Monthly Archives: January 2015

Barbara Jean Earles

Posted on January 29, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Barbara Jean Earles, 77, of Quebeck, passed away Jan. 28, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alice McDonald Vest

Posted on January 29, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Alice McDonald Vest, 78, of Rock Island, passed away Jan. 29, 2015, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sofia Chmura Stone

Posted on January 29, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A funeral mass for Sofia Chmura Stone, of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, was noon, Jan. 26, 2015, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Rd, Columbia, South Carolina.

A Rosary prayer was recited at the church.

Burial with military honors followed the mass at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) / Myrtle Beach Chapter / for Alzheimer’s Programs, Linda Kossow-Pagani, 1718 Club House Drive, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577.

Mrs. Stone passed away Jan. 20, 2015, at the age of 76. Born Jan. 24, 1938, in Costilla, New Mexico, she was the daughter of Michael … Read More

Volunteers needed at Area Agency on Aging

Posted on January 29, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Area Agency on Aging and Disability’s Public Guardianship program is looking for volunteers to visit with their clients. Currently, they need assistance with the following counties: Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Overton, Putnam, Rutherford, Sumner, Van Buren, Warren, and White. They are also looking for volunteers to perform clerical duties in their office at the Upper Cumberland Development District, in Cookeville. All volunteers must pass a background check. If interested, please contact Kym at (931) 476-4149.

Art and Ale Trail announced for May 9

Posted on January 28, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

The Spring Art and Ale Trail has been set for May 9, and the coordinators of the event are seeking artists to participate. To become involved with the event this year, contact Tanya Rust at

Sparta Continues with Street Sign Replacement

Posted on January 28, 2015 12:12 pm by Delaney Austin

The city of Sparta continues to replace old street signs with illuminated signs. Today, signs were replaced at the intersection of Spring St. and W Bockman Way.

Nathan’s announces restaurant closing

Posted on January 28, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Nathans Hillbilly Cuisine & BBQ, located at 5339 Old McMinnville Highway in Doyle, has announced that this weekend will be their last in business. In a post on their facebook page, owner Nathan Hawkins states, “I regretfully have to inform all our faithful friends and patrons that, due to circumstances far beyond our control, THIS WEEKEND will be the LAST one we will be able to be open. If you’ve been putting off coming in to try our food or just want to have one or two of our last good Handmade Burgers or Great old timey Country Cooking, then Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be your Read More

Quilt Guild donates to American Legion Museum

Posted on January 28, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

During the 2014 Quilt Show, sponsored by the Quilt Guild, the attendees were given an opportunity to make and sign a quilt block, intended to be sewn together into a quilt of valor of a wounded soldier. As the quilt was assembled, they noticed that many of the blocks were dedicated to the memory of service members who had served in wars throughout the years. The guild decided that the quilt should be placed in a public area to be appreciated by the community, and have donated it to be hung at the American Legion Museum.

Cleanup beginning at site destroyed by fire

Posted on January 28, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Dumpsters have been rolled in to begin the cleanup at the remains of what was once Riverbank Books and Southern Technology, which were destroyed by fire last November.

Eastland breakfast

Posted on January 28, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Eastland Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundraiser breakfast, 6-10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at the fire hall, 221 Eastland Cemetery Rd. The menu will include scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, gravy and biscuits (pancakes on request). The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and under. For deliveries, call the fire hall at (931) 935-8200.

New panels go up at the Rotary Veterans Park

Posted on January 28, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

A granite panel is unloaded to be installed on the Veterans Park wall.

Panels being installed at Rotary Veterans Park

Posted on January 28, 2015 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

Rotary Club members Ken Guidara, Alan Marsh and John Downs lent a helping hand to the monument company installing some of the final panels at the Veterans Park. Two panels remain.

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, Jan. 26-30

Posted on January 28, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

ServiceLoan-58089-TaxSponsorHave you heard about IRS imposters? Tax scammers posing as the IRS call and say you owe taxes, and threaten to arrest you if you don’t pay right away. They might know all or part of your Social Security number, and they can rig caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. Before you can investigate, they tell you to put the money on a prepaid debit card and tell them the card number. The IRS won’t ask you to pay with prepaid debit cards or wire transfers, and won’t ask for a credit card number over the phone. If the IRS needs to contact … Read More

Oliver joins Christian Counseling Center team

Posted on January 28, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Jamie Oliver, a new member of the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County, is an experienced counselor with an outstanding background. Oliver received her Bachelor of Science in psychology at Tennessee Tech, in Cookeville, and her master’s degree in mental health from Argosy University, in Nashville.  To make an appointment with Jamie, or with another counselor, call (931) 707-8200. Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County is a non-profit agency offering counseling services to residents of the Cumberland Plateau. Offices are located in Sparta, Crossville and Fairfield Glade.


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