Monthly Archives: June 2018

Sparta First Free Will homecoming

Posted on June 2, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church will have homecoming, on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Dennis Deweese will be preaching in the morning service. Special singing by Bro. Tony Wilson. Lunch will be served after the morning service. Everyone is invited.

Glenn Cattle Farms joins American Angus Association

Posted on June 2, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Glenn Cattle Farms, in Walling, Tennessee, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.

The Association records ancestral information and keeps production records and genomic data on individual animals to develop industry-leading selection tools for its members. The programs and services of the Association and its entities — Angus Genetics Inc., Angus Productions Inc., Certified Angus Beef LLC and … CONTINUED

History Hike is June 9, prize drawing sponsored by Foglight Foodhouse

Posted on June 2, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

History and fun will come together June 9 for a Family Fun Frolic at the Cookeville Depot and Cookeville history museums.

“We’re so excited to welcome area families to our fourth Family Fun Frolic,” Beth Thompson, Cookeville museums manager, said. “What could be better than getting out for some free, family fun on a warm June Saturday?”

The free activity, a fun twist on the museums’ monthly History Hikes, will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Participants may begin either at the Depot, 116 W. Broad St., with old-fashioned games like checkers and cornhole or the History Museum, 40 E. Broad St., with ladder golf and lawn darts, as well … CONTINUED

Insurance enrollment assistance available at W.C. Health Department

Posted on June 2, 2018 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Have you recently experienced a life event that resulted in the loss of your health insurance coverage? If so, you may qualify for a special enrollment period through the Healthcare Marketplace Exchange.

White County Health Department/Community Health Center has a certified application counselor available to assist those who may have lost health insurance coverage, recently married, had a child or will be losing health insurance within 60 days. If you think that you may qualify, please call the White County Health Department/Community Health Center at (931) 836-2201.

Motlow State Testing Center to offer Residual ACT Assessment Test for summer and fall semester

Posted on June 2, 2018 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Motlow State Community College Testing Center will administer the Residual ACT exam on June 15 and 21, July 20, and August 10 from 8:30 a.m. – noon, and on July 31 from 12:30 – 4 p.m. The test will be administered in room 1043 of the Crouch Center on the Moore County campus.

The Residual ACT is for individuals under 21 years of age who are planning to attend Motlow State and were unable to take the ACT on a national test day. A Motlow admission application must be on file prior to taking the Residual ACT.

To be eligible to take the test, applicants must complete the … CONTINUED

John Carlis Gilbert

Posted on June 1, 2018 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

John Carlis Gilbert, 76, of Doyle, passed away May 30, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family.

Mr. Gilbert was born Sept. 18, 1941, in Sparta, to Bud R. Gilbert and Sarah Louise Wilson.  He married Mary Nell Watford Gilbert.  He was a member of Spencer Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jackie Gilbert; and sisters, Pat Morgan and Linda West.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Nell Watford Gilbert; son, John Kevin Gilbert (Sandra); daughters, Kimberly Graham (Jason), Kathy Hawkins (Nathan), Carla Murney (John); brothers, Bud T. Gilbert, Mike Gilbert; sister, Faye Hill; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephew.… CONTINUED

Commander’s Call

Posted on June 1, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

This column is written by Hansel Moore, commander of the American Legion Post 207, in Spencer, Tennessee. It is to inform veterans and community members of news and events related the veterans in Van Buren County.

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN – I would like to thank all neighbors who took time to gather together as a community to remember the soldiers of Van Buren County whose names appear on the stone monuments of the courthouse square. On Memorial Day, a number of organizations and individuals took part in a ceremony that paid homage to our fallen heroes.

American Legion Post 207 – Host & Logistics

American Legion Post 173 … CONTINUED

Memorial Day observed with ceremony at Rotary Veterans Park

Posted on June 1, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


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Van Buren County honors fallen soldiers on Memorial Day

Posted on June 1, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Dive into some new summer fun

Posted on June 1, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer. Fall Creek Falls State park was ready to host many visitors, and it was evident by the license plates that lovers of Fall Creek Falls come from far and near.

As the heat outside turns up, the pool becomes a magnet for both young and old to cool off.   The daring divers show off their moves on the diving boards, as the young guppies get to cool off in a pool of their own.

A professionally trained team of lifeguards is on duty to make sure that everyone stays safe. Behind the sunglasses are the eyes that are continually … CONTINUED

Hang on, it’s rodeo time

Posted on June 1, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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This past weekend produced a lot of rain, but that did not dampen the opening rodeo of the season.

The Lil Wrangler Jr. Rodeo went on as planned. Through rain, mud, and more mud, young contestants with determination held on tight.

The Lil Wrangler Jr. Rodeo is one of the Van Buren treasures for youth and is an introduction of many into the world of rodeo riding and a way of sharpening skills for developing riders.

The organization provides six rodeos a year, from May through October, on the fourth Saturday of the month. It operates through donations and hardworking volunteers to provide these … CONTINUED

Thou shall not display the Ten Commandments

Posted on June 1, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

By Hansel Moore – contributor

A post was recently added to the Van Buren County Facebook page of new administration building with a photo of the Ten Commandments in the foreground.

It did not take long for someone 1,034 miles away to weigh in on the display as an “offensive travesty” greeting people in Van Buren Tennessee. Through the protective layers of anonymity of the internet, a verbal volleying occurred.

One man said, “It is a shame that the mayor does not respect the U.S. Constitution and is openly violating it with this post and the monument. Enjoy your lawsuit.”

County Mayor Greg Wilson took a moment to … CONTINUED

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