Playoffs on the line when Warriors and Jets meet Friday

Posted by | October 28, 2009 12:00 am

One win for the playoffs. After a three-game road trip, the Warriors return to Warrior Stadium Friday to take on Cumberland County in a District 6AAA contest that has playoff implications. The winner of the game will earn a spot in the TSSAA playoffs.

Even though it may be hard for some fans to fathom, when the 0-9 Warriors and 2-7 Jets meet on the gridiron Friday night, a trip to the state playoffs is on the line.
When the TSSAA reclassified for this season, the Warriors were put into a 3A district that will split into 5A and 6A for playoff purposes. Of the five teams in … CONTINUED


Basketball coaches gather for District 6AAA media day

Posted by | October 28, 2009 12:00 am

Warriorette basketball. WCHS girls’ basketball coach, Bryan Haley, gives a synopsis of the 2009-10 Warriorettes at media day.

Talking about the Warriors. WCHS boys’ coach, Eric Mitchell, is all smiles as he talks about becoming a member of District 6AAA.

On the same day as the official start of preseason practice, the basketball coaches of the newly aligned District 6AAA got together and talked about their teams for the local media who cover their games.
Meeting at the First National Bank in Cookeville, each coach took the podium to tell a little about their teams and field questions from the media.
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Solon L. Beach

Posted by | October 27, 2009 12:00 am

Solon L. Beach, 87, of Fall Creek Falls, passed away Oct. 26, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
Mr. Beach was born Feb. 12, 1922, to Dewey and Minnie Walling Beach.
He was born in the Tip Top community of Bledsoe County and grew up in the hills of Fall Creek Falls. He was a beloved man and leader in his community. Mr. Beach was self-employed most of his life as a logger, school bus driver, and established Beach Trucking Company. He loved and lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
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Jimmie Jenkins

Posted by | October 27, 2009 12:00 am

Jimmie Jenkins, 1930-2009, with his beloved wife Mary Frances Dycus Jenkins, who survives him.

Jimmie Jenkins, 79, of Wauwatosa, Wis., formerly of Sparta, went to be with is Lord, on Oct. 22, 2009.
Mr. Jenkins was born Oct. 7, 1930, in White County.
Mr. Jenkins became owner of Jenkins Imports Inc., in Wisconsin, on Oct. 1, 1976, and continued his steadfast commitment daily for 33 years. He was also a strong supporter of numerous charities and organizations in Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins are also noted for the numerous educational scholarships provided to students at White County High School.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Dycus Jenkins, formerly … CONTINUED


Jacquelin (Jackie) Randolph Floyd

Posted by | October 27, 2009 12:00 am

Jacquelin (Jackie) Randolph Floyd, 72, of Radcliff, Ky., passed away Oct. 6, 2009, in Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Floyd was the wife of John D. (Johnny) Floyd, formerly of Sparta.
A memorial service was held 11 a.m., Oct. 15, 2009.
Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, in Radcliff, Ky., was in charge of arrangements.


Marjorie Walker

Posted by | October 27, 2009 12:00 am

Marjorie Walker, 79, of Nashville, passed away Oct. 23, 2009.
She had been an active member of Jackson Park Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ed Walker.
Survivors include her daughter, B.J. King and husband Dan, of Johns Island, S.C.; brother, Porter Turner, of Sparta; sister, Jo Musgrove, of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Dan King Jr., Michelle King; and great-grandchildren, Danny King III, Riley Grace King.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 27, 2009, at Spring Hill Funeral Home, in Gallatin, with burial in Historic Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 27.
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Yummy Mummy Madness

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

Chocolate Mummy Cookies

Eeek! Hosting a Halloween get-together doesn’t have to be scary. With ghoulish party games, bowlfuls of candy, and an unexpected baked treat, a spooktacular party is a snap.
In addition to dressing up in a costume and trick-or-treating, Halloween party guests can have some fun helping out in the kitchen and preparing some cookies for the haunted holiday. Princesses, vampires and pirates alike can get creative by decorating their own Halloween treats, such as the Chocolate Mummy Cookie.
The Chocolate Mummy Cookie recipe uses a Betty Crocker cookie mix base, which makes the baking process quick and allows more time for decorating mummy with wrappings … CONTINUED


The golden rule of painting: plan ahead

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

Are you eager to finish renovation projects before the snow flies? Be sure to avoid the most common mistake of weekend warriors — hastily beginning projects before you’ve planned your work. Planning your project from start to finish will save you both time and money.
With a plan in place, there are fewer opportunities for blunders and mishaps. Consider these basic preparation skills before your next painting project to help ensure everything comes together without a hitch.
Timeline
Yes, painting is relatively quick and painless, but it is not instantaneous. If you start painting at 4 p.m., you’ll be up all night. Before beginning your project, make sure … CONTINUED


Fall decor trends feature rustic charm with homespun elegance

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

The air is becoming crisp, colors are changing and cozy sweaters are starting to make their way back into your wardrobe’s rotation. Autumn has arrived, and its natural beauty shines radiantly to warm the heart and inspire fresh crafting ideas.
Clever crafts can help to create an autumn atmosphere that is simply elegant or pure fun for the family. When thinking about your fall DIY projects, try some of these ideas to capture your creative spirit when decorating your home or planning your next festive get-together:
1. Fabulous fall decor with versatility and value
Start by decorating your table with exceptionally affordable wool felt. Available in plenty of … CONTINUED


Macaroni Casserole

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

2 cups uncooked macaroni
2 (5 ounce) cans
chunk chicken (drained)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups milk
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup chopped onion
Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl combine the macaroni, chicken, cheese, milk, soup and onion. Mix together. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the casserole into the dish and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Stir and cook 10 more minutes or until the macaroni is tender. Serve warm.


Woman seriously injured in crash

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

A Sparta woman was taken to White County Community Hospital, Oct. 23, reportedly with serious injuries, after she was involved in a one-vehicle crash on Indian Mound Road.


CoverKids ceasing enrollment Nov. 1

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

A federally and state funded health plan designed for a specific segment of children will no longer accept new enrollment applications after Nov. 30, 2009.
CoverKids has approximately 245 children enrolled from White County and 43,268 statewide, as of August 2009. All these children will remain on the program and will not be affected by the change, as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.
CoverKids is funded by federal and state dollars and provides health and dental coverage to children who do not qualify for Medicaid, but whose families cannot afford to provide private health insurance for those children.
According to Bob Duncan, director of … CONTINUED


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