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Gibson Co. residents graduate WestStar Julie Allen Burke, Chad Lowery and Tom Witherspoon, all of Gibson County, were recently honored for completing the WestStar Leadership Program sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin. In its 23rd year, UT Martin’s WestStar program, created in 1989 to serve the 21 counties of West Tennessee by providing leadership development and training for selected participants, now has more than 649 graduates. The program identifies and educates people to assume leadership responsibilities in the economic and social development of West Tennessee. Class members participate in a series of seminars designed to provide information about major issues facing West Tennessee. Seminars feature different speakers who focus




Thomas celebrates 98th birthday BY CINDY EAST Mrs. Catherine Thomas celebrated her 98th birthday Monday, July 23rd at her home in Dyer with family and friends. Thomas taught Home Economic for many years at Dyer High School. She retired from teaching in 1980 when the schools consolidated into Gibson County High School. Her teaching career spanned about 35 years. She taught many young ladies to cook, sew and become homemakers. As the years passed, she taught their daughters the same skills. “I also taught science for a while. I attended college at UT Martin and in Knoxville. I taught

in Rutherford and Greenfield before coming to Dyer. I was born in Weakley County and moved to Dyer to teach,� said Thomas. “I was taught as a child in a one room school house. I had to go to another school to take my eighth grade exam. I took Latin for four years and French for two years and math every year,� said Thomas. Mrs. Thomas and her late husband W.D. did not have any children but she has relatives and friends who came in from Milan and Albuquerque, New Mexico to help her celebrate her big day. see page 2

CELEBRATES 98TH - Retired teacher Mrs. Catherine Thomas celebrated her 98th birthday Monday, July 23 in her home with caregiver Nancy Selph and family and friends.

Trip of a Lifetime

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STUDENT TRAVELER - Dyer resident and GCHS student Kathryn Cox stands in front of one of the many ornate bridges along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Cox spent nearly 20 days in Europe as a People to People Student Ambassador on a trip of a lifetime.

BY MICHAEL ENOCHS On Monday evening, July 23, Dyer Mayor Sam Thompson addressed the Dyer City Board about the city’s wastewater project. Thompson told the board that the city is spending more than they budgeted for because there were things that were not included in the project blueprints that needed to have been included. There were oversights by the engineers laying out the work and the project has exceeded estimates of what is needed. The city has had to review change orders for the third time. There has been piping left out and concrete that must be pulled up along with several other small things. Another major problem is there must be a drain put in that was not on the blueprints. The latest change order will require an additional $7553 to be paid. That does not include the drain that will have to be added. Ronald Franks Construction Company is the company doing the work and is not associated with the engineering company that drew up the blueprints. The engineering company does not claim any responsibility for the omissions in the blueprints. Alderman Chris Younger asked the mayor why the city should be responsible for the engineer’s mistakes. Alderman Nathan Reed asked what is in the city’s contract about errors and omissions in the project. Thompson stated he see page 2

Dyer youth travels to Europe as student ambassador BY CINDY EAST Kathryn Cox, a 16 year-old Gibson County High School student and Dyer resident, spent nearly 20 days in Europe as a People to People Student Ambassador. The trip of a lifetime began on June 11th with a flight to Paris, France and ended on June 30th in Rome, Italy. The People to People Student Ambassador program was started by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. As a Student Ambassador Kathryn joined the effort to bring the world together through education and friendship while experiencing a wonderful journey of discovery.

The theme of the trip was ‘Heart of Europe.’ Kathryn made the trip with a group of other Student Ambassadors from West Tennessee. During the trip, Kathryn had several home stays with host families, learning about different cultures and ways of life in Europe. On the first day in Paris, Kathryn explored the famous avenue called Champs-Elysees. She visited the historic Montmartre area, a haven for artists and writers before WWI. She saw the white Basilique du Sacre Coeur, which is the second highest point in Paris and also attended an educational meeting see page 14

Barron is JROTC Instructor of the Year Royce Wayne Barron, a former resident of Dyer, was recently named the Air Force Outstanding Junior ROTC Instructor of the Year. Brigadier General Robert D. Thomas Commander, Holm Center, of Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama presented Chief Master Sergeant (retired) Barron the award. Barron was chosen as the instructor of the year from over 1,800 instructors worldwide teaching at over 860 schools in the United States and abroad. He received the award for his groundbreaking success at North Side High School and his involvement in the Jackson, Tennessee community! Barron led 135 student cadets to historic success with over 2,919 hours of community service and led 40 community service projects during the 2011-2012 school year. Barron received positive press/media for the school and recognition from Tennessee State Senator Lowe Finney as “truly one of the best� instructors in the state. Barron said, “I am extremely proud of my cadets’ achievements this past year.� Additionally, North Side’s Air Force Junior ROTC program was recognized by the Air Force Association as the top unit in the state at their annual stateconvention held in Chattanooga in May of this year. Jackson Madison County School Superintendent, Buddy White stated, “I am proud North Side’s Air Force Junior ROTC program is recognized by the community as one see page 2

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PRESENTS AWARD - Brig. General Robert D. Thomas, Commander, Holm Center, presents Chief Master Sergeant (retired) Royce Wayne Barron (right), the Outstanding Air Force Junior ROTC Instructor of the Year Award at Gunter AFB, Montgomery, Alabama. Barron, now retired from the Air Force, is the JROTC instructor at Jackson North Side High School.

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Ambulances made over 10,000 calls during year BY STEVE SHORT Gibson Co. EMS ambulances made 10,812 calls during the 201112 fiscal year which ended in June, County Commission Jim Overall told commissioners July 9. “We are increasing by about a thousand calls per year,� said Mr. Overall, Chairman of the EMS Committee. The county EMS made 9,224 calls in 2009-10 and 9,628 calls in 2010-11. The EMS service took in over $2.3 million in collections during the 201112 fiscal year, a total of $2,374,011.46. Collections were about $57,000 more than budgeted for the fiscal year. The highest month for collections was July, 2011 when $258,068.08 was received. see page 2

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WTN Expo Center truck, tractor pull a huge success BY HILL ROGERS The West Tennessee Expo Center and the KenTen Pulling Association hosted their First Annual Truck and Tractor Pull June 30th. City Lumber Company of Dyer was the sponsor of the event. It was a hot evening but van trailers provided by Butch Reed shaded the bleachers. The newly constructed track was in perfect

condition thanks to Andy Johnson, Shawn Hugheley, and many of their friends and fellow pullers. Butch Ladd provided the earth moving equipment and he and his crew constructed the track. Dale Nelson furnished the guardrails. Local farmers provided equipment to prepare the track for the pull. Enjoying the 84 ‘hooks’ were 1,250 spectators. Puller represented four states.

Thank you to all the ladies and guys who worked some hot shifts in the concession stand to provide the great food. Thanks to all the volunteers with the Friends of Gibson County and the West TN Expo Center organizations who are working daily to add to the site and provide more activities for the citizens of Gibson County and West Tennessee to enjoy.

Julie Allen Burke

Chad Lowery

Tom Witherspoon

LOCAL PULLERS - Andy Johnson’s Ford ‘Ain’t Strokin’ and Shawn Hugheley’s Dodge ‘Redneck Ram’ were two of the local pullers participating in the 1st Annual West Tennessee Expo Center and Ken-Ten Pullers Truck and Tractor Pull.

Tea Party issues forum to be held July 27th in Paris The Volunteers for Freedom Tea Party announced that they are sponsoring an issues forum for 24th District State Senatorial candidates. The event will take place on Friday, July 27th, 7 p.m. in the Krider Performing Arts Center, 650 Volunteer Drive, Paris, Tennessee. The 2012 Tennessee Senatorial candidates will have the opportunity to respond directly to questions submitted by Tennessee voters in this

moderated question and answer forum. These questions will focus on the role of the Tennessee State Senate in constitutional governance and on the major challenges currently facing our state and our nation. The following candidates have confirmed their participation in the forum: Mr. Danny Jowers of Kenton Mr. John Stevens of Huntingdon. For additional information, contact

Volunteers for Freedom president, Kert Blackwood, at (731) 336-7423. Volunteers for Freedom Tea Party is a volunteer organization dedicated to the strengthening of constitutional governance at the local, state and national levels. The event is sponsored by Henry County’s Volunteers for Freedom Tea Party in conjunction with Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Obion and Weakley County groups.

Heritage Skills Day slated for September 13th BY BARBARA BERRY, FCS EXTENSION AGENT Many of us are turning our focus back on the days of our grandparents and all the lost skills of the new generation. Come join participants from all across west Tennessee for Heritage Skills Day, where you can learn anything from glass etching techniques to string quilting. Heritage Skills Day will

be held September 13, 2012 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the West TN Regional Education Center in Jackson. Some of the classes being offered include split seat weaving, painting on glass, mesh wreath design and cake decorating. There is something for everyone with over 12 classes to choose from. There are half day and full day sessions available.

The deadline to register for Heritage Skills Day is September 4, 2012. Contact Barbara Berry, UT Extension Family and Consumer Science Agent at 855-7656 for a complete list of classes or to request a brochure. There will be a minimal cost for each class. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Gibson Co. residents from page 1 on subjects that go handin-hand with leadership and community progress issues such as education, health care, community and resource development and leadership skills. WestStar graduates already hold key leadership positions throughout the state in every West Tennessee county. Burke is the director and

executive vice president of the Milan Chamber of Commerce. She is also an independent fashion consultant with CAbi. She is the current vice president and president-elect for the Milan High School Alumni Association and serves on the executive committee for Cub Scouts Pack 50. Lowery is the chief of police for the city of Medina. He is a board member of

the Jackson Area American Red Cross and the WRAP (Women’s/Men’s Rape Assistance Program) and is a member of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police. Witherspoon is the mayor of Gibson County and joins WestStar as a political leader hoping to gain knowledge and experience from other West Tennessee communities.

Ambulances made over from page 1 “We ended the year on a strong note,� said Overall. He said leaders are concerned about the slow process of receiving collections from Medicare. In May EMS answered the most calls for any month during the fiscal year, 1,069 calls, or an average of 34 calls daily. There were 481 emergency calls and 588 nonemergency calls. In June EMS answered 932

calls, 438 emergency and 494 non-emergency. Mileage totals for Gibson Co. EMS ambulances and vehicles: •Medic 1, 2011 Chevrolet – 24,592 miles •Medic 2, 2010 Chevrolet – 87,178 miles •Medic 3, 2009 Chevrolet – 116,650 miles •Medic 4, 2009 Chevrolet – 118,030 miles •Medic 5, 2011 Freightliner – 30,195 miles

•Medic 6, 2006 Ford 171,193 miles •Medic 7, 2006 Ford – 196,618 miles •Medic 8, 2008 Ford – 168,195 miles •Medic 9, 2008 Ford – 188,671 miles •Supervisor Truck, 2007 GMC – 51,409 miles •CBRNE Truck, 2006 Ford – 23,377 miles The county is borrowing $300,000 to purchase two new ambulances during 2012-13.

Barron named JROTC from page 1 of the best reasons for a child to attend North Side High School. Chief Barron makes my very difficult job much

easier and is most deserving of the Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award!� In August, Barron begins his fifth year as an Air Force

Junior ROTC instructor at North Side High School and he has even bigger and better things planned next year for his student cadets. Barron is the son of Mr. and

Dyer wastewater project from page 1 would have to sit down with the attorneys to see what the options are. Alderman Robert Johnson stated that the city will have to sit down at the table and talk this over after the project is finished.

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Younger stated he didn’t mind doing the change order if the city is going to recoup afterwards. Alderperson Judy Baker made a motion to accept the change order and Johnson seconded the motion. The council approved the change order. In other business brought before the board: • Thompson reported to the board that the Kellwood building at the industrial park is for sale. The Kellwood Company is asking a price between $125,000 and $150,000. The property is listed at

$300,000. • Police Chief Brad Lindsey thanked everyone for their prayers and understanding concerning the tragic loss of Officer Neil Matthews. • Police officer David Paschall was promoted to the rank of sergeant with an upgrade in pay. • The city will advertise for a new police officer to be certified within six months of hiring. • The city donated $500 to the Dyer Volunteer League to be used toward the purchase of batting cages at the park.







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Insight & Opinion Clayburn Peeples reports: Since everything that could possibly be said, and some things that should not, have already been said or written about the horrible tragedy in Colorado over the weekend, I’m going to do what the country did in the aftermath of the John Kennedy assassination; I’m going to turn to The Beverly Hillbillies. That’s right, The Beverly Hillbillies. The show was one of America’s “comfort stations” in the 1960’s, a place all the country could go and relax, and boy, did we need relaxing the week following that traumatic day in Dallas. So as we tend to do after great national tragedies, we looked for comfort, and found it in that television show, which had a phenomenal audience that week, and for seven more weeks after that, the most watched half hour show ever. It all started though, exactly fifty years ago. That’s when Jed Clampett, “poor

mountaineer, barely kept his family fed, “was out “shootin’ at some food,” when “up through the ground came a bubblin’ crude.” Oil, that is. Black gold. Texas tea. And if you’re old enough, you’re probably humming along with me, or maybe silently singing the rest of the opening credits song, because everybody, during most of the 1960’s, watched, laughed at, and loved, The Beverly Hillbillies. And you also know that “first thing you know, ol’ Jed’s a millionaire,” on his way, along with his family, to Californy, specifically to Beverly. “Hills, that is. Swimmin’ pools, movie stars.” Well, actually, they called the pool a cement pond, but you get the picture. So did everyone else, except the critics. They hated it. The New York Times, as out of touch with American

The golden years of television values then as it is now, said it was “steeped in enough twang-guitar, polka dot gingham, deliberative drawl, prolific cousins and rural no-think to make each half hour seem like 60 minutes.” Newsweek proclaimed it “the most shamelessly corny show in years.” But within three weeks it was the most popular show in years, maybe ever. For the next two years it was the most popular show on television, and it was in the top 20 shows for the next six, often in the top ten. One of its episodes remains today the most watched half-hour sitcom in history. Although critics hated them, America loved the Clampetts. They were warm, honorable and incredibly unsophisticated hillbillies from Bug Tussle, and they constantly, and consistently, showed themselves nobler, and wiser, in spite of their ignorance, than the highfalutin

city slickers who were always trying to take advantage of them. And they were funny. “How do you like your possum, Lowell,” Granny asked a potential beau, “fallin’ off the bones tender, or with a little fight left in it?” Or consider this philosophicalruminationfrom Jed, to an obviously revolted Mrs. Drysdale; “That’s what I like about salted possum; it’s just as good the second day.” Jed was full of country wisdom and witticisms. “Took to it like a cold hog to warm mud,” he once said about someone. “Elly,” he said about his voluptuous tomboy daughter, “has more curves than a goat path.” So popular was the show, it spawned two more successful comedies, Green Acres and

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Letters to the Editor:

Fundraising, homeage and gifts The innovations in campaign financing for 2012 are truly remarkable. Some schemes just make your head spin, jaw drop in awe and render you speechless. One such scheme from the president’s campaign brain trust was a drive to inspire the president’s adoring faithful to seal their dedication and devotion by encouraging their friends and acquaintances to contribute to the president’s campaign in their honor in lieu of gift giving for auspicious occasions such as; weddings, Bar Mitzvas, birthdays and anniversaries (why not baby showers, housewarmings and certainly bachelor and bachelorette parties). Perhaps in lieu of extravagant weddings, rehearsals, receptions, gaudy rings and honeymoons to

exotic locations, loving couples and their parents could forgo pre and post nuptial events, seal the deal and enjoy the wonder of the moment with cheap wedding bands, a simple ceremony before a justice of the peace in a pasture decorated with corn shocks and hay bales, filled with friends and farm animals to be followed by a overnight stay at Motel 6. Or better yet, millions of American families could experience the joy of delayed gratification by campaign pledges in lieu of setting aside funds for the traditional family turkey dinners for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas holidays. This could present a more fitting gesture toward our future prosperity. Do these ideas represent homage, appropriate sacrifice, due

penance or what? The president’s sacrifice of one hundred days of campaign fundraising in the last one hundred and eighty days at everyone’s expense should certainly be honored by more than just his salary, all living and travel, vacation, recreation and security expenses for himself and his family. No doubt the last six months included many sleepless nights pondering the Lincoln bedroom and a Romney economy. New campaign team themes might include ‘Working for a Living Giving’ or ‘Multitasking for the Asking.’ Does gift giving respect personal friendship or political homage and harmony in fundraising? Tom Beasley Dyer, TN

Haslam’s ‘relationship’ with Islam Dear Editor, I hope to bring an understanding to the situation that exists with Governor Haslam’s warm relationship with Islam as well as the TN Anti-Sharia Resolutions being adopted by County GOP’s as well as other organizations and candidates for office. Notice I said Islam, not Muslims. The Muslim faith is a religion and there is nothing objectionable about someone’s religion. The problem comes with Sharia Law which some Muslims adhere to and some do not. The problem is, Sharia Law declares itself to be the supreme law, so does our constitution. Muslims who adhere to Sharia Law are more accurately defined as Islamists and they are subversives to our constitution. Sharia Law has two parts, Religious Sharia and Political Sharia. Governor Haslam has partnered with the ‘American Muslim Advisory Council.’ This is an Islamist group promoting political Sharia. The Islamists are demanding that schools in Murfreesboro make changes in their school schedules, their curriculum, and their dress code to accommodate political Sharia. This is only the beginning. It is political Sharia that Governor Haslam is promoting. This is what not only the Tea Party but the majority

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of the rank and file of the Republican Party have a problem with. Sharia Finance is part of political Sharia. Sharia finance funds terrorism by funneling money through charities. The 911 attack was funded by Sharia finance. A total of eight candidates for office in Tennessee have endorsed the same Tn AntiSharia Resolution being adopted by County GOP organizations The resolution rejects the promotion of Islam and political Sharia in Tennessee and reinforces that our Constitution is above Sharia. Candidate for State Senator District 24, Danny Jowers had the principles

and political courage to endorse the Resolution, his opponent, John Stevens declined to endorse it. The Muslim Brotherhood is operating in America and infiltrating our government at all levels. One of their methods is, “Keep the infidels ignorant of the nature and progress of Sharia.” The cure for ignorance is knowledge. To become knowledgeable go to www. muslimbrotherhoodinameri The TN Sharia Resolution can be downloaded from David Nance Gibson County Patriots Trenton Tn.

Thomas celebrates from page 1 Also celebrating with her is her live-in caregiver Nancy Selph. Selph has cared for Mrs. Thomas for eight years and the two have become very close. “I call her my adopted grandmother. She adopted me on handshake,” said Selph. “She is a strong lady. That is the first thing I notice about her. It is a gift from God that He brought us together. He wanted me to take care of her.” Thomas still gets out of the house to get her hair done at the beauty salon and enjoys going for drives with Selph. She loves to read and reads

newspapers regularly. Her favorite foods are vanilla ice cream and coconut cookies. She also enjoys tomatoes and has them with every meal. “It is amazing at 98 what she does that people younger than her can’t do. She is an inspiration for me,” added Selph. “A lot of people tell her how much she helped them when she was teaching. And she hasn’t stopped teaching. She is still teaching me. I’ve learned a lot from her in eight years.” Thomas is member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church although she is no longer active.

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“sophisticated humor” like All in the Family. One of the Green Acres actors, speaking of the cancellations, said, “They killed everything with a tree in it.” Then came cable and HBO and Showtime and a thousand other channels, and today there is no longer a national audience to capture. Everything is fragmented, and niched, to the point that no show will ever command the kind of audiences networks once enjoyed. And there will never again be anything on television that families all over the country can watch and laugh at together. The only thing we all see these days is the news. And it makes us cry. “Y’all come back now, y’hear?”

Petticoat Junction. Green Acres took the Hillbillies formula and flipped it, having the sophisticated city slickers move to the country instead of the other way around. All three shows were wildly popular. Even the year it was cancelled, after 274 episodes, in 1971, The Beverly Hillbillies was still making money for CBS, but the network was looking for edgier, hipper, more urban humor, so that year, in a move that has come to be known as “The Rural Purge,” they cancelled every one of their rural themed comedies. (The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, Mayberry RFD and Hee Haw. They had gotten rid of Petticoat Junction the previous year.) They replaced them with more


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Community Living

Kenton News by Cindy Lamar Madison Davidson, daughter of Lloyd Davidson, recently accompanied Kathy and Ziggy Kinton on a two-week vacation in Los Angeles, California. While there they stayed with the Kinton’s Aunt Freda Toroman. During their stay, they took in some of the sights and attractions including the worldrenowned Hollywood sign, Disneyland in Anaheim, Huntington Beach, and the Capitol Records Building. They also attended a “Blood on the Dance floor� concert at the Chain-Reaction Concert Hall enjoying their Technomusic. While visiting the Urth Cafe, they happened to meet the famous tattoo artist Kat Von D. Peggy (Primrose) Hutchison, was born and raised in the Macedonia Community and later moved to Grand Prarie, Texas where she lived for 61 years. Recently Peggy made the move back to Kenton and now makes her home on Jan Lynn Street near her brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Carol Primrose. Peggy is looking forward to life in her “hometown� and

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hopefully rekindling some old friendships. Welcome home Peggy! Our most sincere condolences are extended to Mrs. Donna Neil on the passing of her father, Mr. Bill Morse of Union City. Mr. Bill, a faithful Christian, recently passed from this life to live in his eternal home in the presence of the Lord. Mr. Bill will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Food for thought: I had a dream a while back, it seemed so real to me. It was nothing like my dreams before. I saw a crystal sea! I saw walls of jasper, gates of pearl, and streets of purest gold! Everywhere I looked the sights I saw, were wonderful to behold! I saw people whom I’ve read about, people whom I knew. But the One I saw who moved me most, had scarred hands and feet too. I saw the love in His eyes, I felt it draw me near. The purest love I’d ever known, it was so very dear. I tried to stay but soon awoke, it sadly was a dream. The wonders that I just saw weren’t what they’d seemed. My tears were soon all dried up, when I read in Joel chapter 2. I’d just had a glimpse of heaven! And Jesus, my Savior too! Prayer list: Annette Barron, Eddie Carroll, Robbie (Coble) Glissen, Charles Emrich, Dewey Bradley, Liam Sims, Jerry Williams, Terry Sweat, Paul Hughes, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, and Bobby and Carol Primrose.

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North Union By Connie Cooper Our summer revival got off to a great start on Sunday evening with almost 100 people in attendance. We had a combined choir special consisting of North Union and Double Springs’ finest. Then we were blessed by special music from Sandy Whitley and a message from Bro. Russell Little on faith and how to keep from getting discouraged. It was so good and practical and I know God used it to help many of the listeners. Our morning service had Bro. Don back in the pulpit after being absent for three weeks. For the children’s sermon, Cathy Baucom had a demonstration with a lighthouse and a listing boat as it searched for guidance in a troubled sea. The old Ronnie Hinson song, ‘The Lighthouse’ reminded us that Jesus is our lighthouse that shone the light just in time. Chris and Elizabeth Marks recognized the participants of the mission service projects. This group has had to complete projects here at home in order to participate

in the 2013 trip planned for Texas. This week they helped out at Helping Hands in Humboldt. We will be floating the Current River next week. The group will leave on Sunday after church and spend the night camping on the riverbank. They will float the river on Monday the 30th. Our youth will also be attending a concert and gospel rally in Jackson on August 4. As you can see we have a lot going on with our young people and we praise God for them and their leaders. I want to thank all those who worked on the church to get it into shape for the revival. She has been washed and cleaned and the steps were painted. “Thank you� to those who were responsible! Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Jimmy Winters and Bro. Don Cooper. Today is Wednesday, so you can still come to revival tonight at 7:00. Hope to see you there and as always, I’ll see you in church on Sunday.

The Grapevine By Sarah Skinner What a beautiful day it was Sunday and we had a wonderful day at St. Paul. We had a very good Sunday school and it filtered over into morning service. The youth department had charge of the devotion. Christian Higgins was the worship leader. Diondrea Pitts read the scripture, Sarah Alford led us in prayer, and Shonda Dennis gave the welcome. Minister Jasmin Williams delivered the message. Her topic was, “Neighbor, Don’t Trip Under Pressure,� from Genesis 22:2 and several scriptures in Exodus. The youth choir provided the music. At 2 p.m. the St. Paul Youth Choir traveled to Johnson Tabernacle in Greenfield and participated on their youth extravaganza program. Shiloh M.B. youth choir of Union City and St. Luke M.B. youth choir of Greenfield also participated. Several of

St. Paul members attended including Rev. and Mrs. Willie Pounds, Rev. Michelle Skinner and Minister Jasmin Williams. Rev. Skinner, Lil Sarah Alford, Minister Williams and I left Greenfield and stopped off at Beech Grove M. B. church and attended the Ordination of Dennis Ball and my brother, Charles Warren. Charles did not know we were there until almost the end of the service and he was really surprised. Cathy Bailey had knee surgery again last Monday. She seems to be doing great. We are praying that she won’t have any complications this time. She is staying at her home. Mary Warren and I were among her visitors after her surgery. Her daughter and sister were with her. Those having birthdays this week are Thomas White and Harvesta White. We wish them happy birthday. God bless and have a good week.

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Bethpage News By Joyce Brown Sunday worship at Bethpage began with our quiet music, ‘Sweet Hour of Prayer,’ played by Jo and Janice. Call to worship was, ‘This is the Day.’ We welcomed several visitors. Mr. Louis and Mrs. Inez Sawyer would have been so proud to have their grandson, Tom Moore, along with his parents Bobby and Brenda at Bethpage. Also, another of our Bethpage boys, Jerry Ledsinger and his wife came to service today. Always glad to have our past members return. It was great to see Janice Cooper at church looking good and feeling better after having missed several Sundays. Bro. James talked to the preacher’s pals about praising the Lord in many different ways. The offertory hymn was ‘Just a Closer Walk With Thee.’ Bro. James and Natalie sang a special ‘I Love you Cannot Be Said A Better Way.’ His sermon text was Psalms 119:1-11. His title was ‘Being Blessed, Part Two.’ There was a tremendous crowd attending the fishfry fundraiser held at the Yorkville Community Center honoring Mike Greene and his family. We saw folks from Mason Hall, Rutherford, Trimble, Kenton, Dyer, Springhill, Yorkville, Trenton and I’m not sure where else. They reported they had to go back and find more fish as they cooked all they had. Everybody had something good to eat and the cake auction was lots of fun. Some guys and girls paid unbelievable amounts of money for those confections but it all went for a good

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cause. Mike, looks like everybody loves you a lot! Some of our vacationing families have returned. The Littletons reported a good time. The Cochrans returned to a well decorated lawn, thanks to some of Logan’s friends. Maybe they’ll come back and help clean it up. Joe and Diane Jenkins spent a week in Gatlinburg, half business and half personal time. They reported before they left the mountains they ran into Tommy and Brenda Griggs. Also the Brent Griggs family is vacationing, but I’m not sure where. The McMackins left this weekend for Gulf Shores. Rilyn Ford from Fairhope, Alabama is visiting her great grandparents, Joe Mac and Ann Huffine. Their other great granddaughter came to spend a few days with them and visit her cousin. Seems everybody is either going to the beach or the mountains. Charles & Peggy Perryman and Briann have gone to Merrillville IN to visit relatives and friends. Sympathy is extended to Doris Peevyhouse and her family in the loss of her brother in law, Billy Frazier. His funeral was held Sunday afternoon. We want to welcome Matt White to our community and church. He has accepted a new work assignment here and is in the process of buying a house in downtown Mason Hall. Glad to have you Matt. Bethpage VBS starts next Sunday at 6:00 PM. We are looking forward to having your children. From the pastor: Read 2 Timothy 1:13 “Hold fast.� We need this same challenge, as right and wrong shifts with every new wind of doctrine.

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accepting God-given tasks with confidence in the Lord. Doris Robinson led our closing prayer. “Our Sunday morning worship hour began with Mike Fields opening services in prayer. We were then blessed as we rejoiced in being witnesses to the Baptismal services of Hunter Grace, Blake Clark and Stan Clark. Rejoice in the Lord always. Elaine Fields played the piano as Mike Fields led us in the hymn ‘Follow On.’ Bro. Steve welcomed everyone and made many announcements. We had a time of lifting up our praise reports and then reciting of our memory verse. Smiles, hugs and handshakes were shared with one another during our time of meet and greet. We welcome and thank the Lord for our visitors. For our special music we all joined in singing the beautiful hymn “Amazing Grace.� Children’s church was dismissed to Jennifer Fields. Bro. Steve’s message “Beware� was from Colossians 2:8-13. Bro. Steve dismissed us in prayer as the hymn “Just As I Am� was sung. After services we welcomed Blake and Stan Clark to the Keely Mill Church family. Read your Bibles everyday and pray for and love your neighbor. Come worship with us

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Community Calendars GC UTILITY MEETING The Gibson County Utility District Board of Commissioners July meeting will be on Tuesday, July 31 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Office. MT. OLIVE CP CHURCH REVIVAL There will be a revival at Mt. Olive CP Church in Dyer, TN from July 29 through July 31st at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Rev. Matthew Medford will be speaker. Everyone is welcome. DAVY CROCKETT DAYS ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Davy Crockett Days Advisory Committee and Rutherford Area ACTION Club will meet on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Rutherford City Hall to make plans for the 45th Annual Davy Crockett Days. Your help is needed to plan and organize this year’s festival. If you are interested in helping, please attend. MASON HALL COMMUNITY WATCH MEETING The Mason Hall Community Watch Committee will meet on Monday, July 30, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Building.

DISNEY’S ALADDIN, JR - Tickets are on sale for Nite Lite’s Children’s Production of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. Show dates are Friday, August 3rd at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 4th at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 5th at 2 p.m. All shows will be at Milan Middle School Theatre located at 4040 Middle Road in Milan. Get your tickets by calling the Nite Lite office at 731-855-2129. Going over lines at rehersal are Lawson Mann from Dyer (Nite Lite’s 2012 Scholarship winner), Sterling Proctor and Eli McCaig from Trenton.

The Apostolic Faith Tabernacle By Amy Davidson Praise the Lord for He is great and greatly to be praised! The Lord God is the almighty great deliverer and prince of peace. He is awesome and wonderful and truth and mercy from everlasting to everlasting! Great and wonderful and marvelous are the works of His hands. Praise to Jesus Christ, one Lord, alive and well, forevermore! Brother Davidson preached from John 7:710. “Then said Jesus unto them again, ‘verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.� Jesus tells us plainly that He is the door and His sheep hear His voice. If any man enter in by way of Jesus Christ, he shall be saved. There is one way into eternal life and one way to abundant life on earth. Jesus is that door. There is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. But what does it mean to enter in by way of Jesus Christ? Does it mean that we

make an intellectual shift and simply decide that yes Jesus is God, once walked the earth, died on a cross, defeated death, was ascended into Heaven and now reigns? Or does it mean that we act upon that which we have come to believe by repenting of the iniquity we lived in before we decided to believe that? I mean, good grief, if someone tells me that they know somebody who did all that and they tell me that that person’s spirit can live inside me and give me the power to cast out demons, heal the sick, and tread upon serpents if I’ll repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus, well, wouldn’t I just be a fool not to change my ways and nurture that spirit within me? John talks about the thief in this passage too. He says that any who came before Jesus were thieves and robbers and that the thief cometh not but for to steal, kill, and to destroy. I ask you today to examine your hearts and minds and see what doors you’ve allowed to remain open for the enemy to come and steal your joy, rob you of your peace, kill your body through addictions, and destroy your relationships through bitterness or selfishness? Jesus is the door that leads us into abundant living on earth, and eternal life in Heaven. One Lord. One way. One door. He provides us one narrow straight path. But how many doors can the devil

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provide? Oh, there are countless ways into hell and there are even countless ways that the devil can oppress even us Christians. Satan is shameless. He is desperate to ruin the witness of every Christian through oppression. He can make us bitter and ugly, intolerant and hateful and then what kind of witness are we? I’ve personally met some Christians when I was lost (and a few since I’ve known the Lord) that made me think, “Well, if that’s how Christians act, I don’t want any part of that!� And I’m glad I did meet those people because it’s a might fine lesson in how not to conduct myself. Of course no one is perfect, not even us high and mighty Christian folk and yes, God can convict them of their rotten attitudes too and help them to bring it to an altar of repentance as well. The point is none of us walking around here on earth, where Satan rules and reigns as prince of the world, are immune to Satan’s traps. We must be ever watchful for the many doors to the traps that Satan lays for us and always choose the one door of Jesus – eternal deliverer. Read your Bibles this week! Make a sacrifice – that one show that you think you just have to watch, I dare you to turn the television off and read your Bible instead. Dare to be blessed!

REVIVAL AT DYER CP CHURCH A time of renewal and revival will be taking place next week at the Dyer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 256 East College St. Services are to be held each evening, Sunday through Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Anne Hames, Chaplain at Bethel University in McKenzie, will be the guest speaker. Pastor Johnny Watson and members of the Dyer CP Church invite all to join us for this time of fun, fellowship and rededication. UPWARD SOCCER REGISTRATION Dyer C.P. Upward Soccer registration and evaluations will be held Saturday, July 28 from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, August 5 from 2-5 p.m. Upward Soccer is open to boys and girls ages four years through eighth grade. Scholarships are available. Payment plan options and sibling discounts are also available. The registration fee is $50. Season begins August 28. For more information, please call or text April at 414-4795/665-7795 or Brittney at 414-6528. NITE LITE TO HOLD AUDITIONS Auditions for Nite Lite’s production of Steel Magnolias will be Sunday, August 5th at 3 p.m. and Monday August 6th at 6 p.m. at the Nite Lite office located at 500 West Eaton Street in Trenton. The cast calls for six women ages 18 and over. Show dates will be October 12-14 and October 20-21. For more details contact the Nite Lite office at 731-855-2129. KENTON SCHOOL REGISTRATION ‘CELEBRATION’ First Day of School Celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, August 8 from 8-11 a.m. The celebration is a come-and-go, but attendance will be taken. Buses will run and refreshments will be served. Students will receive balloons as they enter. Various stations will be set up to purchase school t-shirts, fill out cafeteria forms, join the Booster Club, and many others. Parents and students will have an opportunity to meet their teachers for the 2012-13 school year. The first full day of classes is Thursday, August 9. Buses will run their regular routes. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Dyer UPC By Nancy Paulhus We have been really busy the last few weeks. The annual Tennessee District Camp Meeting was held in Jackson, TN this year, July 11 – 13. It was an exciting time as most of our congregation attended at least one evening or day session, and many attended all three-night services at the Civic Center. There was exciting music, worship and preaching of the word. This year, we were blessed to hear from Rev. David Bernard, General Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church, International. A few of our young people also attended a Youth Skate (complete with pizza!) after Friday night’s service. Although we forfeited our local service on Wednesday, July 11th to attend Camp Meeting, excellent teaching and preaching continued at all other service times. Sis. Diane Graves taught an adult Sunday school lesson entitled David – the Shepherd Boy, and Bro. Chuck Hardy taught the following week on A Little Maid with a Message. This particular lesson, a standard in most every Sunday

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Dyer - A life-long resident of Dyer, Louise Robinson Bonds was born February 5, 1918, in her family’s home place in downtown Dyer. Mrs. Bonds died Monday, July 16, at Gibson General Hospital after a short illness. Services for Mrs. Bonds were conducted on July 18, at Karnes and Son Funeral Home of Dyer with Bro. Johnny Watson officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery of Dyer. The daughter of George and Lucile Robinson, she was educated in Dyer Public Schools and attended Belmont University in Jackson, MS and Union University in Jackson, TN. At Union, she was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity and was active in the Gibson County Chi Omega Organization. She married Wilfred Bonds who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, George, her parents, and brother, Lucian, and granddaughter, Kathleen. Louise is survived by her son, John Bonds and wife, Mary, of Atlanta, GA., a daughter, Lucy Bonds of Dyer, a daughter-inlaw, Sandra Bonds of Nashville, a brother, Bob Robinson, of Dyer, grandchildren Avery Bonds Hobby (Jim) of Arlington, TX., Julia Bonds Duke (Lee) of Smyrna, GA. and Robin Bonds of Nashville, TN. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Megan Hobby, Blake Hobby, Abby Duke, Mary Cate Duke and many nieces and nephews and their families. Louise was a talented musician. She taught piano and organ to many and played the organ for her church for over 50 years. She was also noted for being able to recite poetry from memory, her favorite piece being “The Cremation of Sam McGee.� Louise was an enthusiastic amateur genealogist and was a member of Colonial Dames Sixteenth Century and the official historian of the family. She will be well remembered for her sense of style, especially her hat collection, her ability to laugh at herself, and her love of family. Karnes and Son Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Mrs. Louise Robinson Bonds.


Dyer - Mrs. Sheila Dianna Snider, age 56, of Dyer, Tennessee, passed away from this life on July 18, 2012, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Snider were conducted on July 21 in the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home of Dyer with Bro. Kyle Rudd and Bro. Corey Meggs officiating. Interment followed in Oakwood Cemetery of Dyer. Mrs. Snider was born May 2, 1956; the daughter of Annie Lou King and the late J. W. King. She was self-employed as a house cleaner. Mrs. Snider is survived by three children, Joey Selph and wife Cortney, Leah Farley, and Chris King; three grandchildren, Peyton and Braxton Selph and Brooklyn Farley; her mother, Annie Lou King; and two siblings, Brenda Gray and James King. She was preceded in death by her father. Karnes and Son Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Sheila Dianne Snider.

REX HARVEY MERCER Dyer - Mr. Rex Harvey Mercer, age 86, of Dyer, Tennessee, passed away from this life on July 22, 2012, at Regional Hospital of Jackson. \ Funeral services for Mr. Mercer were conducted on Wednesday, July 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home of Dyer with Bro. Steve R. Hemann officiating. Interment followed in Oakwood Cemetery of Dyer. Mr. Mercer was born October 10, 1926, in Perry County, Tennessee; the son of the late Jess Thomas and Myrtle Lee Whitwell Mercer. He worked at American Metal and he served his country with the US Army. Military honors were observed. Mr. Mercer is survived by his spouse, Elsie Mercer, one son, David Mercer and wife Jenny; two granddaughters, Alisha Owens with spouse Brian, Meagan Hurley and spouse Phillip; great-grandchildren, Anna Belle Hurley, Avery Owens, and Brady Owens. He is also survived by three siblings, Nell Eddlemon, Jimmie Ruth Aydolotte, and Jeannette Powell. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Donald Mercer. The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Rex Harvey Mercer.

Cloras Chapel The Cloras Chapel family of Dyer, TN sends their love to each and everyone. Friday and Saturday, Pastor Myles, Sis. Diane, Sis. Raven Austin, Sis. Chadara Finch, Minister Kirksey, and Bush and Robin McNeil were in fellowship with the New Hopewell Sunday school convention. Elder Charles Simpson was present also and taught the adult class on Friday. He did a wonderful job! Saturday we spent the day at Akeena Park in Dyersburg, TN and the children enjoyed swimming. It was a great event and members of Cloras Chapel reported having a good time. Elder Diane Myles was elected as Vice President of the

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Benefit for Chief Greene a huge success

BENEFIT FISH FRY - Friends and supporters of Tyson Fire Station Chief Mike Greene line up for fish and all the trimmings at the benefit held for him last Saturday at the Yorkville Community Center.

BY LORI CATHEY A fish fry benefit for Gibson County Station #5 (Tyson) Fire Chief Mike Greene was held Saturday, July 21 at the Yorkville Community Center. Mike is currently battling cancer and this was a great way to support him through his fight and show him how much all his hard work and dedication are appreciated. The benefit was a huge success. It was sponsored by the Yorkville community. Members of the Yorkville Fire Department did the cooking. Mike is the only Fire Chief that Station #5 (Tyson ) has ever had. The station was established around 1994.

GREENE FAMILY - Attending the fish fry with Mike Greene were his children Chad Green, Wendy Carroll and Tyson Green (photo by Lori Cathey)

COOKS - A group of firefighters from the Yorkville Fire Department did the cooking for the benefit fish fry. (photo by Lori Cathey)

Rutherford 1st Baptist By Kathrine Blankenship The church was alive with kids being kids last week, while vacation Bible school was in full swing. Friday night was family night. Moms and Dads got to see what their children had learned from VBS, and then we had hamburgers with all the trimmings. Sunday morning Bro. Jason’s message was, “Enlist and Train the Workers.�

After the service, we all went to the fellowship hall for cake in honor of Syble Ashley who is moving to Mississippi, to be closer to her “kids.� Those having birthdays this week include: Richard Bill, Johnny White, Jeff Johnson, Tim Featherson, Noelle Turner, and Brock Horner. It was good to Tommie

Sue Keathley back in Sunday school; she is beginning to feel better. Please put these on your prayer list – our nation, Gene Clark, Sue Spence, and Georgia Jones. The wise sayings of Solomon, “A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is the grief of his mother.� Until next week, God bless.

Golden Agers By Alice Ernest The Golden Agers met in the fellowship area of Dyer FBC July 18 for their weekly meeting. After the blessing, led by the president Bro. Jerry Legg, and hearty eating, prayers were uplifted for God’s direction in the lives of the 12 Dyer FBC members as they minister during the current week to the people around Shiloh Baptist church in Iowa whose pastor is former Dyer FBC member Steve Littleton. Prayers were also extended for Dola Acree, Rita Hicks, Ruth Alexander, and Elvie Hendricks. Shirley Shull led the group in singing “Because He Lives� and “Heaven Came Down� to the piano accompaniment of Alice Ernest, who played since Anne Thompson was in Iowa on the mission trip. For his devotion, Bro. Legg related an incident from his mission trip to Ecuador of this year and how one of favorite scriptures the beautiful Psalms 91 became a promise of reality there in a remote, small home. As Bro. Legg and his translator Hosea approached the lady sitting on the outside steps of her

house, she, in great anxiety, begged assistance for her sick husband who was inside. Word was sent to the mission doctor, Dr. Casey, and the medical team to come to help the husband. Upon his arrival, Dr. Casey checked over the needs of the husband who seemed to be all right, but he turned his concern toward the wife who at that moment was in grave danger. It was she that

God wanted them to help. On the wall in the little home was a gold-colored plaque with an angel on top and the 16 verses of Psalms 91. “If you make the Most High your dwelling – even the Lord who is my refuge – then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.� Psalms 91:9 – 10. That day that dear lady received protection from the Lord


Vacation Bible School Bethpage Baptist Church Kenton, TN July 29 - August 1 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. nightly. Everyone is invited to attend!

Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell Good to talk with you this morning/afternoon. I am so appreciative for those who have read and complimented my column each week. I do try to encourage and up-lift with God’s word. Sunday was another great day at Lowrance Chapel. We pray that God was well pleased with our worship to Him. We need to continue to remember our dear brother James White. He is in the Trenton Nursing Home. He is doing well health wise, but would like to be able to get out more. Lucy Paschall and Virginia Smith are both recovering from knee surgery and they are doing so well. We thank God for their speedy recovery. Barbara Wiley was able to attend morning services. She is always cheerful and encouraging to us. We also pray that she will be able to get better. We need to remember that our gospel meeting with Coy Hatcock will soon be here. The meeting begins on Monday, August 13th and continues through Thursday, 16th. Services will be at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Everyone is welcome to come and share God’s word with us. There’s a great day coming! We live in a world where many people do not believe that the Lord is coming back one day and this earth and the elements will all be destroyed by fire. They don’t believe He is coming by the way they live their lives. Even some of those who “go to church� on a regular basis, but do not obey all of God’s commands in order to be saved will burn in this fire, and live in torment forever. We are living in days “just like it was in the days of Noah.� Just a few days ago a deranged man in a movie theatre massacred 12 people in Colorado, including small children. Many were injured, some seriously, and are still recovering. Think of all the scars

that will come from this tragic event. You can pick up most any newspaper and read about all the killings, stabbings, etc. that are taking place every day. Television is filled with all kinds of horrors happening every day in our world. Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:36-44 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.� But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.� Jesus then goes on to tell why the end of time will be like this. In verse 38-39 He says: “For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day of the flood, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.� Our world is collapsing before us. We all can see it, but seem to not be able to do anything about it. Who would have believed 25 years ago that a man could “legally� be joined in marriage to another man, a woman to another woman? In the Bible, the apostle Paul explains about this act. In Romans chapter 1:18 he says: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.� In verse 24 we read, “Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves.� Then, in the following verses of chapter 1:25-32 he tells us what they did. “Who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever, Amen.� For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the man, leaving the natural use of

the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.� In verses 29-32 Paul lists some other sins that the people were doing. Space may prevent me from listing verses 29-32 for you to view, but you can get your Bible and read them yourself. The scripture reads: “being filled with all unrighteous, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice this!“ Folks, the end of time is near! Jesus said “He is coming soon.� We do not know the hour that he will come as the verses have told us, not even the Son. But we can rest assured that one-day He will come, just look at our world! What do you think? Is it “just like it was in the days of Noah? Homosexuality and lesbianism has been “accepted� in a lot of our society today. Just because some say that it’s now “ok� for a man to marry a man, or a woman marry a woman, does that make it right. What does God say about it? I hope that this lesson has benefited you. Let us all keep our lives pure and spotless and look for the coming of the Lord. Eternity can be a lovely place, but only to those who love the Lord and keep His commandments. “There’s a great day coming!�







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Serving over 1,700 children in Gibson County!!

A letter from Dolly Parton!

The gift of literacy! The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a unique early years book gifting program that mails a brand new, age-appropriate book to enrolled children every month from birth until five years of age, creating a home library of up to 60 books and instilling a love of books and reading from an early age. At present, over 1300 communities sponsor Dolly’s Imagination Library for over 650,000 children.

Donations appreciated!

A $15 donation assures a child receives a high quality, age appropriate book every month for a year! For more information about the program and/or to donate contact:

Dear friend, Thank you for your interest in my Imagination Library. This program is one of the most important ways I know to improve the educational opportunities for children in your community. When I was growing up in the hills of East Tennessee, I knew my dreams would come true. I know there are children in your community with their own dreams. They dream of becoming a doctor or an inventor or a minister. Who knows, maybe there is a little girl whose dream is to be a writer and singer. The seeds of these dreams are often found in books and the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world. I hope you’ll agree to become a champion of the Imagination Library in your community. You will be amazed at the impact this simple gift can have on the lives of children and their families. We have seen it work in our backyard and I’m certain it can do the same in your community too! I appreciate your interest in my Imagination Library and thank you for all you continue to do for children. Love

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Sports & Education

THE NORTH GIBSON ALL-STARS - The North Gibson All-Stars were eliminated from the Cal Ripken Babe Ruth district tournament on Monday night after falling to Humbolt 3 to 2. Members of the North Gibson All-Stars were: Front row (L-R) Brannion Simpson, Kevin Whitley,

Jonny Lowsdale, Matt Sutberry, Anthony Franks, Justin Butler, Damian McElory, back row Coach Jason Wylie, Nick Wylie, Jackson Cantrell, Coach Bryan Cathey, Caleb Branson, Alden Marvin, Will Carson and Coach Todd Carson. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

ALL AMERICAN SQUAD – Two Gibson County High School football cheerleaders made the All-American Squad during UCA Cheer Camp. Allison Keathley (left) and Autumn Greene will have the opportunity to travel to London, England to perform with the AllAmerican Squad.

HAVOC WINS THE STATE AND WORLD SERIES WARM UP CHAMPIONSHIP - Havoc softball player Lexie Garner of Rutherford had a hard fought and very hot weekend to help her teammates to win the USGF State and World Series Warm Up Championship. The

Lady Havoc went 5 -1 to win the State and World Series Warm Up Championship. The tournament was held at the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex in Jackson from June 29 through July 1. Lexie is the fifth player from the left in the back row. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Dyer C.P. Upward Soccer Registration and Evaluations Saturday, July 28 9:15 - 1 pm Sunday, August 5 2-5pm Ages 4 years to 8th grade - Boys and Girls •Scholarships Available •Payment Plan Options •Sibling Discounts Registration Fee - $50.00 For more info please call or text April at 414-4795 or 665-7795 or Brittney at 414-6528.

Season begins August 28!

CHEERLEADER CAMP The GCHS Football Cheerleaders will be holding a cheerleader camp at Gibson County High School for children ages 4 years up to fifth grade

July 31st & August 1st FIRST HOLE-IN-ONE - Dr. Bob McAlexander of Dyer recorded his first hole-in-one July 11 at Pinecrest Golf Course. He used an eight-iron to sink the ace on hole number 15, a 130-yard par three. Dr. McAlexander has been playing golf for 50 years. Witnessing the shot were: Dick Etheridge and J.K. Wong.

LEXIE GARNER - Havoc pitcher Lexie Garner throws a strike to end the inning during the USGF State and World Series Warm Up Tournament. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Do you have an interesting story to tell or an interesting hobby? Call the TCR at 692-3506

GCHS CHEERLEADERS ATTEND CAMP - The Gibson County High School football cheerleaders recently attended UCA Cheer Camp at UT Martin. The girls placed second in dance, third in camp cheer and won the most improved award and the spirit stick. They are (front row) Anna Lovell and Bailey Moore, (second row) Mikayla Simpson, Hallie McCurdy, Kaitlyn Little, Chesley Dodd, Faith Abbott, Lilli Forester, Autumn Greene, Katie Keith, (third row) Kristen Aydlotte, Madison Scoby, Hannah Wiese, Cierra Curry, Allison Keathley, and Anna Lyse Sullenger.

Airman Brevik graduates Air Force Airman Samantha E. Brevik graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Brevik is a 2010 graduate of Gibson High School, Dyer.

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Camp is a fundraisier for GCHS Football Cheerleaders

Call Melinda Wylie at 731-796-0468 or register on first day of camp

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Classifieds-Real Estate-Legals Classified Deadline: Friday, 5 p.m. Cost: $6.00 Minimum charge for 20 words or less (After 20, add 25-cents per word.) Classifieds must be paid in advance. This includes yard sales.

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DANNY EAST HOME SERVICES Interior- Exterior Paint • Leaky Faucets • Leaky Roofs • Broken Windows • Ceiling Fans & much more Most all household repairs and upgrades. • Licensed and Insured 665-6292 or 731-612-8427

YARD SALE 458 South Main St. in Dyer. Held in back yard. Tanning bed, couch, clothes size 16 and much more. July 27 and 28 from 7 a.m. til? --------------------------------YARD SALE Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28th ; 7 a.m. – until ?? 28 Narrow Gauge Rd., Dyer Household items, vehicles, toys, etc. Lots of stuff! Call 414-9689. --------------------------------YARD SALE It’s here! 17 mile yard sale. Saturday August 4th on Old Dyersburg Rd from Georgetown to Tatumville.



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For emergency call 643-6237

WERE YOU IMPLANTED WITH a St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Lead Wire between June 2001 and December 2010? Have you had this lead replaced, capped or did you receive shocks from the lead? You may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1800-535-5727 (TnScan)

Ed Norman Broker 571-7092

Michael Avery Agent 426-3337

Donald Scott Agent 234-3712




209 S Hall St – Super nice 2 bd home on corner lot. Also has adjoining lot. Move in ready.

$30,000’s Pending

194 Skullbone Rd – Nice country home. 2 bd/1 ba with extra room. Large 2 car garage. Situated on approx. 4.7 acres.


903 Cherokee St. - 4 BR, 2 bath brick home on quiet no thru street. Fencd in backyard, single carport, and close to area schools. Well maintained.


116 Tollie Markham - Too many features to list all! 4 BR, 6 full baths, indoor pool, 11.58 ac, lake. Under $200,000.



4 BR, 6 BA, 6,515 SF Home


130 Peach St. - Attention investors or first time home buyers! 2 BR, 1 bath home in great location within walking distance of school.

$80,000’s Reduced

84 New Hope Rd. - Nice home with it all! Shop, horse stable, pond with bridge, and extra house. Main home is 4 BR, 2 bath, 10.6 acres and lots of extras!


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229 Division St. - Lovely home with swimming pool. 3 BR, 2.5 bath. Located ust around the corner from the elementary school.


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$2,500 down in cash or certified funds for each property. 5% premium on each sale. All sales subject to seller’s approval. H&M, 257158, 2185; B. G. Hudson, Jr.,Broker 18707, AU 579

104-114 Bell St. - 3 duplexes - 2 BR, 1 bath per unit. Great investment.

COMMERCIAL/LAND 127 S Peck Switch Cove – Neat home in quiet cove. 3 bd/2 ba with warm feel. Conveniently located to both school and golf course!

“For Over 40 Years!!!

172 Maple Street - Retail office 4532 McKnight St. - Church building 1 Industrial Drive - 80,000 sq. ft. building on 10 acres 593 Riverside Yorkville Rd. - 36 acres

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PUBLIC AUTO AUCTION Saturday, July 28 • 9 a.m. 294 Anglin Lane, Jackson, TN THIS IS OUR BI-MONTHLY AUTO AUCTION. Autos, Trucks, Trailers, Tools & Misc Items CONSIGNMENTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED If you have any equipment you would like to sell Call Rick at 731-467-1842 See website for Terms & Listings. Buyer’s Premium Applies



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SATURDAY, JULY 28 • 10:00 AM


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Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Sec. 2-12111(c), the Gibson County Election Commission notice is hereby gives notice of the Gibson County Special School District Election to be held on Thursday, August 2, 2012, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the following precincts: Yorkville, Kenton, Good Luck and Rutherford. Notice is also given, pursuant to TCA, Sec. 2-6302(a)(5) that Absentee and Early votes will be counted Thursday, August 2, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Election Commission Office, located on the first floor of the Courthouse. GIBSON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION SAMPLE BALLOT GIBSON COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE DISTRICT 1 Vote For One (1)

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Gary Paschall - 731-414-8688 • Larry Paschall - 731-643-7138 GL 5777

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Auction Saturday, August 4- 10:00 a.m. Estate of Mrs. Ruby Warren 409 S. Poplar St. Kenton, TN REAL ESTATE includes an approx. 900 sq ft. house on an approx. 1/2 acre lot (100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X220â&#x20AC;&#x2122;). Real estate also includes 2 small storage buildings. This property will sell as is. Any inspections should be completed before sale day. It will be sold by the present deed. Any surveys will be at buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expense. TERMS: 10 % deposit with balance due no later than Aug. 31. 2012.

LEAD PAINT NOTICE: This House Was Built Before 1978 And Could Contain Lead Paint. Any Desired Inspections Should Be Done Prior To Sale Day!

1991 Park Ave Car (106,400+ miles showing on odometer) Good tires, leather interior and the car drives good. Real Estate will sell at 11 a.m. with car selling immediately afterwards.

Partial Listing: Antique Walnut Bed â&#x20AC;˘ Lighted Curio Cabinet â&#x20AC;˘Antique Curio Cabinet â&#x20AC;˘Antique Chairs, Mirror, and Pictures â&#x20AC;˘Small Desk â&#x20AC;˘Antique 3 pc. Bedroom Suite â&#x20AC;˘Oak Pedestal Dining Table â&#x20AC;˘4 Ladder Back Chairs â&#x20AC;˘Oak Dresser Base â&#x20AC;˘Oak Buffet â&#x20AC;˘Drum Table â&#x20AC;˘Antique Rocking Chair â&#x20AC;˘Lamps â&#x20AC;˘Several Large Vases â&#x20AC;˘Swag Lamps â&#x20AC;˘Telephone Desk â&#x20AC;˘Antique Sofa â&#x20AC;˘GE 15.6 CF Freezer â&#x20AC;˘GE Washer â&#x20AC;˘RCA Dryer â&#x20AC;˘Lots of Figurines and more that will be posted as we sort through the house...



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Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day of July, 2012, Letters Testamentary, in respect of the estate of AARON WAYNE GOAD, deceased, who died May 19, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1 or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (a) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) Months from the date of the first publication (or posting; or (b) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months form the decedents date of death. This the 10th day of July, 2012.


Signed: Tony Goad and Tim Goad Co Executors Estate of AARON WAYNE GOAD SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM BILL BARRON 124 E. COURT SQUARE TRENTON, TN 38382

The Gibson County Fire Department will be accepting sealed bids for 175 Fire Dept. pagers. Bids must be in by August 8, 2012. Bid opening will be at 1 p.m. on August 8, 2012. For bid specifications call 731-7239228 or fax request to 731-723-0041. Gibson County Fire Department reserves the right to refuse any or all bids.


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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE GIBSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Default has been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided for in that certain Deed of Trust dated July 13, 2001, of record in Deed Book/Page Number 653 / 46, Instrument 21558, Register’s Office for Gibson County, Tennessee, from Laina Street, Eva Lee Street and David Bernard Street (Borrower) to C.E. HARRISON (Trustee) for the benefit of HOME CAPITAL INC., A GEORGIA CORPORATION (Lender), securing the Note/indebtedness therein described, the entire Note/indebtedness having been declared in default and immediately due and payable by the lawful owner and holder thereof. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS TRUSTEE, UNDER THE SERIES SUPPLEMENT TO THE MASTER FACILITY AGREEMENT DATED AUGUST 30, 2001, SERIES 2001-PB1 TRUST (Holder), now being the present owner/holder of said indebtedness, has now requested that foreclosure proceedings be instituted, and said Holder has appointed the firm listed below as Successor Trustee under said Deed of Trust, by an instrument duly recorded in the aforesaid records, to serve in the place and stead of the aforementioned Trustee. Notice of the Right to Foreclose was sent to the Borrower by letter dated April 19, 2012. NOW, THEREFORE, said Successor Trustee, or agent thereof, pursuant to said Deed of Trust, having been requested by the Holder so to do, and by virtue of the authority and power vested in said Successor Trustee by said Deed of Trust, will on August 07, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., at the usual and customary location at the Gibson County, Tennessee, Courthouse, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash (or credit upon the indebtedness secured if the lawful owner and holder thereof is the successful purchaser), the following-described property: BEING SITUATED IN THE 14TH CIVIL DISTRICT OF GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND BETTER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: MAP 51 N, GROUP B, PARCEL 22.00 BEGINNING AT A STAKE IN THE WEST MARGIN OF THE I.C RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF A LOT FORMERLY OWNED BY A. A. CAIN, NOW LANNOM; RUNS THENCE WEST WITH HIS LINE 135 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE NORTH 100 FEET TO A STAKE IN THE SOUTH MARGIN OF AN ALLEY; RUNS THENCE WEST 135 FEET WITH THE SOUTH MARGIN OF SAID ALLEY TO A STAKE IN SAID I. C. RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY; THENCE SOUTH WITH THE WEST MARGIN OF SAID RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, 100 FEET TO THE BEGINNING. DESCRIPTION TAKEN FROM DEED RECORDED IN ORBV 511, PAGE 803. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO EVA LEE STREET AND DAVID BERNARD STREET BY WARRANTY DEED OF THOMAS BLACKWELL AND WIFE, ELIZABETH BLACKWELL DATED APRIL 28, 1997, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK VOLUME 511, PAGE 803, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. DAVID BERNARD STREET IS NOW MARRIED TO LAINA STREET. ALSO, BY WARRANTY DEED OF EVA LEE STREET AND DAVID BERNARD STREET, IN WHICH THEY CONVEYED A 1/3 INTEREST TO LAINA STREET, DATED JULY 12, 2001, AS RECORDED IN RECORD BOOK 653, PAGE 26, IN SAID REGISTER’S OFFICE. For informational purposes only, this property is commonly known as 148 West Front Street, Bradford, TN 38316, Parcel ID 051N B 022.00. The property shall be free from all right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, dower, curtesy, elective share, and all other exemptions that are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Successor Trustee will sell and convey only as Successor Trustee, “as is” and “where is” and without covenants of seizin or warranties of title. Listing of Subordinate Lien holders: N/A Listing of Other Interested Parties: N/A This sale is subject to liens; easements; encumbrances; property taxes; rights of redemption of taxing entities; all matters shown on any recorded plan(s) or plat(s); any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and other matters which are prior in right to the lien of the aforesaid Deed of Trust. If a high bidder fails to close a sale, the Successor Trustee shall have the option of making the sale to the next highest bidder. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the sale to another day, time and/or place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above, or at any date and time fixed by a preceding postponement. Alternatively, at its option, Successor Trustee may give a new notice of sale. Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco, PC One Alliance Center, 4th Floor 3500 Lenox Road Atlanta, GA 30326 (866) 960-8298 File #: 012647

Marriages Jerry Michael Williams of Milan and Misty Dawn Smith of Lavinia Michael Edward Wilke of Humboldt and Kristie Leigh Riggins Laster of Humboldt Thomas Ralph Jordan of Milan and Brenda Kay Brown of Covington Michael David Roberson of Medina and Cynthia Cherie Mays Leslie of Medina Scott David Baldwin of

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 6, 2009, executed by NINA JOHNSON, UNMARRIED, conveying certain real property therein described to QUICK SEARCH INC. as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, on April 15, 2009 , as Instrument No. 104342, in book 935, at page 857; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 15, 2012, 11:00 AM at the Gibson County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Gibson County Courthouse, Trenton, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Gibson County, Tennessee, to wit: BEGINNING at a point in the North margin of McKnight Road, which point is in the Southeast corner of W. F. Reasons as recorded in Deed Book 101, page 240, Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee and the Southwest corner of the herein described tract; thence from the point of beginning and with the East line of Reasons, North 212.50 feet to a Southwest corner of James R. and Billy Joe McKnight as recorded in Deed Book 110, page 265, Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee; thence with lines of McKnight, the following calls: South 88 degrees 18 minutes 48 seconds East 203.13 feet; South 00 degrees 31 minutes 29 seconds East 210.11 feet to the North margin of McKnight Road; thence with the North margin of McKnight Road, North 89 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 205.00 feet to the beginning. There is located on above described lot, a one story brick house as shown on plat. There is no recorded plat showing setback lines of easements. PARCEL#: 156-32.09 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 32 MCKNIGHT ROAD, Humboldt, TN 38343. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): NINA JOHNSON OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 12-0017247 FEI # 1006.157901 07/25/2012, 08/01/2012, 08/08/2012 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 30, 2008, executed by WANDA L SHEPHARD & BRADLEY SHEPHARD, WIFE & HUSBAND, conveying certain real property therein described to MARK A ROSSER ESQ as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, on October 10, 2008, as Instrument No. 100211, in Book 930, at Page 1629; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on August 2, 2012, 11:00 AM at the Gibson County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Gibson County Courthouse, Trenton, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Gibson County, Tennessee, to wit: The following described lot or parcel of real estate lying and being in Gibson County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pin on the south margin of Elm Street and being at the northeast corner of a tract owned by Nichols said point being 108 feet east of the east margin of North 16th Street; thence with the south margin of Elm Street East a distance of 103 feet to an iron pin at the northwest corner of a tract owned by Blurton; thence with Blurton’s west line South a distance of 100 feet to an iron pin at the northeast corner of a tract owned buy Cunningham; thence with Cunningham’s north line West a distance of 103 feet to an iron pin at the southeast corner of Nichols: thence with Nichol’s east line north a distance of 100 feet to the point of beginning. PARCEL #170B-L-00300 000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1614 ELM STREET, HUMBOLDT, TN 38343. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): BRADLEY SHEPHARD and WANDA L SHEPHARD OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: HUMBOLDT UTILITIES The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-9840407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 12-0036122 FEI # 1006.162901 07/11/2012, 07/18/2012, 07/25/2012

Humboldt and Lisa Sue Earnest Bolin on Humboldt Cory Aaron Renfro of Milan and Lynda Diane Dodd Evans of Milan David Stuart Foster of Humboldt and Jessica Michele Segerson Hawks of Humboldt Richard Lee Vestal, Jr. of Trenton and Kristian Nicole Harrison of Trenton John David Johnson of Dyer and Lorrie Lisa Jewell Crowe of Dyer Randall Lee Grooms of Humboldt and Anissa Lynn Parks King of Humboldt Luke Wayne Holladay of Cedar Grove and Rachel Claire McMinn of Dyer

Property Transfers MNL, LLC to Paul B. Tucker and Darla D. Tucker – 7th CD John N. O’Briant and wife, Sheila G. O’Briant to Cathy Brown - 8th CD Helen M. Burton to Earl Hassell, Jr. and wife, Evelyn F. Hassell – 7th CD Russell Coker and wife, Sherri Coker, f/k/a Sherri Hollis to J. Antonio Gonzalez and wife, Yolanda Gonzalez – 12th CD The Bank of Jackson to Lone Oak Holdings, LLC – 13th CD Jason G. Hance and wife, Eva I. Hance to Mark Kevin Todd – 2nd CD John W. Tucker, Jr. and wife, Kathryn M. Tucker to Randy E. Lumley and wife, Mae Lynn Lumley – Milan Anthony R. Jones and wife, Dawn H. Jones to Keith Siler and Chuck Thornton – 21st CD Joy H. Taylor to Alliance Electric, Inc. – 21st CD Bowmar, LLC to ARC FEHBTTN001, LLC – Humboldt HSBC Bank, USA, N.A. to Jerry Maitland – 7th CD Teresa G. Kimery to Troy Grimes and wife, Judy E. Grimes – 13th CD Kimcar, LLC to LeMaster TN Holdings, LLC – Dyer Richie Crutcher, Angela Hammonds and Starlet Kolwyck to Danny Crutcher – 3rd CD Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to Eric Catron and wife, Tiffany Catron – Milan Lone Oak Holdings, LLC to Eric Catron and wife, Tiffany Catron – Milan Charles D. Johnson and wife, Cheryll D. Johnson to Charles Alexander and wife, Dawn Alexander – 3rd CD Farmers and Merchants Bank, Dyer to Christopher L. Ernest – 16th CD

National utility scam strikes Tennessee A widespread scam that claims to pay utility bills has made its way to Tennessee. Two of Tennessee’s rural electric cooperatives reported incidents involving the scam on Monday, July 9. Tennessee’s rural electric cooperatives are warning members to be aware of a bill-paying scam that asks them to disclose Social Security and bank routing numbers. Scammers claim electric consumers can have their utility bills paid under a federal government program. No such program exists. The solicitations have been made door-to-door, online and by phone. Members are asked for personal information and then given fake bank account numbers to use for making a payment on their utility bill. Members are urged to alert police if they’re contacted about the scam. The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association is a trade group representing the interests of Tennessee’s 23 electric distribution cooperatives and the 1.1 million members they serve.

The Tri-City Reporter, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Page 13

SATURDAY - July 28 - 10:00 AM : 138 Cash St Bradford, TN 38316

Nice bedroom suite -- Chest of drawers -- Night stands -- Numerous lamp tables -- Dining table with chairs -- Rocker -- Hall trees -- Nice picture and bowl -- Copper pot -- Toaster oven -- Magazine table -- Hutch -- High chair -Nice recliner -- Pronto power chair w/charger -- Whirlpool side by side Refrig. -- GE smooth top range -- Numerous pots and pans -- Kenmore stacked washer and dryer -- 3 freezers two chest type, 1 up right -- Microwave ovens -- Old wooden desk -- Entertainment center -- Good power lift chair -Outside swing -- Deck furniture -- Sewing machine -- Drop leaf table -- Iron bed -- List does not start to describe all items in this sale. Many, Many items not listed.

HOUSE FIRE - Rutherford Fire Department, with assistance from Dyer, Tyson, Support 9 and Good Luck Fire Departments responded Friday night at around 8 a house fire. Firefighters were called to Hamp Taylor Road for a fully involved house fire that was called in by a neighbor. Upon arrival, fire crews found a two story wood frame construction home with heavy smoke and flames showing. Gibson County EMS was staged for safety due to extreme heat. (photo by Lori Cathey)

THURSDAY - July 26 - 6:00 PM : 5565 Main St E. Trezevant, TN 38258


SATURDAY - July 28 - 9:00 AM : 410 Central Ave Bradford, TN 38316 10% down day of sale balance due on or before Aug 28 Cash or good check, bank letter required unless personally known by auction company. No buyers premium.



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Dyer youth travels to Europe as student ambassador from page 1 in the famous Musee du Parfum Fragonard where she discovered the fabulous world of perfumes. During her three-day stay in Paris, Kathryn enjoyed the best view of Paris - from the 899-foot Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World’s Fair to commemorate the French

Revolution. She enjoyed a guided exploration of one of the most important art collections in the world, the famous Musee du Louvre. She visited the principal areas of the museum including a look at Leonardo’s masterpiece, the famous Mona Lisa. The group also explored the magnificent Chateau de

EIFFEL TOWER - Kathryn Cox enjoyed seeing the famous Eiffel Tower while in Paris, France. She said the climb was tedious but it was a great experience.

Versailles, built during the reign of Louis XIV. It was the seat of the royal court from 1682 to 1789, when the French Revolution put an end to monarchy. Kathryn said of her experience in Paris, “I really enjoyed walking through the Louvre. It is amazing to think that the masterpieces that I saw are some of the most famous in the world. I also enjoyed the Eiffel Tower. Although the stair climbing was tedious, it was a great experience. “ By Friday it was time to move on from Paris. Kathryn spent her first day on a European farm, experiencing the unique traditional way of life in the countryside with a home stay family. “The farm was an interesting experience. The culture there was way different than it is here. They worshipped in a form of Hindu, which was very interesting to learn about. At the farm, we divided up and went to different workshops. I chose bee-keeping. It was amazing how many bees you can fit in one bee hive! When you put your ear up to the glass, it sounded like a car running, a constant buzzing,” said Kathryn. On June 17th, Kathryn traveled to Switzerland. The group visited Lucerne,

a city in the heart of Switzerland situated on a lake and surrounded by high mountains. They boarded a ship to cross the lake at romantic Heidiland and enjoyed the beautiful landscape. Kathryn then traveled to Austria, staying with another family who showed her European life and culture. During this period the group explored the beautiful and historic city of Salzburg. They also experienced a darker chapter of European history when they visited the infamous Mauthausen Concentration Camp and learned about its terrible past. In Vienna, Austria Kathryn enjoyed historic Prater Amusement Park where James Bond took an adventurous ride on the giant Riesenrad (the second largest Ferris wheel in the world) in the 1987 film ‘The Living Daylights.’ Kathryn rode on the famous Ferris wheel. “It was scary because I’m scared of heights,” she said. The group had a unique opportunity to meet and take part in a discussion with a survivor of a concentration camp (Theresienstadt). Kathryn said, “It was heartbreaking to listen to what he had gone through.

I wish I could go back and change it all for him.” In the city of Friesach, Austria Kathryn visited cultural highlights including the State Opera House, the Imperial Place and St. Stephan’s Cathedral. The group enjoyed an evening of authentic Medieval games such as archery, and enjoyed an opulent banquet. “When we were at the banquet, the hostess called my name to come forward, I was appalled; I didn’t know what was about to happen,” said Kathryn. “I was ‘knighted!’ It was a really cool experience and I am now officially Noblewoman Kathryn.” On June 24th the group of Student Ambassadors arrived in Vicenza, Italy where they worked with local residents on the ‘Castle Project.’ For over 30 years, volunteers have been united in building an authentic medieval castle without the use of modern technology. In the picturesque town of Sirnitz, the group spent an unforgettable day in the countryside. They learned about traditional life, had lessons in folk dancing, learned about farmer’s Olympics and enjoyed a delicious traditional meal. On the second day in Vicenza, Kathryn enjoyed one of life’s greatest pleasures – riding in a Venetian gondola. While passing along the ‘Canale Grande,’ she saw the Guggenheim Museum, the Fenice Theater, and Mozart’s Venice residence. Then she explored the bustling alleys, quaint bridges and narrow canals of Venice, taking in the sights of the Basilica San Marco and the Bridge of Sighs. The group learned about the art of Murano glass blowing with a live demonstration of the production process. After two days in Vincenza, the group moved on to Montecatini where they visited Accademia Gallery, which houses Michelangelo’s colossal

statue, David. In a walk through the city of Florence, they passed the Duomo and the bronze doors to the Baptistery, known as the Gate to Paradise. They also learned about one of Italy’s most famous products, leather, at the Leonardo Leather Works. The students were inspired by some of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in the Italian city of Pisa where they saw one of Europe’s most iconic buildings – the Leaning Tower, In Rome, Kathryn took in famous sights like Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. She visited the center of the Catholic Church and the world’s smallest country, the Vatican. The students toured the Vatican Museums and admired the frescos of the Sistine Chapel. They also saw St. Peter’s Basilica. On the last day of the trip, the Student Ambassadors descended under the city of Rome enjoying a subterranean walk through the Christian Catacombs. Other highlights included the Coliseum and the Roman Forum. “Italy was my favorite. The food was amazing, and the architecture was to die for. It is amazing how different America is from Europe. The catacombs were by far the coolest thing I have ever seen. We decended 40 feet underground, which was really cold, and got to see where they buried people. It was slightly creepy, though,” said Kathryn. Kathryn is a junior at GCHS. She is a basketball cheerleader, plays trumpet in the band and is a Beta Club member. She is the daughter of Donnie and Jennifer Cox and has one brother, Cameron age 10. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Thelma McCaig of Dyer and Jerry and Jenny Thompson of Fulton, Kentucky.

FRENCH CUISINE - Kathryn Cox and a friend tried escargot (snails) while in France.

GONDOLA RIDE - Kathryn Cox and fellow student ambassador Kaleighn Wright (photo above) enjoyed a gondola ride while in Venice, Italy. A gondolier (lower photo) maneuvers the craft down the Grand Canal.

Contracts require tax/title/license/approved credit. Prices include $399 process fee/rebates in lieu of rate. Lancer $1999/Outlander $2299 cash or trade value down due at lease inception. Guaranteed return value with 12K annual use. See dealership for warranty details. Vehicles subject to prior sale. Pictures for illustration only. Prices good through 7/31/12.

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