May 27, 2010
146th YEAR - NO. 3
SERVING CHESTER COUNTY SINCE 1865
Our offices will be closed Monday, our deadline for ads and copy will be Friday.
Victory for Relay
Pentecostals, local businesses to honor heroes Saturday The Pentecostals of Henderson, along with Henderson businesses, will honor local hometown heroes from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29. All active duty and retired military, law enforcement, and city firefighters are invited to come and bring their families for a time of fun and celebration. There will be food, games, and a jumper for the kids, a free car wash, and goody bags full of coupons and prizes from local businesses. The idea for the event came from Chris Tharp, pastor of the Pentecostals of Henderson on White Avenue. When mowing the grass and thinking about heroes, Tharp was thinking about our society’s perception of heroes - how athletes get paid millions of dollars for their school boy skills while the true heroes, the ones who risk their lives every day, don’t get the recognition they deserve. At that moment, a vision was born. He would have his congregation partner with local businesses to celebrate these hometown heroes. While he couldn’t give them the big salaries and prestige they deserve, he could certainly give them the recognition and appreciation of their hometown. This is how “Honoring Our Heroes” began. The first event will kick off a twice yearly celebration. The Pentecostals of Henderson are not alone in their desire to celebrate these heroes. Dwain Seaton Ford is the premier sponsoring partner for this event. Subway and Sears are the secondary sponsors, and Peoples’ Bank and Clayton Bank are third tier sponsors. This event will be followed up with an event honoring our teachers in August. Look for more information on that event soon. For more information on Honoring Our Heroes, you can call Andrea Bell, Ministries Coordinator at 731-608-4583.
Memorial Day ceremonies Monday at City Hall Local Memorial Day ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, May 31, at the Henderson City Hall. Special speaker on the occasion is scheduled to be Captain Wade Reed of the Tennessee Army National Guard. Bill Jewell, major retired, USAR, will be Master of Ceremonies. Others expected to make remarks include Chris McDaniel, commander Post 4844, Veterans of Foreign Wars, major Tennessee ARNG, mayors Troy Kilzer and Bobby King, and
WADE REED Chester County Veteran Service Officer Russell Clayton.
Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent
Relay For Life, particularly the survivors walk, is generally an emotional time for survivors and their caregivers. While a few tears were shed at the 2010 Chester Relay, smiles were in abundance as survivors began their walk.
Chester Relay for Life far surpasses goals Organizers of Chester County’s Relay for Life were extremely pleased with the event Friday night at Chester County High School, noting funds raised far surpassed the goals. Relay for Life is an official American Cancer Society fundraising event. Teresa King, local Relay Chairperson, stated Monday that the event had raised $77,113, with more still being collected, beating the goal of $60,000. “We are really pleased,” said King. “We had 25 different teams, and 21 different camp sites Relay night. Most sites sold out of food. We are pleased that we were able to accomplish what we had planned for the evening. Chester Countians really have a giving heart.” Rain showers early in the evening quickly abated, followed by a light shower about 12:30 a.m. Saturday as the event was coming to a close. “Madison County, McNairy County and others were impacted by the
County mayor Troy Kilzer presents ninety-seven year old Robert Jones, one of the oldest survivors at Relay with his survivor medal Friday night. weather, so we were pleased that we were able to get ours in,” King said. Cancer survivors made the first lap around the parking lot at CCHS, which was lined with “luminaries” in honor of survivors, as well as remembrance of those whose lives were taken by the dreaded disease. Medallions were bestowed on the survivors by See RELAY, Page 1-B
Memorial Day services scheduled at Shiloh The annual Memorial Day Service at Shiloh National Cemetery, one of the oldest in West Tennessee, will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31. In addition to the weekend activities, park rangers will present an interpretive program Monday afternoon. The first – Infantry: backbone of the Army – is scheduled for 1:30-3 p.m. A park ranger, dressed in a period Civil War uniform, will describe the experiences of the common soldier, and concludes with a musket firing demonstration. From 2-3:30 p.m. - Garden of Stone: Shiloh National Cemetery includes a 200-yard walking tour through the National Cemetery interpreting features and stories associated with interred soldiers. Those planning on attending the Memorial Day Service are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to provide comfortable seating during the ceremony. For further information, check the park website at www.nps.gov/shil or contact Ranger Joe Davis at 731 689-5696.
Burglars hit three on South Church Burglars hit three businesses on South Church Avenue in Henderson sometime overnight from Sunday into Monday, stealing more than $1,000 in cash, as well as inflicting heavy property damage. According to reports with the Henderson Police Department, someone had gained entry to Guinn’s Used Cars, breaking into a safe and stealing cash. The report states that thieves
apparently removed an air conditioner and entered through the window. Owner Steve Guinn stated he had checked the business around 1 p.m. Sunday and all appeared normal. “There had to be several persons involved because it took five people to get the safe in the building,” stated Guinn. The safe, which dates to the 1940s, See BURGLARIES, Page 3-A
Cagle enshrined at D.C. memorial National Police Week has been held in Washington, D.C., for almost half a century. This year’s memorial events were held in the nations’ capital May 9-15. However, the event took on an all new meaning in 2010 for a group of local law enforcement and public safety officials as one of their own, fallen Henderson Police Department Captain Dennis Cagle, was
among those being honored. Cagle, known by his badge number 606, died in the line of duty last December when answering a call of an alleged armed robbery in progress at a local grocery store. He became involved in a shoot out and suffered gunshot wounds that would result in death a few days later. Those attending the service
in Washington included Dennis’ wife Judy Cagle, step-daughters Sonya Hickman and Tabitha Bates, son Darrell Cagle, sisters Cathy Attaway, Judy Ivy, Janice Robbins, and Paulette Cagle, Henderson Police officer Ricky Hardy, police and sheriff’s dispatcher Daphane Ward, Chester County sheriff’s deputies Dewayne Climer and Steve Davidson, former Henderson Police officer Tommy Prince, close friend James Smith, and Ray Young. President John F. Kennedy, along with a joint resolution of Congress, instituted National Police Week in 1962 to pay speSee CAGLE, Page 3-A Photo submitted by Daphane Ward
Judy Cagle, right, widow of slain Henderson Police Captain Dennis Cagle, is escorted by HPD officer Ricky Hardy during a memorial in Washington, D.C. during National Police Week, May 15.
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Cagle cial tribute to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The first national memorial service took place in 1982 with only 125 persons attending. However, attendance has now grown to well over 20,000. Cagle was one of 116 law enforcement officers to die in the line of duty during 2009, the fewest since 1959. Most of the deaths in 2009 were traffic-related, with 20 percent occurring as a result of gun fire. The local law enforcement “family” flew to Washington on May 12, and was met by uniformed officers that escorted them through the terminal. According to information provided by one of the group, on each leg of the journey through the city they were escorted by motorcycle police. Streets, even interstate highways, were shut down to allow them to pass. The next night, at the fallen officers’ memorial, a candlelight vigil was held with the reading of newly
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Burglary had been pried open, with several internal one-inch steel pins having been bent in the process. Thieves made themselves at home in the business, and even moved and turned on a box fan to keep cool. Also reporting a breakin were two next door businesses, Guinn’s Daily
engraved names. Thousands of candles were raised to the heavens in honor of these fallen heroes. Ward described the scene as “breathtaking.” The main event took place May 15 in front of the nation’s capital. President Barack Obama was the main speaker, and joined on the podium by attorney general Eric Holder. “What makes freedom possible are the law enforcement officials that we honor today,” Obama said. He spoke of his pride for those who chose to live a life of service to others, describing the choice as, “a calling that carries immense risk.” A roll call of fallen officers’ names began, with Cagle at No. 92. Hardy escorted Judy Cagle, followed by the remainder of the family, where she placed a flower in a wreath that would later be placed at the memorial. “I myself have seen an amazing event take place in Washington at Police Week,” said Ward. “I have always respected our police and sheriff’s departments’ men and women in uniform, but it will never be the same again after attending this event. I have the utmost Rentals, and the Tire Shop and Service Center at 269 B. South Church Avenue. At Guinn’s Daily Rentals, a window had been broken on the north side of the building, with damage estimated at $200. At the Tire Shop and Service Center, a metal door on the west side of the building appeared to have been pried open. Approximately $175 in cash was reported missing.
Photo by James A. Webb, Independent
A heavy safe, with one-inch metal pins, was pried open during a burglary at Guinn’s Used Cars on South Church Avenue Sunday night into Monday morning. Two other adjacent businesses were also broken into the same night.
respect for our law enforcement than ever before.” Ward stressed that the public does not realize the kind of job law enforcement officers have, and even though she has worked as a police/sheriff dispatcher for seven years, she did not fully realize it herself. “I want to personally thank each and every officer, investigator, Chief of Police Tommy Davis, and Sheriff Blair Weaver for the job they do in keeping our place safe. “My prayer is that that each and every officer of the Henderson Police Department, and the Chester County Sheriff’s Department, including their spouses, children, co-workers and anyone in the community that was affected by this tragedy that happened in our town, will find the peace that I found at National Police Week in 2010.” In Nashville, many of the same persons, including Chester County Sheriff’s Deputy Don Purvis, attended another service on May 11. Purvis answered the same call last December when Dennis Cagle was gunned down. It was the first time the group had seen the name Dennis Cagle etched in stone, and each experienced strong emotional feelings.
Above: At the memorial for HPD fallen officer Dennis Cagle were from left, Daphane Ward, Ricky Hardy, Judy Cagle, Don Purvis, and Sonya Hickman. Right:A single rose lays at the cornerstone of Capt. Dennis Darrell Cagle at the memorial for fallen officers. Below: Cagle’s partner, Ricky Hardy, places photos on the memorial.
Photos submitted by Daphane Ward
Life & Style
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Lions Club News The May 17, 2010 Lions Club meeting began with thanks from King Lion Bob Brown for all the hard work on Clean Up Chester County Day. Approximately 25 Lions, Civitans, and Beta members came to work on a beautiful Saturday morning. The Lions Club annual pancake breakfast went very well, raising over $1,300 for Relay for Life. Thanks to all who worked and sold tickets. Special
thanks to Lion Hibbett for selling $775 in tickets all by himself! Thank you for your service. Lion Donna Butler presented the Servant of the Month award to Kim Johnson Phelps. Kim’s work in Chester County is well known. She is very active supporting various fundraiser and organizations. She has served as an officer for East Chester PTO, co-chairperson of Relay for Life, and is a board member of the local Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child
Happy Birthday wishes go to Jack Rogers, and Drew Gregory on May 27; Corey McCombs on May 28; Pat Weatherington on May 31; and Lana Roland, and Anthony Finley on June 1. There are no anniversaries that I am aware of for this week. The Enville Community Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1 at the
community center. Everyone is invited to come, bring a dish and enjoy a potluck meal. Our club is small in members who attend. It would be great if those in our community who have not attended our meeting before, would come visit. You might enjoy it enough to join. Look at it this way, on this one day a month, you can have a whole meal while only having to fix one dish. The best part is the food and company is always good. Have a great week. If you have news, call me at 989-0212, or email me at wildgoosenews @aol.com or Envillecommunitynews@ yahoo.com.
Abuse. When presented with this award, Kim said, “I don’t like recognition. What I do, I do to help the community.” Kim works for Clayton Bank and Trust. She is married to Billy Phelps and they have two children, Mia and Brennan. Kim, we thank you for your selfless deeds and your attitude of service. The Lions Club Walking Horse Show is coming up on Saturday, June 26. Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the show.
Kim Phelps, center, was awarded the Servant of the Month at the May Lions Club meeting. Presenting the award was Donna Butler. Also pictured is King Lion Bobby Brown.
It was reported that a beloved family pet was hit by a speeding car around S w e e t l i p s Church/Cemetery. Of course, the person never slowed down to check things out or say I’m sorry or to know if any person was injured.
If you have items for the mission trip, call Neal at 989-7342. They have not given a definite date for the next trip. As always they are in need of clothing, household items, furniture, washers, dryers, refrigerators and nonperishable foods. They not only help Appalachia but have helped folks in surrounding areas. It’s a lot of work for the faithful few, and without all those who donate, the mission would soon just whither up. God always touches and stirs the hearts of those He needs. On our prayer list are:
Rayford Mayfield, Loretta Pickett, Teresa Colbert, Chrissy Busby, Mary Russell, Brenda Collins, Betty Stout, David Varvel, Bob Hurst, Thelma Pritchard, Josie Plunk, Candice Joyce, Kathrine Carroll, Kim Mayfield, Maurine Foster, Dominic and Johnny Basenese, Nan Isaacs, Butch Cates, J.D. Russell, Jacob Michaels, Butch Russell, Vicki Isaacs, and our military and their families. Happy birthday to Ashton McEarl May 27; Kathy Ward, Maurine Foster May 28; Jeffery Johnson May 29; Candice
Joyce, Debbie Wilson, Halie Sisks, Devin Scott, Tracy Massengill May 30; Neal Kinchen, Scott Lewis June 1; and Greg Russell, Nathan Pickett June 2. Happy anniversary to Ricky and Norma McPeake June 1. I hope all the children enjoy their summer vacation and get to sleep late, and maybe see some new places. Hope everyone has a good week. Call 989-7523 with your news. Thought for the week: To admit I have been in the wrong, is but saying that I am wiser today, than I was yesterday.
The Jacks Creek Community Club met on Thursday night, May 13. Our thanks goes to Kathy Mays for beautifully decorating the tables with fresh roses. Larry Byrd, a sensational musician, provided the entertainment for the evening. He played a selection of popular country and gospel songs. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. President Ralph Mays announced the graduating senior to receive the $750 annual club scholarship. Kassi Austin has been chosen Congratulations, Kassi! We all wish you the best of luck and continued success. Kay Robison and Kathy Mays discussed making pies for the Barbecue
Festival in the fall. Any club member can contact Kay or Kathy if they can participate. We appreciate the help. The work on this project will begin soon. We all want to wish JoAnn Jones a belated happy birthday. Also, a belated happy anniversary to Bobby and Elaine Smith. June birthdays include Anna Dempton, Raul Figueroa, Earlene Jones, and Leon Robison. Happy June anniversaries to Raul and Joy Figueroa, Dwight and Rue Jones, Melbern and Earlene Jones, Paul and Betty Roaten, Tracey and Lori Pusser, and Donald and Jean Rouse. Our next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10. Everyone is welcome to join us for good food and fellowship.
I hope everyone has a nice Memorial Day and will remember what it really means! Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women’s groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, “Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping” by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication “To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead”. While Waterloo, N.Y. was official-
ly declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860’s tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in General Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington
National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 - 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee. On January 19, 1999 Senator Inouye introduced bill S 189 to the Senate which proposes to restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial
Day back to May 30th instead of “the last Monday in May”. On April 19, 1999 Representative Gibbons introduced the bill to the House (H.R. 1474). The bills were referred the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Government Reform. To date, there has been no further developments on the bill. Sixty-five members of the Taylor family of Chickasaw Park area attended a reunion held Sunday May 16 at the park. The youngest Taylor was 6 weeks old and the oldest was Gladys Taylor who is just shy of 90. Birthdays this week are: T.J. Appling, 27th; Sharon Mays, 29th. Have a great Birthday! Happy Anniversary to my sister Sylvia and her husband Larry Heard on the 28th. On our prayer list this week: Alma Murley, Sonny Grimm, Jean Murley, Winna Knipper, Larry Privett, Teresa Colbert, Nancy Turner, Dennis Bain, Sherry Roark, and Linda Holder. Take care everyone and have a great week!
School is out and some staff will NOT be returning. Retired teachers, Jennie Jones Fletcher, Wayne Roberts, Jo Price, Caroline Little Johnson, and Mary Phillips. Principals, LaTasha Wright Phillips and Jimmy Dyer are part of school history. Third grade teacher, Amy Wooley, will be principal at Jacks Creek. “Old teachers never die they just lose their class.” was not the theme as the Jacks Creek School staff hosted a reception for LaTasha, Jennie, and Caroline. Best wishes; thanks for years of service (wear and tear). Ha! More than 150 friends
ate a big lunch, and later saw a sight to behold even in the hot sun. A flower garden could be seen while standing on the mound at Unity on Decoration Day. A labor of love was seen in floral or flag tributes. Helen Keller believed the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower, so dare not complain. It takes both the rain and the sun to make a rainbow, and thankfully a blessing of eyesight allows that. It was fun “jawing” with Gleaman Rhodes, Sherrill Ryals, Brad and Mac Brower, Danny Record, Joe Wadley, Lois Rhodes, Tommy and Donette Rhodes Ada, Jennifer Cox Evans, and Sheila Elders Cox at the pavilion. Lots of waving visitors were touring the cemetery Sunday, and even on Monday cars were driving by to see the beautiful cemetery. The groundkeeper does a good job. If you lost a knife - call 989-7485.
Gathered at Siler’s BBQ were nieces, nephews, and friends of Nellie Bess Summers Armour. She taught school, so it appeared she was still leader and role model for Joe Summers and Judy Summers (siblings) from Florida; Dan and Anna Marie Summers Cleveland from Florida; Richard and Estelle Stanfill Berkel from Indiana; and locals were Gerald Stanfill; Judy Stanfill; Peggy Stanfill; and Joe Raymond and Clara Sue Smith Stanfill (Joe Raymond was the only one that deserved a deportment cut). Those living away subscribe to the Chester County Independent; they are hungry for tidbits from their local community. Share with community writers, so they can report news and sell more papers. Example: Ruby Nobles Wright fell. Since her goose egg (on her head) did not hatch - she
will begin therapy next week to improve mobility. Ruth Nobles Morris is sick; her family requested prayers. I will make a visitation at the hospital. Who was your role model? Throughout school history books we find words turned into famous quotes by great leaders. These leaders inspired, comforted, and influenced many. They led by example and their leadership transferred ideas into a positive action. Their words spoken with integrity were echoed on battlefields, and it showed not only the strength of the speaker, but the soldier sacrificing his life for the freedoms we have today. With respect and passion to all the extraordinary men and women who have given us our rights, we honor them on Memorial Day (May 31). As England’s genius in science and history Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen further, it is by stand-
ing on the shoulder of giants. All proud Americans know who the giants are. We salute the fallen with hand over heart and tears falling for their greatest sacrifice. Quotes are intended for wisdom and application in our lives. To our leaders, our soldiers, and to those that cherish America you are honored by the following words of wisdom. These words were spoken throughout the formation of the greatest country in the world, our dear United States of America. Pause on each quote, for these words speak volumes even from the grave. (1) Ben Franklin, “Well done is better than well said,” (2) George Washington, “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth,” (3) Abraham Lincoln, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” (4) General
George Patton, “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”; (5) General Douglas MacArthur, “People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” ; (6) Dwight Eisenhower, “A people that values its privilege above its principles soon loses both.” (7) Martin Luther King, “The time is always right to do the right thing.” (8) John Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Reread these quotes and ask yourself, who was your role model, are you a role model, and do you leave words of wisdom? Wear patriotic colors on Memorial Day and come to the City Hall program to show honor. Our prayers are with our troops. God bless them and our dear U.S.A.
By Beth Naylor
Jacks Creek Community Club By Shelley Pusser
CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, May 27, 2010
We would like to thank the Relay for Life committee on their many hours of hard work, the sponsors, volunteers and everyone that helped in any way for another great year for the Relay for Life.
Everyone seemed to enjoy all the good food and entertainment and we enjoyed the good hard clapping as we walked the first lap. Thanks so much for another great year. Belated happy birthday to Zachery Pitts, May 20. Happy birthday to Mike Ross, Chris Grissom and Brandon Berry, May 28; Fay Carroll, Tyler Ross, Willie Newsom and Adelle Cooper, May 29; and Haley Fisher and Karen Conner, May 31. Happy anniversary to
David and Delma Maness May 28. On our prayer list this week are Charles Stovall, Gerald Stanfill, Carroll Williams, Glen Jones, Alexis Boggs, Pam Priddy, Charles and Wilma Cupples, Jean Latham, John Kent Sells, Phillip Ross, Joanne Sells, Ollie Dean Kennedy, Bill and Shirley Gaddy, Carolyn Pelter, Diane Wells, Judy Cagle, Gathel Latham, their caregivers and our military personnel and their families.
Chester County Independent archives, May 21, 1950
Pictured above is the Basketball team of the Henderson plant of Salant & Salant. The team has just concluded a successful season, considering it was the first year for these girls. Back row, left to right: Mr. Lattie Averitt, Plant Superintendent, Elsie Smith, Jimme Neal Austin, Ramelle Patterson, Louise Head, Head Forelady, Frankie Patterson, Coach. First row, left to right: China Mae Smith, Wilner Smith, Mary Harris, Ossie Rush, Jo Lee Mayfield, Kathryn Young, Carolyn Armour and Vadeen Reddin. Chester County Independent archives, May 21, 1970
LAUNCH DAIRY MONTH – Tennessee Dairy Princess Debbie Reece of Martin is pictured above with Chester County Dairy Princess Kay Fletcher at a luncheon honoring Miss Fletcher here last Wednesday. The luncheon also signaled the beginning of June is Dairy Month across the nation.
Only Yesterday ‘Little League Organized: Season Opens June 19’ From the files of the Chester County Independent May 23, 1940 “FHC Graduates 33 From 9 States” “Complete program for Freed-Hardeman Commencement Week activities was announced at the college Tuesday, together with this year’s roll of candidates for diplomas. Thirty-three seniors from nine states comprise the list of graduates.” “Big ‘Uns Didn’t All Get Away – Fishermen Report” “From Clarence Guinn this week comes a variation of ‘the big ‘un that got away’ story, Clarence stating that not only did the big ‘un not get away, but two big ‘uns got hooked on the same line, these being two blue cat beauties, weighing 32 and 20 pounds respectively. “Added to this splendid catch was a big eel and many small fish.” “Welcome Stranger” “Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Harrington of Jacks Creek are the parents of a daughter, their fourth child, born Sunday. The young lady weighed 3 ½ pounds. “Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Cross of Pinson are the parents of a daughter, their fourth child, born May 15. She weighed 9 pounds, and has been named Rose Mary Cross.” May 26, 1950 “Tarpley Is Student Editor Of ‘Date Book’” “Miss Billie Lou Tarpley of Montezuma has been selected as student editor from Tennessee for ‘Date Book,’ a magazine for teenagers. “Sunshine Cherry Chosen As VFW Queen For Revue” “Miss Sunshine Cherry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Cherry of Henderson, has been chosen as Queen of the Brancy Wood Post, V. F. W., to represent the local post in Eighth District Beauty Revue to be held in Bolivar, Tenn., on May 25.” “Births” “Mr. and Mrs. Buford C. Bishop of Henderson
announce the birth of a son on May 8 at WebbWilliamson Hospital in Jackson. He has been named Kenneth Alan. “Mr. and Mrs. E. Lewis Jr., of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Henderson, announce the birth of a daughter, Joyce Ann. “Mr. and Mrs. Billy Fletcher of Route 1, Henderson are the parents of twin sons who were born May 11. They have been named James Harold and Joe Brynt. “Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dick of Pinson announce the birth of a daughter, Margaret Ann, on May 14.” May 20, 1960 “Little League Organized” “Last Tuesday night following the Little League tryouts, managers of this year’s Little League met with Commissioner Ben Zickefoose Jr. “This year the Lions Club-sponsored Little League will consist of eight teams, four major league teams and four minor league teams. The major league teams will consist of fourteen players and the minor league teams of eighteen players. Each of the four major league teams will be connected with one of the minor league teams. The older boys of the league will compete in the major league and the younger boys in the minor league. If one of the minor leaguers plays well enough he may be transferred to the major leagues.”
way here tonight (Thursday) when teams sponsored by Gladys’ Restaurant and Hearn Lumber Company meet for the first time.” “Lt. Tim Weeks Arrives In U.S. From Vietnam” “Lt. Tim Weeks, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Weeks of Henderson, notified his parents by telephone Monday night he has returned to the U.S. after a year’s stay in Vietnam. Lt. Weeks said he was in Ft. Lewis, Washington and expected to be home ‘in a few days.’ “He was wounded while serving in Vietnam when shrapnel from an exploding enemy shell injured an arm.” “Miss Nobles Makes Known Wedding Plans” “Mr. and Mrs. Raford Nobles of Jacks Creek announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Patsy, to Don Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Jones of Henderson. “The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dunn of Jackson, and Mr. and Mrs. Luke Nobles of Jacks Creek. “Grandparents of Mr. Jones are Mrs. Robert O’Neal and the late Mr. O’Neal of Enville, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jones of Henderson. “Both are graduates of Chester County High School. “The marriage ceremony will be performed at the Henderson Church of Christ on the evening of July 17, at 7:30.”
“New Arrivals” “Born to Elijah and Rosetta Burgess of Finger, a son, Carlos Jerome on May 17.” “Henderson Clinic” “Mr. and Mrs. Lance Bailey of Luray announce the arrival of a daughter, Andrea Earlene, on May 23.” “Drs. McCallum & Wilson’ “Mr. and Mrs. Preston Lipford of Finger announce the arrival of a son on May 23.” May 28, 1970 “Little League Opener Tonight” “The Little League baseball season will get under-
Patsy Nobles and Don Jones
Wanda Cook won the beautiful quilt quilted by the Antioch Ladies and others. She was so excited
Saturday was a beautiful day for the Homecoming at the center, we appreciate everyone who helped in any way and to all who attended. Tommy Prince won the $100 gift card. Larry Farris sold him the lucky ticket. Thanks to Macy Morrison for entertaining, she is a very talented young lady. Thanks to Fred Clements, Old Glory was waving proudly over the center. All members are encouraged to attend the very important meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, as we will be electing officers for the year 2010. I look to see you there. Tim Roland of Okinawa, Japan, spent last week visiting his parents T. and Ellna Roland and his family. Tim is retired from the Navy and works for the military, teaching English to the Japanese. Tim is our nephew; we enjoyed his visit. Congratulations to David and Danna Shores on the birth of their baby girl, Elise McKenna born May 10 at Jackson General Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds, 10
since she has helped do the piecing and quilting. Patience Cook, ninth grader, received all As last nine weeks. Her parents, Lynn and Liz Cook, and grandparents, Wanda and Jerry, were pleased. The meeting for the community center will be the first Monday night in June, members please remember. Wanda and Jerry Cook’s great granddaughter from Memphis was here this
past week. It was good to see Madelyn, Erin and Rick Fontana. Also paying a visit were Adriana, Danielle, and Cody Atkins. Belated birthday wishes to Heather Wells on May 23. Have a safe and happy summer graduates and teachers and students. Congratulations to Amy Eaton who will be principal at West Chester. Amy will do a fine job! Call us with your news.
ounces. Her big brother Jackson, age 3, welcomed her home. Grandparents are Russell and Joyce Clayton of Henderson and David and Helen Shores of Huntsville, Ala. David and Danna, formally of Henderson, are now living in Huntsville. Congratulations to Jose Lanier and Lindsey Tummins on the birth of their daughter Jadyn Reanne born May 14. We welcome Jimmy and Deonna Bennett and sons, Cameron and Tristen to our community. They have moved into their new home on Old Friendship Road just down the road from his grandparents Walt and Ann Bennett. We wish them much happiness in their new home. Larry and Vickie Beshires have moved back to down town Hickory Corner. We welcome them back to the community. Those celebrating
birthdays are Marie Smith and Sara Dorris on June 2; Mary Ann Weaver, Daniel Beshires, Alex Lofton, Randy Kessler on June 4; Brenda Weaver on June 6; Drew Roland on June 7; Maison Gray June on 8; Rubye Hanna, Shelly and Susan Smith on June 10; and Kati Byrd on June 12. Happy anniversary to Lonnie and Shirley Morton on June 2; Russell and Joyce Clayton on June 4; and Frank and Diane Clayton on June 8. Congratulations to Joyce Clayton on her retirement from West Chester Elementary after serving 40 years in the school system. Joyce, may you attend lots of seminars in your retirements. They are called naps. When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband, but only half the income. When a woman retires, she goes right on cooking.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
CAPITOL HILL REVIEW Budget discussions continue Budget discussions heated up as lawmakers rolled up their sleeves and continued to work on reaching a consensus on the FY 2010-2011 budget. Lawmakers will continue to hammer out details this week, as the General Assembly is constitutionally required to pass a balanced budget each year. Each General Assembly is allowed to meet for 90 session—or legislative—days over the course of two years. After session on Thursday morning, the House has only five legislative days left to finish business. The Senate has only three legislative days remaining.
Fight for health freedom measure continues The House Calendar and Rules Committee, which is responsible for setting the House floor agendas, considered House Bill 2622 this week. House Bill 2622 prohibits the legislature from requiring any person to participate in any health care system or plan. Opponents attempted to refer the bill back to the House Health and Human Resources Committee essentially killing for it the year, but the proponents of the bill prevailed and it remained in Calendar and Rules. After a lengthy discussion, the legislation was deferred until the next Calendar and Rules Committee meeting. House members have fought all year to enact legislation to counter the federal health care takeover, believing that expanding government programs is rarely an effective solution to complex issues. Further, proponents have argued the federal government’s takeover of healthcare will only prove to balloon the cost of healthcare services to the states.
Caution urged when buying used cars In light of the historic flooding throughout the state, the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission is encouraging consumers to exercise caution when buying used cars. The warning is the second issued by the state in recent weeks, with the Department of Commerce and Insurance encouraging flood victims to be cautious when hiring contractors. Unfortunately, scam artists may use this time to fleece unsuspecting consumers. Flooding can cause damage to a vehicle’s computer and electrical systems, as well as potentially causing brakes and airbag systems to malfunction. The Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission advises consumers to only buy from dealers that hold a Motor Vehicle Dealers License issued by the Commission. To search for a license, visit http://verify.tn.gov. If you are thinking about buying a used car, follow these tips to avoid buying a car with flood damage: Examine the car yourself. Check throughout the car, including under the seats for signs of mud or rust. Examine the carpeting to see if it is discolored or faded. If the carpeting is mismatched, it may be a sign that components have been replaced. Check for a mildew smell. Test-drive the car on hills, highways and in stop-andgo traffic. Make sure all warning lights and gauges work properly. Test lights, wipers, turn signals, radio, heat and air conditioning several times to make sure they work properly. Ask for the car’s maintenance record. Have the car inspected by a reputable mechanic. Buy only from a reputable dealer. Ask the dealer if the vehicle is flood damaged and get the answer in writing at the time of the sale.
Who’s to blame? Dear Editor,
I’ve got my vote Dear Editor, I am somewhat disturbed and surprised that some of the political advertising for local offices, notably the races for Sheriff and Circuit Court Clerk, have taken on a very strong racial and gender bias. I feel that gender and race should not be the qualifying factors for any political office. As a white American male, I will vote for two men who have the experience, integrity, honesty and fairness that will benefit all of Chester County. I will vote for Blair Weaver for Sheriff and Keith Frye for Circuit Court Clerk. They are both well qualified and should be elected to another term. Bill Overway Henderson
In case you missed it… Four more counties were approved to receive public assistance due to flooding. Residents in Cannon, Giles, Marshall, and Pickett Counties may now apply for FEMA assistance by registering online at www.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA. Individual assistance can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses. Public assistance is also available to state and eligible local governments and certain non-profit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for debris removal and emergency protective measures. Lawmakers discussed at length an amendment that would restrict the use of traffic cameras. A study committee was created last year to look at the issue and met
over the summer of 2009. The proposal put forward by the study committee was ultimately rejected by the General Assembly. The amendment adopted Thursday prohibits local governments from installing traffic cameras after January 1, 2011 unless adopted by ordinance or resolution. The bill to which lawmakers attached the amendment was then deferred until Monday. Senate Bill 440, passed by the House Monday night, would require felons who have had their voting rights revoked pay all court costs and any restitution owed in full in order to have their voting rights restored.
First, my heart and deepest sympathy go out to the families of the fallen and injured officers in West Memphis, Ark. Many will disagree, but “D.C.” can wear the “blame” for most of what happened last Thursday, May 20. Our so-called government has successfully taken the “fear” out of breaking the law, and more of this “behavior” will be happening more often. Believe it! Liberals and bad politicians now run and own this country! And “I” do not apologize for neither being liberal or political, because my faith and strength are in and from GOD, not D.C.! Too bad their influence and their money can’t buy their way into Heaven! Ralph B. Scott Dear Editor, Why didn’t our county commission put the constables keeping their law enforcement powers into a ballot initiative on the Aug. 5 ballot? Sincerely, Merle P. Little
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Sunrise Grief Support meeting Shackelford’s Sunrise Aftercare program will host the free monthly grief support meeting at 7 p.m. on May 27, in the rear dining room of Southern Oaks Assisted Living. If you have suffered a traumatic loss and would like to meet others of similar experience, please come.
Quarterback Club Golf Tournament The Chester County Quarterback Club has announced its first annual golf tournament on Friday, May 28, at Woodland Hills Country Club at Pinson. The entry fee is $250 per team – four-person scramble. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Cash prizes will be paid for each flight. For information, call Charles Cavaness at 989-4662 or Allison Taylor at 435-0329.
FHU Summer Swim Classes Registration for summer swim classes for children will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, May 28, at Bader Gym on the FreedHardeman University campus. There will be two sessions for boys and girls, May 31June 11 and June 14-25. The cost is $100. For more information, call Everette McAnally at 989-6044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buford Pusser Festival events There will be a car show on Saturday, May 29, at Buford Pusser Memorial Park, $20 entry fee, call 697-9149 for information; Rockabilly music at 3:30 p.m. May 29, featuring Bobby Joe Killingsworth, at the park pavilion, followed by a Bluegrass Show at 5 p.m. featuring six bands. Bring a lawn chair; admission is free.
Fundraiser for Harvest Time Church of God Harvest Time Church of God will be selling Hickory Pit pulled barbecue plates beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at Big Star for a fundraiser. For additional information contact Pastor Cleophas A. Cherry, I, at 438-0539, Juanita Szaabo at 234-8448, or email Juanita Szaabo at email@example.com.
Benefit Concert for Jason Stanley There will be a benefit concert for Jason and Lisa (Strickland) Stanley at 2 p.m. on May 30, at The Springs United Pentecostal Church of Jackson, 3370 Hwy 45 South, two miles north of Pinson. Featured singers will be Stan Crouse, Buel Maness, The Marshall’s, Tony and Karolyn Smith and many others. Jason was involved in a serious accident and has been in the hospital for several weeks. For more information, call 6450086.
‘Girls of Summer’ Pageant The “Girls of Summer” Pageant will be held on Saturday, June 5, at Williams Auditorium. Doors open at 10 a.m. with a cash only registration. Pageants begin at 10:30 and run consecutively. Age groups are: Birth-12 months; 13-23 months; 2-3 yrs; 4-6 yrs; 7-9 yrs; 10-12 yrs; 13-15 yrs; 16-18 yrs. Fee to enter a pageant is $25. Optional categories are Most Photogenic, Prettiest Smile, Best Dressed and Prettiest Hair. Optional categories are $5 each or enter everything (beauty and all categories) for $40. For more information, or to receive a registration form by mail, call Gaye Phillips at 695-9555 or Stacey Clark at 608-0334. A $5 late fee will be added to those registering on the day of the pageant.
Parsons Drama Dept. performs play in Savannah The Parsons Drama Dept. will perform, “Hear Today, Gone Tommorrow”, June 5 at Hardin County High School in Savannah. The production begins at 7 p.m. For more information contact Love Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. at 925-3400.
Finger Fire Dept. Dinner The Finger Volunteer Fire Dept. will host their annual fish fry and BBQ chicken dinner Saturday, June 5 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. All you can eat catfish or chicken with all the trimmings and homemade desserts. Adult plates costs $10 and children plates costs $5. All proceeds benefit the Finger Fire Dept.
Loving Paws hosts workshop Loving Paws is hosting a fundraiser workshop June 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Green Thumb Nursery in Lexington. The workshop includes making your own ‘faux stone’ containers with hypertufa materials. Hypertufa is a lightweight concrete mix that can be shaped into troughs, pots, or sculpture. This is a hands-on class, and you will be able to take home your new garden ornament. Your $20 fee will cover all materials, including your form, unless you wish to bring something of your own choosing, plastic tubs or bowls are ideal.
CCHS Class of 1980 Reunion The Chester County High School class of 1980 will hold their 30th class reunion on June 19 at the Henderson Elks Lodge. The cost is $25 per person and should be sent to the Chester County Class of 1980 Reunion Fund, 900 Lipscomb Lane, Henderson, TN 38340.
Benefit Ride for Anthony Meeks There will be a benefit ride for Anthony
“Tank” Meeks, who suffers from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, at Pickwick Landing State Park Inn. Rain date will be June 26. The cost is $25 for a single rider or $40 for a couple. Riders will receive a T-shirt and a meal consisting of hamburgers and hot dogs with trimmings. Registration will be from 8:30-9:45 a.m. You can pre-register at www.tankmeeks.com or by calling 926-5076.
Summertime Bell and Beau Pageant The Summertime Bell and Beau pageant, benefiting the Jackson Diamond Dawgs, will be held at 2 p.m. June 19 at the Selmer Civic Center with registration beginning at 1p.m. Entry fee is $20 received by June 12 or pay $25 at the door (cash only day of pageant). Ages groups include, girls: newborns to 21 years old; boys: newborns to 5 years old. Entry forms can be picked up at Merle Norman in Henderson, Butterflies and Bumblebees in Selmer, Penny Lanes in Savannah, and B&J Formals in Corinth. You can mail forms to STBB 363 Fire Tower Road, Selmer, TN 38375. For more information contact Regina Smith 610-3474 or 6458485 or Gina Miller 645-7455 or 610-6338.
Selmer Senior Center plans trip to Branson The Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a 4 day, 3 night trip to Branson, Mo. Sept. 1316. Tour highlights include transportation, lodging, 6 meals, including a dinner and entertainment aboard the Branson Belle, four additional sows, and free time outlet shopping. Cost of the trip is $469 per double occupancy. A $100 deposit is due by June 20 with final payment by Aug. 1. For more information contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843.
Senior Center plans trips The Chester County Senior Center is planning a six-day trip to Washington, D.C., Aug. 26-31, cost is $549 per person, double occupancy. The trip to Ireland now includes England and Wales, Oct. 8, $2,400 each, with two in a room. Deposit of $400 is due now. For more information, call Joanne Osborne at 989-7434.
Quilt Group meets monthly “Quilters Without a Clue” meet the third Saturday of each month at the Chester County Library from 9:30 to noon. Quilters/needleworkers of all experience levels are welcome. Lessons will be given for beginning quilters. For more information, call Carol at 608-2974 or go by the Fabric Corner, 110 E. Main St. in Henderson.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9890319.
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.
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous The Henderson group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. each Tuesday (closed discussion), 8 p.m. on Thursdays (open discussion) and 3 p.m. on Sundays (open discussion and big book). Meetings are now located at First United Methodist Church on North Ave. in Henderson. For more information, call 989-8348.
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 Glenda Perry.
Recycle cell phones The Chester County Senior Center and the Chester County Solid Waste Department have joined together to recycle cell phones. You may drop them off at Miller’s Big Star, all five convenience centers or the Senior Center. It helps the environment and is a fundraiser for the Senior Center. Used ink cartridges are also recycled.
CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT May 17, 2010 A quart-size jar full of coins was reportedly found empty after the owner returned home. The jar was located at a residence on West Main St. Richard Alan White, 27, Beech Bluff, was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license, violation of the open container law, violation of registration and violation of the vehicle financial responsibility act. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,750 bond. May 18, 2010 Ten Marine batteries were reportedly stolen from boats inside the fence at B&B Outdoors, 713 US Hwy 45 S. The battery cables were damaged as well. Damage to the boats was estimated at $1,000, and the value of the batteries was estimated at $1,000. A set of keys was reported missing from McDonalds. May 21, 2010 A possible stolen vehicle was reported from a residence on Sanford St. The vehicle was later recovered by Jackson Police Department. May 22, 2010 A vehicle was reportedly vandalized in the Big Star side parking lot. According to the report, all four tires were slashed, resulting in approximately $600 worth of damage. April Lynn Allen, 24, 675 Old Jacks Creek Cove, was arrested and charged with violation of the light law and driving under the influence (DUI). She was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. May 24, 2010 The Tire Shop and Service Center at 269B South Church Ave. was reportedly broken into. Missing items included cash and a nickel plated .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Guinn’s Used Cars, South Church, was reportedly burglarized. According to the report, cash was forcefully taken
from a safe. A possible attempted break-in was reported at Guinn’s Daily Rentals on South Church. A window was found broken resulting in approximately $200 worth of damage. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT May 18, 2010 Anthony Joseph Burnell, 51, Parsons, was arrested and charged with violation of the open container law. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $250 bond. James Berlon Hayes, 62, Lexington, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County jail on his own recognizance. Walter Frantrell McNeal, 19, 451 Galbraith, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Felony. He is being held in the Chester County jail without bond. John Wesley Mitchell, 20, Adamsville, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. Wendell Scott Pusser, 26, Jacks Creek, was arrested and charged with assault. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,000 bond. Benjie Joe Wagoner, 30, Bethel Springs, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. May 19, 2010 Justin Wayne Hays, 18, 1425 Memory Lane, was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault. He was released from the Chester County jail after posing a $2,000 bond. Peter Russell Samol, 21, Lexington, was arrested and charged with theft of property $1,000 $9,999. He was released from the Chester County jail on his own recogni-
zance. May 20, 2010 Jerod Alex Cherry, 18, 5670 Sweetlips Road, was arrested and charged with simple domestic assault. He is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $1,000 bond. May 21, 2010 Amy Renee Drake, 32, Reagan, was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule III controlled substance, possession of a legend drug without a prescription, violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor, and failure to appear. She is being held in the Chester County jail without bond. Tonya D. Keen, 43, 740 Fourth St, Apt. A16, was arrested and charged with 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 $2,500 bond. Darius Moore, 19, Bolivar, was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Misdemeanor. He is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $950 cash only bond. Brandon Richardson, 27, 738 Sand Road Circle, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He is being held in the Chester County jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT No Reports.
Obituaries James Charles Rowland January 25, 1931 – May 24, 2010 James Charles Rowland, CDR, USN (Ret) died in the hospital on May 24, 2010 from acute leukemia. He was 79. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, at Shackelford – Casey Chapel with Jerry Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery in Henderson County. Born in the Woodville Community on Jan. 25, 1931, he was the only child of James Orben “Orb” and Martha Mitchell Henson Rowland. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant grandson, James McGowin Rowland. Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, married June 2, 1956, Carolyn Faye Pritchard Rowland, a daughter, Laura, a son, Michael Edward and his wife, Virginia Raines and a grandson, Charles Pritchard Rowland. Upon graduation from the University of Tennessee in 1951, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy. In 1952, he was selected to attend Officer Candidate School and was subsequently commissioned as an Ensign. Charles had a 24-year career in the Navy, much of it spent on ships. He commanded the Fleet Tug USS ATAKAPA (ATF 149) the Rescue, Salvage, Diving and Lifting Ship USS SALVAGER (ARSD 3) and was the Officer-in-Charge of the Destroyer Escort USS GREENWOOD (DE 679). Charles was the Executive Officer of the Fleet Minesweeper USS POCHARD (AM 375) and the Landing Ship Dock USS ALAMO (LSD 33) and was the Main Propulsion Assistant on the USS CANBERRA (CAG 2). Charles served at the Pentagon as the Assistant Head of the Service Craft and Boats Desk, responsible for the assignment of all service craft and boats in the U.S. Navy. He also served a tour with the Fleet Operations Control Center, London, England allowing him and his family to travel over most of Europe. His last assignment was as the Executive Officer of the Naval Station in Charleston, S.C. For a period of time, he served as the Commanding Officer of the Naval Station. He retired from the Navy in 1974 as a Commander, after earning the following: Command at Sea Insignia, Command Ashore Insignia, U.S. Navy Commendation Medal (2), U.S. Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba), U.S. Navy Occupation Service Medal (Europe), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/3 stars, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device, Navy Expert Rifleman Medal and the Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal. He was a Disabled Veteran. He was a life member of the Retired Officers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. He was also an Endowment Member of the National Rifle Association. Charles began a new career with the State of Tennessee in 1976. He worked for the Department of Employment Security until 1985. In 1985, he began working for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. In 1986, Charles was promoted and transferred to Jackson as a Veterans’ Benefit Representative. In this position, he supervised 10 counties in Southwest Tennessee providing services to veterans, and their dependents. He retired from the state in 1993. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (Le Bonheur Foundation; P.O. Box 41817; Memphis, TN 38174-1817); West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation (Hospice Foundation Fund; 620 Skyline Drive; Jackson, TN 38301); Tennessee Wildlife Federation (300 Orlando Ave. Ste.200; Nashville, TN 37209); St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105) or the charity of the donor’s choice. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) May 27, 2010
Sue Nell Garner Smith March 9, 1930 – May 13, 2010 Sue Nell Garner Smith, 80, died May 13, 2010. Burial was at Forest Hill – Whitten Road Cemetery in Memphis on May 18. She was born to Ruel McCager Garner and Ottie Edna Patterson. She had resided with her son, Edward and Trudi Smith, at Moscow. She was retired from Shelby County and was a member of Belleview Baptist Church of Memphis. She leaves three sons, Michael Smith of Murfreesboro, Edward Smith of Moscow and Barry Smith of Munford; four grandchildren, Summer, Gary, Nick and Ruel Smith; five brothers, A.T. Buck Garner of Dyersburg, J.W. Garner of Memphis, Ray Garner of Sturgis, Miss., Bill Garner of Mt. Olive, Ala., and Ruel Garner of Keller, Texas; and eight sisters, Linnie Johnson of Henderson, Bonnie Hurst of Lilburn, Ga., Lynn Morrow of Smithville, Miss., Martha Shappley of Memphis, Earline Burns of Braggadocio, Mo., Jo Ellen Biddle of Olive Branch, Miss., Judy Barnes of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Janice Maravelias of Fort Worth, Texas. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) May 27, 2010
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Robert Usery Date of death – May 24, 2010 George Robert Usery, 84, died Monday night at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shackelford – Casey Chapel with Kyle Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Brown’s Church Cemetery. Mr. Usery was born and reared in Henderson County, the son of the late Obie Roberts and Nancy Bradford Usery. He entered the U.S. Navy and served aboard a submarine during World War II. He made his home around Jackson and worked as a painter and wallpaper hanger. He was married to Louise Bowers for 40 years and she preceded him in death in 1992. He married Lucille Scheele in 1996 and they made their home at Luray. Mr. Usery was a member of the Middlefork Road Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed squirrel hunting. He is survived by his wife Lucille Scheele Usery of Luray, a daughter, Diane Fish of Gibson, four grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters: Mary Thornton of Henderson, Ruthie Climer of Decaturville, and Mable Page of Jackson He was pre-deceased by a stepdaughter, Donna Marquez in 2008, and two sisters: Marie Stanford, and Naomi Barr, and three brothers: Emeral Usery, Winford Usery, and J.T. Usery. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) May 27, 2010
The author of the Serenity Prayer, Reinhold Niebuhr illustrates beautifully one coping skill that will help in our acceptance of reality that some expectations will remain unfulfilled and this is ok, we can learn to live with this. The poem goes on to talk about the importance of living each new day as the only one we have. When we think about today in these terms, that there is no tomorrow, only today it is much easier to manage. Living one day, one moment at a time is not pain free, but endurable. We often respond to something someone said or did, even something that happened to us beyond our control, based upon our belief about the event. This belief may not be based upon fact. If it is based upon fact (such as a storm leveled our property) then our feelings or thinking about this event may be justified. There are, however, occasions when our belief about something is tradition, not fact. In this case, we need to replace the false belief, or bad choice(s) and this will help us cope more effectively. Changing poor choices or false beliefs is never pleasant. Let go by forgiving. This may involve forgiving ourselves, others, or event(s) beyond our control. If we want to let go of the anger, frustration, regret, disappointment, or discontent we must forgive. Something beyond
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Forty Forks Baptist Church will host their fifth Sunday Fellowship at 5 p.m. May 30 at their 672 Ed Barham Road location in Bethel Springs. The fellowship features a cookout, followed with plenty of singing, praise and worship, starting at 6 p.m. You will enjoy taking a part in the congregational singing, hearing local singers of the church as well as guest singers and musicians, which include; “Bo” Jack Killingsworth, “Higher Praise”, “ Forgiven”, Linda Harville and Darrin Depriest of Lexington, Perry & Jerri Wooters, “One Vision” and Andy Watkins. FFBC singers & musicians will be on hand. For more information call 610-1716 or 931-7668 or 934-7457.
Vacation Bible School Middlefork Road Baptist Church will host their annual Vacation Bible School from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 7-June 11. This year’s theme is Saddle Ridge Ranch. Ages three to sixth grade are invited to attend and adult classes are available. Form more information including directions visit MFRBC.org. Forty Forks Baptist Church will feature “Ocean Motion” for their annual Vacation Bible School slated for June 7 through June 11. Festivities begin each night at 6 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. Pastor Bro. Randy Smith will be officiating. For more information or transportation call 9317668 or 934-7457.
Homecoming/Decoration Refuge Church of Christ’s Homecoming/ Decoration Day will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 30. Bro. Richard England will conduct the service. Everyone is invited.
Gospel Singings Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 6185 Rowsey School Road, invites everyone to join them at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, for an evening of music with “The Albonetti Sisters” from Eudora, Miss. For more information, call the church office at 645-8868 or Pastor Mike Hollaway at 610-1077. Nick Smith of Nick Smith Ministries will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, at Sinner’s Hope Church. The church is located 2.7 miles east of Milledgeville at the corner of Hwy. 69 and Gospel Lane. Lloyd Blankenship is the pastor.
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Election Commission launches new website Letters for Lyrics: “A nice convenience” is how election commission director Michele White described their new website Monday morning. White said the new website will allow access around the world to the local Henderson office, stressing the importance of exercising your right to vote. The unveiled site, chesterelection.com, provides a one-stop shop for information involving all things political at the local scene and residents can fill out voter registration forms online and mail them in to the office. “Our military personnel overseas is now only one click away from getting their voting information and forms,” said White, “that’s real exciting.” The website also features candidacy information, precinct information,
Zac Brown Band and other artists offer free music in exchange for letters written to US Troops around the world
Election commission director Michele White showcases the website for Chester County Tuesday morning. White said the website provides convenience for local residents as well as military personnel who are serving around the globe. You can visit the website at chesterelection.com. specific voting deadlines, and during election time, the website will be able to release up-to-date election results and statistics.
“It (website) was created to accomplish two goals,” added White. “Increase visibility and access to our office and
National Missing Children’s Day is May 25 What Parents Can Do to Keep Children Safe Every year in America an estimated 800,000 children are reported missing, more than 2,000 children each day. Of that number, 200,000 are abducted by family members, and 58,000 are abducted by non-family members. The primary motive for nonfamily abductions is sexual. Each year 115 children are the victims of the most serious abductions, taken by non-family members and either murdered, held for ransom, or taken with the intent to keep. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) wants to remind the public that National Missing Children’s Day is May 25. The organization wants parents to know there are things they can do to keep their children safe and it urges parents to take 25 minutes to talk to their children about their safety. NCMEC has produced safety tips as a part of its Take 25 national child
safety campaign. “We know teaching children about safety works,” said Ernie Allen, president and CEO of NCMEC. “It is important that parents take the time to talk to their children about safety.” An analysis of attempted abduction cases by NCMEC found that in 84 percent of the cases, children escaped would-be abductors through their own actions, by yelling, kicking, pulling away, running away or attracting attention. May 25th is the anniversary of the day in 1979 when 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared from a New York street corner on his way to school and has been observed as National Missing Children’s Day since 1983 when it was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan. Etan’s story captivated the nation. His photo, taken by his father, a pro-
fessional photographer was circulated nationwide and appeared in media across the country and around the world. The powerful image of Etan has come to symbolize the anguish and trauma of thousands of searching families. The search for Etan continues. He is still missing. NCMEC is the leading nonprofit organization dealing with the issues of missing and sexually exploited children and operates a 24-hour toll free national hotline for reporting missing child cases. NCMEC has played a role in the recovery of more than 151,000 children and today, more children come home safely than ever before. Last year alone they report having helped recover 13,075 children, improving their recovery rate from 62 percent in 1990 to 97.4 percent today. And more of those who prey upon children are being identi-
reach out to the younger generation of voters who a lot of the time depend on the computer for all of their information.”
fied and prosecuted. Yet too many children are still missing and too many children are still the victims of sexual exploitation. There is much more that needs to be done. The organization works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, call its toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST or visit its web site at www.missingkids.com.
Letters for Lyrics aims to collect 1 million letters to send to U.S. Troops deployed around the world. In exchange for letters of appreciation for troops’ services, the Zac Brown Band will give writers a copy of their “Breaking Southern Ground” CD. “Breaking Southern Ground” features three all-new songs from the Zac Brown Band, along with music from Sonia Leigh, Nic Cowan, and Levi Lowrey. This compilation CD is not sold in stores and is exclusively available at participating Ram Truck dealerships - locally, that dealership is Gary Mathews of Jackson. Soldier’s Angels, a nonprofit organization, will deliver the letters on the behalf of the Zac Brown Band and Ram Trucks. Soldier’s Angels is a volunteer-led organization with over 225,000 members providing comfort to members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard, along with veterans and their families. Media and general public are encouraged to visit RamTrucks.com to watch documentaries and highlights from the Zac Brown Band’s recent trip to the Persian Gulf to perform for the troops to learn more about this program and for inspiration in writing.
CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, May 27, 2010
Haiti still has fight ahead By Holly Roeder Staff Writer
In the months following the immobilizing Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, the country has been flooded by individuals and organizations offering assistance. This assistance comes largely from the United States, to the extent that it is at times difficult to find an available seat on a flight destined for the country. According to a representative of American Airlines, flights to and from the capital city of Port au Prince have been consistently filled to capacity with volunteers from the U.S. While it seems that the country would at this point be saturated with assistance, with more than three million people in the epicenter region alone, there are still many needs yet to be met. Additionally, as the day of
the earthquake falls further in the past, fewer volunteers make their way to Haiti, and many organizations are beginning to pull out. Medically, the urgency of need has transitioned from the immediate care of injuries sustained during the earthquake to a more commonplace routine of internal medicine as well as treating injuries which have not healed correctly. Luc Bouquet, a registered nurse practitioner originally from Haiti, reported St. Francois de Sales Hospital performed more than 1,000 amputations in the days following the earthquake. Other common injuries treated were broken bones, open wounds, and many children with severe head injuries. They continue to see patients with orthopedic injuries resulting from January’s disaster, but now treat more health
issues relating to nutrition, hygiene, malaria, blood pressure, and HIV. Medical supplies and medications, or the lack thereof, remains the most challenging aspect of treating patients in Haiti. Bouquet described difficult situations in the days following the earthquake in which patients were lost as a result of treatable issues simply because the correct medication was not available. In addition to medical needs, the country is still struggling with displacement and a lack of shelter and clean water for the majority of the population and, of course, the overwhelming task of clearing the rubble and rebuilding the business district of Port au Prince. Despite the conditions and tragic state of the city structurally, the Haitian people are resilient and are attempting to resume life as usual. Early morn-
Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent
The business district of Port au Prince, Haiti continues to be a hub of trade and commerce some four months after the devastating 7.0 earthquake. While there is much to be done around the city with debris scattering the roadsides and still more concrete high rises threatening to fall, it is for many Haitians, life as usual. ing roads are filled with people taking their wares to sell at roadside stands, baskets of produce or bags of charcoal perched atop their heads. The streets and market places of Port au Prince are packed with vendors and shoppers, seeking or selling produce, water, household
Roadside litter may contain harmful contaminants By Holly Roeder Staff Writer
Henderson Police Chief Tommy Davis recommends caution around roadside trash. A plastic bottle full of liquid may be as simple as a discarded bottle of soda, but it could be a harmful contaminant
as well. In reference to a recent article from the Tennessee Town & City publication sponsored by the Tennessee Municipal League, Davis suggested the general public needs to be aware of a rise of toxins and waste from m a n u f a c t u r i n g Methamphetamine begin-
ning to litter Tennessee’s roadways. While this has not yet proven to be a serious issue in Henderson and Chester County, Davis said it is something the community should be aware of, and take precautions against coming into contact with any harmful substance. “We do have a
Candidate for governor Photo by James A. Webb, Independent
Like most gubernatorial candidates, Mike McWherter travels the state attending meetings and giving speeches. McWherter, however, said he likes to get a better feel for other unfamiliar jobs. Monday he was invited to help a landscaping crew at the new Chester County Criminal Justice Center. McWherter’s campaign stated the candidate will be involved in more of these kinds of things in the months ahead.
lot of people who walk,” Davis continued, urging citizens to use the same common sense as they would with a known poison around the house. For residents who admirably take an initiative to help clean up roadways around the area, Davis advises not picking up or handling unknown or suspicious substances, and further urges to teach children not to pick up trash or litter. For more information, log onto the Tennessee Meth Task Force website at http://rid-meth.org/
items, electronics, goats and more. In the coming weeks the Independent will explore more specific aspects of life in Haiti, including Luc Bouquet’s journey from Haiti to the United States and returning to Haiti following the earthquake, and his deci-
sion to stay. In addition to working to provide medical care and share hope, Bouquet faces a fight against poverty and child slavery. Bouquet made the very difficult decision to give up the good life in the U. S. in order to create a better life for others in Haiti.
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Annual fishing rodeo reels in support for local camp By Holly Roeder Staff Writer
The sun shone brightly for the 14th annual MidSouth Youth Camp annual fishing rodeo Saturday, May 15. The event had been rescheduled due to a rain-out a couple of weeks prior. A total of 175 pounds of fish were caught by 68 fishermen (and fisherwomen) ages 5 to 16, amounting in the awarding of cash and prizes totaling more than $2,500. Proceeds from the yearly event benefit MSYC. At the end of the day, some of the anglers kept their big catches, while others donated them to the camp, which then used them to provide meals for area shut-ins.
Photos by Holly Roeder, Independent
Those who caught the biggest fish overall for the day were, front and center, first place, Saige Smith, with a fish weighing in at 2.63 pounds. Second place went to Raamiah Pattewaud, left, with a 2.34 pounder. Third place was awarded to Logan Clayton for his 2.31 pound fish.
Christian Wagoner, age 5, tosses his 7-8 fish on stringer further out into the lake.
Winners for the highest weight of fish caught in the 5 to 8 year old category were, from left, fifth place, Raamiah Pattewaude, 3.16 pounds; fourth place, Cassie Edwards, 3.28 pounds; third place, Christian Wagoner, 3.36 pounds; second place, Mary Grace Shiers, 3.88 pounds; and first place, Andy Hansen, 5.31 pounds.
Winners for the highest weight of fish caught in the 9 to 12 age group were, from left, fifth place, Trey Beecham, 5.61 pounds; fourth place Angela Thorpe, 5.9 pounds; third place Brooke Gutgsell, 5.92 pounds; second place, Chance Lott, 7.6 pounds; and first place Devin Scott, 7.99 pounds.
In the ages 13 to 16 category, winners for the highest weight of fish caught were, from left, fifth place, Kyle Rowland, 4.59 pounds; fourth place, Sam Smith, 4.75 pounds; third place, Jason Enfinger, 5.66 pounds; second place, William Lampley, 6.97 pounds; and first place, Eric Rowland, 8.41 pounds.
Andy Hanson waits patiently with his stringer of fish to be weighed. His total fish weight was 5.31 pounds, earning him first place in weight for his age division.
Franks Bradford a winner of one of the many door prizes at the fishing rodeo. Thousands in cash and prizes was awarded to the children who participated in the yearly event.
Angela Thorpe, 9 years old, displays her catch of 15 or so fish. Her total fish weight was 5.9 pounds.
Devin Scott, age 11, proudly displays her catch for the day, 7.99 pounds of fish, earning her first place in her age division.
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Rescue Squad Week By Richard Heismann
By Nancy Canada Librarian
The Chester County Library has an exciting summer planned thanks, in part, to our 2010 Summer Reading Program, Make A Splash At Your Library. We will begin the reading program on Tuesday, June 8, with a Buy One/Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair that will run through Saturday, June 12. Also on June 8, we will have a visit from Leona of the PBS series, Between the Lions. Leona comes to us courtesy of our local PBS affiliate, WLJT-TV of Martin. She will be at the library at 12:30 p.m., but all of our other programs begin at 10 a.m. Parents are welcome to bring cameras during Leona’s visit. Other programs happening during the month of June are: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9: Pete Creech, manager of White Oak Bottom and Wolf River Wildlife Refuges will make his annual visit with samples of Tennessee wildlife such as beaver pelts, coyote skins, deer antlers, and the ever-popular live snake. TUESDAY, JUNE 15: Illusionist Richard Seaton will dazzle everyone with his magic show. New tricks will be debuting this summer. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16: Chester County Extension Agent Amy Rogers will present a program on picnics. We will read stories about picnics and we will make picnic crafts. TUESDAY, JUNE 22: The Shiloh Regional Library Puppeteers will perform. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23: Chester County Music Teacher Clay Canada will talk about fishing. Lures and types of bait will be displayed and the children will learn to cast using a rod and reel. A fishing boat will
also be exhibited. TUESDAY, JUNE 29: Scuba Diver Rick Bonds will talk about the sport of scuba diving. He will also bring his air tank, masks, and other gear. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30: Awards day and Storytime. Reading and Listening Logs may be picked up at any time. Children from birth to kindergarten may fill out Listening Logs. First grade and above may fill out Reading Logs. Books that are more than 50 pages may be counted as five books. All books that are included on the Reading/Listening Logs must be checked out from the Chester County L i b r a r y . A l l Reading/Listening Logs must be turned in by Wednesday, June 23. Children who read or listen to 25 books will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone from our local Baskin-Robbins. Children who read or listen to 50 books will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone plus a free Happy Meal from our local McDonald’s. All ages are invited to attend the summer reading program activities. Registration is not necessary. Refreshments are served on the library porch every Wednesday. Children who have finished third grade through sixth grade may sign up for the Middle School Book Club. The children meet every Thursday in June and July, beginning June 10, from 2-3 p.m. We all read the same book, discuss what we have read and whether we liked it or not, and we do some kind of art project or game that goes along with the book. We also have a snack related to the book. Each child is responsible for purchasing his/her own book, but this is at the library’s cost. Registration is necessary
to be able to be a part of the book club. Contact the library at 989-4673 for further information. The library will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Shortly before school was out, I met with a group of CCHS students who wanted to be part of the library’s high school advisory board. I received several good suggestions and I was able to purchase these for our library. Thanks to the help of the high school students and the Junior High Advisory Club, I have added several graphic novels to our collection as well as other high-interest teen reading. This year, because of so much historic bad weather, we have had several months that we did not charge fines. Unless we have another apocalyptic flood, fines will be charged again in June. Please remember that our fines are not excessive and can be avoided altogether if library materials are brought back on time. The Brown Bag Book Club will meet at noon on Wednesday, June 9, to discuss Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. July’s book will be The Lighthouse by P.D. James. Join us! Be patient with us as we shift our Adult Fiction section. We are moving the authors that being with the first of the alphabet to the low shelves where the Large Print once sat. Everything else will shift that way. Thank you to County Mayor Troy Kilzer, Henderson Mayor Bobby King, aldermen and county commissioners for attending our Open House. We wanted to invite our officials out to discuss the possibility of adding on to our building. They were very interested and open-minded about
Is Your Swimming Pool Unhealthy? (StatePoint) Unhealthy the proper range. way to check water and pools are more common Swimmers can take action maintain healthy pools. than you may think. New to protect themselves When testing pool water, research from the Centers with free pool test kits be sure the free chlorine for Disease Control and offered by the Water level is between 1.0 and Prevention (CDC) under- Quality & Health Council 4.0 parts per million (ppm) scores the importance of (WQHC) on its Web site at and the pH registers protecting your family at healthypools.org/freetest- between 7.2 and 7.8. the pool this summer. strips. A recent survey by the The CDC reports a dis“You can’t always trust WQHC found that one in turbing statistic: About your fellow swimmer to five Americans urinate in one out of eight public practice healthy swim- the pool. Urine, as well as pool inspections conduct- ming habits,” says Chris sweat and even suned in 13 states in 2008 Wiant, Chair of the screen, contains nitrogen resulted in pools being WQHC. “But what you that eats up some of a closed immediately pool’s free due to serious code chlorine, violations. The making it Are you swimming in an unhealthy venues with the less effecpool? Use your senses to recognize most disinfection tive in the signs: violations were fighting kiddie or wading waterborne •CANNOT SEE pools and water germs. To the floor drain in the play areas. ensure ondeep end of the pool. Improperly-chlothe-spot •CANNOT HEAR rinated water puts protection, the pool pump running. swimmers at risk it’s imporfor recreational tant to reg•SMELL water illnesses like u l a r l y a strong chemical odor. diarrhea and ear adjust a •FEEL and skin infections. pool’s chlosliminess on tile walls. This summer, the rine levels. CDC is encouragYo u n g ing all swimmers to children, be activists — pregnant check your pool water and can do is test the chlorine women and people with immediately report any level and pH of the water compromised immune problems to pool staff. to make sure your pool is systems are more suscepTest strips are a quick properly treated, and tible to germs causing and easy way to measure if immediately approach recreational water illnessthere is adequate chlorine pool staff if it is not.” es. These illnesses are on to kill germs and if pH is in Test strips are an easy the rise. Between 2005
May 23 thru May 29 Has been proclaimed “Rescue Squad Week” by Governor Phil Bredesen.
Whereas, The Tennessee Association of Rescue squads is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to the good of mankind; and Whereas, the members of the 109 squads of the Tennessee Association of Rescue squads tirelessly give of their time and energy in humanitarian efforts and make themselves available every hour of the day, every day of the year; and Whereas, the Tennessee Association of Rescue squads is concerned with accident
prevention, and works to promote research which will serve to advance the techniques of rescue squads and life-saving work throughout the state; and Whereas, those who work in rescue squads provide an invaluable service through their assistance to their community during times of needs and crisis; Now, Therefore, I, Phil Bredesen, Governor of the state of Tennessee, do hereby proclaim the week of May 2329 as Rescue Squad Week.
The Chester County Rescue Squad is a full member in the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads and in the year 2009 we logged 3,161 total hours of service. Of those hours, 802 were in training for the approximate 30 members. That’s almost 27 hours of training for every man and woman in our squad. The Chester County Rescue Squad is all volunteer and all of our equipment is bought, and our bills are paid, by the generous donation of the people of Chester County. Our goal is to train often, keep abreast of new techniques and safety hazard in newer automobiles, and to be prepared for any possible needs in Chester County and the surrounding areas. If you are interested, come visit us at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays, at 225 Rebecca Drive.
this project. Jimmy Anderson, project architect for this building, visited last week and promised to draft some preliminary drawings for an addition so we can begin to talk about funding in ballpark figures. Remember our Oral History Project is ongoing. Call the library today to make an appointment to have your story recorded. Also, remember that the Tennessee State Library and Archives has embarked on a project to digitize Civil War artifacts. If you have an authentic Civil War item, contact us and we will try to set up an appointment with a TSLA representative. New arrivals at the library are: I t ’ s D V D S :
Complicated; Crazy Heart; The Tooth Fairy; Love Happens and Leap Year. JUVENILE LITERATURE: The Sorcerer of the North; Who Is Jimmy Dash; From Zero to Hero; Superior Saturday; Drowned Wednesday; Grim Tuesday; Lady Friday; Sir Thursday; Lord Sunday; Mr. Monday; The Bully; Star Wars Rebellion; Dash to the Finish; The 39 Clues: The Red Pyramid; If I Stay; Something Like Fate; Runaway; Twilight: The Graphic Novel; The Christy Miller Collection; Breaking Up; The Lonely Hearts Club; The Hunger Games; and Spirit Bound: A Vampire Academy Novel. ADULT NON-FICTION: Preparing for College: Practical Advice for Students and Their Families; Hellhound On
and 2006, 78 outbreaks were reported in 31 states – the largest number ever in a two-year period. Close to 4,500 people were affected. “Chlorine and pH are a key defense against germs that can make swimmers sick,” says Michele Hlavsa, Chief of the Healthy Swimming Program at the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention. “When you visit a public pool, you can test the water yourself to help ensure a healthy swimming experience.” Free test kits are available from the WQHC at healthypools.org/freeteststrips. For more on preventing recreational water illnesses, visit the CDC at cdc.gov.
His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King and the International Hunt for His Assassin by Hampton Sides; Spoken From the Heart by Laura Bush; and 101 Tips for Graduates: A Code of Conduct for Success and Happiness In Your Professional Life. ADULT FICTION: 61 Hours by Lee Child; Fever Dream by Douglas Preston; Storm Prey by John Sanford; Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods; Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffen; Innocent by Scott Turow; Blue-Eyed Devil by Robert Parker; Dead In the Family by Charlaine Harris; and The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell. See you at the library!
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Exercise Tiger Hidden for 40 years - cost life of one of county’s finest of war blowing across the sea from Europe, In May of 1938, 59 stu- Wood volundents graduated from teered for the Chester County High Navy on Oct. School. With the country 24, 1940. He still struggling to pull died April 28, itself out of the mire of the 1944 off the “great depression,” jobs coast of were scarce. Many of the England in young men enrolled in the E x e r c i s e Civilian Conservation Tiger, a trainCorp (CCC), including ing exercise in preparation Woodrow Wood of Chester for the D-Day invasion of County. France. Wood, as he was called However, Wood’s famiby everyone, was loved by ly, including three siblings all who knew him. His that survive today (Naomi pleasing smile and person- Graves, Beautaun Essary ality made its way in every Marsh, and W.M. Wood Jr.) heart. But with the winds knew little of the circumstances of his death. Even when his body was returned for burial at Cave Springs Cemetery in 1948, the mystery remained for almost 40 years. There were allegations of a cover-up, that Generals E i s e n h o w e r, Bradley, and others sought to bury the incident to cover their own mistakes. H o w e v e r, there were very good reasons for the initial secrecy, and despite continued accusations of a dirty little From the files of the gover nment Chester County Independent secret, it
By James A. Webb General Manager
appears that was not the case. The events began on April 27, 1944, as assault forces of the U.S. Fourth I n f a n t r y Division were conducting a training exercise off the coast of England, in an area known as Slapton Sands. This area was chosen because it resembled the area of Normandy coast with the code name Utah Beach where a part of the long-anticipated Allied invasion of France would take place only a few weeks later. Wood was part of the exercise aboard one of eight landing ship tanks (LST-507). Amphibious vehicles, trucks, and jeeps were tied to the decks of the LSTs, each loaded with fuel. Army troops were crammed aboard too, and weapons were loaded with live ammunition, all to fully approximate the conditions expected when the real invasion would take place. Shortly after midnight, nine German E boats picked up radio traffic coming from Lyme Bay, near Slapton Sands. They investigated and happened upon Exercise Tiger and a flotilla of eight destroyers. Some British units were warned of the presence of the E boats, but apparently due to a mix up in radio frequencies, some U.S. ships never received the message. “Perhaps they were
part of our escort,” assumed Lieutenant James Murdock, executive officer on board LST-507, who noticed the E boats on his radar. “As they came abeam we were suddenly hit by a torpedo on the starboard side which tore through the sides and exploded in the near vicinity of the auxiliary engine room.” The German attack struck three of the LSTs. When the attack concluded, the waters were red with the Allied blood. LST-507, with only its bow now above water, was ordered to be sunk. With little time for launching life boats, many sailors drowned, some because they had not been properly trained in the use of life belts. Others succumbed to hyperthermia; 749 lives were lost in all, 630 from the U.S. From the LST507 there were 13 dead and 22 wounded. Survivors claim these numbers are low, and that well more than 1,000 actually perished that night. A personal account of the situation from one sailor told of seeing a fire like a huge burning blast furnace. “Trucks were burning, gasoline was burning, and small arms ammunition was exploding. Worst of all were the agonizing screams for help from the men trapped inside that blazing inferno. But I knew there was no way I or anyone else could help them.” According to family members, Wood apparently survived the attack, but later died in a hospital in
Woodrow Wood was one of many Chester Countians who gave their lives in World War II and other conflicts to ensure our freedom. England and was buried there, probably at Brookwood Cemetery near London. Wood’s death, and that of the others, was not announced until August along with other casualties of the invasion. Information about the tragedy was placed under the strictest of secrecy in order to keep any shred of information from reaching the Germans. A press release went out in August of 1944, but with little fanfare. Ten years later, authorities unveiled a monument at Slapton
Sands honoring the residents of the region “who generously left their homes and lands to provide a battle practice area for the successful assault in Normandy.” Yet there was no monument to the men who died there. Following the war, details of Exercise Tiger became lost in the rush for the world to return to peacetime activity. That is until the passage of the Freedom of Information Act in 1974, and eventually the entire story became public in books, and television specials.
Their sacrifice was great In a declared war, all are called upon to sacrifice in many different ways. Some of course give the ultimate sacrifice in dying to defend their country. One Chester County family knows all too well the pain of such sacrifice, having sent three members off to World War II never to return. Teenagers Lorece Lee and her brother Orvie L. Robertson, the oldest of six siblings, worked together in the fields of Henderson County. “Orvie was a good boy. He worked hard, helping daddy on the farm,” Lorece explained. The brother and sister even made crop together, and the pride in the accomplishment still shines
today on the face of Lee. However, Lorece later bid farewell to her beloved brother as he boarded a train bound for the service of his country. It was the last time she would see him alive. Somewhere near the French and German border, Robertson and seven other U.S. soldiers were killed by a mine explosion. Only three in their outfit survived. Originally listed as simply missing in action, his remains were found years later and returned to the states. To this day, the sound of a train whistle brings painful memories to Lee’s heart. Following the war, Lee married Rayburn Lee and they have made their
ORVIE L. ROBERTSON
home in Chester County every since. Rayburn Lee, however, also knew the pain of war time loss. His brother, James W. Lee, had entered service on April 2, 1941. However, somewhere in the southwest Pacific, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Enloe Lee entered into eternity on June 30, 1943. He was 26, having received many medals for bravery. The story, however, does not end there. Rayburn’s sister-in-law, Marie Brewer Lee, also knows the pain of war. April 2, 1943, Marie’s brother Leon Scott entered the service of his country. Two years later he too was gone. We owe a great debt to these men who gave all in
defense of freedom. On this Memorial Day, let us never forget their sacrifice.
From the files of the Chester County Independent
JAMES W. LEE
CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, May 27, 2010
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Relay Mayors Bobby King and Troy Kilzer. After a release of balloons by the survivors, the caregivers made the second lap, followed by an evening long parade of team members. One of those survivors, Natalie Cravens was presented with a $1,000 scholarship by the American Cancer Society, her second year to receive the award, and the only one from Chester County. Throughout the evening, Relay goers were entertained on the main stage, beginning with the West Tennessee Idol-Colgate Country Showdown Live Show. Local band “After Hours” hit the stage just after sunset, followed by the Open Talent Show. Twenty-seven acts displayed their talents in the show, with Dara Clayton claiming the first place prize. Ryan Richards, who also opened the evening by singing the National Anthem, took second place, followed in third place by Abbie Bayless.
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Eagle baseball divvies out season rewards Following a season in which they won a division title and 19 games overall, the Chester County High School baseball program celebrated its success last week with a dinner at Los Portales restaurant. CCHS had a record of 19-12, 18-10 in the regular season. They were the regular season champions of the District 14-AA south sub-district. Coaches were Mike Goff, Steve Robinson, and Ryan Coleraine. “I appreciate the effort, the everyday effort, you gave,” said Goff, the head coach. “We’re going to build (next year) on what
you did.” Goff first recognized his three seniors, Cody Connor, Kyle Newsom, and Hunter Cox. Then he handed out the following awards: • Newcomer of the Year – Jake Melaro. • Defensive Player of the Year – Andrew Hunt. • Pitcher of the Year – Josh Cupples. • All-District – Hunt, Cox, Connor, Melaro. • All-District Most Valuable Player, South Sub-district – Cupples. • All-Tournament – Adam Crouse. • Overall Team Most Valuable Player – Cox.
Photo by James A. Webb, Independent
Award winners for their achievements in the just completed baseball season at Chester County High School are, from left: Hunter Cox, Andrew Hunt, Josh Cupples, Jake Melaro, Cody Connor, and Adam Crouse.
Old nemesis stops CC softball again Doyle Murphy has been around Chester County girls’ softball for many years. He was the head coach for several years, then after a break he came back to assist head coach Brandon Pipkin. Murphy’s and the Eaglettes’ trip to Covington May 18 to participate in a first round region game was very familiar to the longtime coach, and unfortunately this year’s game went much the same as most of the previous journeys, ending with a Covington victory, and the end of Chester County’s season. Covington, boasting a record of
42-1, defeated CCHS 10-0 in six innings, and moved on to the region finals and sectional. Chester County put runners on base in four of the six innings, but had only two hits, a first-inning single by Cynthia Beene, and a fifth frame double off the bat of Sammie Jo Ivy. The hosts scored two runs in the first inning in three hits off Eaglette starting pitcher Kamara Trice. Trice then downed the side in order in the second. CCHS has used three pitchers in
each of its tournament games this season, a method Pipkin used to keep the opposition off balance. It did not work this time, however, as Covington unloaded in the third frame for three hits, and two CCHS errors. Two more Chester County errors led to Covington runs in the fourth inning, and the hosts “walked off” the field when scoring two additional runs in the sixth. Chester County ended its season with a record of 25-15, but returns most of its lineup for the 2011 season.
Photo courtesy Fred Brooks, The Leader, Covington
Jana Frye rips into a pitch during the Chester County Eaglettes’ region game May 18 at Covington.
Freed-Hardeman sports camps begin May 24, run all summer An abundance of youth sports camps are being offered at Freed-Hardeman University starting next week through July. Many have team and family rates. • Basketball Cub Camp is 9 a.m. to noon, June 1-4 for boys and girls entering grades K-3. Cost is $60 including camp T-shirt and camp ball. Registration is June 1 at 8:30 a.m. in the FHU Sports Center. For more information, call Lain Hinson at 989-6908, email email@example.com; or Ryan Parnell at 989-6909, email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Baseball Boarding/Day Camp is June 6-10. • Baseball Day Camp is June 14-17. • Volleyball Cub Camp is June 21-23 for girls entering grades 3-6. Cost is $60 including T-shirt and camp certificate. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. June 21 in the Sports Center. For more information, call Todd Humphry at 989-6900. • Boys and Girls Soccer Camps are June 20-24 for ages 10-18. Cost is $230 for boarders, with a team rate of $200. Campers receive a T-shirt, Diadora camp soccer ball, camp notebook, and evaluation from Coach Jason Elliott. Campers will learn the fundamentals of the game. It is limited to the first 175 campers. • Soccer Cub Camp is June 21-25 for boys and girls ages 4-10. Cost is $75. Each camper receives a camp ball and T-shirt. The camp takes place at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex. Cub Camp Registration is at 8 a.m. June 21, and the camp runs from 8-11 a.m. daily. For more information, call soccer coach Jason Elliott at 9896995, or email to email@example.com. • Soccer Camp is June 20-24 for boys and girls ages 10-18. Cost is $230 which includes housing and meals. This camp is and intense week of training. Boys and girls are in separate camps and utilized the two fields on campus. Registration is Sunday. • Volleyball Camp is June 23-26. Check in is June 23 from 2-4 p.m. in the Sports Center, and checkout is June 26 at noon. Cost is $240 for boarding, $200 for nonboarding, and $200 for six or more players. For more information, call 989-6900 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. • Girls Basketball Camp is June 27-July 1. Check in is 1:30-4:30 p.m. June 27 at the Sports Center, and check out is 11:45 p.m. July 1. A $50 deposit is due by June 10. Cost is $305 for boarding campers, or $255 for day campers. A team rate of $285 is available for five more players, in addition to a family rate of $255 for two more from the same household. For more information, cal 989-6900 before 5 p.m., or 989-9300 after 5 p.m. This camp is for girls in grades 4-12. • Boys Basketball Camp is July 18-22. Cost is $295 for boarding campers, $235 for day campers, with a team rate of $275 for five or more players, and a family rate of $245. A $50 deposit is due upon application. For more information, call Jason Shelton at 989-6902, email to email@example.com.
Photos courtesy Fred Brooks, The Leader, Covington
Sammi Jo Ivy, left, and Kamara Trice, right, deliver pitches for CCHS in the first-round regional contest May 18 at Covington. The Eaglettes’ season came to a conclusion with a 10-0 setback.
Seniors mine several medals Photo by James A. Webb, Independent
The recent District Senior Olympics included several participants from Chester County. Among the medal winners were, from left: Ken Hooper, six medals; Bob Colvig, three; Lynn Carter, five; Georgia Phillips, eight; Tylene Seaton, seven; and Robert Jones, seven. All medal winners qualify for the state games later this summer.
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All-Star baseball game and softball game announced The West Tenn Diamond Jaxx have announced they are hosting the 2010, third annual, West Tennessee High School All-Star Game sponsored by Bancorp South and the Diamond Jaxx. The game is at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 at Pringles Park in Jackson. The event will follow the Diamond Jaxx 12:05 game against the Mississippi Braves, and will be a nine-inning game featuring outstanding seniors from west Tennessee on each roster. The Jaxx encourage all head coaches of high school baseball teams in west Tennessee to submit their nominations in by Wednesday, May 26. For more information on the game or the nomination
process, contact the Diamond Jaxx at 731-988-5299. Also, the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex is hosting the 2010 West Tennessee High School Softball All-Star Game showcasing the area’s best senior softball players. The game will be played at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 in Complex D at the WTH Sportsplex, next to Pringles Park. The WTH Sportsplex encourages all head coaches of High School Softball teams to get their nominations in by Friday, May 28. For more information on the game or the nomination process, contact Ricky Yates at 731-425-8640.
OVC and Jaxx team up to help flood victims
First trout fishing trip
The Ohio Valley Conference is teaming up with the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx to encourage fans to contribute to the Tennessee Flood Relief effort during the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournament at Pringles Park in Jackson May 2630.
Cole Dickinson, 7, grandson of the DeLays of Henderson, caught this 37-inch, 12pound brown trout May 15 while fishing in the Chattahoochee River near Helen, Ga. This was Dickinson’s first trout fishing trip, and he also caught a 2.5pounder.
Fans are asked to donate non-perishable food items as well as cleaning supplies, which will be accepted throughout the tournament. The OVC as well as host UTMartin conducted a successful canned-food drive at the OVC softball tournament May 13-15, and both the conference and
the Diamond Jaxx are looking to contribute to those efforts as Jackson and Nashville were among the hardest hit areas of the Tennessee floods. Donations will directly benefit Second Harvest Food Bank and Graceworks Ministries in the Nashville area, as
well as a local organization in the Jackson area. Fans can drop off items at drop boxes located at the stadium entrance.
Pringles Park hosting OVC baseball championship The 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship field is now set and will be played May 26-29, and possibly May 30, at Pringles Park in Jackson. This year marks the first time the event will be held at Pringles Park. Tennessee Tech enters as the No. 1, having won its first regular season championship since 1997. Overall it is the seventh regular season crown for the Golden Eagles, who have also been atop the OVC regular season standings in 1949, 1955, 1956, 1970 (East Division champions), 1988 (South Division champions) and 1997. Tech is also the defending OVC Tournament Champions. Southeast Missouri and Eastern Illinois play Wednesday at 3 p.m.,
followed at 7 p.m. by Murray State versus Eastern Kentucky. Games Thursday are at 11 a.m., and 3 and 7 p.m., followed by three games Friday. Two contests take the field Saturday at noon and 3 p.m. The “if necessary” game would be played at noon Sunday. Tickets for the event will be $10 per day or $30 for an all-session pass (up to 11 total games). There is also an $8 a day rate for students/faculty of OVC-member schools or groups. All seats at the 6,000-seat park are general admission for the OVC Championship. Fans can purchase tickets in person at the Diamond Jaxx box office or by calling (731) 988-5299.
St. Jude Bass Classic returns May 30 The Memphis Bass Club has finalized plans for the 2010 St. Jude Bass Classic to be held May 30 at Sardis Reservoir in Mississippi. This year’s tournament will be the 38th annual classic, one of the oldest and largest charity fishing events in the United States. The grand prize for this year’s event will be the choice of a Ranger boat or a Nissan Altima. The grand prize is to be selected by random drawing from the participants present at the weigh-in. You do not have to catch a fish to win, but you must be present at the time of the drawing. Entry fee is $275 per two-man team, per boat. The tournament is a pick-your-partner format with
prizes being awarded to the top 30 teams based on the total weight of five fish limit and a field of 300 boats. The first place team will receive
$2,000 cash with two War Eagle aluminum boats and trailers with Mercury outboard along with sponsor prize packages. Check in will be at Performance Marine of Sardis between noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The tournament is sponsored by the Memphis Bass Club with the help of dedicated volunteers from over the region and a great group of generous corporate sponsors for the benefit of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, contact Mike Boeckmann, tournament director, at 901-359-3796, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bill Petric at 901-867-9634, or 901-828-1967.
Southeastern College Football Magazine hits newsstands Athlon Sports' preseason magazines hit retail locations May 25 with the Tennessee Southeastern regional edition cover featuring defensive linemen Chris Walker and Ben
Martin. Athlon's entire selection of regional editions and team-specific covers are available at www.athlonsports.com/sto re. Two Vols earned preseason All-SEC honors, with Walker and safety Janzen Jackson tabbed to the second team. In addition, three Tennessee greats were named to the SEC All-Decade team -defensive tackle John Henderson, safety Eric Berry and punter Dustin
Colquitt. In this year's magazine, Athlon has also ranked every program in the country, based on the attractiveness of the program from a coaching perspective. We considered many factors -- tradition, facilities, location, money - but in the end, we simply asked ourselves the following question: Where would we want to coach? Tennessee is ranked No. 16. Nashville-based Athlon
Sports is a 43-year-old integrated media company. It remains a leader in sports prediction accuracy and creating the most sought-after preseason content online and in magazines at the newsstand. The company serves business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients as a publisher, content provider and sports marketer through its portfolio of websites, sports magazines, direct marketing and events.
West Tenn Diamond Jaxx Baseball Date May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29 May 30 May 31 June 1 June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5 June 6 June 7 June 8 June 9 June 11 June 12 June 13 June 14 June 16 June 17 June 18 June 19 June 22 June 23 June 24 June 25 June 26 June 27
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UTM schedules softball camps The University of Tennessee at Martin will host softball camps June 1-4, and June 15-16 at the Bettye Giles Softball Field. The day camp, June 1-4, is for ages 6-13 and runs from 9 a.m. until noon. Cost is $75 each and includes t-shirt and insurance coverage. Advance hitting and pitching camp is offered from 24 p.m. on the same dates, with a cost of $80. Serious softball players are encouraged to sign up for this intense softball training in the area of hitting or pitching. Cost for the combination of both morning and afternoon sessions is $125. The second session, June 15-16 is for players ages 14 through high school seniors. It runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and includes a full day of hitting, fielding, basic running, etc. Cost is $125. For more information, call 731-881-7162 or email email@example.com.
A season worth of photos only $10 at the Independent Photo reprints of athletic events covered by the Chester County Independent are available by contacting our office. Prints of high school, junior high, and Freed-Hardeman University games are available along with some Dixie baseball and softball, band performances and other events. Hundreds of photos are available including most that did not run in the newspaper. We can make prints; however, for $10 on a CD or jump drive you can own every photo taken of your sport during a given season. Please note - photos are available for selection Wednesday through Friday only! The Independent will not reprint photos that were submitted to us from outside sources. For more information, call our office at 989-4624.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Graduates Siler graduates with honors from Lambuth Drew Christopher Siler received a B.A. in English from Lambuth University during commencement ceremonies May 3. He graduated cum laude and plans to continue his education in the fall at Middle Tennessee State University where he received a Teaching Assistantship Award based on grades and writing ability. Siler is the son of Britt and Wendy Siler and grandson of Utah and Jo Stidham, Joe Siler, and Doris Siler. He is the great-grandson of Mrs.
Joy McKinnon’s kindergarten class at Jacks Creek Elementary School recently held their 2010 Awards Program. Students receiving awards were Destiny Brantley, Super Helper; Jameson Carter, Best Boy Reader; Lizabeth Buckley, Most Outgoing; Tristan Phillips, Quietest Boy; Laila Goodman, Great Speller; Devan Hart, Super Athlete; Cole Holder, Most Imaginative; Carley Hopper, Great Penmanship; Joshua Kuykendall, Future Engineer; Matthew Miller, Most Co-Operative Boy; Zander Spain, Computer Whiz; Lizzie Smith, Friendliest Girl; Nick Stevens, Super Independent; Garrett Tubbs, Future Author; Cameron Vales, Math Whiz; Anna Worthey, Best Girl Reader; Shay Wright, Friendliest Boy; and Isaiah Wilson, Most Enthusiastic Boy.
American Legion Boys and Girls State representatives announced
Drew Siler Donie Mathews and the late Rev. Henry Mathews, and the late Clyde and Alene Stidham, the late H.C. and Lucille Murley, and the late M.B. and Cordy Siler.
Chester County native among MTSU graduates Stephan D. Jones, of Henderson, was among 2,100 students who received their collegiate degree from Middle Tennessee State University on May 8 in Murfreesboro. Commencement speakers of the ceremonies featured Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, and James C. Free, MTSU alumnus and president-CEO of the The Smith-Free Group.
Local residents receive degrees from UTM Several Chester County residents were among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during the recent spring commencement. Students receiving undergraduate degrees were Andrew Todd Naylor, Keisha Michelle Cherry and Mayriene McCarley Moten, all of Henderson. The student receiving a graduate degree was Catherine Whitehead of Henderson.
Brooks graduates in Knoxville Jordan Brooks, son of James and Millie Brooks will graduate May 20 from the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville.
Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent
The Chester County High School Girls Volunteer State representatives for 2010 are, from left, Katie England, Mary Kate Gaters, Andriana Washington, Randa Hart, and Alicia Rinks. The program will take place June 6 12 at David Lipscomb University in Nashville.
Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent
The Chester County High School Boys State representatives for this year are Micah Mitchell, Joshua Moore, Zack Lloyd, and Derek Platt. Alternatives are Nick Moody and Josh Haten. The 2010 American Legion Boys State program will convene at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville May 30 – June 5.
Students enjoyed Awards Day last Monday. The Valedictorian in Amy Wooley’s third grade class was Aubrey Vest; Salutatorian, Hannah Mayer; and Principal’s Award, Eric Robinson. In Melinda Carroll’s class, Kayla Thomas was Va l e d i c t o r i a n ; Salutatorian, Jared Gilliam; and Principal’s Award, Peyton Fiddler. Aubrey and Kayla also received savings bonds from the Jacks Creek Community Club for having the highest grade point averages in third grade. Jared Gilliam received top honors for Accelerated Reader points. Jared ended the year with 206 points. Aubrey Vest was second with 116 points, and Megan Greenway was third with 100 points. Melinda Carroll’s third graders were treated to a visit by Ashley Carroll. She brought them fun souvenirs from her travels in Australia and Southeast Asia. They also enjoyed seeing pictures. The students have kept up with Ashley’s locations on the globe while also
learning about different world cultures through her adventures. Third graders attended a luau in their honor on Thursday evening at the school, as a fun send-off to fourth grade and Chester County Middle School. On the last day of school, students enjoyed Field Day. Thanks to Coach Bo Bates and parent volunteers, students had a great time competing in games from sack race to the ever-popular wet sponge relay. In a school assembly before Field Day activities began, Principal LaTasha Phillips presented the school with a plaque in memory of student Miranda Johnson. Miranda’s mother Sherry Johnson was present for the ceremony. Mrs. LaTasha talked about Miranda’s sweet and courageous spirit during her time at Jacks Creek Elementary from 19941998. Mrs. LaTasha also expressed her appreciation to faculty, staff, students, and parents for a positive school year. She leaves our school after 33 years of service as a teacher and principal. Mrs. LaTasha, you will be missed! We wish you a very happy retirement! Teachers and staff hope that our students have a safe and fun summer vacation. Students, keep shining as Jacks Creek students do!
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463-3962 www.usatruck.jobs eoe m/f/h/v (TnScan) CDL-A DRIVERS: OUR FREIGHT Needs You! Over The Road Flatbed & Dry Van. Professional Equipment. High Miles. Good Driving Record Required. We accept your long form and medical card. Western Express. Call Lynn: 888-8015295 (TnScan) CLASS-A DRIVERS ACT NOW Offering Sign-On Bonus for Company and Lease Drivers. Also Receive Great Miles, Good Hometime, OTR Runs in Midwest. Friendly, Experienced, Supportive Staff. 877-584-7240 (TnScan) COMPANY DRIVERS & OWNER Operators Wanted • Great Miles • Competitive Pay • Great Hometime. Nationwide Express Call Today!!!! 1-888441-4121 (TnScan) FLATBED, REEFER AND TANKER Drivers Needed! Now hiring students and CDL Training available! Incredible Freight Network! All levels of experience welcome to apply 1-800-2770212 www.primeinc.com (TnScan) DRIVER- CDL/A •NOW HIRING •Teams •Solos •Owner Operators •Referral Bonus is Back! Great Pay, Miles & Benefits. CDL/A with 1yr. OTR req’d. 800-942-2104 ext 238 or 243 www.totalms.com (TnScan) OPIES TRANSPORT HIRING OTR Drivers with 2 years OTR Experience No NYC or HazMat 800-341-9963 www.opiestransport.com (TnScan) DRIVERS- CDL/A. UP TO .42 CPM. More Miles, Fewer Layovers! $2,000 Sign On bonus. Full Benefits. No felonies. OTR Exp. Required. Lease Purchase Available. 800-441-4271 x TN100 (TnScan) DRIVER- WANTED: TEAMS/ SOLOS/ Casuals. 48 & Canada Runs Available. *Miles *Benefits *Home Time *Pay. 888-637-4552 or 615-627-5117. Apply online at www.m-v-t.com 2 years minimum OTR required. (TnScan) LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM HOME? Let Us Help. Easy and Quick. Use your own land or we will find land for you. Call 731-968-4937 (TnScan) NEW LOG HOME AT The Lake 1.7 AC- $59,900 w/ Free Boat Slips Gorgeous, ready to finish 1200 sf log home & beautifully wooded 1.7 acre lake view homesite w/ free boat slips on private, recreational lake in Tenn. Quiet, gated community. Excellent financing. Call now 1-888-7925253, x 3481 TN Land/Lakes, LLC (TnScan) CHILD SUPPORT PROBLEMS! Need help collecting your child support? We can help! Call toll free, 1-877-222-8611, 24hours/7 days a week. (TnScan) FREE 6-ROOM DISH NETWORK Satellite System! Free HD-DVR! $19.99/mo, 120+ Digital Channels (for 1 year.) Call Now- $400 Signup Bonus Call Now 1-888-375-0532 (TnScan) AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-266-0040 (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) Clayton Homes of Lexington, TN. Hassle Free Home Buying Hotline 1-800-545-8987. Visit us at www.claytonoflexingtontn.com 23 Years of Experience in Manufactured Homes. (TnScan)
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DRIVER- COMPANY EXPERIENCED OTR drivers and Teams. Consistent Miles, Excellent Health Benefits. 6 mo. OTR exp. & current CDL 888-
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your structured settlement or annuity payments. High payouts. Call J.G. Wentworth. 1-866-SETTLEMENT (1-866-738-8536). Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. (TnScan) “CAN YOU DIG IT?” Heavy Equipment School. 3wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Start digging dirt Now. 866362-6497 (TnScan) HIGH SCHOOL GRADS LEARN technical skills, many fields. Entry level. Starting pay $34-36k (incl. allowances), medical/dental, college $, 30 days off/yr. Ages 17-34. Must relocate. Call Mon-Fri 800-284-6289 (TnScan) DRIVING FOR A CAREER- 14 Day CDL Training in Jackson TN. 15 Years Training Experience. Great Pay, Student Loans, Grants, Placement Assistance, Free Housing. Drive-Train 119 E.L. Morgan Drive Jackson TN. 800423-8820. www.drive-train.org (TnScan) BIG G EXPRESS 100% Employee Owned OTR Solo Drivers Home Most Weekends, 1yr w/Class A-CDL, Low Cost Insurance, Free PrePass/EZ Pass, APU’s in all trucks 1-800-6849140 ext. 2 www.biggexpress.com (TnScan) ACT NOW TOP 5% Pay 32-38 cpm Excellent Benefits Need CDL-A & 3 mos recent OTR 877258-8782 www.meltontruck.com (TnScan) REGIONAL DRIVERS NEEDED! MORE Hometime! Top Pay! Newer Equipment! Up to $.43/mile company drivers! 12 months OTR required. Heartland
Express 1-800-441-4953 w w w. h e a r t l a n d e x p r e s s . c o m (TnScan) SLT NEEDS CDL A team drivers with Hazmat. $2,000 Bonus. Teams split $.68 for all miles. O/O teams paid $1.65-$2.00 per mile. 1-877-253-2897 / 1-800-8359471. (TnScan) CALL NOW! BIH TRUCKING Company/ International Truck Driving School Now taking Students! No CDL, No problem! State WIA Program if qualified, or Financing available. 888-7805539 (TnScan) DRIVER- COMPANY EXPERIENCED OTR drivers and Teams. Consistent Miles, Excellent Health Benefits. 6 mo. OTR exp. & current CDL 888463-3962 www.usatruck.jobs eoe m/f/h/v (TnScan) CDL-A DRIVERS: OUR FREIGHT Needs You! Over The Road Flatbed & Dry Van. Professional Equipment. High Miles. Good Driving Record Required. We accept your long form and medical card. Western Express. Call Lynn: 888-8015295 (TnScan)
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Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated May 2, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded May 4, 2006, at Book 283, Page 739 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by James Dennis Young and Terri E. Young, conveying certain property therein described to Larry F. McKenzie as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., a seperate corporation acting solely as a nominee for First Franklin a Division of Nat. City Bank of IN and First Franklin a Division of Nat. City Bank of INs 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 June 3, 2010 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point in the centerline of Buena Vista Road, which point is the southeast corner of Buford Washam as recorded in Deed Book 79, page 783, Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee and the northeast corner of herein described tract; thence, from the point of beginning and with the centerline of Buena Vista Road, the following calls; south 06 degrees 39 minutes 40 seconds east 96.08 feet; south 10 degrees 36 minutes 39 seconds east 43.71 feet to the southeast corner of the herein described tract; thence, on new lines through Rowland, the following calls: south 81 degrees 39 minutes 26 seconds west 493.70 feet to an iron pin set; north 03 degrees 13 minutes 57 seconds west 210.36 feet to an iron pin set at the northwest corner of the herein described tract; thence, continuing on a new line through Rowland and then the south line of Washam, east 481.14 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.95 acres as surveyed by Reasons Engineering & Associates, Inc., R.L.S. #508 on July 7, 1999. Said legal description is the same description as contained in the previous deed of record. ALSO KNOWN AS: 170 Buena Vista Road, Bethel Springs, Tennessee 38315-1712 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: James Dennis Young; Terri E. Young 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. 717187471 DATED May 7, 2010. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated March 14, 2002, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded March 25, 2002, at Book 212, Page 478 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Ikie J. Cupples and Jeanie M. Cupples, conveying certain property therein described to David R. Wilson as Trustee for Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp.; 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 June 3, 2010 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a cotton picker spindle in the center of Deanburg Road, being an exterior corner of the Chickasaw State Park property and the Southwest corner of the Jones property; runs thence with the center of said road, North 11 degrees 30 minutes West 179 feet to a cotton picker spindle, being an exterior corner of the residue of the Jones property; thence with said residue, North 80 degrees East 124.5 feet to an iron; thence with same, South 66 degrees 01 minutes East 110.7 feet to an iron; thence with same South 2 degrees 05 minutes East 222 feet to an iron in a Northern boundary line of said State Park property, being the Southwest corner of said residue; thence with said Northern boundary line, North 74 degrees 15 minutes West 55 feet to an iron; thence with said Northern boundary line, North 68 degrees 40 minutes West 153.5 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.03 acres as surveyed October 23, 1993 by L.W. Yates Surveying Company, Bolivar, Tennessee 38008. (Legal description taken from prior deed.) ALSO KNOWN AS: 300 Pleasant Springs Road, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 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: Ikie J. Cupples; Jeanie M. Cupples 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. 91385363 DATED May 7, 2010. 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 Sale at public auction will be on June 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM local time, at the south door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Eddie M. Jones and wife, Lesa D. Jones, to Amy Ellenburg, Trustee, on December 5, 2003 at Book 244, Page 556; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as purchaser of the loans and other assets of Washington Mutual Bank, formerly known as Washington Mutual Bank, FA (the “Savings Bank”) from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, acting as receiver for the Savings Bank and pursuant to its authority under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. § 1821(d) 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 City of Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee to wit: Lot 6, Section III, Woodland Acres Subdivision, filed in Plat Cabinet 1, Page 22, in the Register’s Office of Chester County, State of Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby given for a more particular description of said property. Street Address: 305 Ashley Drive, Henderson, TN 38340 Current Owner(s) of Property: Eddie M. Jones and wife, Lesa D. Jones Other interested parties: Bank One, NA, Bank One N.A. and JP Morgan Chase, as Successor by merger to Bank One, NA The street address of the above described property is believed to be 305 Ashley Drive, Henderson, TN 38340, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any dis-
crepancy, 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. 09-012312
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on June 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM local time, at the south door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Christina M. Varvel and husband, Shannon A. Varvel, as joint tenants, to Larry F. McKenzie, Trustee, on September 30, 2004 at Book 258, Page 540; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: EverHome Mortgage Company 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, to wit: Lot Number 38 of the Oak Hills Estates Subdivision, a plat of which is of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Plat Book 1, Page14, 14A, 14B and 14C, to which reference is made for a more particularly description thereof. Street Address: 756 Holly Drive, Henderson, TN 38340 Current Owner(s) of Property: Christina M. Varvel and husband, Shannon A. Varvel The street address of the above described property is believed to be 756 Holly Drive, 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. 10-003555
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 June 17, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 25, 2008, at Book 316, Page 760 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Brett Ferguson and Amanda F. McCauley, conveying certain property therein described to John C. Clark as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for First State Bank and First State Bank’s successsors 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 June 10, 2010 on or about 12:00 P.M., at the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Chester County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin found in the southern right-of-way of Talley Store Road, the northeast corner of the John M. Morris and wife, Tanya D. Morris property of record in Record Book 264 Page 574 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, THENCE with the western right-of-way of Oak Grove Estates Lane as follows: THENCE South 21 degrees 13 minutes 21 seconds West for a distance of 193.42 feet; THENCE along a curve to the left having a radius of 361.00 feet and an arc length of 168.73 feet, being subtended by a chord of South 07 degrees 49 minutes 57 seconds West for a distance of 167.20 feet; THENCE South 05 degrees 33 minutes 27 seconds East for a distance of 135.33 feet to an iron pin, the northeast corner of Lot 9; THENCE North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 283.46 feet, with the north boundary of Lot 9, to an iron pin, the northwest corner of Lot 9 and lying in the eastern boundary of the Joe Talley property of record in Record Book 189 Page 657; THENCE North ten degrees 43 minutes 36 seconds West for a distance of 150.00 feet, with the eastern boundary of the Talley property, to an iron pin found, the southeast corner of the John M. Morris and wife, Tanya D. Morris property: THENCE North 49 degrees 33 minutes 50 seconds East for a distance of 513.81 feet, with the eastern boundary of the Morris property, to the point of beginning, together with and subject to covenants, easement, and restrictions of record. Said property contains 2.026 acres more
or less. Lot 10 Oak Grove Estates Subdivision. Subject to certain restrictions of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee in the Record Book 187, Page 183. Subject to all matters of record as shown on the plat of this subdivision of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Plat Cabinet Section 4, Page 36 Subject to an easement conveyed to the Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 193, Page 400. ALSO KNOWN AS: 70 Oak Grove Estates Lane, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 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: Brett Ferguson; Amanda F. McCauley 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. 1119188331 DATED May 17, 2010. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM
CHANCERY COURT SALE OF REAL ESTATE In obedience to an Order of the Chancery Court of Chester County, Tennessee at Henderson, made in the case of GEORGE ATWATER, Plaintiff, versus JORETTA WESTBROOK ELLISON, Defendant, case number 2009-CV-375, I, Cornelia Hall, will on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the South door of the Chester Courthouse Complex, in Henderson, Tennessee sell to the highest and best bidder, the following tract of real estate: Plainview Road, Map 43, Parcel 3. Beginning on a stake, John Bishop’s eastern southeast corner; runs thence north 8 poles to a stake, hickory pointers; thence east 121 ½ poles to a small persimmon; thence south 49 ½ poles to a stake in Hickory Pointer; thence west 43 ½ poles to a stake poles oak pointer; thence south 47.4 post to a stake and poles oak pointer; thence west 133 5/8 poles to a stake; thence north 31 degrees east 100 ½ poles to a stake; thence east 3 ¾ poles to the beginning, containing by estimation 76.4 acres more or less. Being the same real property conveyed to Mazel Holmes Atwater and Pansy Ross Westbrook and recorded in Deed Book 49 at Page 148 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. See also Deed Book 156 at Page 586 in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. This property is more commonly known as Map 43 Parcel 3 in the Assessor’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. The sale will be for cash in bar of the equity of redemption, buyer will
assume the responsibility of 2010 property taxes. The Clerk makes no warranty of title and the Clerk will sell and convey only as Clerk and Master and Special Commissioner, pursuant to the decree of the Chancery Court in this cause #2009CV-375. This 17th day of May, 2010. Cornelia Hall Clerk and Master Acting as Special Commissioner P.O. Box 262 Henderson, TN 38340 Nathan B. Pride Attorney for Plaintiff 423 N. Highland Avenue Jackson, TN 38301 731-424-4095
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed February 20, 2008 by Christopher A. Melton and wife, Heather M. Melton to LFC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Chester County, Tennessee, in Record Book 312, Page 442, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in Record Book 328, Page 784, in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Lending Solutions, Inc. dba 1st Mortgage Plus, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 commencing at 12:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, towit: Situated in County of Chester, State of Tennessee. The following tract of land, lying and being in the Sixth Civil District of Chester County, State of Tennessee, and more particularly bounded and described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin set in the north margin of Sunbright Cove, which point is the southeast corner of Lot 4, and the southwest corner of the herein described tract; thence from the point of beginning, and following the east line of Lot 4, North 01 degree 30 minutes 38 seconds west 261.61 feet to an iron pin set in the south line of Roy Neal Ervin; thence with the south line of Ervin, north 89 degrees 59 minutes 15 seconds east 254.71 feet to an iron pin set at the northeast corner of the herein described tract; thence South 229.48 feet to an iron pin set in the north margin of Sunbright Cove; thence with the north margin of Sunbright Cove, South 82 degrees 37 minutes 11 seconds west 249.88 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.42 acres and being Lot 3 of Sunbright Acres, as surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., R.L.S. #1999, on July 25, 2001. Property Address: 20 Sunbright Lane, Henderson, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower 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. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 1779-085361-FC
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