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Dyer Station holds third annual Toy Run

Ty Smithson

Smithson joins First State Ag Services

BY LORI CATHEY The third annual Dyer Station Celebration Toy Run was held Saturday, June 8th beginning at the Presbyterian Church manse in Dyer. This fundraiser is designated to benefit the Dyer Station ‘Giving Tree,’ which provides toys, clothes and other needed items for area children whose families are enduring difficult financial times. Beverly Laughlin, event coordinator, welcomed the riders. Don Morgan led the bikers in prayers before departing on the 85-mile ride. The Gibson County Sheriff’s Department volunteered as escorts for the riders for the

entire route. Dyer Police Department assisted within the city limits. Over 40 bike riders were led by Sheriff’s Department Captain Roger Gary over the 85-mile route. At the halfway point, the riders made a pit stop at Jus’ Bike Me in Bradford. Bobby and Mitzi Brooks, owners, gave the riders refreshments and the use of facilities. After returning to Dyer, the Dyer Station Celebration planning committee provided hamburgers, hot dogs and other refreshments to all of the participants. Door prizes were given away along with a 50/50 drawing. The Toy Run ended with the announcement and see page 2

TOY RUN - Ron Morgan led the prayer for the bikers prior to the Toy Run. Beverly Laughlin is the event coordinator.

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First State welcomes Ty Smithson as ag loan officer of the Ag Services Division of First State Bank. Smithson will be serving Kenton and the surrounding communities through the Kenton First State Bank office located at 107 N. Poplar. First State offers banking, lending, and ag services through this office. Smithson will be responsible for providing ag-related loans and financial services to both farmers and ag related businesses. Smithson is a graduate of Greenfield High School and of the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business. Smithson previously worked for Biggs’ Greenhouse in Greenfield, TN. “Ty was an intern with see page 2

MVP Group to expand Union City operations Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with MVP Group International, Inc. officials announced last week the company will expand its current operations at 600 Sherwood Dr. in Union City. The home fragrance company will invest $2 million and create 100 new jobs in Obion County. “I want to thank MVP Group International for investing in Obion County and creating 100 new jobs in Union City,” Haslam said. “Tennessee’s central location is attractive to businesses looking to be strategically located, and today’s announcement supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.” “MVP and our department have prioritized putting a great labor force in Union City via this newly expanded presence in our state,” see page 2

Local man debuts new album

HAPPY FAMILY – Johnny and Christy Kimbro couldn’t be happier to have all three of their children healthy and safely in their arms. Tucker is four, Ty is eight, and Ella is three. Big brother Ty is more watchul than ever of little sister Ella after she survived drowning in the family swimming pool last month.

Dad breathes life back into drowned daughter BY CINDY EAST Thursday, May 22nd was a day like any other day in the home of Johnny and Christy Kimbro of Yorkville. The busy parents of three young children were going about their day as they normally would. In a matter of seconds their lives came very close to tragedy. Johnny was adding chemicals to the family’s back yard pool when Christy arrived home with the three children. Ty is eight, Tucker is four and little Ella is three. Johnny came down from the deck to greet them. The kids began riding their bikes around in the garage. Christy went inside to change clothes and start a load in the washer. Only two or three minutes later in the kitchen she asked Johnny where the kids were. He said in the garage. “I went back to the garage and checked and Ella wasn’t in there. I immediately panicked! I wasn’t sure if Johnny had locked the gate to the pool. I ran to the pool and looked to the right, and then left. At first I didn’t see her. Then I saw the image on her shirt. I panicked and ran up the stairs. She was floating on top of the water. I pulled her out onto the deck. She was cold and lifeless. I thought she was dead,” said Christy. Christy continued, “Johnny jumped over the side of the pool and then climbed out of the pool onto the deck. I guess that was the fastest way. It all happened in seconds! He started CPR and I ran to call 911. We live so far out in the country. First Responders were closest to us. I went down to the end of the driveway to flag them in. Zach Marbrey, who is an EMT and

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a First Responder with Yorkville, was the first one to get here. He was working close by at a welding see page 9

GREAT REUNION – Zach Marbrey, the EMT/ First Responder who helped save Ella, stopped by for visit with her and the family soon after she was released from the hospital.

May 28th, 2014 Elam McKnight’s latest album based on humanistic struggles has officially announced for its release June 10th - produced through his own label Big Black Hand. “It was bound to happen,” says Elam McKnight about his new album Made to Fall. “A great deal has happened to me professionally and personally over the last 12 years of making music and these songs have had their time to wait.” McKnight, predominantly known as a Roots and Blues artist, has spread out sonically on his new album, with no plans of ever going back. The new album is going in an entirely new direction from his previously released works. see page 2

Brukettas to host DSC pet show on July 4th Dyer Station Celebration is having its annual pet show at the city park on July 4, 2014, starting at 2:30 p.m. at the big gazebo. Dr. Mark Bruketta and his wife, Katie, will be hosting the event. “We encourage all pet owners to bring their pets and enjoy a good time visiting with other pet owners,” said Katie. Dogs will be judged in the following classes: puppy, small, medium, large, giant. Additionally, if any pet owners would like to bring a different type of pet (cat, iguana, etc.), there will be a class for other pets. Ribbons for first, second and third place in each class will be given, and the overall winner will receive a “Best of see page 2

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MVP Group to expand from page 1 Hagerty said. “MVP has been a solid employer in the region and will be a great partner as Tennessee plays a more vital role in the company’s further expansion.” As part of the expansion, MVP International Group will consolidate distribution operations from South Carolina and Mississippi to Obion County in favor of a more central location in order to be closer to their manufacturing operations in Mayfield and Fulton, Kentucky. The company will upgrade the existing building and its operating systems to process the volume of goods transferred to Union City from other facilities outside the state. “MVP is excited about growing our presence in Western Tennessee at our soon to be state of the art facility in Union City,” MVP Group International, Inc. President

Troy Propes said. “Growing up in Western Kentucky, our family knows firsthand the quality of the work ethic and loyalty of the people in the region. We look forward to servicing our world class customer base out of the Union City facility. I would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who was instrumental in making this project a reality especially the local, state and federal economic development authorities.” MVP Group International, Inc. is a complete home fragrance company that designs, manufactures and markets various private label, licensed and branded candles and home fragrance products such as Febreeze Home Collection. Some of their brands include Olde South Candle Company and Carolina Candle. Their products are sold directly to national and international

retailers across many diverse multiple channels of distribution. “It’s an exciting time in Union City as MVP makes this announcement,” Union City Mayor Terry Hailey said. “We look forward to a great relationship with this company that will put more and more of our people to work.” MVP Group International expects the Union City facility to be fully operational in about one year. The company plans to advertise through local job fairs when applications can be received at the facility. Tennessee was named “2013 State of the Year” for economic development by Business Facilities magazine. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. Find us on the web:

RUTHERFORD SWIMMING POOL OPEN - Among the kids enjoying swimming at the Rutherford Pool Saturday afternoon before the bad weather set in were Brianna Matheny, Claire Hartley, Ryleigh Moore, Maddine Bennett, Sophie Bennett, Brandon Tosh and Caleb Tosh. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Smithson joins First State from page 1 First State Ag Services while attending his last semester at UTM. During this time, he developed a good understanding of First State’s internal systems and what we do in the ag services department,” said Brian McDaniel, vice president of Ag Services. “I have a tremendous amount of confidence in Ty’s ability to help manage and grow an ag portfolio. He was born and raised in Greenfield, TN and is excited to be involved in our community.”

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve Northwest Tennessee through First State Ag Services. I joined this company because of the reputation that First State has built with great performance and community involvement,” said Smithson. “I look forward to working with First State and exceeding expectations.” First State Bank has 31 full-service banking locations in 25 communities throughout West, Middle

and East Tennessee. It is owned by Community First Bancshares, a holding company headquartered in Union City, Tenn., which also operates a mortgage company, an insurance company, a specialized ag services division, investment services, a small business lending division, a consumer finance company, an employee benefits division, a specialized trust services division, and an indirect auto financing division at various locations across the state.

from page 1 From lyrics to melody the ton of the album emphasizes on the struggles throughout every part of life, and the reaction. This theme was inspired by an interview he read a few years ago. “Something struck me in an interview I read with Cormac McCarthy where he basically stated that he had little use for authors who did not deal in the truths of life. It compelled me to seriously look at releasing all of my material and not just the stuff that fit anyone else’s expectations but my own.” His latest album is comprised of 10 songs that come from McKnight’s own catalog. His songs range between loss, love, wonderment, and hope that are intricately wound into McKnight’s own version of American music. “It comes a point where you just have

to jump and not worry about where you land and jumping is feeling pretty good these days,” states songwriter, McKnight. The artist has released 5 albums to date and has experienced increasing critical praise and radio airplay around the globe with each one. ‘Made to Fall’ will launch in just two weeks and is already being lauded by many critics who follow the industry closely. McKnight has also put the finishing touches on his own studio, Magic Lantern Studios, which will allow him the flexibility to make more releases directly to his fan base and the world at large. McKnight is a singersongwriter from West Tennessee. He is an artist firmly based in the roots of his region’s Blues, Rock, and Country. McKnight’s solo debut, 2003’s Braid

My Hair, was hailed by critics as a breath of fresh air in the sometimes-stale climate that is predictable “bar band” blues, while his second album, 2005’s The Last Country Store, found a spot on many blues charts internationally and in America. McKnight’s 2007’s album Supa Good earned notoriety when the opening track, “Devil Minded Woman,” was voted by fans as the Best Blues Song in the Musician’s Atlas sponsored 7th Annual Independent Music Awards. To learn more about McKnight’s latest album, please visit: www. Also stream the album for free at: bigblackhand2/sets/madeto-fall-2014elam.

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Show” trophy and a picture in the paper. Additionally, all participants will receive a ribbon as a thank you from Dyer Station Celebration for supporting the event. Katie and Mark invite you all to come to the gazebo on July 4th to enjoy a great afternoon with their faithful friend and walking partner, Buddy.

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from page 1 awarding trophies to the bike show winners. Laughlin would like to thank all the riders who took the time to come out and ride to help the children. She gave a special thank you to the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department for the safe escort. (For more photos see page 7)

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Insight & Opinion June 1st marked TN Statehood Day

Clayburn Peeples reports: I note with some sadness that yet another Tennessee Statehood Day has passed with hardly any ceremonies marking the occasion here in West Tennessee. Our state mates in East Tennessee pay more attention to our common history than we do, and several local events across the Eastern Grand Division were held on June 1 to mark the occasion. It was on that date, in 1796, that Pres. George Washington signed the bill making Tennessee the 16th state in the young American union. The road to statehood had not been a smooth one for the small and courageous bands of pioneers who had carved out settlements in East and Middle Tennessee during the previous two decades. Their first petition to Congress, in May 1785, to be admitted as the 14th state in the union under

back. Congress, thinking the territory held 16.5 million acres of land that it could sell for huge profits, acted on North Carolina’s cession with alacrity. They immediately designated the area a territory and called it “the Territory South of the River Ohio,” even though it only included present-day Tennessee. A North Carolina land speculator who owned millions of acres of land in Tennessee, but had never even set foot in the state, was named to be our territorial governor, and the admission into the Union of the new territory, commonly referred to simply as “the Southwest Territory,” would be governed by a law known as the Northwest Ordinance, which provided various stages of transition from territory to statehood. After a territory reached a population of at least

the name “Franklin,” after Benjamin Franklin, failed to win passage by two votes. The state of Franklin had been formed the previous year by upper East Tennessee settlers, primarily for protection from Indian raids. North Carolina, which owned Tennessee at the time, had just ceded all its Western lands (read Tennessee) to the federal government, but shortly after the Franklin adherents set up their own government, North Carolina reneged and took it back. It also began to undermine Franklin’s statehood efforts by both bribes and threats, and by 1788 the young would-be state government had failed and disbanded. But in the fall of 1789, the North Carolina legislature again ceded its trans mountain lands to the federal government, and this time they didn’t take them

Pages from the Past 10 YEARS AGO June 10, 2004 Yorkville Telephone Cooperative celebrated its Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 5 with an informal family style meeting. Over 500 people attended the events members enjoyed free food, give-aways, door prizes and the sounds of a bluegrass band. Children also enjoyed games and activities. After the meeting, Board of Directors election results were announced. Andy Johnson and Norman Earl Hall were elected to serve a three-year term and Paul Bennett and Wylie were also re-elected to serve another term. Employees were presented service awards. Gene Allmon was presented a plaque for 35 years of service, Terry Allmon and David Hanks for 25 years of service. Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Grade, Army Air-Calvary, Jason W. Cooper is another native son of the Tri-City area who is presently serving in Iraq. Cooper is from Dyer, the son of Phil and Lana Cooper and grandson of May Cooper and Eunice Cunningham all of Dyer. He is married to the former Christy Pickard of Humboldt. They have two children, three-year old Emily and Jacob, who is 17 months old. Cooper graduated from GCHS in 1991 and entered the armed forces in 1998 and completed flight training at

Act and has as it s goal the development of a statewide network to assist local agencies in handling child abuse cases, particularly child sexual abuse cases. The Gibson County Emergency Communications District requests that the citizens of the city of Kenton and residents of Gibson County surrounding Kenton, whose telephone numbers have a 749 prefix, call 911 between June 19 and June 23. This is to validate your name, telephone number and address in the emergency 911 system. 50 YEARS AGO June 11, 1964 Gibson County Sheriff R.O. Pybass won re-nomination for a third two-year term in the democratic primary election held last Saturday. He defeated rodeo performer Leon Hopkins by a narrow margin of 1948 to 1421. The Dyer Board of Mayor and Aldermen, meeting in regular monthly session Monday night, authorized the trading in of the 1963 Pontiac police car on a new 1964 model. Under an agreement with the city, Dyer Motor Company furnishes the town a new Pontiac patrol car each year for $600. Kenneth Horner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Horner, returned Tuesday from Boy’s State, Lebanon. He reported a wonderful experience

Fort Rucker, Alabama. He is a helicopter pilot, flying the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior. During the June 1 meeting of the Kenton City board, Robert Martin of Martin Associates presented opened bids for the sidewalk/walking trail project proposal. The proposed trail will run from Poplar Street via White Squirrel Drive to Orchard Street and will include a metal, single-span bridge. However, Clauch Construction agreed to lower the bid even further to come within the bounds of the available sate grant limit of $173,000. The city’s cost involved had previously been reduced by efforts of the Mayor’s office by 416,000 from the original figure of $40,000. 25 YEARS AGO June 15, 1989 “One of the state’s finest prosecutors” and “a man without an equal” retired several weeks ago. Assistant District Attorney General A.H. Schoonover, known as affectionately as Schoony, retired several weeks ago from that position he’d held with vigor and distinction for almost 19 years. Attorney General Clayburn Peeples has been named one of 30 Tennesseans to serve as a member of the Tennessee Child SexualAbuse Network Adversary Committee. This committee was created under the auspices of the Federal Children’s Justice

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5,000 free adult males, it was entitled to set up a legislature. No one knew how many people lived in the Southwest Territory at the time, so a census was held, and many were astonished to discover that the total population was greater than 35,000, nearly 29,000 of whom lived in East Tennessee, with the remaining 7,000 in the middle district. With 6,300 free males, the Tennessee territory was entitled to set up a legislature, but for two years William Blount, our territorial governor, refused to do so, opting instead to run things by himself. Things went on that way until early 1794 when Indian hostilities forced the installation of a territorial legislature so that concerted action could be taken to protect the settlers. The new legislature passed several laws governing life in the territory, and the next year, 1795, it authorized another census, because according to the Northwest Ordinance, once a territory’s population exceeded 60,000 free persons, it was eligible for statehood. The new census showed Tennessee’s free population to be 66,650 persons. The legislature had also conducted a plebiscite as to whether citizens wanted to request statehood. An

overwhelming number of East Tennesseans did, but Middle Tennesseans did not. They feared that any new state would be dominated by East Tennessee. Nevertheless, having met population requirements, the settlers’ leaders moved to the next stage of pre statehood, that of drafting a constitution. This they did quickly, borrowing heavily from the state constitution of North Carolina. They also decided on a name for the new state. Several were suggested and rejected, names such as “Franklin,” “Watauga,” “New France” and “Cumberland,” but they finally settled on “Tennessee,” the name of one of the middle district counties at the time. The old Tennessee County was divided into two new counties they named Robertson and Montgomery,

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Community Living New Hope News By Shirley Hooper

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Sims celebrate 50th wedding anniverary Janice and Harold Sims of Rutherford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Their children Melanie and Jimmy Butler, Michael Sims, and Marc and Angela Sims will honor them with a reception at the Woodmen of the World Activities Building

Golden Agers June 2014 ushered in some hot and humid weather, however twelve faithful members united at First Baptist Family Life Center. President Gary Baker opened the gathering with prayer as well as offered the blessing for the food provided. Our members present were less since some were on the Ecuador mission trip, some in the hospital and some sick. Special concerns were cited for Selene Barron, Rachel Duck, Alice Earnest, Kay Rayfield, Gary’s sister Mary Beth, Hilda Patterson,

in Rutherford between the hours of 2 to 4 p.m. Janice and Harold are also the proud grandparents of Abbie Sims, Josh and Jacob Butler. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. No gifts please, your attendance is your gift.

By Virginia Burgess Kenneth McEwen, Damon Duck, and George Muthart with Jean Baker praying the intercessory prayer. Gary played ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’ and with Anne Thompson that group sang ‘Where He Lends me, I Will Follow’ and ‘Take My Life and Let it Be.’ Gary used reflection from Acts 8 with a theme ‘Do we dare to be a little more uncommon’ Charge to be near our comfort zone, gain understanding and let god led us and, earn the right to share the gospel. Jane Forsythe closed with prayer.

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Wednesday evening our minister, Brother Corey Meggs spoke on ‘Why Churches are not growing.’ Scripture was Philippians 2:19-30. It was explained that we have an inward focus and are neglecting local outreach. Timothy had proven himself; Epaphroditus had almost died for the work of Christ. We must identify our outlook, it determines the outcome. After flash flood, rain and more rain it was good to be in the Father’s House Sunday. Brother Terry Owens brought our special music ‘Unending love, amazing grace.’ Brother Corey asked the question, ‘Have your unwrapped your gift from God?, wait there is more!’ Scripture was I Corinthians 12:1-7. He focused on Spiritual Gifts, do you know what yours are? God gave us all spiritual gifts when

we gave Him ourselves. We are to feed on God’s Word, every day, study scripture and seek God’s direction in our lives. We won’t know what His gifts to us are until we try them. Get feedback from your friends and family. It is for the common good. Sunday evening Brother Corey spoke on ‘Revealing Jesus to others’ from II Corinthians 4:1-12. We are not to preach ourselves but Jesus. Use God’s Word for a light to shine in the darkness if the world. If it shines in heart, it can light the way for others. We are to die to self and live for Christ. Men, remember next Sunday is Father’s Day. All men are to bake a cake and bring it Sunday evening. I’ve never been surprised by God’s judgment, but I’m still by His Grace. Max Lucado.

North Union Vacation Bible School was a huge success serving 49 different children. Average attendance was 34 each night. High attendance was 40 children on Thursday night. 30 workers worked diligently each and every night, teaching, doing skits, preparing food, driving the bus, crafting, being general helpers, or hanging out in the trees. Friday night over 70 people experienced the great Son Treasure Island adventure and found the true treasure. They enjoyed a meal of grilled hot dogs prepared by the men of VBS and island themed cupcakes prepared by the women. The children were announcing to all ‘this was the best VBS Ever!’ God truly blessed all who attended, helped, or prayed for the event. Thanks to all who made it a hit ! Two different groups from other churches visited this Son Treasure Island adventure. The Bairds and the Bawcums are celebrating anniversaries this week. Happy Birthday was sung to Gene Norman and Shirley

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Sims. Glad Royce Turner is back home after being in the hospital. Bro. Chris call to worship was Ephesians 4: 2, 3 Sometimes it is difficult to keep unity of peace. For our children’s moment VBS had a closing skit with singing. God’s love is a treasure forever. When these folks first came to Treasure Island they were looking for gold and silver but found God’s Love something they could give away. Bro. Chris preached on the Biblical Role in the life of a mother and the value of being a wife. From Titus 2: 1-5 we learn the roles of men and women. Men and women are equal before Christ but their roles are different. Ephesians 5: 28-33 is what Christ outlines for marriage. The Family unit is critical and important. As I drove home from church I noticed all the wheat fields ripe for harvest. As long as I can remember June has been the month to harvest the wheat crop.

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Faith Wigdor and Cindy Lamar had a most blessed Sunday last week as they worshiped God together starting at Riverwoods Church in Dyersburg and continuing at the Homecoming service at Sassafras Ridge Baptist Church near Hickman, Ky. where several of Cindy’s

relatives attend. The presence of the Lord filled both services and they were touched mightily by God. Along with the many others in attendance, the ladies enjoyed the musical ministry of goodly heritage as they sang with great sincerity, love and anointing.

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Keely Mill By Diane Hamlin Our Sunday school hour began with everyone standing and singing the hymn ‘What a Friend we have in Jesus. ‘ 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 ‘When Idols Tug at Your Heart’ from Ezekiel 8-14. Christians must reject all forms of idolatry and give our undivided love and devotion to the Lord. Our Sunday morning worship hour began with Bro. Steve leading us in prayer for the family Mr. Connie Powell. Christy Skelton played the piano as Scott Fields and the choir lead us in our offertory hymn ‘Heavenly Sunlight.’ Bro. John Fields opened us

Food for thought: When your grip on life gets hard to hold and you think you can’t hold on. Turn your eyes to the one who gave His only Son. He will give you what you need to hold on another day, He is everything you need He is the only way. Prayer requests: Jolene Keymon, Ronnie Lamar, Henry Herane, Clint McLodge, Jackie Hatch, Margie Ashley, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, Bobby and Carol Primrose, and Freddie Simmons.

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in prayer. Rejoice in the Lord always. We sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Trinity Hunt and ‘Happy Anniversary’ to Bro. John and Kay Fields. Bro. Steve welcomed everyone and made our announcements. We had a time of giving our praise reports. Warm hugs and handshakes were shared with our church family and visitors as we enjoyed our time of meet and greet. Bro. Steve led us in prayer over our worship hour. The choir then led the congregation in the beautiful hymn ‘Amazing Grace.’ Bro. Steve blessed us with our special music as he sang ‘The Anchor Holds.’ Children’s church was dismissed to Jennifer Fields. Bro. Steve delivered our morning message from the scriptures in Mark 2:1-5. Scott Fields dismissed services in prayer as the hymn ‘Jesus Is Calling’ was sung. Our Sunday night worship hour began with Scott Fields leading us in the hymn ‘Rock of Ages.’ Bro. Steve welcomed everyone and asked for our prayer requests. Scott Fields led in prayer over all our requests. The congregation then sang the hymns ‘Rescue the Perishing’ and ‘Footprints of Jesus.’ Bro. Steve delivered our message from the scriptures in 1 John 1:1-2. Al Margadonna dismissed services in prayer as the hymn ‘The Nail Scarred Hand’ was sung. The Keely Mill Church family sends their love and sympathy to the family of Mr. Connie Powell.

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GCSSD BOARD MEETING The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustees will have the regular meeting on Thursday, June 26th in the Gibson County High School Library at 6:30 p.m. MEETING FOR NORTHWEST TN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Board of Directors of Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council will hold their regularly quarterly meeting on Friday, June 27, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Northwest TN development District Office located at 124 Weldon Drive, Martin. NORTH GIBSON COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE YARD SALE Toot-N-Tell It in Dyer will be sponsoring a Yard Sale to benefit the North Gibson County Relay for Life this Saturday, June 14 beginning at 6 a.m. in front of the restaurant. Come out and support them as they raise money for cancer research. BOSTON BUTT SALE GRILLIN’ FOR THE KIDS The Volunteer Advisory Board will be grilling Boston Butts on June 13-14, right in time for Father’s Day! Pre-sale tickets are $25 each with a deadline of Thursday, June 12th for preorders. Limited extras available. Orders will be ready on June 14th from 9:30-11 a.m. at Medina City Hall, or at either office of the Carl Perkins Center in Trenton or Humboldt. For more info., contact the Carl Perkins Center at 731-855-4884 or tickets are available with all advisory board members. All proceeds to benefit the Gibson County Carl Perkins Center. NEW CONCORD BAPTIST VBS New Concord Baptist Church 3672 Concord Rd. in Kenton, TN will be hosting their annual VBS event Friday June 13th and Saturday June 14th from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. This year’s theme will be The Race Is On. Friendly Christian competition and Bible Learning Fun will be available for children from 3 years thru 5th grade. Come join in the fun! PIONEER FOOTBALL CAMP Pioneer football camp for players in grades third through eighth at Gibson County High School, will be held June 16th – June 19th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each night. Cost is $25. You can come early to sign-up. Each participant will receive a t-shirt.

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Sunday School for Shut-Ins By Mary King When you’re ready please read Genesis 1:14-19. The Heavens play a continuous concert of expanding stars and galaxies. If the star stopped expanding, we would stop breathing. In order for us to remain on earth, the concert of galaxies must continue. And only God creates with such precision. Have you ever had a problem so hard that God would have to stop the earth to solve your problem? She could go to family but that was before they found out she had accepted Jesus as her Savior and Lord. Mary had once counted on those in the business world but not any more. Her former friends had been

the Pharisees. Now she had turned away from them and turned to Jesus – the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Now right there, we know the Pharisees would have started trouble. The Pharisees are the people persecuting those who live for the name of Jesus. The Bible tells us that this will continue: ‘Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution’ 2 Timothy 3:12(KJV). Mary of Magdala had watched Jesus die on the cross. She had watched as Nicodemus and Joseph put His body into the borrowed tomb. She had watched as strong men rolled the stone in front of the entrance of

the tomb. She didn’t understand why Jesus had to die. She didn’t understand that He would be raised from the dead. But she was prepared to go alone. Along the way, she met other women who were going to the tomb also. When she got to the tomb, she saw angel move that huge stone from the front of the tomb where she had seen the disciples put the body on Jesus days before. Then Mary ran to tell the disciples that the Lord Jesus wasn’t in the tomb. Peter and John came and saw the empty tomb. Now all the disciples went home but Mary. She stayed alone in the garden.

VETERANS PRESENTED WITH FLAG - Rutherford WOW Chapter 153 presented a flag to veterans on Memorial Day. Those attending were (front row from left) Mary Jane Smith, Bob Blankenship, Martha Jean Boucher, Bob white, Shirley White, Wayne King, Jayna Watkins, (back row) Nathan Smith Goerge Boucher, Travis Watkins, Bobby Wilson, and Eddie Watkins.

VETERANS HONORED - Rutherford WOW Chapter 183 honored the veterans on Memorial Day by presenting anAmerican flag at the memorial monument in the Rutherford Cemetery. Veterans attending were (left to right) Arland Holt, Harold White, WWII, Dixie Davidson, Bob Blankenship, Van Don Greer, Mack Hicks, Wayne King, Jimmy Hopper, Bob White, Joe Bone, (back row) George Boucher, Larry Greer, Gary White, Gregory Baum, Charles Perryman, and Bobby Wilson. RHS CLASS OF 1964 HOLDS REUNION - The Rutherford High School Class of 1964 held their 50-year reunion on Friday, May 24h at the Woodmen of the World building in Rutherford with 22 classmates attending. Those attending were (front row) Carolyn Workman, Pattye Knox, (second row) Linda Little, Barbara Stewart, Sandra Gurley, Janice Burks, Wanda Qualls, (third row) Betty Griggs, Carolyn Penn, Janice Sims, Donna Lewis, Johnny Spence, Diane Harpole, (4th row) Twyla Davidson, Doris Hopper, Lavonne Yarbro, Larry Belew, James Martin, James Walker, Mac O’Daniel and Harold Sims.

Youth Villages names Howard new foster parent recruiter for Dyer-area Youth Villages has named Lacey Howard its new foster parent recruiter for the Dyer-area. In her new role, she will be informing the community about Youth Villages’ foster care program and providing free orientation sessions and training classes for people who are interested in becoming foster parents. Before joining Youth Villages, she worked as a case manager for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services in Tipton County. She wanted to use her experience working with foster families and children to help build community awareness about the need for caring foster homes. Howard and her family moved to Tennessee in 2008. In 2011, she earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee at Martin, where her younger sister is currently a student. A native of Iowa, Howard now considers Tennessee her home. “This is most definitely home now,” she said. “I do not want to leave, and I look forward to continuing to settle my family’s roots here.” Howard lives in Covington with her husband, Ray, who is studying to be a surgeon, and their seven children, Sadie, 13, Brianna, 12, Christian 10, Lillian, 9, Gracelyn, 7, and twins Heleena and Wren, 2. Their family raises chickens, goats, ducks and pigs. They also enjoy gardening and being outdoors as much as possible. While living in Iowa, Howard owned and

operated a state-registered child care service and practiced interior design. She earned an associate’s degree in art from Iowa Lakes Community College in 1998. Howard will be offering free foster parent training classes for adults in the Dyer-area who are interested in becoming foster parents. “I am looking for caring, nurturing, open-minded people that would love to offer their homes as a safe place for children to

continue growing,” she said. Howard will hold her first free foster parent orientation sessions on Monday, June 16 and Monday, June 30. Both orientation sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Youth Villages office, located at 1865 U.S. Highway 51 Bypass North, Dyersburg, TN 38024. Foster parents should be over the age of 25 and living in the Dyer-area. Foster parents should have viable income, reliable transportation and be able to pass a background check and home study. Youth Villages provides foster parents with 24-hour access to counselors, support groups and a monthly stipend to offset the cost of adding a child to the home. Foster parents also often have the first right to adopt if the child becomes available for adoption. For more information about how you can change the life of a child, contact Howard at 731-2884613 or lacey.howard@

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WOW WELCOMES WATKINS Nathan Smith, President of the Rutherford Woodmen of the World Chapter #153, welcomes Jana Watkins as new chapter secretary. ‘Jana will do an excellent job and we are very proud to have her on our team,’ Smith said.

All proceeds of this sale will be used to help finance the many projects Dyer Station sponsors throughout the year: The Memorial Day program, Fourth of July Parade, festivities, and fireworks, Breakfast with Santa, and the Christmas parade.

Men, Women, Children, and Baby Clothing, Household Items, Decorating Items, Lamps, Purses, Shoes, Small Furniture Items, and the List Goes On. There will be something for everybody!

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Bethpage By Joyce Brown


Dyer - Mrs. Joy Helen Underwood Taylor, 66, of Dyer, passed away from this life on June 9, 2014, at her home. Funeral services for Mrs. Taylor will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home of Dyer with Lynn Tharpe officiating. Interment will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery of Dyer,. Mrs. Taylor was born January 27, 1948, in Dyer County; the daughter of Leon and Evelyne Ramey Underwood. She owned Gene’s Auto Parts of Dyer with her husband, Gene T. Taylor, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Taylor is survived by two daughters, Tina Eddlemon and husband, Dewayne, Gina Thomas and husband, Tracy; mother, Evelyne Underwood; and grandchildren, Alaina, Coltan, and Annalise Eddlemon, Taylor Dawn Thomas, Taylor Andrew Reece, Kaylynn and Riley Thomas. She was also preceded in death by her father, Leon Underwood. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Joy Helen Underwood Taylor.

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The family and I wish to thank all for the kindness shown to us during this difficult time. Thanks for the calls, cards, food, visits, flowers, memorials and most of all the prayers. May God richly bless each of you. Lou Ellen Bone, Mary Beth Wilson and family Jane and Mike Kelly and family, Nelson and Kim Bone and Hannah I want to thank all who helped me look for my set of keys that I lost at the Dyer Park Sunday afternoon. From the neighbors on Division St.; Rhonda Branson and Thornton King’s families, June Jones, who drove me home to get an extra car key, Scott Deaver, Charlie Cole, with a metal detector and those who were enjoying the park who helped me look on Sunday and Monday. Finally, a big thanks to Danny Turner, with his metal detector who found the keys on Tuesday morning. I feel so thankful to live in Dyer where people really care and are so helpful. Thank you all! Glenna Trent Helms

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Rutherford - Mr. Bobby Lee McKnight, 79, of Rutherford, passed away from this life on June 5, 2014, at his home. Funeral services for Mr. McKnight were conducted on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home of Dyer with Rick Lawson officiating. Interment followed in Yorkville Cemetery of Yorkville, Tennessee. Mr. McKnight was born June 13, 1934, in Yorkville, Tennessee; the son of the late Jim and Maggie Mae Williams McKnight. He retired as a truck driver for Suburban Propane Company. He is survived by his wife, Patsy McKnight; daughter, Denise Turner and husband, William; sons, Robert McKnight and wife Allison and Mark McKnight with wife Anne; also by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Bobby Lee McKnight.


Dyer - Mr. Connie Wade Powell, 89, of Dyer, passed away June 8, 2014 after an extended illness. Visitation for Mr. Powell was on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Karnes & Son Funeral Home of Dyer with funeral service on Tuesday, June 10 with Bro. Steve Skelton, Bro. Lynn Tharpe, and Bro. John Coleman officiating. Burial followed in Poplar Grove Cemetery of Dyer with Bro. Ricky Bates officiating. Connie was born July 23, 1924, in Dyer, to Erby and Lattie Lee Powell. Connie was the second of six boys. He attended school through the 8th grade at Poplar Grove and later earned his GED. Mr. Connie was employed by Milan Arsenal and Brown Shoe Company. Mr. Connie was a member of New Bethlehem Baptist Church In 1943, Connie joined the US Army. He served in Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas. During this time he married his “red-headed” sweetheart, Mrs. Frances M. Powell and they recently celebrated their 70th anniversary. They were blessed with Ronnie (Mary Jane) Powell, Carolyn Vandegriffe, Elaine (Mike) Fields, and Pam (Ray) Grady. They also have nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren. They also raised two foster children, William Powell and Donna Powell Estes. Mr. Connie is also survived by brothers, Bobby, Billy, Lyndell (Lard), and Kenneth. He was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson, Caden Grace; and two brothers. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Connie Wade Powell.



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Sunday was designated ‘Family and Friends Day’ and we had a church full that came for the event. The very front pew was the only one with nobody on it. Tina and Janice opened with ‘Let’s Just Praise the Lord’ during quiet time and ‘Holy Ground’ was the call to worship. Our welcome time took a little longer as we had so many special guests to welcome. But we sang ‘Victory in Jesus.’ So we had plenty of time to celebrate our visitors. Alarge group of Preacher’s Pals told about how much Jesus loves them. Brother Jeff then preached a great sermon from James 1:1-8 and Matt 7:21-27 on the subject ‘Are You a Servant of God?’ We adjourned to the fellowship hall for a delicious ‘pot luck’ southern Sunday dinner and a time of visiting. Every thing was delicious, but the dessert table was overwhelming! The preacher was standing guard over a hunk of strawberry cake. That’s his favorite and he gets to take home whatever is left. Wasn’t much left this day. About one o’clock we went back to the sanctuary for more singing and a short devotion from the twelfth chapter of Romans. Everyone agreed we had a wonderful day in the Lord’s House. Tina McMackin had a birthday last week and decided to spend it on the beach. The McMackins enjoyed a stay in Panama City, FL. My family also went for a few days on the Gulf Coast. Julie and Becca rented a condo at Gulfport. I was happy to be included and Angi came from Louisiana

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to meet us there. After getting a little too much sun, we took a side trip to New Orleans. Good vacation but came home through some strong storms. We were grateful for God’s protection and so happy was Granny to be in her own bed. If you’ll let me know when you take trips I will include your goings and comings. It’s that time of the year. The Smithson clan was excited to have relatives in the area last week. If you are a golf fan, you may have seen Matt Every playing in the St. Jude Pro Am Tournament. He scored very well and several of his folks were there cheering him on. Also, Danielle, his wife, who is Wanda’s great niece, was able to come one day with her little boy to Mason Hall to see those who didn’t get to Memphis. Kirk, Emily and Emmitt were in Murfreesboro for the Lineman’s Rodeo over the weekend, but had to leave early to come home and repair power lines damaged by the storms. Mac was also called out about the time he got home. Such is the life of a lineman for the electric company and we thank them for their dedication to the job. I’d better stop now or there won’t be room to fit it all in my column. Have a great week and I leave you with this quote from Rev. Billy Graham: How often have you found what you were looking for in life, only to realize it didn’t bring you the satisfaction you thought it would? Try putting Christ first. You will discover that He alone is the source of the love, peace, and joy you have been searching for.

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RIDERS WAIT FOR BIKE SHOW WINNERS - Dyer Station Celebration Toy Run ended with the announcement and awarding of trophies to the bike show winners. (photo and cutline by Lori Cathey)

Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) presented its Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards to five deserving members. The awards were presented at the College’s Faculty and Staff Spring Conference held on April 17 in front of 250 faculty and staff members. Natalee Reed, Instructor of Reading and Orientation, received the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award sponsored by Security Bank. Reed earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Education from UT Martin. She has over 35 years’ experience in the classroom, teaching a variety of grades in the K-12 system. Reed began teaching reading and orientation classes for DSCC in 2006 and has

become an integral part of the Gibson County Center in Trenton. Among other awards presented were: Sponsors Mr. Bill and Ms. Mary Adcock presented the Outstanding Faculty Award to Michael Brooks, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. Sharon Davidson, Vice President of First South Financial in Dyersburg, presented the Outstanding Staff Member of the Year Award to Dr. Jamie Frakes, Dean of the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County. Dean Frakes is a recipient of the Regional Collaboration Award for planning and hosting the Regional Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) College Access Summit. The A-1 Chemicals

Ned Cherry Maintenance Staff Member of the Year was awarded to Shirley Armstrong. Armstrong was described during the awards presentation as someone that is always willing to help in any way needed and does so with great enthusiasm and dedication. DSCC’s Outstanding Administrative Professional of the Year was presented to April Boals, Records Specialist, by Danny Watson, Community Bank President at First State Bank. Each year, members of the DSCC faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations for these awards. The recipients are chosen by a committee that includes past winners and represents various college departments.

DYER STATION GRILL AT WORK - After returning from the 85-mile bike ride William Caton and Ann Caton grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for all of the participants to enjoy. (photo and cutline by Lori Cathey)

REED RECEIVED AWARD - Natalee Reed (middle), Instructor of Reading and Orientation at DSCC, received the DSCC Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award sponsored by Security Bank and presented by their representatives Megan Brock (left), Marketing and Business Development, and Jerry Edwards (right), Executive Officer. DYER STATION CELEBRATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS - The third Annual Dyer Station Celebration Toy Run was held Saturday at the Presbyterian Church manse in Dyer. Committe members helping with the Toy Run were Hallie McCurdy, Burt Hooper, Beverly Laughlin, William Caton, Ann Caton, Mandy Armstrong and Kelly Tucker. (photo and cutline by Lori Cathey)

GIBSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ESCORT RIDERS - Members of the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department led over 40 bike riders over the 85-mile route for the Dyer Station Celebration Toy Run. (photo and cutline by Lori Cathey)

RIDERS REGISTER BEFORE TOY RUN – Brenda Laughlin and Kelly Tucker helped the riders to register before the 12-noon start of the third annual DSC Toy Run. (photo and cutline by Lori Cathey)

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Paulhus graduates from Bethel University Christian Paulhus of Dyer graduated Cum Laude from Bethel University on My 10, 2014. He received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. He was selected recipient of the Music Achievement Award for the 2012-2013.

He will be attending South Dakota University at Vallonia, SD to pursue a Master of Music Performance Tuba. He has been granted a Graduate Assistant position in the Music Department working with the Director of Athletic Bands.

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed on July 23, 2013, by Robert Northam to Netco, Inc., Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, solely as nominee for Village Capital & Investment, LLC and appearing of record in Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee, in Book 978, Page 1783; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Village Capital & Investment LLC and WHEREAS, Village Capital & Investment LLC , as the holder of the Note for which debt is owed, (“Note Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Priority Trustee Services of TN, LLC, as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Note Holder, and that the undersigned, Priority Trustee Services of TN, LLC, Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, July 10, 2014, commencing at 12:00 p.m. at the South Door of the Gibson County Courthouse location in Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Gibson County, Tennessee, to wit: A parcel of real estate lying and being in the 21st Civil District of Gibson County, Tennessee on the west side of South Poplar Street in the City of Dyer and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin set in the west margin of South Poplar Street, said point being Harry Leonard, Jr.’s northeast corner as described in Deed Book 122, Page 217 in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee; runs thence north 81 degrees 18 minutes 10 seconds west with Leonard’s north line 71.50 feet to an iron pin set at Thurman Echols’ southeast corner; thence north 10 degrees 16 minutes 24 seconds east with Echols’ east line 109.00 feet to an iron pin set in a chain-link fence at Thomas Jones’ southwest corner; thence south 81 degres 18 minutes 10 seconds east with Jones’ south line 71.50 feet to a spike set in the west margin of the aforementioned street; thence south 10 degrees 16 minutes 24 seconds west with said margin 109.00 feet to the beginning. Being the same property or a portion of the same property conveyed to Robert Northam by Instrument dated March 10, 2006 from Jesse Don Moore and wife, Linda Moore filed on March 17, 2006 as Document Number 72527 and in Book 883 at Page 1914 in the Gibson County Records. Commonly known as: 182 South Poplar Street, Dyer, TN 38330 Parcel Number: 061D J 01200 000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 182 S Poplar St, Dyer, TN 38330 CURRENT OWNER(S): Robert Northam 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. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold “as is, where is.” For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 67-1-1433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein referenced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-1-1433(c)(1). All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. PRIORITY TRUSTEE SERVICES OF TN, LLC 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, Georgia 30329 File No.: 1R280814 Web Site: TS#: 1R280814 FEI # 2013.01439 06/11/2014, 06/18/2014, 06/25/2014

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The Rutherford Water System 2013 Water Quality Report will be published in the Tri City Reporter on June 19, 2013. The report will not be direct mailed to customers. You may request a copy by calling 731-665-7166. NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of ESTATE OF BENJAMIN H. SMITH DOCKET: 21130P


Notice is hereby given that on the 2nd day of June, 2014, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of BENJAMIN H. SMITH, deceased, who died MARCH 6, 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 2nd day of June, 2014.

Notice is hereby given that on the 2nd day of June, 2014, Letters ADMINISTRATION, in respect of the estate of MICHAEL WAYNE CARLTON, deceased, who died January 17, 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 2nd day of June, 2014.

Signed: Alfred H. Creswell Executor Estate of BENJAMIN H. SMITH SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM

Signed: Daniel Ryan Carlton Administrator Estate of MICHAEL WAYNE CARLTON SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM


KEITH S. CARLTON PO BOX 1415 CORINTH, MS 38835-1415 (2tp 6/18)

“For Over 40 Years!!!

The Tri-City Reporter, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Page 9

Dad breathes life back into drowned daughter from page 1 shop but wasn’t on duty. Jon Murray was on duty and he arrived next.” Both Kimbros are nurses. Christy works with Ripley Healthcare and Johnny at Volunteer Home Care. Being nurses, both are certified in CPR. This knowledge saved their little girl’s life. Johnny was busy working on reviving his daughter before the First Responders arrived. “When I first got on the deck to her, she wasn’t breathing. I checked for a pulse and couldn’t find one. I checked her eyes and her pupils were fully dialated. I began CPR. It seemed like I did CPR for 10 minutes when it was actually only about four or five minutes until First Responders got there. After about four minutes of CPR she started to breathe. When she would take a deep breath she would stop again. I had to clear her mouth. She had started vomiting. Once she started to take big breaths between compressions I checked her eyes again. I could see her pupils started to constrict. Then I knew we were getting somewhere and she was coming back. I turned her over and elevated her legs so anything else could drain out and began back compressions.” This whole time, big brother Ty was right beside his father helping in any way he could. He would wipe her face and mouth whenever she vomited.

“When the First Responders got here they administered oxygen. We continued doing back compressions and administering oxygen until the ambulance arrived,” said Johnny. Ella was moved to the ambulance where EMT’s monitored her O2 stats and continued oxygen. Christy and Johnny said she started to whine a little. A medical helicopter arrived and landed in their front yard. Ella was airlifted to LeBonheur in Memphis while her parents were left behind. “That was the longest ride to Memphis ever. They called and let us know when they arrived at LeBonheur. When we arrived at the hospital she was sedated and on a ventilator. They told us it would be a one to two week recovery, but within four days she was off all medications and oxygen. They let her go home on the fifth day. She has no neurological damage, is perfectly healthy, smart as ever and remembers everything that happened that day. We knew she was going to be okay when she was fighting trying to pull the ventilator out and hitting the nurses,” said Christy. “The doctors called it purposeful movement,” said Johnny with a smile. “When they took the vent out and woke her up I played her favorite song ‘Let

it Go’ from ‘Frozen.’ She was crying and before she opened her eyes she was trying to sing it. Once the sedation wore off about six hours later she asked for something to eat and drink and to go outside and play. This was only 24 hours after the accident,” said Christy. “They had her scheduled for 10 days of physical therapy to get her back up and walking. When she got up, she shot across the room and down the hall. That was on day four. In minutes she had done everything they wanted her to do in 10 days,” said Johnny. LeBonheur said they had never seen a child recover so fast who gone through that type of trauma. A week or more before the accident, Ella had a ‘croupy’ cough and had been on antibiotics and a steroid. Doctors think this may have played a role in her quick recovery, said Christy. Her mother said when she woke up she said her kitty cat had fallen into the pool and she jumped in to save it. She said she tried to yell but water kept getting in her mouth. Then she said she went under and drowned. Then Ella told her parents something very unexpected. She described seeing a very bright light and a man walking toward her. Then the light went out. Her mother believes that is the moment that Johnny got her back. Christy’s sister showed

Ella a picture of Jesus and asked her who it was. “Ella replied that’s the man I saw who saved me.” “She said all of this right out of sedation. It wasn’t coerced. She had never heard a story about bright lights seen at death or anything like that. I thank God every day for saving her,” said Christy. The family is also thankful for all the support from family, friends and strangers. Nearly every day, they receive cards or gifts. They appreciate most of all the prayers. Even though the family had an automatic latch on the gate, Ella figured out how to open it. They kept a combination lock on it too but because Johnny was adding chemicals and the family arrived home during his maintenance, he forgot to lock it back. Ella is not afraid of the swimming pool and they do not plan to remove it. “It will not change what happened,” said Johnny. “We will be adding a different lock and a different gate as well as an alarm. We will have a double gate - one at the bottom of the stairs and one at the top. If you have a pool you can’t take your eyes off the kids.” Big brother Ty is very protective of his little sister and really watches out for her now. Christy said Tucker said a private prayer for his ‘sissy’ in the chapel at LeBonehur and tells people that Jesus saved his sister.

When the sun’s hot summer rays are beating down, a backyard swimming pool is a cool, inviting oasis. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most dangerous things on your property. Making sure that your pool is reasonably safeguarded to help prevent drowning is your responsibility as a parent and a pool owner. Teach Your Children to Swim – While there’s no way to “drown-proof” a child, making sure that every child in your family knows how to swim is one of the most effective ways to help prevent accidental drowning. Make sure that your kids learn to swim at an early age so that they are reasonably equipped to protect themselves in the event of an accidental fall. Install a Fence –Aswimming pool is a beacon to every child in the neighborhood, which is why it’s important to install a fence with a self-latching gate around your pool area that’s at least four feet tall. Put Alarms on Doors Leading to the Pool Area – If doors within your house lead directly to the pool area, it’s wise to consider the installation of alarms that will sound if those doors are opened. Install Underwater Motion Alarms – There are commercially-available devices that will sound an alarm if the surface of the water is disturbed by objects or bodies falling into the water. Never Let Kids Swim Unattended – It should go without saying, but kids should never be allowed to swim without the supervision

of an adult who’s able to swim proficiently enough to retrieve them in the event of an accident and who can perform CPR if it’s needed. Learn CPR – You may make every possible effort to secure your pool and safeguard against accidental drowning incidents, but will still not be able to completely rule out the possibility of an accident. That’s why it’s essential for kids and adults alike to know CPR and be well-versed in emergency management. Keep Flotation Devices in Reach – Should someone fall into your pool and an onlooker is incapable of swimming well enough to pull them to safety, you should make sure that there are adequate flotation devices stocked within easy reach around the perimeter of the pool area. A few statistics on accidental drowning in preschoolers •The majority of children who survive (92 percent) are discovered within two minutes following submersion, and most children who die (86 percent) are found after 10 minutes. Nearly all who require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) die or are left with severe brain injury. — National Safe Kids Campaign •Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in the USA among children under 14 and the leading cause of accidental death for children age 5 and under. — American Institute for Preventive Medicine •A child can drown in the

time it takes to answer the phone — US Consumer Product Safety Commission •Of all preschoolers who drown, 70 percent are in the care of one or both parents and 75 percent are missing from sight five minutes or less — National Center for Injury Prevention and Control •For children under four years of age, a swimming pool is more dangerous than an automobile. In fact, children this age are 14 times as likely to drown in a pool than be killed in a motor vehicle accident. In Louisiana, 30 children less than 15-years old drowned in 1999, and almost half (47 percent) of those were less than five years of age. — Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office

of Public Health •Sixty-five percent of preschooler drownings occur in the child’s home pool and 33 percent at the homes of friends, neighbors or relatives. — US Consumer Product Safety Commission •Forty-six percent were last seen in the house prior to being found in the pool. Of these, 15 percent were thought to be sleeping. •Twenty-three percent were last seen in the yard, porch or patio, not in the pool area. That’s a total of 69 percent that were thought not to be in the pool area. •Thirty nine percent of the people responsible for supervising the child were doing chores. 18 percent socializing. 9 percent were busy on the telephone.

Pool safety tips and statistics on accidental drowning in preschoolers






PASCHALL REAL ESTATE Call Don, Wendell or Al at 855-3999 Check our listings at

Tidwell Mini Storage Tidwell Mini Storage will auction off 3 units on Friday, June 13th at 4 p.m. The units are #72 Bronshenna Booker, #24 Rebecca Haley & #09 Bill Warren.

Ella is a normal little girl who loves the movie ‘Frozen.’ She likes coloring, puzzles, clothes, playing in the mud and all her animals. Her mom describes her as a

Marriages Joshua Steven Brooks of Humboldt and Jennifer Nicole Shull of Humboldt Danny Edward Stanton of Milan and Melinda Jean Canady Pierson of Milan Tyler Justin Townsend of Milan and Erika Lynn Duncan of Milan James Hollis Bates of Trenton and Evelyn Ruth Coffman Courtney of Trenton Matthew Blake Hood of Trenton and Tiffany Elaine Mooney of Trenton Kevin Lynn Whitney of Milan and Sherri Leann

Inspections Lee’s Famous Chicken, Milan, complete inspection, 91 score, one critical Chow Wagon, Milan, complete inspection, 95 score Dragon Buffet, Humboldt, follow-up inspection, 88 score Kappis Steak House, Humboldt, complete inspection, 88 score, one critical This Is It BBQ, Trenton, complete inspection, 97 score Grill 31, Trenton, complete inspection, 85 score, two criticals Crenshaw Catfish Cookers, Trenton complete inspection, 90 score, two criticals

Ed Norman Broker 571-7092

Jimmy Milligan Agent 618-0356

Both Tracts of Real Estate will sell at 11:00 a.m. Regardless of Price!

Real Estate Terms: 10% down day of sale; balance due on or before July 14, 2014.

To view Real Estate Prior to Sale or for Questions on Real Estate Call Darrell Ridgely at 731-987-2847. Auctioneer’s Comment: Mr. Jerry Robinson was a long time electrician. Everything here is nice. There will be quality throughout this sale! Selling under shaded lot. Everything sells and you set the price!

For information on Sale Contact Sale Manager and Auctioneeer BRENT CROOM AT 731-414-8757. Personal Property Terms: Cash or good check with Bank Letter unless personally known by Auction Co.

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Ridgely Auction & Realty Company - FL#4804 4930 Terry Road, Cedar Grove, Tenn. 38321 Office 731-987-2847 • Cell 731-694-6213 • Fax 731-989-9830

Michael Avery Agent 426-3337

Donald Scott Agent 234-3712

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY $10,000 & Under 255 Lee St – 3 BR/2 BA brick home located near downtown. Needs some TLC. Priced less than $10 per sq ft. 303 E Walnut St – 2 BR home with bonus room and large enclosed porch. 309 McKnight St., Rutherford – Nice cozy home. Needs a little TLC. Central heat/air, 2 BR/1 BA on large lot. Priced to sell!




237 Thomas St – 3 BR/2 BA home – Remodeled inside and out. Several upgrades. All electric CHA. Garage and carport.


506 Mill St – Neat and well maintained! 2 BR/1 BA. Great starter home or investment potential.



Beautiful level-lying lot (beside VFW) with frontage on two city streets. This large city lot has lots of potential!

Randall Thomas Robinson vs. Amanda Kay Robinson Aimee Marie Burton vs. Juan Miguel Guzman Cheryl L. McFarland vs. David A. McFarland Joshua Faircloth vs. Shana Dawn Faircloth Jared Ryan Mallard vs. Kristin Michelle Mallard David Abbott vs. Deanna Rose Abbott Shane O’Neal Todd vs. Christy Lee Todd Lula M. Wardlow vs. Timothy Wardlow Amber Maze vs. Nicholas F. Maze Selena Dawn Wofford vs. Stephen Phillip Wofford

Sat., June 14, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. 3 BEDROOM, I BATH HOUSE, BUILDING LOT, GUNS, KNIVES, COINS, HOUSEHOLD CONTENTS Also selling from 351 Walnut is: 261 College St, Dyer, TN 38330



125 High St – Brick 3 BR/1 BA home, detached carport. Ready to move in.

Selling for Mr. Jerry Robinson Estate LOCATION: 351 Walnut St., Dyer, TN 38330

Chesser of Bradford Joshua David Hopper of Humboldt and Victoria Hope Hillard of Humboldt Robert Derwandy Williams of Humboldt and Dorothy Shivers Williams of Humboldt James Rex Reed of Humboldt and Evie Janetta Feezor Moore of Humboldt William Timothy Reed of Dyer and Donna Kay Lee Boudreau of Medina Cody Brett Thomas of Milan and Cindy Camille Horne of Milan Jordan Kizer Cates of Milan and Elena Victoria Penzol of Milan

107 W Court Square Trenton, TN 38382

AUCTION Regardless of Weather

‘girlie girl’ who is also boyish at the same time. She loves riding her bike and still loves playing in the water. The family is feeling very blessed.

284 Madison St – Well maintained 3 BR brick home. All electric Cha, approx. ¾ ac lot, nice outbuilding.


531 Knox St – 3 BR/2 BA home. Over 1,600 HSF, upgrading home, quiet neighborhood. Definitely worth a look! 248 Walnut St, Dyer – 3 BR/1 BA on large lot. Over 1,500 HSF, spacious rooms, outbuildings. 306 S Trenton St – 4 BR home with large rooms and open floor plan. Beautiful classic features, CHA, fireplace. Located near downtown in quiet area.

268 W Broad – 4 BR/2.5 BA home on approx. 2 acres. Completely refurbished. Fenced at back of property for horses or pets. Ready to move in!

25 Old Dyer Yorkville Rd – Farm!!! Upgraded 3 BR/2 BA home with 2 stocked ponds, barn, pasture, shop with living quarters.


358 E College St – Classic styling with modern upgrades. Large wooded backyard, garage, 3 BR/2 BA, over 1,900 htd sq ft.

SOLD 107 White Squirrel – Attractive 3 BR/2 BA home. Split floor plan, large backyard, carport, CHA, 7 yrs old. Fannie Mae Homepath property. Priced to sell!

187 Scattered Acres - Brick 3BR/2BA near schools and golf course. Large open great room overlooking private patio and backyard. Immaculate condition and move-in ready!

MULTI-FAMILY 100 W Taylor St – 8 unit complex 665 N Main St – duplex 107 Hilltop St – triplex

COMMERCIAL/LAND 532 McKnight St. - Church building 116 West St. - Large lot set up for house Stockton Davidson Rd. - 1.9 ac

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Sports & Education

McMackin, McKinney play in 7th annual All-Star game BY LORI CATHEY Gibson County’s catcher Carter McMackin and center fielder Taylor McKinney played in the seventh annual All-Star game featuring the top baseball seniors in the area at Pringles Park in Jackson. They were 2 of 36 players chosen for the 2014 High School Baseball Allstar game. The annual All-Star game was renamed to Billy Schrivner West Tennessee High School All-Star Game to honor the lasting legacy of this avid sportsman. Bethel University Head Coach Rusty Thompson

managed the Gray Team and Freed-Hardeman University Head Coach Jonathan Estes managed the Red Team. In the All-Star game McMackin went 1-2 with a single, threw a runner out trying to steal second base and made great play on a swing bunt for an out. McMackin, who batted .343 and led the team with 22 RBI’s and also leads the team in extra base hits. Defensively he had 12 pick offs, fielded 2900 balls with a fielding percentage of .999 with only three errors for the season. His plans are to attend and play baseball

at the college level. In the All-Star game McKinney walked, reached on a fielder’s choice and scored two of the six runs for the Gray team. McKinney batted .494 with 34 runs, 16 RBIs, 45 hits and lead the league in batting average for the season. Defensively he had 65 put-outs with only three errors for his final high school season. He will attend Columbia State Community College this fall on a baseball scholarship. The Gray team lost to the Red team 12 to 6 in Wednesday’s night game.

MCKINNEY HAS HIS EYE ON THE PITCHER – Gibson County’s Taylor McKinney has his eye on the pitcher looking to steal second base after being walked during the All-Star game Wednesday night. McKinney walked, reached on a fielder’s choice and scored two of the six runs for the Gray team.

MCMACKIN TALKS IT OVER – Pioneer catcher Cater McMackin goes to the mound to talk over the next play with the All-Star game pitcher. McMackin went 1-2 with a single, threw a runner out trying to steal second base and made a great play on swing bunt for an out.

DSCC announces Spring 2014 Honor Roll and Dean’s List Dr. Lisa Cobb, Vice President at Dyersburg State Community College, recognizes students for their scholastic achievements each semester. To be eligible on the Dean’s List, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours of college level courses during the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester. Those included in the Dean’s List for Spring 2014

are: Dyer - Chelsea Hale, Humboldt - Stacey Carr, Kenton - Ashley Bullion, Medina - Taylor Moore, Milan - Robert Bragg and Jo Cooper, Trenton - Taylor Davis, Candie Doss, Tiffany Johnson, Rebecca Lopez, Eli McCaig, and Marquita Mosley-Valadez. Also honored for their achievement are those on the Dyersburg State Honor Roll. To be included on the Honor Roll, a student must complete a minimum of 12

semester hours of college level courses during the semester and earn a grade point average between 3.0 – 3.49 during the semester. Students named to the Honor Roll for the Spring 2014 semester are: Dye r- Justine Mashburn, Humboldt - Annette Bauer and Joann Jones, Kenton Miguel Vazquez, Rutherford - Kara Gilmore and Candace Racine, Trenton - Kimberly Haynes, Destiny Johnson, and Donna Seiber.

SPRING HILL ANTI-BULLYING - Spring Hill School continues its Anti-Bullying prevention program by recognizing students who were “Caught Being Good.” Congratulations to the following students: Timothy Hearod, Brenlee Watts, Dylan Patterson, Paul Moore, Tyler Starbuck, Joseph Hufstedler and Abby Williams.

UT Martin announces Spring Semester honor The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Spring 2014 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Global Affairs, College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible for Chancellor’s Honor Roll recognition at UT Martin, a student must take at least 12 hours of credit (pass-fail courses are not included) and achieve a 3.2 (B) grade point average based on a 4.0 scale. Students can make the Chancellor’s Honor Roll with honors (3.2 through 3.49), high honors (3.5 through 3.79) or highest honors (3.8 through 4.0).

Those included are: Natalie A. Alexander, Bradford, TN Honors, Katherine L. Cardwell, Bradford, TN Honors, Mark Connell, Bradford, TN Honors, Gordon A. Counts, Bradford, TN High Honors, Corey C. Crocker, Bradford, TN, Highest Honors, Kendall P. Daniels, Bradford, TN Highest Honors, AprilMarie H. Mathis, Bradford, TN High Honors, Chelsea A. Quinn, Bradford, TN High Honors, Colby C. Roberson, Bradford, TN Honors, Elizabeth K. Smith, Bradford, TN Honors, Andrew C. Walter, Bradford, TN Highest Honors, Lisa M. Warren, Bradford, TN Honors, Catrina T. White, Bradford, TN High Honors, Kayla M. Barkley, Dyer, TN Honors, Zach W. Bruketta, Dyer, TN Highest Honors, Sherry R. Dodson, Dyer, TN Highest Honors, Robert C. Joyce, Dyer, TN

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Article 1, Section 4 of the Charter of the City of Dyer, Tennessee, without objection, the City of Dyer will sell certain real property to the individuals listed below: 190 Royal St (047M A 023.00) to Alice Hooker for 500.00. 1150 South Main St (070 001.04) to Rita Cole for 867.00 Corner of Washington & Mays (047N B 003.00) to Alfred O’Daniel for 600.00 144 Royal St. (061 D 004.00) to Alice Hooker for 500.00. For information about the sale of these properties, contact Dyer City Hall, 105 South Main St., Dyer, Tennessee 38330. Those wishing to object should do so, in writing, by 4:00 PM, Monday June 23, 2014. Nathan Reed City Recorder

Highest Honors, Jerry T. Kesterson, Dyer, TN High Honors, Mary L. McCaslin, Dyer, TN Highest Honors, Jennifer N. O’Brien, Dyer, TN Honors, Cory E. Oliver, Dyer, TN High Honors, Kelley A. Parks, Dyer, TN Highest Honors, Amber F. Simmons, Dyer, TN Highest Honors, Marilyn A. Vaughn, Dyer, TN Honors, Sarah A. McAlexander, Kenton, TN Honors, Caleb M. Poore, Kenton, TN Highest Honors, Danielle N. Spencer, Kenton, TN High Honors, Cynthia D. Tilghman, Kenton, TN High Honors, Kendal O. Walker, Kenton, TN Highest Honors, William Q. Abrams, Rutherford, TN High Honors, Miranda K. Barron, Rutherford, TN Honors, Amanda P. Burress, Rutherford, TN High Honors, Haley R. Davis, Rutherford, TN Highest Honors, Jessica L. Lagrone, Rutherford, TN High Honors, Trey A. Tate, Rutherford, TN Highest Honors, Jayna L. Watkins, Rutherford, TN Highest Honors and June M. Reid, Yorkville, TN Highest Honors.

DYER JUNIOR HIGH EIGHTH GRADE VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN - Corey Sweatt is the Dyer Junior High School Valedictorian and Elizabeth “Libby” Thetford is the Salutatorian for their 2014 8th grade class. They were recognized during awards day with both of them receiving a plaque. Posing are: (from left) Valedictorian Corey Sweatt and Salutatorian Elizabet “Libby” Thetford. (Photo by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

FOOTBALL STADIUM - Construction workers finished pouring the concrete foundation for the Pioneers football stadium seating. Construction of the complex overhaul is expected to be finished in August 2014 in time for the first football game. “Everything is continuing to move on target and we’re pleased with the progress to date,” said Gibson County High School Principal Jim Hughes. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

INVITATION TO BIDDERS The City of Dyer will accept bids until 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 for remodeling construction for the property located at 235 South Royal Street. Specifications are available at Dyer City Hall, 105 South Main St, Dyer, Tennessee 38330. Additional information is available from City Hall at 731-692-3767. The City of Dyer reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids. Chris Younger, Mayor

Advertise in the Tri-City Reporter! We WORK for YOU! PUBLIC NOTICE The Dyer Regional Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 6:00 at Dyer City Hall, 105 South Main St, Dyer, Tennessee, to consider the following requests: Rezone 233, 247, and 267 South Main Street from R-1 to M-1 on request from The Andersons, Inc. Nathan Reed City Recorder

The Tri-City Reporter, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Page 11

GC Pioneers hold baeball banquet

5-TOOLS PLAYER AWARD - Grant Jones received the 5-Tool Award from Gibson County baseball Coach Todd Chandler and Coach Chad Jackson during the sport banquet. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

BY LORI CATHEY Members of the Pioneers baseball team were recognized at their annual awards banquet on Thursday, May 29 at Gibson County High School in Dyer. The banquet was held outdoors around the Pioneer homeplace. Brent London served as master of ceremonies for the banquet. London welcomed the crowd of supporters to the banquet. He gave thanks to the parents, sponsors, school board members and school administration for their help during the past season. This year Gibson County has eight senior players. They are Addison Davidson,

GCHS BASEBALL AWARDS - GCHS 2014 Pioneer Baseball Banquet award winners were, (front row) Tyner Hughes-Rising Star Award, Addison DavidsonKing of the Hill Award, Andrew Hughes-Most Improved Award, Grant Jones-5Tools Player Award, (back row) Taylor McKinney-MVP, Play of the Year Award and Silver Slugger Award, Riley Sweatt-Pioneer Award, Mac Hicks-Rising Star Award and Carter McMackin-MVP and Golden Glove Award. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Carter McMackin, Taylor McKinney, Riley Sweatt, Andrew Hughes, Ryan Carter, Garrett Kent and Cody Reynolds. In honor of the great season vice president Kathy Peevyhouse from Farmers and Merchant Bank of Rutherford gave each senior a personalized Louisville Slugger wooden bat. The bats were engraved with the seniors name, and number along with Gibson County High School, 2014 Pioneers, District Runner Ups. The awards presentation started with Pioneer head coach Chad Jackson going over a few of the 2014 season accomplishments. The Pioneers had a batting average of .307, scoring 166 runs, 75 stolen bases with an on base percentage

of .343. Gibson County pitchers had an ERA of 2.4 with 8 shut outs and one no hitter by Jonny Lownsdale. As a team they had a .928 fielding percentage. Taylor McKinney, Addison Davidson and Carter McMackin were named to the District 14A All-District first team. Andrew Hughes, Mac Hicks, Carter McMackin and Taylor McKinney were name to the District 14-A All-Tournament team. Coach Jackson read the names of the baseball players who received awards, as coach Todd Chandler handed them out. Gibson County players who received awards were: Addison Davidson – King of the Hill Award; Carter McMackin-Golden Glove Award; Taylor McKinney-

Silver Slugger Award; Riley Sweatt-Pioneer Award; Andrew Hughes-Most Improved Award; Mac Hicks-Rising Star Award; Tyner Hughes-Rising Star Award and Taylor McKinney-Play of the Year Award. Grant Jones was presented with the 5-Tools Player Award. The 5-Tools Player Award is the player who best reflects the program’s five core values of: Faith, Family, Academics, Community Service and Athletics. Gibson County Team MVP Award went to both Carter McMackin and Taylor McKinney. The sports banquet closed with Coach Jackson thanking the seniors for their hard work and reminding the underclassmen that the new season has begun.

MCKINNEY AND MCMACKIN NAMED 2014 BASEBALL MVP - During the baseball banquet Taylor McKinney and Carter McMackin were named the 2014 baseball team MVPs. Cogulation the MVP winners are Pioneers coach Todd Chandler and Chad Jackson. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GREAT SEASON - In honor of the great season vice president Kathy Peevyhouse from Farmers and Merchant Bank of Rutherford gave each senior a personalized Louisville Slugger wooden bat. The bats were engraved with the seniors’ names, number, along with Gibson County High School, 2014 Pioneers, District Runner Ups. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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