Monthly Archives: April 2015

Rabies Clinic 2015

Posted on April 2, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County is notified that annual rabies vaccination clinics will be at the following locations.

  • 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 11, White County Veterinary Hospital, Steven Hedrick, DVM, 574 N. Spring St., (931) 836-3707
  • 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 18, Sparta Veterinary Services, Denton Colwell, DVM, 2541 Jerry Parker Rd., (931) 739-8800

A fee of $8 will be charged for each inoculation. Owners are urged to take their dogs and cats (3 months of age and older). Store purchased vaccines are not legally acceptable. For more information call White County Health Department, (931) 836-2201.


Brass Arts Quintet performs April 6 at TTU

Posted on April 2, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Monday, April 6, the Brass Arts Quintet at Tennessee Tech University will perform pieces by the band Chicago and a variety of other compositions. The concert includes pieces by George Bizet, Collier Jones, Leonard Bernstein and Chicago’s James Pankow. It begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. TTU trombone professor Joshua Hauser, TTU horn professor Greg Danner, TTU professors Charles Decker and Chris McCormick, trumpets, and graduate student Ryan Snell, tuba, are members of the ensemble. The concert will be in Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave., Cookeville.


TTU STEM Center to host FAB Friday about water

Posted on April 2, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Students in grades five through 12 and their families are invited to come explore one of the world’s most precious and in-demand resources: water. Tennessee Tech University’s Millard Oakley STEM Center will host a FAB Friday about thirst, water-born diseases and water conservation from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 10. Each FAB Friday offers different hands-on activities related to the event’s theme.  The event is free but registration is required. To sign up, visit https://www.tntech.edu/stem/programs/family/fab-fridays or call (931) 372-6573. An adult family member or guardian must attend the event with their child.


South Group firefighters dispatched to Spencer Highway brush fire

Posted on April 1, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

Firefighters are currently responding to yet another brush fire. All South Group fire personnel have been dispatched to 7976 Spencer Highway, across the highway from Luckey Lane, where a fire is burning in a wooded area.


Brush fire threatens structure

Posted on April 1, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

Another brush fire has been reported and is reportedly threatening a structure on Charles Golden Road. Sparta firefighters are currently responding to the scene.


Brush fire out of control, victim suffers burn

Posted on April 1, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

A brush fire on Adams Street has reportedly burned out of control and North End and Sparta firefighters have been dispatched to the scene. According to an E-911 call, a male victim has suffered a burn in the fire.


WCHS students star as extras in Heaven Bound

Posted on April 1, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

White County High School students spent the day on the set of Heaven Bound, produced by White County native Adam Drake and White County resident Torry Martin, as extras in the film.


Drake filming new movie in White County

Posted on April 1, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

White County native Adam Drake is filming another movie in White County. The film, Heaven Bound, stars Nancy Stafford (Matlock), Danny Vinson (Benjamin Button, Walk the Line, Talladega Nights), Michael Joiner (The Grace Card), Bonnie Johnson (Big Fish, The Punisher), Victoria Jackson (Saturday Night Live) and Torry Martin, who resides in White County. For more information, see tomorrow’s edition of The Expositor.


Sonic finishes up installation of new digital menus

Posted on April 1, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor


Wilber Lloyd “Coon” Hyder

Posted on April 1, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Wilber Lloyd “Coon” Hyder, of Sparta, passed away March 31, 2015, at Highlands Medical Center in Sparta.

Mr. Hyder was born April 29, 1928, in White County, to Wilber Luster and Willie Elizabeth Brady Hyder.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; wife, Henry Lou Thompson Hyder; daughter, Sandra Elaine Hyder; sons, Melvin Lloyd Hyder and William “Chipper” R. Hyder.

Survivors include his son Timothy “Tim” C. Hyder, of Sparta; daughter, Lou Ann Adcock and son-in-law Myron Adcock, of Sparta; five grandchildren, Deeter Hyder, Amanda N. Bullis and husband Carl Bullis, Ariane Caskey and husband Dale Caskey, Aja Hyder, Ethan Hyder; 11 great-grandchildren, Luke, Logan, Jordan, … Read More


Lloyd “Coon” Hyder

Posted on April 1, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Lloyd “Coon” Hyder, 86, of Sparta, passed away March 31, 2015, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Dye the Easter eggs, but don’t handle the chicks

Posted on April 1, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Those Easter baskets are often filled with candy and colorful eggs. However, there is one type of gift you should avoid during the holiday—baby chicks and ducklings. Live poultry commonly carry Salmonella germs. When humans handle the birds, the bacteria can spread.  Children, the elderly, and people with other health conditions are most susceptible to a severe reaction. Do not let children younger than five, elderly persons, or people with weak immune systems handle chicks, ducklings or other live poultry. If you do come into contact with a bird, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after.

 

 


Organic farmers offered reimbursement for certification costs

Posted on April 1, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee farmers who grow organic crops and have become USDA certified can now qualify for a cost share reimbursement for the costs of their certification. Certified organic producers can apply to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture for a 75 percent cost share up to a maximum of $750 to help defray costs related to receiving and maintaining organic certification, including inspection costs. Organic operations that have achieved certification since Oct. 1, 2014 meet the time qualification to seek reimbursement, as do organic operations that become certified between now and Sept. 30, 2015. Organic certification typically costs small farm producers between $600 and $1,000 annually.


Fruit and vegetable farmers offered reimbursement

Posted on April 1, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee farmers who grow fruits or vegetables and have received Good Agriculture Practices certification are eligible to receive reimbursement for costs related to certification for field or packing house audits. Reimbursements are limited to 50 percent of an individual’s certification costs up to a maximum of $1,500. Expenses related to the certification must be incurred between Jan. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2015. Applications are approved on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted. For more information visit http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/marketing/fruitsvegetables.shtml. You can also contact Tammy Algood at 615-837-5347 or email Tammy.Algood@tn.gov


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