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December 17, 2009

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145th YEAR - NO. 32

SERVING CHESTER COUNTY SINCE 1865

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‘In the line of duty’

Henderson Police Capt. dies following attempted robbery By Julie Pickard Staff Writer

City approves sewer grant Finally, Residents who live along Jacks Creek Road will receive all of Henderson’s city services that were promised to them by the city of Henderson when annexed nearly seven years ago. At last Thursday night’s meeting, the board passed unanimously to go forth with the bidding and project design of the sewer project. Funded partly by a community block grant, the total cost of the project estimates to $403,500 with the city responsible for approximately $200,000. The city will fund their part of the project with the remaining money left over from a $1,000,000 TML loan which they acquired for the technology center. “We draw from that loan as needed,” explained city Recorder Jim Garland. “No money for projects from that loan has ever been earmarked.” The city board initially had concerns about spending money for a project that they would never see a return on, but Ald. Johny Farris pointed out this project is no different from any other city project and the costs per house do not vary far from other cost crunching city endeavors. “We need to go ahead and get this finished while we have the grant so we can at least get half of it paid for us,” said Farris during the meeting. “It would be unfortunate if we let it pass by us.” “We’ve got to do with what we said we’re going to do,” agreed Ald. Keith Smith. Under the design, Barry Alexander, the engineer for the project said 100 percent of the residents on Jacks Creek Road will not have to pay for fees regarding connection hook-ups. Currently there are 17 residences that have been affected by lack of sewer amenities. Local real estate developer Anthony Bolton said there is a possibility of future growth in the area stating he plans on constructing 15 houses. This area received the sewer grant due to a state environmental and conservation study that found the Jacks Creek Road area had a 71 percent failure rate for septic tanks because of its wet land environment that creates health problems. “Waste water is going into the ground and it’s not going anywhere else,” explained Bob Thorton who issued the grant to the city of Henderson. “Septic tanks are always second best,” added Thorton. “There just something you do to allow people to be able to live there until sewer can get to you.” In other matters: approved city utilities director Mark Elkins to take bids on three pickup trucks needed for the utility department. Elkins noted the city is now able to accept credit card payments over the phone for utility bills.

One of the first things Henderson mayor Bobby King does before he starts his day each morning is checks a website dedicated to fallen officers hoping never to see a familiar name on the list. However, Monday morning as he reviewed the site that was not the case as a Henderson officer was the latest fallen hero named to the register. Henderson Police Captain Dennis Cagle died Sunday at Jackson General Hospital from com-

See SHOOTING, Page 2-A

CAPT. DENNIS CAGLE

Photo by Julie Pickard, Independent

Local law enforcement officials along with TBI agents responded to the shooting scene last Thursday night as on of their own was shot in the line of duty. Capt. Dennis Cagle died Sunday from complications he suffered from a single gunshot wound he received in a shootout at SaveA-Lot where a robbery was in progress.

Dennis loved law enforcement, that was his life and that’s what he wanted to do.

See this week’s recipe, page 5-A

plications from a single gunshot wound suffered in the line of duty. Capt. Cagle was responding to a robbery in progress Thursday night at Save-A-Lot when he and Chester County deputy Don Purvis exchanged gunfire with an armed robber, Henderson resident Ricky Steward, 48. Cagle and Steward were both transported to the hospital from the scene. Tuesday afternoon, Steward’s condition has not changed and was still listed in critical condition. According to TBI special agent John Mehr no formal charges

~ Tommy Davis, Henderson Police Chief

The ‘line of duty’, the family’s perspective By Holly Roeder Staff Writer

In the back of my mind is a dark quiet place. A place where certain thoughts and fears are contained. The solitary remoteness allows for a tidy suppression in daily awareness. There, they are kept as if in a tight little box, never to be uttered, because to speak their truth gives them power, makes them real. Thursday night the box broke open in a very real and horrific way. I am the wife of a police officer. While my husband

happened to be off duty at the time, the news that a Henderson police officer, one of our own, had been shot, shattered the safe haven I have built for myself and my family over the past years. With a kiss goodbye, an “I love you,” and a “be safe,” I have ushered my man out the door to his job each day, refusing to entertain the thought that it might be the last. When you send a loved one off to work each day, it simply is not sensible to do so laden with fear of what may happen to them on the

job. The truth is, anything might happen to anyone, anywhere at anytime. However, it is also true that a police officer is more likely to find himself or herself in those anywhere places more often than others. Families of those in law enforcement understand this, whether or not we willingly admit it. The majority of us send them to work with well wishes and prayers for their safety, but largely, we keep that ugly knowledge of the actual danger involved tucked See FAMILY, Page 3-A

Funeral arrangements for

Dennis Cagle Visitation Wednesday, Dec. 16 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Loyd Auditorium

Funeral Thursday, Dec. 17 2 p.m. Loyd Auditorium (Visitation at 8 a.m.)

Burial to follow at Chester County Memory Gardens


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Shooting have been filed against him, yet. “We won’t have any charges against him until he is released from the hospital,” said Mehr. “Charges will be forthcoming on him after we meet with the District Attorney.” Officers were dispatched at approximately 7:56 p.m. after a store employee called 911 and informed there was an armed subject in the store robbing them. Capt. Cagle and deputy Purvis were the first to arrive on the scene and upon entering the store exchanged several rounds of gunfire with the suspect who was located inside a manager’s office. “I’m very proud of our police dept. and sheriff’s dept. for the way they handled the situation,” said King. It was a chaotic scene at the local grocery store on Whitley Ave. as local law enforcement and medical personnel responded quickly upon hearing there was an officer down. Blue and red lights corralled the parking lot within minutes of the shooting, ushering employees, witnesses, and passersby behind the yellow crime tape. “I thought it was firecrackers,” said one nearby resident as she stood on her porch watching the unfamiliar unfold in front of her house, “There were so many of them (bangs).” After both men were transported and the scene was secure, officers began a search for what they

presumed would be another suspect in a getaway-car. Moments later, after witnesses came forth with vehicle tag information, local law enforcement apprehended and arrested a suspect on Mifflin Ave. with the same vehicle description and registration. Cheryl Freeman Steward, 49, Ricky Steward’s wife, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. She appeared in Chester County court Tuesday morning where she was issued a $500,000 bond. No additional court dates have been set, because she said was trying to find an attorney. In an affidavit (Cheryl) Steward did admit to meeting her husband near the intersection of Tucker Cove and Hwy 45 where they then drove to a dark, deserted street near Save-A-Lot. According to the affidavit she stated her husband entered the grocery store while she turned around, parked and waited. She said when she started hearing the gunfire she left. Ricky Steward was recently arrested Nov. 16 on domestic aggravated assault charges against his wife, where he held a knife up to her neck and threatened to kill her. Henderson Police investigators also suspect Ricky Steward was responsible for robbing The Market on Nov. 26 due to surveillance footage. Officers and city officials stayed at Cagle’s side at the hospital while he went through several surgeries. “I really appreciate the Jackson Police Dept. during the time at the hospital,” stated King. “They

always had additional men there at the hospital for protection.” The law enforcement veteran began his career in law enforcement in Henderson County before joining the Henderson Police Dept. in 1988. Henderson Police Chief Tommy Davis said Capt. Cagle was a dedicated law enforcement officer. “Dennis loved law enforcement, that was his life, and that’s what he wanted to do,” said Davis. “Capt. Cagle was a fine friend to all of us, we’re all just a close family,” said Sheriff Weaver. “If you ever got in a bad situation, you knew if Cagle was there he had your back and would always give 150 percent.” He is the first officer in Henderson or Chester County killed in the line of duty. “You never would think something like this would happen in a small town like Henderson, but crime has no boundaries,” added Weaver. “When you put that badge on in the morning, there’s a chance you won’t come home. You keep that in the back of your mind, but you think about it.” Emergency Dispatch supervisor Barbie Paulman said the last time she remembered an actual robbery in progress in Henderson or Chester County was at the Regions Bank a decade ago. “We do get calls of panic alarms, but it’s mostly because it got accidentally bumped,” stated Paulman. The Capt. Dennis Cagle memorial fund has been set up at Clayton Bank & Trust for the family.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Moments after their comrade, Capt. Dennis Cagle, was shot in an attempted robbery, local law enforcement officials apprehended the get-a-way car and suspect on Mifflin Ave. Cheryl Steward was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.

Project Blue Light to honor fallen officer, HPD Captain Dennis Cagle For the past 21 years, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) has asked law enforcement families, surviving families, and police supporters to burn a blue light in their windows and tie blue ribbons on their vehicles during the holiday season. The blue light/ribbon 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. Chester Countians are encouraged to use blue lights in home decorations and tie blue ribbons on their vehicles especially this week, to honor fallen Henderson Police Officer, Captain Dennis Cagle, who died Sunday as a result of a gunshot wound sustained during an armed robbery at the Henderson Save-A-Lot Thursday, Dec. 10. The idea began in 1988 when Dolly Craig wrote to C.O.P.S. that she would be

putting two blue candles in her living room window that holiday season. One for her son-in-law, Daniel Gleason, who had been killed in the line of duty while serving the Philadelphia (PA) Police Department on June 5, 1986, and one for her daughter and Danny’s wife, Pam, who had been killed in an automobile accident in August 1988. Danny and Pam had six children. Craig is now deceased as well, but her idea is her legacy. Project Blue Light now burns bright in the hearts of the nearly 15,000 surviving families of America’s fallen law enforcement officers during the holiday season. “Everyone who appreciates law enforcement should get involved with Project Blue Light,” said Jennifer Thacker, C.O.P.S. President, “Project Blue Light allows citizens to

show support for local law enforcement and the heroes who have been killed in the line of duty.” Project Blue Light is a simple gesture; during the holidays decorate with blue lights or simply insert a single blue bulb in the candle stick replicas that adorn many windows in homes or businesses. C.O.P.S. also encourages law enforcement agencies to decorate the precinct stations and headquarters in blue lights. The color blue is symbolic of peace. By displaying blue lights in your holiday decorations, you will be sending a dual message – that you support America’s peacekeepers and that you hope the coming year will be a year of peace.

Cheryl Steward is escorted out of a courtroom Tuesday morning by law enforcement after her arraignment hearing.

RICKY STEWARD


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Family away, for sanity’s sake. Over time it becomes fairly easy to pretend it is just a job. “I think we’re guilty of becoming complacent,” said Mandy Rhodes, wife of Henderson Crime Prevention Officer Jason Rhodes. “You don’t think

about what his job entails,” she continued, “because if you did, it would drive you crazy.” But as much as we do not think about or linger on the danger of the job, the knowledge is very securely tucked away in that little spot way at the back of our consciousness. It is never truly forgotten. “I always pray for him and all the guys on the

force. I trust God to do the rest,” said Laura Purvis, wife of Chester County Sheriff Deputy Don Purvis. “Of course I realize there is evil in the world and I know bad things can happen to good people but I can’t dwell on those kinds of things.” Knowing these men and women in uniform are watched over and supported also helps us maintain our fabricated view of

American Legion Meeting

Recycle cell phones

The American Legion will have its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Chester County Senior Center. Veterans’ issues will be discussed. Members and veterans are invited to attend. For more information, call Commander Tommy Prince at 989-3384.

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.

Pat Neisler Benefit meeting The Pat Neisler benefit meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, in the upstairs courtroom at Henderson City Hall. An account has been set up at Clayton Bank and Trust, ask for the Pat Neisler Benefit Account. For more information, call Penny at 695-3154.

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.

Grief Support Group meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous

Shackelford’s Sunrise Aftercare program will host the free monthly grief support group at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, in the rear dining room of Southern Oaks Assisted Living on White Avenue in Henderson.

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.

Santa is coming to town Santa Claus will be at the Henderson Fire Department from 10 a.m. until noon (or until the last child visits with Santa) on Saturday, Dec. 19. Bring your camera, or a picture can be emailed to you; no charge for photos.

Red Cross Bloodmobile The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Henderson Church of Christ from 12:30-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21.

Caregiver Support Group meeting The Chester County Senior Center’s Caregiver Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, at Southern Oaks, 558 White Ave. in Henderson. Amy Rogers with the Extension Office will speak about “germ city.” Everyone is invited.

UMW Annual Pecan Sale The United Methodist Women are offering pecans for sale at $8 per pound. Specialty pecans such as chocolate covered pecans are available in limited quantities and are also $8 each. The pecans are available at the following businesses: First State Bank Main Branch and East Branch; Dr. Stuart Rogers’s Office; Merle Norman; Henderson Home Furnishings; Simmons Lumber Company; the Chester County Independent or from any United Methodist Woman. Proceeds will go toward new ministries.

SWHRA Head Start Pre-Registration Pre-registration for 3- and 4-year-old children to attend the Chester County Head Start Center beginning in Fall 2010, will be from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 5-7, at the Head Start Center located at 1495 White Ave. in Henderson next door to Southwest Human Resource Agency. Children from low-income families are eligible. There is no fee for children of families who qualify. Information needed at this time includes the child’s name, birth date (bring child’s birth certificate), child’s immunization form (shot record), to be obtained from the local health department or from the child’s physician, copy of child’s TennCare card, Social Security number for all family members, Food Stamp case numbers and family income verification. Verification of income must be provided by individual Income Tax Form 1040, W-2 forms, pay stubs, pay envelopes, written statements from employers or AFDC/Food Stamp determination verification. For more information, call Carrie Williams Buck or Mayriene Moten at 9895111, or Marilyn Myhan or Gloria Holiday at 989-5192.

‘Fight Like A Girl’ Shirts available “Fight Like A Girl” shirts are available at Clayton Bank and Trust in Henderson. Short sleeve T-shirts $10; long sleeve T-shirts $15; sweatshirts $20; and hooded sweatshirts $25. Any of the above items can be ordered (allow two to three weeks). Shirts are chocolate with “Fight Like A Girl” in pink. Fifty percent of each sale benefits the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Chester County.

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.

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

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

Quilt Guild meets monthly The Henderson Quilt Guild (Quilters Without a Clue) meets the third Saturday of every month at the Chester County Library from 9:30 to noon. Beginner quilters, experienced quilters and non-quilters are all welcome. Bring your current project, your questions and ideas along with you. Quilting lessons will begin based on interest. For more information, call Gladys at 989-3875 or Colette at 983-5962.

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.

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.

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.

Weight club The “Watching Our Weight” club meets at 5 p.m. each Monday with weigh-in at Sanford Hill Baptist Church. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 9895455 or 989-2953.

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.

their job. “I also know he works with a lot of wonderful and supportive people,” Purvis continued. “They are a tight knit family – that are always there for one another. What more could I ask for – God and family. None of those things have changed (after Thursday night’s shooting) – so I know when he goes out the door again I still can have that same reassurance. He is always in my mind and heart. Hopefully now there will be more people praying against all the evil that still does exist in the world.” While it is not customary for us to verbally admit the danger of the job, we tend to be fiercely protective of our guys and girls. Often, we are subject to good-natured jokes about what the police department or sheriff department does or does not do, many of these jabs include a mention of doughnuts. ‘Yes, it is hilarious, and no we haven’t heard that one a thousand times before,’ we smile as we walk away, but what we really want you to know is that we hope our loved one never earns their pay. When we hear it is a slow night at work, we are relieved. It is the busy, eventful shift that gets us edgy. And does anyone want to bring up compensation for their days spent drinking coffee, writing tickets, or responding to a burglary in progress? It is all the same, no matter the task. Law enforcement personnel are not known to make an extravagant living, especially when one considers the risks they take. Mandy Rhodes explained, “They get paid for what they might have to do, in Dennis’ (Cagle) case, he gave his life.” Rhodes continued to say that as she completely supports our military, she feels the public forgets about those who are fighting on the home-front. Whereas military personnel are typically on duty for months or a year or two at a time, they come home and most go back to their lives as before, with vivid memories of their tour of service. Police officers fight the same battle day in and day out, for years. “We fight to protect the community every day of the week,” said Rhodes, who is a federal law enforcement officer with Tennessee Valley Authority. Furthermore, she pointed out that a police officer is never really off duty. Police officers are trained to be observant, and that is not something they can hang up when they punch their time card at the end of the day. “They don’t get the respect they deserve,” said Candace Crouse, wife of Chester County Sheriff Deputy Bradley Crouse. “Day to day they don’t know if they’re coming home.” Consequently, we don’t know if they are coming home. “You never know on a domestic call what they are walking in on; whether it is just a man and woman fighting, or if there are weapons or if there are children involved,” she continued. As the family of law enforcement personnel, we see our loved ones go to work each day to uphold the law and to fight to keep our community safer, much to the resistance of those they come into contact with. We see them disrespected, cursed and harassed. We see them constantly field comments and questions

about the law and who may be breaking it, and those who are looking for a companionable loophole. And occasionally, rarely, we see someone shake their hand in sincere thanks. “When everyone else is in their beds asleep with their husbands and their families, or enjoying family time, our husbands are out there patrolling the streets, protecting the community to keep everyone safe,” said Rhodes. More often than not, your family comes before our family. And most of the time, we are OK with this. We are proud of these men and women who serve our local community. And whether or not it is the profession we would have chosen for them, we would ask them to do nothing else, because it is who they are, what they are. And we tuck away the fears and

apprehension we feel at sending them out to protect and watch over our town. We put on a smile and hope that the worst we can imagine will never come true. But it did. It happened to us, to our family. Thursday night one of our husbands was shot. Our men were forced to pull their weapons and fire at another man. One of our husbands died. And we grieve. We grieve with and for Judy Cagle. We grieve for our husbands and those who worked with Captain Dennis Cagle. We tell our loved one we love them, one more time, as they walk out the door to go to work, proud of the service they have chosen and honored to be a part of it. And we wouldn’t ask them to do anything else.


Life & Style

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Zoey Lynn Raine Jones was born to Harley and Sarah Nail Jones son Dec. 5, 2009. Grandparents are Robert and Cristy Nail of Henderson, Mike Jones of Bethel Springs and Wendy Voorhies of Chicago, Ill. Greatgrandparents are Billy and Jean Latham of Henderson, Terry Clayton of Medon and the late Lynn Clayton, and Bob and Margaret Nail of Lillian, Ala.

LAURA ASHLEY BETH BOZZA AND NICHOLAS DUEPREZ STEWART

MR. AND MRS. JOSHUA JAY FAHS

Bozza – Stewart engagement Laura Ashley Beth Bozza and Nicholas Dueprez Stewart will marry on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at 2:30 in the afternoon at Friendship Baptist Church near Mifflin. Ashley is the daughter of Betty and William Bozza of Mifflin. She is the granddaughter of the late Millie Elizabeth and John Weyman Boothe of Reagan, and the late George Washington and Sadie Belle Bozza of Nashville. She is a 2009 graduate of Chester County High School and is employed as a certified nurse assistant

at Chester County Healthcare. Nicholas is the son of Tiffany and Calvin Elder of Henderson. He is the grandson of Madga Newman Young of Jacks Creek and Larry W. Thomas of Henderson, and the late Junior and Margaret Stewart. He is a 2009 graduate of Chester County High School and is currently awaiting deployment with the Henderson National Guard Unit at the end of this year. All friends and relatives are invited to attend the wedding.

Kirbi Harris weds Joshua Fahs

Happy 1st Birthday Aydan! Aydan is turning one on Dec. 18, 2009. Aydan Blayne Leath is the daughter of Daniel and Darian Leath. Grandparents are Jimmy and Susanne Denton of Bolivar, David and Anna Leath of Henderson and Steve and Teresa Nickell of Jackson. She is the niece of Jera Fawcett and Jed Denton.

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Noah Benjamin Goings, son of John and Brenda Goings of Memphis, celebrated his fourth birthday on Oct. 19 with a Lightning McQueen party at his home. He is the grandson of Charles and Joy Leath of Finger and John and Barbara Goings of Memphis. Great-grandparents are the late Kenneth and Jewell Massengill, the late J.H. and Pauline Leath, the late Albert and Madge Curl, and the late James and Gloria Goings. Noah has a sister, Ava, age 1.

Kirbi Nicole Harris and Joshua Jay Fahs were united in marriage on Nov. 7, 2009, in Sagamore Lodge at Chickasaw State Park with the bride’s father, Bro. Glenn Harris, officiating. Parents of the couple are Glenn and Judy Harris and Tim and Tammy Clayton, all of Henderson, and Randy Fahs of Sandusky, Mich. The bride, escorted by her father, wore a strapless gown with ivory lace overlay. The trumpetstyle dress featured a sweeping train and charmeuse sash that gathered in the back in a bow that fell to the floor. She carried a round bouquet of white roses tied with an ivory satin ribbon. A strand of pearls, given to the bride on the eve of the wedding by the bridegroom’s maternal grandmother, completed the ensemble. The pearls were first worn by the bridegroom’s great-grandmother on her wedding day, Nov. 7, 1939, exactly 70 years earlier. Cheryl Dykstra of Decaturville, childhood friend of the bride, served as matron of honor. She wore a black satin tea-

length dress with scoop neckline and keyhole front. She carried a bouquet of white roses. Christopher Simpson of Columbia, lifelong friend of the bridegroom, served as best man. Violinist Becky Weaver entertained friends and family prior to the wedding. As the families and wedding party entered the room, she played “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” The bride entered to “Canon in d.” Doug Hanes of Pontiac, Mich., and Jeff McEarl also assisted with nuptial music. Logan McEarl, cousin of the bride, attended the guest registry A reception was held immediately following the wedding. The three-tiered cake was a traditional white cake that featured buttercream dots along the edges. A black satin ribbon encircled each tier. Holly McEarl and Emily Brown, cousins of the bride, assisted with the reception, as well as the bride’s aunt, Janice Armour, and friends Phyllis LeCornu and Janice Ohl. Following a honeymoon to Gatlinburg, the couple resides in Henderson.

The grandchildren of Archie and Winna Knipper, Hunter and Kaitlyn Ross, will celebrate their 13th birthday Dec. 16. They will be having a party on Dec. 13. All kids have birthday parties, but this one is a little unusual. They are asking that their guests not bring gifts. Do you believe that? They are asking their friends to

bring donations for the Susan Koman for A Cureto promote the Awareness of Breast Cancer in honor of their Nana (Winna). That is so special so I wanted to put it in here and maybe encourage other kids, and even adults to do the same for someone they know. Way to go kids. Pleasant Springs Methodist Church will celebrate the birth of Jesus in worship and song at 5 p.m. Dec. 20. David Smith, the singing fireman, will sing from 5-6 p.m. and then dinner will be served. Everyone is invited. Bethel Baptist Church will have their Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 20. Everyone is invited to

attend for good Christian fellowship and food. Everyone is invited to Big Springs Methodist Church for their Christmas play Sunday night, Dec. 20. Remember our sick and pray they will have a good Christmas: Margorie Hopper, Jean Murley, Angela Benfield and Teresa Colbert. For our birthdays, I have an apology. I got mixed up on my dates last week so will try to make up for it. Belated wishes to Ricky Quarles on Dec. 12. This week are Nella Rush on Dec. 17; Katilyn Henson on Dec. 18; Chris Julian, Ailene, and Caden Harris on Dec. 19; and Janice Julian, Freddie Fish

and Jolene Harris on Dec. 20. Please remember our soldiers in your prayers while they are away from home and can’t be home for Christmas. We wish them well. Thought of the week: People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care. Don’t forget the real meaning of Christmas during these hectic couple of weeks ahead. Let’s thank God for sending His son to earth to save us. What a glorious God we worship. God bless you all. My number is 983-0522 if you want to report events, sickness, church news, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Our deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends of Henderson Police Officer Dennis Cagle. He was a great police officer, a good neighbor and friend to everyone who knew him. On our prayer list this week are Joanne Joyner, Jean Latham, Dennis Hall Latham, Mike Norwalk, Maurine Foster, Joanne

Altier, Ollie Dean Kennedy, Bill and Shirley Gaddy, Joe Freeman, Fay Carroll, Pam Priddy, Guy Austin, John Kent Sells, Thelma and Lisa Peddy, Phillip Ross, Nancy McCaskill, Joanne Sells, Steve Morris, Carolyn Potter, Diane Wells, Nick Phillips, Gathel Latham, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families. Happy birthday to Sammy and Ruby Pusser on Dec. 18; Maranda Britt on Dec. 19; Derrith Cupples and Ann Hinson on Dec. 20; Ward Pusser and Leon Carroll on Dec. 22; Diane Peddy on Dec. 23; and Nona Seaton on Dec. 24.

“Every day should be just like Christmas” are words that should be practiced. Though very sick, Dennis Jackson appreciates the effort and show of support at JC School recently. The meal and auction earned $3,700. The band with singers and the auctioneer were loyal to the end. People in need are most fortunate to have friends indeed. God bless all who helped. Added request prayers are for Francis Climer.

Also, Ann Bailey lost her brother, Jim “Jamie” Wallace. He died Dec. 8, 2009. The burial was in Houston, Texas. He is survived by other siblings, Jean Coady, Charles Wallace and Harold Wallace. Shelly, daughter of Tracey and Lori Richardson Pusser, could motivate anyone. Dressed as fashionable as Margaret Bingham appeared for work, Shelly won hearts greeting Chester County Healthcare residents with requests to paint nails. She introduced herself as granddaughter of Lloyd and Betty Richardson. Hope Shelly will not replace Dusty with resident’s affections, especially Babe Ruth! During this holiday sea-

son there is rushing and stress. Be mindful of those who are hurting by remembering everyone is battling problems. Take the time to extend some personal time. In a local store, a man with sad eyes sought only peppermint candy. In early October, he lost his mother. Shirley made him Christmas peppermint cake, so using her recipe he plans to make peppermint cake. Can we ever taste peppermint without thinking about that mother and son? Peppermint is soothing, so perhaps this will be the beginning of a healing. God does work in mysterious ways, Mr. Hopper. Later a teacher was buying items with son and daughter. In a shared conversation, she snapped her

fingers that indicated how fast her daddy would come to her rescue. Not all are that blessed, thus be thankful for arms that held you and lips that kissed you. To this daddy, his daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. His daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer. An English proverb says it all to Mr. Brewer. He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin. Extended time was shared with yet another. With another friend, love and support of parents during trying times were discussed. A time to smile and get along; time to go on with life; and helping

ones that have done the wrong guide us. God is within us and we are stronger than those that wronged. Silence and smiles are wonderful motivators, Chris. As you sow so shall you reap speaks volumes. Then a tall handsome youth tolerated the older woman’s request that he retrieve plates from the top shelf. Dustin was raised with nice manners by Randy, Shannon, James, and Ann Ballard. Later another friend needed a little amateur “doctoring.” Now Bud Delight feels peppermint fresh. Finally trusting souls, J and B Plunk, allowed a stranger to test the comfort of their truck. Meeting strangers in the parking lot proved to be no strangers at all.

Turned out I attempted to visit the mother of this stranger at the healthcare hours earlier. It was exciting to discover Mamie Austin is her mother. Mamie roomed with Pauline Holmes, my neighbor. Betty talked about how her mother misses Pauline. She was a special greeter, but she greets at Heaven’s door now - When one door shuts-God provides another door to open. Chester County community residents feel sadness for the loss of Officer Dennis Darrell Cagle (7-153/12-13-09). God bless his family. He will be missed by many. Dennis kept his word. He was sworn to serve and protect. He died in the line of duty.


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Only Yesterday “Letters To Santa Claus” From the files of the Chester County Independent December 14, 1939 “R. D. Rice Elected Mason High Priest ” “R. D. Rice was elected High Priest of Chester Chapter No. 92, Royal Arch Masons, at their annual election and installation of officers at the lodge hall here Monday night. “George Ball was elected King. Mr. Rice succeeds Neal Wheatley and Mr. Ball succeeds F.R. Weeks. B. S. Smith was re-elected secretary.” “Dear Santa” “Dear Santa: “We are two boys, nine and eleven years of age. We have a little sister. She will be four (4) years old Christmas Eve day. She wants a big doll that can cry and go to sleep. Her name is Lurlene. We wish you would leave us each a story book and some fruit, nuts and candy. “Please don’t forget Daddy and Mama. “We will be looking for you. “Houston and Lois Carroll” “Dear Santa Claus: “I want you to bring me a big baby doll, and I also want a table with a growing flower on it. Be sure and bring me some apples, oranges, candy and nuts. “I go to school at Glendale. My teacher is Mrs. Junelle McCall. I love her very much. I am in the primer. Be sure and don’t forget my little friends. “Lots of Love, Joan Brewer” “P.S. Don’t forget my mother and father.” “Dear Santa: “I am a little boy 4 years old the 23rd of December. I have tried to be smart and good so you would come to see me. Daddy and Mama said you wouldn’t come to see me if I was a bad boy so I am trying to be good. I want you to bring me a tricycle and a little lantern. I have a little brother that will be 2 years old in January. His name is Jerry Bon. He wants you to bring him a little red chair and a harp. We want some candy and fruit too, and don’t forget to bring Daddy and Mamma and Grandma something, and if you will look on the table you will find some cake for you, Santa. “I won’t ask you to bring me and Jerry Bon much so you can bring all the good little boys and girls something. “With lots of love, Leon Carroll” December 16, 1949 “Fire Destroyed Sandwich Shop Tuesday” “Fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed the Greyhound Sandwich Shop on Main Street, next door to the State Theater here on last Tuesday night about 9:30 p.m.” “Letters To Santa Claus” “Dear Santa, “I am a first grade boy. I want you to bring me some fruit nuts and candy. I would like a basketball and cowboy spurs. “Your Little Friend, Billy Jo Powers” “Dear Santa, “I am a first grade girl. I want you to bring me some fruit, nuts and candy. I would like a basketball, a toy washing machine, a pair of skates. With love, Linda Lou Malone”

in the fourth grade. I would like to have a bicycle, a pretty doll, a coloring book, and some colors. For Christmas. And a pair of red boots. “From Shelby Jean Matlock, Enville” “Dear Santa, “I am a little girl 7 years old I go to Enville school I am in the 3rd grade I would like to have a doll a coloring book some colors a bicycle a pair of gloves and red boots. “I have a baby sister 9 months old and I would like to have a rubber doll and some blocks for her. “lots of Love, Mary Ann Matlock” “Dear Santa Claus, “I am a little boy eight years old. Want a gun and holster, cowboy boots, and spurs for Christmas. Please bring me a light for my bicycle if you have any. I have been very good this year. “Love, Don Ellis” “Dear Santa, “I am a little girl nine years old I go to Enville school, I am in the fourth grade I have three little sisters. They go to school with me, they are writing you a letter to tell you what they want. I would like to have a locket and bracelet and a ring, a santa Claus coloring book and a Box of colors and a pretty doll one that will open and shut her eyes and go to sleep and suck her bottle and wet her diaper and a suitcase full of doll clothes for the doll. I would like to have a dresser set to I want it blue and a bicycle. “From Shirley Matlock” “Dear Santa, “I am a little boy 7 years old. I am in the second grade at school. Mrs. Nona Little is my teacher. I study very hard. “Santa will you please bring me a double gun, holster and belt set. Also a leather jacket. Some fruit, nuts and candy. “I have a little sister 3 years old she wants a baby doll that cries a little broom and a little set of dishes. She is a good sweet little girl. “There will be eats plenty for you at our home.” “We love you lots and lots. And Santa please don’t Forget any of the little children. “Until Xmas eve. Good bye Santa, Wallace Morgan” “Dear Santa. “I am eleven years old and in the seventh Grade. I would like to have a Basketball goal and net if you have it please. I have been a very good girl this year. I haven’t missed a day in school yet. My sister Linda Diane Hall is 7 and in the second Grade. She has been a very good girl this year. She has worked very hard this year. She watched after our brother Gene Hall, Jr., who is 13 months old while we worked in the field. He was very good all year. Linda wants a toy accordion and a puzzle. Gene Jr. wants a wagon, truck and many other toys Linda Gene Jr. and I want some candy, nuts, oranges, and apples. We are very thankful for all things we have got this year. We say our prayers every night. “Good-luck Santa Claus “Carolyn, Linda and Gene Hall, Jr.” “Dear Santa Claus, “Mildred wants a toy watch and a little hot water bottle. “Don wants a little electric stove. “Ruth and Joan want a basketball set. “Your friends, Ruth, Joan, Mildred, Don and Kay Mitchell”

“Dear Santa Claus, “I am eight years old and in the third grade. I would like for you to bring me a doll and clothes. I also want a house coat and house slippers with lots of candy, fruit and nuts. “Love, Peggy Sue Deberry” “Dear Santa, “I am a first grade boy. I want you to bring me some fruit, nuts and candy I would like a double holster, a knife boots ‘Your friend, Tommy Moffitt” “Dear Santa Claus, “I am writing you what I want for Christmas. I would like a double holster set, a speedometer and a light for my bike. Remember to bring plenty of fruit, nuts and candy. Please go to see my little cousin Rennard Mayfield. “Your friend, James Clark Melton” December 18, 1959 “Letters To Santa Claus” “Dear Santa Claus, “I am a little girl 7 years old. I have been a good girl. I am in the second grade. I would like for you to bring me a doll that can say ‘Ma-ma’, a pair of skates and one surprise toy. I have a little brother who is 11 months old and don’t forget him and all the other little boys and girls. “Love, Ruth Ann Cupples” “Dear Santa Claus, “My name is Janice Frye. I am 8 years old. I am writing to you for myself and my little brother, Ken. He is 4 years old. “Santa, I wish you would please bring me a dolly that sucks its bottle and goes to sleep. I would also like to have a watch and a pair of pajamas. “Santa, my little brother wants a transfer truck, guns and holster, and a pair of pajamas. We would both also like to have some nuts, oranges, candy and apples. “Santa, we hope you will be able to bring the toys we want. We will have you a piece of cake and a Coke under the tree for you. “Your little friends, Jan and Ken Frye” “Dear Santa, “Please bring me a surprise, some oranges, and tangerines. My uncles and aunts give me plenty of candy, and, being not quite two, I can’t eat many nuts. My daddy, who loves me so much, has already given me several toys, so I would like for you to be especially generous in giving toys to my little aunt, Janice Webb and my little uncles, James and John Webb. “I may be at the home of my greatgrandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Seaton, Sr., where heretofore it has been the custom of the entire Seaton clan to spend the night of Christmas Eve. I hope you will enjoy the slice of ham I will ask my Aunt Martha to place under the tree for you, Santa Claus. “Your little admirer, Sonja Parchman” December 18, 1969 “News From Our Boys” “Tours Red Sea - S/N David L. Guinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wasel Guinn of Henderson, is presently serving aboard the USS William C. Lawe which is on a goodwill tour of the U. S. Navy through the Red Sea.” “Army Private Milton Trice, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Trice, was assigned Nov. 8 to the 18th Engineer Brigade in Vietnam as a con-

“Dear Santa Claus, “I am in the fifth grade I study hard. I want you to bring me a BB gun for Christmas. I am 11 years old, my birthday comes on November 21. I am not sick I feel pretty good. I am glad I am not sick. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. I also want some BB shots. “Your friend, Jerry Beshires, Route 4, Henderson.” “Dear Santa, “I am a first grade boy. I want you to bring me some fruit, nuts and candy. I would like a bicycle some Gene Autry guns, boots a pair of gloves and a tractor. “With love, Donald Mack Malone” “Dear Santa, “I am a little girl 9 years old and I go to Enville school. I am

Chester County Independent archives, December 14, 1939

We appreciate all the people who came to our Christmas supper. There weren’t many people because so many things are going on this time of year. Everyone had fun playing bingo after the meal. It is such a joy to see children enjoying themselves. We have a few more birthdays for December. Erin Cook Fontana on Dec. 25; Micah Cook on Dec. 26; Brandon Thomas and Marilyn Davis on Dec. 27; and twins, Luke and Ian Fuqua (Lynn and Liz Cook’s grandchildren) on Dec. 28. Celia is home recuper-

ating after her surgery. It has been rough but she is getting better each day with physical therapy and all your prayers, cards and best wishes. It just takes time. On our prayer list are Faye Carroll, the Dennis Cagle family, and our military and their families. Clay and Shondra Murley are the proud par-

ents of a daughter, Ella Claire, born on Dec. 14. She has a big brother, Corey. Grandparents are Rickey and Celia Murley and Jerry and Shirley Bain. To rent the center, call Betty Cooper at 989-7835. To report news, call Wanda Cook at 989-3724 or Celia Murley at 9895300.


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2010 Session Preview The legislative news of the 106th General Assembly 2010 session to convene January 12 The second session of the 106th General Assembly will gavel to order at high noon on Jan. 12, convening the 2010 legislative session. As the legislature reconvenes, legislators plan to focus on balancing the budget, adequately funding education, and streamlining state government functions. With analysts predicting at least a $1 billion budget shortfall, lawmakers face difficult decisions in the months ahead.

Budget outlook presents challenge The state is facing an unprecedented projected revenue deficit of roughly $1 billion. Because the Tennessee General Assembly is constitutionally mandated to pass a balanced budget, lawmakers will face extraordinary challenges. In October, Tennessee fiscal analysts said $1.1 billion in baseline budget reductions will likely need to be made in order to keep the state finances afloat. The 2009-10 budget, passed in June of 2009, anticipated revenue growth of approximately one percent, but revenues have been falling short of that mark. In October, the last month of available data, revenue declined once again. For a record 17 straight months, Tennessee has seen negative revenue growth.

Budget facts and figures The current budget, as passed, also requires the Administration to identify additional reductions of over $290 million in next year’s budget in order to balance the budget on a recurring basis by fiscal year 2011-12. The General Assembly reduced growth by $750 million (12 percent) last year, but approximately $526 million was added back from federal stimulus funds as one-time funding, minimizing the first year appropriation reduction to only $227 million. The General Assembly will now have to look at reducing growth without the assistance from the stimulus funds. In other words, the 2009-10 budget anticipated $753 million in planned recurring reductions. The net reductions were $227 million. The budget the General Assembly will receive in the 2010 session will be at least $526 million less. When disbursements of federal funds are complete, Tennessee will get around $5 billion in stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The money is

REP. MCDANIEL used for programs from highways and bridges to food stamps and home weatherization. Tennessee is set to receive roughly $5 billion in stimulus funding over several years. This year, the state will have approximately $658 million in ARRA funds, and $252 million is estimated to come from TennCare match funds. Higher education will receive $165 of the $658 million infusion of money. The Bredesen Administration has reportedly met with the various state departments and is asking for 6 percent to 9 percent more in reductions on top of the $753 million. In addition, the Governor is asking for $120.3 million in over appropriations, estimated at about $70 million. Some who are concerned about the difficulty that comes from such substantial cuts have said an alternative to raising the sales tax rate or adding an income tax would be to study how sales taxes are applied and areas where exemptions might be repealed—from medical services to gasoline. The State Funding Board is expected to make a preliminary revenue estimate in December, giving lawmakers a better snapshot of the budget hole it is facing. The Board will likely revise the estimate in late March or early April, as opposed to its practice of meeting in May, hopefully allowing the General Assembly to finish earlier in the year.

State faces other financial challenges The Unemployment Trust Fund will once again be a significant issue early in the 2010 legislative session. Despite a $140 million infusion of federal stimulus funds into the system in 2009, the fund continues toward insolvency. Analysts are predicting the fund could be very close to deficit status by the end of the year. The most concerning time to be in the red will be between mid-January and mid-February. If the state incurs a deficit, it will likely require a bridge loan from the federal government until the legislature

can make other provisions in the Unemployment Trust Fund. The Lottery Scholarship Fund will be another area for the legislature to examine. Nearly $10 million in reserves was needed to close the 2008-2009 fiscal year, and adjustments to the lottery-funded PreKindergarten program brought program expenditures in line with revenue estimates for the 20092010 fiscal year. Lawmakers will need to keep a close eye on the fund in order to fulfill its commitment to lottery scholarship recipients.

Focus on education initiatives is key, lawmakers say Despite budget challenges, education will still be at the forefront of the debate in the 2010 legislative session. Because Tennessee currently ranks 41st in student achievement, lawmakers say it is imperative to move forward with key education initiatives, in addition to funding K-12 education. Sponsors of the Education First proposal will continue to move forward with their legislation, which would literally make education spending a top priority by requiring the General Assembly to pass an education budget independent and prior to the rest of the state’s expenditures. Sponsors say the bill will prioritize education spending and eliminate any last minute compromises that often accompany the massive appropriations bill, which is generally one of the last acted upon pieces of legislation before adjourning. Many lawmakers feel that this “first funding” requirement will prevent the education budget from becoming a political football during legislative ses-

sions and prevent its use as a late-session hostage in budget negotiations. Also, by funding education first, the schools will have the budget in time to allow them to hire teachers and prepare their own budgets earlier, a common problem that is cited with passing the state budget at the 11th hour. Nevada voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that enacted an Education First plan in 2006, after the Nevada legislature approved the ballot initiative with little fanfare. The first time the legislature utilized the plan was in 2007, and it was reported the transition went smoothly. Tennessee currently ranks 41st in student achievement. Only 63 of every 100 Tennessee ninth graders will graduate from high school, and only 17 will complete their college education within six years after graduating. Lawmakers believe that Tennessee can do better, and agree that education initiatives should be a top priority for the Tennessee General Assembly.

SCORE Report offers new ideas In 2009, former Tennessee United States Senator Bill First started the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), an initiative aimed at jumpstarting long-term educational change in Tennessee to improve the state’s educational system. In October, the organization released a report entitled “A Roadmap to Success: A Plan to Make Tennessee Schools #1 in the Southeast within Five Years.” The report offers 63 measurable steps to reform education in the state. The SCORE recom-

mendations do not require increased funds; instead utilizing resources the state already has and by tapping into private funding, like the Gates Foundation, to implement innovative new strategies in the classroom. The SCORE report recommendations are based on four key strategies: 1. Embrace high standards 2. Cultivate strong school leaders 3. Ensure excellent teachers 4. Utilize data to enhance student learning The report says Tennesseans must embrace the state’s more rigorous assessments and higher academic standards. Teachers must be given the support they need to elevate classroom instruction to meet those expectations, including the creations of professional learning communities where teachers can learn best practices. SCORE also recommends Tennessee rethinks teacher compensation systems with a plan to reward excellence. Several lawmakers intend on filing legislation that is based on the suggestions made by SCORE.

Healthcare Choice Act will offer statebased reform The Healthcare Choice Act will be introduced this year in an effort to lower health insurance costs and

provide choice to all Tennesseans. The legislation would allow Tennesseans to purchase health insurance plans from companies in other states, a practice that is currently prohibited. The sponsor has said Americans want and deserve a health care reform alternative to the government-run health care that is being discussed in Washington. Supporters say reform is better handled at the state level than by the federal government, and the legislation will lower heath insurance costs and provide more choices to Tennesseans. The Health Care Choice Act will expand the number of health care plans available for purchase from 127 in Tennessee to potentially more than 5,000 plans nationwide. At least 5 other states have introduced similar legislation, including New Jersey, Colorado, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington. A bill introduced on the federal level aims to allow states to enter into an interstate compact to sell health insurance over state lines. The Washington Post recently reported that Tennessee’s own U.S. Senator Bob Corker is pursuing legislation on the federal level to allow a new insurance exchange, allowing companies to compete across state lines nationwide.


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We extend our deepest compassion to the family and friends of Dennis Cagle. To our Chester County school bands who performed at Williams Auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 13… great job. There will be a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, at Henderson City Hall on the second floor. This meeting is concerning the benefit fundraiser for Pat Neisler, a cancer patient. This benefit fundraiser is currently being planned for Jan. 23. Pat Neisler is the brother of Mike

Neisler. Everyone interested in helping is invited. If you would like to help put up Christmas decorations at the community center, we will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Children’s Christmas will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, at the community center. Bring small wrapped gifts for children 10 and under, along with refreshments. Please have them marked for a boy or girl. Enville Baptist Church Christmas Cantata will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 20, with finger foods to follow. Everyone is invited to attend. We will meet at the community center at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, to prepare food boxes for the needy. If you are interested in donating items for these boxes, it would be much appreciated.

Happy birthday wishes to Joseph Lambert on Dec. 17; Cole Griffin on Dec. 18; Monica Garton and Patrick Weatherington on Dec. 19; Courtney Mooney on Dec. 20; Cooper Lutz, Stephanie Ivey and Chance Fletcher on Dec. 22; and Derrick Johnson on Dec. 23. Happy anniversary to Tommy and Linda Phillips on Dec. 18; James and Debbie Vinson on Dec. 21; and Roger and Debbie Hanna on Dec. 23. Let’s remember to pray for the sick, our troops and their families. If we take the problems of life and stack them up, they become a wall that separates us from life. However, if we lay them down, they become a path on which we can walk on through life. If you have something for this column, call me at 989-0212 or email me at wildgoosenews@aol.com.

There is one perfect gift. It is for any person, right size, never has to be returned and promises eternal life forever. Christ made the ultimate sacrifice that we might live. Faith Baptist Christmas services will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 20, and the play “Christmas Comes to Lone Star Gulch” will be at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. Finger foods and appetizers will follow the play. Carols by candlelight will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 23 and there will be no classes. There will be no evening service Dec. 27. Hopewell Baptist

Church will have their Christmas program at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 20. A potluck meal will follow with a visit from Santa. For more information, call Christy Pierson at 688-0015 or 688-0010. If we could capture the love, giving, and more tender side of most people during the Christmas season, what a better world we would have to live in. On our prayer list are Teresa Colbert, Allen Rietz, Angie Newsom, Maurine Foster, Fallon Faulkner, Rayford Mayfield, Summer Dare, Jamie Hardin, Jim Cates, Miles Cupples, Chrissy Busby, Mickey and Sonny Russell, Ricky Tedford, Jeanette Jones, Lysa Wilkes, Betty Stout, Sally Gorman, and our military and their families.

stolen from Americana Inn. December 14, 2009 Christopher Allen Sorrell, 30, was arrested and charged with domestic assault. He was released from the Chester County jail under a $2,000 bond. Taco Bell reportedly received a counterfeit 20 dollar bill. A door was reportedly damaged at a house on Baughn St. Approximately $500 in damage was reported. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT December 8, 2009 9:14 p.m. – 203 E University St., FreedHardeman University, Benson Hall, steam from shower tripped alarm. December 10, 2009 11:13 p.m. – 335 University St., FreedHardeman University, Sewell Hall, pull station, false alarm. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT December 8, 2009 David Eugene Cook, 38, Bethel Springs, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor and failure to appear. He is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond and a $2,200 cash bond and also a $1,000 cash bond for Henderson County. Vickie Stoltzfus, 45, Finger, was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of a schedule III controlled substance and possession of a legend drug without a prescription. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $15,000 bond. December 9, 2009 Sherri Marie Bailey, 42, Decaturville, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor. She is being held in the Chester County jail. No bond had been set at press time. Kevin Eric Dodd, 18, Paris, was arrested on a Grand Jury indictment. He is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $30,000 bond. December 10, 2009 James Trevor Miller, 18, Enville, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI). He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. December 11, 2009 Cheryl Freeman

Steward, 49, 471B Mifflin Ave., was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. She is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $500,000 bond. December 13, 2009 Jeffery Faulkner, 46, Luray, was arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and vandalism. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,000 bond. Chris Lamont Wellington, 37, Jackson, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,200 bond. December 7, 2009 Jessica Ann Burton, 20, 230 Inca Road, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT Danny Ray Bryant, Medon, pled guilty to theft up to $500. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, all suspended, and ordered to pay $100 in fines plus court costs. He was placed on supervised probation. Monty Barrett pled guilty to assault and violation of probation. He was sentenced to serve 364 days in the Chester County jail, with a 60 day furlough. His probation is revoked and he will be supervised while on furlough. Billy J. Pusser, Enville, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange. He was waived to the action of the Grand Jury. Freddy K. Pusser, Enville, pled guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) first offense. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail. He was ordered to pay $350 in fines plus court costs and placed on supervised probation. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT Stephanie Heaton, 23, was found to be in violation of probation. Her probation was revoked and reinstated. The original sentence imposed was 3 years, receiving credit for

time served on this specific case only. The sentence is to begin anew. Mazella Barham, 39, N. Franklin, was found to be in violation of probation. Her probation was revoked and she is to serve the original sentence imposed of 11 years, receiving Community Corrections credits for 609 days. Deshawn Smith, 28, was found to be in violation of probation. His probation was revoked and he is to serve the original sentence imposed of six years, receiving Community Corrections credits for 275 days. Lance Lamar Surratt, 22, was found to be in violation of probation. His probation was revoked and he is to serve the original sentence imposed of six years, receiving Community Corrections credits for 239 days.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes to the family and friends of James Wallace, a 1956 graduate of CCHS. At his passing, he lived in Kingwood, Texas. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Police Officer Dennis Cagle. On the birthday roster are Brian Bullman, Joanne VanCleave and Linda Rogers on Dec. 19; Jimmy Tedford on Dec. 20; and Aaron Hilton on Dec. 22. Happy anniversary wishes to Bobby and Sarah McEarl on Dec. 22. Thought for the week: You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless, until they rest in you. If you have news to share, call 989-7523. Happy holidays everyone!

Is your bull doing his job? By J. Brian Signaigo UT Extension Agent

CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT December 7, 2009 Johnniede Anna Beaver, 38, Hemet, Calif., was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license, violation of the vehicle financial responsibility act, violation of the light law, and violation registration law. She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $300 bond. December 8, 2009 A pair of camouflage chest waders were reportedly stolen from a garage on Mifflin Ave. The waders were valued at $130. Vandalism was reported to the Dixie Youth ball park fields when someone drove across the fields under construction and his vehicle became stuck in the mud. The damage was estimated at over $500. December 9, 2009 Farm Bureau was reportedly burglarized. According to the report approximately $5 in quarters was missing, and things were moved around on a desk. Two central units were reportedly stolen from a property on North Church St. One was a Trane fiveton, valued at $3,500, the other a Carrier three-ton, valued at $3,200. December 10, 2009 A burglary was reported at a residence on Hill Ave. after the resident returned home to find the door appeared to have been kicked in, busting the door jam. Damage was estimated at $500. Nothing was know to be missing at the time of the report. A red women’s wallet was reported lost or stolen. The wallet is rectangular with a zipper on the side and a snap across the top, and contained approximately $15 in cash as well as personal identification and bank card. The wallet and contents were valued at $30. December 11, 2009 A theft report was taken at Extreme Car Wash at 207 N. Church Ave. According to the report, a rear automatic car wash money collector was broken into. An estimated $100 was stolen from the machine in ones, tens and five dollar bills, and damage was estimated at $6,000. December 13, 2009 Two blankets, valued at $50 each, were reportedly

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So, do you really know if your bull is doing his job? If you’ve got only one bull, and you don’t get any calves, you can bet your bull is “bad”. If you’ve got more than one bull, it’s difficult to tell if all your bulls are effective. If you’ve got a bull, or bulls, not doing their job, you’re feeding them for nothing in return - which certainly increases farm inputs and decreases farm income. The bull evaluation clinic in Savannah last week found about 9 percent of the bulls tested were “bad”. Don’t let this happen to you! The Scotts Hill Bull Test will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 18. A large animal vet will check semen quality/quantity, check eyes/feet/legs, vaccinate for Vibro and Lepto, body

condition score and deworm – all for a nominal fee (way cheaper than vet coming to your farm). Call Henderson County Extension office at 9685266 to sign up. On another large animal note, the 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology contest will be in late January. 4-H Horse Bowl team members are tested on their equine knowledge, by “buzzing in” to answer questions. 4-H Hippology team members are challenged to: 1 - complete a comprehensive test (with multiple guess, T or F and matching), 2 - judge two classes of horses (on Power Point), and 3 - identify vet equipment, hay/feed samples, breeds, tack, etc. 4-H members may participate in one or both contests. Call the 4H office at 989-2103 to get in on the first big 4-H event in 2010!


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Obituaries Captain Dennis Cagle Date of Death – Dec. 13, 2009 Dennis Darrell Cagle, 56, of Henderson, died Dec. 13, 2009, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, at Loyd Auditorium, 162 E. University St. on the Freed-Hardeman University campus in Henderson with Ronnie Geary and Bobby Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Chester County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at Lloyd Auditorium from 3 until 9 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday until funeral time. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel is in charge. He was born in Crockett County and grew up in Henderson County, the son of the late Ernest D. and Helen Lavern Hampton Cagle. He graduated from Sardis High School and worked at Salant and Salant Manufacturing in Parsons for a few years. He began his career in Law Enforcement with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department. He married Judy Hill in 1984 and they made their home in Henderson. He began working with the City of Henderson Police Department in 1988, where he had been for 21 years. He was currently serving as Captain of the Department. He was a member of the Bumpus Harley Davidson Motorcycle Club in Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Judy Kaye Hill Cagle of Henderson; a son, Darrell Cagle of Decaturville; two daughters, Tabatha Bates (Marlin) of Springhill and Sonya Hickman (Ray Young) of Henderson; five grandchildren, Emily Cagle, Kristen Cagle, Dylan Bates, and Dallas and Ray Young, IV; three brothers, Joe Cagle of Savannah, Danny Cagle of Scotts Hill and Gerald Cagle of Reagan; four sisters, Judy Ivey of Decaturville, Cathy Attaway of Reagan, and Paulette Franks and Janice Robbins, both of Savannah. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Dec. 17, 2009

James B. ‘Jim’ Wallace Date of Death – Dec. 8, 2009 James B. “Jim” Wallace, 71, formerly of Chester County, died at his home in Houston, Texas, Dec. 8, 2009. Funeral services were held Dec. 15 at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel in Houston. Burial followed at Brookside Memorial Park. Mr. Wallace grew up and attended school in Chester County, graduating from CCHS in 1956. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force before becoming a pilot for Delta Airlines. He retired in 1997 as a captain. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Houston and worked with the Gideons. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Jean Thompson Wallace; two daughters, Mary Lynne Wallace and Sharon Shackleford (Bill) of Houston; a son, Jimmy Wallace (Sueannah) of Houston; two granddaughters, Angela Shackleford and Falon Wallace; one grandson, Conrad Bowden of Houston; two sisters, Jean Coady (Neal) and Ann Bailey (Lance); and two brothers, Harold Wallace (Louise) and Charles Wallace (Gayle). He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewain and Audrey Melton Wallace, and a sister, Mary Nell Lumpkins. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Dec. 17, 2009

Sue Lee Wells Miller Date of Death – Dec. 11, 2009 Sue Lee Wells Miller, 94, of Henderson, died Dec. 11, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. A private family grave service was held Dec. 13 at New Friendship Cemetery with Bro. Ronnie Sells officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Miller was born in Clinton, Ky., and reared in Chester County, the daughter of the late Charlie William and Minnie Ann Belany Wells. She graduated from Chester County High School and went to nursing school at Mercy Hospital at Davenport, Iowa. She married Forrest Glen Miller and they made their home in Memphis, where she worked at Baptist Hospital Central on the psychiatric floor for many years and at GartleyRamsey Psychiatric Hospital. She later worked as a private duty nurse until her retirement. She was a member of the Bellevue Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Nellie Miller Cooper (Bill) of Bartlett; and four grandchildren, Chris (Steve) Martin, Kaye Cooper, Mark Cooper and Phillip (Patricia) Cooper; and five great-grandchildren, McKensie, Cooper, and Molly Martin, and Carter and Carrington Cooper. She was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Miller of Memphis and Billy Eugene White of Henderson; and six siblings, Valera Hamilton, Alma Wilson, Zelma Wardell, Buren Wells, Owen Wells and Bishop Wells. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Dec. 17, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Perception What or who determines when an individual or group fits in? By what measurement do some individuals or groups decide that another is an outsider? As a teenager, I was an extreme introvert. I was very quiet and shy, and not at all outgoing. Perhaps this was in part a contributing factor in my lack of interest in sports publicly. I played baseball and hockey in the community where I lived. I even tried out for football when I was very young. At the time, I did not weigh enough and consequently did not make the tryouts. As a youth, I was not a part of the in crowd, I was not depressed, nor did I despise my existence, or think my life was a hopeless case. I remember the Columbine school massacre, which occurred on April 20, 1999. It is the fourth worst in U.S. history after Bath school disaster of 1927; Virginia Tech of 2007 and the University of Texas of 1966. Two boys opened fired upon students and teachers beginning in the cafeteria. We learned afterwards from their various writings their perception was they were outcasts, left out of so many fun things and they hated their life. This perceived reality resulted in a horrific day of grief in our nation’s history. What depth of pain two people lived silently beneath the surface, that later developed into immense sorrow for others. Maybe we should take more time to get to know others around us, and allow them to get to know us as well. Trying to understand others from their perspective, even if we do not agree, may help in easing tension underneath the surface, and avert a crisis. Here are resources that may be of help to you: 1 Peter 5:7; Galatians 6:2; “People In Crisis” by Lee Ann Hoff. Sunrise is sponsored by Shackelford Corporation, www.shackelfordfuneraldirctors.com

Beating the holiday blues For many people, the holiday season is a time for visiting friends, exchanging gifts and simply enjoying the hustle and bustle of shopping malls and seasonal festivities. But for others, the season is not so blissful, especially during tough economic times. It is not uncommon for people to feel down, low, and without energy, suffering from a condition labeled the “holiday blues.” Unlike other forms of depression, the “holiday blues” last only a brief period of time, usually surfacing around Thanksgiving and continuing through New Year’s Day. Three main factors contribute to the onset of holiday depression: Relationships. People often feel alone or isolated during the holidays for different reasons including separation from loved ones or a loss of family members or friends. Family issues can often intensify during the holiday season, often times bringing on unwanted conflict. These relationship triggers can also be accompanied by unresolved grief or anger. Also, as people age, they may start feeling more alone as they look back and remember past holidays shared with family and friends. Finances. Purchasing gifts, traveling and attending holiday parties may put a larger dent in the pocket book during the holidays than at other times of the year. During the holiday season, these increased financial expectations may cause individuals to feel unwanted stress. Economic conditions, including the state of the real estate market and high unemployment rates, are added concerns. Physical Demands. Physical stress may be increased by events such as shopping at crowded malls, preparing large dinners, and attending multiple holiday events. People often ignore their healthy lifestyle habits this time of year by indulging in high-calorie holiday foods, neglecting their normal exercise routine, and not attending to personal needs for rest and sleep. Here are some useful tips to more healthfully cope with the holiday as the season begins to unfold: • Eat a healthy diet and, if drinking alcohol, do so only in moderation. • Exercise and get plenty of rest. • Implement a budget that is reasonable and preplanned. • Ask for the support of friends and family, or seek community and volunteer opportunities. • Relax and let others share some of the responsibilities for holiday tasks. “One key thing to remember is that, if feelings of the blues, sadness, or anxiety persist past the holiday season, please consider contacting a mental health expert or agency as soon as possible as you may be dealing with a more serious condition that should be addressed,” stated Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Virginia Trotter Betts. “This year is especially tough for so many people due to the downturn of the economy. It is so important not to overspend, to set a budget, and chose only gifts within your means. The gift of yourself and spending time with others is really what is meaningful for all.”

Free Food Pantry A free food pantry is set up for the needy only from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, at Montezuma United Methodist Church. Take Hwy. 45 South from Henderson, turn right on Montezuma Road (across from Estes Church of Christ), the church is located three miles on the right. Drive around to the back of the church. Due to overwhelming response, the requirements for baskets are: Must be Chester County resident; picture ID for all adults; SS cards for the household; proof of address, household income, custody for children; verification of children’s ages; your actual utility or rental bill; proof of household monthly expenses and loss/crisis (layoff notice or doctors’ excuse); DL may be required. For those who don’t have transportation, call 608-1038 or 695-9497.

Early bird service The Henderson Church of Christ worship hour is carried over WFHU 91.5 at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. The program includes recorded acappella singing, prayer, scripture reading, and a live sermon.

Prayer requests For

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


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Santa makes appearances in Henderson In spite of the busy holiday season, Santa has made several appearances in Henderson recently, from eating breakfast at Clayton Bank and Trust, hanging out at the town Gazebo and visiting with elves-in-training at the FHU Associates event. With each appearance, children were assured of three things: Santa is watching; Santa is listening; and Santa believes in children.

Clayton Bank and Trust Breakfast with Santa

Photos by Holly Roeder, Independent

FHU Associates Elf Workshop

Jackson Knoell goes over the fine details of his Christmas wish list with Santa at Clayton Bank and Trust Saturday morning during their annual Breakfast with Santa.

A young elf in training samples his freshly decorated cookie at the FHU Associates Elf Workshop Saturday morning.

Above: Jerome Thomas, Jr. poses for the camera with Mrs. Claus and his Auntie Vicki at Clayton Bank and Trust’s Breakfast with Santa Saturday morning. Haven Hope carefully cuts handprint antlers for a reindeer ornament while Mom Heather supervises.

Above right: Dad, Shannon Moses, arranges his children for a photo with Santa. From left are Harlee, Hamilton and Adelyn.

Homes needed by Christmas

Story time was a favorite among those who attended the FHU Associates’ Elf Workshop Saturday morning. Pictured, children listen intently as an animated Mrs. Claus reads a special story about her other half.

Female puppy • Adorable • Seeking long-term relationship • Meet me under the Mistletoe

Henderson City Animal Control currently has six dogs available for adoption, including three young puppies. Also awaiting adoption are the two lab-mixes and beagle from an earlier Dec. edition of the Independent. Due to the city’s animal control euthanasia policy, all dogs held at the facility have a limited time to find a home. These dogs must be adopted no later than Wednesday, Dec. 23, prior to the facility closing for the Christmas holiday. The adoption fee is $35, $25 of which is refundable upon confirmation of having your pet spayed or neutered following adoption. The other $10 covers vaccinations at Henderson Animal Clinic. If you would like to give any of these pets a home, call 989-4628 for more information.

Male puppy • Great stocking stuffer • Seeking forever family • Cuddle buddy Adopt me now just in time for your Christmas Card photos

Abby Sells, 3, receives assistance from Miley Cyrus as she creates a Christmas craft masterpiece.


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Holiday enjoyment

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Holiday fun and excitement is taking place all over the county as the countdown to Christmas continues. Clayton Bank and Trust held a Christmas Open House Thursday at their main branch in Henderson. Cider, finger foods, and fellowship encouraged downtown visitors to come in from the cold.

Lions Club News The Chester County Lions enjoyed a nice Christmas Dinner Dec. 7 in lieu of their regular meeting. Spouses and friends were invited to participate with the Lions. At the festive party, two awards were given. Lion Anthony Buttrum presented the honor of the Melvin Jones Fellow to Lion David Jackson. The Melvin Jones Fellow is an award presented by the

reining Fellows in the club. It is named after Lions Club International Founder Melvin Jones. Lion Jackson is renowned in the club for all his volunteerism. He is also known as the “grill master” and maker of our fabulous snow cone syrup. A former King Lion, Jackson is a most deserving recipient. Lion John Cole presented the Lion of the

Year award to Lion Jerry Lowe. All club members vote on this annual presentation. Lion Lowe often works behind the scenes to make events successful. He serves as the chairman of the eye screenings in the schools each year, planning and making sure everything goes smoothly. Lowe serves as a county commissioner in Chester County. Lowe was also

Lion John Cole, left, presented the Lion of the Year award to Lion Jerry Lowe at the Lions’ Dec. 7 Christmas Dinner. Also pictured is King Lion Bob Brown.

Lion David Jackson, center, was honored with the Melvin Jones Fellow award by the Chester County Lions Club Dec. 7. The award was presented by Lion Anthony Buttrum, left. Also pictured is King Lion Bob Brown.

Lion Lenita Powers was recently inducted into the Chester County Lions Club. She was sponsored by Donna Broyles. Pictured are, from left, Lions Broyles, Powers, John Cole, and King Lion Bob Brown.

recognized for all his mowing and bush hogging at the fairgrounds/horse show arena—always with his own equipment, time, and fuel. Thanks for your service, Lion Lowe! Lion Lenita Powers was inducted into the club. Lion Donna Broyles sponsored Powers’ membership. Lion John Cole conducted the induction ceremony. We are glad that Lion Powers is part of our club. A memorial table was set up commemorating the passing of three Lions in 2009—Melburn Connor, Carlton Morton, and Houston Carroll. The meal was catered by Lion Katrina Vince and her crew. It was delicious! Lion Mark Barber led the group in a fun gift swap game called The Wright Family Christmas.


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Fred’s gives back to local emergency teams

Austin named Firefighter of the Year Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

Joe Austin was named the Henderson City Firefighter of the Year at the annual fire department dinner last Tuesday night. The honor is rewarded to a volunteer firefighter who goes above and beyond what is expected. Presenting the award is Lt. Derek Holloway.

Each year since 2002, Fred’s Hometown Discount Stores have commemorated the fallen heroes of 9/11 through a fundraiser for the emergency teams that serve their store locations. The campaign was successful again this year, and Fred’s is donating a total chainwide of more than $314,803 to local emergency teams across their regions. Fred’s stores sold ‘Hero Hats’ for $1 each with all proceeds going to selected emergency teams around store locations. In addition, all operating profits from store sales on Sept. 11 were

donated. “Hero Hats” are personal signs that customers pay $1 to sign and hang in the window of their Fred’s store in visible support of their emergency teams. District managers in each market select the designated emergency organizations, generally the response teams who would come to the store in the event of an emergency. Since the promotion began in 2002, Fred’s has raised and donated more than $1.6 million dollars for local fire, police, and sheriff departments. “This is our way each

year of saying thank you to the men and women who put their lives at risk every day to protect our lives and property,” said Ursula Roman, Fred’s marketing director. We hope the emergency teams found it rewarding to pass by a store and see all of those “Hero Hats” hanging in the window in their honor.” Fred’s, Inc. operates 669 discount general merchandise stores, including 24 franchised Fred’s stores at year-end. For more information about the Company, visit Fred’s website at www.fredsinc.com.

HFD honors long-serving volunteers Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

Ronnie Bargas and David Novak, left to right, were each honored at the Henderson City Fire Department’s annual dinner for 20 years of service as a volunteer firefighter. Novak remarked, “It seems like just yesterday I stopped by to find out about being a volunteer. It just seemed like something I could do for my community.”

Chester is among counties to receive federal farm assistance Chester County is among 16 Tennessee counties to receive federal assistance due to excessive rain and flooding that occurred in September and October. Gov. Phil Bredesen announced Friday, Chester, Hardeman, Lauderdale, McNairy, Shelby, Bradley, Cumberland, Hamilton, Macon, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Smith, Trousdale and Wilson were among the areas designated as primary disaster areas. “Farming is challenging enough without the added uncertainty of weather. This disaster designation will be important for helping farmers who have experienced significant crop losses this year due to heavy rains,” said Bredesen in a news release. “I’m pleased that USDA has responded so promptly to my request.” The designation makes farmers in these counties eligible to apply for assistance, including emergency loans and supplemental farm payments, through their local USDA Farm Service Agency.

Also qualifying as secondary, adjoining disaster counties are Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, and Tipton in west Tennessee. Farmers in affected counties have reported crop losses ranging from 20 to 50 percent for major crops including corn, soybeans, cotton and tobacco. Some counties reported receiving record rainfall of as much as 10 to 12 inches during what are normally the driest months of the year. Although USDA is projecting significantly higher yields for most major Tennessee crops as com-

pared to the previous two drought years, the heavy rains have hurt both crop yields and quality because of rotting, mold and other disease problems. Farmers have also reported losses for hay, pumpkins and other specialty crops. Statewide, harvest this year was three to four weeks behind the fiveyear average due to the unusually wet weather according to the Tennessee Field office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. For the latest information on the state’s crop harvest, visit www.nass.usda.gov/tn.

Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

Henderson City Fire Chief Glen Bryan and Lieutenant Greg Lipford accept a check from Fred’s manager Ray Souther, following the store’s local 9/11 and “Hero Hats” fundraiser. Henderson City Police Department also benefited from the fundraiser. In the spirit of Fred’s hometown fundraising policy, what is raised here, stays here.


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Thomas to have uniform retired at CCHS Monday All former players offered free admission A former Chester County High School athlete will receive the ultimate honor from her school. Bianca Thomas, a two-time Miss Basketball in the state of Tennessee, will have her uniform retired by the school between games of a doubleheader at 6 p.m. Monday against Scotts Hill. All former Chester County High basketball players will be admitted free to the contest. Thomas played for CCHS from

the fall of 2001 to 2006, helping the Eaglettes to three regional titles, two state tournament appearances and the 2005 state championship. She is the all-time leading scorer at Chester County High School in five-on-five fullcourt basketball, male or female, with 2,776 points. She also owns the girls five-on-five single game scoring record with 45 points. Thomas is currently a senior member of the University of

Mississippi women’s basketball team and has scored more than 1,000 points for the Lady Rebels, and is one of the school’s all-time leaders in three-point shots made. She scored 25 points with four three-pointers Sunday against Ohio State. Last season she was voted to the All Southeastern Conference first team, and is on the watch list for the 2010 national player of the year.

CCHS Eagles and Eaglettes post first wins of season

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Jake Greenway saw an open lane to the bucket and raced for two of his nine points in the Eagles’ first victory of the season, a 59-44 triumph over Hardin County.

Chris Gilbert scored 22 and Will Jones 10 as the Chester County Eagles got their first basketball victory of the season, defeating Hardin County 59-44 Dec. 8 at Eagle Gym. Friday at Jackson, the Eaglettes also picked up their first win, pounding Jackson-Central Merry 55-20. Trailing 5-2 early in the first period, the Eagles ran off 10 unanswered points. Then after the Tigers scored the first five points of the second quarter, the Eagles ran away with the game by scoring the last 19 points of the first half to build a 31-12 lead. CCHS helped their own cause in the second period with zero turnovers. Jake Greenway of the Eagles scored eight of his nine points in the fourth period on a two-fer and two three-pointers. Wesley Woods also added nine, all coming in the first half. Unofficially, the Eagles shot 45 percent

from the field to only 27 percent by the visitors. Hardin County hit 10 three-point shots, and only seven twos. The Eaglettes were not as fortunate against Hardin County, giving up several easy baskets early in the game and falling to the Lady Tigers 56-47. Dee Dee Jones led CCHS with 10 points, hitting four of six field goal tries and two free throws. Fell behind by as many as 21 points in the first half, but gradually clawed their way back into the game, out-scoring Hardin County in each of the final two periods. shot 34 percent from the field to 49 percent for the victors. Turnovers were again a program for the Eaglettes who coughed up the ball 17 times to only nine for the Lady Tigers. Hardin County scored 21 points off CCHS turnovers. Friday in Jackson, the Eaglettes led from the outset in their victory over JCM. Jones had a

near perfect night shooting the basketball, hitting six of seven field goal tries and 10 of 11 free throw attempts for 22 points. Couch added 15. As a team the Eaglettes shot 30 percent from the field to only 18 percent for the hosts. CCHS had 46 rebounds to 34 for JCM, and forced 23 floor mistakes by the host team. Jones led the Eaglettes with 14 rebounds. Myonni Alexander had six steals and three assists. Gilbert scored 13 for the Eagles who fell to the undefeated Cougars 7428. High School Basketball Girls, Dec. 8 at Eagle Gym Hardin Co. 20-18- 8-10=56 Chester Co. 7-14-10-16=47 HC – Carnesha Bradley 15, Amanda Henson 12, Madison Bishop 10, Plunk 8, Robinson 8, Roser 3. CC – Dee Dee Jones 10, Alexander 9, Rhodes 7, Couch 7, Miskelly 4, Sims 4, Hart 3, Lockett 3.

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Lee beats Freed Lions by two, FHU’s third straight setback In a series where overtime games are common, it took a pair of misses on Freed-Hardeman’s final possession to keep another one from happening. Down two with possession and playing for the final shot, the Lions missed twice to enable Lee University to escape with a 68-66 win at the Sports Center on Friday night. The loss is the third

straight for No. 16 FreedHardeman (7-4), while Lee (8-4) wins its fourth consecutive game. The first half saw seven ties and nine lead changes, with Lee taking a 29-27 lead into the break. The Flames made a pair of three-pointers to extend their lead to eight points early in the second half, but FHU went on a 13-4 run to take a 40-39 lead at the 14:53 mark.

However, Lee answered with a 13-2 run of its own to open the largest lead of the game at 52-42 with 10:04 to play. The Flames maintained a 10-point lead for the next three minutes and never trailed the rest of the game, though the Lions certainly had their chances. The Lions pounded the ball inside, using points in See LIONS, Page 2-B

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Myonni Alexander of CCHS drives against Hardin County at Eagle Gym Dec. 8.

Neal wins 400th victory at FHU

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Freed-Hardeman’s Zack Frey battles for a rebound with Lee’s Chad James, right, and Josh Nofflet during their contest Friday at the FHU Sports Center.

The 400th win of Freed-Hardeman women’s basketball coach Dale Neal’s tenure was a bit anticlimactic. The NAIA No. 7ranked Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions opened the game on a 19-4 run and cruised to a 76-37 win over NCAA Division II Lane College at the McDonald’s Classic at Bethel University on Friday afternoon. The win gave FHU head coach Dale Neal his 400th at the helm of the Freed-Hardeman program, which he took over in 1994. In his 16 years, the Lady Lions have failed to win 20 games only once. FHU (10-1) controlled the boards, particularly in the first half where the Lady Lions pulled down 34 rebounds as Lane shot just 18 percent from the field. Freed-Hardeman See FHU, Page 2-B

Cross is Player of the Week The TranSouth Athletic Conference has selected FreedHardeman University’s Jana Cross as the Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 13. It is the second time this season Cross has been honored by the conference. Cross, a 5-10 senior forward from Loretto, nearly averaged a double-double for the week in two wins for the Lady Lions. In a 101-58 win over Tennessee Temple, Cross recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 26 points and 10 rebounds. She followed with a 14point, nine-rebound performance in just 23 minutes against Lane

JANA CROSS College later in the week. For the week, Cross averaged 20 points, 9.5 rebounds, two assists, and 1.5 steals per game. She shot 71.4 percent (15-21) from the field and 77 percent (10-13) from the foul line. The Lady Lions are 101 overall and are currently ranked No. 7 in the first regular season NAIA Women’s Basketball Division 1 poll.


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You Can Play Better Golf

The Rules of Golf Rules 12 and 13 Rule 12 gives us the ground rules for search and identification of your golf ball. A couple of key points - you are responsible for marking and identifying your ball, failure to do so could subject you playing a wrong ball and the penalties for such action. During play of a hole you are entitled to mark and lift your ball to identify it, while doing so you may not clean your ball or improve your lie. If your ball ends up in a hazard, there is no penalty for playing a wrong ball from that hazard. Additionally, you may move, rake or probe to locate a ball in a hazard as long as you do not improve your lie or line of

JIM MERRY play or test the hazard in any way. Rule 13 is the ‘Golden Rule’ of golf. 13-1 says ‘The ball must be played as it lies, except as otherwise provided in the Rules.’ Most casual golf is played using ‘preferred lies’ or ‘winter rules’ which allows for an element of enjoyment to the game. I would argue that

golf is fun any way you wish to play. Those that choose to play the ball ‘UP’ are only penalized when they are required to play the ball ‘DOWN’ in tournaments. Playing the ball ‘DOWN’ requires you to analyze your situation more precisely. As a result, you must make the necessary adjustments for playing the ball from a less than ideal position. Playing in the prescribed fashion also adds dimension and skill to your game. You will learn to play shots that you once thought were impossible. Try it sometime with your friends and see how much fun it is to face a tough challenge and succeed. You can read each of these rules in your rules book or online at USGA.org. If you have any specific questions about the Rules of Golf, please contact your PGA

professional or give me a call at 731-925-0439, I’ll be glad to help you solve your rules questions. Email me at pgajim@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Rules Quiz’ your name and answer to the following question. Correct answers will be entered into a drawing for complimentary greens fees for four players at Chickasaw Golf Course. A player’s ball is playable on the bank in a water hazard. While waiting to play, he spots an abandoned ball at the edge of the water in the same water hazard and touches the water with his club when he retrieves the ball. A The player is penalized two strokes B There is no penalty C The player is penalized one stroke D In match play, the player loses the hole

Hoop Shoot winners Submitted photo

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finished the game with 57 rebounds, one shy of its season high. Freed-Hardeman, which led 46-12 at halftime, placed four players in double figures led by Meribeth Boehler’s 18 points. Hannah Parsley had 15 while Jana Cross and Whitney Johnson added 14 and 10 points respectively. The game marked the first meeting between the two teams since Jan. 30, 1993.

the paint and free throws to cut into Lee’s lead. FHU slowly chipped away over the game’s final seven minutes and had a chance to tie after Zack Frey made a shot from the right block and was fouled to make it a 67-66 game with 24 seconds left. Frey missed the free throw, however, his only miss from the line in the half, and the Flames went to the line themselves where Josh Nofflet made one-of-two with 20 sec-

onds, meaning FHU still had a chance to send the game to overtime. Ken Bingham’s baseline jumper was off the mark and Vincent Barnes’ attempt at a putback bounced off the rim. FHU managed to regain possession near Lee’s basket with five-tenths of a second remaining, but Jesse Moulton’s inbounds pass flew over the top of the backboard. Bingham led all scorers with 23 points while Frey added 20. Bingham and Frey combined to shoot 21 of the Lions’ 23 free throws. The going gets no easi-

er for Freed-Hardeman, which travels Dec. 19 to Florida Southern College, the No. 3 team in NCAA Division II.

Clarissa Croom, top, and Sylena Johnson are two of the age group winners in the recent Elks Hoop Shoot competition. Croom won in the girls’ age 1213 division, and Johnson won in the age 8-9 division. They will compete Saturday in the next round at Trenton.

Winter softball camp Is Dec. 22-23 at Martin The University of Tennessee at Martin will host its annual winter softball clinic from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dec. 22-23 at the Elam Center in Martin. UTM coaches and present and former players will serve as camp instructors. The main emphasis will be individual hit-

ting and pitching, as well as work ethic, and mental attitude. Cost is $75 per camper, or $85 after Dec. 13. For more information, call 731881-7162, or email dcanary@utm.edu. Applications can also be found on the web at www.utmsports.com.

Winter Prospect Camp Is Dec. 28-29 at Martin Registration for the Skyhawks Baseball Winter Prospect Camp at the University of Tennessee at Martin is now in progress. Head baseball coach Bubba Cates and assistant Brad Goss will conduct a two-

day pitching and catching camp, and a two-day hitting camp. Both are for high school prospects. Registration fee is $75 for each camp. For more information, email Goss at bgoss@utm.edu, or call 731-881-7337.

Chester County Junior High Basketball Date Opponent Jan. 4 Selmer Jan. 7 Decatur County Jan. 11 Lexington Jan. 14 Hardin County Jan. 25-28 Best of the West

Location Selmer Parsons Henderson Savannah Parsons

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

Chester County High School Basketball Schedule Date Opponent Dec. 18 Bolivar Central Dec. 21 Scotts Hill Dec. 22 Madison Magnet Jan. 5 McNairy Central Jan. 8 Lexington Jan. 12 Fayette-Ware Jan. 15 Liberty Tech Jan. 19 Jackson Cent. Merry Jan. 22 South Side Jan. 26 Bolivar Central Jan. 29 McNairy Central

Location Bolivar Eagle Gym Jackson Eagle Gym Lexington Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Jackson Eagle Gym Selmer

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Kirtiss Brown of Freed-Hardeman drives to the basket around Lee’s Caleb Skogen Friday at the Sports Center.

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Freed-Hardeman University Baskeball Date Opponent Location Time Dec. 19 Florida Southern (m) Lakeland, Fla. 7:30 Hoop U Surf Classic, Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 20-21 Dec. 20 Pacific (w) Honolulu, Hawaii 4:00 Dec. 21 William Carey (w) Honolulu, Hawaii 8:00 Jan. 7 Blue Mountain Sports Center 6/8 Jan. 9 Cumberland Lebanon 2/4 Jan. 11 Lambuth (m) Jackson 7:00 Jan. 16 Union Sports Center 2/4 Jan. 18 Trevecca Naz. Nashville 6/8 Jan. 21 Martin Methodist Pulaski 6/8 Jan. 23 Mid-Continent Sports Center 2/4 Jan. 28 Lyon Batesville, Ark. 6/8 Jan. 30 Bethel Sports Center 2/4 Feb. 1 Lambuth (m) Sports Center 7:00 Feb. 4 Blue Mountain Blue Mtn., Miss. 6/8 Feb. 6 Cumberland Sports Center 2/4 Feb. 13 Union Jackson 2/4

CCHS Three-point shots: HC – Bradley 2, Plunk 2, Roser. CC – Rhodes, Alexander, Couch. Records: HC – 4-1. CC – 0-6. Boys Hardin Co. 7- 5-11-21=44 Chester Co. 12-19-11-17=59 HC – Michael Davis 13, Hunter Petty 14, Taylor LaRue 11, Eaves 4, Jerrolds 2. CC – Chris Gilbert 22, Will

Jones 10, Greenway 9, Woods 9, Cavaness 4, C. Phelps 2, T. Phelps 2, Turner 1. Three-point shots: HC – Petty 4, Davis 3, Larue 2.CC – Greenway 2, Jones 2, Gilbert. Records: HC – 0-5 CC – 1-5. Girls, Dec. 11 at Jackson Chester Co. 22-17-8-8=55 Jackson C-M 7- 5-3-5=20 CC – Dee Dee Jones 22, Tamacha Couch 15, Alexander 8, Swope 3, Rhodes 3, Miskelly 2, Sims 2. JCM – Not available. Three-point shots: CC –

Couch 23, Rhodes. JCM – 2. Records: CC – 1-6. JCM – 0-7. Boys Chester Co. 6-12- 5- 5=28 Jackson C-M 17-22-20-15=74 CC – Chris Gilbert 13, Woods 7, Jones 4, Phelps 3, Johnson 1. JCM – Lynwood 17, Windom 17, Person 7, Wood 6,fuller 6, Key 5, Sullivan 4, Wynn 2, Fason 2, McNeil 2, reed 2. Three-point shots: CC – Gilbert 2, Phels. JCM – wood 2, Windom, Key, Person. Records: CC – 1-6. JCM – 9-0.


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Chester County schools recently released the names of students named to the honor roll. These students were named to the honor roll for the second six-week period of the 2009-2010 school year. East Chester Elementary First Grade, All A’s Klayton B. Acred, Azaria C. Atkins, Trinity M. Barnes, Rylee J. Brewer, Evan W. Brunning, Shawn L. Carter, Gavin D. Cermak, Mackenzie A. Clark, Dalton A. Colbert, Molly R. Connor, Blaize C. Deere, Ambria P. Dunn, Kale T. Epperson, Lauren M. Hall, Riley S. Haltom, William C. Hatch, Rachel G. Hibbett, Hallie K. Hickman, Annafaith J. Howell, Brooklyn M. Howell, Mia E. Hurst, Megan B. Ingle, Chloe L. Jones, Mandee M. Kehler, Eli G. Newsom, Kingsley K. Okure, Makayla L. Pickett, Presley Rhodes, Byron J. Salvador, Ashtyn P. Smith, Maelyn E. Stout, Lauren N. Talbott, Faith M. Taylor, Jackson Taylor, Tori A. Trice, Joshua P. Wade, Khloe G. Weaver, Jordayn S. White, Madelyn C. Wilson. All A’s And B’s Matthew V. Adkins, Jamisson J. Aleman, Melina B. Alexander, Caleb J. Arnold, Davante M. Arnold, Nadia M. Boyd, Braden T. Buckley, Lorenzo L. Bufford, Tevin D. Chadwick, Patricia A. Cooper, Mary M. Crawley, Avery M. Croom, Aimee S. Dotson, Alexander M. Finch, Tamia C. Gillam, Cheyenne S. Grimes, Chasity M. Harper, Colby B. King, Ireland M. Knight, Alexus V. Malone, Zander J. Parker, Naim Perez, Zachery T. Pitts, Bryce D. Pritchard, Roselyn N. Roberts, Kendall B. Rushing, Kendalyn K. Shipman, Treasure L. Thaxton, Rilee K. Vest, Thomas L. Wells, Shelby L. Wilson, Jastein L. Young. Second Grade, All A’s William D. Acred, Alexander Arnold, Austin R. Arnold, Andrew R. Black, Tyler J. Blackwood, Griffin C. Bracall, Hanna E. Charles, Jacob C. Collins, Jacob E. Cooksey, Kaitlyn M. Crumley, Kendyl B. Davidson, Eli J. Davis, Kayla D. Flatt, Hillary D. Foxx, Daniel W. Geiger, Noah C. Griffin, Seneca S. Hall, Brady A. Helton, Matthew E. Johnson, Sara K. Kerr, Madlyn N. Maples, Makenzie E. Matthews, Hollins M. McCarty, Lillie E. McCarver, Leslie N. McMahan, Presley C. Melson, Clark C. Mickens, Blake F. Norvell, Alexia B. Novak, Samuel P. Phillips, I’Tavia A. Pritchard, Frank S. Pulse, Kaylea M. Smith, Matthew A. Smith, Shelby K. Snyder, Sydney T. Thompson, Destinee L. Trice, Charles A. Tucker, Mary K. Walker, Laura E. Welch, Samuel M. Wite, Mason L. Williams, Mekenze R. Wilson, Ty E. Wilson, Cheyannah D. Woofter, Ryan C. Yarber, Hunter C. Young. All A’s And B’s Evan M. Allen, Mason T. Anderson, Jertavis D. Arnold, Austyn M. Carlock, Shelby N. Carpenter, Madeline A. Clayton, Hailey Y. Dancy, Eli T. Drieling, Makinley F. Eaton, Myah B. Luttrell, Jacob A. Neisler, Antonio Pierre, Ashanti N. Posey, Rachel M. Redden, Jonathan S. Rees, Caesar A. Rivers, Andrew K. Saylor, Hannah M. Shepardson, Malik Taylor, Amanda S. Ward, Garret L. Weekley, John N. Weeks, David A. White, Gerome J. White, Joshua C. Wiggins, Samone D. Williams, Jacob R. Willis, Makayla L. Wilson. Third Grade, All A’s Peyton T. Anderson, Erin A. Barham, Kyler L. Barnes, Misty A. Conaway, Isaac D. Ellis, Daniel C. England, Abigail G. Epperson, Dakota L. Frye, Taylor E. Geary, Sarah F. Hardee, Dylan L. Haynes, Taylor M. Henley, Bradley Q. Holloway, Lucy J. Johnson, Emily K. Marbrey, Haley C. Mays, Madison M. McCormick, Kendra C. Mills, Mia N. Osterman, Cade D. Petty, William D. Pirtle, Jesse D. Pulse, Taylor A. Reynolds, Desiree Rodriguez, Chesney Scarbrough, Mac F. Shelton, David M. Showers, Brianna J. Weber, Bridget E. Weldon, Jacarius T. Williams, Sydney L. Wilson. All A’s And B’s Alexis M. Boggs, Christopher Brewer, Jannah B. Brittain, Joshua T. Chalker, River D. Clayton, Yiana S. Cohen, Rheanna S. Colbert, Dalton W. Cole, Jacob B. Dickerson, Chase H. Dyer, Seth O. Frye, John D. Hancock, Lyndie A. Hickman, Tessa L. Hinson, Allie Humphry, Hayden M. Jenkins, Hayley D. Juneau, Logan T. Kehler, James W. Maness, Amaya P. Mickens, Leeann P. Middleton, Griffin Montgomery, Brandon W. Pruett, Thomas J. Rash, Abigail E. Rees, Rachel L. Talbott, Tanner R. Thompson, Breauna A. Tole, Grayson M. Vest, Hannah C., Watkins, Emilee S. Weaver, Jennifer Xiao. West Chester Elementary First Grade, All A’s Hailey A. Arnold, Gregory T. Beaver, Triston L. Bennett, Jillian R. Brown, Joshua R. Burns, Ethan R. Coley, Ava C. Cox, Veronica M. Dix, Lauren A. Donaldson, Alina F. Greene, Emma G. Greene, Jocelyn E. Hall, Hailey F. Hess, Morgan K. Holman, Madison C. Hopper, Alysia M. James, Alyana G. Jones, Chance H. King, Peyton R. King, Makala A. Marin, Mary K. Miller, Haley L. Oliver, John A. Patterson, Nicholas T. Rhodes, Brienna L. Rowland, Trenton A. Sweeney, Michael Tarczynski,

Aaliyah F. Terry, Briley C. Thomas, Aaron J. Wilbanks, Tyler C. Wilbanks, Christopher Wilson, Hasting P. Woody. All A’s And B’s Matthew T. Ayers, Mary G. Bolton, William R. Brown, Colby A. Bustamante, Dalton B. Hall, Austin A. Hannah, Emerald C. Haynie, Barry C. Hopper, Carley P. Hughes, Harley L. Hughes, Destyni A. Hutchins, Brianna M. Landers, Sydnie N. Quarles, Hope M. Robinson, Travis T. Smith, Sophia A. Thomas, Cynthia A. Tomlinson, Valor J. Velasquez, Xander B. White. Second Grade, All A’s Santanna M. Adkins, Megan O. Arnold, Roger B. Arnold, Alaina S. Cooper, Tiffany J. Decker, Leighanne R. Dugger, Whitney B. Faulkner, Alayna M. Felker, Kaylin P. Garner, Emma C. Griffin, Christopher McDaniel, Tyler J. Meek, Mikaela K. Slayton, Hannah N. Stephens, Jackson W. Thomas, Malik T. Thomas, Camden T. Wooley. All A’s And B’s Emerald A. Anderson, Glendon A. Austin, Zachary B. Belew, Jayden I. Bendall, Brittany M. Bond, Mackenzie L. Bullock, Calueb A. Burlison, Katelyn G. Bushart, Hannah J. Cooper, Tyler G. Crowe, Tyler A. Frye, Adryen Z. Kaneer, Joshua R. Krueger, Audrah L. Lott, Logan T. Mayo, Camden G. Meals, Hannah M. Moore, Benson K. Needham, Savannah M. Newman, Chloe M. Perkins, Brenan A. Porter, Kamden T. Rhodes, Asa C. Sanders, Mackenzie L. Smith, Kyle C. Thomas, Ashton M. Thomson, Austin C. Warren, Christian Williamson, Kenneth F. Wilson, Andrew L. Wood. Third Grade, All A’s Jacob D. Brasher, Presley G. Connor, Jessica D. Jones, Rachel E. Jordan, Austin R. King, Anthony D. Moody, Georgia C. Walker, Nicholas T. Wallis. All A’s And B’s Abbey L. Allen, Anna E. Beaver, Zachary A. Brown, Alexandria N. Dove, Faith A. Fesmire, Jakob R. Henry, Riley P. Kimpel, Lauren E. Lofton, Hannah M. Metcalfe, Blair A. Mims, Michael D. Moody, Bryce L. Morris, Alexander J. Sanders, Calvin G. Sides, Lanie M. Street, Zachary L. Thomas, Aurora L. Tidwell, Milyn E. White, Hannah G. Wooley. Jacks Creek Elementary First Grade, All A’s Jean L. Franklin, Luzali K. Gonzalez, Megan E. Greenway, Scyan E. Kaneer, Rayna M. Lynch, Madison E. Melton, Lindsey M. Miller, Mackinley S. Moore, Anna N. Moylan, Luke J. Noles, Raamiah Pattenaude, Danielle E. Reeves, Mary G. Shiers, Ethan A. Termuhlen, Christian T. Trice, Austin W. Vest, Emily E. Wood. All A’s And B’s Marilyn O. Crum, Kayla N. Emerson, Case L. Evans, Gabrielle L. Frazier, Hunter C. Harwell, Scarlet JohnsonLehr, Joseph H. Martin, Abagail N. Pickett, Chastity E. Pusser, Alayna P. Schafer, Matiann M. Smith, Hayden L. Tucker. Second Grade, All A’s Kayden L. Azevedo, Christopher Canaday, Melea D. Colwell, Dylan J. Davis, Ashley D. Evans, Alexandria Hammons, Caleb M. Hampton, Taylor C. Hopper, Adryanna L. Jones, William D. Lollar, Colby J. Melton, Trenton N. Morris, Samantha L. Pierson, Steven K. Raines, Olivia D. Ross, Angela H. Silver, Edmond S. Stewart, Anna E. Stout, Clay A. Worthey. All A’s And B’s Shane A. Barham, Amarri J. Cathey, Hailey R. Evans, Austin L. Fields, Neeley E. Fletcher, Sha-Dae A. Griggs, Jenna E. Hesselrode, Darion C. Reeves, Katherine E. Snow, Jillian R. Taylor, Kera N. White, Madison L. Williams, Nicholas E. Wright. Third Grade, All A’s Summer D. Armstrong, Erin E. Cogdell, Elijah E. Davidson, Peyton L. Fiddler, Jared J. Gilliam, Laney G. Kennedy, Hannah E. Mayer, Eric D. Robinson, Austin K. Stacks, Kayla M. Thomas, Aubrey G. Vest, Timothy W. Ward. All A’s And B’s Carl W. Adkins, Landon M. Browder, Reanna M. Carter, Erick ConnorPotter, Jesse G. Fletcher, McKenzie B. Hicks, Tucker C. Matthews, Aeryn S. McDonald, Mackenzie P. Moore, Theresa M. Moore, Jami M. Robertson, Logan D. Ross, Anthony J. Sapp, Zachary S. Taylor, Carrie A. Timmer. Chester County Middle School Fourth Grade, All A’s Brently K. Acred, Sydney A. Bayless, Kameron D. Beden, Olivia I. Bell, Dawson M. Blackley, Kaitlyn M. Buckler, Jesse W. Butler, Tyler R. Butler, Meghan L. Cherry, Colton L. Conners, Ethan L. Cox, Evan K. Cox, Jordan S. Cranford, Tanner C. Croom, Braden W. Davidson, Peyton E. Davidson, Elizabeth C. Dimarco, Emily A. Eads, Kelly B. Eaton, Joseph D. Egros, Reanna K. Eskew, Alysen N. Fillingim, Gavin L. Foukles, Zachary R. Fuller, Keith A. Greenway, Nathan W. Greer, Jackson

K. Helton, Hannah F. Jamison, Joshua C. Jones, Cody P. Kerr, Hailey A. Kesler, Miranda S. Kinchen, Alex T. Lofton, Whitley A. Lovelace, Alexandra M. Malone, Tylon W. Maness, Max N. Maples, Bethany A. Martin, Grant C. Matthews, Jake D. McCaskill, Jerry M. McGuire, Bishop D. McLaughlin, Caelyn F. Morris, Dylan B. Munoz, Matthew D. Myers, Ethan W. Nails, Benjamin R. Phillips, Tristian C. Pierce, Conner S. Rogers, Hunter B. Smith, Logan B. Smith, Hannah M. Swedberg, Kassie M. Talley, Braden N. Watkins, Taylor K. Weeks, Anslee B. West, Ebony E. Williams, Erica N. Worthey, Haley R. Yarbrough, Cye A. Young. All A’s And B’s Madison Anderson, Randa Askew, Talon Azevedo, Kianna Barham, Alia Bass, Pashunce Bass, Ryan Beshires, Megan Bishop, Ryan Blackford, Dylan Borham, Amya Boyle, Anunique Brown, Ryan Brown, Kaitlyn Buckley, Matthew Bundren, Sheryl Bushart, Reanna Callins, Shalyn Carnell, Hannah Colwell, Joseph Cruz, Charles Denbow, Haleigh Ducheny, Taylen Esk, Cameron Flatt, Hannah Frank, Taylor Garrard, Hannah Garrison, Chancellor Gilchrist, Timothy Gregory, Mallee Guinn, Bailey Hall, Michael Hancock, Mikayla Hazelwood, McKenzie Henley, Cody Hopper, Destiny Johnson, Emily Johnson, Colton King, Jacob Laster, Chad Lay, Brandon Lewis, Mason Long, Gabrielle Lutrell, Aubrey Mathis, Ashton Matthews, Hunter McAdams, Morgan McKee, Pierre McKnight, Tanner Meals, Alexis Moody, Nathan Moore, Carisa Morris, Gabrielle Morris, KC Muston, Jennifer Neal, Blaize Neely, Nicholas Norwalk, Aylin Ortiz, Mitchell Patterson, Zacariah Peacock, Norma Perez, Ashley Pierson, Alyson Plunk, Daniel Riley, Alexis Ross, Aaliyah Simpson, William Smith, Charles Stanford, Maegan Stewart, Harrison Taylor, Angela Thorpe, Hunter Turner, Tyiee Watkins, Brooke Weekley, Mikayla Weeks, Victoria White, Shaina Wiggins, Madison Williams, Rico Wilson. Fifth Grade, All A’s Caitlyn D. Azevedo, Brittney Ballard, Grantland W. Braden, Layla G. Brasher, Grant Burns, Daniel B. Callahan, Katelyn B. Campbell, Chala L. Copeland, Colton J. Cronin, Alexis N. Davidson, Denver Davis, Martin Dean Davis, Cameron S. Gann, Zachary A. Garner, Anna E. Guin, Jaida E. Henry, Britney H. Holder, Hanna J. Hopper, Bryan C. Isbell, Dixie D. Ivy, Cody N. Jackson, Caleb T. Johnson, Caitlin Jones, Chrystal F. Jones, Greysenne R. Lentz, Luke C. Mayer, Liam P. McCormick, Brooklyn R. Miller, Michael J. Miller, Madelyn K. Miskelly, Skylar J. Nash, Lauren E. Pirtle, Megan Rinehart, Tatum Russell-Keen, Baylee P. Smith, Jonathan D. Sweeney, Alexander R. Thomson, Jonathan V. Vince, Dakota K. Walden, Christian C. Walker, Dustin B. Warren, Alisha A. Washington. All A’s And B’s Trevor Alexander, Kamirra Arnold, Lauren Austin, Brianna Bailey, Candice Barber, Trey Beecham, Emily Belew, Brennan Blackwell, Anna Branch, Ben Brown, Herbert Carter, Victoria Clayton, Emily Colbert, Madelyn Collins, Brandon Degnegaard, Ke’Andre Douglas, Kason Emison, Elaine Enfinger, Joshua Estes, Kaleigh Fiddler, Dylan Fishbach, Joseph Fuller, Tania Hall, Hannah Hemby, Haley Henley, Lane Henry, Neely Henry, Bailey Hinson, Ryan Hodges, Griffin Howell, Eden Jones, J. Jones, Jordan Jones, Courtney Kennedy, Kayla Kitchen, Sydney Leatherwood, William Lynch, Riley Malone, Noel Matthews, Cody Mayo, Tina McBee, Megan McDaniel, Matthew McDonald, Morgan Moore, Haley Morris, Landon Morris, Kimberly Neisler, Nicholas Newman, Alycia Nunley, Kaitlin Parchman, Julian Pipkin, Michael Prince, Christian Puente, Madalyn Quarles, Seth Ring, Maria Rodriguez, Blake Smith, Ezekiel Smith, Tiffany Smith, Tatum Snodderly, Reyna Thomas, Charlee Thompson, Jonathan Thompson, Joshua Urzua, Kristen Vinson, Brett Welch, Kaitlyn Wilson, Dylan Yodushock, Hailey Yodushock, Janna Yodushock, Mary Young. Sixth Grade, All A’s Elisabeth N. Barnett, Valerie L. Bogard, Kyle A. Brown, Aubrey K. Buttrum, Ashton M. Campbell, Kelby G. Clark, Joshua A. Connor, McKinley B. Farley, Brayden L. Faulkner, Taylor L. Griswell, Trevor A. Hatch, Amy H. Holdren, Jessica E. Kirby, Summer M. Knight, Mary E. Lussier, Dylan M. Maness, Rodney D. Martin, Claire E. McNatt, Holley R. Moore, Carlee E. Morris, Macy L. Morrison, Jacob A. Parker, Abbie L. Pruett, Amanda N. Richardson, Caitlin Sanchez, Sarah E. Sells, Kendall A. Shaw, Lindsey Vanderheyden, Sydney B. Watson, Kelsey N. Yarbrough. All A’s And B’s Eric Arnold, Jamesia Arnold, Austin Banks, Erin Barnes, Katelyn Bell,

Justyn Bowes, Bryan Braden, Olivia Brown, Cody Burkhead, Trevor Burns, Haylee Conners, Garrett Cook, Joshua Ducheny, Ben Ellis, Allyson Enfinger, Dakota Evans, Rachel Frees, Aspen Gray, Erich Gross, Shelby Hardy, Tabatha Holmes, Haley Hughes, Shayla Ingram, Brianna Jester, Alex Johnson, Chase Johnson, Kennedy Johnson, Brittany Kerr, Courtney Kerr, Caleb King, Dylan King, Joshua Laster, William Lay, Drew Lofton, Chance Lott, Nathan Lott, Kelsey Lutrell, Anthony Mathis, Nickolas Mayfield, Madison Mays, Andrew McCaskill, Mollie McGuire, Elizabeth McKee, Andrew McNeil, Alyssa Merrell, Genesis Mickens, Kyle Mickiewicz, Peyton Millner, Wilson Miskelly, Dustin Montgomery, Austin Moore, Sydney Moore, Bo Morris, Amber Mosley, Samuel Myers, Cameron Neely, Jaylan Northern, Dakota Nunnery, Sarah Patterson, Travion Rhodes, Hannah Richardson, Lauren Rogers, Daniel Scott, Devin Scott, Callie Smith, Oliver Smith, Ryan Stanfill, Brandon Stokes, Mykelle Sweatman, Kayla Swedberg, Abbey Taylor, Scarlett Tull, Machaila Wooley. Chester County Junior High School Seventh Grade, All A’s Kasie L. Beene, Justin D. Bishop, Madison T. Cherry, Brendan J. Clayton, Andrew W. Creech, Brooklynn Davidson, Raymond M. Deming, Samantha L. Garland, Cheyenne N. Gilliam, Matthew D. Johnson, Jonathan M. Phillips, John S. Sides, Alayna K. Smith, Shannon N. Smith, Phoebe A. Weinman, Zoe L. Weinman, Michael A. Whitehead. All A’s And B’s Chelsey N. Baker, Breanna R. Barham, Zackary J. Bethune, Colin W. Blackwell, Channa B. Burkhead, Jeffery B. Childress, Aleyah N. Chrystak, Brady K. Clark, Leeanne M. Clement, Brennan E. Conaway, Lillian D. Daniel, Marissa C. Dove, Heaven B. Felker, Carly B. Fesmire, Sydney T. Frank, Benjamin E. Fuller, Sydney M. Fuller, Holly S. Gilbert, Lucas J. Glover, Cameron L. Greer, Haley N. Hensley, Hannah N. Hilton, Talia L. Hinson, Austin T. Holman, Daniel K. Hooper, Bethany M. Huggins, Ashley L. Jackson, Errica M. Kellum, Sydney P. Kennedy, Samuel L. Kesler, Megan E. Lewis, Macy N. Maples, Mia D. McNeal, Collin S. McPherson, Rachel E. Meek, Jamie M. Moody, Benjamin C. Moore, Holly C. Oliver, Cody L. Riley, Cody J. Robbins, Dalton M. Sheffield, Kendyl D. Smith, William G. Thompson, Blake M. Tims, Garrett D. Todd, Mercedes D. Tomlin, Micahi K. Whitfield, Corey D. Yarber. Eighth Grade, All A’s Whitney N. Beshires, Cameron D. Caudle, Hayley N. Connor, Katelyn A. Ducheny, Katelyn B. Faulkner, Stephanie M. Frerot, Hannah Gaters, Ethan P. Hanson, Andrew B. Hardee, Taylor J. Harrison, Katie D. Hatch, Sarah K. Higgins, Dalton G. Hurst, Morgan S. Jones, Brandon D. Jones, Brandon J. Lowe, Alex J. McCaskill, Ethan C. McLaughlin, Kaitlyn F. Mesecher, Benjamin H. Morris, Ashley C. Odell, Udaykkumar M. Patel, Nichole E. Patterson, Macee Payne, Alexandra F. Plunk, Baylie N. Pruett, Addison R. Ross, Joshua C. Sells. All A’s And B’s Adreyana P. Amos, Rachel K. Barnes, Leah M. Belew, Colton G. Brown, Samantha P. Burlison, Shanna J. Copeland, Hayley M. Davis, Ashley D. Frye, Alyssa R. Gately, Hannah N. Gilbert, Anthony Gomes, Faith M. Hearn, Bayley M. Holder, Jared T. Humphry, Peyton C. James, Peyton A. Jenkins, Chestney B. Jones, Audrey N. Lay, Jessica M. Lindsey, Tyler W. McCaskill, Austin L. McDaniel, Tristan J. McKinnon, Montague D. McNeal, Sarah C. McNeil, Shelby J. Meek, Dakota L. Millner, Alexa R. Murphy, Courtney L. Newsom, Hailey A. Rebstock, Emily B. Robertson, Presley B. Robinson, Chelsea A. Rodriguez, Chase C. Ross, Jerry S. Rowland, Summer R. Smith, Shana R. Taylor, Lauren A. Taylor, James T. Teague, Haley L. Thompson, Houston R. Tull, Alyssa D. Wallis, Katie E. Warren, Derek S. Watkins, Richard B. West, Jacob W. Williams, Dashunda Witherspoon, Michael R. Woodham. Chester County High School Ninth Grade, All A’s Courtney N. Barber, Cynthia D. Beene, Karina M. Bogard, Patience L. Cook, Laura E. Eaton, Patrick G. Hatch, Maitlin L. Huet, Hunter E. Knight, Noah K. Lindsey, Benjamin F. Melton, Annsley E. Poston, Samatha J. Sweat, Chloe A. Sweatman, Taylor J. Thomas, Whitney N. Young. All A’s And B’s Tatum N. Adams, Anna E. Bell, Matthew D. Butler, Tyler S. Carnell, Kaitlyn B. Colbert, Clayton J. Concialdi, John T. Cook, Rebecca K. Cox, Charleston O. Croom, Cody W. Crouse, Dakota E. Crouse, Katlyn B. Flowers, Jesse D. Frerot, Heath S. Graves, Maison M. Gray, Melanie N.

Hanson, Robin A. Hill, Clayton D. Hilton, Hailey L. Hopper, Amber N. Jones, Deatra S. Jones, Jessika Jones, Kaley M. Knipper, Kurt W. LeCornu, Kali L. Macon, Farhan F. Manjiyani, Carie A. Massengill, Jacob L. Massengill, Noah G. Melaro, Kerry E. Merrill, Timothy Mickiewicz, Darby K. Miskelly, Lauren A. Mobley, Zachary L. Phillips, Christian E. Pusser, Rebecca C. Reddinger, Sean M. Ring, Elizabeth A. Rinks, Skylar E. Sheffield, Mary E. Wade, Morgan B. Warren, Kelsey C. Whitbeck, Morgan R. Williams, Kaelin T. Yarbrough. Tenth Grade, All A’s Aleksander C. Acred, Cesar L. Betanco, Meghan E. Black, Courtney L. Coburn, Ashlee N. Cotton, Lydia H. Creech, Ryan E. Cundiff, Brandon G. Davis, Piper R. Davis, Brandon C. England, Spencer R. England, Ashley N. Franklin, Kirsten A. Henry, Jonathan J. Lacy, Yohan Lee, Grace Lowery, Joshua T. Maccarino, Zackary E. Morton, Ravikumar M. Patel, Alexandra C. Potts, Jacob A. Robertson, Lorria S. Ross, Robert W. Spearman, Jessica D. Weeks, Brionna A. Welch. All A’s And B’s Keosha S. Amos, Kirkland M. Atkins, Blayne T. Azevedo, Dustin M. Ballard, Shaithis C. Barriger, Tanner R. Beecham, Ashley M. Bullman, Loleta Carothers, David G. Carroll, Brittany N. Carson, Shelby L. Davidson, James M. Dilday, Danielle N. Ducheny, Justin A. Evans, Kelsey E. Geary, Megan C. Goodwin, Stephen T. Hardee, Taylor N. Henry, Caitlin S. Hill, Sara M. Hoffmann, Kayla Hollingshead, Emily L. Humphry, Eric T. Landers, Sunny D. Lloyd, Matthew K. Lutz, Zachary L. Malone, Jesse T. McCaskill, Logan E. McEarl, Jake A. Melaro, Jessica R. Morrison, Nathan W. Nails, Mitchell L. Naylor, Landon L. Oliver, Cameron R. Phelps, Zachery W. Reynolds, Kendyl E. Robison, Emily R. Sain, Katy E. Scott, Madison L. Taylor, William T. Taylor, Rebecca J. Watkins, Hollis W. Whitehead, Katelyn A. Wilson. Eleventh Grade, All A’s Cassie M. Allen, Whitney R. Connor, Kelly D. Ducheny, Kathryn C. England, Jessica R. Harrison, Rebecca J. Heaston, Tori B. Hill, Robert A. Hostetler, Cassie R. Johnson, Charles Z. Lloyd, Brandon J. Macario, Micah S. Mitchell, Joshua L. Moore, Mary E. Morris, Sara E. Pirtle, Alicia N. Rinks, Paige M. Thomas, Andriana Washington, Walker L. Weinman. All A’s And B’s Darion L. Barber, Richard R. Bowen, James D. Burton, Alyssa M. Connor, Adam J. Crouse, Malcolm T. Cupples, Andrew M. Dieckmeyer, Kathryn H. Edgin, Joshua S. Endres, Ashley N. Fox, Mary K. Gaters, Rodrika K. Goodwin, Daniel P. Griffin, Latosha N. Griggs, Benjamin L. Hale, Randa S. Hart, Rochelle J. Hill, Hunter V. Johnson, Jacquelyn E. Kimpel, Brandi L. Maness, Michael A. McMahan, Mary K. McNatt, Shannon N. Merrill, Meagan M. Mickiewicz, Scott B. Odell, Kenneth A. Page, Aime K. Pesce, Duran A. Pickett, Derek J. Platt, Dalton T. Pritchard, Tanashia R. Scales, Jeff W. Sears, Grant W. Smith, Connor B. Sokoloski, Courtney M. Thomason, Hannah S. Thompson, Kamara S. Trice, Forrest D. Vest, Savannah A. Warren, Taylor B. Watson, Neocha S. White. Twelfth Grade, All A’s Larissa E. Barker, William K. Bishop, Sarah B. Boleyn, Dakota W. Bullock, Daniel M. Busby, Chavonna C. Christy, Cody H. Cloud, Troy C. Cooper, Katelyn R. Dee, Stephany M. Doss, Megan J. Fowler, Whitney R. Frix, Hollie S. Garland, Chazz M. Garner, Tony J. Gary, Brittany M. Gately, Joe M. Gunstanson, Kathryn E. Hall, John P. Haltom, Elizabeth T. Hardee, Briana D. Harris, Amber M. Hays, Shelby N. Henson, Mallory A. Hudson, Theresa J. Jones, Ashley N. Kinchen, Megan A. Lindsey, Faranah Manjiyani, Zachary W. McEarl, Kyle T. Newsom, Leah R. Page, Moriah E. Payne, Brittany P. Rigsby, Michael S. Segerson, Kayce L. Stanfill, Anna C. Steele, Spencer E. White, Katelyn R. Woodham, Anna C. Young. All A’s And B’s Kacey M. Bain, Chelsea E. Baird, Deborah J. Barker, Austin D. Bentley, April N. Beshires, Jessica A. Buchanan, Jessica L. Carey, William K. Carnett, Courtney B. Carrell, Keirsten D. Caudle, Lindsey N. Collins, Cody T. Connor, Hannah J. Cox, Cathleen N. Cupples, Ariel B. Ellison, Jacob G. Greenway, Samantha K. Hardy, Felicia K. Hathcock, Audrey E. Howell, Aaron D. Johnson, Dominique A. Melton, Megan R. Mitchell, Celina G. Parrish, Falisha A. Plunk, Chelsea Richardson, Molly K. Richardson, Ethan K. Ross, Kristina Salfarlie, Haley E. Seaton, Anna N. Sheffield, Hailey C. Smith, Heather N. Smith, Peyton W. Stewart, Kristen M. Stover, Kayla A. Strong, Randy S. Teets, Brett C. Thomas, Trevor W. Thomas, Whitney N. Thomas, Meaghan L. Williams, Oshea D. Woods.


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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Inside CCHS East Chester students perform by Megan Fowler annual Christmas production

Only three days until the Chester County High Christmas Break officially begins! First, the Student Council and Mrs. Haltom would like to thank all those who were involved with the Angel Tree this year. Special thanks also go to the CCHS Beta Club and senior class for donating extra funds. As always, thanks to all the faculty and staff for supporting this endeavor year in and out. Here is a first semester update from the HOSA club: HOSA has been very busy this semester. They currently have 92 members and have been involved in various activities. They held a blood drive where they collected 102 pints of blood, collected 106 books for their annual book drive, volunteered in different locations throughout the community, raised money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and donated to the Angel Tree. The second week of November was HOSA week with a number of guest speakers, a skating trip to Magic Wheels, a Nursing Event Day at Jackson General Hospital for seniors as well as other activities. Due to the success of their candle fundraiser, HOSA students enjoyed prizes and giveaways during this week. These fundraisers also covered the cost of HOSA competitions this year. The first competition will be Jan. 12 at Union

By Melinda Carroll Excitement is everywhere this week at Jacks Creek Elementary School. We really got in the Christmas spirit last Thursday evening when kindergarten and thirdgrade classes entertained with ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Teachers are very proud of their students’ singing and acting! Thanks to all who helped to make this program possible. We really appreciate the community support. The Chester County Schools’ bands entertained us at CCMS on Friday. We enjoyed various kinds of music and learned about different instruments. Thanks to our bands! Some classes are honoring our military through the Adopt-a-Soldier program. Joy McKinnon’s

MEGAN FOWLER University with nearly 50 students attending. Winners from this competition will advance to Nashville in April to compete statewide. The Elks Lodge Nursing Scholarship application is available in the guidance office. If you are planning to major in nursing, see Mrs. Goff for this application and more information. Banquet deposits are due Dec. 19. A list of those who still owe money is posted outside the cafeteria as well as on Mrs. Kerr’s door. Anyone planning to attend the banquet must pay these dues on time. Mid-terms will begin Wednesday, Dec. 15. On Wednesday, first, sixth and seventh period exams are scheduled; Thursday, second, third and fourth period exams; and Friday, fifth period exam is scheduled. All students may check out after noon on Wednesday and Thursday if a parent or guardian calls and gives their permission. School will be dismissed for all students at 10 a.m. on Friday. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and a pleasant new year, and I look forward to seeing you all Jan. 4. kindergarteners are honoring student Matthew Miller’s uncle, Alan Cloar, currently stationed in Iraq. Susan Willis’s firstgraders and Melinda Carroll’s third-graders are also participating. Thirdgraders are preparing holiday greetings for soldiers. Mrs. Joy’s class has participated in a gingerbread unit. They have read several books with the gingerbread theme, including all of author Jan Brett’s gingerbread books. They have been comparing and contrasting stories using Venn diagrams. They have also worked on sequencing. Mrs. Joy’s kindergarteners are studying Christmas around the world. Last Friday they studied Mexico and the legend of the poinsettia. They also enjoyed breaking a piñata. Michelle Reddin’s firstgraders have a “Clock Shop.” The students have made and designed their own clocks during their unit on telling time to the hour and half-hour. Ms. Michelle’s class also has some beautiful Christmas trees on display outside their door.

East Chester second graders jingled and jangled at their annual Christmas program held at the school last Friday morning. Students got the opportunity to witness a real life ‘Happy Feet’ presentation as penguins paraded around Williams Auditorium sharing Christmas magic to all as their entertaining show brought warm wishes on the cold December morning. The East cast also performed their production the night before for family and friends.

Amy Wooley’s thirdgraders are learning about Christmas traditions around the world. They are enjoying activities that include The Polar Express. Melinda Carroll’s thirdgraders are working on Christmas ornaments. They are also enjoying The Polar Express activities and other Christmas stories. Mrs. Melinda’s class has been taking oneminute multiplication tests daily. When the students make 100 on a table, they move to the next until all are mastered. Madison Trice has completed all of her multiplication tables through 12 and has started on her division facts. Congratulations, Madison! School will be dismissed on Friday at 10 a.m. Classes will resume on Monday, Jan. 4. Report cards will go out on Thursday, Jan. 7. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Jacks Creek Elementary School!

By Sherry Thompson West Chester wishes to express our sympathy to the family and friends of Captain Dennis Cagle who passed away last week after being shot in the line of duty. Chester County will long mourn the passing of this brave 30-year veteran of the police department. We extend our sympathy to the other brave officers and their families, as well, as they grieve. We appreciate all you do to protect us. Thank you for your sacrifice. Kindergarten students are “Secret Santas” this week. Girls will bring gifts on Wednesday, Dec. 16, and boys on Thursday,

Dec. 17. All gifts will go home on Thursday. The kindergarten breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Friday. Kindergarten classes are also learning about Christmas in our country and in other places. They will taste various foods like gingerbread and fruit next week provided by the UT Extension office. They will also enjoy their unit on the “Polar Express.” Each child will get a special ticket to “ride” during the story and look for the special bell afterwards. The kindergarten teachers wish to send out a great big THANK YOU to all the parent volunteers that helped with the kindergarten Christmas

Craft Day on Friday, Dec. 4. We couldn’t do it without all the generous help of our volunteers. Emily Brown’s firstgraders enjoyed a special behavior reward on Friday. The got to watch the Polar Express in 3D with special 3D glasses! They also did a variety of fun Polar Express activities, sipped on hot chocolate, and received their own special jingle bell at the end of the day. First-grade classes have been working on Christmas ornaments and decorations. Thanks to all of the parents who came out to help with Christmas craft centers! Renee Thomas was very See WEST, Page 5-B


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By Rosemary McKnight Christmas is in the air at East Chester Elementary School. Thesecond grade classes delighted their families and the student body with their presentation of How the Penguins Saved Christmas. They performed the musical production for the PTO on Thursday evening and again for the student body on Friday morning. The audience was delighted to hear these students sing a variety of songs as they told the story of Santa falling from his sleigh and losing his memory. Sydney Thompson added a special touch with her solo on the

song “Remember.” Penguins, reindeer, and a special orchestra worked together to help Santa get back on his way for Christmas Eve. East Chester appreciates the second-grade teachers and parents for their long hours of work to prepare this play. Students were treated to a holiday concert by the Chester County High School band Monday afternoon. East Chester would like to express gratitude to Tom Hay and Clay Canada for the work they do with the band. The students enjoyed the musical experience. Last week SOAR tickets were awarded to students with excellent behavior in the cafeteria. Two students from each grade were treated to a movie and treats by Assistant Principal Spring McCutchen. SOAR winners were Francisco Perez, Brett Tims, Caleb Arnold, Noah Price, Leslie McMahon, Makenzie Matthews, Cheyennah

Woofter and Samuel Webb. Congratulations go to the newest members of the 50-Point Club in Accelerated Reader. They are Dylan Haynes, Sylena Johnson and Hannah Watkins. Will Pirtle continues to excel by earning 210 points! He is a reading machine! Plans are being made for classes at East Chester to adopt soldiers from the 1/278th National Guard unit who have recently been deployed. Each class will adopt a different soldier and do things to show their support while they are away. Sgt. Matthew Smith, a former East Chester student, recently returned from a year in South Korea. He plans to visit the students who have been writing him and express his appreciation for their cards and letters. He has prepared a special video where the soldiers in his unit answered questions students asked in their letters. The students

are looking forward to meeting their special soldier. Several classes are doing projects with Chris Van Allsburg’s award-winning book The Polar Express. Kindergarten classes used it to go along with their unit on transportation. They have enjoyed learning about the many ways people can travel. Third-grade classes are taking their spelling and vocabulary words from The Polar Express this week. Santa visited teachers last Friday. In his pack was a special treat from the PTO. Teachers will be able to put their feet up and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa during the holidays. Thanks, PTO! Classes at East Chester will host their holiday parties Friday morning. School will dismiss at 10 a.m. It will resume on Jan. 4. The faculty, staff, and students of East Chester Elementary would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday.

Lott graduates Jackson State Reneé Lott of Henderson recently graduated from the nursing program at Jackson State Community College as a Registered Nurse. Lott is the wife of Chad Lott of Henderson, and they have five children, Clay, Brandon, Audrah, and Bert Lott, and Amanda Hearn.

Local resident receives degree From Page 4-B

West proud of the wonderful job her class did on their ornaments and how well behaved they were during their fun activities. The crafts will be sent home for the holidays. The second-graders have enjoyed making Christmas tree orna-

ments. We all wish B.J. Newman and Robby Thompson who are serving in Iraq a very Merry Christmas! Our computer lab teacher, Amy Eaton, spent a few days recently in Nashville at the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference. Mrs. Amy, along with other technology team members from Chester

County, attended the three-day conference to learn new ways of using technology to enhance student learning. She especially enjoyed seeing many new products that will hopefully be used in our schools one day. Mrs. Amy said, “My favorite session was presented by first-graders from Greeneville. S everal of the kids demonstrated how they

were using mini-notebooks, (laptop computers) and I-pods in the classroom. Because all the students could not attend, we spoke with part of them by using a new inexpensive video-conferencing system. It was a fun session for the kids and the adults.” Have a great week! WEST – Where Everyone Stands Tall!

Autism resource website launches - www.yatesfoundation.org Friends and supporters of children with autism gathered recently at the Therapy and Learning Center in Jackson to celebrate the launch of a new web site resource for families with autism. The site, www.yatesfoundation.org, is part of a mission by Angela Hazlehurst of Jackson. Hazlehurst is the parent of Yates who was diagnosed with Regressive Autism at the age of 2. That news was the beginning of a journey for Angela and Rolf Hazlehurst. In 2008, the family

began the Yates Foundation to try to bring awareness and education of Autism and provide resources for parents/teachers/families. “I wish I had something like this when my son was first diagnosed. I want parents to have the resources they need so desperately to answer all the questions they have about what their child is facing,” said Angela. The Yates Foundation has an annual fundraising gala to assist in educational materials as well as financial support for facili-

ties assisting autistic children and their families. This year more than $10,000 from the Foundation went to research through the National Autism Association and more than $6,000 was raised for autistic children to receive scholarships for art and music therapy, as well as additional funds were used to provide an education symposium for parents, where childcare was provided. Thanks to the help of local advertising/public relations firm DCA/DCPR,

the launch of www.yatesfoundation.org provides families with numerous resources, links, information, and a blog. The web site also has a place for donating and participating in upcoming events. The Yates Foundation is a fund of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation and seeks volunteers to help organize fundraisers and educational programs for families who have children suffering from Autism. For more information, log onto www.yatesfoundation.org.

Second semester school calendar Second Semester January 4 * January 18 * February 15 * April 2 * April 12 - 16 * April 30 May 17 May 14, 17, & 18 * May 19 May 20

First Day of Second Semester Martin Luther King Holiday President’s Day Good Friday Spring Break Staff Development (Teachers Only) Graduation Final Examinations Teachers Work on Records Student Report Cards Issued (10:00 - 10:30 AM) ____________________________________________________________ * School Dismissal Grading Periods 3rd 6 weeks ends December 18 4th 6 weeks ends February 16 5th 6 weeks ends March 30 6th 6 weeks ends May 20

Report Cards to be Sent Out January 7 February 25 April 8 May 20

Hae v ahapa py ndsafe Holida Syeason!

Courtney Taylor Bingham of Henderson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership Dec. 12 from Union University. She is the daughter of

Dwight Bingham and Shelia Hill, both of Henderson. She is the granddaughter of Harold and Imalee Montgomery, and Wilma Graves and the late Red Bingham, all of Henderson.

All Chester County Schools Chester County Schools are dismissed for Christmas Break. Schools will resume Monday, January 4, 2010.


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FOR SALE

FOR SALE – Dining table, 6 chairs, curio cabinet. 989-7210 or 394-2459. (32P)

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LAND FOR SALE – 137 acres, has creeks, beaver ponds, good hunting, great home sites on paved dead-end road. Has timber and Lots of riding trails. 6 miles from town. Will subdivide twice. Owner financed. Call 352-4735002 or 731-608-2205. (32P)

FOR SALE – Firewood. $140 / Cord. Free Delivery! 608-2390 or 608-4697. (32P)

WHOLESALE MATTRESS SETS SALE Twin $99; Fulls $115; Queens $135; Kings $269; 10” Pillowtop Queen Sets $235; Special Sizes; Bunk Beds $149; Twin Log Beds $359. 731-610-1811. (33P)

FOR SALE – 1986 Chevy 4x4. Great shape. $3,500. 608-3433. (33P)

FOR SALE – (Holly Springs Rd.) Tract #1 = 1.1 ac. - $8,000 $100 dn. - $100 mo. (Blue Bird Ln.) on Lofton Rd. Tract #3 = 5.1 ac. - $18,000 - $200 dn. - $200 mo. Tract #5 = 5.2 ac. - $18,000 $200 dn. - $200 mo. Tract #6 = 5.1 ac. - $18,000 - $200 dn. - $200 mo. Tract #7 = 6.2 ac. - $18,000 $200 dn. - $200 mo. Electricity, Driveways, Bldg. sites are done. Ray Smith Properties. 731-9894859. (No Restrictions and NO CREDIT CHECK). (TFC)

FOR SALE – Just in time for Christmas! Like new, 24 bulb commercial tanning bed. Lots of extras. Only 161 hours on bulbs. $1800 OBO. 225-1814. (33C)

FOR RENT – Large, 2 BR, 1 BA Apartment. CH&A. 8 Miles South of Henderson. $395 / month. 901848-6684. (TFC)

FOR SALE – Clayton Homes – Corinth, MS – Up to $8,000 Cash Back extended. Call 662-2874600. (33C)

FOR RENT – Large, 2 BR Duplex in Town. All Appliances. $475 / month, deposit. No Pets. 989-5606. (TFC)

FOR SALE – Great Christmas gift! 2005 Kawasaki 250 4-wheeler. Great condition. $2800. 731608-4535. (32P) FOR SALE – Lift recliner, $50. Meat slicer, $30. Old metal bed frame, $50. Baby clothes $1 or $2. Baby doorway swing, booster high chair, 3 ft. fiber optic Christmas tree - $10 each. 6107919. (32P) FOR SALE – Chihuahua Puppies. Makes a Great Christmas gift! 7 weeks old, mother and father on site. $50 each. 608-2019 or 343-2968. (32P) FOR SALE – Meat Hogs .50¢ / lb. Bags of Shelled Corn - $6 / 50 lb. bag. 6954389. Wheat Straw $3 / Bale. (TFC) FOR SALE – Clayton Homes – Corinth, MS – 2010 Models Now Arriving. No payments till 2010. Call 662-287-4600. (33C) FOR SALE – 1974 Ford, orange & white, good condition. $500. 934-4768. (32P) FOR SALE – Split red oak, seasoned firewood. 6164594. (32P) FOR SALE – Queen bedroom suite, white, $450. 731-343-0478. (32P) FOR SALE – 1997 Red Mazda Miata, convertible, $4500 OBO. 608-7579 or 435-9393. (32P)

FOR SALE – 1997 Toyota Camry. 191,000 miles. Runs good. $2900. 610-3645 or 9340041. (32P)

FOR SALE – Clayton Homes – Corinth, MS – New Four Bedroom with Furniture. $41,995. Call 662-287-4600. (33C)

FOR SALE – 1997 Honda TRX250 Recon, looks and runs good. Kimball Spinet piano, $200. 170 lbs. steel weight set with Gold’s Gym bench, $200. 5-drawer dresser, $250. 989-3305. (32P)

FOR RENT NOW LEASING – Hillview Manor Apartments. 1, 2, 3 and 4 BR apartments available. NEW HEAT/AIR CONDITION UNIT. Call 731-989-5203, Mon.Fri., 8-4:30. Equal Housing Opportunity. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2-bedroom, 1-bath townhouse, $375 a month, $150 deposit. 467-0226. (TFC) FOR LEASE – Commercial Property. Hwy. 45 N. Bypass. 2,000 sq. ft. 9895639. (35C) FOR RENT– Duplex, 2br 1bth with garage, Fawn Dr. Lease & deposit, references required 731422-2284 or 731-431-1755. (TFC) FOR RENT – Furnished apartment with utilities and cable included. $150 / Week. No Pets. 731-608-1073. (32C) FOR RENT – Nice 2 bedroom brick duplex, appliances, CHA, covered deck. 945-B Woodland. $395 / month. 217-5306. (TFC) FOR RENT – Commercial Building, 117 W. Main St. 3900 sq ft, basement. $1950 / Month. Will divide. United Country Action Realty. 989-7488. (TFC)

FOR RENT – Duplex, 2 BR, 1 BA, year lease. No Pets. 9832766. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 BR, 1 BA Duplex with deck, vaulted ceilings, fireplace. 1040A Woodland Dr. $420 / Month. 989-1585. (32P) FOR RENT – 2 bedroom brick duplex, appliances. 421-A Steed. $425 / month. 217-5306. (TFC)

FOR RENT – 2 BR, 1 BA, Apartments. W/D Hookup, kitchen appliances furnished, CHA. 852-A, 946-A/B Woodland Drive. 1 year lease. $375 / Month - $315 / Month for 1 bedroom. $250 Deposit. 731-313-0117 or 731-554-1859. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 bedroom house, CHA, oak cabinets, appliances. $400 / Month. 367 University. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with appliances in town. $650 / month. 318 Mifflin. 2175306. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 bedroom mobile home, living and family rooms, new carpet, covered porch. $395 / Month. 989-7488. 1070 Old Finger Road. (TFC) FOR RENT – 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile Home. 5 minutes south of town. 983-5336 or 608-4272. (TFC) FOR RENT – 2 bedroom cottage, CHA, appliances, washer / dryer. Available 1/21. $450 / month. 1133 Phillips. 989-7488. (TFC) FOR RENT – 527A Mifflin Avenue. 2 BR, kitchen furnished. $450 / Month. $225 Deposit. 9895304. (32C) FOR RENT – 531A Mifflin Avenue. 3 BR, 2 BA, kitchen furnished. $550 / Month. $275 Deposit. 989-5304. (32C) FOR RENT – Cozy 1 BR Apartment. $350 / Month. Call Candy at 879-9119. (32C) FOR RENT – Nice 1 bedroom house, appliances, (landlord

mows yard). 248A E. Third. $325 / Month. 989-7488. (TFC)

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MISCELLANEOUS LOST DOG! Boxer, female, 9 months old, 60 lbs., fawn with black mask. REWARD. 989-0462 or 608-1967. (32P) WANTED LAND OR STANDING TIMBER on 10 acre tracts and larger. Pine & hardwood. Carter Timber & Land. Since 1993. Ted Carter 731-607-0777. (TFC) WILL PAY CASH – By the piece or house full, antiques, collectibles, anything of value. 695-7196. (TFC)

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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, December 17, 2009 Page 7-B **HUD HOMES** 4BD 2BA $305/mo or $34,900. 3bd 2ba $209/mo or $23,200. 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%. For listings 800-546-3120 ext. T695 (TnScan) ALL CASH VENDING! DO you earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy All for $9,995. 1-888-745-3351 (TnScan) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-738-0607, w w w. C e n t u r a O n l i n e . c o m (TnScan) FLORIDA BOUND! NATIONAL COMPANY Now Hiring 18+ sharp guys & gals to work & travel entire USA. 2-wks Paid training, transportation & lodging furnished. Paid Daily. Returns guaranteed. Call Today Start Today! 1800-245-1892 (TnScan) SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $2,990.00 — Convert your Logs To Valuable Lumber with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also availa b l e . norwoodsawmills.com/300n. Free information: 1-800-578-1363 -Ext 300-N. (TnScan) GIVE THE GIFT THAT Keeps on Giving! Host a Foreign Exchange Student. Give a gift of love by opening your heart and home. 888-743-8721 www.pieusa.org (TnScan) PTL OTR DRIVERS. NEW Pay Package! Great Miles! Up to 46cpm. 12 months experience required. No felony or DUI past 5 years. 877-740-6262. www.ptlinc.com (TnScan) BIH TRUCKING COMPANY. DRIVER Trainees Needed! No CDL- No Problem! Earn up to $900/ week. Company endorsed CDL Training. Job assistance. Financial assistance. 888-7805539 (TnScan) DRIVER FLATBED DRIVERS— WE Have The Freight To Make You $$. Must Have TWIC Card or Apply Within 30 Days. Class A-CDL. Western Express 888-801-5295 (TnScan) DRIVERS CDL/A FLATBED. UP to .40 CPM Home Most Weekends $1,000 Sign-on Bonus. OTR Experience Required. No felonies. Top Earner $69,000. 800-441-4271 x TN-100 (TnScan) DRIVERSIMMEDIATE NEED! REGIONAL & OTR positions available Now! CDL-A w/ Tanker Req’d. Outstanding pay & Benefits! Call a recruiter Today! 877-882-6537 www.oakleytransport.com (TnScan) DRIVERS- CDL-A STRAIGHT TO Solo with 6 Months Experience! OTR & Southeast Regional Runs Available! Home Weekly! Also hiring O/O’s & CDL Grads 866-594-5107 www.willisshaw.com (TnScan) 3BD 2BA HOME $13,565! or $199/mo. Foreclosures! More 14bd Homes Available. (5%dn, 15yrs, 8%apr) For Listings 800-

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COUPLE WISHING TO ADOPT and love your baby. Help us start our family. All expenses paid allowable by Law. Call Amy & Eric at 800-717-5123. (TnScan) DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT Children $95.00. With Free name change documents and marital settlement agreement. Fast and easy. Call us 24hrs./ 7days: 1888-789-0198 or www.CourtDivorceService.com (TnScan) **HUD HOMES** 4BD 2BA $305/mo or $34,900. 3bd 2ba $209/mo or $23,200. 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%. For listings 800-546-3120 ext. T695 (TnScan) ALL CASH VENDING! DO you earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy All for $9,995. 1-888-745-3351 (TnScan) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-738-0607, w w w. C e n t u r a O n l i n e . c o m (TnScan) FLORIDA BOUND! NATIONAL COMPANY Now Hiring 18+ sharp guys & gals to work & trav-

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Public Notices NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 13, 2007, executed by Kyle Cupples, conveying certain real property therein described to Larry A. Weissman, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee recorded on November 14, 2007 at Book/Instrument No. 308, Page 413426; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to SunTrust Mortgage Inc. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, Everett L. Hixson, Jr., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Everett L. Hixson, Jr., as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on January 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the CHESTER County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held at the CHESTER Courthouse, located in Henderson, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: BEGINNING AT AN EXISTING FENCE CORNER BETWEEN RICKEY LOCKE AND JAMES PATTERSON, WHICH POINT IS LOCATED SOUTH 74 DEGREE 20 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST APPROXIMATELY 350 FEET FROM THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF WILLIAM CUPPLES AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 81, PAGE 420, REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE; THENCE WITH AN INTERIOR LINE OF JAMES PATTERSON, NORTH 74 DEGREE 20 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST 148.97 FEET TO AN EXISTING FENCE CORNER; THENCE ON NEW LINES THROUGH LOCKE THE FOLLOWING CALLS; NORTH 05 DEGREE 43 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST 58.18 FEET; NORTH 20 DEGREE 04 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST 149.40 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET; SOUTH 69 DEGREE 55 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST 326.85 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET; SOUTH 42 DEGREE 05 MINUTES 56 SECONDS WEST 354.94 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET IN A LINE OF JAMES PATTERSON; THENCE WITH PATTERSON NORTH 07 DEGREE 12 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST 138.26 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.43 ACRES AS SURVEYED BY ADVANCED LAND SURVEYING, INC. R.L.S. #1999 ON MARCH 8, 2000. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO KYLE CUPPLES HEREIN BY DEED RECORDED IN RECORD BOOK 308, PAGE 411, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 530 Wayne Patterson Lane, Finger, TN 38334. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Kyle Cupples OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without

representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular us or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Everett L. Hixson, Jr., Substitute Trustee Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano, LLC One Park Place, Suite 380 6148 Lee Highway Chattanooga, TN 37421 WWW.RUBINLUBLIN.COM/PROPERTY-LISTINGS.PHP Tel: (888) 890-5309 Fax: (423) 296-882 BCNS #1394:

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 7, 2010 at 12:00 PM Central Standard Time, at the south door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Keri L. Denbow and Wesley A. Denbow, Wife and Husband to John Clark, Trustee, on June 9, 2006 at Book 285, Page 483; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: EverBank The following real estate located in Chester County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Sixth (6th) Civil District of Chester County, Tennessee, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake in Tucker’s line of the North margin of a newly opened dedicated street known as East Fifth Street; runs thence North with Tucker 90 feet to a stake at John Hall’s Southeast corner; runs thence West with Hall’s line 90 feet to a stake in the line of W.C. Morton; runs thence South with Morton’s line 90 feet to the North margin of said East Fifth Street; runs thence East with the North margin of said East Fifth Street to the place of beginning. Street Address: 313 Iris Street, Henderson, TN 38340 Current Owner(s) of Property: Wesley A. Denbow and Keri L. Denbow The street address of the above described property is believed to be 313 Iris Street, Henderson, TN 38340, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 410 Memphis, TN 38119 Phone 901-767-5566 Fax 901-767-8890 File No. 09-013158

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated NOVEMBER 30, 2006, executed by BETSY N BESHIRES SINGLE WOMAN, to JOHN CLARK, Trustee, of record in RECORD BOOK 293, PAGE 242, in the Register’s Office for

CHESTER County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for CHESTER County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BY AND THROUGH ITS SERVICER AND AUTHORIZED AGENT, U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010, AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON), AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE CHESTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN HENDERSON, CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in CHESTER County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF CHESTER, TENNESSEE: BEGINNING ON AN IRON PIN SET IN THE EAST MARGIN OF STEED STREET (25’ FROM CENTERLINE), SAID POINT BEING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 98 AND THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THIS TRACT; THENCE WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 98 SOUTH 89º 37’ 07” EAST 94.06 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET, THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 55; THENCE WITH THE WEST LINE OF LOT 55 SOUTH 00º 28’ 36” WEST 120.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET IN THE NORTH MARGIN OF PROPOSED DEER DRIVE (25 FEET FROM CENTERLINE); THENCE WITH SAID MARGIN NORTH 89º 37’ 07” WEST 85.77 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE WITH A CURVE TO THE RIGHT A RADIUS OF 25.00 FEET A LENGTH OF 43.78 FEET TO A POINT IN THE EAST MARGIN OF STEED STREET; THENCE WITH SAID MARGIN NORTH 10º 42’ 50” EAST 92.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND CONTAINING .28 ACRES. THIS BEING LOT 54 OF DEER DRIVE. SAID LEGAL DESCRIPTION IS THE SAME DESCRIPTION AS CONTAINED IN THE PREVIOUS DEED OF RECORD. SUBJECT TO THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS RECORDED IN RECORD BOOK 154, PAGE 388, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. SAID RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS WERE AMENDED IN RECORD BOOK 157, PAGE 238. SUBJECT TO SETBACKS, EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, AND ALL OTHER MATTERS AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF THIS SUBDIVISION OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET SECTION 3, PAGE 24. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BETSY N. BESHIRES, BY DEED DATED NOVEMBER 30, 2006, OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 293, PAGE 240, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF CHESTER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 505 DEER DRIVE, HENDERSON, TENNESSEE 38340. MAP 034H GROUP B PARCEL 025.00 THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PRIORITY OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE LISTED AS INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE ADVERTISEMENT, THEN THE NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE IS BEING GIVEN TO THEM, AND THE SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES RIGHT TO REDEEM THE

PROPERTY, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 AND T.C.A. 67-11433. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION N.D.; ESTATE/HEIRS OF BETSY N. BESHIRES THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This day, December 14, 2009. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 505 DEER DRIVE, HENDERSON, TENNESSEE 38340. J. PHILLIP JONES, Substitute Trustee SUITE C-205, NASHVILLE HOUSE ONE VANTAGE WAY NASHVILLE, TN 37228 (615) 254-4430

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Shirley Gean Hopper Linville Notice is hereby given that on the 3rd day of December, 2009, Letters Testamentary in respect to the Estate of Shirley Gean Hopper Linville who died October 2, 2009, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Chester County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. This 3rd day of December, 2009. Rickey Hopper, Executor Estate of Shirley Gean Hopper Linville

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated April 25, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded May 3, 2005, at Book 267, Page 601 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Bret Jones and Bethany Jones, conveying certain property therein described to Greg Voehringer, Esq. as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Finance America, LLC and Finance America, LLC’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on December 31, 2009 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: A certain tract of land and being situated in the Second Civil District of Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a metal post on the South margin of Highway 100E 50 feet at right angles from centerline at the

northeast corner of Raymond Combs as recorded in Deed Book 88, Page 561, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee; thence with the South margin of Highway 100E, North 82 degrees 12 minutes 19 seconds East a distance of 383.40 feet to an iron pin at the northwest corner of Curtis Nash and in the centerline of a ditch; thence with the centerline of said Ditch, South 17 degrees 49 minutes 20 seconds East a distance of 291.51 feet to an iron pin; thence South 1 degrees 26 minutes East a distance of 53.66 feet to an iron pin; thence South 69 degrees 20 minutes 41 seconds West a distance of 184.73 feet to an iron pin; thence North 3 degrees 22 minutes 49 seconds West a distance of 113.29 feet to an iron pin; thence South 81 degrees 29 minutes West a distance of 290.49 feet to an iron pin on the east line of Combs; thence with Comb’s East line, North 0 degrees 45 minutes 11 seconds West a distance of 274.28 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 3 acres, more or less, as surveyed by David Hall surveying company, RLS No 943 on June 15, 2004. Parcel No. 23-30.03 Commonly known as: 10500 State Route 100-E, Reagan, TN 38368. ALSO KNOWN AS: 10500 State Route 100 E, Reagan, Tennessee 38368 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Bret Jones; Bethany Jones The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 767176388 DATED December 4, 2009. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on September 23, 2005, by Mark E. Daniel and Denise Daniel to Carter, Stanfill & Kirk, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, under Book 274, Page 427, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Irwin Mortgage Corporation; and WHEREAS, HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of December 1, 2005, Fremont Home Loan Trust 2005-E, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, January 7, 2010, commencing at 12:00 PM at the Main entrance of the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a nail and cap in the centerline of Johnson Crossroad Church Road, the same being the Southeast corner of Hiawassee Land Company and the Southwest corner of the original tract of land which this is a part; thence with road as follows: North 62 degrees 26 minutes East 140.2 feet;

North 68 degrees 30 minutes East 600 feet to a nail and cap, the true beginning of this conveyance; thence North 48 degrees 11 minutes 1.1 seconds West 573.97 feet to a hammer handle; thence North 5 degrees 59 minutes 47.2 seconds West 78.5 feet to a hammer handle; thence South 84 degrees 13 minutes 44.2 seconds East 761.95 feet to a nail and cap in the centerline of Johnson Crossroad Church Road; thence with road as follows: South 1 degree 30 minutes East 120 feet; South 9 degrees 12 minutes West 85 feet; South 33 degrees 30 minutes West 70 feet; South 57 Degrees 30 Minutes West 70 feet; South 68 degrees 30 minutes West 230 feet to the beginning, containing 4.87 acres, more or less gross. Subject to road easement. Said legal description is the same description as contained in the previous deed of record. This being the same property conveyed to Mark E. Daniel and wife Denise Daniel by deed of record in Record Book 184 Page 610 in the Chester County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 705 Johnson Crossroads Road, Jacks Creek, TN 38347 CURRENT OWNER(S): Mark E. Daniel and Denise Daniel 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. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Great Seneca Financial Corp. 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 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. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o NDS1 Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 416.0814471TN Web Site: www.msplaw.com

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Marjorie Eileen Sommers Notice is hereby given that on the 1st day of December, 2009, Letters Testamentary in respect to the Estate of Marjorie Eileen Sommers who died October 29, 2009, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Chester County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. This the 1st day of December, 2009. Wesley L. Hawkins Executor Estate of Marjorie Eileen Sommers


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IRS offers tips for year-end donations Last year, more than 607,000 individuals and families in Tennessee deducted over $3.8 billion in charitable donations on their federal tax returns. Individuals and businesses making contributions to charities for 2009 should make those donations by Dec. 31 and should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years. Some of these changes include the following: Special Charitable Contributions for Certain IRA Owners This provision, currently scheduled to expire at the end of 2009, offers older owners of individual retirement accounts (IRAs) a different way to give to charity. An IRA owner, age 70½ or over, can directly transfer taxfree up to $100,000 per year to an eligible charity. This option, created in 2006, is available for distributions from IRAs, regard-

less of whether the owners itemize their deductions. Distributions from employer-sponsored retirement plans, including SIMPLE IRAs and simplified employee pension (SEP) plans, are not eligible. To qualify, the funds must be contributed directly by the IRA trustee to the eligible charity. Amounts so transferred are not taxable and no deduction is available for the transfer. Not all charities are eligible. For example, donoradvised funds and supporting organizations are not eligible recipients. Amounts transferred to a charity from an IRA are counted in determining whether the owner has met the IRA’s required minimum distribution. Where individuals have made nondeductible contributions to their traditional IRAs, a special rule treats transferred amounts as coming first from taxable funds, instead of proportionately from taxable

and nontaxable funds, as would be the case with regular distributions. See Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), for more information on qualified charitable distributions. Rules for Clothing and Household Items To be deductible, clothing and household items donated to charity generally must be in good used condition or better. A clothing or household item for which a taxpayer claims a deduction of over $500 does not have to meet this standard if the taxpayer includes a qualified appraisal of the item with the return. Household items include furniture, furnishings, electronics, appliances and linens. Monetary Donations To deduct any charitable donation of money, regardless of amount, a taxpayer must have a bank record or a written communication from the charity showing the name of the charity and

the date and amount of the contribution. Bank records include canceled checks, bank or credit union statements, and credit card statements. Bank or credit union statements should show the name of the charity, the date, and the amount paid. Credit card statements should show the name of the charity, the date, and the transaction posting date. Donations of money include those made in cash or by check, electronic funds transfer, credit card and payroll deduction. For payroll deductions, the taxpayer should retain a pay stub, a Form W-2 wage statement or other document furnished by the employer showing the total amount withheld for charity, along with the pledge card showing the name of the charity. These requirements for the deduction of monetary donations do not change the long-standing requirement that a taxpayer obtain an acknowledgment from a charity for each deductible donation (either money or property) of $250 or more. However, one statement containing all of the required information may meet both requirements. Reminders To help taxpayers plan their holiday-season and year-end giving, the IRS offers the following additional reminders: • Contributions are deductible in the year made. Thus, donations charged to a credit card

before the end of 2009 count for 2009. This is true even if the credit card bill isn’t paid until 2010. Also, checks count for 2009 as long as they are mailed in 2009 and clear, shortly thereafter. • Check that the organization is qualified. Only donations to qualified organizations are taxdeductible. IRS Publication 78, available online and at many public libraries, lists most organizations that are qualified to receive deductible contributions. The searchable online version can be found at IRS.gov under Search for Charities. In addition, churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and government agencies are eligible to receive deductible donations, even if they are not listed in Publication 78. • For individuals, only taxpayers who itemize their deductions on Form 1040 Schedule A can claim deductions for charitable contributions. This deduction is not available to individuals who choose the standard deduction, including anyone who files a short form (Form 1040A or 1040EZ). A taxpayer will have a tax savings only if the total itemized deductions (mortgage interest, charitable contributions, state and local taxes, etc.) exceed the standard deduction. Use the 2009 Form 1040 Schedule A, available now on IRS.gov, to determine whether itemizing is better than claiming the standard

deduction. • For all donations of property, including clothing and household items, get from the charity, if possible, a receipt that includes the name of the charity, date of the contribution, and a reasonablydetailed description of the donated property. If a donation is left at a charity’s unattended drop site, keep a written record of the donation that includes this information, as well as the fair market value of the property at the time of the donation and the method used to determine that value. Additional rules apply for a contribution of $250 or more. • The deduction for a motor vehicle, boat or airplane donated to charity is usually limited to the gross proceeds from its sale. This rule applies if the claimed value is more than $500. Form 1098-C, or a similar statement, must be provided to the donor by the organization and attached to the donor’s tax return. • If the amount of a taxpayer’s deduction for all non-cash contributions is over $500, a properly-completed Form 8283 must be submitted with the tax return. For additional information on charitable giving: • Charities and NonProfits • Publication 526 , Charitable Contributions. • On-line mini-course, Can I Deduct My Charitable Contributions?


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