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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Shop Amazon Smile & Kroger and Support the TWH Museum

Don’t forget that you can easily support the museum by selecting to support the Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum when you shop via the Amazon Smile program or by enrolling in the Kroger Community Rewards program to support the Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum.

Tre Hargett making appearance at the TWH National Museum

Secretary of State Tre Hargett will attend the Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum on Friday, February 27, between 1:00 and 1:30 P.M. to present the Museum with a grant of $2,000. The grant monies will be used for the restoration, preservation and digitization of past films of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville.
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Brad Kirby is recovering

Brad Kirby is alive and recovering at Heritage Medical Facility in Shelbyville, TN. On Sunday morning this was posted to social media by Cliff Carlock, brads brother. “On Friday afternoon our family was told that my brother Brad Kirby was clinically brain dead and when taken off the ventilator he would be gone in minutes.
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Kevin Gilliam update

As of Feburary 5, 2015 the therapy is going very well. Kevin Gilliam is walking with very little help. Also, he is working hard on using his right arm and hand. Your prayers are working, keep them coming! We praise The Lord for all his continued healing!

Ripwood Fling Sale rescheduled

Due to weather The Ripwood Spring Fling Sale & Concert has been rescheduled. The New Date will be March 6-7. Ripwood will also be hosting a Tyler Bean Benefit on March 6, 2015.

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Tennessee Walking Horse Portraits Greet Welcome Center Visitors

The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ And Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) is pleased to announce that a portrait of 2012 World Grand Champion Walk Time Charlie is now featured at the 1-65 Robertson County Mitchellville Welcome Center at Portland, Tennessee. The display of this striking portrait is a joint venture between TWHBEA and the Tennessee Walking Horse
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I would like to thank THE SCOOP for printing the special award that was given to my daddy (Ronal Mosley) at the NCWH banquet. It really meant a lot to me that you always make a point to include the people that helped build our TWH business. Again thank you so much! Rhonda Mosley Baucom


Walking Horse Ladies Auxiliary Members your dues must be in (or postmarked) by March 1, 2015. They are $30. You can mail checks to the Auxiliary at PO Box 1821, Shelbyville, TN 37162

Tyler Bean Update

Following a car accident, Tyler Bean is beginning to get his voice back. He is a very determined and a strong individual. He hopefully will be going to rehab sometime this week. Your thoughts and prayers have been greatly appreciated. Please support the Tyler Bean benefit at Ripwood Sale March 6, 2015.

1st Annual Racking Readers Choice Scoop Selections

As of February 25, 2015 we have a ton of Readers Choice ballots are already open and tallied. We have several emails and envelopes still to open. Please get your ballots mailed in by the Deadline March 2nd. We are so pleased with such a great turnout of our first annual Readers Choice awards for
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Contender Farms vs. USDA

CONTENDER FARMS, L.L.P.; MIKE MCGARTLAND, Plaintiffs – Appellants v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Defendant – Appellee Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Before JOLLY and JONES, Circuit Judges, and GODBEY*, District Judge. E. GRADY JOLLY, Circuit Judge: Contender Farms, L.L.P. and Mike McGartland appeal the district court’s
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WHTLA Hosts Second Annual 5k

The Footloose for Kids 5K Run/Walk is in its second year and hopes to grow on the success of last year. Proceeds from this year’s race will go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, handicapped riding program and scholarships. All participants will receive a t-shirt (2015 color is neon green). Trophies to be awarded:
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Howard Retires From The Celebration

TWHNC Chairman David Howard has retired from the Celebration board upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. David Howard is the owner of Dabora Inc. Pat Marsh replaces Howard as the Celebration Chairman.


Dr. Edward Rosser Wall Jr. Obituary

Dr. Edward Rosser Wall Jr., 82, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at his home in Oxford, MS. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Born in Newton, MS, Dr. Wall was a retired Professor and ADMINISTRATOR at Hinds Community College. He was a long time member of Providence Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville, TN. Dr.
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Equine Obituary

The Flashlight The Scoop recently learned of the passing of The Flash Light. He passed away at the age of 21 with World Champion and Reserve World Champion titles. He was shown padded most of his life. After he was purchased by Melissa Rowell it was decided to show him flatshod. He then went on
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Francis Paul Cranford Obituary

Mr. Francis Paul Cranford, 87, of Connelly Springs passed away Wednesday February 4, 2015 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care in Valdese following a period of declining health. Mr. Cranford was born March 7, 1927 in Burke County, to the late Bertie and Pat Cranford. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Rutherford
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Obituary Tommy Clay Howell

Mr. Tommy Clay Howell, age 73, of Bell Buckle, TN passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Mr. Howell was a retired trainer of Tennessee Walking Horses. Arrangements are as follows; Visitation will be held at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel in Shelbyville, Tenn., on Friday, Nov., 7, 2014, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Burial will be held
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Obituary Robert Glen Wiley

Robert Glen Wiley, 72, husband of Gloria Carroll Wiley, died Monday, November 3, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville, KY. Born August 27, 1942, in Floyd County, KY, he was the son of the late Carl and the late Mary Mae (Rose) Wiley. He was owner of the Stenotype Institute in Jacksonville,
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Obituary John Paul Shaffer

John was born on February 22, 1974 and passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. John was a resident of Shelbyville, Tennessee at the time of his passing. He is survived by his wife Betsy his sons Jake and Landon. Memorial services were held at 6 PM Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
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Obituary – Becky Walker Coleman

Services for Becky Walker Coleman of Money, Mississippi, will be held Thursday, October 30,2014 at 2:00 PM at West President Church of Christ in Greenwood. Visitation will be at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home prior to the funeral from 12:00 noon til 1:45 PM on the day of the funeral. Mrs. Coleman, age 66 died
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Johnny Wes Brown Funeral Services

Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Wes Brown, age 85, of Manchester, were conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Lambert and Bro. Franklin Brown officiated. Burial was followed in Farrar Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family was at 4:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral
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Obituary – Charles Richard Sullivan

Mr. Charles Richard Sullivan, age 62, of Shelbyville, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, with his family at his side. Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Scott Reed will officiate, with burial to follow in Houston Whitworth Cemetery. The family will
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Obituary – Edward “Ed” McLeod, Sr.

Frank Edward “Ed” McLeod, Sr., of Newberry, died Sunday, August 31, 2014, on his 84th birthday, at Palmetto Health Richland. Born on August 31, 1930 in Newberry County, he was the son of the late John Robert McLeod, Sr. and Azilee Satterwhite McLeod. He was a faithful and dedicated employee of the Torrington Company until
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Obituary – Charles “Scott” Lambert

Charles “Scott” Lambert of Hickory, NC and Shelbyville, TN entered eternal life on Monday, August 18, 2014. His spirit is carried on by his wife of 35 years Michelle Mosteller Lambert, two special daughters Kirsten and Shannon, two brothers, several nieces and nephews including Mark “Scrappy” Lambert, and an extended family of relatives and friends
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Marietta Gambill Obituary
Marietta Gambill Obituary
Equine Obituary – Papa’s Dark Shadow

Papa’s Dark Shadow, owned by Brant Collier of Rogersville, AL & Marjorie Watson of Lawrenceburg, TN, passed away on June 3, 2014 at Baum Equine Hospital in Shelbyville, TN, due to complications from a twisted intestine/colic. A winning show horse his entire career, this outstanding 9 year old gelding was crowned “2011 World Champion Owner
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Obituary – D.R. Mozeley, Sr.

D. R. Mozeley, Sr. “Dick” CHARLOTTE – D. R. “Dick” Mozeley, Sr., age 81, of Charlotte passed away June 10, 2014, at his residence. A service to celebrate his life will be at 12:00 noon Thursday, June 12th, at Christ United Methodist Church, Pastor Jim Humphries officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior (10:00-12:00 Noon)
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