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Former TN Gov. McWherter dies at a 80 Former Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter passed away Monday, April 4 in a Nashville hospital where he was being treated for cancer. He was 80 years old. The one-time factory worker became a millionaire businessman, speaker of the state House and a two-term Democratic governor. McWherter, of Dresden, was governor from 1987 to 1995. He served 20 years in the Legislature, 14 of them leading the House. He also was a political adviser to Bill Clinton during his presidency. A child of sharecroppers, McWherter became a millionaire through various business enterprises before he was elected governor.

Celebrity Waiter event raises over $2,500 for Relay For Life

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Sports Hall of Fame banquet tickets available Nine sports standouts and two great teams will be honored at the Gibson Co. Sports Hall of Fame banquet Friday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Milan Middle School. Tickets for the catered meal and induction ceremonies are $15 for adults over 12. Children 6and-under are free; children 7-12 are half price ($7.50). Tickets are available at Milan banks, the Gibson Co. Chamber in Trenton and high schools in the county. For information contact Ken White (731-414-9584) or Mike Jinkins (731-6861803). Class of 2011 inductees: •Jerry Ferguson – All Big Ten, high school All American quarterback from Trenton Peabody. •Peggy Garner Haney (Contributor) – Milan sports see page 3

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LOCAL CELEBRITIES WAIT TABLES FOR CHARITY - Eight local ‘celebrities’ waited tables and competed to see who could raise the most money in tips at the Celebrity Waiter event sponsored by the Rutherford First Baptist Church and Rutherford School Relay for Life teams. Among the celebrities were (front from left) State Representative Curtis Halford, Gibson County Mayor Tom ‘Spoon’ Witherspoon, new Gibson County School District Superintendent Eddie Pruitt, Rutherford Mayor Keith Cardwell, (back row) Farmers and Merchants Bank-Rutherford President Tim Griggs, State Senator Lowe Finney, local attorney Bradley Owens and Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold. The men hold the money they collected in tips which was also donated to Gibson - North Relay For Life. Griggs won the friendly competition, collecting the most tips.

BY WILLIAM G. MCFARLAND The Celebrity Waiter Event sponsored by the Rutherford First Baptist Church and the Rutherford School Relay for Life teams Saturday night raised over $2,500 in the fight to help find a cure for

SERVICE WITH A SMILE - New Gibson County School District Superintendent Eddie Pruitt, serves long-time GCHS secretary Jane McCurdy a glass of tea during the Celebrity Waiter event that benefited Gibson - North Relay For Life.

cancer. A tremendous success, the event was held in the Rutherford First Baptist Church Family Life Center. There is no better way to describe this event than to say that these Relay Teams “Put on the Elegance.” That is, no stone was left unturned in the preparation of the event. Twenty-one tables immaculately decorated with twenty-one sets of fine china and crystal with center arrangements ranging from fresh cut flowers, to candles, to florist arrangements, to cards honoring cancer survivors, each created a picture within themselves. Guests dined on tenderloin, grilled chicken breasts, potato casserole, green beans, and rolls. A host of desserts prepared by the teams as well as gallons of sweet and unsweet tea and coffee were also served. The elegance continued with the celebrity waiters who each carried a book where their table orders could be written down. But, it should be remembered that just because orders of drinks and meals were written down in the book that the right drink went to the right ‘customer’ or the right ‘plate’ went to the right ‘customer.’ A bunch of laughing went on as these messed up ordered were passed around. No one seemed to be bothered by the mix ups. Actually at times the celebrity waiters were quite comical. Some were pros; some were not. Some started the evening wearing suit coats/ blazers. Soon they were on the back of some chair because that ‘waitering’ was ‘work’. Carrying out three orders at one time created one picture; getting the plates ready to be delivered see page 12

Friendship begins with a dime BY WILLIAM G. MCFARLAND It all began with a ‘dime.’ The year was 2009. The place was Atlanta. The event was the NHRA Drag Race event. The people involved were Michele Whitaker and Jack Beckmen. Michele was in Atlanta working for John Force, the granddaddy of funny car drag racing, whose merchandise is always on sale at the starting line. New to all of this, Michele was quite taken with everything. Jack came by before the race started and jokingly asked if she wanted his autograph. He made the comment that if he had a dime for every John Force t-shirt with his picture on it that he had signed, he’d be a rich man. Michele was still somewhat skeptical. Rich man! Yeh! Beckman, a Dexter Tuttle’s Menards/MTS Top Fuel dragster, is a cancer survivor. In 2003, he won the NHRA Lucas Oil Super Comp national championship and the world seemingly was his. His celebration was short lived. Health problems seemed to take over his life and he was ultimately diagnosed as high grade level 3B lymphoma, a cancer that had invaded his body from hip to neck. Six months of arduous chemotherapy treatments did not dampen his competitive spirit. He missed two races during the 2004 four season and rarely missed a day of work at Frank Hawley’s NHRA Drag Racing School, where he works as a driving instructor. Michele’s work allowed her that day in 2009 to be able see page 2


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BECKMEN DONATES ITEMS FOR RELAY EVENT - Michele Whitaker and drag racer Jack Beckmen met through her work and formed a friendship. Both are cancer survivors. Beckmen has sent some of his ‘Beckmen Wear’ to her, which will be in the Silent Auction this Saturday night at the Yorkville Community Center when the Carroll Family Relay for Life Team hosts a country dance featuring Dakota Band and cake walks from 7–10.

BY STEVE SHORT State legislators in Nashville are tackling a large number of laws that could affect public schools. Topics being debated include tenure for teachers, collective bargaining for teacher unions, election of school superintendents, and charter schools. The Tennessee School Boards Association provides updates and summaries of legislative actions and recommends “calls to action” for some proposals, asking local school boards to support or oppose proposed legislation. Teacher tenure On March 31 the Senate gave final approval to Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to make teacher tenure more difficult to obtain, sending the measure to his desk. The measure will require a teacher to be on the job five years instead of three to secure tenure, and create a way for tenure to be revoked based on consecutive poor evaluations. In order for a teacher to be eligible for tenure, the teacher must receive “above expectations” or “significantly above expectations” on his or her two most recent evaluations. Once tenure has been received, a teacher would be required to continue receiving good evaluations. If a teacher receives “below expectations,” or “significantly below expectations” for two consecutive years, the teacher would revert to probationary status.” Collective bargaining House Bill No. 130 see page 3

Interest in quilt project grows Royce Harris, president of the Gibson County Visual Arts Association, is crisscrossing Gibson County with her laptop, projector and screen, and a CD full of information about the Gibson County Quilt Trail Project. Harris has pictures of buildings, barns, scenic spots, and landmarks from all over Gibson County. She is attending meetings of civic groups, leisure groups, and Sunday School classes, that have called her to find out more about this fun project. She is available for your group’s meeting also. Call her at 784-4120 to set up a presentation. In the last two or three weeks she has met with the Kenton Women’s Club, see page 3

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Insight & Opinion Red Velvet cake - the continuing saga

Clayburn Peeples reports: A few weeks ago I wrote a column about red velvet cake, and the next week when I was in a World Market Store and noticed they had boxes of Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Mix on sale at half price. Now this is serendipitous,” I say to myself, picking up the box. My wife and little girls were visiting her parents, so I decided to buy the mix and make the whoopie pies as a surprise. (Whoopie pies are basically cake like cookies with frosting between them, eaten like a sandwich.) When I got home, I did; it was simplicity itself. The little girls were delighted with them, but their mother was not so thrilled. “You brought a cake mix into this house” she said, incredulously, pronouncing the words “cake mix” as if they were some dreaded disease. “We don’t use cake mixes in this house. Have I ever baked you a cake with a mix?”

pie mixes. Then, Friday night I was at the grocery and came upon a brainstorm. I would just buy a regular cake mix and make whoopie pies out of it. I hurried over to the cake mix aisle and picked one that promised the most moist, rich red velvet cake you have ever tasted. It also was dairy free, which is important to us because one of our girls has a dairy allergy. I briefly wondered if a regular cake mix would work for whoopie pies, but decided “sure it will.” I also grabbed a can of something called “Creamy Supreme Strawberry Frosting” and checked the ingredients. There were 14 of them, but none was cream or any other a dairy product, so I bought it too. When I got home, however, I decided my idea might not seem so brilliant to the person in charge of the kitchen, so I sort of hid the mix and frosting over to the side of the microwave oven

“No,” I replied, somewhat at a loss. “Is something wrong with my cakes?” she asked. “Oh no,” I quickly replied, and added, for good measure, “Your cakes are the best ever.” “Don’t try to weasel out of this,” she countered. “I won’t have our children eating a bunch of chemical additives. I could have told you how to do them without a mix if you had called me.” “Look,” I said. “I just did it on a whim.” “Well don’t do it again,” she said. “O.K.,” I said, but I did. It’s all my two-year-old daughter Sarah’s fault. One night last week she said, out of the blue and with a sigh, “I love red velvet whoopie pies.” Now who can resist the sigh of a two-year-old? I decided to make another batch. The problem was, however, I could not find any whoopie


from page 1 to go to Beckmen’s pit. She looked it over, saw Beckmen, gave him a dime, and got a hug. Michele travels with her husband Jerry who works for NHRA. Every time she sees Beckmen she gives him a dime and he gives a hug. When Michele doesn’t travel, Jerry gives Beckman a dime.

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was cancer free after major surgery earlier this year. So they share the common ‘free bond’ too. As Relay season was “reving up” for 2011, Michele asked Beckman to attend the 2011 Gibson – North Relay for Life. Due to the racing circuit, he was not able to attend. However, he sent some of his ‘Beckmen Wear’ to her for Relay, which will be in the Silent Auction this Saturday night at the Yorkville Community Center when the Carroll Family Relay for Life Team hosts a country dance featuring

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When did the tornado come through?” “I admit,” I said, “that it looks like a crime scene now, but I’ll . . ..” “Not yet, it doesn’t,” she said, menacingly as she looked around at the batter splattered table as I quickly and quietly closed the silverware drawer. “I’ll never get the stains out of their clothes,” she said again, then turned and walked out of the room. Twenty minutes later I took the cupcakes out of the oven, and they turned out pretty good. I thought. They looked perfect on the outside, but it turned out that they were a little under baked in the middle. But I didn’t know that when I slathered the seriously pink “Creamy Strawberry Frosting” over the tops of them. “They’re as pretty as an advertisement,” I thought as I handed one to each little girl. (to be continued)

Do you really know what the Tea Party stands for? Dear Editor, David Nance’s recent letter is a good example of why our public discourse isn’t one that’s rooted in intellectual honesty or the free-exchange of ideas. You can’t just take a quote and then use it to make people think that an entire group must all believe the same thing. Or can you? Here are a few statements from prominent Tea Partiers: Judson Phillips, a wellknown voice in the Tea Party, and Memphis native, thinks: “The founding fathers put certain restrictions on the right to vote; you had to be a property owner, and that makes a lot of sense.” So we see that the Tea Party clearly wants to take away the voting rights of non-property owners. The Tea Party also wants to repeal the 17th amendment to the constitution, which would prohibit “the people” from electing their U.S. Senators. In Indiana, the Tea Party led legislature passed a law requiring doctors to tell women that having an abortion can lead to breast cancer. This is not only appalling, but disrespectful

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A good friendship developed due to the ‘dime theory.’ Through their discussions, MichelelearnedthatBeckmen was a cancer survivor. So in late 2010, when Michele found out she had cancer, she e-mailed Beckmen and told him now they were alike and that wasn’t due to dimes or racing. She told him about her cancer. Immediately, Beckmen e-mailed her back and offered to do any and everything he could. Thus, the friendship grew. Beckmen became cancer free in late 2004 and has remained cancer free. Michele found she

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Now some people can fill cupcake cups without spilling a drop of batter, but I, alas, am not one of them. As I said, the batter was quite thin, and somehow it dripped everywhere. I noticed this first as I moved the mixer beater across the kitchen to the sink. And the silverware draw was open a few inches when I was filling the cupcake pan, which was, unfortunately, sitting right over the drawer. I have to admit that by the time I got the cups filled there was a considerable amount of batter where batter shouldn’t be. It was at this moment, just as I was about to put the pan in the oven, that my lovely young wife walked in. “Oh no!” she said. “What is that? There must be a cup of food coloring in that mix. I’ll never get the stains out of their clothes. Then, looking around, she added, “Did you happen to notice how clean I left the kitchen last night?

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so you’d have to really be looking close to find it. She saw it, of course, but after teasing me about it, she seemed to dismiss it. So Saturday morning, I got up early and went to work. I told her to sleep in a bit while I got breakfast for the girls and began mixing the batter in front of three very excited little girls. Thus began a day that will live in infamy in our house. The first clue that things might not turn out too well was that when I added the liquid ingredients to the mix it turned a deep, shocking red color. Not a chocolaty red, but a bright, vivid blood red. The batter was also quite a bit thinner than the whoopie pie batter had been. “Wow!” said one of the girls. Wow indeed. I pressed on, however, undaunted and undeterred, and decided there was so much batter I would make both whoopie pies and cupcakes.

to women everywhere who have been stricken with this terrible disease. When Sharron Angle, a Tea Party Senate candidate from Nevada, was asked the question “What are you going to do develop jobs in Nevada,” she replied, “That’s not my job as a U.S. Senator.” The Tea Party Republicans don’t believe that government has a role to play in economic development whatsoever, besides giving billionaires tax cuts paid for by the middle class. Angle also wants to make it illegal for victims of rape and incest to have access to abortions, ignoring the fact that one in every six women are victims of rape in the United States. I will stop, because I would need the whole newspaper if I were to go on. So, that was your introduction to the Tea Party by the Tea Party. Please recognize that I express no opinions in this letter, I have simply quoted Tea Party leaders, and asked questions for the readers to consider. Corbin Crocker Gibson Trenton, TN 38382

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Interest in quilt project grows from page 1 a joint meeting of the FCE clubs from Edison, Moore’s Chapel, Concord, Skullbone and Union Central and The Bradford Art Club. Harris met informally with the Kenton Women’s Club, hosted by Marilyn Skiles, at the invitation of Virginia Davidson, Kenton Mayor. The group showed much enthusiasm as the slide presentation progressed and will be deciding how many and what location they will want their Quilt Block(s). The Bradford Art Club invited Royce to give her presentation to their group. This group received a grant

by the NW Tennessee Development District through the Tennessee Arts Commission. Coincidentally, the GCVAA Quilt Project is also funded through the same ABC grant funded by NWTDD and TAC. ABC stands for Art Builds Communities, and it certainly does. A group of FCE members and their guests joined together in a meeting to learn about the quilt project. The event was hosted by the Edison FCE, and met at the Union Central community center along with the Skullbone, Moore’s Chapel and Concord FCE groups.

Harris shared a slide show of quilt trails in the U.S. and ideas for the quilt blocks that could be installed in our county. The FCE theme for this year’s convention is “the thread that binds, so this was a very interesting and timely program for the club. If you belong to a civic group who would like to help paint the squares; or if you know an interesting or historical building (maybe yours?) that needs one mounted on it, or if you would like to sponsor one of the quilt square stops on the tourism brochure, or would like to help frame it, install it, or sponsor it call Royce Harris, 731-784-4120.

Dyer man charged with several offenses in theft of semi-truck Gibson County Sheriff Deputies and Dyer Police officers responded to a theft complaint at a farm shop on Boham Road near Dyer. Officers were advised an unknown male had stolen a 18 wheeler and trailer from the shop. The property owner met the 18 wheeler at the intersection of Boham and Old Dyer Rutherford Road and tried to stop the big truck. The suspect rammed the property owner’s vehicle and continued down Old Dyer Rutherford Road. In front of 53 Old Dyer Rutherford Road the stolen 18 wheeler ran into a ditch. The male suspect got

out of the truck and ran into the residence at 53 Old Dyer Rutherford Road. Inside, witnesses reported the suspect ran back and forth through the house, finally running back outside and into a barn. As deputies arrived the suspect ran back to the 18 wheeler, got back inside the cab and was attempting to back out of the ditch. He was immediately taken into custody. Arrested was Thomas Brent Patterson, age 28, of 342 Walnut Street, Dyer. Patterson was charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault,

reckless endangerment, theft of troperty and vandalism. He was transported to the Gibson County Correctional Complex where he is held under $50,000 bond. A preliminary hearing was set for April 5th in Gibson County General Sessions Court at Trenton.

Courtsquare Arts to serve ‘high tea’ Southern High Tea will be served at Courtsquare Arts and Antiques during the Teapot Festival. The opulence of the Old South is recreated at a formal ‘high tea’ served in stunning antique porcelain teapots, with finger sandwiches and imported English tea, as your southern belle hostess regales you with the tales of times gone by. A garden dress competition will be limited to fanciful hat creations. Get your tickets, and set to work concocting your ‘crowning’ achievement. A suitable prize will be awarded each day to the person (male or female) who best personifies the antebellum era. Tea will be served at half past the hour of three in the afternoon (3:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 27, 28 and 29. Advance $15 tickets are available at the gallery or by calling Berlynne Holman at 731-855-0976. No tickets at the door. Seating is limited. Courtsquare Arts & Antiques is a gallery located across from the historical courthouse of Gibson County located in Trenton.

jobs in rural areas through infrastructure improvements. Under his direction, Tennessee set a national standard for fiscal responsibility that endures today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McWherter family and all Tennesseans. We have lost a great leader and an even greater friend today.” U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement; “When I became governor, Ned McWherter said, ‘I’m going to help him, because if he succeeds, our state succeeds.’ He was true to his word. That bipartisan spirit symbolized Ned’s entire career. He was one of our state’s finest public servants and a close friend. I will greatly miss him.” U.S. Senator Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), made the following statement celebrating the life of former Tennessee governor Ned McWherter; “I join my fellow Tennesseans in mourning the loss of one of our state’s finest and most beloved public servants,” said Corker. “Ned was always upbeat, looking for the best in people and situations. He was incredibly kind to me when I came in as commissioner of finance. I never forgot that and continued to seek his counsel throughout my career,

Tennessee lawmakers busy from page 1 passed the House Education Committeewithamendments. The amended bill no longer prohibitscollectivebargaining by teachers. Rather, it is a comprehensive amendment which targets several aspects of the collective bargaining process. It allows school boards to recognize and reward excellent teachers; it removes personnel decisions from negotiations; and it requires local teacher unions to regularly prove membership numbers. Elected superintendents

The Tenn. School Boards Association opposes a bill that would open the door for reverting to elected school superintendents. The bill passed the House Education Subcommittee. Under the legislation, a county commission or city council can reverse the process of choosing a school director and have elections of superintendents without input from the local school board. Local area members of the House Education Committee include Craig Fitzhugh of

Ripley and Jimmy Naifeh of Covington. Charter schools The House Education Subcommittee and Senate Education Committee are discussing a proposal by Gov. Haslam to change charter schools. The bill removes the cap on charter schools, opens enrollment to every student in a school district, and restricts a local school board’s ability to control decisions regarding renewing or revoking charters. TSBA opposes the Governor’s plan.

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Former TN Governor McWherter from page 1 As governor, he supported education improvements that put more computers and technology in classrooms, increased teacher’s pay, shrank class sizes and gave local school boards more control. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said in a statement, “This is a sad day for Tennessee. Governor McWherter was a true statesman who cared about this state and its citizens. He had a long and distinguished career in the legislative and executive branches as well as in business. I will always be grateful for his personal kindness to me and the wise advice he gave me during my first months in office. Crissy’s and my thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and the entire McWherter family during this difficult time.” Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Lowe Finney of Jackson said, “Tennessee lost a true legend today in Governor Ned Ray McWherter. Governor McWherter left his legacy across our great state, and there is no doubt that we are better for his leadership, his vision and his compassion. Governor McWherter never hesitated to do what he believed was best for all Tennesseans, whether that was raising up our children through education reform, or creating

FCE MEETING FEATURES QUILT TRAIL PRESENTATION - A joint meeting of FCE clubs was held to learn about the Quilt Square project. Among those attending were (seated from left) Debbie White, Janice Gibson, Tommie Vaughn, Frances Joyner and Carlie Meals, (standing) Carolee Smith, Louise Cutler, Sarah Singleton, Sandra Newman, Marie Gurton, Charlene Neal, Magdeline Akin, Tommie Sue Howington, Maxine Joyner, Patsy Scott, Dorothy Farner, Nancy Robinson, and Jan Burke. (photo by Royce Harris, presenter and Quilt Project Chairman of GCVAA)

as recently as the past few weeks. He was a great friend to me, and I will miss him.” Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement on the passing of former Tennessee governor and Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Ned McWherter; “Today is a sad day for all of Tennessee as we mourn the loss of Ned McWherter. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Tennessee was blessed to have a true leader like Ned. I am grateful for his many contributions to this state and his legacy will forever be remembered.” CLARIFICATION: In our last issue reporting on a Dyer City Board meeting, we reported that the city council asked for an update on two burned properties, R’ tistic Flair and Video Ventures. The city council decided to send a letter to “the property owners” giving 30 more days to finish clean up on the “property”. It was later learned by the TriCity Reporter that only the Video Ventures property owners were given a 30day notice. R’ tistic Flair was not included in the 30 day clean up order.

from page 1 statistician for over 50 years. The Peggy Haney press box at Milan High is named in her honor. •OdellHatley(posthumous honor) – All State basketball center at Milan who scored 1,425 points and led the Bulldogs to three, Sweet 16 state tournament finishes. •David Hunt – Gibson Co. High School hoop star who scored over 1,300 points for the Pioneers, earned AllWest Tenn., Hon. Mention All State honors, and played at Bethel and UT Martin. •Jimmie Neal Hunt, Jr. – Humboldt High standout in basketball and baseball who excelled in both sports at Union University. •Jennifer Henson Nelson – “Coach on the floor” point guard at Bradford and Union Univ. who scored over 1,000 points in high school and nearly 1,000 pts. at Union, leading her teams to two high school state titles and two college national championships.

•Linda Frost Scates – Standout basketball forward at Medina in the 3-on-3 girls game who earned All District, All Region and All West Tenn. honors and scored over 1,840 career points. •Willie D. Weddle (posthumous honor) – Standout in basketball, football and track at Gibson Co. Training School (Milan) whose 1948-49 team finished third in the state. He played with the semi-pro Denver Bankers. •Mitchell Wright (Contributor) – All District, All Region and All State basketball player at Gibson Co. Training School (Milan) who was a basketball official for thirty years. •1948-49 Gibson Co. Training School (Milan) Buffalos basketball team – Coached by Vernon Graves and George Anderson, Milan won West Tenn. District 4 and won the state tournament consolation game, finishing third.

•1971 Milan High School Bulldogs football team – Coached by John Tucker the Bulldogs went undefeated, 12-0, outscored opponents 433-42 and won Milan’s first Class AA football state title. Johnny Tucker, former quarterback of the ’71 Bulldog team invites all former players to attend the Hall of Fame ceremonies.

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Shivers - Russom Bobby and Alice Shivers of Trenton are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Amy Michelle Shivers to Ryan Bradley Russom, son of Brad and Ladona Russom of Rutherford and Richard and Donna Bell of Dyer. Amy is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shivers, Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Scrivner. Ryan is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Paris Bryant and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Schaeffer and the late Mr. Leo Russom. The bride is a 2004 honors graduate of Peabody High School and obtained a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from Jackson

State Community College. She is now employed at the Jackson Clinic North as the Pediatric Lab Technician. The groom elect is a 2007 graduate of Gibson County High School and is employed at his family’s business, Russom’s CarStar Collision, as a collision repair technician. Amy and Ryan will wed on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in Trenton. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. Reception immediately to follow at the Trenton Elks Lodge. After a honeymoon in the Caribbean the couple will reside in Trenton. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

We were asked the question on Sunday evening if we had all gotten our naps that afternoon. How come everyone seems to have time for that hour or so of rest on Sundays, except me? My day started at six this morning and I’m ending it here at ten by writing this news. But I’m not complaining because it was a wonderful Lord’s day, even without a nap. William Sims shared John 4:23-24 as our call to worship and Louise Turner opened our service with prayer. “Little acorns become giant oak trees� was part of Sally Baird’s message for our children today. They learned how important keeping close ties to the church is for their proper growth from acorn to tree. Yet as with all of us, getting started with Jesus is the key. Thanks Sally for the lesson. Our offertory hymn was played by aspiring pianist, Danielle Rickman. Our young people are so good to participate in all that goes on around North Union. Linda Carmoney signed a moving interpretation of “Shout to the Lord.� Bro. Chris Marks filled in for Bro Don this week and brought a very thought provoking sermon called, “I Woke Up One Day and Missed My Life.� He told of a man who was comatose from 1984 to 2003 and suddenly

By Connie Cooper awakened to find many years had gone by, never to be truly lived. Statistically, a Barnna survey showed that a majority of people within today’s churches are basically “comatose� when it comes to living out the true Christian life. Remember Jesus’ words “you must be born again.� During our evening study we learned all about forgiveness.We heard how to extend it to others and why we need to do so. I’ve always heard it said that we are never more Christ-like than when we forgive. This week we want to wish Michelle Bell, DeeLane Wright and Brittany Smith a happy birthday. We want to also praise the Lord for Dylan Joyce’s return home from the hospital and answered prayer concerning him and others. And by the way, Patricia, the bulletin looked great this week! Preparations for Easter are well underway. We have a sunrise service planned with a drama presentation and “flowering� of the Cross. Then a breakfast break and finally our cantata, “The Power of the Cross.� If you don’t have a home church, please feel free to come and worship with us. You’ll also be hearing more about an upcoming “women’s event� in May. But for right now, I’ll just say, see you in church on Sunday.


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Sunday School for Shut-In When you’re ready, please read Matthew 27:12. Hundreds of years before this happens in Matthew chapter 27, the Holy Spirit moved Isaiah to say these words about Jesus: “He was oppressed and he was afflicted yet he opened not his mouth he is brought as lamb to the slaughter and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth� Isaiah 53:7 KJV. Then in Matthew 27 Jesus knows that He’s going to be beaten, yet He does nothing to stop the violence against Himself. How could He love like that, “in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory the glory as if the only begotten of the Father.) full of grace and truth� John 1:1-2, 14 KJV. They saw God they saw God in Jesus, God is love, Jesus is God. Some people were arguing with Jesus he knew that they were searching for a way to kill him, He says to them, “If God were your Father, then you would love Me. I cam

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Community Calendars NWTDD/NWTHRA MEETING The Northwest Tennessee Development District Executive Committee and Northwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency Policy Council will meet at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 8 at Olivia’s Opera House Restaurant located at 142 South Lindell Street in Martin. COMMUNITY MEETING Friends of Gibson County will hold a community meeting at Joe and Deana’s Restaurant on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. Advertising sponsorships for the upcoming rodeo will be discussed. RELAY COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE The Carroll Family will be hosting a Country/Western Dance at the Ruritan Building in the Yorkville Park on Saturday, April 9 from 7-10 p.m. featuring the Dakota Band. Admission will be $5 at the door. There will be a cakewalk during the break. Come join us for a great night of country/western dancing fun!!! For details contact Michele Whitaker @ 731-234-9947. All proceeds go to Relay For Life. RELAY OPRY NIGHT Kenton School Team will be hosting their annual “Relay Opry Night” on Saturday, May 14 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kenton Gym. More details soon! SPRING BEAUTY PAGEANT A spring beauty pageant will be held April 30th at Spring Hill School. Registration starts at 1 p.m. and pageants begin at 2. Age groups range from 0-15 years old. For more information please call 559-4223. GCSSD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustees will have the regular meeting on Thursday, April 14th in Gibson County High School at 6:30 p.m. The first item on the agenda is the new director, Mr. Eddie Pruett’s contract. MISS GIBSON COUNTY PAGEANT The Miss Gibson County Pageant is sponsored by Milan Band Parents Assoc. It will be April 16, 2001 at Milan High School “Band Room. Doors open at 5 p.m. The pageant begins with 0-12 months at 6 p.m. this pageant is open to girls from 0-21 years who reside in Gibson County or attend a school in Gibson County. For questions or information contact Bridget Renfroe-Pageant coordinator You can download a registration form at CAR WASH/BAKE SALE Girl Scout Troop 40387 Relay for Life Team will be having a Car wash and Bake Sale this Saturday, April 9th at the Kenton First State Bank from 9 a.m. to noon. DYER SCHOOL RELAY TEAM FUNDRAISER On Friday, April 8th The Dyer School Relay for Life team will grill for the auction sale at Tom Wright’s home, located at 904 N. Main Street in Dyer. Food will be ready to serve at 5 p.m. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, and BBQ bologna, chips, drinks, and baked items. Come enjoy good food grilled by Bobby Sullivan, enjoy the auction, and help support The Dyer School Relay for life Team. BRIDAL TEA The public is invited to a bridal tea honoring Miss Liz McCurdy, bride elect of Jack Leonard at the Dyer First United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. The bride and groom have selections at Duncan’s Pharmacy, City Lumber Company, Gibson Farmers Co-op, Macy’s, Target and Wal-Mart. STEAK SANDWICH SALE Upward Soccer will have a ribeye steak sandwich sale at Dyer Food Rite Saturday, April 9th from 11 to 1. Sandwiches are $5 and all proceeds go to Upward® Soccer Ministry. PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH EASTER BUNNY A pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held Saturday, April 16th at Dyer CP Church Fellowship Hall from 9 to 11 a.m. Kids eat for $2 and adults for $4. Bring your cameras. All proceeds go to Upward® Soccer Ministry.

Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell What a beautiful day we had! Again, God has blessed us with warmth and sunshine. God has blessed us so much. Sometimes we take for granted how he has blessed us. Let us never forget what God did for us in sending His only Son to die on a cross for our sin. Peggy White continues to be in the Dyer Nursing Home. Barbara Wiley is still confined to her home. Please keep all our sick in your prayers. We had another day of glorifying God on Sunday. Do we fully trust in God and that He has promised us to spend eternity with Him if we are faithful and obey His word? Are we a people of God for eternity? The bible presents God as ‘in the beginning.” (Genesis 1:1) God is the eternal creator. (John 11-3) God ever was

and never will be! To be among the people of God is to participate in something that reaches into eternity. God has made promises for his people. God, in Jesus Christ, has supplied His creatures with a perfect example for their lives and the means of forgiveness when they fail. God wants a people that will seek after Him, find Him (Acts 17-27) and glorify him. (Romans1:21) The faithful are promised heaven, life everlasting and eternal life so often in the Bible that space would not permit us to list them. One of them is found in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Paul says that the destiny of the faithful is that “we shall always be with the Lord.” Those who are “centered” upon life here and now are not capable of grasping details of the

hereafter. There are two eternal destinies of man. Not all people will be with God in heaven! Only those who are faithful and trust God’s promises of an eternal home will be in heaven. There was a sign at the entrance to a cemetery that read “Gateway to Glory.” Where then is the “Other” gate? The Bible says that there is only one way to eternity with God in heaven and that way is through His son, Jesus Christ. We need to take a long look at Matthew 25:46. Following the judgment scene (vs. 31-45), Christ says, “And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. The two destinations are

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SAVANNA JO HARRISON Dyer – Graveside services for Savanna Jo Harrison, infant child of Billy and Nikki Harrison, were held March 31, 2011, at Yorkville Cemetery. Reverend Ronnie Turner officiated the service. Savanna passed away March 29, 2011, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. JohnsonWilliams Funeral Home were in charge of the services. She is preceded in death by her sister, Brandi Harrison, great grandparents, Joe and Velma Harrison and greatgrandfather, J.R. Clifton. She is survived by hers parents, Billy and Nikki Harrison of Dyer, sister, Allyson Harrison, grandparents, Freddie Harrison of Yorkville, Vickie Flowers of Big Sandy and Debbie Morris of Dyer, great grandmother, Sara Clifton of Rutherford, and three aunts, Emily Harrison of Columbus, MS, Stephanie Harrison of Ripley and Felecia Brigitte of Friendship.

DAVID WAYNE HARRISON Trenton – Funeral services for David Wayne Harrison, 40, were March 31, 2001, at Leitherland Funeral Home. Brother Fred Kellers officiated the services. Burial was held at Harrison Cemetery in Trenton. Mr. Harrison passed away March 28, 2001 at his residence. He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Guy Harrison. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Mary Ruth Harrison of Dyer and Harold London of Dyer, one brother, Glen Harrison of Trenton and two nephews, Derek Harrison and Clark Harrison.

The Grapevine We had a very good day at St. Paul Sunday morning, beginning with Sunday school. All four of our ministers were present at St. Paul and Rev. Michelle Skinner delivered the message. Rev. Skinner’s subject was “If You Are Too Busy for God, Then You Are Too Busy” and it was found in Luke 10:40-42. She was telling us about Jesus visiting his friends, Mary and Martha. Mary met Jesus and sat at his feet and listened to Him teach. Martha was busy cleaning and cooking and getting things ready like we always do. She informed us not to get caught up in the work of the church instead of teaching the word and trying to get people saved. And is we do that we are too busy for God. The mass choir provided the music. Special selection

By Sarah Skinner was “The leaning tree is not always the first to fall” led by Sis. Vivian Moore. Betty Belmont of Rutherford and I visited Michelle and Sophrina Moore in Collierville Friday. Vivian Moore and her friend Betty visited them Saturday. WE all enjoyed our visits. Some of those having birthdays are; Sheila Simpson, Joseph Johnson, Michael Pitts, Nathaniel Skinner and Jakius Hunt. We wish them Happy birthday. Love and sympathy is extended to the family of Mrs. Geraldine Brown. Prayer list includes: William Edmonds, L.M. Bardwell, Rev. Henry Banks, Preston White, Ruby Warren, Martha Simpson, Rosie Allen, Little Donovan Banks, Billy Martin, Mary L. Mays, Mattie F. Simpson, and Martha H. Pitts.

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Geraldine Brown, 92, died April 3rd at Golden Living Center in Union City where she had been a patient since February 21st. She was preceded in death by her husband Harlan Draper Brown and her parents, Myrle and Herbert Taylor and is survived by her cousin and caregiver Bonnie Cross Moon of Kenton, one aunt, Marjorie Cross, also of Kenton, and several other cousins. Mrs. Brown owned and operated Kenton Flower Shop for many years and had been a member of Kenton First Baptist Church over 80 years where she had taught Sunday School and been in charge of flowers for several years. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Sunnyside Cemetery with Rev. Frank Kemper and Dr. Brian Robertson officiating. Friends may call at Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Kenton from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

New Hope By And our revival continues. A large group met Wednesday evening for prayer meeting and Bible study. Our minister, Brother Corey Meggs led in our prayer requests and praise service. His Bible study was; Scripture the food of spiritual growth. He used as an example spiritual anorexia. Just as we need food for our physical bodies we need spiritual food for our souls. This can only come from studying our Bibles and prayer. Thursday evening 18 members of new Hope met with others at Salem Baptist Church near Trenton for a GPS bag party. There were 51 there in all. On Sunday morning we welcomed many visitors for our worship service. The families of Dustin and Jessica Conley were with us as we prepared them for their trip to Wisconsin. A very generous love offering was received. The special music was “You wouldn’t cry for me today” sung by Amy Powell as we watched pictures of the beautiful baby, Madison Grace Conley, all dedicated to the parents. Amy read the 14th chapter of John. Brother Corey’s morning message, “How clear is your vision?” was taken from John 6:1-15. It was in the feeding of the multitude. This is the

only parable that is in all four gospels. He reminded us without vision people perish. God doesn’t follow our schedule, we are to see things from his perspective. Then don’t settle for vision, get ready for action. We must come to the point we can’t wait to see what God is going to do next. At the close of the service we gathered around Dustin and Jessica and their families to pray and wish them God’s peace and travel safety. Sunday evening Brother Corey explained to us the plans concerning GPS, God’s Plan of Sharing. It begins on Saturday, so get ready. In the worship hour we welcomed Pierce Holt into our church, What a wonderful way to begin a service. Brother Corey spoke on Joshua and Judges. After the death of Joshua so many of the children of Israel stopped living for the Lord. Eight of the twelve tribes failed. He then explained the meaning of the Lord’s Supper and we observed this. April 17 will be the day set aside for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American mission. Our goal is $3,000. Also on that day we will celebrate our Easter contata. An Easter egg hunt is planned for Saturday, April 23 for children in 5th grade and younger.

Golden Agers The Golden Agers meet in the fellowship area of Dyer FBC March 29 with 14 Golden Agers. Shirley Shull was the moderator of the meeting and J.W. Edwards express thanks to the Lord for the food. Alice Ernest led the group in prayer for those sick or facing diagnostic tests. These included Brother Jerry Legg, Jo-Ann Dalton, Jean Wilson, and Frances Abbott. Also requests were made to God for comfort for the families of Zana Needham and Alvin Witherspoon. “Wonderful Words of Life” and “Whosever Meaneth Me” were sung by the group with

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Eight year old Molly Lamar recently followed proudly in the footsteps of her mother, Cynthia Sturgill Lamar and her Aunt Brittany Sturgill of Martin in keeping a family tradition. On Saturday and Sunday Molly’s grandfather, Richard Sturgill of Newbern, took his granddaughter turkey hunting in Henry County. Though Molly returned home without the elusive turkey this time, she and “Granddaddy” made some wonderful memories and look forward to trying again next season. Time is speedily passing and May 28 will be here before we know it. Make your plans now to attend the much anticipated Kenton School Reunion. It will surely be an event you won’t want to miss as former students of Kenton School will be returning to their Alma Mater for a reunion like no other! Beginning at 2 p.m. you will be able to start catching up on your good old days and continue through to 6 p.m. at which time there will be a catered dinner (prior reservations needed). Bring along your best smile as a photographer will be on hand to record the event pictorially. Last Saturday morning the Men of First Assembly of God in Humboldt held their monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast at The Cracker Barn. Ronnie Lamar joined his grandfather Eurby Sanders at this meeting. The fifteen men in attendance had a very enjoyable time. Last Saturday morning, many Wiggins family members travelled from far and near to Dyersburg to lay to rest their loved one, Ronnie Wiggins. The younger brother of Sheila Barnes of Kenton, Mr. Wiggins was a U.S. Army Veteran. Our most sincere condolences are extended to Sheila and her husband Richard and to the many family and friends in their

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time of great loss. Candice Clifford, daughter of Leslie and Jerry Clifford celebrated her 18th birthday with a shopping trip to Jackson. Then she and her family enjoyed grilled hamburgers and hotdogs and all the fixings along with birthday cake at the home of her grandparents, William and Ann Duren. Lots of pictures were taken to mark the happy occasion. With Easter on the horizon, Brittany Sturgill of Martin and Mary Sturgill of Newbern treated their nieces/granddaughters, Molly and Addyson Lamar to an afternoon of cinema fun in Martin as they saw the film “HOP” which delights young and old viewers alike with animated bunny rabbits. Following their fun at the movie the ladies all had lunch at Los Portales. Molly and Addyson are the daughters of Luke and Cynthia Lamar of Kenton. Food for thought: If tomorrow never comes how was your time spent? Is your heart fulfilled Or filled with regrets? The time that you were given was it used for good or bad? If tomorrow never came would more time you wish you had? Whatever your case may be you have the here and now. To live each moment given to make your life better somehow. Adieu RC. Prayer List: Dave Miller family, Amanda Davis, Judy Webb, Jimmy Simmons, David Stephenson, Carol and Bobby Primrose, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, Eurby Sanders, Freda Lamar, Joe Smith, Lil Wardlow, Cathy and Henry Herane, Elmer and Virginia Williams, Sam Weatherly, Paul Lee Williams, Easton Hopper, Bruce Lane, Gwen Rickard, Regina Miller, Racine Hodges, and Clint McLodge. Thanks for relaying your news to: kentonnewslady@hotmail. com.

Dyer Church of Christ Morning worship services had an attendance 115 and 91 in Sunday school. The message for the morning service was from the book of Exodus 3:1-6, Moses the reluctant leader. How important is it to use that God’s will be done? Our faith needs to be tried, to grow and endure. The message for the evening service came from the book of Acts 20:35, do we believe it is better to give than receive? Proverbs 22:6, do we see things to give in order to help others? 1 Corinthian 16:1, lie by and store what God

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Cloraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chapel Greetings from the Cloras Chapel family in Dyer! We had a great time in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday. We were all very excited and the spirit was high. There is just something special about Sunday school. Rev. Myles had the 6-9 year olds and boy were they excited. They all could tell the story of the flashlight. They let us

know that you have to have batteries, which represents the Holy Spirit, to shine bright for Jesus. Remember Christians we are the light of the world. The adults are having great attendance and we thank God for blessing our Sunday school. It was like old time at Cloras Chapel. Sister Patricia Wade was in attendance and

DYER CP CHURCH SOUP AND SANDWICH FOR RELAY - It was a normal Sunday with many attending church and many rushing home or to a local restaurant for a quick meal after church. However, for those attending Dyer CP Church and for several others as well, dinner in the form of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soup and Sandwichâ&#x20AC;? was only a few steps away. The Dyer CP Relay for Life team hosted a meal in their church basement with donations going to their team. Lou Ellen Bone, a cancer survivor, and her daughter Mary Beth Wilson enjoyed a mother and daughter â&#x20AC;&#x153;soup and sandwichâ&#x20AC;? along with other family members, church members, and friends. Tabulations show that $313.00 in donations were placed in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Relay Bucketâ&#x20AC;?. (William G. McFarland)

MONEY MAN - Kyle Bugg, longtime member of the Dyer CP Church Relay for Life team, manned the donation box after church for those attending the Relay Teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soup and Sandwich meal. Church members walked down â&#x20AC;&#x153;several stepsâ&#x20AC;? after church to attend and towns friends also walked down â&#x20AC;&#x153;several stepsâ&#x20AC;? to be a part of this good fellowship in the church basement. (photo by William G. McFarland)

Laneview Baptist Church It was another awesome day in Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house Sunday. We enjoyed several specials, one by our choir, another by Johnny Cavender and a third by Natalie Farrar. We are truly blessed at Laneview to have people willing to serve. I thank God also for having a pastor at our church that will speak what God has laid on his heart without limitations. The title of the message was â&#x20AC;&#x153; The Dangers of Half- Heartedness in the Church.â&#x20AC;? A church that is filled with half-hearted Christians is not what pleases God. When things are meaningful to us we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want them half way done neither does God. We are to be busy about our Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business. There is something for everyone to be involved in. Unfortunately too many times no one does anything and the church dies. Did our Jesus go half way for us? No, He completed the task of the cross and the resurrection. Its time too stop talking the talk and start walking the walk. The greatest joy in our life should be serving our God. S cripture Ref: James 1:22 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.â&#x20AC;? Upcoming Events: April 6th, Refuse Mission Project Kickoff April 9th, Fish Fry (fund raiser) April 10th, Wedding Tea for Julie Baker and Jody Holland (2:30) April 16th, Lance and Kat Ray Wedding (5:30) April 17th, Easter Cantata/Drama April 22-23th Annual Spring B.B.Q. (To pre-order call 731796-0296) April 24th, Easter Sunday, April 27th, Refuse April Celebration -7pm Church wide Mexican Fiesta to celebrate Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission Project. Seek to serve God this week! James 2:17 â&#x20AC;&#x153; In the

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By Robin McNeil took her old seat in the choir. She has not lost a beat. We were glad to have Rev. Jeremy Myles and his family with us. He inspired us with altar prayer. Visitors were Brian and Kim Albea and their children and Keisha Davis from Nashville. Sister Kim and her daughter were touched by the words of God as Pastor Myles spoke from Joshua 24:16. His title was â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are Witnesses for the Lord.â&#x20AC;? Pastor Myles hid behind the cross and preached from his heart and God truly blessed. Sister Kim Albea and her daughter, Kayla, gave their lives to Christ. Their baptism will be announced. Cloras Chapel will be there for them. Pastor Myles let us all know that there is room at the cross for all of us. Parents are you ready for your children to leave for college? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that time of year when the school year for 2010-2011 is near its end. We are so proud of Desireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Barnett who will be attending Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. She has always been a blessing to Cloras Chapel. We pray that God will be with her. Sister Kiera Vaugh is attending Jackson State University and we are proud of her too. She is the secretary for the youth organization. They both were awarded scholarships from the New Hopewell Missionary Society. We are in prayer for Sister Reina Farris. She lost here home due to fire. Please keep her in your prayers. We say to Sister Reina â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stay strong in the Lord and know always that God is a company keeper.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revival time! Badgett Chapel CPCA will be in Revival this week. Cloras Chapelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choir is invited to sing on Wednesday night and we are ready to go! Cloras Chapel will be in Revival April 13 - 15. Each night service will begin at 7 p.m. Pastor Myles will be in Revival at Beech Grove Bradford the week of April 18 - 22. Everyone is cordially invited to come and be blessed. The New Hopewell Youth Work will

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Sports & Education GC Ladys play seven games in one week BY LORI CATHEY The Lady Pioneers Softball team had a busy week playing 7 games. On Monday, they defeated region opponent Milan by the score of 9 to 6. Miranda Barron was 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored and Kaycie Moore was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Player of the Game was Hannah Moore for her five catches in right field including on a diving grab. Anna Paige Fugua was the winning pitcher. Tuesday, The Lady Pioneers traveled to West Carroll. Despite great hitting by the Pioneers, they lost 10 to 9. Miranda Barron was 3 for 4 with 3 runs and had a home run, triple and a double, leaving her a single short of hitting the cycle. Catcher Shelley Simpson hit a three run home run in the 7th inning. Chelsea Joyce was 3 for 4 with a run and 2 RBIs. Kaycie Moore and Madalyn Murray were both 2 for 4 with 1 run scored. On Thursday, the Lady Pioneers traveled to Dyersburg for another region game. They scored first in the 2nd inning and held a one run lead for most of the game. Both team’s pitchers were pitching

very well with neither team getting a lot of hits. Dyersburg finally scored one run in the 5th to tie the game. Dyersburg scored 2 runs in the 6th inning to take the lead and the Lady Pioneers were unable score in the 7th, ending the game with the score of 3 to 1. On Friday and Saturday, the Lady Pioneers participated in the Milan Softball Tournament. They played 4 games, defeating Henry County and losing to Dyersburg, Milan and Southside. Chelsea Joyce and Madalyn Murray were both players of the game for the win against Henry Co. Chelsea Joyce was 2 for 4 with 4 runs and 4 RBIs with one triple. Madalyn Murray filled in as catcher for the first time and helped hold Henry Co. to only 3 runs. The Player of the Tournament was Chelsea Joyce who was 4 for 10 with an on base percentage of .700 with 3 singles, 1 triple, and 2 stolen bases. Chelsea scored 7 runs, scoring every time she reached the bases. For the week, Anna Paige Fuqua pitched 35 innings and faced 179 batters and only gave up 3 walks earning herself 2 wins.

CATCHES FIVE OUTS - Lady Pioneer Hannah Moore waits for the ball for an out to end the game. Moore had five put outs in the 9 to 6 win over Milan. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

HOT HITTER - Gibson County hot hitting third baseman Miranda Barron was 3 for 4 with 3 runs, a home run, triple and a double in their 10 to 9 loss to West Carroll. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

TAGGED OUT - GC shortstop Chelsea Joyce puts a tag out on a Dyersburg runner trying to steal a base. Joyce had a .700 on base percentage for the Milan Softball Tournament. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GCHS Principal hosted ACT Benchmark Luncheon Gibson Co High School Principal Eddie Pruett hosted the annual ACT Benchmark Luncheon for students who had met all four ACT benchmarks by the end of the first semester. This is a very select group because nationally only twenty-four percent of ACT-tested 2010 high school graduates met or surpassed all four of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks. This number is up from 21 percent in 2006 and from 23 percent last year. The percent of graduates ready to succeed in college coursework remains highest in English (66 percent), followed by reading (52 percent), mathematics (43 percent) and science (29 percent).

SELECT GROUP OF GCHS STUDENTS ATTEND ACT BENCHMARK LUNCHEON - The GC students who were eligible to attend the luncheon were Robert Hampton, Katie Huff, Sara Jennings, Caleb Mills, Andy Murphree, Brooke Sansing, Amber Simmons, Abbey Struemph, Paigh Lytle, Joanie Floersh, Jaclyn Parlow, Samantha Crews, Brad Tabor, Tyler Thetford, Lauren Whitley, Miranda Barron, Joseph Fuqua, Nick Sears, JoBeth Turner, Taylor Hassell, Audrey Todd, Drew Temple, and Chelsea Joyce. This group does not include students who tested after December of this school year.

PIONEERS BASEBALL TEAM - The team played one game last week and the rest were rained out and rescheduled. Members of the 2011 Gibson County Pioneers Baseball team are: left to right (front row) Matt Suttberry ,Andrew Hughes, Garrett Kent, Carter McMackin, Riley Sweat, Josh Mathis, Ryan Carter, Taylor McKinney, Madison Laster, Addison Davidson,

(middle row) Coach Ken Covington, Asst coach Bryan Cathey, Jeremy Butler, Bobby Cooper, Lee Whitaker, Dylan Sisco, Taylor Landrum, Johnny Deinhart, Blake Simpson, Coach Corry Essany, (back row) Zach Wiginton, Ben Whitley, Javon Sowell, Axel Metzger, Tanner Harrison, Anthony Hunt, Josh Mathis, Chase Cooper and Cory Oliver. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

PERFECT RELAY - Senior #25 Jeremy Butler makes a catch for a out, but a Milan runner tags up and tries to advance to third. Butler hits Blake Simpson with a perfect relay to get the Milan runner out. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GREAT PITCHING - Senior Taylor Landrum pitched a great game for the Pioneers in their Distract game with Milan. Landrum pitched 6 innings, striking out 8 and only gave up 2 earned runs in GC’s 6-2 loss to Milan. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

SPRING HILL ALUMNI HOMECOMING The Spring Hill Alumni Homecoming will be held Saturday, April 9th beginning at 4 p.m. Activities include a Dodge Drive for Kids event, a card tournaments (52 and Poker), meal, men’s basketball, and recognition of Spring Hill area inductees to GC Sports Hall of Fame.

Bring your old yearbook and catch up with classmates.

Thank you for supporting our school. For more info, call 559-4223


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GIBSON COUNTY FFA ATTENDS STATE CONVENTION - The Gibson County FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Convention last week. Students who attended included; Emilee Wright, Amanda Greer, Taylor Richards, Elizabeth Wylie, Texanna Edwards, Hannah Burton, Alyssa Kesterson, Alyson Horner, Austin Yergin, Michael Morris, Logan Cochran, and Clay Brewer. Emilee Wright and Drew Norvell were honored by receiving their State FFA Degree. Clay Brewer won the Agriculture Mechanics Design and Fabrication Proficiency Award.

GCHS BETA CLUB CONDUCTS SGCHS BETA INITIATION - Twenty-five members of the Gibson Co High School Beta Club attended the installation/ initiation of South Gibson County High School’s Beta Club. GCHS Betas conducted SGCHS’ first initiation ceremony. Participating in the ceremony were (left to right) Taylor Hassell, State Beta President, Katie Huff, GC Beta VicePresident, Andy Murphree, GC Beta President, Sarah Carroll, GC Beta Secretary, and Matt Littleton, Beta member representative.

SPRING HILL STUDENTS ATTEND PLAY - Spring Hill School’s 21st Century After School Program attended the play of “Aesop’s Fables” at the Carl Perkins Civic Center on Wednesday, March 30th.

The after school program was able to attend this production through a grant awarded by Arts Memphis. Directors of the after school program are Robin Layne and Laura Pankey.

WRIGHT AND NORVELL RECEIVE DEGREE - The Gibson County FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Convention last week. Emilee Wright (pictured at left) and Drew Norvell (not pictured) were honored by receiving their State FFA Degree.

UT students seek Crafton Scholarships for careers in health care areas

BREWER WINS AWARD - Gibson County FFA member Clay Brewer won the Tennessee FFA Agriculture Mechanics Design and Fabrication Proficiency Award.

Each spring the E. C. Crafton Memorial Scholarship Committee considers applications for scholarships for the next school year. Area students planning to enter a career in a health care area at any campus of the University of Tennessee may apply for an E.C. Crafton Memorial Scholarship. The E.C. Crafton Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1980 to commemorate a life of giving by a beloved physician from Trenton. Dr. E.C. Crafton was a founder of Gibson General Hospital and a physician in Trenton from 1953 until his death in 1980. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and of the UT Medical

School. The E.C. Crafton Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in his memory through the University of Tennessee. These scholarships provide financial assistance to worthy area students who are entering a course of study in any medical field at a University of Tennessee campus. Students can be in a professional or preprofessional curriculum. Since 1982 students in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy,

dentistry and nursing have benefited through the Crafton scholarships. These scholarships are available for renewal as long as the student remains in a medically related curriculum at a UT campus, however the renewal request must be made annually by the student. The scholarship committee is composed of Carol Gordon, Carol Weems and Jim Hall of Trenton. Applications and renewal requests for this

year should be submitted by April 15 to any committee member for consideration for the following school year. Scholarship amounts awarded are at the discretion of the committee, based on funds available from the endowment. Applications are available from the scholarship committee members or the Gibson General Hospital Business Office. For more information call 8551675 (Gordon), 855-9067 (Hall),or 855-2802.

UT Martin is among safest of four-year public institutions The University of Tennessee at Martin is among the safest of the fouryear public institutions in Tennessee in the most recent statewide crime statistics released for reported crimes. UT Martin was the safest in the more serious crimes per 1,000 campus population and second safest in the lesser offenses per 1,000. Additionally, for more serious crimes and lesser offenses that are committed, the UT Martin Department of Public Safety has the best clearance rates for cases solved. “We work hard to maintain the high level of safety for our students, employees and visitors,” said UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes. “Recent improvements in external lighting, traffic flow and the installation of 150 new surveillance cameras, we believe, will serve to further enhance the overall level of safety.” According to crime statistics for 2010 recently released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, UT Martin had the least amount of reported offenses among four-year Tennessee Board of Regents and UT institutions. “This year, emphasis was placed on the education of students on alcohol-related issues, and we experienced a decrease in the number of incidents involving alcohol, which we believe indirectly resulted in the decrease of the related offenses of assault, vandalism and disorderly conduct,” said Scott Robbins, UT Martin director of public safety. “We want to remind the campus community that crime prevention remains

a ‘team’ effort, and we need everyone to remain proactive with us by securing property, remaining vigilant and reporting suspicious activity.”

During the last decade, the UT Martin crime rate consistently has been lower than the national and statewide averages for college campuses.

DYER SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - The Dyer School February Students of the Month are kindergarten-Madisyn Spillers, first grade-Jayleigh Draper, second grad-Sarah Robinson, third grade-Caleigh Patterson, fourth grade-Lauren Flowers, Mrs. Denise’s class-Mary Hensley, fifth grade-Abbey Landrum, sixth grade-Jacqueline Rowley, seventh grade-Cydney Langston, and eighth grade-Jake Siler. Thanks to Food Rite for sponsoring this program.

Johnson graduates basic training

DYER SCHOOL GOOD CHARACTER OF THE MONTH – The Good Character award for ‘caring’ was awarded to Beth Crittendon by Selene Barron. Thanks to Farmers and Merchants Bank for sponsoring this award.

Gibson County School District

Preschool Program Registration Date for 2011-12 School Year

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dyer Elementary from 10:00 - 5:00 Medina Elem. from 11:00 - 6:00 Kenton/Rutherford at Kenton School from 10:00 - 5:00 Spring Hill/Yorkville at Yorkville School from 10:00 - 5:00 Children may register for preschool who will have their 4th birthday by September 30, 2011. A certified birth certificate (numbered), social security card and physical/ immunization records are required by first day of school.

Army National Guard Pvt. Christina S. Johnson has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and

training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and

class will begin Monday, weeks. class will begin Tuesday evening for ten weeks.

unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. She is the granddaughter of Vicki Allmon of Newbern Highway, Newbern, and great-granddaughter of James C. Barron of N. Main, Dyer. Johnson graduated in 2008 from GCHS.

, and will be held from 6-9 each Monday evening for ten , and will be held from 6-9 each

All classes will be held at the Trenton Community Resource Center (formerly Trenton-Rosenwald Middle School) in the computer lab, room 18. Enter from Eaton Street. Registration will be held the first night of each class in Room 22, beginning at 5:30 P.M. For more information, contact Peggy Davis at 855-0665 or e-mail at

(This project is funded under an agreement with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.)

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204 Elm Street - Spacious home with lots of classic charm. 5 BR, 2.5 bath. Completely remodeled. Tin ceiling in kitchen. 2 W/D connections and a quaint treehouse.


1123 S. Main Street - Nice country home with the convenience of town! 3 BR, 2 bath on 2.25 acres with a nice 24x32 shop. Lots of upgrades and extras!

REDUCED $20,000 Real estate consists of a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath house w/approx 1070 sq. ft. floor space, front porch and small covered back porch and a 14x24 garage. Lot is approximately 1/2 acre in size. This house was built prior to 1978 and therefore may contain lead paint. Any desired inspections should be completed before sale. Terms on Real Estate: 10% deposit day of sale w/balance at closing within 30 days. PARTIAL LISTING: Old Mantel Clocks •Lamps •Metal Toys including Nylint and Ertl •2 Dressers •2 Chest of Drawers •Tables •Small Collector Cups and Saucers •Jewelry Boxes • Several Dolls •Child’s Rocker •Oak Dining Table w/6 Chairs •Whirlpool Washer •Speed Queen Dryer •Cedar Chest •Pictures •Etc.

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Marriages Kevin Okely Fiallos of Milan and Laura Beth Moyers of Milan Jeffery Neal Thompson of Trenton and Suzanne Moira James Levatino of Trenton Danny Edward Maness of Medina and Donna Elizabeth Barnard Graves of Medina Nicholas Andrea McCurrie of Trenton and Samantha Ann Parker of Friendship Carl Samuel Collier of Trenton and Elfreeda Williams Smith of Trenton Daniel Wayne Proudfit of Bradford and Tina Lynne Williams Proudfit of Bradford Clint Moriss Isabel of Jackson and Timaresa Shenette Perry Wardlow of

Jackson Adam Brian Campbell of Trenton and Jessica Denise Ward of Trenton Luka Perkovic of Jackson and Zeinab Ramadan Chan Liol of Jackson Ryan Bradley Russom of Rutherford and Amy Michelle Shivers of Trenton Tracy Allen Grimes of Humboldt and Lisa Kay Privett of Humboldt Andrew Thomas Wright of Martin and Kimberly Kay Juhl of Dyer Mitchell Taylor Allen of Medina and Jennifer Park of Medina Joseph Patrick Forrest of Trenton and April Nicole Davidson of Trenton

Property Transfers Samuel D. Bailey and Annitta Bailey to Thomas Hartigan and wife, Deborah Hartigan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13th CD of Carroll County Mark Manning and Joyce Manning to Ray Whitwell and wife, Linda Whitwell â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13th CD Marcus Bell to HML Financial, LLC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7th CD Christine L. Mitchell and husband, Donald R. Mitchell to Thomas E. Foster and wife, Janet M. Foster W. Paul Arnold and Brenda K. Arnold, Trustees of the W. Paul Arnold Trust, W. Paul Arnold and Brenda Brenda K. Arnold to Larry Ridings and wife, Ty Anne Ridings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7th CD William L. Jones to John B. Fisher and wife, Rebecca K. Fisher â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13th CD Roy Neil Graves, II, Anna Graves, Benjamin Graves and Molly Graves and Clifton Reed Graves and Russell Frank Graves to Billy Pomeroy and wife, Annie Pomeroy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1st CD Edward Freeze and wife,

Mary A. Freeze to John F. Guy -16th CD Charles E. Evans and Jo H. Evans to John William Higdon, Jr. d/b/a Higdon Electric - 8th CD Thomas A. Hartigan and Deborah L. Binder Hartigan to Tony Brown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1st CD Ernest B. Parvin and wife, Jeanie N. Parvin to Doy L. Daniels and wife, Nanci D. Daniels â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13th CD Brent Attaway and wife, Beth Attaway to John David Worthen and wife, Pamela Worthen â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2nd CD Jerry M. Maitland, Sr. to Emmanuel Miracle Church â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7th CD Jackie H. Gross to Jerry N. Faulkner and Shelby J. Faulkner Revocable Trust â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9th CD Willie Ann Ward to Lonnie A. Harper and wife, Barbara J. Harper â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7th CD Ray Whitwell and wife, Linda Whitwell to Steven R. Slayton and wife, Kathy Slayton â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12th CD Macy Smith and wife, Janis Smith to Kevin King and wife, Laura King

TAEP application guides now available BY PHILIP W. SHELBY UT EXTENSION GIBSON CO. The Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program (TAEP) cost share application guides are now available for producers to pick up at the UT Extension Gibson County office in Trenton. The UT Extension Gibson County office is located at 1252 Manufacturers Row. This guide may also be accessed on the web at agriculture/enhancement. Administrators of the TAEP are encouraging producers to participate in this competitive grant process. There are no major changes in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program from last year. Producers can increase their chance of application approval by making sure the application is complete and submitted in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the application. Before applications are submitted particular attention should be paid to the eligibility requirements and rules sections. When producers have questions they can call

the TAEP information line at 1-800-342-8206. TAEP administrators site incomplete applications and applications lacking the requested details as the main reasons for applications not receiving approval. If applicants plan to complete a master producer program in order to receive a greater percentage cost share they must mark that section on their application to be eligible. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture TAEP program strengthens agriculture in Tennessee by providing cost share funds for long term investments in Tennesseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s livestock and farming operations. For more information please call UT Extension Gibson County at 731855-7656. University of Tennessee Extension offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


ENJOYABLE EVENING - Mrs. Lou Jean Austin certainly enjoyed her evening at the Yorkville/ Nebo Churches Stew Supper April 2. She enjoyed both the stew and hotdogs as well as the trimmings that went along with them. Fifteen to 20 pones of cornbread or Mexican cornbread and 20 to 25 cakes and pies were brought in by the community. The event raised $1,250 for Relay for Life. (photo by William G. McFarland)

STEW SUPPER RAISES $1,200 FOR RELAY - No witches brew was in the pot at the Nebo/Yorkville Churches Relay for Life Stew Supper April 2 at the Yorkville Community Center. Fourteen Gallons of stew was cooked, not brewed, by Stephanie Rodgers, Mac Carr, Oguinn Moore, and Tammy Zarecor. The evening was quite exciting and when the â&#x20AC;&#x153;donation bucketâ&#x20AC;? was counted $1,200 had been donated to the Gibson - North Relay for Life. (photo by William G. McFarland)

YORKVILLEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HONORARY CHAIR - Nell Murray, Yorkville Honorary Chair for Gibson - North Relay for Life and energetic supporter of any local event, enjoyed her stew at the Yorkville/Nebo Churches Stew Supper Saturday, April 2. Murray will be recognized at the Relay For Life Event which will be held in June at Gibson County High School. Also enjoying the evening was Brenda Sims, another Yorkville lady who has always been busy with Yorkville events. (photo by William G. McFarland)

HOT DOGS TOO - Stew was not the only thing on the menu at the Yorkville/Nebo Churches Relay for Life Fundraiser April 2. Hot dogs helped in raising the $1,200. Nate (left) and Seth Rodgers feasted on their â&#x20AC;&#x153;dogsâ&#x20AC;? while a host of others enjoyed their stew. (photo by William G. McFarland) LUMINARIES - A good way to remember or honor someone is through a Relay for Life Luminary. Andy Zarecor was at the Yorkville/Nebo Churches Stew Supper April 2. He took time to purchase two luminaries in memory of his grandfather from Margie Flowers. Luminaries may be secured by donating $5 to Relay for Life. The Gibson - North Relay for Life has set a goal of 1,000 luminaries to be at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s June event. (photo by William G. McFarland)

Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of ROMIE C. HOOD DOCKET: 20086P Notice is hereby given that on the 25TH day of MARCH, of 2011, Letters A D M I N I S T R AT I O N , in respect of the estate of ROMIE C. HOOD, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: MARCH 12, 2011. This 25TH day of MARCH, 2011.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of LONNIE A. ALLISON DOCKET: 20075P Notice is hereby given that on the 11TH day of MARCH, of 2011, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of LONNIE A. ALLISON, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: JANUARY 26, 2011. This 11TH day of MARCH, 2011.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of JANIE RAGSDALE TILGHMAN DOCKET: 20085P Notice is hereby given that on the 18TH day of MARCH, of 2011, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of JANIE RAGSDALE TILGHMAN, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: FEBRUARY 24, 2011. This 18TH day of MARCH, 2011.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of BRENDA CAROLYN CARROLL DOCKET: 20084P Notice is hereby given that on the 18TH day of MARCH, of 2011, Letters ADMINISTRATION, in respect of the estate of BRANDA CAROLYN CARROLL, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: DECEMBER 16, 2010. This 18TH day of MARCH, 2011.

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SPEEDY SERVICE - State Senator Lowe Finney serves Nancy Corley and Lila Browning their meals during the Celebrity Waiter event held Saturday in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Rutherford. The event was a fundraiser for the First Baptist Church and Rutherford School Relay For life teams. At the end of the night, Finney won the ‘Speedy Gonzales’ award for his fast service.

SERVICE WITH A SMILE - Stephanie Johnson (left), community representative from the local American Cancer Society, and Kelly Tucker, captain of the Rutherford School team, were busy filling orders for diners at the Celebrity Waiter event. Rutherford Mayor Keith Cardwell picks up one of his orders as Kasey Harris is filling other orders in the background. Cardwell won the ‘Mr. Congeniality’ award for his friendly service. (photos by William G. McFarland)

Celebrity Waiter event raises from page 1 was another picture. Pouring the tea was another while collecting salad plates and dinner plates was another. Now let’s see, do I serve from the left or do I serve from the right? Where was I supposed to take this ice? The celebrities made numerous trips to the kitchen to retrive their needed items. And several napkins were used to wipe prespiration as they scurried back and forth. But, it was work, work, work because each waiter was trying to grab more in tips for cancer than the other. The antics of these waiters

ENTERTAINMENT Addie Breslford provided music on the piano for the diners enjoyment.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Pam Autry, a cancer survivor from Lexington, gave her personal testimony about her battle with cancer.

were indeed exciting. Sheriff Chuck Arnold, Rutherford Mayor Keith Cardwell, Senator Lowe Finney, Bank President Tim Griggs, Representative Curtis Halford, local lawyer Bradley Owens, newly announced Gibson County School District Superientendent Eddie Pruett, and Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon really worked for their money. One of them actually was given a $2,000 “IOU” which hopefully will be collected at some point. When the evening concluded based on table tips, Griggs was announced as the “Wealthiest Waiter;” Owens, the “Second Wealthiest Waiter;” and Pruett, the “Third Wealthiest Waiter.” Halford was selected the “Wittiest Waiter” while Witherspoon was named the “Don’t Quit Your Day Job Award” recipient. The “Dazed and Confused Waiter Award” went to Arnold; the “Speedy Gonzales Award” went to Finney. Finally the “Mr. Congeniality Award” went the Cardwell. In addition to the meal a silent auction was held throughout the evening. Some 25 items ranging from baked goods, to pictures, to certificates went to the highest bidder. All were donated by local merchants and individuals. All proceeds were clear profits. Pam Autry, a cancer survivor from Lexington, gave her personal testimony about her battle with cancer. She held the audience in awe as she discussed her days prior to and after her cancer surgery. Autry shared that her doctors said she had a 62 percent chance of her cancer not returning and that she had difficulty with that figure. She stated everything she bought seemed to have a sixty-two in it—her bill at Walmart ($78.62), Sonic

($6.62). Autry noted that this was getting the best of her; it seemed that everything was bugging her. Finally she stated that she realized that the only thing she had in her life was right here and now. She took steps to get that 62 percent out of her life. She changed to 100 percent and after more soul searching, she began to improve. Her story is a must for everyone to hear. She encouraged those present “to give hope to those who have cancer, to hold their hand and walk with them through their journey, to be willing to fight for those who have had cancer, and to be 100 percent committed to finding a cure for cancer.” Some 118 guests who had paid $10 per plate were seated at the 21 tables that had been decorated by various church team members and school team members. Add the Celebrity Waiters to that number plus some 15 to 20 who worked in the kitchen. A grand total of 140 to 150 people gathered for this wonderful cause. The event was truly a community event—an event with dedicated individuals who are positive in their efforts to fight cancer. The evening was an awesome experience even down to the end as smiling faces moved tables and chairs, wrapped their dirty china in newspaper getting it ready for the trip home, and grabbing a deserved bite to eat because they had been too busy to eat during the evening. “Put on the Elegance!” That’s what the Rutherford First Baptist Relay for Team and the Rutherford Relay for Life Team did. “A Night of Elegance!” It was every bit elegant, and it could not have been that way had it not been for those who are diligent in the fight of the silent killer.

HIGHEST/LOWEST TIPS - Rutherford F&M Bank President Tim Girggs (top photo) won the ‘Wealthiest Waiter’ award for bringing in the most tips, while County Mayor Tom ‘Spoon’ Witherspoon (below) won the ‘Don’t Quit Your Day Job’ award for earning the least amount of tips. However he only had one table to serve.

I’VE GOT MORE TIPS THAN YOU - Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold compares tips with attorney Bradley Owens. Owens came in second in tips.

COUNTING HIS TIPS - State Representative Curtis Halford counts and displays his tip money to Tom Witherspoon and Keith Cardwell. Halford came in third on tips. He was the winner of the ‘Wittiest Waiter’ award. All tip money earned was donated to Relay For Life. ENJOY DINNER - Beverly and Dusty Emerson dined with Ashley Lynn at the Celebrity Waiter event. Beverly is a teacher at Yorkville School and a member of the Yorkville School Relay team. Ashley teaches at Kenton School and is a member of the Kenton School Relay team. Dusty is an alderman for the town of Rutherford.

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