WCHS soccer nets second win

Posted by | March 26, 2009 12:00 am

The Warrior soccer team traveled to Cumberland County Tuesday and defeated the Jets 2-1 for the second WCHS victory of the season.
Though a meeting between two non-district foes this season, the two will be squaring off next season in the newly aligned district.
After being off for a week for spring break, the Warriors got off to a bit of a slow start. The Jets scored the game’s first goal with a high shot that found the net about midway through the first half of action. That would be the only goal of the half as Cumberland County held the slim 1-0 halftime advantage.
The Warriors evened … Read More


WCHS softball picks up first win of season

Posted by | March 26, 2009 12:00 am

Game winner. Kristen Howard slides safely home scoring the winning run in the WCHS softball’s 6-5 victory over Watertown on Tuesday. The win was the first victory of the season for the Warriorettes.

Reaching back. Miya Teeples stretches way back to haul in a fly ball in the win over Watertown on Tuesday.

The Warriorettes, after losing by two or less runs in three of their first four games, finally pulled off a win in one of those nail biters.
The Warriorettes played host to Watertown on a windy Tuesday afternoon. After holding the lead through four innings, the Warriorettes found themselves trailing by one after five innings. … Read More


WCHS track sweeps Warren County

Posted by | March 26, 2009 12:00 am

The race is one. The Warriors and Warriorettes both defeated Warren County in Tuesday's dual meet.

Relay domination. The Warriors and Warriorettes dominated the relay events at the dual track meet with Warren County capturing first place in each race. In fact, WCHS won both the boys’ and girls’ portion of the meet.

The White County High School track and field team swept Warren County in a dual meet Tuesday in McMinnville
Both the Warriors and Warriorettes captured team victories on the day for the first-ever sweep by the WCHS tracksters. There were also several school records set on the afternoon.
The Warriorettes, as a team, totaled 96 … Read More


Billie Roe Boldin

Posted by | March 25, 2009 12:00 am

Billie Roe Boldin, 75, of Sparta, passed away March 24, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Boldin was born March 7, 1934, in White County, to William Harvey Bolin and Pattie Pittman Bolin.
He served his country in the U.S. Army, 1957-1963. Boldin was a retired ambulance driver with 20 years of service. He was also a lifetime farmer. Boldin had lots of family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Brenda Dodson Boldin; one son, Anthony Billy Boldin; two daughters, Patsy Knowles, Cynthia Palmer and husband Michiel, all of Sparta; one grandson, Christopher Foster; three granddaughters, Madison and Shealynn Foster, Raechele Hensley, all of Sparta; … Read More


Catherine Ruth Hiller

Posted by | March 25, 2009 12:00 am

Catherine Ruth Hiller, 77, of Sparta, passed away March 10, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Hiller was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Detroit, to William and Ella Liebermann.
She had been a medical secretary.
Survivors include her husband, Norman A. Hiller, of Sparta, and one brother, Ralph Liebermann, of Las Vegas.
Burial will be at Bellevue Memorial Park, in Ontario, Calif., at a later date.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Steven Robert Underwood

Posted by | March 24, 2009 12:00 am

Steven Robert Underwood, 52, of Sparta, passed away March 19, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Underwood was born July 21, 1956, in Jersey City, N.J., to Robert A. and Harriet L. Shaw Underwood.
He had been employed as a housepainter.
Survivors include his parents, Robert A. and Harriet L. Shaw Underwood; brother, Robert A. Underwood and wife Virginia, of New Jersey; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m., March 28, 2009, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Ray Alcorn will officiate.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.


Hubert Hudgens Jr.

Posted by | March 24, 2009 12:00 am

Master Sgt. (U.S. Air Force retired) Hubert Hudgens Jr., 72, of Parker, Fla., passed away March 18, 2009. Hudgens was the son of Mary Frances and Hubert Hudgens who had lived in Sparta.
He was born in Nashville and lived in Sparta until entering the U.S. Air Force. He lived in Panama City, Fla., many years, retiring after 21 years of service in the military. After his retirement, he worked at Scotty’s Hardware. Hudgens was an avid University of Tennessee and Florida State University fan and enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He was a member of the VFW. Hudgens loved spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include … Read More


What a day!

Posted by | March 23, 2009 12:00 am

The Pit looking from above

Kellie Harper coaching from the sidelines

Another look at the Pit

Greetings from Albuquerque, New Mexico!
What a day I had for my first segment of the trip! I know the true length of a day is 24 hours but not my day.
My day actually began when I woke up about noon on Friday. (Yes, I am a late sleeper and I should have slept longer because I knew it would be a while before I would get to sleep again, but the men’s tournament games were on and I really wanted to watch Tennessee. You see how that one went.)
Anyway, … Read More


Last day in New Mexico

Posted by | March 23, 2009 12:00 am

As I sit here writing this, I have just finished packing for my flight back home on Tuesday.
After spending almost all day Sunday resting, we got out on Monday and spent the day in the Old Town of Albuquerque. Most of the town is shops and restaurants now even though there is still a church there that was built I think in the late 1700’s. The church is still in use.
The buildings in old town have, of course, been renovated somewhat, but I pictured myself walking down the streets that were trodden by such people as Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Kit Carson and maybe even … Read More


FCS employee celebrates 50 years of service

Posted by | March 23, 2009 12:00 am

Dependability and stability are traits that many financial institutions like to claim, but Farm Credit Services of Mid-America demonstrates them through employees such as Meirl Williams.  Meirl began working for Farm Credit in on March 1, 1959, when she was just 17 years old.  In the 50 years since, Meirl has seen a lot of changes, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the positive, close relationship FCS maintains with its customers. 
Meirl currently works as a Customer Service Representative with the Farm Credit offices in Cookeville and Crossville, Tennessee.  When she started, the only electric office machines were typewriters.  “The receipts were written manually and the … Read More


Simple steps toward a more natural home

Posted by | March 23, 2009 12:00 am

Mother and daughter (4-6) filling recycling box, smiling

Whether it’s out of concern for the environment or for a desire to live a more natural lifestyle, more people are making green decisions for their homes. In Gallup’s annual Environmental Poll (2008), 28 percent of Americans said they’ve made major changes to their lives to protect the environment, while 55 percent said they have made minor changes. The most common changes involve recycling, conserving fuel, using less electricity and making homes more energy efficient.
Another step people are taking is to buy eco-friendly or more natural products for their homes. A recent Yahoo green living survey found that 57 … Read More


From Plant to Plate, Veggies Are Great!

Posted by | March 23, 2009 12:00 am

Classic Shepherd’s Pie

Confetti Soba Noodle Salad

Getting kids to eat their vegetables isn’t always an easy task. In fact, helping parents find a solution for this common dinner table dilemma is one of the reasons Chef Art Smith joined the Love Your Veggies campaign and the efforts to provide parents with tools to help their children develop a life-long love of vegetables. Like the makers of Hidden Valley Salad Dressings, who created the Love Your Veggies campaign, Chef Smith believes that getting kids to eat vegetables goes hand in hand with involving them in the garden, in the kitchen and at the dinner table.
With cooking trends … Read More


Teen offers online hunting help

Posted by | March 23, 2009 12:00 am

Capturing the moment. Mike Pick examines his camera to make sure it is ready to capture all the action during a hunt. He developed a Web site to help young people learn about a variety of outdoorsmen activities.

Mike Pick, a White County 16-year-old, has developed a Web site (youngsportsman.com) that offers information, contests, links and individual connections for young, beginning or novice hunters, fishermen and campers.
Pick, who started the enterprise July 4, 2008, says the site is a way to promote outdoor activities to young people and to share information and stories.
“We’re just trying to connect everyone and help them any way we can,” said … Read More


State unemployment at 9.1 percent

Posted by | March 23, 2009 12:00 am

Tennessee’s unemployment rate of 9.1 percent for February 2009 is the highest since 1986, which registered 10 percent.
February 2009’s rate is the fifth highest rate for the month of February since 1973. According to Commissioner James Neeley, of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, February 2009 set a record for the “number” of unemployed individuals since 1973. However, the exact figure was not available. According to TDLWD archive records, the highest number to-date for the month of February is 301,160, which was February 1983.
Job losses from January 2009 to February 2009 totaled 7,000. Declines were listed in the fields of trade, transportation and utilities, down … Read More


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