Wilber Lloyd “Coon” Hyder

Posted by | April 1, 2015 10:09 am

Wilber Lloyd “Coon” Hyder, of Sparta, passed away March 31, 2015, at Highlands Medical Center in Sparta.

Mr. Hyder was born April 29, 1928, in White County, to Wilber Luster and Willie Elizabeth Brady Hyder.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; wife, Henry Lou Thompson Hyder; daughter, Sandra Elaine Hyder; sons, Melvin Lloyd Hyder and William “Chipper” R. Hyder.

Survivors include his son Timothy “Tim” C. Hyder, of Sparta; daughter, Lou Ann Adcock and son-in-law Myron Adcock, of Sparta; five grandchildren, Deeter Hyder, Amanda N. Bullis and husband Carl Bullis, Ariane Caskey and husband Dale Caskey, Aja Hyder, Ethan Hyder; 11 great-grandchildren, Luke, Logan, Jordan, Tori, Alli, Payton, Harlee, Gage, Colten, Maddie, Raylee; and several nieces, nephews and friends.… Read More

Immediate opening in the inserting department at THE EXPOSITOR

Posted by | April 1, 2015 10:01 am

A part-time position has come available at THE EXPOSITOR. Piece rate work on Tuesday AM, Wednesday afternoon and evenings, Friday and Sunday afternoon. Some hourly tasks go with job. 20-25 hours a week. Send resume or apply in person with appointment. Call (931) 836-3284. Ask for Jim.

Lloyd “Coon” Hyder

Posted by | April 1, 2015 6:49 am

Lloyd “Coon” Hyder, 86, of Sparta, passed away March 31, 2015, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dye the Easter eggs, but don’t handle the chicks

Posted by | April 1, 2015 6:41 am

Those Easter baskets are often filled with candy and colorful eggs. However, there is one type of gift you should avoid during the holiday—baby chicks and ducklings. Live poultry commonly carry Salmonella germs. When humans handle the birds, the bacteria can spread.  Children, the elderly, and people with other health conditions are most susceptible to a severe reaction. Do not let children younger than five, elderly persons, or people with weak immune systems handle chicks, ducklings or other live poultry. If you do come into contact with a bird, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after.



Organic farmers offered reimbursement for certification costs

Posted by | April 1, 2015 6:30 am

Tennessee farmers who grow organic crops and have become USDA certified can now qualify for a cost share reimbursement for the costs of their certification. Certified organic producers can apply to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture for a 75 percent cost share up to a maximum of $750 to help defray costs related to receiving and maintaining organic certification, including inspection costs. Organic operations that have achieved certification since Oct. 1, 2014 meet the time qualification to seek reimbursement, as do organic operations that become certified between now and Sept. 30, 2015. Organic certification typically costs small farm producers between $600 and $1,000 annually.

Fruit and vegetable farmers offered reimbursement

Posted by | April 1, 2015 6:25 am

Tennessee farmers who grow fruits or vegetables and have received Good Agriculture Practices certification are eligible to receive reimbursement for costs related to certification for field or packing house audits. Reimbursements are limited to 50 percent of an individual’s certification costs up to a maximum of $1,500. Expenses related to the certification must be incurred between Jan. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2015. Applications are approved on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted. For more information visit http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/marketing/fruitsvegetables.shtml. You can also contact Tammy Algood at 615-837-5347 or email Tammy.Algood@tn.gov

New options offered with 2015 Agricultural Enhancement Program

Posted by | April 1, 2015 6:18 am

Tennessee Department of Agriculture has set June 1-7 as the application period for the 2015 Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program. Producers fulfill requirements to defray the costs of strategic investments in their operation. Farmers can qualify for up to 50 percent cost share, with a maximum reimbursement of up to $15,000, depending on the project. Producers may apply online or submit an application by mail, which must be postmarked June 1 through June 7. Instructions for accessing TAEP Online accounts and applying for 2015 funds are listed at www.tn.gov/taep and outlined in the printed applications. For more information or for an application, call 1-800-342-8206 or visit www.TN.gov/taep

Tuesday’s WCHS spring sports results

Posted by | April 1, 2015 4:11 am

Several WCHS teams were in action on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon.

The WCHS baseball team was defeated 6-2 by Cookeville, which completed the District 6AAA series sweep by the Cavaliers.

The Lady Cavalier softball team defeated the Warriorettes 9-0 in Cookeville.

The WCHS soccer team got their first win of the season when they defeated Rhea County 4-2 on the road.

On Monday, the WCHS tennis team split with Coffee County.

Get complete details of all events in Thrusday’s print edition.

Federal farm assistance approved for ice storm damage

Posted by | March 31, 2015 2:35 pm

Emergency Conservation Program has been approved for White, Van Buren and Putnam counties. Signup for the program will be April 1-30, 2015, at the Farm Service Agency Office, 749 Millers Point Road, in Sparta. Interested persons should immediately call (931) 738-7822 ext. 2 or toll free 1-888-400-5441 ext. 2 or email jennifer.wilson@tn.usda.gov or sheri.crain@tn.usda.gov to learn information needed when completing application forms. Office hours are  8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

ECP will provide cost-share assistance to rehabilitate farmlands damaged by the ice storm by helping with debris cleanup from fields and access roadways where the debris interferes with normal farming operations and productive capacity of the land. In some cases major damage to permanent fences may qualify for cost-share assistance.… Read More

Aaron Shafer Bike Race provides funds for Sparta causes

Posted by | March 31, 2015 2:02 pm

In 2010, Aaron Shafer planned Sparta’s first annual bike race while serving on the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce. Though Shafer passed away before the race took place, the race went on. Now in its 6th year, participation has more than doubled since the first race, in which 134 racers participated, and proceeds from the race have been donated to multiple local organizations in his honor. For more information on this year’s race and the many organizations the foundation has supported with donations, see Monday’s edition of The Expositor.

Homecoming for Bubba Johnson

Posted by | March 31, 2015 12:39 pm

Friends and family will be hosting a homecoming for Larry “Bubba” Johnson who has suffered through severe medical issues and multiple surgeries since December 2014. The event will be Saturday, May 30, at Sparta Civic Center. Bubba, a well known musician and former school bus driver, has experienced numerous setbacks on his road to recovery. There will be a yard sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A gospel singing will be held that evening. Hamburgers and hot dogs, drinks and desserts. Other events will also take place. All funds raised will go to help pay Bubba’s medical expenses. For more information call Cindy Rogers (931) 256-5158.

Climate Crew receives award from the State

Posted by | March 31, 2015 10:08 am

Left ro Right: Cindy Langford, Steven Hunt, Cheyanne Fisher, Whitney Kirby

Federal Projects Director of the White County Board of Education, Cindy Langford, awards White County High School’s Climate Crew with a letter of appreciation from the State of Tennessee. Steven Hunt, Cheyanne Fisher, and Whitney Kirby accept this award on behalf of the Climate Crew for all the great accomplishments.

Read more about the Climate Crew and how they are helping the community in Monday’s edition of The Expositor.

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