Overton County News Overton County News - An Award Winning Newspaper - Livingston, Tennessee
homeabout ussubscriptionskids cornerlocal linkscontact us
80 Years Ago

Archives 01-05-2005



Trinity Robertson first baby born at Livingston in 2005
Sells, fellow Airmen serving in Baghdad
New food products issued for commodity distributions



Trinity Robertson first baby born at Livingston in 2005

photo courtesy of LRH
Trinity Angel Cheyenne Robertson, daughter of Matthew Dale Robertson and Angela Grace Davidson of Albany, KY, was the first baby to be born at Livingston Regional Hospital in 2004. She arrived at 1:42 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, weighing 5 lbs. 15 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches in length. Dr. John Clough, pictured, delivered the new arrival. She is the granddaughter of Rick and Anna Albertson and Vickie Craft. Also welcoming home the new arrival was her big brother, John Wayne Moreland Jr.



top of page


Sells, fellow Airmen serving in Baghdad

photo courtesy of Sells family
Some of the United States Airmen stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ, currently deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, are, from left, SrA Joshua Prindle, A1C Ronnie Bublitz, SrA Joseph Zerwas, SrA Michael Shain, and SSgt Stacy Sells, who is a native of Overton County.

Sells graduated from Livingston Academy in 1999 and enlisted in the Air Force before graduation. He is the son of Charlie and Nancy Sells and the grandson of Dorothy Sells, all of Alpine.

SSgt Sells e-mailed this picture to his parents from Baghdad, where he and his friends are performing airfield security at Baghdad International Airport.

Sells told his parents of the photo, "We are in front of the palace that Saddam built for his people, commemorating his win over the coalition forces and Kuwait during the first Gulf War. He actually told his people that he won that war, and supposedly built the palace for them. Of course, the common people never set foot in it."

top of page


New food products issued for commodity distributions

United States Department of Agriculture has released new Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program products for the 2005 commodity distributions, according to Phyllis R. Bennett, executive director of Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency.

Commodities are surplus agricultural items that are given back to American families through government agencies. In the Upper Cumberland region, UCHRA distributes commodities in Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Warren, White, and Van Buren counties.

Commodity Director Rebecca Christian said, "UCHRA holds distributions every other month with several hours of distribution at each location."

This year, recertification is being done differently because recertification must be complete before the 2005 distribution.

This recertification process is scheduled for Hanging Limb Community Center on Friday, Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and at Joe L. Evins Community Center in Livingston on Friday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.

"We encourage you to bring the appropriate documentation and make arrangements to come by during the these times," Christian said.

Individuals and families receiving commodities through Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency have to be recertified each year to maintain their eligibility. All applicants must present their Social Security cards at the sign-up.

Those persons who receive either food stamps, Families First, SSI, Low-Income Energy Assistance, or who live in public housing must provide proof that they participate in these programs and are automatically eligible for commodities and/or completion of a signed, self-declaration income statement that the total amount of household income is below 150 percent of the current income poverty guidelines.

Individuals who wish to have someone else complete their recertification for them must send a note with the person, authorizing him or her to do so.

USDA's Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program is available to all recipients, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap.

top of page


Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570
tel 931.8'3.6485
fax 931.8'3.6486

Printing Supplies Graphic Design Custom Printing Advertising