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Colorful parade marks LA's Homecoming
Salute to Agriculture/Industry held

School Board meeting held October 3

 

Colorful parade marks LA's Homecoming

Becky Oliver/OCN staff
Some of the most spirited Livingston Academy students in the annual Homecoming Parade, held Friday, Oct. 6, were on the sophomore float that read "Can't Touch This Scott County". This year's parade theme was classic music. LA faced off against the Scott County Highlanders Friday night.

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Salute to Agriculture/Industry held

Beth Underwood/OCN staff
More than 150 people attended the annual Agriculture and Industry Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4. A country ham breakfast was followed by a tour of Berry Ridge Farm, and lunch at the city park.

Beth Underwood/OCN staff
Ben Sanders, UT Extension Specialist with the Center for Profitable Agriculture, speaks to the Ag./Ind. breakfast crowd on Wednesday, Oct. 4
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The annual salute to Overton County's Agriculture and Industry was held at the Livingston Church of Christ Windham Building on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and was well attended by about 165 people.

Participants were greeted by 4-H members who conducted the guest registration. A country ham breakfast was sponsored by First National Bank of Tennessee to kick off the morning program.

After breakfast, Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes served as master of ceremonies and welcomed everyone to the Ag/Industry Salute.

Ben Sanders, Extension specialist with the Center for Profitable Agriculture in Columbia, served as the after-breakfast speaker.

Kirk Talley, minister of Livingston Church of Christ, welcomed everyone to the church facilities and led the invocation. The decorations, including pumpkins and mums, were provided by Jolley Family Produce and Brown's Greenhouse.

The Ag/Industry Day Program recognizes annually one outstanding person or organization that has devoted outstanding service to the community. Ralph Robbins, director of Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston and member of the Resource Development Committee, presented a plaque to the 2006 Bicentennial Committee and its chairman, Bob Shartrand. Several members of that committee were present and came forward to receive the award, which was well deserved.

Robbins spoke to the group about how much hours of volunteer work it took to provide such a large event as the 200th year celebration, and through their efforts the project was a huge success. Shartrand will place the plaque in a public location for all to see and remember.

U.T. Extension AgentRon Johnson gave a preview of the upcoming morning tour of Berry Ridge Farms, located about 4 miles south of Livingston next to Highway 111.

Prior to the tour preview, Wanda Krantz, of Bank of Overton County and also a Resource Development Committee member, presented a Vision Statement framed document to Millard and J.J. Oakley of Livingston. The Vision Award is presented to a business, organization, or individual who has provided a commitment for service to the county and community that improves the way of life for all residents for many years to come.

The Oakleys have served in public life in the county, state, and federal level, and have recently been working in the private sector and have been very instrumental in many of the improvements to the county and area.

J.J. Oakley accepted the award on their behalf and addressed the group briefly, thanking the RD Committee for the recognition.

The vision statements have been previously presented to many of the businesses and organizations around Livingston and are available to the general public. For more information contact any member of the RD Committee. The Vision Award went right along with the theme for the day "200 Years of Agriculture and Industry".

Ronald Dishman, local historian, reported to the Ag./Industry crowd about the 9 families who qualified as 100 year-old farms staying in the family for a century.

A tour of Berry Ridge Farms, located between Livingston and Rickman, was taken after the breakfast program. At the farm, participants listened to how the small fruit business started and grew with owners David and Diana Webb. Two bus loads of participants took the farm tour and learned about blackberries, blueberries and raspberries.

After the farm tour, the group moved back to Livingston to Livingston City Park for lunch and contests. Lunch was prepared and served to all participants by the U.T. Extension staff and other volunteers, led by Overton County Extension Director Gene Medley.

Winners in the men's horse shoe toss were John Mabray and Kenneth Loggins. Carol Mills won the women's horse shoe toss, with Birdee Jackson coming in second.

Husband and wife Tommy and Thelma Danner tied for the Ag/Industry Day Quiz. They both agreed to accept only one award since it was in the same family, and received an Overton County Bicentennial Afghan.

Several door prizes were given out during the day. The winners for those included Ralph Robbins who received a country ham from Jerry's, Raleigh Needham who received a Berkline recliner, and Wanda Long who took home a Puckett's gift pack.

TTC at Livingston provided free cosmetology makeovers, which were won by Tim McGill and Sara Hogue. Ralph Robbins won the watermelon spitting contest. Lois Jackson won a gift certificate from Overton Farm Supply, and Rose Ann Poston won a Bicentennial license plate.

Eight mums, provided by Brown's Greenhouse, were also given out as door prices at the breakfast. Gold dollars were provided to all by American Bank & Trust. A Bicentennial poster was presented to everyone in attendance at the conclusion of the lunch program.

The organizers expressed appreciation to all who helped or assisted in some way, especially the sponsors who made the day possible. A list of sponsors is available upon request.

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School Board meeting held October 3

By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff
Overton County Board of Education held the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 3, with all members present.

The School Board approved an application for the Wellness Grant written by Matt Eldridge and the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) Grant written by Sheila Pemberton.

The one grant is for a system-wide wellness coordinator, according to Director of Schools Mike Gilpatrick. The grant is in the amount of $93,000.

The AYP grant is in the amount of $25,000.

The 2006-2007 Safe School application and budget were approved.

The second reading was approved on the following policy changes: 1.808 Registered Sex Offenders; 2.806 Bids and Quotations; Waivers of Statute, Rules, and Regulations; and 5.117 Procedure Granting Tenure.

The first reading of 6.204 Attendance of Non-Resident Students was approved.

The first reading was approved of the following policy changes: 4.600 Grading System; 6.200 Attendance; 6.405 Medicines; 6.312 Use of Personal Communication and Electronic Devices; and 5.700 Interim Employees.

The textbook adoption committee for elementary reading was approved along with textbook compliance procedures.

Director Gilpatrick issued the Director's Report to the School Board. Actions taken by the school director are as follows:

Josh Trent was hired as a band teacher, effective September 19, as recommended by Gary Ledbetter.

Kenny Melton was hired for maintenance/custodian at Allons Elementary, as recommended by Melissa Savage, pending a satisfactory background check.

Anita Lacy and Holly Halfacre were hired as educational assistants for the RISE program at Rickman Elementary, effective August 10, as recommended by RISE Program Director Angela Webb.

Miranda Lacy and Jade Peek were hired as peer tutors for the RISE program at Rickman Elementary, effective August 10, as recommended by RISE Program Director Angela Webb.

Annette Vaughn was hired to teach in the Livingston Middle School 21st Century Learning Center.

The following teachers were hired for the LEAP afterschool program at Rickman Elementary: Betty Massengille, Lynda Nelson, Cindy Sells, Missy Trent, Amy Gore, and Shirley Phillips.

Gerald Maynard was hired for 4 weeks extended contract for Formalized Programs for At-Risk Tutoring at Livingston Academy, effective September 13, as recommended by Diane Sadler and Sheila Pemberton.

Shirley Myers and Terry Webb were hired for 4 weeks extended contract for the Curriculum and Materials Development/Program Assessment and Evaluation at the Central Office, effective September 13, as recommended by Diane Sadler and Sheila Pemberton.

Christy Lee was hired for 4 weeks extended contract for Enrichment for All Students K-12 at the Central Office, effective September 13, as recommended by Diane Sadler and Sheila Pemberton.

Tim Copeland was hired for 2 weeks extended contract for Formalized Programs for At-Risk Tutoring and Individual Case Management at the Central Office, effective September 13, as recommended by Diane Sadler and Sheila Pemberton.

Marcia Johnson and Roger Smith were hired for 4 weeks extended contract for Remedial Programs Based on Student Need 9-12 at Livingston Academy, effective September 13, as recommended by Diane Sadler and Sheila Pemberton.

Kelly Grimes was hired for 3 weeks extended contract for Enrichment of All Students 9-12 - Interact Sponsor at Livingston Academy, effective September 13, as recommended by Diane Sadler and Sheila Pemberton.

Junior Beechboard was granted medical leave of absence from September 7 through October 23.

Lori Thompson was granted an extension of medical leave from September 18 through October 23.

The meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

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