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Christmas Parade features 157 entries
School Board to begin special counselor program

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Christmas Parade features 157 entries

Dewain E. Peek/OCN Staff
Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston's float won the Grand Marshall's Trophy for the 2nd consecutive year.

Becky Oliver/OCN Staff
Hilham United Methodist Church took 1st Place in the Churches category with this entry in the 2006 Christmas Parade.

Dewain E. Peek/OCN Staff
Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes presents the key to the city to Santa Claus.

The 2006 Overton County Christmas Parade was one of the largest in county history, boasting 157 entries.

This year's 41st edition of the Livingston/Overton County parade was themed "Bicentennial Christmas".

The grand marshalls this year were historical characters from Overton County - Chief Nettlecarrier, Stephen Copeland, Gov. A.H. Roberts, and Dr. Myrtle Smith.

Honorary grand marshalls were Lyda Speck, Rose Hart Dale, and Myrtle Hammons.

Tennessee Technology Center won the Grand Marshall's Trophy for the second consecutive year.

The Judge's Award was won by 4-H Honor Club.

Other winners are as follows: Large Business and Industry (over 9 employees) -1st place, Livingston Regional Hospital; 2nd place, Frontier Chevrolet.

Small Business and Industry (8 employees and under) -1st place, Livingston Tax Service; 2nd place, The Apple Dish.

Churches and Church Groups - 1st place, Hilham United Methodist Church; 2nd place, Harris Chapel Church.

School Groups and Clubs -1st place, Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston; 2nd place, Volunteer State Community College.

Fire and Rescue Departments -1st place, Hilham Volunteer Fire Department; 2nd place, Allons Volunteer Fire Department.

Scout Troops -1st place, Cub Scout Pack #232; 2nd place, American Heritage Girls Troop #0226.

Children Under 12 -1st place, Toddler King Dexter Wright II and Toddler Queen Jordan Key; 2nd place, 2006 Buddy Poppy Princess Laiton Pigg.

Children 12 and Older -Junior Princess Rebecca Savage; 2nd place, Fairest of the Fair Nikita Beaty.

Civic Clubs and Veterans Organizations -1st place, 4-H Honor Club; 2nd place, Upper Cumberland Shriners.

Sports Affiliation Groups -1st place, Overton County Junior Wildcats Girls Soccer Team; 2nd place, Livingston Middle School Girls Basketball Team.

Bands - 1st place, Livingston Academy Marching Band.

Antique Cars (cars up to 1949) -1st place, Jerry Dale's black 1930 Ford coupe; 2nd place, Buddy Williams' red 1949 Ford. ‘50s Cars (cars 1950-1959) -1st place, Roger Johnson's black 1950 Ford.

Muscle Car Era (cars 1960-1974) -1st place, Joe Phillips' red 1963 Ford Falcon convertible; 2nd place, Lynn Livingston's blue 1968 Skylark convertible.

Modern Era Cars (cars 1975 and Up) - Frankie and Olga Rich's white 2006 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport; 2nd place, Vickie Matthews' white 1981 Chevrolet Corvette.

Antique Trucks (trucks up to 1959) - 1st place, Ronnie Ruble's sea green 1950 Ford F-1; 2nd place, Bruce Lee's black 1932 Ford.

Classic Trucks (trucks 1960-1974) - 1st place, Johnny White's red and silver 1965 Chevrolet C-10; 2nd place, Billy White's black 1964 Chevrolet C-10.

Modern Era Trucks (trucks 1975 and Up) - No entries.

ATVs -1st place, Donald Fossey II; 2nd place, Danny Stewart's 1998 Honda Recon 250.

Motorcycles -1st place, Young Christian Riders; 2nd place, Josh Brown.

Antique Tractors -No entries.

Horse with Female Rider - 1st place, Faith Graichen; 2nd place, Candice Hummel.

Horse with Male Rider -1st place, Terry Hammock; 2nd place, John Ross Robbins.

Wagons and Buggies -1st place, Clinton and Vickie Hammock; 2nd place, W.J. Staggs.

Miscellaneous entries -1st place, Animal Awareness Association of Overton County; 2nd place, Tennessee Division of Forestry.

 

 

 

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School Board to begin special counselor program

Millard Vaughn Oakley

By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff
Overton County Board of Education held the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 5, with all members present.

Millard Vaughn Oakley addressed the School Board with a proposal from First National Bank of Tennessee. The proposal suggested creating a school counselor position in which the counselor is charged with motivating students, on an individual basis, to continue their education past high school.

Oakley told the Board, "Statistically, a person who graduates from college makes an average of a million dollars more in their earning lifetime than a non-college graduate."

He said that, not only does the higher income help that individual, but it also helps the community.

"Economic strength follows educational strength," he said.

Oakley said he learned of the special counselor program from a friend who is from Decatur, where the program is being used.

"We've got good counselors here, I know that, but this is a different thing," Oakley said. "This counselor will need a master's degree in it, and when they get up in the morning, they don't think about anything else in the school system but how to motivate that child to go to college. Nothing else.

"And then they go home with the children to the parents and explain to them the advantages of a college education and how these kids can go."

He said that because many scholarships go unnoticed, this special counselor would be required to help find scholarships to fit the student.

"What we would like to suggest to you, if you want to consider it, is that Director Gilpatrick find a good candidate and you'all hire them, and I don't know what the cost would be, but First National Bank will split the cost with you on an experimental basis," he said

Oakley said it would probably take about three years to see if it works. And two counselors may be needed.

"This person, or persons, would be employees of the Board of Education," he said. "The bank would simply make a contribution to the Board for half of the expenses."

After hearing the proposal, School Board Chairman Tim Coffee said,

"I think it would definitely be a start toward progress. "I think it would be a great thing to try."

Director of Schools Mike Gilpatrick said, "Mr. Oakley and I have talked at length about this on a couple of occasions and I think it meets with a lot of what we've talked about in some of our work sessions and where we want to go. So I would highly recommend it to the Board.

"I think we can start this effective next semester."

The agenda was amended to add the proposal, and then the Board voted unanimously to begin the program effective January 1, 2007.

In new business, General Purpose School Budget 2006-07 Amendment #1 was approved.

In executive action, an agreement between Overton County Board of Education and Jackson County Board of Education was approved to establish a Secondary Behavioral Management program, which will be located on the campus of REACH Academy. Jackson County will be responsible for the transportation of its students.

The following amendments were approved: Amendment #2 to Title II Part A Sub Fund 201; Amendment #2 to Title IV Part A Safe & Drug Free Schools; Amendment #2 to Title V Part A Innovative Programs.

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

Hired Christy Miller for the RISE program at Rickman Elementary, effective October 30, as recommended by Program Director Angela Webb.

Hired Julie Miller as site coordinator and Jean Jolley as assistant site coordinator for the Stars after-school program at Livingston Academy, effective November 9.

Hired the following for the Stars program at L A as recommended by Julie Miller, effective November 17: Tammy Melton, Mick Barnes, Barbara Winningham, Cindy Gaw Smith, Brenda Choate, Eleanor York, Diane Evans, Kelly Montgomery, Tammy Smith, Nicole Jones, Jacob Carwile, Tim Copeland, Elizabeth Maxwell, Bruce Lamb, Grant Swallows, Betsy Jolley, and Ben Jolley.

Hired Sara Bilbrey and Linda Halsell as "Safe and Drug Free" coordinators at Livingston Academy, effective November 7.

Hired the following non-certified substitute teachers: Penny Hill, Betty Crabtree, Cara Sanders, Michael Smith, David Anderson, Rachel Rowe, Robin Stratton, and Karen Baltimore.

The meeting adjourned.

 

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Bicentennial time capsule deadline near

The last day to place items in the Bicentennial time capsule is Friday, Dec. 15.

\Anyone wishing to submit photographs, text, audio or video may do so by contacting the Chamber of Commerce at (931) 823-6421.

The time capsule, which will be sealed in the new library, will be opened in 50 years.

All materials will be copied and originals will be returned to the owner.

 

 

 

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