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Wright, Davidson are primary victors BY CRYSTAL BURNS With half of the county’s 28 precincts reporting primary elections results last Tuesday, Rodney Wright’s evening got a little bit better. Though he trailed in early voting and after nine precincts had been counted, the Republican newcomer took the lead at the halfway mark. By the time the final 14 boxes had been tallied, Wright sealed a 17-vote win over Jay Morris, his opponent in the Sheriff’s race. “It’s been a most unique experience,” Wright said moments after shaking Morris’ hand. “It’s been the most challenging experience of my life. This is a great county full of great people, and I can’t say

thank you enough.” Wright received 788 votes, and Morris received 771 votes. Neither candidate received 50 percent of the vote, but according to Molly Bailey of the Gibson County Election Commission, there will not be a runoff as some media reports stated last week. Wright planned to briefly celebrate his victory before turning his attention to the August election where he will face incumbent Sheriff Chuck Arnold, who received 1,349 votes in an uncontested Democratic primary, and Independent candidate Paul Thomas. “We’re full steam ahead right now,” see page 3

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY WINNER - Democratic Primary winner Dana Davidson, candidate for Gibson County Trustee, celebrated her victory with her husband Mark. Davidson faces Republican candidate Mark Renfroe in the August 7th general election.

Zach Eskew

On Monday, May 5, in the Gibson County High School conference room, senior Zach Eskew signed a scholarship to furthered his education. He will play basketball at Bethel University in McKenzie. Zack is the son of Tyrone and Sharon Eskew of Dyer and he plans to major in Criminal Justice at Bethel. Eskew is a fouryear member of the Gibson County Pioneers basketball see page 9

Inside this week:

Teachers Honored

Eskew to play for Bethel

TEACHERS OF THE YEAR – The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustees hosted a reception last Thursday to honor retirees and Teachers of the Year. Teachers of the Year are (from left) Beth Milligan, Kenton; Terry McDaniel, 5-8 Dyer; Lisa Siler, K-4 Dyer; Linda Bland, Medina Elementary; Amber Jackson, South Gibson County High School; Jeremy Tate, Gibson County High School; Teresa Oakley, Medina Middle; and Beverly Emerson, Yorkville. Tate has been named his school’s Teacher of the Year two of the last three years. GCHS principal Jim Hughes called him “the Vince Lombardi of band directors. “That’s a strong statement, but I believe it,” Hughes said. Not pictured: Michael Wilson, Medina Middle; Beth Beason and Lisa Ball, Rutherford; and Amanda Cross, Spring Hill.

GC School District honors retirees, Teachers of the Year Austin Yergin

Yergin signs with Bethel Gibson County High School golfer Austin Yergin signed a scholarship to continue his golf career and education with Bethel University in McKenzie. Yergin, a senior, signed on Monday, May 5th with his family, coaches and teammates in attendance. Austin is the son of Barry and Carla Yergin of Rutherford and his major is see page 9

BY CRYSTAL BURNS The Gibson County Special School District honored three retirees and 12 Teachers of the Year with a reception held before the school board meeting last Thursday night. Sherry Denson is retiring from Dyer School after 34 years in education, and Denise Clark is retiring from Dyer with 40 years in education. Jimmy Paschall, a bus driver, is also retiring. “It’s a bittersweet time,” said Eddie Pruett, Director of Schools. “We hate to see you go. We certainly thank you for everything that you’ve done for our district.” Teachers of the Year were Lisa Siler, Dyer K-4; Terry McDaniel, Dyer 5-8; Jeremy Tate, Gibson County High School; Beth Milligan, Kenton; Linda Bland, Medina Elementary; Teresa Oakley, Medina Middle; Michael Wilson, Medina Middle; Beth Beason, Rutherford; Lisa Ball, Rutherford; Amber Jackson, South Gibson County High School; Amanda Cross, Springhill; and Beverly Emerson, Yorkville. The board also recognized three South Gibson County students who recently placed first in the FCCLA State STAR Events. Ainsley Kelso, Tia Carter, and Maddy Jones won a bronze medal at the district level and improved to a gold medal and first place at state. Although

they qualified for National STAR Events in San Antonio, they won’t make the trip this year but hope to compete again next year. The students competed in Promote and Publicize FCCLA. Their presentation, which they see page 3

GCSSD RETIREES - GCSSD retirees (from left) Denise Clark and Sherry Denson were recognized for their years of service to Dyer School. Jimmy Paschall (not pictured), a retiring bus driver, was also honored.

GCSSD board discusses personnel BY CRYSTAL BURNS Board members for the Gibson County Special School District knew they were in for a long night at last Thursday’s meeting, so they started 10 minutes early. Even so, the meeting lasted more than three hours, and the board stayed even later for an attorneyclient meeting. Two agenda items drew the most attention: Literacy Coach Positions and Athletic Staffing/Policy Discussion. Eddie Pruett, Director of Schools, asked the board to approve three new positions for literacy coaches. According to Pruett, of the 11 AMOs (Annual Measurable Objective) the state set for the district last year, GCSSD met all but three: Reading/Language Arts in grades 3-8, English II, and English III. Over the past four years, the district see page 5

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Insight & Opinion A dressing down about dressing up

Clayburn Peeples reports: I’ll probably get into trouble for saying this, but my favorite part of the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival isn’t the awesome parade held on Thursday and Friday; it’s the Governor’s Luncheon. And no, it’s not because of the chance to see the governor or any of the other two or three hundred head of politicians you can count on to show up, especially in an election year. No, what I like about the Governor’s Luncheon is that the ladies who attend, the women and girls in attendance, engage in, for that one event at least, the quaint and bygone custom of dressing up. I’m old enough, of course, to remember when women dressed up, in one way or another, every time they left their houses, and so did men. There was even a dress code for events within the home. Those were the days in which girls in high school

were actually taught how to dress properly. Every girl, back then, took home economics courses in high school, and many continued those studies in college. Some of the courses were pretty darned serious. I remember having a study date one night in high school with a girl who was memorizing, get this, the six separate situations, or occasions, for dress. Any of you women remember learning them? Well here they are, in case you’ve forgotten them. (I looked them up.) The first category was school. School clothes were supposed to follow certain rules, unwritten in those days, but stringently enforced. There was also a separate standard of dress for work and travel. Yet another style of clothing was considered appropriate for housework, and still another for attendance at, or participation in, sporting events. Then, of course, there

were also special standards of dress for social events, one for evening wear and another for afternoon teas and such. Clearly, many people placed too much emphasis on dress back then, some even going so far as to equate dressing styles with morality and honesty. Still, certain standards of dress are expected, even today and even if no longer required, and young people need to be taught what they are, even if all they are going to do with that knowledge is flout the fashion rules. It’s one thing to consciously decide not to wear a tie; it’s something else entirely when a young man doesn’t know he’s supposed to wear one. Of course, fashions change, and styles and expectations are drastically different today than they once were, even a few years ago. How did we get to this place? What caused this breathtaking descent into attire so casual that staggering numbers of people look beyond sloppy in public, by any definition of the term? How did we go so quickly from being a culture that so valued the act of dressing appropriately that we made it a mandatory part of public education in America to a culture in which the dress code, in many public places, seems to be, “No shirt? No shoes? No problem.” Flip flops. Gym shorts. Even pajamas are seen in more public places than ties and dresses these days. Some blame babyboomers, the easiest target for scapegoating these days, but historians point out other factors. After World War II, for example, there was a tremendous migration to the suburbs, where casual outdoor entertaining and activities naturally took the dress codes down a notch. In the 60’s, women’s hairstyles became so extreme, they literally pushed hats off their heads, and pretty much out of fashion altogether except

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for special events. That was about the same time the Youth Movement of the 60’s struck the country. Before then, teenagers looked forward to the time when they could look and act like grownups, but starting about the middle of the decade, adults began acting, and trying to look like, teenagers. Then, in the 70’s, as a result of the Woman’s Movement and other factors, home economics programs began to be dismantled and watered down, and the idea that women, or men, should dress a certain way became hopelessly out of date.

And every year since then, more institutions have “gone casual,” and it seems it is just too easy to go along, so people who ought to know better argue that appearances don’t count, that it is a person’s character and ability that really matter. That’s true. But . . .. You may not, as the old saying goes, be able to judge a book by its cover, but the cover is often what determines whether or not the book gets bought and read. So you can wear your dirty ball cap at the table when you go out for breakfast, and you can leave

on your jogging shorts and tank top when you go to the grocery, but you just may be cheating yourself more than you know when you do. Because if you think people don’t notice, you’re wrong! If you think wearing sloppy clothes doesn’t affect how people think about you, think again. Study after study after study has shown that people judge you first by your appearance, and that their first impressions are usually lasting ones. So if you’re a young adult just starting out, look sharp. In this economy you need every advantage you can get.

Pages from the Past 10 YEARS AGO May 13, 2004 After hearing a stern warning from Sheriff Joe Shepard, Gibson County Commissioners voted May 10 with near unanimity to build a 330-bed county jail at a projected cost of about $11.5 million. “I want to give everybody here a warning,” a grim-faced Shepard told commissioners before their vote on the jail expansion. “There’s an epidemic coming; it’s just now getting here. It’s meth (methamphetamine). Nobody can stand up and project what our inmate population will be five years from now. I guarantee you one thing; it’s going to be a whole lot more than it is right now. I wish I could make people understand what we’re facing.” A problem that has reached mammoth proportions with the Gibson County Highway Department is missing or defaced road signs and road name signs. Michael Ramsey and his Dyer High School history class of 1978 provided most of the information for ‘A History of the Dyer, Tennessee Community.’ Mike Needham located the remaining copies still held by the publisher. There are only 48 books left before they’re all gone. Get your copy by contacting Needham or any member of the Dyer Station Committee. “With the advent of meth labs and more critical demands on the Sheriff’s Department, arrests and other

deterrents are not in place to discourage this malicious and dangerous vandalism,” CarlStoppenhagen, supervisor of the Gibson County Highway Department said. 25 YEARS AGO May 11, 1989 Joey Workman and the Gibson County High School Beta Club have been working diligently on preparations for the National Conventions in Orlando, Florida June 13-18. Since Workman’s election as the State Beta Club Secretary in March, club members have worked toward raising the $4,900 essential for expenses. Successful donut sales along with a yard sale, road block, and concessions for a district softball game have been the initial fundraising project for the club. Dyer Station Celebration salutes Gladys and Carl Allen. Both were born in Dyer. He was born where the Country Club golf course is now and she in the house where they live on the corner Maple and Elm Streets. That house holds many special memories for them, as they also got married there in 1932, had two children there, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary there. They have added seven more years to that since then. Carl worked 10 years at the Dyer Box Factory and Gladys worked at the drugstore before they went into the furniture business. They owned and operated a furniture store for 31 years. During that time. Carl was the Dyer Fire Chief for 25 years.

50 YEARS AGO May 14, 1964 Two Rutherford FFA boys received the State Farmer Degree at the Future Farmers of America Convent in Nashville Saturday. Harold Sims, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Sims and James Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Walker were the recipients. This is the highest degree a Future Farmer can obtain in the state, Robert white, the boys’ instructor said. Floyd and Ted Bell were the Rutherford Chapter’s official delegates to the convention. Raising hogs within thee corporate limits of Kenton is no longer permissible, Mayor Ray Holloman said today. The mayor said hogs had been allowed but due to complaints from residents the ordinance governing the growing of swine will be strictly enforced. This ordinance makes it unlawful to seep or possess swine in the city. The Rutherford Lions Club has chosen Herbert McCollum, electrician, president for the coming year. Albert Barton is the newly elected secretary and Charles Gill, treasurer. First vice president is Robert H. White; second vice president, Joe Pate’ third vice president, Wilbur Dismuke; tail twister, Glen King; Lion tamer, Walter Porter, Jr. New directors are Huge Hines, retiring president; Jamie Dedmon and Vernon Howell. Holdover directors are Hudson Gray, Thomas Pate and J.A. Hadley.

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Wright, Davidson are primary from page 1 Wright said. “We feel like we’ve got some momentum, and we don’t want to lose that momentum.” Dana Davidson defeated Kathi Burriss in the Democratic race for Trustee. Davdison garnered 1,294 votes to Burriss’ 555. Mark Renfore, the Republican candidate for Trustee, received 969 votes in his uncontested primary. Davidson said she wouldn’t change her strategy for the August 7th general election but plans to continuing meeting as many voters as possible. “I’ve enjoyed visiting with citizens of the county,” she said. Other results Democratic Primary: County Mayor – Tom “Spoon” Witherspoon (incumbent) 1,395 Juvenile Court Judge – Robert W. (Bob) Newell (incumbent) 966 Circuit Court Clerk – Janice Jones (incumbent does not run in Civil Districts 1-4, 18 and 20) 1,080 County Clerk – Joyce Brooks-Brown (incumbent) 1,481 Register of Deeds – Hilda T. Patterson (incumbent) 1,566 Republican Primary: County Mayor – Allen Barker 891

August election Bailey and her staff at the Election Commission were ready to lock the Courthouse doors around 8:30 last Tuesday night. “I was tickled,” she said. The August election could be a long night at the commission. “The August ballot will be so huge,” Bailey said. “It could take the precincts longer to report, but it shouldn’t be that bad.” County mayor, sheriff, trustee, and juvenile court judge will all be named in the general election. In the mayor’s race, Witherspoon and Barker, winners of the primaries, face Independent candidates Steve Hilton and Hollis Skinner. Three men will vie for the sheriff’s position: Arnold, Wright, and Thomas. Davidson and Renfroe face off in the Trustee’s race. Mark Johnson, an Independent candidate, takes on Newell in the juvenile court judge contest. Incumbent George Ellis is seeking re-election as chancellor of the 28th District; his opponent is Harold Gunn. Tom Crider is running unopposed as Public Defender of the 28th District. Mark Agee is running unopposed as Circuit Court Judge for the 28th District, and Garry

Brown is running unopposed for District Attorney General of the 28th District. Also up for grabs in August: positions on the Bradford Special School District, Gibson County Special School District, and Kenton Special School District boards; Milan City Judge; Trenton City Judge; and Trenton City Court Clerk. Incumbents Mark Hampton and Dr. Kelvin Moore have qualified for two positions with the Bradford school board. Incumbent Greg Morris faces Tom Lannon for one position on the Gibson County school board, and Richard Skiles is

organizations have opportunities for our students to go to district, regional and state competitions, and there are scholarships to be won,” he said. “It’s a very good thing for our students to be involved in CTSOs.” New gym floor – Steve Maloan, Medina Middle School principal, asked the board for approval to spent money the school earned from the Blue Suede Invitational basketball tournament to replace the gym floor at MMS. Maloan said the floor currently has about 15 years of wax, and the colors have faded. “The orange doesn’t look orange anymore, and the blue sure doesn’t look blue,” he said. The board approved spending $12,073 to have Praters Flooring in Chattanooga install a new maple floor and put the

FCCLA WINNERS – FCLA winners (from left) Ainsley Kelso, Tia Carter, and Maddy Jones recently won gold medals and first place at the FCCLA State STAR Events in Promote and Publicize FCCLA. The students used the theme “Donut Go Another Day Without FCCLA. They are members of the South Gibson County High School FCCLA chapter.

GENTLEMEN’S RACE – Rodney Wright (left), Republican candidate for Sheriff, defeated Jay Morris in last week’s primary. Wright and Morris shook hands at the Gibson County Courthouse after the final results were reported. Wright described their campaigns as a “gentlemen’s race.”

Dyer board approves various repairs The City of Dyer Board of Mayor and Alderpersons met in regular session, Monday, April 28, 2014. Those present were Mayor Chris Younger, Alderpersons Judy Baker, Richard Reed, Belinda Oliver, Bitsy Gilliland, Joe Gathings, Michael Barron. Alderman Robert Johnson and Alderperson Marilyn Williamson were not present. The City Attorney was also absent. Sherry Norville addressed the board requesting permission to close Front Street between College and Broad Streets on May

GC school district honors from page 1 gave to the board, was called “Donut Go Another Day Without FCCLA.” In their presentation, the students explained how they used their theme to grow their FCCLA chapter. “Their speech was graded on a very high level rubric,” said April Martin, SGC Family and Consumer Science teacher and FCCLA adviser. “I’m so proud of them. Our FCCLA program exceeded our goals this year.” David Brewer, CareerTechnical Education (CTE) Director for the school district, explained that CTE courses have accompanying Career-Technical Student Organizations (CTSO). The Gibson County district currently has SkillsUSA, FFA, FCCLA, HOSA, and FBLA at one or both of its high schools. “All of these student

on the ballot for one position on the Kenton Special School District. Another position for the Kenton district is on the Obion County ballot. Judge Collins Bonds is unopposed in his re-election bid as Milan City Judge. No candidates qualified for the Trenton City Judge position. Brenda Ward is running unopposed for the City Court Clerk position in Trenton. August 7 is also the State Primary Election. Early voting begins July 18 and ends August 2. Deadline to register to vote in the August election is July 8.

school on a maintenance plan to clean and wax the floor annually for the next five years. “This is exciting for us,” Maloan said. “We had no idea what kind of funds we would generate from [the tournament]. We’re trying to be proactive with our funds and use them wisely.” The Blue Suede Invitational is a middle school boys’ and girls’ basketball tournament held at MMS and SGCHS in February. The schools have hosted the tournament two years in a row. Bids accepted – The board voted to accept a $51,870 bid from Bruce Hayes Telecommunications for new phone systems at GCHS, Dyer, Rutherford, Springhill, and Yorkville. GCHS will get a new voice server, a new voice mail server, and 107 new phones. Dyer will get a new voice server and 45 new phones. Rutherford will get a new voice server and 37 new phones. Springhill will get a new voice server and 21 new phones, and Yorkville will get a new voice server and 21 new phones. The board also accepted a $21,076 bid from Sam’s Club for Georgia Pacific paper. Cost is $23.95 per case for 880 cases; that’s 40 more cases than the district ordered for the current school year. New hires – Pruett presented a list of newly hired teachers. Crystal Pinson has been hired to teach fourth grade at Medina Middle; Anna Barnes, third grade at MMS; Jaclyn Harding, Spanish at SGCHS; and Hillary Watson, Chemistry at SGCHS.




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17, 2014 for a fundraiser hosted by the staff of Dyer Nursing Home to support Kenny Peevyhouse. An alternate/rain date would be June 7, 2014. Gilliland made a motion to permit the fundraiser and the motion was approved. Mayor Younger stated that further testing was necessary to produce Class B biosolids for distribution. The cost of testing will be approximately $566.80. This testing is also part of regular sludge testing. A motion was made by Gathings to authorize $566.80 for sludge/biosolids testing. Younger opened bids for the Police Department renovation. One bid was received from Kris Johnson Construction in the amount of $17,488.44. No other bids were received. A motion was made by Gilliland to accept all bids. The motion was approved. In Department Reports, Street Superintendent Steven Tucker reported to the board that when repairing a leak behind Dyer Grain, a 2-inch unmetered line was discovered. The cost of the meter is $687.43, the installation kit is $213.11, and due to

its location, a heavy duty box will be required at a cost of $135. The estimated total cost is $1,035.54; an additional $100 should be estimated for shipping. Mayor Younger asked if the city would be reimbursed for the cost of the meter; the City Recorder stated customers are billed for the cost of the materials and labor to install new meters. Gilliland made a motion to purchase a new water meter and materials for the unmetered water line at Dyer Grain at a cost not to exceed $1,135.54. The motion was approved. Tucker also reported that an air tank on the International dump truck is leaking air. The tank needs to be replaced; the approximate cost is $562 and it may be six weeks before the tank arrives. Barron questioned whether investing more money in the truck was wise. Baker asked if the truck was running, other than the tank. Tucker said that the truck was running fine, but wasn’t being used due to safety concerns with the brakes until the air tank was replaced. Baker made a to authorize the purchase of

the replacement air tank for $562. The motion was approved. Tucker advised that the cost of a replacement 15-inch culvert for the area at the intersection of Parkview and North Poplar would be $313. A motion was made by Gilliland to authorize the purchase of a 15-inch culvert for $313. The motion was approved. In Committee Reports Public Safety Committee Chair Baker stated that Chief Roger Worrell has asked to purchase 28 sections of hose for $2,400. This is included in the budget. Bakermade a motion to purchase 28 sections of fire hose for $2,400. The motion was approved. Health Committee Chair Oliver said she will schedule a meeting with the City Recorder about some new tactics and procedures for dealing with overgrown and slum properties he learned about at recent housing seminar. Gilliland said she’d received a complaint about 183 Broad Street; the shed is continuing to fall in and an odor from the shed is bothering one of the neighbors. see page 12

IT’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST BUSINESSESS IN GIBSON COUNTY Just How Big A Business is the Gibson County Jail Average Daily Population ……………………… 221 Average Male Inmate Age ………………………… 35 Average Female Inmate Age …………………… 36 Average Number on Medication ……………… 95 Inmate Meals Served Yearly …………… 241,995 Intakes in 2013 ………………………………… 3,704 Since the day he took office, Sheriff Chuck Arnold has NEVER failed to meet state certification standards and the Gibson County Jail has been state certified for 7 straight years. Why is that important? Because it saves Gibson County vital tax dollars, protects us from expensive lawsuits and returns over $1,000,000 yearly to the county operating fund. The Gibson County Jail is one of the largest and the most economically run businesses in the county.

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Community Living New Hope News By Shirley Hooper Wednesday evening our minister, Brother Corey Meggs continued the study, ‘How can we as a church minister to the community?’ We talked of understanding the purpose of our church. Scripture Ephesians 2:8-10 tells us how we are saved. Ephesians 4:11-13 tells us why. Sunday morning our Ministers of Students, Patrick and Scarlett Spencer recognized all the graduates, giving them Bibles and verses o help through problems they face in life. We enjoyed the pictures of each graduate. For Mother’s Day each Mom was given a lovely American Beauty Rose. The Mother’s Day offering as always went to the Baptist Children’s Home. For special music, Jerrad Mallard sang ‘Almost Morning.’ Brother Corey continued our study, ‘Stay in step with Holy Spirit’ preaching on ‘Celebrate

your spiritual birthday’ from II Corinthians 1:21 where God set His seal of ownership on us. He put His Signature in our hearts. His Holy Spirit is a deposit of the life to come, a guarantee. Sunday evening Brother Corey spoke on ‘Sharing God’s love’ from II Corinthians 2:1-11. Paul tells of a situation in the church. We cannot accept the sinful life. Sometimes those who love us must hurt us to keep us from hurting ourselves. Love heals hurts. We must forgive the sinner who respects for that person’s own sake, for the Lord’s sake. Dealing with problems is never easy. Next Sunday morning will be a church wide prayer breakfast at 8:30 am. A special called business meeting will be held during the morning worship. One act of kindness may teach more about the love of God than many sermons.

Kenton News By Cindy Lamar Luke and Cynthia Lamar hosted a birthday party in their home last Saturday for their daughter Addyson who is now 7 years old. Several family members and friends attended the party. She received several gifts before enjoying cake and ice cream with her guests. Happy Birthday Addyson. Amanda McAlister participated in the Anna Lambert 5K in Alamo last Saturday. She posted her best time yet, shaving off over 3 minutes from her time. Congratulations Amanda on a job well done. Plans are being finalized for the Kenton School Reunion which is scheduled for Saturday May 24. You

won’t want to miss this event if you ever attended school in Kenton. There are only a few “loose ends” left to tie up before the final OK is given for a new Dollar General Store to be built here in Kenton. The exciting news was revealed at the monthly city meeting last week. Food for Thought: Give someone a smile today, to help them along their way. Let the world see in you, Christ alive in all you do. Prayer List: Jolene Keymon, Freddie Simmons, Joyce Rice, Henry Herane, Jackie Hatch, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, Bobby and Carol Primrose, and Clint McLodge.

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Bethpage News By Joyce Brown Happy Mother’s Day everybody. I know it will be a memory by the time you read this, but everyday should be used to honor our mothers for all they do to make life better for their families. We had a busy Sunday at Bethpage. Roger had a birthday last week so we sang to him when he paid up. Our high school seniors were called to the front to be recognized and presented with a new personalized Bible. From our church we have Logan Stephens, Logan Cochran and Allison Lewis. We want to congratulate them as well as Mary Beth Chandler and Carter McMackin from our community. We claim them as well. All the students have worked hard to be graduate and are to be commended for this accomplishment. Tina and Janice played ‘My Tribute’ during quiet time and call to worship was ‘Majesty.’ We had a lot of visitors in our service to worship with their moms and enjoyed them. All the moms in attendance were presented long stemmed red roses. Deitra and Tori Lewis sang a beautiful duet ‘In Christ Alone’ for our special. There is just nothing like family harmony. Bro. Jeff preached a message from 1 Samuel 2:1-10 and twelve additional references titled ‘Hannah, A Portrait of Godliness.’ It was a complex and interesting sermon but

I noted three things he mentioned that Hannah did: she prayed, she rejoiced, and she knew the real character of God. All mothers would do well to live like she did to lead their children to follow the Lord in righteousness. Our morning offering will go to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes. We are also filling baby bottles with change to benefit Birth Choice. If you did not pick up a bottle you still have time. We will not turn them in until Father’s day. Don’t forget, we will be having church at Reelfoot Lake next Sunday. We will meet at the Round House Park around 10:30. There will be singing and preaching and of course eating. Meat, bread and drinks will be provided. Just bring side dishes and dessert and yard chairs and be ready to enjoy a wonderful day of church in the outdoors. The meat is hamburgers and hot dogs. Cole Lannom has not been able to wipe the grin off his face after hitting an over the fence homerun this weekend in a tournament game. He is a very good little athlete. Congratulation CoBob. Quote from Rev Billy Graham: Our faith becomes stronger as we express it; a growing faith is a sharing faith. Ask God to help you be a witness, by the life you live and the words you speak.

North Union Chad Murray opened Sunday School asking for prayer requests. Many were given and one person praised our young folks for speaking out many requests. It was reported everyone enjoyed the fun day last Sunday. Christian Marks was in charge of our children’s sermon. With a catalog called Tom’s Shoes she told of how when a purchase of a pair of shoes was made a free pair was given to someone in need. The same with sunglasses purchase, and with a purchase of their coffee water was given to a needy village. She asked is this making a difference in the world if not done in God’s name? She read from 1Cor. 3: 11-14. If we don’t have a meaningful relationship with God things we do don’t mean a thing. For our Mother’s Day celebration 3 potted flower arrangements were given and 3 mothers Julia, Edna R., and Sandra drew these. All our ladies received a really nice hand pump flashlight.

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Bro. Chris brought a great sermon and gave much praise to our women and mothers. Title of his sermon was “Mothers Making Top Choices” The impossible accomplished with God. His text Exodus 2: 1-9, Exodus 1: 9, 16, and 22. Also Exodus 6:20. How Jochebed, mother of Moses, did the unthinkable. She had good reason with a greater trust in God than fear from Pharaoh. What mother has not worried about the future of her child or children? The greatest women always trust God even when it is not easy. In closing many shared stories that blessed our heart and glorified God. Was a special day of recognizing. Happy Birthday wishes were sung to Kenny Harris Next Sunday our Pot luck luncheon for our graduates after morning service. On May 24 the church has been invited to a wedding celebration at the Whitley Barn for Lauren Whitley Hester and Dylan Hester.

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Keely Mill By Diane Hamlin Happy Mothers Day and thank you Mom. Our Sunday school hour began with everyone standing and singing the hymn ‘Jesus Loves Me.’ Bro. John Fields opened us in prayer. We dismissed to our classes. Christy Skelton opened the adult class in prayer before teaching us our lesson ‘Treasure Mothers’ from Proverbs 31:10-31. Other traits may characterize a godly woman but her walk with the Lord matters the most. Diane Hamlin closed us in prayer. Our Mothers Day services began with Elaine Fields playing the piano and Mike Fields and the church choir leading us in our offertory hymn ‘He Keeps Me Singing.’ Stephen Fields opened services in prayer. Happy birthday wishes were sung to Christy Skelton and Eli Piggott. It was a joy to be in the Lords house on Mothers Day as Bro. Steve asked all who were mothers to join at the front of the church. Bro. John Fields led in prayer over all the women. Andrea Hunley read us a poem about mothers. We all received book markers and pens. Tonya Fields spoke kinds words about Jennifer Fields and then presented

her with a card and pretty picture. For our praise time every one was asked to share something precious about their mother. We all wished each other a happy Mothers Day during our time of meet and greet. We thank the Lord for all our visitors. Bro. Steve led in prayer over our services. We then welcomed and prayed over four day old Lily Grace and her mother Misty. The church choir led the congregation in the hymns ‘O How I Love Jesus’ and ‘Higher Ground.’ Krisha White blessed us with our special music as she sang ‘Wayfaring Stranger.’ Children’s church was dismissed to Jennifer Fields. Bro. Steve delivered our morning message ‘Faithful Mothers’ from Exodus 2:1-5. Stephen Fields dismissed services in prayer as the hymn ‘Just As I Am’ was sung. Warm hugs and words of encouragement were shared as we welcomed our newest members Crislan Gammons, Chloe Gammons and Eli Piggott to the church family. The Keely Mill church family sends their love and sympathy to the family of Ms. June Samples.

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Golden Agers Fourteen Golden Agers met in the FLC of Dyer FBC May 7, 2014 for a morning blessed with Christian fellowship, praise on song, and a word of encouragement from God’s Word. Dyer FBC interim minister of music, Bill Webb led the group in singing ‘Higher Ground’ and ‘More About Jesus’ with Anne Thompson’s piano accompaniment. Anthony Warren began our prayer time and he requested prayer for his

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wife, Teresa, who will have surgery this week. Prayers were also uplifted for Diane Richardson, who is recovering from surgery, and for Kenny Peevyhouse, for whom a benefit, catfish supper is scheduled for 5 p.m. May 17, behind Dyer First United Methodist Church. We also prayed for the families of Eddie Bone and Nadean East. For the morning’s devotional, Gary Baker brought thoughts from Dr. Jeremiah about the care of

the Lord and our caring of each other He utilized the scripture of Jeremiah 32: 26-27, in which the Lord declared ‘I am Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?’ In Psalm 145: 19, God promised to hear our cry and save us. In James’ instruction in 5:16, he encouraged Christians to pray for each other. Lastly were the beautiful thoughts of I Peter 5:7, ‘Cast all you anxiety on him because he cares for you.’

GCSSD board discusses from page 1 has improved its math scores by 20 percent but improved reading by less than 10 percent. “I believe that our teachers are doing the absolute best that they can,” he said. “We just need to find some support for them so we can help them find some strategies.” Supervisors Deloris Wilson, Michelle Goad, Dr. Jared Myracle, and Renee Childs explained the benefits of literacy coaches and the district’s plan for using the three positions. Wilson said literacy coaches offer teachers “imbedded professional development” because they work alongside classroom teachers to help students who need remediation in reading. District leaders want to assign the coaches to grade bands divided Pre-K through fourth grade, fifth through eighth, and ninth through 12th. They said the data backs up the need for literacy coaches. “We talk all the time to our kids, and our teachers do a great job of reinforcing that our expectation at the high school level is that we prepare every student for the college journey of their choice or the career of their choice. Failure to achieve an adequate literacy level is the No. 1 barrier that’s preventing our students from doing that. We have great TCAP and End of Course scores. Sometimes I think we forget about the barriers that [students] overcome to achieve those scores. We have a significant number of low income families in our school district, and all the research you look at would say that those children are overcoming such obstacles to be able to even come close to reading on grade level.” Myracle said that only 34 percent of students in the district’s Class of 2014 met the reading benchmark on the ACT. “That’s 163 faces that research says will only have a 17 percent chance of graduating college because we haven’t adequately raised their reading levels,” he said. School board members raised concerns about funding the positions, job requirements, spreading the coaches too thin, adding the positions at the cost of losing other positions, and the timing of the request. Eddie Watkins asked why the district sent five non-rehire letters because of a drop in enrollment but could still add three literacy coaches. “I’m not totally against this,” he said. “I know it sounds like I am, but it’s going to be hard for me to vote for this until I hear the numbers on teachers who aren’t returning next year.” Later in the discussion, Watkins said that someone told him outside of the board meeting that the only way to save the jobs of those teachers who weren’t rehired would be to hire the literacy coaches. Watkins did not name the person who made the statement but said he felt strong-armed. Pruett and the supervisors said that three of the four top candidates for the new positions are currently Southern Thunder Jamboree 1997 S. 45W Bypass,Trenton Family Entertainment Admission: $5 • Kids under 12 Free Live Music • Large Dance Floor Southern Thunder Band Larry Frye 7 to 10 p.m. Friday Nights Opening Friday, May 23

employed in the district. If a teacher already working in the system is hired to be a literacy coach, that would open a teaching position that could be filled by a teacher not rehired because of low numbers in his/her school or subject area. None of the administrators guaranteed that the literacy coaches would be hired in-house and said they are not finished interviewing candidates. After well over an hour of discussion, the board voted 4-2 with one abstention to hire three literacy coaches. Charles Scott, Steven Tate, Benny Boals, and Dana Welch voted yes; Watkins and Treva Maitland voted no, and Morris abstained. Terry Cunningham, the district’s chief financial officer, said one of the positions would be funded with federal money. All three positions will receive teacher salary but will be hired on 11-month contracts. “I’m a hard person to sell on adding positions,” he said. “I would not support this if we could not handle this.” At the board’s March and April meetings, Gibson County High School football boosters addressed the board about the dwindling number of assistant football coaches. In April, the board approved making the In-School Suspension (ISS) position at GCHS a certified teaching position to give Pruett flexibility to hire an assistant coach to help head coach Morgan Cruce get through spring football. The ISS teacher hired, Jonathan Able, will keep the position and assist with football during the next school year as well. Several boosters were present last Thursday. Bret London said some of the GCHS Quarterback Club members had met with Pruett and GCHS principal Jim Hughes and talked about cross-leveling positions to help Cruce find assistant coaches. “We’re dead serious about this,” London said. “We’re wanting to move forward with these positions. When you guys don’t get in the personnel said, it forces us as parents to get in the personnel said.” The board revisited the issue, and Welch suggested developing a policy to prevent future staffing problems. “I think as a board we’ve been way involved in this process, and we shouldn’t have to be,” she said. “The way that we need to insure that it doesn’t happen again is by establishing a policy that we can hold Mr. Pruett and the

administration accountable to manage.” Morris said he would reach out to the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) for similar policies. Pruett said he has never seen a policy regarding staffing, but there could be procedures available for the board to review and adopt. Watkins said there are additional football needs at the middle school level on the north end of the county because Junior Pioneers head coach Stephen Powell is currently serving National Guard duty and will not return until one week prior to the team’s first game in August. “I don’t know if we’re prepared,” Maitland added. “I need to say that it doesn’t look like we’re prepared to coach our students.” Pruett’s response was direct. “If you all don’t think that that’s being handled appropriately, I don’t need to be in this seat,” he said. Baseball at GCHS has been another concern, but Pruett said that Chad Jackson, the district’s Transportation and Attendance Supervisor who has led the Pioneers to a district runner-up title and the region tournament this season, is willing to coach again next year.

WOW PRESENTS FLAG TO PARK - The Rutherford Woodmen of the World Chapter #153 presented the Rutherford Jones Volunteer Park with a 8x12 American flag to be flown over the park as part of the ceremony celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the construction of the park. Those participating in the presentation were (from left) Eddie Watkins – park committee member, Larry Belew – WOW chapter #153 vice president, Eddie bell – park chairman, Nathan Smith – WOW Chapter #153 president, Lela Belle Baier – park committee member, Jana Watkins – WOW #153 secretary, Robert H. White – WOW Chapter #153 treasurer, and Larry Davidson – Rutherford mayor. ’The park is a very valuable asset to our community and our Rutherford Woodmen chapter is very supportive of the park and all activities held there,’ commented President Smith.

Community Calendars GRIER’S CHAPEL COOKOUT Come to our community fun day cookout Saturday, May 17th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream, music, singing , activities for kids. Grier’s Chapel United Methodist church 31 Grier’s Chapel Road. 3 miles South of Dyer. Bring your lawn chair for the outside fun if it’s a rainy day it will be inside. YMCA SUMMER FUN CAMP NW Gibson Co. YMCA will have Summer Fun Camp Parent Orientation on Thursday May 22nd from 6-8 pm. Register for drawing. 110 YMCA Drive, Trenton, TN 38382. WE HAVE A STATE WINNER Saige Jackson,4th grader, at First Baptist Church of Trenton participated in the State Bible Drill in Martin, TN April 26th and passed state level for memorization of 25 verses, Bible books within 10 second response time for each of 24 calls. Congratulations, Saige! We are very proud of your ability to recite these verses and Bible books! Saige is a resident of Humboldt and attends Kenton Elementary School. She is the daughter of Chad and Julie Jackson. Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”

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THANK YOU I would like to sincerely thank you for “Making the Wright Choice” in the May 6th Republican Primary. I also ask you to please exercise your right to vote by “Making the Wright Choice” in the August 7th General Election. Rodney Wright Paid for by friends to elect Rodney Wright, Tim Fuqua, Treasurer

-THANK YOU SO MUCHI am very grateful and humbled by the many confidence votes I received in the May 6th primary. This is without a doubt the hardest job I have ever loved and with your help and support we will continue to move our beloved Gibson County forward. Thank you, God bless you and God bless Gibson County! -TOM “SPOON” WITHERSPOONGIBSON COUNTY MAYOR Paid for by Friends to Re-elect Tom Witherspoon, Greg Pillow, Treasurer.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE The annual Memorial Day Service at Walnut Grove Cemetery west of Trenton on Highway 104, is set for Sunday, May 25th at 2:30 P.M. The host this year will be Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Everyone in the community and surrounding churches is invited to attend this time of remembrance.

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THANK YOU I sincerely thank all those people who voted and supported me in my run for Gibson County Trustee. Kathi Burriss Paid for by Committee to Elect Kathi Burriss, Trustee, Tony Burriss treasurer

Thank You I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who voted for me in the Democratic Primary. Without your support and votes I would not be where I am today in this election process. I want to thank everyone who has helped in any way with my campaign. Through this journey I have met so many new friends and look forward to meeting many more as I proceed in the General Election in August as Gibson County Trustee. Dana Davidson Paid for by friends to Elect Dana Davidson Gibson County Trustee, Ronnie Davidson, Treasurer.

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THANK YOU I want to express my deepest appreciation to the people of Gibson County for selecting me as your Democratic candidate for Sheriff. I am blessed by the experience and just saying “Thank You” doesn’t seem to be enough, but no other words are appropriate. I’ll never forget that I work for you!! I remain committed to providing our county with the highest level of professional law enforcement service. I want Gibson County to be the best and safest place in America to live and work and raise a family, and I believe it can be. With your help and support we can all be a part of making that happen. May God richly bless and keep you all, Chuck Arnold Paid for by the Committee to Re-Elect Chuck Arnold, Josephine Jackson Treasurer

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VIRDIE L. CHANDLER Trenton - Funeral services for Mrs. Virdie L. Chandler, 91, were Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Union Church Cemetery. Mrs. Chandler was a retired factory worker for the pajama factory, Kellwood Co., and Brown Shoe Co. She was a member of the Union Methodist Church. She loved to cook, shop, sing and play music. Mrs. Chandler passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Dyer Nursing Home. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Nell Johnson and husband Bill of Trenton, TN, and Eva Davis Garner of Trenton; a sister, Leota Cook of Tifton, GA; six grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leaburn F. Chandler; three sisters, Olean Flippo, Winnie Parr, and Willa Mae Bell; and a brother, Lennis Franks.


Dyer - Mrs. Vonda June Samples, 80, of Dyer, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Funeral service were held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Dyer, with Bro Steve Skelton officiating. Burial was in Yorkville Cemetery. Mrs. Samples was born June 10, 1933 to the late Nildo and Loney French Glisson; she was a retired employee of the Kellwood Company, and member of the Keely Mill Baptist Church. Mrs. Samples was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William Earl Samples. Mrs. Samples is survived by one daughter, Linda Criswell, two sons Kenneth Samples and Michael Samples, ten grandchildren, twenty two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Shirley King, Joyce Crick, one brother, Billy Glisson. She was preceded in death by daughter, Marilyn Faye Samples; brother, Alan Glisson, and sister, Betty Williams. Karnes and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Vonda June Samples.

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Greetings from the Lowrance Chapel church of Christ. We ask that you continue to remember in your prayers: Max Betts, Jean Harris, and Carlene Meadows. We also would like to invite you to the cooperative meeting between the Kenton churches of Christ starting Sunday, May 18th, 2014. If you have any questions or comments on the articles or a question in general about the Bible, please contact me at brandon.clenney@gmail. com. In 1986, Bob Brenley was playing third base for the San Francisco Giants. In the fourth inning of a game against the Atlanta Braves, Brenley made an error on a routine ground ball. Four batters later he kicked away another grounder. And then while he was scrambling after the ball, he threw wildly past home plate, trying to get the runner there. Two errors on the same play. A few minutes later he muffed yet another play to become the first player in the twentieth century to make four errors in one inning. Now, those of us who have made very public errors in one situation or

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DJC celebrates 50 years of The Beatles: A Magical Musical Tour Our exciting spring 2014 concert will be truly historic in two ways. It will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’ It will also mark the first time in our 16-year history that we have devoted an entire concert to one musical group. It’s going to be that big and fun! Whether you’ve been a big fan of The Beatles since that historic night on Feb. 9, 1964, when Ed Sullivan welcomed everyone to the ‘really big show!’ or if you are a new fan, our show will provide plenty of wonderful music, fun and surprises for all ages. Our ‘Magical Musical Tour’ will be just what the name implies. We will perform full songs or medleys involving at least 30 Beatles tunes from every phase of their career, ranging from the early love

songs ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ and ‘Yesterday’ to the ground-breaking Sgt. Pepper album ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ and ‘When I’m 64’ and their final album ‘Let It Be’ and ‘The Long And Winding Road.’ And if you love our trademark a cappella harmonies, no worries. Some tunes in the vast Beatles catalog have been arranged into wonderfully intricate, inspiring harmonies. We’ll be doing several of those. Our ‘Magical Musical Tour’ theme mixes our ‘magic’ tagline with one of the Beatles’ albums, ‘Magical Mystery Tour,’ which was released in 1967. We’ll perform three of the cuts on that double album, ‘Penny Lane,’ ‘Hello, Goodbye’ and ‘All You Need Is Love.’ So, whether you’re a

novice Beatles fan or have loved the Fab Four since they debuted 50 years ago in the U.S., this is a historic/fun DJC concert that you won’t want to miss. Bring your entire family. There will be something for everyone! Join DJC at Humboldt this Saturday night at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at the Humboldt Medical Center community room with a reception following. Tickets are $15 and available prior to be event at First State Bank, First State Insurance and the Humboldt Public Library. Tickets will also be available at the door. All proceeds benefit the Humboldt Public Library. For more information regarding The David Johnson Chorus, visit their website, www.davidjohnsonchorus. com or follow on Facebook. Their general manager, Gail Dyer, can be reached at 731514-0167.

GCVAA AWARD WINNERS - Winners were announced at the reception for the Gibson County Visual Arts Association’s National Exhibition Sunday, May 4. Honorable Mention awards of $100 each went to: Christine Alfrey from Lac Du Flambeau, WI for ‘Red Sumac in the Backyard,’ Ann Cobb Beach from Germantown, TN for ‘Size Matters,’ Tim Hacker from Bartlett, TN. for ‘San Juan Rainbow,’ Tricia Kaman from Chagrin Falls, Ohio for ‘Color Study with Tropical Flower,’ Yuri Ozaki from Huntsville, Alabama for ‘Softly Falling,’ and Tuva Stephens from McKenzie, TN for ‘Gentle Giant.’ The Third Place award of $200 went to Charlotte Huntley from Lafayette, CA, Second Place award of $300 went to Sandra Carpenter of Corinth, MS for ‘Cafe Du Monde Waiters,’ First Place award of $400 went to John E. James from Arlington, Texas for ‘Love Totem,’ and Best of Show award of $500 went to Bill Bailey from Oakland, TN. Special attention was given to the People’s Choice Award, as Dr. Tom Foster donated $100 for the award. Donna Asquith from York, ME will be sent her award for ‘Casa Andina Cuzco’ that was voted the people’s choice. Mayor Tony Burriss presented the key to the city to Mark Mehaffey, juror for the exhibit. The reception was well attended. Royce Harris, president of GCVAA, said, ‘This is our largest attendance ever. Each year our exhibit continues to draw artists from all over the United States. This may be our best exhibit ever.’ Mark will teach the watercolor workshop that is taking place this week at the National Guard Armory in Milan. Twenty four artists from throughout Tennessee as well as one participant from Michigan, and two from Mississippi will be enjoying Mark’s lectures as well as instruction in new techniques May 5-9.

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DJC AND THE BEATLES - Some of The David Johnson Chorus members posed with cardboard cut out of members of The Beatles. They are (left to right) Charlotte Halford, Gail Dyer, and Lisa Smithey. Come join them in Humboldt on Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. to enojy the sounds of The Beatles.

DYER IDOL WINNERS - Dyer School held their Annual Dyer Idol contest on May 2nd. The TCAP tests were over but a different kind of anxiety was felt by 13 Dyer School students who participated. Performances included six solo singing acts, one solo dancer, one dancing group, and a trio of singers. A panel of college students had the difficult task of deciding the winners. While the judges were making their decisions, the student audience was treated to performances by two of their teachers, Ms. Duke, and Ms. Roberts. The student body showed their shock and appreciation at their teachers’ enormous talent. Students whispered to each other, ‘I didn’t know she could sing that good!’ After their performance, the winners were announced. First place was Sarah Watson who sang ‘1,000 Years,’ second place was Sunny Green who sang ‘22,’ and third place was Tori Sims who sang ‘Let It Go.’ The support shown by the audience for their peers was overwhelming with students standing, singing, clapping, and cheering.The participants showed tremendous bravery performing in front of their schoolmates. Kudos to those brave enough to try. Winners are (from left) Sunny Green, Sarah Watson, and Tori Sims. (by Jennifer McCaig Cox)

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The Moore’s Chapel/ Concord FCE Club met Monday night, April 21, at the Moore’s Chapel Community Center. Eleven members attended with President Sandra Newman presiding. She welcomed everyone and thanked hostesses Joyce Brown and Joyce Chester for the decorations and refreshments. Teresa McConnell read from a daily devotional called ‘In Touch.’ It was on kindness and admirable qualities with love being the best quality one could have. She then led in prayer. Janice Gibson led in singing ‘Oh What a Beautiful Morning.’ Roll call was answered with the question ‘Do you use coupons for shopping?’ Surprisingly 100% of the ladies do use coupons. Newman gave the treasurer’s report and read the poem ‘April’s Charms.’ The main demonstration was given by Ruth Ethridge. She displayed several common household foods and products, asking if anyone knew what they all had in common. After incorrect guesses, she explained they could be used in home remedies. Colgate toothpaste makes Jesus is Coming Soon

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an excellent salve for burns; chewing on Altoids would clear up a stuffed nose; Alka Seltzer can cure urinary tract infections by dissolving two tablets in a glass of water and drinking it at the onset of symptoms; and that Quaker Oats would soothe arthritis pain. Mix mixing two cups of the oats and one cup of water in a bowl, warm the mixture in the microwave one minute, and then put it on hands. Old Business: Newman reported that fourteen members and one guest attended the Spring Rally. She also told that 550 books were read by the club. New Business: Upcoming Tap-a-Talents announced were Krisanne Blair with ‘Healthy, Happy Naturally’ on April 28th, making gifts under $15, and May 19th Sandra Newman will show “How to Make a Purse out of Men’s Ties.” Five ties are needed to make a purse and Newman said she had a box of ties and all that would be needed is thread. Personal ties can also be brought.


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Other announcements were of how the county club had agreed that each club would honor ‘The Day of the Family’ on May 15th, with each club sending a card to someone deserving. The front cover will say “Your family is special as can be, so here’s a wish from FCE.’ Darlene Gipe volunteered to make and send a card to a young family she and others knew. She also will be taking the collected items to the Carl Perkins center this quarter. Sandra Newman told that the Community Volunteer Units were due to Jan Burks by May 15th and the Cultural Arts and Dress Revue would be in June. Ruth Ethridge announced the fair theme this year was ‘Blue Ribbon Picks and Fiddlesticks.’ A pretty birdhouse door prize was won by Peggy Bell. After the Club Collect, the meeting adjourned. The next meeting will be May 19 at Regina Burch’s home in Trenton. Members should bring plants for the annual plant swap.

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Sports & Education

GC Pioneers runner-up in District 14-A Tournament BY LORI CATHEY Thursday night Gibson County Pioneers traveled to Union City to face Trenton Peabody in the district 14-A championship game. Gibson County pitcher Mason Chandler and Trenton pitcher Matthew Pickard each only faced seven batters for the first two innings. In the top of the third inning Andrew Hughes lead-off with a single down the right field line and Addison Davidson with a sacrifice bunt moved Hughes to second base. Tyner Hughes singled and Andrew Hughes advanced to third base. Taylor McKinney reached on a fielder’s choice and Carter McMackin doubled down the left field line to score Tyner Hughes and McKinney to give Gibson County 2 to 0 lead. Trenton scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth off a walk by Matthew Pickard, a single by Ethan Richardson, bunts from Braxton Baugus, Daniel

Hodges and Logan Morris and a triple by Ross Johnson.

In the fifth, Tyner Hughes doubled up the middle but was unable to score. In

the bottom of the inning Trenton scored a run on a triple by Pickard and a

single from Richardson to make it 5 to 2 Trenton. Trenton added four runs in

DISTRICT 14-A BASEBALL TOURNAMENT RUNNER-UP - Members of the Gibson County Pioneers, runner-up in the District 14-A Baseball Tournament, are (left to right - front row) Dakota Nee, Josh London, Caleb Branson, Connor Reeves, Travis Watkins, Colton McMackin, (middle row) Coach Chad Jackson, Mason Chandler, Riley Sweatt, Taylor McKinney, Carter McMackin, Addison Davidson, Andrew Hughes, Grant Jones, Nick Wylie, Tyner Hughes, (back row) Jonny Lownsdale, Ryan Carter, Mac Hicks, Garrett Kent, Jackson Cantrell and Cody Reynolds. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

DISTRICT ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM - GC Pioneers named to the District 14-A Baseball All-Tournament Team were (left to right) Taylor McKinney senior outfielder, Carter McMackin senior catcher, Mac Hicks, a freshman pitcher who pitched 7 strong innings only giving up only 4 hits, had 6 strikeouts and allowed no runs in the 1-0 win over Halls and Andrew Hughes senior outfielder who led the team in hitting with a .429 batting aveage with 6 putouts. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

CREWS ALL-TOURAMENT TEAM - Gibson County Lady Pioneer Lynsey Crews was named to the 14-A All Tourament Softball Team this past week. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GCHS BASEBALL TEAM MEMBERS NAMED TO ALL DISTRICT - Gibson County Pioneers named to the 14-A All-District Baseball Team were senior pitcher Addison Davidson with 6 wins and only one loss for the season, senior outfielder Taylor McKinney who led the team with a .444 batting aveage and senior catcher Carter McMackin who had a fielding percentage of .980 with 115 total putouts and 32 assists. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

WYLIE DELIVERS - GC pitcher #3 Nick Wylie delivers a pitch to a Union City hitter during Monday’s game. Wylie pitched a complete game for the win. He had 5 strikeouts, gave up 9 hits and only walked 2. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

OUT - Gibson County starting pitcher Addison Davidson fires a third strike for an out. Davidson was the winning pitcher against South Fulton. He allowed no hits, no earned runs, only 2 walks with 2 strikeouts. (Photo by Lori Cathey)


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the bottom of the sixth off a single down the right field line by Johnson followed by back-to-back singles from Kendrick Malone and Pickard for a 9 to 2 Trenton win. Hitting for the Pioneers were Tyner Hughes 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and scored a run, Carter McMackin 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs, Andrew Hughes was 1 for 1 and Mac Hicks was 1 for 3. The Gibson County Pioneer Tournament Co-Players of the Week are Mac Hicks and Tyner Hughes. Hicks from the mound, pitched seven strong innings only giving up 4 hits, a walk, allowed no runs and struck out 6 batters for a 1 to 0 win over Halls. Defensively he had a fielding percentage of .908 with 8 total putouts and 6 assists. Hughes offensive went 717 at the plate with a .412 average, scored 3 runs, and had 3 RBIs, with 2 doubles and a stolen base. He also had 2 putouts and 2 assists. See GCHS Scoreboard below sponsored by Jones Telecommunications.

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Pioneers plays six games in seven days BY LORI CATHEY Gibson County Pioneers had to play six games in seven days in the District Tournament. In the third round of the 14-4 District Tournament Gibson County beat Union City 7 to 4. In the top of the second inning Union City scored a run off a single and double to take a 1 to 0 lead. In the bottom of the inning Addison Davidson led off the inning with a single followed by bunt single from Riley Sweatt. Davison advanced to third base on a throwing error and scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Wylie to tie the game at 1 all. In the third, Union City’s Cooper Hart singled and scored on a throwing error to make it 2-1. The Pioneers answered right back with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Taylor McKinney singled to left field and Grant Jones reached on an error. McKinney scored off a single by Mac Hicks to tie the game at 2 all. Jones scored on a fielder’s choice by Davidson and Sweatt tripled to the fence in left-center field to score Hicks and give Gibson County a 4 to 2 lead. In the bottom of the fourth inning Tyner Hughes singled up the middle and Andrew Hughes reached base on a fielding error. McKinney walked to load the bases with no outs. Jones laid down a perfect bunt to score Tyner Hughes and Andrew Hughes scored on an error by the catcher. McKinney scored on a wild pitch to give Gibson County a 7 to 2 lead. Union City added two more runs in the top of the seventh for a 7 to 4 victory for Gibson County. Nick Wylie pitched a complete game for the win. He had 5 strikeouts, gave up 9 hits

and only walked 2. Riley Sweatt led Gibson County with a triple, a RBI and was 2 for 3 with 7 putouts. Addison Davidson and Mac Hicks were 1-3 with a RBI and Taylor McKinney 13 with a walk and 2 runs scored and Andrew Hughes and Tyner Hughes were 1-3. Grant Jones was 1 for 2 with a RBI and a stolen base. On Wednesday the Pioneers took on the South Fulton Red Devils in the semi-final round. South Fulton scored two runs on two singles in the first inning. Gibson County’s Tyner Hughes reached base on an error to start the bottom of the second inning. Nick Wylie walked and Jackson Cantrell was hit by a pitch to load the bases with two outs. Tyner Hughes scored on an error on the second baseman to make it 2-1 South Fulton. South Fulton added a run off two singles to tie the game at 2 all in the top of the third inning. Gibson County added five runs in the bottom of the inning. Addison Davidson reached base due to an error on the short stop. Mac Hicks singled and Davidson scored off a single by Riley Sweatt. Hick scored on a single by Wylie and Cantrell singled to center field to score Sweatt and Wylie. Andrew Hughes singled to right field to score Cantrell and take a 6 to 3 lead. South Fulton scored a run in the top of the fourth to make it 6-4 Gibson County. The Pioneers added two runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth. In the fifth, Davidson was hit by a pitch and Hicks tripled to left field to score Davidson. Tyner Hughes hit a sacrifice fly to the left field to score Hicks for a 10-4 win over South Fulton. The winning pitcher

for Gibson County was Addison Davidson. He allowed no hits, no earned runs, with 2 strikeouts and walked 2. Leading the offense for the Pioneers was Andrew Hughes. He was 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. Addison Davison, Riley Sweatt and Mac Hicks all were 1 for 3 with a RBI. Jackson Cantrell was1 for 1 with 2 walks and 2 RBIs and a run scored. The Pioneers defeated Halls 1 to 0 behind great pitching and defense to advance to the championship game with Trenton Peabody. Neither team scored in the first two innings but in the top of the third Gibson County took a 1 to 0 lead. Andrew Hughes reached first base on a throwing error by the short stop and advanced to second on a pickoff throwing error by the pitcher with one out. Addison Davidson hit into a fielder’s choice to advance Hughes to third base. Andrew Hughes scored on a single to left-center field by younger brother Tyner Hughes to give Gibson County a 1 to 0 lead over Halls. Behind great defense and great pitching Halls was unable to score for the remainder of the game for

Eskew from page 1 team. As a senior, he averaged 10 points, 5 rebounds and a charge per game. He shot 50 percent from the field and led the team with 33 charges. Eskew said, “ This is a dream come true, to be able to play college basketball.” He said he chose Bethel because he is a Christian and wanted to go to a Christian based college and it’s also close to home. “It’s always exciting to have players come to Bethel who are of high character and have great work ethic,” said Bethel Assistant Coach Jonathan Stanley. GCHS Head Coach Justin Lowery said he is very proud and excited for Eskew to play at the college level. “He will continue to improve and he leaves us with a huge hole to fill.” Eskew would like to thank his family for their support and a special thanks to his father. He also would like to thank all of his teammates and coaches for pushing him and helping him to become a better player.

a 1 to 0 victory for Gibson County. Starting pitcher Mac Hicks pitched 7 strong innings only giving up only

4 hits, had 6 strikeouts, walked 1 and allowed no runs for Gibson County. Tyner Hughes led Gibson County. He was 1for 3 with

a RBI. Addison Davidson and Carter McMackin bother were 1 for 3 and Andrew Hughes scored a run.

YERGIN SIGNS SCHOLASHIP – Austin Yergin, signs a scholarship to play for Bethel University men’s golf program. Among those attending the signing were (front row from left) father Barry Yergin, Bethel Head Golf Coach Monte Cunningham, Austin Yergin, mother Carla Yergin, (back row) brother Derek Yergin, grandfather Coy Yergin and aunt Amy Keathley. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Yergin signs with Bethel from page 1 is undecided at this time. Yergin is a four-year member of the Gibson County Pioneers golf team with a 39.5 career scoring average. He was the low medalist five times during 2013 and he appeared in the TSSAA state tournament in 2012. He was the regional tournament medalist in 2012 and qualified for the regional tournament in 2010. He chose Bethel

because he likes how the golf team is building their program and it is also close to home. Yergin said, “Just getting an opportunity to go somewhere after high school to play golf was pretty much what I was looking for. I’m looking forward to this opportunity to improve my game and start a new chapter of golf at a higher level.” Bethel Head Coach Monte Cunningham said, “We are

very fortunate to get him and I feel Austin has great potential.” Gibson County golf coach Drew Gibson said, “Austin is a very talented golfer and I expect him to have a positive impact on the Bethel golf team right away.” Yergin said he wanted to thank his family, coaches and teammates for all their help in reaching this accomplishment.

ESKEW SIGNS WITH BETHEL UNIVERSITY - Witnessing Gibson County High School Pioneer Zach Eskew (front center) sign a scholarship to play basketball with Bethel University are (front from left) father Tyrone Eskew, Zach Eskew, mother Sharon Eskew, (back row) brother Antonio Eskew, Bethel Assistant Coach Jonathan Stanley, GC Head Coach Justin Lowery and grandfather Jackie Burns. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

STRIKE - Freshman starting pitcher Mac Hicks, who pitched the Pioneers to a 1 to 0 victory against Halls Wednesday night, takes the mound for the final out. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

DIVING CATCH - GC shortstop Addison Davidson makes a diving catch and throws to second baseman Grant Jones to complete a double play to end an inning. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

HUGHES RIPS A DOUBLE – Tyner Hughes rips a single to right field during the 14-A District Tournament held in Union City this past week. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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Property Transfers Monte L. Johnson to James T. King, Humboldt William F. Bruce and wife, Dorothy E. Bruce, to Roberta M. Vickers, Milan Waltermary, LLC, to Maria Favela, 13th Civil District Kenneth L. Davis to Donald F. Spratlin, Jr. and wife, Leah Beth Spratlin, Medina Michelle D. Blanton, Attorney-in-Fact for Norma Jane Duvall and Linda Joann Rumage and Vickie Thompson and Julie Brown, to Queena Brown, Humboldt Lamon E. Kilzer to Jeanne Benge, 14th Civil District Billy Joe Reynolds to Jeanne Benge, 14th Civil District Renee’ Vestal, as Executrix of the Estate of James D. McLean, to Jeffrey A. Degner and wife, Angela A. Degner, Bradford Jack Finch and wife, Deborah Finch, to Michael J. Banks, Lee S. Berry, Andrew D. Russell and Allen Brown, 3rd Civil District Stanfill Properties, a Tennessee General Partnership composed of Gary R. Stanfill and wife, Patricia Stanfill, to Peggy Espey, Trenton Guy Richard Clanton to West Tennessee Healthcare, Inc., Trenton Tony Lovern to William Roger Hart and wife, Sheila Hart, Milan Alexander L. Clark and Laquita S. Clark to Eric Holland, Danny Fisher, Troy Brawner and Billy King, Humboldt Brett Gossen and wife, Kathleen A. Gossen, to RFEC Investments, LLC, Milan Steven Matthew Little, a/k/a Stephen Matthew Little, and wife, Jennifer Lynn Little, Benjamin L. Dodd, Trenton Bobby G. Manner, Jr. and

wife, Diane M. Manner to George Rodriguez and wife, Deborah A. Blair-Rodriguez, Milan Ross M. Brown and wife, Alicia R. Brown, to Roselyn Rodriguez, Medina Martha Ann Hale Shaver to Jonathon Tyler Gamble and wife, Emily Ross Gamble, Humboldt Thomas W. Farrow and wife, Peggy J. Farrow, to Jerry Tucker and wife, Tonya Tucker, 12th Civil District Paula E. Wade to Roy Wade and wife, Rosemary Wade 13th CD Corey A. Glisson and wife, Krystal L. Glisson to Brittany Ann McClearen –Medina Timothy J. Suiter and wife, Jessica M. Suitter to Terrell D. Maynard and wife, Jacqueline C. Maynard – Milan Stacey L. Storey, f/k/a Stacey L. Barnett, to Katherine D. Williams – Medina Regions Bank to Marko Murphy – 3rd CD Nathan G. Sellers, Harold L. Sellers, Gerald W. Sellers, Shannon Sellers Barton and Kay Sellers to Peggy Williams – 15th CD Tommy Lynn Hopper to Kent Jenkins – Milan Dan G. Roberts and Karen B. Roberts, by and through attorney-in-fact, Dan G. Roberts, to Darryl Marcle and Colton Marcle – 11th CD Dan G. Roberts and Karen B. Roberts, by and through attorney-in-fact Dan G. Roberts, to Darryl Marcle – 11th CD Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Ben Hager – Trenton Barbara Nelson Jenkins, Vivian Nelson Benefield and Robert Joseph Nelson, II to Jack Finch – Trenton


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Marriages William Mark Talley of Humboldt and Paula Diane Combs Justus of Trenton James Allen Cope of Milan and Brittany Angel Yates of Milan Neil Everett Spangler of Trenton and Sheilah Clare Maguire Peevyhouse of Yorkville Stephen Shane Witherington of Sharon and Kathy Elaine McNabb of Milan Anthony Dewayne Simpson, Jr. of Trenton and Jerica Dawn Smith of Milan Corae Tyerra Walker of Humboldt and Tabithe Lashaun Boykin of Humboldt William Steven Young of Trenton and Tricia Ellen Haltom Tubbs of Trenton Jerry Dewayne Wade of Humboldt and Christine Sue Ball Phillips of Humboldt Timothy Tyler Laron Dial of Greenfield and Stephanie Nikole Lusk of Atwood Michael Patrick Gilley of Milan and Jessica Le Le Sipes of Milan Thomas David Brown of Milan and Maurita Claudette Smith of Milan Glenn Elvin Payne of Humboldt and Lashundra Lavett Holloway of Humboldt Samuel Mark Peden of Trenton and Heather Christine Gage Coffman of Trenton

Justin Cody McNabb of Milan and Jennifer Leigh Parker Tucker of Milan Keith Wilson Hill of Humboldt and Ashley Ann Crocker of Humboldt Jacob Adam Hill of Medina and Whitley Lauren Hart of Medina Patrick Wayne Newman of Trenton and Christina Renee Partlow Burns of Trenton Phillip Anthony Heathcott, II of Milan and Heather Kay Climer of Milan Tonie Lee Brown of Milan and Donna Jo Baker Jones of Atwood Terone Bryon Hawks of Kenton and Susan Renee Taylor of Kenton Rickie Lane Crabtree, Jr. of Milan and Samantha Elizabeth Jackman Reel of Milan ChristopherWilliamTurnbo of Trenton and Margaret Anne Clawson of Trenton Hunter Scott Terry of Milan and Shelby Lynne Smith of Milan Clint Russell Bradley of Clarksville and Shirley Suzette DeMoss of Clarksville Joseph Tyler Walters of Gibson and Brittany Leigh Griffin of Gibson Tory Jack Boston of Milan and Kelly Elaine OConner Knight of Milan Todd David Byrd of Milan and Dee Ann Crocker of Milan

Divorces Adam Joshua Scott vs. Lauren Breeanna Kail Tina Lewis vs. Michael Lewis Mandi Rhea Lawson vs. Mickey James Lawson Joann Hunt Goad vs. Jerry Lee Goad Linda Gayle Roland vs.

Dennis Neil Roland Kimberly Deann Fernino vs. Paul Daniel Fernino Rebecca Gamber vs. Dustin Gamber Edmundo Hidrogo vs. Paige Elizabeth Hidrogo Michael E. Taylor vs. Shawna Taylor

Spacious, Newly Redecorated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home, Hardwood Floors & Carpet, Large Kitchen Plus Dining Area, Central Heat & Air, Large Covered Front Porch, Carport & Workshop. Large Lot with fenced Back Yard, Extra Corner Lot (3 Lots In All) Also located on the property is a large building with 2 half baths that was the former “Wee Be Little Day Care.” This building also has central heat & air and is ready for business use or would make an excellent work shop. Terms: Both buildings and both lots will sell in one tract. Property will sell subject to owner confirmation of bid at 10:00 a.m. Terms are 20 % down with balance within 45 days. Possession at closing. Note: House was built before 1978, so lead paint rules apply.

Call to view property - Do not miss this opportunity to purchase investment property loaded with potential.


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Lounge Chair Rent - $2 per day Phone number during hours of operation - 665-6889 After hours - 643-4071 NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of DON ANTHONY AYERS DOCKET: 21270P

Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of April, 2013, Letters Administration, in respect of the estate of JIMMY MCKEEL, deceased, who died April 22, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1 or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (a) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) Months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (b) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This the 29th day of April, 2014.

Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of April, 2013, Letters Administration, in respect of the estate of DON ANTHONY AYERS, deceased, who died February 4, 2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1 or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (a) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) Months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (b) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This the 29th day of April, 2014.

Signed: Chrystal Steele Administratrix Estate of JIMMY MCKEEL SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM

Signed: Cherrye Thomason Administratrix Estate of DON ANTHONY AYERS SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM

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Home of Ronnie & Tammy Hill 522 Tilghman Street, Kenton, TN in Gibson County Auction held rain or shine.

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Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council’s Head Start and Early Head Start Program is now accepting applications for the following positions: Center Custodian/Food Service Provider (Part-Time) – for the Kenton Head Start located in Kenton, TN. Substitutes –all locations. Please go to our website at www.nwcommunityaction. org – Careers Page to view the available positions and/or to download employment applications. Applications may also be picked up locally at your Head Start/Early Head Start Centers. Or, you may call (731)364-3228 ext. 124 to have an application mailed, faxed, or emailed to you for your convenience. *Submit Complete Applications to: YOU MUST SUBMIT AN ORIGINAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT TO VERIFY ANY RELEVANT COURSEWORK

Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council Head Start/Early Head Start Program 231 South Wilson Street Dresden, TN 38225 Attn: Human Resource Department – Suite 212 REFERENCE: Kenton Head Start– Position of Interest **Applications for these specific positions will be accepted until 05/23/2014. However, this program accepts employment applications on an on-going basis. ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ANY POSITION.

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Page 12 The Tri-City Reporter, Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scenes from the WTN Strawberry Festival parades

The GCHS Marching Pioneers played fan favorite ‘Amazing Grace.’

West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Little Miss Territorial Royalty includes Sayde Wright of Rutherford.

The Dyer Jr. High School Marching Band won third place in Class BB.

The GCHS Marching Pioneers color guard.

The Dyer Jr. High School Alaina Eddlemon won first place drum major.


May 31

The Rutherford Jr. High School Marching Pirates perform for the judges.




The Rutherford Jr. High School Marching Pirates won 2nd place in Class BBB.

Dyer board approves


from page 1 Mayor Younger said he’d received a request from Glynda Albea who lives next to 248 Lee St, a property the city currently owns. Albea is concerned about a large tree that has fallen as well as roots from trees at 248 Lee that are interfering with her sewer line and growing under her house. The roots are also blocking the flow of water in a drainage ditch. Younger said the city could not repair the ditch

until the roots were removed. Baker said Dale Sowell had taken down trees for the city in the past. Younger will gather prices and try to get the problem taken care of. Park Committee Chair Barron informed the board that the surplus playground equipment has not yet been removed, but will be soon. Younger informed the board that the impeller in the wastewater pump at the park had worn out, but was

replaced at a cost of a bit more than $400. There have been no problems since its replacement. Building Committee Chairn Gilliland requested a committee meeting prior to the next board meeting. In New Business, a motion was made by Gilliland to approve PO 7883 to American Development Corporation for $925.80 for water and wastewater chemicals. Motion carried with all ayes.

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