November 26, 2009
145th YEAR - NO. 29
2009 Children s Classic Inside
SERVING CHESTER COUNTY SINCE 1865
Fatal shooting involves Chester County residents A fight is believed to have led to a fatal shooting at a church in Reagan late last Wednesday night where two Chester County men were lightly charged. Reagan resident Gregory E. Tubbs was pronounced dead on the scene at the Stone Hill Pentecostal Church on SR 100 E. just a few miles from the Chester County line. His comrade, Jeffery Allen Pickett, was also found shot at the church parking lot. Pickett, who lives on Short Farrow Road, has been charged with aggravated assault times two, and fabricating/tampering with evidence.
Authorities are releasing little information on the pending investigation due to conflicting stories from both parties involved. According to a preliminary investigative report obtained by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Dept., at approximately 11:19 p.m. Nov. 18, officers arrived on the scene to find two male subjects shot (Tubbs and Pickett). Tubbs had no pulse upon arrival and was covered in blood. In the report Pickett stated he and Tubbs came to the location after receiving phone calls from an unknown subject to meet at the church parking lot to fight.
Pickett claimed two male subjects got out of their small white pickup truck and shot Tubbs in the chest. The shooter then tried to shoot Tubbs again when Pickett fell over his body to protect him. Pickett said the shooter shot at both him and Tubbs a second and third time hitting them and then fled the scene. The report revealed that at 12:20 a.m. Nov. 19 a phone call was placed to the Henderson County E-911 dispatchers from a female stating the two male subjects involved in the shooting were at her residence on Enville Road. Michael R. Terry and Eric Dove, both Enville res-
idents, gave oral statements they shot the men in self defense. Terry stated they had received phone calls from Pickett requesting to meet at the Stone Hill Pentecostal church parking lot to fight. Terry added upon arrival there were two guys there with a baseball bat and what he believed to be a machete. “The boy with the bat started toward me and I shot his (expletive).” Authorities searched the area and found a bloody, black aluminum baseball bat and a woven metal cable with a black plastic cover with blood that could have See SHOOTING, Page 3-A
Letters CCI now accepting Letters to Santa Chester County children are already busy dropping off their letters to Santa Claus at the offices of the Chester County Independent, which is again fulfilling its traditional role in assisting getting this top priority mail to the North Pole. The newspaper will continue receiving letters from local kids until Dec. 15, which will allow time to forward the mail to Rural Delivery, North Pole, in time for Santa and his elves to make their Christmas Day deliveries. Copies of the letters will be printed in the Christmas week edition of the Independent on Dec. 24. Due to the paper’s publication schedule, and to ensure Santa has time to read every letter, the deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Children should write their letters in care of the Chester County Independent, P.O. Box 306, Henderson, TN., 38340, or drop them by the newspaper office, 218 S. Church St., between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Letters may also be e-mailed to our office at email@example.com or faxed to 731989-5008. Please say “Santa Letter” in the subject line.
Right: Stone Hill Pentecostal Church parking lot was the site of a fatal shooting in Reagan last Wednesday night where all involved were Chester County residents.
Photo by Julie Pickard, Independent
Snapped line sparks utility truck fire Photo by Julie Pickard, Independent
‘It could’ve been a lot worse’ were the words remarked by employees of Townsend Tree Service and fire officials Thursday morning as a utility truck caught fire at 225 East Third Street. According to the fire report, the boom of one truck got into the power lines causing the lines to snap. The live line then fell across the truck, grounding itself to the bottom of the truck igniting the tires. Townsend trimmers immediately put out flames with fire extinguishers they had on site. Although a Townsend employee was in the boom of the ignited truck when the fire started, there were no reported injuries. A Townsend employee said it is important to trim tree limbs and brush around power lines because the limbs could snap lines causing the same occurrence to residences.
New greens State’s largest single-night fundraiser breaks record with Mike Huckabee ready for play In June, Freed-Hardeman campus served to them by the ABC Radio Network in years. announced Mike very students that receive the He is the author of six books, at Chickasaw University Huckabee as the speaker for the scholarship money donated the most recent being Do the 45th Annual Advisory Board through this event. Right Thing, which spent its first Golf Course Benefit Dinner in the hopes of “A lot of people do events like seven weeks of release in the The Jack Nicklaus designed Chickasaw Golf Course will re-open its renovated putting greens this Friday, Nov. 27. After an eight-week growin, the greens are again ready for play at Chickasaw Golf Course. The course decided in September to renovate all of its putting surfaces to repair damage suffered during the summer. "Our vision to bring the best conditions to our customers will be realized through this renovation," said PGA Professional Jim Merry. Chickasaw Golf Course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design public golf facility built on the grounds of Chickasaw State Park. The course is managed by GDSI of Orlando, Fla.
once again raising $1 million for scholarships for the eighth consecutive year. “Each year I am amazed at the generosity of our donors and friends,” said Dave Clouse, vice president for university advancement. “This year is definitely no exception.” Clouse announced this week that the school had broken the previous fundraising record of $1,284,686 and has now surpassed the $1.3 million mark. “Considering the state of the economy and the challenges so many families have to face, this is an extremely important and special time at FHU,” said Clouse. “People believe in our mission and in our vision and I am excited about the future of this place.” About 3,000 are in line to attend the event and all of those participants will have a meal on
this, but I believe this is something that makes ours different. To be able to see the students, talk with them, listen to how grateful they are, it makes the dinner a lot more than a dinner… it makes it a time for us to thank our donors and friends,” said Clouse. Several entertainers throughout the night including Music City Swing of Nashville, The Leonard Small Situation of Jackson, and several students and alumni will join Huckabee as part of the festivities of the evening. Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, is the host of the number one rated weekend hit Huckabee on the FOX News Channel, and is heard three times daily across the nation on the Huckabee Report on the ABC Radio Network, the fastest growing new program on the
top 10 of the New York Times best-seller list. After his quest for the Republican nomination for president in 2008, in which he finished second to John McCain, he formed HuckPac to assist Republicans running for office nationwide and has amassed a volunteer army of thousands of activists in all 50 states. From 1996-2007, Huckabee served as the 44th governor of Arkansas and was recognized as a national leader, having been honored by several renowned publications and organizations for his numerous accomplishments. Governing Magazine named him as one of its “Public Officials of the Year” for 2005, TIME magazine honored him as one of the five best governors in America, and later in the same year, Huckabee received the American Association of Retired
HUCKABEE Person’s Impact Award. In 2007, he was presented with the Music for Life Award by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) for his commitment to music education. He served as the chairman of the prestigious National Governors Association as well as the Education Commission of the States and the Interstate Oil and Gas Commission. See FHU, Page 3-A
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Shooting been mistaken for a machete. The Chester County Sheriff’s Dept. apprehended both Terry and Dove. Terry was charged with unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and Dove was held
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FHU Huckabee became governor in July 1996 when his predecessor resigned. He was one of the youngest governors in the country at the time. Huckabee was elected to a full four-year term as governor in 1998, attracting the largest percentage of the vote ever received by a Republican gubernatorial nominee in Arkansas, and was reelected to another fouryear term in November 2002. Huckabee first was elected lieutenant governor in a 1993 special election and was elected to a full four-year term in
for further investigation. Tubbs was stopped on the same day of the shooting for a speeding violation on Rabbit Ranch Road and arrested around 3:30 p.m. for driving on a revoked license. He made his $1,500 bond and was released at 5:45 p.m. Terry and Pickett both faced their arraignment Tuesday morning in Henderson County
General Sessions court and have scheduled a next appearance for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 6. None of the parties involved in the shooting were members of the Stone Hill Pentecostal Church. Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke was out of town on business and could not be reached for any comment.
1994. He was only the fourth Republican to be elected to statewide office since Reconstruction. A significant part of his early adult life was spent as a pastor and denominational leader. He became the youngest president ever of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, the largest denomination in Arkansas. Huckabee led rapidly growing congregations in Pine Bluff and Texarkana. He said those experiences gave him a deep sense of the problems faced by individuals and families. Huckabee’s efforts to improve his own health have received national attention. Diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2003, he lost 110 pounds. Barely two years later, he had
completed four marathons: the 2005 and 2006 Little Rock Marathons, the Marine Corps Marathon, and the ING New York City Marathon. As a result of his accomplishments, The Road Runners Club of America named him its “Southern Region Runner of the Year” and USA Track & Field has named him their “Athlete of the Week” for the country. Continuing to call for a national emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle, Huckabee completed his fourth book, Quit Digging Your Grave With A Knife and Fork. This 12-stop program is a no-nonsense approach to managing one’s health through lifestyle change rather than a simple diet and
Photo by Julie Pickard, Independent
It’s been four years since the Chester County courthouse lawn donned a Christmas tree, and thanks to the generosity of a neighboring Christmas tree farm, one has returned. Standing at an impressive 18 feet tall the donated tree by Duncan Christmas Tree farm was placed on the lawn Monday afternoon just in time for the Christmas parade on Dec. 3. There is still time to enter the parade, the Chamber only requests you donate two bags of candy. Horse drawn carriages, hot chocolate and carolers will all be apart of the holiday affair. The parade will start at 7 p.m. starting at the First Baptist Church running to the Chester County Bank. If you have any questions, contact Patricia Ledford at the Chamber office at 989-5222. Pictured from left to right are Carter Scales, Bobby Gary, Jerry King, Patricia Ledford, and Barry Smith.
Guard at Henderson Headquarters mobilizes next week
Family and friends of Henderson police officer Kyle Connor gathered recently for a going away party as he preparing to deploy for Iraq. A member The 278th ACR Squadron, Connor is one of 49 guardsmen of the Tennessee National Guard headquartered in Henderson who will mobilize next week. The convoy is expected to leave Henderson at 7 a.m. Dec. 5 for Camp Shelby, Miss., and the last bus is expected to depart around 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Tennessee’s largest combat unit stretching from Kingsport to Henderson is a part of 3,318 troops statewide who will experience their second year-long tour of duty. They will train at Camp Shelby for two months until their overseas deployment in February. Residents wishing to bid a farewell to the soldiers are asked to congregate near Snookum’s and Shell on the respected mornings, the convoy will be turning left on Main Street making their way to Hwy. 100. Pictured from left: Deputy Dwayne Climer, HPD Officer Tim Crowe, Connor, Chief Tommy Davis, and Officer Kacey Clayton. exercise plan. Huckabee, 53, is an avid musician and is bass player in his rock-n-roll band, Capitol Offense, which has opened for artists such as Willie Nelson and the Charlie Daniels Band, and has played the House of Blues in New Orleans, the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, and for two presidential inauguration balls. He is featured each week in the musical segment of his FOX show with the FOX house band, “The Little Rockers.”
His hobbies include hunting, fishing, running, and music. He was named one of the 25 most influential people for conservation by Outdoor Life magazine, and has was named as Man of the Year by the American Sportfishing Association in 1997. The former governor and his wife, Janet, live in North Little Rock. They have three grown children: John Mark, David and Sarah. Huckabee joins a long list of impressive benefit
dinner speakers including, former President George Bush, Regis Philbin, Norman Schwarzkopf, Walter Cronkite, Tom Brokaw, Tim Conway, Elizabeth Dole and Barbara Bush. Sponsorships of all levels are available and patrons are urged to purchase their sponsorships and tickets early as the dinner usually sells out. A few tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 800-6303482 or by visiting www.fhu.edu.
Life & Style
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Memorials and donations to the Chester County library
Brentlee Burgess, daughter of Greg and Shannon Burgess of Henderson, celebrated her second birthday Nov. 7 with a puppy party at Jacks Creek School gym with family and friends. She has a brother, Bo Burgess, age 3. Grandparents are Ernest and Judy Burgess, Danny Jackson, and Phyllis Frye, all of Henderson. Great-grandparents are the late Alvin and Alma Burgess and the late Walter and Jean Allen, all of Florence, Ala., the late Fred and Izetta Frye of Scotts Hill, the late Dean Frye of Henderson, and Bill Hurst, the late Laverne Hurst and the late Dan Jackson, all of Jackson.
Hope all of you have a very blessed Thanksgiving. In all the hustle and bustle, pause for a few minutes and reflect on things you have been blessed with. The mission group left early Nov. 24. The trucks were filled to capacity. Remember them as they travel and will be away from their own families on Thanksgiving Day. They are asking that you please hold your items to donate until they resume travel in the spring. There was a meal at the center Saturday in honor of Jeff Pickett, who will soon deploy for overseas. He will be in our thoughts
“Staying Alive” could be the theme song Mr. Tom Turkey is singing this week. You must admit, if you were a turkey you’d keep your gobble to yourself. And this is definitely not the time of the season Mr. Tom needs to perform the “turkey trot” either. Lots of planning has been going on this week. Menus are being planned; grocery shoppers are hurrying to find good bargains; travel arrival times are being announced; and pumpkins will be brought in to make pies. Thanksgiving is family time with special dishes cooked for certain people. It is about taking our time to stir or simmer, and season until every room of our home is filled with that sweet smell and warmth of the holiday. It is a time to sit down with the people who mean the most to us and passing love around the table until every heart is full. It is a time to give thanks for all the blessings we have and sometimes take for granted. As we sit down with those we love let’s remember those in grief suffering their “first” Thanksgiving without their love ones; let’s
and prayers. On our prayer list are Summer Dare, Allen Rietz, Jamie Hardin, Forest Vest, Ray Bishop, Scott Lewis, Jim Cates, Cindy Piechocki, Rayford Mayfield, Sonny and Mickey Russell, Lysa Wilkes, Maurine Foster, Sally Gorman, Coy and Geraldine Jones, Betty Stout, and our military and their families. Happy birthday to Miranda Kinchen on Nov. 26; Jerry Kinchen and Alton Kinchen on Nov. 27; Luke Mayer and Hunter Turner on Nov. 28; Jeff Hilton on Nov. 29; and Donna Murphy and Keith Busby on Nov. 30. Happy anniversary to Jerry and Kathy Gatley on Nov. 26. Call 989-7523 with your news. Thought for the week: An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. Have a great week everyone! remember our soldiers far from their family dinner table; let’s remember those that are physically suffering; and let’s share with those less fortunate. If we do these things then our day will hold all the warmth, contentment, love, and peace of a truly happy Thanksgiving. For when we do for others our heavenly Father will do more for us. We are in a world that is often to busy. May we find little ways to slow our pace and enjoy simple things. Will you take the quiet moment of giving thanks for our many blessings? You’ll be glad you did. Reminder: We need to remember to help those that need us. Dennis Jackson lost his mother and wife this year. I knew his mother, Laverne Hurst. She always had a smile on her face. Perhaps we together can put a smile on Dennis’s face by showing support at the benefit at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Jacks Creek School. BBQ plates will be available for $8. There will also be games, a live auction, live music, and a gun raffle will be fun as we raise money to support Dennis due to severe sickness. Inspirational thought: Today is the first day of the rest of your turkey. May the wishbone you pull apart with a loved one, give you the wish you deserve. Are you going to wish for a white Christmas? Time is flying and so is Mr. Tom Turkey!
In memory of Helen Cooper by James and Ann Ballard. In memory of Martha Casey by Dr. and Mrs. Orman Campbell. In memory of Maurine Crowe by Nancy Canada. In memory of Martha Emily Hand by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Calvert. In memory of Jeff Baker by Wendy Siler, Leslie Hunt and Kim Scott. In memory of Daltyn Knipper by Donna Bishop and family and Anitta Carnell and family. In memory of Gate Durrance by Dianne Durrance and Brent, Shelby and Gracie Durrance. In memory of Joe David White by Clay and Nancy Canada. In memory of James E. and Virginia Reddin by Chris, Crystal, Madelyn, Blakely and Gunner Wilson. In memory of Fred Hite by the Sunday Night Book Club and by Wanda and David Black. In memory of Kenneth Perkins by Bryan, Debbie and Chance Isbell. In memory of Mallerie Graves by Damon, Becky, Carter, and Laura Beth Welch and by Noah’s Ark PreSchool. In memory of Madeline Teuton by Jimmy and Pam Cooper. Mary Collins donated Southern Living: Our Readers Top-Rated Recipes in honor of the Chester County Library Staff. Leo and Rosalyn Weaver donated Line of Duty in memory of Joe David White. Diane Jordan donated I Miss You: A First Look At Death; A Complete Guide to Tennessee Vegetable Gardening; and How to Build Huts, Forts, and Treehouses in memory of Fred Hite. Randy, Patricia, Clint and Chase Ross donated the DVD, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town in memory of Mallerie Graves. Blakeley Wilson was honored with a donation to the Birthday Book Club by her parents, Chris and Crystal, her sister, Madelyn, and her brother, Gunner. Correction: Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Hanna and Mrs. Mae Dell Chumney made a donation in memory of Al Nelson.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and remember to give thanks for all your many blessings. On our prayer list this week are Faye Carroll, Dennis Hall Latham, John Kent Sells, Jean Latham, Thelma and Lisa Peddy, Phillip Ross, Pam Priddy, Nancy McCaskill, Joanne Sells, Steve Morris, Ollie Dean Kennedy, Bill and Shirley Gaddy, Marie Bishop, Carolyn Potter, Dianne Wells, Nick Phillips, Judy Cagle, Joanne Altier, Maurine Foster, Joe Freeman,
Gathel Latham, Guy Austin, their caregivers, and our military personnel and their families. Happy anniversary to Kenneth and Peggy Hooper on Nov. 28. Birthday greetings to Jeff Sells, Jennifer Gatley and Doris McKinnie on Nov. 27; Phillip Burns, Paul Parker and Linda Bray on Nov. 28; April Connor and Joshua Britt on Nov. 29; Donald Jones and Mike King on Nov. 30; Elaine Smith, Christy Willis and Virginia Cole on Dec. 2; and Lynn Connor, Kirk Bray, Billy Frank Latham, Jay Parchman, Delphia Luck and Brenda Norwalk on Dec. 3. “If we learn how to give of ourselves, to forgive others, and to live with thanksgiving, we need not seek happiness. It will seek us.”
The Christmas party at the center will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, women should bring a $5 gift for women, men bring a gift for a man and children bring a child’s gift. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the spirit of Christmas. We will decorate the center for Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 1. If you can help, be there at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Congratulations to Ben Jones and Laura Walls, who were married on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the home of his mother, Gretchen Hanson. Ben is the grandson of the late Bob and Marge Hanson of Hickory Corner. Ben is deploying with 1-278 ACR National Guard leaving for Camp Shelby Dec. 6. The group will be deployed to Iraq in early 2010. Keep all our military and their
families in your prayers. Remember the sick in prayer. God knows every need and every problem. Happy birthday to Warren Garner on Nov. 23; Dennis Clayton on Nov. 24; and Michael Morrison, Velda Dye, Tim Smith and J.R. Hames on Nov. 29. Belated birthday wishes to Alfred Garner on Nov. 21; and Cindy Brewer and Burlin Weaver on Nov. 22. Remember our farmers in prayer. They have had a rough time getting their crops gathered. After weeks of rain, the weather cleared and they have been blessed with beautiful weather. They’ve been working day and night to get their cotton and beans harvested. Let us, on the day set aside for this purpose, give thanks to the Ruler of the Universe for the strength which He has vouchsafed us to carry on our daily labors and for the hope that lives within us of the coming of a day when peace and the productive activities of peace shall reign on every continent. – Franklin D. Roosevelt, Thanksgiving Day Proclamation – Oct. 31, 1939.
Hey you guys Ain’t it spiffy? Our little Emily is turning 50! Photo file to be purged The Chester County Independent’s photo file has reached its limit. On Jan. 1, 2010 we will begin to purge our files of submitted photos. We have photos in our files dating back five years or more, and they must go! If you have left photos of weddings, engagements, sports or other activities with the Independent, please come by our office and claim them by the end of the year, or forever hold your peace.
For those of you that haven’t researched the beginning of Thanksgiving and always wondered about it here it is: Thanksgiving was a centuries-old tradition held by most cultures around the world. After the autumn harvest, communities held three-day feasts, sharing meat, bread and beer. The first U.S. Thanksgiving was held between Sept. 21 and Nov. 11, 1621 in Massachusetts by 50 Plymouth Pilgrims and their 90 Wampanoag neighbors. Thanksgiving days were proclaimed annually by the US Congress from 1777 to 1783. George Washington declared Thanksgiving in 1789 and 1795, and John Adams in 1798 and 1799. James Madison declared Thanksgiving twice in 1815. None of these were celebrated in the autumn. Abraham Lincoln declared the next national Thanksgiving in April 1862. In 1863, he declared Thanksgiving for Aug. 6, and for the last Thursday in November. He went on to declare a similar Thanksgiving observance in 1864, establishing a precedent that was followed by Andrew Johnson in 1865 and by every subsequent president. After a few deviations of the day of celebration Thanksgiving was held on Dec. 7 in 1865, and Nov. 18 in 1869 - the last Thursday in November was proclaimed as the national Thanksgiving Day, but still not an official holiday. Thanksgiving remained a custom unsanctified by law until President Roosevelt signed a bill on Nov. 26, 1941 that established the fourth Thursday in November as the national Thanksgiving public holiday. Let’s keep in mind the main purpose for Thanksgiving and that is
for families and friends to unite and render unto God our sincere and humble thanks for His care and protection, thanking Him for His goodness and grace. On a sad note, new residents of our community, Daniel and Chrystal Barnes lost everything in a home fire on Smith Lane. They had only moved here in October. They have four children. We are asking for any donation you would like to make. They need girls’ size 7-8 clothes, and size 1 and 2 shoes; boys’ size 12 and size 1 and 2 shoes; ladies size 12 and 14 clothes and size 8 shoes; and men’s 36 x 36 pants, x-large shirts and size 12 shoes. Also, furniture will be needed soon. If you can donate clothing, furniture or a monetary donations, contact me or one of our Community Club officers. The Community Center will be open Saturday from 2-4 p.m. for drop-offs and I will be there if you want to make a monetary donation. Please put them on your prayer list. That is so devastating for a family and we are so sorry for their loss. On our prayer list are Jean Murley, Angela Benfield and Teresa Colbert. Happy birthday to Nancy Snider, Jim Barnett, and Shirley Cupples on Nov. 26; and Kim Mays and Mary Hanson on Nov. 29. I hope you all have a very happy day on your double holiday. The Friends of Chickasaw are in need of gallon milk jugs and ask that you save these and drop them off at the Park Ranger’s residence. As you know, they do an excellent job decorating the park for the Christmas season and the tour is spectacular. A lot of hard work goes into that for us. They need 1,800, so please help them out. Thought of the week: We are like tea bags-we don’t know our own strength until we’re in hot water. - Sister Busche Happy Thanksgiving everyone and let’s remember the less fortunate. Call me with your news at 983-0522.
CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, November 26, 2009 Page 5-A Chester County Independent archives, November 23, 1939
To Miss Dorothy Hearn (center) went the honor of becoming Chester County High School’s first Football Queen, crowned at a party for the team at the gymnasium Friday night. Named as her Maids were Miss Martha Belle McAdams (left) and Miss Mildred Williams (right). All were selected by student popular vote. E L E M E N TA RY ESSAY WINNERS – Winners of the Pentagon Club – Chester County Library sponsored essay contest from the elementary grades of school are pictured above. Front row, left to right, 8th grade 3rd place winner Melinda Mitchell; 8th grade, 2nd place winner Gail Gary, and 7th grade 2nd place winner Susan Scott. Back row, 7th grade, 1st place winner Doug Kittrell, 8th grade, 1st place winner Darla Lemmons and 7th grade 3rd place winner Charles Roby. Charles is a student at West Chester and the other winners attend East Chester.
Chester County Independent archives, November 27, 1969
Only Yesterday ‘Dorothy Hearn Is Crowned Football Queen’ From the files of the Chester County Independent November 23, 1939 “Dorothy Hearn Is Crowned Football Queen At C. C. H. S.” “Chester County High’s Football Party, henceforth to be an annual event, was greatly enjoyed by nearly 275 students and faculty members who gathered at the gymnasium Friday night to witness the crowning of the school’s first Football Queen, see letters awarded the team stalwarts, and learn the name of next year’s captain. “Honors as Queen went to Miss Dorothy Hearn, petite and attractive senior, picked by popular vote of the student body Thursday, but her identity kept secret until the actual crowning. “Chosen as her royal maids were Misses Mildred Williams and Martha Belle McAdams, pretty and charming blond and brunette, both juniors. Their selection, too, had remained a secret. “The football captaincy next year is to be shared dually by Ray Lawson and Henry Holland, the vote having been a tie when team members balloted for their 1940 leader.” “Welcome Stranger” “Mr. and Mrs. Willie E. Smith of Silerton are the parents of a 9 ½ pound daughter, born Saturday. She is their seventh child. “Mr. and Mrs. David Massengill of near Enville announce the birth of a 10-pound son Nov.14.” November 25, 1949 “Roy Simmons, Jr. Gets High Honor” “Twenty-eight University of Tennessee students have been selected for recognition in the 1949-1950 edition of ‘Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; - the highest honor any student may receive in college. Of the twentyeight selected Mr. Roy Simmons, Jr, of Henderson is one.” “Births” “Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Stewart of Henderson announce the birth of a son on Nov. 20. He has been named Kenneth Thomas. “Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Smith of Henderson are announcing the birth of a daughter, Patricia Ann, at Webb Williamson Hospital in Jackson on Nov. 2.
“Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Holmes of Bethel Springs are the proud parents of a daughter who was born Nov. 1. She has been named Julia Gail. “Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Wright of Finger are announcing the arrival of a son, Ronnie Dale, on Nov. 3. “Mr. and Mrs. David Massengill of Enville are the parents of a daughter born Nov. 5. She has been given the name Joy Frances. “Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Brasher of Beech Bluff are announcing the birth of a son, Joseph Arnold on Nov. 5. “Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Russell of Henderson are the parents of a daughter. Patsy Ray who arrived Nov. 5. “Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Jones of Route 3, Henderson announce the birth of a daughter on Nov. 12. She has been given the name Sharon Coleen. “Mr. and Mrs. Leo Haltom of Henderson are the proud parents of a baby daughter, Patricia Ann, who arrived Nov. 18. “Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Wright of Enville are announcing the birth of a daughter on Nov. 18. She has been named Nita Mae. “Mr. and Mrs. William Mack Roark of Henderson announce the birth of a son, William Mack, Jr., on Nov. 12. “Mr. and Mrs. Grady Terry of Henderson announce the arrival of a son on Nov. 9. He has been named Dannie Lee. “Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Conner of Henderson are the proud parents of a boy, Sammy Clark, who was born Nov. 2. “Mr. and Mrs. Neal White of Henderson announce the birth of a daughter, Barbara Jane, on Oct. 27. “Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Pickett of Henderson announce the arrival of a daughter on Nov. 19. Frances Norice is the name given this young lady.” November 27, 1959 “Larry Wright Stars On Air Force Grid Team” “Word has been received here of a service football game, played in Tripoli, North Africa, in which Larry Wright of Henderson starred for the Air Base Wing Green Hornets as they defeated the Material Devils, another service squad, 20 to 0. “Wright, candidate for ‘Back of the Year’ in Service teams, rolled for a grand total of 289 yards – 248 yards on the ground and 41 yards in the air.”
KATHY BAILEY “Kathy Bailey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Bailey, has received the D.A.R. Good Citizenship Award at Chester County High School. Her selection was based on service, dependability, patriotism, and leadership. “Kathy is editor of the school paper, a member of the Honor Club, Commercial Club, F.H.A., and vicepresident of the Future Teachers Club. She was named most studious girl in the senior class.” November 27, 1969 “State’s Economy Is Slowing Down” “Significant drops in bank debits, cotton consumption and real estate mortgage loans for the month of August clearly illustrate the slowdown in Tennessee’s economic expansion, the University of Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research said Thursday. “Cotton consumption declined nearly 42 per cent from July’s unusually high index. The adjusted estimate of soft coal production increased slightly for July and 17 per cent for August, but total production for the year to date was 11 percent below 1968.” “Drive In Restaurant Damaged By Fire” “The Queen’s Cup, a drive-in restaurant located on Highway 45S, was damaged by fire at about 8:00 p.m. Wednesday when a pan of grease caught fire in the kitchen. “Firemen report most of the damage was confined to the kitchen area. Raymond Davis is operator of the drive-in facility.”
This column disappeared last week; I sent it in on Sunday as usual, so I guess it’s floating around in space somewhere. So to repeat birthdays: Happy birthday wishes go to Jessica Harwell on Nov. 21; Dennis Phillips, Mark Dilday and Casey Weatherington on Nov. 22; Megan Bishop, Brandon Culpepper and Teralee Haley on Nov. 23; and Tommy Wade, Cheri
Hutcherson and Jarrett Jarrett on Nov. 24. Happy birthday wishes for this coming week go to Nancy Summers on Nov. 26; Mackenzie Culpepper on Nov. 27; Brittany Tomlin on Nov. 29; Keith Busby on Nov. 30; Rick Ooley, Larry Martin and Bobby Campbell on Dec. 1; and Linda Wade and Shelby Martin on Dec. 2. I am not aware of any anniversaries. Let’s pray for the sick, our military and their families, along with peace for our world. If you have something for this article, church events, birthdays, anniversaries, fundraisers or announcements, call me at 989-0212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanted: Your winter recipes Twinkling lights are beginning to outline neighborhoods and children are earnestly searching the skies for a glimpse of Santa out for a test run in the sleigh. It is time for Christmas cookies! We would like to share your favorite Christmas and winter recipes with our readers throughout the season. Submit your holiday party or gift recipes (breads, finger foods, pies, cookies, etc.,) to The Chester County Independent, in care of Holly Roeder, at P.O. Box 306, Henderson, TN
38340; or online at email@example.com.
Library closed for holiday The Chester County Library will be closed November 26-28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. On Thursday, Dec. 3, the library will close at 5 p.m. instead of the customary 7 p.m. due to the Henderson Christmas parade.
Upcoming Events at The Ned John Berry will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, at the Ned R. McWherter Cultural Arts Center at 315, E. Main St. in Jackson. Tickets are on sale at the Civic Center Box Office or by calling 425-8587. The Jackson Children’s and Teen Theatre will present the annual performance of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Tickets are $5 for the matinee, evening performance is $8, and $9 the day of the show. Tickets are available at The Ned office, call 425-8397 or 425-8396.
McNairy Hee-Haw Show The McNairy County Christmas HeeHaw Show will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at McNairy County High School Little Theater. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
Christmas Parades The Henderson/Chester County Christmas parade is slated for Dec. 3 and will start rolling at 7 p.m. Interested parties can visit the chamber office on Main Street to pick up entry forms. The Decaturville Christmas parade will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7. Line-up will be at 5 p.m. To register a float, band or vehicle, call Betty Blankenship at 852-3444 or Decaturville City Hall at 852-2034. Cash prizes will be awarded.
Benefit for Dennis Jackson There will be a benefit for Dennis Jackson, who is suffering from stage four lung cancer, starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Jacks Creek School gym. Barbecue plates will be available for $8 each. There will also be games, a live auction and live music. Chances are being sold for a Remington 870 shotgun, fleece blanket and a $200 Walmart card. For more information, call 989-3454 or 967-2150.
Benefit for Cami Taylor There will be a benefit for Cami Taylor from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Chester County High School. Fish and chicken plates will be sold, and there will be entertainment. Cami, daughter of Celeste Taylor and Quinten Trice, is a student at Chester County High School and has been fighting an illness for about two years.
Loving Paws Fundraisers Loving Paws Animal Rescue is having a fundraiser from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at PetSmart on Vann Drive in Jackson. You can get your pets’ picture made with Santa on this day. Volunteers are needed to play Santa (the suit and padding is provided) and to help with the pets. Refreshments will be available. Loving Paws receives a portion of each picture packet. To volunteer or for information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, there will be a Garland Class at Randolph’s Greenhouses, 1690 Airways Blvd. in Jackson. Cost of the class is $35 and all proceeds go to Loving Paws. For more information, call 422-2768 or visit www.randolphsgreenhouses.com.
Holiday Tour of Homes Tickets are currently available for the 2009 Holiday Tour of Homes scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, which will feature five very distinct Chester County homes. Tickets are $8 in advance and are available at the Carl Perkins Center. This year’s tour includes the homes of Joe and Ramay Noles, Anthony and Christy Moody, Richard and Lee Ann West and Trent and Suzanne Scott. Henderson City Hall will also be featured on the tour. Call 989-7222 for more information.
Free Prostate Screening The East Jackson Family Medical Center, 655 Lexington St., will be offering a free prostate screening to all uninsured men age 40 and over from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Appointments must be scheduled by calling the West Tennessee Cancer Center at 541-5087.
Chickasaw Park Lighting Chickasaw State Park will host its 18th annual Lighting of the park from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 11-13. There will be electric lights as well as 2,500 candle luminaries. Santa Claus will be present. For more information, call the park office at 989-5141 or 1-800-4581752.
Cash Express collecting items for underprivileged For the fourth consecutive year, Cash Express located at 105 W. Main in Henderson, is collecting toys, canned food and coats for the underprivileged. Cash Express has teamed up with the Carl Perkins Center at 113 E. Main to distribute these items. Anyone in need of help can contact Janeane Moore of the Carl Perkins
Center. Items can be dropped off at either location. Coats will be cleaned by West Side Cleaners.
UMW Annual Pecan Sale The United Methodist Women are offering pecans for sale at $8 per pound. Specialty pecans such as chocolate covered pecans are available in limited quantities and are also $8 each. The pecans are available at the following businesses: First State Bank Main Branch and East Branch; Dr. Stuart Rogers’s Office; Merle Norman; Henderson Home Furnishings; Simmons Lumber Company; the Chester County Independent or from any United Methodist Woman. Proceeds will go toward new ministries.
‘Fight Like A Girl’ Shirts available “Fight Like A Girl” shirts are available at Clayton Bank and Trust in Henderson. Short sleeve T-shirts $10; long sleeve T-shirts $15; sweatshirts $20; and hooded sweatshirts $25. Any of the above items can be ordered (allow two to three weeks). Shirts are chocolate with “Fight Like A Girl” in pink. Fifty percent of each sale benefits the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Chester County.
Jackson Rural Development meetings The Jackson Rural Development Area Office holds meetings from 9–11 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month in the conference room of Henderson City Hall, 121 Crook Ave. A rural development specialist will be available to assist with rural housing applications. To set up an appointment, call 668-2091.
Recycle cell phones The Chester County Senior Center and the Chester County Solid Waste Department have joined together to recycle cell phones. You may drop them off at Miller’s Big Star, all five convenience centers or the Senior Center. It helps the environment and is a fundraiser for the Senior Center. Used ink cartridges are also recycled.
Family History Books available at library The Chester County Family History Book, Volume I, and the Chester County Pictorial Book, Volume II, can be picked up at the Chester County Library.
Alcoholics Anonymous The Henderson group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. each Tuesday (closed discussion), 8 p.m. on Thursdays (open discussion) and 3 p.m. on Sundays (open discussion and big book). Meetings are now located at First United Methodist Church on North Ave. in Henderson. For more information, call 989-8348.
Hospice volunteers needed Hospice of West Tennessee is looking for volunteers to sit with cancer patients, run errands, read to them and provide companionship. Hospice volunteers are needed in Henderson and surrounding towns. For more information, call 664-4220.
Volunteers needed to deliver meals Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to shut-ins one day per month. Call the Chester County Senior Center at 989-7434 and ask for Judy Stanfill.
Quilt Guild meets monthly The Henderson Quilt Guild (Quilters Without a Clue) meets the third Saturday of every month at the Chester County Library from 9:30 to noon. Beginner quilters, experienced quilters and non-quilters are all welcome. Bring your current project, your questions and ideas along with you. Quilting lessons will begin based on interest. For more information, call Gladys at 989-3875 or Colette at 983-5962.
Loving Paws Fundraiser Loving Paws Rescue is having a special fundraising campaign to raise money to treat nine heartworm positive dogs. All the money received in the collection canisters is now designated for heartworm treatments rather than general funds. If you wish to donate, an account has been set up at Chester County Bank for heartworm treatments. Donations can be mailed to LPR, PO Box 95, Luray, TN 38352. For information, email email@example.com or call 9890319.
Word Weavers meets each month Word Weavers, a local writing group, meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Chester County Library. Word Weavers is a group for anyone interested in writing. Visitors are welcome.
Head Start Program The Head Start Program is for 3- and 4year-old children of low-income families. Applications are taken Monday through Friday at the Southwest Human Resource Building located on White Ave. For information, call 989-5111.
Not that bad after all Dear Editor, Sometimes I feel really bad when I consider the amount of money I have donated to charities or other worthy causes during my 24 years of life. I mean I have only had a full-time job for a little over two years and I currently make right at $14,500 but that does not excuse the fact that I have given almost nothing to anybody. Honestly, it makes me feel like a bad person. Well, like any bad person I can also rationalize my giving and for a few short moments I will attempt to make myself feel better and maybe some of you. I was looking at my paycheck just yesterday and I was noticing the FICA deduction along with 250 other deductions and I realized something for the first time in my life. I am, in fact, a charitable person. I have held different jobs since I was 17 years old and we all know one of the best things about a job is the taxes we get to pay. I truly believe that we get more back (in services) from our government than what we pay into the system. I mean I really believe that. You cannot put a price on what the men and women of our armed forces do every day. For the most part, we have efficient roads and emergency response teams just to name a few of the services. That being said, we also work hard to pay for benefits that we may never use. Medicaid, food stamps, and jobless benefits would be just a few examples. I am not making an argument against giving but rather I am just attempting to help the other Scrooges of the world realize that you might not be that bad of a person after all. Jacob Horn Henderson
Thursday, November 26, 2009
CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, November 26, 2009
CITY OF HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT November 16, 2009 Ricky Steward, 48, 471 Mifflin Ave., was arrested and charged with domestic aggravated assault. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $50,000 bond. November 17, 2009 A vehicle was reportedly vandalized while parked at Eddie’s Auto Repair on North Church. The glass had been broken out of a window. It was not known if anything was missing at the time of the report. November 19, 2009 Alan Dewayne Davis, 26, 1595 Lott Road, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. Cody James Bolding, 18, 145 Dusty Lane, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of
the drinking age law. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,050 bond. William Bradley Wells, 18, 150 Ebb Goff Lane, was arrested and charged with reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of the drinking age law. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,300 bond. November 20, 2009 Aaron Ross, 19, 607 Mifflin Ave., was arrested and charged with theft of property $1,000 - $9,999. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $5,000 bond. November 22, 2009 A resident on Shannon Drive exited his home to find his vehicle with all doors slightly open. It was not known if anything was missing at the time of the report. A can full of change was reportedly taken from a vehicle on Shannon Drive. The can reportedly con-
tained approximately $40. CITY OF HENDERSON FIRE DEPARTMENT November 19, 2009 8:58 a.m. – Third Street, power line down on tree service bucket truck. CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT November 16, 2009 Jamarious Antaquan Collier, 21, Jackson, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 bond. Jamison J. Surratt, 23, 210 Lon Winn Lane, was arrested and charged with manufacture/deliver/sell of a controlled substance. He was released after posting a $5,000 bond. November 18, 2009 Gregory Earl Tubbs, 37, Reagan, was arrested and charged with driving on a cancelled/revoked or sus-
pended license, violation of the vehicle financial responsibility act and violation of the vehicle registration law. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,500 bond. November 19, 2009 Darvoun Keyvan Watson, 19, Saltillo, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $1,000 bond. November 20, 2009 Brandon Bailey Foster, 40, Lexington, was arrested and charged with failure to pay child support. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $500 cash bond. Albert Brandon Humphries, 24, 380 Jones Lane, was arrested and charged with filing a false report. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $5,000 bond. November 23, 2009 Matthew McIntyre, 19,
Long-time dealer adds new brand A long-time Chester County business has added a new line of merchandise. Henson Tractor Company, at 830 East Main Street, has added Deutz-Fahr line of tractors to go along with its long-time brand, New Holland. The business hosted an open house last Friday, and owner Jimmy Henson was very pleased with the response. Henson said most dealers have two to three different lines of tractors, so he began looking for a second line for his business. A lot of people were interested in the DeutzFahr line, so they looked closely at adding what many people consider one of the best lines of tractors in the world. Jimmy Henson’s son, Darryl, is not easily impressed, so he at first was skeptical about adding this new line. But after investigating the quality of the Deutz-Fahr, he was sold. “Some options on other brands are standard features on Deutz,” said
Photo by James A. Webb, Independent
Customers look over the new line of tractors, DeutzFahr, recently added to the inventory at Henson Tractor on East Main St. Deutz-Fahr is well-known as one of the most fuel-efficient tractors on the market. Jimmy Henson. “Deutz is sturdier and also less expensive than the New Holland.” Deutz-Fahr is considered one of the most fuelefficient diesel engines in the world. Henson has models ranging from 40 up to 200 horsepower. Henson has been in business at its present location since 1976, after relocating from the previ-
ous location on Washington Street.
Finger, was arrested and charged with violation of an order of protection. He was released from the Chester County jail after posting a $2,000 bond. CHESTER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT November 21, 2009 8:41 a.m., 90 Smith Lane, house fire, Deanburg Volunteer Fire Department responding. CHESTER COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT No Reports. CHESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT Jeremy R. Henley, 20
Howard Road, was found to be in violation of probation. His probation was revoked and he was ordered to serve the original sentence imposed of two years in a TDOC facility. He will receive 204 days of Community Corrections program credit. Josh Parker, 28, was found to be in violation of probation. His probation was partially revoked and he was ordered to serve 11 months and 29 days in the Chester County jail, concurrent with a General Sessions case. He was also ordered to successfully complete long term treatment of six months or more and intensive probation following release.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Obituaries Morris Privett
Susan Plunk Butler
Date of Death – Nov. 14, 2009 Morris Privett, 87, of Jacks Creek, died Nov. 14, 2009, at Chester County Health Care. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Casey Chapel with Bro. Paul Roaten officiating. Burial followed at East Laurel Cemetery in Madison County. Mr. Privett was born and reared in Crockett County, son of the late J.H. and Rosa Privett Privitt. He went to school in Crockett County. He married Mary Elizabeth Singleton in 1945, and they made their home in Chester County and Madison County where Mr. Privett farmed and drove a truck. Mrs. Privett died in 1980. He continued to live in Madison County and farm. He married Mary Pollock in 1990 and they made their home at Jacks Creek. He retired in 2005. He was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Mary Pollock Privett of Jacks Creek; two sons, James Edward Privitt (Glenda) of Jackson and Larry Privett (Rhonda) of Henderson; three daughters, Doris Lumsden (Ron) and Wanda Hill (Bobby), all of Henderson, and Linda Bridger of Jackson; two stepchildren, Mary Schewe of Jacks Creek and James Sadler of Mesa, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren, 29 greatgrandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; four brothers, Earl Privitt and Kuron Privitt, both of Humboldt, J.D. Privett of Pekin, Ill., and Lloyd Privitt of Decaturville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Privett, and two sisters, Irene Ellington and Eva Privett.
June 2, 1946 – Nov. 22, 2009 Susan Plunk Butler, 63, of Henderson, died Nov. 22, 2009, following a long illness. Funeral services were held Nov. 24 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel with Rev. Glenn Hill Officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery on Talley Store Road at Henderson. She was born to the late Vaudie Monroe and Alene Sanford Plunk and was married to Al Butler on May 29, 1980. She graduated with honors from Chester County High School, where she was on the regional winning basketball team. She attended Freed-Hardeman College and received her BA and Master’s degree in education at Memphis State University. After graduation, she served as counselor at MSU, and later taught in South Carolina, Mississippi and Georgia. She finished her 30year teaching career at Alexander Elementary School in Jackson. She loved teaching, conducted Sunday school classes and initiated Sunday school classes in Jackson for underprivileged children. She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Henderson, was active on a mission trip to Estonia and Russia, and was an active member of the West Tennessee Emmaus. All tax deductible memorials should be mailed to West Tennessee Emmaus, P.O. Box 10741, Jackson, TN 38308. She is survived by her husband, Al Butler, one daughter, Sarah Finley Ellis (Joe), and two grandchildren, Benjamin and Isaac Ellis, all of Henderson; two stepdaughters, Pamela Ray (Gary) of Memphis and Peggy Johnson (Jim) of Seymour; one stepson, Samuel Butler of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and two sisters, Patsy Bulliner (Jack) and Janis McCall (Joel), all of Henderson. Chester County Independent
Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 26, 2009
Georgia Ann Ramirez Date of Death – Nov. 16, 2009 Georgia Ann Ramirez, 73, of Dekalb, Ill., died Nov. 16, 2009, at her home in the presence of her loving family. Funeral services were held Nov. 19 at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main Street, (corner of Rt. 64 and Rt. 25), St. Charles, Ill. Georgia was a devoted member of the Sycamore Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of McNairy County Hospital in Selmer, and enjoyed her volunteer work while in the auxiliary for many years. She was active in the visitation group at Henderson Church of Christ visiting nursing homes and the homebound every Sunday afternoon. She retired after 20 years of service with Ameritech Services in Chicago. She will always be remembered as the consummate “Matchmaker,” “Cake Baker,” and “Caregiver.” She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ernest M.; three children, Jeffrey M. (Suzanne) Ramirez of Maple Park, Ill., Mark (Deanna) Ramirez of Aurora, Ill., and Libby (Dan) Johnson of St. Charles, Ill.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She considered her aunts and uncles as brothers and sisters who she was raised with, James Beene (Wanda) of Bethel Springs, Curtis (Fae) Beene, Jere Beene and Sue Burgund, all of Henderson, and Onnie Houska of Jackson. She was preceded in death by her parents Travis Davis and Vela Romines, B.W. Beene, Howard Beene, Marie Kennedy, Marjorie Stanfill, Lloyd Russell Beene, and granddaughter Jenny Flaherty. Contributions may be made to The American Lung Association or Sycamore Church of Christ. For information, call 630-584-0060 or visit yursfuneralhomes.com. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 26, 2009
Greg Tubbs Date of Death – Nov. 18, 2009 Greg Tubbs, 37, of Reagan, died Nov. 18, 2009. Graveside services were held Nov. 22 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Humboldt. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Greg was an employee at B and G Fabrication in Henderson for the past 15 years. He is survived by two sons, Cody Tubbs of Henderson and Dylan Tubbs of Dyer; his sons’ mother, Dawn Tubbs of Dyer; his stepmother, Margaret Tubbs of Reagan; a brother, Shane Barnes of Ft. Worth, Texas; and a sister, Kathy Coomer of Fruitland. He also leaves behind a longtime companion, Regina Colwell, and two special little girls, Hannah and Melea. He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Earl Tubbs, and a brother, Michael Tubbs. Chester County Independent (Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 26, 2009
(Henderson, Tenn.) Nov. 26, 2009
Gospel Singing Mt. Gilead Baptist Church presents “Bluff City Quartet” in concert at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29. All are invited to attend. There is no charge but a love offering will be received. For more information, contact the church office at 645-8868 or Mike Hollaway at 610-1077.
Christmas Celebration with Harvest Time Harvest Time Church of God in Christ will hold its first annual Christmas dinner with newly appointed Pastor Cleophas A. Cherry and First Lady Marbalene Cherry at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Chester County Senior Center. Contact Maureen Priddy at 6086930 for ticket information. For more information, call Pastor Cherry I at 438-0539, Juanita Szaabo at 571-0339, or e-mail Juanita Szaabo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Food Pantry A free food pantry is set up for the needy only from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, at Montezuma United Methodist Church. Take Hwy. 45 South from Henderson, turn right on Montezuma Road (across from Estes Church of Christ), the church is located three miles on the right. Drive around to the back of the church. Due to overwhelming response, the requirements for baskets are: Must be Chester County resident; picture ID for all adults; SS cards for the household; proof of address, household income, custody for children; verification of children’s ages; your actual utility or rental bill; proof of household monthly expenses and loss/crisis (layoff notice or doctors’ excuse); DL may be required. For those who don’t have transportation, call 608-1038 or 695-9497.
Early bird service The Henderson Church of Christ worship hour is carried over WFHU 91.5 at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. The program includes recorded acappella singing, prayer, scripture reading, and a live sermon.
Prayer requests For special prayer requests or needs call 989-0326 or 989-7563. Services at Jacks Creek Apostolic Church are at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The church is located at 150 McAdams Loop in Jacks Creek. Brent Daniel is the pastor.
Through the eyes of a child We may be surprised to learn how much in our society some parents shelter their children from experiencing grief. It is important for parents to discuss this topic with their children, but what if they do not know how or are uncomfortable about the idea. Perhaps they have not been taught to approach the experience in a most natural and humane manner themselves, thus they do not know how to instruct their preschool or kindergarten age child. In her book, Should The Children Know, Marguerita Rudolph shares a number of different perspectives parents have used when asked how they should approach talking about the death of a classmate to their children. Some of the examples given were, ‘tell them they moved,’ or ‘went to visit a relative out of town.’ As we should expect, when children do learn of a loss they often surprise us with how well they respond. This is not
to say t h e y are not affected b y grief, b u t t h e y a r e DAVID COY capable of coping very well, especially when surrounded by love and support. Children are naturally curious. They may ask all sorts of questions, such as ‘Why did the person die,’ or they may make comments from their own experiences, as ‘I had a pet gerbil die’. Children experience the same emotions as their adult family members, sorrow, anger, or acceptance and denial. They are responsive and resilient to loss. We should attend to their needs also. As always, be honest with them. A resource that may help; Edgar N. Jackson, Telling A Child About Death. Sponsored by w w w. s h a c k e l f o r d f u neraldirectors.com
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Turkey Tales How do you cook a turkey? We asked elementary school experts, but donít take our word for it... East Chester Elementary Takes her turkey to Uncle Eddie and he fries it in his deep fryer - Missy Geary Buy a turkey and put it in the oven at 300 degrees for five minutes. - David Showers Take the feathers off before you cook a turkey. - Logan Kehler Put it in the oven, poke out the eyes, take out the feathers and put it on 300 for five minutes. - Jusino Prather Unwrap it, put it in the stove in a pan, set it on a number; take it out and check on it take it out and eat it - Kennedy Welch We would go hunting and catch one. Then I would tell my mom to cut all the feathers off with scissors, we would cut his head and legs off with scissors too. Then we would put him on a pan; I would put something on him that was good for you like macaroni and cheese and cook it and eat it - Megan Geiger Go to the woods and kill it with a bow and arrow, take it home and skin it with a knife, cut the legs and head off, cut the tail off, cut the bones out, put it in the stove and turn the skillet on and cook it for 10 minutes, then we eat it - Tyricus Burton Shoot a turkey in the forest, bring it home and put some salt on it, take the legs and feathers and the head off with a knife, put it in the oven and bake it for maybe 4 minutes and take it out and eat it. - Nathan Shirley Carry to someone else to fix - Krista Walton it
Shoot it and cook - Madelyn Wilson
Kill the turkey and cook it put salt on it and eat it - Lauren Hall I would like to cook a turkey - Gavin Cermak I donít know I havenít cooked one before - Jimmy Davidson You kill it. You take off all the feathers. You cook it. - Chase Mickens He doesnít really know. He would say with peanut butter. - Jacob Collins He doesnít know and his mom doesnít know
- Alex Arnold You cook it and then let it dry off then eat it. - Makenzie Matthews Cook it for 20 minutes on one side and 20 minutes on the other. - Nick Evans
Michelle Hopkinsí Kindergarten Class Cook it in the oven - Robbie Novak Pull feathers off and put it in the fire and cook it - Jackson Knoell Take feathers and put in the oven - Atlanta Adkins Put it on the grill or stove with seasoning - Zander Camp Take the feather off, cook it in the oven and eat it - Katie Morris Put it in the oven - Mia Dyer Cook turkey in stove - John Palmer Put in the the microwave and oven - Emma Barnes Put it in the oven and take it out let it cool and then eat it - Gary Roeder Go find a turkey cook it in the oven, take it out and eat it - Carter Welch
Michelle Reddinís First Grade Kill it. Skin it. Fluff it. Eat it. - Hunter Harwell Go to store and buy one. Cook it and heat it up and then eat it. - Alayna Schafer Buy it. Open it and then start to cook it. Then put it on a plate and give it to the family. - Danielle Reeves I donít know. I never made turkey before. Guess you shoot it. I donít know. - Ryan Stewart Catch it. Heat it up. Put garlic, pepper, some rice in it and eat it. - Abby Pickett Kill it and take the blood out. Cook it and eat it. - Jason Neisser Take feathers off by hand and put cinnamon on it and some maybe butter. Then fry it on a grill. - Meadow Elway Put it on the grill and put it on the stove. Put it on a fire. - Jonathan Timmer Well my momma buys a turkey then we cook it and then we put salt on it then we eat it then we give the bones to the dogs and thatís all. - Justin Keen
Put in the oven and wait until it gets nice and brown and then eat it - Jada Arnold
We put it in the oven for 3 Ω hours and then we roast it and put salt on it and then its done. - Chastity Pusser
Catch a turkey and throw it in the microwave - Lawson Young
You shoot it. I think youÖthen you cook it and thatís it. - Megan Greenway
Put it in the oven and grill and cut the head off and eat it - Jordon Kilzer
Cook it and put salt on it and I donít know. - Ethan Termuhlen
Stuff it with food and put in the oven - Jericho Heimbach
I would say go get it from the market and bring it home and I would put it in a pan. I would turn the fryer on and when I got done cooking ummÖI would get a plate and ummÖI would put it on the table and eat it. - Lindsey Miller
Cut off feathers and head and put it in the oven, then put it on the table and cut and eat it - Kyra Brunning Put it in the oven - Clinikque Douglas Put it in the microwave and take it out before it burns - Samual Hannis Shoot some turkeys then cook them - Alli Stephenson
Walk to the store and find turkey. Bake it at 20 degrees for 5 minutes. Put stuff on it and then you have a turkey. - Matiann Smith
Catch a turkey and cook it - Tucker Allen
Go to the store and get turkey. Cook in kitchen and eat. - Emily Wood
Shoot it, bring it home, tear off feathers, cook and bring it the the table and start eating! - Joshua Puente
Shoot the turkey. Put in refrigerator. Heat in oven. Last you cook it and eat it. - Austin Vest
Jacks Creek Elementary
Kill the turkey. Cook turkey in stove for 15 minutes on really hot. Take out
and cool. Eat it. - Morgan Pusser Shoot the turkey and draw out the blood out. Cook it I think. Put in big pan and cook 10 minutes. - Hayden Tucker Shoot turkey. Cook in oven 50 minutes. Oven has to be real hot. Eat turkey with a fork. - Case Evans
West Chester Elementary Susan Brownís Kindergarten Class You get a turkey and you take it home and put it in a bag. Then you put it in the freezer for 5 hours and then you put it in the oven for 5 minutes. You take it out and put it on a pan and you eat it. - Kirstin Metcalfe First you put it in the oven for 1 second on hot degrees. Then you take it out of the oven and put it on the table until it cools. - Zoey Zdravkov You cook it for 2 hours and then eat it. - Dafne Perez
You kill it and then you bake it for 30 minutes. Then take it out of the oven and then it looks like a nice turkey with back bones sticking out. There are little humps on the bones. You need to cook some squash with it. Thatís all. - Bert Lott Go outside and hunt for a turkey. Then shoot it with an arrow. Put the turkey in a pot and then put chicken and popcorn and roast beef together. Cook it all for 51 minutes. Then we eat it. - Alex Jones First you would put it in a pan then put it in the oven. You need to cook it for 3 minutes and then get it out of the oven. Then you eat it. - Josie Frye I would shoot it with a gun then run with it home to cook it. Put it in the oven for 100 minutes. Eat it. - Gavin Crawford I would buy a turkey from the store. Then I would take it home and cook it for 8 hours. Then take it out of the oven and have it for supper. - Paisley Cook First I would kill it and then take it home. Then cook it for 5 minutes in a pan. Then eat it. - Ariel Butler First I would take
a bone and build it like a turkey. Then I would get a lot of bread and put it on the bones. I would cook it for 7 minutes at 17 degrees. Get it out and it will look like a turkey. - James Alexander Take the skin off of the turkey then take the feathers off. Next you need to take the legs off of the turkey and put it in the oven for 1 minute. Then take it out and then you eat it. - Landon Huff
CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, November 26, 2009
Let US have a little Christmas SWHRA to reach out to seniors during the holidays The Golden Years are known as the years that we work towards and long for as a time that we can finally do those things that we envision. However, for many, those Golden Years have become a time of loneliness and need. As a result, Southwest Human Resource Agency (SWHRA) will endeavor to help relieve some of these difficulties during the upcoming holiday season and cold, winter months. “As part of our Community Outreach, we want to touch the lives of seniors who might otherwise have no contact during this Christmas season,” stated SWHRA Community Outreach Director Patti Pickler. “That is how our project ‘Let US Have a Little Christmas’ was born—the ‘US’ stands for underwear and socks.” SWHRA currently serves almost 900 seniors in eight Southwest
Tennessee counties. Therefore, it is the goal of the agency to promote fundraising efforts to serve the many seniors in Chester (93), Decatur (72), Hardeman (83), Hardin (90), Haywood (111), Henderson (105), Madison (227), and McNairy (113) counties. Due to cost of living increases, medication, utilities, and various essential needs, sometimes the basics of these economically disadvantaged, homebound seniors are overlooked. For that reason, SWHRA would like to step in and help. The agency is merely asking for donations of underwear (men’s and/or ladies), socks, personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, powder, etc.), blankets, or lap throws for these individuals. “You can make a monetary donation to the SWHRA administrative office at P.O. Box 264, Henderson, TN 38340,”
Pictured, left to right, are Mike Smith, Patti Pickler, Barbara Buss, and Troy Kilzer. according to SWHRA Senior Services Director Barbara Buss. “If you would like to donate items, you may drop them off at your local SWHRA Community Service Center by Monday, Dec. 14.” If you would like to partner with SWHRA for the “Let US have a little Christmas” fundraiser or would simply like more information, call 1-800497-1286.
Don’t be a turkey this Thanksgiving State Troopers step up ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign Highway travel during the 2009 Thanksgiving Holiday week is expected to be heavy in the State of Tennessee as families pile into their cars and head off for holiday destinations. But there’s one sure recipe that can turn a joyful holiday into a tragedy— failure to buckle up. State Troopers will be patrolling Tennessee Interstates and highways looking for drivers and passengers who are not wearing their seat belt. The message to travelers: “Click it or Ticket”. The 2009 Thanksgiving Holiday period begins at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25 and runs through midnight Sunday, Nov. 29. “Seat belts are the single most important safety device in your vehicle and they have saved countless lives and prevented untold numbers of injuries over the years,” said Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell. “TDOS urges everyone driving on our state’s roads this holiday to drive carefully, don’t drive impaired and, most important, buckle up each and every trip, night and day.” Although safety belt usage climbed to 81.5 percent in 2008, more than 50 percent of people killed in Tennessee traffic crashes were not wearing a safety
belt. Research shows that it’s almost nine times safer to wear your safety belt every time you get in the car. “If you are planning to travel by car to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends, make sure you and everyone riding with you buckles your seat belts,” stressed THP Colonel Mike Walker. “Whether you’re traveling across town, or across the state, if you or anyone in your vehicle is unbelted you run the risk of getting a little holiday present from a State Trooper or local law enforcement officer.” Ten people were killed in crashes on Tennessee roads during the 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday weekend (102-hour holiday period). That is a decrease from 2007 when 13 people died and 20 fatalities in 2006. But six of the eight vehicle occupants who were killed during the 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday weekend were not wearing safety restraints. Nighttime is the most dangerous time on the road because seat belt use is lower. Of the 231 passenger vehicle occupant deaths nationwide in motor vehicle crashes at night during the 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday period over two thirds, 67 percent, did not have their
seat belts fastened, while 40 percent of fatalities in daytime crashes were not wearing seat belts. “If you fail to buckle up during this holiday period, you run the risk of getting a ticket, or worse, getting killed or injured,” said GHSO Director Kendell Poole. “Make sure the only belt left unbuckled this Thanksgiving is the one at the dinner table, not the one in your vehicle.” The Tennessee Highway Patrol is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) and local law enforcement agencies across the state to remind motorists, especially in rural areas, to Click It or Ticket. A special high-visibility enforcement campaign, which began Nov. 16, and continues through Nov. 22. The goal is to boost seat belt use and save lives. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), regular seat
Smith Lane fire Photo by James A. Webb, Independent
The home of Daniel and Chrystal Barnes, at 90 Smith Lane in the Deanburg Community, was completely destroyed by fire Saturday morning. According to the Chester County Fire Department, a passerby called in the fire at 8:41 a.m., reporting the structure was fully-envolved. The cause of the blaze is unknown but appeared to originate near the garage/kitchen area. Two automobiles in the garage were destroyed as well. There was no one home at the time of the fire, and there were no reported injuries. Units from Deanburg, Hilltop, Hearns Chapel, and Jacks Creek responded. belt use is the single most effective way to protect passengers and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Research has shown that when lap and shoulder belts are used properly, the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants is reduced by 45 percent, and the risk of moderate to serious injury is reduced by 50 percent. In 2008, there were 1,043 traffic fatalities in Tennessee, down nearly 14 percent from 1,211 fatalities in 2007. As of Nov. 20, preliminary statistics indicate that 829 people have died on Tennessee roadways, a decline of 99 deaths compared to 928 fatalities at this same time a year ago.
FSA elections in progress Rhodes Platt, County Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in the McNairy/Chester County office has announced that the 2009 FSA county committee elections started Nov. 6 as ballots are being mailed to eligible voters. Dec. 7 is the deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices. “The FSA county committee system is unique among government agencies, because it allows producers to make important decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs,” said Rhodes Platt. “I urge all eligible farmers and ranchers, especially
minorities and women, to get involved and make a real difference in their communities by voting in this year’s elections.” Committee members apply their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on disaster and conservation payments, establishment of allotments and yields, producer appeals, employing FSA county executive directors and other local issues. Dec. 7 is the last day for voters to submit ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than Dec. 7. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office Jan. 1.
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Fall Recipes Falling red and yellow leaves crunch beneath our feet. Crisp autumn winds swirl them round, reaching again for the trees While bundled in scarves and woven sweaters, our ears and noses red, The chill sends us indoors, searching for a mug or bowl to warm our bellies, instead! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Aunt Lillian’s Vegetable Soup 1 lb. ground beef 1 46 oz. can of vegetable juice such as V-8 1 pkg of frozen, mixed soup vegetables 1 can of cream of mushroom soup 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 tsp garlic salt black pepper to taste Saute onion until tender in a small amount of oil. Brown ground beef and drain fat. Combine all ingredients in a dutch oven and bring it up to a low boil then cover and simmer for at least 20 minutes. This is very good and the cream of mushroom soup gives it a thicker, richer effect. (I clipped this recipe from a newspaper many years ago.) - submitted by Dianne Kelley
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White Bean Soup 1 16 oz. can of Navy Beans, undrained 1 15 oz. can Great Northern Beans (undrained) 1 cup water 1 cup chicken broth ¼ cup chopped onions 1 carrot, diced ¼ cup oleo, melted 1 (6 oz) can Hormel ham, drained and flaked Combine the beans in large pan. Mash slightly with potato masher. Stir in water and broth. Cook over low heat until thoroughly heated. In separate pan, sauté onions and carrot in oleo until tender. Add sautéed vegetables and ham to the bean mixture, stirring until hot. Makes 1 quart. submitted by Louise Burns
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Wild Rice and Chicken Soup 2 c. carrots, chopped 3 c. cooked chicken, chopped 1 (2 oz) jar pimentos ½ lb. fresh mushrooms, sautéed in butter dried, minced onion, to taste ½ c. butter 2 qts. chicken broth ½ c. flour 1 box Uncle Ben’s wild rice, original 1 qt. milk In large stockpot, combine carrots, pimentos, onion, broth, and rice w/ seasoning. Bring to boil and simmer 40 minutes. While rice cooks, sauté mushrooms and set aside. Make white sauce in heavy pan—melt ½ c. butter, whisk in flour, slowly add milk. Stir constantly until thick. Add mushrooms, white sauce, and chicken to rice mixture. Serves 10. Great with cornbread! - From the kitchen of Cheryl Hill
Cold Weather Chowder 1 can of cream of chicken soup 1 large can of stewed tomatoes 1 cup of cheddar cheese 1 tsp of dry mustard 1 pkg of hot dogs cut into bite size pieces ( I like Oscar Mayer Premium XL) 1 can of sliced or diced potatoes 1 can of sliced carrots 1 can of baby lima beans 2 stalks of celery, chopped 1/2 onion, chopped salt and pepper to taste Sauté onion and celery in a small amount of olive oil until tender. Combine with all other ingredients. Bring to a slow boil then cover and simmer on low heat until hot dogs are cooked throughout. You can add additional milk or chicken stock to get it to a consistency you prefer. This recipe was obtained from Laura Record of Henderson. At first, I wasn’t so sure about the hot dogs and the soup combination, but this really is very good. - submitted by Dianne Kelley
The weekend of Nov. 13-15, a tracking class was held on the grounds of the Tennessee Fire Academy facility in Bell Buckle. The class was put together by TARS (Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads) and this was the third class of a series. Participants from across the state of Tennessee attended to learn the fine point of search management, victim recovery, map and compass reading, search plans and processes. Search Management uses the National System (NIMS) of incident command and the inter-workings of all responding departments such as rescue teams, K-9 teams, police, and fire departments, as well as all of the volunteers that show up to help. Victim recovery included care of the victim until additional help arrives. Lessons in the proper care in extrication with an emphasis on keeping the victim stable.
Map reading is used to align the search teams and identify locations of possible shelters, tree stands, or other victim attractions, that allow an “initial response team” to quickly check out those locations and report to the command center. Map reading is also used to divide a known area into different sections by attaching “possible of success” scores to each area. The score, which is an average
Combine all ingredients with mixer for 3-4 minutes. Pour batter into a 9x13 pan sprayed with non-stick baking spray. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees. Glaze with Simple Glaze. Enjoy! Simple Glaze While cake is still warm, slowly pour 1 stick of melted butter over the top of the cake then sift 3/4 cup of regular granulated sugar over the buttered cake. This will make a shell like coating once it has set. Tip- if you don’t get the sugar sifted as evenly as you like, take a pastry brush and gently brush the sugar until it is more equally distributed. - submitted by Dianne Kelley
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Crock Pot Dressing
4 Fuji apples, sliced 1 pkg strawberry jello (unprepared) ¼ cup water cinnamon (optional) 1 small box Jiffy white or yellow cake mix 1 stick butter
8 inch pan of cornbread 1 whole chicken (cooked & de-boned) 4 eggs 1 onion-chopped ½ cup celery-chopped 1 ½ TBSP sage 2 TBSP butter 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 2 cans cream of chicken soup 2 cans chicken broth Mix ingredients together and pour into a crock-pot. Cook on high for 2 to 4 hours. - submitted by Reneé Thomas
In a 8x11 (2 quart) dish place the sliced apples, sprinkle jello (dry) over apples. Pour water over apples and jello. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Spread cake mix over apple mixture. Chip butter over all. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until top is brown. submitted by Louise Burns
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1 Box of Saltine Crackers 1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing Mix ½ cup Vegetable oil 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Put all crackers in a round gallon jar/container. Mix the oil, pepper and dressing mix together and pour into the jar, over the crackers. Roll the jar back and forth over the counter to move the mixture around. Continue rolling the jar every hour or so. Let the crackers set overnight in the jar. - submitted by Reneé Thomas
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Winter Recipes Submit your holiday party or gift recipes (breads, finger foods, pies, cookies, etc.,) to The Chester County Independent, in care of Holly Roeder, at P.O. Box 306, Henderson, TN 38340; or online at email@example.com.
CC Rescue Squad participates in tracking course By Richard Heismann
Pumpkin Coffee Cake 2 boxes of Jiffy yellow cake mix 2 eggs 1 package of instant vanilla pudding mix 1 cup of water 1 cup of canned pumpkin 2 tsp. of ground cinnamon
of scores attached to each area by the command teams, determine the most productive search areas and those to be searched by the besttrained teams. A trained tracker can track a person much like a hunter would track game. Foot prints, disturbed forest materials, discarded objects such as clothing, candy or gum wrappers which are all clues that can help in finding the lost
child or person. The entire series of classes were 43 hours of classroom and field training. Some of the field training was completed at night using flashlight and on your hands and knees detection. Eric Franks and Richard Heismann, members of the Chester County Rescue Squad, attended all of the classes and received a certificate of successful completion.
The Chester County Rescue Squad recently participated in a search and rescue tracking class held on the grounds of the Tennessee Fire Academy facility in Bell Buckle.
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Photo by Julie Pickard, Independent
Jackson Police narcotics division, Chester County Sheriff’s Dept., along with Pulse, the JPD’S drug canine, policed the halls of Chester County High School last week searching for illegal narcotics. Pulse and the officers came up empty handed as the school was found ‘clean’. School raids, such as this one, are executed at random throughout the year and the students are placed on lock down in their classrooms, while officers skim lockers and vehicles.
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Ballet Arts to present The Nutcracker The Nutcracker is coming! Ballet Arts, Inc. will present their 28th annual production of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet Dec. 11-13, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. The production has become a Christmas tradition for families and communities all over the world. From the moment the curtain rises, you will be transported into a magical land of toy soldiers, giant mice, living snowflakes, and a world of candy delights! Ballet Arts, Inc. is comprised of young dancers from all over West Tennessee. Among those performing in this year’s production is Madeline Rudder, a home-schooled fifth-grader from Henderson. Rudder will
Awaiting a home Henderson City Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption, including a Beagletype and Labrador mix. Due to the city’s animal control euthanasia policy, all dogs held at the facility have a limited time to find a home. The adoption fee is $35, $25 of which is refundable upon confirmation of having your pet spayed or neutered following adoption. The other $10 covers vaccinations at Henderson Animal Clinic. If you would like to give either of these pets a home, call 989-4628 for more information.
be dancing the parts of angel as well as soldier. This is her first year with Ballet Arts, Inc. She is the daughter of Brent and Melinda Rudder. Public performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. A special performance for school children will be held on the morning of Dec. 11. Also offered to the public will be the “Sugar Plum Tea” prior to the Sunday afternoon performance. Tickets to the tea are sold separately. For more information as well as how to purchase tickets, go to www.balletartsjackson.org or call
MADELINE RUDDER 668-3240. Tickets are expected to go quickly for possibly the biggest Christmas party in West Tennessee.
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High school basketball tips with two close ones Chester County hosted Adamsville in the high school basketball opener for each school Thursday, and the visitors came out on top in each affair. The contests were part of a series of games across the state to raise funds for construction of a TSSAA Hall of Fame. Adamsville took each contest, but not without a fight from CCHS. In the girls contest, neither squad could sustain momentum until the final moments when the Lady Cardinals pulled away to a 65-55 victory. They swapped the lead several times, and were tied at 15 after one period, with Adamsville slicing ahead by a pair at intermission. Chester County scored the first six points of the third period to go in front, before falling back by two points again late in the quarter. In the final stanza, Adamsville’s Hailey Beckham notched three field goals, and her teammates connected on nine of 15 free throw attempts to pull away to the victory. Overall Adamsville went to the line 46 times, connecting 27 times to only 14 of 21 for the Eaglettes. Dee Dee Jones of the Eaglettes led all her team
with 20 points, but the Lady Cardinals’ Brianna Knight topped out with 22 points on seven field goals, and eight freebies on 22 tries. CCHS freshman Tamacha Couch had 11 points in her high school debut including a pair of threes. In the boys’ contest, CCHS opened hot, building a 10-2 lead late into the first quarter, but Adamsville scored the next 18 points, and extended their lead by completing a 27-4 scoring run nearing half-time. However, in the third quarter, a more patient Eagle offense produced 21 points, and by the middle of the fourth period, they had overtaken the Cardinals to regain the lead. The teams then flipflopped the advantage until with less than a minute remaining CCHS was up by three. Not for long, however, as Adamsville worked for a wide-open three attempt, netting the shot to tie the score at 65. At the other end, the Eagles also found a wide-open three, but it rimmed out and the Cardinals stalled for the final shot, getting a layup with 3.3 seconds to play. A desperation half-court
heave by CCHS was off the mark, and Adamsville prevailed, 67-65. Graham Churchwell of Adamsville was the main man in the game with 25 points. Jake Martin had 14 including a quartet of threes. CCHS spread its points around with Will Jones, Cameron Phelps, and Chris Gilbert collecting 19, 18, and 12 points respectively. As in the girls game, a disparity at the charity line helped the visitors’ cause. Adamsville hit 15 of 18 free throws to only five of nine by the Eagles. Chester County travels to Scotts Hill for a 6 p.m. Friday, followed by a 6:30 p.m. rematch at Adamsville on Dec. 1. Next home game for CCHS is at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 against Madison Academic Magnet School. High School Basketball TSSAA Hall of Fame Game Girls, Nov. 19 at Eagle Gym Adamsville 15-16-15-19=65 Chester Co 15-14-15-11=55 A – Brianna Knight 22, Lani Rinks 12, Halley Beckham 11, Carrie Hill 10, McAfee 6, Kiddy 2, Moss 2. CC – Dee Dee Jones 20, Tamacha Couch 11, Prather 9, Rhodes 6, Alexander 5, Swope 2, Sims 2. Three-point shots: A – Hill.
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Photo by James A. Webb, Independent
Wesley Woods of CCHS clears out the Adamsville defense to score two points for the Eagles in their season opener Thursday at Eagle Gym.
FHU volleyball season ends with loss in NAIA tourney first round The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion volleyball team’s season came to a close in the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round after a 3-1 loss to Lee University on Saturday night in
Cleveland. All four sets were close with FHU taking the first set 25-23, but the No. 19 Lady Flames rebounded to take the next three sets by the scores of 25-22, 25-21, and 25-22.
TranSouth Conference Player of the Year Diana Silva had another outstanding night, recording 18 kills with a .459 hitting percentage. Nataly Gutierrez added 12 kills and Sydney Rice chipped
in 10. Both teams had the same amount of kills (53) for the match but Lee did a good job of countering FHU’s attack at the net, getting 14 points off of blocks.
Senior Karim Raymond had six kills, 20 digs and three aces in her final match as a Lady Lion. Fellow senior Emily Hicks had nine digs. The Lady Lions end the season with a 23-13 record
winning both the TranSouth Conference regular season and tournament championships. Lee (33-5) advances to the NAIA National Championships in Sioux City, Iowa, next month.
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Hot-shooting Lady Lions triple-up Classic One night after knocking down 10-of-19 threepointers, the FreedHardeman Lady Lions set a new program record by making 17-of-30 from three-point range - including nine-of-15 in the second half - to turn a two point halftime lead into a 101-74 win over Westminster (Utah) College on Saturday in Union University’s Fred Delay Gymnasium. Tara Deatheridge had the hottest hand, draining nine-of-15 from behind the arc to tie her school record for most three-pointers in a game that she first established on Dec. 13, 2008. She made seven of eight in the second half as FHU outscored the Griffins, who are just outside the preseason top 25, by the count of 61-36 over the game’s final 20 minutes. FHU pushed ahead by seven points at 27-20 with 10:11 to go in the first half, but Westminster followed with a 10-3 run to tie the game at 30-30 three minutes later. Whitney Johnson’s baseline jumper as the first half wound to a close gave the Lady Lions a slim 40-38 halftime lead. The Griffins opened the second half with two quick baskets to take a 42-40 lead, but Deatheridge followed with the first of her seven second-half threepointers to give the Lady Lions a lead that they would not relinquish. Natalie Shumpert’s three-pointer with inside a minute to play was the
17th of the game for Freed-Hardeman, breaking the previous record of 16 set on Nov. 13, 1999 and again on Nov. 15, 1999. FHU shot 55.1 percent (27-for-49) from behind the arc in its last two games. Deatheridge led all scorers with 27 points and also corralled six steals. Jana Cross added 20 points that included a 12-for-12 performance from the free throw line. Whitney Johnson had 15 points, followed by Natalie Shumpert and Meribeth Boehler with 14 points each.
Three-pointers burry Biola The No. 6 FreedHardeman Lady Lions used a barrage of threepointers to build a big first half lead and cruised to an 80-50 win over No. 25 Biola (Calif.) University on the second day of the Rotary Classic at Union University’s Fred Delay Gymnasium on Friday night. FHU shot a 10-for-19 shooting performance that proved to be an early difference in the contest. Freed-Hardeman (6-0) had been struggling from three-point range in its previous three games, combining to shoot just 14-for-55 outside the arc in those contests. However, the Lady Lions broke out of the slump in an impressive fashion, knocking down nine of 14
three-pointers in the first half alone. Parsley got things started by making her first two looks from three-point range, the second of which gave FHU a 10-6 lead and triggered a 13-2 run that expanded the edge to 12 points at the 9:34 mark.
Rebounding helps FHU over Masters Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions finally removed a thorn from their side on the first night of the Rotary Classic, defeating The Master’s College of California 98-87. It was FHU’s first win over The Master’s in four tries. FHU (5-0) got doubledoubles from Meribeth Boehler (23 points, 11 rebounds) and Jana Cross (21 points, 18 rebounds). The Master’s came in just outside the NAIA’s preseason top 25. Freed-Hardeman again struggled a bit from threepoint range, going one-foreight in the first half and four-for-13 in the game, but dominated the boards to the tune of a 57-23 advantage. FHU, in fact, had more offensive rebounds (27) than The Master’s had total rebounds. The Lady Lions used a 16-2 run midway through the first half to take a 3014 lead with 8:00 left. An Ella Joines three-pointer one of her four in the game - as the half came to a close cut the FHU lead to 45-33 heading into halftime.
Overtime loss is Lions’ first setback The No. 18 FreedHardeman Lions suffered their first loss of the basketball season, falling on the road to Campbellsville in overtime, 90-80, on Saturday afternoon. Foul trouble plagued the Lions from the start of the game as Zack Frey and Logan Greer each picked up two quick fouls. Campbellsville took advantage of their absence by building a 16-point first-half lead, but FHU trimmed it down to 41-35 heading into halftime. Jesse Moulton made his only three-pointer of the game with eight seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime but with Frey and Greer both out of the game with five fouls, the Tigers were able to pull away in the extra period by outscoring Freed-Hardeman, 18-8. Campbellsville made a living at the foul line, shooting 41 compared to 21 for FHU. The Tigers were 31-of-41 from the charity stripe while the Lions went 17-of-21. Kyle Teichmann, logging significant minutes due to Frey and Greer’s foul trouble, took 14 of those free throws and scored 25 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Ken Bingham, who fouled out in overtime, added 17 and Kirtiss
Brown chipped in 10. Frey was limited to just 15 minutes of action and was held to a season-low two points.
Frey’s 31 lifts Lions over Lindsey Wilson Frey scored a seasonhigh 31 points on 13-of-17 shooting - including a seven-for-seven performance in the second half - to boost the No. 18 FreedHardeman Lions past Lindsey Wilson on Nov. 17 at the Sports Center. Frey was unstoppable inside, whether by getting good seals and scoring directly off of entry passes or shooting over defenders, making FreedHardeman’s cold outside shooting a factor that wasn’t. He scored the Lions’ first seven points as FHU bolted out to a 13-2 lead. The lead fluctuated between seven and 13 points for the remainder of the half before Anthony Sampson’s ball pressure allowed Moulton to come up with a steal and break away for a layup in the final seconds, giving the Lions a 36-24 halftime lead. Freed-Hardeman improved to 5-0 on the season, marking the first time in nine years that the Lions have opened the season with five straight
wins. Frey was the only FHU player to record doubledigits in scoring. Moulton and Kirtiss Brown each had nine points. McPherson led LWC with 15 points while Kalen Kimberland added 13. The Lions won the battle of the boards, 39-22. Men’s College Basketball Nov. 17 at the Sports Center Lindsey Wilson 24-37=61 Freed-Hardeman 36-32=68 LW – Eric McPherson 15, Kalen Kimberland 13, Duncan 8, Tintor 7, Parker 5, Juzbasic 5, Vories 2, Davids 2. FH – Zack Frey 31, Brown 9, Moulton 9, Greer 5, Bingham 4, Sampson 4, Teichmann 4, Haddix 2. Three-point shots: LW – Tintor, Kimberland, McPherson, Parker, Juzbasic. FH — Records: LW – 3-2. FH – 5-0. Nov. 21 at Campbellsville, Ky., In overtime Freed-Hardeman35-37- 8=80 Campbellsville 41-31-18=90 FH – Kyle Teichmann 25, Ken Bingham 17, Kirtiss Brown 10, Haddox 8, Moulton 7, Milewski 6, Young 3, Greer 2, Frey 2. C – Nestor Colmenares 25, Jermaine Carter 14, T.J. Bishop 13, Jordan Benock 11, Crittenden 9, Savage 8, Robinson 6, Bohm 2, Hart 2. Three-point shots: FH – Bingham 3, Milewski 2, Young, Moulton. C – Bishop 3, Crittenden 3, Savage 2, Benock. Records: FH – 5-1. C – 5-1.
A 16-6 run gave FreedHardeman its biggest lead of the game at 73-49 with 10:37 to play and appeared to have the game put out of reach. The Master’s, though, had other ideas. Using three-pointers and baskets off of turnovers, the Mustangs fought their way back into the game by outscoring FHU 23-9 over a six minute span to pull within nine points (86-77) with three minutes left. Women’s College Basketball Nov. 19 at Jackson The Masters 33-54=87 Freed-Hardeman 45-53=98 TM – Brittany Henderson 18, Erica Inge 16, Annie Gillespie 12, Ella Joines 12, Jenna Reed 11, Rivera 8, Iverson 5, Schwegler 3, Labat 2. FH – Meribeth Boehler 23, Jana Cross 21, Tara Deatheridge 18, Hannah Parsley 14, Whitney Johnson 11, Natalie Shumpert 11. Three-point shots: TM – Joines 4, Inge 2, Rivera 2, Henderson, Reed, Iverson. FH – Parsley, Deatheridge, Johnson. Records: TM – 2-1. FH – 5-0.
Cross named Player of Week After leading No. 6 Freed-Hardeman to a pair of wins, senior forward Jana Cross was named the TranSouth Athletic Conference player of the week for the week ending Nov. 15. Cross averaged 18.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as the Lady Lions took wins over No. 9 Lambuth University, 68-64, and Spring Hill College, 94-48. In the road win against Lambuth, Cross led all players with 24 points and 12 rebounds while going 10-of15 from the field. The 12 boards tied her career high. She followed with 13 points and nine rebounds in just 18 minutes of action in FHU’s win over Spring Hill.
Deatheridge honored by league For the second week in a row, a Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion has been named the TranSouth Conference women’s basketball player of the week. On the strength of an impressive shooting performance at the Jackson Rotary Classic, Tara Deatheridge received the honor one week after Jana Cross was named the first player of the week for the 2009-10 season. Deatheridge, a 5-foot-6 senior guard from Nashville, helped lead the No. 6 Lady Lions to their first 3-0 record at the Rotary Classic. FHU tallied wins over No. 25 Biola University, The Master’s College and Westminster College. The Master’s and Westminster are both just outside the preseason top 25.
Nov. 20 at Jackson Biola 27-23=50 Freed-Hardeman 49-31=80 B – Jessilyn Conicelli 15, French 7, Sells 7, Barclay 6, Reece 5, Paty 5, Gustafson 2, Jackson 2, Kater 1. FH – Jana Cross 20, Meribeth Boehler 13, Tara Deatheridge 12, Hannah Parsley 12, Whitney Johnson 10, Shumpert 5, Light 4, Bagewell 2, Waggoner 2. Three-point shots: B – Reece, Paty. FH – Deatheridge 4, Parsley 3, Johnson 2, Shumpert. Records: B – 0-2. FH – 6-0. Nov. 21 at Jackson Westminster 38-36= 74 Freed-Hardeman 40-61=101 W – Dani Evans 13, Nicole Yazzie 13, Keshia Catten 12, McKenzie Jessop12, Eastman 8, Anderson 8, Fales 6, Smith, Pierce-Eiselein 2. FH – Tara Deatheridge 27, Jana Cross 20, Whitney Johnson 15, Natalie Shumpert 14, Meribeth Boehler 14, Hannah Parsley 11. Three-point shots: W – Yazzie 3, Fales 2, Catten 2, Anderson 2, Jessop, Eastman. FH – Deatheridge 9, Johnson 3, Parsley 3, Shumpert 2. Records: W – 4-4. FH – 7-0.
Photo by James A. Webb, Independent
Chester County’s Shanice Prather leaps high in an attempt to block a shot by Adamsville’s Nikki White, in the basketball season opener at Eagle Gym Thursday.
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CCHS CC – Couch 2, Rhodes. Records: A – 1-0. CC – 0-1. Boys, Nov. 19 at Eagle Gym Adamsville 11-23-15-18=67 Chester Co. 10- 9-21-25=65 A – Graham Churchwell 25, Jake Martin 14, Chase Blankenship 10, Erwin 7, Hammock 5, Hendon 3, Lacey 3. CC – Will Jones 19, Cameron Phelps 18, Chris Gilbert 12, Woods 6, Greenway 5, Cavaness 3, T. Phelps 2. Three-point shots: A – Martin 3, Erwin, Churchwell, Lacey. CC – Jones 2, C. Phelps 2, Greenway, Cavaness. Records: A – 1-0. CC – 0-1.
Phillips’ first Submitted photo
Noah Phillips, 12, got his first deer, a four-point buck, on Nov. 12. He followed it up two days later by getting a doe. He is the son of John and Debi Phillips.
The Mustangs recently won their division in the Chester County Youth Football League.
The Eagles took the runners-up spot in grades 4-6 for the recent Chester County Youth Football League. Members of the team inlude, front row from left: Creed DiMarco, Colby Farley, Kolby Hardaway, Jake McCaskill, Jacob Dickerson, Jacob James, Dalton Farley, Terrell Wilson, and Malcomb Poe. Second row: coach Chuck Farley, Austin Stacks, Zachary Thomas, Chase Knipper, Edmund Dotson, coach Brian Stacks, manager Colin Flanagan, Ryan Fletcher, and coach John McCaskill. Not pictured, Eric Arnold.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
By Stephany Doss School Reporter
Thanksgiving break is finally here for the students of Chester County High! FCCLA members will be visiting Head Start on Monday, Nov. 30, and Monday, Dec. 7. Students will leave the school at 8 a.m. and return about 11:43 a.m. They will miss their first through fourth period classes on both days. Students are encouraged to pick a Santa or angel from the tree in the cafeteria. Each Santa or angel will have a description of a child on it for which the student can buy a present for Christmas. Students may bring the presents unwrapped to Mrs. Haltom by Dec. 4. The ACT will be held on Dec. 12. The next test will be held in February. The deadline for the February test is Jan. 5. Students who wish to sign up for the next test may get an application from the
By Sherry Thompson Renee Thomas’ class was recently visited by Freed-Hardeman University basketball players, Zack Frey and Jesse Moulton. These players are part of the “Read With the Lions” program. Frey read the book, “Willoughby and The Lion” and Moulton read, “The Younger Brother Survival Guide.” These players have a huge influence on younger children and they are helping to build the love of reading. The class enjoyed the visit and look forward to their return. Second-graders made pumpkin pie in a bag, fact and opinion turkeys, and First Thanksgiving books to conclude their study of
By Melinda Carroll Jacks Creek Elementary School was swarming with Native Americans and Pilgrims last week. Kindergarten classes finished their Thanksgiving units. Nancy Davidson’s Pilgrims hosted Joy’s McKinnon’s Indians for a feast and Mrs. Joy’s Indians invited Mrs. Nancy’s Pilgrims over for a feast later in the week. The children had a lot of fun making costumes and learning about early America. Melinda Carroll’s thirdgraders have also spent
STEPHANY DOSS guidance office. Banquet deposits are due Dec. 19. Lists for dues are posted outside the cafeteria and on Mrs. Kerr’s door. If any student has a question, he or she may ask Mrs. Kerr. Seniors can still bring in Box Tops to support the Class of 2010. Box Tops can be found on many boxes found in cabinets at home. Please support the senior class! Thanksgiving holidays extend from Nov. 25-27. There will be no school on these days. Have a great holiday!
the early settlers in America. Sherry Thompson’s second-grade also made models of Plymouth Village and the Indian Village that are on display in the library. Thanks for all the hard work that went into these great projects. Students enjoyed a program with the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Magician” last Friday. They learned ways to protect our planet and be more ecologically minded while enjoying magic tricks that included a real live puppy. Our PTO also treated the children to a Fun Friday snack of popcorn and lemon-lime drink. Thank you to all who helped with this! Don’t forget that school will be out Nov. 25-27 for the Thanksgiving break. West Chester is thankful for all the people that make our school so special. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we will see you back on Monday, Nov. 30. WEST – Where Everyone Stands Tall.
time learning about colonial America. The students are studying about Massachusetts and life for colonists. They are reading several interesting books about Pilgrims. Angela Hensley, Laila’s mother, was Mrs. Joy’s guest speaker recently. She came to talk about nurses. She gave the children gloves and coloring books. Thanks, Ms. Angela! Aubrey Vest has reached the 50-point club for Accelerated Reader. Jared Gilliam has 100 points. Way to go! Kindergarten and thirdgrade classes will have the PSO Christmas Program on Dec. 10. Students enjoyed environmentalist Jerry White last Friday. He talked to us about reducing waste, reusing products, and recycling. Jacks Creek faculty, staff, and students wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving!
Students from Joy McKinnon and Nancy Davidson’s classes at Jacks Creek Elementary acted out the first Thanksgiving by dressing up in costumes of Indians and pilgrims Friday, and then enjoyed a feast prepared by their parents.
Jerry White shares earth-friendly message through magic
Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent
Magician Jerry White visited area schools last Wednesday, encouraging students to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycyle!” Pictured, White, assisted by Kindergartener Hayden Phillips reminds students at East Chester to turn lights out when they leave a room to conserve energy. He also suggested unplugging unneeded electronics and appliances when not in use.
By Nancy Connor The Magic Wheels Skate Night for CCMS has been moved to Dec. 2. Please go out and have fun supporting our school. The Henderson City Fire Department came last Tuesday and demonstrated ways to promote fire safety in our homes. The program was very enjoyable and informative. Remember you must have a permit to burn this time of the year. Kim Mitchell’s sixthgraders are sending cards to soldiers in Iraq for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is part of
their 4-H project for the year. This is a great example for the rest of us to follow. We do appreciate our service people who are away from home fighting for us. Delona Cole’s sixthgrade class has been collecting food for the animal shelter as their 4-H project. This helps the county cut back on costs and helps our furry friends. Colette Carrabba’s class is discovering the joys of working with fractions. They are exploring how to add, subtract, multiple and divide fractions. In social studies, they have left India and traveled to the Himalayan Mountains to Southeast Asia and Ancient China. They are learning about Confucius and the numerous Chinese Dynasties. They will finish their explorations by Thanksgiving.
Kendrick Tole helps Magician Jerry White show East Chester students that the whole world is their yard. White uses magic to entertain and teach children about caring for the world they live in.
The fourth grade is studying moon phases. Lesa Snider’s class showed the moon phases by nibbling vanilla wafers to represent each phase of the moon. Their class had guest speakers this week from the Henderson Police Department, Peyton Davidson’s dad, Gary Davidson, and Jason Rhodes during their 4-H meeting to discuss their work. Suzanne Scott’s class is using cereal and crackers to construct graphs in math class. I wonder if some snacking is happening? Again many students have been reading. One hundred one students now have over 25 points. With over 25 points are Josh Agee, Randa Askew, Brittney Brooks, Colton Conners, Braden Davidson, Kelsey Dunn, Joseph Egros, Tania Hall,
Jack Helton, Haley Henley, Makalia Hindman, Tamarious Hollingsworth, Courtney Kerr, Hailey Kesler, Cole McEarl, Brooklyn Miller, Chase Morris, Blaize Neely, Alycia Nunley, Jacob Parker, Bryce Petty, Jon M. Thompson and Lindsey Vanderheyden. Going to over 50 points are Haylee Conners, Tylon Maness, Bishop McLaughlin, Genesis Mickens and Megan Rinehart. Jumping to over 100 points are Michael Miller, Cameron Neely and Kendell Trice. Wilson Miskelly now has over 200 points! Great job! School will be dismissed Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving. Our Christmas break will be Dec. 19-Jan. 3. We will be dismissed on Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. Have a safe and happy break.
Head Start Pre-K gets a head start on Christmas
Photo by Whitney Brant, Independent
The Chester County Head Start Pre-K class spent last Friday at Duncan Christmas Tree Farm in Selmer picking out a Christmas tree for their classroom. Pictured are, back row from left, Aja Gailes, Maleah Griggs, Hannah Hughes, Madison Burton, Keelie Johnson, Sariyah Simpson, and Chad Barham. Front row from left are, Karlie Joyner, Ethan White, Becky Plunk, Caleb Cupples, Destiny Hammond, and Lydia Chumley.
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By Jennifer Smith Gobble! Gobble! And a happy Thanksgiving to you! Last week at East Chester, students have been busy learning about the Thanksgiving holiday. Kindergarteners have been busy learning about what we eat at Thanksgiving. Jennifer Smith’s class finished reading stories about Laura Ingalls and her family. They learned how the Early Americans lived and survived. Kindergarteners also listened to stories about the First Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, kindergartens dressed up as Pilgrims and Indians and had their own Thanksgiving dinner. Kindergarten parents and teachers will be bringing turkey and dressing along with the trimmings to feed the students. The second-grade hall has sounds of Christmas coming from it. They are busy learning and practicing the songs for their Christmas play. The second-graders will present their program at the PTO meeting on Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Williams Auditorium. Then Friday, Dec. 11, they will present the Christmas program for the East Chester students to enjoy. Friday, students enjoyed a magic show that was all about recycling. Presenter and Magician, Jerry White, showed the students tricks to reduce, reuse and recycle. He presented a program about litter awareness and prevention and recycling. He
Chester County Head Start Center, East Chester, Jacks Creek, West Chester Elementary Schools Monday, Nov. 30 Chicken nuggets or Ham/cheese chippers Mashed potatoes, roll Green peas, salad Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, Dec. 1 Spaghetti/meat sauce Or hotdog Green beans, salad bar Corn, Texas toast Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, Dec. 2 Cheeseburger or Manager’s choice Batter bites, baked beans Baked apples, salad Trimmings Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, Dec. 3 Lemon pepper chicken Or BBQ/bun Black-eyed peas, roll Scalloped potatoes Salad bar Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, Dec. 4 Pizza or Tuna salad sandwich Baked potato, salad bar California blend Orange wedges
demonstrated examples of renewable and non-renewable resources as well as shared ideas on how to conserve resources. Our soar ticket winners this week are Peyton Anderson, Hannah Martin and Alex Tucker. Congratulations to these three for extra good behavior! In the AR point club this week, Peyton Anderson and Bradley Holloway made the 50point club. Congratulations to these students for working so hard! At East Chester, Some of the faculty and staff wanted to take time to share their thankfulness. Here are a few comments from East Chester faculty and staff remembering what they have to be thankful for this holiday season. Norma Morrison –“I am thankful for my family, my East Chester family, and the troops that are protecting my freedom.” Spring McCutchen – “I am thankful for my family. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, two great kids and many friends. I am thankful I have a job and all my physical needs are met. I am also thankful for this great country and the brave ones that have fought for our freedom. I know without a doubt that all my blessings come from my God above.” Brandi Welch – “I am thankful for my family and friends, healthy children, contentment and happiness, freedom, and the hope of Salvation!” Sherri Henson – “I am thankful for my wonderful family, treasured friends and my great secondgrade class!” Denise Stringfellow – “ I am thankful for forgiveness!” This year we asked some of the students to tell us what they are
Chester County Middle School Monday, Nov. 30 Popcorn chicken Or Manager’s choice Mashed potatoes Green peas, rolls Glazed carrots Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, Dec. 1 Country fried steak Or hotdog Tiny whole potatoes Black-eyed peas, roll Baked apples, salad bar Orange wedges Milk choice Wednesday, Dec. 2 Vegetable beef soup Or Deli sandwich Tri-taters, salad bar Corn, Lima beans Grilled cheese sandwich Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, Dec. 3 Breaded chicken/bun Or hamburger Baked beans, fries Baked apples Salad bar, trimmings Fruit choice, milk choice
thankful for this holiday season. In Rosemary McKnight’s third-grade class - April Mathis is thankful for her family; Brianna Weber is thankful for puppies; Rheanna Colbert is thankful for animals; Peyton Anderson is thankful for his teachers; Jusino Prather is thankful for everything; Makayla Morrison is thankful for her four-wheeler; Rachel Talbott is thankful for food; Cora Sharp is thankful that Rheanna is her friend; Allie Humphry is thankful for her friends. In Carrie Sells secondgrade class - Jimmy Davidson is thankful for being good; Austin Dunn is thankful for cooked turkeys; Chase Mickens is thankful for his family; Alexia Novak is thankful for her family; Alex Arnold is thankful for his baby brother; Makenzie Matthews is thankful for her nice teacher; Madison McCarty is thankful for her puppy; Hanna Charles is thankful that she has a nice mommy and daddy; Nick Evans is thankful for his mom and dad; Andrew White is thankful for his mom and dad; Kaitlyn Crumley is thankful for her parents; Tyler Blackwood is thankful for the Earth; Presley Melson is thankful for celebrating a big meal and having a big family; Matthew Johnson is thankful for his brother; Mekenze Wilson is thankful for her family; Jacob Collins is thankful for his mom and dad; Makayla Wilson is thankful for having dinner with her family. In Brandi Welch’s kindergarten class - Noah Burks is thankful for his family; Trinity Geary is thankful for her dogs, my Nana, Papa, Mommy and Daddy; Hanna Malone is thankful for her family; Zachery Priddy is thankful for the National Anthem; Hunter Moore is thankful
Junior High School *Cereal offered daily Monday, Nov. 30 Chicken nuggets or Hoagie sandwich Green peas, salad Mashed potatoes Baked apples, rolls Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, Dec. 1 Beef taco or corndog Spanish rice, trimmings Pinto beans Breaded squash Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, Dec. 2 Scroodles/hushpuppies Pork BBQ/bun Macaroni/cheese Corn, white beans Coleslaw, salad bar Chocolate chip cookie Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, Dec. 3 Vegetable beef soup or Manager’s choice Tri-taters, corn Lima beans, salad bar Pickle spears Baby carrots Fruit choice, milk choice
Friday, Dec. 4 Pizza or tuna sandwich Batter bites, salad bar Broccoli/cheese Fruit choice, milk choice
Friday, Dec. 4 Pizza choice or Grilled chicken/bun Baked potato, salad California blend Fruit choice, milk choice
East Chester Harvest Hoedown
East Chester Elementary School has announced the top ticket sellers for its recent Harvest Hoedown. Winners were, front row from left: Noah Burks, second place; Trinity Geary, first; and Kate Kilzer, second. Middle row: Taylor Geary, first. Back row: Evan Eads, third; and Jordan Kilzer, second place. The school served almost 600 turkey meals and 130 hot dog meals.
East Chester Elementary School has announced cake walker winners for it recent Harvest Hoedown. Winners for best decorated cakes were, from left: Samuel White, third place; Lillie McCarver, second; and Madelyn Maples, first; followed by Kendyl Davidson, first place in most cakes brought in with 53. for toys; Kara Pipkin is thankful for family and my Nana and Pipaw; Caraline Rogers is thankful for her family and God; Carley Garrison is thankful for her family; Taelor Morrison is thankful for her family and her mama
High School *Cereal offered daily Monday, Nov. 30 Chicken nuggets(2 lines) Or salad/pizza/tri-taters Mashed potatoes, rolls Broccoli/cheese Green peas Fruit choice, milk choice Tuesday, Dec. 1 Cheeseburger or corndog Vegetable beef soup Deli sandwich/chips/salad Baked beans, trimmings Baked apples, chips Corn on the cob Fruit choice, milk choice Wednesday, Dec. 2 Country fried steak (2 lines) or Clux Delux/fries Salad bar/crackers Augratin potatoes, fries Lima beans, salad, roll Breaded squash Fruit choice, milk choice Thursday, Dec. 3 Manager’s choice or Pizza choice/fries Salad bar/crackers Manager’s choice Vegetables and bread Fruit choice, milk choice Friday, Dec. 4 Meatloaf or pizza Baked potato/salad bar Black-eyed peas Mashed potatoes Steamed cabbage Cornbread Fruit choice, milk choice
having her a birthday cake; Nathan Xiao is thankful for his family; Colton Gates is thankful for our soldiers; Cedric Gee is thankful for Spongebob; Hayden Phillips is thankful for his heart; Leslie Salvador is thankful for her mommy; Mekayla Clark is thankful for her baby brother; Riley Plunk is thankful for his Mama and my teacher; Pearce Walker is thankful for his family and Star Wars; Drew Bramblett is thankful for EVERYTHING!; Riverson Mosier is thankful for my backpack! In Sherri Henson’s second grade class - Mary Katherine Walker is thankful for the people that fight for us’ Sarah Baker is thankful for helping do dinner; Diondre Hall is thankful for moma, baby sister and daddy; Alex Tucker is thankful for his family; Andrew Black is thankful for his parents and sister; Shelby Carpenter is thankful for family members; Kennedy Kerr is thankful for her little brother Ty and her new cousin, Paxton; Jertavis Arnold is thankful for helping other people; Austin Carlock is thankful for Christmas is coming soon; Eli Davis is thankful for his family and all the toys he has; Samuel Phillips is thankful for pets and sports; Janiyah Williamson is thankful for home; Kaylea Smith is thankful for Jesus and her family; Cheyannah Woofter is thankful for Chester County; Noah Griffin is thankful for this wonderful country; Lillie McCarver is thankful for family and good health; Kendyl Davidson is thankful for family and church. In Jennifer Smith’s kindergarten Class Ashlyn Rivers is thankful for Thanksgiving; Ben is thankful for God; Kaleb Young is thankful for turkey; Krista Walton is thankful for Nintendo DS; Malekia Simpson is thank-
ful for family; Logan is thankful for God; Kallen Emison is thankful for school; Ariana Plunk is thankful for family; Brighton Atkinson is thankful for family; Brooklyn Kennedy is thankful for Barbies; Evan Eads is thankful for mom and dad; Michael Dugan is thankful for money; Meagan Melson is thankful for turkey; Presleigh Hatch is thankful for dolls; Brett Tims is thankful for food to eat; Mason is thankful for friends; Tyrese Williams is thankful for his puppy; Aniya Gamble is thankful for Thanksgiving; Sophie Frerot is thankful to be happy; Orion Barriger is thankful for mommy. Wendy Siler’s firstgrade class - Rylee Brewer is thankful for her house; Madelyn Wilson is thankful for family; Eli Newsom is thankful for Jesus and Lord; Azaria Atkins is thankful for her mom; Lauren Hall is thankful for her cat; Mia Hurst is thankful for family; Hallie Hickman is thankful for her family and friends and house; Nick Butler is thankful for pilgrims; Alex Finch is thankful for my mom because he helped her clean the house; Cheyenne Grimes is thankful for family; Rachel Grace Hibbett is thankful for her home; Rilee Katherine Vest is thankful for her dog; Ambria Dunn is thankful for her cat; Gavin Cermak is thankful for turkeys; Kendrick Tole is thankful for Coke; Treasure Thaxton is thankful for mom. I want to say a special happy Thanksgiving to my family and friends. I am very thankful for Jesus and all he did for me. From East Chester, we want to say thank you for the support you give the students and teachers. I hope everyone has a safe holiday. Keep on soaring East Chester students!
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AUCTION- HUNTER’S PARADISE— 300 Acres+/- In TractsSaturday, December 5th 10:00a.m.- West of Minor Hill, Tennessee- Garner Auctions, IncKen Garner TNSL 2034, TN FIRM 4293 1-877-914-SOLD. (TnScan) ALL CASH VENDING! DO you earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy All for $9,995. 1-888-745-3351 (TnScan) DISH NETWORK $19.99/ MO Free Activation, Free HBO and Free Showtime. Ask about our nocredit promo. 48hr Free Install Call Now 888-929-2580 BuyDishToday.com (TnScan) SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $2,990.00 — Convert your Logs To Valuable Lumber with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also availa b l e . norwoodsawmills.com/300n. Free information: 1-800-578-1363 -Ext 300-N. (TnScan) “CAN YOU DIG IT?” Heavy Equipment 3wk Training Program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Could Qualify For GI/VA Benefits. 866-362-6497 (TnScan) PTL OTR DRIVERS. NEW Pay Package! Great Miles! Up to 46cpm. 12 months experience required. No felony or DUI past 5 years. 877-740-6262. www.ptlinc.com (TnScan) BIH TRUCKING COMPANY. DRIVER Trainees Needed! No CDL- No Problem! Earn up to $900/ week. Company endorsed CDL Training. Job assistance. Financial assistance. 888-7805539 (TnScan) DRIVERS- CDL-A OWNER OPERATORS! We Have Freight!!! OTR Van & Flatbed Opportunities. Great Pay & Benefits! 1 yr. exp. Req’d. Van 888-893-3110 Flatbed - 866-537-
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CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, November 26, 2009 Page 7-B GUN SHOW. NOV. 27-29. Fri. 1-6, Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 9-4. Knoxville. Chilhowee Park (3301 Magnolia Ave) Exit 392A off I-40. Buy-Sell-Trade. Info: (563) 9278176. (TnScan)
your 25 word ad will appear in 91 Tennessee newspapers for $265 or 20 West TN newspapers for $95. Call this newspaper’s classified advertising dept. or go to www.tnpress.com. (TnScan)
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DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT Children $95.00. With Free name change documents (wife only) and marital settlement agreement. Fast and easy. Call us 24hrs./ 7days: 1-888-789-0198. (TnScan) AUCTION- HUNTER’S PARADISE— 300 Acres+/- In TractsSaturday, December 5th 10:00a.m.- West of Minor Hill, Tennessee- Garner Auctions, IncKen Garner TNSL 2034, TN FIRM 4293 1-877-914-SOLD. (TnScan) ALL CASH VENDING! DO you earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy All for $9,995. 1-888-745-3351 (TnScan) DISH NETWORK $19.99/ MO Free Activation, Free HBO and Free Showtime. Ask about our nocredit promo. 48hr Free Install Call Now 888-929-2580 BuyDishToday.com (TnScan) SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $2,990.00 — Convert your Logs To Valuable Lumber with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also availa b l e . norwoodsawmills.com/300n. Free information: 1-800-578-1363 -Ext 300-N. (TnScan) “CAN YOU DIG IT?” Heavy Equipment 3wk Training Program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Could Qualify For GI/VA Benefits. 866-362-6497 (TnScan) PTL OTR DRIVERS. NEW Pay Package! Great Miles! Up to 46cpm. 12 months experience required. No felony or DUI past 5 years. 877-740-6262. www.ptlinc.com (TnScan) BIH TRUCKING COMPANY. DRIVER Trainees Needed! No CDL- No Problem! Earn up to $900/ week. Company endorsed CDL Training. Job assistance. Financial assistance. 888-7805539 (TnScan) DRIVERS- CDL-A OWNER OPERATORS! We Have Freight!!! OTR Van & Flatbed Opportunities. Great Pay & Benefits! 1 yr. exp. Req’d. Van 888-893-3110 Flatbed - 866-5374540 (TnScan) DRIVER CDL-A: OTR RUNS Dry Van & Flatbed. Great Pay & Equipment. Must Have TWIC Card or Apply Within 30 Days. Class A-CDL. Western Express 888-801-5295 (TnScan) DRIVERS- CDL-A STRAIGHT TO Solo with 6 Months Experience! OTR & Southeast Regional Runs Available! Home Weekly! Also hiring O/O’s & CDL Grads 866-594-5107 www.willisshaw.com (TnScan) DRIVERS CDL/A FLATBED UP to .40 CPM. Home Time. Benefits. OTR Experience Required. No felonies. Top Earner $69,000. Carrier since 1928! 800441-4271 x TN-100 (TnScan) DRIVERSIMMEDIATE NEED! REGIONAL & OTR positions available Now! CDL-A w/ Tanker Req’d. Outstanding pay & Benefits! Call a recruiter Today! 877-882-6537 www.oakleytransport.com (TnScan) HAVE YOU HAD FALLS?? Having trouble getting around?? Medicare regulations now make it easier for those with debilitating conditions to qualify for a power wheelchair. 1-800-205-8042 / 1866-420-6184 (TnScan) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-738-0607, w w w. C e n t u r a O n l i n e . c o m (TnScan) PORTABLE OFFICE BUILDINGS. AS low as $99 a month. 901-372-7414 (TnScan) ROAD RUNNER DRIVING ACADEMY, located in Sharon, TN is now accepting students. Class A CDL training, student tuition loans and placement assistance available, a fun environment, and free housing. Start working today! 106 Industrial Park Dr., Sharon, TN 38255. 731456-2008 (TnScan) GUN SHOW. NOV. 27-29. Fri. 1-6, Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 9-4. Knoxville. Chilhowee Park (3301 Magnolia Ave) Exit 392A off I-40. Buy-Sell-Trade. Info: (563) 9278176. (TnScan) YOUR LOW COST ADVERTISING Solution! One call &
AUCTION- HUNTER’S PARADISE— 300 Acres+/- In TractsSaturday, December 5th 10:00a.m.- West of Minor Hill, Tennessee- Garner Auctions, IncKen Garner TNSL 2034, TN FIRM 4293 1-877-914-SOLD. (TnScan) ALL CASH VENDING! DO you earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy All for $9,995. 1-888-745-3351 (TnScan) DISH NETWORK $19.99/ MO Free Activation, Free HBO and Free Showtime. Ask about our nocredit promo. 48hr Free Install Call Now 888-929-2580 BuyDishToday.com (TnScan) SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $2,990.00 — Convert your Logs To Valuable Lumber with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also availa b l e . norwoodsawmills.com/300n. Free information: 1-800-578-1363 -Ext 300-N. (TnScan) “CAN YOU DIG IT?” Heavy Equipment 3wk Training Program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Could Qualify For GI/VA Benefits. 866-362-6497 (TnScan) PTL OTR DRIVERS. NEW Pay Package! Great Miles! Up to 46cpm. 12 months experience required. No felony or DUI past 5 years. 877-740-6262. www.ptlinc.com (TnScan) BIH TRUCKING COMPANY. DRIVER Trainees Needed! No CDL- No Problem! Earn up to $900/ week. Company endorsed CDL Training. Job assistance. Financial assistance. 888-7805539 (TnScan) DRIVERS- CDL-A OWNER OPERATORS! We Have Freight!!! OTR Van & Flatbed Opportunities. Great Pay & Benefits! 1 yr. exp. Req’d. Van 888-893-3110 Flatbed - 866-5374540 (TnScan) DRIVER CDL-A: OTR RUNS Dry Van & Flatbed. Great Pay & Equipment. Must Have TWIC Card or Apply Within 30 Days. Class A-CDL. Western Express 888-801-5295 (TnScan) DRIVERS- CDL-A STRAIGHT TO Solo with 6 Months Experience! OTR & Southeast Regional Runs Available! Home Weekly! Also hiring O/O’s &
CDL Grads 866-594-5107 www.willisshaw.com (TnScan) DRIVERS CDL/A FLATBED UP to .40 CPM. Home Time. Benefits. OTR Experience Required. No felonies. Top Earner $69,000. Carrier since 1928! 800441-4271 x TN-100 (TnScan) DRIVERSIMMEDIATE NEED! REGIONAL & OTR positions available Now! CDL-A w/ Tanker Req’d. Outstanding pay & Benefits! Call a recruiter Today! 877-882-6537 www.oakleytransport.com (TnScan) HAVE YOU HAD FALLS?? Having trouble getting around?? Medicare regulations now make it easier for those with debilitating conditions to qualify for a power wheelchair. 1-800-205-8042 / 1866-420-6184 (TnScan) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-738-0607, w w w. C e n t u r a O n l i n e . c o m (TnScan) PORTABLE OFFICE BUILDINGS. AS low as $99 a month. 901-372-7414 (TnScan) ROAD RUNNER DRIVING ACADEMY, located in Sharon, TN is now accepting students. Class A CDL training, student tuition loans and placement assistance available, a fun environment, and free housing. Start working today! 106 Industrial Park Dr., Sharon, TN 38255. 731456-2008 (TnScan) GUN SHOW. NOV. 27-29. Fri. 1-6, Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 9-4. Knoxville. Chilhowee Park (3301 Magnolia Ave) Exit 392A off I-40. Buy-Sell-Trade. Info: (563) 9278176. (TnScan) YOUR LOW COST ADVERTISING Solution! One call & your 25 word ad will appear in 91 Tennessee newspapers for $265 or 20 West TN newspapers for $95. Call this newspaper’s classified advertising dept. or go to www.tnpress.com. (TnScan) DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT Children $95.00. With Free name change documents (wife only) and marital settlement agreement. Fast and easy. Call us 24hrs./ 7days: 1-888-789-0198. (TnScan) AUCTION- HUNTER’S PARADISE— 300 Acres+/- In TractsSaturday, December 5th 10:00a.m.- West of Minor Hill, Tennessee- Garner Auctions, IncKen Garner TNSL 2034, TN FIRM 4293 1-877-914-SOLD. (TnScan) ALL CASH VENDING! DO you earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy All for $9,995. 1-888-745-3351 (TnScan)
DISH NETWORK $19.99/ MO Free Activation, Free HBO and Free Showtime. Ask about our nocredit promo. 48hr Free Install Call Now 888-929-2580 BuyDishToday.com (TnScan) SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $2,990.00 — Convert your Logs To Valuable Lumber with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also availa b l e . norwoodsawmills.com/300n. Free information: 1-800-578-1363 -Ext 300-N. (TnScan) “CAN YOU DIG IT?” Heavy Equipment 3wk Training Program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Could Qualify For GI/VA Benefits. 866-362-6497 (TnScan) PTL OTR DRIVERS. NEW Pay Package! Great Miles! Up to 46cpm. 12 months experience required. No felony or DUI past 5 years. 877-740-6262. www.ptlinc.com (TnScan) BIH TRUCKING COMPANY. DRIVER Trainees Needed! No CDL- No Problem! Earn up to $900/ week. Company endorsed CDL Training. Job assistance. Financial assistance. 888-7805539 (TnScan) DRIVERS- CDL-A OWNER OPERATORS! We Have Freight!!! OTR Van & Flatbed Opportunities. Great Pay & Benefits! 1 yr. exp. Req’d. Van 888-893-3110 Flatbed - 866-5374540 (TnScan) DRIVER CDL-A: OTR RUNS Dry Van & Flatbed. Great Pay & Equipment. Must Have TWIC Card or Apply Within 30 Days. Class A-CDL. Western Express 888-801-5295 (TnScan) DRIVERS- CDL-A STRAIGHT TO Solo with 6 Months Experience! OTR & Southeast Regional Runs Available! Home Weekly! Also hiring O/O’s &
CDL Grads 866-594-5107 www.willisshaw.com (TnScan) DRIVERS CDL/A FLATBED UP to .40 CPM. Home Time. Benefits. OTR Experience Required. No felonies. Top Earner $69,000. Carrier since 1928! 800441-4271 x TN-100 (TnScan) DRIVERSIMMEDIATE NEED! REGIONAL & OTR positions available Now! CDL-A w/ Tanker Req’d. Outstanding pay & Benefits! Call a recruiter Today! 877-882-6537 www.oakleytransport.com (TnScan) HAVE YOU HAD FALLS?? Having trouble getting around?? Medicare regulations now make it easier for those with debilitating conditions to qualify for a power wheelchair. 1-800-205-8042 / 1-
866-420-6184 (TnScan) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-738-0607, w w w. C e n t u r a O n l i n e . c o m (TnScan) PORTABLE OFFICE BUILDINGS. AS low as $99 a month. 901-372-7414 (TnScan) ROAD RUNNER DRIVING ACADEMY, located in Sharon, TN is now accepting students. Class A CDL training, student tuition loans and placement assistance available, a fun environment, and free housing. Start working today! 106 Industrial Park Dr., Sharon, TN 38255. 731456-2008 (TnScan)
Page 8-B CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, November 26, 2009
Public Notices NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated January 3, 2007, executed by TRACY BROWDER, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR. as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, on January 22, 2007, as Instrument No. 28093, in Book 295, at Page 357; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007OA2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE RIES 2007-OA2, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on December 3, 2009, 11:00 AM at the Chester County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at an iron pin set in the south margin of Pleasant ridge road which point is located the following calls from the northeast corner of Donlad Rouse as recorded in Deed Book 63, page 692 Registers office of Chester County Tennessee south 76 deg 19’ 26” east 824.05 feet south 76 deg 41’43” east 190.00 feet thence from the point of beginning and with the south margin of Pleasant Ridge Road the following calls south 76 deg 41’ 43” east 97.25 feet south 74 deg
52’ 09” east 92.79 feet to an iron pin set at the northeast corner of the herein described tract thence south 03 deg 40’ 55” west 210.00 feet to an iron pin set at the northeast corner of Lot 4 thence with the north line of Lot 4 north 76 deg. 14’ 58” west 189.74 feet to an iron pin set at the southeast corner of Lot 2 thence with the east line of Lot 2 north 3 deg 40’ 55” east 211.50 feet to the point of beginning containing 0.9 acres as surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying Inc R.L.S. # 1999 on January 24, 2005 and being known as Lot 1 Clayton Hills Estates Section I. Being the same property conveyed to Tracy Browder and wife Patricia Browder by Warranty Deed David R. Williams of record in Book 284, Page 641, dated 5/22/06, and recorded 5/26/06, Register’s office for Chester County, Tennessee. Being further conveyed to David Williams by Warranty Deed from Danny Weaver and Frances Hutcherson of record in Book 263, page 242, dated January 20, 2005 Register’s Office for Chester County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 85 PLEASANT RIDGE RD, FINGER, TN 38334-1979. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): TRACY BROWDER, AKA TRACY L. BROWDER, AND PATRICIA BROWDER, AKA PATRICIA L. BROWDER OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 1) MERS, INC. 2) ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain
without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-985-07-03 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (805) 553-6392 TS#:09-0151787 FEI# 1006.73439
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on September 23, 2005, by Mark E. Daniel and Denise Daniel to Carter, Stanfill & Kirk, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, under Book 274, Page 427, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Irwin Mortgage Corporation; and WHEREAS, HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of December 1, 2005, Fremont Home Loan Trust 2005-E, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee, with all the rights,
powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, December 10, 2009, commencing at 12:00 PM at the Main entrance of the Chester County Courthouse, Henderson, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Chester County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a nail and cap in the centerline of Johnson Crossroad Church Road, the same being the Southeast corner of Hiawassee Land Company and the Southwest corner of the original tract of land which this is a part; thence with road as follows: North 62 degrees 26 minutes East 140.2 feet; North 68 degrees 30 minutes East 600 feet to a nail and cap, the true beginning of this conveyance; thence North 48 degrees 11 minutes 1.1 seconds West 573.97 feet to a hammer handle; thence North 5 degrees 59 minutes 47.2 seconds West 78.5 feet to a hammer handle; thence South 84 degrees 13 minutes 44.2 seconds East 761.95 feet to a nail and cap in the centerline of Johnson Crossroad Church Road; thence with road as follows: South 1 degree 30 minutes East 120 feet; South 9 degrees 12 minutes West 85 feet; South 33 degrees 30 minutes West 70 feet; South 57 Degrees 30 Minutes West 70 feet; South 68 degrees 30 minutes West 230 feet to the beginning, containing 4.87 acres, more or less gross. Subject to road easement. Said legal description is the same description as contained in the previous deed of record. This being the same property conveyed to Mark E. Daniel and wife Denise Daniel by deed of record in Record Book 184 Page 610 in the Chester County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 705 Johnson Crossroads Road, Jacks Creek, TN 38347 CURRENT OWNER(S): Mark E.
Daniel and Denise Daniel The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Great Seneca Financial Corp. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will
sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o NDS1 Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 416.0814471TN Web Site: www.msplaw.com
CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tax credits help homeowners winterize, save energy People can now weatherize their homes and be rewarded for their efforts. According to the Internal Revenue Service, homeowners making energysaving improvements this fall can cut their winter heating bills and lower their 2009 tax bill as well. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), enacted earlier this year, expanded two home energy tax credits: the non-business energy property credit and the residential energy efficient property credit.
Non-business Energy Property Credit This credit equals 30 percent of what a homeowner spends on eligible energy-saving improvements, up to a maximum tax credit of $1,500 for the combined 2009 and 2010 tax years.
The cost of certain high-efficiency heating and air conditioning systems, water heaters and stoves that burn biomass all qualify, along with labor costs for installing these items In addition, the cost of energy-efficient windows and skylights, energy-efficient doors, qualifying insulation and certain roofs also qualify for the credit, though the cost of installing these items does not count. By spending as little as $5,000 before the end of the year on eligible energy-saving improvements, a homeowner can save as much as $1,500 on his or her 2009 federal income tax return. Due to limits based on tax liability, other credits claimed by a particular taxpayer and other factors, actual tax savings will vary. These tax savings are on top of any energy savings that may result.
Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit Homeowners going green should also check out a second tax credit designed to spur investment in alternative energy equipment. The residential energy efficient property credit, equals 30 percent of what a homeowner spends on qualifying property such as solar electric systems, solar hot water heaters, geothermal heat pumps, wind turbines, and fuel cell property. Generally, labor costs are included when calculating this credit. Also, no cap exists on the amount of credit available except in the case of fuel cell property. Not all energy-efficient improvements qualify for these tax credits. For that reason, homeowners should check the manufacturer’s tax credit certification statement before pur-
chasing or installing any of these improvements. The certification statement can usually be found on the manufacturer’s website or with the product packaging. Normally, a homeowner can rely on this certification. The IRS cautions that the manufacturer’s certification is different from the Department of
Energy’s Energy Star label, and not all Energy Star labeled products qualify for the tax credits. Eligible homeowners can claim both of these credits when they file their 2009 federal income tax return. Because these are credits, not deductions, they increase a taxpayer’s refund or reduce
the tax he or she owes. An eligible taxpayer can claim these credits, regardless of whether he or she itemizes deductions on Schedule A. Use Form 5695, Residential Energy Credits, to figure and claim these credits. A draft version of this form is available now on IRS.gov.
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