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County to borrow $1.75 million to pay for projects BY STEVE SHORT Gibson Co. commissioners got their first look at the proposed 201213 budget last week and heard that the county plans to borrow $1.75 million to pay for equipment and projects. Commissioner Robert “Butch� Shelton, Chair of the Budget Committee, gave a preliminary summary of the budget, which calls for spending $16.3 million from the General Fund. The property tax rate would remain at 94-cents per $100 assessed property value. The commission did not take any action on approving the tentative budget. Funds will be provided to each department head to “adjust� employee pay by about 4 percent on average. Not every employee will receive a 4% pay raise, said Mr. Shelton. Department heads can use their discretion to distribute employee pay funds. The $1.75 million loan would pay for relocating the Juvenile Court to the old jail building which would be renovated at a total cost of $664,500. $440,500 would be spent on Rural Fire protection. $300,000 would go to purchase two new ambulances. $45,000 would pay for new Sheriff Dept. cars. $250,000 would go to the Highway Dept., and $50,000 would be paid to financial advisor, Scott Gibson of Cumberland Securities who arranges the financing. Com. Marvin Sikes asked if the county’s budget was in the red by $1.75 million because of the planned loan. But Com. Keith Steele said the outlay note did not equate to a deficit. “People get mixed up,� said Com. Steele. “This stuff is for the long term, and you pay it out like you would a house or a farm.� “The good news is that money is as cheap as it’s ever been,� said Mr. Shelton about the outlay note. “If you have big capital items you can get three percent money. Who would have thunk it? I can remember when it was 15 percent. If

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DSC GRAND MARSHALS - Grand Marshalls Eddie and Lou Ellen Bone attended the Dyer Station opening ceremony held Thursdsy evening. Family members attending were daughter Jane Kelly (left) and granddaughter Amanda Kidd (right) and great grandson Macaden Rodriguez.

Dyer Station Celebration holds 28th opening ceremony BY CINDY EAST The Dyer Station Celebration kicked-off with the opening ceremony held Thursday, June 28 at the Dyer VFW. Despite the extreme heat, the opening had one of its best turnouts in years. Betty Rose Thompson welcomed the attendees, inviting everyone to come out and attend the festivities. The prayer was led by Ken Pullias followed by the raising of the flag by members of Boy Scout Troop 243. Burt Hooper led the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ followed by Amy Powell singing the ‘Star Spangled Banner.’ Beverly Laughlin recognized the veterans

attending. Among her comments were: “Veterans are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They sacrificed for our freedom. The armed forces carry the burden of defending us. Only 10 percent of the population is veterans and they are the ones who gave us this extraordinary country.� Mayor Walton ‘Sam’ Thompson expressed his thanks to the Dyer Station Committee, city personnel, police department, fire department for everything that has been done to hold the celebration. “I would especially like to thank all of you folks who braved the 100 degree heat to see page 10

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conditions – no fireworks in Dyer either! Even thought the burn ban did not include fireworks, the mayor and fire chief with the City of Dyer request that residents refrain from shooting fireworks due to fire danger associated to dry weather conditions. Dyer Station Celebration fireworks display for the Fourth of July has been cancelled until further

DRY CONDITIONS SPARK FIRES - Dyer Fire Department, with assistance from Good Luck and Trenton Fire Departments, responded Friday at around 6:45 a.m. to a shop fire at 104 State Route 185. The fully-involved fire was called in by a passerby. Upon arrival the structure had heavy smoke and flames showing. The fire department was able to save the family’s tractors. Gibson County EMS was staged for safety due to extreme heat. According to Dyer Fire Department Chief Roger Worrell residents should refrain from any open burning because any sparks could lead to a large fire in the extremely dry conditions. (photo by Lori Cathey)

No burning! Tennessee State Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson on June 29 issued a burn ban for Cheatham, Dickson, Gibson, Giles, Marshall, Maury and Sumner counties. The burn ban was effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice, said a news release. As a result of the burn ban and the extremely dry

BY CRYSTAL BURNS A yearly assessment list submitted by Gibson County School District principals led to an argument about the merits of kicking in $75,000 to help the Kenton Special School District build a tornado safe structure at the GCSD school board meeting held June 21st. Bruce Pate, who represents District 2, called the additional classrooms that double as a safe space “the 800-lb. gorilla in the room� and questioned why the Gibson County school system should purchase furniture for two classrooms and a conference room at Kenton. “It goes back to the $75,000 for the tornado shelter that became four classrooms,� Pate said. “The thing that bothers me is that there’s kids in Dyer sitting in rickety junk, and I don’t know why they aren’t reporting it.� Each year, the Director of Schools asks principals to submit a needs assessment, which superintendent Eddie see page 3

The last regularly scheduled meeting of the Rutherford City board was changed from the usual third Monday of the month to Tuesday, June 12. During the meting Alderman Dusty Emerson made a motion to amend the agenda to add discussion of Whisper Internet and a resolution for continuation of FY 11-12 budget. Alderman Kathy Keith seconded the motion. The board approved the additions to the agenda. In the visitor’s section at the beginning of the meeting Rutherford Mayor Keith Cardwell allowed concerned citizen Larry Davidson to speak. Davidson asked if anyone could speak during the meeting after a subject was discussed. Cardwell answered, no. Citizens speak during the visitors section of the meeting. Davidson directed questions to Alderman Bob White asking what the two items; department heads and mayor and board salaries under new business were about. White stated they would be removed until a later meeting since the budget was not being discussed in the present meeting. Cardwell recognized concerned citizen Kathy Gant to speak. Gant read from a paper that a public meeting was to be held prior to the first reading of the budget. Gant then stated from parliamentary

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Clayburn Peeples reports: (continued from last week) Ground zero for the struggle over women’s voting rights in Tennessee, and thus in America, was the Hermitage Hotel, in Nashville, Tennessee, where proponents of each side of the issue, as well as the national media, set up headquarters, and where the lobby and surrounding sidewalks were daily filled with sweet-talking ladies on both sides of the question, armed with fervent entreaties and baskets of either red roses, if they were against suffrage, or yellow ones, if they were for it, which they pinned on every man available. So many were handed out, and worn, one observer described the Hermitage Hotel lobby as “a sea of red and yellow.” Naturally, the national press corps, eating the spectacle up, began referring to the struggle as “The War of the Roses” after the famous Fifteenth Century struggle between the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England. But Tennessee had already dubbed one political contest (the gubernatorial race of 1886 between brothers Bob and Alf Taylor) “The War of the Roses”, so Tennessee historians refer to the battle over women’s votes as Tennessee’s “Second War of the Roses.” At any rate, this “war”, by far, was bitterer and more hotly contested than the one in 1886 was. Lobbying for both sides was fierce and frantic. A hospitality bar, illegal of course, was set up on the eighth floor of the hotel, where men of both political persuasions could refresh themselves and debate the issue. (The lobbying there, however, was heavily slanted toward the anti-suffrage sentiment.) Some suffragists suggested cynically that ladies of the evening could often be found in attendance as well; not surprisingly, no one

ever admitted that. There is no question, however, that alcohol flowed freely there throughout the entire session. When out of state visitors, noting a number of legislators reeling happily through the hallways and lobby of the hotel, asked why the prohibition laws were not being enforced, they were told, “In Tennessee, whiskey and legislation go hand in hand, especially when controversial questions are urged.” Such was the tenor of the times. Opponents of women’s suffrage argued that giving women the right to vote would cause them to lose their femininity and lead to a war of the sexes. It would destroy the home, they said, and violate the laws of God. Proponents argued that giving women the vote was not only basic fairness, but that it would also elevate the standards of politics. Finally, after six weeks of preliminary skirmishes, the session began, and for the next ten days lobbying in the merciless Middle Tennessee heat intensified to a fever pitch; both sides pulled out all the stops. Finally, after ten tumultuous days and many, many trades, deals, dirty tricks and double-crosses, the amendment was ratified. The suffragists won, but by the thinnest margin possible, and only after a young republican legislator from East Tennessee, wearing a red anti-suffrage American Beauty rose in his lapel, changed his vote from nay to aye. Jubilation reigned supreme among suffragists, throughout Nashville and around the country as well, because that meant the 19th Amendment to the Constitution would become the law of the land. As a result, Tennessee earned a new nickname, one of several we possess, “The Women’s Suffrage State.”

When women got the right to vote The Tennessee Legislature was lauded in newspaper editorials all across the country, and Governor Roberts, temporarily, became a national hero. And women all across America, from that day forward, would be able to vote, in every election, everywhere in America, for all time, which they began to do, immediately. But what about Governor Roberts, the man who called the special election that made

it all possible, he of fleeting national fame and glory? Were his efforts rewarded? How did he fare in the following November general election when all those newly enfranchised women of Tennessee got a chance to actually pull the lever in a gubernatorial race? Not so well. They turned him out of office, voting instead for a 72-year-old East Tennessean, Alfred Taylor, the oldest man ever elected governor in Tennessee,

and who, ironically, was the losing candidate in Tennessee’s first War of the Roses, way back in 1886. Taylor’s campaign consisted primarily of crisscrossing the state with his coon dog, Old Limber, telling funny stories, playing the fiddle and entertaining audiences with a quartet composed of his three sons and a family friend who serenaded potential voters with East Tennessee mountain ballads and gospel songs. But that

was enough. Taylor won by a landslide, and Roberts, the man of the hour a mere three months earlier, spent the rest of his days in private life. I believe it was Virgil who said, “Woman is ever fickle and changeable.” Tennessee women sure were in 1920, when Gov. Roberts learned, in the hardest way possible, the wisdom of that old sardonic political axiom, “ No good deed goes unpunished.”

Rutherford discusses budget from page 1 procedure that if a board member recognized a citizen during the meeting they could speak and asked if the mayor would allow them to speak. Cardwell answered, no. Citizens are to speak during the visitors section of the meeting. Cardwell allowed Joe Bone to present a request for items to be added to the budget for Davy Crockett week. Under department reports, no fire report was given. Fire Chief Bob Blankenship was absent. In the police report, Police Chief Mike Hensley advised of 198 calls for the month of May. He also wanted to commend the following officers for the extra help and time given during the absence of Adam Branch and himself: David Paschall, Cody Childress, Bobby Kelly, Lehman Webb, Jeff Webber, Neil Matthews, Dwayne Reynolds and Ryan Shanklin. Chief Hensley asked for Jeffrey Webber to be hired as a full time officer. Alderman White commended Webber but stated he could not be hired full time until after six months. Chief Hensley stated Webber would have to be hired full time in order to go through his six months probation at that time the board would vote to hire

him permanently. Alderman Don Greer made a motion to hire Jeffrey Webber as a full time officer. Alderperson Sandy Comstock seconded the motion. The board approved the measure. In the Water & Sewer report, Eddie Watkins advised of 116 meters being changed out to date. Also, the wet well still needs to be repaired. The lagoon is discharging again but will be shut off on 6/22 until signification of rainfall. Watkins advised environmental lab had stopped testing and J.D. Dethloff from Bradford would be testing at the same price. White asked if anything had been decided about the line behind the city hall. Watkins stated they had not been able to get to it yet and asked what their priority should be. In the street report, Watkins advised on the dump truck not running properly. Greer stated the city needed another one. Comstock asked if they had checked on a dump truck. Watkins stated that David Zarecor felt like if we got another dump truck you maybe inheriting other problems and he knows exactly what’s wrong with the city truck. It was estimated to fix the brakes at around $2500 to $3500 but there was a problem now with it shutting off. Watkins advised on what

actions needed to be taken to fix Hopper Street. Greer asked about the culverts to be put in on Fain Street. They had not been put in. Cardwell stated to go ahead and replace the culverts. Comstock asked if the city needed a part time person to mow. Watkins stated sometimes they did due to not knowing what might happen when the city crew would have to be pulled off of mowing to do something else. Under new business, Cardwell advised on two Cd’s at Regions that were drawing a very low interest rate. The city could get a higher rate from Farmers & Merchants. Emerson made a motion to move the CD’s to Farmers & Merchants. Comstock seconded the motion, and the board approved the measure. Cardwell advised on the budget he proposed with property tax and water rate increase. Greer stated the city did not need to keep all employees in Water and Sewer and why were city hall salaries $5000 higher. Cardwell stated you did not need to subsidize salaries in General fund that were working in water and sewer and the $5000 was Rosy Anderson’s and Ann Tidwell’s part time salary that have not been accounted for in the past. Emerson stated Carrie

Black and Watkins were the only ones that worked in water. Greer stated that the finance committee needed to rearrange some of the report and go by line item. Emerson made a motion for the board to go through and put the budget together. Comstock seconded the motion, and the board approved the measure. Keith made a motion to accept ATA’s bid for the city audit with the stipulation that if the audit was not received by Dec. 31, the city reserves the right to penalize the firm $100 per day and if violated reserve the right to terminate contract. Alderman Emerson seconded the motion and the board approved. Keith made a motion to pass Resolution #71 Continuation of FY 2011-12 budget until FY 2012-13 is passed. Alderman Comstock seconded the motion and the board approved. Cardwell stated Charlie Karnes with Whisper Internet wanted to locate on the water tower at Mod Halliburton Road. Whisper would supply the town with internet service, email and host the town website at no charge. There are guidelines for Whisper to follow from Utility Services. Greer made a motion to allow Whisper to place the internet location on the Mod Halliburton water tower. Comstock seconded the motion and the board approved.

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from page 1 notice. According to DSC committee member Melissa Langston, the fireworks display will be held at a later date, depending on when the area has had enough rain to do it safely. However, the City of Kenton will hold their fireworks display for their annual White Squirrel Celebration on July 4th at 10 p.m. The state burn ban applies to all open-air burning including leaf and woody debris and construction burning, campfires, outdoor grills and other fire activity outside of municipalities where local ordinances apply. Under state law, the Commissioner of Agriculture, in consultation with the state forester, has the authority to issue burn bans at the request of county mayors under certain weather conditions. Requests from county mayors for a burn ban are considered in consultation

with the state forester based on a number of factors including weather, climate, fire danger, fire occurrence and resource availability. “We’re working with local officials to take action when requested and where appropriate to reduce the risk to citizens, property and emergency workers,” Johnson said. “With the extremely dry conditions and little prospect for rain anytime soon, we want to encourage the public to use good judgment and to avoid situations that can cause fire, even in areas not covered under a burn ban.” The burn ban does not prohibit the use of fireworks. However, citizens should check for local restrictions and are encouraged to attend public displays as an alternative to shooting fireworks themselves for the Fourth of July holiday. Gibson County Fire Chief Bryan Cathey said on Friday, “We are averaging four fire calls a day throughout the county. People need to be extremely careful. People

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also need to be careful with fireworks. It is so dry and fire spreads so rapidly it can turn into a serious situation. I’m also concern about our volunteer fire fighters with all the gear they have to wear in this 100-degree heat. They work regular jobs and then come home and get called out on a fire. They aren’t getting any rest. People need to know that even green leaves on trees and green grass will go up like matchsticks now. There is no moisture in the leaves. They catch fire and then blow off a tree and can start another fire somewhere else. And it is not going to get any better until we have a good rain so please be careful.” A violation of a Commissioner of Agriculture Burn Ban is considered reckless burning and is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor which carries a fine of $2,500 and/ or up to 11 months 29 days in jail. State and local firefighters are seeing an increase in fire activity statewide, officials said. Major causes include sparks from field equipment and vehicles, escaped debris burns, discarded cigarettes, lightning, campfires, arson and fireworks. Please visit www. for updated information.

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County to borrow $1.75 from page 1 you need to borrow money there couldn’t be a better time to do this. We can sit around and not do these improvements, but somebody will get hurt. We’re doing things for the health, welfare and safety of the county.” The loan payback schedule for vehicles is for three years; ambulances are for five years. Juvenile Court move $664,500 is allocated for relocation of Juvenile Court from the courthouse to the old county jail. $500,000, from a 10-year capital outlay note, would pay to renovate the old jail building. The remainder would pay for relocation of files from the clerk’s office. “Juvenile Court needs to be moved, and I hope that’s (the old jail) a good place,” said Com. Keith Steele. “But what about the mold? I think it needs to be done, but before we get too far along make sure about the type of mold that is there.” “You have to have engineers go in there and check the structural aspects,”

said Com. Shelton. Fire fighting gear A total of $440,500 is allocated for improvements in the county Fire Dept. $286,000 of that amount would go to replace 175 turnout gear units. $85,000 would be paid for other equipment, training, air packs, and daily use items. $69,500 would go toward communication gear. The county has the worst first insurance rating possible, and is trying to make improvements. Property tax rate The tax rate would remain at 94-cents in the new budget. One cent of tax brings in $67,000 in revenues. Property tax revenues are projected to decrease by about $30,000. Butch Shelton said a 30cent tax increase would be needed to pay for purchases that will be covered with the $1.75 million note. He said budget is about $600,000 out of balance The budget projects that the General Fund balance will drop from $4.2 million in 2011 to about $2.34 million

in 2013. “I’m still concerned with our county General Fund balance; it’s not where I want to see it,” said Com. Shelton. “Our insurance worries me.” In addition to General Fund spending, the new budget also calls for spending $5.5 million in the Highway Dept., $1.1 million on Debt Service, $92,000 for Solid Waste- Sanitation, and $22,600 for Drug Control. Commissioners devoted significant time to discussing “Education Incentives, payments of about $1,000 that would be paid to employees who pursue training. Funds are budgeted for some, but not all employees to be eligible for the “Education Incentives.” “If we’re going to do it for one, we can do it for all,” said Mr. Shelton. The largest spending areas in the proposed budget: Ambulance EMS - $2.61 million; Jail - $2.1 million; Sheriff’s Dept. – $1.99 million; County Buildings - $1.1 million; Employee Benefits - $940,000; Liability Insurance - $600,000.

PRESENTS PLAQUE – Prior to the Dyer Station Celebration opening ceremony, committee members Beverly Laughlin and Johnny McIlwain presented a plaque of appreciation to Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold and Captain Roger Gray for their help with the First Annual Dyer Station Celebration Toy Run held recently. The Toy Run will benefit the DSC Giving Tree. Laughlin and Edd Daniels (not pictured) were the event organizers.

GCSD board disagrees from page 1 Pruett reviews with Terry Cunningham, the district’s chief financial officer. They review the assessments and visit the schools before presenting a final list with bids to the school board. Pate credited Renee Childs, former principal at Kenton who was recently promoted to an administrative position, for submitting a thorough list for Kenton. He also said he was glad the school now has safe space but questioned why the Gibson County board agreed to help the Kenton school district build onto the school Kenton Special School District owns the property and building. Gibson County provides for internal needs, primarily staffing. “I’m glad [the tornado shelter] is there,” he said. “What I’m saying is there’s got to be some stopping point. The money is too tight. There cannot be the detriment of one school for the benefit of another.” In May 2011, Dr. Mike Farrar, of the Kenton Special School District board, met with the Gibson County board and explained that KSSD had approved building a tornado safe structure at Kenton School that added four classrooms and restroom facilities off the north wing. The space is set up like regular classrooms. The Kenton district received $743,919 in FEMA aid and had to come up with $328,000 for the addition. “Quite frankly Kenton Special School District does not have a lot of extra funds,” Dr. Farrar said. Robert Galloway, former Gibson County superintendent now retired, told his board GCSD could realistically provide $75,000. Greg Morris cast the lone dissenting vote as the Gibson County board agreed to chip in $75,000 with a 6-1 vote. “We’ve got a $75,000 carrot out there we’ve never

had before,” Morris said. “It’s a difficult thing, but we’re going to talk about building a building in a place where we own no buildings.” The two school districts have a longterm agreement for Kenton School. In January 2010, the Gibson County school board accepted changes to its contract and resolution regarding the school. The contract stipulated Kenton Special School District, which owns the land and building at the school, could not build without GCSD board approval. Galloway said the provision made no sense since Kenton owns the property. The resolution, which was passed in 2003, required the GCSD board to approve the contract annually, but the contract is a 75year contract. Galloway said that GCSD attorney Hillary Parham and the KSSD attorney reviewed the contract and resolution and agreed to the changes. Board members approved the changes to the contract and resolution with a 6-0 vote. Childs told the board June 21st that enrollment at Kenton is growing. The school will have two Kindergarten classrooms for the 2012-13 school year and will move Head Start out of a portable and back into the school. “We’ve just never had this stage of growth at Kenton School,” Childs said. She said enrollment is about 5050 on the number of Obion County and Gibson County students currently enrolled. Steven Tate, who represents District 5, defended the school board’s decision to provide money toward the Kenton safe space. “We all agreed that we wanted every school to have a retrofit tornado shelter, and we were willing to help every school get one.” he said. “It’s a $1.3 million structure that we added

$75,000 to to protect our children.” Pate also questioned why some schools in the district have pre-school programs but others don’t, specifically citing Rutherford as “a good steward.” “We have been a satellite provider,” he said. “But now the clay has become greater than the pot, and that’s not right. There’s got to be a line drawn.” Supt. Pruett spoke to Pate’s request for pre-school at Rutherford, explaining that the State of Tennessee only allows a certain number of pre-schools and school officials must apply for specific locations. “At the time, you had an option at Rutherford, but there was no space at Rutherford,” Pruett said. “The motion was made to go to Kenton. Right now we are in jeopardy of losing a lot of our pre-schools. If we drop that one, then it’s, I would say, more than likely we’re not going to get it back. It’s going to Nashville or Memphis.” Tate made a motion to accept the furniture bids from the needs assessment list, but his motion died for lack of a second. Dana Welch, District 1 representative, said she didn’t second the motion because she wants more assurance that school officials are evaluating each school’s needs thoroughly. Terry Cunningham told the board any principal asking for furniture was included on the assessments list. “Nothing was cut on furniture,” he said.

TASTE OF DYER - It’s a family affair (above) for Cheri, Aubrey, and Jon Adam Green with Cheri’s mother Cheryl McCormick, as they all enjoy filling their plates at Taste of Dyer. Everett Siler (above right) really enjoyed his food by getting more on himself than in! Kathryn Cox (lower right), just back from Europe, came to support the Dyer Station Celebration activities. (photos by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

Taste of Dyer winners announced BY JENNIFER MCCAIG-COX Entering a cool fellowship hall at the Dyer C.P. Church, cantata spectators were greeted with wonderful sites, smells, and cool beverages. The tables in the fellowship hall quickly filled as community members filled their patriotic blue plates with samples of Taste of Dyer entrees. Ribbons were placed by the first, second, and

Dyer, second Anndrea Dyer, third Ellie Thompson; Casseroles-Zac Hannaford; Cookies-Lucy Bonds; Cakes-first Betty Patton second Madison Dyer; Vegetables-first Vanessa Orr, second Jackie Tucker, third Harrison Dyer; Saladsfirst Jackie Tucker, second Erin Thompson, third Coy Yergin; Appetizers-first Jenny Moss, second Mary Blankenship, and third Megan Barnes.

third place winning dishes. Winners were chosen during the cantata. Dishes ranging from dips, appetizers, main courses, and finally desserts assured there was something for everyone’s individual tastes. The winners were as follows: Overall WinnerJenny Moss; Main Meat Course-first Coy Yergin, second Anndrea Dyer; Other Dinners-first Reed

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WELCOME SAVANNAH ROSE - Brother Sam and Leslie Harwell of Trenton, TN announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Rose Harwell on June 19, 2012. She weighs 7 pounds and is 19 ½ inches long. Her grandparents are James and Mary Sharp of Dyer, Keith and Gail Harwell of Milan,and Ron and Ellen Wolfe of Manchester, Tennessee.

Kenton News by Cindy Lamar Braving the scorching heat last week, the North Gibson 10 and Under AllStar Softball Team breezed through their tournament in Dyer, defeating all their county opponents, capturing the championship. Molly Lamar, daughter of Luke and Cynthia Lamar was among the talented team. Congratulations to all the young ladies and their coaching team. Cindy Lamar and 11 month-old grandson Pierce McAlister made a trip to Hickman, Kentucky last Monday to visit relatives at Sassafras Ridge. They enjoyed a very nice visit with Doris and Sam Weatherly and had a delicious lunch comprised of several fresh vegetables and fruits from their garden. Just a little further down the road, they stopped in to visit with Elmer and Virginia Williams and were joined by Cindy’s cousin Paul Lee Williams. “Nana� and Pierce had a great day together. The First Baptist Church is going to have a kick off for

vacation Bible school with a block party on Sunday, July 8 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. VBS will be Wednesday-Friday, July 11, 12, and 13, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. with family night to be held on Sunday evening, July 15 at 6: p.m. Welcome back to Kenton Mrs. Melba Carson. After living several years in Sidonia, Mrs. Melba Carson has moved back to Kenton, joining the neighbors on Tilghman Street. Food for thought: Lift me up Lord, I feel so low. Pain and sorrow fill my soul. Lift me up Lord, my hear just aches. The tears I cry flow e’en before I wake. Lift me up Lord; you’re my hope and strength. I need your help, my soul to keep. Prayer list: Robbie (Coble) Glissen, Charles Emrich, Dewey Bradley, Liam Sims, Jerry Williams, Terry Sweat, Ronnie Lamar, Eurby Sanders, Paul Hughes, Brian Hughey, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, and Bobby and Carol Primrose.

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“Oh, Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!� (Psalms 8:9) There is so much power in the mighty name of Jesus. Oh that people would call upon that mighty name! Brother Griggs taught out of Genesis 37:5-12. He talked about Joseph being a dreamer. Read the story in its entirety and you’ll see in verse three that Israel, the father of these 12 young men, loved Joseph more than all of his children because he was the son of his old age. And Israel wasn’t ashamed of it and he didn’t really try to hide it from the other boys. Maybe he thought that they were just old enough and mature enough to understand. So dad, in his infinite love for this favorite son of his, made a special coat – a coat of many colors. It was probably a fairly expensive garment in these days. In verse four though. We see that dad giving Joseph this coat caused the other children to hate Joseph insomuch that they couldn’t even speak peaceably to him. Now in all honesty, we all know that insomuch that they couldn’t even speak peaceably to him. Now in all honesty, we all know that Joseph knew that they hated him. Yet this brat walks up to his eleven brothers and says this: “Hear I pray you this dream that I have dreamed: for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose and also stood upright: and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf (verse 6-7).� And the next verse goes on to tell us the obvious – that they hated him all the more. In verse nine, he dreamed yet another dream and told it to his brothers too. He said, “behold, I have dreamed a dream more: and behold, the sun and the moon and the 11 stars made obeisance to me.� (Verse 9) One might say that Joseph was asking for it, eh? He told his father about this particular dream and even the father who loved him so was upset for a moment. His reaction was, “What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?�

(Verse 10) His brothers hated him even more and this time they decided they would do something about it. Most of us know that at this point, Joseph’s brothers end up selling him to some Ishmaelite that were traveling through on their way to carry some spices down to Egypt. Joseph ends up being sold into slavery but rises up to become Potiphar’s chosen. Joseph became quite prosperous down in Egypt. As a matter of fact, he became the overseer over all of Potiphar’s house‌ Until that fateful day when Potiphar’s wife set her heart to have Joseph sleep with her and Joseph, desperate to uphold his integrity, ran out of the house and as Potiphar’s wife grabbed his cloak when he took off, he ran right out of it! So, of course, she cried rape and prosperous dreamer Joseph was thrown into prison. Some years later, he interpreted some dreams for some men who later got out and told Pharaoh about it who just happened to need a dream interpreted himself and upon this interpretation, Joseph was finally set free. In Chapter 41 verse 42, “Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; and he made him to ride in the chariot which he had and they cried before him, “Bow the knee:â€? and he made him a ruler over all the land of Egypt.â€? At last, Joseph’s dreams were coming true. Yes it could be said that Joseph was quite the snob in the telling these dreams to his brothers. It most certainly could’ve been that way. Maybe he just wanted to rub their hateful envious noses in the fact that one day he would have the upper hand. Or maybe he honestly just wanted to share the dream with them. Who knows? But the point is he dreamed a dream and he kept dreaming. Through the time in the pit that his brothers threw him in, during the journey to Egypt with the Ishmaelite, when his hopes were dashed and he was thrown into prison, he never let go of the dream God gave him.


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Lowrance Chapel Sunday was a great day that we all enjoyed, fellowship together, singing praises to God and listening to his precious word. We were saddened at the death of Barbara Wiley’s daughter-inlaw, Evelyn Wiley. Remember in prayer, James White in the Trenton Nursing Home. Lucy Paschall continues to improve since her recent knee surgery. Our gospel meeting with Coy Hathcock will begin on Thursday, August 9, through Monday August 13. Services will be at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Our lesson for Sunday evening was entitled “Be Not Weary in Well Doing.� The apostle Paul deals with this subject in 2 Thessalonians 3:6-18. In verse 13, he says; “But ye brethren, be not weary in well doing.� Why ought we not to be weary in well doing? Because in well doing there is a 1) reward, 2) need, and 3) example. I hope that this lesson will encourage everyone not to be weary in well doing, but to continually be faithful to the Lord. The church at Thessalonica was relatively new when Paul wrote this epistle and like new churches, they had some problems. There were some who believed in the imminent return of Christ. As a result, some of them had stopped working and were behaving like busybodies. Paul had to write this second epistle to correct this misunderstanding. His instructions to the struggling church were to withdraw from those who were being disorderly. Moreover, these faithful brethren may have been discouraged by those who were not working. Paul encouraged them; however, not to be weary in well doing.

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Today, there are times when we may be discouraged as well. At such times we need to remember Paul’s words of encouragement, “be not weary in well doing.� We ought not to be weary in doing good because there is a great reward. Jesus said, “If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.� (John 13:17) There is also an external reward. Jesus said, “Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.� Other verses which teach about our reward are: Colossians 3:24, Hebrews 11:6, Revelation 22:12. There is a great need for us not to grow weary in well doing. Edmund Burke is attributed as saying, “All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.� Peter wrote, “For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.�(1 Peter 2:15) Paul said, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.� (Romans 12:21) When we are not weary in well doing and we do good things we set a good example for others. Consider a certain disciple named Tabitha (called Dorcas): this woman was full of good works and alms deeds that she did. (Acts 9:36) She was a woman full of good works and she remains a great example for us today! In setting a good example, we bring glory to God. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. “ (Matthew 5:16) Our prayer today is that we will not grow weary in doing well. Heaven is our reward if we will remain faithful.

North Union By Connie Cooper Let me begin with a request that you mark your calendar for July 22-25. This is the date for our summer revival and I don’t want you to miss it! Bro. Russell Little will be our guest preacher and we are so looking forward to the event. We are in prayer that the Lord will visit us with his presence and that we will truly experience revival. Our services were well attended this week. Of course with July 4th almost here, we appropriately sang several patriotic hymns. We also had special prayer for our nation and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Michelle Goad’s message to the children made use of a sunflower to illustrate her point. She told us that the sunflower pivots on its long stem as it follows the movement of the sun. She shared how blind Bartemaus searched for the son of God. So as the flower seeks the sun, we are to seek the Son, also. While home to visit his mother Louise, Lee Turner provided our special music this morning. He accompanied himself on the guitar and blessed us with a lively, “Jesus Is The Rock and He Rolls My Blues Away�. Bro. Chris’ message asked the searching question, “Do I Walk By Faith?� He shared

an interesting illustration of The Great Blondin’s tightrope walk across the Niagara River in 1859. He went on to share from the life of Abraham what steps could be taken to help us to have an increased faith. Remember that God is who he says he is and will do what He says he will do. Something in which we can definitely place our faith. Birthday wishes for this week and last go out to Chad Murray, Mandy Reese, Robert Whitley, Keith Quast and Sandy Whitley. And a special mention of our trip to Camp Clark Williamson last week. We had a wonderful time of fellowship and worship. Also we gave special acknowledgement of Reed Yarbrough’s participation in the establishment of the camp over fifty years ago. Several of our young people are attending camp there this summer. We are in prayer for several of our members who are undergoing medical tests and procedures this week. Also we have several who are traveling, including Bro. Don. So take time to get out of the heat and pray for one another and for the Lord to send us some rain. We won’t have church services on Wednesday but I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

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EVELYN DIANNE WILEY Germantown - Mrs. Evelyn Dianne Wiley, 62, of Germantown, Tennessee, passed away from this life on June 25, 2012, at Germantown Methodist Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Wiley were conducted on Friday, June 29, at the China Grove Baptist Church of Rutherford with Bro. Dale Crabtree and Bro. Marlon Stephens officiating. Interment followed in China Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Wiley was born May 1, 1950, in Gibson County; the daughter of the late Leonard and Kathleen Bromley Bryant. She was a registered nurse at Pediatrics East. Mrs. Evelyn Wiley is survived by her spouse, Edward Andre Wiley; one son, Jeremy Wiley and spouse Tobi Timm Wiley; and one sister, Betty Turner. She was preceded in death by her parents. Karnes & Son Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Mrs. Evelyn Dianne Bryant Wiley.

JIMMIE LEE DRAPER Newbern - Mr. Jimmie Lee Draper, age 48 of Newbern, Tennessee, passed away from this life on June 30, 2012, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Draper were conducted on Tuesday, July 3, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home of Dyer with Bro. Scott Jewell officiating. Interment followed in Yorkville Cemetery, Yorkville, Tennessee. Mr. Draper was born September 13, 1963, in Gibson County, Tennessee; the son of Ted Draper and Virginia Buege Pitts. He was a Safety Engineer at Nordyne in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Mr. Draper is survived by three sons, Joshua Draper, Jeremy Draper, and Johnson Draper; one brother, Brad Draper; two sisters, Julie Markham and Janeen Scobey; and one grandson, Levi Draper. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jay Draper. The family received friends from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, July 2. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Jimmie Lee Draper.

DEANIE EDWARDS WATKINS Rutherford - Mr. Deanie Edward Watkins, age 67 of Rutherford, Tennessee, passed away from this life on June 30, 2012. Funeral services for Mr. Watkins were conducted on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Garrett Sweeney officiating. Interment followed in Rutherford City Cemetery, Rutherford, Tennessee. Mr. Watkins was born July 12, 1944, in Obion County, Tennessee, the son of the late Willie B. and Jennie Watkins. He was retired from Eaton Axle in Humboldt. Mr. Watkins is survived by one son, Eddie Watkins and wife Jayna; one daughter, Deana Wyrick and husband Steven; three grandchildren, Travis Watkins, Mason Wyrick and Garrett Wyrick; two sisters, Janice Duck and Diane Gilliland; two nieces, Phyllis Covington and Jessica Duck; and two nephews, Jearod Gilliland and Kerry Gilliland. In addition to his parents, Mr. Watkins was preceded in death by a spouse, Peggy Overall Watkins; one son, Brad Overall; one brother, Sonny Watkins; and one nephew, Stacey Ellison. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 1. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Deanie Edward Watkins.

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Sports & Education Dyer Lady Eagles are working hard this summer BY LORI CATHEY The Dyer Lady Eagles Basketball Team is working hard this summer for the beginning of a rebuilding year. Since the end of school the Lady Eagles practice basketball Monday through Friday. They have also attended teams camp at UT at Martin and Trenton High School. Teams camp are very important to further advance a players individual skills, shooting, passing and dribbling. It also gives coaches a chance to work with all the players at one

time on all phases of the game in preparation for the upcoming season. The Lady Eagles had several players to attend individual camps consisting of individual skill development and improvement. Dyer Head Coach Erica Durall said,â&#x20AC;&#x153; The girls have put a lot of time into basketball this summer and I am very happy with the improvement they have made. There is a learning curve and our players will be learning every day at practice and every game this season.â&#x20AC;?

2012 LADY EAGLE BASKETBALL TEAM - Lady Eagle team members are: 8th grade: Serena Roach, Alexis Diggs, Anna Grace Jones, Britton Mann, 7th grade: Emerald Jones, Kyndal Pulley, Alexa Powell, 6th grade: Ashton Lannom, Savannah Fletches,

Destinee McMullins, Brittney Kolwyck, 5th grade: Nikia McMullins, Cecily Garland, Madison Carson, Caleigh Patterson, Alaina Hunt, Emma Siler, Kaci Sweatt, Briana Bates, Sunny Green and Amy Lee. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

THE DRIVE AROUND - Lady Eagle Anna Grace Jones drives around a Dyersburg defensive player for two points. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

THE FAST BREAK - Lady Eagle Emerald Jones, with a steal, makes a fast break to the basket. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

FIRST HIT OF THE ALL-STARS GAME - Gibson County senior John Michael Morris hit a single to left

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LOOKING FOR TWO ON THE REBOUND - Dyer Lady Eagle Serena Roach, with an offensive rebound, looks to put it back up for a basket for two points. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

MORRIS PLAYS ALL-STAR - Gibson County senior John Michael Morris couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been any happier about how his high school career ended. He was 1 of 36 players chosen for the 2012 West Tennessee High School Baseball All-star game played at Pringles Park in Jackson. Morris volunteered to be the designated hitter for the red team. Morris went 2-3 at the plate with a sacrifice, he also scored a run and had an RBI. Morris scored the teams first run with a deep fly ball to center field for a sacrifice in the fourth inning. Morris, who batted .400 with 16 runs, 22 RBIs and 30 hits for his final high school season. He will attend Mid-Continent University this fall on a baseball scholarship. Morris said he had so much fun playing with these players and was just happy to be there. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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UT Martin tuition increases 6 percent The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a six percent instate tuition increase for students attending the University of Tennessee at Martin, effective for the 2012 fall semester. Approval came Thursday during the board’s annual meeting in Knoxville. Instate tuition and fees will now cost undergraduate students an additional $169 per semester for a total of $3,528 or $7,056 for a full academic year. Full-time undergraduate enrollment is a minimum of 12 hours. Tuition and fees will increase an additional $202 per semester for a total of $4,097 per semester for instate UT Martin graduate

students or a total cost of $8,194 per academic year starting this fall. Full-time graduate enrollment is nine hours per semester. Also approved was a $30 to $55 fee for nursing students that will help to fund supplies and maintenance for the nursing simulation lab. “UT Martin is recognized for providing students with a high-quality education for their investment,” said Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor. “We’re sensitive to raising tuition and fees for students and families during hard economic times, but we pledge to continue adding value to the excellent academic and

college experience that UT Martin offers.” Fall semester classes begin Aug. 27 for the main campus and UT Martin centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley and Selmer. In other actions involving UT Martin: • The board voted to end a two-year pilot regional tuition rate for eligible students from Alcorn, Tippah and Tishomingo counties in Mississippi. • A faculty tenure and promotion plan was approved as submitted. • Dr. Mary Lee Hall, dean, College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences, made a report about UT Martin’s teacher education program.

University of Memphis Dean’s List Local Students Named to Dean’s List at University of Memphis are: The following students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Memphis for the spring 2012 semester:

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SCV PRESENTATION - Former SCV Camp 176 Commander, Bill Threlkeld, gave an interesting presentation about the different time in Obion County during the War for Southern Independence. Commander Danny Isbell welcomed the group and let the pledge to the American Flag and salute to the Confederate Flag. Compatriot Bob Nichols had the opening prayer. Lt. Commander John Abernathy gave a brief history of the soldiers and their units to the group. The program closed with Compatriot Will Thralls playing Taps.

SCV has presentation BY BILLY J. FOSTER/SCV LIFE MEMBER On a warm, sunny afternoon under the shade of an old chestnut tree, a group of twenty seven friends and descendants of Confederate Veterans buried in the Hollomon Cemetery gathered to remember the sacrifices made by their ancestors in defending their homes, families and peaceful life against an invading army. Three generations of the HURT family were present

and it is our hope the younger generations will continue this practice for future generations. If so, these old soldiers will never die as long as they are remembered in the hearts and minds of these descendants. A Gravestone Dedication Ceremony and Memorial Service was conducted by the Gen. Otho French Strahl, SCV Camp 176, Saturday, May 26th @ 2:pm in the Hollomon Cemetery near Mason Hall for Charles

Henry Watts, Co I, 22nd Barteau’s Cav. who had previously been lying in an unmarked grave for ninty seven years. Also honored were other veterans by placing flags on the graves of the five other Confederate Soldiers buried there. John A. Hurt, Co H, 47th Tn. Inf. , J.C. Holloman, Co A, 26th Tn Inf., Wm. S. Floyd, Co C, 4th Tn INf., Calvin Nichols, Co B , 17th. Tn Inf. and Captn. William Hollomon, Co A, 26th Tn Inf.

Crafton Scholarships go to twelve area students E.C. Crafton Memorial Scholarships have been awarded to twelve area students for the 2012-2013 school year-nine returning winners and three new recipients. The scholarship committee is proud to announce the selection of Clark Allen, Logan Duncan, Matthew Abbott, Rachel Barker, Catherine Cole, Elizabeth Landers, Jack Fields, Camille Collins, Ashley Wall, Caleb Thorne, Chelsea Joyce and Callie Summers. Crafton scholarships are available to Trenton-area students entering a course of study in any medical field at a University of Tennessee campus. These students represent six different areas of health care education, both in pre-professional and professional areas. Clark Allen of Trenton

will enter his second year in the Pharmacy School at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis this fall. This is his sixth year to receive a Crafton scholarship as he has steadily followed his dream to be a pharmacist. Logan Duncan of Dyer is a third year pharmacy student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and is receiving his third Crafton scholarship. Matthew Abbott of Trenton is entering his senior year at UT Martin this fall with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Biology as he prepares for entry into pharmacy school. Matthew is receiving his fourth Crafton scholarship. Rachel Barker of Dyer will also enter her senior year at UT Knoxville and

is receiving her fourth Crafton scholarship. Rachel can be very proud of her academic record-3.99 in a pre-medicine curriculum. Catherine Cole of Trenton will be a junior this fall at UT Martin, majoring in Health and Human Performance in her quest to become a physical therapist. Catherine is receiving her third Crafton scholarship. Elizabeth Landers of Trenton is a senior at UT Martin with a major in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Elizabeth is now working toward becoming a pharmacist and is receiving her third Crafton scholarship. Jack Fields of Milan is receiving a Crafton scholarship for the second year. He is a senior at UT Martin and will graduate with a BS degree in nursing next spring.

Camille Collins from Medina is a sophomore at UT Martin this fall in a predentistry curriculum. This is her second year to receive a Crafton scholarship. Ashley Wall from Milan is a sophomore at UT Martin majoring in Chemistry, in a pre-med curriculum. This is Ashley’s second Crafton scholarship. Three new Crafton scholarship recipients for this year are pursuing three different careers in the medical field. Caleb Thorne of Milan will be a senior at UT Martin this fall in the nursing program and is looking forward to completing his BS degree in Nursing. Chelsea Joyce from Dyer graduated from Gibson County High School and will enter UT Knoxville studying a Pre-Med curriculum. Callie Summers

from Trenton just graduated from Peabody High School and will attend UT Martin in a Pre-Occupational Therapy course of study. The E.C. Crafton Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1980 to commemorate a life of giving by a beloved physician in the community. Dr. E.C. Crafton was a founder of Gibson General Hospital and a physician in Trenton from 1953 until his death in 1980. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and of the UT Medical School. The E.C. Crafton Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in his memory through the University of Tennessee. Through it, worthy area students entering a course of study in any medical field at a University of Tennessee campus may

receive financial assistance. The scholarships are available for renewal as long as the student remains in a medically-related curriculum at a UT campus. Area students interested in applying for an E.C. Crafton Memorial Scholarship can contact one of the scholarship committee members (Jimmy Hall, Carol Gordon, or Carol Weems) or the committee through Gibson General Hospital. Applications are available from the committee and should be submitted by April 15 for the following academic year. Donations to the E.C. Crafton Memorial Scholarship Fund are always appreciated and anyone donating to UT can designate their gift for the E.C. Crafton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Chelsea Joyce Elizabeth Landers

Rachel Barker

Catherine Cole Matthew Abbott

Clark Allen

Caleb Thorne

Ashley Wall

Logan Duncan

Callie Summers

Camille Collins

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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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GIBSON COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY Position Vacancy: Children’s Librarian General Requirements: Ability to plan and implement a comprehensive program for library services to children.Ability to plan and present outreach programs to county schools, daycares and adult centers. Must have provable computer experience in office hardware and software applications. Must be available for five and a half day work weeks. Will also be expected to perform regular dayto-day Library activities.Minimal educational requirements: High School Diploma. Some college preferred. Submit a resume to Children’s Librarian Positions, Gibson County Memorial Library 303 South High Street, Trenton, TN 38382 or countylibrary@bellsouth. net. Resumes must be submitted by July 16, 2012. The Gibson County Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ---------------------------------2wks.

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Services 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 -------------------------------COMPUTER PROBLEMS? VIRUSES, SPYWARE, email, printer issues, bad internet connections - Fix It Now! Professional, U.S.-based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1888-875-8530 (TnScan) -----------------------------------DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT children $99.00. Includes name change and property settlement agreement. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. Call 1-888-733-7165, 24/7 (TnScan)

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YARD SALE 100 Trimble Hwy, Rutherford on Friday, July 6th and Saturday, July 7th from 7 a.m. til? Lots of girls/ ladies clothes (also girls plus sizes 14 ½ to 20 ½), shoes, purses, books, Marmalade dish set (16 place setting plus accessories) and much more!

FOR RENT 3 BR, 2 BA house. CHA. Available July 1. 105 Fain Street. Call 643-7480 or 665-7293.

For Sale FOR SALE BY OWNERS 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, brick home on 1.5 acres in country outside of Rutherford near China Grove area. 2-car garage and 30 x 40 shop. Call 665-6960. -------------------------------1wk. FOR SALE 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, country home 3 1/2 miles out of Dyer. $67,000. Call 692-2534. -------------------------------1wk. BIG 4 BEDROOM/ 2 bath/ den. You have got to see! Price to Sell! Clayton Homes of Lexington 731-968-4937 (TnScan) -------------------------------------

YARD SALE Three family yard sale. 204 Flowers St. Kenton TN. Household goods, clothes, and lots more. 7-3 Friday and 7-1 Saturday. YARD SALE Sat. July 7, 2012, 205 High Street, Dyer, 6:30 a.m. until ? 2 trunks, Singer sewing machine, clothes, shoes, scrubs, exercise equipment, Christmas ornaments, cabinet, 20” tires, (4) Z71 17” wheels, and much, much more. Come by and check out the bargains.


-----------------------------tfn FOR RENT 250 Hull St. Dyer. 2 bedroom, 1 bath central heat and air. Big lot. $350 month with $200 deposit. Call 784-1518. ------------------------------1wk. FOR RENT 2 bedroom house recently remodeled. Hardwood floors, utility room. 315 W. Broad St. in Dyer. $300 plus deposit. Call 686-3764 or 414-1059. ------------------------------1wk.

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LENDER-ORDERED LAKE LIQUIDATION Sale! 2 acres with Free boat slips only $29,900. Was $69,900. Boat, ski, fish on 160,000 acre Kentucky Lake. All infrastructure completed. Own for pennies on the dollar. Excellent financing. Call now 1-800-704-3154 x 3765 (TnScan) ------------------------------------SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $3997.00- Make/ Save Money with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info/DVD: 1-800-578-1363 Ext. 300N (TnScan) ------------------------------------SEVERAL CLOSE OUT MODELS left. Prices have been reduced! Clayton Homes of Lexington 731-968-4937 (TnScan) ------------------------------------FOR SALE 1997 F-250 HD 4x4 Supercab XLT Lariat long wheel-base. 7.3 L power stroke, turbo diesel, 4 speed auto power and air. Serious callers only. $5.500 OBO. Call 731-298-1723. ---------------------------1wks.

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Saturday, July 7, 2012 • 10:00 a.m. 484 E. College St, Dyer, TN Personal Property of the late Mr. Howard & Mrs. Gillie Baker Estates PARTIAL LISTING: Spinning Wheel •Lighted Curio Cabinet •Old Livestock Medical Book •Several Rutherford, TN School Yearbooks •Silhouettes •Beautiful Full Size Bed •Antique Chest w/7 Drawers •Oak 3 Drawer Dresser Base •Beautiful Antique Dresser w/3 Mirrors •4 Drawer Chest w/Pull Out Desk •Primitive Quilt Box •Foot Locker Chest •Coverlets •Old Trenton, TN Drink Bottle •Engine/Line Shaft Demo Board •Office Safe From Dr. R.L. Newman Office •Old Kitchen Cabinets •Lots of Big Band Records •Old Hand Tools •1964 Ford 2000 Tractor (Gas) •Ford 5 ft. Rotary Mower •Cross Cut Saw •Open Top 12 ft. Stock Trailer •GE Washer and Dryer (Used very little) •Many more items will be added as we search through the house and barn...

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Offer valid May 14 - July 8, 2012. See store associate for details.

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KENTON TRIBUTE TO VETERANS CEREMONY - State Representative Curtis Halford, Kenton Mayor Virginia Davidson and State Representative Bill Sanderson all spoke at the Kenton White Squirrel Festival flag raising ceremony and tribute to American veterans, which was held at the Kenton Youth Center early Saturday morning of June 30. There was also breakfast and refreshments enjoyed by a sizable crowd of veterans and friends including Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold. The ceremony included the Pledge of Allegiance as shown in the photograph below.

UNSUNG HERO AWARD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dyer Station Celebration committee member Judy Baker presented the Unsung Hero Award to William and Ann Caton during the street dance held June 29 in downtown Dyer. The Catons were honored for their help in raising money for the DSC Giving Tree for kids at Christmas.




STEPPING IT OFF â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Dyer Station Steppers danced to the music of the Empty Pockets Band at the street dance.

SERVING ICE CREAM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; GC Colorguards Sydney Inman and Cecily Morris served ice cream at the Dyer Station Celebration Street Dance.


906 Grayson Lane, Jackson, TN Willow Green Subdivision

Thursday, July 12 â&#x20AC;˘ 6 p.m.

Recently Foreclosed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lender Owned; Located just off Ashport Road. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this opportunity to own a very nice 2-story luxury home! Built by Don Mitchell. Home Features: 6500 Sq. Ft. Home, 5 BR, 3 Full Baths/3 half Baths & also a new large addition added on the back. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT OR PROPERTY INFORMATION PACK Terms: 10% Buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premium Applies (Added to Final Bid to Reach TOTAL Selling Price. $25,000 Down Day Of Auction with Closing Within 20 Days. Offering Broker Participation: Must register 24 hours before sale. See website for more information - INSPECTION Sunday, July 1st & 8th @ 2p-5p * Thursday @ 2pm until Sale time.


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KENTON TRIBUTE TO VETERANS - Iraq War Veteran Sam Shoulders raises the flag during Kentonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s White Squirrel Festival Tribute to Military Veterans this past Saturday. NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated October 19, 2007, executed by ANNA L GONZALES, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M WILSON JR as same appears of record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, on October 20, 2007, as Instrument No. 90837, in Book 917, at Page 831; 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 (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Noticeâ&#x20AC;?) 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 Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee on January 3, 2012. 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 July 11, 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 an iron pin in the West margin of Atkins Street, said point being the Southeast corner of Lot 11 and the Northeast corner of this Lot, runs thence South 13 degrees 41 minutes West along the West margin of Atkins Street for 15.6 feet of an iron pin; runs thence South 0 degrees 36 minutes West along said rightof-way for 120.0 feet to an iron pin at the Northeast corner of Lot 15; runs thence North 89 degrees 24 minutes West for 171.9 feet to an iron pin in the East line of the James Atkins farm; runs thence with Atkins East line North 0 degrees 21 minutes East for 135.0 feet of an iron pin located at Lot 11â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Southwest corner; runs thence with Lot 11â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South line South 89 degrees 24 minutes East for 176.8 feet to the point of beginning. PARCEL ID: 157D- D- 011.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 706 ATKINS STREET, GIBSON, TN 38338. 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): ANNA L GONZALES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A 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#: 09-0140921 FEI # 1006.119975 06/20, 06/27, 07/04/2012

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Noticeâ&#x20AC;?) 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 Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 JULY 12, 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, Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office 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 Southeast corner of James R. and Billy Joe McKnight as recorded in Deed Book 110, page 265, Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 home 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 06/20, 06/27, 07/04/2012

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Dyer Station Celebration SATURDAY - July 7 - 9:00 AM : 9 Gann Rd Milan TN 38358


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from page 1 be a part of this. I hope you all have a special and joyful July 4th,â&#x20AC;? said Thompson. Jason Griggs, Dyer City Recorder and member of The Joylanders, sang the beautiful â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;My Statue of Liberty.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The guest speaker for the event was Doug Duncan. Duncan is a veteran of the Navy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would like to thank the committee for asking me to share and be part of this 28th celebration. It is fitting that it is dedicated to our veterans, past and presently serving. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a natural citizen of Dyer. I was not born and raised here but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a long-time love affair with Dyer. When I was young I hitchhiked to Dyer from Rutherford. Dyer had the prettiest cheerleaders. When I was 15 I got a job at Liberty Supermarket as butcher. After I graduated Pharmacy School in 1968 I went into the service. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to go but we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a choice then. I served three years and I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take anything for those years now. In 1973 a 27-year-old boy bought Gladhillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drug Store. I wanted to be of good service and provide good service.â&#x20AC;? In our Pledge of Allegiance we say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;One nation under God.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I think about a child under the care and direction of their parents. God says he and Jesus are one and the same so we could say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;One nation under Jesus Christ.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I look upon his life and the example

he set and his service. He set the bar high to be a servant. I am proud of my service to my country and to our community. When I came to Dyer there were six department stores. I think about what it used to be. We had lots of Mom and Pop groceries. But one thing hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed. That is our sense of pride in our town. The spirit lives on. The heartbeat of Dyer still thrives. Giving time is an important commodity and the credit goes to the Dyer Station Committee. The committee salutes our veterans but I would like to salute the committee. Thank you for the work you do. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a veteran and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m from Dyer,â&#x20AC;? concluded Duncan. Brittnay Thompson introduced the 2012 Hostess Princess Cady Griffin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a great honor to me and my family to be your Hostess Princess. I have helped my grandmother over the years with Dyer Station activities. I always admired the Hostess Princesses and hoped to be one some day. Please attend the events this week,â&#x20AC;? said Griffin. In conclusion, she thanked the committee and her parents, Beth and Tommy Griffin. Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shelby Kee attended her first DSC opening ceremony and said she was excited about the upcoming events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an asset to the community and








FAMILY TRADITION - Dyer Station Celebration Hostess Princess Cady Griffin, with her grandmother Kareen Griffin, spoke to the crowd during the opening ceremony. Cady has been helping her grandmother for years with preparations for the annual celebration. This year she is an important part of the eventr.

the county. I am happy to be a part of it this year,â&#x20AC;? said Kee. Mae Beth Reed introduced the Parade Marshals Eddie and Lou Ellen Bone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really need an introduction. Eddie ran Boneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department Store for many years. He also worked in The Bank of Dyer for 10 years, served as a Dyer alderman, and on the school board. Lou Ellen was dental assistant and also sold real estate for many years. They have been married for 60 years and have three children, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. They are members of the Dyer Cumberland Presbyterian Church where they are elders. They have been active in the town and community for many years. We thank them for all they have done and are doing for Dyer,â&#x20AC;? said Reed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were surprised and honored to be named Grand Marshals but we are glad to do it,â&#x20AC;? said Eddie Bone. We have lived in Dyer all our lives, born and raised here. We attended Dyer High School and all our children did too. We have a love for Dyer and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great place to raise children. I want to thank the committee, as has been said by everyone here and I agree. Twenty-nine years ago Georgia Ellis had this idea and the next year, after she passed away, her nephew Johnny McIlwain started it. Judy Baker and Johnny have been on the committee for 28 years.â&#x20AC;? Bone read the names of each committee member. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enjoy the week and God bless Dyer!â&#x20AC;? Betty Rose thanked Dyer Florist for the flowers used at the opening ceremony. She recognized the public officials attending. They included State Representative Curtis Halford, Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold, County Commissioner Cody Childress, Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shelby Kee, Hilda Patterson, Dyer alderpersons Nathan Reed, Chris Younger, Roger Gray, Judy Baker, and Marilyn Williamson, Johnny McIlwain thanked everyone for coming and encouraged them to attend other events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would also like to thank the committee members. Over 28 years, we have become like family. There are many, many hours that go into this. They sacrifice time away from their families to give of their talents,â&#x20AC;? he said. McIlwain then led the crowd in the singing of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;God Bless America.â&#x20AC;?




DSC COMMITTEE MEMBERS SING - Members of the Dyer Station Celebration committee led the crowd in the singing of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;God Bless Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at the conclusion of the opening ceremony.



OPENING CEREMONY PARTICIPANTS - State Representative Curtis Halford (photo above) visits with guest speaker Doug Duncan following the DSC opening ceremony. Amy Powell (above right photo) sang the Nation Anthem and Dyer City Recorder Jason Griggs (lower right photo) sang â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;My Statue of Liberty.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; (photos by Cindy East)

Tri-City Reporter July 4 2012  
Tri-City Reporter July 4 2012