Live nativity in Van Buren County

Posted by | November 13, 2019 8:36 am

Mt. Crest United Methodist Church will have a Live Nativity Children’s Christmas program beginning at 6 p.m., Dec. 11, at the church, 32979 Route 30 West, in Van Buren County. After the live nativity, there will be a special appearance by Santa. Hot cocoa, hot cider, and cookies will be provided.


Fall Creek Falls Fire Department

Posted by | November 13, 2019 8:34 am

Fall Creek Falls Fire Department will host a breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Nov. 23, at the fire hall, 24897 Route 30 East, in Van Buren County. The meal will include biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash brown potatoes, bacon, sausage, country ham, fried bologna, fruit, orange juice, coffee, and milk. Cost is $7 for adults. Children age 10 and under eat free.


Van Buren Board of Education

Posted by | November 13, 2019 8:32 am

Van Buren County Board of Education will meet for a work session at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 20, 2019, at the board office, 293 Sparta St., in Spencer.


Book signing for “Nickel’s Luck”

Posted by | November 13, 2019 8:30 am

There will be a book signing 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 7, 2019, hosted by Hamilton Dry Goods, 4075 Roberts-Matthews, in Sparta. S.L. Matthews, who is a historical fiction author, will be celebrating the debut of her novel, “Nickel’s Luck.” More information: (931) 739-6061.


Republican Party meeting

Posted by | November 13, 2019 8:23 am

White County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m., Nov. 18, 2019, in the third floor courtroom, at the courthouse. Sheriff Steve Page and Police Chief Doug Goff will each recognize the Law Enforcement Officers of the Year from their respective departments. Immediately following the meeting, there will be a potluck Christmas dinner party on the second floor. Because of the busy holiday season, no meeting is scheduled for December.


A fun, fruity, refrigerated treat

Posted by | November 13, 2019 7:39 am

(Family Features) Save time on family desserts with make-ahead recipes like these Kristoff Ice Box Cupcakes. By using kid-friendly treats that add nutrition to appealing flavor, you can solve busy evenings just by reaching into the fridge. This and other family-friendly recipes are part of Dole’s healthy-living alliance with Disney’s Frozen 2. For details, visit dole.com/Disney. #Dole #DoleRecipes

Kristoff Ice Box Cupcakes

Prep time: 20 minutes, plus chill time
Serves: 12

  • 3         ripe DOLE® Bananas
  • 1         container (8 ounces) fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • 7         low-fat honey graham crackers, coarsely crushed
  • 1         pound Dole Strawberries, hulled and quartered
  1. Line 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners. In large
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Jerry Lee Worthington

Posted by | November 12, 2019 3:07 pm

Jerry Lee Worthington, 67, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 8, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Worthington was born Dec. 14, 1951, in Sparta, to Jessie Rhea Price Worthington and Charles Worthington Jr.

He was a dedicated member of Oakwood Street Church of Christ, always ready to serve his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There you could always find him before any service, ready to greet everyone that came by with a firm handshake and a smile. He retired from Federal Mogul, in Smithville, in 2010, after 35 years of service. He was an avid fan of all sports, as well as hunting and fishing. In his younger years, … CONTINUED


Barbara Genell Daniels

Posted by | November 12, 2019 2:58 pm

Barbara Genell Daniels, 77, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 9, 2019, in Sparta.

Mrs. Daniels was born May 14, 1942, in Cookeville, to Haywood Henry and Mamie Bumbalough Henry.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bobby Daniels.

Survivors include her son, Tim Daniels, of Sparta; daughter, Kathy Daniels Brooks (James), of Texas; grandchildren, Joshua Daniels, Justin Daniels, both of Sparta; sister, Brenda Elrod, of Monterey; and brother,

Glenn Henry, of Monterey.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m., Nov. 13, 2019, Oak Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 13, at the funeral home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home


Connie Laurel Myers Turrington

Posted by | November 12, 2019 2:53 pm

Connie Laurel Myers Turrington, 72, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 9, 2019, in Nashville.

Mrs. Turrington was born July 30, 1947, in Sparta. She was the daughter of Harvey Nolan Myers and Minnie Bell Walker Scott.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnny Turrington Sr.; brothers, Donald Myers, Jeff Myers; and sister, Shawna Evon Myers.

Survivors include her life partner, Othel Dunham Jr.; daughters, Lisa Bryan, of Sparta, Lora Turrington, of Sparta; son, Johnny Turrington Jr.; grandchildren, Rodney Henry, Jesse McCullough, Jacob Turrington, Josh Turrington; great-grandson, Braxton Taylor; great-granddaughter, Paige McCullough; sisters, Carolyn Dunham, Renee Myers, Melissa Fisher, June Myers; and several nieces and nephews.… CONTINUED


Rebecca Jean Killgore Ross

Posted by | November 12, 2019 2:46 pm

Rebecca Jean Killgore Ross, 96, passed on to the next life, on Nov. 9, 2019, in Sparta.

Mrs. Ross was born March 5, 1923, in Samson, Alabama, to Phonso and Ruth Killgore.

A Celebration of Life will be 2 p.m., Nov. 17, 2019, at Central Church of Christ. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m., Nov. 17, at the church.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements .


S.T. Griffin

Posted by | November 12, 2019 2:43 pm

S.T. Griffin, age 93, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 12, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Griffin was born April 4, 1926.

He was a United States veteran.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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