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BY MICHAEL ENOCHS Connie Cooper writes the news for the North Union community that appears in the Tri-City Reporter every week. Besides writing the North Union news, Cooper is a part time rural mail route carrier for the Union City Postal Service. She is married to Brother Don Cooper who is the Pastor at North Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Sarah Allen used to write the North Union news but passed it on to Connie Cooper two years ago. Cooper was a good choice for the job, having written the community news for

Laneview Baptist Church, between Rutherford and Kenton, while her husband was the pastor there for 14 years. Connie Cooper said, “I always liked writing in school. My family had a large riding stable business when I was growing up in Dansville, Michigan, which is a small community not far from Lansing. Besides having a riding stable my father was also a Church of God pastor. I graduated as the valedictorian of my class from the small school there at Dansville. I met my future husband, Don, when he came to rent a horse one day at the stable in 1968. We started dating and got married in 1970.� Cooper continued, “At church I always like to see page 10

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The Chambers of Gibson County would like to jointly invite you to participate in our 4th annual ‘Taste Of Gibson County.’ The theme for this year’s event is food for the holidays. The tasting will be held on October 27, 2011 at the Milan National Guard Armory located on Hwy. 45E South in Milan. The time of the event is 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. We encourage you to come find that special restaurant or caterer to handle your upcoming holiday gatherings. Area restaurants/caterers will be providing samples of favorite holiday foods and specialty items for you to enjoy. Tickets may be purchased in advance at any of the Chamber locations or at the door. Ticket prices are: adults ages 12 years and up $10, children ages 6 – 11 years $5, and five years and under free. Bring your whole family for a night of great food, fun and fellowship. For more information call your local chamber at 6867494, 855-0973 or 7841842.

National Take Back Initiative is October 29 Four Agencies that are members of the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force will be taking part in the National Take Back Initiative on Saturday, October 29th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is an on-going initiative that has been spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration to bring awareness to the growing problem of prescription drug abuse by today’s young people. The purpose of this initiative is to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. These agencies will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. This service is being offered free and anonymous, no questions see page 3

TRIANGLE SQUARED - The Tri-City Reporter was recently added to the Gibson County Visual Arts Assc. Quilt Trail. The quilt board, called ‘Triangle Squared’ was installed by Eddie Harris, James Crossnoe and Sam Pedan, three generations of Royce Harris’ family. Harris is chairperson of the quilt trail.

Tri-City added to Quilt Trail Check out the Tri-City Reporter building in Dyer for the latest installation of a quilt board for the Gibson County Visual Arts Association Quilt Trail. Several quilt trail locations have been selected for their visibility n their communities. Contributions have been made for sponsorships, and Richard Edwards, who owns this building, agreed to support the quilt trail on his site. This pattern in red and yellow on a black and white background is called ‘Triangle Squared.’ “We are happy to be a part of the quilt trail,� said TCR editor Cindy East. “Our bright yellow

Bids for Expo Center water, sewer project to be opened November 3 The City of Dyer Board of Mayor and Alderpersons met in regular session Monday, October 10, 2011 at 7 p.m. Those present were Mayor Walton Thompson; Alderpersons Judy Baker, Bitsy Gilliland, Nathan Reed, Amanda Callins, Chris Younger, Roger Gray, and Marilyn Williamson. Alderperson Robert Johnson was absent. Attorney Jennifer Deen was present. In business brought before the board, Dewayne Eddlemon, who is a 16-year veteran with the Dyer Fire Department, tendered his letter of resignation. The board accepted Eddlemon’s resignation. In the mayor’s report, Mayor Walton Thompson opened bids for the wastewater plant roofing project. The bids were as follows: Absolute Construction bid $14,200. see page 3

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wall is the perfect background for the square.� Eddie Harris, James Crossnoe, and Sam Peden installed this board on September 28. This represented three generations from the family of Royce Harris, chairperson of the quilt trail project. James, a pilot for Delta, was home visiting his mother, Royce Harris and stepfather Eddie Harris. Her grandson, Sam Peden, has been installing other boards on the trail as well. “I always enjoy standing back and watching the contributions each make to the job,� said Royce. see page 3

Gibson County Schools adopt new teacher evaluation process BY CRYSTAL BURNS Gibson County Special School District (GCSD) director Eddie Pruett gave school board members an overview of the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM), a new evaluation process for teachers, at the October 13th meeting. Principals and supervisors using TEAM to evaluate teachers rate educators on planning, instruction, environment and professionalism and give teachers growth and achievement measure scores. The four breakdown areas of planning, instruction, environment and professionalism count for 50 percent of a teacher’s basic score. The growth score counts for 35 percent and the achievement measure score for 15 percent. “The most important piece is the observation piece,� Pruett said. Teachers classified as “Professionals� receive two announced and two unannounced observations each year. “Apprentice� teachers receive three announced and three unannounced observations. “Across the state, there’s been a lot of anxiety about it,� Pruett said. “I understand where the teachers are coming from. I understand that nervousness, but anytime you have two educators talking about a common goal, you’re on the right page there. It’s not to get you; it’s to improve instruction.�


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NEW EVALUATION - Eddie Pruett, Director of Schools for the Gibson County Special School District, gave board members a brief presentation on the new teacher evaluation system TEAM, which is being used across the state. Pruett said he understands teachers’ concerns but believes TEAM will help principals, supervisors and teachers improve instruction.

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The annual Trunk or Treat will be held at Dyer David Robinson Park Monday, October 31st from 5 – 8 p.m. Emergency vehicles and personnel from fire, police, rescue, EMS, utilities and more will be present passing out candy for children. The regular 12 o’clock curfew will apply for Halloween night.

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A new law that will require voters to show a valid photo ID at the polls won’t go into effect until next year, but in preparation for this new requirement, the Gibson County Election Commission will be having an outreach program and distributing flyers at upcoming city elections to inform the public see page 3

Principals and supervisors are to give teachers one area of reinforcement and one area of refinement after each observation. TEAM uses a rubric to score teachers. The state has given local school systems guidance on what they expect

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Insight & Opinion GC Republicans host Fincher 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,

FINCHER SPEAKER AT REAGAN DINNER - U.S. Congressman 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.

Clayburn Peeples reports: So I pick up a paper the other day, and I read about a Chicago woman who was arrested for attacking her

Weekly news, here for you, historically The staffs at the Chronicle and Tri-City Reporter hope our readers enjoy the Business Journal and Historical Review inside this week’s editions. No one publication could ever adequately reflect Gibson County’s vast and rich history. The numerous communities, countless personalities, business ventures, civic events and celebrations that have shaped Gibson County since her inception would be impossible to chronicle completely. We tried to keep the journal and review accurate and more of a glance back into history than a formal history. Adding the photos up, it was difficult,

to say the least, to choose which ones to present in this first ever Business Journal and Historical Review. We can only imagine the work that went into the local histories from which we drew much of our information. The history of a county such as Gibson, should one try to document it in its entirety, would take a full staff working full time for years. Our hats are off to local historians! Coming up next will be Holiday Recipes so please send us yours and encourage others to also. Every cook has at least two or three special recipes they should share. The book may be called Holiday

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.

Recipes, but everyday is a holiday when there is a good cook with a proven recipe in your kitchen! The more, the merrier! Recipes are a dime a dozen online these days but local recipes, by people you know, using local ingredients, are in themselves a history of sorts. A big thank you goes out to all who helped and are a part of the Gibson County Business Journal and Historical Review. Your local newspapers are here weekly to document the lives and legacies of our citizens. And we thank you for the privilege. A. Jackson


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husband with cupcakes. Yes, cupcakes. Although I knew they were a trendy food item right now, I had no idea they could be used as weapons. But apparently a box of them was sitting on the counter in the kitchen where the couple were arguing. The argument seems to have escalated to the point that the wife was hitting her husband on the hand, but that being insufficient to make her point, she unleashed a barrage of cupcakes at him, striking him, according to the police report, on the head, arms and upper body. Women do the darndest things when they’re angry, don’t they, especially when they are angry at their significant others. They can’t just stab or shoot them to express their anger and frustration. No, some go to great lengths to be creative in their cruelty. Like the woman from Washington state, for example, who began cutting her husband’s shoulder with his reciprocating saw while he was sleeping. After he awakened just in time to save his neck, she told him she had gotten the saw out to try to keep an intruder from escaping through her daughter’s bedroom window. Both her husband and the police failed to see how cutting her husband’s head off would have accomplished that purpose. Some women seem to be fond of tying men up before battering them. A Wisconsin woman talked her husband into allowing her to blindfold him and tie his hands to their

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bedpost. She then put a plastic bag over his head and began pummeling him over the head with a dumbbell. She wasn’t trying to kill him, however, she said. She was only trying to get him to stop yelling at her. It worked. A Utah woman promised her husband “a surprise” if he would allow her to tie him up. He enthusiastically submitted, whereupon she struck him hard over the head with a hammer. Surprise! And then there is the unfortunate Wisconsin married man who had at least three girlfriends on the side. His wife found out about them and called each one of them, telling all. The four then hatched a plot that involved one of them taking him to a motel, blindfolding him and tying him to the bed. That’s when the others showed up, and shortly thereafter one of them got out the Krazy Glue. They all left after he started screaming. In New York, a Muslim woman slashed her husband’s neck with a kitchen knife because, she claimed, he had made her eat pork, wear short skirts and drink alcohol in violation of her religious beliefs. In Texas, a woman became so angry with her husband about what she considered a sub par romantic encounter that she attacked him with a pair of scissors. Of course, true love being what it is, he refused to press charges despite cuts to his chest, leg and hand. Love hurts, sometimes pretty badly. A New York woman poured boiling water on her sleeping husband in order, she told police, to stop him from cheating on her. A Maine woman beat her husband with a baseball bat while he was sleeping, then slightly wounded herself with a gun in order to make the incident look like a home invasion. The reason? She

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was afraid he was going to leave her. Of course most domestic violence directed at men is not so colorfully carried out, or at least, we don’t think it is, but we don’t really know, because most male domestic abuse victims are too embarrassed to report it. It drives feminists crazy to hear this, but a number of recent studies show women to be equally aggressive when it comes to domestic abuse. Most people joke about it, but such attacks are a reality for the 250,000 men who are kicked, beaten, punched, stabbed, bludgeoned and shot by their significant others every year. We all know horror stories about abused women who don’t fight back or report violence against them, but the same thing happens to male abuse victims. Some men fear that if they started hitting back, they would never stop. Others think, for good reason, that no one would believe their side of the story if they told it and that they would end up being accused of abuse themselves. Still others remain silent out of embarrassment. Police officers are symbols of manhood in America. How do you walk up to one and report that your wife just beat you up? Very few men do. And so it goes; the vicious cycle spins on and on and on. On both sides of the bed, as husbands and wives break each other’s bones as well as their hearts, hurting each other so badly the pain rolls down the generations, and their children learn the worst lesson possible, that family violence is a part of normal life. So they, the children of such unions, grow up to abuse their own spouses and children, who in turn, grow up to abuse theirs, who in turn . . . It never stops. A line from one of W. H. Auden’s long ago poems comes to mind, “. . . hearts that we broke long ago, have long been breaking others.”

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Gibson County from page 1 to see based on previous data, warning that teachers will average 3.5 on planning and 3.25 on instruction. State figures show predicted distribution at 3-5 percent for 1, 15-25 percent for 2, 40-50 percent for 3, 15-25 percent for 4, and 5-10 percent for 5. Pruett isn’t necessarily buying those figures though. “I’ve seen 4’s, and I’ve seen 5’s that have been turned in to me,” he said. Five-year plan Pruett also discussed a fiveyear plan for the system. In instruction, he hopes to improve test scores specifically in third grade Reading/Language Arts, seventh grade math, eighth grade math and fourth grade math. “That is kind of a transition period for kids,” Pruett said about fourth and eighth grades. “Children go from learning to read to reading to learn. You see that across the state.” He also wants to bump the average ACT score from 18.6 to 19.6. “That’s a pretty big jump,” he said. “If we can do that, those students that are leaving

us will be more prepared for college or career. Our goal is to make everybody meet those ACT benchmarks. The research says there’s really no difference on the ACT. If you’re college ready, you’re career ready.” He listed other goals as increasing the percentage of students attending postsecondary training from 51 percent to 56 percent, reducing the achievement gap in subgroups by 10 percent, and maintaining the graduation rate above the required 90 percent. The board also discussed facility improvements in the 5-year plan. Those include adopting a maintenance work order tracking system, purchasing GPS units for all school-owned vehicles and purchasing an additional bus. Contractor selected The board voted 4-1 to hire Lashlee-Rich as Construction Manager for a project that will add 18 classrooms and expand the cafeteria at Medina Middle School. Steven Tate voted no; Greg Morris and Pam Flowers were absent. LashleeRich was one of five firms to submit bids for the project and

will charge 3.5 percent of the cost of the work. Architect selected - The board voted 5-0 to hire Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris as architects for the MMS addition. Six contractors submitted bids. Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris will charge 5 percent of the construction cost. Thanks GCSD Finance Director Terry Cunningham and Maintenance Director Dewayne French gave thanks to Lashlee-Rich for assisting with the bid process for stadium seating at the South Gibson County High School football field. French also complimented Mark Robinson, who has overseen construction at the new school for the district saying, “We wouldn’t have made it without him. He took that bull by the horns.” Additional staff - Board members voted 5-0 to approve the addition of a special education teaching assistant at Medina Elementary School. The TA will assist in the CDC class. The board also voted 5-0 to amend the budget to reflect the new hire’s salary.

National Take Back from page 1 asked. The Four Agencies participating with the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force and the heads of these agencies are: •Gibson County Sheriff’s Department- Sheriff Chuck Arnold •Humboldt Police Department – Chief Raymond Simmons •Milan Police Department – Chief Tim Wright •TrentonPoliceDepartment – Chief Will Sanders There will be three collection locations in Gibson County: •Wal-Mart in Humboldt at 2716 N. Central Avenue •Wal-Mart in Milan at 15427 South First Street •Deaton’s Market Place in Trenton at 2038 Hwy 45 Bypass South The collection times are from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

Drug Task Force Agents that will allow citizens to drop off any unwanted prescription drugs for destruction, no questions asked, will man these locations. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studiesshowthatamajority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash – both pose potential safety

and health hazards. In September 2010 Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substance Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances. DEA has begun drafting regulations to implement the Act, a process that can take as long as 24 months. Until new regulations are in place, local law enforcement agencies like the West Tennessee Drug Task Force and the DEA will continue to hold prescription drug take-back

Photo ID required from page 1 of the change in the law. Tuesday, November 1, 2011, starting at 10 a.m., there will be an informational video set up outside the Election Commission office in the Courthouse. We encourage anyone with questions about the new photo ID law to come by and view the video. There will also be a representative from the Election Commission Office available to answer any questions and handing out information about the new law. The major points of the law include: A voter is required to produce a federal or state government-issued photo ID before being allowed to vote. Some examples of a valid photo ID, even if expired, are a Tennessee driver license, U.S. passport, Department of Safety photo ID card, state or federal employee photo identification card, or a U.S. military photo ID. Student college IDs will not be accepted for voting purposes. Free photo IDs may

be obtained from any Department of Safety driver license testing station. Registered voters must sign an affidavit stating that the photo ID is for voting purposes, that they are a registered voter, and that they do not have any other valid government-issued photo ID. The Department of Safety will not issue a free photo ID if the person already has a valid government-issued photo ID •Voters who are unable to produce a valid photo ID will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot, which is a paper ballot, at the polls. Voters casting a provisional ballot will have until two (2) business days after Election Day to return to the election commission office to show a valid photo ID. •Voters with a religious objection to being photographed, or voters who are indigent and unable to obtain a photo ID without paying a fee - for example, the voter cannot pay for a birth certificate for proof of citizenship -

may sign an oath affirming to the information and will be allowed to vote on the machines. •Voters who vote absentee by mail, voters who are hospitalized, and voters who live in licensed nursing homes or assisted living centers and vote at the facilities are not required to show photo IDs. Registered voters over the age of 65 may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail. “The goal of this outreach program is to educate the public and prepare voters for the upcoming 2012 elections,” Molly Bailey, administrator of elections said. “We want voters to have plenty of time to obtain a valid photo ID if they do not already possess one. For more information about the new voting requirements, contact Mark Goins, coordinator of elections, or Andrew Dodd, elections specialist, in the state Division of Elections at 1-877-850-4959 or your local county election commission at 731-8557669.

RELAY NIGHT - The place to be Friday night, October 28 is the Toot-N-Tell It in Dyer. Along with their standard fish/country ham night on the buffet, expect to see employees dressed in Halloween character costumes. All money raised from tips will go to the Gibson - North Relay for Life. Employees Granny, Boo Zimmerman, Carol Zimmerman, Amanda Beno, Debbie Hobbs, (second row) Amanda Ford, Laura Matheny, Krista Wiggington, and Teresa Patterson invite you to spend some time with them Friday.

Join Toot-N-Tell It for Relay For Life night BY WILLIAM G. MCFARLAND Expect to see a good time when you come to the TootN-Tell It in Dyer Friday night October 28. Employees will be dressed in Halloween costumes; expectations and excitement among them is high. Tips that night will go

to the Gibson - North Relay For Life. Employees know the stress caused by cancer. “We want to do this because it is for a good cause. It is for all the people who fight so hard with the disease and for the people who love them,” Carol Zimmerman, owner/operator stated.

Two years ago employees hosted a Celebrity Night. At that time members of the community voted for their favorite. Eight hundred dollars was raised. “Come eat with us Friday and vote for the best dressed with your tips. We want to beat this silent killer,” an employee stated.

Tri-City added to quilt from page 1 The first 24 quilt trail designs and locations have been sent into The Appalachian Quilt Trail 2012 Vacation Guide. This brochure will be placed in welcome centers, interstate stops and local businesses throughout the state; 50,000 will be printed for distribution. The GCVAA will also publish a brochure for the

interstate welcome centers and local businesses as well, and expect to have them in place before the end of the year. Another one of the recent quilt squares to be installed was at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church on the Humboldt/Jackson Bypass. The official address is 6 Esquire Lewis Rd., Humboldt. John and Sandra Newman

who attend this church will have a board on their barn in the future. John says they would like to put a mailbox near their church door for our brochures. The quilt square is known as ‘Diamond Cross.’ The board was painted at the Spring Hill Fire Station by Jane Tyree, Candace Tyree, Nell Lemings, and others from the Spring Hill community.

Bids for Expo Center from page 1 The board awarded the wastewater plant roofing project bid to Absolute Construction. Thompson announced that the bid opening for the water and sewer project for the Gibson County Expo will be held November 3, 2011, at 2 pm at the Dyer City Hall. Thompson spoke to the board concerning a complaint he received from Jerry Moore regarding the property at 170 North Royal. Attorney Jennifer Deen advised that she would contact Moore and send the property owner a letter. In department reports the Street and Maintenance Supervisor Steven Tucker reported that a new water meter was installed at the Police Department. He also reported that the storm grate in front of State Farm and the storm grate on East Front Street are damaged and need to be repaired. Tucker also advised that the storm grate behind the old City Hall is missing and he has contacted Sullivan Fabricating and ordered a new storm grate. Tucker reported that the leaf machine has been repaired. The brakes on one of the department’s ton trucks locked up on John McElrath and he wanted to thank the Police Department for their assistance with moving the truck. In the Parks and Personnel

Committee report, a motion was made by alderperson Bitsy Gilliland and seconded by Reed to repair holes in the walkway at the city park. The board approved the measure. In the Water and Sewer Committee report, alderman Roger Gray advised that the vehicles used for the water and sewer department need to have lights added to each vehicle as a safety precaution. Gray made the motion and Gilliland seconded to purchase caution lights for the water and sewer trucks. The board approved the measure.

In new business brought before the board, a motion was made by Gray and seconded by Younger to approve the city sticker purchase in the amount of $1,243. The board approved the measure.



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PUMPKIN FAIR –The Bookworm Story Time had a pumpkin theme for Wednesday, October 19th. The children enjoyed “The Pumpkin Fair� by Eve Bunting. The Bookworms created a fall scene with paper leaves and foam pumpkins. The children added a face to their pumpkins with googly eyes and construction paper. After the craft, the children had a great time forming different objects and shapes with “Play-Doh.� After apples and bananas for snack, the Bookworms ended story time with the ‘Hokey Pokey.’ There will be no story time on Wednesday, October 26th. The next story time will be on Wednesday, November 2 at 10am in the Children’s Room at the Gibson County Memorial Library located at 303 South High St., Trenton. Story Time is open for children lap-sit to preschool of all abilities accompanied by an adult.

Golden Agers On October 19, with some sick and some traveling, 10 faithful members met at First Baptist Family Life Center. Charlene Stephenson opened the meeting and Anne Thompson offered prayer. CareAll personnel came to perform blood pressure checks. Happy birthday was sung to Virginia Burgess. Bro. DeWayne led prayer for the sick and sorrowful including Julie Skaggs, James Oliver, Joe Yerken, Pam Leeves, Emily Parks, Trisha Goodgine, Linda Renn’s sister, The Rev. Higdon family and the Landrum family.

By Virginia Burgess Shirley Shull led the group singing, “Without Him� and “Pass Me Not O’ Gentle Savior.� We were delighted to have Dorothy Oliver back in our midst after a lengthy illness. Bro. Goodgine led the devotional choosing Biblical references from John, II Timothy, Peter and also Hebrew. The topic concerned pleasing the Father. This can be accomplished by 1) obedience, 2) giving attention to, 3) Holy living, 4)sacrificing, 5) witnessing, and 6) living by faith and not by sight. Bro. Goodgine dismissed the group with prayers.

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It didn’t take one long to see or feel the community camaraderie in Kenton last Saturday evening at the Kenton School Fall Festival. The gymnasium was teeming with people of all ages there in support of the school. While the children had great fun playing games and winning prizes and cakes, having their faces and fingernails painted with an endless variety of characters and mod colored polish, and playing on the jumbo blowup toy, the adults were having great fun of their own trying to outbid one another on their favorite items up for bid at the auction. Everyone enjoyed a wide variety of delicious concessions. The generosity of everyone donating their time, talents, finances, and themselves made the annual event a great success! Time off from school last week for fall break afforded Kaleb Ciaramitaro of Nashville, the opportunity to visit with family in Kenton. He spent a few days with his maternal grandparents, Regina Miller and Phil Roberts doing many fun activities together. He had more great fun with several cousins while in town, as well, before returning home. Great sadness has overcome the family and friends of nonagenarian and highly esteemed former Kentonian, Mrs. Lualice Smith Dodd. Mrs. Dodd passed away on October 13 in Murfreesboro six months short of her 100th birthday. She will be

Clora’s Chapel We had a great Sunday school taught by Elder Bush McNeil, Minister Heather Myles, and Apostle Tim Adams. Sunday morning worship was filled with the Holy Spirit. The young adult choir sang and Rev. Jeremy Myles brought the message. His subject was “Are You Ready For The Fire?� found in Isaiah 48:10 and Daniel 3:1. He let us know that no matter what we go through we have to have God on our side then we can stand the heat like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Sister Mary Harris was at church and looking good! Sunday afternoon Minister Leila Swift delivered her first message and she was dynamic. Her subject was “Trusting Jesus in Difficult Times� found in John 14: 1-4. Her mother, Sister Doris Bradford, was so proud of her daughter and grandchildren for choosing God! Minister Leila was bold and spoke for the Lord and she had family there to

sorely missed and fondly remembered by many. Congratulations to the winners of the 1st Kenton Women’s Club Scarecrow Contest. Capturing the Scariest Scarecrow category was the Gray Clinic, with Best Theme title going to First State Bank and the Most Original Scarecrow award went to C.W. Sanderson’s. Each participant in the contest contributed to bringing joy, laughter and fun to all those viewing their scarecrows. FoodforThought: Yester day I cried to God, “Lord, I can’t go on. This trial is much too hard for me; I’m feeling much too low.� God heard my cry as His word declares, so He came and eased my mourning saying “Weeping may last for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.� Your prayer list for this week should include Paul Lee Williams, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, Easton Hopper, Paul Hughes, Bobby and Carol Primrose,Jimmy Simmons, Bonnie Graves, Jackie Zaricor, Amanda Davis, David Stephenson, PeeWe Wyrick, Tony Jordan, Sally Copeland, Doris and Sam Weatherly, Elmer and Virginia Williams, W.T. Wardlow, Cathy and Henry Herane, Regina Miller, Gwen Rickard, Eurby Sanders, Freda Lamar, Terry Sweat, Joe Smith, Racine Hodges, Vickie Robinson, Judy Webb and Clint McLodge.

By Robin McNeil support her. We were glad to see her grandmother, Sister Verdell Fisher, her aunts, brothers, cousins, and many, many, more. The Tennessee Synod was held at Ransom Temple in Nashville, Tenn. Rev. Myles, Sister Myles, Jeremiah, along with Elder Bush, Robin, Shinnell and Jaykayden all attended from Cloras Chapel. They reported having a good time in the Lord. They left on Thursday and returned on Saturday! Elder Keith Harris and Willie visited their son Andre’ in Pennsylvania and reported that he is doing fine! Tues. night will be missionary meeting at 6:30 p.m., Wed. night Bible study, Thurs. night Ministers’ class, Sat. we will go to Lambert’s in Sikeston, Missouri to eat with pastor and wife. Sunday will be Pastor’s Appreciation Day! Special guests will be Rev. Thomas Taylor and Union Grove from Puryear, Tenn. Everyone is invited. We thank God for

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Trenton Rosenwald Middle School in Trenton,TN. Blake is the grandson of Elvis Peevyhouse, Frances Griggs and the late O.L. Griggs of Rutherford, Tenn., and the late Robert and Katherine Eddlemon of Kenton, Tenn. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville,Tenn. in 2006. Blake currently works as an Engineer at Kilgore Flares in Toone,Tenn. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 12 at 6:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Humboldt, Tenn.. The music will begin at 5:30 pm. The couple plans to make their home in Jackson after honeymooning in the

Rutherford 1st Baptist By Katheryn Blankenship There were several out Sunday morning – some of them were with the band for competition. Bro. Jason’s mom and dad were there. It is always good to see them. Mary Evelyn and Bob Wilson spent a few days last week in the mountains. Don and Linda Landrum were visiting kids in Florida. Bro. Jason’s message was “God’s Plan for Families: Husbands Part 2.� Sunday evening we studied Revelation 18. We still have a lot of sickness in church. Sue Spence is having hip surgery this week. Kay Hamm, Tommie Sue Keathley, and Pam Flowers have been missed for a few weeks. We pray for their speedy recovery. Shirley Hester is still having medical problems and going to a doctor in Memphis this week. Eddie Bell had surgery on his arm again. Those having birthdays this week are Chloe Bell, Jo Ella Luna, and Ronnie Gilmore. Don’t stay away from church because – you are

poor; there is no admission charge; because it rains – you go to work in the rain; because it is hot – it’s hot at your house too; because it is cold – it is always warm and friendly at church; because no invited you – people go to the movies without being begged; because we have an emotional religion - how about the ballgames; because you have very small children – what if you didn’t any longer have them; you don’t like the preacher – remember, he’s human like you; your job makes you so tired – you could lose your job; there are hypocrites – you associate with them everyday. You should be accustomed to them by now; you have company – they will admire your loyalty if you invite them along, or tell them to wait until you get back; your clothes are not good enough – we do not conduct a fashion show; our church standard is too high – just take a look at the Bible standard if you think ours is high. You have plenty of time yet – are you sure? Until next week – God bless.

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North Union After opening with the song, “Tis So Sweet to Trust In Jesus,� we expressed that trust by making requests of the Lord for the needs in the lives of our friends and family. We thank the Lord especially for sparing the life of two-year old Stevens Clendenin after a horse kicked him on Saturday. We also praise God for His loving response to our many daily requests. I had the privilege of teaching our Sunday school class as we studied the Song of Solomon and looked at the subject of finding true love. Dylan Joyce tried Solomon’s line, “Your hair is like a flock of goats,� (4:1) on his new wife, Michelle. I hope it worked better for Solomon than it did Dylan! Robert Whitley shared from Thessalonians the fact that people can hide behind “masks� of hypocrisy in

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their lives. This is the time of the year that people put on masks, but remember they aren’t to be worn permanently. Michelle Joyce offered the choice of a banana or some Fritos to our youngsters to make her point with this week’s children’s sermon. One might be more appealing, but the other was more nutritional and beneficial in the long run. That’s the same with what we put into our minds and hearts. Remember, our “heart� gives direction to our lives, so give your heart to Jesus! Bro. Don’s morning message was “Warning Signs in the Lives of Christians.� We learned about damaging behavior, deceitful attitudes and misplaced devotions. His evening message was taken from 2 Thessalonians 3:1 and dealt with the subject

of “Pray for Us.� All of us need to enlist prayer support for ourselves and be willing to pray for those who minister for the Lord. Nathan Quast was baptized and that was a blessing. We wish a happy birthday to Trish Davidson. Bro. Don and I had our 41st anniversary this week. We enjoyed a dinner at the Opera House in Martin with Ron and Barbara Cooper on Saturday. Rehearsals for our Christmas program are in full swing. We will be having our fall celebration this coming Sunday evening. Also our regular Wednesday classes and Bible Study will be going on as well as the GriefShare meeting on Tuesday. As you can see, we stay pretty busy at North Union and I look forward to seeing you in church on Sunday!

Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell God blessed us with another beautiful day of worship, honor, and praise to His glorious name. What a privilege belongs to them who have accepted Him as their Savior and have obeyed from the heart the things that God has commanded us in His word. Brother Virgil Roberts is in the hospital for some tests at this time, but is expected to return home on Monday. Brother James White had to go to the emergency room with oxygen problems. He is now back at home. It was great to see our Sister, Barbara Wilcy back with us on Sunday. Several in the congregation are suffering from sinus problems and colds. Have you ever wondered why God tests us with suffering and grief? We might say to God, “I’m trying to live a good Christian life, but still I have suffering. We can think of a man in the Old Testament. His name was Job. God allowed Satan to test Job and thought that Job would turn his back on Him because of the terrible pain that Satan inflicted. He was a very wealthy man with many different herds of animals, etc. He had many servants and a good family. God told Satan that he could not inflict enough pain upon Job that it would cause him to die. Job was tested beyond anything that you or I could bear today and yet he never turned his back upon God. In the end God blessed Job with much more than he had in the beginning and gave him a new family. We will be tested today, that’s for sure. Some of us go through it every day. We cannot do it on our own. We must have God by our side just as Job did and then and only then can we overcome the trials and temptations of this world. Time or space would not allow me to tell you what testing does to us. We will only look at a few today. I would ask that you read Psalm chapter 139 at this

time. The Bible tells that testing strengthens our character. (James 1:2-3) It develops perseverance (patience). Painful situations produce character the same way regular exercise builds muscle tone. Testing also proves that our faith is genuine. “These, (all kinds of grief’s and trials) have come so that your faith - of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.� (1 Peter 1:6-7) Finally, testing can get rid

of unrefined qualities in our lives. “But he knows the way I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.� Job said that this would be like a very hot blasting furnace that takes away the impurities and leaves only what has been refined. Testing removes sinful attitudes in us and we come forth as pure gold. When you are tested and you will be, let God walk you through the suffering. God does not desire that we suffer, but it’s just part of living the Christian life and remaining strong and steadfast through it until we reach those bright shores of the promised land, Heaven.

Keely Mill Our Sunday school hour began with everyone standing and singing the hymn, “Love Lifted Me.� Bro. John Fields led us in opening prayer.We dismissed to our Sunday school classes. Christy Skelton opened the adult class in prayer before doing a good job teaching us our lesson, “It’s All About God’s Plan,� from Romans 9-11. We can communicate God’s plan to save those who believe. Jennifer McDonald led our closing prayer. Our Sunday morning worship hour began with Elaine Fields playing the piano and Mike Fields and the church choir leading us in the hymn, “Blessed Assurance.� Bro. John Fields opened services in prayer. Rejoice in the Lord always. Bro. Steve welcomed everyone and made many announcements. We had a special time of many praise reports. Many hugs and

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handshakes were shared with one another as we got into our time of meet and greet with our church family and visitors. We thank the Lord for our visitors. We all joined the church choir singing the hymns, “No, Not One!� and “Jesus Saves.� Laydon Diggs blessed us with our special music as he did a great job singing, “ Up in Heaven.� Children’s church was dismissed to Jennifer Fields. Bro. Steve’s morning message, “Duty,� was from Luke 17:7-10. Keith Hamlin dismissed services in prayer as the hymn, “His Way with Thee,� was sung. We thank the Lord that Austin Juhl was feeling better and able to attend church services with us. Read your Bibles and pray without ceasing this week. Join us for praise and worship, on Sunday at 11:00a.m.




VETERAN’S DAY CELEBRATION, 2011 RUTHERFORD SCHOOL The Rutherford students, faculty and community will honor our veterans on Veteran’s Day, November 11 with a parade, a program, and a reception. The parade will start at 1:30 in front of the school. A program in the school gym will follow the parade. The reception will be held in the school cafeteria for veterans and families. All veterans and active duty military men and women are invited to attend. We also want to honor the widows of veterans by recognizing them during the program and they will be seated with the veterans as representatives of their loved ones who have served our country. You may contact Harold White at 665-6381 or Addie Brelsford at 665-6958 for more information. GIBSON COUNTY GOP TO MEET The Gibson County GOP members will meet Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m. at Perkins in Milan. Guest speaker will be Ms. Starr Arnold. Members are urged to attend and invite a friend. SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM “HILL OF FLAGS� American flags honoring Veterans and those currently serving in the military will be displayed at Salem United Methodist Church in recognition of Veterans Day. A donation of $25.00 to Salem Relay for Life Team will reserve a flag in memory or honor to be displayed from November 5 through November 18. Please contact Debbie McDaniel at 731-414-8773 or Tabby Workman at 731-446-4092 or any other church member to reserve a flag or for more information. Let’s show our support for those who have and are serving our country in the military and at the same time help fight cancer by contributing to Relay for Life. An acknowledgement of your support will be published in the paper following this event. MISS WINTER FEST PAGEANT The Kenton White Squirrel Committee is sponsoring a Miss Winter Fest pageant Saturday, November 5th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kenton Gym. The pageant is for girls only age 0-21 years. Call 731-693-2784 or 731-414-8545 for more info. NEW BETHLEHEM TRUNK OR TREAT New Bethlehem Baptist Church will be having a Trunk or Treat from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. All are welcome to join in on the fun. BEECH GROVE BAPTIST Come be inspired by Mrs. Linda Carmoney in “Joy For The Journey� at Beech Grove Baptist Church, Sunday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. This is for people that are hurting from lost loved ones but all are welcome. RECYCLING FOR RELAY FOR LIFE There is a trailer in the parking lot of the First Assembly of God Church at the corner of High St. and Poplar Grove Rd. for recycling paper products only. Please help support a cure by recycling.

Sunday School for Shut-Ins When you’re ready, please read Genesis 3:1-3. Who is right? Let’s look at the chapter 2 together: “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day, that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.� And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman and brought her unto the man.� Genesis 2:15-17, 22 So the man and his wife were married by God. (Genesis2: 24 -25) Hath God said?� The serpent taught the origin of doubt. The woman (Even says to the serpent. “Yes God said don’t cut from that one tree or we would die.� (Genesis 3:3) Eve has understanding of God’s words and God’s heart. She knows just what God said and what He meant. Is she listening? Where’s her faith? The man and the woman were equal in the Garden. There were no secrets in the Garden of Eden where

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God had made everything perfect and placed them there (Genesis 18:17, 2:1522). We know exactly what God said. We know exactly what He meant. Are we listening? Where is our faith? Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice. Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion. In the day of trial in the wilderness.� Hebrews 3:7-8

The serpent teaches intimidation, a form of doubt and fear. What does the Bible say? For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.â€? 2 Timothy 1:7 The serpent has his bag of tricks‌doubt‌ intimidation‌fear. These are the same things that bullies use to scare us. When we feel bullied, we can hear the serpent say, “Boo!â€?

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We would like to thank you for the many acts of kindness shown to our mother, Mamie Crenshaw during her life and death. The beautiful flowers, cards, visits and prayers were an encouragement to all of us. We especially want to thank the nurses that were so caring and loving at the Humboldt Hospital. Thank you to the Rutherford and New Hope Churches of Christ for their support during this difficult time. May God be with you as you serve Him. Thomas Crenshaw Raymond & Betty Powell

Yorkville – Funeral services for Ms. Mavis Branson, 76, were held Sunday, October 9, 2011, at Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Dyer. Burial was in Yorkville Cemetery. Ms. Branson is survived by two sons, Wyman Branson (Rhonda) and Roger Inman: four grandchildren, Corbin Branson, Caleb Branson, Weston Branson, and Lanita Inman; and one brother, James Inman. Her husband, Earl Branson, one brother, Floyd Inman, and her parents, Elic and Jettie Inman, precede her in death. Ms. Branson was retired from Kellwood Company and a


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“Being Repaid,� from Matthew 6:1-18. Do we want rewards for good deeds here or later from our Heavenly Father, which will last forever? Don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. This weekend will be busy. Fall Fest will be Saturday, October 29 with hayrides, bonfire, and games. Men’s prayer breakfast is Sunday, October 30. The cooks should be there at 7:00 a.m. Breakfast is at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 1 is Prayer Partner Ministry at 7:00 p.m. Remember those on our prayer list. At a White House breakfast, President Bush told the story of a small boy who offered this simple prayer, “God bless mother, daddy, my brother and sister, and God, do take care of yourself, because if anything happens to you, we’re all sunk.�

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are one and speak the truth. Our message for the evening service came from the book of Ephesians 4:17-24, Put off, put on and put away. Put off our old ways, corrupt and deceitful lusts. Put on hard work, giving to others, kindness, tender heartedness and forgiveness. Put away lying, anger, stealing, corrupt words, wrath, bitterness and malice. Christ does not teach us to be like others but to be like him. This week, remember in prayer the following: Jerry Martin, Shirley Ashworth, Mattie Tharpe, and all of our shut-ins and those in nursing homes. It was so good to see Jerry Martin with us Sunday after his surgery. Jerry has been through a lot with his cancer and we need to continue to pray for Jerry this week as he goes back to the doctor to see what his treatment options are. Thanks so much for everyone who stayed and chaperoned Friday night for the lock in at the church. We had close to 30 kids who were able to stay. We had lots of food; really fun games and the younger ones surprised us by being tough enough not to fall asleep during the night. Activity Sunday was this week. John and Jo Taylor always do a great job of getting everyone organized by getting volunteers to bake bread for newcomers in Dyer and getting classes signed up to make and carry the flowers to the patients at the hospital in Trenton. Thanks to the teenager’s class for delivering the flowers and to everyone who delivered bread. Our next 5th Sunday meeting will be October 30th with guest speaker Sam Jones. There will be an adda-dish meal after services. There will be No Trunk or Treat at the church this year. If you’d still like to participate, we encourage you to go to the city park and help out. This is a good way to celebrate Halloween safely.

Local Schools to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week Dyer and Spring Hill Schools will celebrate Red Ribbon Week and collect supplies for National Guard Soldiers recentlydeployed Dyer and Spring Hill School will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 31 through November 4. Red Ribbon Week is a National Celebration and Education on being Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Free. Students will be participating by dressing up, learning about the dangers of these substances, and earning drug free certificates. In conjunction with this, students will also be collecting supplies for the Gibson County National Guard that was recently deployed. The National Guard has suggested items such as manicure/pedicure supplies, clear nail polish, face cleansers, facial lotions, body lotion, beef jerky, sleep pants for men, lounge clothes for women, twin sheets, books, crossword puzzles, find-a-word books, small Christmas trees and ornaments, and money that will be used to buy any additional supplies and cover shipping costs. If anyone in the community would like to participate in donating these supplies, they will be accepted until Veteran’s Day and can be taken to the school.

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Sports & Education GC Pioneers head football coach will move on BY LORI CATHEY The Gibson County Pioneers will wrap up the 2011 fall campaign on senior night Friday 28 hosting the Crockett County High School Cavaliers at 7:00 PM. This will also be Pioneer’s head football coach Lee Atkins’ last game. “I am very proud of the hard work all of our boys have given to the team,” said coach Atkins. “My staff would like to thank everyone who has covered our games and promoted the accomplishments of our student-athletes. It is with deep regret that I leave Gibson County High School at the conclusion of this school year. My wife and I will begin the next phase of our professional journey after Friday’s game.” Atkins concluded, “In the final analysis, football teaches young men how to prepare for life. It teaches them to work hard in the face of adversity and they learn to get up when they are knocked down. Our

senior class does not have a lot of wins to show for their efforts but that has not cooled their enthusiasm for the game or their work ethic on and off the field. Many of our junior class team members have started for two+ years. They will be the leaders of next year’s squad and I believe the next coach will greatly benefit from their experience and dedication. Come out and watch the ceremony honoring the 2012 senior class members of the football team, cheerleaders, band and the fall sports.” Gibson County Pioneers lost to Martin Westview, 5614 Friday night at Yates Field. Westview quickly jumped out to a 21-0 lead after scoring on their first three possessions. In the first quarter the Pioneers offence was forced to go three plays and out. The Chargers put the game away with a four-touchdown burst in the second quarter to make it 49-0 at halftime. The Pioneers took their opening possession of the third quarter down field to the 40-

yard line. Gibson County running back Bernard Chambers broke loose for a 40-yards touchdown run to make it 56-7. Pioneers kicker Jake Wylie made the extra point. Gibson County would score the final touchdown of the game on an 11 plays drive with Pioneers fullback Justice Conley on a five yard run up the middle for a touchdown and Wylie’s extra point was good. The final score was 56-14 in Westview’s favor. “Westview is young but they are loaded with talent,” said head coach Lee Atkins. Clayton Yarbro was selected as the player of the week with 12 tackles on defense. Defensively Drew Scobey had 8 tackles. Marcaous Bailey added 7 tackles and Trey Wiese had 6 tackles. Bernard Chambers carried 7 times for 75 yards and a touchdown. Zac Walton had 4 carries for 34 yards and Javon Sowell had 3 carries for 34 yards. Justice Conley scored a touchdown.

BIG IMPACT - Pioneer Bernard Chambers lost his helmet while stopping Westview’s running back at the goal line. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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GCHS PIONEER PLAYER OF THE WEEK - The Gibson County High School Pioneer Player of the Week for October 21st is Clayton Yarbro. Yarbro plays tight end and defensive end. During Friday night’s game against Westview Martin, Yarbro had 12 tackles. Presenting Yarbro with a special game ball is Farmers & Merchants Bank in Rutherford loan officer Blake Smith. The GCHS Pioneer Player of the Week is sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank of Rutherford, a branch of Farmers & Merchants Bank of Trezevant. (Photo by Michael Enochs)

LET ME or someone you know has excruciating lower back or neck pain?? Did you know that all medical providers will agree that PREVENTION is the answer to this debilitating condition that affects approximately 8 out of 10 people throughout a lifetime. So LET ME GUESS are currently taking PAIN MEDICINE or MUSCLE RELAXERS?? We are about to raise some eyebrows with some key info about how you can overcome lower back and neck pain. Now I know most of you are saying...this guy’s a chiropractor...of course he will talk about how he can miraculously cure these conditions. The KEY to treating this is PREVENTION and the first place to start is implementing CORE STABILIZATION exercises that are meant to strengthen the smaller muscle groups that surround your spine. Since becoming a chiropractor, I always see the guys in the gyms that lift 500 lbs. on bench and I always they ever strengthen the small muscles that really matter to your spine? Now if you are still reading this, you must be interested about taking control of your spinal health. Whether you are in pain or not, EVERYONE should be implementing core stabilization exercises into their daily routine. Our mission is to provide excellent chiropractic care for people that are having really bad aches and pains... but also to give our patients SAFE AND EFFECTIVE exercises that they can take home and start utilizing to maintain their spinal health for years to come! Call our office today at 855-0301 to schedule your spinal exam! Oh and if you don’t believe me and the info given above...go to and type in “Consumer Reports Rank Chiropractic #1 for Lower Back Pain” and watch for yourself. Sincerely, Kyle G.McBride, D.C., M.S.

Total Health Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation 2064 South Hwy 45 Bypass Trenton, TN 38382 • 731-855-0301

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JR TOURNAMENT WINNERS - Students from Slayton’s School of Martial Arts competed in a Junior Tournament in Memphis on October1 at Victory University. The youth are from the Trenton and Dyer area and represented very well in all areas. They practiced for over two months intensively to succeed in this tournament. They are (front row from left) Jordan King third in sparring (fighting), second in Kata (forms); Hayden Rhodes first in sparring, third in Kata; Erika McDaniel second in sparring; first in Kata; Brandon Swift first in sparring; second in Kata, (middle row) Burch Weems first in sparring, first in Kata; Cameron Cox first in sparring, third in Kata; Conner Williams second in sparring, first in Kata; Mary Kinton first in sparring, second in Kata; Aquila King third in sparring, second in Kata; John Patrick Kinton second in sparring, second in Kata, (back row) Black Belt instructors attending David Hensley, Anthony Slayton, David Woodside, and Charley Ewell.

BOARD BREAKING DEMO - Charley Ewell of Dyer demonstrated board breaking by kick then punch. Holding for him is David Hensley of Trenton and Justin Ewell also of Dyer.

GOING ALL OUT - GC Youth football player #20 goes all out to stop Huntingdon from scoring a touchdown. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

DEFEATING HUNTINGDON - Gibson County Youth Football 3rd and 4th grade defeated Huntingdon 22-14 Saturday afternoon at Rutherford. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Gibson County 4-H’ers Learn and Serve

RUNNING INTO THE PACK - A Huntingdon offensive player runs into a pack of GC 5th and 6th graders. Gibson County 5th & 6th defeated Huntingdon14-8. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

High School seniors can sample college life during U of M Campus Day Nov. 5th High school seniors will find answers to their questions about college life when the University of Memphis holds Campus Day on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Campus Day is free, but

registration is necessary; the deadline for reservations is Oct. 28. Online registration is available at http:// Campus Day, which is also open to parents, will begin with lunch

and entertainment by the University’s pop music group, Sound Fuzion. U of M administrators will welcome visitors. Guests will hear from current University students, parents, and U of M representatives as they talk about the admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs, residence life, and student services. Guests will also have an opportunity to visit academic departments of their choice, talk with faculty, and tour the University campus. For more information, call 901678-2169 or 800-669-2678.

BY DEBORAH H. SEWARD EXTENSION AGENT Through its pledge of “hands to larger service,” 4-H has historically given back to the community by encouraging young people and adults to volunteer. In 4-H, service is commonly defined as the voluntary action of an individual or a group of individuals without pay. Service to the community, through food drives, raking the yard of an elderly neighbor, adopt-a-highway programs, teens teaching younger youth, teens mentoring children or youth determining community needs and helping solve community problems, helps young people learn caring, leadership and citizenship. With this is mind Gibson County 4-H members got down, dirty, and loaned

their hands to larger service when they set flower bulbs for a spring flower garden at the Harlan Morris Home. According to Deborah Seward, Extension Agent, the Gibson County 4-H program recently received Season of Service grant funds to carry out several service projects in order to fulfill this portion of the 4H pledge, “hands to larger service.” Seward stated the grant has an interdisciplinary approach designed to educate youth while they serve their community. First the 4-H members, parents, and volunteer leaders attended an in depth workshop on gardening which was taught by Master Gardeners; Mrs. Marlene Wilson and Mrs. Eileen Elliott. The gardeners used applied math and science

while teaching the youth about the fall flower bulbs which will yield spring flowers. One of the main objectives of this service project is to teach the youth environmental stewardship and scientific principles while getting connected to and serving the community. Gibson County 4-Hers set over two hundred tulip and daffodil bulbs in addition to planting hosta and iris bulbs at Harlan Morris. Tennessee Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that help the Extension Service share the latest and greatest gardening information! All volunteers are trained with 40 hours of horticultural classes and return 40 hours of volunteer community service through their Extension office.

4-H STUDENTS LEARN TO SERVE - Pictured left to right are 4-H students Cydney Langston, Dyer; Makayla Jones, Trenton; Kacey Baker, Kenton, Raveniana Clark, Trenton; Jenny Baker, Kenton; Clarissa Gadlen, Trenton; Jasmen Galloway, Humboldt; Cody Sain, Medina; Robert Clark, Trenton, and Kyla Poston, Medina

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Classifieds-Real Estate-Legals Classified Deadline: Friday, 5 p.m. Cost: $5.50 Minimum charge for 20 words or less (After 20, add 25-cents per word.) Classifieds must be paid in advance. This includes yard sales.

For Sale FOR SALE Two English bulldogs puppies for Adoption,male and female,current in all shot, AKC registered,contact james. for more details -----------------------------6wks. FOR SALE BY OWNERS 2 bedrooms, 2 bath brick home on 1.5 acres in country outside of Rutherford near China Grove area. 2-car garage and 30 x 40 shop. Call 665-6960. ---------------------------------SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW PENTHOUSE CONDO! 4BR/3BA! Only $479,900 Same unit sold for $1.2 mil. Absolutely gorgeous. The Only penthouse condo available for sale in Panama City Beach! Enjoy white sand beach, resortstyle amenities, luxurious accommodations, Must See! Call now 877-888-2296, ext 116 (TnScan) --------------------------------30’ PERMANENT LIVING TRAVEL TRAILERS, Refrigerator, Table, Couch, Bunk beds & Queen bed. Restored by RV Service Department. Delivery and set up available. $4500. 901-4757555. (TnScan) --------------------------------MACAWS FOR SALE One Miniature Macaw $400, One Full size $800 w/cages, or Both for $1000. Call 901476-3616, Also assorted Handicap equipment for sale. (TnScan)

Yard Sales TAG SALE: Yorkville Park Building. Nov. 3rd, 4th & 5th. Years of collecting offered. Furniture, Fostoria, pink depression, lamps, Yankee candles & Christmas. (2wks/pd) --------------------------------INSIDE YARD SALE: 108 Esquire Greene Rd., Dyer. Nov. 5th 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Old glassware, books, luggage, cookware, fern stand, little table & much, much more! --------------------------------SUPER SALE Downtown Kenton old and new items Saturday, Oct. 29th free candy from 7:30 to ? Shop for Christmas now. Bargains, bargains, bargains.

Adoption ARE YOU PREGNANT? A successful, financially secure, married couple seeks to adopt. Will be fulltime mom & devoted dad. Expenses paid. Call Mindy & Rich. (ask for michelle/ adam). 1-800-790-5260. (TnScan) -------------------------------ADOPT: A Happily Married couple wants your baby to complete our family. Financially secure. Well educated. Expenses paid. Please call Gina & Paul 1888-442-3194. (TnScan)

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DIVORCE with or without children $99.95. Includes name change and property settlement agreement. FREE information. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. Call 1-888789-0198 24/7. (TnScan)

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2 - GROCERY STORE & Food Service Equipment Auctions, Nov 5th Lexington, KY & Nov 12th Nashville, TN. Complete sale bill & or, ID1680. Mark Taylor Auctioneer: KY N6138, TN 5525/TN FIRM 4640, 618-889-6899.

For Sale/Rent FOR SALE OR RENT: House in Rutherford. Call 235-2773 or 749-5287.


Cattle 100 HEAD SELL Black Angus Female Production Sale. Noon, Saturday, October 29. Lone Oaks Farm, 10000 Lake Hardeman Road, Middleton, TN. Call for Catalog (731) 376-0011.

For Rent FOR RENT – 3 BR, 1 BA spacious living room and dining room. $450 month with deposit of $250. 513 S. Poplar, Kenton. Call 731-607-5912 --------------------------------FOR RENT – 2 BR, 1 BA $400 month with deposit of $200. 517 E. 3rd St., Trenton, 731-607-5912


Open to the Public 2nd & 3rd Saturday of each month from 9-12 Bedding, clothing, household items

For emergency call 643-6237

Dyer Apartments Now Accepting Applications 2 Bedroom - Rent $0-$60700 3 Bedroom - Rent $0-$66700 174 Rocky Point Drive Dyer, TN 38330 1-731-692-2220

MAINTENANCE POSITION TO FILL FOR MULTIPLE COMPLEXES Must be experienced in Painting, Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical and H-VAC Certified. For Application Call 731-692-2220 or email

POSITION AVAILABLE The City of Dyer is accepting applications for a Fire Chief through Friday, November 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. All applications must be received at Dyer City Hall, 235 South Royal Street, Dyer, Tennessee. Applications and Job Descriptions are available at Dyer City Hall weekdays 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.


Walton Thompson, Mayor 38 Walnut Grove Rd (Hwy 445) in Rutherford 4,000 sq ft heated, 3 BR, 2.5 bath, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, hardwood and custom tile throughout. Exercise room, game room, office, large covered patio, lots of extras! Call for showing: 414-0335.

HELP WANTED Behavioral Healthcare Center at Martin is seeking Full Time and Part Time Mental Health Technicians (CNA License Required) 12 Hour Shifts. Low Case Load! Work with a Great Team! Free CPI and CPR Certifications! Every other weekend off! Great Benefits for Full Time Employees! Ask for Stacie Belmont! BHC-M, 458 Hannings Lane, Martin, TN 38237. 731-588-2830. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Subway located Inside Dyer Food Rite is Accepting Applications for

SUBWAY MANAGER Subway Store Managers are expected to perform and implement overall store management. Responsibilites include but are not limited too: •Performing Inventory and Money Control System •Supervising staff •Supervising food safety guidelines •Promoting sales •Preparing food •Taking customer orders •Communicating well with owners, employees, customers and Subway corporate staff Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED equivalent 2 years Food Service Management Service preferred Interest applicants may complete an application at Food Rite or apply on-line at

“For Over 40 Years!!!

Page 10 The Tri-City Reporter, Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dyer FD visits Dyer School during fire prevention week Children in Dyer Elementary School had a visit from the Dyer Fire Department last week

as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Dyer firefighter/public educational officer Lynn

Tharpe said the firefighters focus on teaching what to do if a fire starts and to know when the fire department

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK - Ms. Gwynne Morris’ kindergarten class visited with Dyer Fire Department to learn about fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week. Included in the group are (not in order of appearance) firefighter/public educational officer Lynn Tharpe, Dearion Allen,Gracie Alford, Chloe Anderson, Jacob Arnold, Anakin Baker, Ruby Brown, Benjamin Davis, Bradson Draper, Landon Dutton, Brooklyn Farley, Colton Freeman, Madilyn Goodgine, Reece Halbrook, Noah Hassell, Jesse McKinney, Timberly Mayberry, Taylor Miget, Megan Qualls, Anthony Smith, Jayda Yarbrough, kindergarten teacher Gwynne Morris and firefighter Craig Blackburn.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE DYER COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECTA DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Default has been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided for in that certain Deed of Trust dated November 30, 2006, of record in Deed Book/Page Number 631 / 582, Instrument 200608142, Register’s Office for Dyer County, Tennessee, from Lanita Taylor and Reginald Taylor (Borrower) to TEEL MCCORMACK & MARONEY (Trustee) for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION (Lender), securing the Note/indebtedness therein described, the entire Note/indebtedness having been declared in default and immediately due and payable by the lawful owner and holder thereof. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONALTRUST COMPANY,AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF APRIL 1, 2007 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2007-BR2 (Holder), now being the present owner/ holder of said indebtedness, has now requested that foreclosure proceedings be instituted, and said Holder has appointed the firm listed below as Successor Trustee under said Deed of Trust, by an instrument duly recorded in the aforesaid records, to serve in the place and stead of the aforementioned Trustee. Notice of the Right to Foreclose was sent to the Borrower by letter dated August 02, 2011. NOW, THEREFORE, said Successor Trustee, or agent thereof, pursuant to said Deed of Trust, having been requested by the Holder so to do, and by virtue of the authority and power vested in said Successor Trustee by said Deed of Trust, will on November 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., at the usual and customary location at the Dyer County, Tennessee, Courthouse, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash (or credit upon the indebtedness secured if the lawful owner and holder thereof is the successful purchaser), the following-described property: SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE 4TH CIVIL DISTRICT OF DYER COUNTY, TENNESSEE AND WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF DYERSBURG AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING ATA POINT IN THE NORTH MARGIN OF LINE OF PEONY SUBDIVISION, SAID POINT ALSO BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 32 IN SAID PEONY SUBDIVISION AND IN THE SOUTH LINE OF THE TRACT OF LAND CONVEYED BY JONES GREER ET AL ALSO TO JAMES I DEFOE, WHO IS ONE AND THE SAME PERSON AS JAMES W. DEFOE, HIS FULL NAME BEING JAMES W. IZOR DEFOE, ON APRIL 5, 1941, WHERE EAST MARGIN OF EWELL AVENUE INTERSECTS SAID LINE; RUNNING THENCE WITH THE EAST MARGIN OF EWELL AVENUE EXTENDED NORTH 3 DEGREES 0 MINUTES WEST 208.70 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 0 MINUTES EAST 208.7 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE SOUTH 3 DEGREES EAST 208.7 FEET TO A STAKE IN THE SOUTH MARGIN OF SAID DEFOE-GREER TRACT OF LAND; THENCE SOUTH 87 DEGREES 0 MINUTES WEST WITH SOUTH LINE OF DEFOE TRACT, PASSING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PEONY SUBDIVISION AT 193.7 FEET AND CONTINUING ON A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 208.7 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

TAX MAP 88-L, C-10. BEING THE SAME REAL PROPERTY CONVEYED TO LANITA TAYLOR AND HUSBAND, REGINALD TAYLOR, BY DEED APPEARING OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 631, PAGE 580 IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF DYER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. For informational purposes only, this property is commonly known as 1540 Ewell Ave, Dyersburg, TN 38024, Parcel ID 088L-C-01000 000. The property shall be free from all right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, dower, curtesy, elective share, and all other exemptions that are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Successor Trustee will sell and convey only as Successor Trustee, “as is” and “where is” and without covenants of seizing or warranties of title. Listing of Subordinate Lien holders: N/A Listing of Other Interested Parties: N/A This sale is subject to liens; easements; encumbrances; property taxes; rights of redemption of taxing entities; all matters shown on any recorded plan(s) or plat(s); 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; any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and other matters which are prior in right to the lien of the aforesaid Deed of Trust. If a high bidder fails to close a sale, the Successor Trustee shall have the option of making the sale to the next highest bidder. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the sale to another day, time and/or place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above, or at any date and time fixed by a preceding postponement. Alternatively, at its option, Successor Trustee may give a new notice of sale. Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco, PC One Alliance Center, 4th Floor 3500 Lenox Road Atlanta, GA 30326 (866) 960-8298 File# 008434

should be called. “Sometimes there is just smoke,” Tharpe said, “but the most important thing to do is dial 911. And if there is a fire, get out, stay out, and don’t go back.” He also recommends families have practice exit drills just in case there ever is an emergency. It’s important to actually do an exit drill and to have a certain place that everyone knows to go to. “That helps you and the fire department,” said Tharpe. Firefighter Craig Blackburn said,“We let them get familiar with the truck and the equipment so they wouldn’t be scared.” Dyer Fire Department also handed out fire safety coloring books, activities and games.

JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER - Junior firefighter Colton Eddleman, wearing a fire helmet, got to see inside Dyer’s pumper truck with firefighter Craig Blackburn.

Cooper relishes reporting from page 1 work with drama, directing the Christmas plays. I really enjoy drama and directing. Recently, I participated in the Masquerade Theater in Union City. I had a part in ‘The Music Man’ playing the character Maude Dunlop.” She also plays guitar and “has a banjo that I have not mastered yet.” “I like to sing at church and really enjoy writing the community news for North Union. I write it in such a way as to let people have an insight into the personality of our church. I always end the news saying, ‘I’ll see you in church on Sunday. I’m nearly always in church,” said Cooper. “Since my husband felt the call to preach the Gospel, we have had many miraculous things occur in our lives. It is truly beyond description, the difference in our life that Christ has made. I try to show that goodness when I write the community

news.” Don’s father, Jim Cooper was originally from Greenfield and moved to Michigan. Jim and his sons, Don and Ron were all in industrial press repair work as a vocation. They started Southern Machinery Repair in Union City in 1982. Don and Connie had the D-Bar-C ranch in Martin, Tennessee where they raised and sold rodeo cattle. As the Laneview Church grew, the Coopers sold the ranch to the University of Tennessee. Don’s brother Ron still owns SMR and Don works as a salesman for Ron as well as pastoring at North Union. Connie Cooper continued, “Our home has a western theme to it because of the riding stable days and the rodeo ranch. Before I got married, I wanted to be a veterinarian. But, we got married instead. Don worked at my family’s stable when we were teenagers. When his father, Jim was in World

War II, he chauffeured John Wayne on a USO tour. Jim was a big John Wayne fan, so when Don was born he named him Don Wayne. Then when our son was born Don named him Chance Wayne, because in a few movies John Wayne’s character was named Chance.” “We have two children. Chance’s wife is named Reecea and they have one child, Cody. They are all still involved in rodeo and live in Martin. Cody goes to Westview and will be going to UT Martin on the rodeo team. Our daughter is Jamie Moeller and is married to State Trooper Chris Moeller. They have three sons: Matt, Mark and Michael. They were all home schooled. Matt went to Afghanistan with the Marine Corp and now works for the city of Martin. His wife is named Jenna. Mark works for Tennessee Tractor, while Michael is still in school and helps his father with a lawn mowing business.

Courtsquare Arts & Antiques adds new artisan Courtsquare Arts & Antiques is pleased to announce that Martin Paschall of Paris, Tennessee, has joined the ranks of the artists and antique dealers who have their art and antiques for sale across from the Gibson County Courthouse in Trenton,

Tennessee. Martin creates original, wheel-thrown and hand-built stoneware pottery that is both functional and artistic. He began learning the craft in 1965 while a student at Ole Miss, and is currently a member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi.

NOTICE OF ELECTION AND SAMPLE BALLOT YORKVILLE CITY ELECTION TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011 Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Sec. 212-111(c), the Gibson County Election Commission hereby gives notice of the City of Yorkville Election to be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM at the following precinct in the City of Yorkville: Yorkville City Hall. Notice is also given, pursuant to TCA, Sec. 2-6302(a)(5) that the Absentee and Early votes will be counted Tuesday, November 1, 2011, beginning at 6:00 PM at the Election Commission Office, located on the first floor of the Courthouse. GIBSON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION SAMPLE BALLOT MUNICIPAL ELECTION CITY OF YORKVILLE GIBSON COUNTY, TN NOVEMBER 1, 2011 CITY COMMISSIONER Vote for Three (3) HOLLIS A. HANKS Independent Candidate JOHN W. HIGDON, JR. Independent Candidate MACK ZARECOR Independent Candidate WRITE-IN WRITE-IN WRITE-IN

He has exhibited his work in numerous arts and crafts festivals from Jackson, Mississippi, to Normal, Illinois, and his pieces are featured in several area galleries including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. Some of his creations are owned by country music artists Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Pam Tillis, as well as actress Cherry Jones. Former President Bill Clinton owns one of Martin’s vases, which he displays in his New York office. Martin’s pottery has won First Place for five consecutive years in the Artist’s Showcase, and he currently teaches adult wheel-throwing classes at Lee Academy for the Arts in Paris, Tennessee. For a unique, one of a kind gift that will become an heirloom, visit the volunteer artists and antique dealers at Courtsquare Arts & Antiques. Courtsquare Arts & Antiques is a non-profit with 40 volunteer member artists or antique collectors, who present monthly events such as presenting artists, antique experts, art shows or art classes for the public, as well as exhibiting works of art and antiques by their membership. Contact Berlynne Holman, 731-8550976 for further information.

PASCHALL POTTERY - Original wheel-thrown and hand-thrown stoneware pottery by Martin Paschall is now available at Courtsquare Arts & Antiques.

Tri-City Reporter October 26 2011

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