VOL. 122, 22, NO. 10
TRI-CITY REPORTER WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 5, 2014
Hope & Remembrance
Judge Robert Newell
Judge Mark Agee
Newell to seek re-election
Agee files for re-election
Juvenile Judge Robert W. (Bob) Newell is announcing his candidacy for re-election in the upcoming 2014 elections. He has served in this position since 1998. A native of Gibson County, Newell graduated from Humboldt High School, received an undergraduate degree from Union University, a Masters Degree in Administration & Supervision from the University of Memphis, and Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law. From 1998 to the present, Newell has received additional training through the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges at the University of Nevada in Reno. Areas of study included: â€œThe Role of see page 3
Young girl starts project to help kids at St. Jude BY LORI CATHEY Eight-year-old Ella Armento, a second grader at Dyer Elementary School, created Bravery Bands, a project idea to help the children at St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital. Her mission is to get bracelets to the children at St. Jude to help them feel better as they fight cancer. â€œI got a loom for Christmas and another for my birthday,â€? Ella said. â€œI loved it and I had so much fun making bracelets. After my birthday party I was making a bracelet and a see page 3
SPECIAL PRESENTATION - Members of the Gibson - North Relay For Life committee honored William G. McFarland (center) for all his hard work over the past six or seven years as event chair. This yearâ€™s Event Chair Kasey Harris and Relay For Life Executive Director for West TN Donna Stines presented McFarland with a plaque of appreciation and an engraved vase containing spring flowers. Inscribed on the vase is â€˜How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. You are that light that shines for us all. Thank you from your Relay for Life family.â€™
Gibson - North Relay holds 2014 kick off celebration BY CINDY EAST The Gibson â€“ North Relay For Life Kick-Off Celebration was held Thursday, February 27 in the Gibson County High School Theater. Event Chair Kasey Harris and Co-Chair Buni Wendt discussed games and contests that will be held the night of Relay. Wendt is also activities and entertainment chair for the group and has many fun and entertaining ideas to keep participants up all night long laughing and having fun. The theme this year is â€˜A Knight of Hope and Remembrance.â€™ The Relay event will be held Friday, June 20th at Gibson County High School on the football field. Opening Ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. and closing ceremony will be at 2 a.m. Harris asked the cancer survivors attending to stand and be recognized. â€œYou are why we relay, â€œ he said. Harris went on to give credit to the committee members attending which included Sabrina
Sullivan, Debbie McDaniel, Brian Albea and Betty Bell. He also introduced Donna Stines, Relay For Life Executive Director of West TN. Serving as Honorary Chairs this year are Sherry Elliott and Bo Booth of Dyer, Betty Cunningham and Betty Lou Little of Bradford, Joy Milligan of Nebo, Lynn Whitworth and Katrina Simpson of Rutherford, and Wanda King Farrar from the Yorkville/Rutherford Community. Honorary Chairs for Kenton have not yet been determined. Suggestions for the Kenton Honorary Chairs are welcomed. Contact Kasey Harris with suggestions. Elliott said she was diagnosed in October of last year with carcinoma and is doing well with her treatments. â€œI am going to be a survivor, with the grace of God,â€? said Elliott. Booth, also diagnosed in October, had surgery on his sonâ€™s birthday, October 28. He went for from see page 10
Gibson County Utility District hosts Chamber breakfast BY CINDY EAST Gibson County Utility District hosted the Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast last Thursday, February 27th. Executive Director Shelby Kee welcomed everyone to the event that encourages networking with fellow Chamber members. General Manager Pat Riley discussed all that went on behind the scenes during the really cold period in January. The first week was the coldest period but the entire month caused us to purchase natural gas on the open market. Riley said the demand for natural gas during that time was unprecedented. â€œGCUD purchased natural gas 13 times between mid-December and now. This has never happened before and open market priced gas had to be purchased resulting in an increase to consumers for that time frame. Rates have not gone up,â€? stressed Riley. â€œIt was a one time thing.â€? Riley also discussed the gas districtâ€™s fleet of natural gas powered vehicles. He said in the first year, with just three vehicles, we were able to reduce our gasoline consumption by 1,600 gallons of gasoline which translates to over 100 barrels of oil that the country did not have to import. The company now has six natural gas vehicles and will add three more to its fleet by next June. see page 3
General Sessions Judge Mark Agee has filed his petition to stand for re-election as an independent candidate. Election day will be August 7, 2014. In announcing his candidacy Judge Agee stated, â€œThe greatest honor of my life has been to serve the people of Gibson County as their General Sessions Judge. General Sessions is the peoples Court. I take pride in how hard my staff, the Court Clerk, and all personnel, have worked to keep this Court user friendly. Citizens should always have confidence that they shall be treated fairly and with respect. I see page 2
Grand Jury hands down 14 indictments BY DANNY JONES, THE GAZETTE The Gibson County Grand Jury, meeting Monday, Feb. 24, returned 14 true bills. One of the indictments handed down was for first degree murder against Jerry Lynn Heavner, 66, of Milan. Gibson County Sheriffâ€™s investigators arrested Heavner December 10 and charged him with fatally shooting James R. Cannon, 58. The shooting took place at the home of James Mitchell in Flowers Subdivision just off Trenton Hwy. Heavner and Cannon were see page 3
GCUD HOSTS NETWORKING BREAKFAST General Manager Pat Riley and staff at Gibson County Utility District hosted the Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast held Thursday, February 27th. Chamber Executive Shelby Kee welcomed those in attendance.
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Insight & Opinion A short history of Tennessee farming
Clayburn Peeples reports: I was talking to a farmer the other day who had been called for jury duty. “I don’t want off,” he said, “I’m proud to do my part, but I really need to be in the field next month. Can I trade and serve some other time of the year?” His request was granted, of course. The last thing those of us who work in the court system need to do is to make it harder for those who pay for it, to earn a living. And farming, unlike most other professions, sometimes can’t wait. When it’s time to plant, it’s time to plant, and the window of opportunity can be short and erratic. So this is not the time of the year for farmers to be on jury duty. But that’s not a problem; there aren’t that many farmers left, even here in West Tennessee. Nationally only about 2 percent of the population are farmers or ranchers, the lowest percentage in our country’s history. Here in Tennessee, the number of farmers decreased 9 percent from 2002 to 2007, and the number of Tennessee farmers who consider farming to be their primary occupation is fewer than 30,000. Still, farming is a huge, huge part of what makes Tennessee the great state it is, and the history of Tennessee cannot be understood without knowing the history of Tennessee farming as well. For its first 150 years, agriculture was the heart and soul of Tennessee’s economy. For at least our
first century and a half, most of Tennessee’s wealth was in its farmland, and a majority of our marketable products were grown in Tennessee soil. You would think someone would’ve written and published an exhaustive history of agriculture in Tennessee, but if there is such a book, I’ve yet to find it. Furthermore, with very few exceptions, general history books covering the state pay scant attention to life on the farm over the last two centuries. What a shame! Farming in Tennessee made the state what it is, and it made us who we are. We think of the first European settlers as being hunters, and they were, but they were farmers as well. Farming, as a matter of fact, was even more important to their survival than hunting was, and the first thing most of them did upon arrival was to plant corn, beans and other vegetables. Farming quickly became the driving force behind the early settlement of Tennessee and was primarily how the state grew economically during the first 150 years of our existence. It was also the main source of household income for most of our state’s history. To understand farming’s history we must understand early settlers. Most were men and women out to better themselves by exploiting Tennessee’s rich farming potential. And what a potential it was. No state has ever grown faster
than Tennessee did after settlement began, and the reason was, we have terrific land. And that’s what settlers, most of them, were looking for. The first settlements in the state were in East Tennessee, in the broad valleys of the Tennessee and Holston Rivers, and in the fertile central basin circling the Cumberland River in Middle Tennessee. By 1796 both regions were substantial farming areas. After 1818, settlers poured into West Tennessee where they began extensive farming activities almost at once, and within 50 years the entire state went from being an undeveloped wilderness to a collection of flourishing agricultural regions. The settlers’ first task, wherever they were, was to establish a farmstead and feed their families. Land, early on, was acquired by buying, renting or squatting on private or public property. The settlers would then build unadorned small log buildings, break ground for a field or two and put in food crops. They then lived on wild fruits, game and garden vegetables while they waited for their first crop, almost always corn. Corn was the main source of nourishment for our early settlers. Why? First of all, you could grow corn in new fields, second, pests generally left corn alone, and third, it was easy to grow, tending to itself after it came up. Also, it could be prepared in many different ways and made into different
foods, and finally, corn gave high nutritional yields. But as tillable fields became available from clearing, the settlers began planting broadcast crops as well, and acquiring livestock which, having no fences, they literally allowed to run wild. Easiest to raise were hogs because they required little care, survived on forest products most of the year and were
easily preserved by curing and smoking. So Tennessee farm families ate pork and cornbread and kept clearing more and more land. They added more rooms to their houses, built barns and other outbuildings, and this was repeated over and over until the mid 1800s when every part of the state was in farm production. The typical farm in
antebellum Tennessee was not a plantation, as so many people think, but was a modest farmstead of between 50 and 100 tillable acres with a larger amount of woodland attached. Every member the family worked on the farm, together and without any outside help. The vast majority of Tennessee farmers did not own slaves. (to be continued)
Agee files for re-election from page 1 am also very proud of the work of the Gibson County Recovery Court over which I am privileged to preside. About 150 men and women have successfully completed the program. Of those, 87% have not re-offended and gone on to new productive and law abiding lives.” “ I have never claimed to be perfect and I put my pants on every morning just like everyone else. But I take my solemn obligation as a judge very seriously. While I serve I will undoubtedly make some mistakes but this will continue to be my vow to my fellow citizens; that I will respect the law, care about people, and above all else love justice. I humbly ask the citizens of Gibson
County for their vote and, as long as I am privileged to serve, their continuing prayers” added Agee. Judge Agee is a 1978 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 1980 grad of the University of Tennessee College of Law. He began law practice in Gibson County with the firm Harrell & Harrell in 1983, and has 20 years experience as a practicing attorney along with 19 years of Judicial experience. He is a former president of the Tennessee General Sessions Judges’ Conference, and former president of the Gibson County Bar Association, chairman of the Board for West Tennessee Legal Services, and founding Board Member of the Gibson
County Carl Perkins Center for the prevention of Child Abuse. Judge Agee also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member for DSCC Trenton Campus. Judge Agee and his wife, Jodie are the parents of four children, Jill Hampton and husband Ben, MaryLauren Agee, John Mischke and wife Kara, Sara Mischke. They are the proud grandparents of grandson Noah Hampton. The Agees are members of the 1st United Methodist Church in Trenton. “In closing let me say that during all my years on the bench I have worked to keep the court all about people, fair play, and justice and not politics. So long as I serve, that is how I pledge to keep it,” said Agee.
Pages from the Past 10 YEARS AGO March 4, 2004 The lady Pioneers maintained their undefeated record and guaranteed themselves a Sub-State game on Saturday night when they beat Covington 66-42 and advanced to the Regional Championship Game. Gibson County will, for the fourth time this season, play Crockett County Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in Brownsville. A native of Kenton, Tom Wade, Jr. has incorporated concerning personal nuggets of insight and reminiscence about family, friends, and community. Although the book is appropriately titled: “My Family, My Friends, and Me.” The title is a bit misleading in so far as being only an autobiographic work. It possesses a certain spirit in its own right, passing beyond the original intent of its author to ‘simply write a chronicle’ of the familial. The Tennessee Development District named State Rep. Chris Crider Legislator of the year recently at the Downtown
Sheraton in Nashville. Director John Bucy bragged on the freshman Legislator saying, “Chris has worked hard for us, particularly with issues affecting the elderly and aging population. He’s been very responsive and refreshing.” 25 YEARS AGO March 2, 1989 The U.S. Small Business Administration notified Governor Ned McWherter last week that it has granted his request that 13 Tennessee counties be declared a disaster area due to flooding, Wilson County and Obion County were declared primary disaster areas due to large uninsured losses sustained to homes and businesses following heavy rains and localized. A Gibson County educator is one of 60 Tennessee chemistry teachers attending a chemistry/environmental education workshop March 1-3 in Nashville. Jane Pinkerton, a teacher at Gibson County High School will attend a seminar entitled ‘Teachers, Industry and the Environment.’ 50 YEARS AGO
March 5, 1964 A group of Gibson county business, professional and civic leaders learned last Saturday that high school home economics is no longer lust cooking and sewing. They were invited to a luncheon at Peabody High School in Trenton where the vocational home economics departments of the county not only fed them one of the best meals they ever tasted but explained the role today’s home economics departments are playing in helping young women develop leadership and skill in selfimprovement, betterment of their families, and in service to their community. Top scholastic students for the 1964 Dyer High School graduating class are Larry Orr, Valedictorian and 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Frank Orr, and Miss Mary Nell Thomas, salutatorian and 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Y. Thomas. Dr. Benjamin Register Baucom, retired dentist of Kenton, died about 10:30 Monday night after a sudden illness. He was 84.
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Young girl starts project from page 1 commercial for St. Jude came on the TV. I told my mom that those kids were very sad about being in the hospital. I thought to myself, ‘I could make some bracelets to make them feel better.’ I told my parents about my idea and they said I could do it.” She then decided she would raise money to purchase a loom kit to give to each patient to make his or her own bracelets. Ella came up with Bravery Bands for the name, because she thought the kids could wear them while they were fighting their sickness and it
could help them feel brave. With help from her teacher, Aimee Patton, Ella sent out a note asking the entire Dyer Elementary student body to bring in as many bracelets as they could. In her note she reminded everyone this is not for me it’s for the kids. The class who brought in the most bracelets would win an ice cream party. Mrs. Leslie’s second grade was the winning class with 132 bracelets. Dyer School as a whole collected 425 bracelets and raised over $50 for St Jude’s. Ella goal is 700 Bravery Band bracelets and $1,500 to buy
500 looms. “Mrs. Patton has been extremely supportive of Ella’s project,” remarked Sarah Armento, Ella’s mom. “She is constantly coming up with new ideas to help Ella’s project come off the ground. We are so blessed to have her as Ella’s teacher.” Ella is doing different things to help raise money. She has already sold 55 t-shirts and raised $550 at two yard sales with the help of her friends. You can contact Ella on their website at www.braverybands.org or Facebook page by searching for Bravery Bands.
Newell to seek re-election from page 1 Juvenile Judge;” “Evidence in Juvenile and Family Law Court;” “Management of Challenging Family Law Cases;” “Dispositional Alternatives for Juvenile Offenders;” and “Improving Court Practices in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases.” Newell has extensive work experience with children. “I feel my background as a teacher and coach, school administrator, school board member, county commissioner, attorney and juvenile judge for (16) years makes me uniquely qualified and well-suited for this position. I have invested the greater portion of my career to working with and for young people and their families. With the passion I have for striving to improve the future for our children, I
view my judgeship as more than just a job. In spite of the increased workload of what is supposed to be a part-time position, I have been available to serve the court, as needed, on a fulltime basis.” A project long supported and encouraged by Newell was accomplished this past year. The Gibson County Commission affirmed their concern for and support of the work of the juvenile court by providing muchneeded improved working conditions. The renovation of the former jail to house the court and office space has allowed the county to have an excellent facility to serve the needs of our citizens and young people. The juvenile justice system affects the lives of many children, parents,
families and, in the long run, every citizen of Gibson County. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with the commission, school officials, law enforcement agencies and parents to meet the three-fold objectives of juvenile court: protect the citizens of Gibson County; act in the best interest and welfare of children; uphold the dignity of the law,” comments Newell. Judge Newell is an active member of First Baptist Church, Humboldt, where he serves as a deacon. He is married to the former Fran Colvin of Jackson. They have three sons and 5 grandchildren. “In times like these – experience matters! I respectfully ask for your vote and continued support.”
Rutherford native excels in military, gives back to fellow fallen soldiers BY CINDY EAST Joe Scobey is a Rutherford native and a 2003 graduate of Gibson County High School. After graduation he joined the Air Force in March 2004 and married his high school sweetheart, Megan Thompson, in September that same year. Scobey is a Special Mission Aviator (SMA), which is a flight engineer, gunner and loadmaster all in one. His rank is E-6 Technical Sergeant. He has deployed six times to Iraq and Afghanistan, completed two associate degrees and a Bachelor’s Degree in business. He and his wife have two daughters, Cadynce 7 and Alexis 2 and is stationed at Hurlburt Field in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He is the son of Roger and Zhonda Scobey. Scobey joined the Air Force Special Operations community in September 2006 and has been in Special Ops ever since where he has been flying AC-130U Gunships. In the fall of 2012, he was selected to be a Test Director on a new AFSOC aircraft. Scobey is involved in the Air Commando Ruck March, a 450 mile ruck that will take place March 29-April 4. The event benefits the Air Commando Association (ACA) Foundation Endowment, which is devoted to providing support to past, present and future Special Ops airmen. All donations to this foundation are 100 percent committed to this end, as all administrative and other overhead costs are absorbed by the Air Commando Association. The ACA is the United States Special Operations CORRECTION In “County primaries are set,” which ran in our last issue, Rodney Wright’s last name was misspelled. Wright is running for Gibson County Sheriff on the Republican ticket in the May 6th primaries. Paul Thomas, an Independent candidate for Gibson County Sheriff, will not appear on the May 6th ballot since Independent candidates do not hold primary elections. We regret the errors.
Command Care Coalition’s ‘go to’ organization for helping Air Commandos and their families when no other agency is able. The foundation has served the Air Commando community in a wide variety of ways. Even as deployments decrease, the unmet needs of these heroes will remain. ACA provides assistance to Air Force Special Operations families in times of need and honors the memory of those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Sixteen Air Commandos from Hurlburt Field will participate in the 3rd annual ruck. They are ruck marching 450 miles to honor their brothers and sisters in arms. The march will originate on March 30th at McDill AFB, Tampa FL, the home of the United States Special Operations Command and end at Hurlbert Field, FL, home of Air Force Special Operations Command. “Our rucks weigh a minimum of 40 pounds up to 60 pounds. Last year the ruck was able to raise $30,000 to help the families of fallen special ops brothers and sisters. We will start our march from the Special Operations Memorial in Tampa FL. We will walk one team at a time continuously until we reach Hurlburt Field AFB in Fort Walton Beach, FL 450 miles later. We will be walking on highways going through small towns just like Dyer, TN, talking to citizens and veterans along the way. We will be using fire departments, police departments, American Legion, and VFWs as our staging areas to eat, sleep,
and maybe wash our clothes,” said Scobey. Scobey thought some people from his hometown area might be interested in making donations to this worthy cause. To donate, please visit http://youcaring. com/nonprofits/to-honorspecial-operations-brotherssisters-step-by-step/113635. Or check it out on facebook at https://www.facebook. com/pages/Air-CommandoRuckers/274979869218743
SCOBEY IN RUCK WALK - E-6 Technical Sergeant Joe Scobey participates in last year’s Air Commando Ruck Walk that raises money for fallen Air Force Special Operations members and their families.
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BRAVERY BANDS - Dyer Elementary School children from all grades have participated in the Ella Armento’s (girl wearing headband) ‘Bravery Bands’ fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. (photo by Lori Cathey)
Tidwell welcomes new accountant to office staff Joe Tidwell is proud to announce the addition of Greg Pillow to the Joe A. Tidwell CPA office staff in Rutherford. Greg has worked the past 23 years for Quad Graphics (formerly World Color) in Dyersburg as an Assistant Controller for 16 years and as a Controller for the past 7 years at Dyersburg and other multiple divisions. He has a BS in Accounting and MBA from the UT Martin and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He is currently planning to take the CPA exam to attain his CPA license. He also has 30 years experience in income tax preparation. Greg grew up in Dyer and has lived in Yorkville and Dyersburg, but currently resides in Rutherford with his wife, Kim Elliott Pillow. “I have enjoyed coming
back to live and work in the Tri-City area and partnering with Joe Tidwell. I hope that my experience will help continue the excellent service that Joe has provided over the
years, as well as contribute to the success of our clients. We are a full service CPA Firm and offer management consulting as well as bookkeeping and tax service.”
NEW ACOUNTANT - Joe Tidwell welcomes Greg Pillow to the Joe A. Tidwell CPA office staff.
Grand Jury hands down from page 1 reportedly arguing about a game of dominos. O t h e r indictments Heavner are as follows: •Marquita Hart aggravated child abuse, neglect (under eight years of age), aggravated child abuse (under eight); •Danny Hart - aggravated child abuse, neglect (under eight years of age) two counts, aggravated child abuse (under eight) two counts; •Charles David Herndon - violation sexual offender registry (providing required
information); •Michael Lee Smith manufacture of schedule VI (20-99 plants), possession schedule VI with intent to manufacture, deliver, sell, possession of drug paraphernalia (felony); •Cassandra Hewitt aggravated assault injury and weapon; •Jonathan Crowe domestic assault, injury; •James A. Shull - reckless endangerment, deadly weapon involved (five counts), reckless driving violation of lane law, improper use of vehicle registration, failure to exercise due care; •Robert Wayne McAlister prohibited weapons, possession schedule II with intent to manufacture,
sell, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on revoked, suspended, cancelled license; •Billy T. Gateley reckless endangerment, DUI (.08 percent or more), DUI with minor in vehicle, DUI, violation open container law; •Carlos Lyneur Kirby contraband in penal facility, telecommunication device; •Debronski Denota Donald - driving on revoked, suspended, cancelled driver license with priors; •Eddie Davidson vandalism under $500, domestic assault; •Andrew Martez Cole aggravated robbery, aggravated assault injury and weapon.
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Community Living New Hope By Shirley Hooper Wednesday evening our minister Bro. Corey Meggs spoke on ‘the Discipline of Disciples.’ We often lose our focus and drift in our spiritual life. God is not pleased with half-hearted worship. He wants our all! Scripture was from John 15:5-8. He produces, we bear fruit. Steps we must follow are 1. Read God’s Word daily. 2. Reflect on God’s Word as He gives us insight. 3. Meditate on God’s Word gaining wisdom. 4. Respond to God’s Word putting it into practice. Sunday morning Bro.
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State Trooper assigned to the Jackson District. Pamela is a Registered Dental Assistant and currently employed by Dr. Gentzler in Lebanon, TN. They plan on making their home in Medina.
Sunday School for Shut-Ins By Mary King When you’re ready please read Romans 8:1. I’d been bothered all week, worried and condemning myself for mistakes, especially procrastination. After I’d worried myself into a state of anger, I finally went to the Lord and surrendered. Smart uh? My prayer went like this: Lord, I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I’m not worth anything. You’ve been good to me and I’ve been lousy. Lord, I ask one answer in the morning, tell me what’s wrong with me during church in the morning. I’m asking surrendered to whatsoever You tell me to do. In the name of Jesus. Amen. The next morning I went to Sunday school (or bible study). The teacher told the Bible story of the kids and then she said, ”Now let’s say the verse together.” “Bearing with one another, and forgiving on another, if anyone has a complaint against another, even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do” Colossians
3:13(NKJV). I said the words and then read the reference with the children. I wasn’t expecting the Lord to answer until later. As I said “Colossians 3:13,” the Lord spoke early and said (not out loud but to my heart) and you must forgive yourself too. I’m reminded of what the Apostle Paul wrote: “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended, but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead’ Philippians 3:13(NKJV). The Lord had come to the rescue again at church. He wanted me to stop bringing up that past and remember that I’d bee forgiven for those mistakes I kept thinking about. The thoughts were coming to my mind but I wasn’t supposed to entertain them. Yes, condemning thoughts were coming but they weren’t coming from the Lord. So I’d heard Him say and you must forgive yourself too.
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Terry Owens blessed us singing ‘There is Power in the Name of Jesus.’ Bro. Corey preached ‘Make a Choice to rejoice’ from Philippians 1:1-11. The Apostle Paul was in prison, in chains, but still preaching the gospel. We are urged to be confident of God’s work in us. Stand on His Word, He will keep his promises and finish what He started. Sunday evening services were cancelled due to inclement weather. Remember those on our prayer list and our friends in the nursing home.
Golden Agers The 18 Golden Agers that met February 26 were delighted to welcome Bro. Randy Poole, Tennessee Baptist Coordinator of Mississippi River Ministries, as the speaker of the morning. Included in the group that met also were Woodmen of the World representative Anthony Warren, whom we are counting on coming regularly, Bruce and Cherry Macovich, who had recently recovered from injuries from a fall she had sustained, and Betty and Bro. Jerry Legg, who had a day off from the chemo that he usually has on Wednesday. Our prayers continue for Bro. Legg, whose health is mending well and for Kay Rayfield’s niece Ruth Ann who is off the ventilator and is in a room. Robert David Replogle, Jane Forsythe’s son-in-law, has recovered completely from the reaction that he had from medicine. We prayed for Bro. Poole’s sister, Patricia and his dad, Herman. Bro. Randy related his devotional directly to his audience as he shard that even though his parents carried him to church as a child and older, it was his grandmother Gertie who carried him in the summertime when he visited her that he remembered mostly. That gave him the opening to tell us how much he and his wife Cindy are anticipating regular interaction with their grandchildren who have recently moved from out of state. Now they are close by with their parents, his daughter and son-in-law Jesus is Coming Soon
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Christina and Tim. Dyer FBC is also really enjoying parents and children since their joining our church and they already have begun working in the ministries that we have. To continue his devotion about the importance of older saints carrying the message of the Lord to coming generations, he read from the Psalm 78:2-7, in which the aged declared the testimony of their wonderful and powerful God. Also, the psalmist related how stories were told through many generations, as grandparents now tell stories to the young and then what they learn from the old is channeled by the daring of the young. In Psalm 145:1-4, the responsibility is given to each coming generation. Bro. Randy said that golden age is an apt description of people of later years as they shine like gold and have been refined. Bro. Randy cited Caleb as an example of God’s approval of an aged man’s faith. He with Joshua were the only men in the group of Israelites older than 40 years that claimed the Promised Land of Canaan after their having wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. Caleb was a vigorous old man of 85 years who asked for the difficult, hill country as his tribe’s inheritance when divisions for the 12 tribes of Israel were made for settling the Promised Land. Lastly Bro. Randy warned that our generation should be careful of letting the generation that follows us fall into the saddest verse in the Bible, Judges 2:10.
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Lowrance Chapel By Brandon Clenney Greetings from the Lowrance Chapel church of Christ! We ask that you continue to pray for Jean Bell, Max Betts, Carlene Meadows, Ruth Paschall, Chase Kemp, Jean Harris, Modeen Pierce, and Wesley Witherspoon. I came across an article this past week that puts into perspective missing the services of the church. The author writes, Then Jonathan said to David: Tomorrow is the new moon and thou shalt be missed because thy seat will be empty (1 Sam. 20:18). These are words of remonstrance spoken by Jonathan to David when he learned that his friend planned to be absent at the time of one of their solemn feasts. It brings to our minds the problem of empty seats in the church house. Each time you are absent from a religious service in which God is wor shipped in truth and in which His word is taught, you are missed. Since God commanded us to assemble, He misses us when we are absent. How it must grieve God for us to trample His com mands under our feet! Take up your Bible and read again Hebrews 10:25. And, too, Christ misses us when we are absent. He has promised to be present when we meet
in His name (Matt. 18:20). When we miss the assembly we miss an appointment with Jesus! He sees and knows. The world and the enemies of the church miss you when your seat is empty. They take particular note of it and make capital of it. They make jesting remarks about how little your religion means to you. Your influence is greatly diminished by irregular at tendance. You cannot convince a per-son that the church can be something of great importance to him unless you show him by your actions that it is of great importance to you. How Satan must laugh up his sleeve when a member of the body of Christ wilfully absents himself from the services of the church! Your fellow Christians miss you when your seat is empty. They enjoy the services, but their enjoyment would be increased if you were there worshipping with them. Jonathan s enjoyment of the feast of the new moon would have been greater if David had been present. But the greatest tragedy is not that you are missed but that you miss something of great importance, something you badly need, something you must have if you are to grow. Don t stay away! Have a great week!
North Union We made it to and from morning service in the rain. Due to bad weather the night service was called off as was the Winter Jam trip for the young folks. Steve McGregor opened Sunday School services as he read from Romans 12: 9-13 and expressed his desire to add more folks to his prayers. Folks from congergation asked for prayers for friends. Happy Birthday wishes were sung to Louise Turner and she expressed how she had come to love the folks at North Union. Michelle Goad was in charge of the Children’s Sermon. She brought some small plastic toys called Legos that children use to build things and told how much they love connecting and making various things. The company who made Legos had a really big business but decided perhaps they needed to make a change. They found making the change was a huge mistake. God made you as you are for a reason. As Christians we are suppose to be able to connect to each other, seek out other people and bring
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them into our group. People still buy the plastic blocks to make different things and Romans 12: 4,5 says we have different functions. For our call to worship Chris read Luke 10:29 and ask us “Who is our neighbor?” His next four sermons will be about putting our faith into action as we lead up to our movie night for the community at 6 p.m. on March 23 to glorify Christ. For his message he had a detour sign and a sign that said ‘take the usual route.’ Most would choose the usual route. We don’t always get to choose the detours in our life. He spoke of how the lawyer was testing Jesus in Luke 10: 25-28. He spoke of the good Samaritan in Luke 10: 33-37. He asked if you were in a ditch, half dead, and naked would you want someone to show up on the scene. Be willing to step out and don’t let barriers get in your way. As always our song service was beautiful music. We were asked to pray for the youth of our community. Several tragedies have occurred in the last few weeks. They are facing such trials, tribulations, and temptations.
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NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL AWARENESS MONTH - The month of February is National Children’s Dental Awareness Month. To help encourage good oral hygiene, the Bookworms had a special Story Time on February 26th to raise awareness. The Bookworms began Story Time by listening to the story “Pony Brushes His Teeth” by Michael Dahl. The story follows a pony as he mimics his father taking all of the proper steps to brush his teeth. After the story the Bookworms enjoyed some sliced bananas for snack. Then, each Bookworms glued white paper squares on a tan construction paper tooth to resemble how our teeth go from dirty to clean when we brush them. After a quick picture, the Bookworms joined in on the Chicken Dance. Story Time ended with the Hokey Pokey. You can join the Bookworm Story Time on Wednesday mornings at 10 at the Gibson County Memorial Library. Bookworms attending were (front row) Lila, Peyton, Kierra, Emmett, Kennedy, Caroline, and Tucker H., (back row) Cameron, Parker, Connor, Caleb, Tyler, Grayson, and Emree. Not pctured are Carter and Tucker G.
Community Calendars SUNDAY NIGHT SINGING Join us for our SUnday Night Singing March 30th at 6 p.m. at North Union CP Church located at 78 Preacher Dowland Rd, Kenton. Enjoy a night of night of praise to our God through song. Thank you and may God bless your business. HOPE FOR THE HURTING Hope For the Hurting will be held March 23rd at 6 p.m. at North Union CP Church located at 78 Preacher Dowland Rd, Kenton. For a night of hope for anyone who has ever been hurt or is hurting Thank you and may God bless your business. KENTON SCHOOL ALUMNI REUNION The Kenton School Alumni Reunion will hold a meeting Thursday, March 6 at the Kenton City Hall at 6:30 p.m. BANQUET OF TABLES The 3rd Annual Banquet of Tables will be enjoyed this year March 15 at 6 p.m. in the Family Living Center at the Dyer First Baptist Church. The table spread will be fancy. The speaker for this inspirational event will be Lisa Smartt, a funny yet challenging young woman who hails from Dresden. Dinner of pork loin, vegetables, salad ad dessert will be prepared by chef Becky Hopper. The food will be delicious! Tickets are $10. Reservations must be made. Call Dawn Jones at 692-2941. FBC men will be the servers. You may come at 5:15 p.m. to view the tables each of which will have a theme of a Bible verse. FREE EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING An early childhood screening for children ages birth-five who reside in the Gibson County Special School District will be held March 20th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dyer Elementary School Library. Screenings are free and will include speech, language, vision, hearing and development. Children learn more during the first five years of life than any other time. Give your child every opportunity to learn and develop to his/her full potential. Appointments are not required, and information about the programs and service will be available. For more information, call Emily Matlock at 692-2444. The screenings are sponsored by the Gibson County Special School District and Tennessee Early Intervention System.
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MOORE IS AIR FORCE ACADEMY NOMINEE - Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump) proudly announced the nomination of 25 students from the 8th District for appointments to the United States Service Academies. Each student nominated by Congressman Fincher will go through the academies’ competitive application process. If offered an appointment, the students will join their respective academy’s class of 2018. Jessamy Moore, a senior at Gibson County High School, was among the five nominees for the Air Force Academy.
WOW MAKES DONATION TO BACK-PAC PROGRAM - Woodmen of the World’s Gibson County field Rep. Anthony Warren, with lodge 153 officers Nathan Smith and Bob White, presents Beverly Dunn of First Baptist Church with a check for $150 to go to their School Back-Pac program serving Rutherford Elementary School.
Bethpage News By Joyce Brown Well, I missed the deadline last week so I’m going to try to combine two weeks in one and if I leave something out, please forgive this old lady. We’ve had really good services at Bethpage. The last Sunday in February we had a special occasion to celebrate with a meal following worship and a note burning. It’s always good to accomplish a goal and get debt free. We had good music, ‘Surely the Presence’ for quiet time and ‘Give Thanks’ for offertory. Brock sang ‘Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone’ Bro. Jeff talked to the Preacher’s Pals about grace. He was so moved by Brock’s song, he changed his sermon from what he had prepared and then preached a powerful message from Psalms 103. We didn’t have night services and many from this community went to Selmer to visit with the family of Joe R (Pete)Hurt Jr. He was born and raised here and attended Mason Hall School, married Helen Baker. They had three children of which our Mike
is the oldest. He was brought to Mason Hall New Salem Cemetery for burial and the family was served lunch at the church fellowship hall. Our prayers and sympathy go to all his family. Dot Sellers reported a good attendance of the GA meeting Sunday afternoon. We look forward to hosting these meetings each month. WOM ladies invite all to participate in collecting items to benefit the mothers and babies at Birth Choice. All baby items from birth to 12 Months are needed and appreciated. Music this week by Jo and Janice was ‘Follow Me’ for quiet music and call to worship was ‘Majesty’and the offertory was ‘As the Deer.’ Deitra sang a beautiful special ‘Until Then.’ Bro. Jeff asked Deacon Tim Griggs to read a selection of Scriptures, Luke 17:20-37 from the pulpit. Then his sermon was ‘Coming Again’ with his text being Rev 22:7-20. I wrote down 12 other references during his sermon. He really stays in the Word. We made a commitment to
pray for revival and Bro Phil Glisson who will be doing the preaching. It will be held March 16-19. You are so welcome to attend and hear the Word of God brought by evangelist Glisson. There will be a baby shower honoring Sarah and Brock Lowrance and their soon to arrive baby girl on Sunday, March 30. The shower not the baby; she is not due until later. As I type this it is sleeting and snowing along with some rain that is freezing on everything, so we pray for safety for everyone that has to travel or work in this. We are so ready for Spring. God bless you all.
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RELIGION Cloras Chapel By Robin McNeil
The family of Neal Sharp wishes to thank members of the extended family and many friends who helped and gave support during our fatherâ€™s illness as well as in our bereavement. To all those that prayed, visited, sent cards and flowers, baked, brought meals, gave donations to the Kenton CP Church and the ALS association, we sincerely thank you. A special note of gratitude and appreciation to Sue Gordon, his two brothers and their wives, Daniel and Faye Sharp, and Joe and Peggy Sharp, and our fatherâ€™s wonderful caregivers and faithful friends. His pallbearers consisted of family and good friends. They included: Bob Hollomon, Mark Hollomon, Randy Pitts, Larry Hollandsworth, Brian McDaniel, Danny Marvin and David Lackey. Honorary Pallbearers: Paul Williams, Billy Wyrick, Ralph Perryman, Pete Mullins, Jimmy Doug Sharp, Calvin Simpson, Larry Boucher and William Earl Boucher. We would also like to thank cousin, Brother James Lumpkin, for officiating the service, Kenton Cumberland Presbyterian Church for hosting the services and providing a meal for the family, Karnes & Sons Funeral home for their assistance, and the Air Force honor guard detail. God bless you all for your kindness. Sincerely, Laura Sharp Giles Vanessa Sharp Multon Words seem in adequate to express our heartfelt gratitude for the many kindness shown our family during Jerryâ€™s long illness and the days following his death. The many prayers, visits, cards and food were so appreciated. So many have commented on how Jerry had an effect on their lives and that was how he lived daily. God bless you all until we see him at the Great Homecoming. Nancy Crouse Joy Patterson (Steve, Charity, and Brett, Hope and Tyler) Sherry Whitby (Jeff, Hunter, Hayden) Beth Glover (Jonathan)
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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We have snow and ice in our area, but we still had church on Sunday! Saturday Pastor Myles, Elder Myles, Elder McNeil, David Myles, Millicent and Shekema Finch attended the New Hopewell Sunday School Convention Planning Session at Badgett Chapel CPCA in Rutherford. They represented Cloras Chapel CPCA. The meeting went well. Afterwards Cloras Chapel had a Christmas Birthday Celebration Meeting. At the end of the year, we will have a dinner observing each month of the year. Each month of birthdays will work together and report what they raised. There were a lot of good ideas and the meeting was a success! We had our annual Church Session and there was also a Ministerâ€™s Class. So Cloras Chapel was busy busy Saturday! Sunday we had a great Sunday School taught by Elder Keith Harris! Minister Yolanda Bradford brought the morning message and she was dynamic. Her title: â€˜Jevohah.â€™ The Male Chorus sang beautifully. We had a high time in the Lord! Sunday afternoon everyone was trying to make it home
before the winter weather set in. Thank God everyone is safe and sound. Prayers go out for the sick and shut in and those who stand in the need of prayer. The third Sunday in March we will have our annual Missionary Day! Our guest will be Sister Tamiko Willis from Humboldt and her church family! We are looking forward to a good time! Lunch will be served! Each is asked to wear white and a hat. White is Missionary color. We were glad to have Elder Walter Nolan in the house and Pastor Myles and officers visited Sister Verdell Fisher and Sister Doris Bradford. Thank God they are doing fine. New Hopewell Presbytery will be March 21 and 22nd at Badgett Chapel in Rutherford. Our Missionary delegates are Sister Robin McNeil and Sister Peggy Bonds. Sister Brenda Dammond is the alternate. For our Session, Elder Ronald McNeil is the Commissioner and Minister Keith Harris is the alternate. We thank God for His grace and mercy toward us. Cloras Chapel says: â€œHave a good week and always worship and praise the Lord in spirit and in truth.â€?
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Sports & Education Lady Pioneers ends season 28-5 BY LORI CATHEY The Lady Pioneers end their successful season with a 66-60 loss to Dresden in the region semifinals at South Fulton. The Lady Pioneers opened the game with Erin Lannom being fouled while driving to the basket she made 1 of 2 foul shots. Gibson County took a 3-0 lead on a pull-up jump shot by Justyce White. Lady Pioneer Sarah Beth Mullins with a defensive rebound and a great pass out to Briana Fields for an easy lay-up, gave Gibson County a 5-0 lead. The Lady Pioneers finished the reminder of the quarter with baskets from CaraBeth Holt, Fields and White to extend their lead to 11 to 7. With 10 seconds left Dresden¹s Jacueline Ellis hit a long 3-
pointer to cut the lead to 1110 to end the first quarter. The Lady Pioneers came out cold in the second quarter and Dresden went on a 10-0 run to take a 20-11 lead. The Lady Pioneers did not score until Fields hit a jump shot with 5:00 left in the quarter. The Lady Pioneers went on a 6-0 run behind baskets by Mullins, Fields and Holt to cut the Dresden lead to 2521 at the half. In the third quarter both teams traded baskets back and fourth and Dresden had a four-point lead going into the fourth quarter. Lady Pioneers opened the fourth quarter with Fields making a pull-up jump shot and Holt making two free throws to get within a point (45-44). An inbound play to Fields for a lay-up
gave Gibson County a 46 to 45 lead with 6:07 left in the game. But Dresden went on a 9-0 run to take a 54 to 48 lead at the 3:26 mark. In the last three minutes Gibson County was forced to foul, but Dresden made 10-of-12 foul shots to end the game with a 66 to 60 win over Gibson County. “The shots we usually hit just didn’t fall for us,” said Gibson County coach Mitch Wilkins. “That was the big difference in the game. Wilkins added, “We are going to miss our two senior Sarah Beth Mullins and CaraBeth Holt next year. Both of them played key role in this year success.” Gibson County for the game was 19-of-54 from the field, 3-of-8 3-pointers
and 13-of-20 from the free throw line with 29 rebounds. Briana Fields had a gamehigh 23 points for the Lady Pioneers. CaraBeth Holt finished with 15 points and Justyce White added 14 points. Sarah Beth Mullins chipped in 5 points and Allie Smithson had 2 points. Erin Lannom scored a point. The Lady Pioneers finished the 2014 season with a record of 28-5. The Lady Pioneers had fiveteam members to make the All-District Team: Sarah Beth Mullins, CaraBeth Holt, Justyce White, Erin Lannom and Briana Fields. Cara Beth Holt also was named to the 7-A Region team and Sarah Beth Mullins was named to the District All-Academic Team.
JUMP SHOT - Sophomore # 4 Briana Fields shoots a jump shot over Dresden’s Carrie Hatchel for 2 points. Fields had game-high 23 points and 4 rebounds against Dresden. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
MULLINS TO THE BASKET - Gibson County’s Sarah Beth Mullins drives past Dresden’s defender for a basket in the 66 to 60 loss in the region semifinals against Dresden. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
FAST ON HIS FEET - Gibson County’s Zack Eskew used his quickness to drive to the basket past two Dresden defenders. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
UP FOR THE SCORE - Gibson County’s Brannion Simpson puts up a shot in the second quarter during Saturday night’s game. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
HOLT GOES UP - Senior Lady Pioneer CaraBeth Holt puts up a shot under pressure for a basket against Dresden. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
HOLT AND HOLT ALL-REGION TEAM - Gibson County senior CaraBeth Holt and her brother Peyton Holt both made the the 7-A All-Region basketball team this past week. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
GC Pioneers falls 75-74 to Dresden BY LORI CATHEY Gibson County faced Dresden in the first round of the 7-A Region Basketball Tournament this past Saturday night. Dresden opened the first quarter up with a 6 -0 run. Gibson County came right back with a drive for a basket by Brannion Simpson, a pull up jump shot from Joe Lee and a long 3pointer by Simpson to make it 8-7 Dresden. Pioneer Zach Eskew scored on a fast break with 16 seconds left in the first quarter, but Dresden had a 12-9 lead at the end of the quarter. In the first two minutes of the second quarter Pierce Holt and Mac Hicks both chipped in a 3-pointers to make it 20-17 Dresden. With 5:03 remaining in the quarter Dresden’s Caleb Davidson made three consecutive 3-pointers to give Dresden 29-17 lead. Dresden took their biggest
lead at the 2:35 mark 36 to 23. The Pioneers answered back with back-to-back 3pointers from Qua Harris and Hicks. Peyton Holt made two free throws with one second left in the quarter to make it 38-32 Dresden going into halftime. The Pioneers stated off the third quarter with baskets from Pierce Holt, Peyton Holt and Joe Lee. Eskew was fouled on a drive to the basket and made 1 of 2 free throws to tie the game at 41-all with 5:14 left in the quarter. The Pioneers took their biggest lead 52 to 45 on a 3-pointer from the right wing by Peyton Holt. Mac Hicks on a lay-up scored the last points of the third quarter giving Gibson County 56 to 53 lead. In the fourth quarter at the 4:45 mark Dresden went on a 5-0 run to tie the game at 64-all. For the next couple of minutes both teams traded basket back-and-
SURROUNDED BY HOLT BROTHERS - Gibson County’s Pierce Holt and Peyton Holt surrounded Lake County’s Jamaica Jones during the districrt tournament. Gibson County finished in fourth place in the 14-A disrtrict tournament. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
fourth. Pioneer Peyton Holt made a 3-pointer from the right corner to give Gibson County a 72 to 71 lead with 1:50 left in the game. With 39 seconds left Dresden’s Austin Daniel made two consecutive baskets to make it 75-72 Dresden. Pierce Holt was fouled and made both free throws to make it 75 to 74. Gibson County with a defensive rebound with 21-seconds move the ball down court. Gibson County took a time out with 8 seconds left to set the play. Peyton Holt took the last shot but it rolled off the rim as time ran out for a 7576 loss to Dresden. Gibson County was 11 of 16 from the free throw line. Peyton Holt led the way for the Pioneers with 20 points. Pierce Holt finished with 15
points and Mac Hicks had 12 points. Joe Lee added 11 points and Brannion Simpson chipped in 8 points. Zach Eskew added 5 points and Qua Harris scored 3 points. “I’m extremely proud of these boys,” said Gibson County coach Justin Lowery. “When thing didn’t go our way they kept pushing back. They left it all out on the floor and that is all you can ask for.” Gibson County lost the last two games of the season each by a point. The Pioneers finished the season with a record of 12-19. Gibson County’s Qua Harris was named to the District All-Academic team. Peyton Holt was named to the AllDistrict Team and the 7-A Region team.
F & M PLAYERS OF THE MONTH - The February Pioneer Player of the Month is senior forward Joe Lee. Lee averaged 10 points, 9 rebounds and 1 block per game. Coach Justin Lowery said, “In the last stretch of the season he has really stepped up his play in all areas of the game and has become a great team player.” The Lady Pioneer Player of the Month for February is sophomore Erin Lannom. Lannom averages 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals per game. She has a 40 percent average for the 3-point range and 82 percent from the free throw line for the season. Coach Mitch Wilkins said, “She has been a very consistant player all year long on both ends of the floor. She is a very determined player and works extremely hard every day.” Blake Smith with Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rutherford presented each Player of the Month with a game ball. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
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UT Martin Heather Butler shines on Senior Day BY LORI CATHEY Saturday afternoon was Senior Day at the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center in Martin as the Skyhawks faithful had their chance to say good-bye to this year’s class. Senior guard Heather Butler helped lead the Skyhawks to a 116-85 record setting victory over Austin Peay. The Skyhawks recognized seniors Heather Butler, Jasmine Newsome, Megan White and manager Tabitha Causey as the winningest class to come through UT Martin. Each of the seniors was introduced and the senior student-athlete then took a flower and a plaque from UT Martin Head Coach Kevin McMillan and underclassmen on the squad delivered gift and action poster to each of them. The Skyhawks women’s
basketball seniors could not have written their “Senior Day” script any better as the Skyhawks broke four UT Martin records. UT Martin scored a singlegame record 116 points and Butler tied her previous single-game record with 44 points. Butler also tied Newsome’s previous record with nine three-pointers in a single game and Newsome set a new program record of 14 assists. Along with the senior duo’s impressive game accomplishments, the duo continues to climb their respective NCAA and OVC leader boards. With Butler’s 44 point performance, she not only continued her double figures streak to 126 consecutive games which ranks seventh in NCAA history, but became the OVC’s alltime leader in made three-
CHAMPIONSHIP - Heather Butller and Jasmine Newsome proudly show off the Ohio Valley Conference Championship Trophy.
point field goals with 381 while jumping from 23rd to 20th on the NCAA alltime scoring list with 2,811 career points. Newsome tallied 25 points to move into third on the OVC’s alltime scoring list. Austin Peay jumped out to an early 9-8 lead at the first time out. With 11:44 left to play in the first half the Lady Govs outscored the Skyhawks 14 to 13 to take a 23-21 lead. The Skyhawks got back into the game by forcing three turnovers and basket by Butler, Jones and Newsome. UT Martin tied the game at 39-all on a 3–point play by Butler. The Skyhawks went on a 13-4 run to end the first half taking a 57-43 lead at halftime. The Skyhawks opened the second half with a 2719 run to take an 84 to 62 lead. With 4:06 left in the game Butler tied the school’s single game threepoint record with nine and the single-game scoring record as she scored her
44 points. As McMillan substituted the seniors out with under 2:57 left in the game, they each were given a standing ovation. UT Martin outscored the Lady Govs 59-42 in the second half for a 116-85 victory. Against Austin Peay Butler connected on 9-of12 3-pointers and 16-of28 field goals. She had 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. The win saw the Skyhawks break the single game scoring record with 115 points and moved the team to 15-1 in conference play, tying the program’s best conference finish. Monday the Ohio Valley Conference named Butler the Player of the Year. UT Martin will return to action in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament after earning the No. 1 seed and a double bye. The Skyhawks will have to wait to find out their opponent before opening play at noon on Friday, March 7 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.
COACHES- Coach David Russell and Kevin McMillan and Heather Butler have won three Ohio Valley Conference Championships at, UT Martin. Russell and McMillan were also Butler high school coaches at Gibson County. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
BUTLER TIES HER RECORD - UT Martin’s Heather Butler sank this shot to tie her school record of 44 points in a single game against Austin Peay this past Saturday.(Photo by Lori Cathey)
SENIOR DAY CEREMONIES - UT Martin Head Coach Kevin McMillan presented a flower and a plaque to Heather Butler during Senior Day Ceremonies this past Saturday. Pictured with Heather are her mother Sue Butler and sister Rachel Butler. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
Jr. High Volleyball defeat Humbolt BY LORI CATHEY The Gibson County Jr. High Volleyball Team faced Humboldt Lady Vikings this past Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Pioneers took the match in two straight sets. Gibson County aced the opening serve to start the first game and took a 4-0 lead.The Lady Vikings responded with a 3-0 run to make it 5-4 Gibson County. The Lady Pioneers went on two quick runs for an 18-9
lead. Gibson County closed it out with a 25-18 win. In the second game, Humboldt took a 3-0 lead, but Gibson County came right back and took a 6 to 3 lead. Aubrie Croom with a 5-0 service run that included an ace to give Gibson County 14-5 edge. Lady Pioneer Ashley O’Daniel followed with an ace and served for 10 straight points to give the Lady Pioneers a 25 to 8 win over Humboldt.
2014 GIBSON COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH VOLLEYBALL TEAM – The Junior High Lady Pioneers Volleyball team members are (not in order) eighth grade: Aubrie Croom, Liz Hunt , Ashley O’Daniel , Maddie Neal, Kennedy Churchwell, Brylea Young, Shelby Thompson, Haylee Petty, Caitlyn Mayberry, seventh grade: KJ White, Lexie Garner, Ashton Lannom, Brooke Siler, Claudia Gillespie, Jaci White, sixth grade: Macy Neal, Sarah Harrison, Shea Obrien, Hannah Kennedy, Joely Turner and Allison Lay. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
O’DANIEL SERVES – Gibson County’s Ashley O’Daniel serves the ball for 10 straight points with an ace during the win over Humboldt. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
ACTION – Gibson County’s Aubrie Croom returns the ball as the Lady Pioneers volleyball team looks on. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
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IN PLAY - Lady Pioneer Maddie Neal keeps the ball in play during the second set of their match against Humboldt. (Photo by Lori Cathey)
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Gibson County Utility
ATTEND NETWORKING BREAKFAST – Cindy Mitchell, sales representative for the Tri-City Reporter and Humboldt Chronicle, visits with Trenton Mayor Tony Burriss and wife Kathi, who is a candidate for Gibson County Trustee.
RELAY HONORARY CHAIRS – North - Gibson Relay For Life Honorary Chairs for 2014 include Joy Milligan, Sherry Elliott, Bo Booth, and Betty Lou Little.
from page 1 “We are seeing a transformation in transportation. We are building our second company refueling station and plans are underway to build a public/private natural gas refueling station by November of this year to be located across the street,” said Riley. “We will have the only public/ private natural gas refueling station outside of Memphis in West Tennessee. The national average for natural gas is $2.13 per gallon. (It is actually called gge or gasoline gallon equivalent) The Tennessee Gas Association is hosting its 3rd Natural Gas Vehicle Expo at the War Memorial Building in Nashville at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014. The event will begin with registration from noon to 1 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 5 p.m. “We will focus on both large and small Tennessee natural gas powered fleets, natural gas tank safety, an overview from Washington D.C. on the current status of natural gas vehicles in the country, emission reductions and the benefit to the environment. We will also show the movie ‘FrackNation’ from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.” said Riley. “This will be the 3rd NGV Expo that I have been in
charge of. It looks like it will be a good one. We normally have 350 to 450 people to show up for this event. We will have 18 booths available for vendors to set up their wares. We will also line three streets around the capitol with natural gas powered vehicles from across the state,” added Riley. Fleet managers from Waste
Management, Frito Lay, Ryder Trucks and Westwood Farms along with natural gas utilities from across the state will be attending the Expo and sharing the positive impact of natural gas vehicles, fleets, and refueling stations. If anyone is interested in attending the Expo, call Riley at 855-1441 for a registration form.
NETWORKING BREAKFAST - Dyer City Recorder Nathan Reed and Eric Allen, with Edward Jones, visit during the Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast held at Gibson County Utility District last Thursday.
Gibson - North Relay holds 2014 kick off from page 1 his three-month check up recently and his PSA was 0.00, which is good. “I am grateful to God. I run every day and I appreciate the efforts of all the people here. I have been on that side and now I’m on this side,” said Booth. Little was also diagnosed in October but it was 15 and a half years ago in1998. “My prayer then was for God to let me see my grandchildren and I thank him every day.” Milligan was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2001. She had surgery twice to remove her thyroid, half in 2001 and the rest in 2003. She also had radioactive iodine treatments. “I have been blessed and I do what the doctor says,” said Milligan.
Last year’s teams raised $48,500 for Gibson – North Relay For Life. Harris said although the money is important, the focus in on the goal - to find a cure for cancer! He said it did not matter if a team raised in the $100’s or $1,000’s - every dollar counts. “Our Relay is not about just raising money. It is about fighting for a cure. It is about you. Our cancer survivors are why we relay,” said Harris. So far only about four or five teams have committed to participate in the Relay, Harris said. “2013 was a successful year and we want 2014 to be just as successful or more successful. We need more people to step up. It can’t be done with just a few. We need more people. We ask you to
TAKING BIDS The Rutherford Cemetery Committee is taking bids for the 2014 mowing and maintanance season. Applications may be picked up at and returned to Rutherford City Hall. Applications must be turned in by March 14th. NOTICE Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center complies in every respect with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973 as characterized by the absence of separation, discrimination or any distinction on the basis of race, color, creed or national origin in any activity carried on, in by or for the facility affecting the care and treatment of patients or the treatment of employees. The facility will provide inpatient care without regard to race, creed, color, payment source or national origin of those patients who qualify for inpatient care. Records are maintained uniformly without discrimination for all patients. Services and privileges are provided by the facility on a non-discriminatory basis. Privileges of attending patients in the nursing home are granted to physicians and other health professionals without discrimination. Training programs operated by the facility or operated by other institutions within the facility for which the facility provides clinical training will be conducted without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or handicapping condition. Anyone having occasion to refer patients to Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is urged to do so with assurance that we will comply in every way with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Our Section 504 Coordinator is Beth Griffin, L.B.S.W. Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is an equal opportunity employer and a certified Tennessee Drug Free Workplace.
step up and raise money. I encourage you to spread the news about Relay. We need more involvement in our communities,” he said. Stines showed a brief video about Relay For Life. She mentioned two important projects that are funded by Relay. One is the Hope Lodge that provides rooms for patients receiving cancer treatments and Road
to Recovery, in which volunteers provide rides for cancer patients to and from treatments in Jackson. Two presentations were made at the conclusion of the kick-off. William G. McFarland, Event Chair for six years, helped grow the Relay over those years and decided this year to step back, due to health reasons. Harris said he has
LIGHTHOUSE MEDIA AWARD – The Tri-City Reporter was awarded the Relay For Life Lighthouse Media Award, Mid-South Division. The award was presented by Donna Stines, Relay For Life Executive Director for West TN. Accepting was TCR managing editor Cindy East.
done a tremendous job and to show their appreciation, the committee presented him with plaque of appreciation and vase of flowers. Inscribed on the vase is “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. You are that light that shines for us all. Thank you from your Relay
for Life family.” Stines and Harris presented the Relay For Life ‘Lighthouse Media Award Mid-South Division,’ to The Tri-City Reporter editor Cindy East. Harris thanked the newspaper staff for all their support and coverage for the Gibson – North Relay for Life.
‘HORSING AROUND’ – North - Gibson Relay For Life Event Co-Chair Buni Wendt ‘horses around’ during the Relay Kick Off Celebration.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 ESTATE OF OSCAR NEAL SHARP DOCKET: 21178P
NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 ESTATE OF EDGAR JONES DOCKET: 21170P
Notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of February, 2014, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of OSCAR NEAL SHARP, deceased, who died JANUARY 30, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1 or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (a) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) Months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (b) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This the 26th day of February, 2014.
Notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of February, 2014, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of EDGAR JONES, deceased, who died FEBRUARY 2, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1 or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (a) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) Months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (b) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This the 21st day of February, 2014.
Signed: LAURA ELIZABETH SHARP GILES Executrix Estate of OSCAR NEAL SHARP SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM
Signed: GAIL JONES EMRICH Executrix Estate of EDGAR JONES SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM
FLOYD FLIPPIN PO BOX 160 HUMBOLDT, TN 38343 (2tp 3/12)
RICHARD GOSSUM PO BOX 491 TRENTON, TN 38382 (2tp 3/12)
Published on Mar 5, 2014