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Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Lovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; It: McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Opens in Bells

Crockett County now has its very own McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s! On May 22, the Gamble family, who owns the franchise, invited prominent members of the county to a VIP party at the restaurant. Guests were taken on tours of the kitchen, which contained many types of efficient technology to meet the needs of customers. On the night of May 25, that kitchen was bustling when McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opened its doors to a waiting crowd at its official opening at midnight. Patrons enjoyed classic favorites like Big Macs and chocolate shakes in the modern and inviting dining room. This McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, which is connected to a Flash Mart gas station, is run by a managerial staff made up of: Cynthia Arnold, Fernando Bailey, Emily Campbell, Judy Goff, Cody Hunt, Cedric Koonce, Heather Picker, Patricia Smith, and Valencia Walker. It is located off of U.S. Highway 412 in Bells at the Highway 88 overpass. In July the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening. By: Kim Stolarick

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Elementary Students Walk for Health Crockett County UT Extension Family and Consumer Science Agent, Sara W. Poole, partnered with Coordinated School Health Director’s from Alamo City (Ashley Hayworth), Bells City (Brooke Parkey) and Crockett County Schools (Kelsie Henning) to offer the 4th grade Walk Across Tennessee Physical Activity Program. 4th grade students from Alamo, Bells, Friendship, Gadsden and Maury City Gadsden Elementary 4th Grade Students with UT Extension Elementary Schools were Health encouraged to walk and/or Educator, Shirley Love and Crockett Co. Elementary Health exercise during the school Teacher Tara day and at home with their Johnson. parents for 8 weeks. They were also required to write down how much time they spent walking, record it on the activity log and turn it in weekly. The winning class enjoyed a fruit and pizza party and the top walker received a $25.00 gift card. The combined total miles walked were 10,314.57. Listed below are the winners for Walk Across TN 2012. 1st Place: Ms. Ashley Scrugg’s Class at Gadsden Elementary with 2,238.6 Trevor Holland logged the most miles in his class with 314.25 2nd: Ms. Lay’s Class at Bells Elementary with 1,315 3rd: Ms. Beach’s Class at Bells Elementary with 1,248.32 4th: Ms. Krista Kail’s Class at Maury City Elementary with 1,098.3 5th: Ms. Parlow’s Class at Bells Elementary with 915.75 6th: Mr. Jeff Edwards’s Friendship Elementary with 857 7th: Ms. Rawson’s Class at ACS with 811.1 8th: Ms. Bailey’s Class at ACS with 791.7 9th: Ms. Doyle’s Class at ACS with 526.5 10th: Ms. Pratt’s Class at ACS with 512.3 Sara W. Poole, UT Extension-FAC Agent, **Our Top Walker is Anna Jordan from \Maury City Elementary with 387.75 miles!! Kelsie D. Henning, CSH Director-Crockett Co. Schools, Anna Jordan, Maury City Elem. 4th grade student, and Shirley Love, UT Extension.

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Crockett County Chamber of Commerce News The Crockett County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce 18 new memberships since February 2012. Nine of the memberships were businesses located in Crockett County: Alamo Donuts, Cheryl & Co. specializes in jewelry, APAGE Learning Center located in Maury City will be opening June 15, Hutchison Heating & Air, Watson Roofing Company, Anitaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Designs specializes in womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apparel located at Green Frog Village in Bells, McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s located in Bells, Lions & Lollipops specializes in childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apparel located in Alamo, West TN Smokers catering to West Tennessee located in Bells. Seven memberships are located in neighboring counties: Hickman Realty Group located in Humboldt, Tennessee Quality Hospice located in Trenton, American Cellular located in Jackson, Century Farm Winery located in Madison County, Touching Hearts at Home specializes in in-home services located in Milan, Young Insurance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cy Young located in Jackson, NovaCopy located in Jackson. The additional individual memberships include Melonely Powell and Carol Turpen. The Crockett County Chamber of Commerce would like to remind you to participate in some upcoming events that could be beneficial to you and/or your business. The Chamber would like to invite you to the 21st Annual Business & Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament on June 13th. Dinner is included in registration. The Chamber also is presenting Business After Hours, June 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Century Farm Winery in Jackson, TN. The Crockett County Chamber of Commerce with have a joint ribbon cutting along with Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Century Farm Wineryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5th Year Anniversary. The ribbon cutting ceremony will start on June 21 at 4:30 p.m. The Crockett County Chamber of Commerce has kicked off a membership drive as of May 15, 2012. In Crockett County, 99 businesses have been recognized as prospective members. The Crockett County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will be making personal visits to local businesses to encourage membership. In June, an existing membership drive will be targeted. All current chamber members will be visited by a chamber representative. A special thanks to the Chamber Ambassadors for all their dedication to the Chamber of Commerce. The Crockett County Chamber of Commerce has some exciting new ideas for the Crockett County. The Chamber would like to form a Cash Mob. A Cash Mob is a group of 20 to 30 people obligated to spend $20 at a local business. The business would be a chamber member and would be randomly selected. The Cash Mob would show up to a business at once and generate at least $400 of revenue at the selected business and keep tax revenue in Crockett County. Another event is in the preliminary stages of formation. On October 27, the Crockett County Chamber of Commerce is planning a music festival on court square in Alamo, TN. If you have any ideas for this music fest, please voice your opinion by contacting the Chamber. If you have any questions about participating in any of the upcoming events or have any questions about being a chamber member, contact the Chamber at 731-696-5120 or email contact@crockettchamber.com.

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LOCAL RESIDENTS RECEIVE DEGREES FROM UT MARTIN MARTIN, Tenn. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Several Crockett County residents were among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during the recent spring commencement held in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus. The students receiving undergraduate degrees were: ¡ Alamo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Xochilt Zulema Joyner, Matthew Lee Lambert; ¡ Bells â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jessica Marie Cerven, Grant Ross Gaines; ¡ Friendship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brittany Nicole Williams; ¡ Maury City â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jessica A. Rardin. Dr. Joe DiPietro, president of the University of Tennessee, was the commencement speaker and conferred degrees. UT Martin Chancellor Dr. Tom Rakes presided over the exercises.

Tanner Harrison, son of Crockett Rocket publisher Michael Harrison recently signed a scholarship to play baseball with Mid Continent University in Mayfield, Kentucky. On hand for the event were many players, family, and friends. Left to Right: Coach Corry Essary (Gibson County Head Baseball Coach, Tanner Harrison, Coach Ken Covington (Gibson County Asst. Baseball Coach) Back Row: Mid Continent University Head Coach Shawn Yarborough, and Mid Continent Asst. Coach Nathan Lawrence

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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Appreciation for our law enforcement officers is not always given or expressed. However, June 1, 2012 was a different day in this county as a luncheon was held in honor of all law enforcement personnel at the Crockett County Sheriff’s Department Counter-Drug Training Complex. After the shooting of Friendship Police Chief Bill Garrett at the Friendship Dollar Store, an anonymous citizen gave a generous amount of money to fund an appreciation luncheon for all the officers. This event was well-attended by jailers, deputies, dispatchers, and other support personnel. As an added bonus, the highlight of the luncheon was the presence of Bill Garrett, the Friendship Police Chief. Officers enjoyed sharing time with Chief Garrett as well as showing their appreciation and support for the chief. As was evidenced by the tremendous response and outpouring of support the night of the shooting, there is a special bond that exists between all law enforcement officers. Especially, when each works so closely with the other in a county as small as ours. Special appreciation to this generous citizen! Also, to those who worked to provide this meal in honor of the men and women who wear the badge, gun, and vest to “serve and protect” at no small sacrifice. (Editor’s Note - We are pleased to honor and recognize you as well in this issue of the Crockett Rocket.)

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Food Fiesta

Crockett County Schools - Coordinated School Health partnered with UT Extension to host a “Food Fiesta” at Friendship and Gadsden Elementary Schools. Students in grades 1-5 visted educational booths about Sugar Facts, Bone Health, Watch Me Grow, Name that Food, Food Pyramid Relay and Physical Activity. Each student had the opportnuity to taste smoothies, fruits and vegetables, plant cucumber seeds and learn how many grams of sugar are in their favorite “sugary” snacks. Upon leaving the gym, each student recieved a sports back pack stuffed with jump ropes, pedometers and health related coloring books provided by Sylvia Stamper with Blue Cross Blue Sheild (BCBS) of Tennessee. Thank you to the following organizations/individ- Friendship Elementary Students sporting “Food Group” uals who helped to make these events a success: UT Glasses provided by Extension (Sara Poole and Shirley Love), BCBS (Sylvia LeBonhuer. Stamper), Crockett Juvenile Services (Kevin Ligon and Kristy Suggs), LeBonhuer (Whitney Thornton), Health Department (Cindy Wilkins) and UT Extension-Haywood Co. (Tenille Short and Becky Cambell).

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Injured Friendship Police Chief Extends Gratitude On May 18, Friendship Police Chief Bill Garrett entered the local Dollar General store with his wife, Daphne. What was supposed to be a casual shopping trip quickly became a dire situation when an armed robber entered the store soon after and demanded money. During the incident, Garrett was shot in the upper abdomen, the bullet puncturing his liver. He was airlifted to the Med in Memphis, where he was placed in intensive care, in critical but stable condition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank goodness I was there,â&#x20AC;? Garrett says of his time at the hospital. The Garrett family was immediately embraced by Memphis-area officers: The Shelby County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department put the family up in a hotel room, and the Memphis Police Department took money out of their own pockets to help them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a little small town cop to go to Memphis, and the Memphis PD, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Shelby County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department to be waiting on your family when you get there, to take care of your familyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that was very touching.â&#x20AC;? Garrett was able to return home to on May 26. The Crockett County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department escorted Garrett and his family to Friendship, passing several well-wishers along the way. The love and support for Chief Garrett and his family has been abundant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had so much outpouring of affection: cards; money donations; people mowing the yard, and working in the garden. We appreciate the support,â&#x20AC;? Garrett says gratefully. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And of course the outpouring of love from Friendship has just been awesome. A lot of people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the good fortune that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had to see the amount of support my family will get when my â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;big dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comes.â&#x20AC;? A big basket of cards rests on the coffee table of the Garrett home, just a fraction of the mail that the police chief has received during his recovery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got cards from all over the United States. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatly appreciated. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one very touching one from a girl [whose] father was killed; he was a special agent. She wrote to wish me well. That was very touching.â&#x20AC;? Garrettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recovery is going well thus far. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting stronger every day. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any pain, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just weak and tired,â&#x20AC;? he states. Within the next several weeks heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll return to the doctor to have forty staples removed. In the meanwhile Garrett is resting at home, and trying to get things done. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got a million phone calls to make: people to call and thank. I just gotta get off my butt and get to it,â&#x20AC;? he says with a laugh. We wish Police Chief Garrett a successful and speedy recovery, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy and grateful to have him home! By: Kim Stolarick

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THE FATHER OF ALL

The account of our creation is the very definition of God’s divine fatherhood unto all mankind. God only creates life, however, it is certainly formed by the agents of mother and father. During the month of June, we have set aside a special day to honor those men who we call fathers, we want to notice the divine “paternity” of God as it relates to our physical fathers. He is the Father of Life! Not only did the Father create life, but it is also precious to the Father. Just after He created man in Genesis 1:26-27, His view of life is determined in the very next verse: “and God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” (Gen. 1:28). The Giver of Life did and does not view the preciousness of life has relative, but holds it in high esteem. Fathers who seek to emulate the Heavenly Father will view the lives blessed to their care with the same esteem. Children are a blessing to be valued, not a burden to be endured – to prove this fact one only has to look to those who so earnestly desire children but cannot produce them. Life is too precious a gift for it to be despised and neglected, therefore godly fathers will appreciate it. He is the Father of Love! God’s love toward His creation is an undeniable fact proven throughout scripture! (I John 4:7-8, John 3:16, Romans 8:39) So, what does God love us? – because we are His creation, His children, and that relationship carries with it an innate affection. Many did not and does not have to do anything for God to love us because it is a natural love. Children do not have to do anything to receive their father’s love because it comes naturally. It is that love, from the Father toward man, and from all fathers toward their children, that brings for fruit for good. He is the Father of Law! God’s value of His children in Israel is seen in His continued attempt through history to preserve them: Deuteronomy 6:24 – “and the Lord commanded us to do all these statues, to fear the Lord our God for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is at this day”. Godly fathers are those who seek to in all ways preserve life in their children for it is to be highly valued. The forefathers of this nation recognized the necessity of law for the preservation of this nation, thereby penning the “Charters of Freedom” which are documents of law. God’s fathers today will recognize the necessity of solid, unalterable law in the rearing of Christ for their own preservation and the preservation of a moral society (Eph. 6:4). By instilling in them respect for God’s law, they will then be respectful to the laws of the home and the laws of the land. He is the Father of Liberty! God has, through law, provided liberty unto all who are willing to obey the will of Christ and submit to His charge (Gal 5:1). The forefathers of this great nation recognized the benefits of liberty in establishing a republic as described by Abraham Lincoln: “Four score and seven years ago, our forefathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation; conceived in liberty…”. Likewise do godly fathers recognize the necessity of some progressive degree of liberty for their children as they grow. The liberty of which I am writing is not liberty to sin, but to make independent decisions so they can learn responsibility. By at times, stepping back and allowing children to make decisions, fathers equip them to think independently and to think through situations rather than acting on whim or conscience. God gave free will with the expectation that man would be blessed by good decisions and learn from bad decisions – children have capacity for the same when given certain abilities to choose by their fathers. It goes without saying that God, the Father of ALL, stands forevermore as an example of what a father should be to his children. Thank God for fathers who have dedicated themselves to such traits for the good of their children and grandchildren to come. By doing so they escape the same experience of one father who wrote of his failure: A Confession of a Father Who Failed: As a father, I have thought that I was a success. I taught my son to hunt, took him fishing, set on the sidelines and cheered his work on the football field. I gave him a good allowance and let him use the family car for his dates. I thought I was a pal to my son. Now, that son is gone. The house is empty without his laughter and conscience comes and sits on my pillow and pricks me at night with arrows that sting like poison. Not once did I talk seriously to that boy about Christianity or his soul’s salvation. I thought of church-going as something for the women and I wanted my boy to be a man. Easter found me in a pew, and maybe Mother’s Day. But, the rest of the year, Sunday was the day to go fishing, play a few rounds of golf, or to just sleep late and catch up on my resting. And now that my son has gone I’ve begun to think of the uncertainty of life. I’m remembering now some of the things my mother taught me when I was a child; things about Jesus and how He gave His life so that all might have a life with Him after death. I remember all she said about the Christian life – how it’s the best life, how it brings a man the greatest degree of satisfaction even on this earth. And how it gives him something to life for – strength to do the right things, and comfort in times of trial and sorrow. Yes, it even makes him unafraid to die. My mothers tried to teach me those things, but my father was like I have been. He was my pal. We hunted and fished together and church-going was for the women. He’s gone now and mother, too. He wasn’t a Christian. I wonder is Heaven, too, just for the women? I hope not, because I’ve changed my mind about the matter. I want to go there when I die. I want my son to go, too. It may be forever too late for me to make up for the wrong I’ve done my son. I’ve written him. That’s about all I can do for the present – except pray. But I pray someone will take time to tell my son about Christ, and that maybe he will remember some of the things his mother has told him and will be afraid to face death without a Savior. But, I don’t know. He’s so young, and the young have little fear. I write this in hope that some father, who still has his boy at his side will realize the duty that he has to that boy before it’s too late. Has a father any greater duty than to teach his son the way of salvation and to live the Christian life before him? -Author Unknown May God bless this nation with fathers who love the Father and teach their children to honor Him! Belonging to Him, Stephen R. Sutton Minister Maury City Church of Christ


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Caleb, Colton, Jason, and J.T. graduated from Crockett County High School May 18th, 2012. The quadruplets are the sons of Rodney and Connie Rodgers. The boys attended Friendship Elementary where their academic achievement was awarded at graduation. They received honors for placing top in their class. They were also recognized by Friendship Drug and awarded for having the highest grade point average in their class. The quadruplets attended junior high and high school at Crockett County. Caleb has chosen to serve our country; the Air Force is awaiting his arrival in July. Colton, Jason, and J.T. plan to attend The University of Tennessee at Martin.

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University of Tennessee at Knoxville Graduates On May 10, 2012, Matthew, Suzannah, and Benjamin Wiggins graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in plant science. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree had an emphasis on cotton physiology, while Suzannah and Benjamin had an emphasis on soybean breeding. All three were members of Gamma Sigma Delta while at UTK. Matthew continues his studies at UTK pursuing a PhD in plant science. Benjamin and Suzannah have both accepted positions with Pioneer Hybrid International and are making their home in Algona, Iowa. Suzannah is the daughter of Marlin and Bekah Mellinger of Wrightsville, PA. She is the granddaughter of Ruth Mellinger and the late Millard Mellinger Sr. of Columbia, PA and of Lois McCredie and the late Rev. George McCredie of Wrightsville, PA. Matthew and Benjamin are the sons of Jerry and Katherine Wiggins of Friendship, TN. They are the grandsons of Syble Wiggins and the late Adron Wiggins Sr. and of Nina Bowie and the late Bernell Bowie, all of Halls, TN.

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MARTIN, Tenn., May 15, 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LOCAL STUDENT RECEIVES AWARD FROM UT MARTIN COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Crystal Climer, of Bells, received the Outstanding Dual Enrollment Student Award from the University of Tennessee at Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences during a recent departmental awards banquet. Pictured are (from left to right) Dr. Jerald Ogg, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; Dr. Jerry Gresham, professor and interim dean of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences; Climer; and Dr. Timothy Burcham, professor and interim chair of the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources.

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Crockett County E-911 Launches Smart911 to Deliver Enhanced Emergency Response Crockett County E-911 Urges Citizens to Create Safety Profiles Providing Emergency Responders with Critical Information that Can Save Time and Lives Crockett County, TN, May 15, 2012 -Crockett County E-911 announced today that they have implemented Smart911 to enhance delivery of 9-1-1 emergency services for area citizens. Rave Mobile Safety’s Smart911 is a public/private partnership creating a first-of-its-kind, critical caller database that is already helping citizens and emergency responders across 20 states. Currently, when 9-1-1 receives a call, only a phone number and minimal levels of location data are displayed. With Smart 911, citizens create safety profiles online consisting of additional data about themselves and family members which is automatically displayed to 9-1-1 dispatchers during emergency calls. The result is far greater emergency response effectiveness and saved lives. “Having more information is an immeasurable benefit to emergency responders and we encourage citizens to create Smart911 safety profiles,” said Brian Black, Director of Crockett County E-911. “These can detail medical conditions and disabilities that help dispatchers understand why a caller might be uncommunicative, expediting and supporting EMT response. They can let fire crews know not only how many residents are at a home, but locations of bedrooms. Police can be alerted to potential threats and photos can be available to facilitate the search for a missing child. In an emergency, more information means greater effectiveness, saving invaluable time and lives.” Smart911 is a nation-wide service that is entirely private and secure. Paid for by the Crockett County Emergency Communications District, citizens can create safety profiles at www.Smart911.com, entering vital data they want made available on themselves and family members, a residence, even pets. This can include data on medical conditions, disabilities and/or special needs, children’s photos, home addresses of cellphone callers, floor plans and other pertinent information. Smart911 delivers this information automatically to dispatchers, who then enable responders to be more effective because they have access to critical health and logistics information before arriving at the scene of an emergency. “By deploying Smart911 and urging citizens to create safety profiles,” said Tom Axbey, president and CEO, Rave Mobile Safety. “Crockett County E-911 is demonstrating their commitment to delivering the most effective emergency services possible to area citizens. Emergency services are realizing how detailed information can dramatically improve emergency outcomes, and as this public/private partnership expands, we can look forward to increased public safety across the entire country. Alamo Bells

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Celebrate 100 Years at Girl Scout Day Camp Girl Scout Day Camp 2012 will be one big birthday party this summer! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the celebration at Green Frog Village, June 20-22 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. At camp this year weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll visit with our founder, Juliet (Daisy) Lowe, and each troop will get to see what scouting was like a hundred years ago. Girls will learn how to pitch a tent, build a fire, cook outdoors, whittle, and tie knots. Join us each day with a sack lunch, snack, swaps and hat. Wear sturdy shoes with socks, and wear a t-shirt with sleeves. Bring a sit upon, plate, cup, fork, and dunk bag. Please put everything in a backpack, and make sure to label all items. The camp fee ($30) will pay for a t-shirt, field trips, crafts, badges, and food on Pictured are the second and third grade Brownies on Girl Scout Sunday. They presented a song, then enjoyed lunch and the Pow- cookout day. New girls grades K-12 are welder Puff Derby. From left to right: Kelsey Laster, Chloe Jones, Kyli come, too! Register online, or pick up a form at Henson, Rachel Beauchamp, Hadley Mansfield, Bethanie Hick- Green Frog CafĂŠ, Cupcake Co., Family Diner, or Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Consignment. Please call if you man, Ella Legions, Emma Maddux, Ada Johnson, and Brittney have any questions. Goldsby.

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ACS held their annual talent show on May 8. The fifth grade group, Crazy 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, performed a dance routine for the finale.

Former ACS students performed for sixth graders. The musicians are now members in the CCHS band.

ALLERGIES? Stop By To Find Out How To Get Rid id Of Seasonal Allergies! Proud Supporter of Crockett County Relay for Life June 8th, 2012

ACS is proud to announce that sixth grader Aisayah Swift reached an important goal this past school year: she earned 2,000 Accelerated Reader points!

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Pack 53 met for the Spring Space Derby. The winners were: (Bears) Nicholas McKnight, 1st place and Top Speed in Pack; Dakota Close, 2nd place; Kellon Brodniak, 3rd place; and Logan Nichols, 4th place. (Wolves) Sterling Mansfield, 1st place; Logan Gaters, 2nd place; Alex Howard, 3rd place; and Elijah Torres, 4th place. (Tigers) Conner Rickets, 1st place; Dalton Milam, 2nd place; Joe Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnell and Cash Piatt, tied for 3rd place; Hayden Johnson, Best in Show. (Webelos) Jase Brown, 1st place; Zack Cooke, 2nd place.

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St. Jude Research Hospital 2K walk The St. Jude Research Hospital 2K walk was a good one. The members of New First Baptist Church thank you for sponsoring this event. We want to thank Mr. Kelsie Henning for his support. Our goal was $1000.00. We exceeded $1513.00 for someone in need. There is yet lots of work to be done for all Research and it will take everyone working together to do it. There are some more people I would like to thank: Mr. Steven Tate for his donation, this man is a Blessing to our community. Mrs. Cherry Rains, was there to lend a helping hand to this event also. Thanks to all our participant, Mansfield â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s Grocery Store, R L Lift Truck Parts, The Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bank, Ken & Debbie Davis, Bank of Crockett, The Jackson Clinic, Alamo Police Department, Maury City Police Department, New First Baptist members and Commission Jerrel Little for cooking our food. Sometimes we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to take time to help other unless they are our relatives. We need to learn to step out on faith and do what we can. God wants us to help one another. I thank God for conditioning my mind to Coordinator this walk. Thank you all Teresa Little

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Tractor Talk For this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tractor Talk, we speak with Danny Hutchison of Crockett Mills. About ten years ago, Hutchison and his son, Brad, purchased a 1949 MT John Deere through the estate of personal acquaintance Clive Stewart. Stewart had purchased the tractor new in Crockett County, on March 8, 1951. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique to [the tractor] is the documentation,â&#x20AC;? Hutchison states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have the original Bill of Sale that tells the price [$2,300], and horsedrawn equipment that were traded in on it.â&#x20AC;? All of the documents, including the original ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manual, is in very good condition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just something we pull the grandkids around in, and just get it out and use it on special occasions,â&#x20AC;? says Hutchison of the John Deere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a little trailer that complements it.â&#x20AC;? Hutchison enjoys collecting antique items, whether they are tractors or other pieces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like older things to look at and have sitting around,â&#x20AC;? he states. The 1949 MT John Deere is just one of Hutchisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restored tractors. Right now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got several other tractors that are â&#x20AC;&#x153;works in progress.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not something that you start today and finish next week, because pieces and parts are Prepare for your future by planning today. hard to find, so it may take you a year or two to complete a Contact Woodmen of the World project,â&#x20AC;? he explains. One of his restored tractors is a thirtyfor Life Insurance, Annuities year-old 4320 John Deere, which he uses every day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One and Investments. that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really proud of is a 1468 International with a V8 diesel engine. Wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t but 2300 of these tractors made,â&#x20AC;? he Insurance: says. Whether you are a newlywed looking to get started in your ďŹ rst By: Kim Stolarick home, protecting your family, or have business needs, there are insurance products designed for you. Annuities:

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Great gift ideas for Dad Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day is right around the corner and that means many children, spouses and other family members will be scrambling to locate the perfect gifts for the men in their lives. Put away those coupons for neckties and remote control caddies. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good chance Dad wants something a little less cliche and more in tune with his interests. If you think carefully about gift ideas, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bound to be something that will be a perfect fit. Sports If Dad follows a particular team or sport, gifts inspired by his love of a favorite team are a surefire bet for success. Team jersies, game memorabilia, tickets to the next at-home game, or an expanded satellite dish or cable TV sports programming package are some gift ideas that will coordinate with a sports theme. Some dads also may be content to simply hit the links or spend a few hours at the batting cages. Personalized Gifts Personalized gifts can show that special man in your life that you care about him in a special way. Instead of a run-of-the-mill item pulled off a store shelf, a personalized gift can feature a name, date or sentiment right on the gift itself. Think about giving Dad a personalized plaque that designates his work area in the garage or a pocket lighter or photo frame engraved with a special message or his name. An embroidered bath robe, or a golf bag embroidered with his initials may also be a special treat. Fit for Foodies As the adage goes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The way to a manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart is through his stomach.â&#x20AC;? Take advantage of these words of wisdom by gifting your Dad with food or culinary-themed items. Dad may be an amateur chef and will enjoy a cookbook by his favorite Food Network(TM) personality. Or he may have a restaurant he insists on going to all the time, so guaranteeing a gift card to said restaurant will be a hit. If Dad appreciates not only the taste, but also the culture of food, plan a tour of food shops in the area or go on a wine- and cheese-tasting adventure. Gear Heads Some dads get revved up about automotive gifts, especially if they spend the weekends pampering their prized cars or trucks. If he tends to have a wrench in hand and head under the hood, treat your father to some new supplies for his automotive pursuits. Quality car waxes and upholstery cleaners are always in demand. Or give him a gift certificate to his favorite hand-wash, auto-detailing center. Gas station gift cards or a new ratchet set are other good auto gift ideas. Techies Some dads get excited about the latest tablets or smartphones. They may keep abreast of virus-detection software or think the technological gadgets sold in those speciality magazines and mall stores are must-haves. Chances are if you spend enough time with Dad you know just what he likes to dabble in, and you can get him an electronic device heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find invaluable. Although it may seem difficult on the surface to find a gift for Dad that he truly will enjoy and use, all it takes is a close examination of his likes to find something appropriate.

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Relay For Life- Activities 7 Themed Laps: Lap 1: Lap 2: Lap 3: Lap 4: Lap 5: Lap 6: Lap 7: *7:30—Merchant Fashion Show - Get with Meredith Stallings *First Game starting at 8:30 - Relay Olympics • Start with 3 legged race • Then switch to sack race • Switch to dizzy bat • Switch to leap frog • Lastly, make a final lap around court square, but it will be a paper towel hand off race. There will be a person in each corner waiting for the person running to hand off the paper towel roll. *9:30—Dog Show • Dress your dog to most represent owner • So, owner and dog would dress a like a get judged on that • Categories to be judged: 1. Most creative 2. Twinkie award- this is the award given to the dog/owner that most resemble each other 3. Best in show: place bucket with dog’s name on it and the dog with the most money win’s this award 4. Best pet trick *10:30—Minute – to – win – it: all these activities must be done in 60 seconds. 1. Bucket Head: - You have 60 sec to catch 3 balls in a bucket on top of the head 2. Chocolate Unicorn - Stack 7 chocolate snacks (ding dongs) on the forehead while standing and leaning back - Snacks must stay on the forehead for at least 3 seconds after all 7 are stacked 3. Defying gravity - Tap 3 balloons at the same time to keep them off the ground for 60 seconds 4. Puddle Jumper - Blow (3) ping pong balls floating on the of (3) full cups of water onto the top of (3) other full cups of water 5. Speed Eraser - Player must bounce pencils into a glass - 5 pencils 5 glasses 1 pencil per glass *11:30—Bra and Boxer Decorating Contest

-- Teams have 15-20 minutes to decorate either or both and bring to the judges -- Winners will be announced after scavenger hunt *12:00—Scavenger Hunt - Cha cha slide - line dance - Macarena Teams need: 3 tennis balls A bucket 7 ding dongs 4 balloons 3 ping pongs 6 glasses filled with water 5 pencils 5 empty glasses Bra or boxers or both Paper towel roll Large trash bag Bat Hankie that can be used to tie legs together for 3 legged race 1 lemon Broom 1 apple Garbage Can Spray Bottle Extra Games: 1. Lemon Sweep Team member would sweep a lemon around court square and first person to cross finish line wins. 2. Hanky Panky Using only one hand pull all tissues out of a tissue box 3. Apple love Teams have one apple and must pass down a line of team members using no hands. Apple was to be held by the neck only 4. Charades Teams could play this game against other teams 5. Wet Ball Player must propel a balloon into a garbage can using only a spray bottle *Relay will supply the materials needed for bra/boxer contest such as: Elmer’s glue Double sided tape Beads Glitter Feathers Sequence Stickers, etc.


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Paint Our County

Purple June 8th is our Relay Day!

Wouldn’t life be better if everything was purple? We think so! That’s why beginning June 3rd, Crockett County is turning purple! Join the celebration in support of Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s largest event and the world’s biggest fundraiser with more than 3 million participants. During this overnight community event, teams walk around a track, relay style, to raise funds, celebrate survivorship, and remember those lost to cancer. For the two weeks leading up to Relay, we are encouraging businesses to Paint our County Purple in support of the event. The Relay For Life Committee of Crockett County is hosting a special Purple Power Award for the business that does the best job of showing its “purple power”. Businesses will be judged the week of June 3rd, and the winner will be presented at Relay For Life on June 8th. Every business that participates will receive a special sign showing your participation and will be entered in the contest. For more information, contact Ashley Lowe at 731617-1500 or Catherine Legions at 731-431-2676.

Show your purple power by purchasing a purple bow from one of our local teams for a $5 donation

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Relay For Life of Crockett County June 8-9 Alamo Court Square www.relayforlife.org/crockett

Paint the County Purple Ideas: x Decorate your store windows with a purple display. x Sell Relay For Life "Sun" and "Moon" cards. x Display a purple yard sign in your front yard. x Decorate your front entrance, your fence, or your door with purple balloons. x Paint your porch light purple or insert a purple bulb. x Tie purple ribbons around trees x Wear purple clothing. x Buy and hang our purple bows on your doors or mailboxes x Have a special purple sales promotion for the week…for example, 10 percent off of anything purple in the store. x Donate proceeds from purple items in the store to Relay For Life x Create a mock Relay For Life campsite

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Lions & Lollipops Ribbon Cutting On May 18, 2012, The Crockett County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Lions & Lollipops, a new childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boutique. Owner, Carrie Fortenberry, wants to welcome everyone to save 20% at the grand opening sale this entire week. Lions & Lollipops is located on the court square at 79 S. Bells St. in Alamo, TN. Follow Lions & Lollipops on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lionsandlollipops

Crockett Room Ribbon Cutting On May 21, 2012, The Crockett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the recent opening of The Crockett Room located at 507 S. Bells St. in Alamo, TN. The Crockett Room is an event hall for receptions, birthdays, family reunions, homecomings, meeting space, baby showers, etc. The Crockett Room has affordable rental prices. If interested in renting The Crockett Room contact owner, Issac Searcy, at 731-267-8687.

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Principalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honor roll Spring 2012 93 Average or higher 9Th grade Aguirre, marilu Aguirre, yulitza Argo, bishop e Ashley, maria l Beal, hannah n Bolton, taylor l Campbell, annajordyn Carmack, bailey f Carrillo, carlos a Castellaw, morgan j Cates, logan m Chapina, francisco Cobb, courtney l Cole, brooklyn p Colvett, christopher Conner, amy n Curl, adam m Dennison, aaron c Dobbins, thomas m Dotson, dallas w Dupree, edward l Duron, armando a Ellington, abbey k Evans, brittany a Ferrell, lloyd j Floyd, olivia o Gillon, ellary j Greenhill, bryanna l Hamilton, haley e Hanks, lauryn Hart, kathrine e Hunt, jennifer Ibarra, brandon Ibarra, jose l Irvin, tara k Johnson, sharae l Johnson, trey l Jones, johnny r Jones, william s Jordan, breanna p Kail, anna b Kail, kevin s Kail, kody v Kail, landon l

Laman, baylee a Leath, michael s Lee, kelsie o Liles, savannah e Lonon, jessica d Lopez, drew p Love, kadye a Lovelace, anthony c Lovelace, edward h Lumley, kelsey m Martinez, edgar e Mayfield, bailee j Mccallister, ali e Medlin, nicholas r Morales, isabel c Negrete, marlene g Nichols, alanna b Norton, christopher l Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;donnell, hayes r Overton, alexandria l Palomares, ivan a Parlow, eldon c Payne, heather n Pearson, jonathan s Pendergrast, dallas n Permenter, markie w Prescott, kaylee j Prescott, peyton c Raines, ashley n Richardson, cody l Rigby, william h Riley, lanie d Rios, ana j Robertson, aja z Rogers, tess n Roubal, rosemary l Ruiz, daisy Smith, joseph l Spotts, michael e Spraggins, sydnie k Stewart, kasey d Stewart, kelly j Terry, sarah n Triplett, britney Vernon, caleb s Walker, ashlee r Ward, morgan k Wheeler, heidi b

Williams, kristian n Woods, ashlyn l Woods, lauren 10Th grade Barrett, brittney r Buendia, veronica b Cathey, heaven l Cobb, ashley l Cochran, alison d Cotten, neyland t Daniel, emily Diaz, benito Doss, cody l Edwards, jacob d Fesmire, kaitlyn a Gibson, travis a Gonzalez, kenia g Harber, haley m Hardville, kiera d Hart, julia m Hart, olivia r Hay, olivia c James, jarvis m James, lawrence r Jenkins, morgan e Kaneer, jennifer k Kee, nathan w Knopp, marcus t Laman, andrew b Lee, stephen e Littlejohn, sara e Mann, suzanna e Martinez, marissa Mccaslin, katelyn g Mckinnie, marquesa a Negrete, melissa d Norris, paul w Northern, taylor Oglesby, jacob c Ramirez, jessica o Randall, jacob j Rice, jennifer b Riley, micah c Russell, hannah j Taylor, scottie d Thomason, carly e Thomason, jordan l Trapp, ashley p

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Van den bosch, hannah Ward, james d Wheat, bryan j Williams, brittney r 11Th grade Antunez, candy Averitt, noah s Barnhill, william a Bernard, nicole j Branch, taylor l Brasfield, amy c Brooks, deven c Buckner, bailey e Bushart, lucas r Cardoza, angelica Carman, chelsi d Carter, ann-marie Cole, zachary m Futrell, william c Garvey, maggi m Hendley, jessica k Jenkins, alison r Jenkins, amy l Jones, bethany g Jones, sarah e Kellar, james f Kelley, ronica a Leggett, bryanna r Macias, pablo Mooney, jennifer b Moore, leif t Morales, ana Mosier, paige n Pickett, logan r Pratt, kristy b Priego, maria v Ramey, stormy s Riley, curtis c Robinson, shakayla d Rogers, kelly l Shaw, andrew h Sieloff, nicole m Singleteary, justin l Sullivan, amanda b Utley, madison e Vestal, georganna c Ward, chance w Watson, anna c


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CCHS Honor Roll (continued) Myrick, savannah r Nolen, makenzie e Northern, william h Osborne, dalton e Peyton, mallory e Privett, taylor m Qualls, corey a Roberson, jessica j Roberson, samantha j Rodgers, caleb l Rodgers, colton s Shannon, june l Sherron, daneshia m Smith, jameson r Steele, molly k Stitts, shandale j Tatum, quinton d Uselton, alexander t Williams, candace m Williams, mary e Wilson, juanita m Woods, alyssa b

Fields, calvin d Finch, jordan s Fisher, brooke e Fisher, kayla l Gaines, logan t Gilliland, justin a Green, cody w Hand, kylie d Harrell, candace m Hay, elliot w Horner, peyton b Jurnett, joshalyn o Kail, daniel a Knox, macy k Lagrone, jessica l Lane, jennifer e Lee, bethany a Lopez-rodriguez, mari Massey, brandi t Mcdonald, tiffany r Milburn, amber f Moody, jaimee n Moore, elizabeth m

Wilbanks, zackary w Williams, katherine a 12Th grade Abbott, zachary r Aguirre, reynaldo z Antunez, ryan Babbitt, samantha g Bond, jerica l Branson, robert d Broadway, christian h Butner, william t Campbell, ali jarratt Carroll, erin e Chipman, austin w Climer, crystal m Deaton, brendan t Diaz, rafael Drown, amber n Duffey, braden s Duron, juan m Dutton, amy m Edwards, katelin e Ellington, jacob c

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Maury City Elementary School Honor Roll Fourth Nine Weeks Braden King Lauren Cotton Connor Deaton Erin Gillon Jae Hughes Maggie Lee Marilyn Marquez Luis Alvarez Andres Martinez Jonah Gould Ellie Lewis Kylie Minyard Destiny Tucker Amiyah Williams Ethen Navarro Frannie Archer Emma Baker Anna Jordan Allison Nelson

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Joyner Studios Students Featured at First Annual Exhibit and Reception Joyner Studios held its First Annual Exhibit and Reception on Sunday, May 20 from 1 to 3 at the Activity Building behind Alamo City School gym. Over sixty attendees enjoyed over 130 pieces of artwork produced by Paige Joyner’s students. This school year’s students included Ella Legions, Owen Gibson, Kate Evans, Summar Eskew, Paul Gauldin, Robyn Evans, Hayes O’Donnell, Ashton McCage, Tommy McDonald, Jake Williams,KathyKail, Pat Riley, Cherri Ray, and Tana Williams. Many mediums were represented by drawings in graphite, oil pastel, colored pencil, markers, plus paintings in watercolor and tempera. There were collages and two types of prints as well as sculpture in wire, Model Magic clay, Magic Nuudles, foil and mixed media. Mrs. Joyner welcomed everyone briefly by drawing attention to the many interesting things to look at and learn about. They were encouraged to read project descriptions and ask students about their work. They enjoyed cake and punch and live guitar music by Daniel Joyner as they mingled around the gallery space, which was a newly-renovated professional development area at the school. Artwork hung on freshly-painted warm white walls and rested on black-draped pedestals scattered throughout the room. It was truly a galRikk and Catherine Legions join daughter, Ella in lery environment with a friendly atmosphere. Music teacher, Deborah McLean admiring the commented that she was proud to be a part of the county’s first “gallery expericollage work done after the style of author/illustrator, ence” that she could remember. Many parents, grandparents and friends were also pleasantly surprised. Many, including some of the students, admitted to Eric Carle. not knowing what to expect. On Monday, ACS students’ last day of school, Ms. McLean brought over several groups of students to the exhibit where Ms. Joyner taught them briefly about museums, galleries, proper etiquette at such a place, and how a docent is there to help. Only a few indicated having ever been inside an art museum or gallery before. They were quite interested in the different mediums—some because they had used similar things in art class at school, and some because they had never seen it before. Mrs. Joyner teaches at Alamo City School as the Artist-in-Residence thanks to grant funds awarded by the Tennessee Arts Commission and due to a gift from the ACS PTO. She has been able to teach all grades, pre-k through sixth grade since the spring of 2007. Mrs. Joyner and Ms. McLean are awaiting results from next year’s grant which they wrote earlier this winter. News will be announced in the late summer. Mrs. Joyner is planning to offer tuition-based classes again in the fall. She will try offer different types of one- session and/or short-session classes as well, perhaps starting during the summer depending on interest. She invites you to call her for more information, to sign up, and to discuss the types of art you would like to do. You can reach her at 696-2691 or at joynerp@ alamoschool.org or on Facebook. 213 E. Lafayette - Jackson, TN 38301

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Useless Facts Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”

The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

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Gadsden Boy Shares Inspiring Message Near and Far For some children, it can take a while to decide what they want to do when they “grow up.” There are even adults who are still trying to figure that out. Thirteen-year-old Jeremy Holland doesn’t have a specific plan yet, but he knows one thing: he wants to spend his life serving the Lord. “I was saved when I was seven. I had always wanted to be in the military, but I didn’t really think about preaching until I was eight or nine,” states Jeremy. “And it really got to me, a sermon that I listened to. It really touched me, and I felt that was what God wanted me to do in my life.” The sermon Jeremy refers to was given by Maury Davis, who was convicted of first degree murder during his early adulthood. During his eight and a half years in prison, Maury became a Christian. After his release, he devoted himself to God and the church. He went on to become the current senior pastor at CorJeremy Holland giving his Young People’s Address nerstone Church in Madison, TN. Jeremy was inspired by Maury’s testimony. “I had already felt like I might be getting the calling, in Paducah, KY. [and the sermon] just made me feel like that’s what God wanted me to be.” In 2010, Jeremy and his family began attending Gadsden United Methodist Church. One day, Reverend Glenn Elliott approached Jeff and Sheila about their son submitting a manuscript for the 2011 Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church. “At first, I turned the idea down,” recalls Jeremy. “I said I didn’t want to do it. And then a couple of weeks later, my dad brought it up one more time and said, ‘Are you sure you don’t want to do this?’ After I had thought over it and thought over it, and I prayed about it, I felt like God really wanted me to try this, so I tried it.” Jeremy submitted his manuscript, and a couple of weeks later he was notified that his message had been selected among the other submissions. “What’s so remarkable about it is that he was twelve, and this went to age twenty-one,” Jeff remarks. “He beat out some people who are a whole lot older and a whole lot more mature. He is the only twelve year old to ever win this.” On June 7, 2011 at the Carson Center in Paducah, KY, Jeremy stood up in front of a crowd of approximately one thousand to give his Young People’s Address for the Memphis Conference. His message answered the question, “What does the church need to know about young people and ministry with young people?” His speech included statistics from a poll that he took in local churches. “There were quite a few churches we went to. We asked them what they thought the children wanted and needed from church,” he says of the poll-taking. “We let the children answer, because it wouldn’t have made any sense if we let the adults answer.” He continues: “We read the responses, and it was amazing what the kids had put down; they put down some really cool stuff, stuff that I had never thought of.” At the end of his message, Jeremy received a standing ovation. “I felt like I didn’t know how many people I was talking to. Looking out into the crowd I felt like I was talking to three hundred people, so it numbed my nerves down,” he says of his experience. “And I went up there to speak, and God just took over. It didn’t feel like I was speaking, it felt like God was speaking through me, and using me to tell them what needed to be told. It was a really amazing experience.” Since the conference, Jeremy has delivered his message to at least a dozen churches. “It’s been a joy,” says Sheila. “All of the pastors have asked for this message, and they wanted their youth and their elders to hear this message,” Jeff states. “I’ve liked meeting all of the people that I’ve met, and making some new friends,” Jeremy says with a smile. “It’s really been interesting just to go around and see how the other Methodist churches did things, because I had never been to any other Methodist church.” He also spoke at a youth camp in Halls, although with a different message. “I didn’t feel like you would want to talk to the youth about what the youth already know,” he says matter-of-factly. Shortly after the conference, Jeremy also became a certified Lay Speaker, which made him the youngest Lay Speaker in the Memphis Conference. Jeremy Holland is a passionate young man who possesses a natural charisma that enables him to be a great speaker, but he is very humble about his gifts and abilities. “I’m not doing it for the glory of me, or the glory of our family and our church,” he says firmly. “I’m doing it for the glory of God. I don’t want any credit for it because God laid it on my heart to speak about this. God kept me going all the way through it.” You can view Jeremy’s message at: youtube.com/watch?v=d3xMskssbcA. It is a two part video (you will have the option to view part two at the conclusion of the first video). By: Kim Stolarick


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Bells Nursing & Rehab Center celebrated “ALL MOTHERS” on Friday, May 11, with a reception. Special recognition was given to the oldest and youngest mothers in our facility. Ms. Mary Halbrook (100 years young) and Ms. Dororthy Emison (68 years old) were persented with pink rose corsages. The mother with the most children was also recognized. Ms. Ruth Cole and Ms. Annie Newble were each blessed with 10 children. They were given corsages as well. Entertainment was provided by the “Old Timey Music” duet while residents were served strawberry ice cream.

Bells Nursing & Rehab celebrate National Nursing Hoome Week by being ‘WILD” About Our Residents!

The dining room at BNRC filled up quickly Thursday afternoon. Residents were served “JUNGLE JUICE” as they listened to beautiful selectons performed by the gospel group “THE JUBILARES”.

Over 20 employees participated in the water balloon toss game. After a few employees were soaked the winners were Latica Mann and Tabitha Henley.


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Residents had lots of laughs on Friday afternoon as they gathered outside to watch BNRC employees compete against each other for prizes of Subway and Sonic gift cards. Winners of the wheelchair race were mother/daughter team Martha thaa & T Tiffany iffany K King. ing.

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Alamo Nursing Home Celebrates 50th Anniversary On June 1, the Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center celebrated its 50th anniversary! After a delicious lunch prepared by the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff, the crowd was entertained by old-fashioned gospel music performed by the Hinkle Family, a traveling music ministry group.

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CHRIS SHERROD Realtor, ABR 731-694-5925 BLUE SKIES REAL ESTATE 731-512-1234 3021 Hwy. Bypass Suite 106, Jackson, TN

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OPEN HOUSE June 10th 2-4 161 Cypress Rd.

SOLD

Each Office Independatly Owend & Operated

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PENDING

161 Cypress Road Alamo

599 Mill St. Friendship

114 Turtle Creek Jackson

$74,900

$99,900

$74,900 776 Gadsden Todd Levee Humbolt

1230 Belle Meade Bells

$499,900

$89,900

57 N High Bells

198 Nance Street Alamo

$179,900

$115,500

87 Chester Street Maury City

LAND

$82,900 41 Sunset Circle Bells

$74,900

10 acres

13231 Hwy. 211 N. Newbern

$469,900 155 W South Dyer

230 S Mills Street Alamo

$54,900

S Bells - Alamo

$28,400

$87,500

$54,900 91 3rd Street Maury City

$72,900

E. Park - Alamo

$17,000 50+ acres

19 Mulbery Ext Alamo

155 Rolling Hill

$154,900

REDUCED

668 Coxville Salem Rd. Gadsden

15 Depot Street Bells

$69,900

5 bed 3 full baths, Hardwood and tile. No carpet! Granite counter tops pull-out cabinets. In-ground pool, stamped concrete and landscaped yard, stormshelter, corner lot.

E Church Street - Alamo

$319,900

$550,000

Dade Ellington Gadsden

$499,900

Burning Tree Cove Jackson

$28,700 20299 Hwy 70-79 Gadsden

$59,900

605 S Bells Street Alamo

$47,500

195 East Main Street Bells

$98,500

3221 Hwy 412 South Alamo

$224,900

205 E Park Street Alamo

$13,500

Land 94 Acres Reduced $475,000 10 Acres $79,900

1704 Buford Rd Maury City

276 S Johnson Street Alamo

616 E Main Street Alamo

845 E Main Street Alamo

$74,900

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$104,900

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