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“Chopped” Signature HealthCARE edition

By: Terry Simpson An air of excitement and the sounds of laughter spill out of the Signature HealthCARE dining room as resident Virginia Wilson dons a crisp white paper chef hat, straightens her apron proclaiming, “Team Hot Flashes” and rushes down the hall. She cannot be late as she is determined to win the cooking…

Youth ambassadors address smoking issues

Driving past the Monroe County Court House one might do a double take, thinking someone has hung their clothes out to dry on a makeshift clothesline. However, taking a second glance, you will notice the t-shirts hanging on the line are numbered one to 22 and a banner is placed on each side of the…

TES students “Go Purple” for Strong

Purple — and lots of it! That is the color Mallory Strong, fifth-grade student at Tompkinsville Elementary School, saw when she walked into her classroom this past Tuesday. She was pleasantly surprised by classmates and her teacher, Whittany Shaw, who sported the bright color in her honor. Purple Day, held annually on March 26, was…

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Obituaries

Jimmie D. Turner

Jimmie D. Turner, 79, Gamaliel, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, at The Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec.11. Visitation is Monday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m.,  and Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Yokley Trible…

John Harley Cleary

John Harley Cleary, 76, Tompkinsville, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, peacefully, at T.J. Samson Hospital, in Glasgow. Funeral Services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home, at 1 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 3, with Bro. Darrell Bartley officiating and Interment at Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Visitation is Monday, Dec. 3, from 6 a.m. to…

Lavonne “Vonnie” (Spence) Spear

Lavonne “Vonnie” (Spence) Spear, 71, Tompkinsville, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, at Signature Health Care of Monroe County. Funeral Services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Visitation is Monday, Dec. 3, from 5to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.,at Yokley…

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BARREN COUNTY SPRING EXPO TO BE HELD

The Barren County Spring Expo, featuring a silent auction, various health/beauty items and crafts, jewelry and clothing booths, will be held at the Barren County High School gymnasium on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1. For more information, see the Barren County High School football Facebook page.

Huge turn-out for Father Daughter Dance despite the weather

   The forecast for Saturday called for thunderstorms and heavy rains and unfortunately, that held true. Saturday morning and into the afternoon the sun shone bright, teasing those awaiting an event they had looked forward to for weeks, but by late afternoon it was pouring. Many worried the festivities would be canceled while others donned…

GRANNIES REMEDIES CLASS TO BE HELD

A class focusing on remedies our grandmothers used will be held at the Step Back in Time Shop, located in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., on Saturday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m. This class, weather permitting, will take a tour of a local property to look for and identify plants used by our grandmothers for remedies.…

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