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Liquor referendum certified for Nov. ballot Chester County Administrator of Elections Michele White announced late last week that her office has received sufficient signatures on petitions to place the issue of package liquor sales on a referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot in the city of Henderson. Additional petitions are currently being circulated throughout the community seeking enough signatures of registered voters seeking a referendum on package liquor sales in the county outside of incorporated areas, as well as liquor by the drink. Friday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. is the deadline for submitting the petitions in order for the issues to appear on the November ballot. According to White, each person signing the petitions must be a registered voter with an address and signature matching the records on file with the Election Commission. As the See BALLOT, Page 3-A

An auto accident occurred at the intersection of Hwy 100 and 22A in Jacks Creek, around 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Witnesses stated that Virginia

Photo by Marney E. Gilliam, Independent

By Marney E. Gilliam Staff Writer

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Tonya Patterson, left, watches as Administrator of Elections Michele White, seated, examines signatures on petitions asking for a referendum on package liquor stores in the city of Henderson. Brandon South, center, chief deputy at the Elections Commission observes the process.

Strickland of Middleton was allegedly attempting to make a sudden, left hand turn onto 22A when a one ton Dodge dually truck, driven by Glenn Howell of Henderson and traveling West on Hwy 100, slammed into her car. Allegedly, Strickland’s car, carrying both her and her infant child, was thrown across the parking lot of the Jacks Creek Post Office. Witnesses further stated that Howell hit his brakes but due to the weight of the excavator he was hauling on a goose neck trailer, was unable to stop and was jerked to the right forcing the truck to plow through the

front of the building owned by R i c h a r d Zahra. P h o t o graphs taken by those present show that the truck was completely embedded in the building with only the Courtesy photo by Patsy Nobles Jones e x c a v a t o r Aftermath of the accident that occurred Aug. 30. sticking out into the parking lot. Highway called but witnesses stated no patrol made the scene and emer- one involved was transported to gency medical assistance was the hospital.

Perry Barham sentenced to 20 years 2 Sections 4-A 8-A 9-A 10-A 12-A 1-B 4-B 6-B


Judge Pride takes office

Judge Nathan Pride dons his robe in preparation for duties as Circuit Court Judge.

Truck barrels through local store

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Perry Barham was found guilty through a jury trial on July 17 of one count of aggravated sexual battery which is a Class D felony. The Chester County Circuit Court reset the matter until Aug. 29 for sentencing. As the Court was called to order on Aug. 29, Judge Allen asked for any proof that the parties had to offer. Brian Gilliam, Assistant District Attorney for the State of Tennessee, asked that the pretrial sentencing investigation report be admitted into evidence and with no objections made by the defense, Judge Allen agreed to admit the report. No evidence was offered by the defense. Gilliam then made the argument “Your Honor as far as from the State, based on the notice we had filed in December of last year and also the pre-sentence report, we believe Perry Barham would be a Range II offender for this offense. The sentence for the Range would be somewhere between 12 and 20 years ... It only takes two felonies to establish Range II. We allege he has four prior

felonies convictions as well as numerous misdemeanors … Based on that extensive criminal history we feel that the appropriate sentence for Mr. Barham would be the top of the Range, closer to 20 years.” Chip Sherrod, Barham’s defense attorney, then approached arguing that while Barham is a Range II offender, “if Your Honor would look at the convictions, [the] Court would notice … this is the first conviction of any kind against Mr. Barham that was an offense against a person. The rest of these are drug offenses. I think some resisting arrest, some failure to appear, but none of them are offenses against persons. The felonies are all drug offenses. This is first time anything has been alleged against Mr. Barham, or [his] first conviction as to anything involving an offense against a person. Based on that, we don’t dispute that he’s Range II, and we don’t dispute what the [Assistant District Attorney] said that the appropriate range be 12-20 years at 100 percent, but we would ask the

Court to consider the lower end of that.” Judge Allen then stated “In this case, in order to determine the appropriate sentence for this Class B offense of aggravated sexual battery, the Court will consider the evidence that was presented in the trial in this matter. I do recall that this was an offense committed against a 9-year-old child.” The Judge then reviewed the evidence and the major facts of the case. Judge Allen stated that he would also consider the pretrial sentencing report, the arguments of counsel made thus far, any mitigating or enhancing factors, and the defendant’s potential for rehabilitation and treatment. Since neither side disputed that Barham was a Range II offender the Judge found that “the Defendant is in fact a Range II offender so he will be sentenced within that Range II period which is a minimum sentence of 12 years and a maximum sentence of 20 years. I do find that he has a least two prior convictions that would place him See BARHAM, Page 3-A

Surrounded by law books and numerous legal documents, Judge Nathan Pride prepares for his term in office to begin. As he settles into his chair, he remembers the night he was elected. That night, surrounded by family, friends, and close supporters, Judge Pride learned he would be the next Circuit Court Judge. At that moment, many thoughts ran through his head: he reflected on the hard work and sacrifices made by himself and others, but almost immediately he focused on the task ahead. The most surprising part of the election to him was the large number of citizens who seemed to take their right to vote lightly. That night the question Judge Pride posed to himself and others was how to educate the people on taking their right to vote more seriously. He wants people to realize that every vote counts. The first thing on Judge Pride’s agenda is docket control. Since the office has been vacant, multiple judges have filled in. He wants to update the electronic capabilities in the courtroom allowing him access to the docket and case histories by computer while on the bench. This will help make the legal process more efficient. Judge Pride feels that all the judges are an inspiration to young people and those just starting out in the law profession. As such, he wants to do everything within his power to uphold the office and be a motivating influence on all those who look to him, as an example. As to the people who have inspired him, Judge Pride says, See PRIDE, Page 7-A

Chester County Barbeque Festival 2012

Get ready! Sept. 27 - 29

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Civil War Trails marker dedicated on Front St. By Mary Mount Dunbar Staff Writer

After two long years of red tape and waiting, Chester County’s Civil War Trail marker has finally been installed on Front Street. Commemorating Henderson’s involvement in the Civil War, the marker puts Henderson on the map – literally – joining it with other towns and counties marking their history and bringing visitors who follow the trail to Chester County. The Leadership Chester County Class of 2010 developed the idea and raised money to purchase the marker. The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development matched the local funds with an 80/20 grant, making it possible for the class to purchase the marker. Installation was delayed several times, but the Leadership Class’ project finally came to fruition on Aug. 29. “It was a labor of love for us,” said Leadership 2010 member Beth Naylor. “We wanted to bring visitors to Henderson to see what our hometown is.” Each year, Leadership classes explore many aspects of their county

from education and tourism to manufacturing and health care, and members are encouraged to see a need in the community and develop a project to meet that need. Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce Director Emily Johnson congratulated the Class of 2010 for sticking with their project until the end. “We have a rich history right here,” she said. “This day has been a long time coming.” According to Lee Curtis, Director of Program Development for the tourism department, Chester County is 76th county in Tennessee to have a Civil War Trails marker erected. The project began in Virginia following the Ken Burns Civil War series on PBS, and it can now be found in five states: Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Maryland. Curtis added that all 95 counties in Tennessee are considered National Heritage Areas for their participation in the Civil War. She stated that the Tennessee National Heritage Area is the only one that encompasses an entire state. Also, Tennessee is the most

Photos by Mary Mount Dunbar, Independent

This marker was dedicated on Aug. 29 to commemorate Henderson’s involvement in the Civil War. frequently downloaded map guide on the Civil War Trails site ( T e n n e s s e e Representative Steve McDaniel and State Senator Dolores Gresham attended the dedication ceremony along with local officials and members of the community. “One more time, this marker tells us what happened here,” Gresham said. “Families were

Representative Steve McDaniel, Senator Dolores Gresham and Lee Curtis (left) celebrate the dedication of the Civil War Trails marker on Front Street along with the Leadership Chester County Class of 2010’s Beth Naylor, Courtney Bingham, Mark Only and Patricia Jones and Mayor Dwain Seaton and Chamber Director Emily Johnson.

School board to meet in regular session tonight Chester County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, in the School Board office. On the agenda is to elect a chairman and vicechairman of the school board, approve minutes of previous meetings, approve budget amendments and review section I of the Policy Manual.

The board will also hear any delegations that wish to speak. Also on the agenda is to delegate approval of school trips to the director, consider changes to the policy manual, approve textbook committees, and approve an auditor for individual school accounts. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is

County Commission to meet on Monday evening Chester County Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, in the Criminal Justice Complex. On the agenda is approval of the minutes from the August meeting, election of a chairman and chairman pro-tem,

approval of the budget amendments and approval of the standing committees. The board will also make three appointments to the 911 Board. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

HPD seeks help with Park Place burglaries The Henderson Police Department is currently investigating a burglary, in the early morning hours of Thursday , Aug. 23 at two local businesses. Businesses targeted were the Rickard Clinic and Dee’s Pharmacy both located at 689 Kimberly Drive in Henderson in the West Park Place Plaza.

Subjects entered the businesses and took several thousand Hydrocodone pills. Both businesses suffered vandalism to the interiors of the businesses during the burglaries. Anyone with any information concerning the burglaries is asked to call the Henderson Police Department at 989-2201.

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ripped apart. This is hallowed ground where you stand. This is the legacy that is ours.” The Civil War Trails program has proved to be extremely popular, and since Tennessee is one of the most popular trails, the new marker on Front Street will almost certainly bring in visitors as they trace the trail from marker to marker and county to county. “The more we can do for Chester County to get tourism in here, the better off we are,” said Chester County Mayor Dwain Seaton. “This is a really important thing for Chester County,” Naylor added. “It puts us on a map that is distributed nationally and internationally. It’s a small investment on the part of our chamber, class and town.” She added that local historian Bobby Barnes helped the Leadership class tremendously as they were preparing to apply for the marker. Curtis, who spearheads the program, credits Carrol Van West and Susan Whitaker for their help in promoting the Civil War Trails program in conjunction with the Civil War Sesquicentennial (150th

anniversary). “Authentic history happened right here,” Curtis said. “This gives local towns a chance to tell their stories and share the lesser known sites. Getting local representatives on board with the program wasn’t difficult. McDaniel added that “it was an easy sell” to enlist his support in the project. A similar marker at the Denmark Church in Madison County is in its second full year, and

Madison County historian Billy King said, “About 4,000 are already coming to see the sign at Denmark. People are following the trail.” King’s website provides additional information about the Civil War in West Tennessee, and for those who are interested in following the trail to nearby sites can learn about lesser-known local points that played significant rolls in the Civil War.

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Ballot petitions are brought in, White and her staff meticulously validate each signature one person at a time. She is confident that the letter of the law is being followed in this process. Should the issue pass, the Henderson City Council will be responsible for establishing ordinances to regulate the number of stores to be allowed, as well as where they can be located. Tonya Patterson, one of the persons spearheading the petition drives, stated, “Most that signed say they are not drinkers. They say it is about taxes.” She said she signed up one person who is 65-years of age who had never voted before but wants the taxes. She also stated she contacted liquor stores in south Jackson who said they have multiple customers from Chester County each day, and she believes the deadline will also be met for the county ballot as well. Tony Altman, who is also pushing the issue, is equally confident of getting the issue on the county ballot. However,

he notes that even if county voters approve the issue, current Alcoholic Beverage Commission rules do not allow package liquor stores outside of a municipality, a law which he hopes could be changed. The last time any liquor issue appeared on a ballot in Chester County was August 1974. The wording on the ballot at that time stated, “To permit retail package stores to sell alcoholic beverages of greater alcoholic content than beer in Chester County, but not for consumption on the premises.” The issue failed to pass with 1,274 for and 2,035 against. City of Henderson Recorder Jim Garland stated that, based on reviewing other cities of comparable size, the city might estimate the yearly income from the tax on wholesale price of alcoholic beverages would be from $50,000 to $60,000, contingent on how much is actually sold locally. In the last year, the city of Henderson collected $140,232 in wholesale beer tax which is not shared with the county. A mixed drink tax is also collected from a private club which, according to Garland, brings in $1,000 to $1,200 per year to the

city, as well as the same amount which goes to the county and is earmarked for schools. In addition, Henderson also receives about $3,000 per year from a statewide beer tax.

State General Election Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 Early Voting Period Oct. 17-Nov. 1

Offices to be Voted President/Vice President U.S. Senate 26th State Senate District 72nd Tenn. House of Representatives Package Liquor Sales, City of Henderson Wheel Tax Referendum, Chester County

Registration Deadline Oct. 9, 2012 For more information, call 989-4039, or go online to

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Barham into Range II, and in addition to those two he has an additional two felony convictions that would be used to enhance him within Range II. Of course he also had other criminal records, a misdemeanor record which will also be used to enhance him within Range II.” The Judge then reviewed the Tennessee Code regarding what establishes a defendant as a Range II offender. Judge Allen stated, “By my calculations, he has four prior felony convictions and also has 16 prior misdemeanor convictions. Of that 16 prior misdemeanor convictions, 15 of those are Class A misdemeanors which …. are the most serious misdemeanor convictions a person can commit. … I will give that fact a great weight.” The Court also stated that it would consider the fact that at the time the aggravated sexual battery was committed the Defendant was released on bail in another case. Another enhancing factor according to the Court was that the Defendant “abused a position of private trust that had been placed in him.”

Cranford warns of mail solicitation Want a copy of your land deed? Simple – just go to the Register of Deeds office at the Chester County Courthouse, see Clerk Judy Cranford, and she will supply one to you for free. And if you want a copy of someone else’s deed, Cranford only charges 15 cents per page, or one dollar per page for a certified copy. However, reports have surfaced of a letter circulating in the state that Cranford said is misleading. The letter appears to offer to provide a similar service to property owners for $89. In addition to the deed and property description, the solicitation says for that fee they will

also provide “property history, neighborhood demographics, public and private schools report.” Cranford wants the public to understand that this solicitation is in no way affiliated with her office, and the letters indicate that same message with a disclaimer that states, “This service to obtain a copy of your deed or other record of title is not associated with any governmental agency.” The matter has been brought to the attention of the Tennessee Department of Consumer Affairs at the request of the Tennessee Registers Association.

Judge Allen recited the Defendant’s entire criminal history from 1993 to present. The history illustrated Barham’s continual run-ins with the law, which according to Judge Allen “shows a history of unwillingness to comply with the conditions of the sentence involving release into the community.” Several of his offenses were committed while he was out on probation or parole. At one point in the reciting of Barham’s criminal history Judge Allen commented as to Barham repeatedly receiving suspended sentences in the past, “I mean I kinda wonder sometimes, do people not check criminal records? I mean why would somebody with that type of criminal record keep getting placed on probation time after time after time after time? I mean he’s already proven based upon his history that he can’t make it on probation. Every time he’s ever been granted probation, every time he’s ever been granted parole, he’s gone out and committed new offenses.” As to the mitigating factors, the Judge looked at the Defendant’s educational, employment, drug and health histories. Judge Allen found “Really there’s ... nothing for mitigation purposes.” In sentencing Barham, Judge Allen ruled, “Based upon this record that I’ve talked about, based upon these enhancing factors I’ve talked about and based upon the lack of mitigating factors, the Court finds that the appropriate sentence in this case would be the maximum sentence, so he will be sentenced to serve a period of incarceration of 20 years at 100% service,

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this is non parole, non probatable status for this sexual offense. Of course, he’s certainly not eligible for any type of probation or alternative sentencing. Even if he was eligible for it, he’s not an appropriate candidate for probation based upon what I’ve talked about. Now, based upon this extensive criminal history I’ve talked about, I found that this sentence should be served consecutive to the two year sentence in case number 11-CR-11 … The sentence may have expired by now, but based upon the fact that he committed this offense for which he is being sentenced today while he was out on bond on that case, the Court finds that this should run consecutive to that. Also, DNA testing will be ordered in this case. Also, the Defendant will be required to register as a sex offender with the state. He’ll also be placed on community supervision for life. And based upon the nature of this offense, the Court will set the sex offender surcharge at $200 which he’ll be ordered to pay … along with all court costs. Also, he is ordered not to have any contact and/or communication with the victim in this case ... any time in the future.” The Judge then reviewed the current circumstances of the victim, the statement the mother made as to her fear of the defendant, and the mother’s request that the defendant receive the maximum sentence. Judge Allen concluded that the facts in this case were “pretty horrendous … The facts certainly, in the Court’s opinion, support the maximum sentence being ordered to be served.”

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Jackson-Bostick wedding announcement

Happy birthday wishes to Ryan Fletcher on Sept. 6; Mason Weeks and Judy Rogers on Sept. 7; Jaxon Taylor and Brandon Stokes on Sept. 9; Jasper Weeks on Sept. 10; and Koey Haley on Sept. 11. Just a reminder: "Fishers of Men" is what they are calling the back

to school bash that is being held at the Enville Baptist Church. It will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The fun time will consist of games, songs, prizes and water games. Food will be provided and all children are welcome to attend. Parents are asked to supply a towel and a change of clothes for their child, as they will get wet. In addition, there will be a followup program held for the families at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. Have a great week and call me at 989-0212 with your news.

Dawn Bowen, Henderson, and Scott Jackson, Brown City, Mich., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Corine Jackson, to Eric Bostick, the son of Sharon and Gary Bostick of Tishomingo, Miss. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Carol and Roger Jackson of Brown City, Mich., and Robert and Janet Fouch of Croswell, Mich. She graduated from Chester County High School in 2007, and is currently attending the University of North Alabama working toward Bachelors Degree of Science in Communication Arts with emphasis in Public Relations, and is expected to graduate in December of 2012. She is currently employed as front desk clerk at Microtel Inn and Suites, in Tuscumbia, Ala. The groom-elect graduated from Tishomingo High School in 2002, and will be attending University of North Alabama next fall to finish his college with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Computer Information Systems. He is currently employed at Gates Corporation, in Red Bay, Ala. The wedding will be at 5:30p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at Montgomery Place in Sheffield, Ala. Family and friends invited to the wedding and reception.


Moore-Inman wedding announcement

Happy 13th Birthday Ally Paige We love you, Todd, Mom, Maddie and Kristi.

Thelma King to celebrate 80th birthday Thelma King’s 80th birthday party will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Deanburg Community Club, 385 Deanburg Rd., Henderson. The party hosts are her daughters Nelma (Ken) Dabbs of Humboldt, Judy (Bill) Loftis and Carol (Larry) Maness of Henderson and Bonnie (David) Parmely of Selmer.

I hope everyone had a great week and Labor Day. Get well wishes this week go to Nella Rush, Tommy Landers, Winna Knipper, Randie Snider, Earlene Cleek, Edra and Benny Barnett, Carolyn Brasfield, J.W. Knipper, Aleigh Brown, Legina Henson and Jeremy Howell. Happy birthday to Renee Landers, Beverly Collins, Dakota Roberts and Thelma King on Sept. 6; Todd Clayton and Carol Mainers on Sept. 7; Neal Escue on Sept. 10; and Betty Quarles and Sherry Escue on Sept. 11. I wish you all a very happy day. Here is a fact that people under stress need to hear! Chronic stress floods the brain with powerful hormones that are meant for short-term

emergencies. Chronic exposure can damage, shrink, and kill brain cells. So that’s what’s wrong with me! The Deming family reunion is this Saturday. I hope local kinfolks will be there. We have several coming from out of town. If you haven’t already heard, it is at the Deanburg Community Center, 385 Deanburg Rd., off Hwy. 100 west, just past Chickasaw Park. Please try to come and make a success of this first reunion in a long time. “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change, rather than allowing it to master you.” – Brian Tracy Rom 8:39 says, “Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Have a great week and remember, keep smiling! To report any community news, call 879-9777.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Roger Miller said, “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” Mr. Weather was singing a song from the 60’s, “See You in September.” That weather brought one inch of rain to Jacks Creek around 9 p.m. on the first day of September. Those silvery streaks hit the ground and moistened the newly sown turnip greens. Soon a fresh picked mess will turn into a big cooked kettle of good old “salet” all we will need is dog bread and onion. Lavern Bailey will be the first to cook a mess and share on Sept. 13 with the community club. That precious rain probably gave hope to some tomato vines just about ready to give up on producing a few last red treasured balls of fruit for us. The butter beans still have blooms, so now more butter beans will be picked, shelled, blanched, and put in the freezer for a winter treat. The okra is still producing. Have you noticed how it grows upwards—as if they were hands reaching into the sky seemingly to say, “Pick me - Pick me” and later, fried okra says, “I was picked.” “Honk honk rattle rattle crash beep beep” could have been the sounds around 8 p.m. Aug. 30 as Glenn Howell was headed home to Henderson. He was driving a white construction truck pulling a partially loaded trailer, but instead, the truck crashed into the store at the intersection of Hwy 100 and 22A! With all the concrete blocks pushed in and broken, the driver had hesitation in getting out immedi-

ately. He was not sure if the ceiling would fall on him or not. The other driver from Middleton (Strickland) was knocked (guessing 60 -70 feet) in a spin, and landed near the highway in front of the post office. She was driving east and allegedly turned left onto Hwy 22 to go to Lexington. The truck hit her front passenger door. Thankfully, her infant son was safe. The driver refused ambulance service, but was relieved when friends arrived to carry her to a local hospital. The highway patrol, sheriff cars and rescue teams arrived quickly to secure the high traffic intersection. There were no serious injuries, but of course, the drivers were addled. Rick Zahra has insurance on the store, so perhaps some good will come out of a bad incident – I’m glad both drivers walked away and went home. Abby Brooks spent a few days with us while Regina and Mike took a trip to the mountains. Abby was spoiled of course. She ate chicken and slept in the bed next to me covered up on the last night she was with us. “She was found at a yard sale,” Regina told a lady in the mountains who was walking her $3,000 dogs. Some have more money than sense I’d say. What is your thinking on that matter? Regina and Mike brought us rocks for our flowerbed and a special hanging ornament of a little apricot poodle with wings! Yes, I cried – it looked like Dusty! Abby was happy to see her Momma and Grandmother, Inez Alexander. The circle of life continues, doesn’t it? Saltillo has around 342 residents, but Stan and Delana O’Neal had a dinner party with a band at Saltillo Saturday night. That meant there was a temporary boost to the

Darryl and Shelva Moore of Bethel Springs are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Maggie Leigh Moore, to Kevin Scott Inman, the son of Larry and Jan Inman, of Selmer. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lynn and Mary Katherine McCain of Brentwood, the late Gordon Moore, and Horice and Joyce McMahan of Bethel Springs. She is the great-granddaughter of Johnnie Henson and the late Amo Henson of Bethel Springs. She is a graduate of McNairy Central High School, is currently attending nursing school at Jackson State and will graduate in May. The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Alvin and Laverne Follin of Corinth, Ms., and the late C.S. and Nelia Inman, of Corinth, Ms. He is a graduate of McNairy Central High School. He is currently employed at SMC Recycling in Corinth, Miss. The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at J.P. Coleman State Park in Iuka, Miss. population. Guests were business acquaintances, auction buddies, community friends and family. Brisket and during the 5 9 hours several tables of food disappeared. It was a fun way to seal Stan’s 55th birthday on Sept. 2. The first party started on Stan’s 50th birthday, but from now on Stan is keeping his speed at 55 miles per hour and coasting downhill. It’s time for others to plan dinner parties at a new location. In addition, happy candle counting to Sharon Boothe on Sept. 6 – May the candles be blown out completely, so one big wish will come true! I’m happy to report the inner child is still ageless in Kathy Mays. Ralph twirled his little doll around as the band played, “Angel Looking out of Her Window.” Kathy’s birthday was Aug. 23 (same as her daddy, Brady Bailey). Violet Bailey probably told Brady he could have a bottle of Stanley or a bottle for the new baby born on his birthday. Brady took the bottle and held his precious baby daughter. Bet he twirled his little doll around as Violet sang, “This Will Be the Last Dance,” and Kathy was the last baby! On Labor Day 33 cousins, including mates, children and two special guests, gathered near the Tennessee River at John and Andrea Patrick McAdams’ home. Special friends (Joanne and Beverly) enjoyed the cookout with families of Jack O’Neal, Robert Patrick, Don Jones, Jerry O’Neal, Jo David O’Neal and Stan O’Neal. We all agreed the home was filled with warm hearts and loving memories were being established. Robert and Ella Sewell O’Neal would be pleased the tradition of gathering yearly is continuing. It’s good to be gathered with those you love, and who love you back –

“A Gathering Place” builds security and serenity. JoAnne Talley Vancleave has new pictures to help her mother’s family album grow. Hurray for her being organized with our family pictures! Sunday, Sept. 9. the descendants of Elkanah and Rebecca Rhodes Jones will have lunch at Henderson Senior Citizen Friends, and families are invited and encouraged to come with a delicious dish and camera. Continued prayer has been requested for Traci Duck, Will Young, Jean Rouse, Eugene Hibbett, and a dear friend of my daddy’s, Bill Priddy. He called about Jacks Creek community news last week. While talking he shared a tender memory of Raford Nobles cooking him several good country breakfast meals. He said he would never forget him or those meals. Isn’t it great that people have memories pressed into their minds that make them smile tenderly, or perhaps told with a voice that breaks? Just remember, as long as a name is spoken or written that person is not forgotten. Our community expresses sympathy to these families: Bonnie Faye Rowland Hatch (612-43 to 8-28-12) was buried at Cave Springs; Shirley Faye Austin Burkhead (11-6-35 to 830-12) was buried at Memory Garden; Ora Lea Kelley Barham (11-8-20 to 8-30-12) was buried at Faith Baptist Cemetery; and a moment of silence was held at Stan O’Neal’s dinner party for his friend, Harold Wayne Jackson (930-26 to 8-31-12). He was born in Chester County and was buried at Woodlawn. This quote by Robert Ingersoll is comforting, “In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.”

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On our prayer list this week are all those injured or had property damage due to hurricane Isaac, also Bill Priddy, Clara Busby, LaVerne Lott, Teresa Wright, Donald Parchman, Donald Jones, Lyndia Young, Pam Priddy,

LaVerne Austin, Larry, Jerry and Minnie Austin, Wilma and Charles Cupples, Jean Latham, Joanne Sells, John Kent Sells, Ollie Dean Kennedy, Shirley Gaddy, Carolyn Potter, Gathel Latham, Randy Miller, Joanne Altier, Phillip Ross, Lisa Peddy, Frenzola Morris, Faye Tucker, Shirley Rietl, Dobber Dyer, Bobbie Nell Wells, Randy Sells, Teresa Seaton, Trish Nichols, Lloyd King (as he is having some tests made), their caregivers, our military personnel and their families.

Happy anniversary to Charles and Loretta Haggard. Birthday greetings to Sara Ann Johnson on Sept. 7; Judy Bray, Paul Tucker and Gary Morris on Sept. 9; Julia Jordan Vest on Sept. 10; Lisa Williams and Hensel Peddy on Sept. 11; Seth Berry, Jr. Ross, Donnie Buckley and Keith Brown on Sept. 12; and Sarah Ross and Kent Rush on Sept. 13. If you have any news, anniversaries, birthdays, or special events you would like included in our community news call 989-4875.

Grandparents Day is Sept. 9. In 1978, President Carter signed a bill designating the Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day beginning in 1979. Marion McQuade (1917-2008), a homemaker in Fayette County W. Va., who served on the West Virginia Commission on Aging and the Nursing Home Licensing Board, was the founder of Grandparents Day. Her primary motive was to help the cause of lonely elderly in the nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap into the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. If you are lucky enough to have grandparents, remember them on their day. A visit or a phone call will help brighten their day. Patriots Day is Sept. 11, in memory of nearly 3,000 people who died during the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pa. We will never forget 9/11/2001. Take time to say a prayer on Sept. 11 for all those families who lost loved ones, and for

our great country. September birthdays are here already. Best wishes to Nancy Holmes, Grant Lovell, and Evelyn Weaver on Sept. 1; Terry Patterson and Jamie Kesler on Sept. 3; James Knipper on Sept. 4; Kim Clayton and Janice Weaver on Sept. 5; Joyce Clayton, Kay Travis and Steve Sanders on Sept. 6; Linda Obrine on Sept. 7; Robert Holmes on Sept. 10; James L. Patterson on Sept. 11; Marene Clayton on Sept. 13; Tenisha Purcell on Sept. 14; Sharon Dunkin on Sept. 15; James Cranford, Denny Maness and Jean Morris on Sept. 17; and Jason Hearn, Bonice Martin, Bethany Robinson and Shirley Morton on Sept. 19. Happy anniversary to Denny and Bernice Maness on Sept. 19. As always, remember in prayer the sick, our military, their families and the leaders of our country. The community sends sympathy to the family and friends of Hubert Roberson, 85, who passed away at his home on old Friendship Rd. Wednesday morning, Aug. 29. He will be buried beside his wife in Gary, Ind. Sympathy also goes to families of Shirley Burkhead and Bonnie Faye Rowland Hatch. In addition, to the family of Wallace Patterson, 84, of Peoria, Ill., who passed away Aug. 20 at his home. Mr. Patterson was born Sept.

23, 1927 in Hickory Corner, to Osceola and Effie (Garner) Patterson. He grew up in the Hickory Corner community and attended grade school at Hickory Corner School. He has family in Henderson and many kinfolk in our community. Burial was Aug. 24 in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria, Ill. In my last column, I omitted the names of Diane Gipson’s grandchildren. Her son Brandon has three children, Chase, Mikaela and Kaden. Brandon is in the U.S. Air Force and is currently serving in Korea. Also, my quilts made by Daye Lowe Seratt are not appliance quilts, but appliqué quilts. We regret those errors. Frank, Diane, Geny and Joann Clayton enjoyed their trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. They said it was relaxing to get away, and breathe the mountain air. It was a fun time also visiting the shows and enjoying the scenic drive. I hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day weekend. My second son, Terry was born 57 years ago on Labor Day, Sept. 3 at Pekin Memorial Hospital. We had a cookout planned – that’s one way of getting out of cooking! If you have news to share or birthdays or anniversaries, call 9893315. Have a good week. God bless America!

Lineup announced for Worley’s River Run Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run will bring David Lee Murphy, John Anderson, Badfinger, Black Oak Arkansas and special guest Zoe Z to the stage with Worley in downtown Savannah on Saturday, Sept. 15. The 2012 Battle of the Bands winner will kick off the concert at 3 p.m.; and gates open at 2 p.m. Worley established the Tennessee River Run to serve the region he calls home. The Tennessee River Run benefits the Darryl Worley Foundation, which supports a variety of organizations, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center. In commenting on the festival’s 11th year, Worley said, “I think it speaks volumes about the people involved in Tennessee River Run that this event has made it past the 10year mark and we’re still going strong!” Tickets are $30 until the day of the show and $35 at the gate. They are available at the Darryl Worley Foundation Office at 325 Main St. in Downtown Savannah, Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau and all banks in Hardin County.


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Fall is in the air, or at least on the way – That means it’s time for soup! Labor Day is over, which means autumn is on the way. I love fall. Fall colors. Fall smells. Fall weather. Speaking of fall weather, that means it’s time for soup! I love soup, too. I’ll give my husband credit for picking this week’s recipe, however. It’s still 90 degrees outside, so I haven’t transitioned to craving soup just yet, but Chris has been longing for fall even more than I have. The flavor of this dish is fantastic, and it’s difficult to go wrong with soup. However, keep in mind that pureed mushrooms don’t have the prettiest colors. Everything looked beautiful boiling on the stove while the mushrooms were whole, but after I

pureed them, I wasn’t so sure about the finished product. Just remember that mushrooms are brownish grey, and therefore, your soup will have the same color. That doesn’t affect the flavor. Top it off with some feta cheese and everything will be just fine. I’ve also included an easy recipe for vegetable stock. I know that you can buy stock at the grocery store, but with a recipe this simple, you can use up some of the excess vegetables you may have in your refrigerator. Don’t feel that you have to use

all of the vegetables I mentioned, and you can substitute others if needed. Just keep the amounts roughly the same. You can also use parsnips, mushrooms, potatoes – maybe even a pepper if you want a little kick. This stock recipe is a great soup base for many recipes, so don’t feel that this is the only time you can use it. Even if you don’t like mushrooms, the stock can be used for vegetable soup or many other kinds. However, I suggest that you try the mushroom soup; I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Mushroom soup

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped 2 medium onions, peeled and diced 10 ounces crimini mushrooms 10 ounces button mushrooms 10 ounces baby bella mushrooms 2 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced 1 sprig thyme ½ cup white wine 1 quart vegetable stock Salt and pepper to taste ¼ cup heavy cream Feta cheese Directions: In a large saucepan, warm oil over medium heat and sauté garlic and onions for 4 minutes. Add mushrooms, potatoes and thyme, and sauté for 5 minutes or until potatoes begin to caramelize. Deglaze pan with wine and add vegetable stock. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer soup in batches to a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a clean saucepan, add heavy cream and mix well. Adjust seasonings to

taste. Keep warm. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with feta cheese and serve piping hot. Vegetable stock Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1 stalk of celery, coarsely chopped 1 turnip, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 3 teaspoons parsley 1 teaspoon thyme 1 bay leaf ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns 5 cups cold water Directions: Heat oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Add vegetables and sauté for 10 minutes, being careful not to brown. Add water to cover vegetables completely. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain stock through a fine mesh strainer. Makes 1 quart.

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Only Yesterday “Amateur night a big success” From the files of the Chester County Independent September 4, 1942 “Moore Has No Opposition For Mayor; Veteran Civic Leader Drafted Into Service; Clean City Pledged By Ticket” E. E. Moore, former Mayor, answering countless requests from the men and women of the city, enters the election for Mayor without opposition. Mr. Moore stands for a clean, healthy city, and any needed repairs or improvements in the city water department or the city fire department will receive his earliest attention, as will the unsanitary and indecent condition of the city's downtown alleys. $30 Bonus For First Bale” Henderson business men this week presented C. C. Williams of Milledgeville a $30 bonus as the grower to have the first bale of cotton ginned in Chester County. Mr. Williams produced the cotton on Dr. J. D. Anderson's farm near Milledgeville – in fact he produced two bales. One bale was ginned at Milledgeville and another bale at Enville. Reports from correspondents of the Independent state that cotton is opening fast and that picking on a large scale is only a matter of a few days. “Letters To The Editor” “Somewhere in the Pacific” “Dear Mr. Johnson; Just received a package of papers and needless to say how much I enjoy reading the hometown news. It seems the Independent is my main line of communication at present. Thanks a million. Please permit me to tell the people what a fine job I think they are doing. I realize that under these war conditions that it is straining on the people of Chester County, mentally, physically and financially to keep the wheels turning. But I know also that they will never let us boys down, whether we be overseas or in the States or at home waiting to be called to service. To the fathers, mothers, sweethearts, write the boys often as on a battle front there is nothing that cheers the spirit like a letter from home. It is sometimes difficult for the boys to write as often as they would like, so don't be disappointed when that letter you expect does not arrive. Just a few lines to the colored people, keep the good work up at home and we boys in service will do our utmost to guarantee victory for one and all, and last but not least, a word to Ed Deloney: keep your news items rolling as they are appreciated by one and all of us. Should I not get another letter in before Christmas, I wish for you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy A-Lo-Ha from somewhere in the Pacific. Thanks again for the paper. Sincerely, ERNEST F. JONES” “Welcome Stranger” Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Burkhead of Henderson are the proud parents of twins, a boy and girl; born Aug. 31. The boy, weighing 6 ¼ pounds, has been named Douglas, and the girl, weighing 5 pounds, has been named Deloris. They are the first children for Mr. and Mrs. Burkhead. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Thomas of Henderson are the proud parents of a baby boy, born Aug. 30. He is their fourth child and has been named Louis David Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Russel Harrison of Henderson are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Aug. 18. She is their fifth child. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Austin of Jacks Creek are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Aug. 20. She is their first child and has been named Dorothy Imogene.

September 5, 1952 “Amateur Night Big Success” Amateur Night, held at Memorial Park here Thursday night, sponsored jointly by the merchants of Henderson and the Chester County Lions Club, drew a tremendous crowd and was a huge success in every way. The contests and winners as listed by the Lions Club are as follows: Pantomine: 1st and 2nd Janis Plunk. Best soloist, boy: 1st Fred Melton, 2nd Ray Presley; girl, 1st Fay Deming, 2nd Delois Smith. 25 yd. Sack race for boys: 1st Richard Phillips, 2nd Tommy Smith, 3rd Vance Garner. 100 yard dash, boys 12 and under: 1st David Melton, 2nd Richard Phillips, 3rd Paul Smith. 100 yard dash boys any age: 1st Tommy McKnight, 2nd Larry Hysmith, 3rd Ronald Enoch. Best hillbilly band: Leonard Carroll. Piano selection, boys: 1st Hal Bishop, 2nd Roy Allen Peddy; girls, 1st and 2nd Katherine Morris.

Busby. Best hog caller: 1st Caller Record, 2nd Mr. Orr, 3rd H. C. Burkhead, 4th Laurence Booth. Best husband caller: 1st Mrs. Evard Thomas, 2nd Mrs. Joe McCall. Tug of war: 1st National Guard, 2nd Wilson community. Checker tournament: 1st Mr. Guthrie of Humboldt; 2nd Lonnie West. Duet: Patsy and Max Johnson. Weight lifting: Ed Lynn Casey. “Births” Steadman-Guy Clinic Mr. and Mrs. James Burns Rainey of Jackson announce the birth of a son on Aug. 28. He has been named Ronald Anthony Rainey. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Whitlow Ridley of Pinson are the parents of a daughter, Ellen Leona, who was born Sept. 2.

August 31, 1962

“City Tax Rate Remains $2.60” The city tax rate will remain at $2.60 per hundred for the coming year. The present tax rate was approved at a meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen held last Thursday night. The Board agreed to consider rezoning the Stinson Smith property located on Main and Baptist Streets... Lights were authorized for Baptist Street and blacktopping of Lewis and Galbraith Streets. These are the only remaining gravel streets in the city. The blacktopping will be done by the county highway department. “Births” Mr. and Mrs. Rex Enoch of Memphis are the parents of a son, Joel Kent, who was born Aug. 17. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Taz Enoch of Bolivar, formerly of Henderson, and Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Taylor of Monette, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Dean LeCornu of Henderson are receiving congratulations upon the arrival of a son, Stephen Keith, on Aug. 24. The LeCornus have another son, Mike. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wamble of Henderson are the parents of a son, Jeffrey Chester County Independent archives, September 5, 1952 Allen, who was born Aug. 21. Fat man race: 1st Bruce Maness, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bailey of 2nd R. A. Talley, Jr. Henderson announce the arrival of 50 yard dash for girls: 1st a son, Donald Gregory, on Aug. 26. Marlene Plunk, 2nd Dorothy Mrs. Bailey is the former Ann Maness, 3rd Ann Janet Bishop. Burress, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fox horn blowing: 1st Caller Lafayette Burress of Henderson. Record, 2nd Lawrence Booth, 3rd Drs. McCallum and Wilson Willie Pickett. Mr. and Mrs. James Waddell of Bicycle race, boys: 1st Granville Bethel Springs, announce the birth Russom, 2nd Larry Wright, 3rd of a daughter, Kerra Jean, on Aug. Larry Hysmith. 23. Oldest man: Mr. Orr. Born to Dorothy and Thomas Oldest woman: Mrs. A. J. H. Greer of Henderson, a daughter on Reid. Aug. 23. Oldest married couple: Mr. and Born to James and Mary Mrs. John Terry. Montgomery of Henderson, a Greased pole contest: Billy daughter on Aug. 28.

DEADLY POLLUTION – On an average of once a week, Henderson residents are subjected to fallout from the burning at the city dump. Dense, black smoke is created by burning trash, tires and even dead animals and the fallout from his smoke engulfs the entire city. State Health regulations require that dumps be converted to sanitary landfills and although the deadline for this conversion was July 1, 1972, the city continues to operate the dump without supervision. Chester County Independent archives, August 31, 1972

Hello to everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I hope and pray all of our loved ones from out of town made it home safely. There were plenty of family reunions this weekend. Family is very important! I hope most of you took some time out to be with yours. I think about all of my military brothers and sisters that are in the reserves and on activity duty serving our country so we can enjoy life as such. So take some time out and pray for our military families. So, dads or moms, I hope you got the grill out, barbequed and had a wonderful Labor Day weekend with your family. Some of you may remember Mr. Cawthon on the 1st Saturday picnic out on Hwy 100. He would cook some of the best barbeque in town! But it is no longer there. However, if you want some barbeque that tastes just as good, head down to Bill Latham BBQ, 535 S. Church St. in Henderson. Since we have eaten all of the high cholesterol food, we need to make our way to Jackson from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, Sept. 8. West Tennessee Healthcare will be offering free screenings at the West Tennessee Health Fair at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson. The screening is free and will include blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, bone density, vision, foot screenings and body mass index. They are asking you to fast at least four hours before having your blood work done. For more information about the West Tennessee Health Fair, call Kay Cranford at 541-4907. I know you may be tired of seeing this, but our health is very important. I hope to see you their Saturday. As usual, Southern Oaks had a busy week. Along with their regular activities each week, they had Terry Hearn with Neo

Corporation as their celebrity bingo caller. Terry is so faithful to come the last Tuesday of every month. On Wednesday, they had another group of Chester County football cheerleaders come and give manicures for the ladies and one gentleman. Thank you for the manicures Whitney Young, Peyton Jenkins, Heather Rawles, Kelsey Yarbrough and Lacey Hodum. Chester County FCE Extension Agent Michelle Sides came Thursday morning and showed the residents how to make delicious trail mix. They had a wide variety of ingredients to make their own favorite trail mix. They want to thank you Michelle for coming and having the monthly cooking classes. On Thursday afternoon, they welcomed Kenneth McEwen Ministries back to Southern Oaks. Bro. McEwen comes to share his beautiful music and voice with us. All the residents were so excited that the students are back at FreedHardeman University and are coming back to visit. Every Friday afternoon a group of students known as the “Friends from Freed” come for a devotional and singing with our residents. The residents love having these young people in the building. Everyone at Southern Oaks hopes all had a very happy and safe Labor Day weekend. Until next week … greetings from Southern Oaks. On the prayer list this week are the Brown family and the Bass family, who lost one of their loved ones. Our prayers are with you. Pray for our loved ones in the hospitals, sick in their homes, our children, teachers, family, the men and women that are serving our country and the incarcerated. Remember to patronize our local businesses in town. Let’s support our own as much as we can. If you live in the city of Henderson and have news about your family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and things happening in the City, I need to hear from you. Call 989-1907 or e m a i l HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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Isaac refugees evacuate to Chickasaw By Marney E. Gilliam & James A. Webb A Louisiana family has sought shelter in Chickasaw State Park from the wrath of Hurricane Isaac. Mary Catherine Revon, Ricky Money, Kaden Vial, Kaylee Vial, Catherine Cabibi, Megan Money and Stephanie Cabibi of Mandeville, La., traveled here with their dogs, Jr. and Blaze. They left Louisiana on Tuesday morning. Revon and her family lived in Metairie until Hurricane Katrina rocked that area; she then relocated to Memphis for a little over a year, and then moved to Mandeville, La., which is

located across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans. Revon explains that there were no warnings issued to leave their town and “that’s what kinda concerned me. They said ‘this is a state of emergency. It’s just a tropical storm ... They didn’t really put the emphasis like they did [for Katrina], of course Katrina was a lot bigger storm. But, like I said, ever since I was a small child trapped in ... New Orleans, I was always taught any storm, tropical or not, headed for the mouth of the Mississippi [River] means big trouble for Mississippi and Louisiana, so I don’t want

to take that chance ever again. Even (hurricane) Gustav left us without water and power for almost two weeks ... Especially when you have children you can’t take chances like that.” She evacuated to Chickasaw because she came to love the Memphis area when she lived there. She was also concerned for her dogs. “And that’s why a lot of people don’t want to leave ... Trying to find somewhere to go with two dogs was hard. That was really difficult.” The family tried to stop in Jackson, Miss., but “they kept pushing us north and I was like, ‘I don’t care. Let’s go to

Tennessee. I loved it,’” Revon stated laughing. “And this is beautiful. I mean really. When we first got here the kids were all saying ‘I almost feel guilty that we’re somewhere so pretty’.” They returned to Louisiana on Friday, Aug. 31. From what they have heard about the destruction, they expect to see “trees down, power out, flooding, that kind of stuff,” according to Ricky Money. “I’ve got some friends that live in Long Beach, Miss., and it’s ... pretty much devastated there.” They estimate that it will be a week or two before they can go back to their normal lives.

A mission of prayer!

California couple ride coast-to-coast Watching the news each night a California man became very concerned several years ago with the direction America was taking. “Tim used to sit in front of the TV and get angry about what he saw,” Lynn Tuggle said about her husband Tim. So it was no surprise to Lynn when one day Tim came home and said, “God told us to sell all that we owned and go out like Jesus told the disciples.” So on Aug. 10, 2010, the Tuggles, their dog Chico, and five horses left their Fr. Bragg, Calif., home and set out on a journey across America. Their eventual destination is New Bern, N.C., but along the way they claim to be on a mission praying for the military, our leaders, and our country. Last Thursday, Aug. 30, the Tuggles came through Henderson and stopped at

Freed-Hardeman University. As several students admired the horses, some even getting ride atop the steeds, Tim explained how they had been blessed along the way while delivering their message. “There have been a lot of divine appointments along the way, like these kids at Freed-Hardeman,” he said. “How to walk as a man of God, and seek his wisdom – that is the message we want to get out.” From day one, their itinerary has changed according to how Tim says they are directed by God. They average about 20 miles per day, wintering first in Las Vegas, N.M., then last winter in Missouri. This summer the journey took them east to Madison, Ind., however, he said God told him to go through Memphis, a detour that Tim said touched many

Henderson area pets go online Henderson City Animal Control has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site currently has over 359,000 homeless pets listed, and it is updated continuously. More than 13,700 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada, and other countries post their pets on the site. Henderson City Animal Control pets may be viewed at shelters/TN718.html. A

potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants, and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the zip code entered. Adoptions are handled by the animal placement group where the pet is housed, and each group has its own policies. was created in early 1996 as a grassroots project by Jared and Betsy Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 20 million adoptions, making it the most life-saving initiative in animal welfare.

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Mary Catherine Revon, Ricky Money, Kaden Vial (6) and Kaylee Vial (5) with their dogs Jr. and Blaze, of Metairie, La., found Chickasaw State Park to be just to their liking when fleeing Hurricane Isaac.

Photos by James A. Webb, Independent

Tim and Lynn Tuggle, their dog Chico and five horses visit with Freed-Hardeman University students Thursday. Henderson was just one stop for the Tuggles on a coast-to-coast journey and “mission of prayer.” lives. From Henderson they were headed to Bon Aqua south of Dickson where they are scheduled to speak at a church this weekend. When will the journey end? The Tuggles just shrug their shoulders and say “wherever God leads us.”

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Pride “the list would be as long as my arm.” He states that first and foremost he is a Christian and feels that throughout his life the Lord has put people in his path that have influenced him in positive ways and led him to where he is today.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

What’s the point of running if nothing is chasing me? Have I ever mentioned that I hate running? I always have. During elementary school, we had to run laps almost every day. These weren’t just a couple of laps before getting to play; running took up the majority of our P.E. time, and I loathed it. Since I took piano lessons at school, I always asked my teacher if I could have my lessons during P.E. time so I wouldn’t have to run. My excuse was that I was terribly concerned about missing an important lesson during regular class time, but really, I just didn’t want to run. Getting to skip P.E. even once a week was an improvement. Now, running has become a popular activity almost everywhere. Many of my friends that I never pegged as runners have started entering 5Ks and half marathons and sharing their running statistic on Facebook. Personally, I’ve never seen the joy in it. It’s painful. I get sweaty. It’s hard to breathe. I get dizzy. My legs hurt. My nose runs. I get a stitch in my side. If nothing is chasing me, why do I need to run? The town I used to live in made it very easy to stay in shape without running. Simply getting to work involved walking several blocks – and that was if I got a good parking place. My classrooms and professors’ offices were in one building, but my office was on the other side of campus where there was no good parking. To go to my office after class, I walked, and then I walked back. I walked to the library. I walked to the students’ center. I walked around campus just for fun. At home, I walked upstairs to the third floor. I carried all my groceries up the stairs – often making three or four trips. We had no elevator, so walking was required, and I enjoyed it. In town, the Square was the center of all the action. Every restaurant, shop and hangout was pretty much within walking distance on the Square, so I would park and walk all over town. My favorite coffee shop was there, and I would meet friends there, and we would walk to eat dinner or to visit the bookstore. Sometimes we would walk just to walk. There were plenty of interesting people in town, and we could walk laps around the Square just talking and people watching. I never thought of my day-to-day activities as being good exercise until I didn’t do them anymore. Walking from my garage to my door doesn’t provide very much exercise, and once I park my car at work, I only have to walk at most a few yards. I don’t spend a lot of time hanging out downtown, and it’s not a big, walkable square like my former town. It’s a lot more difficult to attempt to be health-conscious when few places in the area are designed with pedestrians in mind. My husband and I have known for awhile that we’ve both gotten out of shape. We’ve discussed different options for working out and being healthier, but we haven’t been very good about sticking to a plan. Getting up early to exercise didn’t work for us. We don’t have bicycles or a good place to ride them. We have an elliptical machine, but it’s in the hottest room of the house, and only one of us can use it at a time. Finally, Chris decided that we should start running. Running? Me? No thanks! I don’t run. Chris was in the Army, so even though he hasn’t been faithful about working out during the past few years, he is, at least in part, used to running. He was also an athlete in high school. I wasn’t. I was in the band. Other than marching during the hottest parts of the year, we didn’t do any conditioning. I was just lucky that I was coordinated enough to play my instrument and march at the same time – most of the time. Therefore, I don’t have any conditioning or experience to gauge running by. The first day we “ran,” I got shin splints before I got passed the driveway. I assured Chris before we started that I didn’t plan to run at first, so he ran and I walked, and he would turn around and walk back to me. I’m sure he got a better workout than I did, but I kept reminding him that I don’t run. He convinced me to jog a few yards here and there, and I worked through the worst of my shin splints. We went to the end of our road and back, which is maybe a mile total. It was easier the next time. I ran a little more, and I was really proud of myself. Chris’ muscles remember running, and he can get back into it a lot faster than I can get started. When we changed up our route to add some more distance and an extra challenge, he took off running and left me in the dust. I watched him get smaller and smaller in the distance as I trudged up a stupid hill. It was hot. My legs hurt. I didn’t want to run, but I didn’t want to get left behind. So … I pouted. No, I didn’t suddenly decide that I could outrun Chris or feel like I was instantly a distance runner. I sat on the side of the road and whined. Chris came back and retrieved me from the side of the road, and he walked with me while I complained that I wasn’t good at running and I’d never be any good at it. He told me I could quit, but that I wouldn’t see any results if I did that, and then he challenged me to run with him from one mailbox to a specific road marker just ahead. Under protest, I did. We walked a little more, and then we ran another short distance, and somehow during that next run, I decided that it wasn’t quite so bad. I didn’t stop at the mailbox we had set as our marker; I ran all the way to the stop sign instead. When we got home, I still thought that I was going to pass out, and my legs still hurt, but I made it back, and we have another run scheduled. I guess I’ll stick with it. I feel better when I at least give it a try.

It was a two-goat ambulance run to vet’s office

Elvis, my shepherd mix and bosom buddy, can tell when my wife is calling the vet’s office on the phone. Although I am certain he cannot count, he recognizes the series of electronic beeps that the speed dial button produces. Happy one second, with tongue lolling and eyes bright, when he hears the vet’s receptionist on the phone’s speaker, the big dog suddenly becomes woebegone and turns his head away. Elvis knows that an otherwise joyous trip in the truck will end badly when my wife hangs up the phone and reaches for his leash. It’s time for his shots, a thermometer to be inserted where such things do not belong, his ears cleaned, his abdomen palpated and a stool sample taken. Tarter might be scraped from his teeth and his nails clipped, among other indignities. He will suffer quietly, sometimes uttering a puppy-like whimper when his hairy 70 pounds of canine muscle is lifted on the stainless steel exam table. You could write an Appalachian bluegrass song about him on the annual visits to our rural veterinarian. “Dog of Constant Sorrows” pretty much sums up how this otherwise ebullient and happy-go-lucky character changes demeanor the closer the truck gets to the white block building where – he thinks – tension and torture await innocent animals.

One minute, he’s minding his own business, digging for moles in the pasture or herding the chickens; the next, he’s bunged into the back of the truck and transported to The Bad Place, to be poked and prodded. But last week the vet’s office visit ended much differently. Elvis and my wife returned too soon to have completed the roster of weighing, sampling, testing, measuring and needling. Indeed, the dog’s mood seemed opposite of his usual post-vet depression, when he limps around, whines and seeks sympathy for the trials and tribulations of medical examination and treatment. “You will never believe what happened,” my wife said. “Elvis bit someone?” I asked in apprehension. “No, silly. He was a good dog, but there was excitement…” She told the story while Elvis wagged his tail appreciatively. The excitement started when every dog in the vet’s waiting room lifted his or her muzzle and began to howl. My wife said Elvis started first, an off-key rendition of the old canine standard, “Lost Puppy Blues.” Elvis was joined in mournful howling by assorted terriers, a toy poodle, Great Dane, two boxers, and several beagle mixes. The pet owners stared. “My dog only does that when he hears a train whistle or a siren,” said a

To the Editor and concerned citizens in Chester County: The Enville Volunteer Fire Department and Enville Community Club would like to thank everyone who participated in the Enville Fun Day, making it a huge success. A special thank you goes to the Scotts Hill American Legion, Post 423, who led our parade.

In addition, a special thank you goes to everyone who brought their antique cars and tractors for display. We also appreciate the county officials and candidates who attended. We commend all for their hard work and everyone who came out to support us. Thank you! Jan Johnson Enville

lady. In the distance – barely audible due to the howling and yapping chorus – my wife could make out the faint tremolo of an emergency vehicle, a rare occurrence in our rural community and something that bodes no good. Could it be a fire, an auto accident? The sky was clear so it wasn’t a storm warning. The siren screamed up and down the harmonic scale as it approached. Elvis and the other dogs followed along, lustily, until the ambulance pulled into the vet’s parking lot in a cloud of dust and scattered gravel. Bubble-gum lights flashed red and blue. The driver bailed out and ran to open the rear door. Dogs and their owners, along with the odd cat, exited the waiting room and circled the parking lot, attentive to the drama unfolding before their eyes. The ambulance doors swung open. An EMT jumped out, and a human wailing was heard. “Help her! Oh, Lord… Please, don’t let her die! Ohhhhhh…” At this point, my wife recalled, a very fat woman dressed in shorts and a halter top several sizes too small for her bosom fell from the back of the

ambulance in a dead faint. The EMT and driver ignored her, reaching inside to gingerly remove their patient – a pregnant Nubian goat suffering from breach birth. Only in our section of central Appalachia, I theorize, do taxpayer-supported emergency medical services transport and provide first aid to livestock. In this case, it was a close thing. The vet went to work, reaching into the goat’s birth canal to straighten the puzzle of legs and heads to deliver the twin babies, alive and well. So was the nanny goat, although the fat lady was taken to the nearby medical clinic for treatment. This all took time, so the afternoon’s appointments were cancelled. The vet had to pose for photos anyway. The local newspaper wrote up the story and put it on the front page. Such is the pace of life where we live. Elvis gained a reprieve and came home happy, carefree. Two baby goats were added to the population of our small rural community. I can’t report on the nanny’s owner, however, or whether she received a bill for the ambulance run. For some reason, I doubt it.

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Morality before tax dollars To the Editor and concerned citizens in Chester County: It is not my intent to be in a letter writing debate with Mr. Thomas or others who support the legalization of liquor in Henderson and Chester County for tax purposes. But in response to his letter headed, “Morality of alcohol isn’t the issue: tax dollars are,” I would ask how one can separate the issue of the morality of alcohol (and the problems it causes) from taxes, if alcohol is the source from which tax dollars are being considered. Since when can we use situation ethics to justify

something that is not good in and of itself for taxes and say the end justifies the means? One of the oldest excuses that people use to justify what they want is “everybody else is doing it.” Sure, we can look at Madison and Henderson Counties and say they are receiving taxes from the sale of alcohol, so why shouldn’t we? Does that type of thinking not stem from jealousy, envy and greed if we say “they have got it and we want it too?” Are we willing to legalize alcohol and then pay for the accompanying problems with the money it brings from taxes? That is false econo-

my in my book. Where will this nation and Chester County eventually go to gain money to support overspending? What would be our next step when taxes on alcohol no longer support our wants and needs? Will we then choose to legalize marijuana, meth, cocaine, heroin, or even prostitution for taxes, saying the end justifies the means? I believe the majority of Chester County citizens will say, “NO, TAX DOLLARS WILL NEVER BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN MORALITY.” Paul Noles Henderson

In defense of liquor referendum To the Editor and concerned citizens in Chester County: I cannot believe the narrow mindedness of some of the people in this town, and also the hypocrisy. My husband and I signed Tonya Patterson’s petition to support selling liquor in Chester County, and we are not ashamed to admit it. Mr. and Mrs. Noles, do you honestly believe that no one in Chester County drinks? Do you know how close we live to liquor stores who are taking our money, while our taxes go up and up? We are cleanliving Christians who enjoy a glass of wine, and yes, even like to DANCE. Does that mean we are going to Hell? Do you honestly believe that Jesus turned water into grape juice? My Jesus was and is a fun loving, people loving, vibrant man who is also the PERFECT man and the Son of God. Yes, it is unfortunate that some people drink too much and there is a lot of debauchery in this world, and Jesus would condemn

that as sin, but to infer that if liquor is sold in Chester County everyone will be stumbling drunkenly through the streets is ludicrous. Taxes keep going up every year, and if we want to come into the 21st century, we will vote to get a liquor license to bring more revenue into our county. Many restaurants have failed because people enjoy a glass of wine or a mixed drink with their meals. This does not make them raging alcoholics or sinners. I’ll bet if you looked in the houses of everyone in Chester County, you would find three-fourths or more people have liquor in their closets. Where does it come from? Not Chester County, for sure. Madison County, Shelby County, to name a few. There are people who will not sign Mrs. Patterson’s petition because they are afraid someone might see their names on the petition. But, they will go into the voting booth and vote secretly “Yes” to the ref-

erendum. What hypocrisy. I know people who are strongly opposed to alcohol, dancing, etc., but will gossip, hate their neighbor, cheat on their taxes, are unfaithful to their spouses, and ignore the plight of homeless people, but yet sit piously every Sunday in their church, judging everyone who walks in the door by the clothes they are wearing. Yes, we take a drink, yes, we like to dance, but when we sit in our church pew on Sunday mornings, we PRAY to our Heavenly Father. Our church also serves wine at communion service, just as Jesus did with his followers. There is a saying we heard that is so true – Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. And taking a drink doesn’t make you a sinner. So, Mrs. Patterson, proceed with your petition. We stand with you, and hopefully this will succeed. God bless you. Alma Harrelson Henderson

The Jackson Symphony playing featuring Nancy Allen, Harpist The Jackson Symphony’s first Masterworks concert of the 2012-2013 season will feature world renown harpist, Nancy Allen who will perform Alberto Ginestera’s “Harp Concerto.” She maintains a busy international concert schedule as well as heading the harp departments of The Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival and School. She has appeared on PBS’ “Live From Lincoln Center” with The Chamber Music Society, and has performed as a recitalist for “Music at the Supreme Court” in Washington, D.C. Ms. Allen’s recording of Ravel’s “Introduction and Allegro” received a Grammy Award nomination. A teacher for more than 20 years, Ms. Allen’s students hold positions in prominent orchestras around the world. She currently resides in New York with her eight-yearold daughter, Claire, who studies piano and cello. The Jackson Symphony will begin the evening with a rendition of “The National Anthem” followed by Nikolai RimskyKovsakov’s “Procession

of the Nobles.” The concert will end with a performance of Camille SaintSaens’ “Symphony No. 3” featuring Dr. Terry McRoberts, faculty member of Union University’s Department of Music, and keyboard player of The Jackson Symphony, as the organ soloist. The concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in the Savage Chapel located on the campus of Union University, 1050 Union University Dr., in Jackson. Free with the purchase of a ticket is a pre-concert

preview and discussion which will be led by The Jackson Symphony’s principal trumpet player, Lee Weimer, at 6:45 p.m. in Savage Chapel. Tickets for the event are $25 general admission, $15 for Senior citizens and students, and are available for purchase at the administrative offices of The Jackson Symphony, by phone at 427-6440 or at the box office the evening of the performance. For further information, please contact the Offices of The Jackson Symphony at 731-427-6440.

Mifflin Community family dance Sept. 7 Everyone is invited to attend the Mifflin Community family dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. The event will be at the Mifflin Mall, 9000 Hwy 200. The Tim Young Family Band will provide music.

Deming family reunion Sept. 8 The Deming family reunion will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Deanburg Community Center, 385 Deanburg Rd., west of Henderson off Hwy 100. For more information, call Carolyn Goff at 879-9777.

West Tennessee Health Fair offers free screening Sept. 8 West Tennessee Healthcare will once again offer free screenings at the West Tennessee Health Fair from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. Tennessee Healthcare and WBBJ Television sponsor this free event. Information about West Tennessee Healthcare’s new LiFT Wellness Center will highlight the health fair. Free screenings at this year’s health fair will include: blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, bone density for people ages 50 and above, vision, grip strength, foot screenings, height and weight, oxygen saturation and body mass index. You are encouraged to fast at least four hours before having your blood taken for a cholesterol screening or a glucose screening. This year free colorectal cancer screening kits will be distributed as well. The public will also have the opportunity to take advantage of on-line risk assessments including HeartAware, SleepAware, CancerAware, SpineAware and DiabetesAware. Also for the first time, mini sessions will be offered on healthy eating and diabetes management as well as ask the physician sessions and exercise classes every hour. The Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit is asking the community to bring and dispose of unused prescription drugs at the fair. There will also be special areas for children, seniors and disabled individuals with screenings, games, prizes and educational information. Each child who visits the health fair is eligible to get a free gift. Prizes will be given away throughout the fair. For more information about the West Tennessee Health Fair, call Kay Cranford at 541-4907.

Neighborhood Stew Sept. 8 A neighborhood stew will be held Saturday Sept. 8, at the residences of Jimmy and Darlene Jones, 543 Trice St., and Vercie Massengill, 563 Trice St. Bring all meats on Friday, and need all the vegetables by 8 a.m. Saturday. By 2 p.m., the stew should be ready. Come and enjoy the stew, fellowship and games.

Community Build Day – Habitat for Humanity McNairy County Sept. 8 Habitat for Humanity McNairy County has scheduled a Community Build Day for 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. If you are interested or would like to help in “raising the roof” on their Current Partner #5 Home, please call 645-9384 or 645-9868. They use hammers, no power nailers. They offer thanks in advance to all who help.

Miss Chester County BBQ Festival Pageant Sept. 15 The Miss Chester County BBQ Festival Pageant will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Williams Auditorium. This pageant is for girls ages 0-21 and pageant wear is suggested. You may pick up an entry form at the Chester County Chamber office or you may download a form by visiting The first 40 girls who preregister by Sept. 7 will be presented with a crown on stage! For more information, call Stacy at 435-0012. A portion of the proceeds will go to Chester County’s Relay for Life.

Racing So They Can Ride on Sept. 15 Racing So They Can Ride, with a 5K, 10K, and 1-mile fun run/walk will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Registration will be 7-7:30 a.m. Location of the event is Dick’s Sporting Goods in Jackson. Register at Preregistration ends Sept. 9. Entry Fees are 5K-$25, 10K-$30 and one mile-$15. After Sept. 1, add $5 to each entry fee. For more information, email

Chester County High School Class of ‘47 reunion Sept. 15 The Chester County High School class of 1947 will hold their 65-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 15 at Whiskers’ Catfish House. For more information, contact David T. Ross at 989-2629.

2012 Walking in the Footsteps of Christ Tour Register by Sept. 15 Registration deadline is Sept. 15 for a faith-filled pilgrimage to Israel, to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, and to worship in the land called Holy. The tour will depart from Nashville on Nov. 15 and return on Nov. 26. Pilgrimage Price is $2,895, plus $150.00 for gratuities. The price includes private bus and two meals per day. Price is based on double occupancy. Tour is limited to 20. For more information, contact Dr. Roger L. Penn, P. O. Box 579, Henderson,

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Tennessee 38340, or call 989-2732 or 901277-0167 or email

Democratic Executive Committee meets Sept. 17 There will be a meeting of the Democratic Executive Committee at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Henderson City Hall.

Bluegrass festival in Savannah Sept. 21-22 There will be a bluegrass festival in Savannah at the Burnt Church Community Center, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22. Admission is free Friday and will cost $5 on Saturday. Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, and at noon on Saturday, there will be many local and out of state performers, and on Saturday there will be a special guest, Leroy Troy from “The Marty Stuart Show” on RFD-TV. This event will be held rain or shine, bring your lawn chairs. Concessions will be available. For more information, call 9258082.

Chickasaw 75th anniversary celebration Sept. 22 Chickasaw State Park is celebrating its 75th anniversary from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Displays, activities and programs will be going on throughout the day at the Sagamore Lodge, one of the park’s original structures. For more information, call 989-5141.

Fields of Faith at Union Univ. Soccer Field - Sept. 26 Fields of Faith is a peer-to-peer movement where thousands of students from across the nation gather on their school’s athletic field to share personal stories and challenge each other to apply the Bible as their “game plan for life.” The theme is, “One Day, One Message, One Stand.” Join the field at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Union University Soccer Field. For more information, contact Steve Patterson, 217-8540 or

Chester County High School class of 1972 reunion Sept. 29 The graduating class of 1972 will be having their 40-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 29 at the high school cafeteria. If you know someone who graduated in 1972, please help us with contact information. For more information, contact Garry Carroll or call Celia Murley at 989-5300.

Finger Fire Department BBQ and Picnic - Oct 19-20 The Finger Fire Department’s barbeque and picnic will be held October 19 and 20 this year. This is a change from the normal schedule for the yearly event. Please mark your calendars accordingly and plan to attend to support this fire department.

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

Senior Center plans Biltmore, Old Salem, Graham Library trip Chester County Senior Center is presenting an Olde Southern Holiday Trip to the Biltmore Estate, Olde Salem and Billy Graham Library, Nov. 27-30. The four-day three-night trip includes hotel accommodations, full breakfast, evening reception at your hotel, a fabulous holiday dinner at the Biltmore Estate, self-guided trips to the Biltmore and guided tour of the Historic Salem, and much more. Price is $549 per person, double occupancy, or $669 single. A deposit of $50 is now due, with the balance due by Oct. 9. For reservations or more information, contact Joanne Osbore at 989-7434.

JSCC Critical Thinking Class Nov. 30 Jackson State Community College hosts a Critical Thinking Class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Critical Thinking involves rationality, self-awareness, honesty, open mindedness, discipline and judgment. This course will cover the details within each of these characteristics, how to use them and why they are important to enhance your critical thinking skills. The class will be at Jackson State Community College’s Jackson Campus, McWherter Bldg., Room: TBD, and the cost is $185. To purchase tickets go to h t t p : / / w w w. j s c c . e d u / c o n t i n u i n g education.html. For more information, contact Holley Wood at 731-425-2627 or email

Obituary/Religion Thursday, September 6, 2012

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Obituaries Paul Earl Diggs June 14, 1929 – July 31, 2012 Mr. Earl Diggs, 83, of Pinson, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Jackson Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 4, at George A. Smith & Sons South Chapel. Burial followed in Bear Creek Cemetery in Pinson. He was born June 14, 1929 in Madison County, to the late Noah Lawson and Vera Lillian Jackson Diggs. He was a member of Pinson Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Bridges Diggs of Pinson; a son, Mike (Deborah) Diggs of Pinson; a brother, William Diggs of Pinson; a sister, Linda (Jerry) England of Jackson; and three grandchildren, Bridget (Lincoln) Fernandes, Amber Diggs and Matthew (Zandrea) Diggs. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Murrle Diggs, Artice Privett, Kenneth Diggs and Troy Diggs; and two sisters, Ann Maas and Margaret Diggs. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 6, 2012

Bonnie Rowland Hatch June 12, 1943 – Aug. 28, 2012 Bonnie Faye Rowland Hatch, 69 passed away Aug. 28, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Friday Aug. 31, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Bro. Anthony Rowland officiating. Burial followed in Cave Springs Cemetery in Chester County. She was born and reared in the Palestine/Woodville Community of Chester County, the daughter of the late Jessie Howard and Reathel Parsons Rowland. She went to school at Woodville and graduated Chester County High School in 1961. As a young lady, she picked cotton. In 1962, she married Bobby Hatch and they made their home in Henderson. Bonnie worked at Chester County Bank as a bank teller beginning in 1986 and retired in 2003. She loved to do crossword puzzles and listen to music, especially Elvis. She was a member of the Sanford Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Dana Lipford (Greg) of Henderson; two sons, Bob Hatch of Birmingham, Ala., and Bruce Hatch of Memphis; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Rowland in 2001. Memorials may be made to the Chester County Relay for Life. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 6, 2012

Shirley Burkhead Nov. 6, 1935 – Aug. 30, 2012 Shirley Faye Austin Burkhead, 76, passed away Aug. 30, 2012 at Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Bro. Clint Burkhead officiating. Burial followed in Chester County Memory Gardens. She was born in McNairy County, the daughter of the late Gilbert Paul and Elsie Beatrice Barham Austin. She attended schools in McNairy County. She married Buck Burkhead in 1963 and they made their home in Henderson. She worked at Salant & Salant Mfg. for 25 years and later for Kap III and retired in 1993. She attended Grace Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, John Franklin ‘Buck’ Burkhead of Henderson; a son-in-law, Tim Colbert; three grandchildren, Lauren Colbert, Kaitlyn Colbert and Emily Colbert; and a niece and nephew, Karen Clenney and Paul Dunaway. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Teresa Colbert in 2010; a brother, Warren Austin; and a sister, Imogene Dunaway. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 6, 2012

Harold Wayne Jackson Sept. 30, 1926 – Aug. 31, 2012 Harold Wayne Jackson, 85 years, 11 months and 1 day, departed this life on Aug. 31, 2012 in Jackson. Services were Sept. 4, 2012 at Savannah Church of Christ in Savannah, with Jim Chamblee officiating. Burial followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Enville. Shackelford Funeral Directors in Savannah handled the arrangements. He was born in Chester County Sept. 30, 1926, the son of the late E. E. and Lessie Williams Jackson. He was united in marriage April 13, 1957 to Norma Jean Hyneman, who preceded her husband in death on Oct. 9, 1997. Harold served his country in the US Army. He was the owner and operator of J & J Tractor. Harold also worked for Ray May Ford and Pettigrew Ford. He was a member of the Savannah Church of Christ for 54 years. He loved cattle farming and loved meeting people. Harold is survived by his children, Nancy Hurt (Jerry) of Savannah, and Danny Jackson (Jan) of Adamsville; three grandchildren, Michael Jackson, Jacob Hurt and Christopher Jackson; one step grandchild, Cassie Allen; and five step great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Neal Jackson. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 6, 2012

Ora Lea Kelley Barham Nov. 8, 1920 – Aug. 30, 2012 Ora Lea Kelley Barham, 91, passed away Aug. 30, 2012 at McNairy Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Faith Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Babin officiating. Burial followed in the Faith Baptist Church Cemetery in Chester County. Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel handled the arrangements. She was born and reared in the Sweetlips Community of Chester County, the daughter of the late Jasper Alvin and Crickette Bailey Kelley. She went to school at Iola. In 1946, she married Marcus Barham. They made their home in the Sweetlips community all their married life, where Mr. Barham farmed and did carpenter work. She had made her home with her daughter Brenda since Oct. 2010. She loved flowers and quilting, and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Moore (Jerry) of Finger; two grandchildren, Jessica Huckaby and Brigit Turner; three great-grandchildren; a brother, James Kelley; and three sisters, Edna Mitchell, Rachel Seeley and Mary Harris all of Henderson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marcus Barham in 2001; a brother, Joe Kelley; and a sister, Era Mae Talbert. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 6, 2012

William D. “Billy” Knott April 24, 1940 – Aug. 30, 2012 William D. “Billy” Knott, 72, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Aug. 30, 2012. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 in the chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Geary officiating, assisted by Bro. Danny Geary. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Gardens. He was born in Hardeman County on April 24, 1940 to the late Slater and Lorene Collins Knott. He attended Madison County schools, graduating from South Side High School in 1958. After a long and illustrious career in industrial construction, starting with Daniels Construction Company on the Pringles Potato Chip plant in Jackson, he retired from Parsons Construction Services, Inc. in 2000 in Houston, Texas. Since his return to West Tennessee, he has attended Cave Springs Baptist Church in Henderson, Faith Baptist Church in Jackson and Trinity Baptist Church in Bemis. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Georgia Lancaster Knott on Dec. 3, 2010. He is survived by two sons, Jeff Knott of Toone and David Knott (Kimberly) of Whitney, Texas; six grandchildren, Heather Knott of Oklahoma, Jakob Knott of West Virginia, Erin Knott and Mitchell Knott of Missouri, and Justin Knott and Mason Jones of Texas; one great-grandchild, Addison Nicole Ritter of Missouri; one sister, Carolyn Knott Jines (James “Eddie”) of Jackson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 6, 2012

Retha Arnett Majors Nov. 16, 1934 – Sept. 3, 2012 Retha Arnett Majors, 77, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah. Burial followed in Memory Gardens of Hardin County. Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Sept. 6, 2012

Fishers of Men at Enville Baptist Church Sept. 8 “Fishers of Men,” is what they are calling the back to school bash that is being held at the Enville Baptist Church. It will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The fun time will consist of games, songs, prizes and water games. Food will also be provided and all children are welcome to attend.

Singing at Cave Springs Baptist Church Sept. 8 The Southern Harmony Quartet from Darden will be singing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Cave Springs Baptist church. Everyone is invited to attend.

Grace Baptist Church Revival Sept. 9-12 Grace Baptist Church, 1202A Hwy 45 N. (by Radio Shack), will hold revival services Sept. 9 - 12. Services will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The guest speaker will be Rev. Fred Ward, Pastor of First Baptist in Huntingdon. Billy and Barbara Mayo, from Deanburg Baptist, will lead the music. Pastor Eric Martin and the people of Grace invite everyone to attend.

Singing at Full Gospel Fellowship Church Sept. 16 The Frog Jump quartet will be singing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Moore’s Schoolhouse Full Gospel Fellowship Church. Directions are: go 4 miles west of Selmer on Hwy 64 toward Bolivar, then turn right on Moore’s Schoolhouse Road and follow the signs to the church. Come and enjoy good gospel singing and Christian fellowship. For more information, call 610-4263.

Revival at Haltom Chapel church The revival at Haltom Chapel church will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. Services will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept 17, through Wednesday, Sept. 19. Pastor Mike Schaefer will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Local businesses victimized in“menu scam” At least 16 businesses in Henderson and Chester County have reportedly been victimized by a false advertising scam. A woman identified as “Cindy Davis” or “Cindy Etheridge” and described as having

blonde to reddish hair, allegedly approached local businesses, selling advertising space to appear on a menu for The Sawmeal Steakhouse Restaurant. According to the Police and Sheriff ’s reports, The Hwy 45 Sawmeal

stated they are not associated with the lady, nor did they requisition the purported takeout menus, concluding the menus and advertising are reportedly counterfeit. Apparently, Davis received some $2,280 in

advertising funds for a reportedly nonexistent advertising company, “The AdSource.” According to the report, Davis has at this point contacted the 16 businesses, informing them the money will be refunded in 30 days.

CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT August 30, 2012 Thomas John Northam, 22, 318 Iris St., was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $2,000 bond. August 31, 2012 A break in was reported at a residence on Pinehurst Dr. According to the report, residents returned home to find the back door cracked open and a screen removed from a window. Missing items include a 19-inch Panasonic DVD combo television valued at $250, a white Wii game system with two black controllers, valued at $300, and six 12-inch subwoofer speakers valued at $50 each. September 1, 2012 Danny Len Dunn, 49, 2545 Old Jacks Creek Rd., was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $300 bond. Matthew Louis Morrow, 21, Memphis, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $300 bond. September 2, 2012 A report was taken of a man with a handgun inside the Chester County Junior High School during a basketball game. According to the report, the man’s teammates urged him to leave the building, and the other team left as well. Henderson Police and Chester County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped vehicles which reportedly fit the description of the vehicles

the team members left in, but no weapon was found.

August 29, 2012 William Henry Cook, 43, 675 Old Finger Rd., was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license and possession of legend drugs without a prescription. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $5,000 bond. Paul Morris Jones, 65, Oakland, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $500 bond. August 30, 2012 James L. Mersher, 60, Corinth, Miss., was arrested and charged with theft of property $1,000 to $9,999. He was released from the Chester County Jail on furlough. August 31, 2012 Several items were reportedly stolen from a residence on Memory Lane. Missing items include a microwave valued at $50, two extension cords valued at $60, a Murray Husky lawn mower valued at $250, a white and black weight bench valued at $150 and a shop vacuum valued at $70. According to the report, a witness reported having seen a 2002 Ford Taurus, maroon in color, in the driveway at the time of the theft. Branden Kaye Hurst, 34, 1039 I Barnett Dr., was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $300 bond. Teresa Carole Jones, 44, 95 Memory Ln., was arrested and charged with violation of Community Corrections – Felony. She is held in the Chester County Jail without bond. Dylan Wayne White, 19, Luray, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment. He was

released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $2,500 bond. September 2, 2012 John Thomas Bivins Jr., 44, 2025 Sweetlips Rd., was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He appeared in Chester County General Sessions Court and was sentenced to rehab. Christian Clay Trice, 20, 2025 Sweetlips Rd., was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. He is held in the Chester County Jail. Bond had not been set at press time. Matthew Jordan Willis, 22, 639 Cloud Cir., was arrested and charged with violation of the open container law. He was released from the Chester County Jail Chester County Jail after posting a $250 bond. September 3, 2012 Harold Lamont Arnold, 33, 253 N. Franklin Ave., was arrested and charged with assault and vandalism. He is held in the Chester County Jail. Bond had not been set at press time. September 4, 2012 Casey L. Hopper, 34, Toone, was arrested and charged with driving on a canceled/revoked or suspended license. He was released from the Chester County Jail after posting a $300 bond.

CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT August 27, 2012 3:30 p.m. - 470 Jacks Creek Rd., grass fire. August 29, 2012 10:27 p.m. - 552 E. Main St., Chester County High School, false alarm. August 30, 2012 4 p.m. - 330 E. University St., FreedHardeman University, Woods-East Hall, false alarm. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT August 27, 2012 Theft was reported at a property on Chad Lane. According to the report, several items were missing from a shed including a red chainsaw valued at $150, red air compressor valued at $100, 50-foot orange drop cord valued at $10, red and white ice chest valued at $20, green skill saw valued at $40, green jigsaw valued at $30, three garbage bags containing aluminum cans valued at $20 and a 30-foot air hose valued at $35. August 28, 2012 A Chester County resident was the victim of a check cashing scam. According to the report, the victim had applied online for a position as mystery shopper. She later received a check with instructions to cash, keep a certain portion, and then to wire the remainder to the Philippines. After reportedly following the directions, she received a call from her local bank informing her she was overdrawn for the full amount of the check. Michael Hallman, 24, 2095 Simmons Rd., was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He is held in the Chester County Jail without bond.


Somerville man sentenced for child-sex trafficking Arieke Lester, 31, of Somerville, was sentenced this week by Chief United States District Judge Jon Phipps McCalla to 168 months in prison for his role in a child sex trafficking conspiracy, announced Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, and Aaron Ford, Special Agent in Charge of the Memphis Federal Bureau of Investigation Field Office. Lester’s co-defendant, Maurice Mabon, 24, of Memphis, was previously sentenced to 27 years in prison for related charges, while co-defendant Chauntta Lewis, 27, of Moscow, received a 54month sentence for use of a facility of interstate commerce to promote child prostitution. Lester pled guilty on March 30 to conspiracy to

engage in child sex trafficking. He admitted to participating in a scheme to advertise a 15-year-old girl for prostitution on the website and then deliver her to people who responded to the ad. Chauntta Lewis also pled guilty, while Maurice Mabon proceeded to trial and was convicted by a federal jury on four separate counts relating to child sex trafficking and illegal possession of a firearm by a felon. Parole is not a possibility in the federal system. “The U.S. Department of Justice has zero tolerance for anybody who sexually exploits a child for profit,” said Stanton. “This lengthy sentence is just another example of the severe consequences child sex traffickers will face, and of the effective cooperation between federal

and local agencies committed to bringing them to justice and rescuing their victims.” “The FBI and its law enforcement partners combat human trafficking by aggressively investigating those who brutally and callously prostitute children,” said Ford. “This sentencing is the outcome of the hard work by our task force and prosecutors to ensure that we get those who prey on minors off of our streets.” The case was investigated by the FBI working in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Tracey Harris Branch served as lead investigator. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan Skrmetti and Trial Attorney Keith

Becker from the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS). This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

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Then and now… By J. Brian Signaigo UT Extension Agent III

In my 28+ years of experience with 4-H programming, there is but one thing that has been constant, and that is that the entire 4-H concept is misunderstood! I’m sure that lots of folks know what 4-H is and/or what members may participate in, and that is GREAT! But that falls extremely short of what A. B. Graham thought, even in 4-H’s earliest beginnings. Graham founded the first 4-H club in Clark County, Ohio, in 1902. Graham’s idea was to lead young people to and through new agricultural discoveries being developed on university campuses. He knew that young people were open to new thinking and would “experiment” with new ideas and share their experiences and successes with adults. In this way, rural youth programs became an innovative way to introduce new agriculture technology to their communities. And this was the birth of the first 4H Corn Club – young men growing corn according to researched university methods AND sharing that information with Dad during a “sit down” supper. Imagine that! Kinda sneaky, eh?! Well, it seems to have been working for more than 100 years. Fast forward to today – there is a lot more for 4-H members to participate in other than growing corn. Members now have 26 projects to choose from: c i t i z e n s h i p , engineering/safety sci-

ence, communications, leadership, performing arts, photography, consumer education, nutrition/fitness/health, shooting sports and several more, including crops and livestock. 4-H members may compete for awards that include trips to camps and conferences, and even compete for college scholarships! Of course, we think that the most important thing about members’ participation is the things that members learn from their 4-H experiences, hence the 4-H motto “Learn by Doing.” So, how can members get involved in 4-H this year? We’ve successfully scheduled 4-H clubs at Chester County Middle School, Chester County Junior High School and Chester County High School. Yes, the high school! Lots of folks make the mistake of thinking that 4-H membership is over after 5th grade, or 8th grade – not true. Participation is limited only by age – from 9-years old to 19-years of age. Even adults are still involved with 4-H through volunteer leadership programs. So, 4-H doesn’t ever really have to be over but it’s a shame that so many “drop out” of 4-H after junior high years. So, here goes – 4-H club meetings are scheduled at CCMS the week of Sept. 10, CCJHS the week of Sept. 17 and CCHS on Sept. 26. How does your child/children get involved? Step up, join a 4-H club and explore the possibilities! Call the 4-H office at 989-2103 for more information.

Elks recognized for service to Carl Perkins Center Courtesy photo

Henderson Elks Lodge members received a plaque recently for their continued service to the Exchange Club - Carl Perkins Center. Elks members work tirelessly each year in their community. This year's golf tournament was held in August in memory of former Exalted Ruler Don Shappley, and the Chester County Center will receive $3,500 from this endeavor. Pictured are Elks members with Elk Shawn Shappley, son of Don Shappley, holding the plaque, which was presented by Carl Perkins County Director Clay Jordan.

Another charged In Paris nightclub murder The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charged a Huntingdon man, Aug. 29, with first degree murder for his involvement in the previous weekend’s shooting at a Paris nightclub. The TBI along with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and 24th Judicial District Attorney General’s office are investigating. Jiles Yarbrough, 21, of 10190 Lexington Street, Huntingdon, was arrested at a probation office in Carroll County on the charge, taken to the Henry County Jail and booked on a $500,000 bond. On Aug. 25, an alleged confrontation between several individu-

als broke out in Fahrenheit 101, a nightclub located on Highway 79 south, which resulted in the shooting death of 41-year-old Eric Kinley of Paris. Earlier last week, TBI added Tevin Lumpkin, 20, to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list after the Henry County Sheriff’s office obtained a first degree murder warrant for his alleged involvement in the same incident. Lumpkin remains at large. Lumpkin is described as a black male with brown eyes and black hair

TEVIN LUMPKIN JILES YARBROUGH who is known to wear dread locks. He is 6’1” and weighs approximately 170 lbs. He was last seen in an older model white Pontiac Bonneville with black hubcaps and should

considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tevin Lumpkin is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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AT&T calls on Chester County students and parents to pledge: never text and drive Chester County High School students urged to make lifelong commitment

Dates announced for GED orientation Dates for the fall 2012 New Student Orientation for the Chester County GED program will be Aug. 27-28, Sept. 17-18, Oct. 34, and Nov. 5-6. The Orientations will be held from 8 a.m. until

noon at the HendersonChester County Technology Center and is required to enroll in the program. For more information, email thomas.leach@ttcwhitevil or call 989-9407.

Chamber to host economic development seminar

Photo by Mary Mount Dunbar, independent

Tennessee State Representative Steve McDaniel spoke to students at Chester County High School on Friday as part of AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign. “Technology is awesome, and we don’t know how far it will go,” McDaniel told students. “If you want to live to see it, pay close attention to the facts presented to you today.” McDaniel is one of Tennessee’s champions for safer roads. Wireless provider AT&T, seeking to bring attention to a serious road-safety problem, today urged students and faculty at Chester County High School to pledge to stop texting while driving, and then to join with others Sept. 19 to make a lifelong commitment to never do so again. AT&T, its employees and other supporters are calling on all drivers to go to to take the no-textingand-driving pledge, and then share their promise with others via Twitter (#itcanwait) and Facebook. The pledge effort is part of the company’s public awareness campaign aimed directly at stopping the dangerous practice of texting while driving. Trey Rabon, AT&T Regional DirectorExternal Affairs, was joined by State Representative Steve McDaniel in urging Chester County High School students to end the deadly practice of distracted driving as part of AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign. “More than 100,000 times each year, an automobile crashes and people are injured or die while a driver was texting and driving,” said Rabon, citing a statistic from the National Safety Council1. “Our goal is to save lives,” Rabon said. “I hear from far too many people whose lives have been forever changed by a texting-while-driving accident, and together, we want to spread the word about how deadly a single text can be. We’d like to see texting and driving become as unacceptable as drinking and driving. “We’re challenging everyone to take the pledge to never text and drive and to make it a lifelong commitment,” he said. “And we’re challenging all device makers and app developers to offer devices that come pre-loaded with a notext-and-drive technolo-

gy solution.” AT&T’s “It Can Wait” public awareness campaign is focused on a simple, powerful message: No text is worth dying for. AT&T will spend tens of millions of dollars on the campaign in 2012 and has made it an ongoing commitment in future years. The effort is comprised of several key initiatives, including: Encouraging its 240,000 employees to take the pledge and, in turn, urge all people to commit that they will never text and drive. On an average day, AT&T retail store and call center employees speak to customers more than 500,000 times. Working with TV and music celebrities to deliver a strong no-texting-while-driving message via TV ads, concerts, public appearances, Twitter and Facebook. Launching an aggressive social media campaign with advertising on Facebook and Twitter to encourage Americans to take the pledge and to share their pledges with their friends via social media. Educating the public using TV ads on the dangers of texting while driving that will run during high-profile events and teen-focused programs.Working to provide a toolkit of no-texting-while-driving information to every high school in the country. Challenging device makers and app developers to have all devices include a pre-loaded, notext-and-drive technology solution as soon as possible. Launching an online driving simulator at in the coming weeks – so that anyone with access to the Internet can experience the dangers of texting while driving. Bringing an in-car simulator to more than 200 locations before the end of this year. Enlisting others – including law enforce-

ment, educators, national retailers, consumer safety groups, legislators and the entire wireless industry – to join the notext-and-drive movement. Asking more than 1,000 of AT&T’s strategic and other major suppliers to encourage their employees to pledge not to text and drive. State Representative Steve McDaniel described texting and driving as a “national epidemic,” saying it’s a problem that can and must be solved. Representative McDaniel supported a 2009 Tennessee law that bans drivers from sending and receiving texts, reading emails, accessing social networking sites and surfing web sites while a vehicle is in motion. “AT&T’s ‘It Can Wait’ campaign is a model for everyone who cares about safety,” McDaniel said. “This is the single largest corporate effort in terms of resources since we began our crusade against distracted driving three years ago. It’s spreading the word that no text or email is worth the risk.” “Working with teens day-in and day-out, we see firsthand the impacts that peer pressure – and peer influence – have on the decisions they make,” said Sandra Spavone, executive director of the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS). “That’s what makes AT&T’s efforts so effective. They understand that – by working with these teens and incorporating their feedback programmatically – ultimately, we’ll reach even more of that critical and impressionable audience with a message they’ll hear.” Together with NOYS, AT&T has pioneered more than 12 teen-lead, teen-focused educational summits, with plans to hold 10 or more locally by the end of the year. NOYS is a collaboration of national, youth-serving organizations, including non-profit organiza-

tions – such as Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) – and government agencies, such as the Governor’s Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). AT&T shares in their common goal of promoting safe and healthy behaviors among our nation’s youth. In addition, many other government, corporate and non-profit organizations have already pledged support for the awareness campaign, including: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, National Consumers League, National Council of La Raza, National Safety Council and National Urban League. More supporters can be found at www.itcanwait. A recent AT&T survey found that 97 percent of teens say they know that texting is dangerous. The survey also found: 75 percent of teens surveyed say that texting while driving is “common” among their friends; Almost all teens (89 percent) expect a reply to a text or email within five minutes or less; and 77 percent of teens report seeing their parents text while driving. But technology can help: 89 percent of teens said a phone app to prevent texting and driving – like AT&T DriveMode™ – would be an effective way to get them or their friends to stop texting and driving. AT&T first began its “It Can Wait” campaign discouraging texting and driving in 2009. The w e b s i t e provides an opportunity to take the don’t-text-anddrive pledge. It also offers a host of educational resources and information on the issue – including a documentary featuring families impacted by texting and driving accidents that has been viewed more than three million times.

Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce will host an economic development seminar at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 19 at Henderson City Hall. Current and recently elected officials and candidates seeking office are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided by the Chamber, and attendees are asked to RSVP to or at

731-989-5222. Mike Philpot, Executive Director of the West Tennessee Industrial Association, will discuss community preparedness, sites and buildings, incentives and resources. Trent Scott, President of the Chamber, encourages all elected officials to attend. “We would love to have many of our elected officials and candidates present,” he said.

West Tennessee State Fair set for Sept. 11-16 Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting is Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. for the West Tennessee Fair in Jackson. Fair Dates are Sept. 11-16. According to organizers, the Fair promises to be more loaded than in its entire history with exhibits of unique animals from its free petting zoo along with Reelfoot Lake State Park animals including an eagle, snakes, owls, hawks and pony rides. New vendors will be at the Fair along with all events viewed from the Grandstands, including Whitney Duncan, Ash Bowers and the world famous Blackwood Brothers Quartet. New this year is a Fall Home and Garden Show exhibit in the Family Center Building along with our famous “home

town” exhibitors of canning, quilts and photography. The fence lines are extended, the archery contests are rehearsed, and the food is fattening. A new Livestock Barn is completed and all are invited to see these events with one price at the Door. The Fair also promises the largest Tractor Pull/Truck Pull and ATVUTV events in its history! There will be pulls every night, viewed from the Grandstands, including a ‘sanction-points’ pull from Ken/Ten Pullers on Friday night. One gate fee will include free access to all pulls, exhibits and entertainment. For more information, visit the fair’s website at

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Four More Years

Photos by James A. Webb, Independent

Newly re-elected Henderson city officials were formally sworn into office for another four years in ceremonies Thursday at City Hall. City Judge Eddy Patterson did the honors for, from left, city councilmen Buel “Snookum” Maness, Johny Farris and Michael Phelps, and at right Mayor Bobby King.

Hysmith recognized at SWTDD Banquet More than 220 people gathered at the Doubletree Hotel in Jackson Aug. 30 for the Southwest Tennessee Development District’s Annual Board of Directors Meeting and its first ever awards program to recognize individuals and organizations who work cooperatively with SWTDD’s Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities (AAAD) and its Economic & Community Development (ECD) divisions. Winners were selected by way of nominations submitted from throughout the region. Henderson’s Bobby Hysmith was recognized at the event as one of two “SWTDD Advisory Council Members of the Year.” “Bobby Hysmith of Henderson carries out his duties on the Area Agency

on Aging and Disability Advisory Council diligently and with integrity,” said Joe W. Barker, SWTDD executive director. “He is dedicated to serving his fellow citizens and community with support and experience; he also offers professional guidance and personalized solutions to rising awareness of services and local community needs. He is a caring and compassionate individual who can be counted on and is deserving of being named an SWTDD Advisory Council Member of the Year.” Other SWTDD/AAAD award winners were: SWTDD Senior Center of the Year: Selmer Senior Center; SWTDD Partnership of the Year: West Tennessee Legal Services; another Advisory Council Member

of the Year: James Pearson of Parkers Crossroads; and the Impact Award: Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith. The SWTDD ECD awards presented at the banquet included the Community Excellence Award presented to Brownsville on the Move; the Innovation Award to the Lexington Industrial Development Board; the Regional Collaboration Award presented to Dyersburg State Community College for its leadership in the TriCounty College Summit (which included students from Haywood, Lauderdale and Tipton Counties and 13 post-secondary institutions from across the State of Tennessee), and the Building Block Award, which was presented to

Submitted photo

Lurlene and Bobby Hysmith were honored at the SWTDD Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet recently in Jackson.

McNairy County. Besides Chester County, SWTDD provides services to individuals and governments in the counties of Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Madison and McNairy. Parsons’ Mayor Tim David Boaz, the outgoing SWTDD chairman, passed the leadership gavel to Hardin County Mayor Kevin Davis. Boaz was presented a plaque in gratitude for two years of service as Chairman of the Board. To learn more about the SWTDD, visit or call 668.7112.

TAKE US on vacation Summer is drawing to a close but Chester Countians are still traveling to exciting destinations around the globe. When you take your trip, be sure to Take Us With You. Just take along a copy of the Chester County Independent, and have your photo taken as you read the paper on the beach, in front of a well-known landmark, or sign, similar to the photo above. Then submit the photo to the newspaper and we’ll publish it in a special edition next month. You can also win prizes. For more information, call the Independent at 989-4624. Deadline is Sept. 28.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

New-look CCHS competing well

Photo by Marney Gilliam, Independent

Madison McCaskill takes part in a B-game Thursday against Liberty.

The Chester County High School volleyball team has a lot to live up to this season. The Eaglettes have won the district title the last three years. They were also runners-up in the region and made the first ever CCHS appearance at the state tournament in Murfreesboro. However, with the loss of three seniors, Emily Humphry, Logan McEarl and Kirsten Henry, the Eaglettes will have to regroup. The good news is that, with returning senior starters Jana Frye as setter, Cynthia Beene at libero, and Annsley Poston at outside hitter, the ground work has been laid. Two additional seniors that are having an impact are Natalie Clayton and Bre Lockett. The

starting roster rounds out with juniors Katelyn Faulkner and Presley Beth Robinson. CCHS head coach Susan Humphry said the girls are determined to repeat the success from last season. The team has already participated in Freed-Hardeman University’s Play Day on Aug. 25. These opportunities have allowed the team to see the competition and get in some extra work before their district play begun. This past week the Eaglettes faced a tough Dyersburg team, Trinity Christian and Liberty Tech. The Eaglettes fell to Dyersburg, but came out on top to defeat a previously undefeated TCA. See VOLLEY, Page 2-B

Cougars get first-ever win over CCHS on rainy night in Jackson Four lost fumbles in Jackson-Central Merry territory, plus a defense that cannot defend on the perimeter, led to Chester County’s second straight loss of the high school football season. CCHS lost to the JCM Cougars 42-25 in a game moved up a

night to Thursday in hopes of avoiding rains from tropical storm Isaac. CCHS dropped to 1-2 on the season, and must regroup as the schedule gets even tougher from here on out. “A lot of it is inexperience,” said CCHS head

coach Michael Hodum. “We’re asking them to fight a lot battles they are not use to. However, we will not quit.” Hodum said he was proud of his team for their resolve in making several big plays late in the contest, and he felt the offen-

sive and defensive lines did a good job up front. “But JCM had more speed, they did a great job of using that ability.” Indeed the Cougars used their speed well in the first few minutes of each half with scoring runs of 75 and 92 yards. The first came after CCHS had marched 64 yards in seven plays, all on the ground, to score a touchdown on the game’s opening series. It’s the second time in three contests that CCHS had done just that. However, but late in the first half the character of this contest was becoming clear – fumblitis by the Eagles and speed on the outside by the Cougars.

CCHS also threw a second-half interception for good measure. Unofficially, JCM had almost 350 yards total offense. All that kept the Cougars from making the

game an all-out route was eight penalties for 77 yards, most of which came on big plays. CCHS had its moments, See CCHS, Page 2-B

Extra day of recovery After each played on Thursday night, Chester County and Dyersburg each have an extra day to recover after getting thrashed by their respective opponents. Chester County had little to brag about after getting run over in a 42-25 loss at Jackson-Central Merry, and Covington put a beat-down on the Trojans, 20-3. Chester County and Dyersburg meet at 7 pm. Friday at Eagle Stadium. CCHS is 1-2, and the Trojans 1-1. After a near stalemate in the first half of last year’s meeting in Dyersburg, CCHS ran away with the contest. However, neither team resembles what they were last year, and the Eagles, especially, need to find better defense on the perimeter if they want to compete in this one.

Junior High soccer takes down Bruins

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Chester County captains Pablo Salas, left, and Colton Hearn meet referees and opponents at mid-field prior to the Eagles and JCM Cougars contest Aug. 30 in Jackson.

Chester County Junior High had disappointing girls’ soccer losses to Trinity Christian and St. Mary’s last week, but rebounded on Friday to take down University School of Jackson, the defending West Tennessee champion. At the end of regulation the score was tied at two each, with CCJHS getting goals by Jessica Jones (first sixth-grader to ever score in a varsity game) and by Lauren Austin. Neither team scored in either sudden-death overtime and the game went to penalty kicks where CCJHS got goals by Paige Pipkin, Anslee West and Elaine Enfinger. Junior Eaglette goalkeeper was Tina McBee and she did an excellent job in stopping USJ's shots. According to CCJHS, in beating USJ in back-to-back seasons, Chester County become the only public junior high to ever do so.

Johnson's late equalizer helps Freed-Hardeman tie with St. Catharine It wasn't the last possible second, but it was very close. Trailing 1-0 heading into the final minute of regulation, the FreedHardeman University Lady Lions tied their soccer match with St. Catharine College of Kentucky on a Brittny Johnson goal, picking up a 1-1 tie with the Patriots on Sunday afternoon at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex. Johnson, whose goal came with 33.7 seconds on the clock, scored off of a Morgan Walls cross to the left post. The junior volleyed the cross into the upper right corner, slipping the shot past a diving Lindsey Vinson to send the match into overtime. Both overtime periods were much less dramatic as neither team saw many good scoring opportunities. SCC had four shots to FHU's one in the first overtime, and neither managed to get off a shot in the final 10 minutes of play. The Patriots (0-1-1) opened the scoring in the

58th minute when Paola Martinez scored off a rebound. It appeared her goal would hold up until Johnson's equalizer in the final minute. The Lady Lions (1-1-2) had an excellent chance in the 75th minute when Briley Collins got past a defender on a through ball, but Vinson saved a strike sent to the right corner. St. Catharine held a 2012 edge in shots and took 14 on frame, but Abbey Adkins stopped a careerhigh 13 shots. Freed-Hardeman returns to action on Sept. 6 with a trip to Bob Jones University in South Carolina.

Murray, Newby each score twice as FHU wins Shelby Murray and Whitney Newby both scored two goals, once in each half, as the FreedHardeman Lady Lions picked up their first win of the year in their home opener with a 5-1 victory

over Louisiana College on the opening day of the 2012 Lions Cup Invitational Friday. FHU (1-1-1) wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard as Murray opened the scoring in the seventh minute after a hard strike from outside the box to the upper left corner. One minute later, Newby made it a 2-0 lead after finishing a touch from Christiana Aponte in the right side of the box. Aponte also assisted on Murray's goal. Shots were scarce for the rest of the half, as Louisiana College did not manage a shot for the entire half while FHU only got two more shots off before halftime. Murray started the second half much like she did the first, settling a deflected corner kick from Briley Collins at the top of the box and fired a shot into the upper right corner. LC started to create opportunities in the second half but saw two good chances turned back by saves from Abbey Adkins.

In the 66th minute, Newby converted a penalty kick after being fouled in the box to extend the lead to 4-0. Louisiana College answered one

minute later on a nice run down the left side when Haley Gerald finished a cross from Alex Corne. Morgan Walls added another goal for the Lady

Lions in the 73rd minute after taking a pass from Newby from the left of the box. Walls one-touched it to the right post for her first goal of the season.

Adkins named TranSouth Defensive Player of the Week Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion goalkeeper Abbey Adkins has been named the TranSouth Conference Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 2. Adkins, a junior from Murfreesboro, totaled 16 saves in two matches that saw FHU go 1-0-1 on the week. In a 5-1 win over Louisiana College she stopped three shots and followed with a career-high 13 saves in a 1-1 draw with St. Catharine College.

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Chester County High Girls’ Volleyball Date Opponent Sept. 6 South Side Sept. 7-8River City Tournament Sept. 10 Lexington Sept. 11 McNairy Central Sept. 17 Jackson Central Merry Sept. 18 Liberty Tech Magnet Sept. 20 South Side Sept. 24 McNairy Central Sept. 25 Lexington Oct. 1 Corinth Oct. 4 Madison Academic

Time 7:00 TBA 5:00 5:00 4:30 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00

Location Jackson Memphis Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Jackson Eagle Gym Selmer Lexington Eagle Gym Eagle Gym

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Volley The Eaglettes went five games with TCA with

scores of 13-25, 25-20, 1825, 25-21, and 15-7. Poston had 20 kills and Clayton added 11. Beene had 29 digs and Frye had 21 assists and 12 digs. Lockett had two blocks.

The Eaglettes also defeated Liberty in district play on Thursday, Aug. 30, with scores of 25-10, 25-6, 25-21. Poston had 13 kills, Frye had 14 assists, and

Robinson had 6 aces. This puts the Eaglettes at 6-2 for the season. Chester County travels to Jackson, today, Thursday, to face South Side.

Chester County Junior High Girls’ Soccer Date Opponent Aug. 20 Lexington Aug. 23 Jackson Christian Aug. 25 CCA (JV only) Aug. 27 Trinity Christian Aug. 30 St. Mary’s Aug. 31 University School Sept. 4 Lexington Sept. 7 Martin Sept. 10 Crockett County Sept. 13 Henderson County Sept. 15 Paris Sept. 17 Haywood Sept. 18 Selmer

Location Lexington Henderson Dyersburg Jackson Jackson Henderson Henderson Henderson Alamo Henderson Henderson Brownsville Selmer

Time 5:00 5:00 11:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 6:00 5:00 5:30 10:00 5:00 5:00

Courtesy photos

From left, Annsley Poston, Cynthia Beene and Jana Frye compete in various high school volleyball contests for Chester County.

Chester County Junior Girls’ Softball Date Opponent Aug. 16 West Middle Aug. 20 Scotts Hill Aug. 21 Scotts Hill Aug. 23 West Middle Aug. 27 Decatur County Aug. 30 Jackson Christian Sept. 4 Crockett County Sept. 6 Jackson Christian Sept. 10 Trinity Christian Sept. 11 Trinity Christian Sept. 17 Decatur County Sept. 20 Crockett County Sept. 22 Tournament Sept. 25 Lexington

Location Henderson Scotts Hill Henderson Denmark Henderson Jackson Alamo Henderson Jackson Henderson Parsons Henderson TBA Lexington

Time 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 TBA 4:30

Chester County Junior High Football Date Opponent Sept. 13 Lexington Sept. 20 Jackson Christian Sept. 27 Trinity Christian Oct. 4 Selmer

Location Lexington Henderson Henderson Selmer

Time 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30

Sixth Grade Schedule Date Opponent Sept. 8 Alamo Sept. 15 Univ. School Oct. 2 Decatur County

Location Alamo Jackson Henderson

Time TBA TBA 6:00

Chester County High Freshman/Junior Varsity Football Date Opponent Location Sept. 6 South Side (Fr) Henderson Sept. 10 Scotts Hill (JV) Scotts Hill Sept. 13 Hardin County (Fr) Henderson Sept. 17 Adamsville (JV) Adamsville Sept. 20 Humboldt (Fr) Humboldt Sept. 24 Trinity Chr. (JV) Henderson Sept. 27 TBA (JV) Henderson Oct. 1 Jackson C-M (JV) Henderson Oct. 8 Bolivar Cent. (JV) Henderson Oct. 15 McNairy (JV/Fr) Henderson

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

Chester County High Girls’ Soccer Date Opponent Time Sept. 6 Adamsville 5:30 Sept. 14-15, Liberty Tournament, times TBA Sept. 18 Scotts Hill 5:00 Sept. 20 Martin Westview 5:00 Sept. 24 South Side 7:00 Sept. 25 North Side 5:00 Sept. 27 McNairy Cent. 6:00 Oct. 2 Lexington 5:00 Oct. 4 Liberty Tech 4:30 Oct. 9 Fayette Acad. 6:00

Location Adamsville Jackson Henderson Henderson Jackson Henderson Selmer Henderson Henderson Somerville

Chester County High Football Date Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26

Opponent Dyersburg Bolivar Central Open McNairy Central Lexington Liberty Tech South Side Fayette-Ware

Location Eagle Stadium Eagle Stadium Selmer Eagle Stadium Jackson Eagle Stadium Somerville

Freed-Hardeman Women's Soccer Date Sept. 6 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 18 Sept. 22 Sept. 25 Sept. 27 Sept. 30 Oct. 9 Oct. 13 Oct. 16

Time 5:00 7:00 5:00 7:00 Noon 5:00 2:00 1:00 5:00 1:00 5:00

Opponent Bob Jones Davenport Auburn-Montgomery Bethel Benedictine Martin Methodist Harris-Stowe State Rhodes Union Bethel Martin Methodist

Location Greenville, S.C. Henderson Henderson Henderson ………. Pulaski St. Louis, Mo. Memphis Jackson McKenzie Henderson

Freed-Hardeman Fall Golf Schedule Date Opponent Sept. 17-18 Freed-Hardeman Fall Inv. Oct. 8-9 Trevecca Fall Inv. * Oct. 29-30 Redhawk Fall Inv. Nov. 5-6 Union Fall Inv. ** * Women only; ** Men only

Location Covington Old Hickory Lawrenceburg Jackson

Jackson Generals Baseball Date Opponent Sept 6 Playoff game Sept. 7 Playoff game

Location Pringles Park Pringles Park

Time 6:05 6:05

Photo by James A. Webb, Independent

Tyler Seagraves of Chester County is confronted by Jackson-Central Merry defenders in the District 14-AA contest Thursday in Jackson.

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CCHS like the two touchdowns by Matthew Butler, a 75yard TD run by Tyler Seagraves and 50-yard pass catch and run by Trannard Cobb who added a tackle for loss in the first period when JCM had a fourth down and one situation in CC territory. Kyle Jester added first period sack, and Cobb recovered an on-sides kick by the Eagles late in the game. However, the Cougars had enough on this night to overcome any arrow the Eagles could pull from the quiver. CCHS went back to work Friday without making excuses. “We need to do a better job, the coaches and the kids, of getting ready for game night,” concluded Hodum.

Junior soccer downs USJ Chester County Junior High had disappointing girls’ soccer losses to Trinity Christian and St. Mary’s last week, but rebounded on Friday to take down University School of Jackson, the defending West Tennessee champion. According to CCJHS, in beating USJ in back-to-back seasons, CC become the only public school to ever do so. At the end of regulation the score was tied at two each, with CCJHS getting goals by Jessica Jones (first sixth-grader to ever score in a varsity game) and by Lauren Austin. Neither team scored in either sudden-death overtime and the game went to penalty kicks where CCJHS got goals by Paige Pipkin, Anslee West and Elaine Enfinger. Junior Eaglette goalkeeper Tina McBee did an excellent job.

High School Football Aug. 30 at Lane Field, Jackson Chester County 7 – 12 – 0 – 6 = 25 Jackson Central Merry 14 - 7 – 7 – 14 = 42 Unofficial Statistics: First Downs Rushing (atts., yds.) Passing (comp. Atts., int., yds.) Penalties, yards Fumbles, lost Punts, average



17 46-218 5-10-1=131 8-77 8-4 1-30.0

11 37-345 11-16-0=204 3-15 2-0 2-37.5

Scoring Summary: First quarter: (9:12) CC – Matthew Butler 6 run (Brennan Conaway kick), [7-0]. (8:53) JCM – Rodney Clark 73 run, (Jon Wichlan kick), [7-7]. (1:03) JC – Clark 9 run (Wichlan kick), [7-14]. Second quarter: (5:33) CC – Butler 5 run (kick blocked), [13-14]. (3:37) CC – Tyler Seagraves 75 run (run failed), [19-14]. (0:52) JCM – Clark 5 run (Wichlan kick), [19-21]. Third quarter: (10:55) JCM – Terrance Kinnie 92 run (Wichlan kick), [28-19]. Fourth quarter: (11:33) JCM – Josh Waters 22 pass from Kinnie (Wichlan kick), [19-35]. (5:42) Michael Davis 11 pass from Kinnie (Wichlan kick), [19-42]. (5:19) CC – Trannard Cobb 65 pass from Sam Kesler (pass failed), [25-42].

Unofficial Statistical Leaders: Rushing – CC – Tyler Seagraves 14-95; Matthew Butler 16-68; Maison Gray 3-43. JCM – Terrance Kinnie 17-169; Rodney Clark 12-112; Tydarious Tyson 4-58. Passing – CC – Sam Kesler 5-10-1=131. JCM – Kinnie 11-16-0=204.Receiving – CC – Cobb 3-126.

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Junior Eagles destroy West Chester County opened up a 22-0 half-time lead, and cruised home with a 40-16 victory Thursday in middle school football action against West Middle. The game was played at Eagle Stadium, giving CCJHS a 2-2 record. Riley Doles scored a first quarter touchdown for CCJHS on a four-yard run, and Cody Compton added the PAT for an 8-0 lead. Peyton Lynch upped the score to 14-0 with a 42-yard run in the second quarter. Then on the last play of the first half,

Compton scored on a 12yard throw from quarterback Brian Napoli, with Drew Jarrett’s point-after run leading to the 22-0 lead. In the third period, Ty Patterson ran one in from 22 yards adding to the lead, before West finally got on the board with a one-yard leap by Kalen Jones. Mondarius Long moved West a little closer by running in the twopoint conversion. However, Compton went back to work for CCJHS, intercepting a West pass and returning it

58-yards for another Chester County score, and his 51-yard run made the score 40-8 Chester County. West completed the scoring for the night as Jones scored on a 57-yard gallop, with Justin Stull’s PAT making the final score 40-16. The Chester County varsity travels to Lexington at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, and one week later hosts Jackson Christian. The sixth grade team plays its first game ever at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Alamo.

Photo by Marney Gilliam, Independent

Junior varsity players for Chester County Junior High battle with West Middle Thursday at Eagle Stadium.

No. 18 ranked Lady Lions open v-ball season with win The No. 18 Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion volleyball team opened its season with a straight-sets win on the road at Lyon College on Saturday afternoon (25-21, 2522, 25-23). FHU controlled much of the first set, taking a 6-5 lead on an Allie Moss kill and held that lead for the rest of the way. After a four-point run gave the Lady Lions a 13-8 lead, Lyon closed the gap to one point but the Lady Lions pulled away by taking six of the next seven points. The Scots pulled within two points before Amanda Cunningham's service ace closed out the set. The second set stayed tight until FHU took points in five of six rallies to lead 19-14. Lyon, however, battled back to tie the set at 21-21. A kill by Fernanda Ferreira put the Lady Lions back on top, and a Rachel Jetton ace and a Kara England kill followed to put FHU at set point. Two rallies later, Ferreira put away another kill to end the set. Lyon started quickly in the third set, taking a 15-10 lead. FHU, though, battled back and tied it at 16-16. The teams traded points for the next eight rallies until the Lady Lions took four in a row to get to match point. The Scots stayed in the match with three straight points but an attack error by Gina Reed gave the Lady Lions a season-opening victory. "It felt good to get that first win of the season with such a new group," said FHU head coach Todd Humphry. "I'm proud of the way we played and am looking forward to our next match." Ferreira led the attack with nine kills while freshmen Moss and England has seven and six kills respectively. The Lady Lions return to action with a visit to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville at 6 p.m. on Sept. 6.

Eaglette soccer kicks off season Chester County High School’s girls’ soccer team kicked off its season recently with a match at Madison Academic in Jackson. This game was a re-match of last year's region finals, which Chester County lost 4-0, and Madison won the rematch 2-1. The first half of Thursday's game was a fast-paced game. Cameron Greer scored our first goal of the game off a Baylie Pruett assist and we lead at half 1-0. Madison tied the game in the second where the score remained 1-1 for most of the time. Greer was awarded a penalty kick with 17 minutes remaining in the game, which she buried in the back of the net. With 1:24 remaining on the clock, Madison was awarded a penalty kick that they capitalized on tying the score once again. With 1:27 remaining in overtime, Madison found the back of the net on a corner kick ending the game. Destiny Morris recorded seven saves. CCHS rebounded with a 7-1 defeat of McNairy Central. The first half of the game was very helter skelter, with little rhythm. The Eaglettes went into half time up 2-0. They made necessary adjustments at half time and controlled the tempo in the second half. The goals began to come as well. Getting the first district win, especially against McNairy, is a great start. Darby Miskelly and Pruett each recorded two goals, with Talia Hinson, Taylor Griswell and Houston Holdren getting one goal each as well. Miskelly, Hinson, Pruett and Claire McNatt one recorded one assist each. Morris recorded six saves in goal.

CC golf team sweeps tri-match The Chester County golf team beat Adamsville and Hardin County at Shiloh Golf Course last week. CCHS had a team score of 171, with Hardin County next at 174 and Adamsville with 199. Individual scores for Chester Co were, boys scores: Collin McPherson 39 Medalist; Trey Deming 43; Chase Ross 44; Logan Alexander 45; Jacob Williams 48; Nick Burns 50; and Tristan Hall 55; and girls scores: Hannah Chasteen 49; and Chloe Sweatman 50.

Lion soccer closes invitational with 3-0 win The Freed-Hardeman Lions got goals from a trio of newcomers as they closed out the 2012 Lions Cup Invitational with a 3-0 win over Johnson University on Monday afternoon at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex. The Lions (3-2) won two of three matches at their annual Labor Day tournament, defeating Columbia International of South Carolina, 4-0, on Friday, and falling to Talladega College on Saturday, 3-1. In Monday’s game, for the second straight match, FHU got on the board quickly on a Brandon Rodriguez goal in the third minute. He scored off a rebound of his own shot, back-heeling the ball past JU keeper Taylor Downs for his third of the season. Despite having some good opportunities, it would be the only goal for the Lions in the first half. The score remained 1-0 until the 62nd minute when Lucas Alonso dribbled to his right from the left side of the box and fired a hard strike into the upper left corner. Two minutes later, Sebastian Henke scored a nearly identical goal, dribbling in from outside the box and finishing with a right-footed strike.

Johnson University had a good opportunity to score late in the game, but Lion keeper Zach Johnson stopped a shot at near point-blank range to keep his sheet clean. FHU outshot JU, 34-9, and held a 20-6 edge in shots on goal. The Lions travel to Bob Jones University in South Carolina at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Talladega controls second half, hands FHU 3-1 loss The Freed-Hardeman Lions took a 1-0 lead into halftime Saturday, but Talladega College took control in the second half scoring three times en route to a 3-1 win over the Lions. Talladega (3-1) out-shot the Lions in the second half, 17-6, and scored goals in the 48th, 71st and 76th minutes. The Tornadoes also had several good opportunities turned away by FHU keeper Hunter Yoches, who ended the night with eight saves. Freed-Hardeman (2-2) only needed 56 seconds to score what turned out to be its lone goal of the night. Christopher Campbell was taken down inside the box near the end line, setting up a

penalty kick that Philipp Baier converted to the left corner. The run of play was evenly matched in the first half with both teams taking seven shots. But in the second half, Talladega controlled the run of play and was able to successfully make runs into the FHU defense. Jose Luis Rodriguez dribbled into the box and scored the equalizer in the 48th minute, beating Yoches into the upper right corner. In the 71st minute, Kenrick Preston scored the game-winner from the right side of the box. The Tornadoes added an insurance goal five minutes later after a wellplayed cross from Mario Clermont to the right post was one-touched by Solomon Mensah. The match was called in the 82nd minute due to inclement weather.

Lions pull away from CIU in second half The Freed-Hardeman Lions scored three times in the second half in their home opener on Friday, turning a tight match into a comfortable win as FHU downed Columbia International University,

4-0. The first period saw several chances for FHU (13 shots) but only one was converted when Christopher Campbell opened the scoring in the 30th minute after taking a through ball from Liam Morran down near the end line, then firing a shot to the far post. Continuing to dominate the run of play early in the second half, the Lions were finally able to start to pull away starting with a Stefano Basso strike in the 56th minute. Basso picked up a deflected ball, took a couple of touches to the left and fired a hard shot into the upper right corner. Nine minutes later, Philipp Baier made it a 3-0 FHU lead after taking a ball in the box, dribbling through three defenders and finishing to the right post. The Lions got their final goal in the 75th minute when Basso sent an indirect kick curving into the box to Luke Dendis, who one-touched it into the net for his first collegiate goal. FHU (2-1) dominated the match, out-shooting the Rams 21-3 and held a 12-1 edge in shots on goal. Hunter Yoches stopped the only on-frame shot he saw to post a clean sheet.


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Homework help may force parents to refresh school skills

Freed-Hardeman honors faculty, staff for years of service Freed-Hardeman University honored 30 employees Thursday, Aug. 23, for years of service, ranging from five to 40. President Joe Wiley presented various tokens of appreciation to those in attendance at the faculty-staff conference. The university recognized Nancy Bennett, currently working in the Office of Marketing and University Relations, for 40 years of service. Four employees: Earl Edwards, a member of the graduate faculty in Bible; Joe DeLay, associate professor of physical sciences; Larry Oldham, registrar; and Anita Weekley, manager of the Bible Bookstore; were recognized for 30 years of service. FHU recognized Lisa

Beene, chairperson of the Department of Behavioral Sciences; Mike Cravens, director of the graduate program in counseling; and Algene Steele, creative director of design services, for 25 years of service. Dwina Willis, associate professor of biology and of Bible, and Larry Cyr, director of administrative services, were recognized for 20 years of service. Wanda Pulse, director of alumni programming, and Jerry Thornthwaite, professor of chemistry, received recognition for 15 years of service. The university honored six individuals for 10 years of service. They were: Debbie Hester, student accounts specialist; Missie Lormoriello,

director of residence life; Stephen Morris, associate professor of political science; Wade Osburn, reference and theological librarian; Michael Plyler, director of web services; and Jesse Robertson, assistant professor of Bible. The following individuals were recognized for five years of service: Blake Beckham, endowed scholarship coordinator; Rebecca Bush, assistant professor of nursing; Tresa Carter, secretary in athletics; Jeff Cozzens, assistant professor of education; Chris Creecy, instructor in psychology; Stephen Foster, assistant professor music; Jared Gott, director of recruitment; and Betsy Hesselrode, assistant vice president for alumni relations.

More than 70 teachers attend financial literacy summit in Jackson More than 70 elementary school teachers attended a financial literacy summit held recently on the Lambuth Campus of the University of Memphis in Jackson. During the event, they received training on how to teach financial literacy skills in the classroom using the nationally-recognized Financial Fitness for Life curriculum. The summit, the second of its kind, was sponsored by the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, which is part of the Tennessee Treasury Department. Other summits will be held in cities across the state.

“I am very pleased with the turnout at our Jackson summit,” Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr. said. “It is important for people to begin learning about financial literacy while they are young, so they can develop good habits that will serve them well later in life. I commend all the teachers who participated for their commitment to help their students gain this valuable information.” The session included panels featuring representatives from Smart Tennessee and the Memphis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, a partner in the Tennessee Jump$tart

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Coalition. Teachers also received tips on pre-retirement planning from the staff of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, which is also part of the Tennessee Treasury Department. The Financial Literacy Commission is a nonprofit organization created in 2010 by the Tennessee General Assembly. Treasurer Lillard chairs the commission’s board, which includes the commissioners of the state’s Departments of Financial Institutions and Education, as well as six other Tennesseans selected from across the state.

ticiple. Whether they earned straight A’s when they were students or not, lack of practice means parents may no longer recall the lessons of their youth. Parents who understand the homework may be confusing their children by assisting them in a manner that is inconsistent with the way the students are now being taught. So what is a parent to do? These are some of the steps they can take. • Contact the teacher and find out if you can purchase or borrow a copy of the teacher’s edition of the textbook. This way you can keep abreast of the lessons and

instruct in the same way that the lessons are being taught in school. If a book is not available, find out if instructional materials can be assembled to assist you in mastering the concepts. • Log online to search for the subject matter and refresh your memory. Parents looking to double-check their math and science work can use a Web site like Wolfram Alpha, which is a computational knowledge engine. • Hire a tutor if you find you’re doing more harm than good when assisting with homework. The “MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: The Homework Experience,” a 2007 survey which polled teachers, students and parents, found that almost everyone believed in the value of homework. Homework was viewed as an essential part of student learning. Because it is an integral part of a child’s learning experience, it behooves parents to find ways to assist with homework questions, no matter the method.

an Eagle T-shirt. If our school raises at least $4000, our entire school will be rewarded with at total dress down day! Collection days for this fundraiser will be Wednesday, Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 7. The CCJHS Eagles football team faced West Middle School last Thursday and won 40-8! They played Hardin County Tuesday night. The 6th grade team will play at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Decatur County. We wish them luck as they play for the first time! The CCJHS softball team played Crockett County on Tuesday, and will play against Jackson Christian School at home on Thursday afternoon.

They will also play on Monday and Tuesday of next week against Trinity Christian Academy. Good Luck! The CCJHS girls’ soccer team played against University School Jackson on Friday and played against Lexington on Tuesday night. They will play in a home game against Martin on Friday afternoon. Please make plans to watch our girls’ soccer team! Progress reports will go out on Thursday, Sept. 6. Ask your child to see his/hers. If you have questions, or want to talk to a particular teacher about your child’s grades, please call or email to find out the best time to meet with them.

Homework time often becomes a family affair. Many parents are finding they need to brush up on basic skills to offer adequate assistance. Your fifth grader brings home math homework and asks for your assistance. The class is up to multiplying fractions, and it’s been years since you’ve done this type of work. Never mind numerators and denominators, the most you know about fractions at this point is how a pizza is cut into eight slices. What are you going to do when your child is a teenager bringing home even harder homework? Although they are routinely the first people students ask for homework help, many parents confess they are flummoxed by algebra equations and can’t tell a preposition from a par-

By Ally Rogers I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend! It was a nice break and great weather! Our Eagles’ Nest Support Club membership/fundraiser drive is in full swing. Any student bringing in at least $10 will be rewarded with a “Jeans Day.” The top two collectors will be rewarded with their choice of a total dress-down day on the day of their choice or

The Sea Turtle Rescue, Chapter 5

Choosing a name By Eric Douglas Jayne, Marie, Javier, and Monique walked outside to wait for their parents. The turtle had been placed in a special holding tank and was already using the cut flipper now that the fishing line was gone. The girls’ mom cautioned everyone about getting too excited about the turtle’s progress. It would probably take months before she was fit to return to the ocean, if ever. “Mom said we can give the turtle a name. We’ve got to call it something if it’s going to be around here for months and months. So, what do you guys think?” Jayne said. “I vote we call it Jose. That’s my f a v o r i t e uncle’s name,” Javier offered. “It’s a girl,” all three girls answered together. “Then what do you want to name it?” he shot back. “My dad has helped rescue a couple other turtles before. Some of the names

they give them are funny – like ‘Tuesday’ for the day they found it or ‘Egg roll’ if they found it outside of the Chinese restaurant,” Monique offered. “That’s cool,” Jayne said excitedly. “We can call her ‘Friends’ because we met new friends today.” “Jayne, I think the name should be about her, not about us,” Marie replied. “So, where did you guys find this one?

What was around there?” “I was so excited that dad took me along, I didn’t really think to look around,” Monique admitted sheepishly. “Do you think you could

find it again?” Jayne asked, standing up. “We can go look!” “I think so. I know where we were. I just didn’t pay that much attention,” Monique answered. “Then let’s go and see for ourselves,” Marie said. “We can find her nest and make sure it’s safe, too. After she worked so hard to give her babies a chance, we’ve got to help.” “That’s a great idea,” Javier agreed. “What does a turtle’s nest look like?” Marie asked. “How do we find it?” “I’ve seen a few nests. My dad has taken me to hatchings—when the babies climb out of their shells and crawl to the ocean. We try to make sure as many survive as possible,” Monique said. “I know what to look for.” “Isn’t their mom there to help them get in the water when they hatch?” Javier asked. “No. The mother sea turtle is miles away by then. After she lays her eggs in the warm sand they don’t hatch for almost two months. No one is guarding the hatchlings when they crawl toward the water, so birds and rac-

Photo by Sammye Sanford

coons eat them before they can make it,” Monique explained. “Other animals will eat the eggs, too, if they can find them.” “Then we need to get going,” Jayne said. “If she didn’t get her nest covered up right, the eggs might not stand a chance. Come on, Marie. Let’s get our bikes.”

“But Javier and I rode with our parents. We don’t have our bikes,” Monique said, concerned that she and Javier weren’t going to go, too. “Jayne and I have extra helmets and we can ride you double on our bikes until we get to your bikes,” Marie offered. “Sorry, Javier. My extra helmet is pink. I hope you

don’t mind.” “I just hope no one sees me,” the boy grumbled. The foursome took off quickly on the two bikes. They started out going north, to get the other two bikes, and then returned south to look for the spot where Monique, her father, and the other volunteers had found the injured turtle.

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By Emily Brown Our students and teachers at West Chester LOVE using technology! One of our goals for this school year is to get several iPads to use in each classroom for small groups and other student usage. We are glad to announce that our first contribution to the iPad project will come from the sale of Smart Savings Cards. The card sells for $15 and has over 100 area businesses offering substantial discounts plus great bonus coupons. The card is valid for one year, so you could potentially save hundreds of dollars by using this card! We are asking each student to sell at least five cards. With this money we will be able to put at least two iPads in each classroom. Also, students will be able to win some great prizes. Please watch for information to come home this week regarding the fundraiser! Speaking of technology, our kindergarten, first-graders and secondgraders are using “Ticket to Read” in the computer lab and in the classroom. This reading component will help students build fluency, strengthen vocabulary, and reinforce comprehension skills.

By Rosemary McKnight First-graders are working hard in their new reading program, Walk to Read. They are learning to read about snakes, mammals and other informational text. They are also learning to write on lined paper and to become better creative writers. Students need to practice writing on tablet lines, writing numbers to 120 and completing addition facts with sums to 12. Kindergartners will be reading the story “Green Eggs and Ham” next week and studying the letter K. They will be focusing on the color word green and will wear green on Friday. The shape and the shape word for the week are square. In math, they will be doing positional words and working on writing the number 3 and recognizing the word three. In the Kindergarten Readiness class, they are learning about the color green, the letter C, and the triangle was the shape of the week. They have been learning about positional words with monkeys and coconut trees. On Friday, they enjoyed a snack of green apples, graham crackers, grapes, and Alpha-bit cereal made into the shape of the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree! In the library, thirdgraders read books about plants, and learned how

Students are rewarded with tickets that can be redeemed to purchase items for their clubhouse. Login information has been sent home so that students can “work from home” on earning tickets. Be sure to check out the leader board that is on the “Ticket to Read” home page. There have been several West Chester names spotted on there already! Check it out at Last week, students enjoyed their yearly visit from “The Animal Guy,” Mr. Bob Tarter. This year’s visitors included nocturnal animals. We always look forward to and enjoy his visit! Our school had a surprise visitor on Friday! TJ Ticket came to visit classrooms and talked about the importance of reading and participating in “Ticket to Read.” We were VERY excited by TJ’s visit! Our first PTO meeting of the 2012 school year is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. Please make plans to attend this meeting! The winners from this year’s membership drive will be announced. Walk down the halls at West and you will hear the sound of fun and music! Our boys and girls have been having tons of fun at music with Mr. Kyles! They have been playing Boomwhackers! First-graders have been busy working on sentences and the sound of short i. They have learned that sentences have to express a complete idea and have correct capitalization and punctuation. They’ve also

been writing to 120, and learning addition facts. On Friday, they wrote addition sentences using dice and discussed the addends and sum of their addition sentences. Our third-graders are working hard each day and showing improvement with various skills. One major area of work is with writing and math skills. Writing answers in math is only part of the mastery of skills. Students must explain in words, pictures, and graphic organizers showing how the answer was attained. This will be a challenging process for our third-graders, but they are working hard to master this! Mrs. Whitehead’s third grade class teamed up with Mrs. Misty’s kindergarten class for “Buddy Reading” on Friday. Third grade students practiced reading storybooks all week, which they read to their Kindergarten “buddies.” All students were super excited to begin this awesome routine, which teaches both grades valuable reading skills such as listening, listening comprehension, fluency, accuracy, inflection, questioning, and countless more. After watching the smiles on those faces and seeing the wonderful interaction between the children, Mrs. Whitehead and Mrs. Misty look forward to doing this each Friday afternoon! This is just another GREAT way our teachers and students work together to make our school the best in the WEST… Where Everyone Stands Tall!

to locate them in the library by their call numbers. Second-graders read books about friendship and welcoming new students in the classroom. First-graders read books about prehistoric mammals. Kindergartners listened to books about colors and shapes. The students enjoyed the wildlife show last Tuesday. The kids got to see several animals. Mr. Bob brought a bobcat, raccoon, opossum, armadillo, a straw-colored fruit bat and a 3toed amphiuma. The students love when Mr. Bob brings his animals! Students in each grade wrote or drew pictures about the animals to send to Mr. Bob. East Chester PTO membership drive ended Friday. The class winners in each grade are as follows: Kindergarten – Mrs. Melissa Allen, First grade - Mrs. Nancy Burns, Second grade Mrs. Judy Yates and

Third grade - Mrs. Becky Welch. Thank you to everyone who supported our PTO. PTO provides so much for our school throughout the year. PTO pays for our field trips, field day, snacks for achievement test, assembly programs, Fall Festival and many other things throughout the year. The PTO Little Caesar’s fundraiser began this week. Please look for information in your child’s backpack. Students are selling pizza kits, bread-sticks and many other items. Yum Yum! We really appreciate all that they do for our school! We would like to welcome Andrew Horn, who is student teaching with Mrs. Janice Brown in P.E. Students will be out of school on Monday, Sept. 3 for Labor Day. Fall pictures will be taken Sept. 6. Have a great week!

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FHU planning annual youth rally, “RUSH” Approximately 1,500 middle and high school students are expected to visit Freed-Hardeman University’s campus Sept. 14-16 for the annual youth rally, RUSH. RUSH, or Reach Unlimited Spiritual Heights, invites Christian junior high and high school students to participate in a weekend of fun, fellowship and spiritual growth. “This year’s theme for RUSH is ‘Beautiful Things.’ It will revolve around the beauty that God has in store for us. It will also show the differ-

By Vicki Brower Our kindergarten students have been learning about the “quick letter” Hh and identifying words that begin with that sound. They read the story “The Listening Walk” and took their own listening walk to “listen” to what was around them. They have learned about “smooth” and “bumpy” blending. In math, they have been sorting and classifying objects by their color, shape and size. Their shape focus for the week was triangle, and their number/number word focus was 3/three. They are excited about ending their “three” week with a three-day weekend! The first grade classes, along with the other classes, enjoyed the animal assembly last week. This program was brought to us by Mr. Bob Tarter, who is with the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth. The stu-

Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester Elementary, Jacks Creek Elementary, and West Chester Elementary Schools and Chester County Middle School *Milk choice offered daily Monday, September 10 Chicken rings/roll Fish square/bun Black-eyed peas Broccoli/cheese Salad, peaches Tuesday, September 11 Taco or Turkey sandwich Brown beans, fiesta rice Trimmings Applesauce or oranges Wednesday, September 12

Philly steak/bun Or corndog Fries, baked beans Salad Pineapple or apple Thursday, September 13 Ravioli casserole/roll or Hoagie Orange glazed carrots Green beans, salad Oranges or banana Friday, September 14 Pizza or Ham sandwich California blend, corn Salad Strawberries

ences between what the world considers beautiful and what God considers beautiful,” RUSH Cocoordinator Joe Askew said. David Shannon from Mount Juliet will be the keynote speaker for the event. Shannon, a FreedHardman alumnus, is the preacher for the Mount Juliet Church of Christ in Mount Juliet. Worship services will be held at Loyd Auditorium Sunday morning. All contributions will be donated to Manna Christian, a school in the

Dominican Republic. Activities for the weekend will include a performance by hypnotist Jim Wand, a concert and carnival in the commons area and a beauty pageant for local special needs girls. Registration is $20 without meals and $30 with two meals provided. Registration packets will also include a T-shirt and access to events and entertainment for the weekend. Interested persons or youth groups may visit for registration and information regarding housing.

dents learned many fun facts, as well as got to observe some unusual animals, such as a fruit bat, a baby bobcat, and an armadillo! The students were also excited when T.J. Ticket came to visit last Friday. T.J. came as representation of the “Ticket to Read” program. This is a new webbased computer program that assists them in becoming a stronger reader and is a lot of fun for them as well. The second grade classes have been practicing three ways to read. These three ways include picture reading, reading the words, and retelling the story to themselves. After reading a good book three ways, they write the title and the author and then write their favorite part in their journals. The second graders have also been learning to recognize complete sentences in English, as well as finishing up their addition unit in Math. In Ms. Hayley’s class students enjoyed finding a spot in the classroom to read to themselves, were hard at work practicing writing, and have been listening to “Ramona Quimby, Age 8.” Each of these is a part of the Daily 5 that the third grade teachers at Jack’s Creek

are practicing throughout the day. Students have also been learning about character traits and completed a writing assignment that prompted students to describe themselves using character traits. Jameson Carter described himself as peaceful, polite, and smart. Kaylee Daniel described herself as pretty, adventurous, and lucky. Matthew Miller described himself as dangerous, active, and funny! Parents, please remember to read to your child and listen to your child read daily. If they find unfamiliar words ask them to practice our newest vocabulary strategy, using context clues, instead of telling them the meaning. Mrs. Amber Murley’s third graders learned about point of view. They read “Three Little Pigs” and discussed character traits. Then they heard the wolf ’s side of the story in “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.” No students believed the wolf’s point of view! They still think he’s big and bad. Mrs. Amber’s students also went outside and observed living and non-living things. Please practice basic addition and subtraction facts at home.

Chester County Junior High School *Cereal, fruit, milk choice offered daily Monday, September 10 Chicken rings/roll Fish square/bun Black-eyed peas Broccoli/cheese Mashed potatoes Salad, peaches Tuesday, September 11 Taco or Turkey sandwich Brown beans, fiesta rice Trimmings Applesauce or oranges Wednesday, September 12

Philly steak/bun Or corndog Fries, baked beans Salad Pineapple or other Thursday, September 13 Ravioli casserole/roll or Hoagie Orange glazed carrots Green beans, salad Oranges or banana Friday, September 14 Pizza or Ham sandwich California blend, corn Salad Strawberries

Chester County High School *Cereal, fruit choice, fruit juice, and milk choice offered daily Also, Stuffed crust pizza served as pizza choice each day

Monday, September 10 Popcorn chicken/roll (2lines) Pizza/salad Salad box (Tuna) Mashed potatoes Squash casserole Black-eyed peas Salad, pineapple Tuesday, September 11 Lasagna/meat sauce/roll Breaded chicken/bun/salad Salad box (ham) Green beans, slaw Glazed sweet potatoes Broccoli, carrots, cauliflower With Ranch dip Mixed fruit Wednesday, September 12

Chicken fajita Pizza/salad Salad box (turkey) Brown beans Peppers/onions Fiesta rice, trimmings Mandarin oranges Thursday, September 13 Cheeseburger Hotdog (2 lines) Salad box (combo wrap) Pizza/salad Baked beans, salad Sweet potato puffs Trimmings, peaches

Friday, September 14 Baked potato bar Salad Grilled chicken/bun Pizza/salad/fruit California blend Green peas, salad Strawberries

Page 6-B CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, September 6, 2012

FOR SALE FOR SALE – 1 Acre —- $8,000 —- $100 Down —- $100 / Month. 2.4 Acres —- $15,000 —- $150 Down —- $150 / Month. 5 Acres —- $17,000 —- $175 Down —$175 / Month. 10 Acres —$34,000 —- $350 Down —- $350 / Month. 12 Acres —- $46,000 — - $450 Down —- $450 / Month. 15 Acres —- $49,000 —- $500 Down —- $500 / Month. No Restrictions and NO CREDIT CHECK. Chester County, Jacks Creek Area —- 731-989-4859. 7 Days a Week… (TFC) LAND FOR SALE – AUCTION ~ Thursday, September 6 at 6 p.m. 26 Acres in 2 Tracts w/ 30 x 40 Building, Grass, Trees on Parkburg Road, Medon, Tennessee. 10% Buyers Premium. Heritage Auction & Real Estate Inc., TFL #4556. 731-925-3534, (18P) FOR SALE ~ Cabin Near Chickasaw. $17,000. Call 6082228. (18C) FOR SALE – 1979 Allegro Motor Home, 29 Feet, 440 Dodge Engine. Call 215-7160 or 6087967. (18P)

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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, September 6, 2012

Public Notices TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid in a certain Deed of Trust executed on October 7, 2005 by Timothy W. Clifford to Roger Stone, Trustee as same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Chester County, Tennessee in Book 274, Page 764, the beneficiary being City of Memphis Credit Union; and the owner of the debt secured having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that will on Thursday, September 27, 2012 commencing at 11 a.m. at the front steps of the Courthouse, Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee, and proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning on an iron rod in the northeastern right of way line of the Mifflin-Jacks Creek black topped road, this point being located South 57 deg. east 83 feet from the southwest corner of James C. Clifford’s Tract No. 7 of which this is a part; runs thence through James C. Clifford’s Tract No. 7, North 43 deg. and 56’ East a distance of 301.13 feet to an iron rod; thence runs South 51 deg. and 15’ East a distance of 151.25 feet to an iron rod, runs thence across the field, South 44 deg. and 14’ West a distance of 299.33 feet to an iron rod in the northeastern right of way line of said black topped road; runs thence with the northeastern right of way line of said black topped road, North 49 deg. and 32’ West a distance of 100.16 feet; North 56 deg. and 58’ West a distance of 49.93 feet to the point of beginning. Property address: 2800 Clifford Road, Luray, Tennessee All right and equity of redemption, Statutory and otherwise, homestead and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but Roger Stone will sell and convey only as trustee. The sale date and time may be adjourned and rescheduled, without additional newspaper publication, within one year from the originally scheduled date, by announcement at the date, time and place of the new postponement date and time in accordance with T.C.A. 355-101. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

Roger Stone, Trustee 200 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 1000 Memphis, TN 38103 901-528-1111 Our File No. 11-04769-0

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on September 27, 2012 at 12:00PM local time, at the south door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Raymond Daniel, an unmarried man, to David W. Camp, Trustee, as trustee for EquiPrime, Inc. on December 5, 2001 at Record Book 208, Page 184; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee, all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable. Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA

The following real estate located in Chester County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: Described property located at Chester, County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a stake in the Western margin of Casey Road, this being the Southeast corner of Joe Allen as described in a Warranty Deed recorded in Deed Book 71, page 30, of the Deed Records of Chester County, Tennessee; thence in a Westerly direction with the Southern boundary line of Joe Allen (Deed Book 71, page 30) 315 feet to a stake; thence in a Southerly direction 105 feet to a stake; thence 315 feet in an Easterly direction to a stake in the Western margin of Casey Road; thence in a Northern direction with the margin of Casey Road 105 feet to the point of beginning. LOCATED UPON THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PROPERTY is a 1998 Indies 64 x 28 manufactured home, Serial Number AL2864-1981379AB, which is believed to be permanently affixed to said property. Street Address: 320 Casey Road (Per Deed of Trust), 2375 Dry Creek Road (Per Tax Assessor), Pinson, Tennessee 38366 Parcel Number: 029002.04 Current Owner(s) of Property: Raymond W. Daniel The street address of the above described property is believed to be 320 Casey Road (Per Deed of Trust), 2375 Dry Creek Road (Per Tax Assessor), Pinson, Tennessee 38366, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the HB 3588 letter mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right 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. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right 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: SALE IS SUBJECT TO A 1998 INDIES 64 X 28 M A N U FA C T U R E D HOME, SERIAL NUMBER AL2864-1981379AB, IS BELIEVED TO BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE REAL PROPERTY. IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER TO UNDERTAKE ANY AND ALL LEGAL STEPS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN THE TITLE TO SAID MOBILE HOME. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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 by the Substitute Trustee at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 11-016365

WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated December 15, 2009, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded December 22, 2009, at Book 335, Page 425 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Chester County, Tennessee, executed by Melissa Burcham a/k/a Melissa K. Burcham and Carl Burcham a/k/a Carl G. Burcham, conveying certain property therein described to Carter Stanfill and Associates as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Dover Mortgage Company and Dover Mortgage Company’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, 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 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 September 13, 2012 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 on a spike in the center of Mt. Pleasant road, said spike being the new Northwest corner of the lot herein described and further located 453.01 feet as measured along the centerline of Mt. Pleasant road form a spike in the center of Mt. Pleasant road begin a original Northwest corner of the tract of which this is a part; thence South 01 degrees 33 minutes 55 seconds West 25.01 feet to an iron pin near the South right of way margin of Mt. Pleasant road; thence with a new severance line, South 01 degrees 33 minutes 50 seconds West 447.28 feet to an iron pin set to be the new Southwest corner of the lot herein described; thence with a new severance line, South 88 degrees 26 minutes 10 seconds East 160.32 feet to an iron pin set to be the new Southeast corner of the lot herein described; thence with a new severance line, North 01 degrees 33 minutes 50 seconds East 432.89 feet to an iron pin near the South right of way margin of Mt. Pleasant road; thence North 01 degrees 33 minutes 50 seconds East 25.44 feet to a spike in the center of Mt. Pleasant road being the new Northeast corner of the lot herein described; thence with the center of Mt. Pleasant road 50 foot right of way North 77 degrees 42 minutes 31 seconds West 86.90 feet and South 89 degrees 52 minutes 11 seconds West 74.97 feet back to the

point of beginning being known as Lot 3, Phase 2, of the Hornsby Estates. ALSO KNOWN AS: 90 River Lane, Beech Bluff, Tennessee 38313 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Melissa Burcham a/k/a Melissa K. Burcham; Carl Burcham a/k/a Carl G. Burcham 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. 700204854

August 16,2012 :

WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee


SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on October 30, 2012 at 12:00PM local time, at the south door, Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Rhonda Cheryl Wilson, married, to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq., Trustee, as trustee for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc on August 8, 2003 at Record Book 238, Page 743; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee, all of record in the Chester County Register’s Office. Default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable. Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA The following real estate located in Chester County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder:

Described property located at Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a stake with two hickory and one dogwood pointers, the southwest corner of the Frank Rowsey land and in the east boundary line of Sanford; runs thence north 88 degrees and 34’ east passing the power line at 555.50 feet or in all 591.50 feet to a stake in the west margin of Hughes graveled road, 20 feet west from the center of the same; runs thence with the west margin of said graveled road as follows: south 8 degrees and 26’ east 64.70 feet; south 1 degree and 17’ east 89.30 feet; south 10 degrees and 43’ west 82.10 feet to a stake in the western margin of said road; runs thence north 79 degrees west 611.50 feet to a stake in the east boundary line of Sandford with Cherry pointers; thence north 6 degrees and 44’ east 103.30 feet to the place of beginning, containing 2.35 acres, be the same more or less (acreage not warranted). Said legal description is the same description as contained in the previous deed of record. THERE MAY BE A MANUFACTURED HOME LOCATED UPON THE ABOVE- DESCRIBED PROPERTY WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID PROPERTY. IN THE EVENT IT IS DETERMINED THAT THE MANUFACTURED HOME IS NOT PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE PROPERTY, IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER TO UNDERTAKE ANY AND ALL LEGAL STEPS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN TITLE TO SAID MANUFACTURED HOME. Street Address: 1785 Hughes Road, Henderson, Tennessee 38340 Parcel Number: 054039.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Rhonda Cheryl Wilson The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1785 Hughes Road, Henderson, Tennessee 38340, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the HB 3588 letter mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on

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any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right 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. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right 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. 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 by the Substitute Trustee at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-034241

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