Monthly Archives: July 2015

Scott reunion

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

Descendants of Samuel Scott and Francis England Scott and friends are invited to attend the Scott reunion at 1 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Sparta Civic Center. Doors open at 11 a.m., with a potluck meal at 1 p.m. For more information call (931) 761-2381.

Brenda Marie Johnson

Posted on July 7, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Brenda Marie Johnson, 64, of Sparta, passed away this morning at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sparta-White County Senior Center

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

321 E. Bronson St. – Brenda Roberts, director – (931) 836-3663

Tuesday, July 7

9 a.m., Art

10 a.m., BP screening, NHC Homecare

Noon, Bingo, Avalon Hospice

1 p.m. Supper

Wednesday, July 8

9 a.m., Exercise

10 a.m., Cocert

11 a.m., Buffet

Noon, Gospel singing

1 p.m., Supper

Thursday, July 9

9 a.m., Inspiration Class

10 a.m., Tai Chi

Noon, Bingo, At Home Healthcare

Friday, July 10

9 a.m., Exercise

10 a.m., Yoga

Noon, Bingo, Quality

Friday night dance, 7-10 p.m., Cane Creek Band

Saturday, July 11

Saturday night dance, 7-10 p.m., Cane Creek Band

Putnam County Senior Center

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

Putnam County Senior Center Cookeville Activity Center, 186 South Walnut Ave., phone (931) 526-9318, website

Wednesdays, 2-3:30p.m. Free country dance lessons with the Fullers

Thursday, July 9, 5-6 p.m., dance lessons with Vickie Rose, seven-time world champion dancer, $5

Thursday, July 9, 11 a.m., Meteorologist, Lisa Spencer, presents a program on “Weather,” followed by a covered dish luncheon. Bring a dish or pay $5. Theme: Casseroles and vegetables.

Thursday, July 9 and 16, Dance to the wonderful sound of never stop music with Cookeville DJ Scott Stevens, 40 and older

Saturday, July 11 and 18, Dance to the great country music of The Old

Raising a relative child or need housing assistance?

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

Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance? For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at  Upper Cumberland Development District toll free at 1-877-275-8233.

A support group meeting for relatives who are caring for relative children will be held 11 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at White County Public Library, 11 North Church Street.

For housing assistance while caring for relative child, contact Myra Walker at (931) 432-4111.


Quebeck potluck

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

Quebeck-Walling Community Club will host a potluck, at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at Quebeck Community Center. Bring a dish to share. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information call (931) 657-1009.

Free training plans available for U.C. Haunted Half Marathon

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

The Upper Cumberland Haunted Half Marathon is partnering with Foothills Running Company and Hanson’s Coaching Services to provide FREE training plans for runners interested in participating in the Haunted Half, on Oct. 17. With this race only 15 weeks away, now is the time to begin training.

At 13.1 miles, a half-marathon is a race for some and an endurance test for others. The Upper Cumberland Haunted Half—the only half-marathon in Putnam County—benefits WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS.

Several prizes will be awarded, and all finishers will receive a medal.

For more information and to access the free training plans, visit

Both All Star teams suffer defeat Monday

Posted on July 6, 2015 11:11 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Neither of the two Sparta All Star teams were able to come away with wins Monday night in District 2 action.

The 9/10 All Star team saw their season come to an end with a 16-7 loss to Smith County Orange.

The 7/8 All Stars played their first game of the district tournament Monday and were defeated 14-5 by Lebanon Gold.  That drops Sparta into the loser’s bracket.  They will play against Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Carthage.

Bouldin commits to UTC

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

For Lakelyn Bouldin playing college basketball has been a lifelong dream.  Sunday, she brought that dream one step closer.

The Van Buren County rising senior committed to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  Official signing day is not until November, but she told the UTC coaches on Sunday of her decision to commit to the Lady Moc basketball team.

Bouldin, who was a finalist for Class A Miss Basketball last season, has already passed the 2,000-point career scoring mark.

See Thursday’s print edition for more details.

Dodson wins today at Beef Expo

Posted on July 6, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Elizabeth Dodson, 15, of Sparta, won first place today in Showmanship in the Junior High Division of the 2015 Tennessee Junior Livestock Beef Expo, at Middle Tennessee State University.

Free Medicare help

Posted on July 6, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

SHIP representatives from  Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability will be at White County Library, 11 N. Church St., in Sparta, on July 22, 2015, 9 a.m.-noon, on to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns as well as screening for Low Income Subsidy  extra-help with Medicare Part D. Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment. SHIP/SMP covers all 14 Upper Cumberland counties.

Calvary Baptist VBS

Posted on July 6, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Calvary Baptist Church will host a Vacation Bible School, 9:30 a.m.-noon,  Mon., July 20, – Thurs., July 23, at the church, 4417 Roberts-Matthews Highway. The them is “God Bless America.”  Transportation will be provided by call (931) 738-5260. For more information call the phone number listed or (931) 738-8296.

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