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County to redraw voting districts BY STEVE SHORT Gibson Co. officials expect to see changes in voting districts in the south part of the county when district lines are redrawn in June. Mayor Tom Witherspoon, meeting with County Commissioners in Trenton Monday, May 9, appointed a Redistricting Committee to oversee redrawing boundaries for the 25 districts that determine county commission seats. Committee members are: Com. Michael Longmire of Humboldt; Com. Nelson Cunningham of Medina; Com. Jimmy Copous of Milan; Alderwoman Tammy Wade of Milan; and Dwight Reasons of Trenton, a member of the County Election Commission. Mayor Tom Witherspoon and Director of Elections Molly Bailey will also serve. “We will have open meetings that will be advertised,� said Mayor Witherspoon. Population numbers based on the census are expected from the state by June 1. Each new district will have about 2,000 residents, based on the county population being just less than 50,000 people. The

county has 25 voting districts and 25 commissioners. “We have to move fast; moving district lines is important stuff,� said Witherspoon. The new districts, mandated by the state comptroller, will take effect for new elections occurring after Jan. 1. The office of local planning will change the lines. “The committee will look at the old district map and look at population shifts and how the line moves accordingly,� said Witherspoon. “If anyone has any objections we will have the map.� He said population shifts were loaded heavily toward southern Gibson Co., and little population shift is expected in the north. “Hopefully we can get the maps done by July 19 or we may have to pay a consulting fee,� said Witherspoon. Other Commission actions: Catastrophic medical claims – Three “catastrophic� medical bills by employees at the Gibson Co. Highway Dept. caused a net overrun of about see page 2

Amazing Bands

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Mason Hall ladies quilt for Relay BY ROYCE HARRIS As I’ve traveled the county in search of quilt trail sponsors, I had the good fortune of discovering the Mason Hall Quilt Club on April 12. This group meets three days a week at the Mason Hall Community Center. The FCE Club also uses this center as a meeting place once a month. The Mason Hall Quilters were working on a quilt piece by Cindy Lamar for the Kenton-Mason Hall Relay For Life. These ladies donated their quilting skills and their time for this quilt. Donations were made and the beautiful hand-pieced and hand-quilted was won by Sherry Warren. The club has one member, Nettie B. Moore, who has been a member for 50 years. “We organized in the yard on the corner near the site of our new building,� said Frances Allen. Martha see page 3

JUNIOR MISS TERRITORIAL - Kyndall Pulley, daughter of Bryan and Jana Pulley, was crowned Junior Territorial Queen to reign over the 75th West Tennessee Strawberry Festival.

MARCHING PIONEERS WIN SECOND AT STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL - The Gibson County High School Marching Pioneers have had an outstanding spring parade season. They were named first in band, percussion, color guard and drum major at the recent Trenton Teapot Festival. At the Strawberry Festival, they were named second in band, percussion and drum major and first in color guard. (photo by Danny Wade-Humboldt Chronicle)

Gibson County bands continue winning tradition

Gov. Haslam speaks at Strawberry Festival luncheon BY APRIL G. JACKSON An entertaining Gov. Bill Haslam spoke to a capacity crowd at the Strawberry Festival Governor’s Luncheon last Friday. He’s still new to the job but says he loves being governor and feels privileged each day he walks into the office. He’s so new, he says, that he looks around when someone says: “Look, there’s the governor!� Haslam says he’s still looking around for Phil Bredesen. Another reason he loves the job of governor is events such as Friday’s, he said. “People love calling Tennessee home. They work for hours on parades and different events. They work because they care. At the end of the day, every CEO who comes to look at Tennessee, says the spirit of the people is incredible.

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BY SHARON LEE In their winning tradition, the Gibson County High School Marching Pioneers have had an outstanding spring parade season. They were named first in band, percussion, color guard and drum major at the recent Trenton Teapot Festival. At the Strawberry Festival, they were named second in band, percussion and drum major and first in color guard. To cap off what has been an amazing year for all of the students but especially for the seniors

was the traditional playing of Amazing Grace. Amazing Grace became a very special song to the GCHS band since it was first played at the funeral of GCHS Band Alumni Will Orr. The song was a special request from Will’s mother, Vanessa. This song has now become GC’s way of remembering the heart and spirit of such a talented young man and encouraging all of our band students to strive to reach the excellence Will reached in so many areas. We thank Vanessa Orr for her continued see page 14

New salon opens in Dyer

SHEAR STYLE OPENS - Nicole Hughes has opened a new salon, Shear Style, in Dyer. The salon offers cuts, color, styles, manicures, pedicures and tanning. The salon is located at 795 North Main Street.


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BY STEVE SHORT Damage caused by storms this spring in Gibson County was estimated at over $6.6 million, according to initial assessments by emergency management officials reported May 5. But that number is expected to increase. Rickey Graves, Director of the Gibson Co. Emergency Management Agency, said initial damage estimates had been put together and Gibson County residents could eventually qualify for some funding assistance to help with recovery from the storms. As of Friday, May 6, Gibson Co. had not been declared as a federal disaster area, though federal assistance funds for individuals were approved for ten other Tennessee counties. Bradley, Greene, Hamilton and Washington were approved for federal aid May 2. Bledsoe, Cocke, Johnson, McMinn, Monroe, and Rhea counties were approved May 5. Additional counties may be added to the federal declaration as damage assessments of those counties affected by storms are completed by local officials with the Tenn. Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to TEMA. Most of Gibson County was affected by storms to




BY CINDY EAST Nicole Hughes, a Dyer native, has opened a new business in Dyer. Shear Style Salon and Tanning opened at 795 North Main in April. Hughes offers all salon services including cuts, styles, color, manicures, pedicures and tanning. “I’ve always wanted to do hair. My aunt was a hairdresser and I loved to watch her braid and style hair when I was little,� said Hughes. After graduating from Gibson County High School in 2008, Hughes attended Arnold’s Beauty School in Milan. After finishing beauty school she worked at a salon in Trenton for about a year before opening her own shop. Hughes, who now lives in Trenton, is the daughter of Bobby and Tina Hughes of Dyer. Shear Style is open seven days a week; Monday through Thursday from 9 to 6:30, Friday from 9 to 5, Saturday for 10 to 2 and Sunday from 12 to 4. In her spare time, Hughes enjoys attending drag races with her boyfriend.

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Gov. Haslam speaks from page 1 It’s just part of what makes Tennessee such a special place and I’m thrilled to be here.� He spoke of the recent outbreak of storms across Tennessee and the ongoing flooding in Memphis as the Mississippi River rises. But the people of the state have met the challenge of the storms lately. He cited cases of neighbors helping neighbors with shelter and clean up and lauded the volunteer community spirit that shows in hard times. “This is the worst flood damage we’ve had since 1936. It will change history

if it continues. It’s sobering with acres flooded and roads cut off.� And it challenges the economy, he noted, citing the states overall jobless rate higher than 9percent. “It feels even higher in your pocket,� he added. The state budget is now of top concern to lawmakers during this difficult and challenging economy. “Your state reps work very hard. I promise they earn every penny they make. It’s almost a full-time job,� Haslam said. The state has $1.8 billion less to work with in this year’s budget. Last year’s federal stimulus

money runs out in two months, he said. And there are economic challenges across the state. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gil Fletcher welcomed a capacity crowd to the luncheon, noting that all attendees were economic development partners with one another. “Our Strawberry Festival sends the message: The volunteer spirit is alive and well here, across West Tennessee and Tennessee.� He noted that when an area makes progress in business or tourism or quality of life, it matters not who gets the

BERRIES FOR HASLAM - Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and wife Hannah accept a gift crate of Gibson County strawberries during the Governor’s Luncheon held Friday during the Strawberry Festival. The Haslams (left) accept the berries from festival president Alex Smith (right) as general chairman and next year’s president Randy Terry looks on. The presentation of strawberries to the governor is a longstanding festival tradition.

County storm damage from page 1 some extent, said Rickey Graves last week. “There were very few streets or roads that did not have either damaged power lines, roads or houses on them,� he said. “We lost hundreds of trees across the county. The total damage assessment for the county on both the Public Assistance and Individual Assistance came to $4,644,149 on the first storm, and $2,065,311 on the second storm. The grand total was $6,687,460.� “We know that there is more damage than that,� emphasized Graves. “These are the initial figures that put the county way over the threshold for qualifying for federal assistance. We will have to see if the state

qualifies. The state has to meet a threshold amount and qualify before the counties can.� Several roads and highways in Gibson Co. and nearby areas were closed temporarily due to high water and flooding. These included Mitchell Street and Hwy 152 in Humboldt, the Milan-Trenton highway (Hwy 77, 104); Hwy 220 near Atwood. As of May 5, four roads in the county remained closed: Salem Church, Harmon Arnold, Thetford, and Raymond Walker. The Dyersburg and Tiptonville areas in West Tenn. reported several road closures late last week. There were 38 confirmed fatalities from storms in Tennessee as of May

6, with the majority in Hamilton and Bradley County. 94 confirmed injuries were reported, and 6,421 customers were without power statewide May 6. Officials asked residents to clean up standing water to prevent health risks by mosquitoes. “Standing water provides the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, and flooded areas in Tennessee could easily cause populations of these disease-carrying pests to flourish,� said TEMA. “The Tenn. Dept. of Health is reminding the residents working to clean up homes, businesses and other facilities in Tennessee to take steps to help prevent illnesses associated with mosquitoes.�

County to redraw from page 1 $41,000 in the department’s employee and dependent healthcare insurance budget. Monday the Commission approved paying the overruns by shifting funds in the Highway Department as requested by Supt. Carl Stoppenhagen. No money would come out of the county’s General Fund. The Department’s original budget for healthcare was $250,000. That ballooned to $440,000 after several claims, but the county was reimbursed nearly $149,000 because three individual insurance claims each exceeded the limit of $50,000. After the county pays a $50,000 tab on an individual, a separate insurance coverage takes over and reimburses the county. The Hwy Dept. budget is separate from other

departments. “I don’t like it because we’re paying claims that are funded separately from the General Fund,� said Stoppenhagen about the arrangement. “We’re basically self insured. The Insurance Committee should look at putting us in the same pool (as other departments).� Stoppenhagen also said more help was needed in overseeing insurance costs day-to-day. 911 Board elections postponed – Commission postponed elections to the 911 board until June 20. Three incumbents - Joe Eddlemon, James Fountain and Austin Lewis – were recommended by Mayor Witherspoon for new 6-year terms starting in May. But commissioners were reluctant to make the appointments because

of unspecified “issues.� Witherspoon said he wanted the board to have a more active chairman and he recommended Milan Fire Chief James Fountain as chair. Com. Keith Steele asked for a county representative to serve on the 911 board. “We need to have input and a bigger voice on the board,� said Steele. The 911 board has 9 members. Budget meetings – The commission will conduct budget meetings May 23, 24, 26, 30 and 31 at the Trenton Agriplex, each meeting at 6 p.m. Budget Chairman Butch Shelton said he hoped a budget could be developed by June 20. Commission to reconvene - Commissioners will meet again Monday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at the Agriplex.


HALFORD RECEIVES CHECK FOR CHARITY - St. Rep. Curtis Halford (center) receives a check for the charity of his choice from Becky Strawn of Humboldt Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center and Jerry Park of Dyer Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at the Tennessee Health Care Association’s annual charity giveaway.

St. Rep. Halford wins money for local charity Fifty-one legislators won donations for charities in their communities during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s (THCA) annual “Partnering for Charity� event March 29, including Rep. Curtis Halford, who won $150 for Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center of Gibson County. The lawmakers putted golf balls to earn contributions to charities of their choice throughout the state, including local senior centers, libraries,

schools, churches and other organizations. Each year, the charity giveaway is a highlight of THCA’s Legislative Conference, an event that brings long-term care professionals together with state lawmakers to discuss what it takes to provide quality services for the state’s elderly and disabled. “It’s great that legislators join us each year to raise money for charities,� THCA Executive Director Jesse Samples said. “THCA member facilities are always

looking for opportunities to give back to the areas they serve. In addition to providing 24-hour care to the elderly and disabled, this is another way they make a difference in their communities.� The Tennessee Health Care Association is a nonprofit association representing long-term care facilities throughout the state. For more information about nursing homes, contact THCA at (615) 8346520 or visit

Dyer woman charged with child abuse, neglect Sheriff’s investigators continue to follow up on recent methamphetamine arrests at 35 Earnest Paschall Road, Dyer. Officers determined Haley N. Maitland, age 18 of 159 Griers Chapel Road, Dyer and her four month old child had been staying at the residence on Earnest Paschall Road. A hair follicle test was conducted by the Department of Children Services on the child. The test came back positive for methamphetamine

and THC. THC is the main ingredient found in marijuana. Investigators arrested Maitland charging her with Aggravated Child Abuse and Neglect. At the time of her arrest she was found to be in possession of a green leafy substance which field tested positive for Marijuana. This discovery resulted in an additional charge of Possession of Schedule VI (marijuana). Maitland is currently held in the Gibson County Correctional Complex

under $15,000 bond. A preliminary hearing has been set for May 17th in Gibson County General Sessions Court at Trenton.

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Mason Hall ladies quilt from page 1 Halford said, “I went to school inside this building; we held bean suppers time and time again to raise money for the renovations.” The club meets on the first Thursday of each month. They are available for hand quilting. Anyone who has a pieced quilt top that you want quilted, just call Frances Allen at 673-4263. Lily Sims of Rutherford discovered several quilt pieces that were very old belonging to her family and brought them to the Mason Hall Quilt Club. These ladies designed her a new quilt using the ‘seasoned’ pieces, and hand quilted the original design into the alternate squares. The Mason Hall Quilters are sponsoring a Homecoming Reunion at the Community Center on July 2 beginning at 1 p.m.

“We would like to invite all graduates, friends, and relative to come out and

enjoy the day at Mason Hall,” said Frances Allen, president of the club.

MASON HALL QUILTERS – Members of the Mason Hall Quilters Club are (around the table form left) Frances Allen, Nancy Tankersly, Jeanette Proctor Louise Turner, Charlotte Pierce, Irene Galloway, Martha Halford, Mary Louise Davis, and Nettie B. Moore. (photos by Royce Harris)

QUILT WINNER - Congratulations to Sherry Warren of Kenton on winning the Kenton-Mason Hall Community Relay for Life Quilt Raffle. The quilt was pieced my team member Cindy Lamar and hand quilted by the Mason Hall F.C.E. Club. Team member Samantha Bryant made the quilt presentation to Sherry.

Dodd honored for lifetime achievements The Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) has named Bonnie Dodd, a patient at Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, to its annual Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes. Honorees in this year’s Who’s Who recognition program, themed ‘American Classics,’ include athletes, educators, military veterans and other individuals living in THCA member nursing homes statewide. Dodd taught many students during her 30 years of teaching in the Yorkville school system. Times were tough when she graduated from high school, but she was able to attend Union University on a work scholarship. Today, she writes daily and attends many activities at Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Dodd will receive a Who’s Who certificate of recognition during National Nursing Home Week May

8-14, an event celebrating the fundamental role nursing homes play in the continuum of long-term care. Her profile will also be featured on THCA’s website, “Each year, long-term care facilities across the state nominate exceptional men and women for Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes,” said THCA Executive Director Jesse Samples. “These patients have made a difference through their contributions to their families, churches, communities and occupations. They have shaped our history, and it is a privilege to honor them as American Classics.” Since 1983, the Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes program has honored more than 1,700 outstanding individuals living in member facilities of THCA. Through this special program, THCA annually recognizes individuals who

have made noteworthy contributions to their communities and helped shape history through their insight and actions. Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a member of THCA, a nonprofit organization whose members include long-term care facilities located throughout the state. For more information about nursing homes, contact THCA at (615) 834-6520 or visit

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Relay For Life t-shirts to honor Luke Flowers The 2011 Dyer School Relay for Life t-shirts will honor the memory of our very special Relay for Life supporter, Luke Flowers. A picture of Luke will be featured on a red shirt (Luke’s favorite color). The front of the shirt will say “In Memory…Luke Flowers, Relay Supporter; ‘Did You Ever Know That You’re My

Hero?’ The back of the shirts this year will allow you to put a name ‘In Honor’ or ‘In Memory.’ The limit of names to be listed is 100 and the cost per name is $2. Any profits from these shirts will be donated in Luke’s memory to the Dyer School Relay for Life team. All orders are due by

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May 16 in order for them to be received before school is dismissed for summer. Orders may be turned in to Mrs. Pam Grady (through your Dyer School teacher), or to any Dyer School Relay Team Member. Shirts are $10 for sizes Youth Small through Adult XL; $11 for 2X; $12 for 3X; $13 for 4X.

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MASON HALL QUILTERS – Louise Turner and Charlotte Pierce (above) and Irene Galloway (lower left) and Martha Halford (lower right), all members of the Mason Hall Quilt Club, work on quilting projects. This group meets three days a week at the Mason Hall Community Center.


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Insight & Opinion Funnel cakes rated A-plus

Clayburn Peeples reports: So I am taking my sevenyear-old daughter, Grace, to dance practice in Jackson early last Thursday evening. We are driving through downtown Humboldt where the big children’s parade had been held earlier that day. The town was all decked out, and the sidewalks along the parade route were literally covered with lawn chairs of all shapes and sizes, left there in preparation for the even bigger Grand Floats Parade of Friday morning. Just about every approaching intersection was partially blocked by food stands of just about every sort of festival and fair food imaginable. Driving very slowly, I eased between two of them, and was about to turn onto Main Street when I noticed that one of them was still open. A sign above its awning was emblazoned with the words, “Funnel Cakes.”

however, was not nearly so enthusiastic as I was, saying something about it “spoiling her supper.” Well, actually, she said quite a bit about that, but you know how that sort of thing goes. “Not that I need to ask,” the wife said, “but what does she think about it?” “I don’t know,” I replied. “I’ll see. “Grace, what grade would you give the funnel cake?” I asked over my shoulder. “A”, she said. “She gives it an ‘A’”, I said with satisfaction. “She . . .” “No”, said Grace, interrupting from the back seat, “A plus! A plus, A plus, A plus.” What is it about Americans and deep-fried sweet treats? We simply cannot resist them, especially when we are out in the open air at a fair or a festival, strolling along, enjoying being part of a crowd. I once read an article about modern carnival people, and it said that those who have the fried dough concessions make more money than anybody else. I believe it. There was a time when there were no such products. The Pennsylvania Dutch are given credit for introducing the concept. Supposedly, so one legend goes, women would use up leftover batter by dropping it into hot oil and coating it

“Funnel cakes,” I said. “Grace, have you ever had a funnel cake?” “What’s a funnel cake?” she asked. “Well, you’re about to find out,” I said, stopping the car and jumping out. A few minutes and five dollars later I returned to the car with a lacy wheel of fried dough covered with powdered sugar and handed it to her. “Grace,” I said, “you are about to experience the quintessential American food.” “What do you do with it?” she asked. “You break it into small pieces and eat it,” I said, driving away, “but be careful. It’s hot.” A few seconds later she gave her preliminary appraisal. “Yum!” I decided to call my lovely young wife and share the moment with her. She,


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with something sweet when it was done. Pretty soon they began making sure they had some dough left over and began braiding it and twisting it into various shapes before cooking it. Some of these twisted shapes looked like ropes with knots in them, so they began calling them “doughknots.” Still another story holds that the mother of a New England sea captain would fry up batches of flattened fried dough balls with spices and lemon peelings in them for the sailors to eat while they were at sea to ward off scurvy. Her sea captain son, so the story goes, would impale the “doughknots” on the ship’s steering wheel so he could eat them as he navigated.

vendors then expanded upon the idea to include all sorts of fried dough delicacies. In the early 40’s they went from sweet to savory with the introduction of the corn dog at the Texas State Fair, and since then fair vendors have expanded the concept to include such bizarre offerings as deep fried jelly beans, deep fried Rice Krispie Treats and even deep fried pig ears. No kidding, cut to look like curly fries, served with a chipotle sauce. But if you’re not quite that adventurous, you can settle for a simple funnel cake, nothing but deep fried dough and powdered sugar, and I have it on excellent authority that they are rated A plus. A plus, A plus, A plus.

Pages from the past 10 YEARS AGO MAY 10, 2001 Roger Coffelt, from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, met with the Kenton city board at their recent meeting. He spoke about the past four audits of the wather department, which is operating at a loss because of having fund depreciation. Coffelt also requested that the water rates be raised by 15percent. Alderman Danny Jowers made a motion to table all consideration of water rate hikes until the board receives a ruling from the Attorney General concerning funding depreciation on grant funds. Alderwoman Shirley Clark seconded the motion. All board members were in favor. Gibson County junior Ryan Taylor took top state honors in cqarpentry during a recent VICA convention. Advisor Charles Nolan remarks that this is a first for Gibson County High School. Taylor will advance to national competition in Kansas City, Missouri. For

his efforts and talent, Taylor has earned a full scholarship to any technical school in Tennessee. 25 YEARS AGO MAY 8, 1986 Gibson County voters chose Joe Shepard, Bill Haney and Janice Jones as sheriff, county executive and circuit court clerk in the Democratic Primary Election Tuesday. And, by a vote of more than twoto-one turned down the proposition to increase the wheel tax by $10. Residents of Good Luck, Walnut Grove, China Grove and Griffin’s Chapel areas will have periods of electric power outage for the next few weeks, Gibson County Electric Manager Jim White said Tuesday. “The power will be off only when necessary,” White said, “and will last no more than two hours each time.” Bridge construction on Highway 105 east of Rutherford has brought about the necessity to cut the electric power. White said, though, that the electric lines will be worked on

without cutting the power when it is possible. 50 YEARS AGO MAY 11, 1961 The Dyer Board of Mayor and Aldermen, meeting in regular session Monday night, authorizes a number of city improvements. A principle project will be the extension of 1550 feet of sewer line on “Barron Hill” north of town. The line authorized will start at the old city limits and extend to the cabinet shop owned by White and Goodman on top of the hill. The water and sewer committee said the line would have to stop there because to extend it any further would necessitate the building of a lift station. Eleven more inches of rain has fallen in this area so far in 1961 than fell in the same period in 1960, Neil Witherington, a farmer who lives east of Rutherford, reports. Mr. Witherington, who keeps a daily record of rainfall at his place, said through May 8, 1960, 16.1 inches of rain was recorded and 27.1 has been recorded through May 8 this year.

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Avoiding nation’s bankruptcy a worthy pursuit Dear Editor, Can America’s bankruptcy be avoided? From a practical standpoint, yes it can. Should our new congress have the courage to refuse to raise the debt ceiling next month the result would require an immediate balanced budget. The interest on our existing debt will consume near 15percent of our revenue and the remainder would be available to operate government. As painful as this would be to many Americans who are either employed or subsidized by government it will be increasingly more difficult if the debt continues to grow. Treasury Secretary Geithner says we must raise the debt ceiling or risk default on our debt. This is the exact equivalent of continuously going to your banker for larger and larger loans so that you can pay the interest on previous loans. You would find a very disagreeable banker. The only alternative to balancing the budget is to continuously increase debt. With the world (our banker) now shying away from more (now downgraded) U.S. debt the lender of last resort has kicked in. The FED is now buying

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Then, one night he came up with the idea of having her bake them with holes already in them. Thus, the doughnut was born. That story may be apocryphal, but however they came to be, doughnuts were pretty much a regional specialty until World War I when the Salvation Army and the Red Cross began serving them to American soldiers in France. They loved them. Then, in the 1920’s, someone invented a doughnut making machine, and his machine-made doughnuts were the culinary sensation of the 1934 Chicago World’s Fair. Other fairs around the country followed suit and hot doughnuts took the country by storm. Fair food

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the majority of our debt by creating the money from nothing. Inflation is the result and is already becoming obvious. Inflation will result in higher interest rates. More debt and higher interest rates would require even more money creation, at an ever increasing rate. This cycle would result in hyperinflation and soon a worthless dollar. If you think an immediate balanced budget would be painful consider the implications of a worthless

dollar and the worldwide human suffering that would result. If deficit spending and printing the money to cover it worked, Zimbabwe would be the richest nation on earth. We should salute the courage and statesmanship of our politicians who vote against raising the debt ceiling and send the self serving and irresponsible home next election. David Nance Gibson County Patriots Trenton, Tn.

Jobless rate falls slightly County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for March 2011, released today, show that the rate decreased in 93 counties and increased in two counties. Gibson County’s number of unemployed actually fell .6-percent from February to March. The jobless rate of 13.4percent fell to 12.8-percent. Tennessee’s unemployment rate for March was 9.5percent, unchanged from the revised February rate. The national unemployment rate for March 2011 was 8.8percent, down 0.1-percentage point from the February rate of 8.9 -percent. Lincoln County registered the state’s lowest county unemployment rate at 6.1-percent, down from the February rate of 6.6-percent. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 21.9-percent, down from 22.6-percent in the previous month, followed by Pickett County at 16.4percent, down from the February rate of 18.1-percent. Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.0 -percent, down from 7.6-percent in February. Hamilton County was 8. -percent, down from 8.7-percent.

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Miss Angela Beth Kilburn and Mr. Joseph Lynn Hardin

Kilburn - Hardin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kilburn are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Angela Beth Kilburn to Joseph Lynn Hardin, son of Joe Hardin and Bonnie Parmely. The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Gibson County High School and is currently employed with Cell Plus in Humboldt. The future

groom is a 2003 graduate of Gibson County High School and is currently employed with Jaspan Medical. The couple will exchange vows May 14, 2011 at Antioch Baptist Church in Humboldt. Music begins at 4:30 p.m. with the ceremony starting at 5 p.m., reception to follow in the fellowship hall. All family and friends are invited to attend.

Kenton News Brothers, Tim Lamar of Millington and Tony Lamar of Sidonia visited with their mother, Freda at the Dyer Nursing Home last Saturday for an early Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day visit. The boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; visit with their mother was a very welcome surprise to her and made the day very enjoyable to all. Before leaving for home, Tim visited with Ronnie and Cindy Lamar in Kenton. They enjoyed whiling away the evening together catching up on family news. Bobby and Carol Primrose have returned home after a week long visit with her brother and sisterin-law, Jimmy and Teresa Simmons in Spartanburg, South Carolina. While there they attended a Spartanburg College baseball game. From there they went on to Charleston to visit with more of Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family, sisterin-law and nieces Robbie Simmons, Trudy Eyrich, and Tracy Clifford. During their days there they were treated to a tour of Market Street as well as a tour of the district of beautifully restored historic houses. May 28, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the day you

Morning worship services had an attendance 108 and 73 in Sunday school. Our message for the morning service came from the book of Luke 1:31, Mary the mother of Jesus. Mary is blessed among women, she would fulfill the scriptures. Mary was pure and innocent, a quality as a child of God. We must trust that at anytime or age God can cleanse us and make us pure. Our message for the evening services came from the book of Exodus 3:11-12 and 4:1-14, Excuses, excuses, excuses from Moses to God. God does not except excuses. Excuses anger and insult God. Excuses are a way to find our own forgiveness or mercy but only God can forgive. Be kind to one another, forgiving one another as God forgives you. Remember in prayer: Reitha Martin, George Ashworth, Georgia Gladhill, Mack Wyatt, all of our shut-ins and those in the nursing homes. We had a wonderful Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day with a very good lesson on the virtuous woman. We hope that all mothers had a great day and we pray for all mothers who are in the military or separated from children that they would return safely. This past week has been a

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busy one. Last Tuesday the church was able to donate supplies to help others in Alabama. Thanks to Andy and Evelyn Lawson for taking supplies, grills, etc. to Alabama to keep folks feed during this difficult time. On a lighter note Sarah Faye Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheerleading squad from Trenton won 3rd place in regionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Ashlon Tharpeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheerleading squad from Milan won 1st place in regionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and will be competing in State competitions. We are so proud of these girls and so glad to have these girls in our church family. Important dates to remember: There will be a bridal tea honoring Kristin Roberts bride elect of Bradley Skinner on May 15 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the home of Judee Lannom. Kristin and Bradley is such a wonderful couple and we wish them many happy years together. May 15 Teachers and VBS Meeting at 5 p.m. May 22 Youth Devotional at Carmen and Judee Lannomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home May 29 is our next 5th Sunday worship services honoring our 2011 graduates, Miranda Barron and Courtney Rasberry.

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donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to forget! Plans are being finalized and loose ends are being tied up for the Kenton School Reunion. Whatever you do, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget this event. You will have opportunity to see and talk with dear old friends and make new friends as well. Many have already made their plans to attend and anticipation is growing. See you there. Food for Thought: Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone away to heaven, Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no longer here with us. Except in our memories we hold dear in our trust. She left us more than a year ago, eternal in heaven to stay, With Jesus now she will be, forever and a day. Prayer List: Amanda Davis, Jimmy Simmons, Judy Webb, Easton Hopper, Virginia and Elmer Williams, Doris and Sam Weatherly, Henry and Cathy Herane, W.T. and Lil Wardlow, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, Bobby and Carol Primrose, Eurby Sanders, Freda Lamar, Paul Lee Williams, David Stephenson, Regina Miller, Racine Hodges, Bruce Lane, Sally Copeland, Gwen Rickard, Joe Smith and Clint McLodge.

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Mr. and Mrs. Roger Johnson of Lexington, TN are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Paige Johnson to Michael Bobbitt Walters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Michael Walters of Dickson, TN and Ms. Beth Robinson of Dyer, TN. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Irene James and the late Jim James and Vernelle Johnson and the late Edgar Johnson. Whitney is a 1999 honor graduate of Lexington High School and a 2004 honor graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing. Whitney is currently working as a Medical Sales Specialist for Covidien Pharmaceuticals in Nashville, TN and also worked with the Tennessee Titans as an NFL Cheerleader

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The church was nearly full Saturday for the funeral of Mr. John Richerson, “Mr. John” as he was known around town was loved by all who known around town, was loved by all who knew him. The choir sang, “I’ll sing in Glory Land,” a song he wrote and sang several times in church. Sunday was a special day for mothers. Some of the

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morning. Brother Michael Barnett, Dyer FBC minister if youth and children, introduced his devotional by asking to Golden Agers to quote Bible verses that have meant much in their lives. He rewarded his college verse I Cor. 10:13 was so important to him and to everyone as all ages face temptation, but God promises a way of escape. Brother Michael Utilized verses from Luke 4:1-13 to show everyone how important scripture memorization was to Jesus, as he quoted scriptures to counteract the Devil as he tried to tempt Jesus. Brother Michael further challenged everyone to memorize 1 scripture per year.

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during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Bobby is the grandson of Claire Walters and the late Murphy Walters of Huntsville, AL and George Bobbitt Robinson and the late Norma Dean Robinson of Dyer, TN. Bobby is a 1998 honor graduate of Dickson County High School and a 2002 honor graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Bobby is currently the Business Development Manager for Rezult Technology in Nashville, TN. The couple will exchange vows on May 20th at 7 o’clock p.m. at The Parthenon in Nashville, TN with a reception immediately following. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. After a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple will make their home in Franklin.

the service that you just can’t tell it all. We were glad to have Sister Irma Nell Ivie in Sunday School and Morning Service with us. She spent the day with her family. Pastor Myles counted eleven visitors and the congregation was on fire. Minister Kim Jackson delivered an inspiring message about mothers. Her title was “A Good Mother” found in I Kings 3:16-28. She did a fantastic job and clearly described what a good mother is. All the mothers in the church were given a card and scented candles. Elder Diane Myles received many gifts from Pastor Myles, Rev. Jeremy Myles, and Sister Patricia Mitchell. She was so happy! After service many had dinner with their families and some visited the gravesite of their deceased mothers. Many were home from other cities and in service with their mothers and everything was just great! We thank God for such a wonderful day! There will be a singing program Saturday night at 6 p.m. at Clora’s Chapel. Many singing groups are invited. The program is sponsored by Sister Robin McNeil and everyone is invited. All proceeds will go to our Woman of the Year for Education Scholarships. The New Hopewell youth will meet at 10 a.m. at Badgett Chapel in Rutherford. All youth are expected to be present. Sunday, May 15th, the youth of Clora’s Chapel are having a 50 State Pageant. There will be many choirs invited to sing. Time is 3 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited. On May 21 at Walmart in Humboldt, the youth will have a bake sale. They are trying to fund a trip to St. Louis, Mo to Six Flags Over Missouri. We need all to support. The Lending Hand Project for the youth went really good and special thanks go out to all who helped make this project a success. Time is winding up and we better get right with the Master today!

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mothers who are usually there were in nursing homes, but all the ladies who attended the service were given a carnation. The choir sang “Look for me at Jesus Feet.” Brother Jason’s message “The Challenge of Hypocrisy” taken from Mark 12:38-40. After the service Brother Jason and Julie were given a “diaper cake” decorated with money for Calleun who is due in a few weeks. Sunday evening service we were back in the study of Revelation. Sue Ellen Moore sang “Word of God Speaks.” The Awana awards night in set for Wednesday night, all of the children will show what they have learned this year. Next Sunday night at 6 p.m. we will be showing the movie “Time Changer.” There will be no charge; we invite you out for popcorn, the movie and fellowship. There will be a bridal Tea for Taime Bryant, bride elect of Blake White on Sunday May 22. Those having birthdays this week: Teresa Lozier, Lexus Kemp, Dennis Keathley and Kealon Tucker.

R ELIGION Obituaries JOHN RICHERSON Rutherford – Funeral services for John Richerson, 84, were held May 7, 2011, at Leitherland Funeral Home. Brother Randy Crews and Brother Jason Bogardus officiated the services. Burial was held at Rutherford City Cemetery. Mr. Richerson passed away May 4, 2011 at Maplewood Health Care in Jackson. He was a maintenance supervisor and a member of the First Baptist Church in Rutherford. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Pearl Richerson. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Richerson of Jackson, three sons, Tom Richerson of Jackson, Paul Richerson of Evans, GA, and James Richerson of Beech Bluff, one sister, Myrtle Inman and four brothers, Claude Richerson, Allen Richerson, Wendell Richerson, and Frank Richerson.

MARY ANN NELLEN Paris - Funeral services for Mary Ann Nellen, 72, will be May 12, 2011, at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home at 9 a.m. Brother Larry Simmons will be officiating the services. Burial will be held at Good hope Cemetery in Dyer. Mrs. Nellen passed way May 5, 2011 at Henry County Medical Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris, worked in sales at Wuriltzer Music Co. in Dearborn, Michigan, a musician, worked at Murray-McKenzie in Sales, a homemaker and a Hospice Volunteer. She is preceded in death by parents, Marvin and Roma Thomas. She is survived by her husband whom she was married to March 21, 1980, Arthur H. Nellen of Paris, daughter, Kathy Lynn Keyes of San Antonio, TX, two sons, Timothy Mayberry of Paris, James Thomas and Dianne Mayberry of Angleton, TX, two step-daughters, Nancy Schilling of Jupiter, FL., Jackie and Richard Dicerb of Tampa, FL., and one sister, Peggy Ruth and David Rushing of Nashville, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Pallbearers are Nathan Keyes, Edward Arthur Mayberry, James Thomas Mayberry, Trent Jones, Will Parrish, Mark Rosson with honorary pallbearer, Parker Thomas.

Bethpage By Joyce Brown We’ve had a busy busy weekend, but for the most part it was all good. There was a large attendance at Bethpage for our Mothers’ Day service. Tina and Janice began with the beautiful “My Tribute.” They do a great job on all the music, but this one is breathtaking. Our call to worship was “Jesus, Something about that name.” The welcome song was “This is My Father’s World.” A pew full of preacher’s pals came forward for Bro James “small talk.” Seems he had to corral a couple of runaways. Many families came together to join their moms on this special day. Chad McMackin and Logan Cochran passed out long stemmed red roses to each mother and it brightened our sanctuary to see those lovely flowers and lovely moms throughout the crowd. Bro. James used what we know as a coffee house term in his sermon title. It was “Being a FrapPhillipian.” F-forgetting, R-reaching, A-and, P-pressing. This text was Phil 3:8-14, Matt 6:3133 and other scriptures. We need to be frap followers. We dismissed evening services so time could be spend with mothers and families. Bro. Larry Simmons surprised us with an announcement that he is leaving Bethpage and his job in the youth department to answer a call in another ministry. Best wishes and God bless you, Larry. The Littleton family was on the run this weekend as Emily’s graduation and pinning ceremonies were held. Now she is officially a registered nurse. Good for you, Em. Then Riley was honored with a surprise birthday party. Happy Birthday to him. Ricky and Janice hosted Sunday dinner at their home. Mrs. Oneida Sellers children from Memphis joined Ron and Dot in

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honoring Mrs. Oneida at her home. Roger and Beth prepared Sunday Dinner for their moms and other assorted visitors. Zach had spoken to the rodeo athletes at Martin on Sunday and brought a couple of his friends home to eat. Beth says you never know who is going to show up at her table, she just has to have lots of food as those big boys love to eat. We had a large group of ladies to attend the National Day of Prayer program at Bethel on Thursday. There were many prayers lifted to God from all over our nation on that day and I know God is honoring those prayers. It was a wonderful program with Judy Michael as the main speaker and W. T. and Brenda Sims along with their daughter and other Bethel folks provided a delicious meal for us to enjoy. I was up to my eyebrows in wedding all weekend. My older granddaughter, Julie Baker was married to Jody Holland at Laneview. It was beautiful and Julie was happy and excited, so it was worth all the work and preparation. Thank you to those who came and especially to my good friends who did lots of hard work to help me. Our friend, Joan Gregory will be at Bethpage next Sunday night for a gospel concert beginning at 6 p.m. We would love to have you join us to hear this talented lady minister in song. If your family had a celebration and your name was not listed, it is because I didn’t know. Sorry if I missed you. You have to give me this information if you’d like to see those occasions in our news. Have a blessed week and see you next time.

RUTH PATE EDDLEMON Murgreesboro - Funeral services for Ruth Pate Eddlemon, 88, were May 5, 2011 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Dr. Fred Rolater officiating the services. Burial was held at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Eddlemon passed away May 3, 2011. She was a native of Walnut Grove. She was preceded in death by her husband, G. W. Eddlemon; parents, Orville, and Mattie Glisson Pate. Mrs. Eddlemon was a member of Southeast Baptist Church and retired from MTSU Bookstore She is survived by her children, Larry Eddlemon and wife Jan of Brush Creek, Steve Eddlemon and wife Sherron of Cookeville, Tom Eddlemon and wife Brenda of Nashville; daughter, Janie Foust and husband, George of Madison Alabama; nine grandchildren, and ten greatgrandchildren.

MYRSUE WALKER Rutherford – Funeral services for Myrsue Walker, 91, were held May 5, 2011, at Leitherland Funeral Home. Brother Mark Abbott and Brother Marlon Stephens officiated the services. Burial was held at Rutherford City Cemetery. Mrs. Walker passed away May 3, 2011, at Gibson General Hospital. She was homemaker and a member of China Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Walker, and parents, William and Anna Terry. She is survived by her son, Terry Bruce Walker and wife Rita of Rutherford, one niece, Jane Hicks and one great niece, Becky Hicks.

Sunday School for Shut-In When you’re ready please read 1 John 3:2 Now that’s love. How could one of us become one of God’s family and one of His children? When I was a young girl and teen and even into young adult age, I believed that I was already a Christian, already a child of the Almighty God. Now I hadn’t followed Christ Jesus. I hadn’t asked Him to forgive me, I hadn’t asked him to save me, I hadn’t asked Him to let me be His. My faith was in the acts of my parents and in their faith. That wasn’t the right faith. My faith was in the lack of my acts. I believed that since I wasn’t a serial killer and I wasn’t as bad as those folks that I must me a Christian, one of God’s children saved through the precious blood of Jesus. I didn’t realize that one sin would keep one such sinner out of Heaven. We’ve all missed that mark because we have all sinned (Romans 3:23). You probably didn’t sin as much as I did, but any person without Christ is a sinner. A sinner is one who has sinned one sin. So what was I to do? Now because we are His, we’re different. We now

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think differently than the world. We are concerned about different things. We love and pray for people we don’t even know to be saved. We love because we’ve known the love of Christ. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” 1 Corinthians 1:18 NKJV. “Therefore the world knoweth us not because it knew him not” (1 John 3:1). The world cannot understand or know by experience why we do what we do. Certainly, those in heaven can see us: They see us as Jesus sees us! (1 John 3:2). Certainly, Jesus could see us from Heaven but in Heaven understanding is completely different than on earth. Babies have wisdom and understanding in heaven, being aware (in heaven) of suffering isn’t suffering as we know it (on earth). Jesus can empathize with us now that He’s suffered here: but without suffering again. He suffered, bled and died on earth and it is finished on earth. We will see Him and He is scars and all.

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Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell What a great day we enjoyed last Sunday in our worship to God. We gave a special honor to our mothers on this celebrating of Mother’s Day. My prayer for Mothers Day is the 1) mothers love their children, 2) husbands honor their wives as mothers, 3) children obey their mothers, and 4) mothers put God first in their lives. We should encourage mothers to be what God wants them to be. Mothers need our prayers, especially in the times we are living in. As the apostle Paul tells us to do in Romans 13:7 to “render therefore to all their dues, tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.” We hear in the “news” of mothers that have failed to love their children. Mothers have murders, abandoned and killed (through abortion) their children. Being a good mother often is difficult. We need to encourage mothers to love their children as God would desire for them too. Husbands should honor their wives as mothers. How many men took time to honor their wives on this special day? They should do it every day as the Lord asks

of them. Men should provide emotional and physical support for their wives. (1 Peter 3:7). Many women are pressured into taking the role of the husband because of the failure of the husband to lead in the marriage. This is not God’s way. Children should obey their mothers. There has been the erosion of respect for women in society and the family. When mothers abort babies, what are we telling our children? When husbands do not respect their wives as mothers, what do the children see? (Ephesians 6:1-3) One out of every two marriages will end in divorce! This is so very sad and that children have to grow up with only one parent. Mother should always put God first in their lives. (Matthew 6:33). Of course, this also applies to the husband too! This would be the solution to many of our countries ailments, especially marriage and divorce. When a mother or a father puts God first in their lives, then they will. Love their children, command the respect of each other and their children. Have you been respecting God’s creation of mother or father in your life?

Laneview Baptist Church It was a great day to be in God’s House this past Sunday especially with it being Mother’s Day. We enjoyed a beautiful special by Johnny Cavender. The title of Bro. Darryl’s message was “Not For Sale.” If you are a Christian and you believe His Word then you must realize there are certain guidelines we must follow. You cannot just pick what makes you feel good. We are suppose to tithe, if we are not we are robbing God and giving to satan. We should have a willingness to forgive. If your spirit is unforgiving you have sold out to satan. If God has asked you to do something and you do it half-way you have just given half to satan. Sunday is the Sabbath day and we are do keep it Holy. Do we? When things are more important to you than God you have sold out. In Matt.26:15 Judas sold

God out for thirty silver coins. We say we wouldn’t but many times we sell Our Savior out for less. When satan tempted Jesus He could of sold us out but He didn’t. When Jesus hung on the cross for all the sin’s of the world He could of sold us out but He didn’t. We are number one in His life, He wants to be number one in ours. If we love Our Heavenly Father we are to serve Him daily. Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all “If anyone would come after me he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Live your life sold out to Jesus daily your heavenly reward awaits! Scripture Ref: Joshua 24:15 “ But as for me and my household we will serve the Lord.” Please be in prayer for all the sick and the ones effected by the floods. God Bless! Hope to see you in God’s House Sunday!

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The Taylor Street Church of Christ is hosting this meeting. Their new building is located one block west of their old facilities which was flooded last year. For more information or directions, contact Roger Jones at 731-819-3143; John Gardner at 731-514-3123; Jerry Bell at 731-665-7122; or Danny Penn at 731-618-1441

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FBC CHURCH CHOIR VISITS MEMBERS - Several members of the Rutherford First Baptist Church Choir recently spent the day visiting church members in area assisted living homes. The group visited Greenbrier Meadows in Martin with residents Betty Halliburton and Sallie Kate Pate and Pateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter Lena Garner. They are Minister of Music Kasey Harris, Larry Woods, Mamie Woods, Bill Shaeffer, Bob Wilson, Larry Belew, Mary Evelyn Wilson, and Syble Ashley. Also in attendance but not pictured was Brian and Christy Hinten and Wanda Belew. They also visited members John and Lorene Richerson and Mary Belle Hollis.

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Our Sunday School assembly time was opened by Gene Norman. Bro. Gene shared John 3:16 which reminds us of the great love God has for people. And one special way He shares His concern for us is by giving us â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mothersâ&#x20AC;? who are truly a gift from God. During our morning worship service we were blessed by a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sermon by Jimmy and Lavera Winters. Jimmy shared with us some special memories of his own mother and read Ephesians 6:2 which reminds us that God will bless us when we honor our mothers. Jimmy said this and I loved it....â&#x20AC;?Mothers partnered with God to give us lifeâ&#x20AC;?. Then Lavera read a poem, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Apronâ&#x20AC;? which had us all in tears. Linda Carmoney shared the song, â&#x20AC;&#x153;She Loved,â&#x20AC;? as our special music. Each mother in attendance received a bookmark and

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ink pen. We also had a drawing for five hanging baskets and those mothers which received them were all delighted. Bro. Don told us about the history behind the day, and shared a very personal and touching testimony concerning his own mother. Others in the congregation also shared testimonies about their mothers and again, there was not a dry eye in the building. If you still have your mother, let her know just how special she is! On Saturday morning eighty women from Gibson and Obion counties attended â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seasons of a Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life.â&#x20AC;? For two hours we sang, listened and laughed, as our speaker, Linda Carmoney, talked about the things women face as they pass through the various seasons of their lives. We worshiped God and reflected upon His blessings. Later we gathered for a wonderful meal that was served by several men of our church. I

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want to thank everyone who attended and all those who made it possible. We want to wish Blake Reese, Kenny Harris and Noah Balentine all a happy birthday this week. Also a reminder that there will be a bridal tea for Brittany Smith on Sunday, May 15, from 2 to 4 pm. You are invited. And we also want to express our condolences to Keith Quast in the recent loss of his brother. Our youth committee met and made plans for several upcoming activities. One is a trip to Union City to attend a performance of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Music Manâ&#x20AC;? at the Masquerade Theatre. I have a part in this musical and hope that those attending from my family and church will not be disappointed or too embarrassed by my portrayal of Maud Dunlop. All I know is I am having fun. Have a great week and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see you in church on Sunday.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;What a Friend We Have in Jesus.â&#x20AC;? William McDonald opened services in prayer. We all dismissed to our Sunday school classes. Christy Skelton opened the adult class in prayer before doing a good job teaching us our lesson. Keeping The Truth from Colossians 2:823. Christians are to reject inadequate teachings about Jesus as well as the behavior they call forth. Diane Hamlin closed class in prayer. Our Sunday morning worship hour began with the rejoicing of the baptism of Summer Flowers. Elaine Fields played the piano and Mike Fields lead us in our opening hymn He Lives. Berl Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brein opened us in prayer. Rejoice in the Lord always. Bro. Steve welcomed everyone and wished them a Happy Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day and made many announcements. We all enjoyed the beautiful flowers given in honor of Janice Maness from her son Mick Maness. Every mother in the church was recognized and given â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Good Newsâ&#x20AC;? scripture mug. We had a time of many praise reports. We all sang the hymn â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bibleâ&#x20AC;? in dedication to all mothers. Mike Fields blessed us with our special by reading The Apple Tree to us. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church was dismissed to Jennifer Fields. The children were excited as they gave their mothers the cards and flowers they made for them during their class time. Bro. Steveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message The Love of a Mother was from Philippians 4:8-9. Services dismissed as the hymn â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just As I Amâ&#x20AC;? was sung. After services we rejoiced again as Shelby Harper gave her life to the Lord. Our discipleship training hour began with the hymn Day by Day. William McDonald opened us in prayer. Mike Fields did a good job teaching us our lesson â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Praying Churchâ&#x20AC;? from Acts 1:14. Christy Skelton closed us in prayer. Our Sunday night worship hour began with Elaine Fields playing the piano and Mike Fields leading us in a melody of old time favorite praise hymns. Bro. Steve opened us in prayer before bringing us our message on The Sons of Thunder from Matthew 20:20-28. Dakota Warren dismissed services in prayer as the hymn â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesusâ&#x20AC;? was sung. What a beautiful day to be in the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. Pray and be thankful for your mother. She is special. We thank the Lord for the many visitors we had Sunday and invite you to come join us for praise and worship. Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and facebook.

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Community Calendars GCSD BOARD MEETING The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustees will have the scheduled regular meeting on Thursday, May 12th in Gibson County High School at 6:30 p.m. 6 T’S HORSE FARMING FIELD DAY 11th annual 6 T’s Horse Farming Field Day on Saturday, May 1 (raindate May 21) beginning at 9 a.m. at 460 Turbeville Rd., Dresden. For additional information contact Mike Turbeville at 731-5140601 or E-mail GC DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING The Gibson County Democratic Party will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday night, May 19, 2011 at 6:30 PM in the Teapot Room in Trenton. Members are encouraged to attend and guests are invited. Guest Speaker will be Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon. 3RD ANNUAL TANYA TAYLOR FAMILY MISSION FUND RIDE The 3rd Annual Tanya Taylor Family Memorial Mission Fund Ride will be held May 15th, (rain date is May 22nd) beginning at First Baptist Church in Dyer. A BBQ lunch with all the trimmings will be available. Registration and lunch begin at 12:15 p.m. with kickstands up at 1:30 p.m. The ride will be approximately 85 miles with one stop planned. As always, the route will take us by the Brad and Tanya Taylor homeplace east of Bradford. The $20 registration fee includes lunch for the biker and rider if applicable, one memorial tee shirt and one ticket for door prizes to be given away at the conclusion of the ride, approximately 4 p.m. For more information you may call the church office, 692-2549. Come out and enjoy the ride!

JUNIOR MISS TERRITORIAL - Kyndall Pulley, daughter of Bryan and Jana Pulley, was crowned Junior Territorial Queen to reign over the 75th West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. Her court includes 1st maid Brittney Bray, daughter of Donna and Brockney Bray; 2nd maid Macy Garner, daughter of Bryan and Velvet Garner; 3rd maid Savannah Blair Scarbrough, daughter of Mary and Keith Bradford and Amy and Lynn Scarbrough and 4th maid Brynne Lytle, daughter of David and Jenny Lytle.

TN nursing homes will celebrate Nursing Home Week

BEECH GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH HOMECOMING SERVICE The Beech Grove Baptist Church, pastor and congreation would like to invite you to our Homecoming Service, Sunday, May 15, Sunday School is at 10 a.m. and Worship service is at 11 a.m. Fellowship meal after service. Pastor Scott Jewell and Children’s church Wendy Jewell. Located at 233 Old Dyersburg Rd. in Dyer.

Nursing homes across Tennessee are planning a variety of events in honor of National Nursing Home Week, which begins on Mother’s Day, May 8, and continues through May 14. Gov. Bill Haslam also has proclaimed May 8-14 Nursing Home Week in Tennessee. Facilities throughout the state are hosting ceremonies with local government officials, picnics, talent shows, carnivals and myriad other activities to celebrate the week, which recognizes the quality care provided in long-term care facilities

Observe National Cancer Survivors Day® on June 5 North Gibson County National Cancer Survivors Day® is Sunday, June 5, 2011. This 24th annual, worldwide celebration of life will be held in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, Canada, and other participating countries. Cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends and healthcare professionals will unite to show that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive. Here in North Gibson County, we are asking all the churches to take part in this event by recognizing and honoring all the cancer survivors in your churches. In honor of this day, we are asking that all church members in the community wear pink or purple to church on this day to honor the survivors. We also ask, if your church is willing, to consider receiving a special offering on this day to go towards our local American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in North Gibson County. Anyone living with a history of cancer, from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life, is a cancer survivor, according to the NCSD Foundation. Over 11 million Americans are now living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer. In the United States, almost

half of all men and one third of all women are expected to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Learning about this disease is crucial, because many forms of cancer can be prevented and most cured if detected early. Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment have resulted in longer survival, and therefore, a growing number of cancer survivors. However, a cancer diagnosis can leave a host of problems in its wake. Physical, financial and emotional hardships often persist after diagnosis and treatment. Survivors may face many challenges such as hindered access to cancer specialists and promising new treatments, inadequate insurance,financialhardships, employment problems and psychological struggles. In light of these difficulties, our community needs to focus on improving the quality of life for cancer survivors. Despite the adversities, cancer survivors face each day with courage and dignity and serve as an inspiration to all of us. Please join the communities of Bradford, Dyer, Kenton, Mason Hall, Rutherford and Yorkville as we celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day! For more information,

please contact Relay Chairman William McFarland at 731-693-9553 or Relay Co-Chair Kasey Harris at 731-225-6324. If your church receives a special offering for this event, please forward it to: North Gibson County Relay for Life C/O Ann Abbott, Accounting Chair, P.O. Box 75, Rutherford, TN 38369.

West TN Neurosciences recognizes stroke month with free activities will be offering free blood pressure checks and StrokeAware screenings every Monday in May ( except Memorial Day) from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. outside Seattle’s Best. Hospital employees will be wearing purple every Friday to show importance for stroke prevention with a special “Real Men Wear Purple Day” on May 27. Organizers say this May is a good month to remind the public that stroke is the leading cause

West Tennessee Neuroscience and Spine Center, an affiliate of West Tennessee Healthcare, invites you take advantage of free screenings and attend a free stroke educational event on May 20.The community event at First United Methodist Church at 200 South Church Street starts at 11 a.m. and includes a luncheon. Call Pam Jaco for registration at 422-4002. Also Jackson-Madison County General Hospital


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“There are countless patients, volunteers and caregivers who are creating a loving, healing environment for our state’s elderly and disabled. People are welcome to visit long-term care facilities all year long, but I especially encourage visitors to come help us celebrate this special week.” THCA is a nonprofit organization representing long-term care facilities located throughout the state. For more information about Tennessee’s long-term care community, contact THCA at (615) 834-6520 or visit

and honors the people who live and work in those facilities. The 2011 National Nursing Home Week theme, “Fulfilling the Promise,” recognizes the commitment long-term care facilities and caregivers make to provide the highest quality of care to elderly and disabled citizens. “This is a special week for the long-term care industry,” said Jesse Samples, executive director of the Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA), which is co-sponsoring the annual event along with the American Health Care Association (AHCA).




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Sports & Education Pioneers one for three in district action BY LORI CATHEY The Pioneers Baseball team traveled to Martin Westview for a play off game for the 13-AA District Tournament Wednesday night. Neither Gibson County or Martin scored in the first two innings. The Pioneers led the third inning off with a walk to Jeremy Butler and Johnny Deinhart followed by a double down the left field line by Carter McMackin, scoring two runs. Taylor McKinney singled and stole second. John Michael Morris walked and Lee Whitaker had a two-run single. Morris scored on a sacrifice by Addison Davidson to give Gibson County a 5-0 lead. Westview’s Will Vernon scored on a single by Blake Parham in the bottom of the third to make it 5-1 Gibson County. In the fourth, Chase Cooper led off with a single, stole second and scored on a single by McKinney. The Pioneers took a 6-1

lead into the bottom of the fifth inning when Martin Parham doubled and Brent Gilbert, Paul Richards and Vernon all singled to tie the game 6 all. In the extra inning, Dylan Sisco drew a walk to put the winning run on first. Cooper sacrifice bunted and McMackin singled to loaded the bases. Pioneer McKinney singled to bring the go ahead run across the plate. Morris smacked a two-run single to give Gibson County a 9-6 lead. GC senior Dylan Sisco threw the final three innings allowing no runs, one hit and recording two strikeouts for the win. Starting pitcher Johnny Deinhart tossed 5 innings, allowed five runs, walked three, and struck out eight for the game. Taylor McKinney led the Gibson County offense with a 53 effort with 3 singles, 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored. McMackin was 2-5 with a double, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Chase Cooper was

2-2 with 2 singles, a stolen base and 2 sacrifice bunts. The Gibson County baseball team lost 9-1 to Covington in the first round of the 13-AA District Tournament Thursday night. Hitting for Gibson County, John Michael Morris was 2-3 with 2 singles, a RBI and a stolen base. Addison Davidson was 2-3 with 2 singles and Taylor McKinney was 2-4 with 2 singles. In the Friday afternoon game against Ripley the Pioneers lost 13 to 3. Gibson County was leading 3 to 2 going into the bottom of the fifth when starting pitcher, Taylor Landrum, had to leave the game with an injury. Leading on the offensive front was Landrum who was 1-2 with a single, a stolen base, 2 RBIs and a run scored. Carter McMackin was 1-3 with a single. Lee Whitaker was 1-3 with a single and a run scored. Addison Davidson was 13 with a single and a run scored.

FINAL OUT - First baseman John Michael Morris makes the catch for the final out during Wednesday’s playoff game. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

SLIDING IN SAFE - Pioneer Chase Cooper slides in safely under Martin short stop Blake Parham for a stolen base. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

TAG OUT AT SECOND - Freshman Addison Davidson tags out Martin Westview’s Paul Richards trying to steal second. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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GREAT CATCH - Gibson County’s Blake Simpson makes a great catch in right field to end the inning. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Smile Brighter This Spring SISCO PITCHES - Pitcher Dylan Sisco came in the sixth inning and gave up no runs, 1 hit, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts in the win over Martin. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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YMCA swim team meets with Olympic swimmers The Northwest Gibson County YMCA Swim Team is starting to prepare for the 2011 summer competition season and now is the time to join in the fun. Registration is currently taking place and will continue through the month of May for swimmers ages 5-18 that are interested in competitive swimming. Swimmers compete in a variety of strokes including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and relay events. The NW Gibson County team is a member of the Mid-South Swimming. Meets begin in early June and go through

the month of July. The team has traveled to compete in meets in Jackson, Dyersburg, Covington, Millington, Memphis, and Tunica. Several members of the 2010-2011 winter swim team program participated in the Make-A-Splash Diversity clinic and meet held recently at the University of Memphis. They received instruction in all four strokes and heard motivational speeches from past Olympic swimmers. Regular practices for the summer season will begin mid-May and continue

through July until the final competition, which is the Championship Meet. Practices will take place in Trenton at the Northwest Gibson County YMCA. For those interested in participating, the swimmer may attend one tryout practice prior to paying the program registration fee. Registration fees for the summer swim team are $60 for NW Gibson County YMCA members and $70 for non-members. For more information regarding the Northwest Gibson County Swim Team, contact the YMCA at 855-7516.

YMCA SWIM TEAM MEETS OLYMPIANS - Winter swim team members pose with Olympian Gil Stovall, a current U of M team member, Memphis Tiger Swimming Alum Milton Dickerson, and Olympic Gold Medalist Julia Stowers. Team members participating that day were Matt Simmons, Sydney Phelan, Josey Phelan, Kizer Brown, Olivia Butler, Savannah Ewing, Ally Ingram, Alexis Patterson, Harrison Ewing, Jack Joiner, Katibeth Brown, and Emma Butler.


gather for awards and an end of the winter season celebration.

Dyer School has‘Let’s Sing America’

POSING WITH CHAMPIONS - Olympic medalist, Julia Stowers, allowed NWGC swim team members to pose for individual photos wearing Julia’s Olympic medal. Here, one of the team’s youngest swimmers, Emma Butler of Medina, poses with Julia.

By Jennifer McCaig Cox Mrs. Denise Coleman, her student teacher, Brittany Joyner and students from grades kindergarten through fourth grade presented the program ‘Let’s Sing, America’ to a gym full of friends and family on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dyer School Gym. Costumes ranged from cowboys, statues of liberty, Betsey Ross and other iconic representations of this great nation. Songs performed were as: ‘Of Thee I Sing, America,’ ‘The Star Spangled Banner,’

‘Let’s Sing, America,’ ‘America Goes West,’ ‘We Remember,’ and ‘The Spirit of America.’ The students used sign language and motions to enhance these wonderful songs. Many students had speaking parts that helped the audience understand the significance of the songs and who wrote them. Upon completion of the last song, the fifth grade students presented their recorder pieces that they have learned this year. The program that they use is called Karate recorder

and the students earn ‘belts’ as they master pieces. The students were arranged by belts and an impressive number earned their black ones. The selections these students played were: ‘Hot Cross Buns,’ ‘Gently Sleep,’ ‘Merrily We Roll Along,’ ‘It’s Raining,’ ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm,’ ‘When the Saints Go Marching In,’ ‘Twinkle,

Twinkle Little Star,’ ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘Ode to Joy.’ Two duets were presented by four boys that had achieved their belts very early in the year. These pieces were more advanced. The parents and community would like to thank Mrs. Denise and Ms. Brittney and the students for the wonderful job.


ACCEPTING BIDS Whereas, JERRY COLE and wife, TINA COLE, by deed of trust dated April 21, 2008 and recorded May 1, 2008 in Record Book 925, Page 1418 in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee, conveyed to Jeffrey A. Smith, Trustee, the hereinafter described real property to secure the payment of a certain promissory note (the “note”) described in the deed of trust, which note was payable to Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rutherford, Tennessee; and Whereas, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness and other provisions of the deeds of trust have been violated, and the owner and holder of the indebtedness has declared the entire amount due an payable as provided by the deeds of trust in accordance with the terms thereof, and demanded that the hereinafter described real property be advertised and sold in satisfaction of indebtedness and cost of foreclosure in accordance with the terms and provisions of the notes and deeds of trust. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that I, JEFFREY A. SMITH, Trustee, pursuant to the power, duty and authority vested in and conferred upon me, by the deed of trust, will on THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011 at 12:00 P.M. at the South Door of the Gibson County Courthouse in Trenton, Tennessee, offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, and free from all legal, equitable and statutory rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which have been waived in the deed of trust, certain real property located in the 8th Civil District of Gibson County, Tennessee, and described as follows: BEGINNING at a railroad spike in the north margin of State Route No. 77, margin of said road being 30 feet from center, where same intersects with the center of the Zarecor Road, being the southwest corner of the herein described parcel; runs thence north 02 degrees 20 minutes east with the center of the Zarecor Road 312.15 feet to a spike in the center of said road; thence south 74 degrees 20 minutes east 144.32 feet to an iron rod; thence south 02 degrees 20 minutes west 253.73 feet to an iron rod; thence south 11 degrees 30 minutes west 57.00 feet to an iron rod in the north margin of State Route 77; thence north 74 degrees 20 minutes west with the north margin of said road 135.00 feet to the point of beginning, and BEING that same property conveyed to Jerry Cole and wife, Tina Cole, as tenants by the entirety, from Bank of New York, as Trustee, by Countrywide Home Loans, as attorney in fact by warranty deed dated December 9, 2002 and recorded December 20, 2002 in Official Record Book Volume 726, Page 804 in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. MAP 043, PARCEL 008.02 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 126 Highway 77, Newbern, Tennessee 38059 The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan, any unpaid taxes, any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable, any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing, and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Title to said property is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell as Trustee only and will assign to the purchaser all covenants of warranty contained in said deed of trust. Said sale may be adjourned to another time or may be postponed to another date by public announcement at the appointed time of sale without advertisement. Other “parties interested” entitled to notice pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. Section 35-5-104(d) are: None. This the 25th day of April, 2011. JEFFREY A. SMITH, Attorney Trustee 110 NW Court Square Trenton, Tennessee 38382-0126

The City of Dyer is accepting bids until 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011 for a Roofing Project at the Dyer Water Plant. Specifications are available at Dyer City Hall, 235 South Royal Street, Dyer, Tennessee 38330. Additional information is available from Jason Griggs at 731-6923767. The City of Dyer reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids. Walton Thompson, Mayor Join Us For A Day Of Fun during Rutherford Ball Day Saturday, May 14, 2011 Jones Volunteer Park - Rutherford

LADY LIBERTY - Crislan Gammons was one of the many Statues of Liberty at Dyer School. (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

7:00 – 9:30 - Pancake Breakfast – Woodmen of World Building (Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Biscuits & Gravy) 10:00 - Opening Ceremonies 10:30 - Ball Games Begin: Tee Ball, 7-8 Machine Pitch, 9-10 Little League, 11-12 Little League, Jr. Babe Ruth, 8 U Softball, 10 U Softball, 14 U Softball Concessions available A day of family fun at the Rutherford Park – We appreciate your support!!

DYER SCHOOL MUSICAL ABOUT AMERICA - Betsy Ross (Chloe Hassell) was working on the American flag in the musical “Let’s sing America. (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

INVITATION TO BID The Gibson County Railroad Authority is inviting licensed contractors to bid on a track extension project on the West Tennessee Railroad. Project includes grading, construction of a retaining wall, utility coordination, and track construction in Dyer, TN. DESIGNER: CSR Engineering, Inc. 514 Hill Street Springfield, TN 37172 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 Railraod Authority, c/o Mr. Jim Horne, 109 West Court Street, Trenton, TN 38382 until 2:00 P.M. local time on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Bidding documents may be examined at the designer’s office and the Iselin Yard Office. A pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the Trenton City Hall, 309 S. College Street, Trenton, TN 38382. Phone (731) 855-2013.

YOUNG UNCLE SAM - Uncle Sam was in attendance at the Dyer School musical “Let’s Sing America.” (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

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Legal Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of PAULINE HALL WRIGHT DOCKET: 20136P Notice is hereby given that on the 4th day of May, of 2011, Letters Testamentary, in respect of the estate of PAULINE HALL WRIGHT, 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 decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: APRIL 5, 2011. This 4th day of May, 2011.

Property Transfers Carl D. Witherington and wife, Joyce M. Witherington to Dan Petersburg and wife, Linda Petersburg – 2nd CD Jason P. Harper and Kent Ford, Jr. to Matthew T. Fennel – 6th CD Roger Dale Price and wife, Peggy Jane Price to Timothy Scott Reeves – 19th CD C. David Fite and Richard L. Fite, Co-Trustees of the Kelley Fite and Jason Fite Trust, to Josh B. Hazlewood and wife, Stephanie Hazlewood – 13th CD Ernest B. Turner and wife, Emily D. Turner to Wade Thompson and wife, Jane Thompson – 7th CD James E. Blankinship and wife, Rachel Ann Blankinship to James Clayton Thomas and wife, Joni Thomas – 18th CD Ann R. Espy to Brian T. Riddle and wife, Kristi J. Riddle Tommy Sue Howington to Tracy Jo Lockard – 17th CD

Jeffrey A. Jenkins and wife, Theresa A. Jenkins to Die Stamped Products, Inc. 7th CD Anthony J. Culp to Jeremy Cupples – 13th CD Randy Stephenson and wife, Doris Stephenson to James D. Gibson and Marilyn Marie Rogers – 1st CD Brenda S. Dowland Curtis, Cathy M. Dowland Prickett (formerly Usery) and Annette Dowland, by David Curtis, Attorney-inFact, to Mark A. Hampton and wife, Delana C. Hampton – 17th CD Peggy Davis to Anthony D. Adams – 14th CD Kevin T. Perkins and wife, Laura D. Perkins to Primacy Relocation, LLC - 21st CD Primacy Relocation, LLC to L. Tommy Townsend – 21st CD F. Darrell Boyd to Richard E. Harp and wife, Lavonne Harp

MARTIAL ARTS STUDENTS WIN IN TOURNAMENT - Local students of Anthony Slayton at Slayton’s School of Martial Arts competed in the Annual St. Jude Tournament in Memphis, held at Rhodes College. Those winning awards were (front row from left) Garrett Tucker/third in Katas-second in sparring, Macie Tucker/ third in Katas-first in sparring, Cameron Cox/third in Katas-first in sparring, Aqulia King/first in Katas-third in sparring, Conner Williams/third in Katas- second in sparring, Carter Ewell/third in weapons- second in Katas-first in sparring, and Burch Weems/third in Katas-second in sparring; (back row from left) Justin Ewell/ third in weapons-second in sparring, David Hensley/team leader and Black Belt judge, Anthony Slayton/first in weapons-first in Katas-first in sparring, David Woodside/honorable mention and Black Belt judge, Charley Ewell/honorable mention and Black Belt judge.


Marriages Ray Charles Bills of Humboldt and Angela Lynn Smith of Humboldt Jerry Allen Blankenship of Trenton and Gwendolyn Rae Rogers Pahl of Kenton David Glenn Goad of Dyer and Sheila Gail Sharp Wagner of Dyer

APRIL’S POSITIVE PIRATE - Logan McBride was named the Positive Pirate for the month of April at Rutherford School. Logan was “caught” helping another student in trouble. We have been working on this kind of behavior as part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Peggy Bennett is pictured with Logan. Peggy works for Pate’s and they were gracious enough to sponsor the award for April. Thanks to Pate’s for their generosity.

DANCING WESTERN STYLE - Tucker McCoy, Cameron Cox and Brianna Bates dancing to the music in their western wear at the Dyer School musical. (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

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Gibson County bands from page 1 support of this program. A special thank you also goes to all of the bands’ parents, boosters, students and community supporters for their continued dedication to this high quality program. Director for the band is Jeremy Tate. He is assisted by Eric Waldon and Calyn Evans. Guard instructor is DeDe Johnson and Drum Major instructor is Sharon Lee. Although this school year’s competitive seasons have come to a close, there is much more to come from

this amazing group of young people!

RJHS Marching Pirates Under the direction of Eric Waldon, the Rutherford Marching Pirates were named first place band in Class BB at the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. They were also awarded second place percussion (out of 14 bands) and third place drum major (out of 14 bands). At the Trenton Teapot Festival, the band was named third in class along with drum major being third in class.

Thanks to all the parents, students and community for their continued support of the RJHS Band.

Dyer Eagles


The Dyer Marching Eagles were named the first place band at the Trenton Teapot Festival! The band is directed by Calyn Evans. The band was named third in their class at the Strawberry Festival. Miss Evans wants to give special thanks to all those who have worked hard this year to support the Marching Eagles.

The Rutherford Jr. High Marching Pirates

The Dyer Jr. High Marching Band led by drum major Ashlyn Stallings

Gibson County High School Marching Pioneers

Cousins Brandon Jennings and Steven Coble hug following the final playing of ‘Amazing Grace’ for the 2010-2011 school year.

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Tri-City Reporter May 11 2011

Tri-City Reporter May 11 2011