Bash held on Livingston Square
Lakes election held last Saturday
City Council meeting held Monday
Bash held on Livingston Square
photos by Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Spooks, ghosts, and goblins turned out Saturday evening, Oct.
8 for the Standing Stone Cruisers' Halloween Bash on the Livingston
Square, the last of the monthly cruise-ins for 2005. Despite cooler
temperatures and a near-constant drizzle, the Bash was well attended.
The Bash included a costume contest for kids and for adults, and
door prizes were given away throughout the evening.
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Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Richard Brown, coordinator for the newly formed Upper Cumberland
Beef Alliance, speaks to the Ag/Industry Day crowd about the opportunity
for beef producers to earn more income through the alliance.
The annual salute to Overton County's Agriculture
and Industry was held Wednesday, Oct. 5, and was well attended by
about 150 people.
Participants were greeted by 4-H members who registered
them at Livingston Church of Christ Windham Building. A country
ham breakfast, sponsored by First National Bank of the Tennessee,
started the morning program.
After breakfast, Livingston Mayor Frank Martin served
as master of ceremonies and welcomed everyone to the Ag/Industry
Richard Brown, coordinator of the newly formed Upper
Cumberland Beef Alliance, served as the after-breakfast speaker.
Brown spoke on the purpose of the new alliance and said it would
help beef producers in receiving more income for their calves by
improved genetics and group marketings.
Brown was presented an Overton County afghan by UT
Extension Agent Ron Johnson.
Bro. Kirk Talley, minister of Livingston Church of
Christ, officially welcomed everyone to the church facilities and
led the invocation.
Decorations, including pumpkins and mums, were provided
by Jolley Family Produce and Brown's Greenhouse.
Ag/Industry Day recognizes annually one outstanding
person or organization that has devoted outstanding service to the
community. Ralph Robbins of the Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston
(TTC-L), and member of the Resource Development Committee, presented
a plaque to Rita Reagan, assistant director of Livingston-Overton
County Chamber of Commerce.
Robbins spoke to the group about how much time the
Chamber has spent going above the call of duty, encouraging various
groups, individuals, and agencies to join and improve various aspects
of the city and county, especially the renovation at Livingston
Reagan accepted the 2005 Overton County Resource Development
Committee Annual Service Award on behalf of the Chamber.
Wanda Krantz presented a Vision Statement framed document
to Livingston Regional Hospital for their sacrifice and commitment
to serve the county. Krantz explained how many youth and needy organizations
have been helped by the local hospital.
LRH Administrator Tim McGill accepted the award, which
will be placed at an appropriate location at the hospital.
Johnson gave a preview of the upcoming morning tour
of Livingston Chocolate Company, located on North Church Street.
At the company, participants were welcomed with the red carpet treatment
by owner Julia Bishop and manager Lee Crowder. The crowd of more
than 100 listened to how the company was started in the 1950s and
how it operates today, bottling different drinks for 10 large companies
Groups of 10 walked through the plant and observed
how raspberry tea, a high end product, was being bottled. Two bus
loads of participants took the plant tour and learned all about
the company and that the chocolate drink can be purchased locally
at the plant and designated stores.
After the tour, the group went to Livingston City
Park for lunch and contests. Lunch was prepared and served to all
participants by the UT Extension staff and other volunteers, led
by Gene Medley.
Winners in the men's horseshoe contest were Ken Loggins
and Larry Duewer. Martha Markin won the women's horseshoe toss with
Elon Dillon coming in 2nd.
Winners in the watermelon-spitting contest included
1st place winner Ralph Robbins and 2nd place winner Jordan Danner.
The winner of the annual Ag/Industry Day Quiz was
Larry Duewer, and 2nd place went to Jerry Flowers.
Several door prizes were given out during the day.
The winners included: Bobbie Goodpasture - country ham from Jerry's;
Leatrice Melton - Berkline recliner; and Gene Buckner - ╩gift pack
TTC-L provided free cosmetology make-overs to Rebecca
Gore and Carl Masters. Yellow mums, provided by Brown's Greenhouse,
were also given out as door prices at the breakfast. Susan B. Anthony
Silver Dollars were provided to all by American Bank & Trust.
The Resource Development Committee expressed appreciation
to all who helped or assisted in any way and to the sponsors who
made the day possible.
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wreck victims' names released
The names of five people killed in a two-vehicle
collision on Highway 136 on Tuesday, Oct. 4 have been released.
Killed in the collision were Roger Sidwell, 37, Jennifer
D. Flowers, 36, Jeffrey L. Watkins, 27, Mathew Emerick, 21, all
of Livingston, and Brookelyn Conner, 18, of Monroe.
According to reports, Mark Phillips, 34, of Cookeville,
was driving a small tractor-trailer hauling Pepsi north on Highway
136 around 7:30 a.m. when a 1994 Plymouth Acclaim, driven by Sidwell,
crossed from Allen's Chapel Road into his path.
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