Sparta Community

Meadowlark residents enjoy renowned singer

March 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

On March 24 at 6 p.m. Jon Troast, singer/songwriter, gave a one-hour performance for about 45 residents and family members at Meadowlark Retirement Community. Troast traveled from Nashville, Tenn. to perform this concert. Jon’s website is Jontroast.com. Troast said he used to dislike Mr. Rogers’ song “I Like to Take My Time,” but now has a different attitude. [...]

Links program breaks down barriers

March 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Challenged students get a little help from a friend by BETH ALTENA A program that pairs successful students and those that face learning differences is so successful that teacher Emily Molesta hopes it The Links students at Appleview Elementary. will become a model for other schools. “Links” at Appleview Elementary in Sparta is a new program that links children with [...]

MILITARY

February 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Sullivan completes basic training Air Force Airman James M. Sullivan recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who [...]

Faith-based outreach puts food on family tables

January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Sparta Mel Trotter mission gives 100 holiday dinners  With Christian-based help all year around for those who struggle, help is perhaps especially appreciated during the holidays, when merriment and gift-giving is not on everyone’s agenda. At the Sparta outreach center and retail store operated by Mel Trotter Ministries, those who struggle financially this year were [...]
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