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HHA marks 60 years with open house Ribbon cutting, tours held at new Rosedale duplexes

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The Humboldt Housing Authority commemorated their 60-year anniversary last Friday by hosting an open house for its new duplexes, located at Rosedale Courts. The HHA was organized July 31, 1951, and Rosedale Courts was its first site, developed in 1958, under the leadership of Mayor H.J. Foltz and J.D. Senter, Jr., who was selected as the first executive director in 1952. This open house represents the first phase of a revitalization project of the housing authority, said

current executive director Patricia Taylor. Nine buildings were demolished in 2010, and three new units have been constructed and two are underway at the site. The new duplexes were funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). All the materials, ranging from the sheetrock and faucets to trusses and nails, used in the new duplexes were made in America by American workers. Forsythe Construction Company of Jackson, Tenn. built the new units.

According to Taylor, the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 was passed to provide an opportunity for lowincome citizens to have access to decent housing that was being provided in the private sector. This mission continues with over 3,000 housing authorities across the country of providing safe, decent, and sanitary housing. “Even though housing remains transitional, the needs of families utilizing this service have changed,� see HHA page 14


TOURING NEW ROSEDALE - At the Rosedale Courts open house last week, Myrtle Fitzgerald and Donna Seymour (from left) admire a photo display of the current board and staff of Humboldt Housing Authority.

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Roe’s bond denied Molly Jane Roe

Former Humboldt resident Molly Jane Roe appeared in Crockett County General Sessions Court on Thursday, July 28, 2011, to waive her right to a preliminary hearing for charges stemming from the death of 17-month-old Maleeya Marie Murley. Bond was denied in the case. According to documents filed with the Crockett General Session Court, Maleeya was in Roe’s care at the

Alumni add Red, Gold Pride at HHS stadium Humboldt High School Alumni Association transformed the home of the Vikings last Saturday. Page 6

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB BENEFITS – Andrea Stewart, director of the Humboldt Boys & Girls Club, checks out one of the brand new computers donated to the club by InfoStructure. The 13 new computers were installed by InfoStructure’s Dustin Tywman (left) in the computer lab and offices. John Scruggs, marketing manager looks on as Stewart gives one of the computers a test drive.

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Wade retires at F&M, Three Way After a 20-year career in banking, the past seven at Farmers & Merchants Bank of Three Way, Paul Wade is retiring. Wade congratulates his successor, Brent Attaway, as F&M’s new city president. Page 2

BY DANNY WADE The Humboldt Boys & Girls Club is set to open within a few days. Last week the club got a boost when the local cable television and internet provider donated new computers. InfoStructure purchased and donated 13 brand new computers for the club’s computer lab and offices. They also wired the entire building for cable and internet, and will provide services free for a year, according to InfoStructure’s manager of marketing and PR, John Scruggs. “The computers are 23-inch, wireless, all-in-one desktop computers,� Scruggs noted. “We also moved eight of the better computers from Weed and Seed.�

Scruggs said the club’s chairman of the board, Ralph Jones III, approached InfoStructure owner, Frank Warmath, a few months ago, looking for contributions. Since telecommunications is InfoStructure’s specialty, Warmath offered their cable and internet services, computers, wiring and labor to get everything set up and running. “We’re excited to support such a positive community venture as the Humboldt Boys & Girls Club,� Warmath said. “Frank called several months ago and said he would donate computers, including the wiring,�

396 tons of mostly storm debris removed in June alone

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New prinicpal to welcome middle-schoolers back BY DANNY WADE With Lillian Shelton leaving the principal’s position at Humboldt Middle School and accepting her new position as data coordinator for the entire school district, Superintendent Steve Bayko is pleased to announce her replacement. Patrice Richardson is the new HMS

principal. Her first day on the job was Monday, July 25. Richardson brings plenty of experience to Humboldt City Schools. Since 2002, she worked as supervisor of testing instructor for the entire Jackson-Madison County School System. “Right now, it is a steep learning curve, which

is perfectly natural,� Richardson said of being hired less than two weeks before the start of the new school year. “I’m excited about the opportunity to make a positive impact in students and student achievement.� Her first week on the job, see PRINCIPAL page 3

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BY APRIL G. JACKSON The clean up after spring’s extreme storms continues in Humboldt. City board members met last week heard an update from Bryan Barker of Barker Brother’s Waste. Massive amounts of spring storm debris have been removed from the city but it is a slow process. Barker Brother’s records for the past two springs mirror the usual early spring clean up but add severe storm damage clean up at the same time and the amounts are

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Utility board recesses after two hours Raises okayed in 2011-12 budget

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TOWNHOUSE FIRE – Humboldt firefighters were on the scene of this fire in one of the townhouses on Spangler Drive. The unit received smoke and water damage.

City from page 1 staggering. In May 2011, almost 375 tons of storm debris and brush was removed from Humboldt. This does not include residential trash pickups. Earlier this year, in January the removal was only 137 tons. It went up to 192 in February and then leaped to 337 in March and has been climbing since then. In June this year, 396 tons were removed from Humboldt. That amount reflects 256 large truckloads of mostly storm debris. Mayor Allen Barker said the city is divided into five pickup routes for trash and claw truck service. When on schedule, both the trash and claw truck run the same route, one route in one day. After the damaging storms of springtime, one route could take weeks to complete. “Three to six months to clean up after a significant storm is not unusual,� the mayor said. Other towns in this area are going through the same thing this summer. Some areas of Nashville have been scheduled for clean up as far out as October and November, he said. Humboldt’s storms and the following clean up left huge piles of limbs and debris across town. Tree trimmers hired by residents


are required by the city to haul away their debris but sometimes do not. Residents are reminded not to place piles of brush under trees or near guy wires where the claw cannot be used to pick them up. In other action, the city board heard from Friends of the Humboldt Library who are concerned about conditions there including peeling paint, mildew and mold. Mike Barker, a member of the Friends of the Library, says they are concerned about possible damage to the computer center, books and research materials. The friends group has installed three new windows in the children’s library and installed two televisions. Engineers will be looking at the library, Mayor Barker said. Like several city buildings, the library has a flat roof and developed leaks after strong storms. “I’m not convinced it’s the roof, it could be walls or windows,� the mayor said. Five city buildings developed leaks after a recent storm. Fire Station No. 1 and the Senior Citizens Center roof have been repaired. The library, the old Stigall gymnasium and the Municipal Center still await repair. The city’s insurers are looking at all the roofs, the mayor said.

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club director, Andrea Stewart said last week. “We are very grateful.� InfoStructure also made another donation, this one is not technology based. The large wooden Mickey Mouse statue that once welcomed customers in the InfoStructure lobby now graces the lobby of the Boys & Girls Club. The computer lab will be very useful for the kids of the Boys & Girls Club. Studying and learning will be main function of the lab. Stewart has already been working with school officials that donated textbooks and suggested several websites to promote reading, math and spelling. Stewart said the club is very structured with planned activities. It is “not a daycare�, she explained. She plans to work closely with the schools. “The first hour at the club will be for after-school homework during Power Hour,� Stewart noted for the use of the computer lab. Power Hour is the very first activity students participate in once they arrive after school. After Power Hour, kids will move on to various activities throughout the center. “The computers can be used to help with TCAP tests,� Stewart added. “The students have assignment plans from each school and teacher.� The Humboldt Boys & Girls Club held registration for children and parents last Saturday. An open house for the community is slated for Tuesday, August 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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BY APRIL G. JACKSON The Humboldt Utilities board of directors met Wednesday afternoon for two hours and will reconvene in the future to continue the meeting. Raises, the budget, future grants, renovations and finances were discussed. Interim general manager Alex Smith also announced the utility had recently undergone a TOSHA inspection with no violations. The board heard an overview of the state’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program from Randy Nelson with Nelson Thornton PC, community planners from Jackson. All board members were present including chairman Calvin ‘Pete’ Campbell, Terry Drumwright, Dwight Hawks, Allen Barker, and Kathleen Smith. CDBG funds are awarded communities who apply

with plans to correct existing problems in public infrastructure. The federal funds are allocated by the state to cities and counties each year and applications are due each February. The city of Humboldt could make application for the utility department, Nelson said. The city can apply for up to $50,000 with a required match of 12percent or $6,000. Funds could be used to improve water storage or lines, sewer line rehab or wastewater plant improvements. A key qualification requires 51percent of the residents affected to be low and moderate income households. Nelson said every town in West Tennessee would likely meet this requirement. The board agreed they would identify a needed project and begin the application process. In other action, the utility board adopted the budget for fiscal year 2011-12. Interim general manager

Alex Smith proposed a 2.5percent wage increase for employees, retroactive to July 1, when the utilities’ fiscal year begins. The raise was approved and Smith thanked the board on behalf of the employees. Employees received a 3percent cost of living raise last year. In 2009, no raises were given. The budget revenues total more than $21 million with expenses $20.8 million, including electric, gas and water services. Humboldt Utilities’ budget, like the Humboldt Schools budget, becomes part of the city budget in its final stage, which then requires two readings before it is filed with the state comptroller. An ongoing plan to create more storage and parking for equipment in the same neighborhood of the utilities office was discussed. Humboldt Utilities owns the old co-op building and the former lumber shed site nearby. Board member Terry

Drumwright questioned putting another “crummy metal building� in the community. He proposed “thinking green� and said it was time to think “beyond another run-of-the mill cheap metal building in the middle of town.� He suggested spending $750,000 instead of $600,000 and do a nicer, greener project. “Six hundred thousand dollars is a lot of money for a big garage,� said board member Dwight Hawks, who said he hadn’t heard of the plan before. Interim general manager Smith said he would do what the board wanted and make it cost effective. “I was just asking to see which direction,� the board wanted to go, he said. “Let’s stop where we are for a moment. We should look at the conglomeration of property we own,� Drumwright said, suggesting the board form a master plan. As of presstime, the utility board has not announced when it will reconvene.

Wade retiring from F&M Bank at Three Way BY DANNY WADE An area banker is calling it quits. Paul Wade is trading in his calculator for his golf clubs. After a 20-year career in the banking business, the past seven as city president of Farmers & Merchants Bank in Three Way, Wade says he is ready to retire. Last Friday was Wade’s final day on the job. “When I first started (with F&M Bank) I told Barry Cary, our president, I like to build things and I wasn’t talking about using sticks and bricks,� Wade recalled. “This was my third time in the banking business.� “The board will be forever grateful for the willingness of Paul Wade to return to the workforce and lead efforts to make the Three Way office the bank of choice within this market,� F&M chairman and CEO, George Atwood said. Wade and his wife, Teresa, plan on moving to Fairhope, Ala. on the east side of Mobile Bay. He described Fairhope as an extremely unique town with no major chain stores or restaurants in the core city. All are locally owned. He said it is a picture of the ‘old south’ with beautiful houses and moss growing in the trees. He also said for many, it is a second home destination, a large retirement community but there is a good mixture of both young and old. There is not much industry other than tourism. Wade also noted there are 30 golf courses within 50 miles. He chuckled and said he and Teresa plan on going to all of them. With Wade’s departure from F&M, it opened the door for Brent Attaway who has been named Wade’s successor as city president of F&M Bank of Three Way. Attaway’s first day in his new capacity was August 1. “What I like about F&M is it is truly a community bank,� Attaway said. “It’s all about personal relationships. That’s what

sets community banks apart from the larger banks.� Wade has had an illustrious career in banking and in other fields as well. His first taste of banking came in 1964 when he was a loan officer with Second National Bank in Jackson, now BancorpSouth. In 1970 he graduated from LSU School of Banking. But oddly enough instead of continuing as a banker, Wade went into business with Roger Murray and Murray Guard as executive vice president. Wade said he graduated over the weekend and started work the following Monday. After 13 years with Murray Guard, Wade had other business ventures including owning a cattle farm and a liquor store. In the late 80s, Wade went into business with Royal Hickey and created Real Estate One realty business. This company grew to be one of the largest in Jackson with 60 to 65 agents at one time. In 1992 Wade left Real Estate One to start another realty company, this time with his wife, Teresa. Two years later, he switched gears once again but Teresa kept the realty company going. He went back into the banking, this time with First South Bank where he worked until 2000. At that time he continued as a real estate broker but also got into the utility construction business in Atlanta, Ga. With banking in his blood, Wade accepted the position of city president with F&M Bank of Three Way in 2004. “This office has grown from assets of $2.5 million to more than $27 million during some economically challenging times,� Atwood noted. “The wisdom and overall successful performance of Paul displayed over the last seven years certainly validates the concept that experience matters.� “I’m not saying I won’t get back in the business but if I do, it won’t be as an

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WADE RETIRES – After a 20-year career in banking, the past seven at Farmers & Merchants Bank of Three Way, Paul Wade (left) is retiring. Wade congratulates his successor, Brent Attaway, as F&M’s new city president. Wade and his wife Teresa plan on moving to Fairhope, Ala. for a well deserved life of golf and leisure.

employee but as an advisor or consultant,� Wade said. “But for now, I want to be the starter on the golf course.� Attaway, like Wade, is also from this area with close ties to both Madison and Gibson counties. He is a graduate of Jackson Central-Merry. He received his BS degree from Union University and earned his Master’s Degree in Business/Administration from UT Martin. He and his wife Beth have two children, Ashlyn who is eight and Sarah Beth who is five. They live in Medina.

A reception honoring Wade will be held Tuesday, August 16 at Farmers and Merchants Bank of Three Way from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Established in 1916, Farmers & Merchants is headquartered in Trezevant, Tenn. with offices in Carroll, Madison, Hardeman and Gibson counties. “I feel like I’m ending one chapter of my life and starting another,� Wade said of retiring. “It’s been a good journey. Now I’m looking forward to my next journey.�


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TALKING FOOTBALL – Humboldt High School Viking football coach, Dan Bland, joined by his wife Martha, gave the Humboldt Rotary Club a preview of the upcoming season. He has high hopes for this year’s team, which he described as “fast�. He also touted his coaching staff saying it is one of the best he has ever been associated with. Welcoming the Blands to the meeting are program chair, Bob Seals (left) and club president, Brad Webster (right).

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A homeplace summer story BY PEGGY BYRD My old friend Shirley (nicknamed ‘Squirrelly’) describes herself as a Country Bumpkin. She seems to remember more about our childhood escapades than I do. Last week, while sitting at her kitchen table at Three Way, Squirrelly asked me, “Of all the places you have lived while growing up, which stirs more memories?� Aha, perfect timing! I am just now getting around to writing a two part seed-spitting, watermelon, barefoot, homeplace summer story that has been on my mind for a long time. So, do you have a minute? I am no longer young, but I do remember youth well. Sort of. I am still holding on for dear life the childhood memory of a huge, well taken care of farm house that still stands today on a grassy hill on Antioch Road, overlooking Highway 45 East below. Every time I drive past it, I feel like an old biddy that can’t forget the

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WATERMELON FEAST - Enjoying this watermelon feast in September 1953 are (front, from left) Danny and Jimmy (back, from left) Ray and Buddy. Note the kitchen window is up to bring in the breeze.

past. I love that house, but it isn’t mine anymore, another family lives there now. In looking at the rambling green frame house with its comfortable rocking chair front porch, I see the screened window of the bedroom I shared with my little sister a long time ago. And for a moment or two a memory pops up. “On a lazy afternoon perhaps, I was content in my own little world, laying across the bed, my hands cupping my chin, as I watched the cars coming and going on the highway below, as a gentle summer breeze fluffed the lace curtains.� I see the old barn, where my brothers used to play in the hayloft, still standing firm. I couldn’t help but think back to the time Daddy tried to teach me how to milk a cow. I watched him do it plenty of times. How hard could it be? I went back there and walked around after the spring winds blew fiercely and the two big oak trees in the front yard crashed. The house was spared. But seeing the twin oaks was almost like having a dear old pet die. The trees were so much more than leaves and branches; they sheltered our house from winter storms and gave us shade in the summer. The land adjacent to the house is very different today. The scattered group of new houses used to be the field where daddy grew cotton and corn and I learned to drive the red tractor. But these changes cannot tarnish the memory of Daddy thumping a cold watermelon a time or two before splitting it in half with a sharp butcher’s knife. The ruby red juice and slick sees would spill out and soak the newspaper beneath it. His summer melon cutting ritual required a thump and some newspaper spread on a table in the back yard, when he was about to cut a watermelon. Writing all this I am struck with a kind of nostalgia that might cause the nose to wrinkle, but it was part of our world once. I’ll continue to write about that next week.

Roe and first degree murder after the Maleeya’s death. An affidavit of complaint filed with General Sessions court reveals that Maleeya suffered various injuries including bruising on her genital area, bruising on her abdomen and legs, and a bite mark on her the back of her neck. The affidavit states that the cause of Maleeya’s death was head trauma caused by the child being forcefully thrown against a blunt object. Roe has remained incarcerated at the Crockett County Jail since her arrest on June 9. She is currently being represented by Jackson Attorney Joseph L. Howell. Initially Roe was represented by a public defender. On Thursday, Howell asked the court to set a bond

from page 1 Bells residence she shared with her boyfriend and father of the child, Philip Murley Jr., at the time of the incident. Bells police Chief Illandis Smith says that Murley found his daughter unresponsive upon returning home from work and then took her to Humboldt General Hospital for treatment. She was then immediately transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Medical Center placed in critical condition. Maleeya Marie Murley died at Vanderbilt on Saturday, June 11. Roe, 24, was arrested on Thursday, June 9 and charged with aggravated child abuse. She received additional charges of aggravated rape of a child

for Roe, claiming that she did not pose a flight risk and had no previous convictions or criminal charges. Howell requested that the court place Roe on house arrest. The state prosecutor argued that the seriousness of Roe’s charges warranted that she remain incarcerated with no bond. Upon deliberation, Crockett County General Sessions Judge Paul Conley denied the defense’s request. Roe will remain in jail and the three charges of childabuse, aggravated rape, and first degree murder will be bound over to the Crockett County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury convenes on August 15 and will hear Roe’s arraignment on August 18, 2011. -courtesy Crockett Times

Trenton, UC guard headed overseas Two more units of the Tennessee National Guard, totaling almost 350 soldiers, have received mobilization orders and will deploy in approximately two weeks. They are bound for Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Both are

West Tennessee Engineer units. The 175 soldiers of the 230th Engineer Battalion in Trenton and 164 soldiers of the 913th Engineer Company in Union City are scheduled to deploy in midAugust.

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Annie Laurie James will be in the Genealogy Room at the Humboldt Public Library August 20 from 1:30-4 p.m. to assist anyone interested in doing genealogy research.

The Tennesseans will initially travel to Fort Bliss, Texas, for a brief period of specialized training before deploying overseas. Location and times for actual departure from Tennessee are not being announced at this time. The Guard’s Nashvillebased 230th Signal Company, with 150 soldiers, departed by aircraft July 21 from the National Guard Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna. More than 20,000 men and women of the Tennessee Army and Air Guard have deployed since Sept. 11, 2001.

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AARP MARKS 10TH - AARP Humboldt Chapter 5305 celebrated its 10 year anniversary this month with a cake, punch and other refreshments. Among those enjoying the event are (front, from left) Carrie Robinson and Hattie Williams and (back, from left) Fannie Hill, Willie Hawthorne, Nelma Dabbs, Emma Louise Hopper, Shirlene Armour, William Muriel, Florene Tidwell, Mary Agnew, Lillie Seward, Peal Harrington, Betty Hawthorne, Bessie Hunt and Jean Winbush. Treva Goldman was the first president when the chapter was formed. Willie Hawthorne currently serves as president.

Principal from page 1 Richardson said has been getting to know the faculty and staff. “The middle school is a tight-knit family environment,� Richardson said of the staff. “I want to be a part of that. It is important to build relationships. That is priority.� Bayko said Richardson will be a great addition to the staff and is glad she applied for the principal position. “She has the expertise and good curriculum as a teacher, which will help as we strive to improve test scores,� Bayko said. “We made the decision in the best interest of our students.� “I’m looking forward to continuing the great work Ms. Shelton has in place,� Richardson noted. “I don’t have any intent to make drastic changes but will tweak some things. We (HMS) made academic improvements and have good discipline. I want to keep this going. My main focus is to build our reading skills.� Richardson admits she faces some challenges such as learning the staff and identifying their strengths, and getting to know her 200 students. “I want to have more parental involvement,� Richardson added. “We want our parents to feel

welcome and come into the school and ask, ‘What can I do?’ and we need to have something for the parents to do to be involved.� Richardson brings an impressive resume with her. She is a product of the Jackson-Madison County School System, graduating from West High School in 1988. She received her Associates Degree in Management from Jackson State Community College and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Middle Tennessee State University in 1992. After MTSU, Richardson went into the area workforce and later continued her education. In 2000 she earned her Master’s Degree in Curricular Instruction at MTSU. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree from North Central University. Along the way she worked in the educational field. Her first position was with the Trio Program through Lane College working with at-risk students, first generation college students and with students at North Parkway Middle School. She had stints with Milan Middle School and Fayette County Schools before taking a job with JMCHS, first as a first grade teacher, then a fourth grade teacher. In 2002, she transitioned to the district position as supervisor of testing

instructor, a job she held until accepting the principal position at HMS. “I want to welcome the community to come in and meet me,� Richardson said last week. “I’m excited to be part of Humboldt City Schools and looking forward to great things!�




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WOMAN CHARGED IN THEFT, VANDALISM - Late last Friday night, Gibson Co. sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an intoxicated female driving a farm tractor on Gibson Wells Brazil Road. Officers found a 4960 John Deere pulling a disk had been taken from 70 Hall Hay Rd. near Gibson Wells. The tractor had been operated on the roadway with the disk down. Mailboxes and road signs were destroyed with considerable damage being done to the tractor (above). Additionally a house at 70 Hall Hay Road was found burglarized. Arrested in connection to the incident was Courtney W. Carrington, (right) 20, of 421 Eaton Brazil Road, Trenton. She has been charged with driving under the influence, theft over $10,000, vandalism over $10,000, burglary and theft under $500. Carrington is currently held in the Correctional Complex under $10,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for August 9.



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Well, my seven-year-old daughter Grace BY CLAYBURN PEEPLES intelligent and bold. And in addition to her physical courage and adventurous has a new role model, a sophisticated spirit, she is also wholesomely feminine woman of the world, it turns out, to emulate. Her new — poised, gracious, stylish and kind. Her manners are heroine is an older woman, of course, 16 years old, to impeccable. be exact. (18 in later editions) Her name is Drew, Nancy Although she has a boyfriend, he assists, rather than Drew. rescues, her in her adventures. She can change a tire I discovered this the other morning about 6 a.m.. I had and fix a faulty carburetor on her own, she is a gourmet gotten up and gone into the girls’ bedroom to make sure quality cook, she sews, rides horseback, dances and they were all breathing (Do parents ever stop doing that?) plays sports. She paints and can drive a motorboat. She when I noticed the shade at one of the windows was is a crack shot, an excellent swimmer and a great bridge pulled away from the window next to the bed to allow the early morning light to spill over the head of the bed where player. Furthermore, and this is the part I like best — she is a loving and thoughtful daughter to her widowed Grace and Margaret sleep, and then I saw why — there attorney father. was Grace, snuggled safely underneath the cover with Also, she is pretty and stylish and wears fabulous nothing but her head and hands sticking out, her face in a clothes, not to mention that she drives and owns a sporty book, The Hidden Staircase. She had almost finished it. blue roadster. Frequently when I get up I find her in the living room Sophisticated, loving and glamorous, she is the reading something or other, but Nancy Drew books, she embodiment of the stereotypical all-American girl. Grace later confided, are “a little bit scary”, so on that particular may not know exactly what all that means yet, but she morning she had opted for the safety of having her two recognizes it when she sees it on the pages of her books. younger sisters in the room with her. “I want to be a mystery solver like Nancy Drew,” she The Hidden Staircase is the second of the 175 Nancy told me last night, and she’s not the first little girl to Drew Mystery Stories series, one of only two we own have such a dream. Supreme Court justices Sandra Day (both old editions) at this time, the other being The Secret O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor, of the Wooden Lady, #25, which she finished three days former first ladies Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton, later. along with hundreds of famous women and hundreds of “I want to read the first one,” she said. “It’s called The thousands of not so famous ones, have spoken of Nancy Secret of the Old Clock. Can we go to the library to get Drew’s positive influence on their formative years. it?” But Nancy also has her critics. (Doesn’t everyone these Now no parent should ever refuse a child’s request to go days?) Because she is well to do, attractive and amazingly to the library, so we did, and we found it and picked up talented, some critics have blasted the “appeal of her high another in the series for good measure, but the following class advantages.” One said that with her teas and fancy night she came into our bedroom at 4 a.m., the victim of a bad dream. One of Nancy’s villains, it seems, had escaped cakes, the quaint restaurants in which she often dines, her from the pages of the book and was lurking somewhere in old-fashioned picnics in the woods, her precious jewels and heirlooms, she comes across as an upper-class WASP the shadows of her imagination. “O.K. That’s no big problem,” I say. “When I was in the defender of a “fading aristocracy threatened by the restless lower classes.” She is only able to be the perfect young second grade, I had a nightmare after watching the Bud woman, another complains, because of the advantages her Abbott/Lou Costello movie, Jack and the Beanstalk.” small town, middle class lifestyle her father has provided But then it happened again the following night. “What are we going to do about this?” I asked Grace the for her. Sounds great to me. next morning. So read on, young Grace. Read on and dream of never“I’m not going to read Nancy Drew books any more ending adventures and all the mighty things a girl can do except in the mornings,” she said, and amazingly, that and become in this world without giving up graciousness seems to have solved the problem. and glamor in the process. But she is definitely hooked on Nancy Drew, and what Dream on, but please don’t wake your mother and me at young girl wouldn’t be? Nancy, although only 18, has 4 a.m. anymore. it all. She’s confident, competent, strong, courageous,

State Senator Lowe Finney announced Thurdsay that the annual state sales tax holiday will take place Aug. 5-7 this year. “As families prepare for the new school year, the tax break will help them stretch their funds and ensure their children have everything necessary for a great start,” Finney said. The sales tax holiday applies to school supplies, clothing items under $100, computers under $1,500 and other assorted items. Cell phones, most sporting equipment and clothing accessories do not qualify for the tax break. The sales tax holiday was established in Tennessee in August 2006, when Tennesseans saved about $15 million. Since then, Tennesseans have enjoyed $8 to $10 million in tax savings each holiday. Those seeking more information can call (800) 3421003 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time, or e-mail A list of qualifying items can also be found at revenue/salestaxholiday/.


Secure retirement? Don’t count on it

Letter to the Editor: Secure retirement ? Ask the “Retired City Employees of Prichard , Alabama” about their leisure time! The city of Prichard has decided that they can’t afford to pay “retired employees’” pensions! The mayor, officials and city employees are being paid. Prichard’s mayor salary exceeds $100,000 annually. Prichard owns and operates a municipal golf course that loses money every year. Prichard owns municipal property, equipment, facilities and buys supplies and meets payroll. Its divested retirees in their 60s and 70s had to seek private employment and sell off personal assets to pay their bills. They performed their government jobs for decades, met retirement time and age requirements, paid taxes, contributed to the community and were disenfranchised. Could it happen to you? If the United States Government continues to spend more than it demands of you and borrows more than you can afford to pay back, where will it lead? People are living longer than at the dawn of Social Security. It takes more and more people who now work to pay for the growing numbers of recipients and to fund government programs that continue to expand in number and size. Add to that the dismal U. S. unemployment rates. Current overspending exceeds revenue by 50-percent. Forty cents of every dollar we must pay is already spent. The Treasury is printing bonds and the FED is buying them with funny money at record levels. More dollars mean a lower value for each dollar. Our current policies lead to spending increases each year. Our nations AAA credit


Crisis belongs to one who doubled the U.S. national debt Dear Editor, As we suffer through the squabble over the debt ceiling, remember that this is a “crisis” of President Obama’s making, because he has more than doubled the national debt since taking office. He is now balking on a short-term solution, because he wants to move the issue to beyond next year’s election. His spokesmen are saying that a short-term fix would cause “uncertainty” in the business community. That is laughable. From the beginning, Obama’s agenda has created nothing but uncertainty. CEOs and banks are “sitting on their money” because they don’t know what’s coming next. Perry Boling Humboldt

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rating among the world’s countries is jeopardized. A lower rating means higher interest rates with every debt increase that follows increased spending. It is unsustainable. Government programs create government jobs we must pay for. Government programs do not add anything to the economy that we don’t pay for and we’re borrowing money to pay for them! They only sustain private sector jobs by becoming permanent programs. Everything you get from the government must be paid for. Social “Security”, Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and all other government programs are not free. We are “required” to pay into a system based on full faith and confidence in the U. S. Government. We now have more government than we can afford! Reducing government to essentials is the way to reduce spending, regain strength and restore faith and confidence. Lower government cost, spending and regulation allows more to stay in the private sector to generate jobs, revenue and security. A government that is all things to all people will control all the things it does for you. Wouldn’t you prefer to have more choice and control over your life? Increased government intervention into every aspect of our lives means increased loss of personal control, choice and freedom! You can’t expect respect and government service from a government that doesn’t respect and serve you! Ask retirees of Prichard, Alabama about their faith and confidence in government. Could what happened in Prichard happen to you? Tom Beasley Dyer, Tennessee




Are you among the millions who start each day with a cup, or more than likely, two or more cups of coffee ? My curiosity, along with much time on my hands, resulted in this week’s musings on this popular beverage - coffee. Our English word is believed to have been derived from the name of the place from which it orginated, Kaffa, Ethiopia. It was banned by the Muslims in the sixteenth century for its stimulating effect. In the next century it spread to Europe when the Dutch smuggled out some seedlings as the Arabs were not allowed to export plants. As the Dutch owned Java, this led to coffee growing there. In 1538 a German doctor, after returning from a 10-year trip to Java, had this to report on coffee: “A beverage black as ink, useful against numerous diseases, particularly those of the stomach. Its consumers take it in the morning in a porcelain cup that is passed around and from which each takes a cupful. It is composed of water and fruit from a bush called bunnu”. When coffee reached the American colonies, it was not as successful as in Europe, as the colonists found it a poor substitute for alcohol. However, when the Revolutionary War reduced the availability of tea from Britian, demand for coffee rose along with the price. Tea has remained popular mainly as an iced drink, but coffee became more and more the drink as Americans made advancements in brewing technology. We know coffee contains the mild stimulant, caffeine. Some studies have shown coffee consumption may lead to reduction in the chances of developing cirrhosis of the liver as well as certain types of diabetes. I never knew coffee had been used for spiritual reasons. Coffee once became the substitute beverage in place of wine where wine was forbidden. Although members of the Mormon Church are advised not to drink coffee or anything that might be habit forming, it is not officially banned. Even the coffee grounds are useful as fertilizer for their high nitrogen content, as many of you know and use them in compost piles. Did you have a cup of coffee while reading this ?

Corker says budget deal could be worse U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., made the following statement today announcing his support for the Budget Control Act of 2011. “Left to my own accord I would have much rather seen larger spending cuts now, a long-term plan like the CAP Act to put a fiscal straitjacket on Congress, and a constitutional amendment to keep Congress from falling off the wagon, but regrettably, with the current administration and Republican control of only one house of Congress, I believe this is the largest package we can get at this time. In the final analysis I had to ask myself: do I believe two to four more weeks of negotiating would produce a better deal? The answer is no, and I think the deal could get even worse,” said Corker. “I’m encouraged that passage of this agreement changes the paradigm in Washington by requiring real cuts in order to raise the debt ceiling. I view the $900 billion down payment as a start and the additional $1.5 trillion the select committee is charged with finding as the floor for their work and will be pushing hard between now and December to get them to work toward something that is much more significant. In business I learned that you can never go broke taking a profit, and in Washington I’ve discovered a similar adage: that you should never say no to spending cuts. “Our country’s battle with spending is the struggle of this decade and this package is a down payment which I view as the beginning of our work and not the end. With its passage, we have changed the conversation in Washington from ‘how much will we spend?’ to ‘how much will we save?’. As we move forward, I believe this debate has been good for our country. I feel like we have achieved the most significant cuts possible with the current administration, and I’m glad that resolving this issue will result in more predictability for the markets which will ultimately positively impact businesses and put Tennesseans back to work.”


Sun damage starts early Dear Editor: The height of the “sun season,” presents an excellent opportunity to remind the members of our community to protect themselves from skin cancer. Half of all new cancers are skin cancers, and 1.3 million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year alone. One in five Americans is likely to get skin cancer of some type during their lifetime. This summer it is important to remember that spending too much time in the sun without adequate protection is harmful. Dermatologists recommend using sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher and people are also advised to seek protection in shaded areas when spending long periods of time outdoors. Protecting children from sun damage is a priority. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 80percent of sun damage occurs in the first 18 years of life. The American Academy of Dermatology advises parents to teach children the ABC’s for FUN in the SUN: •Away, stay away from the sun in the middle of the day. •Block. Use SPF 15 or higher sunscreen. •Cover up. Wear a shirt and a hat. •Speak out. Talk to family and friends about sun protection. Dafnis C. Carranza, M.D. and Catherine Lucas, MD Humboldt

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Business advice Fraternity marks100th anniversary Apple offered at chamber Jessie attends historic Erik Markin, University of Tennessee at Martin Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center/Tennessee Small Business Development Center consultant, will help aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners with business advice from 1-4:30 p.m., Aug. 18, at the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce. Markin recently joined the TSBDC after spending five years in the financial industry and owning and operating two small businesses. He will be giving advice about business planning, financing options, marketing, customer service, cash flow and other issues. The consultations are one-on-one, confidential and free. Appointments can be made by contacting the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce at 731-784-1842 or by contacting Markin at 731-587-7333. For additional services offered by TSBDC, go to

Father, son charged in Chere Carol heist Safe found near Reelfoot Lake An arrest has been made in connection with a recent burglary on Chere Carol in Humboldt. A safe with money and papers was taken from a resident’s home on the 2500 block of Chere Carol last Thursday. Humboldt Police Department Assistant Chief Bill Baker said Tuesday the investigation has led to the arrest of two suspects. David Michael Dycus, 24, and his father, David Lee Dycus, 44, were both charged in the incident.

The younger Dycus was arrested in Lavern, Tenn. and his father was arrested in Greenville, Miss. The safe was discovered near Reelfoot Lake during the investigation, said Baker. Tiptonville Police Chief Norman Rhodes and Obion County Sheriff Jerry Vastbinder assisted greatly in this investigation, according to Baker. Both the men will be arraigned in Humboldt General Sessions Court at a later date when they are returned to this area.

Kappa Alpha Psi meeting

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. founded on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana on January 5, 1911 recently celebrated its 100th Anniversary. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. has collegiate and Alumni chapters all over the U.S. and abroad. The Jackson, Tenn. Alumni Chapter was well represented at the Grand Chapter meeting. Members attending included Polemarch Ken Moten, Past Polemarch Evelyn C. Robertson Jr. Past Polemarch and current Exchequer and South Central Province Board Member Jessie T. Apple II, Keeper of Records Freddy Shaw and members Dr. Jesse Cannon, Eric Dupree, Tony Brown, Anthony Shaw, Undre Malone, Timothy Gaddis and Ron Green. Apple is a graduate of Humboldt High School and a former resident of Humboldt. Arthur Boykin, also a HHS graduate and former resident, is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. Wallace Burnett, formerly of Trenton, is also a member. The Indianapolis Convention Center served as the host for the over 10,000 Kappas and their

families that converged on Indianapolis during the week. The week’s activities consisted of a public meeting, luncheons, receptions, and business sessions in which each was opened by devotion headed by Dr. Bill Adkins, the national chaplain. A summit on jobs and education, health, professional and graduate school fairs, historical displays, a visit along the historic Kappa Trail in Bloomington, Indiana, a golf tournament and 5k run were some of the many activities planned for the week. During the awards program, former University of Tennessee at Martin Basketball standout and current Florida State University head men’s basketball coach Leonard Hamilton was recognized as a Kappa Icon for his outstanding achievement as one of the nation’s top collegiate coaches. Numerous social events included the grand concert which was put on by Toni Braxton featuring the group En’Vouge, a comedy show put on by Kappa members Cedric “The Entertainer”, Nephew Tommy and Finesse Mitchell. Kappa Jazz Legends Kenny Burrell and Donald Byrd were in concert and Kappa members Marvin Sapp and Byron Cage provided the gospel praise. The final business session concluded with the election

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WEST TENN. MEMBERS - Former and current West Tennesseans and members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. include (from left) Eric Dupree, Jessie T. Apple II, Wallace Burnett, Arthur Boykin, Evelyn C. Robertson, Jr. and Dr. Jesse Cannon.

of Randy Bates, Esq. of Houston, Texas to serve as the 32nd Grand Polemarch succeeding Dwayne Murray, Esq. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc also left a lasting mark in the community by dedicating to the Elder Watson Diggs Elementary School (PS #42) a playground in memory of their revered founder. The renovation of the playground was completed during the Centennial Celebration. Also, $1 million was pledged to the support of The Piney Woods School which is one of only four African-American boarding schools in the United States. The school has always had the support of the fraternity over the years including the Kappa Camp that has assisted in the development of at-risk

youth, but it was agreed that the fraternity would expand its relationship by raising the much needed monies. Since its founding in 1909, each president of Piney Woods School has been members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. The crown jewel of the Kappa service commitment has been its tremendous support to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, where it has contributed over $1.5 million over the last four years. The fraternity’s 10 founders had the support of many of their professors and even Herman B, Wells, the 11th president of Indiana University, but founding an African-American fraternity on the predominately white campus in 1911 had tremendous challenges.

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MUSEUM VISIT - Some of the Gibson County Visual Arts Association members and guests attended the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s exhibition of over 95 masterworks by French and American artists including Pierre-Autuste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, John Singer Sargent, and Mary Cassatt. This exhibit, “The Impressionist Revolution”, was organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. It is on view July 16 through October 9. Among those enjoying the outing are (from left) LaNelle Kastner (Lavinia), Barbara Williams (Milan), Jessica Alsobrook (Humboldt), Regina Crawley (Humboldt), Tuva Stephens (McKenzie), Amy Hopkins, Royce Harris, and Susan Mansfield (all from Humboldt).

REHEARSING FOR FIVE WITCHES, FOUR WARLOCKS & A MORTAL – Cast members of this original play include (from left) Lawson Mann, Melanie Reeves, Lanny B. Poteet Jr., Zach Pike, J.D. Thompson, Heather Porter and Eli McCaig.

Gibson County High School senior, Lawson Mann, had a dream. Lawson’s dream of being a playwright will come true Saturday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at Milan Middle School auditorium. Lawson wrote a play Five Witches, Four Warlocks, and a Mortal during his junior year of high school. This summer as a part

of the Nite Lite Theatre Children’s program, Lawson’s play will be presented. Cast members from Guys and Dolls Jr. have done double duty when it comes to learning lines since they are in both shows. Lanny Poteet Jr. has served as Lawson’s mentor during this learning experience which centers around a

story which involves a family with magical powers who choose to try to live without them. Then the daughter dates a mortal and the fun begins! Come support the cast July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Milan Middle School The performance is free of charge but donations will be accepted to add to the Nite Lite scholarship fund.

GibsonCounty pets go online in national Petfinder database Friends of Gibson County Animals, Humboldt, recently has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site currently has over 324,700 homeless pets listed and it is updated continuously. More than 13,500 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada, and other countries post their pets on the site. Friends of Gibson County Animals pets may be viewed at http://www.petfinder. com/shelters/TN653.html. A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind

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Mike and Carol Barker

Barkers to mark 50th anniversary August 12 Mike and Martha Carol Barker of Humboldt will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, August 12. Their children are Dr. John Barker (Kathy) of Memphis and Carol Anne Napier (Stephen) of Philadelphia, Penn. Grandchildren are Sophie Barker and Catherine Napier. The Barkers will be honored at a reception on Saturday, August 13 in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist church (12th and Crenshaw) from 2 to 4 p.m. Out of town guests are receiving invitations. Your presence at the reception will be your gift to the couple.

PAT DUNLAP AND SUSAN WILSON It has been a surreal experience. For several weeks now I have been in reconnect therapy at the Bailey Park facility. Not enough good can be said about the care, good food and rehab that I have experienced for the last several weeks. Now, it is time to face the real world to go home and I can truly say, I am scared. Sunday through Saturday’s many activities filled the day for all residents: Church, inspirational music, fit for life sessions, porch chat, bingo, sing-a-longs, resident shopping, country music, movie matinee, fishing trip, popcorn social, making donuts, coffee cafe, putting for prizes, checkers, faith ministeries, Bob Arnold and Company, outing to Kappis, Lighthouse Ministeries, First Baptist Church, family visits, July birthday parties, craft class and Saturday morning cartoons were a few of the things planned for residents to do for the month. The MIM’s Musical Ministry of Jackson was welcomed. The reconnect therapy has been wonderful and healing. A special birthday will be for Emma Louise Hopper’s 90th birthday. Help her celebrate 90 wonderful years from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall located on 1528 Presbyterian Drive, Humboldt, Tenn. No presents please-just the BY

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pleasure of your company. Any correspondence may be sent to : Jim and Sue Hopper 7677 Fairway Forest Drive, Cordova, TN. 38016. Also wish Lucille Cottrell a happy birthday on her 97th birthday on August 27. Danny Cottrell, wife Linda and grands were here last week to visit Ms. Lucille. Lift up in prayer Tommy Hinson, Hudson Atkins, Barbara Froio, Margaret Taylor, Tony Champion and Pete Mason. Do you remember the first girl on a Humboldt Little League team? Look up Linda Peach Harmon on the net and you can see what she is doing today. Shocking. Christian sympathy is extended to Bonnie Hadley in the loss of her sister, Helen Redick. Happy anniversary in August to Maryanne and Jeff Shaver, Barbara and Malcolm Gregory, Jim and Linda Glenn, Danny and Robbie Robinson and Sandra and Donald Nicolas. Also, we wish happy birthday to Paul McKinney, Wanda Holland, Christ Wiese, William Sipes, Matthew Mitchell, Tammy Thomas, Laura McKinney, Annie Hendrick, Glenn Weatherly, Darleen Hamilton, Kent Mansfield, Micah Bell, Larry Bain, Charlie Clark and Brody Dunlap. Susan, Dennis, Sarah Anna and Keaton Wilson were in Nashville to attend the American Idol concert.

They were guests of Sally and Robert Hendrick. Some of the Humboldt graduates are not going to UT Knoxville, but here’s some who are: Katelyn Harrison, Holly Hutchison, Matthew Wi l h a u c k s a n d D y l a n Wilkes! Taylor Dozier-UT Chattanooga, Bryan Harris -Campbellsville, Austin Koffman - UT Martin and Dewanna McClennan - Austin Peay! Let us know where you’re going so we can personally wish you well, see address at end of article. Please beware of scams! They are everywhere, but more important, do not give any personal information to anyone who calls you! Lately this is happening to the cell phone industry! You may get a call, saying your bill is due! And that your phone will be cut off if you don’t pay! They ask for your last four of social, and password! These are sacred numbers, and no one should have them except you and your carrier. No cellular company will ever call you and ask for your personal information. If they do, let them know you appreciate their call, but that you deal locally and will get in touch with them. Then, hang up! If you’re concerned, please call 611 from your wireless device. (Most carriers have this as their “free� call to them)! If this happens and you give your information to them, expect an expensive piece of equipment bought

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Emma Louise Hopper

Hopper to celebrate 90th Saturday Emma Louise Hopper will be celebrating her 90th birthday! Please help celebrate 90 wonderful years from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1528 Presbyterian Drive, Humboldt, Tenn.

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HHS ALUMNI TO THE RESCUE! - The Humboldt High School Alumni Association’s Project Stadium was a success Saturday. A large group gathered at the HHS football stadium and added lots of “red and gold pride� to the home of the Vikings including the walls, accents and pressbox. Among those on hand Saturday are Eric and Jocelyn Bundy, Lee and Jessica Williams, Coach Brian and Linda Lane and son, Jackson, Gerry Brittain, Barry Brittain, Neil and Rebecca Koffman, Jennifer Seals, Bubba Plunk, Will Parker Roe, Alyssa Stewart, Tyler Gamble, Gerald and Dustin Trimmer, Mary Key Roe, Robert Williams, Coach Joe Cox and John Scruggs.

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Obituaries Annie Lou Edmonds

Annie Lou Edmonds, 88, passed away at Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt Saturday, July 30, where she had been a resident the past 14 years. Funeral services for Mrs. Edmonds were held Tuesday, August 2, at Bodkin Funeral Home with Elder T.L. Webb officiating. Burial was in Bradford Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Edmonds was born August 19, 1922 to the late Clarence and Maude McEwen Jones, one of nine children. She was employed at Milan Box Factory for many years. She and her late husband, Roy Mack Edmonds Jr. were owners and operators of the B.F. Goodrich Store in Milan until his death in 1977. She was a faithful member of Milan Cumberland Presbyterian Church until failing health prevented her from serving and attending. All her life, she had a passion for helping others in times of need that included caring for her mother when she was terminally ill. During sickness or times of grief of family members, neighbors or friends, she was there to help in her loving way. Her benevolence will always be remembered. Her kindness and sweet spirit captured the hearts of the staff at the veterans home who so faithfully and patiently cared for their “Miss Annie.� Other than her parents and husband, brothers, Charles Robert Jones, Tyree Jones, Rev. Paul Jones, SGM Welton Jones, and a sister, Sue Dorsett, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sisters, Agnes Johnson and Doris Richardson; a brother, Max Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Larry McMinn

Larry J. McMinn, 66, retired from Procter & Gamble Company, died July 28 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan, Tenn. with burial in Eldad Cemetery in Trenton, Tenn.. He was a member of Eldad Baptist Church near Milan, where he served as a deacon and formerly served as a youth Sunday school teacher. Mr. McMinn, the husband of Linda Coble McMinn, also leaves a son, Mark McMinn and wife Janis of Milan; two daughters, Robin Gittermann and husband David of Gibson, Tenn., and Laura Stepps and husband Dana of Humboldt, Tenn.; two brothers, Freddie McMinn of Huntsville, Ala. and Allen McMinn of Gibson; three sisters, Eulene McMinn of Milan, Betty DePriest of Trezevant, Tenn. and Carolyn Hefley of Humboldt and six grandchildren, Lauren Anthony, Julianna McMinn, Walker Gittermann, Colton Gittermann, Raelyn Stepps and Emily Stepps. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Burnice McMinn, Travis McMinn, Carlos McMinn and Buddy McMinn; and a sister, Evelyn Mangrum. Memorials may be directed to the Eldad Baptist Church cemetery fund.

Joe Thomas Moss

Funeral Services for Joe Thomas Moss, 77, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011 in the chapel of the SheltonHunt Funeral Home with Darryl Holland officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Moss, a long-time employee of Jones Companies and member of Jehovah’s Witness, died Thursday, July 29, 2011 in Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He is survived by sons, Terry Allen Moss of Humboldt, Tenn. and Randy Royce Moss of Fruitland, Tenn.; a brother, William Moss of Bradford; and a grandson, Justin Moss.

Connie Dalton Dodd Jr.

Connie Dalton Dodd Jr., 80, passed away July 27, 2011 at home with family by his side after a long battle with cancer. His wife, Margaret, who passed away December 7, 2010, preceded him in death. Survivors include son, Ronnie Dodd; daughters, Debby Ogg, Bonnie Bolin and Diane Evans; grandchildren, Brandy Lovell, Larry Welch, Shawn Lovell and Angela Senn; and great-grandchildren, Alyssia Welch Conner, and Dawson and Bella Senn. Graveside services were held at White Rose Cemetery with family and friends on July 29, 2011.

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The public is invited to Ebenezer Free Lutheran Church in Humboldt for fasting and prayer August 6 as part of a national call for prayer for a nation in crisis. This is not a denominational meeting. It is not a political meeting. The sole purpose is to come together to pray for the nation between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. People may come and go anytime during the day. For more information call the church at 784-5139.

Homecoming service

Faith Temple Church of God in Christ will celebrate their building fund/homecoming service on August 7, 2011 at 3 p.m. Special guest for the occasion will be The Brownsville District. The speaker will be Elder Bobby Kenton. Everyone is invited to come and join in this time of refreshing.

Sunrise Helping yourself BY DAVID COY I know I have mentioned this before and if you have emerged on the far side of acute grief you will agree with this statement, grief is work. It is an exhaustive, heart wrenching, soul and mind draining, moment by moment, step by step, day by day whole hearted effort. Some days we feel like we have taken one step forward and two steps backward. It is also worth repeating that when we are in the beginning of our journey with our significant loss we may be unable to see that our pain will lessen and the journey will get easier. We can help ourselves by setting some obtainable goals. In each area of our life we need to ask,� How am I coping and what can I do to cope better?� This will require periodical self examination. Our attitude will determine our altitude. Our changed life may demand some things of us that make us uncomfortable. One is our relationship with others. To move forward will require that we make the best of less than ideal circumstances. Further, many people think that being in control of our emotions means never expressing them. This is not true. Jesus was indignant (Mark 10:14) with his disciples and he wept at the death of someone near and dear (John 11:35). Taking care of ourselves physically should also be a part of our goal moving forward. Not eating or sleeping is dangerous, and not attending to this will only hurt our healing. We need to eat and sleep regularly and continue with some physical activity. Make sure you have someone with whom you may share what your loss means to you as frequently as you feel you need. Give yourself permission to feel just the way you feel and be patient, rebuilding a new and vastly different life takes what time is necessary. You cannot rush your progression forward, your grief will move at its own pace. Do not quit. This is Sunrise.

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Precinct One by Donna Seymour

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church held VBS last week. Classes began at 6 p.m. There was a good turnout each day, Monday - Friday. The theme for the week was “Inside Out, Upside Down on Main Street�. Minister Emma Lindsey was the VBS coordinator. Rev. Quill Brabham is pastor. Morning Star’s pastor and congregation will travel to Oak Grove Baptist Church on Sunday, August 7. Pastor Brabham will preach the afternoon message, which precedes a week of revival services at Oak Grove. The Humboldt-Gibson County NAACP met last Thursday evening for the regular membership meeting. President Dawson Lewis presided. Plans are in progress for the annual Freedom Fund event. More info on this will be available at a later date. Miss Summer Barbie Pageant is set for August 13 for females ages 1 - 21yrs. For additional info contact Min. Timothy Adams. Miss Marianna Campbell of California is visiting with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Campbell. Visiting with Mrs. Elvira Barnett has been her grandchildren from Georgia. Happy birthday wishes go to Evangelist Flora Claybrook and Mrs. Renee Lumpkin (August 1), and Master Devin Seymour (August 7).

Gibson by Mary Ruth Atkins & Barbara Morris

The Progressive Study Club met Tuesday night in the home of Ann Walker with Robin Adams as cohostess for the July picnic. We were asked to come, bringing only ourselves, where we were served inside due to the heat. Ann welcomed the nine members and led us in prayer. After a bountiful meal we were asked to see how many words could be made from the word scrumptious in four minutes. Vera Jones and Susan Willis both got 27 and received lotions as prizes. After much conversation and laughter, we left thanking the hostesses for an enjoyable evening. Eric and Jill Botbyl and three children spent several days in Indiana with Jill’s mother. Mildred Miles is slowly improving from the stroke. We are all proud to hear of her progress. Louise Prince had company last week from Nashville, her sister Maxine and her daughter and two grandchildren, ages eight years and a baby 15 months. The cookout in front of the city hall for Debbie Potter went well. It was for the benefit of Debbie. The weather was not pleasant but the cause was good. Debbie has a brain tumor, which is inoperable. Big Daddy, Debbie’s husband, drives a golf cart around Gibson. Usually he has his granddaughter with him. Pauline Dollar, a retired Gibson High School teacher, has been diagnosed as having lung cancer. She is in Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Pauline taught many of you and she always refers to her former students as her “kids�. Pauline’s parents were missionaries to Japan. She went to college at Union, taught school here and was Sunday school teacher at Gibson Baptist Church for many years. Pauline had her own taxi service with no charge. She drove people to doctors’ office, hospitals,

grocery stores, beauty shops and church. Her ministry was to help others. Louise Hopper will celebrate her 90th birthday at the Presbyterian church in Humboldt on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. For her 80th birthday her family gave her a surprise party. This year they asked her what she wanted for her birthday. Louise said, “I want a birthday party and I want everybody to come.� Happy birthday Louise and we hope you have many more. According to the newspaper, several post offices will be closing soon. Mary Bettie, Gibson’s postmaster, said Gibson was not on the list to close. The closing of a post office is determined by its low sales. Sales of stamps, box rent, products (envelopes, packing supplies) and money orders are the way a post office generates sales. Therefore, buy your stamps in Gibson. We need to keep our post office. The Tennessee Travelers are planning their trip to New York. The Tennessee Travelers are a group of five ladies that take an annual trip together. They have gone to Biltmore Estate in Ashville, N.C., New Orleans, Las Vegas, Branson and Chicago. They are making their “someday� dreams a reality. We all have said, someday I want to go to... and I want to see... Well, these girls are going and seeing the things they have always wanted to see and do. Way to go girls! Ten Fabulous Females had lunch together. We were happy to have Rosie Hamilton back with us. She has been in a nursing home for about two months. Linda Humphreys was our special guest. Over lunch we talked about the importance of gardens and what we are doing with the crops. Mary Ruth is making pear preserves. She sells her preserves and has regular customers like Bobby Cotham and Larry Langford. Larry usually has breakfast at the cafe in Gibson and he brings his own preserves he got from Mary Ruth (that’s a fan) to have with his bacon and eggs. Mary Ruth has been making pear preserves for years and gives the money from the sale of her preserves to her granddaughter. Velma Malone is shelling purple hull peas (she was quick to show her purple thumb to prove her point). Doris is making filling for her peach pies. A mystery fairy has been giving Ellen Tucker watermelons and cantaloupes. Mary Bettie’s good Samaritan gave her 15 ears of corn. Polly Adams has been helping Velma in her garden for some of the produce. Linda Humphrey said their field peas and butter beans have not come in but when they are ready, she knows what she will be doing. These Fabulous Females are a bunch of smart, energetic women. Happy birthday wishes got to Mr. Neal Karnes. Neal celebrated his 88th birthday with his children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Neal and Frances, his deceased wife, were blessed with nine children. Bibles were donated to Gibson Baptist Church in memory of

Frances Karnes by Neal Karnes and their children. Ruth Ann Pafford is having some health problems. Ruth Ann has many friends in Gibson. She has sold many houses in Gibson and surrounding areas. Our deepest sympathetic goes to the McMinn family. Larry McMinn passed away and three hours later his brother died. The McMinn family is in our prayers. The 100 magnolias for Gibson are growing and doing well even in this weather. I am proud of Bro. Gibb. Under his care he has not lost a magnolia. He has been watering his and Ellen’s magnolias everyday. The magnolia trees are in 5-gallon containers and are having to be watered often. They will be planted in November or first of December.

Williams Chapel by Brooksie Burnett

Recently Brooksie Burnett and her sons, Eddie and Jimmy, enjoyed some out of town guests, a niece and cousin, Linder Smallwood from Denver, Colo. It began this way. Linder works for the state and her job sent her to Nashville, Tenn. for two days. After those work days she was on vacation. She traveled to Humboldt to visit some family folk, Aunt Brooksie, Cousin Eddie and Jimmy Burnett. She drove in at 5 a.m. Wednesday. It was a very nice homecoming after quite a few years gone by. Cousin Eddie and Jimmy joined them for dinner. Cousin Eddie said the grace. They enjoyed a warm evening meal of turnip greens, potato salad, baked chicken, okra, a relish dish, candied yams, corn bread, iced tea, and dessert. It was a merry homecoming. We talked about old times. Linder grew up in Pulaski, Ill. She is the granddaughter of Freddy Mai Tucker, the sister of X.L. Burnett. Linder didn’t have much time so we ate most of our meals out. Linder took Aunt Brooksie shopping. We went to church on Sunday and out to dinner. Linder is a very refined Christian woman. To Eddie and Jimmy she is more like a sister. Linder has a lovely family. I could never find the words to tell you how nice she is. She left at 5:30 driving to Nashville. She called that afternoon at 5 p.m. at home in Denver. Now this! One of our old friends is on vacation in New York City. Can you guess who? Better known as Martha Williams, she will be home soon. Recently at Pleasant View Baptist Church, Sharon, Tenn., on July 24, the day was set aside to celebrate their pastor’s 26 years of service. The church family planned a very fine program for their pastor. The speaker of the hour was Pastor Leroy Brent from Fairview M.B. Church in Mayfield, Ky. The people came out in a large number. It was a merry celebration for Pastor Edman Coleman. May God bless and wish you many more. They enjoyed a big anniversary dinner. If you work while you work and play while you play, is the only way to get a set aside day.

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I hope everyone is staying cool and checking on their elderly family, friends and neighbors. We are having so many hot, humid days and a lot of people are without air conditioners so please help us in checking on people. Barbara Berry with UT Ag Extension office held a class all week on living well with chronic diseases and several seniors attended the class and were given lots of good information. We certainly appreciate Barbara for holding these educational classes at the center. Our line dancing classes on Tuesday mornings are still going strong and several seniors are attending the class held by Bill Yates.

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Marable earns scholar award The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Jurnee Marable from Humboldt, Tenn. has been named an All-American Scholar At-Large award winner. Marable will appear in the All-

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American Scholar official yearbook, which is published nationally. She is a student at Humboldt Middle School. This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the academy recognizes fewer than 10-percent of all American high school students. “Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America’s history. Certainly, winners of the All-American Scholar Award should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement,� said Dr. George Stevens, founder of the United States Achievement Academy. The academy selects All-American Scholar winners based on the standards of selection set forth by the Academy. The criteria for selection are a student’s grade point average, student achievements, and a well-balanced schedule of academics and extracurricular activities. Marable is the daughter of Patrice Jenkins and Ivan Marable from Humboldt. Her grandparents are Remail and Gwen Jenkins of Humboldt, Jerry Marable of Jackson, Tenn. and the late Lillian Martin of Humboldt.

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Haneys Family Trust and Haynes Martial Trust to Jon Michael Lee and wife, Tera B. Lee – 7th CD Michael Scott Phillips and wife, Brandi Phillips, by and through their attorney-infact, Pam Murphy to Bobby R. Branch and wife, Connie D. Branch – 18th CD Calvin Tucker and wife, Margie Tucker to Billy Warren Beasley and wife, Phyllis B. Beasley – 13th CD James E. Emerson and wife, Ginger Emerson to Roberta S. Gelfarb – 21st CD Kris Bradford and wife, Tara Bradford to LaQuisha W. Webb – 13th CD Rhonda Truett to Greg Palmer and wife, Tiffany Palmer, f/k/a Tiffany Matheny – 13th CD Meredith Shaw f/k/a Meredith Forsyth and husband, Justin Shaw to Amanda Butler and husband, Matthew Butler – Medina Diana Pittman and husband, Jerry Pittman to Grace Fellowship Church, Inc. – 3rd CD Rachel Elizabeth Tatum n/k/a Rachel Elizabeth Cain to Bradley Owens and Christopher Carroll – Medina James L. Silverblatt and wife, Teresa S. Silverblatt to Timothy Tatum – 21st CD Faith Outreach Ministries, Inc. to Bill Thompson and wife, Mary Jane Thompson – 21st CD Charles Austin Jewell to Kenneth A. Barton and wife, Beverly Barton – 11th CD William David Upchurch and wife, Rhonda M. Upchurch to Susan Davis – 8th CD Adele Rothmann to Hunter Fields – 13th CD James Williamson to Lone Oak Holdings, LLC – 3rd CD Easy Living Home, LLC to Brandy Sanders – 11th CD W.C. Flowers to Mary Wallace Eddlemon and husband, Arthur William Eddlemon – 10th CD Della Faye Lane to Jerry D. Kilburn and wife, Cathy Lynn Kilburn – 9th CD Charles Ing and wife, Susan Ing to Joshua G. Hudspeth – 12th CD Northpointe, Inc d/b/a Northpointe Builders to Clark Family Holdings, LLC


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Jinkins, heirs at law of Bill Jinkins a/k/a Bill Jinki to Robert H. Jenkins – 13th CD Clark Family Holdings, LLC to Brian C. Weatherford and wife, Ginger L. Weatherford – 2nd CD Justin Lee Brown to Perry Wayne Page, III and wife, Candace Nichole Page – 2nd CD Janette Hillsman to Bennie Emerson – 13th CD Dawn Wynn to John R. Eddlemon and wife, Ruth Ann Eddlemon – 12th CD Clark Family Holdings, LLC to Jonathan Harris – 2nd CD Jerry Maitland to Valerie Coleman – 7th CD Holly Smith and husband, Michael Smith to Eddie R. Pruett and wife, Jessica Bell Pruett – Medina Clark Family Holdings, LLC to Dustin B. Colbey and wife, Hannah E. Colbey – 2nd CD Marvin Estes and wife, Brenda Estes to Freddie Stewart – 14th CD Carl W. Jones and wife, Donna M. Jones to James Michael Stringer and wife, Sandra K. Stringer - 14th CD Teresa B. Palmer to Cliff Sheridan and wife, Jackie Sheridan – 7th CD Brian Patterson and wife, Melanie Patterson to James E. Emerson, Jr. and wife, Ginger M. Emerson – 11th CD Regions Bank to Paul Glen Carson and wife, Nancy Carson – 9th CD

First Baptist Church, 3400 Mitchell St., Humboldt

Shamrock Property Management is looking for quality candidates to become part of our team. We are the number one Property Preservation company in West Tennessee/Northern Mississippi†and growing stronger everyday. Our company is looking for quality self motivated individuals that are looking to grow with our company. Qualified candidates will have a valid drivers license, high school diploma or GED, reliable transportation, clean driving record, and 2 years of verified work history. Candidates will be required to provide a motor vehicle report at the time of interview. Applications will only be accepted between the hours of 9 am till 2 pm on 8/3 and 8/4/ 2011. Openings are available for part time office staff, Inspections department and field service crews. Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, lawn care, cleaning, computer/office and leadership experience is needed. No phone calls please.


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TRUSTEE SALES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, GIBSON COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by William Donald and Ruth Donald to Raymond E. Lacy, Trustee dated February 23, 2006 in the amount of $55,300.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 72090, Deed Book 883, Page 292-304, (“Deed of Trust�); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee by assignment; and, U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder�), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, August 18, 2011 commencing at 12 pm at the south door



ABSOLUTE AUCTION Nando Jones Dry Goods & Fixtures

Saturday, August 6 @ 9:00 A.M. 139 Airways Blvd., Jackson, TN Auction Note: This is your last chance to own a piece of history from Nando Jones Dry Goods store. Approximately 14,000 sq. ft. building full! Dry goods to be offered as a whole or lot by lot. PARTIAL LISTING: 40’ Container • Anitque National Cash Register • Antique Wonder Baler • Antique Toldeo Scales • Antique Horoscope and Weight Machine • Antique School Desk Chair • Vintage Cothing • Men’s Shirts, Pants, Suite Coats, Shorts, Belts • Women’s Dresses, Blouses, Pants, Shorts • Chidren’s Clothes • 5’ & 6’ Showcases • Half Round Checkout Counter • H Racks, Round Racks, T Racks, Belt Racks • Wooden Gondolas, Counters There is no telling what we will find. Something for everyone. This is a very partial list. Terms and Conditions: Cash, Cashiers Check, Personal, and Company checks (with letter of credit if not known by auction company); Visa, Mastercard are acceptable forms of payment with a 3% administrative Fee.

10% Buyer’s Premium Applies (per item) *Every Items is Sold “AS IS - WHERE IS� *No guarantees or warrantees whatsoever *You are responsible for inspecting items before biddin *All sales are FINAL

OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Internal Revenue Service This sale is also subject to the right of redemption by the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF U.S. TREASURY, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7425(d)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in:Recorded 10/01/2001 in Deed Book 662 Page 35 Notice of the sale has been given to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with 26 U.S.C. 7425(b). 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, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right 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. MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler. com File No. 11-08261 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 07/27/2011, 08/03/2011 and 08/10/2011 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad # 14259 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 November 10, 2005, executed by JOHN M. GONZALES AND TERRI GONZALES, conveying certain real property therein described to CTC REAL ESTATE SERVICES, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee recorded December 8, 2005, in Deed Book 879, Page 2951-2963; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-17 who is now the owner of said debt; and

NOTICE SALE OF CONTENTS Econo Mini Storage 3645 East End Dr. Humboldt

August 5, 2011 1:00 p.m. Jackson, TN • 731-467-1842 Rick Hinson, CAI, GPPA

FL #1550


Ashley Oldham #277 Taylor Kendrick #345 Adrian Meadows #271 Tracy Wade #356 Lori Kennedy #337 Linda Kidd #309


First Baptist Church, 3400 Mitchell St., Humboldt



of the Gibson County Courthouse, 2004 North Court Square, Trenton, TN; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Situated in the Third Civil District of Gibson County, Tennessee, and within the Corporate limits of the City of Humboldt, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: Beginning at the intersection of 12th Avenue and Mitchell Street at the Northwest corner of this lot (which is also the Northwest corner of Lot 84 of the Osborne Plan of the City of Humbotldt); runs thence South with the East margin of 12th Avenue 100 feet to a stake; thence East 105 feet to a stake; thence North 100 feet to a stake in the South margin of Mitchell Street; thence with the South margin of Mitchell Street West 105 feet to the point of beginning. Being the same property conveyed to William Chester Donald, Jr. and wife, Ruth Locke Donald, as tenants by the entirety, by Quit Claim Deed from James C. Donald, et al, dated 1/20/89 and recorded 04/29/89 in Book 328, Page 90, Registers Office for Gibson County, Tennessee. Parcel ID No.: 170H/D/10 Map & Parcel No.: 170H/D/10 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 516 North 12th Avenue, Humboldt, Tennessee 38343 CURRENT OWNER(S): William Chester Donald Jr. and Ruth Locke Donald SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A

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 August 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Main Entrance of the Gibson County 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: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY SITUATE IN THE CITY OF HUMBOLDT, COUNTY OF GIBSON, AND STATE OF TENNESSEE, TO WIT: MAP 163 GROUP PARCEL 18. BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN AT TODD`S SOUTHEAST CORNER, SAID PIN BEING LOCATED AT THE WEST MARGIN OF (25 FEET FROM THE CENTERLINE) OF BOBBITT ROAD AND BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT; RUNS THENCE WITH THE WEST MARGIN OF BOBBITT ROAD SOUTH 14 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST 150.00 FEET TO A NEW IRON PIN; THENCE, LEAVING SAID ROAD AND ON NEW LINES THROUGH WORRELL AND RHODES, SOUTH 78 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 526.10 FEET TO A POINT IN AN EXISTING FENCE LINE IN POND; THENCE, WITH THE EXISTING FENCE, NORTH 39 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST 168.73 FEET TO AN 8 INCH LOCUST TREE IN THE FENCE, SAID TREE BEING TODD`S SOUTHWEST CORNER; THENCE, WITH TODD`S SOUTH LINE, NORTH 78 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 595.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND CONTAINING 1.927 ACRES, AS SURVEYED BY RANDY GREEN CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT SERVICE, P. O. BOX 421, MILAN, TN 38358. TAX ID#: 163-18.06 BY FEE SIMPLE DEED FROM JERRY NEAL WORRELL, A SINGLE PERSON, AND ROBIN AARON RHODES AND WIFE, REBECCA RHODES AS SET FORTH IN DEED BOOK 405, PAGE 705 AND RECORDED ON 2/10/1993, GIBSON COUNTY RECORDS. THE SOURCE DEED AS STATED ABOVE IS THE LAST RECORD OF VESTING FILED FOR THIS PROPERTY. THERE HAVE BEEN NO VESTING CHANGES SINCE THE DATE OF THE ABOVE REFERENCED SOURCE. PARCEL ID: 163-18.06 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 98 BOBBITT ROAD, 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): JOHN M. GONZALES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: TERRI GONZALES 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. Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #14442: 201108-03 2011-08-10, 2011-08-17

DYER TN 38330




Selling OFF-SITE at PINECREST GOLF COURSE at One Trenton Hwy., Dyer TN








LOT: 120’ X 135’


Open House: Mon. * August 8 * 4 - 6 PM Houses Built Prior to 1978. Lead Base Paint Disclosure Applies. REAL ESTATE TERMS: 20% Down. Balance within 30 days.

VISIT: 10% Buyers Premium Added To Final Bid To Reach Total Sales Price.


AUCTIONS AND REAL ESTATE SALES MARVIN E. ALEXANDER CAI, Auctioneer - TL 9; TFL 107 239 University Street, Martin, Tennessee

Office: 731-587-4244

Justin Euel Isbell of Humboldt and Michelle Lynn Gibson Conatser of Humboldt Billy Odell Eaton of Humboldt and Donna Michelle Turner Clarkson of Jackson Gregory Bernard Lenon of Humboldt and Tracy Lynette Glenn of Humboldt Daniel Lynn Mayfield of Humboldt and Angela Marie Montgomery of Humboldt Jonathan Daniel Joe Roberts of Dyer and Bethany Grace Chiarot of Jackson Arby Wayne Gammons of Dyer and Sandra Kay McAlpin Davis of Dyer

Ron R. Woody of Trenton and Pamela Gail Gilliam Mayfield of Trenton Joseph Allen Butts of Milan and Amanda Kay Callahan of Milan Christopher Michael Quinn of Bradford and Chelsea Ann Gibson of Milan Joe Leslie Zaricor, Jr. of Dyer and Helen Elaine Algee Zaricor of Dyer James Michael Edwards of Medina and Patricia Ann Hardwick Antwine of Jackson Brandon Leon Brawner of Medina and Ashley Nicole Siler of Medina

INSPECTIONS Information listed for the restaurant inspections is obtained from records of the Gibson County Health Department each month. The Humboldt Chronicle cannot assume responsibility for correcting inaccuracies when information accurately reflects the records. Readers are cautioned that some scores may have been updated after records were obtained and published. Diamond Oaks Snack Bar, Trenton, complete inspection, 94 score Small Treasures, Trenton, complete inspection, 90

score Domino’s Pizza, Trenton, complete inspection, 76 score, three criticals Humboldt Senior Center, Humboldt, complete inspection, 97 score Subway of Milan, Milan, complete inspection 94 score VIP Designs Catering, Milan, complete inspection, 94 score Humboldt Donuts, Humboldt, complete inspection, 80 score, three criticals Taco Bell, Humboldt, complete inspection, 95 score

NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF TENNESSEE PROBATE COURT OF GIBSON COUNTY AT TRENTON, TENNESSEE NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of: MARY BELLE WILKERSON DOCKET: 20198P Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of JULY 2011, Letters ADMINISTRATION WITH WILL ANNEXED in respect of the estate of MARY BELLE WILKERSON, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: JUNE 24, 2011 This 19th day of JULY, 2011. Signed: Helen M. Wilkerson, Administrator with will annexed Estate of MARY BELLE WILKERSON Shonna Smith, Clerk & Master BY: Susan Graves, DCM James T. Ryal 1323 E. Main Street Humboldt, TN 38343 08/03/11p

STATE OF TENNESSEE PROBATE COURT OF GIBSON COUNTY AT TRENTON, TENNESSEE NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of: NANCY SPITZER DOCKET: 20046P Notice is hereby given that on 26th day of July, 2011, Letters TESTAMENTARY in respect of the estate of NANCY SPITZER, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: JANUARY 7, 2011 This 26th day of July, 2011. Signed: Harold Gunn, Executor Estate of NANCY SPITZER Shonna Smith, Clerk & Master BY: Susan Graves, DCM Harold Gunn P.O. Box 444 Humboldt, TN 38343 08-10-11p

The City of Humboldt is seeking bids for the purchase of two (2) police cars. Bid specifications can be obtained at the Mayor’s office and bids received at the same office no later than 3:00 p.m. on August 12, 2011. The City of Humboldt reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS The City of Humboldt is seeking bids for the purchase of a leaf collection machine. Bid specifications can be obtained at the Mayor’s office and bids received at the same office no later than 3:00 p.m. on August 12, 2011. The City of Humboldt reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

NOTICE Gibson County Solid Waste in conjunction with Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will be accepting oil base paint, shellac, varnish, stain, lead base paint, and blacktop sealer each Thursday afternoon in August from 4 P.M. until 6 P.M. at the convenience center behind the Ed-Jones Agri-Plex, 1252 Manufacturers Row in Trenton, TN. We will not accept any latex paint. The proper disposal of latex paint is to pour out on kitty litter or sawdust mix and let dry, bag, put in garbage. The cans can be put in garbage after drying. This is for residential only, no commercial disposal. Contact information Tommy Edmonds 855-7654. There will aslo be a Household Hazardous Waste event held in Milan, TN on September 10, 2011.

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HUMBOLDT POLICE REPORT The Humboldt Police Department reported the following arrests from July 18, 2011 through July 24, 2011: •Bailey, Matthew Allen, 21, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/19/2011, Chere Carol and 45 Bypass; Charges: driving rev/susp/ exp license. Arresting officer: Barr •Bolin, Terry Douglas, 42, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/21/2011, 1626 McKnight; Charges: possession of drug paraphernalia; promotion of meth manufacturing. Arresting officer: Lewis Butler, Lee Wayne, 44, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/18/2011, Central Ave.; Charges: public intoxication. Arresting officer: Rich •Choate, Melissa Suzette, 37, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/20/2011, Jones Dr.; Charges: driving uner influence; driving uninsured. Arresting officer: McNatt •Coplin, Tony Dewayne, 49, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/19/2011, behind Tobacco Place; Charges: criminal attempt; possession of burglary tools; vandalism; evading arrest.

Arresting officer: Williams •Levingston, James Kenton, 49, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/22/2011, Stop & Shop; Charges: public intoxication. Arresting officer: Ptl Davis •Oldham, Rickey Lee, 41, of Humboldt.; Arrest date & location: 07/18/2011, 701 N 23rd; Charges: driving rev/ susp/exp license; leaving scene of accident; proof of insurance. Arresting officer: Sgt Arnold •Pitones, Joel, 19, of Trenton, Tenn.; Arrest date & location: 07/24/2011, Jackson Hwy/4505 E Main; Charges: driving under influence; driving w/o a license. Arresting officer:

Ptl D Jones •Quinn, Jacob Lynn, 30, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/22/2011, 3301 East End Dr.; Charges: public intoxication. Arresting officer: Ptl Daniel Jones •Rainey, William David, 40, of Gadsden, Tenn.; Arrest date & location: 07/21/2011, 1626 McKnight; Charges: possession of drug paraphernalia; promotion of meth manufacturing. Arresting officer: Lewis •Scott, Charles Edward, 43, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/18/2011, LaLatta Lane; Charges: aggravated burglary; theft of property; vandalism. Arresting officer: Sgt Williams


1304 Main Street Humboldt, TN 38343

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815 N 27th - Brick, 3 bedrms., 1 bath, living room, eat in kitchen, laundry, carport. Great starter home or investment.

Autumn Wynn buys her first house!

Hwy 187 -28 acres in Medina School District.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, TIMOTHY T. PRITCHARD, by Deed of Trust (the “Deed of Trust”) of record in Record Book 881, Page 1616, Gibson County Register’s Office County, Tennessee, conveyed to Joel T. Reynolds, Trustee, the hereinafter described real property to secure the payment of certain Promissory Note dated January 10, 2006 executed by Timothy T. Pritchard (the “Note”) described in the Deed of Trust, which Note is payable to Farmers & Merchants Bank; WHEREAS, the said Joel T. Reynolds, Trustee, is unable to act as Trustee under the Deed of Trust, and I have been appointed Substitute Trustee by the owner and holder of the Note by instrument of record in Record Book 956, Page 1358, Register’s Office for Gibson County, Tennessee; WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the Note; and WHEREAS, the owner and holder of the Note has demanded that the hereinafter described real property be advertised and sold in satisfaction of indebtedness and costs of foreclosure in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Note and Deed of Trust. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that I, C. Dwight Hawks, Substitute Trustee, pursuant to the power, duty and authority vested in and conferred upon me by the Deed of Trust, will on August 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the SOUTH DOOR of the Municipal Building in Humboldt, Tennessee, offer for sale to highest bidder for cash, and free from all legal, equitable and statutory rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which have been waived in the Deed of Trust, certain property located in Gibson County, Tennessee, described as follows: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST MARGIN OF 14TH AVENUE WITH THE NORTH MARGN OF AN ALLEY; RUNS THENCE WITH 14TH AVENUE NORTH 80.5 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE U. S. POST OFFICE PROPERTY PURCHASED FROM JACOBS; THENCE EAST 127 FEET 4 INCHES TO A POINT IN COUCH’S WEST BOUNDARY; THENCE SOUTH WITH COUCH’S WEST BOUNDARY 80.5 FEET TO THE NORTH MARGIN OF SAID ALLEY; RUNS THENCE WITH SAID ALLEY WEST 127 FEET 4 INCHES TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO TIMOTHY T. PRICHARD BY WARRANTY DEED DATED OCTOBER 15, 1999 AND RECORDED IN RECORD BOOK 591, PAGE 649, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

00 Hwy 70-79 - About 8 acres on Central (Hwy 70-79 in front of new WADDELL GARDENS.

329 Forrest - Solid as a rock! 3 bdrms, 2 ba, corner lot, large living room with built in bookcases, kitchen/den combo Call Jessica at 693-7134.

INVESTORS 470 Main - Warehouse for sale, cleaned and renovated. AC in office; new bathroom, concrete floor. $42,000

1010 N 20th - Duplex, only $59,900. Across from junior high school.


22 Homeview, Jackson - Pretty brick, 3/2, large patio and fenced back yard on cove, behind Emerald Lake area. 126 Country Oak - Three Way, in Turner Estates, 4 bdrms, country living on one acre. Front is as pretty as back. $214,900


Said sale shall be held subject to the following: Buyer will be responsible for the payment of all indebtedness owed Farmers & Merchants Bank, and for payment of any and all past due and/or delinquent property taxes and the 2011 property taxes which are a lien but are not yet due and payable. Terms and conditions announced on sale day supersede any printed material. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. DATED this 15th day of July, 2011. s/ C. Dwight Hawks C. Dwight Hawks Substitute Trustee C. Dwight Hawks Substitute Trustee P.O. Box 630 Humboldt, TN 38343 731/784-4781 Publication dates: July 20, 2011, July 27, 2011, August 3, 2011

518 Honeysuckle Lane - Fantastic location with 3 bedrms, 1.5 bath, huge patio, huge eat in kitchen/den combo. Now only $67,900

2003 Hawks Loop - 2 bedrooms, living room, big eat-in-kitchen, office, 1 bathroom, parking, fenced yard. $35,000

The address of the above-described property is 202 14th Avenue, Humboldt, TN 38343. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS:


498 Verano - Medina Schools; 4 BR, 2 baths, corner lot with new fencing. Pretty. $139,900

22 Fruitland Edison Rd. - More than just a house: horse barn, workshop, house on the prairie, storage building, chicken coop, storm shelter, patio with arbor and gazebo, hot tub, sunroom with lots of windows. 18 acres with pond! $299,900

238 Yoshino, Jackson, TN - Some kind of Wonderful as this home has an exquisite design with 2111 Hawks Loop - Investors or first time gourmet kitchen, in ground-INDOOR swimming home buyers! Look: 3 bedrooms, for so little… pool. GR with FP. Lush landscaping. Over 8000 sq ft practically all new windows! feet inside and beautiful grounds outside. $649,900 Call Jessica Alsobrook, 731 694 7134. Pritchard Place Subdivision - You can’t find a better building location. All city utilities. Conveniently located near the highway and hospital but still nestled in a peaceful cove. Restrictive covenants, but you can still pick 2219 Mullins - Investors or first time home your own house plans. No cookie cutters here! buyers, look: so much sq feet for the price. 1456 12 lots still available! sq ft.. 2 bedrm, 2 baths, sunrm.

Page 14 Humboldt Chronicle, Wednesday, August 3, 2011

photos by APRIL G. JACKSON

HHA CELEBRATES - New construction in Rosedale Courts was celebrated by Humboldt Housing Authority staff, board members and officials last week. Three new duplexes are completed and more are under construction. Rosedale was first erected in the 1950 and was the first Humboldt Housing Authority project. AMENITIES - HHA Director Patricia Taylor shows how a special handicap accessible unit features lower counters and working areas for those residents confined to wheelchairs. Taylor led guests through three duplex apartments during Friday’s celebration of new construction at Rosedale Courts.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR - Forsythe Construction of Jackson is the general contractor of the new construction project at Rosedale Courts, the city’s first housing project from the 1950s. Andy Forsythe stands by the master plan on display during last week’s open house and tour.

LAVISH BUFFET - The tempting buffet in one of the new duplex apartments at Rosedale Court was created by a trio of cousins, (from left) Barbara Borner, Phyllis Elliott and JoAnn Williams. The women were also responsible for staging the apartments for the tour last Friday and credit Peoples Furniture’s Harry Davidson for his help.

HHA from page 1A noted Taylor. Housing is now equipped with modern amenities that were not utilized in everyday homes in the 1950s, such as washers and dryers, dishwashers, cable connections, etc. The HHA new duplexes feature some of these amenities, such as larger bedrooms and living areas, energy efficient appliances, windows, and doors, security screens and doors, decorative tile and flooring, textured ceilings, oak cabinetry, storage areas, designated laundry area, two-car parking, and several other more up-to-

date amenities. Eventually, 34 new units will be constructed at the Rosedale Courts Development, which will include a community center, recreational area, additional parking, and a possibly a flower garden. “The Humboldt Housing Authority continually strives to be a positive asset to the city of Humboldt and its citizens. We are one piece of a larger puzzle to help make Humboldt a destination of choice in our area, where families want to live, grow, and contribute� stated Taylor. “I am fortunate to have the opportunity to build upon a

strong foundation laid by community-minded men and women over the last few decades. This legacy will continue with our effective partnership with the city, our housing board and our staff,� said Taylor. For any additional information about the Humboldt Housing Authority, contact the main office at 3532 Seymour Loop or call 784-9772. Applications for housing are taken Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 3:30 at the office. “The HHA thanks the community for the supporting their open house of 2011,� Taylor added.




Chapel Hill Baptist Church men’s softball team won first place in the Milan Men’s Church League. Please congratulate the following: (front, from left) Levi, Mike, Drew, Steve, (back, from left) Brett, Josh, John, Dewayne, Colton, Justin, Jason and Robbie.

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