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December 2, 2010

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“W” to speak at FHU Friday By Holly Roeder Staff Writer

Photo by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent

Christmas parade tonight Holiday decorations are already up around town, holiday spirit is running high, and tonight (Thursday), the Chester County Christmas parade will kick off the holiday season in downtown Henderson. The parade begins at 7 p.m. with floats and riders lining up at First Baptist Church beforehand. Throwing items from vehicles is strictly prohibited, due to safety precautions, but Santa’s elves will be trailing the parade line to hand out treats. This year, hot chocolate will be available on the courthouse lawn for parade attendees to enjoy. For more information, contact Patricia Ledford at the Chester County Chamber of Commerce at 989-5222.

George W. Bush, 43rd president of the United States of America, is set to arrive in Henderson Friday for the 46th annual Freed-Hardeman University Advisory Board Benefit Dinner. The anticipation for this year’s speaker is evident in that last year’s record setting total of $1.3 million raised was surpassed in August of this year. According to Dave Clouse, FHU Vice President of University Advancement, General Admission tickets sold out in just two weeks, and all remaining tickets had been sold as of Monday of this week, with a waiting list for any tickets which may become available. Clouse said he expects to top out at $1.7 million for this year’s event, with all proceeds going directly to student scholarships.

All costs are underwritten for the expansion of the parking lot the benefit, Clouse continued, beside the baseball field to twice explaining that scholarships are its previous size. In addition to doled out this expanto stusion, parkd e n t s ing will be upon regavailable istration b e h i n d for colL o y d l e g e , Auditorium, according at the FHU to GPA, soccer and t e s t softball scores, field parkand scholing areas, arships Gardner they may C e n t e r, have qualHenderson ified for in Church of specific Christ, and d i s c i other areas plines. of the camF H U pus includGEORGE W. BUSH has made ing the a few B r o w n changes for those who are famil- Kopel parking lot and dormitory iar with the campus, including parking areas. Shuttles will be available making rounds to transport visitors from parking areas to the Sports Center, Bader Gymnasium and Loyd P.O. Box 306, Henderson, TN., Auditorium. Handicapped park38340, or drop them by the ing will also be designated newspaper office, 218 S. Church around the Sports Center. St., between the hours of 8 a.m. Those wishing to take advanto 5 p.m. Monday through tage of the handicapped parking Friday, or fax them to 731-989- must have a placard or must 5008. have made a special request Santa looks forward to read- when purchasing tickets. ing each child’s letter, so get Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. them in early so he can forward with dinner at Bader them to his workshop in the See BUSH, Page 3-A North Pole.

Santa needs letters emailed by Dec. 10! Santa Claus has his new email address set up at the Chester County Independent to make it easier for him to keep track of Chester County children’s wish lists. He knows that these days it’s often easier to type an email than to mail a letter, and the Independent is working closely with him to help sort the wish lists of Chester County boys and girls. Children or parents of chil-

dren too young to write may email a letter to Santa at santa@chestercountyindependent.com by 5 p.m. on Dec. 10 in order to ensure that Santa has time to read all of his messages and to put the elves to work making toys. Copies of the letters will be printed in the Christmas week edition of the Independent on Dec. 23.

There is no charge for publishing the letters to Santa; however, parents also may submit a photo of their child to run with the letter for only $25. Santa’s email will allow the jolly old elf the quickest access to his Christmas letters, but he still accepts regular mail as well. Children should post their letters to Santa in care of the Chester County Independent,

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Holiday Tour of Homes Five homes will be featured on the 2010 Holiday Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1 until 4 p.m. This year’s Tour features the homes of David and Charley Highers; Andy and Amy Morris; Joel and Beth Sanford; and Jason and Emily Shelton; and the barn of Bill and Helen Mitchell at 4180 St. Rt. 100 East. With houses of every size featured this year, the Tour has something for everyone. Tickets are available at the Carl Perkins Center, 113 East Main, Henderson. Advance tickets are $8, but tickets can also be purchased for $10 at the Mitchell barn on the day of the tour. Call 989-7222 for more information.

Montezuma Christmas Potluck The Montezuma Community Center will have a Christmas potluck dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. Bingo will follow the meal; bring a bingo gift.

Lighting of Chickasaw is 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 10-12 The 19th annual Lighting of the Park at Chickasaw State Park is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Dec. 10-12. There will be both electric lights as well as 2,000 candle luminaries lining the roadways. Santa Claus will be present each night. For more information, contact the park office at 989-5141 or 1-800-458-1752.

Loving Paws Pictures with Santa Loving Paws Rescue will be doing pet pictures with Santa at Petsmart in Jackson on Sunday,

Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your pet(s) and get pictures made for the holidays. They look great on Christmas cards.

Santa’s Elf Training at FHU Freed-Hardeman University Associates presents Santa’s Elf Training from 10 a.m.- noon on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Bader Gymnasium. Workshop Stations include reindeer stable, Mrs. Claus’ cookie kitchen, elf hat shop, story time with Mrs. Claus, gingerbread house maze, Frosty’s cafe, and pictures with Santa. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. They may be purchased at the University bookstores, Lloyd business office, or by calling 989-6020.

Library holiday hours The Chester County Library will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, due to the Henderson Christmas parade.

‘Cherish the Ladies’ to perform with Jackson Symphony Award-winning Celtic group Cherish the Ladies will kick-off the holiday season with a performance with The Jackson Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. Tickets may be purchased by calling 427-6440 or going online to www.TheJacksonSymphony.org. Table tickets are ($25-$55), general admission $25, and student/senior tickets $15.

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ The Jackson Children’s and Teen Theatre will present the annual performance of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, and at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. Tickets are $5 for the matinee; evening performance is $8 and $9 the day of the show. All tickets are available at The Ned office, call 425-8397 or 425-8396.

Report links Chester County to 13th most dangerous metro area By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

If rankings from CQ Press are to be believed, Chester County now ranks 13th nationally for crime among U.S. metropolitan areas. CQ Press is a periodical covering a variety of social issues, but it is best known for its yearly crime report, which highlights the highest crime areas of the U.S. According to the official press release, the study ranks cities and metro areas with at least 75,000 residents that reported crime data to the FBI for the 2009 calendar year. To reach the status of metropolitan area, local data from Chester County are combined with information from Madison County as well, creating a cumulative but seemingly illogically construed set of statistics. Local officials acknowledge that crime in Chester County has been on the rise in recent years, but the county remains small, unmetropolitan, and certainly not statistically more dan-

gerous than Stockton, Calif. Chief Deputy Mark Griffin of the Chester County Sheriff’s Department states that the FBI cautions against using rankings as a measure of how well an area does in managing violent crimes. A report from the U.S. Department of Justice states: “To assess criminality and law enforcement’s response from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, one must consider many variables, some of which, while having significant impact on crime, are not readily measurable or applicable pervasively among locales. Geographic and demographic factors specific to each jurisdiction must be considered and applied if one is going to make an accurate and complete assessment of crime in that jurisdiction.” Griffin agrees with the Department of Justice’s statement, and he adds that it is frustrating for Chester County to be See CRIME, Page 2-A

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Crime lumped together with other jurisdictions, especially one like Madison County that has little in common with a small community. The crime report focuses on six categories of crimes: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. Pine Bluff, Ark., ranked first; followed by Memphis; Saginaw, Mich.; MiamiDade County, Fla., and New Orleans. The findings were the result of reports from 347 metropolitan areas and 400 cities. Chester and Madison counties have a combined population of approximately 113,800 residents, 38,000 more than the baseline needed to be considered a metropolitan area. While these results may seem significant, Griffin reminds Chester County residents that comparisons are not conclusive without examining all variables that affect crime in a particular area. He added that rather than compare Chester County to Madison, or include Henderson’s statistics with Jackson’s, it is more meaningful for law enforcement to compare counties of similar size, economic status, and populations. Chester County often uses Crockett County as a measure by which to measure itself because similarities are much closer than between Chester and Madison. In addition, Griffin points out the positive results of Chester County’s fight against crime. “Chester County has one of the highest closure rates of crimes statewide,” he said. Despite the fact that crime has grown in recent years, the county has not had an unsolved murder on the records in over 15 years. “We try to be as proactive as we can be,” Griffin explained. While it is hard to remain proactive in predicting and preventing violent crimes, the county is extremely successful in bringing offenders to justice. Contrary to what the CQ Press report indicates, Madison and

Crime comparisons between Chester, Crockett, and Madison counties. Data compiled from www.tennesseecrimeonline.com. Chester counties are not working together to fight crime. While both counties work closely with one another when crime crosses county lines, and they have a very amicable working relationship, no joint task force or collaboration exists in the “metro” area. In fact, Griffin expressed surprise to learn that the two counties are linked in such a manner. Among factors considered significant regarding crime in an area, the FBI includes population density, urbanization, access to highway systems, economic conditions, culture and education, climate, effective strength of law enforcement agencies, and citizens’ attitude toward crime. While Chester and Madison are close geographically, many of the additional factors are widely different. “The FBI, police, and many criminologists caution against rankings according to crime rates,” states a press release from

CQ Press. “They correctly point out that crime levels are affected by many different factors, such as population density, composition of the population (particularly the concentration of youth), climate, economic conditions, strength of local law enforcement agencies, citizen’s attitudes toward crime, cultural factors, education levels, and crime reporting practices of citizens and family c o h e s i v e n e s s . Accordingly, crime rankings often are deemed ‘simplistic’ or ‘incomplete.’ However, this criticism is largely based on the fact that there are reasons for the differences in crime rates, not that the rates are incompatible.” It remains up to individual counties and their citizens to combat crime, however, and Griffin firmly believes in measuring trends in like areas, rather than stretching to encompass communities as vastly distinct as a Chester County and Madison.

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Bush Admission ticket holders. Sports Center dinners will begin at 6 p.m. The Lynard Small Situation, a jazz quartet will welcome attendees to Loyd Auditorium following the meal, and will officially kick off the evening’s program at 7:15. In addition, enter-

tainment will be provided by Freed-Hardeman University Alumni Singers, consisting of over 200 FHU alumni who will return to their alma mater to participate in the program, directed by John Hall. Following the keynote presentation, FHU President Dr. Joe Wiley will moderate a question/answer session with Bush featuring questions submitted by atten-

dees in previous weeks. Security will be handled entirely by the Secret Service for the evening’s events, which in previous years is usually arranged and coordinated by FHU. Clouse said they have worked with Secret Service before, however, citing visits by the elder George Bush, Barbara Bush and others. The 2010 event will mark the 10th year FHU has topped $1 million in

donations. Speakers for those years include, from 2009 to 2001 respectively, Mike Huckabee, Tim Conway, Tom Brokaw, Cal Ripkin, Jr., Barbara Bush, Walter Cronkite, Bill Frist, Regis Philbin and Norman Schwarzkoph. The 2011, 47th Annual FHU Advisory Board Benefit Dinner speaker has not yet been chosen and will be announced at a later date.

Utility director offers tips for winter safety, savings By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

Since temperatures are certain to drop over the next few weeks, now is the time to prepare before it becomes too cold, said Henderson Utility Director Mark Elkins. Cold weather puts extra stress on renters and homeowners alike, as people scramble to turn on long neglected heaters and dusty furnaces. However, Elkins urges people not to be too hasty and to check furnaces, heaters, fireplaces, and other cold-weather necessities before turning them on. “The best policy I can offer is, don’t wait until it’s cold to call in to get some assistance,” he said. “The Henderson Utility department offers a service at no cost to the customer where we go out and light their pilots and make sure their gas meter is working properly. We’re not appliance repair people but we will check the appliance for when the appliance doesn’t burn properly and might emit something that might be harmful to the customer.” Elkins encourages customers to call the department day or night if they have a problem. “We have an emergency response serviceman here every day of the week. You call

us, we’re coming.” Because of extreme temperatures, people have the most problems with their utilities in winter. When appliances that have been neglected throughout the year are turned on after a long period of disuse, they have the potential to release gasses that are harmful to people. Elkins urges everyone to consult an appliance contractor to do a complete overhaul of appliances if they have been sitting for a long time or produce strange smells when turned on. In addition, insulating one’s home is a very important step in preparing for winter. Winter is always a good time to check insulation. Instead of investing in costly kits, Elkins suggests using a punk, a slow-burning stick used for lighting fireworks, to see where leaks are in doors and windows. Smoke will head straight for the leaky areas. These leaks can be temporarily sealed with double-sided tape until a homeowner can purchase and install insulation strips. If people will seal leaks and thoroughly insulate doors and windows, lower the temperature on their hot water tanks, and perform yearly maintenance on their appliance, he adds

that people can cut their utility bills by 15 to 20 percent. Unfortunately, some people still have trouble affording their utility bills. The recession is still stinging many Henderson residents, and Elkins said that the Helping Hands program is here to help. “Whether we like it or not Chester County has people who really do need help,” Elkins said. “Helping Hands is where a utility customer can donate a small amount of money on their bill each month. It doesn’t have to be a large amount. If we had all of our utility customers donating just $1 a month, we could provide services to some terrifically needy people. We’re not talking about people who abuse the system.” He assures customers interested in helping that Helping Hands is not a “deadbeat program.” The utility department works in conjunction with Southwest Human Resource Agency to screen individuals in need. The program provides a one-time payment of $200 to be credited toward utility bills. Anyone interested in signing up to help can call the Henderson Utility Department. After filling out and returning a simple form, the donation to

Trial date set for Thompson in 2009 Ward murder case The first-degree mur- will ask for a change of der trial of Marcus venue, probably to Thompson, Madison one of three county. defendants in W a r d the March was found 2009 murder dead on of Carolyn Dry Creek Ward, is set Lane on for May 16, March 7, 2011. 2009 after Thompson s h e was schedallegedly uled to was abductappear in ed from Chester F r e d ’ s C o u n t y Discount Circuit Court S t o r e THOMPSON Monday. He around 2 was not presp.m. that ent, however, but was rep- afternoon. Ward’s car was resented by his attorney, found burned in south C. Mark Donohoe. Madison County near Judge Roy Morgan set Beech Bluff. March 22 as the date for Evidence in the case motions in the case, and it has linked three suspects is expected that Donahoe to the homicide and all

possess previous criminal records involving, among other charges, aggravated assault, forgery, theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia, plus various driving charges. Tashundra Mosley pled guilty in April for her involvement in the homicide and John Freeland is currently awaiting his trial scheduled for Jan. 4, 2011.

Helping Hands will be applied to one’s regular bill. One other way to avoid the winter utility pinch is to sign up for Budget Billing. To participate, a utility customer must have lived in the same residence for at least one year and sign up during yearly registration in March. The utility department will average the previous year’s total payments, and customers will pay the average amount throughout the year. If someone over or under pays due to a change in costs or usage, they will receive either a credit or be asked to pay the remainder the following March. Budget Billing is extremely useful to people who find that their seasonal bills suddenly skyrocket when they turn on the heat. Although it’s too late to sign up for the program for this winter, Elkins encourages consumers to keep it in mind and register in March to prevent a surprise strain on the wallet next year. For more information, contact the Henderson Utility Department at 989-3503.

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Happy birthday wishes go to Linda Wade and Shelby Martin on Dec. 2; Ruby Crowe and Roger Hanna on Dec. 4; Joy Hutcherson and Nathan Creel on Dec. 5; and Martha Bishop, Brian Fletcher and Priscilla

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Gilbert on Dec. 6. We have a new Avon Representative in the area; you can call April Crowell at 731-439-3407. She will be glad to come to your house with lots of samples for you to try before you buy. April can make your shopping easier with fantastic gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Have a great week. Call 989-0212 or email wildgoosenews@aol.com or Enville communitynews@yahoo.com with your news.

Christmas is coming and the library is festooned in red and green. We are displaying all of our holiday books and we invite everyone to come in and check one out to get you in the Christmas spirit. Because of the season, we are having two special events at Storytime. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, we will have a visit from Marley Wake and Madeline Rudder. Marley and Madeline, who are performing in Jackson’s Ballet Arts production of The Nutcracker, will visit Storytime in their costumes and they will have free tickets to one of the performances. To win these tickets, any child who is attending Storytime that day may have their name entered into a drawing. The winning name will receive the

tickets for a performance that will take place at the Jackson Civic Center on Dec. 10-12. To commemorate Marley and Madeline’s visit, one of the books we will read is The Nutcracker Ballet and we will color a Nutcracker picture. Our annual Storytime Christmas party will be on Tuesday, Dec. 14 and, as always, Santa will visit. Tuesday, Dec. 21 will be a regular Storytime day and we will not have Storytime on Tuesday, Dec. 28. All Storytimes begin at 10 a.m. Library holiday hours are as follows: We will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, to avoid being caught in the Henderson Christmas Parade. We will close for Christmas holidays on Friday, Dec. 24 and we will

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The Christmas potluck dinner will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Montezuma Community Center. Following the meal, bingo will be played. Please bring a bingo gift if you would like to participate. Our December birthdays are Jacob Beshires on Dec. 2; James Morrison Jr. and Nickey Richardson on Dec. 3; Patience Cook on Dec. 7; Zachary Thomas

on Dec. 9; Tina Cook, Samantha Woodin and Garrett Denbow on Dec. 11; Gail Marsh and Randy Burkhead on Dec. 12; Ella Claire Murley on Dec. 14; Charlie Beacham on Dec. 17; Joanne VanCleave and Curtis Morrison on Dec. 19; Clay Cox on Dec. 21; Clay Murley on Dec. 22; Marsha Barclay on Dec. 23; Erin Cook Fontane on Dec. 25; Michah Cook on Dec. 26; Brandon Thomas and Marilyn Davis on Dec. 27; Ian and Luke Fuqua on Dec. 28; and Billy Joe VanCleave on Dec. 29. If you have news, call Wanda Cook at 989-3724 or Celia Murley at 9895300.

reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 28. We will also be closing on Friday, Dec. 31, and Saturday, Jan. 1 to celebrate the New Year. Our last book sale of the year has ended, so anything that is left in the book sale boxes is now free. Take anything you want. The month of December will be fine free. Bring in your overdue library materials and we will forgive all fines OR if there are fines present on your library card, come by and we will remove all the fines. The Brown Bag Book Club will meet at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 8, to discuss The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. January’s book will be Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, A Husband and A Bus With A Will Of Its Own by Doreen Orion. Join us! Many of our patrons are taking advantage of the R.E.A.D.S program (www.reads.lib.overdrive.c om), which allows library cardholders to check out and download audio books. This great program is offered through the Tennessee State Library and Archives and we are happy to announce that epub and e-pdf files are also available if you have a Nook e-book reader from Barnes and Noble. Audio books and e-books may be checked out through the R.E.A.D.S. for a period of two weeks and, after

being downloaded to a device, they become the property of the library patron. Last year, my New Year’s resolutions for the library were to start an oral history project on Chester County and to start a teen advisory board. I am proud to say that both resolutions came to fruition. Our oral history project now totals more than two and one half hours of interviews with our citizens and a wide variety of tales and stories. This continues to be a work in progress, so, if you would like to tell your story, contact the library at 989-4673 to set up an appointment. The Teen Advisory Board has been very helpful in choosing books and DVDs that are of interest to our young people. I met with groups from both the junior high and the high school this past year and I appreciate all the suggestions that they gave me. I look forward to asking their opinions again in the coming months, because the library has more than $7,000 in state and federal funds that must be spent by April. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our library family: Judy Beaver, Joyce Morris, Linda Geary, Tracy Mitchell Watts, Kassi Austin, Melody Young, Melissa Dee Judd, and me, Nancy Canada. New arrivals are: DVDS: Charlie St. See OFF, Page 5-A

Happy anniversary to Billy Ray and Linda Maness on Dec. 3. Leonard Morris’ sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Jim Hatch of Morton, Ill., visited in his home during Thanksgiving. Remember the sick, our military and our country in prayer. Sympathy goes to Sara Maness on the loss of her first cousin, Charles Hatch of Bolivar. Funeral services were held Nov. 29. We will be decorating the center for Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 2. If you can help, come around 6 p.m. The Hickory Corner Community Center’s Christmas party will be on Saturday, Dec. 11, with a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. If you would like to participate in a $5 gift exchange,

women bring a woman’s gift, men bring a man’s gift and a child brings a child’s gift. Invite your family, neighbors and friends to join us for an evening of wonderful food and fellowship. Mark your calendars; we will be filling fruit baskets at the center on Thursday, Dec. 16. If you can help, come at 6 p.m. Baskets will be delivered that evening. December is here and brings a busy month of getting ready for the holiday. It’s a time when we get busy shopping and our minds are on so many things. Remember to keep your car locked; keep all packages in the trunk out of sight. Be alert and cautious of your surroundings. Stay safe.

Nov. 18 were thanks for taking a picture of her with Dusty. I had a duplicate copy made for her wall, but decided to frame it for her during Thanksgiving. The new picture is in the jumbo picture frame in the small dining room. Her family can call me for the precious picture – now I wished I had just given her the photo in hand; Elmo Weaver (10-12-23/11-2510) was a veteran with a sweet smile that touched his blue eyes. Dusty posed with Elmo on Veterans Day. He didn’t want to let go of Dusty, so now I wished he had held Dusty a little longer. Elmo was buried in Memphis. If I had only known I could have attended his funeral and shared with his family his last picture; and Rosa Downing Clay (1-1417/11-29-10), a Jacks

Creek resident that moved here from Hardin County. She died at Chester County Healthcare, but Dusty and I had not met her even though she was from our community. It shows you how community life has changed. Once we knew everyone and what kind and color of car they drove. If we didn’t know the family, our parents and grandparents did. I miss that closeness. Those are called days of yesteryear; they will not be coming back. Progress is not always so good, is it? Last night during the rainstorm, I thought I saw a flash of a shiny sleigh near the northern sky. It could have been just lightning. Perhaps we’ll hear something about it in the next few weeks - until then rethink being naughty.

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. On our prayer list this week are Bobbie Nell Wells, Carolyn Potter, Nancy Connor, Pam Priddy, Joanne Sells, Edward Pitts, Joanne Altier, Lavada Howie, Alexis Boggs, Gerald Stanfill, Carroll Williams, Charles and Wilma Cupples, Herman Arnold Jr., Dianne Wells, Jean

Latham, John Kent Sells, Ollie Dean Kennedy, Bill and Shirley Gaddy, Gathel Latham, Terry Cone, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families. Happy anniversary to Lynn and Dianne Connor on Dec. 7 and Jimmy and Brenda Reddin on Dec. 9. Birthday greetings to Kirk Bray, Lynn Connor, Billy Frank Latham, Jay Parchman, Delphia Luck and Brenda Norwalk on Dec. 3; Damon Newman on Dec. 6; and Greg Vickrey and Alvin Stewart on Dec. 9. “If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!”

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. On our prayer list are Phillip Ragan, Sonny Grimm, Archie Knipper, Dennis Bain, Edra Barnett, Freddie Murley Smith, Brenda Collins, Charles Murley, Angie Knipper and Zach Dickey. Happy birthday to Johnnie Mae Bullman on Dec. 1 and Brandy (Cain)

Holland on Dec. 4. Hope you have a great birthday. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Gloria Jean Blankenship family. She was a sweet lady and will be missed by many. Don’t forget our Christmas dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Deanburg Community Center. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy the fun, fellowship, music, and Santa’s visit. “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln Enjoy your week. Call me with you news at 8799777.

Gobble, gobble, gobble… that is not the sound of a turkey, but the sound of my family gathered around the dinner table at Thanksgiving. James and I are thankful that our son, Terry, and daughter, Cindy, and their families visited with us from Illinois. Our good friends, Sam, Esther and Janice joined us as well. Black Friday arrived and Cindy and our daughter-in-law, Jo, were up and gone by 5:30 a.m. for an early morning of shopping.

I didn’t join them as I wasn’t about to be dragged out of bed at that time of the morning. They braved the morning madness and said lines were not too long, and they were successful in purchasing what they went after and more. On Friday night, we celebrated December birthdays. Our granddaughter, Makenzie, will be 14 on Dec. 4, and shares her birthday with her dad, Tim. Kyle will be 21 on Dec. 11 and my birthday is Dec. 12. As I say, age is just a number and old is a state of mind. Other birthdays are Dianne Clayton on Dec. 2; James Morrison, Jr. on Dec. 3; Bonnie Weaver on Dec. 8; Larry Beshires on Dec. 9; and Brenda Cobb on Dec. 10. A special happy birthday to each of you.

We pushed Dusty in a shopping cart into Old Time Pottery on our return home. Inside the store a man walked over extending a hand, but looking at our poodle saying, “Dusty sure does a lot of good at Chester County Healthcare.” He introduced himself as Phil (Kim) Nelson, son of Al and Shirley Nelson. After the surprise statement, I recalled carrying Dusty to visit Al before he died in March of 2009. We never know how small acts of kindness affect others. Obviously, Dusty and I have a mission, so we will

continue to help. Their first Thanksgiving without Lester Perry was a change of scenery. Geneva Perry, Jan Reese, and Polly Inman traveled to Kansas City, Mo., to visit David and Matthew Wilson. While there, they saw Kim Wilson Housing, Inc., named in Kim’s honor. She was the director for special need residents. Dusty and I are planning to visit her to hear all about her trip. She now has a guest called Cocoa that may be visiting residents at the healthcare. Cocoa is the opposite of Dusty – he has a wiggle in his walk and fetches toys. Won’t the residents enjoy playing toss while Dusty sits in his stroller? Maedell Chumney and Brenda and Donnie spent Thanksgiving in Bells vis-

iting Sue Thompson. Her birthday was Nov. 29, so dessert was stuffing … stuffing turkey and trimmings and then cake into her mouth! Turning 89 couldn’t have been any more special. She doesn’t look or act her age either! Prayer has been requested for Sherry Maness Hutcherson. Glen Swafford canceled his plans so he could sit with the family, because Sherry was there for him during his severe sickness. Also, prayer has been requested for Andrew Griffy (age 24), son of Cathy Davis Mathis and grandson of Barbara (Billy) Cherry. He had returned home to Memphis from the funeral of Mickey Cherry and was rushed to the hospital. He will be having surgery very soon. Thank you for

keeping these younger people in your thoughts. Our community expresses sympathy to the families of Edd Norris (917-37/11-22-10); Victor Stoll (11-17-31/11-23/10) how many jars of his molasses and produce have we enjoyed, and how many homes did he provide for the martin birds; Gloria Burkhead (3-1420/11-26-10); Lula “Sally” Hutcherson (4-17-16/1126-10); Jean Farley (5-2618/11-27-10); Dona Grantham (4-17-28/11-3010); Mickey Cherry (2-2848/11-22-10), nice student I remember from high school and he was friendly to younger students called “Green Freshmen”; Mary Cain (2-10-20/11-22-10) was a kind lady that moved into Pauline Holmes’ healthcare room in 2009. Her last words to me on

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Chester County Independent archives, November 26, 1970

TINSEL TOWN – Henderson looked like Tinsel Town Tuesday after crewmen completed the installation of new Christmas lights in the downtown business section. The new lights and decorations seemed to signal shoppers to town as much shopping activity can be seen in this photo. Picture was made from the overhead bridge in the same general location as picture on this page in the early 1900’s before the street was paved.

HENDERSON’S MAIN STREET in the early 1900s. Photo was made from the overhead bridge looking East. Man in buggy is the grandfather of A. M. Johnson of Henderson. For a comparison, a picture of Main Street was made this week from practically the same location.

Only Yesterday “Strike Halts Work At Grinnell Plant” From the files of the Chester County Independent December 1, 1940 “Farm Checks For Conservation Are Received In County” “Farm checks under the agriculture conservation program were received in Chester County last week, several months ahead of time. “The first series of checks total $6,203.80, and covered 110 farms and 215 individuals cooperating under the program. “Most of the subsidy checks under the cotton program have been received and given to Chester County farmers. About 50 are still awaiting payments, while the total amount had reached $56,978.83 early this week.” “Youth Of County May Be Trained For Defense Jobs” “A vocational training plan under the national defense program will be sponsored by the State Department of Education and federal authorities in Chester County, Prof. T. H. Williams, principal of the high school said Wednesday. “The program calls for four different types of studies to be taken up by eligible young men. They include courses in mechanics – for study of tractors, trucks and other engines – metal working, wood working and elementary electrical studies.” “Welcome Stranger” “Mr. and Mrs. John Hodges announce the birth Monday of their first child, a boy, weighing 6 ¾ pounds. He has been named Ralph Hearn.” December 1, 1950 “FFA Boys Collect Toys For Needy” “The local chapter of FFA will collect damaged or used toys, make the necessary repairs and distribute them to underprivileged children as a part of its Christmas season activities. “All persons who have toys to donate are asked to bring them to the agriculture department at the new school or leave them in front of their homes to be picked up by a committee on Monday, Dec. 4.” “FFA Boys Conduct Scrap Paper Drive” “On Monday, Dec. 4, the local FFA Chapter will conduct a scrap paper drive. Citizens who have scrap paper in their homes are asked to tie it in bundles and leave it on the street in front of their home so that it may be picked up

by the FFA boys. “All proceeds from the sale of such paper will be used to finance chapter activities.” “Births” “Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Smith announce the birth of a son on Sunday, Nov. 26, at Madison County General Hospital. He has been named Keith Wright. “Steadman Clinic” “Mr. and Mrs. Obie Hubbard, Jr. of Luray are the parents of a son Ricky Dean, who was born Nov. 9. “Mr. and Mrs. Houston Ricketts of Route 3 announce the arrival of a son on Nov. 25. He has been named Donald Houston.” “Dr. H. D. Farthing” “Mr. and Mrs. Major Wayne Thomas of Montezuma are the parents of a son, Dennis Wayne, who was born Nov. 25. “Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Nash of Pinson announce the arrival of a son on Nov. 18. He has been named Jimmy Horace.” “Fire Problem Acute In Home Dry Cleaning” “Never use gasoline, naptha, or benzene for garment cleaning purposes, homemakers are warned by clothing specialists of the U-T Agriculture Extension Service. “The most serious problem in dry cleaning is the danger of fire. Whenever possible, home dry cleaning should be restricted to removing spots, leaving the more general cleaning for the commercial cleaners.” December 2, 1960 “County Exceeds Bond Quota” “Figures released today by W. M. McCallum, county savings bond chairman, show that Chester Countians invested $8,481 in U. S. Savings Bonds during October. ‘We have now achieved 105.6 percent of our year’s goal,’ McCallum said.” “Eaglettes Win; North Side Next” “Jan Bray’s 32 points paced the Henderson girls to a 76-45 basketball triumph over Beech Bluff girls Tuesday night but the Beech Bluff boys came back to take a 53-38 triumph. “Roger Harris led the Henderson boys with 10 points. “In the girls game Hope Barber added 10 points, Jane Murley 13, Benson 1; Harwell, 8; McHaney 6, Henson 2, Reddin 2, and Redmon 2.” “Turkey Yields Fifty-three Cents” “The Bill Melton family of North Street, Henderson, enjoyed their See Only, Page 6-A

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Off Cloud; Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World; The Last Airbender; and Toy Story 3. AUDIO BOOKS: Unlocked JUVENILE LITERATURE: Max and Ruby’s Bedtime Book; Library Mouse: A World to Explore; The Three Little Dassies; The Black Book of Buried Secrets; The Lost Hero; Persian Gulf War; Witches and Wiccans; Hurricane Katrina; Iraq War; Vampires; The Dust Bowl; Cutting and SelfInjury; Drills; Pliers; Screwdrivers; Hammers; Fairies; The Scopes Monkey Trial; The Attack on Pearl Harbor; I Am the Messenger; My Food; The Sinking of the Titanic; Ghosts and Haunted Places; Ticks; Avaolon High Coronation: Hunter’s Moon; Avalon High Coronation: Homecoming; Vehicles On the Farm; Tractors At Work; and The National Guard. ADULT NON-FICTION: Beautiful Me: Finding Personal Strength and Self- Acceptance; Do You Love Me? Making Healthy Dating Decisions; I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections by Nora Ephron; Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People by Amy Sedaris; Decision Points by George W. Bush; As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child; Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields; The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification In America’s Schools; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to

Guitar; Louisa May Alcott; Chariot Racing in the Roman Empire; Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford; Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage; and From the Hips: A Comprehensive, OpenMinded, Unsensored, Totally Honest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Becoming A Parent. ADULT FICTION: Edge by Jeffrey Deaver; Happily Ever After by Nora Roberts; Cross Fire by James Patterson; Full

Dark, No Stars by Stephen King; Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans; Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci; Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler; Indulgence In Death by J.D. Robb; Life Sentences by Laura Lippman; I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg; Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin; The Overton Window by Glenn Beck; and The Califfs of Bagdad, Georgia by Mary Stefaniak. See you at the library!

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‘Tis the season to gather pecan recipes Lemon-Pecan Tea Bread The Christmas Season is officially upon us, and in addition to holiday parties, Christmas shopping, and frantic festivities, that means that it is pecan season. On my grandparents’ farm stands a huge pecan tree ladened with nuts that are falling to the ground en masse this time of year. We love pecans, but we always wind up with more than we know what to do with. There are only so many pecan pies, crumb cake toppings, spiced pecans, and freshly shelled nuts that a person can eat. That is where my “Lemon-Pecan Tea Bread” recipe comes in handy. This is the perfect way to use up some of those pecans that you have tucked away in the freezer. The original recipe called for walnuts, but I don’t know of any five-gallon buckets of walnuts waiting to be cracked. Plus, I like the taste of pecans better; they taste more like the South.

Tart, tangy lemon gives this a wonderful citrus bite that is full of holiday flavor. It pairs well with a cup of tea or coffee, or it makes a not-overly sweet dessert, which provides a complement to rich holiday fare. Glaze it for an extra lemon punch, but if you leave the glaze off, this bread is just as tasty. My husband actually gave me the idea to create the glaze because he wanted a more cake-like dessert, so make it according to your own sweet tooth, and enjoy! To find additional recipes, check out the “Just a Pinch” column on page 5-A, or visit www.justapinch.com. “Thyme to Cook” will be a regular feature in the Chester County Independent. Email your favorite or best recipes to mdunbar@chestercountyindependent.com or mail them to Chester County Independent c/o Mary Dunbar, P.O. Box 306, Henderson, TN 38340.

CC Community Health Council minutes By Elna Blankenship Director of Community Sevices, DOH

The Chester County Community Health Council met Nov. 9. In attendance were Mark Barber, Elna Blankenship, Patrice Boyd, Charles Corley, Roger Jowers, Kay Cromwell, Pattie Kiddy and Amy DeLeon-Rogers. The next meeting is set for noon on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2011, at El Ranchito. Barber, Chairman, called the meeting to order and welcomed members and guests. Minutes of the last meeting were approved as written. DeLeon-Rogers, UT Extension, stated she was experiencing poor participation in exercise sessions. Corley stated he would discuss the possibility of a partnership to include classes for FHU staff and spouses. Barber and Corley reported the Oct. 22 Senior Citizens’ Health Fair had 39 vendors, at least 124 participants to sign the register with 70 individuals receiving blood screens and 40 receiving flu shots. Barber shared a light

lunch was provided and door prizes were drawn for and distributed during the meal. About 20 students from FHU helped with setting up the space, vendor setup, meal preparation and clean up, which was greatly appreciated by council members. Corley provided a breakdown of the county in which the participants lived along with their age, race and gender. Data suggests outreach is needed for an increase in participation of disparate populations. In an effort to reach out to the growing Hispanic population, members decided to invite Claudia Aleman to become a council member. Elna Blankenship will also contact Aleman regarding holding the February 2011 quarterly meeting in at her restaurant. Attendees commented they would have liked to have had bone density screens; however, it was not possible this year since the vendor was not able to attend. There were several first time vendors who expressed their plans to return to future fairs. A meeting of the sub-com-

mittee is planned for take place within the next 30 days to review outcomes of the 2010 event and to discuss suggestions for the 2011 fair. Full planning of the 2011 event will begin in July 2011. Barber reported for Heather Griffin, Coordinator of Coordinated School Health, regarding the partnership of the high school drama department with local community members to offer “Ladies’ Day Out” on Nov. 20 in conjunction with a production of “Steel Magnolias” at the Chester County Middle School. Tickets for a full day of health related educational sessions, lunch with entertainment provided by the Cancer Queens, booths along with the play are $15. The Henderson Health Clinic, a satellite of the FQHC Clinic of Hardeman County will have a booth at the event. Barber also reported for Griffin that CSH is working toward providing a Remote Clinic in October 2011, the site of which is to be announced. Blankenship complimented the council

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“New Arrivals” “Henderson Clinic” “Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Glen Sells of Route 1, Henderson, announce the arrival of a son, Jeffery Glen, on Nov. 27. “Born to William and Rosa Woods of Henderson, a son, Josh Jerome, on Nov. 15. “Born to Jimerson and Dorothy Collier of

Lemon Glaze (optional) 1/2 cup powdered sugar Lemon juice Combine powdered sugar with juice until mixture reaches desired glaze consistency. Pour gently over the top of cooled cake. If mixture puddles at bottom of cake plate, carefully spoon up excess and drizzle back over cake and sides.

regarding the number of on-going activities to address health issues of Chester County. She reported the need for community campaigns to address local priorities was discussed at the October 2010 West Tennessee Regional Health Council meeting. Barber discussed the success of a recent 5K Walk/Run sponsored by a local Nurse Practitioner, Alex Walker. Proceeds of the event are going toward the development of a local walk, run, and bike track the council has discussed for some time. The possibility of promoting the walk/run as part of the health council’s community – wide campaign against diabetes was discussed. A plan tying existing activities and events along with “pre 5K Walk/Run” events will be developed in the upcoming weeks for council approval at the next meeting. Boyd, Community plant to a halt. “The workers, all members of Local 854 of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, are seeking a 60¢ hourly increase. The number of workers involved in the strike number 107 and are represented locally by A. C. Stidham, president of Local 854.”

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Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings and Mr. Melton’s father, J. J. Melton of Route 3, Henderson is fifty-three cents richer since they gave the traditional bird the axe! “It all happened last week when Mr. J. J. Melton agreed to help Bill dress a turkey which the elder Mr. Melton had raised for their Thanksgiving feast. “Inside the turkey’s gizzard they found five shiny dimes and three bright copper pennies. All identifying marks were worn off they coins. “Mr. Melton said he imagined that his grandsons, Chucky and Billy Melton, dropped the money sometime. The turkey was hatched last spring.”

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup milk 3/4 cup chopped pecans 2 Tbls. grated lemon rind 2 Tbls. fresh lemon juice Directions: Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 9x5 loaf pan, and set aside. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in pecans, lemon rind, and lemon juice. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10-15 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Chester County Independent archives, November 26, 1970

Dr. E. Claude Gardner, installed today as F-HC’s Fifth President. Malesus, a daughter, Phyllis Kay, on Nov. 25. “Drs. McCallum & Wilson” “Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Carnell of Henderson are the parents of a son, Ralph Allen, who was born Nov. 17. “Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones of Finger announce the birth of a son on Nov. 24. “Mr. and Mrs. David Crowe of Finger are the parents of a daughter, Pamela Jeanette, who arrived Nov. 25. “Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Haskins of Beech Bluff are the proud parents of a son, Glen Stephen, who was born Nov. 26.

“Mr. and Mrs. Billy Connor of Henderson announce the birth of a daughter, Natalie Hope, on Nov. 28. “Born to Shirley and Orlandas Jones of Henderson, a daughter, Bonita Ann, on Nov. 18.” November 26, 1970 “Strike Halts Work At Grinnell Plant” “Production workers at the Grinnell Corporation plant here turned down company offers of a 15¢ per hour wage increase and have set up picket lines at plant entrances bringing all production of the huge pipe-fabricating

“Claude Gardner Inaugurated As F-HC’s Fifth President” “ ‘We want continuous progress for FreedH a r d e m a n College…we’re building for the future.’ “These words by 45year-old E. Claude Gardner summarize his feelings as fifth president of the private junior college located here in Henderson. “Gardner, the first to be formally inaugurated as president at F-HC, first came to the campus as a student, and later returned in Sept. 1949, as chairman of the education department. “ ‘My first goal was to be a preacher,’ Gardner recalled, ‘but while attending college at Freed-Hardeman I decided I also wanted to teach at a Christian college’.”

Outreach Coordinator with AmeriChoice by United Health Care gave an overview of her activities and expressed a desire to work with the council to enhance the health of the community. Patrice will be added to the council membership. A representative from Volunteer MCO will also be invited to become a member of the council. Jowers, Commission on

Children and Youth, shared information about the “Advocacy Boot Camp” to be held Dec. 3 and a “Children’s Caucus” scheduled from 10 – 1 p.m. Dec. 16. These meetings will address the need to advocate for the continuation of services such as Coordinated School Health and various mental health services that have contracts ending in June 2011.

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Hardin Medical Center launches improvements

Photo by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent

Rainy day crash results in minor injuries A one-vehicle accident on St. Rt. 125 Monday afternoon resulted in minor injuries for two juveniles. According to Trooper Matt Sipes, who worked the scene, the red Dodge Ram 1500 lost control in a curve during Monday’s rain shortly before 3 p.m. The driver over-corrected about half a mile north of Eaton Ln., near the Hardeman County line, and the truck spun around several times before crashing into a tree on the opposite side of the road. The driver and passenger were treated for their injuries on the scene and then released.

Fish and Wildlife Service seeks proposals from states for FY 2011 Endangered Species Grants The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in obtaining federal financial assistance to acquire land or conduct planning efforts for endangered species conservation. For fiscal year (FY) 2011, the President’s budget request for the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund includes approximately $85 million in grant funding for conservation planning activities and habitat acquisition benefitting federally protected species. Proposals must be submitted to the appropriate Service regional offices by Jan. 18, 2011. The Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund is authorized under Section 6 of the Endangered Species Act and provides grants to states and territories to support participation in a wide array of

voluntary conservation projects for species on the federal list of threatened and endangered species, as well as for species that are either candidates or have been proposed for listing. These projects range from species status surveys, public education and outreach, habitat acquisition and restoration, captive propagation and reintroduction to nesting surveys, genetic studies and development of conservation plans. The Service is seeking proposals under the following three Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund categories: Recovery Land Acquisition Grants – These grants provide funds to states and territories for acquisition of threatened and endangered species habitat in support of approved and draft species recovery plans.

Grief from breast cancer A great deal of grief is developed when a person (men and women) receive the news they have cancer. Yes, men do suffer and in some cases die from breast cancer. It is about 100 times less common in men (1/10 of 1 percent or 1 in 1000) versus for women (1 in 8 or 12 percent). There were an estimated 192,000 new cases in women and 1,900 in men in 2009. It is believed that incidences in men have remained the same and for women have decreased 2.2 percent for every year from 1999 through at least 2005. The three most common methods of screening are mammogram, clinical breast examination, and self-examination. The purpose is to find existence of cancer in the earliest stage, that it may be treated proactively. It is believed that the physical exam along with the mammogram is a more efficient way to regularly eliminate any reason to be concerned. What they look for is difference in size, alteration of shape, abnormality such as skin retraction, a lump, tender or swollen, any discharge, or prolonged rash and irritation. When diagnosed it does not matter your financial status, your cultural upbringing, where you live, or who your family is.

The news paralyzes you. Some people believe you do not have anything if you do not have your health. You think you will never laugh again, as you go through treatment and lose your hair, but it is important to find things to laugh about and to be aggressive in your care. It is common to be terrified, as you think this may be the beginning of the end. It is important to obtain and maintain a positive attitude, and it will also help to possess a strong faith in God. A strong support system will also help in coping from day to day. This is Sunrise by David Coy.

Acquiring habitat in order to secure long-term protection is often the critical element in a comprehensive recovery effort for a listed species. One example from last year’s grants is an $800,000 award to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to acquire a 413-acre tract to protect nesting habitat of the golden-cheeked warbler and black-capped vireo. Acquisition of the property is also expected to benefit the endangered Tobusch fish-hook cactus. Habitat Conservation Planning Assistance Grants – These grants provide funds to States and Territories to support the development of Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs). The purpose of an HCP is to ensure adequate protection of suitable habitat for threatened and endangered species, while at the same time providing for economic growth and development. These grants provide support for baseline surveys and inventories, document preparation, outreach, and similar planning activities. For example, the state of Maine received a total of $173,250 in FY 2010 funding to begin Phase I of a programmatic HCP for Maine’s forestry program, wastewater program, and state water rules that covers more than 17.8 million acres of forestland and approximately 45,000 miles of streams and rivers. The project is intended to protect the Atlantic salmon, over which the Service has joint jurisdiction with the National Marine Fisheries Service, and will have

implications for many other anadromous fish species. HCP Land Acquisition Grants – These grants provide funds to states and territories to acquire land associated with approved HCPs. They do not fund mitigation required of an HCP permittee, but rather, support acquisitions by the state or local governments of habitat that complement actions associated with the HCP. For example, one of last year’s recipients was the State of Montana, which received a $6 million grant to acquire 3,600 acres in the Northern Rocky Mountains. This purchase will complement the Plum Creek Native Fish Habitat Conservation Plan, protecting high-quality riparian habitat for bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout and mountain whitefish. By law, the state or territory must have a current cooperative agreement with the Secretary of the Interior and contribute at least 25 percent of the estimated program costs of approved projects, or 10 percent when two or more states or territories undertake a joint project. For more information about these grants and grant application requirements contact: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Consultation, HCPs, Recovery, and State Grants, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 420, Arlington, VA 22203, 703358-2171. To learn more about these grants, visit the Endangered Species Program online at http://www.fws.gov/endan gered/grants/index.html.

Leaders at Hardin Medical Center (HMC) plan to implement infrastructure upgrades which are expected to reduce annual energy costs by 25 percent. The hospital will also receive an $11,500 rebate from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for reducing its load on the electrical grid. Several factors drove the need for improvements at the 58-bed Private Act, not-for-profit hospital owned by Hardin County. These included high energy costs, an aging infrastructure, and unreliable humidity and temperature control in several areas. With completion expected in November 2011, the infrastructure improvements at the 125,000 square-foot hospital are anticipated to improve the environment of care for patients and create a better working environment for physicians and staff. Ceremony and reception will launch improvements A ceremony and reception will be held to formally launch the infrastructure improvements at 11 a.m. on Dec. 2 in the Hardin Medical Center dining room, 935 Wayne Road, Savannah. “We are pleased that we will be able to provide a better working environment for our physicians and staff while increasing energy and operational efficiency,” said Charlotte Burns, chief executive

officer of HMC. “Especially gratifying is that the new environment will be even more comfortable for new mothers and our very newest patients—their babies, as the project will also improve control of air flow and temperatures on the obstetrical unit.” The improvements include a performance contract to cover the cost of upgrades that allow the healthcare facility to use future energy and operational savings to finance infrastructure improvement projects. It is an option for funding energysaving improvements in buildings that provides measurable business results. By managing and optimizing energy use, hospitals can leverage operational savings to support strategic healthcare objectives. Customized improvements selected for hospital In November 2009, leaders at HMC completed an environment of care study to identify ways to increase patient comfort, physician and staff satisfaction, and the hospital’s bottom line. They also worked with Trane, a business of Ingersoll Rand and a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and solutions, to use building information modeling to create an energy model of the entire facility, which was used to evaluate various energy conservation measures.

Opinion

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Waiting for Prince Charming: Americans marvel at royal affairs Americans are notably obsessed with celebrities and fame. We flock to actors, musicians, and reality stars alike, but as a whole, the longest-running obsession seems to be with England’s royal family. It’s a deep-rooted phenomenon, probably a remnant from our colonial days, but we remain intrigued – from weddings, coronations, to proper etiquette when meeting the queen – a dilemma most of us will never endure. As England begins preparations for a royal wedding next year on April 29, the world responds with mixed emotions. On one hand, we are excited for handsome Prince William and his fashionable bride-to-be, Kate Middleton. A wedding of this caliber happens only once a generation, and with wars, economic woes, and bleak news at every turn, we feel that it’s time for “our” fairytale wedding. Yet, on the other hand – with wars, economic woes, and bleak news at every turn – many are outraged that British citizens may be obligated to foot the bill for an ostentatious state ceremony. From afar, we watch the British soap opera unfold. It makes great entertainment, and Americans love good fodder for gossip. The royals are even more exciting than America’s own celebrities are because they are elegant, powerful, and romantic. Unlike Hollywood celebutants, the royal family wields real power and amazing poise, and we are star struck. However, the upcoming nuptials pose genuine concern for all dealing with a burned out, deflated, and otherwise over-extended economy. British tradition dictates that public monies be used to increase security around London during the days leading up to the wedding, but Parliament must vote if additional public funds are needed. For a country that remains unsteady in its support for the monarchy, using taxes to fund a wedding may be exactly what some need to push them over the edge in favor of dissolving the monarchy at the end of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Traditionally, the bride’s family pays for the majority of the wedding expenses, and Middleton’s family has more than adequate wealth to use toward planning such an affair. That, combined with personal wealth from the royal family, would likely make for a wedding (par-

don the pun) fit for a king. However, taxpayers fear they will be asked to contribute as costs and safety protocols continue to rise. There is talk that the much-touted event next spring will bring about a tourism boom, as people clamor to catch a glimpse of the wedding party. It would be a great economic boost; however, tax dollars, rather than tourism profits, are what England requires to finance a grand wedding. So why are we, in America, so fascinated with a wedding taking place more than 4,000 miles away? We enjoy grandeur, spectacle, and romance, and here, we don’t have anything that compares. No matter how hard Hollywood stars try, they don’t have the centuries behind them to establish their reputation. Moreover, while electing a new president every four years works great for democratic politics, it doesn’t bode well for establishing a line of dynastic celebrities. This past July, America had its own version of the royal wedding when Chelsea Clinton said “I do” to Marc Mezvinsky, but even that gala affair has already been eclipsed by Kate and Wills, who have been engaged for less than a month. Despite going from a frizzy-haired, teenage duckling, to smart, elegant swan, Clinton’s family legacy is too young and too controversial to receive the worldwide acclaim that the wedding of beloved Princess Diana’s elder son has already received. Here, across the pond, we can watch in awe as the undoubtedly grand event unfolds. We don’t have to worry about our government earmarking our tax dollars for wedding favors. We may have many faults in our own government but state weddings are one thing we don’t have to worry about. We will sit back and enjoy the show, while Britains confront with the dichotomy of struggling to pay the bills in the shadow of tremendous royal pomp and circumstance. In the upcoming months, there will be much to watch – selecting the church (which they decided Monday would be Westminster Abbey), choosing the designer of the future princess’s wedding gown, all the parties to go with it – and as Americans, we’ll watch intently. Our fairytale wedding will be an extravaganza to remember, and we aren’t responsible for the bill.

Seasonal Magic? Paper nutcracker drummers awaken for holiday adventures

Some readers I meet wonder whether this column is my full-time job. I can only wish it was so. My real vocation is magazine publishing. Our flagship periodical is a ruralliving oriented magazine with 300,000 readers and a three-state reach. We have a small staff, however. Only seven employees, counting myself, produce the monthly magazine. Of course, everyone stays extremely busy. What with issue planning, writing, editing, designing pages, selling ads and worrying about deadlines, there is not a lot of time for anything but work. This is not to say that we don’t squeeze in time to enjoy the wonder of the Christmas season. We take a collective deep breath when the December issue goes to press, poke our heads up to look around and are surprised by the colored lights, wreathes, ribbons, tinsel and Christmas trees already adorning nearby offices and buildings. We put heart and soul into the magazine’s final issue of the year. It always has a seasonal theme. But most of the work is done in October and early November

before the Halloween decorations have been removed and the store shelves filled with Christmas items. It is something of a letdown to start on the January and February issues before we’ve celebrated Christmas, but the deadlines are out there and coming closer with every tick of the clock. Perhaps this explains why our office decorations are simple and somewhat spare. I am not a cheapskate, but my employees seem to enjoy being treated for Christmas at a nice restaurant, rather than going overboard on office ornamentation. We have a holiday-decorating tradition centered on paper nutcracker drummers. And perhaps the longest running mystery in our office involves how they come to life at night when the janitors turn out the lights. About this time of year, our publications coordinator, Bernice, displays a small ceramic Christmas tree atop a metal filing cabinet and arrays the drummers around it. They are red-cheeked soldiers, beating on bass drums as they high-step forward. No one can remember where they came from – maybe they

were here before any of us arrived to work at the magazine. Kept in a cigar box, the drummers are unfolded and positioned around the small tree as if they are performing a Christmas concert. Bernice has names for them and knows where each should stand. It is not officially the holiday season in our office until the drummers march out. The drummers stolidly watch from their perch atop the filing cabinet as the month of December unfolds. They witness our frenzied efforts to meet the next issue deadline and oversee our week of holiday snacking, when sweets and cheese logs are brought from home to be shared. They stand — still and silent sentinels of the season — during the day. But at night something happens. My theory is enchantment. Perhaps an old Christmas fairy spell gives them motion and free will. They choose to do the most amazing things, such as scaling the sides of cabinets, assembling in pyramids, hanging from the ceiling, even trooping down the hallway. Once, they were found in a pile of sugar cookie crumbs, apple

cores and Christmas candy wrappers on someone’s desk. (The individual had selfishly refused to share a holiday food tray with fellow employees the day before.) At dawn, the drummers are frozen into paper figures wherever their adventures have taken them. This is what Bernice finds when she turns on the lights to start a new day. She dutifully collects the wayward drummers, shakes her head and, with a wry smile, rearranges them around the ceramic tree. Bernice suspects the drummers have an accomplice, someone who hides and comes out when the office is dark and empty. Security cameras have failed to reveal the perpetrator, if there is one. Why is it so hard to believe in magic, especially at this blessed time of year? It’s not a practical joke. It’s real. Our nutcracker drummers will prove it again tonight. I better put my computer in sleep mode and go home now. The janitors have switched off the overhead lights, and a tin of holiday fudge was delivered from a client. Listen! I hear the drummers stirring. Merry Christmas to all from the nutcracker drummers!

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, December 2, 2010

CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT November 22, 2010 An attempted break-in was reported at a residence on Mifflin Ave. According to the report, the resident found a window screen on the rear of the house pulled off and damaged. The window reportedly had been partially raised, but it did not appear that entry had been made into the house. Damage was estimated at $100. A break-in was reported at an apartment at Home Sweet Home Apartments. According to the report, a laptop computer was allegedly stolen. It was described as a gray Acer valued at $300. November 23, 2010 Two rifles were reportedly stolen from a residence on Crook Ave. The guns were described as a black Winchester 70-.243 bolt action black rifle with wood stock and a scope, and a Hi-Point 9 mm Carbine with Polymer stock, 16.5-inch BBL with 10-shot magazine, and rear peep sight, 31.5 OAL. November 24, 2010 Vandalism was reported at a residence on Tulip Street. According to the report the resident found someone had allegedly broken a window on the house. It did not appear that entry was gained. Damage was estimated at $150. November 28, 2010

A Garmin GPS and approximately $10 in change was reportedly stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Luray Ave. According to the report, the owner mistakenly forgot to lock the vehicle after going in for the evening. The GPS was a NUVI model 265W, black, valued at $150. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT November 23, 2010 5:43 p.m. – W. Main St., light caught on fire in front of Auto Zone. November 26, 2010 7:23 a.m. – 412 Juanita Drive, Chester County Nursing Home, duct detector. November 28, 2010 2:50 a.m. – 1515 Old Finger Road, vehicle accident, entrapment, assist Chester County Rescue Squad. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT November 22, 2010 Tina M. Joyner, 23, 955 Peddy Vestal Loop, was arrested and charged with simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, and the unlawful carry of a weapon with the intent to go armed. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,500 bond. Steve Allen Sewell, 47, 486 Crook Ave., was arrested and charged with contempt of court. He is held at the Chester County jail in lieu of a

$750 cash bond. A Chester County resident reported an unauthorized charge on a debit card in the amount of $300. November 23, 2010 Terrance Terrell Anderson, 27, 467 White Ave., Apt. 7, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. Henry Bradford, 54, 955 Peddy Vestal Loop, was arrested and charged with simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence and the unlawful carry of a weapon with the intent to go armed. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond. Christian Clay, 18, 2025 Sweetlips Road, is currently serving time in the Chester County jail after being arrested and charged with failure to pay fines. Gary William Vinson, 30, Beech Bluff, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor. He is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $1,800 cash bond. A Chester County resident reported having received only a partial shipment of checks which had been shipped by mail. According to the report, she had previously received one box and then later received two addi-

Remember abandoned pets at Christmas Dear Editor, With winter weather coming on and the need to help homeless dogs not diminishing, please help Loving Paws Rescue help those in need. No amount is too small. Added together with other donations, you can make a big difference for the homeless pets of Chester County. For the pet lover in your life, consider making a donation in their honor as a holiday gift. We will happily send a card to the recipient letting them know a donation has been made in their name. A Shelter Dog’s Christmas Prayer ‘Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town, every shelter is full, we are lost but not found. Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare, we hope every minute that someone will care. They’ll come to adopt us and give us the call “Come here, Max and Sparkie, come fetch your new ball” But now we sit here and think of the days... we were treated so fondly, we had cute baby ways Once we were little, then we grew and grew, now we’re no longer young and we’re no longer new. So out the backdoor we were thrown like the

trash, they reacted so quickly. Why were they so rash? We jump on the children, don’t come when they call. we bark when they leave us, climb over the wall We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed, now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made. If only they’d trained us, if only we knew we’d have done what they asked, we’d have worshiped them too. We were left in the backyard, or worse - left to roam – now we’re tired and we’re lonely and out of a home. They dropped us off here, they kissed us goodbye, “maybe someone else will give you a try!” So now here we are, all confused and alone, in a shelter with others who long for a home. The kind workers come through will a meal and a pat, with so many to care for, they can’t stay to chat. They move to the next kennel, giving us all cheer, we know they wonder how long we’ll be here. We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our head of a home filled with

love and our own cozy bed. Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears, our friends filled with emptiness, worry and fear If you can’t adopt us and there is no room at the Inn, could you help with the bills and fill our food bin? We count on your kindness, each day of the year. Can you give more than hope to everyone here? Please make a donation to pay for the heat and help us get something special to eat. The shelter that cares for us wants us to live, and more of us will, if more people will give. Author Unknown. Considering a pet for Christmas? Please remember, this is not just a gift, it is a life and a life long commitment. Happy Holidays! Donations can be mailed to: Loving Paws Rescue, PO Box 95, Luray, TN 38352 or Loving Paws Rescue, PO Box 483, Henderson, TN 38340. Donations can also be made at these locations: Clayton Bank and Trust, Henderson; Chester County Bank, Henderson; R & J Feed, Jackson; West Tennessee Veterinary Services, Jackson. Laurie Parten, Loving Paws Rescue

tional books with checks missing from each book. The second shipment, with missing checks, arrived in a padded envelope with not return address or post mark. November 24, 2010 Bose Thomas Walker, 18, Jackson, was arrested and charged with assault and aggravated criminal trespassing. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. November 25, 2010 Eddie Lee Rice, 34, 4670 St. Rt. 200, was arrested and charged with assault. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. Nathaniel Lamont Williams, 30, 597 Sanford St., Apt 705, was arrested and charged with vandalism. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,000 bond. November 26, 2010 An attempted break-in was reported at a residence on Old Jackson Road. According to the report, the resident found evidence indicating someone had attempted to pry open the doors to his home, including a pair of needle nose pliers which did not belong to him. Nothing was known to be missing at the time of the report. November 27, 2010 Christopher Charles Gates, 34, 517 Galbraith Ave., was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He is being held in the Chester County jail. No bond has been set. November 28, 2010 A Chester County resident reported someone had removed her credit card from her purse and had been making purchases in the Henderson area. Prescription medication was reported missing from a home on Enville Road. According to the report, missing medication included 45 7.5 mg Hydrocodone, valued at $30, and 20 .5 mg Xanax, valued at $20. A deer stand was reportedly stolen from a property in the Old Friendship Road area. The deer stand was described as a green Summit Cobra with camouflage seat and deer antler gun rack, valued at $250.

November 29, 2010 Dylan R. Clayton, 18, Finger, was arrested and charged with vandalism. He was released from the Chester County jail on his own recognizance. Heather Danielle Reaves, 28, 211 Sanford Cove, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. She is held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $500 bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT November 27, 2010 3 p.m. – 4875 Clifford Road, grass fire, Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department Responding. November 28, 2010 4:58 p.m. – 3270 Hwy 22, car fire, Roby Volunteer Fire Department Responding. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT Jeffrey Edward Pirtle, 20, 534 Cedarhurst Dr., was charged with first degree murder – attempt and reckless endangerment – deadly weapon involved. His case was waived to the action of the Grand Jury. Michael Forsythe, 18, was found guilty of attempted aggravated child abuse and neglect (under 6). He was sentenced to eight years in a TDOC facility, at a 30 percent release eligibility, suspended except for 11 months and 29 days, to be served day for day, with credit for time served pretrial. He was ordered to pay court costs. Matthew Comer, 34, Tatum, Texas, was found to be in violation of probation. His probation was revoked and he was ordered to serve the original sentence imposed of two years in a TDOC facility, receiving credit for time served on this case only. Tyler Hayes Mills, Jackson, was charged with aggravated burglary, theft of property from $1,000 to $10,000, and vandalism up to $500. He was waived to the action of the Grand Jury. Jon Greenway, 360 Casey Trail, pled guilty to writing worthless checks

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up to 4500. He was ordered to pay $500

Property transfers Dennis and Jan Cox to Buck and Pamela Wagner $125,000 Joe and Jean Cox to Sibin Lu - $20,000 Fred Randall Cupples to Marvin Pickens and Dicky Duke - $3,000 Mark and Denise Daniel to Christopher and Amber Jones - $3,000 Johny and Donna Farris to Lymon Parsons $40,000 Glendale Real Estate, Inc. to Lymon Parsons and Joe Neal Cox - $25,000 John Ed Glover to Billy and Linda Leath - $40,000 Vann David Harris to Charles II and Kristy Perkins - $300,000 A.D. and Ann Hysmith to Bobby and Nelda Mullins - $25,000 Jimmy and Janice Julian to Michael and Sandra Rush - $20,000 Michael Kelly, Et Al to Lymon Parsons - $10,000 Billie Matthews to Delta and Linda Rogers $15,100 Harold Montgomery to Chad and Renee Lott $23,000 Roy and Betty Morris to Daryl and Judy Stavely $73,195 Roy Morris irrevocable trust to Robert R. Lovelace - $67,500 Kenneth and Julie Parsons to Norris and Beverly Curtis - $89,500 Guy Potter to David Ervin and Annette Segerson - $8,000 Venita Maxine Ridley to Danny and Theresa Mayfield - $30,000 Regg Swanson Revocable Trust to City of Henderson – 0 Camille Tidwall to Elizabeth C. Walls - $10 Buck and Pamela Wagner to John Wagner $85,000

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Obituaries Mickey F. Cherry

Amber Dawn Kenyon

Feb. 28, 1948 – Nov. 22, 2010 Mickey Francis Cherry, 62, of Henderson, died Nov. 22, 2010 in a tragic farm equipment accident. Mickey died working on the farm equipment he loved. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at Shackelford – Casey Chapel in Henderson with Dr. Milton Tucker officiating. Burial followed at Chester County Memory Gardens. Mickey was born and reared in Chester County, the son of Florine Massey Cherry and the late William Benjamin “W.B.” Cherry. He is survived by his wife Sherri, a son Shayne, a grandson Jon Michael and a brother Billy Cherry, all of Henderson; and several uncles, aunts, nephews and cousins. Mickey was a devoted Christian husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Henderson Church of Christ. Mickey loved life and many of his happiest moments were when he was at home with his family. As a young man, he and his family owned and exhibited Tennessee Walking Horses. He was named the 1963-64 and ‘65 Amateur Rider of the Year by the Walking Horse Association. In his senior year in high school, he was honored by being asked to exhibit his horse, Sun’s Playboy, as the half time entertainment at the UT homecoming game in Knoxville. Mickey graduated from Chester County High School in 1966, attended Freed-Hardeman College, Memphis State University, and graduated from Union University with a degree in biology. He was a member of the Tennessee National Guard where he retired as E6 with 28 years of service. Mickey had been involved in farming and logging all of his life. He was very good at repairing anything he chose to. He owned and operated Discount Remote Control Hobbies. He was an excellent remote control airplane and helicopter pilot. He always had and took the time to help anyone who expressed an interest in the hobby. He will be missed by many, whose life he touched.

Sept. 24, 1965 – Nov. 26, 2010 Amber Dawn Kenyon, who lived in Enville from 1991-1993 and known among the Freed-Hardeman University family, was born in Hialeah, Fla., and departed this life Nov. 26, 2010, from her home in Lakeland, Fla. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the South Florida Avenue Church of Christ, 1807 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Florida School of Preaching (same address as above). She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Brian R. Kenyon, Sr. (married July 14, 1984 in Stuart, Fla.); four children, including in-laws, whom she considered her own, Brian “Rick” and Stephanie Kenyon of Palatka, Fla., and Will and Autumn (Kenyon) Vann of Lakeland, Fla.; an unofficially “adopted” son, Christian Torres of Eagle Lake, Fla.; dad and mom, James S. and Karen F. Davis of McNairy; sisters, Adrienne Davis Riggs of Henderson and April (and Jack) Milton of Lake Park, Ga.); brother, Greg (and Dianne) Davis of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Janice Davis of Tallahassee; a father and mother-in-law, Rich and Geri Kenyon of Palmetto, Fla.; another mother-in-law, Gloria Kenyon-Guay of Columbus, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Tim (and Pam) Kenyon of Austin, Texas; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends; and a huge church of Christ family, extending from the Eagle Lake Church of Christ, where she had been a member since 2003, to a vast worldwide brotherhood of churches of Christ. She was a beautiful bride, a loyal wife, a loving mother (who brought up a son who became a preacher and a daughter who married one), a precious daughter (whose dad serves as an elder in the Finger Church of Christ), a fun loving sibling, a sweet in-law to a dispersed but caring family, a dependable friend to many “teacher buddies,” a valuable co-worker with the Florida School of Preaching, and, most importantly, a faithful child of God who loved so many (and to whom so many reciprocated that love in incredible ways). Though the cancer and its treatments left her body weak, disfigured, and hurting, her inward person remains blessed by God. The short term was very difficult (and still is for some), but in the long run, everything will be just fine, thanks to the blood of Christ (Rom. 8:28; Phil. 1:21-23). We still serve an awesome God!

Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Dec. 2, 2010

Jean Farley Date of Death – Nov. 27, 2010 Jean Mosier Farley, 92, of Henderson, died Nov. 27, 2010, at Maplewood Health Care in Jackson. Funeral services were held Dec. 1 at Shackelford – Casey Chapel in Henderson with Ken Kitchen officiating. Burial followed at Cave Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Farley was born and reared in Chester County, the daughter of the late David A. and Daisy Whitman Mosier. She attended Chester County schools. She married Freeman Clark Farley and they made their home in Henderson. She worked for many years as the receptionist at the Chester County Senior Citizens Center. Mr. Farley died in 1968. Mrs. Farley was a member of the Old Friendship Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Joe Farley, Butch Farley (Sandra) and Tony Farley, all of Henderson; a daughter, Billie Jean Pickett of Henderson; a brother, Olus Mosier of Henderson; and a sister, Judy Clayton of Selmer. She was preceded in death by two sons, Mickey Farley and Tommy Farley; a brother, Buford Mosier; and two sisters, Madge Whitten and Beatrice Mosier White. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Dec. 2, 2010

Jeannine Wellie Donahue Date of Death – Nov. 27, 2010 Jeannine Wellie Donahue, 77, of Duluth, Ga., passed away Nov. 27, 2010. Graveside services were held Dec. 1 at Washington Pike Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Corryton. A memorial service will take place in her hometown of Henderson later in the week. A joyful, loving and generous mother and grandmother, a faithful friend; Jeannine was a homemaker and a longtime member of Northwood Hills Baptist Church in Northport, Ala. She loved reading, architecture, estate sales, and views of the water. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Donahue, and a sister, Shirley Cox; she is survived by her sons and daughters in-law, Hunter and Wendy Donahue of Sunnyvale, Calif., Benjamin and Diane Donahue and Patrick and Carol Donahue, all of Huntsville, Ala., and Christopher and Roxanna Donahue of Duluth, Ga.; brothers, Glen Bolton Jr. of Dallas, Texas, Mike Bolton and Anthony Bolton, both of Henderson; a sister; Joyce Bryant of Franklin; as well as 10 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Dec. 2, 2010

Rosa Lee Clay Jan. 14, 1917 – Nov. 29, 2010 Rosa Lee Clay, 93, of Jacks Creek, died Nov. 29, 2010, at Chester County Healthcare. Funeral services were held Dec. 1 at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Aaron Terlecki and Wayne Bittle officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Wayne County.

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Victor Stoll Date of Death – Nov. 23, 2010 Victor Stoll, 79, of Finger, died at his home Nov. 23, 2010, following a long illness. Funeral services were held Nov. 27 at Estes Church of Christ in Henderson with Shackelford – Casey Chapel of Henderson in charge. Victor Stoll was a member of the Finger Christian Fellowship where he pastored for 22 years. He was a pillar in the family and the community, and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Esther (Brandenberger) Stoll; six sons, seven daughters, two sisters, six brothers, 54 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, two brothers, and one grandson. Memorials may be sent to Finger Christian Fellowship Building Fund, P.O. Box 3, Finger, TN 38334. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Dec. 2, 2010

Gloria Jean Mays Blankenship March 14, 1926 – Nov. 26, 2010 Gloria Jean Mays Blankenship, 84, of Henderson, died Nov. 26, 2010, in Jackson. Funeral services were held Nov. 30 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel in Henderson with Tillman Mays officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Springs Cemetery at Deanburg. Mrs. Blankenship was born in Chester County, the daughter of the late Walter M. and Myrtle Stewart Mays. She had lived in the Jackson area while raising her family and upon retirement from Bendix/Allied Signal Automotive Parts Manufacturing, she moved back to Deanburg. She was a school teacher at Deanburg, a longtime Sunday school teacher and was a member of Deanburg Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Debbie Gunter (Gary) of Tazewell County, Va., Diane Brown (Dave) of Middleburg, Fla., Delores Scott (Chuck) of Henderson and Denise Woods (Ben) of Thompson Station; six grandchildren, John Gunter, Stephen Gunter, Amy Froden, Brad Ricca, Joseph Lillard and Megan Woods; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Mays. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Dec. 2, 2010

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Sally Hutcherson Date of Death – Nov. 26, 2010 Lula “Sally” Young Hutcherson, 94, of Finger, died Nov. 26, 2010, at Chester County Healthcare. Funeral services were held Nov. 28 at Shackelford – Casey Chapel in Henderson with Bro. Raymond Hardin and Bro. Don Lipford officiating. Burial followed at Chester County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Hutcherson was born and reared at Finger in McNairy County, the daughter of the late William Sherman and Martha Adaline Walker Young. She attended schools at Finger and Bethel Springs and graduated from Bethel Springs High School in 1934. She married Paul P. Hutcherson in 1937, and they made their home in Akron, Ohio, where they both worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. They returned to the Finger community in 1963. She worked for Chester County Sportswear for 11 years and retired in 1978. Mr. Hutcherson died in 1991. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Akron. She is survived by a brother, Leonard Young of Akron, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Frank Young, Robert Young and Harvey Young; and a sister, Pearl Wilson. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Dec. 2, 2010

Special Services Bro. Clint Burkhead will be preaching at Luray Baptist Church at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 5, 19 and 26. Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church, 360 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Jackson, will present “One Night With the King,” a Christian drama, at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11. There is no charge, but donations are welcomed. For more information, call 4020139. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 6185 Rowsey School Road, invites everyone to attend the church choir’s presentation of “Bringing Christmas Home – A Story of Hope,” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12. For more information, call 645-8868 or Pastor Mike Hollaway at 6101077.

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

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Haiti Library Holiday Hours The Chester County Library will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, due to the Henderson Christmas parade.

Project Blue Light Henderson will participate in Project Blue Light this year with in mind the oneyear anniversary of the shooting and death of Henderson Police Sgt. Dennis Cagle. Residents and business owners are encouraged to put a blue light in windows throughout the holiday season, which is symbolic of our remembrance of those officers who have made the supreme sacrifice and honors those officers who continue to work the violent streets of our nation. In addition, each is urged to use blue/black bows on doors, etc., during the two-week period surrounding Sgt. Cagle’s death and burial. The appropriate dates for 2010 are Dec. 5 through Dec. 18.

Montezuma Christmas Potluck The Montezuma Community Center will have a Christmas potluck dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. Bingo will follow the meal; bring a bingo gift.

Car Wash to benefit CF Foundation On Saturday, Dec. 4, Xtreme Wash Car Wash, 209 N. Church, will be donating a portion of every automatic car wash to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Make plans to treat your vehicle to a bath and help someone who has been touched by Cystic Fibrosis. If weather doesn’t cooperate, the event will be rescheduled. To make a donation to the CF Foundation, contact Amy Morris at 697-7777.

‘Cherish the Ladies’ to perform with Jackson Symphony Award-winning Celtic group Cherish the Ladies will kick-off the holiday season with a performance with The Jackson Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. Tickets may be purchased by calling 427-6440 or going online to www.TheJacksonSymphony.org. Table tickets are ($25-$55), general admission $25, and student/senior tickets $15.

Christmas Chorus Concert Chester County Junior High and High schools will present a Christmas Chorus Concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, upstairs at Henderson City Hall. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students.

Decaturville Christmas Parade The Decaturville Christmas Parade will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6. To register bands, floats, queens, cars or trucks, call 852-2034, 852-4270 or 852-3444. There is no entry fee.

Free Prostate Screening Uninsured and underinsured men ages 40 and older are invited to participate in a free prostate screening offered by the Kirkland Cancer Center, the East Jackson Family Medical Center and the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation. The date is Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 5–7 p.m. at the East Jackson Family Medical Center at 655 Lexington Ave. Appointments should be made by calling the Kirkland Cancer Center at 541-5087.

Retired Teachers Meeting The Chester County Retired Teachers will meet at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the Gardner Center at Freed-Hardeman University. FHU will be the sponsor.

UT Extension Open House The University of Tennessee Chester County Extension invites everyone to help them celebrate their new facility and the UT Extension’s 100th birthday from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8. The new office is located at 126 Crook Ave., Suite 202. Light refreshments will be served.

FUMC Annual Pecan Sale First United Methodist Church in Henderson is having its annual pecan sale. They can be purchased at the Chester County Independent, Merle Norman, Dr. Stuart Rogers’ office, or the church office. The cost is $8 per 16-ounce bag of plain pecans or 12-ounce bag of chocolate covered or caramel clusters.

‘Christmas at the Ned’ Join the Ned R. McWherter West TN Cultural Arts Center as they celebrate Christmas at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10. This is a musical celebration for the entire family to enjoy with an original dramatization. Holiday cookies and hot apple cider will be served. Tickets may be purchased at The Ned. For information, call 425-8396 or 4258397. Tickets are $7 and $8 the day of the show.

Volunteers needed for tax season During the tax filing season, about 200 West Tennessee volunteers made taxes less taxing for many in their communities. Trained volunteers helped about 8,000 lower-income individuals and families file their tax returns free of charge through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and related programs. Many of the VITA volunteers return year after year to help, but new volunteers are needed. Training for the 2011 tax filing season begins soon. This year the need for volunteers is especially great with many tax filers needing

to cut expenses and get all the tax breaks that are available. VITA volunteers can register on e-mail at wi.taxprep.volunteer@irs.gov or call 4239526.

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

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

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

Yoga Classes Yoga classes are being offered at First United Methodist Church. The classes are taught by Carleen Miller, certified yoga instructor, and are held every Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the church’s Christian Life Center gym. The cost is $5 per session. For information, call the church office at 9892732.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Morningside of Jackson, 1200 North Parkway. On-site care provided for your Alzheimer’s loved one. Refreshments will be served. Call 423-1004 for more information.

interest, many organizations and individuals remain in Haiti, helping where they can, and holding a hand where they cannot. Readers were introduced to Luc Bouquet earlier this summer in the pages of the Independent. Bouquet is a native Haitian who came to the United States with his wife, Phenide, first in the 1980s to further his education, beginning with studies in Bible, and eventually acquiring his AND, BSN and MSN with certification as nurse practitioner. The Bouquet family lived in Florida for several years, where they have been raising a family of three children, and where Luc worked in an urgent care clinic and taught nursing at Keizer University. The Bouquets were able to return to Haiti for a short period of time, but (Luc) Bouquet always held in his heart a desire to return to his country permanently with plans of educating and empowering the Haitian people, not knowing when and how the opportunity would arise. On Jan. 15 of this year, the beginning of an opportunity presented itself. A friend of Bouquet’s, also in the medical field, purchased two tickets to Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake. After a few days of helping in the midst of the chaos, his friend returned to the United States, but Luc Bouquet remained in Haiti. He was able to remain in Haiti until August, with short visits home in the meantime, largely due to donations from friends, church family and others who believed in his mission. Bouquet treated those injured by the earthquake around the clock for a time, and then continued treating sicknesses and longer-term injuries through traveling medical clinics. While working with other organizations and relief groups, Bouquet met Kevin Roeder, of Henderson, in March, and then his wife, this writer, in April. The Roeders were impressed with Bouquet’s selfless attitude and determination, and wanted to help. After returning home to Henderson, the Roeders and Bouquet created an organization, Medical Evangelism for Haiti, Inc. (ME4Haiti), with a mission to bridge the religious, economic and social borders through education and quality health care in exchange making Haiti and the world a better place for future generations. ME4Haiti plans include purchasing property on which to build a church building, medical clinic, orphanage, schools, and possibly at some point a preaching school and a nursing school. “The organization is still in the baby stages,” said the author of this article. “It is very exciting to be part of something on the front end like this and look forward to what we can accomplish. It is just a stepping stone to much greater things.” Bouquet returned to Haiti in late October with Cheryl Alt from Detroit, Mich., and a group from the Murray, Ky., area, including Walter Steely, Kevin Mack, Jerry Jones and Hayden Rogers, and this writer. The team

spent time both in Mirebalais, in the mountainous region, and in the Central Plateau. The possibility of a Cholera outbreak began to make headlines as they arrived, and plans for clinics were adjusted as necessary. One clinic was cancelled, for instance, because it was set to be held within the walls of the orphanage where they were staying in Mirebalais. It was deemed too dangerous to risk bringing the disease into the compound. However, Bouquet returned to Haiti the following week on the heels of Hurricane Tomas, armed with antibiotics to combat the disease, which was by then rapidly spreading across the country. He wrote in an email on Nov. 11, “I pray that everything is well with you, but not so in Haiti. The machine of deaths never stops moving through the Haitian communities. The multitudes of tents erected in swampy places where mud is mixed with water contributed to the rapid spread of the deadly bacteria called Cholera. The great fear which was hovering over the 1.3 million people living in tents has now come to reality, the tents city in Port-AuPrince are now affected and it is spread rapidly.” Bouquet told of an unimaginable devastation to which the answer (hygiene and cleanliness)

the way when she died before he could reach help. The second daughter died later. In another instance, a young lady died within two hours of infection. Distributing medication, holding clinics in the morning and classes to train others in prevention and treatment, Bouquet did what he could, but still saw a grim future. “I do not see any way that the country can contain the disease,” he said. “Without proper rehydration and universal precautions and isolation which are almost impossible, medications can only be supportive.” Today, Luc Bouquet has returned to the United States and is looking again to the next time he will be able to return to his native country of Haiti. Earthquakes, disease, and hurricanes only exacerbate much larger problems for the country, such as poverty and a lack of education. And it is the root problems which concern Bouquet, the understanding and solutions for which hold hope for solutions to other issues and the strength to weather the storm of others. For information on how to help support Luc Bouquet in his endeavors for Haiti, and for more information about ME4Haiti, Inc. (me-4Haiti) log on to me4haiti.org or look on Facebook under Kevin Roeder (with ME4Haiti logo).

Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

Luc Bouquet treats a patient during a medical clinic in Savonne Plate, in the mountainous region of Haiti. was so simple and at the same time so distressingly out of reach. Death was a cloud settling over the country. A father rushed his two daughters to a nearby clinic for treatment, but left one along

The future of Haiti is unstable and uncertain, but the love of his country and people and a powerful faith in his God carries Bouquet through to look to the future and see hope in Haiti.

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Jacks Creek Fall Festival

Jacks Creek Fall Festival Royalty for 2010 are, from left, fourth alternate, Braelyn Ellis; third alternate, Emmalee Melton; prince, Bradley Taylor; princes, Auburn Ward; first alternates, Josh Ross and Katelyn Ross; and second alternates, MacKenzie Cherry and Shay Wright.

Top meal ticket sales winners were, from left, Dylan Davis, first place; Hayden Tucker, third place; and MacKenzie Cherry, second place.

Jacks Creek Fall Festival Royalty for 2010 are, from left, third alternates, Nicholas Wright and Sylvette Johnson-Lehr; first alternates, Justin Keen and Matiann Smith; king, Christopher Canaday; queen, Taylor Hopper; and second alternates, Mary Grace Shiers and Amarri Cathey.

Students who brought the most cakes were, from left, Joshua Ross, first place; Christopher Canaday, second place; and MacKenzie Cherry, third place. Top P.S.O. membership winners were, from left, Christopher Canaday, third place; Austin Vest, second place; and Kayla Emerson, first place.

Winners for the best decorated cakes were, from left, Dylan Davis, first, for Pirate Ship cake; Matt Miller, Luke Miller and Rebecca Miller, second, for Haunted School cake; and Mack Moore, third, for Rainbow cupcakes.

Study: Small business workers already benefit from Obamacare Randy O’Brien Tennessee News Service

Health care reform is working for small businesses in Tennessee and nationwide, according to a new study. Bernstein Research found that businesses with fewer than 10 employees were able to increase medical coverage, by 14 percent in the last year, because of tax breaks in the Affordable Care Act. Tony Garr, Deputy Director for the Tennessee Health Care Campaign, says the tax credits are having a positive effect. “Small employers have taken advantage of the new Affordable Care Act, and they’re taking advantage of the tax credit; that puts us on the right road.” Garr says he isn’t aware of any workable alternatives to the health care reforms passed earlier this year. “I have not seen any details from the other side

in regards to what are you going to do to help small employers. And I really think that’s going to be core to us getting our country back on track.” The National Federation of Independent Business is pushing for repeal, and says companies with more than 50 employees could be heavily penalized for not providing coverage. But, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only about four percent of all such U.S. companies could have to pay that fine.

Winners for the most original and silliest pumpkins were, from left, Emmalee Melton, second place; Christopher Canaday, first place; and Cameron Vales, first place.

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Haiti no longer amid headlines, but remains in hearts locally By Holly Roeder Staff Writer The news headlines last week circulated around whether Bristol Palin will win Dancing With The Stars on ABC. ‘It is a travesty’, they said, ‘the credibility of the show could be damaged!’ A close second was Charlie Sheen’s rage at the hotel and whether he would or would not be charged with this or that. What isn’t making headlines, however, is that the death toll in Haiti has now risen to more than 1,700 as a result of the recent Cholera outbreak. You also will not likely hear about rebuilding the Central Plateau following

January’s earthquake. According to AFP, Haiti’s Ministry of Health Monday released a report citing the death toll with 33,485 having been hospitalized since October and more than 75,000 infected with the disease. While these stories no longer top the public See HAITI, Page 12-A

Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

Above: The city of Mirebalais is a busy and colorful place. Once with a population of 75,000 people, that number has risen to over 120,000 as people moved out of the Central Plateau region following January’s earthquake. Top: Pictured is the team which accompanied Luc Bouquet during a recent trip to Haiti, including local team members at far right. From left are, Hayden Rogers, Jerry Jones, Cheryl Alt, baby Ludjenie Senatus, Kevin Mack, Luc Bouquet, Holly Roeder, Walter Steely, Lucza Senatus and Dieurick Senatus.

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Lions end skid, top No. 8 team

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Freed-Hardeman’s Daniel Gravatt lobs a shot over Mario Luckett of Tougaloo during the Union Thanksgiving Classic Friday in Jackson.

Big performances earn Boehler conference honors Freed-Hardeman University’s Meribeth Boehler has earned TranSouth Conference Player of the Week honors for women’s basketball for the second time this season. Boehler led the No. 9 Lady Lions to a 2-1 record in the Jackson Rotary Classic with wins over No. 5 Vanguard University and No. 8 Oklahoma Baptist

University. In the three games, Boehler averaged 27.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while shooting 54.5 percent from the field. Her week included a careerhigh 39 points against Vanguard. She complimented that game with a pair of 22-point performances in the win over OBU and an 81-72 loss to No. 2 Azusa Pacific University.

Lady Lions go cold, lose to Columbia Just a few days after upsetting two teams in the Rotary Classic, the shoe ended up on the other foot for the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions. Shooting just 23.4 percent over the game’s last 30 minutes, No. 9 FHU was upended by No. 23 Columbia (Mo.) College, 62-54, at the FHU Sports Center Nov. 23. Freed-Hardeman (6-2) had knocked off the fifth and eighth ranked teams the previous week at the Jackson Rotary Classic. Things looked good early for FHU, which jumped on top quickly thanks to a 13-2 run and led 23-9 lead at the 10minute mark in the first half. That’s when the shots quit falling, influenced at least to some degree by Columbia’s pressure zone defense. The Lady Lions made as many field goals in the first 10 minutes (11) as they did in the final 30 minutes, converting on only 11 of their last 47 shots. It was even worse

behind the arc, where FHU missed its first 14 attempts before Brittany Montgomery’s threepointer from the left corner broke the streak with 6:40 to play. That shot cut the deficit to 10 points (52-42), but Freed-Hardeman was unable to get closer than eight points from the lead until a pair of late 3’s by Hannah Parsley brought FHU within six points with 10 seconds to play. Freed-Hardeman shot a season-low 34.4 percent from the field and 14.3 percent (three-of-21) from three-point range. The Lady Lions were also outrebounded 46-31, though offensive boards were even at 10 each. Meribeth Boehler led all scorers with 28 points, but even she struggled in the second half making just three-of-12 shots from the floor. Parsley was the only other Lady Lion in double figures, scoring 12. See FHU, Page 3-B

MERIBETH BOEHLER Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lions Basketball Six-foot 2-inch Senior Post Player Ramer, Tenn. Through the end of the week, Boehler ranked second in the NAIA in scoring average at 23.7 points per

game. Freed-Hardeman, 6-1, has three wins over nationally ranked opponents.

Football Banquet, QB Club meeting set for Jan. 13 Chester county High School has scheduled its annual football banquet for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the high school cafeteria. Tickets are available from any football player or from head coach Jeff Cupples. In addition, the CCHS Quarterback Club will hold a short meeting prior to the banquet.

Cedric Austin’s baseline jumper with 6.1 seconds left helped the No. 23 Freed-Hardeman Lions snap a three-game losing streak with a 75-74 win over No. 8 McKendree University on Saturday afternoon in Jackson at the Union Thanksgiving Classic. The senior knocked down a 15-footer from the right side to put the Lions on top by one. McKendree had the last shot, but Andy Wolfe’s close-range jumper was blocked by Kyle Teichmann. It was a much improved performance from FreedHardeman (3-3), which shot 53.3 percent from the field one day after struggling to the tune of 30.8 percent in a loss to Tougaloo College. The Lions appeared to have things in hand after building a 13-point lead with 12:53 to play on an Austin shot in the lane, but McKendree erased that deficit in the span of under four minutes thanks to a 16-3 run sparked by a trio of three-pointers by Karrington Pettiford. The two teams swapped the lead four times before McKendree went up by four points on another Karrington threepointer and a put-back by Sean Rakers off his own miss. Freed-Hardeman came right back and retook the lead with 2:23 to play on a lay-up by Jesse Moulton. The lead changed four more times down the stretch, with Austin’s basket creating the final switch. McKendree helped FHU’s cause by missing a key front-end of a oneand-one with 29 seconds left. Leading by one, the Bearcats forced a turnover but Wolfe missed the front end, giving the Lions a chance to take the lead which they did. Ken Bingham scored 18 points to lead FHU while Teichmann added 16. Freshman Reginald

CEDRIC AUSTIN Gilmore came off the bench to score nine of his 11 points in the first half while Teichmann and James Haddix were saddled with foul trouble. Pettiford led all scorers with 25 points, which included a seven-for-10 performance from threepoint range. The Lions return to action at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, at AuburnMontgomery.

Lions lose third straight

The Freed-Hardeman Lions dropped their third straight contest, losing to Tougaloo College on Friday night, 67-55. FHU shot just 30.8 percent from the field for the game and 25.7 percent in the second half while Tougaloo (7-1) shot 43.1 percent for the game and converted on 18 of its 23 free throw attempts. The Lions led 25-24 at the 4:49 mark in the first half after a three-pointer by Daniel Gravatt. But the Bulldogs went on a 12-3 run to take an eight-point lead before a pair of Moulton free throws sent FHU into halftime down by six. Bingham’s three-pointer early in the second half got Freed-Hardeman within five points at 37-32, but Tougaloo rolled off eight straight points to go up by 13. The Bulldogs extended that lead to as many as 19 as FHU went eight straight possessions without a point in the middle of that stretch. A late run got the Lions See LIONS, Page 2-B

Chester County Junior High School 2011 Basketball Cheerleaders Front row from left: Catie Lowrance (captain), Haley Hensley (captain), and Talia Hinson (captain); and back row: Amber Mosley, Cami Melaro, Carlee Morris, Megan Lewis, Alyssa Joyner, Myranda Collins, Heather Rawles, and Kelby Clark.

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Chester County High School 2011 Girls Basketball Roster No. 00 10 11 20 21 22 24 30 32 33 40 41 42 44 45 52 55

Name Shaunice Prather Dallas Rhodes Ashley Swope Dashunda Witherspoon Myonni Alexander Tamacha Couch Sara Grace McNeil Darby Miskelly Adryana Amos Elantra Cox Morgan Jones Logan McEarl Dee Dee Jones Macy Naylor Iesha Sims Randa Hart Bre Lockett Lee Pipkin Steve Robinson Jennifer Showers Courtney Johnson Ivanna Sims Neocha White Mike Showers

Pos. Grade G 11 G 12 F 12 F 9 G 12 G 10 G 9 G 10 G 9 G 9 P 9 P 11 P 11 F 11 F 10 F 12 P 10 Head Coach Asst. Coach Asst. Coach Manager Manager Manager Statistician

Chester County High School 2011 Girls Basketball Team Front row from left: Darby Miskelly, Adryana Amos, Morgan Jones, Deshunda Witherspoon, Myonni Alexander, and Elantra Cox; second row: Iesha Sims, Randa Hart, Dee Dee Jones, head coach Lee Pipkin, Logan McEarl, Bre Lockett, and Ashley Swope; and back row: assistant coach Jennifer Showers, manager Ivanna Sims, Shaunice Prather, Tamacha Couch, Macy Naylor, Dallas Rhodes, Sara Grace McNeil, and managers Neocha White, and Courtney Johnson.

Chester County High School 2011 Boys Basketball Roster No. 3 4 5 10 12 15 20 21 22 23 24 30 31 32 45

Name Cameron Phelps Chris Gilbert Zach Phillips Will Jones Tony Phelps Corey Compton Austin Cavaness Wesley Woods Hunter Johnson Ryan Turner Kirk Atkins Konner Lindsey Justin Scales Derek Platt Tyler Walker Clay Murley Mike Goff Jason Judd

Pos. Grade G 11 P 12 G 10 G 12 G 11 G 12 G 11 P 12 G 12 G 12 P 11 G 10 P 10 P 12 P 12 Head Coach Asst. Coach Asst. Coach

Ht. 5-10 6-2 5-10 5-10 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-10 6-2 5-11 5-11 6-5 6-6

Chester County High School 2011 Boys Basketball Team Front row from left: Derek Platt, Corey Compton, Wesley Woods, Will Jones, Chris Gilbert, Hunter Johnson, and Tyler Walker; and back row: manager Dre Boales, Ryan Turner, Konner Lindsey, Austin Cavaness, Kirk Atkins, Justin Scales, Zach Phillips, Tony Phelps, Cameron Phelps, and manager Toneal Bumpass.

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M – Karrington Pettiford 25, Andy Wolff 11, Brad Copelin 11, Steppe 9, Gaffner 7, Happe 5, Rakers 2, Springs 2, Ruckman 2.

Lions (2-3) within seven points at 62-55, but it would be as close as they would get as Tougaloo hit its free throws down the stretch. Freed-Hardeman was without head coach Jason Shelton, who missed the game due to illness. Assistant coach Ryan Parnell filled in for the sixth-year coach. Teichmann was the only Lion to reach double figures, scoring 14 points to go along with six rebounds.

Lose in OT at Lindsey Wilson

Often free throws make the difference in close games. That was certainly the case on Nov. 23 in the Freed-Hardeman Lions’ 78-72 overtime loss to Lindsey Wilson College at Columbia, Ky. And in regulation, free throws almost made the difference in a different direction. Leading for the entirety of the game, save for an early 8-8 tie, the Blue Raiders missed the front ends of two one-and-one’s with less than a minute to play, allowing FHU to turn what was once a 13-point deficit into a one-point lead on Jonathan Milewski’s steal and basket with 16 seconds to play. But, after getting open down-court and being fouled by Brian Pearson, Brandon Clemons made the second of two free throws to tie the game at 63-63. Teichmann’s lastsecond shot then bounced off the rim, sending the game to overtime. In the extra period, LWC corrected its freethrow struggles and sealed the win at the stripe. The Blue Raiders made

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Players for Freed-Hardeman and Tougaloo battle for a rebound during the second half of their contest Friday in Jackson at the Union Thanksgiving Classic. 7-of-8 free throws in the last 43 seconds of overtime, keeping FHU from making another late rally. Teichmann led all scorers with 23 points while also grabbing 10 rebounds. Bingham added 16 points while Vincent Barnes and Milewski chipped in season-highs of 12 and 10 points respectively. The Lions struggled from 3-point range all game, making just five-of23 from beyond the arc. LWC, meanwhile, knocked down 10 treys. Nov. 23 at Columbia, Ky. Freed-Hard. 30-33- 9=72 Lindsey Wilson 34-29-15=78 (In overtime) FH – Kyle Teichmann 23, Ken Bingham 16, Vincent Barnes 12, Jonathan Milewski 10, Moulton 5, Sampson 2, Pearson 2, Haddix 2.

LW – Kalen Kimberland 15, Justin Archie 13, Jeremiah Diebler 11, Cox 9, Baker 8, Clemons 7, Thomas 7, Ballou 6, Spreen 2. Three-point shots: FH – Milewski 2, Barnes, Teichmann, Bingham. LW – Diebler 3, Cox 2, Clemons 2, Kimberland, Archie, Ballou. Records: FH – 2-2. LW – 4-1. Union Thanksgiving Classic Nov. 26 at Jackson Tougaloo 35-32=55 Freed-Hardeman 29-26=67 T –Mario Luckett 23, Marquise Mems 16, Jacks 9, Gray 8, Richardson 8, Whitehead 5, Day 4, Carter 2. FH – Kyle Teichmann 14, Bingham 9, Moulton 8, Gravatt 7, Pearson 6, Milewski 3, Austin 3, Sampson 3, Gilmore 2. Three-point shots: Records: T – 7-1. FH – 2-3. Nov. 27 at Jackson McKendree 30-44=74 Freed-Hardeman 34-41=75

FH – Ken Bingham 18, Kyle Teichmann 16, Reginald Gilmore 11, Austin 8, Moulton 7, Haddix 6, Gravatt 5, Barnes 2, Young 2.

Three-point shots: M – Pettiford 7, Steppe, Happe. FH – Bingham 2, Moulton, Gravatt. Records: M – 3-7. FH – 3-3.

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Chester County Junior High Basketball Schedule Date Opponent Dec. 7 Christmas Tourney Dec. 9 U. Sch. Jackson Dec. 13 Adamsville Jan. 6 Decatur County Jan. 10 Adamsville Jan. 13 Hardin County Jan. 17 Lexington Jan. 24-27 Best of the West

Place Southaven Jackson Adamsville Henderson Henderson Savannah Lexington TBA

Time 5:30 6:00 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:00 6:00 TBA

Chester County High School Basketball Schedule Date Opponent Place Time Dec. 3 Madison Acad. Jackson 6:30 Dec. 7 Hardin County Savannah 6:00 Dec. 10 Jackson C.M. Henderson 6:00 Dec. 13 Trinity Christian Henderson 6:00 Dec. 14 South Side South Side 6:00 Dec. 16 Bolivar Central Henderson 6:00 Dec. 20 Scotts Hill Henderson 6:00 Jan. 4 McNairy Central Selmer 6:00 Jan. 7 Lexington Lexington 6:00 Jan. 8 Madison Acad. Henderson 6:00 Jan. 11 Fayette-Ware Somerville 6:00 Jan. 14 Liberty Tech. Jackson 6:00 Jan. 18 Jackson C.M. Jackson 6:00 Jan. 21 South Side Henderson 6:00 Jan. 24 Hardin County Home 6:00 Jan. 25 Bolivar Central Bolivar 6:00 Jan. 28 McNairy Central Henderson 6:00 Feb. 1 Lexington Henderson 6:00 Feb. 4 Fayette-Ware Henderson 6:00 Feb. 8 Liberty Tech Henderson 6:00 Feb. 15 Girls District First Round - at Higher Seed Feb. 17 Boys District First Round – at Higher Seed

Freed-Hardeman University Women’s Basketball Date Opponent Dec. 3 Auburn-Montg. Dec. 4 Faulkner Dec. 11 Harris-Stowe St. Dec. 20 Lindsey Wilson Dec. 21 Saint Xavier Jan. 4 Tenn. Temple Jan. 6 Blue Mtn. Jan. 8 Cumberland Jan. 15 Union Jan. 17 Trevecca Naz. Jan. 20 Martin Meth. Jan. 22 Mid-Continent Jan. 27 Lyon Jan. 31 Bethel Feb. 3 Blue Mtn. Feb. 5 Cumberland Feb. 12 Union Feb. 14 Martin Meth. Feb. 17 Trevecca Naz. Feb. 19 Mid-Continent Feb. 24 Lyon Feb. 26 Bethel

Location Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery, Ala. Henderson Daytona B., Fla. Daytona B., Fla. Henderson Blut Mtn., Miss. Henderson Jackson Henderson Henderson Mayfield, Ky. Henderson McKenzie Henderson Lebanon Henderson Pulaski Nashville Henderson Batesville, Ark. Henderson

Time 6:00 5:30 2:00 3:00 11:00 5:00 6:00 2:00 2:00 6:00 6:00 2:00 2:00 6:00 6:00 2:00 2:00 6:00 6:00 2:00 6:00 2:00

Freed-Hardeman University Men’s Basketball Date Opponent Dec. 3 Auburn-Montg. Dec. 4 Faulkner Dec. 7 Lee Dec. 10 Crichton Dec. 11 Faulkner Dec. 17 Tougaloo Dec. 31 Tougaloo Jan. 3 Bryon Jan. 6 Blue Mtn. Jan. 8 Cumberland Jan. 15 Union Jan. 17 Trevecca Naz. Jan. 20 Martin Meth. Jan. 22 Mid-Continent Jan. 27 Lyon Jan. 29 Bethel Feb. 3 Blue Mtn. Feb. 5 Cumberland Feb. 12 Union Feb. 14 Martin Meth. Feb. 17 Trevecca Naz. Feb. 19 Mid-Continent Feb. 24 Lyon Feb. 26 Bethel

Location Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery, Ala. Cleveland Henderson Henderson Jackson, Miss. Henderson Dayton Blut Mtn., Miss. Henderson Jackson Henderson Henderson Mayfield, Ky. Henderson McKenzie Henderson Lebanon Henderson Pulaski Nashville Henderson Batesville, Ark. Henderson

Time 7:00 7:30 6:00 8:00 4:00 6:30 7:00 6:30 8:00 4:00 4:00 8:00 8:00 4:00 8:00 4:00 8:00 4:00 4:00 8:00 8:00 4:00 8:00 4:00

UTM baseball to host baseball prospect camp Bubba Cates, Brad Goss and Eric Ebers, the head baseball, assistant and volunteer assistant coaches at The University of Tennessee at Martin, will host a Winter Prospect Camp Monday, Dec. 27 and Thursday, Dec. 30. The camp, set for 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 27 is a hitting camp for high school prospects. The pitching and catching camp for high school prospects is set for 9 a.m. 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30. The cost for each camp is $75 per person. If a

prospect chooses to attend both camps the cost is $125. All campers will be responsible for their own lunch during the break from noon to 1 p.m. Both camps will be held at the Skyhawk Baseball Field and the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on campus. Campers should be prepared to work inside and outside (weather permitting). No cleats are allowed. For more information, contact Brad Goss at bgoss@utm.edu or call him at (731) 881-7337. To

register for the camp go online to www.utmsports.com or pick up an application at the UT Martin Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, 1022 Elam Center. Cates is in his 13th year at the helm of the UT Martin baseball program and his 21st year of coaching. Widely respected in baseball circles, Cates is dedicated to sustaining a successful program at the university for many years to come. Goss, from Russellville, Ark., enters his seventh season working with the

Skyhawk baseball program and his fourth year as a full-time assistant coach. Goss has coached in the Alaskan Baseball League where he worked with former Major Leaguer and WestTenn Diamond Jaxx manager Phil Plantier. Ebers, a Southern Illinois native, begins his first season with the Skyhawks. He pitched two years at Mississippi State where he played under legendary coach Ron Polk. After a successful college career, the southpaw pitched professionally for parts of three seasons.

Generals announce 2010 coaches The Seattle Mariners announced Monday the 2011 coaching staff for the Jackson Generals Inaugural season. Jim Pankovits will manage the Generals after spending the last 16 years with the Houston Astros organization. Cory Snyder has been hired by the Mariners and will serve as a coach for the Generals. Lance Painter returns for his second season as the club’s pitching coach. Matt Toth also returns as the clubs trainer in 2011. “First of all, I’m excited to be with the Seattle Mariners organization,” stated new Generals’ manager Jim Pankovits. “They have an outstanding minor league system. I also have heard great things about Jackson. I am an original southerner from Richmond, Va. and now live in Myrtle Beach, Fla., so I am really excited about coming back to the south.” This will not be Pankovits’ first experience with a “Jackson Generals” baseball club. Pankovits managed the Houston Astros Double-A team in Jackson, Miss., from 1998 to 1999. “I was a little confused at first when I saw the name of the team,” said Pankovits. “I was not sure if I was going to Mississippi or Tennessee at first,” he added jokingly. “I am really looking forward to managing in Jackson though.” Pankovits, 55, spent the last 16 years working in the Houston Astros’ Player Development department, including the last two seasons as the manager of the TriCity ValleyCats. In 2010 he led the ValleyCats to the New York-Penn League Championship. “We won last season in Tri-City and I was hoping for an opportunity at a higher level,” said Pankovits. In addition to his managerial duties, Pankovits also served as the Astros’ Minor League Infield Coordinator. Pankovits also managed at various levels in the Astros’ Minor League system from 1995-1999 and 2006-08. Painter, 43 begins his sixth season in the Mariners organization and second as pitching coach with West Tenn/Jackson. Toth, 33 enters his sixth season with the Mariners and third season with West Tenn/Jackson as trainer. The Jackson Generals open the 2011 season on Thursday, April 7 when the Generals visit the Mississippi Braves. The home opener is slated for Wednesday, April 13 against the defending Southern League Champion Jacksonville Suns. Season tickets, which include a reserved seat to the All-Star Game, are currently on sale by calling Pringles Park office, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 988-5299.

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FHU FHU returns to action at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, traveling to face Auburn University at Montgomery. Nov. 23 at the Sports Center Columbia 35-27=62

Freed-Hardeman 30-24=54 C – Janita Session 16, Denise Rosario 14, Heather English 11, Ashley Fisher 10, Rice 9, Phillips 2. FH – Meribeth Boehler 28, Hannah Parsley 12, Bagwell 5, Shumpert 4, Montgomery 3, Waggoner 2. Three-point shots: C – English 3. FH – Parsley 2, Montgomery. Records: C – 3-3. FH – 6-2.

Tanner gets a seven Submitted photo

Tanner Thompson, 10, killed his first deer Sunday, Nov. 21 while hunting with his granddad Gentry Green. He shot the seven-pointer with a .223 rifle while hunting on family land.

Grayson Johnson is a member of the Dutch Fork Middle School Silver Foxes Football team in Columbia, S.C. He served as one of the eighth-grade team captains leading his team to a 7-0 undefeated season, including a PAC13 conference championship. Grayson is the son of Lisa and Greg Johnson. His grandparents are Ruth and Arvy Ledbetter, and Lawrence and Marcia Johnson, all of Henderson, and the late Jane Johnson.

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turkey dinner if you recipes!!!

Get the turkey from the bakery. Put some

in the stove, then they can’t come out till

Kindergarten class Recipes for

microwave minutes.

for

five

Then get it

out and cut it up and eat it with my family. - Ethan Matthews Get a turkey from a pet store.

Then you

put a chain on it. Then cook it in the stove for sixty seconds. Then eat it with my family. - Caden Sanders Get a turkey from a bakery. Then put it in the

oven

for

fifty

hours. Then get it out and eat it with my mom and dad.

We

drink sprite with our turkey. - Ethan Tignor Get the turkey from

By Amber Murley Six students at Jacks Creek Elementary School recently received Reading Renaissance certificates for Accelerated Reader certification levels. Receiving Ready Reader Awards are Alayna Schafer (level 2), Case Evans and Danielle Reeves. The Independent Reader Award for reading three books independently on 1.2 level or higher is Megan Ingle. The Rising Reader

dinner Salt the corn and put it in the oven. Take it out and put peanut butter on it. -Kyle Get a screwdriver and scrape out the chicken stuff inside. Put the turkey in a pot and

squash

it

and

mush it up. Brush it

- Jacob (turkey). After you eat

and chicken nuggets

all your food, you get

and cheeseburger in

ice cream!

the microwave. - Toni

- Zach

Stir them up in a

Put the green beans

bowl and cook them

in the oven with some

and eat them.

corn. Green beans get - Perry

Put it all in the oven

Corn

Dressing:

I

it’s done! - Carson Go to the store and get green beans. Put Eat

- Weston Bake

it

(pumpkin

pie) with the gooey stuff. Award for reading at least three books without help on 1.6 or above reading levels is Luke Noles (level 2) and Emma Griffin. Third-graders are learning about volcanoes and how they are “nature’s fireworks.” They are also learning multiplication facts. Please study these facts daily with your child. Our library fundraiser will be Dec. 7. Students can make their very own stuffed animal, similar to the Build-a-Bear Workshops. Turn in money by Dec. 6 if you want your child to participate. Everyone is invited to attend our Christmas program at 1 p.m. on Dec. 10. We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Remember, Jacks Creek is “where students shine!”

up! - Adrien

- Jesslyn

the microwave and

them.

really hot. Eat them

and eat it.

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on

and spaghetties and pizza and green beans

on

- Luke

them.

- Hunter

it

sauce

off and eat it.

salt

with salt and pepper. Put butter and corn

they’re done. Put

Thanksgiving

few shots and mix it browner. Put it in the

home. Cook it. Eat it

East Chester

butter on it and give a up and it makes it

get some corn. Take it

Elementary, Pre-

strawberry pie. - Gavin Marlow

- Austin Put the green beans

follow any of our

chocolate

- Will Go to the store and

Then cool it down.

By Ally Rogers The Christmas parade is Thursday night and our Junior High band, under the direction of Clay Canada, will be marching in it. I know you will all be impressed by their talent and their hard work! Come out and cheer them on, as well as the cheerleaders and our mascot, who will be riding on a very spectacular float! All students took the Think Link test this week. The test results will show what progress has been made since the last time Think Link tests were given. Students took the tests during their reading and math classes. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club is helping with the Angel Tree project. If you

Then

Go to Dollar World

- Jayla

and

sugar.

they put it in a pan

We eat broccoli

to

and

Macaroni: Put it in

on the stove.

Put

it

in

the

microwave and eat it. would like to make a donation, bring an unwrapped gift by Friday, Dec. 3 to Jennifer Showers. Student Council will be sponsoring the Junior Miss Henderson Pageant on Saturday, Dec. 4, in Williams Auditorium. Admission is $5. Good luck to all of the girls! A big thank you to the Student Council sponsors, Diane Ivery, Olivia Bradford and Tommie Kirk for all of their hard work in this endeavor. The Eagles and Eaglettes will be playing in a Christmas tournament at South Haven on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The girls will play at 5:30 p.m. with the boys playing immediately afterward. This is a single elimination tournament. In the event of a win, the next game will be played Thursday night in the same location. Yearbooks can still be purchased online (www.smart-pay.com), by phone (1-800-853-1337), or by mail. Please do not send any money to school for these. For any other information, contact Marilyn Davis.

Noah Burks

Grade class

and after a while

dinner Baked ham: My mom buys a ham. She puts salt on it and puts it in the oven and cooks it 45 minutes. She cuts it up and then we eat it. Latravion Barham My

mom

cooks

the

best

turkey.

First

she

puts salt on it, then yogurt on it. She cooks it in the oven and then it is time to eat. Orion Barriger cake:

Joann

maw cook turkey for put it in the oven

Thanksgiving

Aunt

My mom and grandThanksgiving. They

Recipes for

Strawberry

it

icing on it.

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Turkey:

When

comes out they put

and

Granny make strawberry cake. They mix eggs, strawberries,

they stick a temperature

in

it

and

check to see how much juice it has. Then you take the juice out and put it in a cup and pour it in the sink. Then put the turkey on the table and eat. Abby Clark My

mom

cooks

turkey

for

Thanksgiving.

She

put onion on the turkey, and sugar. She then puts it in the oven and cooks it 5 minutes. She lets it cool off and then we eat. Dalton Connor

Inside CCHS by Meghan Black This past Tuesday the high school cast of Steel Magnolias performed for the high school students. The cast performed the entire show, which the students seemed to enjoy. This was the first time in many years the high school has done something like this, and it appeared to be a success. Wednesday of this past week began the three-day Thanksgiving break for the high school. The students enjoyed a break from school to spend time with family, eat wonderful food, shop, and just relax. Hopefully, they all took advantage of the break and used it to relax. Just a reminder to those who participated in the Angel Tree, your

MEGHAN BLACK gifts are due on Dec. 6. That’s next Monday. Bring your gifts to Ms. Bennett’s room. Please remember to bring your gifts because they are going to children who might not have a Christmas otherwise. The ACT will be on Dec. 11, which is in about two weeks. This test is fast approaching. Make sure you’re prepared.

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, December 2, 2010 Page 5-B

By Colette Carrabba

Submitted photo

Gators meets with Alter Nationally renowned political commentator Jonathan Alter was at the University of Tennessee at Martin Nov. 18, speaking on the topic of “President Obama and American Politics in Light of the November Elections.” Prior to his presentation, he met Paul Gators, right, of Henderson, and other Honors Programs students.

Whitney Bennett’s students have been astronauts exploring Jupiter and Saturn. In English, they have been working on prepositional phrases and adjective phrases. “A View From Saturday” is their current reading project. Congratulations go out to Haley Henley, Jasmin Aranjo and Ryan Hodges for conquering the Word Wall! Delona Cole’s students presented projects based on something related to the sixth-grade curriculum. There were many

East Chester students are thankful East Chester Elementary recently shared why a few of their students are thankful. While the Thanksgiving holiday has officially passed, it is still a season of giving, forgiving, remembering, and being thankful. I am thankful for… My momma – Aubrey Hornsby My dolls – Aryana Carlock My dogs – Briannia Kitchen Kitty cats – Lydia Chumley My dog – Madison Lyle

Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester Elementary, Jacks Creek Elementary, and West Chester Elementary Schools Monday, Dec. 6 Fish scroodles or hotdog Mac/cheese, white beans Coleslaw, hushpuppies Pudding/white top hat Mandarin oranges Milk choice Tuesday, Dec. 7 Santa Fe pasta or Ham/cheese sandwich Brown beans, corn Bosco stick Pear with cheese/cherry on top Milk choice Wednesday, Dec. 8 Breaded chicken/bun or Cheeseburger Baked beans, tater pals Chocolate chip cookie Pineapple, milk choice Thursday, Dec. 9 Turkey/dressing or Glazed sliced ham Baked sweet potato casserole Green beans, rolls Cranberry sauce Pineapple, milk choice Friday, Dec. 10 Pizza or barbecue/bun Seasoned potatoes Lima beans Fruit choice, milk choice

Chester County Middle School Monday, Dec. 6 Chicken nuggets or Corndog

My class – Mrs. Erica Parten My birthday – Joshua Hardee My friends – Hanna Wells Food – Auna Hannis Thanksgiving – Arnie Gonzalez My parents – Gregory Thaxton Food – Zack Jackson My cat – Katona Vires My family – Ethan Rhodes Mrs. René – Laila Wilson My dog – Tyrese Williams My church – Colton

Hurst Nancy Burns’ First Graders I am thankful for turkey and food. – Latravion Barham I am thankful for yogurt, my family and my brother Cain. – Orion Barriger I am thankful for my family. – Noah Burks I am thankful for food and clothes. – Abby Clark I am thankful for my family and my mom. – Dalton Connor I am thankful for my family. – Hannah Crumley I am thankful for my

Mashed potatoes Green peas, roll Fruit choice, milk choice

Sugar cookie

Tuesday, Dec. 7 Chili dogs or Turkey/cheese wrap Corn, carrots and pickle spears Pineapple, milk choice Wednesday, Dec. 8 Cheeseburger or Manager’s choice Infinity fries Baked beans, trimmings Sugar cookie Strawberries, milk choice Thursday, Dec. 9 Lemon pepper baked chicken Or ham/cheese sandwich Green beans, salad, rolls Glazed sweet potatoes Applesauce, milk choice Friday, Dec. 10 Pizza or Manager’s choice Lima beans, savory wedges Fruit choice, milk choice

Chester County Junior High School *Cereal, fruit, milk choice offered daily Monday, Dec. 6 Chicken nuggets or Chili cheese Maxwrap Au Gratin potatoes Green beans, roll Tuesday, Dec. 7 Chili/crackers or Turkey/cheese wrap Rice, glazed carrots Carrot sticks, pickle spears Bosco sticks Wednesday, Dec. 8 Chicken sandwich or Barbecue/bun Tater pals, barbecue beans

Thursday, Dec. 9 Taco or corndog Festival rice Pinto beans, corn Taco trimmings Baked apples Friday, Dec. 10 Pizza choice or Ham/cheese sandwich Savory potatoes California blend

Chester County High School *Cereal, fruit choice or fruit juice, and milk choice offered daily Monday, Dec. 6 Popcorn chicken (2 lines) Pizza, fries, salad bar Mashed potatoes Green peas, rolls Cheesy California blend Tuesday, Dec. 7 Cheeseburger Pizza/fries Salad bar Au Gratin potatoes Pinto beans, rolls Fried okra Wednesday, Dec. 8 Country fried steak Pizza/tater wedges Chili/deli bar Salad bar, cornbread Tiny whole potatoes Purple hull peas, corn Thursday, Dec. 9 Lemon pepper chicken Pizza, fries Salad bar Mashed potatoes Green beans, rolls Squash casserole Friday, Dec. 10 Hamburger, hotdog, pizza Baked potato bar, salad bar Fries, baked beans Broccoli/cheese, chips

mother, my sister, my brother and my dad. – Evan Eads I am thankful for my sister and brothers, God and Jesus and my family. – Presleigh Hatch I am thankful for God and turkey. – Mekayla Ibarre-Clark I am thankful for having my own turkey, having my own celebration. – Jordan Kilzer I am thankful for my family, God and Jesus and having the Bible and people who have passed away. – Jackson Knoell I am thankful for East Chester Elementary. – Hanna Malone I am thankful for God and Jesus, and my family. – Sydney Martin I am thankful for my mom, my dad, and my brother and sister and Granny Phyllis and my grandmaw. – Ellis Patterson I am thankful for our clothes, my family, and my parents. – Tatum Reidhimer I am thankful for all of my family members and my friends. – Caraline Rogers I am thankful for turkey and food. – Leslie Salvador

opportunities to show that creativity with pyramids, people and other artifacts. Colette Carrabba’s class has started their Religions Go Global projects. The students are working in small groups to create marketing brochures to explain about one of the major world religions. Over the next few months they will create a total of five brochures. Mrs. Carrabba’s class has started two new 4-H community service projects in class as well. They are reading books online at WeGiveBooks.org, which will support the donation of books to Hope for Haiti, and have donated over 50 books so far. They are also improving their vocabulary and math skills through FreeRice.com. Students answer questions which earn them virtual ‘rice’ for each correct answer. The World Food Program benefits with donations of actual rice to help end world hunger. Mrs. Carrabba’s students are getting smarter and helping others at the same

time! In Karen Callis’ class, the students created timelines of important events in Tennessee History. Did you know that Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796? What do elapsed time, moon phases and multiplication all have in common? The students in Melanie Rhodes’ class! They have been stretching their brains in science and math this week. With the holidays fast approaching, many of our classes are thinking of others in our community and our world. Debbie Kirk’s class has been putting together care packages for Operation Christmas Child, collecting clothing for the CCMS clothing closet, and gathering canned food for the food pantry at the Gleaners’ House. Misty Thomas’ class is collecting new, unwrapped toys to give to the Carl Perkins Center. Cassie Cupples’ class has already gathered over 60 cans of food as part of their community service project!

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Public Notices NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated March 23, 2010, recorded on April 13, 2010 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 338, page 665, (“Trust Deed”) Michael Rhodes and wife, Sherri Rhodes conveyed to Travis Edmondson, Trustee, the real estate hereinafter described, to secure the payment of certain indebtedness therein described; and, WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Trust Deed, and Clayton Bank and Trust the lawful holder of the note evidencing the indebtedness has declared the entire balance due and payable; and WHEREAS, in proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Eastern Division, in the case styled Michael Rhodes, Sherri Rhodes, Bankruptcy No. 10-12901, Chapter 7, the Honorable G. Harvey Boswell, Bankruptcy Judge, on October 20, 2010, entered an Order, by consent, abandoning property and modifying the automatic stay as to Lot 18, Deer Pointe estates, Lot 19, Deer Pointe Estates, and Lot 3, $Elvis Hubbard Subdivision, which permits the Successor Trustee to sell at foreclosure the property described in the Trust Deed. WHEREAS, Charles C. Exum was appointed Successor Trustee by instrument appearing of record in Record Book 345, page 299 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. the front door of the Court House in Henderson, Tennessee, I will sell to the last, highest and best bidder for cash and in bar of the equity of redemption, statutory right of redemption, homestead curtesy and dower including all elective share and other marital rights all of which were expressly waived and relinquished in the Deed of Trust, the following real estate, lying and being in the Fourth Civil District of Chester County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the Fourth Civil District of Chester County, Tennessee, to-wit: TRACT ONE: BEGINNING at an iron pin set in the east margin of Guy McAdams Road, which point is the southwest corner of Lot 19; thence, from the point of beginning, and with the south line of Lot 19, east 382.81

feet to an iron pin set; thence, south 02° 30’ 01” west 120.11 feet to an iron pin set at the northeast corner of Lot 17; thence, with the north line of Lot 17, west 378.54 feet to an iron pin set in the east margin of Guy McAdams Road; thence, with the east margin of Guy McAdams Road, the following calls; north 01° 44’ 33” east 62.70 feet; north 00° 56’ 06” west 57.33 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.05 acres and being Lot 18, Deer Pointe Estates, Section I, as surveyed by Reasons Engineering & Associates, Inc., R.L.S. #508, on January 8, 1999. TRACT TWO: BEGINNING at an iron pin set in the east margin of Guy McAdams Road, which point is the southwest corner of Lucille Clayton as recorded in Record Book 171, page 188, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee; thence, from the point of beginning, and with the south line of Clayton, south 87° 51’ 53” east 415.91 feet to an iron pin set; thence, south 02° 30’ 01’ west 138.59 feet to an iron pin set at the northeast corner of Lot 18; thence, with the north line of Lot 18, west 382.81 feet to an iron pin set in the east margin of Guy McAdams Road; thence, with the east margin of Guy McAdams Road, the following calls; north 00° 56’ 06’ west 84.71 feet; north 20° 07’ 25’ west 73.77 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.31 acres, and being Lot 19, Deer Pointe Estates, Section I, as surveyed by Reasons Engineering & Associates, Inc., R.L.S. #508, on January 8, 1999. This is the identical real estate conveyed to Michael V. Rhodes and wife, Sherri Rhodes from Calvin Harrison Bowers by Warranty Deed dated June 10, 2005, of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 270, page 158. TRACT THREE: BEGINNING at an iron pin set in the east margin of Homestead Lane, which point is the southwest corner of Pamela Hensley as recorded in Deed Book 76, page 672, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, thence, with the south line of Hensley, north 55° 01’ 15’ east 232.48 feet to an iron pin set in the west line of Don Harrison as recorded in Record Book 156, page 220, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, thence, with the west line of Harrison the following calls; south 40° 33’ 00” east 9.27 feet; south 38° 23’ 00” east 185 feet; south 33° 33’ 00” east 382.00 feet; south 29° 48’ 00” east 117.75 feet to an iron pin set at the northeast corner of Lot 2; thence, with the north line of

Lot 2, south 58° 21’ 33” west 355.92 feet to an iron pin set in the east margin of Homestead Lane; thence, with the east margin of Homestead Lane the following calls; north 10° 09’ 07” west 12.14 feet, north 16° 22’ 51” west 357.83 feet; north 19° 05’ 41” west 75.87 feet; north 27° 54’ 30” west 65.01 feet; north 37° 00’ 58” west 62.48 feet; north 41° 49’ 03” west 123.11 feet to the point of beginning, containing 4.27 acres, being Lot 3 of the Elvis Huffard Subdivision, as surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc. R.L.S. #1999, on August 23, 2000. This is the identical real estate conveyed to Michael Rhodes and wife, Sherri M. Rhodes from Buel Maness and wife, Betty Maness by Warranty Deed dated September 28, 2006, of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 290, page 246. Description taken from Record Book 338, page 665. No opinion is rendered by the attorney as to the accuracy of the legal description. Tract One: Map 25 - Parcel 6.18 Tract Two: Map 25 - Parcel 6.19 Tract Three: Map 25 - Parcel 29.08 These properties are known as Lot 18 Deer Pointe Estates, Guy McAdams Road, Lot 19 Deer Pointe Estates, Guy McAdams Road, and Lot 3 of Elvis Huffard Subdivision, Homestead Lane, Henderson County, TN. Said property will be sold by me as Successor Trustee only and subject to any unpaid taxes and assessments and all valid restrictions, covenants or easements, if any, of record on said property, and subject to any and all other liens having priority over the Trust Deed. The Successor Trustee reserves the right to make oral announcements at the time of the public sale which shall apply to the terms of the sale. The Successor Trustee may postpone any sale hereunder to another time or place by so announcing to all present at the time and place of the sale scheduled herein, without the necessity of any further notice whatsoever. INTERESTED PARTIES: Michael Rhodes and Sherri Rhodes. This is an attempt to collect a debt and all information obtained will be used for that purpose. Charles C. Exum, Successor Trustee Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C. 105 South Highland Jackson, TN 38301 731-423-2414

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Public Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS As Required by Chapter No. 426 Public Acts of Tennessee 1997 TCA §30-306 In the Matter of the Estate of Cavelle Elizabeth Haggard Mitchell, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on November 17, 2010, Letters Testamentary, in respect to the Estate of Cavelle Elizabeth Haggard Mitchell, deceased, who died testate on November 3, 2010, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Chester County, Tennessee. All persons, residents and non-residents, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his/her Estate are required to file the same with the Clerk and of the above named court, within four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 17th day of November, 2010. Donna Stidham Executor, Administrator Cornelia Hall Clerk and Master

NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated February 6, 2009, recorded on February 10, 2009 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 324, page 700, (“Trust Deed”) Michael Rhodes and wife, Sherri Rhodes conveyed to Travis Edmondson, Trustee, the real estate hereinafter described, to secure the payment of certain indebtedness therein described; and, WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Trust Deed, and Clayton Bank and Trust the lawful holder of the note evidencing the indebtedness has declared the entire balance due and payable; and WHEREAS, in proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Eastern Division, in the case styled Michael Rhodes, Sherri Rhodes, Bankruptcy No. 10-12901, Chapter 7, the Honorable G. Harvey Boswell, Bankruptcy Judge, on October 20, 2010, entered an Order, by consent, abandoning property and modifying the automatic stay as to 535 Ollie Lane, Henderson, TN, which permits the Successor Trustee to sell at foreclosure the property described in the Trust Deed. WHEREAS, Charles C. Exum was appointed Successor Trustee by instrument appearing of record in Record Book 345, page 303 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. the front door of the Court House in Henderson, Tennessee, I will sell to the last, highest and best bidder for cash and in bar of the equity of redemption, statutory right of redemption, homestead curtesy and dower including all elective share and other marital rights all of which were expressly waived and relinquished in the Deed of Trust, the following real estate, lying and being in the Fourth Civil District of Chester County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the Fourth Civil District of Chester County, Tennessee, to-wit: BEGINNING at an iron pin set in the East right-of-way of Ollie Drive, which point is the Southwest corner of Lot 40 and the Northwest corner of the herein described tract; thence, from the point of beginning, and with the South line of Lot 40, South 87 degrees 29 minutes 59 seconds East 480.08 feet to an iron pin set; thence, South 00 degrees 53 minutes 45 seconds West 15.99 feet to a point in a ditch; thence with said ditch, the following calls; South 45 degrees 48 minutes 52 seconds West 127.38 feet; South 78 degrees 09 minutes 34 seconds West 135.53 feet; South 59 degrees 02 minutes 07 seconds West 224.45 feet; South 55 degrees 41 minutes 28 seconds West 141.36 feet; thence, North 34 degrees 18 minutes 32 seconds West 117.46 feet to an iron pin set in the East right of way of Ollie Drive; thence, with the East right of way of Ollie Drive, following a curve having a radius of 375.00 feet for a distance of 285.69 feet (cb=N25D30’lO”E, cd=278.69’) to the point of beginning, containing 2.2 acres. Being Lot No. 39 Deer Pointe Estates. Surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., R.L.S. No. 1999. Being the same property conveyed to Michael Rhodes and wife, Sherri M. Rhodes, by deed dated September 15, 2008, appearing of record in Record Book 322, page 761, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. Description taken from Record Book 324, page 700. No opinion is rendered by the attorney as to the accuracy of the legal description. The street address of the property is 535 Ollie Lane, Henderson, TN 38340 Said property will be sold by me as Successor Trustee only and subject to any unpaid taxes and assessments and all valid restrictions, covenants or easements, if any, of record on said property, and subject to any and all other liens having priority over the Trust Deed. The Successor Trustee reserves the right to make oral announcements at the time of the public sale which shall apply to the terms of the sale. The Successor Trustee may postpone any sale hereunder to another time or place by so announcing to all present at the time and place of the sale scheduled herein, without the necessity of any further notice whatsoever. INTERESTED PARTIES: Michael Rhodes and Sherri Rhodes. This is an attempt to collect a debt and all information obtained will be used for that purpose. Charles C. Exum, Successor Trustee Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C. 105 South Highland Jackson, TN 38301 731-423-2414

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE DEFAULT having occurred in the performing terms of a promissory note described and secured by a Deed of Trust of record in Record Book 317,

Pages 590-596, Register’s Office for Chester County, Tennessee, and executed on the 18th day of June 2008 by Janice Renea Byford and Kevin L. Byford, wife and husband conveying the property therein described to Anthony R. Steele, Trustee, to secure said indebtedness therein described to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. executed and Appointment of Substitute Trustee, naming R.N. “BO” TAYLOR as Substitute Trustee, which is of record in Book 341, Page 253-254 in the Register’s Office for Chester County, Tennessee. And DEFAULT having been made in the promising terms of said Deed of Trust, which contains the power to sell upon default, the owner and holder, in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, hereby declares the entire debt due and payable and demands that the said R.N. “BO” TAYLOR, Substitute Trustee, sell the property in accordance with said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that I, R.N. “BO” TAYLOR, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by said Deed of Trust, will on December 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the front door of the Courthouse in Henderson , Chester County, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, and free from the equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, the following land in Chester County, Tennessee, described as follows: BEING Lot 13 of Bray Road Subdivision, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pin set in the South right-of-way of Bray Lane, which point is the Northeast corner of Lot 12; Thence, from the point of beginning, and with the South right of way of Bray Lane, North 88 degrees 10 minutes 39 seconds East 86.97 feet to an iron pin found at the Southwest corner of lot 14; Thence, with the South line of lot 14, south 74 degrees 11 minutes 44 seconds East 344.31 feet to a flat iron found; Thence, with lines of Sells, the following calls: South 00 degrees 56 minutes 48 seconds West 456.26 feet to a fence corner; South 88 degrees 10 minutes 39 seconds West 385.24 feet to an iron pin found at the Southeast corner of lot 12; Thence, with the East line of lot 12, North 00 degrees 35 minutes 30 seconds West 560.13 feet to the point of beginning, containing 4.6 acres. As surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc. R.L.S. 1999. Being a portion of the same real estate conveyed to CMH Homes, Inc. by deed July 26, 2007 and filed for record August 3, 2007 in Record Book 304, page 206, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. For source of title, see Record Book 317, Page 588. This property includes a Tuscumbian mobile home, Serial Number 17L11077XU which was purchased under an installment contractsecurity agreement which evidences the deed of trust and which will stay with the land. The sale of this property is pursuant to Section 9-604 of the Uniform Commercial Code and Tennessee Annotated 47-9-604. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Said sale will be in bar of the right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower, but subject to all tax and prior liens of record in the Register’s Office for Chester County, Tennessee, which are applicable to this property and unpaid real estate taxes, if any. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A 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 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. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated, this 18th day of November, 2010. R.N. “Bo” Taylor, Substitute Trustee Attorney at Law 305 Fourteenth Avenue, North Nashville, Tennessee 37203 (615) 859-0060

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated January 28, 2004, recorded on February 3, 2004 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 246, page 484, (“Trust Deed”) Michael Rhodes and wife, Sherri Rhodes conveyed to Jack Bulliner, Trustee, the real estate hereinafter described, to secure the payment of certain indebtedness therein described; and, WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Trust Deed, and Clayton Bank and Trust the lawful holder of the note evidencing the indebtedness has declared the entire balance due and payable; and WHEREAS, in proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Eastern Division, in the case styled Michael Rhodes, Sherri Rhodes, Bankruptcy No. 10-12901, Chapter 7, the Honorable G. Harvey Boswell, Bankruptcy Judge, on October 20, 2010, entered an Order, by consent, abandoning property and modifying the automatic stay as to 985 McAdams, Henderson, TN, which permits the Successor Trustee to sell at foreclosure the property described in the Trust Deed. WHEREAS, Charles C. Exum was appointed Successor Trustee by instru-

ment appearing of record in Record Book 345, page 301 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. the front door of the Court House in Henderson, Tennessee, I will sell to the last, highest and best bidder for cash and in bar of the equity of redemption, statutory right of redemption, homestead curtesy and dower including all elective share and other marital rights all of which were expressly waived and relinquished in the Deed of Trust, the following real estate, lying and being in the Second Civil District of Chester, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the Second Civil

District of Chester County, Tennessee, to-wit: BEGINNING at a stake in the western margin of McAdams Road, this being the grantors southeast corner, thence north 48 degrees 50’ west 251.34 feet to a stake; thence north 08 degrees 03’ east 131.33 feet to a stake; thence south 48 degrees 50’ east 326.93 feet to a stake in the western margin of McAdams Road; thence with the margin of said road south 43 degrees 10’ west 110 feet to the point of beginning. Situated on above described real estate is a 1986 Fleetwood single wide mobile home, serial #MSFLBW1AGO2251746O which is not to be removed until this indebtedness is paid in full. Being the same property conveyed

to Michael Rhodes and wife, Sherri Rhodes, by deed dated December 17, 1997, appearing of record in Record Book 159, page 587, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. Description taken from Record Book 246, page 484. No opinion is rendered by the attorney as to the accuracy of the legal description. The street address of the property is 985 McAdams, Henderson, TN 38340 Said property will be sold by me as Successor Trustee only and subject to any unpaid taxes and assessments and all valid restrictions, covenants or easements, if any, of record on said property, and subject to any and all other liens having priority over the Trust Deed. The Successor Trustee reserves the right to make oral announcements at the

time of the public sale which shall apply to the terms of the sale. The Successor Trustee may postpone any sale hereunder to another time or place by so announcing to all present at the time and place of the sale scheduled herein, without the necessity of any further notice whatsoever. INTERESTED PARTIES: Michael Rhodes and Sherri Rhodes. This is an attempt to collect a debt and all information obtained will be used for that purpose. Charles C. Exum, Successor Trustee Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C. 105 South Highland Jackson, TN 38301 731-423-2414

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