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USDA Gives Outline of Mandatory Penalties

A stakeholders conference call was held on Tuesday, June 5, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Dr. Chester Gipson and Dr. Rachel Cezar conducted the call which outlines the mandatory penalties that will be published in the Federal Registry on Thursday, June 7, 2012, and will go into effect on Monday, July 9, 2012. Dr. Cezar presented
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Obituary – John Raymond Schmidt

Funeral services for John Raymond Schmidt, age 81, of Normandy, were held February 8, 2019, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Jamie Pine officiating. Burial followed at Willow Mount Cemetery. Mr. Schmidt passed from this life Monday, February 4, 2019, at Community Care of Rutherford County. Born July 26, 1937, in Brooklyn,
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Obituary – Brenda Dunn

Brenda Dunn, age 65 of Castalian Springs, passed away suddenly February 3, 2019. Brenda was born on March 15, 1953 to the late James Wesley Banes and the late Odie Bell Elliott Banes. She graduated with her nursing degree from the University of Tennessee at Nashville and was a Registered Nurse in the Nashville area
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Obituary – Robert “Bob” Garner

Robert L. (Bob) Garner was born July 16, 1931, the oldest of three children to the late Lillie Iris Lee Garner and William Chester Garner. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee in 1957. In 1959, he received a Certified
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Correction

In the January issue we inadvertently posted Skywalk’s Threat as winning the WHAA Youth Pony Reserve High Point award. We apologize for this error. The correct win is the WHAA Youth Pony Hight Point Champion.

Love Is In The Air

It may be cold outside, but for some Tennessee Walking Horse lovers, hearts are definitely warm. Cupid has shot a few arrows and they must have landed perfectly. Congratulations are in order as Kelly Richards and Marshall Ward got engaged on February 3rd. Carmen Franck and Dustin Flippin got engaged on February 13th. The Scoop
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Welcome to the World

Mandy Black and Layne Leverette announce the birth of their beautiful daughter Laynie Jo Leverette. She was born on January 31, 2019. She weighed 7lbs 15oz and measured 20 inches long. Eli and Ryn Leverette along with Emma Black are thrilled to welcome their baby sister to the world. The Scoop congratulates Layne and Mandy
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Trainers’ Show

Mark your calendars for the upcoming National Trainers’ Show. It will be held March 21-23, 2019. This event traditionally kicks off the show season in Shelbyville. Once again, the three-night horse show will be in the Calsonic Arena. For more information about this show, contact Marcia Allison at 931-684-5866 or Dean Byard at 615-582-2364.

Auxiliary Has New Website

The Walking Horse Trainers’ Ladies Auxiliary has a new website. Make sure you go check it out at www.whtauxiliary.com. This group of ladies is a phenomenal force in our industry. They work hard to raise money for many charitable causes, not to mention the support they simply offer to the Walking Horse Trainers Association. They
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NCWHA Sneak Preview

The North Carolina Walking Horse Association is hosting its annual Sneak Preview on Saturday, March 9th. The event will be held at Biggerstaff Park in Dallas, North Carolina. It begins at noon. Lunch will be served.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

The FAST Spring Showcase will be held April 11-13, 2019. In honor of FAST’S 10th Anniversary, there will be a BBQ and band on Friday, April 12th as part of the weekend’s celebration. The BBQ will be free to everyone as a thank you gesture for supporting FAST over the past 10 years.

WHAT A HORSE Coverage

What A Horse will be providing a pay-per-view live stream for the three-day Trainers’ Show held March 21-23, 2019 and the FAST Showcase held April 11-13, 2019. Each show’s live stream will be from the Calsonic Arena. Prices will be posted at a later date. For more information, please contact Jerry Harris at jerry@whatahorse.com.

Barn Party Rescheduled

Originally scheduled for February 23rd, Spencer Benedict’s Stallion Preview and Barn Party will now be held on March 9th. Predicted inclement weather is the reason for the change.

ETWHA Officers

The ETWHA Ladies Auxiliary is looking forward to a wonderful show season and announces their new slate of officers. 2019 ETWHA Ladies Auxiliary Executive Board Becky Bull- President Anita Bradshaw- Vice President Lexie Stinnett- Secretary Kathy Vesley Pate- Treasurer Board of Directors Julia Dukes Livingston Jessica Bridwell- Website Editor Ashley Helton Charlene Cox Anne Piet
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Obituary- James Franklin Payne

The Scoop has learned of the passing of Mr. James Franklin Payne of Burlington. Mr. Payne died at his residence on January 20th at the age of 80. He was a native of Alamance County. Mr. Payne was the husband of Dawn Clark Payne, who survives, and the son of William O. Payne and Mary
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Obituary- Rom Folger

Mr. Romulus Roscoe (Rom) Folger Sr. passed from this life on January 18, 2019 at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, North Carolina. He was 93 years old. Mr. Folger was the eighth of thirteen children. He was born on May 30, 1925. He was a graduate of the Dobson High School
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Show Results

Appalachian Walking & Racking Horse Banquet

Appalachian Walking & Racking Horse Banquet

TWHBEA Banquet Award Winner

TWHBEA awards

WHTA Banquet Award Winners

WHTA awards results

WHTA Thanksgiving Classic

WHTA Thanksgiving Classic

Walking For The Angels Results

Walking For The Angels Results

Tunica Fall Classic Results

Tunica Fall Classic Results

Appalachian Championship Results

Appalachian Championship Results

PWHAT Oktoberfest Results

PWHAT Oktoberfest Results

ETWHA Fall Classic Results

ETWHA Fall Classic ResultsETWHA Fall Classic Results

Clemson, SC Results

Clemson, SC Results

Walking For The Future Results

Walking For The Future Results

NWHA Results

NWHA ResultsNWHA Results

Money Tree Classic Results

Money Tree Classic ResultsMoney Tree Classic Results

Kentucky Celebration Results

Kentucky Celebration Results

2018 TWHBEA National Futurity Results

2018 TWHBEA National Futurity Results

Obituaries

Obituary – John Raymond Schmidt

Funeral services for John Raymond Schmidt, age 81, of Normandy, were held February 8, 2019, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Jamie Pine officiating. Burial followed at Willow Mount Cemetery. Mr. Schmidt passed from this life Monday, February 4, 2019, at Community Care of Rutherford County. Born July 26, 1937, in Brooklyn,
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Obituary – Brenda Dunn

Brenda Dunn, age 65 of Castalian Springs, passed away suddenly February 3, 2019. Brenda was born on March 15, 1953 to the late James Wesley Banes and the late Odie Bell Elliott Banes. She graduated with her nursing degree from the University of Tennessee at Nashville and was a Registered Nurse in the Nashville area
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Obituary – Robert “Bob” Garner

Robert L. (Bob) Garner was born July 16, 1931, the oldest of three children to the late Lillie Iris Lee Garner and William Chester Garner. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee in 1957. In 1959, he received a Certified
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Obituary- James Franklin Payne

The Scoop has learned of the passing of Mr. James Franklin Payne of Burlington. Mr. Payne died at his residence on January 20th at the age of 80. He was a native of Alamance County. Mr. Payne was the husband of Dawn Clark Payne, who survives, and the son of William O. Payne and Mary
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Obituary- Rom Folger

Mr. Romulus Roscoe (Rom) Folger Sr. passed from this life on January 18, 2019 at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, North Carolina. He was 93 years old. Mr. Folger was the eighth of thirteen children. He was born on May 30, 1925. He was a graduate of the Dobson High School
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Obituary- John Wagner

John David Wagner passed from this life, entering his eternal home with the Lord on January 16, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was 63 years old. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara. Others surviving are stepsons, Jay Dale and wife Suzanne, Steve Dale and girlfriend Melanie Shane; grandson
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Obituary- Mariam Charlotte (Pigg) Earonhart

Mrs. Mariam Charlotte Earonhart, age 80 passed on this life on January 23, 2019 at NHC Oakwood. A Cornersville native, Charlotte was born on May 19, 1938; the fifth child of the late Jimmie C. and Maize Endsley Pigg. Charlotte graduated from Cornersville High School. Charlotte married James Edward Earonhart and raised three daughters. Raising
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Obituary- Elfriede “Elfie” Gallun

(Nee Jatzkowski) was called home to the Lord on January 22, 2019, age the age of 86. Elfie was reunited with her beloved husband of 59 years, Edwin A. “Ned” Gallun Jr. She was the loving mother of Lisa (James) Baum, Amanda (Tom) Wood and Martin (Angela) Gallun; dear grandmother of Jacob (Brittany) Baum, Luke
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Obituary- Wadene Parker Baucom

Wadene Parker Baucom, 77, of Monroe, North Carolina, went to be with Jesus Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Wadene was born November 19th, 1941 in Mecklenburg County to the late Wade Stephen Parker and the late Eloise Parker. She was also preceded in death by husband Brice Edwin
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Obituary- Bob Adkisson

Mr. Robert (Bob) Hassel Adkisson passed from this life on Sunday, January 27, 2019. He was 84 years old. Bob was born on July 29, 1934 in Hardin County, Tennessee, to Robert W. and Aleen Hinton Adkisson who precede him in death. After completing his high school education in Savannah, Tennessee, he married Mary Julia
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Equine Obituary – Main Power

4/3/1999 – 1/28/2019 Press release from Rising Star Ranch It is with great sadness to report that 2005 World Grand Champion Main Power was humanely laid to rest. After a prolonged time dealing with a chronic leg issue, of which we had no resolution, Main Power’s quality of life was beginning to deteriorate to where
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Obituary- Paul Blackburn

Visitation for Paul Blackburn was held at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Alabama on Sunday, January 6th. He was cremated after the visitation & there will be a private service at a later time. There is still a need for financial assistance for the funeral home expenses. There is a “go fund me” page
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Obituary- Dr. William Warr

Dr. W. Spurgeon Warr, age 84, of Phenix City, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Dr. Warr was born May 24, 1934, in Abbeville, Alabama to the late Mary Louise McCloud Warr and Buford S. Warr. He graduated from Central High in 1952, Auburn University in 1955, UAB in 1959, Internship and Residency
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Obituary Mickey Groom

Ms. Louise Samford (Mickey) Groom of Opelika passed away at UAB University Hospital November 26, 2018. Funeral service for Ms. Groom was held November 30, 2018 at First United Methodist Church of Opelika. Interment followed at Rosemere Cemetery. Ms. Groom was born November 24, 1933 in Atlanta, Georgia to parents, Dr. Millard and Gwendolyn Samford.
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Obituary- Lester John Anderson, Jr.

Obituary- Lester John Anderson, Jr. PINEY FLATS – Lester John Anderson, Jr., 69, passed away November 21, 2018 at his home in Piney Flats, TN. The family received friends on Saturday, November 24, 2018. A celebration of life service followed. A graveside service was conducted on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Piney Grove Cemetery in
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