Monthly Archives: October 2009

WCHS Bowlers rolling along on their season

Posted on October 28, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Look of concentration. Warrior bowler, Billy Thomas, concentrates on the pins as he bowls during a recent contest for the WCHS bowling team.

On October 20th, the Warriorette bowlers picked up their first win defeating Cumberland County 16-11.
Cumberland County took the first game of the series, but the Warriorettes bounced back taking games two and three on the way to a 16-11 victory for the day. In addition to winning games two and three, the WCHS girls won the total pin fall 1941 to 1896.
In game one, the Lady Jets won the match-up 654-633. WCHS won two of the six head to head match-ups. Kayla Clary … Read More


Jacquelin (Jackie) Randolph Floyd

Posted on October 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jacquelin (Jackie) Randolph Floyd, 72, of Radcliff, Ky., passed away Oct. 6, 2009, in Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Floyd was the wife of John D. (Johnny) Floyd, formerly of Sparta.
A memorial service was held 11 a.m., Oct. 15, 2009.
Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, in Radcliff, Ky., was in charge of arrangements.


Jimmie Jenkins

Posted on October 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jimmie Jenkins, 1930-2009, with his beloved wife Mary Frances Dycus Jenkins, who survives him.

Jimmie Jenkins, 79, of Wauwatosa, Wis., formerly of Sparta, went to be with is Lord, on Oct. 22, 2009.
Mr. Jenkins was born Oct. 7, 1930, in White County.
Mr. Jenkins became owner of Jenkins Imports Inc., in Wisconsin, on Oct. 1, 1976, and continued his steadfast commitment daily for 33 years. He was also a strong supporter of numerous charities and organizations in Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins are also noted for the numerous educational scholarships provided to students at White County High School.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Dycus Jenkins, formerly … Read More


Solon L. Beach

Posted on October 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Solon L. Beach, 87, of Fall Creek Falls, passed away Oct. 26, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
Mr. Beach was born Feb. 12, 1922, to Dewey and Minnie Walling Beach.
He was born in the Tip Top community of Bledsoe County and grew up in the hills of Fall Creek Falls. He was a beloved man and leader in his community. Mr. Beach was self-employed most of his life as a logger, school bus driver, and established Beach Trucking Company. He loved and lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by … Read More


Marjorie Walker

Posted on October 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Marjorie Walker, 79, of Nashville, passed away Oct. 23, 2009.
She had been an active member of Jackson Park Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ed Walker.
Survivors include her daughter, B.J. King and husband Dan, of Johns Island, S.C.; brother, Porter Turner, of Sparta; sister, Jo Musgrove, of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Dan King Jr., Michelle King; and great-grandchildren, Danny King III, Riley Grace King.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 27, 2009, at Spring Hill Funeral Home, in Gallatin, with burial in Historic Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 27.
Spring Hill Funeral Home … Read More


Fall decor trends feature rustic charm with homespun elegance

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

The air is becoming crisp, colors are changing and cozy sweaters are starting to make their way back into your wardrobe’s rotation. Autumn has arrived, and its natural beauty shines radiantly to warm the heart and inspire fresh crafting ideas.
Clever crafts can help to create an autumn atmosphere that is simply elegant or pure fun for the family. When thinking about your fall DIY projects, try some of these ideas to capture your creative spirit when decorating your home or planning your next festive get-together:
1. Fabulous fall decor with versatility and value
Start by decorating your table with exceptionally affordable wool felt. Available in plenty of … Read More


Sixth grade Warriors win Upperman tourney

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

Tournament champs. The sixth grade Warrior basketball team is off to a 6-0 start and just captured first place in the Upperman Invitational Tournament.

Runner-up. The sixth grade girls’ basketball team finished second in the tournament after falling to Prescott in the title game.

Taking it away. Cade Crosland, who led the sixth grade Warriors with 11 points in the title game of the Upperman tournament, picks off a Cornerstone pass in the second half.

Protecting the ball. Logan Quillen protects the ball from a Prescott defender in the championship game of the Upperman Tournament. The sixth grade Warriorettes finished runner-up in the tournament.

The White County Middle … Read More


Infrastructure needs total several million

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

A five-year report recently released indicates White County’s needs for various forms of infrastructure and the cost associated with these projects if they were executed.
According to Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, White County listed 30 overall projects for public infrastructure for an estimated cost of $201,642,440.
White County’s figures are broken down as follows:
•12 transportation projects estimated at $152,318,000
•1 utility projects estimated at $638,000
•1 schools improvement project estimated at $25,000
•9 water and wastewater projects estimated at $41,350,000
•2 law enforcement projects estimated at $2,130,000
•3 recreation projects estimated at $1,081,440
•1 libraries, museums and historic sites projects at an estimated total cost … Read More


Yummy Mummy Madness

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

Chocolate Mummy Cookies

Eeek! Hosting a Halloween get-together doesn’t have to be scary. With ghoulish party games, bowlfuls of candy, and an unexpected baked treat, a spooktacular party is a snap.
In addition to dressing up in a costume and trick-or-treating, Halloween party guests can have some fun helping out in the kitchen and preparing some cookies for the haunted holiday. Princesses, vampires and pirates alike can get creative by decorating their own Halloween treats, such as the Chocolate Mummy Cookie.
The Chocolate Mummy Cookie recipe uses a Betty Crocker cookie mix base, which makes the baking process quick and allows more time for decorating mummy with wrappings … Read More


Macaroni Casserole

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

2 cups uncooked macaroni
2 (5 ounce) cans
chunk chicken (drained)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups milk
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup chopped onion
Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl combine the macaroni, chicken, cheese, milk, soup and onion. Mix together. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the casserole into the dish and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Stir and cook 10 more minutes or until the macaroni is tender. Serve warm.


Warriorettes capture second in Silver Division of MSCCA Championships

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

It’s got to be the socks. The Warriorette cross country runners take off from the start line complete with their special Halloween socks. The WCHS girls finished second in the Silver Division of the Midstate Cross Country Association Championships. (Photo submitted)

Runner-up finish. The Warriorette cross country team finished second in the Silver Division of the MSCCA Championship. Members of the team are (l to r): Krista King, Ali Justus, Morgan Voyles, Sara Shanks, Alex Stover and Rachel Kolodziej. All the WCHS runners will compete in the regional meet Thursday vying for a trip to the state. (Photo submitted)

The Midstate Cross Country Association (MSCCA) Championships were held … Read More


Woman seriously injured in crash

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

A Sparta woman was taken to White County Community Hospital, Oct. 23, reportedly with serious injuries, after she was involved in a one-vehicle crash on Indian Mound Road.


Shelbyville runs past Warriors 48-0

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

In pursuit. D.J. Cunningham (7), Seth Anderson (6) and Dustin Howell (55) pursue Shelbyville quarterback, Tre Stewart, forcing him to make the pitch early in Friday’s game. Shelbyville ground out over 400 yards rushing on the way to the 48-0 victory over WCHS.

Giving the QB time. Warrior tailback, Aaron Murray, takes a hand to the face while blocking to give quarterback, Conor Sparkman, time to release a pass during Friday’s contest. The Warriors were, however, defeated 48-0 by the Eagles. WCHS hosts Cumberland County Friday at 7 p.m.

A wet, muddy field did little to slow down Shelbyville’s running game during the final non-league contest of the … Read More


CoverKids ceasing enrollment Nov. 1

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

A federally and state funded health plan designed for a specific segment of children will no longer accept new enrollment applications after Nov. 30, 2009.
CoverKids has approximately 245 children enrolled from White County and 43,268 statewide, as of August 2009. All these children will remain on the program and will not be affected by the change, as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.
CoverKids is funded by federal and state dollars and provides health and dental coverage to children who do not qualify for Medicaid, but whose families cannot afford to provide private health insurance for those children.
According to Bob Duncan, director of … Read More


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