Monthly Archives: March 2004

The Easter Bunny is coming to town

Posted on March 26, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
The 6th Annual Doyle Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Celebration will take place on April 3, 2004, at Doyle Elementary.
The Easter Bunny will be there to welcome spring and say hello to all the kids. Sponsored and coordinated by The Law Office of Cindy Howell, the event is a highlight of the season.
“A lot of people think it’s just for the Doyle community,” Howell said. “It’s not. We invite everyone from all over the county.”
Along with the Easter bunny’s visit, kids can enjoy food, fun, and games, and music.
“Terry Howard and his wife furnish all the “fun” equipment, like the moon walk … CONTINUED


Warriors suffer hard fought 2-0 loss to Blackman

Posted on March 26, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


State coordinator to address concerns

Posted on March 26, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 provided a timeline for the replacement of outdated voting machines, but controversy about the alternatives has sparked concern among White Countians.
Brook Thompson, state coordinator of elections for Tennessee, will be addressing these concerns during a special meeting at 7 p.m., March 29, 2004, at White County Courthouse, in the third floor courtroom.
Thompson will focus on the 2006 deadline for replacing White County’s current punch card voting system with new electronic machines
“The Help America Vote Act will require that by the 2006 election cycle that you’ll no longer use punch cards,” said Thompson, during a telephone … CONTINUED


Women’s Show is three weeks away

Posted on March 26, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
Women of White and surrounding counties will soon enjoy a day away from the demands and challenges of life at home and work at the Women’s Show on April 17, 2004, sponsored by The Expositor.
Area vendors will treat women to items of fun, relaxation, and convenience.
Many businesses plan to show something new this year, including Steve Webster, manager of S&W Electric in Sparta. Webster will be displaying a new dryer that can make doing laundry much easier.
“I wanted something different for the Women’s Show,” Webster said.
The Maytag Neptune is not just a dryer, it’s a drying center. The bottom of the unit … CONTINUED


Wreck sends one to hospital

Posted on March 26, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
White County Emergency Management
Director Jerry Cole assisted with clean up after a wreck occurred on Crossville Highway Tuesday afternoon.
According to Trooper Michael Jolley with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, just after 3 p.m., March 23, 2004, a silver 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Jeanna M. Parks, 33, of Sparta, struck the back side of a 1991 white Jeep.
The Jeep, driven by Aaron Smith, 20, of Sparta, was stopped in a line of approximately four cars behind a stopped school bus.
Smith said, “I was stopped for the school bus. There were four or five cars between me and the bus.”
Parks was transported to … CONTINUED


Siegel nets tennis victories over WCHS

Posted on March 26, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Volleying. Stacey Rogers returns a shot back to her Siegel opponent during Tuesday’s tennis match.
The Warriorettes were narrowly defeated 4-3 by the Lady Stars.


Florence C. Lollar

Posted on March 25, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Florence C. Lollar, 89, of Sparta, passed away March 22, 2004, at NHC of Cookeville.
Lollar was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Winchester, Ky., to Thomas H. Lollar and Ela Cox.
She had been the owner of a fabric business.
Lollar was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Lollar, of Cookeville; two daughters, Anita S. Ridley, of Maryland, and Marsha Jean Miller, of Texas; one son, James Robert Miller, of Arizona; three grandsons; and two great grandsons.
Visitation will be 2-3 p.m., March 27, 2004, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m., (CST) March 29, 2004, in … CONTINUED


James Carl Cruise

Posted on March 25, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Carl Cruise, 92, passed away March 19, 2004, in a nursing home facility in Clearwater, Fla.
He is survived by two daughters, Rita Lynn Papp, of Florida, and Carol Murdock, of Hendersonville; four sons, Jimmy Cruise, Mike Cruise, David Cruise and Paul Cruise, all of Florida; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and one sister, Adalene Frazier, of Sparta.


Warriorette softball drops district contest

Posted on March 23, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


City board approves funding for K & V

Posted on March 23, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously on Thursday to approve their portion of funding for K & V Automotive, which will help secure approximately 40 jobs.
Wallace Austin, Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce president and county commission chairman, had addressed city board members during two previous meetings about the urgency for making a decision about the K & V funding.
Austin had spoken on behalf of K & V owners, Jeff Velba and Martha Kindle, who had requested a loan for equipment from the Sparta-White County Industrial Board, with one-half funded by White County and one-half by the City of Sparta. The … CONTINUED


Volunteers get ready for Christmas in April

Posted on March 23, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A community shares in the joys and sorrows of its residents, and nothing is more befitting for this sense of camaraderie than helping a neighbor in a time of need.
Each April, since 1997, volunteers from every imaginable walk of life have donated their time and energy to help refurbish and repair the residences of individuals who may not be physically or financially able to do the work themselves. More than 70 homes have been repaired since the beginning of the program, with 11 on the schedule for this year.
Christmas in April has been a blessing to many low-income, elderly or disabled homeowners who … CONTINUED


It is not too late

Posted on March 23, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Everyone is talking about The Challenge. It is a program that has been issued to all that wish to accept it. A healthy lifestyle challenge is what it is all about. Add more exercise to a person’s lifestyle or possibly quit smoking. Whatever someone’s health goal may be, help is on the way to achieve success.
Sign up by dropping by The Expositor office and will receive a free T-shirt.
It has been said that “if you do anything for 10-weeks, it becomes a habit” a lifestyle change. What The Challenge is about is to promote a healthy lifestyle change for each and every one.
Every … CONTINUED


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