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Board of Education moves to high school First move in three decades BY DANNY WADE After 30 years on the third floor of the Municipal Building here, Humboldt school officials are moving out. The central office is being relocated to Humboldt

High School. All board of education operations and business, including school board meetings, will be at HHS. Two classrooms and an office/storage area in the technology wing are being

converted into the central office at HHS. Those classes, HOSA and special education, will be relocated in other classrooms in the school. The move comes after Mayor Allen Barker and Superintendent Steve Bayko had a few informal

talks about space, or lack of space. Bayko and Barker agreed that both could use more office space and storage for city and school files. “We had available space at the high school,� Bayko said. “We had limited space (at the Municipal Building)

and very little storage. At the high school, we will almost double our square footage.� Back in 1981 when the newly renovated Municipal Building was completed, the mayor’s office, police

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Seals named general chairman

Linda Tramil is the new director at Humboldt’s Helping Hand. Read about all the non-profit’s endeavors in these trying times. Page 10A

Jennifer Seals to serve with preisdent Randy Terry

Shelton promoted

Middle School prinicpal Lillian Shelton has been promoted to data coordinator/evaluator in the Humboldt City School System. Page 2A

Local teams see state tourney action

Zach Davenport gets a base hit and an RBI as Humboldt beat Benton County 9-2 in the opening game of the 14-15 Year-Old Babe Ruth state tournament in Newbern. Page 1B

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BAND CAMP – Dozens of members of the HHS “Pride� Band withstood the sweltering heat last week during band camp held at Humboldt High School. Band director, Mike Martin, said this year’s halftime show will feature songs by Carlos Santana, Earth Wind and Fire, The Commodores and The Doobie Brothers. More photos and story on page 1B.

County population moves south and east BY STEVE SHORT Gibson County’s population shifted from the southwest to the east and southeast between 2000 and 2010, according to data provided by Mayor Tom Witherspoon’s office and the U.S. Census. The county’s population grew by 3.2-percent over 10 years, gaining 1,534 people and climbing to 49,683. But areas near Humboldt, Gibson Wells and Brazil lost residents, while the Medina-Gibson region and areas near Milan saw gains. A map of population changes was provided to a Redistricting Committee that will oversee redrawing county commission districts. Members are: Com. Michael Longmire of Humboldt; Com. Nelson Cunningham of Medina; Com. Jimmy Copous of Milan; Com. Mark Flake of Milan; Alderwoman Tammy Wade of Milan; Dwight Reasons of Trenton, a member of the election commission; Mayor Tom Witherspoon and Adm. of Elections Molly Bailey. The committee will draw new district lines with assistance from CTAS, the state County Technical Assistance Service. “The committee will change the district lines to even out the

population,� said Bailey. The new districts will take effect for elections after Jan. 1. The county has 19 districts and 25 commissioners 5 districts have multiple commissioners. The greatest population change occurred in District 1, which includes Medina, Gibson, Sitka and the Humboldt airport. It saw a 58-percent growth, gaining 3,449 people up to 9,411 residents. Other areas (voting precinct indicated) that saw significant population gains: •East Milan Ward 2 (Dist. 15, Milan Municipal Bldg.) gained 109 people, a 5percent growth up to 2,096 residents. •South Milan, Ward 1 (Dist. 12, Milan Express) gained 56 people, a 3percent growth up to 2,043 residents. •Moore’s Chapel, Concord, Union Central, Skullbone, and Gann (Dist. 11) gained 112 people, a 3percent growth up to 4,087 residents.

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Fifteen of the county’s 19 districts lost residents during the decade (2000-2010). Areas and voting precincts with the most significant




Gibson County Commission Districts and Population Summary Total population based on 2010 Census: 49,683

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population declines: •Humboldt Fire Station (Dist.4) lost 537 people, a 27-percent decline down to 1,450 residents. •Humboldt Lane Chapel (Dist.5) lost 536 people, a 27-percent decline down to 1,451 residents. •Spring Hill (Dist. 8) lost 350 people, an 18-percent drop down to 1,637 people. •Trenton City Hall (Dist.10) lost 453 people, an 11-percent decline down to 3,522 residents. •Milan Polk Clark (Dist.13) lost 330 people, a

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17-percent decline down to 1,657 residents. •Milan First Assembly (Dist.14) lost 277 people, a 14-percent decline down to 1,710 residents. • K e n t o n - Yo r k v i l l e (Dist.16) lost 264 people, a 7-percent decline down to 3,711 people. •Laneview-Goodluck (Dist.18) lost 174 people, a 9-percent decline down to 1,813 people. •Dyer-Currie (District 19) lost 136 people, a 3percent loss down to 3,839 residents.


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Humboldt Chamber of Commerce will have their 2011 annual chamber of commerce membership banquet Thursday, August 25 at the Humboldt General Hospital Conference Center. This year’s banquet will feature the dynamic action coach Steve Pitcairn as keynote speaker. Pitcairn is the owner of ActionCOACH practice in West Tennessee. ActionCOACH is the world’s largest business coaching firm helping see C OF C page 5A

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BY DANNY WADE The West Tennessee Strawberry Festival is steeped in history. In recent history at the beginning of the new millennium, Judy Graning was the first female to be named general chairman and then serve as president in 2001. This was a milestone for the turn of the century. Now a new piece of history is being written with Graning’s daughter, Jennifer Seals, being named general chairman of the 2012 Strawberry Festival. And another milestone will be marked as 2012 will be the 75th festival. There have been fathers and sons heading up the festival. There have even been husbands and wives to serve. But this will be the first mother and daughter who have shared the helm of the




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Longtime principal takes data position BY DANNY WADE One of Humboldt’s finest educators is moving up. After serving middle school aged students for 11 years, Lillian Shelton is leaving the principal’s office and is now Humboldt City School’s new data coordinator/evaluator. Shelton’s expertise in collecting and evaluating data, not only on student scores, but also teachers as well, makes her the perfect choice for the position, Superintendent Steve Bayko said last week. “We had numerous people and outside consulting firms contact us to provide these services,� Bayko said. “We stayed with someone we know, who knows the district well and has a proven track record. Our goal is to make Humboldt a first-rate school district.� Leaving the principal’s office is bittersweet for Shelton, who got a little teary-eyed as she spoke about the promotion. “I have lots of close friendships,� Shelton said. “But I’m moving where I can help the most students.�

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SHELTON PROMOTED – Superintendent of Humboldt City Schools, Steve Bayko, congratulates Lillian Shelton on her new promotion as data coordinator/evaluator for the entire school district.

successful principal to fill this role. She has a longstanding track record in achieving high standard test scores. She is a twotime award recipient (by the Tennessee Department of Education) for value added score increases.� With state mandates for increased teacher evaluation and accountability, and with Race to the Top money, many school districts are taking a similar approach, Bayko added. One state mandate is to create an evaluation team. Shelton will head up evaluation teams for each school, which will include the principal, assistant principal and instructional coaches. There will be three or four members of each team for each of Humboldt four schools. With Shelton’s departure as middle school principal, the superintendent’s office has been accepting applications and conducting interviews to fill the position. “I’m proud of her,� Bayko noted of Shelton’s promotion. “We chose the best person for the job. We’re here for the students.�

One of Shelton’s responsibilities will be to generate a tracking system and database for specific target groups. Another will be observing teachers in the classrooms. “Some of my duties will be the same—observe teachers, data results, but now will be district-wide and not just for the middle school,� Shelton explained.

“Instead of having 22 teachers, now I’ll work with 140. My desire is to make teachers better and improve instruction.� “This is the age of highstakes accountability,� Bayko noted. “In order to be accountable, we have to daily track student progress. With Race to the Top money, we are able to promote a longtime

selecting his own general chairman candidate. “Lisa and I talked and had several names in mind. We wanted someone we know and are friends with.� “Bob and Jennifer were our first choice,� Lisa added. “Our kids will be together. They are like brothers and sisters.� One day while Terry and Seals were talking, he was asking her opinion on various things that go along with the festival. Seals said she offered her suggestions. “Randy said, ‘Let’s just make this official,’ and asked me to be general chairman,� Seals recalled. “I said ‘let me think about it’. I thought about the commitment it would take and how I would work it out with my job.� Terry joked and replied, “She thought about 30 seconds and said ‘yes’,� Prior to Terry asking Seals to be his general chairman, there was one decisive factor he wanted in his general chairman. Terry noted that he is not originally from Humboldt even though he has been

here for several years now. Because of this, he said he wanted someone with Humboldt roots. He also noted that certain parts of the festival, such as the pageants and royalty, need a woman’s touch. Being president or general chairman of the festival is an individual title, but it is definitely a team effort and spouses play a key role. Jennifer’s husband, Bob, says he is up for the task. “Jennifer is from Humboldt, grew up around the festival and always plans her year around the festival,� Bob said. “She’s been in the pageants. Her mom and aunt were hostess princesses. Her mom was the first female president. She is the perfect person with the right amount of passion and experience to lead the festival.� With Seals’ mom being hostess princess, Jennifer said she has been involved and heard about the festival her entire life. “My earliest memory of the festival is riding on floats,� she reminisced. “It probably wasn’t my first, but

the first one I remember was a Delta airplane. Another was the Love Boat.� “When mom was president, Julianne and Josie were probably one, two or three years old,� Seals added. “It was so nice for mom to have her grandchildren there. This is

Bayko continued. “We will be more accessible to staff, students and the public in general.� “The move makes sense to be on school property,� Mayor Barker echoed Bayko’s thoughts. “It is better for the students and parents.� Once the Central Office has vacated their area on the third floor of the Municipal Building, Mayor Barker said he wasn’t exactly sure what it would be used for but was certain it would be utilized. “The space could be used for the administrative and investigation offices for the police department,� Barker said. “We can always use extra storage space.� “We have a good working relationship,� Bayko said of

he and Mayor Barker. “One day we were talking in his office and I said we were running out of space. He said they were too and so was the police department.� Once the move is complete, the school system will be cut from five locations to four. In the new central office at the high school, there will be a conference room for school board meetings and other school system business. There will be plenty of room for board meetings. But if the crowd is too large, the high school library is always an option to hold meetings. “It is in the best interest for both (city and schools) for us to move,“ Bayko said. “We will be closer to the kids and that’s who we serve.�

HHS Alumni Project Stadium set Saturday All invited to add red, gold pride! The Humboldt High School Alumni Association proudly announces Project Stadium! On Saturday, July 30, the group will gather at the HHS football stadium to add some “red and gold pride� to the home of the Vikings. The school has had the stadium walls patched, washed and painted white. On July 30, all alumni and volunteers available will meet at the stadium at 8 a.m. to paint all the red and gold accents on the stadium including the steps, press box, and exterior stadium walls. “We are excited about this project. Our first game in August is approaching quickly and we want our football stadium to look top notch!� said HHSAA member Jocelyn Bundy. “So come out on July 30, bring a friend and lend a hand to help make this happen!� The HHSAA is trying to increase its membership base to bring in dues that will provide an annual scholarship for a HHS senior and to also have funds to complete more projects to spruce up Humboldt schools. To learn more about the mission of the HHS Alumni Association go to www.humboldtalumni. com or visit them on Facebook. Project Stadium is the group’s first organized undertaking. For more information on how to help with this project, please contact Jocelyn Bundy at 731-7841251 or Lee Williams at 731-225-7710.

Seals from page 1A pride of Humboldt, the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. “I grew up with the festival,� General Chairman Seals said last week. “Before I accepted, I wanted to be absolutely sure I could commit and do a good job.� Festival President Randy Terry said he and his wife Lisa began thinking about who he would ask to be his general chairman about a week or two after he was asked to be general chairman himself by Alex Smith. “After Alex asked me, I had to get over the shock of being asked, but you immediately start thinking about it,� Terry said of




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a special side you don’t see from the outside.� Seals said she pulls from her mother’s experience and even called her mom her “secret weapon�. She knows there will be times that will be overwhelming and said her mother will be her sounding board.

“With Jennifer as general chairman, I’m at complete peace,� Terry said . “She has the passion for it as much as anyone I know.� “This is not the ‘runof-the-mill’ Strawberry Festival,� Seals proudly said. “This is the 75th!�

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SEALS IS NEW GC – Festival president Randy Terry proudly announced last week that Jennifer Seals is the general chairman for the 75th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. Joining them during the big announcement are Randy’s wife, Lisa (right), and Jennifer’s husband, Bob (left).

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OFFICE CONSTRUCTION – Electrician Ray Alexander (left) and sheet rocker Lynn Harrison (right) work on the new Board of Education offices going in at Humboldt High School. School board chairman, Henry Lewis, and superintendent, Steve Bayko, were at the site last week checking out the progress.

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ithout hesitation, the brave men and women of our fire departments often risk their own lives and safety to save the lives of others. For their selflessness and bravery, we salute them. Their call of duty extends beyond the difficult task of protecting us from ferocious fires; they are among the first on the scene anytime someone calls 911. From providing life-saving first-aid care to lifesaving rescues, our firefighters are always at the ready. Justin Burress Ricky Privitt Shane Hinson Humboldt Danny Tong Jerry Privitt David Hazzard Chief Chester Owens Kelvin Tosh Jim Simpson Jonathan Lundy Asst. Chief Randy Smith Sharon Newell Matt McGill Tim McCall Leroy Kail Mark Justus David Gittermann Jr. David McGill Jerry Gibson Lynn Fortner Steven Justus Matt McGill Phillip Hardee Jr. Steve Morgan Danny Miller Robert Carruthers Jeremiah Thompson Jarett Ramagos Guy Murdaugh Jackie Lunsford William Pearson David Paschall Gary Mays Ronda Plunkett Three Way Volunteers Jerry Privitt Greg Lencioni Bonnie Lynch Captain Jimmy Hill Alan Rogier Michiael Lewis Terra Fortner Lt. Daniel Cates Jarrett Romagos Charles Carter Adam Roe Brandon Hill Ian Schuff Jackie McClinton Jason Moore James Goodrich Joel Walker Adam Gabarra Austin Thomas Ben Long Sam Rollins Tony Bailey Charlie Blackman Kent Baumgardner Chris Summer Terry Baker Tabitha Bryeans Craig Dunavan Kevin Lewis Terry Jacobs Donald Friddle Gibson Terry Thomas Andy Gay Chief David Gittermann Jonathan Tibbs Fruitland Volunteers Brandon Combs Richard Henson Alex Trudo Chief Steven Morgan Brian Cates Joel Webb Owen James Asst. Chief Austin Thomas Robert Ward Anthony L. Alford Jason Moore Gene Privitt Medina Adam Roe Moores Chapel Volunteers Michael Snow Chief Jeff Rollins Charles Estes Chief Tres Rollins Sonya Simpson Dep. Chief Lance Epperson Tyler Howell Asst. Chief Cris Plunkett Will Pearson Steve Cooper Brandon Moore Jake Jacobs David Hazzard Jim Simpson Thomas Austin Ryan Shanklin Craig Jacobs Terry Tucker Pat Moore Chris Lynch Daniel Butler Joe Moore Ed Zelenka Bed Edwards Kevin Long Terry Baker David Bates Tim McCall Brian Black Spring Hill Volunteers Max Ing James Kilburn Daniel Butler Chief Joseph Moore Ronnie Newell Chris Lynch Ed Cobb Asst. Chief Sam Green

Ryan Ernest Tim Ernest Drew Norville Tyler Howell Matt Worrell Katie Choate Justin Carlton Stephanie Carlton Adam Grubera Jon Lancaster Zack Marbrey Dylan Oakley Andrea Smit Brazil Volunteers Chief Gail Wallace Asst. Chief Jon Allen Barry Leach Cris Leach Scott Sanders Buddy Horner Mark Yarbrough Jeff Dodd Chad Mathis Clayton Powers Tessa Allen Tyler Howell Jessice Howell John Horner Nathan Hayes Jessica Horner Meggan Smith Paula Powers

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Space shuttle’s sunset Remember the Space Age? I do. BY CLAYBURN PEEPLES and be in a position second to none.” Remember that day in early October Was it dangerous? You bet, but in more of 1957 when the networks interrupted than a half a century only 17 people programming to announce that the Russians (Remember died. Imagine that. Expensive? Oh my, but look at what the USSR?) had launched a satellite into space? we got in exchange; expanded knowledge of the earth, Remember the panic that followed? We were all the sun, the universe and beyond, vastly improved terrified. Why? Because we knew that a country that could military surveillance, telecommunications and mapping control space could control the world. capabilities, impressive discoveries in medicine, Remember the frustrating months that followed as we technology and materials processing, to name a few. fumbled our way into orbit, but with smaller payloads The list could go on and on, and would have continued than the Russians were hurling into space? to grow, but last week the progress stopped with the And remember that sick feeling in 1961 when the final flight in our space shuttle program. It’s over; all Russians actually put a human being into outer space and the remaining shuttles are being given to museums. brought him back alive? All that progress is history now, along with America’s Those were scary days, but we had a president then who, storied manned space program, killed by bureaucrats and whatever his personal faults might have been, knew that politicians who would rather subsidize golf courses and the American way of life depended on continued world build bike paths than to blaze trails in outer space. leadership, and that leading in the world depended on So now, for the first time since the 1960s, we literally leading in space. have no rocket, either in existence or in the works, that So young President Kennedy called in the leaders of can carry a human into outer space. Believe it or not, the the new National Aeronautics and Space Administration only way we can get to our own space station is to hire the (NASA) and told them we needed a space project we Russians to take us. could complete before the Russians did. What would it We have more 30-year-old college students and 55-yearbe? old retirees than any nation in the history of the world; we Because of the lead the Russians had in heavy rocket can subsidize non productivity on a financial scale that satellite launching capability, the NASA leaders told makes the most expensive space project ever proposed Kennedy the only race we could hope to win anytime soon look like popcorn in a snowstorm, but we can’t afford to would be a race to the moon, a manned lunar landing. build a rocket to take our own astronauts to our own space But such a goal would be costly, and risky. Did station. Americans have the resolve to see such a project through We don’t have any problem coming up with 3.8 million the next decade? Was a race to the moon the right goal for dollars for an urban art trail in Rochester, New York, or America’s space program? $5 million to improve energy efficiency in a nearly empty, The president decided it was and that America had “the outdated mall in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, or $1.2 million for right stuff” to see it through. “No single space project in a horse museum in Lexington, Kentucky. Or $3.4 million this period,” he said after announcing we would put a man for an underground turtle tunnel (or eco-passage, as they on the moon within a decade, “will be more impressive to call it) under a highway in Lake Jackson, Florida, but no mankind, or more important for the long range exploration more money for space projects. of space; . . .” You think I’m making this up? I couldn’t possibly dream Oh what an exciting time it was to be a student during this stuff up. Only our ruling class in Washington could the next decade. To be an American. Mercury, Gemini, come up with such priorities. Apollo. The very words send a thrill of patriotic pride And the space program that would take us back to the down the spine. Then came Skylab, the shuttle, the moon and beyond? Cancelled. Too expensive. Hubble telescope and with them a veritable avalanche of But don’t worry. Both the White House and NASA technological, scientific and yes, economic progress as assure us America is still a leader in outer space. “It’s a well. misnomer to say we’re not a leader in space,” a NASA And for nearly a half century the United States enjoyed official said recently. “We are still leading in space; we’re undisputed leadership in space, along with the many doing it in a different way.” benefits that come with that position. We sure are. Instead of building our own rockets, we’re “We have a long way to go in this space race,” President paying the former Soviet Union 63 million dollars a Kennedy said on that long ago day, “but this is the new passenger to take us on a single flight. ocean, and I believe that the United States must sail on it The space race is finally over; the Russians won.




You can’t find them like that, anymore Here we are living in a changing world. It has become a prefabricated, modular, non fat, ziploc, franchised, on line, microwavable, smart phone, email, text message, twitter, eBay, Craig’s List, books online, global warming, direct deposit, green initiative, wealth redistribution, unemployed, foreclosures abundant, tax and spend world. It’s a world where meetings are held on computers and I pads. It’s a world where, in a manner of seconds, you can talk to someone on the opposite side of the world by phone and send them a picture of something you just bought on credit and don’t know how you can pay for. It’s a world where you are encouraged to buy an electric car that runs on a battery that takes nine hours to “charge it up” so you can travel 150 miles before it’s time to “charge it” for another nine hours. How long will it take you to get to grandma’s house? That’s lots more scary than the “big bad wolf.” It’s a world where the headlines and lead news stories concern whether or not we can now borrow more money, take on more debt as a nation so we can spend more money to use on throw away things, and to fund studies to see how long it takes a snail to travel a mile carrying a grub worm on its back. Some of the happenings to our world are the same. It is still spinning about its axis at and approximate speed of 1086 miles per hour from one “sun up” to the next. It is still flying through space, as we orbit the sun, at an approximate speed of 66,700 miles per hour. It is still moving through space with the solar system it is a part of,

at an unknown speed (as our world is moving along with the rest of its solar system, there is no way to calculate its speed, since speed is relative to something else). As I think about these times, I try to remember the world that a dear friend, who recently passed away, lived in. She was born at the start of the ‘war to end all wars”, World War I. Her growing up years spanned the Wall Street Crash, a great Depression, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The beauty of it all though, is that this dear lady and friend did not seem to even notice these happening. They were a part of her lot, but not the focus of her life. She focused her life on her family, her church, her friends and those in need about her. It has been my good fortune to have lived 74 years of her 96 years, near by. During this time I never heard her utter a cross or angry word towards anyone. During this time I received words of encouragement when I needed encouragement, words of hope when I needed hope, prayers for me when I was in need of prayer and visits when I needed someone to visit with me. Also during this time I saw that I was not the only person who received such royal treatment from her. Good-bye “Miss Velma”. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will miss you and the world will miss you. Save me a place. Mama’s waiting on you, ready to show you around. She may need help on the latest quilt she’s making.

What costs trillions and kills economy? Expert reveals why political bureaucracies are the disease that prevents recovery

Nobel Laureate in Economics, F. A. Hayek, fought totalitarianism and communism, and from beyond the grave he is taking on a new foe – political bureaucracies. Hayek – an economist whose theories inspired George Orwell to write his epic book 1984 and whom many credit for helping to bring down the Iron Curtain through his work as an economist -- is now delivering a message from beyond the grave about the demise of the U.S. economy. In an interview that took place before Hayek’s death in 1992, he warns against how big government and the growth of the civil service have the potential to doom the American economy. Kenneth J. Gerbino, CEO of an investment management company and founder and Chairman of the 1980 reform advocacy group the American Economic Council, uncovered the interview that is the centerpiece of the new documentary film The Hayek Prophecies (www. In it, Hayek decries the growth of the civil service as the poison pill that could put the country in a stagnant or slow growth mode with inefficiencies and waste. “Hayek believed that the swelling of the civil service would grow government to such an unwieldy size that it would become an unsustainable beast, dragging down the government and the economy because of its endless hunger,” said Gerbino, also producer of the film. There are currently 2,392 bills working their way through the House and 1,291 bills in the Senate. It goes without saying that besides the $20-30 billion in pork in these bills there will be more government agencies, bureaus and departments created to administer and regulate any new laws that are passed. They will then further complicate and slow down the real economy.

Needless to say more regulations and regulators are being added to the budget every year. The government should be dismantling agencies and downsizing and allowing the people of this country to flourish by allowing them to spend their money instead of the government. “Tax money going toward social security should not go toward hiring more people to inhabit more government jobs,” he said. “Taxes should be reduced giving elderly people money to buy food and pay rent. Because of the thousands of new regulations to various laws passed every year, the bureaucracy to administer these regulations and guidelines waste hundreds of billions per year. The Heritage Foundation reported the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that current reports of wasteful duplication include 342 economic development programs; 130 programs serving the disabled; 130 programs serving at-risk youth; 90 early childhood development programs; 75 programs funding international education, cultural, and training exchange activities; and 72 safe water programs. Gerbino states that most of these agencies probably could be consolidated into three or four agencies eliminating overlapping work and reducing employed civil servants by 30-40-percent. Washington spends $25 billion annually maintaining unused or vacant federal properties all for the civil servants. The civil service has created its own perpetual motion and continues to expand, costing taxpayers more money but in many ways costing private enterprise untold legal and accounting costs to comply with regulations many of which are not needed. These costs are then passed on to consumers. The civil service expansion defeats the purpose of actually shrinking government, which makes the political call for smaller government nothing more than a punch line to a bad joke. “If our leaders really want to reduce the size of government, they should listen to Hayek and start with the civil service.”

Letter to the Editor: I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of seeing our manufacturing jobs being shipped overseas, while the politicians in Washington preach the same old game, claiming in the past that the free trade agreements are beneficial to our country. That is simply not true. On August 22, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a free trade agreement between the United States and Columbia, Korea, and Panama, with all the great fanfare that they used to parade NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreements) in the early ‘90s between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Remember that fiasco, folks? Because of NAFTA, countless factories were closed down, causing untold hardship to the hardworking American people, whose jobs were sent overseas, while a handful of greedy elitists profited. But let’s get back to this latest trade agreement. Plain and simple, how is it possible for the American workers to compete with workers in Columbia, whose average wages per year is $5,031, or workers in Panama, where the average bring-home pay is $7,105 a year? My fellow West Tennesseeans, we don’t need any more free-trade agreements that are designed to profit the big corporations and lower our standard of living. I urge everyone to contact Marsha Blackburn at (202) 225-2811 and/or Stephen Fincher at (202) 225-4714. Demand that they, our representatives, vote NO on this legislation. To do otherwise would be extremely foolish and disastrous to our already fragile economy. Jamie Warrington

‘Later’ consistently shows up, presents the invoice Dear Editor, Any reasonable individual must agree that at some point in time we must as a nation stop borrowing and spending our children’s future. I hear the talking heads on TV telling me how catastrophic it will be if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. I have a simple question that we should all carefully consider. At what point in the future when we are even deeper in debt will it be less catastrophic to begin living within our means? I agree that it will indeed be catastrophic to some degree to freeze the debt ceiling. However it will be even more catastrophic in the long run to continue to print or borrow and spend 4 billion dollars a day that we don’t have. Another question that literally hits home is why does our own Gibson County government follow the same reckless deficit spending? Could it be for the same reason as our federal government? To give people what they want and worry about how to pay for it later. Later consistently shows up with an invoice. David Nance Gibson County Patriots www.gibsoncounty Trenton Tn.

Ten extras needed for TV show filming in Humboldt Sunday

Ten extra actors are needed for courtroom crowd in TV pilot being filmed Sunday, July 31, at the Humboldt Municipal courtroom. Must be 18 or older and available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no pay for this. It should be considered for experience only. For more information, email

400 without power Monday night

About 400 Gibson Electric Membership Corporation members’ homes and businesses in the Fruitland, Edison and Poplar Corner communities of Gibson County were affected by an outage Monday night. The outage began at 8:45 p.m. and was caused by a tree limb that fell onto a power line. Gibson EMC crews restored service at 10:05 p.m.

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Library to host Career Coach The Career Coach will be coming to Humboldt, Wednesday, August 10 at 10 a.m. The 35-ft. Mobile Career Center, featuring 10 workstations will be at the Humboldt Public Library back parking lot. Register in the back of the library for the Career Coach. This is sponsored by both Humboldt Public Library and Humboldt Chamber of Commerce where job seekers may look for open positions in the area. Additional services such as workshops on resume assistance, job interviewing skills, job searching techniques, and basic computer skills may be offered depending on need. For more information please visit: www.

Boys & Girls Club

Several events are scheduled to introduce the Boys and Girls Club of Humboldt to parents and their children. Community Day is Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m.- 12 noon, for parents and children to visit and sign children up for the club. There will be hot dogs, door prizes, and much more! Initially, first through seventh grades will be registered. There is a small fee. The Boys & Girls Club community open house will be Tuesday, August 16, from 5-7 p.m. Make plans to visit then. The club is located at 1503 Osborne Street (former Childtown next to Central Avenue Christian Church)

School Uniforms - Swap and Shop

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PAUL HARRIS FELLOW – Charlie Guy was selected as the Humboldt Rotary Club’s 2010-11 Paul Harris Fellow award recipient. Being named a Paul Harris Fellow is one of the highest honors a Rotarian can achieve. Presenting his certificate is last year’s club president, Terri Crider.

Meth, sex, theft arrests reported by county Meth arrests A home visit by state probation officers turned into two drug arrests last week, according to Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold. Agents from the 28th Judicial Distirct Drug Task Force were recently assisting investigators from the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole conducting a home visit at 3 Old Trenton Dresden Road, Trenton. While at the residence, officers discovered marijuana, finished methamphetamine product and various items used in the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine. Arrested at the scene were Meredith Brewer, 32, and Chadwick S. Moore, 36,

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of 1210 North 30th Street, Humboldt. They were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule VI marijuana, possession of Schedule II meth, conspiracy to manufacture Schedule II meth, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine and manufacturing of Schedule II methamphetamine. Both were processed at the Complex and released on $30,000 bond. A preliminary hearing has been set for September 20 in Gibson County General Sessions Court at Trenton. Solicitation of a minor Gibson County sheriff’s investigators have arrested Justin D. Adams, 20, of 418 Rozzell Street, Gibson. Adams is charged with the solicitation of a minor to

observe sexual conduct in a series of incidents involving a minor. Adams is currently held in the Gibson County Correctional Complex under $10,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for August 10 in Gibson County General Sessions Court at Trenton. Theft of trailer Sheriff’s investigators have made an arrest in the recent theft of a 10-ft. utility trailer. The trailer was stolen from a residence in the Union Central community near Milan. Investigators recovered the trailer at 4 Spruce Lane, Humboldt. Arrested and charged with theft over $1,000 is Clay D. Farrell, 23, of the Spruce Lane address. Farrell was processed at the Gibson County Correctional Complex and released on

$5,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for September 13 in Gibson County General Sessions Court at Trenton. Light weight utility trailers make easy targets for thieves, said Sheriff Arnold. Trailer owners are urged to secure their trailers when possible, record any identifiers or serial numbers and if possible personally mark the trailers for easy identification in the event of theft. “We should also take these crime preventative steps when it comes to our lawnmowers, ATV’s and other outdoor equipment easily targeted by criminals,� the sheriff suggested. “Warm weather always brings with it an increase in thefts of these type items.�

The Women’s Ministry of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a school uniform swap and shop on Saturday, August 6. Bring good clean uniforms to The Mathis Center located at 1111 Mitchell Street daily from Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29. at 9-11 a.m. and 3- 5 p.m. For each piece of clothing donated, a ticket will be issued. On August 6, come to the Mathis Center and purchase the same number of items donated using the tickets. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information please contact minister Emma Lindsey, 414-2117

Freewill Shelter offers free clothes

Freewill Shelter will have a free clothing give away Thursday and Friday, July 28 and 29. All that you can fit in two bags is free to you! Freewill Shelter is located at 510 W. Main Street, Humboldt. For more information, please call 731-784-9358. Daddy’s Kitchen Table located at 405 W. Main St., Humboldt, Tenn. is open from 6 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. Seasonal specials include fried green tomatoes or salmon and rice. To check daily specials or to place your call in order, call 731-7843004.

Alcoholics Anonymous

For those suffering with alcohol/drug addictions or mental health issues, AA meetings are open to you. Meetings times are Mondays at 6 p.m., Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Fridays at 5 p.m. All meetings are at 1307 Main Street, Humboldt, Tenn.

Auditions Rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, auditions for Christmas Belles had to be re-scheduled. New audition dates are Monday and Tuesday, August 1 and 2 at 6 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Nite Lite Theatre office, 500 West Eaton Street in Trenton.This play calls for a cast of four men and 11 women. Please call the Nite Lite offices if you have any questions. 731-855-2129.

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from page 1A over 10,000 clients at any time with leadership, human resources, time management, marketing and sales training. The silent auction bidding will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., catered by Humboldt Chamber of Commerce member Baudo’s of Jackson, Tenn. Business of the Month and new chamber members will be recognized. Tickets for the banquet are now available for purchase at the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce. Tables may also be reserved through the chamber office. Call 7841842 during regular business hours for more details or for ticket information.

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Upstanding citizens arrested for good cause, Jerry’s Kids

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DAY TRIP WINDS UP WEED, SEED IN HUMBOLDT - After six weeks of summer fun and excitement at Weed and Seed’s final Summer Enrichment Camp, the children enjoyed a day trip to Incredible Pizza, Memphis.

BLOOD PRESSURE AND BACK PACKS - Sylvia Stamper, manager of the Member Education & Outreach Dept. at Volunteer State Health Plan, Chattanooga, awarded Dionna Edwards a backpack filled with school supplies after she had her blood pressure checked during the Weed and Seed Summer Enrichment Camp Back To School Fair. Blood pressure checks were given by Tommie Jones (seated) and Jennifer Turner of the WJO Lee Temple 949 of the Elks of Humboldt. Seated and excited to get her pressure checked is Breanna Greenhill. All 50 students enrolled in the summer camp were awarded backpacks.

TALENT AWARD Kazadrian Springfield took 1st place in the talent contest during awards day during Weed and Seed’s final Summer Enrichment Program.

Camp offers basketball basics Several events took place during the last two weeks at Weed and Seed’s final Summer Enrichment Camp. A week-long basketball camp, under the direction of George Yarbro, was held at the Stigall School Gym. Girls practiced and

learned various techniques and skills on Monday and Tuesday, while the boys took on Wednesday and Thursday. A tournament was held on Friday where five students were awarded large gold and red basketball

trophies. The trophies were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Johnny West, owners of The Trophy Shop in Humboldt. Winners were Kyla Thomas, Lamaya Manley, Rodarious Wedley, Quintavious Hunt and Daijanae’ Jackson.

Last month, Gibson County business and community leaders were arrested, begging the obvious question, “What in the world is going on?” Actually, it’s all in fun, and all for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The jail birds are each asked to raise their bail which is set at sending four kids to MDA Summer Camp, or $3,200. The MDA is a not for profit health agency that provides services to the families and children in the community who are battling neuromuscular disease. A few of the services include leg brace and wheel chair repair, a week long summer camp for children, flu shots, clinic visits, and physical therapy. MDA is also able to sponsor world renowned research that will one day provide a cure for those with neuromuscular disease. Fundraising coordinator for the Memphis office of the MDA, Camella Costa, said, “The only funding we receive is generated through the events supported by the local community.” The Gibson County Executive Lock-up is one such event. “We invite business and community leaders to participate with us and raise money for Jerry’s Kids! The event this year was held at the beautiful Crown Winery. The money raised will go to help local families and children,” said Costa. “We really appreciate the support of this community. Over 51 people turned out and $26,000 was raised for local families and children and we couldn’t have done it without the help of the local community, The Crown Winery, the Gibson County Sheriff’s office and volunteers from Shelby County,” Camella said.

DOLLS - The play, Guys and Dolls, Jr. will held at Milan Middle School in Augusts.

Guys and Dolls Jr. opens Aug. 5 When was the last time you took a gamble on love? Did you let it ride or was it no dice? That’s the question faced by the characters in the Nite Lite Children’s Theatre production of Guys and Dolls Jr. The musical comedy Guys and Dolls Jr. is the story of an unlikely romance between Sarah Brown, a pure at heart missionary, and Sky Masterson, a slick Broadway gambler. Can she change his wicked ways? As an added game,

there’s a second romance between Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide, who have been engaged for 14 years! Nathan is a big time gambler and Miss Adelaide is the main attraction at the Hot Box nightclub. This production includes the musical numbers Luck Be A Lady and A Bushel And A Peck. The cast includes from Milan, Will Berry, Bailey Brown, Sierra GonzalezCruz, Matthew Hawkins, Abby Lambert, Erin Lawrence, Zach Pike,

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Daniel Pierson, Noah Shackelford, and Dylan Watson; from Medina, Sondie Capps, Joy Wright, and Justin Wright; from Jackson, Sierra Glosson; from Trenton, Eli McCaig; from Dyer, Lawson Mann; from Humboldt, Heather Porter; and from Alamo, J.D. Thompson. Show dates are August 5 and August 6 at 7 p.m. and August 7 at 2 p.m.. All shows will be held at the Milan Middle School auditorium. To ante up for your tickets, please call the Nite Lite office at 855-2129.

BYU GRADUATE - Abe Fisher, son of Rick and Jeanne Fisher of Humboldt, graduated from Brigham Young University in April this year with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Fisher, his wife Kari and daughter Kaylee reside in Provo, Utah. After graduation, Fisher is pursuing a career in Optometry. He is a graduate of Humboldt High School. His grandparents are the late Lewis and Elizabeth Fisher, and Tom and Mary Jayroe of Dyersburg.

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MDA LOCK UP - Deputies of the Gibson County Sheriff’s office (above) were among law enforcers helping with the MDA fundraiser recently. Pat English (bottom right) was the top bail raiser. He is congratulated by fundraising coordinator Camella Costa.

Sunday reception features art, music

Special ‘Tradition: Tennessee Lives and Legacy’ exhibit coming to a close Enjoy Tennessee traditions Sunday afternoon at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center. The closing reception of the special exhibit, Tradition:Tennessee Lives and Legacies, honoring Tennessee folk artists, will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Presented by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Tradition—Tennessee Lives and Legacies highlights the state’s folk heritage through photographs of 25 subjects across Tennessee who preserve arts and culture distinctive to their families, communities, or places. Dr. Robert Cogswell, the arts commission’s director of folklife wrote the descriptive essays displayed alongside the pictures. Two of the artists in the show, Billy Tripp of Brownsville and Jack

Martin of Selmer will be on hand Sunday. Highway 54, a bluegrass and gospel band will perform during the reception. Highway 54’s founder is Donald Horne of Bradford, who is also president of the Jackson Plectral Society. Immediately following the reception, “It’s Still America,” a short (30 minute) film about one of the artists featured in the exhibition, Billy Tripp of Brownsville, will be shown in an adjacent location. A limited number of complimentary tickets for the screening will be available during the reception. It’s a fascinating profile of a truly unique artist and his work. It’s also the film’s world premiere! Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Humboldt Happenings PAT DUNLAP AND SUSAN WILSON Congratulations to Maureen and Connie McKibben as they will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this month. The former Humboltians live in Louisville, Colorado. Christian sympathy is extended to Teresa Hill in the loss of her sister, Tammy Scott and to Mandy, Stacia and Becky Haley in the loss of their grandmother. Lift up Myrtle Hazlewood, Tommy Hinson, Hudson Atkins, Martha and Newell Todd, Freida and Ernie Beare, Sue Boggs, Mary McMackin, Christ and Dolly Wiese, Lou Emma Blurton, Pete Walker, Opal and Pete Wall, Marie Hays, W.G.Currie Jr., Herbie Freeman, Pat Dunlap, Steve Blankenship and Ron Phillips in your prayers Union University will be hosting The 16th Annual Senior Adult Extravaganza featuring Charles Billingsley. The event will be August 4 on the campus of Union University. Dinner and pre-concert festivities will be from 5-6:30 p.m. This includes door prize give aways, ‘Realizing your Financial Dreams’, ‘Tips for .Living’, and more and will be followed with a concert with Charles Billingsley at 7 p.m. To register or for more info contact the office of university relations at 661-5050 or visit website at www. Helping Hand is in need of all non perishable food items. Tom and Julia Humphreys, Larry and Sally Webster, Jim and Trish Watson, and Keith and Kathy Tony went to Fairfield Glade last weekend. The ladies went to Cumberland Co. Playhouse to see Little Shop of Horrors and all played golf for several days. I take this time to express my thanks for all the cards, visits and prayers for me while I have been in reconnect therapy. My 11-year-old twin granddaughters, Zoe and Kate Hendrick of Nashville spent this past week at the Lakeshore Methodist Camp in Eva, Tenn. Sarah Anna Wilson has been a counselor at the camp this summer. I love my girls. Congratulations to Pauletta Harrison and Paul Kilzer upon their recent marriage. I know of two grads going to UT this fall. They are Kaitlyn Harrison and Dylan Wilkes. Call and let me hear from you about your grad’s plans. Humboldt will miss Laurie and Brett Harrison as they are moving to North Carolina. The closing of the Black and Decker plant in Jackson was the reason and Brent was fortunate to get a transfer to the N.C. plant. He will spend time in N.C .and California plants. In Jackson on Saturday night, there was an all 80’s Humboldt High School Reunion held at the All Suites Hotel. Kevin Lacy, Kelly Williams, and Bret James were planners for the reunion. Well over 100 were expected to be in attendance. More details next week! More birthdays in July belong to Zac Hannaford, Jason Ward, Stephanie Hurst, Master Sawyer Edward Hunley, Memphis Deegan Putman, Blake Kee, Tim Estes, Tori Giltner Damron, Jack Hamilton, Jennifer Harris, Eloise Haynes, Mike Hannaford and Warlick Clark. Condolences to the families of Helen Brown, Hattie Lucas, Linda White, Joyce Kirby, Charlie Reagan, Mary Wilkerson, Joe Young, Doris Graves, Tom Mullins and Miriam Piercy. Girls of the 60s had lunch at the Painted Lady Friday. Going were Mariam Lam Martin, Deanne Barnes Summar, Julia Burch Humphreys, Mary Harrison, Jonnie Bryant Fonville, Brenda Freeman Rowlett and Becky Ellis Scott. To report happenings, call 731-388-4720 or 731- 234-2355 or email or swilson@americancellular. net BY

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EXCHANGE CLUB GUEST - Delaine Bottoms, (left) vice president of the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center was guest speaker at the recent meeting of the Humboldt Exchange Club. She gave a presentation about the National Child Abuse Prevention Conference held in Detroit recently. Plans for the annual telethon, Sunday, August 14, were discussed. Bottoms thanked the club and the community for all the support given to the Child Abuse Prevention Centers in Trenton and Humboldt. Bottoms is joined by Humboldt Exchange president Elna Blankenship.

TLC Academy nets Gypsy Horse BY SYLVIA JETTON Saturday, July 23, a new addition to TLC Riding Academy arrived! The new arrival is registered by the Gypsy Horse Registry of America as Gypsy Angel No.7 and is given away by the American Gypsy Horse Angel Foundation. This foundation started in 2008 giving away gypsy horses to carefully selected theraputic riding stables and members of PATH, Professional Association of Theraputic Horsemanship International. These horses seem ideally suited to the needs of the riders served by these programs. Owners Tom and Cheryl Crider, with help from their staff and board, have applied for one of these horses each year since the program began, but they seemed to always go to some western state. The foundation tries to place these horses near enough to the stable that is donating them that a long transport is not required.

In June the Criders got a message that their academy had made the finals in the selection process and they would be visited for an inspection. With only a few days to prepare they felt the visit went well, and on June 27 they got a picture of the horse to be given away. He is a two year-old gelding donated by LexLin Gypsy Ranch in Rockwood. This is a rather new breed but derived from horses bred by European gypsies for centuries. The owners of LexLin have established one of the premier breeding programs with a large investment and inventory of this breed. A few days after the visit they were notified that he would be coming to Gibson Wells. The address of the stable is 106 GibsonWells Brazil Road between Trenton and Alamo off Highway 54. More information on this breed and the LexLin Gypsy Ranch can be found on their website www.gogypsy. com.

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Desiree Danielle Rinks, Craig Curtis Palmer

Rinks, Palmer to marry August 6 in Jackson, Tenn. Rickey and Dottie Rinks of Humboldt, Tenn. are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Desiree Danielle to Craig Curtis Palmer of Humboldt. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Luther and Margaret Rinks of Trenton, Tenn. and John and Martha Moses of Springfield, Tenn. She is a 2003 graduate of Humboldt High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Tennessee Martin in 2010. She will be employed as a registered nurse in the emergency room at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City, Kansas. The prospective groom is the son of Cindy and Ron Acree and Bobby Palmer of Humboldt, Tenn. He is the grandson of Mary Craig and the late Jessie Craig of Humboldt, Tenn., the late Elkin Curtis Palmer, and the late Jessie Wardlow. He is a 2002 graduate of Humboldt High School and is currently serving in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. He has completed two tours in Iraq. The couple wishes to extend an invitation to all friends and family to celebrate their union on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 6 p.m. The wedding ceremony will be held at the Aeneas Building, 405 East College Street, Jackson, Tenn. with the reception to follow. The couple will reside in Junction City, Kansas.

GCSD eyes student cell phone policy changes, newly hired employees noted BY CRYSTAL BURNS Recognizing that cell phones are no longer just used to make phone calls, the Gibson County School District board began discussing how to update its current cell phone policy at the July 14 meeting. Eddie Pruett, in his first meeting aa director of schools, presented a policy he described as a starting point, which would allow students in grades 5-12 to use cell phones before the first bell and after the last bell of the day, in the classroom at the teacher’s discretion, or on school buses. The district’s current policy (6.312) allows students in grades 5-12 to have cell phones on their person but says phones must be turned off during the school day and when students are on school buses. “These phones can do all kinds of things,” Pruett said. “I think we’re missing an opportunity, but I don’t want to put pressure on parents to provide cell phones for their kids.”

He said teachers would need to know which students had phones to pair them up with students that don’t have phones when using them in the classroom setting for research or other school work. Based on his discussions with principals, Pruett advised against allowing cell phone use during lunch or in between classes. He said students in other states have posted videos and pictures of school fights online, bringing down ire on those school officials. Pruett said it’s harder for teachers to respond to those incidents in cafeterias or hallways whereas the classroom is a more confined space. While board members agreed today’s cell phones provide unique learning opportunities for teachers and students, they also admitted controlling students’ use becomes more difficult each year. Steven Tate suggested Pruett appoint a committee of teachers and administrators to flesh out the pros and cons of allowing students to use phones in the classroom. “I don’t want to be the cell phone Grinch,” Tate said. “I know we’re moving to an age where it can be beneficial, but every time we open up a little bitty door, we’re asking for more problems. We need to have everything well thought out and defined.”

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Pruett provided the board with a list of newly hired employees. Kimberly White has been hired as the district’s ESL teacher/ coordinator; Nichole Sudberry, guidance counselor; Kandy Fair, health science; and Meagan Witherspoon, science at Gibson County High School; Letitia Bell, music at Kenton; Megan Holt and Starla Scott at Medina Elementary; Callie Davenport, 6th grade; Hope Owens, math; Chris Wyatt, 7th grade social studies; Sarah Jones, guidance counselor; Heather Castano, 7th grade Language Arts; Kristi Walker, 4th grade; Carol Beaty, science; Amy Parker 8th grade Language Arts; and Deanna Browning at Medina Middle; Selena Sedberry, Kindergarten at Rutherford; and Tina Forbes, 5th-8th grade math at Spring Hill.

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Humboldt Church of Christ

Funeral services for Gary Lynn Phifer, 62 will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Denning officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home of Medina in charge. Mr. Phifer died July 24, 2011. He was born in Humboldt, Tenn., the son of the late Clint and Florence Tucker Phifer and was educated in the local schools. Mr. Phifer was a machinist for ITW Industrial Finishing in Jackson. He was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, a grandchild, Jacob Presley, preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jackie Phifer of Milan; a daughter, Karen Tims and husband, Timothy of Milan; a son, David Presley and wife, Crystal of Jackson; four grandchildren, Madison Presley, Drew Hammett, Tara Tims and Morgan Tims; a great-grandchild, Parker Hammett; two aunts, Evelyn Cheeks of Humboldt and Marcela Porter of Medina; an uncle, O.C. Tucker of Memphis, Tenn.

I was out of town once again July 17, preaching with House Springs Church of Christ, near St Louis. I have accepted full time preaching duties with House Springs and this will be my last column reporting on activities of Humboldt Church of Christ. I have enjoyed my association with that church for the last 14 months and wish to express my appreciation to its members, and especially to the Humboldt Chronicle staff for affording me the opportunity to be a reporter and to the Humboldt community for making our sojourn here one of the best we have experienced. We wish all of you the very best as we leave to take up the Lord’s cause in another area, and may God’s rich blessings continue to surround you in the days ahead. Another great lesson from the book of Psalms was presented Wednesday night, July 20, when Bill Mitchusson of the Nance Church of Christ, near Alamo. spoke on “Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?�. His text was Psalm 22 and though the Psalm is supposedly concerning King David and his trials, brother Mitchusson pointed out that some thousands of years later the Psalm is revealed to be prophesying of Jesus and His sufferings. Psalm 22 is an amazing document of the truth of prophecy. Here is internal evidence the Bible is true. David is writing of self, but the Holy Spirit wrote in prophecy. Maybe David didn’t know that he was writing of happenings to Jesus many years in the future. In the on going Wednesday Night Summer Series “Great Lessons from The Psalms� brother Ray Pack of South Jackson will use Psalm 23 concerning “The Lord is my Shepherd� July 27. At the Tennessee Veterans Home devotional Thursday, July 21, brother Tim Roland spoke on the beauty found in Jesus. Several ladies from the congregation attended, as well as myself, and brother Mike Perry, who led singing. Some of the resident were overheard stating that Mike was the best. The Summer Youth Series was to be hosted by Humboldt, Sunday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. Also a trip was being planned for the youth, and others, to St. Louis for the Cardinal ballgame, Six Flags, and zoo July 28-30, And now we must say goodbye and pray that we may meet again, if not on this earth, at least at that great reunion spoken about in I Thessalonians 4:16-18. In the meantime come visit us at 6976 Wild Cherry, House Springs, MO 63051.

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Greater Sixth Street M.B. Church located at 1613 Mitchell Street with Pastor Thomas Emery will celebrate the kick off their annual fall revival on Sunday, July 24, 2011. The 11 a.m. speaker was Pastor Charles Tanner of Pilgrim’s Rest Church in Springdale, Illinois. The 12:30 p.m. speaker was Pastor James Wood of St. John No. 1. Evangelist for the week is Pastor Charles Emery of Pilgrim M.B. Church in Gary, Indiana.

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Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school on July 25 - 29 at 5 p.m. This year’s theme is� Inside Out and Upside Down on Main Street�. Classes are for all ages.

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Freewill Shelter will be sponsoring a prayer breakfast Saturday, July 30, 3011 at 8:30 a.m. Speakers will include Elaine Chism of Pleasant Plains Church, Linda Shutes of Word and Praise Assembly, Teresa Shivers of Faith Temple, June Hicks of Church of God, and Essie Barnes of Greater Sixth Street Church. Donations will be accepted at the door. Come and be blessed.

Your choice, ten dollars or heaven BY RICK LELAND Class hadn’t even started and Daniel was already asking a question. “If I know how to get “saved� will you give me ten dollars?� That was the subject of our last class. I include a dose of it often while teaching. And as I teach about salvation, my ultimate objective is for the students to understand salvation and to desire their own experience of committing their lives to following Jesus. On a white board I had written keywords, explaining the getting-saved process. Listed where: (1) Faith—believing the unseen. (2) Recognize—your sin/separation from God. (3) Repent-with remorse, turning away from your sins. (4) Receive—Jesus’ gift to pay for your sins; His death on the cross. (5) Confess—speak from your mouth what is happening through faith. (6) Lord—make Jesus lord, master, boss of your life. Now Daniel had made the self-initiated effort to learn each of these keywords. So he figured the effort should be worth ten dollars. Daniel is not saved. He knows it. He’s told me. As well, his behavior reflects a disinterest in making the commitment. I keep praying for him and thank God he attends church. To him, getting ten dollars was more valuable. Daniel likes money a lot. Jesus said, “How hard it is for those who trust riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.� What’s your price? Ten dollars? Ten million dollars? How much will you sell your soul for and miss Heaven. Having money is not evil. Having a love for money is. This is a subtle, alluring, destructive force. And it’s never fully satisfied! Jesus paid a price. He died on the cross. The cost to you? Free--it’s a gift waiting for you to accept.

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COMMUNITY Humboldt Chronicle, Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Page 9A

by Donna Seymour

UT Extension offers pesticide recertification PHILIP W. SHELBY AND JAKE MALLARD UT EXTENSION Private pesticide applicators certifications expire October 21, 2011. Individuals must complete recertification to keep their certification card active prior to its expiration. Private applicators certification allows the purchase, use and supervision of restricted use pesticides. Private pesticide applicators recertification training will be offered at the Ed Jones Agri-Plex Auditorium,

1252 Manufacturers Row, Trenton, Tenn., Monday, August 8 at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Tuesday, August 9, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Thursday, August 11 at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. There is a small fee for recertification. Make checks payable to the University Of Tennessee. Private pesticide applicators recertification training will also be offered at the UT Extension Madison County Auditorium, 309 North Parkway, Jackson, Tenn. on Monday, August

15 at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Thursday, August 18 at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; and Friday, August 19 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. These trainings are not for initial certification. This training is only for individuals who are currently certified. Individuals who wish to receive initial private pesticide applicators certification or needs further assistance can call UT Extension Gibson County at 731-855-7656 or UT Extension Madison County at 731-668-8543.


have. David Gitterman said he is sometimes sad and frustrated to see homes in the county go up in fire that he feels like if they had been called they might have saved. Gibson Baptist Church’s annual Friendship Festival will be Saturday, September 10 starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited. There will be free food and entertainment. Larry McMinn had a heart attack. He and his wife were in Nashville at Opryland celebrating their anniversary. This happy occasion quickly turned to sadness. He was taken to the hospital there in Nashville. Our prayers are with Larry and his family. Fabulous Females will be celebrating over lunch at the Gibson Store and Cafe on Friday, July 29. What will they be celebrating? Just life itself and the blessing they have just to be able to get out and have fun with friends. That is a lot to celebrate and to be thankful for. Jimmy Waddell is feeling somewhat better these days. He is continuing his treatments and his wife, Dianne, is home from her trip. Dianne, her grandchildren and children went to Florida for a week and had a great time together. Jimmy was happy she could go. Gibson High School Class Reunion will be August 6 at the Municipal Building. On display and for sale will be pictures of Gibson High School and their mascot, the Wildcat, Methodist Church, White Rose Cemetery, packing shed (where many

of you worked in the summer) and the Baptist Church. Rev. Leroy Thornton has passed away. He was pastor at New Enterprise Church for approximately 15 years. At the time of his death, he and his wife were living in Oklahoma City with their daughter. Mrs. Thornton will remain in Oklahoma City with her daughter. Mildred Miles had a light stroke. Currently Mildred is home from the hospital and recovering nicely. She is living with her daughter close to Nashville. Many people in our community and surrounding areas need our prayers: Tom Henson, Charlie Allen, father of Amy Allen Epperson and Pauline Dollar.


by Mary Ruth Atkins & Barbara Morris

The Gibson Garden Club met Wednesday in the home of Janice Adams at noon for a picnic lunch and homemade ice cream. Thirteen members and one visitor, Charlotte Morris, were present. Barbara Morris, president, welcomed us and passed out some flower titles for the county fair that is next month. Velma Malone gave plant of the month and Kris Harper gave the program showing different tools to use to make gardening easier. In flower arrangements Connie Coleman won first on “Field and Stream� and Sherry Sykes took second place. Robbie Adams won first on specimen Hibiscus bloom and Kris Harper won second on Blue Hydrangea. Royce Turner drew the door prize, a welcome round of wood; very interesting. Jim and Ann Blankenship are spending the week in Florida and stopping by Lisa’s for a day or two on the way home. We are all so sorry to hear Mildred Miles had a stroke. Maybe it is not too bad. Melba lives in Nashville with her daughter Millie. Diane Waddell is spending time in Florida with her four grandsons. Our volunteer fire department did their annual pump test and the three fire trucks scored good. We have 25 volunteer firefighters. Not all of them can go to every fire as some work second shift and have small children they cannot leave on a short notice. David Gittermann is fire chief and he takes his job seriously. I am proud of our fire department and the dedication they have to their job. When you call 911 to report a fire, the county sends out the fire truck. If you live in Gibson city limits they call our fire trucks. This is sad as time is precious when there is a fire. However if you live just outside Gibson city limits (like the Harpers, Woods, McMillions and many more people) you can pay a $25 a year subscription, which the county dictates. Then Gibson, which would have the closest fire truck to your home, can respond to your fire. This fire contract can be picked up at city hall and it could be the cheapest subscription you will ever

Gadsden by Barbara Froio

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Following a vote of thanks by the president, Pastor Quill Brabham made remarks and the benediction. The Humboldt-Gibson County NAACP will meet Thursday, July 28, 6 p.m. in the Tom & O. E. Stigall Library and Museum. Those wishing to join are invited to attend. Mr. Dawson Lewis is president. Miss Summer Barbie pageant will be held on August 13, 2011, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Humboldt Middle School auditorium. This is for girls ages 1 - 21 years. This is a preliminary for the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. Trophies and crowns will be awarded. For an application and more information, contact Timothy Adams, 731-868, 5970. Homegoing services were held recently in Connecticut for the late Mr. Charles Robinson Sr. Condolences are extended to the family.



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Mathis Education Center. The honorees were Alyssa Smith and Dylan Wilkes, both 2011 Humboldt High School graduates. Both received scholarships of more than $1,000. Alyssa plans to attend MTSU and Dylan plans to attend UTK. Serving as mistress of ceremonies for the event was Mrs. Carolyn Y. Adams. Greetings were extended by Donna Seymour, president of the organization. Reading the scripture and offering prayer was Minister Derrick Seymour. Guest soloist was Minister Gail Wynne-Perry, who sang two inspirational songs. Following the meal, an original poem was presented by Mrs. Phyllis Elliott. Words of wisdom, especially for the honorees, were rendered by Mrs. Myrtle Fitzgerald and Donna Seymour. Making the presentation of the scholarships to the honorees was Mrs. Myrtle Fitzgerald.


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New director keeps services flowing at Helping Hand

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THRIFT STORE OPEN TO ALL - Helping Hand Director Linda Tramil (left) and Jennifer Childress, Thrift Store manager at Helping Hand, discuss some of the many items available there. The public is welcome to shop the Thrift Store. Donations and volunteers are also most welcome.

BY APRIL G. JACKSON It may have been providence or perhaps coincidence that brought Helping Hand’s new director, Linda Tramil, to its door. Last Thursday, she was moving about the place with ease, engaging folks as they arrived to pick up lunches at the Soup Kitchen, get groceries at the Food Pantry and shop for clothes in the Thrift Store. The kitchen often serves 100 a day, 60 or more pick up food and untold numbers come in to shop. Volunteers are key, as are the arrangements behind the scenes that keep the services flowing. That’s where Tramil fits in. Tramil became director of Helping Hand of Humboldt Inc. last month. The local non-profit is dedicated to helping the needy, those with low incomes and the emergency needs of travelers. Later this year, it will be celebrating 30 years of service to the people of Humboldt, Medina and Gibson. Linda Sharp Tramil is a 1972 graduate of Humboldt High. She was teaching in Gadsden when she met her late husband, Carl Tramil and moved to Indiana. Last

year after his death, she moved home to be near her mother, Marie Sharp. “After losing him, I was broken and torn. I was devastated. I came in here (Helping Hand) with my mother to shop. I just needed somewhere to go and get out. I felt comfortable here,” Tramil says. When she first heard Helping Hand was hiring, she handed in her resume. In Indiana, she had worked with Impact Ministries, a very similar, but more innercity organization. Soon she was the new sales clerk at Helping Hand’s Thrift Store and later managed the store before being offered the director’s job. Along with the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter, Tramil believes clients need a listening ear and expressions of non-judgemental care and concern. “They’re not just numbers to us. They are human beings with needs, folks who are down on their luck,” Tramil says. And there are more and more in need as the jobs decline in the current economy. Helping Hand’s own need for food is ever growing. They host a Soup Kitchen each Tuesday and Thursday

and the first and third Saturdays of each month. They keep an active food pantry and do a back pack program for youth. Lots of food is needed.

‘They’re not just numbers to us. They are human beings with needs, folks who are down on their luck.’ -Director Linda Tramil Routinely, Helping Hand receives USDA food but it has been less this year due to catastrophes in other areas of the nation. The Regional Inter-Faith Association has helped during the shortage. When ConAgra donated a huge amount of food this year, it was more of a blessing than Helping Hand leaders knew at the time, Tramil says. As director, Tramil reached out the area churches and was surprised at the outpouring of support when they began donating and bringing food.

“They were there for us,” she said. “Individuals also.” Stores and eateries in this area have also lent support and donated goods for both the pantry and the soup kitchen. Along with donations, one of the greatest needs, everpresent, is for volunteers. Volunteers and board members do much of the work associated with bringing the services of Helping Hand to the community. Tramil has high praise for the efforts of the volunteers and board members. The public is welcome to shop the Thrift Store, which Tramil and her staff have dubbed ‘Macy’s’. A new layout design has been incorporated there to simplify shopping. Helping Hand is located at 609 N. 9th Avenue in Humboldt. Board members currently include new chairman Mike Hawks, Frank Rittenbury, Jere Albright, Jim Glenn, Barbara Smallwood, B.J. Jones, Harold Pinkley, LaOuida McKnight, Dennis Tims, Jim Proudfit, Harry Davidson, Sherry Osborne, Yvonne Lewis, Karen Petty, Gil Fletcher, Stan Wilson, Ricky Young, Camille Jones and Quill Brabham.

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VOLUNTEERS LAUDED - Volunteers (from left) Clinton Shutes, Dottie Gaines and Vera Ransey are joined by new Helping Hand Director Linda Tramil. Volunteers are priceless to the Helping Hand, a non-profit charity organization that helps hundreds daily in Humboldt, notes Tramil.


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BY APRIL G. JACKSON One longtime Humboldt healthcare facility is growing with the addition of a physical therapy gym and private rooms. Humboldt Healthcare and Rehab, formerly Humboldt Manor, is currently under construction with what will eventually become the rehab wing of the facility. Located on Avondale near the Hwy. 45 Bypass, large steel frames were going up by crane last week. This fall the large windowed addition will open to physical therapy patients, both short term and long term. Nine private rooms for short term patients will also be included in the new area. Areas for cooking and laundry will add to patient comfort and ease. “The goal of the rooms is to create a home-like environment,” said Debbie Graham, admissions and marketing coordinator. Currently Humboldt Healthcare and Rehab offers therapy but in a very small area compared to the new physical therapy gym, Graham said. “This will be a state of the art physical therapy gym,” said Administrator Becky Strawn. She is looking forward to the $700,000 project’s completion and an open house to celebrate this fall. Therapy plays a major role in patient care at the facility whether the patient is long term or short term, Strawn noted. “Our therapists do a phenomenal job with their patients,” she said. Eddie Thompson of Humboldt is walking proof of the quality of the facility’s physical therapy. After a stroke, he spent 30 days in the hospital and couldn’t walk at all when he arrived at Humboldt Healthcare and Rehab. After a year and a half, he’s walking with a cane, getting stronger daily and going home soon. Thompson credits his physical therapist Donna Edwards and the staff for his recovery, which included daily encouragement. “I feel good about it. It really is a good experience,” Thompson said. Currently the facility has 89 beds and employs about 90 people in this community. Later this year, an open house date will be announced for the new addition.

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REHAB CONSTRUCTION - Dustin Lynch works to place a steel beam as part of the new physical therapy gym and private room construction now underway at Humboldt Healthcare and Rehab.

PHYSICAL THERAPY SUCCESS - Humboldt Healthcare and Rehab patient Eddie Thompson of Humboldt has made a remarkable recovery with the help of physical therapy and will soon be going home. He is joined by admissions and marketing coordinator, Debbie Graham.




Babe Ruth All-Stars finish 4th in state tournament


RBI - Zach Davenport, gets a base hit on this play and an RBI as Jonathan Hefley creeps down the line before scoring. Humboldt beat Benton County 9-2 in the opening game of the 14-15 Year-Old Babe Ruth state tournament in Newbern.

Cal Ripken stars bow out in state tournament

BY BARRY DELOACH The 14-15 Year-Old Babe Ruth All-Stars went to Newbern as the No. 2 seed from the district. Humboldt finished third in the district behind Lexington and Newbern. Since Newbern was the host of the tourney, they got an automatic bid. Humboldt won two games and lost two games in the state tournament. Their losses were to Newbern and Lexington. Humboldt posted two wins over Benton County and finished fourth overall in the State. Humboldt 9 Benton Co. 2 Zack Davenport pitched a complete game against Benton County as he struck out seven batters and gave up just three hits

and two runs. Humboldt trailed 1-0 early in the second inning but in the third the boys from Humboldt got on the board. Troy Agnew doubled and scored on a big double from Daylon Ballard. Ballard later scored on a wild pitch to put Humboldt up 2-1 in the game. It stayed that way until the bottom of the sixth when Humboldt exploded for seven big runs and put the game away. Agnew got hit to start the inning and Davenport singled. Both runners scored on a triple by Ballard. Ballard scored on the throw to third base to put Humboldt up 5-2. Hits from D.D. Young, Jacob Watson, Hunter Boyd and Sean Watson added

four runs to their total. Jonathan Hefley also had two RBIs with a single as Humboldt led 9-1 after six innings. Benton County scored one run in the top of the seventh but Humboldt rolled to a first game victory 9-2. Newbern 15 Humboldt 4 Newbern is one of the best teams in the state and Humboldt knew it as they lost to them 16-2 in the district tournament. Playing on their home field was an advantage as well as they had a big crowd. Newbern showed a lot of pop in their bats. The hosts scored three in the first, six in the second, and see BABE RUTH page 3B

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BY BARRY DELOACH Humboldt’s Cal Ripken 1112 Year-Old All-Stars went to McKenzie and came up short in both games at the state tournament. In game one, Humboldt took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first but it wouldn’t be enough in the 8-3 loss to Dresden. In their second game, Humboldt rallied from a 7-2 deficit before losing to North Gibson 15-13. Dresden 8 Humboldt 3 On a hot day in McKenzie, the Humboldt Stars scored first against Dresden. Larry Johnson Jr. walked and scored on a twoout hit by Mondez Donald to put Humboldt up 1-0. Donald later scored in the frame when Tyler Todd reached with two out. Todd was stranded at second when the inning ended. Qua Cunningham was on

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13-year-olds make quick exit at state BY BARRY DELOACH The 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars had an easy walk to the state tournament in Lexington as they did not have to qualify in the district to get there. Once there, things got a little tougher. On opening night, rain delayed the start of the game and then a 5-run first inning from Union City led to an 11-4 loss. Humboldt fell into the lower bracket and lost on the second day to Trenton 10-4 and ended their drive for a state title. Union City 11 Humboldt 4 Humboldt went quickly in the top of the first despite Matthew Hawks getting a one-out hit. Union City put up a five-spot on the scoreboard as a couple of walks, two hits and two Humboldt errors prolonged the inning allowing Union City to

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EYES ON THE BALL - Matthew Hawks gets an RBI-hit in the second inning against Union City as Humboldt cut the lead to 5-3. Humboldt lost the game 11-4 to Union City.

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HHS band has successful camp in sweltering heat BY DANNY WADE Rock, pop, funk and soul—that is how second year Humboldt High School band director Mike Martin describes this year’s halftime show. The HHS Pride Band has spent a grueling week, fighting extreme temperatures at this year’s band camp. As camp wrapped up last Friday, Martin said he had hoped to be a little further along with the show but is still very proud of his kids’ efforts. “This year’s music is a little more demanding and the weather has caused us to scale back,” Martin noted. “Musically, we have down three of the four songs, and we have marching and music down to one.” Martin said he is excited about this year’s marching season and thinks the halftime show will be extremely entertaining. Songs in

the halftime show are Everybody’s Everything by Carlos Santana (rock), After the Love is Gone by Earth, Wind and Fire (pop), Brick House by the Commodores (funk), and Taking it to the Streets by the Doobie Brothers (soul). Martin toyed with the idea of an all Earth, Wind and Fire show or the four-song show being performed. He let his students choose and they decided on the multi-artist show. Field commander Jasmine Johnson complimented her fellow band students. “I watch everybody and make sure it (band camp) runs smoothly,” Johnson said. “They are willing to learn and if they don’t understand, they ask questions. I’m looking forward to another successful season.” “It has been going pretty good,” Martin said about band camp. “But it is very hot so we can’t

get as much done outside. We take lots of water breaks. You just can’t have the kids out there for extended amounts of time.” This was evident when Thursday morning’s rehearsal was cut short due to the heat index reaching dangerous levels. “Besides the heat, it is going well,” said band captain LiJoyce Bridges. “The younger, first-time marchers are getting used to it and absorbing everything. But the show is coming along nicely.” Bridges plays the alto saxophone and will perform one of the two solos in the show. Trumpet player Britnee Commander has the other. This year’s marching band is a little larger than last year’s, according to Martin. And the band will be a little bit younger with 17 or 18 freshmen or first time band members.

“We lost 10 seniors,” Martin said of last year’s squad. “But we have a really good senior class (this year). One issue Martin has to deal with is scheduling. He and all the sports coaches work closely together to allow students to split time for practices. In this year’s band there are five cheerleaders, eight basketball players, three volleyball players and crosscountry track member. “We work hard to allow students to split their time,” Martin said of he and the coaches. “It allows our students not to have to choose and waste their talents committing to just one. As band camp wrapped up last week, Martin said he is excited for his kids. “We have some really good kids. The show is coming along nicely and it will be highly entertaining,” he said.

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Babe Ruth from page 1B five in the third. Before Humboldt knew what had hit them it was 14-0 after two and half innings. Newbern added another run in the top of the fifth to make it 15-0. Humboldt got on the board in the bottom half of the fifth but it wasn’t enough to extend the game. Hefley singled with one out and scored on hit from Davenport. Young reached on an error by the Newbern third baseman and scored on a triple by Grant Brittain who also scored on a throwing error. Humboldt went down 154 and pushed Humboldt to the loser’s bracket. Humboldt 10 Benton Co. 4 Waiting in the losers’ bracket was Humboldt’s first round opponent, Benton County. They were looking for a different result this time around and it looked like they might get it. Benton County scored twice in the first frame and twice more in the third to lead Humboldt 4-0 after two and half innings. Humboldt came alive in the home half of the third. Five walks, a sac-fly from Brittain and a Benton Co. error led to six Humboldt runs. Agnew, Davenport, Ballard, Jaylen Montague, Boyd and Joseph Rice

all scored to make it a 64 Humboldt lead. Agnew scored on a passed ball in the fourth as Humboldt increased their lead to 7-4.


CAN OF CORN - Humboldt 15-Year-Old All-Star, Hunter Boyd, camps under this fly ball for the last out of the inning. Humboldt beat Benton County twice in the tournament before losing to Newbern and Lexington but still finished a very respectable fourth in the state.

Benton County loaded the bases in the fifth but was unable to score as a fly ball to leftfield ended the scoring threat as Humboldt held on to the 3-run lead. Humboldt added to their run totals in fifth as Boyd and Hefley each had singles in the inning. J. Watson reached on an error and scored to give Humboldt a 10-4 lead and the win. Humboldt would now take on a powerful Lexington team. Lexington 14 Humboldt 3 Lexington scored early and often in this contest and after a couple of innings of action, Humboldt was down 7-0. Humboldt had only two hits in the first two frames as Ballard and Stephon Turner had one each. It stayed 7-0 until the fifth when Boyd singled and scored on a double from Hefley. Lexington added a run to their total to lead 8-1. Lexington then blew the game wide open with a 6run sixth. Ballard and Brittain scored after hitting doubles. Brittain scored on a hit from Boyd. Humboldt ended a great run in the post season losing 14-3 but completed a successful season with a very respectable fourth in the state finish.


13 YEAR OLD ALLSTARS - Members of the Humboldt 13-Year-Old Babe Ruth All-Stars are (front row from left) Tre Sharp, Matthew Hawks, Ben Koffman, Marquez Kimble, Tristan Anthony and Quincy Cunningham; (middle row) Greg Albea, D.D. Young, K.D. Thomas, William McKinley and Fort Jones. Head Coach is Mark Hawks (back row). Not pictured are assistant coaches Ralph Jones III and Joey Blankenship.


from page 1B the hill for Humboldt. Cunningham ran into first inning troubles as Dresden batted around and scored five runs to jump ahead of Humboldt 5-2. Humboldt went quickly in the second as the Dresden pitcher went through the next three Humboldt batters 1-2-3. Cunningham had an easy second to keep the score at 5-2. Johnson got a one-out hit for Humboldt in the third but was stranded at second. Dresden added a single run in the third to make it a 6-2 advantage for the Dresden Stars. Josh Parks drew a walk in the fourth but was out at third on a fielder’s choice by Cunningham. The big two-out hit did not come for Coach Tommy Todd’s squad as Humboldt still trailed 6-2.

Dresden put up a couple of more tallies in the bottom half of the fourth as they made it 8-2. Humboldt kept plugging away as K.J. Champion had a one-out hit in the top half of the fifth and scored on a wild pitch to make it 8-3. Neither team would score again as Humboldt fell into the loser’s bracket. N. Gibson 15 Humboldt 13 Stats were a little sketchy for this game but it was a gallant comeback for the Humboldt Stars as they rallied from a 7-2 hole. North Gibson jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first and then added single runs in the second and third frames before Humboldt ever got on the board. Zamire Jackson walked and scored in the bottom of the third to make it 6-1. With two down, Josh Milam and Carlton Childs reached but a groundout ended the

Humboldt threat as the Stars stranded two runners. North Gibson added one more tally to their total in the fourth. Humboldt’s K.J. Champion singled and scored in the fourth to try and keep his team close. Humboldt scored four times in the fifth as they pulled to within 7-6. Shane Hinson singled and scored. Johnson walked and Milam got plunked. With two out, Donald went yard and Humboldt was within one run. North Gibson then went crazy in the fifth and went up 15-6. Humboldt didn’t quit despite the big deficit as they batted around in the sixth and scored seven times. When the dust settled, Humboldt lost the game 1513 to end their season but had a great run to the state tournament.


14 & 15 YEAR OLD ALLSTARS - The Babe Ruth 14-15 Year-Old All-Stars are (front row from left) Sean Watson, Jonathan Rice, Hunter Boyd, Zach Davenport and Jacob Watson; (back row) assistant coach Darrell Boyd Jr., Jonathan Hefley, Daylon Ballard, Jaylen Montague, Grant Brittain and head coach Barry Brittain. Not pictured are Troy Agnew, Octavious Ferguson, Jaylon Strayhorn, Stephon Turner and assistant coach Gerry Brittain.

Cal Ripken from page 1B take a 5-0 advantage after one inning of action. In the Humboldt half of the second, Ben Koffman singled but was out at second on a fielder’s choice by William McKinley. K.D. Thomas singled and McKinley scored. Fort Jones put the ball in played and reached on an error by the UC shortstop. With two out, Marqueous Kimble singled home Thomas and Jones ended up at third to make it 5-2. Hawks got his second hit of the game scoring Jones. Kimble tried to score from second base but was out on a bang-bang play at the plate to end the frame at 5-3. It stayed that way until the bottom half of the fourth when Union City added a couple of unearned runs. The Humboldt defense kicked the ball around and giave UC extra outs as they pushed their lead to 7-3. Humboldt had runners in

every inning but could not push any more runs across until the seventh. By the time the seventh inning rolled around, Humboldt was down 11-3. Tre Sharp got his second hit of the game to lead off the seventh and scored on a hit from Koffman but it was enough as Humboldt lost 11-4. Trenton 10 Humboldt 4 In the losers’ bracket, it is do-or-die and one of these two teams was going home and it ended up being Humboldt. Pitching dominated early as both pitchers went three up and three down in the first. Trenton scored three times in the top of the second as once again errors plagued Humboldt. All three runs were unearned in the second. Humboldt got their first base runner of the game as Thomas singled and made it to third on two stolen bases but was unable to score as Trenton led 3-0.

Sharp relieved for Koffman on the hill in the third as Trenton scored two unearned runs after there were two outs and Trenton led 5-0. The Babe Ruth Stars finally broke the goose egg on the scoreboard as McKinley reached on a dropped third strike. McKinley went to second on a wild pitch and scored Humboldt’s first run on a hit from Tristan Anthony. Anthony was stranded at first but Humboldt was on the board down 5-1. Trenton added a single run in the fourth, two in the fifth and one more in the sixth to push their lead to 9-1. Humboldt tried to rally in the bottom half of the sixth as McKinley tripled to start the inning. Anthony got hit and scored along with Kimble that walked and scored but it was all the offense Humboldt would muster up as they went down to defeat 10-4.


CONTACT SPORT - Humboldt 13-Year-Old Babe Ruth All-Star catcher, K.D. Thomas, has his feet taken out from under him on this slide by a Union City runner. Union City beat Humboldt in the opening round of the State Tournament in Lexington.

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Recognize your HHS or HMS football player, cheerleader or band member in the Humboldt Chronicle’s Gridiron 2011, August 17. Deadline is Wednesday, August 10. Call the Chronicle, 784-2531, for more information.

EDUCATION Page 4B Humboldt Chronicle, Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Union named to prestigious list Union University is one of the top 42 colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released today in The Chronicle’s fourth annual report on “The Academic Workplace,� are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities. In all, only 111 of the 310 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For� recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Union University included among the medium-sized universities. Of the 111 institutions named to the list, only 42 achieved “Honor Roll� status. Union is the only college in Tennessee on the list. “We are deeply grateful for this high honor, this

lofty recognition from The Chronicle of Higher Education,� Union President David S. Dockery said. “I want to congratulate our marvelous faculty and staff, as well as the high quality students, who contribute each and every day to this special academic community. We are certainly thankful for the dedicated members of the Board of Trustees who offer the guidance and establish the high expectations for this university.� Union won honors in 11 categories: collaborative governance; professional/ careerdevelopmentprograms; teaching environment; compensation and benefits; facilities, workspaces and security; job satisfaction; work/life balance; confidence in senior leadership; supervisor/department chair relationship; respect and appreciation; tenure clarity and process. Union was one of only

three institutions nationally to be ranked in as many as 11 categories. “I have had a number of opportunities through the years to teach elsewhere, but I can’t imagine a better place to be a professor,� said George Guthrie, the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union. “The clear, Christ-centered, community-oriented vision of the administration is carried out with integrity, and that makes a very special context for learning possible.� Kimberly Thornbury, Union’s vice president for student services and dean of students, said the university’s strong sense of community is one of the benefits of working for the institution. More information including a listing of all institutions on the list, is available at http://chronicle. com/academicworkplace.

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LEADERSHIP CAMP - Students from Humboldt, Bradford, Milan and Peabody high schools recently attended a five-day youth leadership and prevention camp.

Students attend TTI leadership camp Fifteen students from Humboldt, Bradford, Milan and Peabody high schools recently joined nearly 400 other youth leaders, adult advisors and TTI staff members from across the state at the Tennessee Teen Institute held on the Austin Peay State University campus. The Tennessee Teen Institute is a five-day youth leadership and prevention camp sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services and the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency. The Teen Institute Program addresses substance abuse

prevention through a fiveday, peer-led prevention camp designed to provide teen participants with the skills and education necessary to develop and implement alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs in their own communities. This is a comprehensive program that trains, mobilizes and empowers youth to prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and self destructive behaviors in themselves and their peers. TTI prepares students to not only make positive changes, but to be proud advocates of those changes. Students will have the opportunity to grow and

learn as individuals, while enhancing their leadership abilities. Because TTI is peer-led, teens are given a unique opportunity to have a “voice� in addressing issues important to them. Giving youth some ownership in this type of program is one of the key factors in the success of enforcing a substance free lifestyle. Students who attended TTI will now return to their high schools to form youth clubs, Positive Peer Pressure (P3), who will meet monthly, host events and activities, and further spread the message to other teens regarding risky behaviors and healthy decision making.


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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF GIBSON COUNTY AT TRENTON, TENNESSEE PROBATE DIVISION NON-RESIDENT NOTICE TO: Robert E. Walker, Kim Walker, Julie Walker, Rebecca Meadows and Tommy Farrow You are hereby commanded to serve on Floyd Flippin, Attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 160, Humboldt, Tennessee, an answer to a Petition which is sworn to and filed in the case of THE ESTATE OF FREDDIE BURNETT WOOL, DECEASED, Rule Docket N. 19989-P IN THE ABOVE COURT within thirty (30) days after the last date of publication hereof. IT IS ORDERED that this Notice be published four (4) consecutive weeks in the HUMBOLDT CHRONICLE, a weekly newspaper, in Humboldt, Tennessee. This the 27 day of June 2011. SHONNA SMITH, CLERK AND MASTER Paula Hudson 07-27p

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


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 8, 2011

officer: Ptl E Jones •Davis, Daniel, 52, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/12/2011, McLin & 13th; Charges: driving rev/susp/exp license. Arresting officer: C Griffin •Delgado, Jesus, 29, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/11/2011, 3 Doeers Down lot; Charges: public intoxication. Arresting officer: Barr •Doss, Chase Edward, 25, of Milan, Tenn.; Arrest date & location: 07/14/2011,

Q-Mart.; Charges: public intoxication; possession of Sch IV. Arresting officer: Nierenberger •Dowdy, Tracy Dean, 49, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/15/2011, Milan, Tenn.; Charges: picked up for other agency. Arresting officer: Lewis •Fitzgerald, Paul Arthur, 50, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/15/2011, Trenton Hwy at Sims; Charges: driving uner influence. Arresting officer: Ptl

M Nierenberg •Grimes, Lisa K, 50, of Humboldt.; Arrest date & location: 07/11/2011, Forked Deer Trl Lot 6.; Charges: domestic assault. Arresting officer: Ptl K Rich •Henson, Donna, 50, of Milan, Tenn.; Arrest date & location: 07/15/2011, 303 Viking Dr.; Charges: picked up for other agency. Arresting officer: Lewis •Lewis, Raymond Montez, 21, of Humboldt; Arrest date see POLICE page 7B

TRUSTEE SALES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 29, 2006, executed by Emma Hunt and McLloyd Hunt, Jr., conveying certain real property therein described to Archer Land Title, Inc., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee recorded October 10, 2006, in Deed Book 894, Page 1633-1644; 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 CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-23 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 18, 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: PARCEL 169D-A-043.00 A CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND IN THE THIRD CIVIL DISTRICT OF GIBSON COUNTY, IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN IN THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF WALNUT DRIVE, THE SAME BEING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT NO. 17, BLOCK NO.


NOTICE OF ELECTION AND SAMPLE BALLOT GIBSON COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION POSITIONS 4 & 7 THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011 Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Sec. 2-12-11(c), the Gibson County Election Commission hereby gives notice of the Gibson County Special School District Election to be held on Thursday, August 4, 2011, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. Polling precincts open for Position Four (4) are: Brazil and Spring Hill. Polling precincts open for Position Seven (7) are: Medina, Sitka, S. Gibson, and Humboldt Airport. Notice is also given, pursuant to T.C.A. Sec. 2-6-302(a)(5) that the Absentee and Early votes will be counted Thursday, August 4, 2011, beginning at 6:00 P.M. at the Election Commission Office, located on the first floor of the Courthouse. GIBSON COUNTY COMMISSION




believed to be 113 Walnut Drive, Humboldt, TN 38343. 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): Emma Hunt, McLloyd Hunt, Jr. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 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 setback 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 #14150: 201107-27 2011-08-03, 2011-08-10 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 292304, (“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 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 towit: 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 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. §35-5117 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 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

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HUMBOLDT POLICE REPORT from page 6B & location: 07/17/2011, 1303 Bradford; Charges: disorderly conduct. Arresting officer: Ptl Hill •Mays, Ronnie Lee, 31, of Medina, Tenn.; Arrest date & location: 07/14/2011, WalMart; Charges: possession of Sch VI, possession of drug paraphernalia. Arresting officer: Lewis •Richardson, Cindy Jean, 48, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/13/2011, Humboldt Police Dept; Charges: possession of drug

paraphernalia; promotion of meth manufacturing. Arresting officer: Lt Danny Lewis •Richardson, Eddie Lynn, 47, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/13/2011, Humboldt Police Dept; Charges: possession of drug paraphernalia; promotion of meth manufacturing. Arresting officer: Lt Lewis •Scott, Tyrone, 41, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/14/2011, 16th & Brown; Charges: public intoxication. Arresting officer: Nierenberger

•Truesdale, Phillip Allen, 30, of Humboldt; Arrest date & location: 07/14/2011, WalMart; Charges: possession of Sch VI, possession of drug paraphernalia. Arresting officer: Lewis •Whitney, Howard R., 59, of Trenton, Tenn.; Arrest

date & location: 07/16/2011, By-pass at McDonald’s; Charges: driving under influence; failure to yield right of way; proof of insurance. Arresting officer: Ptl K Rich •Williams, Kenneth Bernard, 42, of Humboldt;

Arrest date & location: 07/11/2011, 1622 Dotson Street; Charges: reckelss endangerment; evad-


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