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TRI-CITY REPORTER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012

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Natural gas vehicles touted as clean transportation solution BY CINDY EAST The Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce held a Networking Breakfast last Thursday hosted by Gibson Utility District. General manager Pat Riley gave a power point demonstration to those attending on natural gas vehicles, touted as America’s new choice for clean transportation. Riley is excited about the possibilities for natural gas vehicles in Tennessee. After a year of planning with the Marketing Committee, Riley’s idea for State Rep. Curtis Halford

the first ever Tennessee Natural Gas Vehicle Expo was held in Nashville April 4th. The Expo was sponsored by the Tennessee Gas Association. The purpose of the Expo was to learn from industry experts how transitioning from diesel and gasoline to natural gas as a transportation fuel can help change Tennessee’s environment, economy and dependence on foreign oil. There were 12 CNG (compressed natural gas) vehicles parked around the plaza during the see page 3

RILEY GIVES PRESENTATON - Pat Riley, general manager of Gibson Utility District, gave a presentation on natural gas powered vehicles during a Networking Breakfast last Thursday.

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Halford seeks re-election

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Curtis Halford of Dyer, is announcing that he will seek re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives. Halford stated, “My family and I are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support and encouragement during this process. We are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive comments sent our way.� While serving in the 107th General Assembly, Halford has served as a member of the full committees of House Health and Human Resources, House Agriculture, as Secretary, and Ethics Committee. Halford also serves as a member of the subcommittee to Health and Human Resources and Agriculture, as Vice Chairman. Additionally, he is Vice Chairman of the Bill Revue Committee. Halford was appointed by Speaker Beth Harwell in 2011

Sports Hall of Fame banquet is April 13th

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Dyer board to pursue housing rehab grant

A VISIT WITH THE EASTER BUNNY - Five-year old twins Haley and Kaley Geno of Dyer visited with the Easter Bunny during the Breakfast With the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt at Yorkville Park last Saturday. The event was sponsored by Wound Care Resources in Yorkville and benefited the Yorkville community.

Brown Shoe building is coming down

The City of Dyer Board of Mayor and Alderpersons met in regular session Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. Those present were Mayor Walton Thompson, Alderpersons Judy Baker, Bitsy Gilliland, Nathan Reed, Robert Johnson, Chris Younger, Roger Gray, and Marilyn Williamson. Alderperson Amanda Callins was absent. City Attorney Jennifer Deen was present. In the mayor’s report, Mayor Thompson advised the board that he had received a call from Randy Nelson regarding a Housing Rehab Grant. Nelson believes that Dyer will receive a grant this year if the application is made. This grant would allow up to $40,000 per house. Thompson asked for the will of the board regarding pursuing this grant opportunity. The board decided to ask Randy Nelson to pursue this opportunity. see page 2

BY CINDY EAST The old Brown Shoe Company building is coming down. Current owners are Scott and Patti Wright. Scott said the building, which covers about two acres, had not been maintained after Cadillac Curtains closed and had fallen into disrepair. The wooden floors were not stable. Raccoons had taken up residence inside. Wright decided to go ahead and take it down. Wright said the building is not just being torn down and trashed. It is being disassembled and what can be saved will be recycled for other uses. The bricks and

some lumber will be shipped to New Orleans, Louisiana to be repurposed and reused. The metal and scrap iron will be recycled in Trenton. Wright has been using the portion of the building that was built in the 1960’s since he purchased it for City Lumber Company. That addition is 100,000 square feet. This portion of the factory is better constructed with concrete floors and will be saved. “We are able to use this part of the factory. We couldn’t use the other. It was too far gone and had water damage. see page 3

DISASSEMBLING - The old portion of the former Brown Shoe Company is being torn down. Much of the wood, metal and bricks will be recycled and repurposed. The newer portion of the building will be saved. Scott Wright, owner of the property, has no immediate plans for the site once it is cleared.

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Tickets are available at local high schools for the Gibson Co. Sports Hall of Fame banquet April 13 at 6:30 p.m. The 16th annual banquet will be held at Peabody High School in Trenton. The banquet meal is catered by Terry McCaslin of Northside Market in Milan. Hall of Fame member Ken White will serve as emcee of the program. Inductees to be honored include: Kaitlyn Dudley, Gibson County High School; Ralph Jones III, Humboldt High School; Jimmy Milligan, Peabody High School; Richard Rice, Milan High School; Nathan Russell, Bradford High School; Harold Scott, Gibson High School; and see page 3

GCSD board okays $4.9 million budget for Medina Middle addition BY CRYSTAL BURNS The Gibson County Special School District board met in special session last Thursday to approve the guaranteed maximum price and bid packages for additions to Medina Middle School. Lashlee-Rich, the district’s Construction Manager, presented the board with three options for the 16-classroom addition that includes expanding the cafeteria. Board members voted 6-0 to accept a guaranteed maximum price of $4,484,500 that also includes an auxiliary gym and locker rooms. Board member Dana Welch was absent. The guaranteed maximum see page 3

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Insight & Opinion

What was eaten at the last supper?

Clayburn Peeples reports: As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic approaches, it seems like everywhere you look, someone, or some organization, is having a commemorative “last dinner on the Titanic” celebration.

Ever since a book came out a few years ago discussing what the passengers “might” have eaten that fateful night, people have just gone gaga over the idea, and just about everywhere such an event is held, it sells out quickly.

But one of the problems people have in recreating such events is that no one is sure, for certain, just what was being served that night. Historians know what food was on board the ship and what the White Star Line,

Halford seeks re-election from page 1 to serve a four-year term as a member of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR).Locally, he is a member of the Board of Cary Counseling Center Peer Support and a member of the Gibson County Planning Commission. Halford supports efforts to restrain government spending and is an opponent of increased taxes. With his help, Tennessee has been able to pass a balanced budget unanimously while lowering the overall amount of the budget. Tennessee continues to enjoy one of the best credit ratings in all of the fifty states. An avid outdoorsman, Halford supports our Second Amendment freedoms. He is pro-life and is honored with the endorsement of

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Tennessee Right to Life in his previous campaigns. He strongly supports legislation currently moving through the House and Senate to repeal the Inheritance Tax (Death Tax) which is a burden to all Tennesseans, especially our farm families. Representative Halford agrees wholeheartedly with Lt. Governor Ramsey when he said, “Tennessee is a great place to live, but a terrible place to die.” Halford continues to be instrumental in obtaining funding for Carroll Academy, which is a school for at-risk students. “We appreciate Curtis Halford’s hard work for the citizens of Carroll and Gibson counties. I certainly look forward to his continued great service in the House of Representatives,” said Representative Gerald McCormick, House Republican Caucus Leader. He is a man of great integrity and the folks of the 79th District have solid representation in Curtis

Halford.” In a personal statement Representative Halford said, “I am incredibly fulfilled serving the people of the 79th District in the Tennessee General Assembly. This has been the greatest opportunity ever afforded to me, but there is still much work to be done to make Carroll and Gibson Counties the best possible communities in the state of Tennessee. I have had the opportunity to work on issues of importance to my district and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know and serve countless constituents throughout the process. I appreciate the support and look forward to running for re-election this year.” Please contact Representative Halford with questions or for assistance with state services. You may reach his legislative office in Nashville at 1-800449-8366 extension 17478 or you may contact him in Dyer at 731-487-5486 or email him at rep.curtis. halford@capitol.tn.gov.

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owner of the Titanic, served on its other ships, and a few Titanic menus survived, but none from that fateful, final night. Survivors weren’t initially asked about what they had eaten for dinner before the ship sank, and by the time someone became interested in the subject, most had died and memories were dimmed for the rest of them. In spite of the lack of precise information, however, enough is known that the foods commonly thought to have been on the menu that evening were probably actually there. The historical record is much sketchier, however, for another famous meal, perhaps even the most famous meal in history, the last supper of Jesus Christ and his disciples. It was one of the pivotal events in His life, in terms of influencing Christian belief and practice over the next 2,000 years, but few things are known about the meal itself, and there is more than a little debate over what is known. First of all, what did they eat? Unfortunately, the Bible is of little help in answering that question. Most of our ideas about what foods were on the table come from artists’ depictions of the event over the centuries. And those depictions have changed drastically over time. For one thing, between 1000 AD and 2000 AD, portion and plate sizes increased dramatically. A couple of years ago researchers made headlines by doing a computer analysis

pomegranates, olives and dates? Would they have likely been on the table? Pomegranates would not have been. It was spring, and they are a fall fruit. Grapes wouldn’t ripen until late summer, although wine would have been available. Olives would surely have graced the table. Figs and dates, dried, at least, would have been available. Wheat and barley, from last year’s crop, might have been available as well. Barley was a very common peasant food, used to make porridge and cakes. Early crops of peas, lentils and vetch could have been on the table as well. If meat was on the table then there would have been no dairy products served, but if not, goat’s milk and yogurt drizzled with honey would be possibilities. Wild asparagus would have been available, as well as all sorts of spices and spring greens. In many artists’ renderings of the event, fish is on the table. One of the group was a fisherman, but the Gospels are silent regarding the menu that night. They just don’t say what was on the table. Except for the bread and the wine. Maybe that’s all there was. Or maybe that’s all we need to be concerned about. What was it Mark Twain once said about interpreting the Bible? “It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.” A dilemma with which we can all identify.

Dyer board to pursue from page 1 Attorney Jennifer Deen relayed to the board that the she and Brenda Horner, Rural Development representative, conducted the bond closing today for the long term bond issuance for the water wells. All paperwork was completed and everything went well. Deen also stated that Time Warner Cable sent paperwork to the city regarding their internal restructuring. Time Warner also sent relevant FCC information. The paperwork stated that the purpose of their internal restructuring was to streamline the organization. Thompson also asked the board to continue working on efforts to clean up the downtown area. In the visitor’s section of the meeting, Tommy Denson, of 232 South Main Street, thanked the board, Steven Tucker, and the street department for solving the sewage issue at his residence. Denson stated that the street department did a great job fixing the issue and responded quickly after he made the issue known. In the Fire Department report, Chief Roger Worrell advised that at the last drill, firefighters attended a HAZMAT training class at Station 9. In the Police Department report, Chief Brad Lindsey advised the board that he is receiving many complaints regarding ATV’s such as “mules”. State law allows for differing interpretations regarding these types of vehicles. Lindsey stated that he needs the help of the city attorney with this matter. The city might need to decide its stance

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of 52 famous paintings of “The Last Supper” done over the past 1,000 years, and they found that artists in each succeeding generation painted more food and larger plates on the table. Altogether, they found that plate size had increased 66% over the millennium, bread size by 23% and meat and fish dishes by a whopping 69% from the oldest to the newest paintings. But who said Jesus and the disciples even ate fish or meat at the meal? Not the Bible. The New Testament only mentions bread and wine, but three of the Gospel writers, Matthew, Mark and Luke, all write that it was a Passover meal. If so, would they have had lamb? The bread would surely have been unleavened? Our tradition is to think it was a Passover meal, but John, on the other hand, seems to be saying that the meal took place the day before Passover began. If so, the bread may not have been unleavened, and Passover lambs would not have been eaten on that date. Another unanswered question? Even if it was Passover, lamb, like all meat in that era, was so expensive that only very wealthy people could eat it. Jesus and his followers could not have afforded it. Where would they have gotten it? They had to eat something, of course. What about the foods known to have been available to common people at the time, the Seven Species listed in the Book of Deuteronomy, wheat, barley, grapes, figs,

on this issue and pass an ordinance supporting this stance. Lindsey stated that there are several of these vehicles in Dyer and that there needs to be some sort of uniformity in the law and in enforcement. In the Street Department report, Steven Tucker advised the board that the oldest zero-turn mower is losing power. Tucker took this mower to Tennessee Tractor to get an estimate for repair. Tucker also passed out estimates for repair of the city’s jackhammer, which would cost $2,071, and for the purchase of a new jackhammer, which would cost $3,706. A motion was made by alderman Robert Johnson and seconded by alderperson Judy Baker to purchase a new jackhammer at a cost of $3,706. plus $200 shipping. This purchase will be funded from Capital Improvement Funds in the Water & Sewer Department. The board approved the measure with alderpersons Baker, Gilliland, Reed, Johnson, Gray, and Williamson voting in favor, and alderman Chris Younger voting against the purchase. In the finance report, City Recorder Jason Griggs informed the board that the final annual payment for the ball field lighting note would be made Tuesday March 27. Griggs also thanked the board for their thoughts and prayers during the recent passing of his grandmother. In the water and sewer report, Wastewater Supervisor William Caton advised the board that he, Water Supervisor Randy Gregory, and Mayor Thompson had recently

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visited the wastewater facilities in Dover, Tennessee and Milan, Tennessee to look at their dewatering sludge systems and their UV systems. Caton has received some initial estimates regarding these types of systems. These systems would save the city a significant amount of money in operational costs. More information will be gathered and distributed regarding these systems. In the Park Committee report, alderperson Bitsy Gilliland stated that the Boy Scouts agreed to paint or stain the big gazebo at the park. Gilliland stated that she would like to see this done before the July 4th festivities. Gilliland also stated that she checked with City Lumber and the needed paint or stain is in stock. In the Street Committee report, a motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Younger to award utility cut pothole repairs to PRI Pavement Restorations in the amount of $4,865. The board approved the measure. Tucker reminded the board that a new truck and radios had been included in this year’s budget. He asked if the board still wanted to purchase these items. The board asked Tucker to get current figures for these items and report back to the board. In new business, the board approved a purchase order to Wright’s Auto Repair for $465 for repairs to the 1990 Chevy truck. In closing, Baker relayed to the board that Patrolman David Paschall’s grandmother passed away and asked the board to keep his family in their thoughts and prayers.

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Natural gas vehicles from page 1 Expo. The national average for natural gas is $2.09 per gallon. Participating in the expo were American Public Gas Association, AT&T, GM, NGC-America, Clean Cities, UPS, Clean Energy and Waste Management. Using natural gas for transportation is clean, abundant, domestically produced, economical and safe. Natural gas is composed of approximately 97 percent methane. It is considered to be the cleanest fossil fuel because it produces fewer emissions than other fuels. Compressed Natural Gas vehicles produce approximately 25 percent less CO2 than gasoline or diesel. They also produce approximately 80 percent

less nitrogen oxide than gasoline or diesel and approximately 90 percent less particulates. America has an abundant supply of natural gas, estimated to last 120 years. Landfill gas could produce the equivalent of 10 billion gallons of gasoline yearly. Natural gas is domestically produced and 98 percent of the gas we use comes from North America. Approximately 60 percent of the oil we use comes form foreign countries. Approximately $1 billion a day leaves this country due to oil imports. American fuel equals American jobs! Natural gas is colorless, odorless, and non-toxic. It is considered the cleanest fossil fuel compared to coal or oil

because it produces fewer emissions. Across the U.S. there are many companies converting their fleets to natural gas vehicles, including Waste Management, UPS and AT&T. Vehicles are also available to consumers. Riley said natural gas fast fill stations are already popping up all across the country. The fill stations use compression equipment and high-pressure gas-storage systems. They take about the same time to fill as gasoline pumps. Time fill stations typically fill vehicles overnight and are ideal for fleets that return to a central location or for a home filling station. For more information go to www.tngas.org.

ATTEND NETWORKING BREAKFAST - Among those attending the Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce’s Networking Breakfast held last Thursday at Gibson Utility District were Tony Burris-Trenton Mayor, Kerry Watson-Gibson EMC, Pat Riley–GCUD general manager, Shelby Kee- Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Jan Wylie, and Marilynn Williamson-Chamber assistant.

Brown Shoe building from page 1 We will fix the exterior wall on the part we are keeping. Then we’ll see what’s left and what we can do with it,” said Wright. According to a special section published by The Tri-City Reporter, ‘The End of an Era; Brown Shoe Employees Tribute,’ Brown Shoe Company opened for operations on March 31, 1941 and closed November 12, 1995. Many employees worked on after that date, as all operations were phased out. In its first 10 years Brown Shoe paid out over $7 million in wages and salaries. In its first 10 years workers turned out over 14.5 million pairs of shoe. In the beginning

they averaged 500 pairs of shoes a day. By 1951 they averaged 6,000 a day. By 1962 the plant had turned out a total of 26.5 million pairs of shoes and added $19 million to the local economy since its opening. The number of employees stayed between 400 and 500 but dipped as low as 200. Wright continues to improve and expand retail space at City Lumber Company. Recently he closed in part of bay area that stored lumber in bins, expanding usable space for the store. And what was once the original retail space for the store prior to 1970, is now being used again for retail space. “We have added 2,000

square feet to the store without any construction. The store is growing. We closed in part of the space that was used for storage. We are fixing up what we already have,” said Wright. The store’s Case knives market has expanded, making them the number one dealer in the region. “People like us being in this location. We did a survey of our customers back in 1999. One question asked was if our customers wanted us to move, maybe to the by-pass area. And the response was no. People like us being where we are. So, we are sustaining here. We have a lot going on that people don’t even realize,” said Wright.

NETWORKING - Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce’s Marilynn Williamson, and Chamber Executive Director Shelby Kee visit with Hank Warren, Director of Northwest TN YMCA (photo above) during the Networking Breakfast held at Gibson Utility District. Dyer’s Doug Duncan and Joey Hays (lower photo) also attended the Networking Breakfast.

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GCSD board approves from page 1 price from Lashlee-Rich includes a built-in $100,000 contingency fee the district will get back if the money isn’t spent. If the project comes in under budget, the district will retain those savings as well. The district will recoup $783,000 from FEMA for a safe space grant similar to the storm shelter built at South Gibson County High School.

Sports Hall of Fame from page 1 Floyd Sinclair, Trenton Rosenwald High School. Contributors to be honored are Carmack Smith, Jim Williams, and the late Larry Williams. Teams to be inducted are 1929 Peabody High School baseball; 1954-55 Peabody boys basketball; and 196061 Trenton Rosenwald boys basketball. Tickets: $15 for adults; $7.50 ages 7-to-12, children 6-and-under, free. For more information, call Ken White (731) 4149584 or Mike Jinkins (731)

The $4.9 million budget also includes furniture, equipment, and a 5-percent architecture fee. Terry Cunningham, the district’s finance director, said the school system has been building its reserves in anticipation of this project. He hopes the sale of bonds will result in $3.2 million and believes the district’s reserves can cover the remainder of the project. “The last couple of years we’ve been building toward this,” he said. “We’re okay.” Cunningham does not anticipate a propery tax raise although he did remind the board that the state legislature passed a Private Act in 2010, authorizing the school board to increase property taxes up to 40 cents per $100 of assessed property. The school district has never raised anything on that act, Cunningham said. The Private Act remains in effect through 2013, so the district could still raise

property taxes nine cents. “With what I know today, we should not have to do that for the coming year,” Cunningham said. He expects the district to also benefit from a 2.75percent countywide local option sales tax rate that was passed in March and will provide increased funding to each of the county’s four special school districts. The school board also approved a total of 56 bid packages. Greer Lashlee, of LashleeRich, said more than 100 bidders participated in the March 20th bid opening. Anticipated completion date for the additions is May 1, 2013. With the 16 classrooms, auxiliary gym and expanded cafeteria, Medina Middle School will house grades 3-5 in one wing and 6-8 in another. The school currently has 878 students enrolled in grades 4-8 with 169 more set to move up from Medina Elementary next year plus 50-60 new students.

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Community Living

Dyer Church of Christ Morning worship services had an attendance of 107 with 93 in Sunday school. The message for the morning service from the book of Matthew 28:18-20, was “Evangelism,� teaching others about God’s plan of salvation. If someone is outside of Christ, they are lost. We have to accept that people are lost in sin. God gave us the promise of his son, the patience to go and preach the gospel making disciples of all nations, and God gave the ultimate price, his only begotten son. Jesus is our savior, sacrifice and son of God. Jesus died so that we may have eternal life with him. Why are we waiting; arise and be baptized. The message for the evening service came from the book of Philippians 1, the gospel of Philippians. The gospel means the good news. (1Corinthians 15:1-4) Paul commends the believers at Philippi for their fellowship in the gospel. (Philippians 1:5) Fellowship means to have in common and to share. (Philippians 4:15) The Philippians supported the work of Paul in spreading the gospel through sharing whatever they had. Because the Philippians were sharing in Paul’s work they were also partakers of the same grace,

opportunity and mercy that Paul had. (Philippians 1:27) Let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ. 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. Our next countywide youth devotional will be on April 15th after Sunday evening services. Everyone is asked to bring a drink, chips or dessert. If you would like to help out, please see Bobby Sullivan. Congratulations to Casey McCurdy and Megan Hunt on their upcoming wedding on April 21st. We hope that Casey and Megan will have a joyous day and many wonderful years together. Remember in prayer: Savannah Crawford, William Gentry McFarland (Mr. Mac), Jerry Martin,all of our shut-ins, and those in nursing homes.

Keely Mill News Sunday was Palm Sunday and our Sunday school hour began with everyone singing the hymn, “Praise him! Praise him!� Keith Hamlin led our opening prayer. We dismissed to our classes. Stephen Fields taught the adult class their lesson, “Live to Benefit Others,� from Luke 6. When we obey the golden rule as Jesus taught it, we will live in ways that benefit others. Our Sunday morning worship hour began with Elaine Fields playing the piano and Mike Fields leading the church choir as they sang, “Jesus Saves.� Mike Fields led our opening prayer. Rejoice in the lord always. Bro. Steve welcomed everyone and made many announcements. We had our time of prayer and praise reports. Everyone enjoyed our time of meet and greet with our church family and

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visitors where many smiles, hugs and handshakes were shared. We welcome our visitors and thank the Lord for them. The church choir then led us in the hymn, “The Lily of the Valley.� Nancy Margadonna blessed us with our special music as she played her guitar and beautifully sang, “Amazing Grace.� Bro. Steve’s morning message, “The Prayer of Jesus,� was from John 17:110. We partook in the Lord’s Supper. Jesus established the Lord’s Supper before His crucifixion while observing the Passover with his disciples. Services dismissed with everyone holding hands and singing, “Amazing Grace.� Read your Bibles and be people of prayer this week. Have a blessed Easter and hope you are able to attend Sunday church services with your family and friends.

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Bethpage By Joyce Brown Another week has passed and here is April. Did you get April fooled? Or do folks even try that trick anymore? It was a perfectly beautiful Sabbath day and we had a good crowd show up for worship at Bethpage. Our musicians played another medley of hymns appropriate for the upcoming Easter season. They were based on the cross and Janice and Tina did an outstanding job on their instruments. Our call to worship was, “Without Him�. We had a pew full of preacher’s pals and they presented a huge get well card they had made to Mike Greene. It was so good to see him out for church today. Bro James preached from John 17:15 and John 8:28-32. His evening sermon was titled “Lessons From A Leper� with the text being Mark 1:40-42. It was announced that we have reached and exceeded our goal for the Annie Armstrong offering for North American Missions. Praise the Lord for that. Ryan McMackin celebrated his birthday last week, so we sang to him. Bro. James gave us an assignment for next week. He asked that we read the 17th chapter of John in preparation for next Sunday’s celebration of Resurrection Day. Britny Fletcher, and Barbara and Harvey Shields announce the arrival of a sweet new baby girl. Britny delivered Brooklyn Kay last week and mom and baby are doing well. Congratulations, family!

Sunday afternoon a large group of family and friends came out to a baby tea honoring John Allen Leitherland and his mommy and daddy. You never saw so many cute little outfits and other gifts that will come in handy in the days to come. We are so thankful that he is home and doing so good. We all look forward to meeting him in person soon. Sympathy is extended to the family of Ruth Roden who passed away last week. She was a quiet and gentle lady and will surely be missed by all who knew her. If you live close to Mason Hall you will want to come out to the community Easter celebration that will be held at the community center from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday April 7. There will be something for everybody, with egg hunts for the kids, inflatable jumpers, games, food and all kinds of fun. This is sponsored by the local churches and is free to the public so come out and meet your neighbors. Bethpage is having sunrise services next Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served following that. We will have our regular service at the usual time and will be observing The Lord’s Supper during worship time. We would love to have you join us for this special time. We will not have service Sunday night. Happy Easter everyone and thank Jesus for His gift of salvation bought with a price.

Laneview News If you were not at church with us at Laneview this past Sunday, you missed out on an awesome blessing! We had a wonderful song service that included songs sung by Johnny Cavender, Thomas Reynolds and Natalie Farrar. We then received another blessing from the message God gave Bro. Darryl to preach. The title of the message was, “Let Us Sing A New Song!� Once you are saved, God places a light inside you. You are changed in an instant. At that moment when you first accept Christ into your life you are as close to perfection as you’ll ever be. Then, when you walk back out into the world Satan is there, waiting, lurking, enticing, and using anything to pull you away from your new walk with Christ. Satan wants you back, but God has made you a new creature. It’s then up to us to get rid of the garbage in our lives. Start replacing that junk with God things. God wants to do something new in your life. He has a relationship waiting for you. To have this

intimate relationship with Christ does require making him number one in your life. In other words what you allow to come into your life is what will come out. Our pastor presented a challenge to our church members and I am passing it on to all of you. For 30 days keep a fast from all music other that Christian music and for 30 days watch no television shows that promote immoral actions or bad language. If you’re thinking that’s just too much to sacrifice, apparently you’ve never heard of Jesus and the sacrifice He made for each of us. As He hung on the cross you were on His mind. He loved you enough to die for you. Focus on Him only for 30 days. It will change your life! Scripture reference: John 12:23, Job 19:25, Isaiah 43:18, 2 Corinthians 5:13. Upcoming events: April 6 and 7 - spring B.B.Q. at Kenton Foodrite, April 8 - Easter cantata – Sunday a.m. service. Please be in prayer for the sick. God bless!

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spent a month in a Jackson Hospital before being transferred to the Humboldt Nursing Home. While here he also visited with his grandfather Eurby Sanders of Gibson as well as other family members. Food for thought: Her eyes have now lost their twinkle, conversation is a chore, and a pleasant walk with family is gone forevermore. Her clarity of mind and ability to recall and the “old� self are now hidden deep inside some cruel wall. She seldom breaks through the cloud of unknown terrain, but when she does we all rejoice, to know that she’s still there. Prayer list: Terry Sweat, Dewey Bradley, Freda Lamar, Vicky Robinson, Elmer and Virginia Williams, Paul Lee Williams, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, Bobby and Carol Primrose, Joe Flowers, Paul Hughes, and Racine Hodges. Please relay your news to: kentonnewslady@hotm ail.com

Golden Agers The Golden Agers of Dyer FBC completed their meetings for March on Wednesday the 28th with 18 members present and one new member, Ginger Davidson, who shares a sister relationship with member Kay Rayfield, even though she is actually her sister-inlaw. In the absence of the president and the vicepresident, Shirley Shull served as moderator of the meeting. To introduce the meeting, she revealed that the beautiful “Have I told you lately that I love you?� was really a prayer to God written by Van Morrison in 1989. In his song, “He asked God to remove his pain and fill his heart with joy.� The information was collected by Betty Hassler for the personal devotion prepared for Sunday, March 25 in “Open Windows,� published by Lifeway. Always the vocal had been presented to me as a reminder of keeping romantic love fresh, but it would be worthwhile to revisit the words as a reminder of our love relationship to God, its original intent. I did. Before the music of the morning, we shared the names of many in the community who need prayer for physical problems. Those include: J.T. McKinny, Carol Grose, Wiliam Gentry McFarland, Bro. and Mrs. Hardy, Barbara Scott, Jesse Poynor, George Muthart, Allison Sloan, Doug Gordon, Kay Carroll, Sandra Carey, Lisa Needham, and Allyson Bell Stephens.

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Pastor DeWayne Goodgine of Dyer FBC led the prayer of intercession. Kenny McEwen and Anne Thompson led us in music as we sang, “Count your Blessings,� and “Victory in Jesus.� Kenny set the tone for our devotional as he sang, “Sweet, Sweet Spirit.� Bro. DeWayne began his devotional with a dramatic story of the dramatic change in “Joe� after he found Jesus in his life. Bro. DeWayne cited the change in Paul that he wrote about to the Galatian Christians in the first chapter of his letter to them. Paul revealed that he hated the church established by Jesus’ followers and he was zealous to destroy Christianity because he thought that Judaism would be destroyed and he did not realize that Jesus’ coming was the fulfillment of the prophets of the Old Testament. He never tired of telling of Jesus� encounter with him on the road to Damascus and how the Lord selected him to carry the gospel to the Gentiles. Then after three years of ministry, Paul visited with peter for 15 days as they shared the wonders of the gospel. Bro. DeWayne mentioned a song to carry out his theme of change: “You Can’t deny the Change in Me� by Shad Williams. Virginia Burgess related that she knew a very shy young man whose personality changed after salvation as he became very bold with his talkativeness about what Jesus had done for him.

Rutherford 1st Baptist By Kathrine Blankenship As the world turns, we are going to see changes, but I never dreamed it would affect my church. At the present time we have no choir. I have always enjoyed singing in a choir. My prayer is that we see the need for one and start it back really soon. We still have the praise team. Kelly Tucker, Billy Griffin, and Larry Belew sang, “How deep the father’s love.� Sue Ellen Moore sang, “My redeemer lives.� Bro. Jason’s message was taken from Nehemiah 8:1-9. Sunday evening Bro. Jason spoke on “Understanding the

Bible: Old Testament Law.� There will be a block party this Saturday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy. Sunrise service will be Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Don Landrum was back in church after being in an accident. It was good to see him back. Those having birthdays this week are: Dora Walker, Barbara Dunn, Ryne Dunn, Mike Hensley, Lindsey Dunn, Boals and Sayde Davidson. Until next week, God bless.

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Community Calendar

The Apostolic Faith

COMMUNITY EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE The Rutherford Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held April 8, 7 a.m. at the Rutherford Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Rev. Garrett Sweeney, pastor of Rutherford and Salem United Methodist Churches, will be the guest speaker. The Rutherford Ministerial Alliance invites the community to ask a friend to join you in attending this special service. RELAY SPAGHETTI SUPPER & AUCTION The Salem United Methodist Church Relay For Life team will be having a spaghetti supper and auction on April 14, 2012 at the Woodmen building at the Rutherford park in Rutherford. The supper will start at 5 p.m. The auction will begin around 6:15 p.m. Some items that will be auctioned are: UT football tickets, UT women’s basketball tickets, a guided fishing trip, one day guided duck hunt for two people at Reelfoot Lake and much more. Everyone come join us for a night of fellowship and fun for a great cause to benefit Relay for Life. RENAISSANCE ACTS TO PERFORM AT DYER CP CHURCH Bethel University’s Renaissance Acts is coming to the Dyer Cumberland Presbyterian Church on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. The group’s appearance is free and open to the public. Renaissance Acts is a new and exciting part of the Renaissance Theatre program that is on the cutting edge of church performing arts. In this year’s theme, ‘This is My Story,’ passionate students share their personal stories of struggle and triumph using drama, music, sign language, human videos, and much more. NITE LITE PRESENTS ‘WILLY WONKA’ The cast and crew of Nite Lite’s production of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ have moved to the stage at Peabody High School and are working hard to bring you one of the sweetest productions yet. With a cast of over 80 from five different counties, this production is sure to bring you lots of laughs and have you singing and dancing in the aisles! Show dates for ‘Willy Wonka’ are Thursday and Friday, April 19th and 20th at 7 p.m., Saturday April 21st at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. The final performance will be Sunday, April 22nd at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be held at the Peabody High School Theatre located in Trenton. You can reserve your seats by calling the Nite Lite office at 731-8552129.

The Grapevine by Sarah Skinner Michelle Skinner and I, with other parents and friends, accompanied the majority of the Gibson County High School Concert band and their directors to Atlanta, GA last weekend for a funfilled trip. We spent Friday and Saturday night at the Hampton Inn in Marietta, GA. Saturday, most everyone enjoyed the entire day at Six Flags. Michelle and I toured the Martin Luther King, Jr. Museum, their burial site, their home place and Ebenezer Baptist Church. We also visited the Emory University School of Arts where Michelle has been taking a class. We also saw many points of interest. That Sunday morning we visited the CNN Studios, ate lunch there, and ended our Atlanta trip at the Coca Cola Museum. We had a chance to taste Coca Cola from different countries around the world. They do not all taste like the USA version. We had a wonderful service at St. Paul Sunday morning beginning with

Sunday school. Pastor Pounds delivered a wonderful message. His topic, “Tears of Sovereign Mercy,� was found in Luke 19:28-35. The mass choir provided the music. The women’s department held the very spiritual devotion and I was the worship leader. Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Naomi Chapter #265 IES held their Palm Sunday program. Rev. E. N. Coleman, pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church of Sharon, TN delivered the message, and his choir provided the music. We had OES sisters and Masonic brothers, from Humboldt, Jackson, Dyer, Sharon, and McKenzie, and had several visitors from other churches to worship with us. We certainly thank all of coming. St. Paul’s youth directors and members are attempting to raise funds for a youth trip in September. Our first fundraiser was a bake sale Saturday at Food Rite in Kenton. We had a wonderful success. Many thanks to David Hicks for letting us

use his store facilities, to the many people who purchased our sweets, to the ones who provided the sweets, and to the workers. Minister Jasmin Williams underwent a kidney transplant March 27, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. She is home and doing great. The young lady that gave her a kidney is doing great also. We thank God for taking care of both of them. Those having birthdays this week are: Sheila Simpson, Joseph Johnson, Michael Pitts, Kenneth Bardwell and Nathaniel Skinner. We wish them happy birthday. St. Paul will be having Easter Sunrise Services Sunday morning at 6 a.m. everyone is invited. God bless and have a good week.

Praise God who, â€œâ€Ś being full of compassion, forgave (our) iniquity‌â€? (Psalms 78:38). We had a good time in the Lord this past Sunday. Sister Shirley Griggs had a roomful of children in the kindergarten class. It is such a joy to see someone teaching Sunday school who truly loves planting seeds in the hearts of young children. Her passion for these children shines through her every Sunday when the pure joy teaching brings her radiates from her face. She is one truly gifted lady. Brother Sherman Griggs taught the adult Sunday school lesson. The title of the lesson was “Women of Worth,â€? and the scripture reference was Proverbs 31:10-31, a scripture reference that goes into great detail explaining exactly what it is that God expects from us women – yes, us women, not just the women of the Bible years. It is often said, “man may work from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done.â€? I know that I find this to be absolutely true in my life and I’m certain that every other woman who tries hard to keep a clean home and clean family does too. Yes, there is so much to being a wife and a mother. The woman of today must be good at time management, money management, and food preparation while keeping a good sense of balance in the home and protecting what goes into her children’s minds while keeping them disciplined and building character into their lives. And in today’s world, especially, it’s nearly impossible for a mother to do all that is required if she does not first have a right relationship with God. Proverbs 10:10 asks, “who can find a virtuous woman?â€? What is virtuous

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anyway? Does anybody even know anymore? I believe there are few of our young mothers who truly know the meaning of virtue anymore. Virtue is more than just moral purity. The Complete Word Study of the Old Testament says that virtuous means “might, strength, valor, and substance.â€? Strong’s Expanded Greek/Hebrew Dictionary says that virtuous is “probably a force, whether of men or means or resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength.â€? Proverbs 31 paints us a picture of a woman with much power to accomplish many things – a stark contrast to some of the women of today’s microwave culture. Proverbs 31 is a chapter that puts the wisdom that is praised all through the book of Proverbs into action and as mothers, we need to do the same. One must understand though, that a woman cannot turn virtuous just because she makes a decision to do so. The virtue of Proverbs 31 is a Biblical wisdom, one born out of the fear of God. Proverbs 1:7 tells us that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge‌â€? We cannot just decide to biblically virtuous because it sounds good. We must first learn to fear the Lord. Women have to develop a right relationship to God. The seed of Godly virtue will fall upon our heart and if we spend time watering it and feeding it with prayer and Bible reading, then Godly virtue will sprout, then flourish and produce fruit that can be seen. A virtuous woman’s character shines in a dark

world. Her influence is felt in the community. Her children praise her, her husband praises her, the people in the community praise her and even praise her husband because of her Godly character. Women of today, rise up against the darkness that is threatening to devour our world. Hang up the phone and pay attention to your job to make sure they dress properly – wearing pants that cover our boys’ backsides instead of letting shine to women who could care less about seeing it, keeping words off our girls’ bottoms just asking for someone to look at it. It is your job to monitor what goes into their minds through Internet and television and, yes, radio. There’s music today I wouldn’t want my dog listening to for fear that it would incite hatred into him and cause him to become full of hate and rage, much less my kids. Even the country music is full it – oh yes, let’s teach our children how to cuss, drink, and utterly disrespect women and do it all in the name of country music. And mothers, you are responsible for your children’s well being – more than putting Aeropostale on their backs but you are responsible for their spiritual well-being as well. Take a stand. If there’s ever going to be any hope for our next generation, it’s going to come through the virtuous woman. Come visit us at 27 New Bethlehem, Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. And remember, a woman armed with chocolate and a prayer partner needs little else to get through the day!

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The family of Faye Flowers Sprenger would like to express our sincere gratitude for every act of kindness shown to our family during the loss of our mother. We appreciate the calls, prayers, food, cards, beautiful flowers, memorials and every comforting word. We want to thank the staff at the Dyer Nursing Home and Dr. Jim Williams for 3 1/2 years of loving care for mother. Special thanks to Pastor Mark Kirkpatrick for the beautiful service he conducted, to Cindy Landrum and Melanie Sims for the music, to Marc Sims and his staff at Karnes Funeral Home for the love and dignity they show to grieving families, and to David and Kim at Dyer Florist for the gorgeous flowers. Most of all, thanks to God for giving us 88 years of a Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love. Patsy Johnstone & family Larry & Cynthia Flowers & family Dawn Smith & family Lisa & David White & family

North Union By Connie Cooper Encouraged by scripture from Ezekiel, Gene Norman opened our Sunday school assembly. Many prayer concerns were voiced and announcements were made concerning this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities. Our music leader, William Sims, showing forth a humble, Christ-like spirit, issued a challenge to the congregation that set the tone forwhathappenedthroughout the service. Elmyra (Phyllis Joyce) stopped by for a visit and talked to the children about being â&#x20AC;&#x153;clayâ&#x20AC;? in the potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand. She showed several pieces of pottery that were functional, usable and extraordinary. Just like each of us when we allow God to mold us for His glory! Linda Carmoney sang a song that the Lord inspired her to write some years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here He Comes Againâ&#x20AC;? is a song about having the pieces of your broken life put back together by a loving and forgiving God. Bro. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message was taken from Luke 23:32-43 and was entitled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three crosses: two choices.â&#x20AC;? It focused on the message that the three crucifixion crosses teach us. One man died in sin, the second died from his sin, and the third man died for sin. There were three responses offered that day - rejection, redemption and reception. Hopefully, we all will turn to Jesus and receive the redemption that His death affords us. Rejection of Jesus is a choice that has tragic consequences. The service was also blessed by the moving testimony of Joyce Downing. She shared how God has been working on her over the past year or so to bring

her into a closer walk with him. The musical talent of Danielle Rickman also blessed us as she played the offertory selection. Linda Carmoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son, Carl, and grandson Caleb were visiting in the services today. They have come from Michigan during spring break to visit relatives and see Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new house. Hope they are enjoying this wonderful Tennessee weather. Please be especially prayerful concerning Reed Yarbrough, Louise Turner and Nerine Cowan. All need a physical healing touch from the Lord. Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Julia Cardwell, Michelle Joyce and DeeLane Wright. I am really enjoying the beautiful flowers and flowering bushes and trees that are everywhere. I know that those who are suffering from allergies are not that thrilled though. I sure wish one could come without the other, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you? Keep in mind the events that went on during that historic week that led up to Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; arrest and crucifixion. Let us be sincere in our worship and not superficial in our loyalties as those who laid down palm branches one day, only to cry, â&#x20AC;&#x153;crucify himâ&#x20AC;? a few days later. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see you in church at 7:00 next Sunday morning at our sunrise service as we celebrate His resurrection. We will then have a breakfast prepared by the men of the church and close out the morning with a Communion Service and also an Easter egg hunt for the children. Please come and join us.

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Sports & Education Sports scenes from the Tri-City area

PLAYER OF THE WEEK - John Michael Morris was named the Player of the Week of 3/11/2012. Morris posted a .562 AVG by going 9 for 16 with 3 doubles, 9 RBIs, and 5 runs scored. John Michael also reached on 2 errors bumping his OBP to .562. His SLG was a hefty .750 and he was also 2 for 2 on stolen bases. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GOING ALL OUT - Senior Ben Whitley goes all out to make a great catch for an out during Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

CATCH FOR AN OUT - Gibson County Chase Cooper makes a running catch with Addison Davidson backing him up to end the fourth inning against Milan. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

SENDING THE BALL FORWARD - Pioneer sophomore Cody Jones #10 sends the ball forward while South Gibson defenders trail the play Thursday at Gibson County High School. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GCHS SOCCER TEAM - Members of the Gibson County High School 2012 Boys Soccer Team are: (front row) Brandon Crisws, Hunter Ward, Cody Whits, Danny Evans, Taylor Roberts, Brics Johnson. (Back row) Coach Brad Tabor, John Floenish, Chase Honor, Kendell Guyton, Bernard Chambers, Cody Jones, Mitch Allen, Eli Todd, Anthony Hunt, Javon Sowell and Director of Soccer Operations Bob Winston. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

SLAYTONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MARTIAL ARTS COMPETES IN JACKSON - Winners from Slaytonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Martial Arts at The Gathering of the Warriors Tournament held in Jackson earlier this month.The students winning in weapons competition placed with Bo Staff Katas. This is a new area of training they are receiving and they did extremely well at the competition level. Pictured are the winners: (back row from left) Justin Ewell; 1st in Creative Kata, 2nd in Weapons, 2nd in Kata,and 2nd in Sparring: Charley Ewell; 2nd in Sparring 2nd in Kata: Anthony Slayton; 1st in Creative in Kata, 1st in Kata, 1st in Weapons, 1st in Sparring and Overall Kata Grand Champion: Josh McDaniel; 1st in Kata, 1st in Sparring: David Woodside; 1st in Sparring, 1st in Kata, (front row from left) Conner Williams; 1st in Weapons, 1st in Kata, 1st in Sparring: Cameron Cox; 2nd in Weapons, 3rd in, Kata, 2nd in Sparring: Burch Weems; 1st in Creative, 1st in Weapons, 1st in Kata and 1st in Sparring: Peyton Selph; 1st in Kata,1st in Sparring: Erika McDaniel; 1st in Kata, 1st in Sparring: Brandon Swift ; 1st in Kata, 3rd in Sparring: Aquila King; 2nd in Board Breaking, 3rd in Weapons, 3rd in Kata, 3rd in Sparring: Jordan King; 1st in Board Breaking, 2nd in Kata, and 2nd in Sparring: Alexis Halbrook ( not pictured previous tournament): Not pictured is John Patrick Kinton placing 2nd in Kata and 2nd in Sparring.

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Property Transfers Brenda J. Campbell, Tammye J. Francis, Hollye R. Hurst and John L. Campbell, II to Brenda J. Campbell and Tammye J. Francis, Hollye R. Hurst and John L. Campbell- 10th CD Paul Marshall Construction Company to Robert DeLoach and wife, Ashlee K. DeLoach – 2nd CD Betty B. Lemonds to Jose Rodriguez and Rosa M. Declet – 13th CD Jerry Maitland to David A. Seiler and wife, W. Jean Seiler – 7th CD

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Marriages Joshua Caine Wallace of Milan and Rebecca Leasie Cranford Armstrong of Medina Jared Ryan Mallard of Dyer and Kristin Michelle Crihfield of Humboldt Wayne Henry Launsby of Bradford and Brittany Joann Bettie of Bradford Richard Tettey Addo of Medina and Evelyn OduroBadu of Medina Rhyne Blake Thomas of Humboldt and Megan Michelle Morris Priest of Humboldt Jason Alex Renfroe of Trenton and Brandy Michelle Grady Langston of Trenton Kimberly Edward Bailey of Kenton and Priscilla Joe Edwards of Milan Joseph Patrick Murphy of Humboldt and Terry Sue McBride of Humboldt Frank Junior Newberry, III of Milan and Brooksie Aline Hornsby of Milan Jerry Hicks Barnes of Dyer and Maichelle Lynn Badgwell Shott of Dyer Billy Wayne Osborne of Humboldt and Virginia Rutherford Osborne of Humboldt Mitchell Devon Patrick of Jackson and Kim Cole Williamson of Jackson Terry Michael Grimes of Kenton and Ruth Ann Pitt

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INVITATION TO BID PROJECT NO 08-42-12A: Bridge repairs for the West Tennessee Railroad Authority on the West Tennessee Railroad. Project includes furnishing and installing steel spans, bridge ties, concrete caps, concrete sills, timber stringers, timber piling, and timber blocking in McNairy, Madison, Gibson, Weakley and Obion County, Tennessee PROJECT NO 08-42-12B: Bridge tie replacement for the West Tennessee Railroad Authoirty on the West Tennessee Railroad. Project includes furnishing and installing bridge ties, timber decking, ballast, and tie strap in Madison and McNairy County, Tennessee PROJECT NO 08-52-12A: Timber bridge repairs for the Gibson County Railroad Authority on the West Tennessee Railroad. Projectd includes furnishing and installing concrete caps, timber stringers, timber piling, and timber blocking in Madison and Gibson County, Tennessee DESIGNER: CSR Engineering, Inc. 248 Centre St., Suite 200 Pleasant View, TN 37146 Phone (615) 212-2389 FAX (615) 246-3815 Bid Package - $50.00 per project (Non-refundable) Sealed bids will be accepted at the West Tennessee Railroad Authority and the Gibson County Railroad Authority, c/o Mr. Jim Horner, 109 West Court Street, Trenton, TN 38382 until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Bidding documents may be examined at the designer’s office and the Iselin Yard Office. A pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the West Tennessee Yard Office (Iselin Yard), 1061 James Buchanan Drive, Jackson, TN 38301. Phone (731) 423-4304. These projects are funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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HADLEY SUBDIVISION, Rutherford - 3 BR, 2 BA, Brick. LR/DR combo, den w/ fireplace. Totally Upgraded & lovely decor. Custom oak cabinets, Tile-HardwoodCarpet floors, professionally landscaped. Call Doris @ 420-1081 to see this lovely home.

tastefully Callis-So #150633-304 decorated, so warm and cozy, so well maintained, so well landscaped and so just waiting for you to be the new owner. Call Doris @ 420-1081.

#147412-309 Highland-Covered front porch. Screened back porch. Fenced yard. Detached Garage/shop and other storage buildings. Call Doris @ 420-1081.

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149736-143PeckSwitch-BEAUTIFUL3BR 2 BATH HOME ON COVE. Featuring whirpool, sunroom or office, storm shelter, an more. Call Shirley @ 445-7809

#145373-22 State Route 185-very wellkept 4 BR 2 bath house with 2 room wired storage house, corner-wooded lot, partially fenced yard right outside city limits. Call Shirley @ 445-7809.

#149741-126 Owens - This is a oneowner home. Oak floors under carpet, knotty pine walls in kitchen, bedroom, and hall Call Jerry@ 420-1080.

RESIDENTIAL #147707 -111 Williams St.- A very neat and well maintained brick home. Ideal as a starter home or for retiree. Large shaded lot, good outbuilding and nicely landscaped call Doris @ 420-1081. #146064-286 Walnut-Great Home Only 1 Block From Schools. D! of windows, open floor plan, Home features 3 Br R2EBath DUC,Elots whirlpool in master bath. Move in ready. Call Shirley @ -445-7809. #146441-439 S. Poplar-Lots of shaded yard for the family to enjoy. Adjacent to ball park. Grocery located across the street. For more information, call Doris at420-1081. #145938-139 Elm St.-Dyer- This older home has been periodically updated, sits on a nice, shaded lot! and is convenient to churches and SOLD downtown business district. Large covered front porch and covered rear deck.Storage building. Call Jerry @ 420-1080 #147296-358 E. College-great 2 story home with lots of upgrades 3 br 2 bath with bedroom suite upstairs with full bath. Close to schools and down town area. Priced to sell, a must see to believe. Call Shirley Tyree @731-445-7809 #146537-220 Elm St.- Brick Home offers 3 br’s,2 baths down and large 4th br & bath up. Cozy den w/gas log FP. Situated on a HUGE (2.8 +/-acre) corner lot. Call Doris @ 420-1081. #146266-248 Broad-beautiful 3 story home on 17 acres with barn. 6 Br 4 Bath . Mature pecan trees and several fruit trees. Call Shirley @445-7809 For Private Showing. #148922-19 Arthur Grady-Country living no city taxes. 3BRr 2 ! DING PENCall bath home on 1.5 acres. Shirley @ 445-6809

#144986-267 Division St-Tri-level on large lot. Bonus room can serve as large bedroom on main level. Added decor from wrought iron railings and bay window. Large basement for rec. room. Call Jerry@ 420-1081.

COMMERCIAL/LAND #145737-513 S. Poplar-This 26’ x 52’ building has an open floor plan (no partitions) and is suitable for a multitude of uses. For your private inspection, call Jerry @420-1080. #145738-515 S. Poplar- 32x74 Building divided into three sections-24, 21, and 17 ft in width. Call Jerry @ 420-1080 #143003-441 N. Trenton-Strip Mall. Two (2) buildings consisting of eight (8) rental units, ranging in size from 1,500 to 8,000 square feet. Call Jerry @ 420-1080 •Dyer Station Subdivision- 7 lots to choose from. Call Jerry for information 420-1080. GIBSON COUNTY LAKE LOTS- Build your dream home on the lake. Our pick your plan and we’ll build it for you.

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Page 10 The Tri-City Reporter, Wednesday, April 4, 2012

RUTHERFORD LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Joe and Sue Bone (front) visited with Diane and Wylie Hollis (back) during the Annual Rutherford Lions Club Pancakle Breakfast held at the Woodmen building at the Joens Volunteer Park in Rutherford on Saturday. DYER LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Dyer Lions Club members Joel Reynolds and Burt Hooper visit with State Rep. Curtis Halford and Jan Reynolds during the Annual Dyer Lions Club Packcake Breakfast held Saturday at Dyer Elementary School.

RUTHERFORD LIONS - Helping with the Annual Rutherford Lions Club Pancake Breakfast were Joe Bone, Tim Griggs, Rev. Hobert Walker, Kasey Harris, Addie Rose Brelsford and Carmion Fuhrman

DYER LIONS COOKS - Dyer Lions Club members cooking pancakes were Roger Gray, Harry Elliott and Ken Pullias.

COOKING BACON - Dyer Lion Charles Nolan fries bacon for the pancake breakfast.

LANDSCAPING - Charles Talley, Tommy King and Jenny Baker, GCHS students in fundamentals of argiculture class, give the flower beds at the school a facelift with new mulch and blooming annuals. The students are instructed by Lindsey Norman. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greenhouse will be opening to the public soon.

SMITHS - Mary Jane and Nathan Smith enjoyed the Rutherford Lions Club Pancake Breakfast.

COUNTING EGGS - Children participating in the Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Wound Care Resources at Yorkville Park traded their eggs in for bags of candy.

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HUNTING FOR EGGS - Children enjoyed the Easter Egg Hunt at Yorkville Park last Saturday. Wound Care Resources sponsored the egg hunt with 2,000 eggs that they exchanged for candy. The children were divided into two age groups with one golden egg in each group that contained money.


Tri-City Reporter April 4 2012