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GCSD board approves $23.8 million budget Thanks Dyer, for 27 years BY JOHNNY MCILWAIN Thank you! Yes, a huge “thank you” to our community for 27 wonderful years of support for our Dyer Station Celebration. Twenty-seven years! When we originated this celebration in 1984, I never dreamed that it would last this long. I thought it might last four or five years before people lost interest in organizing it or others became disinterested in attending or participating in it. Boy, was I wrong. Our community seems to thoroughly enjoy the fun and fellowship that our activities provide. We slowly add another committee member or two every year or two who bring so much to the planning and implementing of our celebration. Some members have been a part of the committee since its inception. The dedication and willingness to share of their talents truly amaze me. We have become like a family, just like the family that develops community-wide when you live in a small town. We disagree and argue and bicker and hurt each other’s feelings see page 2

Sex offender sweep leads to four arrests Gibson County Sheriff’s deputies along with agents from the Drug Task Force, officers from the Trenton Police Department and investigators from the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole have conducted a coordinated sex offender sweep across Gibson County. “This action is part of a continuing effort to proactively monitor o ff e n d e r s . O ff i c e r ’s working in teams paid a personal visit to each of the 37 registered sex offenders living in the county. We want to make sure the offenders adhere to mandates of the law and the personal information they have supplied to the state is up-to-date, accurate and in compliance,” said Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold. As a result of the investigation David Lynn Hubble, 42 of 469 Concord Cades Road, Trenton and Steven Donald Long, 31 of 508 Parker Street, Gibson were found to be in violation of the registry by not living at their registered addresses. They are charged with violation of the Sex Offender Registries and have been released under $2,500 bond. see page 3

BY CRYSTAL BURNS Gibson County Special School District board members voted to approve a $23.8 million budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year at the district’s June 16th meeting. Terry Cunningham, Financial Director, presented the balanced budget that maintains the current $1.80 tax rate and includes a 1.6 percent salary increase. “You need to be proud as a board to keep in mind that we still have the lowest per pupil expenditure, and we have high test scores,” said Robert Galloway, Director of Schools, in his final meeting before retiring on June 30. “I’m extremely proud of the fact that we’re not letting our

lowest per pupil expenditure hurt our test scores. We continue to out-perform school districts that spent more per pupil. I’m extremely proud of leaving on this note.” The salary increase is the first in about four years although the district has doled out bonuses during that time frame. Galloway said that every employee, whether certified or non-certified, would receive the increase. After the budget discussion, Cunningham presented the board with information on the two local taxes available to support local education. In addition to property taxes, Local Option Sales Tax (LOST), see page 13

CHANGING OF THE GUARD - Robert Galloway (left), who is retiring on June 30 after seven years as the Director of Schools for the Gibson County School District, expressed his confidence in his successor, Eddie Pruett. Pruett will assume the director’s role on July 1 after having spent four years in administration at Gibson County High School.

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Dyer to lower base rates BY MICHAEL ENOCHS The Dyer Board of Mayor and Alderpersons voted to approve the first reading of two ordinances during the June 13 meeting that will enable the city to lower the base rate fees for water and sewer services. Since raising rates last year the city has accumulated a surplus in water and sewer accounts amounting to approximately $112,000 at the present. Although there are still payouts in the future for replacements and improvements scheduled for both the water and sewer systems before the end of this year that will lower that amount. City Recorder Jason Griggs stated that MTAS worked up the model for the new ordinances and the city can justify lowering the rates at a substantial savings to the citizens. The base fee across the board for water will drop by $9.85 and use per 100 gallons will rise two cents. see page 14

SURVIVOR DINNER - The Gibson-North Relay For Life will be held Friday, June 24th at 6:30 p.m. on Yates Field at Gibson County High School. Cancer survivors and community memers will be celebrating another birthday as well as remembering those who lost their battle with cancer. At the recenty held first ever Cancer Survivor dinner, Martha Phelan serves cancer survivors Lou Ellen Bone (left) and Linda Stoltz. The event was held in the basement of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dyer Thursday, June 16. (photo by William G. McFarland)

Gibson-North Relay For Life events begin Friday evening BY WILLIAM G. MCFARLAND You may have bought a glass of lemonade! You might have eaten a pancake! You could have chomped down on a burger, a hot dog, or some bar-b-que! You might have donated a dollar for a quilt that had been made by someone in the community! You possibly bought a t-shirt! You might have paid five bucks to dance to country music or to zumba. You may have been at a cakewalk, eaten a dill pickle juice Popsicle, or enjoyed chili on a cold evening. It might have been a luminary you bought in memory or in honor of someone. You might have eaten with the celebrity waiters. You possibly have a purple ribbon hanging from

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your mailbox. Then it could have been spaghetti you enjoyed. Perhaps, it was a yard flag waving at people as they pass your house. You might have donated a dollar to get that cute Easter Basket or bought that cute item for a quarter at that yard sale! You might have picked up cans; you might have cute Best Choice labels. You might have made a donation after the “Relay for Life” commode in your yard appeared in your lard of business. You might have just made a donation. Yes, there are many “things” you may have done! And no matter the size of the “thing” you did, the thought is important. For in thinking about the opportunity whatever it was, you took a see page 14

A north Gibson County couple are facing drug charges after agents went to their home last Tuesday. Terry and Judy Mitchell of 97 Tyson Store-Mason Hall Road were arrested after five agents of the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force responded to the residence outside Kenton, Tenn. June 14. The agents went to the address after Sheriff Chuck Arnold received complaints of drug dealing at the location. Terry Mitchell, 58, and Judy Mitchell, 60, who was on probation for a prior drug felony, were found to have more than a half a pound of marijuana, unnumbered schedule pills and more than $1,600 in cash, plus a large cache of ammunition and 19 firearms. Both Mitchells are charged with: •possession of Schedule see page 3

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Insight & Opinion

Clayburn Peeples reports: It’s time to put political correctness aside, folks. We’ve simply got to do something about all these illegal aliens. Otherwise, they’re going to take over our whole country. Now all you liberals calm down; I’m not talking about Mexican farm workers or the Chinese women who sneak into the country to have their babies so they can claim citizenship, and benefits, at some time in the future. No, I’m not talking about people at all; I’m referring to plants, fish, insects and exotic diseases that are wreaking havoc in our forests, farmlands, lakes, and even our yards, at dangerously increasing rates. Native to other parts of the world, they have made their ways to our shores, either by well-intentioned but misguided individuals or by accident, but either way, they are causing enormous and ever increasing damage to our ecosystems and our economy. Here in Tennessee, when

Environment attacked by alien critters They have become a major problem for foresters and farmers because of their invasive, rampant growth and their ability to smother out nearly every other plant in the vicinity. Mimosa trees, native to China, so sweet smelling and exotic looking in our yards, long ago escaped and became invasive, and almost impossible to eradicate, in all sorts of places, especially along stream banks and roadsides. Privet hedges are fine as fences along our boundary lines, but these imports, also Asian, form dense thickets in the wild, where they are increasingly found, and they destroy nearly all competing native species. And their leathery leaves contain chemicals that make them resistant to insects, herbivores and pesticide control. Spirea is another Asian native used for ornamental purposes that has escaped into the wild and is smothering out native flora at an increasing rate every year. But not all plant invaders are from Asia. English ivy is native to Europe and was brought to America by early settlers. It is now a major problem in many of our woodland areas where it displaces native understory species and covers, and slowly kills, trees. Purple loosestrife, another European import, is a perennial flower that originally

we think of invasive alien plants our thoughts usually first turn to kudzu, and well it should. It’s not for nothing that it is known as “the vine that ate the South.” From Japan, when it was first introduced to America (at the Centennial Exposition of 1876) it was a sensation. Every visitor who saw it wanted to take some of it home, and unfortunately, many of them did. Then, during the early part of the 20th Century, the USDA began encouraging farmers in the South to plant kudzu to hold off erosion, and the rest, as they say, is history. But kudzu isn’t the only foreigner to take root on our native soil. There are plenty of other “imported” invasive plants here in the state as well. Honeysuckle, both the vining and bush varieties, both originally from Asia, cause major problems wherever they grow, and as everyone knows, they grow just about everywhere.


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from page 1 but are always there for each other when any need arises. How blessed we are to be a part of each other’s lives and a part of Dyer. I drove around town a couple of nights ago and was thinking about a few statements that have been made to me over the past year. “Our town looks awful.” “Why are kids allowed to run the streets when they should be home in bed.” “Why doesn’t our city government do something about ____,” (you can fill in the blank! There are so many different issues used.) I guess that I was thinking about the negativity that prevails in our society today and had bled down to even the smallest of communities. It seems that everything we see, read or hear is designed to beat us down and make us feel that nothing is of a positive nature anymore. Good things happen every day. In fact, more good things happen than bad, but we never hear about them. Nor do we share them. I take issue with that mindset. I know, without a doubt, that life, for the most part, is precious and consistantly good. I believe in the goodness and kindness in each and every one of God’s creatures. I believe that we all falter and make stupid mistakes and, hopefully, learn from our blunders and become better individuals because of them. I believe that we really care about others and are willing to make sacrifices to insure that others’ pain and suffering can be relieved. I believe every day that I am able to wake up, I should always smile and be excited about the challenges and gifts and revelations that will be afforded me. I believe that we make the ultimate choice as to whether our lives, even with the negative aspects that sometimes cloud them, will be spent being happy or miserable. I totally choose happy. As to the statements made to me over the past year? Quit whining and do something about it. If our town looks awful, don’t be a part of the problem. Be a part of the solution. It’s too easy to complain. Volunteer to make a difference. Call me. 6923832 is my number. Sure, there aren’t a huge amount of committee members on the Dyer Station Celebration planning committee and we do all of the planning and work for several events throughout the year, but if we get enough people willing to donate materials, paint, cleanup, repair and make donations of any kind, we will


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controls here, such as insects and diseases, that exist in their native habitat. Thus, they have an enormous survival advantage over native species. And the problem is getting much, much worse on nearly all fronts. The global community in which we now live, our importing nearly everything we buy and our policy of pretty much letting anyone who wants to come here into the country, make it nearly impossible to keep foreign plants, bacteria, animals and diseases out. But we’d better come up with a comprehensive defence, while there’s still time to do so, Otherwise, our physical environment will suffer the same fate our culture has.

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South, but that one Mexican immigrant nearly destroyed our cotton industry before we did. Boll weevils from Mexico, fire ants from South America, chestnut blight (a fungus from Asia) which destroyed every chestnut tree in the country, European starlings, English sparrows, Asian tiger mosquitoes, nutria (originally from South America, they were introduced into the United States as the next “mink”), Asiatic clams, Formosan termites (actually from mainland China), zebra mussels from Russia, the list goes on and on and on. Usually the reason these foreign invaders thrive here is because we don’t have the complex array of natural

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be more than happy to help you organize a “Make Dyer Beautiful Again” committee. But you have to volunteer first. It isn’t difficult and you may think that you have nothing to offer, but you do. All it takes is all of us working together to make a huge difference. Oh, yes, it can be done! Wouldn’t it be so satisfying to say, “I live in Dyer!” with pride and excitement? About the city government - go to the meetings. You will be amazed at the workings of local city governments. They have to deal with ordnances, laws, budgets and charters until it is mind-boggling. It isn’t a little social club where they just sit around, file their nails and occasionally make a decision that benefits only them or their friends. It’s hard work, hours of studying issues and trying to make decisions that will ultimately benefit our town. After a few meetings, you will realize what a thankless, tough position it is. But you have to make the move to find out about it. Again, whining about it doesn’t solve a thing. Find out what they do and why and have a better understanding of how the decisions that affect your lives are made. The kids? These poor children have nowhere to go except the streets. Again, volunteer. Again, my number is 692-3832. Many of you have children. A lot of you realize the need for many children to have a place to congregate and socialize where they will stay out of trouble and not be too tempted. Sure, they are still going to get into mischief. Most of us have been there, done that and have the t-shirt to prove it! Wouldn’t it be great to find an area somewhere where we could erect basketball goals, a bicycle track, a few tables, a skateboard area and whatever else would attract kids? So they might tear up a few things. They can always be replaced. Call me. Our committee will be glad to help you organize a group to give our children a place that they can call their own. I guess what I am saying is that every one of us can make an impact on our town and its citizens if we are only willing to make some sacrifices of our time, talents and finances to make realities of the issues that we are concerned about and spend way too much time complaining about. The ball is in your court. Let’s see if you are truly willing to make that difference. If so, the Dyer Station Celebration planning committee is behind you and with you all of the way. We are on the home stretch with our celebration! We have some new events and several new people involved that will

be coordinating some of the events. The Tri-City will run our schedule of events for the next two weeks, so be sure and cut it out of the paper so that you will know when and where everything is. There will also be flyers available at our businesses that you can pick up. Our t-shirts are for sale at Personal Touch and State Farm Insurance. The GCHS Pioneer band boosters will be selling Boston butts and barbecued sandwiches at the park on the 4th, the Praise Singing and CommunityWide Church Services will be held at different locations this year. Kim and Tim Roberts will be heading up the Pet Show. Billy Edmaiston will be in charge of the Cornhole contest on the 4th(and be happy to trade unique, personal philosophies with you). We’ll have a well-known wrestler signing autographs at the park on the 4th, a Trivia Bowl contest will take place on July 2nd and Tom Lannom will host the Rook Tournament on July 2nd at the VFW. We have lots and lots more activities and events scheduled for you to enjoy and in which you can participate. Please be aware that, since it is so difficult and expensive to line up the huge fireworks, in order to see them clearly, you will need to watch them from the park or somewhere close to the park. They are beautiful and awe-inspiring. Also, remember that our celebration is to honor our true heroes-our veterans. Without them, we could never enjoy the freedoms that we take for granted all too often. Thank every one that you see, then thank them again. We are the great nation that we are because of them and their sacrifices. And never fail to remember those who are no longer with us. They made the ultimate sacrifice. Keep in your prayers those soldiers in harm’s way and their families who pray every night for their loved ones’ safe return. Decorate something to enter in the parade, donate food items for the Old Country Store, take a cake to the cakewalk and enter some of the contests and competitions. Just get out with your families and friends and have a ball with us during the Fourth of July. We do it all for you, our community of friends and we don’t mind, at all, the hard work and months of planning, to provide you with a chance to be a part of our town’s celebration. Remember to volunteer and make a difference, keep a positive smile on that face of yours, get ready to celebrate our community’s and nation’s veterans and join us for a down home, small town, fun-filled Fourth of July. God bless you and God bless America!

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Couple arrested for guns, drugs from page 1 II controlled substance with intent •possession of Schedule IV controlled substance with intent •possession of Schedule VI controlled substance with intent

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•possession of drug paraphernalia Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold said the schedule drugs included hydrocodone and Zanax. “I commend the hard work of the drug task force and regard it as a valuable asset as we press the fight against those who chose to poison our county with unlawful drugs,” the sheriff said. “These arrests are a good example of law enforcement working together using every resource and opportunity to focus on the threat of illegal drugs throughout Gibson County and around the region. Thanks to this commitment nearly two pounds of marijuana will not threaten our children, our schools or our families,” he added.

WEAPONS CONFISCATED – West Tennessee Drug Task Force special agent in charge, Donnie Blackwell (left), holds a semi-automatic rifle with a 40-round clip as Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold holds a bag of marijuana that was confiscated during a drug and

weapons raid made in northern Gibson County last week. Several rifles and handguns, ammunition boxes filled with hundred of rounds of ammo, cash and drugs were taken from the residence. Terry and Judy Mitchell of 97 Tyson Store-Mason Hall Road were arrested.

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Sex offender sweep leads from page 1 Officers checking on Lee Tyler Simpson, 24 of 433 Parkview Drive, Dyer found a working methamphetamine lab in the residence. Simpson was arrested and charged with violation of the Sex Offender Registries, initiating a process to manufacture methamphetamine, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, manufacturing of Schedule II methamphetamine and violation of the Drug Free School Zone Act as the residence is less than 1,000 feet from school property. He is held under $50,000 bond. Simpson’s mother, Robin Farris, 48, has been charged with possession of Schedule VI (marijuana) and released under $750 bond. All had preliminary hearings set for June 21st in Gibson County General Sessions Court at Trenton except Long who is set to appear June 22nd in Humboldt. “I appreciate the efforts of the agencies involved. It says a lot about law enforcement’s ability to work together when you can mobilize this many agencies and show a positive result. We remain committed to the safety of our children and families by ensuring compliance with our state’s sex offender laws,” added Arnold.

from page 1 as the drum was a man-sized drum and the boy, just a child. The memory of the boy’s desire for the drum stayed with the grandfather long after the boy had become a man gone on distant seas in the U. S. Navy. And so the grandfather decided the drum would go to John when he, the grandfather, went on to his reward. That happened in 1959, while Blake was still in the navy. The drum was purchased new, in the year 1906 by John Blake’s grandfather, Opha Tenney. Tenney and several of the other men of the Mount Union community in West Virginia formed a band with French horns and drums. They did not formally declare themselves the Mount Union Band until 1908, after they had practiced and learned to play for two years. The social center of Mount Union is the Mt. Union United Methodist Church which sits at the crossroads of Upshur County highways 16/10 and 26 at an altitude of 2200 feet. Its nearest community is Kedron, with Sand Run and Tallmansville not far away. A congregation has met there since 1851 for their spiritual needs and religious celebrations as well as a gathering place for homecomings and family reunions. Its beautiful and peaceful cemetery provides a final resting place for the faithful. Mt. Union is a

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beacon on its hill serving as a directional marker for the mortal traveler and for the spiritual sojourner alike. The Mount Union Band would play whenever the community would gather. In 1908 the band had eleven members, four of whom were Tenneys. Nine of the members played French horns of various sizes, while Homer Tenney played the snare drum and Blake’s grandfather, Opha Tenney, played the large bass drum. John Blake has many fond memories from his childhood and his youth growing up in the mountains. He recalled, “We lived in Sand Run, which is not very far from Mt. Union. Sand Run is located between two tunnels in the mountains where the railroad came through during World War II. After the war, they came and took back up the rails for the railroad but the railroad bed and grade is still there. The army would bring German prisoners-ofwar on the train and put them to work, either in the mines on up the line or picking blackberries, or anything that needed to be done. We had more forest than anything else in the mountains, so people picked blackberries by the washtub-full. There was a train platform where we could leave our berries or other goods and the train would pick them up and carry them on at the time.” “After the war was over, and the government came and took the railroad back up, the railroad platform had fallen into disrepair. I was there one day pulling up boards when I was maybe ten years old and I found what looked like a lady’s purse under some of the boards. It was full of German money. I guess some of the prisoners had hidden it there and then never got the chance to retrieve it. I was scared to be found with it. In my child’s mind I was afraid the authorities would think I was a German spy or escapee and would send me off as a prisoner. I took the money to another place where I buried it and didn’t tell anyone about it until much later. I have been back to that place and it seemed that nothing has changed in all that time, but we still have not found the German money. There

were coins as well as bills. Some of my relatives took a metal detector up there, but it was not a very good one, so the money is still buried there somewhere.” Blake told the story of the drum: “The Mt. Union band would play on many occasions and my grandfather would keep the time on the big drum. I always wanted to beat the drum but it was not allowed. For what things cost back then, those instruments were probably a great expense to the band members. I still wonder at how they were able to afford them. They probably had to scrape and save for a long time to pay for them, so naturally you wouldn’t turn them over to a child.” “My grandfather knew I loved the drum and so he told me that he was going to leave it to me. When he passed away in 1959, I was in the navy, so the drum went from one uncle to another over the years. I was destined not to return to live in West Virginia after the navy. I guess I could say the deep West Virginia snows of winter had a hand in that. When we had a leave from duty one winter, a good friend of mine in the navy asked me to come home with him for the holidays here in West Tennessee. There was no question of going home, because when the snows come to Mt. Union, you cannot get in or out of the mountains. I came here for the holidays with my friend,

Charles Barron. While we were here I met his first cousin, Faye Barron. Destiny took its course and I ended up married to Faye and we have lived here ever since.” Blake continued, “I have gone back to Mt. Union from time to time over the years, but the drum had faded into a memory, although never forgotten entirely. Then, three years ago, my brother Stanley passed away. My aunt, my mother’s sister Mary, was at the estate sale a short time later and there was the drum, put up for sale. Aunt Mary told everyone then and there that the drum was not for sale because it rightfully belonged to me, and had never been delivered into my hand as it should have been. Aunt Mary took the drum and gave it to my older sister, Betty Crites. They were going to surprise me with it at the next family reunion, which was held recently. They knew I was coming, but the surprise was spoiled because someone let the cat out of the bag and I had already received the news.” So now I have the drum, which is 105 years old, and has been mine in absence since 1959. I will be 72 years old on June 24. Through all those years I wanted to play that drum, or at least bang on it and hear that sound, but now I’m afraid to do it because the drum cover is made of some kind of stretched animal hide and

is 105 going on 106 years old. I will have to settle for admiring the drum without banging away on it, just as I admired it as a child. At least I can sit and think of all the good memories that come with the drum. It is like the fond return of an old childhood friend, or like having again a part of my grandfather’s life brought back to life here and now.” Blake lightly touched the side of the remarkable drum that will be displayed in the den of his home now, not locked away in some forgotten closet or attic darkness with only cobwebs and dust for company. The drum is in remarkably good condition to have passed over a century. There are the marks and scratches and stains of time on its still taut drumhead. It is only for the imagination to wonder how many new loves were found by the sound of the drum as young couples reeled to the music of the band on the grounds of old Mt. Union? How many community picnics did the old drum serve? How many young men found courage rise in their hearts as the drum called them to go to the Great War or World War II and beyond? How many solemn feet found their slow cadence by the old drum walking in funeral procession to the Mt. Union Cemetery? Blake smiled and said, “If this old drum could talk, what a tale it could tell.”

MOUNT UNION BAND – The Mount Union Band began practice in 1906 and officially became a band in 1908. Members pictured here are: (front row from left) Floyd Montgomery, Bill Tallman, Fred Tenney and John Blake’s grandfather Opha Tenney. (Back row from left) Homer Tenney, J. L. Montgomery, Marcellis (Fats) Montgomery, Joe Hornbeck, Ed Hornbeck, Burton Hornbeck and Porter Tenney.

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Community Living Sunday School for Shut-In We have all been born of water first. Then we were born of Spirit when we were born again (John 3:5). We are His disciples, Jesus explained and said, “If you love Me keep My commandments and I will pray the Father and He will give you another helper that He may abide with you forever, the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees Him nor knows Him but you know Him for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans I will come to you.� “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me, because I live you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father and you in Me and I in you.� John 14:15-20. Jesus says that the Spirit of truth, the Helper will be seen and known in us. Then He says, “I will cone to you.� In this scripture the word “another� means

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Crowe - Petty Kenneth and Donna Crowe of Finger and Jeff and Sherry Petty of Trenton joyfully announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Stephanie T’Neil Crowe and Jeffery Kyle Petty. Stephanie is the granddaughter of Cora Crowe and the late Georgie Harold Crowe and the late Elmer and Nettie Cagel. She is a 2002 graduate of Pine Hill Christian School and is currently self-employed. Kyle is the grandson of W.C. and Ola Mae Petty of Trenton and Gerald and

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Golden Agers On June 15 in the Dyer FBC Family Life Center, 22 Golden Agers met for a morning of fellowship and worship. Following snacking on a remarkable array of foods, the group entered into a time of prayer for those sick or having surgery in the community led by President Jerry Legg, prayers were uplifted for Andy King, Alice Curtis, Steve Barron, Reba Coleman, and our own Nell Needham after her recent knee replacement surgery. Prayers were also extended for the 23 volunteer missionaries from Dyer FBC and their upcoming work in Quito, Ecvador, South America during the week of June 19, 2011. Brother Legg programs for Golden Agers, which will include their going to Union University August 4 for a BBQ dinner and a concert by Charles Billingsby of Minnesota. Good music was the next segment to enjoy as Anne Thompson played group numbers “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks� and “Count

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“another one just like� Him. He is the Helper, the Spirit of truth. He told them that He would come, He told them that they would see Him. Now one of His disciples asked how He could reveal Himself to them but not be seen by others at the same time? (John 14:22) How would Jesus do that? Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me he will keep My word and Me Father will love him and We will come to him and make our home with him.� John 14:23 NKJV. God makes us new (John 2:10) He poured in His Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). To do that He had to make us new. The old could never hold The New (Luke 5:38, Mark 2:22) God wouldn’t put His Spirit into an earthen vessel unless He’d first prepared the earthen vessel (Matthew 9:17).

By Virginia Burgess Your Blessings� with Shirley Shull and Kenneth McEwen leading the group Kenny’s special was “Thank You, Lord For Your Blessing on Me� and he asked his audience to join him in singing the beautiful chorus. To introduce his devotional of the morning, Brother Michael Barnett, Dyer FBC minister of youth and children, claimed answered prayer in the quick contract on his and Lydia’s house at the Three Way. After making minor improvements on the house. They had only put it on the market May 31. Brother Michael chose Psalm 95 as his scripture reference to emphasize how we should praise the Lord in our worship. The praise service in this service was noisy and energetic and spontaneous. Many times, our praise lags because we are looking for one more miracle instead of praising Him for what he has already done. In II Samuel 6:14 David even danced before the Lord in his utter joy of worship.

Rutherford 1st Baptist By Katheryn Blankenship I didn’t get the news in last week, because last Monday I had cataract surgery, What a difference. Sunday was Father’s Day, we honored all fathers during morning service. Johnny White was the oldest child present, Charles Cherry traveled the most miles and Gene Clark had the most children. Instead of a carnation they all were given candy. They are all a kid at heart. The men filled the choir and did a great job on the special. “Mansion on a Hill Top.� Chad Cunningham gave his

testimony and Danny Dunn was the speaker. Sunday evening Cindy and Haley Earls reported in the Brazil mission trip. Brother Jason and Julie have a big week ahead. Julie enters the hospital Wednesday to have her new son, remember them in your prayers. Those having birthdays this week: Matt Wilson, and Frances Lasater. If you don’t have a home church come worship with us. Until next week, God bless.

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The Grapevine We had a wonderful Father’s Day service at St. Paul Sunday morning, beginning with Sunday school. The mass choir started the service off with a wonderful devotion. Three of our lead singers, Vivian Moore, Preston White and Ronald Banks, each singing specials. Geraldine Grice gave a beautiful welcome, Rodney Alford read one of his famous readings, and the Patamine team performed one of their new numbers. A space was reserved for anyone to express “what your father means to you� which was very enjoyable. We had comments from Rev. Michelle Skinner and Minister Timothy White and LuShonda Dennis introduced her father, Deacon Ronald Banks who was the speaker of the hour. His topic “Do you see what I see� was found in I Samuel 16:6&7 and 11 & 12. He did a wonderful job. Sister Yolonda was our worship leader. Rev. and Sis Pounds daughter, Cynthia and her daughters, Merrisa and Cerease of Ripley worshipped with us. Michelle Skinner and Rodney Alford treated their father, James to dinner to a dinner at the Bar and Grill in Humboldt. Of course Lil

and Mrs. Bob Rutledge of McKenzie, TN. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sibyl Rutledge of Dyer and the late Mr. and Mrs. R. A. James of McKenzie. He is a 2003 graduate of Middle TN State University, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems. He has been employed for the past seven years as a software developer for Franklin-based Medical Reimbursements of America. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, July 9, 2011, in the Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Brentwood. After the wedding, the couple will reside in Franklin.

By Sarah Skinner Sarah and I accompanied them. Joyce Walker of Milan, Bruce Bailey of Huntingdon, Steve Bailey of Iowa, Cathy Bailey and Kim Bailey traveled to Tulsa, OK recently to visit George Bailey and his children. They reported George is doing very well. Lucy Brooks of Nashville has spent several days with her brother, Rev. John Brooks. She comes to check on him often. Teresa Brooks and daughter Kia of Nashville were home for the weekend. She visited her father, Rev. Brooks, Sonia Dilworth and family in Jackson and Geraldine Grice and the Skinners. Sonia and daughters, Rayne and Raven visited her mother, Geraldine and the Skinners Sunday also. Harold and Pearl Banks enjoyed their sons, Harold, Ronald, Dr. Denny and Lenny Banks and their families Sunday. Harriette Alford and I were in Jackson Friday for her eye doctor’s appointment. Lil Sarah and I visited Michelle And Sophrina Moore Saturday and went to the beautician also. Remember Josie Johnson and all the sick in your prayers. God bless and have a good week.

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Community Calendars BACK YARD BIBLE CLUBS June 27 – July 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Rocky Point Apartments in Dyer. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dyer City Park Songs, puppets, crafts, Bible stories and games. Ages 4-12 Sponsored by New Bethlehem Baptist Church. YORKVILLE CP CHURCH Yorkville CP Church will be hosting “Pandamania” Vacation Bible School June 27 through July 1 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please join us for a wild time! GC UTILITY DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISIONERS MEETING The Gibson County Utility District Board of Commissioners meeting will be on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Office. KELLWOOD REUNION There will be a 3rd Kellwood reunion June 25th at the Rutherford school gym starting at 12 noon. Meal will be potluck so bring a dish of your choice. Soft drinks will be furnished. Entertainment throughout the afternoon. Rep. Curtis Halford will be special guest. This is for all former Kellwood employees and their family. RUTHERFORD AREA ACTION CLUB The Rutherford Area ACTION Club will meet on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the Rutherford City Hall. Immediately following this meeting the Davy Crockett Days Advisory Committee will meet to discuss plans for the 4th Annual Davy Crockett Days. Anyone interested in helping with ACTION Club projects or Davy Crockett Days is welcomed to attend. DSC ROOK TOURNAMENT The Rook Tournament is back on the Dyer Station celebration schedule with Tom Lannom doing the 2011 competition. Come early Saturday, July 2 at 10 a.m. to the VFW for a lively contest and great fun. Subway gift certificate will be awarded to winners. DSC PRAISE SINGING The Dyer Station Celebration Praise Sing will be at the Dyer First United Methodist Church Thursday evening, June 30 at 7 p.m. If you or your choir can participate, please call Alice Ernest at 692-3632 or David McEwen at 731414-9198. Let us include you in our evening of worship through music. SCHWAN’S AT RELAY FOR LIFE The Schwan’s truck will be at the Relay for Life Event, Friday night, June 24th, from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m, at the Gibson County High School. You can pick up your pre-orders or buy items from the truck. The Dyer School Relay for Life Team will receive a % of all sales. JOE TIDWELL, CPA IS MOVING Joe A. Tidwell, CPA office has moved! Please visit us at our new location, 441 N. Trenton St. Suite C., Rutherford; in the shopping center with Dollar General Store. MASON HALL REUNION On Saturday, July 2 starting at 1 the Mason Hall Community Center there will be a reunion for past students of Mason Hall School or former residents of the Mason Hall area. For sale will be a recently compiled book of graduating classes, a Mason Hall Community History Book, and Mason Hall School Plates. You are encouraged to bring a yard chair. KENTON WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL PAGEANT Kenton White Squirrel Festival committee will be sponsoring their annual White Squirrel pageant beginning at 1 o’clock on Saturday, June 25th. The pageant is open to all areawide contestants between the ages of 0 and 21 years old and includes boy between the ages of 0 and 5. You may pre-register at Kenton City Hall (749-5767) or (749-5830) You may also register at the door prior to the event. Winners will receive trophies and crowns and trophies. everyone is welcome. GC IMAGINATION LIBRARY The Gibson County Lmagination library annual meeting will be Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Trenton City Hall. Officers and board members will be elected. All persons are invited to attend. Call Don Farmer at 234-8411 for more info. WHITE SQUIRREL 5K July 2, 2011 Registration at 7 a.m. Race begins at 7:30 a.m. Located at teh gym on College Street in downtown Kenton. The first to register will receive a free tshirt! All proceeds go to fund the White Squirrel Festival. $15 entry fee contact: Ashley Russell 446-9549 or Angela Sanford at 693-2784. MASON HALL NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH The Mason Hall Neighborhood watch will be having a meeting June 28, 2011 at 6:30 in the Community Center.

Dyer Station Celebration Annual Pet Show Before we know it the Dyer Station Celebration festivities will begin! To all pet owners and lovers, the annual pet show will once again be on the Fourth of July. Registration will begin at 2 p.m. with the pet show at 2:30 p.m. under the gazebo at The David Robinson Park. Categories for all ages are Most Unusual, Most Talented, Largest pet, Smallest pet, Best Groomed, Best Costume/ Dressed, Owner/Pet lookalike, Most Photogenic (bring a picture with your pet) and Prettiest Eyes. Categories for ages 12 and under (person, not pet) are Waggingest Tail, Copy Cat (act like your pet or your pet acts like you), and Best Kisser; and of course there will be a prize for Best of Show. Bring your pets and join


in the fun on Monday, July 4th. All pets are welcome!

FIRST TOMATOS OF THE SEASON - Peggy Peevyhouse who lives on Reg Thompson Rd. in Dyer brought in the first tomato of the season to the TCR. She thinks the plant is a Jet Star. Peevyhouse also brought in the first tomato in last year.

Dyer Church of Christ Morning worship services had an attendance 84 and 77 in Sunday school. Our message for the morning service came from the book of Genesis 18:19, the command to keep the way of God. Deuteronomy 4:9, Take heed and teach your children. Hebrew 11:7, prepare. The role of the father in the family is important and the bible teaches how to become better fathers for our families. Noah taught his children to keep the way of God and had a role in the lives of his family. Because of Noah’s faith he was able to prepare and protect his family from the flood. 40% of homes today in the United States are single parent families with the majority being led my mothers. Our message for the evening service came from the book of Haggai 1, neglecting the work of God. Consider our ways; seek first the kingdom of God. It is easier to serve ourselves than to serve God and keep his commandments. Remember in Prayer: Bryan Cathey’s father, Geogia Gladhill, Logan Abbott, Tracy Speer, all of our shut-ins and one’s in nursing homes. Many thanks go to Rutherford Church for hosting this week’s youth devotional in our Summer Youth Series every Sunday evening after services. Brother Roger Udder brought a great message for the youth, there was a good attendance of 138 and the food and fellowship was wonderful. Mark your calendars for June 26, Sunday evening after services Dyer Church will be hosting the youth devotional Summer Youth Series and we hope to see you there. If you can help out or bring a dessert please contact Bobby or Sabrina Sullivan. Congratulations to Kristin Roberts and Bradley Skinner (now Mr. and Mrs.) on their beautiful wedding Saturday evening. The decorations were gorgeous with orange, white and a little camouflage from the groom’s party. This was a joyous occasion and we


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wish Bradley and Kristin the best. Please sign up for the 4th of July parade this year to participate in spreading the news of our upcoming VBS in July. There will be a meeting this Sunday, June 26th so Joey Barron can get an idea of how many will be able to participate. The next visitation meeting will be June 26th at 5:30 p.m. for all who can participate. This is also a good opportunity for our youth to get involved this summer in the work of the church. Mark your calendars, our next activity Sunday will be July 31st. We will have a special message, an “add a dish” meal after services and an early service at 2 p.m.


Sarah-Taylor Argo was awarded one of the top spots at the finals of the Miss Tennessee Pageant Saturday night in what spectators called the toughest competitions in years. Sarah-Taylor represented Gibson and Crockett Counties on the stage this past week as Miss Middle Tennessee State University. Earlier in the week SarahTaylor was also awarded a CMN (Children’s Miracle Network award) and awarded an additional $1,000 scholarship. The money raised goes directly to Lebohoneur Children’s hospital in Memphis TN. Sarah-Taylor’s cheering section and amount of fans was noted several times during the week even by Jay and Allison DeMarcus. She said,” The orchestra conductor told me before my talent performance in finals

Saturday night that I had so many fans that he would wait till it quieted before he started my music so I didn’t miss my introduction. That made me feel so good to know that so many had taken time out to come and cheer me on. They even had glow sticks each night so if they weren’t sitting with our group I could still see them wherever they were. The support was overwhelming and made me want to perform to the best of my ability for them. Thank you to each person who has played a role in support of me during this journey.” A junior at MTSU, Sarah-Taylor will continue her studies this fall where as Miss MTSU she will have the opportunity to be involved in many activities from recruiting, to singing the national anthem at games and events, to leading the homecoming parade and festivities. “I look forward to these and the chance to represent such an awesome university. We have many Gibson and Crockett County students coming to MTSU and I am so excited about that too. I wish the best of luck to them and if they need anything I am just a phone call or facebook message away,” Argo stated. Sarah-Taylor is the daughter of Anthony and Janet Richardson of Alamo and Doug and Andrea Argo of Trenton. She is the granddaughter of Stan and Betty Black of Alamo, Jane and John Argo and Ralph and Diann Richardson of Rutherford.

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Laneview Baptist Church It was a great day to be in God’s house. We enjoyed a beautiful special by Johnny Cavender. The title of the message was “ My Hero.” God has given all father’s a purpose and that is too be the leader of the home and to lead their children. Father’s lead their children in a direction, right or wrong they are leading. Children begin at an early age to pick up the talk, the actions, and the attitudes of their parents. If a father abides in Christ and His words he will have the knowledge to lead. We have an example to go by its the way our Heavenly Father loves us. None of us are perfect or ever will be

here on earth but if we strive to teach God’s ways to our children it will give them the foundation they need to guide the next generation. Scripture Ref: Pro. 22:6 “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Scripture Ref: Joshua 24:15 “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” We thank you father’s that you love the Lord and you serve the Lord you are our hero’s! Prayer List: Joey and Christy Holloway, Patsy Mooney and many unspoken. Have a great week tell someone you love Jesus!

Bethpage By Joyce Brown Wasn’t the weekend rain a great blessing? You can almost watch the corn growing. We had a really good crowd for Sunday service at Bethpage as many families attended to be with their dads on father’s day. The dads were honored during our welcome time. Lynn Greene had a birthday and had to come pay her money to the delight of her grandkids who were with her. Tina and Janice opened worship with a favorite “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” and call to worship was “Jesus, Something About That Name.” The front pew was packed with preacher’s pals and Bro. James talked to them about Joseph’s brothers selling him. They were really listening and paying attention. Bro. James then preached from 2 Pet 2:17-22 on the title “Forgiveness or Permission.” Our baby bottles for Birth Choice have all been turned in and will be delivered to that facility this week. That is a worthy ministry and we

look forward to participating in that effort each Spring. Zach Cochran will be helping lead an upcoming Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp where around 400 youth will be attending. He asked prayers for this camp and the kids who will be there that their lives will be impacted. We invite you to add your prayers to join with ours for our youth need the guidance and encouragement they will get during this time to focus their time and attention on God. From the Pastor’s pen: The dove found no rest outside of the ark and returned to it. Our souls learn everyday that there is no satisfaction in earthly things, God alone gives rest to our spirits. Jesus Christ is “rest” He is “home.” Come to Jesus, all who are hovering over restlessness and turmoil. Genesis 8:11 Then the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth.


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RELIGION Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell The Lord continues to bless us with the wonderful rain we have had these past few days. As one looks out at the beautiful fields of wheat, corn, soybeans and cotton, you can but help to see God’s hand in it all. God has told us that He will take care of us, on condition that we accept and follow Him. James White continues to improve in his health rehabilitation at Milan. His wife, Peggy remains in the Dyer Nursing Home. Our topic for discussion last Sunday centered with the theme of “on the brink.” Life (or is it God?) has a relentless way of pushing us to the brink. Through a persistent parade of obstacles and opportunities we are continually confronted with moments that demand a decision. In our text we find that the nation of Israel stands at just such a place. Before them lie the blessings of God. Behind them gather the dust clouds of Pharaoh’s chariots. The Israelites have left Egyptian bondage and are encamped on the shores of the Red Sea. The Egyptian Pharaohs heart was hardened by God and he leads all his army in pursuit of the Israelites to bring them back to Egypt. In Exodus 14:13-15 we read; “Then the people said to Moses, because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? Is it not the word we told you in Egypt saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians?’ For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness” and Moses said to the people, “do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today, for the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. God’s message to a people on the brink is to fear not.

The sources of fear are two. 1. The fear of the past, in Israel’s case, was the chariots of Egypt bent on revenge. In our case it is often the failures of our pasts which come back to haunt us. 2. In Israel’s fear of the future was the uncertainty of the wilderness. In our case it is not knowing what the future holds. The strength which dispels fear comes from above, not from within us. Another message from God to people on the “brink” is to stand firm. The brink is a precarious place to stand. It is a place from which we, like Israel, like to run. We can try to run backwards, to retreat into the security of the past. Israel entertained this idea numerous times in the wilderness. We can try to “run-away,” to escape the challenges of following God. A shallow belief always vanishes in the face of challenge. But God’s message to a people on the brink is to “stand firm”. Somehow, even in the face of the greatest challenge, faith takes a stand. Know who you are, trust in the God you serve and resolve that you will not be moved! A final message from God to people on the “brink” is to see the zalvation in the Lord. Though the brink is a fearful and uneasy place to stand, it is also the best place to observe what God can do. God brought Israel to this place for the very purpose of demonstrating His power to save. The Red Sea they saw as the edge of disaster now becomes the threshold of salvation. God acts in decisive ways to demonstrate that it is He alone who can truly save. This is the message of this text. It is precisely when we are at our “end”, when the situation seems most hopeless that God does His greatest works. The problem for most is that we will not let Him. We try to do it on our own and will fail most miserably.

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Kenton News Emily Woods, Cindy Lamar, and Joe and Deborah Eddlemon attended the first Relay for Life Survivor’s Dinner held at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dyer. Representing the KentonMason Hall Community Relay for Life Team, they joined a serving staff made up of members from Relay teams. The honored guests, all cancer survivors were escorted to their tables and served a delicious BBQ meal with all the fixins, catered by Toot ‘N Tell It and Joe and Deana’s with desserts provided by Relay for Life team members. The evening was a great success, as everyone enjoyed themselves immensely! Jesse Davidson was kept company most of the day last Sunday afternoon at Cane Creek for a very special Father’s Day. As if planned in advance, after one visitor left, another one arrived soon. Excited and surprised as each guest entered the room, Jesse enjoyed visits from Brandon, Kelly, Maddie, Mary, and Mallory Norton of Dyersburg, Ronald Davidson and Kalli Wales of Dresden, and Cindy Lamar of Kenton. Friday evening, June 24 at the Gibson County High School football field the Gibson-North Relay for Life main event will begin at 6 p.m. with the opening ceremony to begin at 6:30 p.m. Make your plans to attend this event and you will have a most wonderful time as well as help the Relay for Life Teams support the American Cancer Society in their

Wednesday evening services opened with prayer requests and praise service. Chairman of deacons,Wallace Alford was moderator of our monthly business meeting. Our minister, Brother Corey Meggs began the study, “road to restoration.” He spoke from the first chapter of Ezra, the first 8 verses. The brokenness of the nation of Israel reminds us of the brokenness of our country today. The heart of the problem is a problem of the heart. Spiritual growth comes only from God. Sunday morning services began by honoring the fathers. Minister of music, Brother Terry Owens blessed us by singing “It is true” a very appropriate song for Father’s Day. Brother Corey’s morning message, “Faith begins at home” was taken from Deuteronemy 6:1-7. he reminds us as the family goes so goes the church. What sort of message do you give to your children and grandchildren? We are to live out what we believe.


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Sunday, June 26 Sunday School at 10 a.m. Morning Worship at 11 with speaker Brother Noel Edwards Noon Potluck Lunch The McEwens singing at 1:30 Come celebrate 181 years with us!

At the close we had a beautiful dedication service for Hadley Morgan Powell, daughter of Stephen and Amy Powell using I Samuel 1:26-28. Sunday evening Brother Corey spoke on “the wrong way” from II Kings 1:1-17 telling Elisha calling down fire from heaven twice. Chapter 5: 1-14 is the story of Elisha and the healing of Naaman’s leprosy. Everyone enjoyed sharing the delicious cake baked by our men. Next Sunday, at 2 p.m. New Hope will conduct services at Dyer nursing Home. Continue to remember the many on our prayer list: Brother Andy King as he recovers from hernia surgery, the 3 men from our church as they travel on a mission trip to Ohio and our friends in the nursing home. Joke of the day: A woman went to a new doctor, so young he was hardly shaving. After being in the room a couple of minutes she came running out screaming. An older doctor caught her and asked what was the matter. He went to the young doctor and said what is wrong with you, she is 65 years old with 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren and you tell her she is going to have a child! The young doctor grinned and said well it cured her hiccups, didn’t it?

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Celebrating birthdays BY WILLIAM G. MCFARLAND Birthdays are important to everyone, but they are especially important to people who have had cancer. Thursday night, June 16 was a night that cancer survivors came to celebrate their birthdays˜to celebrate another birthday. The event was held at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church basement. Ninetytwo attended. And it was a celebration. Guests were seated by gentlemen who are members of some 2011 Relay Team. They were served by others members of these teams and enjoyed bar-b-que with all the trimmings which was furnished by Joe N Deana’s and Toot N Tell It. Relay teams furnished the desserts. The CP team furnished the drinks. Guests dined from purple plates, used purple napkins with Relay for Life Happy Birthday 2011 stamped on them, and enjoyed using the finer dinnerware. Mints were at each place as well as “Happy Birthday is a victory song!� pins. Guests also enjoyed treats of candy which has been wrapped in

all colors of birthday wrap. Purple and white balloons were scattered throughout the room. Balloon bouquets were at each table. A special birthday cake made by Jane Ayers was the focal point for the singing of Happy Birthday by Veronica Richards. Richards chose Paul Halford, a cancer survivor, from the audience to help her sing, light the candles, hold the cake as she sang, and blow the candles out after the song. Carroll Griffin who does much with the Jackson Area Relay for Life and who has experienced cancer within his family spoke. His light hearted speech brought many laughs. Recognitions were made by him and stories told about these people also brought laughs. The evening was as it was hoped to be. Everyone enjoyed himself/herself. Everyone laughed. It was a happy evening with no tears. Bitsy Gilliland was the chairman of the enriching evening. Through her guidance, team member waiters/waitresses all dressed the same and served in the southern traditions of times almost gone by.

Keely Mill Happy Father’s Day. Our Sunday morning services began with the hymn “Heavenly Sunlight.� Berl O’Brien opened us in prayer. We all dismissed to our Sunday school classes. Keith Hamlin opened the young adult class in prayer before doing a good job teaching us our lesson Live Above Board from Jeremiah 7-10. Believers demonstrate their faith is genuine by how they live. Laura Hawks closed class in prayer. Our Sunday morning worship services began with Elaine Fields playing the piano and Mike Fields leading us in our offering hymn “Jesus Paid It All.� Dakota Warren opened services in prayer. Rejoice in the Lord always. Bro. Steve welcomed everyone and made many announcements. All the fathers in the church were recognized and given a book marker. We all enjoyed our special time of meet and great with our church family and visitors where much needed hugs and handshakes are shared. We thank the Lord for all the visitors He sends. Our special music was amazing as Nancy Margadonna played the guitar and sang This is my Father’s World and Scott Fields sang “He Is the One.� The congregation then joined in singing the beautiful hymn “Amazing Grace.� Children’s church was dismissed to Jennifer Fields.

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CANCER CAN STRIKE ANYONE - Cancer does not limit who it affects in our society. It hits multiple members of families. Such in the case with the Connie Powell Family. Connie and Frances Powell (seated) have both had cancer as well as son-in-law Ray Grady and daughter Carolyn Vandergriffe. Another daughter Elaine Fields (not pictured) has also had cancer. These cancer survivors were especially happy to attend the Cancer Survivor Dinner.

CELEBRATING ANOTHER BIRTHDAY - Carroll Griffin was the featured speaker Celebrate Another Birthday Party on June 16. He and his wife Kay enjoyed chatting with Ann Abbott after the evening. Abbott received a small gift as she was designated the “Grandmother� of the Gibson - North Relay for Life. She has counted every bit of the money that has been raised by the Relay since it began in our area. That’s over $500,000.

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The West Tennessee family of Henry and Tera Eola Loggins gathered in the home of Bettye Loggins McCaffrey Ellis for a day of fun and recalling happy memories of days past. There were nine children in the Henry Loggins family. Four of the children’s family were present for the joyous occasion. After gathering around a table filled with homegrown vegetables, fried chicken and deserts, laughter and memories were shared. Pearl Loggins Hall’s family present were Henry and Marie Hall of Milan, Michele and Maria Ortiez of Humboldt and Mary Jane and Henry Walters of Munford, Tennessee. Sammie Loggins Farrar was represented by Henry and Wanda Farrar of Rutherford. Tucker Loggins Edminston daughter, Sue Lynn and granddaughter, Betty Ann of Newbern were present. The family if Reuben was represented by the hostess, Bettye, Dorothy Loggins and grandson, John McCaffrey of Rutherford, Gwen McCaffey and Gene McReynolds and great, great grandson, Max McReynolds of Jackson. Pauline Logan’s son, Don, lives in Florida and Pearce has 2 sons, Henry and Rondell who live in Nashville. The other three children were Hugh, Mary and Bowen and all of their children are deceased.


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Bro. Steve’s morning message was from Exodus 12:13. The Responsibility of a Father. Keith Hamlin dismissed services in prayer as the hymn “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling� was sung. Our Sunday night services began with everyone singing the hymn Rock of Ages. We dismissed to our discipleship training classes. Christy Skelton opened the adult class in prayer. Mike Fields did a good job teaching us our lesson “Know Your Gifts.� Each of us has been given a gift or gifts for building up the body of Christ, His Church.

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Let’s Celebrate Birthdays! Gibson - North Relay For Life June 24, 2001 • 6:30 p.m.

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CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS - Celebrating another birthday was the theme of the Cancer Survivor Dinner June 16 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dyer. Cancer survivors Paul Halford and Mary Helen Scarborough (far right) were among the 50 survivors who attended the dinner which was given by Joe N Deana’s, Toot N Tell It and Gibson - North Relay for Life Teams. Jane Ayers (left) made a Birthday Cake for the occasion. Holding the cake with Halford is Elizabeth Fair, American Cancer Society Community Representative. Veronica Richards (next to Fair) sang Happy Birthday to the Survivors.

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Sports & Education Pioneers football team gearing up for 2011 BY HEAD COACH LEE ATKINS The Pioneers will be fully implementing the WISHBONE offensive scheme this spring. We toyed with some aspects of it in the last few games of the 2010 campaign. Our staff believes this scheme gives us the best chance for victories in the fall. It has been two and a half years since the Pioneers won a football game. We lost over a dozen seniors to graduation and there will be many ‘shoes to fill.’ Senior Zac Cross and junior Zac Walton will be competing this spring for the starting position as an option QB. Both players will see time at the position throughout the season due to the nature of the QB position in the wishbone offense. Senior Zac Cross will share time in the backfield with senior Javon Sowell. Junior

Trey Wiese will return at the FB position and he will be supported by Junior Justice Conley and Danny Evans. Junior Marquee Brown and senior Bernard Chambers may split time at the Z-Back position in the bone and other RB’s will be competing for those coveted backfield positions. On the offensive line we anticipate the following players sharing time: Cameron Johnson, Clayton Yarbro, Marcaous Bailey, Drew Scobey and Jake Wylie. Several underclassmen will be competing for positions on the offensive line. Juniors Drew Scobey and Senior Anthony Hunt will anchor the offensive line at the TE position; however, a couple of underclassmen will also be in the mix for the starting receiver positions. On the defensive side of the ball, Clayton Yarbro

returns from the 2010 All District Team as the leading tackler. Trey Wiese and Drew Scobey will lock down the middle linebacker position. Juniors Marquee Brown and Zac Walton will join seniors Bernard Chambers and Zac Cross in the defensive secondary. Several other players will also see time as defensive backs. Juniors Justin Conley, Dustin Murdoch and sophomore Danny Evans will split time as outside linebackers in a shifting 34 defense. Seniors Chad Cunningham and Cameron Johnson, will join juniors Marcaus Bailey, Jake Wylie, and Anthony Hunt on the defensive line. Jake Wylie will see time again on special teams as the team kicker. Drew Scobey will be sharing time as punter with Clayton Yarbro. The Pioneers must have help from their special

teams this season to see success on the gridiron. We hope to get the ‘monkey off our back’ early in the season and start a winning tradition in Northern Gibson County. Homecoming will be very special this year as we

play South Gibson HS for the first time in a varsity football game. Our school divided into two high schools in 2009 and our senior class had to chose between attending the new school or staying

at our school. This will be the first time our senior class will meet their former teammates on the gridiron since the split. We will have 40 varsity football players in uniform for battle in the fall.

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Gibson County High School holds awards day

CITIZENSHIP AWARDS – Eight GCHS students were selected to receive the Citizenship Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize America’s youth for their citizenship and for making a positive contribution to the school or community. One boy and one girl in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades were selected by their teachers as good citizens. The 12th grade good citizens were selected by the entire faculty. The following students were this year’s winners: (first row) 9th grade- Lexi Whitley, Austin Brewer; 10th grade- Tori Reedy, Andrew Kirkpatrick; (second row) 11th grade- Audrey Todd, Lawson Mann; 12th grade- Lauren Whitley, and Matt Littleton.

AWARDS - (front row left) Automotive Electronics- Timothy Morris, Adv. Principles of Ag-Caleb Mills, Principles of Ag-D. J. Finch, Ag Business-Kayla Baier, (second row) Vet Science-Texanna Edwards, Horse Science-Amanda Greer, Academic Achievement Awards- Cherrie Sherry, and Horticulture-Emilee Wright.

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS - The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognizes young people for volunteer service in their communities. This year two students pursued a nomination for this award. The winners were Hannah Moore and Brittany Hodge. A Certificate of Merit was awarded to Hannah Moore who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to serving our community. She was recognized as a top student volunteer at Gibson Co High School. A Certificate of Achievement is being awarded to Brittany Hodge. Brittany was nominated by GCHS for state recognition because she has demonstrated outstanding commitment to serving our community, and is hereby recognized as one of the top students volunteers at our school.

PERFECT ATTENDANCE - Students receiving recognition for perfect attendance were 9th grade-Kaitlyn Carlton, Jaden Cole, Shante Skinner, Taneia Taylor; 10th grade- Anna Lovell, Garrett Ritter; 11th grade, Alex Crittendon, Courtney Haynes, Jennifer O’Brien; and 12th grade-Jon Patrick Sawyer. The school is gave each of the students a $25 gift card.

VARIOUS AWARDS – Students receiving other awards were (front row left) Computer Applications- Taylor Hassell, Marketing II- Anthony Hunt, Jobs For Tennessee Graduates- Cynthia Rodriguez, (second row) Sports and Entertainment Marketing- Dylan Brown, and Principles of Business- Syler Maitland.

SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDS - Erienne Baker and Matt Littleton are the recipients of The U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Awards presented by the Army Reserve.

DAR GOOD CITIZEN Camille Collins was selected by her classmates as the DAR Good Citizen for 20102011.

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Gibson County High School holds awards day

HEALTH/FOOD SERVICE AWARDS – Students receiving health awards were (front row left) Clinical Internship-Chelsea Reeves, Forensic Science-Jamie Byars, Health Science Education-Kanace Sullenger, Academic Achievement AwardKeundra Skinner, (back row) Culinary Arts II-Nicky Jones, and Culinary Arts IIISara Edwards.

SCIENCE AWARDS – Students receiving science awards were (front row left) Biology-Tori Reedy, Honors Anatomy and Physiology-Danielle Spencer, AP Chemistry-Katie Huff, (back row) Academic Achievement Award-Steven Coble, Physical Science-Patrick Hill, and Honors Chemistry I-Cory Oliver.

ARTS AWARDS – Studetns receiving awards in the arts were (from left) Vocal Music-Nick Sears, Theater Arts- Jacob Estes, Graphic Design- Heather Blankenship, Visual Art 1- Haley Davis, (second row) Art- Summer Lyons, Academic Achievement awards Michael Eddlemon and Crystal Callison.

SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS - Sgt. Kenneth Jackson from the US Marine Corps presented The Scholastic Excellence Award to Andy Murphree, The Semper Fidelis Award for musical excellence to Abbey Struemph, and The Distinguished Athlete Awards to Erienne Baker and Brad Tabor.

MATH AWARDS – Students receiving math awards were (front row left) Honors Geometry-Tori Reedy, Honors Algebra I-Patrick Hill, Academic Achievement Award-Chadd Cunningham, Honors Algebra II-Haley Warwick, (back row) Honors Precalculus-Audrey Todd, and AP Calculus-Katie Huff.

FIRST PLACE IN T-BALL - Northwest TN Gutter team won First Place in the T-Ball Tournament that took place in Kenton. Pictured are: (front row from left) Raymond Johnson, Cameron Clark, Colton Freeman, Peyton Selph, Eli Goad, Taylor McIllwain, (middle row from left) : Zane White, Jonah White, Carter Ewell, Kanya Lancaster, Collin Skelton, (back row from left) : Shaun Goad coah, Joey Selp coach, Justin Ewell coach, not pictured is Seth Skelton coach.

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according to Judy Rayburn, director of admissions. · Miranda Barron, daughter of Joey and Jackie Barron of Rutherford, will be a freshman. She received the Harold Conner Scholarship. Zach Barker, son of Joseph and Bobbie Barker of Trenton, will be a freshman. He received the Harold Conner Scholarship Kaela Grooms, daughter of Jimmy and Lisa Grooms of Humboldt, will be a freshman. She received the UTM McWhorter Freshman Scholarship/Workship Danielle Spencer, daughter of Gary and Kayla Spencer of Kenton, will be a freshman. She received the Harold Conner Scholarship. Additional information on scholarships and other types of financial assistance is available by contacting UT Martin Office of Student Financial Assistance, 205 Administration Building, UT Martin, Martin, Tenn. 38238. In-state residents telephone 800-829-UTM1; out-of-state residents should call (731) 881-7040.

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82.55 ACRES

78 Acres Tillable Cropland Offered in 5 Tracts & Comb. 1,296 Sq. Ft. Vinyl Residence


REAL ESTATE TERMS: 20% Down. Balance 30 days.

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AUCTIONS AND REAL ESTATE SALES MARVIN E. ALEXANDER CAI, Auctioneer - TL 9; TFL 107 239 University Street, Martin, Tennessee Office: 731-587-4244

Page 12 The Tri-City Reporter, Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Property Transfers Corrinne Casey to Linda C. Fisher and husband, Derrill J. Fisher – 2nd CD HML Financial, LLC to Marcus Bell – 7th CD Lynn Arnold and wife, Joan G. Arnold to Jason

Powers and wife, Lyndsey Powers – 13th CD Walter Mortgage Company, LLC to Ronald Eugene Bowers and wife, Felecia Willette Bowers - Dyer


Tues.*June 28*6 PM JACKSON, TN 38305

Real Estate Sells On-Site @ 44 Sagewood Cove Bankruptcy Case No: 09-13106

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

2,228 Sq. Ft. Modern Vinyl Residence ~ 1,608 Sq. Ft. Heated Near Thelma Barker Elem. School Entrance Foyer, Formal Dining Room, Great Room w/ Vaulted Ceiling & Fireplace, Kitchen with Built-Ins (Stove, Venthood, Dishwasher), 3 Bedrooms, Master Bedroom w/ Private Master Bath, 2 Baths, Utility, Double Garage with Workshop Residence needs redecorating & some repairs. Carpeting has been removed. Good Location on Good Street!

Lot - 99.5’ x 183’ LARGE FENCED BACK YARD Trees In Front & Rear Yards

Open House: Sun * June 26 * 2 - 5 PM REAL ESTATE TERMS: 20% Down Bal 30 days w/ deed

10% Buyers Premium Added To Final Bid.



AUCTIONS AND REAL ESTATE SALES MARVIN E. ALEXANDER CAI, Auctioneer - TL 9; TFL 107 239 University Street, Martin, Tennessee Office: 731-587-4244

Visit for all properties! *Residential*Commercial*Auctions*Relocation*Land Milan Office Humboldt Office 5108 S. First*686-3341 1954 Main St*787-4720 Jonathan Murphree 697-3173 •Mykie Anderson 499-2209 •Ray Whitwell 697-5002 •Ruth Ann Pafford 571-2227 •Jimmy Copous 571-7417 •David Nelson 571-1270 •Winfred Allen 420-4720 •Carolyn Allen 697-4710 •Brad Lindsey 414-2318 •Jason Snell 414-2082 •Lisa Massengill 499-0535

107 S. Peck Switch Cove, Dyer 3BR/3BA - $189,900

254 High St, Dyer 3BR/1BA - $55,000

West Tennessee Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church to Golconda, LP – 2nd CD Bellagio Partners to Jerry E. Winberry and wife, Deborah Winberry Mary Bragg, Lisa Hart, Brenda Scalcucci, Robert Eugene Bragg, Candice Bragg Hickson and Chris Bragg to Brian Baker – 13th CD John C. Crenshaw and Gina J. Crenshaw to Wells Fargo Bank NA – 7th CD Rachel Nichols Scheer to Richard Cristofori – 6th CD Janis S. Wilson to Welma Sue Rogers and David Edward Bettie – 1st CD Kelsey T. Wood to Christopher Quinn – 14th CD Steve S. Brasfield and wife, Sheryl L. Brasfield to Steve S. Brasfield and wife, Sheryl L. Brasfield, as tenants by the entirety – 13th CD Farmers & Merchants Bank to David W. Paschall and wife, Tammy G. Paschall – 21st CD Don Thompson and wife, Susan Thompson and Wade Thompson and wife, Jane Thompson to Ernest Turner and wife, Emily Turner – 7th CD Timothy Chapman and wife, Jacinda Chapman to Machell R. Reifsnider and husband, Richard A. Reifsnider – 2nd CD Kelly Ann Whitten to Charles Keith Stele and Paul Anthony Steele – 22nd CD Jerry Charley to Rosa Ines Marmolejo Diaz – 3rd CD Robert S. Smith to Steve Miller and wife, Alice Miller – 13th CD William T. Johnson and wife, Sarah B. Johnson to Timmy Williams – 13th CD David Allen Via and wife, Patty Monette Via to Blake Bogle Spellings and Bryan Thomas Mayo – 8th CD Clark Family Holdings, LLC to Howell Scott Holmes, Jr. and wife, Bonnie Reeves Holmes – 13th CD Homesales, Inc. to Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Guerra – 7th CD Joe Wheeler Wilkes and wife, Dawn Nicholson Wilkes to Anthony C. Wilkes and wife, Amanda D. Wilkes – 2nd CD Wanda Redmond to Douglas Leyh and wife,

Marybelle Leyh – 11th CD Mary Edith Sanders Brown and husband, James Brown to Richard N. Williams – 2nd CD Frank Gonzales to Sammie Stoots and Trisha L. Stoots – Trenton Sharon R. Maitland to Christopher Parham – 7th CD Meegan R. DeFosse to Gregory T. Ayers – Milan BDP investments, a Tennessee General Partnership with the general partners being Andrew Melton and Anthony Melton to William T. Johnson and wife, Sarah B. Johnson – 13th CD Christopher Glenn to Karla Sansotta – 3rd CD Betty Bone Lemonds to Taylor Pennington – 13th CD Janie Williams to Lone Oak Holdings, LLC – 3rd CD Franklin L. Reed to Joye M. Siler -10th CD Wayne Barker, individually and as Trustee of the Wayne Barker Revocable Living Trust and Tyler Barker to Robbin Miller – 21st CD Robert Dodd and wife, Ellen Dodd, Marilyn Cotham and husband, Gerald Cotham, Randy Dodd and wife, LaJeana Dodd and Jeff Dodd and wife, Lori Dodd to Marilyn Cotham – 5th CD Dennis L. Rein and wife, Ruby Lee Rein to Shayne Rauchle and Tim Rauchle – Milan David Williams to Jim McMullen and wife, Kristine McMullen – 4th CD Ronnie K. Lamar and wife, Cindy D. Lamar to Lucas N. Lamar and wife, Cynthia S. Lamar – 10th CD Lila Freeman and Nancy Corley to Charity Stephens, as Trustee for the Jason Stephens Revocable Trust – 9th CD Robert J. Lowe and wife, Peggy Y. Lowe to Alvin R. Blackwell and wife, Tina W. Blackwell – Milan Clark Family Holdings, LLC to Robert John Lowe and wife, Peggy Yvonne Lowe – Medina Scott Reeves to George Taylor and wife, Terry Taylor – 10th CD Robert C. Wyndham and wife, Virginia J. Wyndham, by and through her attorneyin-fact, Robin Wyndham Allen to Robin Wyndham

Allen – 8th CD Margaret Meadows, Norma Sowell, Beverly Murphy, Jerry Eubanks, Gail Johns Abbey, Steve W. Johns, Randy Johns, Kristi Johns Harper, Teresa Johns McConnell, Rhonda Johns Massey and Bandon Johns, the heirs at law of Virginia J. Coats, a/k/a Mary Virginia Coats, and Jerry Eubanks and Beverly Murphy, the heirs at law of Jamie J. Eubanks, a/k/a Jamie McMinn, to Ricky Ferrell and wife, Christy Ferrell and Frank West and wife, Virginia West – 13th CD Jason Matthew Dement to Cool Springs Properties, LLC Barbara McCall to Autumn N. Wynn – 2nd CD James T. Ryal, Jr. and Dee Ann Allen to Karla Chavarria – Dyer Robert L. Duvall and wife, Norma Jane Duvall to Robert M. Chapman – 3rd CD David T. Bunney and wife, Karla K. Bunney to Brian Miller and wife, Ashley Miller – 2nd CD James Yarbrough to Michael Taylor Cole and wife, Monica Lisa Cole – 7th CD Jerry E. Winberry and wife, Debbie Winberry to Sarah Johnson and husband, William D. Johnson Jerry E. Winberry and wife, Deborah Winberry to William S. Miller and wife, Laura J. Miller J.L. Needham and wife, Lisa Needham to Derek Bryant and wife, Jenny Bryant – 8th CD Oneida Cunningham Blurton to Danny Roberts and wife, Karen B. Roberts – 11th CD Dorothe B. Roberson Horne, Michael E. Roberson, Marilyn L. Roberson and Sherrill R. Gregory to Cynthia McCurrie – Humboldt Sheila M. Lewis to Anthony Trent Warren and wife, Teresa D. Warren – Trenton Roger D. Reasons and wife, Judith D. Reasons to Sergio Zarate and wife, Anna Zarate – 3rd CD Larry Beverley and wife, Sharon Beverly to Larry Caldwell – 14th CD Randy M. Holloway to Kirsten M. Piazza – 21st CD Ronald Warren and wife, Elizabeth S. Warren to Terri

West U.S. Bank, National Association, N.D. to Eric L. Cates – 13th CD Michael Thompson and wife, Natalie Thompson to Darrell J. Diller – Trenton Anthony Charles Klippel and wife, Glenda Anne Klippel to Kelsey Wood and wife, Lori Wood – 14th CD Terry McCaleb to Christina Griffith – 17th CD Shannon M. Winfrey – 2nd CD Lincoln Carnes, Mary Pettie, Billy Carnes, Bobby Carnes, James Edward Carnes, Jr., Quincy Carnes, Yolanda Carnes, Christal Carnes and Wilma Nettles Carnes to James Edward Carnes, Jr. – 12 and 13th CD Judith Ann Haynes, Pamela C. Wyont and Dixie Lee McAdoo to Mary C. Staggs – 13th CD J. Lewis Perry, IV and wife, Cassandra D. Perry to Randall Brantley – 3rd CD WMB Investments, LLC to Jerry Maitland – 7th CD Darnessa Lefevre to Chad Johnson and wife, Meredith B. Johnson – 2nd CD Jerry Maitland to Adrian Ewell Tommy R. Carter and wife, Brenda Gale Carter to Douglas Clay Rich and wife, Lorie Ann Rich – Medina Douglas E. Shepherd, Jr. and Edna Shepherd to Deborah Goff – 9th CD Clark Family Holdings, LLC to Evan B. Johnsey and wife, Courtni Johnsey – Medina James Glover Wright to Christopher Parham – Dyer James L. Bruce to Martha Sue Flowers – 13th CD First State Finance, Inc. to Diane W. Taylor – Humboldt Jason P. Harper and Kent Ford, Jr. to Adam J. Zion – Trenton Franklin Turner, Judy Webb, Patricia Forrester, Ricky Turner and William Turner and Kay Turner to Joe Jenkins and wife, Diane Jenkins Richard A. Jercinovich, by and through attorneyin-fact Brandt Jercinovich, to Caraway Farms, LLC. – Humboldt Chad L. Johnson and wife, Mededith Johnson to Adam D. Nelson and wife, Shantel H. Nelson – 2nd CD Tracy Pickard to William Crossnoe – 3rd CD

Marriages 323 Gravettes Crossing Rd, Rutherford 3BR/1BA - 6.20 Ac - $115,000

306 S. Trenton St, Rutherford 4BR/1.5BA - $49,900


290 Northern Chapel, Rutherford 4BR/3BA-Lg Shop-9 Ac - $389,900


182 Countryview, Kenton 3BR/2BA - $115,000

117 Hadley Dr, Rutherford 3BR/1.5BA - $59,900 14 Jesse Wood Rd, Kenton 3BR/1BA - 4 Ac - $69,900 4970 Sidonia Kenton Rd, Kenton 4BR/2BA - $57,900 283 Madison, Dyer 3BR/2BA - $97,900




414 N. Trenton, Rutherford 2BR/1BA - $39,900

417 W. Main, Rutherford 3BR/2BA - $22,000

Investment Opportunity in Dyer/Rutherford Area - Package price $157,900 includes 1 Duplex, and 1 Triplex. Potential income $1,750/month. Excellent locations.

363 Main St, Dyer - Huge office/ showroom with large warehouse area. $69,500.

LAND •Lot - S. Church, Rutherford- $6,500 •1.5 Ac, Dyer - $9,500 •28 Ac - 45 By-Pass, Dyer - $140,000 •30 Ac - St Rt 105, Rutherford - $110,000 •40 Ac - Mercer Cut-Off Loop, Dyer - $96,000

Matthew Blake Curtis of Medina and Julie Ann Mayo of Medina Mark Allen Berkley of Milan and Cassandra Lynn Amezcua Chavez of Milan Paul Terrance Gillespie of Milan and Linda Marie Brown of Milan William Anderson Anderson of Trenton and Wanda Fay Wolfe of Jackson Eli Walker Caswell of Humboldt and Wendy Ann Bennett Black of Humboldt Thomas Jefferson Wade, Sr. of Milan and Pamela

Rena Coleman Young of Humboldt Perry Lee Brewer of Humboldt and Tabitha Ann Williams of Humboldt Beau James Eddings of Dyer and Hellen Kristien Farmer of Dyer Derek Allen Riley of Bowling Green, KY and Brittany Diane Sampson of Humboldt Jared Steven Farmer of Milan and Candice Marie Martin Whitney of Milan Jack Aaron Leonard of Big Sandy and Elizabeth Ann McCurdy of Dyer

James Louis Brasfield of Humboldt and Whitney Paige King of Humboldt Mark Anthony Johnson of Dyer and Christine Marie Flowers of Dyer James Timothy Lawrence of Humboldt and Joyce Ann Williams of Humboldt Jimmy Wayne Rogers of Brownsville and Carol Michelle Wright Rogers of Milan Billy Ray Lee of Milan and Tina Ann Collins of Milan Floyd Hessie Wardlow of Humboldt and Zelodius

Lafrancine Willett of Humboldt Billy Joe Lewis, II of Humboldt and Chelsea Elizabeth Horn of Cookeville Karl Dewey Miller, Jr. of Milan and Amber Lynn Garrison of Milan Melvin Stephen Watson of Humboldt and Della Mae Walker Lyons of Humboldt Stephen Carl Mullins of Humboldt and Nichole Marie Capps of Atwood Kenneth Dewayne Wright of Milan and Takisha Lanise Flake of Milan

Building Permits II, 218 Medina Highway, Humboldt Miguel Torres, 71 CadesAtwood Road, Milan Brad Presson, 5 Annie Brooke Cove, Medina Johnny Marbry, 140 Green Valley Road, Trenton Rege Luckey and Sons Farms, 27 Esquire Peek Road, Humboldt Fred Miller, 62 FruitlandEldad Road, Trenton Marty Lawler, 42 McCree Schoolhouse Road, Trenton Will Pevahouse, 51 Gibson Cemetery Road, Humboldt.

The Tri-City Reporter, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Page 13

GCSD board approves $23.8 million budget from page 1 which was established to help fund education in 1963, also helps school districts. Half of the funds collected through LOST are distributed to the county and cities. Half is distributed to school districts based on average daily attendance (ADA). In Gibson County, the county and the towns of Bradford, Dyer, Gibson, Rutherford and Yorkville currently receive 2.25 percent from LOST while the cities of Humboldt, Kenton, Medina, Milan and Trenton receive 2.75 percent. In adjoining counties Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Henderson, Madison, Obion and Weakley, the

LOST rate is 2.75 percent. Cunningham said adopting a county-wide 2.75 percent rate would generate $350,000 more in a year for the school district. “The big key is even distribution,” he said. “It’s hard to get people to follow it and understand it, but by becoming a county tax rate, we benefit from the whole county. It’s a re-allocation of funds.” To change the rate, the county commission would have to declare an election. Cunningham has contacted the Gibson County Election Commission to see if it would be possible to have the issue on the ballot for the March 6 presidential primary. He added that if and when

the rate change passes, it wouldn’t go into affect until the next government fiscal year. Galloway said that other school districts and municipalities in the county stand to benefit from the change, prompting board members to ask Cunningham to develop talking points to share with county commissioners. Final remarks Galloway, who is retiring after seven years with the system, expressed his pride and appreciation for his time at GCSD. “I appreciate working with you and passed boards,” he said. “I’m proud to be associated with a group of people that tries to do what’s right for the kids. It’s been a

News from the Crockett Cabin/Museum BY JOE BONE We want to invite everyone to come by and see us at the Davy Crockett Cabin/Museum, and bring your family and friends who are visiting here on vacation. The recent addition of room air conditioners and ceiling fans has made this replica of Crockett’s last home much more comfortable during this hot weather. These improvements were made possible by a gift from the Descendents of David Crockett, and from the daughters of the American Revolution, together with donations from the Rutherford Heritage

Committee (from sale of “Rutherford Revisited”). Other funds were made available because local volunteers have kept the cabin open without pay. The improvements could not have been made without the approval and cooperation of the Town of Rutherford. We try to keep a good stock of souvenirs, books, CD’s about Davy Crockett. Recent donations of memorabilia have added to our fascinating collection. Regular hours of operation during the spring and summer are 9:30 to 4:30 Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 4:30

on Sunday. (Volunteers from the Rutherford Lions Club traditionally have kept the cabin open on Sunday afternoons”). We keep phone numbers posted for those who need to visit at other times, and we are happy to respond year round to calls for appointments. We are normally closed on Mondays, but don’t be surprised if you see local musicians pickin’ on the front porch from 7 to 10 p.m. Suggested donation for Crockett Cabin/ Museum $ 2 adults and $1 children $5 family.

Do you have an interesting story to tell or an interesting or unusual hobby? Call the TCR at 692-3506 and tell us about it.

special relationship. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

The school district will honor Galloway with a reception at 5 p.m. on

Thursday, Aug. 11. Eddie Pruett will succeed Galloway on July 1.

INVITATION TO BID PROJECT NO 08-42-11B: Bridge repairs for the West Tennessee Railroad Authority on the West Tennessee Railroad. Project includes furnishing and installing steel spans, bridge ties, concrete caps, concrete sills, timber stringers, timber piling, and timber blocking in Chester, McNairy, Madison, Gibson, Weakley and Obion County, Tennessee. PROJECT NO 08-52-11A: Timber bridge repairs for the Gibson County Railroad Authority on the West Tennessee Railroad. Project includes furnishingand installing concrete caps, timber stringers, timber piling, and timber blocking in Madison and Gibson County, Tennessee PROJECT NO 08-52-11B: Brick arch culvert repair for the Gibson County Railroad Authority on the West Tennessee Railroad in Gibson County, Tennessee DESIGNER: CSR Engineering, Inc. 514 Hill Street Springfield, TN 37172 Phone (615) 212-2389 FAX (615) 246-3815 Bid Package - $50.00 per project (Non-refundable) Sealed bids will be accepted at the West Tennessee Railroad Authority and the Gibson County Railroad Authority, c/o Mr. Jim Horne, 109 West Court Street, Trenton, TN 38382 until 2:00 P.M. local time on Thursday, July 21, 2011. Bidding documents may be examined at the designer’s office and the Iselin Yard Office. A pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the West Tennessee Yard Office (Iselin Yard), 1061 James Buchanan Drive, Jackson, TN 38301. Phone (731) 423-4304. These projects are funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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Dyer Station Celebration 2011 t-shirts now available The 2011 Dyer Station Celebration t-shirts are in and ready for purchase. Personal Touch and State Farm Insurance have graciously offered to sell the t-shirts for the Dyer Station Celebration planning committee. Representing Personal Touch, located at 131 S. Main St., is Michele

Whitaker. State Farm Insurance, located at 157 S. Main St., is represented by Terry Pullias. Vanessa Grey, owner/operator of Personal Touch, said that her business is open late in the evenings for those who want to stop by and purchase a t-shirt after they get off work while State Farm is open until 5 p.m. during the week and on

Saturday mornings. Prices for the t-shirts are Youth($10), adult small through XL($12) and adult 2XL and 3XL($15). The committee appreciates your support of the Dyer Station activities by helping us sell out of our shirts. We also cannot thank these businesses enough for taking time out of their busy schedules to sell these shirts for us.

GCHS BAND BEGINS FUNDRAISERS – 2011-2012 senior band members will hold two fundraisers during the Dyer Station Celebration. They will sell fireworks at Food Rite beginning June 25th and barbecue at the park on July 4th.

GCHS band seniors begin summer fundraising events

2011 DYER STATION CELEBRATION T-SHIRTS – Grand Marshal Terry Pullias (left) and Michele Whitaker with Personal Touch show off the new 2011 Dyer Station Celebration t-shirts now available at State Farm and Personal Touch.

The 2011-12 Marching Pioneer seniors are excited about their final season and to be a part of the award winning GCHS Band. To begin their efforts to help the band boosters, the seniors are announcing their annual Fireworks Sales beginning June 25 and continuing through July 4th. You can’t miss the fireworks tent at Food Rite in Dyer! Sales will begin at noon through July 3rd and

will begin at 8 a.m. on July 4th. Students and parents will continue the sales through the late evening each night with some hours being through 10 p.m. and midnight. In conjunction with the annual Dyer Station Celebration, the Marching Pioneers will have their 2nd annual Boston Butt/BBQ sale at the Dyer Park on July 4th.Whole Boston Butts can be purchased for $30; BBQ will also be available by

the pound and sandwiches. Sales will begin immediately following the parade and will continue until they are sold out. Pre-sales are also available for whole Boston Butts ($30) to be picked up on the 4th. To pre-order, call Lori Littleton at 731-2259729. The GCHS banf seniors are excited about their final season and hope you are able to help them in their efforts. Thank you for your support!

Dyer to lower base rates from page 1 The base fee across the board for sewer will drop by between $8 (for outside corporate limits) and $8.25 (inside corporate limits) and use per 100 gallons will rise by 14 cents. The new water rates are proposed as the following: all water furnished by the city shall be measured or estimated in gallons to the nearest multiple of 10 and shall be furnished under the rates: per month, inside corporate limits - $14.40 per month base fee; $.27 per 100 gallons of usage plus sales tax as provided by

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Dyer Station Celebration’s 27th Annual 4th of July Celebration June 29 - July 4, 2011 Wednesday, June 29 *Opening Ceremonies at the VFW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. *Community-Wide Church Service (Dyer Ministerial Alliance). . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at Dyer First Baptist Church *Candlelight Memorial Service . . . . . . . . . . . . Immediately following Church Service Thursday, June 30 *Praise Singing at Dyer First United Methodist Church . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Friday, July 1 The following activities will take place in Downtown Dyer behind the Georgia McIlwain Ellis Mini-Park. *Cake Walk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 6 p.m. *Concessions and Homemade Ice Cream Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m. *Memorabilia Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m. *Country Street Dance featuring “Dakota”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. *Dyer Station Steppers exhibition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . During the dance Saturday, July 2 *Rook Tournament. . . . . . . . at the VFW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m. *Spoons, NERTZ, Spades, Checkers, Darts, Dominoes Tournaments . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Manse *Team Trivia Bowl Contest at 1st Presbyterian Manse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. *Karaoke At The Park at David Robinson Park Gazebo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 p.m. Sunday, July 3 *Patriotic Cantata, “Sweet Land of Liberty”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 p.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church *Taste of Dyer Immediately follows the cantata Monday, July 4 The following activities will take place at the David Robinson Park unless otherwise noted. *Fourth of July Parade Lineup at the City Lumber Parking Lot . . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m. *Lion’s Club Food Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 a.m. *Barbecue butts and sandwiches sales (GCHS Band Boosters) 8 a.m. until sold out *Old Country Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . 8 a.m. until sold out *Arts and Crafts Sales (Jimmy and Janet West) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 a.m. *Fourth of July Parade ($5 if entry is being judged) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m. *Dignitaries’ Reception. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Immediately following parade at VFW *Water Jet Sprayer (Dyer Fire Department). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . During the afternoon *Scavenger Hunt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noon-Pick up items list at Gazebo *Bingo at the Gazebo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. *Cornhole Contest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 p.m. *Pet Show (Kim and Tim Roberts) at the Gazebo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 p.m. *Dodgeball at the Park (Local teams and area wrestlers’ teams). . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. *Closing Ceremonies by the Gazebo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. *Fireworks Display (Best seen from or close to the park). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 p.m. Please keep our troops and their families in your hearts and in your prayers. Never fail to thank our veterans for the sacrifices that they have made to provide us with the freedoms that we are able to enjoy, yet too often take for granted. God Bless America!

law; and per month, outside corporate limits - $16.40 per month base fee; $.27 per 100 gallons of usage plus sales tax as provided by law; and per month, inside corporate limits Commercial - $15.40 per month base fee; $.27 per 100 gallons of usage plus sales tax as provided by law; and per month, outside corporate limits Commercial - $17.40 per month base fee; $.27 per 100 gallons of usage plus sales tax as provided by law. The forgoing schedule of rates and charges shall apply only to single dwellings or commercial units. Where two or more dwelling units are served from a common meter, such as an apartment building, the total monthly consumption shall be divided between the number of dwelling units serviced, for computation of applicable brackets, and each dwelling unit served will be computed according to the forgoing schedule. The minimum charge shall apply to each dwelling unit served. The charges and rates to be made against any industry requiring a minimum of 1,000,000 gallons of water per month

may negotiate its rate with the city council. The new sewer rates are proposed as the following: sewer service charges shall be collected from the persons billed for water services to any premises with an accessible sanitary sewer at the rate sew forth in the following schedule: per month, inside corporate limits - $10.25 per month base fee; $.39 per 100 gallons of metered water usage; and per month, outside corporate limits - $12.25 per month base fee; $.39 per 100 gallons of metered water usage. All industrial and commercial users of the system shall be subject to negotiation provided in the sewer use ordinance. The sewer water charges

shall be collected as a unit and no municipal employee shall accept a payment of water service charges from any customer without receiving at the same time, payment of all sewer services charges owed by such customer. Water service may be disconnected for non-payment of the combined bill. Both ordinances were approved by majority vote of the city council on the first readings and will have to be approved on a second reading scheduled for Monday night June 27. If the council gives its approval on the second reading, the next water bills issued by the city will reflect the new rates as the water and sewer bills are prepared on the last day of each month.

Gibson - North from page 1 stand and stated, ‘I want to help.’ And help you did. The 2011 year for the Gibson - North Relay for Life has been a tremendous year. Gibson - North has experienced phenomenal growth--going from six teams in 2010 to 19

2011 KENTON WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL Saturday, June 25 1:00 p.m. –Kenton White Squirrel Pageant Girls ages: 0-21. Boys 0-5 Thursday, June 30 5-7 p.m. - Reception for Grand Marshal Robert Norton @ First State Bank 5-7 p.m. - Open House - Kenton Businesses Friday, July 1 8 a.m. - Opeing Ceremonies, Flag Raising, Tribute to Military with donuts & coffee in air conditioned Youth Center 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - Silent Auction, & White Bean Supper @ Youth Center 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Karaoke in air conditioned Kenton gym Saturday, July 2 7:30 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk (ages 10 & up) @ Kenton Gym Gazebo 8a.m. - 4 p.m. - Co-Ed Softball Tournament 2 p.m. – Pet Show-beind gym 7 p.m. – David Johnson Chorus @ Kenton Gym Sunday, July 3 6 p.m. – Community Worship Service in the Kenton Gym Monday, July 4 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Softball – finishing up 10 a.m. –Line-up for Parade @ Bryan Plastic 11 a.m. – Parade 1 p.m. – Mason Auction @ Masonic Lodge 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. – Street Dance with Larry Morgan in gym parking lot 10 p.m. – Fireworks at gym parking lot

teams in 2011. Gibson - North consisting of the communities of Bradford, Dyer, Kenton, Mason Hall, Nebo Rutherford, and Yorkville has established itself this year as the number one growing team in West Tennessee. Gibson - North has been the talk of the Relay Circuit and that talk is due to dedicated, service minded, cancer concerned citizens. A goal of $40,000 was set for 2011; that goal has already been met; a goal of 1000 luminaries was set. At press time, over 900 has been sold. Purple ribbons seem to be growing everywhere. The Gibson - North Relay for Life will be held Friday night at Yates Field at Gibson County High School. An abundance of activities have been planned; an array of food will be available for our taste buds; contests and games continue until 5 a.m. The night begins at 6:30 with the opening ceremonies. Cancer survivors will be recognized then make their walk followed by the Caretaker Walk. Survivors and caretakers will be served cake following their walks and bottled water will be on hand for them. The Luminaria ceremonies will begin at 10 p.m. The Lifeline Bloodmobile will be available for those wishing to give blood from 6 to 10 p.m. So, make plans to come out Friday night. Enjoy the fun, food, and excitement. Join in the somber moments as we remember; smile in those moments also. Reflect as we honor. You, our wonderful communities have made this night responsible. Come and celebrate a wonderful cause as we work to combat the ‘Silent Killer.’

Tri-City Reporter June 22 2011

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