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Stories from Friday, June 19, 2009

School board meets with lawyer (06/19/09)
Tennessee state law on tenure for teachers and details of the state's open records law were the main topics of a meeting between the school board and their legal counsel. It was anticipated that the school board's meeting Tuesday would be mostly an executive session, in other words, with no outsiders present...
Allen Dairy movin' on up (06/19/09)
CANEY SPRING - From the Verona Caney Road, the Allen Dairy has a pastoral appearance. Up close, it retains the look of a laid-back lifestyle, mixed with hard work and heritage. But the Allen family has broken ground in the agricultural history of Marshall County. A conservation easement agreement was signed Wednesday to preserve a stretch of Duck River frontage and, in exchange, environmental protection measures became more affordable...
Dairy is a family business for Wards (06/19/09)
Dairy farming has been Dwight Ward's life since he was a boy and his father milked cows in Giles County. "A dairy farm is a wonderful place to raise kids," he says, "But it needs to be more profitable. I'd like people to know there'll be no dairies left in Marshall County if they don't do something about the price we get for our milk."...
Catalpa notes (06/19/09)
Happy Fathers Day: Sunday, June 21. This little poem, "Changing Thought" is so nice for Fathers Day. It was written by a dad. I thought when I was just a lad, It would be so much fun to be a Dad. To never have to clean your plate, And never go to bed till late...
Six Ways to Lose Your Job in 30 Days (06/19/09)
Yesterday Jim stopped by my office for a visit. We've been friends for over thirty years. During those years Jim has built a career as a senior manager for one of the nation's largest utilities. He told me about their decision to begin an incentive pay model for non-management employees. I thought, "Great, I want to hear more about this!"...
Blackberry Festival comes to Lynnville (06/19/09)
Blackberry pie like you wouldn't believe will be at the 9th Annual Lynnville Blackberry Festival to be held on Saturday, June 27, from sunup to sundown. Come and stay a spell in one of "America's Best Small Towns" - you won't be sorry. Some 40 to 50 vendors will be set up on Lynnville's square selling their wares. Antiques, handmade items, jewelry, crafts, children's items, all kinds of food, and much more will be offered for sale...
Briefs (06/19/09)
BRIEFS for June 19 The Farmers Market will be open on Friday, June 19, and Friday, June 26, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a few vendors. The Lewisburg Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a Mini Cheer Camp for 4- to 10-year-olds, from June 22 through 25, at the Rec Center gym. For more information, or to register, call Jane Tilford at 359-2482...
Dairy farmers give equipment for school milk sales, drinking (06/19/09)
More than $12,000 worth of equipment to make milk available to students at four Marshall County schools was made available this spring through the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association. SUDIA, which is in part funded by Tennessee dairy farmers, offers grants for milk merchandising equipment to schools that convert to plastic bottles, along with training aimed at improving the quality of milk at schools...
Tyrades! "Hee Haw" At 40: Saa-lute!! (06/19/09)
Whenever Father's Day approaches, I like to think about things that made my late father happy. Coincidentally, June 15 marked the 40th anniversary of the premiere of one of them: the TV series "Hee Haw." The cornpone variety show began as a summer replacement for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." It soon became a regular series, made "outhousehold" names of performers such as Lulu Roman and Gordie Tapp, and even spawned a Charlton magazine. ...
MCBPU receives petition for water (06/19/09)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A request for the extension of water service to homes along several roads north of Chapel Hill was well received this week by the Marshal County Board of Public Utilities. Rick Daughrity of Central Avenue, Chapel Hill, presented a petition to the board on Monday. Ten people signing the petition indicated they're willing to pay up to half their pro rata share of a .74-mile water line estimated at nearly $69,100...
White leads new dairy group (06/19/09)
A new organization, the Tennessee Dairy Producers Association, has been created to be a voice for dairy farmers and their families in this state, and its leader is a Marshall County commissioner. Dairy farmer Tony White, proprietor of Overland Hill Farm, is a member of the county's agriculture committee and was recently elected to be the new association's president. The independent, all-volunteer group's announcement was timed to coincide with June Dairy Month...
Commissioners face full plate Monday night (06/19/09)
Marshall County Commissioners have a full plate for their monthly meeting Monday night in the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's public square. The meeting is to be preceded by a public hearing on landfill expansions as to be defined by a proposed change in the county's zoning resolution. It is proposed as the state is to decide on an expansion permit for Cedar Ridge Landfill...
Sex harassment policy changing in Petersburg (06/19/09)
PETERSBURG -- A state official is revising a proposed personnel handbook for the town, including an expanded policy on sexual harassment, based on comments during a special town board meeting this week. Sexual harassment was alleged last fall and winter when the town recorder saw an image of Sara Palin's face superimposed above a topless woman's torso. ...
Vernon delivers game winner in MMC comeback (06/19/09)
First place Marshall Medical Center came into Thursday night Babe Ruth play versus United Telephone at 7-2, awaiting Monday night's showdown with the 8-3 Elks and almost got burnt for looking ahead. UT shook off a 4-0 deficit and a no-bid by Mikey Adams with a huge eight run fifth inning to lead 8-4 before MMC scored twice in the bottom of the fifth, two more times in the bottom of the sixth, and then escaped with a 9-8 win on a 7th inning walk-off double by Cody Vernon...
Floor guys can't navigate Sharp curve (06/19/09)
Nichirin needed a win versus winless Floorz-n-More Thursday afternoon to try to get back to .500 and stay in the Babe Ruth Western Conference race. They got it in an 11-1 four inning run-rule victory. Manager Tommy Primm sent the gritty Matt Sharp to the hill and the young righty responded, turning in a workmanlike effort in scorching temperatures at the Jonathon D. Hollingsworth Memorial Field...
Obituary: Patsy Howell Naron (06/19/09)
Patsy Howell Naron, 54, of Franklin, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Mrs. Naron was a 1972 graduate of Forrest High School. She was a former employee of Vanderbilt and Centennial hospitals, and was a member of Jenkins Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard E. "Doc" Howell...
Take time to get to know your father (06/19/09)
My father was 70 years old when he broke 25 targets straight shooting a round of skeet. He had been practicing for years, not to excel at skeet, but to improve his ability to kill birds out hunting. The certificate he got from Williams Gun Club in Flint, Mich. after achieving that perfect round of skeet, is one of the few mementos I have from a man who was, and remains, something of a mystery to me...