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Many will vote at new locations By JEFF IRELAND email@example.com If you live in Tipton County and you're a registered voter, there's a pretty good chance you have received a new voter registration card in the mail the last few weeks. Because of the redistricting process that was completed last year, as many as 10,000 Tipton County voters could be heading to different polling places for the Aug. 2 county general and state primary election, as well as the Nov. 6 state and federal general election. According to Neil Bell, Tipton County administrator of elections, approximately 6,500 voters changed precincts and an additional 3,500 in District 1 will change polling places, but not districts. “Ultimately,” Bell said, “It's so your vote counts as much as the next guy's.
If you were shifted, it was because you were in a district that was going to have too many people. If you've got double the population as another district, your vote only counts half as much. It's an effort to fix that … It's all to make sure your vote, everybody's vote, roughly, counts the same. It's not perfection, but it's as close as you can get.” The redistricting process was completed late last year. The Aug. 2 election will be the first one conducted using the new lines. There are approximately 32,000 registered voters in Tipton County. Bell said about 20,000 cards were mailed out and by now everybody who is getting one should have one. Some of those who received new cards will not change precincts or polling places, but received new cards to SEE VOTE, PAGE A3
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Covington siblings, from left, Taylor Carney, 7, Emmanuel Carney, 10, and Felicity Carney, 9, enjoy a sprinkler at the Cobb-Parr Park Project Play playground yesterday afternoon. Temperatures soared into the 90s this week. Photo by Jeff Ireland
Spring Fling wraps up for area athletes By JEFF IRELAND email@example.com There's never a good time for the season to end. And while that old sports cliché is true and several Tipton County teams and athletes saw their seasons end shy of a state title at last week's BlueCross Spring Fling in Murfreesboro, there were plenty of success stories. Covington senior Kamesha VanPelt ended her high school career
on the highest of high notes, taking first place in the state Class A-AA 200 meters. The Munford softball team picked up its first state tournament in program history last week with a victory over Mt. Juliet, a team that routed the Lady Cougars in the 2011 state tournament. And the Covington baseball team, making its first state tournament appearance since winning it all in 2006, won its opener in the Class AA state tournament against Spring
Hill, a team that ultimately finished second, before dropping a couple of heartbreakers. The Tipton-Rosemark Academy baseball team made its first-ever trip to the state tournament and the Lady Rebels returned to Murfreesboro to defend their state title. Both teams came up short, but enjoyed solid seasons nonetheless. For more on all of the local teams and athletes that competed in the Spring Fling, see sports on page B1.
Covington shortstop T.A. Watson and a Spring Hill runner look to the umpire for a call during Spring Fling action last week in Smyrna.. The runner was safe on the play, and Covington lost the game 4-2, ending their pursuit of a state title.
While a lot of high school students will be hanging out at the mall or on the computer, Munford High rising senior Daniel Hawkins will be attending the prestigious National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. this summer, June 1019. Daniel has dreamed of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon since he was 12-years-old and has tailored his high school career with that goal in mind, a goal spurred by a childhood incident involving his grandfather. “The first time I considered this path was when my grandfather was in the hospital suffering from renal cell carcinoma,” revealed Daniel. “He had been fighting this cancer for over a year and the doctor handling his case opted to try an experimental treatment in the hopes that it would work or at least buy some more time. A complication caused the back wall of my grandfather's heart to rupture. The consulting cardiovascular surgeon had drawn some diagrams on a board emphasizing the damage that had been done to the heart and was explaining what they intended to do to repair it. Even though I was only 12 at the time, I was intrigued and talked to the surgeon about it some. I did some research and later decided that was what I wanted to do with my life.” He is the son of Lisa and David Hawkins of Atoka. His parents said Daniel has had a passion for learning and an enthusiasm for medical science ever since they can remember. “Daniel has had a determination to become a doctor since he was approximately 11-12 years old and we, like most parents, were thrilled with his ambitions, yet unsure if he’d change his mind a dozen times like SEE HAWKINS, PAGE A2
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Invent Now, Inc. is pleased to announce that its nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program is coming to Munford Elementary and Crestview Elementary this summer. First started in 1990, Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades one through six that engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM) content. â€œCamp Inventionâ€™s reputation as a leader in high-quality summer programming has helped us to grow from a museum program impacting 300 kids in 1990 to a national program impacting over 76,000 kids,â€? explains Michael J. Oister, Chief Operating Officer for Invent Now. â€œWe have families who tell us Camp Invention changed their childâ€™s outlook on learning, and stories like
those keep us inspired.â€? Each day, children rotate through four integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solving and teamwork through imaginative play. In this summerâ€™s Envision program, children will experience different modules including Inventeurekaâ„˘, Action and Adventure Gamesâ„˘, Magnetropolisâ„˘, and
I Can Invent: Balloon Burstâ„˘. Children will spend their week visiting a faux island to study magnetism, taking a fantasy adventure on the Ci6000 Space Modulator Time Machine, inventing a balloon-bursting machine, and much more! Even if a child has participated in the past, he or she will benefit from brand new adventures throughout the week. Also launching this summer is the Counselor in Training program,
ideal for Camp Invention â€œgraduatesâ€? who are now too old for the program. These individuals will assist Leadership Interns with tasks and help to mentor participants. Counselors in Training will leave with volunteer experience and a step ahead of others when entering high school. To register a child for these programs or to learn more about Invent Now programming, visit www.CampInvention. org or call 800.968.4332.
Since Camp Inventionâ€™s inception, the program has grown to include over 1,200 school partnerships in 49 states. In 2011, more than 76,000 children participated nationwide. Camp Invention was created in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which continues to support Invent Nowâ€™s mission to inspire creativity and inventive thinking in children of all ages.
Fields, Borum receive scholarships James Fields and Dalecia Borum have been selected as the recipients of Tennessee Association of Housing & Redevelopment Agencyâ€™s College Freshman Scholarships. They were chosen from applicants across the state of Tennessee for their outstanding achievements during high school such as; maintaining a GPA
above 3.5 and participating in extracurricular activities. James will be attending Austin Peay State University and majoring in physics to go onto a degree in aeronautics. Dalecia will be attending the University of Tennessee â€“ Knoxville to start her journey toward nursing and possibly physical therapy.
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Continued from A1 most kids do at that age,â€? said his mother, Lisa. â€œHis father and I have always been supportive of his ambitions offering informative guidance when necessary. We want this to be his career choice, not ours. Being a doctor sounds â€œcoolâ€? to a kid until they realize what really goes into becoming a physician, especially one who wants to specialize in heart conditions.â€? Daniel is an honor student and a member of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club at MES. He was nominated and selected by teachers, administrators, and physicians with the NYLF to be among hundreds of students from all over the world to attend the NYLF on Medicine forum this summer. He has taken a myriad of classes in the math and science disciplines to help him prepare for his career choice since middle school, including biology, chemistry, health science education, diagnostic medi-
cine, Emergency Medical Services, and anatomy & physiology. Additionally, he was been selected to study and participate in Medical Therapeutics during his senior year, which offers students the chance to study both in the classroom as well as in hospital and nursing facilities. â€œDaniel is very focused and driven toward achieving his goals,â€? said Lisa. â€œWe encouraged Daniel to research what would be necessary for him to prepare to go into the medical field and what the life of a surgeon would be like. He has never changed his mind about what he wants to do even after finding out how many more years of school and specialization it would require plus the rigorous challenges of internship and life as a surgeon. David and I are very excited that Daniel was offered the opportunity to participate in NYLF on Medicine. We believe it will give Daniel an â€˜up close and personalâ€™ look at the medical field, especially cardiolo-
gy as this group plans to attend some cardiovascular clinics.â€? A National Honor Society member, he plans on attending Christian Brothers University for his bachelorâ€™s degree in Biomedical Science and then, hopes to be accepted to medical school. â€œIâ€™m looking forward to attending the forum so that I can further my knowledge of the medical field,â€? said Daniel. â€œI want to actually begin to learn about practicing medicine itself. I hope to gain a myriad of experience and knowledge and I would also like to make some new friends that I will perhaps meet again in medical school or at work in the future.â€?
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DSCC begins new first year experience What begins well ends well. During a time of rising college costs and higher expectations of college graduates, the Dyersburg State Community College faculty and staff are taking this old saying to heart through the new Focus program. Over the past six months, DSCC Associate Professor of English Andrea Franckowiak, Counselor Karen Rutledge, and the DSCC Complete College Academy Team made up of President Karen Bowyer, Vice President Mary Ann Sellars, Assistant Vice President Kay Patterson, Assistant Vice President J. Dan Gullett, Associate Professor of English Linda Weeks, and Mathematics Instructor Devalyn Reynolds, have been researching what it takes to get students entering DSCC off to the best start possible. This past January and again in April, the entire DSCC faculty and staff participated in a review and brainstorm-
ing session to review the proposed new student orientation process called FOCUS: The DSCC First Year Experience Program. â€œAll the data and research over the last 25 years show that a first year experience program can positively impact new studentsâ€™ success rates and make a difference in retention. DSCC wants to do everything in our power to help our students succeed and cross the stage at graduation,â€? commented Andrea Franckowiak, the newly appointed Coordinator of New Orientation/Pre-term Skill Builder Program. There are five major parts to the DSCC FOCUS program: First Things First, Open House, Course Orientation 1010, Unleash Success and Steps toward Success Students start with First Things First. A Getting Started checklist for those who plan to attend
DSCC has been prepared. When new students register for fall classes, they may also register for a summer FOCUS session-orientation sessions that cover information critical to studentsâ€™ success. â€œStudents will discover the FOCUS session is an informative, anxiety-relieving fun timeâ€? points out Dr. Karen Rutledge, coordinator of these sessions. Helpful tips and door prizes will be given during each session. DSCC Open Houses, held prior to the start of the semester, are the second part of the program. Students will meet instructors, find classrooms, attend helpful workshops, and enjoy music and food while meeting returning students and learn about student life and student organizations. These events are designed to help new students have a stress-free start to college. Currently, Fall Open Houses are sched-
uled for August 14 on main campus, August 15 at the GCC, and August 16 at the JNC. A special orientation course for new students is the third part of the program. When freshman Tiana Cohill was asked her thoughts about ORN 1010, a course she just completed, her response was, â€œIt not only helped me with school, but it helped me in my life all together.â€? Orientation 1010 (ORN 1010) has been developed to help students master the skills needed to succeed in college. Topics that will be covered over the 15-weeksession include goal setting and time management, motivation and attitude, note taking, memory techniques, study and test taking skills, critical and creative thinking along with problem solving and communication skills, technology use, career choices and stress management. The fourth part of the
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so hard to find. Here are a few examples of ways you can keep learning at the front of your day throughout summer: Keep healthy with activities such as swimming, playing at the park, or taking nature walks. Use those chances to talk to your kids about what their favorite way to stay active is. Our students can keep reading by participating in the Tipton County Libraryâ€™s Free Reading program that starts on June 1st. Check out their website at tiptoncountylibrary.com. There are lots of summer camps going on
throughout Tipton County and several inexpensive opportunities can be found through the Covington Sportsplex. Have your child develop their own picture summer schedule so they can continue a routine, this will help everyone adjust once summer break is over. Help your child make positive choices for how they spend their time. Attend plays at the Ruffin Theater or at CIAA. â€œAladdinâ€? will be performed on June 8th with students from across the county that participated in the Tipton Arts Council Theatrical Camp.
We will continue each week to mention the successes of our students from this school year and offer tidbits about CIAA and our fabulous team of teachers. We are proud of each and every student and want to congratulate you and your families for a WONDERFUL school year! Now letâ€™s make summer break just as successful!
from an Atoka precinct to West Wilkinsville, or from northern Munford to Brighton or Tipton West, are not likely to welcome the longer drive,â€? Bell said. The extra driving, Bell pointed out, can be avoided in many cases by early voting at Munford City Hall or at the Tipton County Election Commission in Covington. Early voting for the Aug. 2 election begins July 13 and Oct. 17 for the Nov. 6 election. For more information, log on to www.tiptonco. com/depts_electionCommission, or call 4760223
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Continued from A1 Tennessee â€Ś I can say the process was a lot easier than it was in 2001. Back then they had a wall of maps and they would just manually calculate population. This time we had GIS that would make everything kind of live. If the commissioners wanted to move something, we could calculate it right away.â€? Also complicating matters are what the federal government calls census blocks, which are based on geographic boundaries. Census blocks cannot be split with district lines. The result means that some voters will have to drive further to polling places. â€œPeople being moved
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reflect the new 81st state house district. The process, Bell said, was very complicated. It was conducted over five meetings last year that included several county officials and Tipton County GIS Director Shawn Anderson. It is generally impossible to shift just a few houses to even things out, particularly in Tipton County which has seen a 19 percent population increase since 2001. â€œOur process was different because of population growth,â€? said Anderson. Redistricting must be done every 10 years. â€œWe had a little bit more of a challenge than other counties in West
offered in June and July at both the Dyersburg campus and at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center in Tipton County. Lastly, students will find out the steps they can continue to take toward success once classes begin. They will learn when, how, and whom to ask for help. Students who participate in FOCUS will receive special handbooks and planners. Information about DSCC FOCUS is available on the college web site, at the DSCC One Stop Center at all locations (the Dyersburg campus Student Center, the main desks at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County and the DSCC Gibson County Center). For more information, please contact Andrea Franckowiak at 731-286-3375 or email@example.com.
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Knightly News To all of our little Knights and their families, welcome to summer break! Over the next nine weeks, CIAA wants to make sure you have all the information you need for a fun-filled, educational, and productive summer. Even though school is out, Tipton County is full of activities and opportunities that we hope our students can take advantage of. Summer is one of the best opportunities for family time with a break from the hectic school year. Parents there is no better time to get to spend that one on one time with your children that can be
FOCUS program is for those students who want to prepare for their courses before the fall semester begins. These students are provided with opportunities to unleash their success through a special Summer Skill Building program that offers free access to Grade Results software and tutoring. Once students are shown how to access these resources, they can begin to strengthen their skills at home or in our Writing Centers on main campus or the JNC. In addition, challenge tests that determine course placement in reading, writing and mathematics will be offered in early August, prior to the start of classes. In addition, traditional summer courses in mathematics and learning communities for reading and writing are being
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Synthetic drugs becoming prevalent There is a new system of drug trafficking in Tennessee, and it is being carried out right in front of our eyes at convenience stores across the state. Those who are breaking the law are doing so knowingly, and I am writing today to alert you to this dangerous trend: synthetic drugs. Synthetic drugs are illegal, and they are dangerous. Often sold in stores, some purchasers may not know that these drugs are illegal and dangerous. Across Tennessee, children and adults are having bad reactions to the changing chemicals used in these drugs. Along with my fellow district attorneys, I am working to strengthen laws seeking to eliminate these products altogether and to prosecute individuals who continue to sell these substances. Please help us by learning more about synthetic drugs and spreading the word within our community. How can I recognize synthetic drugs? Synthetic drugs are often marketed in small, colorful plastic pouches—sometimes using cartoon-like images—under names like K2, Spice or Molly’s Plant Food. They can be accompanied by disclaimers such as “Not for Human Consumption” and labeled as “plant food” or “bath salts” in an attempt to mask their true use and sidestep existing laws. Some are designed to look and be smoked like marijuana while others are used more like methamphetamine. What are the dangers of synthetic drug use? The effects of these chemical-based substances—violent outbursts, hallucinations, paranoia, seizures, increased blood pressure, possible kidney failure, suicidal thoughts and more—are dangerous, and much more severe than users may anticipate. The substances are cheap, addictive, extremely potent and easily fatal. What are lawmakers doing to address this issue? In the past two years as synthetic drugs have become increasingly popular, lawmakers have acted repeatedly to outlaw the latest versions of these drugs. However, producers of synthetic drugs MIKE DUNAVANT constantly alter the chemical D ISTRICT ATTORNEY contents of the products to circumvent ongoing law enforcement efforts. This is precisely why Tennessee’s district attorneys have continued to work on legislation that takes a big-picture approach to synthetic drugs and the many varied compounds used to produce them. My fellow district attorneys and I supported our legislators in addressing the present shortcomings in the law. Through several bills recently signed by Gov. Bill Haslam, the penalties regarding synthetic drugs will increase whether offenders are selling, possessing or ingesting synthetic drugs. The definition of synthetic drugs will also be expanded to include all possible synthetic derivates. These efforts will stiffen the penalties for infractions appropriately, as well as eliminate the weaknesses in the substance definition, which producers of synthetic drugs previously abused. We have also supported dozens of undercover law enforcement stings on convenience stores throughout the state. These efforts have brought criminals to trial and resulted in the confiscation of large quantities of synthetic drugs. As your district attorney, I will continue to work to eradicate synthetic drugs from our communities in Lauderdale, Tipton, Fayette, Hardeman, and McNairy counties using the available resources. I hope you will join this effort by sharing this information with your family, friends and colleagues.
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How are we all in one piece? How many times have you just ther way, you done had a Bad Day sat and wondered how is it that at Black Rock. I guess it was ‘pert I’m still in one piece? Did you ever nigh’ a miracle all of us didn’t have fall out of a hayloft accidentally or more broken bones and skint, split maybe you had a little assistance hides than we might admit. from one of your dear friends? We But unless you were barely two were so small the ground seemed steps ahead of the grim reaper like it was a million miles away. there was no way anyone would Maybe we put Sky King to shame admit being hurt and desiring a flailing through the air. trip to the miracle cure Doctor. Friends, for you folks that have Better be tough! Not only aches been under a root cellar and pains, but commuall yo’ life at one time there nicable diseases spread were barns that stored around the entire unihay, corn that had to be verse. Can anyone reshucked, milking stalls, call these problems as a farrowing pens, barrels of youngster? ‘shorts’ (heh, heh let some Jack, the illustrious them Harvard city slickers Oracle of Delphi, re‘figger’ that’un out). Tell minded me of the seven that to some of today’s year itch and the premodernization and watch ferred treatment many ’em look at you just like SOUTHERN RAISIN' years ago. Sometimes you just slapped them in called ‘scabies’ and a OTIS G RIFFIN the noggin with bowl of few names the preacha’ boiled, dehydrated chit’lins. couldn’t repeat, this itch would Remember how the landing-pad make you squall the cows home. when diving out of the loft, would This nail breaking itch would covbe harder than an ex-mother-in- er a victim like a politician covers law’s heart? Or possibly kind a vote at an upcoming speaking of messy as we say in the South, rally election. Beloved, now that’s caused by the rains mixed in what all over, far and wide. Daddy said you find in a barnyard. Only my he had seen blood drawn scratchCountry brethren can relate. Ei- ing and digging while tears flowed
like the Johnstown flood. Neighbor, the mixture of sorghum molasses and sulfur, similar to catheads dipped in red-eye gravy, to be fiercely spread over the red ‘wep’ torso. Another suggestion was to wash the bed sheets, blankets and quilts at least every two weeks, whether needed or not. A hot bath using freshly drawn well water was said to expedite the cure. I’m not sure if this extra dipping included the regular Sat’dy night submerging. Just a thought! One thing about it, the entire school, not just the room class, knew you were not absent with sulfur and molasses emitting an odor from Rosemark University to Beaver Valley. No matter whether it was right or wrong, this was just way of life. Friends can you just imagine what these curtain climbers would do today of they had to indulge in some of our cures we used a hun’ert years ago? Why they would crawl under a gum stump like a mole and hide for sure. But we did survive by the skin of our teeth. Maybe it wasn’t as Bad as We thought at the Time….GLORY!
Working toward a budget that grows the economy and reduces our debt Former Federal Reserve Chair- get, interest on our debt will triple man Alan Greenspan recently over the next 10 years, and by 2022 said the worst mistake President we’ll be spending more in interObama made was not embracing est than we spend on national dehis own (Simpson-Bowles) fiscal fense. The fundamental problem commission’s recommendations to is that Washington does not know reduce our debt by $4 trillion over how to balance its checkbook. the next 10 years. This is irresponsible and instead Today, our national debt of playing politics we is more than $15.6 trilshould be working tolion, which is nearly $1.9 gether on a plan to adtrillion higher than it was dress the debt, which is when the fiscal commisthe most urgent probsion released its recomlem facing our country mendations in 2010 and and, according to the $6.4 trillion higher than former Chairman of the when President Obama Joint Chiefs of Staff Adwas sworn in. In January miral Mike Mullen, the 2013, the first thing the biggest threat to our naD.C. VIEW next president will have SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER tional security. to do is ask Congress to The Simpson-Bowles, increase the debt ceiling. Domenici-Rivlin, and Gang of The president has proposed a Six proposals all offer bipartisan budget that raises taxes by $1.9 tril- blueprints for how to address it. lion over the next 10 years and still Each of these proposals would respends more than it takes in every form the tax code and restructure year, instead of endorsing the fiscal entitlement spending—the main commission’s recommendations – source of our dangerous federal or any other plan to address our debt—so that seniors can count on nation’s spending crisis. Accord- Medicare and Social Security and ing to the Congressional Budget taxpayers can afford them. Office, under the president’s budMandatory entitlement spend-
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ing, which is 58 percent of the federal budget, is growing at nearly three times inflation and bankrupting our country. Discretionary spending, which funds our national defense, our highways, our national parks and national laboratories, is only 36 percent of the federal budget and is growing at the rate of inflation. Focusing our budget cutting on discretionary spending is just a way for Congress—to use the president’s words—to kick the can down the road. The real work is in reducing the growth of mandatory spending. Although the Senate majority is not debating its own budget resolution, going more than 1,100 days without offering a budget, we are debating several proposals. I support the House-passed budget because it is a serious proposal to cut out-of-control spending and help solve our spending crisis. I also support the proposal offered by Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.)--even though it sets non-defense discretionary spending at 2006 levels that I believe are too low—because it reforms mandatory entitlement SEE VIEW, PAGE A5
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Gen X’ers must juggle a variety of financial issues If you’re part of “Generation X” tions. — the age cohort born between the Should I put away money for mid-1960s and the early 1980s — my kids’ college education? It’s you’re probably in one of the busi- not easy to fund your retirement est phases of your life, as you’re accounts plus save money for your well into your working years and, children’s college education. Still, at the same time, busy raising a college is expensive, so if you feel family. But just as you’re “multi- strongly about helping to pay for tasking” in your life, you’ll also the high costs of higher education, need to address multiple financial you may want to explore college goals. funding vehicles, such as a 529 In seeking to accomplish your plan, which offers tax advantages. key objectives, you may Should I pay down my be asking yourself a varimortgage or invest those ety of questions, includfunds? Most of us dream ing the following: of freeing ourselves from Should I contribute a mortgage someday. So, as much as possible to as your career advances my IRA and 401(k)? In a and your income rises, word, yes. Your earnings you may wonder if you on a traditional Individshould make bigger ual Retirement Account mortgage payments. On FINANCIAL FOCUS (IRA) and a 401(k) grow one hand, there’s no deS TEVEN J. J ONES on a tax-deferred basis, nying the psychological so your money can accumulate benefits you’d receive from paying faster than it would if placed in an off your mortgage. However, you investment on which you paid tax- may want to consider putting any es every year. Plus, since you typi- extra money into your investment cally make 401(k) contributions portfolio to help as you work towith pretax dollars, the more you ward your retirement goals. Work contribute, the lower your taxable with your financial advisor to deincome. And your traditional IRA termine what may be most approcontributions may be tax-deduct- priate for your portfolio. ible, depending on your income. Do I have enough insurance in If you meet income guidelines, place to protect my family? You you can contribute to a Roth IRA, may hear that you need seven or which provides tax-free earnings, eight times your annual income provided you meet certain condi- in life insurance, but there’s re-
Continued from A4 spending, closes tax loopholes, lowers tax rates, and saves Medicare for future generations. Senator Toomey and I have discussed alternatives to improve and simplify the Medicaid spending formulas to save states money and minimize hassle from Washington, and I am encouraged by these discussions. Last August I supported the Budget Control Act because it was an opportunity to take an important step in the right direction. The House-passed budget and the budget proposed by Senator Toomey are opportunities to take the next step, and I look forward to working with them to adopt a responsible budget that grows the economy and reduces our debt.
ally no “right” figure for everyone. You may want to consult with a financial advisor to determine how much life insurance is appropriate for your needs. Am I familiar with my parents’ financial situation and estate considerations? Now is the time to communicate with your parents about a variety of issues related to their financial situation and estate plans. The more you know, the better positioned you’ll be to provide assistance and support if and when it’s needed. Just to name one example, you should inquire of your parents if they’ve designated a durable power of attorney to make financial decisions for them in case they’re ever incapacitated. By answering these questions, you can get a handle on all the financial issues you face at your stage of life. It may seem challenging, but taking the time now can help you better position yourself to reach your financial goals. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Steven Jones is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Atoka. Visit him at 360 Atoka McLaughlin Drive or call 901-8379772.
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The following persons were booked into the Tipton County Correctional Facility during the week of May 20-26.
! Abuelouf, Diana Nabil, 29, criminal simulation, May 25, TCSO ! Allaire, John Thomas, 36, violation of order of protection, May 22, TCSO ! Barnett, Thomas Henry, 27, poss. sch. II drug, theft over $10,000, reckless burning; May 23, TCSO ! Baskerville, Delvegio Rafael, 20, domestic assault, May 26, MPD ! Bates, Anthony Thomas, 30, promotion of meth. manuf., May 23, TCSO ! Beman, Starene Lousie, 47, theft over $10,000, conspiracy; May 25, TCSO ! Bernoudy, Waverly Eugene, robbery, May 20, TCSO ! Bonds, Deandre, 21, domestic assault, May 22, TCSO ! Brewer, Lakedia Renee, 29, criminal simulation, May 25, TCSO ! Brock, Mikael Terry, 21, domestic assault, May 24, TCSO ! Brooks, Edward, 24, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 26, THP ! Brown, Angelica Nichole, 21, theft under $500, May 24, APD ! Brown, Keith Lamont, 39, domestic assault, child abuse/neglect; May 23, CPD ! Burnett, Stacey Jerome, 44, poss. of drug paraphernalia, May 24, TCSO ! Campbell, Ronald Keith, 32, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, seatbelt law, simple poss. marijuana;
May 25, TCSO ! Carranza, Juan Francisco, 32, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 26, TCSO ! Clemons, Erica Rena, 28, shoplifting, May 22, TCSO ! Cross, Amy Helen, 18, shoplifting, id theft, criminal impersonation; May 20, CPD ! Cross, Chad Michale, 26, public intoxication, May 26, TCSO ! Currie, Elton Alphonso, 24, agg. assault with injury, May 20, TCSO ! Dickerson, Jermaine Ethenn, 35, failure to pay child support (x3), May 22, CPD ! Duncanson, Brittany Taylor, 19, agg. assault with injury, May 22, TCSO ! Elcan, James Santiago, 33, public intoxication, May 26, CPD ! Ervin, Jason Odis, 33, failure to pay child support, May 21, TCSO ! Faught, Paula Taylor, 46, id theft, May 26, TCSO ! Fields, Kristen Alicia, 31, worthless checks, May 25, TCSO ! Gaither, Heather Renee, 38, driving on rev./canc. susp. license, May 26, TCSO ! Glover, Heather Irene, 18, shoplifting, May 22, TCSO ! Grant, Jarvis Tyleke, 19, domestic assault, May 24, CPD ! Gray, Tony Eugene, 44, domestic assault, false imprisonment, theft, vandalism; May 22, TCSO
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! Green, Francis Modine, 65, worthless check (x2), criminal simulation, theft; May 21, TCSO ! Gregory, Sharon Marie, 47, agg. burglary, theft over $1,000; May 23, TCSO ! Harris, Grant Cole, 22, agg. assault no injury, May 26, TCSO ! Hathcock, Benjamin Layton, 19, statutory rape, May 21, MUPD ! Helton, Regina Rachel, 36, misuse of 911, May 25, TCSO ! Henderson, Latrecia Renea, 22, theft merch $500 or less, May 25, TCSO ! Hollingsworth, Jamie Liane, 19, agg. assault with injury, May 22, APD ! Jackson, Amber Michaela, 25, public intoxication, May 20, TCSO ! Jones, Dantonio, 29, violation of sexual offender act; May 23, TCSO ! Jones, Octavius Santrail, 32, agg. assault with injury, May 24, TCSO ! Kelley, Ashley Nicole, 32, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, worthless check; May 23, BPD ! Kitchen, Darrell Antonio, 18, vandalism, May 26, CPD ! Lawrence, Cody Jacob, 19, burglary (x2), theft under $10,000, theft under $500, theft under $1,000; May 23, TCSO ! Lawson, Thomas Brian, 50, agg. burglary, May 24, TCSO ! Levine, Martin Scott, 23, robbery, May 20, TCSO ! Marquis, Jackson Kenneth, 26, poss. marijuana, disregard stop sign; May 25, TCSO ! Masters, Ryan Clayton 37, disorderly conduct, May 25, TCSO
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! McGaugh, Matthew Rian, 26, disorderly conduct, public intoxication; May 25, TCSO ! Miller, Elijah, 28, poss. of prohibited weapon, May 25, TCSO ! Neal-Chatmon, Lakisha Terrell, 44, vandalism, May 26, TCSO ! Phelps, Mary Jane, 20, domestic assault, May 21, TCSO ! Range, Antonio Terrell, 31, domestic assault, May 25, CPD ! Richmond, Christopher Bryan, 25, poss. sch. IV drug with intent, May 25, TCSO ! Rose, Christopher Lee, 22, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license (x2), speeding; May 21, MUPD ! Sanders, Tonya, 37, agg. assault no injury, May 24, TCSO ! Schneider, Jeffery Alan, 26, agg. burglary, May 25, TCSO ! Smith, Ronald Charles, 58, public intoxication, May 25, CPD ! Smith, Toby Carl, 41, boating under the inuence, May 20, TWRA ! Somerville, Tamarya Dashawn, 19, agg. assault no injury, May 25, TCSO ! Stephens, Nathan Lee, 25, child abuse/neglect, May 20, TCSO ! Trobaugh, James Morris, 58, domestic assault, May 20, MUPD ! Trotter, Caleb Nash, 24, agg. assault no injury, May 20, TCSO ! Villwock, Roger Edwin, 32, violation of sex offender act, May 20, TCSO ! Wolverton, Jeremy Lee, 30, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, May 21, TCSO
Disclaimer: These persons are innocent until proven guilty. They will face charges in Tipton County General Sessions or Circuit Court unless warrants for their arrest were issued in another county (this may or may not be denoted in the listing of charges).
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Bobby Lee “Bob” Dowell
Barbara Bishop nee Mildred Marie Pickard
U.S. Army veteran Sherman Williams, 82, son of the late Willie and Cora Lee Williams, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2012. Visitation was held on Friday, May 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home. Services were held on Saturday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at Paradise Baptist Church in Covington with burial in St. John Cemetery in Atoka. He is survived by daughter, Shirley Boyd of Covington; brothers Willie Williams and Tite Williams, both of Atoka.
Bobby Lee “Bob” Dowell, 67, of Covington, died on May 26, 2012 at his home. He was a member of King’s Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Barlow Funeral Home. Saturday visitation will be at 2 p.m. until service time. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Stephen M.B. Church with burial at King’s Hill Cemetery. He is survived by sisters Annie Elizabeth Jones, Margaret Foster, Bessie Dowell and Elder Ynonne Sangster; brothers Robert James Dowell and Jermoe “Jerry” Dowell.
Truly a citizen of the world, Barbara Bishop (nee Mildred Marie Pickard) passed away peacefully after a short illness at her Brighton, Tenn., home on Monday, May 28, 2012. She was 93 years old. Mrs. Bishop believed in living life to the fullest which she did with gusto until her death. She was born in Gilt Edge, Tenn., on November 28, 1918 to Eva and Lee Pickard as their fourth child. Throughout her long and adventurous life, Mrs. Bishop divided her time among her three residences in Brighton, Tenn., New York, New York and Rome, Italy. As a young woman, Mrs. Bishop carved out a career in fashion in New York in the 1940s and 1950s modeling for some of the most prominent fashion houses in the city. In the 1960s she established a home in Rome, Italy and traveled extensively throughout Europe, India and all points in between. A lover of art and culture, she attended and supported art openings both in the United States and overseas. In her later years, she attended classes in New York becoming an accomplished painter of faux finshes for furniture. Mrs. Bishop appreciated fine art, fine food and wine and good company, as well as cutting edge fashion and furnishings. Her entertaining skills as hostess were considerable and enjoyed by her large circle of international friends and acquaintances on two different continents. Mrs. Bishop is survived by her son, George P. Bishop (MaryAnn) of Brighton, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Barbara Edwards (Terry) of Destin, Fla. and Louis Bishop (Rachel) of Memphis, Tenn. Mrs. Bishop is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Cameron Sandberg, Miller and Turner Bishop, Keith, Jessica and Tyler Edwards; and her sister, Mrs. Jane Proctor of Birmingham, Ala., as well as several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bishop was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Reginald Pickard, Raymond Drewy Pickard and Woodrow Pickard and her sister, Virginia Pickard Allee. A gravesite service will be held at Ravenscroft Cemetery on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10 a.m. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Munford Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. In rememberance of Mrs. Bishop, please make donations to Alzheimer’s Assocations.
June 18, 1929 – May 15, 2012
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Date of Death – May 26, 2012
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Flossie English Pugh
Dateof Death – May 22, 2012
Kristy M. Kidd
November 26, 1971 – May 27, 2012
Flossie English Pugh, age 82 passed away in Crestview Healthcare Center in Brownsville, TN on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Funeral Services were conducted at 1 p.m., Friday, May 25, 2012 in the Randolph Assembly of God Church. Burial followed in Randolph Cemetery. Visitation for the Pugh family was on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Randolph Assembly of God Church. “Miss Flossie” was preceded in death by her parents: Samuel J. and Martha Jones English, three brothers: Nolan Rayburn, Bill English, David English and a sister: Dorothy Cook. She is survived by her daughters: Donna C. Peresotti, Humboldt, TN, Victoria E. Thompson, Gilt Edge, TN, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a sister: Velma Reynolds, Memphis, TN.
Kristy M. Kidd, 40, passed away on Sunday, May 27. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 1 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 at the funeral home. She is survived by two sons, Channing Kidd and Cameron (Aimee) Kidd; her mother, Jeanette Trotter; her father, Victor Lowe; one brother, Michael Lowe; one nephew, Devan Lowe and a friend, Anna Jackson. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com.
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Besssie Gray Cobbs
Gwendolyn Patrice Rose Blyue
Date of Death – May 24, 2012 Bessie Gray Cobbs, 84, of Burlison, died on May, 24, 2012 at Baptist Hospital-Memphis. She was a retired food specialist for Milllington Naval Air Station and a member of Bright Hill M.B. Church. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 2 to 7 p.m., with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Barlow Funeral Home. Saturday visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Restland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Cobbs was pre-deceased by her spouse, Johnny Cobbs. She is survived by daughters, Doris Kay Cobbs King, Pam Cobbs Springfield and Sonja Cobbs Carruthers; son Edward Lee Cobbs, Sr.; brother Johnny Gray; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) May 31, 2012
November 8, 1935 – May 27, 2012
Gwendolyn Patrice Rose Blyue, 54, of Burlison, passed away on Sunday, May 27. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Drummonds. A U.S. Postal service retiree, she is survived by her husband, Lloyd Blyue; one son, Lloyd Nicholas Blyue of Burlison; one daughter, Rebecca Gwen Womack of Burlison; one brother, Gregory Harris “Hog” Rose of Burlison; two sisters, Wanda Wade and Lori Ann Rose, both of Drummonds and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Myrtle Rose and one grandchild, Cheyenne Lane Womack. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com.
November 20, 1918 – May, 28, 2012
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Helen S. King Tunison
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August 30, 1923 – May 28, 2012 Helen S. King Tunison, 88 of Ripley, died on May 28, 2012. Serices will be held on Friday, June 1 at 1 p.m. at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home.
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Germantown Symphony Orchestra at the Court House Square Ripley, Tennessee
June 2, 2012 6:30 P.M. The Community Calendar is a free service offered by The Leader. We make every effort to include all submissions for this section, however these items are printed as space becomes available. To guarantee your event to be in the paper would require paid advertising. A complete list appears in the Community Events section on our web site, www.covingtonleader.com June 8 Life Line Screening being held at Central Baptist Church, 755 Lucy Kelly Road in Brighton on Friday, June 8. You must register by contacting Life Line Screening Rep. by
email at: amy.thweatt@ llsa.com or call 1-800-8979177 ext. 1742. June 9 – July 10 Brighton AYSO Fall Soccer registration will take place on Saturday, June 9, June 23 and July 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 12 and July 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. for boys and girls ages 4-18 at Old Brighton High School. Cost is $65 and includes soccer jersey, shorts, socks, trophy and soccer accident insurance. Credit cards are accepted. For complete registration information, please call Patti @ 474-2423, email brightonsoccer@bigriver.
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ington Ave. in Covington will present a Brown Bag class on “Creating a Pollinator Garden” on Thursday, June 14 from 5-6 p.m. Class is free. For more information contact Booker T. Leigh at 476-0231.
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Angie Bussiere weds Mathew Wayne Bradford Ronda Booth and Mark Bradford, both of Covington, are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Mathew Wayne Bradford to Angie Bussiere of Covington on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the couple’s home in Covington. The groom’s grandfather, Rev. Ronny Boothe officiated the service the intimate service. The bride is the daughter of Curt and Edna Bussiere of Fort Polk, La., and was given in marriage by Mark Bradford, father of the groom, while the Wedding March played in the background. She wore a satin spaghetti strap full-length gown, beaded with pearls and a two-tier, elbow-length tulle wedding veil, adorned with pearls and carrying a bouquet of white and pink lilies and white roses. Catherine Woodward served as the maid of honor, with Katie Bradford, niece of the groom, serving as the flower girl and Marissa Shaw, sister of the groom, served as the ring bearer. Mark Bradford II, brother of the groom, served as the best man. Honored guests were the groom’s grandparents Greg and Brenda Joy Barron and Ronny and Delores Boothe. The newlyweds were given a wedding book and photos, which captured the joyous occasion, by the groom’s mother, Ronda Boothe. The couple danced to Brad Paisley’s “She’s Everything.” Wedding guests enjoyed a feast of barbeque and all the trimmings, plus cake and punch. The couple’s traditional wedding cake was made by the groom’s aunt, Rachel Kimbrell, and featured a three-tier cascade white cake decorated with pale yellow roses and trim. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Oakhaven High School in Memphis, Tenn. The groom is employed with Hydrotrek. After a short honeymoon at Talladega, Ala., the couple have made their home in Covington, Tenn.
YOUNG AT HEART
The Young at Heart (60+) group from Clopton United Methodist Church in Brighton recently spent an afternoon in Collierville visiting the Biblical Resource Center and Museum and enjoying lunch at the Silver Caboose.
Are you on track? (or a treadmill…) Civil War Sesquicentennial By DEREK E. BALTI MORE, Senior Consulting Financial Group, Inc.
this year showed 29 percent of those 55 or older reported being confident they were saving enough money to last through retirement. So what gives? If boomers aren’t saving for retirement because they don’t have enough funds leftover after covering daily expenses like food, housing, gas and putting kids through college, how do they feel like they will have enough savings for retirement? The answer:
Picture this: you are in your mid or late fifties, and someone asks you the question, have you saved enough for retirement? Here’s a scary statistic: About 49 percent of Americans say they aren’t contributing to any retirement fund. A new survey conducted by LIMRA trade association for the financial services industry, shows less than a third of Americans over age 50 worked with a financial professional to plan for retirement. Boomers many don’t plan need to take to ever retire fulSENIOR FOCUS a more proac- DEREK E. BALTIMORE ly or delay leaving tive role when it the workforce. comes to their retirement The mindset of “I don’t and making sure they have to save as much behave adequate savings to cause I plan to work loncover their needs. Saving ger” is risky. You may systematically can have need to think twice and a dramatic impact on consider the implications boomers’ lifestyles after of this strategy. You may they leave the workforce. have to make those dolThe survey asked con- lars last longer than you sumers what investment had planned for. vehicles they were using It may make sense to at to save for their retirement least plan to work as long (when they were) and only as you can. I don’t think 45 percent of respondents many people are going in their 50s were contrib- to be able to do that into uting to a defined contri- their 70s and 80s. That is bution plan, while 16 per- not really the solution. cent were contributing to There is a mismatch bea ROTH and 20 percent to tween what people’s exa traditional IRA. Here’s pectations as to how long the more-troubling stat: A they are going to be living survey conducted earlier in retirement and the real-
Burlison John W. Werner • 569-1090• email@example.com Welcome Back Burlison! I haven’t received any Birthday announcements for this week. I know they’re out there, so just contact me and let me know. If I missed you, Happy Birthday. Anniversary wishes go out to Rodney and Joan Hanks, Happy Anniversary! Prayer requests received for this week include: Judy Nason, Louise Vandergriff, Doris Ditto, Winford & Ruby Dawson, Brenda Smith, Dewayne Huffman, Cathy Pich-
eloupe & Family, Betty & Frank Tyler, David Gilbreath, Rogene Azotea, Dave Burross, Verna Lou Timbs, Bob Yoakum, Jo Campbell, Annette Gilbreath, Cindy Kidd, and Sissy Townsend. A special prayer request is being shared for Ben, Sara and Sophia Hawkins. Sophia is a week old and has been struggling since birth last week but she is improving slowly. Sophia is also the great-granddaughter of the late J.V. Reeves, a long-time pastor in Bur-
ity of how long they will actually be living in retirement. This drastically impacts how much they need to have saved and how much they need to make those dollars stretch across the retirement period. We acknowledge that the tough economic environment we have been stuck in for the past 4 years makes it hard to save. We recommend an automatic savings plan/fund into a retirement plan, which
This weekend marks the 150th anniversary of the evacuation of Forts’ Pillow and Randolph, Tenn. Confederate gunboats and 6,000 soldiers and their horses, wagons and cannon left Tipton and Lauderdale counties by rail, river and roads for Memphis and Mississippi. On June 5, 1862, the Union Navy planted the stars and stripes on the bluffs at Randolph. Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fort Wright historic site at Randolph Road, Randolph, Tenn. Come enjoy Civil War living history/campsite, musket firing, tents, uniforms, etc. Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m. R. H. Munford Cemetery, in Covington Decoration of the graves of 200 civil war soldiers and military salute! Sponsored by the Simonton – Wilcox Camp 257, Sons of Confederate Veterans. For more information call Russell Bailey 901-476-3744.
4-Man/Woman Scramble - “The Fun Tournament” Wednesday, June 13, 2012 • Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m. In memory of Carl Perkins, Dr. L. D. Elliston, Mrs. Louise Elliston & Katherine Elliston Simonian, who donated the building for the Exchange Club - Carl Perkins - Tipton County Child Abuse Prevention Center
is very simple to put into place. You wouldn’t miss that money and you would learn to live within the take home pay that you receive. Our preference would be an IRA or a ROTH IRA, so that you can take full advantage of the tax deferment currently allowed. The latter is not subject to the RMD’s (required minimum distributions) that all 401k and non-Roth IRA’s are subject to at age 70.5. This article is written by Derek E. Baltimore of Senior Consulting Financial Group, Inc. which serves the 65+ marketplace with straightforward, realistic advice regarding Medicare and Life insurance, Annuities, and Investments.
Scramble Rules will apply. Three Flights. All men under 75 years of age will play from the Gold Tees. All ladies and any men 75+ years of age will play from the RED TEES.
The Red Tees will be moved out into the Fairways, and the course will play very favorable to Lady Golfers.
Scoring: Three Flights - Cash Prizes will be awarded to the First, Second and Third place teams in each Flight. Entry Fee:
$75.00/person entry fee includes: mulligans, green fee, cart tournament prizes and special event prizes for on course contests like “closest to the pin”. Entry includes BBQ lunch for all players. Not proceeds to benet The Exchange Club’s Child Abuse Prevention Center. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Rain-Out Since the purpose of the tournament is to raise money for charity, in the event of a full or Policay partial rain-out, a fair and equitable policy will be determined by Tournament Committee. All prizes distributed and no refunds made. Tee Times:
All players will begin play at a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Entry Fee is tax deductible
Mulligan: Each player will have a mulligan which includes: 1. Two “Free” hand throws from off the green Throws do not count a stroke 2. One Red Tee per male player
Sponsorship Form Gold Sponsor For The Tournament $500
The rst business to request exclusive sponsorship of this tournament will be allowed unlimited signage, display of product and advertisement as the sponsor of the tournament. Sponsorship will also include four paid golfers, tournament prizes, mulligans and meals.
Corporate Sponsor $340
lison. Prayer is amazing, because ANYONE can do it. My five-year-old prays and it is so sweet to hear. He just tells God what’s on his mind. You can do the same for those who are need. I hope you will spend just a minute to pray for these requests. Good Gracious! Has the heat got you moving yet? That mercury’s been highstepping it into the upper 90’s over the last couple days. Good news is we might catch us a slight reprieve for a day or two before it gets back to rising. I hope you all stay cool and don’t get too hot. Take care as Summer begins to open up!
Corporate sponsorship packages will include four paid golfers, meals, mulligans and hole sponsorship signage on the tees.
Hole Sponsor $50
Hole sponsor will receive advertisement of the tees. This is an affordable advertisement beneting the child abuse prevention center. Yes, I will be a Gold Sponsor Yes, I will be a Corporate Sponsor Yes, I will be a Hole Sponsor
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Almyra Libby CLick Hi Everyone, Itâ€™s our prayers that all of our military personnel were blessed with a wonderful Memorial Day. Thanks to all who have served as well as to the families who have sacrificed loved ones. Memorial Day is such a special day. However, every day is a special day when it comes to these men and women. Well, I understand these 90 degree days will soon turn into nighttime lows in the 50â€™s. It`s been such an unusual year for weather. At this time I would like for all my friends to please remember Mrs. Louise Vandergrift in your prayers. She is a very special lady.
Salem Presbyterian Church, Worship is at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. Vacation Bible School will be June 10-14., from 6-8:30 p.m. â€œGod Always Winâ€™sâ€? is the theme this year. Everyone always welcome. During the month of June please bring school supplies and help our Appalachia Mission Team fill backpacks for the children at Giles Mobile Home Park in New Tazewell, Tenn. Happy Birthdays this week go to Elise Jones, Donna Strickland, Buddy Bibb, Alan and Staci Willey, Joseph McDaniel, Jon Robert Jones, Ann Rose, Emily Stewart, and Patsy Delancey. Hope they are each the greatest! Sharon Presbyterian Church, Worship is at 9 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. We welcome all
members, friends and visitors to the fellowship at Sharon. We are always grateful for our Dunlap residents who are able to be with us. Please continue to remember those on our prayer list. Covington Church of Christ, Worship is at 8:45a.m, 11 a.m., and at 5:30 p.m. Bible classes at 10 a.m. Sunday morning and again at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Everyone always welcome. Brother Mike Rogers is our Minister and Brother Jeff Phillips is our assoc. minister and youth director. Vacation Bible School is June 3-6. It begins Sunday morning and on Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Our sympathy is extended to Debbie Otts in the death of her uncle, Bill Holliday. Happy Birthdays this week go to Christina Evins, La Donna Nance,
The Civil War and Tipton County April 1862 Compiled by RUSSELL B. BAILEY, Tipton County Historian
James I. Hall; 2d. Lieutenant - William Young.
During April 1862, the Tipton County Court appropriated $9,508 payable for the benefit of the families of 158 â€œvolunteers in the army of the C.S.A.â€? On the 18th Gen. Beauregard ordered Capt. Samuel Taylorâ€™s Tipton Co. Cavalry to Fort Pillow for scouting duty. The company was attached to Jacksonâ€™s Regiment, and sent to â€œan encampment near Masonâ€™s Depot to procure wagons, horses and utensils.â€? The first days of May found the Confederate army at Corinth camped in line of battle. On the 1st the 51st Consolidated Tennessee Infantry was transferred from General James Chalmersâ€™ Brigade to Gen. Ben. Cheathamâ€™s Division. D. C. Neal wrote: â€œThe boys are well pleasedâ€Ś several brass bands are playing the sound delightful." Two days later he wrote: â€œOur men have to stand in our rifle pits night and day; we are looking for a general fight very soon.â€? On May 2, the 4th Tennessee were working on the fortifications. On the 8th, the men of Co. C., 9th Tennessee Infantry elected the following: Captain - Charles S. Simonton; 1st Lieutenant -
Fort Pillow-Randolph On May 4th, Missouri State General M. Jeff Thompson is placed in command of 8 cotton clad Rams of the Mississippi River Defense Fleet anchored at Fulton. His 701 men were detailed to serve as sharpshooters and artillerymen on the Rams. That same day, the five gunboats of the regular C. S. Navy commanded by Captain R. F. Pinkney, were â€œdismounting their cannonâ€? and placing them in batteries at Randolph and Richardsonâ€™s Landing. On May 6, Co. B, 12th Louisiana marched northeast from Fort Pillow, a distance of 7 miles and established Camp Green. An officer of the 12th Louisiana serving at the Fort since mid-March was Lieutenant William Francis Howell, brother in law of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Former Covington resident, Brigadier General Cadmus M. Wilcox, was winning laurels in the Confederate army in Virginia. On May 5, he led 1,100 men in the Battle of Williamsburg. The 9th Alabama Infantry captured a six-gun battery, loosing 186 men killed and wounded. Gen. James
Gilt Edge Johnny Blyue The Gilt Edge Church of Christ will be having Vacation Bible School June 4-8. The time will be from 7-9 p.m. The church is located at 10726 Hwy. 59 W. The minister is Daniel Dalton. Sunday morning Bible study 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 7:30 p.m. Southern style pro wrestling will be at the Garland Community Center on June 2. Bell time is at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for ringside $7, general admission $6. Doors open at 7 p.m. Promoter Brad Dustin. Please remember those in the nursing home, hospital, those in the military and their families. If you know a veteran, take the time to thank them. Veterans thank you for your service, extended sympathies to the families of Flossie Pugh and Patrice Blyue who both passed away last week. Until next time, God bless.
Longstreet wrote: â€œThe brigades of Generalsâ€™ C. M. Wilcox and A. P. Hill were long and hotly engaged. Ably led by these commanders, they drove the enemy from every position.â€? Also on May 5, the cavalry regiments of Col. W. H. Jacksonâ€™s 1st Tennessee and Thomas Claiborneâ€™s 6th Confederate, 1,250 men, attacked 3 companies of the 5th Iowa Cavalry at Lockridgeâ€™s Mill, Weakley County. J. P. Young wrote: â€œThe (Federal) battalion was almost annihilated, their loss being 6 killed, 16 wounded and 4 officers and 67 men captured, out of a total of 130â€Ś The command captured two wagons, 56 horses and many arms and accouterments, and all without the loss of a manâ€Ś Hillâ€™s Cavalry of Tipton, was deployed as mounted skirmishers: â€œSergeant R. J. Blackâ€Śwas slightly wounded in the hand by a saber cutâ€Ś Private L. J. Oâ€™Kellyâ€Ś rushed to the front and having discharged his gun and pistol, drew saber, and, overtaking one of the enemyâ€™s troopers, engaged him in personal combat. The fight was short, Oâ€™Kelly receiving a cut on the head, when the Federal trooper fledâ€Ś Oâ€™Kelly remained in the combat, and captured the enemyâ€™s quartermasterâ€Śâ€?
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Jim Baddour III, DDS and Staff TCCA and the Covington Senior Center are seeking volunteers for upcoming programs. We are currently seeking volunteers for jewelry making and kiln fired ceramics. If you are interested please contact Kelly West at 901-476-1068. Computer classes began on Thursday May 3 at 8:30 am and 10 a.m. at Tipton County Commission on Aging. Cost is $20 for 10 classes. Call 476-3333 to reserve your spot, only 4 spaces left. Just for Fun Bible Study - This month Bible Study will be held at the CSC on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. This non-denominational class is open to all. The facilitator this month is Mr. John Currie. Bending Needles Quilting Club - Experienced hand stitch quilters are welcome to join the club. The quilters meet each Thursday and Friday morning from 8 to 11 a.m. in the craft room. Bingo - Bingo will be held in the dining hall of the CSC on Friday, May 25 beginning at 10 a.m. each day. Storytelling - On Wednesday, May 30 at 10 a.m. in the dining hall of the CSC, Ms. Cozet Jones will be the featured storyteller.
Tap Dance Class - Kay Catterton, our volunteer instructor always welcomes new students. The tap class meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the TCCA dance room. The cost is $3 a class.
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Line Dance Class - Classes meet every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the TCCA dance room and at the Munford Senior Center every Monday at 9 a.m. Contributions are welcomed at both sites. Mrs. Juanita Joyner is the instructor. Ballroom Dancing - Ballroom Dancing classes are every Wednesday at 12 p.m. in the TCCA dance room. Richard Bishop is the instructor and the cost is $8 per class. Singles and couples are welcomed! Caregiver Programs â€œHelenâ€™s Houseâ€? Adult Day/ Respite Service- Helenâ€™s House currently has openings offering a great opportunity for those with some degree of memory loss or dementia to have a safe and therapeutic experience while their family caregivers enjoy a time for personal business or other activities. Helenâ€™s House is licensed by the State of Tennessee. Helenâ€™s House is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call Anita for more information or to receive a registration packet.
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In closing, Charlie and I had new kitchen counter tops and tile floor installed two weeks ago and it changed the entire looks of this old kitchen. Charlie is still working on the pool, trying to get the ph just right. Our granddaughters, Hannah, Sarah and Ellen Quinn came over Memorial day and helped their Papaw work on the pool. Thanks girls. Have a great week everyone.
To Your Health Get Fit, Stay Fit - Join other seniors every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 am at the CSC for 45 minutes of great stretching and strengthening exercises. This is just right for everyone 55 and older.
Elm Grove Saturday night we had left over spaghetti and meatballs for supper. I had heated them in the microwave oven. When I tasted it - it was not warm enough for me. So I jump up from the table to heat it some more. Well, in my speed to get up and warm my food, my pants leg got caught in the curley cue of my chair and I fell flat on the floor... but holding my spaghetti high in my hand. I was somewhat stunned. So, Mr. jumps up from the table and helps me up and checked me out. No broken bones... and I only lost a few noodles from my plate. He got up the noodles from the floor. A while later I was checking the floor to make sure all the noodles were
Karla Combs, Rosie Barnes, and Joseph Sonwineeski. Hope they are each the greatest! Happy Anniversaries to Neil and Ashley Bringle, and Alan and Jan Kinningham. Congratulations to John Evans IV and Tessa Dawn McDavid as they were married on May 26 at Western Kentucky Youth Camp. Please remember all of our military and those on our prayer list.
First Baptist Church, Covington Celebrates
Itâ€™s A Brand New Day Sunday, June 3, 2012 The church family of First Baptist Church, Covington is relocating from the downtown location to our new property at 2105 Highway 59 South, Covington. The march from 211 South Main Street begins at 9:15 a.m. and the Celebration Service is at 10:55 a.m. at the new facility.
To God be the glory!
Caregiver Wellness/Support Groups meet across Tipton Countyâ€Ś All shared information is confidential - â€œwhat is said here, stays hereâ€?- Meal contributions are requested and transportation is available on a limited basis. â€˘ South Tipton Caregiver Wellness Group - This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at Munford Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m. â€˘ â€œâ€ŚFor Men Onlyâ€? Caregiver Wellness Group- This group meet the second Monday of the month at TCCA meeting room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The facilitator is Mr. Russell Lindsay. â€˘ Lunch Bunch Caregiver Wellness Group- This group meet the third Tuesday of the month at TCCA meeting room from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The facilitator is Mrs. Darlene Hopper Spaulding. â€˘ TCCA Breast Health Wellness Group- Please join Sue Wheeler on the second Monday of the month at Covington Senior Center dining room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tipton County Commission on Aging 401 S. College, P.O. Box 631 Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3333/901-476-3398- Fax Covington Senior Center Kelly West 476-1068 Helenâ€™s House - Anita Feuring 476-1068 www.tiptonaging.org
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tainment came from â€œBig Daddy Taylorâ€? of Brighton. His late parents were Oscar and Ruby Taylor. A special Happy Birthday surprise was given for our oldest Sherrill family member, Florence Sherrill Trent, who was surprised by it all. A special cousin of Jamestown, Eugene Baker, was on hand the entire weekend bringing, as always, lots of fun and laughter. On Sunday morning, most of the family attended church at Bright Hill M.B. Pastor S. P. Cole and first lady Wilada, and the members were perfect hosts. As the reunion came to a beautiful close, many of the family met up at different locations, prepared for their return trip home. Those represented were from Georgia, North Carolina, California, and several from Tennessee cities. Our family wishes to thank our cousin serving in Afghanistan, who was unable to attend, Sgt. Batty Sherrill. He sup-
plied the family shirts, which were blue and white and said, â€œWeâ€™ve come this far, by faithâ€? with praying hands. You were truly missed by everyone. Hopefully we will be seeing him in July â€“ God Speed! We are saddened by the passing of our beloved, aunt, cousin and friend, Bessie Cobbs. To her children, Edward, Doris Kay, Pam and Sundra and all of their children â€“ â€œGod will take care of you!â€? Arrangements are pending. Due to the holiday, missionary meetings were canceled until next Tuesday at 5 p.m. President Mary Burton is expecting you! We are praying for Jennie Stewart, Joseph Heaston Sr., Posey Reed, Isaiah and Willie Mae Burton Sr., Carlotta Jones, Connie and Christine Brown, Rev. and Mrs. Richard Coe, Flossie Woods, Jessie Lawson, Johnnie Thompson, Eula Culbreath and Family, Beaulah Wakefield, Ruth Alston, Lou-
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because of people like you who see a need and can help fill that need, thatâ€™s what the Bible says we should do. Thank you folks and thank you God for your people who are willing to adhere to Your Word. It may happen again some other time, and if it does, please keep in mind that we are never going to be hungry and without any food, because our God is a much greater God than that, Heâ€™s the one that tells us in His Word to â€œalways take care of our widows and orphans,â€? and thatâ€™s what He does, through you! I applaud you Almyra and the surrounding communities for being so generous to want to help the people of your own community. Thank you, from the very bottom of our hearts and may God continue to bless every one of you! Until next week, give out lots of hugs this week, thereâ€™s people all over our county that need a hug, you just may be the one that can help with that need. God Bless!
DarSay Burton Greetings, praying all of you had a wonderful weekend with your families and friends. The Sherrill family reunion held in Jamestown kicked off on Friday with an old fashioned fish fry with all of the fixings. This was held at the lovely home of LaRue Albritton and Florene Trent in Jamestown. Family chairs, Kenny King, GloDine Davis, Debra Elkins, Kevin King Jr. and Tim Burton Sr. did it up right as usual. On Saturday afternoon at the home of our late grandparents, Pinkney N. Sherrill Sr. and Florence â€œDollâ€? Smith Sherrill and now the home of their son, Minister Pinkney N. Sherrill Jr. (Pink Jr.), family and friends gathered once again for an old fashioned lawn picnic. Bar-b-cue pork, chicken, brats and all the fixings was the menu, which we all enjoyed. Special music enter-
Floyd Columbus Hello everybody, sure hope and pray everyoneâ€™s week has been a great one. Ours has here at Dunlap, just kind of gearing down from the wonderful Springfest fundraiser last week! Once again to everyone â€œthank youâ€? is nowhere near enough to say about everyone that came out and helped with everything! You are all a true blessing from the Lord Himself. I was so excited last week that I failed to do a couple things. One was to wish Ms. Betty Lovett a very happy bâ€™day and also Lindsey Jamerson. They are two of our wonderful staff out here at Dunlap Retirement Center! Happy bâ€™day ladies! The other was to continue to ask for prayer for Mr. Freddie Huggins, he is doing better. I need to try and clear up somethingâ€Ś. about a month ago, our local Dollar General Store, on Highway 14, graciously â€œchose us,â€? at Dunlap to
be the proud recipients of their company policy which chooses a nonprofit organization to do an in-store food drive once a quarter. It lasted about two to three weeks and the community totally overwhelmed us and even the store manager, Serena, with their generosity and all the food that was donated. Some folks thought we didnâ€™t have enough food for our residents and were concerned. On the contrary, we do have food but it is because of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that we depend on for everything that He gives us. God provides through His people! We had a family come today and donate several boxes of food to us because they saw the sign up at the dollar store a couple weeks ago and wanted to give more to our non-profit organization! Thank you mom, sis and brother, for doing what the Lord leads you to do! This is how we operate,
I met Alan and Debbie Otts at their house around 2 p.m. that afternoon with the cupcakes and I followed them to West Kentucky Youth Camp, where the wedding was on Saturday. The wedding, under the pavilion, was beautiful! Jeff Phillips did a great job marrying the happy couple. After the garter and bouquet were flung, the couple left out for Opryland. Best wishes, John and Tessa! Saturday, June 2nd, Ellen Weedman will be having her annual CARE Yard Sale to benefit her dog rescue efforts. Please go out and buy something! Rose Garden location off the highway. Also she will be selling her Honey Bran Yeast Rolls and Orange Glazed Cinnamon Rolls - all homemade! We are getting ready at the Covington Church of Christ for Vacation Bible School, June 3-6. Carolyn Whaley remains on our prayer list, as well as Delores Whaley, who will have surgery Friday, Kris Apa, mother of Tricia Speight and Florence Robertson, mother of Mike Rogers. And prayers for so
Debe Simonton This weekâ€™s Farm Report: Of course, we are ready for another rain. Everything is doing well around here but some places in the county didnâ€™t get last weekâ€™s rain and the corn is suffering. Pray the whole county gets the next rain. Thursday, Elizabeth and I baked the 100 cupcakes for John Evans IV and Tessa McDavidâ€™s rehearsal supper on Friday night. We got it all done, thanks to borrowed mixers, mixing bowls and pans! That night James and I, Elizabeth, Justin and Lyla, and Clint with Courtney Gurley all drove to Braden for fish. Great night and it was so good to all be together. Love Braden! On the way home we ran upon a car that had flipped a couple of times. David Whaley was picking it up with his wrecker and Clint got out and swept glass and picked up some things that came out of the car. The ambulance had already left for The Med. Hope everyone involved is OK.
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many taking treatments, and our servicemen and women, and voters. Happy Birthday this week goes to Christina Evins on April 27th, to LaDonna Nance and Karla Combs on the 29th, to Rosie Barnes on the 31st and to Joseph Sonwineski on June 2nd. Happy Anniversary to Neil and Ashley Bringle on April 28th and to Alan and Jan Kinningham on the 30th. Sympathy is extended to Debbie Otts in the death of her uncle, Bill Holliday, of Holliday Flowers in Memphis. That family has my prayers. From Marion Davis: The youth of Clopton United Methodist Church, 5285 Brighton-Clopton road, will have a yard sale at the church on Saturday, June 2, from 7 a.m. till noon. The men will have their monthly community breakfast on Saturday, June 2, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Everyone is invited. All proceeds will go to the church building fund. This weekâ€™s Farmerâ€™s Almanac Quote: â€œFor healthy grass, avoid cutting more than a third of the leaf per mowingâ€?.
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ise Alston, Willie Shade Alston family, John and Clev Thompson, Ellouise Vaughn, Elrora Robinson and family, David and Charlene Sneed, Percy and Allie White, Robert and Dorcus Smith, Ruth Griffin and Rhonda Heaston McLin and family. Happy birthday this week to Debra Burton, Martin and Ashley Hudson, 28; Brandon Dickerson, 29; Dwight Clevis, 30; Rether Stewart Kelly on June 2 and Marie Burton on June 4. On Saturday, May 26, in Atlanta, Ga., the family of Marie Powell feted her with a beautiful party. The party was hosted by her sons, Derrick and Daryl Powell, of Florida and Georgia. Thatâ€™s all for now â€“ â€œLife always seems to get better whenever your hit a snag!â€? Until next time.
Continued from A8 cleaned up... well there were spaghetti specks on the wall and on the refrigerator that was stuck tight. What a mess. (I was so thankful that I did not mess up my supper!) Another incident this week: I got up from bed and went to the kitchen to get my coffee that Mr. had made for me. I saw something in the floor. I asked did he spill something in the floor. He said, â€œNOâ€?. Then I was getting my coffee and I saw this glob of stuff on the counter at the sink. I call him over to take a look, and he said, â€œit looks like bird poopâ€?. Then the hunt began. We open the door out to the deck and then check the windows in the breakfast room. So, when we move the blinds here flies up this bird out the door on the deck. We donâ€™t know how
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this bird got in the kitchen. When Mr. goes out to get the paper he opens the garage and he probably left the door cracked... so the bird came thru the door... we guess! The â€œguestâ€? bird we had that morning was very glad to back in the out-of-doors. The poor flowers that I set out two weeks ago are looking so pitiful. I have tried to water them every day... I have forgot them for a day or two and this morning I watered them really good. I sure hope and pray for some rain. Our grass is starting to look bad too. The clover we have in our yard comes back with a white bloom right out to the ground, no stems it looks like. Mr. cut the yard this week with his tractor. He managed to put the right fuel in the tank. It sure worked good, we are so thankful. Love & prayers.
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TWRA/Baptist Church Youth Fish Rodeo Saturday June 9th All Children up to 13 are invited for this free event! TWRA will stock catďƒžsh for the event located at the Baptist Church Lake on Hwy 59 in Covington across from the golf course. Registration and ďƒžshing is from 7 til 11 a.m. Bring your own bait!!! Prizes will be given out for â€œBiggest Fishâ€? and â€œMost Fishâ€? in different age groups.
Becky and I would like to say thank you to let everyone know how grateful we are for all the prayers, the support and just the love that has been so graciously shown to us during these past 8 months. This has been the most difďƒžcult test of our lives. Without the love and support of our families, friends, churches and their members that continued to keep us on so many prayer lists, and on behalf of the entire community, we would like for you to know that we would have never made it through these difďƒžcult times without your help. There are just too many people to thank by name, but for everyone who sent a card, brought food to our home, the visits to ICU and the hospital or made a phone call, we will never be able to thank you enough. Each and every act of these thoughtful gifts of your time and kindness, by the grace of god and the power of prayer, my recovery time might not have been possible, certainly not as easy. This has helped me stay positive and let me know that becky and I were never alone in ďƒžghting this battle. Leonard, Brenda, Houston, Allie Carol Moss and Charley Morgan Rivers would also like to say thank you for all the support that has been shown to them during my illness. Again, without our friends, prayers, phone calls, food, cards, the visits many of you made to the funeral home checking on my progress and for the caring that has been shown throughout the community, our family would not have been able to get through theses difďƒžcult times either. The entire moss family is so appreciative for all the help that they received in helping me and Becky during this ordeal. With the love and support from my family, Becky and I were able to concentrate on my healing while they took care of us, mother and Landon. We are so grateful to them for all their help. we simply could not have made it without their love, understanding and patience. The staff of Maley Yarbrough funeral home: Brenda Moss, W.E. Sandlin, Jim Ennis, Jimmy Chumley, Eddie Tate, Jonathan Sorrell, Jean Wright, Buddy Lewis would also like to say â€œthank youâ€?. To everyone that has offered their help during my absence. So many people called or dropped by to help the staff with anything they might need. We are so fortunate to have so many friends that were willing to take time out of their daily schedules to do whatever might be needed, wanting nothing in return but just to help. The outpouring of love that we have received has been so humbling and overwhelming and everyone on staff at Maley Yarbrough is so appreciative to everyone that offered their help. To our friends that did help the staff during a service, refusing to take anything for your time, we are very grateful and thank you so much for being there in our time of need. Once again, Becky and I would love to thank everyone that has helped us through this part of my recovery by name, but there are so many it would be impossible to do so. We are afraid we might leave someone out, but to everyone that spent countless hours sitting with Becky and our families in the ICU waiting room, that sent cards and ďƒ&#x;owers, brought food to our home and Brenda and Leonardâ€™s as well, the many visits to our home, the phone calls and all the thoughts and prayers, we want you all to know how much it means to us that you cared enough to stop and take the time to let us know you were thinking of us. Becky and I hope someday that we can make a difference in your lives, just as you have ours, and we are so humbled by the outpourings of love that you have shared with us, our families and to the staff of Maley Yarbrough Funeral Home. Love In Christ, Becky and Charlie Moss
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T-County Clay Busters wins two state titles The T-County Clay Busters brought home two state titles during the recent 2012 Tennessee 4H State Trap Shooting competition held at the Montgomery Shooting Complex in Clarksville, Tenn. The T-County Clay Busters are members of the Tennessee 4H and the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program (TNSCTP). As new members of the Tennessee 4H Shooting Sports Program, this is the first year that the Clay Busters have competed in the Tennessee 4H State Shoot. The competition was setup in two divisions, the senior division, which are athletes in grade 9 through 12 and the junior division, athletes in grades 5 through 8. In the senior division, the Clay Busters fielded two complete teams. The first team consisted of Chase Avery, Jody Jaco, Shelby Simmons, and Amber Pruitt, who won the senior division state title and the second team included members Jake Archer, Joey Simmons, Houston Graham, and Mikey Akins, which placed fourth. In the Junior Division, T-County also walked away with the first place trophy with its team consisting of Houston Carson, Dalton Ray, and Anthony Garzonio. Overall individual awards were present to the following athletes in the senior division: Jody Jaco – 4th, Amber Pruitt – 5th, and Chase Avery – 6th. In the junior division: Houston Carson placed – 5th and Dalton Ray – 8th. In the SC-TNSCTP District Shoot held at Memphis Sport Shooting Association on May 5, 2012, the teams and individual athletes competed at a high level. The Junior Varsity team won the District Championship. With individual awards going to Joey Simmons, who after winning a shoot off, earned the High Overall Junior Varsity Male Championship with a score of 98 and Jake Archer who won second place with a score of 97. Chase Avery won a shoot off for third in the Male Varsity Division with a score of 98 and Amber Pruitt won the Varsity Lady’s Division with a score of 95. The T-County Clay Busters is a youth shooting sports
program that is largely funded by the community. Over the past few years we have received several grants from the Friends of the NRA and other sponsors who support our efforts to teach youth the importance of gun safety, responsibility, and leadership. We would like to thank our community for their generous contributions, without the support we receive this opportunity would be lost to our youth. If you would like more information about the TCounty Clay Busters, or if you are interested in supporting our efforts, please visit our website at www. tiptoncountyclaybusters. com.
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CHS, Munford fall at Fling
Lady Tigers end MHS' state run
Spring Hill stops Chargers
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By JEFF IRELAND firstname.lastname@example.org Appearing in the program's first state tournament since 2006, Covington played three down-to-thewire games last week in the BlueCross Spring Fling Class AA state tournament in Smyrna. After defeating Spring Hill 2-1 in the opener on Tuesday, the Chargers fell to Smith County 5-4 and Spring Hill 4-2 on Wednesday, ending their season at 32-12. Despite the solid performance, Charger head coach David Sage left Smyrna wanting more for his team. “I'm not going to say we were happy,” said Sage. “I thought our pitching was pretty good … We knew going into state we were going to have some hits. We had hits, but not in the critical times we needed them.” Covington and Smith County were tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the third when Smith County's Andrew Henson hit a grandslam to put his team up 5-1. He also drove in his team's first run with a first-inning single. The Chargers, however, rallied. In the fourth Clayton Click drove in a run with a ground ball and Brad Walker brought home Covington's third run with a sacrifice fly. In the fifth T.A. Watson got Covington to within one run with a single. Tyler Davis lanched a fly ball to left in the seventh with two outs that fell when the left and center fielders collided, but he was stranded at third. Tommy Beasley pitched well for Covington, striking out seven and allowing just six hits over six innings.
Munford ran into a nearly unhittable pitcher and a familiar foe in games two and three of the Class AAA state softball tournament in Murfreesboro last week. The result was a pair of losses, ending a Munford state tournament run that made a little history. Munford picked up its first-ever state tournament win on Tuesday with a 6-5 vcitory over Mt. Juliet. But Soddy Daisy, the eventual state champs, overwhelmed Munford 10-0 on Wednesday and Arlington, a team Munford beat twice earlier in the season, ended Munford's season on Thursday with a 6-2 win. “I was pretty pleased overall,” Munford coach Glenn Goulder said. “That one game (against Soddy Daisy) we didn't really compete, but against the other two teams I feel like we stacked up pretty well.” Soddy Daisy's Kelsey Nunley struck out seven of the first nine Lady Cougars she faced on Wednesday. She allowed just one hit, a bunt single by Maggie Johnson, and struck out 15 in six innings. Tara Comer allowed 13 hits and three runs while striking out three to take the loss. Munford led Arlington 2-0 through three innings before the Lady Tigers exploded for six runs on six hits off Alex Stanford in the fourth. Stanford struck out three and allowed only one other hit, but took the loss. In the first inning Jodi Duncan singled home Sami Jo Schulz, who singled and stole second, to give Munford (37-12) a 1-0 lead.
Above, Covington catcher Tommy Beasley hauls in a throw from the outeld while a Spring Hill runner scores behind him during state tournament action on Wednesday at Smyrna High School. At right, Munford's Tori Ray makes a throw from left eld during state tourney action against Soddy Daisy last Wednesday in Murfreesboro. Photos by Je! Ireland
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TRA softball, baseball turned back at state By JEFF IRELAND email@example.com The Tipton-Rosemark Academy baseball and softball teams had high hopes last week heading into the BlueCross Spring Fling DII-A state tournaments. The Lady Rebels were the defending state champs and the Rebels featured nine seniors. Unfortunately for TRA fans, both teams went two and out. After a 3-1 loss to Ezell-Harding last Tuesday at LaVergne High School, the Rebels, making their first state tournament appearance, fell to Harding Academy on Tuesday, 2-0, ending their season at 3214. “I still feel like we had a very solid season,” said TRA coach Brad Smith, whose team finished one win short of a state tournament berth last year. “In the preseason, one of our goals was to compete for a state championship … And we got there.” Rosemark managed just three hits against Harding Academy starter Nathan Stanford, who struck out nine and didn't walk anyone. Andrew Ralston pitched well for TRA, striking out six and allowing just five hits over 6 and 1/3 innings, but took the loss. In the seventh, Connor Alexander
singled and Cody Migliore doubled to put runners on second and third with two outs, but Stanford shut the door. “We didn't get a two-out base hit the entire tournament,” Smith said. “I felt like we pitched well enough to win. We just didn't swing the bat … Was I upset? Yeah, but I'm not going to let a two-day tournament diminish the whole season.” Following a 12-0 loss to Davidson Academy on Tuesday in Murfreesboro in the tournament opener, the Lady Rebels (23-7) lost to Donelson Christian Academy 11-3 on Wednesday. TRA pushed across two runs in the bottom of the third to trim DCA's lead to 3-2, but three DCA runs in the fourth was too much to overcome. “It was not our best effort,” said TRA coach Joe Layton. “I was a little disappointed with our effort on the defensive end. We played really strong defense all year. I don't know if it was nerves or what. We made some uncharacteristic mistakes.” TRA's offense had plenty of hits against DCA. Roxanna Kimes was 2 for 4 with a double and Ashton Needham was 3 for 4 with an RBI. Julanne McCommon, Brooklyn Simpson and
Above, TRA senior Jordan Wilson gives a st bump to teammate Cody Migliore during state tournament action last week at LaVergne High School. At left, TRA senior Hanna Durham tries to nd the handle on a ground ball last week in Murfreesboro. Photos by Je! Ireland
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TRACK, TENNIS AT SPRING FLING
Covington's VanPelt takes first in state 200 meters By JEFF IRELAND firstname.lastname@example.org Baseball and softball players weren't the only Tipton County athletes competing in last week's BlueCross Spring Fling state championships in Murfreesboro. Brighton, Covington and Munford each had representation in Murfreesboro.
Covington's Kamesha VanPelt (25.53) won the Class A-AA 200 meter dash and the Lady Charger 4x100 relay team of Tamara Perry, Christina Jones, Briuna Dean and VanPelt took seventh with a time of 50.77. On the men’s side, the Covington team placed 20th overall with 11 points. Their score had the team in the upper third of those com-
peting. Trey Wilson, with a toss of 45-4.25, came in fifth in the shot put. Jadarius Temple was seventh with a toss of 41-7. The winner with a toss of 55plus feet eclipsed the second place toss by better than six feet. Tavious Cleaves was fifth in the 200 meter dash with a time
of 22.71 seconds. The winner was timed at 21.70. Brighton junior Malcolm Terry took sixth in the Class AAA long jump with a 21-09 and 14th in the high jump with a 6-00. Munford Sidtavious Mennis took ninth in the Class AAA long jump with a 21-01. Cougar Cedric Williams was 10th in the triple jump with a
43-03.25 and classmate Tyler Gray was ninth in the shotput with a 48-00.25. Munford junior Taylor Patterson made it to the Class AAA tennis state tournament. She lost 6-2, 6-2 to Nithya Kanagasegar of Cumberland County. Steve Holt contributed to this story.
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