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75th Strawberry Festival: A shared heritage

1ST PLACE - Winning 1st place in Humboldt Floats Thursday and Friday is Hey Berry, Need a Tow? featuring the Humboldt Garage crew.

WINNING DISH – Bill Espey displays his Strawberry Grilled Cheese dish, which won Strawberry Festival Recipe Contest’s Best of Show. Espey is the first man to ever win the recipe title.

SKATING ELVIS - Elvis took 1st place in costumed characters at the Jr. Parade.

OFFICIAL WELCOME – Banner girls Annie Short and Sophie Stallings carried the banner of welcome this year.

MINIATURE WINNER - Miss Berry Sweet won 1st Thursday in miniature floats.

2ND PLACE - Winning 2nd place in Humboldt Floats Thursday and Friday is A Berry Happy 5th Birthday, Miss Spring Blossom.

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - Humboldt’s 6th Hall of Fame event fesatured E.L. ‘Roy’ Hunt (from left) Calvin Farmer and Jim Poteete. See more inside on page 9A. 3RD PLACE - Winning 3rd in Humboldt floats at the Grand Floats Parade Friday was the Presbyterian Day School with Children, Our Greatest Treasure.

PATRIOTISM ON DISPLAY - Along with both parades featuring National Guard Color Guards, other patriotic displays included the guard helicoptor flyover, the Northside ROTC repeating the pledge of allegience before the judging stand and other military participating in the parades.

Photos by Danny Wade and April Jackson KEYS TO THE CITY - Opening ceremonies Monday night included the traditional presentation of the keys to the city by Humboldt Mayor Allen Barker (right). Accepting are 2012 Territorial Queen Cassidy Sheppard (center) and Hostess Princess Brigham Short (left).



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Saving Berry Precious Lives by the Humboldt Area Rescue Squad won 3rd plce in Humboldt Jr. Floats Thursday.

Berry Best Racer took 1st in out of town floats Friday.

Hostess Princess Brigham Short and her royalty on the parade route.

Jr. Miss and Miss Teen Territorial and their courts graced the parade route.

The 75th Strawberry Festival’s Territorial Queen Cassidy Sheppard and her court. Jr. Hostess Princess Anna Grace Allen and her lovely court.

Hometown Humboldt’s Middle School Band.

South Gibson High School won Class AA Friday.

HHS Band members at their berry best on the parade route.

South Gibson High School also won the Strawberry Cup for Class A/AA. They placed 2nd in percussion and auxiliary.

PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL - 30 years of past presidents of the festival gathered for the President’s Reception last Wednesday night at the Humboldt General Conference Center. Last year’s president Alex Smith (left in photo at right) was presented a Strawberry Festival commemorative Case knife by this year’s president Randy Terry (right).



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VOL. 125, NO. 20

INSIDE... Ashleigh Douglas to reign in 2013

Sadie, the Boston Terrier, won the Grand Championship ribbon at the annual Pet Parade Saturday. Page 10A

Flippin wins women’s race Guinda Flippin of Humboldt won the 10K women’s race Saturday. Page 1B

County honors Walker, oks funds


Miss Lauderdale County, Ashleigh Douglas, was chosen from the many contestants to reign as the Territorial Queen of the 76th Strawberry Festival. Page 10A

Dogs earn honors at Pet Parade Saturday



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LT. GOVERNOR VISITS - Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (second from right) delivered the keynote address at the 75th West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Govenor’s Luncheon. Ramsey delighted the crowd with his auctioneer’s chant and funny stories about Humboldt and his cohorts in state government. He was presented the traditional flat of genuine West Tennessee strawberries and a 75th festival commemorative Case knife. Ramsey is joined by (from left) 2011 festival president Alex Smith, 2012 president Randy Terry and this year’s general chairman Jennifer Seals, (right) who will be the 2013 president of the 76th Strawberry Festival.

West Tenn. joins Humboldt in marking historic milestone BY APRIL G. JACKSON Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, the leading voice of the state of Tennessee’s General Assembly, spoke to a delighted crowd at the 75th Governor’s Luncheon. Known for his pro-growth policy, Ramsey is the first GOP speaker in 140 years. He made a point of letting everyone know he wasn’t Gov. Bill Haslam. And he recalled the late Governor Ned McWherter, when already in his second term, visited a nursing home, stopped to chat with an elderly resident and asked her, ‘Do you know who I am?’ ‘No,’ she replied, ‘but go to that desk over there, they can tell you.’ Ramsey acknowledged the changing districts that will take State Rep. Lowe Finney away from Gibson County. Although they are from the other side of the aisle with Finney being a democrat and Ramsey a republican, “when were done we’re good friends.” Ramsey also acknowledged state representatives Curtis Halford, Johnny Shaw and Jimmy Eldridge. Noting he was to speak for a short time, the auctioneer Ramsey demonstrated he could talk 90 miles an hour, giving the crowd a sample of his auction chant. He told a Humboldt story from his youth 41 years ago. In 1971, he attended Sullivan Central High in Blountville, a brand new consolidated school where his basketball team was 36 and 0 on the season. They went to state tournament and had to play a little team he’d never heard of, Humboldt. Humboldt High School knocked them out in the first round.

He remembers it well because he admitted, as a 16year-old boy, he cried like a baby. Ramsey noted the end of one of most successful sessions ever in the state general assembly. Among the accomplishments this year, state of Tennessee lawmakers passed a budget smaller than last year. By 2013, revenues should be back to levels of 2008, Ramsey said. “It’s been a tough cycle but we’ve stepped up to plate. Tennessee is a very seriously fiscal conservative state. The citizens of Tennessee owe less money per capita that any state in U.S.,” he noted. When the state borrows money, they pay it back. Recently state leaders balanced the budget, cut taxes and also addressed the unpopular death tax which has been devastating to family farms and businesses. “Over three years, we are doing away with death tax in Tennessee,” Ramsey told the applauding crowd. The general assembly also has recently lowered sales tax on food. “Tennessee is an island of sanity in a nation gone crazy,” Ramsey said. What Humboldt is doing by hosting the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival is a great lesson in what’s needed now. Regionalism works for everyone when people work together. What is good for one county or town is good for their neighbors, Ramsey said. “People don’t stop at county lines or city limits when they’re going to work,” he added.

BBQ champs Two Little Pigs took top honors at the Barbeque Cookoff this year. See details inside. Page 1B

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DIGNITARIES ON HAND - Among those introduced and sitting at the head table at the Governor’s Luncheon this year are (from left) Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon, State Rep. Lowe Finney, Humboldt Mayor Allen Barker, Festival President Randy Terry, Lt. Gov Ron Ramsey and wife, Cindy, Congressman Stephen Fincher, Chamber Executive Director Sherri McCarter, State Rep. Curtis Halford, Festival Honoree Laurie Gamble, General Chairman Jennifer Seals, and Festival Honoree Jeff Gamble.

Gibson Coounty commissioners, meeting in their regular bimonthly session Monday, May 14 at Trenton, honored historical archivist Emily B. Walker and passed several resolutions related to funding for improvements and highway programs. Commissioners also approved elections to the Equalization Board and 911 Board, and set up a budget to allocate over $81,000 to improve emergency communication equipment. The county received a Tenn. Dept. of Homeland Security grant for $81,489.03 to upgrade the communication console at the county Emergency Management Agency office in Trenton, and to purchase equipment that will be used by district teams across the county. County Commission highlights, May 14: Budget transfers – Commission approved transfers of various budget line items totaling over $41,000 in eight county departments. Funds go in part for overtime and personnel pay. A maximum of $30,000 was approved to buy ballistic resistant vests for Sheriff Deputies. $30,000 originally budgeted for jail guards will be moved to the Sheriff Dept. equipment budget. The Sheriff Dept. has the needed $30,000 because three jail officers were on National Guard duty during the year. see COUNTY page 5A

Highway department funds still adequate BY STEVE SHORT The Gibson Co. Highway Dept. had higher costs than anticipated for some items like diesel fuel this year, but the department has sufficient funds to cover all expenses, the director emphasized last week. The highway dept. had less expense than expected in some areas, and so funds can be moved to pay for increases, said Director Carl Stoppenhagen. “We’re still within our dollars, but we just have to shift the funds around,” he said. News articles about the Gibson Co. Commission last week indicated that the county commission

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The privilege of living in Humboldt LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor: Strawberry Festivals are about visions and dreams and are important in the life of our community; however, this year’s festival was one of those milestone events, the 75th anniversary and what a week it was! In the second chapter of Acts we read that, in the last days, young men will see visions and old men will dream dreams. Many are convinced we are in those days. I do not know about the young people and their visions, but this year’s festival caused this old man to dream dreams of the many festivals experienced since 1937. Randy Terry, Jennifer Seals, the Chamber of Commerce staff and hundreds of volunteers did a magnificent job. The weather cooperated for a perfect week. The festival brings out the best in Humboldt. It is a time for spring cleaning, for celebration, homecoming and reflection. We have all been warmed by fires we did not build and have enjoyed water from wells we did not dig. When everyone “kicked back” a little Friday night, and the poignant smell of barbeque smoke filled the air, and live music played in the distance, I thought of nine men who, in 1934, had a dream. Thousands of volunteers have built on that dream through the years. Thoughts of professor Swartz in his red underwear hanging from his hot air balloon, the Budweiser Clydesdales, the Curtis Candy Company pony hitch, girly shows actually on the Ferrell Street school campus, fireworks, escorting queens, watching Tennessee Walking horses, building floats and may more memories came to mind. I watched both parades with my friend Ted Jones in virtually the same spot where we have watched for over 40 years. Over 200 people in the Frisbees’ front yard rose in accord as the National Guard presented the colors. The visiting is as much fun as the parade. Several families, four generations strong, greeted old friends. Many homes along the parade route were open for visitation and celebration. You see folks at the festival you will not see again until next year. Our city’s business and industrial communities are so vital to the success of the festival. These enterprises, large and small, sponsor events, buy tickets, advertisements, street banners and contribute thousands of dollars of “in kind” goods and services. Our law enforcement agencies keep us safe and handle an overwhelming volume of traffic without a hitch. The city has Main Street cleaned up and back in order in less than an hour after the parades. Thursday night has become a “happening.” As much music filled the air, Main Street became an eight block

dining table. Several thousand people of all ages enjoyed food and fellowship reserved only for events like this. Our churches and schools open their facilities and what would we do without the conference center at Humboldt General? This facility provides a great venue for the Prayer Breakfast, the President’s Reception and the Governor’s Luncheon. Humboldt does it right, first class. Speaking of the Governor’s luncheon, Governor Haslem was unable to attend. Not to worry, Lt. Gov. Ramsey was an extremely able substitute. He reviewed the recently completed legislative session, advised us that, as Tennesseans, we are responsible for less state debt per capita than any state in the nation and opined that Tennessee was an island of sanity in an other- wise nation gone off course. If the liberal career politicians on the east coast and the crazies on the left coast want to see real America, where people still hold on to their Bibles and guns, they should attend the Strawberry Festival and countless other events like it across the heartland of this great nation. Twenty five years from now another group of our citizens will produce the 100th Strawberry Festival. In the meantime, let us put the spirit, the cooperation and the dedication so evident in the festival to work in every facet of life in our city. If we do, our young people can truly have visions of what Humboldt can accomplish and our old men can eat barbeque on Friday night and dream, dream of the blessings we have enjoyed and thank the Lord for the privilege of living in Humboldt, Tenn. Sincerely, T. O. Lashlee, Strawberry Festival past president, 1964

16#-*$.&&5*/( )6.#0-%5 5&//&44&& The City of Humboldt is considering the submittal of an application to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s Disaster Recovery Grant Program (DRGP). A public meeting will be held May 24, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the Humboldt Utilities Community Room, 207 S. 13 Ave., in Humboldt. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the DRGP Program Guidelines, the available funds, eligible projects and the community’s responsibility in the application process. The City’s governing body is seeking comments from the public in order to determined priorities for the use of the funds to be requested. The Humboldt Utilities Community Room is accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with special needs who wish to attend should contact Alex Smith at 731-784-9212 to make special arrangements. The City of Humboldt encourages minority persons to participate in government issues and invites them to all meetings.


75th festival -one of the best ever Dear President and General Chairman: The 75th annual West Tenn. Strawberry Festival was one of the best ever! At almost every event young people were in charge. I could feel the energy and enthusiasm. Subtle changes were made here and there – enough to give the festival a fresh feel. Thank you Randy and Jennifer and all of the volunteers for your time and hard work. You made this Humboldtan proud! Judy M. Bowers

Threats within, without

Dear Editor: The historically “Christian” nations of the west face growing threats from within and without. For more than a century, the secularist threat from within has been chipping away at fundamental biblical values and in recent decades this attack has been particularly successful among intellectuals and academics who regularly mock the idea God exists and intervenes in human affairs. Scholars and critics openly challenge the long held notion that the Bible is the inspired word of God. Today, biblical ideas about marriage, gender roles and moral values are increasingly rejected as “old-fashioned” and out-modeled; yet foundations of western civilization for centuries. One major challenge is the re-emergence of Islam as a force to be reckoned with. The stated goal of many radical Islamists is the destruction of the corrupt Christian’s west and the establishment of Caliphate based on the Koran and Shania law. Muslims blame Jesus and Christians for corrupting the scriptures. Gordon Swanger

Only in America

HOSPITALITY - Bubba Plunk’s front porch and lawn was among the places to be on the parade route this year. Scenes like this sum up ‘hospitality in Humboldt’, Plunk said. Plunk’s popular porch won Best Place to Hear Local Gossip earlier this year in the Best of the Best contest. He now calls it his ‘award winnng porch’.

America’s most disagreeable party time BY CLAYBURN PEEPLES Well, now that the Republicans have a presumptive candidate to run against the incumbent Democrat, the quadrennial agony known as the presidential election can get under way in earnest. Not surprisingly, the two major parties have already begun to say nasty things about each other’s candidates. Indeed, they haven’t stopped since the last election. As a matter of fact, they haven’t stopped since Ronald Reagan was president, so the harping at, and about, each other is nothing new, but the bitterness behind the epithets they sling at each other seems particularly vitriolic this year. I remember when Democrats and Republicans, even those particularly zealous and partisan, not only got along, they even respected each other and enjoyed being together. But those days are long gone away. Today when you hear a partisan from either party talk about an opposing candidate or position of the other party the tone often goes far, far beyond disrespect and scorn and veers off into genuine hatred.That can’t be healthy, for the hater or the country he or she loves. And because politicians of both parties are held in such low regard by all but their most rabid supporters, the most effective campaigns play into our suspicions and hostility with negativity and insults that don’t boost their candidates nearly so much as they try to tear down the opponents. “Don’t think about my qualifications or character or the job I’ve done,” too many of them seem to be saying, “The other guy or gal is even worse.” And of course this spills over into the actual governing styles of winning candidates, and it is, it seems to me, a major cause of the paralyzing gridlock that grips Congress


today. I heard a political analyst the other day lamenting this very thing. The Democrats, he said, believe all Republicans are stupid, and the Republicans believe all Democrats are evil, so neither party bothers even considering the ideas of the other. That makes it impossible, he lamented, for them to agree on anything. Maybe so, but when you look at the current deficit, so large ordinary people cannot even contemplate, yet alone comprehend it, most people think they’ve agreed on too much. “Where did Republicans and Democrats come from anyway?” I heard a man ask the other day. “Why are they the only two choices we have?” That seems to be the thinking of a lot of people these days. There was a time, a long, long time in fact, when the two parties each expressed differing views of how America could fulfil its promise and prosper, but both of those views fit within boundaries that were at least understndable to most people of either persuasion. And in the case of each party, their views have evolved. The Democrats, for example, America’s oldest political party still in existence, began life in the 1790’s in opposition to the elitist, strong central government advocating Federalist politicians who controlled Congress in its early years. When they first appeared on the national scene, believe it or not, the forerunners of today’s Democratic party were known as Republicans. (Confusing, isn’t it?) The first major success of this new party was the election of 1800, with the election of Thomas Jefferson, and over the next two decades they became more and more powerful and added the word “democratic” to their name. By 1824 they were the Democratic-Republican party, but the “republican” part of the name was dropped during the tenure of President Andrew Jackson, and by 1832, they were simply known as Democrats, as they are today. But they were a different party then than they are now. Then, philosophically, they favored, rural, agricultural interests, states’ rights and strict interpretation of the Constitution. They were also opposed to the use of federal funds for any local, or even regional, public works projects such as bridges, canals or highways. Today, of course, that comes closer to a description of most people’s idea of what the Republican party is. It too, has come a long way from its philosophical beginnings. It started, in 1854, primarily because its forerunner in opposition to the Democratic party, the Whig Party, could not come to agreement as to what to do about slavery. The issue simmered along until the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which threatened to extend slavery into the new territories. Northern Whigs couldn’t abide by this, and they formed the Republican Party in response. By 1858, although they had no support in the South at all, they had become very powerful in nearly every Northern state. In 1860, they won the presidency, and drawing upon the legacy of their martyred president, Lincoln, they ruled the nation’s political scene until 1932, using a coalition of Northern white Protestants, businessmen, professionals, landowning farmers and African-Americans. Yes, African-Americans. Until the 1960’s, in fact, the African-American vote was reliably Republican. As a matter of fact, when Lyndon Johnson wrestled the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Congress it passed with broad Republican support over strong Democratic opposition. Today, of course, some issues remain the same, and some are different, but one thing both parties seem to agree on is that if one party takes a stand on anything, it is the other party’s duty and obligation to disagree. And more and more people find that disagreeable.

Dear Editor, Only in America could the people who believe in fiscal responsibility and adherence to our Constitution be labeled “extremists.” Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund raising event. Only in America could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, and Charles Rangel both turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes. Only in America can we have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash. Only in America would we make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally become instant citizens. Only in America must you present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote. Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up, when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike). Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than its revenues and complain that it doesn’t have enough money. Only in America could the rich people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all. And most outrageous of all, only in America could Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House, suggest we must pass a bill so we can see what’s in it, be reelected. Unknown Author Submitted by David Nance Gibson County Patriots

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School cafeterias at odds with federal regs

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LIONS AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS - Each year the Humboldt Lions club awards two $1,000 scholarships to Humboldt High School seniors. This year the Edgar Holmes Scholarship went to Luke Brittain, who is joined by his parents Gerry and Karen Brittain (above). The William Crockett Scholarship went to Regine Wardlow, (below) who is joined by her mother, Teresa Wardlow, and her grandfather Jerry Wardlow Sr.

Library sets summer events

Dream big, read! is the theme for the Summer Reading Program May 21 through July 13 at Humboldt Library. It is designed to encourage children to continue reading during vacation so that valuable reading skills won’t be lost. Sign-up begins Monday, May 21 and the sign-up sheets are located at the front desk. Children are given a free goodie bagfull of cool things and a log sheet. For every 10 library books or audio book read, the children may choose a nice prize. All children birth through 6th grade may participate

in activities planned at the library. Wednesday, May 30, – Martha Speaks Monday, June 4, Birds of Prey Wednesday, June 13, Mark Twain Wednesday, June 20, Mad Science Thursday, June 28, Debbie McClendon Thursday, July 5, Carnival Wednesday, July 11, Bee Program For more information, times and other questions, please call the Humboldt Public Library at 731-7842383.

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Gibson Flower Show

The Gibson Garden Club will host a flower show on Friday, May 18 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Gibson Baptist Church.

Historical Society

The Humboldt Historical Society meeting will meet Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.. at Twin Oaks, 2227 Main Street in Humboldt. Call John Blankenship at 420-1316.

Democrats to meet

The Gibson County Democratic Party will have the regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Trenton Teapot Room at 6:30 p.m.

Humboldt Survivors Dinner

Cancer survivors “Family Reunion� is Saturday, May 19, at 6 p.m. Celebrate survivorship with family and friends. Music, games and prizes are planned. Dress casual! It’s a picnic! No charge to survivors.

BY CRYSTAL BURNS Thanks to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Gibson County Special School District cafeterias will join with school cafeterias across the country to offer students more nutritious meals that could provide some students and parents with a shock. Paige Garner, Director of Food Services for the Gibson County district, showed school board members the “significant changes� required for the coming 2012-13 school year at board’s May 10 meeting. “It’s going to be a true challenge,� Garner said. “I’m not sure what’s going to happen with our participation, especially with our high schools. I am a little fearful of what’s going to happen with our program.� The Healthy HungerFree Kids Act sets new age groupings, expanding the current two groups from K8 and 9-12 to K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Students in grades K-5 have a minimum weekly calorie allowance of 550 and maximum 650 with 89 grains, half of which must be whole wheat, and 8-10 oz. of meat per week; grades 6-8: 600-700 calories, 810 grains, and 9-10 oz. of meat; and grades 9-12: 750850 calories, 10-12 grains,


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would take action on budget overruns in the Highway Dept. Stoppenhagen said the news headlines conveyed the wrong perception that the Highway Dept. needed extra funding from the county. No funding from the county’s General Fund will be needed to cover highway costs. Stoppenhagen agreed that there were budget overruns in some line items of the Highway Dept. budget, such as increases in cost of diesel fuel and employee and dependent insurance. But he said other line items cost less than expected. Adequate funds are available in the Highway Dept. reserve to cover expenses. “It was not an overall budget overrun, but just specific items that overran their budget,� he explained last week. The money to cover the cost of these items is coming from the Highway Fund balance, said Stoppenhagen.

and 10-12 oz. of meat. The five components of the meal include meat/meal alternate, grains, vegetables, fruits, and fluid milk. Saturated fat must be less than 10 percent of calories, trans-fat per portion must be zero grams, fruit must be offered daily, and vegetable subgroups must be offered weekly. The subgroups are what have Garner and other school officials concerned. “We’re not going to be serving everything that’s on [these lists],� Garner said. “These are federal regulations. What we eat in the South isn’t the same as what they eat in the North.� She isn’t sure how the new requirements will effect food bids received through the tri-area consortium, which is on its final year of a four-year bid, but she said the schools in the consortium have met several times and attended

training with the state. The members plan to develop cycle menus that all eight districts will use. Gibson County School District will go to universal menus for K8 and 9-12. The menus must pass a nutrient analysis. The federal government also developed a paid lunch equity tool that all districts must use to calculate meal costs. The government says schools should charge at least $2.20 per lunch. Gibson County’s average was $2.06. Garner asked the board to increase lunch costs by 25 cents. She predicts the increase will last the system three years. Elementary and middle school children will now pay $2.25, high school students $2.50, employees $3, and visitors $3.25. “The trouble with [the cafeterias] is it’s a business,� said board member Bruce Pate, who made the motion

Elections – Seven incumbent officials were reelected to county boards due to terms expiring in May. Elected to 2-year terms on the Equalization Board: Road Dist. 1 – Don McEwen; Road Dist. 2 – Thomas Davis; Road Dist. 3 – Mike Wallsmith; Road Dist. 4 – Bobby Wilson. Elected to 4-year terms on the 911 board: Andy Carlton, Bryan Cathey, and John Vickers. Resolutions Fairground bleachers repaired – Commission approved budgeting $15,325 from insurance payments to replace six sets of fairground bleachers damaged by a storm April 25, 2011. Archivist honored – Officials honored Emily B. Walker, who served as county archivist 15 years






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to approve the 25-cent increase. “We have to treat it like a business.� Garner said school cafeterias are considered non-profit, but the government expects them to keep a three-month operating budget. Pate believes concerns about the vegetable subgroups and other requirements will likely “shake out� by the time the district would need to issue another increase. The board voted for the increase 6-0. Sara Meals was absent. “I look for your support in the PR department,� Garner said. She is taking her cooks to Memphis for culinary training in July.

5)&(3&&/)03/&5 #"55-&4)*1 ,6/('61"/%" before retiring recently. The commission formally named the county archives the “Emily V. Walker Archives.� Emergency equipment upgrade – The county will use a Tenn. Dept. of Homeland Security grant for $81,489.03 to upgrade the communication console at the county Emergency Management office, and to purchase equipment for district teams in the county. Humboldt court expenses – Commission approved spending nearly $11,000 above budget to cover additional costs for jury and witness fees and criminal trial expenses. Litter collection – The Sheriff Dept. will apply for an annual litter-trash collection grant from TDOT.


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The Son Shiners will entertain at the Humboldt Music Club meeting Thursday, May 17. The public is invited to attend the meeting at First Baptist Fellowship Hall.

Club meeting features local group choir, which includes several music club members. Attendees will hear familiar, vintage popular tunes such as , “At the Hop” (Hallelujah Hop), “Louie, Louie” (Pharaoh, Pharaoh), and “Elvira” (Elijah). These are just a few of the

YARD OF THE MONTH -Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Adams are the May recipients of the Gibson Garden Club Yard of the Month award. Janice Adams stands on the lawn of the home with an inviting front porch complete with white wicker rocking chairs, Boston ferns and an American flag is surrounded by beautiful shade trees. The neatly manicured lawn has several points of interest, including a variety of blooming lilies, azaleas, and boxwood. Runner-up was the Huggins family of 515 Parker Street. Their attractive home features an abundance of plants including ferns, cala lilies, azaleas, hosta, and ivy.

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tunes, but the words will be a little different. The program is entitled “Your Hit Parody”.The club can always count on Kevin to come up with something unique and entertaining. Everyone is invited to attend, so come on out to First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7 p.m. and be entertained. Prior to the program, there will be a short business meeting for all club members at 6:30. Members are urged to be present.

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Macons to mark 50th Benny and Rosell Macon of Gadsden, Tenn. will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 18. They will be honored at a reception on Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mt. Olive Assembly of God Church in Gadsden. The couple met in 1960 and were married May 18th, 1962 in Gadsden. They have two sons: Larry Macon and wife Lisa of

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Gadsden and Jason Macon of Humboldt. They have four grandchildren: Danielle and Autumn Macon of Gadsden, Clint Macon of Gibson and Kerissa Macon of Gadsden. Benny retired from Dana Corp. in 2000 after 28 years of service as an engineer. Rosell is a homemaker. All friends and family are invited. Please come celebrate with us.

DONATION - Global Holy Ghost Movement Inc., donates 15 necessity gift bags to the Humboldt Nursing Home & Rehabilitaion Center, as a results of last weekend fundraising event at the Humboldt National Guard Armory. Accepting the gifts is activities director Cassie Parker (center). The organizers are asking that everyone help to show love to the elderly. Anyone who would like to help visit 10 or 15 minutes with a senior, call Meshech at 731-4876102 or send necessities or gifts to Global Holy Ghost Movement, Inc. PO Box 747, Humboldt, TN 38343

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It’s that time again folks. The Humboldt Music Club program chairman for this quarter, Kevin Hamilton, has put together a May program attendees are sure to enjoy. Hamilton’s program will feature the Son Shiners



LIONS HOST CHAMBER EXECUTIVE Medina Lions Club held their regular meeting on Thursday, May 10, at the civic center. Shelby Kee, executive director of the Greater Gibson County Chamber of Commerce, was the guest speaker. Kee shared with the club the many ongoing events that the chamber offers to members like networking breakfast, lunches with guest speakers on business, ribbon cutting for new businesses, and how the chamber helps in recruiting new businesses in the communities. With Kee is Lion Steve Murphy, program chair.

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Concord-Moore’s Chapel FCE Club met Monday, April 16, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Moore’s Chapel Community Center. The programs were given first. Jan Burks presented recycling items to be used in gardens and showed items she had created such as labels for plants using coat hangers and can lids with beads, spare earrings, etc.; using chandelier or Christmas light bulbs and adding eyes and wire to make insects, and using candleholders, cups, saucers, and bottles to make garden stakes. All of these add interest to one’s garden. Ruth Etheridge demonstrated how to use chandelier globes, old saucers, votives, candleholders, bowls, and flowerpots glued together to make birdfeeders or decorative pieces for the home. Sandra Newman then called the meeting to order. Peggy Bell gave the devotional based on Phillippians 4:6, about not worrying and letting God “take the reins.” She then led the group in prayer. Patsy Scott led the group in singing Zip-A-DeeDoo-Dah. Members then pledged allegiance to the flag. Members answered the roll call by telling their favorite season. Those present were Peggy Bell, Debbie Brown, Joyce Brown, Jan Burks, Peggy Davis, Pat Eddlemon, Ruth Ethridge, Teresa McConnell, Patsy Scott, Pat Ward, Joyce Chester, Debbie White, and Sandra Newman. Sandra then read the poem “Mind” by James Allen. Pat Eddlemon reported that cookbooks would be available in a couple of weeks. “Tastes from Gibson County” has 113 pages and features a picture of Gibson County courthouse on the front. The books will be available for sale. It was announced that the spring rally on April 3 featured a good speaker, Ken White, who talked about the Civil War. Several members of the club received awards for community service hours they contribute each year: Teresa McConnell, Janice Gibson, Joyce Brown, Sandra Newman, Ruth Ethridge, Debbie White, Patsy Scott, Peggy Bell, Joyce Chester, and Regina Burch. The club received a Certificate of Achievement for earning the Master Club award. Jan Burks reported that the Gibson County Fair theme this year is “A Red, White, and Blue AFair and is a tribute to our veterans. They are looking into adding new categories for participants to enter. Demonstrations such as quilting will be held in the pageant area after Tuesday evening. Sandra Newman and Dorothy Farner are chairpersons for this event. The next meeting is May 21 at 7 p.m.

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WTSD provides: •Daily Audiological Services to WTSD students. •Student Services Department provides complete audiological testing services to children from birth to 5 years of age.

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A referral is not necessary to receive these services. Two on-site audiologists provide services including auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing, diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid and classroom amplification analysis and fitting, educational consultative services, and family intervention services for newly identified infants and children with hearing-impairments.

An Individual Education Plan is developed for each student enrolled at WTSD. Total communication is used throughout our program by all staff members. Small class sizes and individualized programs aid in the success of our students. Continuous collaboration between teachers, speech patholoists, and audiologists provides optimal information for instructional programming.

The West Tennessee School for the Deaf provides instructional programs for hearing impaired children ranging in age from two to thirteen. Our curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of our students by emphasizing language development, speech and listening skills. Students also receive instruction in physical education, computer technology and art. All classroom teachers follow the Tennessee Curriculum Standards set forth by the Tennessee Department of Education.

About Friends of WTSD Friends of West Tennessee School for the Deaf is a non-profit organization that was established in 1998 for the sole purpose of raising funds to help support special programs and special projects at the West Tennessee School for the Deaf. We formally received our 501(c)(3) status in January of 2000 and we abide by the rules and regulaions stated in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Since January 2000, we have raised approximately $35,000 to help with special needs at WTSD. Programs or projects we have funded are listed below. If you are interested in donating money to Friends of WTSD, please contact Joy Weiss at (731) 423-5705 during school hours for more information. All donations are tax-deductible. Jerry’s Kids Jump Rope for Heart Program Student of the Month Student Honor Roll WTSD’s Art Program Times for Charity Field Day Built a playground for our preschool students Graduation Summer Language Camps Writing Workshops Summer School

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PRAYER BREAKFAST - Former Humboldtan, Dr. John Barker, was the keynote speaker at this year’s Strawberry Festival Prayer Breakfast. Barker added humor to his message last week at the HGH Conference Center. Barker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Barker.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Ann Bell, 67, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in the chapel of ReplogleLawrence Funeral Home in Medina with Rev. Bill Aston officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Bell died Monday, May 7, 2012 at Humboldt General Hospital. She was born in Madison County, Tenn. to the late John Edmond Wray and Lillie Mae Stills Wray. She graduated from Humboldt High School and was married to Donald Wayne Bell Sr., who preceded her in death in 2008. Mrs. Bell was a homemaker and a member of Hillside Bible Baptist Church. Surviving are her son, Donald Wayne Bell Jr. and wife CeLinda of Milan, Tenn.; her daughter, Barbara Buffaloe of Humboldt, Tenn.; her sister, Brenda Hart and husband Clyde of Reagan, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren.

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Mr. James Franklin Turner, 77 of Gibson, Tenn., passed away Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Humboldt General Hospital. Memorial services were conducted on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Dilday – Carter Funeral Home in Huntingdon, Tenn. Mr. Turner was born November 4, 1934 in Gibson County, Tenn. to the late Arnett Turner and Phenoy Roach Turner. He was a retired Vietnam veteran having served in the Air Force for 20 years as an electrical instructor and a retired judge for the town of Gibson for 16 years. He was preceded in death by a sister and seven brothers. Mr. Turner is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anna Faye Turner; a son, Bobby Turner (Teresa) of Bradford, Tenn.; and a daughter, Sandra Hearod (Raymond) of Martin, Tenn. He also leaves four grandchildren, Travis, Joey, Kimberly and Kristina; three great-grandchildren, Emily, Nathan and Kayson.

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POTEETES GATHER - Several of Coach Jim Poteete’s family members joined him at the Hall of Fame induction. Among them are (front, from left) Emma and Bonnie Scarbrough, (middle row, from left) Zack Scarbrough, Beth Poteete, Jim and Mary Lee Poteete and Troye Scarbrough, (back, from left) Mike and Steve Poteete and Beth Scarbrough. Not pictured are Janet and Kayla Tinnon, and Matt, Nolan and Greg Poteete.

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FARMER HONORED - Farmer family members on hand for the Hall of Fame induction include son Calvin Tyrone and Jane Farmer, the honoree Calvin and wife Ollie Farmer, daughter Berneta Miles and granddaughter Dedra Williams.

Humboldt’s Hall of Fame inducts 3 noteworthy men Calvin Farmer, Roy Hunt, Coach Jim Poteete honored BY APRIL G. JACKSON The sixth annual Humboldt Hall of Fame welcomed the largest crowd ever to the reception and induction last Thursday night. Honorees Calvin Farmer, E.L. ‘Roy’ Hunt and Jim Poteete were joined by numerous friends and family members for the event. Gil Fletcher made the presentations. Farmer, a man of many talents, was Humboldt’s first black alderman, elected in 1971 and serving through 1983. He also served 12 years on the school board and 20 on the planning commission. Along with his many civic duties, honors and awards, it was noted he is a builder of relations and he helped build the road to school integration in Humboldt. Farmer thanked those who came to the Hall of Fame event and remembered many who have passed on. Many inspired him and actually pushed him into service,

he said. “I didn’t want to be an alderman! I told Rev. J.T. Freeman I didn’t want to, but he saw in me things I did not see.” Also in his construction work through the years, many good men saw his worth and pushed him along, Farmer said. Farmer also noted how the most tense discourses and discussions in those earlier days always ended with a handshake before the meeting’s end. And he noted all those in office should be sure to represent all the citizens of Humboldt, not just their area. E.L. ‘Roy’ Hunt grew up in Humboldt and early developed an intense interest in the visual arts, art education and music. His career has taken him to Florida where his specialty is historic trust and preservation, having served under several secretaries of state there. He edited and wrote “The Historic Preservation of Florida” and has won numerous awards.

“Home is the only place to hang your childhood,” said Hunt, quoting Tennessee Williams. And he was home at First United Methodist Church Thursday night, noting it was the church of his childhood. He recalled the wonderful days of his youth, when he and friends took Latin in school so they could attend the annual Roman Banquet. “That introduced the country boy to the arts,” he said. He has enjoyed the great fortune of seeing places such as Antarctica, the Easter Islands and Mt. Everest. Yet he noted he remembers certain gullies in Humboldt he thought as big as Mt. Everest when he was a child. Jim Poteete’s love of sports and people earned him a Hall of Fame membership. A Jackson native, he excelled in three sports before going on to Mississippi State were he played football and received his degree before being drafted by

the Philadelphia Eagles. A knee injury stopped his professional career but he went on to become a trusted and respected coach and mentor to hundreds of Humboldt students. His motto of “Do right!” on and off the playing field has stayed with him. He was the West Tenn. Coach of the Year three times and in 15 seasons of football, had only one losing season. “In trying times, keep trying,” is among his lessons to youth. Poteete told the crowd he always wanted to be behind the pulpit. He moved to Humboldt 43 years ago when all the other coaches were saying, “Don’t go. You can’t get along with those people!” As the laughter subsided he noted Humboldt has been really good for him and his family, including the ‘king pin’, his wife of more than 50 years, Mary Lee. He noted the early days of his coaching career including a move that put the couple in an old house

where every room was painted purple. He tried to install an air conditioner and it fell out, carrying the whole wall with it. Mary Lee cried and Coach Poteete

said he didn’t blame her. He thanked the crowd and said he didn’t feel deserving to be in the company with the other two honorees. “I am grateful,” he said.

HUNT HONORED - E.L. ‘Roy’ Hunt is joined by his sister, Jane Hunt McLin as he was honored at the Humboldt Hall of Fame induction last week.

Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Humboldt and its director, Andrea Stewart, enjoyed marching along the parade route this year.

Gibson County High School won first in Class AAAA Friday and 1st place in auxiliary.

The float carrying the festival hostess princesses of years past was very popular along the parade route. So many lovely faces, it required two shots to capture all the beauty!

Gibson County High School (above and below) took home the Strawberry Cup for Class AAA/AAAA this year. They won 1st in their class, 1st in percussion, 2nd in drum major and 1st in auxiliary. The Humboldt High School Class of 1972 enjoyed a reunion and a parade ride.

Humboldt Golf and Country Club’s Ladies Golf League marched and rode through the Grand Floats Parade Friday.

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New territorial royalties chosen to reign in 2013

TERRITORIAL ROYALTY – Ashleigh Douglas was crowned as the 2013 Territorial Queen this past Saturday night and will reign over the 76th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. Her court includes (from left) 3rd Maid Mallory Dunavan, 1st Maid Mary Elizabeth Williams, (Douglas), 2nd Maid Madison Dowdy and 4th Maid Claire McConnel.

REACTION - The expression says it all as Ashleigh Douglas (left) was announced as the new Strawberry Festival Territorial Queen Saturday night.

JUNIOR MISS TERRITORIAL - The Junior Miss Territorial queen and court for the 76th West Tennessee Strawberry Festival were announced Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The Queen is Avery Grace Newsom of Martin, the daughter of Mike and Annette Newsom. The 1st maid is Haley Hayman of Jackson, the daughter of Brent and Ginger Hayman. The 2nd maid is Meghan Poore of Medina, the daughter of Tammy Poor and the late David Poore. The 3rd maid is Bryanna Williams of Union City, the daughter of Tracy Boucher and Brian Williams. The 4th maid is Jocelyn Bedwell of McKenzie, the daughter of Tisha Balten.

CROWNING MOMENT- 2012 Territorial Queen Cassidy Sheppard was on hand to crown her successor, Ashleigh Douglas, as the 2013 Territorial Queen.

LITTE MISS TERRITORIAL - Little Miss Territorial winners for the 76th West Tennessee Strawberry Festival were crowned Thursday at 4 p.m. The Queen is Paris Shay Schoeberl of Paris, the daughter of Mitzi Schoeberl. The 1st maid is Lindsey Grace Sanders of Huntingdon, the daughter of John and Kim Sanders. The 2nd maid is Alajah Gilbert of McKenzie, the daughter of Laskanda Williams and Eddie Gilbert. The 3rd maid is Kiersten Kiddy of Adamsville, the daughter of Wes and Toni Kiddy. The 4th maid is Mary Margaret Countess of Brighton, daughter of Craig and Hollie Countess.

MISS TEEN TERRITORIAL - The Miss Teen Territorial for the 76th West Tennessee Strawberry Festival winners are as follows. The Queen is Kaylee Prescott of Maury City, the daughter of Brenda and Billy Prescott. The 1st maid is Heidi Elizabeth Craddock of Martin, the daughter of Derrick and Kimberly Craddock. The 2nd maid is Morgan Martin of Bradford, the daughter of Wendy Richardson and the late Sam Martin. The 3rd maid is Bailey Carmack of Jackson, the daughter of Chad and Tina Perkins and Kyle and Ashley Carmack. The 4th maid is Hannah Blackwell of McKenzie, the daughter of Marsha Blackwell.

2012 Pet Parade draws dog lovers to Viking Park

GRAND CHAMPION –Magan and Madison Cobb with Sadie won the championship. They are joined by Hannah Isbell (right). Winning 2nd is Skippy with Preston Williams (left). Winning 3rd is Lilly with Stephanie Middleton (second from left).

PRETTIEST DOG, ADULT - Josh Mullins’ Vada (left) won 1st in prettiest pooch, Margaret and Dakota Pennington’s London won 2nd and Melody Clifton’s Nissa won 3rd.

BEST TRICK ADULT – Vada with owner Josh Mullins won 1st (center), Max with owner Jackie Patterson won 2nd (left) and Major with owner Sam Sampson won 3rd (right).

JR. BEST TRICK – 1st is Dylan with owner Sarah Foust, 2nd is Sadie with owners (from left) Madison and Magan Cobb. Sadie also won 1st in Jr. Best of Division.

BEST COSTUME ADULT – Winning 1st is all American Major, owned by Linda and Sam Sampson.

CUTEST TAIL WAG ADULT – Winning 1st for the cutest tail wag is Max with owner Jackie Patterson (left), 2nd is London with owners Margaret and Dakota Pennington and 3rd is Harvey with owner Danielle Flanagan.

JR. TAIL WAG Preston Williams’ dog Skippy won best tail wag in the Jr. Division. Skippy also won 2nd in Jr. Best of Division. BEST OF DIVISION ADULT – Winning 1st is London with Margaret and Dakota Pennington (left) and winning 2nd is Lilly with Stephanie Middleton. London aslo won 3rd in best costume and Lilly won 2nd in best costume.

JR. PRETTIEST DOG – 1st is Harley Foust with Bella (left), 2nd is Sarah Foust with Dylan (right) and 3rd is Magan and Madison Cobb with Sadie (center).




Off To The Races Nearly 200 runners and walkers participated in this year’s West Tennessee Strawberry Festival 5K-10K Run at Bailey Park.

Flippin wins Strawberry Festival women’s 10k run BY BARRY DELOACH It was a cool, cloudy day this past Saturday as the 75th WTSF 5K10K Run took place. It was also a perfect day for running and almost a perfect race for Humboldt’s Guinda Flippin. Flippin recorded her best time ever in a 10k with a 46:14 at the young age of 49. Joshua Holmes was the men’s 10k winner. Holmes is a 34-yearold Jacksonian and also had a career best time of 43:11 in a 10k run. The speedsters came in the 5k with Bolivar’s Shayne Fawcett crossing the finishing line before anyone else with 17:16 on the clock. In true sportsmanship, Fawcett turned around and went back out on the route to run with his son, who was also running in the race. Union University sophomore, Ashlee Stewart had a great time as well at 19:39 to win the women’s 5k. Stewart was the fourth runner to cross the line and beat a whole bunch of her male counterparts. Over 194 runners and walkers participated in the run-walk on Saturday as it was like a family reunion. Many runners came in

from out of town to visit mom and dad, and took in the race as well. There were generational runners

on hand as well. The Wallace family from Bradford participated. Grandpa Gary, who works for a

Humboldt automotive dealership here in Humboldt, ran with his son, Eric and his 12-year-old


RACE WINNERS - Winners of the 75th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival 5K-10K Run are (from left) women’s 5k Ashlee Stewart, men’s 5k Shayne Fawcett, men’s 10k Joshua Homes, and women’s 10k Guinda Flippin.

grandson, Noah. Noah crossed the line in front of dad and grandpa. There were former WTSF hostess princesses running in the race as Rachel DeBerry was back home from Chattanooga and ran with her sister Chelsea Caraway. Both were former Hostess Princesses. Their cousin, Sarah Havner, a former Territorial Queen, was also not far behind as she too participated in the 5k run. Former Humboldtian, Dylan Graves, came in from Omaha, Neb. to take part in the race. Graves left Omaha in such a hurry that he forgot to pack his running shoes and he took on the course barefoot. Graves had a decent time, crossing the finish line with no apparent cuts or bruises on his feet. There were husband and wife teams that ran together. Sisterin-law’s crossed the finish line together as well as moms and their children. Kim Hunley and the Zumba class had several walkers and runners in the race. It was a great atmosphere of people encouraging others as they crossed the finish line of the race.

BBQ Cookoff draws record number of teams, large crowd

BEST CHICKEN - The cooking team of Shade Tree Smokers took home the trophy for best chicken. Team members are (front) Dawson Price; (back row from left) Bob Price, David Ross, David Wells, Joey Murray and David Hamblin.

BEST SAUCE - Bubba’s BBQ was named winner for best sauce druing the Strawberry Festival BBQ Cookoff. Displaying their trophies are (from left) Mark Baker, Bill Hill, Brazton Hill and Milton phillips.

photos by DANNY WADE

GRAND CHAMPION - John Byrd, of the father/son team of Two Little Pigs, displays his O’Rielly Auto Parts Grand Champion trophy for this year’s Strawberry Festival BBQ Cookoff. Two Little Pigs also placed first in ribs and third in chicken. ANYTHING BUT - Bank of Humboldt’s Skint Back Ribs took home the trophy for the anything but category. Team members are (from left) Kevin Scates, Robin Summers and Chris Dawson.

BANCORPSOUTH - Even though the BancorpSouth cooking team did not compete in the BBQ Cookoff contest, they still had their cooker on site at Viking Park and whipped up some mighty tasty treats on the grill.

2012 WTSF BBQ Cookoff Winners by category Ribs 1st - Two Little Pigs 2nd - Big Bubba’s BBQ 3rd - Harley’s Hawg Smokers 4th - G-Cue President’s Choice Mule Skinners Anything But 1st - Skint Back Ribs 2nd - Big Bubba’s BBQ 3rd - Big Johns BBQ 4th - Bubba’s BBQ President’s Choice Just a Little Smoke

BEST SHOULDER - Counter Solutions team of Mike Yates (left), Randall Bell (right) and Jackson Bell were judged as having the best shoulder during the cookoff.

Shoulder 1st - Counter Solutions 2nd - Big Bubba’s BBQ 3rd - Saturday Night Special 4th - Greasy Buns Chicken 1st - Shade Tree Smokers 2nd - Smokey Bottom Boys 3rd - Two Little Pigs 4th - Sunday Grillers Sauce 1st - Bubba’s BBQ 2nd - Big Bubba’s BBQ 3rd - SAL Collers 4th - G-Cue

HAWG WILD - The cooking team of Hawg Wild may not have won the big trophies at the BBQ Cookoff but they still enjoyed the festivites and excitement of the night.

EDUCATION Page 2B Humboldt Chronicle, Wednesday, May 16, 2012

UT Martin among safest 4-year public institutions The University of Tennessee at Martin is among the safest of the four-year public institutions in Tennessee in the most recent statewide crime statistics released for reported crimes. According to crime statistics for 2011 released this week by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, UT Martin was the safest in the more serious crimes per 1,000 campus population and second safest in the lesser offenses per 1,000. Additionally, for more serious crimes and lesser offenses that are committed, the UT Martin Department of Public Safety has the best clearance rates for cases

solved. “Campus safety continues to be an important priority for us, so we are pleased to see the results from this report,” said UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes. “We hope the recent replacement of our old campus lighting with brighter lamps, covering more areas of campus, will further increase safety for our students.” The statistics released also reported that UT Martin had the least number of reported offenses among four-year Tennessee Board of Regents and UT institutions. “The statistics show once again that UT Martin is among the safest universities in the state and

also the Southeast,” said Scott Robbins, UT Martin director of public safety. “The improvements made in video surveillance systems around campus did help with our improved clearance rate numbers, but the main reason for those numbers is the fact that the people that attend and work here at UT Martin have a genuine concern for the welfare of one another and do not hesitate to get involved and sound the alarm when they see suspicious activity.” During the last decade, the UT Martin crime rate has consistently been lower than the national and statewide averages for college campuses.

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SOUTH GIBSON CO. DONATION - Andrew Melton, assistant vice president of Farm Credit; (from left) Chris Finan, financial services officer of Farm Credit proudly presents a donation to Ryan Inman, South Gibson County High School Ag instructor; and FFA students Chris Putt, and Jordan Reeder for SGCHS’s FFA program. The donation will go toward the cost of the TN FFA Leadership Camp.

Farm Credit makes donation to South Gibson Co. FFA The Three Way, Tenn. Farm Credit donated $500 toward the South Gibson County High School Chapter of the FFA to go toward cost of the TN FFA Leadership Camp. This enabled many more students to participate by cutting cost for each student. The students were very excited to learn Farm Credit wanted to help them be able to attend this camp and expand their leadership qualities. Andrew Melton, assistant vice president of

Farm Credit and Chris Finan, financial services officer of Farm Credit are pleased to make the donation. TN FFA Leadership Camp is a week-long leadership camp held at Camp Clements on the banks of the Caney Fork River in Van Buren County. Camp provides FFA members from across the state to broaden their leadership capabilities while still having time for fun, fellowship and meet FFA members from across the State. While

at camp, members will enjoy leadership classes, recreational activities, friendly contests and will recognize the outstanding members during the awards session at the end of the week. Camp Clements is the oldest FFA Leadership Camp in the nation. “By South Gibson County High School FFA members attending this camp, they will be able to bring back essential leadership qualities to the FFA members at SGC,” said Inman.

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Humboldt High School’s Miranda Maples was recently elected Tennessee SkillsUSA State Secretary. She is an officer in HHS’s SkillsUSA club where Tommy Bland is sponsor.

SENIORS TAKE CELEBRATORY WALK The University of Tennessee at Martin recently celebrated the accomplishments of its graduates at the Senior Walk event, hosted in the quad on campus. More than 600 graduates took the opportunity to say goodbye to classmates, faculty and staff. Kiara Champion, of Humboldt, was among those who participated in the walk. Champion is an information systems major.

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Humboldt Chronicle, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Page 3B

Recipe Contest winners

photos by DANNY WADE

PAST PRESIDENT’S AWARD - Past President Jennifer Wilson (right) judged the Past President’s Award during the Recipe Contest selecting Debra Williams’ Strawberry Salad as the award recipient.

MARY MATHEWS AWARD - The delectable Mandarin Orange Strawberry Cake baked by Jonnie Petty (right) was Mary Mathews’ top choice at the 2012 Recipe Contest.

MEN’S CHOICE - The Men’s category was a first for the Recipe Contest. Brent Simpson’s Open Heart Strawberry took home top honors. Recipe Contest chair, Debbie Brasfield, presents the gift basket.

Cakes 1st – Teresa Wade 2nd – Amy Weal 3rd – Sarah Havner

Pies 1st – Jonnie Petty 2nd – Teresa Wade 3rd – Kay Jeffers

Miscellaneous 1st – Susan Luckey 2nd – Angela Wilhaucks 3rd – Jean Cook

Salads 1st – Kay Jeffers 2nd – Linda Johnson

Kids 1st – Annie Short 2nd – Ashlie McCall

More Strawberry Festival Recipe Contest winners’ pictures on page 8B

Gadsden by Barbara Froio

Vicky Mayo has returned to Wimberley, Tex. after visiting with relatives, Pat and Rick Smith, Jerry and Charles Ellis, and with yours truly. Vicky also participated in the Strawberry Festival parade representing her graduation class of 1975. Congratulations to Ben and Rosell Macon who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at Mt. Olive Church on May 20. Happy birthday wishes

goes to Kay Bolton Doss. Kay will be celebrating her birthday on May 19 and we hope it’s a great day. My daughter, Ann Gappa and husband John, treated me to dinner at China Pan for Mother’s Day. Hope all of you mothers out there had a great day and every day hereafter.

Gibson by Mary Ruth Atkins & Barbara Morris

My great-granddaughter, Brigham Short, graduated from USJ Saturday and

will go to Ole Miss this fall. My great-grandson, Hudson Atkins II, graduated from Rawlins College in South Florida. His dad, Hudson, wanted so to live to see him graduate. While taking chemo, he ask his doctor if their was any where they could send him to help him so he could see his son graduate from college, but he did not make it. Louise Prince’s sister, Maxine, and her daughter and granddaughter spent a few days with her this past week. I’m so sorry to hear that Martha Stills and Ellen Tucker are among those not feeling well this week.

FCE Club holds May meeting Tommie Vaughn hosted the May Edison FCE Club meeting at her home in Milan on May 8, 2012. President Gurton opened the meeting with a welcome to members present and guests, agent Barbara Berry and Steve Smith and wife with “Touching Hearts at Home.� For the devotion, Marie read a poem on why mothers don’t want dogs. She then led the club in singing the well-known tribute to mothers called “Mother.� Members were to bring a photo of themselves when they were younger and see if others could match up the right ones. Seems as though Tommie still looks much like when younger. Peggy led the pledge to the flag and presented the minutes of the last meeting, graciously read by Tommie, due to Peg’s eye problems. They were read, approved and filed of record along with Mary Chambers’ treasury report. Money was sent to Gibson County Memorial Library in memory of Robert Sammons. Marie handed out the FCE Council cookbooks. Marie, Tommie, Shirley and Peggy have so far sold 50. If you are interested in one or more of these books, for yourself or to sell, contact Barbara Berry at the Agri Plex in Trenton. I have personally been pleasantly surprised in the sales as I was a pessimist on another cookbook but this is an especially nice book with “good ole southern recipes� by locals. I took one to work as a gift and sold four more that day. Lots of thanks to all those who put it together, along with our agent. This is a reminder that volunteer hours are due **TOP QUALITY WORK & AFFORDABLE SOULTIONS**


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in by May 15, to Shirley Hill, 130 McMurry Road, Trenton, Tenn. Remember all volunteer hours include visiting the homebound, nursing home, hospitals, etc. Include time spent traveling to and from. I am proud of our few but hard workers at the hospital and most also members of the FCE Council in Trenton. Two of us put in over 1,000 hours last year at the hospital and our home visits. June 5 will be the next FCE Council meeting at the Agri-Plex with the style show and culinary arts. If you have any entries be sure and let your local presidents know and check who has registration and sign ins.

The next Edison Club meeting will be on June 17 at the home of Dorothy Sammons. Check with your president to be sure of any last minute changes. For roll call, name a favorite June activity. Last but not least, Joan and Steve Smith with “Touching Hearts at Home� passed out brochures and told the club about their organization on independent home living and gave some very good advice on companionship, caregiving and homemaking for a new approach to caring for yourself and others in their own homes if possible. Tommie Vaughn led the club in the club collect.

by Donna Seymour

This was another great and spectacular week of Strawberry Festival activities! Each year seems bigger and better! A salute to the chairpersons and other organizers! “A Mother’s Love� was the subject used by Pastor Q. Brabham at the Sunday morning worship hour from I King 3:16-28. He admonished mothers to bring their children close enough to love and cherish, but distant enough to be disciplined, real love knows how to discipline. He compared a mother’s love as being symbolic of God’s love: unconditional and self-sustaining. The anniversary celebration for Pastor Q. Brabham and the first family will climax on Sunday, May 20. Pastor Earl Wade will be the morning speaker and Pastor Daniel Donaldson and his congregation will be the 2 p.m. guests. The public is welcome. Later, on May 20, at 6 p.m., the annual Baccalaureate service for the HHS graduates will be held at Morning Star MBC. Dr. David Willis will be the

speaker. Congratulations to college graduates, Jamaal Boykin and Charlencia Taylor! Happy birthday wishes go to Donna Adams Hardimon and Ruthie Gooch Patterson (May 14).

Senior Citizens Center

by Jean Winbush

I hope everyone enjoyed the Strawberry Festival and all the activities. Seniors were treated to strawberry shortcake on Tuesday at the center. On Friday, May 18, two vans of seniors will be going to McKenzie Flea Market and later enjoying lunch at Hig’s Restaurant. Barbara Berry with UT AG Extension office will be here on May 24 at 11 a.m. sharing another healthy recipe with the seniors. Our fall trip is to Cape Cod October 6 - 14. The package includes eight nights lodging, 14 meals, visit seaside towns of Hyannis and Sandwich, tour of Outer Cape including Provincetown and Chatham, visit JFK Museum, Martha’s Vineyards, Foxwoods Casino, Eastham Windmill and much more. If you have signed up to go on this trip,

we need your deposits made and full balance is due by June 30. Call the center at 784-1137 or 784-1149 for more information. Zumba classes are at 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Exercise classes with Vickie Sorrell are every other Wednesday at 1 p.m. We have Spanish class on Mondays at 10 a.m. and several seniors are participating in and enjoying the class. Our congregate meals are served each day at noon and if you’re interested in having lunch, we ask that you sign up a day in advance. You may contact Becky Simmons, our nutrition coordinator here at the center for more information on our meal program. David Smith, the singing fireman, will be here on May 31 at 11 a.m. and adda-dish will be at noon so bring a dish and come enjoy lots of good singing, food and fellowship. The center will be closed on May 28 for Memorial Day. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. We invite you to visit the center and join in all the activities. There are no membership dues to join the center, but we do encourage donations.

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NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY In obedience to a Consent Order entered on March 7, 2012, in the Chancery Court of the Twenty-Eighth Judicial District of Gibson County, Tennessee at Humboldt in Re: LPS REAL ESTATE AND DEVEOPMENT COMPANY, LLC VS. JAMES D. JOHNSON and SHERRY JOHNSON: H 5711, I will on: TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. On the property location of 2571 N. 9th Avenue, Humboldt, Tennessee 38343, sell to the highest and best bidder the following described property commonly known as 2571 N. 9th Avenue, Humboldt, Tennessee 38343. Lying and being in the 3rd Civil District of Gibson County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a point in the west margin of 9th Avenue which point is the southeast corner of Jim Johnson and the northeast corner of the herein described tract; thence, from the point of beginning and with the west margin of 9th Avenue, South 04 degrees 54 minutes 36 seconds West 165.00 feet to the northeast corner of City of Humboldt; thence with the north line of City of Humboldt, North 85 degrees 05 minutes 24 seconds west 630.46 feet to the southwest corner of the herein described tract; thence, North 23 degrees 57 minutes 30 seconds West 21.16 feet to the southwest corner of Jim Johnson; thence, with lines of Johnson, the following calls: North 66 degrees 02 minutes 30 seconds East 303.38 feet; South 85 degrees 05 minutes 24 seconds East 375.00 feet to the point of beginning. There is an easement lying across the south side of the above-described tract, said easement being of record in ORBV 427, page 117, ROGCT, granted to Gibson County Railroad Authority by Easement Deed November 22, 1993, to-wit: Beginning at a point in the west margin of 9th Avenue which point is the northeast corner of City of Humboldt and the southeast corner of the above described tract; thence from the point of beginning and with the north line of City of Humboldt, North 85 degrees 05 minutes 24 seconds West 630.46 feet to a point; thence, North 23 degrees 57 minutes 30 seconds West 26.40 feet to a point; thence around a curve to the right in an easterly direction with a radius of 488.34 feet a distance of 90.65 feet to a point; thence, South 85 degrees 05 minutes 24 seconds East 77.00 feet to a point; thence, around a curve to the right in a easterly direction having a radius of 488.34 feet a distance of 49.77 feet to a point; thence, around a curve to the left in an easterly direction having a radius of 468.34 feet a distance of 47.74 feet to a point; thence, South 85 degrees 05 minutes 24 seconds East 260.66 feet to a point; thence, North 87 degrees 49 minutes 18 seconds East 115.75 feet to a point; thence with the West margin of 9th Avenue, South 04 degrees 54 minutes 36 seconds West 35.00 feet to the point of beginning. Said description as taken from survey made by Reasons Engineering & Associates, Inc., RLS No. 508, 3825 East End Drive, Humboldt, TN dated December 26, 1996. Map 165, Parcel 025.09 TERMS OF SALE: Sale will be for cash to the highest and best bidder. The Clerk will sell according to the Rules of Chancery to be announced at the sale. IT IS ORDERED that this NOTICE be published for (3) consecutive weeks in THE CHRONICLE, a weekly newspaper in Humboldt, Tennessee. This the 9th day of April, 2012. /s/ Amanda Brown, Clerk & Master Special Commissioner; 731-784-9551 Mr.Jay Dustin King Attorney for Charles Lepinskl 2790-A N. Highland Ave. Jackson, Tennessee 38305 731-664-6864 Mr. Sam Watridge Attorney for James D. Johnson & Sherry Johnson 1215 Main Street Humboldt, Tennessee 38343 731-784-6560

DEADLINE 5 P.M. FRIDAY FOR ADS & NEWS TRUSTEE SALES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Note and Deed of Trust executed on November 30, 2007, by Adam King to Donald K. Holsinger, Jr., Trustee, as Deed of Trust appears of record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee, under Book 919, Page 1650; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. and WHEREAS, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., the holder of said Note and Deed of Trust, (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holderâ&#x20AC;?), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, May 31, 2012, commencing at 12:00 pm at the South Door of the Gibson County Courthouse location in Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Gibson County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING Lot number Fifty-one (51), Phase I, Section 3, Summerfield, Subdivision, a plat of which appears of record in Plat Cabinet D, Slide 8, in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson, County Tennessee, reference to which is hereby made for a more complete description. Being the same real estate conveyed to the grantor in Deed Book 919 at page 1648, in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Madison County, Tennessee PROPERTY ADDRESS: 106 Augustus Cove, Humboldt, TN 38343 CURRENT OWNER(S): Adam King The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;as is, where is.â&#x20AC;? For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 67-11433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein referenced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-1-1433(c)(1). All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o CS11 Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, Georgia 30329 404-417-4040 File No.: 1142212 Web Site: Insertion Dates: 05/9/2012, 05/16/2012, 05/23/2012

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â&#x20AC;˘ MCLG - Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. â&#x20AC;˘ MCL - Maximum Contaminant Level, or the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect. â&#x20AC;˘ MRDL - Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for the control of microbial contaminants.

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â&#x20AC;˘ MRDLG: Maximum residual disinfectant level goal. The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. â&#x20AC;˘ AL - Action Level, or the concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. â&#x20AC;˘ Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) - explained as a relation to time and money as one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. â&#x20AC;˘ Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter - explained as a relation to time and money as one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000. â&#x20AC;˘ TT - Treatment Technique, or a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

Violation Yes/No

Level Found

Total Coliform Bacteria1



May, July 2011








Decay of asbestos cement water mains; erosion of natural deposits



0.0428 90th%





Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives








Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories



8 90th%




Nitrate (as Nitrogen)













TTHM (Total trihalomethanes)







By-product of drinking water chlorination

Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)







By-product of drinking water disinfection





Water additive used to control microbes.


see TRANSFERS page 7B

Range of Detections


Date of Sample

Unit Measurement



<2 positive samples


see BUILDING page 6B

NOTICES IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF GIBSON COUNTY AT HUMBOLDT NOTICE TO: KENNY RAY SANDERSON whose whereabouts are unknown You are hereby commanded to serve on Barbara Hobock, plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, whose address is, 1913 Main Street, Humboldt, TN 38343 an answer to the Complaint, which is sworn to and filed against you in the case of DEMETRIA JOY SANDERSON VS KENNY RAY SANDERSON, #H 5727 in the above Court, within thirty (30) days afer the last date of publicaiton hereof, or judgement by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. It is ordered that this Notice be published for four (4) consecutive weeks in The Chronicle, a weekly newspaper, in Humboldt, Tennessee. This the 16th day of April 2012. Angela Russom Deputy Clerk Chancery Court Barbara Hobock Attorney for PlaintiďŹ&#x20AC; 1913 Main Street Humboldt, TN 38343 731-784-2861 4-25; 5-2; 5-9; 5-16

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Likely Source of Contamination

Naturally present in the environment

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits

Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage, erosion of natural deposits

Erosion of natural deposits; used in water treatment

IRON: Iron occurs naturally in our raw water and occasionally accumulates in the distribution system. Iron shows up as â&#x20AC;&#x153;redâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;rustyâ&#x20AC;? water at your tap. Although you do not want to drink water that is not clear, iron is not considered to be a hazard to your health. The aesthetic limit for iron is 0.3 ppm. 1

In May and July 2011, one of ten routine samples tested positive for total coliform. Three repeat samples were collected and all were negative.

2 The laboratory did not meet the required detection liimit therefore the data does not necessarily reflect that the water is contaminated to a level approaching the MCL. 3

During the most recent round of Lead and Copper testing, 0 out of 20 households sampled contained concentrations exceeding the action level.

Page 6B Humboldt Chronicle, Wednesday, May 16, 2012



SATURDAY - May 19 - 10:00 AM : 16 Turkey Creek Rd., Medina, Tn 38355 From Hwy 45 in Milan or Jackson proceed to red light in Medina and turn onto 152 by Methodist church and proceed toward Humboldt. Sale is just off 152 on the left.

from page 5B Raymond Tollette, 18B Cades-Atwood Road, Milan Jack Joyner, 61 St. Rt.

186N, Humboldt Brent Baier, 217 Webb Road, Kenton Easy Living Homes, 285 Oliver Chapel Road,


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TRUSTEE SALES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Note and Deed of Trust executed on March 25, 2003, by Marvin Weddles and Linda F Weddles to Kevin Carter, Trustee, as Deed of Trust appears of record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee, under Book 757, Page 79; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to PNC Bank, National Association and WHEREAS, PNC Bank, National Association, the holder of said Note and Deed of Trust, (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holderâ&#x20AC;?), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, June 7, 2012, commencing at 12:00 pm at the South Door of the Gibson County Courthouse location in Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Gibson County, Tennessee, to wit: This is to certify that Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., R.L.S. #1999, has surveyed the following tract of land lying in the Thirteenth Civil District, Gibson County, Tennessee, and being a part of a larger tract of land belonging to Alfred Fitz (Deed Book 648, Page 527), and further described as follows: Beginning on an iron pin set in the East margin of Germantown road, which point is located North 16 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds WEST 450.00 feet from the original Southwest corner of Alfred Fitz and the Northwest corner of Curtis Baird (Deed Book 663,Page 80); Thence, from the point of beginning, and with the East margin of Germantown road, North 16 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds West 150.00 feet to an iron pin set at the Northwest corner of the herein described tract; Thence, on new lines through Alfred Fitz the following calls: South 88 degrees 41 minutes 19 seconds East 610.46 feet to an iron pin set; South 16 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds East 150.00 feet to an iron pin set; North 88 degrees 41 minutes 19 seconds West 610.46 feet to the point of beginning, containing 2.00 acres. Included, but excluded, in the above described tract is a high powered T.V.A. Power line easement which runs across the North side of the above described tract. Included with the above described tract is a 10 foot drainage easement which runs North from the North property line, along and under a small drainage ditch, to the outlet ditch. This being the same property conveyed to Marvin Weddles and Linda F. Weddles by Deed rerecord in Deed Book 757, Page 77, Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee PROPERTY ADDRESS: 54 Germantown Rd, Milan, TN 38358 CURRENT OWNER(S): Linda F Weddles The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;as is, where is.â&#x20AC;? For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 67-1-1433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein referenced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-11433(c)(1). All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee NATIONWIDE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. 400 Northridge Road Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 404-417-4040 File No.: 1185812 Web Site: Insertion Dates: 05/16/2012, 05/23/2012, 05/30/2012

Bid specifications can be picked up at the Humboldt Board of Education at 2602 Viking Drive, Humboldt, TN 38343. Bids should be submitted in a sealed envelope with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bidâ&#x20AC;? written on the outside of the envelope and addressed to: Humboldt City Schools, 2602 Viking Drive, Humboldt, TN 38343. The bid deadline is Thursday, May 31, 2012 by 10:00 a.m. The Humboldt City School System reserves the right to accept and/or reject any or all bids. INVITATION TO BID Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council (NWTEDC) Head Start/Early Head Start serving 13 counties in Northwest Tennessee (Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Obion, Tipton and Weakley) is seeking contract bids for Painting: Magic Valley Head Start 245 Overhead Bridge Rd., Camden, TN Benton Co. Early Head Start, 136 College St., Camden, TN McKenzie Head Start/EHS, 938 Walnut Ave., McKenzie, TN Lauderdale Co. Head Start/EHS, 142 Nelson St., Ripley, TN Crockett Co. Head Start, 151 Conley Rd., Alamo, TN Denmark Head Start, 535 Denmark-Jackson Rd., Denmark, TN Humboldt Head Start, 152 Hwy 79, Humboldt, TN Newbern Head Start, 212 Wheatley Drive, Newbern, TN Lake Co. Head Start, 327 College St. Tiptonville, TN Miles Head Start/EHS, 1015 E. College St., Union City, TN Fayette Co Head Start/EHS, 100 Thompson Dr., Moscow, TN Troy Head Start, 409 S. Maple, Troy, TN Contract bid packet can be picked up at: Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council, Head Start/Early Head Start 938C Walnut Avenue West McKenzie, TN 38201 Contract bid packet can be mailed to you by contacting the office at (731) 352-4743. Sealed bids must be received at the address listed above by 3:00 p.m. on May 31st at which time the contract bids will be opened. No faxed bids will be accepted. Contract bids must be signed sealed and plainly marked by specified Painting. NWTEDC reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon race, creed, national origin or gender.

AUCTIONS BANKRUPTCY LOT AUCTION TUESDAY*MAY 22*6:30 P.M. Madison Woods â&#x20AC;˘ Three Way, TN 38343

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Lots Sell Subject to Recorded Plat & Subdivision Restrictions & Covenants To Protect Your Investment. Conveniently Located to Auction Held OFF-SITE at Double Tree Three Way - Jackson - 3.71 Miles SE of Humboldt 1770 HWY. 45 BYPASS, JACKSON, TN City Limits - Near Humboldt INSPECT BEFORE AUCTION Golf & Country Club LOT #100: 113 Madison Woods, 0.711 Acre, 187.79' St. Frontage, Parcel ID: 012N B 007.00 LOT #101: 125 Madison Woods 0.833 Acre, 141.38' St. Frontage, Parcel ID: 012N B 008.00 LOT #102: 137 Madison Woods, 1.346 Acres, 146.63' St. Frontage, Common ground w/large pond - Subdivision Developers shall maintain all "Common Ground Area", Recorded Covenants control lot LOT #104: 153 Madison Woods, 0.748 Acre, 97.20' St. Frontage, Parcel ID: 012N B 011.00 LOT #105: 140 Madison Woods, 0.80 Acre, 333.28' St. Frontage, Parcel ID: 012N B 012.00 LOT#106: 122 Madison Woods, 0.665 Acre, 135' St. Frontage, Parcel ID: 012N B 013.00 LOT #38: Pleasant Oak Cove, 1.13 Acre, 147.30' St. Frontage, Parcel ID: 012J C 038.00 REAL ESTATE TERMS: 20% Down Day of Auction. Balance due in 30 days upon delivery of Deed. Payable in Cash, Cashiers Check or Personal Check with Current Bank Letter of Guarantee.

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NOTICES IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF GIBSON COUNTY AT HUMBOLDT NOTICE TO: UNNAMED / UNKNOWN FATHER whose whereabouts are unknown You are hereby commanded to serve on Mitchell Tollison, plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, whose address is, Tollison Law Firm, P.O. Box 11028, Jackson, TN 38308 an answer to the Complaint, which is sworn to and filed against you in the case of ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD (Date of Birth 05/27/2008), SUZANNE MARIE LANGLEY, PETITIONER AND CHARLES CASEY RIDDLE, CO-PETITIONER, #H 5728 in the above Court, within thirty (30) days afer the last date of publicaiton hereof, or judgement by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. It is ordered that this Notice be published for four (4) consecutive weeks in The Chronicle, a weekly newspaper, in Humboldt, Tennessee. This the 19th day of March 2012. Kay Williams Deputy Clerk Chancery Court Mitchell Tollison Attorney for PlaintiďŹ&#x20AC; P.O. Box 11028 Jackson, TN 38308 5-2; 5-9; 5-16; 5-23-2012 STATE OF TENNESSEE PROBATE COURT OF GIBSON COUNTY AT TRENTON, TENNESSEE NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of: LEXIE VEO PRIDDY DOCKET: 20502P Notice is hereby given that on the 7th day of MAY, 2012, Letters ADMINISTRATION in respect of the estate of LEXIE VEO PRIDDY, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: MARCH 6, 2012 This 7th day of MAY, 2012. Signed: Robert Wayne Priddy Administrator Estate of LEXIE VEO PRIDDY Shonna Smith, Clerk & Master BY: Paula Hudson, DCM Floyd Flippin P.O. Box 160 Humboldt, TN 38343 5-16-12; 5-23-12 STATE OF TENNESSEE PROBATE COURT OF GIBSON COUNTY AT TRENTON, TENNESSEE NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of: GLADOTIS DENNIS, JR. DOCKET: 20456P Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of APRIL, 2012, Letters TESTAMENTARY in respect of the estate of GLADOTIS DENNIS, JR., deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: JANUARY 4, 2012 This 30th day of APRIL, 2012. Signed: Debra Pankey Administratrix Estate of GLADOTIS DENNIS, JR. Shonna Smith, Clerk & Master BY: Paula Hudson, DCM James T. Ryal, Jr. 1323 E. Main St. Humboldt, TN 38343 5-9-12; 5-16-12



Humboldt Chronicle, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Page 7B

Estate Sale from page 5B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Medina Doris Coker a/k/a Delores Coker to Danielle Henges â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20th CD James E. Carter and wife,

Friday & Saturday, May 18th & 19th 8:00am - 1:00pm both days 514 Honeysuckle Lane, Humboldt TN 50+ years accumulation. Moving to Assisted Living. Antiques, furniture, kitchen goods, tools, tvâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, a little of everything. All must go. For more info: 731-234-2355

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Nancy J. Cater to Paula Johnson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Medina First State Bank to J.C. Teague and Matthew R. Teague â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3rd CD Jack Murphree to Vanessa

D. Milnar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13th CD Eward M. Thompson and wife, Sherry Crum

Thompson to Alvin G. Bonds, II and wife, Rachel R. Bonds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7th CD

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Page 8B Humboldt Chronicle, Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WTSF Car & Tractor Show

Recipe Contest winners

BEST OF SHOW - Not only did Rutherford’s Doug Davis win the Humboldt Area Rescue Squad’s Best of Show trophy for his 1966 Ford F-100, but he also won Best Truck. Davis’ son, Jake, assists in displaying the trophies.

BEST CAR - Ken Seddelmeyer’s 1970 Chevelle won Best Car in the 2012 West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Car Show

photos by DANNY WADE

BEST OF SHOW - Bill Espey (holding silver tray) won Best of Show at the 2012 Strawberry Festival Recipe Contest. His Strawberry Grilled Cheese was the judges’ favorite earning top honors. Presenting his gift are (from left) Jennifer Wesson, (Espey), Mary Coleman and Aleacia Williams.

photos by DANNY WADE

ANTIQUE TRACTORS Several antique tractors were on display during the car and tractor show last Saturday at Viking Park, including this Oliver tractor that may be retired from plowing the fields but is still in use to plow gardens.

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HONOREES’ CHOICE - Festival honoree, Laurie Gamble (left), tasted Susan Luckey’s Strawberry Cream Pie and knew it was her favorite. Gamble’s husband, Jeff who is co-honoree with his wife, was unable to attend.

PRESIDENT’S CHOICE - Strawberry Festival president, Randy Terry (right) selected Beth Culpepper’s Strawberry Cup as his favorite dish at the Recipe Contest.

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QUEENS’ CHOICE - Hostess Princess Brigham Short (left) and Territorial Queen Cassidy Sheppard (right) thought Jonnie Petty’s Strawberry Chicken Salad was absolutely delicious, awarding her with the Queens’ Choice award.

BERRY’S CHOICE - The Berry mascot decides who wins from the kids’ category. DeShanta Mann’s Berry Kool Aid was the Berry’s first choice.

More winners’ pictures and a list of category winners on page 3B

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FIRST PLACE WINNERS - After all of the “Choice” awards are decided, first, second and third place winners are selected for each category. First place winners are (from left) Kids - Annie Short, Salad – Kay Jeffers, Miscellaneous – Susan Luckey, Pies – Jonnie Petty and Cake – Teresa Wade.

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