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Dyer residents pay highest combined tax rate BY STEVE SHORT you’re a resident of Gibson County, your property tax can depend on several different tax rates depending on your place of residence. Residents of cities pay county, city and school taxes. Rural residents living outside cities pay the county tax ($0.72) plus a school district tax, depending on which school district they occupy. Humboldt residents pay the county tax plus a city rate that encompasses the city schools. Property Assessor Gary Paschall said Gibson Co. is unique in having 11 different taxing jurisdictions because of multiple towns and special school districts with taxing powers. New tax rates were recently approved following a state reappraisal of property. Dyer residents pay the see page 3



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DEAR SANTA - Kenton School Principal Renee Childs gets in the spirit of the season, sitting on Santa’s knee during the town’s Breakfast with Santa held at the school. The Kenton School Boosters sponsored the breakfast. The Kenton White Squirrel Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 12 beginning at 6 p.m.

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County Clerk to retire BY DANNY JONES THE GAZETTE Gibson County Clerk Diane Taylor has announced she plans to retire at the end of her present term September 1, 2010, ending 20 years serving in that position. Originally hired as deputy clerk in 1968 by then clerk Edwin E. “Cotton” Pigue, Taylor also worked 16 years under Clerk Josephine Jackson. Upon Jackson’s retirement in 1990, Taylor was elected to her first fouryear term. She then ran unopposed in 94, 98, 02 and 06. Taylor stated that she has seen many changes in the clerk’s office in these 40 plus years. “I want to express my sincere gratitude to the voters of Gibson County for their continued confidence and support,” Taylor said. She continued by saying her campaign pledge was “Vote for me and I’ll work for you” and she has fulfilled that pledge to the see page 3

BY MICHAEL ENOCHS The Kenton City Council met in regular monthly session on December 1, at the Kenton City Hall. The city is gearing up to celebrate Christmas as only the home of the white squirrels can do. Even though there might not be a white Christmas, Kenton’s white squirrels, up in the trees, will have the best seats in the house from which to watch the Christmas parade scheduled for Saturday, December 12. Alderman Tim Johns informed the board that lineup for the parade will start at 5 p.m. at the former Plastech Company parking lot with the parade beginning at 6 p.m. L. A. Baucum is the grand marshal for the parade. Baucom is a long-time resident of Kenton and was a charter member of the Kenton Volunteer Fire Department of which he served as Fire Chief for five years. He was elected city alderman in 1959 and served for 10 years. He is a former president of the Kenton Lion’s Club, and served on the White Squirrel Festival Committee for many years. Baucom and his wife Rebecca have four children; Regina, Avery, Mark and Mike.

Baucom has been instrumental in the growth of Kenton School and has volunteered his time to keep Kenton and its residents thriving. The community is thankful for Baucom’s commitment to the town’s success. Johns L.A. Baucum announced that other scheduled parade participants include; the Tennessee National Guard, the Gibson County High School marching band, the Junior High School band comprised of students from Dyer, Rutherford and Kenton, and various participants from the area fire, police, and see page 3

Annual Shop Dyer event a big success BY JOHNNY MCILWAIN Christmas came early to the Dyer community last Thursday evening as 14 Dyer businesses opened their doors for Dyer Station Celebration’s annual ‘Shop Dyer After Hours.’ After a long day of ‘business as usual’they set up tables laden with food, added decorations, prepared boxes for door prizes and waited for the crowds of shoppers and browsers to appear. And appear they did! Even with the added 30 minutes for this event, shoppers still had trouble finding the time to visit all of the businesses involved. The door prizes included everything from country hams to haircuts to gas cards to decorative gift items. The food items available were a variety of finger foods, grilled hot dogs and delicious hot drinks. Food Rite was packed again this year with parked cars and many of the participating businesses were see page 3

BY LORI CATHEY On Tuesday, November 23 during the basketball game against Humboldt, Gibson County Lady Pioneer Heather Griffin notched her 1,000th career point. Griffin added 19 points in the win against the Lady Vikings, reaching the milestone with a turn-around jumper. She also had seven rebounds, three blocked shots and was seven of 10 from the field. “I knew I was getting close but I didn’t know I was going to get it tonight,” said Griffin. “It’s nice to have personal achievements but none of them can be accomplish without your teammates.” Griffin becomes the 15th member of the Lady Pioneers Basketball 1,000 Point Club.

Final plans made for Rutherford Cheer BY ALAN ABBOTT Names have been added to the Rutherford Christmas Cheer list. Fruit, candy and grocery items have been ordered. Final plans are made to help our friends and neighbors have a joyous Christmas holiday. The sponsoring organizations, our businesses, local churches and many contributors want to encourage our friends to make a small difference in their lives. The Lions Club, Woodman of the World Loge 153 and the American see page 3

Dyer Goodwill finalizes list for deliveries

CITY LUMBER - Johnny McIlwain visits City Lumber employees Vanessa Griggs, Dona Leadbetter, Bethany Hall and April Martin during the Shop Dyer event last Thursday.


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BY SAM THOMPSON The Dyer Goodwill Committee met this past Thursday night and collected names of the families who will receive food and baskets of fruit this year. This year, we will pack out 89 food boxes and 113 sunshine baskets and 41 bags to go to the nursing home. The committee went over each name and hopes see page 3

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Insight & Opinion

Stop the information overload

Clayburn Peeples reports: are constantly subjected to. Phone calls, everywhere we go, music, nonstop commercials in the stores where we shop. Flashing messages at banks and schools and even churches. Text messages, emails — you can’t get away from the sound and sight of someone trying to reach you for something. We’ve got more new information flowing through our brains than ever before, but less and less of it is sticking. The information age has brought us a king’s ransom of information, but only a beggar’s purse of attention to hold it in. This constant, ever expanding river of information is flooding our senses to the point we are losing our ability to properly pay attention to anything. And paying attention is crucial to everything. All these external interruptions are keeping us from processing the things internally that we should be taking seriously enough to remember and act upon. The problem has become so serious in the workplace that economists estimate the bill for lost productivity from unnecessary interruptions at 650 billion dollars. Phone calls, both on land lines and those we get on our personal phones, take their tolls. So do over commitment and multitasking, but for those who work at computers, the greatest bombardment

Where did you get the information for your column last week?” the man asked. “I can’t remember,” I said after thinking for a few seconds, “what I wrote about last week.” “Well,” he replied, “now I can’t either, but it was real interesting.” That’s the way it goes these days. Nobody can remember anything, sometimes even things they are talking about. Someone once said that human beings are nothing more than a collection of memories. Well if so, we’re less than we used to be. You’ve probably got your own stories about some great forgetting or other, and it’s not just things like your cousin’s boyfriend’s name or where you left your glasses. It’s things like, “Where did I go after I left the store Sunday afternoon?” or “I see by this check stub that I wrote a check for $137. What was it for?” More and more, our short term memories are on the fritz, and it’s not just aging baby-boomers who are suffering from the malady. It cuts across all age groups. People talk about it everywhere, at parties, at church, at . . . at . . .. Oh, shucks; I can’t remember where else. But it is a real phenomenon, and a serious problem, caused, it has been hypothesized, by the endless barrage of information we

of interruptions comes from email. Other Internet activities also suck up an enormous part of many people’s work day, so much that one company, Rescue Time, offers free downloadable programs to help people stop wasting time on the Internet. The company says the typical employee who works at a computer all day long will check his email more than 50 times and use instant messaging 77 times. And while a simple text message or a short email might only take a few seconds to read or answer, management experts say a one-minute interruption will cost the average person between ten and 15 minutes of lost productivity, time neither the employee or the employer will ever recapture. Because of this information avalanche, getting and holding the attention of people, be they workers, students or potential customers is more difficult than it has ever been. It has even spawned a new academic discipline, “attention economics.” Attention economics treats human attention as the scarce commodity it is, and it applies economic theory to solve various information management problems. It begins by recognizing that when we constantly consume vast amounts of information we respond

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50 YEARS AGO December 10, 1959 The annual Christmas Cantata, sponsored by the Dyer Music Lovers’ Club will be presented Sunday December 13 at the First United Presbyterian Church. The Christmas Carols will begin at 4:15 with Mrs. Hollan Holt, organist, and Mrs. G. B. Robison, pianist. Mrs. R. E. Jessup will be the director of the cantata. The Dyer Senior Class sponsored a Womanless Beauty Revue on December 1. From a group of 32 contestants the retiring queen, Donnie Chevalia, crowned Danny Becton. His court consists of Larry Pafford, first maid; Lannie McGaught, second maid; and Tid Harpole, alternate.

Tanner will not seek re-election BY U.S. REP. JOHN TANNER Other than wearing the military uniform of my country, I can think of no higher privilege than serving in public office with the consent of free men and women. Betty Ann and I have been honored and humbled by the support granted us through the years. The many kindnesses and friendships extended to us are something we cherish and for which we will be forever grateful. When we were first elected to Congress some 21 years ago, I agreed, as I do now, with our predecessor, Ed Jones, that 20 years was an appropriate amount of time to serve, with the voters’ consent. Betty Ann and I had

considered retiring in 2007 at the end of the 110th Congress, were it not for the fact that our nation had the chance to elect an American as President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly at this critical moment in the war in Afghanistan. However, we believed we owed it to our country to stay and fulfill this term of office as NATO PA President. This mandate expires in November 2010, and therefore, we have made the decision not to seek reelection to Congress. No one could have asked for a more dedicated staff to help countless thousands of our constituents. Long hours, nights and weekends are not uncommon in our offices. We

our state and country. Whether fighting for individual freedoms, our military and veterans, small businesses, family farms, or better roads, Congressman Tanner fought tirelessly to improve the lives of West Tennesseans. He is my friend, and I wish

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25 YEARS AGO December 13, 1984 Homes included on the Holiday Tour of Homes in Dyer were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hill, Mrs. Charlie Stribling, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mikkelsen, Mr and Mrs. Ronnie Barron and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hill. Also included on the tour was the Dyer Cumberland Presbyterian Church. GCHS football awards were announced at the fall sports banquet. Award winners were Joey Hunt, Greg Minton, Keith Ramsey, Andy Davis, Phil Corbin, Roger Carroll, Craig Baier, and Lee Workman. Receiving golf awards at the banquet were Brad Walker and Greg Minton. The awards were presented by Coach Harry Tignor.

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10 YEARS AGO December 2, 1999 “Love Lights a Tree” is a program sponsored by the local unit (Gibson-North) of the American Cancer Society. With a donation of $5, you can help light the lights on a “love” tree. An appropriate card will be sent to the person honored by you or to the family of the person memorialized. Dyer residents experienced loss of electric power Sunday night due to an accident on South College Street. Joshua A. Boals of Humboldt was traveling southbound when he lost control of his vehicle, and struck a light pole. The truck sustained damage to the front and right fender. The driver was unharmed.

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State Senator Lowe Finney (D-Jackson) stated that he intends to continue his service in the State Senate and will not seek the Democratic nomination for Tennessee’s eighth congressional district. “I applaud Congressman John Tanner for his service to

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look forward to continuing this service to the 8th District next year through the end of the 111th Congress. Our nation faces many severe and unrelenting problems. I will stay active on these matters and continue my efforts with the Blue Dogs and others of good will to help our citizens come together for the future of our children and grandchildren. No road in public life is travelled alone. Betty Ann and our children have sacrificed much over these years, and for them and for me, we say a simple and heartfelt ‘thank you.’ It has truly been our friends and supporters who have made this journey possible.

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him every success in his retirement”, Finney stated. Senator Finney said that after talking with area friends, supporters, and family that he would not enter the race to replace Tanner. “The past 36 hours have been a whirlwind of excitement in West Tennessee politics, and Tiffany and I have been overwhelmed at the support we’ve received from friends and supporters to consider this run. But today, more than ever, West Tennessee needs focused leadership fighting for our values and our jobs, because while the times may be changing, the challenge remains the same. Our region needs a state senator focused on creating West Tennessee jobs, delivering in-home care to seniors, raising the expectations bar for teachers and students, and easing the burdens for our farmers and small business owners. That is the challenge I accepted three years ago, and that is the challenge on which I remain focused today.” Senator Lowe Finney represents Carroll, Gibson, and Madison counties. He is Vice-Chairman of the State and Local Government Committee, and serves on the Long-Term Care Oversight Committee and Transportation Committee.

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Kenton dreams of a white from page 1 rescue organizations. There will also be numerous dignitaries from throughout the area riding or walking in the parade. Last but not least, Santa Claus himself will be riding in the parade. Alderperson Peggy Ray, who chairs the parks and recreation committee, arranged for the city works crew to help put up the Christmas lighting. Santa Claus visited the town at the city hall on Saturday, November 28, and again on Saturday, December 5, to have his picture taken with many of the area children. Santa also came to the Pancake Breakfast held at the Kenton School on December 5, and will return to Kenton City Hall on December 19 for another visit. Johns also tried to book Rudolph, Donner and Blitzen, or one of the other reindeer that work for Santa. Their bookings were all filled up for this season,

but Johns promises there will be at least one reindeer that will come to Kenton next year. Also in the Christmas spirit, alderperson Shirley Clark reminded everyone that she is helping take up new toys to carry to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital for the sick children who are patients there. They are in need of more toys for the kids. Anyone who wants to buy a new toy to be sent to LeBonheur can drop it off at the Kenton City Hall. It will be carried to LeBonheur before Christmas Eve. In other business brought before the board, city recorder Camellia Cunningham will set up a meeting with a representative from New Wave Communications to discuss renewal of a ten-year contract. Johns wanted to meet with New Wave before making any decision on the renewal. Concerning county-wide fire protection, Alderman

Scott Reeves reported that in the latest developments, Obion County will give the city $5000 in matching funds. Subscriptions for fire protection may have to go up. The Obion County Commission meets next on January 11. The board decided to table the matter until the next regularly scheduled meeting. The board also voted to accept on the first reading Ordinance 2009-5, concerning cross connections for backflow prevention in the city water system. This is a state law requirement for safety reasons to keep water at commercial sites and swimming pools from reentering the water system. Clark asked for an update report on the unfinished business of condemned properties in the city. Johns stated that he wanted to begin the procedures during the months of January and February so as to be able to proceed with the actual cleanup in the spring.

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Shop Dyer from page 1 packed with shoppers. The Christmas spirit was more than evident from one end of town to the other. This event was a wonderful time for Dyer citizens to support their area businesses and a great time for Dyer’s citizens to visit with their neighbors and friends. The participating businesses made sure that there were plenty of bargains and graciously welcomed customers for their respective festive open houses. It was a terrific way to begin the holiday season in Dyer.

Rutherford Cheer from page 1 Legion Post #218 has for many years sponsored this program. Being remembered at Christmas has meant a lot to our people. The cheer bags will be packed on Friday, December 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge Hall. If you want to help, you are welcomed to participate. The cheer bags will be delivered on Saturday morning, December 12 beginning at 9 a.m. Trucks and people will be needed to make deliveries. We welcome men, women, boys and girls. This would be a good service project for our young people. Come to the Masonic building and receive a blessing by being a part of this worthwhile program. We take this opportunity to express our “Thanks” to those who have contributed financially and to those who have helped pack and deliver in the past. We also appreciate those who are willing to help in 2009. The following donations have been made through December 4, 2009: Calvary Baptist Church, $100; Leitherland Funeral Home, $50; Laverne Parnell, $10; Greene Things, $25; D and D Service Center, $30; Robbie and Jeff Emerson, $20; Sample Tractor and Auto Supply, $50; Rutherford C.P. Church, $100; Cathy Kilburn, $20; Anonymous, $25; Hester Drug Company, $100; Pates Department Store, $100; Farmers and Merchants Bank, $100; Volunteer Insurance, $25; John W. King, $100; Sue and Joe Bone, $35; Rutherford Birthday Club, $73; Mary Frances King, $10; Pat King, $5; for a total to date of $978.

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Crowe’s license to practice law. Crowe cannot practice law while on disability inactive status. Crowe can return to the practice of law only after reinstatement by order of the Supreme Court. If Crowe’s disability inactive status is removed, then his temporary suspension will again be effective immediately

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DOOR PRIZE WINNERS - Winners of the Dyer Station Celebration Breakfast With Santa door prize drawings were 0-23 months-Jack Samples, (who was also the youngest child there), two to four years-Peyton Samples, five to eight yearsWill Rogers and nine to 12 years-Lexi Richards.

Dyer Goodwill finalizes from page 1 that no one was left out that needed some help. If you would like to contribute to this program, you may do so at the Farmers and Merchants Bank or the branch bank at Food-Rite. As you know, this is our way of making

this program a success. We appreciate everyone who contributes to the program. This program has been in operation since 1950. Those who contributed this week are Mrs. Jackie Stover, $100; Methodist Bible Class, $100; Anonymous, $50; Poplar

Grove Church, $50, for a total of $300. Again, thank you for your contributions and help toward this event. It is always good to know that we have families in this area that are willing to help others who are in need at this time of the year.

Dyer residents pay highest from page 1 county’s largest property tax rate of $4.21 per $100 assessed property value. The actual rate according to the state Comptroller is $4.2054. Bradford is second in line at $4.16 (rounded to nearest penny). Rural county residents pay the lowest tax rate at $2.52. Total property tax rates (city-county-school district) for Gibson County residents according to the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Justin P. Wilson as of December 2009: Rural Gibson Co. $2.52 Yorkville $3.10 Humboldt $3.40 Gibson $3.42 Rutherford $3.83 Milan $3.89

Kenton $3.99 Medina $4.14 Trenton $4.15 Bradford $4.16 Dyer $4.21.

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County Clerk from page 1 best of her ability. She also wants to thank her husband and family for their help in keeping that commitment, even when it meant they got less of her time. Taylor also expressed her immense appreciation to the deputy clerks for their service over the years. “They are the front line, meeting the public and doing their best to serve the people of this county. They have a tremendous responsibility to keep up

with all the laws governing the various duties handled in the clerk’s office,” she said. After retirement Taylor plans to spend more time with her family, her hobbies and just enjoying not being on a schedule. She again expressed her sincere thanks to everyone who has been supportive of her for these past years, and said she appreciates all the friends she has met and the kindnesses they have shown.

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Community Living Kenton News

Kelly and Scott Greathouse

Barron weds Greathouse Mr. and Mrs. Billy Barron and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Greathouse are proud to announce the marriage of their children, Kelly Barron and Scott Greathouse. Their happily ever after began on Saturday,

September 19, 2009, at an outdoor ceremony in Gatlinburg, with friends and family present. They enjoyed their honeymoon at the Disney Resort in Florida. They currently reside in Charleston, West Virginia.

Dyer Church of Christ By Sabrina Sullivan

Morning worship services had an attendance of 108 and 85 in Sunday school. Perfect attendance was the two and three year olds with Bobby Sullivan. The message for the morning service came from Ecclesiastes 12:1, “Remember Thy Creator.� The message for the evening service came from the book of Mark 14:1-9, “In Memory of Her.� Our prayer list includes Belinda Garrett, Judy Clark’s sister; the family of Paul Crenshaw; Zachery Bell, Eugene and Betty Bell’s grandson; all of our shut-ins and the ones in the nursing home. Make plans to participate in caroling this Christmas season. We will be singing at the Dyer Nursing Home

on December 10 and at the Harlan Morris Home in Trenton on December 17. We will meet in the assembly room at each place at 6:30 p.m. If you get a chance to come, we are also making plans to go caroling at the Veterans Home in Humboldt on December 21. The Dyer community volunteers and churches will meet at Dyer School lunchroom on December 19 to pack out food boxes for the needy. We will meet at 9 a.m. to pack out food boxes and at 4 p.m. to make the fruit baskets. Delivery will be December 20 at 1:15 p.m. This is a good opportunity to spread Christmas cheer to so many in our community.

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The Kenton School Annual Christmas Music Program was a huge success again this year with a record number in attendance. Last Sunday afternoon at the Kenton Gym, parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors of our talented students flooded the gymnasium to hear their Christmas Concert. Under the superb direction of their music teacher, Valerie Sanderson, the crowd was treated to a variety of Christmas songs, some of which were highlighted by the students’ skilled playing of various instruments. Each class from preschool to fourth grade as well as the Rutherford Chorale Group did themselves and their music teacher proud with their performance. Not even a brief power outage was able to stop the show or put a damper on the Christmas Spirit that was prevalent. Closing out the delightful afternoon was a number performed beautifully by the teachers. There may have been those who arrived for the Christmas Concert with a humbug attitude, but most assuredly they left it behind, replaced with a proper Christmas spirit. The Christmas spirit was more than evident in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church last Sunday evening as the David Johnson Chorus

Golden Agers December 2nd brought 21 members together for food, fellowship and devotional. Bro. John Fields spent the meeting with prayer and offered the blessing for the food and those present. Following the fellowship, prayers were requested for Zack Bell, Betty Turner, Wanda Adams, Phyllis Hanks, Doris Turner, Carol Crouse, Shirley King, Cheryl and Rick McCormick with prayer by Bro. John Fields. Happy birthday was sung to Jane Forseyth, led by Alice Ernest and accompanied by Anne Thompson. The group sang, “Give Me That Old Time Religion� and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.�

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filled the air with their special sounds of Christmas. The talented chorus performed a vast selection of old Christmas standards as well as newer favorites. The audience that paced the large sanctuary was in awe at the twists put on familiar songs by very creative arrangements. With the performance of each song, they left the audience wondering what musical magic they would hear next. It was indeed a treat to have been present at such a festive and touching performance. Great sadness has struck the families of Jean Jewell and Johnny McAlphin with their passing last week. We extend to all those who knew and loved them, our most sincere condolences. May the peace and power of the heavenly Father be yours in abundance in your time of loss. Food for Thought, “It’s a season of giving a season of love. A season of peace and joy from above. Which part will you play in this season that’s here? A giver of love or a red-nosed reindeer?� Our prayer list includes Carol Primrose, Eva Davidson, Henry Herane, Billy Wardlow, Elmer Williams, Sam Weatherly, Jesse Davidson, Elaine Davidson, Joe Rush, Sue Rush, Bobby Joe Rush and Clint McLodge.

By Virginia Burgess Our Christmas luncheon is scheduled for December 16 at Kappi’s Steakhouse in Humboldt. Bro. DeWayne Goodgine opened his devotional with responsive reading No. 622. He asked, “What does Christmas mean and what is it about?� It is about Jesus. Bro. DeWayne’s scripture references were taken from Luke 2, Philippians 4, Hebrews 10 and Revelations 20. A special prayer session led by Bro. Marcus Kelley for Bro. Jerry Legg and his mission team now in Brazil. The group was dismissed with prayer by Bro. DeWayne.

Thompson - Patton Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Patton would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Aimee Grace Thompson to Eric Jason Patton on December 19, 2009, 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Dyer. Music will begin at 2:30 p.m. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Hicks of Rutherford and Mrs. Anne Thompson and the late Richard Thompson of Dyer. Aimee is a 2005 graduate of Gibson County High School and a 2009 graduate of The University of Tennessee at Martin. She

is an employee of the Gibson County School District where she teaches fourth grade at Medina Middle School. The groom-elect is the grandson of Mrs. Jean Patton of Trenton and the late Mr. George Patton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Westbrooks of Dyer. Eric is a 2001 graduate of Gibson County High School and a 2006 graduate of Bethel University. He is an employee at Bethel University where he is an assistant baseball coach. After the ceremony, the couple will reside in McKenzie. Invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only.

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Bethpage By Joyce Brown

Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell We were very saddened to hear of the passing of our beloved brother, Paul Crenshaw. Paul and Mamie lived in our community for many years. Those who loved him will miss him. Please keep Mamie in your prayers. A disturbing trend seen often in many churches is the apparent apathy of many Christians. Apathy means that there is a lack of feeling or emotion. A person may attend services, but it appears that they are only “going through the motions.� In this lesson today, I want to stress some of the “fundamentals� or “basics� that we need to get back to whenever our lives are in a spiritual slump. One of these basic elements is that we need to energize our faith. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. It is having a firm conviction and a confident trust in God. Faith in God is essential to pleasing Him

(Hebrews 11:6). Without faith, the only alternative is doubt accompanied by fear. Through diligent reading of the Bible, we can “energize� our faith. So, when you find yourself in a spiritual slump, pick up your Bible and allow it to rebuild that “confident trust� you once had. Another element to get back to basics is to fortify our hope. A common definition of hope is “desire plus expectation.� We must have hope to persevere (Romans 8:25). Nothing “fortifies� our hope better than those wonderful passages that reveal the eternal destiny of the saints. Another important element to going back to the basics is to activate our love. Expressing love gives us “assurance� of our salvation, that God will answer our prayers and reassures us that we abide in God, and He in us. Joy is another essential element

Tri-City Church of Christ We had several visitors for our Sunday morning services and the regular monthly dinner. Unfortunately, I was unable to get all their names, so suffice it to say that you are always welcome. It is hoped that you were uplifted and challenged by the sermon presented by Bro. Benny McVay, who had recovered enough from his recent sickness to present a lesson on how, contrary to some, the churches of Christ believe in studying the Old Testament. However, in order to properly understand the New, we must become knowledgeable concerning the Old. The apostle Paul alluded to this in Romans 15:4, where he stated that the things written aforetime were written for our learning. Therefore, Bro. McVay took us back to Genesis 4:2-7, and the account concerning Cain and Abel. After a few minutes of discussion he then asked, “Why were these things written?� The answer? To point out that God had told these young men what he wanted

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sacrificed, but Cain offered perhaps from his heart, but it was his own, and not God’s will. It is written to let us know that our own will should not be substituted for the commands of God. The sermon next considered the story of two priests who offered strange fire, which the Lord had not commanded, as set forth in Leviticus 10. They, likewise, disobeyed God in offering fire, perhaps thinking fire is fire, and so what is wrong with adding something to it. It was wrong, however, in offering something more than God required. As a result, God let the fire loose and it burned them on the spot. Why is this story in the Old Testament? To show that God will not settle for anything more in worship than He has commanded. A third example is the example of Korah who gathered up 250 in rebellion against Moses and Aaron, God’s selected leaders, (Number 16:2-9). God ordered Moses and Aaron to separate themselves from the

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in our walk with God. Both Jesus and His apostles gave us words whereby our joy might be full (John 15:11; 1 John 1:4). Once again we see the value of daily Bible study of God’s Word. The last “basic� that we need to point out is to “enjoy your peace.� Peace with God begins with justification found only in Christ (Romans 5:1). Faith, hope, love, joy and peace; why are they often in short supply in the lives of many Christians? Because, they neglect two fundamental tools God provides for them, the Word of God and prayer. Are you in a spiritual slump? If you are, why not energize your faith, fortify your hope, activate your love, enhance your joy and enjoy your peace from God. We all need to restore these basic elements of the abundant life found only in Christ Jesus. May the love of God be with you this day.

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rebellious ones “that I may consume them in a moment.� As a result, the rebellious ones were swallowed up in the earth, along with all their households. Why this story? God’s appointed leaders are to be followed. Hebrews 13:17 is well to remember in this case. It states, “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves; for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief; for that is unprofitable for you.� A fourth example is Uzzah, as found in 2 Samuel 6:6-9. God had ruled that none except certain sons of Levi were to move the Ark of the Covenant. It was to be carried on poles by these men. However, using human reasoning, King David allowed it to be placed on a cart pulled by oxen. When it started to slide off, Uzzah supposedly thought he should stop it from sliding off, so reached forth and touched it. What happened next is most shocking. “And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.� Again, we see from this account that we dare not anger the Lord. Regardless of the circumstances, He is to be obeyed. Today, we learn from the NT, that we not immediately die, as did these for disobedience, but will lose our very soul in eternity for such. In conclusion, we dare not add to nor take from what has been revealed. The sermon Sunday night, by myself, considered the words found in Hebrews 12:3-11, “Consider, Who the Lord Loveth, He Chastened.� However, we recommend that you study it over or yourselves, as there remains no room in this week’s column for further discussion. God’s love, through chastening, draws us nearer to Himself.

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We’ve had a very busy, but wonderful, week at Bethpage. On Wednesday, we had our Hanging of the Greens service. Everybody participated in decorating the sanctuary with garland, ribbon-tied wreaths and hanging of all the beautiful ornaments on that magnificent tree. The advent wreath was placed and candles lit. Many individuals came to the altar area to place poinsettias in memory or in honor of family members and friends. Many agreed that it is especially beautiful this year. Thanks to Tina, Lynn and all that planned and prepared for this service. We began Sunday worship with music selections for this

special season. Bro. James’ sermon text was from John 20:24-31. His title was, “A Call to Confession.� We were blessed by Larry Simmons coming to join our church family. You are warmly welcomed, Larry, as you are already an asset to our church. Sunday night New Salem came and joined us for worship. Their youth group that has the “Hands Ministry� shared their message in song and signing. It is a very moving presentation. They are using this program to provide help to the Baptist Children’s Homes. They went to Memphis and did this program at the Children’s Home there and met some of the kids and

Keely Mill Our Sunday services began with Elaine Fields playing the piano and Kathy Hooper playing the organ, as Mike Fields led us in the hymn, “Away in the Manger.� Keith Hamlin opened in prayer and we all dismissed to our Sunday school classes. Ms. Christy Skelton taught our lesson, “How Can Jesus Help Me?� (Mark 1:14-31). Bro. John Fields closed us in prayer. Rejoice in the Lord always. Bro. Steve opened our worship hour singing a beautiful song entitled, “Sweet Little Jesus Boy.� We all joined the choir singing the hymns, “Hark! The Herald Angles Sing,� “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,� and “Joy to the World.� Ms. Nell Wimberly and her grandchildren, Jay and Allison Griggs, brought us our special music entitled, “I Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now.� Bro. Steve’s message for Sunday morning was entitled, “Spiritual Gifts,� from 1 Corinthians 12:1-2. Bro. Perry Wimberly closed our services in a word of prayer. The hymn, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,� opened our Sunday night services. Dakota Warren opened us in a word of prayer before we dismissed to the fellowship hall for our discipleship training lesson entitled, “Abraham Going Out in

workers. This encouraged them to continue taking this presentation to other churches to raise funds. If you get an opportunity to see it, you need to do so. You will be blessed. After the program, Bro. James preached from Mark 4:3-20, on things we just have to accept. A large group enjoyed a soup and chili supper following the service. Guess everyone will be having chilidogs this week, as we had lots of chili left. Thought from the pastor, “God doesn’t comfort us to make us comfortable, but to make us comforters.� Have a wonderful week and don’t get too busy to reflect on why we celebrate this season. God bless.

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Faith,� from Genesis 12:13; Hebrews 11:8. The hymn, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,� opened our Sunday night worship service along with a responsive reading from Isaiah 9:2, 6-7. We were blessed as Doressa Anderson, Andrea Hundley, Lindsay Allmon and Carlee Fields sang, “Jesus Loves Me.� For the next three Sunday nights, we will be doing a study by Rick Warren, “The Purpose of Christmas.� We closed in a time of prayer for our church, family, friends, neighbors and each other.

The hymn, “Blest Be the Tie,� closed our services. We thank the Lord for the visitors we had Sunday morning. We invite you to come worship with us Sundays at 11 a.m. and visit our website, keelymillbaptistchurch. com.

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Obituaries LADY BLANCHE THOMPSON Dyer – Funeral services for Lady Blanche Thompson, 95, were held on December 6, 2009 at the Karnes and Son Chapel in Dyer with Bro. Johnnie Welch officiating. Burial followed at the Cool Springs C.P. Church Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson passed away on December 5, 2009 at the Dyer Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and housewife, member of the Cool Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church and longtime contributor to The Tri-City Reporter newspaper. She is preceded in death by her spouse, Jimmy Thompson; parents, Dovsie and Norma Hendricks; brothers, Elmer Hendricks, Milton Hendricks and Cecil Hendricks. She is survived by nieces, Jacqueline Sims, Judith Hendricks, Gaye Hensley, Sandra Miller, Deborah Yarborah; one nephew, Dennis Hendricks; and one greatnephew, Johnny Hendricks.

JEAN JEWELL Kenton – Funeral services for Jean Jewell, 68, were held on December 6, 2009 at Leitherland Funeral Home in Rutherford with Bro. Hoyt Wilson and Bro. Tim Sanderson officiating. Burial followed at the Rutherford City Cemetery. Mrs. Jewell passed away on December 4, 2009 at Gibson General Hospital. She was retired from Brown Shoe and Kellwood and a member of First Baptist Church in Kenton. She is preceded in death by one son, Tim Jewell; father, Eldon Barron; and one brother, Doc Barron. She is survived by her spouse, Waymond Jewell, of Kenton; daughters, Jenny Hopper, of Kenton and Joanne Jewell, of Meredosia, IL; son, Steve Jewell, and wife, Sandy, of Winchester, IL; mother, Sybil Walker, of Dyer; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

PAUL PATTON CRENSHAW Rutherford – Funeral services for Paul Patton Crenshaw, 92, were held on December 8, 2009 at Rutherford Church of Christ with Bro. Roger Utter officiating. Burial followed at the Rutherford City Cemetery. Leitherland Funeral Home was in charge of services. Mr. Crenshaw passed away at Humboldt General Hospital on Sunday, December 6, 2009. He was retired from Goodyear and was a member of Rutherford Church of Christ. He is preceded in death by his parents E.T. and Lillie Mai Crenshaw; and sons, Ray Crenshaw and Larry Crenshaw. He is survived by his spouse, Mamie Crenshaw; one daughter, Betty Powell and husband, Raymond, of Bartlett; one son, Thomas Crenshaw, of Trenton; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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We had a good turnout for our church-wide breakfast. We thank our guest speaker, Tommy Hunt, for his message, and it was a great time of fellowship for all. Our church is all a glow and everyone is ready for all our Christmas events. We had 76 present for worship services. Josh McCoy opened with scripture from Micah 17:19. Our call to worship, “Joy to the World,” was sung by all. Greg Flowers sang the special music, “There was a New Star Shining.” Bro. Corey’s message was from Luke 16:19-31, entitled, “What’s in Your Future.” We had 44 present for evening services. We opened in song with, “The First Noel.” Bro. Corey read from

North Union We needed an extra warm coat to wear to church this morning. Jaxon Hays brought baby brother, Tripp, with him to church. Happy birthday wishes were sung to Edna Ruth Sims. Cathy Baucom had charge of our children’s sermon. She talked about the excitement of Christmas and Easter and praise for Thanksgiving. Also, about how we don’t need a cell phone to call God. The Lord loves us and will supply our needs. Bro. Don’s sermon was from Matthew

Ephesians 1:15-16, entitled, “Faith and Love.” Bro. Corey asked, “How is Your Faith with God?” Come join us for all our Christmas events. Our Children’s Program is December 13 at 6 p.m. Our Happy birthday, Jesus is December 16 at 6 p.m. Our Adult Christmas Cantata is December 20. On December 22, we will be caroling, beginning at 6 p.m. We will begin taking our Lottie Moon offering this Sunday until the end of December. Our prayer concerns are: Zachery Bell, Mike Vaughn, Chris Callins, Kelly Cryer, Jerry McKinney, the Jacob family, the Thompson family, the Rudd family, and the Cartwright family. Remember the Reason for the Season. Have a blessed week.

By Sarah Allen chapters 1 and 2. Why do we doubt God when so much scripture has been fulfilled? The genealogy of Jesus tells us Jesus came out of a troubled past. Jesus’ relatives did not give him a perfect start. God is not hindered by our past. Our past is no excuse for keeping Christ a secret. We are celebrating the birth of Christ because of the future we have in store, not our past. Our youth continues to practice each Sunday and Wednesday evening for our Christmas program. The young and young at heart will be making Christmas baskets on December 11 and will deliver them on December 12.

SOUP/CHILI LUNCHEON AND SILENT AUCTION The Gibson County High School Color Guard will be hosting a homemade soup and chili luncheon at the Gibson County High School cafeteria on Sunday, December 13, beginning at noon. Cost for soup, dessert and drink will be $5. There will be a silent auction immediately following the luncheon at the GCHS Christmas Concert, which will be in the new theater. All money generated by the luncheon and silent auction will go towards the Gibson County High School Color Guard and will be greatly appreciated. CHRISTMAS BAND CONCERT Band students from Gibson County High School, Dyer School, Rutherford School, Spring Hill School and Yorkville School will be performing their 2009 Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 13 at 2:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the beautiful new theater at Gibson County High School. This concert is free to the public and is performed to say “Thank You” to our communities for their support throughout the year. Please join us and these talented students as they present their sounds of the season.

Cards of Thanks The family of the late Mrs. Mary Ruth Wyrick wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to our friends, neighbors, and relatives for all the kindness shown during our time of bereavement. The beautiful flowers, cards, telephone calls, prayers and other expressions of sympathy were greatly appreciated and will long be remembered. Also, a special thank you to Leitherland Funeral Home, the pallbearers, and those present during the visitation and service.

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Sports & Education Pioneers lose two, Ladies still winning BY LORI CATHEY Pioneers The Gibson County Pioneers started the game with a 6-0 run, but the Chargers came right back to tie it up 8-8 with 5:12 left in the first quarter. The two teams played evenly the rest of the first quarter. When Mitchell Simpson nailed a three-pointer with 46 seconds left at the end of the first, Gibson County held a 19-16 lead. The Pioneers took charge in the second quarter when Simpson scored a threepointer and Marc Roach made a six foot jump shot. GC’s John Lee hit a three-pointer to increase the Pioneers advantage to 30-22. Martin Westview began to close the gap with a couple of three-pointers and several missed shots by the Pioneers. Gibson County led 36-32 at halftime. The Chargers converted a turnover into a lay-up and

made two foul shots to tie the game at 38-38. GC’s Simpson hit another jump shot with 35 seconds left to make the lead 45-44. The Chargers went on a six-point run early in the fourth to take the lead 50-45. With 2:35 remaining GC’s DaVante’ Watson scored a lay-up as the Pioneers closed the gap to 58-56. The Chargers did put the clamps on the Pioneers, and the 15-point margin of victory is extremely misleading. Gibson County lost 71 to 56. Mitchell Simpson led the team scoring with 25 points and nine rebounds, DaVante’ Watson added 10 points and six rebounds and Korensky Simpson had six points. In the Pioneers 85-74 loss to Haywood County, Mitchell Simpson led the team with 18 points while Korensky Simpson scored 12, Tony Eskew had eight and Denzel Harris finished with seven.

TYING UP THE GAME - Gibson County guard Marc Roach shoots by Martin Westview defender to tie the game at 38-38. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Lady Pioneers The Gibson County Lady Pioneers stated off a little sluggish last Friday night against Martin Westview. The two teams swapped baskets back and forth for most of the first quarter. Lady Pioneer Heather Butler hit a three-pointer jump shot to tie the game 9-9 at the end of the first quarter. T he Lady Pioneers came out in the second quarter and began pressuring the Lady Chargers. They forced turnovers and earned steals that led to better scoring opportunities. Heather Griffin, a senior forward, made a threepointer to make it 28-17 at halftime. The Lady Chargers made a run in the third quarter cutting the lead to one for a 35-34 advantage to Gibson County at the end of the third quarter. Lady Pioneer Courtney Haynes opened the fourth quarter by scoring

with a three-pointer. Gibson County’s defense turned up the pressure and forced the Lady Chargers to turn the ball over. Griffin grabbed one of her nine rebounds and put it back in for two. In the final seconds of the game, Aubrey Reedy made four of four foul shots. The Lady Pioneers defeated Martin Westview 51- 40. Heather Griffin finished with 20 points and two block shots, while Aubrey Reedy scored eight points and was six for six from the foul line. Heather Butler chipped in 15 points with two steals. GC’s Heather Griffin led all rebounders with nine, and Aubrey Reedy added four boards. In the Lady Pioneers 7141 victory over Haywood County, Heather Butler led the team with 24 points while Heather Griffin scored 16, Courtney Haynes and Aubrey Reedy finished with 10 points each.

FLYING FOUL - GC #22 Mitchell Simpson is fouled by Westview Chris Evans for a 3 point play. Simpson led the team with 25 points. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

A PIONEER DRIVE - Gibson County Khadijah Alexander drives to the basket. Gibson County won 51-40 over Martin Westview. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

TOP SCORER - GC’s # 54 Heather Griffin goes up for a basket. Griffin led the team with 20 points. (Photo by Lori Cathey)


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SWARMING BUTLER - Lady Pioneer Heather Butler is surrounded by Martin Westview defenders during Friday’s night game. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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AFTER THE SCORE Lady Pioneer Courtney Hayes dribbles past Martin Westview defenders for a lay-up. (Photo by Lori Cathey)




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GCHS retires two athletic jerseys BY LORI CATHEY Anna Richardson and Katlin Dudley were honored by the Gibson County High School community for their outstanding athletic careers by retiring their athletic numbers at the school. Both received a jersey with their number on it and a plaque. This will be the third and fourth time in GCHS history that an athlete’s number has been retired. The first two were Christy Hicks Hart and Tiffany Akins. Anna Richardson played basketball at GCHS in the years of 1989-1992 as a guard. Anna set the school record for threepointers and is a member of the 1,000 points club with a career total of 1,203 points, fourth all time. She led the Lady Pioneers to the State Tournament 1989 and 1991. While at the State Tournament, Anna set individual and team records for most 3-pointers. She was selected three times to the All-District team, three times to the All-Region team, two time to the All-State team, to the All-West TN team, Best of the West team and USA Today All-American

team. She is a 2007 inductee to the Gibson County Sports Hall of Fame. Richardson said, “I feel good, nervous and excited at the same time, knowing I’m one of the four jersey to be retired. It’s a huge honor. I would like to thank all of my coaches and the great players I played with. This would not have ever happen without them. A special thanks goes to my family for always being there.” Kaitlin played basketball at GCHS years of 20022006. She was a recordsetting player at GCHS and at Union University as a guard. While at Gibson County, Kaitlin became the second all time leading scorer with 2,201 points. She lead the Lady Pioneers to the State Tournament in 2003 and 2004. Kaitlin was selected three times to the All-District team, three AllRegion teams, two All-West TN teams, and three AllState teams. Dudley said, “It’s definitely exciting and a great honor. I want to thank my former coaches and teammates for making this day possible.”

RETIRING #11 - Gibson County Coach David Russell and Kaitlin Dudley with her #11 athletic jersey that was retired Friday night, (Photo by Lori Cathey)

RETIRING #25 - Former Gibson County Coach Mike Hinson and Anna Richardson with her #25 athletic jersey that was retired Friday night. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GCHS RETIRES TWO BASKETBALL JERSEYS - Gibson County Coach David Russell, Kaitlin Dudley, former GCHS Principal Bo Booth, Anna Richardson, and former Gibson County Coach Mike Hinson attended the jersey retirement held last Thursday at GCHS. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Dyer School Honor Roll Dyer School announces its honor roll. Second grade: Brylee Bailey, Briana Bates, Weston Branson, Madison Carson, Ty Carson, Skylar Clayton Payton Cole, Kimberly Cook, Will Cooper, Cameron Cox, Rylea Criswell, Dalton Flesher, Madison Fussell, Ethan Goad, Cayden Gravette, Sunny Green, Kaitlyn Grogan, Kayley

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Hood, Alaina Hunt, Allison Lay, Amy Lee, Sierra Lee, Cami Lindsey, Tucker McCoy, Nikia McMillins, Matt Mingle, Madison Needham, Caleigh Patterson, Trinity Powell, Hannah Qualls, Collin Roach, Chloe Sikes, Emma Siler, Carson Spencer, Kaci Sweatt, Brannon Taylor, Jordon Taylor, Kestin Taylor, Jeremiah Thorsen, Dylan Tubbs, Tori Watkins, Trey Watson and Conner Williams. Third grade: Austin Atkins, Logan Barron, Timia Bonds, Emily Bradberry, Lindsey Brown, Ethen Carrell Jon Cunningham, Katelyn Duck, Alaina Eddlemon, Savannah Fletcher, Lauren Flowers, Jessica Griffin, Alex Jones, Ashton Lannom, Sam McKinney, Destinee McMullins, Emily Moulder, Dalton Pierce, Savanna Ramsey, Ozzy Rico, Quinton Roberts, C.J. Scates, Jaylan Skinner, Julianna Turner and Rain Walker.

Fourth grade: Kennedy Arnold, Will Carson, Courtney Cole, Aubrie Croom, Madison Croom, Garrett Doss, Cassie Horner, John Patrick Kinton, Sam Koonce, Abbey Landrum, Allie Landrum, Caitlyn Mayberry, Ian McCurdy, Ashley ODaniel, Jeremiah Oliver, Hannah Patterson, Alexa Powell, Kyndal Pulley, Serena Richards, Kaleb Sims, Shaina Smith, Corey Sweatt, Libby Thetford and Carleigh Travis. Fifth grade: Caleb Branson, Kiragen Crews, Madison Gammons, Keaton Hays, Logan Hicks, Alyssa Hopper, Rebecca Johnstone, Anna Grace Jones, Nathan Kirkpatrick, Hannah Leak, Josh London, Emma Lovell, Britton Mann, Zoe McCurdy, Ryan Moulder, Christian Needham, Aaron Pierce, Alex Qualls, Joshua Richardson, Gracie Terry and Matthew White. Sixth grade: Maleah Finch, Olivia Hunt, Erin Lannom, Alyssa

Rasberry, Mikayla Simpson, Siler Thornton Leslie Wallace, Samantha Walton, Sydnee Walton, Karen Whitley and Alexis Williams. Seventh grade: Tyniece Albea, Zach Baker, Marylee Barker, Bailey Carroll, Beth Crittendon, Kayla Duck, Chase Horner, Halee Hughes, Hannah Hutchinson, Grant Jones, Joseph Koonce, Summer Lindsey, Jacob London, Damian McElroy, Tony McMinn, Brasha Reddick, Justin Richardson and Jake Siler. Eighth grade: Javon Albea, Logan Bates, Ryan Carter, Kathryn Cox, Lynsey Crews, Addison Davidson, Ashley Dempsey, Mikalee Dexter, Zac Eskew, Brianna Fetters, Cortnee Gammons, Kennedy Garner, Ella Hayes, Kelsey Hays, Grace Jewell, Alyssa Kesterson, Kendall Lawler, Bethany Lowery, Taylor McKinney, Sarah Beth Mullins, Landon Spencer, Riley Sweatt and Sarah Catherine Thornton.

The Combined Choirs and Cast of Rutherford First Baptist Church, Kenton First Baptist Church & Macedonia Baptist Church invite you to

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” A Christmas Drama & Musical Friday, December 11th at 7 p.m. at Rutherford First Baptist & Sunday, December 13th at 6 p.m. at Kenton First Baptist Come hear this 70+ member choir and cast perform this wonderful celebration of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ!

A finger-food fellowship will follow each performace. For more information, call 225-6324 or 225-0080.

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DYER JR. HIGH HOMECOMING ROYALTY AND ESCORTS - Selected as Dyer Jr. High Homecoming royalty and escorts were; (from left) fifth grade; Daneca McCoy, Tyner Hughes, seventh grade; Bri Pierce, Josh London, sixth grade; Alyssa Rasberry, Andrew Hughes, eighth grade; Kennedy Garner, Colby Marcel,

Grace Jewell, Ziggy Kinton, Sarah Beth Mullins queen, Josh Alford, Cara Beth Holt, Riley Sweatt, seventh grade; Hannah Hutchinson, Pierce Holt, sixth grade; Nikki Alford, Peyton Holt, fifth grade; Emma Lovell, and Cameron Oliver. (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

EIGHTH GRADE REPRESENTATIVES - Selected eighth grade representatives were; Kennedy Garner, Grace Jewell, Sarah Beth Mullins queen and Cara Beth Holt. (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

SCOUTS SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS - Dyer Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts traveled to the Dyer Nursing Home Saturday December 5th to brighten the lives of the residents by singing Christmas Carols.

NEW HOMECOMING QUEEN - Dyer Jr. High School 2008 Homecoming queen Fay Fisk ( left ) crowns 2009 Homecoming queen Sarah Beth Mullins during pregame ceremonies. (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

KENTON KINDERGARTEN PERFORMING “LITTLE PACKAGES� - Grades Preschool through fourth grade performed in the Kenton School Christmas Show. Over 150 people attended at the Kenton Gym.

KENTON PRESCHOOL - The Kenton Preschool class performed wearing reindeer antlers at the Kenton School Christmas Show.

RUTHERFORD JUNIOR HIGH CHORUS - The special guest at the Kenton School Christmas Show was the Junior High Chorus from Rutherford. Valerie Sanderson is the music teacher and director for both Rutherford and Kenton schools.

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Come join us for good food & a warm & friendly atmosphere 105 W. College St. Kenton, TN • 749-6145 Open: Tues. - Sat. 11am - 7pm

ENJOYING THE CHRISTMAS SHOW - These three young ladies are students from Kenton School who joined in the enjoyment of the Kenton School Christmas Show with a standing room only crowd,



Todd Halford Field Representative 731.487.0144

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Classifieds-Real Estate-Legals

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Project 1. The Gibson County Airport will receive sealed bids for security fencing for part of the airport. Project 2. The Gibson County Airport will receive sealed bids for tree and brush clearing where fencing will go. Anyone wishing to bid on either project must pick up a spec sheet from the airport Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-5:00 and Sunday 1:00-4:00. All bids must be turned in to the Gibson County Airport, 56 Airport Rd., Milan, TN 38358 by 12-22-09 by 4:00 P.M. If you have any questions contact Robert Lockard at (731) 618-0632 cell or the Aiport at (731) 723-9596.

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PUBLIC HEARING DYER, TENNESSEE The City of Dyer is considering the submittal of an application to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. A public hearing will be held January 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the Dyer City Hall, 235 S. Royal St. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the CDBG Program Guidelines, the available funds, eligible projects, and the community’s responsibility in the application process. The City’s governing body is seeking comments from the public in order to determine priorities for the use of the funds to be requested. All interested residents are encouraged to attend. Dyer’s City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with special needs who wish to attend should contact Kenneth McEwen at 731-692-3767 to make special arrangements. The City of Dyer encourages minority persons to participate in government issues and invites them to all meetings.

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ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS The Tri-City Reporter is accepting applications. Interested parties should have a good command of the English lauguage, good people and computer skills and be willing to work in all aspects of compiling the newspaper. Apply in person at 121 S. Main St. or mail resume to PO Box 266, Dyer, TN 38330

Visit for all properties! *Residential*Commercial*Auctions*Relocation*Land Milan Office Humboldt Office 5108 S. First*686-3341 1954 Main St*787-4720 Jonathan Murphree 697-3173 •Mykie Anderson 499-2209 •Ray Whitwell 697-5002 •Ruth Ann Pafford 571-2227 •Jimmy Copous 571-7417 •David Nelson 571-1270 •Winfred Allen 420-4720 •Carolyn Allen 697-4710 •Brad Lindsey 414-2318 •Jason Snell 414-2082 •Lisa Massengill 499-0535

1063 S. Trenton St, Rutherford - Lovely 3BR brick home situated on 1.2 ac lot w/detached garage and 24x32 wired workshop. Many upgrades and very well maintained home. A must see! $124,900

651 E. College Street, Dyer - Home is a charmer and with a country feel. Beautiful home, tastefully decorated, hardwood in LR, hall, foyer and master BR. New tile in wet areas. Large storage/workshop. $179,900

Walton Thompson Mayor

PUBLIC AUTO & POWER SPORTS AUCTION Saturday, December 12, 9:00 AM 294 Anglin Lane, Jackson, TN 38301

140 Joe Patterson Rd, Rutherford - Huge bard w/living qtrs and inside riding area situated on 40.68 acres, fenced & cross fenced, 4 separate pastures, ready for horses, goats, etc. Living qtrs w/range, fridge, washer/dryer, energy efficient heat/air. $249,900

206 Jordan, Rutherford - Cute starter home or downsizer or investment property w/appliances. Remodeled 2BR/1BA with new cabinets, countertops, vinyl floors, roof and windows. Nice 24 x 30 workshop. $39,900

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Autos, Trucks, Trailers, Mowers, ATV’s, Motorcycles, Boats, Tools, and Misc. Items Featured Item: 1980 Sea Ray Sundancer w/350 Chevy Motor

This is open to the public to buy and sell. If you have an item to sell call 731-467-1842. See Website for details: Titles to vehicles must be presented to auction personnel at time of registration. NO OPEN TITLES, TITLES MUST BE IN THE NAME OF THE PERSON SELLING THE CAR AND ALL TITLES MUST BE CLOSED OUT IN YOUR NAME BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE LOT. 10% Buyer’s premium on all vehicles and equipment that sells for $2500 or less and 5% on items > $2501.00 Items will be added to the aution sale. In some situations beyond our control an item may be removed from the sale. Call first before traveling if this is a concern. the information listed in this ad is only a guideline. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Everything is sold “As-Is” and “Where-Is” with no warranties or guarantees expressed or implied. All announcements day of auction take precedence over any printed material.

Gibson County Airport reserves the right to waive informalities and reject any and all bids. Gibson County and the Gibson County Airport are equal opportunity Title VI employers and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.

414 N. Trenton, Rutherford - Good brick starter home or downsizer! Great location, 2BR/1BA with lg living room and lg eat-in kitchen. $49,500

210 N. Trenton, Rutherford - Located conveniently to downtown, 3BR/2BA with over 1900 ht sq ft and basement. Above ground pool with large deck. $76,500.



316 Woodlawn, Kenton - 3BR/2BA brick with formal DR and a sunroom. Mint condition 414 Main St, Rutherford - Home with and priced $7,000 below appraisal. $74,900.

Jackson, TN • 731-467-1842 Rick Hinson, CAI, GPPA

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character!! 5BR/3BA brick with over 3100 ht sq ft. Lg laundry, formal DR, large fencedback yard and so much more. Home features an office, rec room, large front porch and beautiful hardwood flooring. $142,900


“For Over 40 Years!!! 208 N. Trenton St, Rutherford - Well maintained building, partitioned for individual offices, secured and raised computer room, phone system remains, Investment Opportunity in Dyer/Rutherford reception area, conference room, break Area - Package price $232,900 includes 2 room, $199,900. Duplexes, and 1 Triplex. Potential income $2,600/month. Excellent locations.

LAND Dyer – Good building lot across street from Pine Crest Golf. Aprox 1.5 acres, reduced to $9,500. State Route 105 – Approx 30 acres located 3 miles west of Rutherford with good fertile rolling farm land and equipment shed. $110,000.

1445 Main St, Martin - Property with ceiling heights from 10’-18’, column spacing, floors w/6” reinforced concrete. Nice building and great location next to 4 lane by-pass w/approx 285 parking places. $600,000

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Scenes from the Dyer Christmas Parade


Dyer Station decorated home contest is December 15th Dyer Station Celebration is sponsoring a contest to see who has the most holiday spirit. On Tuesday, December 15, at 7 p.m. judges will be driving around Dyer to see whose homes have the best Christmas decorations. The categories are as follows: most festive, most original, most beautiful and overall best decorated

home. The overall winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to Dyer Florist. So make sure to have your home decorated and ready to show on December 15.

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NON-RESIDENT NOTICE TO RIPLEY GENE GRIFFIN, JR. A non-resident of the State of Tennessee. You are hereby commanded to serve on Barbara Hobock, Complainant’s Attorney, whose address is 1913 Main St., Humboldt, TN 38343, an Answer to the Complaint, which is sworn to and filed against you in the case of Brenita Louise Griffin vs Ripley Gene Griffin, Jr., #19543 in the above Court, within thirty (30) days after the last date of publication hereof, or judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. It is ordered that this Notice be published for four (4) consecutive weeks in The Tri-City Reporter, weekly newspaper in Dyer, Tennessee. This the 17th day of November, 2009. Shonna Smith, Clerk & Master By: Susan Graves, DCM (4t 12/17)

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY In obedience to a Decree entered on October 20, 2009 in the Chancery Court of the Twenty-Eighth Judicial District of Gibson County Tennessee at Trenton: THE ESTATE OF LAUDER MOORE WHITWORTH AKA LAVADA M. WHITWORTH (Rule Docket #19151-P), I will on: MONDAY, JANUARY 11 , 2010 AT 2:00PM In the CHANCERY COURTROOM, Chancery Building, 204 North Court Square at Trenton, sell to the highest and best bidder the following described property at 110 King Street, Rutherford, TN. Lying and being situated in the 9th Civil District of Gibson County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows:

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY In obedience to a Decree entered on October 13, 2009 in the Chancery Court of the Twenty-Eighth Judicial District of Gibson County Tennessee at Trenton: Maxine Boucher Bufford vs Shirlene Boucher Talarico, Marie Boucher, Gregory Boucher, David Boucher, Doris Faye Russell, Tracy Johnson, Rickey Mitchell, Sue Boucher, and Ronnie Boucher; Rule Docket #19369), I will on: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 , 2009 AT 2:00PM In the CHANCERY COURTROOM, Chancery Building, 204 North Court Square at Trenton, sell to the highest and best bidder the following described property at Trimble Hwy, Rutherford, TN. Lying and being situated in the 24th Civil District of Gibson County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Tract No. 1 Beginning at a point on the old Jones Needham’s northwest corner, the old M. M. Needham’s east line, runs thence in a northerly direction with said line 39 poles to a point; thence in a westerly direction and with a ditch 45 poles to a point; thence in a southerly direction 33 poles to a point in the old road, said Needham’s north line; thence in an easterly direction 45 poles to the point of beginning, and containing 10 acres more or less. Description taken from prior deed. MAP 24

PARCEL 18.00

SOURCE OF TITLE: DEED BOOK NO. 73, AT PAGE 325. SEE ALSO VOL 32, PAGE 26, BOTH OF RECORD IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Tract No. 2 Beginning at a point in the west line of the 30-acre tract of land devised by the late J.W. Dodd, to my late wife, Mrs. Cleo Boucher, (See Will Book I, at page 411, office of the County Court Clerk for Gibson County at Trenton, Tennessee) runs thence south 13 degrees west 1-1/3 poles; thence south 52 poles to a point on the old Jones Needham north line, the entire length of the east line being 880 feet, thence west 36 poles to a point on said Needham’s north line; thence 53-1/3 poles, or 880 feet, to a point in the old east line of M.L. Tilghman tract; thence east 36 poles on the old Tilghman south line to the point of beginning, and containing about 12 acres. Description taken from prior deed. MAP 24

PARCEL 18.00


Beginning at a stake in the southwest corner of Wayne Shanklin’s property, Lot #11, 88 feet 9 inches west of Fain Street, thence, running along King Street 266 feet 3 inches to the southeast corner of Roger Scoby property, Lot #15, thence running north 112 feet 5 inches, to a stake in the southern boundary of Lot #19, thence, running east 266 feet 3 inches to the northwest corner of Wayne Shanklin’s property; thence running south 112 feet 5 inches to the point of beginning. Description taken from prior deed. Map 30F

Group A

Parcel 26.00

SOURCE OF TITLE: DEED OF RECORD TO B.V. WHITWORTH AND WIFE, LAVADA WHITWORTH, AT VOL 131, PAGE 57, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. B.V. WHITWORTH IS NOW DECEASED. This property having the address of 110 King Street, Rutherford, Tennessee. INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION, BUT EXCLUDED FROM THIS CONVEYANCE, ARE THE FOLLOWING PARCELS PREVIOUSLY CONVEYED: EXCLUSION: 1: Being Lot No. 14 in the King & Morris Subdivision fronting south on King Street and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the southeast corner of Lot No. 15, now owned by Scobey, north line of said King Street, and runs thence in a northerly direction with the east line of said Scobey lot, 112.5 feet to a point on the northeast corner of said Lot No. 15 and the south line of said Lot No. 19, thence in an easterly direction with the south line of said Lot. No. 19, 88.6 feet to a point, northeast corner of Lot No. 13, grantor’s residence lot; thence in a southerly direction with the west line of said Lot No. 13, 112.5 feet to a point, southwest corner of said Lot. No. 13 and the north line of said King Street; thence in a westerly direction with the north line of said King Street, 88.9 feet to the point of beginning. EXCLUSION 2: Lying and being situate on the north side of King Street in Rutherford and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin set at Walter Hill’s southwest corner in the north margin (20 feet from center) of King Street; runs thence south 89 degrees 25 minutes 00 seconds west with said margin 44.45 feet to an iron pin set; thence north 00 degrees 49 minutes 00 seconds east, a new course through the Whitworth property, 112.50 feet to an iron pin set in Duffer’ s south line; thence north 89 degrees 25 minutes 00 seconds east with said south line 44.45 feet to an iron pin set at Hill’s northwest corner; thence south 00 degrees 49 minutes 00 seconds west with Hill’s west line 112.50 feet to the beginning, containing 0.15 acres more or less, per survey of Robert Dodd, RLS # 1068, and dated July 15, 2003.

TERMS OF SALE: Sale will be for cash to the highest and best bidder in bar of the equity of redemption, homestead and all other exemptions and as free and unencumbered.

TERMS OF SALE: Sale will be for cash to the highest and best bidder in bar of the equity of redemption, homestead and all other exemptions and as free and unencumbered.

The Clerk will sell according to the Rules of Chancery to be announced at the sale.

The Clerk will sell according to the Rules of Chancery to be announced at the sale.

IT IS ORDERED that this NOTICE be published for three (3) consecutive weeks in THE TRI-CITY REPORTER, a weekly newspaper in Dyer, TN.

IT IS ORDERED that this NOTICE be published for three (3) consecutive weeks in THE TRI-CITY REPORTER, a weekly newspaper in Trenton, TN. This 20th day of November, 2009.

This 16thth day of October, 2009. s/Shonna Smith, Clerk and Master Special Commissioner 731-855-7639 Richard Gossum, Attorney 103 West Court Square Trenton, TN 38382 731-855-0681

s/Shonna Smith, Clerk and Master Special Commissioner 731-855-7639 Richard Gossum, Attorney 103 West Court Square Trenton, TN 38382 731-855-0681

Page 12 The Tri-City Reporter, Thursday, December 10, 2009

Shop Dyer After Hours brings out the shoppers

GRANDPA’S KITCHEN - Cooking up some good food at Grandpa’s Kitchen were Lynn Edwards, Tracy Taylor, Jean Taylor and Brenda Edwards.

MIRROR IMAGES - Karen Madalon visits with Molly Cupples and Mindy Fisher (with son Colten Higdon) at Mirror Images Salon and Tanning.

DYER FLORIST - David Harrison and Kim Reynolds help Mandy Armstrong pick out ornaments during Shop Dyer After Hours.

BEBE’S SALON - Visiting with BeBe Horner were Donya Webb, Kathy and Katie Keith, Cassie Horner, and Elizabeth Hunt.

R’TISTIC FLAIR - The Holiday Boys, Kenny Marvin, Phillip Thompson and Donny Lyons, along with Madilyn Goodgine on bells, entertained visitors at the salon during the shopping event.

DUNCAN’S PHARMACY - Pharmacist Kelly Weaver with husband, Justin and their son Bennett, visited with customers during Shop Dyer After Hours last Thursday.

VIDEO VENTURES - Kay Elliott visits with Celecia Goodrich during the Dyer shopping event. PERSONAL TOUCH - Austin Pierce, Christian Pierce, Breanne Pierce, Aaron Pierce, Kaylee Pierce and Molly Lamar pose with the Grinch at Personal Touch Salon. WOOD BEE STUDIO Ophelia the bulldog (left) was spreading Christmas cheer at the Wood Bee Studio during the Shop Dyer event.

TIGER EXPRESS - Paige and Jeffrey Hays visit with John Etheridge during Shop Dyer After Hours.

STATE FARM INSURANCE - Ken and Terry Pullias had refreshments for thier visitors.

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FOOD RITE - Receiving a sample of Blue Bunny ice cream from Robbie White at ‘A Taste of Food Rite’ were Gracie Hubble, Shaina Smith, Melissa Hubble, and Anna Clark.

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Tri City Reporter December 10 2009

Tri City Reporter December 10 2009