Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 2, 2019 2:35 pm
Wednesday, April 10
Who: Van Buren County Health Department
What: Car seat safety inspection
When: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Van Buren County Health Department, 907 Old McMinnville Highway, in Spencer
Contact: (931) 316-0600
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 2, 2019 2:34 pm
Wednesday, April 10
Who: White County Health Department
What: Car seat safety inspection
When: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: White County Health Department, 135 Walker St.,
Contact: (931) 836-2201
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 2, 2019 12:40 pm
Lawrence Allen “Larry” Sanders, 72, passed away peacefully, on April 1, 2019, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Sanders was born Sept. 17, 1946, in Highland Park, Michigan, to Marshall Sanders and Pauline Reum Sanders.
He was retired from Wagner (Cooper Industries), in Sparta, which later became Federal-Mogul, after 28 years of service as a machine mechanic. He enjoyed working on and drag-racing cars as well as attending cruise-ins in his custom-built rat rod. He was well known for his knowledge of engines, transmissions, and carburetors and was always eager to help a fellow hot-rod enthusiast solve problems.
He was a long-time member … Read More
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 2, 2019 10:01 am
Audrey Clair Walker, 67, of Sparta, passed away March 30, 2019, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.
Mrs. Walker was born Dec. 16, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Audrey Jones and Clair Funk. She was the wife of Thomas Walker.
The family has chosen cremation A memorial service will be at a later date.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 2, 2019 9:57 am
Andrew Vincent McGeehen, 32, of Berlin, Wisconsin, died unexpectedly from an automobile accident, on March 28, 2019, in Berlin, Wisconsin.
He was born April 30, 1986, in Winchester, Indiana, the son of Arthur McGeehen and Becky Wiist McGeehen.
On Dec. 10, 2009, he was united in marriage to Shannon Henriksen.
Mr. McGeehen worked in tech support at Generac Mobile Products, in Berlin, Wisconsin. He loved playing his guitar and video games, but was most known for being an avid, deep thinker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; brother, Arthur Jr.; and brother-in-law, Devan Beal.
He is survived by his wife, Shannon; two daughters, Caoilfhinn Sue, … Read More
Posted by Jerry Lowery | April 1, 2019 8:22 am
Kellie Jolly Harper
Missouri State’s best NCAA Tournament run in nearly two decades came to an end Saturday in the Chicago Regional Semifinal at Wintrust Arena, as the Lady Bears fell to No. 2 seed and sixth-ranked Stanford by a 55-46 final.
The Lady Bears (25-10), led my Coach Kellie Jolly Harper, a Sparta native, finished with their most wins in a season since 2005, holding the Cardinal to 25 percent shooting overall and 3-for-29 from 3-point range in a gritty defensive effort. Stanford (31-4) was equal to the task, blocking six shots and limiting MSU to 25.4 percent from the field and a season-low point total.
Harper … Read More
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 1, 2019 8:12 am
Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, on March 29, in recognition of the grand re-opening of White County Veterans Museum. (Photo by KIM SWINDELL WOOD)
Dr. Charles Mitchell, or Capt. Mitchell (right), as he is known to the veterans who served under his command, has donated numerous items from World War II, which include a Nazi flag taken from a soldier, a German uniform complete with medals
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Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 1, 2019 7:42 am
Kyle Goff, CEO of Sparta-White County YMCA, hosted the Rotary Club of Sparta meeting, on March 28, 2019. Goff presented an overview of the various programs and equipment available at the Y. He finished with a tour of the facility.
Posted by Sparta Live | April 1, 2019 7:40 am
Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines
Since the election of President Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell has been doing everything in his power to chip away at our democracy. He openly admitted he vowed to make Obama a one-term president. He failed to meet that goal, but he was very efficient at quashing parts of Obama’s agenda. I don’t have a definitive answer to why he has done such things. Greed, power and ego – I think those are some of the reasons. Yet, I wonder if those are the only reasons for his behavior. I know his power plays are becoming very dangerous to the future of America. … Read More
Posted by Sparta Live | April 1, 2019 7:39 am
The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman
And so here we are – just a few days after we have received the four-page summary of the Mueller Report. We have learned what many of us have known all along – there was no Russian collusion. I would like to say at the outset I bear no malice toward my brothers and sisters that believed otherwise. The fraud was certainly promoted in every way, except with evidence. There was innuendo, rumor mongering, whispers in the hall – all the trappings of the next big scandal. But after all the smoke clears, we find…nothing. And what about obstruction of justice?… Read More
Posted by Sparta Live | April 1, 2019 7:38 am
By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church
The final week has begun. Sunday has come and gone. The dawn breaks, and Monday begins. The days are speeding up, and Thursday will be here very soon. It’s Monday, what do we see? The night before, we saw Jesus enter the temple. We watch him survey the people, their activity, and their motives. We become witness to his anger. We see his blood pressure rise and his temper controlled. We notice his calm as it mixes with the fury. He stands quietly, contemplating, calculating, and then he leaves. It’s late, and the son of man is on a mission. He leaves … Read More
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 1, 2019 7:35 am
L-R: Bill Loos, chairman; Lisa Johnson, treasurer; Tyler Vaughn, Young Republicans chairman; Cindy Lowery, secretary; Terri Whited, committee member; Lisa Robinson, vice chairman; and not pictured, Sean Sherman, committee member.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 1, 2019 7:33 am
The unemployment rate for each of Tennessee’s counties improved in February, according to new information March 28 by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
White County’s unemployment rate decreased from 3.8 percent, in January, to 3.5 percent, in February. The in bordering five counties, the rates are: Van Buren decreased from 5.4 percent, in January, to 4.7 percent, in February; Warren County decreased from 4.1 percent, in January, to 3.8 percent, in February; Putnam County decreased from 3.7 percent, in January, to 3.3 percent, in February; Cumberland County decreased from 5.4 percent, in January, to 4.7 percent, in February; and DeKalb County decreased from 4.8 percent, … Read More
Posted by Sparta Live | April 1, 2019 7:32 am
By Rachel Auberger
On May 4, all children ages 5 to 12 are encouraged to get up and get dirty in a mile-long obstacle course and mud run, according to Doyle Muddy Mound co-organizers Tonya Dailey and Pam Bennett.
“We want to bring more activities for kids to White County,” Dailey said about their reasoning for organizing the event.
The event started as an idea between friends and, through months of planning and a lot of work by Dailey and Bennett, is becoming a reality.
Thanks to donations from businesses throughout the community, the one-mile course will boast obstacles such as climbing walls, ramps, tunnels, and tire runs. … Read More