to No. 1 on See BENEFIT, Page 3-A
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Remaining cautiously optimistic about the future of the economy, Pebbles stated, “The overall economy will probably see small changes over time. It all depends on the total economy. I don’t think, in the U.S., there’s a quick fix, but I certainly hope things are better than the last few years.” The good news for Arvin Sango is that the Toyota factory in Mississippi that it serves had its official grand opening on Nov. 17. Production in Henderson has been slow but steady while the new manufacturer gets settled into its niche, but with the Blue Springs plant officially open for business, Henderson will be able to produce all Toyota Corolla front assemblies needed to service the new factory. According to quality control inspector Michael Wiggins, Henderson’s assembly plant has been putting out a little at a time while preparing to build up production. They currently provide front assemblies for factories in Canada as well as Blue Springs, but once Blue Springs is running at full capacity, all the assembled pieces from Henderson will be shipped to Mississippi to complete the Toyotas. Wiggins, who checks to make sure the finished parts are sound and well constructed, is pleased that Arvin Sango has settled into Henderson. He is pleased with the company and the people he works for. “This area needs more work and good companies like this,” he said. The parts Henderson workers use to build the front assemblies and tail lines are manufactured in Madison, Ind., and brought here for assembly before they are delivered to Blue Springs to be installed as part of the exhaust system in the Toyota Corolla. All parts are stainless steel and are welded together to insure a proper fit. Marquita Chadwick works on the “cool part” of the assembly, the noisecancelling tail line for the muffler. She uses a robotic welder to fit the parts together, and before the process is complete, she and her assembly partner
three checks from CCH for $10,000 each, with correspondence stating they would apply the other $150,000 against what the county owed them. After some discussion, Commissioner Larry Blackstock made the motion to terminate the lease with CCH and give Seaton the authority to negotiate a new lease. Commissioner Buddy Richardson questioned whether they had the authority to take such action due to the current litigation. “We have grounds to terminate the lease if we’d like to,” said Seaton. The motion to terminate the lease eventually passed 16 for and one against, with only Richardson voting no. Ironically, Nursing Home Committee chair Sandra Highers was not present at the meeting. Contentions between the two parties have existed since at least June 2010, and in July 2010 the commission voted to sell the nursing home. However, CCH immediately filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the county, and argued in chancery court that the county had violated the open meetings law. Judge James F. Butler agreed and stopped the sale of the facility. Eight days later, the commission filed a counter-suit, alleging breach of contract by CCH. In January of this year, over objections from the county, the Tennessee Department of Health awarded CCH a certificate of need to build a new
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Benefit Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart. The group also took home seven awards that year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. They have been IBM’s Entertainer of the Year for three consecutive years. Sponsorships for the Benefit Dinner beginning at $600 for the silver level are available from the FHU advancement office. General admission tickets to the event are $150 and may be purchased online at fhu.edu/newhart. All tickets include the dinner and the address by Newhart. Sponsorships come with additional perks. The event is typically Tennessee’s largest onenight fundraiser, raising in excess of $1 million for student scholarships at FHU. All profits from the dinner help fund student scholarships at FHU.
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Members of the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce and employees of Arvin Sango cut the ribbon at Henderson’s newest industry.
Quality control inspector Michael Wiggins checks parts and welds to insure that they meet standards for safety, appearance and completeness. Tim Trice leak check each part. In addition to the traditional assemblies, Chadwick and Trice also install the sport version, which consists of a chrome fitting that makes it look sportier. The pipes used in Arvin Sango come into the factory unbent, and employee Crystal Julian bends two sizes of pipes to fit into the exhaust system. During a guided tour of the facility, Wiggins explained that everything flows through the building systematically. Deliveries and parts enter on one side and are doled out to the crews who use them on the main floor. Finished parts are gathered and shipped from the
opposite side, allowing for a smooth, uninterrupted flow. Officials are optimistic that with the new factory reaching full capacity soon that Henderson will be able to add more workers after the first of the year. No official dates or numbers have been released, but Toyota production is definitely an industry that is seeing a growing demand. “We are proud to have them here,” said Chester County Mayor Dwain Seaton. “We want to welcome them and to do everything we can to keep them here.” With corporations finding Henderson an open and inviting area, perhaps more will follow Arvin Sango’s lead.
nursing home. During Monday’s meeting, Dee Shires, director of Chester County Healthcare, Inc., questioned why the commission was rushing to take such action when Chancellor Butler was scheduled to rule in only nine days on their motion to set aside the rent until the current litigation could be settled? Shires said Butler was also expected to set a trial date. “We feel there are two parts to this lease, their part and our part,” said Shires. “We are the only persons on this planet that can operate this nursing home because we have the certificate of need. “This is an awful lease, I agree, but it hasn’t hurt the county,” she continued. “I’ve spent more than a million dollars on the building and haven’t been reimbursed for it.” Shires claims that since the county has terminated the lease that CCH is owed $1.1 million plus the cost of depreciated equipment, and that the building is still in need of a great deal more in repairs. “I don’t think the commission wants to mess with this or deal with it. They don’t care about the residents. They don’t see the liability, and they have not had a nursing home committee meeting. They
have put me off. They’ve reached a decision that will take us to court, take them to court, and keep the lawyers busy,” said Shires. She said the commission’s decision has also placed Chester County Healthcare’s 150 employees in jeopardy. She stated she could move the residents out, and that there was room for them in other area nursing homes. “We’ve fought them once, and we’ll fight them again. The commission doesn’t know the entire story,” concluded Shires. Seaton stated, “This situation has gone to mediation twice, and it’s not our intention to do away with their business, or displace any residents.” The current nursing home contract, which the county has terminated, was set to expire in 2013. The certificate of need expires three years after the date of issue, which would be Jan. 31, 2014. CCH is currently waiting to finalize financing before breaking ground. According to the contract between Chester County Healthcare and the county, CCH may cancel the contract at any time by giving a 90-day notice. The county may cancel the contract only with cause.
Life & Style
Ingleside-Pentagon Club holds November meeting
Happy Birthday to Alice Kay Arnold Yesterday is gone, and so is another year. But the best days are ahead for someone so very dear.
Congratulations to Wes and Celeste McPeake on the arrival of a baby girl, Madelynn Grace. She arrived Tuesday, Nov. 15, weighing seven pounds and two ounces and was 21 inches long. The proud grandparents are Donna Latham and the late Dennis Latham Jr., and Ricky and Norma McPeake. Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Clark Frank. On our prayer list this week are Doris Sells, who recently had to return to the hospital, also Pam Priddy, Mary Faye Brewer, Laverne Lott, Lee Nell King, Charles and Loretta Haggard, Joanne Sells, Frenzola Morris, Lee McAlexander, Shirley
Gaddy, Faye Tucker, Gathel Latham, Ollie Dean Kennedy, John Kent Sells, Carolyn Potter, Jean Latham, Dianne Wells, Bobbie Nell Wells, Lisa Peddy, Charles and Wilma Cupples, Shirley Rietl, Joanne Altier, Rachel and Gayle Ellington, Ernie Reeves, Randy Miller, Sharon Dailey, Brenda Norwalk, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families. May God bless you all. Happy anniversary Donald and Nancy Compton on Nov. 25; Ray and Ann Pusser on Nov. 26; and Kenneth and Peggy Hooper on Nov. 28. Birthday greetings to Callie Kersteller on Nov. 25; Jeff Sells, Jennifer Gatley and Doris McKinnie on Nov. 27; Phillip Burns, Paul Parker and Linda Bray on Nov. 28; April Connor and Joshua Britt on Nov. 29; and Donald Jones and Mike King on Nov. 30. I hope everyone has a big Thanksgiving and gives thanks to the provider of all good things.
American Pickers are people who hunt for treasures in unlikely places. Two men, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, are antique searchers from History Channel. They stopped at Don Ellis’s home in June. Sadly, since that event we lost Don on Oct. 9. The show will air at 8 p.m. Nov. 28, the Monday following Thanksgiving, on the History Channel. Not only will we see Don’s treasures, but Henderson will be in the spotlight. Most importantly, we will have our own treasure (Don) back for old-time sake, if only through eyes on television. Get recording devices ready to capture a last memory. Tender hugs to buddies Larry Kent, Tommy Smith, George White, Jerry and Larry Gilliam, Juanita Canada, and JoAnn Vancleve. The hardest thing is not to be able to work magic for a friend. Signs are showing the end of autumn in the Creek. Wayne Moody, my next door neighbor, has
new windows. He can already feel a difference in the temperature and noise reduction. Charlotte Joyner has a pretty black iron door to keep out the strong wind. Her pansies look nice, too. Some folks have decorated their yards with mums or some have pumpkins ready to bake for Thanksgiving. Leaves are being mulched to help fertilize the ground for next spring. Gardens have been turned under to await the spring plow. No one knows farm implements like Kim and Francis Carroll. Trees are being planted now so roots will go deep for the winter. Kay Robison had a yard full of youth busying around – wonder what they were doing? The State Department mowed banks on Highway 100 East. It looks so nice. The job looks dangerous on the high banks, but the drivers waved and smiled while I stood investigating the noise. The horses across the road are full of energy and eating lots of hay. Did you know I once owned horses? Strawberry – a blend of red and white splashes. Such a gentle old soul that even Phyllis McEarl loved to ride in saddle horse shows! Strawberry’s first colt was Star Dust. Years later, we decided to sell her. Sam O’Neal offered
The Ingleside-Pentagon Club held it’s November meeting at the home of Beverly Hardin with Junie Gilliam serving as cohostess. Other members present were Joan Brown, Becky Cyr, Regina East, Glenda Gardner, Janice Kent, Nancy Lofton and little miss Paige Lofton, Joan Swift, Carolyn Swift, Laurel Sewell, Beth Tatom, and Ann Woods. An out-of-town visitor was Mary Oldham, a former resident of Henderson. Following the business meeting, the hostess introduced Danny Benard, who has been the Solid Waste Director for Chester County for 10 years. Benard discussed the activities of the Solid Waste Department and the recently begun Recycling Program of Chester County and the city of Henderson. The county has five convenience centers, the largest being the Talley Road Center. All five centers accept items for recycling – including computers and accessories, TVs and batteries. Glass is accepted for recycling and
is taken to Dalton Ga., for use in making carpet. Last year the county earned $800 a ton for plastic water bottles and $300 a ton for white paper. So far this year, the county has earned $72,000 in sales of cardboard. Because the Southeast produces more aluminum cans than any other part of the United States, there is always a ready market for scrap aluminum. Furniture, however, just goes to the land fill because recycling is too expensive. Benard was pleased to tell the club members that the county had just received a $282,000 grant to extend the recycling program. He also said that it is not too late for citizens to sign up at City Hall for the recycling program. Chester County and Henderson are unusual in that they have no pick-up fee and recycling materials do not need to be separated. Following the program, club members enjoyed chatting, and the hostess served a delicious plate of cheesecake and fruit.
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$475, but I knew where he was taking her! John Bingham wanted a gentle horse to ride, so Larry offered $125. Which offer did I accept? Love of money or love of a horse? Ask John. Sunday night brought a special technology to Jacks Creek Church of Christ. A friendship formed in China between Jeremy McGill and his friend living in China. If you recall, Jeremy nearly died from an elephant attack – the paper ran a story about it. His friend talked through “iChat” technology appearing on screen with inspirational stories for all to enjoy in church. Closure was Jeremy’s friend in faraway China saying a prayer before communion. Our community sends sympathy to the families of the Rev. Melvin Bradford (9-13-27 to 1113-11) and Elizabeth Irene “Clark” Cherry Frank (66-26 to 11-16-11). Her mother, Iva Melton, said, “Luke Nobles was the best man she ever knew and he was her cousin.” That interested me since Luke was my grandfather. His mother was Mary Charlotte Alice Melton; thus Luke’s mother and Clark’s mother were sisters - the bloodline draws love in the shape of kindred hearts.
Also, our prayers are with Danny Rogers. Don graduated with Danny – several members from Class of ’64 met to be with Danny again. Janis McCall and a kind gentleman, Arville Blankenship, are both ill. Dorothy Jo Wadley came home from the hospital, but Lula Bell is having surgery on her foot soon. Ironic happening two friends attended nursing school together, and years later were in a hospital at the same time, but that’s the report on Vickie Ellis and Penny Hemby. God bless those who gather for their “first” Thanksgiving without their loved one. Memories are blessings pressed between the pages of our minds. Jacks Creek now has a home studio. Joy’s Photography Designs has a layout with props and background to make the perfect picture for your holidays. Call 989-9704 to set up an appointment with Joy McKinnon. You smile and she will shoot! Birthday greetings go to Loy Jones’s grandson, Elliott Burgess, on Nov. 24. He shares that day with my cousin, Kathy Pound; she has a certain speed limit for her age that consist of double nickels! Most special of all is their sharing the same birthday as Dusty Rose. Dusty
Thursday, November 24, 2011
News from the City
Hello to everyone! In 1 Ch. 16:34 we read, “O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever.” I would like to take this time out to give thanks for all that we have here in the United States of America. We should be thankful for the fact that we can walk down the streets of Chester County without fearing a hand on our shoulder snatching us off to imprisonment and torturing us. Maybe, too, we should give thanks for living in a democracy where we can express our feelings through the ballot box. In all things we should give thanks. Happy Thanksgiving Day to each and every one of you. To our Chester County football team, congratulations! You have set a record for your community and we are so proud of you. Thank you coaches for an outstanding year. The Cool Springs Church located at 306 Harmon Street, will have their Thanksgiving Day Service at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, with Rev. Justin Daniels, and
the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Family of Saulsbury, as the special guest. Everyone is invited to attend. Host pastor is the Rev. Tommie Woods, Sr. Congratulations to Shalonda Burton on the new addition to the family of a precious little girl. We want to wish a happy belated birthday to Shannon Shelby on Nov. 11; and Mary Senter, on Nov. 20. Happy birthday to DeMario Burton on Nov. 24; Shalonda Burton and Eboni Burton on Nov. 25; and Gloria Holiday on Nov 29. On the prayer list this week: Eddie Campbell Sr., Vircie Mae Massengill, Faye Hart, our loved ones that are in the hospitals, sick in their homes, also for our children, teachers, family, and the men and women that are serving our country. Remember to pray for our United States of America. Do not forget to patronize our local businesses here in town. Let’s support our own as much as we can. If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and things happening in the City I need to hear from you, call me at 989-1907 and leave your message, or you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. HAVE A GREAT WEEK!
The Christmas Dinner at the Montezuma Center will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Please remember to bring a bingo gift. The community continues our prayers for the
Clark Frank family. Mrs. Clark was truly a kindred spirit. She loved her family, she loved to cook and most of all to make her beautiful quilts. She made, and gave as gifts, her coconut cakes in a dishpan, her peanut brittles, and other goodies. She will be missed. Have a good Thanksgiving and call Wanda Cook (989-3724) or Celia Murley (989-5300) with your news.
turns 13 in heaven with Pauline Holmes at his side - her birthday is Nov. 23; she will take care of him and he will be an agreeable friend. Most of you are not aware of why I stopped writing JC News for 24 weeks. My spirit was broken when Dusty left for heaven (11-24-1998 to 521-2011). No more butterfly kisses; snuggling in bed; pushing his stroller; or car rides with his head on my shoulder. Still there would be no more weddings with his tuxedo on for brides like Terri or Mandy, or no more dressing him in baby clothes or costumes. Truly, Danell Balcom was right - Dusty was a human trapped in dog hair! It’s so lonely not to share happy meals, but the tender spot - there will be no more pictures in arms of school kids or the elderly at nursing homes. Being the bearer of sad news isn’t an easy role, so I put my grief into the flower garden where Dusty is buried. I hid from the world. This flower garden became a haven for me to grieve. The Dusty Rose Haven turned out to be a little park offering serenity to those who had turmoil of their own. So precious to know that even in death Dusty brings pleasure to those that visit the
haven. The tent and all out-door rooms with metal butterflies, candles, small lights, pictures, statues, floral arrangements, music, and refreshments will return in the spring in full glory. In the eyes of some I may be of little worth, but with Dusty I was the very center of his universe. He was my baby boy. He could be found near my feet. He was without envy or hatred. Dogs do not betray. If I left the house saying “Momma will be back” – he simply knew I was gone. Always Dusty was all mine - faithful and loyal to the last beat of his heart. I owe it to Dusty to be worthy of his devotion; thus, the Dusty Rose Haven. I am already organizing a valentine fund-raiser for Loving Paws in memory of Dusty Rose Jones. I can only hope you will support my love for Dusty by attending this fun event in February of 2012 (plans announced later). May peace, positive thoughts, and nice experiences be abundant in your life. God bless our soldiers as they start traveling for Home Sweet Home this year. Thanksgiving should be every day! Aren’t we richly blessed in the USA? God is everywhere looking and listening. Give thanks unto Him.
By Gloria Holiday
CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tradition – Holidays aren’t complete without our favorite dishes Every family has its own traditions for holidays and special occasions. My love of cooking began with helping my grandmother prepare holiday dinners. I loved spending time in the kitchen mixing, stirring and learning how individual ingredients meld together to form delicious food. For holidays, we start with the same basic menu almost every year. Ham, dressing, broccoli casserole, cranberry salad and sweet potato soufflé are our traditions. After my grandmother passed away when I was 14, I took on the role of holiday chef, and it has stuck to this day. To appropriate my time more effectively, I usually pass along some of the tasks – such as this year, my mother is making dressing. While I enjoy making the cornbread and crumbling it into a delicate but filling dressing, it’s never been my signature dish. When it comes down to what people always ask me to make, it’s sweet potato soufflé. I know almost everyone has their own take on this dessertlike side dish, but I must admit that this recipe is so good it’s almost like candy. In the Chester County Independent’s special recipe section this
week, Mrs. Nina Ross has her own spin on sweet potatoes, which incorporates pineapple. I’ve known others who cube their sweet potatoes and mix in the nuts. Mine isn’t any more special than any of these other variations, except for it’s the one that everyone in my family knows. I don’t know if my grandmother got the recipe from a magazine or if it was passed down to her. I know that the version I have is written on an index card splattered with years of flour and spots of sugar. I could rewrite it and make it neat and clean, but somehow I think the sweet potatoes wouldn’t taste as sweet if I were to lose that yellowed card. For those of you who are concerned, this recipe isn’t a real soufflé. It doesn’t require a special water bath, and you don’t have to make sure it rises. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to mess up. My secret is beating the mashed sweet potato mixture with an electric mixer until they
are so fluffy they begin to form peaks. You want to incorporate plenty of air into your sweet potatoes so that when you caramelize the brown sugar, nuts and marshmallows on top, you still have a light, fluffy base. It will melt in your mouth and complement the savory holiday sides so well. Even though we are having a small Thanksgiving dinner this year, the first thing anyone asked me when we started planning the menu was, “You are making sweet potatoes, right?” Of course, I am. We don’t have a holiday turkey or many tried and true traditions for Thanksgiving, so our comfort foods are what ties us together year after year, generation after generation. Happy Thanksgiving! Email your favorite or best recipes to email@example.com or mail them to Chester County Independent c/o Mary Dunbar, P.O. Box 306, Henderson, TN 38340.
Mary Mount Dunbar sets the table for the holiday gathering at her home. She enjoys spending time in the kitchen mixing, stirring and learning how individual ingredients meld together to form delicious food.
Sweet Potato Soufflé
Ingredients: 3 cups (about two cans) sweet potatoes, mashed 2 eggs, slightly beaten ½ cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup sugar Pinch of salt 1/3 stick melted butter Directions: Beat all the above with electric
mixer until very fluffy. Pour into a lightly buttered casserole dish. Topping ¾ cup brown sugar 1/3 cup flour Mix together and sprinkle over top of sweet potatoes 1/3 stick melted butter 1 cup chopped pecans 1 package miniature marshmallows Spread topping over potatoes. Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Happy Birthday wishes go to Tommy Wade, Nickie Franks, Connie Neisler, and Cheri Hutcherson on Nov. 24; Mackenzie Culpepper on Nov. 27; Wyatt Haley on Nov. 28; Brittany Tomlin on Nov. 29; and Keith Busby on Nov. 30. Well, for this year, the football games are over for the CCHS Eagles, coaches, and their fans. The game didn't end the way we all hoped for on Friday night, but it was exciting to be there cheering them on. From a fan's perspective, our hearts go out to them. Fans arrived back at the home football field and
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Count your blessings the Lord has given you and remember the reason for the special day. This is the text of George Washington's Oct. 3, 1789 national T h a n k s g i v i n g Proclamation as printed in The Providence Gazette and Country Journal, on Oct. 17, 1789: “Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the
waited for them to be escorted in. What an escort they had, yea, Chester County police department. We were eager to give them a hand and cheer them home, to let them know how proud we are of their hard work. I know they were probably disappointed not to be going on to Nashville, but when you look at what they accomplished this year, for the first time in 52 years, there is no way to be disappointed in them. The CCHS Eagles along with their coaches made history this year, and all I can say is "Go Eagles". Thanksgiving is here again. Enjoy this poem by Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer. Let us give thanks to God above, thanks for expressions of His love. Seen in the book of nature grand, taught by his love on every hand. Let us be thankful in our hearts, thankful for
all the truth imparts. For the religion of our Lord, all that is taught us in His word. Let us be thankful for a land, that will for such religion stand. One that protects it by the law, one that before it stands in awe. Thankful for all things let us be, though there be woes and misery. Lessons they bring for our good, later 'twill all be understood. Thankful for peace o'er land and sea, thankful for signs of liberty. Thankful for homes, for life and health. Pleasure and plenty, fame and wealth. Thankful for friends and loved ones too, thankful for all things, good and true. Thankful for harvest in the fall, thankful to Him who gave it all. Have a great Thanksgiving and call 9890212 with your news.
great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us. And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good gov-
ernments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best. Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine. G. Washington” Happy birthday to Shirley Reddinger on Nov. 23; Nancy Snider on Nov. 26; Kim Mays and Mary Hanson on Nov. 29. I hope you have the best birthday ever. Please continue to remember these in your prayers: Nella Rush, Joyce Stockton, Tommy Landers, Maedith Hopper, Winna Knipper, Kaylie Knipper, and Benny Barnett. Please call me if you know of someone that needs our prayers. Also, remember our shut-ins, and soldiers and their families during this holiday season. Quote of the week: “Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” E. P. Powell Keep smiling. I have never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful. Report news to 879-9777.
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HIKERS REST – Taking time out for a rest after a long hike into Henderson, the trio (at right) have walked and hiked nearly 4,000 miles from their homes in the New England states to Montana. The girls, all in their late teens, were traveling with a registered Wolfhound, which was more a companion than watchdog. Making the trip were (left to right) Janice Dorval of Manchester, N.H., Susan Richey of Reading, Penn., and Ann Rutter of Brookline, N.H. They called West Tennessee and Henderson the friendliest places on their long travels.
“ Annie ” is a hit in Chester County By Holly Roeder Staff Writer
Chester County High School Theatre chalks up another hometown hit, with last weekend’s community production of the musical classic, Annie. The show opened Thursday evening, Nov. 17, with the final performance Saturday afternoon, closing out the second annual Chester County Ladies’ Day event, in
coordination with Chester County School Health. Annie, as seen in Chester County, featured a delightfully talented community cast, from Rachel Grace Hibbett as little Molly to Zakkeus Bonds as Drake, to Rebecca Schucker as Miss Hannigan to Sandy as Sandy, and all in between. Pictured below are snapshots from opening night.
“Henderson hosts unusual visitors” From the files of the Chester County Independent November 28, 1941 “Dandy Wandy Club News” The McCall's “Dandy Wandy Club” has met and organized a band. The following officers were elected: Miss Pearl Young, president; Miss Neva Gray Bailey, secretary-treasurer; Miss Newanda Conder, reporter. Mrs. Ludell Rhodes, teacher at McCall's school, is the leader of the club. “Local Women Enter National Contest” Miss Minnie Simmons, Mrs. H. L. Tucker and Mrs. Joel Clayton, all of Henderson, have entered the Fifth Annual Nation-Wide Crochet Contest, according to word received yesterday from New York City. In entering the contest these ladies will try for the tital (sic) of national crochet champion. Only America's top-ranking crochet will be included in the national judging. “Lights For Christmas Tree” Henderson residents may be able to enjoy Christmas tree lights despite the severe shortage of hydroelectric power in the Southeast, according to [...] J. A. Krug, OPM power chief. Mr. Krug said that weekend rains had restored water reservoirs enough to permit relaxation of power consumption restrictions. November 23, 1951 “Football Fans Travel To Oxford” Among those from here who attended the Tennessee – Mississippi football game in Oxford on Saturday were: Dick Stewart, Tom McCorkle, Kenneth Woods, Max Hurst, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Bolton, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rainey, Joe Boswell, Prof. and Mrs. T. H. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Smith, Glenda and Tommy, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Harwell, Mr. and Mrs. Willard McCallum, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Pace, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wamble, Tal Enoch, Kerby Farrell and Neal Anderson. “Births” Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Smith of Selmer announce the birth of a son on Nov. 16. He is their first child and has been named Jerry. Mrs. Smith is the former Miss Jean McAdams of Henderson. Steadman-Guy Clinic Mr. and Mrs. Henry Matthews of Henderson, announce the birth of a son, Danny Joe, on Nov. 19. Dr. H. D. Farthing Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Grinstead of Henderson are the parents of a daughter, Sharon Louise, who was born Nov. 17. November 24, 1961 “Old Rugged Cross Is Favorite Hymn” More than 61,000 newspaper readers from coast to coast voted in the National Newspaper Hymn Poll and 10,482 of them chose “The Old Rugged Cross,” a vivid hymn which describes the traditional meaning of the Cross, as their dearest religious song. Chester County's favorite is “The Old Rugged Cross” with “How Great Thou Art” second. “Births” Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Deming of Baton Rouge, La., are the parents of a daughter, Delisa Lynn, who was born Nov. 15. Mrs. Deming is the former Miss Dell Marie Rainey of Memphis. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Deming Sr. of Henderson and Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Rainey of Memphis. Drs. McCallum and Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Pickett of Henderson announce the arrival of a daughter on Nov. 9. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Whitley of Selmer are the parents of a daughter who arrived Nov. 15. Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Weaver of Finger announce the arrival of a daughter on Nov. 21. Born to Shelby and Dorothy Trice of Henderson, a daughter on Nov. 19.
Henderson Clinic Mr. and Mrs. Joe Edward Herriman of Bolivar are the parents of a daughter, Shelia Ruth, who was born Nov. 12. Mr. and Mrs. Neil White of Henderson announce the birth of a daughter, Patricia Diane, on Nov. 18. Born to Inetha and Edward Croom of Montezuma, a son, Danny Renia, on Nov. 14. “Letter To The Editor” “The Cotton Picking Kid” “Taking children out of school to pick cotton is as much out of style as the horse and buggy days. When you take children out of school for any reason, they become discouraged and lose interest in their studies. You retard them in their work, which will never be regained. This arrangement is certainly unjust to the children. A great many children who are taken out of school for this purpose never pick a lock of cotton and those who do pick a little cotton certainly do not pick very much. Many cotton growers do not have children to assist in picking cotton, but they get their cotton gathered just as those who have cotton picking children. It certainly appears that we are rather lame when we have to lean on our children for a livelihood and that is just what it is. These children were brought into the world without their consent, and we certainly should give them a break. There are lots of grownups both white and colored who can be secured to pick cotton. Also in many cases when children are picking cotton their parents are driving automobiles or walking around town pretending to have business. If so, it could wait. We now have at least 20 mechanical cotton pickers in the county, which will average picking from eight to 12 bales per day. Recently a two-row picker picked a bale in 15 minutes. At this writing, at least 90 percent of the cotton has been gathered in Chester County, and according to past records, there will be plenty of cotton picking weather in the weeks and months ahead. Many counties in the state do not have this arrangement of making laborers out of their children. Before another cotton crop is ready to harvest, let's abolish this obsolete practice. A. C. McGuire.” November 25, 1971 “First Snow” A light snow fell in Henderson and Chester County Tuesday morning much to the delight of youngsters and oldsters “young at heart.” This was the first snow of the season here and was not expected to accumulate to any depth. “Unusual Visitors Pass Through City” Cross-country visitors pass through our city every day but it is unusual when they are either riding horseback or walking. Both types of visitors passed through here last Wednesday. A lone rider on horseback arrived in Henderson Wednesday morning on his way to California, and three girls in their late teens passed through town the same afternoon walking to New Hampshire after a walking sojourn to Montana. The horseman, Gary Blakeslee, 22, of Johnstown, N.Y., was heading to California from Washington, D. C., just to prove to a buddy that he could make the ride [...]. Blakeslee said he was averaging about 25-30 miles per day. However, he spent Tuesday night at Jacks Creek and stayed with the A.C. Booth's Wednesday night, so his daily average was somewhat interrupted here. The other group of visitors first attracted local attention when they arrived in town walking with heavy packs on their backs. Also with them was a strange looking dog, later identified as a registered Wolfhound. The three girls, Janice Dorval of [...] New Hampshire, Susan Richey of [...] Pa., and Ann Rutter of [...] New Hampshire, said they were on a “sightseeing trip” from their homes in the Northeast.
Photos by Holly Roeder, Independent
Grace Farrell performed by Lisa Hays, and Miss Hannigan, performed by Rebecca Shucker, discuss arrangements for Annie, Presley Connor, to visit the billionaire Oliver Warbucks for two weeks.
Mike Showers as Officer Ward returns Annie, Presley Connor, to the orphanage after she runs away. Showers also played the part of President Roosevelt.
Presley Connor as Annie is welcomed by Oliver Warbucks’ staff, as she decides “I think I’m gonna like it here.”
John McCaskill played billionaire Oliver Warbucks alongside Presley Connor as Annie.
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Chester County Independent archives, Nov. 25, 1971
HEY GENE, WAIT FOR ME – Plodding along at 25-30 miles per day, Gary Blakeslee of Johnstown, N.Y., passed through Henderson last Wednesday on his way to California. Starting in Washington, D.C., Blakeslee said he expected to reach the West Coast before Christmas. He was in no big hurry though; he spent Tuesday night in Jacks Creek at the home of a minister, and Wednesday night near Henderson in the home of William Riley.
Annie, performed by Presley Connor, meets the couple who claim to be her parents, as portrayed by Brad Montague and Kristi Montague.
Brad Montague and Kristi Montague gave an energetic performance as Miss Hannigan’s brother and his girlfriend, Rooster and Lily.
CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, November 24, 2011
ack once again by popular demand are the expert recipes for getting the bird to the table on Thanksgiving Day, as submitted by kindergarten and first grade students from Chester County elementary schools. Remember to take each recipe with a grain of salt, and enjoy their suggestions. Due to space restraints, we were not able to include all the submissions here, in print, additionally, some have been abbreviated. See more Turkey Tales online at www.chestercountyindependent.com
Mary Beth Miller’s Kindergarten class at West Chester You get it at the store. Cook it for 20 seconds and then eat it. - Hailey Bishop You get the turkey at the shop. Cook it for 10 minutes and then eat it. - Amy Calkins Most turkeys walk in the field. You have to catch it in a big, huge, giant bird cage. Then dump it in the skillet with the oven hot. Cook it for 20 hours and gobble it up and eat it dead! - Chandler Cranford You get a turkey on a farm. Cook it for 11 days and then eat it! - Christian Croom You get it from the microwave and bake it for like 20 or 30 minutes. Then you eat it. - Layla Ferge You have to get it out of the box. You put it in the oven for five minutes. Then you take it out of the oven. Then you put it on the table, then on the plate and eat it. - Jennifer Harris You get the turkey at a farm. Put salt on it. Put it in the oven for three seconds. Put pepper on it. Put chicken on it, then it is ready to eat. - MaKenna Johnson They jump outside on a farm. You get it, kick it and stomp on it. (That’s what my mama does anyway). You put it in the stove and cook it up for 12 minutes and then you eat it. And that’s it. - Chase Mayfield Get the turkey at the
bakery. Cut the bones out. Put salt, pepper, and seasoning on it. Cook it in the stove for 45 minutes and EAT IT! - Jena Melton Maybe you get it from a farm. Skin it, slice its guts out and cook it for two or five minutes. Let it cool off and then eat it. - Lashon Mitchell
Wendy Siler’s first grade class at East Chester
Step one: kill it. Step two: put it in a pan. Step three: make the pan hot. Step four: you are ready to eat. -Arnie Gonzalez You look for a turkey and if you find a turkey, you have to be very quiet. And when it isn’t looking you shoot it. And you wrap it up in a net. And then you clean it and then you cook it. And then you eat it. -Hallie Bramblett You kill it and cut it up and clean it and put it in a pan and cook it. -Colton Hurst Kill it. Cook it. -Mason Seaton We buy turkey from the store. -Ethan Hopkins We don’t have turkey. We eat ham! -Julia Briggs We eat ham. -Caira Simpson You cook it and you kill it. You eat turkey at Thanksgiving. -Auna Hannis When it is Thanksgiving I don’t get to see my turkey because I am at my cousin’s house to eat turkey. -Ella Evans
Puppy Personals There are dogs of all sizes and breeds currently awaiting homes at Henderson City Animal Control, and all these would-be pets need to find a new forever home. These dogs each have a limited time to find a home due to the city’s animal control euthanasia policy. Three of the dogs are getting their last chance in the “Puppy Personals” this week. If you would like more inforThis is an a d u l t male beagle mix. He seems to have been mist re a t e d , as he is very shy of human touch. He is very sweet and would make a very devoted pet once past his mistrust of people. Sponsored by:
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Sponsor a dog, help save a life For more information contact the Independent at 731-989-4624. This little gal is extra friendly and playful. She will climb right up and ask for petting and playing. All she needs is her own home and family to love. Sponsored by:
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We pray before we eat our turkey. We feed some to my dog. -Fonta Burnett Kill it. Cook it. Clean it. -Aryana Carlock
Megan Hunt’s Kindergarten Class at West Chester
Go and get a turkey. Put grease on it to make it delicious. Cook it in the microwave medium for 15 minutes. We will eat icecream and gravy with the turkey. - Sam Baker Get the turkey from Bull Market. Fry it. Then make it into chicken. Then put it on a plate and serve it for dinner. Tear a little bit of the skin off and save it for when you’re hungry. - Justin Guzman Get the turkey from a barn. Put hot sauce on it. Grease a pan then put the turkey in it. Then cook it in the microwave for eight minutes. We will eat chicken nuggets and fries with our turkey. -Harley Hallman Get a turkey from a cowboy. Put it in a cage then cut it. Then put it in a pan. Put it in the microwave for a long time. It’s done when it beeps. - Sarah Beth Hurst Get the turkey from a chicken. Salt and pepper the turkey then put it in the stove for 80 minutes. Take it out and put turkey juice on it. - Jessica Jones Go to the grocery store and get a turkey. I will also get spaghetti at the store in case I don’t like the turkey. When I get home I will put Ranch on the turkey and put it in the oven for 15 seconds. -Paul Edward Jones Go to a field and find a turkey then cut it. Salt and pepper the turkey then cook it in a pot for 15 seconds. Then me, my dad and mom will eat turkey and ham. Then my sister comes up and says “I want some.’’ I say “WHAT?” - Brayden Kilzer Go get a turkey out of the road. Put salt and pepper on the turkey then put it in the oven for four minutes. - Dylan Lipford Go get a turkey at Piggly Wiggly. Put ketchup on it and let it get warm. Then put it in the oven for 10 minutes. Look at it to make sure it’s done. I know it’s done if it’s flat. - Katie Lovelace Go get a turkey from a farmer. Get the skin off of it. Then you cook it on a grill for 50 hours. Put gravy and salt on the turkey so he tastes good. - Jacob Matthews Go get a turkey from school. Then I will play with the turkey for a little
while. Then I’ll put it in my book bag and take it home. Then I will cook the turkey in the microwave for five minutes. When it’s done I will eat my turkey with hot sauce. - Jabari Melton Go get a turkey. Bring it home and cook it in the stove for five minutes. When it’s done it will look like a turkey. - Elijah Shead Put pepper and salt on the turkey. Next, cook the turkey in the stove for 60 minutes. I know it’s done when it looks like a bat. - Austin Stansell Go to the woods and shoot a turkey. Salt the turkey then cook it in the stove for five minutes. I know the turkey is done when its head and legs are gone. - Cheyenne Taylor Go get a turkey from the pig. Put seasoning, salt and pepper on the turkey. Cook the turkey in a skillet for ten hours. It’s done when it’s a chicken. - Hannah Wakefield Put pineapple and sweet and sour sauce on the turkey. Next cook it in the stove for 20 hours. It’s done when it looks fresh. - Addyson Warren
Beverly Rogers’ first grade class at East Chester
Wash in bathtub with hot water, put on a grill, cover with tomato sauce, cover with green eyeballs, and extra turkey legs. Use hottest temperature for 100 minutes. Take in house – do not cut just grab your pieces. Enjoy. -Aiden Barron Buy a turkey. Clean it. Put it over a fire or put it in a oven. Make sure it’s hot enough. -Myles Shelton Buy it first. Wash it second. Cook it for 10 seconds. Get it out. Put scot on it. -Natalie Get it from (supermarket). Wash it. Put it in the oven for 200 minutes. Put salt and pepper on it. Then eat it. -Hailey Austin Go to Piggly Wiggly. Buy a turkey. Cook over a fire 30 seconds. Eat it. -William Egros
Beth Haskins’ Kindergarten class at West Chester
I would get a turkey and put it in a pot in the oven for four hours. It will look like turkey when it is done. - Ally Kate Arnold I am going to go to the woods to get a blue turkey and catch it with a bow and arrow. I am going to take it home and take off the feathers and eat it with skin. I will cook it on the stove for 40 hours. It will have wet and dry skin and I will put salt and pepper on it and eat black rice and drink red drink. - Cooper Bates I will go to the woods and get a red and brown turkey
with a gun and take it home and cook it with the feathers off. I will cook it in the oven for 10 minutes until it is burnt and beeping. - Kyndel Burkeen I am going to the woods to get a turkey that looks like all the colors of the rainbow. I am going to shoot it and take it home and cook it in the oven with bar-b-que sauce and it will be done at 9:15. - Jaden Case I am going to shoot a turkey with a bow and arrow with Uncle Fred. I will take it home and me and my daddy will cook it in a pan for 10 days. - Brylan Taylor I am going to get a turkey that is big and take it home cook it in the oven for one hour. It will be done when the timer goes off. - Amos Elliott I will go to the woods and get my turkey with a knife and cut the feathers off and cook it on the grill for 10 seconds. It will look like one in the store when it is done. - Colton Hopper I will go to the Indians and get a turkey and cook it with pickles for eight minutes. It will be done when it looks like chicken with pickles on it. - Cecy Rodriguez
Amy Tims’ first grade class at East Chester
Put lots of butter on the turkey.-Katelynn Yodushock You put it under the stove and you cook the turkey. -Bryan Gonzalez You put it in the oven and then it turns into a turkey. -Lanovtica Terry You put it in the oven and you cook it. -Ethan Rhodes You put butter on it. You put it in the bowl and then you put it in the ham
and then you put it in the oven and then that is all. -Madison You put it in a bowl and then you scare it. -Lydia Rachel Chumley You put it in a bowl and then you stir it. -Michael I fry turykey. -Judiaz You buy the turkey. You fry it to 30 degrees. Then you cut it. Then you put it on a plate. -Baylee Neisler Put it in a pot cook it four minutes. -Mason Burns
Leslie Hunt’s first grade class at East Chester
First kill a turkey. Take the skin off the turkey. Cook it in the oven for 50 minutes. -Lewis Bussey Buy a turkey at the store and drive it home from the store. You start to cook it at very hot for about 30 minutes. -Gregory Thaxton Mom buys one at the store then she stuffs things in the turkey and puts pineapples on the turkey. Next she cooks it for 28 seconds. -Madison Woofter My mom calls my dad and says to kill the turkey. Then she grabs it and puts it in a hot pot with hot soup. Then you cook it for 2 seconds. Take it out and gives it a big shot of some beef into the turkey so it will taste sweeter. -Mac Clark First pour sugar in a bowl. Then get milk. Next put the turkey and the stuffing in the oven. Cook it for 30 hours. -Shelby Robertson
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Bed bugs are nothing new in Appalachian region Granny Brown looked at my tan legs extending from old cutoff blue jeans and pursed her lips. “Boy? Them ain’t skeeter bites!” I had been scratching at the breakfast table. I wouldn’t have known the difference between mosquito or chigger bites. Itchy bumps and rashes were a routine part of summer vacation with my grandparents. Once, I contracted a case of ringworm, of which I was inordinately proud. But these red bites on my legs disturbed Granny. She examined the limbs of my cousins, then slammed a cast iron frying pan of sausage gravy on the stove and declared, “We got chinch bugs!” Glaring at my grandfather, she exclaimed, “Mack, get the flit!” The “flit” was a large pump dust sprayer used to de-tick the cattle and hunting dogs. On occasion, it would be used to delouse infested individuals, or to war against the bed bugs that the folks of my grandparents’ generation called “chinch bugs.” My granny was known for keeping a “neat” home. This meant she would not tolerate vermin of any type. When cinch bugs were detected or even suspected, the extended family went to red alert. Aunts carried bed linen outside to be boiled in washtubs. The scalding water would then be used to cover the wood plank flooring, hopefully killing the insects hiding in cracks and corners. When Granny Brown called down the doom of flit, we knew it was a serious chinch bug incursion and would run to hide in the barn’s hayloft. Flit wasn’t a thing. It was a chemical. Somehow, my maternal family and the community had adopted the name for a wonderful concoction known in scientific parlance as DDT. Now before you jump to the wrong conclusion – that DDT was an environmental disaster of the first order – I need to point out a few historical notes. Southern Appalachia in the early 20th Century was not only a dirt-poor region of the nation, but it was a place where disease claimed thousands of children and adults on an annual basis. Among the most pernicious illnesses was malaria. Transmitted by mosquitoes, malaria sickened and killed across the South until the advent of
effective insecticides, chief among these DDT. Despite what we now know about the environmental effects of DDT, the fact remains that millions of southern Appalachian residents lived longer and healthier lives because of what Granny Brown called “flit.” When the washing and boiling was done, the flit was brought to bear. I remember the white chemical billowing through the house, Granny directing the flit gun wielders to concentrate on bedsteads and wardrobes, and the kids – me included – being encouraged to run through the clouds of insect poison. Whether it hurt us or not, I cannot tell. I can testify that the chinch bugs were no match for flit. Granny stood in her apron, hands on hips as the DDT dust settled into nooks and crannies, a stern expression on her face. “That’s enough, Mack,” she told my grandfather and uncles. “I reckon there ain’t no more chinch bugs, fleas, chiggers, skeeters or ticks around this place any more.” She had unshakable faith in flit. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would have had stiff opposition from the Brown family and Mussel Camp Landing community if they’d tried to ban DDT back in those days. Which brings me to the point of this recollection and essay. Today, when we are told so many things are bad for humans and the environment, it is easy to forget that 60-70 years ago a mosquito bite could kill, worms and weevils destroyed entire crops, mice and rats were the scourges of farmsteads and wonder drugs were just coming to market. Granny Brown had unshakeable faith in flit, because the miraculous insecticide improved the quality of life for her family. To her, modern technology was the Hand of God at work, fulfilling the needs of the people who prayed for relief from disease and pestilence. Today when four-star hotels have bed bug infestations and the EPA declines to approve effective insecticides for use against the blood-sucking pests, I wonder what a difference the application of my granny’s flit would make?
Happy holidays: Martha Stewart I am not
Why do we stress out about the holidays? Why do we feel that each holiday get-together is somehow a reflection of our own worth? What is it that makes us a little bit crazy this time of year? This year for Thanksgiving, I’m not throwing an elaborate dinner party or trying to impress any guests. We’re inviting close family to dinner, and we’re all chipping in with our favorite dishes. However, I recently found myself standing in the middle of the kitchen panicking that I don’t have a set of autumn-colored chargers or a centerpiece for the table. The same people who come to dinner at my house at least once or twice a month are going to be here. They know that I don’t have time to make Martha Stewart-inspired decorations or spend weeks before the holidays preparing personalized place settings and making everything from scratch. Yet somehow, the holidays make me feel like a terrible hostess. We’re going to eat dinner off of the everyday plates – albeit the ones that aren’t chipped and actually make a complete set. I’m not going to polish the silver or bring out the china. I will probably even put a pan or two on the table rather than transferring everything to special serving dishes. My serving dishes don’t match, and some are even plastic. Martha Stewart would be so frustrated with me.
I’ve always adored home decorating magazines, and I read them every month. I love the ideas and the beautiful rooms that are in each edition, but when it comes to the holidays, I start to feel overwhelmed. I want to have a beautiful designer home, but somehow, mine always has dishes in the sink and splatters on the floor from spills while cooking. No matter how hard I try, there’s never enough time to finish the holiday cooking, put all the preparation dishes away and still serve the food while it’s warm. I always thought that when I had my own place it would be easy to keep it immaculate, but it’s difficult when people live there. Someone always wants a drink of water or spills flour on the counter or drops an egg while cooking. There are crumbs on the tablecloth at the end of a meal – and under the table and on the counter. Gravy makes spots on the tablecloth. The candles don’t burn evenly, and centerpieces prevent people on opposite sides of the table from seeing one another. Grease inevitably splatters the stove, and somehow the sink has scratches from washing heavy pots and pans. I’m not perfect. My home is a home, and my Thanksgiving dinner will certainly have flaws, but the most important thing is being together as a family. So what if I forgot to
dust the upper side of the fan blades? No one is going to climb a ladder to inspect my cleaning abilities. I keep telling myself these things, but I’m battling the constant bombardment of perfection that comes this time of year. With the exception of a handful of commercials – such as the one where a family locks itself outside
and the dog eats the turkey – everyone implies that the holidays are always perfect, flawless and easy. It may be that way in your home, but in mine, things get chaotic, messy and crazy. But you know what? I wouldn’t trade the spills, burned pies and memories that my family makes for a thousand picture-perfect dinners.
To the Editor and concerned citizens in Chester County: There have been letters mailed, emails sent, city meetings attended, an ad placed in the Chester County Independent, and a meeting held concerning youth soccer in Chester County. None of these activities were initiated or sponsored by the Chester County Youth Soccer Board. All of the actions, by an outside organization, were prompted by the Chester County Youth Soccer Board’s desire to change the association of our soccer program. We are grateful to the City of Henderson for all the improvements to the Gene Record Memorial Park, where the soccer fields are located. The board understands that it is a public park and we want it to be used in the best possible way for the majority of citizens of our city and county. Youth soccer has been active in Chester County for over 10 years and the success of our Junior High and High School Soccer programs is a testament to the foundations of soccer that these children have learned during their formative years. During this time the program has been organized by several volunteers who were interested in the children of our county having a quality program and a place to play soccer. This program has been administered by the Chester County Youth Soccer Board and we have had an association with American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) for several years. AYSO runs a quality organization, but at the present time, the members of the Chester County Youth Soccer Board feel like it is an ideal time to “break ties”
with AYSO in favor of a more local association. If it is the desire of the parents in Chester County, we will align with a new association. To parents and players, the program will be basically the same; we will just have a different association that will be the administrator of our insurance and other parts of the program. We are in the process of talking to different Tennessee associations about what is best for the future of youth soccer in Chester County. We also want to thank the volunteers who give up their personal time to spend time helping children play soccer. Our program would be nothing without volunteers and we are always looking for new volunteers to help with the program. If you would like to volunteer in a leadership role, please contact a member of the Soccer Board. The soccer season will continue in 2012 with registration being held the first Saturday in May (May 5, 2012) at West Chester Elementary in Henderson. We thank you for encouraging words during this time and appreciate your continued support. We look forward to providing a positive and rewarding soccer experience for the children of Chester County. If you have any questions, please see our website at www.chestercountysoccer.com and contact a member of the Chester County Youth Soccer Board or join our facebook group by searching for Chester County TN Youth Soccer. Sincerely, Anthony Buttrum for the Chester County Youth Soccer Board Henderson, Tennessee
CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, November 24, 2011
More Cops, More Stops” on state roadways this holiday weekend
Tennessee drivers beware. The Governor's Highway Safety Office (GHSO) is teaming with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and local law enforcement agencies all across the state beginning today through the busy Thanksgiving travel season to crack down on traffic safety violations. State and local law enforcement will be out in force to remind all drivers and passengers to never drink and drive, always buckle up, obey the speed limit, and eliminate all distractions inside their vehicles while driving. This special enforcement crackdown is part of the state's new "More Cops. More Stops." campaign, which will focus on saving lives on Tennessee's roadways. "Unfortunately, the holi-
day season brings a higher number of injuries and fatalities on Tennessee roadways," said Tennessee Department of Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Commissioner John Schroer. "Many of those tragedies could be prevented by obeying basic highway safety laws. Over the next several days, drivers can expect 'More Cops and More Stops' across the state as we try to keep everyone safe this Thanksgiving." Sixty-nine percent of 18 to 34 year old passenger vehicle occupants killed in Tennessee crashes in 2009 were NOT wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. "Not wearing your seat belt will get you a ticket, but we will also be cracking down on speeding and distracted driving, and
especially on anyone drinking and driving," said THP Colonel Tracy Trott. Nearly one-third of those killed on Tennessee's highways in 2009 involved drivers or motorcycle operators with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or above at the time of the deadly crash. Tennessee is one of only two states partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on this important national demonstration project. The 'More Cops. More Stops.' project will test the effectiveness of a new combined high visibility enforcement campaign designed to reduce drunk driving, boost seat belt use, and crack down on speeding and distracted
driving, particularly among young adult males. Research and fatal crash statistics show that young adult males are most likely to practice high-risk behaviors while driving, such as not wearing seat belts and/or drinking and driving. "Impaired driving will not be tolerated. There will be no warnings or excuses. If you drive drunk, you will be stopped and you will be arrested," said Director Kendell Poole, GHSO. "But speeding, distracted driving and failing to wear your seat belt will also cost you. Please help us get the word out this Thanksgiving season. During the 'More Cops. More Stops.' campaign, we will be out in force to help save more lives on Tennessee's roadways."
CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT November 14, 2011 A JVC CD player valued at approximately $95 was reportedly stolen from a vehicle on Woodland Dr. According to the report, a black stocking hat with a yellow deer was allegedly left in the vehicle by the suspect. Jason Allen Robertson, 32, 442 Barham Ave., was arrested and charged with burglary. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $5,000 bond. November 15, 2011 A truck parked in the parking lot behind City Drug Store was reportedly vandalized. According to the report, the vehicle was found to have a large scratch across the tailgate, all the way to the metal. Damage was estimated at $250. November 16, 2011 A Pioneer car radio was reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked at Henderson Muffler Shop. The radio was valued at $200. November 18, 2011 A Freed-Hardeman student reported the theft and fraudulent use of a personal check. Billy Joe McNeil, 55, Savannah, was arrested and charged with vandalism, public intoxication, criminal impersonation and assault. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond. November 19, 2011 Richard Leslie Strickland, 24, 740 Fourth St., Apt F58, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $750 bond. November 20, 2011 A break-in was reported at an apartment on Sanford St. According to the report, entry was made through an unlocked window. Missing items included an Xbox 360 valued at $300, 12 Xbox games valued at $50 each, two Xbox controllers valued at $60 each, one PSP (Play Station Portable) valued at $150, and 10 PSP games valued at $30 each. NC Thomas Jr., 41, Jackson, was arrested and
charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and violation of the implied consent law. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,250 bond. November 21, 2011 Kenneth L. Huddleston, 32, 651 Sanford St., was arrested and charged with vandalism. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,000 bond. Michael Anthony Slayton, 46, 639 Cloud Circle, was arrested and charged with assault. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT November 15, 2011 11:11 p.m. – 139 S Cason Ave., FreedHardeman University, Bradfield Hall, false alarm. November 8, 2011 4 p.m. – 772 Hearn St., trash fire, burning without permit. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT November 15, 2011 Brandon Nicholas Huff, 33, Luray, was arrested and charged with bond forfeiture. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. Lisa Marie Rutledge, 52, 415 Mitchell Lane, was arrested and charged with assault. She was released from the Chester County jail on her own recognizance. Jerry Thomas Sanders, 52, Jackson, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. Carrie Michelle Taylor, 42, Bethel Springs, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. She was released from the Chester County jail to Madison County after posting a $500 bond. November 16, 2011 A lawnmower and other items were reported missing from a property on Cones Road. Missing items included the orange Husqvarna lawnmower valued at $1,500, a red Troy Built garden tiller valued at $800 and a black ramp set valued at $120. Timothy Dean Shire, 24, 940 Old Lula Road, was arrested and charged
with unlawful carry of a weapon with the intent to go armed. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $5,000 bond. November 17, 2011 A Chester County resident reported the theft of the catalytic converter, valued at $269, from his vehicle. Two oxygen censors were damaged due to the converter being taken, which were valued at $223. Shonda Renee Davis, 36, 2025 Sweetlips Road, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. She was released from the Chester County jail on her own recognizance. November 18, 2011 A Chester County resident reported several items had been stolen from his St. Rt. 225 home since July. Missing items include a kitchen select hot plate, tobacco, and an orange crock pot, all valued at $100, also 1/2 inch Craftsman ratchet valued at $10, deepwell 5/8 to 1” socket set valued at $20, several short sockets valued at $20, 5/32 and 7/32 chainsaw files valued at $20, Craftsman 7 1/4 fine tooth saw valued at $50, two metal blades valued at $30, blue handle wire strippers valued at $20, channel locks valued at $10, vice grips and needle nose pliers valued at $30, 3/8 to 5/8 open end wrenches valued at $20, quarter roll of television cable valued at $30, 1995 Buick tire jack valued at $30, 10-foot 1 1/2 inch chain valued at $30, 3/8 socket and ratchet – several sizes up to 3/4 short socket valued at $50, dollar store clippers valued at $20, compression gage with different plug adapters valued at $15, long driver with yellow handle (18 inches long) valued at $30, Smith setaline cutting tip valued at $25, 4-way lug wrench valued at $25 and jack and lug wrench taken from outside valued at $50. November 19, 2011 Diana Lynn Campbell, 41, 2005 Sweetlips Road, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license and driving under the influence (DUI). She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $3,750 bond.
Joseph Wayne Shields, 41, Adamsville, was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary and vandalism. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. Katherine Elaine Shields, 51, Adamsville, was arrested and charged with vandalism and aggravated burglary. She is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. November 20, 2011 Adam Tyler Clayton, 24, Bethel Springs, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $1,750 cash only bond. Robert William Spearman, 18, 5970 St. Rt. 200, was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault. He was released from the Chester County jail on his own recognizance. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT No reports. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT Charles Edward Maness, 54, Enville, was found guilty of counts one and two merged, promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine, count three, possession of drug paraphernalia and count four, possession of marijuana. Count one/two: Maness was sentenced to four years in a TDOC facility at a 30 percent release eligibility, receiving credit for time served pretrial, all suspended and supervised. He was ordered to pay court costs plus $1,000 in fines. Count three: He was sentenced to two years in a TDOC facility at a 30 percent release eligibility, all suspended and supervised, and ordered to pay court costs plus $250 in fines. Count four: He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, all suspended and supervised. He was ordered to pay court costs plus $250 in fines. All counts are to be served concurrently.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Obituaries The end of the world as we know it By Ronnie McBrayer Keeping the Faith
Melvin Bradford Date of Death – Nov. 13, 2011 The Rev. Melvin Bradford, 84, of Scotts Hill, died Sunday, Nov. 13. Services were held Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel. Burial followed in Rocky Knob Cemetery in McNairy County. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 24, 2011
Elizabeth Irene (Clark) Cherry Frank Date of Death – Nov. 16, 2011 Elizabeth Irene (Clark) Cherry Frank, 85, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at her home. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel, with Richard Owens and Charles Ward officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Frank was born and reared in Chester County, the Sweetlips Community, the daughter of the late John Alford and Iva Melton Cherry. She attended Chester County schools. She married R. L. ‘Junior’ Frank in 1947. They lived in several states while Mr. Frank followed construction work and moved back to Chester County in 1954. Mrs. Frank worked at Chester Mfg. for fifteen years and Mr. Frank ran a dozier operation until 1966 when he was elected Chester County Road Supervisor. They made their home in the Wilson School Community since 1957 where they farmed and raised cattle. Mr. Frank died in 2003. Mrs. Frank was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church and she loved to quilt, garden and cook. She is survived by two sons, Michael ‘Mike’ Frank (Devenda) of Henderson and Norris Frank (Shelia) of Luray; two daughters, Sandra King (Jimmy) of Selmer and Debbie Whitfield (Eddie) of Henderson; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and she also leaves special friends and caregivers Dianne and Max Brown. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Cherry; and a sister Lois Burross. Memorials may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 24, 2011
Patricia Jan Tate Newsom Date of Death – Nov. 21, 2011 Patricia Jan Tate Newsom, 62, went to be with the Lord Monday morning, Nov. 21, 2011. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Bobby Bray and Ken Kitchen officiating. Burial followed in New Friendship Cemetery. Mrs. Newsom was born and reared in Madison County, the daughter of the late Arthur Whitford and Lola Atlas Kennedy Tate. She graduated from South Side High School in 1967. She married Jim Newsom in 1973. They had made their home in the Diamond Grove Community for the past 26 years. Patricia was a devoted wife, mother and Nana. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Finger. She is survived by her husband, Jim Newsom of Pinson; two sons, Billy Newsom (Catherine) of Jackson, Miss. and Darryl Newsom of Pinson; three daughters, Eva Lindley (Dwight) of Bramer, Mo., Dena Canchola (Juan) and Brandi Holder (Brian) all of Jackson, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, David, Megan and Hunter Lindley, Cecilia and Gabriella Canchola, Brailey Holder and Grant and Eric Newsom; and a brother, Jimmy Tate of Bells. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jeep Tate; and two sisters, Mary Hudson and Betty Thorton. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 24, 2011
A Christmas Concert to be held Dec. 10 A Christmas concert by Wess Morgan, with special guest actress and award winning director, Kim Fields, will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at Northside Assembly of God at 27 Oil Well Rd. in Jackson. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and at 7 p.m. the concert will begin.
Either a $10 donation, or a toy valued at $10, is required for admittance. Proceeds benefit the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, SouthWest Region, and The Wess Morgan Foundation, an organization whose focus is drug and alcohol prevention and recovery.
I don’t know how it is that you are reading this. In fact, I don’t know how any of us are even here. In case you missed it, the entire cosmos was destroyed by the avenging judgment of God this weekend, and you can’t plead ignorance – you were properly warned. Oh, forget the cryptic evidence of the Jewish prophets, the predictions of Nostradamus, the ancient Mayan Calendar, or the inexplicable visions of the Apostle John on the Isle of Patmos. No, for the last several years we have been advised by radio broadcaster and prophet Harold Camping that the end was near, and now overdue. If that name sounds familiar, it should. Harold Camping was convinced – and so were many of his followers, some spending their life’s savings to warn their wayward neighbors – that the end of the world would arrive this past May. When that did not occur, Camping amended his prophecy with a gargantuan amount of imagination and interpretive gymnastics, giving the universe a drop-dead date of Oct. 21, 2011.
It really doesn’t bother me when the end-times prophets and Harold Campings of the world show up with their placards, tracts, broadcasts, and sandwich boards of doom. It used to really get under my skin, but now I recognize such predictions as an eccentric Christian tradition, one of those family customs that cannot be stopped, only endured. The winds of world upheaval begin to blow and spiritual forecasters likewise begin to paint pictures with the terrible brush strokes of God’s consuming fire. Sinners are threatened. The blatantly unrepentant are dangled over the inferno. There is a frenzied relish to it all, some doomsdayers seemingly more happy to see all reprobates burn, than to move on to eternal bliss. So when a radio preacher misfired once again on his prediction, it was just more of the same, and just as Jesus said it would be. “No one knows the day or the hour,” Jesus loudly proclaimed. The expiration date set for the universe is knowledge that belongs exclusively to God, and he doesn’t seem interested in sharing it
with Harold Camping or anyone else who fancies making bold prophecies. Further, as wrong as these would-be-prophets are about actual dates, their divination seems to also distract them from the nature of the end of the age. “Look, I am making everything new!” God says in the end (see Revelation 21). The cosmos doesn’t conclude with retribution, but with renewal. The final chapter is not extinction, but transformation. That is our Blessed Hope. Simply, God believes in and loves his creation in a way that no televangelist or talking-head prophet can ever come close. God has bigger and better plans for his world than just throwing it into the intergalactic trash can. In the words of C.S. Lewis, “We may be tired of this world, but God isn’t.” He has great things in store, and we get the chance to get in on it and live it beginning today. This is a far better approach to life than pining for a fictitious apocalypse. My Hebrew friends will have to forgive me for simplifying one of their marvelous parables, but there is a story in the Jewish literature about an
Human Rights roundtable scheduled
‘Lonely or Solitude’ Solitude, retirement, seclusion from company, or being alone is not necessarily the same as being lonely. What is the difference with being alone and loneliness? You may feel lonely when you think you have no other choice; you feel you are absent affection of the past; you are experiencing extreme changes in your life; you feel you are unlovable and have nothing worthy to offer companionship of any kind. Hypersensitivity to self and every negative experience in our life may cause us to develop a warped view of everyone and everything around us. We may isolate ourselves from building a new foundation and new relationships in our life. We must move forward. There are also erroneous applications to loneliness. Some think loneliness is a sign of weakness or immaturity. Others have felt the way you feel right now. Loneliness is not a flaw in your personality or character. It is common for people to have difficulty in social
settings; approach others with suspicion and distrust; to be more likely to evaluate others as well as themselves with negative perceptions; feel depressed or angry; or critical of themselves and others. We can overcome these negative perceptions and feelings. First, count your blessings (Psalm 68:19; Ephesians 1:3; Romans 4:7). Focusing on our perceived misfortunes invites misery and loneliness. A negative attitude is failing before you begin (Proverbs 23:7; James 1:68). Think on positive thoughts, (Philippians 4:68). Second, cast all your care upon Jehovah (1 Peter 5:7; Job 8:21). How much are we dependent upon Jehovah, much or little? Finally, be confident that Jehovah will sustain you in every way you need (2 Timothy 1:12; Proverbs 10:28). We must believe that there will be a positive outcome with laying our cares at the feet of the creator and sustainer of all life now and in the eternal. This is Sunrise.
The Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) will conduct a public roundtable session beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the AIM Building, 731 South Highland Ave. in Jackson. RSVPs are required for attendance at the event. Session participants will have an opportunity to speak to the Commission about personal experiences, ask questions and even submit a formal complaint when applicable. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP for the event, call 1-800-251-3589. More information is available at www.tn.gov /humanrights.
old man who planted a fig tree. When asked if he really expected to live long enough to eat fruit from that tree, the old man laughed and said: “I was born into world that had fruit ready to eat. My ancestors planted trees for me, and now I plant fruit for my grandchildren.” We can’t give up on the world because it’s not what we wish it was, or because we think it’s all going down the drain with no time left, or because some crackpot makes a bold but foolish prediction. What we call the “end” is not the end at all. True to his nature, God has not given this world a drop-dead date. Instead, it has been stamped with a renewal date, a date we pray and work for until it finally comes. Ronnie McBrayer is a syndicated columnist, speaker, and author. His books include “Leaving Religion, Following Jesus” and “The Jesus Tribe.” Visit his website at www.ronniemcbrayer.net.
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National Adoption Month
Southwest Human Resource Agency to distribute commodities From 8 a.m. until noon Wednesday, Nov. 23, the Southwest Human Resource agency will distribute commodities at the National Guard Armory in Henderson. No certificates will be accepted after noon. New certificates are issued at the Southwest Community Center, 269 N. Church Street. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No new certificates will be issued on the day of distribution. No person shall on the grounds of race, color or national origin be excluded from participation or be denied benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Thanksgiving Day Meal at Forty Forks Baptist Church on Nov. 24 Forty Forks Baptist Church, 672 Ed Barham Road, Bethel Springs, wishes to invite anyone who would like to share in a meal of Thanksgiving to come and eat with them. The meal is free and will be served at 1 p.m. If you do not have family or if you are alone, please come eat with us. Psalm 100:4 reads, “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.” If you need a ride, or want a meal delivered, call 935-7547, 934-7668, 610-1716 or 610-9652.
Stroke Support Group to meet The Stroke Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, and the fourth Monday of each month, at the Chester County Senior Citizens building. For more information, contact Steve Simmons from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Extendicare Home Health (989-1912).
Senior Centers plan trips The McNairy County Senior Center has planned a trip to Branson, Mo., Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. The trip includes four nights lodging, four breakfasts and four dinners, admission to seven Branson shows and much more. Reservations are on a first come first served basis. A $75 deposit is due upon signing up for the trip. For full details, contact Cindy Thrasher at 632-0302 or 4391846. Chester County Senior Center is planning a trip to Gatlinburg Dec. 5-7, 2011. Make your $50 deposit now, with the balance due on Nov. 14, when there will be a meeting at the senior center. The prices are single $395, double $340, triple $330, and quad is $310. The trip includes breakfast at the center, lunch at the Golden Corral, the show Country Tonight, Titanic Tour, the show American Oldies with lunch and dinner at Woods Grill, and lunch at Cracker Barrel on the way back. Call 989-7434 for more information. Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a wonderful 11 day, 10-night trip Aug. 25-Sept. 5, 2012, to Alaska. Tour highlights include round trip airfare, 7 days aboard the Sapphire Princess with stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Anchorage, scenic touring through Glacier National Park and College Fjord. We will then board the Denali Express Train for Denali National Park. Also included are a tour of Fairbanks, a gold mine tour plus much more. Those who book early get the best prices, best cabin locations and their preferred dining time. Payment in full is due by May 11, 2012. For pricing and more information, contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843.
Nov. 30 is deadline to sign up for Library’s Teen Book Club The Chester County Library is currently signing up members for the next Teen Book Club meeting. Students in sixth through eighth grade are welcome to attend and should register by Wednesday, Nov. 30 so we will know how many books to purchase. Our next meeting will be 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. For more information, come by the library or call 989-4673.
The Henderson Civitan Club now selling Claxton Fruitcakes The Henderson Civitan Club is now selling 16 ounce Old-Fashioned Claxton Fruitcakes as their holiday fundraiser. Proceeds from the sales will go to provide assistance devices for developmentally disabled individuals living in Henderson. The fruitcakes may be purchased at Miller’s Big Star, Piggly Wiggly, City Drug Store, Henderson City Hall and the Chester County Property Assessor’s Office. For more information, call 989-4882.
United Methodist Women have Schermer’s Pecans for sale United Methodist Women are selling Schermer’s Pecans. The proceeds go to mission projects for Gleaner’s House, Carl Perkins Center, Kathy Hollomon Cancer Memorial Fund and others. The price is $10 for pecan halves, 16-ounce bag; chocolate covered pecans, 12-ounce bag; and clusters, 12-ounce bag. You may purchase these pecans at Clayton Bank East and West Branch, Merle Norman, Stuart Rogers Office, Chester County Independent, Dee’s Discount Drugs, Gleaner’s house, Candy’s Nails,
Chester County Bank Miller’s Big Star Branch, and Henderson Hardware.
Putting the Happy back into the Holidays At one time, Thanksgiving and Christmas were such joyful occasions, but this year it may be different. Perhaps a loved one has died, and you feel like weeping but you don’t want to spoil the holiday for others. Join us at the Hardeman House, on the FHU campus, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec 1, for a meeting that will provide you with resources to help you cope with the feelings and decisions of the holiday season. These resources include helpful information, literature, and interaction with others. The meeting will be dismissed at 8 p.m. when light refreshments will be served. This is a community service offered free of charge to all. For more information, call 615-969-3939.
Loving Paws Rescue needs Santa volunteer for annual Santa Pictures From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, Loving Paws Rescue will be doing their annual Santa Pics at PetSmart in Jackson. We need a volunteer to play Santa for us – the Santa suit will be provided. We can also use extra hands to help that day with other things. If you can fill any of these slots, please call Carol at 608-7145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dancing with the Kings and Queens application deadline is Dec. 1 Dancing with the Kings and Queens will be from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Selmer Civic Center. The DJ will be Randall Surratt. Admission is $10 and refreshments will be available. Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. If you would like to be a contestant contact Sherry Smith at 610-6011, Ellen Irons at 645-4207 or Marilyn Wade at 9344162. The deadline for contestant applications is Dec. 1. You may purchase tickets at B & R Beauty Shop in Selmer. Bethel Springs Rosenwald Community Center Organization sponsors this event.
Henderson Masonic Lodge to have stew sale Beginning at noon Saturday, Dec. 3, the Henderson Masonic Lodge #485 will have a stew sale. The cost is $15 a gallon. Bring your own container.
Holiday Tour of Homes set for Dec. 4 The 2011 Holiday Tour of Homes is scheduled for 1 until 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Featuring some very distinct Chester County homes. The Tour is a great way to enhance the holiday experience. This year’s Tour includes the homes of Clay and Stephanie Cox; Aaron and Stacey Ingold; Edward and Tiffany Jones; and Peggy Siler. A fifth house will be added before tour day. Tickets are $8 in advance and are available at the Carl Perkins Center through Friday, Dec. 2. Tickets also will be available for $10 at the Siler home on the day of the tour. Call 989-7222 for more information.
USDA Farm Service Agency urges producers to vote in County Committee Elections The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Gene Davidson reminds farmers and ranchers that the 2011 FSA county committee elections began Friday Nov. 4, with USDA mailing ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 5. Eligible voters who do not receive ballots in the coming week can obtain ballots from their local USDA Service Center. Newly elected committee members and their alternates will take office Jan. 1, 2012. To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program. A person who is not of legal voting age, but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm may also be eligible to vote.
Chickasaw State Park to host the 20th annual Lighting of the Park Chickasaw State Park will be hosting its 20th annual Lighting of the Park. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. each night during Dec. 9-11. There will be electric lights as well as 2000 candle luminaries lining all the roadways. Santa Claus will be present. For more information, contact the park office at 989-5141 or 1-800-458-1752.
Southwest HRA announces transportation assistance to voters in 2012 for Photo ID Starting in 2012, registered voters in Tennessee will have to show government issued photo identification in order to cast a ballot at the polls. Voters may call the agency at 1-800-3726013 for more information about scheduling your trip and trip fares that apply. For more information, you may visit their website at www.swhra.org.
Photo by James A. Webb, Independent
Henderson Mayor Bobby King has proclaimed November as National Adoption Month in Henderson, and urges all citizens to join in this worthy observance. Accepting the proclamation is Camecia Springfield, left, with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.
Questions and Answers from UT Extension: Planning for
4-H Camp? Starts now? By J. Brian Signaigo UT Extension Agent III
As we approach another holiday season filled with premature holiday movie premiers and promotions designed to sell products, take a moment to think about a gift that could change the life of a child – the gift of camp. The most valuable gift one can give to a young person is the opportunity to develop independence, self-worth, leadership and responsibility. Here are some of the benefits of camp: youth learn a stronger sense of self and others, youth learn how to navigate the world successfully, and youth learn resiliency. Youth also participate in activities that lead to physical growth, wellness, safe risk-taking, first-hand exploration and discovery (fun ways to learn!). For many years, 4-H camps have provided youth with the opportunity to play in a safe and
nurturing environment, and allow “kids to just be kids.” Play is a powerful form of learning that contributes mightily to the young person’s healthy physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. According to an American Academy of Pediatrics report, creative free play protects a young person’s emotional development and reduces their risk of stress, anxiety and depression. The camp experience allows youth to take healthy risks in a safe and nurturing environment. By utilizing some very generous donations, Chester County 4-H has one of the lowest camp
fees in the state. Also, 4H members may “earn” additional camp fee discounts through their participation in 4-H events and activities. So, if you want to give the “gift” of camp, or would like more information about 4-H camp in general, call the 4-H office at 989-2103.
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Chickasaw to host “First Day Hike” Chickasaw State Park will be hosting the “First Day Hike” of the year at 2 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2012. The guided hike along the Friends Trail will begin and end at the
MR. AND MRS. DARRELL JONES
Joneses celebrated 25th anniversary Darrell and Cindy Jones celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22, 2011. Dustin and Morgan helped them celebrate this past summer with a trip to St. Thomas!
main parking lot near the swimming area. There will be a short program about the history of the park and upcoming 75th anniversary events prior to the hike.
The hike concludes with with a campfire at shelter number one with coffee, hot chocolate, and marshmallows. The hike will be approximately one and a half
miles long and is classified as east to moderate, as it does have a few hills. For more information, contact the park office at 989-5141.
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Dream season ends Quarterfinal defeat stops CCHS at 10-3 For three quarters it looked as if Chester County football’s dream season would continue for another week. However, leading 13-12 Friday at Covington, the Eagles surrendered three scores to the host team in the fourth quarter, and fell 33-19 in the quarterfinals of the TSSAA state playoffs. CCHS ended its season at 10-3, only the second 10win season in school history, but oh so close to making it 11 victories and a trip to the semi-finals. Following the game, as Eagle players fought back tears, CCHS head coach Michael Hodum emphasized to the players just why the tears were appropriate. “When you shed tears like that, it shows how much passion you have and how much you put into it. The more invested you are, the more emotional you will be when it ends,” said Hodum. “I remember my last game. It was my passion, and it was hard to leave the field. “These kids have been great from the start of the season,” he continued. “Every season is a different story. They have their ups and downs. What they did kept themselves in the ‘road.’ They knew they had to play unselfish ball. My hat’s off to the seniors for their leadership in that.” The depth of Covington, which played fewer players on both sides of the ball than Chester County, really showed itself in the fourth quarter. CCHS, which had fought valiantly to that point, was simply “out of gas” in See CCHS, Page 2-B
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Darian Robinson, Matthew Butler, and Zach Malone of Chester County throttle a Covington runner for no gain.
FHU volleyball beats Indiana East, advances to NAIA final site After two years of getting close, the FreedHardeman Lady Lions finally made more history on Saturday afternoon in Richmond, Ind. For the first time ever, FHU will advance to the TachikaraNAIA Volleyball National Tournament Final Site thanks to its 3-1 win over Indiana East University in the national tournament
opening round. Freed-Hardeman played in the opening round in each of the last two seasons but fell short both times, in four sets to Lee University in 2009 and in straight sets to Lindenwood University in 2010. This year, the Lady Lions left little doubt from the start as to which of the
two teams would advance to Sioux City, Iowa, for the first time. FHU took the first two sets in dominating fashion, 25-15 and 25-16. "The girls were pumped and ready to play," said FHU head coach Todd Humphry. "That was obvious when we came out on the floor." Trailing 10-9 in the first
set, the Lady Lions took four straight points and then pulled away by taking 10 of 11 points after IUE got back within one point. The Lady Lions never trailed in the second set after taking the first five points, leading by as many as 10 points (16-6) before finishing off the set. The third set was much See FHU, Page 2-B
Five Lady Lions named all-conference, Humphry is co-coach of the year The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions placed five players on the TranSouth Volleyball All-Conference teams, the most from any team in the conference. Fernanda Ferreira, Sydney Rice, Nataly Gutierrez and Sandra Montoya were all first-team selections while Amber Turner was named to the second team. For Rice, it was her fourth time to be chosen for the first team. It is the third time for Ferreira as a firstteam selection and the second for Gutierrez and Montoya. Turner's selection to the second team was the third of her career. Todd Humphry was also named Co-Coach of the Year along with Bethel’s Starla Cupples after the teams shared the regular season championship. It his fourth time to receive the honor. Bethel was next in total all-conference selections with four while Union and Martin Methodist each had three. (See page 2-B.)
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Lady Lions go unbeaten at Rotary Saturday, the FreedHardeman Lady Lions downed the No. 9 Griffins of Westminster College of Utah, 56-41, to go unbeaten at the Rotary Classic in Jackson for the second time in the last three years. No. 6 Freed-Hardeman (6-0) did it with defense over the three-day event, allowing an average of only 50.7 points per game
in the three wins. Freed-Hardeman returns to action on Nov. 29 with a visit to No. 25 Belhaven University.
No. 13 Saint Xavier The No. 6 FreedHardeman University Lady Lions bounced back from a cold-shooting performance in a win the night before, by coming out fast and strong over No. 13 Saint Xavier
University of Illinois, 6954. The Lady Lions were led once again by Newby with 20 points, the fourth time in five games that she has scored in double figures.
Master’s beaten Despite shooting 29.5 percent from the field, FHU defeated The Master's College, 65-57, on Thursday.
Milewski’s 32, lead Lions over Life Photo by James A. Webb, Independent
Dusty Mitchell of Chester County pounces on a Covington fumble in the second period of the state quarterfinal playoff game Friday in Covington.
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CCHS the game’s final period. Unofficially in the first half, CC had 98 yards rushing on 24 runs, gaining 11 first downs. However in the second half they were held to only 36 yards on 10 rushes, and only one first down. Also in the second half, the Eagles turned the ball over twice, and failed on a fourth down and two at the Chargers 12-yard line mid-way of the third quarter. From that point on, Covington took control of the contest. The game did not start that way, however, as Chester County scored on the game’s first series, marching 54 yards on 10 plays, converting once on fourth down and inches. The series was capped off by Cameron Phelps’ eight-yard run up the middle as he broke several
tackles. The Chargers came right back with their own 61-yard drive in only five plays to tie the score at six as each team missed its initial extra point try. After an exchange of punts, the Eagles found themselves starting at their own two-yard line with 42 seconds to go in the first period. Eight minutes later, Phelps culminated a 98-yard drive by running the final 11yards to the end zone. Will Taylor’s extra point kick gave CCHS a 13-6 lead. Key plays on the drive included a 12-yard pass to Darian Robinson on fourth down and seven to go near mid-field. The host team had two chances to knot the score by half-time but were turned away on each occasion. Dusty Mitchell’s fumble recovery stopped the first drive at the Eagle 10-yard line, and the last attempt ended with a failed 27-yard field goal try just before the half-
TSSAA State Playoffs Quarterfinals Nov. 18 at Covington Chester County Covington
6 – 7 – 0 – 6 = 19 6 – 0 – 6 – 21 = 33
Unofficial Statistics: First Downs Rushing (atts., yds.) Passing (comp. Atts., int., yds.) Penalties, yards Fumbles, lost Punts, average
CC 12 37-134
C 17 52-458
5-12-2=114 1-5 2-0 3-27.7
1-3-0=7 7-50 2-2 1-37.0
Scoring Summary: First quarter: (8:56) CC – Cameron Phelps 8 run (kick failed), [6-0]. (5:49) C – Johnston White 14 run (kick failed), [6-6]. Second quarter: (4:41) CC – Phelps 11 run (Will Taylor kick), [13-7]. Third quarter: (7:28) C – Terrence Pierson 8 run (kick failed), [13-12]. Fourth quarter: C – White 38 run (pass good), [13-20]. (4:09) C – Pierson 38 run (kick good), [13-27]. (4:00) C – Ryan Turner 63 pass from Austin Cavaness (kick failed), [19-27]. C – Burton 1 run (kick failed), [19-33].
Unofficial Individual statistical leaders; Rushing – CC – Phelps 19-80; Turner 5-26; Cavaness 1021; Butler 2-7. C – White 24-226, Pierson 18-180. Passing – CC – Cavaness 5-12-2=114. Receiving – CC – Turner 2-67; Jake Melaro 2-12; Darian Robinson 1-12.
Sports Schedules Chester County Junior High Basketball Date Opponent Dec. 1 Univ. School Jackson Dec. 5 Lexington
Time 6:00 6:00
Place Henderson Lexington
Freed-Hardeman University Volleyball Nov. 29-Dec. 3 NAIA National Tournament, Sioux City, Iowa, Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena
Freed-Hardeman Women’s Basketball Date Opponent Dec. 2 Belhaven Dec. 3 Tougaloo
Time TBA TBA
Place TBA Jackson, Miss.
Freed-Hardeman Men’s Basketball Date Opponent Time Nov. 26McKendree ** 2:00 Nov. 29Life 6:00 Dec. 2 Tougaloo 8:00 Dec. 3 Talladega ^ 4:00 Dec. 5 Henderson State 7:00 ** Union Classic; ^ Tougaloo Classic
Place Jackson Brewer Center Jackson, Miss. Jackson, Miss. Arkadelphia, Ark.
time horn sounded. As previously noted, however, Covington owned the second half. They began the third quarter with an eight-play 66-yard drive ending with Terrence Pierson’s eightyard run. Another missed extra-point kick left Chester County in the lead at 13-12. The teams exchanged turnovers, the second an interception by Robinson which gave the Eagles the ball at Covington’s 48yard line. On second down, Ryan Turner electrified the CCHS crowd with what appeared to be a game-changing 43-yard run for score around the left end. However, it was ruled Turner stepped out of bounds at the 20-yard line, and four plays later the fateful failed fourth down attempt gave the ball back to Covington, and they scored on their next three series. The Eagles still had a few tricks up their sleeve, and again it was Turner who caught a 63-yard pass and run from Eagle quarterback Austin Cavaness with 4:09 left on the clock, drawing CCHS to within 27-19. But they never got the chance to run another play from scrimmage. Later as the clock ticked away the final seconds of Chester County’s season, Eagle players began to weep for the conclusion of what Hodum called “the greatest football season in Chester County history.” Unofficially, Chester County had its second lowest offensive output of the season with only 134 yards rushing and 114 passing. Yet Covington gained a whopping 458 yards rushing on 52 runs. They tried only three passes, completing one for seven yards. White of the Chargers had 226 yards rushing on 24 carries, to go with 180 yards on 18 runs by Pierson. The Eagles’ Phelps went over 2,000 yards for the season with 80 yards on 19 runs, but carried only three times for five yards in the second half. Second-half magic had been the Eagles’ forte most of the season, with the first team defense surrendering only one touchdown in the fourth all quarter all season. Yet with the Eagles leading 13-12 after three periods, Covington scored three times against CCHS in the fourth period. “Covington’s line was really good. They fire off the ball (well),” said Eagle senior Dillon Williams. “They played us a great game and they earned the win.” Williams credited the Eagles’ success to the players for staying together and playing as one. “We could have a fight on Monday, and be together again on Tuesday,” he said. “This is a brotherhood, a team. We wanted to be one and win as one.”
Freed-Hardeman junior guard Jonathan Milewski is making a habit out of setting career highs in 2011. For the second time this season, Milewski recorded a career-high in points, dropping 32 to lead the Lions (4-1) to a road win in Georgia over Life University on Saturday afternoon, 100-90. Milewski scored 20 of his points in a high-scoring second half. FHU, which led 39-32 at halftime, scored 61 points after the break with 28 coming from the foul line. Bass, a freshman, scored a career-high 21
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FHU closer, with IUE taking an early 8-4 lead. FHU retook the lead, though, and was up 20-16 before the Red Wolves rallied. Freed-Hardeman eventually got to match point at 24-23, but the Red Wolves took four of the next five points to force a fourth set. "We got up and relaxed and let them get some momentum," Humphry said. "You can't do that at home against a good team. Things went back to the way they started in the fourth set, as the Lady Lions jumped ahead quickly and led by as many as 12 points (20-8) before finishing the match on a kill by Sydney Rice for the 25-16 win. "We had a game plan and followed it pretty well the first two sets," said Humphry. "We got refocused for the fourth set. They knew what they wanted to accomplish." With the win, the Lady Lions (28-8) advance to Sioux City, Iowa, for the final site of the national tournament. "This is very special," Humphry said. "It's something we talked about in August. We were not going to be satisfied with not making it to the final
points while Daniel Gravatt and Kyle Teichmann each added 11. Teichmann also grabbed 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Anthony Sampson dished out 13 assists for the second time this year. The Lions return to action at the Union University Thanksgiving Classic on Friday where they will face No. 13 Tougaloo College.
Lions work overtime to beat LW Freed-Hardeman held off Lindsey Wilson site." As has been the case throughout the season, Rice and Fernanda Ferreira led the attack with 19 and 18 kills respectively while Nataly Gutierrez added 10. "The girls played awesome. They did everything they were supposed to do," said Humphry. "The crowd was hostile but didn't phase them." "We wanted it and that is why we won."
College, 73-71, in overtime on Nov. 15 in the Brewer Sports Center. The Blue Raiders had the ball down by one with 16 seconds remaining in overtime, but the Lions got a vital stop when Anthony Sampson stripped the ball away from Kalen Kimberland and Milewski scooped up the loose ball. Milewski was fouled with 2.5 second left, made the first of a double-bonus but missed the second. However, the rebound was tipped and Teichmann came away with the ball as the final horn sounded. TRANSOUTH VOLLEYBALL AWARDS Player of the Year Thaise Vieira Bethel Newcomer of the Year Sashalee Wallen Bethel Freshman of the Year Savannah Hughes Union Coach of the Year Starla Cupples Bethel Todd Humphry Freed-Hard. First Team All-Conference (FHU only) Fernanda Ferreira Sydney Rice Nataly Gutierrez Sandra Montoya Second Team All-Conference (FHU only) Amber Turner
Taylor with an eight-point Submitted photo
Zachary Taylor is at it again!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
East Chester students win big at Fall Festival
East Chester Elementary School recently held their Fall Festival. Winners for the Turkey/Dressing ticket sales were, from left: Noah Burks, first place; Trinity Geary, second; and Jordan Kilzer, third. Congratulations to these winners!
Everyone enjoys the cakewalk at Fall Festival! Winners this year for best decorated cakes at East Chester Elementary School were, from left: Ken Kitchen, second place; Taylor McCarver, first; and Ariel Faulkner, third. Bo Burgess (not pictured) brought the most cakes. Congratulations to these winners.
FHU Homecoming club competitions a success Freed-Hardeman University’s 2011 Homecoming events are over and were a success for those involved. Always a captivating portion of Homecoming, FHU’s club competitions were a hit with both students and visiting alumni. Paint It Up began early Thursday, Nov. 3, on the front windows of the Wallace-Gano Dining Hall. The six social clubs each painted a mural representational of the Homecoming theme, “The Legend Lives On.” Phi Kappa Alpha took third place; Sigma Rho, second; and Theta Nu, the most recently added club on campus, came away with first place. Puff It Up, a powderpuff football game, was Monday, Nov. 7. After a heated double elimination bracket, Theta Nu placed third, Phi Kappa Alpha placed second and Sigma Rho came away with the first place title. Puff It Up, the Spirit Leader Showdown was on Monday night as well. Males from each of the six clubs presented cheerleading routines for the audience, judges and cheerleaders from Chester County High School. Chi Beta Chi placed third, Phi Kappa Alpha and Xi Chi Delta tied for second place and Sigma Rho took first place. Hoop It Up, the club basketball tournament, occupied Tuesday night. Teams for the six clubs and the independent team Staff Infection, which was composed of a mixture of graduate assistant and student coaches for the Lion and Lady Lion basketball teams, competed in the double elimination tournament. Third place went to Xi Chi Delta, second place to Sigma Rho and Staff Infection secured the first place win.
Rev It Up, a soapbox race, was held Thursday morning after chapel. Clubs entered homemade cars that were judged based on time and appearance. Third place ended with a tie between Gamma Tau Omega and Chi Beta Chi. Xi Chi Delta took third place and Phi Kappa Alpha took first. Pep It Up, the Homecoming pep rally, was moved to Friday night this year. The Lions and Lady Lions were present to witness each club’s cheers and antics for the teams. Besides blaring cheers, the night also included a Gotcha game and threepoint basketball competition between club representatives and basketball players. Chi Beta Chi received third place; Phi Kappa Alpha, second place; and Sigma Rho, first. Prior the basketball games Saturday, each club prepared a tailgating station where students, faculty and alumni could enjoy games, food and fellowship. Sigma Rho received third place based on their station; Chi Beta Chi, second place; and Phi Kappa Alpha, first. Between the Lady Lion and Lion basketball games Saturday, Gamma Tau Omega was awarded the Amy Glass Spirit Trophy for best exemplifying the spirit of Homecoming. After the games, executive officers of the Student Alumni Association, Brooke Smith and Allie Martin, presented awards for each event and announced the Homecoming champion winner. Chi Beta Chi won third place overall, Phi Kappa Alpha finished in second place, and Sigma Rho was awarded the first place trophy as the champions of Homecoming 2011. Homecoming is coordi-
nated each year by the Student Alumni Association. SAA’s sponsor, Ann Marie Williams, executive officers, Brooke Smith and Allie Martin, and the SAA members were thrilled with the outcome of the club competitions and alumni events. Williams said, “When I see students, alumni, and visitors coming together for the school and having a great time on campus, I know it’s been a successful Homecoming.” Photos from the Homecoming events will be available online in the upcoming weeks at photos.fhu.edu.
UTM softball offering winter camp The University of Tennessee at Martin softball program is offering its annual winter exposure and skills clinic Dec. 27-28. The two-day camp is 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Elam Center. Emphasis will be development of the individual player skills in hitting, fielding, and throwing plus identifying players that can play at the next level. Cost is $85 per person if registered before Dec. 15, and $100 thereafter. Cost includes insurance, T-shirt, and lunch both days. Campers will be grouped by age and ability. For more information, call 881-7162, or email email@example.com.
East Chester Elementary School held their PTO membership drive. The winners are, from left: Auna and Samuel Hannis, third place; AnnaFaith Howell, first; and Nathan Shirley, second. Congratulations to these winners!
Freed-Hardeman biology students try “Walking a Mile in Their Shoes” Approximately 25 Freed-Hardeman University students tried “walking a mile in someone else’s shoes” Sunday, Nov. 13, as they participated in “Water Walk.” The walk, led by students in Dr. Rachel Stevens’ Principles of Biology class, was an effort to raise awareness regarding the lack of clean drinking water in Africa. Students walked from FHU’s Brown-Kopel building to the Forked Deer River on Highway 100. They carried containers and brought gallons of water back to the business building. “I was getting tired on the walk back, only carrying half a gallon,” Madison Mayhew, a student in the class, said. “I can’t even imagine the struggle of carrying multiple gallons for several miles.” “On average, a family in Africa has to walk more
than a mile every day just to get drinking water,” Stevens said. “That does not include water for other daily activities.” The average African family uses five gallons of water per day while the average American individual uses almost 180 gallons of water per day, according to Stevens. “Carrying just one gallon of water,” she said, “puts that into perspective.” Stevens uses an unusual approach to teaching the freshman level, general education biology class. She teaches the principles of biology by relating them to important topics in the world. This semester, the principles are being tied to the AIDS crisis in
Africa. The clean water issue is relevant to preventing additional infections in those who have AIDS. Following their walk to secure water, students watched a video from the Blood Water Missions web site. The organization helps to provide clean water in Africa, especially in areas affected by AIDS. One student participating in the walk decided to go the proverbial “extra mile.” She walked barefooted for those who have no shoes. “It was ironic,” Mayhew said, “that we were all thirsty by the end of the walk, but none of us considered opening our jugs and drinking the water we had collected.”
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Deadline nears for Gov. Schools The deadline is Nov. 30 to apply for both the 2012 Tennessee Governor’s School for the Humanities and the 2012 Tennessee Governor’s School for the
By Sarah Hibbett Congratulations on a fabulous performance of Annie” this past weekend. We want to say “great job” to Presley Connor (Annie), Gabby Maness (Tessie), and other CCMS students who played the role of orphans: Megan Bates, Elyssa Ledford, Aubrey Vest, Mary Katherine Walker, and
By Rosemary McKnight East Chester sends congratulations to Coach Chad Hanna and the CCHS football team. We also congratulate Mrs. Stacey Pruett and the CCHS soccer team. We’re so proud of how well your teams represented Chester County. We’re also proud of our students Rachel Grace Hibbett, Makinsey Howell, and Alexus Malone for their participation in the CCHS production of “Annie.” Everyone is staying busy at East Chester. Students have been learning to use “thinking maps” to help organize their thoughts as they begin to write sentences, paragraphs, and stories. So far we have learned about the Circle Map and the Bubble Map. Our classes have done a great job with these tools – you can see many of them displayed in the hallway. We saw the beginning of the East Chester Third
Agricultural Sciences hosted at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The Tennessee Governor’s School for the Humanities will be held
June 3-30, 2012, and successful applicants will be notified by Feb. 15, 2012. For info, contact Debbie Lamb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 731-881-7579.
Hannah Wooley. Many Chester County school system employees, and also family members of employees, were in the Annie cast and crew. A CCMS fifth grade student, Daniel England, had a family member with a special role. Daniel’s dog, Sandy, played the role of Annie’s canine friend, Sandy, in the play. Sandy’s obedient and loving nature made her a perfect fit for the role. Daniel commented that she spotted him in the audience and barked at him from the stage. I guess that was her way of showing appreciation for her family’s support of her stage debut. Thank you to
Chester County High School teachers and directors Mr. Rickey Mitchell and Mr. Jeff Lewis and FHU student director, Miss Becky Thompson for including our students in your cast. CCMS students took Reading and Math assessments this week. Mrs. Swope and Mrs. Cooper rewarded students for their hard work by allowing them to wear jeans and CCMS T-shirts on Tuesday. We certainly are blessed to work with your children every day, and we hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving break.
The basketball teams played last Monday and Thursday nights against Selmer and Hardin County. The girls won against Selmer, and the boys won in a thrilling double overtime game! The girls won against Hardin County, but the boys lost. They will not play again until after the Thanksgiving break. Please check the website or the newspaper for the schedule and plan to attend and cheer on our Eagle and Eaglette basketball teams.
Grade Book Club on Monday. Third-graders will be participating in weekly book club activities. Our book clubs will be focusing on the following books: Caddie Woodlawn; Babe, the Gallant Pig; Charlotte’s Web; Stories Julian Tells; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; Boxcar Children; Freckle Juice; Magic Treehouse Civil War on Sunday; Prairie Day; and a variety of other books. The kick-off for book club was Monday. Students were introduced to the Book Club and were served cookies and milk. We’ll look forward to sharing updates on the book club activities in future articles. East Chester’s kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students participated in our first skill day of the year on Monday. Students were divided into small groups so that teachers could concentrate on specific skills that were needed. All teachers at East Chester participated in teaching at skill day, so we were able to work on a lot of different reading skills in a short amount of time. We’re getting into the giving spirit at East Chester. Mrs. Rosemary McKnight and Mrs. Tina Graves’ third-graders are collecting toys for the
patients at St. Jude. Mrs. Tina is going to run in the St. Jude Marathon on Dec. 2 and she will be taking the toys with her when she goes, so we need the donations by Dec. 1. When you are out shopping this week, how about picking up something to share with these sick children? The toys are placed in a special room by the Child Life Specialist, and parents can come and choose things for their child for Christmas. No stuffed animals or things with fabric, please. Flat Stanley has been traveling a lot. He arrived back at East Chester on Veterans Day from a visit to Afghanistan. Ireland Knight’s uncle, Matthew Grossell, is deployed to Afghanistan. He took pictures of Flat Stanley and returned him to Ireland. Flat Stanley also made a trip to Antarctica recently. A letter came back from McMurdo Station, Antarctica teaching students some facts about the frozen continent. Mrs. Susan Patterson’s kids are working really hard on AR. She is requiring them to make at least 80 on their weekly reading story test as well as an additional independently read book. They’ve improved tremendously in becoming more responsible for seeing that these
guidelines are met each week. So far, the class has earned 842 AR points and read 4,315,000 words. We have so much to be thankful for at East Chester. We are thankful for all our precious children and their families. Some of our students are also very thankful for their many blessings: Ariel Faulkner – “I am thankful for centers, because two at a time get to go.” Tatum Readhimer – “I am thankful for my teacher Mrs. Sherri because she is nice and sweet.” Michael Dugan – “I am thankful that I get to learn math.” Robbie Novak – “I am thankful for all my friends.” Chad Barham – “I am thankful for all the kids. We have fun.” Evan Brunning – “I am thankful for my teacher Mrs. Murphy and my class.” Jacob Rush – “I am thankful for Mrs. Judy and Mrs. Stella.” Annafaith Howell – “I am thankful that my teachers Mrs. Jill and Mrs. Becky are nice and do fun activities.” William Buckley – “I am thankful for Mrs. Lori.” Ashtyn Smith – “I am thankful that Mrs. Stacey
*Chester County Head Start Center, *East Chester Elementary, *Jacks Creek Elementary, and *West Chester Elementary Schools Monday, Nov. 28 Chicken tenders or Warm ham/cheese/bun Corn, purple hull peas Turnip greens, roll Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, Nov. 29 Steak/gravy Or Deli sandwich Mashed potatoes/gravy Green peas, rolls Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, Nov. 30 Hamburger or Chicken fajita wrap Fries, baked beans Sherbet November birthday cake Orange sections, milk choice Thursday, Dec. 1 Lasagna/meat sauce or Breaded chicken/bun Green beans, breadstick
Glazed baby carrots Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, Dec. 2 Pepperoni pizza wedge or Tuna salad plates Baked potato Broccoli/cheese Fruit choice, milk choice
*Chester County Middle School Monday, Nov. 28 Chicken nuggets or Ham/cheese sandwich Mashed potatoes Green beans, rolls Salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, Nov. 29 Spaghetti/meat sauce or Turkey/cheese wrap Sweet potatoes Purple hull peas Salad bar, Texas toast Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, Nov. 30 Breaded chicken sandwich Or Hamburger Sweet potato puffs Baked beans Salad bar, trimmings November birthday cake Fruit choice, milk choice
By Ally Rogers
Thursday, Dec. 1 Country fried steak Or Manager’s choice Mashed potatoes Pinto beans, salad bar Baked apples, roll Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, Dec. 2 Pizza or Tuna salad plates Baked potato, salad bar California blend Luigi’s fruit sherbet cup Fruit choice, milk choice
Chester County Junior High School *Cereal, fruit, milk choice offered daily Monday, Nov. 28 Manager’s choice Tuesday, Nov. 29 Baked chicken strips Or chili cheese wrap Mashed potatoes, rolls Green peas, salad bar Baked apples Wednesday, Nov. 30 Hotdog or cheeseburger Baked fries, baked beans Salad bar, trimmings Pudding/top hat/cherry on top
There will be a Christmas social for the students, faculty and staff from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday night, Dec. 2. Tickets are on sale next week and are $5 each. The Junior Miss Henderson pageant will be held Saturday night, Dec. 3 at Williams Auditorium. The theme will be “Winter Wonderland” and the stage will be set up to reflect this theme! This pageant is sponsored by the Student Council. Good luck to all girls involved in the pageant. There will be a Christmas Choral concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. This will be held at the Williams Auditorium. Come let this time of song get you into a festive spirit for the holidays! Congratulations go to Alex Thomson for being selected as the Lion’s Club Student of the
Month! Alex is in the seventh-grade and has maintained an “A” average while at the Junior High. He is in the Art club and enjoys writing. He was honored at a dinner on Monday, Nov. 21. It is that time of year to purchase your 2011-2012 yearbooks! Yearbooks can be purchased online (www.smart-pay.com) or by phone (1-800-8531337). Please do not send any money to school for these. For any other information, contact Mrs. Davis. Exams will be given the third week in December. All students, grades six through eight, will take exams unless they qualify for exemptions. Exemptions are based upon absences and class averages. More information will be coming home soon about exemptions.
makes learning fun.” Annabelle Lockridge – “I am thankful that we have lunch so we have food for our bodies.” Myles Shelton – “I am thankful for Mrs. Rogers. She teaches us lots of new stuff.” Mac Clark – “I am thankful for the lunchroom. They have fancy food like chicken nuggets, and I love it.” Colton Hurst – “I am thankful for math class.”
Colston Callis – “I am thankful to get to play with my friends.” Jayla Gateley – “I am thankful for centers.” Teania Scales – “I am thankful for Mrs. Dee. She is nice and she helps me learn.” Taylor McCarver – “I am thankful for the playground.” The faculty, staff, and students of East Chester wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving!!
Thursday, Dec. 1 Taco salad or Grilled chicken/bun Fiesta rice, brown beans Savory corn, trimmings Friday, Dec. 2 Pizza Or barbecue/bun Baked potato, salad bar Broccoli/cheese
Chester County High School *Cereal, fruit choice, fruit juice, and milk choice offered daily Monday, Nov. 28 Manager’s choice Tuesday, Nov. 29 Chicken rings (2 lines) Pizza/salad bar/fries Mashed potatoes, rolls Green peas, baked apples Glazed carrot circles
Wednesday, Nov. 30 Country fried steak Pizza choice Salad bar, Clux Delux Scalloped potatoes Purple hull peas Mustard greens Cornbread Thursday, Dec. 1 Taco (2 lines) Meatball sub with Salad bar, potato rounds Fiesta rice, brown beans Sweet potato casserole Friday, Dec. 2 Hamburger, corndog, pizza Pizza/salad bar Fries, baked beans Macaroni/veggie salad Sandwich trimmings
*Note: Schoolables will not be served when school resumes session following Thanksgiving holidays.
CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, November 24, 2011
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FOR RENT FOR RENT - 2-bedroom, 1-bath townhouse, $375 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 - Commercial Building, 117 W. Main St. 3900 sq. ft. plus basement. $1,500. Will divide. United Country Action Realty. 989-7488. (TFC) MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT - 2 or 3 BR Mobile Homes in Lexington. Weekly With Utilities or Monthly Without. Call 731-968-9689. (31P) FOR RENT - 2 BR, 2 BA, Nice Home on Woods Dr. $600 / Month. $500 Deposit. NO PETS. 610-5237 or 989-3795. (29P) HOUSE FOR RENT - 3 BR, 2 ½ BA. 327 White Ave. Call 6087532 or 989-2362. (29P) FOR RENT - 2 bedroom, 1 bath, available first of December. $450 / Month. $350 Deposit. 1085 State Route 200. Call 989-8380. (30P) FOR RENT - 2 bedroom house, appliances, washer / dryer, new flooring / paint. 248B E. Third. $450 / month. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT - 2 bedroom house, 3
FOR RENT - 4 bedroom, 3 bath, double garage, 4.61 acres. 3185 Needmore. $1050 / Month. 9897488. (TFC) FOR RENT - Renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath, living room, den, double garage, storm shelter. 1100 Stewart (Sweetlips). $895 / Month. Call 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT - 2 BR, 1 Bath Duplex Apartment. Appliances furnished with 1 car enclosed garage. Located on Deer Drive. Credit check, references and oneyear lease required. No pets. $300 Deposit. $550 / Month. 989-4979 or 608-4885. (TFC) FOR RENT - Larger 2 bedroom house. 431 W. Main. $500 / month. United Country Real Estate. 989-7488. (TFC)
MISCELLANEOUS WANTED LAND OR STANDING TIMBER on 10 acre tracts and larger. Pine & hardwood. Carter Timber & Land. Since 1993. Ted Carter 731-607-0777. (TFC)
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Page 6-B CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT â€˘ Thursday, November 24, 2011
Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated November 15, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded November 16, 2005, at Book 276, Page 314 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Sherry Bullman and Charles Easley, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq., 208 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 as Trustee for America's Mortgage Outsource Prog.; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on December 8, 2011 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Tract One: Beginning at an iron pin found in the west margin of Meadow Lands Lane, which point is the southeast corner of Lot 5 and the northeast corner of the herein described tract; thence, from the point of beginning, and with the west margin of Meadow Lands Lane, following a curve having a radius of 325.00 for a distance of 75.16 feet to an iron pin set at the northeast corner of Lot 7; thence, with the North line of Lot 7, South 67 degrees 02 minutes 48 seconds West 405.96 feet to an iron pin found in an interior line of Russell; thence, with Russell, North 10 degrees 06 minutes 55 seconds West 157.40 feet to an iron pin found at the southwest corner of Lot 5; thence, with the South line of Lot 5, North 79 degrees 41 minutes 18 seconds East 365.17 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.0 acres as surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., R. L. S. 1999. This is the identical the real estate conveyed to Sherry Bullman from James C. Wright and wife, Elaine Wright by Warranty Deed dated November 3, 2004, of record in the Register's Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 260, page 134. Tract two: Beginning on a iron rod set in the west margin of Meadows Lands Lane being located South 16 degrees 05 minutes 58 seconds East 63.51 feet from the southeast corner of Donald Holmes (Record Book 252, page 485); thence from the point of beginning and the East margin of Meadows Lands Lane South 27 degrees 18 minutes 50 seconds East 63.51 feet to an existing half inch rebar found being the northeast corner of Sherry Bullman (Record Book 260, page 134); thence with Bullman South 79 degrees 41 minutes 18 seconds West 365.17 feet to an existing metal fence post in the East line of Lloyd Russell; thence with Russell North 10 degrees 06 minutes 55 seconds West 61.96 feet to a new corner of Grantham; thence with a new line of Grantham North 79 degrees 53 minutes 28 seconds East 346.39 feet to the point of beginning and containing 0.50 acres. Being Tract 2 and the southern half of Lot 5 of Melton Meadows Subdivision as recorded in the plat recorded in Plat Cabinet 1, Section 3, page 23, in the Register's Office of Chester County, Tennessee. This tract was surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., on December 2, 2004. This is the identical real estate conveyed to Sherry Bullman from Donald E. Holmes and wife, Delilah F. Holmes by virtue of a Warranty Deed
dated December 6, 2004, of record in the Register's Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 262, page 113. Subject to certain setbacks, restrictions, easements and all other matters as shown of record in plat cabinet, section 3, page 23, In the Register's Office of Chester County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 200 Meadowland Lane, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: Sherry Bullman; Charles Easley The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee's option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286 216555 DATED November 4, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTNShellie_bsims_111104_1505 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated July 15, 2010, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded August 12, 2010, at Book 342, Page 633 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Emma L. Phelps, conveying certain property therein described to Alan E. South, Attorney at Law, South & Associates, PC4600 Madison Avenue Suite 801, Kansas City, MO 64112 as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., a separate corporation acting solely as nominee for Urban Financial Group and Urban Financial Group's successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on December 15, 2011 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the southern margin of Newsom Street, three feet east of the northeast corner of a lot conveyed to J.M. Trice and wife, Mae Ruth Collier Trice, by Erna Anders on January 16, 1969, by deed of general warranty recorded in Deed Book 54, page 515, Register's Office, Chester County, Tennessee, to which reference is made; runs thence: in a westwardly direction with the southern margin of Newsom Street 78 feet to a
stake at the point where Newsom Street intersects Laura Street; runs thence with the eastern margin of Laura Street 113 feet to a stake in the margin of an Alley or driveway; runs thence eastwardly with the same 78 feet to a point in the severance line of Erna Bell Anders; runs thence northerly with her severance line 113 feet to the place of beginning, Conveyed hereunder is three feet by one hundred thirteen feet, the property of Erna Bell Anders which she acquired from C.M. Williams on June 22, 1926, by deed of general warranty recorded in need Book 33, page 1, Register's Office of Chester County, Tennessee, and from Will Rice by quitclaim deed dated February 23, 1962, recorded in said Register's Office in Deed Book 52, page 592; and seventy five feet by one hundred thirteen feet, the property of J.M. Trice and wife, Mae Ruth Collier Trice, acquired by them front Erna Bell Anders 011 January 16, 1969, by deed of general warranty recorded in the Register's Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 54, Page 515. No new survey provided. Survey taken from prior deed of record as shown in Deed Book 58, page 163 in the Register's Office of Chester County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 441 Laura Street, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: Emma L. Phelps; Unknown Heirs of Emma Phelps; Estate of Emma Phelps; Secretary of Housing & Urban Development; William A. Phelps The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee's option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1490 215589 DATED November 9, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTNShellie_tcrow_111109_ 812 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE Sale at public auction will be on December 15, 2011 at 12:00 PM local time, at the south door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Lori Thomas, a single woman, to Charles Patrick Flynn, Trustee, on June 20, 2007 at Book 302, Page 498; corrected by Scrivener's Affidavit at Book 308, Page 779; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Chester County Register's Office. Owner of Debt: LPP Mortgage LTD 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, described as follows to-wit: Beginning at a point in the West margin of Highway 22A, which point is the Southeast corner of Charles Morris as recorded in Deed Book 76, Page 682, in the Register's Office of Chester County, Tennessee and the Northeast corner of the herein described
tract: Thence, from the point of beginning and with the West margin of 22A, South 01 degrees 53 minutes 03 seconds West 297.24 feet to the Southeast corner of the herein described tract: Thence, on new lines through Thomas, the following calls: West 693.65 feet; North 322.62 feet to the South line of Charles Morris: Thence, with the South line of Morris, the following calls: South 89 degrees 11 minutes 20 seconds East 167.79 feet; South 87 degrees 31 minutes 27 seconds East 536.15 feet to the point of beginning. Street Address: 3035 Highway 22 A North (per Deed of Trust), 3035 State Route 22A North (Per Tax Assessor), Luray, Tennessee 38352 Parcel Number: 09-22-04.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Lori Thomas, an unmarried woman The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3035 Highway 22 A North (per Deed of Trust), 3035 State Route 22A North (Per Tax Assessor), Luray, Tennessee 38352, 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 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. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 10-000842
TRUSTEE'S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid in a certain Deed of Trust executed on October 7, 2005 by Timothy W. Clifford to Roger Stone, Trustee as same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Chester County, Tennessee in Book 274, Page 764, the beneficiary being City of Memphis Credit Union and the owner of the debt secured having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that Roger Stone will on Monday, December 12, 2011 commencing at 11:00 a.m. at the front steps of the Courthouse, Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee, and proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property located in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning on an iron rod in the northeastern right of way line of the Mifflin-Jacks creek black topped road, this point being located South 57 deg. east 83 feet from the southwest corner of James C. Clifford's Tract No. 7 of which this is a part; runs thence through James C. Clifford's Tract No. 7, North 43 deg. and 56' East a distance of
301.13 feet to an iron rod; thence runs South 51 deg. and 15' East a distance of 151.25 feet to an iron rod, runs thence across the field, South 44 deg. and 14' West a distance of 299.33 feet to an iron rod in the northeastern right of way line of said black topped road; runs thence with the northeastern right of way line of said black topped road, North 49 deg. and 32' West a distance of 100.16 feet; North 56 deg. and 58' West a distance of 49.93 feet to the point of beginning. Property address: 2800 Clifford Road, Luray, TN. This sale is subject to 2011 county taxes.. All right and equity of redemption, Statutory and otherwise, homestead and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but Roger Stone will sell and convey only as trustee. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Roger Stone, Trustee STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER 200 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 1000 Memphis, TN 38103 901528-1111 Our File No. 11-04769-0
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated January 31, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded February 21, 2008, at Book 311, Page 495 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Shane Russom a/k/a Shane Monroe Russom and Tammy Russom, conveying certain property therein described to Craig E. Newby 451 Autumn Lake Trail Franklin, TN 37067 as Trustee for JP Morgan Chase Bank as Trustee; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on December 1, 2011 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point in the center of Dusty Lane bearing North 58 degrees 20 minutes 55 seconds West 148.47 feet from the northeast corner of the property conveyed to Shane Russom Deed Book 296. Page 527 of which the herein described Lot 2 is a part, said point also being the northwest corner of Lot 3 and the northeast corner of the
herein described Lot 2 end bears North 0 degrees 22 minutes 42 seconds East 2925 feet from an iron rod set; thence with said Lot 3. South 0 degrees 22 minutes 42 seconds West 726.36 feet to an iron rod set in the north line of a survey of 9.96 acres survey the following 2 calls: 1.North 77 degrees 21 minutes 38 seconds West 182.18 feet to an iron rod found; 2 South 76 degrees 37 minutes 49 seconds West 473.26 feet to an iron rod found in the east line of James H. Graves Deed Book 51, Page 197 thence with said Graves generally along and by fence, North 0 degrees 10 minutes 55 seconds East 340.27 feet to an iron rod set on the southwest corner of Lot 1; thence with said Lot 1 the following 2 calls: 1. North 89 degrees 0 minutes 37 seconds East 196.86 feet to an iron rod set; 2. North 0 degrees 10 minutes 56 seconds East 669.01 feet to a point in the center of said Dusty Lane on the northeast comer of said LOT 1, said point witnessed by an Iron rod set bearing southerly 25.33 feet on the last described line; thence with the center of Dusty Lane the following 6 calls: 1.South 80 degrees 35 minutes 56 seconds east 65.83 feet; 2. South 75 degrees 51 minutes 3 seconds East 40.43 feet; 3. South 71 degrees 9 minutes 51 seconds East 35.51 feet; 4. South 65 degrees 23 minutes 28 seconds East 41.53 feet; 5 South 59 degrees 30 minutes 51 seconds East 66.72 feet; 6. South 57 degrees 33 minutes 5 seconds East 248.80 feet to the point of beginning containing 10.00 acres more or less. Together with and subject to any covenants easements, or restrictions and all right of way rights to Dusty Lane of Record. ALSO KNOWN AS: 255 Dusty Road, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: Jackson Tennessee Hospital Company LLC dba Regional Hospital of Jackson; Shane Russom a/k/a Shane Monroe Russom; Tammy Russom The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee's option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700 196467 DATED October 28, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FHA No. 4823878631703 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_msherrod_111028_1617 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM
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Public Notices NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated May 15, 2006, executed by LONZO F. TAYLOR, VANESSA L. TAYLOR, conveying certain real property therein described to Carter Stanfill & Kirk-267151/Frankie K. Stanfill, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register's Office of Chester County, Tennessee recorded May 30, 2006, in Deed Book 284, Page 759; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-HE6, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE6 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register's Office of Chester County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on December 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Main Entrance steps of the Chester County Courthouse , located in Henderson, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: BEGINNING AT AN IRON STAKE IN THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY MARGIN OF THE HENDERSON-FINGER BLACK TOPPED ROAD 25 FEET FROM THE CENTER AND BEING 604 FEET NORTHEAST FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE ROBERT BEENE TRACT; THENCE RUNNING WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY MARGIN OF SAID ROAD
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SOUTH 77 DEGREES 58` EAST 209 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE 25 FEET FROM THE CENTER OF SAID ROAD; THENCE RUNNING SOUTH 426 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE; THENCE RUNNING NORTH 77 DEGREES 58` WEST 209 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE, POST OAK POINTER; THENCE RUNNING NORTH 426 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 2 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. SAID LEGAL DESCRIPTION IS THE SAME DESCRIPTION AS CONTAINED IN THE PREVIOUS DEED. PARCEL ID: 67-24.03 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 160 BEENE RD, FINGER, TN 38334. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): LONZO F. TAYLOR, VANESSA L. TAYLOR OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc as nominee for Decision One Mortgage The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano BIG G EXPRESS INC Currently hiring OTR Drivers. Good equipment, home most weekends Option to run the weekends, good benefits, Assigned trucks and dispatchers, APU's in every truck. Free retirement program and more. Call 800-684-9140 x2 or visit us at www.biggexpress.com. (TnScan) VAN/ FLATBED. GREAT HOMETIME- $.40 loaded/ .27 empty+ Fees, Premiums & Pd Vacation. CDL-A 23yoa & 1yr. Recent T/T or Flatbed exp. 877261-2101 flatbedjobs.info schillispecialized.info (TnScan) OPIES TRANSPORT HIRING OTR Drivers with 1 year OTR Exp, No HazMat, No NYC. Drivers paid Practical Miles, call 800-341-9963 or www.opiestransport.com. (TnScan) TEAM DRIVERS - MEMPHIS, TN. Drive Your Way On The Highway. Pet Friendly, Good Home Time, Great Equipment, Super Benefits, Quarterly Bonus, No-Touch Freight. Requires: CDL-A, 25 yrs old, 2 yrs OTR, Good MVR, & Clean Criminal Record. Call Randall 800-7898451; fax 901-547-0068; www.longistics.com (TnScan) FedEx GROUND CONTRACTOR NEEDS Team Drivers with Class-A CDL * Weekly Hometime * * Weekly Pay * * Medical Benefits * Qualifications: minimum 1yr OTR, Clean MVR. Call 901-2678670, 731-335-3445, 731-4468123 (TnScan) RUN WITH A LEADER! Dry Van and Flatbed Freight! Offering Top Miles, Excellent Equipment, Benefits After 90 Days and Regular Hometime. New CDL Graduates Needed! 888-801-5295 (TnScan) DRIVER- STABLE CAREER, NO Experience Needed! Sign On Bonuses Available! Top Industry pay & quality training, 100% Paid CDL Training 800-326-2778 www.JoinCRST.com (TnScan) ATTENTION FLATBED, REEFER, TANKER Drivers! If you're ready to be the best, join the best! Experienced or recent grad with CDL welcome. Call Prime Inc. Today! 1-800-2770212 www.primeinc.com (TnScan)
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated December 28, 2009, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded January 8, 2010, at Book 335, Page 753 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Wendy G. Massengill and Tracy L. Massengill, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq. as Trustee for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on December 15, 2011 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning At A Stake In The Northwestern Margin Of The Sweetlips-Enville Road, This Point Being Located 1572 Feet As Measured Along Said Road In A Northeasterly Direction From The Eastern Boundary Line Of A Tract Of Land Belonging To Westvaco; Runs Thence North 50 Degrees West 315 Feet To A Stake; Runs Thence North 70 Degrees East 140 Feet To A Stake; Runs Thence South 50 Degrees East 315 Feet To A Stake In The Northwestern Margin Of The SweetlipsEnville Road; Runs Thence With The Margin Of Said Road South 70 Degrees West 140 Feet To The Point Of Beginning, Containing 1 Acre, More Or Less. This Legal Description Was Supplied By The Grantor And DRIVERS: RUN GA, AL, MS, TN & FL Home Weekends, Earn Up to 39¢/mi, 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. Call: Sunbelt Transport, LLC 1-800-572-5489 ext. 227 (TnScan) DRIVERS/ CDL TRAINING CAREER Central No Money
Grantees Herein. ALSO KNOWN AS: 6975 Sweet Lips Road, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 355-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Wendy G. Massengill; Tracy L. Massengill The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee's option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286 216205 DATED November 17, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTNShellie_tcrow_111117_1026 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated January 28, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded January 29, 2008, at Book 310, Page 733 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Weldon Ray Trevethan, conveying certain property therein described to Angela Boone as Trustee for CitiFinancial Services, Inc.; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on December 15, 2011 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereDown CDL Training Work for us or let us work for you! Unbeatable Career Opportunities. *Trainee *Company Driver *Lease Operator Earn up to $51k *Lease Trainers Earn up to $80k (877) 369-7191 www.centraltruckdrivingjobs.com (TnScan)
inafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Certain tract parcel of land in Chester's County, state of Tennessee described as follows to wit: Beginning on a nail in the center of arland Road and Being in the south line of the original Lewis Nobles Tract and being the Northeast Corner Of Louise Clayton; thence with the center of said north a distance of 861.66 feet to a Point; thence north 1 degrees 14 minutes west a distance of 53.31 feet; thence North 20 degrees 55 minutes west a distance of 54.66 feet; Thence North 25 degrees 38 minutes west a distance of feet 53.23; Thence North 23 minutes west a distance of 18.28 feet to a nail in the center of Garland Road at a point where the center of Frank Latham Road Projects; Thences with the center of said Latham Road, North 45 degrees 64 minutes East a distance of 319.05 feet; Thence North 88 degrees 39 minutes East a distance of 87.57 feet; Thence North 78 degrees 07 minutes East a distance of 57.2 feet; Thence south 78 degrees 11 minutes East a distance of 55.22 feet; Thence south 73 degrees 48 minutes East a distance of 78.03 feet; feet to an iron spike in the Center of Frank Latham Road; Thence South 9 degrees 30 minutes West a distance of 1497.64 feet to a point in a Slough and being the original; Southeast corner of Lewis Nobles; thence with the original Nobles South line nortrh 82 degrees 24 minutes west a distance of 166 feet to the point of Beginning Less and except: beginning at a point 30.00 left of garland Road Proposed centerline station 3+66.00 being the intersection of present and proposed east right of way as follows: south
as degrees 54 minutes 55 seconds east 23.00 to a point 53.00 left of proposed centerline station 3+66.00; thence south 03 degrees 45 minutes 13 seconds east 134.96 to a point 69.00 left of proposed centerline station 10+97.67 being the intersection of proposed eat right of way and subject south property line, thence along said property line north 82 degrees 13 minutes 22 seconds west 38.88 to a point felt of proposed centerline station 10+94.64 being the intersection of subject south property line and present east right of way; thence along said present right of way north 03 minutes 19 seconds east 726.63 to the point of beginning and containing 0.614 acres more or less. ALSO KNOWN AS: 90 Frank Latham Road, Pinson, Tennessee 38366 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 355-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Weldon Ray Trevethan The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee's option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 787 215312 DATED November 17, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTNShellie_tcrow_111117_ 933 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM
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Lime Punch By Nina Ross Henderson, TN
1 tall can pineapple juice 1 small can frozen lemonade concentrate 1 package unsweetened lime Kool-Aid 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon almond extract 2 liters lemon-lime soda
Mix one tall can of pineapple juice, one small can of frozen lemonade concentrate and one package of line unsweetened Kool-Aid. Add one cup sugar and one tablespoon almond extract. Make sure that the sugar is completely dissolved. Freeze and then thaw out before ready to serve. Thaw to a slush. When ready to serve, add one cold 2-liter bottle lemon-lime soda.
Pineapple Punch By Cathy Malone Henderson, TN
Ingredients: 4 cups Sprite 1 large can unsweetened pineapple juice 1 quart pineapple sherbet ½ cup sugar (optional)
Directions: Mix the Sprite and pineapple juice. Add the sherbet a little at a time and mix well. Makes 3½ quarts. This is very easy to prepare and is absolutely delicious.
Mamaw’s Macaroni Salad By Katie Roberts Gallatin, TN This is a recipe that my Mamaw always made at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I think Easter also. Unless you have a food chopper, it can take some time, so she made it only for special occasions. I’d say this would feed 8-10 as a side. Here’s Betty Jo’s recipe:
Ingredients: 12 ounces macaroni shells 1 tablespoon seasoning salt 1 teaspoon salt 1 ½ cup mayo 2 cups chopped celery ½ cup pimento 1 cup green bell pepper
Boil macaroni as directed on box. Add seasoning salt, celery, pimento, mayo and bell pepper. Mix and put in fridge for several hours. (I think it tastes best if left overnight. Blends the flavors better. Also, it’s best to stir it again before serving.)
Cranberry Salad By Nina Ross Henderson, TN
1 3 ounce package sugar-free orange Jell-O gelatin 1 3 ounce package sugar-free raspberry Jell-O gelatin 1 16 ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce 1 14 ounce can crushed pineapple (no sugar added) Mayonnaise for garnish
Dissolve Jell-O in 2 cups boiling water. Add the cranberry sauce and crushed pineapple with juice. Mix well. Put in individual molds or a 9 x 9 inch dish. Congeal. Garnish with a small dab of mayonnaise.
Colorful Cauliflower By Cathy Malone Henderson, TN
Ingredients: 1 large head cauliflower 7-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained ¼ cup diced green pepper ¼ cup of butter 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon of salt 1 cup of shredded Swiss cheese 2 tablespoons of chopped pimento
Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Break cauliflower into medium size florets. Cook in boiling water until crisp-tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain. Sauté mushrooms and green pepper in butter in medium saucepan until tender. Add flour. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add salt and pimento. Put half of the cauliflower into a greased 2-quart casserole dish. Cover with half of the sauce. Then add remaining cauliflower and remaining sauce. Bake uncovered until hot and bubbly, about 25 minutes. Serves 8 to 10.
Cranberry Jell-O Salad By Georgia Phillips Henderson, TN
Ingredients: 2 packages of strawberry Jell-O 2 cups hot water 1 ½ cup sugar 2 cups ground cranberries 1 chopped apple 1 cup pecans 1 cup celery 1 lemon, juiced 1 orange, juiced Pinch of salt
Directions: Dissolve Jell-O in water. Set aside until cool. Then add all remaining ingredients. Mix, and pour into mold. Refrigerate until set.
Sausage Balls BY Cathy Malone Henderson, TN
Ingredients: 1 pound pork sausage (hot or mild) 1 pound grated sharp cheddar cheese 3 cups biscuit mix
Directions: Combine uncooked sausage and cheese in mixing bowl or food processor. (When using processor, divide ingredients in half and make into two batches). Add biscuit mix and blend thoroughly. Shape into one-inch balls on a cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until brown. Makes about 100 balls. These freeze well. Freeze before cooking on a cookie sheet. Pack into freezer bags. Before serving, thaw for 15-20 minutes at room temperature and bake as directed.
Tuna Pate’ By Susan Hughes Rapid City, SD
Ingredients: 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna in water NOT oil, drained 2 tablespoons chili sauce 2 tablespoons dry parsley flakes 2 teaspoons dry minced onion Optional ingredient - ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (more or less to taste)
Directions: Combine all ingredients, except tuna, in the bowl of a food processor and process until well blended. Add tuna and process until uniform. The mixture can be packed into a mold lined with plastic wrap for easy removal and chilled for at least 12 hours.
Broccoli and Cheese Cornbread By Beth Tatom Henderson, TN
1 box Jiffy cornbread mix 1 stick melted margarine 1 medium onion chopped 10 ounces frozen chopped broccoli, thawed 4 eggs 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
Mix all ingredients. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes in an 8 x 8 pan. Can also double recipe and bake in a 9 x 13.
Buddy’s Favorite Roasted Potatoes By Brandi Ellis Wilson Henderson, TN
Ingredients: 1 pound russet potatoes, cut in half lengthwise and slice into ½-inch thin slices 1 pound garnet sweet potatoes, cut in half lengthwise and sliced into ½-inch thin slices 1 onion, sliced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 cloves garlic, chopped Fresh ground black pepper Salt Olive oil (I usually only use 1 potato of each type, it’s more than enough for the 3 of us and is just right for 4)
Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 2. Lay out on a sheet pan and roast in the oven for 30 minutes. 3. Change the oven to broil and broil the potatoes for about 5 to 10 minutes, until crispy and browned on top.
Macaroni and Cheese By Beth Tatom Henderson, TN
1 small box small elbow macaroni (12 ounces) 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 2 cups milk 1 pound Velveeta cheese Sliced cheddar cheese
Cook macaroni with salt, uncovered for 10 min. Rinse with hot water and drain. Melt butter in microwave. Add flour and stir until makes a paste. Add milk and blend. Add Velveeta cheese (cut in chunks). Melt in microwave and stir to blend well (3 minutes – stir – 3 minutes – stir - 2 minutes – stir). Put macaroni in greased 9 x 13 casserole dish. Pour cheese mixture over top. It will almost cover the macaroni. Top with sliced cheddar cheese (7 ounces). Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 min. uncovered.
Potatoes au Gratin with Thyme By Mary Mount Dunbar, “Thyme to Cook” Columnist Henderson, TN
Ingredients: ½ cup whipping cream ½ cup half-and-half 1 large clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoons butter, softened 4 pounds red potatoes, thinly sliced 4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated 2 tablespoons snipped fresh thyme or dried thyme ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper Shaved Parmesan, parsley, sun dried tomato slices (optional)
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, combine cream, half-and-half, and garlic. Bring to simmer over medium heat. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes; do not boil. Remove from heat. Butter a 3 to 3 ½ quart baking dish. Layer onethird of potato slices. In small bowl, combine grated cheese, thyme, salt, nutmeg, and pepper. Sprinkle one-third cheese mixture over potatoes. Top with one-third hot cream. Repeat layers twice. Cover with foil. Bake 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours until potatoes are almost tender and liquid is mostly absorbed. Uncover, top with sun-dried tomatoes and bake 20 to 30 minutes, until liquid is absorbed and potatoes are browed and moist. If dish is broiler safe, broil 2 to 3 minutes until top is crisp and brown. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serves 8.
White Bean Chili By Latricia Worsham Henderson, TN
Ingredients: 1 (12-ounce) package 50 percent less fat sausage ½ pound ground turkey breast 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen seasoning blend (contains diced onions, bell peppers, and celery) 1 tablespoon roasted garlic 1 (1 ¼-ounce) package taco seasoning mix 2 (15.8-ounce) cans great northern beans (undrained) 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth 1 (4 ½-ounce) can chopped green chilies 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans with green chilies
1. Preheat large saucepan on medium-high heat 2–3 minutes. Add sausage, ground turkey, seasoning blend, and garlic. Brown 10–12 minutes until meat is brown and no pink remains. Stir frequently and break meat up as it cooks. 2. Stir in dry seasoning mix; cover and cook 1 minute. Stir in beans (including liquids) and remaining ingredients; cover and bring to boil. Serve.
Sweet Potato Casserole By Nina Ross Henderson, TN
3 cups cooked mashed potatoes 1 cup sugar 1 stick butter or margarine 2 eggs, well beaten ½ cup milk 1 cup coconut 1 cup chopped nuts 1 small can drained crushed pineapple 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon nutmeg
Mix well and place in 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Just before removing from oven, top with miniature marshmallows and brown.
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Roast Pork Marinade
By Beth Tatom Henderson, TN
By Keith and Sandra Christy Jacksonville, AR
By Keith and Sandra Christy Jacksonville, AR
4 ½ pounds boneless pork loin roast Sprinkle & Rub: Garlic salt Pepper Sage or Italian Seasoning Nutmeg Marinade: 14 ounce can 99 percent fat free beef broth ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ¼ onion, diced ½ teaspoons garlic, minced ¼ cup dried parsley
1 1/3 c. flour 1 1/3 c. sugar 2 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt ½ c. milk 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 can red, sour pitted pie cherries
Sprinkle the rub on each side of the pork roast and rub in. Put the roast in a roasting pan with lid, fat side up. Mix marinade together and pour over roast. Bake in a covered casserole dish at 350 degrees for 3 ½ hours or on 350 degrees for 2-3 hours, and then 250-300 degrees for 2 hours. You can also cook 10 hours in crock-pot on low. Can cook a day ahead. Save marinade in roaster but take out roast. Next day, slice roast and heat with marinade (after removing fat). Good served with baked apples, green peas, and scalloped potatoes.
Hawaiian Sunset Cake By Louise Burns Henderson, TN
1 package (18 ounce) orange cake mix 1 package (3.4 ounces) vanilla instant pudding mix 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin 4 eggs 1 ½ cups milk Filling: 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained 2 cups sugar 1 package (10 ounces) flaked coconut 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
In a large mixing bowl, combine first six ingredients; mix well. Pour into 3 or 4 greased/floured 9inch round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 2530 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans; cool. In a bowl, combine pineapple, sugar, coconut, sour cream. Remove 1 cup to another bowl; set aside. Place 1 cake on serving plate, top with a portion of pineapple mixture; repeat layers. Fold whipped topping in reaming pineapple mixture. Spread over top/sides and decorate as desired. Refrigerate. This is delicious.
Cherry Delight Pie By Katie Roberts Gallatin, TN
2 graham cracker crusts 1 package cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 can condensed milk 1 can cherry pie filling
With hand mixer, mix cream cheese, lemon juice, vanilla, and condensed milk until smooth. Pour equal amounts into each piecrust. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Spread equal parts of pie filling on top of each pie. Refrigerate an hour more. Serve cold. This always ends up on the table around the holidays. It’s easy to make and is delicious. It’s a bit like a cheesecake but a little sweeter. Recipe makes two pies.
Danish Fudge By Keith and Sandra Christy Jacksonville, AR
Ingredients: ¾ cups butter (1 ½ sticks) 1 pound brown sugar 2/3 cups evaporated milk 1 pound less ¼ cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup nuts (optional)
Directions: Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan. Add brown sugar and evaporated milk; stir to blend. Bring to a boil and boil exactly 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 2 minutes. If sugar crystals form on sides of pan, wipe them off. Meanwhile, sift powdered sugar; beat into mixture until well-blended. Add vanilla and nuts and stir mix to distribute. Pour into buttered 9-inch square pan. Chill. Cut and keep fudge in an airtight container. Makes about 2 ¾ pounds.
1 stick butter 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 tablespoon flour 1 cup buttermilk
Directions: Soften butter. Combine in mixer with sugar and flour. Mix well, then add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Pour into unbaked piecrust and bake 45 min at 350°F. Cooking time may vary. Bake until top seems set and is not too jiggly, but not too firm. The top will get golden brown. If it seems too brown, but not set – cover with foil and continue baking.
Cream Cheese Brownie Pie By Mary Linda Meeks Bethel Springs, TN
1 pie crust 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 eggs 1 (15.1 ounce) package Pillsbury Thick ‘n’ Hot Swirl Deluxe brownie mix 1/3 cup oil 2 tablespoons water ½ cup chopped pecans
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. 2. In a medium bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and 1 egg. Beat until smooth; set aside. Reserve hot fudge package from brownie mix for topping. In a large bowl combine brownie mix, oil, 1 tablespoon water and eggs; beat with a spoon. 3. Spread ½ cup brownie mixture in bottom of crust. Spoon and carefully spread cream cheese mixture over brownie layer. Top with remaining brownie mixture. Spread evening. Sprinkle with pecans. 4. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until center is puffed and crust is golden brown. 5. Place hot fudge in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high 30 seconds. Stir in remaining tablespoon of water. Drizzle fudge over top of pie. Cool 3 hours. Store in refrigerator. Serves 8.
Hershey Pie By Beth Tatom Henderson, TN
1/3 cup milk 16 large marshmallows 6 Hershey bars ½ pint whipping cream or Cool-Whip 6-8 ounces Baked pie crust or Graham Cracker Crust
Melt milk, marshmallows, and Hershey bars in double boiler or microwave (stirring often). Cool a few minutes. Whip whipping cream or use CoolWhip. Fold into chocolate mixture. Pour into pie crust. Garnish with whipped cream.
Espresso Brownies By Susan Hughes Rapid City, SD
Ingredients: Nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray 1/3 cup water, plus 2 tablespoons 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons espresso powder, plus 2 teaspoons 1 (19.8-ounce) box brownie mix (recommended: Duncan Hines) ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 1. Spray a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Whisk 1/3 cup of water, oil, eggs, and 2 tablespoons espresso powder in a large bowl to blend. Add the brownie mix. Stir until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 35 minutes. Cool completely. 2. Meanwhile, dissolve the remaining 2 teaspoons of espresso powder in the remaining 2 tablespoons of water in a medium bowl. Whisk in the vanilla. Add the powdered sugar and butter and whisk until smooth. Pour the glaze over the brownies. Refrigerate until the glaze is set. Cut into bite-size pieces. Arrange the brownies on a platter and serve.
Directions: Drain cherries and save juice to go with powdered sugar for glaze Beat egg, add milk, oil, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Gently stir in cherries. Heat oil for frying to 365°. Drop by small melon-baller, which has been sprayed with Pam. Fry until browned, and if they don’t turn over by themselves, use a fork to turn. Drain on paper towels VERY WELL. Either drizzle glaze over, or dip onto glaze. Do not make “ahead!” THEY WILL GET SOGGY.
Apple Dumplings By Cathy Malone Henderson, TN
Ingredients: 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and quartered 8 (1 can) Crescent Rolls 1 cup orange juice ¾ cup sugar ½ cup margarine
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap crescent rolls around apple slices and place in an 8x8 inch pan. Combine remaining three ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour over apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Take them out of the oven and spoon the sauce over the dumplings. They’re easy to prepare and taste great with vanilla ice cream.
Easy Microwave Fudge By Cathy Malone Henderson, TN
Ingredients: 1 pound powdered sugar ½ cup cocoa ¼ cup milk ¼ pound butter or margarine 1 tablespoon vanilla ½ cup nuts
Directions: Line an 8x8 inch glass baking dish with waxed paper. Blend sugar and cocoa in a 2-quart mixing bowl and add milk and butter. Cook on high for 2 minutes. Remove bowl from oven and beat until smooth. Add vanilla and nuts and stir until blended. Pour fudge into the paper-lined baking dish. Refrigerate until firm. To serve, run a knife along the edge of the dish and turn upside down on a plate. Remove waxed paper and place right side up on a cutting board. Store in refrigerator.
Orange Cinnamon Breakfast Rolls By Mary Mount Dunbar, “Thyme to Cook” Columnist Henderson, TN
Ingredients: 4 ounces softened cream cheese ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar ½ teaspoon orange zest 1 (11-ounce) can refrigerated French bread dough 2 tablespoons granulated sugar Cinnamon to taste 1 tablespoon melted butter
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat cream cheese, brown sugar, and orange zest at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Lightly flour surface and unroll French bread dough. Make sure dough is even, and patch holes. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough, leaving a ¼-inch boarder. Sprinkle evenly with sugar and cinnamon, if desired. Carefully roll up dough, starting from long side. Cut into approximately 11 (1 ¼-inch) pieces. Place in lightly greased 8-inch round pan. Brush tops with butter, being careful not to saturate the rolls. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Orange glaze Stir together ½ cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon orange juice in small bowl or measuring cup. Combine until smooth. If too thick, add a few drops of juice until glaze achieves proper consistency. Glaze should not be runny. Drizzle over warm rolls. Serve warm.
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Chester County Independent Newspaper Dated 11-24-11