Page 1

Follow us on Facebook!

Please akeof Volume IV October 2013 - IssueTLI 5IF One!


e e r F

Please Take One!




“The fastest way to read the news!”



Auto, Home,Car, Business, Bonds, Life Life, Home, Business, Medical The “No Problem” People 25 N. Bells Street • Alamo, TN 38001

25 N. Bells Street - Alamo, TN 38001 Bus. 731-696-5480 Fax 731-696-5482 Home 731-696-3234




Follow us on Facebook!




m a Te




642 E. Main

51 Gerald Castellaw Road

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, one with large walk in shower, sun room, kitchen/dining, cedar closet, walk out basement with storm shelter.

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Large Commercail Bluding on 2..4 acres sitting on Hwy 412 Prime Location



180 West Main 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath New Central Unit Hardwood Floors


719 East Main

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, large sunroom, hardwood floors

Highway 412

Large Warehouse with living quarters and 2 acres

1801 Bailey Road

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Brick, 1/2 acre C-H/A - Move In Ready

PENDING 70 Acre Farm Rust Road

PENDING 366 Gin Road

2 bedroom, 1 bath

1798 Bailey Road

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, CH&A (New) 1/2 Acre Lot, Country Setting

4 bedroom, 3 bath, full finished basement, large yard, 4000+ sqft

3 Bedroom 2 Bath 1900+ sq. ft Brick, Corner Lot

PENDING 67 Williams Circle

3 bedroom, 1 bath Large 2 car detached garage MAKE AN OFFER

44 Taylor Drive Bells

3 bedroom, 2 bath, new paint and carpet, move in ready 3 Lots on Lake Hayes in Trenton, $10,000 each


SOLD Sand Road, Dyer

110 E. Park Street

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Hardwood Floors, Office, This home has been restored

4600 ft commercial building on 3 acres with 2 ponds

716 Hillside Drive

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Brick Home, Lg. Sunroom C-H/A Separate Garage

46 Adair Street

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, All New Carpet, Paint and Central Unit on Cove Lot

In the Y of Old Hwy 20 in Maury City

Great place for a couple trailers or duplexes

520 West Main Newbern

565 W. Main Street


1290 Early Austin Road 4 Bedroom, 1 Bath Everything is New Flooring, Paint, Appliance


204 Cm-Js Road

Beautiful 30 Acre Farm Corner of Hwy 79 & Cypress Church Road

3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, new laminate, new paint, new kitchen cabinets, all rooms are large this is a great family home located in Crockett Mills, TN.

266 S. Johnson Street Thanks Gayle & Anita

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


We Are Here to Serve You Rita Brooks

Mary Jo Manley

In eight states, individuals and businesses turn to BancorpSouth to help them better manage their money. From savings and checking accounts to small business loans and mortgages, our BancorpSouth representatives have the expertise to help you as an individual or a business. We are here to serve you. We want to be your bank.

Dottie Rinks

Brenda Yearwood

Alamo, TN • 526 South Bells Street • 731-696-5566 Michelle Cates

BXS_CrockettRocket_Sept2013.indd 1

Diann Brasfield 9/17/13 4:34 PM

Blizzard & Cake Of The Month

Pumpkin Pie

Alamo Dairy Queen Prices good 9/30 thru 10/27

356 S. Bells Street - Alamo



Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting “bitterly cold” upcoming winter.

HLC (Cullipher) LLC Your Full Service Propane Company


Johnny’s KwiK Stop & DELi Hwy 88 Maury City, TN

te a i c e r we app our y s s e n i s bu Six Pack Can Coke Products


$ 99

2 Chicken Strips and a Roll


$ 99 Large BBQ Sanwich w/Fries & 16oz Pepsi or Dr. Pepper


$ 99


Gas • Diesel • Oil • Phone Car ds • Snacks • Drinks • Breakfast and Lunch Plates Hunts Bro Pizzas Block and Barrel 6 or 12 Inch Deli Sandwiches Fried Chicken Fresh BBQ Catfish Plates on Fridays Homemade Pies

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

The Crockett Rocket Team

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

Michael Harrison


Amy Harrison Assoc. Publisher

Nancy Harper Writer

Follow us on Facebook!


Recognizing an Alamo City School teacher by Nancy Harper The Crockett Rocket enjoys writing about outstanding teachers in Crockett County. Teachers are so important to the growth of our children and grandchildren. This month, we would like to introduce you to Mary Carol Perry. She is no stranger, as she has taught at Alamo City School for 14 years. She is the daughter of Tommy and Carol Green and is a graduate of Crockett County High School. Mary Carol is married to Will Perry who has a 14-year-old daughter, Cadie Lee Perry. After high school, Mary Carol graduated from UT Martin with a Bachelors An amazing teacher and an amazing group of sixth and then received her Masters from grade students. Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. Mary Carol said, “I have wanted to be a teacher since I started kindergarten. From my first day of school, I had a chalkboard to teach my baby dolls what I had learned that day.” When asked what she enjoys most about teaching, she responded precisely, “The children! I love to see their smiling faces each day, and the best thing is to see them get excited about learning. It is a successful lesson when they are excited.” As we all know, the traditional reading, writing and arithmetic has changed over the years to the point where my generation could not help an elementary student with their homework. Mary Carol said the Common Core State Standards is new in her classroom. All teachers are working together to learn the new standards and to better prepare our children for life after the classroom. Principal Brooks Rawson says, “Ms. Mary Carol has been with us several years in a profession where they come and go. She has been a rock here through all these changes.” Teachers are part of their classroom, their school and their community. Mary Carol speaks about her school, “The administration, teachers, staff and students at Alamo City School are the best in the state! Our administration makes sure that all classrooms have the supplies and materials needed to make each child successful. The teachers all work together to make ACS a great learning environment for the students.” When asked what her students would say about her as a teacher, Mary Carol said, “I hope they would say that I am fair, consistent and fun! I work closely with three other sixth grade teachers, and we want each day to be exciting and fundamental for the students’ education.” Anyone who knows Mary Carol knows that her family and friends are very important to her. They know that she loves living in the small town of Alamo so that she can be close to all those who are special to her. Thank you, Mary Carol Perry, for being one of our outstanding teachers.

Misty Covey


The Crockett Rocket is printed by offset and published once per month. Deadline for advertisement and article submission in The Crockett Rocket is the last Friday of every month. Submissions received after that date will be published in the following scheduled publication.


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Tennessee Adopts Second High School Equivalency Test New Hiset™ And Revised Ged® Start In 2014

NASHVILLE – Beginning January 2, 2014, out-of-school youth and adults who are pursuing a high-school equivalency credential will have another test option to improve their earnings potential. Tennesseans will have a choice of taking either the new 2014 GED® test or an alternative high school equivalency test designed by Educational Testing Services called HiSET™. Tennessee is one of several states that are adopting the new test due to changes in the GED Exam. Beginning in January of 2014, the new GED test will only be offered via computer. The HiSET alternative test will allow for either computer or paper-based testing. Passing either test will lead to a high school equivalency diploma issued by the State of Tennessee and accepted nationally. “We are pleased that the alternative test, which has been approved by the General Assembly and the State Board of Education, will continue to offer paper-based testing as an option in addition to computer-based,” said Adult Education Administrator Marva Doremus. “We want as much accessibility as possible for those who lack a high school diploma since attaining this credential enhances their employment opportunities.” Like the GED, the HiSET exam will measure a student’s knowledge and skills in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies and will be significantly aligned to Common Core State Standards. Tennesseans who have passed some but not all parts of the GED have only the remainder of 2013 to earn their high school credential under the current test structure. All partial scores will no longer be valid after January 1, 2014. Last year, 10,142 Tennesseans earned GED diplomas, but Tennessee still has more than 930,000 adults without a high school diploma or its equivalent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who have a high school credential earn $181 more weekly than those without. Additionally, those with a high school credential have an unemployment rate of 8.3% compared with 12.4% of those who do not. For details on taking high school equivalency tests and information on preparation courses, contact the Adult Education Division of the Department of Labor & Workforce Development at 1-800-531-1515, or visit the Department’s website at http://www.

Worrells Menswear 35 North Bells Street - Alamo, TN 38001 - 731-696-5513

Dear Customers, Friends, & Neighbors,

There is an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on earth. A time to hold on and another to let go. Ecclesiastes 3:1, 3 The Message The time has come to close Worrell’s Menswear. It has been a privilege to be a part of the Alamo Retail Business Community for sixty-eight years. We’re grateful for your patronage and loyalty. Since Ray Worrell started the store in 1945 many people in Crockett County and the surrounding areas have made Worrell’s their shopping destination for men’s clothing and accessories. Thank you, customers for your past support for allowing us to know and appreciate you. We leave with lasting memories. Sincerely, Jon & Alpha Worrell

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


Lady Cavaliers to host 13-AA District Volleyball Tournament The Crockett County volleyball team is establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with. The team has an 11-0 season record and is ranked first in District 13-AA entering tournaments. The Lady Cavaliers won the right to host the district tournament by defeating the Dyersburg Lady Trojans on Thursday, Sept. 26. Crockett County is the regular season champ. The team still has regular season games to play, though. Crockett hosts South Gibson County today, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. and travels to Milan on Thursday, Oct. 3, for a 5 p.m. game. The District 13-AA Tournaments will be played at Crockett County High School on Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 8 and 10. Crockett has seven district championships under its belt: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. The Lady Cavaliers, under the coaching expertise of Bobby Rawson, are no strangers to post season play. The team competed in 13 region tournaments. The team competed in regionals, including the last five years. Crockett has also made eight sub-state appearances, in Crockett County Lady Cavaliers Lila Byrd, A.J. Cobb, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. The Olivia Hart, Elyse Mann, Savannah Pillow and Morgan team has five state tournament appearances, in 1998, 2002, Reeves are having an amazing senior volleyball season this year. The team is 11-0 in regular season play. 2005, 2009 and 2010. The Lady Cavaliers have six seniors: Lila Byrd, A.J. Cobb, Olivia Hart, Elyse Mann, Savannah Pillow and Morgan Reeves; seven juniors: Paige Griggs, Libby Hart, Chloe Hopper, Tara Irvin, Lanie Riley, Kasey Stewart and Jessica Young; six sophomores: Jonna Biggs, Kelsey Edwards, Ellie Moore, Nancy Potts, Ashton Taylor and Cay1013 W. Church St. - Alamo, TN. Located inside King’s Kustoms ley Williams; and 10 freshmen: Brooke Burress, Madelyn Crutchfield, Hannah Curl, Katie Knox, Kerri Love, Elli Pratt, Kelsey Robertson, MeLeah Rodgers, Ansley Smith and Emily White.

K&A Tire 731-499-4453

19 oil change


Alamo Painting & Sandblasting 1027 Randolph Massey Rd. •• Alamo, TN. 38001

731-696-5449 •• 731-431-5449 Commercial & Residential Painting & Remodeling SAndblASting lawn Furniture, trailers, Farm Equipment, etc. Call troy Sisson today!


for 5 quarts or less

FREE CAR WASH with purchase of new set of tires


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Alamo Remains Unbeaten The rain fell all night Friday, but cleared out Saturday morning in time for the Alamo Red Devils to host the Lions of Trinity Christian Academy this past weekend. The Red Devils were able to remain unbeaten on the season with a 26-8 victory over the Lions. Up next for Alamo is the last home game this season, as the Red Devils host USJ this Saturday at 9:30. The Red Devils will close out the season in the annual Cotton Bowl against Crockett County 6th grade at Cavalier Stadium on Tuesday night, October 1st at 6:00. In the game against TCA, Alamo opened up with the ball and moved it down the field on an 11-play drive that was capped by a 2-yard TD run by Holden Cummings. With the missed conversion, Alamo led early 6-0. After the defense held the Lions, Kintarious Siddell didn’t make the crowd wait long as he put points on the board on the first play with a 46 yard run for a touchdown. Cummings added the 2-point conversion to give Alamo a 14-0 lead. Peter Maher led the team in tackles with 12 and also had an interception on the next TCA possession. Maher’s interception set up another Cummings touchdown run, this time from 20 yards out giving Alamo a 20-0 halftime lead. The Lions closed the gap early in the fourth quarter to 20-8 before Cummings would score his 3rd and final touchdown on the day with a 1-yard plunge. The missed conversion ended all scoring and gave a final score of 26-8 in favor of the Red Devils. “Once again the defense played well. We changed a few things on defense to match up better against the pass and the defense bent a little but didn’t break,” said Coach Brooks Rawson. The Lions were able to score the first points against Alamo since a Dyersburg touchdown way back on August 29th. “With the changes, we freed up Peter Maher to run sideline to sideline and make plays and he came through big for us. And you can’t say enough about an offensive line that created holes for Holden Cummings to put up 182 yards and 3 touchdowns against a good team.” Stats Leaders: Rushing: Holden Cummings (182 yards – 3 TD); Kintarious Siddell (67 yards – 1 TD); Hayden Beal (27 yards); Izaak Beaver (12 Yards) Defense: Peter Maher (12 tackles – 1 interception); Izaak Beaver (6 tackles); Hunter Ballard (5 tackles); Joel Martinez (4 tackles); Drew Riley and Brent Clark (3 tackles)

ALAMO ANIMAL CLINIC Continue to use flea, tick and heartworm prevention products year-round.. It takes a PROLONGED period of VERY cold weather to break the life cycle of fleas and ticks and supress mosquito populations. It only takes a couple of days of warm weather to hatch a new generation. Lynn McHugh, DVM 774 S. Cavalier Dr. - Alamo, TN 38001

Phone 696-5009

HOURS: Mon, Tue,Thurs,Fri 8-5 • Closed Wednesday • Sat 8-12

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


Maury City Elementary

CN Train Company visited Maury City Elementary School last week and presented a lesson on Railroad Track Safety to each class before taking them for a ride on their miniature train. Pictured are Ms. Abbey, Ms. Tiffany, and Ms. Whitney’s classes enjoying their train ride.

Ms. Latoya Henning’s 2nd grade classroom at Maury City Elementary School has been adopted by the University of Kentucky as part of the school’s “No Excuses University” program. These Wildcats will graduate from college in the year 2028. 

Middle Tennessee State University has partnered with Ms. Misty Bailey’s 4th grade classroom at Maury City Elementary School. MCES is a member of the “No Excuses University” program which promotes college readiness beginning in PK.  These Blue Raiders will graduate from college in the year 2026.

Mrs. Katie Mansfield’s second grade reading students performed their class play of their reading story, The Strongest One. The students learned their lines and were recorded. They On Monday, September 9, James Callicott, University of Alabama re- enjoyed watching their performance cruiter, visited Mrs. Katie Mansfield’s on the big screen in their classroom. The students did an excellent job! second grade class at Maury City Elementary School. MCES is a No Excuses University school in which each class is a college and the goal is to promote college at a young age. Callicott gave students University of Alabama items and talked to them about college and the importance of working hard in school to reach their goals. The students presented Mr. James a thank you gift and per- MCES are thankful for their bus drivers! Bus drivers were given donuts formed an University of Alabama and bus shaped card of thanks from cheer. the teachers, faculty, and students of MCES. Thank you to all of bus drivers for keeping our children safe!


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Friendship Elementary Reward Celebration Day Friday was a celebration day for receiving Top 5% in the state on the spring TCAP. Students and staff members had a fun-filled day with jumpers from Inflatable Fun, I cream sundaes, and grilled hot dogs. Everyone had anWONDERFUL TIME! The weather was fabulous as well. Staff members were presented with T-shirts and cake.

Miss Abby Ross’s Pre-K Class at Friendship Elementary had a special visitor on Friday, September 20th. Tom Meiners, meteorologist at WBBJ-TV came to talk to the class about the weather. They had been studying the Letter W, which included talking about the weather. Mr. Tom mentioned the visit and showed a picture of the class at the end of the 6:00 news that night! Doll Clothes display Handmade doll clothes for the American Girl or Madame Alexander 18” dolls designed and sewn by a local seamstress Great quality at reasonable price!

Friendship Elementary School and All Care Medical Welcomes Grandparents

Burlap Beautiful! Lamp Shades and Door Hangings and More!

Unique Wall Art Designs hand painted onto old tin, canvas and wood by local talent SIMPLY STUNNING!

Create a welcoming entry to your home! Stop by and choose yours today!

Repurposed Treasures and Custom Pieces in Furniture and Home Decor

313 S. Bells St. Alamo -- 731-780-2714 Hours: Thurs-Sat 9-4

Friday September 6, 2013, students, staff, and grandparents enjoyed breakfast together in the classrooms. Coffee, juice, and muffins were served in appreciation of Grandparents Day. Students were accompanied by their grandparents at the fall PTO book fair. Special thanks to Mrs. Kristina Kail, resource teacher, for organizing this, along with All Care Medical Clinic for sponsoring.

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!

Bells Elementary Student Council

Bells Elementary School has welcomed the opportunity to bring active government into the lives of its students by electing Student Council members for the 2013-2014 school year. Student Council is a service-oriented organization that provides a learning opportunity for students in our school to develop commitments to citizenship, scholarship, leadership, human relationships and cultural values. A Student Council is a student government comprised of elected and selected representatives from each grade that come together for the good of the school by working with one another as well as the administration, faculty, staff and community. It is an opportunity to represent Bells Elementary and participate in school/community-wide activities and special events throughout the year. While participating in Bells Elementary Student Council, students will gain experience that can be extended into future Student Council service and community involvement. It’s also an educational opportunity for all students to participate in an election of their peers and understand the importance of their civic duty to participate in the voting process.


5th grade members: 4th grade members: Mary Scott Tritt Eli Patton Dae’Shana Ward Emma Bradshaw Mackenzie Lovelady Madison Rhodes Wade Barnhill Will Parkey Holden Lewis Jaylan Williams Danilo Carmona Kenzy Henderson Paige Turner Isaac Turner Carmen Taylor Kendall Taylor Logan Nichols Lauren Breland Katie Patton Jessica Johnson Isabella Cook Erin Nunez Madison Rhea Maliya Marcotte Jessica Valdez

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Planes, trains and automobiles- What about the buses?! September 12th was Utrust Bus Driver Appreciation Day and Bells Elementary honored those drivers that make sure we all enjoy services they provide throughout the year, like bringing our friends to school safely each day and helping make sure we enjoy learning outside the classroom on field trips, too. While some students ride the bus to and from school each day and others may only ride it for field trips and to special events, all students ride the bus from time to time. For this reason, all students from Kindergarten to 5th grade were aware of the special day and were encourage to thank a bus driver for taking care of us every day. A large thank you banner from everyone at Bells Elementary was displayed for afternoon bus arrival and all drivers received a special thank you goodie bag. Students recognized that no matter where we are headed, our bus drivers are important to all of us and our school. The Utrust Appreciation Program reminds us that every day school employees make a difference in the lives of children. They all contribute in different ways and provide encouragement, learning opportunities and other services to make children’s school experiences successful.


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

A story of faith and courage

Kristie Morris, Ann Emison Morris, Emmie Pickens, Shellie Pickens, and Madison Webb stand tall in their fight against cancer.

4915 Johnson Grove Rd. - Bells, TN. 38006

Domestic & Foreign Specializing In Racing Transmissions For Over 20 Years

Automatic - Manual - Transfer Cases - Differentials Wrecker Service Available FREE TOWING!

Phone - 731-696-2826 Cell - 731-499-0109

Tim Combs, Owner

by Nancy Harper “I’m going to write a book entitled, ‘God Sent Me a Blessing Called Cancer.’ It has brought me closer to Him, and I appreciate things much more,” said Ann Emison Morris. Ann said she was never sick, and the only reason she went to the doctor was because her boss told her to go. She was experiencing fatigue before the end of her workdays and had lost some weight. One of her co-workers went to her boss and said, “Something is wrong with Ann.” So her boss told Ann to go see a doctor right then. It was a good thing that Ann listened to her boss. Dr. John Woods did some tests and it would take about two days. He also said she was going to be all right. It was March 2010 when she received the diagnosis — stage 4 colorectal cancer that had metastasized to the liver. It was supposed to be a routine check-up! “Doctors said I would have to have chemotherapy for the rest of my life, until I became immune to it, or it started doing more harm than good. When that happened, Dr. Woods called Vanderbilt and hooked me up with Dr. Merchant, who is a leading doctor, to take care of me. Dr. Merchant’s desire was to see me cured. I had chemotherapy from 2010 to November 2012 along with 28 radiation treatments.” Ann continued to work after being diagnosed. “When I would complete an application with someone, I would ask if they had ever had a colonoscopy, and one person said, ‘Is that on the application now?’” Ann said she just wants to let everyone know that they need to have this test. She had never had one! “Didn’t know the first thing about a colonoscopy.” She said that she would have never quit working if the doctors hadn’t told her to, but she was to get plenty of rest. Ann, like so many of us when we were younger, concentrated on work, work, work. So now it’s a little difficult to sit back while others are working. In January 2013, Ann had 22 percent of her liver removed. She said, “It will grow back!” Then on August 13, 2013, she had 50 percent removed. The doctors think they got it all. Ann admitted, “This last surgery was a booger bear, lots of pain and then an infection.” Before Ann’s first surgery, a cousin, Ann Hampton from Bells Retirement Center, came to see Ann and offered to give her some of her liver. Ann said she quickly told her that it would grow back. Ann is preparing to have colon surgery in approximately two months to remove a tumor before it becomes cancer. (continued on page 13)

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


(continued from page 12) Regions Bank was where Ann worked as a mortgage loan office. While at the Humboldt office one day, a bank teller and her husband, who was a minister, were working with Ann to get a loan. Ann said that he prayed over her and told other church members to pray for her. While there in the office, the minister’s wife softly sang while he prayed and laid hands on her. “He said that the Lord told him I would be healed, and then he sang He Touched Me, my mother’s favorite hymn. I have met so many people — friends forever,” remembers Ann. A dream came true for Ann this year. She sang He Touched Me at Walnut Hill Baptist Church, and the Finchers were her back up. She said her mother always told her if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. To anyone facing cancer, Ann’s advice is, “Don’t give up, have faith, and be strong. God has spared me. I’ve lost several people since I was diagnosed in March 2010. Since the good Lord has let me breathe, there’s hope. I asked Dr. Merchant if I was going to die, and he said it’s not up to me, not my department. I knew right then he was the doctor for me.” “If you give in, you’re dead. After the first surgery, and I was able to go to church, my daughter Shelly brought in my grandbaby and put her in my arms. I cried and I knew I had to live to see those babies grown. I believe; I have faith. My friends and my church have prayed for me, and other churches have laid hands on me. God chose me for others to see what He could do. I believe everything happens for a reason. Don’t know what. Don’t worry about it. Why worry? I have had an interesting journey.” Many people talk about angels or Godly things happening to them. Ann wanted to share one of those signs with our readers. Her last surgery (the booger bear) was on a Tuesday. She received five pints of blood, two stints in her liver, and was out a long time — she was sedated and really didn’t know what all they did to her. On Friday, Dr. Merchant came in and said he was going to Boston to see the Yankees play and told her he would see her on Monday. For all of you who know Ann, you will appreciate her reply. “I told him I’m glad I can finance your trip. Then the next day, Saturday, the doctor’s team came in and said that I could go home on Sunday. No, I want to wait till Monday and see Dr. Merchant.” They told her again that she could go home on Sunday. Ann said she didn’t have anything against them, but she wanted to see her doctor on Monday before she went home. When her doctor got back on Monday and did a blood count, her white cells had gone from 8,000 to 30,000. “If I had come home, I would have been extremely sick and would have had to find the fastest way to get back to Vanderbilt. Normally, I would have gone home and been proud to, but I insisted to wait and see my doctor. That was the good Lord telling me not to go home. It was a God thing. Lord, we would have had a problem if I had gone home. He saved my life at Vanderbilt.” “My parents instilled faith in us kids. I had a wonderful family, Ray and Marveline Jernigan Emison.” Ann has three children: Brian Morris, Kristie Morris and Shellie Pickens. She 323 Herndon Drive is proud to tell you about her two granddaughters: Madison Bells, TN 38006 Webb (11 years old) and Emmie Pickens (three years old). Private Individual Rooms Equipped With: Facebook friends and her family talk about Ann’s courage An Emergency Call Light Cable TV Connections and her ability to smile — all the while giving hope to others. On Line Fire & Smoke Detectors Telephone Jack Microwave & Refrigerator Units Private Bathrooms Ann said she and Gaylon Turnage and other cancer patients Fully Furnished (if needed) w/ Walk-In Shower Living Room Formal Dining Room have spent a lot of time talking and sharing with one another. w/ Large Entertainment Center Beauty & Barber Shop Gary Young from Alamo had the same diagnosis as Ann, and Services & Activities Licensed Nurse On Call 24 Hours 24 Hour Supervision he’s going strong today. “He told me to get yourself up to Three Meals a Day by Specially Trained Caregivers Nashville and get something done. My doctor said this is as in Lovely Dining Room Arrangement for Transportation Medication Reminders or Assistance Personal Laundry Services serious a surgery as there is. Gary would call me and tell me w/ Self Administration of Meds Housekeeping & Maintenance Linen Service he’d been there. He offered encouragement to me. He’s now Assisted Living offers a unique mix of security & independent living, privacy & companionship, and physical & social well-being. working and going strong. I want to pass this along to someOur goal is to provide maximum independence in a home-like one else.” setting, with individualized care & assistance. Call or Visit our facilities and meet our Caring Staff. If anyone needs to talk or has questions about dealing with a Vickie Norrid, Administrator serious illness, call Ann at 663-2020. 731-663-3380 Her momma used to say, “God is good all the time. All the time God is good.”


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket -October 2013

An October morning walk

Border Collie


Toy Poodle

by Charles Leggett As I walk this morning, leaves cover the trail underfoot. As I watch Buddy coming out of the pond, I notice the leaves floating on the pond. They have turned loose from the trees early this year due to the hot, dry summer. So Buddy and I walk a leafy trail this hot summer morning with me reminiscing about the past and Buddy immensely enjoying the present

and neither of us worrying about the future. I look to my left and see the pond where Buddy swims. I look to my right and see the forest where deer are hiding. I look behind me and see the old, abandoned school where I began my education 68 years ago and where I later taught and coached. I notice the old baseball diamond and the gym where I started my athletic career, and I think, “How cool is this, to walk and train your dogs on property where you spent so much of your youth?” It was here that I walked and trained Lady, the sweet little girl who always wanted to keep things in place. I later learned, after she was dead, that she was a Border Collie. She was shot and killed by a man who thought she was trying to kill his chickens when she was only trying to herd them. I had Lady before I began to learn about dogs, but not before I loved them. If I could see Lady one more time, I would apologize to her for not knowing how to care for her. Next came Buck, the faithful, reliable Weimaraner who was my “lifetime dog” that Jon Katz writes about in his books. It was Buck that got my training career started because he was so obedient that folks mistakenly thought that I must know a lot about training and began bringing their dogs to me to train. For 15 and a half years, Buck and I roamed this trail together. As I look down in a small valley, I see a hole beside a tree, a hole dug there by Bo, a toy poodle given to me because the owner couldn’t housetrain him. How ironic that he met his death because he was so housetrained that he wouldn’t even relieve himself in our yard but would go across a road to do his business. One night, he went across the road and was hit by a car on his way back. I never even got to say goodbye to my little warrior. Now I gaze at the hole he dug and remember the good times we had walking this trail. I walk and remember while Buddy runs, plays, swims and has fun. I wonder how many more years I have left to walk Buddy and if someone else will walk him after I’ve gone? Or perhaps I’ll be blessed with another dog after Buddy’s gone. Who knows? We can’t predict the future and we can’t change the past. All we have for sure is the present. And with a cool breeze blowing on my face, the reflection of a rising sun on the beautiful pond in my sight, and a happy lab cavorting in front of me, I suddenly realize that’s enough.

Family Nurse Practitioner Mary Ann Bond 113 Hopkins Ave. Bells, TN. 38006

(Behind the old blue Napa building) Hours: Monday 9-7 Tuesday 9-5 Wednesday 9-7 Thursday 9-5 Friday 9-5



Antiques, Vintage Items, Tools, Garden Arts, Etc. Vendors will be setup from 8:30 until....

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!

Fall Craft Workshop Sarah Poole UT Extension Looking for a fun way to get your home ready for fall? If so, sign up today for the Fall F.A.R.E. (Fun, Art, Recipes, Excitement) Craft Workshop on October 14. UT Extension Agents, Tonya Bain and Sarah Poole, will lead 2 workshops that day at the Gibson Electric Community Room. Workshop times you can choose from are 10 a.m. - 12 noon or 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., and the cost is $35.00. During the workshop you will be able to paint your very own wooden initial door hanger, learn to make burlap bows, and decorate a pumpkin with vinyl. You will also get to sample recipes and take home your finished products. Registration and money is due by Tuesday, October 1. Call Tonya or Sarah today at 696-2412 to reserve your spot!

Bring a Friend Day


CCHS Class Reunion

Some members of The 1960 Class of Crockett High joined the Class of 1959 for a reunion. Those attending pictured below were Patty Brewer Williams, Yvonne Laster Mosier, Patsy Robison Gamble, Glenn Kee, Gwen Boldin Castellaw, Phillip Gilliland and James Scroggins. Guest not pictured that attended were Blonda Fisher Robinson, Don Laster, Tommy Mosier and Sandra Gilliland, Larry Hughes and Ms. Glenn Kee.

Tull Tree Service “Your Outdoor Connection”

Tull Tree Service iS The leading Tree Service provider in WeST TenneSSee.

Alamo, TN 38001 - Shannon Tull, Owner


Tull Landscape & Tree Service Alamo, TN 38001 - Shannon Tull, Owner

Jimmie and Louise Watson recently held their annual “bring a friend day” at their home on Trenton-Eaton Rd. in Trenton. Over fifty family members and friends attended.

731-345-9564 Tree TrimmiNg remOvAl DirTwOrk We offer&quality tree•services such•asDrAiNAge irrigATiON SySTemS • HArDScApeS/pATiOS & wAllS Tree Removal DeckS • privAcy FeNciNg Tree Trimming preSSure wASHiNg • SODDiNg Stump Grinding Emergency Tree Services and many more


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Gadsden Elementary

The Preschool class at Gadsden Elementary School celebrated learning about the letter P by wearing their pajamas on Fri- The following students were selected to display their posters in local day.  Pictured with student teacher Annalbusinesses to promote our annual Spaynn Smith are River Johnson, Raymond ghetti Supper and Silent Auction.  Come Flores, Bobby Ryan Craig, Talon fortenbery, Ryan Milan, Gage Rea- and enjoy a delicious meal and take adsons, bottom row: Matthew Williams, Jr., vantage of the opportunity to bid on great prizes on October 17 from 5:00 - 6:30. Addison farmer, Allie Haynes, Annslee Miller, Destiny Kail, and Nate McCoy. Carry outs begin at 4:30. Students whose posters were chosen are: Talon Fortenberry, Shelby Gantt, Elias Ramirez, Aaron Tate, Carter Robinson, top row:  Tyrianna Johnson, Breanna Willis, Cameron Pruitt, Elizabeth Waldon, Cecilia Visnick, and Madison Sanders.  Congratulations to Gadsden Elementary School’s top candy sellers this year:  Emily Ann Lawrence - 2nd place, Tristan Dillon - 3rd place, and Jackaylynn Campbell - 1st place.

Brad Barneman from Bethel University paid a visit to Mrs. Erin Schweitzer’s 3rd grade class at Gadsden Elementary School to bring them treat bags and talk to them about “Saying Yes To College”. Pictured are top row:  Mr. Barneman, Atticus Reasons, Chris Kussman, Carson Jackson, Brennan Willis, Courtney Lane, Kazadrian Springfield, Bottom row: Conner Ricketts, Emalee Gooch, Callie Gregory, Nicole Reynolds, Even Kuykendall, Riley Thomas, and Ethan Borders.

Mrs. Sherry Ingram’s class and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville have partnered to promote our theme  Gadsden Elementary Preschool welcomes Miss Analynn Smith, student this year as we encourage our stuteacher from the University of Tendents to “Say Yes To College”.  Pic The following students at Gadsden El- tured are Mrs. Sherry, Davian Green, nessee at Martin, to their classroom. Pictured are top row: Nate McCoy, Jacob Valdez, Bradley Alderman, ementary School were chosen as our AuBobby Ryan Craig, Ally Haynes, gust School Wide Positive Behavior stu- Shelby Gantt, Alen Ellis, Aiden ButAnnslee Miller, Gage Reasons, botdents:  front row - Nicole Reynolds, Aiden ler, Angelina Lipford, Bottom Row: tom row: Raymond Flores, Talon Natalier Moncier, Breanna Waldon, Boites, Ethan Borders, Ashley Boone, Fortenberry, River Johnson, bottom row: Erandy Ramirez, Octavian Caterine Grace Holl, Jayden Stevens, Matthew Williams, Jr., Ryan Milan Brooks, Breanna Willis, Maddie Sanders, Lynden Cole, Gracelyn Miller, Halle and Miss Analynn. Miller, and Marcela Flores and Hunter Davenport.

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


Gadsden Elementary PTO Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Gadsden Elementary School PTO will be hosting a spaghetti supper and silent auction at the school from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013. Spaghetti plates are $5 and kids under age 3 eat for $1. Take out is also available and will begin at 4:30 p.m. Bids for the auction will end at 6:30 p.m. Supper tickets should be purchased in advance and are available at the school. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. For more information, you may contact the school at 731-663-2453.

LADIES NIGHT OUT Thursday, October 17, 2013 Crockett Country Club 7:00pm-10:00pm Come shop with many local and regional vendors and enjoy a night with friends

Schedule of Events

Hosted by the Crockett Co Carl Perkins Center Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door for $15.00. Please contact the Center at 731-696-2452 or come by our location on East Park Street in Alamo to get your tickets!

BBQ Team Registration: $100 Includes all 4 categories: Boston Butt, Chicken, Ribs, and Anything Butt $1,000 Grand Championship Prize sponsored by Southern Pride $200 First Place Prize $100 Second Place Prize $50 Third Place Prize per category plus trophies

To participate in BBQ contest or to become a vendor or, contact the Crockett County Chamber of Commerce at 731-696-5120.

BBQ Contest Set up Oct 25 to 4pm

Judging starts Oct 26 10am

Music Festival Festivities start at 6pm LIVE MUSIC! Featuring Jeremy Warmeth & Funky Finger &

Visit Vendors! Showcasing the finest with something for everyone! Venders Set up for No Charge!


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Humboldt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center



1124 North Main Street • Dyer, TN 38330

3515 Chere Carol •Humboldt, TN 38343

Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center



260 Herndon Drive • Bells, TN 38006

580 West Main Street • Alamo, TN 38001

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


Because your future doesn’t retire.


TEConnection High Speed Internet

Because Instead of Certificates of Deposit, ask about a Single your future Premium Deferred Annuity with a First-Year Interest Bonus from Woodmen of the World. doesn’t October initial guaranteed interest rates are: retire.

4.30 % 4.55 % 4.30 % 4.75 % 4.55 % 4.75


Promotion available to residential customers currently on dial-up, contract renewals or new customers. Whiles supplies last, Apple TV® is a $99 value and offers a 1 year limited hardware warranty. Promotion requires a 36 month price guarantee. Applicable to all levels of High Speed Internet services offered by TEC. Not applicable with other Internet promotions. While TEC provisions its network and equipment to ensure that its customers can enjoy the speeds to which they subscribe, Internet speeds generally result from a “best effort” service and are dependent on a number of variables, many of which are outside the control of an Internet Service Provider. Service not available in some areas. Fees, taxes, surcharges and early termination fees apply. Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion.

Walnut Hill Estates offering

Premier Rental Properties

• The rates apply to certificates issued in October. The initial interest rate of 4.30% is guaranteed for the first certificate year and includes a first-year-only interest bonus of 3.00%. This initial rate is payable on a certificate with annuity values of $10,000-$24,999. The initial interest rate of 4.55% is guaranteed for Payable on a certificate with annuity the first certificate year and includes a firstvalues of $10,000-$24,999. year-only interest bonus of 3.00%. This initial Instead of Certificates of Deposit, ask about a Single rate is payable on a certificate with annuity values of $25,000-$99,999. The initial interest Premium Deferred Annuity with a First-Year Interest rate of 4.75% is guaranteed for the first Bonus from Woodmencertificate of the year World. and includes a first-year-only interest bonus of 3.00%. This initial rate is payable on a certificate with annuity values of $100,000-$499,999. After the first certificate year, a secondary interest rate of 1.00% is Payable on a certificate with annuity of the issued surrender •guaranteed The rates until applythe to end certificates in values of $25,000-$99,999. charge period, and interest a minimum interest October. The initial rate of 4.30%rate is of 1.00% isforguaranteed thereafter. year Renewal guaranteed the first certificate and interest rates are set monthly by Woodmen of includes a first-year-only interest bonus of the World willrate never be lower those 3.00%. Thisand initial is payable on athan certificate guaranteed. for current rates on certificates with annuityCall values of $10,000-$24,999. The with higher annuity may notfor be initial interest rate ofvalues. 4.55%Product is guaranteed Payable on a certificate with annuity available in all states. Contact a Woodmen of the first certificate year and includes a firstvalues of $10,000-$24,999. the Worldinterest Field Representative to findThis out initial if this year-only bonus of 3.00%. product is right for rate is payable onyou. a certificate with annuity Payable on a certificate with annuity values of $25,000-$99,999. • Certificate 7961-XX-0707 The initial interest values of $100,000-$499,999. rate of 4.75% is guaranteed for the first certificate year and includes a first-year-only interest bonus of 3.00%. This initial rate is Secondary guaranteed interest rate through surrender is 1.00%. payable on a charge certificateperiod with annuity values of $100,000-$499,999. After the first certificate Minimum guaranteed interest rate is 1.00% year, a secondary interest rate of 1.00% is Payable on a certificate with annuity guaranteed until the end of the surrender values of $25,000-$99,999. charge period, and a minimum interest rate of 1.00% is guaranteed thereafter. Renewal Name, Designation interest rates are set monthly by Woodmen of Title the World and will never be lower than those Address guaranteed. Call for current rates on certificates with higher annuity values. Product may not be City, State, ZIP available in all states. Contact a Woodmen of 000-000-0000 the World Field Representative to find out if this product is right for you. Payable on a certificate with annuity CD1073WOW 10/13 • Certificate 7961-XX-0707 values of $100,000-$499,999.

October initial guaranteed interest rates are:

Anthony Stallings Brandon Jones Secondary guaranteed interest rate through surrender charge Charlie period isMoore 1.00%. Area Manager Minimum guaranteed Field Representative Field Representative interest rate is 1.00% 731-663-4792

Homes, Duplexes, Apartments Call for Availability


Name, Designation Title Address City, State, ZIP 000-000-0000 CD1073WOW 10/13




Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Make a $5

Donation to the

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and receive a pink Charlie hat and bracelet.

Proud Statewide Sponsor

Thank you for helping save lives!

Stop by the Crockett County Farm Bureau to donate. 1039 South Cavalier Dr. • 731-696-2702

TN-Q B-B-Q CAFE At Green Frog Village

U.S. Hwy. 412 - Between Bells and Alamo - 15 miles west of Jackson, TN Hours: Thursday & Friday 10a.m. - 6p.m. Saturday 10a.m. - 4p.m. - Now Inside the Former Ja-Ja’s Cafe Jan Reynolds (731) 234-7309 Rick Reynolds (731) 225-1532

Thanks to all our er h t o n a r o f s r e m o t s u c s s e in s u b in r a e y t a e gr


Homemade desserts and Sides In addition to Resident Chef products, we now proudly carry Leann’s Homemade Fudge & Peanut Brittle.

Like us on Facebook TN Q BBQ for our weekly specials and desserts

Smoked Turkey



The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!

Please join CroCkett MediCal CliniC in welCoMing our newest staff MeMbers,

kylie turnage and Phyllis Moore. our Medical staff now includes dr. wayne rhearHierarchy and aPns Signage Headline


Support the Cause! Guess glasses and sunglasses

kylie turnage, Phyllis Moore, karen webb, kristin byrd and lori laman.

Schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam today to make sure your eyes are healthy and you are seeing your best.

Tier 1: Primary Vision Source-Doctor


Whe prop utili entr loca



For every frame sold, $5 will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Tier 2: Secondary Vision Mondays: 8am- 6pm • Tues-Thurs: 8am-5 pm •Source-Local Fridays: 8a.m. -Brand Noon

Crockett Medical Clinic D R . GLE N N EL L ISO R


59 South Bells Street • Alamo, TN 38001

O P•TO M E T R TN I S T • 731-696-4004 140 S. Bells Street Alamo, HOURS: Monday 8:30 - 7:00

135 S. Bells Street • Alamo, TN Lisa Privett DDr. R. G LE N N EL L I SO R 731-696-4004


HOURS: Monday 8:30 - 7:00 Tuesday 8:30 - 5:00 Tuesday 8:30 -• 5:00 Thursday Thursday8:30 8:30--5:00 5:00 ••Friday Friday 8:30 8:30 -- 5:00 5:00

731-696-5401 •• 1-800-796-0591


Tier 3: Local Brand Local Brand-Vision Source


ADAVANCED FAMILY EYECARE 1954 E Main Humboldt D R . G LE N N EL L I SO R Jule Nance 731-784-4720 267-4145 O P TO M E T R I S T 1-800-748-9512 1135 Alamo Gadsden $69,500 3BR/1BA home on .95 acres

130 ac Hwy 138 and Batchelor$513,500 Productive Row Crop Farm. Frontact on three sides.

+- 111 ac Dade Ellington$475,000 could be no-tilled. Hunting tract with deer and turkey. Gently rolling. Beautiful building sites.

Hickman Realty Group is your onestop shop for all your Crockett County Real Estate Needs! Land~Commercial Auction~Residential Let our extensive advertising and years of experience work for you!

Brad Lindsey 414-2318

Winfred Allen 420-4720

to Close



364 Byrd19997 $99,900 Hwy 794BR/2BA $69,900 on +-1 ac. 3R/1BA Very CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARYon INFORMATION OF VISION SOURCE AND ITS AFFILIATES 1.2 ac Private!

25 ac I40 and Lower BrownsvilleJackson$275,000

112 ac Dukes Lake Rd$650,000

12 ac Windy CityRd $92,400 10 Minutes to Jackson or Humboldt. Nice land, perfect for building your dream home, or a mini farm.

Johnson Grove/Frog Jump $200,000 56.8 ac. Great Duck, deer and turkey hunting. 45 wooded acres, 12 tillable leveed acres

20 ReeceMaury City $68,500 3BR/2BA

21706 Hwy 79 Gadsden $175,000 Nursery!

305 ac Diamond Grove Road$991,250



Follow us on Facebook!

Morris Jewelers 35 N. Lafayette Brownsville, TN 38012

Phone: 731-772-4042

Anniversary%Sale October 15-19

up to

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Donnie Hatcher

Come give us a try! 2300 N. Washington - Brownsville, TN. Just off 1-40 @ Exit 66 - From Crockett Co. - Hwy 54 to Brownsville Service Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. • NOW OPEN SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

50 off

the entire store Also Register for a $500 Shopping Spree to be given away Oct. 19

Stop by Morris Jewelers during the

731-772-9082 800-467-9101

and check out clearance items !


Hatchie Fall Festival Oct.19 Bring this coupon in to receive your Free Gift and a Discount Savings Card Good Oct. 15-19

Established in 1986

Bodkins Electric, Plumbing and Construction For all your building needs!

Insurance Claims, Roofing, Cabinets, Tile and Carpet Installation. Kenneth Bodkins

731-616-5328 • 731-696-4606



GM Oil & GM Filter Change & Lubrication Includes 27 Point Inspections

We accept most extended warranties on all makes

Towing Available SAME DAY SERVICE Certified Why wait 3 to 4 days to transmission get your car repaired? repairs best prices 3 yr 100.000 mile warranties Fall Coolant

(Diesel & Synthetic not included)

39.95 Synthetic Blend Oil Change


Rotate & Oil Change Multi Pt Inspec. on all GM Vehicles except diesel

Now Open Sat. from 8:00-1:00




2 Wheel Alignments $


The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


Crockett County Elementary Schools Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Menu October 2013 Monday

Crockett County Middle School Breakfast & Lunch Menu

USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Tuesday




1 Crunch Mania

2 Breakfast Pizza

3 Sausage Pancake on a Stick

4 Bacon & Biscuit

Cheeseburger Or Ham & Cheese Roll Up ½ C Steamed Broccoli ½ C Tomato & Trimmings Apple Slices

Spaghetti Or Grilled Cheese WG Crackers (4) ¼ C Green Beans ¼ C Slaw Frozen Fruit Cup

Ham & Pickle Roll Up Or Hot Dog ½ C Fried Okra ¼ C Golden Corn Orange Slices

Pepperoni Pizza Or Hot Ham & Cheese Sand. ¼ C Baked Fries ¼ C Fresh Carrot Sticks w/Dip Fruit Cocktail 7 FALL BREAK!!!

Pop Tart 1 oz. 100% Fruit Juice 6 oz. 8 FALL BREAK!!!

1 oz. Animal Crackers 1% White Milk 8 oz. 9 FALL BREAK!!!

.875 oz. Baked Chips 100% Fruit Juice 6 oz. 10 FALL BREAK!!!

.75 oz. Carnival Crunch 1% White Milk 8 oz. 11 FALL BREAK!!!

14 Pop Tarts

15 Sausage & Biscuit

16 Breakfast Bagel

17 Cereal 2 oz.

18 Bacon & Biscuit

Boneless Chicken Wings Or Mini Corn Dogs ¼ C Mashed Potatoes ¼ C Black Eyed Peas Mandarin Oranges

Breakfast for Lunch Sausage Patty Or Cheese Toast Biscuit, Gravy Scrambled Eggs Hash Browns Fruit Cocktail

Taco Puff Or Ham & Cheese Roll Up ½ C Sweet Potato Casserole ¼ C Green Beans Pineapple or Fruit Cocktail

Frito Chili Pie Or Turkey & Cheese Roll Up Corn on the Cob ½ C Broccoli w/Dip ¼ C Mac & Cheese Peaches

Hot Soup Day!!! w/Cheese Toast or Pimento Cheese w/Scoops ¼ C Salad w/Tomatoes ¼ C Tator Tots Banana

Keebler Elf Crackesr 1 oz. 1% Choc. Milk 8 oz. 21 Protein Honey Bun

Cheerios 2 oz. (Dry) 1% White Milk 8 oz. 22 Chicken & Biscuit

Sun Morning Mix Up 1.5 oz. 1% Chocolate Milk 8 oz. 23 Breakfast Pizza

1 oz. Animal Crackers 1% White Milk 8 oz. 24 Cereal 2 oz.

1 Large Banana 1% White Milk 8 oz. 25 Bacon & Biscuit

Chicken Nuggets Or Bologna & Cheese Roll Up ¼ C Mashed Potatoes ½ C Fried Okra Grapes

Hot Dog Or Pimento Cheese w/Scoops ¼ C Baked Beans ¼ C Baked Fries ¼ C Mac & Cheese Banana

Spaghetti Or Cheese Toast ¼ C Slaw ½ C Green Beans Fruit Side Kick or Peaches

Mini Burgers Or Ham & Pickle Roll Up Corn on the Cob ¼ C Sweet Potato Casserole Pineapple or Fruit Cocktail

Pepperoni Pizza Or Turkey & Cheese Wrap Fresh Carrot Sticks w/Dip ½ C Broccoli w/Cheese Apple Sauce

.875 oz. Baked Chips 1% Chocolate Milk 8 oz. 28 Sausage Pancake on a Stick

Pop Tart 1 oz. 100% Fruit Juice 6 oz. 29 Sausage & Biscuit

1 oz. Animal Crackers 1% White Milk 8 oz. 30 Breakfast Pizza

Cheerios 2 oz. (Dry) 1% White Milk 8 oz. 31 Bacon & Biscuit

.75 oz. Carnival Crunch 1% White Milk 8 oz.

Pop Corn Chicken Or Turkey & Cheese Roll Up ½ C Waffle Sweet Potato Fries ¼ C Corn ¼ C Mac & Cheese Apple Slices

Nachos w/Meat & Cheese Or Cheese Toast ½ C Steamed Carrots ½ C Brown Beans ½ C Fresh Carrot Sticks w/Dip Frozen Fruit Cup

Breakfast for Lunch Sausage Patty Or Cheese Toast Biscuit, Gravy Scrambled Eggs Hash Browns Fruit Cocktail

Turkey & Cheese Roll Up Or Pimento Cheese w/Scoops ½ C Fried Okra ¼ C Side Salad Grapes

Keebler Elf Crackesr 1 oz. 1% Choc. Milk 8 oz.

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

Sun Morning Mix Up 1.5 oz. 1% Chocolate Milk 8 oz.

1 Large Banana 1% White Milk 8 oz.

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

Breakfast is served FREE to all students. Lunch Prices Reduced Price Daily: $0.40 Weekly Reduced: $2.00 Monthly: $8.00 Elementary Daily: $2.25 Weekly: $11.25 Monthly: $56.25

October 2013 Monday

USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Tuesday




1 Apple Frudel

2 Chicken & Biscuit

3 Breakfast Bagel

4 Cinnamon Round

Chicken Tenders Or Deli Turkey on WG Bun WG Roll English Peas Mashed Potatoes

Cheeseburger Or Grilled Chicken Sandwich ½ C Trimmings ½ C Carrot Sticks Chips

Boneless Chicken Wings Or WG Corn Dog WG Roll ½ C Turnip Greens ½ C Sweet Potatoes

WG Stuffed Crust Pizza Or Pimento Cheese Sandwich ½ C Romaine Salad w/Tomato ½ C Potato Wedges 7 FALL BREAK!!!





14 Wms. Sausage & Biscuits

15 Cheese Sticks

16 Cinnamon Loaf Bread

17 Breakfast Bagel

18 Mini Pancakes

Breaded Steak w/Brown Gravy Or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich Mashed Potatoes Green Beans WG Roll

Meat Balls Or Hot Dog WG Roll/Bun Scalloped Potatoes Glazed Carrots

Spicy Chicken Sandwich Or Hamburger on WG Bun Trimmings Tomato Carrots

Fajita Chicken Or Beef & Bean Burrito Rice Mixed Salad Corn WG Tortilla

WG Stuffed Crust Pizza Or WG Corn Dog Mixed Green Salad Tomato Fries

21 Cherry Frudel

22 Cheese Sticks

23 Honey Bun

24 Chicken & Biscuit

25 Donut

Chicken Nuggets Or Deli Turkey on WG Bun Mashed Potatoes Green Peas WG Roll

Vegetable Beef Soup w/ ½ Sandwich Or Hot Ham & Cheese Sand. Crackers Tossed Salad Carrot Sticks

Taco Puff Or Cheeseburger on WG Bun Romaine Salad Tomato Seasoned Fries

Beef & Cheese Nachos w/Salsa & Rice or Breaded Chicken Sandwich Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese Refried Beans

WG Stuffed Crust Pizza Or Chicken Wrap ½ C Mixed Tossed Salad w/Tomato Potato Halves

28 Cinnamon Round

29 Pancake on a Stick

30 Wms. Sausage & Biscuit

31 Breakfast Flat Bread

Chicken Tenders Or WG Corn Dog Mashed Potatoes Green Beans WG Roll

Frito Chili Pie w/Cheese Or Hot Dog on WG Bun Carrot Sticks w/Dip Whole Kernal Corn

Cheeeseburger or Grilled Chicken Sandwich Trimmings Baked Beans Chips

Breaded Chicken Sandwich Or Meat Balls Cheesy Potatoes Glazed Carrots WG Roll

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

Breakfast is served FREE to all students. 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

CCMS/CCHS Daily: $2.50 Weekly: $12.50 Monthly: $62.50

Employees: $3.00 Visitors: $3.50

Employees: $3.00 Visitors: $3.50

Crockett County High School Breakfast & Lunch Menu October 2013 Monday

USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Tuesday




1 Breakfast Burrito or Pop Tart

2 WG Cheese Sticks or Cini Minis

3 Sausage & Biscuit or Cereal & Muffin

4 School Made Burrito or Honey Bun

Chicken Tenders Or Deli Turkey on WG Bun WG Roll ½ C English Peas ½ C Mashed Potatoes

Cheeseburger Or Grilled Chicken Sandwich ½ C Trimmings ½ C Carrot Sticks ½ C Fries

Boneless Chicken Wings Or WG Corn Dog WG Roll ½ C Turnip Greens ½ C Sweet Potatoes ½ C Black Eyed Peas

WG Stuffed Crust Pizza Or Pimento Cheese Sandwich ½ C Romaine Salad ¼ C Tomatoes ½ C Potato Wedges 7 FALL BREAK!!!





14 Chicken & Biscuit or Pop Tart

15 Bacon & Biscuit or Cherry Frudel

16 Pancake on a Stick w/Syrup or Donut

17 Breakfast Pizza or Cereal & Muffin

18 French Toast w/Syrup or Honey Bun

Breaded Steak w/Gravy Or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich ½ C Mashed Potatoes ½ C Green Beans WG Roll

Meat Balls Or Chili Cheese Hot Dog WG Roll/Bun ½ C Scalloped Potatoes ½ C Glazed Peas & Carrots

Spicy Chicken Sandwich Or Hamburger on WG Bun ½ C Trimmings ¼ C Tomato ½ C Carrots

Fajita Chicken Or Beef & Bean Burrito ½ C Rice ½ C Mixed Salad ¼ C Red Pepper & Onion WG Tortilla

WG Stuffed Crust Pizza Or WG Corn Dog ½ C Mixed Green Salad ¼ C Tomato ½ C Fries

21 Gravy & Biscuit w/Sausage or Pop Tart

22 Ham & Cheese Biscuit or 2 oz. Cereal

23 WG Cheese Stick or Cinni Mini

24 Open Faced Grilled Cheese w/Bacon or Donut

25 Sausage & Biscuit or Honey Bun

Chicken Nuggets Or Deli Turkey on WG Bun ½ C Mashed Potatoes ½ C Green Peas WG Roll

Vegetable Beef Soup w/ ½ Sandwich Or Hot Ham & Cheese Sand. Crackers ½ C Tossed Salad ½ C Carrot Sticks

Taco Puff Or Cheeseburger on WG Bun ½ C Romaine Salad ¼ C Tomato ½ C Seasoned Fries

Beef & Cheese Nachos w/Salsa & Rice or Breaded Chicken Sandwich ½ C Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese ½ C Refried Beans

WG Stuffed Crust Pizza Or Chicken Wrap ½ C Mixed Tossed Salad w/Tomato Potato Halves

28 Pancake on a Stick w/Syrup or Cereal & Muffin

29 Breakfast Burrito or Pop Tart

30 WG Cheese Stick or Mini Pancakes

31 Chicken & Biscuit or Apple Frudel

Chicken Tenders Or WG Corn Dog ½ C Mashed Potatoes ½ C Green Beans WG Roll

Frito Chili Pie w/Cheese Or Hot Dog on WG Bun ½ C Carrot Sticks w/Dip ½ C Whole Kernal Corn

Cheeeseburger or Grilled Chicken Sandwich ½ C Trimmings ½ C Baked Chips

Breaded Chicken Sandwich Or Meat Balls ½ C Cheesy Potatoes ½ C Glazed Carrots WG Roll

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

Breakfast is served FREE to all students. 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

Thresholds Weather-stripping Pipe Insulation Caulking Plastic Sheeting Insulating Foam Heaters • Gloves Fiberglass Insulation

Alamo Construction Supply 1058 W. Church St. • Alamo, TN.



Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Where in the World Is THE CROCKETT ROCKET?

Chuckwagon Races - Clinton, Ark. Caption: Sisters Teresa Bohanan and Nancy Harper beJames Dean and Judy Mask, Jane and Joe Harden, ing captured by King Kong in Branson, Mo. Jimmy Stephenson, Diane VanDyke, Eddie and Rita Ray, Andy and Sheila Carlton

Ronald C. Tillman, M.D., F.A.A.F.P. Melody L. Tillman, F.N.P.

AlamoFAMILY Family Medicine PRACTICE 157 North Bells St • Alamo, TN

For Appointments Call: 731-696-5551

    Dear  Friends,         We  are  once  again  planning  to  deck  the  halls  and  ring  those  bells!     Christmas  in  Crockett  will  lead  the  way  in  bringing  in  the  holiday  cheer!   Please  join  us  Saturday,  November  16th  for  Alamo  City  School’s  Shopping   Spectacular  from  9  A.M.  until  2  P.M.  in  the  gym.    You  may  join  us  after  12  P.M.  on   Friday,  November  15th  to  set  up  your  booth  until  7  P.M.      Vendors  may  arrive  after  7   A.M.  on  Saturday.    Each  booth  will  be  10x10.     If  you  would  like  to  reserve  your  booth,  please  fill  out  the  form  below  and   return  it  along  with  your  $50  nonrefundable  fee.    We  will  accept  vendors  on  a  first   come  basis.    We  will  allow  vendors  to  select  placement  on  our  map  of  the  gym   according  to  when  we  receive  payment.         If  you  know  of  any  other  vendors  who  might  be  interested  in  renting  a  booth,   please  let  us  know.    We  would  be  delighted  to  talk  to  you  about  any  questions  you   may  have  at  (731)  686-­‐5515.     Sincerely,     Amy  Luckey   Alamo  City  School   265  East  Park  Street   Alamo,  Tennessee  38001   (731)  696-­‐5515       Name  ______________________________________________________________________     Address    __________________________________________________________________       Phone  Number  _________________________________________________________________     Email__________________________________________________________     __________    Yes,  please  reserve    _______  booth(s)  for  me  for  Saturday,  November  16th   for  my  __________________  booth.  

_________    Yes,  I  will  need  electricity.     _________    Yes,  I  would  be  interested  in  Christmas  In  Crockett  t-­‐shirt  information.  

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


CCHS 1959 Class Reunion 50th Wedding Anniversary

The Crockett High School class of 1959 held their annual reunion on September 14, 2013 at Maury City Baptist Church and then had dinner at the Olympic Steak House in Bells. Pictured below from left to right Marie Carper Adams, Ms. Hilda Mount, Cricket Bushart Tharp, Ann Mount Stanley and J. W. King, 2nd Row Larry Chapman, Glenn Kee, Ralph Poston, Billy Lynn Agee, Charles Gibbons and Don Puckett. Those attending but not pictured George Robertson, Don King and Edwin Tritt.

Jimmy and Pat Hargett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently in Pigeon Forge. They were married on September 14, 1963 in Alamo.  They have three children, Stoney Hargett, Darla Gray, and Jennifer Martin. They also have 10 grandchildren. Their home for the last forty-seven years has been in Johnson Grove.  




Compass Test required for admission Pre-registration for the test is required Cost of the test: $15 Government issued photo ID required For more information, including testing dates, contact the college at (731) 635-3368 Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. TTC Ripley offers equal opportunity for admissions to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age or disability. Financial Aid/VA available to qualifying applicants A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution

Alamo (731) 696-4709

Bells (731) 663-2031

Crockett Mills (731) 677-2284

Gadsden (731) 784-1943

Cypress (731) 663-2031

Visit us at


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket -October 2013

Hundreds of people from across the country enjoyed numerous rides this weekend during the 15th annual Buck Creek St. Jude Trail Ride. Hundreds enjoy 15th annual Buck Creek St. Jude Trail Ride

by Greg Tucker, The Crockett Reporter Though she’s never been a patient of St. Jude and has no children, Kathy Moore has spent the last 15 years coordinating a huge community event that attracts people from all across the country to Crockett County. In the past 15 years, she and numerous volunteers have raised more than $300,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis through the Buck Creek St. Jude Trail Ride. This year’s ride raised $68,800. In 1999, Moore volunteered to coordinate a Saddle Up® for St. Jude event after relocating from Arkansas to Tennessee. She had enjoyed participating in Saddle Up events while living in Arkansas but couldn’t seem to find one in her new location. So she opted

to do it herself. The event outgrew its original home near the mounds at Friendship and eventually moved to Terry Weaver’s farm on Weaver Road between Nance and Quincy in rural Crockett County. This year’s ride extended down Hwy. 152 and travelled toward Trenton along Hwy. 54 before looping back to Weaver Farms. Following the first event, which had about 65 riders raised about $2,800, Moore’s trail ride has grown to encompass three days of fun, music, games and multiple trail rides. And as attendance has grown to more than 400 riders, so has the donation to St. Jude, which has totaled more than $300,000 over the past decade and a half. Two young ladies who have benefited from treatments at St. Jude and support the trail ride are Lilly Martin, granddaughter of Jimmy and Pat Hargett, and Kinsee Whiteaker. Both addressed the crowd gathered at the trail ride prior to the auction on Saturday. “I had cancer three years ago and was treated at St. Jude,” said Whiteaker, who was diagnosed with cancer three years ago and has undergone a bone marrow transplant at St. Jude. “If you can do anything to help St. Jude, please do it. They provide help for hundreds of children every day.” Moore reminds the community that St. Jude treats children without regard to race, religion, creed or ability to pay. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never Gavin Holtzclaw, age 12, asked to pay. Since opening in 1962, it has treated Larry Whitten holds up trail bags to had a blast taking on the children from all 50 states in the United States and collect donations from participants at mechanical bull at the 15th more than 70 foreign countries. Donations are acthe Trail Ride auction. The bags were annual Buck Creek St. cepted at any time by calling Kathy Moore at 731then auctioned off with the undisJude Trail Ride this week617-1225. closed amount of money inside end.

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


Studio on Main Celebrates Five Years of Singing On September 8th, Studio on Main Celebrated five years of music making. In the summer of 2008, Katie Hicks, along with family and friends remodeled an old building in downtown Friendship. Flyers were sent out to schools in August, about a small town business that offered private vocal instruction, and ensemble singing. Studio on Main opened that September with 24 students ages pre-k through college age. In five short years, Studio on Main has grown to over 75 students from Crockett, Lauderdale, Madison, Henderson, Dyer, and Gibson Counties. “We are so grateful for the support of the community, the county, and the parents of our students,” said Hicks. “We felt blessed when we had 24. We never imagined this much growth, and we are thankful for the opportunity to instill a love for singing and music into the lives of our singers.” Over the years, Studio on Main’s students have performed at numerous community and charitable events, musicals, talent competitions, and their annual spring and winter studio performances. Mrs. Hicks, along with Assistant Vocal Coach, Miss Lauren Privette, teach vocal health and anatomy, proper singing techniques including warm-ups, perfecting tone, breath control and support, dynamics, and change in registration. The ensembles and soloists rehearse and sing a wide variety of music from pop to choral. This year the team implemented a point system in which students compete in through their ensembles and solo singing. The students get a point for singing at outside venues and school events, attendance, and music theory completion. “We love to see our students learn music and to be active in their communities through singing.”, said Hicks. “We are preparing future musicians. Whether they aspire to be a vocalist at the college level, a show choir singer, church singer, or even a famous musician, they need the knowledge of proper technique, and how to understand and read music. We think our new point system gives them the extra motivation to get there!” Studio on Main will host their winter performance at Hope Hall in Jackson, TN. Their website, is an interactive website with pictures of past performances and more details about the studio. “Studio on Main looks forward to many more years of singing. We are so thankful for such a talented group of students, for such supportive parents and for such a welcoming community. We know that with a lot of hard work, support, and prayers,….. passion and business can mix and succeed, even in the smallest of towns. We are humbled and grateful for the opportunity to teach, to sing, and to learn.“ - Katie Hicks

Cavalier Pharmacy 8 N. Cavalier Dr. Suite A Alamo, TN 38001 731-696-4000

• Convenient Drive-Thru Window • Prescription Compounding Service • Fast, Friendly and Reliable Service • Free Local Delivery • 24 Hour Emergency Prescription Service • Accept all Major Insurances and Offer Affordable Cash Prices • Free Medicare Part D Drug Plan Consulting


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

4-H Fall Judging Day

By: Tonya G. Bain Can you select a healthy menu? Can you grill a tasty piece of chicken? Can you make wise consumer decisions? Crockett County 4-H members can, and did, at the recent Western Region 4-H Fall Judging Day. Held in Jackson, this event brought more than 250 4-H youth together to showcase their knowledge and talents. The Western Region 4-H Fall Judging Day consisted of several 4-H events. Crockett County had teams in the 4-H Life Skills contest, the 4-H Outdoor Meat Cookery contest and the 4-H Consumer Decision Making contest. The teams did a great job representing 4-H and Crockett County. In the 4-H Life Skills contest, one junior high team and two individuals competed. The team of Sydnee Kalinisan, Sarah Myers and Reagan Bain placed 4th out of 9 teams. Reagan Bain was named the 6th place high scoring individual for the Life Skills contest. Kylee Raab and Paul Myers also competed in the contest as individuals. They both did an outstanding job for their first time! The Outdoor Meat Cookery Team grilled their way to a 3rd place victory! Team members included Bailey Hutchison, Katelyn Wilson, Parker Bain and Hannah Smith. Bailey Hutchison grilled a tasty piece of chicken, and earned a 6th place ranking in the Poultry division. Katelyn Wilson claimed top honors in the Lamb division, as she placed first with her flavorful lamb chop. Parker Bain competed in the Pork division, and grilled a great pork chop that earned him a 4th place ranking. Hannah Smith tackled the Beef division and placed 10th with her juicy rib eye. Crockett County also had participants in the 4-H Consumer Decision Making contest. The team of Cameron Sanford, Micah Raab, Marcus Ivie and Katelyn Wilson placed 3rd, earning them a trip to the State 4-H Consumer Decision Making Contest in Knoxville in October. Cameron Sanford earned top honors when he was named the 3rd place High Scoring Individual in the contest. Congratulations to these teams for a job well done!

Outdoor Meat Cookery team….Bailey Hutchison, Parker Bain, Katelyn Wilson, Hannah Smith

Katelyn Wilson….High Scoring Individual in Lamb for Outdoor Meat Cookery

Consumer Decision Making Team – Micah Raab, Marcus Ivie, Cameron Sanford, Katelyn Wilson

Life Skills team……Kylee Raab, Reagan Bain, Sarah Myers, Sydnee Kalinisan and Paul Myers

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


Alamo City School exhibit art Paige Joyner (and some of her students!) showed their art during a reception at Learning Resource Center, Dyersburg State Community College, 1510 Lake Rd., Dyersburg Student artwork in Mrs. Paige’s DSCC Exhibit 1st grade “Clinic Canvas” – Brianna Kirby & George Goldsby, Eli Greenburg & Addison Mitchell, Giselle Garduno & Gayle Prescott, Reese Barker & Star Morris, Morgan Sanders, Maria Velazquez, Landan French, Kaylee White 2nd grade “Funny Faces” – Rachel Combs, Harrison Vance, Kimber Cisco, Lilly Carter, Grant Carroll, Kaeleigh Morris, Jonathan Wilkins, Samuel Kalinison, Joy Evans, Emmie Leonard, Mary Wilson, Caleigha Allen, Jessie Philllips Paige Joyner and ACS students showing their artwork. 3rd grade “Foil Figures” – Itzamary Mena, Joshua Sanchez, Lawson Bailey, Eden LaRue, Kyndal Edwards, Lyric Boals, Bo Woods, Leanthony Cathey, Laurel Woods, Chloe Reynolds, Luke Uselton, Sherlyn Gonzales 4th grade “Monoprints” – Ella Legions, Hannah Tinker, Alondra Uribe, Jake Park, Hayden Wilson, Anna Goldsby, Harkese Haliburton, Noah LaRue, Mia Kate Riggsbee, America Villareal, Bethany Hughes, Katie Castellaw, Bella Archie, Abby Erlandson, Rachel Luckey, Gracie Caldwell, Maggie Barker, Calandria Pettigrew 6th grade “Clinic Canvases” – Katie Matthews, Austyn Reeves, Ryan Cummings, Timothy McCord, Liv Morford

Grandparents Day at Alamo City School

Austin Harden (5th grade) with Earlie and Rev. Clear King.

Billy O’Brian (3rd grade) and Lizzy O’Brian with Mr. and Mrs. Jule Nance

Carson Ballard (1st grade) and Linda King

Ava Thomason (3rd grade) and Tripp McCurry (kindergarten) with Cathy Butler.

Leah Morris (3rd grade) and Lauren Morris (6th) with Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Naylor

Neeley Hutchens (2nd grade) with Mr. and Mrs. John Hutchens.

Nolan Bailey (6th grade) with Lana Hughes

Rebecca Butler (2nd grade) with Mr. & Mrs. Joe Butler


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

He was someone you should have met by Nancy Harper Mitchell H. “Micky” Bohannon was born in Maury City on April 22, 1943 to Lydle H. and Corrinne (Mayo) Bohannon. In his teens, he moved to Oklahoma to live with his great-uncle Chris Bohannon, an animal trainer and rodeo clown who became his mentor. Growing up in Maury City, he had a neighbor who gave him a fox. He taught the fox how to do dog-style tricks—a love began at the age of five to train animals which led him to an interesting and challenging career. He worked at a number of odd jobs, trying to stay close to animals such as a rodeo clown or animal caregiver. His big break came in the early 1980s when Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus hired him as one of their head animal trainers with “The Greatest Show on Earth”—a tremendous honWelcome to Jennings; home of world famous animal or. After the Ringling Brothers bought a well-trained buffalo, only Bohannon trainer, Micky Bohannon could get it to perform. As an animal trainer, he taught dogs to parachute from ladders and a buffalo to seesaw. He traveled with the circus and worked with all manner of wild and exotic animals: lions, tigers, rhinoceroses, bears, monkeys and many more. He would take an elephant to the car wash or ride a camel to the local café and hitch it outside. The big-top life became a family affair as his wife Sandy joined him along with their son and daughter, assisting with performances and riding animals. They traveled the country and did dozens of shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden. His finest time was when he trained a horse to lie down. That doesn’t sound like a big deal, but there’s much more to the story. A young girl named Julie, who loved horses, was injured in a riding accident leaving her a paraplegic. In fear of having to give up her love of riding horses, she reached out to an animal trainer. Bohannon started training Julie and her horse. Training included teaching the horse to lie down so Julie could climb on from her wheelchair. It was Bohannon under the horse as it leaned but rolled the wrong way. It was a trainer who crawled in the pasture, teaching the horse to lay down two inches from the wheelchair or to lie down beside its rider if he or she had the misfortune to Animal trainer Micky Bohanfall off. Surely he had lots of bruises and kicks trying to train a horse for this young girl. To better non takes Tank, a six-month-old understand specific needs, Bohannon worked from a wheelchair as he trained the horse. white rhino, for a walk through News traveled about Bohannon training a horse for a girl in a wheelchair; he also worked with the parking area of the civic a quadriplegic veteran, training a horse for him. He was a man who made many disabled people’s center in Birmingham, Ala. lives worth living by training animals to help them. Bohannon served on the board of a therapeu- Tank and Bohannon were part tic riding program at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, and he felt good about the people he of the Ringling Brothers Barhelped. num & Bailey Circus.

(continued on page 31)

Lumley Tire Company 6352 Hwy 88 • Maury City, TN


Owners: Bobby Gene, Will, & Steven Lumley

Hours: M - F, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Sat. - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Brakes • Oil Changes • Shocks, & Struts • Bearings Automotive, Tractor, 4-wheeler, & Lawn Tires Field & Road Service 731-234-0350

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

(continued from page 30)

Follow us on Facebook!


The Bohannon family lived near Jennings, Okla. While he was training animals, he would bring some of them to Jennings for training. There was an indoor arena near the post office where the animals would perform for the curious residents. It was told that when he received a new animal, he would often sleep alongside it for days—he liked his animals. Don’t you know he had tons of animal stories he could tell. One episode he told about was an elephant story. Bohannon had taken off his shirt and hung it on a trailer while he worked. One pocket in his shirt held his cigarettes and another pocket held an envelope with $1,000 in cash. After a while, he needed a smoke and went for the shirt, only to discover it was gone. He looked over at a nearby elephant and noticed his shirt was under the elephant’s feet. The shirt pockets Micky Bohannon was associated with L.V. Sandhad been ripped apart and his cigarettes were gone, along with the money. The ers, who is best known for his work in “Mr. Ed,” a elephant received two gallons of mineral oil as Bohannon wanted his money television series about a talking horse. back. The next day, he was rewarded with a great surprise, although it wasn’t easy getting there. He washed the money fragments, put them in a shoebox, and took the box to the bank, which in turn sent the fragments to the U.S. Treasury Department—he received $760 back for his effort. Another episode was a slight problem with a toll booth attendant about the number of axles on his trailer when Bohannon noticed the attendant was eating popcorn. Knowing that his elephants loved popcorn, he opened the compartments on the trailer containing the elephant. Driving slowly by the toll booth, he watched as the elephant stuck its trunk out of the trailer into the booth searching for the popcorn. Bohannon said the attendant freaked out, jumped out of her seat with popcorn flying, started screaming and looking for a way to get out. Bohannon pulled out quickly before the troopers showed up. Sadly to say, one day the rhino called Tank swung its head the wrong direction and caught Bohannon’s glasses driving them into his skull. It was reported that Bohannon said it would have killed him if it had hit him anywhere but his head. Those who knew Bohannon in his younger days made comments like he would fight a circle saw, he was gifted at anything he tried to do like welding and such, he had a big heart, was mischievous, loved to play marbles at school in a way he always won, and that he was very much like all those growing up in the 50s. Later in his life, some said he was a likeable, country guy. He was some7 one you should have met. Jimmy Cook, a childhood friend, said that he saw Micky a few years before he died and heard some wonderful news. Jimmy’s friend told him “Let everyone know back home that I’ve been saved and I’m going to heaven.” About a week before he died, 600 Main Main Street 522 Street••Friendship Friendship Bohannon called Jimmy and said, “I’ll be waiting on the other side for you. Good bye.” Micky Bohannon passed away on Friday, April 13, 2012, at his Hours: Monday - Friday- 8:00 8:00a.m. a.m.- 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Hours: Monday-Friday p.m. home near Jennings, Okla. with his family by his side at the age of 68.

AllCare Medical 731-677-3000

Join us every Wednesday morning Children & Adults for free breakfast from 8:30-9:30

StanleyStanley RoofingRoofing Co. Co. Antwine Road 1150 Norris Road Crossing246 Road 246 Antwine Gadsden,TN 38337 Bells, TN Gadsden,TN 38337

Commercial, New, Flat, New, Residential Flat, & Commercial Commercial, Roofs, Shingles, Shingle, Metal Roofs Metal Roofs Shingle, PVC, and Metal For allTPO your roofing needs! Roofs We Top It AllFor all your roofing needs! For all your roofing needs! TopItItAll All WeWe Top

Paul 780-1234 - Robert 617-0249

Paul 780-1234 - Robert 617-0249

Back to School Pediatric Karen Emison, FNP Wellness Exams

& Adult Care no appointment necessary

We accept BlueCare, AmeriChoice, Medicare, & Most Commercial Insurances


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

“Kutie” Kasen Webb Entertained Residents And Staff Of Bells Nursing And Rehab With An Afternoon Visit.    Kasen’s Precious Smile And Outgoing Personality Was The Highlight Of The Day.   Kasen Is The 6 Month Old Son Of Kamrie Antwine, Lpn At The Facility.

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


W. Taylor Hughes Attorney at Law

Hardee, Martin & Donahoe, P.A. 213 E. Lafayette - Jackson, TN 38301



• Criminal Defense • Probate and Estates • Real Estate • Personal Injury • Workers Compensation • Social Security Disability • Divorce • Bankruptcy

Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013 The Crockett Rocket ~ September 2010 Follow us on Fa

Alamo Nursing & Rehab Center   Honored Crockett County first responders with a breakfast buffet 9-11-13    522 Main St./Friendship 7731-677-3000 Urgent Care Preventive Care Women's Health Well Child Checks DOT + Sports Physicals Weight Loss Management Chronic Disease Management Onsite: Lab EKG Lung Function Test

Harold E. Dorsey Attorney at Law

Criminal Law • Divorce Child Custody • Personal Injury 10 S. Johnson Street, Alamo, TN 38001 Phone: 731-696-5115 Fax: 731-696-2275

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Thursday

Recen ing to nomic spoke Coun the Ye the ev evenin tions, CCHS Moun ment gener good


35 Spacious Apartments for Independent Living 840 Square Feet or Private Living Space 24 Hour Security Freshly Prepared Meals, Scheduled Activities, Family Atmosphere, Smoke-Free Environment, Full Service Laundry, Handicapped Bathroom and Call Service, Fully Furnished Kitchen in each Apartment, Community Beverage Area, Private Mailbox, and Friendly, Committed Staff

Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation



The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


107 S. Lafayette Avenue 5342 College Street Brownsville, TN 38012 Bells, TN 38006 731-772-1551 731-663-2766


Without Cemetery Arrangements Includes: Basic Services $1350, Embalming $600, Care of Remains $150, Visitation $400, Funeral Ceremony $400, Removal $200, Hearse $200, Flower Van $200, 20 Ga. Non-Sealer Casket $650, Steel Graveliner $850

These prices do not include taxes or cash advances and are subject to change without notice.

With Cemetery Arrangements Includes above funeral arrangements plus: One grave space in Brownsville Memorial Gardens, Opening and Closing grave, and 24�X12� individual granite monument with installation



Follow us on Facebook!

Perry Automotive

has been known for excellent service, great tires and quality people. Locally owned and managed. If you have a question or a concern, we’re here to help.

Whatever your car repair service or tire needs, you’ve come to the right place!

Perry Automotive 112 N. Bells Street • Alamo


The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Harber-Laman Apartments 89 South Burns Street Alamo, TN 38001

$450 per mo

Vacancies available in Newly Renovated, Privately Owned Harber-Lamen Apartments

• 2 Bedroom • Newly Carpeted • Nice Large Kitchen and Bath with Newly Tiled Floors • Quiet Neighborhood with On-Site Security • Conveniently Located within walking distance of downtown Alamo

Call 731-696-4670 for more details!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


CALL ME: 780-2487

1103 Norris Crossing Road - Bells, TN 38006



Serving Crockett County and surrounding areas for over 40 years

Handyman Services - Flooring - Siding

Those leaves are falling off CASH TREES. Your timber could be worth thousands of dollars! Call me at 780-2487 and we can determine quickly how much your timber is worth. Let’s talk today about harvesting your timber.

Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation

Painting - Roofing - Gutters

A Peterson Company “From Vision to Reality”

Windows - Doors - Landscaping


Perfect Sleeper Lakewood




per set

Ken Davis, Agent 58 58West WestMain MainStreet Street Alamo, Alamo,TN TN38001 38001 Bus: Bus:731-696-5924 731-696-5924 731-696-5925

Life insurance shouldn’t wait. Even though life is busy, take a moment to reflect on what’s most important. For peace of mind, protect your family with State Farm life insurance. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY. ®


1413 Main Street - Humboldt, TN


State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI) Bloomington, IL 0901038.1


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013

Follow us on Facebook!


General & Family Dentistry • Invisalign • Lumineers Full Oral Reconstruction • TMD Treatment Sedation Dentistry • Cosmetic Veneers • Zoom Whitening

Brownsville 1203 E. College (731) 772-4567


6058 Hwy 412 (731) 663-9999


2574 Christmasville Cove Suite G • (731) 300-3000


“The Event Place” The unique venue for any event. Host your reception, luncheon, meeting, party, reunion, or simple get-together.

Where being home is feeling better Half day (6 hours) $200.00 Full day (12 hours) $350.00

96 South Bells St Alamo, TN


154 South Bells - Suite A Alamo, TN.

731-696-4581 800-666-4147


Follow us on Facebook!

The Crockett Rocket - October 2013


CHRIS SHERROD Realtor, ABR 731-694-5925 BLUE SKIES REAL ESTATE 731-512-1234 3021 Hwy. Bypass Suite 106, Jackson, TN

Each Office Independatly Owend & Operated

95 Jerusalem Bells


512 E Main Street Alamo


Mother-in-law Suite

132 E Church Street Alamo


REDUCED 153 & 159 Misty Lane - Bells

3314 Gumflat Road Bells


$62,900 136 Slayton Rd Crockett Mills



113 Misty Lane - Bells



$129,900 45 Rogers Lane Bells


167 S Mulberry Street Alamo


150 E Church St. Alamo

136 Layne Drive Bells

257 S. Cavalier Drive Alamo

174 CM Jakcon Street Crockett Mills


107 Lanier Alamo


412 East Church Street Alamo




207 Cross Street Rutherford

250 Carter Street Maurey City

144 & 150 Misty Lane Bells

45 Rogers Lane Bells




20299 Hwy 70-79 Gadsden


E. Park Street - Alamo


167 Poplar St - Gadsden


530 Bailey Road Gadsden




Hwy 412 & Hwy 70 Bells


364 Alamo Circle Alamo 212 King Cove Halls


21 N Taylor Drive Bells



4 Antwine Road Gadsden

145 & 151 Misty Lane Bells


49 Fruitland Eldad Road Trenton

4 Antwine Road Gadsden


4 Antwine Road - Gadsden Tract 4 & 5 are 5 acre Lots $24,900 each



4.5 acres 95 Tracy Street Bells 58 S Johnson Street Alamo



19 Cypress Road - Alamo


Lot E. Park - Alamo


20 HWY 412 & Pond Church Rd. Alamo


Lot 50+ acres 13231 Hwy. 211 N. Newbern


158 Leigh Lane Bells

135 Antwine Rd Gadsden



E Church Street - Alamo


205 E Park Street Alamo


Crockett Rocket October 2013  
Crockett Rocket October 2013