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Treasure Trove County seeks nearly $400k for disaster equipment County Commission actions noted BY STEVE SHORT Gibson Co. leaders are requesting funds to buy equipment needed in response to disasters such as flooding and tornadoes experienced in recent years. The County Commission on Jan. 24 approved applying for a state grant of $390,128 to purchase needed disaster response equipment - trucks, boats, sport utility vehicles and an ambulance. Disaster Relief Funds come through Tenn. Dept. of Economic and Community Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Four agencies would benefit from new equipment: EMS, Sheriff Dept., County Fire and Safety, and the Humboldt Rescue Squad. Leaders expect to know the grant is awarded by spring. Other highlights County Commission Jan. 24: •Broadband delayed – Commission delayed authorizing West KY Rural Telephone Coop Corp., Inc. (WK&T) access to right-ofways to construct broadband for WK&T cable subscribers. Network would be in Yorkville, Mason Hall, Brazil exchange. Commissioners want a representative to answer questions about future utility work that might be affected. •Elections – Incumbents see page 2

County civic groups to train for eathquake disaster BY STEVE SHORT Civic groups in Gibson Co. are being asked to participate in training that would prepare for a response to an earthquake or similar large-scale disaster. Rickey Graves, Director of Gibson Co. Emergency Management Agency, said he hopes to conduct training sessions involving members of Rotary Club groups in the county. Gibson Co. is one of four counties in Tennessee that has been selected as a venue in a national level emergency exercise the week of May 11-19. “This exercise will be a multi-state exercise involving the states that border the New Madrid Seismic Zone,” said Graves. “There will be many state, federal, and local participants in the exercise, and Gibson County is one of only four counties in Tennessee that has been asked to participate. We will have representatives from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), TEMA (Tenn. Emergency Management Agency), the National Guard, Homeland Security, and many other government agencies that will be participating in one see page 3

ARTISTIC LADIES - Berlynne Holman, (from left) Candice Criswell and Tuva Stephens are among the artists who volunteer at Courtsquare Arts and Antiques. Their artwork is among the collections on display in the art gallery and is available for purchase. The ladies are standing in front of a display showing names of the gallery sponsors. (photos by Michael Enochs)

Courtsquare Arts and Antiques - a gem nestled in history BY MICHAEL ENOCHS Coming this May, Court Square Arts and Antiques, Inc. will be celebrating its second year in existence. The handsomely refurbished and refinished building is located on the court square across from the south side of the old Gibson County Courthouse in Trenton, Tennessee. Not only does the elegant gallery contain a treasure trove of works by mid-south artists and artisans, along with a fine collection of antiques; the building itself has the architecture and atmosphere of a more genteel time, having been built in the 1870’s. Court Square Arts and Antiques is a non-profit membership organization with a goal dedicated to the advancement of the arts and providing education in the arts. There are 35 to 40 artists, artisans and antique experts who volunteer as a cooperative to keep the gallery going. Monies from membership dues and sponsorships help to fund bringing in artists and experts on antiques to demonstrate their skills, display their work, teach classes, share information and provide student exhibitions, classes, demonstrations and shows. Opening times at present are from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. From Thanksgiving on through Christmas the gallery is also open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteer bookkeeper, artist and antique buff, Berlynne Holman, said, “The gallery is a great place

to have a party. After hours we can rent the building for events like wedding receptions, baby showers, luncheons, or any social event. Our gallery can offer a formal tea party including a tasting of specially blended English teas along with an entertaining history of antique tea pots, tea cups and tea spoons from around the world. We have teacakes and scones along with clotted cream. It is very formal and educational. During the last teapot festival we had three formal English teas in one day.” Holman continued, “Many people are under the see page 12

HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY - Courtsquare Arts and Antiques has a wide variety of handcrafted jewelry at affordable prices. Higher-end pieces by such artists as silversmith Emillie Castillo (Mimi Robinson) are also available.

Dyer residents invaded by blackbirds BY CINDY EAST Some Dyer residents are having a big problem with large flocks of birds coming to roost in their trees at dusk. The birds roost over night in trees, and leave a big mess behind. They seem to have a preference for pine and magnolia trees. The bird droppings are evident on Peach Street, clinging to the trees, bushes and collected on the ground. The smell is also very bad. The birds are a problem all over town but the neighborhoods affected the most by the birds are in the Peach Street and High Street area. The Dyer Police Department has taken charge bringing in two Bird Bangers, which are propane-fueled cannons. The cannons fire, making a loud noise, between 5 and 7 p.m. nightly to scare the birds away. The Bird Bangers have been centrally located in the area to be the most effective. The patrolmen also have hand-held screamers and bangers that sound like bottle rockets. All of the devices fire ‘blanks’ and only make loud noises. Dyer Police Chief Brad Lindsey said things are getting a little better with the use of the noise making devices. Mayor Sam Thompson has had members of the city crew to wash down the streets but the birds keep coming back. Although the birds are a nuisance and a health hazard citizens are not allowed to fire live rounds to scare them away. If you are having problems let the Dyer PD know and officers will fire the hand-held screamers or bangers in your neighborhood. The bird droppings are a health hazard to humans. Birds can carry many transmissible diseases, including Histoplasmosis, which is a respiratory disease that may be fatal. It results from a fungus growing in dried bird droppings. Birds are drawn to the scent of their own waste so cleaning and deodorizing might help keep them from coming back. When cleaning up the bird droppings wear protective gloves, eye protection and a respiratory mask to guard against harmful bacteria and parasites that may be present in the bird waste. Use anti-bacterial soap to help prevent disease transmittal before, during and after working around surfaces contaminated with bird and animal wastes. Treat the surface, droppings and refuse with the

appropriate cleaning agent such as bactericide, a surface disinfectant and a surface deodorizer. Strictly follow the instructions on the container. After treatment with the cleaning agent, remove the neutralized waste. Follow all city, state and federal regulations regarding the proper removal and disposal of bird droppings, wastes and refuse. Wash the surface thoroughly to remove any remaining filth. Treat the surface a second time with a cleaning agent to remove any remaining bacteria, germs and odors. If you are in doubt about doing it yourself, contact a professional cleaner. see page 3

DYER PD SETS BIRD CANNON - The city of Dyer is trying to scare the birds away that are roosting in trees in some neighborhoods in Dyer. Dyer police officers Knott Bailey and Ken Casey prepare a propane cannon called bird bangers that will fire between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. on Peach Street. Evidence of bird droppings are everywhere; on trees, bushes, trash cans and all over the ground. (photo by Lori Cathey)


Dyer receives TEMA money BY MICHAEL ENOCHS During the January 24 meeting of the Dyer city council, city recorder Jason Griggs reported that on January 18 the city received $13,374 from TEMA related to the May 2010 flooding that caused considerable damage throughout west Tennessee. Griggs also stated that PRI Paving Solutions had about ten more locations to complete pothole mending in the city. The jobs should be finished within seven more days. During the mayor’s report Mayor Sam Thompson stated that he was mistaken in a statement published in the paper concerning appointing a committee in the present meeting to replace recently deceased alderman Jim Landrum. Thompson stated that out of respect for Landrum and his family, he would not appoint a committee until the first city board meeting in February. Thompson concluded by voicing his appreciation for all those who came to Landrum’s funeral. In the water and sewer report, water supervisor Randy Gregory told the board that the lab equipment at the water and waste water plants are ready for their annual calibration. Labtronix will calibrate the equipment at a cost of $545 for the water and $350 for the wastewater. The board approved the payments. Gregory also told the board that the finish water meter at the water plant needs to be replaced. $2,500 had been budgeted for the replacement of the see page 3

Daughter following in mother’s footsteps Sharon Lee must experience déjà vu when she enters Hardy M. Graham Stadium on a football game day at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She’s really been here many times before as a field commander for the university’s marching band from 1982-86. Last fall, the Lee family returned often to Graham Stadium to watch daughter, Savannah, continue the family tradition. A sophomore majoring in integrated studies, Savannah was one of two field commanders for the 140-member band. Field commanders, sometimes called drum majors, function as the band director’s assistants. “We’re also there to kind of keep the morale of the band up,” said Savannah, who plays French horn and mellophone and participates in concert band. She’s also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, the UT Martin chapter of a professional women’s music fraternity that advances interest in music. Sharon and Savannah’s enthusiasm for music and marching bands began early on and hit full stride at Gibson County High School, where Sharon is full-time field commander instructor and see page 3

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BIRD PROBLEMS - As the sun set in Dyer last week, adding lovely shades of pink to the sky, a dark cloud of blackbirds (top photo) soon ruin the perfect sunset. Every evening at dusk, thousands of birds move into the trees in Dyer neighborhoods to roost, turning the residents’ yards into a hazardous mess. It is not snow that covers the lawn and tree leaves (lower photos), it is bird droppings. (photos by Lori Cathey) FUN IN THE SNOW - Fun in the snow is not just for little kids. Teens Joshua Parrish, Nikki Roberson and Jessica Anderson had a blast Tuesday night making a big snowman on High Street in Dyer. Nikki and Jessica are seniors at Gibson County High School.

County seeks nearly $400k for disaster equipment Annual dinner, auction is March 26 The 13th Annual Gibson County Dinner & Auction will be held on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at the Humboldt National Guard Armory. The Volunteer Advisory

Board of Directors invites you to come “Celebrate the Children” – Southwestern fiesta style! Experience great appetizers, fantastic silent and live auctions, in addition to well-known TSSAA

magician Stephen Bargatze who will be providing captivating entertainment. For more information about pricing the event, you may call (731) 784-7500 or (731) 855-4884. The mission of the Carl Perkins Center is to provide support to families in preventing and dealing with child abuse in West Tennessee and to help both parents and children meet the practical needs of preserving and improving the quality of family life. To find out more about the Center and the services it provides, please call 8554884 or 1-800-273-4747.


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Daughter following in from page 1 an administrative assistant for the band director. She is also assistant principal at Dyer Elementary and an English as a Second Language teacher at the school. Savannah was GCHS field commander for three years under the watchful eye of her mom, also a Gibson County graduate (the Lees live in Dyer). “My mom’s been teaching drum majors … since I was little, so I’ve just always been around,” Savannah said. “I’ve always known how to conduct the patterns and stuff, and so I just decided after my freshman year of high school to try out, and I made it, and I ended up loving it.” Although performing at a high level for your mother isn’t the easiest task to accomplish, the Lees managed to make it work. “It wasn’t awful,” Savannah remembered. “I kind of enjoyed it because I was close to her, but if anything went wrong and she got mad or anything, you know, sometimes could carry over to the house.” Sharon has a “mother’s view” of those years working together. “It was rewarding for me because it gave me a chance to expose her to something that I loved so much, not only band but being a field commander,” she said, adding, “Anytime we had a rough day at practice, it sometimes meant a long night at home, but each time, it only strengthened our relationship as mother and daughter and teacher and student.” Savannah’s high school experience prepared her well for field commander duties at the college level, which offers some different challenges. For one, there are “more responsibilities in college, even though

in high school it’s a little more serious” as high school bands attend band competitions most every fall weekend. And then there’s the work preparing for college-level shows. “We actually start about a week before the rest of the band,” Savannah said of the Skyhawk Marching Band’s fall camp. “We just get together and come up with ways to keep the band positive, ways to take care of problems, whatever comes up. We talk about ideas for the show.” The band starts practice on a Sunday and goes through Friday, including three nights last summer when the band stayed until 10 p.m. Different sections of the band also practice separately at different campus locations. Then, when the fall semester begins, the full band rehearses weekly, 6 to 8 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Besides hard work by the band members, Savannah credits Dr. Nola Jones, marching band director, and Dr. Andrew Bliss, who works largely with percussion, for the band’s high performance level. “They help try to keep us positive,” she said. “They give us everything we need to know how to do the show – the music, the drill. They have everything there that we need to make it as good as we can.” Sharon can recall her marching band days in Graham Stadium and made some informed observations of what she sees during performances. “Well, as far as marching, the routines are very similar,” she said. “The styles of music, of course uniforms, and the style of marching has changed, but yet the high level of commitment, hard work, responsibility, I don’t think those will ever change

because of the high level of directors that UTM has been able to place in their marching band program.” As for Savannah’s performance with the band, Sharon couldn’t be more pleased. “I feel like she has grown into a mature young lady and a very mature conductor,” she said, adding, “I feel like she’s made a tremendous amount of progress this year as far as her conducting responsibility and just in general.” Tori Abbott, an integrated studies major from Rutherford, is a fellow Skyhawk Marching Band member and friend who has watched Savannah assume the responsibilities of a field commander. Although possibly a little more objective than Savannah’s mom, she approves of what her friend has accomplished. “She does a very great job on the field and on the podium with it being her first year as a college leader,” Abbott said. “She’s surpassed expectations with flying colors. She’s stepped up, and you couldn’t tell that this is her first year she’s been at the college level, at all.” During football game days, count the entire Lee family present as Savannah takes the field. Sharon is joined by her husband, Jeffrey, who has a geosciences degree from UT Martin, and daughter, Becca, a rising softball player who’s getting an early taste of college game day excitement. Years later, Sharon can still say, “ … I will never forget that feeling the very first time I marched on that field as a drum major.” Today, Sharon Lee can only smile as Savannah takes the field at Graham Stadium. After all, Sharon has been there before.

County civic groups from page 1 form or the other. So we want to make our county shine as it always does when there is a need.” Gibson Co. will function as a POD – Point of Distribution for water and other essential supplies during the earthquake exercise. FEMA had asked emergency management directors to “think outside the box” regarding emergency planning, said Graves. “FEMA asked us to train people besides just fire fighting personnel, law enforcement or National Guard,” said Graves. “During a catastrophic event these emergency personnel folks will be extremely busy doing their normal jobs.” Graves spoke at Rotary clubs in Humboldt, Milan and Trenton and thought Rotary members might be willing to

train for emergency response. “It struck me that these civic minded folks might be a good avenue for this, so I brought it up at the respective meetings, and thankfully all three of these clubs jumped at the opportunity to help the citizens of the county,” said Graves. “We are going to first, in the next few weeks, go back to the clubs and give them

individual training. Then we will bring them together and train them as one large group. We already know that during a catastrophic event, that no one city, county, or state is big enough, nor has enough resources to handle an event such as an earthquake or multi-event disaster. So we are looking forward to the participation of the good folks in this cause.”

DÉJÀ VU - Savannah Lee (second from left) is joined by her father, Jeffrey; sister, Becca; and mother, Sharon, during a Skyhawk football game last fall at UT Martin’s Hardy M. Graham Stadium. Savannah is a field commander for the Skyhawk Marching Band, following in her mother’s footsteps, as Sharon was a field commander from 1982-86 for the university’s marching band.

Dyer receives TEMA money from page 1 meter. Gregory asked the city to purchase and install a circular chart for the meter. The circular meter will add $1500 to the cost. The board approved spending up to $4000 for replacing the finish water meter and to add the circular chart. In the police committee report alderman Nathan Reed advised that the phone system at the police department had not been working due to either a power surge or a lightning strike. The system has been replaced and is

reports, Michael Lannom, age 40, was working under his girlfriend’s car when the vehicle apparently came off the jack, pinning him underneath. Deputies and first responders were able to free Lannom from the vehicle however he had succumbed to his injuries. The death has been ruled accidental.

the building. Water sprayed on the control panel, ran into the heater, and ran into the conduit. The insurance company has been notified. City attorney Jennifer Deen reported she is waiting on direction from the board concerning action to take on the condemnation of the structure located at 130 Poplar Grove Road. Deen advised the board to wait for Gibson County to assume ownership of the property following the expiration of the redemption period for the previous owner.

Milan man charged in local theft Gibson County Sheriff investigators have conducted an investigation into the December 30th burglary of a residence located at 8 Walnut Grove Road near Bradford. Items reported missing from the home were three electric guitars. As a result of that investigation, officers have arrested Robert Wayne White, age 48, of

93 Concord Cade Road, Milan. White is charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property over $1000. He is currently held in the Gibson County Correctional Complex under a $60,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for February 15th in Gibson County General Sessions Court at Trenton. The electric guitars have

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Insight & Opinion Watch out, the eyes have it

Clayburn Peeples reports: I was talking once to a man who had been a delegate to the 1964 Democratic National Convention. The highlight of the event for him, he said, had been a reception given by the Kennedy family at which he got to meet Jackie Kennedy. Well, he at least got to shake her hand in a receiving line, but it affected him profoundly. “There must have been a thousand people in the room,” he said, “and all she said was ‘It’s nice to meet you. Thank you for coming.’ but for those few seconds, I felt like I was the only person in the room.” “How did she do that?” I asked. “With her eyes,” he said. “She looked at me as if I were the most fascinating man in the world. They talk about that Kennedy charisma; well I guarantee you that it’s real!” I’ve heard other people say similar things about the Clintons, both Bill and Hillary. I once talked to a republican woman who had met Ms. Clinton who couldn’t get over how engaging she seemed. “I don’t like her politics at all,” she said, “but you just would not believe how charming she is when she meets you.” I asked her also what it was that made Ms. Clinton seem so attractive. “She made me feel like she was really interested in what I had to say,” she replied. Could be. Our eyes, experts

say, give us away, and for most of us, that is true. But it may also be that some people know, either intellectually or intuitively, how to manipulate others with their eyes. Professional actors and politicians come to mind. So does a quote from Nietzsche, which goes essentially like this: “If you gaze too long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” Could that be true? Many years ago a psychologist did an experiment in which he had several men and women pair off and gaze into each other’s eyes for four minutes. Uninterrupted. None of the men and women had known each other beforehand, and their only instructions were to gaze into each other’s eyes as they imagined lovers would. They were not to speak, or smile or do anything other than lock eyes for four solid minutes. Afterward, the psychologist asked the participants felt about their experiment partners. Their responses indicated nearly all of them were deeply affected by the experience and came away with very positive feelings about the strangers with whom they had only spent four minutes. One of the couples is believed to have actually gotten married six months later. That experiment, and quite a bit of other research, has led to the theory that just looking at something changes

you, and maybe it too. When two people gaze into each other’s eyes, so they say, their gazes enhance, and maybe even initiate, feelings of love. For some people, at least, the expressions on their faces make their way to their hearts. Facial feedback, I think, it is called, and the phenomenon seems especially pronounced in people who believe in romantic notions such as “love at first sight” and “one and only love.” Could this be why actors and actresses often fall in love with their co-stars while working on movies together? Another thing that happens when people gaze at each other is that the pupils of their eyes grow larger. Most people are aware that the pupils of their eyes fluctuate with light conditions, growing larger in dim light and small in brightness, but they also get larger when people are aroused or emotionally charged. And while we are not consciously aware of it, we notice that when we look at others and are affected by the changes. Men subconsciously read the pupils in a woman’s eyes growing larger as a sign she is attracted to him, and this, in turn, causes him to be more attracted to her. In one study men were shown pictures of a woman that were identical except that her eyes had been photo shopped in one to make the pupils of her eyes larger than

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the other one. Without telling a group of men what they had done, they asked, “Which one do you prefer?” Overwhelmingly, the men chose the picture of the woman with the larger pupils in her eyes. None of them knew why they liked it better. For most of us, eye contact

occurs naturally, and we never think about it at all. We do, however, react to it, sometimes in a healthy way and sometimes otherwise. The eyes may be, as it is said, the windows of the soul, but not always. Obviously, there really are some who know how to manipulate others with

Police SWAT teams get Homeland Security funds BY STEVE SHORT Police departments in Milan and Trenton will get help to purchase specialized equipment thanks to a Homeland Security Grant, according to Rickey Graves, Director of the Gibson Co. Emergency Management Agency. $27,000 will go to police SWAT teams in the two cities for equipment that could be used in dangerous law enforcement situations. The county received grant funds from the Department of Homeland Security, Rickey Graves told members of the county’s Fire, Emergency and Safety committee. $27,000 is a portion of one grant that applies to law enforcement agencies. “The Department of Homeland Security has stipulated that in this grant funds can only go to a

certified SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) team or bomb squad within our Homeland Security District 9,” said Graves. “Gibson Co. has two SWAT teams that meet the qualifications for this money. They are in Milan and Trenton, so they will divide this money up to buy equipment for them. The guidelines are drawn up from Tenn. Emergency Management Agency guidelines as well as guidelines that are set forth by the representatives of law enforcement that are involved with the Tennessee Dept. of Homeland Security District 9.” District 9 includes the following counties: Benton, Henry, Weakley, Carroll, Gibson, Obion, Crockett, Dyer, and Lake counties. SWAT teams are members of law enforcement agencies

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that are deployed in situations that require highly skilled tactical officers, such as hostage or kidnapping incidents. Members of SWAT teams have usually undergone special training and are expected to be in excellent physical and mental condition. Milan Police Commander Bobby Sellers said the Homeland Security SWAT funds are intended to buy equipment used in encountering Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The Milan SWAT team, which has seven officer members, is considering using the grant money to buy new tactical body armor. The Milan SWAT team has already executed four arrest warrants this year before the start of February. “We are off to a busy start,” said Cmdr. Sellers.

NewWave adds new internet speed NewWave has long been the leader when it comes to Internet speeds.; but, with the introduction of “WarpWave”, the company is taking available internet speeds to a whole new level. According to Jim Gleason, CEO of NewWave Communications, “ These incredible internet speeds are

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their eyes, and sometimes they do. So be careful out there. The next time you find yourself mesmerized by that set of sparkling baby blue or brown eyes, watch out! Instead of staring into someone’s heart, you may be gazing into the abyss.

RELAY FOR LIFE BAKE SALE Kenton-Mason Hall Community Relay for Life Team will be having a Bake Sale on Friday, February 4th beginning at 8 a.m. at First State Bank and C.W. Sanderson’s in Kenton. If anything is left, it will be sold on Saturday, February 6th. Please stop by, support this worthy cause, and get some great homemade goodies! MATH TEXTBOOKS The public is invited to preview the Math Textbooks from various publishers being considered for adoption in the Gibson County School District for the school year 2011-2012. The high school textbooks will be available in Rooms 200 and 205 of Gibson County High School on Friday, February 11 from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. prior to the basketball game. GC MEMORIAL LIBRARY FOOD FOR FINES The Gibson County Memorial Library will have “Food for Fines” beginning February 1 through February 28th. Bring in any overdue and one non-perishable food per items. Lost or damaged book or movie fines are not included. Donations will be given to the North West Food Pantry.

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ongoing improvements to the city’s communications infrastructure.” Dennis Zeigler, GM “NewWave is committed to have the fastest and best Internet experience available in Dyer. We intend to keep our promises to this community, as well as the others we serve, and this is just one example of that commitment.” So, how fast is this new Internet offering? Really fast! With 50 mbps it’s up to 5 times faster than NewWave’s already best in class speeds. Unlike the much slower DSL, it’s perfect for online gaming enthusiasts, users who want to stream videos with no interruption or those who want to download pictures and information at speeds beyond belief – WarpWave will supercharge any and all of these internet experiences. And because there is no substitute for a hands-on experience, everyone in the Dyer area is invited to stop by one of the NewWave Communications Stores and check out WarpWave in person. The office is located at 229 N. Main Street.

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Community Living New Hope By

Kimberly Ann Moore and William Chalres Blakeman

Moore - Blakeman Madison and Evan Blakeman would like to announce the forth coming marriage of their daddy William Charles Blakeman of McKenzie to Kimberly Ann Comers Moore of Trenton. The wedding will take place on Saturday, February 12, at 3 p.m. at Trenton City Hall in the Teapot room with reception to follow. Brother Steve Littleton, friend of the bride, will perform the ceremony. Kim is the daughter of Kerry and Patsy Somers of Trenton and the sister of Elizabeth (Kevin) Odom of Trenton. Her grandparents are Etta Magee Smith of Humboldt and the late Arnold Magee of Dyer and the late Tom and Nelline Somers of

Rutherford. Charlie is the son of Travis and Elizabeth Blakeman of Huntington and the brother of Peggy Perritt of Huntingdon. He is the grandson of Junior Smith and the late Ruth Smith of Cedar Grove and Bonnie Blakeman and the late Lloyd Blakeman of Huntington. Kim is a 1989 graduate of Gibson County High School. She received a certificate for Medical Transcription in 2007 from Dyersburg State Community College. Charlie is a 1996 graduate of Clarksburg High School. He is volunteer fireman for Moore’s Chapel. The couple will reside in Trenton. All family and friends are welcome to share in this joyous occasion.

Bethpage By Joyce Brown Our birthdays this week belonged to Becky Jo Griggs and Katie Griggs. Worship began with the song “Jesus, Name Above All Names” by Tina and Janice. Our call to worship was “His Name Is Wonderful” and the welcome hymn was “Love Lifted Me.” Our Preacher’s Pals were back on the front pew looking cuter than ever. Bro. James preached on the subject“LabeledBytheCross” with the text coming from 1 Corin 1:18-25. Following the sermon, Ron and Dot Sellers came to join our church fellowship. We are all so pleased to have them “come home” to Bethpage. Bro. James preached Sunday night from 1 Pet 1:1,2, 18-21. His title was “The Word on Salvation”. Several from Bethpage attended the AOM cornbread and bean supper at the Winter meeting. Focus for this meeting was the Hispanic work that is going on in our association. A good group of men went to the multi-associational mens’

conference at 2nd Baptist in Union City this weekend, reporting good services. Zach Cochran worked in the FCA camp held at the Linden facility this weekend. He and Bro. James and Larry Simmons will be going to a youth conclave at Chattanooga this Thursday. There are lots of good meetings and activities out there to be involved in. Is God calling you to do something or go somewhere for Him? Mentioned for prayer this week were Rebecca Barron, Freddie Mays, Sandy Simpson, Valice Stultz, Bill Rice, David Smith, Philippine Mission team and perhaps others I did not catch. Thoughts from the Pastor: Jesus Christ is a believer’s breath, the soul of their soul, the heart of their heart, the life of their life. Can you say, as a professing Christian, that you live up to this idea? Can you honestly say that for you to live is Christ and to die is gain? Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

The Grapevine We had a good service at St. Paul Sunday morning a s it was a fifth Sunday some members decided to take a day off for whatever reason. But I just wonder what would we do if God decided to take a day off. Pastor Willie Pounds delivered a very good message. His topic “Why Blame God” was found in James 1: 12-15. The mass choir provided the music. Ministers Jasmin Williams and Timothy White assisted in the service. Little Jenna White boldly came up and gave her life to Jesus. Jenna in the daughter of Minister Timothy and Tammy White. Rev. Michelle Skinner spent last week in Atlanta, GA. attending classes. She is back in school along with doing her job, she takes classes online but has to got o Atlanta every few weeks to be in school. She came home Saturday night very tired. Jams, Lil Sarah and I met her in Brownsville Sunday

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afternoon with her little dogs, Tiger and Cole. They were very glad to see her, they will stay home this week. Brother William Edmonds received the thrill of a life last week. He got a chance to see her great granddaughter, Jo Anne Booker play basketball. William and Bennie Edmonds, Josie Johnson, Jokabee Rogers and Nannie Taylor traveled to Benton, KY. to see Jo Anne and her traveling team from Florida play. Unfortunately Jo Anne’s team lost. Congratulations to Jasmin and Jae’da Pitts and Jacob White for making the All District Tournament team. They are members of the Rutherford Pirates Basketball team. Jerrell Porter, son of Patricia Porter of Kenton and Harold Porter of Paris left the military Sunday. Please keep Jerrell and his family and all other military men and women in your prayers. God bless and have a good week.


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On Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. 50 attended our fellowship meal. Brother Corey Meggs led us in Bible study, prayer meeting. He began a new study on the importance of spiritual growth, looking at a 5 Act summary depicting the story of Glory. We learned spiritual growth is progressively learning to let Christ live his life through us. A large crowd attended the gospel singing Saturday evening. After our pastor, Brother Corey, welcomed everyone and led in prayer, The McEwens, The Mark Trammel Quartet, The Hodges and The Washburns blessed us with their songs and testimonies. We welcomed many visitors who are always our honored guests. Sunday school attendance was 72 with 4 visitors. Peyton Holt began our worship service with scripture. Our

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music directors all contribute much to our services. David McEwen sang our special, “Thank God for Grace.” Brother Corey’s morning message, “Which way should I go?” was taken from Luke 22:31-38, 55-62. He spoke of Peter and Judas who both faced forks in the road as we do each day. Discipleship Training attendance was 34. Brother Andy and Charlene King have recently returned from a mission trip to Southwestern Arizona. They worked in the Tohono O’Odham Indian Nation in San Simon Village. We enjoyed seeing slides and hearing about their work. There will be a super Bowl Party for our youth and children Sunday, Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Alfords. Continue to remember those on our prayer list and the Arizona Mission.

Sunday School for Shut-In Whether you’re 5 or 105 this is for you in love. When you are ready please read Matthew 6:26. Jesus asks us to examine His example of a worriless life, the birds of the air. Where else have we heard about some birds? Do you remember David and Goliath? David was a young Shepard boy; Goliath was a giant over 9 feet tall. Goliath comes to threaten David’s country. David is a student of God. David knows and believes that the true and living God had made the star and o nothing could be impossible with God. David killed a bear to protect his sheep. Another time, David killed a lion. Now he faces a giant. David asked, “What does the man get who removes the giant and his threats from our country?” David is a boy. The people answer his question, but they don’t believe he’s serious. The truth they don’t understand that God is on David’s side and nothing is impossible tot he one who believes. David goes out alone to face the giant. Goliath laughs and says, “Do I look like a dog to you people? Are you nuts? You’ve sent a small boy to fight a giant like me.” Goliath cursed David by the mane

of Gods. That curse had no power over David whatsoever. Then the giant said to David, “Come her little boy I’ll feed you to the fowls in the air and the beasts in the field.” (I Samuel 17:1-44). Now the giant’s done it, he just stepped into David’s dominion of faith. David had killed the animals in the field. David had a personal relationship with God who made the stars and the fowls and the air and the lilies in the field (Genesis 1 Matthew 6:28). So David said to the giant, “You come to me with your weapons, but I come to you in the name of the Lord. Today He will be done, He will deliver you into my hand, and He will deliver you into the fowls and the beasts. It will be done. This battle is the Lord’s.” David puts a smooth stone in his slingshot and hurls in at the giant and the giant falls. It’s dead. When the enemy’s army sees that David has won they run. The evening news headlines would read:” Israel spoils the army of the Philistines giants today. All the people witness that nothing is impossible in the name of the Lord (I Samuel 17: 45-53).

Dyer Church of Christ Morning worship services had an attendance 112 and 87 in Sunday school. We had a special guest for our 5th Sunday meeting, Joe Wiley, President of Freed Hardeman University was able to bring us a message on Old Testament prophesies that relate to Jesus Christ. In the early morning class we learn that in Old Testament Jesus is coming Micah 5 and in the New Testament Jesus has come and is coming again Hebrew 1. For the late morning message we learn why prophecy is important to us. Jesus is our light, our light from darkness, Isaiah 9:2 and John 1:5. The early evening service we learned the Characteristics that the Lord had and that we are to strive to be like Christ, Isaiah 11:2, Matthew 13:4 and 5:6. Christ had wisdom/ understanding, ability to see the heart, not judge by seeing or hearing. Jesus was also righteous, faithful, compassionate, forgiving, meek and sinless. Are we trying to be more like Jesus? Remember in Prayer:

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The family of Bill Mealer, Mynonne Tate, Brad Clark, Richard Tharpe, Connie Roberts, Jack Turner, Louis Dycus, Debbie Carson, all of our shut-ins and those in nursing homes Thanks to everyone who made the first 5th Sunday of 2011 a success. We had a wonderful day of praise and fellowship. Way to go Max Halford, we are so proud of you. Max won the fourth grade 4-H speaking contest at Rutherford School and placed second in the county contest in Trenton. Mark your calendars for the Challenge Youth Conference, February 26th thru 28th and pray that our youth and chaperones have a safe trip. This is one of the best opportunities for our youth to mingle with other young Christians and receive some meaningful messages from the conference. Our first meeting for VBS 2011 was this Sunday and it looks like there are a lot of great ideas for a new year. If you are interested in getting involved in VBS please let Joey Barron know.

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Keely Mill Our Youth Sunday services began with Felichia Fields leading us in our opening hymn “What A Friend We Have in Jesus.” William McDonald opened services in prayer. We all dismissed to our Sunday school classes. Lindsey Allmon taught the youth class. Andrea Hundley and Alexis Diggs taught preschool. Mike Fields opened the adult class in prayer. Dakota Warren did a good job teaching us our lesson ‘Right Not To Remain Silent’ from 2 Kings 6-8. God’s people have good news to tell of what God has done for them. William McDonald closed us in prayer. Our worship service began with a house full. We thank the Lord for the many visitors we had from Laneview Baptist Church. Elaine Fields played the piano as the choir and Felichia Fields led us in our opening hymns “Victory in Jesus” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” Bro. John Fields welcomed everyone to Keely Mill. We had our time of meet and greet with our church family and the many visitors we had. The Laneview drama team, Voice of the Lord, blessed us with our special music as their youth and adults signed and sang for us. Joey Holloway delivered

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By Diane Hamlin our morning message from Romans 1:22-32 entitled “What are we teaching our children and our youth today.” Perry Wimberly dismissed us in prayer as the hymn “Jesus Is Calling” was sung. A chili and hotdog Youth Luncheon was served and enjoyed after morning services. Our Sunday night services began with Scott Fields leading us in the hymn “Whosoever Meaneth Me.” Mike Fields opened us in prayer and we dismissed to our discipleship training classes. Our lesson was entitled “A New Destiny” from Romans 8:18-25. What will heaven be like? We cannot know the full answer until we get there. Our worship hour began with the hymn “Praise Him! Praise Him!” Berl O’Brein opened us in prayer. We had an awesome night of much praise, worship, testimonies, songs and poems. Mike Fields dismissed services in prayer as the hymn “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder” was sung. Read your Bibles this week and be people of prayer. We invite you to praise and worship with us Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and facebook.


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What a glorious opportunity we all had to assemble together and worship God. We still have those who are sick and at home. Please continue to pray for Barbara Wiley. She is still having a lot of pain and can not attend worship. Max Betts may get to return home from the hospital this week. Last Sunday night a special service was held at the Tri-City Church of Christ in Rutherford. The Lowrance Chapel, Tri-City and Rutherford Churches of Christ came together for services. Brother Roger Utter from the Rutherford congregation did the preaching. We all enjoyed a fellowship meal after worship. Our lesson for Sunday morning was entitled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Heaven is Like the Grand Canyon.â&#x20AC;? Have you been to the Grand Canyon National Park in Southern Arizonia? If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, you a missed a marvelous opportunity to see the wonders of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hands at work. In John 14:1-3 we read where Jesus is encouraging the disciples because He is about to go away. He wants them to know that they will be with Him again. The place where the disciples will be with Jesus is a place that Jesus is preparing, and that He is going to return one day to bring them to this place. We know this place as heaven. There are seven ways that Heaven and the Grand Canyon are similar. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grand! The Grand

Canyon is big, beautiful, and spectacular. So is heaven. Heaven is the place where God lives. (Psalm 11:4) Heaven is full of beauty. Considere the description in Revelation 21:18-27 -Jasper, gold clear as glass, precious stones, pearls - all of these items are used to describe the beauty of heaven. Heaven is also full of spectacular blessings. (Revelation 21:1-4) There is no cheap way to get across! Whether one walks, drives, or rents a helicopter to cross the Grand Canyon, it costs something valuable to get to the other side. There is no cheap way to get to heaven, either. The price of access cost the blood of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only Son, Jesus. (Hebrews 10:19-20, Ephesians 2:18). There are many who just want to admire the view! Many go to the Grand Canyon each year just to admire the view. According to census polls, over 90% of Americans believe in heaven. They like the idea of heaven and admire the view, so to speak, but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live their lives in a way that will get them there. What needs to be done is to not simply to admire the view of heaven but to enter. The way to the other side is narrow and few go there! You can walk, drive or ride a helicopter to the other side of the Grand Canyon. It is about 8-10 miles. The hike

Cloraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chapel Greetings once again from the Cloras Chapel Family! God has been so good to us that we just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell it all. On Saturday we had a wonderful missionary meeting. We discussed many great things for the Cloras Chapel Family to do. Delegates that will represent us in the New Hopewell Missionary Society in the March Presbytery, which will be held at Badgett Chapel in Rutherford are Deaconess Willie Harris and Deaconess Peggy Bonds. There will be a Mock Wedding on friday night of the Presbytery. We are hoping that our Mock Wedding representatives will be Shinnell Ivie and Casey Ivie. We now have the crown and we want to keep it. Saturday night the Sanctuary Choir traveled to Beech Grove Baptist Church in Bradford. It was a benefit program for Sister Eva Street. The program was very good and spiritual. Cloras Chapel Choir along

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with Badgett Chapel, Beech Grove Rutherford, and Pleasantview Sharon all sang from their hearts. The program was great! Sunday some of Cloras Chapel members went to the Fifth Sunday Union which was held at Mt. Tabor CPCA in Jackson. Pastor and Sis. Myles, Eddie and Yolanda Bradford, Elder Lynn and Sue Fisher and Evangelist Davis and Andre were all present. Sister Laura Rogers. Evangelist Seals and Pat were present also. Service was very good. Rev. Darrell Albea brought the message, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Which way are you going to turn?â&#x20AC;? After Sunday morning service Pastor Myles and Sis. Myles journeyed to St. John in Newbern to be in service with Pastor Jeremy Myles. He preached a very inspirational message and the spirit was high. Singing for him were Heather Myles, Treva Hunt, Sandra Albea, Diane Myles, Narita Cole and Tyler Lancaster. The church all said the

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usually takes 3 days. The path is narrow, curvy and difficult. Driving your car will take about two hours -- over two hundred miles of winding, crooked roads. The way to heaven is also a narrow way and few will go there. (Matthew 7:13-14) (Luke 13:23-24). Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to go to the water to get to the other side! To get to the other side of the Grand Canyon, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to go down to the Colorado river. To get to heaven, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to go to the water as well! Of course, I am speaking of the waters of baptism. Please see these verses of scripture. (Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16, Romans 6:1-11, Galatians 3:27, Colossians 2:11-13, 1 Peter 3:21) And just because we get to the water doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily mean you are at the other side. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to finish the journey. (Hebrews 12:1) We have to go up the other side of the Grand Canyon to get finally to the other side. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to pass through the valley to get the other side! The Grand Canyon is not just one valley, It is a series of ever deepening valleys! Life is also a series of ever lasting valleys. Life is a valley of trials. (1st Peter 1:7) It is a valley of temptations. (James 1:12) And finally, it is the valley of death. (Psalm 23:4). Heaven waits on the other side of the valley. Will we get to the other side?

singing was beautiful. Subject of Pastor Jeremy Myles message was â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am That.â&#x20AC;? Elder Bush McNeil was sick and did not get to attend any services Saturday or Sunday. Hurry up and get well Bush, we missed you. Please stay in prayer for all of our sick and shut in. On the second Sunday in February, Cloras Chapel will be observing Black History. We will dress as the olden days, eat as in the olden days and the program will be at 3 p.m. Our special guest will be Beech Grove CPCA and Pastor Jeremy Myles from Dyersburg. Everyone is invited to come. February 12th, we will have a Valentine Fashion Show. There will be more details about it in next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article. This will be sponsored by the Youth of Cloras Chapel. Have a good week and letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keep on thanking God for being so good! God does not expect us to be perfect, but He does expect us to progress!

By Cindy Lamar

Spring with their delicate buds appearing. With a more characteristic Winter forecast right on the heels of this welcome yet brief reprieve, Mother Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gift cured many of us of cabin fever for a while for which we are thankful. Signs are beginning to pop up in yards here and there about our fair city designating those who have committed themselves to the Relay for Life efforts for cancer research. Soon the various teams will be sponsoring different activities to raise funds for cancer research as they join many others working toward funding finding a cure for cancer. Watch for advertisements of these events and make a point to support these dedicated and hard working teams. Ronnie and Cindy Lamar enjoyed a day out together last Monday in Jackson where they went leisurely from store to store shopping. Tired from shopping and needing a rest and some lunch the couple found respite at the Olive

Garden. Before returning home, they topped off their day of leisure activities by taking in a movie at the Hollywood 16 Cinema. Food for Thought: Two ladies were talking about the blessings theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d received. How God simply blew their minds and yet He must sometimes be grieved. When He lovingly and freely heaped out blessings on us all. And then so few of those receiving fail to thank God at all. He is so deserving, He is so loving too. How long does it take to simply say â&#x20AC;&#x153;God, Thank You?â&#x20AC;? Prayer List: Amanda Davis, Jimmy Simmons, Judy Webb, Gwen Rickard, Aaron Whitworth, Regina Miller, David Stephenson, Norma Simpson, Preston White, Easton Hopper, Rebecca Bing, Racine Hodges, Elmer Williams, Paul Lee Williams, Sam Weatherly, Eurby Sanders, Freda Lamar, Cathy and Henry Herane, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, Carol and Bobby Primrose, Lil Wardlow and Clint McLodge.


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Lonnie Allison, Sr., age 91 of Dyer, passed away from this life on January 26, 2011, at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Funeral services for Mr. Allison were conducted on January 29, 2011, in the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Jewell officiating. Interment followed in Good Hope Cemetery of Dyer. Mr. Allison was born June 1, 1919 in Gibson County; the son of the late John Monroe and Eura Jane Akins Allison. He retired with 45 years of service at Brown Shoe Company. Mr. Allison was a lifelong member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, Lonnie A. Allison, Jr., John W. Allison with spouse Shirley; one daughter, Patricia Allison Wolfe with spouse Carl; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother Charles Allison and one sister, Doris Diebold. He was preceded in death by his spouse, Bertha Pauline Allison. Karnes and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Lonnie Allison, Sr.

JUNIOR SWEATT Rutherford â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Funeral services for Junior Sweatt, 83, were held January 30, 2011, at Leitherland Funeral Home. Brother Michael Crandall officiated the services. Burial was held at China Grove Cemetery. Mr. Sweatt passed away January 27, 2011, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was a farmer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Damon Sweatt one son, Rickey Sweatt, three brothers, T.C. Sweatt, Donald Sweatt and Roy Sweatt and one sister, Margie Costell. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Sweatt of Rutherford, one son, Randall Sweat of Rutherford, one brother, Billy Sweatt of Rutherford, five sisters, Etta Davis of Kenton, Joan Jones of Hickman, KY., Shirley Burcham of Hickman, KY., Jean Evans of Dukedom, TN, and Linda Sweatt of Cedar Grove, and three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

ARON WHITWORTH Funeral services for Aron Whitworth, 77, was held February 2, 2011, at Leitherland Funeral Home in Kenton. Brother James Barber and Brother Charles Halliburton officiated the services. Burial was held at Rutherford City Cemetery. Mr. Whitworth passed away January 31, 2011 at Vanayer Manor in Martin. He was a service station owner and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris Jean Whitworth, one step-son, James Ellis, two brothers, Harold Whitworth and Ray Whitworth. He is survived by his step-son, Steve Ellis of Rutherford, two brothers, Donald Whitworth of Gleason and Gerald â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cottonâ&#x20AC;? Whitworth, three sisters, Mildred of Florida, Margaret Lovell of Milan and Pat Garner of Kenton, three grandchildren, Angie Choate, Stacy Ellis and Jason Ellis and six great grandchildren.

Card of Thanks The family of Elmer Harper would like to thank everyone for their acts of kindness prayers, food, cards, visits, calls, to the Staff at Gibson County General Hospital for their loving care. Also to Leitherland for their help and thanks to Brother Ray Sanders and the Masonic Brothers for doing a very nice service. Bless you all. Sue Harper, Roger Harper and family, Audrey Lowe and family, Tim Harper and family and Lisa Copley and family

Last week Brother Don challenged us with a message from Amos 7:7. He hung a plumb line on the wall and explained its purpose. In Amos, Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plumb line showed that Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wall was no longer straight. Sometimes bowed walls need to be torn down and rebuilding needs to take place again from the foundation upward. The challenge issued from Bro. Don to our church is to examine the plumb line, Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Word, against the walls or areas of our individual lives. If we are out of â&#x20AC;&#x153;plumb,â&#x20AC;? then reconstruction needs to begin! We are going to first begin with our relationships; marriages, friendships, families, etc. and let Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Word get us straightened up. I believe that our people are taking seriously this challenge and our altar has been filled with people yielding to the leadership of the Spirit these past two weeks. We are hearing from the Lord and we are excited. We recognized the birthdays of Joanne Reed and Madison Baird, and also Jerry and Marilyn Whitleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anniversary. We all enjoyed the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sermon this week that was presented by Kenny Joyce. He brought in his 1973 yearbook from Springhill School. He told us about his principal, Mr. Fred, (I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get his last name), and what a well-respected man he was. He shared the advice Mr. Fred had written to the graduating class that year that included, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rules to Live Byâ&#x20AC;? and told us how to win the battles of life based on Ephesians 6. Good job Kenny. Bro. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sermon was entitled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turning the Ordinary into Extraordinaryâ&#x20AC;? and continued on the theme of improving our relationships by first working on the primary relationship... God and me. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to check the plumb line daily! The drama team worked on their skit and will be presenting it next Sunday. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s short, but makes a good point. Thanks Cody, Ann, Lexi and William. Bro. Don is continuing to bless us with the study in Revelation. We will pick up in Chapter 18 in a couple weeks. We wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have regular evening services this coming week, but will be meeting at Kenny Harrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; house for our evening service on the 6th and then have a Super Bowl fellowship. The activities

We the family and loving friends of James â&#x20AC;&#x153;Burrheadâ&#x20AC;? Lancaster wish to thank each and everyone for every act of kindness and love shown to us at the loss of our loved one. Your cards, visits, calls, gifts, flowers, food, sitting with us at the hospital and especially your prayers. Special thanks to the ambulance people, Jackson Madison County General Hospital ER doctors and staff. Special thanks to Perry Talbott, James supervisor, who waited outside for us at the hospital and Bret Jowers who acted so quickly in getting help. All the wonderful Wonder Bread people from Jackson for their visits, kind words and support. Thanks to the pallbearers, Chuck Hill, David Lancaster, Han Dorsey, Cotty Parrish, Shawn Carter, and Justin Forrest. A special thanks to Shelton Funeral Home, Rev. Walter Lockhart, Brother Scott Jewell for the services they rendered. We ask you to keep us in your prayers. For now we have to remember the smiles, cherish the moments, find comfort in memories and wait on time to heal our sorrow. May God bless each of you. Established 1911 Tabitha Lancaster, Shirley Lancaster, Julie Flowers, UNITED MONUMENT Allen Lancaster and family, Huge Selection On Display: Keith Lancaster and family, â&#x20AC;˘ Monuments Linda Morgan and Family, â&#x20AC;˘ Markers Jane Bergfeld and family and â&#x20AC;˘ Bronze Stan Snift To everyone who helped to make my Christmas season and my 100th birthday such a joyful time I want to extend to you my greatest heart felt thanks. For each prayers, cards, flowers, visits, phone calls, food, and gift I am truly most grateful. A special thanks to my son, James and his wife, Jennifer and others who planned and made my birthday party such a great success. Thanks to Connie Flowers and â&#x20AC;&#x153;G-3â&#x20AC;? whose music added so very very much to the party. Sincerely, Bonnie Dodd The family of Theda Echols Young wishes to thank you for the tribute you paid during her funeral. Thanks for the food, flowers and prayer. Glenn and Marie Echols



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Sports & Education

Pioneers victorious over Obion County BY LORI CATHEY Gibson County defeated Obion County 47-40 for a district win Tuesday night at Obion County. Pioneer Mike Horton with a 3 point play gave Gibson County a 10-8 lead after one quarter. At the midway point in the second quarter, it was

tied 12 -12 but, Gibson County outscored Obion County 6-3 in the last 4 minutes to take a 20-15 lead into the break. The Pioneers widened their lead to 6 points in the third quarter thanks in part to 8 points from Mitchell Simpson.

UP FOR THE SCORE - Gibson County’s Shaquielle Watson puts up a shot in the second quarter during Tuesday night’s game. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Dyer Farmers & Merchants Bank presented personalized corkboards to Dyer Elementary School Third Graders in December for Christmas! The boards were presented by bank employees Larissa Perkins, Rhonda Upchurch, & Meagan Hurley.

Gibson County was able to build a 12-point lead with five minutes remaining in the game. Obion County went to

their half-court defense to try to cut into Gibson County’s lead. Gibson County held on to win 4740. Gibson County had 25

LEADING SCORER AGAINST OBION - Pioneer Junior Mitchell Simpson goes up for a lay-up against Obion County. Simpson recorded a dunk in the contest and was the leading scorer with 20 points. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

rebounds, 10 steals and forced 19 turnovers. The Pioneers were 19 of 41 from the field and 8-13 from the free-throw line. Gibson County’s leading scorer was Mitchell

Simpson with 20 points and 4 rebounds. Also scoring were: Mike Horton with 8, Denzel Harris 6, John Lee 5 and 9 rebounds, Jamal Jackson 4, Shaquille Watson 2 and Colton Marcel 2.

UP, UP, AND AWAY - Denzel Harris goes up for a layup while being guarded by Obion County in the first quarter. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GC Ladies foiled in overtime BY LORI CATHEY Gibson County Lady Pioneer fans saw a thrilling game Tuesday night at Obion County with Gibson County losing a heart breaker in double overtime 63-61 to Obion County. The Lady Pioneers stated off with back-to-back 3-pointers from

Courtney Haynes and Tori Reedy. With 50 seconds left in the quarter, Reedy hit a 3pointer from the right wing to give Gibson County a 16-15 lead at the end of the quarter. In the second quarter the Lady Pioneers saw the lead they had built with a 11-5 run suddenly vanish with a steal

by Obion County for a lay-up to give Obion County a 33-31 lead at the half. Obion County went on a 6-0 run midway through the third quarter and pulled out to a 46-43 lead to start the fourth. Lady Pioneer Khadijah Alexander hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Gibson

Ms.Debbie Reynolds’ Class

WHITTEMORE SEIZES THE MOMENT - Gibson County’s Jasmine Whittemore steals the ball from an Obion County player during Tuesday night game. Obion County defeated the Lady Pioneers in double overtime. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Ms. Jessica Riffe’s Class

County a 54-52 lead at the 3:45. Obion County scored with 1:29 left to tie the game up 58 all and forced an overtime. In the first overtime neither team scored. Lady Pioneer Haynes hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with 1:36 left to give Gibson Country a 61-58 lead. Obion County converted a 3 point play to tie the game 61 -61. Obion County Paige Hicks stole the ball for an easy lay-up with 36 seconds left for the gamewinning basket. The Lady Pioneers shot 12 of 23 three-pointers and were 5-7 from the free throw line. Gibson County forced 12 turnovers and had 30 rebounds on the night. Leading Gibson County was Courtney Haynes with 23 points (5 3-pointers), 2 assists and 4 rebounds. Khadijah Alexander scored 14 points; Alyssa White had 9 points and 4 rebounds, Tori Reedy 6 points and 11 rebounds, Jasmine Whittemore 5, Kelly Tyree 2 and Kortney Tyree 2. The Lady Pioneers lost 4338 to Covington Friday night. Scoring for Gibson County were: Alyssa White with 12 points, Courtney Haynes 9, Kelly Tyree 8, Tori Reedy 3, Khadijah Alexander 2, Kortney Tyree 2 and Jasmine Whittemore 2.

REEDY IS READY - Tori Reedy tries to wrestle the ball away from Obion County’s #55 Brandi Goodman. Reedy had 11 rebounds for the night. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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KHADIJAH POWER - Lady Pioneer Khadijah Alexander draws contact on her way to the basket for two points. Alexander scored 11 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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NOTICE If you have had a sick child in any Gibson County Special School District school and problems regarding this with any teacher, principal or executive, please call me, Ray Duck, at 446-5786 or 692-4757. There is a possible lawsuit being considered against them in this matter. We would like to hear from you. If no answer please call again or leave a phone number. I will return your call. We expect the phone to be very busy. This is very serious.


The contents of the following storage units shall be sold to satisfy the Owner’s Lien on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at Dyer Storage on Royal Street, Dyer DeAndria Avery - Unit #12 And on Saturday February 5, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. at T&D Storage on North Main Street in Dyer Dean Brown - Unit #30 Jewell Rogers Estate - Unit #80

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Local Workforce Investment Board 12 is soliciting this Request for Proposal (RFP) for providing staff and services for a before- or after-school Peer Tutoring Work Experience Program for Youth in the following counties: Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Lauderdale, Lake, Obion, and Tipton. Bidders Conference to be held at the address below on: February 9, 2011, 2:30 p.m. Completed proposals must be received by: March 1, 2011, 4:30 p.m. To request a copy of the RFP, contact: Lori Marberry, Youth Coordinator Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board 313 West Cedar Street Dyersburg, TN 38024 731-286-3585 ext. 15

POSITION AVAILABLE The City of Dyer is accepting applications for a full-time public works employee through Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. All applications must be received at Dyer City Hall, 235 South Royal Street, Dyer, Tennessee. Applications are available at Dyer City Hall weekdays 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Walton “Sam” Thompson, Mayor

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LAND •1.5 Ac, Dyer - $9,500 •28 Ac - 45 By-Pass, Dyer - $140,000 •30 Ac - St Rt 105, Rutherford - $110,000 •40 Ac - Mercer Cut-Off Loop, Dyer - $125,000 •185 Ac - Riverside Yorkville Rd, Dyer - $277.500 100 Ac. - Hwy. 105, Bradford - $225,000

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Property Transfers Bryant Branham, by and through Attorney-In-Fact, Maggie Terry to Johnny Lynn Marbry and Beverly Gail Calvin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11th CD Willie Elam to wife, Robin Elam â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3rd CD Leann Curtis Ashburn to Christopher L. Barnes and

Marriages Steven Talmadge Baker of Bradford and Miranda Lucille Heltsley of Bradford Mark Wayne Crittendon of Jackson and Tawanna Shenae Cole Berry of Jackson William David Gordon of Humboldt and Heather Ann Glidewell Wilson of Newbern

wife, Tiffany R. Barnes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12th CD James Wayne Thompson and wife, Nancy Thompson to Hugh Patrick Barnett and wife, Norma Jean Barnett â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5th CD Kelli Karnes to Thomas Alan Mikkelsen and wife, Cynthia A. Mikkelsen â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21st CD Brent Dowland and wife, Robin Dowland to Mark J. Wallace and wife, Geraldine B. Wallace â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13th CD Mark Hampton and wife, Delana Hampton to Denise L. Rinks and William D. Pierce Revocable Living Trust â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 14th CD Thomas Hartigan to Huey and Arnold Acquisitions, LLC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13th CD Nina Jean Cash to Marvin Estes and wife, Brenda Estes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 14th CD

WTN Healthcare â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Goes Redâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to promote heart health month The Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center and the West Tennessee Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center at Jackson-Madison Country General Hospital have planned a variety of activities to recognize and promote heart health during the month of February. Some of the activities are for employees of West Tennessee Healthcare and all of its affiliates and some are some are for the public. Please join us in raising awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women. Wear Red every Friday in February All West Tennessee Healthcare employees are asked and encouraged to wear red every Friday to show support for the fight against heart disease. Friday, February 4 is National Wear Red Day. Our goal is to have 100 percent participation from West Tennessee Healthcare. Day of Heart Put on your dancing shoes and join us on the dance floor! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get your feet moving, body grooving and heart beating to some of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular dances-all to help you have a healthier heart. Screenings and heart health information will be available. Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 12 from 10 a.m.2 p.m. at the Old Hickory

Legal Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of DORIS S. CHERRY DOCKET: 19933P Notice is hereby given that on the 18TH day of JANUARY, of 2011, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of DORIS S. CHERRY, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: JANUARY 1, 2011. This 18TH day of JANUARY, 2011. Signed: ANGELA NELL C. HALFORD Executor Estate of DORIS S. CHERRY SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Susan Graves, DCM JAMES T. TYAL, JR. 1323 EAST MAIN STREET HUMBOLDT, TN 38343 (2tp 2/2)

Mall. Patient Tray Favor On Friday, February 4, patients will receive a â&#x20AC;&#x153;specialâ&#x20AC;? reminder on their meal trays to take care of their heart. Blood Pressure and HEARTaware Blood pressure readings will be available outside Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best every Friday in February from 11 a.m.1 p.m. The Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center will also be offering HEARTaware, a free online heart health assessment and, if indicated, a free follow-up screening that involves free bloodwork. Real Men Wear Red Friday, February 25 will focus on the guys! Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women. We want all the men to wear something red to raise awareness of heart disease for both men and women. CPR Classes Because early CPR can save lives, community classes are offered for the lay person to learn CPR on infants, children and adults. Call the West Tennessee Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center at 731541-6448 to register.

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Organizers list names of Yorkville, Nebo veterans for planned monument Veterans from the Yorkville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nebo area are invited to place their names on the veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; monument being constructed in the Yorkville cemetery. Veterans who lived or are living in the Yorkville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nebo area are eligible. Living veterans are asked to make a minimum donation of $25. Deceased veterans names will be listed free of charge. Names already planned for the monument are listed below. Please verify the spelling, if your name or a family member is listed. Corrections or additions must be made by February 15, 2011. If you would like to add a veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name or the spelling is wrong, contact Mac Zarecor (731643-6494) or Barbara Turner (731-643-6449). Veterans Names: Donald Allmon, Jessie Allison, Edward Applewhite, L V Arnold, Verban Arnold, Claude Atlas, Bryan Baker, Robert M. Baker, Early Ballentine, James Jute Bell, Charles Benson, Gene Biggs, Lemual Boucher, Leon Bradford, Billy Burkeen, Elbert Burkeen, Erby Brown, Dennis Carlton, J C Carlton, Mike Carlton, Pike Carlton, Lester Mack Carr, Lonnie Carrell, Ishmeal Carroll, Mattie E. Carwell, Marvin Chandler, Albert Cherry, Carlton Cherry, Sr, Bobby Clanton, James Clanton, Bryan Clark, George Clark, John Clark, John Fletcher Cole (Civil), Fred Collins, Waymon Cooper, Nathaniel Corley (Civil), Robert Corley (1812), Anthony Couch, Homer Couch, Randy Couch, Gene Culp, Guy Culp, David Daniel, George Davis, Donnie Dodson, Frank Dodson, Freeman Dodson, Raymond Dodson, Vernon Dodson, W H Dodson, Horace

Dunagan, Jr., David Edmiston, Roy Faye Edmiston, Harry English, Wallace Estes, Henry Farrar, Glenn Fletcher, Johnnie Fisher, Jr, Claude Flowers, Jerry Flowers, Wm Franks, Jr., Raymond French, Joe Galloway, Lynn Galloway, Thomas Galloway, Carl Garner, Hubert Garner, Kathy Garner, Robert Garner, Harvey Garrett, Glenn L Gates, Earl Gelzer, David Glidewell, Kenneth Glidewell, William Glidewell, George T. Green, Jack Gregory, Jimmy Gregory, David Grimes, M C Halford, James W. Hall, Hollis Hanks, Robert Hanley, Edward Harrell, G L Harris, Giles Harris, Lexie Harris, Thomas Harris, Bobby Hassell, Buddy Hassell, Gene Hassell, Jamie Hassell, Jimmy Hassell, Vicky Hassell, John Harrison, Billy Headden, Glenn Headden, Onis Headden, Phyllis Headden, Dodson Heathcock, Mary S. Heathcock, Robert Heathcock, Jamie Hendricks, Milton Hendricks, Claude Hicks, Ashley Higdon, Brandon Higdon, Breanna Higdon, Chris W. Higdon, Danielle Higdon, Jimmy W. Higdon, John Higdon, T Lee Higdon, Lester Hooper, Tommy Howard, Bryan Hundley, Cecil Ingle, Mack James, Amelia Jackson, Danny Jackson, Jamie Jackson, Rosemary Jackson, William Jackson, Emerson Jetton, Harry Jetton, James Johnson, Wendell Johnson, Frazier Johnson, Horace Johnson, Jesse Johnson, Alfred Jones, Ernest Jones, James Jones, H. Wilson Jones, Billy Joe King, Harold King, Thomas King, Dearud Kolwyck, Ralph Knox, James Kuykendall, Lloyd

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS You are advised that as of March 1, additional penalites and costs will be imposed in consequence of suits to be filed for enforcement of the lien for property taxes for prior tax years; until the filing of such suits, 2009 county taxes may be paid in the Gibson County Trustees Office. LeAnne Smith, Gibson County Trustee


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86+Z\%\SDVV6RXWKÂ&#x2021;7UHQWRQ71 Â&#x2021;ZZZHOLWHGHQWDOFDUHFRP NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FORECLOSURE SALE Whereas, JERRY COLE and wife, TINA COLE, by deed of trust dated April 21, 2008 and recorded May 1, 2008 in Record Book 925, Page 1418 in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee, conveyed to Jeffrey A. Smith, Trustee, the hereinafter described real property to secure the payment of a certain promissory note (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;noteâ&#x20AC;?) described in the deed of trust, which note was payable to Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rutherford, Tennessee; and Whereas, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness and other provisions of the deeds of trust have been violated, and the owner and holder of the indebtedness has declared the entire amount due an payable as provided by the deeds of trust in accordance with the terms thereof, and demanded that the hereinafter described real property be advertised and sold in satisfaction of indebtedness and cost of foreclosure in accordance with the terms and provisions of the notes and deeds of trust. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that I, JEFFREY A. SMITH, Trustee, pursuant to the power, duty and authority vested in and conferred upon me, by the deed of trust, will on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 at 12:00 P.M. at the South Door of the Gibson County Courthouse in Trenton, Tennessee, offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, and free from all legal, equitable and statutory rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which have been waived in the deed of trust, certain real property located in the 8th Civil District of Gibson County, Tennessee, and described as follows: BEGINNING at a railroad spike in the north margin of State Route No. 77, margin of said road being 30 feet from center, where same intersects with the center of the Zarecor Road, being the southwest corner of the herein described parcel; runs thence north 02 degrees 20 minutes east with the center of the Zarecor Road 312.15 feet to a spike in the center of said road; thence south 74 degrees 20 minutes east 144.32 feet to an iron rod; thence south 02 degrees 20 minutes west 253.73 feet to an iron rod; thence south 11 degrees 30 minutes west 57.00 feet to an iron rod in the north margin of State Route 77; thence north 74 degrees 20 minutes west with the north margin of said road 135.00 feet to the point of beginning, and BEING that same property conveyed to Jerry Cole and wife, Tina Cole, as tenants by the entirety, from Bank of New York, as Trustee, by Countrywide Home Loans, as attorney in fact by warranty deed dated December 9, 2002 and recorded December 20, 2002 in Official Record Book Volume 726, Page 804 in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. MAP 043, PARCEL 008.02 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 126 Highway 77, Newbern, Tennessee 38059 The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan, any unpaid taxes, any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable, any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing, and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Title to said property is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell as Trustee only and will assign to the purchaser all covenants of warranty contained in said deed of trust. Said sale may be adjourned to another time or may be postponed to another date by public announcement at the appointed time of sale without advertisement. Other â&#x20AC;&#x153;parties interestedâ&#x20AC;? entitled to notice pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. Section 35-5-104(d) are: None. This the 20th day of January, 2011. JEFFREY A. SMITH, Attorney Trustee 110 NW Court Square Trenton, Tennessee 38382-0126

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Courtsquare Arts and Antiques - a gem nestled from page 1 impression that we are an art museum. This is not a museum: this is an art and antique gallery. All of the artwork and antiques are for sale. We do featured artists shows for the general public. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to come in and see what a professional artist’s work looks like. We had six last year and six antique shows. We are very interested in promoting the arts. We had a portrait demonstration in which we had people come in and sit for some of our artists. They did sketches in charcoal and the public who came were very interested.” “Around Thanksgiving we asked all the third grade teachers in the local schools to have their classes

to draw pictures of Santa Clause. Teachers from each school picked out the three best pictures. We had a competition for First, Second, and Third place, and Honorable Mention with cash prizes.” One of the latest special events put on by the gallery was a jewelry repair, rework and design demonstration with six jewelry artisans. The gallery has a wide variety of jewelry that are unique, one of a kind items that are very affordable, as well as sculpture, silver, copper, rare stones, glass, fired masks, woodwork, pine needles and other basketry, and stained glass. Paintings are in oil, acrylic, charcoal, graphite, watercolor, mixed media, and pencil. There are also

professional photographs. Antique glass includes royal bonn, Burmese, cameo, webb, stretch, cut and pressed crystal, carnival, Fostoria, cranberry, milk, and much more. There is antique graniteware, lamps, figurines, Eastlake furniture, tables, chairs, buffets, pedestals, clocks, teapots, mantelpieces and china. One of the volunteer artists at the gallery is Tuva Stephens from McKenzie. Stephens taught as an art teacher at McKenzie and later at Milan High School. She became a professional artist about ten years ago and has since gone national with her work. She is President of the Tennessee Watercolor Society and has just had her second painting accepted

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by the Southern Watercolor Society that covers 19 states. She has also been featured on Tennessee Crossroads. Several of her watercolors are on display and for sale in the gallery. Stephens is getting ready to schedule some workshops where she will be teaching and demonstrating her expertise in the watercolor medium. Candace Criswell is the art teacher at Yorkville School and also teaches art at Turning Point in Trenton. Criswell is another volunteer member at the gallery and has several paintings and jewelry on display and for sale. She is following in her mother’s artistic footsteps. Her mother is Jane Tyree who is an artist, a former art teacher, and directs the volunteer personnel at the gallery. She also has works on display and for sale. A number of silver pieces in the gallery are the work of Emillie Castillo, better known locally as Mimi Robinson. She is a silver smith from a long line of silver smiths. She designs and makes jewelry, sterling silver, and silver plate and even silver encrusted china. Castillo was also commissioned by the Vatican to create a large silver cross known as the Cross of the Virgin of Guadalupe. There is a large and rich variety of artwork on hand at the Court Square Arts and Antiques by many very talented artists and artisans and at a very reasonable price. The art collector or the gift buyer looking for something unique is most fortunate to have this gallery in the local area. The entire concept for the gallery was the inspiration of Attorney

WATERCOLORS BY STEPHENS - Tuva Stephens, a professional artist, has many of her watercolor paintings displayed for sale at Coursquare Arts and Antiques. To see more of her work go to www.

A SPOT OF TEA - Candice Criswell displays one of the English teas available at Courtsquare Arts and Antiques. The teapots are among the many antique items available for purchase. Criswell, an art teacher at Yorkville School, also volunteers at Courtsquare Arts and Antiques. She is daughter of personal director Jane Tyree. Artwork from both women is available in the gallery.

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