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County to seek storm damage relief Damages total $2.3M from early March ice storm By JEFF IRELAND firstname.lastname@example.org
Tipton County, as well as local municipalities and power companies, should be getting some financial assistance soon to offset costs incurred during the ice storm that hit the area March 2-4. Tommy Dunavant, a county commissioner and director of the Covington-Tipton County Emergency Management Agency, revealed those details during a meeting of the Tipton County
Legislature Monday night. Dunavant met with area officials for a day and a half last week and the group came up with the financial damage: $434,000 for utilities and municipalities and $1.9 million for the county. Gov. Bill Haslam announced on Friday that eight counties, including Tipton County, will receive federal assistance through presidential
disaster declaration. “Local governments, volunteer organizations and electrical cooperatives responded to the needs of the communities when it was needed,” Haslam said. “The assistance will relieve some of the financial costs to these counties as they recover from this winter emergency.” “That's a good thing for us to help these agencies that had losses,”
Dunavant said. Federal Emergency Management Association officials will have to verify the figures and are expected to be in town to do so soon, Dunavant said. The county, municipalities and power companies will receive 75 percent of the final figures. Dunavant also said he is keeping figures for financial losses incurred
during another ice storm that hit the area in February. “We could get some grant money for that down the road,” he said. Also during the meeting, the commissioners voted to instruct the Tipton County Landfill to stop receiving storm debris for free, something the landfill had been doing for over two months. SEE RELIEF, PAGE A3
Petitioner doesn’t qualify for school board race By ECHO DAY email@example.com Not everyone who submitted a petition to run in the upcoming election will be on the August ballot, the Tipton County Election Commission said this week. Following the April 3 filing deadline, last week the election commission met to qualify petitions. Steve Clark, who hoped to run for the District 2 seat on the school board, did not qualify. “Steve did not file proof of education with his petition, as is required,” said Tipton County Administrator of Elections Neil Bell. “He has filed a request to have his write-in votes counted, which we will do.” Clark not qualifying means there will be no candidate on the ballot for that race. Incumbent Chris Fisher did not seek re-election. District 2 encompasses North Covington. Additionally, Bell said the AntiSkullduggery Act of 1991 has been triggered by the withdrawal of incumbent constable Bob Pike from the DisThe Antitrict 6 race. skullduggery Act “If an of 1991 extends incumbent withdraws on the qualifying and the day of the withdrawal deadlines when an incumbent withdrawal pulls out of the race deadline, the on the last day of the qualifying withdrawal period. deadline for The term skullduggery the office must refers to dishonest dealings. be extended seven days,” Bell said. The deadline for the District 6 constable race has been extended until noon today and the withdrawal date has been extended until noon on April 21. Prior to the extension, Pike was only opposed by James “Shugs” Stroud of Drummonds, a Tipton County dispatcher and lieutenant at Quito-Drummonds Volunteer Fire Department.
A teacher from Shanhai, China, pictured above photographing students' projects, recently visited Munford Middle School as part of a leadership collaborative with the state of Tennessee. Last August, local principals visited China to observe the international schools. Photos by France Gasquet
Shanghai studies schools Leadership collaborative brings visitors to MMS By FRANCE GASQUET firstname.lastname@example.org As part of the Tennessee-Shanghai Leadership Collaborative, Professor Li of the Institute of Schooling Reform and Development at East China Normal University visited Munford Middle School recently. Last August, Vicki Shipley of Munford Middle School, Patricia Mills of Drummonds Elementary and Leisa Bennett of Austin Peay Elementary visited the Institute of Schooling Reform and Development at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. The three principals from Tipton County, along with 15 other principals from across the state, participated in a leadership development project hosted by Vanderbilt University. The week-long visit included observation of methods used to create positive change of low functioning schools to become high functioning. The Tennessee Leadership Shanghai Collaborative, developed by Vanderbilt, focused on nurturing teacher leadership
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group, one teaching and the others observing the lesson. Afterwards, all participate in a feedback session. When the principals returned the lessons they learned in China were added to the school’s teaching methods. SEE VISIT, PAGE A3
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Editor’s note: This week we are continuing a feature called Q&A. Through this feature we hope to help you get to know your neighbors, government officials and others in the community. Today we feature Robin Sealy, special events coordinator for the Covington-Tipton County Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Covington for four years and has worked at the chamber a year and a half. Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A: An archaeologist. I majored in history and I actually participated in one dig. Q: What person had the biggest influence on you growing up and why? A: My parents had the biggest influence on me. I am thankful that I was raised in a loving family and was also a part of a church family. My family still has a big influence on me and I hope my children feel the love and support that I did as a child. Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: I love to read and I am part of a great Bible study group with my church. I also volunteer at the Ruffin with my daughter, who loves the theater. She has a part in the upcoming production of "Aladdin" at the Ruffin. I serve on the Tipton Arts Council Board. We spend a lot of time at ball fields with Graeme, who is playing little league baseball, and Keelyn, who is a junior varsity cheerleader. I also volunteer with our church youth group and have enjoyed being an adult leader on their past four youth mission trips. Q: Tell us what all your job entails. A: I work on planning events for the chamber like Heritage Day, Dickens on the Square, Chocolate Tour, Scarecrows on the Square, Spring Fling Golf Tournament, the Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament and the Women in Business Luncheon, as well as smaller events such as our Lunch and Learn workshops and ribbon cuttings. Our office works with businesses in Tipton County to promote growth of our community. We work with different groups to promote this growth like the Covington Economic Development Corporation and the
Downtown Merchants Group. I also work with Gary Sloan and the South Tipton Chamber on the Total Youth Leadership Program. I continue to be impressed with the young people in our community. Q: What do you like most about your job? A: The best thing about my job is the people I get to meet and work with on projects. Covington and Tipton County have the friendliest people. I love seeing how creative people are. The Scarecrows on the Square last October are a great example. They were amazing. We have so many great volunteers that help with the work of the chamber. They are what makes my job so much fun. Q: Tell us about some upcoming community events that the chamber is involved in. A: The annual Women in Business Luncheon is April 21 and 22. We are looking forward to this great event. We also have Spring Fling Golf Tournament May 8. Music on the Square begins May 3 and will continue for eight weeks on Saturday evenings during May and June. We are very excited about a new event that will be July 19. Art on the Square will feature chalk artists displaying art on the sidewalks around the square. We will also have artists set up around the square selling their art including paintings, photography, pottery and more. We will also have live music in several locations around the square all day, and there will be children's activities on the courthouse lawn. We are really excited about this new event. If you are interested in any of these events, please contact the chamber at 901-476-9727. - Jeff Ireland
Carl Perkins Center announces ‘Dancing’ lineup
Bo and Kathleen Burk
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Six couples to compete in annual charity event By JEFF IRELAND email@example.com They've all been announced now. The all-star lineup of dancers for the 2014 Dancing with the Stars Gala Dinner and Auction will be held April 26 at 6 p.m. at Covington High School. The dancers are Lyle and Julie Jones, Marcus Heaston and Sabrina Sneed Matthews, Chris and Morgan Davanzo, Bo and Kathleen Burk, Steven and Jennifer Shopher and Jane Riggen and Michael Wiggins. “What a wonderful group of special people who are stepping out of their comfort zones to help the children and families served by the Carl Perkins Center of Tipton County,” said center director Nicole Caldwell. “Our hearts are so humbled by their commitment. We love each and every one of you. Make your plans to attend the Dancing with the Stars Event and support your favorite dancer.” The dancers will also be competing for the People's Choice Award. Call the center at 476-1515 to reserve a table.
CORRECTION An April 10 story stated Covington's Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the installation of speed bumps on Rose Street, however the board approved a cost analysis for the purchase and installation of the speed bumps. We apologize for and regret this error.
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Alderwoman Minnie Bommer has high praise for Paradise Baptist Church and its members following a recent carnival. Courtesy photo
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On Saturday, April 12, Paradise Baptist Church in Covington hosted its annual free carnival on Simonton Street and city officials have high praise for the event. "I am so proud of the people in my district, they continue to do good things even when it's not publicized," said Alderwoman Minnie Bommer. "This is Rev. (Shelia) Bryant's third year of offering a morning of food, fun and faith in the neighborhood." Bommer said the event is important not only because it provides local families with something to do, but also because it shows the pride residents have in the community. "Her members are giving people
that live in the neighborhood and continue to give back with their time and talents, even when all they read about is how bad it is in our area of town. However we know our area is not any worse than any other area." Bommer also said she salutes Bryant and others, like the Covington woman who petitioned to have speed bumps back on Rose Street. "Rev. Bryant deserves praise and honor for all that she has done since losing her brother, Rev. Jerry Alston; the founder and first pastor of the church," she said. "She is not only the pastor of the church, but she continues to work a full-time job and raise her wonderful children as a single parent." Bommer, who represents the northwest part of Covington, said
she is proud to serve her community and hopes events like the carnival continue. "I love my area, my neighborhood, my street, the projects and all the people that live in this city. I believe in all of us even when some of us cause problems for the rest of us. We are all in this together and until we face that fact, we will not become all that we can be." Paradise Baptist Church is located at 520 Simonton St. Rev. Bryant and her group invites and accepts anyone that shows up. "Everyone is greeted with love and appreciation," Bommer said. " They deserve the recognition because they keep on, keeping on regardless of the circumstances."
Dunavant, Murdock receive Sterling awards By ECHO DAY email@example.com Marianne Dunavant of Atoka and Peggy Barber Murdock of Covington were recently included among this year's 20 most influential women in West Tennessee. The Sterling Award, a distinction given by the Jackson Sun and the Jackson Area Business and Professional Women, honors women who serve as role models to others in their business or profession, display creativity and innovation that contribute to the growth of her profession and contributes time and energy to community betterment. Dunavant, who serves as the field representative for Congressman Stephen Fincher, was selected for her work as an advocate for victims' rights as well as for her service with numerous civic clubs and organizations. Murdock, the former Covington High School principal now serving as the county's supervisor of instruction for grades 6-12, was selected as an honoree because of her extensive work in education, including making two-time SCORE prize winner CHS one of the most successful high schools in the state.
Marianne Dunavant, left, and Peggy Barber Murdock were recipients of the Sterling Award on April 8 in Jackson. Courtesy photo
Both women are members of First Baptist Church in Covington. In past years, Tipton
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The observation techniques also recommend partnering with other schools for best practices. Drummonds is partnered with Collierville Elementary and is currently cross training. According to Mills, the methods have worked so well that they are now being used in all grades at Drummonds, as opposed to the initial plan of only administering to the fourth and fifth grade levels. “This is a direct result of Race to the Top,” said Mills. “The more you do the method, the more little things you learn. It pulls barriers down for new teachers because they are exposed to different ways of teaching, something that normally doesn’t happen. This also allows for different ways of thinking.” Now that those practices have been in place for several months, Professor Li came to observe the program’s success and also learn about American culture. Professor Li was most taken with Munford Middle School. “I have been struck by the climate of the teachers. The sense of community,” he said. "It is such a good atmosphere. My first feeling was one of happiness. It is nice to see such a collaboration between the principal and the teachers and students and also the school board and superintendent. I have learned so much from this kind of leadership.” More than 30 people were on hand to greet Professor Li at a lunch given in his honor, including representatives from the school board, principals from surrounding schools and lo-
cal dignitaries. Professor Li toured the school, taking photographs and asking questions of Principal Shipley, teachers and students. The program was funded by a Tennessee Department of Education Lead grant. The grant funded, by Race to the Top, is to “improve the quality of instruction and levels of student performance in more than 20 Tennessee school districts.” Tipton County, along with Loudon County, Shelby County, Knox County, Nashville Metro and Murfreesboro City schools were chosen to participate in the program.
Continued from A1 In other matters: • County Executive Jeff Huffman said the county has nearly collected all property tax dollars for 2013. “It's very unusual to have that now,” Huffman said. “It's been much faster and much earlier.” The county excpected to collect $21,626,440. So far, $21,528,029 has been collected. • The commissioners voted to accept a contract with TCPC. The company will provide 40 new computers to the Justice Complex for $759 each. • Finance committee chairman Quincy Barlow said 2014-15 budget hearings will begin May 13. • Huffman announced that National Day of Prayer will be celebrated May 1 at noon on the north side of the Covington Square.
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Vote for Shana Johnson Shana Johnson, current Senior Assistant District Public Defender for the 25th Judicial District, with the endorsement of current Public Defender Gary Antrican proudly announces her candidacy for District Public Defender. Shana is equally proud to announce that Mrs. Carolyn A. Starnes, resident of Lauderdale County and retired 25th Judicial District Court Reporter has accepted the position of treasurer of Shana's campaign. Shana Johnson began her career as an attorney twenty-four years ago after receiving her Juris Doctorate from Memphis State University – Cecil C. Humphreys College of Law. Shana has been employed by the State of Tennessee for twenty-three years as an Assistant District Public Defender in the Twenty-Fifth Judicial District (Lauderdale, Tipton, Fayette, Hardeman and McNairy Counties). Shana has been the Senior Assistant District Public Defender for Lauderdale, Tipton, Fayette, Hardeman and McNairy Counties for over nineteen years. In her twenty-three years of public service Shana Johnson has handled the defense of tens of thousands of criminal cases ranging from class c misdemeanors to capital cases in all courts in all ﬁve counties in this District. Shana is one of only three First Chair Capital Case (Death Penalty Qualiﬁed) Defense Attorneys in the Twenty-Fifth Judicial District. Shana Johnson has sat as Special Judge for City, Juvenile and General Sessions Courts in Fayette County. She has participated in numerous seminars and conferences over the years not only on the state level but national level as well. Shana attended the National Symposium on DNA Analysis in Tampa, FL., National Advocates for the Defense of Children Conference in Orlando, FL., National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Southern Center for Human Rights Capital Case Conference in Atlanta, GA. Shana Johnson is a current member of Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association, Fayette County and Hardeman County Bar Associations. Shana Johnson is very active as a volunteer in the district with organizations such as Relay for Life, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Dolly Parton Imagination Library (Hardeman and Fayette County Chapters), Lauderdale County Historical Society, McNairy County Regional
Alliance, Hardeman County Arts Council, STAR, Inc. Acting Troupe, Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lauderdale County Chamber of Commerce and the Tipton County Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Supporter. Shana Johnson is a past member of the Board of Directors Corrections Management Corporation, Fayette County Foster Care Review Board, the Board of Directors at Fayette Academy and the Somerville City Beautiﬁcation Board. Shana Johnson has been a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and is currently a member of the First United Methodist Church at Somerville and occasionally attends Faith United Methodist Church and Macon United Methodist Church. Shana Johnson is married to Jeff Johnson an employee of Nike Corporation and an avid duck hunter who serves on the executive committee of the Tom Karcher Delta Waterfowl Chapter. Shana and Jeff are the parents of two children twenty-one year old Trent Johnson an EMT and United States Army National Guard Medic and sixteen year old Charleston Johnson a sophomore at Fayette Academy who is President of her church’s MYF and a counselor at Lakeshore UMA Camps. In 1992 Shana Johnson received the Woman of Distinction Award from the Reelfoot Girl Scout Council. Shana Johnson was nominated by her peers and selected to participate in the elite and competitive Tennessee Bar Association Law Leadership Program in 2006 and is a graduate of their Class of 2006. Shana Johnson has dedicated her career to representing the indigent defendants in Lauderdale, Tipton, Hardeman, Fayette and McNairy Counties. Shana stated that she is a candidate for this position because "I have been a Public Defender for 23 years - this is what I do, this is what I know. I have worked in the trenches of the criminal justice system in this district for almost 25 years. This work has been my life's call. I will assure that myself and my staff will serve the taxpayers both efﬁciently and economically in accordance with the mandates of the United States and Tennessee Constitutions. I, Shana Johnson, would appreciate your prayers and your vote. Paid for by Friends of Shana Johnson for District Public Defender - Treasurer Carolyn A. Starnes
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Fond memories of Easter
Throughout the years, I’ve been lucky to have a number of wonderful Easters, some with family and some with friends. I think back to the Easter I spent in Palm Beach, sipping mimosas while tanning by a pool next to a golf course. That was lovely. I remember going with friends on numerous occasions to brunch after church. Those were fun. I smile reminiscing of the Easter sermon I attended with my mother once in Hardy, Ark., when the minister spoke of tomato aspic and his disdain for the salad. Because he said he’d had a misconception of it and actually liked it, I too, tried it. And liked it. But the Easter memories I appreciate most are from my childhood. When people separate and divorce, it is always very difficult. The late ‘70s were a different time than now, there wasn’t as much acceptance towards divorced women. And that my mother had divorced an Episcopalian priest, well, I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult that was. I’ll simply say that to make a decision like that, with young children, one must have a strong backbone, which my mother did. When the separation was announced, my mother moved us from the rectory (the house where we lived, that the church owned) before the divorce was completed. My mother, who had been home with us, had a degree in fine art, painting, no less. So we had to move to anSOUTHERN FRANCE other house, she had to find a FRANCE GASQUET job and get us a housekeeper or someone to help take care of us. I remember the first housekeeper well. Maya was really nice, very young and a great cook. When we would come in every day from school, dinner would be waiting for us. My mother planned it that way, so that later, we could have a snack, but that when we got home and were really hungry, we’d have the main meal. Dinner would be fried chicken or gosh, I don’t really recall, except the time when my mother asked Maya to make meatloaf for us. She told Maya that we liked eggs in the meatloaf. Sure enough, upon slicing, there were hard-boiled eggs perfectly set inside. I think it was because Maya didn’t have a lot of life experience that she didn’t always see things the same way we did. Perhaps it was cultural. Maybe she was afraid to ask questions, for fear of losing her job. Whatever it was, my brother and I liked her. She was fun, as in naturally quirky. Maya had a thing with eggs. There was an Easter egg hunt at the church, and our friends, Heather and Heath Nash, and my brother and I were to go. Each one of us was to take a dozen eggs, so my mother handed Maya the four cartons before rushing back to work. After playing for a while, the four of us happily colored and markered the eggs Maya had set out for us. They were beautiful and looked so pretty as we placed them in the baskets for the hunt. Mrs. Nash picked us up for the hunt, and we skipped along to the car. The hunt was fantastic, the best ever, with one exception. Can you believe someone brought raw eggs? Yes, Maya didn’t know you were to boil the eggs before coloring. My mother didn’t know Maya didn’t know. I can still see the moment of realization inside my head: the four of us huddled together beside the car door, looking at the yolky mass on the cement ground and Mrs. Nash calling to us from inside the car, “Is everything okay?” I raised my eyebrows while looking at the others and took the leadership role. “Yes, I’m just tying my shoelace.” Interestingly enough, none of those eggs made it home with us that day. The other cherished memory of Easter is a collection, really. They say that in hard times, you really discover who your friends are. There wasn’t a lot of money, then, which I was even more aware of because I attended one of the top private schools in New Orleans. Many of those schools are Episcopalian, and with my father being a priest, we received a nice discount. But, when your peers are the Goodyears (as in the tires) or have mansions on St. Charles, it’s easy for a kid to feel out of her league, especially when your mom is worrying if the lights are about to be cut off. The Palmers, Bob and Patti, were friends of my mother’s. They met because Stony, Patti’s son, was in school with me, and he and I quickly became
I don’t remember exactly when we began going with them to Navarre Beach for Easter, but I must have been about seven years old. The entire Palmer family would be there, and by entire, I mean Bob had eight siblings and they were Catholic, so about 50 or 60 people, and most of those were children. There would be two, three or four houses rented for everyone, one right next door to the other. We would scuba and swim and play out in the sun, SEE FRANCE, PAGE A6
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The headlights worked on low beam, but you had to prime the left one with a swift, get in the stall, kick. High beam never agreed, but we didn’t need it as we knew where we were going. The right tail light flickered, but the left one balked like a mule pulled down some slickery stairwells. On a cruise to the Malco show on Main in Memphis, we sea grass tied a flashlight to substitute the stubborn light and never got flagged. The useless rusty horn didn’t beep but we made enough racket the road was always clear. The white-faced heifers stayed safely behind the barbed wire, the coons clawed up in the tallest tree and the groundhogs were digging to China fearful of a head-on. The wipers were never pried loose from the glass so during a frog strangler James just peeped left, gauging and guessing the edge of the road. No white lines back ’en but Tommy, Arvis and Emerson had the ditches eyeballed on the right. Ain’t no problem. Not knowing any better, this redneck pit crew felt as safe as floating in their sweet Momma’s arms… Glory. Otis Griffin is the author of the book “Southern Raisin.” He was born in Charleston, Tenn., and attended Rosemark Grammar School and Bolton High School.
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collecting seashells and walk the beaches. Stony would run after me, calling me “France,” as only a few people did back then, and I would run away, pretending we were in some romantic movie. Sometimes in the afternoon, we’d walk down to the Holiday Inn Holidome, where the movie Jaws 2 was shot. We’d swim in the pool and play air hockey in the game room. Anne, Stony’s older sister, was fascinating to me, because she was six years older but still let me be her friend. She and I bought Rose Milk skin care lotion, in pretty
plastic pink bottles and I also purchased some Dr. Pepper lipgloss, which tasted like it on your lips, but not when you bit into it. On Easter Sunday, we’d go to church and afterwards, there would be stuffed bunnies and Easter candy. Then, we’d swim again before we had to return home. In the course of a few days, we’d be all dark tan and bleach blonde, rested and happy. I don’t remember us ever going out for a meal, in fact, I think we ate hot dogs on the beach. One time, Bob and Patty had a huge fight over heating syrup for pancakes; Stony didn’t
The following persons were booked into the Tipton County Correctional Facility April 6-12, 2014.
■ Adams, Billy Wayne, 48, domestic assault, April 7, TCSO ■ Adams Jr., Leslie Charles, 25, theft over $500, faclitation of a felony; April 11, TCSO ■ Alexander, Joshua Dewayne, 21, simple poss. marijuana, April 10, CPD ■ Baker, Megan Nicole, 23, theft under $500, April 9, TCSO ■ Bates, Cody Ryan, 24, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, failure to carry and exhibit, failure to appear; April 8, TCSO ■ Beachum, Mishon Deandre, 19, DL required, no insurance, improper passing/turn, driving on rev./canc./susp. license; April 8, THP ■ Belote, Billy Lamar, 23, robbery, agg. assault with injury; April 12, TCSO ■ Bratcher, Erica Lashelle, 36, failure to appear, April 11, TCSO ■ Brent, Larry Christopher, 38, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, April 11, TCSO ■ Broughton, Julie Amanda, 26, agg. assault with injury; April 7, TCSO ■ Bryan, Bradley Keith, 26, agg. assault no injury, disorderly conduct, resisting, poss. firearm while intoxicated, trespassing, public intoxication; April 6, TCSO ■ Burk, Leslie Bryan, 27, DUI first offense, improper passing/turn; April 12, TCSO ■ Burns, Jeffery David, 30, agg. assault with injury, vandalism; April 6, TCSO ■ Burress, Shonda Lynn, 51, DUI second offense, simple poss. marijuana, poss. drug para.; April 8, MUPD ■ Campbell, Chad William, 33, poss. sch. II, April 8, TCSO ■ Carpenter, Lamarcus Terrell, 30, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, April 9, TCSO ■ Carson, Cole Alexander, 22, burglary, agg. assault with injury; April 12, TCSO ■ Childress, Shelly Rene, 29, theft under $500, April 12, TCSO ■ Cooper, Tania Melissa, 45, agg. assault no injury,
resisting, domestic assault; April 7, TCSO ■ Cunningham, Rita Fay, 58, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, no insurance; April 6, TCSO ■ Currie, Daniel Henry, 48, DUI first offense, left of center roadway, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, no insurance, consent law; April 12, TCSO ■ Decker, Justin Lee, 27, DUI first offense, speeding, seatbelt law; April 12, THP ■ Douglas Jr., Johnnie William, 27, agg. assault with injury, April 7, TCSO ■ Drew, Larry, 62, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, April 11, TCSO ■ Dye, Anthony Tatwain, 29, failure to pay child support, April 12, CPD ■ Earwood, Ashley Diane, 30, ID theft, April 7, TCSO ■ Edwards, Sheldyn Wain, 36, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, no insurance; April 10, TCSO ■ Fayne, Rodney Earl, 32, disorderly conduct, April 12, CPD ■ Forrester, Roman Lee, 22, agg. assault with injury, vandalism; April 9, TCSO ■ Fowler, Gregory Dustin, 26, theft, April 8, BPD ■ Francis, Jonathan Hunter, 18, DUI first offense, open container, underage consumption; April 12, TCSO ■ Gamble, Corey Joseph, 26, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, agg. burglay; April 8, TCSO ■ Gaytan, Michelle, 38, theft, April 7, CPD ■ Gonzalez, Josie Vicente, 36, domestic assault, April 6, MPD ■ Greenhaw, Michael Wayne, 29, driving on rev./ canc./susp. license, seatbelt law, reg. law, no insurance; April 12, TCSO ■ Gude, Morris Al, 22, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, domestic assault; April 6, CPD ■ Guidry, Ronnie Nelson, 42, domestic assault, April 12, BPD ■ Gurley, Joseph Bradley, 21, forgery, April 10, TCSO ■ Hannan, Jessica Nicole, 21, agg. assault with injury; April 8, TCSO ■ Harrison, James Melvin, 23, driving on rev./canc./
like his syrup heated and there in front of everybody, a fight ensued. It got pretty out of hand and Stony and I thought it very funny, so we taped the entire thing with a new cassette player. I wish I knew where that tape was now. We were family. Maybe we only went for four years, before we moved to Tennessee, but their kindness has stayed with me always. I loved them so. Stony was diagnosed with leukemia when we were 12. He went into remission several times, but died three years ago. Six months to the day of his funeral, we were laying susp. license, light law; April 11, TCSO ■ Hatchel, Kevin Levon, 24, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, no insurance; April 9, THP ■ Henderson, Tavarius Antonio, 26, domestic assault, April 11, MUPD ■ Hutchens, Justin Kyle, 18, underage consumption, public intoxication; April 11, TCSO ■ Jackson III, Gene Leroy, 26, simple poss. marijuana, April 10, CPD ■ Jefferson, Corey Lamont, 36, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, April 7, TCSO ■ Johnson, Chad Randall, 34, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, April 8, TCSO ■ Jones, James Dearl, 41, DUI first offense, open container, light law; April 7, TCSO ■ Jones, Steven Lejuan, 22, criminal trespass, April 12, CPD ■ Kellum, James Brandon, 25, DUI second offense, due care; April 10, TCSO ■ Kellum, Mary Elizabeth, 24, domestic assault, April 12, TCSO ■ Mason, Latisha Marie, 32, driving on rev./canc,./ susp. license, reckless endangerment; April 12, CPD ■ Mauldin, David Lawrence, 49, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, April 11, TCSO ■ Meredith, Clayton Lee, 23, poss. controlled substance, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, soliciting unlawful compensation; April 8, TCSO ■ Nash, Henry Eric, 44, resiting, reg. law, improper passing/turn, leg. drug w/o prescription; April 9, TCSO ■ Odell II, Russell Ronald, 37, mfg./del./ sell controlled substance, poss. firearm commission dangerous felony, poss. sch. VI; April 9, TCSO ■ O’Neal, Barbara Sue, 51, violation order of protection; April 6, CPD ■ Overall, Robert James, 24, criminal trespass, April 12, TCSO ■ Page, Jonathan David, 19, driving on rev/canc./susp. license, poss. controlled substance; April 12, APD ■ Prater, Larry Joe, 23, failure to pay child support, April 6, TCSO ■ Reynolds, April Diane,
Patti to rest. Bobby, Andy, Anne and Lee (Stony’s siblings) and I are still in touch. The family, who, as a child, I thought of as like the Kennedys, has had as much tragedy and loss as that family. It is their faith that has kept them together. Heath and Heather no longer color eggs, although Heath must have appreciated it- he is now a curator for an art museum in Washington, D.C. Heather has a farm and collects eggs. My brother John eats eggs and I can only hope that Maya has learned to cook eggs. And as for me? Well, I write about eggs. Or at least I did today. 41, DUI first offense, consent law, due care; April 12, TCSO ■ Rieben, Jonathan Ray, 42, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, poss. sch. IV with intent, theft; April 6, APD ■ Schroebel, Melissa Rose, 30, shoplifting, public intoxication; April 6, CPD ■ Short, Hank Garrett, 25, domestic assault, poss. sch. VI, poss. drug para.; April 7, TCSO ■ Singleton, Ellis Randy, 33, poss. controlled substance, April 11, TCSO ■ Smith, Christine Marie, 37, DUI second offense, due care; April 11, TCSO ■ Smith, Rachel Brooke, 27, disorderly conduct, April 9, CPD ■ Stewart, Leslie Dean, 55, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, seatbelt law, no insurance; April 12, THP ■ Taylor, Lejarvius Jamal, 20, agg. burglary, theft under $500, resisting, evading arrest; April 10, CPD ■ Taylor, Talisa Lasha, 37, assault, April 10, TCSO ■ Terry, Trell Travis, 18, shoplifting, April 11, TCSO ■ Thomas, Mark Allen, 29, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, seat belt law, no insurance; April 12, THP ■ Tice, Michael William, 24, statutory rape, April 10, TCSO ■ Timbs, David Franklin, 36, driving on rev./canc./ susp. license, light law; April 9, TCSO ■ Vaughn, Joshua William, 29, disorderly conduct, April 8, TCSO ■ Waddell, Andrew George, 36, domestic assault, April 6, TCSO ■ Waller, Hope Erin, 30, agg. assault, vandalism; April 6, TCSO ■ Weathers, Demario Marteze, 22, theft over $500, April 11, TCSO ■ Whitley, Brandon Tyrone, 26, poss. controlled substance, April 10, CPD ■ Wilson, Michael Anthony, 37, driving on rev./canc./susp. license, no insurance, reg. law, failure to change DL address; April 8, THP ■ Wirges, Kyle Nolan, 27, DUI first offense, resisting; April 12, TCSO ■ Woods, Cedric Eugene, 27, disorderly conduct, resisting; April 8, CPD
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Berryman, Brian Scott Born: 6/18/1963 114 Robin Hood Circle Millington, TN 38053 Charge: Parole violation homicide
Young, Gary Gene Born: 11/25/1954 520 W. Liberty Ave. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Agg. assault
Moore, Tristan Levar Born: 6/3/1986 150 Peeler Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Agg. assault no injury
Cleaves, Courtney Deander Born: 5/26/1991 276 East Harmony Mason, TN 38049 Charge: Revoked license, reckless driving, speeding, evading, theft
Leek, Robin Heath Born: 8/15/1984 3895 Poplar Corner Brownsville, TN 38012 Charge: Theft under $10,000
Dickerson, Jermaine Ethenn Born: 6/27/1976 1100 Tatlock Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Burglary
Pirtle, Markeliss Born: 3/28/1988 1150 Simonton Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Agg. assault
Hill, Quinton Sloan Born: 7/26/1987 328 Stevens Rd. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Delivery of cocaine, DUI first offense
Scott, Kyle Lane Born: 10/12/1976 4078 Holly Grove Rd. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Promotion of meth manuf.
Burton, Marcus Antonio Born: 4/11/1982 338 Elm St. Covington, TN 38019 Charge: Sex offender act, criminal impresonation, failure to pay child support x2
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Obituaries David Lynn Butler
June 16, 1967 – March 29, 2014 David Lynn Butler, 48, died on March 29, 2014. He was a quality engineering associate for Smith & Nephew for 25 years and deacon and active member of the Munford Baptist Church. Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, Lee Rendfeld Butler of Atoka; sons, Benjamin David Butler and Adam Preston Butler of Atoka; stepson, Paul Kinnaman of Atoka; and sister, Cindy Pinner (Tom) of Covington. Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his parents, Redis Butler and Evelyn Stanley. The services were handled by Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.maleyyarbrough.com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, April 17, 2014
Mary Harvey Ruffin Witherington December 14, 1921 – April 10, 2014
Mary Harvey Ruffin Witherington died at the age of 92 at her home on Thursday, April 10, 2014. She was the widow of Dr. Jimmy Witherington, who preceded her in death 11 years ago. Mrs. Witherington was born on Dec. 14, 1921 in Wilson, N.C., to Harvey Barron Ruffin and Lula Hackney Ruffin. She attended Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) and graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. in 1942. She later joined the American Red Cross as a club recreation director and was in Washington, D.C. in August 1945 for training when World War II ended. She met her husband in the Philippines where he was a captain in the Medical Corps and her next door neighbor at Clark Field on Luzon Island. They were married for 55 years at the time of his death in 2003. She was an active member of the American Red Cross overseas organization until her death. Long active in social, civic and religious circles, “Miss Harvey” (as she was affectionately known by her family and friends) continued to volunteer until the time of her death. Miss Harvey was the moderator of the First Presbyterian Church women, the ‘forever’ Circle Chairman for Circle #2 and received a life membership in the Presbyterian women which few are awarded. For over a decade, Miss Harvey served as social chairman of the church and served as interior decorator for many church related projects. She was a self-taught florist and grew and provided the flowers in the church sanctuary from her flower beds. She was heralded as a consummate entertainer and cook, hosting parties for hundreds of events, and did so lovingly. Mrs. Witherington was a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Tipton and became the president of the volunteers at Baptist – Tipton. She felt it very important to remain active in the hospital her husband, Dr. Jimmy, was very instrumental in establishing for Tipton County. Miss Harvey was also a founding member of the Covington Little Theater and on the board of directors when the Tipton Fine Arts Council was formed. She was a founding patron of the Tipton County Veterans Museum, built in 1998, and was a donor of many World War II artifacts to the museum. She is survived in death by her four children, James Drew Witherington, Jr. (Libby) of Memphis, Harvey Ruffin Witherington (Lori) of Covington, Charles Barron Witherington (Sally) of Marietta, Ga. and Mary Hackney Witherington of Memphis; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Harvey Ruffin of Wilson, N.C., and her sister, Mrs. Jane Allen of Kingwood, Texas. The visitation and service was held on Saturday, April 12, at the First Presbyterian Church in Covington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 403 South Main Street, in Covington, TN, 38019. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.maleyyarbrough. com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, April 17, 2014
Timothy Allen Forbes
Date of Death – April 12, 2014
Timothy Allen Forbes, 56, of Covington, passed away April 12, 2014. He was a Navy veteran and an electronics technician general contractor for several companies including Lockheed Martin, Winderemere, and DynCorp. He is survived by his wife, Jeanie Forbes; parents, Dewey and Jane Rice of Burlison; brothers, Stan Forbes of Snook, Texas and Dennis Forbes of Paris, Tenn.; and his two faithful miniature dachshunds, Dixon and Gorgia. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 15 at Elm Grove United Methodist Church in Burlison. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, April 17, 2014
Martha Jean Harris
September 5, 1925 – April 14, 2014 Martha Jean Harris, 88, of Atoka, died on April 14, 2014. Mrs. Harris was an x-ray tech and a retired business manager of Memphis Clinic Internal Medicine, member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 60 years and a member of the Salem ARP Church. She is survived by her brother, Johnny F. Moffatt of Atoka; sisters, Emily Breen of Atoka and Marjorie Goforth of Covington; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” C. Harris; brother, Calvin Moffatt, and sister Erin Williamson; and her parents, Calvin Faucett Moffatt and Erin Pearl Faulkner. The services for Mrs. Harris were held at the Salem ARP Church on Wednesday, April 16. Interment followed in the Salem Cemetery with Rev. Charles Todd officiating. The family has asked that memorials be made to the Salem Church or the Salem Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.maleyyarbrough.com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Amy Sue Kidd
Amy Sue Kidd, 79, passed away April 15, 2014. Mrs. Kidd was retired from Co-op in Covington, active in Farm Bureau and Carl Perkins Center and a member of Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Eugene Kidd; children Ronald and Cindy Kidd, Ricky and Jennifer Kidd, and Vickie and Mike Yarbro; grandchildren Kim (Terrance) Strohkirch, Jennifer (Chad) Taylor, Courtney and Jeff Mullins, Amy and Travis Taylor, Staci Yarbro, Cameron and Channing Kidd, and Baxter, Hayden and Camden Kirkdoffer; greatgrandchildren Sophie Sue Strohkirch and Luke Taylor; and her brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 17 at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Burlison.
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Date of Death – April 15, 2014
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Jean S. “Memaw” Massey Date of Death – April 15, 2014
Jean S. “Memaw” Massey, 87, of Brighton, passed away April 15, 2014. Mrs. Massey retired from E.H. Crump Insurance, and most recently she has been serving as a caregiver for the elderly. Jean was a member of Clopton United Methodist Church, and she loved dogs and travelling. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, and funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, at Family Funeral Care, 4925 Summer Avenue, in Memphis. Interment will follow in the R.H. Munford Cemetery in Covington. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, and friend. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Massey. She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Massey Trotter; three sons, William Glenn Massey, Stephen D. Massey, and Gregory Massey (Betty); 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Lasting memorials may be directed to the American Kidney Foundation or Clopton United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www. FamilyFuneralMemphis.com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, April 17, 2014
Charles Thomas Ruffin
April 19 The Charleston Fire Department is hosting breakfast with the Easter bunny from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the fire department. Angels of Hope/Relay for Life’s annual silent auction at the Balcony, 165 Quinton Drive, Munford. Shirts, cookbooks, plate lunches, singing and bake sale to benefit the fundraiser. April 23 The Area VIII Special Olympics event is in need of volunteers to serve the 2014 games from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More than 200 volunteers are needed to make this annual event featuring athletes from Tipton, Lauderdale, Crockett and Haywood counties a success. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt and lunch. For more information, please contact Mary Cass Stewart at 901-475-4632 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. April 26 Keep Tipton County Beautiful presents Earth Fest 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brighton High School. There will be free information on the environment, recycling and going green. Grovestock Fest at Holly Grove C.P. Church, 4385 Holly Grove Rd. Awesome outdoor fun from noon until 9 p.m., with live music and entertainment, headlined by Dove Award Winner Mark Schultz. Activities including frisbee golf, kite flying, tie dying, arts and crafts vendors, and great family fun. Come celebrate with us! Bring your blankets and lounge chairs. For more information, visit www.grovestockfest.org. May 1 Our nation will celebrate the 63rd National Day of Prayer. We, the people of our community, have the opportunity to emphasize the power of prayer as a testimony to who God is, what we believe and the fact that our nation was founded upon God’s word. We would like to invite you to join Americans across our nation by participating in the National Day of Prayer. Our local event will take place at the Munford City Park gazebo, 101 College Street, at 6:30 p.m. May 3 Dunlap Retirement Center will be having their annual Springfest fundraiser on the grounds at Dunlap, Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Please come! You’ll have a blast! May 31 A household hazardous waste collection will be held at Brighton High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Household cleaners, automotive products, cell phones and many other items will be accepted for disposal. For more information, contact Keep Tipton County Beautiful at 476-0254.
November 3, 1929 – April 15, 2014 Charles Thomas Ruffin, 84, of Covington passed away on April 15, 2014. Mr. Ruffin was a Staff Sgt. in the United States Army. The services for Mr. Ruffin will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 18 at the Maley-Yarbrough Chapel. Visitation for Mr. Ruffin will be held the night before from 5-8. Interment will take place in the Covington Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his special person, Annaliese “Oma” McCollum of Munford; son, David Ruffin of Munfordville, Ky.; daughter Denise Shires (Billy) of Covington; brother James Sterling Ruffin of Covington; sisters Martha Ann Hughes of Englewood, Fla. and Ina Claire Wright of Union City; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.maleyyarbrough.com. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, April 17, 2014
In memory of Jesus Christ Jesus Christ, 33, of Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by the apostle Judas, Jesus was crucified by the Romans, by order of the ruler Pontius Pilate. The causes of death were crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture and loss of blood. Jesus Christ, a descendent of Abraham, was a member of the house of David. He was a son of the late Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth, and Mary, His devoted Mother. Jesus was born in a stable in the city of Bethlehem, Judea. He is survived by his mother Mary, His siblings, His faithful Apostles, numerous disciples and many other followers. Jesus was self-educated and in his youth, spent most of his time working alongside his father in the carpenter shop. Up until the time of His death, Jesus was teaching and sharing the Good News, healing the sick, touching the lonely, feeding the hungry and helping the poor. Jesus was most noted for telling parables about His Father’s Kingdom and performing miracles, such as feeding over 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, and healing a man who was born blind. On the day before His death, He held a Last Supper celebrating the Passover Feast, at which he foretold His death.
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We would like to thank all those who came to the visitation and funeral services for Arnold Bennett. Special thanks to Bro. Louis Daniel and Bobby Poole for speaking at the service. Also, thanks to the pallbearers. May God bless all. Jeanette and Ronnie
The body was quickly buried in a stone grave, which was donated by Joseph of Arimathea, a loyal friend of the family. By order of Pontius Pilate, a boulder was rolled in front of the tomb. Roman soldiers were put on guard. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that everyone try to live as Jesus did. Donations may be sent to anyone in need. A remembrance by his Randolph United Methodist Church and Hopewell United Methodist Church families
Children and injury lawsuits
Children are sometimes hurt by just “look both ways,” instead teach the negligence of others. As an injury them look both ways TWICE. “If in doubt, wait it attorney, I see kids get hurt in out.” all kinds of ways: hit by cars, Accidental accidentally shot, injured at shootings: These a daycare, bitten by viscous often occur when dogs or hospitalized due to a the gun handler car wreck. thinks the gun is These children cannot make unloaded. Teach a legal claim for their own that there is no injuries. They have to have such thing as an someone do it for them. Usuunloaded gun. A ally it is a parent or guardian. good thing to do Parents can sue, if necessary, might be to let as “parent and next friend of” them see a gun the minor. A minor is a child fired at night. If under 18 in Tennessee. Here David Peel they can feel the are some tips to protect your concussion and kids from common serious Peel Law Firm see the fire come injuries: out, it makes an Street safety: Being a pedestrian is always a disadvantage. When impression. Of course, guns must be the kids are small, let them pick stored safely. Daycare injuries: Supervision is out some things around the house, like an orange, egg, ketchup bottle, the key. Be very careful with a daysmall toy, etc. Then, with another care that is short-staffed. Spring adult driving in the driveway, have breaks are always a concern as many the kids watch as the car tire slowly school-aged siblings overrun some crushes and explodes the item. They daycares. Siblings of others will not better understand the force that way, be as careful with your little ones as and why you do not want them to get you would be. Dog bites: Kids often do two things in the road. If they do have to cross the street, do not just teach them to when they see a dog: smile and get
face to face. Dogs usually feel provoked by two things: bearing teeth and eye contact face to face. See the problem? Car accidents: By far the most dangerous thing your child will likely do in their entire life is ride in a car. We have people, many inexperienced, drunk or distracted, driving 5,000 lb. missiles at 88 feet-per-second (60 m.p.h.) all over the roads. Is it any wonder there are tragic accidents? Car seats work wonders in my experience. Seat belts must be non-negotiable, especially where air bags are present. Air bags are no substitute for seat belts! Backseats are usually safest. Consider larger cars and SUVs, and those with better safety ratings. Check sites like SaferCar.gov for results. As much as we would like to, we cannot keep children totally safe. Often, medical bills and future care need to be collected from the insurance company insuring the negligent adult. If they are uninsured, funds can often be collected from the parents own Uninsured motorists coverage. Mr. Peel may be reached through PeelLawFirm.com wherein other articles may be accessed.
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Wilsons celebrate 60th anniversary
Tipton County Commission on Aging events Don't miss out on these great opportunities! Water aerobics Itâ€™s that time again; our water aerobics class has started up! Water aerobics class meets at the center at 6:30 a.m. to ride transportation to the Millington YMCA. Please call 476-3333 for more information about this great class. Kidney smart class We are proud to announce Patrick Hall will be conducting a kidney smart class once a month at our center. Dates are Fridays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 476-3333 for more information. This weekâ€™s events April 17 â€“ 18 Thursday Bible study â€“ 10 a.m.- dining room Intense exerciseâ€“ 10 a.m.â€“ gym Kidney smart â€“ 2 p.m. â€“ meeting room Friday Closed â€“ Good Friday! Happy Easter!
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson Sr., of Atoka, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 14. Betty and Frank were married in 1954. She is a retired floral designer and he is retired from the fire department after 25 years of service. The couple has three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Courtesy photo
Upcoming events, week of April 21 â€“ 25 Monday Exercise â€“ 9:15 a.m. dining room Tai Chi â€“ 10 a.m.â€“ dance room Book club â€“ 10 a.m. â€“ craft room Card making classâ€“ 10 a.m. â€“ dining room Writers workshop â€“ 10:30 a.m. â€“ meeting room
Mary Hall wins pie contest
Tuesday Bingo with Ripley Health Care â€“ 9:30 a.m. â€“ dining room
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Mary Ann Hall won the Atoka Barbeque Pie contest with her award-winning peach pie. Mary has entered other pie contests, but this is her first time winning. Photo by France Gasquet
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Kaelin & Bobby Lee Hanks Baby girl due April 18th
Danielle & Jacob Wilson Baby boy due June 5th
Heather & Chad House Baby boy due July 17
Jade & John Michael Jennings Baby boy due April 19th
Leah & Jeremy Reeves Baby girl due June 23
Jessica & Cody Jarvis Baby girl due July 22
Sylvia & Richard Brown Baby boy due April 24
Heather & Chad House Baby boy due July 17
Lacey & Jake Lock Baby boy due July 24
Ashley & Neil Johnson Baby girl due April 29th
Jessica & Cody Jarvis Baby girl due July 22
Lauren & Jeremy Oâ€™Neal Baby boy due May 12th
Danielle & Scott Sullivan Baby boy due June 27th
Congrats to: Lee & Kristin Dixon on the birth of their daughter, Ellie Kate
Holley & Mark Gregory Baby boy due May 22nd Amanda & Blake Brashier Baby boy due June 5th
Todd & Natalie Brunson Jessica & Darren Humphrey on the birth of their son, Thomas Edward Baby boy due July 9th Haley & John Springer Baby boy due July 13th
Medicare Advantage takes a hit for 2015 Two of the largest Medicare Advantage providers, Humana and UnitedHealth, will take a pay cut from the administration next year of about four percent, albeit reduced from the initially proposed 6.5 percent. This was announced on Monday April 8 by CMS â€“ The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which made the announcement in a letter to insurers. About 15.9 million people, totaling about 30 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries chose Medicare Advantage over traditional Medicare, the government run program for the elderly and disabled.Industry consulting and lobbying groups such as Americas Health Insurance Plans and Gorman Health Group have mounted a fierce campaign to deter the cuts, calling it the â€œlargest ever mobilization.â€? â€œThis is a tough series of cuts,â€? John Gorman, executive chairman of Gorman Health Group, based in Washington, said before the announcement. â€œ2014 and 2015 from a rate standpoint are likely to be the two worst
years in Medicare Advan- in 2015 to beneficiaries.â€? Still, the Congressional tage in well over a decade.â€? The cuts will have the Budget Office predicted the greatest impact on Lou- program will remain popuisville, Kentucky-based lar and participation may Humana and Minnetonka, rise as much as 50 percent Minnesota-based United- in the next decade to 21 million by fiscal 2023. Health, the Consumers who biggest U.S. choose Advantage health inplans opt for mansurer. Unitaged care with edHealth benefits that can has about include lower out3 million of-pocket costs, Advantage compared with the enrollees in traditional Medi2013 while Senior Focus care program. Humana Government payhad almost Derek E. Baltimore ments have been 2.5 million, according to data compiled under pressure since 2010, when the U.S. health expanby Bloomberg. The payment reductions sion was financed in part will cause enrollment to de- by reducing spending on cline in the Advantage pro- Advantage plans by an esgram next year for the first timated $206 billion over a time since 2004 as insurers decade. Retirees who had chosen drop out or trim benefits in response, Medicareâ€™s actu- Medicare Advantage due aries have said. â€œIn 2015 the to their lower cost structure availability of additional versus traditional Medicare benefits and reduced out- Supplement or â€œMedigapâ€? of-pocket costs is going to products, are beginning to be reduced pretty dramati- feel the brunt of these â€œpubcally in many markets,â€? lic healthâ€? plans, overseen John Gorman said. â€œThe by the government agency products themselves are go- in charge, CMS. While their ing to be a lot less attractive benefits are being reduced
due to necessary cost cutting according to the administration, enrollees in these programs can take solace. In our professional opinion, at least enrollees have a â€?capâ€? on their potential Medicare expenses each year. Compare this to original Medicare, where retirees not only owe the 20% that Medicare does not cover for the $104.90 paid via Social Security reduction, but also the deductibles embedded in both parts A and B, totaling $1363. While certainly not the protection that people with available financial resources for the â€œreal dealâ€? insurance (Medigap), anytime a senior can protect their lifelong savings with a maximum â€œout of pocketâ€? offered by these plans, they should take advantage of it. Comments and questions are welcome at Dbaltimore@scfginc.net or via phone at 901-389-7258. Still confused?Set up an appointment to come by our offices at 202 South Maple St. #B across from the Covington police department for a more detailed evaluation about your specific situation.
Wednesday Exercise â€“ 9:15 a.m. - dining room Cookie walk â€“ 10 a.m. â€“ dining room Thursday Just so you know â€“ 9:30 a.m. â€“ dining room Bible study â€“ 10 a.m. - dining room Intense exerciseâ€“ 10 a.m. - gym Friday Exercise â€“ 9:15 a.m. â€“ dining room Creative aging â€“ soft fire duo â€“ 10 a.m. â€“ dining room Regularly scheduled programs Bending needles quilting club Best Choice hearing Bible study Blood pressure and blood sugar screening Book club Crocheting Arthritis foundation exercise Line dance class Tap dance class Walking club Writersâ€™ workshop Water aerobics 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 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call Anita at 476-1068 for more information or to receive a registration packet. 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. For more information please call 476-3333. â€˘South Tipton caregiver wellness groupthis group meets the second Tuesday of the month in Munford at the Restoration Church from 5:30 to 7 p.m. â€˘Lunch Bunch caregiver wellness groupthis 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. Contacts Tipton County Commission on Aging 401 S. College, P.O. Box 631 Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3333/901-476-3398- Fax Kerry W. Overton, Executive Director Website- www.tiptonaging.org
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