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Dyer Lions Club marks 70th year this month BY GARY PASCHALL The Dyer Lions Club will be hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 6:30 until 10:30. The local club has been hosting this event for so many years that no one in the club now really remembers when it began. Several do remember it being announced by Mr. W.A. West over the intercom system at Dyer Schools in the 1960’s and some readers may remember it even earlier than that. The Dyer Lions Club is 70 years old this month. The club was chartered on March 11, 1942, just 4 months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Charter members of the club were C.P. Allen,

RODAMAKER REPORTS TO MEMBERS - Gibson EMC President and CEO Dan Rodamaker reported that the cooperative is financially sound. He encouraged attendees to research candidates’ positions on energy policy and exercise the right to vote this fall to help keep electricity affordable.

M.D. Barron, C.F. Bennett, Eulis Beasley, Wilfred Bonds, J.R. Boyd, Claude Cox, M.L. Davis, V.L. DeShazo, F. Douglas, Clark Ewell, C.F. Gladhill, W.G. Gulledge, G. W. Marrs, C.W. McDaniel, R.L. Newman Jr., L.L. Robinson Jr., Leroy Richardson, M.E. Shoemaker, L.N. Thornton, and B.F. Warren. Other members throughout the years have included, Lonnie Alexander, William Becton, Charles Crenshaw, Jim Davis, Howard Edwards, Everett King, William Partlow, Jim Siler, T.Y. Thomas, and Billy Holt. Sit back and remember some of the names you have just read over and you will know how important The Dyer Lions Club is to Dyer. see page 2

LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFASTGibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon and Lions Club member Burt Hooper enjoyed pancakes at last year’s fundraiser.

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Gibson EMC hosts 76th annual meeting Gibson Electric Membership Corporation hosted a large crowd of members and friends at its 76th Annual Members’ Meeting on March 22 at South Gibson County High School in Medina. This year Gibson EMC moved its meeting from August to March to correspond with its change to a January through December financial year. Scott Myatt and Steve Short, the featured entertainment and a talented duo, entertained the crowd with the ‘mellow’ music of artists who enjoyed success in the seventies. Members ate free barbecue and hot dog dinners during the performance and then participated in the business see page 2

STATE CAPITOL COMES TO RUTHERFORD - State Senator Lowe Finney and State Representative Curtis Halford visited Rutherford School last week to meet with the eighth grade class. The class normally visits the Capitol building during their eighth grade trip. This year, due to construction, they will not be able to visit the Capitol. Finney and Halford explained what they do at the State Capitol and then took questions from the students.

Sen. Finney, State Rep. Halford visit Rutherford School students

Todd Family Fun Farm hosts Ag Safety Day

BY MICHAEL ENOCHS Each year the Rutherford School eighth grade students go on a trip to Nashville and tour different locations like Belle Meade and the Hermitage. Usually the Tennessee State Capital building in Nashville is on the list of places to visit. The trip is an exciting outing for the class as they get to tour the capital building where the state senate meets in a chamber at one end of the capital building and the state house of representatives meets in another chamber on the other end of the building. The students get to observe our state government in action and learn about how representative government works.

A Progressive Agriculture Safety Day™ was held at Todd Family Fun Farm in Yorkville on March 15, 2012. Sixth graders from Gibson County Special School District and Trenton Special School District attended. It was a full day of events, teaching many safety tips to the sixth graders. Hands-on experiences led by local community members taught safety day participants lifelong lessons. Sixteen different stations taught lessons to the children that day, including water safety, farm safety, first aid, fire safety, bike safety, ATV safety, and lawn mower safety. “Over time we hope that by sharing and applying the lessons learned at the safety day, we can reduce the number of children who are injured or die in farm and other incidents,â€? said Martha Todd, of Todd Family Fun Farm. “We would like to thank the many businesses see page 7

Q&A - Rutherford School eighth grade students were allowed to ask Sen. Lowe Finney and State Rep. Curtis Halford questions during their visit last week.

However, this year, there will be construction and renovation going on in the state capital building at the time of the trip in mid-May. The senate and the house will adjourn earlier than usual for the renovations to take place, and so the capital building tour had to be removed from the list of places the class will visit. In order that the class not be too disappointed in having to miss out on watching state government in action, State Senator Lowe Finney and State Representative Curtis Halford visited the Rutherford School on Friday, March 23. They met with the Rutherford eighth grade and also the seventh graders as the seventh grade is engaged in social studies at this time in their curriculum. It was brought to Finney’s and Halford’s attention at Nashville that the students on the school trip would not be able to come to the capital building. Finney and Halford decided that since the students couldn’t come to the capital building to meet with them, then Finney and Halford would come to the students to meet at Rutherford School. Senator Finney and Representative Halford introduced themselves to the students and told them about their jobs in Nashville. They encouraged the students to visit the capital building whenever they might get a chance to do so in the future. They gave examples of how government works and how what happens in government has an influence on people and how, in turn, the people influence what happens in government. As an example, Finney talked about working on passing a bill dealing with the lottery scholarships that are available for students entering trade schools or college. He told the students, “College is expensive and it is important to get a college education. When the students graduate from high see page 3


County jail sees high census of 218 prisoners BY STEVE SHORT The Gibson County Correctional Complex saw a census of 218 prisoners on Jan. 7, 2012, the highest number of people in jail for one day during the twomonth period of January and February. A report was made to the County Commission March 12 by Com. Bruce Williams, substituting for Complex Chairman Com. Larry Kimery. Williams noted that the county housed 53 state prisoners on average and received over $73,000 in boarding fees for those state prisoners. The low inmate count was 180 prisoners on Jan. 2. During January and February 578 people were booked at the Complex, only 45 of those were females. 1,648 warrants were served during the two months, an average of 27 warrants each day. Fees collected for Sex Offender Registry totaled $450 for the two month period. see page 5

Vision Gibson creating new careers Three months ago, Melissa Ashley became the first person hired through the VisionGibson training program in Trenton. Talking with her today, Melissa is enthusiastic, positive, and most importantly, still working. She’s doing great and states, “I absolutely love it! It’s the best job I ever had!� Melissa is a Claims Administrator working full-time from home receiving an hourly wage and comprehensive health benefits. Prior to VisionGibson, Melissa was unemployed and seeking work. Today, the opportunity provided to Melissa through the Customer Service Representative (CSR) Training program has dramatically changed see page 2

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Gibson EMC hosts from page 1 meeting. Gibson EMC Board Chairman Mack Goode opened the business meeting by thanking members for their participation and support. “As a member, you are a part-owner and you have a voice in your coop’s operation through the trustees you elect,” Goode said. “We are your friends and neighbors and we work

hard to represent you well by advocating for excellent service and affordable electricity.” In his report, Gibson EMC President and CEO Dan Rodamaker called on the crowd to communicate with legislators regarding environmental regulations that will impact the future cost of electricity. He also urged those present to vote. “Please exercise your right

to influence the outcome of the election this fall.” Rodamaker said. “But before you do, take time to research and understand the candidates’ positions on energy policy. Being engaged, communicating with our legislators and leveraging our democratic right to vote are our most effective means for keeping your electricity affordable,” he said.

MEMBERS REGISTER - Gibson EMC members register at the annual members’ meeting on March 22 at South Gibson County High School in Medina.

VisionGibson creating from page 1 her life for the better. Since Melissa, over 30 people have completed CSR training and are currently working. The center has not only trained individuals in the Customer Service field looking for full-time work, but those seeking part-time work during the nights and weekends or needing extra income. Rita Camp from Dyer is a mother of three who loves the flexibility that she gets by creating her own schedule. She is always available to make it to the events her kids

are involved in by choosing her work hours. Other individuals work only nights and weekends taking advantage of the higher call volume and better income opportunities. The CSR course is a threeweek course offering several different career paths with a variety of commitment and wage opportunities. Currently,theVisionGibson center is running two training programs that parallel its sister VisionPerry training program in Linden, Tennessee; the Customer Service Training Program and the Computer Programming Training

NEW CAREER - Marcus Williams is now working in his new career as a Customer Service Representative after training at VisionGibson.



Program. The Computer Programming is an indepth five month program preparing individuals for an exciting career opportunity and is presently training 15 individuals. One course graduate, Ashley Brown, took the course in Linden. Ashley, who was a farmhand and was without a regular income in over three years, says the program changed his life. “I had no prior computer programming knowledge. I heard about the free training and took it with the hopes of getting a job at the end and it paid off.” Last April, he was hired by Rural Jobs, LLC, a company recruited by VisionPerry. Rural Jobs has opened a facility in Linden to take advantage of the training program. “The work is challenging,” says Ashley, “we work for hospitals all over the country building websites for data extraction. Now I do not have a job, but I actually have a career.” Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon has been instrumental in getting the VisionGibson program up and running. Mayor Witherspoon has already seen results. In addition, the county has been able to use the Digital Factory in recruiting businesses. “We now have our own incubator. We can customize training overnight and we are sourcing out local talent and building technological capacity on a daily basis. This is still brand new to our county and the results have been encouraging and the future is promising,” says Mayor Witherspoon. “It is hard to argue about people getting jobs and having optimism, I have met many people in the center, some with real hardships who are now on the verge of joining the workforce. How can you not feel good that we are providing a real opportunity to help our local citizens?” VisionGibson has open slots available in its training programs. Any interested applicants in training please contact Ashlee Starkey at or by phone at 721-562-0100. For more information and a link to the training application please visit thevisionnetwork.

ENTERTAINMENT - Entertainers Scott Myatt, left, and Steve Short put on a fantastic show for Gibson EMC’S annual meeting attendees.

TWO VEHICLE CRASH - Emergency personnel in Dyer responded to a two vehicle wreck on Poplar Grove Road at the High Street intersection around 1:15 p.m.on Friday, March 23. The east bound vehicle made a left hand turn in front of the west bound van hitting almost head on. The two occupants of the van were treated by Dyer First Responders.Three people were injured and transported by Gibson County EMS to Gibson General Hospital in Trenton. Traffic was stopped for a short time while Dyer Police Department investigated the accident and the vehicles were towed away. (photo by Lori Cathey)

Dyer Lions Club marks 70th from page 1 These men knew there was a need and knew they could help with that need. The Dyer Lions, teaming with Drs. Fortner and Yates of Trenton, have helped many people with vision problems to obtain care and eye glasses over the years who otherwise would not have been able to afford this care. Our fundraisers will generally raise about $300$500. This amount will pay for two to three people to have their vision checked and obtain lens and frames. We help mainly people from the Dyer area but in the past when funds were available, we have helped people from all over Gibson County. Along with helping with local vision care, the club also donates regularly to the Southern College of Optometry, the Lions Club Sight Van, and several different local groups. We have recently received a donation from West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation for

$500. When the picture of this donation was published in the Tri-City, we had six requests for assistance within two weeks. There is a need and it is terrible to have to tell someone we don’t have the money to help them. The Dyer Lions Club currently consists of 15 members and we need more volunteers to help us help others. We understand that times are tough and everyone seems to be working harder and longer than ever before. That’s why we are asking for good people like you, who have taken the time to read this article for help. We don’t want your money, we need you. We need you to spend four to six hours once or twice a year to help us help others. We would love for you to attend our meetings and become a member of our club. Our dues are lower than most clubs, just $30 per quarter. The Lions Club is not just for men, women can be a part

and we would love to have couples come be a part of our club. We have discussed having a Leo Club here in Dyer but first must get our own club back to strength. Do you have a desire to help those who are in need of vision assistance? Do you want to help that youngster who has to sit on the front row just to see the board at all? Do you want to help the elderly person who has to squint at the TV set to watch the news? Do you have just four to six hours out of one year to help with a fundraiser? Would you like to meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30, begin each meeting with a word of thanks and then The Pledge of Allegiance to The Flag? The members of the Dyer Lions Club are not special people, just everyday folks wanting to make a difference. And remember that the Lions Club motto is ‘We Serve.’

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Insight & Opinion Clayburn Peeples reports: If you don’t know about the controversy swirling about the recent killing of Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, then you’ve been in a total news blackout for the last week. Some aspect of the story has been on nearly every news show in America for days now. Martin was a 17-yearold African American who was shot by a 28-year-old Hispanic neighborhood watch patrolman named George Zimmerman. Zimmerman claims he was acting in self-defense when

he shot Martin, but Martin’s family, and several million supporters, say young Martin was murdered in cold blood, partly because he was a young African American man wearing a hoodie. The police, constrained as they are by the rules of, and the need for, evidence, are trying to sort it all out. Thus far, as of this writing anyway, Zimmerman has not been charged or arrested for the shooting. But popular opinion in America never worries about the rules of evidence,

The hoodie associated with bad behavior and Zimmerman has been portrayed by the media as clearly guilty, which he may be, and there is now a huge, and growing, clamor for his arrest. Indeed, an online petition for his immediate arrest had garnered more than 1,700,000 supporters as of Saturday night. Elsewhere, “1,000,000 Hoodie Marches” demanding that Zimmerman be prosecuted have been held in various cities around the country, and celebrities and politicians of all stripes have actually donned hoodies in

Finney, Halford from page 1 school they can apply for the lottery scholarships to help pay for a college education. When you represent the people of your district it is important that you try to ensure that their best interests are being addressed.” Halford stated that, “As state representative for the district, I deal with and represent 64,000 people. Finney, as state senator, has a larger district to represent and has to deal with and represent 190,000 people. I came to the state house after I had already retired from business. So don’t think you might ever get too old to do something worthwhile.” Halford continued, “We all serve on different committees to get the business of the state done. Two of the committees I serve on are Agriculture and Health. Committees do the work with bills. Most bills go through three committees before they are sent to the floor for a vote. The Health committee is dealing a lot with drugs, including illegal drugs. The criminal element tries to stay ahead of the laws and the lawmakers. It is a continuous struggle and we are constantly made aware of the dangers and the tragedies that occur from the misuse of drugs. I will tell you students to pay attention to your teachers

when they are educating you about drugs. Stay away from drugs and drug users. Someone might tell you that drugs will make you feel good, but it always ends in tragedy.” After Finney and Halford were done giving their talk, the students were called on to ask any questions they might have. Questions asked by the students ranged from the reason the state has TCAP tests, to opinions on gun control. Both Finney and Halford remarked that the student’s questions were insightful and well informed. When asked if their ideas about politics have changed since they have been elected, Halford stated that most of his and Finney’s differences were philosophical. Finney agreed saying, “Most of what you see in the news is in Washington with party pitted against party. In Nashville it’s more about the different needs between urban areas and rural areas.” Halford stated, “We (Halford and Finney) often carry legislation together. Nashville is not nearly as political as Washington. We both try to accomplish as much as we can for the people in our districts. I will be 69 years old and representing my district in the house has been one of the best experiences of my life.”

Finney added, “I am originally from Dresden as was former Governor Ned Ray McWherter. I grew up noticing how, as governor, McWherter helped West Tennessee. People from here would ask businesses to come here and different businesses would say they would love to come to West Tennessee but there were not the kind of highway systems here that made it feasible. McWherter went to work as governor and did what he could to have those roads and other structures built. I didn’t plan on doing what I am doing now. I just always thought that public service would be good to do. My ideas now are to put more people in college, help more in rural areas, and help to deal with crime and drugs.” When asked if they voted from their own perspective or from the perspective of their constituencies, Finney stated that regardless of what piece of legislature comes up for a vote, he always keeps in mind that you have got to vote for what is best for the district. Halford said he reads the bill, then reads the summary of the bill, then seeks to learn as much as he can about the bill. He reads all the emails and listens to all the phone calls about a bill and votes how the constituency informs him to vote.

support of the movement. The simple hoodie has become a lightning rod, a controversial symbol of the strained state of race relations in the country. How did this happen? When did the simple hooded sweatshirt become such a controversial cultural touchstone? Well, actually it was about 800 years ago. In Twelfth Century England, hoods, worn by monks and priests, were considered symbols of piety and honor, however they were frowned upon when worn by unemployed, unsupervised young men who roamed the streets causing trouble and sometimes rioting over various political or religious issues. Because of the hoods they wore, they were often able to hide their identities and escape punishment. Here in the United States, hoods were virtually unknown until the 1930’s when the Champion clothing company began manufacturing them for warehouse workers in New York state. People quickly saw that they were handy for all sorts of outdoor activities, and before long Sears sold them too. Their popularity, however, was generally limited to those engaged in outdoor activities. Then came Rocky. Blame Silvester Stallone if you wish. During the movie he wore a hooded sweatshirt while training, and suddenly it seemed everyone was

Meth related arrests made by WTN Drug Task Force On Wednesday March 21, 2012, Agents of the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force 28th District, along with Officers of the State of Tennessee Probation and Parole Enforcement Unit went to the Humboldt Trailer Park in Humboldt. They were there to check on Troy Sollis, who is on State of Tennessee Parole from prior meth related charges. When approached by Parole Officers, Troy Sollis and Brittany Nicole Patterson attempted to flee the area on a motorcycle driven by Sollis. Drug Task Force Agents knocked the motorcycle over before they could flee and took Sollis and Patterson into custody. They were attempting to flee the scene with an active meth lab in a backpack they were carrying. Agents then searched and quarantined Patterson’s mobile home at #30 Hawks Loop in Humboldt. The State of Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical Task Force Response Truck had to be called to the scene to assist in the cleanup at the mobile home. The Department of Children Services was contacted concerning a

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one-year old child that had been present where the methamphetamine was being manufactured. Agents arrested a total of four individuals as a result of this investigation and quarantined two mobile homes in the Humboldt Trailer Park, Trailer #30 and #1. Those arrested and their charges are: •Troy Henry Sollis, age 47, of 2139 Hawks Loop Humboldt. Sollis is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect – a felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, promoting to manufacture methamphetamine, initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, manufacturing a Schedule II controlled substance, felony evading arrest by motor vehicle, driving on a suspended drivers license. •Cameron Ray Sollis, age 24, of 73 Sydney Baird Road, Bradford was charged with manufacturing a Schedule II controlled substance, promoting to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance,

aggravated child abuse and neglect – a felony, possession of drug paraphernalia. •Brittany Nicole Patterson, age 21, of #30 Hawks Loop, Humboldt, is charged with manufacturing a Schedule II controlled substance, promoting to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance –methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated child abuse and neglect – a felony. •Tiffany Meghan Flatt, age 25, of 213 West Main Street, Bradford, was charged with manufacturing a Schedule II controlled substance, promoting to manufacture methamphetamine, aggravated child abuse and neglect – a felony, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. All four defendants have posted bond and have been released from the Gibson County Jail with their first court appearance set for Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 in Humboldt General Sessions Court.


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wearing one. Almost as quickly, the country began to associate the fashion with hoodlums and miscreants, partially because graffiti artists and criminal gang members began wearing them, presumably to hide their identities. By the 1990’s, the term “hoodie” was part of the national vocabulary, and the fashion became a symbol of the counter culture. Rap artists began to wear hoodies as they performed songs of defiance and social exclusion, and the hoodie quickly took on an aura of danger and rage. The idea developed, in the larger culture, that teenaged boys wearing hoodies were “up to no good.” Soon merchants and shopping malls began posting “NO HOODIES” signs, allegedly because hooded youths could not be identified by security cameras if they committed crimes, and also because many people feared them. During last year’s riots in England, much was said about the fact that hooded demonstrators were able to do millions and millions of dollars worth of damage, without fear, because their hoods made them too hard to identify. The style is considered to be particularly popular here in America with African American and Hispanic young men, but it is so controversial that television personality Geraldo Rivera

went on the air last week and blamed young Trayvon Martin’s hoodie, in part, for his death. “The hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was,” he said. He went on to warn parents to not allow their sons to wear hoodies, saying that they send sinister signals. “You can’t rehabilitate the hoodie,” he continued. “Stop wearing it.” Needless to say, he was excoriated for his remarks, and a wave of celebrities began wearing hoodies in a show of solidarity for the family of the young man who was shot. Thus the hoodie has gone from being a simple garment to the latest, and for now the most visible, symbol of racial tension in America. And the criminal justice system, as it so often is, is caught in the cultural crossfire. “Innocent until proven guilty” is one of the most cherished values of our nation, rising almost to an article of religious faith, but the media and millions of their readers, watchers and listeners have apparently decided that it shouldn’t apply in this case. Was the shooting murder, or self-defense? I don’t know, and if you got your information about it from a television set or newspaper, you don’t either. Only time, and perhaps a trial, will tell.


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Dyer Church of Christ Our morning worship services had an attendance of 108 with 83 in Sunday school. The message for the morning service was from the book of 1Timothy 6:1719 – “When you put your contribution in the plate, you see only God. If you have more than one pair of shoes, more food than you could eat, and a roof over your head, you are richer than most people throughout the world. The writing of Paul applies to you and me. Five things to be are humble, trusting in God who gives richly, rich in good works, willing to give and share, and prepared to lay a good foundation for eternal life. If we have no love, faith and kindness, we only have selfishness, blindness and disobedience. The message for the evening service came from the book of Colossians 3:317 - your life is hidden with Christ in God. Put off your old self and put on a new life with Christ. Let the peace of God rule in your heart. Many thanks to Laura Speer and all of our young folks who were able to serve, entertain, and support the Young at Heart banquet

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on Saturday evening. There are so few times we can show our appreciation to all of our young at heart for the many years they have given to us in support of God’s work. Thanks to William Gentry McFarland for opening his beautiful home for the youth devotional on Sunday night. We had a record attendance of over 30 young folks and enjoyed the food and fellowship that was shared. Mark your calendars Gloria and Amy Beard will be hosting a baby shower for Stephen and Kelly Petty on April 7th at 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. There is a signup sheet in the foyer for VBS Tshirts. Our theme this year is Noah’s ark. If you would like to purchase a T-shirt for VBS, the price will be $5 each. Remember the following in prayer: Savannah Crawford, Franklin Paschall, Jerry Martin, Kristin McCrillis, all of our shut-ins and those in nursing homes

Bethpage By Joyce Brown We had a wonderful time of revival services at Bethpage last week. Bro. Travis Hendrix preached some inspiring message and we had good special music during our worship times. Also, fellowship was sweet as we shared meals together. Sunday service began this week with Tina and Janice playing a soul-stirring medley of Jesus’ blood songs. Call to worship was “Jesus, Something about That Name,� and the offertory piece was, “Follow Me�. Brother James’ sermon title was “Living Glory to God� with his text being Psalms 36:5-12. Sunday night we had special guests. Two of Bro. James’ cousins were visiting us. Candy Churchwell, who will be departing to Jordan this week, sang a beautiful song “Will You Ride With Me?� We pray for her safety as we do all our military that are serving our country. Bro. James’ sermon was from Luke 1:11-22, 57-75 titled, “Ways to Praise.� Frankie and Janice are taking Bethpage music on the road this week, as they will be leading the music for Clear Creek’s revival. Good

for them for going to share their talents with others. We are excited to announce that a baby shower honoring little John Allen Leitherland and his parents will be held next Sunday afternoon in the Bethpage fellowship hall from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. He will soon be home and need all those tiny diapers and wipes and all the other items little guys need, so come out and join this celebration. Tommy, Brenda and Jo Griggs are in Atlanta visiting Joe and Brenda Ledsinger for a few days. Emily Littleton Lowrance had a birthday and had to throw her own party! Actually, some family members had not seen her and Kirk’s new home, so this was a nice occasion to have them. Mamaw reported they all carried food, so at least she didn’t have to cook for the gang. A bunch of local folks were seen in Jackson Friday night at Englewood Baptist Church for the Ivan Parker concert. What a night of beautiful gospel music!! Thought of the week borrowed from David Jeremiah - for a Christian, problems are temporary, but blessings are eternal.

Gibson County Literacy Council hosts spring flea market, crafts sale The Gibson County Literacy Council is hosting a Flea Market and Crafts Sale on Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Community Resource Center gym off Eaton Street in Trenton. Over 30 vendors are expected from Humboldt, Trenton, Milan, Dyer, Kenton, Medina, Henderson, Jackson, and Newbern. Items being sold include: candles, soaps, earthenware pottery, gourmet food, jewelry, collectibles, glassware, home dÊcor, tshirts, apparel, children’s clothing, cupcake toppers, handmade cards, hair bows, jams, jellies, Girl Scout cookies, Pampered Chef, 31 Gifts, Avon, Beauti Control, and many more crafts items! Activities for children include YMCA face painting

all day, and the Easter Bunny who will distribute small gifts from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The Easter Bunny would love to have parents take pictures of her with their children, so bring your camera! Come eat and snack on cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and fresh pork rinds made on the premises! Concessions sales will help raise funds for those in our county who are unemployed or underemployed who need assistance with the $65 GED test fee. With so many plants closing, the Literacy Council is receiving more requests than ever before for assistance with the test fee. The Imagination Library bake sale will feature homemade fudge, cakes,

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pies, and cookies. Proceeds from the bake sale will help purchase Imagination Library books for children in Gibson County. Right now Gibson County Imagination Library is serving over 1,700 children, providing them with a free book each month from birth until age 5. Over 3,000 children are under age 5, and more funds are needed to enroll all of those who are

eligible. Please support your fellow Gibson County citizens and parents who are working hard to improve their own education and that of their children’s. For more information, call 855-0665 and talk with Deanna Poole or Peggy Davis. You can also e-mail Peggy at davisp04@k12tn. net.

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Kenton News by Cindy Lamar Approximately 70 friends and relatives gathered at the Hospitality House Hospitality Room in Union City last Friday evening to celebrate Jesse Davidson’s birthday at a party hosted by his children. Jesse was elated to see brother and sisters, nieces and nephews, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as old friends and former Goodyear co-workers, many of whom he had not seen for quite some time. Each table featured “centerpieces� of items that represented various interests in Jesse’s life - books, military regalia, Goodyear memorabilia, wedding photos, etc. A pictorial storyboard of his life was also on hand for everyone to view. A delicious BBQ dinner with all the fixins’ was served for all to enjoy as well as an array of wonderful desserts. Photographer, Sherry Madrey, was on hand to capture the joyous occasion photographically, snapping shots of the many friends and family as they reminisced about old memories while making new ones. It was a most

memorable evening for all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Wayne Grant and his family. Wayne was severely injured last week in an accident on the farm and is presently in the hospital. Food for thought - The pains I felt in my body today were new and severe and wouldn’t go away. Temptation to cry was growing with time but tears had no power my pain to subside. And then I heard of a friend of mine who was facing a mountain of pain to climb. He lives day in and day out with life-threatening pain, his only words “By my faith I still stand.� Ashamed I became when I heard of such faith, ashamed that I wallowed in self-pity today. No matter our problem, no matter our pain, it could be much worse than we know today. Our prayer list includes: Terry Sweat, Dewey Bradley, Freda Lamar, Vicky Robinson, Elmer and Virginia Williams, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, Carol and Bobby Primrose, Joe Flowers, and Racine Hodges.

Golden Agers Fifteen Golden Agers met Wednesday, March 21 at Dyer FBC Family Life Center with two new members Brian and Ann Ramsey and guests Paulette Harrison, Doug Duncan, and B.O. Booth attending. The inspirational testimony of Dr. Mark McSwain of Jackson was the feature of the day’s program. To begin the day’s service, Bro. Jerry Legg led the group in prayer in thankfulness for the ample refreshments. Prayers were extended for several in the community including the family of FBC member Mildred Burke, who had passed away Sunday March 18. Shirley Shull led the group in singing “Blessed Be the Name� and “Whiter Than Snow� with Anne Thompson accompanying the music by piano. Dr. McSwain, who as a former pastor of FBC Bemis, was in a very fulfilling part of life with his wife Dottie and their two sons, one in high school and the other in college. It was in the summer of 2007 that he, in preparation for an upcoming trip, dropped by convenient care to check on his allergies. The doctor noted concerns and for the next five months doctors and a dentist tried to cure the “infection� in his throat lymph nodes that just would not go away. Finally, December of that year he was diagnosed with cancer at the base of his tongue that had also invaded two lymph nodes. He was 44

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years old. His trials through 16 chemo treatments and 35 radiation treatments left his whole throat an open sore and his wife developed ingenious food preparations to enable him to swallow; however, he lost 40 pounds. Throughout the ordeal he searched the scriptures for relief and went over the songs of inspiration as he endured the horrible treatments. Primarily he learned that as he came close to his Father, he found peace and plans for his future. To key his audience into those plans he selected from Mark 4, the story of Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee when his disciples were so frightened that they feared that they would lose their lives. Inspired from that story, he has written a book of his experiences, “Through the Eyes of a Storm,� that he gives away or sells for $8.95 to fund his reaching out to others who have just entered the storm of a cancer diagnosis. He also has established a network of help called “Survivor to Survivor� which joins a cancer survivor with a newly diagnosed patient. His plans extend to hoping to establish a scholarship fund for children of cancer victims. Other key scriptures that aided him when his need was so great include 2 Corinthians, James 1:2, and Philippians 4:6-8. He is on a mission of help that he needs others to join.

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DSC YARD SALE DONATIONS NEEDED Ok, spring cleaners! Dyer Station is having a spring yard sale and committee members are asking for donations. If you have stuff you need to get rid of, here is your opportunity to do so. Items can be dropped off at the First Presbyterian Church manse porch (across from Brown Shoe), or dropped off at the home of Donnie or Jennifer Cox. The yard sale is planned for the weekend after Easter, so please start your spring cleaning now! RELAY FOR LIFE LUKE FLOWERS MEMORIAL 5K RUN/WALK The Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Luke Flowers, sponsored by the Dyer School Relay For Life team, will be held April 21st. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. A balloon release will be held at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin at 9 a.m. There will be awards given at the end of the race. The first 50 to enter will receive a free t-shirt. Extra t-shirts will be available for $10. Sponsors names will be listed on the back of the shirts. Also, Bobby Sullivan and Keith Siler will be cooking Boston Butts. Pre-order now by emailing The price will be $30. BBQ will also be sold by the pound or sandwich that morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will be jumpers for the kids and other things of interest including a few items for silent auction.

County jail sees high from page 1 Inmate telephone fees totaled $9,330. Com. Williams commended Sheriff Chuck Arnold and his staff for providing information to the Complex Committee. “I’m always impressed with the amount of info we are given by the Sheriff and Sherry Jo (Smith),� said

Williams. “Sheriff Arnold could take the stance that he’s elected like we are, but he doesn’t take that stance, and he includes us in the discussion and asks us about day to day matters. He doesn’t want us to be blindsided, and I appreciate that.� Williams said overtime pay and costs of inmate

medical care are budget concerns but are being controlled and managed. “They are working hard on providing training and keeping equipment up for the deputies and the county,� said Williams, commending the Sheriff, Mayor Tom Witherspoon and the Complex staff for “doing a good job.�

Host families needed for exchange students Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester program homestays, and the sponsoring organization, Pacific Intercultural Exchange (P.I.E), needs a few more local hosts. Americans mentor international teenagers and provide a caring environment, a room and daily meals. P.I.E. area representatives match students with host families by finding common interests and lifestyles through an informal in-home meeting. Prospective host families are able to review student information to select the perfect match. There is no such thing as a typical host family. One can be married, single, retired, with children or no children. The international teenagers are ages 15-18 years old, have their own spending money, are academically strong, speak English well enough to attend a public high school, and are waiting to hear from a friendly American. The international students have accident and health insurance and are anxious to share their cultural experiences with their new American families. P.I.E. currently has programs to match almost every family’s needs, ranging in length from a semester to a full academic year, where the students attend local high schools. Families who host for P.I.E. are also eligible to claim a $50.00 per month charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns for each month they host a sponsored student. For the upcoming school year, P.I.E. has students from Germany, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Belgium, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Norway, China, Denmark, Thailand and other countries. P.I.E. is a non-profit educational organization that has sponsored more than 20,000 students from 40 countries since its founding in 1975. The organization is designated by the United States Department of State and is listed by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), certifying that the organization complies with the standards set forth in CSIET’s Standards for International Educational Travel Programs. Families are encouraged

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keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.� We must keep God’s Word dear to our hearts. We must cherish it above all else or perish. If we’re not using it as a plumb line in our lives, then what are we using? The same old ugly standards of the world? The Word of God is what we’ll be judged by on the great day of the Lord. Ask God to help you develop a passion for the reading of His Word. Great students make great teachers and great teachers produce great disciples. Be a people of prayer this week. Pray for the addicts to be set free and pray, pray, pray these drugs out of our community. Jesus gave us authority to bind this spirit of addiction. He said that “whatsoever shall be bound on earth shall be bound in Heaven and whatsoever shall be loosed on earth shall be loosed in Heaven.� Let’s bind the spirit of addiction in our community and loose upon this community a spirit of peace and excellence and praise God for the revival that will follow. When you pray, you conquer!

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AMERICAN LEGION NOMINATING/ELECTING MEETING The American Legion, Post 35 Trenton will host a dinner/meeting on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at the Majestic Steak House, 2050 Hwy 45 S. By-pass, Trenton, TN. There will be a buffet offered and the price will be $10.00 per person. The program will be nominating/electing a District Commander. Please notify Commander J. Murray Jones in Trenton at 855-1364 if you plan to attend, with the number attending in your group.

of them.� The very word disciple denotes discipline. Discipline is not just something we receive as children when we disobey our parents. It is something that we must do to ourselves if we are ever to be liberated in Christ – set free from the cares of this world. A new convert cannot grow if they never pick up a bottle of milk. But if we as Christians do not ever direct a newborn Christian to the milk then we have their blood on our hands. Proverbs 5:23 says that “a man shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.� When we disregard God’s Word and allow Satan to busy our lives to the point of not having time to read it, then we are guaranteed a spiritual death – no matter how nice our lives may look hidden behind our three-car garages, hundred thousand dollar brick and mortar homes, and name brand clothes. Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes 12:13 that the conclusion of the whole matter is to “Fear God and

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DYER BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM TO SELL RIBEYE SANDWICHES Members of the winning TNT state championship boys basketball team will be selling ribeye steak sandwiches plus other items in the parking lot of Food-Rite on April 14, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will also be car washes from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come on out, have a sandwich, get a car wash and support these talented young men.

“Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice!� We had a good time in the Lord today as always. Brother Davidson began service leading us in song, “Faith, Faith, Faith.� Brother Sherman Griggs taught the adult Sunday school class. The title of the lesson was “Wisdom or Folly?� He taught on the importance of getting the Word down into our heart and the only way to do this is to read it, think on it and as Ezekiel says, “eat the roll.� So many “Christians� today spend so much time making their lives look good to the outside world that they forget the importance of spending time in the Word. If a person were to spend just half as much time in God’s Holy infallible word as they do trying to make their lives look good, they would discover that their lives would actually be good from the inside out and not just look good. A lot of our “Christians� today spend more time in the mirror on Sunday mornings than they do in the word all week long. People have gotten so busy with all their material gain that the reading of the word has been completely eliminated from daily routine. But the truth of the matter is, Bible reading should be as natural to “Christians� (especially) as brushing our teeth. How in the world can we be an example to new converts and teach them properly if we never read our Bibles ourselves. Jesus’ great commission was to “make disciples


REVIVAL AT SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Salem United Methodist Church will be holding their pre-Easter revival at the church, located three miles east of Rutherford on Hwy. 105. On April 1 at 6:00 p.m., the speaker will be Reverend Garrett Sweeney. On April 2 at 7:00 p.m., the speaker will be Johnny McCurdy. On April 3 at 7:00 p.m., the speaker will be Susan Davidson. There will be special music each evening. Everyone is invited to come and be blessed.

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Chamber to host Professionals Day Luncheon April 25 The Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce is planning the Annual Professionals Day Luncheon for April 25, 2012 at 12 noon at the First Presbyterian Church 503 South High Street in Trenton. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event is themed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Admins, the pulse of the office â&#x20AC;&#x201C; relax and de-stress.â&#x20AC;?

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AIR-EVAC HELICOPTER - Students get a look inside the AIR-EVAC helicopter during the Ag Safety Day held at Todd Family Fun Farm. (photos by Lori Cathey)

DARE OFFICERS ANSWER QUESTIONS - Gibson County D.A,R.E.Officers Deputy Rhonda Bonds and Deputy Dewayne Clark take questions from Rutherford sixth graders about drugs.

CHECKING OUT AN AMBULANCE - EMTP Brian Peay of Gibson County EMS show a group of sixth graders compartments on the ambulance.

USING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER - Gibson County Asst. Fire Chief Ryan Shanklin shows Dyer sixth grader Allie Landrum how to use a fire extinguisher as Aubrie Crooms and Gibson County Fire Chief Bryan Cathey look on.

CLOSE LOOK AT AIR-EVAC HELICOPTER -The AIR-EVAC helicopter team answers questions and give the kids a close-up look at the helicopter.

AIR PACK DEMONSTRATION - Gibson County Fire Chief Bryan Cathey watches firefighter Blake Coble demonstrate an air pack to a group of sixth graders as Gibson County Asst. Fire Chief Ryan Shanklin looks on.

Todd Family Fun Farm hosts Ag Safety Day from page 1 and organizations that provided funds, volunteers or provided equipment or services for the day to be a success,â&#x20AC;? added Todd. National sponsors were Bunge, Crop Production Services, Agrium, Farm Credit, John Deere, CHS, Monsanto, Pioneer, Toyota, Bayer Crop Science, Kubota Tractor, Bridgestone, Buck Knives, DTN, The Progressive Farmer, Farm Journal, Asmark, and Novus. Local sponsors were Gibson County Farm Bureau, Gibson County Young Farmers and Ranchers, UT Agribility-Joetta White, UT Extension, Regions Bank, Farm Credit Services, Bunge, TN Soybean Association, US Army Corp of EngineersWK, Farmers and Merchants Bank-Rutherford, PegasMcVay, Circle S Farm Supply, Consolidated Ag Products-Rutherford, Spellings Livestock-Blake Spellings, Food Rite, Wyman Branson, Yorkville Gin, Gibson County EMS, Gibson County Fire Dept,. First Responders, Air Evac, Tennessee Tractor-John

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Sports & Education GC Pioneers play four games in Memphis area BY LORI CATHERY The Gibson County Pioneers started week two by playing four games around Memphis. First GC took on the Memphis Eagles. GC took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a double by Tanner Harrison. Cory Oliver was hit by the pitch with two out, then Zach Wiginton doubled home both runners. Memphis made the score 4-2 by scoring 4 runs in the top of the third. The Pioneer bats cough fire in the bottom of the third. Taylor McKinney and Addison Davidson singled. John Michael Morris doubled in both runners. Carter McMackin singled in Morris. The Pioneers scored 5 runs in the third and four more in the sixth inning giving GC the 11-7 win. Starting pitcher A. J. Metzger got his second win of the year by pitching a complete game while striking out 5, walking 1 and giving up 8 hits. Hitting stars for Gibson County were Tanner Harrison with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored and1 RBI. John Michael Morris had a double, triple, 2 runs and 2 RBIs. Zach Wiginton had 2 hits, 1 of them a double, and 4 RBIs. In the second game of the night, GC took on Brighton. Brighten scored 2 runs in the bottom of the first. GC got on the score board with a lead-off Home Run by Tanner Harrison in the top of the second making it 21. It was Harrison’s second home run in three games. Brighton then scored 1 in the second and third, and five in the forth inning and went on to beat GC 12-2. Hitting stars for the

Pioneers were: Tanner Harrison with 2 hits, one of them a home run, scored both of GCs runs and had 1 RBI. Four other Pioneers had 1 hit each. The Pioneers then played two games in Munford. In the first game GC took on White Station out of Memphis. This game was a pitching duel. Nether team had a base runner till the forth inning. Taylor McKinney and Addison Davidson both led off the inning with singles. John Michael Morris was hit by the pitch, loading the bases with nobody out. Then, with one out, Tanner Harrison drove home the game’s first run. White Station came back with two runs in the bottom of the fourth making the score 2-1. The game ended 3-1 White Station. Tanner Harrsion pitched the complete game striking out 4, walking 1 and giving up only 5 hits and drove home GC’s only run. Taylor McKinney had 2 hits and scored the only run for the Pioneers. The Pioneers took on the Memphis Wolves for GC’s fourth game in two days. The Pioneers scored 3 times in the first on a one out walk to Addison Davidson. Davidson stole second and third and scored on a RBI single by Carter McMackin. Tanner Harrison followed with a single and then Zach Wiginton hit a 2 run single. The Wolves scored 1 in the bottom of the first. Then in the third inning the Wolves scored 5 runs off 2 GC pitchers before A.J. Metzger came in and struck out the # 4 hitter with the bases loaded. GC then scored one in the fourth and two more

in the fifth to tie the score at 6-6. But in the bottom of the sixth inning the Wolves got a lead off walk, then GC made 3 errors giving the Wolves a 8-6 win. A.J. Metzger who had pitched a complete game less than 24 hours earlier pitched 4 innings striking out 10, giving up no hits and walking 3. The two runs he gave up were unearned. Hitting stars for GC were Carter McMackin with 2 hits one of them a double, 2 runs, and a RBI. Zach Wiginton had 2 hits, 1 run and 2 RBIs. On Friday night the Pioneers went to Dresden with 4 starters out due to sickness and injury. GC jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Addison Davidson got a one out single, stole second and scored on a hit by Zach Wiginton. Then with two outs Carter McMackin walked, stole second and scored on a single by Tanner Harrison. The score stayed 2-0 till Dresden scored 6 runs in the third inning. GC scored one run in the forth, fifth, and sixth innings but Dresden also scored one in the fourth and one in the sixth. Dresden won 8-5 over GC. Hitting star for GC was Zach Wiginton. Zach had 2 doubles, 1 run scored and one RBI for the Pioneers. The Pioneers are 4-5 on the season.

LEADING THE TEAM - Pioneer shortstop Zach Wiginton led the team in hits, doubles, RBIs and hit .438. Wiginton had 7 hits and 7 RBIs, which included 3 doubles. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

TAGGED OUT - Senior Tanner Harrison tags out a runner trying to steal third base. Harrison had 6 hits, 4 RBIs and hit .429 including 2 doubles and his second home run in three games this past week. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Lady Pioneers lose close game to Milan Lady Bulldogs BY LORI CATHEY The Lady Pioneers lost a close district game to the Milan Lady bulldogs 7 to 5. Freshman Macie Cole started the game with a lead off single and stole second on the next pitch, but was left stranded at third at the end of the inning. Milan’s lead off batter opened their at bat with a lead off triple and later scored on a sacrifice bunt to give Milan an early 1 to 0 lead. In the second inning, freshman Bailey Carroll started with a lead off single, but was also stranded at third at the end of the inning. Milan added 2 more runs in the second inning to give them a 3 to 0 lead. The Lady Pioneers were able to add two runs to the board when Madalyn Murray drove in 2 runs with a single to left field. Milan answered in the bottom of the inning and added two runs of their own to make the score 5 to 2. In the fourth inning, the Lady Pioneers did not reach the base and senior pitcher Anna Paige Fuqua struck out the three Milan

batters she faced. The Lady Pioneers added another run in the fifth inning when Chelsea Joyce hit a triple and was then driven in by Madalyn Murray. Milan added two more runs of their own to make the score 7 to 3. In the sixth inning the Lady Pioneers added 2 more runs through walks by Hannah Moore and Chelsea Glidewell and hits by Anna Paige Fuqua, Macie Cole and Anna Santaniello. Milan could not add to their score. In the final inning, Madalyn Murray led off with a double, Bailey Carroll walked and Anna Paige Fuqua got a single to load the bases with no outs. However, the next three batters struck out to end the game giving Milan the win. Even though pitcher Anna Paige Fuqua received the loss, she only gave up five hits and had ten strikeouts. Madalyn Murray was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. Chelsea Joyce was 2 for 4 with 1 triple and 1 run. Macie Cole was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI, 1 run, 1 walk and 1 stolen base.

TEN STRIKEOUTS - Lady Pioneer Anna Paige Fuqua throws out a runner against Milan. Even though pitcher Anna Paige Fuqua received the loss, she only gave up five hits and had ten strikeouts. (Photo by Lori Cathey) SECOND WIN - Gibson County starting pitcher A.J. Metzger got his second win of the year by pitching a complete game against the Memphis Eagles. Metzger pitched 11 innings this past week striking out 15, giving up 8 hits and walking only 4 batters. (Photo by Lori Cathey)


LEADING OFF AGAINST MILAN - Gibson County Madalyn Murray led off with a double in the final inning. Murray was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. (Photo by Lori Cathey)


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LADY PIONEER F&M PLAYERS OF THE MONTH - Blake Smith, assistant vice president of Farmers & Merchants Bank Rutherford, presented game balls to the January and February Players of the Month for the GCHS Lady Pioneers. Jasmine Whittmore (left) is the January Player of the Month and Chelsea Joyce is the February Player of the Month. F&M Bank is the sponsor of the award. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

PIONEER F&M PLAYERS OF THE MONTH - Blake Smith, assistant vice president of Farmers & Merchants Bank Rutherford, presented game balls to the January and February Players of the Month for the GCHS Pioneers. Jercolby Milam (left) is the February Player of the Month and Zach Eskew is the January Player of the Month. F&M Bank is the sponsor of the award. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Rutherford raises $8244 for St. Jude Math-A-Thon Students at Rutherford School recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® MathA-Thon program in memory of Mrs. Pam Flowers and raised $8,244 to help kids

RUTHERFORD ST. JUDE MATH-A-THON TOP MONEY RAISERS - Top money raisers in the Rutherford School Math-A-Thon were Kindergarten Myles Cunningham, first grade- Kate Nicholson and Ethan Meggs, second grade - Peyton Weise, third grade - Autumn Locke and Caleb Thomas, fourth grade - Carter Warren, fifth grade - Hunter Hicks, sixth grade - Brooklyn McCollum, seventh grade - Grant James and eighth grade - Abbie Sims and Rebecca Lee.

battling cancer and other deadly diseases. “We are so proud of our students and community for embracing Math-AThon and raising funds for St. Jude,” said Mrs. Ashley

Shanklin, coordinator of the event. “Every dollar raised will help support the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children in communities worldwide.”

MATH-A-THON PARTICIPANTS - Rutherford School students recently raised $8,244 in memory of Pam Flowers for St Jude’s Children’s research Hospital.

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VACCINATED 2012 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO DOG AND CAT OWNERS: All dog and cat owners are hereby notified that “the Tennessee ANTI-RABIES LAW” as passed by the 1957 Legislature and approved by the Gibson County Court will be enforced throughout the County. All pets 6 months of age must be vaccinated. In order to help dog and cat owners get their dogs and cats vaccinated, the following vaccination clinics have been set up at the veterinarians’ offices during normal office hours at a charge of $6.00 for one year, and $1.00 for registration for each animal vaccinated. The fees for these vaccinations will only be good for the month of April, 2012. All unwanted dogs should be left at the pound at the fairgrounds in Trenton.

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Notice is hereby given that on the 15TH day of MARCH, 2012, Letters ADMINISTRATION, in respect of the estate of PAMELA HICKMAN FLOWERS, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, 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 to the extent provided by law. Date of death: 11/26/2011. This 15TH day of MARCH, 2012.

Notice is hereby given that on the 13TH day of MARCH, 2012, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of MARY HELEN BRYANT JONES, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, 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 to the extent provided by law. Date of death: 2/28/2012. This 13TH day of MARCH, 2012.

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