Monthly Archives: December 2003

The head elf talks

Posted on December 29, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Expositor: ‘How long have you been doing this job?’
Santa: ‘It’s been a really long time. I don’t like to talk about my age, but let’s just say I make Methuselah look like a newborn’.
Expositor: ‘How do you know if children have been good or bad?’
Santa: ‘Reports have gone out saying the Internet is where I get most of my information, and I want to dispel that rumor right here, right now. Beginning on December 26th, I start keeping a file on each and every child. I know when they are bad, and I know when they are good. When it gets near, I … Read More


Jesus is born

Posted on December 29, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
Luke 2:1-20
“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone went to his own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be … Read More


Santa’s entry points vary

Posted on December 29, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
In the interest of answering the time-honored question, a recent survey revealed there are many ways for Santa to enter homes and complete his mission. The head elf himself was unavailable for comment as there are only a few days left to Christmas. Kindergarten children at Northfield Elementary assisted in the investigation, but a clear-cut answer was not determined.
Most everyone will agree with Isaiah Vinson who told this reporter, “I don’t know how he gets in, he just does.”
One of the serious problems concerning this issue is the advancement of heating and cooling systems, which have alleviated the need for every home to have … Read More


Local teams headed to post Christmas tournaments

Posted on December 29, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Sweet South, here we come! Amanda Lewis and the Warriorettes will take their 9-2 record to Madison, Alabama for the Sweet South Classic.


Basketball tourneys- a post Christmas tradition

Posted on December 26, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


George David Allen

Posted on December 25, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

George David Allen, 65, of Antioch, formerly of Jackson County, passed away Dec. 21, 2003.
Allen was born Feb. 20, 1938, in Jackson County to Hollis Allen and Hallie Terry Allen.
He was retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include wife, Mary Farley Allen; one son, Terry Allen; and one daughter, Cindy Allen, all of Antioch.
Services will be 10 a.m., Dec. 24, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Nash Cemetery. Jennifer Crane-Moss and Jonathan Angel will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Donald James Rouse

Posted on December 25, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Donald James Rouse, 62, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Dec. 21, 2003.
Rouse was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Detroit, Mich., to Matthew and Virginia Mae Carver Waatt.
He had been a salesman for an electrical company.
Rouse was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Hensley Rouse, of Cookeville; one daughter, Joyce Carolyn Ashburn, of Sparta; two sons, Donald Gary Rouse, of Sparta, Greg Alan Rouse, of Springhill; seven grandchildren; five sisters, Marlene Rymill, of Lexington, Mich., Pauline Graham, of Largo, Fla., JoAn Martin, of California, Anita Ruona, and Linda Mattison, both of Calumet, Mich.; five brothers, Fred Rouse, of Taylor, Mich., Paul Waatt, … Read More


Florence Catron

Posted on December 25, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Florence Catron, 96, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 22, 2003.
Catron was born April 5, 1907, in Cumberland County, to Leighton Lee Morgan and Lucy Florence Lott Morgan.
She had been a teacher.
Catron was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, William Lester Catron.
Survivors include two sons, Lyle Catron, of Sparta, James Catron, of Nashville; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and caregivers, Elizabeth Navy and Lorene Perks.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Dec. 24, 2003, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. Charlie Myers and Bro. Bobby Wilhite will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Charles Edmond Foster

Posted on December 25, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles Edmond Foster, 95, of Spencer, passed away Dec. 21, 2003.
Foster was born Nov. 26, 1908, in White County, to William Monroe Foster and Katie Alverson Foster.
He had been a mechanic.
Foster was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include two sisters, Violet Rigsby, of El Paso, Texas, Kathleen Panter, of Pikeville, Bunny, Jesse and McKenna Laxson; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were at 2 p.m., Dec. 23, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. Gene Brock officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Warriorettes record big win over Jackson County in OT

Posted on December 23, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Amanda Lewis had 17 points to help lead her team to a 51-46 win over Jackson County in the Bill Boruff Shootout.
Lewis netted three treys in the game including the one in regulation to force the game into overtime.
She also took a charge on defense in the overtime period to help seal the win.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Warriors end four game skid with hot shooting against Grundy Co.

Posted on December 23, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorettes now 9-2 after win over Coffee County

Posted on December 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Fair cookbook makes perfect gift for family

Posted on December 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The store shelves are almost empty from the last weekend of holiday shopping, but there is still one gift available that will suit almost any individual who loves to eat.
The White County Fair Blue Ribbon Cookbook is now being offered, once again, with a limited number of copies ready to be purchased for those last-minute Christmas gifts. According to Terrie Walker, fair board member, these special culinary selections are a reprint of the 2001 cookbook.
“We ordered 1,600 copies in 2001 and got them two weeks before the fair that year,” said Walker. “We had so many requests that we had them sold out … Read More


Geneva M. Thomason

Posted on December 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Geneva M. Thomason, 66, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 18, 2003.
Thomason was born July 7, 1937, to Ernest T. Mills Jr. and Elma Lee Miller Mills.
She had been a homemaker.
Thomason was preceded in death by her parents and; one brother, Byron Mills.
Survivors include her husband, Rev. Howard Thomason, of Sparta; three daughters, Linda Sue Kahl, and husband, Butch, Karen Neal and husband, Mitchell Duane, Pennie Shrum and husband, Eugene; grandchildren, Jimmy Neal, Leslie Neal, Byron Shrum, Lakota Shrum and Ernest ‘Teddy’ Kahl, all of Sparta.
Services were at 7 p.m., Dec. 21, 2003, at East Sparta Church of God with burial in Frasier Chapel … Read More


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