Monthly Archives: January 2016

Valentine’s Day Contest

Posted on January 25, 2016 7:07 am by

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2016 by entering The Expositor’s “Cutest Couple Valentine’s Day Photo Contest”  for an opportunity to win numerous fabulous prizes.

A photo of the “Cutest Couple” must be emailed to kim@spartalive.com by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5. The following information must be included:

  • Names of each person in the photo (participants must be at least 18 years old)
  • Phone number
  • Address

The winning couple will receive prizes from area businesses. The contest is open only to White and Van Buren counties.

On Monday, Feb. 8, all photos will be posted on SpartaLive.com and linked to The Expositor’s Facebook page where viewers will have the opportunity to … Read More


Smoky Chicken Spread

Posted on January 25, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ingredients

3 cups finely chopped cooked chicken

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1/2 cup coarsely chopped smoked almonds

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Crackers

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers. Yield: 4 cups.

(Taste of Home Cooking School is returning to Sparta. The much-anticipated event, which is sponsored by The Expositor, will be 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at White County Agriculture Complex. Tickets go on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Reserved seating tickets are $35, and general admission is $12. Read More


Taste of Home tickets

Posted on January 25, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


First inmate GED class graduates

Posted on January 25, 2016 6:06 am by Pamela Claytor

White County Jail implemented a new education program for inmates in Feb. 2015, in an effort to curtail the number of re-offenders in the facility.

On Jan. 20, 2016, the first GED graduation ceremony was held for inmates who had obtained their high school equivalency degree.

During the ceremony, 11 inmates who had completed and passed the GED program received their diplomas. GED instructor Mark Cunningham, White County Director of Schools Sandra Crouch and Linda Mackie, of Motlow College, addressed the graduates.

Inmates are eligible for the program if they are serving a sentence of six months or less, and once completed, they may even be eligible for … Read More


Conservationist of the Year presented to Officer Angus Farm

Posted on January 25, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Soil Conservation District recently announced the 2015 Conservationist of the Year.

Larry and Brenda Officer, of the Black Oak community in White County, are the recipients of the annual award. The Officers live on Burgess Falls Road and farm 50 acres, as well as an adjoining 60 acres belonging to Larry Officer’s mother, Edna Officer.

Larry Officer grew up on a farm and worked alongside his father, Clifford Officer, raising registered Hereford cattle.

Larry Officer graduated from Tennessee Tech and Middle Tennessee State University, receiving an MBA degree. After 35 years as a human resources manager with Crane Interiors and Smithville Manufacturing, he retired in 2012. … Read More


Gas price brief

Posted on January 25, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

(AAA) – Gas prices are still falling even after oil prices increased during the tail-end of last week. Prices at the pump are dropping at a rate of about a half cent a day. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $1.83, 7 cents lower than a month ago, 21 cents lower than this time last year.

Crude prices went on a rollercoaster ride last week. A barrel of oil dipped down to $26.55 (lowest daily settlement since May 7, 2003) on Wednesday, then climbed to $32.19 (highest since January 8, 2016) on Friday. Some speculators believe the price of oil has bottomed out … Read More


“Expositor Inquires” will help answer questions about community

Posted on January 25, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Expositor will be publishing a monthly article that will give residents an opportunity to have their concerns answered.

The article, The Expositor Inquires, will address questions or concerns residents may have about something going on in White County.

The Expositor will be accepting questions about all topics, including city and county government, status on construction projects, new businesses and updates on news stories.

Any questions you would like to submit should be sent to pamela@spartalive.com. Be sure to put “The Expositor Inquires” in the subject line.

The questions will be researched, and The Expositor will obtain statements directly from the appropriate official sources.

On the first Monday … Read More


Ruby Rowland Carver

Posted on January 25, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ruby Rowland Carver, 97, of Quebeck, passed away peacefully, on Jan. 23, 2016, at her residence in Quebeck.

Mrs. Carver was born Feb. 14, 1918, in the Joppa community of Walling, to Everette Rowland and Ida Shuster Rowland.

She was a homemaker and a long time member of the Rock Island Presbyterian Church, where she was the secretary of the church Women’s Club.

Mrs. Rowland was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford Boyd Carver, who had resided in Quebeck; brother, Theron Rowland, who had resided in Sparta; sisters-in-law Mary Lee Rowland, Dorris Little Rowland, who had resided in Sparta; son-in-law Bobby Rhea Wallace, who had … Read More


Highlands Fitness Challenge

Posted on January 25, 2016 6:06 am by


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets on sale Jan. 25

Posted on January 25, 2016 5:05 am by

Taste of Home Cooking School is returning to Sparta. The much-anticipated event, which is sponsored by The Expositor, has been held in October for the past several years, but Michelle Roberts, culinary specialist, will be in Sparta at the White County Agriculture Complex, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Featured recipes will highlight a spring/summer menu. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. General admission is $12 and $35 for V.I.P. tickets.


Valentine’s Day Contest

Posted on January 24, 2016 6:06 pm by

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2016 by entering The Expositor’s “Cutest Couple Valentine’s Day Photo Contest”  for an opportunity to win numerous fabulous prizes.

A photo of the “Cutest Couple” must be emailed to kim@spartalive.com by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5. The following information must be included:

  • Names of each person in the photo (participants must be at least 18 years old)
  • Phone number
  • Address

The winning couple will receive prizes from area businesses. The contest is open only to White and Van Buren counties.

On Monday, Feb. 8, all photos will be posted on SpartaLive.com and linked to The Expositor’s Facebook page where viewers will have the opportunity to … Read More


First Baptist Bible Conference

Posted on January 24, 2016 5:05 pm by


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets on sale Jan. 25

Posted on January 24, 2016 5:05 pm by

Taste of Home Cooking School is returning to Sparta. The much-anticipated event, which is sponsored by The Expositor, has been held in October for the past several years, but Michelle Roberts, culinary specialist, will be in Sparta at the White County Agriculture Complex, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Featured recipes will highlight a spring/summer menu. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. General admission is $12 and $35 for V.I.P. tickets.


Commodities distribution rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 29

Posted on January 24, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

UCHRA’s commodities distribution that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 20, and had been rescheduled for 8:30-11:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, at White County Agriculture Complex, has again been changed to 8:30-11:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29, because of inclement weather.


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