Monthly Archives: May 2009

Curtiss wins money for charity

Posted on May 26, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Money. State Representative Charles Curtiss receives a check from Harold Walker, of Kindred Health Care, at the Tennessee Health Care Association’s annual charity giveaway.

Fifty-six legislators won donations for charities in their communities during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s (THCA) annual “Partnering For Charity” event, including Rep. Charles Curtiss, who won $200 for Gracemoor.
The lawmakers spun a prize wheel to earn $8,450 in contributions to charities of their choice throughout the state. Among those charities receiving donations this year were Boys & Girls Clubs, the American Cancer Society and United Way. Local senior centers, libraries, schools, churches, and other organizations were also chosen for donations.
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Roy E. Mason

Posted on May 26, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Roy E. Mason, 62, of Doyle, passed away May 24, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mason was born April 5, 1947, in White County, to Denton and Mary Iva Savage Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clyde Mason; and one niece, Rhonda Mason.
He had served in the U.S. Army and was employed at Caney Fork Electric, in McMinnville.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Elaine Swindell Mason, of Doyle; three daughters, Stacy Michelle Satterfield and husband Doyle, of Maryville, Tina Nicole Brown and husband Richard, of Cookeville, Dierdre Elaine Porter, of Monterey; one … CONTINUED


Little League teams continue to stay busy

Posted on May 25, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Taking a cut. A Tristate Distribution batter focuses in on the baseball as it approaches home plate in a pitching machine game against Jeff’s Body Shop.

Mother Nature hasn’t had as much of an impact in Little League action of late allowing teams to get back on schedule.
In senior girls’ action on May 14th, U.S. Bank rolled to a 22-3 victory over Gatorade. Shauna Taylor pitched her team to the win giving up just three runs, but did not allow a hit. She struck out 11 and walked three. Taylor, along with Nikki Hood, Hannah Young and Chenae Bradley each recorded hits for the winners. Four different … CONTINUED


Youth sports camps dot the summer schedule

Posted on May 25, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The young athletes of White County may be getting a break from reading, writing and arithmetic during the summer, but there will be plenty to keep them busy as most of the high school teams will be conducting youth sports camps at various times during the summer.
TSSAA guidelines actually help to dictate when teams can conduct their youth camps. The coaches may be open to work with the youth at any time during the summer as long as they won’t be playing for them next season, but dead period rules only allow student athletes to help with those camps at certain times.
For that reason, basketball camps … CONTINUED


Yslas finishes fifth in the state in discus

Posted on May 25, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Preparing to throw. Lacy Yslas gets ready to throw the discus during Thursday’s state track and field meet. Yslas captured fifth place in the Class AAA discus throw at the state meet in Murfreesboro. Yslas bettered her personal record by four feet finishing fifth with a throw of 113 feet one inch.

Back to back trips to state. Casey Bales made his second straight trip to the state track meet qualifying in the 800-meter. He finished seventh in his heat.

For Lacy Yslas, Thursday was one of those days that she will never forget.
The WCHS senior began her whirlwind day with a trip to Murfreesboro to compete … CONTINUED


Barbara Ann Rider

Posted on May 24, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Barbara Ann Rider, 68, of Sparta, passed away May 22, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.

Ms. Rider was born Oct. 8, 1940, and was the daughter of the late Walter and Miranda King Brubaker.
She was an employee of the St. Peters Newspaper.
The family has chosen cremation. No service is planned at this time.
 

Edwina Gamble

Posted on May 24, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Edwina Gamble, 77, White Bluff, passed away May 22, 2009, at Horizon Medical Center, in Dickson

Mrs. Gamble was born Feb. 24, 1932.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Roy E. Mason

Posted on May 24, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Roy E. Mason, 62, of Doyle, passed away May 24, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mason was born April 5, 1947, in White County, to Denton and Mary Iva Savage Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clyde Mason; and one niece, Rhonda Mason.
He had served in the U.S. Army and was employed at Caney Fork Electric, in McMinnville.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Elaine Swindell Mason, of Doyle; three daughters, Stacy Michelle Satterfield and husband Doyle, of Maryville, Tina Nicole Brown and husband Richard, of Cookeville, Dierdre Elaine Porter, of Monterey; grandchildren,
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Harold Evans

Posted on May 24, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Harold Evans, 79, of Cookeville, passed away May 21, 2009, at this residence, in Cookeville.

Mr. Evans was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Brooklyn N.J., to Morris and Eva Levine Evans.
He had served in the U.S. Navy. Follow his military service he spent more than 40 years in the garment business. He continued to pursue numerous other business interests until his death.
Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Betty Evans, and two sisters, Mildred Marlowe and Rosalind Foreman.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Nixon Evans; two sons, Greg Evans and wife
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Yslas and Bales compete against state’s best today

Posted on May 21, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Casey Bales - 800-meter run

Lacy Yslas - discus throw

While the ultimate goal of every student athlete, no matter the sport, when the season begins is to win a state title, teams or individuals often set that goal as “making it to the state.”
During the 90’s, White County High School was a regular in state tournament appearances between volleyball, girls’ basketball and boys’ basketball. During each and every school year from 1990-1999, WCHS had at least one state tournament participant. When you add golf in that list, there were several years during that time frame that the fans from Sparta had the privilege of cheering on … CONTINUED


Christopher Scott Cantrell

Posted on May 21, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Christopher Scott Cantrell, 37, of Doyle, passed away May 16, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Cantrell was born March 17, 1972, in Dublin, Ga., to Deborah Aldridge and N.J. Cantrell Sr.
Survivors include his daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Pappas, of Arizona; mother, Deborah Cantrell, of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Shannon Witherington,  of Clarksville.; and aunt, Nancy Aldridge, of Doyle.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m., May 19, 2009, at Shady Grove Cemetery, in Morrison. John Murphy will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Yslas finishes 5th in state!

Posted on May 21, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lacy Yslas finished fifth in the state in the discus throw with a toss of 113 feet one inch.

Two of White County’s athletes made their state track and field appearances on Thursday at MTSU.
Lacy Yslas, despite having only learned how to throw the discus approximately 14 months ago, finished her senior season off with a bang.  Less than six hours from when the graduation ceremonies were to begin at Warrior Stadium, Yslas was on the podium at MTSU’s track stadium accepting her fifth place medal.  Yslas set a new personal and school record with a throw of 113 feet one inch.
The 16-person meet was divided … CONTINUED


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