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Southern Gospel meets Country Spiritual June 19 Brownsville, TN (May 31, 2010): The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center announces a free summer concert Saturday, June 19, on the porch of the Sleepy John Estes home. “Southern Gospel meets Country Spiritual” will begin at 6 p.m., and features the sounds of David Smith and George Parchman. Parchman, a Humboldt native who now lives in Jackson, best describes his music style as “ bluesy and witty, coupled with a spiritual overtone.” Attendees will recognize songs such as “In the Wake of a Hurricane” and “Steve.” Known locally as the Singing Firefighter, Smith loves to sing the old southern gospel favorites like “How Great Thou Art” and “In the Garden,” mixed with more modern tunes such as “What Kinda Car.” “We invite everyone to come out, grab a picnic at one of the nearby restaurants and enjoy an evening on the grounds of the Center,” says Heritage Center Director Sonia Outlaw-Clark. The museums will be open during the event and each artist will be honored with a special display in the Center’s lobby. CDs will also be available for purchase. This event is one the entire family will enjoy. There will be some bleacher seating and attendees are also encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn and drinks will also be available. For more information about the concert, contact Outlaw-Clark at 731-779-9000. The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is located at I-40 and Exit 56, behind McDonald’s, and features three museums. Visit the Center’s website at www.westtnheritage.com.

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Brownsville Police Department Joins Click It or Ticket 2010 Brownsville PD joins hundreds of law enforcement officials to support the May 24–June 6, 2010, Click It or Ticket campaign,”,. Highway safety representatives and safety advocates nationwide have vowed support of the annual mobilization.

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Continued from Page A1 ant Margaret Dyer and UDC President Mary Ann Shaw. The program also featured a singing of “Statue of Liberty” from group, One Heart, before Castellaw spoke. Castellaw is a native of Crockett County and went into the Marines after graduation from UT. Martin. Serving through a

multitude of military tours, and earning numerous awards and recognitions such as being the 1990 recipient of the Cunningham Award as the Marine Aviator of the Year, Castellaw, who delivered sobering tales of the lives of two marine soldiers seemed like a perfect fit for the program as speaker. “Clearly his story is one of the hometown boys who did good,” Dixon said. “A little boy from Crockett County

who could make it to the hall of the White House.” Castellaw’s tales were of one marine, who died in combat while in Vietnam and left Castellaw with the difficult task of telling his family, and of another solider who became homeless after coming back, but still served as an important inspiration to another pregnant homeless woman. After Castellaw spoke, a special wreath was placed near the memorial.

Briefly Speaking Haywood County eligible for Farm Service Agency Disaster Loans Emergency loans for farmers, ranchers and operators are available through the Haywood County Office of the USDA Farm Service Agency, Joseph A. Wade, Farm Loan Manager, said today. Farm Service Agency’s State Executive Director, Eugene E. Davidson, said this authority is pursuant to President Obama’s declaration of a major disaster in Tennessee, caused by severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds and tornadoes, which occurred from April 30 through May 18. As a result of this major disaster Haywood County, as a primary county in Tennessee, is named as an area eligible for Federal disaster assistance pursuant to the provisions of Section 321 (a) of the Consolidated Farm

and Rural Development Act. Primary and contiguous counties in Tennessee are eligible for the FSA Emergency Loans. Primary counties include Benton, Cannon, Carroll, Cheatham, Chester, Clay, Crockett, Davidson, Decatur, DeKalb, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Giles, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Macon, Madison, Marshall, Maury, McNairy, Montgomery, Obion, Perry, Pickett, Robertson, Rutherford, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Tipton, Trousdale, Wayne, Williamson and Wilson. Applications for assistance in the disaster stricken counties are currently being accepted by the Farm Service Agency. Farmers qualifying for emergency

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loans may borrow up to 100 percent of their actual production or physical loss, not to exceed a maximum of $500,000 or the amount actually needed, whichever is less. FSA Emergency Loans cover losses from designated disasters and are made to qualified farmers who cannot obtain necessary credit from other lenders in the area. To obtain further information, contact Jean M. Smith, Farm Loan Officer of the Farm Service Agency office located at 1179 South Dupree, Brownsville. NAACP meeting The NAACP Haywood County Adult Branch monthly meeting will be held Monday, June 7. The meeting will be held at 28 East Jefferson Street in Brownville. Call 772-4578 for more information.

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