Former Atlanta Braves all-star Dale Murphy will be the featured speaker of the 2015 Sports Advisory Council Benefit Dinner at Freed-Hardeman University at 7:15 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the Brewer Sports Center.
Ryan Hodges, right, passes to a wide open Tyler Holman who put the ball in the back of the net for Chester County in their high school soccer district tournament opening round game Monday at home against South Fulton. However, Holman's goal was disallowed on a disputed call. Yet the Eagles came through in the last minutes to tie the Red Devils and won the contest in overtime.
In 1965, H.F. "Woodie" Whaley purchased the Chester County Independent from Thomas D. Pace. The date 1965 was significant in that it was the centennial of the newspaper which has been known by several names over the years.
Chester County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, April 30. The board approved the first draft of the 2015-2016 budget as well as participation in special programs, which include: comprehensive Title I, II, III, V (ESEA); IDEA; Perkins; Child Nutrition; extended contract; technology plan; Coordinated School Health; and Pre-K.
Hickory Corner Community Center will celebrate its homecoming at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16. The meal will consist of barbeque sandwich, baked beans, slaw, chips and a drink for $8 a plate; a barbeque sandwich and a drink is $5; hotdogs are $1; drinks are $1; chips are 50 cents; and desserts are 50 cents.
How many Charlottes can you name? From Jacks Creek we had Charlotte Butler and Charlotte Johnson Green; Luray has Charlotte Bailey Joyner; Enville has Charlotte Canaday; Henderson area has Charlotte Stone Seeley, Charlotte Jones Parker, Charlotte Cupples, Charlotte Alexander and Charlotte Howard.
I hope you have all had a great week. We have been blessed with beautiful weather, and this next week is supposed to be beautiful and warmer. There are cold-natured folks that like the warmer weather, but for those who love coolness, I pray you have an air conditioner or a fan.
Celebrations are common enough and a lot of people fall in and enjoy them and sometimes they are not even sure why, especially if it is colorful, loud and fun and this is much the case for Cinco de Mayo.
Growing up salmon cakes - or croquettes - were one of our "special" meals. They were always a hit, but no one liked to cook them because they made the kitchen smell fishy. We usually only got to eat them on nice days when my grandfather was willing to take the electric skillet outside on the back step and sit with them while they cooked.
Henderson Art Commission hosted its second annual Author Talk on Monday, May 4. Featuring Annalisa Daughety, a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University and former Henderson resident, the talks are designed to bring popular authors to Henderson.
The 19th annual Mid-South Youth Camp Fishing Rodeo will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at the campgrounds on Highway 45 North. Children aged 6 through 16 are invited to come to the camp's lake and try their hand at fishing, for cash and other prizes.
If you're a dad, grandparent, or even older sibling, help younger children in your family make a special gift for Mom. Celebrated this year on May 10 families across our nation pay tribute to their mothers on this special day.