Monthly Archives: March 2012

Vietnam Veterans Day is set for Mar. 29

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Governor Bill Haslam has named March 29th Vietnam Veterans Day to give Vietnam Veterans recognition, respect and appreciation for their service.
Four years ago, Tennessee became the first state in the nation to designate a special day of observance in honor of the 3,403,000 United States military troops who were deployed during the Vietnam War, which lasted from 1964 to 1975.
During this time over 58,000 service members were killed in action and 153,000 were wounded. When they returned home, veterans of the Vietnam War received little or no respect for their brave service.
The proclamation of Vietnam Veterans Day was signed March 1 to encourage Tennesseans to … Read More


Boy Scouts raise more than $3,000 at breakfast

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Seth Green (left) and Ocean Boruff (right) are part of the thousands of young boys who participate in the scouting program. Seth and Ocean were in attendance at the March 22 Boy Scouts breakfast where Seth led the invocation, and Ocean led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Several individuals from all walks of life attended the March 22 fundraiser breakfast at First National Bank for the Boy Scouts to show their support for a program in which many of those in attendance had spent several years of their youth.
Tony Turner, who has held several positions with the Black Fox District and throughout the Boys Scouts Council, served as … Read More


Wanda Gaile Conatser

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wanda Gaile Conatser, 60, of Cookeville, passed away March 21, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Conatser was born Sept. 19, 1951, in Putnam County, to Robert Carl and Ruby Ethelene Welch Hembree.
She was a charter member of Colonial View Baptist Church.
Mrs. Conatser worked as a licensed practical nurse for many years in nursing homes and home health. She was very talented in craftwork and crocheted hats for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, in Nashville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Billy Carl Hembree and David Stephen Hembree.
Survivors include her husband, Don Conatser (whom she married Jan. 30, 1988, in Overton County); a … Read More


Catherine Wallace Johnson

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Catherine Wallace Johnson, 64, of Sparta, passed away March 24, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Edward Cole

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Edward Cole, 79, of Sparta, passed away March 21, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Cole was born May 9, 1932, in White County, to Benjamin and Winnie Usrey Cole.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and four brothers.
Mr. Cole was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was retired from General Motors Corp. after 35 years. He was a member of the Lansden Church of Christ.
He was the husband of Betty Jo Norris Cole; devoted father to Rhonda Graczyk and husband Harry, Donna Whisman and husband Joe, Rita Williamson and husband Eddie, and Pamela Cantrell; loving grandfather of Kimberly Anderson … Read More


Ernest Thaar

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ernest Thaar, age 85, a resident of Villa Bella Assisted Living Center, in Clinton Township, Mich., passed away March 23, 2012, at Henry Ford Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Thaar was born May 13, 1926, in Detroit, to Charlie Thaar and Gladys Rogers Notter.
He was married April 5, 1951, to Billie Haston Thaar. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving from 1944 until 1968 and was a graduate of Wayne State University, in Detroit.
Ernie and Billie were also residents of The Riverlands, Stuart, Fla., where he participated in the pancake breakfasts, and making coffee was his specialty. He also enjoyed playing golf, bowling, fishing and traveling … Read More


WCHS softball goes 2-4 in three-day stretch

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In a rundown. The Warriorettes got a runner in a rundown during the tournament game with DeKalb County Friday. Kaitlyn Heath applies the tag on the runner as Lacey Clark and Morgan Voyles look on. WCHS travels to Cookeville Monday and hosts Coffee County Tuesday.

The Warriorette softball team had a busy three-day stretch managing to avoid the rain enough to play six games during that time.
WCHS opened the stretch with a trip to Livingston Thursday and suffered a 3-0 setback.
They then played in Gordonsville’s tournament, which was played at Cane Creek Park in Cookeville over the weekend. The Warriorettes won two of the five games … Read More


WEOC discusses creation of jobs

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Peggy Mahaney of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Kent Frisbee, the director of White County Hospital lead a Workforce Employer Outreach Committee meeting on March 19 to discuss the employment outlook in White, DeKalb and Van Buren counties.
While much of the discussion revolved around OSHA laws and administrative issues in the workplace, the group of local business owners and managers also discussed hiring new employees.
Moeller Marine, a local factory that manufactures all of the plastic parts for boats, is adding an additional shift, which will require adding an additional 22 employees onto their payroll.
The company says that because of new fuel … Read More


Fresh and Fun Family Recipes

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Only Pizza You'll Ever Want Again

To help families transform ordinary meals into fresher versions that the whole family will feel good about eating, Ziploc Brand has partnered with best-selling author and TV personality Rachael Ray to bring healthier food choices to tables with the Great American FreshOver Project, a fresh food makeover made easy.
Rachael is an expert at creating quick meals. She aims to motivate families to swap their traditional recipes for versions that contain healthier ingredients and taste just as good.
“According to a Ziploc Fresh Eating Survey, 72 percent of Americans feel like a good parent when their family eats fresh food, but … Read More


Emojean “Jean” Brady

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Emojean “Jean” Brady, 77, of Sparta, passed away March 23, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Brady was born Feb. 20, 1935, in White County, to Lee Cox and Daisy McCloud Lee.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Willie Martin Young, Oscar Isaac McCluskey; daughter, Jeannie Elrod; son, Mark Young; brother, Bobby Lee; and sister, Charlene Dennis.
Survivors include her husband, Garlen Brady; children, George Young, Paul Shields, Dale McCluskey, Daryle McCluskey, Janie Payne, June McCluskey, Janice Raper, Judy Jones, Donald McCluskey; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Lee Young, Barbara Sparks; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., March 26, … Read More


Verdie Lee Hawkins Adcock

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Verdie Lee Hawkins Adcock, 78, of Sparta, passed away March 21, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Adcock was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Overton County, to Milton Perry and Maude Hooten Hawkins.
She was a 1952 graduate of White County High School and member of the Hickory Valley Baptist Church. She retired from White County school system as a member of the Doyle Elementary School cafeteria.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Alton D. Adcock.
Survivors include her son, Dwight Adcock, of Sparta; two granddaughters, Savannah Stebing and husband Matt, of Sparta, Amanda Adcock, of Lebanon; two great-grandchildren, Austin Stebing, Alli Beth Stebing; … Read More


Dudley Eugene Scott

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dudley Eugene Scott, 79, of Quebeck, passed away March 23, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Scott was born Feb. 28, 1933, one of 12 children, to Ambrose Dudley and Jenny Lee Ledford Scott
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tommie Jean Brindley Scott and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his two sons, Jerry D. Scott and wife Babetta, of Sparta, Joe Michael Scott, of Sparta; daughter, Gloria Lynn Roberts and husband Gordon, of Sparta; grandchildren, Leslie Jean-Ann Wehage, Rachel De-Lynn Scott, Kimberly Jean Moore, Joe Michael Scott Jr., Matthew Tyler Roberts, Brittany Dawn Roberts; great-grandchildren, Riley Moore, Madalyn Scott, Vaughn Wehage; two brothers, Gordon Scott, … Read More


Ambulance director replacement not approved

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ron Bennett, director of White County Emergency Medical Services, addresses commissioners about his impending retirement and the status of the ambulance service.

Commissioners united last week in their decision to not support the county executive’s recommendation for the new ambulance director when the name of a longtime emergency medical services employee was presented for their approval.
Rex Clouse, of Sparta, was the name on the resolution contained in the agenda for the March 19, 2012, White Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Selection of an ambulance director falls under the purview of the county executive’s authority, but the county commission must approve the recommendation.
Terry Alley, commission chairman, asked for … Read More


What’s Your Style?

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Giuliana Rancic

Glade recently hosted an event to launch the Glade Expressions Collection, which features true-to-life scents in contemporary designs. Visit the Glade Facebook page for more information.

Color-coordinated accessories add a touch of glamor to any living room.

Are you ready for a decorating change? A recent survey by the retailer HomeGoods found that while almost half of Americans haven’t updated their home dÈcor in the last five years, only 20 percent are happy with it. If that sounds like you, then it’s time for some fresh ideas.
These budget-friendly decorating ideas from Glade, the worldwide leader in home fragrance, and Giuliana Rancic, entertainment journalist and style … Read More


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