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Altercation on New Year’s Day ends in man’s death An apparent New Year’s Day altercation between two Dyer men ended in the death of one and a murder charge against the other. Officers from the Dyer Police Department responded to a 911 call of an injured man at approximately 7:45 p.m. Upon arrival officers located the victim in the front yard of his residence at 704 N. Main Street. He was unconscious with an obvious wound to his torso that he received during the altercation. The victim is identified as Jon Adam Carroll, 29, of Dyer. He was treated at the scene and rushed to Gibson General ER in Trenton where he was stabilized and transported by helicopter to the MED in Memphis for emergency surgery. Carroll passed away during the surgery, according to police. Dyer Police charged William Jeremy Cole, 42, also f r o m Dyer, with 2nd Jeremy Cole d e g r e e see page 3

2013: The year in review (continued from last week) April 3, 2013 A friendly, well-known face has joined Tri-City Reporter staff. Lori Cathey has been reporting on local sports for the TCR for approximately five years. With recent staff changes, Cathey will now work at least four days a week in the TCR office. April 10, 2013 The City of Kenton has been awarded a 100 percent Disaster Grant for the state of Tennessee. State Representative Bill Sanderson of District 77, which includes Obion, Lake and parts of Dyer Counties, made the check presentation to City of Kenton officials. A former multi-sport standout at Gibson County will be inducted into the Gibson County Sports Hall of Fame this week. Chris McCurdy will be the GCHS see page 3

TRI-CITY REPORTER WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014

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CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS - The Gibson County Lady Pioneers defeated the Scott’s Hill Lady Tigers on Monday night winning the Gibson County Pioneer Christmas Invitational Tournament held at the high school. Members of the Lady Pioneers basketball team are (front row from left) Erin Lannom, Briana Fields, Cara Beth Holt, Sarah Beth Mullins, Justyce White, (back row) Gibson County assistant coach Heather Jones, Alyssa Rasberry, Serera Roach, Mackenna Upchurch, Alexis Overstreet, Allie Smithson and Gibson County head coach Mitch Wilkins. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Lady Pioneers victorious at Christmas Tournament BY LORI CATHEY The Lady Pioneers wrapped up the Gibson County Pioneer Christmas Invitational Tournament with the championshiop win, defeating Scott’s Hill 65-44 at Gibson County High School. In the first round the Lady Pioneers defeated Haywood County 51-34 and Liberty 64-46 in the semifinals. In the first round the Lady Pioneers faced Haywood. Gibson County’s CaraBeth Holt made a 5-foot jumper, hit a 3-pointer from the right corner and had an offensive rebound for a basket to give Gibson County a 21-12 lead in the first quarter. Gibson County outscored the Lady Tomcats 13-10 in the second quarter to take a 2819 lead into halftime. The Lady Pioneers came out and traded baskets

with the Lady Tomcats to give Gibson County a 45 to 32 lead at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Pioneers pulled out a 51-34 win over Haywood. Gibson County’s leading scorer was CaraBeth Holt with two 3-pointers for 15 points. Sarah Beth Mullins and Erin Lannom each added 11 points. Briana Fields had 10 points; Justyce White added 3 points and Mackenna Upchurch finished with a point. The Lady Pioneers used strong shooting and tough defense to advance to the Tournament Championship game with a 64-46 win over Liberty Saturday night. Gibson County took a 19-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. Liberty outscored Gibson County 15 to 9 in the second quarter. The Lady Pioneers had a 28-19 lead at see page 10

Improvements at county shelter help keep homeless animals safe BY CRYSTAL BURNS With only one man on staff, making improvements at the Gibson County Animal Shelter is an evolving process. Mike White, Gibson County Rabies Control Officer, began working at the shelter part-time in May of 2011 and took over as the sole employee in November of that year. He’s spent the last two years upgrading the facilities and creating better ways to keep track of the animals. “I enjoy it,� White said. “It’s got a lot of good, and I meet a lot of folks.� In 2013, the shelter added seven kennels outside and a heat system in the back building. The shelter also purchased tarps to keep on the backside of the kennels during winter and heat bulbs that provide the animals being sheltered outside added warmth. “You’d be surprised how much that knocks off the cold,� White said. “They do help quite a bit.� White has focused his efforts on making the shelter safer for the animals. He has installed security lights and cameras, but paperwork is another key ingredient to see page 3

protecting the animals and the county. “I’ve got a lot of paperwork that I’ve invented to help see page 3

HAPPY ENDING - Mike White, Gibson County Rabies Control Officer, shows a bullet he removed from a rescued dog’s head along with photos of the animal. Two more bullets were removed from the wounded canine, named Koa by Death Row Doggies, an animal rescue group that found a new home for the dog in Kentucky.

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County Commission to meet January 13 BY STEVE SHORT Ring in the New Year for the Gibson County Commission. Commissioners will convene for their first session of 2014 on Monday morning, Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. at the Ed Jones Agriculture Complex at 1252 Manufacturers Row in Trenton. The agenda includes six resolutions, reports and elections. Salaries – Budget transfers of $20,200 for salaries are requested. $200 would go for parttime personnel in General Sessions Court. $20,000 would go for part-time personnel in EMS. Radios and siren damaged – Insurance will pay $4,668 for a siren and radios damaged by a lightning strike that occurred May 30, 2013 at the Gibson Co. Emergency Management Agency. The total cost of damages is $5,188. The insurance policy has a $500 deductable. Emergency Mgt. grant – The Gibson Co. Emergency Management Agency has received a Homeland Security Grant for $16,876.88 which must be approved for the county budget. The grant is 100 reimbursable and will be used to buy generators for communication repeater sites in the county and the continuing general upgrade of communications for the county. Airport repairs completed - The Gibson Co. Airport received grant funds to pay for renovations – sealing the runway, taxiway and apron cracks. Some repairs were done in FY 2012-13, but weather conditions prevented the rest of the work to be done until recently. The county has to budget $9,883.41 spent on recent repairs. Wrecked ambulance insurance payment – The Commission must make a bookkeeping correction for $36,905 in insurance recovery funds received as a settlement for damages to a 2006 Ford ambulance due to an accident that occurred April 24, 2013. Fair housing – The county is set to approve a resolution prohibiting discrimination based on race, religion, gender and other factors in the sale, rental, lease or financing of housing and land for housing. The county’s fair housing policy ensures equal opportunity for all persons in compliance with see page 3

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Insight & Opinion The decline of movie morality

Clayburn Peeples reports: Although we don’t look at any network or cable television programming at our house, we do enjoy watching movies, particularly older ones, on our television and computers. We also have developed an interest in reading about “old Hollywood” and the historical development of the movie industry. Because of this interest, I was particularly delighted when a friend gave us a 1958 copy of The Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures. The Film Daily was a daily

film processing companies, projecting equipment makers, soft drink makers and popcorn distributors. Yes, popcorn. The revenue from popcorn sales in movie theaters in 1957 was $126 million. Candy sales accounted for another $98 million, soft drinks $84 million, and ice cream sales another $24 million. All these treats were consumed by an average audience of 46 million Americans who attended movies every week in 1957. The average movie ticket price in 1957 was slightly more than 50 cents, but the price of a ticket wasn’t the only difference in movies back then. Everything was different, especially what Hollywood saw as its mission. The lead editorial in the 1958 Film Daily Year Book, written by the president of the Motion Picture Association of America, was about the threat of

trade newspaper covering all aspects of the motion picture industry, everything from celluloid prices to popcorn machines, and every year they published a yearbook containing all sorts of statistics and reports on various aspects of the industry. The 1958 copy contained the statistics for the year 1957 and preceding years as well. It also had advertising. Just about every company that did business with the movie industry advertised with the yearbook, businesses like

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could only be used when “dramatically valid.” Neither nudity, nor suggested nudity, was allowed. No film was allowed to ridicule any religion, nor could ministers of religion be portrayed as buffoons or villains. The desecration of, or even disrespect to, the American flag was also prohibited. Finally, in summation, the code repeated its general principle, “No picture shall be produced which will lower the moral standards of those who see it.” Alas, however, the Code of 1958 was destined for the dustbin of movie history. Shrinking audiences, television popularity and foreign film competition caused movie makers in the early 1960’s to clamor for more license to be “provocative” and not so slowly, but surely, they got their way. By the late 1960’s, The Motion Picture Production Code was abandoned completely, along with any pretense of morality or responsibility. Of course the standards of the fledgling television industry plummeted almost as fast. And so, alas, did ours. What will you be watching tonight?

Letter to the Editor

Co. Commission voting record Dear Editor, I was once accused of tormenting politicians. I have since jokingly referred to that. If holding politicians accountable for their actions is tormenting them or called Monday morning quarterbacking then so be it. As Americans we have neglected to do so for far too long. There needs to be a few million more people doing the same. I have never said I had intentions of making anyone’s day miserable and the mayor’s statement to that effect was a complete fabrication. The primary subject of my previous letter was huge deficit budgets approved by the county commission. Somehow Mayor

Witherspoon avoided the meat of that subject in his rebuttal. Contrary to his rebuttal to my letter I made no personal attacks on the mayor at all and I have no reason to brag on the mayor’s accomplishments. He does that ad nauseam. It is a typical habit of politicians to attack the messenger rather than address the issues. There’s no reason to make this letter lengthy, there is a full page ad in this issue of just plain undeniable facts concerning our county government. Our county government comes nowhere close to following their budget which is a clear indication that the tail is wagging the dog in Gibson County. I have no intentions of

ever running for office. I consider my very much unpaid job as a Tea Party leader of holding politicians accountable important as well as serving as 8th District Director for the Constitution Party of Tennessee and I can do neither if I hold public office. When our County Commission learns that their voting record is going to be published at the beginning of each election year as it is in the full page ad in this issue it’s likely to affect how they spend your tax dollars. Our County Commissioners are elected to represent us, not hold dominion over us. David Nance Gibson County Patriots

ACS needs volunteer drivers More than 36,500 residents in Tennessee were expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2013. For many of them, getting to treatment may be the toughest part of their fight. Right now, the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program especially needs volunteer drivers in Madison, Gibson and Henderson counties for cancer patients who need transportation to treatment. Cancer patients can’t always rely on family and friends to take them. Some patients simply do not have a vehicle or may be too ill to drive. Radiation therapy might

require 20 to 30 trips to a clinic within six weeks. Chemotherapy may demand weekly visits for up to a year. Road to Recovery is one component of the American Cancer Society’s efforts to remove this barrier and help people overcome cancer. The program utilizes volunteer drivers who provide an essential and necessary service to their neighbors. Volunteers with a car and insurance, safe driving skills, and who can drive as little as one weekday morning or afternoon a month, can give cancer patients peace of mind and the chance to get to their treatments.

“Road to Recovery ensures that patients have transportation when they need it the most,” said Greg Broy, spokesperson for the American Cancer Society in Tennessee. “Our drivers are a lifeline for these patients. It’s a valuable service, but one that requires tremendous volunteer manpower, which means we’re always looking for new people,” said Broy. If you would like to volunteer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org. Locally, you may call Tommy Smith at 731-5125017.

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Improvements at county from page 1 keep the county in better shape,” White said. White said that the shelter is often put in the middle of disputes between neighbors. If a man is upset at his neighbor’s dog, he might bring the dog to the shelter. White was fielding calls accusing him of wrongfully picking up family pets when he devised a paper trail. When a person brings an animal to the shelter, White gets a copy of the person’s driver’s license and notes the breed of animal being surrendered and the date. The method has cut down on calls to the county mayor’s office. “We’re staying out of trouble that way,” he said. The shelter can hold up to 21 animals, and White says if he has the room, he’ll keep healthy animals until the rightful owners claim them or the volunteer rescue groups can find homes for them. “As long as I’ve got some wiggle room, I won’t put anything down,” White said. There is a $50 adoption fee and a $50 pickup fee. Folks adopting from the county shelter can take the

animal to a participating veterinarian to have the animal spayed or neutered and vaccinated for $75. If the owner completes the proper paperwork, the county will refund the $50 adoption fee. White said rescue groups are invaluable resources to the county. Friends of Gibson County Animals, Circle of Hope, Big Fluffy, and Death Row Doggies are some of the non-profits that volunteer their time. Recently, White received a call about an injured dog. He picked up the white and tan canine in a ditch and brought it to the shelter. White removed a bullet from just above the dog’s left eye. Death Row Doggies got involved in the rescue effort for the dog, naming it Koa, and taking it to the vet where two more bullets were removed from the abused pooch. “I think he was shot more than three times,” White said. “The dog was not a threat.” Death Row Doggies was able to find a new home for Koa. A man in Kentucky adopted Koa and has kept in touch with White. The new dog owner says Koa

is good-natured and loving and has quickly recovered from his injuries. “He looks so good,” White said. “He’s healthy. I’m so proud that dog was able to get a home. There’s a big thank you that needs to go out to all the volunteer rescue groups.” White warns that he doesn’t back down in cases of animal cruelty but works to recover fines owed the county for sheltering the animals. “I don’t back down on those because those people went to court for a reason,” he said. When the animals are in his care, White takes time to play with his charges while making sure their daily needs are met. “I spoil them,” he admitted. “They’re my dogs.” The Gibson County Animal Shelter is located at 1242 Manufacturers Row in Trenton. The shelter is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact the shelter at 8550771 or visit the shelter’s Facebook page at Gibson County Animal Shelter. Volunteers frequently update the page with pictures of new rescues.

NEW KENNELS - The Gibson County Animal Shelter added seven outdoor kennels, heat lamps to the kennels, and a new heat system in the shelter building in 2013. Mike White, Gibson County Rabies Control Officer, has spent the last two years upgrading the shelter to make it safer for the animals.

County Commission from page 1 the Federal Fair Housing Law and state and local law. Delinquent taxes – Resolution No. 6 will pay attorney Jeff Smith 10% of principal and interest collected on delinquent tax bills for 2012. Mr. Smith is hired by County Trustee LeAnne Smith. Tax exemption –

2013: The year in review from page 1 representative at the 17th annual Hall of Fame banquet Friday, April 12 at 6:30 at Bradford Middle School. April 17, 2012 Meeting last Thursday night in Rutherford, the Gibson County Special School District board approved the sale of bonds up to $3 million for construction in the district. The Gibson County High School FFA will be hosting a Spring Extravaganza Saturday, April 20th in the GCHS auxiliary gym. As many as 52 vendors will be participating in the event. April 24, 2013 Ownership of the former Farmers & Merchants Bank building was officially transferred to the City of Dyer on Monday. Joel Reynolds, President of The Farmers & Merchants Bank, presented the deed and the keys to old bank building to City of Dyer officials Mayor Chris Younger and City Recorder Jason Griggs on Monday, April 22. The building will undergo some remodeling changes before city hall is moved to the downtown location. The 2nd Annual 5K Run to Remember in memory of Luke Flowers was held April 20. The event, a project of the Dyer School Relay For Life team was deemed a success with over $3,000 raised. May 1, 2013 Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development last week announced that the department is restructuring its career center network to more effectively serve Tennessee citizens within current budget constraints. Thirty-four career centers

will permanently suspend job services in order to continue job placement activities with fewer federal dollars. The Town of Rutherford has been awarded a grant form the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development in the amount of $288,692. The grant is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Grand Round 2 for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation and permanent generator acquisition. May 15, 2013 New fire fighting gear is coming to volunteer stations in Gibson Co. thanks to a $573,066 grant. The news of the federal grant was announced April 12 and approved for the county budget Monday, May 13 by the County Commission. Funds will be used to buy turnout suits for volunteer firefighters, a thermal imaging camera, new hose and nozzles and portable radios. Forty-six legislators won a total of $8,300 in donations for charities in their communities during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s (THCA) annual ‘Partnering for Charity’ event March 26, including Rep. Bill Sanderson, who own $200 for Life Choices Pregnancy Resource Center. May 22, 2013 One hundred thirty Gibson County High School Class of 2013 seniors received diplomas at commencement exercises held Friday, May 17 in the school gymnasium. Of that 130, 19 were recognized as Distinguished Scholars. Garrett Ritter, son of Keith and Beth Ritter of

Yorkville, is the GCHS Class of 2013 valedictorian. Haley Warwick, daughter of Phillip and Joy Warwick of Milan, graduated second in the class as salutatorian. The Gibson County Special School District honored its Teachers of the Year at the May 9th school board meeting. May 29, 2013 The Dyer Station Celebration committee honored veterans Sunday, May 26 with their annual Memorial Day service held at Oakwood Cemetery in Dyer. The guest speaker was Lt. Jason Chambers. June 5, 2013 In a special called meeting Thursday night, the City of Dyer Board of Mayor and Alderperson accepted the resignation of alderman Nathan Reed from his position on the board. The board in turn hired and appointed Reed immediately as Dyer new city recorder. City Recorder Jason Griggs turned in his letter of resignation on Tuesday after accepting a position with the City of Milan as their new city recorder. Inpatient visits to the three hospitals in Gibson County have dropped significantly over the past five years and now average only 2.3 patients per facility per night. Outpatient and ER visits have dropped steadily in Humboldt and Trenton as well. The declining demand for hospital services, coupled with the results of an extensive community health needs assessment, showed that a realignment of service that would better meet community needs was in order. Gibson General Hospital in Trenton will be replaced by a medical center tailored to the health

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care needs of the people in the community. The medical center will offer primary care with walk-in after hours care, post-discharge followup patient care, screenings, on-site lab and x-ray. June 12, 2013 The 2nd Annual Dyer Station Toy Run was held on June 8th begining at the Presbyterian Church manse in Dyer. The fundraiser is designated for use with DSC Giving Tree. The event had 59 motorcycles, over 100 riders and raised over $1,200. Tom Lannom has been named the 2013 Dyer Station Celebration Grand Marshal. The Front Porch Pickers will be featured in Scenic Tennessee’s campaign to positively impact the littered landscape of Tennessee. Members of the group are Marvin Dunlap, Layman Jacobs, Charles Perryman, Jack Cole, Truman Dishman, Allen Dishman, Jimmy Hopper and Joe Bone. June 26, 2013 The Gibson-North Relay For life was held June 21 at Yates Field on the campus of Gibson County High School. Volunteers, teams, survivors, and friends gathered for the 19th time to fight the fight against cancer, raising a total of $45,763 during the year for Gibson-North Relay For Life. The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustees approved a $27-million budget that will include major upgrades to athletic facilities at Gibson County High School. The board met last Thursday night and heard a proposal for the estimated $2-million project at the Dyer campus. continued next week

Oakwood Manor Apts. in Milan has applied to the state for an exemption from paying property tax. The 5.57 acre facility offers housing for low income people with disabilities, or low income elderly or handicapped persons, and grant financing. State law allows tax exemptions for nonprofit firms but requires payment in lieu of tax based on costs of improvements to facilities or services rendered by the government agency. Under the proposal, Oakwood’s owner, Woodbine Community Organization (WCO)., a nonprofit firm in Nashville, would pay 25% of taxes owed. No dollar amount is given. The payment would cover a time period that would be retroactive, and WCO would also file annual forms. Juvenile Court – Records from Oct. 2010 through Nov. 2013 show the Gibson Co. Juvenile Court collected

$239,777.15. Other documents show collections for Jan.-Nov. 2013 as $82,939.06 but a total amount of $122,109.91. Reports and presenters are scheduled: Pending Lawsuits – County Atty. Floyd Flippin; Correctional Complex – Larry Kimery; EMS/Public Safety – Jim Overall; Airport Board – Mgr. Robert Lockard; Fire/ Rescue/Emergency Mgt. – Bruce Williams; Buildings – Jim Overall; Fair Board – Andy Zarecor; Insurance – Bobby Cotham; Juvenile Court – Butch Shelton. Elections will be held for three positions on the Agriculture Committee, terms expiring Jan. 2014. Terms are for 2 years, and members can serve three terms. Incumbent Coy Yergin is recommended to serve another term. Bob McCurdy is recommended to replace Jimmy Copous. Brent Griggs is recommended to replace Larry Patterson.

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from page 1 murder. Cole surrendered to authorities near his residence and was transported to Gibson County Correctional Complex where he is currently being held with a $250,000 bond. Cole’s first court date was set for Janaury 7 but has been rescheduled for March 11. Details of the altercation have not been determined and are still under investigation at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dyer Police Department or Sergeant David Paschall at 731-692-2843. Sgt. Paschall is in charge of the investigation.

MLK luncheon planned at DSCC Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) will host the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Luncheon on Friday, January 17 at 12 p.m. at the DSCC Student Center on the Dyersburg Campus. Guest speaker at the event will be Rev. Colenzo J. Hubbard. Rev. Hubbard is the founder and Executive Director of the Emmanuel Center, Inc., an urban outreach ministry in partnership with the Memphis Leadership Foundation into the largest public housing community in Memphis, Tennessee. Tickets for the luncheon are $10 and must be purchased in advanced at the DSCC Business Office in the Eller Administration Building, or at the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 731-2863300 or email weatherly@dscc.edu.

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From the Preacher’s Desk By Jerry Bell

Another year has come and gone! Now it is 2014. We probably will still be putting 2013 on our correspondence for a while until we get used to the New Year. Time goes so swiftly doesn’t it? There is one thing that I think we all need for this New Year. It is ‘The Grace of Patience.’ We live in a world that is swallowed up in ‘self.’ Most are too busy to be concerned about ‘patience.’ We all have probably witnessed people who do not show much patience. There are so many violent crimes being committed because of a lack of patience! People do not have the patience (time) to stop and think of the consequences of their actions. As the old saying goes; ‘Put your mind in motion before putting your mouth in gear.’ Think before we act! ‘There is nothing brilliant about patience, but there is

no grace that fills a larger place in the real business of our practical and plodding life. Not only does it help us to bear the trials that come and wrongs we suffer from our fellow men, but it is indispensable in the life of prayer, in the pursuit of godliness, and in the service of helping Christians and winning souls. It is the finishing touch of the great Artist in the portraiture of a completed life, and it generally comes to its perfection in the later chapters of our Christian life. It is the highest class in the school of Christ. Let us be proficient in it if we would graduate with honors and take the highest place in the coming eternal home with God. ‘Let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.’ May God grant us all the grace of patience.

North Union For our last Sunday of the year Sally Baird brought our children’s sermon and it was about showing acts of love. Her message was for the oldest to the youngest. Bro. Chris’s sermon was titled ‘This Is Not The End.’ There is nothing that compares to the life span of Jesus Christ, which had the most impact on the world. Bro. Chris talked of the flight to Egypt from Matt. 2: 13-18; the sovereign protection of God over Jesus; in Matt. 2:19-23, Jesus comes from Egypt to Nazareth; Jesus grew in spirit, wisdom, and grace, (Luke 2:40); Jesus at age 12 in Luke 2:41-50; and the reason for Jesus being born in Luke 23:26-46. Libby Goad announced she accepted Jesus Christ as Lord

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and Savior on Christmas Day. The congregation extended their hand of love. Members of our session and Bro. Chris are taking the communion service to the homes of our shut in members. On Sunday night there was a special end of year service. Based on Philippians 3:1214, we focused on the future. We each made our own prayer request for the church and for ourselves for the coming year and Bro. Chris prayed about our requests. We joined in a circle and many prayed. It was a beautiful moving service. The youth had their lock in on December 31st. We will be studying in the Book of James for our Sunday night services.

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Cloras Chapel By Robin McNeil The cold cold weather has played a part in a lot of us being sick or feeling really bad this weekend. Sunday there were a lot of members out from church because of sickness and other things under God’s control. Pastor Myles and Sister Diane Myles had terrible colds this week with flu like symptoms. Sister Mary Harris is holding on and we are still in prayer for her and family. Sister Verdell Fisher is in Jackson General Hospital room 8105 with pneumonia and there are many others that are sick and those shut in. Congratulations to Jamarr and Kiera Fisk with the new addition of a beautiful baby girl! We are so proud of them! Fred and Lois Ivie had their baby boy Casey home this weekend from the Navy. They journeyed to Murfreesboro Sunday to visit Heather, Jeremy and the children. Hang in there Casey, We love you and miss you so much! Elder Ronald McNeil taught a beautiful Sunday School lesson Sunday. We all need God’s Grace and Mercy! Elder Charles Simpson did

the speaking on Sunday morning. Pastor Myles was out sick. He did a fantastic job and Minister Yolanda Bradford did a great job carrying out the services. We may not have been many but we were plenty in God’s eyesight. Jaykenden Ivie had a book Sunday with a card in it that had Rev. Myles’ name and number. So he ask “Where is Rev. Myles?� You got to love him! Sister Teresa Cawthon was out sick Sunday and we missed her too. We missed the Harris, Fishers, Fisk, and Bradford families,Pastor, Sweetie Pie Smith, and many many others who were out sick. We pray that all have a speedy recovery. Bible Study Wednesday night. We had a great time at New Birth Kingdom Tuesday night for watch service. Pastor preached and the choir really sang. We also enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared by New Birth. Everything was great and we thank New Birth for their great hospitality. Cloras Chapel says: Stay warm, Stay safe, and have a good week! We love you all!

Bethpage News By Joyce Brown It has been the best of times and the worst of times at Bethpage the last few weeks. We had wonderful times of worship with our pastor bringing Biblically inspired Christmas themed messages and our musicians and singers presenting beautiful seasonal music; all celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The sounds, sights, smells, taste and total experience we shared was very special. We had a good crowd at church today and really good service for the New Year. Following the music and Bro. Jeff’s sermon, he and the deacons served the Lord’s Supper. It was a moving way to begin the year. Then two days before Christmas Riley Littleton passed away. A time of sadness prevailed in his family, his many friends and church family. However, with the sadness there was great joy that he was spending his first Christmas with his Lord in his Heavenly home.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jean and all his family during this difficult time. A large crowd attended visitation and his funeral service held December 27. We will all surely miss this sweet gentle man. Here we are already in 2014 and looking forward to a good year in the Lord. Looks like we have missed most of the snow but wow! The cold wind is blowing like a blizzard and temps are falling. So many are not as fortunate as we are in that they don’t have warm homes and the things they need to take care of themselves in situations like this. Our prayers should be for God’s protection and provision for them and if we can do something to help out we will be moved to do so. God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.� So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper.� Hebrews 13:5-6.

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New Hope News By Shirley Hooper Wednesday evening we began the new year with Bible study and prayer time. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 tells we are being transformed into God’s likeness as his Holy Spirit lives in us. We were given a Christian Life Inventory to study and apply to our lives. It lists the stages of Spiritual Growth. Sunday morning we welcomed many visitors, who are always our honored guests. Two ordinances are set up in the Bible; Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We were privileged to celebrate both. Courtney Selph was baptisted, quickly because the heating element in our baptistery was not working. Courtney was a brave young woman and said go ahead with it. Brother Corey preached on these two ordinances. Both are

perfect symbols of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28: 18-20, the Great Commission, tells us to go and make disciples. 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells how to become a new creature. Ephesians 2:8-9 tells the mode of salvation. Sunday evening services were cancelled due to inclement weather. Sunday, January 12, Dave Tidwell and four others from the Carpenters for Christ will be here during the morning worship service. Please make plans to attend and bring your questions. ‘Fresh Life Sunday’ will be January 19. Evangelist Jerry Reynolds will be our speaker during the morning service. “We should be grateful for blessings not yet received, for blessings unknown.� Norman Vincent Peale

Rutherford 1st Baptist By Katheryn Blankenship Happy New Year! It has been a couple of weeks since I got the news in. Now everybody’s goal is to try to stay in and stay warm with this cold weather! Our crowd for church was affected from the weather and our Sunday night service was canceled. There were several children that went down for children’s church. Brother Jason asked what was the best thing they got for Christmas, of course they all had answers. He reminded them the best thing that has ever happened at Christmas was the birth of Jesus. We had a special treat Sunday from Michael Poor, who sang ‘A Place Called Grace.’

Brother Jason’s message ‘Ready for the Day’ was taken from Romans 13:1114. We start a Bible study Wednesday night on Daniel. We also start a Sunday night Bible study, ‘Not a Fan.’ Several have already had birthdays this year. I hope you all had a good one! This week we have two that are a year older, Tommy Bearden, and Joan Capps. If you do not have a church home, start the year out right, get in church. We welcome you to our church. One way to do great things for Christ is to do little things for others. Until next week, God bless.

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The Apostolic I pulled my sweater together a little tighter and tucked my chin into my chest as I made my way into the grocery store. It was crowded with people all buying Christmas dinner paraphernalia. I was purposely a little extra cheerful and kinder than normal just as most others were, but inside I was pondering how sad it was that the celebration of Jesus’ birth has been choked out by consumerism and commercialism. My negative thinking came to a sudden halt when I saw a display of tangerines that was set up in the middle of the produce isle. A wave of nostalgia washed over me as I picked one up and rolled it around in the palm of my hand. I loved these tiny things as a child because they fit so well in my little hands. Years of childhood Christmas memories played in my head as I remembered that I too was once a child who simply hoped that everything I had asked for would be under the tree on Christmas morning. My parents were just people who hoped they could give me all I wanted one day out of the year. We were a church going group – my mom, my

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brother, and me – but that’s about it. We didn’t discuss church stuff at home. I never knew why we celebrated Christmas. It never occurred to me to ask. For about a month out of the year, it seemed that everything that went on was about Christmas and since Christmas was about Santa and Santa was about me, then it stood to reason that Christmas was just that – a season about me. I would never question that – what kid would. Now, in my latter years, I see a different picture. In Luke chapter four, Jesus had just returned to Galilee after being out in the wilderness for forty days being tempted of the devil. He walked into the temple, picked up a scroll and read these words from Isaiah 61:1-2 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me to preach Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the downtrodden will be freed from their oppressors, and that the time of the Lords favor has come (LK. 4:1819 NLT). What does all of that really mean? In Leviticus 25, God laid out for the Israelites

Salem Methodist Mercy me it’s cold outside! My poor unit is doing all it can to keep us warm tonight! As I sit here this evening writing the news I realize just how blessed I am. With food in my belly, warm clothes on my back and my family close by, I just couldn’t ask for more. With a new year upon us we each have a chance at a new start. I hope this can be the year of fearless abandonment. I hope to reach those who need to find peace and contentment in their life that only Christ can give. I pray that my mind is continually focused on the real priorities in life and that I can draw closer to Him in my daily walk. A “Recipe for a Happy New Year” was the sermon

the law of the jubilee. We think jubilee, we think celebration. It’s hard to imagine the two words ‘law’ and ‘jubilee’ residing together in the same phrase. Keep in mind, though, that the book of Leviticus was purely law. The jubilee was a celebration of sorts. But it was not a party. It was a time of rest. The purpose of the time of jubilee, which came around only once every fifty years, was three fold. The year of jubilee would provide liberty (Lev.25:10), remind the Israelites that all belonged to God (25:23), and would give back to those who had lost land due to the harsh circumstances of life all that they had lost (25:28). Jesus the Christ began His ministry by proclaiming that He was One sent to us that would set us free from our oppressors, give us abundant life because all the earth belongs to Him and is available to us when we are His, and He would give back to us the spiritual richness that Satan robbed from us when He convinced Eve to sin in the garden, making us all spiritually poor. May we continue to in our jubilee all year long.

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Bro. Mike blessed us with this week. The scripture was taken out of Philippians 3:7-14. He also talked with the children during Children’s Time about how he usually made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. He stated that he normally succeeds just to have holiday goodies wreck his accomplishments by the year end! No matter what each child resolved to do in the year 2014, Bro. Mike asked that they always keep God and Jesus first. I think that would be a good resolution for a child of any age. We will soon be filling our church calendar with activities of all kinds. Wayne Tosh asked the congregation to bring forward any new

ideas to help make this year a good one. The youth will begin meeting again on Wednesday night at 6pm. Randall and I look forward to a new year with the kids and all we can learn and accomplish together. Those needing our prayers this week are the Carroll family, the Cole family, Ray Samples sister, Mary Sammons family, Vicki Roberts, and Dan Smith. I’ll leave you with this thought to ponder as you start the New Year: “If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present…gratefully.” –Maya Angelou

January is Space and Flight month at Discovery Park BY GLENDA CAUDLE THE MESSENGER Discovery Park of America will be kicking off 2014 with a new month-by-month focus on special topics and ideas that are sure to generate interest across the area, according to a spokesman for the multi-million dollar 50acre complex on Union City’s northwest side. January will be Space and Flight Month at DPA. Beginning Tuesday and continuing through the end of the month, there will be a free temporary space exhibit in the ATA Traveling Exhibit Hall. Access will be available from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays in January for those who have paid for entry to DPA. Among the items on exhibit will be a seat used by astronauts and provided by the U.S. Space Center in Huntsville, Ala. Dr. Lionel Crews from UTMartin will host a star gazing opportunity on the Great Lawn at DPA Jan. 10 from 6-8. This will be another free event for those who have memberships or who have purchased a ticket for entry to the park. Participants are reminded to bring their own telescopes. DPA visitors who are at least 4-feet tall can experience the multi-axis trainer used to prepare astronauts for existing in a gravity-free state on their visit to DPA, as well. This opportunity will be offered from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 1112 in the Tennessee Room. There is a $2 fee for visitors, in addition to the entrance fee to the park. A Lunar Sample Disc (this is an authentic moon rock) display will be set up in the Discovery Center lobby those same days and times and will be available at no extra charge. Dr. Crews will be lecturing on exotic objects in outer space

Jan. 18 from 11 a.m.-noon in one of Discovery Center’s classrooms. This event is free, as are the lectures that same day set for 1-2 p.m. on living in space with Diane Bell, complete with a lunar sample, and the 3-4 p.m. program led by Philip Senn focusing on GPS navigation tech geocaching. Helicopter rides will be offered to the first 60 takers and will be on sale by this weekend at the Discovery Center ticket counter, with take-off from the Great Lawn 1-3 p.m. Jan. 18. Pilot Mike Rinker will take guests aloft for an additional ticket price of $20. Also on the great lawn, from 3:30-4 p.m. that day, there will be a free aerial demonstration and flyby. Visiting astronaut Robert Lee “Hoot” Gibson and his wife, Dr. Rhea Seddon, will be speaking to Union City Rotary Club at the Hampton Centré Jan. 24 from noon -1 p.m. and that evening, from 6-8, guests will have the opportunity to dine with the astronauts in Dinosaur Hall at DPA. Gibson is a retired U.S. Navy captain and naval aviator and a retired NASA astronaut. He flew five missions from 1984 to 1995 on board ships such as the Orbiter Columbia, the Atlantis and the Endeavour and spent a total of 36.5 days in space. Since his retirement, he has worked as a commercial pilot for Southwest Airlines and has been named chief operating officer and chief test pilot for Benson Space Co. He has flown 111 different aircraft types and he competed at the 2007 Reno Air Races. In September 2013, he qualified the Hawker Sea Fury in the 50th National Championship Air Races at a speed of 479.164 mph, the fastest Sea

Fury qualifying time. Dr. Seddon was one of the first group of astronauts to include women and she flew on three space shuttle flights as mission specialist and then as payload commander. She is currently the assistant chief medical officer of the Vanderbilt Medical Group in Nashville. A special feature of that event will be the unveiling of Gibson and Seddon’s NASA Flight Suits, which will be on display at Discovery Park. The following day, Jan. 25, there will be a free opportunity, after entry fee, to meet the astronauts in Dinosaur Hall from 1-3 p.m. The first 500 children to attend will also receive free autographed photos of the astronauts. Young visitors will receive free coloring books and crayons, toy airplanes and space stamps and stickers for as long as supplies last throughout the month, a spokesman said. In addition to the multiple opportunities to learn about space and enjoy the many activities planned specifically for January, DPA visitors can access the exciting Starship experience each hour on the hour for a small extra fee. Excitement about DPA continues to build, with visitors from overseas joining those from multiple states throughout the nation. As of year’s end, the total number of guests stands at over 40,200 for the project’s first two months in session. As monthly emphasis on new and exciting topics continues and special live programs and projects are unveiled, that enthusiasm seems destined to expand — a prospect DPA supporters say is just what they’ve been dreaming of for six years.

Keely Mill By Diane Hamlin Our Sunday school hour began with Stephen Fields leading us in the hymn ‘Count Your Blessings.’ Dakota Warren opened us in prayer. We all dismissed to our classes. Christy Skelton opened the adult class in prayer before doing a good job teaching us our lesson ‘Stay Open and Obedient’ from John 15:1-25. Jesus described to His disciples that He is the true vine, and God the father tends the vineyard. Christ’s followers are ‘branches’ on the true Vine, connected to Christ by faith and thus expected to bear spiritual fruit. Shirley King closed us in prayer. Our Sunday morning worship hour began with Elaine Fields playing the piano and Scott Fields and the church choir leading us in our offertory hymn ‘To God Be the Glory.’ Perry Wimberley opened services in prayer. Rejoice in the Lord

always. Bro. Steve ministered to the residents in the Dyer Nursing Home on Sunday morning and was back in time to welcome everyone and make our announcements. We all enjoyed the hugs, handshakes and words of encouragement with one another during our time of meet and greet with our church family and visitors. We thank the Lord for our visitors. Bro. Steve prayed over our church services. The church choir led the congregation in the hymns ‘Now I Belong to Jesus’ and ‘What a Day That Will Be.’ Bro. Steve blessed us with our special music, ‘Word of God Speak.’Children’s church was dismissed to Jennifer Fields. Bro. Steve delivered our morning message ‘Wise Men’ from Matthew 2:112. Mrs. Nell Wimberley dismissed services in prayer as the hymn ‘Just As I Am’

was sung. Our Discipleship Training hour began with the hymn ‘Trust and Obey.’ Stephen Fields opened services in prayer. Diane Hamlin opened the adult class in prayer. Christy Skelton did a good job teaching us our lesson Why Worship and Serve? Romans 12:1. Carolyn Vandergriffe closed us in prayer. Our Sunday night worship hour was a fifth Sunday night of praise and worship. Mike Fields led us in a melody of our favorite hymns. Bro. Steve welcomed everyone and took prayer requests. Tonya Fields led in prayer over all our requests. Ms. Dorsie shared her testimony with us. We took time to be thankful for all the Lord had blessed us with over the past year. Bro. Steve dismissed services in prayer. Read your Bibles, pray and always be thankful.

Community Calendars OBAMACARE Hear and see a presentation by Dr. Amanish Sethi Orthopedic Surgeon at the Vanderbilt Orthopedic Institute starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014, Milan Senior Citizens Center. The centr is located at 1075 E Van Hook., Milan, TN. *No Charge *Limited Seating ObamaCare. How it will impact our medical care, our economy and our standard of living. LIONS CLUB CHILI SUPPER The Dyer Lions Club will be having a Chili Supper at the Dyer School cafeteria on Thursday, January 9 from 5 p.m. till 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 and includes chili, drink and dessert. Tickets can be purchased from any Lions Club member, State Farm office or Dyer Jr. High basketball players. COMMODITY DISTRUBUTION DATE Distribution dates for commodity foods are: Bradford-January 3rd 9 to 10 a.m.; Humboldt-January 9th, 10 a.m.-12 noon; Milan-January 14th, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Kenton, Medina, Gibson and Dyer-January 21st, 9-11 a.m.; Rutherford-January 21st, 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Yorkville-January 21st, 8 a.m. only; Trenton-January 24th, 8-11 a.m. GCVAA SPRING ART SHOW The Gibson County Visual Arts Association (GCVAA) will hold its annual Spring Art Show April 7 – May 9, 2014. The deadline for entries is February 3, 2014. You may download prospectus at www.wtrac.tn.org or email royceanna@yahoo.com, gcvaa2012@gmail.com, or tuvart@charter. net. For more information call 731-784-4120 or 731-695-3258. GC PEEWEE BASKETBALL Now’s the time for Peewee Basketball at Gibson County High School! Both the girls and boys programs want to get to know the up and coming future pioneers. It is essential that we start early to help them succeed. The program will start the first Saturday January 11, 2014 and we will continue every Saturday through March 1, 2014. Registration for boys and girls ages 1st thru 6th grade will begin at 10:30 a.m. on January 11th. Please do not turn your form into your school. Please bring it with you on the day of registration. GC Peewee Basketball program will cost $40, which includes a t-shirt, practices, and games. Games will be play at Gibson County High School boys time 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and girls 12 a.m. - 2 p.m. If you have any questions feel free to contact us. Coach Mitch Wilkins 692-3616, mwilkins@k12tn.net or Coach Justin Lowery 6923616, jlowery1@k12tn.net. CHARLIE REAGAN MEMORIAL RUN The Charlie Reagan Memorial Run benefiting the Milan Marching Bulldogs will be held February 22, 2014 at 8 a.m. at the Milan High School. There will be a 5K, 5K walk and 10K. Pre-registration is $20 and guarantees a t-shirt. Fee is nonrefundable. Same day registration is $25 at 7 a.m. (no guarantee of t-shirt). Large running groups or schools call 731-414-0263. Go to charliereaganmemorialrun@gmail.com for entry form. See more at www.facebook.com/CharlieReaganMemorialRun. STAR GAZING WITH DR. LIONEL CREWS Join Dr. Lionel Crews, Astro Physicist, for a unique ‘star gazing’ experience this Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Discovery Park Of America. This event is free and open to the public as part of Discovery Park’s Space and Flight Month. Bring your own telescope and meet in the lobby at Discovery Park between 5:30 and 6 p.m. At 6 star-gazers will be escorted out to the Great Lawn to view the winter sky. Dr. Crews will help you identify fascinating objects, stars, constellations and bright planets. Join your star gazing friends at Discovery Park Friday evening at 6 on the Great Lawn at Discovery Park of America, 830 Everett Blvd., Union City. www. discoveryparkofamerican.com.

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RELIGION Obituaries

MYRA JEAN GATLIN BUTLER Rutherford - Mrs. Myra Jean (Gatlin) Butler of Rutherford passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at her home in Rutherford. She was 63 years old. A memorial service was held for her at the Karnes and Son Funeral Chapel in Rutherford on January 11, 2014. Brother Robert Clark officiated the service. She was preceded in death by her parents; Lona Dock Gatlin and Mary Helen (Kirk) Huey, also one sister, Lona Marie Kingston and a brother, Henry Lindsey “H.L.� Gatlin. Myra is survived by her husband of 32 years, John Edwards Butler, two sisters, Joyce Ernestine Corbin of Trenton, and Glenda Kaye Hall of Cordova. She had 3 children, two sons and one daughter; Bobby Deon Brewer, Kevin Lee Brewer, and Tracey Helene Triplett. Myra also had 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Myra was a Jehovah’s Witness and had been for over 38 years, she devoted much of her time and energy to expressing her faith to others. She will be dearly missed by many.

Card of Thanks We would like to thank everyone for the calls, cards, flowers, food, visits, and most of all for your prayers after the passing of our loved one, Annie Lou King. A special thank to Karnes and Son Funeral home for all their help during this difficult time. Also to Brother Corey Meggs for providing the funeral service and Brother Terry Joe Owens for the beautiful music. Thanks to the Dyer Nursing Home for taking care of her while she was there. She made a lot of new friends during her stay. Again thanks to any act of kindness that was shown. The family of Annie Lou King The family of Riley Littleton would like to express our thanks for each and every act of kindness shown to us during this difficult time. Words cannot express what it means to us to have such wonderful friends and family. Whether it was a kind word, a prayer, a plate of food, or even just a thought, we definitely appreciate it. The love you have shared with us will not soon be forgotten. Especially to Leitherland Family Clinic for all they did for us during this time and to CareAll for the services they rendered. May God bless each and everyone. Gloria J. Littleton, Ricky, Janice and Matthew. Dennis, Lori Littleton, Steve and Susan Littleton, Todd, Kristin, Malone Littleton, Emily, Kirk and Emmett Lowrance, Lucas, Lacy and Ethan Littleton and Andy, Molly and Thomas Littleton

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Newbern - Mr. Chris Allen Stephens, age 44, of Newbern, passed away from this life on January 1, 2014, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Funeral services for Mr. Stephens were conducted on January 4, 2014, in the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home of Dyer with Bro. Don Cooper and Bro. Eddie Hayes officiating. Interment followed in Yorkville Cemetery of Yorkville. Mr. Stephens was born June 30, 1969, in Trenton; the son of Rufus and Linda Stephens. He worked for Royal Guard Vinyl Company of Newbern. Chris was a member of Laneview Baptist Church. Mr. Stephens is survived by his wife, Heather Stephens; two brothers, Eugene Stephens and wife Beverly, and Kevin Stephens; nephew, Sean Stephens; niece, Lillian Stephens; and his parents. He was preceded in death by both his paternal and maternal grandparents.

JON ADAM CARROLL

Dyer - Mr. Jon Adam Carroll, 29, of Dyer, passed away on January 2, 2014, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Funeral services for Mr. Carroll were held on January 5, 2014, in the Chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Dyer, with Bro. Ray Carroll officiating. Interment will follow in Elbridge Cemetery of Elbridge, Tennessee. Jon Adam Carroll was the son of Mr. Jon Carroll and Ms. Cindy Locke. Carroll was the owner and operator of Carroll Construction Co. in Dyer and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Dyer. Carroll is survived by his father, Jon Carroll and wife Kalista of Dyer; his mother, Cindy Locke; his grandmother, Sally Carroll; his uncle Ray Carroll both of Dyer, and fiancĂŠe Ms. Natalie Reed of Kenton.

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Kenton - Mrs. Joyce Penney, 79 of Kenton, passed away from this life on January 2, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Union City. Funeral services for Mrs. Penney were conducted on January 6, 2014, at the Kenton First Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Pratt and Bro. Wayne Perkins officiating. Interment followed in Sunnyside Cemetery of Kenton. She was born October 6, 1934, in Obion County; devoted daughter of the late Vermon C. and Myrtle (nee West) Hanks. Mrs. Penney was a banking supervisor with First Nation Wide Bank in Northbrooke, Illinois. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenton, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Mrs. Penney was the beloved wife of Finley McKinley Penney; loving mother of Randy Owens (Pamela), John Penney (Cathy), Kathy Bassette (David), and Sandra Penney; dear sister of Inez (Billy Jack) Edmiston; and loving grandma to all grandchildren and great-grandchildren and fond aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Laverne Cooper and Lois Gordon and her parents. Karnes and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Joyce Penney.

Dyer - Mrs. Modine Overbey Scarborough, 96, of Dyer, passed away from this life on December 29, 2013, at Dyer Nursing Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Scarborough were conducted on January 2, 2014, in the chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home of Dyer with Bro. Marlon Stephens officiating. Interment followed in Good Hope Cemetery of Dyer. Mrs. Scarborough was born December 27, 1917, in Gibson County, Tennessee; the daughter of the late Mrs. and Mrs. Dolly Litton and Joseph Edmond Overbey. She retired from Brown Shoe Company of Dyer. Mrs. Scarborough was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Mrs. Scarborough is survived by daughters, Peggy Autry and husband Bill, and Martha Ann Parkin with husband Charles; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Foster Scarborough; son, Jerry Lynn Scarborough; three brother; four sisters; and her parents. Karnes and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Modine Overbey Scarborough.

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In an effort to recognize the Best of the Best, The Tri-City Reporter asks our readers to determine who and what they consider to be the Best of the Best here. Winners will be announced in the Best of the Best special section in March.

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Sports & Education Pioneers finish fourth in GCHS Christmas Tournament BY LORI CATHEY Gibson County Pioneers finished in fourth place in the Gibson County Pioneer Christmas Invitational Tournament held at Gibson County. The Pioneers got off to a slow start in the first round, only scoring 9 points in the first half. Pioneer Zach Eskew stole the ball for an easy lay-up with 2:11 left in the first quarter to tie the game 4 all. Heritage went on a 5-0 run to take a 9 to 4 lead into the second quarter. Gibson County came out flat in the second quarter only scoring 5 points and went into halftime down by 2 points (12-9). In the third quarter, the Pioneers went on a 8-2 run thanks to a 3pointer from Peyton Holt and one from teammate Brannion Simpson to give Gibson County 21 to 18 lead going into the final quarter. The Pioneers managed to increase their lead in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, with backto-back 3 pointers from Joe Lee and Pierce Holt. With less than two minutes remaining in the game Peyton Holt and Mac Hicks both hit long 3-pointers to take a 35 to 31 led. With less than 30 seconds left in the game Pierce Holt and Joe Lee both were intentionally fouled. Holt and Lee each

made 2 free throws to give Gibson County a 39-33 victory over Heritage. Scoring for the Pioneers were Peyton Holt with 10 points, Brannion Simpson with 7 points, Pierce Holt 6 points, Zach Eskew 6 points, Mac Hicks 3 points and Deonte’ Watson with 2 points. Saturday night the Pioneers came out and took a early lead against Halls of Little Rock, Arkansas but lost 63-50 in the second round of the GC Christmas Tournament. In the first quarter Pioneer Mac Hicks made two 3pointers putting Gibson County ahead 13 to 12 at the end the first quarter. Pierce Holt and Hicks both landed 3-pointers in the second quarter. The Warriors outscored Gibson County by 19 to 16 to take a 31-29 halftime lead. Gibson County had no luck in the third quarter. Cold shooting allowed the Warriors to go on a 21 to 6 run to have a 52-32 led at the end of the third quarter. The Pioneers outscored the Warriors 15 to 11 in the final frame but lost 63-50. Gibson County’s leading scorer was Mac Hicks with 12 points. Zach Eskew and Joe Lee each added 9 points. Peyton Holt had 8 points; Pierce Holt added 6 points and Shakur Harris finished

with a point. Gibson County faced Bolivar Monday night in the boys consolation game and it was a thriller down to the last second. Sophomore Peyton Holt opened up the game up with a 3-pointer from the top of the key. Midway through the quarter Gibson County was outscored 9-0 to give Bolivar a 9 to 5 lead. With 33 seconds left in the first quarter Joe Lee hit a 3pointer from the right wing to tie the game at 13 all. But Bolivar came down the floor and Demetrice Braddock hit a 3-pointer with 8 seconds left to give Bolivar a 16 to 13 lead to end the first quarter. In the second quarter Bolivar went on a 10-1 run to take a 32-23 lead with three minutes remaining in quarter. Pioneer Pierce Holt hit a 3-pointer from the left wing to pull Gibson County within two points with 1:35 left in the quarter. Bolivar went on a 5-2 run in the final seconds to take a 3732 led at the half. In the third quarter Gibson County was able to take the led behind Zack Eskew who added 11 points and Peyton Holt with 8 points. The Pioneers outscored the Tigers 21-16 in the quarter to take a 53-52 lead going into the fourth quarter. The two teams swapped

baskets back and forth for the remaninder of the game. With 2:03 left in the game Pioneer Zack Eskew, with an offensive rebound, was fouled and made 1 of 2 free throws to give Gibson County a 67-66 lead. In the final seconds of the the game Bolivar made a basket for 68 to 67 win over Gibson County. “I feel like we really have improved over the tournament as a team,” said Pioneer head coach Justin Lowery. “I was proud to see the team fighting back and never giving up.” The Gibson County Pioneer Player of the Week is Zach Eskew. “Eskew really step it up during the Christmas tournament and showed his leadership as a senior. He is a scrappy player with a lot of determination to win ballgames. He is a senior forward who averaged 13 points per game during the tournament. He had 18 rebounds, 4 steals and 6 charges for the tournament,” added Coach Lowery. See GCHS Scoreboard below sponsored by Food Rite. Zach Eskew led the way for Gibson County with 23 points. Peyton Holt added 14 points and Joe Lee had 13 points. Pierce Holt finished with 10 points, Mac Hicks added 4 points and Deonte’ Watson had 2 points.

GOING FOR THREE – Lady Pioneer CaraBeth Holt shoots a 3-pointer at the top of the key. Holt was the leading scorer with 15 points against Haywood County. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

STEALING THE BALL – Lady Pioneer Mackenna Upchurch makes a steals against Scott’s Hill during the Christmas Tournament. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

HOLT GOES UP – Gibson County sophomore Peyton Holt puts up a jump shot under pressure for a basket against Heritage. Holt was the Pioneers’ leading scorer with 10 points. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Lady Pioneers victorious from page 1 halftime. Liberty was outscored 22-15 in the third quarter. Gibson County built a double-digit lead and pulled away for a convincing 64-46 victory. Justyce White led the way for Gibson County with 15 points. CaraBeth Holt added 14 points and Erin Lannom had 12 points. Sarah Beth Mullins finished with 10 points, McKenna Upchurch added 6 points, and Briana Fields had 5 points. In the championship game Gibson County’s Briana Fields opened up the game with a quick drive to the basket to put the Lady Pioneers on the scoreboard. Scott’s Hill went on a 7-0 run at the 4:40 mark. But the Lady Pioneers came right back when Sarah Beth Mullins was fouled on an offensive rebound and made 1 of 2 foul shots to pull Gibson County within a point to end the first quarter (12-11). With 3:10 left in the second quarter Gibson County’s Justyce White with an offensive rebound, put it back in for 2 points to tie the game at 19 all. The Lady Lions outscored Gibson County 7 to 4 in the last two minutes of the quarter to take a 26-23 lead into halftime. During halftime Gibsothe Lady Pioneers made some adjustments to their defense and only allowed the Lady Lions 4 points in the third quarter. Mackenna Upchurch came off the bench for White who got into foul trouble. Upchurch didn’t score any points but she played some great defense and had two big steals that turned into easy baskets for Gibson County. The Lady Pioneers went on 15-0 run behind Erin Lannom scoring 12 of the 22 points in the quarter to give Gibson County a 45 to

30 led. The Lady Pioneers went on 15-0 run behind Erin Lannom scoring 12 of the 22 points in the quarter to give Gibson County a 45 to 30 led to end the quarter. In the fourth quarter Gibson County’s CaraBeth Holt made a 3-pointer from the left wing and went 4 for 4 from the foul line to help the Lady Pioneers to a 6544 championship victory over Scott’s Hill. Gibson County as a team shot 47 percent from the field and was 19 of 23 from fthe ree throw line. In the second half the Lady Pioneers were 14 of 14 from the free throw line. Erin Lnnom made 6 and Sarah Beth Mullins and CaraBeth Holt each made 4. The Lady Pioneers had 5 assists, 25 rebounds and 12 steals. “Our defense triggered an 18 point run,” Lady Pioneer coach Mitch Wilkins said. “We made adjustments in the way they were attacking our press. This was a team effort and we made great decisions on our offense to help us win this game.” The Gibson County Lady Pioneers Player of the Week is CareBeth Holt. “Holt is a very focused, determined player and works extremely hard. She has really stepped up and done a great job as s leader. She is a senior guard who averaged 15 points per game during the Christmas tourmnament. She had 7 steals, 4 assist and 9 rebounds for the tournament,” added Wilkins. See GCHS Scoreboard below sponsored by Food Rite. Gibson County’s Erin Lannom led four Lady Pioneers in double figures with 23 points, followed by CareBeth Holt with 17. Sarah Beth Mullins and Briana Fields each had 10 points and Justyce White chipped in 4 points. Gibson County will face South Fulton Friday night away.

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Action from the GCHS Invitational Christmas Tournament

GC CHEERLEADERS The Gibson County cheerleaders cheered on the girls’ basketball team on as they entered the gym during the Christmas tournament. (Photo by Lori Cathey) UP AND IN – Freshman Justyce White drives past two defenders for a basket. White led the way for Gibson County with 15 points against Liberty.

GOING FOR TWO – Lady Pioneer Erin Lannom drives to the basket for two points Monday night. Lannom was the Lady Pioneers’ leading scorer with 23 points in championship game. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

SHOOTING OVER THE TOP - Gibson County’s Mac Hicks shoots over a Bolivar defender for a basket. Hicks led Gibson County with 12 points against Halls of Little Rock, Arkansas. (Photo by Lori Cathey

JUMP SHOT - Senior #2 Zach Eskew shoots a jump shot over three Bolivar defenders for 2 points. Eskew had 23 points against Bolivar. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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JR. POINEERS 8TH GRADE RECOGNIZED – The 8th grade Jr. Pioneers basketball players and cheerleaders were recognized recently during a home game. Members recognized were (front row) Hayley Petty, Hayden Moody, (middle row) Maddie Neal, Katelyn Hurst, Catherine Watts, Caitlyn Watts, (back row) Brennan Lownsdale, Kirk Kozark, Henry Todd, Josh Samples and Dalton Kilzer.

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Dyer Station announces winners

OVERALL BEST DECORATED HOUSE - Beth Rudd, at 132 Ashley Street, won Overall Best Decorated House in the Dyer Station Celebration Best Decorated Houses contest. Her son Brandon, holding daughter Lisbeth, puts up the decorations for her.

BY CINDY EAST The Dyer Station Celebration committee announces the ‘Best Decorated Homes’ contest winners. Most Festive winner is the home of Jerry and Kathy Hubble at 289 Hull Street. The Hubbles go all out with a nativity scene, a sleigh, Santa Claus and lots of lights. Carmon and Judee Lannom, at 189 Maple Street won Most Original. Judee Lannom said, “The most traditional and meaningful part of our decorations are the sleds hung under the word ‘Joy’ on the street side of our house. When our first grandchildren, twin boys, were born 19 years ago, Carmon made them a decorative sled with their name on it. The

word ‘Joy’ was added above them, because that is practically synonymous with grandchildren! When each grandchild was born, we added a sled for the grand total of 10! Now, after lunch on Thanksgiving day, the ‘grand’ go upstairs where the sleds are stored and bring down their sled for the annual ‘hanging of the sleds.� “Every year we determine we’re not going to bring as

many decorations down from the upstairs, but seldom a day goes by that one of us doesn’t add ‘just one more thing,’ until it’s Christmas. Marty and Tom, our two sons who live close, are good to help with both putting up and taking down though,� added Lannom. Charles and Patty Robinson at 1226 South Main Street won Most Beautiful. Their decorations are beautiful in their

simplicity. The front windows all have matching wreaths with red bows. A child’s sled is leaned against a tree, also with a matching wreath. The house is then spotlighted. Beth Rudd, at 132 Ashley Street, won Overall Best Decorated home. Her home featured garland with red and white lights, wreaths and a lighted snowman. Rudd’s son Brandon, decorates the home for her.

GCVAA sponsors photography exhibition The Gibson County Visual Arts Association will sponsor their 2nd Annual Photography Exhibition January 18 - March 29. This exhibit will be judged by Dr. Tom Gallien from the University of Tennessee Martin. Dr. Gallien is an accomplished photographer who lives in Martin. He is a member of the Northwest Tennessee Photography Club. He also teaches many photography courses at the UTM. He has been a judge in the prestigious Augusta, Georgia Photography contest on several occasions. “We are very fortunate to have him as a judge in this year’s GCVAA photography contest,� said Royce Harris. There will be categories and prizes will be awarded.

A date for the reception for the Exhibit has not been decided. The Gibson County Visual Arts Association will meet January 18. We will accept entries from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Guidelines for the Exhibit: ENTRIES-Each person who enters can enter up to two photographs per category. The fee per entry will be $10 per photograph entered. No professional photographers can enter. The entry must be framed. Matting is optional; however, a small photograph such as a 5x7 must be matted to 8x10. The size of the photograph can range from a 5 x 7 to16 x 20. All frames must have wire hangers.

ENTER YOUR PHOTOS The GCVAA is sponsoring their 2nd Annual Photography Exhibition January 18-March 29. Pat Riley, general manager of Gibson County Utility District snapped these photos of a humming bird and a bee.

Photographs may be delivered to Trenton City Hall Saturday, January 18, or by arrangement with Pat Riley, email Pat@gcud. net or Royce Harris at royceanna67@yahoo.com. or phone Royce at 731-6953258. CATEGORIES - The Natural World -Animals, plants, landscapes, geological formations, climate episodes (clouds, sunsets, sunrises, lightning, snow, etc.) People-All children and adults. Travel-Local,US and abroad. Elements Of DesignImages making good use of graphic elements of design (lines, shapes, pattern, form, texture, perspective, etc.) Digital Darkroom-Images created or drastically altered in software like Photoshop, Lightroom, etc. Flowers-Portraits, fields of wildflowers. Macro and DetailAnything goes as long as it is a tight detailed composition of detail. Motion and Blur-Anything goes as long as something is in motion. PRIZES - There will be a first and second place winners in each category, aGrand Prize winner for Best of Show and a People’s Choice Award will be awarded as well. Royce Harris said, “We are really excited about our 2nd Annual Photography Exhibition for our association. We hope to have participation from throughout West Tennessee this year.�

MOST BEAUTIFUL - Patty and Charles Robinson, at 1266 South Main Street, won Most Beautiful in the Dyer Station Celebration Best Decorated Houses contest.

MOST FESTIVE - Jerry and Kathy Hubble won Most Festive in the Dyer Station Celebration Best Decorated Houses contest. The Hubbles live at 289 Hull Street.

MOST ORIGINAL - Judee and Carmon Lannom, at 189 Maple Street, won Most Original in the Dyer Station Celebration Best Decorated Houses contest.

Trenton Medical Center Update West Tennessee Healthcare continues to deliver on our commitment to bring more of the services people need most often to Gibson County

In Trenton the changes include: Gibson General Hospital will be replaced by Trenton Medical Center The Emergency Room will stop seeing patients January 17, 2014 at 1 pm Trenton Medical Center Urgent Care will open on January 20, 2014 Mon – Fri 4 pm – 9 pm | Saturday 8 am – 1 pm

Urgent Care Sports Plus Rehab Centers

No interruption in Sports Plus Physical Therapy Services No interruption in Lab and X-Ray Outpatient Services Coming Soon:

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A Service of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital

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Outpatient Services A Service of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital

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Other services for Gibson County: s4HE%MERGENCY$EPARTMENTOF*ACKSON -ADISON#OUNTY'ENERAL Hospital will have a location at Humboldt Medical Center bringing more comprehensive emergency care s"EGINNING*ANUARYn/PEN

Hospitalist Program at Milan General Hospital is in operation providing care focused on the needs of patients who are hospitalized

Providing More of the Health Care Services People Need Most Often


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