186 graduate in CCHS Class of 2015 186 graduate in CCHS Class of 2015

Chester County High School Class of 2015 graduated 186 students on Monday, May 18.

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Civitans hosting Bluegrass fest Saturday
Civitans hosting Bluegrass fest Saturday

The Henderson Civitan Club is hosting its annual Bluegrass Festival from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the downtown park at the corner of Main and Washington.

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Molly Ramone, Celtic rock band, to perform at Arts in the Alley
Molly Ramone, Celtic rock band, to perform at Arts in the Alley

Celtic rock band Molly Ramone will be the featured entertainment Thursday, May 21, at the Henderson Arts Commission's Arts in the Alley in the downtown park.

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City Board plans utility expansion, debates budget

Henderson Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session on Thursday, May 14.

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Memorial Day ceremony to remember fallen veterans

American Legion Post 157 will hold a Memorial Day event at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 25, in the upstairs council chamber of Henderson City Hall.

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2015 Relay for Life Relay Roster

Relay For Life "My Hero" Art Contest is now through May 22

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Relay for Life is May 29

11 a.m. until 12 midnight
Friday May 29
Chester County High School

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County budget meetings set, offices closed on Memorial Day

Chester County government offices will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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Ribbon cutting officially welcomes Midwest Heat/Air
Ribbon cutting officially welcomes Midwest Heat/Air

Mark Malecha cuts the ribbon officially opening Midwest Heating and Air. Midwest, a Rheem dealer, performs maintenance, service, controls and refrigeration for commercial or residential customers.

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Deanburg Community News
Deanburg Community News

Here's wishing everyone a great week coming up!
On our prayer list this week are Nella Rush, Sandra and Tommy Landers, Winna Knipper, Edra Barnett, Celia Murley, Esther Murley and Deborah Moody.

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Enville Community News
Enville Community News

Happy birthday wishes go to Linda Phillips and Misty Fortune on May 22; Pat Cates, Eugene Springer and Jimmie Martin on May 23; Jan Johnson and Harold Wright on May 24; Dean Hutcherson on May 25; and Kevin Maness and Tammy Bethune on May 26.

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Henderson Community News
Henderson Community News

Hello to everyone! Greetings from the City. The very first thing I would like to say is THANK YOU Lord for allowing us reading this article to see another week. The second thing I would like to say this week is THANK YOU! Thank you for taking the time out to buy and read the Chester County Independent paper.

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Jacks Creek Community Club News

The Jacks Creek Community Club met Thursday evening, May 14, with 79 members and guests present. After singing "America," Dwight Jones blessed the food that was enjoyed by all. The menu included hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings and dessert.

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Jacks Creek Community News
Jacks Creek Community News

Memorial Day commemorates all Americans who died in military service for the United States of America. "Taps" is a well-known tribute played at grave sites or memorial programs.

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New Friendship & Glendale Community News
New Friendship & Glendale Community News

I hope you all had a great weekend. I am sure many are blissfully tired after graduation. Congratulations to all the graduates and always remember to be true to yourself.

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Barely breaking even: Bankruptcy basics and knowing when to file
Barely breaking even: Bankruptcy basics and knowing when to file

There are not a lot of people born into most friend's circles that have a "silver spoon" in their mouth. However, the majority of people claim to live from paycheck to paycheck and they see no way to really get ahead -- even those that have full 40-hour a week jobs.

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No time for brunch? This strata isn't just a special occasion dish
No time for brunch? This strata isn't just a special occasion dish

Strata? What's a strata? While not as well known as quiche, strata is a great, multipurpose food that can be served for almost any meal, and since it's lovely, fluffy and eggy, it seems like a great special occasion dish, like for Mother's Day or Easter.

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City raises funds for Relay for Life
City raises funds for Relay for Life

City of Henderson employees sold hamburgers and hotdogs Friday at City Hall to collect funds for Relay for Life.

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Goodwin 73rd anniversary
Goodwin 73rd anniversary

Spencer and Grace Goodwin are celebrating 73 years of marriage.

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Packed house witnesses FHU commencement
Packed house witnesses FHU commencement

Speaker urges graduates to live
a life of distinction
"I want you to live a life of distinction," John Law, chief operating officer of property and casualty operations at Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee, told more than 250 Freed-Hardeman University graduates Saturday at the university's commencement exercises.

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UT Extension questions and answers: What are these things?!
UT Extension questions and answers: What are these things?!

It is a matter of timing - literally! Cicada bugs (also known as 17 year Locust, Cicada insects or Periodical Cicada) are here! And in lots of other areas of the country too! When they emerge all at once by the millions, they can do serious damage to a variety of young trees and shrubs in your yard.

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CC Library announces summer reading programs

The Chester County summer reading programs begin at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. The scheduled meetings are below. Come and enjoy each one!

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Band program hands out awards
Band program hands out awards

The Chester County High School band program held its annual awards night May 14 at the Henderson Church of Christ activity center.

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East Chester Elementary School News
East Chester Elementary School News

If a day on a farm could inspire one to become a farmer, then Chester County may have several young farmers in a few years. On Thursday of last week, Falcon Ridge Farms was the destination of East Chester's five first-grade classes, along with their teachers and several "much appreciated" parents and grandparents.

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Jacks Creek Elementary School News
Jacks Creek Elementary School News

Many thanks for the parents, grandparents, friends, and students who supported our Scholastic Book Fair! Our library will receive several new books because of your purchases.

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Ten students inducted into business society at FHU

Ten students were added to Freed-Hardeman University's chapter of Delta Mu Delta in an induction ceremony Wednesday, May 6, in the Brown-Kopel Business Center. The honor society brings recognition to the top students in the College of Business.

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Gens' Blash is Player of the Week
Gens' Blash is Player of the Week

For the second week in a row, a Jackson General took home Southern League Player of the Week honors.

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FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY BASEBALL: FH Lions eliminated at NAIA regional

A few feet turned out to make an enormous difference. With two outs and two runners on base in the top of the 10th inning, Argenis Salazar crushed a ball to the left-center gap.

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Nominations sought for FHU Sports Hall of Fame
Nominations sought for FHU Sports Hall of Fame

The Freed-Hardeman athletic department is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame class.

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Chickasaw State Park announces Fishing Rodeo

Chickasaw State Park will be having its annual Youth Fishing Rodeo, for ages 16 and under, from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 13.

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Ducks Unlimited Golf Scramble is two-day event on June 6-7

The West Tennessee Ducks Unlimited Golf Scramble is a two-day event scheduled for June 6-7 at Chickasaw Golf Course.

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QB Club Golf Tournament is May 29 at Woodland Hills

Chester County High School Quarterback Club is sponsoring its sixth annual Golf Tournamet at noon, Friday, May 29, at Woodland Hills Country Club.

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UTM softball camps scheduled

The University of Tennessee at Martin softball program will host a pair of summer camps in Martin May 26-27 and June 9-10. The first camp is a day for ages 6-13 from 9 a.m. until noon each day. Cost is $80.

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