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Fitness First Rutherford woman attacked by dog

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Family pet killed in the attack A Rutherford woman was attacked and her dog was killed last Friday by a large breed dog apparently roaming the neighborhood. Police are still searching for the owner this week. According to the woman, her little dog was outside on the dog run and began barking. The owner went over to her to see what she was barking at and saw a large dog across the street, staring at them in a way the woman said she’d never seen a dog stare before. She bent down to pick up her little dog and take her inside but before she could stand back up the large dog had her by her arm. “I never saw or heard the dog coming. I walked with the dog on my arm to the back door. I made it to the door and got it open and threw Sophie in the house. The animal knocked me down in the floor and came in the house with me. We fought in the house and see page 3

High school hoop players invited on mission trip BY STEVE SHORT Girls and boys on area high school basketball teams are being invited to make a mission trip to the Dominican Republic this summer with the organization Score International, coaches announced last week. Players who are interested in participating on a team are invited to contact coaches Larry Eddings of Bradford (731-676-2188), Steve Patterson of Madison (731217-8540) or Mike Sparks, leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (731431-1254). The 2011 mission trip will be under the banner of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, said coach Steve Patterson, formerly girls’ coach at Trenton Peabody. “We’re looking for girl basketball players or people who want to do any ministry,” said Patterson. “We will be working with orphans, discipleship, church people or share groups – whatever God puts on somebody’s heart, we will be happy to talk to them.” “We will be going to the Dominican Republic during the first see page 3

BENCH PRESS – Peabody High School seniors, Tyler Duncan on bench press and John Warmath spotting him, work out regularly at the Cageman Gym. Krista Parks, co-owner of the Cageman Gym watches in the background.

Cageman Gym combines mixed martial arts, fitness BY MICHAEL ENOCHS Joey Parks and his wife Krista own the local business of FinishLine Autobody Shop as well as founding the CageMan Gym, which is located just off the Court Square in Trenton. The Parks live in Dyer. The CageMan Gym and Combat Sports and Fitness Corporation is unique in this area in that not only is it a workout and fitness gym, it also is a gym where mixed martial arts are taught and practiced. CageMan Gym Chairman Joey Parks stated, “To the best of my knowledge, the closest gym that also teaches and practices mixed martial arts is in Jonesboro, Arkansas. I know this from experience, because when my son Lawson Parks became interested in learning the mixed martial arts, I had to send him out of state to train. Also my cousin, Max Bishop trains professional and amateur mixed martial arts fighters.”

The fact that Parks had to send his son out of state to train gave him the idea to start a mixed martial arts and workout gym locally. Parks explained, “Mixed martial arts is one of the fastest growing sports phenomenon in the country, especially with youngsters. There is not a gym or fitness club anywhere within two hundred miles from here that also includes teaching or practicing mixed martial arts. Amateur mixed martial arts is a sport that requires a lot of training and dedication.” The Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion company UFC has been very supportive of the CageMan Gym. Various pro fighters come and do seminars for everyone. Recently, Zack “Thunderwood” Underwood, a pro mixed martial arts fighter from Union City, came and taught one night. The next day he was on a flight to London, see page 2

Bradford author writes new history of early Gibson County BY STEVE SHORT Did you know that Eaton was once the largest town in Gibson County? That the county’s first radio station was in Shiloh, a community near Bradford? Or that Davy Crockett did not live in Gibson County but sent his last letter from Texas to his daughter, Margaret, in the China Grove Community in Gibson County? Stories about the early history of Gibson County, Tenn., its towns and “lost” towns – places like Eaton, Goat City, Tucker’s Corner, and Frog Jump – comprise a new book by retired teacher-historian Ernest Pounds of Bradford. The book is “The Early History of Gibson County, Tennessee and Its Communities,” a hardbound, 336page history of the county, its ten towns and over 60 communities. “This is my fifth book on local history, and I think it gives an insight into the early history of this county,” said Mr. Pounds, a lifelong resident of the BradfordSkullbone area who taught in the classroom nearly 40 years and served 12 years on the County Commission. The book covers the early history of the Gibson Co. region before it was a county, said Pounds. “It includes chapters on the Land Swap between Gibson and Weakley Co. in 1837,” he said. “It covers a general, early history of the county as well as early histories of the ten incorporated towns and over sixty unincorporated communities. Many of these see page 3


Lori Nunnery and Van Wylie, both of Gibson County, are among 30 members of the 2011 WestStar class. WestStar was created in 1989 at the University of Tennessee at Martin to serve the multi-county area by providing leadership development and training. Representing counties in the 21-county region, class members have a diverse range of occupations and volunteer leadership experiences. Wylie has been an employee of USDA for the past 35 years and currently serves the counties of Northwest Tennessee as a rural business specialist. Wylie serves on the marketing committee for the Port of Cates Landing and has served on numerous boards and committees with the Gibson County Chamber of Commerce and as past president of the Gibson County High School Booster Club. He is also a graduate of Leadership Gibson County. He has received honors for contributions to the Union City Area Office team in meeting see page 3

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NEW BOOK ABOUT COUNTY HISTORY – Retired teacher and local historian Ernest Pounds has written a new book, “The Early History of Gibson County, Tennessee and Its Communities,” a hardbound, 336-page history of the county, its ten towns and over 60 communities. A lifelong resident of the Bradford-Skullbone area, Pounds is pictured in front of the Skullbone community store.

The Humboldt Grand Jury recently returned indictments on drug defendants that were part of a six month undercover operation in Gibson County. The majority of the drug cases involved the sale of crack cocaine, but cases were also made on the illegal sale of schedule pills and marihuana. On Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 7 a.m. the West Tenn. Drug Task Force held an operational briefing in Humboldt for 30 law enforcement officers. West Tenn. Drug Task Force Agents from Gibson, Dyer, Lake, and Shelby counties participated in the roundup. Other outside agencies that assisted with the roundup are Jackson/Madison County Narcotics, U.S. Marshall’s see page 3


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Cageman Gym combines from page 1 England to participate in a pro fight that will be televised on the Fox Sports Net Channel. Other pro fighters who are prominent in the sport and have engaged in activities with the CageMan Gym are: Roli Delgado, Brian Harrison, Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silvia to name a few. (go to CageMan Gym on Facebook for pictures and stories) Parks continued, “Everyone should learn how to defend themselves and participate in a fitness routine. Our program is not just for men and boys. Women and girls also learn how to protect themselves. Our kids’ program is really good. Problem kids really benefit because they gain

self-confidence and act better. Once they have self-esteem and confidence, they don’t act out to compensate.” “Everything is still a work in progress. We will have a kid’s room with a Wii in it for the moms who come to work out or tan- yes we also have tanning beds. The club will also soon have shower rooms for those who work out on their way to work. We have 100 members at present. Any member can learn the martial arts or just come in to work out. We will have five levels of martial arts training for those who want to participate. The club is going to have something for everybody, including several things for parents to do who bring the kids in to workout or learn martial arts. The gym is also setting up for internet cameras so anyone can get online and

see what the club is about.” Parks added, “It is easy to join and become a member. We are accessible on a 24/7 basis, so members can work out anytime. There are no contracts and no sign-up fees. A single membership is just $31 per month, while a family membership is $38 per month. Students pay only $21 per month and you can get unlimited tanning added for $12 per person. “We have military and business discounts. City, county, and state employees also get a discount. Any fulltime law officers can come for free. We have several law enforcement officers who come in on a regular basis. The members like that because they know this is probably the safest place around,” concluded Parks. Anyone interested in joining can call 562-1818 for more information or an appointment.

WORKING OUT ON THE SMITH ANGLE PRESS – Peabody High School Senior Josh Whitten works out on a Smith angle press that originally came from the Detroit Lions’ work out room. Cageman Chairman Joey Parks looks on.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS PRO-FIGHTERS - Profighters (from left) Brian Harrison, Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silvia pose with Lawson Parks in the Cageman Gym’s fighting cage during a recent televised exhibition.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS STAY IN SHAPE – Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Shanklin uses one of the treadmills in his fitness workout at the Cageman Gym.

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SPELLINGS COMPLETES INTERNSHIP FOR ALEXANDER – Morgan Spellings recently completed a 12-week internship for Senator Lamar Alexander in Washington, D.C. Morgan worked each day in the Dirksen Senate Building on Capitol Hill. Her daily routine involved secretarial duties, research projects, and press assignments. Morgan also had the opportunity to attend many committee hearings and sit in on the Senate while in session. One highlight of her experience included attending the Election Night Results Watch Party in the Independence Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel where new Speaker of the House John Boehner was a special guest.

County residents from page 1 the 2010 Performance and Accountability Plan and for the Business and Industry Project exceeding the 2010 goals by 150 percent. Wylie hopes that by participating in WestStar he will gain additional views of economic development from colleagues that will support future growth and development within the region. He also expects to gain a clearer understanding of the economic problems of West Tennessee communities and the role of government and private partnerships required to solve these problems. Nunnery is executive director of the Tennessee Convention and Visitors Bureau in Jackson. Her professional organizations and other activities include chair for Tennessee Trails and Byways Cotton Junction, Discovery Museum of West Tennessee Board of Directors,

Tourism Association of Southwest Tennessee Board of Directors and 2011 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament co-chair. In 2005, she won the Tennessee Business and Professional Women’s Club Speak-off. She believes WestStar will provide an insightful overview of the region and assist to further develop a regional tourism product and economic driver.

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Bradford author writes new from page 1 communities have never been covered in any of the four, previously written histories of the county.” Communities profiled include Seedtick, Pig Tail, Sheep Neck, West Station, Holly Leaf, Goosefoot, and Hooten. The book focuses primarily on history prior to 1950. “I have heard of many communities that have, for one reason or another, passed away,” said Pounds. “I wanted to research these areas and record for future generations the fact that this county had a history of people and events that made Gibson Co. what it is today. Many of these histories were written by people who lived in these communities and kept information for themselves or families. I used letters and histories written by people who experienced the events they write about. How the communities received their names was very interesting to me.”

The book has many photographs, some previously unpublished. Photos are placed in the text instead of in separate, page groupings, said Pounds. “I believe this helps the reader to see more of what the respective areas were like in the early days,” he said. The book also has numerous maps of the county’s development, including one from 1795. “I used old history books, hand written histories and letters, self published works, old newspaper articles, personal interviews, magazine articles, old maps, drawings of various businesses, old ads and anything else I could get my hands on,” said Pounds. A 15-page chapter on the “Land Swap” between Gibson and Weakley counties recounts the communities that Gibson Co. lost and gained. The book also has a copy of the last letter that David Crockett ever wrote. “It was written the last of

January, 1836 after Crockett arrived in Texas and was to his daughter, Margaret, back in the China Grove Community,” said Pounds. “There is new information on Crockett himself that I did not find in any of the other, four Gibson Co. history books,” he added. “Many have always believed that David Crockett lived in Gibson Co. when, in fact, he actually never lived in Gibson Co. His farm was actually in Weakley Co. and did not become a part of Gibson Co. until 1837, a year after Crockett’s death.” “I found it fascinating how early histories gave incorrect information,” said Pounds. “For example, Goodspeed’s history said that Gibson Co. was named after Thomas Gibson, not John.” A thousand copies of “The Early History of Gibson County, Tennessee and Its Communities” are being printed by Josten Publishing of Clarksville which prints school yearbooks. The suggested sale price is $39,

Rutherford woman attacked from page 1 somehow got back outside on the porch. The dog still had me in its jaws,” said the woman. “Something happened and the dog let me go and attacked my little dog. It killed her instantly. I continued to fight with the dog. My neighbor heard my screams and came running to help. When we realized my dog was dead, my neighbor pulled me in the house,” she recalled.

The woman was taken to the emergency room for several bites to her upper arm and ankle. The police told the woman later that five .40 caliber shots and eight .45 caliber shots had to be fired to stop the dog, she said. According to Chief Mike Hensley, when Rutherford officers Sgt. Adam Branch and patrolman David Paschall arrived on the scene the dog was still on

the property and came after the officers. “They both fired rounds at the dog before bringing it down. The dead dog’s body has been sent off to be tested for rabies,” said Hensley. It is unknown at this time who owns the dog. Hensley said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this attack is asked to call the Rutherford Police Department at 665-7300.

Undercover operation nabs from page 1 Fugitive Task Force and the Crockett County Sheriff’s Department. These cases are the result of investigations by the agents in Gibson County and include the DTF Agents and officers from Humboldt, Trenton, Milan police departments, and the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department. These investigations are always an on-going process and agents expect and intend to charge others that were identified during these investigations. The drug task force agent from the Humboldt Police Department was the lead investigator on this operation but it involved a

lot of work from the other drug task force agents in Gibson County as well. The West Tenn. Drug Force, Humboldt, Trenton, Milan police departments, Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, and the district attorney’s office will continue to address these high crime areas, according to a press release. They will make every attempt to make the streets and neighborhoods safer for the citizens of Gibson County, said a spokesman. Among those arraigned in Humboldt Feb. 3, charged in cocaine and marijuana sales are: •Quasandra Campbell (20) 321 6th St., Humboldt •Charlie Huddleston (33)

Trenton •Antonio Dance (33) 1106 Patton, Humboldt •Brewston Cole (23) 213 5th, Humboldt •Christy Dodd (39) 2350 Maple Circle – Humboldt •Zachary Currie (32) 803 N. 8th, Humboldt •Eddie Jones (30) 1014 N. 9th – Humboldt •Melvin Lewis (40)109 Sweet Gum, Humboldt •Sinatra Luster (34) 428 Poplar St., Humboldt •Joey Godwin (38) 124 New Hope Street, Dyer •Tamika Cook (29)24 Vance Street, Humboldt •Natasha Davis (20) 31 Vance St., Humboldt •Michael A. Jones (35) 713 N. 19th Ave., Humboldt

WTN Healthcare ‘Goes Red’ The Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center and the West Tennessee Women’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.

High school from page 1 two weeks of July and are getting some more details worked out. We would like to try to put together a boys’ basketball team as well as a girls’ team. There will also be opportunities for students and adults to do other types of work such as discipleship training, evangelism, sports clinics, drama, working with church leaders, and working with children in orphanages.”

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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 Women’s Center at 731541-6448 to register.

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but Pounds is offering the book, available in March, for $25 plus $5 shipping. “I want everyone to be able to afford the book,” he said. To obtain the book contact Ernest Pounds, 228 West Main St.; Bradford, TN 38316 (731-742-2960 or 6171483), poundse@hotmail. com.Books will also be at Skullbone Store and Dr. Jesse Dean’s Chiropractic office in Milan. Pounds’ previous books are: “A History of North Gibson,” “A Pictorial History of Kimball (Later To Be Called ‘Bradford, Tennessee,’” “Tennessee’s Last Kingdom, A History of the Kingdom of Skullbonia,” and “Bradford, Tennessee: Doodle Soup Capital of the World.” In 1981 he received a Certificate of Merit from the Tennessee Historical Commission for “A History of North Gibson.” In 2004 the Historical Commission presented Pounds the Sequoya Award for Literacy as one of two, outstanding adult education teachers in Tennessee.

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Two arrested for operating meth lab Acting on confidential information, agents from the West Tennessee Drug Task Force along with Gibson County deputies recently went to 713 Concord Cades Road east of Trenton, investigating the possible operation of a methamphetamine lab. At the residence officers discovered components of a methamphetamine lab, items used to manufacture methamphetamine and substances, which field-tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana. Subjects arrested at the scene were identified as Kevin T. Arnold, age 42,

and Beverly S. Roberson, age 39. Both are charged with the promotion of methamphetamine manufacturing, initiation of process to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacturing Schedule II (meth), possession of Schedule II meth and possession of Schedule IV marijuana. Arnold and Roberson were processed at the Gibson County Correctional Complex and released under $30,000 bond. A preliminary hearing has been set for March 29th in Gibson County General Sessions Court at Trenton.

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Insight & Opinion Don’t blink or you’ll miss it

Clayburn Peeples reports: I was hearing a case in Clarksville a couple of months ago and was surprised to find that the Montgomery County Criminal Justice Center uses the very latest state of the art technology to restrict access by the general public to parts of the courthouse. To get onto certain elevators and into certain areas of the building you must first look into what is known as an iris scanner, a box on the wall which will take a picture of your eyeball, analyze the random patterns in the iris of your eye, catalog them and convert the pictures to a digital file. A computer will then compare this file with files of all courthouse personnel and other people allowed in the restricted areas, and if the user’s eye pattern has been previously authorized, he or she will be allowed entrance. Otherwise, the person will be denied access. It’s called an iris recognition scanner, one of a growing number of biometric devices and scanners used to detect identity. “Biometrics,” short for “biological measurement” is a field of technological science that seeks to identify people by their particular, unique biological features. Some biological features just about everyone knows

about are fingerprints. And thanks to the O.J. Simpson case, most people know about DNA analysis as well, but both those methods have drawbacks as a means of identifying people in the general public. They are not, however, the only unique biological features each of us possesses. Our vein patterns, for example, are unique, and so are our hand and head shapes. If you’ve been to Disney World lately, you know they have a finger measuring scanning system to control reentry into their parks there. Even our writing and typing styles are unique to each of us, and with computers being as powerful as they are, all those types of analysis are sometimes used as well. In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there has been a mad scramble to come up with a means of identifying people that is fast and simple to use. Much of what has been developed seems like something out of a science fiction movie, but techniques that were the stuff of such fiction a decade ago are now available and sometimes in use. Iris scanning, which I encountered in Montgomery County, takes advantage of the random, and unique, variations in the visible

features of the colored part of the human eye. Even among twins, no one’s eyes are like any other person’s eyes. All are measurably different. Eye scanning is popular, because no method of identification is more accurate, if done properly. That’s why more and more agencies and governments are turning to eye scanners. Some airports are using them to “look” for people on watch or no-fly lists. Companies use them to screen computer users and to restrict access to their buildings to employees only. New uses come along all the time. Up until recently, their use was restricted, because the person scanned had to stand between three and ten inches from the scanning camera, and the subject had to stand still. Because of this, they were mainly used for authentication, not identification, purposes, but iris recognition and optical technology have taken quantum leaps in the last decade. Now there are scanners that can capture iris images from as far away as ten feet, and soon that distance will increase to ten yards. Furthermore, the subject no longer has to stand still. People can be scanned now without even knowing it. The latest scanners are so

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Challenges, opportunities await new governor, legislature BY STATE SENATOR LOWE FINNEY I admit that I have been absent from these pages during the holidays, but I hope you will forgive me. Tiffany and I enjoyed spending time with family and friends whom we did not get to see during the last campaign. I hope you and yours were also able to spend time together and prepare for the New Year. In the time since we returned to the state Capitol, I have been thinking a lot about where we are now and where we are going as a state. Like every state, Tennessee has been dealt its share of difficulties during the recession. We all know too many people who are out of work or barely making ends meet. Even though times are tough, I have seen countless examples of neighbors helping each other. I am convinced that we’re moving in the right direction as a state. I see the West Tennessee megasite preparation going forward, and I think about the hundreds, potentially thousands of jobs it will bring. I see our commitments to small businesses and farmers, and I think about the hard work they do to keep our state running. I see our teachers committed more than ever to our children, and I think about the leaders of tomorrow in that classroom studying


math and science today. Fiscally, our state is head and shoulders above others with our very limited debt and low tax environment. Even so, many challenges await us this year that require making difficult and perhaps unpopular decisions, but I’m confident in our ability to meet those challenges and for West Tennessee to lead the way. Last month, I had the privilege of attending Gov. Bill Haslam’s inauguration speech. I was struck by the fact that we share many of the same priorities. He spoke of education that makes a difference for both our children and our workforce, so that our current generation can quickly retrain for the new jobs that have come to the state. He emphasized a statewide environment that encourages job growth, so that the next generation will be ready to graduate and continue our progress. And he encouraged a culture of healthy personal choices to improve quality of life across the state. In order to more fully discuss many of these issues, I will be planning a series of listening meetings with an emphasis on education in the coming weeks. Plans are currently underway for these sessions, and I look forward to inviting you to participate once the final preparations are made. Our teachers, administrators, and school

boards face many challenges when it comes to educating the children of West Tennessee. Yet alongside such successes as our recent Race to The Top grant of $500 million for Tennessee, there are countless opportunities for us to seize over the coming years. Finally, let me thank you for allowing me to represent you for another four years in the state Senate. Tiffany and I are truly honored that you have allowed us the opportunity to work for you. I am hopeful about the future, but I must emphasize that there is still a lot of hard work ahead. My colleagues and I are committed to what matters: jobs for Tennesseans and education that prepares us for those jobs. As we move through this legislative session, those goals are going to motivate me to work harder than ever for you. If there’s ever anything I can do for you to help us reach those goals, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I look forward to seeing you, talking with you, and serving you. Senator Lowe Finney represents Madison, Carroll and Gibson Counties. Contact him at http:// com/mc/compose?to=sen. lowe.finney@capitol. or (731) 424 0461 or 317 War Memorial Building, Nashville, TN 37243-0027.

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sorts of positive aspects from an anti terrorist and law enforcement standpoint, but also significant possibilities for abuse. Think about a government or political official being able to put an enemy’s iris scan, and they’ll have all of ours sooner or later, into a computer that will allow them to monitor your movement to all the places you go. Sounds too far fetched, doesn’t it? Well don’t blink, or you’ll miss it happening. The technology is here now. It’s just a matter of time.

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The Tennessee Department of Human Services will administer the 2011 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in an effort to ensure that low-income children have additional opportunities to receive healthy, nutritious meals during summer vacation. Authorized and funded by Congress, and administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the states, this activity is specifically designed for children who depend upon school meals and whose ‘nutrition needs’ continue after schools close for summer vacation. To implement the SFSP in Tennessee, DHS contracts annually with several local agencies (“sponsors”) to prepare, deliver and serve free meals and snacks to children at approved locations (“sites”) in lowincome areas. In 2010, 58 sponsors served more than 2.6 million meals at 1,500

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That was science fiction ten years ago; it is possible today and probable in the near future. Think about it. Banks and businesses already know, or can know, an astounding amount of information about us. Things like how often we go out for pizza, how much we owe and to whom. Where we go for recreation. Think about what they can do with that information when sensors the size of a dime can scan an entire crowd, as it moves, from a distance. Of course, there are all

feeding sites statewide. Locations included parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, schools, churches, camps, housing projects, and other places accessible to needy children. “During the school year low-income children receive free and reducedprice meals – and for some, that represents the only way to get the daily nutrition they need,” said DHS Commissioner Raquel Hatter. “This program ensures that their nutritional needs will be met in the summer months as well.” Sponsorship of the SFSP is limited to the following organizations: •Public and private nonprofit school food authorities •State, county or municipal governments •Colleges and universities participating in the National Youth Sports Program •Residential public or private nonprofit summer

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Community Living Sunday School for Shut-In

JAXON TURNS THREE - Jaxon Hall turned three on November 29. He celebrated November 27 with a Toy Story 3 themed party at his home with his mom, family, and friends. Jaxon is the son of Bethany Hall of Dyer, Shane Hall of Trenton, grandson of Gary and Melissa Peevyhouse of Dyer, and Norman and Sandra Hall of Trenton.

Bethpage By Joyce Brown A thought from the pastor to start this week: It is not, “I’ll see the pearly gates “ or “I’ll behold the walls of Jasper” or “I’ll see the crowns of gold,” but “I shall see God.” This is the sum and substance of Heaven; this is the joyful hope of all believers. It is our delight to see Him now in communion and prayer, but in Heaven we shall have an open and unclouded vision, and see Him as He is. We began worship service with quiet music by Jo Griggs and Janice Littleton, “Just When I Need Him Most.” Our call to worship was “Holy, Holy, Holy” and the welcome hymn was “To God Be The Glory.” Bro. Larry Simmons gave a moving account of the trip to Chattanooga. Then Bro. James preached from 1 Corin 12:18-19. His title was “Every One In The Body.” Do we realize God has set us where we are? We are all to be kingdom workers. Sunday night Bro. Zach Cochran spoke on their experiences at the Youth Conclave. Bro. James’ sermon title was “Give The

Gift” with the text being Jas 1:17-21. Here is a question for you to think on: If the Holy Spirit was taken out of our churches, would we tell any difference? We are having small group prayer times following our Sunday night services. Our focus during that time is the upcoming revival. We know that prayer makes a difference and it is a sweet time of fellowship with our church family members. Twenty six ladies began a Beth Moore study on Psalms at New Salem Baptist Church. We appreciate them inviting Bethpage ladies to participate in this study. There were several from our community that attended the singing at Rutherford First Baptist. It was a really good concert by Brian Free and Assurance. I will wish you a Happy Valentines Day early because if I wait until next week, it will be over before you read it. Hugs and kisses to you all and remember that even though you have lots of people who love you, no one can ever love you like Jesus does.

Dyer Church of Christ Morning worship services had an attendance 113 and 92 in Sunday school. The message for the morning service was from the book of Corinthians 15:14, Faith’s reality. I believe in the Gospel. The Gospel still means the same today as it did when the scriptures were written. We still have the gospel, God’s plan of salvation. Jesus died, was buried and rose according to the scriptures. Him who knew no sin was made to be sin so that we may have salvation. The message for the evening service came from the book of 1Timothy 4:1316, Give attention to doctrine. The doctrine that we teach matters. By what you teach you will save yourself and those that hear you. What makes people safe is the truth, 2John 1:9. Remember in Prayer: Richard Tharpe, Ethan Watson, Suzie Herns, all of our shut-ins and those in

By Sabrina Sullivan

nursing homes. Way to go Ryan Mingle, we are so proud of you. Ryan received offensive lineman of the year award last week. Pam Grady was honored Saturday at a Super Saturday Relay for Life ceremony at Union University. Pam’s team Dyer School Relay for Life was honored with a Jade award as one of the top money achievers in West Tennessee. Pam was also honored for raising money for Relay through recycling materials. Way to go Pam and the Dyer School Relay for Life Team. Teachers don’t forget to hand in your replies to Joey Barron for the Teacher’s workshop and banquet on February 18th. Don’t forget to bring your pantry items every week to class. The competition for each class to bring needed items is starting to make the pantry look full and ready to be of service for our community needs.

Joan Gregory GOSPEL SOLO ARTIST Appearing

February 13,2011 at 6 p.m.

Keely Mill Baptist Church 204 Madison Street, Dyer, TN

Eveyone is invited!

Whether you’re 15 or 115 this is for you with love. When you’re ready please read Matthews 6:28. Worry is unnecessary. These things are supposed to be the least of our thoughts food and clothing, meat and raiment. If we’d only consider the lilies. What does Jesus want us to think about? Lilies, Birds. Worry is a seed. What we consider is a seed if thought. Whatever we dwell on is a seed from which we’ll reap. The seed of our destiny is what we think and dwell on in our heart (Proverbs 23:7). And our words will be the fruit from the rule of our heart. (Luke 6:45). Scripture tells us what to think about: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true. Whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report: if there he any virtue and if there he any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8 KJV. Worry is taking stock in fear but Jesus said, “Fear not little flocks, for it id your father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” Luke 12:32 KJV. The Psalmist encourages us with these words, “Bless

Keely Mill Our Sunday morning services began with everyone singing the hymn “To God Be the Glory.” Bro. Steve opened us in prayer. We all received red hearts to pin on our shirts as we began the month with the in-reach ministry of ‘Love in Action, Love Your Sunday School.’ This week we are encouraged to write a letter of appreciation, concern, encouragement or love to a fellow church member. We dismissed to our Sunday school classes where Christy Skelton opened the adult class in prayer and did a good job teaching us our lesson ‘Danger! Unbridled Passion’ from 2 Kings 910. Spiritual passion is incomplete if it is unmatched by faithfulness to the Lord’s way. Mike Fields closed us in prayer. Our Sunday morning worship hour began with Elaine Fields playing the piano and Mike Fields and the choir leading us in the hymns “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship,” “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name” and “Since Jesus Came into My Heart.” Bro. John Fields opened us in prayer. We all enjoyed our time of meet and greet with our church family and visitors. We were blessed as Allison Griggs and Nell and Perry Wimberly sang our special music, “God Walks the Dark Hills.” Bro. Steve’s message ’Unity’ was from 1 Corinthians 1:9-17. Mike Fields dismissed services in prayer as the hymn “Just As I Am” was sung. We all rejoiced as our worship hour ended with

By Mary King

the Lord O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord o my soul and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities who healeth all thy diseases.” Psalm 103: 1-3 KJV. Because he hath known his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him I will set him on high because he that known my name” Psalm 91:14 KJV. We worry because we don’t think God can handle our situation. We worry because we aren’t sure He will speak directly to us. We worry of whatsoever or not we heard Him correctly (John 10:27). We worry because we don’t know whose we are, in Him. We worry because we don’t know what we are (John 1:12). People change, Birds don’t worry. Lilies don’t fret. God won’t change (Malachi 3:6. Hebrews 13:8). “I had fainted. Unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land in the land of the living” Psalm 27:13 KJV. God is able. He along makes the lilies. I recall a day when I was especially worried about and fretting about the future. By the time I took the issue to God. I was afraid. He answered with 2 words to my heart, not today.

By Diane Hamlin Brandon Hawks, Laydon Diggs and Alexis Diggs giving their life to the Lord. After services a Valentine Seniors Banquet was held in the fellowship hall. We all enjoyed a delicious luncheon of salad, spaghetti, homemade bread and desserts prepared and served by the WMU ladies. Our Sunday night services began with the hymn “Our Best.” Dakota Warren opened us in prayer. We dismissed to our discipleship training classes. Mike Fields opened us in prayer then did a good job teaching us our lesson ‘encouragers are generous’ from Matthew 22:39. Love your neighbor as yourself. Keith Hamlin closed us in prayer. Our Sunday night worship hour began with Elaine Fields playing the piano and Scott Fields leading us in the hymn “Footprints of Jesus.” Keith Hamlin opened services in prayer. Berl O’Brein shared his testimony with us. Bro. Steve’s message was from Haggai 1:1-12. Mike Fields dismissed us with prayer as the hymn “His Way With Thee” was sung. Be people of prayer this week and be a praying church. Pray for our nation and the leaders of our country. We invite you to join us for a mini gospel music singing featuring Joan Gregory Sunday, February 13th at 6 p.m. keelymillbaptistchurch. com and facebook.


FIRST DEER – Kyle Coday killed his first deer on Thanksgiving Day while hunting on a family farm in Selmer. The four-point buck weighted 130 pounds. Kyle is a student at Trenton Elementary. He is the son of Ken Coday of Rutherford and Lorrie Barton of Trenton.

Rutherford 1st Baptist By Katheryn Blankenship I hear there was a good turn out Friday night for the Brian free concert. I was a little under the weather and unable to attend and I know I really missed a blessing. Sunday morning the choir sang “Only By The Blood” for the special. Brother Jason’s message ‘Tips on Bringing you requests to God” was taken from Mark 10:46-52. Sunday evening the youth had a Super Bowl party at Brian and Christy Hentin’s house. Kelly Tucker sang “Your Hands” for the special. Brother Jason spoke on

‘Pre-Wrath Rapture.’ We want to remember in prayer Brenda and Linda James, Paul and Bonnie in the passing of Caralene James this week. Don’t forget the children’s bowling trip Saturday the bus will leave at 1:45. The youth will be sponsoring a Valentine’s Banquet next Sunday at 6. Those having birthdays this week: Nathan Smith, Savannah Adkins, and Elaine Riggins. If you don’t have a church home, you are welcome at 1st Baptist. Until next week, God bless.

Golden Agers On the crisp morning of February 2, 19 Golden Agers met in the fellowship area of Dyer First Baptist Church for their weekly meeting. President Jerry Legg welcomed everyone and expressed thankfulness to the Lord for the array of Food that awaited hungry appetites. The birthdays of Jane Forsythe and Elizabeth McKnight were featured with “Happy Birthday” song sung to them by the group. With Shirley Shull and Kenneth McEwen leading the group song, “I will Sing the Wondrous Story” and “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” Kenny sang a solo of “This Is what Heaven Means to Me.” A season of prayer was extended for Mrs. Elvie Hendricks in the loss of her daughter in Nashville. Prayers were

By Alice Ernest

also voiced for Jim White, Franklin Steele, Barbara Watson, Martha Stephenson and Larry London. Guest B.O. Boothe brought the devotional concerning the secret of contentment peace, found in Chapter 4 of Philippians. Certainly peace or completeness is not found in external circumstances of health, riches, or any other thing that brings comfort. In writing the letter of appreciation to the Christians at Philippi from the tank, Roman prison, Paul expressed his joy of contentment in leaving the secret of living in every situation. The 3 great truths of these verses include: Contestant is what’s happening inside of us; God will meet all our needs; we need to accept our circumstances and trust in God.

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North Union Robert Whitley opened Sunday school with prayer for our absentees. It is such a joy to be in Sunday school. Try it; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll like it. Jimmy Winters had the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sermon. His interesting remarks about his work with the U.S. Postal service teach each of us how we should act as Christians when we are at school, home or the workplace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do You Knowâ&#x20AC;?-a skit directed by Connie Cooper, presented by Ann Taylor, William Sims, Cody

By Joyce Downing

Cooper and Lexi Whitley had a powerful message. Bro. Don is continuing his messages on relationships. Part of his message came from Galatians 6-2. Bear one anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. North Union had no evening service at church. The Kenny Harris family was kind enough to open their home for a Super Bowl party. Bro. Don had a devotional before the game. He told what he had learned

from his fathers; his biological father, father-inlaw and his Heavenly Father. Each of us had a great time. Thanks to the Harris family. Wednesday the 9th our Bible Study will be from Luke Chapter 11. GriefShare will be from 6:308:30, on Thursday the 10th. If you have lost a loved one, this study will help comfort you. Birthday wishes go to Chelsea Joyce and Karen Whitley. Next Monday is Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Remember....1 Corinthian s 13:4-8 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.â&#x20AC;?

What a wonderful time we had in the Lord Sunday morning at St. Paul. It began with a wonderful Sunday school and just run on into morning worship. Rev. Michelle Skinner delivered a very good message. Her subject â&#x20AC;&#x153;God Can and He willâ&#x20AC;? was found in Acts 9:33 and 34 and 40 and 41. The mass choir provided the music. We were glad to have Bobby White, Charity McGhee of Brownsville and Lucy Alford to worship with us. Lil Sarah was really happy to have her momma worship with us and she also spent the rest of the day with us. Communion was administered, we always have communion on the first Sunday and Ministers Timothy White and Jasmin Williams assisted in the

By Sarah Skinner

service. Rev. and Mrs. Willie Pounds were in Pine Bluff, AR. with his sister. She has open heart surgery early Thursday morning, they traveled to Arkansas Wednesday and are still there at this writing. His sister is still in the intensive care unit. Marshall Pitts is a patient at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He and Tracella went to Memphis Tuesday for some tests and they admitted him in the hospital. He underwent surgery Saturday morning. Several of his family members were with him, Mike and Sheneka, Stacy and Kalesia, Michelle Pitts, Dan Belmont, their daughters, Diondra, Jasmine and Jada, Rev. Michelle Skinner and Sophrina Moore. His wife,

New Hope By Wednesday evening our minister, Brother Corey Meggs continued our study on the importance of spiritual growth speaking on salvation, its foundation. He explained bible words that are descriptive of salvation comparing the 1st Adam and the 2nd Jesus Christ. Join us Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a great bible study. New Hope Church was shocked and saddened Sunday morning by the tragic death of little Madison Grace Conley, 6 week old daughter of Dustin and Jessica Conley. Our love and prayers are with them. Sunday School attendance

Tracella has been with him the entire time. John and Rosie Mitchell have been sick with a terrible cold for almost two weeks. They are a little better. Minister Timothy White had tests run a few weeks ago and thankfully he got a good report. Those having birthdays this week are Eric Brooks, Pearl Banks, Kane Taylor, Harold W. Banks, Alberta Rogers and Alicia Moore. Prayer list: Sis. Willie B. Warren, Marshall Pitts, Williams Edmonds, L.M. Bardwell, Rev. Henry Banks, Martha Simpson, Ruby Warren, Mary L. Mays, Patricia Porter, Minister Jasmin Wiliams, Preston White, Barbara White, Rosie Allen, John and Rosie Mitchell. God bless and have a good week.

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was 60 with 5 visitors. Our worship service began with Austin Atkins reading scripture. Special music was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest.â&#x20AC;? Sung by Brother Terry Owens, our minister of music. Brother Coreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s morning message began a series entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stewing on Stewardship.â&#x20AC;? I Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being Contentâ&#x20AC;? asked us just how rich are you? Sunday evening several youth and children enjoyed the Super Bowl Party at J.T. And Jenny McKinneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Brother Coreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evening message, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you fear God?â&#x20AC;? was a continuation of

our Halleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Challenge. We looked at the life and calling if Moses from Exodus. The 10 plagues ending with the Passover were explained. It reminded us we are saved to serve. We will have a baked potato meal on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. There will be salad and all the fixings. Please bring a desert. Do you have a GPS? New Hope does, ours is Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plan for Sharing. IT will be starting soon. Remember those on our prayer list, the Conley family, Nancy, Ethan and Elise Meggs, the family of Aron Whitworth and Lisa Bryant.

Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell Worship is a wonderful privilege that we all have. We should be thankful that we had the opportunity to assemble again and worship Gods in spirit and truth. Max Betts was with us Sunday evening after a two weeks stay in the hospital. Barbara Wiley is still at home suffering from severe pain. LaNita Inman was sick and not able to attend services. We pray for all our sick and that they soon will be well and back with us. What should be our attitude towards death? Will there be life after death? This is subject that many people have the wrong attitude towards. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christian Scientistâ&#x20AC;? believes that â&#x20AC;&#x153;matter, sin, sickness, and death have no reality,â&#x20AC;? which in essence denies the reality of death. They need to read Genesis 5:5,8,11,14,17,20, 27,31 and observe how often the Holy Scripture records, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and he died Methuselah lived to be nine hundred sixty and nine years, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;he died.â&#x20AC;? (v. 27) He is the oldest man to ever have lived, but he died! An â&#x20AC;&#x153;escapistâ&#x20AC;? is one who fears death, and so tired to avoid

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all mention of it. Louis XV forbade his servants to mention the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;Death.â&#x20AC;? Some Chinese are afraid that the very mention of death invites it. This approach cannot provide any true comfort. There is the attitude of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fatalistâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;stoicâ&#x20AC;? who appears to accept it without any emotion, one way or the other, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;when I die or I just rotâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;what of it?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You only go around once, so get all the gusto you can.â&#x20AC;? We see another wrong attitude of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;blatant infidelâ&#x20AC;? who curses death and the God (if there is one) who allows death. They might say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is just a dirty trick.â&#x20AC;? He will question and blame God when a loved one dies. There are many more wrong attitudes about what death really means. Now we come to some of the Biblical Attitudes towards the death of the righteous. In Psalm 116:15, viewed from Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective, death simply means that one of His children is finally coming home. In Luke 16:22, that righteous who have suffered

are immediately released from that suffering and are carried away by the angels to a place of comfort. Jesus told the thief on the cross; today thou shalt be with in paradise. The apostle Paul viewed death as an â&#x20AC;&#x153;exodusâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;departureâ&#x20AC;? (2 Timothy 4:6-8_ and a gain, to be with Christ and at home with the Lord. (Philippians 1:21,23; 2 Corinthians 5:6-8) John said in Revelation 14:13 that death is a rest from our labors. This is one of the many blessings promised to those who patiently keep the commandments of God and the Faith of Jesus. Death is not to be denied or feared but can be something very precious and even longed for, for the blessing it brings! May God give us more grace and greater faith to so view the death of â&#x20AC;&#x153;those in Christ,â&#x20AC;? our own death as well and may we also ever give praise and glory to God, who through His Son has freed us from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fear of death.â&#x20AC;? (Hebrews 2:1415) Have you been freed from the fear of death, be being made righteous in the blood of the Lamb?

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Kenton â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Funeral services for Johnny Jones, 93, were held February 3, 2011, at Leitherland Funeral Home. Brother Bob Conley and Brother Mark Abbott officiated the services. Burial was held at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mr. Jones passed away February 1, 2011 at Jackson Madison County Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a World War II veteran, serving in B Troop of the 112th Calvary Regiment. He saw combat in New Britain, New Guinea and the Philippines. He is also a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruth Jones and daughter, Carol Lynn Jones. He is survived by his wife, Lenell Jones of Kenton, son, Dennis Ray Jones of Kenton and daughter, Barbara Henry of Nashville, two grandchildren, Vince McGraw and Eric McGraw, one brother, Edgar Jones and a host of nieces and nephews.

Dyer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Funeral services for Madison Grace Conley, one month, were held February 9, 2011, at Leitherland Funeral Home. Brother Corey Meggs officiated the services. Burial was held at Union Grove Cemetery in Mason Hall. Madison passed away February 6, 2011, at Gibson General Hospital. She is preceded in death by her great grandfather, Harry Long. She is survived by her parents, Dustin and Jessica Conley of Dyer, grandparents, Kathy Clarke of Bradford, Charlie Conley of Centerville, Diane Long Mealer of Kenton, great grandparents, Lurliene Long of Kenton and Robert and Margaret Martin of Milan.

Kenton News

By Cindy Lamar


The 2011 Kenton-Mason Hall Community Relay for Life Team is off to a magnificent start as they hosted a most successful bake sale as well as offering chances on a Valentine Gift Basket. In spite of quite cold temperatures the local public strongly supported their efforts bringing about the great success. Thanks to everyone who had a part in this event. The Whitworth family suffered a great loss last week as Mr. Aron Whitworth succumbed to death. Many family and friends were present at Leitherlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Chapel in Rutherford to pay their respects as he was eulogized. We offer the friends and family our most Mary Jacqueline Sims, 67, passed away January 31, sincere condolences. 2011. Freda Lamar was She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil admitted to the JacksonHendricks. Madison County General She is survived by her husband of 47 years, James R. Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Intensive Care Sims, her daughter Jana Sims and husband John Blackwell, Unit last Sunday evening. mother, Elvie W. Hendricks, siblings, Dennis Hendricks, She is a resident of the Dyer Judith Hendricks, Deborah and Richard Yarbrough, nieces, Nursing Home. Jennifer Myers and Karen Yarbrough. Memorial donations Food for Thought: I gave may be made to Yorkville TN Cumberland Presbyterian my heart to my True Love. Church. He gave His first to me. My life was changed from that moment forth, never to Rutherford â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Funeral services for Caralene James, 79, were be the same. He loves me held February 6, 2011, at Leitherland Funeral Home. Brother through thick and thin. He Randy Crew and Jason Bogardus officiated the services. Burial loves me without end. He loves like no other can. He was held at Rutherford Cemetery. Mrs. James passed away February 4, 2011, at Jackson gave His life for me His Madison County General Hospital. She is preceded in death friend. Itâ&#x20AC;?s through His by her husband, Edward James. She retired from Kellwood love I have life. Eternal life Company. She was also a member of First Baptist Church of you see. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do the same for you too, as He did for Rutherford. She is survived by her son, Paul James of Trenton, three me. Prayer list: Amanda daughters, Linda James of Rutherford, Brenda James of Rutherford, and Bonnie Cury of Rutherford, and one grandchild, Davis, Gwen Rickard, Judy Webb, Rebecca Bing, Kayleigh Sweat. David Stephenson, Sam Weatherly, Elmer Williams, Paul Lee Williams, Carol and Bobby Primrose, Elaine RELAY CAPTAINS/COMMITTEE MEETING and Jesse Davidson, Easton The Gibson-North Relay for Life will hold its first Team Hopper, Lil Wardlow, Henry Captain and Committee meeting on Thursday, February and Cathy Herane, Regina 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Rutherford First Miller, Racine Hodges and Baptist Church. The FBC team will be serving quesadillas Clint Mc0lodge. and nachos for a donation. All people involved in Relay Thanks for relaying need to attend. your news to: kentonnewslady@hotmail. RUTHERFORD com. BASEBALL SIGN-UPS Established 1911 The Rutherford Baseball Association will be holding UNITED MONUMENT WORKS sign-ups for t-ball through Huge Selection On Display: Babe Ruth, Sunday, â&#x20AC;˘ Monuments February 12th and 19th â&#x20AC;˘ Markers from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at â&#x20AC;˘ Bronze the Woodmen of the World â&#x20AC;˘ Pet Markers building at the park.

Rev. Horace Davidson, age 92 of Dyer, passed away from this life on January 31, 2011, at his home. Funeral services for Rev. Davidson were conducted February 2, at the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home with Bro. Nathan McCormick and Bro. Steve Gearin officiating. Interment followed in Apostolic Faith Tabernacle cemetery east of Dyer. Horace Davidson was born August 28, 1918, in Gibson Wells; the son of the late A. J. and Virgie Katherine Davidson. He was a retiree of Brown Shoe Company. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Lona Davidson; two daughters, Shirley Griggs and spouse Sherman of Trenton, Doris Collins of Dyer; two sons, Wayne Davidson and spouse Sandra of Memphis, Paul Davidson and spouse Wanda of Dyer; 13 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary King of Millington. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Martha Peevyhouse; and three brothers, Osborne Davidson, Thomas Davidson, and Robert Davidson. Karnes and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Reverend Horace Davidson.



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Sports & Education Pioneers victorious over Milan Bulldogs BY LORI CATHEY Gibson County defeated Milan 56-45 Friday night. Both teams got off to a slow start. With 1:42 second left in the first quarter GC Shaquielle Watson hit two free throws to give Gibson County a 6-5 lead. In the second quarter Gibson County went on a 10-2 run with baskets from Mitchell Simpson, Mike

Horton, Denzel Harris and Shaquielle Watson. The Pioneers led 24-14 at the intermission and kept their double-figure lead the remainder of the game. Simpson hit a 3-pointer from the right wing to push Gibson County’s lead to 4128 at the end of the quarter. In the final quarter the Pioneers got a little too relaxed and saw their 18 point lead go to 10.

Milan was forced to foul but Gibson County was 9 of 13 from the free throw line for the night. Gibson County was 23 of 65 from the field, had 25 rebounds, 9 steals and forced 15 turnovers. Leading Gibson County was Mitchell Simpson with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Mike Horton added 10 points and 8 rebounds. Denzel Harris had 10 points

and 2 steals, John Lee had 8 points and Shaquielle Watson scored 6. Gibson County lost 7363 to Northside Tuesday night. Shaquielle Watson was the leading scorer with 13 points. Denzel Harris and Jamal Jackson each had 8 point. Colton Marcle and Ladarius Osler both had 7 points, Mike Horton had 6 and Qric Mance had 4.

UP AND IN - Mike Horton #32 puts up a shot over Milan #33 Seth Lewis for a easy lay-up. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

IN FLIGHT - Junior Khadijah Alexander goes airborne to save the ball from going out of bounds. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

PASS IT ON - Senior John Lee passes the ball while getting tangled up with a Milan defender on Friday night. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GC Ladys tame Bulldogs BY LORI CATHEY Led by Kelley Tyree with 19 points, Gibson County was able to hold a doubledigit lead the entire second half over Milan Friday night. The Lady Pioneers took down the Lady Bulldogs 67-37. Lady Pioneer Kelley

Tyree started the game with a drive to the basket for Gibson County’s first twopoints, building a tenpoint lead by the end of the first at 20-10. Gibson County’s Alyssa White, with a offensive rebound and put-back, with 4:00 minutes remaining in the

HIGH SCORER - Gibson County’s Kelley Tyree comes up with the steal against Milan during Friday night’s game. Tyree had 7 steals for the night and was the high scorer with 19 points. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

second quarter, gave GC a 26-12 lead. The Lady Pioneers were able to push their advantage to 16 points entering halftime. The Lady Pioneers managed to increase their lead in the opening minutes of the third quarter, with back-toback baskets from Junior Courtney Haynes. Gibson County extented their lead to 50-26 at the end of the quarter. The fourth quarter saw Coach Michael Hart resting his starters for the majority of the final quarter as all 16 players on the roster saw playing time. Gibson County came away with a win, 67-37. Kelley Tyree led Gibson County with 19 points, 2 assists and 7 steals. Courtney Haynes added 17 points, and Alyssa White had 11 points, 3 steals and 10 rebounds. Also scoring for Gibson County were: Kortney Tyree, Tori Reedy, Amber Rea and Khadijah Alexander with 4 points each, Sarah Beth Mullins had 3 points and Shante’ Skinner added 1. Gibson County shot 8 of 12 from the free-throw line and had 27 rebounds and 16 steals. The Lady Pioneers forced 24 turnovers in the game. In Tuesday night’s game,

the Lady Pioneers lost in overtime to Northside, 6863. Scoring for Gibson County were: Courtney Haynes with 18 points, Tori Reedy 14, Alyssa White 11, Kelley Tyree 8 and Khadijah Alexander 6.

DECEMBER PIONEER PLAYERS OF THE MONTH - The Pioneer Player of the Month for December boy was sophomore Colton Marcle. Marcle averaged 8 points and 5 rebounds. Coach Justin Lowery said, “He has really stepped up and helped our seniors out with his rebounding and his execution on both ends of the floor with defensive and offensive rebounding. He works hard every day, is coachable, well improved and gives the extra effort.” The Lady Pioneer Player of the Month for December is senior Alyssa White. White averages 9 points, 7 rebounds and 1 block per game. Coach Michael Hart said, “She is a first year player and has really stepped it up and contributed to the team. White has been improving as a post player and on defense. She does a great job using her athletic abilities. She really gets after the ball on our pressure defense.” Blake Smith with Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rutherford presented each Player of the Month with a game ball. (Photo by Lori Cathey)


LOOKING FOR THE OPENING - Jasmine Whittemore looks for an open teammate. The Lady Pioneers defeated Milan 67-37. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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COMING THROUGH - Pioneer Qric Mance of Gibson County dribbles through Milan defenders during the third quarter. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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Jr. Pioneers basketball has begun BY JENNIFER MCCAIG-COX It’s that time again! GCHS Jr. Pioneer basketball games have begun! The games are played Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m., and Monday and Thursday nights beginning at 6 p.m.

The GCHS auxiliary and main gyms are the places to be. Whether you want to watch k-1, 2-3, or 4-5 graders, there is a game for you. The season is short, and began Monday night, January 24th. Games will

continue with tournaments being run approximately from February 17-28. So, come out and cheer for the area youth. There is no admission and concessions are available. It is high-energy fun for the whole family, so come and

make a night of it. The K-1 games begin at 6 p.m. and the 2-3 grades begin at 7 p.m. Both groups are played in the auxiliary gym. The older 4-5 graders play full court basketball in the main gym beginning at 7 p.m.

MOVING THE BALL - A Tarheel player takes the ball down the court. (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

LEARNING FROM THE COACH - Bulldog Coach Tom Lannom gives instructions to the Bulldog team. (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

MAKING THE GRADE - Bulldog Emma Siler scores! (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

EYEING THE GOAL - Bulldog player, Kaci Sweatt eyes the goal as she dribbles. (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

2011 4-H Public Speaking contest was held January 25 BY JAKE MALLARD The Gibson County 4-H public speaking contest was held on January 25, at the Ed Jones Agri-Plex in Trenton. This year, over 400 Gibson County 4-H Members presented speeches at the local level. 4-H members learned how to prepare and present speeches to inform the audience of their topic. 43 4-H members in 4th8th grade presented their speeches at the contest. There were 14 participants

in the 4th grade division, 18 5th grade participants, 6 6th grade participants, 1 7th grade participants and 4 8th grade participants. The Winners and participants for each grade are: 4th grade: 1st Place Darius Talib-Din (Rutherford), 2nd Place Max Halford (Rutherford) and 3rd Place Luke Kail (Bradford). (Bradford) Dawn Hatfield, Preston Dunn and Meghan Hudson. (Medina) Jaylie Shaver, Abby Akins,

4TH GRADE PUBLIC SPEAKING WINNERS - Fourth grade winners of the 4-H public speaking contest are (from left) 2nd Max Halford (Trenton), 3rd Luke Kail (Bradford) and 1st Darius Talib-Din (Rutherford)

Logan Wood, and Garrett Wyatt. (Rutherford) Lexie Garner, Kendra Jo White, Derek Record, and Allahna Raybow. 5th grade: 1st Place Parker Finton (Trenton), 2nd Place Carson Connell (Trenton) and 3rd Place Kendall Westbrooks (Milan). (Bradford) Carissa Pinkerton, Emily Smith and Noah Wallace. (Medina) Anna Grace Brown. (Milan) Hanna Hill and Ayesha Webb. (Rutherford) Darcie Halliburton, Mackenzie Eddlemon and Cody Jenkins. (Trenton) Matthew Martin, Lauren Johnson, Kaylee Franks, Chloe Cates and Will Fisher. (Yorkville) Julie Allen. 6th grade: 1st Place Taylor Wood (Medina), 2nd Place Ashley Harris (Medina) and 3rd Place Elizabeth Moore (Bradford). (Bradford) Jessi Brown. (Medina) Ashley Wyatt. (Yorkville) Mallory Harrison. 7th grade: 1st Place Kane Tucker (Milan) 8th grade: 1st Place TyNia

ALFORD’S TIRE AND UNIROYAL SUPPORT SOCCER PROGRAM - The Uniroyal Soccer Program is continuing to support local soccer across the nation. Players of the Dyer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Upward Soccer League were given free soccer balls by Alford’s Tire Service and presented by J T McKinney. Parents also receive certificates that they can redeem for $70 off Michelin tires, $50 off BF Goodrich, $40 off Uniroyal and a free brake inspection at Alford’s. “It is a unique way for us to get involved in the communities” said J T McKinney of Alford’s. J T McKinney went on to say “We gave away 70 soccer balls and had a blast while doing it. We invite you to continue celebrating the great sport of soccer with us!” Pictured are some members of the Upward Soccer League shown with the soccer balls given away by Alford’s Tire Service of Dyer. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Albea (Dyer), 2nd Place Mitch Allen (Yorkville) and 3rd Place Brooklynn Hill (Dyer). (Trenton) Clarissa Gadlen. The winners in the 4th – 8th grade will be invited to compete in the SubRegional Contest February 24 and will be hosted by University of Tennessee Extension - Gibson County. The location of the SubRegional Public Speaking Contest is at Milan Middle. We wish these contestants the best of luck with their 4-H Speeches. The purpose of the 4-H Public Speaking is to help youth develop skills and confidence, develop skills for communicating about real issues to real audiences, learn how to organize and prepare a speech, develop speech delivery skills, how to present themselves to others, and develop self confidence. 4-H public speaking also teaches youth how to use their speaking ability to inspire others Sponsorship for this year’s contest was done by The Gibson County Young Farmers & Ranchers. Ms. Elizabeth Pafford, Ms. Whitney Crow, Ms. Amanda Cain, Ms. Shelby Gean, Ms. Janelle Martinez and Ms. Serena Flowers served as judges. The public speaking contest is one of many 4-H projects. For information about 4-H opportunities, call Jake Mallard or Deborah Seward at 855-7656.

7TH GRADE PUBLIC SPEAKING WINNER - The seventh grade winner of the 4-H public speaking contest is 1st place Kane Tucker (Milan).

6TH GRADE PUBLIC SPEAKING WINNERS - Sixth grade winners of the 4-H public speaking contest are (from left) 2nd Ashley Harris (Medina), 1st Taylor Wood (Medina) and 3rd Elizabeth Moore (Bradford)

5TH GRADE PUBLIC SPEAKING WINNERS - Fifth grade winners of the 4-H public speaking contest are (from left) 3rd Kendall Westbrooks (Milan), 1st Parker Finton (Trenton) and 2nd Carson Connell (Trenton)

8TH GRADE PUBLIC SPEAKING WINNERS - Eighth grade winners of the 4-H public speaking contest are (from left) 2nd Mitch Allen (Yorkville), 1st TyNia Albea (Dyer) and 3rd Brooklynn Hill (Dyer).



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UT Martin offers extended campus and online studies The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies is offering Beginning Microsoft Word from 6-9 p.m., Feb. 22 and 24, on UT Martin’s campus. The registration fee is $85. The instructor is Doug Bloodworth, UT Martin analyst and programmer. The course will teach participants how to create, edit and organize documents, learn about the menu, toolbars and task panes and how to navigate the window. Students will also learn about margins, page layouts, columns, tables, headers, footers, fonts, paragraphs, editing text, undo, redo and clip art. Printing, backups, security, and getting help will also be covered. For more information, contact ECOS at 731-8817082 or at http://www. nondegree/home.php. The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies is offering the Basic Principles of Good Grant-Writing course from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Feb. 24. The fee is $195.

This basic grant-writing workshop will be taught by experienced grant writers and will examine elements most often found in all request for proposals, explore data resources to draft a needs analysis, determine goals and objectives of a project, and map a project timeline. The course will also teach participants how to evaluate facets of a project and what to do when considering budget components. Participants will need to bring a one-page description of the organization they are representing. Participants are required to complete a questionnaire as part of the registration process. For more information, contact ECOS at 731-8817082 or online at http://www. nondegree/home.php. The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies is offering the Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals, slated from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 22-April 26, on UT Martin’s campus. There will be no class on March 15. The registration fee is $125 plus the cost

of the book. The instructor for the class is Dr. Daniel Nappo, associate professor of Spanish. With no prior knowledge of Spanish, this course will teach participants how to conduct patient medical history interviews, perform physical examinations and give medical instructions to Spanish-speaking patients. The textbook provides examples of common interviews between health care professionals and patients with the most commonly understood vocabulary. The class will teach students how to obtain needed information without risking errors due to miscommunication. The textbook, “Spanish for Health Care Professionals” by William C. Harvey, is available for $6.87 plus shipping at com. The ISBN is 13:978-07641-1138-9. For more information or to register for the course, contact ECOS at 731-881-7082 or go to http://www.utm. edu/departments/ecce/ nondegree/Medical_ Spanish.php.

GCVVA Spring Art Show coming The Gibson County Visual Arts Association would like to remind all artists throughout Tennessee of the 10th Annual GCVAA Spring Juried Art Show. Entrants will be competing for $2,000 in cash, including a $500 Best of Show. The juror for the show will be internationally known watercolorist, John T. Salminen. Salminen will also conduct a watercolor workshop May 16-20 at the Ed Jones Agriplex in Trenton. This workshop is sold out. The workshop is funded in part by a grant

from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The art show entry fee is $35 for non-members and $25 for members of GCVAA. This fee includes up to 4 submissions. The submissions may be slides or digital images. Entries should be mailed to Royce Harris, 325 Pleasant Hill Rd., Humboldt, TN 38343 postmarked by February 25. A prospectus may be viewed online at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center website. It may be downloaded at www.wtrac. In order to have one

mailed, please call 731-7844120. The Gibson County Visual Arts Association has had such prominent artists as Gerald Brommer, Charlotte Huntley, Frank Webb, and Jean Grastorf. It’s a real plus to have an artist as well known as John Salminen as the juror this year. Salminen’s paintings have been showcased in more than 20 magazine and book articles. John is a frequent juror of national shows. Scheduling an artist of this caliber takes several years preparation.


City of Dyer 235 S. Royal St., Dyer, TN 38330 731-692-3767 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Dyer. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about February 25, 2011, the City of Dyer will submit a request to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the release of Title I of the Housing and Community Development act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as the Sewer Plant Improvements Project for the purpose of rehabilitating the sewer plant with an estimated funding of $408,828 in the City of Dyer. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Dyer has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment, therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Dyer City Hall in Dyer, TN and may be examined or copied weekdays. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Mayor’s Office. All comments received by February 24, 2011 will be considered by the City of Dyer prior to authorizing submission of a request to release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Dyer certifies to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that Walton Thompson, in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Dyer‘s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis: (a) Dyer;

DYER FCA MAKES DONATION - Dyer School Fellowship of Christian Athletes students recently sold Butter Braid Bread to raise money for purchase a banner for the school gym. They also donated 10 percent of their profit to the Dyer School Relay For Life team. FCA sponsor Reed Walton, and the top three sellers, Olivia Hunt, Elizabeth Hunt and Kyndal Pulley, presented the donation to Pam Grady, Relay For Life team representative.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee accepting scholarship apps The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee invites Northwest Tennessee high school students to apply for the Walter Reece Montgomery Scholarship by March 15, 2011. The Walter Reece Montgomery Scholarship Fund benefits students in rural areas of northwest Tennessee who are interested in pursuing a career in a field related to aviation. Students from Carroll, Benton, Gibson, Henderson, Henry and Weakley counties are encouraged to apply and will be given preference. Scholarship deadline: March 15, 2011

Roger and Ben Montgomery, sons of the late Walter “Walt” Reece Montgomery of Carroll County, Tenn., established a scholarship fund within The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to honor the memory of their father, who loved Northwest Tennessee, and loved flying and aviation. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee manages more than 65 scholarship funds established by a range of donors and offering opportunities to high school and college students, and beyond. Please visit www.cfmt. org for an application and

to learn more about other scholarship opportunities. Call Pat Cole at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at 615321-4939 with questions. About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 800 charitable funds. In the past 20 years, The Community Foundation has distributed $501 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215 . For more information, call 615-3214939 or visit www.cfmt. org.

Property Transfers Clifton Brothers Farm, LLC to David Anthony Parks, Sr. and wife, Teresa Kirk Parks – 6th CD Jerry E. Winberry and wife, Deborah Winberry to

Kali L. Cosmiano Alan D. Turner to Marti M. Gillespie – Medina Northpointe, Inc. to Larry L. Case and wife, Sharon L. Case

Legal Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of ZELA B. FOREN DOCKET: 20031P Notice is hereby given that on the 2ND day of FEBRUARY, of 2011, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of ZELA B. FOREN, 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 decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: JANUARY 14, 2011. This 2ND day of FEBRUARY, 2011. Signed: DAWN JONES Executor Estate of ZELA B. FOREN SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM BILL BARRON 124 E. COURT SQUARE TRENTON, TN 38382 (2tp 2/16)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of VIRGINIA K. HALL, Dec’d DOCKET: 20025P Notice is hereby given that on the 3RD day of FEBRUARY, of 2011, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of VIRGINIA K. HALL, Dec’d, 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 decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: JULY 11, 2010. This 3RD day of FEBRUARY, 2011. Signed: JAMES RONALD HALL Executor Estate of VIRGINIA K. HALL, Dec’d SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Susan Graves, DCM BILL BARRON 124 E. COURT SQUARE TRENTON, TN 38382 (2tp 2/16)

Clark Family Holdings, LLC to Paul Edwards and wife, Chelsey Edwards Clark Family Holdings, LLC to Dennis Schrupp and wife, Belinda Schrupp Ralph Stasel and wife, Jennifer Stasel to H. Lance Davison – 13th CD Freda E. Weathers to Mentha L. Burns, Deborah Williams and Terra Burns - 3rd CD Barbara Sue Hunt to State of Tennessee Citizens City and County Bank, a division of Farmers and Merchants of Trezevant, to Jason Harrison and wife, Kristie Harrison – 7th CD Jim Bob Knott, Mary T. White, Billy Frank Evans, Jerry Shepherd, Debbie Shepherd Newton, Denise Shepherd Cobb, Scott Shepherd and Patrick Shepherd to Robert White and wife, Mary T. White – 13th CD Thomas C. Smith and wife, Kellee M. Smith to Jimmy Hazlewood – 13th CD Gregory S. Terry and wife, Michele R. Terry to Charles S. Coleraine and wife, Lisa S. Coleraine – 2nd CD Rickie J. McCaig and wife, Lisa McCaig to AVC, Inc. – 7th CD

Marriages Joseph Ebron Simpson of Trenton and Krysti Michelle Darnell of McLemoresville Michael Wayne Garland of Medina and Tara Nichole Crawford Hazelwood of Medina John Charles Archer of Alamo and Teresa Ann Houston Tucker of Milan Michael Dewayne Stoots of Trenton and Kristin Wall Walker of Newbern

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(b) The City of Dyer has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) The grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; or (d) Another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the State of Tennessee, Department of Economic and Community Development, Program Management, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 10th Floor, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1102. Potential objectors should contact the Program Management Office to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Walton Thompson Mayor of Dyer

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GCHS rodeo team complete fall season Gibson County High School Rodeo team participants traveled southeast for the final two rodeos of the fall portion of the 2010-2011 season November 20-21 had the Tennessee High Rodeo Association ( traveling to Chatsworth, Georgia to participate in a high school rodeo sponsored by the Georgia High School Association. Kayla Baier had a 6th place finish in one round of pole bending. Chelsea Joyce had top 10 finishes in both rounds of the team roping and breakaway roping, including a 6th place breakaway run in the second round. Clay Brewer had a 3rd place tie-down calf roping run and steer wrestling run in the second round. He also placed in the top 10 in round one of team roping. The weekend of December 4-5 finished out the first part of the season in Cleveland, TN. Kayla Baier again picked up pole

bending points in the second round. Chelsea Joyce placed in the breakaway roping in round 2. Clay Brewer had a 2nd place finish in round 2 of the tie-down calf roping, won the first round of steer wrestling and had a fourth round finish in the second round of team roping. Even though the high school rodeo season took a winter break, that didn’t mean the cowboys and cowgirls stopped competing. One of the benefits of participating in the sport of rodeo is the flexibility of being able to compete in multiple associations, and the additional opportunity to win money, saddles, and buckles. Some of the TnHSRA/ GCHS members also participate in the United States Team Roping Championships (, International Professional Rodeo Association (, the National Barrel Horse Association (, and the Lonestar Rodeo Company

(lonestarrodeocompany. com). Most of these associations overlap with a lot of the high school rodeo season, but if there is a free weekend, they keep the road hot. The next high school rodeo will be held February 26-27 in Decaterville at Triple A Arena. One of the biggest high school rodeos of the year takes place March 1113 at the Shelby Showplace Arena in Germantown, as the Tennessee H.S. Rodeo association hosts a ‘Challenge Rodeo’ with contestants for seven different states. A couple of former GCHS rodeo contestants, Matt Smith and Robert Joyce are members of the University of Tennessee Martin Rodeo Team, which is currently 2nd in the Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (colegerodeo. com). If you get the opportunity, come out and celebrate the sport of rodeo, American’s original number one sport.

BREWER SHARPENS HIS ROPING SKILLS – Clay Brewer, a Gibson County High School student and member of the Tennessee High School Rodeo Association, had a busy fall rodeo season. He had a 3rd place finish in the tie-down calf roping run and steer wrestling run in the second round while competing in Chatsworth, Georgia. He also placed in the top 10 in round one of team roping. Brewer placed 2nd in round 2 of the tie-down calf roping, won the first round of steer wrestling and had a fourth round finish in the second round of team roping while competing in Cleveland, Tennessee.

THSRA OFFICERS ATTEND WINTER MEETINGS – Tennessee High School Rodeo Association student officers are (from left) president Clark Adcock of Smithville, vice president Natalie Fletcher of Knoxville, Rodeo Queen Aubrey Hodges of Corinth, Mississippi, secretary Nealy Dalton of Adamsville and treasurer Clay Brewer of Rutherford.

GCHS student attends NHRA mid-winter meetings The Tennessee High School Association sent the student officers to Denver, Colorado January 19-23, 2011 as representatives at the national mid-winter meeting. Attending the meetings was GCHS student Clay Brewer, son of David and Lisa Brewer, who serves as the Tennessee High School

Rodeo treasurer. The midwinter meetings cover the planning and business aspects of the National High School finals held in July of each year. Committee meetings discuss areas such as membership development, animal welfare, public relations, and safety. Some of the student activities

included the Youth Advisory Committee, a youth luncheon featuring guest speaker P.R.C.A. bareback rider Chase Erickson, who spoke on ‘Being a Champion,” visiting the National Livestock Show Tradeshow, attending performances of the Denver Rodeo, and snow skiing at Loveland Ski Resort.

Joyce named to NHSRA Cinch Acedemic Team Cinch Jeans and Shirts is the new National Sponsors of the National High School Rodeo Association. They continue to represent their slogan, “Lead, don’t follow,” through the creation of Team Cinch, a sponsorship program based on both academics and athletic performance. “This is a very exciting time for us and we are happy to welcome Cinch Jeans and Shirts on board,” says Austin White, NHSRA Marketing Director. “The staff at Cinch has some amazing ideas that will really help guide our association and its member toward the future. We look forward to a long and meaningful relationship to promote rodeo for many years to come.” Proven true, the newest ‘idea’ originated by Cinch in regard to the partnership is Team Cinch. Team Cinch is a youth sponsorship program that will be comprised of three different teams: The Cinch Rodeo Tea, The Cinch Academic Team and The Cinch Elite Team. The Cinch Rodeo Team will include top competitors form each event in each state. This student must be in good standing academically and have a positive status among the NHSRA. Each Cinch Rodeo Team member will receive one shirt and one pair of jeans for being on the

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