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Obituary- Lonnie Messick

James Lonnie Messick, a resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the age of 78. A native of Rutherford County, Tennessee, he was preceded in death by his parents, James Wiley and Mary Todd Messick; and sons, Brian Patrick and John Michael Messick.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 26th at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Visitation with the family will be 9:00 AM until the service time at 11:00 AM. Bud Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Perri Allen Messick; sons, Glenn Christopher Messick and his wife Tara and Andrew Lee Messick and his wife Krystal; and stepsons, Spencer Dale Reed and David Lyn Reed.

Mr. Messick was a member of North Boulevard Church of Christ. He was a 1961 graduate of Central High School, and received his bachelor’s degree at MTSU in 1972 before he graduated from FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia.

He was a retired Assistant Chief with the City of Murfreesboro Police Department. He worked there from September of 1965 until his retirement in April of 1998.

Mr. Messick served with the National Horse Show Commission, Inc. from 1987 where he served as a Part time Administrative/DQP Coordinator and eventually Executive Vice President retiring in 2008.

He was also very active in the community and was a member of several organizations including, the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Associations, Past member of the Murfreesboro Rotary Club, Rutherford County Crime Stoppers Board, the National Tennessee Walking Breeders Association, and the Walking Horse Owners Association.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at the Walking Horse Owners Association P.O. Box 4007 Murfreesboro TN 37129.

The Scoop sends our warmest condolences to the Messick Family.


Engagement Announcement

Baucom Burks Engagement picLove is in the air for Kayla Baucom and Hayden Burks. Hayden popped the question on Monday, December 21st and of course, Kayla’s answer was YES! The Scoop congratulates the newly engaged couple.

WHTA Auxiliary Meeting

WHTA Auxiliary Schedules December Meeting The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary will hold their December meeting on December 29th at 7pm via Zoom. Exhausting members, please be on the lookout for meeting information to come via email. If you do not receive it or you would like to join the Auxiliary, please text 931-580-5085 or email whtauxiliary@yahoo.com. Please make plans to join the meeting and help plan for 2021. Also, please remember that this meeting counts towards 2021 eligibility.

WHAO Schedules Horse Shows

The Walking Horse Association of Ohio proudly announces the following show dates for the 2021 show season.
WHAO Summer Classic- August 21st
MOWHA Ohio Classic- June 18th-19th
Indiana Celebration- July 8th-10th

WHAA Releases Event Information

WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: Elysium at Choose Your Gait Farms
1255 County Road 72
Danville, AL 35619

There will be a lot of great items to auction, as well as, breeding fees to some of the top stallions in the industry and training fees for many of the top trainers. Everyone is encouraged to bring your young horses to preview for the upcoming show season. Lunch will be provided free of charge. WHAA members are asked to bring desserts for lunch and items for the auction. Most importantly, bring your checkbook/cash and be ready to spend some money for a great charity.


New East Tennessee Horse Show

Plan your Spring getaway to the Smoky Mountains and attend the Walking in the Smokies Horse Show; April 8 -10, 2021 We are so excited about the 1st annual Walking in the Smokies horse show. If you have questions or need additional information contact Tami Triplett (show mgr) 423-612-0345 or Lexie Stinnett 828-550-8520. We hope to see you there!

PWHAT Banquet Changes Dates

The Pleasure Walking Horse Association has changed the date of their PWHAT Banquet to March 13, 2021. The original date was January 16th. The location will remain the same.


Urad Becomes First Female Executive Director for TWHBEA

On Saturday, December 5th, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) held its annual International Board of Directors’ meeting via Zoom. This was a special day in the organization’s history because Margo Urad began her role as the new Executive Director. She became the first female Executive Director in TWHBEA’s history. Before beginning her new position, she resigned her current position as president. Current Senior Vice President Mike Floyd will assume the duties of president until the election takes place in February.


Highway 43 Auction Sale Scheduled

The Highway 43 Auction Company will be hosting their “Walking Into the New Year Catalog Sale” on Saturday, January 2, 2021. This event will take place at Wiser Farm at 10:00 AM. Consignments are now being taken. For more information, contact Dave Roberts- (931)-993-3127 or Mike Tibbs (931)-993-4886.