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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011

Local woman charged in toddler’s murder

Little Bells girl dies from brain injury A former Humboldt resident has been charged with first degree murder and aggravated rape of a child after her boyfriend’s 17-month-old daughter died over the weekend from injuries. Molly Jane Roe, 24, of 43 Greatest Cove in Bells, is now being held without bond, said Crockett County officials Monday

morning. Initially she was charged with Haley’s Law (aggravated) child abuse and her bond was $250,000. Roe remains in the Crockett County Jail after being arrested last Thursday. According to the affidavit, Roe is accused of throwing the child, when the toddler’s head hit a blunt object causing the brain

injury. Crockett County authorities said the impact caused a severe brain injury and the child was flown to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville. Along with the brain injury, it was discovered the child had bruising on the lower portion of her body in different areas, and a bite mark was discovered on her back. According to Investigator

Penny Curtis of the Crockett County Sheriff’s Department, the case remains under investigation. Roe is scheduled to appear in Crockett County General Sessions Court Thursday at 9 a.m. Roe’s 2-year-old son also lived at the residence in Bells. Curtis said he had no injuries and had been placed with family members. Roe is a graduate of

Celebrating Life

Former Hostess Princess Kayla Hockett is among Miss Tennessee contestants this year. Page 2A

BY STEVE SHORT Gibson Coounty Commissioners plan to adopt a county redistricting plan when legislators reconvene Monday night, June 20 at 6 p.m. at the Agricomplex in Trenton. The state requires the commission to change boundaries of voting districts at least every 10 years if necessary so commission members represent substantially equal numbers of people. According to the 2010 census, the southeastern part of the county saw population gains of up to 58-percent while the city of Trenton and southwest part of the county declined in population by as much as 27-percent. A Redistricting Committee will be established to oversee redrawing boundaries

Jasmine Brandt looks to the future after competing in an international spelling bee this spring. Page 8A file photo by DANNY WADE

Rotary Dodgers’ catcher, Tyler Todd, tags out Chamber of Commerce’s Tyler Berryman as he tries to avoid the tag at home plate. The Pirates however won the game 12-11 over the Dodgers. Sports, 1A

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RELAY HONOREE– Cancer survivor Stacey Williamson rode in the Strawberry Festival Grand Floats Parade promoting this year’s Relay For Life. Williamson is the honorary chair this year and will speak during the luminaria ceremony during Relay for Life at Bailey Park this Friday night.

Relay for Life honors Williamson BY DANNY WADE People visiting the mayor’s office at the Municipal Building are used to seeing Stacey Williamson’s smiling face greet them. But for the fast few months, she has been on leave while battling cancer. Just last month Williamson returned to her job as city clerk and is proud to say she is cancer free. Now, to celebrate her clean bill of health, Williamson is this year’s Relay for Life honorary chair. She invites everyone to come out and celebrate with her and all the cancer survivors this Friday night at Bailey Park. “I’m just glad to be here,” Williamson said last week. “That’s what I tell everyone.” Relay for Life co-chairs, Susan Runions and Mike Hicks, discussed who would be this year’s honoree. One day while Runions was working the window at the bank, Williamson came through the drive-thru.

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That’s when Runions first thought, “Stacey would be a great candidate for honoree”. “I said to myself, she would be perfect,” Runions recalled. “She’s young and cute. People often times think of cancer as someone older.” Runions said it was a unanimous decision by the committee and asked Williamson to be honorary chair. Williamson was first diagnosed with stomach cancer in May 2010. Prior to that in March, she was having acid reflux issues and went to her doctor. After several treatments for reflux, none seemed to work. That is when more tests were run and results confirmed it was indeed cancer. “I was treated (for cancer) at Vanderbilt in June,” Williamson said. “But I was able to have chemo treatments in Jackson from July through

Medina complex coming BY STEVE SHORT The Medina city board voted unanimously June 6 to build a new, $2.3 million municipal complex to headquarter city government agencies. The 14,177 sq. ft. building will be on 1.5 acres on Hwy 45 just north of The Bank of Milan and will house fire and police departments and offices for mayor and department heads. A courtroom will seat 195 people and function as a city council and conference room. Funding will come via a $2,982,000 loan from the Dept. of Agriculture with an interest rate of 4-percent to 4.5-percent, officials said. The board authorized the city to incur the indebtedness of the loan.

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Ditch the workout, join the party with Zumba BY APRIL G. JACKSON The women come prepared, towels and water bottles in tow. From teens to retirees, they arrive in all shapes, sizes and degrees of fitness. They greet one another, chat, laugh, and stretch while some tie slinky little coin-embellished scarves around their waists. It’s Zumba time and the bright scarves are Zumba skirts. Once the music begins, the movement begins. For a solid hour, almost non-stop, high-energy dance steps and Latin-influence meet rock and roll, aerobics and toning. The skirts are optional fun, but comfortable workout clothes and shoes are a safe bet. Folks from all walks of life are enjoying the Zumba

ZUMBA HUMBOLDT! Kim Hunley, Carla Jones and Dottie Rinks lead a recent Zumba class in Humboldt.

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An American hero remembers to the end Knox, Kentucky, Byrd was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia to train with the 41st infantry of the 2nd Armored Division. Under the leadership of George W. Patton, Byrd’s regiment set sail for North Africa. This was America’s first amphibious landing of the war. While on duty in Morocco, he was privileged to serve as guard for a meeting held between Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt. He also participated in a battle demonstration especially for the two leaders From North Africa, the 41st, with Byrd in the first boat, headed for the invasion of Sicily. Byrd was a witness to the paratroopers hit and killed by both enemy and friendly fire the night before his company arrived. “Silk parachutes were hanging on buildings all over town� he said. (Having attended the wedding of an English officer, somewhat later,

Byrd noted that the bride was wearing a gown made from silk parachutes!) According to his journal, Byrd’s first major combat was at Tidworth Barracks, England, during July 28-29. “Fighting was vicious handto-hand combat with the use of grenades and bayonets,� he wrote. Afterwards, still under Patton’s command, he headed to France, then on to Belgium, where the 41st became engaged in the largest tank counterattack ever. It was during the Battle of the Bulge, that James Byrd sustained injuries that ended his combat career: catching shrapnel in his thigh, cutting the main artery. The medic was nearby so he was attended quickly. His comrades laid him in the road, explaining that if placed beside the road the tanks would not see him. From morning to evening he laid, moving his arms and what he could of his legs to keep from freezing in the snow. When

that area of your body. “I have been taking Zumba for a little over a year and have been instructing for almost four months and absolutely love it,� says Rinks. “I have not only improved my health and daily fitness but have made

some wonderful friends along the way,� she added. Zumba in Humboldt is held at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s community room on Mitchell beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

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PATRIOT FOREVER - Humboldt native James Elbert Byrd, of Adams Place Assisted Living in Murfreesboro, who was wounded in WWII, was proud to serve his Country. That’s why an American Flag snaps in the breeze during a Fourth of July ceremony last year. He died 13 days later, at the age of 91.

BY PEGGY BYRD Certainly, some dates on the calendar are more important than others, simply because of what they stand for. November 24, December 25, January 1, June 14, July 4‌Whoa, wait a minute! June 14? You know, it’s the birthday of “our Flag?â€? This week is the 234th anniversary of the Stars and Stripes of America. With the Fourth of July coming up, I want to share with you an astounding photograph, and the story of a WWII veteran that defended our country and its flag. When the draft was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1940, James Elbert Byrd, a Humboldt resident, was 22 years old, waiting for his number to be called. He was drafted into the US Army on Nov. 6, 1941. Thirty-one days before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After “basicâ€? at Fort

evening approached some infantrymen dragged him to a shed for the night. It was the next day that he was finally rescued. A series of five operations over the next 3 years ended in a final amputation just below the knee. He was sent to Battle Creek, Michigan for recuperation and discharged in June of 1946, with the rank of Master Sgt. He was awarded numerous medals, citations and ribbons. The GI Bill paid for most of his college tuition. He went on to be a Vocational Agriculture teacher at Kittrel and Riverdale High Schools. His wife Anna, also served in World War II as a Sgt. In the Signal Corp. They had three daughters Beverly, Karen, and Nancy, (whose husband Frank is a retired Army veteran) and three grandchildren. When my friend Beverly Kimbro, of Jackson, reads these words, she can close her eyes and hear her daddy’s voice all over again.

Zumba from page 1A these days. Each individual moves at her own pace and there is no right or wrong, say Zumba instructors here. In Humboldt, many women are enjoying a class taught by Kim Hunley, Carla Jones and Dottie Rinks. “Our classes are for every ‘body’ regardless of age, gender, fitness level or dance ability. If you are moving and having fun, you are doing it right,� says Jones. “I started taking Zumba classes last year and immediately got hooked. I was amazed at how quickly I began to tone and firm up as well as lose inches and weight. I wanted to share my passion with others so I got my license to teach Zumba classes. I love teaching and we have fun in our classes. Zumba is the most motivating and

Sydney and Riley Bolton enoy the musical workout.

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Hockett to compete in Miss Tenn.

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Carla Jones, Dottie Rinks and Kim Hunley instruct Zumba in Humboldt. exciting program to help everyone get fit and reach their goals,� Jones said. “ Zumba is one of the most exciting non-exercising classes I have ever been a part of,� said Rinks. “ I really don’t feel like I am working out. I feel like I am at a party with friends and we are just having a good time. I am able to let loose and relax and have fun, something that everyone needs to learn to do. Life is too short to take everything so serious, so Zumba is my outlet. It is true, their motto is ‘Ditch the workout and join the party,’ and that is exactly what it is!� she added. “We all got certified to teach because we wanted the people in Humboldt to have Zumba classes here,� said Hunley. “We all three started taking Zumba classes over a year ago an we all

got hooked on it! We also want people to know how much fun you can have and at the same time burn lots of calories,� said Hunley. The benefits of Zumba are many, notes Jones. It increases your energy, self-esteem, mental focus, strength and stamina. Your body’s metabolic rate improves your appetite for healthy foods and makes the body use calories more efficiently resulting in weight loss. It reduces depression, stress levels, cholesterol and blood pressure levels. The Zumba workout adds radiance to your complexion, enhances quality of sleep, improves digestion and body shape, plus it tones and firms muscles. Zumba is very good for a woman’s mid section or core, says Hunley. A lot of the dances concentrate on

Humboldt Zumba instructors say if you are moving and having fun, you are doing Zumba ‘right’. It’s possible to burn 1,000 calories with one good Zumba workout.

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County from page 1A for districts that determine county commission seats. Committee members are: Com. Michael Longmire

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Kayla Hockett is competing in the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant 2011. She is the daughter of Emerson and Kaye StunsonHockett A former Strawberry Festival Hostess Princess, Kayla is this year entering Miss Tennessee as Miss Athens of the South. This is her 5th time to compete. Each year has served to sharpen, perfect and fine tune, last year winning 3rd runner up. The pageant will be June 15 - 18 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center! Another formr Gibson countian to be in this year’s pageant is Sarah-Taylor Argo, competing as Miss Middle Tennessee State University.

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of Humboldt; Com. Nelson Cunningham of Medina; Com. Jimmy Copous of Milan; Alderwoman Tammy Wade of Milan; Com. Mark Flake of Milan; and Dwight Reasons of Trenton, a member of the County Election Commission. Mayor Tom Witherspoon and Administrator of Elections Molly Bailey will also serve. Currently the county has 19 districts, some of which have multiple commissioners. “I don’t understand having multiple seat districts,� said Mayor Witherspoon. “We will have several different options with a new map and could go to twenty-five districts with one commissioner representing each district. Each commissioner will represent a little less than 2,000 people. My goal is to have our county map approved in September.� Commissioners will elect members of the 911 board. Three incumbents - Joe Eddlemon, James Fountain and Austin Lewis – are recommended for new 6-yr. terms. In May commissioners were reluctant to make appointments, asking for a larger voice on the 911 board.

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Relay for Life gears up Friday evening BY DANNY WADE School is out, June has rolled in—so let the summer fun begin. And what better way to celebrate than with Relay for Life and honor those who fought cancer and won! Humboldt Relay for Life is this Friday at Bailey Park. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies. Prior to that, SonShiner’s Choir will be performing as guests arrive. Survivor registration will be at 5 p.m. The event wraps up at 6 a.m. Saturday morning. “There will be something for everyone,” said Relay co-chair Susan Runions. Lots of games and entertainment are lined up this year including inflatables for the kids, petting zoo, putting green, mechanical bull, rock climbing wall, movies and a dunking booth. Bring your appetite as many of the teams will be selling delicious food as part of their fundraiser for Relay for Life. After opening ceremonies, survivors will be recognized as they take a victory lap around the walking trail at Bailey Park. Then another victory lap will be made honoring the caregivers who helped the cancer survivors in their hours of need. Following that will be the team lap where every team participant will make their way around the track. At 10 p.m. the mood will change from joy and excitement to one of somberness. This will be the luminaria ceremony, a time to honor those who lost their battle with cancer. Stacey Williamson, Relay honorary chair, will take the stage and tell her account of her battle with cancer. Williamson’s is a touching story similar to so many of the lives who will be attending Relay for Life. This will also be a time to celebrate with Williamson and those who won their fight with the dreaded and often deadly disease. Throughout the evening and into the night and early morning hours, entertainment will be nonstop. A number of singers and musicians are slated to perform including Cicely

Medina from page 1A City leaders have considered locating a municipal downtown at a cost of $3.025 million, including renovations of older buildings. They say they’ve outgrown the current city hall. Officials said Census figures from 2010 show Medina as Tennessee’s fourth fastest growing city, going from 969 people in 2000 to 3,479 people in 2010, a growth rate of 259 percent. The population continued to increase, officials said, listing the current population as 3,496 people, a 234 percent growth in just over ten years. “I’m proud to see Medina moving forward for the future,” said board member Jonathan Roland after the vote on the building. “The cost is a concern, but I think we’ve looked at it long enough. We’ve gone down in size with the building to get something we can afford.” Mayor Vance Coleman said reductions were made in building plans to save costs, but he thinks the building will serve city needs and allow for expansion. “I do understand your concerns, and you might not see the needs,” Mr. Coleman told board members. “But if you come down here (to city hall) on a daily basis, you’ll see the need to move out of this building and get into the building we’ve talked about out.” The Mayor said Medina has spent money on new parks, road improvements, fire and police departments and other needs. He sees

Floyd, Megan Reece, Scott Myatt, The Nail Sisters, Larry Spencer and Michael Butler. And for those “wanna-be” singers, there will be Relay Idol and later, Karaoke. Other attractions will be the womanless beauty revue, “Dude Looks Like a Lady”. Mike Hicks, who is Relay co-chair this year and is the reigning queen, will crown his successor as Relay Queen. Unfortunately (or fortunately) this competition does not qualify the winner as a participant in the Miss Tennessee Pageant. Several cake walks will take place as the evening progresses. And for those lucky winners who might want to burn a few calories after eating, there will be Zumba with instructor Kim Hunley. There are 17 teams signed up for Relay this year. They are Just Us Riders, Morning Star Baptist Church, Survivors, WalMart, Humboldt Utilities, Humboldt Parks & Recreation, BancorpSouth, Relay Committee, First Baptist Church, Super D, Bailey Park CLC, St. James, InfoStructure, Humboldt Manor, First State Bank and last but certainly not least is the one-person team of community volunteer extraordinaire, Betty Jo Shaver. Relay for Life epitomizes a cancer patient’s struggle. It starts at dusk and ends at the light of day. The setting sun symbolizes the time a person has been diagnosed with cancer. As the evening goes on it gets colder and darker, just as the emotions of the cancer patient. Around 1 – 2 a.m. represents the time the patient begins treatment. They become exhausted and not wanting to go on, they think of possibly giving up. Around 4 – 5 a.m. signifies the coming of the end of treatment. Again they feel tired but they know they will make it. The sun rising represents the end of treatment. They see the light at the end of the tunnel and know that life will go on. So Friday night, come out to Bailey Park and join Williamson, Runions and Hicks and celebrate Relay for Life in Humboldt.

the municipal building as a “great need.” “We’re investing back in our city like we want retail and commercial businesses coming in to invest in our city,” he said. “I really think (the new building) is one of those things that might be a key to some of this stuff moving. When they see ground moving on the bypass they‘ll see we’re not sitting back.” Coleman said plans for the center will have to be approved by the comptroller and USDA. A “long process” is expected. In a best case scenario, the building could be completed in 18 months, said board members. Board member Julian Wiser had expressed concerns about the building cost, but he voted for the plan. “I’m not real big on $2.3 million, but the fire department needs a building, and police and city employees need a building,” he said. “I felt like we could have done something with about half the money, but this grant is one time shot. …I think it will help our community in the long run.” City Recorder Kim Gilley and Police Chief Chad Lowery both thanked the board.

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Dyer Station Arts, Crafts

The 2011 Dyer Station Celebration planning committee would like to invite area arts and crafts exhibitors to participate in the annual DSC Arts and Crafts in the Park. The 2011 arts and crafts event is scheduled for Monday, July 4, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is held in conjunction with numerous other daylong patriotic activities. A 10’ space is provided for exhibitors. To participate please contact Jimmy and Janet West at 395 Parkview Drive, Dyer, Tenn. 692-2326.

County Democrats to meet

The Gibson County Democratic Party will hold the monthly meeting on Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Trenton Teapot Room in Trenton. Guest Speaker will be Gibson County Tax Assessor, Gary Pascall. Members are encouraged to attend and visitors are welcomed! Betty Poteet, chair and Janie Albright, secretary. photo by DANNY WADE

RELAY FOR LIFE CHAIRS – The 2011 Humboldt Relay for Life co-chairs are Susan Runions (right) and Mike Hicks (left). Stacey Williamson is the honorary chair and will lead the Survivors’ Walk to kick-off this year’s event. Relay for Life is slated June 17 at 6 p.m. at Bailey Park. The three chairs invite everyone to come out and enjoy the entire night filled with lots of food, games, music and a celebration of life.

Children’s Theatre tickets on sale

Nite Lite Children’s Theatre production of this classic children’s tale Town Mouse & Country Mouse will have 2 performances this weekend. Friday June 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday June 18 at 10 a.m. Both performances will be at Milan Middle School.

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from page 1A September.” The day before her first chemo treatment, Williamson had a chemo bag inserted. “I called it Lucy,” she joked. “I had Lucy with me all the time. I hated her.” In October 2010, Williamson had a total stomach removal at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. When Williamson returned home, she had home healthcare come in. But she really praises her daughter Akilah and son Kareem for helping her through the tough time. Akilah was about to begin her senior year at Milan High School. This was a very trying time for Williamson and her daughter. Akilah had to do a lot of school work and preparation herself, including applying for college. She has now been accepted to Bethel University this fall. Williamson said she is so proud of her daughter and believes staying busy with school and at work helped Akilah cope during the year. “My son really stepped up to the plate,” Williamson added. “He would say, ‘Mom, what can I do?’ He’s very caring.” “They were very strong and positive,” Williamson noted. “They didn’t cry, maybe because I didn’t cry.” Williamson’s mother, Barbara Pearson, was her caregiver during this scariest time of her life. “There was a period when I wasn’t sure I was gong to make it,” she admits. “You hear of those who didn’t win the battle, some were sick the same time I was.” But now Williamson’s health and strength are coming back. She started walking around her block for exercise. At first it was one trip, then she worked up to two. Now she can do five laps around her neighborhood block. “One day I wondered just how far it is around the block so I got in my car to measure the distance,” Williamson said. “It is exactly one mile, so I’ve been walking five miles,” she said with a smile, reflecting her personal victory. “It’s a process but I’m getting there,” Williamson said. “The hard part is over.”

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Infant’s mother charged Gibson County Sheriff’s investigators recently received information from Department of Children Services that a newborn child at McKenzie Regional Hospital had tested positive for methamphetamine and the mother was from Gibson County. Investigators went to the hospital to interview the mother and found she also tested positive for meth. SCS officials took custody of the child. Investigators have charged Monica D. Rodgers, 34, of 103 Cantrell Street, Bradford with aggravated child abuse and neglect. Rodgers was processed at the Gibson County Correctional Complex and released on $5,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for June 14 in General Sessions Court in Trenton

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AWARD Rep. Curtis Halford (left) receives the Legislature of the Year award from Obion Mayor Benny McGuire.

Representative Halford is Legislator of the Year House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) praised State Rep. Curtis Halford (R-Dyer) for being awarded the Legislator of the Year by the Northwest Tennessee Development District. “Rep. Halford is very deserving of this award,” Speaker Harwell said. “He works tirelessly to promote job growth and economic development in the region. I know this is one of his top priorities in the legislature, and I applaud his efforts.” As the state representative for District 79, Halford has emerged as a leader on economic development issues. He has become a vital source of guidance

and information to his colleagues, working with local governments to revitalize local areas and improve the quality of life. “It is an honor to be recognized with this award. Since coming to the General Assembly, I have worked hard to highlight the good news coming from West Tennessee but also serve as a n advocate to spotlight the needs of our region,” Halford remarked. “Right now, I am focused on supporting common sense measures that will help grow our economy and pave the way for job development in Tennessee,” he added. Halford is serving his second term.

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Real fathers, when men were men So I’m in the men’s clothing area of a BY CLAYBURN PEEPLES held two jobs. (How else could you send large department store over the weekend, six kids to college in the days before and I notice a big Father’s Day poster. It is a picture of a student loans and grants?) In spite of this, he also kept young, 30ish looking man walking along with a small boy, our three and a quarter acre “farm” in a perpetual state of he about four-years-old. neatness and productivity. At various times when I was The kid looks like any normal boy, but his dad’s growing up we had a cow, raised chickens and had an appearance caught my attention. He was dressed up, orchard of 73 peach and 27 apple trees. sort of, but he really looked like a caricature of someone He also grew a tobacco crop every year (for Christmas dressing up. He had on a pair of slacks and a shirt and tie, money) and raised tomato and pepper plants to sell in the but the ad men, or women, had done their best to make spring. Work, to him, was a moral obligation, regardless him look sloppy in spite of that. His pants were too large, of what kind of work it was. “If the work lends you no and his belt was about two inches lower than his waist. dignity,” I heard him say a thousand times, “lend dignity The shirt was oversized too, very baggy, and his tie was to the work.” loosened so that the knot was about three inches below There was only one way I knew of to make him stop his neck. He was sporting a hairdo and geek glasses that working, and that was to ask him to play catch with me. would have made PeeWee Herman proud. As a matter of Whether it was baseball or football, he would always stop fact, he looked like he could have been PeeWee’s taller and throw the ball back and forth, usually until Mother brother. called us in for supper. “What,” I asked myself as I stared at it, “am I supposed He was honest. He never swore or told off color jokes, to think about that ad?” Is the message, “Even creepy guys and he always dressed appropriately for what he was can be good dads?” or maybe it’s “Don’t worry about how doing. He never entered church or a funeral home without stupid and effeminate our new summer line looks. This is a suit and tie, and his dress shoes were always shined. He what modern men are supposed to wear. Just buy them!” never left the house without a hat, and he never entered a At any rate, the Father’s Day reminder turned my building without taking it off. thoughts to my own father. I can just see what his reaction I never saw him talk down to, or disrespectfully, to any would have been. He’d probably have made some remark person, regardless of his or her station, and the quickest about American culture having finally reached the bottom way I could get into trouble was for him to catch me doing of the barrel. so. And he’d be right, of course, not that a goofy looking Although not a religious or an educated man in the fashion is a sign of decline, but maybe it is an indicator conventional sense of the term, he had such a familiarity of other problems. We have declined, in all sorts of ways, with the scriptures and the classics that I have never met and not just sartorially. Nowhere is it more obvious than in anyone who could match him. Hardly a day ever went by the endangered state of men and fathers these days. This without his conversation being sprinkled with one or more becomes really obvious when you compare today’s men classical or Biblical references, although most of them with those of my father’s generation. went far over my head at the time. Start with competence. I can’t do half the things my Was he really that special? No, for the times in which father could, and I can do a lot more than most of the he lived, he was pretty ordinary. If you are the age most current generation of young men. readers of this column seem to be, you probably had a dad My father could do basic plumbing, wiring and pretty much like him. carpentry. When I was a boy, my mother talked him That’s what his generation did. It’s what they were. into adding a second bathroom to the house. He built it Their country, and their kids, counted on them, and they himself. He laid the bricks for the foundation; he plumbed came through. They kept the culture alive, passed it and wired it. He did all the carpentry and roofed it, down to their sons and daughters and preserved Western and then he hung the wallpaper inside. He also laid the Civilization in the process. linoleum floor covering. All without help. Today, alas, we have a generation that seems bent on He was not a carpenter or an electrician or a plumber, running away from and destroying Western Civilization, but he knew how to do all those things because he was an and tragically, they are succeeding. American man. And that’s what American men did back My father, and the men who shared his generation, then. wouldn’t have tolerated that. Not for a single second. And he worked. All the time. For most of my life he Too bad their sons didn’t turn out to be more like them.

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Grape vines, rainwater ditches made summer fun When I was a little girl growing up on a farm, we didn’t have T.V. or the games and toys that kids have today. We made our toys and made our games. Here are some of the things we did and played growing up in the country. We played marbles, baseball, horseshoes, pitched washers, hide and seek, Annie over, hop-scotch, mumbly pig and we also made clover chains. We did something that I would not want my kids, or now, my grandkids to do. We played in the barn. Sometimes we jumped out of the hay loft. I’m surprised we didn’t break our bones. My Mama said she would look out to check on me, and she never knew what I would have climbed on top of. She said anywhere I could put my big toes, I could climb. I would climb trees, climb on the outdoor toilet, the hen

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house, or the smoke house. We also loved to swing on grape vines. We would take an old cardboard box, flatten it out, sit on it, and slide down big hills or creek banks. We also would get inside large truck tires and roll down hills in them. Crazy, yes, but we had fun, good old country summer fun. After a rain, we would often take off our shoes and wade in the rain water in the ditches, and feel the mud squeeze between our toes. That was fun. Our fun didn’t require any batteries or battery chargers. There was no assembly required. There were no warranty cards to send. What we had was good old country summer fun. Put down your cell phone and try it, you might like it.

Gibson Co. mayor explains surplus

(Editor’s note: In the following letter Gibson Co. Mayor Tom Witherspoon explains that the county needs to maintain a fund balance of about $3 million as recommended by the state County Technical Assistance Service. Recently Witherspoon announced that the county anticipated a surplus of $2.3 million.) There has been much talk as of late regarding Gibson County’s potential fund balance. Operating fund balances are a necessary budgetary mechanism whether you are operating a business, a county government or your household budget. CTAS (County Technical Assistance Service) is a service provided by the Univ. of Tennessee to assist all 95 counties in a wide array of issues including budgetary matters. CTAS recommends that a fund balance equivalent to three months of normal operating expenses should be standard operating procedure. That being said, Gibson County’s fund balance should be in the neighborhood of $3 million. Fund balances are not an uncommon occurrence. What successful company do you know of that considers budgeting themselves to the point of financial default “a good business practice?” They do not.

Are older Americans swindling their children? BY DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON Few things could tear a society apart more than having the economic interests of young and old arrayed against each other. Yet this is the inevitable bitter fruit of chronic deficit spending and unending accumulation of debt in America. Our Founding Fathers warned of this danger. In his Farewell Address, George Washington urged Congress to strive to quickly retire debts resulting from occasional and hopefully infrequent wars instead of “throwing upon posterity the burthen [sic] which we ourselves ought to bear.” Thomas Jefferson could think of few things more unjust than loading the living generation with the debt of those who have already died. Writing to John Taylor in 1816, Jefferson wrote that “the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity … is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” Rather than sentencing today’s younger Americans to a lifetime of bondage to debts that we have incurred, justice and mercy suggest that we need to retire the federal debt burden. We must begin shrinking federal spending this year. If we don’t slay the debt monster, our children may someday—and justifiably—curse us.

JOEL BRADBURY

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Although maintaining a healthy fund balance should be, and in most cases is considered to be a good thing by most everyone, there will still be those that would like to make political fodder of it. Before we do this I would ask that we consider a couple of things. Our county tax rate, which provides us with all the services we enjoy, is set by our county commissioners. Our county commissioners pay these taxes too. Are we to believe that we have a county commission made up of people who dedicate countless hours of their personal time for very little pay, simply because it is their intention to deceive the public in an attempt to raise taxes on themselves? Could someone please help me see the logic in this? Fact of business is, although I don’t always see eye-toeye with all our commissioners, I know in my heart, and I see with my eyes as I work with them, that these men and women labor tirelessly to see to it we are providing excellent services at a reasonable tax rate to the public. And we do. For those who feel like we have it bad here in Gibson County, I would ask them take a look around. I attend many statewide meetings of elected officials where I have the opportunity to interact with my fellow county mayors to share ideas and discuss current issues facing our respective counties. Believe me when I say that there are plenty of counties that would trade places with Gibson Co. in a heartbeat in terms of tax rate, debt exposure and quality of services. We still have, and will continue to have areas in need of improvement throughout our county government. I strongly believe that we as individuals and as a county are either in a state of improvement or a state of decline. It is my job as your mayor to see to it that we strive to move forward in a state of constant improvement till we reach that place in our county’s future where we all agree we should be. We have been through a rough patch as a county and a nation over the past several years, but I feel more optimistically than ever that our future is bright. Let’s work together to prepare for it. My Granddaddy Jack told me many years ago, “If you get out of bed in the morning looking for something to get mad about, you’re gonna find it all day long.” I think he knew what he was talking about. That being said, let’s all remember to take a few moments to quietly count our many blessings before we kick the door of the ‘Complaint Department’ in. I would really appreciate it. Stay positive, work hard, move forward. Tom Witherspoon Gibson County Mayor

It appears there are people in the world who have more time on their hands than I do. To illustrate, how about this true or false facts quiz. Here are 10 facts, and nine are true. Can you guess the false one? 1. The Bible, the world’s best selling book, is also the world’s most shoplifted book. 2. Someone paid $14,000 for the bra worn by Marilyn Monroe in the movie ‘Some Like It Hot’. 3. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body attached at only one end. 4. More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa. 5. In the USA over 11,000 people have visited a tortilla chip that appears to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it. 6. A kiss lasting one minute can burn more than 1,000 calories. 7. Buckingham Palace in London has more than six hundred rooms. 8. There was once an underwater post office in the Bahamas. 9. Abraham Lincoln’s mother died when she drank the milk of a cow that grazed on poisonous snakeroot. 10. After the death of Albert Einstein his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study. That’s the list and after reading it I would have thought that all could very well be false. However, the source from the internet tells us it is number 6. A kiss lasting one minute burns only 30 calories. Guess that shows that kissing is not a preferred method in burning calories for those who might want to lose weight. Now that Mother’s Day is past and we can look forward soon to Father’s Day, I pose this question. Why is it okay for a woman to get her husband an electric drill for Father’s Day, but on Mother’s day if a man gets his wife an electric can opener......hooo boy.....it’s not good. There surely must be a logical explanation.

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BY SENATOR LOWE FINNEY There is no doubt that summer is here and it is hot! Tiffany and I have been working in the flower beds and around the house, trying to take advantage of the sunny weather and keep cool at the same time. It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, we were dealing with strong storms and tornadoes that have caused widespread damage across our state and our region. In the days since the legislative session ended, there has been a lot of attention given to hot-button issues such as jobs creation and teachers’ rights. In the midst of these debates, we also passed several other important bills that haven’t received as much attention. In the coming weeks, I want to make you aware of some of those bills that I passed that could have a big impact on West Tennesseans, starting with those that have suffered losses in recent storms. First, I want to remind folks that we extended sales tax relief for victims of the May 2010 floods, but the deadline for refund applications is quickly approaching. The extension applied to purchases through the end of April of this year, and the deadline for filing a refund application with the state Department of Revenue is June 30. For more information, visit the Department of Revenue’s website at http://tn.gov/revenue and click on “Flood Relief Information,” or call (615) 253-0600. Between the floods of last year and the multiple damaging storms we have suffered so far this year, it seems like we have received little rest from extreme weather. Many folks in our area are beginning to consider storm shelters for their homes in order to protect their families during severe weather. I cosponsored legislation to provide up to $2,500 in sales tax relief on materials for storm shelters, beginning July 1 and continuing through the end of the year. More information on the refund will be coming soon from the Department of Revenue, but hopefully this program will allow more Tennesseans to have a safe place during the tornadoes and storms that have become a part of life in our area. Finally, please be aware that all three counties I serve have been declared federal disaster areas for various storms and flooding in April. Gibson County residents affected by the Mississippi River flooding in mid-April are eligible for federal relief, as are Carroll and Madison County residents who suffered damages from late April storms and flooding. Those affected can register online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov, or by calling 1-800621-FEMA (3362). As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions regarding storm relief or anything else on your mind. The recent townhalls in the district were refreshing for me, and we will be planning more of them this fall. In the mean time, stay cool. Senator Lowe Finney represents Madison, Carroll and Gibson Counties. Contact him at sen.lowe. finney@capitol.tn.gov or (731) 424-0461.

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BY PAT DUNLAP AND SUSAN WILSON Come out and support the Humboldt Relay for Life event at Bailey Park on Friday, June 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Helping hand is in dire need of all non perishable food items. The YY’s are traveling to dine at The Old Country Shore on Thursday evening, June 16th, 2011. They will be leaving the FBC parking at 5:45 p.m. If you want to go you must come by the church office and pay before your name can go on the list. We only have reservations for 40 people. Lisa Graves and son Jason have returned from a cruise. They went on Allure of seas to Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Lisa said the trip was amazing. Her son Jason enjoyed seeing the dreamworks characters especially Shrek and Ice for the first time on board. Jason got to feed iguanas in St. Thomas and drive the catamaran after a day of snorkeling where he saw sea turtles and a sting ray, and enjoyed meeting new friends from all of the world at the kid zone. As part of the Summer Reading Program at Humboldt Public Library, Mad Science of the Mid South will be performing an exciting show Wednesday, June 15 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.. The theme is One World Many Stories and the The Zing Hoppers Show will be presenting Sunny-Fix-A-Lot Wednesday, June 22 from 2-3 p.m.. The Zinghoppers show was named Nashville’s #1 Kids Act’ in 2009 and 2010 by Parent Magazine. The Summer Reading Program for teens and adults will be Thursday, June 23. The topic will be My Wonderful Trip To Africa and special guest will be Tony Kail of Jackson and is open for all ages. It was so good to see Dr. David Rozzell and family, wife Teri and daughter Kylie from Burbank, California, David is the son of Lois Rozzell Currie. Lois’ sister Jean Watkins and husband Mac are visiting Lois. All are here for the wedding of Lois’ grandson John Irvine in Memphis on the 18th of June. Lift up in prayers Hudson Atkins, Bob Atkins. Dr. B.L. Couch, Phyllis Webb, Pete Walker, Harold Thurbush, Ann and Buddy Boston. To report happenings, call 731-388-4720 or 731- 234-2355 or email pcdunlap@click1.net or swilson@americancellular. net

Enrichment camp news The Weed and Seed 2011 Summer Enrichment Camp began earlier this week with Health Week. The fun-filled summer program will be held for six weeks and conclude on July 15, with a day trip to Memphis. A variety of presentations were offered during health week including a visit from Sonya Irons and Crystal Martin, who explained the importance of dental hygiene; Ashley Hook, health educator and Melony Sest, dental hygienist, discussed oral hygiene and eating healthy; Shelia R. Ward, public health educator, spoke to students about daily hygiene. Gente De Feliz club members Essie Lovelady, Essie Brooks and Kathleen Smith, distributed gift bags with a variety of materials to maintain health hygiene. Tommie Jones, Daughter Ruler of the WJO Lee Temple 94, also spoke to younger students about healthy hygiene and distributed gift bags filled with all the necessary essentials for daily hygiene.

TOTAL HEALTH REWARDS - A host of health and hygiene specialists visited Weed and Seed children during the first week of their 6-week Enrichment Camp.

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RED CROSS DONATION - Humboldt Chapter 5305 of AARP presented a check for $100 to the American Red Cross, Jackson Area Chapter to be used locally. Shown presenting the check to David Brumley, volunteer is Willie Hawthorne, chapter president.

Deloach receives doctor of osteopathic medicine degree Lauren DeLoach of Jackson, Tenn., received her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at the inaugural class graduation at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn., on May 14, 2011. DeLoach received her undergraduate degree from the University ofTennessee at Chattanooga. She was inducted into Sigma Sigma Phi national osteopathic honor society while a student at LMU-DCOM. She is thedaughter of Bob and Mary Beth DeLoach. The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Dr. DeLoach will be

ENTRHRALLED - Humboldt Library Summer Reading Program children were captivated (right) with the antics of puppet characters there last week. Ed and Robin May of Runaway Puppeteers presented the Trail of Trickster Tales (above).

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Barbara Ann Woodard of Collierville and Reverend Stanley Jerome Dandridge of Memphis, are today announcing their engagement and forthcoming marriage on July 9, 2011. Barbara is the daughter of Sarah P. Wynne and the late Reverend John A. Wynne. They will wed in a private ceremony at Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn. at 3 p.m. Reverend Eldrid Dandridge, father of the groom, will

officiate the wedding. Ms. Woodard is currently employed as a teacher with Memphis City Schools. Reverend Dandridge is a finance analyst with the City of Memphis. He is also the Assistant Pastor at Unity Missionary Baptist Church. The maid of honor is Marilyn Locke of Memphis and the best man is Judge John Goree of Little Rock, Arkansas, brother-in-law of the groom. Trey Patrick, of Humboldt, will serve as an usher.

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Robert Harris Ridings

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Robert Harris Ridings of Bradford, Tenn. died peacefully at home on June 9, 2011. Mr. Ridings was preceded in death by his parents, Harris and Estell Browning Ridings. He is survived by his wife, Bobbye; two daughters, Victoria Ridings Snelling of Prospect, Ky. and Connie Ridings Miltenberger (Jim) of Lexington, Tenn.; and one son, Robert J. Ridings of Bradford. Mr. Ridings also leaves two stepsons, Kenneth Kimbel (Brenda) of Murray, Ky. and Tony Lee Stephenson of Springville, Tenn. He adored his grandchildren, Jess and Emily Miltenberger, Kimberly and Kayla Kimbel, and his two great-grandsons. Also surviving Mr. Ridings are one sister, Frances Ridings Nelson of Humboldt, Tenn.; and one brother, Ernest J. Ridings of Wesley Chapel, Fla. Mr. Ridings was a graduate of Humboldt High School and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from Shipper’s Choice Trucking Company. He was an avid gardener, a skilled carpenter and an accomplished craftsman. Actually, he could turn his hand at most anything. He always had time to help anyone in need, and was known for his kindness and tender heart. Visitation was Sunday, June 12, 5-8 p.m. Funeral services were Monday, June 13 at 2 p.m. at Hunt Funeral Home, Bradford. Burial will be at Davis Grove Cemetery following the funeral.

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Funeral services for Virginia Lorraine Summer, 82, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2011 in the chapel of Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home, the Rev. Jason Hartig officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Summer, a retired waitress and member of Smyrna Baptist Church, died Thursday afternoon at her residence. Mrs. Summer is survived by husband, Curtis Summer of Humboldt, Tenn.; son, Charles Summer of Humboldt; brother, Don Burrough of Eldorado, Ark.; grandchildren, Cody Summer and Sonya Simpson of Humboldt; and great-grandchildren, Jacob and Sean Watson, Christopher Summer, Shane Hinson, Matthew Watson, Adam Hinson and Holly Turney.

Church Calendar Vacation Bible School

A summer kids’ event called PandaMania will be hosted at First United Methodist Church from June 20 to June 22. Kids explore a bamboo forest filled with crazy pandas, as they discover that God loves us. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s wild love, and create Bible Point crafts they’ll take and play with all summer long. PandaMania is for kids from Pre-K to 6th grade and will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day. For more information call 784-2993.

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choir was conducted by their own handbell director. The arrangements were very interesting and the variety of sounds and harmonies were very pleasing to the ear. The last part of the concert was medleys from Shrek: The Musical; Seussical, The Musical and a very humorous handbell selection from Spamalot. There were many unusual sounds contained in the Spamalot selection including percussion, whistles, aspirin bottles and etc. The choir performed all these selections with great energy, a lot of body movements, but always with good tone. No shouting or screaming for effect. The concert closed with a setting of one of my favorite texts; the Irish Blessing (May the road rise to meet you). The audience was very enthusiastic and showed their appreciation for a most enjoyable evening.

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Betty and I celebrated 57 years of marriage Sunday, June 5. Some years ago I was informed that June was the best month for marriages, and it certainly has proven so for us, and for two other couples of the Humboldt Church of Christ. Brother and sister Charles and Juanita Overall will observe their anniversary June 17 and brother and sister Michael and Christy Shearon will likewise observe theirs on June 22. And two of our young people, Brittney Nicole Adkisson and Jason Edward Wall were to be married in our building on Saturday, June 11. Yes, it is good that nine came together in the month of June to participate in a lifetime of commitment. No, that isn’t a misprint. In Christian marriages there is always a third person. It is God, and the couple is expected to stay together until death forces a dissolution of the marriage. But there are other good things we of the Humboldt Church of Christ are observing in June. Seven of our members were born in June. They are Louise Lovett (5), Tony Williams (13), Shine Ballentine (16),

Boone Humphreys (18), Charles Overall (19), Juanita Overall (22) and Evelyn Holder (24). If you are in our area Wednesday night June 15, we invite you to meet with us at 7 p.m. when Manley Luscombe, from Cades will be speaking on “When Good Things Happen to Bad People�. This is the third in our Summer Series of 13 gospel preachers. Our Young at Hearts group will be meeting on June 16 for a brown bag lunch, a short lesson presented by brother Tim Roland, and games in our annex. If you would like to join them bring your own brown bag lunch and meet with them at 11 a.m. The church is planning on taking our van to Pleasant Hill Friday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. to meet with other brethren throughout the area for a night of gospel singing. If you would like to know more about what is going on with the Church of Christ at Humboldt you may contact the office on 1515 N. 30th Ave at 784-3862, brother Tim Roland at 487-3255, or myself at 784-8788.

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COMMUNITY Humboldt Chronicle, Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Page 7A

Gibson by Mary Ruth Atkins & Barbara Morris

Barbara: My small garden (four tomatoes, one okra, one bell pepper, one eggplant and one squash) looks sad and thirsty. From time to time I have to go to the professionals like Alan Pafford, Irby Sanders and Velma Malone, for advice and help concerning my garden. Velma has already picked one cucumber and two squash from her garden. And in the past, has won many blue ribbons on her crops at the Gibson County Fair. Alan Pafford has tomatoes plants, 3 feet tall and many green ones, corn, green beans, cucumbers, and to quote Alan “They are pretty.� You can see Irby Sanders’ garden from Highway 79. His tomatoes are “pretty� also; therefore, if my garden dries up I am not going to worry, I’m going to pay visit to Velma, or Alan or Irby. Vacation Bible School at Gibson Baptist Church is over. The average attendance at Bible school was 100. The teachers are tired but have a good feeling about the job they did at bible school. Hopefully this time studying the Bible will make a difference in some child’s life. Fabulous Females will meet on June 24 at the Gibson Store and Cafe in Gibson. You are invited to come and have lunch with these fabulous women. They are fun to be with and the conversation is always lively. Mary Jo Elliott, lives on Rozelle St, has shingles in her eye. Shingles is a painful skin rash, often with blisters. Mary Jo said the pain she is having is quite severe. I remember, A.C. West’s brother had shingles in his eye and he also suffered and was very uncomfortable. A single dose of shingles vaccine is recommended for adults 60 years of age and older. Seeing what Mary Jo and some of my other friends have gone through with shingles, this vaccine might be something worth taking. Ask Mary Jo if you are in doubt. The city planters are beautiful and very colorful. This time of the year with the heat we have been having, it is a huge job keeping these planters watered and healthy. The garden club members are doing a great job keeping them healthy. I read in the Chronicle where Gibson County Special District board authorized purchase of land for $40,000.00 for Medina Elementary School. The city of Gibson has a great piece of land for an elementary school and the land would be free for them to build on. I do not understand why we have been overlooked so many times for a school. We once had a great school, supported by the community and loved by the students. Gibson is the only incorporated town in Gibson County that does not have a school. Suppose I am a Pollyanna, I’m still hoping one day the school board will remember us. Ge Ge Pafford had her surgery but is still in the hospital in Memphis. Our prayers are with her and her family. Mary Ruth: My son came home from the hospital this morning after having cardiac ablation (if you know what that is) and the nurse that checked him out was Johnny and Betty Williams’ daughter. It’s a small world after all. I hope his breathing will improve. I’ve been very worried. Bro. Gib and Ellen Tucker and I have a new air conditioner, so we should be able to keep cool. We jumped from winter to summer. I enjoy sitting

on the carport and bird watching and looking at my day lilies. I have so many lovely ones that I can’t see from the carport and my walking is limited, so I can’t enjoy them all. Lisa Blankenship gave a lecture on Harry Potter at the Milan library Tuesday. There were 30 kids present. Lisa made Harry Potter clothing and modeled it. Louise Prince was hostess to her family reunion this weekend.

Precinct One by Donna Seymour

Pastor Brabham delivered a powerful message during the morning worship service at Morning Star Baptist Church. He stated that we have lost pride in our communities and that we are not our brother’s keepers anymore. He went on to say that part of living is that we live a life that is worth being followed by someone. He posed this question, “What kind of example are you setting?� Last, but not least, he admonished the congregation to hang out with people who have Jesus with them. Saturday was Ladies Day Out for some of MSMBC ladies who could spare some time to motor to Memphis, TN. They reported a very enjoyable time, fellowshipping, shopping, enjoying a delicious meal, and a walk down historic Beale Street. Ladies going on the trip included Stephanie Sharp(WQ Chairperson), Velma Carter and Renee Johnson (Co-Chs), Ruth Jean Brown, Connie Ross, Kathleen Smith, Hazel McCutcheon, Mamie Donald, Margaret Beard, Ann Hicks, Melvie Hicks, Diane Glenn, Felita Gentry and Melvie Gentry. Escorting them around some of the Memphis sights was Memphian Zundra Smith, former Humboldtan. Revival is still in progress at the Lighthouse Of Ministries on Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17, 7 P.M., Craddock Street. Guest speaker will be Bishop Elroy Hicks, The Church of God, Dyer, TN. Host pastors: Apostle Mark Perry & Prophetess Gail Perry. The public is invited. The Pea Ridge Book Club members took a trip this weekend to Hennings, TN, to the Alex Haley Museum & Interpretive Center. They reported having a great time. Following the museum visit, they did some shopping at Charlene’s and enjoy a sumptious lunch. Alex Haley’s book, Roots, was an inspiration to many and inspired many to trace their own roots. Attending

from Humboldt was Alice Murriel. Deborah Hutton Seward is president of the book club. Happy Birthday to Angela Ross, (June 14), LeShante’ Sherrie Tyson(June 16), Linda Fly-Tyson (June 28) and Carolyn Perry (June 24)

Williams Chapel by Brooksie Burnett

Recently at Williams Chapel, the last respects were shown for a dear, and one of the oldest members, Marie Porter. Many friends and family folks joined the bereaved family Saturday at 12 p.m. Sister Flora Claybrook was the M.C. and the Prelude Minister Don Singleton. Amazing Grace was sung and prayer heard. It was a very nice program, with the Eulogy by Minister George Starks, who gave a very fine and heart felt message. Marie became a Christian when she was just a girl and joined Williams Chapel Baptist Church. She was a member for many years. She left a lovely family. Some came from far away cities. Recently we are in the season of more and many occasions, also the season of Father’s Day. I have thought more about Father’s Day. Ideal fathers are what it’s all about. The father has many branches and fields of life. This is about ideal fathers are worthy of great honor. Psalms 8:4, the question was asked “What is a man?� That thou are mindful of him and the Son of Man. That thou visits him for thou hast made him a little lower than the angels and hast crowned him with glory and honor. Thou have made him to have dominion over the works of thy hands and under his feet.� A worthy man is more like God. And also, when that same man finds the woman he loves, she can get his mind, his heart, his keys, his pocket book, if she wants it. Another man said that’s the whole truth. He added that the right kind of woman could change the world through men folk and children. How then? Give her husband more attention, put her mind to her family, take out more time, and sacrifice some things for her family. A good man is like a dear child. The woman he loves can get his heart and mind if she goes at it right. Charity begins at home and it spreads abroad. From home go people to all walks of life. A child’s heart is like a white sheet of paper. Some real facts of life must be printed there. Charity begins at home and it spreads abroad. Some seeds must be

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SPELLING WHIZ - Jasmine Brandt’s well-used study dictionary is marked with reminders, sharing the table with her regional spelling bee trophy.

BY APRIL G. JACKSON Her favorite word is hyperbole. “It’s like saying ‘a mile high ice cream cone’,” explains Jasmine Brandt. Words are her specialty and at 12-years-old, she’s just beginning to explore all their possibilities. Jasmine recently returned from Washington D.C., where she was among 275 spelling bee winners from around the world, competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She qualified by winning the West Tennessee Regional Spelling Bee in March, outspelling 35 other students. She was a little surprised when she won the regional: “But I knew some didn’t study as much, so that gave me an advantage.” “I like words. I’ve always enjoyed words and spelling,” says Jasmine, but she adds she isn’t particularly fond of English studies. “But I really like reading.” She recalls understanding the impact of words when she forged ahead of the 3rd grade spelling book a few years ago. And her mom, Bethany, recalls Jasmine teaching herself to read at 4-years old. At the nationals, Jasmine tied for 42nd place and the top 41 went on to the semi-finals. She enjoyed meeting students from around the world, including China, Japan, South Korea and Jamaica. She intends to study harder and compete again inext year.

The homeschooled 6th grader was at her first spelling bee as a 4th grader and has competed each year since then. To her spelling is fun, but bees require disciplined study. “Serdab,”for instance, is a basement. It was one of the words she spelled correctly in the national contest. Unfortunately, she says, she’s a visual learner. Definitions help a great deal, especially with homonyms (words that sound alike but are spelled differently with different meanings). Once she has learned a set of new words, in a couple of months, she admits she forgets. To stay sharp, she makes lists of words and goes back to them two weeks or a month later to review. Although she knows many, she doesn’t ever expect to learn them all. She notes there are 475,000 words in the 11pound dictionary she studies from. Page markers peep from the massive volume showing her study trails. Jasmine is the daughter of Bethany and John Brandt of Humboldt. She has a sister, Hannah and a brother, Noah. Her dad and sister joined her on the Washington trip where they enjoyed a capitol tour during an unseasonably hot spring. “We are so proud of her. John and I were more nervous than she was at the regional bee,” laughs Mrs. Brandt. Looking to the future, Jasmine’s options are wide open and she’s interested in many professions. “Maybe TV, “ she says, “or journalism, or maybe working in spelling bees.”

Three Way city budget ok’d with no property tax increase

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BOYS, GIRLS CLUB DONATION – Dr. Louis and Debbie Murphy (center) present a check to support the Boys and Girls Club of Humboldt to club president and board members recently. The Boys and Girls Club home in the former Childtown building on Osborne is under renovations and the club is planned to open there this summer. Fundraising continues and for as little as a $1 a day, anyone can help. Call the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce at 784-1842. ROTARY SPEAKER – Matt Sturdivant (center) with Northwest Kids Hunting for a Cure presented the program during the Humboldt Rotary Club meeting last Friday. Sturdivant preaches at First Baptist Church in Bruceton. Two days after accepting the job, he was contacted to head up Kids Hunting for a Cure. Their first event was a turkey hunt for 118 kids, one per farm with a guide and a cameraman. ESPN Outdoors filmed the event, which raised $35,000 for cancer research and other childhood illnesses. Joining Sturdivant are his father, Rob Sturdivant, and program chair, Greer Lashlee photo by DANNY WADE

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As the city of Three Way continues to grow and even thrive, leaders say they are proud to able to maintain city operations with no property tax increases to its residents. During the June 6 Three Way Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, board members approved the first reading of the 2011-12 city budget. Budget numbers show that the property tax rate shall remain the same as 57¢ per $100 accessed value. Mayor Jimmy Hill, along with city treasurer/recorder Terresa Vanover, presented the budget. With revenues proposed to be just over a half million dollars in the general fund and slightly under $50,000 in the street fund, the total amounts to $567,166. With fund balances in both the general and street funds, the 2011-12 budgets projects a total of funds available to be $1,132,715.

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Temperatures on the rise, Cal Ripken League heats up BY BARRY DELOACH With just a couple of weeks left in the regular season, games are really heating up. On Monday night last week, the Pirates beat the Dodgers in the bottom of the fourth as Shane Hinson scored on a wild pitch for a 12-11 win for the Chamber of Commerce. Then on Tuesday night, the Dodgers took it on the chin again as the Exchange Yankees broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the fourth when Larry Johnson Jr. scored the goahead run to go up 5-4. Johnson then struck out the side in the top of the fifth to earn the win for the Yankees. Pirates 12 Dodgers 11 The Rotary Dodgers jumped out of the gates quickly in the top of the first as they sent eight batters to the plate in the inning. Jordan Powell got things going with a single to start the game followed by walks to Qua Cunningham, Michael Scott, Izaya Brown and Isaac Cunningham. Powell, Q. Cunningham and Scott all came around to score. The Dodgers did however leave two runners on in scoring position. The Pirates got a 1-out double from Matthew Watson and then an RBI-double off the bat of Tyler Boykin to cut the lead down to 31. Powell started on the hill for the Dodgers and got a fly ball to centerfield to end the scoring threat. Rotary added to their lead in the top of the second as Powell and Dylan Todd walked and scored on back-to-back hits from Scott and Brown to push their lead to 5-1. The Chamber then pounced all over the Dodgers in the bottom half of the second frame. The Pirates sent 14 batters to the plate in the inning as five walks prolonged the inning for the Dodgers. Adam and Shane Hinson had the only two hits of the inning and when the dust settled on the second inning, the Pirates had scored nine times and led 10-5. The Dodgers were not fazed at all by the Pirates as they kept their cool and battled right back.

I. Cunningham and Tavious Bell walked and scored on a hit from Powell. Q. Cunningham walked with one out and both would score on passed balls to make it a 10-9 game with the Pirates still in the lead. Q. Cunningham pitched in the third and fourth for the Dodgers.

Cunningham gave up a one-out triple to Watson and he scored on a wild pitch to put the Pirates up 11-9. The Dodgers tied the game in the fourth as Brown led off with a triple and scored. Marquise Shutes doubled and scored and just like that it was a whole new ballgame.

The Pirates would however get one more at bat. S. Hinson walked to start the bottom of the fourth and after a couple of strikeouts, stood at third base as the winning run. Another wild pitch easily allowed Hinson to score to win the game in exciting form, 12-11. Boykin pitched the fourth inning

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TAGGED OUT - Rotary Dodgers’ catcher, Tyler Todd, tags out Chamber of Commerce’s Tyler Berryman as he tries to avoid the tag at home plate. The Pirates however won the game 12-11 over the Dodgers.

for the Pirates and was the winning hurler. Watson and Hinson each scored three runs for the Pirates. Powell scored three times, Scott, Q. Cunningham, and I. Cunningham led the Dodgers with two runs scored each. Yankees 6 Dodgers 5 The Dodgers were involved in their second one-run loss in as many nights and on Tuesday lost to the Yanks 6-5. Rotary scored first on the Yankees as Shutes walked and scored on a hit from Brown. With two down, Scott doubled to left and the Dodgers held an early 2-0 lead on the Exchange Yankees. The Yankees hung a big fat “5” on the scoreboard to start their half of the first. Walks to Johnson and Ladarina McCurry followed by a double from Mondez Donald tied the game at 2-2. Josh Milam and Qua Parks would walk as well and all three would later score on wild pitches and the Yankees were up 5-2. Q. Cunningham relieved in the first, getting the last out of the inning and then pitched the rest of the game for the Dodgers. Johnson went the distance for the Yankees. It stayed 5-2 until the top of the third. Powell singled and scored on a hit from Tyler Todd as the Dodgers edged back in the game at 5-3. Cunningham struck out the side in the third to keep his team in the game. In the visitors half of the fourth, Shutes singled and Brown doubled. Both runners would score and Rotary tied the game up at 5-5. In the Yanks half of the fourth, Johnson singled and scored on a hit from Donald to put this team back up 6-5. In the top of the fifth, the Dodgers put two on with two out as Brown and Powell singled but Johnson struck out the last batter to seal the win for the Yankees. Shutes and Brown each scored twice for the Dodgers in a losing cause. Johnson was the winning pitcher for the Exchange Yankees and also scored the winning run.

Reds, Medina teams claim wins as season winds down BY BARRY DELOACH Hometown Pharmacy beat up on the BancorpSouth Marlins on Monday night last week as 10 straight batters scored for Medina Pharmacy to begin the game as they rolled to a 19-2 win. The Reds outlasted the Athletics 16-11 in a marathon type game. Medina Banking beat the Yankees rather handily in the nightcap on Monday winning 12-3. Then on Tuesday night, the Pirates scored in every inning and beat the Marlins 15-3. Hometown Pharm 19 Marlins 2 The Marlins were completely overmatched from the get-go in

this game. Hometown Pharmacy sent 16 batters to the plate in the top of the first. The first 10 batters scored before an out was recorded by the Marlins’ defense. Chandler Maynard, Levi Schlesinger, Garrett Newbill and Matt Davidson all had extra base hits in the frame as 12 of the 16 batters score. The Marlins were down and the only thing to be determined was the final score. James Crews was the winning pitcher only gave up one hit the Marlins. Carlton Childs walked and scored

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TEE IT UP - Joe Harris of the State Farm Padres takes a big swing at the baseball on the tee during action at the T-ball field last week. The Padres took on the King Tire Co. Giants.

on a hit from Noah Templin as the game ended on the 10-run rule with Hometown Pharmacy winning 192. Newbill scored four times to lead Hometown Pharmacy. Crews scored three times for Medina. Reds 16 Athletics 11 The Reds used walks to Kodie Thompson, K.J. Champion and Antonio Champion to take a 3-0 lead. The A’s score twice in the home half of the first as Terrence Pirtle and Mason Jones scored to cut it to a 3-2 game. The Reds then added to their lead in the top of the second as they plated six more runners and upped their lead to 9-2 and the Spinners Athletics never got closer than five in the game. Alan Jones walked and scored for the A’s in the second to make it 9-3. The Reds kept pouring it on in the third as Blake Loflin, Chris Bryson, K.J. Champion and A. Champion all scored to make it 13-3. The Athletics scored in every inning but could only manage a couple runs at a time as Marquez Pirtle and Jones scored to make it 13-5. The A’s defense kept the Reds from scoring in the fourth and then added two more tallies in bottom of the fourth as Destric Johnson and Jaleel Hoyle cut into the lead at 13-7. The Reds then put the game away with three more runs in the fifth as

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Chase to legislators: Stay out of TWRA’s business BY BETTY BEAN THE SHOPPER NEWS, KNOXVILLE Mike Chase is a tough guy who has had a spectacularly successful career in the restaurant industry. He’s been a fixture in Tennessee business and politics for two decades and his 17restaurant Copper Cellar Corp. stretches from Gatlinburg to Nashville. He is a Democrat whose support is courted by both major parties and friends occasionally kid him about a passing resemblance to Tony Soprano. Those who know him best, however, say he’s happiest when he’s fishing. That’s probably why he lights up when he talks about his six years on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission, which oversees the operations of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Chase was appointed by former Gov. Phil Bredesen and served as chair in 2010 and until his term was up earlier this year. He is an enthusiastic booster of the agency’s mission. “I don’t think most people know that the agency doesn’t get any money from the state. It is totally selffunded through hunting and fishing license sales. One of the things I would like to see is a portion of the

sales of all boating, fishing and hunting licenses go to fund the agency,” Chase said. “The sale of hunting licenses has been on the decline for years. “I don’t think the average person realizes what a wildlife officer has to deal with on a daily basis,” he said, mentioning a wildlife officer who worked a 20hour shift dealing with a woman who had two fingers ripped off in a water skiing accident and a bear that was sighted and trapped in South Knoxville. “And I wonder if the average person realizes that the management job the agency does has made hunting what it is today in the state of Tennessee. Twenty years ago, we probably had wild turkeys in six or eight counties. Now, they’re all over the place. Something like 36-38,000 of them are harvested every year. The same thing can be said for deer, and the same has taken place in our lakes and reservoirs and rivers for fishing. Look at the trout below Norris Dam or in the Caney Fork River. Somebody has to raise and stock these trout. If you’re a hunter or a fisherman, you’ve sure got to give credit to somebody.” Chase is modest about his role in shaping policy, but says he’s proud of prodding

the agency to spend money on hatcheries.“Since I have such an interest in fishing, I wanted to get our hatcheries to where we could start meeting the needs of fishermen out there as far as producing fish. Most of our lakes are past their prime as far as fishing goes, and it’s necessary to restock them. Under Gov. Bredesen, there was a strong emphasis on state parks and tourism, and this is part of it. Our lakes need to be attractive to outof-staters who come to fish. It’s an important part of our economy and economic development for the future. I felt it was very important.” Chase said politics never played a part in the board’s decisions but sometimes were imposed from the outside. He is, for example, adamantly opposed to Rep. Frank Niceley’s deer farming bill, which was defeated this session. “In listening to the people I knew whom I have to respect, it would have been a very bad thing for wildlife in the state of Tennessee. Sometimes I think some of the legislators resent the independence of the commission – but that’s the reason the commission was set up – to keep it separate from the political in Nashville. “The agency has to be constantly monitoring

PROPERTY TRANSFERS Robert C. Wyndham and wife, Virginia J. Wyndham, by and through her attorneyin-fact, Robin Wyndham Allen to Robin Wyndham Allen – 8th CD Margaret Meadows, Norma Sowell, Beverly Murphy, Jerry Eubanks, Gail Johns Abbey, Steve W. Johns, Randy Johns, Kristi Johns Harper, Teresa Johns McConnell, Rhonda Johns Massey and Bandon Johns, the heirs at law of Virginia J. Coats, a/k/a Mary Virginia Coats, and Jerry Eubanks and Beverly Murphy, the heirs at law of Jamie J. Eubanks, a/ k/a Jamie McMinn, to Ricky Ferrell and wife, Christy Ferrell and Frank West and wife, Virginia West – 13th CD Jason Matthew Dement to Cool Springs Properties, LLC Barbara McCall to Autumn N. Wynn – 2nd CD James T. Ryal, Jr. and Dee Ann Allen to Karla Chavarria – Dyer Robert L. Duvall and wife, Norma Jane Duvall to Robert M. Chapman – 3rd CD David T. Bunney and wife, Karla K. Bunney to Brian Miller and wife, Ashley Miller – 2nd CD James Yarbrough to Michael Taylor Cole and wife, Monica Lisa Cole – 7th CD Jerry E. Winberry and wife, Debbie Winberry to Sarah Johnson and husband, William D. Johnson Jerry E. Winberry and wife, Deborah Winberry to William S. Miller and wife,

Laura J. Miller J.L. Needham and wife, Lisa Needham to Derek Bryant and wife, Jenny Bryant – 8th CD Oneida Cunningham Blurton to Danny Roberts and wife, Karen B. Roberts – 11th CD Dorothe B. Roberson

Horne, Michael E. Roberson, Marilyn L. Roberson and Sherrill R. Gregory to Cynthia McCurrie – Humboldt Sheila M. Lewis to Anthony Trent Warren and wife, Teresa D. Warren – Trenton see PROPERTY page 4B

TRUSTEE SALE NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 27, 2006, executed by Angela Joy Riddle and William Riddle, conveying certain real property therein described to Holmes, Rich, & Sigler, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee recorded October 6, 2006, in Deed Book 894, Page 1317-1337; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2007-NC2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007NC2 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on July 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the GIBSON County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held at the GIBSON Courthouse, located in Trenton, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Gibson County, Tennessee, to wit: BEING LOT NO. 401 OF THE WESTWIND SUBDIVISION, MEDINA, TENNESSEE, SECTION IV, A PLAT OF WHICH APPEARS OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET C, SLIDE 58 AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS RECORDED IN ORBV 672, PAGE 314, AND AMENDMENT TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS RECORDED IN ORBV 676, PAGE 75

IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, REFERENCED TO WHICH IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO THE GRANTORS HEREIN BY DEED OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 894 PAGE 1315 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 281 Mary Kay Drive, Medina, TN 38355. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Angela Joy Riddle OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: PROFESSIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; 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 to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. 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. 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 Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #13131: 2011-06-15 2011-06-22, 2011-06-29

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what’s going on and try not to let these private acts pass. There would be different rules in every county. There would be no statewide enforcement, especially for the last two years because

there’s been such a change in Nashville. Even a few bills, which have been withdrawn, to allow the Legislature to appoint commissioners and even put legislators on the commission, I personally

think would be the death of the commission. The existing format has been working with great success and they need to leave it alone. Leave the commission alone. Leave the agency alone.”

submitted photo TOURNEY WINNERS - Gibson County Bass Club held their 4th club tournament of the year. They launched from the pumping station on the Big Sandy River. Hot weather did not slow many folks down. Mike Williams (left) of Milan brought in a limit to take top honors with 15 lbs, 11 ozs. George Bingham (middle) also brought in a limit of 5 to weigh in at 15 lbs., 4 ozs.. Dana Silas (right) of Jackson was 3rd with a catch of 14 lbs. 11 ozs. He also had big fish, 5lbs, 9 ozs. Gibson County Bass Club had 8 boats to catch and release 46 fish for a total weight of 123 lbs. Their next tournament is June 25, 2011. If you would like to fish with the Gibson County Bass Club, please call Mike Williams, 613-1593, Brad Allen,445-0156 or Dana Silas 217-9302.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Jared Steven Farmer of Milan and Candice Marie Martin Whitney of Milan Jack Aaron Leonard of Big Sandy and Elizabeth Ann McCurdy of Dyer James Louis Brasfield of Humboldt and Whitney Paige King of Humboldt Mark Anthony Johnson of Dyer and Christine Marie Flowers of Dyer James Timothy Lawrence of Humboldt and Joyce Ann

Williams of Humboldt Jimmy Wayne Rogers of Brownsville and Carol Michelle Wright Rogers of Milan Billy Ray Lee of Milan and Tina Ann Collins of Milan Floyd Hessie Wardlow of Humboldt and Zelodius Lafrancine Willett of Humboldt Billy Joe Lewis, II of Humboldt and Chelsea

Elizabeth Horn of Cookeville Karl Dewey Miller, Jr. of Milan and Amber Lynn Garrison of Milan Melvin Stephen Watson of Humboldt and Della Mae Walker Lyons of Humboldt Stephen Carl Mullins of Humboldt and Nichole Marie Capps of Atwood Kenneth Dewayne Wright of Milan and Takisha Lanise Flake of Milan

HUMBOLDT POLICE REPORT The Humboldt Police Department reported the following arrests from May 30, 2011 through June 12, 2011: •Beasley, Dorothes Therese, 22, of Humboldt.; Arrest date & location: 06/11/2011, Jackson Hwy at Sugar Creek; Charges: criminal impersonation. Arresting officer: Ptl Nierbenberger •Bryson, Preston Andrew, 34, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 06/05/2011, 80 Etheridge St.; Charges: picked up for other agency. Arresting officer: Sgt Roy Hudson •Buchanan, Cheri Lunn, 39, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 06/08/2011, 2815 Mitchell St.; Charges: picked up for other agency. Arresting officer: Griffin C •Butler, Brittnie Nichole, 18, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 06/04/2011, Central & McLin; Charges: mfg/del/sell controlled substance, possession of Sch IV, possession of drug praaphernalia, contributing to delinquency of minor. Arresting officer: Ptl C Griffin •Butler, Dennis Joseph, 40, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 05/30/2011,HPD;

Charges: forgery, theft of property. Arresting officer: Lt Buchanan •Gaines, Ricky Eugene, 49, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 05/31/2011, Maple Street; Charges: aggravated assault. Arresting officer: E Jones •Harr, Barbara Ann, 49, of Trenton, Tenn.; Arrest date & location: 06/05/2011, Mom’s Grill; Charges: public intoxication, Arresting officer: Ptl T Adams •Harris, Jasmine Dezire, 19, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 06/04/2011, Central & McLin; Charges: contributing to delinquency of minor, possession of drug paraphernalia. Arresting officer: Ptl Kenny Rich •Huspon, Andrea Antonio, 36, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 06/05/2011, 901 N 21st; Charges: driving rev/ susp/exp license. Arresting officer: Ptl M Neirenberg •Jones, Keith Lamorris, 40, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 06/11/2011, 1631 Poplar; Charges: domestic assault. Arresting officer: D Jones •McCurry, Cordarious Demarcus, 19, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location:

06/07/2011, Stop & Shop; Charges: disorderly conduct, evading arrest, resisting arrest/stop, halt, frisk. Arresting officer: Ptl Griffin •Moon, Charles Anthony, 22, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 05/31/2011, 2513 Maple Street; Charges: possession of Sch IV, possession of drug paraphernalia, fradulent use of credit/debit card, forgery, theft of property. Arresting officer: Sgt Williams •Newhouse, Vincent Cardell, 40, of Trenton, Tenn.; Arrest date & location: 06/12/2011, First State Bank; Charges: driving rev/ susp/exp license. Arresting officer: Ptl Kevin Hill •Oliver, Edward James, 20, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 06/10/2011, 2017 McKnight; Charges: mfg/del/sell controlled substance. Arresting officer: Nierenberger •Palmer, Michael Lynn, 32, of Gadsden, Tenn.; Arrest date & location: 06/08/2011, 2017 McKnight; Charges: domestic assault. Arresting officer: Ptl C Griffin •Payne, Corey Lavelle, 18, of Humboldt; Arrest date see POLICE page 3B

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PROPERTY TRANSFERS from page 2B Randy M. Holloway to Kirsten M. Piazza – 21st CD

Roger D. Reasons and wife, Judith D. Reasons to Sergio Zarate and wife, Anna Zarate – 3rd CD

Larry Beverley and wife, Sharon Beverly to Larry Caldwell – 14th CD Ronald Warren and wife,

THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: R.N. “Bo” Taylor Attorney at Law 305 Fourteenth Avenue, North Nashville, Tennessee 37203 (615) 859-0060

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE DEFAULT having occurred in the performing terms of a promissory note described and secured by a Deed of Trust of record in Book 562, Page 327, and re-recorded in Book 561, Page 431, Register’s Office for Gibson County, Tennessee, and executed on the 21st day of November, 1998 by Charles E. Pettigrew, Jr. conveying the propety therein described to Sandy Klein, Trustee, to secure said indebtedness therein described to Tennessee mobile Home SLS/Milan.. Said Deed of trust having been assigned to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. of record in Book 788 , Page 561 , Register’s Office for Gibson County, Tennessee. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. executed and Appointment of Substitute Trustee, naming R.N. “BO” TAYLOR as Substitute Trustee, which is of record in Record Book 956, Pages 2069-2070 in the Register’s Office for Gibson County, Tennessee. And DEFAULT having been made in the promising terms of said Deed of Trust, which contains the power to sell upon default, the owner and holder, in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, hereby declares the entire debt due and payable and demands that the said R.N. “BO” TAYLOR, Substitute Trustee, sell the property in accordance with said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that I, R.N. “BO” TAYLOR, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by said Deed of Trust, will on July 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the front door of the Courthouse in Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, and free from the equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, the following land in Gibson County, Tennessee, described as follows: Beginning on an iron pin set in the South margin of State Route 420, which point is the Northwest corner of Edgar Lee (Deed Book 145, Page 375) and the Northeast corner of the herein described tract: Thence, from the point of beginning, and with the West line of Edgar Lee, South 02 degrees 06 minutes 00 seconds West 95.00 feet to an iron pin set in the north line of James Armour: Thence, with the North line of James Amour, North 89 degrees 00 minutes 30 seconds West 118.01 feet to an iron pin set in the Southeast corner of David Hunt: Thence, with the East line of David Hunt, North 00 degrees 54 minutes 00 seconds East 95.00 feet to an iron pin set in the South margin of State Route 420: Thence, with the South margin of said Highway, South 89 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 120.00 feet to the point of beginning containing 0.260 acres. This survey was prepared by Reasons Engineering & Associates, Inc., R.L.S. #508. Being the same property conveyed to grantors herein by Deed of record in Deed Book 559, Page 395, Register’s Office for Gibson County, Tennessee. This property includes a 1997 Mobile home VIN number CH1AL14980, which was purchased under an installment contractsecurity agreement which evidences the deed of trust and which will stay with the land. The sale of this property is pursuant to Section 9604 of the Uniform Commercial Code and Tennessee Annotated Code 47-9-604. 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. Said sale will be in bar of the right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower, but subject to all tax and prior liens of record in the Register’s Office for Montgomery County, Tennessee, which are applicable to this property and unpaid real estate taxes, if any. 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 sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. 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. The 60 day notice of the right to foreclose, in accordance with T.C.A. 35-5-101, was sent by United States Mail, postage prepaid to Charles Pettigrew on December 11, 2010. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated, this 9th day of June, 2011. ___________________________________ R.N. “Bo” Taylor, Substitute TrusteeAttorney at Law 305 Fourteenth Avenue, North Nashville, Tennessee 37203 (615) 859-0060 SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A Dates of Publication: June 15, June 22, June 29, 2011

Elizabeth S. Warren to Terri West U.S. Bank, National Association, N.D. to Eric L. Cates – 13th CD Joshua Wesley Bryant to Shannon M. Winfrey – 2nd CD Lincoln Carnes, Mary

Pettie, Billy Carnes, Bobby Carnes, James Edward Carnes, Jr., Quincy Carnes, Yolanda Carnes, Christal Carnes and Wilma Nettles Carnes to James Edward Carnes, Jr. – 12 and 13th CD Judith Ann Haynes, Pamela C. Wyont and Dixie

NOTICE OF MEETING The Northwest Tennessee Development District Executive Committee and Northwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency Policy Council will meet in regular session at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011. at the Head Start Central Office located at 938 Walnut Avenue West in McKenzie, TN.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF HUMBOLDT Notice is hereby given that the City of Humboldt will hold a public hearing on Ordinance #2011-01 at 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 27, 2011, in the Municipal Building Courtroom, 1421 Osborne Street. ORDINANCE NO. 2011-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HUMBOLDT, TENNESSEE PROVIDING THAT THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE LAST FISCAL YEAR SHALL BECOME THE APPROPRIATIONS OF THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR, UNTIL THE ADOPTION OF THE NEW BUDGET ORDINANCE. The public is invited to attend.

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Lee McAdoo to Mary C. Staggs – 13th CD J. Lewis Perry, IV and wife, Cassandra D. Perry to Randall Brantley – 3rd CD WMB Investments, LLC to Jerry Maitland – 7th CD Darnessa Lefevre to Chad Johnson and wife, Meredith B. Johnson – 2nd CD Jerry Maitland to Adrian Ewell Tommy R. Carter and wife, Brenda Gale Carter to Douglas Clay Rich and wife, Lorie Ann Rich – Medina Douglas E. Shepherd, Jr. and Edna Shepherd to Deborah Goff – 9th CD Clark Family Holdings, LLC to Evan B. Johnsey and wife, Courtni Johnsey – Medina James Glover Wright to Christopher Parham – Dyer James L. Bruce to Martha Sue Flowers – 13th CD First State Finance, Inc. to Diane W. Taylor – Humboldt Jason P. Harper and Kent Ford, Jr. to Adam J. Zion – Trenton Tracy Pickard to William Crossnoe – 3rd CD Franklin Turner, Judy Webb, Patricia Forrester, Ricky Turner and William Turner and Kay Turner to Joe Jenkins and wife, Diane Jenkins

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE WHEREAS, on September 14, 2010, EDWARD B. ATNIPP, by Deed of Trust of record in Record Book 949, at Page 2217, in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee, conveyed the following described property in trust to secure the payment of a Promissory Note in the original principal amount of Eighteen Thousand Forty Nine and 97/100 Dollars ($18,049.97), payable to First State Finance, Inc.; and WHEREAS, the undersigned was appointed Substitute Trustee by First State Finance, Inc., which appointment will be recorded in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee prior to the deed evidencing this sale; and WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness and other provisions of the Deed of Trust have been violated, and FIRST STATE FINANCE, INC., the lawful owner and holder of the indebtedness, has declared the entire amount due and payable as provided by the Deed of Trust in accordance with its terms, and instructed the undersigned to foreclose. NOW, THEREFORE, the public is hereby notified that the undersigned Substitute Trustee will sell the hereinafter described real estate at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, for cash in hand paid, at the south door of the Courthouse at Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee, on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at 2:30 o’clock p.m., said property to be sold in bar of the equity of redemption and subject to the lien of all special assessments against it. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within a reasonable time to be announced at the sale, the next highest bidder will be deemed the successful bidder. Lying, and being situate in the City of Humboldt, 3rd Civil District of Gibson County, Tennessee, bounded and described as follows; to-wit: Beginning at a stake in the East margin of 21st Avenue, at the Southwest corner of Henry Holmes lot, which stake is approximately 164 feet South of the South margin of the ditch bank on Ferrell Street and 153 feet South of the South margin of Ferrell Street, runs thence East with Holmes’ South margin line 100 feet, then South 103 feet to stake, runs thence, West 100 feet to 21st Avenue, runs thence, North 103 feet to the point of beginning. It being the same property as that described in a Warranty Deed from Edward B. Atnipp to Edward B. Atnipp, dated December 13, 2004, and of record in Record Book 833, at page 242, in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. Map 170B, Group H, Parcel 013.00 The street address of the above described property is believed to be 900 N. 21st Ave., Humboldt, Tennessee 38343, but such address is not part of the legal description and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Other interested parties: None. Title to said property is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell as Substitute Trustee only and will assign to the purchaser all covenants of warranty contained in said Deed of Trust. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. Said sale may be adjourned to another time or may be postponed to another date by public announcement at the appointed time of sale without readvertisement. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. WITNESS my signature, this the 1st day of June, 2011. KIZER, BONDS, HUGHES & BOWEN, LLC BY: STEPHEN L. HUGHES Substitute Trustee P. O. Box 320 Milan, Tennessee 38358 (731) 686-1198 INSERTION DATES: June 1, 2011, June 8, 2011, June 15, 2011

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TRUSTEE SALE situated in Gibson County, Tennessee, to wit: LAND SITUATED IN GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE: BEGINNING AT A STAKE IN THE NORTH MARGIN OF WILLIAMSON STREET AT THE CURB LINE, AND AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THIS TRACT WHICH IS THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF PROPERTY BELONGING TO HAROLD YORK; RUNS THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AND WITH THE WEST LINE OF PROPERTY BELONGING TO HAROLD YORK, 155 FEET TO A STAKE; RUNS THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION AND ALMOST PARALLEL WITH WILLIAMSON STREET, CROSSING A DRAINAGE DITCH, 60 FEET TO A STAKE; RUNS THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION ENTERING DITCH AND ON WITH THE CENTER OF THE DITCH AND WITH THE EAST LINE OF PROPERTY BELONGING TO LENA CROSS, 155 FEET TO A STAKE IN THE NORTH MARGIN OF WILLIAMSON STREET; RUNS THENCE IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION WITH CURB LINE AND AT THE NORTH MARGIN OF WILLIAMSON STREET, 62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY: BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DEBRA BATES AT WARRANTY DEED DATED 01/30/87, AT BOOK 284, PAGE 464 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF GIBSON COUNTY, TN. TAX PARCEL NUMBER: 140CK 13 011.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2068 WILLIAMSON STREET, MILAN, TN 38358 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 2068 Williamson Street, Milan, TN 38358. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Debra Bates OTHER

INTERESTED PARTIES: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for WMC Mortgage Corp. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; 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 to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. 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. 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 Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. rubinlublin.com/property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #13070: 201106-08 2011-06-15, 2011-06-22

107 W. Court Square Trenton, TN 38382 731-855-9899 FAX: 731-855-9897

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June 20, 2011 1:00 p.m. #259 Joe Gray #240 Betty Rinne #183 Susan Day #385 Eunice Phillips #280 Tiany Dance

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 19, 2006, executed by Debra Bates, conveying certain real property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss,Attorney, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee recorded January 4, 2007, in Deed Book 899, Page 1674-1688; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the GIBSON County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held at the GIBSON Courthouse, located in Trenton, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property

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Humboldt Chronicle June 15 2011