Sunset Casts Picturesque Glow Over
Beautiful Dale Hollow Lake
Commission Raises Litigation Cost $10
Board Of Education Meeting Held Thursday
Pioneer Days Planned For August 24-26
Of Education Meeting Held Thursday
By Dewain E. Peek
The Overton County Board of Education held its regular
monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 10, with Board members Larry Looper
and Melvin Johnson absent.
In new business, a proposal to make all supervisors
12-month employees failed to receive a motion. Randall Dial, Diane
Sadler, and Shelia Pemberton are already 12-month employees; the
proposal would have moved Terry Melton, Ben Oakley, Sara Hogue,
and Donna Matthews up to 12 months.
A proposal to create an assistant bookkeeper position
to assist with the building program also failed to receive a motion.
The Board accepted Edith Key's letter of resignation
as a teacher, effective 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Key will be the
3rd District School Board member beginning September 1.
The Board voted to reject all building bids received
for Livingston Middle School, Allons Elementary, and Rickman Elementary.
The Board approved increasing pay for night class Adult Education
teachers from $11 to $15 per hour, to come out of the Adult Basic
A contract with Watkins Cab Company was approved to
provide transportation for a disabled student from Cookeville to
Livingston each Friday for the 2000-2001 school year, at $45 per
trip. The student attends Tennessee School for the Blind.
A contract with Physical Medicine Center was approved
for physical therapy services in the amount of $50 per visit for
the 2000-2001 school year. Currently 15 students would be receiving
the services two times each month.
A contract with Cumberland County Board of Education
Occupational Therapy Services was approved in the amount of $13,722
for one and one-half days per week for the 2000-2001 school year.
Hiring of bus attendants was approved at $5.15 per
Bruce Brown and Dianne Maynard were hired as substitute
bus drivers to provide transportation for a disabled student during
the school day.
Local Amendment #2 Special Population Original Budget
2000-2001 was approved.
In executive action, low bids were approved as follows:
bus tires - Brad Ragan Tire and Appliance; recapping - Coleman's;
recharging, refilling, and repairing fire extinguishers - Creech
Fire Control; school audit - Mechelle Nivens, C.P.A.; color televisions
- Puckett's Furniture and Appliance; anti-freeze, oil, brake fluid,
oil filters, and batteries - Coleman Oil Company; pest control -
Universal Pest Control; and School Nutrition bids: bread - Lewis
Bakery; milk - Mayfield Dairy Farms; ice cream - Purity Dairies;
food and supplies - Institutional Wholesale; and snack items - Lance
Director of Schools Eldon Davis issued the Director's
Report to the School Board. Actions taken by the school director
are as follows:
Jan Hill was hired as an assistant for the Behavioral
Management class two days a week.
Kelly Hayes was hired to replace Eula Garrett.
Tammy Abston was hired as a substitute for the summer
Hired as non-certified substitute teachers were Lori
Presley, Casey Windle, Phyllis Hix, Bernie Barton, Lisa Gore, and
Tammy Colson was hired as a custodian at Livingston
Richard Evans was placed at Livingston Academy.
The meeting adjourned.
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Days Planned For August 24-26
Final plans have been made by the Pioneer Days Committee
for the Pioneer Days Bluegrass Festival to be held on the square
in Livingston Thursday, Aug. 24 through Saturday, Aug. 26.
The featured guest of the festival will be The Larry
Stephenson Band. They will perform on stage Friday evening from
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Programs for the festival are available at businesses
around the town.
The square will be roped off early Thursday morning
to allow the vendors and craft booths to be set up for the festival.
The square will be reopened early Sunday morning, after the vendors
are gone and the square is cleaned up.
Booth space around the square is still available for
rent by calling Helen Dishman at (931) 498-4685. All merchants around
the square have the first chance at renting booth spaces in front
of their businesses; after that, booth space is on a first come
basis. The booth rentals are used to help pay about two-thirds of
the cost of the festival, according to the organizers.
For more information, to give comments or suggestions,
or to make a contribution contact Herman Phipps at (931) 498-2945,
or Gene Snowden at (931) 498-3302.
Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570