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Quilt Art Kept Alive

Executive director to leave in Dec.

Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 6 It’s time. Set your clocks back one hour this weekend as winter approaches and Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning, Nov. 6.

Boys & Girls Club closed after flood The Boys & Girls Club of Humboldt was flooded after a water pipe break over the weekend. The clean up is underway and they will open again as soon as possible.

INSIDE... Vikes plunder Tornadoes’ thunder

The Humboldt defense tossed a shutout against rival Union City Friday on the road to capture the District 14A crown. Page 8

Grand jury issues 60 indictments The Grand Jury of the Humboldt Law Court handed down indictments in October. Page 4

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NEW LIFE FOR OLD BARN - The historic Fitzgerald barn just outside Humboldt, circa 1940s, has joined the Gibson County Quilt Trail. Grandsons Larry Rainwater and Jimmy Rainwater stand before the barn’s new look.The barn is well remembered as the Farm Bureau icon along Hwy. 79 for many years (upper photo). Rafters inside the unique barn tell their own story (below). Call Royce Harris 7844120 if you can donate time, labor, cash or a barn.

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Landmark barn added to quilt trail BY ROYCE HARRIS Venture into the days of yesteryear with a visit to the Fitzgerald barn on Hwy 79 near the city limits of Humboldt. This is the latest new home of a quilt square painted by the GCVAA artists for their Gibson County quilt trail. Larry and Jimmy Rainwater, who own the barn along with their sisters, agreed to give the barn a new coat of silver paint this year. The family also agreed to allow the GCVAA to install a quilt square on it. The days of young boys spending their afternoons playing in the loft of granddad’s barn are a thing of the past, but two young men, Gary Caraway and Shawn Patton, from Humboldt Utilities, hinted that it could be a temptation to “older boys” as well. They installed the board Monday morning, October 24. Our adventure began on September 21 when Larry Rainwater met us at the barn for us to discuss the project. The inside architecture of this old barn is quite an education. The barn dates back to the early 1940s. Interiors from that period differed according to the use of the barn and dependent on the farmer’s crop. Jimmy said, “There’s no telling how many mules were housed in this barn.” The hay loft remains a picture from the past. The lone

cylindrical drying post runs the length of the loft as if in wait for the mule to pull the rope secured to the forks and pulleys that delivered the hay up from the wagon. The family shared the story of the barn’s site. Boone Pack and his family lived in a tenant log home that was moved up higher on the hill, so that George Fitzgerald could have this barn built on this site. His grandsons, Larry and Jimmy Rainwater, have many memories of the farm and the barn and the home place just across the highway from the barn. Jimmy remembers seeing his grandmother, Ethel Fitzgerald, quilt and mentioned the stacks of quilts she had. The girls, Patsy Duff and Charlotte Burkett, also remember seeing their mother quilt. Charlotte said, “I remember my mother, Elizabeth Rainwater, quilting all day and we as children would play under the quilt frames.” From generation to generation we see the history of quilting kept alive through the artistry of quilting, whether it be on painted boards or fabrics of all sorts. Perhaps, if Miss Ethel were sitting on her porch today, she would enjoy the Color Wheel Star quilt block on her barn.

Community spirit earns honor for Gibson’s West BY CRYSTAL BURNS Gibson City Recorder Shawnda West received a big surprise in the mail last week. West received a large plaque, recognizing her as the National Association of Professional Women’s Woman of the Year for her region. The association contacted her earlier this year to tell her that she had been nominated for membership. The more the representative spoke with West, the more the group was interested in promoting her story as well as her application. The Gibson County native spent 15 years in Kansas, Okla., a small town of about 500. While she stayed at home raising her children, West helped the community grow its annual Easter egg hunt from 75 children to 372 in her first year. Eventually, she turned the once small event into a weekend-long festival that included an egg hunt, games and pageants. When West offered her

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services that first year, the local chamber of commerce told her their biggest hurdle was lack of funding. “I can fix that,” West said. She secured monetary and product donations from small businesses and large corporations in the area including Wal Mart, Tyson and Little Debbie. Local restaurants and convenient stores also bought into West’s vision for Easter in the Park. Together with the help of the Cherokee Nation, West was able to donate enough funds to build a small library and small gym in the community. The gym is open 24 hours a day and meets a major need in Kansas, which has a significant Native American population, many of whom suffer from diabetes. West said the pageants included in Easter in the Park provided a morale boost for the young Native American girls. She used some of the profits see WEST page 2


WOMAN OF THE YEAR- Shawnda West, Gibson City Recorder, was recently honored as the National Association of Professional Women’s Woman of the Year. West has been with the Town of Gibson since August 2010. A Gibson County native, she spent 15 years in Oklahoma where she devoted herself to serving her small community.


Humboldt Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gil Fletcher is retiring in December. According to chair of the Search Committee for the chamber, Lee Williams, the chamber board is advertising to fill the executive director position as soon as possible. The deadline to apply is November 18. Fletcher says it is “just time for a transition.” Before coming to the chamber as executive director almost four years ago, he was a 33-year banker, having served the last 10 years of his banking career at BancorpSouth in Humboldt. “I’m open to the future. I plan to spend time volunteering and trying to apply what talent God gave me,” Fletcher said. “This is a great community with great potential. The chamber board and membership are well-positioned to help realize that potential,” he added. He says he hopes to see someone with a passion for the city and community carry on the chamber’s work. The high profile position requires excellent leadership, communication and organizational skills. Details on applying are inside in this week’s classified ad section.

City schedules holidays The Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen met last week and okayed Christmas holidays for city employees. With Christmas falling on Sunday and Christmas Eve on Saturday, many employers are giving their workers Friday and Monday off this season. The city will be doing the same, with employees being off work December 23 and December 26. The board also agreed to setting up a checking account for future capital expenditures. This account was designated in this year’s fiscal budget. The city budget sets a property tax rate of $3.04 per $100 assessed value, 10-cents higher than last year’s rate of see CITY page 2

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Gibson boasts two new quilt squares Historic high school gym features four tulip pattern ‘Purple Tulips� BY ROYCE HARRIS The Gibson County Quilt Trail can now be see in Gibson. Next door to Gibson City Hall on Jerry Gordon’s building is the Patriotic Nine Patch quilt square painted by the Gibson County Visual Arts Association. Jerry said that the building houses his wife’s collection of second hand articles that she buys at yard sales. Jerry calls this hobby rather than a business. This board was originally planned for the front of the Gibson City Hall, but they put a “Medina Hornets� sign on their building and it didn’t leave enough room for the quilt board. James Kilburn with the city of Gibson, in coordination with Tony Black, mayor of Gibson, agreed to use the city’s bucket truck to install the boards. A local young man helped Sam Peden, install the boards. The other board in Gibson is on the front of the Gibson High School gym. This board is called “Purple Tulips�, and features the old high school (or close to it) colors of purple and gold. These boards were sponsored through anonymous donors to the Gibson County Quilty Trail Association. The board on the Gibson High School is in nonor of the Gibson Garden Club and in memory of Mary Jo Kilburn, a graduate of this high school who was killed in a car accident shortly after her college graduation.

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PATRIOTIC SQUARE - Jerry Gordon’s wife Nancy operates Nancy’s Castaways in their Gibson building. They now boast the Patriotic Nine Patch quilt square and are a proud part of the Quilt Trail.

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The Gibson County Republican Party hosted a U.S. Congressman for its annual Reagan Dinner. Representative Stephen Fincher provided the keynote address at the event held last Thursday in Humboldt. Congressman Fincher began by telling those in attendance how good it always is to be back in West Tennessee. He had quite a busy day visiting with constituents, starting his day in Memphis at the opening of the new air tower, then on to Germantown, Covington and Union City before wrapping up the day in Humboldt. Congressman Fincher gave an update on the move to try to stabilize the country’s financial crisis. He said progress is being made in the right direction to get the country back on track but that it will take the joint efforts of both

parties to accomplish this. He stressed how important the 2012 elections are and encouraged all in attendance to vote.

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HIGH SCHOOL PRIDE STILL IN GIBSON - Eddie Harris, Anthony Alford (City of Gibson), and Sam Peden install the old gym’s Quilt Trail block square.

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CONGRESSMAN HOSTED BY GIBSON COUTY GOP - Stephen Fincher, a Republican from Frog Jump, gave the keynote address at the Reagan Dinner hosted annually by the Gibson County Republican Party. Rep. Fincher capped off a busy day with his Humboldt visit where he spoke with constituents.


GATORS ARE KUWAIT BOUND - Twenty-five boxes loaded with both summer and winter gators left the Trenton Post Office Thursday bound for troops serving in Kuwait. The Gibson County Fair Association board members with the help of many volunteers cut out, sewed and boxed the gators to help soldiers keep warm. Board members (from left) Betty Pafford and Judy Kail, along with U.S. Postal Service Clerk Jeanine Summers, prepare the boxes for shipment. A drum at this year’s fair collected $189.39.


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from page 1 earned from the pageants to then enter those girls in local parades and festivals. “Lord knows I didn’t do all that by myself,� West said, noting she got plenty of help from community volunteers. West credits her greatgrandmother for teaching her to have a giving spirit and telling her, “Your community is only as good as the people involved.� She’s using that work ethic and spirit to move the town of Gibson forward. West was hired as the court clerk in August 2010 but was eventually given the job of city recorder. She’s helped modernize City Hall, making it more user friendly for customers. She’s also spent many hours receiving certification from FEMA so the town can continue

Freewill to host women

Freewill Shelter will host a Women’s Conference on November 5, 2011 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The conference will be held at Greater Sixth Street Church, 1613 Mitchell St, Humboldt, A host of speakers will be featured. Refreshments will be served.

West knows that her job responsibilities don’t make her the most popular woman in town, but she hopes that as the town and City Hall improve, citizens will have an opportunity to get to know her better. “I like my job,� she said. “I’m not some monster in here. It’s a business. It has to run like one.� Her goals for the future include giving Gibson kids more activities. “Our kids have nothing to do,� the mother of five said. West also has two grandsons. She said she and Mayor Tony Black have had many conversations about how to grow Gibson, and they’ve come to the conclusion that they have to be more visible in the county. “We have to get back out there,� she said. “We have to remind them Gibson’s here.�


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receiving FEMA funds, and she’s enrolled in classes for the state, which mandates that all municipalities must have a state-certified financial officer employed. On the side, West is currently enrolled in online classes, working on a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance with a minor in Criminal Justice. Since April, West has been negotiating with state officials on the water/waste water board about the town’s water/sewer rates. “I’ve busted my butt,� she said. “I’ve fought for our citizens, begging and pleading with the state on their behalf.� As a result, the town has reached an agreement that will result in a slight increase on citizens’ bills but is significantly lower than the rate increase proposed by the state.


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SECREATRY OF STATE – Tre Hargett, Tennessee Secretary of State, (second from right) spoke to the Humboldt Rotary Club last Friday. Hargett touched on several subjects but spent most of his talk on the new voting law requiring a photo ID, which goes into affect January 1, 2012. Welcoming Harget are program chair, Mike Barker (right) and club vice president, Tommy Goodrum (left). State Representative Curtis Halford was also a special guest at the meeting. submitted photos

FALL BREAK FUN AT BOYS and GIRLS CLUB - Members of the Boys & Girls Club Parent Support Group include (from left) Lamar Panky, Patricia Cooper, Mary Taylor, Karen Conner, Ann Brown and Debbie Weathers.

Fall break brings fun to B&G club During fall break for the Humboldt City Schools, the Humboldt Boys and Girls Club provided its members with a week long of activities. Students were at the club from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday where special presentations were offered each day. Presentations included talks on bullying and the consequences, saying no to drugs, self-esteem, faith and religion of choice, good citizenship, sports, life skills, personal accountability, responsibility and seeking excellence. Among the presentors (not pictured) were Rev. Michael Savage who gave a presentation on anti-drugs, faith and self-esteem. He also performed several numbers on keyboards for the students. Another featured guest was Gustavie “Rocky� Miller, director of a personal development a n d m e n t o r s h i p organization titled “Say The Word, Inc.,� Jackson, held the students attention as he spoke on life skills, leadership princibles and personal accountability. Members of the Humboldt Boys and Girls Club’s parent support group provided and

prepared lunches each day. With the assistance of Jeff Gamble, who donated all condiments, wrapping

paper and bags, the parents were able to prepare lunch for approximately 99 to 110 students daily.

NFL MEMORABLIA - Sylvester Hicks, former NFL player with the Kansas City Chiefs, brought numerous items from his football memorabilia for the B&GC students to get an up close and personal view and spoke to them on assuming responsibility and seeking excellence.

Hargett: Photo ID prevents fraud BY DANNY WADE A change in the current Tennessee voting law goes into effect January 1, 2012 requiring voters to have a photo ID. This was just one of the topics Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett spoke on during his visit with the Humboldt Rotary Club last Friday. Requiring a photo ID to vote, strangely enough, has joined the political arena as an issue between Democrats and Republicans. “Elections are the most visible things we do in our office,� Hargett said. “It (photo ID) is meant to stop voter fraud. It’s about giving people confidence in elections and the validity of the ballot boxes.� Beginning in 2012, photo IDs must be presented. Photo IDs accepted are those issued by federal or state governments. These include Tennessee drivers license (even expired licenses) with a photo; United States passports;

Department of Safety photo ID; United States military photo ID; or gun permit card with photo. Forms of IDs not accepted are college student photo ID or an ID not issued by the federal or state government. For those who do not have a photo ID, Hargett said they can be obtained free of charge at any Tennessee Drivers License testing sites. He also added that those wishing to have their ID made would not have to wait in line with those taking the driver’s test. They can go to an express service. “We also check to make sure convicted felons don’t vote and prosecute those who do,� Hargett said of another duty of Division of Elections his office oversees. “We check to make sure people are not voting in other states.� Hargett touched on other duties of the Secretary of State’s office.

Chronicle notes Music Club to meet

PREVENTING BULLYING - Myrtle Fitzgerald, community partner, One Church One School (Lane Chapel CME Church) offered a presentation on bullying and the consequences you pay for being a bully to members of the Boys and Girls Club.

The Humboldt Music Club will meet Thursday, November 3, 2011, 7:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The program will be �A Night at the Movies�, featuring popular songs from movies of the 1940’s to the present. The program is co-chaired by Carol Richardson and Pat Brown. Other club members participating will be Doris Graves, Vicki Jackson, Katie Kulow, Jim Proudfit, David Scates, Brenda Scates, and LaOuida McKnight. Much work goes into the preparation of these programs, so everyone is invited to come out and help support our local music club and enjoy an evening of good entertainment.

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“My budget is $2 million and 40 employees less this year,� Hargett said. “We have to be more effective and efficient.� Hargett also travels to New York to meet with the credit rating agency to establish how Tennessee can borrow money. Hargett bragged on Tennessee’s debt level that is rated between 46 to 49 out of the 50 states, which is very good. “Many states would love to have that rating,� he added. The final subject Hargett spoke on was jobs. “The government does not create jobs,� Hargett said. “But we can create laws to help.� Hargett believes Tennessee is in much better position to bring in jobs since it is a low regulatory state, has low taxes and offers training to businesses to help them survive. “We can help grow a business,� he continued. “If a business with five employees can grow to 10, or a business with 10 grow to 20, that’s how we grow jobs.� Secretary of State Hargett and his staff consists of over 400 employees. He sits on 15 state boards and works closely with the governor.




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The Gibson Community Center fundraiser will be held in downtown Gibson on Nov. 5. Food will be served from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Activities begin at 2:30. At 5 p.m. there will be a band and street dance, featuring Tommy Wolfe and the Hot Country Band.

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COOKOUT SPONSOR - Members of the Last Riders sponsored a cookout and a bike and trike safety lesson for the children of the Boys and Girls Club last month. (see story below).

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Cookout followed by lessons in bike, trike safety The Last Riders Motorcycle Club of Humboldt sponsored a cookout for the Humboldt Boys and Girls Club in October. The children enjoyed the cookout which was followed by a showcase of bikes and trikes and a lesson on motorcycle safety. Andrea Stewart, Director of the Humboldt Boys and Girls Club, located at 1530 Osborne Street welcomed the Last Riders, and said she looks forward to future community events with them. Jazzii Anderson, public

relations officer with the Last Riders Motorcycle Club, coordinated the event with Stewart. The Last Riders’ group say they are happy to have inspired other motorcycle clubs and community businesses to address the need for volunteerism at the Boys and Girls Club. The riders give back to the community by donating school supplies, holiday gift baskets for families, and visits the local nursing home. Along with the members of the Last Riders Motorcycle Club, others

offering help with the event are Dorothy Ferguson of Humboldt Grill, Sin City Motorcycle Club and Property Social Club, West Side Riders Motorcycle Club of Humboldt, Knight Riders Motorcycle Club of Humboldt, and Passion of King Riders Motorcycle Club of Jackson. The Last Riders Motorcycle Club is under the leadership of Chip “King Snake� Thomas. Please callAndrea Stewart, Director at (731) 562-0067 to volunteer or sponsor an event for the Boys and Girls Club in Humboldt.

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LIONS GUEST - Lion Dave Martin welcomes Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon to the Humboldt Lions Club. Mayor Witherspoon spoke to the club about current events in Gibson and surrounding counties.



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Crockett, king of the wild frontier A long, long time ago in Tennessee, 176 BY CLAYBURN PEEPLES know that he, Crockett, was one of them years ago this week, to be exact, a washed and that he shared their philosophies. up, recently defeated West Tennessee He had hard working children, he loved politician notified his family that he was leaving the state to tell crowds, and the best of coon dogs. Those dogs, he forever, headed for Texas. The following day, according said, would hunt every night till midnight to support his to most accounts, he and three companions left Gibson election. His stories would always be told in the same County, headed west. language as that spoken by his neighbors, the vernacular, His name was David Crockett (Apparently he was never the only language he knew. known as “Davy” during his life.) and he was bitter about His charismatic backwoods appeal was quickly having just been narrowly defeated in a bid for reelection recognized by the national Whig Party which touted him to congress. A Whig, Crockett had first been elected to as an alternative to another Tennessee politician, the represent West Tennessee in the national congress in 1827, despised democrat, Andrew Jackson. In 1834, the Whigs and though he had failed at just about every business even sent Crockett on a speaking tour of the northeastern venture in which he had ever engaged, he was a pretty fair United States. As a result, he went from being only locally country politician. known, to being a national political figure rather quickly. Born in 1786, not on a mountain top, as the song tells And yes, they really did talk about running him for us, but rather in a log cabin near the Nolichucky River president. in Greene County, Tennessee, he was a true American But the time it took to make his tour was time Crockett frontiersman all his life, moving west as the American couldn’t spend in his congressional district, and Andrew frontier did. Jackson, now president and the most powerful (not to He married his first wife, Polly, in 1806, in Jefferson mention vindictive) man in America, was out to get him. County, east of Knoxville, but shortly after their marriage, Jackson never forgave his enemies, and Crockett, by the couple migrated to Lincoln County, Tennessee, then opposing Jackson’s policies in congress, had become one. to an area near Lynchburg, and then, in 1813 they moved The next year, 1835, a lawyer from Jackson, the town, again, this time to Franklin County, Tennessee. with the help of Jackson, the man, defeated Davy in his It was that year that the Creek Indian War began, and reelection bid, and a few weeks later he bitterly made against the protestations of his wife, Crockett enlisted in plans to leave the state for good. One version of his a militia unit that had formed in the town of Winchester. departure holds that a party was given in his honor at the After serving two years in Alabama and Florida, he Union Hotel when he stopped in Memphis on the way out returned to find his wife mortally ill. A short time later, west. It was there and then, some say, that he made his she died, at age 27. famous comment that Tennesseans could “. . . go to Hell, The next year, Crockett remarried, and the next, 1817, and I will go to Texas.” he moved his family to Lawrence County, Tennessee. Other places claim to been the location where he uttered Popular with his neighbors, he was chosen as a those words. At least three towns and five Memphis backwoods magistrate and justice of the peace, in spite of watering holes vie for the honor, and some suggest that the fact that he couldn’t spell and had never seen a legal he might have said them in several places. Still others, document in his entire life. pointing out that the story did not surface until 30 years He found he enjoyed the give and take of politics, so after Crockett’s death, suggest he may not have said them in 1821 he ran for the state legislature and won. The at all. next year, however, after a business failure, he moved At any rate, at some point, the party ended, and at the his family yet again, this time to an area in Northwest end of the evening, his last in Tennessee, he is reported Tennessee that was, at that time, in what would shortly to have left the hotel and stepped onto a raft at the mouth become Weakley County, but which, still later, due to a of the Wolf River, from which he was ferried across the boundary line change, in 1837, would become part of broad, dark, Mississippi River. Gibson County. Later on, he moved to another part of That might have been the end of his colorful story; he the Gibson County, and as the next few years passed, his might have been relegated to nothing more than a footnote backwoods humor propelled him back into politics, this to one of the more obscure chapters of American history, time as a candidate for the national congress. He was a but the winds of destiny were blowing on the waters that natural storyteller, and borrowing some of the techniques night, winds that would propel him, within less than half a of itinerant Methodist preachers, he proved to be a highly year, to a rendevous with destiny at an obscure Franciscan effective campaigner. mission known then, and forevermore, simply as The Those techniques involved the use of symbols and Alamo. There he died a hero’s death, regardless of which language that put the speaker, in this case, Crockett, in the of the versions of how it happened you choose to believe, same place as, rather than above, his constituents. Another and his story became, almost at once, one of the most element of that tradition was storytelling, at which cherished in American history. Crockett was very, very good. Even today he is the Tennessee historical figure with Knowing intuitively what would be effective, he usually the highest name recognition of anyone, our only truly began his political rallies by providing food, drink and statewide hero, and he remains one of the most beloved “chawing” tobacco for the crowd before regaling them figures in American history. with stories focusing on down home values that let them Not bad for a failed West Tennessee politician.


Patriot Act responsibility lies with Bush Letter to the Editor: One of my favorite stories as a child was the story of Rip Van Winkle, written by legendary American author Washington Irving. Rip was fed up with his life-- and his chronically dissatisfied wife-- so he decided to take a walk. Then he was lured into the Catskill Mountains by a dutch man who needed help carrying a keg of alcohol. He helped him, of course, like any man would who loved alcohol as much as Rip. Obviously the spirits he consumed were fairly strong, since he laid down to nap and didn’t wake up till many years later. When he had awakened from his deep sleep, he went back into town and didn’t recognize things; the town had changed before his very eyes. He even proclaimed his loyalty to King George, but unbeknownst to him the Revolutionary War had taken place causing King George’s ouster. It seems something similar has happened to local Tea Party Republican David Nance. In his latest tirade in the local papers, he expressed his frustration about the unconstitutional searches of vehicles in Tennessee. Of course, he places the blame at the feet of the federal government. Since Mr. Nance has been in a Van Winkle-

esque sleep for the last decade, I feel compelled to bring him up to speed about something. Right after 9/11, President Bush “shoved down our throats” something called The Patriot Act. (Who would be against such a “patriotic” act?) During this time, the Republican Party controlled both houses of Congress and the White House, and held them all for six years. The Patriot Act is the single most damaging piece of legislation to our civil liberties in our nation’s history, period. The sole reason these “unconstitutional” searches are taking place is because of this legislation. “Liberals” have decried this legislation since its inception, despite attacks from the Republican Party of them being “unpatriotic” or “terrorist sympathizers”. In this new, interconnected planet we now live on, supposedly this type of legislation is needed to protect us. Is it necessary? I guess that depends on who you ask. There must be a balance between liberty and security, at least in my opinion. Barack Obama’s predecessor ran roughshod over these liberties, and showed no regard whatsoever to the constitutional rights of Americans. Welcome back to town Rip Van Nance, a lot’s changed since you’ve been catching Z’s. Corbin Crocker Gibson, Trenton, TN

On the record: Grand jury indictments The Humboldt Law Court Grand Jury met on October 3, 2011 with 26 defendants and returning 60 true bills: Quincy Cordero Smith – possession of weapon - convicted felon; reckless endangerment - deadly weapon involved Preston A. Bryson – burglary auto; vandalism, $500- $1,000; theft of property, $500-$1,000 Dennis J. Butler – forgery $1,000-$10,000; theft of property $1,000-$10,000 Leanthony E. Cathey – Schedule II drugs: mfg, del., sell., poss; evading arrest flight – vehicle; driving while license suspended – 2nd or subsequent; reckless driving Terry Douglas Bolin – promoting methamphetamine manufacture; possession unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities William David

Rainey – promoting methamphetamine manufacture, possession unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities; promotion of methamphetamine manufacture; possession of drug paraphernalia Charles Franklin Scott – theft of property - $1,000 - $10,000; vandalism (up to $500); aggravated burglary; theft (up to $500) Cindy Jean Richardson – promoting methamphetamine manufacture Eddie Richardson – promoting methamphetamine manufacture Tony D. Coplin – burglary – other than habitation – attempt; vandalism = $1,000 - $10,000; possession burglary tools; evading arrest Robert Leroy Jones – DUI: first offense; DUI: fourth of subsequent;

reckless endangerment – deadly weapon involved; possession of handgun while under influence – att; possession of weapon with intent to go armed Jeremy Chad Koffman – Schedule II drugs: mfg. del., sell., poss; initiate manufacture of methamphetamine; promoting methamphetamine manufacture Joshua Tucker – aggravated burglary; aggravated assault; vandalism (up to $500); theft (up to $500) George Clark – DUI: first offense Chancellor Marquis Hunt – reckless endangerment – deadly weapon involved George Humphrey Jr. – DUI: first offense Paul Massett Jr. – sexual offender registration form violation Roy Rogers – simple possession/casual exchange; poss. unlawful

drug paraphernalia uses and activities Leslie Martin – simple possession/casual exchange; poss. unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities David Michael Dycus – aggravated burglary; theft of property - $60,000 or more David Lee Dycus – aggravated burglary; theft of property - $60,000 or more Jesse Scott – aggravated burglary; theft of property $10,000 - $60,000; vandalism (up to $500) Timothy Woods – possession Schedule VI with intent to manufacture/ deliver/sell Rhonda Woods – possession Schedule VI with intent to manufacture/ deliver/sell Shawna Hudspeth – theft of identity; theft of identity; criminal simulation – 2 counts; theft $500 or less – 2 counts; theft $500 or less

Political correctness runs amuck against veterans memorial

COURTESY OF THE LIBERTY COUNSEL The Knights of Columbus (KOC) has been ordered by the United States Forest Service to take down a World War II Memorial that includes a statue of Jesus erected in 1953 in the Flathead National Forest. The KOC, which erected and maintained the memorial, has a permit that has to be renewed every 10 years in order to place the statue on a 25’ by 25’ plot of land leased from the Forest Service. In their recent attempt to renew, the U.S. Forest Service denied the permit and demanded the memorial be removed, stating that the statue violates the First Amendment Establish Clause. The KOC appealed the denial of the permit renewal and is prepared to take further action to protect this historical landmark honoring war veterans. There are serious concerns that moving the statue would cause damage or even destroy it. The memorial has been a part of the local community for nearly 60 years and honors millions of people who were killed because of their faith. The KOC has to submit a detailed plan by December, explaining how it will remove the statue. Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, supports the memorial and has also asked the U.S. Forest Service to reconsider its decision. “When I visited it earlier this year, I saw first-hand that this memorial is an irreplaceable part of our state’s history and a unique and colorful part of the local culture,” said Rehberg. “The Forest Service’s denial of the lease defies common sense. Using a tiny section of public land for a war memorial with religious themes is not the same as establishing a state religion. That’s true whether it’s a cross or a Star of David on a headstone in the Arlington National Cemetery, an angel on the Montana Vietnam Memorial in Missoula or a statue of Jesus on Big Mountain. The Forest Service is just flat wrong to deny this lease on those grounds, and I’m working hard to get them to do the right thing.” The statue was erected as a memorial to all the World War II vets that came home to Montana, and it was supported by the Mountain division of the military. Many of these veterans saw similar statues as a comfort and a sign of hope while they were stationed in Europe during WWII. Thus, this statue was selected because of its historical importance, to remember those who fought in the war and to give hope for the families of those who did not return home alive. Mathew D. Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, commented: “To require the removal of the statue of Jesus war memorial after nearly 60 years without any complaint is ridiculous. The U.S. Forest Service should immediately reverse its decision and grant the permit. To single out this statue because of its religious viewpoint likely violates the First Amendment Free Speech Clause.”

HUMBOLDT POLICE REPORT The Humboldt Police Department reported the following arrests from October 24, 2011 through October 30, 2011: Barnett, Justin Todd, 25, of Trenton; Arrest date and location: 10/25/2011, Central Ave. by Wal Mart; Charges: picked up for other agency. Arresting officer: Ptl. Baker. Cunningham, Jeffrey Allan, 27, of Bradford; Arrest date and location: 10/25/2011, Central Ave. by Wal Mart; Charges: criminal impersonation, possession of drug paraphernalia. Arresting officer: Sgt. Williams. Kirk, Dustin Eugene, 28, of Gadsden; Arrest date and location: 10/28/2011, Bypass; Charges: driving on revoked/suspended/expired license, financial responsibility law. Arresting officer: Ptl. Smith. McClure, Dustin Ray, 20, of Dyer; Arrest date and location: 10/28/2011, HPD; Charges: theft of property. Arresting officer: Sgt. Carter. Patterson, Tracy Dawn, 43, of Humboldt; Arrest date and location: 10/24/2011, 2890 N. Central Ave.; Charges: theft of property. Arresting officer: Sgt. Carter. Phillips, Whitney Shane, 27, of Humboldt; Arrest date and location: 10/25/2011, Humboldt Police Department; Charges: statutory rape, sexual incest. Arresting officer: Sgt. Carter. Smith, Donald Howard, 44, of Humboldt; Arrest date and location: 10/28/2011, Dover’s Auto; Charges: driving under influence, violation implied consent law. Arresting officer: Ptl. E. Jones.

Shakin’ it for our soldiers

A Zumbathon will be held November 5, 2011 at ‘Z’ Party Place in Rutherford located at 441 N. Trenton Street. Participants will be ‘Shakin’ it for Our Soldiers Zumba Style.’ Entry fee is $10. Come out and support the 230th Engineer Brigade from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. There will be black light Zumba from 2-3 p.m. ZumbAtomic, Zumba class for children ages 5-12, will be held from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. All proceeds will go toward a welcome home party for 230th Engineer Brigade when they return from service overseas.

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‘Old times there are not forgotten’ PEGGY BYRD I like this time of year. Almost everyone does. What’s not to like? Really, it’s the greatest season of all. Last month the Humboldt Chronicle published a series of articles written by Marie Hadley. The stories were a unique telling of “picking cotton” in the old cotton fields back home, when she was a happy little country girl, growing up in Gibson County, a few years ago. Remember? Hadley’s “hands-on” account of her cotton field days is an education in itself, perhaps a better education about farm work back then, than history books will every be able to give. Anyone who was raised on a farm, before the middle of the 1960s knows the whole family had to pitch in during cotton-picking time to get the job done. Like Marie said, “picking cotton by hand was hard work.” Dragging an eight-foot long thick cotton sack down the long row, hunkered low in high cotton, our fingers snatched up every boll. The hulls pricked our fingers and left red spots on the cotton sometimes. My farmer friend guesses the first mechanical picker used in fields around here was in the late 1950s. He himself bought one in 1962. It being a one-row, red International, without a cab. The next year there were a few more, then more the next year, until finally BY

those of us who would do anything to make a nickel, didn’t have to pick cotton anymore. Today you see farmers bringing in the harvest with four or six-row cotton picking machines. Brown terrain, stretching away from us in every direction, broken only by the enormous loaves of cotton – bales the size of semi trailers – covered in blue, green or yellow tarps. In some fields, cotton still clings to the stalks, now and then a drift of cotton rolls across the road like tiny bleached tumbleweeds. It’s been nearly six weeks since the first load of cotton was brought to the Humboldt Gin, on McKnight Street. It was September 24 to be exact, and will likely continue ginning until midNovember. The gin has been operating full swing “24/7” producing 35 to 40 bales an hour. Before the days of computer controlled machinery, when everything was maneuvered by hand, five bales an hour was a good showing. The man who has the awesome responsibility of managing the gin, and overseeing production is James Wages. He has been with the company 17 years. I learned a lot, talking to James the other day. Like it takes 1,500 pounds of seed cotton, to make a 500pound bale. Cotton prices are at $1.00 a pound this year. The gin serves around 45 area farmers.

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COTTON PICKING DAYS - Farm boys Jimmy and Danny Pickard sit atop a load of just-picked cotton from the Nowell Road farm in October, 1960. They are joined by their father, J.D. Pickard (Chronicle correspondent Peggy Byrd’s brothers and her father).

Anyone who hasn’t been inside a modernized cotton gin is missing a great lesson on the history of cotton. The process is like looking through a kaleidoscope; there is so much to it! Thanks to Mr. Wages for giving me the experience of watching the fascinating operation in action. After reading Marie Hadley’s cotton field adventures, I got to thinking it over, and honest to goodness I could hardly wait to share another little story with you: Like Marie, my younger brother, “Jimmy the Menace” had the job of tromping the cotton in the wagon. One particular

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KENNINGTON - SOWELL FAMILY REUNON - Bailey Park in Humboldt is the new home for the KenningtonSowell Family Reunion. The Kennington Reunion has been held every year since 1942 when the family had their first official gathering to honor two sons of the late Rosa and Van Arthur Kennington of Humboldt. The sons, Milton and Cecil, were killed aboard the U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Rosa and Van Arthur had a total of 15 children, the last of whom, Marvin, died in 2005. Rosa and Van Arthur had many grand children, greatgrandchildren, and greatgreat-grandchildren. Some are pictured above at the 2011 reunion on October 15: (front row, left to right) Jace Allison, Aidan Bennett, Riley Allison, Rosette Bennett, Ben Bennett, Anna Askew, Isabelle Bennett. Second row: Greg and Lisa Allison, Ann Sowell, Mike and Leonie Hefley, Beverly Boulter, Beverly and Gene Bennett, Tim Bennett. Third row: J.E. Sowell, Charles Allison, Betty and Gaylon Cooper, Henry and Carolyn Hefley, Jeff Stovall, Elaine and Dan Askew, Terri Vinson, Tony and Carrie Brooks, Joan Allison.

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day one of the hired hands brought his bag of cotton to the wagon to be weighed and emptied. Before going back to picking, he threw his cigarette butt on the ground. Jimmy wiggled down from the wagon and picked it up. What was he thinking? To make a long story short, he dropped it in the load of cotton, catching it on fire. Daddy began throwing the cotton off the wagon, but it was too late, most of it was gone. So was Jimmy! Yep, you guessed it…another whipping! Sentimental old me, I do love stories about the past. Mother taught me that. Now sing along with me…”Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten… look away Dixie Land. In Dixie Land where I was born, early there one frosty morn, look away….” Oh, you know the rest!

BY PAT DUNLAP-SUSAN WILSON Hostess Princess Brigham Short will be flying in the air as she has the lead in Peter Pan. She is the daughter of Anne and Doug Short and the granddaughter of Jane and Bob Atkins. Also, in the play will be Brigham’s little sister Annie Short. The performance will be on Nov. 3 and 5 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2:00 at the University School of Jackson. Humboldt Business Women’s Club Holiday Mart is Nov. 12 at East End School from 8 a.m.until 2 p.m. \People with birthdays in November belong to Chip Miller, Richard Guthrie, John Crenshaw, Wanda Jeffress, Mary Manasco, Jordon Tice, Jeff Thomas, Allison Kuykendall, Marjorie Edwards, Porter Prince, Jodie Prince, Shirley Gregory, June Batchelor, Mary Ruth Atkins (98) Sue Harris, Nick Scruggs (94), Margaret Gauldin, Dometra Foster and Jack Robinson. Happy anniversary to Pat and Jr. Tibbs, Star and Andy Powell, Patricia and Bill Brown and Barbara and William Sipes. Lift up in your prayers Sally Jackson Fisher, Ron Phillips, Helen Samples, Shorty King, Pauline Dollar, Polly Gibson, Jenny DeLoach, Langston Griffen, Gladys Davis, Lucille Cottrell, Ruby Runions and Martha and Newell Todd, Tommy Hinson and Jane Duvall. If you receive an e-mail that is hard to believe check it out at Internet users check out John and Linda Dollar. Shocking!!! It is time to select your prescription drug plan. I am open for suggestions. Please call or e-mail with suggestions. Remember that even getting older takes some practice. To report happenings, call 731-388-4720 or 731- 234-2355 or email or swilson@americancellular. net

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FAMILY MEMORABILIA - Ann Sowell, wife of James ‘J.E.’ Sowell, inspects family photos and memorabilia at the October 15, 2011 Kennington-Sowell Family Reunion. Items included letters from the Department of Defense notifying Van Arthur and Rosa (Sowell) Kennington that their sons Milton and Cecil had been killed in action. Milton and Cecil died on December 7, 1941, aboard the U.S.S. Arizona in Pearl Harbor. The boys were just two of Rosa and Van Arthur’s 15 children. The oldest Kennington child, Lloyd, died on October 6, 1918 from injuries he received in battle in France during WWI. Van Arthur, Rosa, Lloyd, and a daughter, Bessie, are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Humboldt. Milton and Cecil’s remains are entombed with their shipmates in the U.S.S. Arizona in Pearl Harbor.

Volunteers collect gifts for needy kids While many families are busy with holiday activities, a group of local volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas. Humboldt families are participating in the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind—Operation Christmas Child—an effort that has hand-delivered 86 million gifts to kids worldwide since 1993. This year-round project of Samaritan’s Purse is coming to its peak, as local businesses, churches and schools prepare to collect gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21. Volunteers can drop-off

their shoe box gifts at one of three bustling locations in the area to help kids in 100 countries know they are loved and not forgotten. The local collection site is First Baptist Church, 3400 Mitchell St., Humboldt. Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization

Samaritan’s Purse, uses whatever means necessary to reach suffering children around the world with these gifts of hope, including sea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, boats, camels and dog sleds. Additional info: http:// or by calling 1-800-3535949.

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Services for Morris Jean Chandler, 64, were held October 30, 2011 in Alexandria, La. He passed away October 26 in the hospital at Alexandria. Mr. Chandler was born in Gibson County June 5, 1947. He attended and graduated from Peabody High School in 1965. He was drafted into the Air Force in June 1965 and served 20 years, stationed many different places. He served as the executive director of housing at the Air Force Base in Alexandria. After retirement, he returned to the base and did the same job (as a civilian) until the base closed. Mr. Chandler was the son of the late Roy Chandler of Huntingdon, Tenn. and Rita Clayton Chandler Fry of Gadsden, Tenn. He leaves his wife of 43 years, Loretta Self Chandler of Alexandria; a son, Christopher Chandler of Shreveport, La. and his mother, Rita Chandler Fry of Gadsden, Tenn.; a sister, Linda Milam, of Gadsden; a half-brother, Max Chandler of Beech Bluff, Tenn.; and two granddaughters, Breanna Rachel and Carmyn Blaine Chandler of Shreveport. He will be greatly missed because he loved people and had a host of friends.

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Lighthouse of Worship church will present the Gathering of Mourning Women Conference 2011 November 4-6, 2011. Services will be Friday at 7 p.m., Sat. at 10 a.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Sunday will be Women’s Day. For more information call Apostle Mark Perry at 784-0505.

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“No Doubt About It� was the subject Pastor Quill Brabham used for this message Sunday morning. Text was Matthew 8:27 and 14:33. Some of the highlights of his message: “We have turned worship into an event where there are puppeteers. Worship is an encounter not an event. Some of the best encounter with God can occur when you are all by yourself. On the other hand, you can come to church and never enter into true worship. God deserves our worship.� The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment (NAHRO) held its 2011 National Conference & Exhibition in St. Louis, Mo. on October 23-25 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel. This year’s theme was “Keeping America’s Promise: Investment, Innovation, Stewardship�. Attending from the Humboldt Housing Authority were commissioners James H. Deberry, Beverly McNeal and Donna Seymour. There were great facilitators and vendors! The Louise CroomStigall Alumni Scholarship Committee (LCSA) will meet on Thursday, November 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the HHA Family Resource Center on 13th Avenue. All members are urged to attend. Donna Seymour is president. The Celestial Lodge #80 will hold their annual banquet on Saturday, November 12 at 6 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge. Tickets are available. Mr. William Sowell is worshipful master. The Annual Dorothy Sherron Scholarship Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 19 at 6 p.m. in the East Elementary School cafeteria. Pastor Quill Brabham will be the guest speaker. This is sponsored by the Loyal Friendship Club. Happy birthday wishes go to Stephanie Sharp (Nov. 2), Tamika Cobb and Lillie V. Seward (Nov. 3).

by Brooksie Burnett

I am still reminded of the Webbs. I am reminded of how they showed up and spoke out for their daughter, Koya Webb, in her professional career, going down in history. I was deeply touched by how the mother said she worked with her children while they were little. A wise man said, we must plant our garden at the right time in order to catch the right season and time will lay it by and you will reap the harvest later (Proverbs 22:6) The Webbs are very fine and busy people, a lovely family with two daughters and two sons. The Webbs are very busy missionaries at home and overseas. One writer wrote, “My life will speak for me.� Another one wrote, “When one has done well you tell them so.� He went on to add, “Give honor to whom it is due.� So why not give them words of praise and why not give them flowers? They are members of the Oak Grove M.B. Church. I have worshipped with them for many years. The Webbs always give me a ride. And my dinner on this occasion, I could not untouch nor unmove without speaking out. Recently the Greater Sixth Street Baptist Church on Mitchell Street celebrated their pastor and his wife’s 4th anniversary. The invited pastor and church pastor were Albert Simmons and The Abundant Life. The master of ceremonies was Minister Brian Simmons. Minister Cox led the devotion. It’s another journey and I am glad. It was excellent. The Abundant Life choir sang. Master Sharp gave the introduction of Pastor Simmons who chose to read from II Kings 5:1. His address focused on reminding us that God will show up. It was a message in a message. Everything went over great. It was a very well planned program. The pastor and his wife were fancy. They received lots of gifts and love. It was a big day all right. The ministers came in a large number. An old friend gave me a ride.


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In Gibson County, 10.4 % of all income comes from Social Security BILL BISHOP AND ROBERTO GALLARDO THE DAILY YONDER If Gibson County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 10.4 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $149,548,014 in 2009. Gibson County is more dependent on Social Security payments than is the rest of the country. Nationally, 5.5 percent of total personal income in 2009 came from Social Security payments. In Tennessee, 7.1 percent of all income comes from these payments. In Gibson County, 12,105 people receive some form of Social Security payment, either an old age pension, a survivor benefit or a disability check, according to the Social Security Administration and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Social Security beneficiaries represent 24.5 percent of the total county population. In rural counties such as Gibson and counties with smaller cities, Social Security payments constitute a much larger chunk of the local economy than in urban areas. A greater percentage of people in rural America receive these payments than in urban counties, and so rural counties have higher average payments per resident. “In many rural places, Social Security is a very critical element of the local economic base,� said Peter Nelson, a geographer at Middlebury College in Vermont. “It’s less important to a place like Los Angeles because there is so much additional economic activity going on there.� Total Social Security payments in Gibson County amounted to $3,023 per person in 2009. The national average was $2,199 per person, and in Tennessee it was $2,458. Social Security payments in Gibson County have been changing as a proportion of total income. These payments amounted to 5.3 percent of total income in 1970, 9.4 percent in 1980, 9.3 percent in 1990, 8.8 percent in 2000 and 10.4 percent in 2009. Social Security payments are particularly important to rural counties and small cities because the money is largely spent in the community. “The seniors who get these payments are primarily going to spend their money locally,� said Mark Partridge, a rural economist at Ohio State University. “And they are a key reason why some communities are still viable. If this money dried up, there wouldn’t be a lot of these small towns.� Social Security payments amount to 5 percent of the total income in urban counties. In counties with small cities, these payments amount to 8.2 percent of total income, and in rural counties such as Gibson County, Social Security totals 9.3 percent of all personal income. More than one out of five Americans living in small cities and rural counties received some kind of Social Security check in 2009. Judith Stallmann, an economist at the University of Missouri, explained that Social Security payments help generate the sales that keep a rural business afloat. “We find that Social Security income can be the difference between success and failure for some local businesses,� Stallmann said. “If you took away, say, 10 percent of the demand, would that local business be able to remain open? Often it’s that 10 percent that keeps them going. Social Security is providing that margin.� Social Security payments go to those over the age of 62 who have filed for benefits, to survivors of insured workers and to those with disabilities. The program is mainly funded by payroll taxes. In Gibson County, 64.7 percent of recipients were retirees in 2009, 12.9 percent were survivors and 22.4 percent were disabled. Changes to Social Security are being discussed in Congress, which is looking for ways to balance the larger federal budget. If benefits are cut — or if the eligibility age is increased — rural counties and small cities would be disproportionately affected, according to Peter Nelson. “Cuts would have a bigger negative impact on rural places, absolutely,� Middlebury’s Professor Nelson said. “They are more dependent on Social Security.� BY

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Gadsden by Barbara Froio

We want to extend our condolences to Linda Milam and her family due to the loss of her brother, Morris Chandler last week. Mr. Chandler lived in Louisiana. Also on a happier note, we wish Linda Milam a belated happy birthday. Linda celebrated her birthday October 31. Linda, did you go trick or treat? A belated happy birthday wish goes to Beth Richardson. Beth celebrated her birthday on October 30. Another happy birthday wish goes out to a wonderful lady, Mrs. Mildred Droke. Trust you had a great day November is a popular birthday month. Others celebrating birthdays are Gail Gregory on November 8, Ann Davis on November 7. Nancy Matthews on November 6 and Mrs. Evelyn Drinkard on November 6. Wishing all of you a great day. We certainly had a cold snap, but it could have been worse. We could have been Denver or the east coast. Let’s remember all of those residents without power and won’t have for several days. One in particular is Mrs. Margaret Brown, a former resident of Gadsden. They’ve had a “double whammy� this year, first the hurricane and now the snowstorm.

Gibson by Mary Ruth Atkins & Barbara Morris

About 80 people attended the fall celebration at Gibson Baptist Church Sunday night. Games were played, good food was consumed and a good time was had by all. If you love mustard greens (and who doesn’t) go see Mr. Irby Sanders, he has a garden full of greens for sale. Mr. Sanders is a great gardener. He has had a garden behind his home for years. I spent 10 days in Plano, Tex. with my daughter and her family. When I returned home, I saw a few things had changed around here. A new patch work quilt sign (red, white and blue) has been put up on Jerry and Nancy Gordon’s building and one on the Municipal Building (purple and gold). Leaves have changed color and are falling, stores have their Christmas decorations out, new street signs with magnolias printed on them have been ordered for Gibson, and I received a letter from city hall stating the first of the year there will probably be an increase in the water/sewer and garbage pickup fee. It is almost time to

plant the 100 magnolias in Gibson. These Jane magnolias will be planted in the citizens of Gibson’s yard where they can be seen from the street. There is a sign up sheet at city hall for these magnolias. They are currently small trees but will bloom in the spring. Jane magnolias will not make a real large tree but will be perfect for a small space. Mildred Byrd celebrated her 82nd birthday with her family and friends. Mildred had five children, four boys and one girl. Several years ago, she lost one son to cancer. She gets good care and attention from her family. Her daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Jimmy Waddell Waddell, live next door and her sons are often with her. Happy birthday to a great lady! While Faith Botbyl was working in the yard, she fell and hurt her left arm. Madison Sanders, granddaughter of Sylvia and Dan Sanders, fell and broke her arm while playing on the play ground at school. Madison is in the first grade and is a lively little girl that a broken arm will not stop. Jerry and Jessie Lou Stills went to Nashville to go to the Grand Ole Opry. This was Jessie Lou’s first time to go to the Grand Ole Opry. While she was there she got to see Bill Anderson perform. Jessie Lou enjoyed herself so much, we will have to watch her as she will be wanting to make a monthly trip to the Opry. Due to the cold and rainy day the Fabulous Females’ numbers were down. Over lunch we talked about some of our current projects such as quilting, working puzzles, sewing, gardening, house cleaning, canning and cooking. Betty Williams showed the group a beautiful quilt square she was working on and Louise Wallsmith told of her bird square quilt. The pattern for this quilt was passed down from her mother. At next month’s meeting Louise is going to bring her bird quilt to show the ladies. Mary Ruth Atkins is still making pear preserves. Velma Malone is sewing dog-bone pillows and quilting. Polly Adams has been doing a lot of cooking. Rose Hamilton and Barbara Morris have been visiting with family. Rosie’s son Kevin Hunt is in Iraq, he has been there since August. Misty Foust is one of the new waitresses at the cafÊ, which served the Fabulous Females and Louise Prince was there to help her. This was Louise’s first time to try her hand at being a waitress. The attractive t-shirts at the bank, city hall and cafe that are for sale are to benefit the Gibson Community Center. The shirts are nice with pictures of the business and activities in Gibson. Local sponsors made the printing of these shirts possible. Buy a t-shirt and help support the

Gibson Community Center. The Community Center Fun Day is Saturday with food, games, cake walks, and music. Food will be ready at 11 a.m. Jim Hill celebrated his birthday with friends and family at the Community Center in Gibson. About 30 people attended Jim’s party. Homemade chili, soup and desserts were served at the birthday party. We have some real Cardinal baseball fans in Gibson. Every time the Cardinals play, Linda Humphrey tries to watch so she can cheer for them. A.C. West, deceased husband of Grace West, was also a Cardinal fan. A.C. had a Cardinal tie he wore to support his team. Your prayers and concerns are needed for Pauline Dollar in the nursing home, Jennifer Prince’s soon to be surgery, Mildred Byrd recovering from her recent surgery and Ed Goodrich in rehab. We pray for restored good health for these great people. Jim and Ann Blankenship have been at their daughters this week but got home Sunday morning in time for church. Louise told me that her granddaughter, Jaylie, killed a deer this weekend. Congratulations Jaylie.

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FALL FEST WINNER - State Farm, as part of the Humboldt Fall Fest recently, held a drawing for a State Farm wagon and the winner was Claire Kail, daughter of Lee and Julie Kail. Presenting the wagon is Randy Terry of State Farm.






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JANE MAGNOLIAS - Missy (left) and Haley Blakely of Gibson receive the first Jane magnolia from Gibson Garden Club. This month, the other 99 magnolias will be delivered to the citizens of Gibson. It is the goal of Gibson Garden Club to provide every home in Gibson with a magnolia. A small donation for the trees would be appreciated but not expected.Members of the garden club have worked on this project for many months. First 100 magnolia trees were ordered, then planted in 5-gallon containers, and watered and cared for through the hot steamy summer. Jane magnolias bloom in late spring with fragrant blooms that look like tulips. Some refer to this type of magnolia as tulip trees. Citizens are encouraged to plant their magnolias in honor or memory of a loved one. As the tree grows, remember your loved one and year after year enjoy the beauty of the tree, compliments of the Gibson Garden Club.








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District Champs

Playoff picture: A closer look It’s playoff time! The Vikings ran the table in District 14A winning all six district games and finished the regular season at 9-1. Humboldt is exactly where they were last season with a bye in the opening round waiting to play the winner of the Dresden vs. McKenzie game. The TSSAA really messed things up a couple of years ago when they changed the playoff format. This year is a prime example. The Vikes got the top seed in their quad and Memphis Westwood at 6-4 is No. 2. Booker T. Washington is No. 3 at 7-3 followed No. 4 McKenzie at 6-4. Dresden made it with an 8-2 record with their only losses to Huntingdon and McKenzie. Then there is Trenton Peabody, who gets into the playoffs as the No. 6 seed with a 4-6 record. In my opinion, the TSSAA has added too many teams to the playoffs, watered down the competition, and is trying to make money. In the quad above Humboldt, Adamsville is in as the top seed at 9-1 and Parsons Riverside is No. 2 seed. Riverside finished the year at 4-6, which just doesn’t make a lot of sense. Other teams in quad No. 3 have records of 6-4, 5-5, 6-4 and 7-3. Adamsville has a virtual cakewalk to the semifinals. Enough crying and let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. The Vikings are riding an 8-game win streak. The Vikes will host round two at Barker Memorial Stadium on November 11 at 7 p.m against either McKenzie or Dresden. The Vikings beat McKenzie back on September 23 by a touchdown. Granted you have to beat everyone to make it to Cookeville in December but you wouldn’t think that the No. 1 seed would have to beat one of the two next best teams in round two. The Vikings have been sound on defense all season long and have really played well the last three weeks with impressive wins over Trenton, Lake County and Union City. Sophomore QB Jaylen Montague leads the Vikings offensively. Montague has improved week by week. He can throw the long ball or tuck it and run when the need arises. The Vikings throw a lot at a defense as they run out of so many sets. Many times they will line up in the wildcat with three or four different plays taking the direct snap. David Wilson and Ryeon Wedley offer power running at fullback. C.C. Moody stepped in as the starting tailback and with 53 yards rushing on Friday night, went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season. Antonio Brooks, Chris McLilly, Nick McLilly and see SCOOP page 9

TWRA announces changes in hunting seasons

Several important changes were made to the hunting and trapping regulations for the 2011–2012 seasons. Several of the primary changes are: Big Game Hunting •There is now one gun season for deer running from the traditional opening date of the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 19, 2011 until Jan. 1, 2012. •Added Benton, Hardin, and Perry counties to Unit L for deer hunting. •Increased antlerless deer hunting opportunities have been created in Benton, Hamilton, Hardin, Perry and Union counties. •WMA quota permits will be reduced from a $20 refundable fee to a $10 non-refundable fee. •A new red deer season (Jan. 14-22, 2012) has been created for a section of Claiborne see TWRA page 9


DEFENSIVE SHUTOUT - The Humboldt defense tossed a shutout against rival Union City Friday on the road to capture the District 14A crown. With the 29-0 win, the Vikings earned a first round bye this week and will play the winner of Dresden vs. McKenzie game on November 11.

Viking “D” pitches shutout in title game on the road Humboldt finishes 6-0 in the district, 9-1 overall BY BARRY DELOACH The Humboldt Vikings sealed their second straight undefeated District 14A record with a 290 win at Union City. Humboldt improved to 6-0 in the district and moved to 9-1 overall. With the win, the Vikes are the top seed in their quad in the TSSAA playoffs and will not play this Friday night. Humboldt will play the winner of Dresden vs. McKenzie on November 11. Both Humboldt and Union City had turnovers in the game. The difference in the game was the Vikings turned their takeaways into 14 points and the Golden Tornadoes were unable to convert theirs into points. The Humboldt defense played their best game

of the season as they yielded just 158 total yards. UC had 159 yards rushing and minus one yard in the passing department. Union City got the ball first and immediately started moving the ball with a couple of first downs as the QB ran the ball on a scramble for 22 yards. Five plays into the game, UC was at the Humboldt 25-yard line. Good defensive plays by Tevin Bryson and Ryeon Wedley forced a third and 19. On the next play, Chris Williams intercepted the ball at the 5-yard line and was tackled immediately. Humboldt got a first down on a pass from Jaylen Montague to Wedley for eight yards. Then Wedley ran for nine yards to put the ball at the 22-yard line. Montague had a couple of big runs himself as the Vikes moved the ball to the near midfield. The drive would stall at the Tornado 45-yard line. A short punt of 16 yards gave UC the ball at the 29. The Vikes “D” was impressive on the next series. After a short


TUCKS AND RUNS - Sophomore quarterback, Jaylen Montague, tucks the ball and runs for a first down on a designed QB keeper. The Vikes finished the regular season at 9-1 with the 29-0 shutout win over Union City.


gain on first down, Shaquille McCorry had a pick six go right between this hands. But on third down, McCorry and Wedley smacked the receiver for a 1-yard loss and UC had to punt. With 1:35 left in the quarter, the Vikes had the ball for the second time. On third and short, David Wilson broke off a long run. It was a 47-yard run by the senior fullback down to the Golden Tornado 12. A couple of short runs sent the game to the second period. On third and short, C.C. Moody was hit behind the line for a 2-yard loss. Daniel Blankenship trotted out on the field and nailed a 22-yard field goal and Humboldt was on the board 3-0. UC got the ball and moved it well on the Humboldt defense, all on the ground. The Golden Tornadoes converted a fourth down to keep the drive alive as they got down to the Vikes’ 28yard line. Keeyan James made a big hit on the next play and then a backwards pass went out of bounds for an 11-yard loss and moved the ball back to the 39-yard line. The Vikes got their second takeaway on third down as Antonio Brooks tipped the errant pass up in the air, caught the rebound, and then went 30-plus yards the other direction. A horse collar penalty added 15 more yards to the INT return and the Vikes were at the UC 40-yard line. The Vikes converted a third and long as Montague hit Nick McLilly with a 10-yard pass. McLilly then made a move on the defender and went 30 more yards down to the UC 4-yard line. Wedley came in to run the wildcat offense, took the direct snap, and busted four yards up the middle for the first touchdown of the night. Blankenship added the PAT and Humboldt led 10-0 with 2:17 to play in the game. Union City needed to just run out the clock and go to the locker room down 10 but the Vikes’ see SHUTOUT page 9

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HHS FOOTBALL First Round bye in playoffs Second Round Nov 11 at 7 pm Vikings vs winner of McKenzie/Dresden HMS BASKETBALL Jamboree here Jr. Vikes vs Three Oaks Nov 7 at 7:30 pm

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Shutout from page 8 defense had other ideas. Luke Brittain had a QB sack on first down. On second down, a fumbled pitch was scooped up by McCorry who took it back eight yards to the UC 5yard line. Three plays later, Moody was standing in the Golden Tornado end zone with 29 seconds left on the clock. The point after was wide left but Humboldt led 16-0 at the break. Union City got a good return on the kickoff but nice hits from Neal Donald and David Wilson ended the half with Humboldt in control and the Vikes would get the ball to start the second half. Chris McLilly gave the Vikings great field position to start the second half as he returned it past midfield to give the offense the ball at the Union City 47-yard line. Humboldt made one of three mistakes in the game as the double reverse was fumbled on the second handoff and UC recovered to nullify the great start to the third quarter. Union City broke a big run on second down and was quickly knocking at the door when Wedley saved the touchdown at the 30yard line. The Viking “D” then tightened their belts with plays by Fray Brown, Bryson and Garrett Oden forced a fourth and long. On fourth down, Brown and Bryson were in the face of the UC quarterback and the pass fell incomplete. The Humboldt offense trotted back on the field. On the next series Humboldt fumble. The defense did their job and got the ball back. Now it was the offense’s time to do their job and they did. The Vikes marched 72 yards in 14 plays and scored again on a Moody touchdown. The Vikes got there using several formations with Chris McLilly, Brooks and Nick McLilly all running the ball from the wildcat set and with QB Montague under center and in the shotgun. All runners had good gains. Montague had passes of 15 and 14 yards on the drive to Wedley and Wilson as Humboldt took seven minutes off the clock. Moody’s 7-yard run made it 22-0. The Vikes missed a second PAT on the night with 2:09 left in the third quarter. Kickoff coverage has been excellent for the Vikings all season and on the ensuing kick, Wilson stripped the ball from UC runner. Humboldt appeared

to jump on the loose the ball and when they got to the bottom of the pile, Luke Brittain had the ball. Humboldt gave it right back to the Golden Tornadoes as the Vikes QB was picked off at the 20yard line. Two plays later, UC fumbled and McCorry ran it in for a 21-yard touchdown. The referee overruled the side judge and gave Union City the ball back as the quarter ended. The Golden Tornadoes had to punt and the Vikes got great field position at the 38-yard line. Moody had a couple of runs of 10 and 17 yards and the ball rested at the 16-yard line. On fourth and two, Montague was hit in the backfield and fumbled. He was not going to make the first down anyhow but Union City had stopped the drive at the 11-yard line. Union City made one first down but not another and had to punt. On the punt, the Vikes touched the ball and UC took over at midfield. The defense then bowed their necks one more time and got the ball back on downs thanks to the play of Chris Williams, Keeyan James, David Wilson, Fray Brown, Tevin Bryson and the entire Viking defense. After getting the ball back on downs at the Union City 49-yard line, Humboldt struck quickly. Montague handed off to Wilson who

shot straight up the middle, then cut it to the outside and down the UC sideline for the final score of the game. Blankenship added the point after and it was 29-0 with 3:07 left on the clock. Union City ran out the clock and Humboldt rolled to the 29-0 victory. Wilson led the Vikings

with 96 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Humboldt had 340 yards of offense, as Montague was 4-of-7 for 80 yards. The Vikes finished the regular season at 9-1 will watch the Dresden vs. McKenzie game Friday night as they will play the winner of that game.


FINDS PAYDIRT - Senior C.C. Moody scores on this 1yard run right before the half to put the Vikings up 16-0. Humboldt would roll to a 29-0 victory over the Golden Tornaodes and will receive an opening week bye in the upcoming TSSAA playoffs.

Humboldt High School Basketball 2011-12 Schedule Nov 12 Nov 15 Nov 17 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 29 Dec 2 Dec 6 Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 13 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 19 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 9 Jan 10 Jan 13 Jan 17 Jan 20 Jan 21 Jan 24 Jan 27 Jan 28 Jan 31 Feb 3 Feb 13-14 Feb 16-20 Feb 23-24 Feb 25-Mar 1 Mar 3 Mar 5 Mar 7-10 Mar 14-17

Jamboree at Liberty JCM (Hall of Fame) at Middleton (Hall of Fame) Northside at Ripley at Southside Greenfield* at Ladke Co* Henry Co at Halls* Union City* Peabody* Milan Southside at Henry Co at South Fulton* at Northside Bradford* at Greenfield* Lake Co* Halls* at Milan at Union City* at Peabody* Ripley South Fulton* at Bradford* District Tourney 1st Rd District Tourney at Trenton Region Tourney1st Rd Region Tourney at Trenton Girls Sub-state Boys Sub-state Girls State Tourney Boys State Tourney

Girls games begin at 6 pm, boys games to follow *District games

Humboldt Middle School Basketball Schedule Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 17 Nov. 28 Dec. 1 Dec. 5 Dec. 8 Dec. 12 Dec. 15 Jan. 3 Jan. 5 Jan. 9 Jan. 12

Jamboree Three Oaks Northview* Lake Co* at Haywood at Halls* Union City* Three Oaks* at Lake Co* at Norhtview* Haywood Halls* at Union City* at Three Oaks* *WTAC Small School North Division


LOWERS HIS HEAD - Senior fullback Ryeon Wedley lowers his head and bulls over a couple of Union City tacklers as he fights for a few extra yards. The Vikings shutout the Tornadoes in the final regular season game.

TWRA from page 8 County. •There was a young sportsman hunt for bear, the same weekend of the young sportsman hunt for deer, (Oct. 29-30). •Caliber restrictions for muzzleloaders changed from .40 to .36 for big game •Fall turkey season was moved from December to October (15-28), which increases the number of hunting days from 12 to 14. •All shotguns gauges are

now legal for turkey hunting (fall/spring) Hog Hunting •Wild hogs have been removed as a big game animal and will be allowed to be taken on select WMAs during deer hunts. Wild hogs are now listed in a new non-protected wildlife proclamation. Small Game Hunting •Quail and rabbit season will open the first Saturday in November. •Quail season now closes

Scoop from page 8 Shaquille McCorry all have great speed when handed the ball. The Viking rushing attack would not be possible without the front line guys. They don’t get a lot of press or attention until one of them jumps off sides or is flagged with holding. Not wanting to leave anyone out, kudos to all the guys who have played in the trenches. Defensively the Vikings get a lot of tackles from linebackers David Wilson and Ryeon Wedley. Torri Haley, Luke Brittain, Keeyan James, Neal Jones and Tevin Bryson add a lot of pressure from the defensive side of the ball.

The secondary play has been spotty at times but interceptions by Brooks, McCorry, McLilly and Williams have been numerous the last three weeks. Special teams will play a big role in the playoffs. The Vikings are excellent on kickoff and punt coverage. The Vikings have also had several good returns on punts for touchdowns. On Friday night, the Vikes missed a couple of PATs and fumbled five times, losing three of them. In the playoffs, mistakes like this could spell disaster. Come out on the November 11 and support the Vikings.

the last day of January. •Small game hunters will get almost two straight months (Jan.- Feb.) with no interruption from big game seasons. •Chasing of rabbits during night time hours added as a legal training activity. •Increased raccoon seasons in South Cherokee (includes Tellico/Ocoee bear reserves). Miscellaneous •The WMA previously known as Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant in Hamilton County is now named Enterprise South Park. •Dry Creek WMA in Region I is open to trapping, big game and small game

hunting. •Two new areas, Allegheny County, Md., and Hardy County, W. Va., have been added to the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) importation laws. •Hunting arrows and bolts must be equipped with sharpened blades

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BancorpSouth’s Janeice Frisbee presents the game ball to Players of the Week (front row) Bailey Patterson, Cassius Ivory and Grant Brittain; (back row) Bradley Austin, Jaylen Montague and Zander Janes. They are joined by Viking assistant coach, Adam Yates.

EDUCATION Page 10 Humboldt Chronicle, Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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EAST STUDENT OF THE MONTH - East Elementary School is pleased to announce Ethan Dover as October’s student of the month. He is joined by his third grade teacher, Betty Patterson.

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HMS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - Selected as students of the month at Humboldt Middle School are (front row from left) Christopher Bryson, Christy Coffman, Jose Chavez, Denisha Emerson and Kortland Martin; (back row) Robyn Barnett, Leslie Bell, Renee Juhl, Zakyra Lloyd, Trey Reid and Kristen Dabbs.

Union University celebrating homecoming A family-friendly tailgate party, a new class of Sports Hall of Fame

inductees and the class of 1962’s 50-year reunion will be the key features of

New Teacher Spotlight Ashley Branch is the new special education teacher for 2nd – 5th grades at East Elementary. A Humboldt native, Branch graduated from HHS in 2003. She now calls Trenton home. In 2010 Branch graduated from Bethel University with a degree in exceptional learning and development. “My sister Salena, and all of the teachers I had while I was in school,� Branch says of her inspiration to teach. “Every teacher taught me something.� “My goal is to help my students become educated, well-rounded, productive citizens. And to help them realize and reach their full potential, she added. Branch said one of her biggest challenges is meeting the needs of such a diverse group of students. “Everyday presents a new challenge!�

Union University’s 2011 homecoming week Oct. 31Nov. 5. Among the events that are part of homecoming this year: • “Union Nightâ€? on the Great Lawn Nov. 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This familyoriented event will feature student organizations selling food, party inflatables, hot air balloon rides, a rock climbing wall, live music, face painting, train rides and other activities. The evening will conclude with a fireworks show over Miller Tower. • the Union University Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. Inductees include Stan Little, Charlotte Hart Beard, Rod Hari, Glenn Yancey and Sam Kern. • the 50-year reunion for the class of 1962 Nov. 4, with special recognition at the 10 a.m. Homecoming chapel service, followed by a luncheon and chartered bus tour of the former campus in downtown Jackson. • the annual Alumni Awards presentation, Nov. 4 during chapel at 10 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. Award recipients are Tom McAfee, president of Hallmark Systems, Inc., in Macon, Ga., with the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award and

Jerol Swaim, president of Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Ark., with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. • Jon Foreman and Brooke Waggoner in concert Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel. Foreman is the co-founder and lead vocalist/guitarist of the band Switchfoot. Tickets to the general public are available at homecomingconcert/ tickets/. • Lady Bulldogs basketball game Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. against the University of St. Francis (Ill.), followed by the Bulldogs playing Belhaven University. The Homecoming queen and court will be presented at halftime of the women’s game, and the Presidential Homecoming Cup will be awarded at halftime of the men’s game. Several academic departments will also hold reunion events for their alumni during the weekend. A complete list of homecoming week activities is available at events/homecoming/2011. For more information about any homecoming event, contact Union’s Office of Alumni Services at (800) 338-6644.

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STIGALL STUDENT OF THE MONTH - Alyssa Sparr (right) was proudly named student of the month at Stigall Primary School for the month of October. Sparr is a first grade student in Lisa Ozier’s class.

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YARD SALES Multi-Family Yard Sale Corner of 45W Bypass and Turner Loop Rd. in Three Way (across from Little General) November 5, 7 a.m. until. Men’s, women’s, children’s clothes, games, home decor, Christmas village with lighted buildings, train, table top, backdrop (some Dept 56), much more. MOVING SALE 1121 N 28th Ave., Furniture, TVs, appliances, and much more. Everything MUST GO! Rain or Shine! Indoor Garage Sale Lane Chapel CME Church, 1197 Gibson-Wells St., Saturday Nov. 5, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Various items, foods and crafts will be sold. Buy/Sell. Space available. For more info, contact the church at 784-3731 or email: lanechapelcme@bellsouth. net.


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COURT REPORT Information listed for the Humboldt General Sessions court docket is obtained from court records and printed as is. The Humboldt Chronicle cannot assume responsibility for correcting inaccuracies when information accurately reflects the records. Readers are cautioned that some names published may be similar to or the same as those of other members of the community. General Sessions Reymond M. Lewis – simple assault (domestic) James Castellaw – DUI Robert L. Price – theft up to $500 (attempt) Michael Newbill Jr. – evading arrest Bobby Ray Johnson – simple possession of Schedule VI Charena R. Hall – simple possession of Schedule VI Erica M. Knight – theft of property under $500 Gary Pickard – DUI Meghan Jackson – VBCL Jacqueline Douglas – driving without DL Brandon Walters – domestic assault Karen J. Vandolah – domestic assault Kristie D. Powell – VBCL John M. Anderson – contempt of court





HOME BUYERS WANTED No Payments till 2012. Call Clayton Homes of Dyersburg 731-285-0310


Courtney J. Jimerson – driving while suspended DL (2 counts) Eleanor Campbell – no insurance Cirilo Cristino – financial responsibility, driver’s license required

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694-1888 Number to enter the house at 9am will be given out at 8am Outside sale will begin at 8:30am We have a great sale full of nice vintage and antique collectibles. Collectors and dealers alike you will not want to miss this sale. Willett Cherry hutch, Dining table with 4 chairs, large oak pedestal with six chairs, sofa, many nice upholstered chairs, many odd dining chairs, wall clocks, mantle clocks, pecan bedroom suite with queen bed, dresser, and chest, mahogany bedroom suite with full bed and dresser, Cherry drop front secretary, large cherry highboy chest with 5 drawers and 2 doors, mahogany 5 drawer chest of drawers, beautiful cherry 3 drawer washstand, stick and ball hanging hat/ plate rack, newly made oak shaving stand,mahogany pie crust table, mahogany tilt top pie crust table very ornate, mixed wood washstand, small ornate french tea table, sewing cabinet with nice singer sewing machine, Victorian stand, oval victorian carved table, large carnival glass collection, very large Fenton collection (Cranberry, Opalescent, Hobnail, and Burmese) , lots of cut glass, Bohemian glass, Aladdin electric lamps, oil lamps, depression glass, elegant glassware, Capodimonte, lots of hand painted plates and bowls, large collection of paperweights, two nice curio cabinets, Antique hanging light fixtures, one with very large Fenton Burmese shade ( a must see), pair of Roseville “Zephyr Lily” floor vases (15”), one Zephyr Lily floor vase (18”), Roseville “Futura” planter, Roseville Majolica “Blended” Jardineres, Gone with the wind lamps, nice set of Bavaria china “The Malvern”, set of Wedgwood china, Imari chargers, collection of cast iron doorstops, large collection of Hummel figurines, marble collection, knife collection, Baseball collection, we have a room full of dolls, Madame Alexander, Effanbee, Barbie (old to new), Ashton Drake, Shirley Temple collectible life size (1984), and many more, figurines of all shapes and sizes, washer and dryer, refrigerator, lots of kitchen items, glassware, china, lamps, pictures, handmade linens, and much, much, more. Outside we have yard tools, furniture, trunks, cash register, hand tools, and much more. Mrs. Taylor was and avid collector and antique dealer from Lansing, Michigan. Lots of items we hardly ever see. Please don’t miss this sale.


Clayton Bank and Trust to W.R. Russell, Jr. – 6th CD Federal National Mortgage Association to Tom Hartigan – 13th CD Regions Bank to Matthew Heath Young and wife, Lee Young – 13th CD Michael Louis Crocker and wife, Stella Crocker to John D. Foren and wife, Rachel Foren – 15th CD Golconda, L.P. to The City of Medina – 2nd CD Mola Investments, LLC to Darin T. Easter and wife, Kelly M. Easter – 2nd CD Nerine C. Cowan and Peggy Cowan Murphy to Donald Goff and wife, Laverne Goff and Bobby Goff and wife, Jacquelynn L. Goff – 9th CD

CITY RECORDER WANTED The City of Trenton is accepting applications for position of City Recorder. Minimum qualifications include municipal management, public administration, business administration, or comparable experience. Must possess a Certified Municipal Finance Officer certification, have good writing and verbal communication skills, computer proficiency, management skills, and grant administration experience. Responsibilities include: budgets, personnel, oversight of daily city operations, Council agendas and minutes, public records, collection of taxes and revenues, audits and managerial reports, compliance with state and local regulations as set forth by the Trenton City Municipal Code and Charter. Salary will be dependent on qualifications. Send letter of interest, salary requirements and resume to: City of Trenton, c/o Mayor Tony Burriss, 309 South College Street, Trenton, Tennessee 38382. Position is open until filled. Deadline for application is November 14, 2011.


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BUILDING PERMITS DEDICATED Milan Fire Department will RUNS!! accept bids for 1 new 2012 Crew Cab 3/4 Ton Short Wheel Base Truck. The truck is to have 8 cylinder engine with 4 wheel drive, tow package, and base equipment package. Sealed bids will be opened at 2:00 p.m. on November 3, 2011 and will be presented at the November 8, 2011 City Board meeting for approval. The department reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive such of the specifications as it deems appropriate. Any questions or specification requests should be directed to the Milan Fire Chief’s office at 731-686-0441.

Quinton and Alicia Smith, 229 Poplar Grove Road, Atwood Linda Carmoney, 207 Walnut Grove Road, Rutherford James Graves, 283 Northerns Chapel Road, Rutherford Harold Graves, 76 Joe Lumpkin Road, Rutherford Ricky Privitt, 117 Dawson Bottom Road, Humboldt TVA, 130 Trenton Highway, Dyer Jim and Peggy Murphy for Nerine Cowan, 65R Walnut Grove Road, Bradford David Fisher, 310 Currie Road, Dyer Jeff Tolley, 20 Rushing Cove, Milan Joey Hayes, 169 Old Dyer-Trenton Road, Dyer Kenneth and Cheryl

NOTICE OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated August 25, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date, securing said Deed of Trust Note recorded in Book 892 at Page 1122 in the Register’s office for Gibson County, Tennessee, executed by Amanda Bradford, conveying the certain property described therein to Carter, Stanfill, & Kirk, PLLC, Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Ameritrust Mortgage Company, and to Robert S. Coleman, Jr., having been appointed as Successor Trustee by instrument of record in the Register’s office for Gibson County, Tennessee in ---Book 958 at Page 2136. WHEREAS, the owner and holder of the Deed of Trust Note has declared the entire indebtedness due and payable and 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 Deed of Trust Note and Deed of Trust. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that an agent of Robert S. Coleman, Jr., as Successor Trustee, pursuant to the power, duty and authority vested in and conferred upon said Successor Trustee, by the Deed of Trust, will on November 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Gibson County Courthouse in Trenton, Tennessee offer for sale to the 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 real property located in Gibson County, Tennessee, described as follows: LYING AND BEING SITUATED IN THE THIRD CIVIL DISTRICT OF GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO WIT: SITUATED NEAR ROSE HILL (HIMM) CEMETERY AND BOUNDED ON THE EAST BY CEMETERY STREET; ON THE SOUTH BY LANDS OF T.P. BETHSHARES; ON THE WEST BY LANDS OF T.P. BETHSHARES; AND ON THE NORTH BY LANDS OF T. P. BETHSHARES, FRONTING 120 FEET ON CEMETERY STREET AND RUNNING BACK WEST BETWEEN PARALLEL LINES 312 FEET. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO AMANDA BRADFORD BY DEED DATED JUNE 5, 2001 IN DEED BOOK 652, PAGE 1 IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. More Commonly Known As: 517 South 19th Avenue, Humboldt, Tennessee 38343 Said sale shall be held subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and subject to, but not limited to, the following parties who may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: none. The following individuals or entities have an interest in the above-described property: (1) Amanda Bradford; and (2) The Unknown Spouse of Amanda Bradford. To the best of the Trustee’s knowledge, information, and belief, there are no other Federal or State tax lien claimants or other claimants upon the subject property which would require notice pursuant to the terms and provision of T.C.A. § 35-5-104 or T.C.A. § 67-1-1433 or 26 U.S.C. § 7425. The Successor Trustee may postpone the above referenced sale from time to time as needed without further publication. The Successor Trustee will announce the postponement on the date and at the time and location of the originally scheduled sale. This is an attempt to collect a debt, and any information gathered in connection herewith will be utilized for that purpose. DATED this 29th day of October, 2011. Prepared by: Robert S. Coleman, Jr. Robert S. Coleman, Jr., P.A. 1405 North Pierce, Suite 306 Little Rock, Arkansas 72207

Robert S. Coleman, Jr. Successor Trustee

Insertion Dates: November 2, 2011; November 9, 2011; and November 16, 2011

Mooney, 25 Fox Hunter Road, Humboldt Bryan and Janie Collins, 93 Esquire White Road, Trenton Delbert N. Maness, 87 Newt Blackwell Road, Humboldt

Ashley Blair Johnson, 90 Marion Dodd Loop, Trenton Josh Dickson, 28 Creekwood Road, Humboldt Vickie Loynes, 29 Roy Hargrove Road, Medina

NOTICE Announcing the Closing of Dr. Bob Routon’s Medical Practice The general surgery medical practice of W. Robert (Bob) Routon, MD, will be closing as of November 30, 2011. Dr. Routon is currently recovering from a mild stroke, and has decided to close his medical practice. Patients will no longer be seen at his office. Past patients of Dr. Routon who would like more information and who would like to make arrangements to have their medical records forwarded to another physician, please call Dr. Routon’s office as soon as possible at (731) 784-5167. W. Robert Routon, MD 3535 Chere Carol Rd. Humboldt, TN 38343 (731) 784-5167

NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF TENNESSEE PROBATE COURT OF GIBSON COUNTY AT TRENTON, TENNESSEE NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of: ADA B. GRAVES DOCKET: 20298P Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of OCTOBER 2011, Letters Testamentary in respect of the estate of ADA B. GRAVES deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: 12-07-2011 This 24th day of OCTOBER 2011. Signed: Larry Joe Campbell, Executor Estate of ADA B. GRAVES Shonna Smith, Clerk & Master BY: Paula Hudson, DCM Richard Gossum P.O. Box 491 Trenton, TN 38382 11-2; 11-9, 2011p


SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on October 26, 1998, by Booker Avery and Iona Avery to David M. Diamond, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee, under Book 555, Page 867, as re-recorded in Book 574, Page 449, aforesaid records, and (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, LPP Mortgage LTD, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee 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; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117 (i), not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, November 10, 2011, commencing at 12:00 PM at the South Door of the Gibson County Courthouse, Trenton, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Gibson County, Tennessee, to wit: The following described real estate situated in the 7th Civil District of Gibson County, Tennessee and better described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at an iron pin driven in the west edge of South Lexington Street, said pin being south, 60.0 feet from the south edge of E. 4th Street runs thence with the west edge of South Lexington Street 10 feet from the center, south 1 degree 30 minutes east for 60 feet to an iron pin at the northeast corner of lot belonging to Earl Lormax; runs thence with Lomax’s north line, south 68 degrees 30 minutes west for 100 feet to an iron pin in the east line of Doaks lot; run thence with Doaks east line north 1 degree 30 minutes west for 60 feet to an iron pin in the southwest corner of the Gill lot; runs thence with Gill’s south line north 88 degrees 30 minutes east for 100 feet to the point of beginning. PROPERTYADDRESS: 502 South Lexington Street, Trenton, TN 38382 CURRENT OWNER(S): Booker Lee Avery and Iona O. Avery The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A 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 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. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o RMW Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 File No.: 559.J1103142TN Web Site: Insertion Dates: Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 02, 2011

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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 April 2, 1997, executed by Jeff Haynes and Lynne Haynes, conveying certain real property therein described to Donald R. Baskin, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee recorded April 9, 1997, in Deed Book 510, Page 263; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Bank of America, NA, successor by merger to BA Mortgage, LLC as successor in interest by merger of NationsBanc Mortgage Corporation as successor in interest by merger with Boatman`s National Mortgage Inc., formerly known as National Mortgage Company 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 November 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Main Entrance of the Gibson County Courthouse , located in Jackson, Tennessee, proceed to sell


any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal descrip-tion shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Jeff Haynes and Lynne Haynes OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: First Plus Bank The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin Suarez Serrano TN LLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www. Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #16354: 2011-10-26 2011-11-02, 2011-11-09

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 Tonia Michelle Stoltz FKA Tonia Morphis-Smith to Park Place Title, Trustee dated April 1, 2005 in the amount of $111,500.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 62551, Deed Book 850, Page 3-21, (“Deed of Trust�); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Trustee by assignment; and, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. 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, November 17, 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 to-wit: Lying and being in the 1st Civil District of Gibson County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Being Lot No. 28 of the Rachels Landing Subdivision, Medina, Tennessee, Section II, a plat of which appears of record in Plat Cabinet C, Slide 59, and Restrictive Covenants recorded in ORBV 682, Page 183 in the Registers Office of Gibson County, Tennessee, reference to which is hereby made for a more complete description. Subject to all matters appearing on the plat of record in Plat Cabinet C, Slide 59, and any restrictions, easements or setback lines ancillary thereto, said Registers Office. Subject to restrictions of record in Deed Book 682, Page 183, said Registers Office. Being the same property conveyed to Tonia MorphisSmith, unmarried, by Warranty Deed from Tim Watt and wife, Justine Watt dated 4/1/2005 and recorded 4/12/05 in Deed Book 850, Page 1, said Registers Office. Map & Parcel No.: 176B/D/28 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 211 Reed Circle, Medina, Tennessee 38355 CURRENT OWNER(S): Tonia Morphis-Smith, Travis Wayne Smith and Cynthia Gail Smith SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A 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. 11-03193 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 10/26/2011, 11/02/2011 and 11/09/2011 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 # 16284

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Lady Liberty replica finished as landmark celebrates 125th BY APRIL G. JACKSON On the day when the Statue of Liberty was marking its 125th anniversary in New York City, a group of ladies in Humboldt were putting the finishing touches on their own Lady Liberty. Friday, October 28, is celebrated as the birthday of the colossal statue that was dedicated on that day in 1886. And actually it was a coincidence that the Women’s Ministry group of the First Assembly of God had planned their community outreach evening, New York, New York, for the very same day. The community room at the church was transformed and aglow as New York, New York, including the 7-foot likeness of Lady Liberty, the Empire State Building, Broadway theaters, the Brooklyn Bridge and skyscraping city scenes. Lady Liberty might well be the showstealer of the evening. She was constructed from cloth, plaster of Paris, wire, old clothes and a bed sheet. Her foundation is a three-tiered plant stand, her head is from a mannequin, her hair is a Halloween wig, her torch made from a spindle, and her tablet, a recycled Halloween tombstone. Dipped in plaster and painted an aged

patina, she is a very impressive likeness of the New York habor statue. Four women, Ann Smith, Sandra Haley, Tina Stephens and Carol Moore, were the creators. Tammy Keymon is president of the ladies’ outreach ministry at the church. They prayed about the project, says Smith. “That’s why it came together so good,” she affirms. Timewise, they say it only took about a day and a half. Lady Liberty was assembled in a nearby shed on the church property and then moved into the community room. Expecting from 90-100 women for the New York, New York event, the tables were arranged and decorated, a program place at each setting. Four acts of their Broadway show were outlined, complete with intermission. One of the production cast, Sylvia Buckingham, was surprised Friday morning to hear it was Lady Liberty’s official birthday the very same day of their New York-themed event. “How many have a Statue of Liberty just created and finished on the same day of her birthday. We didn’t plan that at all,” said Buckingham.


LADY LIBERTY - Ann Smith, Sandra Haley, Tina Stephens and Carol Moore are the creators of their own Lady Liberty, part of a project of their church’s women’s ministry. The Statue of Liberty replica was used in their community outreach last Friday, which coincided with the 125th anniversary of Lady Liberty’s dedication in 1886.

photos by DANNY WADE

COLLEGE SUMMIT – Lisa Barker, director of the Humboldt Higher Education Center, (right) speaks to Humboldt High School students during the HHS/REDI College Summit held at the Boys and Girls Club of Humboldt last Wednesday. Barker represented Jackson State Community College at the summit, along with other representatives from their respective post secondary education institutions. The summit was a joint project with HHS, REDI and the Boys and Girls Club.

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RELAY FUNDRAISER – Cancer survivors Margaret Fuller, Shirley Scott and Kay Davis, along with fundraiser chair, Donald Baskerville (from left), are joined by other First State Bank staff last Friday during the bank’s Relay for Life fundraiser. First State sold BBQ lunches to raise money for Relay and the American Cancer Society. F;HIED7BÅ9>;9A?D= <H;;Å?DJ;HD;JÅ87DA?D= <H;;Å:;8?JÅ97H: <H;;Å?D7D9;EHAI CE8?B;Å87DA?D=


SUMMIT REPRESENTTIVES – Representatives from nine colleges and vocational schools participated in the HHS/REDI College Summit last Wednesday at Humboldt’s Boy and Girls Club. The purpose of the summit was to let students know what each institution has to offer. Participating in the summit were Jackson State Community College, Dyersburg State Community College, Union University, Bethel University, Lane College, Freed-Hardeman University, UT Martin, University of Memphis Lambuth Campus and Tennessee Technology

Looking for the right track Humboldt high schoolers given advice for making their dreams come true at Boys and Girls Club college summit

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Center of Jackson. “We wanted to provide a forum for students to learn more about post-secondary opportunities and give them information for federal and state financial aid in a nontraditional manner,” Deadmon said. “College fairs typically have large groups, in the hundreds. This summit has small groups of students. It’s a captive audience for the institutions’ instructors.” There were 95 HHS seniors participating in the college summit. They divided up into groups of 10-15 students each, according to HHS counselor Holl. Each group had the opportunity to talk with each of the college representatives. They also got a chance to learn of all the opportunities for financial aid, Deadmon added. BandG director Stewart said she was proud to partner in the summit. “Our program is all about community-based efforts and education efforts,” Stewart said. “We want to assist. We’re all about building partnerships and relationships.”



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BY DANNY WADE It is the hope and dream of practically every student to have a good-paying and successful career. Last Thursday, Humboldt High School seniors had an opportunity to get on the right track to possibly make those dreams come true. The first ever HHH/REDI College Summit was held at the Boys and Girls Club. Cedric Deadmon, REDI college access coordinator, headed up the effort with assistance from HHS counselor, Ellen Holl, and BandG Club director, Andrea Stewart. They organized the summit that included representatives from nine post-secondary institutions, plus an outreach representative from Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation. The higher education institutions participating were Jackson State Community College, Dyersburg State CC, Union University, Lane College, Bethel University, University of Memphis – Lambuth campus, FreeHardeman University and Tennessee Technology

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REDI’s purpose or goal is to let students know there is life after high school. “We prepare them and get them headed in the right direction,” Deadmon noted. The summit provided that direction. Not all children know what they want to be, if they will go to college or which college to attend in order to start a career. Some will see a parent or relative and want to follow in their footsteps but some do not have that guidance. This gives them a sense of direction, Deadmon said. “This partnership positions us to better fill in those gaps, the ones who fall through the cracks,” Deadmon noted. This first summit of its kind for HHS seniors was an enormous step as the students look forward to continuing their education and choosing a career. But Stewart says she would like to see more programs like this for younger students. Deadmon said REDI has programs designed for students beginning with middle school age. The HHS/REDI College Summit was a huge success, according to Deadmon, Stewart and Holl. They all agreed that it was a community effort and took cooperation and coordination to make it the success it was, all the way from providing lunch for the students and organizers, to each of the higher education

Humboldt Chronicle November 2 2011