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In Loving Memory of Robert Gallatin Mclean

Rocket Team

P.O. Box 425 Alamo, TN 38001 731-414-4924

Michael Harrison

Publisher/Editor rocketmail.harrison@gmail.com

Amy Harrison Assoc. Publisher

Nancy Harper Writer

The McLean family would like to take this opportunity to thank our community for the many acts of kindness you have shown in the loss of our father. We will always be grateful for the cards, texts, emails, visits, food, phone calls, gifts and memorials to a great Crockett Countian. Perhaps you remember seeing him at a Veteran’s or Memorial Day program or presiding as church superintendent. Maybe you served as an alderman, county employee or school board member with him. He never missed a parade, sporting event, pageant, dance recital, scout program, D.I. skit or Youth Sunday. Yes, he was a hero in our town. He was also a hero in our family. Growing up we remember how he closed his office on the square to let us have rummage sales. He polished our Sunday shoes each week. He built floats and snowmen and treehouses and let us turn his tool shed into a theatre. He taught us to ride a bike, swim, drive a car, dribble a basketball and hit a golf ball. He was the kind of father who took the family to special events, from Elvis Presley concerts to Lawrence Welk. His whistle would call us home for supper or perk up our ears on the court square. He was there whether we had detached retina surgery, a car accident, broken limbs, bunking parties, sorority All-Sing rehearsals or cheerleader practice. Daddy was the “garbage man” on Christmas Day. He made sure that we got to be on the Cousin Tuny Show, the Ted Mack Show, visit Disney World and sing at the Mid-South Fair. A generous man, Daddy made it possible for his children and grandchildren to serve on African, Romanian and Nicaraguan mission trips. He moved us to dorm rooms, apartments, classrooms and houses. Daddy was a devoted son-in-law to my mother’s family. Daddy never let us miss an Election Day. He paid for lessons in voice, dance, guitar, organ, piano and art. We got free lessons from him on how to two step, jitterbug & twist. We’re grateful for the Destin vacations and the Alaskan cruise. His blessings on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas were so touching and always included compliments to our mother for the beautiful table and delicious food. I wanted to marry my Daddy! The best gift he ever gave his children and grandchildren was the adoration he showed to our Mama. How in the world he shared a bathroom with three women is beyond me. He was never particular about what he ate. Whatever Mama cooked - he loved it! Who will remind us to change the car oil, roll down the garbage cans, get our taxes done? Anti-freeze, vents, wall heaters, tree limbs, lawn maintenance, storm windows - they were his yearly reminders. The list could go on and on. A close friend said last week, “Your Daddy was so into everything!” Thank you Daddy for never failing to be our hero! Thank you Alamo and Crockett County for helping us to give our Daddy a great send-off to his eternal home in heaven. He’s no doubt enjoying his reunion with his Mama, his Daddy and his brothers, Trevor, Vance and Watson. We will look forward to seeing them one day when we all get to heaven! Deborah and Family

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Jason Crabb Challenges Crockett to Encourage Our Children through Friend2Friend “There is no greater gift we can give our children than our time,” explained Jason Crabb at his recent concert on February 22nd. The 17 time Dove award winner spoke to a full house at Alamo First Baptist Church.  He encouraged Crockett Countians to realize the need to provide good soil for our children so that they produce good fruit. “Olivia’s story touched so many hearts,” noted Jay Hutchens, F2FMboard member.  She opened the concert by explaining how her mentor at Friend2Friend helped her realize her dream to attend the University of Memphis and major in nursing.  And that’s where she is today! F2FM agrees with Judge Paul Conley, III when he remarked at intermission that all of our children need to know they are important, loved and supported, and that we will give them the tools needed to succeed.  He also believes that it would be a great day in Crockett County when there is no need for Juvenile Court.  Carol Barraza, F2FM Director,  wants everyone to know how much time and money could be saved if teen problems could be prevented rather treated. Friend2Friend Mentoring would like to thank Jason Crabb and his entire band for an incredible concert.  Numerous standing ovations and cheers gave evidence to the appreciation of his amazing vocal talent.  “And he just sings about his love for Jesus,’ stated Sherry Kail, another F2FM baord member. Jason Crabb’s  “Celebration CD Release” will be simulcast live at Alamo First Christian Church March 6 at 6:00pm.  He and his band will bring some of the CD’s new songs while producers and songwriter’s will tell about how the project took shape.  It is free to the public. “Jason was the perfect person to bring our message to the people of Crockett, and we were thrilled with the sold out concert. We are always seeking caring adults who want to see children succeed,”  said Barraza.  Please call 696-F2FM(3236) for information.

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Crafters invited to participate in 3rd annual Exit 56 Blues Fest Calling all arts and crafts vendors. The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is seeking do-it-yourselfers and traditional and non-traditional crafters who create high quality, one-of-kind items to take part in the Exit 56 Blues Fest Arts and Crafts Show May 25, in Brownsville, Tenn. The show will run from noon to 6 p.m., and is limited to the first 40 applicants. Application deadline is May 1. The location, just off of Interstate 40 at Exit 56, offers crafters a unique opportunity to showcase their talents and wares to visitors traveling through West Tennessee, as well as residents of the region. This is a non-juried event, but special care will be taken to ensure that a good selection is available without an over abundance of any one particular items. “The Blues Fest is planned for Memorial Day weekend, which is the first big travel weekend of the year,” says center director Sonia Outlaw-Clark. The event attracted more than 800 attendees last year. In addition to the Arts and Crafts show, live Blues music will be performed from the porch of the Sleepy John Estes home from noon-10 p.m. A car cruisein, special exhibits inside the Center and lots of festival foods are also planned Festival goers at the Exit 56 Blues Fest in Browns- for the event. ville enjoy a wide variety of items offered by local Crafters may download an application by visiting the Center’s website at and regional craftspeople. www.WestTNHeritage.com and click on the Exit 56 logo. For more information or questions, email info@westtnheritage.com, or call the Center at 731779-9000.

About the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center

The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is a Tourist Information Center and three regional museums that highlight West Tennessee Cotton, West Tennessee Music and the Hatchie River. Also on the grounds of the Center is the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes and the childhood home of Tina Turner. The Center is located at 121 Sunny Hill Cove in Brownsville, Tenn., right off of Interstate 40 at Exit 56. www.westtnheritage.com


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LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis has a baker

This will be Sharon King’s 20th year to hold a fundraiser for LeBonheur here in the county. Annually before Easter, you can count on Sharon selling sweets galore in front of the Alamo Dollar General. Sharon King (was Sharon Lovell) received Sharon said that her brother, Tommy Climer who is a manager and a plaque from LeBonheur thanking her for fundraiser coordinator at Walmart in Jackson, called her two decades all her hard work and making the difference ago and said that she needed to become part of his team to raise money for LeBonheur. in the life of a child. “So many of Crockett County’s children have had surgery at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, and I personally want to help the children by having this bake sale every year,” said Sharon. On Saturday, March 30, Sharon and other volunteers will sell items in front of Dollar General in Alamo from 7 a.m. till they are all sold out. Items will include: treat bags, Easter baskets and buckets, homemade from scratch cakes, pies, cookies, marshmallow treats, brownies, chess squares, homemade candy, cupcakes and more. Don’t forget that East comes earlier this year on March 31. Sharon said that she and her brother Tommy have April birthdays, and she always considered the fundraiser a birthday celebration for both of them. Sharon will start cooking on the Thursday before the bake sale making the candy and go from there. Sounds delicious! Mark your calendar for March 30. If you would like to bake sweets, buy sweets from stores and give to her, buy baking ingredients or give a dollar donation, call her at 850-686-6222, and she lives across the street from Sonic. LeBonheur Children’s Hospital fundraiser team, Sharon King and Tommy Climer


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Crockett County Baseball Schedules 2013 Varsity Schedule

2013 JR Varsity Schedule Date

16-Feb 23-Feb 2-Mar 2-Mar 2-Mar 7-Mar 11-Mar 11-Mar 14-Mar 15-Mar 18-Mar 19-Mar 20-Mar 21-Mar 22-Mar 23-Mar 25-Mar 26-Mar 28-Mar 29-Mar 29-Mar 30-Mar 1-Apr 2-Apr 4-Apr 5-Apr 6-Apr 8-Apr 9-Apr 11-Apr 12-Apr 15-Apr 16-Apr 18-Apr 19-Apr 20-Apr 20-Apr 22-Apr 23-Apr 25-Apr 26-Apr 30-Apr 13-May 20-May

Opponnet

Place

Time

Northside

TBA Home Liberty Liberty Liberty Home

Dyer Co. Brighton

Home Home

South Gibson South Gibson

Home South Gibson

Halls

Home

Brighton D Burg Obion Co. Obion Co. JCS Westview Westview Haywood

Brighton D Burg Obion Home JCS Home Westview Home

4:30 4:30 TBA TBA 11:00 TBA 6:00 4:30 4:30 4:30 11:00 4:30 4:30 4:30

Gibson Co. Gibson Co.

Home Gibson Co

4:30 4:30

Milan Milan Bolivar * Bolivar

Milan Home Home Bolivar

7:00 7:00 4:30 4:30

Intrasquad

TBA 12:00 10:45 2:15 4:00 3:30

2 5 inning gms 2 5 inning gms

5:00 5:00

DBL HEADER

Date

16-Feb 23-Feb 2-Mar 2-Mar 2-Mar 7-Mar 11-Mar 11-Mar 14-Mar 15-Mar 15-Mar 16-Mar 16-Mar 20-Mar 21-Mar 22-Mar 23-Mar 25-Mar 26-Mar 27-Mar 28-Mar 29-Mar 30-Mar 2-Apr 4-Apr 5-Apr 6-Apr 8-Apr 9-Apr 11-Apr 12-Apr 15-Apr 16-Apr 18-Apr 19-Apr 19-Apr 20-Apr 20-Apr 22-Apr 23-Apr 25-Apr 26-Apr 30-Apr 13-May 20-May

Underline denotes District Game

Opponnet

Intersquad Briarcrest Liberty Lexington D Burg Northside Central HS Graigmont Briarcrest Liberty Fayette Ware Halls Chester Co. Union City Lone Oak KY Calloway Co., KY Huntingdon South Gibson South Gibson Mckenzie Union City Ballard Memorial Dresden D Burg Obion Co. Obion Co. JCS Westview Westview Haywood Huntingdon Gibson Co. Gibson Co. Halls Kennett Mo. Senath Homersville Mo Gosnell Ark. Ripley Milan Milan Bolivar * Bolivar District Tournament Regional Tournament State tournament

Place

Home Memphis Liberty vistor Liberty vistor Liberty Home Home Bolton Bolton Northside Tomahawk Classic Liberty Tomahawk Classic Liberty Tomahawk Classic Northside Tomahawk Classic Northside Tomahawk Classic Elam LH LADD Memorial Elam LH LADD Memorial Elam LH LADD Memorial Elam LH LADD Memorial Home South Gibson Elam St. Jude Classic Thompson St. Jude Classic Elam St. Jude Classic Thompson St. Jude Classic D Burg Obion Home JCS Home Westview Home Huntingdon Home Gibson Co D Burg Aaron Schuh D Burg Aaron Schuh Halls Aaron Schuh Ripley Aaron Schuh Ripley Aaron Schuh Milan Home Home Bolivar Elam TBA TBA

Time

TBA 12:00 9:30 11:15 2:45 3:30 4:30 6:30 4:00 4:00 6:15 10:00 12:00 TBA TBA TBA TBA 6:30 6:30 7:15 5:30 7:15 1:15 6:30 6:30 6:30 1:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 7:30 3:00 8:00 2:30 7:00 5:00 5:00 6:30 6:30 TBA TBA TBA

* Senior Night Underline denotes District Game

2013 CCHS  Softball  Schedule  

CCHS Softball Schedule

Day

Date

Time

Location

Visitor

Home

Result (Record)

Sat

Mar 2/13

TBA

Ripley

Preseason

Tournament

-

Sat

Mar 9/13

TBA

Adamsville

Preseason

Tournament

-

Mon Mar 11/13 5:00pm

V/JV

CCHS

JCS

-

Tue Mar 12/13 5:00pm

V/JV

Halls

CCHS

-

V/JV

South Gibson

CCHS

-

Mar 15/13

TBA

Varsity

Sportsplex

Tournament

-

Sat Mar 16/13

TBA

Varsity

Sportsplex

Tournament

-

Mon Mar 18/13 5:30pm

V/JV

CCHS

Ripley

-

Tue Mar 19/13 5:30pm

V/JV

CCHS

Martin

-

Thu Mar 21/13 5:00pm

V/JV

Haywood

CCHS

-

Mon Mar 25/13 5:00pm

V/JV

CCHS

Halls

-

Thu Mar 14/13 5:00pm Fri

Tue Mar 26/13 5:00pm

JV/V

CCHS

Dyersburg

-

Thu Mar 28/13 5:00pm

V/JV

Milan

CCHS

-

Tue

Apr 2/13 5:30pm

V/JV

CCHS

Gibson Co.

-

Thu

Apr 4/13 5:30pm

V/JV

CCHS

Milan

-

Fri

Apr 5/13

TBA

Milan

Milan

Tournament

-

Sat

Apr 6/13

TBA

Milan

Milan`

Tournament

-

Mon

Apr 8/13 5:30pm

V/JV

Ripley

CCHS

-

Tue

Apr 9/13 5:30pm

V/JV

Martin

CCHS

-

Thu Apr 11/13 5:00pm

V/JV

Dyersburg

CCHS

-

Mon Apr 15/13 5:00pm

V/JV

CCHS

Haywood

-

Thu Apr 18/13 5:30pm

V/JV

Gibson Co.

CCHS

-

Mon Apr 22/13 5:00pm

V/JV

JCS

CCHS

-

Thu Apr 25/13 5:30pm

V/JV

CCHS

South Gibson

-

Apr 26/13

TBA

Martin

Westview

Tournament

-

Sat Apr 27/13

TBA

Martin

Westview

Tournament

-

Thu May 2/13

TBA

Dyersburg

District

Tournament

-

Fri

2013 CROCKETT COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCCER SCHEDULE

Date Day

03-05 03-09 03-11 03-14 03-21 03-22 04-02 04-04 04-09 04-11 04-16 04-18 04-23 04-27 04-30 05-02 05-04

Team

Where

Time Game Result

Tues Scrimmage Maury City 3:00 Sat Jamboree Dyersburg TBA Mon Covington Covington 5:30 Thur Brighton Maury City 5:00 Thur Augustine Augustine 4:30 Fri JCS JCS 5:00 Tues Dyersburg Dyersburg 5:00 Thur TCA TCA Tues Haywood Maury City 4:00/4:30 Thur USJ Maury City 5:00 Tues Medina Maury City 4:00/4:30 Thur Humboldt Maury City 5:00 Tues Trenton Trenton 5:00 TBA Sat Tourney TBA TBA Tues Tourney TBA TBA Thur Tourney TBA TBA Sat Tourney TBA

Scrimmage Maroon/White Jamboree Single Single Single Single

Double Header Single Double Header Single Double Header Single Single Tourney Tourney Tourney Tourney


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Crockett County Elementary Schools Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Menu March 2013

USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Monday

Tuesday

Breakfast is served FREE to all students.

Crockett County School Nutrition Program is a “Team Nutrition” Member. Milk & Juice offered daily at breakfast.

Lunch Prices Reduced Price Daily: $0.40 Weekly Reduced: $2.00 Monthly: $8.00 Elementary Daily: $2.25 Weekly: $11.25 Monthly: $45.00 CCMS/CCHS Daily: $2.50 Weekly: $12.50 Monthly: $50.00 Employees: $3.00 Visitors: $3.50

Crockett County Middle School Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday 1 Strawberry Mini Pancakes 4 oz. 100% Fruit Juice Mini Burgers Or Turkey Sandwich Tomato & Lettuce Pinto Beans Banana

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 woodsk@ccschools.net

www.ccschools.net 5 Breakfast Pizza ½ C Apple Sauce

6 Mini French Toast 4 oz. 100% Fruit Juice

7 Bacon & Biscuit ½ C Fruit Side Kick

Chicken Nuggets Or Bologna & Cheese Wrap Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Roll Orange Slices

Cheeseburger Or Ham Sandwich Lettuce & Tomato French Fries Banana

Mini Corn Dogs Or Turkey Sandwich Spring Salad Mix Steamed Carrots Peaches

Nachos w/Ground Beef & Chips Or Cheese Toast Pinto Beans Vegetable Medley Mandarin Oranges

Pepperoni Pizza Or Corn Dog Whole Kernal Corn Broccoli w/Ranch Dip Apple Slices

1 Large Banana 1% Chocolate Milk 8 oz. 11 Pizza Sticks 4 oz. 100% Fruit Juice

.75 oz. Carnival Crunch 1% White Milk 8 oz. 12 Sausage & Biscuit 4 oz. 100% Fruit Juice

Keebler Elf Graham Crkrs 1 oz. 1% Chocolate Milk 8 oz. 13 Mini Cinis ½ C. Apple Sauce

.875 oz. Baked Chips 1% Chocolate Milk 8 oz. 14 Sausage Pancake on a Stick 4 oz. 100% Fruit Juice

Cheerios 2 oz. (Dry) 1% White Milk 8 oz. 15 Cinnamon Bread ½ C. Fruit Side Kick

Boneless Chicken Wings Or Bologna Sandwich Macaroni & Cheese Steamed Carrots Orange Slices Roll

Hamburger on Bun Or Ham & Cheese Wrap Lettuce & Tomato French Fries Fruit Side Kick

Spaghetti w/ W G Breadstick Or Turkey Sandwich Green Beans Slaw Pineapple Chunks

Grilled Chicken Sandwich Or Corn Dog Broccoli w/Ranch Dip Black Eyed Peas Mandarin Oranges

Chili w/Cheese Toast Or Bologna Sandwich ½ Baked Potato Pinto Beans Apple Slices

Sun Morning Mix Up 5 oz. 1% White Milk 8 oz. 18 Breakfast Pizza 4 oz. 100% Fruit Juice

1 Large Banana 1% Chocolate Milk 8 oz. 19 Mini Sausage on W G Bun 4 oz. 100% Fruit Juice

1 oz. Animal Crackers 1% Chocolate Milk 8 oz. 20 Bacon & Biscuit ½ C Apple Sauce

.75 oz. Carnival Crunch 1% White Milk 8 oz 21 Fruit Pop Tart 4 oz. Fruit Side Kick

Cheerios 2 oz. (Dry) 1% White Milk 8 oz. 22 Sausage & Biscuit 4 oz. 100% Fruit Juice

Ravioli or Turkey Sandwich Whole Kernal Corn Mixed Side Salad Rolls Peaches

Mini Burgers Or Ham, Pickle, Cheese Wrap Spring Mix Salad Macaroni & Cheese Sweet Potato Fries

Breakfast for Lunch Scrambled Eggs & Bacon, Or Sliced Ham Hash Brown Casserole Tomato Biscuit Apple Sauce

Roasted Chicken Or Corn Dog Black Eyed Peas Steamed Carrots Mandarin Oranges

Pepperoni Pizza Or Ham Sandwich Broccoli w/Ranch Dip French Fries

.75 Carnival Crunch 1% White Milk 8 oz. 25 Spring Break

1 Large Banana 1% Chocolate Milk 8 oz. 26 Spring Break

Keebler Elf Graham Crkrs 1 oz. 1% White Milk 8 oz. 27 Spring Break

.875 Baked Chips 1% Chocolate Milk 8 oz. 28 Spring Break

Cheerios 2 oz. (Dry) 1% White Milk 8 oz. 29 Spring Break

USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Monday

Tuesday

Breakfast is served FREE to all students.

Crockett County School Nutrition Program is a “Team Nutrition” Member. Milk & Juice offered daily at breakfast.

Lunch Prices Reduced Price Daily: $0.40 Weekly Reduced: $2.00 Monthly: $8.00 Elementary Daily: $2.25 Weekly: $11.25 Monthly: $45.00

1 oz. Animal Crackers 1% Chocolate Milk 8 oz. 8 Fruit Pop Tart 4 oz. 100% Fruit Juice

4 Sausage & Biscuit 4 oz. 100% Fruit Juice

March 2013

CCMS/CCHS Daily: $2.50 Weekly: $12.50 Monthly: $50.00 Employees: $3.00 Visitors: $3.50

4 Breakfast Bagel

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday 1 Donut Stuffed Crust Pizza Or Deli Turkey Sandwich Tossed Salad Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle Carrot Sticks w/Ranch

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 woodsk@ccschools.net

www.ccschools.net 5 Pizza Stick

6 Honey Bun

7 Sausage & Biscuit

8 Mini Pancakes

Chicken Nuggets Or Hot Dog on Bun Mashed Potatoes Black Eyed Peas Roll

Beef-N-Bean Burrito or Hamburger on Bun Tossed Green Salad Potato Salad Cup

Spicy Chicken on Bun Or Corn Dog Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle Baked Beans Baked Chips

Chicken Alfredo Twist Or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich Tossed Green Salad Green Beans

Square Pizza Or Bar B Q Rib Sandwich Tossed Salad Fries

11 Cinni Minis

12 Pizza Stick

13 Hot Pocket

14 Ham & Biscuit

15 Donut

Chicken Strips Or Crispitos Scalloped Potatoes Purple Hull Peas Salad Roll

Dixie Crunch Fish Or Breaded Chicken on Bun Great Northern Beans Cole Slaw Fries Whole Grain Hush Puppies

Cheeseburger Or Fajita Chicken Wrap Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle Whole Kernal Corn Carrot Sticks

Taco Salad Chips, Meat, Cheese Or Corn Dog Lettuce & Tomato Refried Beans Rice

Stuffed Crust Pizza Or Deli Turkey Sandwich Green Salad w/Tomato Broccoli Salad Cup

18 Chicken & Biscuit

19 Pizza Stick

20 Pancake on a Stick

21 Honey Bun

22 Mini Pancakes

Chicken Nuggets Or Hot Dog on Bun Mashed Potatoes Green Peas Roll

Chicken Rotel Or Hamburger on Bun Romaine & Tomato Salad Carrot Sticks Black Eyed Peas Roll

Chicken Quesadilla Or Steak on Roll Mixed Green Salad Potato Wedges

Grilled Chicken Sandwich Or Corn Dog Broccoli & Cheese Mini Corn on the Cob

Stuffed Crust Pizza Or Hot Ham & Cheese Tossed Green Salad Mixed Vegetables Baked Chips

25 Spring Break

26 Spring Break

27 Spring Break

28 Spring Break

29 Spring Break

Crockett County High School Breakfast & Lunch Menu March 2013

USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Monday

Tuesday

Breakfast is served FREE to all students.

Crockett County School Nutrition Program is a “Team Nutrition” Member. Milk & Juice offered daily at breakfast.

Lunch Prices Reduced Price Daily: $0.40 Weekly Reduced: $2.00 Monthly: $8.00 Elementary Daily: $2.25 Weekly: $11.25 Monthly: $45.00 CCMS/CCHS Daily: $2.50 Weekly: $12.50 Monthly: $50.00 Employees: $3.00 Visitors: $3.50

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday 1 Honey Bun Stuffed Crust Pizza Or Pepprd Turkey Sandwich Tossed Salad Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle Carrot Sticks w/Ranch

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 woodsk@ccschools.net

4 Chicken & Biscuit

www.ccschools.net 5 Pizza Stick

6 Donuts

7 Sausage & Biscuit

8 Breakfast Burrito

Chicken Nuggets Or Hot Dog on Bun Mashed Potatoes Green Peas Roll

Vegetable Spinach Lasagna w/Grilled Chicken Breast or Hamburger on Bun Tossed Green Salad Potato Salad Cup

Spicy Chicken on Bun Or Corn Dog Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle Baked Beans Baked Chips

Chicken Alfredo Or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich Tossed Green Salad Green Beans Steamed Carrots Ranch Dressing

Square Pizza Or Bar B Q Rib Sandwich Tossed Salad Fries

11 Cinni Minis

12 Pizza Stick

13 Mini Pancakes

14 Ham & Biscuit

15 Honey Bun

Chicken Strips Or Crispitos Scalloped Potatoes Purple Hull Peas Salad Roll

Dixie Crunch Fish Or Breaded Chicken on Bun Great Northern Beans Cole Slaw Fries Whole Grain Hush Puppies

Cheeseburger Or Fajita Chkn/Peppers RollUp Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle Whole Kernal Corn Carrot Sticks w/Ranch Dip

Taco Salad Chips, Meat, Cheese Or Corn Dog Lettuce & Tomato Refried Beans Rice

Stuffed Crust Pizza Or Deli Turkey Sandwich Green Salad w/Tomato Broccoli Salad Cup Chips

18 Chicken & Biscuit

19 Pizza Stick

20 Pancake on a Stick

21 Breakfast Burrito

22 Donuts

Chicken Nuggets Or Hot Dog on Bun Mashed Potatoes Green Peas Roll

Chicken Rotel Or Hamburger on Bun Romaine & Tomato Salad Carrot Sticks Black Eyed Peas Roll

Chicken Quesadilla Or Steak on Roll Mixed Green Salad Potato Wedges

School Made Stromboli Or Corn Dog Broccoli & Cheese Mini Corn on the Cob Carrots

Stuffed Crust Pizza Or Hot Ham & Cheese Tossed Green Salad Mixed Vegetables

25 Spring Break

26 Spring Break

27 Spring Break

28 Spring Break

29 Spring Break


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Marshall the Molar Visits Local Schools

Maury City Elementary Students with Marshall the Molar and TENNderCare Rep. Darlene Burleson

MCES Students with Marshall the Molar

On February 12, students at Maury City and Bells Elementary Schools celebrated National Children’s Dental Health Month with Marshall the Molar. Crockett County and Bells City Schools Coordinated School Health Directors partnered with TENNderCare to offer this event. Students learned many dental facts and were encouraged to brush their teeth two times a day, use dental floss, reduce the amount of sugary foods and drinks consumed and to drink more water. Students had the opportunity to help “Marshall” stay fresh and clean by brushing his tooth. Each student received a new tooth brush to help them remember to brush their teeth daily.


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Maury City Elementary Visits with Robbie Graves

Robbie Graves, Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions at Union University, came to Maury City Elementary School recently to visit with Ms. Judy Poston’s first graders. As part of the No Excuses University program at MCES, Union University has partnered with Ms. Judy’s first grade class.  All her students proudly wear their Union University shirts on Fridays.  Mr. Robbie talked to the students about the importance of school and how the work they do now is preparing them for college.  He also read them a story and gave them lots of goodies from Union University.  The students proudly told him that they would graduate from college in the year 2028.  Thanks, Mr. Robbie, for partnering with our class!


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Diane Griffin Retires from Bank of Crockett

Bank of Crockett held a retirement party for Diane Griffin on Thursday February 28th. Many co-workers, family, and friends attended. Diane is retiring after 44 years of service. Congratulations from The Crockett Rocket.

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Teacher of the Month Cindy Nolen Gone are the black boards with squeaky chalk, some dry erasable boards and textbooks. School is not like it used to be. Cindy Nolen, fourth and fifth grade reading, language arts and social studies teacher at Friendship Elementary School, is a leader in technology. Technology is Ms. Cindy’s trademark. There’s a Smart Board in her class. Students are working on netbooks, Chrome tablets will be arriving soon as part of Kid’s College Learning System, which is a sports based learning, common core curriculum. Students answer four questions on a particular subject and when their answers are all correct, their reward is to play a sports game of their choice for 40 seconds. Then they go back and answer four more questions to earn more game time. Ms. Cindy set up the computer and the Smart Board so that I could answer science questions. I thoughtfully began to read the question and answered the first one correctly. Yes! But then the word “incorrect” appeared on the screen for the second and third questions. Students are promptly told right or wrong on their answers. When it was all said and Cindy Nolen, Teacher of the done, I must admit, “I am not smarter than a fifth grader.” Fourth and fifth grade students at FES have answered 21,000 questions online in Year for Friendship Elemen- reading, math and science in one month—common core questions. tary School The computer is affectionately known as “tattle tale.” If the students sign in and just start guessing so they can play the game, the teacher gets a message. When I asked Ms. Cindy how the students were doing in reading, she said, “Great! They have come a long way.” Reading is now taught in all classes and will be in all subjects next year. Ms. Cindy is on the leading edge. Ms. Cindy took Kid’s College to Alamo and brought it to FES, and is working with Maury City Elementary, Gadsden Elementary, and will help at Crockett County Middle School next year. Ms. Cindy’s students are working in groups on a project to find different features in a newspaper. They look for captions, maps, fonts, diagrams, etc. Some of their posters with newspaper text feature examples were hanging in the hallway. First thing every morning the students watch CNN for 10 minutes. Then they have a discussion on the news. Ms. Cindy said, “These students love to talk.” Each student has a journal where they can write down facts, ideas or questions. She checks their journals for grammar and said, “They need to know how to write proper sentences, and this is stressed in the common core curriculum. Writing is a big cornerstone from third grade on.” Ms. Cindy’s goal is seeing students excited about learning, to see them become life-long learners, and to be curious. Cindy Nolen is a teacher who goes beyond FEC’s mission statement. “The mission statement of Friendship Elementary School, in partnership with its community, is to prepare responsible, caring and productive students by providing challenging learning opportunities, along with developing their reading and math skills to grade level.” continued on page 15

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Teacher of the Month cont... Ms. Cindy received a BS degree in Education from Lambuth and just recently a Master’s in Education Leadership from Trevecca University in Nashville. I asked if it was online, and she said, “No, it was on Saturdays for a year and a half.” T eaching began for Ms. Cindy in Halls for six years, Alamo for 10 years, and now she is well into her first year at Friendship. While teaching full time, Ms. Cindy has owned and operated Hugs & Kisses in Halls, Merle Norman in Halls, and Merle Norman and Just for You in Alamo. Ms. Cindy said, “I had some good help.” When asked what led her to a teaching career, Ms. Smart Board in Ms. Cindy’s class showing Cindy proudly said, “I love children, there are educators in my family and it was just a natural the sport of snowboard- fit.” Former school teachers inspired Cindy to want to teach: Virginia Mohundro in the fifth grade, Dot Ackermann in the third grade, and Peggy Tracy and Lindia Speer in high school. ing. Get ready for a quick trip on a snowy Ms. Cindy is married to Brian Nolen and they live in Alamo. Cindy has two children: Megan trail and congratula- is a kindergarten teacher in Murfreesboro and Bree Jordan is a sophomore at Crockett County tions for answering the High School. She has a stepdaughter Jami Meadows of Halls, stepson Scott Nolen of Halls, and two step-granddaughters. questions correctly. A really big deal at FES on Jan. 28 was when Cindy Nolen was voted Teacher of the Year by her peers. As you drive in and out of the school, you can see the sign in front of the school with Ms. Cindy’s name and accomplishment.

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Philanthropy at work: Local farmer supports Crockett County through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM Drought-stricken farmers and rural communities receive double funding

Left to right Brenda Williams(IL), Ross Bradley(Monsanto Rep), Linda Mount(Farmer), Alpha Worrell(IL), Sarah Conley(IL), Lynn Fincher(IL)

Ross Bradley, Linda Mount, Jim Knox (Rescue Squad)

ALAMO, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2013) – Crockett County Rescue Squad and Crockett County Imagination Library will now be able better serve the community thanks to the support of local farmer, Linda Mount  and America’s Farmers Grow Communities. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to the drought this year, winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000. Crockett County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Mount the opportunity to choose two organizations to receive $2,500 donations. She selected Crockett County Rescue Squad and Crockett County Imagination Library. The Crockett County Rescue Squad will use the donation to purchase personal protective equipment. The donation to Crockett County Imagination Library will be used to purchase books for children at no cost to parents. “I think the Crockett County Rescue Squad and the Crockett County Imagination Library are two great organizations that can benefit from the donations a lot,” said Mount. This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties impacted by the historic drought. In Tennessee, $117, 500 is being given across 24 counties. America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to partner with farmers in helping them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to strengthen rural America. For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.

About the Monsanto Fund

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.


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Mansfield Store in Maury City celebrates 50 years in business

Do you need to pick up a burger and fries for lunch, tools, gas for your car, or some worms to go fishing? If so, I’ve got the place for you—Mansfield Store in Maury City. Customers call the store their mini-Walmart. Talk about a long list of the many items you can find in the store: If you’re hungry, you can order pizza, a sandwich, taco salad and, of course, a good old cheeseburger. There’s oil filters; drums of oil; gas for your automobile; groceries; five-gallon buckets of hydraulic transmission fluid sitting up by the counter; fishing bait and too much to mention. Their customers include the farmers who may call in an order for 15-20 sandwiches for lunch, the farmer from Gates who needs oil, someone needing gas for their truck, a family who needs a loaf of bread, or someone who just wants to pick up a cold Dr. Pepper. When I drove up to the store, there was an 18-wheeler filling up with diesel fuel. Another customer walked in, got a snack and sat down to visit with Robert and Linda. It is clearly a community business working to meet the needs of their customers. Robert says they try to know the market and what’s needed in the community. They will be selling Bonnie Plants this year, including potting soil and fertilizer for garden plants and flowers. Dog food has been added to the list of merchandise, and one of the customers wants him to sell horse food. Plans are in the making to start selling parts for small engines such as chain saws, weed eaters and lawn mowers. Fireworks were added in the 80s using an 8x10 building in the corner lot with a barrel and a piece of plywood for the counter with a single light. Mansfield Store also includes a Laundromat that opened in 1989. The trailer park next door to the store was added in 1992. Mansfield Store was owned and operated by Lexie and Virginia Mansfield, who started out in business in 1963. The business passed on to their son Robert and his wife Linda. Robert says, “It’s a good business—a good life.” When the business first began it was what you would call a shotgun style store about 25 feet wide with 2 gas pumps situated in the curve where a metal house now sits. The family sold that building and went to Frog Jump to run a store for a while. Mr. Lexie and Ms. Virginia built the current store in 1977. Robert said his dad believed in hard work, and he kept working till 1996. Ms. Virginia left the store before 2008. Robert and I shared some stories of family members. Then he got down to the most important part of business, and that is children, especially grandchildren. Daughter Lisa Kennedy helps out in the store, and she has a daughter, Christa Kennedy. Son Derrick Hutchison and wife Jerri Dawn have three children: Dakota, Jaden and Lexi Anne. Those grandchildren just put lights in our eyes. Robert shared pictures of his dad and two uncles who served our country during WWII. One uncle, Jake Mansfield, made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the Philippines. Mr. Lexie was a Private and Tech 4 assisting with medical and surgical needs. Robert was very proud of his dad who served in the Army. We must never forget our veterans. Mansfield Store, 397 Hwy. 189, Maury City celebrates 50 years in business. If you need to purchase most anything, drop in from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday or till 3 p.m. on Saturday.


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Gadsden Elementary Students of the Month Gadsden Elementary gives to local food bank

Gadsden Elementary School students in Mrs. Ashley Congratulations to the following students who were choScruggs 4th grade class presented canned goods for the sen as Gadsden Elementary School’s February School local food bank to Ruth Boyd. This was a part of their Wide Positive Behavior students of the month.  Back row: Ty Middleton, Joseph Gooch, Lane Hopkins, Ka- 4-H service project.  Pictured are Jacob Perry, Shambria zadrian Springfield, Andrea Jackson, front row: Lanyah Palmer, Hunter Trimmer, Molly Reasons, Christian Powell, Beth Waldon, Kazion Springfield, Maddie Maupin, Cathey, Caleb Dolan, Aiden Hernandez, Alecia RoJacy Jones, Ebony Johnson, Joseph Gooch, Van Taylor, znovsky, and Lane Hopkins. Tamela Taylor, Ruth Boyd, Brayden Butler, Lukas Barger, Gunner White, Nicolas McKnight, Hunter Davenport, James Miles, and Grace DePriest.

Gadsden Elementary Valentines Day

Students in Mrs. Kaye Stroud’s first grade class at Gadsden Elementary School presented the play “Where Are My Animal Friends” to friends and family on Valentine’s Day.


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Gadsden Elem. participates in Read Across America Day

Mr. Bobby Mullins and Mrs. Judy Hoover read to Gadsden Elementary School Kindergarten and first grade students in honor of our Read Across American Day,.

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Area-wide fundraiser This is a tax deductible, nonprofit Areawide Community Help Fundraiser that is designed to help rebuild communities and restore parks for families and children in Crockett County. All donations are accepted and can be sent to the Bank of Crockett in Bells, Tn 38006 under Area Wide Community Help Fundraiser. Fundraisers are held every other week at the City Hall in Bells, Tn to help raise money as well.

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2012 Grand Champions: Patrick Conley and Sarah Conley

2012 Judges: Troy Kylce, Melissa Cox-Rayner, Gwelda Allen, and Brooks Rawson

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2012 Flash Mob

2012 People’s Choice: Anna Bailey and Dottie Rinks

Charley German… “Boogie Oogie Oogie”

Cherry Rains… “Car Wash”


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We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every year, but few give thought to the rich history of Ireland, where St. Patrick called home. Consider these historical facts. * The rst settlers of Ireland can be traced back to 7000 B.C. in the Middle Stone Age period. These were mainly hunters who emigrated from Britain. * Much of early Irish history can be attributed to the Celts, a group of Indo-European individuals with a distinct language. * It wasn’t until the 5th century that Christianity was introduced in Ireland. St. Patrick is often credited with this. However, history states there were some Christians in Ireland even before St. Patrick’s arrival. * An age of renaissance and progress in Ireland took place in the 11th and 12th centuries. It was also an era or religious reform, attempting to put the church more in line with the Roman orthodoxy. * Normans invaded Ireland in the Middle Ages and it was a time of uncertainty. Normans quickly came to control three-quarters of the land. * The English tried to regain control in Ireland and bring Protestantism. This was the beginning of religious differences in the land. * In 1845 the now infamous potato famine began. Between the years 1848 and 1849, the population decreased by 2 million people.

St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Trick St. Patrick's Day is full of a little luck and magic. However, you don't need a lot of know-how, luck or even a leprechaun to bake delicious cupcakes that take the shape of shamrocks -- the ofcial symbol of St. Patrick's Day. These cupcakes make easy treats to enjoy for a St. Patrick's Day party or to send to school for your child and his or her classmates. All it takes is a little baking innovation. What you will need ... - one box of your favorite cake mix - can of white frosting - green food coloring drops - green or black licorice sticks - large cupcake pans - foil or St. Patrick's printed cupcake liners

- sugar sprinkles in green or yellow 1. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box. Place the cupcake liners inside the cupcake pans. 2. Fill the liners halfway with batter. 3. Place three foil balls alongside the cupcake liners to squeeze the cupcakes into a shamrock shape (see illustration). 4. Bake a few minutes less than directed because there is less batter in the cups. 5. Remove from oven and let cool completely. 6. Mix a few drops of food coloring in frosting to tint green. 7. Frost the cupcakes and add a small piece of licorice to make the shamrock's stem. 8. Sprinkle sugar sprinkles on top for a little extra pizzazz.

- aluminum foil, cut into small pieces and rolled into balls about the size of a marble

Use foil balls to squeeze cupcakes into a shamrock shape.

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Moments with a Minister A Servant

Recently, at the Maury City church of Christ we have been studying together a sermon series entitled “Sermons We Haven’t Heard In A While”. Not only have we been turning the pages of God’s Word and looking at these reminders, but also we have been talking an awful lot about being a servant.  I believe we have a Lordship problem – that is a problem with understanding who is “in charge”.  In Ephesians 5 Paul said Christ was in charge.  But maybe today in our communities and in the churches we have “too many chiefs and not enough Indians”.  That’s the phrase we have coined when too many people are telling others what to do with a lack of those who are actually doing the work!  The highest position there is in the church and in our community is the position of servant!   Good examples of the great servants in our county are our all volunteer Fire Departments, Rescue Squad, and Emergency Management.  These men and woman volunteer their time to actually do the job (fight fires, respond to crashes, etc.), they volunteer their time to train to do the job, and they volunteer time for fundraisers that they might have enough money for operational expenses and equipment.  You see, they are servants.  Sometimes ridiculed and disrespected by others…but nevertheless they are great in this county…because they serve without expecting anything in return.   Don’t you want to be great?  If you want to be great, you gotta be a servant.  And servants…  Ask the right question.  The question that I am referring to was asked by the greatest servant in the history of the world, Jesus Christ: “What do you want me to do for you?” (Matt. 20:21, 32).  The great people of the church are not the ones who are going around saying, “Let me tell you what I want you to do.”  They are not the ones who are saying, “Let me tell you what I think the preacher needs to be doing.”  Or, the ones who are saying, “Since I am who I am - I can get them to do this.”  Or, the ones who are saying, “If I were the song director, I would sing this particular song.”  The great people are getting their eyes off of themselves and they are putting their eyes on others and God.  They are saying, “Father, what do you want me to do for you?”   Do the uncomfortable.  Servants do the uncomfortable to make others feel very comfortable.  It may be mowing a widow’s grass.  It may be cooking a meal for someone who is sick and can not leave their home.  It may be washing windows or washing feet.  Remember the story of John 13?  Jesus washed the disciples’ feet.  Then He made this application: “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet” (John 13:14).  Washing feet is not something that we’re comfortable doing.  But Stephen, we don’t believe in washing feet!  We better!  Jesus did it!  I’m not talking about a foot washing ceremony, which is a public, outward display - I’m talking about being a servant!  True servants surrender their “rights” for the “rights” of others.  Have you surrendered your rights lately?  Have you scrubbed anyone’s commode recently?  Have you raked anybody’s leaves?  Have you prepared Sunday dinner for a poor family?  Have you done the uncomfortable so that others could feel comfortable?  Servants must become very comfortable doing the uncomfortable. Treat everybody as somebody.  Jesus treated everybody with respect.  As Jesus was leaving Jericho, He had compassion on a couple of begging blind men (Matt. 20:34).  In Jericho, He had compassion on a wealthy tax collector (Luke 19:1-10).  Jesus brought glory to God by treating everybody as a person of value.  Our Father sees our imperfections, but He also sees our value.  You are not trash…YOU, my friend, are valuable to God. You see, I’m just a nobody who wants to tell everybody about Somebody who can save anybody!  And that Somebody could who save anybody treated everybody as a somebody! What a difference it would make in our community if we practiced the golden rule?  Treat people like you want to be treated (Matt. 7:12).  The sign in front of our building says “church of Christ”.  The church is about Christ!  The church is about God.  It is Christ’s church.  Not yours and certainly not mine.  It is Christ’s church (Rom. 16:16) and God’s church (I Cor. 1:2).  The church is not mine...I didn’t die for anybody.  But Jesus did.  He receives the praise.  “But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14.   Serving is not about me but serving is about God.   Don’t you want to be great?  Be a servant.  I challenge you to think about these three things as you go about your day - as you continue your week.  I thank God for all of those in my life who are servants and those trying to be servants.  May God bless you!  Serving Him, Stephen Sutton stephensutton@me.com - www.maurycitychurch.com


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Community support makes fish fry fundraiser a huge success

The Alamo First Assembly of God congregation, friends, family and co-workers of Angel Holder raised more than $7,000 at a fish fry Friday night. “God literally takes care of His people,” Jennifer McKeel said. “This makes me glad I live in such a wonderful, loving community that is so willing to help people in their time of need.” Since September when Angel was diagnosed with leukemia, she has spent most of her time in Vanderbilt away from her husband Jay, sons Connor and Lance, and other family members. Angel recently received a bone barrow transplant from her brother Freddy “Bubba” Bell. Fortunately, Angel learned last week she is leukemia-free. However, she has to remain at Vanderbilt until mid-April. Despite almost running out of food a couple of times, the volunteers made a total profit of $6,574 by the end of the meal. Six cakes were left over and auctioned off Sunday night after services at Alamo Assembly of God. This raised an additional $160. Officials at Bank of Crockett, where Angel works, said donations were still coming in form area churches and businesses. There is an account set up at the Bank of Crockett for Angel, so anyone who would like to make a donation may still do so at any Bank of Crockett location.

Thank you, Crockett County

We want to say thank you to everyone who helped make the fish fry a huge success. Thank you to all who stood out in the cold rain, sleet and snow cooking the wonderful food, all of the church members who helped in every way possible, all who helped prep the food, all the friends, family and co-workers who worked selling tickets, baking cakes, and sharing the information about the benefit. And thank you to this community for coming out in the horrible weather and showing how much everyone cares by giving so generously! Everyone played an essential part to make this happen and we thank you. Family, friends, co-workers and members of Alamo First Assembly of God


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We have come this far by faith

written by Elvernor Miles in February 2013 The Crockett County Nursing Home was opened in 1962. I, Elvernor Powell Halton Miles, was hired as a housekeeper in 1963—the fifth black to be hired. Two blacks worked in the kitchen, Earline Reddick and Ruth Robertson. Johnnie Maron Cole was a nurse aid, and Jimmie Mai Wade and I, Elvernor Miles, were the housekeepers. When I was hired, I did not have a car. I lived outside Maury City on Scott Hardville’s place. I called Mr. Audry Greer, a taxi cab driver, and asked him if he could pick me up in the morning, have me at work by 7 a.m., take me home at 3 p.m. and how much he would charge. He said “$3 per week,” so he transported me to and from work until I was able to buy a car. I made 75¢ per hour, which was $28.01 per week. This was really good at that time. The nursing home had 32 beds, an all-white facility, and we were grateful to work. Six residents (we called patients) came from the county farm: Mrs. Vaughn, Mrs. Weaver, Mrs. Ora Sharp, Ruth Leggett, Nannie Richardson, and Marcella Johnson. We had one regular size washer and one regular size dryer. Sometimes, they would stop working and we would use a wringer type washer and a tub to rinse clothes in. The aids would wash clothes when we had finished with baths and caught up from answering call lights. In the daytime we had to hang clothes on a clothes line which was located about where north side is now. We brought clothes in to where west side nursing station is now. That was the ironing room. We had to iron clothes in our spare time. We had three aids from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., two aids 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., one aid from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., the administrator, Mrs. James, and an RN nurse, Lillian James. We only had one nurse in the building. Mrs. James and her family lived in the living quarters behind where the kitchen is now. The aids were allowed to give insulin shots. Sometimes I was allowed to make medicines and pass them. A few months later, a few more blacks were hired. In 1964, my sister Gwendolyn Ball was hired as a nurse aid. In 1965, Mrs. Lillian James asked me if I thought my mother, Katherine Powell, would be interested in being supper cook, and I said, “Yes.” Mrs. James asked me to call mom. She was very excited; this was the first public job mom had ever had and also the last one because she worked for 19 years, retiring in 1984. She has been a resident at this facility for seven years as of Feb. 15, 2013. Mom is 99 years old. In 1992, Peggy Jelks from Brownsville was hired as the first black social worker. Twenty years later she is still the social worker. Miss Jelks said the administrator gave her a pep talk on mannerisms toward whites and how to keep her composure. Sherri McCurry was the first black beauty operator at Crockett Nursing Home from 2002 until now. Before Mrs. McCurry was hired, the black women could only get their hair washed in the whirlpool. The white operator said she did not know what to do with our hair. I, Elvernor Miles, was the first black to work as an activity aid. I’ve worked as an activity aid since 2006 and continue serving as activity aid. Ena Bowen started to work as dietary aid in 1991. In March 2005, she became certified manager in dietary and is still the dietary manager. In 1993, Eugenia Owens Richard started as an aide. She later became the first black treatment nurse from 1997-1999. She married and returned in 2003 and stayed the treatment nurse till 2012. In the late 2012, she was appointed staff coordinator. She continues to serve as the staff coordinator of the facility. In December of 2002, the therapy department was added as another service. The demand for therapy increased. The need for therapy grew bigger in 2012. The owner saw the need to change the name from Crockett County Nursing Home to Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The change of name also served as an advertisement as some people don’t like the name nursing home. Late last year, a wing was opened for rehab residents. Alamo Nursing and Rehab Center now has 121 beds and 114 employees. Thirty-eight of the employees are black. We have come this far by faith.


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• Polar bears are left-handed. • The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds. • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable. • First novel ever written on a typewriter is Tom Sawyer. • Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors. • Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants. • More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes • The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with. • The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. • TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard. •If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction. • The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left. • A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

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Cora Midgett Employee of the Month Janurary 2013

The staff and residents of Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center congratulates Cora Midgett on being employee of the month. Mrs. Cora has been a dedicated employee for 26 years. She is a Supervisor of Environmental Services. She lives in Maury City, TN. She has seven children. Her hobbies include raising beautiful flowers, attending church events, and socializing with family and friends. Mrs. Cora plays a very important part in making sure that the facility is a clean and comfortable place to live. The residents enjoy her kind spirit and encouraging words as she performs her duties. Thanks again, Mrs. Cora, for a job well done.

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USELESS FACTS

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

“Go.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 3923-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

The original story from “Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights” begins, “Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.”

It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. Table tennis balls have been known to travel off the paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr. Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. (hmmmm)


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Alamo Nursing & Rehab Center celebrated Valentines Day with a Valentine luncheon held in a romantic candlelit atmosphere. A mouth watering meal of bbq ribs, cheese potatoes, corn casserole, broccoli salad, rolls and cherry cheese cake was served.All enjoyed the special occasion.

Alamo Nursing & Rehab Center crowned valentine KING AND QUEEN 2013 Queen - Christine Cupples King - Alfred Robertson

ALAMO NURSING & REHAB CENTER RESIDENTS CELEBRATING MARDI GRASÂ


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Sweetheart Pageant at Bells Nursing & Rehab Bells Nursing & Rehab Center held its’ annual Sweetheart Pageant on 2-15-13. The King & Queen and royalty were awarded Crowns, Flowers, Sashes, Candy & Stuffed Animals.  Families were then invited to “MAKE A MEMORY” by taking  pictures with their loved ones on this special occasion.

Hottest Hunk - Mr. Michael Graves & Sweetest Maid Ms. Brenda Rushing

4th place - Mr. Billy Hollis & 4th Maid - Ms. Mary Phillips

2nd place - Mr. Tommy Crossnoe & 2nd Maid - Ms. Louise Forsythe

Queen - Ms. Birdo Lassiter King - Mr. Jack Hulme (Family requested no pictures)

3rd runner-up - Mr. Frank Climer

3rd maid - Ms. Mabel Oswald

1st runner-up Mr. Billy Hugh Williams

1st maid -  Ms. Nancy Burgin

BNRC would like to say a special “THANK YOU” to Karen’s Special Occasions for so generously donating all the flower bouquets and the bouitneers.


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How to Manage an Income Tax Refund article provided by Matthew Jackson, Project Manager www.thinkwebstore.com

When we look at the spending habits of Americans, do we really think that there is no correlation between the rise of used car sales and the mailing of Income Tax Refunds in the month of February? Certainly not! When the federal and state income tax refunds are mailed out each year, beginning in February, the national economy gets a little help. Why? Because we rush right out to spend our refunds. But how should we really be handling this extra bit of income? In reality, income tax refunds are NOT extra income. You have already earned that money, sent it to the federal and/or state government in the form of tax payments, and income tax refunds are simply the government giving you back money if you paid too much. It’s almost as if you loaned the government that extra money, and now you are getting it back. Income tax is removed from your paycheck based on what the government estimates you will owe at the end of the year. This estimate is based on what your income will be, minus any deductions that you might have. You fill out paperwork at the beginning of any job, and part of that paperwork helps your employer know what to withhold for taxes and send to the appropriate place. Deductions are for items like head of household, dependents, and a few other qualifying things. The more deductions you have, the less tax is withheld from your check. The paperwork is designed to be as accurate as possible, so always be sure to fill it out completely and correctly. If you put down too many deductions, you will then owe income tax at the end of the year. On the other side, if you put down too few deductions, you will end up with a larger refund at the end of the year. Some people intentionally put down too few deductions, using their refund as a sort of savings account - they then plan for large expenditures when they get in their tax refunds. The realistic approach is to treat a tax refund just like any other income you receive during the year. Set aside your normal amounts for savings, spending, retirement, etc. You earned this income months before, so be sure to treat it like income, and not just a bonus check that you can run out and blow. The temptation to run out and spend our income tax return is natural. We all like to get a little extra money, and then do something a little extra special with that money. Other people are tempted to do the exact opposite, and to save every extra cent they can. A balanced way to approach dealing with tax refunds is to play a little psychological trick on yourself - plan to spend half, and to save the other half. This helps us not go overboard in either direction, but also satisfies the impulses we have to do both. Even though we know we are tricking ourselves a bit, it still seems to work every time. Whatever approach you take to tax withholding and yearend tax refunds, do it intentionally. Plan how you would like to handle the “tax/refund issue,” and then follow through with your plan. This really is the way to take control of your money, and not get caught in the grip of an unhealthy tax refund mania.


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