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Local Option Sales Tax referendum passes with 52.9 percent BY CRYSTAL BURNS A referendum to adopt a county-wide 2.75-percent Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) rate passed with 52.9 percent of the vote on March 6. Gibson County originally established a 2.25-percent Local Option Sales Tax rate in 1963 with the monies being split evenly between the cities and school districts. The cities of Medina, Milan, Humboldt, Trenton and Kenton adopted the higher percentage in the 1990s and kept the extra half-percent for city coffers rather than sending the revenues to the county trustee’s office to be distributed throughout the county. Voters in those cities were not eligible to vote for the referendum. Of the registered voters eligible to cast their votes for the referendum, 21.9 percent or 3,041 did so with 1,608 casting their votes “for� the referendum. 1,433 voters cast their votes “against� the referendum, totaling 47.1 percent. The Gibson County Special School District led the charge to up the tax rate to 2.75 percent with Terry Cunningham, Financial Director, working last fall to secure signatures for a petition to put the referendum to a vote. He also presented the information to towns within the Gibson County school district and other cities affected by the proposed rate. Each of the county’s special school districts will receive more see page 3




1st annual equipment auction to be held at WTN Expo Center Darrell Ridgely and Brent Croom of the Ridgely Auction Company are moving forward with a big event that will become an annual occurrence at the West Tennessee Expo Center located on the Highway 45 bypass at Dyer, Tennessee. The auction will be an open consignment sale for farm machinery, recreation equipment, and construction equipment. Ridgely Auction will be taking

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NEW BUSINESS - Becky Terry, Limelight Studio creative director and Richie Scott, owner and photographer are opening Dyer’s first photography studio in 60 years. The ribbon cutting and open house will be held Friday, March 16 at 5 p.m.

First photography studio in 60 years to open in Dyer BY MICHAEL ENOCHS Limelight Studio is slated to have their open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 16 at 5 p.m. The general public is invited to come and see the great variety of services Limelight Studio has to offer the potential client. Their first official open day will be the following day, Saturday, March 17. They are located at 447 South Main Street in Dyer where the former Dyer Motor Company show room and office was located. This will be the first photography studio to do business in Dyer in over 60 years, when Troy Keathley opened Keathley’s Studio in the late 1940’s. Some years later Keathley’s Studio relocated to Trenton. Limelight Studio will offer more than just the traditional photography studio.

Santorum carries Gibson Co. BY DANNY JONES, THE GAZETTE Voters went to the polls across Gibson County last week, but not in very large numbers. Of the 30,247 registered voters, only 5373 or 17.75% cast ballots in the Super Tuesday election. Sales Tax Referendum Perhaps the sales tax referendum generated the most interest where 1610 or 52.9% voted in favor of increasing the local option sales tax rate to 2.75% in areas of the county where it is now 2.25%. A total of 1433 voted against it. Half of the money raised from the hike will go to schools and half to the city where the sale occurred or to the county if the sale was made outside city limits. The estimated $250,000 annual increase will go into effect July 1. The state charges a sales tax rate of seven percent. Counties and cities have the option of adding an see page 3

consignment on March 21 and 22 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for those who want to sell equipment. The auction will be held on March 24 at 10 a.m. for all interested parties. The West Tennessee Expo Center will offer concessions for the event. For further information contact Darrell Ridgely at 694-6213, or Brent Croom at 414-8757.

Stated Limelight Studio Creative Director, Becky Terry, “Besides photography, we offer digital art, and later will add videography as well. We strive to be more artistic and ‘edgy’ than just the regular stuff.� Owner and professional photographer of Limelight, Richie Scott, started out with photography as a hobby, then trained with the New York Institute of Photography before going into digital photography using Photo Shop Professional. He has 14 years of professional experience. He has worked with clients from all over the world and has also been published in Easy Rider, In the Wind and ATV’s Most Wanted. Scott said, “We do a lot of green screen photography where you take shots of the subject see page 2

Sports Hall of Fame announces inductees 16th annual banquet set for Friday, April 13th

GCHS art students paint quilt square for homeplace Janet West, art teacher at Gibson County High School, has been busy with her aenior art IV class painting a quilt square using the ‘log cabin’ traditional design. This group is very proud of their work. Mike Ramsey, history teacher at GCHS, is also the school’s historian and is responsible for the unique Pioneer Homeplace on the school grounds. He gave his time to the project mounting the board on posts and framing it out so that it could be installed in the Pioneer Homeplace. The students used different combinations of their school colors for the pattern, and Tony Sherry’s color choices were used for the final painting of the board. The Farmers and Merchants Bank of Dyer sponsored the board. Joel Reynolds says he’s quite interested in adding another quilt board in Dyer in the future. Dyer now has a board on the Dyer highway at the see page 2

BY STEVE SHORT Gibson Co. Commissioners on March 12 delayed acting on a request to fund a tutoring program aimed at reducing juvenile delinquency. A request for $14,000 from the county was sent to the Budget Committee for review. Leaders of the Stigall Ethnic Library and History Museum in Humboldt requested $14,000 to fund a Saturday tutoring program to raise student achievement levels and reduce delinquency. The program began last summer. Museum representative Jerry Marable spoke to commissioners, noting the see page 2

ART MEETS HISTORY - Art student Blaire McCaskill helped paint Gibson County High School’s quilt square. The log cabin pattern was painted in the school colors.


BY STEVE SHORT Ten sports standouts and three outstanding teams will be honored with induction into the Gibson Co. Sports Hall of Fame Friday April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Trenton. The 16th annual Hall of Fame banquet will be held at Peabody High School. The public is invited to enjoy the dinner event catered by Terry McCaslin. Tickets are $15 for adults over 12. Children 6-and-under are free; children 7-12 are half price ($7.50). Tickets are available at high schools in the county. Ken White, Athletic Director of the Gibson Co. see page 2

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GCHS QUILT SQUARE – GCHS senior art students painted the school’s quilt square that was hung at the Pioneer Homeplace. They are (front row) Briana Anderson, Crystal Callison, Justice Fisk, Brandon Slaughter, history teacher Mike Ramsey, (middle row) Janet West, Keisha Prescott, Brittany Hodge, Jessica Dent, (back row) Alyshia Jones, Levi Atkins, Anthony Hunt, Tony Sherry and not pictured Blaire McCaskill.

GCHS art students paint quilt square from page 1 school, on the Tri-City Reporter building, on the

City Lumber building, and on the Bill and Jan Burks barn in the Dyer

rural community. GCVAA president, Royce Harris stated, “The interest in the

quilt boards is growing throughout Gibson County.”

County leaders delay funds for tutoring from page 1 museum is chartered by the state and affiliated with the Humanities Tennessee and Tennessee State Univ. The tutoring program is designed to convey to youth ages 6-12 the importance of scholarship, hard work, moral living, citizenship, and being a service to others. Com. Nelson McLin said his family had benefitted from the tutoring program. His 8 year-old granddaughter was a D student but with tutoring improved to a B student. “I do know they are working well with the kids,” said McLin. Students at Stigall and East End Elementary in Humboldt earned “F” achievement grades in reading and math on the state report card in 2011. Mayor Tom Witherspoon said Humboldt does not have another tutoring program in place. “I don’t think anybody can deny there’s a need for this; kids are in trouble and need to be helped,” he said. “We can assign blame or offer to help and let these kids know that we believe in them and want to invest in

them.” Com. Jimmy Copous, the Chairman of the Milan school board, asked if the county would fund tutoring programs countywide. “Are we going to do this for all of the school districts in the county?” Copous asked. “If you do it for one, you’ve got to do it for all. If we offer a grant to Humboldt we’ve got to offer grants to Trenton and Milan; everybody has the same problem.” Other actions by the County Commission March 12: •County earns state recognition – Mayor Tom Witherspoon said he was “really pleased” that Gibson County will be honored April 4 by Gov. Haslam as the Northwest TN Economic Developer of Year. “We’re getting some good recognition; people are noticing that we’re getting things done, and that’s good,” said Mayor Witherspoon. •$100,000 for Digital Factory – County earned a $100,000 grant from Delta Regional Authority to pay startup costs of the Gibson Co.

Digital Factory in Trenton. Funds will provide customer service and computer programming training to applicants who may get jobs with companies that partner with the factory. $68,400 pays for Administrative Support and Travel. Other funds pay for telephone-Internet, HVAC, utilities, data processing and other equipment. Mayor Witherspoon thanked Congressman Stephen Fincher for his help. •$2 million savings – County will have net savings of $2 million after refinancing $11 million in debt, said Budget Chair Butch Shelton. A $10M bond in Sept. 2004 to pay for the county jail and other projects had an interest rate of 4.48%. After refinancing it was lowered to 2.06% through 2029. A capital outlay note of $1.35M made in March 2005 paid for industrial park land in Humboldt. Its interest rate was reduced to 0.906%. •Agri-complex renovations – Commission approved a $54,150 contract with Lashlee-Rich to renovate the Agri-Complex in Trenton. A lease with the U.S. Dept.

of Agriculture requires renovations, including handicap access. The county took bids, said Mayor Witherspoon. The current lease between the county and USDA is for ten years starting in July, 2012. The county receives $80,000 per year. Shawn Wortman, Farm Services Agency officer was credited with negotiating the lease. •Rezoning – Commission rezoned property of Lonnie Harper at 44 Humboldt Hwy (Hwy 45W) from Agriculture to Local Business for Parham Heating & Cooling owned by Randy Parham. There was no opposition on a voice vote. A public hearing drew no comments. •Gibson Mayor elected constable – Mayor Tony Black was elected Constable for Districts 1-6 filling a vacancy. •New archivist – Sheila McCaig, head maintenance employee for the county, was appointed as county archivist succeeding Emily Walker who resigned after 15 years due to health concerns.

from page 1 Special School District and Hall of Fame member will be the emcee. For information contact Ken White (731-4149584) or Mike Jinkins (731686-1803). Hall of Fame 2012 inductees Kaitlin Dudley – A 2006 Gibson Co. High School graduate, Dudley is the second leading scorer in school history (2,201 pts.) and an All State player who went on to become a four-time college All American at Union where she is the all-time scoring leader (2,385 pts.). Ralph Jones III –Jones was a multisport standout at Humboldt High School in the mid 1970s who earned 13 letters in five different sports. He went on to earn 8 letters in three sports at Rhodes College. Jimmy Milligan – A 1963 graduate of Peabody High School in Trenton, Milligan was a standout football star and co-captain for the Golden Tide. An All Big Ten center, Milligan anchored Peabody’s Little Cotton Bowl championship team of 1962 and was considered a pioneering member of the football program’s Headhunter Club. Richard Rice – A standout power forward basketball player and 1976 graduate of Milan High School, Rice went on to become a college All American at Union where he is No. 3 in all time scoring (1,954 pts.), No. 1 in career rebounds (996 rebs.) and No. 1 in free throw percentage (82.4%). Nathan Russell –ABradford High School graduate, Russell was an outstanding basketball point guard for the Red Devils who was a floor general, assist leader, threepoint sharpshooter and coach on the floor. A four-year starter an award winner, he compiled 1,456 career points and 610 assists. Harold Scott – A 1951 Gibson High School graduate, Scott was a standout basketball player for the Gibson Wildcats and later at Bethel College where he played three years.

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He went on to teach and coach for 30 years in Crockett Co. and Medina. Floyd Sinclair – A 1962 graduate of Trenton Rosenwald High School, Sinclair was a high scoring hoop star for the Rosenwald Bears who tallied over 50 points in several games, including scoring 56 points against South Fulton. Carmack Smith (contributor) – A Weakley Co. and Lane College graduate where he played football at the high school and college levels, Smith went on to become a career educator and administrator from 19551993 and TSSAA football official for 35 years. He contributed significantly in numerous ways as a volunteer to the Trenton and Milan communities. Jim Williams (contributor) – A Trenton physician Dr, Williams has served for twenty-two years as the Peabody High School sports team doctor in football and other sports. He succeeded his father, the late Dr. Larry Williams who volunteered nearly 30 years to help school programs. Larry Williams (contributor - posthumous honor) – The late Dr. Larry Williams contributed his time and professional services as a physician for the Peabody High School athletic program for twenty-seven years: 19762003. Teams to be honored with induction into the county Hall of Champions include: Peabody High School baseball team of 1929 coached by A. F. Bridges that won the West Tennessee championship and state championship; Peabody High School boys basketball team of 1954-55 coached by Sam Goodman that advanced to the state tournament second round in Memphis in the era before school classification; Trenton Rosenwald High School boys basketball team of 1960-61 coached by Nathan Penn, one of the most heralded teams in school history that scored over 100 points in many games.

CHAMBER QUILT SQUARE - Something new on the Gibson County Chamber of Commerce office building is a quilt square board called ‘Open Boxes.’ Pictured are the new Greater Gibson County Chamber of Commerce director, Shelby Kee and Marilyn Williamson, secretary. The building is located at 200 E. Eaton Street in Trenton.



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Insight & Opinion Clayburn Peeples reports: Chances are, you’re reading this newspaper on the Ides of March (March 15) a day believed by many to be a day of ill omen. Nearly everyone, even those who have never seen or read the play, Julius Caesar, know we are supposed to “Beware the Ides of March!” That’s what the soothsayer told Caesar in Shakespeare’s play, and if we can trust the accuracy of the historian/ philosopher Plutarch’s account, that’s what happened in real life as well. Actually, the soothsayer warned Caesar that harm would befall him, no later than the Ides of March. This didn’t bother Caesar, because he didn’t believe in such nonsense. As a matter of fact, he met the soothsayer on his way to the Roman Senate on the day of his death and decided to tease him about the prophesy. Hey, he joked as he passed him, “The Ides of March has come.” He meant, of course, that the soothsayer’s prophesy was wrong. Yes, it has come, the soothsayer acknowledged, “but not gone,” meaning that the Ides was not over until the end of the day. And before the day was over, the great Caesar lay

dying at the foot of the statue of Pompey in the senate meeting chamber, bleeding from 23 separate wounds, victim of an attack by 60 Roman senators and officials. Up until then, the term “Ides of March” was simply the Roman way to signify that it was the middle of March. The term “ides” comes from the Latin word idus, which means “half-division,” and the ides of the months March, May, July and October on the Roman calendar was designated the 15th day of the month. The ides of all other months was the 13th day. The Roman calendar was an odd and awkward complexity, supposedly formulated by Romulus, the mythical founder of Rome. It organized months around moon phases and only recognized three days; Kalends was the first day of each month, supposedly the date of the new moon. Nones was the seventh day of March, May, July and October and the fifth day of all other months. Finally, Ides was the middle of the month, originally designed to be the date of the full moon. No other days were named; they all were identified by counting backward from the

Imprimatur; let it be printed three named days, Kalends, Nones and Ides. See what I meant about it being complex? No wonder the empire didn’t last. But at any rate, the date “Ides of March” meant nothing unusual at all until it became the date of Caesar’s murder. It meant plenty after that, however. Prior to his death Caesar had been an extremely cunning and popular politician, especially among the lower economic and social classes. Too popular, and too powerful, thought most Roman senators, and when Caesar managed to get himself named dictator for life, not to mention his demand that they deify him, it was all just too much. So they killed him, thinking his death would lead to a restoration of the Roman Republic, but instead the empire devolved into bloody civil war which ultimately led to the ascension of another Caesar, Augustus, and the Ides of March has echoed through the ages with an air of foreboding ever since. Something else that has traveled alongside it is the phrase, et tu Brute. Brutus, Caesar’s close friend, was one of the assassins, and Caesar’s comment, upon

Santorium carries Gibson from page 1 additional 2.75%. Trenton, Milan, Humboldt, Kenton and Medina already have that rate, making their sales tax 9.75%. Now Bradford, Dyer, Rutherford, Yorkville and sales made within the county, but outside the city will have a 2.75% or total 9.75% rate. The cities that already have the 9.75% rate will have to adjust budgets, possibly raise property taxes, cut services and employees. Trenton will be losing about $120,000 in city revenues to the city and county school systems brought about by taking .25% of the .50% share that goes to municipalities if the county does not have a consistent sales tax rate. The referendum passed in only 11 of the 29 total precincts where the referendum ballots could be counted, but the issue still passed by a vote of 1610 to 1433. According to Administrator of Elections Molly Bailey, there were no problems with photo IDs. “We only had one provisional vote, but it was not connected with the photo ID law,” she said. Presidential Preference Primaries In the Republican presidential primary, the county, like the state, overwhelmingly went for Rick Santorum who received 1995 votes, followed by Newt Gingrich, 1088; Mitt Romney, 949; and Ron Paul, 421. County Democratic Primary In the County Democratic Primary, President Barack

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seeing Brutus also wielding a knife, “et tu Brute”, has come to signify, at least since the days of Shakespeare, the ultimate betrayal by a friend. It’s one of many, many Latin phrases we still use today. Latin may indeed be a dead language, but all sorts of vestiges of it live on in our modern language, adding vibrance and color to our speech and writing. Did you go to school? What is your alma mater? Technically, that term means “nourishing mother,” as in, “nourishing mother of studies.” If a student does well in school, he or she may graduate cum laude, meaning, “with praise.” Those who do



















from page 1 money from the passed rate, Cunningham said. Cunningham’sfiguresshow the increase to be equivalent to a 13-cent property tax rate and would generate $350,000 for GCSD, $219,000 for the Milan Special School District, and $54,000 for the Bradford Special School District. “In the financial times that we’re in, to get a tax increase done is pretty impressive,” said Eddie Pruett, GCSD Director of Schools. He talked about the vote at the district’s March 8th school board meeting. “We couldn’t have done it without Mr. Cunningham going out














and talking to all these people, all the support from our principals and board members, and then all of our communities going out to vote.” Voting precincts in Gibson, Brazil, Springhill, Yorkville, Kenton, Fairview, Skullbone, Bradford, Idlewild, Good Luck, Dyer, Currie, and Rutherford reported more than 50 percent of voters voting “for” the referendum. Pruett also addressed criticism that the vote was unfair because not all citizens were eligible to vote on the referendum. “I have a problem with the ‘unfair argument,’” he said.




























































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Pruett said the law’s original intent was to give half the revenue generated from the Local Option Sales Tax to the point of sale or city and half to the school districts. When some cities changed that, those officials and citizens had their say. “I feel like if they got to vote on it, the county residents should get to vote on the same thing,” he said. Cunningham before the rate can go into effect, certified voting results are sent to the Department of Revenue, and it will take a minimum of 40 days and then will begin at the first of the next month.


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The Grapevine We had a wonderful service at St. Paul Sunday morning beginning with Sunday school. Rev. Michelle Skinner delivered the message. Her topic, “How you act tells who you are,� was found in Romans 12:8-12. The male chorus provided the music. The men’s department led us in devotion and praise service and Ronald Banks was our worship leader. The spirit moved throughout the service beginning with devotion. We were so happy that Sharon White united with St. Paul. Barbara White and Charlie L. White gave a testimony praising God for how good he has been to them. We certainly missed our pastor, Rev. Willie Pounds and wife. Rev. Pounds had a tooth extracted Wednesday and it had a dry socket behind it and it has really made him sick. He ended up having another tooth extracted Sunday afternoon. He has really been in pain. Minister Jasmin Williams is expecting to undergo a

By Sarah Skinner kidney transplant March 27. Please remember her in your prayers. Cathy Bailey is a patient at Jackson General Hospital, her sister, Joyce Walker carried her to the emergency room Saturday evening and they admitted her. She was having problems with her last knee replacement. Sally Bailey of Dyer is also a patient there. Mary Warren and I were among the many visitors they had Sunday afternoon. Those having birthdays this week are: Laklyn White, Alyssa Pitts, Sarah Alford, and Jaci White. We wish those sweet little ladies happy birthday. The Gibson County School children had a day out of school Monday. I know they were happy and really enjoyed being out. Sarah Alford and Alyssa Pitts birthday was Monday, the 12th, so they got to celebrate at home. Remember the sick, bereaved, shut-ins, our military men and each other in our prayers. God bless and have a good week.

Keely Mill News The hymn, “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus,� opened our Sunday school hour. Dakota Warren led us in our opening prayer. Bro. Steve did a good job teaching all of us our lesson, “A Unique Person: Praise God from Luke 2:320.� Through our praise to God, we can declare the uniqueness of His Son Jesus, that He is fully divine and fully human. Rejoice in the Lord always. Our morning worship began with Elaine Fields playing the piano as Mike Fields and the church choir led us in the hymns, “Nothing But the Blood� and “Kneel at the Cross.� Berl O’Brien opened us in prayer. Bro. Steve welcomed everyone and made many announcements. We had a time of sharing our praise reports and quoting our

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memory verse. We all enjoyed our time of meet and greet with our church family where smiles, hugs and handshakes are always shared. Bro. Steve’s morning message was from Isaiah 55:6-7. “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.� Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Mike Fields dismissed services in prayer as the hymn, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus,� was sung. Read your Bibles and be people of prayer this week. We invite you to Sunday school at 10 and worship at 11. Visit us on facebook at Keely Mill Baptist Church.

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Bethpage By Joyce Brown Bethpage Sunday services began with Janice and Tina playing “Name Above All Names,� during quiet time, and call to worship was “Jesus, Something about That Name�. The offertory piece was “He Touched Me.� Bro James preached on the subject, “Conforming to His Comforter,� taking his text from John 16:7-14. Sunday night he preached from John 1:43-51. His subject was “Two Dead Men.� Sarah heard from Brock this week and he said that it was snowing in Afghanistan. Our prayers continue to go out to him and all the other military folks who are serving our country in this very dangerous place during trying times.

This time next week our spring revival will be underway. You are cordially invited to attend. Bro Travis Hendrix will be bringing the messages and we are looking toward a good time of refreshing and fellowship. Don’t have much news this week. Some of the girls at work wanted me to put in some of the escapades of my crazy little dog that I have been telling them about, but I decided it may not sound too funny in the church news. Read Job 10:2. There are miracles of God’s grace that would never be discovered if it were not for trials. How can we know that we truly have faith if it’s never exercised?

Dyer Church of Christ Morning worship services had an attendance 102 and 70 in Sunday school. The message for the morning service from the book of Acts 2:42 - four things Jesus gave us: the Apostles doctrine so we may be steadfast in the truth of God’s will, fellowship with sharing and love, the breaking of bread in remembrance of Jesus and prayer so that we may talk to God. The message for the evening service came from the book of Colossian 2. The purpose of Paul is to show the church that they need to be steadfast in Christ. If you are in Christ, you don’t need the philosophy of men. The circumcision not by hands but by putting off the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Jesus. There will be a cash cake in the foyer for the upcoming wedding of Casey McCurdy and Megan Hunt. Please sign the card and drop your money or checks into the wedding cake. The West Tennessee Children’s Home truck will be making a pickup on March the 26th. Please be sure and bring nonperishable food items, coin cans or donations prior to the pickup date. If you need some ideas there is a list in the foyer for some items that are needed

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for the children. There will be a Chili Chaser Supper on March the 18th. Please bring your favorite chili with condiments or maybe a dessert for an evening of food and fellowship following evening services. Our Young at Heart banquet will be on March the 24th. If you are over 55 yrs old and would like to attend, please let Laura Speer know you will be attending. Young folks if you can help serve or participate in entertainment, please let Laura know. Make plans to attend our next youth devotional on March the 25th at William Gentry McFarland’s home after Sunday evening services. Mark your calendars Gloria and Amy Beard will be hosting a baby shower for Stephen and Kelly Petty on April 7th from 1:30 p.m. at the home of Gloria Beard. Kelly and Stephen are registered at Babies R Us and Target and all are invited to attend this coed baby shower. Remember the following in prayer this week: Kristin McCrillis, Connie Powell, Jan Tharpe, Savannah Crawford, J.T. McKinney and family, J.L. Needham, and all of our shut-ins and those in nursing homes.



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Crihfield - Mallard Vicky and John Hathorn, Randy Mallard and Micky and Laura Crihfield would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Jared Ryan Mallard to Kristin Michelle Crihfield. The ceremony will be at Dutch Garden Center in Three-Way on March 24, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. No formal invitations will be sent. Kristin is from Nankipoo, the granddaughter of Sylvia Powell of Henning and the late Bobby Joe Crihfield

of Edith, and Bill and Lois Myrick of Nankipoo. She graduated from Halls High School in 2007 and Union University in 2011. Kristin is employed as assistant manager at Panera Bread in Jackson. Jared is from Dyer the grandson of Perry & Nell Wimberley of Trenton and the late Don Mallard of Bradford. He graduated Gibson County High School in 2005 and is employed at Eaton Corp in Newbern as a utility operator. The couple will reside in Humboldt.

Kenton News by Cindy Lamar The sanctuary of the Kenton First Baptist Church was filled with the wonderfully melodic voices of the fabulous Florida Boys last Sunday evening. The large crowd gathered for an evening of the gospel delivered in song, was delighted, and greatly blessed. The Lamar family was tremendously blessed last week to be able to celebrate another of Freda’s birthdays together. Still a patient in the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, on March 9 Freda was surrounded by family as they shared with her their many birthday wishes along with those expressed by several

of her friends. Happy Birthday, Freda. The Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church was the site of a bridal tea last Sunday afternoon in honor of Katie Dawson, bride-elect of Bruce Strain. The couple’s wedding will be Friday night at 7 at the First Baptist Church. Congratulations Katie and Bruce and best wishes for a very long and happy marriage! Rev. Wayne Perkins, former pastor of the First Baptist Church will be preaching revival services at FBC beginning nightly March 18 and continuing nightly through March 21. Pastor Brian Robertson invites everyone to attend and to be greatly blessed.

North Union By Connie Cooper I hope everyone is having a good week thus far. We certainly can thank the Lord for this beautiful spring weather. We can also thank Him for good Sunday School teachers. Ann Taylor is my teacher and I just want to acknowledge the fine job she is doing. Joanne Reed presented the Children’s Sermon and talked about the time some children teased her because of her new glasses. She reminded our kids that if “God is with us, who can be against us?� Lexi, Lauren and Lindsey Whitley presented the Lord with an offering of music. They sang the song, “Enough� which reminded us that “all I have in You (God) is more than enough�! Cathy Baucom gave a word of testimony and shared several scriptures that emphasized God’s faithfulness. Bro. Don’s sermon was taken from the book of Jeremiah. He shared how the nation of Israel was going through a spiritually barren time due to their disobedience and deceitfulness to God. John 15 tells us that if we are attached to Jesus, who is the vine, then we are not to be barren but fruitful. Fruitfulness comes when we bring our hearts into submission to God’s Word, and our lives in submission to God’s Spirit and bring our actions into

submission to God’s Work. Sunday evening we learned from Colossians 3:22-25 how we should be acting in our workplace or at school. We should be obedient and submissive workers who show reverence to our Lord by good work ethics. We are to be diligent and strive for excellence and honesty. Following the evening service we had a fellowship and played some board games with our youngsters. I want to mention my appreciation for the youth of the local Mennonite church who visited by son-in-law on Sunday afternoon. This group of over 40 young people sang several songs of faith that offered encouragement to Chris who is recuperating from a car accident. They harmonized beautifully and it was a blessing to be there and enjoy. Birthday wishes go out this week to Cody Cooper, Nancy Whitley, Patricia Rickman and Nerine Cowan. Next Sunday our youth will be showing off their culinary skills as they have their annual “cook off�. Three teams will be cooking meals that will be judged by some experts and then eaten by the whole church. The kids will also be going bowling on Saturday evening at 5 PM. Hope you have a great week and make some progress on those gardens. I’ll see you in church on Sunday.

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Community Calendar DYER C.P. CHURCH RELAY FOR LIFE The Dyer C.P. Church Relay for Life team will be set up and selling yummy “Chicago” dogs with all the trimmings at Food Rite (Dyer) on St. Saint Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th. Come by, get a “Chicago” dog, and support the fight against cancer. 2 wks. MISS CLOVERLEAF PAGEANT Gibson County 4-H member is sponsoring the First Annual Miss Cloverleaf Beauty Pageant, Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Ed Jones Agri-Plex located at 1252 Manufacturers Row, in Trenton. The pageant registration is at 9:00 A.M. with the pageant stating promptly at 10:00 a.m. The pageant is open to girl 0 to 21 years. Pageant or evening gown, prom or any special occasion, holiday or flower girl dress is required. For additional information or entry forms contact Deborah Seward at 855-7656 or email Gibson County 4-H is now on Facebook just like this educational program at!/pages/Gibson-County-4-H/23400954990.

TWIN OAKS GRAND OPENING - The official opening of Twin Oaks kicked off last Friday with a ribbon cutting. Owners Terrie and Keith Hopper snip the ribbon as they are joined by a host of chamber officials, family and well wishers from the business community. Twin Oaks was built in 1860, the home of Humboldt’s first mayor Moses Senter. The celebration of the events venue continued Saturday with an open house, tours and food. Ten weddings are already scheduled along with reunions and festival events. The large antebellum home is nestled among massive oaks on a hillside off Main Street. Along with renovating the home, the Hoppers have also done extensive exterior renovations including paths, flower beds and a permanent large event tent and patio.

Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. know that the Lord is God, it is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psalm 100) Our worship should be centered toward our great and glorious God. We need to keep in our prayers, Virginia Smith, Billie Paschall, James White, Barbara Wiley and Max Betts. In Genesis 50:22-26 we read where Joseph told his brothers that he was about to die, but assures them that God will surely come to their aid and take them up out of this land of bondage as he had promised. Joseph made the sons of Israel swear an oath and said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place.” Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten and was placed in a coffin in Egypt. It is reassuring to know that God remembers and is concerned about his people (see 2:24) What he had promised centuries earlier to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob he now begins to bring to fruition as Israel is freed from Egyptian bondage and sets out for the land of promise. In the book of Exodus we read where God appears to Moses in a bush that does not burn up and tells him that he is the one to go down to Egypt and bring his people to the promised land of Canaan. Moses finally, somewhat reluctantly, goes down to

Egypt with his brother Aaron to bring the people home. God gives him a staff and tells him that this will show his power. After ten plagues upon the Egyptian people, Pharaoh, king of Egypt, lets the people go. Pharaoh’s heart was hardened by God and he relents on letting the Israelites go. He gathers his army together and pursues them to the Red Sea. The people begin to murmur and complain to Moses. “We will all be killed” It would have been better for us to stay in Egypt than to be slaughtered by Pharaoh’s army! Moses tells the people to “not be afraid and to stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to stand still.” (14:13-14) God parts the Red Sea and the Israelites go across on dry land. The Egyptian army pursues them and God tells Moses to stretch out his staff across the Sea. The waters fall back together and the entire army is destroyed. Then Moses led them from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. They traveled for three days without finding any water. What water they found at Marah was too bitter to drink, so the people grumbled against Moses once more saying, “What will we drink?” Moses cried out to Lord and he showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water and it became sweet. The Israelites set out once more and on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt and they again grumbled and complained to Moses. “If only we had died by the

Sunday School for Shut-Ins Benhadad is the son of Hazael. During this time of Amos’s prophecies, Israel and Judah are prospering. The middle class is increasing toward the upper class. That explains another reason why the people of Israel did not believeAmos’s prophecies for the warnings of God. God’s chosen people of Israel had chosen other god to worship. Their idols had become their pride, their stuff, their opinions and their love of material things. Some of them even worshipped carved idols. Can you imagine worshipping something that a man could make with his hands? As a whole they were committing spiritual adultery or harlotry. They were breaking God’s first commandment and breaking His heart. (Exodus 20:3) God sent prophets to warn them. One prophet was Amos. “Thus sayeth the Lord, for three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof, because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron.” (Amos 1:3) “When the Lord roars, His words sound like this, “I will not allow you to continue to sin against Me. It’s been 3, now 4, and there won’t be any more. I will not strive with this sin. Gilead has obeyed me and yet they have

Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we had all the food we could eat, but you have brought us out into the desert to starve the entire assembly to death! God then gives the quail and manna from heaven to eat. The Israelites travel from place to place as God directed them, and they encamped at Rephidim, but there was no water. They again complained and quarreled with Moses saying, “Give us something to drink”. Once more Moses cried out to the Lord, what am I going to do with this people? The Lord tells him to strike the rock at Horeb and water will come forth for all the people to drink. On another occasion they again complained to Moses, “We need something to drink”. God tells him to speak to the rock and water will come forth, but Moses becomes angry and strikes the rock. Water comes forth, but due to his disobedience to God, he was not allowed to cross over to the Promised Land. Are we somewhat like the Israelites today? We so often complain and grumble about our situations in life, when all we have to do is listen to God and obey his commandments. When the Israelites listened and obeyed God, he blessed them and furnished all their needs. Have we become an ungrateful people? God wants to take care of us, but we often resist to the point of complaining and grumbling instead of trusting God and his Word. Unless our country returns back to Godly principles and precepts we will continue to fail. Utter destruction awaits a nation that turns their back upon God, and that seems like where we are headed.

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scourged them. So, I, the Lord will repay.” It was a stupid thing for them to make the living God angry and continue in their sin as if God didn’t exist… God says, “I will not turn away. I will send a fire…” (Amos 1:34) God said He wouldn’t turn their punishment away but would send judgment on Hazael who had conquered cities of Israel (2 Kings 8:25 – 29, 10:31 – 32). Hazael, king of Syria, has ordered that God’s people be beaten

with whips embedded with iron, sharpened metal pieces and broken glass. “…which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad.” (Amos 1:4b) God speaks of his power to judge. On the outside, this judgment may look bad, but judgment or punishment of evil isn’t evil. God took the responsibility for all that too. “I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace and create evil. I, the Lord, do all these things.” (Isaiah 45:7) God expects His children to know their responsibilities.



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YORKVILLE FISH FRY SATURDAY There will be a fish fry at the Yorkville Community Center on March 17th from 5-7 p.m. benefiting the GCHS Project Graduation. Please come and support this group and enjoy the best fish supper around with all the trimmings …dessert included! Cost is $10/ plate. 14TH ANNUAL GIBSON COUNTY DINNER & AUCTION COMES TO GCHS ~ APRIL 21ST, 2012 The Volunteer Advisory Board for the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center announces the 14th Annual Gibson County Dinner & Auction will be held at the new auxiliary gym at Gibson County High School on Saturday, April 21st! Grab your tickets now and experience a great evening and help promote child abuse awareness in Gibson County. And as April is Child Abuse Prevention month, our theme will be “It’s Time…to talk about child Abuse!” This year’s entertainment is the group “10-O-C” and will keep everybody in time “rocking around the clock.” Think black shades, black/white, ‘Roy Orbison’ type feel! Black/white attire invited, casual/denim welcome too! Julie King from King’s Catering in Dyer will be providing our meal for the evening! To order your tickets or learn more information, please call (731) 855-4884. Don’t miss out this one-of-a-kind event!

The Apostolic Faith “Oh, Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”(Psalms 8:9) It was a great day in the house of the Lord today. But isn’t every day in his kingdom? Even those days that are a little tougher than usual are worthy of praise as long as we know He’s beside us. Brother Sherman Griggs taught our adult Sunday school on “A Repentant Man.” Being repentant is not just saying, “God, I’m sorry” But is having a change of mind and heart in regard to sin. It’s important in today’s world that would have us believe that all we have to do is believe in God inwardly, that we remember the very first word out of “Peter’s mouth when the people asked him what they should do. “Peter said “repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus.” (Acts 2:38) Brother Davidson preached out of First Kings 18:41-45. The text tells the story of Ahab and Elijah. Having been in a drought for a very long time, Elijah told Ahab to begin to eat and drink because he heard the sound of abundance of rain. So Ahab did just that. But Elijah went up to the top of Mt. Carmel to pray. He cast himself down upon the earth and put his face between his knees. After praying and sending his servant to look toward the sea seven times, finally Elijah sees just a little cloud out of the sea about the size of man’s hand. And then Elijah said to his servant, “Go up, say unto Ahab, prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.” “And it came to pass in the meanwhile, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain.” (v. 45) We would not have this story to read today if Elijah would have simply gone to eat and drink. And it’s sad to say that if it had happened in America’s Christian society today, the chances of it happening this way are slim to none. We have gotten so far away from the praying and fasting that the Bible teachesthe kind of prayers that cost us something, Jesus taught us that we have the same power living

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in us that He had when He performed miracles, healed the sick and raised the dead. But even when his disciples tried to cast out a demon they were unsuccessful. When they told Jesus about it, Jesus let them know that the only to cast out some demons was through prayer and fasting. Do we still believe the Bible today enough to give up our food in order to reach God? Will we give up food for a day? Loy our cell phones down and turn them off for an hour in order to pray? Will we give anything that might be a distraction or a hindrance to God like our computers and televisions? Consider how much time American Christians spend in idleness, watching television or surfing the net or playing with the latest cell phone. How much more of a move of God we would see if we would only sacrifice our time and spend an hour more in prayer each day! We’ve become like the Sodom, a city whose “iniquity was pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of

idleness… ((Ezekiel 16:49) “That scripture goes on to say in verse 50 that “they were haughty, and committed abomination before me; Therefore, I took them away as a saw good.” So much more would be accomplished right here in Dyer, Tennessee if all of us would cast ourselves down at the feet of Jesus and humbly seek his face. Seek to know a little more of God each day and ask yourself where you can fast and pray a little more and see the salvation of the Lord! Remember to pray for our lost loved ones and pray deliverance for those bound by chains of addiction and pray, pray, pray the drugs out of our community! Be people of prayer this week and be a God seeker by reading His word. Come visit us at 27 New Bethlehem Rd. on Sundays at one and Wednesdays at seven. And remember that a shoe sale is a great mood lifter… but it takes a good prayer to lift the spirit.


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THE JOYLANDERS - Members of The Joylanders are (front seated) Allison Griggs, Nell WImberly, (standing) Perry Wimberly, Jay Griggs, Vanessa Griggs, and Jason Griggs. The group will celebrate their 41st anniversary with a singing March 16 and 17 at the GCHS theatre.

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and acoustic guitar with the group. Jason is an ordained minister. He preaches several revivals per year along with the Joylanders singing special music at the services. The style of gospel music that the Joylanders sing is traditional/southern gospel and bluegrass gospel. They incorporate older songs and new songs. The Joylanders use a blend of live music and tracks. No matter the style of music nor the instrumentation of a song, the message is still crystal clear, Jesus saves. The Joylanders sincerely hope to show the way of the cross to the lost and dying while at the same time encouraging the Christian to a closer walk with God. The Joylanders currently travel and sing on weekends. They book about 150 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;160 dates per year. They also travel on a love-offering basis, trusting that God knows the need and in turn, He will supply the needs by impressing upon men and women to plant a seed into the ministry of the Joylanders. The Joylanders currently sing in about nine states, but will sing wherever God opens the door. The Joylanders would be thrilled to come and worship with you and your church and share the goodness of the Lord. For more information call Perry Wimberly at 8552423 or log on to www.

Obituaries LOLA MAE BLURTON Bradford â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lola Mae Blurton passed away at her home in Bradford on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Visitation was Thursday, March 2012, from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Hunt Funeral Home in Bradford, TN. Ms. Blurton was laid to rest in Bradford Cemetery. Ms. Blurton was born in the Chestnut Hill Community and made her home in Bradford. Her husband, Robert Jarrell Blurton, Sr., preceded her in death; they enjoyed 56 years of marriage. She is survived by one sister, Virginia Guy, Rutherford; two children, son Robert Jarrell Blurton, Jr. (Bob) and wife Patsy; and daughter Lisa Blurton Vinson and husband, Marvin. She also leaves five grandchildren, Kimberly Anne Blurton, Robert Jarrell Blurton III, T. J. McOwen, Brian Hutson, Josh Hutson, and one great-grandson Bryce Alexander Ellison. Ms. Blurton retired in 1993 from the Shelby County school system. She was a member of Bradford First Baptist church. She was a lifelong member of the Tennessee Jaycettes, and enjoyed gardening, cooking, and helping others.


Trenton, TN- Funeral services for Paul E. Dunn, 80, were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Dyer, TN. Mr. Dunn, a Project Supervisor for H and M Construction, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, at his home in Trenton, TN. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Dunn of Trenton, TN; a son, Steve Dunn of Springville, TN; three grandchildren, Erik Dunn, Jessica Spencer, and Cory Dunn; and by three great-grandchildren, Tristan Spencer, Shia Dunn, and Cadence Michelle Dunn. His parents, David Hershel Dunn and Cora Jane Dunn, preceded him in death.

FAYE FLOWERS SPRENGER Dyer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ms. Faye Flowers Sprenger, age 88, of Dyer, Tennessee, passed from this life on March 12, 2012, at Dyer Nursing Home. Funeral services for Ms. Sprenger were on March 14, 2012, in the chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home of Dyer with Bro. Mark Kirkpatrick officiating. Interment followed in Oakwood Cemetery of Dyer. Ms. Springer was born November 15, 1923, in Gibson County, the daughter of the late Silas and Annie Bell Milligan Patterson. She retired as Director of Nursing at Trenton Healthcare. Ms. Sprenger is survived by four children; Patsy Johnstone, Larry Flowers, Dawn Smith and Lisa White; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by spouses, Vernon Flowers, Jr. and Leonard Sprenger; her parents and siblings, Bill Patterson, Willous Patterson, Floyd Patterson, Kareen Barron, Mary Sprenger, Algie Burkett, Brodie Burkett, and Asa Patterson. The family received friends on Tuesday, March 13. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ms. Faye Flowers Sprenger.

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Sports & Education Former GCHS ‘Big Three’ continue to excel at UTM BY LORI CATHEY The former Lady Pioneers know as “The Big Three” Aubrey Reedy, Heather Butler and Heather Griffin helped the University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball team win the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Tournament Championship for the second year in a row after defeating Tennessee Tech 82-65. Reedy made an appearance in all 31 games and started in the last 14 games of the season. She is averaging 4.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and had a 22:6 assistto-turnover ratio in the final 13 games. Butler was named OVC

Tournament Most Valuable Player and earned All-Ohio Valley Conference first team accolades. Butler is ranked third in the NCAA in scoring averaging 24.1 per game and she has scored 10 or more points in all 62career games. Butler became the fastest player in program history to reach 1,000 career points in her 50th career game passing Pat Summitt’s record. Butler also set three single-season UT Martin records and ranked in the top-10 in the OVC in five other statistical categories. Griffin was granted a red shirt year of 2010-11 season. In the 2011-12 (freshman season) she

played in 17 games off the bench and committed just two turnovers in her last 15 games. The Skyhawks lead the nation in scoring 81.1 points per game and assist to turnover ratio. They are also ranked second in the nation in 3-point field goals per game and third in the nation in 3-point fieldgoal percentage. The Skyhawks will face Tennessee Lady Vols in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Allstate Arena in Chicago at 3:10 p.m., Saturday, March 17. For more information about UT Martin women’s basketball team visit www.

SECOND-THRID GRADE CHAMPIONS - The 2012 Gibson County Basketball Junior League 2nd through 3rd Champions members are: (front row) Ezekiel Fulton, Isaac Goad, Madison Hart, Chase Wood, (back row) Coach Christy Hart, Kaylee Hurt, Luke Lannom, Alyssa Pitts and Coach Keri Lannom. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

SECOND-THIRD GRADE RUNNERS UP - The 2012 Gibson County Basketball Junior League 2nd through 3rd runners-up members are: (front row) Coach Phillip Hill, Cassie Jenkins, Halle Baber, Harley Petty, Gracie Griffin (back row) Connor Hill, Jaxon Hays, Nolan Anthony, Drake Warren and Coach Jeffery Hays. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

THE BIG THREE CONTINUE WINNING - Aubrey Reedy, Heather Butler and Heather Griffin helped the UTM Lady Skyhawks win the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Tournament Championship defeating Tennessee Tech 82-65. The former Lady Pioneers ‘Big Three’ continue to put points on the board,with Butler breaking several records at UTM. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

FOURTH-FIFTH GRADE CHAMPIONS - The 2012 Gibson County Basketball Junior League 4th through 5th Champions members are: (front row) Max Halford, Chase Freeman, Sonny Green, Will Cantrell, Coach Ken White, (back row) Coach Joletta White, Hunter Baire, Payton Reason, Lydia Todd, Garrison Wyrick and McKinney Burnett. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

FOURTH-FIFTH GRADE RUNERS UP - The 2012 Gibson County Basketball Junior League 4th through 5th runners-up members are: (front row) Megan Yochum, Emery Presley, Ashton Lannom, Tomaz Taylor, Coach Amy Presley (back row) Ethan Carroll, Savannah Fletcher, P. J. Sonnen, Donte Holder, Kobe Roach and not pictured is Sarah Harrison. (Photo by Lori Cathey)


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KINDERGARTEN-FIRST GRADE RUNNERS UP The 2012 Gibson County Basketball Junior League kindergarten through first runners-up members are: (front row) Clayton Croom, Hannah Walters, Hailey Slove, Matthew Reynolds, (back row) Coach Amber Croom, Nate Rodgers and Ethan Hutchison. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

KINDERGARTEN-FIRST GRADE CHAMPIONS The 2012 Gibson County Basketball Junior League K through 1st Champions members are: (front row) Coach Christy Hart, Cole Lannom, Micah Hart, Evyn Cantrell (back row) Jayden Ball, Jesse McKinnet, K J Cardwell and Coach Keri Lannom. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

did a great job. This would not be possible without the parents involvement and volunteering.” The league has grown every year and there were 132 kids this year. The Gibson County Lady Pioneers would like to thank everyone who came out to the Junior League Tournament for supporting them. The AAU program in high school and junior high has started and will run through June. The AAU program is for 5th through 12th grades and for players to have a chance to develop new skills while perfecting the basics. “It is very important



GC Jr. League completes season The 2012 Gibson County Basketball Junior League completed their season on March 1 at Gibson County High School. The goal and objective of the league was to provide enjoyment and instruction of the game of basketball. Basic basketball fundamentals, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun were emphasized. An atmosphere of learning and relaxation is the objective of this program. The league was provided for boys and girls in grades K through 5. Gibson County Lady Pioneer Head Coach Michael Hart said,” All the coaches

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 19, 2005, executed by GARY JOLLY, A MARRIED MAN BRENDA JOLLY WIFE, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M. WEISS, ATTORNEY as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, on July 25, 2005, as Instrument No. 65575, in Book 864, at Page 738; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose(“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on March 22, 2012, 11:00 AM at the Gibson County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Gibson County Courthouse, Trenton, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Gibson County, Tennessee, to wit: Being Lot 4, Block 4, of the Longview Heights Subdivision in the City of Humboldt, Tennessee, a plat to which is of record in Deed Book 126, pages 92-93 of the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee; and beginning at a stake in the east margin of 30th Avenue at a point 240 feet north of the northeast corner of the intersection of 30th Avenue and Northwood Blvd., runs thence with east with the north margin of Lot 3 in Block 4 a distance of 140 feet to a stake; runs thence north 78 feet to a stake at the southeast corner of Lot 5; runs thence South with the east margin of 30th Avenue 78 feet to the point of beginning. PARCEL # 170C-G-020.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 924 N 30TH AVE, HUMBOLDT, TN 383432021. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): GARY JOLLY and BRENDA JOLLY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; 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 to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-9840407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522TS#: 11-0091628 FEI # 1006.153485 02/29/2012, 03/07/2012, 03/14/2012

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SKILLS USA - Gibson County High School students attended the Skills USA Regional Skills and Leadership Conference on March 8 at Memphis TTC. Advancing to the state contest held April 23-25 are (from left) Timothy Morrisautomotive service technology, Cody Jewell-automotive service technology, electricity and electronics and Rachel Sullivan-job skill demonstration.

DELICIOUS DESSERTS - Mary Scott, Kim Hall, and Mary Helen Scarborough took advantage of numerous desserts at the Stew Supper sponsored by the Yorkville/Nebo Churches Relay for Life Team. Scarborough, a cancer survivor herself, was proud to be on hand for the event.

MANNING THE STEW POT - Edith Moore, Tammy Zarecor, Margie Flowers, and Tina Scott manned the Stew Pot throughout the evening at the Stew Supper held at the Yorkville Community Center. The stew was cooked by Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Guinn Moore and Harry Jetton. Several folks brought containers with them to take home stew for another meal. (photos by William G. McFarland)

THUMBS UP - Mike Welch gave the â&#x20AC;&#x153;thumbs upâ&#x20AC;? for the success of the Cool Springs pancake breakfast where a large number attended.

DORANS ATTEND PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Wilbur and Dorothy Doran, prostate and breast cancer survivors, attended the pancake breakfast at Cool Springs because they knew it was for a good cause. Actually, the Dorans are on hand at all functions providing the proper example to all of their church friends, Married for 68 years (69 in August), the Dorans have a daughter who is a cancer survivor. It has been said that Cool Springs never turns loose of their young people. To put it in Doran language: the Dorans have been a â&#x20AC;&#x153;rockâ&#x20AC;? to many as they were to all when they had cancer.

Relay teams host fundraisers BY WILLIAM G. MCFARLAND It was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;thumbs upâ&#x20AC;? morning at the pancake breakfast hosted by the Cool Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sunday, March 11. A large crowd gathered in the church fellowship hall

where church members and friends enjoyed pancakes, breakfast casseroles, and fresh fruit. Over 400 dollars in donations went to the church relay team. Yorkville/Nebo Churches sponsored a Stew Supper for Relay For Life on Saturday, March 10 at the Yorkville

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