Monthly Archives: April 2015

Game and Dessert Time for Seniors

Posted on April 7, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Life Care Center of Sparta presents “Game and Dessert Time for Seniors.” Everyone 55 and over is invited to attend an afternoon of desserts and learning a new game that combines Bingo and playing cards. The event will be 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Life Care Center of Sparta’s main dining room. To reserve your seat or for more information call (931) 738-9430.


Benefit Abby Ratliff at Sweet Ila Mae’s

Posted on April 7, 2015 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

Team Abby Benefit hosted by Sweet Ila Mae’s
789 Jericho Rd, Quebeck
Saturday, May 16th
5:00 steak dinner by White County Cattlemen’s Association ($25 tickets)
With silent and live auction


TTU’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center to host seminar about Marketing 101

Posted on April 7, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A free seminar that will be presented this April by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at TTU will provide a more clear understanding of the components of marketing and will provide a marketing plan workbook to ensure the skills you acquire can be put to good use. “Marketing 101” will be 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, on Tennessee Tech’s campus at Johnson Hall room 411, at 1105 North Peachtree Ave.  Although admission is free, registration is required and can be done by visiting the web site at www.tsbdc.org/ttu or calling the TSBDC office at TTU at (931) 372-3648.


Sparta-White County Senior Center

Posted on April 7, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tuesday, April 7

8 a.m., Art class

9 a.m., Income tax prep

10 a.m., Tai Chi

10 a.m., BP screen, NHC Homecare

Noon, Bingo, Avalon Hospice

1 p.m., Supper

Wednesday, April 8

9 a.m., Exercise

10 a.m., Concert

11 a.m., Buffet

Noon, Gospel singing

1 p.m., Supper

Thursday, April 9

9 a.m., Inspiration class

9 a.m., Art Play Day

10 a.m., Tai Chi

Noon, Bingo, At Home Healthcare

Friday, April 10

9 a.m., Exercise

10 a.m., Yoga

10:45 a.m., Education

Noon, Bingo, Quality Homecare

7-10 p.m.

Friday night dance, Cane Creek Band

Saturday, April 11

7-10 p.m.

Saturday night dance, Cane Creek Band


Dances at Cookeville Senior Center

Posted on April 7, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Cookeville DJ Scott Stevens will be featured at Cookeville Senior Center, 186 S. Walnut Avenue on Thursday, April 9, playing the music you want, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Must be 40 and older.

The very popular Rode West Band will play at the Cookeville Senior Center 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, April 11.


WCHS Program of Study Fair

Posted on April 7, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County High School hosted a Program of Study Fair, on March 26, 2015, for upcoming freshmen and their parents. The purpose of the fair is to introduce this year’s eighth graders to the different programs of study offered at the high school. As a freshman, students are required to choose a focus in which they are interested in at the high school level. This program also may be one that they will consider pursing at the post-secondary level as well. The Program of Study Fair was very successful, with approximately 360 rising ninth graders and their parents attending.


Porsche Enthusiasts of the Plateau

Posted on April 7, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

With the nice weather here, the Porsche Enthusiasts of the Plateau (PEP) is planning their spring and summer events. It starts with lunch in Crossville, on April 11. So far, outings are as follows:

  • May 9 – British Car Club Show – Townsend, TN
  • June 13 – Cumberland Caverns – McMinnville, TN
  • July 11 – The Lost Sea – Sweetwater, TN
  • Aug. 8 – Devil’s Triangle – Oliver Springs area
  • Sept. 12 – TBD
  • Oc.t 3 – Allardt Pumpkin Festival

Member Phil Serocki has put together a website: www.plateauporsches.com.

For information about joining, call Keith Kurz at (931) 456-8322 or email kurztn@frontier.com.

There are no dues, officers,


Another baseball game postponed

Posted on April 6, 2015 3:03 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The District 6AAA baseball series between White County and Stone Memorial will have to wait at least a day to get started.  Rain forced postponement of the game in Crossville.  The two are scheduled to meet in Sparta Tuesday.


Black Oak revival

Posted on April 6, 2015 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Black Oak Church of God, 1184 Burgess Falls Rd., in Sparta, will have a revival April 10-12. Evangelist Bryan Simmons will be the special guest speaker. Services are 7 p.m., on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., on Sunday. There will be special singing for each service. Everyone is invited.


Business Spotlight: White County Farm Bureau

Posted on April 6, 2015 11:11 am by Delaney Austin

Farm Bureau has been helping white county citizens since the 1930’s.

For more information on White County Farm Bureau, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.


Climate Crew making a difference

Posted on April 6, 2015 11:11 am by Delaney Austin

White County High School’s Climate Crew has been awarded by the state for their accomplishments in creating a welcoming school atmosphere where students may feel welcome and safe.

To read more about the award and what the Climate Crew is doing in the school system, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.


Lindsey graduates basic training

Posted on April 6, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Air Force Airman Brandon C. Lindsey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Lindsey is the son of Ronnie Lindsey of Sparta, and David and Kimberly Gragg of Cookeville. He graduated in 2011 from Cookeville High School.


Gas prices update

Posted on April 6, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.12/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.39/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. The national average has decreased 7.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 118.5 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

 


This Week in White County History-1975

Posted on April 6, 2015 7:07 am by Sparta Live

•Severe flooding caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage during the 48-hour deluge. Homes were flooded, bridges washed away, livestock were lost, roads were damaged and residents had to be rescued from their homes y the Rescue Squad.
•Army General Carl Wallace arrived in Sparta by helicopter and visited the Sparta Armory.
•Fred Thompson, Nashville attorney and widely known for this role in uncovering portions of the Watergate cover-up, appeared as the guest speaker for Law Day in Sparta.


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