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Stories from Friday, February 19, 2010

Tyrades! Let Me Pay, Coach! Let Me Pay! (02/19/10)
According to the Newsweek website, "life coaching" has probably snuck up on you. Once viewed as a weird fad, it is now becoming surprisingly mainstream. Life coaches are even represented by a 15,000-member trade group, the International Coach Federation...
Catalpa news (02/19/10)
Greetings! I hate to start out another week with the same subject, but here it is: another snowy weekend and it is still snowing. The school kids will have to go all summer if it doesn't quit snowing. We had some back Sunday at church, but some were still out for one reason or another. We hop if you were sick that you get to feeling better...
Catalpa Cooking (02/19/10)
SCALLOPED OYSTERS 2 cans oysters 2 cups cracker crumbs 1 stick butter Milk Place 1 can oysters in a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish buttered and lined with cracker crumbs. Cover with cracker crumbs, dot with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add other can of oysters, cracker crumbs and butter. Pour milk around edges to top of oysters. Bake in a 400-degree oven until cracker crumbs are lightly browned...
Dogs killing goats can be 'dog gone' (02/19/10)
Marshall County commissioners on the Animal Control Board have reached a consensus that there's been a lack of understanding of property rights when dogs run free and threaten other livestock. "If a dog gets on your property," Commissioner Billy Spivey, chairman of the Animal Control Board, said after hearing of residents' complaints about dogs killing a goat, "you shouldn't be surprised what happens."...
Power bill assistance donations requested (02/19/10)
Marshall County residents need help with their power bills as much this year as last year. That's the message to be delivered to county commissioners at their monthly meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's Public Square. Revised figures are to be reported Monday by County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett, but this week he told budget committeemen that the Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP, had received $8,702 in donations...
Woodward becomes 5th candidate for sheriff (02/19/10)
A former Lewisburg policeman has decided he's running for sheriff in Marshall County. "I'm not pulling out," Steve "Woody" Woodward, 55, of Liberty Avenue said Thursday morning. Woodward obtained a petition to run for sheriff on Monday at the Marshall County Election Commission Office. ...
Church Brands celebrates new candle factory (02/19/10)
Nearly 200 people celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Will & Baumer's candle factory in the Lewisburg Business Park on Thursday. Employees from production line workers to a CEO consultant were thanked after a prayer near machines that squeeze hot beeswax, paraffin and stearine into candles...
Council reaching out for homeless (02/19/10)
Lewisburg city councilmen exchanged views on homelessness Tuesday and decided they need more information and partners to deal with the issue since it's expected to grow with continued unemployment. "To come to a plan, we should talk with the people who provide services," Mayor Barbara Woods said as she opened discussion at a special called meeting in City Hall. "And there are others we should consult."...
Crime reports (02/19/10)
Thefts and vandalism reported Served with a state warrant for theft under $500 while at Marshall County Jail Arrested and charged with domestic violence Arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest Arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license...
FunWorld OK'd by city (02/19/10)
Lewisburg's Board of Zoning Appeals has decided that FunWorld, a game room for young people, is a suitable business for the commercial zone on Lewisburg's public square. FunWorld is to be just up hill from Parson's Pharmacy in a building remembered by longtime residents as Ray's Shoe Store. Michael Farrar, owner of the Corner Cafe and Farrar's Bonding Co., said he wanted a place for his daughter, Alexis...
Will & Baumer starts candle production here (02/19/10)
Resumption of candle-making by Will & Baumer, the historic business that's moved to Lewisburg from Syracuse, N.Y., is a bittersweet transition for a close-knit production team with some working here now and others who couldn't move. Will & Baumer "is the oldest candle company in America," said Paul DiGiovanni, one of two sons running Autom Church Supply Co. in Phoenix, Ariz., the business built by their father and the company that bought Will & Baumer in January 2008...
Briefs (02/19/10)
Girl Scout Cookie Booths will be available at the following businesses: Kroger: Feb. 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28. Wal-Mart: Feb. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28. Rex's Foodland in Chapel Hill: Feb. 20. The purchase of Girl Scout Cookies helps fund camping, educational trips, programs, and community service projects for girls in Marshall County. ...
Lewisburg man indicted in downtown stabbing (02/19/10)
A Lewisburg man was indicted on charges of attempted first-degree murder at this week's session of the Marshall County grand jury. Jerry Lee Hunter, 50, of 1st Avenue North, Lewisburg, is alleged to have stabbed Cleveland Holder, 52, also of 1st Avenue North, on Dec. 3...
County anticipates lawsuit over mowing (02/19/10)
The dispute between Marshall County commissioners and the lawn service they hired last summer, and fired last month, is likely to end up in court, according to remarks made at a buildings and maintenance committee meeting this week. "The attorney advises we do not owe him any more money," said committee chairman Mickey King...
Lady Rockets seize the moment (02/19/10)
The Forrest Lady Rockets beat Cascade 60-42 in the first of two District 9-A Tournament semifinal match-ups Thursday night in Chapel Hill, advancing to the tournament title game Monday night versus Moore County, who defeated MTCS 57-43 in the second semifinal.
Obituary: Joy Waydean Haskins (02/19/10)
Joy Waydean Haskins, 75, of Palm Desert, Calif., formerly of Lewisburg, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. Ms. Haskins was a native of Lewisburg. She was retired from the health care industry and was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Obituary: Mary Louise Roberts Helton (02/19/10)
Mary Louise Roberts Helton, 93, long time resident of Columbia, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Signature Health Care. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Gilly Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in Haynes Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.oakesandnichols.com...
Obituary: Vickie Marlene Jones (02/19/10)
Vickie Marlene Jones, 46, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at Williamson Medical Center, after an extended illness. Miss Jones was a native of Rockford, Ill., but had resided in Marshall County the majority of her life. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clyde Lee and Annie Shires Jones and Henry and Dolas Simmons Bass...
Public records (02/19/10)
Confehr: Private restaurant at park will raise questions (02/19/10)
Closure of the Henry Horton State Park restaurant has emerged as one way to cut state spending to bring it in line with revenues. Leasing the facility to a business is an option to keep it open. Expect a debate on whether beer, wine and cocktails may be served there, especially if privatization gets more than lip service...
Fox: Get ready to weather more second-guessing (02/19/10)
As someone who is burned out on snow, I recently heard bad news: the worst might not be over. It appears we'll have below-average temperatures and above-average precipitation, which adds up to more ice and snowflakes. Yes, this is the Opinion page. No, this isn't a column about climate change...
Letter: Don't let schools close too quickly (02/19/10)
I read with great interest Barbara Kennedy's article about schools closing too quickly for weather considerations. As a school board member, I admire her fortitude in publishing her thoughts. But, I am not a school board member, so I have no reluctance in agreeing with her and taking it even further. My qualification for these comments is in raising 3 daughters in the public school system over a period of 21 years, given their age differences. In five states...