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In Loving Memory: Ronnie Agee

Ronnie Agee was born December 1, 1945 to Carl and Rachel Agee. He joined big brothers Kenneth, Charles, and Billy Lynn. The family lived in Friendship, where they grew cotton and raised cattle and pigs. The Agees attended Floyd’s Chapel United Methodist Church, where Ronnie would be a lifelong member. When Ronnie was older, he farmed for men like Earnest Harold Bushart, Lynn Mount, and Hank Beard. Tragedy struck in 1968, when Carl and Rachel’s house (where Ronnie was living at the time) burnt down. Their granddaughters, cousins Ronnie with family at attended Floyd’s Chapel Edie and Terry Lynn, perished in the fire. The United Methodist Church. Agee family banded together to overcome this massive loss. Later in his life, Ronnie went on to work for the Crockett County Highway Department, where he was always the first one to show up for a day’s shift. He worked there around eight years, until his passing on June 10, 2012 from a massive heart attack. The streets of Crockett County are a little quieter now that Ronnie is gone. He and his truck were a familiar presence to locals. His neighbors always looked forward to his greeting of a wave and a toot of his horn. “Ronnie was very famous with his horn,” says his niece, Carla Crutchfield. “If his horn ever tore up on his truck, I don’t know what he would have done,” she adds with a laugh. Ronnie was always visiting with family and friends, and usually never showed up empty-handed. “He was really good about going and buying produce, and you may get up and find a little sack [of it] hanging on your doorknob, and you know, that was Ronnie,” says Carla. Ronnie would also bring donuts on some of his visits, like to Miss Joy Ing at Bells Assisted Living, or to his co-workers, when he had time off. Carla’s children, Stephanie (Jones) and Stacey (Lumley), and grandchildren, Braden McCanless and Taylor Joe Lumley, would also get sweet treats from their Uncle Ronnie: a sack of candy each time he visited, whether the kids were there or not. In the four years that he owned his truck, he put over 200,000 miles on it—that’s how much he loved riding, and how much he loved to see his family and friends. Ronnie is described as being a quiet man, but his feelings were never hidden. “He never hung up the phone or walked out that back door without telling me that he loved me,” Carla states. “He dearly loved me and my brother, Kenny.” Crockett County Highway Department Supervisor Milton Legions recalled that Ronnie always told him every day at work that he loved him, and then he would give him a wink. “He had friends from one end of this county to another,” says Carla. “Ronnie loved everybody.” He extended his geniality at his doctor appointments, especially with the staff of Dr. Patel’s cardiology office, in Jackson. Anytime Ronnie with his great-nephews Taylor Joe Ronnie would come to his appointments, he would pass out silver dollars and Braden. to the nurses, and even his doctor. “That’s how he shows his love,” Carla would tell them. Dr. Patel and his nurses were very attentive to Ronnie, and Carla appreciates all the care they gave to her uncle. “They knew Ronnie like a book. They were really, really good to him.” “Ronnie was very simple,” says Carla. “If everybody could live like Ronnie Agee, this world would be such a better place.” He would start his mornings with a cup of coffee and a bowl of oatmeal. If he wasn’t at work or out visiting, he could be found sitting on the swing in his backyard. Even though Ronnie was warm-hearted, he was cold-natured. In fact, even with Tennessee’s sweltering summers, he hadn’t run his air conditioner for over twenty years. Ronnie never asked for much, except the company of his loved ones. He did most of his errands within the county. He bought the bulk of his groceries at Tate’s Food Rite in Maury City, and he would buy his clothes from Worrell’s Menswear in Alamo. When Carla went in to Worrell’s to buy Ronnie a new pair of jeans for Christmas, owner Jon Worrell knew exactly what size Ronnie wore. Usually the only time he ever ventured outside of the county (besides for doctor appointments) was to go to Dyersburg, where he would go to Walmart, or go get his haircut by his cousin, Franklin Agee. At the Friendship Funeral Home, over three hundred people signed the register book at the visitation for Ronnie Agee. Carla says, “He would’ve been very tickled” to have seen that. Everyone who was there could share a story about Ronnie that would make you laugh. “He is truly missed by a lot of people,” Carla states. Ronnie Agee may be physically gone, but his love still rides on. By: Kim Stolarick

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5&6 Year Old National All Stars The 5&6 year old National All Stars were awarded the Sportsmanship Award for their age group at the District Tournaments in Covington, TN. The boys came in 3rd place overall in the tournament.

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Tyler Moss, of Maury City, recently attended Summer Orientation andRegistration (S.O.A.R.) at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Students met with academic advisers and registered for classes; toured the campus and residence halls; received information about student activities, housing and financialaid; and heard detailed information about  First-Year Initiative (an orientation for first-year students the week  before classes). He is pictured with his mother, Rhonda Butner, and sister,  Scarlett Butner, who is a UT Martin senior. For more information about  S.O.A.R., call the UT Martin Office of Admissions at731-881-7020 or  1-800-829-UTM1.

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AUGUST  2012  CROCKETT  COUNTY     FFA  EVENTS:     MONDAY,  AUGUST  13,  2012  at  6:30  pm  

1962 graduating class of Hamlett-Robertson


Beginning at  5:00  pm  before  the  CCHS  Football   game,  we  will  serve  hotdogs,  chips,  drinks  and   dessert.    All  Crockett  County  FFA  members,   parents,  and  Alumni  are  invited  to  attend!  

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The Hamlett-Robertson High School Class of 1962 held its 50th class  reunion on June 15, 2012, at the Crockett Mills Community Center.   They enjoyed visiting with each other and catching up on the last fifty  years.  First row (left to right): Reta Peace Diamond, Peggy Butler  Crum and Sheila Daniel Hopkins.  Second row (left to right): Gerald  Knox, Paul Ward, Joe Williams, and Gary Jones. Top Row (left to right): Ronnie Neisler, Prather Daniel, and Vernon Powell.

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Crockett Cub Scouts spent the week shooting BBs, riding bikes, enjoying watermelon and pizza, singing, and acting in skits. They also made crafts, had a water day, and practiced archery. Go to Crockett Boy Scouts’ website for pictures. Grades 1-5 will be able to sign up this month for the next event. Notes will be sent home at school. Call Deborah McLean at 696-2221 for more information.

Over seventy children, youth, and adults joined in the fun at Promise Island, Alamo First Christian Church’s Vacation Bible School. They enjoyed water games, crafts, music, and Bible stories from June 25-27 Drama Camp 2012 was held June 4-8 at Alamo City School. Over thirty-five children came to participate. Each group performed for friends and family on the last day. The director of Drama Camp was Sarah Conley. (picture to the left) These Girl Scout troops would like to invite all K-12 girls to join up this month. Call Deborah McLean at 696-2221 for more information. Notes will be sent home. Girls can sign up at the swim party on August 10 at 3:30 p.m. at the country club

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BYOD - Bring Your Own Device


For years, students have been sneaking cell phones into school. This year at Crockett County High School, teachers are actually encouraging it. It’s called BYOD, Bring Your Own Device. Students and staff will now be able to access the wireless network with their personal devices (laptops, netbooks, tablets, smart phones, etc) during the school day. With classroom teacher approval, students may use their own devices to access the internet and collaborate with other students. To prepare for the high-tech takeover, so far, most teachers are excited and think the new initiative will bring a new energy to their rooms. “Our students love to use their phones and if they’re told you can get your phone out for this activity, that’s just going to thrill them and keep them more on task,” stated Ashley Jordan, Director of Technology & Student Services. He added some of the things he really liked about letting students use their cell phones, laptops or tablets is they can interact with the teacher much more easily. “It also gives every student the chance to respond to the teacher on how well they understand whatever the subject was for the day,” By allowing students to use their own technology we are hoping to increase the access all students have to the technology they need to succeed. Jordan goes on to say, “This change in policy is a direct result of the “forward thinking” mindset of our Director of Schools and School Board. As we add services like loaning e-books from our school library and providing individualized instructional programs, it’s critical that student have access to devices that run these applications. Jordan stressed that bringing your own device is an option for students, not a requirement. He also states that it is up to the teacher to decide if and when the technology is used. “ The teacher has charge of the classroom.” I asked the question, “How can you control the use of that technology in the class? Jordan responded, texting in class has been just one of the things the faculty has spent years trying to control. If students violate the policies, it will result in the student’s personal device being confiscated for seven days. Students may choose to have their personal device returned before the end of the seven days by paying a twenty-dollar (cash only) fine at the end of the school day in the main office. “This is new and there’s going to be a lot of things we just don’t know yet. We will deal with the issues as they come up. If all goes well, we are considering expanding this to the middle school next year,” Jordan said.

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Crockett County Elementary Schools Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Menu August 2012


Breakfast is served FREE to all students.

Crockett County School Nutrition Program is a Ò Team NutritionÓ Member.

Elementary Daily: $2.25 Weekly: $11.25 Monthly: $56.25 CCMS/CCHS Daily: $2.50 Weekly: $12.50 Monthly: $62.50 Employees: $3.00 Visitors: $3.50

August 2012

USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


Lunch Prices Reduced Price Daily: $0.40 Weekly Reduced: $2.00 Monthly: $8.00

Crockett County Middle School Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Milk & Juice offered daily at breakfast.

Wednesday 1 Welcome Back!! ½ Day of School No Meals Served

Choice of 1% Flavored or White Milk, or Fat Free White Milk offered daily.



2 Sausage & Biscuit 100% Fruit Juice

3 Sausage Pancake on Stick Fresh Fruit

Cheeseburger or Ham Sandwich ½ Cup Sweet Potato Fries # 9025 ½ Cup Fresh Broccoli w/Dip Orange

Ravioli or Turkey Sandwich Fresh Green Salad Lima Beans Grapes

All Breads are Whole Grain.

6 Cinnamon Bread Apple Sauce Cup 7 Strawberry Pancake ½ Cup Fruit

Deli Wrap or Ham Sandwich Spring Mixed Salad Pinto Beans Chilled Pears Roll



Breakfast is served FREE to all students.

Crockett County School Nutrition Program is a Ò Team NutritionÓ Member.

Lunch Prices Reduced Price Daily: $0.40 Weekly Reduced: $2.00 Monthly: $8.00 Elementary Daily: $2.25 Weekly: $11.25 Monthly: $56.25 CCMS/CCHS Daily: $2.50 Weekly: $12.50 Monthly: $62.50

For more information, Kay Woods, SNP Director 731-696-2116

USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Employees: $3.00 Visitors: $3.50

Milk & Juice offered daily at breakfast.

Wednesday 1 Welcome Back!!



2 Sausage & Biscuit

3 Honey Bun

Cheeseburger on Bun Or Hot Dog on Bun ½ Cup French Fries ½ Cup Baked Beans ½ Cup Fruit

Stuffed Crust W G Pizza Or Hot Ham & Cheese Sand ½ Cup Broccoli Salad ½ Cup Sauteed Potatoes ½ Cup Fruit

8 Cinni Minis

9 Steak & Biscuit

10 Super Donuts

½ Day of School No Meals Served

Choice of 1% Flavored or White Milk, or Fat Free White Milk offered daily. All Breads are Whole Grain. For more information, Kay Woods, SNP Director 731-696-2116 7 Pizza Stick

8 Breakfast Pizza 100% Fruit Snacker Slush

9 Sausage & Biscuit Fresh Fruit

10 Mini French Toast Apple Sauce Cup

6 Breakfast Bagel

Chicken Nuggets or Bologna Sandwich Mashed Potatoes Green Peas Mandarin Oranges Roll

Corn Dog Or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich Golden Corn Cucumber Slices w/Dip Grapes

Mini Burgers (2) Or Ham/Pickle Roll Up with Crackers (4) Baked Beans Orange Slaw

Pepperoni Pizza Or Ham & Cheese Sandwich Baked Fries Fresh Carrots w/Dip Pineapple Chunks

Steak & Gravy Or Corn Dog ½ Cup Mashed Potatoes ½ Cup Green Beans ½ Cup Fruit Whole Grain Roll

Dixie Crunch Fish Or Spicy Chicken Sandwich Savannah Hush Puppies ½ Cup Cole Slaw ½ Cup White Beans ½ Cup Oven Fried Okra ½ Cup Fruit

Cheeseburger on Bun Or Chicken Fajita Wrap ½ Cup Sweet Potato Fries ½ Cup Baked Beans ½ Cup Fruit

Breaded Chicken on Bun Or Hot Dog ½ Cup Mustard Greens ¼ Cup Corn on the Cob ½ Cup Romaine Salad ½ Cup Fruit

Stuffed Crust W G Pizza Or Deli Turkey Sandwich ½ Cup Fries ½ Cup Sauteed Cauliflower/Broccoli (California Blend Vegetables) ½ Cup Fruit

13 Strawberry Pancake 100% Fruit Juice

14 Mini Cinnis ½ Cup Fruit

15 Chicken & Biscuit 100% Fruit Snacker Slush

16 Sausage Pancake on Stick Fresh Fruit

17 Cinnamon Bread 100% Fruit Juice

13 Breakfast Bagel

14 Pizza Stick

15 Apple Frudel

16 Sausage & Biscuit

17 Cheese Sticks

Chicken Tenders Or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich Corn on the Cob White Beans Chilled Peaches Roll

Grilled Chicken Sandwich Or Bologna Sandwich ½ Cup Sweet Potato Puffs Tossed Salad Chilled Pears

Nachos Or Hog Dog ½ Cup Lettuce & Tomato Brown Rice Fresh Apple

Bologna & Cheese Sandwich Or Ham Sandwich Baby Carrots w/Dip Steamed Broccoli Side Kick # 2015

Cheese Pizza Or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich Tator Tots Green Beans Fresh Grapes Roll

Teriyaki Chicken Or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich ½ Cup Brown Rice ½ Cup Broccoli Stir Fry ½ Cup Romaine Salad ½ Cup Fruit

¾ Cup Spaghetti Or Hot Dog ½ Cup Cooked Carrots ½ Cup Green Beans ½ Cup Baked Apples Or Fresh Fruit

Clux Deluxe Chicken on Bun Or Deli Turkey Sandwich ½ Cup Steamed Broccoli w/Cheese ½ Cup Potato Salad ½ Cup Fruit

Whole Grain Soft Shell Taco Or Hamburger on Bun ½ Cup Avacado Dip w/Low Fat Chips ½ Cup Refried Beans ½ Cup Fruit

Spicy Chicken Sandwich Or Bologna & Cheese Sand ½ Cup Carrot Sticks w/Ranch ½ Cup Fries ½ Cup Fruit

20 Bacon & Biscuit Apple Sauce Cup

21 Strawberry Pancake ½ Cup Fruit

22 Breakfast Pizza 100% Fruit Snacker Slush

23 Sausage & Biscuit Fresh Fruit

24 Sausage Pancake on Stick 100% Fruit Juice

20 Honey Bun

21 Pizza Stick

22 Pancake Minis

23 Chicken & Biscuit

24 Jelly & Biscuit

Chicken Nuggets Or Ham Sandwich Mashed Potatoes Green Peas Mandarin Oranges Roll

Turkey & Gravy Or Corn Dog Spring Mixed Salad Baked Sweet Potato Baked Apples Roll

Mini Burgers (2) Or Corn Dog California Blend Veggies Blackeyed Peas Fresh Grapes

Italian Spaghetti Or Turkey Sandwich Green Beans Romaine/Spinach Salad Side Kick # 2014 Breadstick

Pepperoni Pizza Or Ham & Cheese Sandwich Mexicali Corn ½ Cup Steamed Carrots Chilled Pears

Chicken Nuggets Or Corn Dog ½ Cup Mashed Potatoes ½ Cup Green Peas ½ Cup Fruit Whole Grain Roll

Bar B Q Rib Sandwich Or Grilled Chicken Sandwich ½ Cup Cole Slaw ½ Cup Baked Beans ½ Cup Fruit

Chicken Tenders Or Hot Ham & Cheese Wrap ¾ Cup Sweet Potato Fries ½ Cup Romaine Salad ½ Cup Fruit Whole Grain Roll

Poppy Seed Chicken Or Hamburger on Bun ½ Cup Green Beans ½ Cup Potato Salad Whole Grain Bread Stick ½ Cup Fruit

Stuffed Crust W G Pizza Or Hot Dog ½ Cup Red Skin Potatoes ½ Cup Carrot Sticks w/Ranch ½ Cup Romaine Salad ½ Cup Fruit

27 Cinnamon Bread Apple Sauce Cup

28 Sausage Pancake on Stick ½ Cup Fruit

29 Chicken & Biscuit 100% Fruit Snacker Slush

30 Steak & Biscuit Fresh Fruit

31 Bacon & Biscuit 100% Fruit Juice

27 Breakfast Bagel

28 Pizza Stick

29 Super Donut

30 Chicken & Biscuit

31 Pancake Minis

Salisbury Steak & Gravy Or Ham Sandwich Pinto Beans Pineapple Chunks Corn Bread

Crispito Or Bologna Sandwich Refried Beans Romaine/Spinach Salad Canned Peaches

Hot Dog Or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich Baked Potato ½ Cup Steamed Carrots Cantaloupe

Cheeseburger Or Mini Corn Dogs Sweet Potato Fries # 9025 Slaw Side Kick # 2015

Cheese Pizza Or Turkey Sandwich Purple Hull Peas Fresh Broccoli w/Dip Banana

Chicken Nuggets Or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich ½ Cup Mashed Potatoes ½ Cup Green Peas Whole Grain Roll ½ Cup Fruit

Turkey Roast w/Gravy Or Spicy Chicken Sandwich ½ Cup Turnip Greens ½ Cup Baked Sweet Potatoes ½ Cup Mac & Cheese ½ Cup Fruit

Cheeseburger Or Beef Ô nÕ Bean Burrito ½ Cup Fries ½ Cup Cucumber Slices w/Ranch ½ Cup Fruit

Taco Salad Or Hot Dog ½ Cup Mixed Squash Casserole ½ Cup Corn ½ Cup Mexican Rice ½ Cup Fruit

Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza Or Tuna Salad Cup w/Crackers ½ Cup Fresh Veggies w/Dip ½ Cup Purple Hull Peas ½ Cup Romaine Salad ½ Cup Fruit

Crockett County High School Breakfast & Lunch Menu August 2012 Monday


Breakfast is served FREE to all students.

Crockett County School Nutrition Program is a Ò Team NutritionÓ Member.

Lunch Prices Reduced Price Daily: $0.40 Weekly Reduced: $2.00 Monthly: $8.00 Elementary Daily: $2.25 Weekly: $11.25 Monthly: $56.25 CCMS/CCHS Daily: $2.50 Weekly: $12.50 Monthly: $62.50 Employees: $3.00 Visitors: $3.50

6 Bagel

Crockett County Schools, School Nutrition Department In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Milk & Juice offered daily at breakfast.




2 Sausage & Biscuit

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Cheeseburger on Bun Or Hot Dog on Bun ½ Cup French Fries ½ Cup Baked Beans 1 Cup Fruit

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Meatloaf Or Breaded Chicken on Roll ½ Cup Mustard Greens ¼ Cup Corn on the Cob ½ Cup Buttered Potatoes 1 Cup Fruit Biscuit

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Teriyaki Chicken Or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich ½ Cup Brown Rice 1 Cup Broccoli Stir Fry 1 Cup Fruit

Spaghetti Or Hot Dog ½ Cup Cooked Carrots ½ Cup Green Beans ½ Cup Baked Apples Fresh Fruit

Clux Deluxe Chicken on Bun Or Deli Turkey Sandwich ½ Cup Steamed Broccoli w/Cheese ½ Cup Potato Salad 1 Cup Fruit

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Poppy Seed Chicken Or Hamburger on Bun ½ Cup Green Beans ½ Cup Potato Salad Whole Grain Bread Stick 1 Cup Fruit

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30 Bacon & Biscuit

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Turkey Roast w/Gravy Or Whole Grain Corn Dog ½ Cup Turnip Greens ½ Cup Sweet Potatoes ½ Cup Mac & Cheese 1 Cup Fruit

Cheeseburger Or Beef Ô nÕ Bean Burrito ½ Cup Fries ½ Cup Carrot Sticks w/Ranch 1 Cup Fruit

Taco Salad Or Hot Dog ½ Cup Pinto Beans ½ Cup Corn ½ Cup Mexican Rice 1 Cup Fruit

Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza Or Tuna Salad Cup w/Crackers ½ Cup Fresh Veggies w/Dip ½ Cup Purple Hull Peas 1 Cup Fruit

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Moments with a Minister JESUS AND THE WELL

John paints the picture for us in the fourth chapter! He records an encounter that Jesus had with a woman. Jesus was tired as He passed through Samaria, and as He came to Jacob’s well, He had a seat. Directly, a woman from Samaria came to the well and Jesus asked her for a drink of water. She was obviously confused about his question because a Jew is asking a Samaritan woman for some water. Now, we are all familiar with the prejudice and hatred that existed between these two groups of people. Jesus replied basically saying if you knew who I was, then you would have asked me for a drink, and I would have given you living water. Again, she is confused because Jesus didn’t have anything with which to draw the water. You are talking about giving me living water and you don’t even have a dipper! On top of that the well is extremely deep! Then Jesus clears the matter up for her by saying “whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again” (John 4:13). Simply stated, it doesn’t matter how deep you draw the water out of this well - it is not going to satisfy you - you are going to get thirsty again. Then Jesus REALLY clears the muddy water in verse 14 when He says “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life”. This lady,who was stuck in the mire and muck of sin, then asked Jesus to give her this water. She was important to Jesus - even though she really had nothing to offer or benefit Him. Jesus tells her to go get her husband. She replied, I have no husband. Jesus in essence tells her, you are right you don’t have a husband - you have 5 husbands - and the man you are living with now is not your husband. Now, if there was any doubt in her mind - calling her out on this fact really opened up her eyes to who He may be. “Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet” (John 4:19). Then, Jesus begins a discussion with her about the kind of worship and worshipper the Father accepts. I wonder...who all have you met at the well and what was your response? They came to you looking like trash, crying for attention, begging for help, and asking for your time. They came to you saying, “I can not do this on my own”, as they looked to you for help and answers. How did you greet the complainer? How did you treat the criticizer? How did you respond to their negative attitude? They may have come admitting shortcomings and sin only to be met with a “cold shoulder”. Did they come with sins that were “different” than our sins only to be condemned? My, my how awful our sins look when someone else commits them! Let’s us go back to the Bible and notice how Jesus treated those who were different than Him! He didn’t tell this woman that she was TRASH! He saw tremendous potential in this sinful woman. Man sees trash, but the God-man saw GOLD! Jesus saw worth, value, and a heart that desired Him. You will be tested. There will be people who cross our paths that will not have anything to offer us. They are going to need a friend not necessarily be a friend. How will we respond to those whom we meet along the way? “Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and co-workers, and even strangers you meet along the way.” - Barbara Bush May we endeavor to shape our hearts to be like His...because we just never know...who will meet us at “the well”. Belonging to Him, Stephen R. Sutton Minister Maury City Church of Christ


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Lil’ Cavalier Basketball Celebrates Summer Camp and Announces Fall Registration

Kindergarten -2nd grade Basketball Camp Picture Back Row L ro R: Addi Beth Work, Sara Watson, Bailey Ann Whitby, Sarah Kathryn Cherry, Emma Jones Front Row L to R: Kylie Garrett, Nora Cate Nichols, Claire Nichols, Reece Barker (not pictured Sadie Hoover)

3rd – 5th Grade Basketball Camp Picture Back Row L to R: Hadley Mansfield, Raegan Holyfield, Ella Grace Rawson, Lauren Morris, Ellie Hoover Middle Row L to R: Lauren Cotton, Erin Gillon, Emily Eberle, Ellie McCauley Front Row L to R: Bella Archie, Hannah Tinker, Kate Gourley, Molly Shelton, Maggie Barker, Ada Johnson

Congratulations to the 2012 participants of the first Lil’ Cavalier Dribblers Summer Basketball Camp! Twenty-four girls in grades K-5 attended the camp at Alamo City School Gym to improve their fundamental basketball skills. The camp focused on shooting, passing, dribbling, and defending. The campers practiced these skills through daily drills and games. Coach Mindy Nichols said, “Our focus for the week was to foster a love of the game and to establish fundamental skills. Your great players and teams are fundamentally sound. We have to have players who are establishing good habits from the very beginning, and that’s what we strive to do through our summer camp and through our Dribblers’ Program in the fall and winter. The young ladies who participated this week improved so much by focusing on doing things the right way, and they had fun doing it. It was a great week for us; we have some amazing kids in our county.” The Lil’ Cavalier Dribblers fall and winter ball handling program for Crockett County boys and girls in grades K-5 will resume in September. Registration forms for fall and winter are available now at all city and county elementary schools and at Please contact Mindy Nichols at for further information. Registration deadline is August 17, 2012.

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Fincher Votes to Stop the Tax Hike Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump), voted in favor of H.R. 8, the Job Washington, DC Ð Prevention Today, Congressman Stephen Fincher Jump), voted inis now Protection and Recession Act of 2012, which will prevent a tax(R-Frog hike on Americans. The bill favor the of H.R. 8, thewhere, Job Protection Recession Prevention Act ofbe 2012, which before U.S. Senate if no action isand taken, every taxpayer in America will hit with a tax will increase on prevent a tax hike on Americans. The bill is now before the U.S. Senate where, if no January 1, 2013 when the current tax in rates are set towill expire. action is taken, every taxpayer America be hit with a tax increase on January 1, 2013 when the current tax rates are set to expire.

Congressman Fincher remarked, “Now is not the time to raise taxes on anyone. Americans are struggling and Congressman Fincher Ò Now is not the to by raise taxes onItanyone. cannot afford to send more remarked, of their hard-earned money to betime wasted Washington. has become painfully Americans are struggling and cannot afford to send more of their hard-earned clear that any new tax increases will destroy job creation. Our economy is suffering and the last money thing we to need be wasted by Washington. It has become painfully clear that any new tax increases will is a tax increase.” destroy job creation. Our economy is suffering and the last thing we need is a tax increase.Ó

Fincher continued, “I hope the Senate will understand the importance of this bill and, instead of playing politi Fincher I hope the Senate will understand the importance of this bill and, cal games,continued, send this billÒ to the president.” instead of playing political games, send this bill to the president.Ó

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Support Our Local Imagination Library Program! In 1996, famous singer and actress Dolly Parton began a program in her hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee called Imagination Library. Its purpose would be to provide preschool-aged children with a free book each month, from birth to the age of five. Since then over forty million books have been donated to children through Imagination Library, which now has programs in 1,700 communities across Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Parton hoped through her initial efforts that providing books for young children would instill an early love of reading, and her efforts have paid off: research indicates that the Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. In a recent show of support for this program, Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam visited Madison and Crockett counties to promote the counties’ Imagination Library affiliate offices this past May. “Early literacy is the foundation for academic success, and the Imagination Library is one of the best ways to get books in the hands of kids,” she said. “If children in Tennessee enter school with the reading skills they need for success, they are much more likely to have brighter academic futures and greater opportunities in life.” The program had been able to expand to the entire state with the creation of the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation in 2004. A partnership with this foundation allows the cost of books to be split evenly between a non-profit sponsoring organization in every Tennessee county and a state budgetary allocation administered by the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation. Since that partnership, the statewide program has helped deliver more than thirteen million books to Tennessee children. All parents in Crockett County whose children qualify for this program should take advantage of the benefits of Imagination Library. Early elementary teachers are pushing young children to be registered in this program because they have seen first-hand how early exposure to reading can positively affect the literacy of a child. Brochures for the Imagination Library program can be found at various locations in the county, including medical clinics, Crockett Memorial Library, and elementary schools. You can also talk to Alpha Worrell, Charlene Avery, and other local affiliate members for more information on this valuable program, including ways to support it. Finally, you can register your child online at On August 18, the Crockett County affiliate office will be having its biannual Imagination Library International Dinner at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Alamo. Tickets will cost thirty dollars; the thirty dollars from each ticket sale will pay for a year’s worth of books for one child. This year’s theme will be “A Taste of France,” and guests can look forward to a decadent six course meal prepared by the volunteers, which will include numerous petite portions of Frenchinspired favorites. “No one will be leaving hungry,” jokes affiliate member Susie Lavenue. Along with the meal, guests will receive a cookbook. One hundred seats are available for this elegant dinner, and Lavenue recommends that those interested purchase their tickets as soon as they can, because tickets are known to sell fast. To purchase a ticket, please call Amy Hutchison at 824-3514 (tickets will be available the beginning of this month). By: Kim Stolarick


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2012 Crockett County High School Vollyball

CCHS Touchdown Club is sponsoring a NFL Punt, Pass, & Kick competition Saturday August 18th, 2012. Registration will start at 8am. The competition will start at 9am. The competition will be open to all boys & girls ages 6 thru 15. Participants must have an official copy of their birth certificate. Participants age group will be determined by what their age is on December 31st, 2012. Cleats & kicking shoes are not allowed. Regular gym shoes must be worn. This event is free.



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New First Baptist Church Track and Field Meet

The New First Baptist Church would like to thank everyone for coming out to “The Track and Field Meet” for the Babies, youth, teenager, and Adults. This event was fun for the whole community. The games were Baby crawl, 25 yard dash, basketball, plank walk, water balloon, baseball throw, king of the hill and much more. There were trophies & ribbons for the children, prizes and free food for everyone. This event was chaired by Clifford Fowlkes. This event was funded by The New Baptist Church. This event wasn’t only for the children. The adults got involved in the sack and egg race. They hasten into some good old Bar-be-cue chicken, hamburger, hotdog and the trimming now that was some good old eating. We hope more will come out next year and help us sack up some fun. Thank You! Brother Clifford Fowlkes.

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CCHS HOSA Receives National Awards

Sheila Carlton, TN Dept of Education Career and Technical Education and HOSA Inc Representative, Stormy Ramey, Cindi Thompson, CCHS HOSA Advisor Dallas Taylor, Stormy Ramey, Damien Broadnax, Harlee Henderson, Deisy Meza, Nayia Jordon

On June 20th - 23rd, six Crockett Co. High School students, their chaperons, and advisor Cindi Thompson attended the 35th HOSA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Flordia. CCHS was well represented in the competitions with one student finishing top ten in the nation. These students were competing against other students from all over the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico including students from public, private, and magnet schools. In the individual category of Personal Care, Stormy Ramey finished 4th in the nation. This was Stormy’s third national top ten finish. Other students that competed were the Forensic Medicine team which included students Harlee Henderson and Nayia Jordon. Crockett Co. HOSA also received Outstanding HOSA Chapter which recognizes the top 5% outstanding HOSA chapters in the nation. This award was accepted by Deisy Meza. Damien Broadnax attended as a voting delegate. Dallas Taylor participated in the Courtesy Corps. HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America. It is a “student led organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance Cindi Thompson the delivery of quality health care to all people.” There are HOSA teacher at over 135,000 student members and over 2 million alumni CCHS received members nationwide. The TN-HOSA organization has almost 12,000 members. For more information visit www. teacher of the year in community service for The HOSA students and parents would like to thank the State level and will HOSA advisers Ms. Kathy Golliver and Ms. Cindy Thompnow advance to son for helping our students have a successful year.

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Back to School Bash

The Crockett County Community Advisory Board (CAB) sponsored the Back to School Bash on Friday, July 20 at the Family Resource Center. Over 640 parents and students gathered to take part in the event and receive free school supplies donated by local churches, businesses and organizations. The event was a huge success providing drawstring backpacks and school supplies to over 400 students in Crockett County. The C.A.B. would like to thank the following for helping make the event a success: all local churches who donated supplies and funds, Crockett Co. Schools and Bells Elementary Coordinated School Health, UT Extension, Crockett Juvenile Services, Alamo and Bells Fire Departments, Crockett Emergency Services, Health Department, Tennessee Technology Center PCT Instructor Beth Choat and students, 4-H Student Volunteers, United Health Care, West TN Legal, WRAP, Headstart, Mr. Walter Yearwood, Adult Education, Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN, TennDent, Bells Police Dept., Crockett Co. Sheriff’s Dept., Carl Perkins Center, TN Voices for Children, TN Tobacco Advocacy, Health Connect Life Insurance, AGLA Life Insurance, Northwest/SHIP, Dept. of Children’s Services, Imagination Library, TenderCare and the TN Safari Park.

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USGF World Series championship

Team Elite 16U outscored their opponents 46-8 July 17-22 to capture the USGF World Series championship at Jackson Sportsplex. Team members include, standing, Iva Estrada, Shelby Bolding, Hailey Coleman, Emily Williams, and Kelly Rogers (Crockett). Kneeling are Alex Wilson, Kristin Davis, Becky Judy, Kari Kennel, Shelby Guthrie, and Laralee Williams. Coaches are Tracy Davis, Dwayne Judy, Mike Guthrie, and Johnny McIntyre. Not pictured is team member Kelly Ernest. Individual awards were given to Kristin Davis - Series Offensive Player, Kelly Rogers - Series Outstanding Pitcher, and Iva Estrada - Series MVP.

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29th Annual Membership Banquet

The Crockett County Chamber of Commerce held its 29th Annual Membership Banquet on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the Crockett County High School. Attendees enjoyed an evening of dining, networking, and celebration. The event was catered by West TN Smokers of Bells, Kyle East served as emcee, and entertainment was provided by “The Nail Sisters.” Awards were presented in the following categories: Business of the Year, Educator of the Year, Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, and Ambassador of the Year. Tate’s Food Rite, Maury City, was named the Business of the Year for their commitment to the community and their willingness to enhance the quality of life for those who live and work in Crockett County. Tate’s Food Rite was established in 2010. During the economic downturn, the business has managed to keep its customers, providing them with a welcoming atmosphere to shop with its caring workers and competitive with pricing. Tate’s is a supporter of numerous Crockett County School projects (football, softball, basketball, and project graduation), and supports Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, The Dream Center, UT Memorial Scholarship Fund, and TN Baptist Children’s Home. Steven Tate, owner, thanked his family, employees, and customers for allowing him to live the dream when he received the award. Erin Lee was awarded Educator of the Year. Lee is a 9th grade teacher at Crockett County High School. She attended University of Mississippi and University of Tennessee at Martin. She is respected because of her creative teaching abilities and commitment to education. She is an extraordinary motivator in the classroom and is much diversified in her teaching skills. Man of the Year was awarded to Mayor Gary Reasons, County Executive of Crockett County. Mayor Reasons has lived in Crockett County his entire life. He attended University of Tennessee at Martin. Reasons has lived, worked, and educated his children in Crockett County. He has served on many boards of directors such as: Northwest Tennessee Development District and West Tennessee River Basin Authority. For 26 years, he served as the County Property Assessor, serving on the State Board of Equalization and in many different leadership positions for local and state boards of assessing officials. Mayor Reasons said that receiving the award comes second to second to serving the county as mayor. Carol Haynes Barazza is the 2012 Woman of the Year. Carol is the founder of the “Friend2Friend” mentoring program. Friend2Friend’s mission is to provide the structure that caring adults need to build meaningful, lasting relationships with children who need positive influences in their lives. She was grateful to receive the award as an opportunity to speak about Friend2Friend mentoring. She has served the county for over twenty years as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a lifelong member of Alamo First Christian Church. Carol co-hosts “Sisters of Grace” on 97.7 the Dove radio station every Tuesday morning, and volunteers with Relay for Life in Crockett County. This year’s Ambassador of the Year was awarded to Charlotte Haley of Friendship. Charlotte is the chair of the Crockett County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. Charlotte volunteers with NOAH (Neighbors Offering Assistance and Hope), Friendship Fall Festival, and Friendship Christmas Parade. She is a member of the Friendship Merchant’s Association. Charlotte thanked her fellow ambassadors for honoring her with the award and their support.


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Celebrating the 25th West tennessee Cotton Festival

Anniversary T-Shirts available at all events August 4, 2012 10:00 AM Beauty Pageants • 0-12 Months - Infant Miss Cotton • 13-23 Months - Toddler Miss Cotton • 0-2 years - Toddler Mr. Cotton • 2-3 Years - Tiny Miss Cotton • 4-5 Years - Petite Miss Cotton • 6-9 Years - Little Miss Cotton • 10-12 Years - Junior Miss Cotton 2:00 PM Beauty Pageants • 13-15 Years - JR Miss WTN Maid of Cotton • 16-19 Years - Miss WTN Maid of Cotton Admission $5.00 at door for AM & PM Shows Free admission at door for Contestants Concessions available For info contact: Teresa Taylor 731-656-2117 Gwelda Porter 731-696-2265 August 11, 2012 7:00 PM Admission: $10.00 All Children 5 and under: Free Ken-Ten Tractor and Truck Pull • 7,000 Super Stock Tractors • 9,300 Super Farm Tractors • Hot Farm Tractors • Local Farm Stock Tractors • Open 4 X 4 Wheel Drive Truck • Open 2 Wheel Drive Truck • Pro-Stock Diesel Truck No Coolers No Alcoholic Beverages Limited Seating Available Bring your family and lawn chairs For Great fun in Crockett County!

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Inventions for Animals

In 1998, a U.S. patent was issued for a horse diaper. The inventor designed a device to attach to the body of a horse to support and secure a giant diaper. A year later, the “Gerbil Shirt” was invented. This is plastic tubing worn as a shirt/vest by the gerbil’s owner, as a pathway for the animal to explore and even go outside in. Finally, the “Snake Walker” received a U.S. patent in 2002 for a leash that attaches to the neck of a snake, so the owner can take it for a walk without it slithering away.

Useless Inventions

In 2008, The Times--a national British newspaper--announced its “Top 10 Useless Inventions.” The Times listed the plow-and-gun device as its top useless invention. The design consisted of a plow with an attachment to hold a gun. Others mentioned included a glass encasement to preserve the dead, a glove designed to enable people to hold hands in the cold, and a fork with an alarm that times breaks between forkfuls of food. At the bottom of the list was a pair of pants with a cushion attached to the bottom.

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The Problem of Bullying


Parents have to ask themselves a lot of worrisome questions: Is my child eating well enough? Is my child doing well in school? Is my child happy? This never-ending list of questions begins before the child is even born, and lasts the rest of a parent’s life. Indeed, parents have a lot to worry about, and the media doesn’t help. A mother may open a magazine to find a headline that reads, “Are Your Daughter’s Clothes Sending the WRONG Message?” and then spend the rest of the day contemplating her daughter’s wardrobe (and trying to figure out what the “right” message is). Parents may be watching the news, when the news anchor asks, “Is Your Child Getting High on NyQuil? More on that story, after the weather!” Recently the topic of bullying has been brought up more and more. Now parents have new fears, asking themselves, “Is my child being bullied?” or even, “Is my child a bully?” School bullies used to come in only one variety: oafish male with a liking for throwing punches, and a desire for taking lunch money. Over the years the characteristics of a bully have broadened. You don’t have to be male, physically intimidating, or even talk with your fists to be a bully. Federal government website states that there are two types of kids who are more likely to bully others: “some are well-connected to their peers, have social power, are overly concerned about their popularity, and like to dominate or be in charge of others. Others are more isolated from their peers and may be depressed or anxious, have low self-esteem, be less involved in school, be easily pressured by peers, or not identify with the emotions or feelings of others.” The site adds: “Remember, those who bully others do not need to be stronger or bigger than those they bully. The power imbalance can come from a number of sources—popularity, strength, cognitive ability—and children who bully may have more than one of these characteristics.” Bullying can also take place in the comforts of a child’s home. Cyberbullying, which is “when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones” (definition provided by Cyberbullying has become so prevalent that states are taking legislative action. Bullying causes physical and emotional scars, and can have long term effects. states that those who are bullied are “most likely to experience depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy; health complaints; and decreased academic achievement—GPA and standardized test scores—and school participation. They are more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school.” In extreme cases, children who are bullied are at risk for suicide, but the website notes that “bullying alone is not the cause. Many issues contribute to suicide risk, including depression, problems at home, and trauma history.” How do we put an end to bullying? There have been different answers given throughout the years. Some parents have advised their children to fight back, and some say to ignore the bully. Either of these “solutions” usually makes the problem worse. The first step to bullying prevention is to talk about it. This preemptive measure helps kids understand what is and isn’t acceptable. If an adult witnesses bullying, or is approached by a child who says he/she is being bullied, provides a three step plan: Stop it on the spot (intervene, make sure everyone involved is physically okay), get the facts (find out what happened and determine if actions were in fact bullying), and support kids involved (support the bullied, and address the bullying behavior). On a general note, children need to be taught that it is not okay to be cruel to others. Some children pick up on this lesson earlier than others. Some children never learn, and grow up to be cruel adults. It may be easy to ignore bullying behavior, maybe while uttering the phrase “kids will be kids.” Is that really how we want kids to be defined? There’s always an emphasis on children learning to respect their elders (which can be a challenging feat nowadays), but we need to emphasize to kids that they need to respect everybody. For more information on bullying, and bullying prevention, you can visit,, and the National Crime Prevention Council’s site at By: Kim Stolarick


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The 14th Buck Creek St. Jude Trail Ride

Supporting children and families, involving the community, and entertainment the entire weekend all result in raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is what Buck Creek St. Jude Trail Ride is all about. The 14th Buck Creek St. Jude Trail Ride is scheduled for September 28-30, 2012. All together for the past 13 years, this event has sent $269,037.00 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the help of only 68 riders in 1999, to 657 riders in 2011, and thousands of participants over the years. To this date, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has 18 active patients and a total of 46 children from Crockett County alone. On a daily basis, they have over 21,000 children being treated. This is why it is so very important to make sure the Buck Creek St. Jude Trail Ride becomes the best it can be. This year’s entertainment at Weaver Farms, 92 Weaver Road, Alamo, TN will be Sunny Sweeney on Friday night, “For Women Only Rodeo”, and DJ music by Daryl Holder. Saturday night, the entertainer is Doug Bartholomew Band with sparkler celebration for the funds raised. There will be many more activities with lots of new ones happening all weekend, so check the website: www.buckcreektrailride. com and/or facebook: Buck Creek Trail Ride and “Crockett Times” for updates, details, information, contacts, contests for entry, and comments. This event welcomes weekend camping, horses, people with horses, all children, and everyone that doesn’t have a horse. We have something for everyone all weekend. There could never be enough thanks given for all the volunteers for all the time and work that is put into this event! Even the smallest of help is greatly appreciated! If anyone has any volunteer time or need more information on how to donate, please contact: Kathy Moore 731-617-1225 or Sheri Knox 731-345-0543. The entire week of September 23 through September 30, 2012 has been proclaimed as “Buck Creek St. Jude Trail Ride Week”. Please help this event be the greatest in Crockett County again this year!

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South Walton Ten-Year-Old Saves Boy From Drowning

By Addie Hampton: His father praises a popular South Walton summer camp for teaching him these life saving skills. 10-year-old Trip Martin is a pretty awesome swimmer, and that comes in handy when you’re a Junior Lifeguard in the South Walton Fire District Program. Wednesday, his life saving skills kicked into high gear and, though he’s a “junior lifeguard,” many are calling him a “full size” hero! Two days shy of his 11th birthday, Trip was prepared for a day at beach, but a tough rip current would prove problematic for a family swimming in the Gulf. “I heard this mom and she was swimming out there and she was like, “my sons are in trouble, my sons are in trouble,” and I knew that I had a board so I paddled over there,” said Trip. Trip said he used his lifeguard training to get one son on the surf board and the other to a nearby raft. He was met back on shore with tears of gratitude from a terrified mom. “They just said thank you and was fun,” Trip said, sheepishly. Fun, but fortunate, said dad, Drake Martin. He praised his son’s training in the SWFD Junior Lifeguard Program. “It is the best thing going at the beach,” said Martin. Learning the news his son is called a hero? “Oh Gosh, it’s the neatest thing that you could ever hear. The one thing that you hope beyond hope is that your children will react well in an emergency situation and I’m just as proud as I could be of him,” gushed Martin. He’s also proud of Trip’s surfing pal and paddle board business owner, Justin Nichols, who also jumped in to help other distressed swimmers, Wednesday. But, Nichols is staying pretty humble. “Most of the people here you see everyday and it’s just what you’re supposed to do,” said Nichols. Humbleness must be a common trait among heroes. News 13 asked Trip if he considered himself a hero. “Um, I wouldn’t really consider it because I’ve only done it once, so...I don’t know,” answered Trip. He’s just happy he knew how to save a life when the time was right. “I never really thought I’d have to do it but it just happened today, so I feel great,” said Trip. News 13 was told trip’s fearlessness inspired Justin to enroll his own son in the SWFD Junior Lifeguard.

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Lily Marie Lowe, 12 years old, enjoys reading the Crockett Rocket every month! *Nick McGullion catches up on some home town news while he is serving his country in Afghanistan with his fellow Marines. Nick is the son of Lyn (Dickie) Ward.*

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Calendar of Events 25th West Tennessee Cotton Festival Ken-Ten Tractor and Truck Pull August 11, 7:00 p.m. Admission $10.00 Family Fun Day Business Expo, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Dog Show, and Gospel Singing August 18, 9:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 731-656-2117 731-677-4170 Salad Luncheon All you can eat salad bar with dessert and drink for $7.00. Eat in or take out. Event is to raise funds for a fitness room addition. August, 15, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm Crockett County Senior Citizen Center 731-696-5120 Circles of Hope Exchange Club Carl Perkins for the Prevention of Child Abuse This event will be featured on WBBJ Channel 7. August, 12, 2012, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm 731-696-2452 Imagination Library International Dinner August 18, 6:00 p.m. First Baptist Church, Alamo, TN 731-696-5513 Milan DAWG DAZE Street Festival Antique Auto Show - Click here for Registration form Art Show - Click here for Registration form August 25, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00p.m. Downtown Milan, Front & Main Streets 731-686-7494 or 9/11 Memorial Event September 11, 2012, 11:00 am Court Square Lawn - Alamo, TN 3800 - 731-696-5120

14th Annual Buck Creek St. Jude Trail Ride Friday Night: Sunny Sweeney Saturday Night: Doug Bartholomew Band September 28-30, 2012 Weaver Farms 92 Weaver Rd., Alamo, TN 731-617-1225 731-345-0543 9th Annual Harvest Highway More than 30 miles of “Harvest Highway� Shop at yard sales all along the way! October 5th and 6th Hwy 79 to Hwy 88 to Hwy 54 and Hwy 188 731-696-5120 Crockober Fest Live Music on the Square & Bar-B-Q Contest October 27, 7:00 p.m. Crockett County Court Square 731-696-5120 Registration Forms for contest will be released at a later date.

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I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in last weeks election for Assessor of Property. I also want to thank you for the kindness that you showed to me and my family during the campaign. I am humbled by your support and the trust that you placed in me. I will work hard over the next 4 years to earn that trust. Sincerely, Walter Yearwood Paid for by Walter Yearwood not the campaign

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