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Fallen soldier laid to rest
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Fallen soldier laid to rest

Photo courtesy of Russell Fredley
Lance Cpl. Lance Murphy Clark, 21, was laid to rest in Overton County on Saturday, Sept. 15. The Marine was killed on September 7 in southern Iraq. It was his second tour of duty. The funeral procession, which included a multitude of vehicles and motorcycles, was viewed by hundreds of Putnam and Overton County residents, who lined the route to pay tribute and bid farewell.



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OC School Board fails to elect chairman

By DEWAIN E. PEEK,
OCN staff

Once more bringing into question the “wisdom” of having a 10-member school board, Overton County Board of Education deadlocked 4-4 in attempting to elect a new chairman during the Tuesday, Sept. 11 regular monthly meeting. The two candidates for the post abstained from voting.

Dolphus Dial and Tim Vaughn were nominated for the position. The Board voted on Dolphus Dial first, then voted on Tim Vaughn.

In the Dial voting, Patricia Bowman, Lenard Ledbetter, Mark Peek, and Joey Smith voted yes, and Tim Coffee, Kelly Hill, Sam Pendergrass, and Tonia Sells voted no.

The Vaughn voting was the opposite, making for a tie.

Chairman Coffee said, “I’ve never run into this.”

So they decided to vote again, and again each School Board member voted the same way.

With no changes of vote likely on the night, the Board voted to postpone voting for Board officers until next month.

Chairman Coffee, who has been adamant that he will not continue to serve as chairman after his current term, which should have ended this month, said he will serve until next month.

The Board voted to donate another retired school bus to the Town of Livingston for emergency evacuations.

Upland Design Group Inc. was approved to do the Overton County Schools infrastructure study, as recommended by Overton County Board of Education Building Committee.

The kindergarten report card was approved, as recommended by the kindergarten teachers and the elementary principals.

Student Disciplinary Hearing Authority members for the 2007-2008 school year were approved.

The Extended Learning Project for the 2007-2008 school year was approved.

“Request for Transfer of Accumulated Sick Leave” form was approved as negotiated by the negotiating team and OCEA.

The School Board accepted the resignation of Cindy Sells, a Special Education teacher at Rickman Elementary, and also accepted the resignation of system-wide school nurse Kelly Norrod, who is pursuing her Family Nurse Practitioner License, according to Director of Schools Mike Gilpatrick.

In executive action, the bid of Williams Wholesale Supply was approved for a commercial water heater at $5,928.07. The water heater will be installed in the Livingston football field house.

The only bid received for resilient tile flooring and installation at A.H. Roberts Elementary and Rickman Elementary was turned down and will be rebid.

Director Gilpatrick said, “We only had one bid received on that, it was over the budgeted amount we had.”

The meeting adjourned.


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Director’s Report issued to Board of Education

Director of Schools Mike Gilpatrick issued the Director’s Report to Overton County Board of Education during the Tuesday, Sept. 11 regular monthly meeting.

Actions taken by the school director are as follows:

Saundra Harris was hired to cover Jenny Reed’s maternity leave at Wilson Elementary School as a Pre-K teacher, effective August 3, 2007, as recommended by Principal Harold Watson.

Shauna Norrod Hargis was hired as a Vocational Agriculture teacher at Livingston Academy, as recommended by Principal Dr. Randy Hankins.
Kim Dial was hired as a teacher at Hilham Elementary School, effective August 10, 2007, as recommended by Principal Vickie Eldridge.

Amanda Breeding was hired as a Pre-K teacher at Hilham Elementary, effective August 20, 2007, as recommended by Principal Vickie Eldridge.

LaDonna Jackson was hired as a teacher at Livingston Middle School, effective August 8, 2007, as recommended by Principal Rick Moles.

Ashley Fisher was hired as a Physical Education teacher at A.H. Roberts Elementary School and Rickman Elementary School, effective August 7, 2007, as recommended by A.H. Roberts Elementary Principal Teresa Johnson and Rickman Elementary Principal Marsha Wyatt.

Stefanie Thrasher was hired as a teacher at Allons Elementary School, effective August 7, 2007, as recommended by Prinicpal Melissa Savage.

Sandra Matthews was hired as a Resource teacher for Special Education, effective August 10, 2007, as recommended by Special Education Supervisor Sheila Pemberton.

Peggy Garrett was hired as Vocational-Business teacher at Livingston Academy, effective August 8, 2007, as recommended by Principal Dr. Randy Hankins.

Mark Winningham was hired as a teacher at Reach Academy, effective August 7, 2007, as recommended by Principal Gary Beaty.

Junior Phillips was hired as an at-risk attendance and graduation coach at Livingston Academy, effective August 7, 2007, as recommended by Principal Dr. Randy Hankins.

Lisa Gore was hired a a Title I educational assistant at A.H. Roberts Elementary, effective August 14, 2007, as recommended by Principal Teresa Johnson.

Tina Dillon was tranferred from educational assistant at A.H. Roberts Elementary to cook at A.H. Roberts Elementary, effective August 14, 2007, as recommended by Principal Teresa Johnson.

Holly Dickerson was transferred from Hilham Elementary to A.H. Roberts Elementary as agreed upon by Hilham Principal Vickie Eldridge and A.H. Roberts Principal Teresa Johnson.

Ericka Danner was hired as a part-time education assistant at A.H. Roberts Elementary, effective August 22, 2007, as recommended by Principal Teresa Johnson.

Jeff Moles was hired as custodian at Livingston Middle School, effective July 23, 2007, as recommended by Principal Rick Moles.

Baxter Hughes was transferred from regular bus driver to full-time bus driver (8 hours per day) at the bus garage, effective August 17, 2007, as recommended by Transportation Supervisor Howard Miller.

Jerry Carmack was transferred from half-time mechanic at 4 hours per day to full-time mechanic at 8 hours per day at the bus garage, effective August 14, 2007, as recommended by Transportation Supervisor Howard Miller.

Donnie Andrews was hired as an attendant at Rickman Elementary, effective July 30, 2007, as recommended by Principal Marsha Wyatt.

The following were hired as bus drivers, effective August 16, 2007, as recommended by Transportation Supervisor Howard Miller: William Sells to replace Donald Staggs, Delores Presley to replace Terry Pierce, and Lonnie Ford as a half-time driver to drive Cindy England’s afternoon route.

The following were hired as substitute teachers: Tammy Lee, Brent Thrasher, Patsy Glasscock, Michele Hicks, Carol McDonald, Wendy Healy, and Callie McDonald.

Patricia Langford and Edith Roberts were hired as substitute cooks.

 

Lost Marbles



Valerie Brown/OCN Staff
Children search for marbles hidden in the grass in a marble hunt at Standing Stone State Park on Friday, Sept. 14. Other activities included marble art, marble golf, marble plinko, and marble racing. Standing Stone held the Marble Festival for Overton County students as a preview event for the Rolley Hole Marble Tournament held Saturday.


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