Monthly Archives: March 2004

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 … Read More


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.


Warriors suffer hard fought 2-0 loss to Blackman

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

Tammy Wilhite


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 … Read More


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 … Read More


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.


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 … Read More


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 … Read More


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 … Read More


WCHS tennis teams defeat Van Buren

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

Tammy Wilhite


Bruce Wayne Medgette Jr.

Posted on March 22, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bruce Wayne Medgette Jr., 44, of Sparta, passed away March 15, 2004.
Medgette was born Nov. 12, 1959, in Norfolk, Va., to Bruce Wayne and Sylvia Marie Ambrose Medgette.
He had been a landscaper.
Medgette was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Cindy Emerton.
Survivors include one daughter, Katie Marie Medgette, of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Prentice M. West, of Sparta, and William E. West, of Rickman; one niece, Bragan Emerton, of Sparta; and two nephews, Timothy and Tony Emerton, both of Sparta.
Services were at 1 p.m., March 20, 2004, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home


Jacqulene J. “Jackie” Wright

Posted on March 22, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jacqulene J. “Jackie” Wright, 54, of Tampa, Fla., passed away March 17, 2004,
Wright was born in Muncie, Ind., to Tom and Faye Hyder Wright.
She was a member of Westside Church of Christ, in Yorktown. Wright graduated from Yorktown High School and worked for Olan Mills and Ball State University before moving to Florida, in 1994, where she continued to work until her declining health forced her to retire.
Wright was preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, Tom and Hassie Wright, of Sparta; one sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer Gail and Fred Yaxley, of Blue Ridge, Gal.; two brother and sisters-in-law, Jeffrey … Read More


Johnnie Wesley Shirrell

Posted on March 22, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Johnnie Wesley Shirrell, 88, of Sparta, passed away March 19, 2004.
Shirrell was born Oct. 23, 1915, in White County, to John Nelson Shirrell and Emma Lou Baker Shirrell.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Shirrell had been a farmer and had worked at Sparta Spoke Factory.
Shirrell was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Elizabeth Shirrell and Martha Ann Shirrell.
Survivors include his wife, Ella Lou Flatt Shirrell, of Sparta; one sister, Lena Mae Shirrell, of Sparta; one brother, Charlie Lee Shirrell, of Sparta; one son, James Wesley Shirrell, of McMinnville; daughters and their spouses, Velma Sue and James Merle … Read More


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